November 30th [Feast of St. Andrew] and December 1st, 2010
Did you know that........ the
errors of US Intelligence which opened the doors to the bombing of
1. The U.S.
Intelligence had, by the
Summer of 1940, cracked the Japanese communication code used by their
corps. From then on, the U.S. had free access to all information to and
from Tokyo handled by the Japanese Embassy in Washington, D.C.
However, at times
the messages accumulated
as much as a week before being decoded and, after being decoded,
additional time before they would reach the appropriate "desks" in the
2. The only
surveillance the U.S. kept in
Pacific was on the south because that was the area normally used by the
Japanese. [Naturally, the Japanese hit from the north].
3. The U.S. war
planes were not inside their
designed refuges because General Short was afraid of sabotage by the
Japanese residents, thus kept them in the open.
4. The huge
Japanese squadron, 353 aircraft, was picked up by the radar of Kahuku
Point at 7:15 A.M. (less than one hour before the attack). The squadron
was assumed to be a group of (only) twelve (!) B-17s that were expected
from the mainland.
5. On the day of
the attack, five hours
the last raid, a telegraph dispatcher delivered, via bicycle, a
to the General Headquarters of Admiral Kimmel. It was a copy, for
Kimmel's information, of a message from General Marshall to General
transmitted via commercial
was intended to warn the military command of Hawaii that, having the
presented an ultimatum on December 7th at 7:30 A.M. (Hawaii time), it
a good idea "to be on guard".
November 29th, 2010
First: The amount of
intelligence data now collected via satellites,
computers and mobile phones is overwhelming, yet, ultimately it is up
to a human to issue the order to act upon a "red flag". Therefore, the
more data is collected the greater the probability of missing the
window of opportunity to act before is too late.
Second: Are we, in and out of the government and the Armed
Forces, in better mental and moral shape than we were in 1941?
No! Complacency and self
deification has eroded the
edge given to us by High Tech. Just
think of how our mental agility for
arithmetic operations has declined after the proliferation of
hand held calculators.
As the world moves
toward a "global Pearl
Harbor" we suggest that our visitors read (or re-read) m de P's
1993 letter to President Jimmy Carter. We insist on these
because denying their reality will have very serious
those who are on denial. (It does not matter whether the individual
believes in God or not. Individual beliefs do not, in any way, affect
the reality of God.)
For those who keep repeating like a soporific mantra "God is Merciful
and will not cause harm to His children" we say: (a) Do you have a
guarantee that you are part of the group known as "His children"? As
with the proverbial Christmas List - you better check that
(b) Become familiar with applied Mercy.
It may just not be what
you are hoping it to be. Keep in mind that mankind has proven to God
that, in general terms, only
pain will make man pay attention to God.
For those who are counting on that Golden Era that the Catholic Sects
are promising, as they try to manipulate
Divine Revelations, we just
want to point out that we are already symbolically into
Events leading to the End of These Times.
It would appear that....
post of November 28th For Your
was prepared in conjunction
with what was simultaneously posted on our Divine
We want to assure you that not even
subconsciously that could
have happened considering the process we follow regarding what appears
in those pages.
The synchronicity even startled us. Therefore, we strongly suggest
that the messages are taken more seriously and with greater
urgency than ever.
Have you heard that....
attackers, riding on motorcycles, attached bombs to the car windows of
Iranian nuclear scientists as they were driving to their workplaces on
Monday morning? (1)
One bomb killed Majid
Shahriari, a member of the nuclear engineering faculty at the Tehran
University, and wounded his wife. The second
blast seriously wounded nuclear physicist Fereidoun Abbasi.
Foundation comments: We do not seem to learn any of the lessons
taught by six thousand years of recorded history, and we call ourselves
homo sapiens (from latin: "wise man" or "knowing man").
At least two other Iranian nuclear scientists have been
killed in recent years. Iran has said it suspects the attacks were part
of a covert attempt by the West to undermine the country's nuclear
From (Mr.) IW @ US
I just watched the EWTN show 'The World Over" with Raymond Arroyo -
Opus Dei (OD). Benedict's book was the headline story, for which
Arroyo had George Weigel (OD) as the spin-master.
I found it quite interesting that Arroyo overtly cited the 'male
prostitute' phrase - yet glided right over it to spend 15 minutes
endlessly spinning what Benedict said about condoms. To the point of
In light of this and the rest of the 'spinning', my observation is that
this all has one end: to destroy the little Faith that is left among
As an organist can play on more than one keyboard simultaneously (even
three), they are playing off the secular media against the various
elements of the religious media. Each taking different sides,
intentionally sowing confusion. In the final analysis, they do not care
what you believe..... as long as you heed and believe them.
OD is master of the Dialectic (1);
and the goal of this one is that the viewer or listener will heed them,
no matter how incoherent the message.
"Let a hundred flowers bloom" as Mao said. The same was done in Euro
Communism. Whatever the Party says, it is true! Even if they are saying
10 different things, or changing positions weekly.
The 'male prostitute' is both a Freudian Slip and an intentional Red
(1) Dialectic (also called
dialectics or the dialectical method) is a method of argument, which
has been central to both Indic and Western philosophy since ancient
(2) A "Red Herring" is a
fallacy in which an irrelevant topic is presented in order to divert
attention from the original issue.
A. Thank you for
sharing. As we have said before: "Even satan must serve God."
Have you heard
that.... the U.S. government has begun seizing web sites
without warning or a trial. The Department of Homeland Security has so
far seized 76 web sites it claims are engaged in copyright violations.
Here's (1) why
this marks the beginning of the government takeover of the internet.
Foundation comments: Now that by such actions it has been
demonstrated that it is possible for the government to do so under the
weakest justification, we ask: Why
doesn't the appropriate US Department shut down every single pedophile
related web site hosted in the US and block the internet traffic to all
those sites hosted in pedo-friendly countries?
Or is it that we have many pedo-friendly individuals holding high
offices in the US?
November 28th, 2010 [First Sunday of Advent]
Today's very appropriate Mass readings
Isaiah 2: 1-5
 The word that Isaias the son of Amos
saw, concerning Juda and Jerusalem.  And in the last days the
mountain of the house of the Lord shall be prepared on the top of
mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations
shall flow unto it.  And many people shall go, and say: Come and let
us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of
Jacob, and he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths:
for the law shall come forth from Sion, and the word of the Lord from
Jerusalem.  And he shall
judge the Gentiles, and rebuke many people: and they shall turn their
swords into ploughshares, and their spears into sickles: nation shall
not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they be exercised any
more to war.  O house of
Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord.
Foundation comments: Obviously this has not happened yet; it is
the result of His Second Coming.
Romans 13: 11-14
And that knowing the season;
that it is now the hour for us to rise from sleep. For now our
salvation is nearer than when we believed.  The night is
passed, and the day is at
hand. Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and put
on the armour of light.  Let us walk honestly, as in the day: not
in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and impurities, not in
contention and envy:  But
put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh
in its concupiscences.
Foundation comments: This time the day is indeed at hand,
otherwise we would destroy ourselves.
And as in the days of Noe, so
shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  For as in the days
before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in
marriage, even till that day in which Noe entered into the ark, 
And they knew not till the flood came, and took them all away; so also
shall the coming of the Son of man be. .....
 Watch ye therefore, because ye know not what hour your Lord will
come.  But know this ye, that if the goodman of the house knew at
what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch, and would not
suffer his house to be broken open.  Wherefore be you also ready,
because at what hour you know not the Son of man will come.
Foundation comments: It will happen just like that.
Just a timely reminder from miguel
November 27th, 2010 [Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Isn't it amazing that... the
title of the latest book by Opus Dei's Benedict XVI is "The Light of the World" while the
Opus Dei founder named his booklet "The
Who is Jesus, their Janitor?
In Christianity's context, Jesus Christ IS the only Light of the World
and The only Way, while Escrivá and Benedict XVI dare to take
the place of Him Whose place is unique. Blasphemers!
What is also amazing is how many continue to fall for this propaganda,
a propaganda which will cost them their Eternal Life – since they will
be ensnared by the False Christ, whose way is being prepared in these
same propagandists’ ovens.
Let no man deceive you
by any means, for unless there come a revolt first, and the man
be revealed, the son of perdition, Who
opposeth, and is lifted up above all that is called God, or that is
worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing
as if he were God. Remember you not, that when I was yet
with you, I told you these things? [2 Thess. 2: 3-5]
We wonder if... the Vatican
spin masters are recalling the translations of Benedict's book which
refer to "male prostitutes" to reissue it with a more politically
correct (????!) "female prostitutes"?
We had pre ordered the book in English from Amazon.uk, with
date matching the "official” on-sale day of November 23rd. Yesterday we
received a note from Amazon.uk that there has been a delay and they
will not be able to ship until December 17th. Amazon.com in the US is
also showing a delay of weeks for printed and audio versions in
English, while the Kindle version seems to be ready. (Note that such
electronic versions can be easily “corrected”).
Upon inquiring about the order placed in Spain for the
Spanish, to the surprise of the bookstore owner, neither publishing
house nor wholesaler had one single copy available for shipment.
Time will tell how the Vatican will finally spin itself out
of this one.
We are happy to
readers that.... God has finally revealed to m de P the
nature of the continuum that he already knew connected the Time and
Eternity Frames of reference is (1).
(It could be said that miguel understood what this continuum is like; or what it is composed of; or what it means). As you can see by our
difficulty in even describing this revelation, it may be a while before
we can express this continuum in human terms.
This much we can say: It is perfectly coherent
with all else revealed
to him regarding the Frames of Reference, the work God has called m de
P to fulfill, and whatever little he knows about Quantum Theory (2).
Time and Eternity
Did you know that....
35 - 45 % of the visitors to the Divine Encouragement page took the
faith evaluator Rope Test? (1)
Amazing! The majority
(55 - 65 %) seems to be either over confident or
fearful of facing reality.
November 26th, 2010
Did you know that...
organs of nuclear workers were secretly
harvested for 40 years? (1)
The families of scores of
nuclear power station workers whose hearts, lungs and other organs were
secretly stored and tested over a period of almost 40 years were let
down by the authorities, a report said yesterday.
Relatives were seldom told that their loved ones’ organs
were to be removed, and as a result families buried or cremated
incomplete bodies. In many cases the truth that their organs had been
illegally removed and then destroyed in the testing process emerged
only many years later.
Another "conspiracy theory" proven true.
May this be another reminder to those
who live in denial
that there is no Tooth Fairy, and that denial
exercise in futility.
(2) Denial - An exercise in
it ironic that.... the title of the 36 million
dollar "epic" of the life of Escrivá is "There Be Dragons", and
the movie is also referred to just as "Dragons"? (1)
November 25th, 2010 [
Thanksgiving Day in the US]
As we have said many times - God is using every imaginable channel to
warn His children - those whose names are in the Book of Life . [Rev. 20:12]
Which brings to mind......
yesterday's Mass reading - Rev. 18:1-4, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a
Which we partially quote - but not out of context:
After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great
authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. 2 With a
mighty voice he shouted:
“‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the
Great!’She has become a dwelling for demons and a haunt for every
impure spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every
unclean and detestable animal. 3 For all the nations have drunk the
maddening wine of her adulteries.
The kings of the earth
committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich
from her excessive luxuries.”
4 Then I heard another voice
from heaven say: “‘Come out of her, my people,’so that you will
not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues;
5 for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her
21 Then a mighty angel picked
up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea,
and said: “With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown
down, never to be found again.
How many times we have read the above passages! Only God knows but,
this time, something jumped out at us: The three step procedure.
step - Something happened that
caused Babylon the Great to fall since the angel is announcing it as
something that already has happened; then
Second step - The angel tells the Elect to abandon it
as not to suffer its fate.
Third step - Babylon is
completely destroyed - never to be found again.
If one considers that:
(a) The fall of the
Financial World (which, by the way, continues to tumble into the
abyss), the capital of which is New York, is the First Step; then
(b) While the Third Step is being prepared, the Elect - for
a variety of reasons, many of which may not be their awareness of the
Babylon - relocate out of it; so that
(c) The Third Step, the fulfillment of what symbolically
took place in 9-11, will take place.
Just a thought.....
(Mr.) WS @ US
Jesus wept over it and
said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring
you peace.... [Luke 19]
Quoting from the Star
Banner by Francis Scott Key 1814
Oh! thus be it ever, when
freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and
the war's desolation!
victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made
and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we
must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God
is our trust."
star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and
the home of the brave!
A. We, too, weep.
Did you know that.... young doubters exit the church now
more than in previous generations? (1)
Twenty and thirty plus
years old men and women are abandoning the faith.
Some striking mile markers appear on the road through young
adulthood: leaving for college, getting the first job and apartment,
starting a career, getting married—and, for many people today, walking
away from the Christian faith.
A few years ago, shortly after college, I was in my studio
apartment with a friend and fellow pastor's kid. After some small talk
over dinner, he announced, "I'm not a Christian anymore. I don't know
what happened. I just left it."
An image flashed into my mind from the last time I had seen
him. It was at a Promise Keepers rally. I remembered watching him
worship, eyes pinched shut with one slender arm skyward.
Jesus Christ comments through St. Luke: I tell you, he will see that they get
justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find
faith on the earth?” [Luke 18:8]
We continue to weep, but we are consoled
with the knowledge that we have done all that has been required of us.
November 24th, 2010
you heard that.... a small Chinese Internet service
provider briefly rerouted as much as 15 percent of
the world’s Web traffic on two occasions last spring? (1)
The report, by the United States-China
Economic and Security Review Commission, noted that the service
provider, IDC China Telecommunication, broadcast inaccurate Web traffic
routes for about 18 minutes on April 8. That information was then
retransmitted by China’s state-owned China Telecommunications,
effectively forcing data from the United States and other countries to
pass through Chinese computer servers. A similar episode in
March drew less attention.
The report said the move
affected data traveling over both the government and military networks
of the United States, including information from the Senate, the Army,
the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, the secretary of defense’s
office, NASA, the Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, as well as from many American
The incidents, which were widely reported when they occurred, were
never explained, although Chinese engineering managers said that the
routing errors were accidental.
We, in the US, must realize that no matter
how many "pat downs" are conducted in the airports, when our D-Hour
comes, we are done. It will happen only when the Masters of the World (2)
decide, and no one
in the official US
government can do anything about it. Because we have warned all parties
- privately and publicly - for years, we are at peace.
(2) The Masters of the World Master
From (Mr.) WS @ US
Global warming and
the thawing of the Permafrost are/will
be yielding huge amounts of methane gas.
It's interesting that the broadcast media don't put this info out
especially when one of the consequences could be something like the
entire sky being on fire!
They only love to make us scared so that we can consume.
A. You are
right. The moment they figure out how to
commercially exploit that reality we will be hearing about it 7/24.
(Mr.) WO @ US
With reference to
your post of November 23rd regarding
Benedict's controversial statement....
While my German is rusty, I have done my best here to give my own
translation from the German, as Google's is rotten. Not surprisingly, it
proves your point:
gibt Joseph Ratzinger seinen Kurswechsel vor. Die Zeit des absoluten
Neins zu den Präservativen ist auch für ihn vorbei: "Es mag
Einzelfälle geben, etwa wenn ein Prostituierter ein
Kondom verwendet, wo dies ein erster Schritt zur Moralisierung sein
kann, ein erstes Stück Verantwortung", so argumentiert der
Gespräch mit dem Publizisten Peter Seewald. Weil dessen Buch erst
Mittwoch erscheint, sind es Auszüge daraus, die Furore machen."
"Now Josef Ratzinger presents
his policy change. The time of an absolute 'no' to condoms is over for
him: "There may be justified individual cases, such as when a male
uses a condom, where this can be a first step towards morality, a first
part of responsibility," so argued the Pontiff in conversation
the journalist Peter Seewald. As the book was first published only on
Wednesday, there are statements in it which have caused a furor".
"Die Passage zur Prostitution
könnte mehr als explosiv
sein, auch weil sich Benedikt hier ganz offen auf männliche
Prostituierte und damit auf ein weiteres Tabu-Thema zu beziehen
scheint: Den Homo-Sex, den es nach Ansicht der katholischen Kirche gar
nicht geben dürfte."
"The Passage about Prostitution
could not be more explosive, because Benedict is himself open-minded
toward male Prostitutes, and therefore on another taboo-theme
we may draw this conclusion: it appears the Catholic Church's
stance on homosexuality is being ignored."
In German, "ein Prostituierter" refers explicitly
to a male prostitute. There is no ambiguity here.
A. Thank you for
shedding a clear light on this issue.
for November 23rd, 2010
now you should know from our pages (1)
when faith in external government systems fails,
faith in God subsequently increases. (2)
[our underscoring and italicizing]
Five researchers examined how
instability in government order, ranging from economic turmoil to
impending elections, affects individual psychological functioning. They
based their findings on an analysis of historical trends and past
research, as well as four experiments they designed.
The study highlights the psychological importance of personal control
of one's destiny in providing security. When someone feels personal
matters are out of control, an external force -- either government or
God -- can ensure things are under control. The order provided by a
higher power or karma is thought to be common to almost all religions.
The paper claims belief in God and government serve overlapping
functions as providers of structured, nonrandom, orderly worlds. The
researchers also write that government
and God may be substitutable.
They say "faith in God subsequently
increases" but they are wrong. What they mean is "reliance
The "importance of personal control of one's destiny" is the spoiler in
the interaction between man and God. The more we seek control of our
destiny the further we stray from God. Case in point - Opus Dei's
The full reverse may be seen in St. John Bosco's trajectory. (4) That is why St. Bosco and
Escrivá are at
completely opposite ends of the Eternal Spectrum.
Now... We ask you to make the proverbial three guesses as to why is God
going to finally pull the rug from under the "civilized" world once and
for all. If you pay attention to what we
publish and if we have fulfilled our function (5)
well, your first guess
will be the right one (1)
(1) Pain is the
megaphone that God uses....
(3) Opus Dei failed theological
(4) St. John Bosco's
(5) Our function
It seems that....
a German publication confirms what three
translations of Benedict's latest book state, and not what the
L'Osservatore Romano and the Spanish press claim to be the case.
Nun gibt Joseph Ratzinger seinen Kurswechsel vor. Die Zeit
des absoluten Neins zu den Präservativen ist auch für ihn
vorbei: "Es mag begründete Einzelfälle geben, etwa wenn ein
Prostituierter ein Kondom verwendet, wo dies ein erster Schritt zur
Moralisierung sein kann, ein erstes Stück Verantwortung", so
argumentiert der Pontifex im Gespräch mit dem Publizisten Peter
Seewald. Weil dessen Buch erst am Mittwoch erscheint, sind es
Auszüge daraus, die Furore machen.
Die Passage zur Prostitution könnte mehr als explosiv
sein, auch weil sich Benedikt hier ganz offen auf männliche
Prostituierte und damit auf ein weiteres Tabu-Thema zu beziehen
scheint: Den Homo-Sex, den es nach Ansicht der katholischen Kirche gar
nicht geben dürfte.
Which Google translates as:
Now, Joseph Ratzinger before his change
of course. The time of absolute no to the condom is also for him by:
"There may be justified individual cases, such as when a prostitute
used a condom, where this can be a first step towards the moralization,
a first part of the responsibility," the pontiff argued in conversation
with the journalist Peter Seewald. Because the book is published only
on Wednesday, there are parts of it, cause the sensation.
The passage into prostitution could be more than explosive, also
because Benedict quite openly on male prostitutes and thus belong to
another subject seems taboo: the gay sex that it might not even exist
according to the Catholic Church.
wait!, we read that.... the Diocese of Rome issued the
strongly worded statement after the conservative Panorama
newsweekly said in a cover story and accompanying video
that it had interviewed three gay priests in Rome and accompanied them
to gay clubs and bars and to sexual encounters with strangers,
including one in a church building.
for November 22nd, 2010
[Anniversary of the
Assassination of John F. Kennedy]
One of the priests, a Frenchman identified only as Paul, celebrated
Mass in the morning before driving the two escorts he had hired to
attend a party the night before to the airport, Panorama said. (1)
Now Ratzinger's inappropriate statement
looks more like that of a politician trying to garner the voters’
Two escorts? Out of town escorts, brought in by air? Collection
must be booming - not to mention the Escort business.
By now most have heard that....
Benedict has approved the
use of he
a prophylactic under certain conditions.
The issue we are dealing with here is not that in itself. What we are
dealing with here is that the Spanish (Opus Dei’s native language) and
Italian translations, as quoted by L'Osservatore Romano, give one
version, while the original German, like the English and French
translations, gives a significantly different version of an extremely
crucial scenario. For example - we read
Pope Benedict XVI has opened the door
on the previously taboo subject of condoms as a way to fight HIV,
saying male prostitutes who use condoms may be beginning to act
responsibly. It's a stunning comment for a pontiff who has blamed
condoms for making the AIDS crisis worse.
The pope made the comments in an interview with a German journalist
published as a book titled "Light of the World: The Pope, the Church
and the Signs of the Times," which is being released Tuesday. The
Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano ran excerpts on Saturday.
Church teaching has long opposed condoms because they are a form of
artificial contraception, although the Vatican has never released an
explicit policy about condoms and HIV. The Vatican has been harshly
criticized for its position.
Benedict said that condoms are not a moral solution to stopping AIDS.
But he said in
some cases, such as for male prostitutes, their use could represent a
first step in assuming moral responsibility "in the intention of
reducing the risk of infection."
and then, in the same article we read (1)
The English translation of the original
German specified "male prostitute." The Italian translation in
L'Osservatore Romano, however, used the feminine "prostitute." The
reason for the discrepancy wasn't immediately clear.
We also find interesting the fact that the right and ultra right press
in Spain gave this apparently earth-shaking news a "just in passing"
mention, while the socialist press made it front page news.
There are many other potentially explosive issues in this
yet-another-book by Ratzinger. We will do the penance required - this
a joke - and read both editions - English and Spanish - before we
fully pronounce ourselves on all issues.
While on the subject of Cafeteria
Today's Mass reading includes Rev 14:1-3,
4b-5. Most people will not even notice that Rev 14: 4a has been excised
from the readings. Let us take a look at what the "Holy Censors" took
out - which we have highlighted in bold red.
 And they sung as it were a
new canticle, before the throne, and before the four living creatures,
and the ancients; and no man could say the canticle, but those hundred
forty-four thousand, who were purchased from the earth.  These are they who
were not defiled with women: for they are virgins. These follow
the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were purchased from among men,
the firstfruits to God and to the Lamb:
They must have assumed that John was
having too much wine when he wrote this, or that the copyist was a
hater. Of course, neither is the case. The reason is the usual: the
Vatican "great theologians" in the dark.
for November 21st, 2010
21st [Mary's Presentation
The omitted verse does not mean that a man becomes dirty when he
engages in reproductive activity with a female. What happens is that he
loses his spiritual virginity,
which will prevent him from developing the closest relationship
possible with God. We could write much on this - even as it
extends into the miracle
of Transubstantiation - but m de P is not allowed to do so at this
point in Time.
The only thing that we can add to make the above easier to understand
is that this situation is related to the reality of Mary's Perpetual
Virginity: She never had a physical relationship with Joseph. If Mary
had had a physical relationship with Joseph, She would have, in effect,
become an adulterer – since Her Spouse was the Holy Spirit of God.
From m de P @ EU - US (1)
A partial indulgence
is granted to the faithful, who piously pray the following Act of
Dedication of the Human Race to Jesus Christ King.
A plenary indulgence
granted, if it is prayed publicly on the feast of our Lord Jesus Christ
sweet Jesus, Redeemer
Act of Dedication of the
Human Race to Jesus Christ King (Iesu dulcissime, Redemptor)
sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly
prostrate before you. We are yours, and yours we wish to be; but to be
more surely united with you, behold each one of us freely consecrates
himself today to your Most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known
you; many, too, despising your precepts, have rejected you. Have mercy
on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to your Sacred Heart.
Be King, O Lord, not only of the
faithful who have never forsaken you, but also of the prodigal children
who have abandoned you; grant that they may quickly return to their
Father's house, lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.
Be King of those who are deceived by
erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to
the harbor of truth and the unity of faith, so that soon there may be
but one flock and one Shepherd.
Grant, O Lord, to your People
assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give tranquility of order
to all nations; make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise
to the divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to it be glory and
honor for ever.
(1) According to
the Enchiridion of Indulgences - Norms and Grants
issued by the Sacred
Apostolic Penitentiary in 1968, and originally published by Libreria
Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City - Authorized English Edition, published
by the Catholic Book Publishing Co., New York. Page 59, Grant
Did you know that....
we may have a symbolic Planet X
Astronomers have discovered an alien
planet in our midst. (2)
The newly found planet is believed to have come from outside the Milky
Way galaxy -- the remnant of another, fading galaxy that was consumed
by our own. It's stuck on a 16-day orbit around a fading red giant star
about 2,000 light-years from Earth.
The planet, dubbed HIP-13044b, is believed to be about 1.25 times
larger than Jupiter, in our own solar system. It was spotted by a
sophisticated, 4-meter mirrored telescope operated by astronomers at
the European Southern Observatory in Chile.
It's the first planet ever detected inside the Milky Way that's
believed to be foreign-born. About 500 other planets have already been
discovered that are believed to originate from outside our solar system
but inside our galaxy.
"For the first time, astronomers have detected a planetary system in a
stellar stream of extragalactic origin. This cosmic merger has brought
an extragalactic planet within our reach."
for November 20th, 2010
[Mary, Mother of
Divine Providence] (Saturday before
The symbolism is because it fits some of
the speculative concepts about the mythical Planet X. However, unless
the astronomers have made a mistake or are lying to the public, there
is nothing to be concerned about.
A light year is the distance that light can travel in a year.
Therefore, if an object is 2,000 light-years from Earth that means that
it would take said object, if it were traveling at the speed of light,
2,000 years to reach us.
It is interesting to also note the number 2,000 - the Second Millennium
of Christianity and just about the End of These
(1a) About Planet X
(1b) Planet X Notes
Did you know that.... the
alleged evidence of Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program may be as fraudulent as the
about the Iraqi WMD?
Take a look
at the confirmed
you can be the judge.
the gatekeepers have closed
the door to
diplomacy with Iran? (1)
In his recent speech at the United
Nations General Assembly, United States President Barack Obama promised
that the "door to diplomacy" is open to Iran should Tehran "choose to
walk through it".
It turns out that this is not entirely true and there are certain
obstacles other than Iranian intransigence operating as "gatekeepers"
that are likely to slam that door shut.
One set of gatekeepers is the Israelis and their formidable array of
Washington influence-peddlers, who are nowadays using Israel's offer of
a freeze on some 1,300 housing units in the West Bank as a bargaining
chip with the White House, hoping that in return the Obama
administration will give in on Tel Aviv's push for more aggressive
action against Iran.
Could it be that....
the most important NATO meeting
the not publicized-as-ususal, one-day-only meeting (2)
of all Cardinals in
Rome, ahead of the also not publicized-as-usual Consistory (3)
related to the impending attack on Iran and its fallout? The "fallout"
we mention is literal.
Where a not
about Consistory to follow
Words and only words....
“Today the guns are silent. A great
tragedy has ended. A great victory has been won.... We have known the
bitterness of defeat and the exultation of triumph, and from both we
have learned there can be no turning back. We must go forward to
preserve in peace what we won in war.”
Excerpts of General
Douglas McArthur’s Radio Address
All of them long "Gone with the wind
Do you know who.... Forbes
the 68 most powerful people on the planet? (1)
We culled an initial suspect list of
more than 100 names to 75, and then asked seven Forbes editors to rank
them in all four categories. Those ranks were averaged to produce the
final list. Obviously our rankings are not intended to be definitive;
they are meant to spark a conversation--even an argument or two.
They certainly produced some surprises. The editors picked Hu Jintao,
president of the People's Republic of China, as the world's most
powerful man, ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama (No. 2). Julian
Assange (No. 68), the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, snuck onto the list
in last place, while many traditional media types, including Mark
Thompson, the director-general of the BBC, fell off altogether. In a
clear sign of the times, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (No. 40)
ranked 10 spots higher than Bill Keller (No. 50, the executive editor
of The New York Times.
Power can be used for good or for ill, and three criminals made the
list this year: al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden (No. 57);
Joaquín Guzmán (No. 60), the billionaire drug trafficker
who heads Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel; and Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar (No. 63),
who runs a vast criminal enterprise in India and who is thought to have
had a hand in the 2008 terror attacks that killed 174 people in Mumbai.
These rankings are not meant to justify or glorify these odious men.
They simply reflect reality.
Then again, this is Forbes
In the hard copy of the November 22 issue of the magazine, just inside
the front cover, is an essay by Bruce Upbin titled, "Radical Openness".
"It wasn't so long ago that capitalism
was under attack. We're grateful that cooler heads prevailed. Though
many of us are still feeling economic pain and some bad actors remain
unpunished, the economic system that lets honest people reap the
rewards of risk taking and hard work remains strong. Ratifying that
system is what we do at Forbes."
They, at Forbes
, neither understand "the
system" nor who really runs it.... but they are Forbes....
and most bow at the
But what do we know? Only this....
called them to him, and said: You know that the princes of the Gentiles
lord it over them; and they that are the greater, exercise power upon
shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be the greater among you,
let him be your minister: And
he that will be first among you, shall be your servant. Even as
the Son of man is not come to be ministered unto, but to minister, and
to give his life a redemption for many. [Matthew 20:25-28]
Most Powerful People On Earth - Forbes.com
From (Mr.) WS @ US
According to Harper's Index from Harper's
Magazine of September and October 2010:
1. Net domestic profits earned by US
Corporations since the
fourth quarter of 2008: $609,000,000,000.
2. Net decrease since 2008
in the amount that these companies spent on wages and benefits:
3. Number of Americans awarded Social Security Retirement benefits in
4. Percentage of those who opted to apply at reduced benefits: 73%
5. Percentage of Americans who say they do not know a Moslem: 62%
6. Number of delayed notice search warrants granted by federal judges
last year under the Patriot Act: 1,150.
7. Number of delayed notice search warrants that were related to
terrorism: 6; the rest were for drug offenses.
8. Chances that an American believes that Jesus Christ will return by
2050; 2 in 5.
9. Percentage change since 2008 in the number of Jewish Americans that
call themselves Republican: +77%
10. Percentage improvement in reading scores in the public school
fourth graders since No Child Left Behind: +1%
A. Not to worry....
Didn't you read the evaluation given by Forbes of the "state of the
wasn't so long ago that capitalism was under attack. We're grateful
that cooler heads prevailed. Though many of us are still feeling
economic pain and some bad actors remain unpunished, the economic
system that lets honest people reap the rewards of risk taking and hard
work remains strong. Ratifying
that system is what we do at Forbes.
Alice In Wonderland never seemed so sane to us!
Thank you for sharing.
Did you know that....
NASA is as disoriented as the
proverbial next guy about the great balls of fire have been reported
swooping over Eastern Canada and several U.S. states? (1a,b)
There are different theories about what
was behind the sighting of those fireballs. A NASA spacecraft got a
closer look at one of the possible sources today.
The spacecraft flew past Hartley 2 -- taking closeup pictures after the
comet made one of its closest passes by Earth this week.
But one expert is skeptical of reports that any fireballs came from
Hartley -- which is roughly 1.2 kilometres wide and spews deadly
Scientist Peter Brown says his meteor group at the University of
Western Ontario tracked one of two fireballs while the other was
tracked by NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office.
18th, 2010 [Consecration
two Basilicas honoring St. Peter and St. Paul]
Well, you know our story - which hasn't and will not change.... "In God we trust and scientists (*)
can go take
." [(*) Those who exclude God from the
The eternal Monday Morning
who just don't seem to get it right....
find evidence of cosmic climate change (2)
The Heat Was On: Atmospheric CO2 Triggered a
Global Warming Event 40 Million Years Ago (3)
and last, but not least....
Surrounds Solar Flare Event- Video (4)
(1a) Canadian News
Evidence - 1
Evidence - 2
(4) The Mystery of
the Solar Flare Event
Did you know that.... the
Wall Street Journal reported that the crypt of the Basilica di San
Carlo al Corso in Rome has been turned into a night club to lure young
people back to the Catholic church? (1)
After a drop in followers of the faith,
one industrious priest decided that the best way to get the youth back
to church was to offer a party in the sacred crypt that holds the
remains of church bishops and cardinals from eras gone by.
In the back of the “club” is a confessional for those who want to take
another step in getting closer to the church. Not a bad idea to
It is obvious that they - the alleged shepherds - are just incapable of
learning. That is why God, after 1600 years, has no other option left
than to start from almost the beginning.
From (Mr.) IW @ US
In your post on November 17th regarding the
Circles, you stated: "The appearance of the
Shroud of Turin look alike face does not change our position regarding
the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin."
Exactly what is your position regarding the authenticity of the Shroud
Thank you for the
opportunity to clarify this issue.
Back on November 2009, on this same Forum, we wrote:
you heard that....
a new study revealed that from a
long-sealed cave tomb, archaeologists have excavated the only known
Jesus-era burial shroud in Jerusalem? (1)
The discovery adds to evidence that the
controversial Shroud of Turin did not wrap the body of Christ,
What's more, the remains of the
man wrapped in the shroud are said to hold DNA evidence of leprosy—the
earliest known case of the disease.
"In all of the approximately 1,000 tombs from the first century A.D.
which have been excavated around Jerusalem, not one fragment of a
shroud had been found" until now, said archaeologist Shimon Gibson, who
excavated the site for the Israel Antiquities Authority.
See comments after next
as the seventh
there existed a serious controversy concerning the matter of Icons
within Catholicism? (1)
This controversy created a
problem for the Church, for within the Church, there were two different
groups with two different attitudes towards Icons.
The first group of Christians felt that it was improper to use Icons in
the Church. They reasoned that since Jesus Christ was Divine, He could
not and should not be portrayed by an earthly image. They also were
convinced that the depiction and veneration of an Image of Christ
amounted to nothing more than idolatry and superstition.
They argued that the faithful would look to the Icon as an idol, and
worship it rather than God Himself. They were sure that Icons would
lead people into pagan practices and away from communion with Christ
Himself. These people were known as Iconoclasts, which means
'Icon-breakers,' and with fiery zeal, they proceeded to fight against
the presence of Icons in the Church and to rid the Church of all
M+G+R Foundation Comments: The fears of those who
not in favor of Holy Icons became true "with a vengeance".
It is extremely rare
for someone who practices the Catholic Faith no to practice idolatry to
a great extent - with the Mediterranean countries leading the list.
We have witnessed it everywhere. (2) It would not be so
unsettling except that we see the idolaters run to kiss, touch, lick or
whatever they do to the object of their idolatry (3) – while Jesus Christ,
truly present in the Blessed Sacrament, is essentially ignored or
"honored" with a casual and quick nod.
The same goes with relics - even those who are allegedly of Jesus. What
is more important, Jesus in the flesh in a Tabernacle, or a piece of
something that touched Him when He walked amongst men? As those
familiar with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament should remember, one
of the prayers offered at that time could be any clearer about this
fundamental truth of the Catholic Faith:
Jesus Christ, I believe You are as truly present in this Holy
Sacrament, under the sign of bread, as You were when dying upon a cross
for the salvation of all mankind, or as You are now enthroned in Glory
in Heaven at the Right Hand of the Father.
People will go halfway across the world to visit the Shroud of Turin
and will seldom spend one hour - thirty minutes! - in prayerful
meditation before a Tabernacle.
Idolatry is one of the practices the Second Vatican Council (4) tried to control; the
amount of statues and/or icons in churches were supposed to be limited
to precious few; typically the Patron/Patroness of the church, the
Virgin Mary and, of course, a Crucifix.
How do you know in which category you fall? That is quite simple....
(a) If you are "locked in to" any particular icon, image or statue -
idolatry component of that behavior is very high.
(b) If you like to have an icon, image or statue of, say, St. Barbara
the preference to which one is
strictly based on artistic rendition - the idolatry
component of that behavior is very low.
(c) If you must touch a relic for a cure, remember, and learn, from
Jesus said to
a woman just healed by Him:
thy faith hath made thee whole; go thy way in peace. [Luke 8:48]
He did not say: Daughter, the
touching of the hem of my garment has cured you, did He? We
repeat - Faith is a key component to our inter-active relationship with
God. Even if one touched Jesus but had little faith, precious little
would happen. Let us not forget that.....
said to them: A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country,
and in his own house, and among his own kindred. And he could not do any miracles
there, only that he cured a few that were sick, laying his hands
upon them. [Mark 6:4-5]
Oh, yes, we seem to have digressed.
What is our position
regarding the Shroud of Turin? If you read and understood what we wrote
above - then we ask. Does it really
matter what our position is?
(2) Examples - One and Two
Blame It All To" Council
Did you know that.... the story of
Creation in Genesis is limited to the Creation of the physical world?
That is why the first time one hears about angels - also known throughout the
Scriptures as "sons of God" - it is in Genesis 6:2 when they (in this
case fallen angels) became
infatuated with the daughters of men.
For more details on this issue we suggest a review of our document
about the Book of Enoch. (1)
(1) The Book of Enoch
From miguel de Portugal @ EU - US
Sometime ago we addressed the now famous Crop Circles issue
in one of our forums.
We have just reviewed the "2010 Crop" of Crop Circles in a European
publication and we must reiterate what we initially stated: Although a
handful of the publicized Crop Circles are manmade, the great majority
defies any explanation in human terms. Images of the "2010 Crop" may be
found online. (1)
Most impressive were two of them which, when superimposed, looked like
the face Of Christ in the Shroud of Turin. (2)
We are not necessarily
endorsing the conclusions of the referred to sites (1) (2). However, that most
of the Crop Circles are real, that we cannot explain them
scientifically and that
they have a purpose - we have no doubt; and
(b) The appearance of the
Shroud of Turin look alike face does not change our position regarding
the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin.
From (Mrs.) DL @ US
I have a question for you.
When the anarchy is upon us and the most evil of evils
reigns on earth,
is it better to:
(a) not fight back and let whatever is done to you, be done to
you as you profess Christ as your Savior; or
(b) if you have a truckload of
fighting supplies, should you take out as many evil people you can
before they get to you, even though you profess your belief in Christ
Are we to fight back or turn the other cheek?
A. The most simple
and direct answer would be the same answer given to the following
(a) How did the twelve
Apostles react to the persecutions they faced, the abuses they were
subjected to and
to their violent deaths (with the exception of John the Evangelist who
died peacefully in Ephesus)?
(b) How did the persecuted and martyred Christians, up to
the time Christianity went Imperial, (1) handle their tormentors?
Remember - Christianity had become such a force in the
entire Roman Empire that it became the adhesive Constantine utilized to
cement his crumbling Empire. Then, we should ask the next question:
(c) Who was really stronger - the Christians who lived the
teachings of Jesus Christ - specifically the Beatitudes (2) - or the sword and spike
It was when Christianity went Imperial and abandoned its founder
and His teachings that the "slaughter in the Name of Christ" started -
best exemplified by The "Holy" Crusades. (3)
This does not mean that one should seek martyrdom. It should be avoided
as long as Divine Laws are respected which, of course, are best
exemplified by all the teachings of Jesus Christ.
We will conclude with a quote from the Book of Revelations, Chapter 13:
“If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go. If
anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword they will be
And from Jeremiah, Chapter 15:
2 And if they ask you, ‘Where shall we
go?’ tell them, ‘This is what the LORD says: “‘Those destined for
death, to death; those for the sword, to the sword; those for
starvation, to starvation; those for captivity, to captivity.’
you know that.... (a) The
Lord has given to every man his work; (b) It is his business to do it,
and (c) The devil's business to hinder him if he can?
So sure as God has given
you a work to do, satan will try to hinder you.
may present other things more promising. He may allure you by worldly
prospects, he may assault you with slander, torment you with false
accusations, set you to work defending your character, employ pious
persons to lie about you, editors to assail you, and excellent men to
may have Pilate and Herod, Ananias and Caiaphas all combined against
you, and Judas standing by you ready to sell you for thirty pieces of
silver; and you may wonder why all those things come upon you.
you not see that the whole thing is brought about through the craft of
the devil to draw you off from your work and hinder your obedience to
about your work!
Do not flinch because the lion roars; do not stop to
stone the devil's dogs; do not fool away your time chasing the devil's
Do your work!
liars lie, let sectarians quarrel, let corporations resolve, let
editors publish, let the devil do his worst; but see to it that nothing
hinders you from fulfilling the work God has given you.
has not sent you to make money. He has not commanded you to get rich.
He has never bidden you to defend your character, He has not set you at
work to contradict falsehood which satan and his servants may start to
peddle. If you do these things, you will do nothing else; you will be
at work for yourself and not for the Lord.
about your work. Let your aim be as steady as a star. Let the world
brawl and bubble.
You may be assaulted, wronged, insulted, slandered,
wounded and rejected; you may be abused by foes, forsaken by friends
and despised and rejected of men, but see to it, with steadfast
determination, with unfaltering zeal, that you pursue the great
of your life and object of your being, until at last you can say:
have finished the work which Thou gavest me to do".