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Providentially, we have run into a chapter of the Book of Jeremiah which we have not read before.
As you read the chapter below, simply ignore the names of most kings and secondary towns and cities, even though they have their very definite counterparts today. Focus on the reality of Babylon and how all of it ties in perfectly with the Sequence of Events (1) we originally published in 1992.
Certain elements contained in the chapter quoted below may be found in various prophetic texts within the Old and New Testaments; however, this one contains and confirms, in one single Biblical Book, all the truth which God has revealed to miguel de Portugal.
Portions which are underscored trumpet that the time for the universal fulfillment of the message is "today", and not the time when Jeremiah delivered it, somewhere between 627-582 BC.
May those who have eyes, See and ears, Hear!
1 The word came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, which was the first year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. 2 So Jeremiah the prophet said to all the people of Judah and to all those living in Jerusalem: 3 For twenty-three years—from the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah until this very day—the word of the LORD has come to me and I have spoken to you again and again, but you have not listened.
4 And though the LORD has sent all his servants the prophets to you again and again, you have not listened or paid any attention. 5 They said, "Turn now, each of you, from your evil ways and your evil practices, and you can stay in the land the LORD gave to you and your fathers for ever and ever. 6 Do not follow other gods to serve and worship them; do not provoke me to anger with what your hands have made. Then I will not harm you."
7 "But you did not listen to me," declares the LORD, "and you have provoked me with what your hands have made, and you have brought harm to yourselves."
8 Therefore the LORD Almighty says this: "Because you have not listened to my words, 9 I will summon all the peoples of the north and my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon," declares the LORD, "and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and against all the surrounding nations. I will completely destroy them and make them an object of horror and scorn, and an everlasting ruin. 10 I will banish from them the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, the sound of millstones and the light of the lamp. 11 This whole country will become a desolate wasteland, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
12 "But when the seventy years are fulfilled, I will punish the king of Babylon and his nation, the land of the Babylonians [or Chaldeans], for their guilt," declares the LORD, "and will make it desolate forever. 13 I will bring upon that land all the things I have spoken against it, all that are written in this book and prophesied by Jeremiah against all the nations. 14 They themselves will be enslaved by many nations and great kings; I will repay them according to their deeds and the work of their hands."
The Cup of God's Wrath
17 So I took the cup from the LORD's hand and made all the nations to whom he sent me drink it: 18 Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruin and an object of horror and scorn and cursing, as they are today; 19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, his attendants, his officials and all his people, 20 and all the foreign people there; all the kings of Uz; all the kings of the Philistines (those of Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and the people left at Ashdod 21 Edom, Moab and Ammon; 22 all the kings of Tyre and Sidon; the kings of the coastlands across the sea; 23 Dedan, Tema, Buz and all who are in distant places [c] ; 24 all the kings of Arabia and all the kings of the foreign people who live in the desert; 25 all the kings of Zimri, Elam and Media; 26 and all the kings of the north, near and far, one after the other—all the kingdoms on the face of the earth. And after all of them, the king of Sheshach [ Sheshach is a cryptogram for Babylon] will drink it too.
27 "Then tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk and vomit, and fall to rise no more because of the sword I will send among you.' 28 But if they refuse to take the cup from your hand and drink, tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty says: You must drink it! 29 See, I am beginning to bring disaster on the city that bears my Name, and will you indeed go unpunished? You will not go unpunished, for I am calling down a sword upon all who live on the earth, declares the LORD Almighty.'
30 "Now prophesy all these words against them and
say to them:
" 'The LORD will roar from on high; he will thunder from his holy dwelling and roar mightily against his land. He will shout like those who tread the grapes, shout against all who live on the earth.
31 The tumult will resound to the ends of the earth, for the LORD will bring charges against the nations; he will bring judgment on all mankind and put the wicked to the sword,' " declares the LORD.
32 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Look! Disaster is spreading from nation to nation; a mighty storm is rising from the ends of the earth."
33 At that time those slain by the LORD will be everywhere—from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned or gathered up or buried, but will be like refuse lying on the ground.
34 Weep and wail, you shepherds; roll in the dust, you leaders of the flock. For your time to be slaughtered has come; you will fall and be shattered like fine pottery.
35 The shepherds will have nowhere to flee, the leaders of the flock no place to escape.
36 Hear the cry of the shepherds, the wailing of the leaders of the flock, for the LORD is destroying their pasture.
37 The peaceful meadows will be laid waste because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
(1) Sequence of Events
(2) About Garabandal
Published on July 30th, 2010
Some Religious Days of Note for August 2010 follow:
2nd [Mary of the Angels]
5th Feast of Our Lady of Snows - Dedication of St. Mary Major Basilica - Rome
6th Transfiguration of Our Lord and
First Friday of the Month plus
[ Anniversary of the Nuclear
Devastation in Hiroshima, Japan]
9th Venerable Herman of Alaska [65th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan]
11th Ramadan (The holiest period in the Islamic year. This was the month in which the Qura'n was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It is a time at which almost all Muslims over the age of 12 are expected to fast from sunup to sundown.)
13th [Mary, Refuge of Sinners]
15th Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Queenship of Mary
24th St. Bartholomew - Apostle
29th Martyrdom of John the Baptist and Mary, Comfort of the Afflicted (Sunday after August 28th - Feast of St. Augustine)
Published on July 29th, 2010
A perusal of general information about Wikileaks.org leaves a very murky impression. One phrase in particular got my attention:
The tale of its founder is equally curious. (2)
On its own website (3) it posits the following very interesting rhetoric:
"Is WikiLeaks a CIA front?
Now is the real world, we know that spy organizations both gather AND disseminate information. The latter is usually termed propaganda. The intentional use of it is key to psychological warfare. Either as information or disinformation. Used to confuse, disorient, or destabilize an enemy (person, group, or nation). To create a phantom enemy, or distract from a real danger by creating a fake.
The cheapest way is to use the truth as a weapon, exposing verifiable secrets. Even cheaper when you can get hackers to provide it for you - for free!
This is called: Psychological Warfare (4).
If you use the search engine on Wikileaks.org, and enter "Opus Dei", you will get NO results. 'Sex abuse' yields NO Church related results. "Ratzinger" yields 3 results of no consequence. "Vatican" yields 17 results, all of no consequence.
So much for "improved transparency in institutions'!
A. Thank you for sharing your views supported by your research. Perhaps we could add to the list other apparent incoherences like:
(b) We know and have written amply for years that there are entities within the highest echelons of our (US) government who are indeed interested in the collapse of the US - and what better way of doing it than via controlled leaks being done by some shadowy Truth Lone Ranger.
and, let's face it brethren....
(c) If "they" shamelessly and blatantly murdered Dr. David Kelly (5) because he blew the whistle for the "Creation of the menace presented to the world by Saddam's Iraq", it would very, very easy to "plug the leaks".
It seems that "Off Broadway" shows are now being played everywhere in the planet and it is because there is a willing audience. Which brings to mind a quote we recently ran across:
(5) Dr. David Kelly's "suicide"
* No intervention is likely to work on its own; outcomes may be better when the patient is motivated and treatment combines psychotherapy and medication.
* Parents should be aware that in most sexual abuse cases involving children, the perpetrator is someone the child knows.
Some statistics of interest which are cited follow:
(a) Only 1 to 6 % of child molesters are female - making males the overwhelming majority of the pedophiles.
(b) Roughly 9 to 40 % of pedophiles are homosexual in their orientation towards children - but that is not the same to say that they are homosexual.
Well... we wondered too until two days ago when He clarified this to m de P during the Divine Liturgy.
As we have mentioned - God does not punish us; we do it ourselves. Remember - if one jumps off the tenth floor of a building, the law of gravity will see that the individual most likely will die upon impact. The law of gravity did not punish the individual.... The individual killed himself by defying the law of gravity.
When man defies Divine Law negative consequences (called: "punishment") will follow. How severe, upon whom and for how long depend on the specific individual, position, laws transgressed and circumstances. Therefore, when God made such announcements He was only telling the transgressor what the future held for him/her as the result of the violation in question.
Allow us to remind you of another factor which will influence the consequences of a transgression:
Did you know that.... Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad expects the United States to launch a military strike on "at least two countries" in the Middle East within the next three months? (1a)
However, let us talk as a military strategist would..... The pathetic "shock and awe" technique of Rumsfeld failed in Iraq because a military strategist must take into account the cultural and sociological make up of the alleged enemy. This is far more important than their technological development. Remember how North Vietnam sent us running home with the proverbial tail between our legs?
The only "shock and awe" that will indeed shock and awe the population of any genetically strong willed country into absolute submission is the one that President Truman used in Japan. Unfortunately for man - and quite fortunately for satan - that strategy has not changed; the difference from then to now is that:
In conclusion: If the coalition forces do not really shock and awe those who need to be shocked and awed, the Vietnam effect (3) will be repeated on a global scale.... but if they do..... Step No. 1 (4) will be manifested.
We neither write the music nor pick the dancing partners.... God calls the "dance figures" (5) and we only transmit the "calls" in His Name. We strongly recommend that our NSA "Guardian Angels" should pay close attention to what we are explaining, in detail, for all to understand.
(1a) News Report
(1b) News Report
(2) Just being "politically correct"....
(3) Running back home with the proverbial tail between our legs
(4) Sequence of Events
(5) A Square Dance Caller
Published on July 27th, 2010
I have come to the conclusion that most people in the US are not Christian. Their idea of Christian has nothing to do with what is in the Bible.
One example was on the local news tonight (July 25th). They interviewed a Baptist youth group that went down to Corpus Christi to help out the poor.
Wonderful!... then,.... they started talking:
What????? Smell like us? GRRRRRRR!
Sorry; I had to vent.
A. Why did it take you so long to realize that? (1) That is what we have been "trumpeting" since launching these Domains twelve years ago.
However, let us not just pounce on the US Christians.
If you take the Roman and Greek pagans, change the references to "their gods" to "their saints" you will quickly realize that they functioned just like most European Catholics do today, and have for centuries.... at the expense of the Real Presence tucked away in some corner in a human centered temple. (2)
That is the idolatry that the allegedly "evil" Second Vatican Council (3) tried to discourage when great restrictions were imposed in the number of statues of saints that were to be displayed in new and remodeled churches. That is the same idolatry they also tried to stamp out by downgrading the very human Bishop of Rome (4) from a god-like status that would have been the envy of the Egyptian Pharaohs. Despite the teachings of this holy Council, Benedict XVI has returned to the ermine trimmed stoles and hats plus the shiny red patent leather slippers.... while at the same time taking the Body of Christ away from his official "Shepherd's Staff".
The one who claims to be the vicar of Christ on Earth, parading himself without the very symbol of our Redemption - The Crucifix. What next? (5)
Imagine the healing the Israelites would have achieved if Moses would have just erected a pole without a snake for them to look at it when they were sick. Let us not forget that the true symbolism of venerating a crucifix has its roots in the Book of Numbers, chapter 21 - one of the readings of the Mass for September 14th - the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross :
May those who have eyes, See! and ears, Hear!
Now it was our turn to vent, not steam but symbolic fire and brimstone in preparation for the real fireworks.
(1) Mrs. IW is a long time friend of The M+G+R Foundation. Her private response to a brief note that we sent to her was as candid as genuine: I just didn't want to admit it to myself! for which we thank her.
(2) Experiences in Rome - First and Second
(3) About the Second Vatican Council
(4) The legitimate ministry of the Bishop of Rome
(5) The False Christ! What else?
Did you know that.... Michael Hayden, a CIA director under President George W. Bush, says military action against Iran now seems more likely because no matter what the U.S. does diplomatically, Tehran keeps pushing ahead with its suspected nuclear program? (1)
(1) News Report
Published on July 26th, 2010
Through the Grace of God we have been able to prepare the documentation promised in our July 25th posting (see below). This documentation can reinforce the Faith of those who have eyes to see and ears to hear (even if they still are half closed), as proof of the awesome power of prayer.
May this display of Divine Providence bring the reader as much joy as it did to me.
We categorically denounce..... the posting online Sunday of 90,000 leaked U.S. military records. (1)
The online whistle-blower WikiLeaks posted the documents on its website Sunday. The New York Times, London's Guardian newspaper and the German weekly Der Spiegel were given early access to the documents.
The M+G+R Foundation comments: Even if we were 100 % against the US policies in Middle East, we would still be outraged by this security leak. If Mr. WikiLeak was trying to "snuff a fire" he should not have used high octane gasoline to do it with.
One can take each one of those documents out of context (time, language and cultural) and only God knows what it could be made to say.
(1) News Report
Published on July 25th, 2010 [Feast of St. James, Apostle]
"We don't know why," said study author Rachel Jones, senior research associate at the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit group that focuses on reproductive issues. The findings will be published in the March issue of the institute's journal, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.
The actual number of abortions dropped to a new low, with 1.2 million abortions in 2005, compared to a high of 1.6 million abortions in 1990.
Unfortunately, it will take a day or two before we can process the hard-copy documentation so that we may share it with you. (All of our electronic files were wiped out sometime during the summer - fall of 1992.) In the meantime, drink, not just read, the Gospel reading for today's Mass - Luke 11: 1-13 (3) with an emphasis on verses 8-13.
(1) Source No. 1
(2) Source No. 2
(3) Luke 11: 1-13
Did you have any idea.... to what levels of depravity our society - on a world wide scale - has fallen?
According to a New York Times report.... (1)
An Internet content reviewer, Mr. Bess sifts through photographs that people upload to a big social networking site and keeps the illicit material — and there is plenty of it — from being posted. His is an obscure job that is repeated thousands of times over, from office parks in suburban Florida to outsourcing hubs like the Philippines.
David Graham, president of Telecommunications On Demand, the company near Orlando where Mr. Bess works, compared the reviewers to “combat veterans, completely desensitized to all kinds of imagery.” The company’s roughly 50 workers view a combined average of 20 million photos a week.
Mr. Bess insists he is still bothered by the offensive material, and acknowledges the need to turn to the cubicle workers around him for support.
“We help each other through any rough spots we have,” said Mr. Bess, 52, who previously worked in the stockrooms at Wal-Mart and Target.
Ms. Springer, vice president for support operations at Caleris, says she believes that content moderators tend to become desensitized to the imagery, making it easier to cope. But she is called on to review the worst material, like sexual images involving children, and says that she finds some of it “hard to walk away from.”
“I do sometimes take it really personally,” she said of the pictures she reviews. “I remind myself, somebody has to do it.”
(1) News Report
The M+G+R Foundation comments: Hopefully, you will find some comfort when we can publish the information found in a 20 year old file folder mentioned in the first entry of today.
Published on July 24th, 2010 [Feast of Mary, Mother of Mercy]
An international panel concluded that the March 26 sinking of the corvette Cheonan was caused by a torpedo fired from a North Korean mini-submarine. The United Nations Security Council condemned the attack, which killed 46 sailors, without naming a culprit.
The investigation’s results have been “fabricated,” Ri said, adding that North Korea would not apologize for the incident as demanded by South Korea.
“If anyone should apologize, it should be South Korea, responsible for driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of an explosion,” Ri said. “We won’t tolerate any attempt to put the blame on us.”
The M+G+R Foundation comments: Perhaps they should be taken seriously now since, as we have stated before, the probability that North Korea really did sink the South Korean corvette is slim to none. That being the case, North Korea will have no doubt whatsoever that its enemies are "hell-bent" upon - and will do anything - to bring down its government or simply occupy it outright.... in which case, the North Korean government would rather go in an unforgettable blaze of fire.
(1) North Korea Warns of 'Nuclear Response'
An extensive article published by Global Research (1) gives, in more precise brush strokes, the details of what we have known for years and have addressed in our Forums many years ago.
Granted, Global Research cannot be counted amongst the members of the "US Fan Club" but the truth is that we are beyond insolvent with a national debt which practically belongs to the Science Fiction domain.
(2) U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time
If we only had..... the faith the Christians of Constantinople back in 911 AD.... (1)
(1) How to stop a deadly assault without using weapons
Published on July 23rd, 2010
In one of your documents about comets (1) I noticed that you indicated Noah's Flood taking place 4,350 years ago while in the Creation Time Line document (2) you speak of a time somewhere between 10,500 and 9,500 BC.
Would you please explain this apparent discrepancy?
A. Thank you! for the opportunity to address this apparent discrepancy.
As we pointed out in one of the fundamental documents leading to the Creation Time Line document, historically speaking, theo-historians have a good handle on chronology from Abraham on forward. However, before Abraham any dating would be pure speculation based on traditions which were recorded, in many cases, millennia after the events (which inspired the traditions) took place.
However, the speculative pre-Abraham timeline/chronology based upon a literal reading of the first part of Genesis is not to be discarded when God tries to communicate with humanity in general. He communicates with His children in the terms that we can understand - thus the frequent mistake of thinking of a wrathful God in the Old Testament and a gentle God in the New Testament. Before Jesus, man could not understand that the misery which repeatedly fell upon humanity was man-made; i.e. caused by man's violation of laws of the spiritual domain clearly given by God.
To the man of that time a tit-for-tat interaction with God was more comprehensible: God gives you a law; man violates the law; God "slaps man silly"; man makes amends with God.
Using the traditionally accepted chronology we can communicate to the Faithful what we did in the document "Will a Comet Hit the Earth?" (1), for example.
Also, the promise "...and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years." [Rev. 20:4] will be coherent with the concept of working six days and one day of rest [Sabbath] when we use the traditionally accepted chronology.
According to Ussher, Creation took place 6,014 years ago. Considering that we are about to start living the period (3) - they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years - then we have 6,000 or so years of work and 1,000 or so years of rest until the end of the world - for a total of approximately 7,000 years.
For more on the announced end time for the world - 2832 AD - we suggest the review of two other documents we have published. (4) (5)
(1) Document About Comets
(2) The Creation Time Line
(3) Actually, we are already into its outer edges
(4) Remaining Old Testament Prophecies Will Soon Be Finally Fulfilled
(5) The Selection of the Elect by God
We suggest that the following advice be taken to heart: Offer to God the sacrifice of praise: and pay thy vows to the most High. And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. [Psalm 50: 14-15]
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
Surely He will save me from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover me with His feathers, and under His wings I will find refuge; His faithfulness will be my shield and rampart.
I will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday....
Because I make the Most High my dwelling,.... No harm will befall me, no disaster will come near my tent. For He will command His angels concerning me to guard me in all my ways; they will lift me up in their hands, so that I will not strike my foot against a stone.
I will tread upon the lion and the cobra; I will trample the great lion and the serpent.
With the key being....
"Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation." [Psalm 91]
Then, you will know, without a shred of a doubt, that even if you find yourself in a foreign land, with not even money for a cup of coffee (literally) and no one to turn to, He will gloriously display His generosity and deliver you (1) by making every single promise He has made a reality... or..... when crossing a border at midnight and coming face to face with a person you know was sent to kill you (since that was precisely the reason you were trying to get away at that time) ... you have the assurance that no harm will befall you, .... For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike yout foot against a stone.... and He, of course, made that promise good as well.
A word of caution, however: Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. [Matthew 4:7]
That is - do not willingly place yourself in danger banking that God will bail you out. It does not work that way.
(1) An independent - and apparently unrelated - "invoice" will be presented by God to those who could have helped but chose to look the other way. This is an excellent example of "sin by omission"; a sin that we all must be very vigilant about since is probably the most frequent one humans commit.
From miguel de Portugal @ EU and US
As we remember and honor Mary Magdalene today let us remember that we are not to judge anyone.
We are to judge behavior using Divine Law as a standard - but we are not to judge the individual soul.
And when we judge behavior, we must do so keeping in mind that:
Frankly, we should not venture to judge someone whom God Himself chose to appear first. Would you like to be in the shoes of those who passed judgment on the soul of Mary Magdalene before her conversion?
I certainly wouldn't!
Published on July 21st, 2010
Our concern should be to "produce" all the fruit that He has ordained for each one of us from all Eternity - not more and not less. This further translates into:
Saint This and Saint That should just be a reminder what is attainable in the human condition by and through the Grace of God as well as an intercessor before the Throne of God.
Looking at it from another perspective: If you were a budding artist and wanted to try your hand at painting a copy of the Mona Lisa - would you use some other budding artist's copy as a model or would you use the original or a fine photograph of the original Mona Lisa?
Published on July 20th, 2010
- You offer it as a strong recommendation ("it would be advisable for the Faithful ... "), and not as an imperative
- I assume that this recommendation is permanent, for the remainder of this age ... since there is no prospect that the forces of Antichrist will be dislodged from their places at the top of the RCC until Jesus returns.
Because of the great time difference that separate us I read your posting in time to go online and catch the middle and end of a Greek Orthodox liturgy being offered in California. I prayed along with the congregation, and it was so familiar.
After doing this, I felt calm and peaceful for the rest of the day, and I realized the importance of this turning point.
To reiterate your message: You are now recommending that the Roman Catholic faithful forego the Masses of their own church, and attend (in person or on line) the valid Divine Liturgies of the Orthodox Church.
All of this is a call for Roman Catholics to understand and "live out" the reality that for them, the Sacrifice has really been taken away, in a way that has never occurred before.
In-person attendance at Orthodox Liturgies will presumably remain possible until:
(b) until the Patriarch of that Orthodox church declares himself to be united with AntiChrist or the False Christ.
Presumably, on-line attendance at such liturgies would be possible until (a) or (b) occur, or (c) until the Net goes down for good.
A. We underscore what m de P stated (see below): After much prayer seeking His Will regarding this matter we understand that it would be advisable for the Faithful to, either migrate to any of the other Patriarchates which may have a Church nearby or follow (participate in) the live Orthodox Divine Liturgy on-line with the communion being of a spiritual nature.
We must, however, remind all of what Daniel announced in chapter 9, verse 27:
We wish to highlight that said "week" is a "period of seven" - which should be read as such: 7 days, 7 weeks or 7 years depending on the particular meaning of the message/prophecy. However, rest assured that there is not much time left.
We wish to also highlight the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ through Matthew in chapter 24, verse 15 through 30:
 Then they that are in Judea, let them flee to the mountains:  And he that is on the housetop, let him not come down to take any thing out of his house:  And he that is in the field, let him not go back to take his coat.  And woe to them that are with child, and that give suck in those days.  But pray that your flight be not in the winter, or on the sabbath.
 For there shall be then great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, neither shall be.  And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened.  Then if any man shall say to you: Lo here is Christ, or there, do not believe him.  For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect.  Behold I have told it to you, beforehand.
 If therefore they shall say to you: Behold he is in the desert, go ye not out: Behold he is in the closets, believe it not.  For as lightning cometh out of the east, and appeareth even into the west: so shall the coming of the Son of man be.  Wheresoever the body shall be, there shall the eagles also be gathered together.  And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be moved:  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all tribes of the earth mourn: and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with much power and majesty.
Unfortunately, many of the Faithful expect the Apocalypse to unfold following a precise script which will be distributed in advance by the Vatican at the Sunday Mass in their local parish (or broadcast by their favorite televangelist or end-times novelist). We state "unfortunately" because most will be caught off guard by the events already unfolding.
We shall close the above clarifying words with the following news report about the book published in 2010 by the Vatican's chief exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth: (2)
He added: "When one speaks of 'the smoke of Satan' [a phrase coined by Pope Paul VI in 1972] in the holy rooms, it is all true – including these latest stories of violence and paedophilia."
May those who have eyes to see, See and ears to hear, Hear. (3)
(1) An Announcement
From (Mr.) RB @ Spain
In reference to your post of July 19th (see below) - you list the following Patriarchates: Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem and Rome.
Isn't the Russian Patriarchate part of the Orthodox group?
The list you referred to was as the situation stood "At the turn of the first millennia" - not now. As it is now, the Russian Orthodox Church and the Greek Orthodox Church make up the largest Patriarchates.
Thank you for the opportunity to clarify this matter.
Published on July 19th, 2010
From time to time we receive letters from the distressed Faithful, who are at a loss regarding their difficulty in finding a properly offered Mass near their place of residence, and/or their concern about taking part in a Mass offered under dubious circumstances.
Such dubious circumstance include: Masses where (a) the consecration of bread and wine is done improperly or not done at all (1); (b) hosts offered at communion time, allegedly consecrated in previous Masses, are retrieved from the Tabernacle; and (c) prayers are offered for the man who has been identified as the AntiChrist (2) and who, as expected, speaks from both sides of his mouth about the sexual abuse scandal and other matters of grave import (3).
(b) At the turn of the first millennia, there were five Patriarchates: Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem and Rome;
(c) In the year 1054, as the result of political reasons thinly veiled under theological differences, the Patriarchate of Rome separated itself from the rest and became what is known today as the "Catholic Church".
(d) The only difference between the Patriarchate of Rome and the other Patriarchates is that the Bishop of Rome was considered the Successor of Peter (4); and
(e) The Petrine Succession ended with the death of John Paul II (5)
We have found an on-line selection of live Divine Liturgy from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The schedule may be found in the listing of each Church broadcasting the Liturgy.
Remember, it must be live so that you may unite yourself - invoking the Communion of Saints - with the congregation and the clergy who are - at that very moment - offering the Mass.
Example of invoking the Communion of Saints just before the Divine Liturgy commences: Eternal Father, invoking the Communion of Saints, I unite myself with my brethren, bodily present in the offering of the merits associated with this Divine Liturgy, and in the Name of Jesus Christ, for the intentions set forth by the officiating clergy as well as for my intention (verbally express your intention now).
At the time of Holy Communion, when the consecrated bread and wine are offered to those physically present at the Divine Liturgy, the Faithful, who are not physically present may offer the following Spiritual Communion Prayer:
Regarding the Sacrament of Reconciliation - continue to use the confessor that you feel comfortable with in the Roman Catholic Church of your choice. It is God who forgives you through the confessor; it is not the Church that forgives, despite what some may say.
(1) About the Consecration
(2) The AntiChrist
(3) The Abomination of Desolation
(4) The legitimate Petrine Ministry
(5) The Trajectory of John Paul II
From (Mr.) WO @ US
Recently, author William Peter Blatty was a featured guest on 'The World Over Live', on EWTN - hosted by Opus Dei member Raymond Arroyo. This was in conjunction with related interviews with Fr. Thomas Euteneur (1), who now has been "anointed" an expert on exorcism.
Blatty's (2) presence on the program puzzled me. First, since have I never perceived him as anything close to being a devout Catholic; secondly, not being of the OD brand of conservatism. A closer look at Blatty's biography shed quite a bit of light on his apparently incoherent interaction with EWTN:
Considering that Blatty's famous book-turned-movie "The Exorcist" (5) had such an enormous cultural impact, some reconsideration of 'why' he was being featured in said program may be in order, just as we should consider the 'why' of the 'resurrection' of the 82 year old Blatty within the context of a rather curious series of reports on the 'radiant new exorcists' now being formed at the Vatican.
God Bless You!
(Complete with a background in the US Marines, and having served as the private secretary and spokesman for two Palm Beach, FL bishops - both of whom resigned due to personal involvement in sex abuse.)
Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ, in my flesh, for his body, which is the church. - The Douay-Rheims Version
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of his body, which is the church - The New American Bible
It makes me happy to suffer for you, as I am suffering now, and in my own body to do what I can to make up all that has still be undergone by Christ for the sake of his body, the Church - Daily Roman Missal - English Edition prepared by Rev. James Socias, a devotee of Jose María Escrivá and his work.
Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: - King James Version
No Biblical error. Paul did not make a mistake either - it was simply that it did not occur to the translators for over a millenia, except to Msgr. Straubinger, that all that is Christ and of Christ was, is and will ever be perfect and no man can even think of making up something that Christ lacked (except, of course, Mr. and Mrs. Moon (1), who seem to be the "wannabe" version of the False Christ; they claim to be making up Christ's incomplete mission.)
(1) Mr. And Mrs. Moon of the Unification Church Crowned Joint Messiah
Published on July 17th, 2010 [Feast of Mary's Humility]
The world will not need to wait long to understand how He views and feels about it - and may He have mercy on the blind fools who would dare to ask "Where is God?"
(1) New York Times Reports
(2) How Goldman Sachs gambled on starvation
Do you know.... why governments are not acting on vitamin D and are not likely to act anytime soon?
Do you think.... miguel de Portugal is being pessimistic about the future? Why so many warnings?
Why so many warnings? Considering the past one hundred years and how God works - perhaps not enough warnings.
(1) Letter sent via Post Office mail services
News Briefs - Israel National News (1) reports on 00:53 AM - Jul/13/10
The 86-year-old Ben-Porat said his connection with the source has been constant for years. He noted, "The Kurds in northern Iraq want to communicate with us but were concerned about Israel because of its ties to Turkey. Today, since there's no need to worry about Turkey, is the time to communicate with them."
And the spy that saw the rocket convoy made his report from Irbil ... the capital of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region of Iraq.
And Kurdistan is allied with ... Israel.
This reflects the level of stupidity national leaders (not only from the US, believe me!) ascribe to the world citizens.... and we may just agree with the national leaders.
(1) News Briefs - Israel National News
(2) Vanished Iranian scientist turns up in Washington
four minutes later we receive its confirmation via an update....
and one minute later we receive its cancellation. It never happened....
But wait! The heavy truck must be back..... Hours later, after the retraction we still see them in their official page (1).....
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But.... should we be surprised? After all, we have just received from "Almighty" NASA a news report (2) where we read:
"Something is going on that we do not understand," says Emmert, of the Naval Research Lab, and lead author of a paper announcing the finding in the June 19th issue of the Geophysical Research Letters (GRL).
(1) The USGNS ENS official page
(2) NASA News Report
The Vatican issued a revised set of in-house rules Thursday to respond to clerical sex abuse, targeting priests who molest the mentally disabled as well as children and priests who use child pornography, but making few substantive changes to existing practice.
The new rules make no mention of the need for bishops to report clerical sex abuse to police, provide no canonical sanctions for bishops who cover up for abusers and do not include any "one-strike and you're out" policy for pedophile priests as demanded by some victims.
The rules cover the canonical penalties and procedures used for the most grave crimes in the church, both sacramental and moral, and double the statute of limitations applied to them. One new element included lists the attempted ordination of women as a "grave crime" subject to the same set of procedures and punishments meted out for sex abuse.
The new rules represent the first major Vatican document since the clerical abuse scandal erupted earlier this year, with hundreds of new cases coming to light of priests who molested children, bishops who covered up for them and Vatican officials who turned a blind eye for decades.
But the bulk of the new document merely codifies existing norms for dealing canonically with pedophile priests, making previous guidelines set down in 2001 and updated in 2002 and 2003 to speed up defrocking of abusive priests permanent and legally binding. The document — a letter from the Congregation to bishops around the world — represents a permanent piece of church legislation, as opposed to the ad hoc guidelines used until now.
(1) News Report
(2) The "Hand"
Published on July 15th, 2010
A DeWeese Report (1), dated February 2010 and sent by one of our collaborators, recently landed on our desk. A headline jumped out at us: The Revolution is Gathering Strength. Others, no less inflammatory, caught our attention; i.e. It's Not Socialism. It's Communism.
The DeWeese Report brought to mind information regarding chat-room "talk" and blog posts that we have received from other sources. We are hearing of "talk" which may have been akin to what was circulating before the US Civil War broke out.
Is someone setting the stage for the US Civil War - Part 2 - and have they chosen General McCrystal as the military leader of its army?
We pray to God that we are wrong or that, by actually bringing this possible scenario to light it will remain just that: a conjecture and not become a bloody reality.
(1) Deweese Report
Do you wonder how..... is it really possible that Jesus is simultaneously God and man?
(1) The Integration of Body and Soul and Its Harmonious Functioning
Published on July 14th, 2010 [Bastille Day - The trigger for the French Revolution]
Do you know how to protect whatever faith you may have from the "Faith Predators"?
We strongly recommend a careful review of a document we published about this back on April 2001 - even before the tragic 9-11 events. This document is, were it possible, more important now than it was nine years ago.
Did you know that..... Russian President Medvedev told a meeting of ambassadors in Moscow that "Iran is moving closer to possessing the potential which in principle could be used for the creation of nuclear weapons" ? (1)
Now Russia is "lobbying" for the US and Israel to launch the long-planned attack on Iran as soon as possible so that they can take advantage of the ruin that will soon follow such an attack. Since China and Russia "went along" with the latest sanctions against Iran, now "the West" is confident that both are in "their camp." Thus, Mr. Medvedev's statement will be seen as the final "Green Light" the West needed.
Lord have Mercy!
Published on July 13th, 2010 [Day to Honor the Virgin Mary as Rosa Mystica (1) and Anniversary of when the Secrets of Fátima were transmitted to the three young shepherds (2)]
The seer, Pierina, interpreted the words Mystical Rose as follows: "Mary is the master teacher of the innermost, mystical life and the Mother of the mystical body of Christ; in other words: She is the Mother of the Church."
Published on July 12th, 2010
In the FYI & R post of July 8th, “WO” and you both warned against an ongoing Opus Dei plan: to allow (or to promote) the collapse of traditional Church structures, while creating a world-wide parallel, counterfeit “church” that could replace the “old” Roman Catholic Church. All of this would be done to pave the way for the false “Christ.”
I would not be surprised for this to occur; I found mainstream Church sources talking openly about this plan for a parallel church when I prepared a long story for the Journal of the Spiritual Counterfeits Project about Opus Dei in late 2005. (1) (2)
Note that the following findings (a) are documented from mainstream Catholic sources, and (b) were published more than four years ago, and (c) have never had their accuracy challenged.
(1) The complete Part 1 of the story
(2) The complete Part 2 of the story, from which I quote the excerpts below.
Upon the rock of these movements, the Catholic authorities propose to build a new Church for the Third Millennium.
The new ecclesial movements “are in practice largely autonomous from the local Churches.”  An article published in 2004 by La Civiltà Cattolica – a paper whose contents are reviewed by the Vatican’s secretariat of state before going to press – warns of three dangers: “The first danger: ‘The tendency to make absolute their own Christian experience, holding it to be the only valid one, for which reason the ‘true’ Christians would be those who are part of their own movement.’ The second: ‘The tendency to close themselves off; that is, to follow their own pastoral plans and methods of formation for the members of the movement, to carry out their own apostolic activities, refusing to collaborate with other ecclesial organizations, or seeking to occupy all the territory themselves, leaving scarce resources for the activities of other associations.’ The third: ‘The tendency to cut themselves off from the local Church, making reference in their apostolic activity more to the methods of the movement and the directives of its leaders than to the directives and pastoral programs of the dioceses and parishes. From this arises the sometimes bitter tensions that can be created between the ecclesial movements and the bishops and pastors.’” 
In 2003, Vatican reporter John Allen forecast the emerging structure of the Catholic Church, based on what he learned from two Opus Dei leaders in Spain: “the parish will not disappear, but it will play a very different role. Instead of being the center of Catholic life, the crucible in which one’s spirituality is forged, it will function as a meeting place for the movements. The parish would become a sort of ecclesiastical piazza, in which adherents of the Neocatechumenate, Opus Dei, Regnum Christi, Catholic Action, Communion and Liberation, etc., meet to share experiences, to work on joint projects, and at least sometimes to worship together, before moving back down their different avenues.”  As an Italian Catholic journalist noted in 2003, the new ecclesial movements “refer directly to the pope as their one connection to the Church. To different degrees they bear the distinctive features of a sect. The risk is that they will transform the Catholic Church into a body of memberships in juxtaposed groups that don’t communicate with each other: each movement with its own liturgy, its own discipline, its own system of authority and beliefs.”  Catholic parishes and dioceses would cease to embody the unity of the faithful. They would instead become recruiting grounds for competing authoritarian, politicized sects.
A former member of Focolare warned, “It is ironic that the most pernicious and inhuman idea of the twentieth century, the deification of the collective, has found its last refuge and most passionate proponents in the very Catholics who fought communism so fiercely.”  It should be a red flag that most of these “new ecclesial movements” have spawned groups of bruised and disillusioned survivors (organizations such as the Opus Dei Awareness Network  and REGAIN ), and that these new ecclesial movements have a place on standard anti-cult web sites  – an “honor” not shared by traditional Catholic religious orders such as Benedictines, Dominicans, and Franciscans.
As Opus Dei and the other new ecclesial movements grow, the Catholic Church is likely to change in ways more radical than Call to Action, We Are Church, and other leftist dissenters would have ever dreamed.
Notes (of Part 1)
 ZENIT, “Pope Calls New Movements a ‘Providential Answer,” May 30, 2004, http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=54481, printed 05/31/04.
 Sandro Magister, “Church or Little Churches? The Sectarian Threat of Catholic Movements,” L’espresso, http://www.chiesa/, http://188.8.131.52/ESW_articolo/0,2393,41797,00.html, viewed 06/09/04.
 Sandro Magister, “The Seven Capital Vices of the Movements, According to ‘La Civiltà Cattolica,’” L’espresso, http://www.chiesa/, http://184.108.40.206/ESW_articolo/0,2393,42202,00.html, printed 07/16/04.
 John Allen, “The Word From Rome,” “New Movements changing Spain,” National Catholic Reporter, May 9, 2003, http://www.nationalcatholicreporter.org/word/word0509.htm, viewed 06/09/04.
 Sandro Magister, “Church or Little Churches? The Sectarian Threat of Catholic Movements,” L’espresso, http://www.chiesa/, http://220.127.116.11/ESW_articolo/0,2393,41797,00.html, viewed 06/09/04.
 Gordon Urquhart, The Pope’s Armada: Unlocking the Secrets of Mysterious and Powerful New Sects in the Church, Prometheus Books, 1999, p. 413.
 Opus Dei Awareness Network (ODAN), “ODAN Home,” http://www.odan.org/index.htm, printed 06/08/04.
 Religious Groups Awareness International Network, home page, http://www.regainnetwork.org/, printed 06/08/04. They say, “We have been able to assist many in their post legionary experience and inform others of the dangers that the Legion of Christ and the Regnum Christi pose to the Church and those who wish to be faithful to Her.”
 Opus Dei Awareness Network (ODAN), “Links,” http://www.odan.org/links.htm, printed 06/08/04; this web page contains a list of ten anti-cult web sites.
Here’s the situation, in summary:
Opus Dei’s skewed spiritual foundation has real-world results. Movement leaders and adherents emphasize “discretion,” manipulation, and the quest for temporal power. The bad fruit of the movement (as documented above – favoring policies that would continue the coverup of priestly sex abuse, harboring a Soviet spy, winking at novels that advertise Wicca to youth, media manipulation, financial skullduggery, and the like) manifest the organization’s spirit.
Nevertheless, Opus Dei power increases in the Catholic Church. While parishes and dioceses crumble, and ancient religious orders dwindle, this “personal prelature” grows, and presents a united front to the churches and to the world. If there is factionalism within Opus Dei, it is not reported outside the movement. The fact that Opus Dei priests have very rarely been accused of molesting youth means that the movement can tell a scandal-weary flock to seek safety and purity by following them.
The Self-Demolition of the Roman Catholic Church
A mystery remains: why have Opus Dei (and other sectarian new ecclesial movements) grown within the Catholic Church, while other Catholic structures imploded so swiftly after 1965?
It may be that the “powers that be” in Rome have made a decision to allow this to occur. A conservative Catholic journalist (editor of Inside the Vatican magazine) explains: “The 20th century ended, for the Catholic Church, on October 6, 2002. It ended precisely 40 years after the opening of the Second Vatican Council in 1962. It ended on a warm, blue autumn day with John Paul II’s canonization of Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei, as a saint. ... The essential historical purpose and effect of that Council – as it now seems from a vantage point of 40 years – was to prepare the Church for a new world order: the order which is now nearly upon us. ... No longer would the Church be primarily organized in small, separated communities (parishes, dioceses) of people who lived most of their lives in one place, in one cultural context; the Church would increasingly be organized as one world-wide community ... a world-wide order, or organism – like the new Church movements” or personal prelatures, such as Opus Dei.  John Allen, Vatican correspondent for the liberal National Catholic Reporter, noted in 2004 that the European Union has rejected any mention of the Christian heritage of Europe in the proposed constitution. He added, “In a culture that often seems not just indifferent, but positively hostile, to organized religion, it may be that only disciplined, highly motivated groups operating outside traditional ecclesiastical structures will have the capacity to evangelize and catechize.” 
In short, the authorities in the Catholic Church seem to have given up on the structures that had characterized the Church for almost 2,000 years. The easiest way to move them aside was to neglect them – and to ignore the voluminous pleas that the faithful made to Rome after 1965 to rein in the manifest heresy and vice that spread through the Catholic Church. In their stead, there are to be new institutions for a new, more-disciplined Church.
After chaos, there would be a religious New Order. Bishop Swing, the Episcopalian founder of the United Religions Initiative, would approve of the concept, if not of this application of it. In 2004, he wrote: “In the first words of the Bible we read where the Spirit brooded over the chaos. ... Chaos is the necessary ingredient that prompts the Creator’s Spirit to be inventive. High praise for chaos. If Creation is an ongoing phenomenon and if chaos is a necessary ingredient beckoning to the Spirit, then we must be living on the edge of the Spirit’s Pentecostal blast. Our world has more than enough of chaos. Surely the Spirit cannot be far behind. A new creation must be just ahead.”  He added, “Perhaps in the chaos of our own deaths and frightening uncertainties, the Spirit will bring us to a new order, for which at present we have no language or metaphors.” 
The Bible, however, testifies against any church authorities who seek a new order through chaos. Through the prophet Isaiah, the Lord said, “For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it a chaos, he formed it to be inhabited!): ‘I am the Lord, and there is no other. I did not speak in secret, in a land of darkness; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, ‘Seek me in chaos.’ I the Lord speak the truth, I declare what is right.” (Is. 45:18-19). 
Leaving aside the Machiavellian strategies of Opus Dei, we can give the last word to one of the cult’s survivors, María del Carmen Tapia. After she was expelled from the movement, she continued to attend church. A priest who knew her story asked her, “Why do you go on believing in God?” She replied, “Because God has nothing to do with Opus Dei.” 
Notes (of Part 2)
 Robert Moynihan, “Josemaría’s Way,” Inside the Vatican, November 2002, pp. 16-17.
 John Allen, “The Word From Rome,” “Pope Displeased by Europe’s rejection of Christian roots,” National Catholic Reporter, June 25, 2004, http://www.nationalcatholicreporter.org/word/word062504.htm, printed 06/26/04.
 Bishop William Swing, “The Holy Spirit and Two Creations, or Maybe Three,” Pacific Church News, Summer 2004, p. 5.
 Ibid., p. 6.
 The parenthetical parts of these verses are as given in the Revised Standard Version translation.
 Maria del Carmen Tapia, Beyond the Threshold: A Life in Opus Dei, Continuum, 1997, pp. 284.
Published on July 11th, 2010 [Feast of St.. Benedict - Patron of Europe]
From miguel de Portugal @ EU and US
Believe it or not, a certain level of "denial" can be very beneficial. You have heard us denounce "denial" probably on a weekly basis but we must qualify exactly what level of denial we are referring to.
Imagine "denial" being the lenses of your eye glasses. If the lenses are totally opaque and you cannot see reality, or if you "project into your eye" an image that is contradictory to reality, that is the denial we denounce. However, those imaginary eye glass lenses can come in transparencies all the way from crystal clear (with no filtering of reality) to shades matching the darkest, yet approved, sun glasses - which provide the highest softening (but not distorting) of reality.
Why is this so? It is quite simple after God has demonstrated it.
Our psychological make-up - specific to each human being at birth and then molded by our experiences as we journey into adulthood - can handle only so much of reality; thus our view of it must be softened somewhat just as sun glasses soften the sun’s rays to protect our vision. Our ability to withstand the absolute reality will, through God's Grace, automatically vary the "shade" of the lenses through which we see reality.
We will give you just one example which God used recently to resolutely demonstrate this to m de P.
On the FYI&R posting of June 14th and 17th (1) we addressed the issue of the alleged plane which allegedly impacted on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. We discussed the National Geographic video, composed of security camera shots as well as of the news reports immediately after the alleged impact. In the June 14th Posting we stated:
So far this is what we have: (a) Supernatural and circumstantial evidence of foul play by certain shadowy authorities; (b) A legitimate documentary issued without delay (and obvious possible censorship) which visually denies the plane-into-Pentagon claim.
There was one more thing that we could do to rule out perception or documentary production errors in the video, and, through the Grace of God, we realized that we have a ten year old DVD player with which we could view and examine a fixed frame of the video at one second intervals.
It was during this exercise that God showed me the Degrees of Denial theory exposed above.
I realized that "I was still wearing light colored sun glasses" to soften the realities of 9-11. Then, faced with the naked truth, as we examined frames one second at time, I simply became sick to my stomach.... the last "tinting of the glasses" through which I was viewing that reality vanished.
Beginning with the famous security camera footage, one can see without a shred of a doubt that the explosion was from the inside of the Pentagon walls out and not from the outside in. This was followed by the other realities confirmed as we further scrutinized the still frames, just one second apart from each other. There is not a shred of doubt that no airplane parts are anywhere outside the walls, or inside the building wreckage, whether from a frontal or an aerial view. Then, the truth of 9-11 stood before our eyes "stark naked as a jay bird," and even m de P had a difficult time dealing with it.
May God have Mercy on His Elect!
(1) FYI&R Posts for June 2010
Published on July 10th, 2010
What our Lord Jesus Christ meant by "shall confess me before men" is not signing up in a Christian denomination like one would do with a club or association or political party, or decorating one's car with a Christian bumper sticker, or checking the box indicating religious preference in the few forms that still require it.
The "confession of Him before men" means living Him; i.e. striving with all our strength to live the Word of God, which, of course is Jesus Himself.
Through Luke, He says the same thing in a different way:
46 And why call you me, Lord, Lord; and do not the things which I say? [Luke 6]
Meanwhile, back on.... the stage of the world of politics.... The Russians have "pulled the wool" even over Global Research. (1)
While at the White House.... on January 17, 1961, in his farewell address President Eisenhower admonished the whole nation via a televised address, thus....
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. (1)
Published on July 9th, 2010 [Mary, Miraculous Mother]
(b) Enrico De Pedis, leader of Rome's ruthless Magliana gang, was gunned down in 1990 at age 38 by members of his criminal outfit after they began to feud. He was shot in the city's famous Campo De Fiori, a popular destination for tourists.
(c) De Pedis, whose name on the the £12,000 tomb is spelled in diamonds, was buried in Saint Apollinare church. The church burial was given the go-ahead because De Pedis had 'repented while in jail and also done a lot of work for charity', including large donations to the Catholic Church. De Pedis is buried alongside “the sarcophagi of saints and martyrs” in a Vatican-owned church building that is “located opposite Orlandi's music school, where she was last seen alive” in 1983.
(c) Two years ago Sabrina Minardi, De Pedis' girlfriend at the time of Orlandi's disappearance, claimed that the American archbishop Paul Marcinkus, the controversial chief of the Vatican bank who died in 2006, was behind the kidnap. De Pedis’ friend told the police that “that Marcinkus ... wanted the girl snatched ‘to send a message to someone above them’ as part of a ‘power game.’ She added that after being held for an unspecified period of time, Orlandi was murdered and her body thrown into a cement mixer on the outskirts of Rome. In return for the kidnapping, Marcinkus allegedly helped De Pedis invest his gang's money overseas. The Vatican rejected the accusations as ‘slanderous without basis’.”
(d) At the same time as Minardi made her claim, a mystery caller to a missing persons’ program on Italian TV said the riddle of Orlandi's kidnap would be solved 'if De Pedis' tomb was opened'. The caller was later identified by the police as the son of a member of the de Pedis gang.
(e) The Vatican has given permission for the tomb of de Pedis (an Italian gangster and a donor to the Church) to be opened to solve the mystery of the disappearance of the teenage daughter of a Vatican employee. The Italian authorities plan to open the tomb in August or September.
And, if all of that were not enough to cause deep consternation to a true member of the Faithful...
Incidentally, we first found the Opus Dei connection, not in the quoted news articles, but in a major Spanish daily which is considered of the center-right political persuasion and which used to be very Opus-friendly.
Not even in his best day could Dan Brown come up with any Opus Dei thriller even close to the actual fact that you have read above.
(1) One of the many News sources; see also this story, and this one, too.
(2) The church of Saint Apollinare
If you still wonder how..... satan uses all the filth that he inspired into far too many members of the RC Church Administration in order to destroy the RC Church and the Christian Faith, in general, all you need to do is take a look at this very innocent and very professional looking blogspot (1). Make sure that you notice who sponsors it.
(1) Christian Child Abuse: No, Benedict XVI, you are not forgiven
Published on July 8th, 2010
If even a fraction of what I am conjecturing here is true, the implications are devastating.
The US Supreme Court (1) has recently declined to hear an appeal of the Vatican in a pending and heavily contested sex abuse lawsuit. This clears the way for the Vatican not only to be sued, but for Cardinals of the Roman Curia and the Pope himself to be compelled to be deposed in courts of law. And we are not just speaking of one single case.....
Additionally, the 'discovery' part of any such trial would legally compel the Defendant (a Diocese and/or the Vatican itself) to produce ALL pertinent documentation regarding sex abuse cases, personnel files, and perhaps even those of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which handled them – perhaps even those from the Roman Rota (the internal Vatican 'Supreme Court" for clergy matters).
One needs no great imagination to realize the potential tide of filth which would pour forth from courtrooms into the news as all such evidence would be presented in open court, and is thus public knowledge – unless, of course, a 'closed court' is ordered by the judge (which is rare).
In this scenario, all the denials and overt lies of Bishops would be exposed; as well as those of the Vatican itself.
I have pondered this over the last few days, in its multiple ramifications. During a recent episode of EWTN's 'The World Over Live', their TV news magazine hosted by Opus Dei member Raymond Arroyo, a lawyer, doubtless of the same persuasion, explained aspects of this scenario.
This "open talk" served to confirm other things already known or understood by other means.
The conclusion is that the notoriety of the scandals is intentional from certain quarters, while others try to maintain silence about these abuses. In a seeming paradox, the church administrators are fulfilling what Christ said ("that which was whispered in the chambers shall be shouted from the mountain tops..."). Even the Devil has to serve God.....
It is not a secret that the Opus Dei has control over the Vatican and many dioceses globally (remember how many Bishops were rooting for the canonization of Escrivá?). They also have had de facto control over the wealth of the Vatican for some 30 years - in addition to their own 'war chest'. That is, they have the Ecclesiastical and financial clout needed for the fulfillment of their plans.
Why would they want to destroy what they now own - the oldest and wealthiest global mega-corporation: The Roman Catholic Church?
The first step in answering that question is posing another one: WHY did Opus Dei plan for decades, going to great lengths to have themselves officially set up as a "Parallel Church"?
The goal of the unfolding crisis seems to be the destruction of faith in God for untold hundreds of millions of the Vatican’s faithful, and the end of the "old and decadent portion of the Church". But that is a mere intermediate goal; a means to an end.... because the Parallel Church - spearheaded by the "saviors" from Opus Dei - will triumph and will race to "save" humanity.
After all - as Escrivá wrote in "The Way" - The ends justify the means
God Bless You!
(1) The US Supreme Court has a majority of Catholic justices, including several Opus Dei members.
A. Your conjecture fits very well with (ties neatly) all that we have published, yielding a coherent segment to the Road Map to Hell - that is: Steps Nos. 9 and 10 of the Sequence of Events (1).
In addition, your Road Map highlights for those who have not yet noticed what Paul wrote in the second letter to the Thessalonians. To wit:
The key lies in the phrase: "...for unless there come a revolt first..."
The correct translation is: "...because first there will be the apostasy..." and of course, with the parallel church either taking over or separating itself from the Church is the much awaited, talked about and mislabeled "apostasy".
As we see the latest sexual abuse scandal in the Belgian Catholic Church enmeshing itself with one of the most heinous sexual serial crimes perpetrated on children (2) since the Second World War, it is obvious how easy it will be for the allegedly "pristine" Parallel Church to denounce the original Church, and to contribute to its sinking.
(1) Sequence of Events Leading to the End of These Times
(2) Belgium and the Worst Possible News for the Church
Published on July 7th, 2010
I came across an article published in the National Catholic Reporter on 7/2/2010, "Seven days that shook the Vatican," written by John. L. Allen Jr. It looks like something the readers of this web site might be interested in. It lists several events that occurred during the past week, three involved the sex abuse scandal and one about a financial scandal. Two involved appointments. It states:
Are any of these men members of Opus Dei? The author of the article also gives some interesting insights. He notes that the Pope borrows terminology for Arnold Toynbee who is a historian, in reference to "creative minorities." What are your insights on this article? Is it credible?
The article written by Castro that was referred to yesterday, was amazing.
Thank you for your time and may God continue to Bless you with his Love.
A. Your kind words and wishes are greatly appreciated. Unfortunately we were not able to read the article due to a continuous overload of our "In Boxes" - both from Heaven and from Earth. Nevertheless, we will be able to answer your questions.
Without a doubt - and without even trying to search for it - those three appointees are either full fledged Opus Dei members or so OD-friendly that the difference would be unimportant. Tragically Opus Dei has metastasized to such a degree within the Roman Catholic Church that no position of power is left without them controlling it - directly or indirectly.
Regarding any work by Mr. Allen - other than reporting straight facts such as Vatican or political appointments, etc. - we dismiss his credibility altogether. An individual who believed that the Opus Dei truly gave him full access to them while writing a book praising the Opus Dei needs to further "credentials" for us to dismiss him.
However, as the very true saying goes: "God is good!" - He deemed appropriate to place in m de P's hands concrete confirmation of that. To wit -
In an article written by Mr. Allen and published in the NCR he relates an interview with a well known individual - a pathological liar. Some people, who are in the dark or simply quite naïve, think of this person as Mr. Fatima, while the majority in the Fatima circuit worldwide know him for what he really is. In said interview "Mr. Fatima" made some serious accusations and disparaging remarks about another Fatima related individual who is well known worldwide.
As God would have it, m de P was an actual physical witness of what truly transpired back in 1992 – 1993. The truth was the complete opposite of what "Mr. Fatima" reported, and which Mr. Allen bought "lock, stock and barrel," and reported in the NCR. Allen’s inaccurate report – based on an unreliable witness – was picked up worldwide, and is being taken "as gospel" for many today.
Both Mr. Allen and "Mr. Fatima" should be thankful to God that the individual who was slandered on a worldwide scale did not file defamation charges against them. One of these days the NCR management may wake up to a lawsuit that could have been avoided by screening better the investigative abilities of their "star" reporters - but that is their problem, not ours.
A star investigative reporter is an individual with the qualifications and record of Mr. Lee Penn (1) who will exhaust every avenue imaginable to confirm sources, statements and facts. No; we are not claiming that he is infallible - not even those who claim to be infallible are (2); we are citing what we consider a shining example of reporting professionalism.
(1) Mr. Lee Penn biographical sketch
(2) Infallible? In your dreams!
But authorities are not much closer than they were a year ago to knowing exactly who did it — and why.
In the days after the fast-moving, widespread attack, analysis pointed to North Korea as the likely starting point because code used in the attack included Korean language and other indicators. Experts now say there is no conclusive evidence that North Korea, or any other nation, orchestrated it.
Pinpointing the culprits for such attacks is difficult or even impossible, officials say. Some suggest the July 4 weekend attacks a year ago may have been designed as a political broadside.
These officials point suspicions at South Koreans, possibly activists, who are concerned about the threat from North Korea and would be looking to ramp up antagonism toward their neighbor. Several experts familiar with the investigation spoke on condition of anonymity because the results are not final.
Those responsible, he said, "pulled it off so well, managed it so well — this was someone who has experience at running these types of attacks."
The M+G+R Foundation comments: Not only someone is bent on justifying a war against North Korea but we are not even able to track down the culprits after a full year investigation by experts. Of course, that is assuming that someone really want to find the culprits.... which is, believe it or not, the least of the two evils. If there are cyber-hackers out there that can outsmart the US cyber-technology... What next? A highjacked drone?
(1) Posts for July 2010
(2) US largely ruling out NKorea in 2009 cyberattacks
Published on July 6th, 2010
Benedict said that Celestine's simple and humble lifestyle can serve as an example for modern men and women. The pontiff praised his predecessor for his detachment from material things such as money and clothes.
Celestine V resigned just months after becoming pope in 1294 at age 85. He was later put under guard for fear he would become the rallying point for a schism. Celestine died, under highly suspected circumstances, in 1296 and was declared a saint in 1313. (4)
True admiration for Celestine cannot be the reason for such religious-splash by Benedict. After all, Celestine V cannot be a favorite of a man who wears red patent leather shoes and ermine-trimmed garments, carries a corpus-less cross-staff, and lives in a splendor that would make Ramses II envious.
Nonetheless, Benedict has declared the year ending in August 29, 2010 to be a "Celestine year". (4)
(1) About the AntiChrist
(2) About the FalseChrist
(3) News Report
(4) Pope Celestine V
Published on July 5th, 2010 [Start of Rosa Mystica Novena ]
Did you know that... the first probes into the alleged conspiracy to carry out "deep cover" Russian espionage in the United States came in 2000? (1)
None were charged with the more serious offense of espionage.
The M+G+R Foundation comments: As we were saying....
(1) News Report
While meditating during..... the Feast of St. Thomas (July 3rd), we were given a few thoughts to highlight. Among the Apostles we have....
The denier - Peter: 72 And immediately the cock crew again. And Peter remembered the word that Jesus had said unto him: Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt thrice deny me. And he began to weep. [Matthew 14]
The one acting/speaking as satan - Peter: Who turning, said to Peter: Go behind me, Satan, thou art a scandal unto me: because thou savourest not the things that are of God, but the things that are of men. [Matthew 16]
Tragically those four "traits" have been seen throughout the 2000 years of Christianity more often than not.
The problem lies squarely in our free will. Remember Adam and Eve? They did not even need to be baptized; they were in face-to-Face communication with God. And yet – they betrayed, they lied, they fell for satan's trick, they did not have enough faith and they ended up not being blessed.
Therefore - before we "pass the buck" (American slang for: Blame someone else for our failings) take a look at the mirror and you will see someone who may fall just the same way.
What to do then? Tirelessly seek more faith from the only one Who can give it: God; place God above all - and we mean ALL; abandon yourself to His Will; and understand that, with a "Baptism under the belt" and the mechanical following of some basic rituals, you are not automatically "Saved".
Of course - "heareth my words, and doth them" - as we have often explained, carry the proviso that one is trying with all one's might to do so which is not always easy. Remember - God judges based on the degree of our effort to live His Word and not the level of achievement.
Rejoice in the knowledge that, and certainty of this promise:
Following is more evidence ... it seems that the cover-up guys are "not even good at being bad."
I think that the North Korea regime is evil ... but if indeed they are being falsely accused of sinking the South Korean ship, I can see why their recent behavior is so truculent.
Quotes from the referred to article (2):
Regarding the numbering "1 byeon" written on one of the torpedo's pieces, the investigative team said analysis of the ink confirmed that it was an oil-based magic marker made using the ingredient Solvent Blue 5, and it is trying to secure samples for comparison. The team said Solvent Blue 5 is commonly used in magic markers, which North Korea may have imported, but the marker cannot be traced to the North with certainty.
One journalist who attended the briefing said, "I was somewhat reassured by the scientific approach the team used to prove its point, and some of my suspicions have been resolved." But he added it was "not a satisfactory briefing since the team failed to offer a clear explanation regarding the column of water that was spotted and the twisted propeller."
(1) All Posts for May 2010
(2) Daily News from Korea - Cheonan Investigators Presented Wrong Torpedo Diagram
I noticed that you just posted The Christian Religious Days of Note (see July 2nd post below ) for the month of July.
I just wanted to ask you to also remind the M+G+R Foundation family that the Rosa Mystica Novena starts Monday, July 5th.
Thanks and Many Blessings!
A. We are indebted to your kindness and generosity for reminding us to do so.
From (Mr.) IW @ US
This article (1) - Discovering The Truth In Time by Fidel Castro - just hit my In-Box. Are we on schedule, or what?
It was published by "Information Clearing House," a leftist news source that I have heard of before, but do not often see myself.
I was not even sure that Fidel was still alive, and do not know what his current role is in running Cuba.
Last Friday, June 25, an international news agency of known attention to detail in the information that it provides, published statements from "...the naval commander of the elite corps of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, General Ali Fadavi..." warning that "... if the United States and its allies inspect Iranian ships in international waters ‘they will receive a response in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.’"
I do not harbor the slightest doubt that as soon as the warships of the United States and Israel take up their positions – together with the rest of the U.S. military vessels located in the vicinity of the Iranian coasts – and attempt to inspect that country’s first merchant ship, a rain of missiles will be unleashed in both directions. That will be the precise moment when that terrible war will begin.
There may be this difference: You know what you know as a revelation from God; Castro knows what he knows because he is part of the planning team for the events described above.
A. Thank you for pointing this out to us.
No, he does not know because he is a part of the planning team.
He knows from The M+G+R Foundation documents published in our domain (sorry, no invisible inks, nor encoded words, nor short range wireless connections).
One never knows who read our pages, does one?
(1) Discovering The Truth In Time
Published on July 2nd, 2010 [First Friday of the Month]
3rd First Saturday of the Month and St. Thomas - Apostle
4th St. Elizabeth (Queen) of Portugal plus U.S. Celebration of Independence Day
5th [Feast of the Seven Joys of Mary]
9th Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá (patroness of Colombia) plus [Mary, Miraculous Mother]
11th St. Benedict - Patron of Europe
16th Our Lady of Mount Carmel + Scapular Feast Day
17th [Feast of Mary's Humility]
22nd St. Mary Magdalene
24th Mary, Mother of Mercy
(Saturday before 4th Sunday of July)
25th St. James - Apostle
26th Saints Anne and Joachim - Grandparents of Jesus
28th Mary, Queen of Peace
Published on July 1st, 2010
Allow us to remind the world that it was denial by the part of those who could only do anything about it (1) - the RC Church Administration - that opened the doors to the greatest bloodletting in human history - World War II.
Blessedly, it is now in the hands of all of us to do something about what is taking place worldwide - and that is Pray! (2) and then Pray some more! (3)
But.... if most persist in denial, the prayers will not be sufficient to cushion what will make World War II look like a Sunday outing; however, God will specially attentive and protective of those who took His call seriously and prayed unceasingly.
You are encouraged to be an instrument in reaching all who must be reached in His Name through your assistance.
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