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PURPOSE

The purpose of this News Commentary Section is to assist the faithful in recognizing the signs and lies of These End Times. Somehow, many self appointed Shepherds of These Times are trying to convince the faithful that the Apocalypse will be, using street slang, "a piece of cake" for them and "hell" for all others. They are led to believe that if they "do this" and "do that" they do not have a thing to worry about (of course, so long as that between the "do this" and the "do that" they send in a donation).

Others lead the faithful to believe that "All Is Well" and will continue to be, of course, as long as those donations keep coming in...

Wrong! For either case scenario to be true, the Old and New Testament has to be invalid. Logically, if the Holy Scriptures are invalid there is no use for "Shepherds", is there? So what is their function besides collecting money?

Spending it, of course!

Now, let us focus on the real world and the news about its crumbling structures, philosophies and half-baked theories. With the assistance of the Holy Spirit of God, Who cannot be falsified, the disoriented faithful will be able to understand what is truly taking place and why.
 

News Commentaries of  April 2005

April  26th

 NEWS - Russia's Putin: Soviet Collapse a Tragedy

Key Quotes

Moscow, April 25 --  President Vladimir Putin lamented the demise of the Soviet Union in some of his strongest language to date, saying in a nationally televised speech before parliament Monday that it was "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century."

His statements on the collapse of the Soviet Union and its effects on Russians, at home and abroad, come as the country is awash in nostalgia just two weeks before the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe — a conflict Russians call the "Great Patriotic War."

Putin, who served as a colonel in the KGB, has resurrected some communist symbols during his presidency, bringing back the music of the old Soviet anthem and the Soviet-style red banner as the military's flag.


The M+G+R Foundation Comments

When one considers that the individual making this statement has been amongst those who have profited most from it - we should pause and ponder. What he did not mention but is implied, if one is aware of the realities in the "liberated" Eastern Bloc, is that the run-of-the-mill citizens are in far worse shape than they were before the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The way is well paved for one of the manifestations  of: Revelations 13: 12 - "It wielded all the authority of the first beast in its sight and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound had been healed."

A "mortal wound that had been healed" means: A wound which everyone considered mortal - that had caused death - was not really mortal for it was able to be healed.

This is what the alleged "Conversion of Russia" was really all about.

May those who have Eyes, See, .... etc.
We are utilizing this news report to illustrate the complexity of the reality and why most cannot even begin to understand what is really going on.


April  25th

 NEWS - New pope knows details of sex abuses - As cardinal, he investigated priests, doled out discipline

Key Quotes

Vatican City, April 23 --  For the last four years, the man who is now Pope Benedict XVI had more responsibility than any other cardinal in the Vatican for deciding whether and how to discipline Roman Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing children and teenagers.

Last December, the Congregation reopened one particularly high-profile case, against the Rev. Marcial Maciel, the elderly founder of the Legionnaires of Christ. Maciel is accused of abusing years ago eight men who had been young priests in the Legionnaires, and some of them had tried for years to have the Congregation hear the case.

David Clohessy, national director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, criticized Ratzinger for hurting many victims with his 2002 comments, but praised him for reopening the Maciel case. "That was, in fact, action, not words. So we want to give him credit where credit is due," he said.


The M+G+R Foundation Comments

We are utilizing this news report to illustrate the complexity of the reality and why most cannot even begin to understand what is really going on.

It is no secret that the Opus Dei controls the Vatican. However, what most people do not know is that the Legionnaires of Christ are the "wanabees controllers" of the Vatican. They both claim to have the Divine Charge to save the World and the Church and have cooperated until recently. As they "approached the coveted carrot" their cooperation faltered as it has amongst another former Save the World Triumvirate.

Thus, in reality, Opus Dei and Legionnaires of Christ are de facto enemies. Therefore, what a better way to Opus Dei "Check Mate" the Legionnaires of Christ than to drag to light the deviant past of its founder Maciel?

As we have said over and over again: The guidance of the Holy Spirit of God is the only way to safely navigate these End Times Waters and this is secured with prayer and better prayer - not social activism.
 For more details, please review:   What Can I, As An Individual, Do?  and  It Seems That All In The World Is Crashing Down -  So.... What Can We Do?


April  22nd 

 NEWS - Groundswell Swept Ratzinger Into Office

Key Quotes

Vatican City, April 21 --  ...an anticipated struggle between moderate cardinals and the pro-Ratzinger forces never materialized. The moderates included Italians, other Europeans and Americans who went into the conclave allied with Tettamanzi and his predecessor as archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, according to several accounts.

Cardinals described the atmosphere of the vote as more like a spiritual retreat than a political event. They recalled the wonder and solemnity of an experience played out beneath Michelangelo's majestic fresco of the Last Judgment.

"You take Christ as your witness that you will pick the best man, and then you look up at the 'Last Judgment,'... And 115 people do that, one right after the other, each with a very personal awareness that he is standing alone before God."

The conclave disproved the dictum that front-runners do not become pope.


The M+G+R Foundation Comments

This is exactly the way things work out when God directly intervenes in an event which is very worldly by nature - even the press sees a difference. This is the Active Will of God being made manifest.

How did God directly intervene? That is for us to know and maybe the rest will learn how years from now.


April  17th  [Last Post until after the Conclave]

 NEWS - Vatican Is Rethinking Relations With Islam

Key Quotes

ROME, April 12 -- After two decades of contact and dialogue with the Islamic world under Pope John Paul II, the Vatican is rethinking an outreach program that critics say is diluting Catholicism and has brought almost no benefits to beleaguered Catholic minorities in Muslim countries.

The late pontiff undertook the drive as part of a broad effort to open channels to other religions. He applied a personal stamp by stepping into a mosque in Damascus and meeting with Muslim groups more than 60 times. He also visited a synagogue in Rome and Jerusalem's Western Wall.

"There may be a greater insistence on religious liberty," said Fitzgerald, the church's point man on Islamic relations. "But I don't think we're going to go to war. The times of the Crusades are over. . . . I don't see any fundamental change in the way the church has been dealing with these questions."

Justo Lacunza Balda, who heads the Pontifical Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies, a Vatican research group, said criticism was focused on the lack of reciprocal goodwill gestures in many Muslim countries. "Humanly speaking, it is of course important to see some payback," he said.


The M+G+R Foundation Comments

We pray to God that, if it is in accordance to His Will, the concepts, principles, clarifications and ideas that we have set forth, in His Name, in our document entitled  The Foundation Of Faith prevail instead of a 21st Century Version of the Crusades.


April  15th

 NEWS - Three Cardinals Emphasize Collegiality

Key Quotes

The North American said he is especially concerned about the issue of secularity, especially in Europe. "I look at the church in northern Europe, and it seems like a mess,” he said. “Aside from pockets of life, especially among the young, it doesn't look like  we've succeeded in getting through to secularized culture. We've got to find someone who can dialogue with secularity, because in fits and starts it's becoming the culture of the world.”

The European cardinal had a simple solution. “A new St. Francis would change Europe in a few years,” he said. “We need a church that's transparent, evangelical, close to the gospel. Europeans are actually very open to a ‘pure’ Christ, without power, without riches. A Christ who is a winner will not convert Europe, but a Christ who is a loser has a chance.”


The M+G+R Foundation Comments

We have amply addressed the above very valid commentaries in a NOTE Added on April 15th to one of our documents dealing with the Demise of the Faith.



April  11th

 NEWS - Cardinal Seeks to Quell Curiosity About New Pope

Key Quotes

" With eight days to go before Cardinals enter a conclave to choose a successor, top churchmen are battling to limit media musings about the possible identity of the next pope for fear that this might influence the secretive election process."

"Let's not be uselessly and all too humanly curious to know who he is ahead of time," Ruini said in a homily at the second of nine daily Masses of mourning for John Paul.

"Instead we must be ready to welcome in our prayers, our trust and our love he who the Lord wishes to give us," Ruini, who was John Paul's vicar of Rome, told the packed basilica.

"As far as I can see, there are no clear favorites and probably no firmly fixed alliances," German Cardinal Karl Lehmann told the Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz newspaper in an interview published on Saturday."

"After the conclave, they want to present a new pope to the world. They will stand united behind this man, and they do not want people to know about the arguments, divisions and politicking that went on before he was selected."


The M+G+R Foundation Comments

The "Holy Spirit" of God at work.... The sad part is that the Faithful truly believes that the man selected Pope is the result of the Active Will of God and not the "Passive" Will of God. The "Active" Will of God is that what He truly Wills for His children and is perfect. The "Passive" Will of God is what He allows to teach us a painful lesson - and there have been many of those lessons.


        April  4th

 NEWS - Jerusalem Post: Papal candidate Schonborn gives pro-Israel talk

Key Quotes

"A cardinal considered a candidate to succeed Pope John Paul II delivered a strong message in favor of Jewish settlement in the Holy Land on Wednesday night, rejecting the claim that European Christians' support for the State of Israel is based on Holocaust guilt and saying that all Christians should affirm Zionism as a biblical imperative for the Jewish people.

Archbishop of Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, part of a visiting Austrian delegation, made the remarks in an address at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on the topic of  "God's chosen land."

After asking, "What does Eretz Yisrael [the Land of Israel] mean to us," Schoenborn answered by stressing the doctrinal importance to Christians of not only recognizing Jews' connection to the land, but also ensuring that Christian identification with the Jewish Bible not lead to a "usurpation" of Jewish uniqueness. 


The M+G+R Foundation Comments

This whole affair would be laughable if it would not have such grave consequences.

This Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn - an Opus Dei man - is the one who on 13/20 August 1997, page 3, of the L'Osservatore Romano, came to the defense of the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei after a Parliamentarry Commision in Belgium had listed said Prelature as a sect. Such "dissertation" was promptly echoed in a site Sponsored by the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi - another sect within the Church.

What makes the whole issue revolting is that said Opus Dei was a sustaining pillar in the Spanish Dictatorship of the Generalísimo Franco, a government which sent troops to assist Nazi Germany in their fight against communism... while at the same time some Opus Dei university branches in certain occasions committed notable injustices; at times in iniquitous alliances with Marxist professors and against Catholic professors [DD]    Of course, their anti-Semitism is denied and/or explained away depending who the listener is.

The "bottom line" is: Their home grown failed-from-the-start theology which, at its core, defies the Gospel, must be defended at all costs.

       
April 1st

 NEWS - Super-volcano threat over fault line

By Leigh Dayton

As if earthquake ravaged Indonesia doesn't have enough to worry about, now scientists warn that a Sumatran super volcano might blow its top at any time.

If it does, the blast will toss hundreds of thousands of cubic kilometers of rock and ash into the atmosphere, dwarfing the eruptions of Krakatoa, Mount St. Helens, Pinatubo and any conventional volcanic explosion of the past tens of thousands of years.

"These super volcanoes are potentially the greatest hazard on Earth, the only greater threat being an asteroid impact from space," said Ray Cas, a vulcanologist with Monash University in Melbourne.

Professor Cas said a "major tectonic event" could be enough to trigger a deadly super volcanic eruption.

The likelihood that the Toba - the largest super volcano on Earth - will erupt has increased significantly due to geological stresses generated by the recent quakes.


 The M+G+R Foundation Comments

This is great news!

We continue to incessantly pray to God so that in His Infinite Mercy He "trades-off" the bulk of the Divine Justice to be dispensed from a massive nuclear holocaust (Step No. 1)  to massive geological and astronomical catastrophes (Step No. 5) [Steps refer to the Sequence of Events Leading to the End of These Times]

The environmental damage of a massive nuclear holocaust would take decades, if not centuries, to be cleared up while the environmental consequences of the other options will take just a short time to be cleared up.

Oremus....


        March 30th

 NEWS - The weird and the wonderful: witchcraft in Spain

By  Ian Frewer

Ian Frewer explores the weird and wonderful side to a Spain which most of us assume to be a Catholic country.

Galicia (Northwestern Spain), 1936 – the last legal witch-burning in Spain.

Old habits die hard, in Spain. In this thriving, European democracy, most towns still possess not only a massive degree of home-grown superstition, but, in many cases, even a practicing Bruja, a white witch.

How can this be, in a nation renowned throughout the world for its almost fanatical dedication to Roman Catholicism, the birthplace of both the notorious Inquisition, and even of Opus Dei?

 The M+G+R Foundation Comments

This is a very fascinating and realistic article of one of those overwhelming realities which most everyone knows and most everyone denies. After reviewing this news report the reader will better understand many of what we have written about the reality of Spain's "Catholicism", Opus Dei's influence in Spain, the demise of the faith, what went wrong with Roman Catholicism, and finally, why, whenever miguel de Portugal gets caught in Spain during Holy Week, he flees back to Portugal and thus avoid the alleged Christian celebration of Holy Week in Spain.

It is time that many of the Provincial Catholics in the English speaking world realize that their local Parish is not a representative sample of what is really going on in the Catholic World - worldwide. If they are going to help God - NOT MAN!,  but God - to minimize the suffering while Divine Justice is Dispensed and Prophecy is fulfilled, they have to wake up first.




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