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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  October 2005

October 29th

 NEWS The President of Iran Confirms His Call for the Destruction of Israel -   October 28th -  AP

Selected Quotes:   (Highlighting, if any, by The M+G+R Foundation)

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, cheered by thousands of supporters, signaled on Friday he stood by his call for Israel to be wiped off the map...

Iranians chanting "death to Israel" and "death to America," converged from nine points in the Iranian capital for a rally attended by most of Iran's top officials.

Ahmadinejad took a short walk in the crowd, rallying in support of his comments that the Islamic world could not tolerate the Jewish state in its heartland. He said Western criticism carried no weight.

"My words are the Iranian nation's words," he told the official IRNA news agency, when asked if he had a message for the world.

"Westerners are free to comment, but their reactions are invalid."


The M+G+R Foundation Comments

Israel and its allies cannot take this in any other way than as a Declaration of War.

As you well know, we do not approve of war in any form or fashion, however, we do not run the world.

Therefore - such attitude by Iran's leadership will be taken, by Western Powers, as a Declaration of War. With this in mind, we refer you to the explanation of the Divine Logic associated with the events at Hiroshima and NagasakiBy world standards, the U.S. and allies could not be condemned for taking preemptive action. The most serious problem here is that the US seems to have been now  very obviously set up to act in a manner which is all too predictable.

This brings to mind the planted nuclear bomb in a certain Embassy in Washington, D.C., during the Kennedy Administration. A situation which, in this advanced technological age, would be easier to replicate in more than one point of the U.S.

Let us Pray....


October 28th

 NEWS Iran Leader Calls for Israel's Destruction -   October 26th -  AP

Selected Quotes:   (Highlighting, if any, by The M+G+R Foundation)

Israel's Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres said Iran should be expelled from the United Nations after its president called for the Jewish state to be "wiped off the map."

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comments at a conference called the "The World without Zionism," reported by the official Iranian news agency, drew condemnation from Western countries.


The M+G+R Foundation Comments

Who can doubt that God has given satan a free hand over the world (always subject to His imposed limitations)?

Think about it. The world is after Iran regarding its nuclear program. Iran keeps assuring everyone that it is for peaceful purposes - energy production. Then their newly elected president calls for the wipe out of Israel.

Either he must suffer a severe intellectual handicap or is completely blinded by satan and cannot see the what he is doing.

But, as we always say: satan must serve God, whether he wants it or not.... Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comments is the way God lets the rest of the world know, without any doubt whatsoever, the real intentions of Iran.

Now man has two options on how to deal with this reality: (a) The way God intends that we deal with our enemies and persecutors (which of course, will not be done - after all, has it been done in the last 2000 years?); or (b) Empower the Bush Administration to try to erase Iran from the map of the world with a tactical nuclear attack,  which, in turn, will backfire and lead to Step No.1

Keep in mind that the recovery efforts after the Tsunami, Central America Stan's damages, Katrina nd Rita damages, Kashmir damages are barely meeting minimum standards yet (for a highly advanced world as we think ours is) and that is with most of the world powerful nations functioning - now imagine how it is going to be after Step No. 1   

Brethren, let's quit dragging our feet and let us get busy with our preparations - spiritual and physical. We are just about at The End of the Line and we do not enjoy to have to go on the "I told you so!"  and "Take your 'pity party' elsewhere, the world has been amply warned!" modes.

Yet... the level of suffering remains in our hands as we do not tire of reminding one and all.

Let us pray....


October 27th

 NEWS Eucharist Seen as an Antidote to Drug Addiction -   October 16th -  ZENIT.ORG

Selected Quotes:   (Highlighting, if any, by The M+G+R Foundation)

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 17, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The most effective medicine to alleviate drug addiction could be the Eucharist,
suggests the founder of the Community of the Cenacle.

Sister Elvira Petrozzi, addressing the Synod of Bishops last Wednesday, explained how devotion to the Blessed Sacrament
changed the lives of many youth recovering from drug addiction.

"What therapeutic method or medicine could I offer them?" she asked, referring to drug addicts. "There is no pill that can give
them the joy to live and peace in the heart!"

"The Eucharist cannot be understood by one's brain, but it is felt in the heart," she said. "If you trustfully kneel before him, you
will feel that his humanity present in the consecrated host reawakens God's image in you that returns to shine.

"It is the 'Eucharistic miracle' that I have been contemplating for so many years. The Eucharist creates not only a personal
dynamism, but also a dynamism of the people."


The M+G+R Foundation Comments

Actually, The M+G+R Foundation will not comment upon this. We will just reprint below the letter of one of our loyal visitors who referred us to the news report - beyond that, what else can we say? (*)

I have run across another article that I thought you would like to see.  Our Merciful Lord was so kind, to have healed me, with His Eucharistic Body, as unworthy as I was and am, from my own drug addictions, I know He will and can help others if they ask and trust Him. My life is a testimony to this truth.

I hope you will be able to share this with others, if God Wills you to.  Thank you again for all you do, for His Glory and Honor, by helping His lost children find their way back to Him.

Love, peace, and blessings

LL
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(*) Besides what we have already regarding this issue.


October 24th

 NEWS - Bishops stand firm on traditional teachings in synod message  -   October 22nd -  AP

Selected Quotes:   (Highlighting, if any, by The M+G+R Foundation)

Catholic bishops have stood firm in an end-of-synod message which upheld Church teaching on priestly celibacy and reaffirmed the denial of Holy Communion to those who divorce and remarry.

In a "message to the people of God" marking the end of a three-week gathering of 250 bishops at the Vatican, the bishops called on political leaders to enact laws protecting marriage and the family, outlawing abortion and euthanasia.

"We ask that they be promoters of the dignity of every human being, from conception till natural death," the document said on Saturday.

"We ask them to enact laws which respect the natural rights of marriage and the family."

The bishops were also unyielding on the rule whereby members of other Christian Churches are not allowed to share in the Catholic Communion, and they bemoaned a "lessening of the sense of the sacred" in the manner in which Catholics attended the mass.


The M+G+R Foundation Comments

Our ample comments regarding the above may be found on the posting of our Board of Updates dated October 23rd.


October 20th - Mary, Wonderful Mother

 NEWS - Fierce Wilma threatens Florida -   October 19th -  Reuters

Selected Quotes:   (Highlighting, if any, by The M+G+R Foundation)

Hurricane Wilma became the fiercest Atlantic hurricane ever seen as it churned toward western Cuba and Mexico's Yucatan peninsula on Wednesday, and threatened densely populated Florida after killing 10 people in Haiti.

The season's record-tying 21st storm, fueled by the warm waters of the northwest Caribbean Sea, strengthened with unprecedented speed into a Category 5 hurricane, the top rank on the five-step scale of hurricane intensity.

Oil and gas facilities in the Gulf of Mexico were expected to escape this storm but Florida's orange groves were at risk.


The M+G+R Foundation Comments

Could it be that God feels that we failed to understand the messages delivered by Katrina and Rita and now He wants to make sure that we "get the message"?

You may want to keep an eye on it in between Rosaries and Stations of the Cross.


October 16th - Feast of Mary's Purity

 NEWS - Simon Winchester explores the great California quake -   October 14th -  The Independent

Selected Quotes:   (Highlighting, if any, by The M+G+R Foundation)

Winchester, who has become a touchstone on the disaster circuit thanks to his book on the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, .... did, however, get a question from a middle-aged woman. " When you say extinct," he recalls her asking incredulously. "Do you mean, even Americans?"

This kind of national hubris explains in part why the world's sole superpower remains oddly unprepared for natural disasters. Hurricane Katrina, for example, was widely anticipated and the flooding which ensued was preventable. Indeed, in the year 2001 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) named the three most likely scenarios to hit the US. They were a terrorist attack, a levee-breaching hurricane in New Orleans, and an earthquake in San Francisco.

"The comparisons (of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906) to Katrina are numerous and just eerie," says Winchester, somewhat wary of his prognostication role. "But the differences are even more striking," he continues, referring to the federal and local government's swift response to the California disaster. By 7:45am, just two and a half hours after the quake, a colourful brigadier-general, Frederick Funston, had gathered an army to report to the city's mayor. Leaflets were printed that looters would be shot, and dramatic rescues began.

At the same time, President Teddy Roosevelt, whom President Bush has often cited as a role model, kick-started a rescue effort that involved the nation's longest hospital train. William Howard Taft, then secretary of war, dispatched some 200,000 rations from the Canadian border. Before long, every tent owned by the US army was in San Francisco.

"The San Francisco earthquake was not caused by God," he says unequivocally, " but forces we understand - and understand now better thanks to it."

The M+G+R Foundation Comments

What can we say other than Pain is the Megaphone that God uses to help the deaf hear (and respond - spiritually and physically).


October 12th - Our Lady of El Pilar (Saragossa, Spain)

 NEWS - Iraq's Zarqawi urged to prepare for Islamic rule -   October 11th -  Reuters

Selected Quotes:   (Highlighting, if any, by The M+G+R Foundation)

Al Qaeda's second in command, Ayman al-Zawahri, has urged the militant network's leader in Iraq to prepare for an Islamic government to take over the country when U.S. forces leave, according to a letter released on Tuesday by U.S. intelligence officials.

"We must be ready starting now, before events overtake us, and before we are surprised by the conspiracies of the Americans and the United Nations, and their plans to fill the void behind them," Zawahri told Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a July 9 letter that U.S. officials say was obtained during counterterrorism operations in Iraq.

The Pentagon disclosed the letter's existence on October 6, telling reporters it appeared to be authentic. But military and intelligence officials have not released details of where, when, how or by whom it was obtained.


The M+G+R Foundation Comments

We pray that the U.S. authorities have noticed/realized/acknowledged that the only way the U.S. personnel would abandon Iraq, a-la-Viet Nam, would be that  a catastrophe of such magnitude befalls the U.S. Mainland that it would impossible to handle the crisis in the Mainland and be fighting a losing war abroad.


October 7th - Our Lady of the Rosary

 NEWS - Opus Dei head criticizes holding of giant masses -   October 6th -  Reuters

Selected Quotes:   (Highlighting, if any, by The M+G+R Foundation)

The head of the conservative Catholic group Opus Dei on Thursday criticized the holding of giant masses where many thousands of people worship together and receive communion.

According to an excerpt of his speech given out to reporters and a briefing by a spokesman, Echevarria said the Church should "re-think whether Eucharistic celebrations (masses) with an excessive number of concelebrants is opportune".

Echevarria, who is the "prelate", or head, of Opus Dei, also suggested the synod should discuss whether it was proper for the communion host to be distributed during masses for large numbers of people.



The M+G+R Foundation Comments

We have had already the precursor of "When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place", now we have the precursor of  Joel 1:9 "The meal-offering and the drink-offering are cut off from the house of Jehovah; the priests, Jehovah's ministers, mourn." as highlighted in Step No. 4 of the Sequence of Events.

What is very interesting, but completely consistent with "the plan", it is that both situations are directly related to the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei.

We thank and praise God for assisting us with the very obvious signs so that we may alert His children and fulfill the mission entrusted to us.

October 4th - Rosh Hashanah- Jewish New Years

 NEWS - Florida Tourists Warned on Deadly Force Law -   October 4th -  AP

Selected Quotes:   (Highlighting, if any, by The M+G+R Foundation)

Clark Ramm sees shades of the Wild West in Florida's new law giving greater legal protections to people who shoot or use other deadly force when threatened or attacked.

Florida's "stand your ground" law, which took effect Saturday, means that people no longer must attempt to retreat or defuse a threatening situation before using violence in order to later claim they were acting in self-defense. People already had that right in their homes, but the law now allows them to meet "force with force" in any place they have a legal right to be.

Proponents of the measure, pushed by the National Rifle Association, say it will make Florida a safer place, not more dangerous. Gov. Jeb Bush has repeatedly pointed to a 34-year low in state crime statistics to demonstrate that Florida is not a haven for violence.

"There is no other state in the nation — and no other civilized nation on Earth — that has a law like this," said Brady Campaign spokesman Peter Hamm. "It could cause the most aggressive people in society to overreact."


The M+G+R Foundation Comments

In addition to religious fanaticism and self-righteousness, the problems the world is also facing today are aggravated by political leaders that seem to be intellectually challenged. Why on earth would you want a law like that in a state where crime statistics are at 34-year low? This is as coherent as for the American troops to cruise Baghdad in Bermuda shorts, Hawaiian shirt and thongs while tourists wear SWAT Team gear when they visit Disney World with their kids.

What is even more disturbing is that the population is not able to discern that they are being lead by intellectually challenged leaders political AND religious.



September 27th - Mary Protector of Orphans


 NEWS - The Founders of Philippine Business Journalism (were inspired by Jose María Escrivá) -   September 26th -  Manila Bulletin

Selected Quotes:   (Highlighting, if any, by The M+G+R Foundation)

In its short existence, our IMC program has significantly influenced the local media, advertising and marketing sectors by producing worldclass professionals. It also launched the Marketing Communications Effectiveness Award that has captured the imagination of the leading marketing-oriented corporations and advertising agencies. The MCEA is poised to expand its reach to the whole of Asia.

and words of Josemaría Escrivá in 1967:
"I cannot hide from you that I am disgusted by the sensationalism of some journalists who write half truths. To inform the public is not to steer a middle course between truth and falsehood. That is not objective information, nor is it moral. People who mix in, together with a few half truths, a considerable number of errors and even premeditated slanders are unworthy of the name of journalists. They cannot be called journalists because they are only the more or less well greased tools of any organization for propagating falsehood which knows that lies once put into circulation will be repeated ad nauseum, without bad faith, through the ignorance and credulity of many people. I must confess that as far as I am concerned false journalists come out winners, because not a day passes in which I don't pray earnestly for them, asking our Lord to enlighten their consciences.

"I ask you, then, to spread the love of good journalism, journalism which is not satisfied with unfounded rumour, with the invention of some overheated imagination which is passed on to the public as ‘People say that . . .’. Report with facts, with results, without judging intentions, upholding the legitimate diversity of opinions in a calm way, without resorting to personal attacks. It is difficult for people really to live together harmoniously when there is no real information. And real information does not fear the truth and does not allow itself to be led away by motives of intrigue, false prestige or economic advantage."

and the article close with...

These words of St. Josemaria in 1967 are still very applicable today to Philippine journalism. The Institute of Communication of UA&P is committed to forming communicators in all sectors of media and advertising who will live up to the values enunciated by the "Saint of Ordinary Life." After all, very much part of our ordinary life today is receiving news through the print, TV and electronic media. We badly need saints among our journalists and other communications providers.


The M+G+R Foundation Comments

After those who know the OD truth stop laughing [or crying, depending on how you deal with the display of "unmitigated gall" (*)] you may wish to review the reast of the article which will give the reader a real handle about the OD level of infiltration and reach. Always keep in mind the OD's home-made, man-serving "Theology" (**).    The cancer is so widespread that only God can remove it with radiotherapy and chemotherapy without destroying humanity.... before they destroy it.

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(*)    Luke 11:42-44; 46; 52 and Luke 12:2-3
(**) That is why OD is so successful amongst the rich and powerful - He justified, and John Paul II certified,  the amassing of material goods and power, regardless of cost, so long, of course, is for the honor and glory of their manufactured god, which is being passed for the Triune God, of which Jesus Christ is the Second Person and Who, as John XXIII and Paul VI, would not even give the time of the day to Escrivá.




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