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Faithful back to God (**)
and away from the hypocritical duplicity of some religious
institutions which are destroying the little faith left on earth .
Ponder: January 2009
Published on January 26th, 2009
Do you still wonder... why so many people
make fun at Catholicism?
Besides the fact that many - erroneously and incoherent with the basic
tenets of the Faith - practice text-book idolatry (1), we also have to contend
with the never ending Circus of the Vatican.
Now we have Benedict XVI revoking the excommunication of the SSPX which
was ruled by Pope John Paul II. What happened to their claim of 100 %
Lifting an excommunication of a penitent because the penitent abjured
his/her errors and/or admitted sins, is one thing, but lifting a ruling
of excommunication without
the entity/individual that was excommunicated changing their stance
"flies into the face" of their already ridiculous claim of 100 %
Infallibility claim. The 100 % claim is excepted, of course, if the one
claiming to occupy the Chair of Peter writes a book; in which case,
those erstwhile infallible pronouncements now become mere opinions.
Of course - spiritually speaking - excommunication is a moot point; no
one can separate a willing soul from Jesus Christ. Yes, one can be
separated from an institution - religious or business or social - but
the power to block the salvation of a soul (3) is not on anyone's hand
but the soul itself.
It is important that the Faithful is well informed about his/her Faith
so that, when attacked or made fun of, one can gently and intelligently explain to the
critic how it really is.
(1) Just as one example
- and in Rome!
(2) About Infallibility and
when is appropriate to invoke it.
possible without "a membership card" to the Roman Catholic Church.
Published on January 22nd,
ever wonder... why Jesus answered the following question: (1)
do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast; but thy disciples
do not fast?
in this manner:
the children of the marriage fast, as long as the bridegroom is
with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot
fast. But the days will come
when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them; and then they shall
fast in those days.
...considering that John was still alive; i.e. John had not been
taken away from
Meditate upon it. We will respond to it at a later time.
(1) Mark 2: 18-20
Published on January
ever wonder... why people choose to deny the undeniable?
"Knowledge" is not only "Power" but it is also "Responsibility" . Unfortunately for many,
"looking the other way" or "hoping that it goes away" will not, we
repeat, will not be acceptable
by God as a reason for inaction and/or disobedience to the entreats of
God, through the Virgin Mary, to come back to the Gospel. (2)
Do you wonder.... why God insists
that those who speak on His behalf do not have a "known face"?
Do also you wonder.... why we
keep making reference to "the face"
issue; that is, Why people, in general, need a "know face" to believe
Of course, the simple and only
answer is because only those whose ears are attuned to God will
recognize the words and "face recognition" will not play any part at
God has decided to place in our hands - and in yours through this page
- how the psychological mechanism works.
You will now understand why miguel de Portugal - at the express command
of God and without knowing how
the psychological mechanism works - has made an issue of being "not a
It is called the Halo Effect - Learn
January 9th, 2009
Do you wonder.... what it really means when someone claims to be the greatest sinner or the least important human being?
They are just telling you - without realizing it themselves - that
real problem could possibly be arrogance.
An example of appropriate
self judgment and true humility: I indeed baptize you
with water; but there shall come one mightier that I, the latchet of
whose shoes I am not worthy to loose: [Luke 3:16]
An example of judgment rightly
reserved for God: Amen I say to you, there hath not risen
them that are born of women a greater
than John the Baptist: yet he
that is the lesser in
the kingdom of heaven is
greater than he.
January 5th, 2009
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January 1st, 2009 [Mary, Mother of God]
Do you still wonder.... why Mary is so important?
Although we have covered that issue at length (1), it can be summarized in
a simple sentence: At Her request,
God will cause to happen some things that He may have not intended on
doing. To wit:
3 And the wine failing, the mother of Jesus
saith to him: They have no wine. 4 And Jesus saith to her: Woman, what is
that to me and to thee? my hour is not yet come. 5
His mother saith to the waiters:
Whatsoever he shall say to you, do ye.... 7
Jesus saith to them: Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled
them up to the brim. 8 And Jesus saith to them: Draw out now,
and carry to the chief steward of the feast. And they carried it. 9 And when the chief
steward had tasted
the water made wine, and knew not whence it was, but the waiters knew
who had drawn the water; .... [John 2]
Granted - "everyone" knows the above reading,
but, does "everyone"
really understands its real meaning? Again we repeat: At Her request, God
will cause to happen some things that He may have not intended on
He will do nothing against His Will nor She would ask Him to do
so. Therefore, in Mary we have the most powerful intercessor before God.
(1) The Importance of
Do you still wonder.... what will happen after
Step No. 17?
Wonder no more. You may read about it im the December 30th posting in
the Private Forum.
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it has been given to you
the mysteries of the kingdom of
heaven, but to them it has not been given."..... Therefore I speak to
them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do
not hear, nor do they understand.... Lest they should see with their
eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their
hearts and be converted so that I should heal them." [Matthew 13:11, 13, 15]
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