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PURPOSE (*): The purpose of Points to Ponder About is to stimulate thinking that would draw the disoriented Faithful back to God (**) and away from the hypocritical duplicity  of some religious institutions which are destroying the little faith left on earth .  

 
Points To Ponder: November 2008


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Published on November 26th, 2008

Has anyone wondered.... what Malachi Martin meant when he wrote in The Keys of This Blood: Pope John Paul II Versus Russia and the West for Control of the New World Order, [Touchstone, 1990, p. 692]:

Valeska stood up and closed his folder. "Unless I wish to betray my papal oath, I have to take action. I have to say: This is far enough, low enough. At this point, we fight. Hence" - he looked for a long few moments at the folder, then began again - "hence the Papal Plan."
 
"Here in Rome, there will be six new Congregations, all of them granted an interim existence, each one possessing absolute powers, all of them reporting directly to me. Each one will supervise one area of Church structure that needs drastic and immediate reform: Bishops, Religious Orders, Priests, Ecumenism, Diocesan Organizations, the Mass. Besides being endowed with absolute powers of excommunication, suspension, and interdict, these interim Congregations will have at their disposal three organizations, two already familiar - the Legionnaires of Christ and the Personal Prelature commonly called the Opus Dei - and a third, which has already been established and exists on a worldwide basis but hitherto has remained in total secret."
 
"These Congregations will supersede any existing Roman Congregation - for instance, the present Congregations for Religious and for Bishops will cease to function until further notice."
 
"Now, exhaustive lists have been compiled. Let me just read you the main ones. There are, first of all, five important ones: cardinals, bishops, priests, seminary professors, and theologians. Those whose names appear on these lists have a common fate: They will be automatically retired, stripped of any canonical function, and left free to pursue life as they see fit."

As a clue we shall remind you that :
Martin had started off in the 1960s, it seems, as a liberal.    He moved to the right in the 1970s and early 1980s, and by 1996 was writing a pro-SSPX novel (Windswept House) which alleged that Satanists in the Vatican had dedicated the Church to Satan in June of 1963.


Published on November 21st, 2008 [Presentation of Mary]

If you have forgotten.... how important Mary is and why, maybe it is time for "a refresher" (1).  Many "talk Mary" but precious few do what She recommends and as we told someone recently: "If the Mother of the Savior, the favorite Daughter of the Father and the loyal Spouse of the Holy Spirit tells me to do something, I would have to be insane not to do it."

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(1)  The awesome importance of Mary


Published on November 17th, 2008

Have you ever wondered.... when the terms such as "worse than the Flood of Noah's time" (1) and "greatest upheaval since the time of creation" (2), are used, exactly what do they mean?  Stay tuned, as the saying goes, for we will explain soon what lies beyond Step No. 17.

In the meantime we suggest a prayerful review of three documents - Creation Vs Evolution - Part I and Part II (3) and The Book of Enoch (4)

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(1)  You Are Being Warned For the Last Time and  We Have Been Warned By The Virgin Mary. Are We Going To Listen?
(2)  We MUST NOT Adore Man
(3) 
Creation Vs Evolution - Part I and Part II
(4)  The Book of Enoch


Published on November 13th, 2008

Have you ever wondered.... exactly what is the official position of the Catholic Faith in regards to abortion? Since the human tendency is to follow "the mob" - for or against whatever the issue may be, we thought it prident to reproduce below exactly what the Catechism of the Catholic Church states about it as published (1) by the Vatican Web Site:

2270 Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person - among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.71

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.72

My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth.73

2271 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.

Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, (2) is gravely contrary to the moral law:

You shall not kill the embryo by abortion and shall not cause the newborn to perish.74

God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.75

2272 Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. "A person who procures a completed abortion incurs excommunication latae sententiae,"76 "by the very commission of the offense,"77 and subject to the conditions provided by Canon Law.78 The Church does not thereby intend to restrict the scope of mercy. Rather, she makes clear the gravity of the crime committed, the irreparable harm done to the innocent who is put to death, as well as to the parents and the whole of society.

2273 The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil society and its legislation:

"The inalienable rights of the person must be recognized and respected by civil society and the political authority. These human rights depend neither on single individuals nor on parents; nor do they represent a concession made by society and the state; they belong to human nature and are inherent in the person by virtue of the creative act from which the person took his origin. Among such fundamental rights one should mention in this regard every human being's right to life and physical integrity from the moment of conception until death."79

"The moment a positive law deprives a category of human beings of the protection which civil legislation ought to accord them, the state is denying the equality of all before the law. When the state does not place its power at the service of the rights of each citizen, and in particular of the more vulnerable, the very foundations of a state based on law are undermined.... As a consequence of the respect and protection which must be ensured for the unborn child from the moment of conception, the law must provide appropriate penal sanctions for every deliberate violation of the child's rights."80

2274 Since it must be treated from conception as a person, the embryo must be defended in its integrity, cared for, and healed, as far as possible, like any other human being.

Prenatal diagnosis is morally licit, "if it respects the life and integrity of the embryo and the human fetus and is directed toward its safe guarding or healing as an individual.... It is gravely opposed to the moral law when this is done with the thought of possibly inducing an abortion, depending upon the results: a diagnosis must not be the equivalent of a death sentence."81

2275 "One must hold as licit procedures carried out on the human embryo which respect the life and integrity of the embryo and do not involve disproportionate risks for it, but are directed toward its healing the improvement of its condition of health, or its individual survival."82

"It is immoral to produce human embryos intended for exploitation as disposable biological material."83

"Certain attempts to influence chromosomic or genetic inheritance are not therapeutic but are aimed at producing human beings selected according to sex or other predetermined qualities. Such manipulations are contrary to the personal dignity of the human being and his integrity and identity"84 which are unique and unrepeatable.

We view the gravity of abortion exactly as it is described above. How the Roman Church handles the issue is another matter altogether and in there is were our disagreement lies in this and many, many other issues.

Regarding a politician - An individual who is a true Christian - that is, a member of the Family of Jesus [Matthew 12:50] - who runs for public office must make clear to all of his/her constituents that he/she will not support any - ANY - law that is in any way - abortion friendly.  If his/her constituents - pro life and pro choice alike - elect him/her then they have not been misled. To hide one's position regarding this issue (and many similar Christian related issues) to pander for votes or donations is no different than when Peter denied Jesus three times, with the aggravant of causing scandal.

Now - Have we made ourselves clear to all?

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(1)   http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P7Z.HTM
(2)  "As a means" such as: To save the mother's life.


Published on November 10th, 2008

Have you ever wondered... if  what Jesus clearly stated:

It is impossible that scandals should not come: but woe to him through whom they come.  It were better for him, that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should scandalize one of these little ones. [Luke 17: 1-2]

does not apply to the members of the hierarchy (1) who, by their personnel rotating actions, not only did not stop the sex abuse of children by certain members of the clergy but actually spread the disease far and wide ?

True to the magisterium? Absolutely.... when it does not defy the clearly established Word of God. To wit:
But Peter and the apostles answering, said: We ought to obey God, rather than men. [Acts 5:29]

Mind you, it was not Joe the Plumber saying that - it was the original Peter!
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(1)  For example....


Published on November 7th, 2008 -
[Devotion of First Friday of the Month]

Have you ever wondered... if there is one God, and God is Eternal, and God has spoken through the Prophets - Prophets quoted frequently by Jesus and the Apostles in the New Testament - why would the following not apply today as it did when intilially uttered by Malachi as shown in Chapter 2 of his book?

1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is to you. 2 If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, saith the Lord of hosts: I will send poverty upon you, and will curse your blessings, yea I will curse them, because you have not laid it to heart. 3 Behold, I will cast the shoulder to you, and I will scatter upon your face the dung of your solemnities, and it shall take you away with it. 4 And you shall know that I sent you this commandment, that my covenant might be with Levi (1), saith the Lord of hosts. 5 My covenant was with him of life and peace: and I gave him fear: and he feared me, and he was afraid before my name.

6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace, and in equity, and turned many away from iniquity. 7 For the lips of the priest shall keep knowledge, and they shall seek the law at his mouth: because he is the angel of the Lord of hosts. 8 But you have departed out of the way, and have caused many to stumble at the law: you have made void the covenant of Levi, saith the Lord of hosts. 9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible, and base before all people, as you have not kept my ways, and have accepted persons in the law. 10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why then doth every one of us despise his brother, violating the covenant of our fathers?

Just a question.....

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(1) The Tribe of Levi served particular religious duties for the Israelites and had political responsibilities as well. In return, the landed tribes were expected to give tithe to the Levites.


Published on November 3rd, 2008

Have you ever wondered... how far can a seemingly intelligent human being go to justify fanaticism (1)? Read the following quote from a letter that we just received, then, you will wonder no more.

In the past, we discussed a book by Maggy Whitehouse, titled "The Secret History of Opus Dei." You had said that it was an Opus Dei marketing book, despite its appearance of neutrality, and its inclusion of material critical of Opus Dei.
 
You were right.
 
I read through the book while working on a recent project, and found this "lovely" item about saints and fanaticism:
 
"Saints are not politically correct people. By everyday standards they are fanatics, willing to be martyred for their faith and unswerving in their belief. They are not afraid to be controversial and are almost always willing to suffer. St. Rose of Lima, for example, was so afraid that her beauty might be a temptation to someone, she rubbed her face with pepper till it was red and blistered. Many saints have been known for their fanatical beliefs, including denouncing all non-Catholics as heretics." (p. 35)
 
The context for the above quoted sidebar item was a discussion of Escriva's canonization.

Let us not forget that Jesus Christ - after Whom we should all take - did not run into Gethsemani yelling at the top of His lungs: "Father, here I am - ready, willing and looking forward to take all the abuse that they want to pile upon Me".  Instead this is what happened:

And going a little further, he fell upon his face, praying, and saying: My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from me. Nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. [Matthew 26:39]
and

And he saith: Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee: remove this chalice from me; but not what I will, but what thou wilt. [Mark 14:36]

As the days tick on towards the plunge into the abyss, it is getting harder and harder to remain charitable. The wave of stupidity sweeping the world has reached tsunami proportions.
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(1) About Fanaticism - Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV


Published on November 1st, 2008 -
[All Saints Day - First Saturday of the Month]

Have you ever wondered... how can a Catholic, whose eyes are wide open, help others, whose eyes are still shut, to see the reality about Benedict XVI without pronouncing the "AC" word (1)?

Mr. Lee Penn has provided an even handed document that factually shows,
without even delving into the supernatural world, that "There is something about Benedict XVI" that should be noticed.
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(1) What the "AC" word means


Published on October 30th, 2008

Have you ever wondered... why, even when reality cannot be hidden any more than we can hide the Sun, so many people remain on Denial? (1) (2)

Because acceptance of reality demands action to correct what is obviously wrong. It is a human trait that God will utilize to prevent those who do not belong in His Kingdom from being saved. To wit:

10 And his disciples came and said to him: Why speakest thou to them in parables?

11 Who answered and said to them: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given. 12 For he that hath, to him shall be given, and he shall abound: but he that hath not, from him shall be taken away that also which he hath. 13 Therefore do I speak to them in parables: because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 14 And the prophecy of Isaias is fulfilled in them, who saith: By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand: and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive. 15 For the heart of this people is grown gross, and with their ears they have been dull of hearing, and their eyes they have shut: lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. [Matthew 13]

Yes, the Mercy of God is indeed unfathomable but conditions do apply.
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(1) Denial - What is it?
(2) Denial - Its consequences
(3) Another example of this reality





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(**)  "Because it has been given to you to know 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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