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Published on October 31st, 2011
Have you heard that... scientists now claim that if the students believe that God controls their destiny, trying to be better isn't going to help them actually be better, resulting in less effort? That is: Thoughts of God make us slackers. (1)
Even for those without a personal belief in God, U.S. culture is saturated with religious references and imagery that could impact them, Laurin said. The study's results were independent of the participants' religious beliefs. Even without knowing it, these signs and signals can have a psychological effect.
A Gallup poll in May found that more than nine out of 10 Americans believe in God. These numbers drop for groups of younger Americans, liberals, those living in the Eastern United States, those with postgraduate education and political independents. However, belief in God is nearly universal among Republicans and conservatives and, to a slightly lesser degree, in the South.
The researchers think the lack of effort in the "religious-primed" group could be dictated by a belief that fate is in God's hands. If the students believe that God controls their destiny, trying to be better isn't going to help them actually be better, resulting in less effort. This entire thought process seems to be unconscious, but just the presence of these God-conjuring words or images could alter behavior.
A second study tempted participants with cookies after they had read one of two passages - one about God and the other on a non-religious topic. Participants who read the God passage not only reported a greater willingness to resist temptation, but also were less likely to help themselves to the cookies.
This effect, however, was found only among participants who had previously said they believe an omniscient entity watches over them and notices when they misbehave, though the strength of their devotion to that God didn't come into play in any of the experiments, the researchers found.
miguel de Portugal comments: What Ms. Laurin just did was to clearly identify the reason why Europe was plunged into the Dark Ages.
Originally, the term characterized the bulk of the Middle Ages, or roughly the 6th to 13th centuries, as a period of intellectual darkness between the extinguishing of the "light of Rome" after the end of Late Antiquity, and the rise of the Italian Renaissance in the 14th century. (2)
Do notice that the Dark Ages covers the period right after Christianity became the Imperial Religion (3) as well as the official "Boogey Man" to keep humanity under control.
What the Renaissance did was to counteract the worst parts of the failed Evangelization of post Constantine Christianity and allowed the advancement of civilization. Unfortunately, man could not use such freedom well and we have ended up in a Hi-Tech, chrome plated sewer, with virtual brilliant lights but, in realty, in greater darkness than Europe found itself from the 6th to the 13th centuries.
Unfortunately, the results from Ms. Laurin research will not be used to admit and to correct the wrongs of the past (the failed Evangelization). Instead, they will be used to further demonize religion.
(1) News Article
(2) Dark Ages
(3) Christianity abandons Christ's Fundamental Teachings
....Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia defended his pro-death penalty position during a speech at Duquesne University School of Law. (1)
During the speech, Scalia noted the presence of the protests, and said that he found no contradiction between his Catholic faith and his support of the death penalty. He added,
"If I thought that Catholic doctrine held the death penalty to be immoral, I would resign," he said. "I could not be a part of a system that imposes it."
It is moments like these that I would love to hear the voice of Archbishop Chaput, who is as passionate about the pro-life movement as he is about making his voice heard in government and the public square. Chaput is most famous for denying communion to Catholic politicians who are pro-choice.
A few weeks ago when Chaput was installed in Philadelphia, he proudly reasserted his belief that "cafeteria Catholics" have no place in the Roman Catholic church. "If they don't believe what the church teaches, they're not really Catholic."
If Chaput is to maintain the consistency that he holds so dear, should he not subject Scalia (and, perhaps, the other four Catholic Supreme Court Justices who let Davis' life slip through their hands during a last minute appeal) to the denial of Holy Communion?
miguel de Portugal comments: If it were not part of the function that I must fulfill, I would block all my senses to any and all input that may be related with the Roman Catholic Church (not the Faith but the Church which has become synonymous with Administration). Since I cannot, then I offer my disgust and revulsion as a sacrifice for the consolation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. After all, if I feel the way I do as we witness how every effort that They have made to help us avoid what now is unavoidable, has been trampled upon, how must They feel?
Let us continue to pray and console Them. It is the least we can do.
(1) News Article
Published on October 30th, 2011
In all ages, priests have been held in the highest honor; yet the priests of the New Testament far exceed all others. For the power of consecrating and offering the body and blood of our Lord and of forgiving sins, which has been conferred on them, not only has nothing equal or like to it on earth, but even surpasses human reason and understanding.
And as our Saviour was sent by His Father, and as the Apostles and disciples were sent into the whole world by Christ our Lord, so priests are daily sent with the same powers, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, and the edifying of the body of Christ.
Jesus Christ comments through Matthew 23:
[today's Mass Gospel reading]
 And they love the first places at feasts, and the first chairs in the synagogues,  And salutations in the market place, and to be called by men, Rabbi.  But be not you called Rabbi. For one is your master; and all you are brethren.  And call none your father upon earth; for one is your father, who is in heaven.  Neither be ye called masters; for one is your master, Christ.
 He that is the greatest among you shall be your servant.  And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled: and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Barnabas and Paul comment through Acts 14:14:
miguel de Portugal comments: The above should help the Elect to better understand why we hold the position we do regarding the Catholic Faith and its immense value (2), while consider every Roman Catholic Administrator, priest and religious "guilty" until proven "innocent" (3).
Their disconnect with the Scriptures they pretend to uphold and teach is complete. Even in the year 2005, in a letter (4) from the highest ranking Cardinal in Spain, we were informed that the failure of the Evangelization was the result of the Faithful's resistance and that not of the Evangelizers.
It is not our intent to "keep harping" on this issue for the sake of running down the Church Administration. Our intent is to help one and all to understand why God will allow what He Will (5) upon the Church He founded upon Christ. Remember what He allowed upon the Temple and upon His chosen ones in the year 70 AD? What awaits His Church and the next-to-the-last cut of the Elect, (6) will be far worse. The true Faithful must be ready - spiritually and psychologically - to live through it, thus the reason for which God caused that we exist.
(2) Our Position regarding the Catholic Faith
(3) Our position regarding the Roman Catholic Faith Administration, et al.
(4) The Letter
(5) The Gates of Hell....
(6) The Selection of the Elect
Published on October 29th, 2011
The indulgence is plenary each day from the 1st to the 8th of November; on other days of the year it is partial.
To help the Faithful understand the Purgatory and the situation that those poor forgotten souls, who are awaiting for their purification be completed, find themselves in, we will use a parable.
Imagine that you are in a car accident and that have been seriously wounded. You know that you will not die of the wounds, that your physical needs will be miraculously taken care of and that, through the natural course of events, you will eventually be healed, even though it might take ten years for the body to heal itself. However, if the paramedics would come and take you to a hospital, you would be well in a week or two.
How would you feel if no paramedics are forthcoming and that you just have to rely on being healed through the natural course of events regardless of how long that will take?
Think about it, and you will know how the forgotten souls in purgatory feel.
miguel de Portugal now lives in a small fortified ancient town which was originally founded by the Celts, then conquered by the Romans, etc., etc. Cable internet has not been installed because the moment the workmen start digging to bury the cables, they start finding unmarked graves or just common (mass) graves as the result of the long history of the locality. Since miguel knows how much relief can be provided to the souls of the thousands of bodies buried under every square foot of the town through prayer, it is a joy for him to pray over their long forgotten graves every single day as he walks around the town running the necessary errands.
The poor souls in Purgatory need prayers every day and not just on November 1st and 2nd.
(1) HOPE FOR THE SOULS IN PURGATORY - The Indulgences
Published on October 28th, 2011 [Feast of St. Judas Thadeus]
Thank God for this because "appearances are deceiving". By moving these leaders in the manner He has, in effect, we have greatly shortened the period that humanity will have to live in a financially collapsed world.
Allow us to explain: What caused the Eurozone financial crisis was that there is no central financial entity to manage the single currency - the Euro. Each country (and within some countries like Spain, a number on autonomic communities) have total independence in the way they handle their financial affairs - whether in taxation, deficit spending and setting debt ceilings. They answer to no one, yet, when they are about to collapse financially, as Greece and Portugal, all of the countries of the Eurozone must pitch in to bail them out, otherwise they will collapse dragging the whole Eurozone with it and, by association, the US and other world economies.
This has not been corrected because no European country will surrender their financial sovereignty to a central European government.
In easier to understand terms: Imagine twenty three families living together under one roof, sharing everything except the management of the individual family budgets, but bound to each other by a common means of exchange - shells, or paper notes, or bronze, or gold, or pebbles, etc.
They use those shells, or paper notes, or bronze, or gold, pebbles, etc. to establish commerce with the rest of their village. If just one of those families goes into a spending binge, gets very deep in debt and cannot pay, either the other nine families pick up the tab or the collectors will show up at their (common) door to repossess whatever the ten families own in community under one roof.
After countless meetings, lunches, dinners and night caps - not to mention the ever present daily televised kisses between France's Sarkozy and Germany's Merkel (this is not a joke!) - the Eurozone has not corrected that fundamental problem. What they have just done is: Rob Peter to pay (for) Paul (excesses). The problem is that "Peter" has only so much that can be robbed while Paul continues to spend money as a the proverbial drunken sailor while promising that "tomorrow he will quit".
May God be Praised as we continue to pray, for as we continue to encourage one and all. There is nothing else that humanity can do any more. It is too late now.
Regarding your response to my request posted on October 24th (1):
Wonderful explanation! How can I thank you? I had no idea at all that the Spirit of God enters the celebrant in such a manner at the moment when the wafer becomes the real Presence of Jesus, His Body and Blood.
I wish we had been taught this early on.... so many wasted years with no real understanding of what was taking place.
Thank you for responding, May the Holy Spirit continue to guide you as so many of us want to know the TRUTH !
A. Your kind words Glorify God and we thank you for them.
Now you can fully understand why we have stated:
The Catholic Faith is the one Faith which has the greatest concentration of Divinely Revealed Truths. By no means it has them all since God is the only Plenitude of Truth, but no other Faith has as many Truths in its Spiritual Treasury as the Catholic Faith. Be it the reality of the Seven Sacraments; be it the practice of Indulgences; be it the reality of Purgatory; be it the truth about the Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ, True God and True Man; be it the true Petrine Ministry; etc.
It is a tragedy how such immense Spiritual Treasure has been squandered in the pursuit of material treasures over the last 1,600 years of history at the expense of not fulfilling the Command of He Who established it, Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ.
If such immense Spiritual Treasure had been utilized in the manner it was intended to, the world would not be in the condition it is at the beginning of the 21st Century.
Thus, the problem has never been in the basic dogmatic teachings of the Faith; the problem resided and continues to reside in the controlling administrators of such treasure.
First of all - Share, through word and example, the wonders of the Catholic Faith with everyone who is willing to listen. Even if most have to be satisfied with Spiritual Communion, since we consider most hosts given to the Faithful these days not properly consecrated, the Catholic Faith is the "best equipped vessel to navigate through the End of These Times".
Then, pray that we have all the Spiritual, Psychological and Physical means to continue fulfilling the Will of God until our appointed hour.
(1) FYI&R Posts for Second Half of October
Have you heard that.... Chinese authorities have punished yet another prelate after his refusal to attend one of China's illegal ordination ceremonies? (1)
The bishop Paul Pei Junmin of Liaoning (Shenyang) in north-eastern China, has been "suspended" from his posts of responsibility at the national and provincial levels in the state-recognized Catholic Church community in the mainland, according to UCA News (UCAN).
The Chinese authorities disciplined the 42-year old bishop by suspending him from his position as vice-President of the state-sanctioned Bishops Conference of the Catholic Church in China (BCCCC) in mid-August, according to UCAN. He was elected to that post at the National Congress of Catholic Representatives, held in Beijing, December 2010. The Holy See does not recognize the BCCCC.
The leadership of the People's Republic of China (PRC) are "up to speed" about the Opus Dei activities in all fronts and under all covers; therefore, the proverbial hell will freeze over before the PRC leadership allows them to even put their foot-in-the-door.
Never forget that the Roman Empire did not interfere with Jesus' activities, teachings and preaching when He walked amongst men. Pilate allowed His crucifixion because he was placed against the wall by the Temple Administrators:
These are the same Temple Administrators whom Jesus accused thus:
(1) News Report
Published on October 27th, 2011
[our underscoring throughout]
They will be joined by Rabbis, Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs, a Zoroastrian, a Bahai and representatives of Taoism and Confucianism as well as of other traditional religions from Africa and America.
For the first time, four atheists will also attend the meeting, which is traditionally organised so as not to coincide with the Muslim day of prayer on Friday, the Jewish one on Saturday or the Christian one on Sunday. (1)
....Saudi Arabia has financed the founding of a new international organization in Vienna designed to bring the world's religions together. The organization hopes to prevent conflict through interfaith dialogue
"The thesis is valid that world peace cannot exist without peace between the world's major religions," Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said during the signing ceremony in Vienna.
The King Abdullah Center for Inter religious and Inter cultural Dialogue, initiated and financed largely by Saudi money, is set to have its seat in Vienna. Plans envision an organization with a governing body composed of 12 representatives from the world's five largest religions.
The governing body is set to be staffed by two Muslims (Sunni and Shiite), three Christians (Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox), a Buddhist, a Hindu and a Jew. The organization will also have a consulting body with 100 representatives from the five world religions plus other faiths as well as academics and members of civil society. (2)
miguel de Portugal comments: First of all we must remember that Opus Dei personnel/leadership associates itself with anyone whom they can use to promote their agenda as even Spanish Historian and friend of the Opus Dei reported. (3)
(Note that such "interfaith" movement is ignoring all of Protestant Christendom. As you may recall, the birth of the Protestant Christendom was the result of the rejection, by solid Christians, of the continuing abuses perpetrated by the Roman Catholic Church Administration (RCCA). They, the RCCA, may not remember a word of what Jesus, said but they can certainly hold a grudge.)
But, should there be still be any doubt, let us remind you that Spain and Austria are "Opus Dei countries" and so is Peru.
Gerhard Ludwig Muller is the Bishop of Regensburg. A personal friend of Benedict XVI, in Germany they deem him a defender of Catholic Orthodoxy. In Rome his name is one of the most mentioned as the man who will succeed to Cardinal William Joseph Levada at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the former Holy Office. Only a few know that he is also a pupil of Gustavo Gutierrez, the "father" of Latin-American liberation theology, with whom he has a long and close friendship.
In November 2008, this old relation (with Ratzinger) led to him being awarded a "honoris causa" doctorate at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), the same university that is currently involved in an institutional conundrum as it states it is against the authority of the Lima's Cardinal, Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, and the instructions of the Holy See. A University where the most significant progressive movements of Peru found their origins, including the pro-gay lobby. (4)
miguel de Portugal comments again: How could we blame the Faithful for being confused? As we keep on repeating: Unless the Holy Spirit of God resides in one's soul and serves as a "Spiritual Global Positioner", that soul does not have the proverbial prayer!
(1) News Report
(2) News Report
(3) Opus Dei according to a Spanish Historian
Did you hear that... NASA announced that comet Elenin is gone and should be forgotten?(1)
"Elenin did as new comets passing close by the sun do about two percent of the time: It broke apart," said Don Yeomans of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office in Pasadena, Calif. "Elenin's remnants will also act as other broken-up comets act. They will trail along in a debris cloud that will follow a well-understood path out of the inner solar system. After that, we won't see the scraps of comet Elenin around these parts for almost 12 millennia."
miguel de Portugal comments: We publish this as a matter of curiosity since NASA has firmly established that they know much less than what they claim to know, and the little they claim to know, is subject to suspicion.
(1) NASA Press Release
We are studying the Book of Revelation in Bible Study, as I had mentioned before.
When I read it, I think God is talking about our current generation and the prophesied events which are forthcoming. So, are the False Christ, the Anti-Christ and the Beast that comes up from the abyss in Revelation 11:7, that wages war with the two witnesses - one in the same person?
Also, last evening, their was a Aurora Borealis that could been seen in the US, all the way down to Texas. This was listed as part of the Gamma Ray Burst. Are we closer to this major event than we realize? I am not sure what to say to my "sleeping and in denial" Christian family and friends, or those I know who are not practicing their faith at all. I am praying for them.
Thank you for your hard work.
May God continue to Bless you and keep you.
A. We have published two documents which cover in great detail the first part of your question regarding the Anti Christ, the False Christ and the Beast.
For an all encompassing document covering such matters - Click Here. We believe that, essentially, every imaginable question regarding that matter has been addressed in that document.
In reference you question/comment regarding the Aurora Borealis s "seen in the US, all the way down to Texas".
Yes, we are much closer to the full (not symbolic) manifestation of all that has been listed in the Sequence of Events. Tragically most are in denial and will eventually find themselves in the situation Jesus talks about in the Gospel of today's Mass.
 "Shall seek"... Shall desire to be saved; but for want of taking sufficient pains, and being thoroughly in earnest, shall not attain to it.
 Then you shall begin to say: We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.  And he shall say to you: I know you not, whence you are: depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.  There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.  And there shall come from the east and the west, and the north and the south; and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.  And behold, they are last that shall be first; and they are first that shall be last. [Luke 13]
Have you heard that.... computers in Japan's Parliament have been found to be infected with a virus? (1)
Personal computers used by three members of the lower house, as well as possibly a computer server, were infected by the virus, the top government spokesman, Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura, told reporters. He did not give details, but local media reports said the virus apparently had been used to hack into computers sometime in the past three months. The reports said log-in information and e-mails may have been stolen.
The discovery comes a month after Japanese defense contractors revealed that they had also been targets of cyberattacks, which may have been aimed at classified military data. The contractors have said they did not know of any classified information being stolen.
Still, the reports raised concern in Washington since the contractors, which included Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, produce advanced American-designed weapons systems like the F-15 fighter jet. American security officials have already had doubts about Japan's ability to handle sensitive information since a Japanese Navy officer was arrested in 2007 for leaking classified data on the American Navy's advanced Aegis radar system.
miguel de Portugal comments: The security of it all!
(1) News Report
Published on October 25th, 2011
In a report issued by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the Vatican argued that "politics - which is responsible for the common good" must be given primacy over the economy and finance, and that existing multinational institutions like the International Monetary Fund have not been responding adequately to global economic problems.
The cardinal noted that the document was timed to "make a contribution which might be useful to the deliberations of the G-20 meeting" next week, but was also directed "to the entire world." (2)
"In fact, the crisis has revealed behaviors like selfishness, collective greed and hoarding of goods on a great scale," it said, adding that world economics needed an "ethic of solidarity" among rich and poor nations.
It called for the establishment of "a supranational authority" with worldwide scope and "universal jurisdiction" to guide economic policies and decisions.
Such an authority should start with the United Nations as its reference point but later become independent and be endowed with the power to see to it that developed countries were not allowed to wield "excessive power over the weaker countries."
In fact, one can see an emerging requirement for a body that will carry out the functions of a kind of 'central world bank' that regulates the flow and system of monetary exchanges similar to the national central banks," it said.
"Of course, this transformation will be made at the cost of a gradual, balanced transfer of a part of each nation's powers to a world authority and to regional authorities, but this is necessary at a time when the dynamism of human society and the economy and the progress of technology are transcending borders, which are in fact already very eroded in a globalizes world." (3)
miguel de Portugal comments: Please, do notice - The Vatican is not talking about the financial problems Europe is going through because of having established a common currency without the logical (even to me!) political framework,. The Vatican is talking about the whole world!
Once again we thank the Vatican for making our function easier to discharge. For those who still cannot see, read and understand the proverbial handwriting on the wall, there is nothing else we can do.
(1) Quoting from our FYI&R post of June 25th:
Published on October 24th, 2011
I am looking for any writings you might have on the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist or Jesus' Body not truly present in the Host.
Is the Transubstatiation just in memory of or Is Jesus truly present therein?
I would so appreciate and answer. I did try to search your archives but I must have written the wrong request.
I've found a wealth of knowledge in this website.
A. The main document that you remember is Transubstantiation - The Changing of the Bread and Wine Into the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ : Is It Being Done Properly Today?
In addition, we have just prepared a brief index of Posts where we discuss the Non Consecrated hosts being passed as the Body of Christ: Writings/Posts Regarding Non Consecrated Hosts
Thank you very much for the opportunity to highlight this very important and crucial matter.
From (Mrs.) IW @ US
I believe I read that you don't like videos but I can't resist sharing this with you. It is beautiful.
It is how I try and look at each day.
The best part starts around 4:30 but the man who made the film is at the beginning explaining it at a TED event. It is about Gratitude.
A. Sometimes I am overly amazed at some of our readers who have been with us for years. In your case - over 10 years.
Its is not that we do not like videos nor that we do not appreciate the thoughtfulness of some of our readers - yours included.
IT IS that we do not have enough time in 24 hours per day to fulfill the basic tasks that God has called m de P to fulfill and, on top of that, we have very little help, and even less offers to help.
Is that so hard to understand after repeating it over and over again for years? If it is, please, someone, let us know and advise what is the best way to transmit this message.
Maybe it is just that we are no longer able to communicate clearly enough.
Could it be that we are not making things perfectly clear in a forceful enough way as Our Lord Jesus Christ and John the Baptist did?
Published on October 23rd, 2011
The (Easton) Express-Times reports that Gorbachev said opportunities that existed at the end of the Cold War were "not used properly." (3) He said with the breakup of the Soviet Union, some U.S. leaders (3) and scholars became "arrogant" and advocated for a new American empire, and that contributed to continued poverty, environmental and development problems around the world.
But Gorbachev said he believes that there has been a push for positive change among many Americans in recent years.
"The protests that we are now witnessing everywhere actually are a sign that, in a very difficult situation under different circumstances, the new world order movement (2) is emerging," he said. (4)
miguel de Portugal comments: Read on to fully understand how God will react to the New Tower of Babel - the New World Order.
(1) Meet Mr. M. Gorbachev
(2) How we announced the New World Order was to be established.
(3) Gorbachev blames President Clinton for the delay of the New World Order
(4) News source
From (Mr.) IW @ US
a. In the Sequence of Events Leading to the End of These Times (1), the first step is given as a world war, including a nuclear attack against the US and other Western nations. As I understand it, 9/11 fulfilled this symbolically, but the literal manifestation of this is in the future. As you understand it now, is this nuclear war still the first step of the final chain of events? (From your recent work on the Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) (2) and the Three Days of Darkness (3), I had wondered if the GRB would "replace" the world war in the sequence.)
b. As I recall, you have said that the nuclear war prophecy could be fulfilled by one nuclear explosion - or, it could involve many nuclear attacks. The extent of the war would depend - in part - on the prayers offered now by the faithful in reparation for sins, for the conversion of sinners, and for God's will to be done on earth. Such prayers would mitigate the severity of all parts of the Sequence, including the war. Is this correct?
c. Given the severity of the effects of a full-scale GRB, it seems to me that this could not occur before the manifestation of the False Christ. That would be for these reasons:
- Therefore, enough of a global communications and control system must exist when he appears, so that he can attempt what he came to do.
- The GRB would destroy the global infrastructure, so that the False Christ could only tempt his fellow-residents in a bunker somewhere.
- Therefore, the GRB (or equivalent event) would have to come after the manifestation of the False Christ.
A. The answers to your three questions is the same: Yes.
God has not given us any "Notification of Change" from what He has revealed to miguel de Portugal in the past. As a matter of fact, the Gamma Ray Burst revelation has filled in the areas where we did not have detailed information before.
Thank you for given us the opportunity of addressing these issues.
(1) Sequence of Events Leading to the End of These Times
(2) Gamma Ray Burst
(3) Three Days of Darkness
"They call them 'the expendables,'" he said.
McCraw said his investigators have evidence six Mexican drug gangs -- including the violent Zetas -- have "command and control centers" in Texas actively recruiting children for their operations, attracting them with what appears to be "easy money" for doing simple tasks.
"Cartels would pay kids $50 just for them to move a vehicle from one position to another position, which allows the cartel to keep it under surveillance to see if law enforcement has it under surveillance," he said.
miguel de Portugal comments: This is how low we, as a society, have fallen - so far. Sadly enough, there are still greater depths to which humanity will fall.
(1) News Report
Published on October 21st, 2011
In the fall of 2009, I did part I of a series for SCP on radical ecology and depopulation ideology. I followed this with part II in the spring of 2010.
During the winter of 2009-2010, I spoke to the leaders of 3 pro-life groups, asking if I should send them a copy of my SCP articles on the population control/ecology movement.
I thought they would be interested ... and they said they were. Therefore, I sent part I to Population Research International, Human Life Review, and Human Life International.
None of them acknowledged getting the magazine, or made any other response.
This summer, I discussed with the editor of SCP whether to send these same groups part II of the story. He said I should ... and I did.
Again, no response. This silence from the three conservative "pro life" groups is telling, especially since my articles did not mention Benedict XVI or the cults within the Roman Catholic Church.
A. Thank you for sharing what we consider your pertinent and confirming experiences.
In the late eighties, a weekly night of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Annunciation Church (Houston, TX) was organized to prayerfully fight abortion. It was at a convenient time and place and security was not a problem.
It did not last very long since the "crowd" quickly dropped to less than five - counting Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Nonetheless, the boisterous demonstrations before the abortion clinics continued unabated and the collection of funds (What for? Paid religious Pilgrimages?) via mail continued at a brisk pace.
These people - who use all that is of God and the Blessed Virgin Mary for personal or cult benefits - will received their due, directly from God, and soon.
(1) Index of articles authored by LP
Is the National Security Complex.... "too big to fail"? (1)
American taxpayers are shelling out at least $1.2 trillion a year for the vast military, intelligence, and homeland security combine that operates in their name
... When a country spends 'more on defense than the next 17 top-spending countries combined' and can't win a war, you should know that something's wrong, and that 'too big' and 'fail' do stand in some relation to each other ...
You, the taxpayer, bailed out a host of tottering financial firms ... The only bright spot: those were one-time, two-time, or three-time deals. The [military industrial] Complex is forever (at least as its managers see it)."
Former President D. Eisenhower comments: (The) conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence -- economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
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. (2)
miguel de Portugal comments: Brethren we have been (and continue to be) had, even though we were amply warned. But then again, we have also amply warned (3) the world of far worse dangers and such warnings also fell on deaf ears. As we said: The leadership of humanity and those who follow them blindly deserve what God will allow upon us (3). He was left no other choice..
(1) Full Article
(2) Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961
(3) Warned World
(4) A Gamma Ray Burst and its Follow Up consequences to humanity
Published on October 20th, 2011
No, I have not lost my mind (as many people would hope, since assassination attempts have not worked). Allow us to explain so that you, beloved brethren, can successfully defend Christianity before even the most determined anti-Christian, when the time comes.
Remember - agnostics, atheists and anti-Christians do not buy into the supernatural. They would, with a straight face, claim that the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima was a collective hallucination. Therefore, we cannot use supernatural arguments to defend the Faith; we have to use their own tools: 'ice cold reason and logic'.
This ice cold reason and logic has been before the eyes of humanity for over a millennium, but, because everything has been sugar coated by Rome, the Faithful (who have been suffering from a chronic 'sugar coma') have failed to recognize it.
We can now re-awaken the Elect, who are still asleep due to this 'sugar coma'.
As is often said in the US - "The proof of the pudding is in the eating." (1) That is: if the teachings of Jesus Christ are so marvelous, why do the Western Powers go from decadence to decadence? Why has the "Christian" world been as bloody - or even more so - as the pre Christian world? Even Alexander the Great showed more mercy and Christian ethics than the Super Christian European Rulers - Popes included.
Even a blind man can see what the Oh! so Holy Spain did in the New World (the Americas), not to mention what the Oh! so Holy British did in their own colonies, or what the other European Oh! so Holy "Christian" Powers did in Africa.
In other words - if those are examples of the Teachings of Jesus Christ in action, then, said teachings should be banned from this planet since even the history written by them proves them Guilty as charged!
But we say: Hold your horses! or Not so fast! (depending on what part of the US you are from).
We are going to use very concrete historical facts to prove that, without a shred of a doubt, the teachings of Jesus Christ are not only the perfect formula for human coexistence but also have been, in fact, proven 'in the field'.
Why did Emperor Constantine allegedly convert to Christianity? Oh, yes, the sugar-coated history claims that his conversion took place (according to a Sound of Music-style script) when Constantine saw a cross in the sky and heard (was it in stereo?) "With this sign you will conquer".
Brethren, we hate to disappoint you. This story of Constantine's conversion is just real as the story that there is a Santa Claus who drops off gifts for children on the night of December 24th-25th. It was more like: "With their sign I will conquer".
The real truth is that the teachings of Jesus Christ were not only the perfect formula for human coexistence but also had been, in fact, proven 'in the field'. Against all odds the early Christians, by applying and living the teachings of Jesus Christ, had become such an incredible cohesive and moral force throughout the Roman Empire that the only hope Constantine had to save his Empire was to embrace Christianity as the Imperial Faith.
What better proof that the teachings of Jesus Christ were the perfect formula for human coexistence than winning over a brutal Empire without bloodshed?
As you see, dear ones, the teachings of Jesus Christ have been historically proven as the only and perfect formula for human coexistence. We have already covered what happened afterward (2). In a nutshell: after Christianity aligned itself with the Empire, it morphed into Babylon the Great [Rev. 17:5] - yes, the one "...drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs" - with the nefarious results we listed above.
Let us hang on for dear life (literally!) to the pure teachings of Jesus Christ. His teachings are most comprehensively lived, albeit not exclusively so (3), through the Catholic Faith (4). Christ's teachings are truly the only salvation for humanity, and this has been proven before the Church Administration became "Babylon the Great" 1,600 years ago.
(1) It means that the true value or quality of something can only be judged when it's put to use or tried and tested.
(2) The selling of Christianity
(3) There is Salvation outside the Catholic Faith
(4) The most complete Faith to establish a working relationship with God
Cumbre Vieja: Mega Tsunami alarm on El Hierro - In YouTube [Video no longer available; Sept. 2021] and in Greater detail.
Note that the posts are dated October 13, 2011 - one full week ago. Nonetheless, we are at the moment reporting from Spain, and we can assure you that the situation at El Hierro continues to be very fluid and by no means settled.
We also thought that you should be aware that.... a retired German satellite is hurtling toward the atmosphere, and pieces of it could crash into the Earth as early as Friday. (1)
Parts of the satellite, which is the size of a minivan, will burn up during re-entry but up to 30 fragments weighing a total of 1.87 tons (1.7 metric tons) could crash into the Earth sometime between Friday and Monday, center spokesman Andreas Schuetz told The Associated Press.
"All countries around the globe between 53-degrees north and 53-degrees south could possibly be affected," Schuetz said Wednesday - a vast swath of territory that includes much of the earth outside the poles.
(1) News Report
Published on October 19th, 2011
Hundreds of families who had babies taken from Spanish hospitals are now battling for an official government investigation into the scandal. Several mothers say they were told their first-born children had died during or soon after they gave birth.
In reality, the babies were sold to childless couples whose devout beliefs and financial security meant that they were seen as more appropriate parents.
Official documents were forged so the adoptive parents' names were on the infants' birth certificates.
It began as a system for taking children away from families deemed politically dangerous to the regime of General Franco, which began in 1939. The system continued after the dictator's death in 1975 as the Catholic church continued to retain a powerful influence on public life, particularly in social services.
miguel de Portugal comments: Notice that Franco died in 1975 and that practice continued until the "early nineties"; that is, 15 + years after the end of Franco's regime. It logically follows that Franco was really not the 'motor' of this operation but it was "the Catholic church (which) continued to retain a powerful influence on public life, particularly in social services."
We are beginning to discern a pattern in Spain - a pattern only discernible once one immerses oneself in their culture: many of the 'evils' usually attributed to the Franco regime can be traced back to "the Catholic church (which) continued to retain a powerful influence on public life...".
It should be noted that in Spain, "the Catholic church" is synonymous with Opus Dei. It should also be noted that, although Escriva was close to Franco at the beginning of the Franco regime, Franco eventually distanced himself from Escriva even though he could not shake himself totally free from the Opus Dei operatives who held high positions in his government. This is almost an exact parallel with the behind-the-scenes situation during the Papacy of John Paul II.
As a matter of fact, we have uncovered some very strong indications that the infamous Spanish Blue Division, which went to fight shoulder to shoulder with Hitler's forces, was allowed by Franco ('allowed' not 'promoted') in the hopes of getting these very radical Catholic elements out of Spain. "After all", the rumor has it that Franco thought, "they may get killed and I am finally free from them." It seems that Franco was beginning to fear a coup d'etat by those very radical elements, a coup that would have been masterminded by the Louis Freeh's and Robert P. Hansen's (2) of his time.
No; we are not promoting Franco's beatification. He certainly was not a saint, but we have found out that many of the evils that have been carefully and methodically attributed to Franco did not belong to him.
(1) News Report
(2) About FBI's Robert Hansen and Louis Free
Have you heard that..... two doctors are in court in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on charges they removed organs for transplant from patients who were still alive? (1)
Drs. Pedro Torrecillas and Rui Sacramento are each charged with four homicides in a trial that started Monday. The deaths happened between September and December 1986 in the hospital connected to the University of Taubate, in Sao Paulo state.
Dr. Mariano Fiore Junior is charged as an accomplice. According to court documents, the doctors used fake death certificates to extract kidneys from the victims, who had agreed to donate organs after their death. Torrecillas and Sacramento have both pleaded not guilty.
(1) News Report
Published on October 17th, 2011
In light of what you have just published about a Gamma Ray Burst (1), which could be triggered by two Neutron Stars colliding with each other, consider....
PSR B1509-58 is a pulsar approximately 17,000 light-years away in the constellation of Circinus discovered by the Einstein X-Ray Observatory in 1982. It is approximately 1700 years old and sits in a nebula that spans about 150 light years. NASA described the star as "a rapidly spinning neutron star which is spewing energy out into the space around it to create complex and intriguing structures, including one that resembles a large cosmic hand". (2)
What a mixed metaphor. Very thought provoking.
"The heavens declared his justice: and all people saw his glory." [Psalm 97:6 Douay-Rheims Bible]
(1) Gamma Ray Burst
(2) Astronomical Details
The government reported last month that a record number of Americans is living in poverty.
Meanwhile, Gallup found that just 6 percent of Chinese said there were times in the past 12 months when they lacked enough money for food for themselves or their family, compared to 19 percent of Americans. Just three years ago, those results were almost reversed: 16 percent of Chinese couldn't put food on the table at times, compared to 9 percent of Americans.
miguel de Portugal comments: Although this information will be turned into an anti-Obama "info commercial," it has nothing to do with President Obama (or with anyone who would have been chosen in the last US Presidential election).
We see the same scenario in European countries. Right now the current Administration in Spain is coming to an end just as the Bush Administration ended: with the lowest popularity ratings and being blamed "for everything". Spain's President, Mr. Zapatero, is "very Socialist" and, as you know, Mr. Bush was "very non-Socialist." It does not matter who the figure-head is; his/her party affiliation is also irrelevant. The "Masters" will use anyone whom they can easily manipulate.
(1) News Report
Published on October 16th, 2011
The charge relates to child pornography charges against Father Shawn Ratigan, who is accused of taking lewd photographs of underage girls. The diocese failed to report their suspicion that Ratigan may have abused a child after discovering the pornographic images on his computer in December, 2010. It was not reported to the police until May 11, 2011.
The New York Times reports (2) that, "Stoking much of the anger is the fact that only three years ago, Bishop Finn settled lawsuits with 47 plaintiffs in sexual abuse cases for $10 million and agreed to a long list of preventative measures, among them to immediately report anyone suspected of being a pedophile to law enforcement authorities."
It seems that the Church Administrators missed this part of the Letter of Paul to Titus: 1 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone. [Titus 3]
By the way, let us not forget that Judas Iscariot was an Apostle. Some of the successors of the Apostles act in his spirit. Thus, not all successors of the Apostles are above reproach.
(1) ABC News
(2) New York Times Story
The good news are that.... the trigger to a Super-Volcano has been found. (1)
Luckily, super-volcanoes only devastate the planet ever 100,000 years or so. But why they erupt has had scientists stumped, since they aren't like their puny cousins, the regular volcano, which are triggered by internal precursor eruptions.
But there seems to be no internal precursor to a super-volcano eruption. The trigger comes from above.
"Instead of taking the evidence in these eruptions at face value, most models have simply taken small historic eruptions and tried to scale the process up to super-volcanic proportions," said Shanaka de Silva, an OSU geologist and co-author of the study, in a press release.
"Those of us who actually study these phenomena have known for a long time that these eruptions are not simply scaled-up Mt. Mazamas or Krakataus - "the scaling is non-linear. The evidence is clear," said de Silva.
The researchers believe that super-volcanoes only form under specific, rare conditions.
(1) Discovery News Report
But before you run out to celebrate the good news...
Be aware that..... Astrophysicists spotted pulsed radiation from Crab Nebula that wasn't supposed to be there. (1)
The pulsed gamma rays had energies between 100 and 400 billion electron volts (Gigaelectronvolts, or GeV), far higher than 25 GeV, the highest energy radiation from the nebula previously detected. A 400 GeV photon is 11 orders of magnitude - almost a trillion times - more energetic than a visible light photon.
(1) News Report
And since you now know what a Gamma Ray Burst can do to us (1)....
It is best to.... hold off on the celebration regarding the rarity of a Super-Volcano and continue to pray.
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