From SA @ USA - Published on June 10th, 2008
In reference to your recent mailing whereas the author of the forwarded column
titled The thriving Catholic Church vs. the (slowly) dying 'catholic
defined the "thriving Catholic Church" and the "dying catholic
Your message (1)
really made the light dawn for
Now I understand why I have always felt that I am too liberal for "the
conservatives" -- yet too conservative for "the liberals."
This is true for me in religion, politics, and daily life in general.
I end up feeling very alone, like a square peg looking for a round hole.
Finally, you have helped me to understand why.
(1) The mailing....
May the Peace of God be upon you!
We are forwarding excerpts of the latest gem from Mr. Abbott (2) as a
matter of sharing with you the widespread level of blindness that continues to
permeate amongst Catholicism.
After reviewing his compartmentalization, we must presume then that the well
known position of miguel de Portugal and that of anyone who may share his
alleged "Alternate Reality" belongs neither to the "thriving Catholic
Church" nor the "dying Catholic Church" - we must then be the constituency of
the "Elect Catholic Church".
We thank Mr. Abbott for helping us find "our niche".
For those who are not familiar with the Faith inclinations of Mr. Abbott - he is
a member of an Opus Dei ran parish but of course, he is not a member of the
Many continued Blessings!
Your Family at The M+G+R Foundation
Your communication exemplifies one of the key reasons for
which we exist and is perfectly coherent with the reality only a few can now
understand. Once you belong to the "Elect Catholic Church", to use
a newly coined term, your entire outlook changes because you no longer speak
the same language as the majority - any more than Jesus spoke the same
language of the majority of practicing Jews of his time - the "conservatives"
and the "liberals" alike.
We, of course, experience that feeling all the time which is mercifully tempered
by the positive reaction of the Matthews and Zacheus of today.
Example No. 1 - We wrote a document placing homosexuality in its appropriate
Biblical Perspective (3)
. To counter it, the validity of
the Holy Scriptures would have to be rescinded. That document was the most
powerful tool the homosexual community would ever have to counter "Bible
thumping gay bashers". Did it get far in the homosexual community? Of
course not! Why? Because we said that homosexuality was not the
Example No. 2 - We wrote a document (4)
straight out of the Qur'an (Koran) - that the prophet Mohammed key teachings
were: To Jews - pay attention to Jesus; To Christians - come back to the basic
teachings of Jesus from which you have grievously drifted away.
That document should have been the fundamental work for a rapid harmonizing
between Christians and Muslims - yet, it was ignored. Why? Because we were not
bashing Muslims - and who wants peace, anyway? Peace is not profitable
to those who make money out of the misery in humanity.
Example No. 3 - We wrote a document (5)
indeed, the Bishop of Rome, having been John Paul II the last one
, is the visible head (Cephas) of the Catholic
Church. That office, as the American saying goes, is where "the buck
stops". In any organization someone has to have the final word - and the
Catholic Church is no different. Now, from being the head of the Church to
being the "rock upon which the Church rests" there is an insurmountable chasm
- the same chasm that exists between reality and fiction. Why a document fully
supported by the rock of the Holy Scriptures is not accepted? Because as we
have explained elsewhere - that IS a requirement for the manifestation of the
False Christ (7)
Example No. 4 - We endorse the right of same gender couples to become a civil
unity with all civil rights
inherent to couples of different genders.
However, we do not endorse calling it a "marriage" since "marriage" is a
Biblical institution (8)
and the Biblical union between
two members of the same gender is nowhere to be found in the Holy Scriptures.
As far as many homosexuals are concerned we might as well be against it since
we will not call it a "marriage" and, furthermore, we exclude, for
anthropological laws - established by God when he Created the Universe -
adoption of babies and youngsters by same gender couples.
We can go from example to example for pages.
You and the rest must understand that we all speak the language of the Kingdom
of God - a language that cannot be understood unless you are a citizen of that
"nation" whose location was described by Jesus thus: My kingdom is not of
this world. [John 18:36]
Yes... on a physical plane (we are not
talking romantic) it can be very,
very lonely... but on a spiritual plane it always is "standing room only" when
you consider the crowd of saints and angels that are around you all the time
cheering you on.
Thank you for the opportunity to address these matters in a larger forum than
mailings to our Specially Selected List can reach.
(3) The Biblical
perspective of homosexuality
Only Foundation of the Faith is God
(5) The true Petrine
Who is then
(7) On the
manifestation of the False Christ
(8) The Sacrament
From (Mr.) IW @ USA - Published on June 9th, 2008 [Mary,
Mother of Grace]
In reference to your recent mailing -
Before this upward move on the oil price, the 95 octane gasoline was
selling in many European Union nations at around $8.00 (US dollars) per
gallon. The "Masters of the World" know that Europeans - many of EU citizens
have lower average incomes than folks in the US - have accepted a very high
price for gas in comparison with what was being paid in the US.
They also know that in the US the citizens are more subdued than their EU
counterparts who, at the drop of a hat go on a public and destructive
Therefore - the "Masters of the World" know that they can easily push the oil
price as high as needed to yield an average US price, for 95 octane
gas, of about $8.00 (US dollars) per gallon without causing a major public
uproar in the US.
Therefore - if we were playing with oil futures we would figure out what
oil price will yield 95 octane gas price of about $8.00 (US dollars) per
gallon and bet on it.
If the Powers assume that the US public will accept gas prices of up to $6-8
gallon peacefully, they may be right. But given the current relationship
between US and European gas prices, that would translate into gas at
$10-12/gallon over there.
Europeans are already starting to strike and riot over current prices; I would
think that a 50% increase over current levels would take them to the edge of
revolution. (The only way around this would be for the price in euros to
stay stable and for the price in dollars to soar ... as would occur if the
dollar crashes against the euro.)
In any case, widespread riots, civil wars, and leftist revolutions in Europe
would seem to fit the Schedule quite well.
We need to add a clarifying note.
For a relaxing change of pace we did some "number crunching" to see how oil
price increases have compared to gas price increases in the US and Spain. We
took semi-official average prices on-line and made the appropriate correction
for the drop in dollar in relation to the euro. Using mid 2007 and mid 2008
numbers, this is what it looks like:
While the world oil price rose 106 %, the gasoline price rose in the US by 37 %
while in Spain it rose by 59 %. What we meant - without explaining it - was
that the increase in the US gas price may be steeper in the future than it
will be in Spain, using it as an example, as the "World Masters" play catch up
with the price increase in the US.
Of course, what you say about rioting in Europe as the price continues to rise,
is correct and will be manifested on a regional basis since there is such a
wide range of gas prices and incomes from one country to another
the public image projected of the European Union looks like the US, where each
country functions as a State of a certain Union, the on-the-ground reality
could not be further from that.
We used Spain at $7.23 US/gallon while the European Union average is $8.70
US/gallon; then you have the enormous disparity of average income from one
country to another. For example - the gasoline is Portugal is about 20 %
higher than in Spain while the minimum wage is about one third of that in
Spain. Therefore - as all of that is factored in - a $7.23 US/gallon charge in
Spain may "feel like" $15-20 US/gallon in Portugal.
We have drifted from our
but, as we said at the beginning, we did it as a "relaxing change
For an interesting and very current article on the gas situation in Europe
P.S. Of course interesting things always "happen on the way to the forum", so to
speak. The gasoline price rose in Spain 51 % from 2005 to 2008 while the price
of oil rose 168 % in the exact same period. Remember that we stated
above that between 2007 and 2008 the gas price in Spain rose 59 % while the
oil price rose for that exact period 106 %. When one considers that the
period 2005 - 2008 encompasses 2007 - 2008 and look at those official
numbers.... perhaps is time to have some tea with Alice and the Mad Hatter in
From WS @ USA - Published on June 6th, 2008
In reference to Gorbachev and the New World Order (1)
came across this article written in 2003 (2)
battle lines seem to be drawn with the Dollar against the Euro and US-Great
Britain-Canada-Australia against France-Germany-Russia.
Hegemony is the word but the other players Israel and Shia Islam have yet to
light the fuse.
Interesting article since is the two-dimensional world view
perspective of the situation about which we warned Joaquín
and to the Roman Curia on July 1995
and the subsequent fall out amongst "family members" (4)
published on September 15, 2003.
We have just noticed that said article was published on April 2003.
Thank you for sharing it with all.
Gorbachev and the New
(3) A call to
"cease and desist" demanded by Divine Mercy
"Saviors of the World" Are Having Family Problems
From M McK @ USA - Published on June 1st, 2008
I received this in an email. Is it true about the Hebrew
Why did Jesus fold the linen cloth after His resurrection?
The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was
placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave
Is it really significant? Yes!
In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to
understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded
had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew this
...The folded napkin meant,
"I'm coming back!"
He is Coming Back!
Well, we know that He IS coming back - and soon! However,
we are far from being experts on Hebrew customs, therefore we looked into it
and this is what we found at Truth Or Fiction
From Y DM @ USA - Published on May 30th, 2008 [Feast
Heart of Jesus]
The Message in the Neatly Folded
Napkin in Jesus'
There are a couple of problems with this
eRumor. One is the translation or interpretation of the Bible verse
quoted. The other is the alleged Jewish custom referenced in the
The eRumor is based on whether the cloth was a "napkin" and was "folded" in the
empty tomb of Jesus.
The story is based on the account of Jesus' resurrection in John 20:7.
Here is how that verse is translated in one of the most widely-used versions of
the Bible, the King James
the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but
wrapped together in a place by itself."
We checked seven of the most respected translations of the Bible to see how the
translators handled this verse.
Three of them translated the
cloth as a "napkin" (King James, American Standard, Revised Standard
Version). Others translated it as a "burial cloth" (New International
Version), a "handkerchief" (The New King James Version), or a "face-cloth"
(New American Standard Bible). The Greek word is saudarion,
which comes from a Latin word for "sweat." It connotes, for example, a
towel for wiping sweat. It is used in the Greek for a towel or cloth,
but not specifically a table napkin.
The other key word is "folded." Was the burial cloth or napkin left folded
in the tomb?
Two of the translations used the word "folded" (New International Version, New
King James Version). Others translated the word as "rolled up" (New
American Standard Bible, American Standard Version, Revised Standard Version),
or "wrapped together" (King James Version).
The Greek word is "entulisso," which is from words that may mean to twist or to
The bottom line is that there is not agreement that it was a table napkin and
not agreement that it was neatly folded in any meaningful way. The main
meaning of John 20:7 is to convey that the cloth, which was placed over Jesus
head or face at burial, was separate from the rest of his grave clothes.
We have checked numerous Bible study sources and have found nothing about this
alleged Jewish custom of the folded napkins. We did not find any Bible
scholars who have used this story and illustration about the meaning of the
Additionally we talked with a Jewish rabbi friend of TruthOrFiction.com's who
has been a life-long Orthodox Jew, a Jewish scholar, and lives in Jerusalem,
Israel, and he said he'd never heard of it
The only references to this story that we found are from Internet postings and
emails that seem to have originated in 2007.
My Dear Miguel de Portugal,
In reference to your recent mailing about the Hologram of the Eucharist - After
praying to the Holy Spirit, I decided (by Divine Prompting) to answer you. I
am talking to you like I talk to my beloved brother.
I went to the website & read the entire thing, including the FAQ's. The
author is very clear about how this is a simple thing, similar, but better
than, a hold card. He (or she) is quite emphatic that this little thing does
NOT replace Eucharist Devotion.
I clearly feel that you should reconsider your viewpoint. Why?
First, do you read the entire website? (very short). 2nd., how can you think
that anyone who truly loves the Dear Jesus, & is able to go to Eucharist
Adoration, would cease to do so because they have a dime sized sticker in
I know how powerful holograms are. Several years ago I went to Elyria, Ohio
& The dear Blessed Mother apparently entertains her children with one at
midnight. Everyone was impressed but me. I had NO spiritual feelings
whatsoever, in fact I had very negative feelings. I felt the same way when I
went to hear Evan ( of Medj.) speak, although I didn't feel that way when I
went to Medjugorge in 1988 & again in 1999.
I'm not sure where, but somewhere in Scripture, it says that those who wish or
allow themselves to be deceived will be.
So, after that in Ohio, it is a short hop to Jesus in the Sky, Mahdi, Budda or
anyone else "they" decide to make appear.
Love to you & yours, Fiat
We thank you for writing and expressing your views.
We stand corrected on the issue
that the hologram of the Eucharist is
as a replacement for the Real Presence.
Perhaps we focused more on the background the Site promoting
it than in the explanations given in the FAQ.
If what we want is to have a realistic image of Jesus in a very convenient,
realistic and inconspicuous format, we would agree that a hologram of a
beautiful image (2)
of Jesus would be quite
The spiritual eyes cannot see Jesus in a hologram of a consecrated host while
the physical eyes can see an inspiring image of Jesus with its positive
Our general recommendation remains in place with the specific retraction
the Site electricdisk.com
(2) An Inspiring Image