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Letters/Questions - Addressed on  May 2008


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The purpose of this Private Forum is to share with members of our Mailing List  the response to and/or comment of correspondence that we may receive from time to time and which is of Universal interest in these very unsettling times. Each List Member, may, at his/her discretion, share this page with others.

We reserve the right to choose what questions to address and how to transcribe the question and/or statement from the correspondence received. The identity of the correspondent will be kept confidential except in the case of abusive correspondence which will then be referred to the appropriate responsible entities.


From Y DM @ USA - Published on May 30th, 2008 [Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus]
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 their wallet?!!!

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
Y DM

A.
We thank you for writing and expressing your views.

We stand corrected on the issue that the hologram of the Eucharist is not intended as a replacement for the Real Presence.

Perhaps we focused more on the background the Site promoting (1) 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 commendable.

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 spiritual consequences.

Our  general recommendation remains in place with the specific retraction made above.

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(1) About the Site electricdisk.com
(2) An Inspiring Image of Jesus



From DL @ USA - Published on May 28th, 2008

On the article  "Manifestation of the Anti Christ" (1)  you state:  "4. After Benedict XV ,  there have been six real Popes  - Pius XI, Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II - then Ratzinger."

John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I and John Paul II are in your line up. Are these real Popes????

John XXIII was a high ranking Mason. Paul VI was a non believing Jew who sold the tiara and completely changed the Holy Mass.  Then John Paul II with all his shenanigans.
 
You need to check this.

Thnak you

DL

A. This poor man kept sending the same e-mail with a falsified "Subject" because he thought we were going to ignore his letter.  Finally we had to block him out from our system.... even though we intended to address his letter when the time came.

This is a topic that God wanted us to address head-on for some time and little did Mr. DL know that he was unwittingly serving God by pestering us to do so.

First of all - the accusations leveled against those Popes have been around not as long as the fable that Emperor Constantine gave the Roman Empire to the Roman Catholic Church
(2) ; however, they are valid as said fable. [You seem to have forgotten to also accuse H.H. Paul VI of homosexuality too; that is part of the "discrediting package" loved by traditionalists.]

As we have explained elsewhere (3):

If we stand back and take a good look at the events of the Roman Catholic Church and the world since H.H. John XXIII ascended to the Throne of Peter, one can almost guess with great certainty the contents of the third part of the Secret.

+++ H.H. John XXIII and H.H. Paul VI tried to prepare the Church for what they knew was to come by means of the Vatican Council II.

+++ H.H. Paul VI declared that the smoke of satan had entered in the Church (4) and quickly abrogated the canon requiring official approval for the publication of documents relating to Marian Apparitions which were not yet approved by the Church. By doing so, he opened the doors for Heaven to speak freely and undisturbed to the faithful in spite of the fact that the enemies of God were already well entrenched within the Hierarchy. (The faithful one day will come to fully appreciate the importance of that act by H.H. Paul VI.)

+++ H.H. John Paul II, symbolically wrapping up the work of John XXIII and Paul VI once Heaven called his attention to Fatima on May 13, 1981 when he was shot in St. Peter's Square and then, he does not stop traveling the world, personally Evangelizing it. He knows how serious the situation is, how little time is left and that most of the clergy continues to occupy itself with worldly matters while neglecting the flock.
If one studies all Encyclicals published by H.H. John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II (through the 10th) and try to visualize what the Roman Pontiffs were attempting to remedy with most of them, one would then come to know the third part of the Secret of Fátima.

Why was the third part of the Secret not revealed to the world when it reached the hands of H.H. John XXIII? For the same reason we would not have done it either - it was too late! It is not the fault of H.H. John XXXIII that the Church machinery delayed such information from the Roman Pontiff for almost eighteen years!

By the time the third part of the Secret reached Rome, it was too late for the local Churches to move the faithful fast enough into prayer and reparation mode to soften the blows that the humanity is feeling already.

Keeping in mind  that we respect individual preferences, that we certainly recognize how older Catholics may miss the Mass they attended for decades and that in too many cases the Novus Ordo Mass has been turned into a blasphemous event - know that our comments are directed to those who continue to perpetuate the lies about the last four Popes and who blame the Vatican II Council for all the evil in the world.  We then shall proceed....

Traditionalists claim that the Roman Church fell into disarray because of Vatican II, without realizing that Our Lord Jesus Christ had already declared to Francis of Assisi in the 12th Century that the Church needed repair - barely 600 years after it was sold to Constantine (5).

With misty eyes they talk about the good old days.... Have they forgotten about the Good Old Days of the Roman Catholic Church?
(6) That "Good Old Church" was the Church that delivered the world (7) into the greatest human holocaust since Creation - World War II.

With misty eyes they talk about the Tridentine Mass as The Most Beautiful Thing This Side of Heaven - using that as a means of ridiculing the Novus Ordo Mass established by Vatican II, a move originally intended so that the people of God could truly participate in the Sacrifice of the Mass and not just sit around and watch an "Altar Performance" about which they knew little because of the endemic failed Evangelization.

Don't they know that the Tridentine Mass is just a 16th Century major downgrade of the Grand and Glorious Byzantine Divine Liturgy
(8) dating  from the 4th century?

They claim that the Vatican II triggered an exodus of priests and religious out of the Church.... and on that, they are right. They overlook, however, the reason.

They obviously left the Church because they were part of it not as a response to a call from God 
to serve; they were there because they wanted to live off the "gravy train" the Church had become, a "gravy train" that got derailed, thanks be to God!, with Vatican II.  If those who abandoned the Church had been there as a response to a call of God, and if Vatican II was so bad.... they would have stayed and done whatever it was necessary to save the Church.

Ladies an Gentlemen - Enough (9) of this whining for your version of the "Good Old Days".  The only "Good Old Days" were those when a glorious church, did not have spot or wrinkle, or any; such thing; but was holy, and without blemish (paraphrasing  Ephesians 5:27); those days existed before it started to transform itself into the great harlot of Revelations 17 and 19.

Thanks be to God - He WILL step in and return the Church He founded to those Glorious and Pure days since those who have usurped His place - claiming to be Christ on Earth - have proven, without a doubt, of not being capable of doing so. If they had only learned from Don Juan Bosco
(10) , the last living example that God gave them to see if they would finally understand how God untended them to act, this would certainly be a very different world today.
 

NOTES_______________________

(1)    
The AntiChrist
(2)    
The fabricated Last Will and Testament of Emperor Constantine
(3)     About the third part of the Secret of Fatima
(4)
     This is the "smoke" H.H. Paul VI spoke about
(5)    
The Body of Christ for sale to the highest bidder - Constantine
(6)     A return to the Good Old Days? - You must be insane!
(7)     The expanded Chronology of  the Events from Fatima to World War II
(8)     Byzantine Divine Liturgy - the Liturgy miguel de Portugal attends when he is in Houston, Texas
(9)     Enough!
(10)  The trajectory of St. John Bosco


From DL @ USA - Published on May 22nd, 2008 [Solemnity of Corpus Christi]


God Bless you!

I have a question I wonder if you can answer.

When we experience the Warning and see our souls as God sees them, will all the things we have gone to confession and received absolution for be a part of that?

Of course, all the things that we have done to offend God have caused Him such great pain, but, I thought than when He has forgiven us, it is over if we sin no more.

So, would we see all things or only what we haven't expressed at confession yet?

Bless you, Just what we need

DL

A.
Superb questions! and we certainly thank you for the opportunity to address these issues.

First - Let us address the Warning (1).

The purpose of the Warning can be summarized as: An opportunity given by God to correct our path as we see ourselves as we really are.

Now, let us explain its mechanism and purpose [matters dealing with confession will be addressed in the second part of our response].

If we are in denial about some part of our being/character/behavior or, as someone recently realized, on double denial, we certainly would not have resolved that pending issue in the Sacrament of  Reconciliation
(2) since one will not confess what one does not accept/acknowledge as a "wrong" or "problem". The only hope is for God to show us in a manner that denial no longer will mask it.

If we are aware of some shortcoming - that is, not on denial - yet, we have not fully understood its impact on others, God will show that so that we may then make a greater effort in taking the necessary corrective action.

Examples: When miguel had a Personal Warning
(3), he became very painfully aware of  how his sins had caused pain to Jesus for, when he was seeing Him - full size and in such state that would have made Mel Gibson's Passion scenes look tame -  miguel knew that he had inflicted that pain on Him because of his sins. Well, if miguel was already in a State of Grace, why such horrific experience?  That brings us to the second example.

While miguel lived in Fatima he engaged in very little writing; however, except for the time utilized for the very basic human functions, it was Prayer, Reparation and Adoration - 24/7.  It was during this period that he realized that a past sin, which he knew had been forgiven and paid for, kept drifting by his consciousness periodically. One day he asked God why such reminder kept drifting by. He had not finished asking when the answer was given: (paraphrasing) "Since you are still apt to fall in the same way, this will serve you as a reminder in order to help you not fall again in such manner."  Who would have thought of that perfect system of prevention except God Who IS Perfect Wisdom and Mercy?

Therefore, combining the above examples one can see that: (a) Knowing how much sorrow we can cause our Beloved God through our sins; and (b) How prone we may be to fall this or that way.... the chances of falling - in any way - are greatly reduced.  That is why we often say that the best remedy against sin is to ask God to give us more love for Him: "Make me love You more and more!"  The more we truly love God, the more we love our brothers and sisters [1st and 2nd Commandments] with the logical consequence of not doing anything that may hurt either.

miguel must admit that early in his journey God gave him a big hand in keeping him "on the right track". The procedure was as follows: (a) miguel was going to do this or that; (b) he rationalized it so that it would be classified as stemming from the purest of  intentions; then (c) God stepped in.... and miguel would see (as if it were in a movie but it was totally internal) a double feature playing simultaneously - side by side: One: What he was convincing himself of - the self lie; Two: The real reasons - the truth.

Result: A chuckle and mumbling something like "You caught me red handed!" and, of course, joyfully changing course because it is indeed a joy to have God protect us from ourselves.

Incidentally - when miguel were to do something with the purest of intentions, at times, satan would come by and lead him to believe that he was lying to himself again because he really had ulterior motives.... at which time God would step in and -without a shred of a doubt - confirmed the purity of  intentions thus  sending satan back to where he came from.

We all must keep in mind: God is above all and no one can ensnare Him nor anyone who, in utmost sincerity, is trying to serve Him by doing what is truly right.

Remember only God is good - man is not. i.e.
And behold one came and said to him: Good master, what good shall I do that I may have life everlasting? Who said to him: Why asketh thou me concerning good? One is good, God. But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. [Matthew 19: 16 -17]

Man is only good when God is within him: 
If any one love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and will make our abode with him. [John 14:23]

Second - Let us briefly review what takes place in the Sacrament of Reconciliation
(2).

Conducted in the proper manner - with a contrite heart and desirous not to do it again  - Divine Forgiveness is secured; however, "Forgiveness" is not "Free of Charge".

Every transgression must be paid in the same "coin", however, the "cost" may be reduced with what we call, for ease of understanding by all,  "Discount Coupons" of Divine Mercy.  Those "Coupons" depend on many factors but one of the key factors is how Merciful we have been with others.  That is the clear message given in the parable of the King and the two servants. [Matthew 18: 23-35]

If additional clarification is needed by you or anyone else, do not hesitate to ask; this is a very important part of the Plan of Redemption.

NOTES_______________________

(1)   
The Warning
(2)   
About the Sacrament of Reconciliation
(3)    A Personal Warning
(4)   
Matthew 18:23-35


From LP @ USA - Published on May 20th, 2008


Just what we need ... a new "Church-approved" apparition.
 
There is a flurry of publicity now over Church recognition of an apparition of Mary to a shepherdess in the French Alps in the 1600s.
 
Following are the key parts of the news report: (1)

New French shrine 'could rival Lourdes'

The Roman Catholic Church has officially recognised a shrine in the French Alps where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a young shepherdess - the first such recognition in France for almost 150 years.


About 6,000 Catholics, including more than 20 bishops and cardinals, attended a solemn Mass at the sanctuary of Benôite Rencurel – who was 16 when she first reported seeing the Virgin Mary in 1664.

The shepherdess was described by one observer as the French champion of apparitions, because she saw the Virgin Mary around 2,500 times over 54 years – averaging once a week.

Hordes of pilgrims already go to the site in the hope of salvation or a cure.

Church authorities in the southeastern town of Gap had long struggled to convince the Vatican to beatify the shepherdess – a request it refused as recently as 2003.

Jean-Michel di Falco Leandri, the Bishop of Gap, told the gathering: "I recognise the supernatural origin of the apparitions and facts experienced and recounted by Benôite Rencurel, between 1664 and 1718.

"I encourage the faithful to come and pray and to seek spiritual renewal in this sanctuary," he said.

The bishop denied that the official recognition was a marketing ploy on behalf of the Catholic Church.

I had never heard of this site or its apparition; never read anything about this site in books or on the Net ... until now.
 
Maybe I am getting too cynical ... but it seems that the predictable next step is for the authorities to "discover" a long-lost diary from this visionary, in which she says that the greatest pope of the age will be named Benedict and will come from Germany.


A. More than cynical you may be getting to be quite prophetic.

In the face of Marian Apparitions and how the Temple Masters have dealt with them, it is ludicrous for them to pull one from the 17th century to approve when we have the ones of San Sebastian de Garabandal (which were so obviously from God that an atheist with a scientific mind, upon studying them would be converted) which have confirmed themselves by exactly predicting the Vatican's modus operandi - and the ensuing results. Just as the ones from Rosa Mystica - actually officially disapproved by the Temple Masters - and the approved ones of La Salette (which are now undergoing "plastic surgery" to remove the prophecies about the Temple Masters).  To wit:

Garabandal: (2)

As my message of October 18 has not be complied with and has not been made known to the world, I am advising you that this is the last one. Before, the cup was filling up. Now it is flowing over. Many cardinals, many bishops and many priests are on the road to perdition and are taking many souls with them. Less and less importance is being given to the Eucharist. You should turn the wrath of God away from yourselves by your efforts. etc.

Rosa Mystica: (3)

In the Spring of 1947, whilst praying in the chapel of the local hospital in Montichiari, nurse Pierina Gilli had an unforgettable experience. Mary, the Mother of God, appeared to her in a wonderful vision and magnificent light, as the exalted Lady, dressed in mauve, very sad and with tears in Her eyes. Pierina noticed that Her heart was pierced by three swords; The first sword means: the unworthy celebration of Holy Mass and Communion unworthly received; the meaning of the second sword is: being unfaithful to, and giving up, the vocation as a priest or a religious; and the third sword means: betrayal of the Faith. Our Lady asked for Prayer, Sacrifice, and Penance. These were Her only words.

Second Apparition on 13th July, 1947

Pierina had not yet recognized the Mother of God, and she asked the apparition therefore: Please tell me, who are you?. In reply to this question She smiled and said: I am the Mother of Jesus and the Mother of all of you. Our Lord sends me to bring a new Marian Devotion to all religious orders and institutes, male and female, and to the priests of this world. I promise to protect those religious orders and institutes who will venerate me in this special way, increase their vocations, and achieve a greater striving for saintliness among the servants of God.

The most evident miracle will be this: Those who have given their souls to God - the religious who, for a long time now, have become indifferent thus betraying their vocation and as a result of their offenses have brought about the punishments and persecutions which are raging against the Church at the present time - will stop to offend Our Lord. They will again lead a life according to the original spirit of their saintly founders.

La Salette: (4)

"The priests, ministers of my Son, the priests, by their wicked lives, by their irreverence and their impiety in the celebration of the holy mysteries, by their love of money, their love of honors and pleasures, the priests have become cesspools of impurity. Yes, the priests are asking for vengeance, and vengeance is hanging over their heads. Woe to the priests and to those dedicated to God who by their unfaithfulness and their wicked lives are crucifying my son again! The sins of those dedicated to God cry out towards Heaven and call for vengeance, and now vengeance is at their door, for there is no one left to beg mercy and forgiveness for the people.

Of course, those who trample upon these Heavenly Pearls [Matthew 7:6] are so blind that they do not realize that all of what She announced  has already happened or is well underway.

We have just received external confirmation of this evaluation of the "new and improved" apparitions. In the latest newsletter from  the Children of Medjugorje  - an apparition which, as we have already said, was of God and then not - we read the following glowing report: (5)

The Marian Shrine of Notre Dame du Laus in France is now recognized by the Church!  On May 4th, Mgr. Jean-Michel di Falco, Bishop of Gap (Hautes-Alpes), has officially recognized the supernatural nature of Our Lady’s apparitions to Benoîte Rencurel, at “Le Laus”, in the presence of the Nuncio and about 30 Bishops and Cardinals from around the world.  This event is of great importance for France and for the world!  The last apparitions officially recognized in France took place in Lourdes, 146 years ago.  Everything happens in God’s time!  One aspect reminds us in some ways of Medjugorje:  Benoîte saw Our Lady every day for more than 50 years, from 1664 to 1718, the year of her death.  Her cause is being processed for Beatification in Rome.  “Le Laus” is well known for its many physical healings.  In fact, Our Lady asked Benoîte that the sick be anointed with the oil of the lamp from the apparition site.  For more information on this new Marian shrine see footnote. (6)

Regarding the Bishop's denial that said recognition was a marketing ploy on behalf of the Roman Church, we have this to say:

Acknowledging the rare exceptions - any statement from any member of the Roman Catholic Church Hierarchy is considered a lie until proven otherwise.  They have worked hard for 1600 years to "earn such honor". The time for them to continue to deceive the Elect has come to an end. They committed their last genocide when they ignored (7) the crystal clear instructions (8) through Fatima and keep lying about it. (9)

The difference between this time and the last is that God will take care how the new "priests of Baal" will be disposed of - not Elijah
[1 Kings 18:40].

We will, however, advance a preview: They will envy how the priests of Baal of the first Elijah time fared - fulfilling what Mary said in Akita in 1973: (10)

 "....if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity...  Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful.  The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead..."...


NOTES_______________________

(1)    
News Report
(2)     Garabandal
(3)     Rosa Mystica
(4)     La Salette
(5)     Source
(6)    
More information on new Marian Shrine
(7)     Fatima - Ignored!
(8)    
The Chronicles of Fatima
(9)     The Falsification of the Third Part of the Secret
(10)   Akita



From KH @ USA - Published on May 18th, 2008 [Trinity Sunday]

Dear Miguel, 
 
I know many of the claims associated with the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe are documented, but a couple of them were new to me.  You have talked about the use of Marian messages/apparitions to manipulate the faithful.

Do you have any insights about misuse/manipulation of the Guadalupe image?  It's claimed (in this presentation) that the Virgin of Guadalupe represents the sign of the Woman of Revelation, but what I was thinking about is the adoption of the Virgin as Patroness of the pro-life movement and the claim (also in slide show) of the fetal heartbeats heard while examining the image.

When I did a search on the internet, I found a testimony of a doctor who said to have heard this while examining the pilgrim image, not the actual image.

The original story passed along from the Indians is so charming on its own -- I can understand why that movement would like to claim the Blessed Mother's advocacy through that image -- and Mary surely has a greater concern for the unborn than all of humanity.  But then... God has told us, through your writings, to use the prayerful means, rather than the activism means to oppose abortion and euthanasia.
 
Thank you for sharing that which God Wills to reveal.
 
Yours,


KH

A.
As you well know, we are one month and two days late in responding to your very valid questions.... but, as usual, God had a plan.

We "happened" to come across the latest documentary on the image of Guadalupe and it seems that as time goes by there are as many disagreements as there are agreements over its source and "trials and tribulation" of the image as it traveled ca. 500 years in time.

The one thing we know for a fact is that the basic story of how it came to appear is true.  Mary had to do something to assist in the "Evangelization"
(1) of the natives by the "Catholic" Conquistadores.  It seemed that slaughtering the natives was just not working very well... (2)

Thus, the only other apparition of Mary to prevent the carnage of Her children was in Fatima and we all know how that failed 
(3) - even with the miracle of the sun and associated miracles. (4)

Outside of that fact, we place very little claim on the multitude of pious stories woven around that most Holy Image of Our Mother.  Tragically, the Roman Catholic Church has lied so much over the centuries - to "kindle the faith", they claim - that unless God confirms to me directly a miraculous event I consider it another Vatican lie "a la Constantine"
(5).

Yes, the moon which was added, has been made to represent Her manifestation in Revelations as well as Her alleged crushing the "infidels" of Islam. As we have amply shown
(6) - if only 10 % of the "Christians" believed what Mohammed relayed to humanity about Jesus and Mary the Evangelization would not have failed. As you can read in the referred to study-documents, God, through Mohammed, informed the world that Mary was the Immaculate Conception. It took "the wise men of Rome" [Pius IX : 1846-1878 A.D.] to accept and proclaim as a dogma that Mary was conceived in an Immaculate state just about 1,300 years!

You state:
"God has told us, through your writings,  (7) to use the prayerful means, rather than the activism means to oppose abortion and euthanasia." and that is now more important than when we first announce it and as we reach the edge of the abyss is even more important.  There is nothing - NOTHING - man can do now to soften the blows that will pummel humanity soon, than prayer and acts of reparation.

Allow us to use just one example as to how "man's activism" is worthless now. The popularity of President Bush has been at rock bottom for years. In last election that was manifested by handing the Congress over to the Democratic Party. Did that - in any way - stop the Bush Administration to continue to drive the US to the edge of the abyss? No!

Another one - this one in reverse. Clinton was clearly set up to fall for Monica's questionable charms. He took the bait, the hook and the sinker but... were the Republicans able to remove him from office - even after an impeachment? Did you see "x" leading a movement to keep Clinton in office and delay the implementation of the New World Order by ten years? 
(8)  Of course not because "x" used the methods of God, not man.

May we remind you how man has miserable failed in all enterprises which did not include God (the real God, not the god of the Inquisition) and His Holy methods in the last 6,000 years. The epitome of stupidity is that they have yet to catch on that their godless methods 
(6) only produce rotten fruit.  Thanks be to God that the Heavenly Pruning time has arrived! (9)

NOTES_______________________

(1) 
A failed Evangelization - Why?
(2)  God and Mammon are NOT to be be mixed
(3)  The Slaughter of World War II
(4)  The Chronicles of Fatima
(5)  The Bogus Last Will and Testament of Emperor Constantine
(6) 
The True Foundation of Faith is God
(7)  Enough of Demonstrations - Drop to your knees and Pray!
(8)  A gift of God - ten years less of intense suffering
(9)  The Pruning Steps



From (Mr.) BM @ UK -
Published on May 14th, 2008

Note: We are publishing the private exchange with BM as it developed. As this exchange comes to a conclusion we felt that the Faithful at large could benefit from it, thus it was decided to publish the entire exchange - unedited.

BM: Saw your email on a Christian site that talked against homosexuality, so just wondered if you knew where there was anything against same sex romantic love as I can't find anything on this in my bible.

Private Response: We have no idea what e-mail you are talking about nor what Christian site you are referring to.

Our position on the homosexual issue has been clearly expressed in http://www.mgrfoundation.org/homo.html for quite some time.

The Vatican tried to neutralize it with a series of one page articles in the L'Osservatore Romano - and they could not since to do so they would have to throw away the Bible.  They did soften up their homophobic rhetoric, however.

If we are being represented by anyone as homophobes - please, by all means let us know!

Thank you for contacting us!

BM: Its not that I was suggesting anything homophobic, but to see as many Christians like to say, that same sex romantic love is condemned in the Bible....and if this is so, where? As I can't find anything at all. I can find texts against same sex lust and same sex acts in idolatry and so on, but none against actual love....so do you agree it can't be a sin then as well?

Private Response: The only Biblical texts that we are aware of and which covers deep love between two men show the opposite of what you tell us that is claimed:

First we have David lamentations over the death of Jonathan:
26 I grieve for thee, my brother Jonathan: exceeding beautiful, and amiable to me above the love of women. As the mother loveth her only son, so did I love thee.  [ 2 Samuel 1:26]

[From the New international Version the translation is: I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women.]
Second we have John's claim of Jesus' love
23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. [ John 13:23]


[From the New international Version the translation is:
One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him.]

2 She ran, therefore, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and saith to them: They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. [John 20:2]


[From the New international Version the translation is:
So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!"]
No sexual connotation whatsoever - nonetheless a deep love.

We pray that we have answered your question in full.

BM: Actually, in the case of David and Jonathan in hebrew it calls their love ahab, which can mean a sexual love, so you are wrong to assume there is no hint at all of anything sexual....but then do people in love HAVE to have sex to be in love? Do heterosexuals always have to have sex to show its real love?

Do heterosexuals before marriage need to have sex to be in love? Do heterosexuals only have vaginal sex to be in love? Of course not, and yet we change the rules for same sex couples...they MUST have sex to be gay, be in love or be in the Bible. But not all straights in the Bible who are in love have sex, so do we assume they were not in love? Can we assume Mary only liked Joseph before Jesus as they never had sex? And why is sex such a big deal anyway?

Private Response: We stand corrected; frequently we think that readers can read our thoughts. When we stated  No sexual connotation whatsoever - to make it crystal clear - it should have read No genital connotation whatsoever.

This usage confusion brings to mind President Clinton's famous "I have had no sex with that woman!" when he was being questioned in the Monica Lewinski case. In American jargon "having sex" means "having intercourse". President Clinton did not lie - he seems to have done with Monica just about everything in the book - except intercourse; thus, in American jargon he did not have sex with Monica.

Back to your situation. If you had asked your question straight forward without going around in circles - a question which obviously is: "I am in love with another male; no sexual activity is involved. Is that a sin?"  The answer would have been a simple: No; it is not!

You ask : "...why is sex such a big deal anyway?" It is "a big deal" because it has always been treated as a taboo subject; a no-no; a forbidden topic; an unnatural behavior etc. If we had treated eating or any other normal biological function in the same way it probably would have become "a big deal too".

This is the conclusion of this exchange.... although we know that sooner or later someone will ask: Why, after eating the forbidden fruit, the first thing Adam and Eve did was to cover their nakedness? Should we get said request, the initial answer would be : Take a number! We will get to that when much higher priority issues are dealt with.

In the meantime ponder about why "it was a big deal" for them to do the one thing that God asked them not to do.


From Paxus2008 @ USA - Published on May 11th, 2008 [Sunday of Pentecost and Mother's Day]

You write:

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; (1) be it the practice of Indulgences; (2) be it the reality of Purgatory; be it the truth about the Immaculate Conception and Assumption of Mary, (3) the Mother of Jesus Christ, True God and True Man; be it the Seat of the Successor of Peter (4); etc.

Could you explain this?

Thank you.

Paxus2008

A. First, note that we have changed "The Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church" to "The Catholic Faith" because it is a more accurate statement.(5) Now, we shall answer your question.

In the Spiritual Domain there are Laws and Truths just as they exisst Physical Domain has them. The more we function in accordance to those Laws and Truths the better it will be for us in Time and in Eternity. (6)

miguel de Portugal (7) was one of those "cradle Catholics" and practiced the Faith as most do: Baptism, First Communion, maybe Confirmation and Marriage in a Church out of "social habit". When miguel had his "in the road to Damascus" [Acts 9] experience, God began "downloading" information as far as miguel could absorb it. miguel read everything that he could get his hands on about the Spiritual Domain: different faiths, beliefs and practices. Whether it was Christianity or eastern Religions and anything else in between; or Spiritualism or witchcraft and anything else in between.

He started praying regularly and, slowly but surely, the results of his prayerful research became crystal clear: There was no question whatsoever - The Catholic Faith is the one Faith which has the greatest concentration of Divinely Revealed Truths.

Thus miguel de Portugal practices the Catholic Faith not because he was born in it; not because he was guilt-forced into it; not because of fear of hell; not because on the seemingly numberless demigods called Popes who seemed to be adored as deities by the masses. He started and continues to practice it to the non-fanatical limits simply because, knowing what he knows (not believes, but knows) it would be bordering in insanity sprinkled with stupidity for him not to do so.

He can assure you that the Catholic Faith does not have all Truths (at least all that God has deemed to reveal to him) but, most? Yes!

Thank you for the opportunity to set the record straight.

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(1) 
About the Sacraments
(2)  About Indulgences
(3)  The Real Importance of Mary
(4)  The True Petrine Ministry
(5)  Our Position Regarding Catholicism
(6) 
About Time and Eternity
(7)  About miguel de Portugal


From KD @ USA - Published on May 8th, 2008

I truly appreciate your noble efforts to help your readers get closer to and live in God.

In reference to your posting in Points to Ponder About on May 6th...
(1)

Would you mind further clarifying your ideas on praying to God?

Should one say to Him, "Father, I ask you to give me (whatever it may be) in the Name of Jesus?'  Or, 'Jesus, please give me ... in Your Name?'

Are these the approaches that we should take instead of attaching ...'through the Name of Jesus' at the end of a prayer? 

Thank you for your help.

Sincerely,

KD

A.
Thank you for the opportunity to clarify this further. Will will try to do so without getting into a complex Theological discussion that will require revealing lights that perhaps we should not.

Let us, once again, go to the source available to all - the Holy Scriptures. In
John 16:23-28 we read:

22 So also you now indeed have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice; and your joy no man shall take from you. 23 And in that day you shall not ask me any thing. Amen, amen I say to you: if you ask the Father any thing in my name, he will give it you. 24 Hitherto you have not asked any thing in my name. Ask, and you shall receive; that your joy may be full. 25 These things I have spoken to you in proverbs. The hour cometh, when I will no more speak to you in proverbs, but will show you plainly of the Father.

26 In that day you shall ask in my name; and I say not to you, that I will ask the Father for you: 27 For the Father himself loveth you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. 28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again I leave the world, and I go to the Father. 29 His disciples say to him: Behold, now thou speakest plainly, and speakest no proverb. 30 Now we know that thou knowest all things, and thou needest not that any man should ask thee. By this we believe that thou camest forth from God.

As you can see - Jesus is giving very clear instructions regarding the "Before-After" periods. Once they are in the "After", we are to ask everything to the Father in His Name - not ask Him since He will not ask the Father in our behalf.

The "Before" is, of course while He walked amongst men; the "After" is once He ascended into Heaven.

As you can see - in the above we have "black-and-white" confirmation of what we addressed in the referred to Points to Ponder About. (1)

Now - to specifically answer your question in a very simple manner: Wherever you see a prayer with the petition being offered "...through Jesus Christ", change it to "...in the Name of Jesus Christ."

As a matter of general information - the "...through..." and not "...in the Name of..." problem does not generally exist in prayers in Portuguese or Spanish. In both languages it is mostly prayed thus "...in the Name of..."

We have checked the official English translation of the Official Roman Missal - which was edited by Jaime Socias and dedicated to Escriva- and indeed it has "...through..." in English and "...per..." in Latin. "Per" is closer to the way it should be than "through", but it still is incorrect in the official Latin Version.

Jesus said to ask "...in His Name..." and that is certainly good enough for miguel de Portugal. We do not need any more people "paraphrasing" Jesus - we have had 1,600 years of that already and we have reached The End of that period!

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(1)  Points to Ponder About


From LP @ USA - Published on May 6th, 2008

There was a straw poll on AOL today that asked who voters trust on foreign policy: Hillary or Barack.  The vote is for Hillary so far, by a 58-42 margin, with 53,000 votes cast.

The other question was whether people approved of Hillary's promise to "obliterate" Iran. With 56,000 votes cast, the approval goes to Hillary's nuclear bombast, by a 55-45 margin.  These polls are not at all scientific or secure or authenticated ... but if this really reflects the way the general public thinks, we are in deep, deep trouble as a country. It seems as if we are, as a nation, ASKING to be given a massive "Sunday punch."
 
The idea that the public might approve (55-45) of Clinton's atomic threats gave me quite a shock, and the reaction in the preceding paragraph reflects that shock.

LP

A.
Alerted by a loyal member of the MGR family we reviewed  "Has Hillary gone ballistic?" (1)  Being the media what it is - we took it as some sort of "statement spin" for strictly political reasons.

Yesterday - about three hours after receiving your communication - and strictly due to Divine Providence - we saw/heard an interview of Hillary Clinton by CNN's John Roberts. John  Roberts was almost offensive with his incredibly persistent and direct questioning. Results? Senator Clinton's message to Iran political and religious leadership, as well as to the Iranians at large, was loud and clear:  (paraphrasing her) You nuke Israel and we will strike Iran swiftly and severely.

Therefore - it was not a media spin - Hillary has indeed gone ballistic!  Now it is all set - no matter who is elected - if the Masters of the World  so need it -  Israel will be attacked "by Iran" and the rest is history.  That is Step No. 1 (2) is being secured from all quarters.
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(1) News Report
(2) Sequence of Events


From (Mr.) IW  @ USA - Published on May 5th, 2008

I have receievd, as part of a group mailing, an e-mail  with some more numerology and end-times speculation on Garabandal and the timing of events.
To wit:

As you know, the parallel which I  discovered with the signs given at Fatima, the Popes date of death, etc ...  are in my opinion still being played out ..... where the number 7 x factor   (lunar month for WWII) and now for our time .... and this is my thought:     6 x 7 = 42 days counting April 2 is May 13th, 2008, Tuesday.    I have always questioned myself, why did Mary make her 1st appearance on May 13th, 1917.    Why was there  six visits, why not more or less? 

Well again, theorizing, the number 13 has two factors: 6 + 7 = 13 and her     six visits might correlate with the 6 in the above factor of 6 x 7     and the seven is taken from the parallel of WWII.  Thus the sum of     6 + 7 and  the multiplication of 6 x 7 are both factors of 13 and  commonly expressed by those who deal in numerology in attempting to gleam     more sacred information of the number 13.  Now if this eventually proves to be correct, then May 13th, connects directly to Oct 13th with the miracle of the sun and the symbolic symbol for the 2nd Seal.      etc, etc.

Any comments?

(Mr.) IW

A.
Thank you for sharing.

Half way down the e-mail we stopped reading it, yet it was (more than) enough to get the idea.

This kind of pointless speculation is precisely what we warn one and all against. People must stop and think: What is its real purpose?

If they believe in Warning and the Miracle and the Chastisement - why waste time speculating exactly when this or that will happen - Pray, Pray and Pray some more (1) -  There is no other way to deal with what is already upon humanity.

miguel specifically asks God not to reveal to him specific on-the-way (intermediate) dates because it would interfere with discharging his duties of "gofer to God". For example - one cannot conduct today's affairs properly -as God Wills them - if one knows that tomorrow a comet will hit the East Coast of the US - this is normal human behavior.  Remember about Jesus crying at Lazarus tomb... He is God yet - in His human manifestation He cried over the death of His friend. A normal human reaction.

The several times where miguel was checked out by the CIA and similar agencies (that he knows - there were three of four times) while in Fatima, God blinded him so that miguel could not see who these "lost" and "disoriented" pilgrims were - "lost" and "disoriented" pilgrims with whom miguel spent quite a bit of time with. Why? Because if miguel would have known, he could not have acted normally knowing that he was being seized up by them. In his ignorance - if not complete innocence - he just conducted himself as he did every day - submerged in prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and sharing the marvels of God and Mary.

It was much after each event that God revealed to miguel who they were - one at a time. Even after knowing that Ms X was an agent, when Mr. Y showed up, miguel fell for it again, and the next, etc. Their excuses for wanting to be with miguel were so lame and stupid - yet miguel fell for them every time. That is how blind we can become if God so Wills it.

Therefore - we cannot forget our humanity as we deal with supernatural information.

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(1) What can we do?  Part I and Part II


From (Mr.) IW (= Initials Withheld) @ USA - Published on May 1st, 2008 [Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ]

Today, while working in a related project, I discovered the story about Rome electing a neo-Fascist mayor (1).
 
After reviewing it, I took my usual late-afternoon prayer walk.

It was a fine, cool, windless Spring day, with no cloud or smog or haze anywhere in the sky. While saying the Mercy Chaplet, I began to ponder the signs of the times as they are right now, almost three months into the 9-month reprieve that you announced in early February. Several things came to mind:
 
a. The 9-month reprieve is like the term of a pregnancy. Cf. Matt. 24:8 - "all this is but the beginning of the birth pangs"
 
b. We are 3 months into this "pregnancy" - just about the end of the first trimester. In a human pregnancy, long before the end of the first trimester, the baby's heart is beating, and its brain is functioning.
 
c. As I scan the horizon, I keep seeing multiplying evil and distress and infidelity. I do not see improvements in social trends or religious trends: nothing of the kind that would make me expect a mitigation of the severity of the tribulations (which, I recognize, have already been shortened in duration), meaning that the severe sufferings will be compressed into a short time period.

d. I would be happy to be wrong in my hunch about the severity of pending events, but I suspect I got a private sign today that my hunch is correct.
 
e. Election Day is 11/4, and I think you announced the 9-month reprieve on 2/6 or 2/9. That might mean that the real "fun" could start anytime from mid-November on.

Is it appropriate for there to be another joint prayer effort, such as you called for in December 2006 and again in late January/early February of this year, to further shorten and to greatly mitigate the severity of the tribulations? (I realize that a key part of such prayer would have to be, as it was before, that the world's leaders govern in accord with God's perfect will.)

(Mr.) IW


A.
Your evaluation of the "State of the World" is correct - and what you see is not even the proverbial "tip of the iceberg".

We have not been given any indication of the possibility further delays, thus we are not requesting any prayers to that end - and neither do we pray for it.  We are reaching the point that if God does not act as scheduled, even the Elect will be deceived - and that cannot be.

Now, prayers to minimize suffering.... That is another situation altogether. We must unceasingly pray for that intention up to the moment of the real rapture (not the one "dreamed about" by most Evangelical groups) - that is - Step No. 14 of the Sequence of Events (2).

May God have Mercy on His Elect! (3)

NOTES______________________________________

(1) News Report
(2) The Sequence of Events Leading to the End of These Times
(3) Who are the Elect?


From (Mrs.) IW @ USA - Published on April 30th, 2008

Hello, Dear Miguel,
 
This is a note of appreciation for suggestions, suggestions, suggestions, and more suggestions (kind and patient--and I'm sure with prayers) that I might benefit from addressing my codependency (1) issues with a program like Al-Anon and to give you a brief update.

I'd been waiting for some landmark happening to do so, but now see that it does not work that way, but is more of a daily awakening and addressing things as they come, rather than something with a finish line.
 
It has been about 6 months now that I have been attending as faithfully as possible and trying to "work the program."  I recognize myself in so many of the disordered behaviors discussed/read about and also those from the speakers, some of whom are recovering alcoholics/AA members.

It has caused me some pain and sadness to face what I learn.  It has also really taken me by surprise--since this is what's been the "normal" all of my life. I must have been in deep, dark, double denial, and even denial of denial.
(2)  (3)   But, sure enough, even so long as 20 years ago, someone who was trying to help me had passed along reading material about this very subject.  My point is, I see how God had been offering the help (4)  for such a long time--I was just to blind to see that or recognize His action.
 
I am now making notes in a journal to put together my personal inventory--good and bad--which puts me, by the books, at Step 4 of the 12 Step Program, but have to keep backtracking upon seeing certain ways that I've not turned over to God.

He is very good to walk with me
(5) through this, though, and to hold my hand and to help me uncover my eyes when I am afraid to look at myself.  And in the meanwhile and as lovely consolation, many other of His Truths that you write about seem that much clearer--even the beloved Divine Instructions (6)  seem sweeter and more personal and applicable!
 
I am trying not to put any timetables on the process and just keep moving forward--but hope, with His help, to make the amends that matter the most.  His Will be done, and That will be the correct results for me.  For now, life seems to be going more smoothly, with less distress and that handled with less drama.
 
Although Al-Anon tells me to concentrate on my own self, there are times when I think most in the "developed" world could use this program...at least the step where we "make a decision to turn our wills and lives over to the care of God," (7)  but I guess that's where the coming times (8)  will bring us.  God knew I needed a head start...and I'm very grateful for His special care.
 
Thank you, too, for helping me to get the message and for your concern.  I'll continue to pray for you and the work of The M+G+R Foundation and, especially, that all those you should reach will be soon.
 
Yours,

(Mrs.) IW

A. 
Thank you for sharing the good news.

We KNOW that you are making progress because you found one of the main keys of life: Life is more of a daily awakening and addressing things as they come, rather than something with a finish line.

Being that life truly has only one purpose - serve God by fulfilling the Will for which He placed us here -once we focus on the journey, the right  "finish line" will just show up when the time is right.

A world parallel to that concept.... When miguel  studied "the four R's" all the way through the University years - his objective was to learn as much as I could since all interested him. Logically, the resulting grades landed for him full  scholarships for graduate school in the likes of Princeton and U of C at Berkeley.

That is why people, who are so concerned about making sure that they will enjoy the joys of Heaven, while disregarding His needs for us to attend in this world, will never make it.

Notice that most of the prayers at Mass are always geared for that: Making sure that they will enjoy the joys of Heaven and not asking to be transform into the creature that would be of most service to Him.

We then must presume that God is to call "The Kelly Girls" form Kelly Services to get done here what we were supposed to do in the first place!

We really enjoyed your statement :  I must have been in deep, dark, double denial, and even denial of denial.

Enjoy? You may ask! Yes, because when you realized that is when you truly unmasked satan.

Many continued Blessings!

NOTES______________________________________

(1) Co-Dependency - one of satan's most powerful weapons
(2) The interrelationship between psychological and spiritual disorders
(3) The "joys" of denial
(4) Why me, Lord?
(5) He'll walk us Home!
(6) Divine Instructions
(7) Discerning the Will of God for us
(8) Are we there yet?



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