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Published on July 31st,
2012


Did you know....


That Escriva's "The Way" is composed of 999 points ? (1)

What do you get if you invert the number of points of their "Way"?

You get "666", the number generally taken as the symbol of satan.

and....

What is the meaning of the "de Balaguer" part of his full name: Josemaria Escrivá de Balaguer?

According to the official dictionary of the Spanish Language from the "Real Academia Española de la Lengua" (our translation to English):  (2) (3)

balaguero

Large pile of chaff, which is the left over when cleaning the grain/wheat.

bálago

1. Long chaff left from the cereals after removing the grain.
2. Threshed straw.

Therefore, from the root word,  "de Balaguer", would be like saying "from the chaff" or "made out of chaff".

Of course, everyone remembers when did Jesus used the term "chaff", but just in case....

Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor and gather his wheat into the barn; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire. [Matthew 3:12]

and confirming it, "just in case"....

Whose fan is in his hand, and he will purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his barn; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire. [Luke 3:17]

Without a doubt, God continues to "tweet" humanity but most of the "tweets" fall on deaf ears.

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(1) Look for yourself
(2) balaguero
(3) bálago



Published on July 29th, 2012

From (Mr.) LP @ US
[LP's highlights]

I visited an anti-Voris site recently, and one of the anti-Voris videos referred to this article (1) of the RCC Catechism:
 
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795 Christ and his Church thus together make up the "whole Christ" (Christus totus). The Church is one with Christ. The saints are acutely aware of this unity:

Let us rejoice then and give thanks that we have become not only Christians, but Christ himself. Do you understand and grasp, brethren, God's grace toward us? Marvel and rejoice: we have become Christ. For if he is the head, we are the members; he and we together are the whole man. . . . The fullness of Christ then is the head and the members. But what does "head and members" mean? Christ and the Church.230

Our redeemer has shown himself to be one person with the holy Church whom he has taken to himself.231

Head and members form as it were one and the same mystical person.232

A reply of St. Joan of Arc to her judges sums up the faith of the holy doctors and the good sense of the believer: "About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they're just one thing, and we shouldn't complicate the matter."233

230 St. Augustine, In Jo. ev. 21,8:PL 35,1568.
231 Pope St. Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job, præf.,14:PL 75,525A.
232 St. Thomas Aquinas, STh III,48,2.
233 Acts of the Trial of Joan of Arc.

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"We have become Christ," on the authority of St. Augustine?

LP


A.
Thank you for sharing this with us. As we have said before, most of the Catechism contains the correct information. The problems arises when they start introducing the "theology" of many of the traditional "Idols" of Roman Catholicism. In this case it was St. Augustine who got carried away with the "wanna be complex" - not even being like Christ, but being Christ Himself.

There is no question that the Church is the Mystical Body of Christ (not the Administrators as they have been passing themselves for centuries) with Christ being the Head of the Church. Therefore, the complete Mystical Christ is composed of the Body (those who strive to do the Will of the Father) and the Head which is Christ Himself - Body and Head Mystically united by an "Immaculate Neck" - Mary.

We repeat once again - man will never become Christ. What we hope for is to abide in Him (Christ). Since He and the Father are One, it then logically follows that will then abide in the Father to.

I and the Father are one. [John 10:30]

I am the vine: you the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.

If any one abide not in me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall wither, and they shall gather him up, and cast him into the fire, and he burneth. [John 15:5-6]

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]

Now - exactly what does it mean "..make our abode with him."? 

It means that God will live within him.  Notice, we stated "within" and not "with".

Allow us to explain.

You take a teaspoon of oil (your soul) and place it in an infinite volume of water (God - Who contains all). You will be able to see that - as the saying goes - "oil and water just do not mix"; i.e. they are inmiscible. (2)

Now, through an increase in temperature the affinity of the oil for the water starts increasing and the oil starts "dissolving" into the water.

As heat is applied, more of the oil dissolves [becoming totally miscible (2)] within the body of water, and soon the oil will be totally absorbed by the water mass.... yet, if one runs a chemical analysis, two distinct components (natures) will be found: oil and water. That is, the oil did not turn into water.

If the "oil" was your soul and the "water" was God.... you have now become "one within God".

From that position - which appears as if your soul ceased to exist, yet it has not - you now have attained everything - God, yet there still are two distinct natures : Divine and human.

The best part of this is that said "miracle" can we worked by ourselves if we strive to.....

....not steal. ....not lie, neither shall deceive.... .....not swear falsely by my name, nor profane the name of thy God. I am the Lord. ....not calumniate thy neighbour, nor oppress him by violence. .... not speak evil of the deaf, not put a stumbling block before the blind: .....love the Lord thy God, because I am the Lord. .....not do that which is unjust, nor judge unjustly. Respect the person of the poor, not preferentially honour the countenance of the mighty - but judge each according to justice.

....not be a detractor nor a whisperer among the people. ....not stand against the blood of thy neighbour. I am the Lord. ....not hate thy brother in thy heart, but reprove him openly, lest thou incur sin through him. Seek not revenge, nor be mindful of the injury of thy citizens. ...love thy friend as thyself. I am the Lord. Keep ye my laws.  [From Lev 19: 11-18]

For when you do that "....ye shall be holy..." and just as the oil and water merged, your soul will merge with God.

This concept is something that obviously God had not revealed to those most revered (adored?) gentlemen.

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(1) Catechism Source
(2) Miscible:  Relating to two or more substances, such as water and alcohol, that can be mixed together or can dissolve into one another in any proportion without separating nor losing its chemical characteristics (nature).  As opposed to immiscible - as oil and water which are incapable of being mixed



Published on July 27th, 2012

From (Mrs.) IW @ Somewhere in the World
[our highlights]

I must say I am baffled by your reluctance to share some of your personal experiences on the grounds that  you feared you would be exhibiting false pride,  because you have always made it clear that you saw yourself as nothing but "God's gofer". Certainly I have never detected the slightest  hint of any pride - false or otherwise - from your writings over the 12/13 or so years that I have been reading them i.e.,  since I first learnt to use a computer.

Your site was one of the very first that I came upon when I learned to "look up" things on the Internet. I looked up Our Lady using Yahoo (Google didn't exist then!) and out of the given list I found myself avidly devouring The M+G+R Foundation publications.  I don't know how I found my way back to the site the second time because I kept losing my way all the time in those days, but here I am years later, still watching daily for your latest items.
 
I find the writings both frightening and reassuring: frightening because I fall so far short of what I should be, and at times reassuring because you talk a lot about Divine Mercy etc.

I can see clearly that God is in control of the whole universe and that, therefore, ALL IS WELL. Yet at the same time I find myself anxious about what God's will might demand.

It terrifies me to think that my eyesight could deteriorate still further, yet I also feel guilty for being so afraid.

I am told repeatedly that He cannot help me unless I have sufficient faith in Him. Well I do have great faith that His Will will be done.... but what if that Will is the unthinkable - blindness? If it weren't for the fact that several of the Divine Encouragement passages imply or state outright that my prayers will be answered, I'd be in despair.

I just feel instinctively that the arrogance of man in ignoring God as the Creator and Lord of all must have God at the end of His patience; and worst of all, it is that the most blessed amongst us in the world are the most blatantly ungrateful offenders.

I tremble at what's coming, but I derive great comfort from your writings: as long as God's in control there can't ultimately be that much to worry about.

Mrs. IW


A. Your kind words Glorify God and we thank you for them because they bring us great consolation.

Believe it or not, the mixture of opposing feelings that you experience - frightened and reassured, for example - are the perfect example of someone who is "on the right track" and heading "on the right direction" of this journey.

What you experience is the "flesh reaction" manifested as fright/fear and the "spiritual reaction" manifested as consolation and reassurance. We will only fully eliminate the "flesh reaction" once we are, literally, "out of the flesh".

Allow us to share with you and all the most typical, and frequent, example of that duality.

A mother, a woman of great Faith, loses a child: She is consoled with the reality that her child will soon (if not immediately) be in Heaven, enjoying what most cannot begin to imagine; however, she is very sad and sorrowful. It will be quite a while before she is (partially) out from such state.

Some people will actually think/say: What's wrong with her? What happened to her Faith? To which we would respond: She is Faithful but she is in the flesh and is natural for a mother to feel sadness when she loses a child.

What was Mary's state during Her Son's Passion? So great was Her suffering that just the thought/meditation about it reduces miguel de Portugal to copious tears - to the extent of harming his eyes for a day or two. Yet, we cannot find anyone with stronger Faith than Mary.

When we hear someone who manifests his/her feelings without the "in the flesh component" we know that we are before a fraud or, as it is commonly said: "So and so is not in touch with his/her feelings."

The only "flesh reaction" that a man/woman of Faith should not have is: despair. Despair is the manifestation of the absence of Faith; but let us not confuse "despair" with "impatience".

An impatient person is the one who prays to God thus: "Lord, grant me patience.... but I want it now!"  A person in despair is the one who does not pray because satan has convinced him/her that: (a) There is no God; or (b) He/she is not worth God's attention.

You just keep on banging on Heaven's Doors - the Universe will fail before God ignores the pleas of a sincere and humble heart.


From (Mrs.) EW @ US

....I am still struggling to have eyes that see...

EW

A.
As long as you are struggling you are on the right track.

Those who feel that they do not have a problem since they think that they can see all and hear all - without any problem - are the ones Jesus referred to when He said:

For he that hath, to him shall be given, and he shall abound: but he that hath not, from him shall be taken away that also which he hath. [Matthew 13:12]

The meaning of that verse used to exploit the poor is as if it were written as follows:

For he that hath (great faith), to him shall be given (more faith), and he shall abound: but he that hath not (any faith), from him shall be taken away (whatever little) that also which he hath.

Remember what Jesus said just before the above quoted (and much abused) verse: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given.

That is: Faith was given to them.


From (Mrs.) KH @ US

 ....I have received many, many confirmations through the writings and Divine Encouragement, which always come at the moment I need them.

This gives me further encouragement to stay on this narrow path, when it seems almost everyone around me has - sadly - abandoned it.

KH

A. Most abandon the narrow path as they fulfill what Jesus announced:

How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it! [Matthew 7:14]
     
We are happy to hear that we, somehow, contribute so that "everyone around you" do not affect your determination to stay on the way that leadeth to life.



Published on July 25th,
2012 [Feast of St. James the Greater - Apostle]


From (Mr.) TJ @ US


Regarding the News Commentary of July 23rd (1)...

I was a little skeptical of your earlier narrative of the IMF/Spain bailout situation. It just did not fit with my wisdom which is of the world, on these matters.

After the News Commentary post of July 23rd, I now see it fits perfectly.

Over and over, you demonstrate that by adhering to the wisdom from above, you are guided past the obstacles where limited vision would derail anybody otherwise.

TJ

A.
Thank you for a very important testimonial.

Why "Very important"? some may ask. It is quite simple. Allow us to explain.

If by spending spiritual, emotional and physical resources to bring to our readers what really is behind the news, we succeed in proving and confirming  that "wisdom from the world" is truly worthless when compared with "wisdom for above", we have succeeded in transmitting something that is far more important than the actual news itself.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to let us know the positive spiritual impact these posts have.
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(1)  News Commentary for July 2012


From (Mrs.) MW @ US

Isn't that Colorado event absolutely tragic?

As I was driving and listening to my Christian radio station today, I marveled at how it truly helps us (it's listeners) to feel united as the body of Christ as we listen to news stories, music, and commentary that is awash with Christ's love.

I had that feeling after Hurricane Ike as well.

MW

A.
Where you see the result of "Christian bonding" after a tragedy, we see the results of a failed Evangelization.

This "Christian bonding" manifests itself only when we are faced with a tragedy and quickly dissolves into nothingness afterwards. The same thing happened after the 9-11 events, as we have pointed out elsewhere (1), the Columbine tragedy, etc., etc.

The "Christian bonding" should be in place 7/24 and not only when we are desperate and in panic. Were that the case, as Jesus intended, there would be less occasions for such temporary and superficial "Christian bonding" since such man made tragedies would be very rare and the natural ones would be greatly tempered by a Merciful God (2) who permanently lives among His children, not just when He is invoked in a tragedy.

As you have heard us often say  - Pain is the Megaphone that God uses for the deaf to hear. (3)

We have published many examples of the need for the "megaphone" in several other documents - Mercy in Action : Part I, Part II, and Part III

Thank you for the opportunity to bring this up to our full readership.

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(1) Post 9-11 religious national mood
(2) When counting on Divine Mercy understand that conditions do apply.
(3) How God ensures that we hear the Wake up! call



Published on July 23rd, 2012

From miguel de Portugal


God has granted me a deeper understanding regarding Time and Eternity (1) and how He interacts with us in the Time frame of reference. I pray that we are able to transmit such joy to each one of you.

As you know by now, many years ago we explained (1) the Time and Eternal frames of reference and their inter-connection. The latter mystery, their inter-connection, was further explained not long ago (2) after receiving additional Lights from God on the matter.

We have also explained the reality that when a soul enters the world (Time frame of reference) in human form, only God knows if that soul is destined for Heaven or hell since in Eternity all is finished. Eternity is a perpetual Present; there is no Past nor Future as we know them.

We say "only God knows" because not even the guardian angels of the souls know their final destination.

The question is, actually "was" since it has been answered: How God interacts in Time with a human whom He knows (for certain) is destined for hell?

Before we answer that question a brief background is in order.

(a) Feeling "a taste" of the Joys that God feels

Among the Graces that God has bestowed upon me is to experience "a taste" of the Joys of God as well as "a taste" of His Sorrows. Because of this Grace I have a better grasp/understanding of what is important to Him as well as what causes Him great sorrow. I noticed this because sometime back I started experiencing feelings which were not "normal" in the physical plane.

For example - When I see a mother with her child walking down the street, the tremendous love I feel within me for them is completely out of this world; foreign to me as a human. It does not matter whether I know the individuals or not; the feeling is the same. Depending on my spiritual state at the moment (I may be praying a Rosary as I am walking down the street, or have been in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament just before) I may feel (and see in my mind) like two arms that come out of my heart and reach out to the mother and child and embrace them with great love and tenderness  - a depth of feelings which is totally foreign to a miserable human like myself.

That can happen jut the same if it is a father and child or the couple with their children. Because of this I have understood the tremendous importance the mother/father/child relationship - the fundamental family - has before the Eyes of God.

This type of experience (the arms reaching out from my heart to embrace someone very special to God and who could be a complete stranger to me) and others similar experiences occur in many different scenarios, not only with parents and children.


(b) The Divine Sorrows

Of course, if He granted me that Grace it logically follows that He also granted to me "a taste" of what causes Him deep sorrow, accompanied by a burning desire to help correct whatever causes Him the sorrow. Once again, I do not have to know the individual. That is, the feeling has nothing to do with me personally; it is just a reflection from above.

Many people cannot fathom the fact of a Sorrowful God. "God Is beyond everything and Eternally happy, so how can He be sorrowful?" the question is often asked.

The answer is that God  works with His creatures in the Time frame and in the Eternal frame as two distinct scenarios. Within the Time frame God - in the Person of Jesus -  feels sadness/sorrow for the actions of His children which will cause them suffering in Time or may even cause permanent separation from Him - that is: Final destination - hell. It is as if God did not know that said soul was destined for hell.

In the Eternal frame, where everything is finished and there is only Present (no Past nor Future), there is no Sorrow. Only Eternal Joy and Happiness.


Back to the original question: How God interacts in Time with a human whom He knows (for certain) is destined for hell?

In the Time frame of reference God interacts with all of us exactly in the same manner - there are no fundamental favorites. His love and desire for Eternal happiness is the same for each soul who journeys through Time since it is the soul who, at the end of the journey, will choose its destination: Heaven or hell.

And if any man hear my words, and keep them not, I do not judge him: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. [John 12:47]

God will stand by that soul (who is destined for hell) with as much solicitude, care, attention and love as He will stand by one who is destined to Heaven. The only difference is the distance that any given soul places between God and itself. Notice - the distance is placed by the soul and not God.

His sorrow, when a soul chooses hell, is tremendous - even though He knew within the Eternal frame that such was the destiny of the soul in question.

A few days ago He allowed me to feel the very powerful and burning desire that all souls be saved even though I know perfectly well that most will be lost. It was then when He showed me what I have tried to share with you now.

Please forgive me if I have failed to properly transmit to you this better and deeper understanding of God; and understanding which causes our bonds with God to become tighter.

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(1) Time and Eternity
(2) Divine Providence



Published on July 21st,
2012


From (Mr.) TJ @ US


I have been moved these days to re-read the whole New Testament.  The "Gospel of Peter" (officially the Gospel of Mark). The lack of the critical statement about the Rock of the Church jumped out at me also.  There are a couple of other things worth mentioning: 

1. Mark appears to be the original of the synoptic Gospels.  Matthew and Luke incorporate essentially all of Mark.
 2. Luke adds a rich introduction on John and Jesus' birth and Jesus' infancy, but otherwise hues closely to Mark. 

[Towards the end, it was easiest for me to understand from Luke what events Jesus said were imminent, versus what events will come later, i.e. This generation will not pass until all these things come to pass...]

3. Matthew has perhaps the best presentation of the sum of Jesus' teachings.  But it has the least well-defined lineage of the three.  That Gospel was circulating around in Jerusalem for some time, and it is thought that only after it was translated to Greek did it spread.  Therefore, it is indeed possible that "editors and translators" affected content along the way. 

I noted a few things that are only found in the Gospel of Matthew:

          * 1:25:  And he knew her not till she brought forth her firstborn son:  And he called his name Jesus.  (Is he guessing?)

          * 16:18:  And I say to thee:  That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.  (Addressed fully now)

          * 19:9:  And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery... (Only Matthew makes this exception, reflecting Jewish custom)

          * 27:25:  And the whole people answering, said:  His blood be upon us and upon our children.
(It was the fanatics and a band of their ignorant supporters, not the whole people)

TJ

A. Thank you for sharing your findings and thoughts with all.

On the Matthew 1:26 issue of  "he knew her not till she brought forth her firstborn son" - Pompous scholars have spent gallons of ink defending Mary's perpetual virginity using a multitude of human reasons - linguistic, cultural, etc. All of them easily dismantled by the enemies of the Faith. However, there is one simple reason why Mary's perpetual virginity is an absolute reality and it rests on basic Divine Law.

If Mary had been "known" by Joseph, mystically speaking, (1) Mary would have committed adultery since She Was and Is the Spouse of the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity.

End of question!

While on the subject of Mary's perpetual virginal.... If every Nobel Prize winner in the field of Medicine and Biology would sign a statement swearing that it was and is impossible for that to happen - even to such an exalted creature as Mary - they would be wrong. Mary gave birth to Jesus and remained a virgin, anatomically speaking. God showed miguel de Portugal, in more than once instance, how that is possible. [Those events took place well after miguel already believed it as an act of faith.]

Case closed!

The issue that you bring up regarding the "fine print" about when adultery "is not adultery" [Matthew 19:9] shows up again in Matthew 5:32, something that we find quite interesting. A driven agenda? We have no Heavenly input on this but Paul did add some hues to the issue:

1 Corinthians 7:10-15

10 But unto the married I give charge, yea not I, but the Lord, That the wife depart not from her husband 11 (but should she depart, let her remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband); and that the husband leave not his wife. 12 But to the rest say I, not the Lord: If any brother hath an unbelieving wife, and she is content to dwell with him, let him not leave her. 13 And the woman that hath an unbelieving husband, and he is content to dwell with her, let her not leave her husband.

14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified in the brother: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. 15 Yet if the unbelieving departeth, let him depart: the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us in peace.

Lastly, as you pointed out, and we have written about many years ago (2), the fanatics are the ones who crucified Jesus and not "the Jews". The fanatics and those previously brainwashed by the fanatic Temple Masters (3).  That is, "His blood was upon them and their children" and not upon all Jews, even those who could not accept Jesus as the Messiah.

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(1) Mystically speaking is what really matters since all else is just "hash" - something most humans are experts at.
(2) The Jews did not crucify Jesus; the Fanatics did!
(3) Just like it is going to happen when the False Christ makes his "Grand Entrance".




Published on July 19th,
2012


From miguel de Portugal

It is the Will of God that we continue and conclude what He moved us to bring up in this same forum on July 17th.

First Issue

The validity of the claim in Matthew's Gospel that the Church that Jesus founded was built "on the rock of  Peter".

In addition to what we stated in the referenced post and the documents linked from it, let us consider the following.

The Gospel of Mark is considered the Gospel of Peter since it was composed by Mark while under the tutelage of Peter in Rome in 50-60 A.D. It logically follows that such momentous pronouncement, if it were true, would appear on the Gospel of Mark (really of Peter).  However, all we read in said Gospel about this exchange follows:

[27] And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi. And in the way, he asked his disciples, saying to them: Whom do men say that I am? [28] Who answered him, saying: John the Baptist; but some Elias, and others as one of the prophets. [29] Then he saith to them: But whom do you say that I am? Peter answering said to him: Thou art the Christ. [30] And he strictly charged them that they should not tell any man of him. [Mark 8]

Case closed.


Second Issue

The fate of the cities  which had not done penance and repented after Jesus performed the Miracles He did in them. [Matthew 11:20-24]

Summarizing, He said: But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

We all know from the Scriptures, backed by very little archeological data, that Sodom was essentially buried from the fallout of a tremendous volcanic eruption. Given the minute archeological data to back this up, some may brush off the story as just "another Biblical myth".

Why split hairs? We have an almost perfectly preserved city - Pompeii - which exemplifies quite well the Biblical story of Sodom.

In case the reader is not aware of this, Pompeii seems to have been quite fond of sexual activities. In addition, it is also known that sexual activities between men, in those days, did not reflect poorly on the man who took the active part (We do not need to draw a picture, do we?).

Pompeii was buried by the fall out of a tremendous volcanic eruption just as we are told Sodom was. Therefore, in essence, the Biblical story of the fate of Sodom is confirmed by parallelism.

Now then, fast forward to Fatima and the horrific World War II which could have been avoided if Heaven's complaints had been heard and Heaven's request (1) had been fulfilled by the Church Administration.

Even if the population of Pompeii had amounted to the millions upon millions of people who lived through, and died in, World War II, the amount of suffering to those touched by World War II was many, many times over the amount of suffering endured by the people who lived through, and died in, the eruption which buried Pompeii.

Think of it - Would you have preferred to die in Pompeii or in a Nazi concentration camp?; or Would you have preferred to die in Pompeii or in any of the torture chambers of the Communist regimes which should have never spread through the world? This comparative list could be quite lengthy.

Obviously, anyone who is not a masochist would choose Pompeii a million times over the other options.

Now think again about what Jesus said: "But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee." and  "For if in Sodom had been wrought the miracles that have been wrought in thee"

Now, let us think some more about Fatima. There is no record of another Marian Apparition which was confirmed by such a spectacular miracle as the Miracle of the Sun, even recognized by professed hard core atheists.

Thus we ask you: Do you now understand the reality contained in:  But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

Brethren, Heaven could not be any clearer. I pray to God that what we are transmitting to the world be heeded before is too late to minimize the sum total of the suffering that awaits the world, were that still possible.
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(1) Fatima chronology



Published on July 17th, 2012 [Feast Mary's Humility]

From (Mr.) TJ @ US

I read your post of July 15th about teaching the catechism and not the will of the leaders, and as usual it is smack-on. But it brings up something I've noted lately:

Of those teachings that have caused problems, where scripture can sort of be cited to support them, it tends to come from Matthew.

1. The "Rock of Peter" passage is from Matthew.  That statement is not in the other gospels, just before the transfiguration chapter.
2. The "except in case of adultery" exception to no remarriage is only in Matthew.
3. Even Jesus response to Caiaphas differs slightly between Mark and Matthew.  I used Mark when I wrote the mystery.  Matthew says "You say I am.  And you shall see the Son of Man..."  That introduces just a little bit of ambiguity that could lead to denial of the claim by those inclined to do so.  (1)

Far be it from me to pass judgment on the whole Gospel of Matthew, being canonical scripture for millennia, but being written after Mark, is it possible that a few seeds of ambiguity were planted throughout?

TJ

A. Considering that God has prompted us to address this issue before, we will take this opportunity to do so now.

First of all, in general and not so general terms we have covered these matters in our two documents Biblical Literalism Part I and Part II (2). The one issue which we did not tackle head on was precisely : The "Rock of Peter" passage is from Matthew.  That statement is not in the other gospels, just before the transfiguration chapter.

Considering what was concocted at the Vatican to justify the "ownership" of the Roman Empire by the Roman Catholic Church authorities, (3) that the first official New Testament was the Latin Vulgate Bible which St. Jerome (342-420) translated into Latin from the original languages and that Constantine convened the first Ecumenical Council of the history on 325 AD (4), it is not inconceivable that a scribe "slipped up" and, contrary to everything else in the Holy Scriptures (5), made Peter (and his successors) the rock upon which the Church of Christ was established.

Let us take a look at what could have happened:

[16] Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God. [17] And Jesus answering, said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. [18] And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. [Matthew 16 as is]


[16] Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God. [17] And Jesus answering, said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. [18] And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon that rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. [Matthew 16 as it may have been]

"That rock" being, of course what Peter just recognized: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God. A reality that is confirmed throughout the New Testament as we have conclusively shown in our document about the True Petrine Ministry (5)

Therefore, you questions/concerns have an ample Biblical, theological and historical basis.
 
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(1) TJ is referring to:

Jesus saith to him: Thou hast said it. Nevertheless I say to you, hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming in the clouds of heaven. [Matthew 26:64]

And Jesus said to him: I am. And you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming with the clouds of heaven. [Mark 14:62]

(2)  Biblical Literalism Part I and Part II
(3)  The Donation of Constantine
(4)  Source
(5) The true Petrine Ministry


How are the reactions that Jesus criticizes in what we read.... in today's Gospel....

[20] Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein were done the most of his miracles, for that they had not done penance (repented). [21] Woe to thee, Corozain, woe to thee, Bethsaida: for if in Tyre and Sidon had been wrought the miracles that have been wrought in you, they had long ago done penance in sackcloth and ashes.

[22] But I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment, than for you. [23] And thou Capharnaum, shalt thou be exalted up to heaven? thou shalt go down even unto hell. For if in Sodom had been wrought the miracles that have been wrought in thee, perhaps (1) it had remained unto this day. [24] But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee. [Matthew 11]


....different with the reactions of most Catholics, starting with the Administration, towards the miracles God performed to underscore the reality of His warnings and messages delivered through Mary in Her many very legitimate, and confirmed without doubt, Apparitions?

Do we need get the prophet Daniel to read this handwriting on the wall? Hardly! It is clear as the finest crystal.

Brethren, this is very, very serious and we do not want any surprises amongst true Christians.

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(1) This conditional "perhaps" seems to have been a political addition to the English version of St. Jerome's latin translation,  since neither the Greek originals nor the "Translation of all Translations" - that of Straubinger - has any conditional clause.



Published on July 15th,
2012


We have been informed that.... all teachers in the Arlington Catholic Diocese must submit "of will and intellect" to all of the teachings of church leaders. (1)

Kathleen Riley knows her beliefs on the male-only priesthood and contraception put her at odds with leaders of her church. But as a fifth-generation Catholic who went to a Catholic school and grew up to teach in one, Riley feels the faith deeply woven through her. So when her Arlington parish asked for volunteers last summer to teach Sunday school, she felt called by the Holy Spirit to say yes.

A year later, the 52-year-old computer scientist feels the same spirit calling her to say no.

Last month, Riley joined at least four other Sunday school teachers and resigned from her post at St. Ann's parish after a letter arrived at her home requiring her - and all teachers in the Arlington Catholic Diocese - to submit "of will and intellect" to all of the teachings of church leaders.

Such oaths are not new for priests or nuns but extend now in some places to people like volunteer Sunday school teachers as well as workers at Catholic hospitals and parish offices.

miguel de Portugal comments: Sinister as that requirement may sound considering what is coming, the only problem we see here is the statement "to all of the teachings of church leaders."

Who are included in the definition of "church leaders" and how "all the teachings" defined? Are we talking about any "Tom, Dick and Harry" that may be the local parish priest, bishop, cardinal and are we talking about the contents of the official Roman Catholic Church Catechism?

As we have clearly expressed in our document about The Only Changes in the Roman Catholic Church Acceptable to God (2) - there is precious little in the Faith, and its core teachings, that needs adjustments or corrections. Just because the controlling members of the "church leaders" have prostituted the teachings to their worldly advantages, that does not mean that most of the teachings are incorrect.

The three major errors were the claims: (a) About blanket infallibility; (3) (a) That the Church of Christ was founded upon the Rock of Peter; (4) and (c) That there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church. (5)

All those man-made claims have been rescinded, without much fanfare, although still used by most "church leaders", to their advantage, of course! Nonetheless, if I were teaching catechism or a confirmation class, if I could, I would gloss over those subjects or present them in a way that I would not be lying while, at the same time, not promoting what is being falsified by the "local church authority". For example: We could discuss Papal Infallibility (3) with less than 14 year olds students without having to discuss the "blanket" claim that "Father Joe" may be preaching from the pulpit.

What must be avoided by Sunday School teachers, as well as by Confirmation Teachers, is the promotion of issues which are clearly against the fundamental teachings of the Church. For example: Female priestesses (2); Same sex marriages; Divorce/annulment even if there was a truly Sacramental union (6); Abortion under certain circumstances, etc.

A Sunday School or Confirmation Teacher must be bound to teach the official teachings as set forth in the Catechism and not their opinions and views. Technically, a teacher may not be in agreement with all male priesthood, for example, but that does not mean that she/he cannot teach what is the crystal clear position of the Church.

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(1)  News Report
(2)  The only changes acceptable to God
(3)  About Infallibility
(4)  The true Petrine Ministry
(5)  There IS Salvation outside the Catholic Church - and Jesus says so!
(6) About Sacramental Matrimony


From miguel de Portugal

We would like to inform our readers that the Mass of July 13th was offered for the individual intentions of all who responded to our invitation to offer the Rosa Mystica Novena.



Published on July 13th, 2012 [ Mary, Mystical Rose (Rosa Mystica) plus Revelation of the Secret of Fátima]

From (Mr.) IW @ US

Within my own family, two sons abandoned the Catholic Church a long time ago, and today, are stranged from me by their own choice.

Below is an e-mail I recently received in response to another e-mail I sent to him that disputes the "sola scriptura" (0) policy of Protestants. This was my first attempt to contact this son since he made a vitriolic attack on my Faith three months ago.

I pray that the "illumination of conscience" will help him and his older brother recognize their error and lack of charity.

May God Bless you and I am grateful for your sacrifice as His communication conduit.

In Peace!

IW

The attached email from Mr. IW' son:

These and all attacks on my children's soul are vehemently unwelcome.  My Savior did not command the torture and massacre of 50 + million innocent people.

I will continue to teach my children the evils of Catholicism through history, today, and by observing the fruits of Catholicism in my and my wife's family: Divorce, suicide, drugs, alcoholism, annulment and contempt for the Word of God.

Thank you and your brothers and sisters for clearly demonstrating the emptiness and lies of Catholicism to my dear children whose faith is in the finished Work of Christ, His shed Blood, and His Word, the fruits of which they see daily and radically changed lives confessing faith on Christ's Work, no their own.

Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:4-5, Romans 4:4, Romans 3:24, Matthew 7:22-23, Romans 3:20, Galatians 2:16, Romans 11:6, Ephesians 1:7 among many others.

I pray God open your eyes to the errors and cruelty of your ways and that you will repent and believe the Gospel and flee from that Harlot Rome and its Antichrist works and doctrine.


A.
First of all, know that miguel's heart goes out to you for your pain. Albeit mostly unnecessary, it must be great.

 Secondly, your kind words - "I am grateful for your sacrifice as His communication conduit." - Glorify God, but our communications seem to have missed conveying to you one of our key messages: The strict separation of the Catholic Faith from the controlling Catholic Church Administration- the Harlot indeed.

When your son said "My Savior did not command the torture and massacre of 50 + million innocent people."  he fell short by about another 50 to 100 million people. Let us not forget that if the Roman Catholic Church Administration had not been serving satan instead of God, they would have followed the key messages of Fatima and would have prevented World War II and the spread of communism (1).

Only those Catholics who fully understand the separation between the Catholic Faith and the Roman Catholic Church (which is what its Administration is called) and those Christians who feel like your sons, will not fall into the snare of the False Christ. Therefore, your sons' position, although only partially correct, give them a better chance to not fall prey to the False Christ snare.

Why do we say that your sons' position is partially correct? Because they are lumping together the Catholic Faith, the Faith which contains the greatest amount of revealed truths of any faith (2), and the Roman Catholic Church Administration (3) which was sold to Mammon via Constantine nearly 1,600 years ago (4).

We are saddened by your unnecessary suffering and by the fact that, in spite of all the years that you have been reading our pages, you have missed one of the most crucial aspects of our existence: Avoid falling in the trap of the False Christ precursors; a trap from which you are still able to escape.

We have even succeeded in having the Vatican acknowledge that there is Salvation outside the Catholic Church (5) and that the Rock upon which the Church is founded is indeed Christ (6) and not Peter, yet some of our frequent visitors seem to have missed it.

The string of family miseries that your son listed - Divorce, suicide, drugs, alcoholism, annulment and contempt for the Word of God. - are the result of the failed Evangelization effort about which we frequently speak. A failure that was the logical result of the Administration embracing Mammon and selling Jesus and Mary down the river.

I beg you to share this letter with your sons - not necessarily to convince them to return to the Catholic Faith, but in the hopes of serving as a bridge to reconnect a family with mutual respect for their beliefs. Some people have been so harmed by the misapplication of the Catholic Faith by its Administrators that their psyche will not allow them to worship within a Catholic framework. In that case we must thank God that they can still live their Christianity in through another Christian institution.

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(0) Sola scriptura (Latin ablative, "by scripture alone") is the doctrine that the Bible contains all knowledge necessary for salvation and holiness. Consequently, sola scriptura demands only those doctrines are to be admitted or confessed that are found directly within or indirectly by using valid logical deduction or valid deductive reasoning from scripture. However, sola scriptura is not a denial of other authorities governing Christian life and devotion. Rather, it simply demands that all other authorities are subordinate to, and are to be corrected by, the written word of God. Sola scriptura was a foundational doctrinal principle of the Protestant Reformation held by the Reformers and is a formal principle of Protestantism today
(1) The missed opportunities
(2)  Our Position about the Catholic Faith
(3)  Our Position about the Roman Catholic Church Administration
(4) The Imperialization of Christianity
(5) There IS Salvation outside the Catholic Church - and Jesus says so!
(6) The true Petrine Ministry


Published 12 hours after the above Post

From the same (Mr.) IW from the initial Post above

Thank you Miguel!

For your information, I have not missed your message, as I have been consistent in conveying my love of the faith and disdain for the church institution to both my family and others.

The regret I feel for my sons is their disrespect for, and disregard of the Graces to be obtained through the Sacraments.

I shall send your response to them and hopefully it will open the dialogue.

IW

A. We regret the misunderstanding but, glad we are!, that you have understood our message well.

 Let us now pray and hope that your sons now understand/realize what you have been talking about.

The concept of "divorcing" the Faith from the Administration is so foreign (what can we expect after 1,600 years of incorrect Evangelization?) that they may have just missed it. The moment you started speaking/writing they may have gone into the automatic counterattack mode and missed your point.

Now we can say that you have done your part, we have done our part and now it is up to God to allow the outcome in perfect accordance to His Will.

Thank you for your prompt response and clarification.



Published on July 11th,
2012 [Feast St. Benedict, Patron of Europe]


As we approach July 16th....

....it may be a good idea to review the events in history which Providentially have taken place on such date.


From miguel de Portugal

We often read in the New Testament statements like: Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying...

It is very important that the Faithful understand that whatever "was done" was not done with the conscious purpose so that prophecy be fulfilled. Providence allowed it to (or "guided event so that it would") happen so that prophecy be fulfilled.

That recurring type of statement quoted above should be worded thus: Now all this took place (or occurred) that it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying...

We can assure you that no man forces the Hand of God in fulfillment of prophecy. Tragically there are individuals/organizations who feel that they have to do this or do that to fulfill this or that prophecy. God does not need, want or approve of such behavior. We must abandon ourselves to the Will of God and let Him move us in whatever manner He deems it appropriate always respecting our free will. Then, and only then whatever prophecy had to be fulfilled through that particular individual will come to pass.... and said individual may be the last to realize that his action fulfilled this or that prophecy.

I know - that IS my life.



Published on July 9th, 2012 [Mary, Miraculous Mother]

From (Mr.) IW @ US

The days are troublesome for me in that I find myself wondering "when" will all come to pass. For years (at least since 1997) I have been "tuned in" to the impending actions of God to chastise this world for its sinfulness, but the years pass by and the wait grows tiresome.

I realize that this delay is an act of mercy to allow time for people to repent; yet, it was a long time ago, that I stopped passing along messages to family and friends since they either disregard the messages initially or after a length of time consider the whole series of locutions/apparitions as nonsense.

Therefore, I have decided to simply pray, especially that the "warning" comes soon, hoping that the desired effect on those to whom I have reached out in the past.

IW

A
. Thank you for sharing with us your concerns so that we may address them in this Forum for the benefit of all.

Your "impatience" is understandable, especially as you see how far away from God humanity has gone, and continues to do at an ever increasing speed.
When God asked miguel de Portugal to leave all behind an follow Him, miguel knew that the purpose was to assist Him in the preparation of the world for the End of These Times, although miguel could not even come close in imagining in what capacity it was going to be. That was 21 years ago!

When God informed miguel of the delay - which by following the instructions of God he had, without knowing it, helped secure - was on July 1997, yet miguel did not know for how long. Thanks be to God (literally, once again!) miguel found out as the result of an interview with Gorbachev (1) that was published in 2002.

Therefore, dear brother in Christ, we can "prescribe" to you the recipe that will assist you in calming down these troublesome days. The last time (of many, many times) that we wrote about it, was on the News Commentary of July 7th, and we quote:

"Denial reigns. We have delivered all the warnings God wanted us to deliver. What humanity does about them is up to each individual living on this planet. We just pray that the members of the Elect, who are still deaf and blind, wake up before their pain gets unbearable."

If you have done that, and from your letter it seems that you have, then all you can do now is exactly what you are doing, and we now quote you: "Therefore, I have decided to simply pray, especially that the "warning" comes soon, hoping that the desired effect on those to whom I have reached out in the past."

Of course you would have wanted everyone whom you have contacted to have responded in a positive manner and acted accordingly.... so did Jesus when He walked amongst us 2,000 years ago. So we tell you what miguel tells himself when some of his days also become "troublesome":

"Remember, miguel, only those who need to respond will, and will do so on a timetable only known to God. Offer to God the suffering that you endure, as the result of the state of denial of most of humanity, as an act of love (and consolation) for Jesus, an act of reparation for the outrages committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the conversion of poor sinners."

Now, regarding the "warning" that you speak about. Remember what we wrote about that (2) on August 19, 2010, and from which we quote below:

Please be advised that: The Warning, Miracle and Sign announced at the time of the Garabandal phenomena at San Sebastián de Garabandal, Spain, between 1961 and 1965 may not come to pass in the manner in which they were announced then.

There is a very real possibility that the world is heading, without further ado, directly into the Chastisement, which was announced in Garabandal and Akita, and which we have independently confirmed several times since 1992.

We do not intend to explain, justify, or "do theology" regarding this notification any further at this time. ...

For those to whom God made a special promise associated with the Miracle, we say: Don't despair!  God will keep His Word; maybe not in the manner that you were expecting, but He will.

As we close this lengthy response, we wish to go on record stating that: As the answer to Mr. IW's letter was being formulated in miguel's heart, a "light" about how the world may go directly into the chastisement with the key prophecies of Garabandal still being fulfilled. As the revelation matures and if God Wills it, we will strive to publish it in the near future.

[A personal Note to Mr. IW: We will address the, just as important, second half of your letter at another time.]

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(1) Interview with Gorbachev
(2) About the announce Warning



Published on July 7th, 2012 [First Saturday of the Month]

On yesterday's Divine Encouragement page you read....

All your movements, your goings and comings, are controlled by Me. Every visit, all blessed by Me.  Every walk arranged by me. 

A blessing on all you do, on every interaction. Every meeting not a chance meeting, but planned by Me.  All blessed.

etc.

That does not mean that God preempts our free will. On the contrary, He sets the best stage possible and blesses it so that, if we exercise our free will properly in said stage, the outcome will be in perfect accordance to His Will, thus, the best for us.

Blessedly, He always has a "Plan B". Generally speaking, if we misuse the opportunity, some pain will result and that is what He means by "So your suffering has its purpose. It is a proof of Sonship."



From (Mr.) WO @ US

Dutchsince on YouTube has posited that, in addition to the great upticks in volcanic and seismic activity, that we are seeing plumes of steam rising from the ground. Particularly in the western US states. And in places like Louisiana, we are seeing large amounts of escaping methane, bubbling up in lakes and ponds, etc. He has also theorized about the possible connection between this natural occurrence being aggravated by Fracking operations in the Western US.

He has also theorized that the plumes are the result of magma rising underground. This would be superheating groundwater, thus causing the plumes of steam - which all seem to be happening simultaneously.

Could there be a possible connection with the vast wildfires in the western US states?

As any boy scout would know, if you do not completely extinguish a ground fire, so that the ground is COLD to the touch, you could potentially cause a root fire underground. The fine ends of tree roots can smolder from such heat, burning perhaps for weeks, until suddenly a forest fire results, unexpectedly.

If Dutchsince's magma heating/rising theory is correct, coupled with widespread dry conditions in the western forests, it might explain the "forest fires out of nowhere".

Your thoughts?

WO

A. As you know, we have enough inputs (from Heaven) that we do not go around checking "Who says what", thus are unaware of the information that you speak about, but for which we thank you. However, we do have a thing or two to add.

Several days ago "our source" of inputs had us check two key earthquake areas in the US - Yellowstone (1) and New Madrid (2). We used to check on them daily but stopped doing it since we cannot squeeze more out of a 24 hour day. Since we were familiar with both spots we immediately noted some serious anomalies.

To make the story short - We asked our cooperator in Puerto Rico, who has become our  resident expert in seismic activity, to take a look. She did and our initial conclusion was right: There is much going on in those areas and little is being reported in the official sites used to post the seismic data. There must certainly be a "good" (good for them, of course) reason for that.

RM located a page (3) where one can  simultaneously see the results of all seismographs of the Yellowstone area for any given day.

To give you an idea of the disconnect between the seismic data and what is reported Click Here and look up the LKWY-Lake display. It has been like that for days.  Notice that such ground agitation does not show up on the other seismographs which are close by nor by the page (1) reporting the seismic activity in the area.

With such tool in hand, interested individuals can keep an eye on the Yellowstone area's "pulse", as well as the cover up of the severe movements, by comparing the seismograph's output with the results published in the page (1) which is supposed to report that information to the general public.

In conclusion: Dutchsince's and your conclusions are certainly coherent with the "Let's keep the public in the dark while we figure out what is going on" syndrome of officials

Your timing was just in perfect synchronization with what we have been doing independently for some days now - which indicates the obvious Hand of God.
 
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(1) Yellowstone Area
(2) New Madrid Area
(3) Simultaneous view of all seismographs outputs.




Published on July 5th,
2012 [Feast of the Seven Joys of Mary]


From miguel de Portugal

We had a most unusual experience yesterday, July 4th. After realizing, hours later, how unusual it was, and why, we have decided to simply explain all that happened and let the Holy Spirit of God interpret for you what He Wills.

On July 4th we offered the Mass prepared for that particular U.S. holiday which appears the English version of the Roman Missal. Care was taken that all the prayers and Preface, appropriate for that Mass, were used.  The readings chosen were what I thought corresponded to the day.

When the readings were read it was clear to me that we should bring up both those readings to your attention. I did not know when or which Forum to use. Then it became clear - and not in a straight forward manner - that it should be done on this Forum and today! The "unusuality" of the situation increased when I could not locate the readings in either Missal - English or Spanish Roman Missals.

After some primitive detective work I discovered that I had chosen "by mistake", if you know what I mean, the Mass readings for July 6th - the First Friday of the Month.

The readings follow.

Amos 8

4 Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land, 5 saying,

"When will the New Moon be over that we may sell grain,and the Sabbath be ended that we may market wheat?" - skimping on the measure, boosting the price and cheating with dishonest scales, 6 buying the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals,   selling even the sweepings with the wheat.

[7 The Lord has sworn by himself, the Pride of Jacob: "I will never forget anything they have done. 8 "Will not the land tremble for this, and all who live in it mourn? The whole land will rise like the Nile; it will be stirred up and then sink like the river of Egypt.]

9 "In that day," declares the Sovereign Lord, "I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight. 10 I will turn your religious festivals into mourning  and all your singing into weeping. I will make all of you wear sackcloth and shave your heads. I will make that time like mourning for an only son and the end of it like a bitter day.

11 "The days are coming," declares the Sovereign Lord,"when I will send a famine through the land - not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord. 12 People will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the Lord, but they will not find it.


Verses 7 and 8 of the book of Amos were not part of the reading but in the already apparent sea of confusion they were read too.

Matthew 9

9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.

10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"

12 On hearing this, Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."


May the Holy Spirit show to you why I was strongly, and clearly, moved by Him to use them on the July 4th Mass and to share them with you right away.

One very important point I am to highlight is the most profound meaning of: "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

We all are sinners by definition; all born to man and woman after the fall, with the exception of Mary, are sinners. Therefore only those who truly acknowledge
their sinful nature are the ones whom He came to call; the only ones who will hear His call.

The rest, will not "go into their houses justified". Let us not forget what else He said about this:

[11] The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican. [12] I fast twice in a week: I give tithes of all that I possess. [13] And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven; but struck his breast, saying: O God, be merciful to me a sinner. [14] I say to you, this man went down into his house justified rather than the other: because every one that exalteth himself, shall be humbled: and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.  [Luke 18]



Published on July 4th,
2012 [
St. Elizabeth (Queen) of Portugal plus U.S. Celebration of Independence Day]


A reminder of our posted.... Devotional Prayers and Readings

*** 2012 Marian Feast Days and Jewish, Christian and Muslim Religious Days of Note



***The Holy Rosary with Scriptural Meditations  

The greatest results from praying (not saying!) the Rosary is to meditate on the the mysteries with through the appropriate Biblical verses.

*** His Holiness John Paul II Told the Shepherds of the Church : Teach Your People to Pray the Rosary

A translation of Pope John Paul II's message given in Portuguese to Bishop Serafim de Sousa Ferreira e Silva of Leiria-Fátima dated October 1, 1997

***Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross - Meditations and 35 Color Images of the Viacrucis.


*** The Passion of Jesus Christ

Think about the Passion of Jesus.... [In honor to the Seago Family]


*** Hymn Of Thanksgiving To Michael The Archangel

The best Praise is when we offer our acts of Thanksgiving for the innumerable favors received through St. Michael's Ministry.


*** Indulgences - Hope for the Souls in Purgatory

Perform acts of mercy for the Souls in Purgatory and secure their release through Indulgences granted by the Church.
 

*** Keep At Your Work

A meditation directing one's efforts toward God's Wishes
 

*** Novena to St. Michael the Archangel

Let us invoke the powerful protection of Michael the Archangel - the Prince of the People of God.


*** Novena to the Divine Mercy

Our Lord said (1209): I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fount of My mercy, that they may draw there from strength and refreshment and whatever graces they need in the hardships of life and, especially, at the hour of death.


*** Novenas to Rosa Mystica

Let us talk less and pray more - especially for those who do not even know how to pray.


*** Chaplet of Tears
 
In honor and consolation for the Seven Sorrows of Mary. Let us remember that every tear shed by Mary for Her Son Jesus was a tear that we have caused for our sins are the cause of the suffering Jesus had to endure for our benefit not His.

 
 *** Prayer of Entrustment to Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael the Archangels

Let us invoke the powerful protection of the Great Archangels - The Ones who chose to be loyal to God and to submit to His Will.
 

*** Let us pray  Psalm 91

...and find the security only God can provide.
 

*** Selected and Highly Recommended Prayers

We have chosen to release a number of prayers which miguel de Portugal has prayed (one must "pray" prayers; one must not "say" prayers) since almost the beginning of his journey.


*** Stop Worrying! PRAY, PRAY, PRAY

Make a real difference and offer God what He really wants - Prayers for the conversion of sinners!


*** The "Our Father"

The final choice is really in your hands!


*** The Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel

...and to the Nine Choirs of Angels


*** The First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Describes the First Friday devotion and offers specific prayers to adorn this devotion.

*** The First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Describes the First Saturday devotion and offers specific prayers to live this devotion.


*** The Relics of John the Baptist

The Muslims have greatly revered John the Baptist for centuries. Why? His greatest "contribution" was to announce and to prepare the world for the coming of Jesus Christ.

*** The Selection of the Christmas Date

Seeking the logic used by Our Heavenly Father in moving men to celebrate the date of Jesus' birth on December 25th


*** A Prayer of Repentance and Renewal

An invocation offered at the opening session of the Kansas Senate

 

*** Prayers Against satan and The Rebellious Angels - BUT FIRST - Know the Enemy!

Texts from the Holy Scriptures where the subject of demonic possession and attacks is discussed.
 

*** Prayers Against satan and The Rebellious Angels - An Exorcism

A prayer which may be used by the faithful and priests to curb the power of satan.   

   

*** Excerpt From the Book of the Prophet Zechariah

Zechariah - Chapter 13, verses 7-9
 

*** Excerpt of the First Book of Kings

First Book of Kings - Chapter 22, verses 1-38



Published on July 2nd, 2012

On June 30th the following document was announced on our Board....

    The Rise and Fall of the Regime of the False Christ

A simple and easy to understand Summary

If you visited that page at any time before Noon Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, July 1st, please note that entry  No. 1, under the heading "The reign of the False Christ:",  has been corrected. When we proofread Mr. Penn's summary, we overlooked it.



Published on July 1st, 2012

Religious Days of Note for JULY

3rd     St. Thomas - Apostle

4th     St. Elizabeth (Queen) of Portugal plus U.S. Celebration of Independence Day

5th     [Feast of the Seven Joys of Mary]

6th      First Friday of the Month

7th     First Saturday of the Month

9th     Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá (patroness of Colombia) plus [Mary, Miraculous Mother]

11th   St. Benedict - Patron of Europe

13th   [Mary, Mystical Rose (Rosa Mystica)] plus Revelation of the Secret of Fátima

16th   Our Lady of Mount Carmel + Scapular Feast Day

17th   [Feast of Mary's Humility]

20th   Ramadan (The holiest period in the Islamic year. This was the month in which the Qura'n was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. It is a time at which almost all Muslims over the age of 12 are expected to fast from sunup to sundown.) Based on sightability in North America, in 2012 Ramadan will start a day later - on Saturday, the 21st of July.

21st    Mary, Mother of Mercy (Saturday before 4th Sunday of July)

22nd   St. Mary Magdalene

25th    St. James the Greater - Apostle

26th    Saints Anne and Joachim - Grandparents of Jesus

28th   Mary, Queen of Peace



Published on June 30th,
2012 [Memorial of First Martyrs of Roman Church]


From (Mr.) IW @ Somewhere in the World
[our highlights]

I am facing constant anxiety and confusion as I turn my back on the material world, of which I have never striven to be a part of and always knew that it was not as it seemed.

I feel and have always felt comfortable and sure inside, but my problem has been in how to deal with the external worldI always shown love and compassion to my fellow humans, and always understood they were on their own spiritual paths and it was not for me to judge or assume but to accept.

This can be at times very trying as the lost/fractured souls can become aggressive, destructive and abusive when faced with unconditional love, as they do not know how to react to it.

In the many years I have followed the M+G+R site I have found it, more than anything else, to provide assurance and consolation that I am on the right path.  It is my only beacon of light in these trying times.  Thank you for the time and energy and you take to share your blessings with the world.

IW


A.
Thank you for the reassuring and consoling words of appreciation. May God continue to grant us the necessary Graces to serve all whom we must serve in accordance to His Will.

Your description of, and response from, the world environment could not possibly be more accurate. You certainly are part of a very small group composed of those who take very seriously the teachings of Jesus Christ and sincerely strive to practice them in their day to day life. A group which is the proverbial drop in the bucket filled with those who claim to be Christians.

You state: "my problem has been in how to deal with the external world". What consolation could miguel give you? Only that twenty-seven years after his flash conversion he still must pray every day asking God to help him deal/function with the external world to the extent he still has to

Your statement of: "they do not know how to react to it." also is miguel's "daily bread" and, at times, just as you said, "lost/fractured souls can become aggressive, destructive and abusive".

Allow us to share with you what miguel's daughter told him some years back (at that time she was mid thirties and single). In this case, the proverbial thousand words are worth more than a picture. She said: "I met this fellow at church and we have been talking a lot. He is really nice and I think that he is really interested in me.... unless he is like you."

Most people are used of others only showing an interest in them strictly for financial gain or romance - one night stand or long term. They cannot understand or discern that someone are really interested in them only for the love of God in our hearts.

In the town miguel resides now there are a few (that he knows of) young ladies - mid twenties to mid thirties - who thought that miguel was making romantic overtures at them because of the courtesy and attention he showed to them.... just like he does to the rest of the females and males (of any age) in the area.

What to do? Is miguel going to stop striving to behave in a manner coherent with his belief in God and His teachings because of a few misunderstood his behavior? Of course not! That is their problem; miguel's "problem" is to continue behaving in a manner coherent with his belief in God and His teachings. Courage, dear brother! Continue to be a beacon of light and love to others. As long as our intentions are good, God will take care of the proverbial "collateral damages".

On another "behavioral front" - Courteously deferring to others sometimes causes a particular "other" to become arrogant towards miguel. A brief moment of "a miguel that would make a glacier seem warm" brings the confused "other" to his/her senses. This usually ends the arrogance and behavior associated with it.

Dear brother in Christ, what you are experiencing "comes with the territory". Knock on His door every day and ask Him to give you the patience and whatever other virtues are needed to be able to properly interact with the world, to the extent He Wills that you do.

Summarizing: Remember my word that I said to you: The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have kept my word, they will keep yours also. [John 15:20]

Thank you for giving us this opportunity to bring this very real concern to the attention of our readers.




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