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From Gemeni @ USA [Published on May 30, 2004 - Pentecost Sunday]
Q. Sorry, but you're a bit incoherent - it's disappointing.
A. If we were to emulate your attitude, our response would be: "Sorry, but you're a bit uncharitable - move on!"But of course, we are not; therefore, that would not be our response. Our response is:We regret that you have failed to understand something that we attempted to get across and perhaps we did not do it in an appropriate manner. The most charitable thing to do, for the benefit of the thousands upon thousands of visitors that our Domain host every month, perhaps would have been to clearly explain why you believe that we are a "bit incoherent".
Perceived incoherence has three possible sources: (a) The information is not presented structured in a way that would avoid misunderstanding and/or misunderstanding; (b) The reader does not have the intellectual capacity to comprehend the complexity of the concept transmitted; or (c) The writer possesses far more internal and related information than is published, therefore, by inadvertently omitting a link, the whole context of the information would appear, without a doubt, incoherent.
In any of the three cases, a coherent and charitable commentary/question from a confused reader would benefit all - the unsatisfied reader, the writer and the general audience.
It would also help everyone, if the complaining individual would take the time to mention the document or e-mailing that may have triggered such uncharitable criticism.
A review of our document on The Principle of Coherence may help the complaining individual to understand the word "coherence" and what it means.
In the meantime, to prevent any further disappointment, your address has been temporarily removed form our lists.
From B @ USA [Published on May 27, 2004]
Q. J is a Protestant Christian, married, and is preparing to graduate... and enter the professional world... His family is a potpourri of Atheists, Protestants, Catholics, and Baptists. J and his siblings are the product of their parent's 32 year marriage and the parents have since been divorced and have established other relationships.
For some time now, the father has been married outside the Catholic Church to a practicing Catholic. The new bride has insisted that he go to the Catholic Church and seek the nullification of the 32 year marriage, resulting in the allowance of a new marriage in and by the Church. The father, being of very little conviction and reverence to God, sees nothing wrong with this and has agreed to expend his efforts in this arena.
J is extremely upset at this because of the obvious implications... Being a Protestant, he is trying to understand the position the Catholic Church is taking by allowing the annulment to occur.
What, specifically, is an annulment and it's consequences to Juan's father? What does the nullification of an established marriage render J and his siblings? What price will J have to pay for the actions of the father? J holds much contempt toward his father for this...
A. First things first. There are no spiritual consequences to J and his siblings because of his father's actions.
Each one of us stand before God alone, only accompanied by the merits that we were able to secure while journeying through Time as well as the prayers and intercession of our Heavenly Mother, Guardian Angel and Patron Saints seeking Divine Mercy for us at that time. (Remember the Rosary: In the Hail Mary we request of Mary: "...pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death")
Regarding the annulment per se, in this case there are two issues to consider: (a) Was there a Sacramental Matrimony there to begin with?; and (b) If J's father is "...of very little conviction and reverence to God."
If (b) is the case now and has always been with him, issue (a) has been already settled - there was no Sacramental Matrimony. However, everything else he will do - seeking an "official" annulment, having a "Church" Wedding, as they call it, etc. are worthless before God. Just another sham for money and appearances and not for the Glory of God.
Now, J and his siblings are not to pass judgment on their father's actions and behavior. They should respectfully but frankly share with him their displeasure because of the hypocrisy and not be a part of the sham of the "Church" Wedding.
Once that is done, no hard feelings or rejection of the father by J and siblings. None of that! They should then make it a point to pray for his conversion from now on.
Who knows? Maybe God allowed all of this to "line up some prayers" for the poor man.
Finally, you state: "Being a Protestant, he is trying to understand the position the Catholic Church is taking by allowing the annulment to occur."
Well, as you can see, nothing has changed - nothing new to understand: This is precisely why the Protestants came into being. They were protesting the abuses of power of the Roman Catholic Church.
From LJR @ USA [Published on May 24, 2004 - Feast of Mary, Help of Christians]
Q. I began to really think about the priests who sexually abused innocent people. I was staggered by the thought that those same hands dared to hold the Sacred Eucharist. The sorrow was so deep within me I was temporarily paralyzed.
I have been praying more this past year than I have since childhood. I have fervently prayed that Our Lord seal the door where evil dwells. If Satan were bound during these times, would humanity continue to commit such horrible acts as demonstrated in Rawanda, Bosnia, Iraq, and many other places?
Has humankind become evil in & of itself? Would we continue into evil even without the help of Satan? How deeply and urgently I pray that the Holy Spirit will come soon.
Thank you again for your most compassionate web site.
A. First and foremost: Your kind words Glorify God Whom we strive to serve.
Regarding satan's influence - we can assure you, with the full support of the Sacred Scriptures and personal experience, that he is on a leash - God's leash - and will only be able to inflict the harm that God allows as He dispenses Divine Justice or to give a soul the opportunity to prove its loyalty to Him [Job 1:1-12] and then further increase the Graces He originally bestowed in said soul.
First we read in Revelations 20: 1 - 101 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.Then we read in Job 1: 1-12
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. 7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil. 2 And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. 3 His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east....
6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. 7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 8 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
9 Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. 11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. 12 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.
Amongst the information that you learn in the above quotation from the book of Revelations, notice that satan is given one more, but very brief, chance to deceive again at the very end. Because our fallen nature - that is - our inclination to make the wrong choices (which varies in degrees from person to person depending of the individual characteristics of a particular soul) - many would be induced to do so again once satan is released one last time.
We say "last time" because Revelations 20:10 depicts the permanent end of satan's influence on the human soul.
Now we are living the period mentioned in Revelations 13:5 [And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months (*).] which is within the period in Revelations 20: 1- 10; a period that will come to its conclusion, together with our planet (the created Universe too?) in the year 2832 A.D.
For some reason unknown to us, God has moved miguel de Portugal to make such statement public now - something that he has known for quite some time. However, he will not respond to questions regarding such statement. As of now, miguel de Portugal does not have detailed information of the period between Step No. 17 [Sequence of Events Leading to the End of These Times] and "The End" referred to above.
(*) For those who like to make calculations and try to decipher future dates: Numbers in the Holy Scriptures are indeed coded (but not by da Vinci...). For example, those 42 months, could also be 42 years or 42 weeks - or all three depending what God Wills to apply them to. The 70 weeks of Daniel [Dn 9:24], are also counted as 70 years and even 490 years (a week has seven days, therefore, translating that to years: 70 sets of 7 years = 490) . What those numbers represent in each situation is known only to whom God reveals the keys to those codes, and we assure you - Mr. da Vinci was not one of them.
From TF @ USA [Published on May 17, 2004]
Q. Your website is truly a blessing and one to which I desire to direct others. But I have one problem and a recommendation:
Your website is a labyrinth of interconnected documents without a "map" to navigate. Perhaps I am missing something at the website, but I cannot find anywhere, an index that lists all of the documents published so that one could go directly to a specific topic or document without searching for the proverbial "needle in the haystack".
As you have commented that you will soon take this website down as your mission to inform draws to a close.... how is it possible to for I and others to download or print all of what is available without access to an index?
I would appreciate your response.
A. First and foremost: Your kind words Glorify God Whom we strive to serve.
The answer/comments will be given in three parts:
(a) If you go to the Main Index in English, you will see a series of entries. Many of those entries lead to yet other indexes where documents of the same general subject are listed. This covers probably 80 % of the documents on line.
Unfortunately, not all documents are listed in the secondary Indexes since we do not have the appropriate staffing that is willing to do so.
(b) We will not take down our Websites. What we are doing is removing documents and/or Notes within documents which may be perceived as of a political nature, although related to the End of These Times. Warnings to world leaders, consonant with m de P's function, will remain.
(c) The why "...we do not have the appropriate staffing that is willing to do so." and "how is it possible to for I and others to download or print all of what is available without access to an index?" will be addressed elsewhere.
From MAG @ USA [Published on May 13, 2004]
Q. My family and I watch EWTN network daily, it seems our only comfort of the day and encouragement, truly I feel like the Mass they say and they sermons they give are truly of the Catholic Church and the Priest and brothers are so devout in the teaching of the True Catholic Faith.
Do you think Mother Angelica has played a big role today in bringing about a lot of Catholics to the Church.
Jesus I trust in You
A.Indeed she has! m de P and her corresponded frequently in years past. A family heirloom, a solid gold rosary, that was given to him in appreciation and honor was, in turn, given to Mother Angelica and her nuns to be used before the Blessed Sacrament.
A subsequent Easter Tridium their prayers before the Blessed Sacrament were offered on behalf of m de P and the fulfillment of the Will of God through his hands... and then... absolute silence. Not even the monthly EWTN newsletter.
As time allowed it and m de P pieced the unusual events together it became obvious that: Fr. Michael was moved out, all of a sudden EWTN became flushed with cash, their empire flourished worldwide and Mother Angelica with her nuns were "shipped" out to a new, luxurious and very controversial Monastery.
It became obvious that what had happened with H.H. Paul II had happened with Mother Angelica.
Regarding the Marian Movement of Priests... That is another and completely different story.
May all those who have Ears, Hear; and Eyes, See!
From Many @ Everywhere [Published on May 11, 2004]
Q. [Various questions and /or remarks form various readers]
A. Many of the comments and questions that we are receiving indicate that the Biblical references given are not being read nor prayerfully meditated upon. It is imperative that the Holy Scriptures become the underpinning of the preparation to be undertaken by the true remnant to safely navigate through These Times.From Mrs. FS @ USA [Published on May 9, 2004]
We also recommend the daily readings from the Holy Scriptures scheduled for the Masses, even if you do not attend Mass on a daily basis.
We further encourage the faithful to pay less attention to what "the latest seer is predicting" and pay more attention to what God has said through the Holy Scriptures regarding These Times.
Please, also take note that we do not engage in debates, therefore, do not waste time attempting to do so since the DELETE button is utilized the moment we realize that such is the intent of any communication. We have carefully and clearly explained how what miguel de Portugal writes, in the Name of God, is to be taken or not. Be assured, the true remnant cannot afford that he spends his time engaging in debates stemming from sheer fanaticism.
And last, but not least, miguel de Portugal expects to be attacked and slandered, directly and indirectly, by the Religious Establishment in control and by those who profit from it. What should be expected regarding someone who continues to reflect the Light from above on the very worldly agendas of those hiding behind veils of piety?
Was Elijah spared? Was Jeremiah spared? Was John the Baptist spared? Was Paul spared? For that matter: Was Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ spared? Nothing has changed! Once a Religious Establishment is in control... corruption follows.
We think of it as a Spiritual Badge of Honor, nonetheless, we must not forget to pray for our enemies and persecutors as Our Lord Jesus Christ taught us. They do not know what they do and what will come upon them should they continue to lurk in the darkness.
Q. Dear Sir(s),From VA @ Australia [Published on May 4, 2004]
I have been reading your site for some time now, and came across an article questions regarding denying communion to those who are in sin, such as those married outside the RC church, and politicians, like Kerry who publicly support abortion (rights?).
Are you truly saying politicians have no influence or should be separated from the church? As separation of church and state?
Are you saying that people in sin should receive communion, to nourish themselves, since they are spiritually sick? What about sacrilege?
If you stand for the above; you are going against Catholic Teaching rather than supporting it. The Bible also states not to come "undressed" to a banquet, lest you be ejected to "wail and grind [their] teeth."
Please clarify if I have misunderstood; the sacrament or reconciliation and the amendment of one's life must occur before receiving Our Lord Jesus Christ in The Blessed Sacrament. You receive no grace in a state of mortal sin, and you offend God greatly by presuming you are worthy to receive, when you are not. Such scandal only gives wrong example to others that confession, penance and amendment of one's life in Christ is not necessary.
If these are what you preach Miguel de Portugal is not listening to the True Spirit of God, but another spirit of evil.
What say ye?
A. It seems to us that most of your questions were clearly answered in our document entitled: Divorce and Confession.
The answers that may be lacking in such document we have clearly addressed in our past documents entitled:
The True Petrine Ministry
Foundation of Faith
The Vatican Forgery
Rome Has Lost the Faith
Our Position Regarding The Catholic Faith, and finally
Who Is the Voice Who Speaks Through The M+G+R Foundation?
In addition, consider the following: Did our Lord Jesus Christ endorse the activities and behavior of the Temple Masters of His time? Did John the Baptizer echoed the very worldly teachings of the Temple Masters of his time?
If there is a Second Coming of Christ it is precisely for the same reason as for the First Coming, which, in common street lingo was: "What part of My Father's Law don't you understand?"
For the Second Coming it would be: "You do not seem to get right, do you? I will show you now the hard way!"
Miguel de Portugal is listening to the same Spirit John the Baptizer was, which indeed is "another spirit" than what the Vatican Masters have been listening and preaching about for centuries at the expense of immense suffering of the children of God.
"What say ye?" you ask? You and others may find the answer to that question in Gamaliel's advise to the Sahendrin [Acts5:34-39]:Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space; And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men. For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought.
After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed. And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
Q. Thank you for your pages at MRG. All my family have always been devoted to our Lady of Fátima.From GloriaadDeum @ USA [Published on April 27, 2004]
I just wanted to share this thought with you. We usually do pray the Rosary for the conversion of sinners, etc., just as Our Lady asked. Through your pages I have learnt (or trying to anyway) to pray for our enemies or rather our not so friendly "friends".
I was trying to set this same example to my mother, as after the Rosary she very often adds "for all our souls" (our family when we die).
I really thought she should stop offering prayers for us, as I thought Our Lord will provide for us if we pray for other people.
So when I told her that we should just offer it for the conversion of sinners, she replied: " Well, we are not saints we a sinners too you know"
I believe now she is very right, therefore I think we should all include this in our prayers..... for us and all our families.
A. We also sincerely thank you for this opportunity to clarify this most confusing point.
Yes, your mother is absolutely right: We are all sinners. Mary was, is and will ever be the only exception. However, when the Immaculate One speaks about "poor sinners" [Page 164 of "Fátima in Lucía's Own Words"] or when it is mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures, "sinners" specifically mean those who are living in grave sin and either are not aware of it or could not care less (also out of ignorance).
Of course we must pray for the members of our families but not at the exclusion of others who may have no one to pray for them. God is counting on such acts of selfless charity and Christians better believe this, because we (many of which claim to "know better") will be held responsible for how we act upon this key component of the Divine Plan of Salvation.
For more details on this particular issue, please visit a document that we published today and which is entitled: How Love Is Replaced By Fear and How To Avoid It
Q. Bible says Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son - 1Peter1:11 calls the Holy Spirit "the Spirit of Christ"
Gloria ad Deum
A. We sincerely thank you for this opportunity to address what we consider the seed of Fundamentalism and Fanaticism - Biblical Literalism.
You state: 'Bible says Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son - 1Peter1:11 calls the Holy Spirit "the Spirit of Christ"'.
Since you have made no other statement we will presume that you are countering some statement which we may have made in one of our documents which addresses the precedence of the Holy Spirit.
Following we shall try to respond to you and to million others regarding Biblical Literalism...
We also read in the Holy Scriptures...Mt 23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.Then, why are Catholics taught to call the priests "Father" and the Pope "Holy Father"?
We also read in the Holy Scriptures...Mt 5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.Then we should cut any bodily member that may cause offense by misuse - for thieves, murderers and adulterers... Right? Wrong!
We also read in the Holy Scriptures...Mt 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.This should be the end of the Catholic Rosaries, Litanies, Chaplets, etc. Right? Wrong!
We also read in the Holy Scriptures...Mt 19:16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? Mt 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.... Mt 19:20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Mt 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.From what miguel de Portugal witnesses in this world amongst those who call themselves Christians, Heaven is going to be a mighty empty place. Right? Wrong!
We also read in the Holy Scriptures...Lu 9:49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. Lu 9:50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.But hasn't the Roman Catholic Church insisted over the centuries that there is no salvation outside the Church? Right! Wrong!
We further read in the Holy Scriptures...Mt 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. Mt 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.Therefore, we should dissolve all courts of justice and allow all kind of social and moral disorders to take place... after all, since none of us can "cast the first stone" [Jn 8:7] we should "look the other way". Right? Wrong!
This is why, dear reader, we must strive to be coherent in everything; most specially while trying to learn from the Holy Scriptures.
The Word of God is perfect, therefore, the messages through the Holy Scriptures must be perfect AND coherent. If we find conflicts it is only because we are faced with a poor translation OR we are not being illuminated by the Holy Spirit - without Which we cannot truly comprehend His Word.
The world just has too many Biblical Experts and too few humble souls praying as God has consistently asked His children to do through our Holy Mother, Mary. If Catholics would have obeyed what Mary kept instructing us to do, the world would have been a much better place - after all... all She really calls us to do is to go back to Her Son and His Gospel.
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