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on March 30th]
I am not interested in the Mayans
I was perusing the links to see what was there.
was reflecting on this "Mayan" craze. The new Mel Gibson movie is
about Mayan sacrifice. Another piece of uplifting entertainment I
I was also thinking today, I am
troubled by the number of ordinary people who are totally oblivious to
what is happening. I am very concerned about these people
their lives and besides praying and doing what I can to lead a better
life as an example, I am not sure what else to do.
means THAT MOST PEOPLE ARE LOST. However, it would seem that God
not want this, and I wonder if at the moment of death, these people see
the light and are saved. If not for this kind of miracle, it
seem that only a tiny fraction of humanity will be saved. That
I somehow cannot believe that God would allow this. I have
right to judge what God wants, but at this late date, if we continue on
our current trajectory, most people will not find God. The other
concept which I am sure that you know is that it is best if you know
God, BEFORE you have a problem, since it is easier to approach
should stop worrying, but it is a concern. When I have a concern
helps me to think harder to see if there is anything else I might be
able to do.
realize that the path is the narrow gate, but it seems such a waste
that so many will not make it. I am hoping that God provides some
of window of Mercy at the end. I'd like to think that He has done
for preceding generations since none of them had any apocalypse in
Bush is about to send the US over the
From Initials VR
on March 26th]
Was it not Judas who was disturbed with the nard being poured on the
feet of the Lord? Was it not he who grumbled that it could instead have
been sold and the money given to charity? [John 12: 4-5]
Now it is worse. They sell blasphemy (Archer's "The Gospel of Judas")
and give the money to the poor!
May God Bless us all,
From Initials LP
on March 25th - Feast of The Annunciation]
This hymn (*)
reminds me of what I see in the "Divine Encouragement"
This particular song gave me consolation in the winter of
1978-1979, when I had done a story about some far-left criminals in
Oregon, and was catching hell from leftists in town for what I had
It was in the summer of 1978 that I had returned to Christ,
and began going to church again after a 13-year lapse, and as I worked
on that awful story that winter, I prayed a lot ... and got the divine
assistance that the song describes.
(*) How Firm
From Initials Withheld
on March 20th]
Several items regarding Archer's Gospel of Judas ... the date of
publication is tomorrow, March 20th, we will see what happens
Meanwhile the following should serve as a preparation for its
The book web page indicates that the Judas book is being published
simultaneously in 10 countries - including Portugal.
The list is here:
Here are the countries:
Here is the home page for the book as it
is tonight, with the October 2006 quote from B16 at the top of the page:
Quote, with bold added:
"The book, which
is presented in gospel style with two-colour text, ribbon marker and
gilded edges, and "written" by the son of Judas,
is a highly readable and gripping account of the stories of Jesus and
Judas, which will open a whole new debate among secular and religious
And here are
the clerical endorsers that
Archer lists - I put their names in red. Carey, the former
Archbishop of Canterbury, has a reputation among Anglicans for being
Evangelical and orthodox. (He has no use for gay unions, but
women priests and has been very gentle in dealing with the antics of
the Royal Family.)
Quote, with red/bold added:
for The Gospel According to Judas, by Benjamin Iscariot:
--Archbishop Desmond Tutu
have read it and like it very much indeed!"
--Lord Carey, former Archbishop of
am writing to both of
you together to offer my congratulations for the work that you are
doing, and which should do a great deal of good."
--Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini,
Archbishop emeritus of Milan and former rector of the Pontifical
share with you the hope that it may lead many more people to turn to
the four Gospels and to present a compassionate Jesus."
--Denis J Hart, Archbishop of Melbourne"
And the news page indicates that
the RC Cathedral of Westminster will host a debate early on:
Jeffrey Archer |
News & Events
"Appearance at Westminster Cathedral
On Wednesday 21 March at 6:30pm, there will be a lecture and
debate on The
Gospel According to Judas, with Jeffrey and Professor
Moloney at Cathedral Hall, Westminster
Cathedral, Ambrosden Avenue, SW1.
attend, please contact Louise Crumley at email@example.com."
Here is the latest
story in the London Telegraph. The lead graf says that the book
be launched in Rome today. Remember that this is the British
will know soon enough.
Here are the key parts of the long article, with bold added:
Archer's new book is launched in Rome today, Peter Stanford asks the
former jailbird what drew him to the bad boy of the gospels"
about Judas as
scapegoat then, I suggest? Archer's new book presents the errant
apostle as someone as much sinned against by subsequent Christian
scribes, anxious to paint him in the blackest light, as he himself ever
"sinned" against Jesus. Does Archer feel a connection because he has,
some have argued, been scapegoated as the epitome of Tory rule in the
1980s when he was deputy chairman and a star fund-raiser for
Senders Comments in brackets:
Archer was a "deputy chairman and star fund-raiser for Margaret
Thatcher"! This is a very important item:
It establishes that Archer is a conservative,
not a "pinko-liberal"
Thatcher was a close collaborator with Reagan and, later, Gorbachev
As I recall, when
Saddam invaded Kuwait in August 1990, for the first day or two George
HW Bush was NOT taking a hard line against the attack. It is as
was following through on the "wink-wink" that Ambassador Glasspie
supposedly to Saddam earlier that year, when Saddam hinted at his
plans. But Thacher was firmly anti-Saddam as soon as the invasion
occurred, and (I believe) that it was her intervention that stiffened
Bush the Elder's resolve to oppose the invasion. (Note: I don't
sources; this is just based on what I recall from the period.)
Given points 1-3 above, it seems likely that Archer is a part of the
social circle of key NWO players. ]
Back to the quotes
from the Telegraph story. The interviewer asked:
it just be
then, I persist, that his patent wish in the text to rehabilitate Judas
has something to do with his own desire to be rehabilitated?"
and Archer replied:
"Go boil your head." It's
said in a good-humoured
way. Almost. "I'm writing a new novel. I've just been offered a new
television series. I'm travelling to Rome and America next
week. What else do I want? No thank you."
"How deep this new,
humbler streak goes will be tested today when Archer stages
the "global launch" of The Gospel According to Judas in Rome."
"The project was stalled
until two years ago. "I
was having sausage and mash at the pub with Father Michael Seed and I
mentioned my idea and he said, 'Oh Jeffrey, you must meet Cardinal
Father Seed is, of
course, the Roman Catholic
priest and friend of the Blairs who is well-known for working with
high-profile converts to the Church such as Ann Widdecombe and John
Gummer. It was through Martini, a former Archbishop of Milan, once the
great hope of liberal Catholics as the successor to Pope John Paul II,
but now living in retirement, that Archer was put in touch with the
priest who is his co-author.
In the past, the
uncharitable have suggested Archer's
string of best-selling novels, dating back to Not a Penny More, Not a
Penny Less, which rescued him from bankruptcy in the 1970s, are not all
his own work. On The Gospel According to Judas, he is a proud
to have landed such a distinguished collaborator as the Australian
Catholic theologian and long-time papal adviser, Father Francis
Moloney, whom Archer calls "Frank".
Why was he so anxious
about academic credibility? "I
guess it's being married to an academic [Mary Archer taught chemistry
at Cambridge]." The book itself - he is keen that it is not called a
novel but a gospel - is an impressive piece of scholarship, with a
nine-page glossary. "That was Frank's work," Archer says modestly. "I
just got him to cut it down from 30 pages so the masses wouldn't get
bogged down in it."
There is no
sensationalism in The Gospel
According to Judas, and little controversy. The suggestion that Judas
did not regard Jesus as the Messiah come to save humankind but rather
as a saviour to liberate the Israelites from Roman occupation is a
standard one in academic discourse. Even the presentation is
disarmingly straight. Despite Archer's previous literary reputation, he
will certainly not be facing any accusations of blasphemy. One
of his friends, he reports, has even called it boring.."
And here is a current story from the Australian press:
goes to rehab - Books - Entertainment - theage.com.au
"I am talking to Francis
J. Moloney, a man who wears several impressive hats. He is one
of the most respected biblical scholars in the world. He
is head of the Australian Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco, an
order of Catholic priests dedicated to helping young people in trouble.
He is also, in one of the most unlikely cultural pairings since Kylie
Minogue recorded with Nick Cave, the collaborator with Jeffrey Archer
in a new book, The Gospel According to Judas."
and Moloney says of himself:
trouble from the extreme right
and the extreme left," he says. "The problem is the right are in power.
George Pell will be annoyed by this. But I think I can handle these
people, I'm an internationally accepted scholar."
Indeed he is. The author of almost 40
books, many on the gospels, Moloney
served for 18 years on the International Theological Commission to the
Holy See. His positions have included professor of New Testament at the
Catholic University of America in Washington DC and president of the
Catholic Biblical Association of America.
There were dozens of gospels
written in the first few centuries after Christ's death, but
Moloney says: "They
were never intended to be a factual history of Jesus. Most of what the
gospels say happened did happen. But certain major elements are the
fruit of the imagination of the preaching church. They're
narratives composed of memories and stories, with the objective of
showing what God had done for us through the life of Jesus Christ."
Why did the four gospels in the New
Testament survive? Moloney says
it's because they best addressed the issues readers were trying to
grapple with at the time the early church established a canon.
At least some of the issues we're
grappling with are different from
those that preoccupied the first and second centuries, so maybe we need
a new gospel to reflect this?
"I would hope that it throws into
greater relief the human side of Jesus," he says. "I have him smile. I
have eliminated some of the more spectacular miracles that people have
trouble accepting. What I've left in are the sort of things I think
Jesus possibly did."
So no walking on water, no
turning water into wine.
"It's a more realistic Jesus.
It's a more human Jesus and I hope a more compassionate Jesus.
I think the Christian Church at the moment is in desperate need of more
Senders Comments in brackets:
[ Moloney sounds like he belongs with the Jesus Seminar, the
who, in the late 1990s, issued a revised BIble in which they added the
"Gospel of Thomas" as a fifth gospel, and voted on the likelihood that
Jesus really said and did the things that the Evangelists credited to
him. As I recall, the "Jesus" that emerged from their redaction
Bible was not the kind of person that anyone would bother to crucify. ]
and the article continues:
"ARCHER'S ACCOUNT TO me of meeting
Moloney is told as though part of one of his novels.
He flew to Italy to ask the ageing Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini,
archbishop emeritus of Milan and "the world's leading expert on the New
Testament", to do the book with him.
Martini was too ill, so Archer
asked him to name "the finest
pupil he had ever taught" when rector of the Pontifical Biblical
Institute in Rome, "the centre of the Catholic Church". Martini named
Moloney. Moloney says Martini encouraged him to take it on. "He told me
he thought it was a very worthwhile project and needed to be done
(because there's a) gross misunderstanding of Judas."
There were more trips to Rome, where
agreement was reached about 15
months ago. Archer hints at some higher purpose in all this: "Martini
introducing him to me and what's happened since, things have just
fallen into place. They're more than coincidental in my view."
"Moloney hopes the result will
provoke useful discussion of
Judas and encourage people to think again about the four familiar
gospels, spurred in part by the contents of the 10 pages of
notes included in the book. The money he makes will be used to build a
secondary school in Samoa.
It all sounds very promising. Is
it possible Archer was sent to him by God?
"I think so," Moloney says.
"I'm at the end of my academic
career and this is a remarkable thing, that after 40 years of thinking
and writing at universities, suddenly Jeffrey Archer, who's published
millions of books, asks me into his world to write something with him
that will open the minds and hearts of many people to the message of
on March 18th]
The quoted article (from Wall Street Journal March 16, 2007) shows why man's
concern for the welfare of his fellow man is so phony.
all the talk of world health, prevention of disease, and the most
unholy of all, "illegal drugs," we have clear evidence that an industry
clearly associated with premature death is legal, encouraged, and
do not understand how sane people can stop from screaming about this
hypocrisy. We clearly deserve whatever punishment God will send
The key paragraph is listed below.
ability to endure is all the more striking in an era when many
companies – from the petroleum, investment-banking and airline
industries, among others -- have reached a realization that a poor
public image hurts the bottom line. After all, in the U.S. during the
late 1990s, "tobacco killed more people than the combined total of
those who died from AIDS, car accidents, alcohol, murder
suicide, illegal drugs and fire," the Economist notes.
to the "deaths of more than 400,000 Americans each year, 160,000 of
them from lung cancer." And yet 50 million Americans continue to smoke.
A new book from Harvard professor Allan Brandt, reviewed by the
magazine, examines the tobacco industry's history, from the 1881
invention of the automatic rolling machine though the Bush
administration's decision last year to back away from a case aimed at
making the industry responsible for the federal costs of treating
Mr. Brandt concludes: "The legal assault on
Big Tobacco had been all but repelled. The industry was decidedly
intact, ready to do business profitably at home and abroad."
on March 18th]
"Cardinal" Egan has once again shown his true demonic colors by
tricking the Manhattan pastor of the only remaining Lithuanian national
parish to come to the Chancery for a meeting with Egan....... so that
hired goons, on
, could change the locks on the Church
of Our Lady of Vilnius. Fr. Eugene Sawicki. J.C.L. returned to find
himself locked out of his rectory! And the church is now, abruptly
While the parish is small and non resident in the area (it never
was a Lithuanian neighborhood, the people came from all over the city),
it was financially self supporting, to the best of my knowledge. The
building sit in the VERY trendy Soho neighborhood, surrounded by the
residences, flesh pots, galleries, and clubs of the glitterati......
like Robert De Niro and other Hollywood personas. It is simply very
valuable real estate which Egan desires to sell for millions to fill
the Diocesan coffers........ and likely to pay off sex abuse legal
What makes this even sicker is that Egan met with and received
pleas from the the Consul General and President of Lithuania, both via
letter and a personal meeting with the Consul General!
May Egan come to repentance before he goes to meet Christ!
From Initials Withheld
on March 12th]
It seems that Jeffrey Archer - Publisher of The Gospel of Judas
Iscariot (to be released on March 20th) - would get on well with those
in the Vatican who fabricated the version of the Third Secret of
From his Wikipedia bio: (*)
"There has been much confusion over the
details of Archer's life
and there is evidence that he has exploited ambiguities or else
fabricated details on many occasions--for example, he once claimed in a
television interview that his father was Viceroy
and at another time referred to him as British consul
In fact, Brunei has never had a Viceroy, nor did Singapore have a
British consul at the time (having been a British colony)."
Archer had been selected by the
Conservative Party as their candidate for the London
mayoral election of 2000. He was forced to withdraw from the race
when it was revealed that he was facing a charge of perjury.
In November 1999 Ted Francis, a friend
(who claimed Archer owed him
money) and Archer's former personal assistant Angela Peppiatt (whom
Archer had been semi-maintaining) claimed that he had fabricated an alibi in the 1987
trial. They were apparently concerned that Archer was standing as Mayor of London
and doubted that he was suitable for the post. The personal secretary
had apparently kept a secret diary of Archer's movements. This formed
the basis of the case against Archer.
The News of the World printed the
allegations on 21 November 1999 and William
the Conservative Party leader, forced Archer to withdraw as the Party's
Mayoral candidate the following day. Hague said "This is the end of
Politics for Jeffrey Archer. I will not tolerate such behaviour in my
he had described Archer as a candidate of "Probity and integrity. I'm
going to back him all the way" at the Conservative party conference.
Hague was never keen on Archer's running for the job in the first place but
as Archer was voted top of the poll by the Conservative associations he
On 4 February 2000 Archer
was expelled from the Conservative Party for five years. On 26
he was charged with perjury and perverting the course of justice (i.e.,
obstruction of justice) during the 1987 libel trial.
A few months before the beginning of the
perjury trial, Archer began
performing in the star role in a courtroom play (which he also wrote)
called The Accused. The play was staged at London's Theatre
and concerns the court trial of an alleged murderer from beginning to
end. While its plot appeared to have been largely borrowed from a 1950s
for the Prosecution (based on a play by Agatha Christie),
the play used the innovation of assigning the role of jury in the trial
to the audience, with theatre-goers voting on whether Archer's
character was innocent or guilty at the end of each night's
performance. The trick of using a jury from the audience was previously
used in 1934 by Ayn Rand in her play "Night of January 16". Archer
would attend his real trial during the day and be judged in his
fictional trial at the theatre in the evening.
The real life trial began on 30 May 2001. On 19 July
Lord Archer was found guilty of perjury and perverting the course of
justice at the 1987 trial. He was sentenced to a total of four years'
imprisonment by Mr. Justice Potts. The most ironic aspect of his trial
was that he had fabricated the alibi for the wrong date. Archer never
spoke during the trial. Ted Francis was found not guilty of perverting
the course of justice.
Archer's mother died on 11 July
87, and he was released for the day on 21 July to attend the
Archer originally was sent to Belmarsh Prison,
but was moved to the category "C" Wayland Prison
and to HMP
North Sea Camp, an open
prison in October 2001. From there he was let out to work at the Theatre
Royal in Lincoln, England,
and was allowed occasional home
Reports in the media, which showed a continuing interest in him,
claimed that he had been abusing this privilege by attending lunches
with friends, and in September 2002 he was transferred to Lincoln
Prison for a month.
In October 2002 Archer repaid the Daily
Star the £500,000
damages he had received in 1987, as well as legal costs of £1
(under the British legal system, losing claimants must re-pay the
defendant's legal costs). That month, he was suspended from Marylebone
Cricket Club for seven years for his behaviour.
On 21 July 2003 he was
released on licence, after serving half of his sentence,
Hollesley Bay, Suffolk. In September 2003, the government announced
reforms that would prevent convicted criminals from serving in the House of Lords;
supporters argued that other peers sent to prison, such as Lord
Kagan, were not stripped of their titles. Those reforms have yet to
Many of Lord Archer's friends remained
loyal to him. He and Lady Archer were invited guests to the Memorial
Service for Norris McWhirter
Martin-in-the-Fields on Thursday, 7 October 2004 where
they were observed sitting in the same pew as former head of the Conservative
Monday Club, Gregory Lauder-Frost, and directly in front of Lady
Thatcher, who made a point of embracing Lady Archer.
In the 2006 book "The Wonga Coup" by Adam
Roberts, Archer was accused of being one of the backers of the 2004 coup in Equatorial
Records seized by prosecutors in the trial following the failed coup
attempt show a bank transfer was made from the account of a "J.H.
Archer" into the account of Simon Mann. Archer
has denied involvement.
On 17 September 2005 Archer
was appearing at an event in Manchester for the
tenth birthday of Kirsty Howard to
raise money for the Francis
House Children's Hospice. Someone shouted out "Monica". Archer
looked up and had a bucket of cold porridge thrown over him. The
In November 2005, after being expelled
from the Conservative Party in 2000, he made a bid to re-join the party.
newspaper reported of the "coincidence" that his bid to re-join the
Conservative party, and the ensuing publicity, coincided with details
of his forthcoming book being released.
On 26 February 2006 on Andrew
Marr's Sunday AM
programme, Archer said he had no interest in returning to politics: he
would pursue his writing career instead."
Yet, it seems that he's worthy of honor from the Bush Administration
or from the Vatican, it seems.
Archer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
on March 11th]
There is a long article on the eclipse of "Liberation
Theology" in the RCC. (*) This part got my attention (it is toward the
end of the story) - bold added by me:
"A liberating perspective clearly
exists in the Kenyan Church, but
there is still a strongly hierarchical element in African Catholicism. We
attended Mass in one of Nairobi's slums, where a large congregation of
slum-dwellers had gathered in the open air. The Gospel reading seemed
heaven-sent for the occasion, with Christ reading from Isaiah to
describe his mission of bringing good news to the poor and letting the
oppressed go free (Luke 4: 18-19).
In his homily, the priest told
this gathering of some of the
most excluded people on earth that, if we want to understand the causes
of poverty and injustice, we must not look outwards at structures and
institutions, but inwards at the evil in our own hearts. It seemed a
harsh message for people whose lives are blighted by political
corruption and a global economic order that is indifferent to the
misery of millions like them.
Then, when it came to Communion,
a deacon reminded us that
only those in a state of grace were entitled to receive the Eucharist.
Very few went up and, when someone in our group asked why, we were told
it was because most of them were single mothers. Some of us left that
Mass feeling distressed and angry, and I felt ashamed of having taken
Communion in a rite in which the rich felt qualified to receive while
the destitute felt themselves to be unworthy.
Like much else over the last few weeks,
this encounter with
Catholicism in Africa was a challenging experience of contrasts and
paradoxes. On the one hand, there was a vibrant sense of a
Church that takes its place at the forefront of the struggle for justice,
so that, if liberation theology itself has become somewhat exhausted,
its message has seeded itself in the grassroots life of the Church of
the poor. On the other hand, it is still a Church capable of
stifling Christ's incarnational presence through an excessive emphasis
on hierarchical structures and moral values ill-suited to cope with the
struggle against HIV/Aids."
It seems as if the RCC has been teaching an inverted gospel, in
which Christ comes to comfort and strengthen the "well," while sending
away the poor and those who are aware of their own sin. What
catachesis preceded this moment, if its "success" was to persuade
single mothers that they are unworthy of the Eucharist!
on March 9th]
"Dylan a False 'Prophet,'
Says Pope Benedict"
Who could make this one up?
Shouldn't the headline be::
Bob Dylan, antiwar singer from the 1960s, a 'false prophet' "
Quotes from the whole story follows, with bold added by me:
a False 'Prophet,' Says Pope Benedict
Current Pope Did Not
Want John Paul to See Singer in 1997
(March 8) - Pope Benedict was opposed to Bob Dylan
appearing at a youth event with the late Pope John Paul in 1997 because
he considered the pop star the wrong kind of "prophet," Benedict writes
in a new book issued on Thursday.
who was Cardinal Joseph
Ratzinger at the time of the concert in Bologna, Italy, makes the
disclosure in a new book of memoirs about his predecessor, who died in
"There was reason to be skeptical, -- I was, and in a certain
sense I still am, -- to doubt if it was really right to let these types
of prophets intervene
," Benedict writes, only mentioning Dylan
among the stars who appeared.
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door," his
1960s anti-war classic "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall,"
"Forever Young," a song of hope and courage.
In his new book, Pope Benedict does not explain why he does not
like Bob Dylan or why he considers him a false
At the 1997 concert, John Paul
referred to what is perhaps Dylan's most famous song, "Blowing in the
Wind," which became an anthem for young people seeking meaning in life
in the 1960s.
John Paul told the crowd of some 300,000 young
Italian Catholics that the answer was indeed "in the wind" -- but not
in the wind that blew things away, rather "in the wind of the spirit"
that would lead them to Christ.
One of the 3 songs that Dylan sand at the
1997 concert was "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," which Dylan wrote in
1962 in response to the threat of nuclear war - and within a few weeks,
the Missile Crisis occurred. And B16 objected to this ...
Full article at: Music
News- Dylan a False 'Prophet,' Says Pope Benedict - AOL News
on March 7th]
of our Lord be with you all, and continued blessings upon you all
this new year!
hesitate to begin the year with more questions, I feel compelled to ask
3 And I will give unto my two witnesses, and
they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in
sackcloth. 4 These are the two olive trees,
and the two candlesticks, that stand before the Lord of the earth. 5
And if any man will hurt them, fire shall come out of their mouths, and
shall devour their enemies. And if any man will hurt them, in this
manner must he be slain. 6 These have power to
shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and they
have power over waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth
with all plagues as often as they will. 7 And when
they shall have finished their testimony, the beast, that ascendeth out
of the abyss, shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and
kill them. 8 And their bodies shall lie in the
streets of the great city, which is called spiritually, Sodom and
Egypt, where their Lord also was crucified. 9 And
they of the tribes, and peoples, and tongues, and nations, shall see
their bodies for three days and a half: and they shall not suffer their
bodies to be laid in sepulchres. 10 And they that
dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry: and shall
send gifts one to another, because these two prophets tormented them
that dwelt upon the earth. -- The
Apocalypse of Saint John, Chapter 11.
witnesses are generally thought of as Elias and Henoch. If
so, Miguel is Elias, who then is Henoch? In the November '06
Points to Ponder page, in one of your responses you stated "Remember,
we are not talking about the Catholic Faith for which defense we
will be put to death in the future..." Did the 1,260 days
start with your announcement of Miguel's true (spiritual) identity
as Elijah? There are other questions I wish to ask, but these will
suffice for now. I understand as always that God may not will these
questions answered at this time (or at all), I just felt the need to
also like to say that I feel blessed to live through these times, I
only pray for the strength that I will feel the same when the
chastisements come. To you all, and to Miguel especially, my deepest,
most sincere thanks. You all know God better than most of us, but I
hope you also know that there are still sinners like me who
appreciate your efforts to lead us home. Again, thank you.
on March 3rd]
May the Peace of Our Lord continue to
be with you all!
I have found a web site (*) that you
might be interested sharing with others who might be in a similar
situation as myself.
As you already know, the last year I have
been honored to care for, and have living with us, a very special
lady who has Alzheimer's. As the months have gone on, and as expected,
her health has gone downward, and I am unable to get out of the
house as much because of caring for her.
At first it was only a couple
days a week that I was unable to go to mass, and although that was
scary to me, (I know how much I need Him to keep me nourished)
I realized that I pray daily, for Him
to help me to accomplish all that He Wills for me to accomplish
each day, so if my circumstances are making it impossible for me
to attend mass as frequently, then He must have a good reason for
it, even if I don't know what it is.
As her health declined, I
could only make mass 2 or 3 times a week. I treasured those few
hours with Him. But He Willed otherwise, and then for the
last 6 or so weeks it is only on Sunday's that I am able to get
out to attend a Mass.
Two Sundays ago, as I got ready
to go to Mass, (my daughter was going to stay with her) her health got
even worse and I had to take her to the hospital ER.
I had to go 14 whole days without
receiving Him before I was able to get to another Mass.
Perhaps He is just testing me, to
see how much I miss Him, or perhaps He is preparing me for when we move
to our farm which is much more rural, or perhaps He is preparing me for
when it will become harder and harder to find a real Mass, ...
I am not sure, I am trying not to
be afraid, that without me receiving Him, in Holy Communion,
I might lose my way, and disappoint Him, or not have the love and
strength I need to fulfill my duties... but I also try to
remember that He is with me, and can read my heart and
knows how much I really do miss Him.
I also know that this is only for a
time and for a lesson, and pray that I may learn it quickly, whatever
it may be that He Will's me to learn.
I also realize that He is allowing my
children to witness my longing for Him.
This week my daughter didn't even
complain when I asked her to sit with her for an hour so that I could
go to Mass. Maybe soon they will not just understand, but long for
In the meantime, I am trying to do
what I can, and seeking Him wherever and however I can.
I know that viewing Him 'live' or
otherwise on a computer or television screen is not the same as
visiting Him in His Church in the Blessed Sacrament, but when it is the
only option, (and I am sure there are others facing the same problem
just different circumstances), I am just as sure that He honors our
trying, and will bestow the Graces He Knows we need and seek so that we
can fulfill His Will for us.
After reading the February 17th
Public Forum, and your reply:
'What we are illustrating to do is -
first of all, search high and low because God may just have the Church
you are looking for around the corner; then, you must "make do" with
what is available until it becomes simply impossible to attend a Mass
because it is no longer offered in an appropriate manner'
I thought, that since
there are probably others like me, that are homebound for one
reason or another, that I should share this web site with you. It
also has wonderful prayers, a spiritual communion prayer and many
readings to choose from, much more than the daily missal from my church
has, for the daily readings.
I just read today's 'office of
readings' morning, evening prayers and readings.
I have never even seen some of these
prayers, (which are probably so basic). I have heard of some
of them, but never knew where to even look to find them.
Thank you Jesus for not leaving me alone,
and for showing me other ways to find You, and to learn how to praise
you. I feel to be so blessed to have found this site, just like I
was to have found yours.
I had found it awhile ago, put it on my favorites list, but
only visited once in awhile. I wasn't sure about it at first, if
it was ok to be substituting 'live adoration' for a computer
version, but I do think it is ok, when circumstances make a visit
to a church impossible, if I am
wrong, please correct me.
(*) Web site is:
on February 28th]
Thank you for your answer in the Public Forum posting of
what I can see and my understanding of God, it would seem that those of
us who would like to consider ourselves "The Elect" have a lot of work
That is, it seems reasonable to
conclude THAT MANY MORE MUST JOIN THE RANKS OF THE ELECT prior to final
judgment. They have not received or acted on the Divine messages
as you point out, IT IS THE OBLIGATION OF THOSE WHO HAVE THE GOOD NEWS
TO SPREAD IT.
It then becomes obvious why God
sent Miguel and this web site, to act "as a floating board," to give
those survivors of life's calamities something to hold onto for dear
and Eternal Life.
It is also clear that a
brief review of the headlines of any news outlet, on any day, shows
that we are always on the edge of impending disaster. If it is
bird flu, some other lethal illness, or Alzheimer's, then it is
warming, lack of oil, war in all parts of the globe, local, national,
and international corruption, or simply refusal to do the right thing,
time and time again, day after day. The daily news is the BAD
as outlined by Miguel, there will be a SECOND BIG BANG needed to wake
up the remainder of the Elect. This seems likely to be gruesome
the softer warnings, which occur daily, have been ignored.
of us who responded to the call for prayer on the Hour of Divine Grace
on December 8, 2006, should keep at our work to bring everybody "on
Thanks again for your inspiration and instruction, Miguel.
May God keep you and us at our work, which is His Will.
on February 26th - received
Add this to the "engineered fall of Communism" file and the
"proven conspiracies" file, as well as noting the psalm in which it is
noted that the one who digs a pit for others to fall into, will fall
into it himself.
from Chalmers Johnson, Blowback: The Costs and Consequences
of American Empire, Henry Holt, 2004 (rev. ed.), p. xiii
" The USSR's invasion of Afghanistan
provoked. In his 1996 memoirs, former CIA director Robert Gates
that the American intelligence services actually began to aid the mujahideen
guerrillas in Afghanistan not after the Soviet invasion of that
country, but six months before it. And in a 1998
interview with the French weekly magazine Le Nouvel Observateur,
former President Carter's National Security Adviser, Zbigniew
Brzezinski, unambiguously confirmed Gates' assertion."
"'According to the official
version of history,' Brzezinski told the Nouvel Observateur,
'CIA aid to the mujahideen
began during 1980, this is to say, after the Soviet army invaded
Afghanistan on December 24, 1979. But the reality, closely
until now, is completely otherwise: Indeed, it was July 3, 1979, that
President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the
opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I
wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my
opinion that aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention'."
"When asked whether he regretted these
actions, Brzezinski replied:
'Regret what? That secret
operation was an excellent idea. It
had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you
want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed
border, I wrote to President Carter, essentially: 'We now have the
opportunity of giving the USSR its Vietnam War.'
Nouvel Observateur: 'And
neither do you regret having supported Islamic fundamentalism, which
has given arms and advice to future terrorists?'
Brzezinski: 'What is more important in
world history? The Taliban
or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some agitated Moslems or
liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?'"
on February 26th]
Thank you very much for recommending the Chaplet of Tears. I
begun to pray it as a novena this day, as you suggested.
I have continued to pray the rosary daily. But things have
much better, in the sense of the spiritual for me - making prayer much
more of a joy. In part I ascribe this to the disposal of some objects
on my property which may have been (literally) cursed. Let me explain
When I bought my house a few years ago I was also offered a
neighboring property. It, along with another adjoining one had not been
occupied in many years. It/they were wrecks which I chose not to
purchase as I felt them to be foolish investments as they were "too far
gone" - and I could not have afforded to attempt a restoration. I was
allowed to enter & examine the houses, and to remove some items
found there - some tools and random supplies from a failed restoration
attempt by the previous owner. Inside I found two silver goblets lying
on the floor. At the time I found that strange as the house was not
locked, and they appeared to be valuable - so I took them also.
Later I became aware of occult/Wiccan activity in the area.
elderly neighbor had alerted me that she had seen "kids going in
there". It finally occurred to be that those two goblets (which are
rather like very simple & small chalices in appearances with no
markings) may have been used in some occult rituals. While I had not
overt "proof" of this, an increasing interior prompting kept "telling
me" that this was so.
So I threw them in a dumpster. That was 3-4 days ago. The
returned home, I felt as if a cloud had been lifted from me. I cannot
explain it further. Not only did I feel better inside, my mind was
clearer and I found it much easier to pray..... and have experienced
greater & greater joy from it.
Thanks be to God!!! And thanks to my Guardian Angel for
me to dispose of those things!
on February 25th]
1. Thank you for
recommending Panda software. I have installed it
instead of Norton and it works much faster and better. I had 10
of ad ware and 6 of "hacker ware" that were undetected by Norton.
Panda is faster, smoother, and surely less obtrusive.
Thank you for Public Forum II. I believe this will empower many
of your readers
to post their thoughts. You are trying to teach people about God
what better way than for them to show what they have learned? You
accomplished a lot. As you have pointed out, you have not
market on divine inspiration and many of your readers have great
talents which they can showcase here and elsewhere. All of us can
great things if we have faith.
3. Thank you
for encouraging me to write to the Archbishops. I received the
response from the Archbishop of Newark, NJ. He told me it was
"imprudent" to keep adding to the list of things to pray for. He
stated that we pray to protect innocent life and family and he just
cannot keep adding to the list. Of course, if there was ONE THING
PRAY FOR, IT WOULD BE TO PRAY FOR YOUR ENEMIES. I believe anyone
pray for their friends and their family. Christianity is giving
you do not expect to be repaid.
Why is that so hard for all these people? He will get a
reply from me as did the others.
other dividend reaped from me writing letters is that I started to
write far and wide. Besides going after the Catholic Church, I
gone after columnists and have even written to the Gov. of Louisiana to
recommend the immediate pardon of a man wrongly convicted of
You knew that sooner or later I was going after the system of
No time like the present.
@ Dubai and India
on February 25th]
Upon reading this article (*) about Medjugorje, I have to tell you about the place where I returned to the faith and was strengthened in it at least at the initial stages sometime during late 2002.
is the web site of the Divine Retreat Centre of which I am talking. Fortunately or unfortunately, I have seen through
the prosperity gospel that they preach. Thanks be to God!
Please follow the following links and you will see a pattern wherein the Bishops and Church are exalted above
God with the slogan being "that the gates of hell shall not prevail...." stressed at the Divine Retreat Center.
Worse still, there are at least two preachers at Divine Retreat Center who claim to have found Jesus through the
Hindu and Islamic scriptures. A search for "Arvindaksha Menon Divine Harmony" will reveal more.
For my part, I see these as nothing but attempts to bring to fruition the United Religions Initiative. Next somebody
will get up and say that Jesus was revealed by Buddha, Mahavira, Confucius....
Right now I am in the South Indian city of Coimbatore and I can tell you that what they boast about the Hindus believing in Mother Mary is nothing but the addition of Mother Mary to their pantheon of goddesses or devils as they are known here. I even saw an advertisement for "Christmas Idols" in this city.
Hope this information was of help.
May God Bless Us All at this Lenten Season!
Love in the Lord Jesus Christ!
(*) The writer
refers to the following mailing we recently did.
For the International
Retreat for Priests in
Medjugorje , the main speaker will be Father Raniero
Cantalamessa, Italy, the awesome preacher of the Pontifical Household,
therefore of the Pope himself, for the past 25 years! Every year,
Raniero preaches Lent and Advent at the Vatican. Pope Benedict
his position as his special pontifical preacher. What a positive sign
cause of Medjugorje and its relationship with Rome!
This is the same
Cantalamessa whose Spiritual Remedy For the Damage Done to the
Roman Catholic Church by the Sexual Abuse Scandal we refuted in our
The Faithful may draw its own
conclusions regarding this "Holy Liason"
on February 24th]
I think that this is an item for the "unprincipled alliances" file
on Opus Dei.
Here's the context. The Blair government is implementing a
comprehensive new set of rules to ban discrimination against gay people
in the UK. The most controversial part of the law - which will go
effect on April 1 - is the requirement that adoption agencies NOT rule
out homosexual couples as adoptive parents. The RCC Cardinal
this proposal, and said that if the law passed, the RCC would shut its
adoption agencies rather than comply. Numerous Church of England
bishops, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, made statements on
behalf of the RCC, seeking exemption from the anti-discrimination bill
for faith-based agencies. These protests have been unavailing,
Government is going ahead to enforce the new laws that it seeks.
One of the members of Tony Blair's government is Ruth Kelly, an OD
supernumerary and the Minister of Communities. She said this
new regulations (key parts in bold):
Prime Minister has made a statement on the arrangements for the sexual
orientation regulations which will be implemented in April this year.
These regulations will provide protection for individuals from unfair
treatment because of their sexual orientation, in relation to goods and
services. This covers, for example, shops
and hotels, the delivery of health and education services and the
rental and sale of premises.
approach on adoption is a positive breakthrough in eliminating
discrimination while recognising the need for a practical approach that
ensures the most vulnerable children are found loving homes. This approach should be welcomed by everyone
on what has been an extremely complex issue. I
have met a broad range of those with a direct interest in these
regulations and each has had passionately held views, expressed with
things are clear. First,
that everyone wants to ensure that as a Government we tackle
discrimination and second, no one wants to lose the excellent adoption
expertise that helps some of the most vulnerable children.
The package announced today, gives us the opportunity to meet
both of those tests.
transition arrangements will give adoption agencies time to adapt and
address how they work alongside an independent assessment of the
process to ensure that the high quality expertise that exists is not
lost. There will be no exemptions on
the period up to 2008 we will look to faith based adoption agencies to
work with us on how they might adapt their methods of operation to meet
the new legal requirements. An independent team will be reporting to
the Prime Minister on the practicalities of ensuring that the needs of
vulnerable children and their adoptive parents will continue to be met
both during the transition period and thereafter. Clearly
listening to the experts on child welfare and adoption is vital.
have had the debate and heard a range of views - many of them expressed
with passion and conviction. As a result
we now have a workable solution. Good
government is about robust debate and finding solutions that meet our
principles in a practical way. This
is the right way forward. I hope that all concerned will now work with
us to implement the package we have announced today. At the
end of the day, we all know that there is a wide range of potential
adoptive parents out there, including lesbians and gay men who can
provide a loving home for children.
Government has a proud record on equality and supports a society where
every citizen is treated fairly and with respect. Over the last decade,
it is this Government which has done more than any other to build a
decent and cohesive society. Today’s
announcement is a breakthrough that should be welcomed by everyone.”
remarks of sender:
OD is as anti-gay as ever, but their stance does not affect
one of their most prominent members - OR the cult is changing its
stance on the gay issue and its members are following along.
in this case, the Cardinal is saying that the law would force RCC
agencies to violate traditional morality ... and the OD Cabinet member
is hailing the same law as a great social advance.
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