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From P of T @
Published on May 31st, 2008 [Feast of the Immaculate
Heart of Mary plus
the Visitation of the Blessed
I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ, who shall judge the
living and the dead, by his coming, and his kingdom: Preach the word:
be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all
patience and doctrine. For there shall be a time, when they will not
doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to
themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away
their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables. But
be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist,
fulfill thy ministry. Be sober.
For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my
dissolution is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my
course, I have kept the faith. As to the rest, there is laid up for me
a crown of justice,
which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not
only to me, but to them also that love his coming.
From JM @ USA -
Published on May 28th, 2008
Greetings to you in His Name:
Last evening I had the privilege
to attend an informational meeting concerning what is called MEF (Mass
In the Extraordinary Form) which older Catholics will recognize as the
Traditional Latin Mass predating Vatican II.
St. Ann's Parish
here in Charlotte NC will begin a weekly schedule of the MEF at
Saturday morning 8 am daily Mass beginning May 31, 2008 with plans to
introduce it as one of the Masses for the Sunday Obligation in the near
I would like to share this website (1)
with the members of
our confraternity here at the Foundation and across the world. It is my
hope that those who visit there will discover the great sense of
and wonderment which defined our faith for many of us older Catholics.
Blessings In Christ
From WO @ USA -
Published on May 22nd, 2008 [Solemnity of Corpus Christi]
Christ be with you!
Strange happenings in NYC of late:
1. St. Brigid's Church - closed by Egan & nearly half
demolished (stripped of stained glass, pews, organ, altars, valuables)
to be restored & reopened due to a $20 million gift to Egan. $10
million of that will be used to restore the church. Funny
thing........ before Egan nearly destroyed it, it only needed less then
$500k in work!!!!! Gee....... I wonder where the money will
2. In what appears to be outright revenge against
NYC clergy whom
Egan does not like (or perhaps those not 100% in line with the OD
agenda?... my own speculation), he is abruptly transferring some 47
priests; that is 10% of the active NYC clergy! This includes those
whose pastorate terms are not yet up (!). All done without
consulting the Archdiocese Personnel Board...... much less the affected
clerics. Never before have so many been arbitrarily transferred with no
explanation. As the anonymous clerics quoted in the linked articles
intimate, this was revenge against those whom Egan didn't like, and
reward for those he does. Since it is increasingly clear that Egan is
retiring soon, this may be "clearing the deck" for the new & yet
unknown incumbent. (2) (3)
3. The several news accounts in re the speculated replacements for
Egan. Looking at the names, one can readily draw the conclusion that
they are mostly OD connected (some more obviously then others!). That
factor may have something to do with item #2 above. (4)
4. There is the persistent story that Egan will live in NYC once
retired. Where? I was horrified to read this (from Whispers in the
"On a related note, what the
Gothamites have unanimously tipped to be Egan's retirement pad is said
to be nearing completion.
Located on 33rd Street near 2nd
Avenue, the former convent of the now-closed parish of Sacred Hearts of
Jesus and Mary was kept by the archdiocese to maintain a Catholic
presence for the health-care workers at nearby NYU Hospital. While the
renovated building will keep its public chapel and have living space
for priests in full-time hospital ministry, its most-prominent feature
is a sizable new apartment which, according to the official plans, was
being constructed for the use of visiting dignitaries, with the
potential of serving as long-term lodging. Situated as it is on the
East Side, the residence is an easy drive from the chancery, St
Patrick's Cathedral and the city's airports.
With the cardinal said to be unusually interested in the project's
progress -- even "down to the tiles," according to one op -- the paint
was reported to be on the flat's walls before the weekend of the papal
Why am I "horrified"? Two reasons: a)
Sacred Hearts Parish, which had a smaller but viable congregation, was
summarily closed & demolished by Egan, and effectively merged into
another parish for "financial reasons". Now it would seem to have been
a cover story to build a retirement castle for Egan on the classy East
Side; and b) Guess what is 2 blocks away? The new
high rise Headquarters of Opus Dei, built for some
$30 million.......... I guess Egan wants neighbors he will be cozy with.
Why should we be surprised when the Catholic Church is projecting such
dark images thus destroying the little Catholic Faith that is left?
You remain in my daily prayers
From (Mr.) IW
Published on May 20th, 2008
I have been posed the question: What is the real meaning of "It
means more to me to not offend God than to be 'right' with others."?
Perhaps I can answer that question better with a living example.
The first thing man must remember is the First Commandment - God and
His Will must be placed above all. Of course, this does not mean
that man must sin claiming that he did it by placing God and His Will
above all - Means never justify the
end! The concept will better understood as follows: When
make a choice, we must always defer to God above all - not to man.
To the example: My daughter - who is over 30 - is getting married. What
started to be a simple wedding has tuned into the usual social event.
Preparation for the Sacrament: One meeting with the priest, interview
with the lay individual in charge of marriages in the parish and a
written test - Period! There will not be a Mass offered as part of the
Sacrament in deference to the non Catholics who will present and those
Catholics who rather skip Mass. In summary, as far as God is concerned:
It will be a civil union conducted inside a Church building with a
officiating as a Justice of the Peace.
her benefit I must add that she is on the right track and heading in
the right direction - unfortunately the speed has been greatly reduced
by "friends" and other family members whom she place great
Logically I was to "Give her away" at the wedding. Because of my
current situation she would foot any and all expenses associated with
my attendance to the wedding.
She knows well where I stand regarding reasonable modesty and most
specially in a Sacramental environment - being Mass or Wedding or
Baptism, etc. Therefore, she informs me that the Maids of Honor dress
been chosen [chosen - not ordered yet] and she gives me the cyberspace
location (1) of
the dress for my review. She also informs me that the wedding dress
will be essentially the same style.
Upon viewing the design I realize, without a doubt, that such gown is
not acceptable to God in a Sacramental environment. I spent time
navigating through the gown company Site and found out that they
provide - for essentially any model - very attractive and varied
removable "add ons" made of lace - that would tone down the amount of
exposed flesh during the ceremony.
Enriched with all that information and excited about the "perfect
compromise" I speak to my daughter and inform her that - without a
removable "add on" for her, I could not be part of the ceremony.
She felt that I was being difficult and would not even consider my
suggestion. Therefore - I will not be part of the wedding of my
only daughter since she has chosen a dress design over her father's
presence due to his firm believe that the chosen dress - as is - was
not appropriate for the occasion, thus offensive to God.
Let us now assume that I had gone along with the whole affair: No
Sacramental preparation (2);
no Mass and a less than modest dress.
Who would have known? Only God and myself. That was enough reason for
me to say "No". Which brings me back to the trigger question for
writing this letter: It is more
important for me NOT to offend God than to be "right" with others.
I hope that this testimonial may assist the readership of The M+G+R
Foundation in understanding the situation better.
www.davidsbridal.com Model No. 81143
(2) About Sacramental
for a Marriage
From LP @ USA -
Published on May 18th, 2008 [Trinity Sunday]
Considering the following news report
Catholics should confront Socialist “cultural
revolution”, says Spanish archbishop
Madrid, Apr 15, 2008
/ 01:27 pm (CNA)- Archbishop Emeritus
Fernando Sebastian of Pamplona said Catholics in Spain should confront
the “cultural revolution” that is being carried out by the Socialist
Party in the country by proclaiming God.
In an interview on
COPE radio, the archbishop said, “Today in Spain Catholics need to be
aware that we are capable of sustaining a face-to-face discussion with
the message of the culture of the Socialist party which is seeking to
promote a cultural revolution.
“We are not the opposition party,” he said, “but rather the Church of
faith does not depend on politics,” he continued. Politicians must be “put in their place”
and not be allowed to legislate whatever they want.
The world is governed by the
principle of pleasure,” and in order to confront it and live in the
truth we must realize that “we do not exist alone, but rather we exist
in the world.” This problem, he said, has its origin in the
“non-recognition of God.”
said, “We need to proclaim God, to recover the notion of
creation. I don’t understand
how one can be happy without having global vision.”
.... Who is to "put them in their place" and "not
allow"? Sounds like the overture to Inquisition II.
From PB @ USA
on May 15th,
From WO @ USA
on May 11th,
2008 [Sunday of Pentecost and Mother's Day]
Miguel, may God's peace be with you!
The attached (1) is really scary, re-emphasizing
your article (2)
on not falling prey to idolizing a man to adore.
Obama seeks to become an agent of change, but it worries me to reflect
on what that change will be.
(1) Obama Messiah??
(2) Adore God NOT
Christ be with you!
Waist Deep in the Big Muddy
(1) is a song
which got the Smothers Brothers banned from TV in 1968, Performed by
it was a Vietnam war protest song, written in the context of
The none-too-subtle reference to "the big
fool'.......... President Lyndon Johnson....... didn't go over people's
heads! Many loved it - many hated it. The CBS network censors and
executives quickly canceled the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and
Seeger himself was not seen on air for quite a while.
Why am I sending this to you? Because I think this song
exemplifies the madness of what is going on with the US Administration.
Yet it also speaks of what is going on with the Church/Vatican/Diocesan
Administrators. And also in the foolish hearts and souls of those who
persist in utter spiritual blindness without any attempt to learn and
see the truth about themselves, their sins and their ramifications. (2)
Those who are 100% wrapped up in the pursuit of Mammon, (3) seeing nothing
wrong in what they think and do, or in the world around them.
What Seeger describes in his song is utter madness - whether in
1968 or 2008. So, the "big fool" can be G W Bush, the Vatican, clergy
and bishops, certain Protestant preachers, the World Masters, CEO's,
and regular folks. Very few (4)
are not following a/the "big fool", or
You remain in my daily prayers,
(2) The serious
consequences of denial
cannot serve God and Mammon simultaneously
Humble, The Elect
IS not the same as The Few, The Proud, The Marines except
both are indeed Few.
From (Mr.) IW @ USA
Published on May 9th,
The Schedule seems to continue to seamlessly move forward,
with fresh neocon agitation to attack Iran before the end of 2008.
is an antiwar/pro-civil-liberties commentator. He has written
the end of the May 8 blog (1) entry titled
"Neocons and the truth - bitter enemies to the end", there is this (the
bold/red type is my emphasis):
UPDATE: It isn't just
the American neocons, but also the Israelis, who are escalating the
"Attack Iran" campaign. The Jerusalem Post yesterday
"reported" that "with Iran racing forward with its nuclear
program, Israel now believes the Islamic Republic will master
centrifuge technology and be able to begin enriching uranium on a
military scale this year" (h/t quick strategy) and:
The new assessment moves up Israel's forecasts on Teheran's
nuclear program by almost a full year -- from 2009 to the end of 2008.
According to the new timeline, Iran could have a nuclear weapon by
the middle of next year.
to several commenters, the Israeli Ambassador
to the U.S. was on Fox News this morning making the same fear-mongering
principal tactic Israel-centric neocons have repeatedly used with Bush
to induce him to attack Iran has been to tell him that history will
judge him based on whether he permits Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. From The Weekly Standard's
Irwin Stelzer, writing about a 2007 White House luncheon
with Bush, historian Andrew Roberts, and a group of necons:
The closing note was a more serious one. Roberts said that history
would judge the president on whether he had prevented the
nuclearization of the Middle East. If Iran gets the bomb, Saudi
Arabia, Egypt, and other countries will follow. "That is why I am so
pleased to be sitting here rather than in your chair, Mr. President."
There was no response, other than a serious frown and a nod.
Podhoretz, when telling the President to bomb Iran, used the same tactic:
"I urged Bush to take action against the Iranian nuclear
facilities and explained why I thought there was no alternative," said
Podhoretz, 77, in an interview with The Sunday Times. . . .
And now, magically up pops these new reports from
Israel warning that the deadline to stop Iran's nuclear bomb is the end
of the year -- right before George Bush leaves office. Bush has less
than eight months left to fulfill his history-mandated mission "to
prevent another holocaust" by attacking Iran, or else "be in the
historical dock if he allows Iran to get the bomb." They're as
transparent as they are dishonest and bloodthirsty.
also told Bush: "You have the awesome responsibility to prevent another
holocaust. You're the only one with the guts to do it." . . . .
president has said several times that he will be in the historical dock
if he allows Iran to get the bomb. He believes that if we wait for
threats to fully materialise, we'll have waited too long -- something I
agree with 100%,' Podhoretz said.
time schedule would tie in perfectly with the window (mid-November and
later) for the end of the reprieve.
From (Mr.) IW @ USA
Published on May 6th,
Once you read the following article excerpt perhaps you will understand
better why every day that goes by we are hated more.
Make no mistake - "hate" is an intangible which, as it accumulates it
reaches a critical non-mass which then becomes brutally manifest in the
story (1) begins thus:
is commonly understood, a concentration camp has these characteristics:
sands are white, the sea laps gently and crowds of bronzed Americans
laze in the Caribbean sunshine.
have a cinema, a golf course and, naturally, a gift shop stocked with
mugs, jaunty T-shirts and racks of postcards showing perfect sunsets
and bright green iguanas.
the barbed wire decoration, a recurring motif, hints at anything wrong.
to "Taliban Towers" at Guantanamo Bay, the most ghoulishly distasteful
tourist destination on the planet.
these astonishing mementoes show, the US authorities are promoting the
world's most notorious prison camp as a cheap hideaway for American
sunseekers – a revelation that has drawn international anger and
yards from the shelves of specially branded mugs and cuddly toys,
nearly 300 "enemy combatants" lie sweltering in a waking nightmare.
is six years since foreign prisoners, many captured in Afghanistan,
were first taken to this US-occupied corner of Cuba. Yet even now, no
charges have been brought against them.
the detainees lie incarcerated, visitors can windsurf, take boat trips
and go fishing for grouper, tuna, red snapper and swordfish.
United States' 1.5million service personnel and Guantanamo's
3,000 construction workers are eligible to visit the "resort", which
boasts a McDonald's, KFC and a bowling alley.
They even have a Wal-Mart supermarket.
The vacation comes at a knock-down price: just $42 (£20) per
night for a suite of air-conditioned rooms, including a kitchen,
bathroom, living room and bedrooms.
But it is the souvenirs that have led to the greatest criticism. One
T-shirt from the gift shop is decorated with a guard tower and
barbed wire. It reads: "The Taliban Towers at Guantanamo Bay, the
Caribbean's Newest 5-star Resort."
Prisoners are sent there arbitrarily
Prisoners have no access to usual legal proceedings, and no legal rights
Prisoners are tortured and abused
Prisoners are subject to permanent detention: they are in a legal
this definition, we Americans have our very own Dachau, right on that
base in Cuba.
would we say if we found out that the Nazis did something like this at
any of their camps?
May God have Mercy on His Elect!
(1) Full article at: Greetings
from Guantanamo Bay ... and the sickest souvenir shop in the world |
the Daily Mail
From m de P @ EU
Published on May 5th,
Several days ago we published
in our "Did you know that...?" page that beggars had been banned from
We wish to elaborate on that matter and give them the benefit of the
When I lived in the Sanctuary of Fatima, I befriended a few gypsy
families that lived in the area. One of them lived just "under the
pines" as they had told me and I had misunderstood - since that seemed
quite inconceivable. I shared whatever little I had with them, and so
did they with me.
One good day the Sanctuary issued an order, not only forbidding beggars
in the area, but also forbidding the visitors to give assistance to the
beggars. miguel "raised the proverbial roof" and the Sanctuary recanted
in a most imaginative manner - a manner with which we agreed totally.
The banning was to be applied to beggars which were not known to us;
i.e., any beggar that we were familiar with - we could help to our
The Sanctuary Administration had a point - which they improperly
addressed at first, but then corrected. Fatima had become the "Begging
Center" of Portugal and whether it was needed or not, from May to
October it was a non stop "Begathon". It was simply impossible to
focus on the spiritual dimension of the visit - not to mention keeping
an eye on purses, wallets and backpacks.
Therefore - we can visualize a similar situation becoming an issue in
Assisi. Not knowing the matter first hand - we retract any overt or
implied criticism of the action taken by the city officials until
additional information reaches our hands.
m de P
the "Did you know that....?"
on April 29th, 2008
....St Francis hometown Assisi bans begging? (a) (b)
(b) Francis himself warned Pope
about this trend.
From TJF @ USA
Published on May 1st,
2008 [Feast of the Ascension of
Our Lord Jesus Christ]
Peace of Christ be with you!
I am referring you to a link (1)
that leads to a website explaining the basic technology that will be
used to create the illusion of the Second Coming.
It appears that the technology available today is far beyond one's
ability to comprehend the complete and total control over the
individual and collective population, a control that ONLY Jesus Christ
can save us, as we cannot defend against what these diabolically
possessed "powers that be" have in mind to use against the population
of this planet.
For a more thorough description of the technologies being deployed
against all humanity, another website (2) is most instructive.
I hope Our Lord will come soon!
From DLJ @ USA
Published on April 30th,
Peace to You miguel!
In reference to your most recent mailing... (1)
We all know that
NOTHING will stop satan from trying! This does not amaze me. But, as
you have always said, those that have eyes that see and ears that
know where this is coming from.
Unfortunately, there are people we must
try to urgently reach to open their eyes and ears before it is too
I pray we ALL will do something to try. You, of course, take us
to the water, by example, and we must do the same. I promise to do the
God Bless you,
Mailing in question....
This is why we refuse to say anymore: "I've
seen it all!"
or "They just can't top this!" - we certainly do not want to
invoke the manifestation of yet another outrageous heresy.
Providentially we ran into the advertisement of this book: The
Virgin and the Priest by Mark Gibbs (a)
Our comments may be found after the quote.
For the first time ever
in print, The Virgin and The Priest unravels the Infancy
Narratives of the New Testament to reveal how they were compiled
protect the truth of Jesus' parentage from those deemed incapable of
An ancient formula,
explaining why "holy births" in the messianic lineage resulted from
questionable sexual relationships, was insinuated into the gospel
narratives. These trysts of the Old Testament heroes were necessary in
order to purify Jesus' ancestry and allow his genetic inheritance to be
"sinless." Far from advocating a miraculous birth, the New Testament
informs us that Zacharias, the priestly father of John the Baptist, was
Jesus' biological father.
This information is long
overdue but absolutely vital to understand the truth of what really
happened two thousand years ago:
• Jesus was the younger
brother of John the Baptist.
• A bitter sibling rivalry
was behind Jesus' failure to gain public acceptance - failure that led
to his execution and collapse of the messianic mission.
Although the Church
discarded the truth in favor of a theological construction, much of the
real story was always known to secret society elites, such as the
Knights Templar. However, they acknowledged John the Baptist, not
Jesus, as the true Christ.
This story of Jesus and
John the Baptist was crystallized in The Parable of The Prodigal Son
and documented in the Dead Sea Scrolls,..
The M+G+R Foundation Comments
1. If there is someone
walking on this Earth that can
categorically, and with absolute certainty, state that such claim is
the greatest perversion of the truth yet, is miguel de Portugal - and
he does! It even surpasses the alleged conspiratorial alliance between
Jesus and Judas Iscariot
2. The publication of the quoted book has forced our hand to speak
about the so frequently invoked Dead Sea Scrolls - statements which
have been in our proverbial "ink well" for one year.
We have had quite an interest in reviewing the newly acclaimed
"fountain of truth", yet did not know where to find a reliable source.
Providence led miguel to a book he did not know existed. The book
at a used book store in Florida [God does all He can to reduce our
Its title: "The Dead Sea Scrolls - A New Translation" by Messrs.
M. Wise, M., Abegg, Jr. and E. Cook., Published by HarperSan Francisco.
Copyright 1996, ISBN 0-0-069200-6 (cloth) and 0-0-069201-4 (pbk.)
book reproduced all the texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls which
had been translated as far as that year.
miguel literally "plowed" through such gift from Heaven to confirm what
he already new "otherwise": IT DOES NOT, in any way, invalidate
ANYTHING that we may find in a reasonable translation the Old and New
Testaments. What may appear different is so "off-the-wall" that it
falls to nearest land fill, so to speak, by its own dead weight. In
actuality, the contents of the Dead Sea Scrolls reinforces many key
items found in the Old and New Testament.
You know that we do not deny that there is other valid information
outside (but complementary) of the Holy Scriptures (b),
but we assure you that you can dispose of ANY claim which, invoking the
Dead Sea Scrolls, invalidate the underpinnings of Monotheistic Faith.
We ask you to share this information with as many individuals that you
can reach and we encourage the serious students of the Word of God to
locate the referenced book on the Dead Sea Scrolls and review it.
Grant it - it is "heavy reading", and, at times, plain boring, but for
the serious students of the Word of God it may be well worth the effort.
we will see, how long after this communication hits the "air
start hearing about "new and revealing translations" of the Dead Sea
Scrolls.... (with the intent to invalidate what we have written above)
- Thanks be to God we are used to that by now!