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Communications Published on  May 2008


From P of T @ Corinth - Published on May 31st, 2008 [Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary plus the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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 endure sound 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.

P

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 the  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 future...

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  peace and wonderment which defined our faith for many of us older Catholics.

Blessings In Christ

JM
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(1)
Sancta Missa


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 go............ (1) 

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 Loggia): (5)

 "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 visit."
(5)
 
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

WO

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(1)  http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=1&aid=81865
(2) http://lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008805210407
(3)  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/21/nyregion/21priests.html?ref=nyregion
(4)  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2008/04/22/2008-04-22_experts_are_speculating_on_possible_succ-1.html
(5)  http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/


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 we must 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. i.e. 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 priest officiating as a Justice of the Peace.

To  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 trust in.

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 had 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.

IW
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(1) www.davidsbridal.com  Model No. 81143
(2) About Sacramental Preparation for a Marriage



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

Considering the following news report (1) [highlights by LP]....

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 Jesus.”

Fortunately our 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.”

Archbishop Sebastian 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.
 

LP
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(1)
Full News Report


From PB @ USA -
Published on May 15th, 2008

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.
 
PB

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(1) Obama Messiah??
(2) Adore God NOT Man


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

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 Pete Seeger, it was a Vietnam war protest song, written in the context of soldiers in W.W.II.

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 being one!
 
You remain in my daily prayers,
 
WO

NOTES                                            

(1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjONblHLPPI&feature=related
(2) The serious consequences of denial
(3) We cannot serve God and Mammon simultaneously
(4)  The Few, The 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, 2008

The Schedule seems to continue to seamlessly move forward, with fresh neocon agitation to attack Iran before the end of 2008.
 
Greenwald is an antiwar/pro-civil-liberties commentator.  He has written several books. 
 
At 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):
 
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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.
According to several commenters, the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. was on Fox News this morning making the same fear-mongering claim.

The 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.
Norman 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. . . .

He also told Bush: "You have the awesome responsibility to prevent another holocaust. You're the only one with the guts to do it." . . . .

"The 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.

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.
 
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That time schedule would tie in perfectly with the window (mid-November and later) for the end of the reprieve.
 
IW
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(1) http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/index.html



From (Mr.) IW @ USA - Published
on May 6th, 2008

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 physical world.

 The story (1) begins thus: 
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The sands are white, the sea laps gently and crowds of bronzed Americans laze in the Caribbean sunshine.

They 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.

Only the barbed wire decoration, a recurring motif, hints at anything wrong.

Welcome to "Taliban Towers" at Guantanamo Bay, the most ghoulishly distasteful tourist destination on the planet.

As 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 condemnation.

Just yards from the shelves of specially branded mugs and cuddly toys, nearly 300 "enemy combatants" lie sweltering in a waking nightmare.

It 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.

While the detainees lie incarcerated, visitors can windsurf, take boat trips and go fishing for grouper, tuna, red snapper and swordfish.

The 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."

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  As is commonly understood, a concentration camp has these characteristics:
 
- 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 "black hole"
 
By this definition, we Americans have our very own Dachau, right on that base in Cuba.
 
What 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!

(Mr.) IW

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(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, 2008

Several days ago we published in our "Did you know that...?" page that beggars had been banned from Assisi (1).  We wish to elaborate on that matter and give them the benefit of the doubt.

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 hearts content.

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
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(1) 
From the "Did you know that....?" page

Published on April 29th, 2008

....St Francis hometown Assisi bans begging? (a) (b)

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(a) News Report
(b) Francis himself warned Pope Innocent III 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!

Peace.

TJF
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(1) http://www.fogscreen.com/en/index.html
(2) http://www.exoticwarfare.com/the_chemtrail_connection.html


From DLJ @ USA - Published on April 30th, 2008

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 hear 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 late.

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 same.
 
God Bless you,

DLJ
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(1) Mailing in question....

Brethren!

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.

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 to protect the truth of Jesus' parentage from those deemed incapable of receiving it.

 

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 was at a used book store in Florida [God does all He can to reduce our expenses...].


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.)

The 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.

Now, we will see, how long after this communication hits the "air waves"  we 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!

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(a)  http://www.thevirginandthepriest.com/

(b) For example...

http://www.mgr.org/BookOfEnoch.html - The Book of Enoch
http://www.mgr.org/CreationVsEvolution.html - Creation vs Evolution - Their total compatibility - Part 1
http://www.mgr.org/CreationVsEvolutionPart2.html - Creation vs Evolution - Their total compatibility - Part 2





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