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From Initials Withheld @ USA -
on September 30th, 2007
I received an e-mail from Catholic Culture, with an
Dr. Jeff Mirus blasting an Italian bishop for his recent ruling, which
forbids the celebration of the Tridentine Mass in his diocese - despite
the recent B16 decree allowing free access to that rite.
Here's the key of his editorial, and the item that provokes my
letter to you:
" I have said it before and I will very
likely have to say it again:
The most important liturgical disposition is obedience, the very virtue
by which Christ saved us in following the Father's will, the very
virtue which lies at the heart of what God the Son does at Mass.
The precise form of the liturgy, the style of the music, the brilliance
of the homilist, the exterior devotion of the faithful avail nothing
without the willingness to be obedient to what the Church prescribes
for Divine worship."
I am not in favor of disobedience to liturgical law, but I raise
the alarm when anyone makes obedience the central virtue. Would
the experience of the Nazis show us all the danger of unconditional
obedience to any human leader or institution? Furthermore, what
obedience central to Christ's saving acts: weren't - and aren't - these
centered on love ... rather than obedience?
Could it be that this is one of the key errors of Opus Dei:
placing obedience at the center, rather than love (or truth)?
Culture : Commentary: Blog
From RC @ USA -
on September 29th, 2007 [Feast
of Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael]
Regarding your recent mailing..... (1)
The Iraq war has now gone on longer than the US involvement in World
War II, with no end in sight. The amount of money allocated for
expanding this war is breath taking, but no one in power is willing to
do the obvious, probably because of pride.
The US now is like a huge turtle on its back, unable to right itself
without outside help. Yes, I know that help is coming. Lord
have Mercy upon us.
(1) The mailing:
agrees to raise U.S. credit limit Thu
Sep 27, 11:21 PM ET
(Reuters) - With the U.S. government fast approaching its current
$8.965 trillion credit limit, the Senate on Thursday gave final
congressional approval of an $850 billion increase in U.S. borrowing
our "Made In China" electronic $1.50 calculator does not fail us, the
US debt works at about $30,000 per US citizen. Thanks be to God
"our Treasure" cannot be touched by the upcoming crash....
Luke 12:33 Sell
what you possess and give alms. Make to yourselves bags which grow not
old, a treasure in heaven which faileth not: where no thief
approacheth, nor moth corrupteth.
But then again, What do I know? or
better yet.... What does He know? since that is the way the
world acts while keeping His Holy Name at the tip of its
From Initials Withheld @ USA -
on September 27th, 2007 [Mary,
Protector of Orphans plus First
Day of Sokkot
- [Feast of Tabernacles]
In the September 2007 New Oxford Review (a traditionalist Catholic
magazine), Dale Vree has an editorial titled "The Great Bourgeois
Sexual Revolution" (pp. 22, 24).
The essay begins thus:
'In an article in National Review
(June 25) titled 'A
Farewell to Culture Wars,' Brink Lindsey makes the bold statement: 'The
culture wars are over, and capitalism won.'"
"Lindsey appeals to limited government,
individual liberty, and
free markets. America is truly free: homosexuality, pornography,
control, abortion, premarital sex, out-of-wedlock births, divorce,
shack-ups, sexual debauchery, obscene language, the drug culture,
This is liberty. Do your own thing! This is not
Vree continues (after quoting some supporters of the Sexual
"On the other hand, thus spake Lenin
(most of our readers will be
astonished): ' "Freedom of love" ... is not a proletarian but a
bourgeois demand.' He also said, 'Revolution ... cannot suffer license
and orgies. License is decadence. It seeks intoxication for
or stupefaction. But the proletariat does not need to intoxicate
itself anymore. We need clarity, clarity, and still more
... Self-discipline and self-command is no slavery.' Lenin
'Promiscuity in sexual matters is bourgeois. It is a sign of
degeneration.' And Stalin outlawed abortion. Of course,
not the answer."
Immediately, Vree ends the essay thus (bold added by me):
"What will it be, freedom or
virtue? You can't have it both ways, not anymore.
The NOR agrees with Lindsey: capitalism is freedom and hedonism.
the NOR has a different solution: virtue.. But how do we get
Vree is - oddly - echoing Robespierre, the leader of the French
Revolution in its last and most radical phase. On May 7, 1794,
Robespierre had told the revolutionary Convention that "Wickedness is
the root of despotism as virtue is the essence of the Republic."
Robespierre was in favor of a republic of virtue, and - as the Terror
showed - had no use for freedom..
[Source of the Robespierre quote: Elizabeth Knowles, ed., The
Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, 6th ed., p. 648, Robespierre
quote # 7]
When traditionalist Catholics start talking like Jacobin
Revolutionaries, we know that we've got trouble ahead. (1)
between the French Revolution and the End of These Times
From Initials Withheld @ USA -
on September 23rd, 2007
With reference to your recent posting [see September 8th posting] about
military-type cyber attacks:
Here is a sobering article (1)
about the risk of a cyber world war, from a major IT trade publication,
Two sections of the article leapt out at me:
[ From page 1 of the Internet version; bold added by me:]
the Estonian government was hit with major, sustained denial-of-service
attacks this spring, the headlines screamed that it was the first
incident of modern cyberwarfare.
The attacks disrupted a dozen
government Web sites and networks run by ISPs, financial institutions
and media outlets for several weeks in April and May. A global botnet
of compromised home computers was used to create and direct the packet
flood attacks that reached a peak of 90Mbps. Hackers also defaced key
government Web sites with anti-Estonian slogans.
activists were behind the cyber attacks, which were motivated by the
Estonian government’s decision to move a Soviet World War II memorial.
All in all, the hackers launched hundreds of individual cyberattacks
against Estonian Web sites, ranging from less than one minute to 10
hours or more.
The Estonian attacks have left U.S. IT and
network professionals wondering if they’ve entered a new era of
cyberwar and what they should be doing to prepare for politically
[From page 3 of the Internet version bold added by me ]:
"There are only two other known
network attacks that were as devastating as the Estonian incident
and have been called cyberwarfare. One,
dubbed Titan Rain by the U.S. government, took place in 2003 and
involved Chinese military attacks on networks run by Lockheed Martin,
Sandia National Laboratories, Redstone Arsenal and NASA. The other
incident, which the U.S. government refers to as Moonlight Maze,
occurred in 1999 and involved Russian attacks on classified military
The article reassures the readers that Russia
and China would not try to take us out with a Net attack, since it
would harm their own economy. That's the kind of peacetime blindness
that made people before 1914 say that a great war was impossible,
because it would bankrupt the combatants.
Here is a very possible scenario about the sequence of enemy strikes if
1. Massive dollar sales, or other
efforts to start a financial panic.
2. Once the panic has started, all-out cyber attacks on government,
financial, and infrastructure systems.
After chaos is "in place," the start of nuclear attacks: blind the
satellites, use EMP to fry the grid, and hit US military assets.
4. And on from there ... till the end.
am not saying that we ought to pre-emptively strike - but I hope that
the PTB are (in their own secret plans) aware that these countries are
NOT our friends.
From RG @ USA -
on September 19th, 2007
I also received an inner communication
about the geographical
of Medjugorje and Garabandal.
It was in the year 1990 and I had just
gone to bed and had a inner communication very strong but not in words
that Medjugorje and Garabandal were in a straight line across the globe
from each other. The compulsion was so strong that I jumped out of bed
and grabbed a pocket atlas that I had and looked first at Spain. The
atlas was very limited on latitude and longitude lines but it just so
happened that it did show the 43 parallel line and I could see that
Garabandal was just a little above it.
I then checked Medjugorje with
chills running down my back and sure enough they were in the same place
in latitude. I have told a few people, most notably Wayne Weible
about it, but he misunderstood me and thought when I said latitude that
I meant they were of the same importance which I suppose that is also
Anyway, I am glad I finally found someone else (1)
discovered this. I believe it is of major importance.
(1) Letter from miguel
de Portugal to Albert Roux, US National Director of the Marian Movement
From An Investor and
List Member @ USA -
on September 17th, 2007
In reference to the news report (1) your circulated today
about France's position regarding war with Iran....
For Your Information - Coming this week:
There is much
economic news to be released in the US especially the
Federal Reserve rate decision on Tuesday which will cause the markets
to go crazy,
either up or down;
Friday is quadruple "witching day", so named because that is the day of
expiration for stock
index futures, stock
index options, stock options
and single stock
futures; as you recall there is a large put out (2) there which will expire
on that day;
3. Finally, and perhaps most
important, Friday, at sundown, starts Yom Kippur - the Jewish Day of
warning of war with Iran
See posting below dated September 2nd for details on this.
From RC @ USA
on September 15th, 2007 [Memorial
of the Sorrows of Mary]
I enjoy your sense of humor.
(1) It will be humor that gets people to see the
you have a new idea, people fight tooth and nail against you, hurling
insults, sarcasm, humiliation, and do everything possible to discredit
you since you threaten their status quo.
think that they have it all figured out and you are annoying them since
you are positing a different situation for which they are not prepared.
First they dismiss you as a "crackpot,", "nut," take your pick of
If that fails, they work night and day to prove you wrong
When it becomes clear that you are right, they will say that they
knew it all along.
are proud and refuse to accept what is good for them. That is why
history repeats itself time and again. Very few are smart enough
know that we have many built-in faults and but for the Grace of God, we
would make the same mistakes for eternity.
Eventually the absurdity of all this will wake up the few who need
to be awakened. The rest are destined.
(1) RC is
referring to the following mailing to our Select List:
Quotes from News Report
Philadelphia's embattled police chief,
acknowledging that police
cannot quell a run of deadly violence, has called on 10,000 men
patrol the streets to reduce crime.
Sylvester Johnson says black men, in
particular, have a duty to
protect more vulnerable residents. He wants each volunteer to pledge to
work three hours a day for at least 90 days.
"A steady exposure to violence just
creates this toxic environment
children and youth. As adults, we don't want them to think they have to
handle it on their own," said Rose Cheney, executive director of the
Firearm and Injury Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
It used to be "Houston, we
have a problem!" Now it is "Citizens, we really have a problem!"
We have a Gulf Coast, destroyed by Katrina, which has experienced very
progress in its reconstruction, an economy supported only by an
which can vaporize in a flash (no pun intended...), our armed forces
spread so thin and weary that cannot snap into action should we face
with an unexpected (unexpected
by the blind, of course) military emergency, we
have a de facto dictatorship regime - even with an opposition
congress and a 70 % disapproval rating by the general public cannot
stop the executive branch from doing whatever it pleases them. If
that were not enough to make the dead snap into attention, now
we have to recruit regular citizens to insure the safety in the
nation's sixth-largest city.
Well, maybe this must be part of the alternative reality miguel is
living.... or as it is often said: "It's always been that way - it is
just the media that is making it appear so new and widespread...."
In any case, we must run.... need to see if I can hitch a ride in a
turnip truck traveling to Wonderland - I have a Tea Party to attend
with Alice, the Mad Hatter, et al...
From RC @ USA -
on September 12th, 2007
I could not agree with you more. God is AWESOME. I am
not surprised, just pleased. God has tried to teach all of us to
be good fathers (and mothers) and to care for one another.
knows what is going to happen, and He does not want His Children to
suffer unnecessarily, so He warns them. I find that easy to
since I believe strongly in the Mercy of God.
I was recently told by someone close to me that I was living in an
I pray to God for the Grace to have her see what is about to
You have done your job. (1)
of the ironies is that many of us who are praying with our hearts for a
delay and now a contraction of the time of the punishment are told
that, "See, it didn't happen."
Ergo, "It will never happen." (2)
As they say in the stock market, "It is better to be a year early
than a day late."
Best wishes and Peace
(1) The World Has
"it did not happen" with World War II
From CG @ USA -
on September 9th, 2007
In reference to Tom Monaghan's Ave
Maria University (1)
From RC @ US -
on September 7th, 2007 [First
Friday of Reparation]
Blessings to you on This First Friday which is also the Eve of the
Feast of the Nativity of Our Blessed Mother.
agree that every Friday should be a day of reparation to Jesus and that
every Saturday should be a day of reparation to Our Blessed Mother.
day of the week has its character: Friday is the day on which
atoned for our many and continued sins, Saturday is the day of
expectation by Our Blessed Mother, as she awaited the Resurrection of
We owe every day to God, but these days should be extra special.
I can't help but notice the world "ramping up." Gold price,
nukes, violent weather.
You said it all when you said that Jesus gave us THE OPPORTUNITY
for Eternal Life.
It is increasing clear that this is a two way street. We
need to do our part to love and serve God. Failing to do so, we
But as you like to say, "Jesus
didn't say it would be easy, just that it would be worth it."
Blessings and Peace
From TJ @ USA -
on September 2nd, 2007
In reference to your latest
mailing (1) -
Someone with a lot of money seems to agree with you. (2)
(1) Latest mailing:
September 1, 2007
May the Peace of God be upon you!
We wish to share with you some thoughts which should be
considered just that - "thoughts" - and not necessarily as prophecy.
As the clock ticks on and being fully aware what will take to
implement the New International Order (1) with its One
through a normal
evolutionary process, we cannot help but place ourselves at a
pre 9-11 date and consider how long would have taken to implement the
Road Map For National Security : Imperative for Change (3) through a normal
socio-political evolutionary process, instead of being
through the urgency generated by the unexpected events of September 11,
Therefore, the only way to match - or even come close
to - the overall
Divine time table will be for the quasi immediate manifestation of a global scale 9-11
equivalent which will, in turn, allow the implementation of the New
International Order with its One Universal Religion just as quickly as the
Patriot Act was approved by the U.S. Congress after the tragic
of September 11, 2001.
May God have Mercy on His Elect!
(2) The reference of "someone witha lot of money seems to agree with
you" comes from:
SPECULATOR BETS ON DISASTER
A huge downside purchase
of “put” options by an unknown investor or conglomerate in Europe has both investors and NWO watchers abuzz
worldwide. Someone has placed a $4.5 billion bet that within 30 days
the European stock market will take at least a 33% nosedive. Such an
event would be tantamount to the market crash of 1929.
The two sales are being referred to by market traders as “bin Laden
trades” because only an event on the scale of the 9-11 “terrorist”
attacks could make these short-sell “put” options valuable.( A “put”
option is a bet that a stock will go down. A “call” option is a bet it
will go up.)
There are 65,000 pending contracts at $750 in the Standard and Poor
Index. This controls 6.5 million shares at $750 or $4.875 billion. The
entity or individual offering these sales can make money only if the
market drops 30%-50% within 30 days. If the market does not drop, the
entity or individual involved stands to lose about $1 billion just for
engaging in these contracts. On the other hand, if the prediction is
correct, the reward could be over $2 billion.
I just finished reading your paper
It brought to mind the Pope's excommunication of the
of Scotland during it's war of
Independence with England. Imagine, all those souls lost because
Edward III could bribe faster than Robert Bruce.
Thank you for the work you are doing.
From RC @ USA -
on August 30th, 2007
Blessings to you on This Feast of the Beheading of John the
Obviously, the Messengers of God are not treated well by mankind.
Those who deliver the Message of God suffer the same fate as His Son,