Why the Great Interest, Yet the
Apparently Deaf Ear?
Are Not More People Acting Upon the Warnings Given?
The purpose of this document is to explore - to ponder aloud - why
the information and warnings published by The M+G+R Foundation
compelling as they are - do not move more individuals to act upon the
The best way we thought to approach this important issue was to ask
someone - well informed in the matter - to propose some answers to that
mystifying question: Much
Interest - Little Response. With said response in hand we could
try to better understand - and correct if so God Willed - the situation.
The logical individual to ask was False
Dawn (1) author Lee Penn. Here we publish
what he responded without any editing. miguel de
Portugal has commented/responded as necessary within his text in bold blue.
I can think of several worldly/psychological reasons why many people
resist the warnings and messages that you convey.
(a) For a well-catechized
Catholic (i.e., someone who is successfully indoctrinated), your
criticism of the Church administration hits too close to home.
Many well-trained Catholics - cradle
Catholics and converts alike - will reject your message about the
Church administration as a Protestant-sounding attack on their
faith. They identify their faith with uncritical acceptance of
Rome's authority and with an apologetic defense of Church history.
Key point: The "better" the catechesis,
the harder it is for criticisms of the Administration to get through.
This problem is not unique to the Roman
there are at least some Eastern Orthodox jurisdictions for whom the
Emperor Constantine is a Saint.
The above is
the most serious reason because it confirms what we have warned about
over and over again: Most of the Faithful believe in the Church
[actually the Church Administration] and not in God. The
results of that disorder - when a true calamity strikes - is a complete
loss of confidence and the consequential social and economic collapse.
apocalyptic-grade earthquakes, tsunami and fires struck Lisbon in 1755,
Portugal (2) was a major World Power.
Once the "rank-and-file" Portuguese
saw the lack of
real power of the Church [Administration] and the King and his court,
they lost the confidence they had - a confidence based on "human
power". That confidence - built on sand - had been the motor of
their empire building efforts.
From then on
Portugal slid to the
level of a
third world nation. The correspondence of the time between the Cardinal
Patriarch and the Apostolic Nuncio in Portugal with the Vatican
illustrates this in
an unequivocal manner. It was almost embarrassing to read such pathetic
correspondence from those who erstwhile had been considered "High and
We will see
this "cause-and-effect" played out again - but on a worldwide scale.
(b) People don't want to
accept warnings that the End of These Times is imminent, because of a
combination of reasons:
-- they fear the suffering that they
might go through if they are to experience the Tribulation and the
Second Coming of Christ in their life times; and/or
The way around this is for them to prepare as we have indicated (3), but
continue their lives as if tomorrow will exist as it is today - except,
make a concerted effort to draw closer to God.
-- they don't believe that the Second Coming is a literal event that
will occur within history. (To the extent that this is the case,
it is an instance of the victory of Modernist catechesis.); and/or
prayer on their behalf will assist them.
-- they would like to believe that Christ will come soon ... but are
afraid of being (a)
disappointed if the prophecy is wrong, and/or (b) becoming a public laughingstock
if they act on or spread prophecies of the coming of Christ .... and
the prophecies do not come to pass as expected.
is historical background for such hesitancy: note the "Great
Disappointment" of the Seventh Day Adventists in 1844, and the public
derision that followed the publication of "88 Reasons Why the Rapture
Will Be in 1988" .... a few weeks before the Rapture failed to occur);
32 Every one therefore that shall confess me before
men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven.
But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my
Father who is in heaven.
Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send
peace, but the sword.
For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the
daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother
in law. [Matthew 10]
Exactly what are we (4) promoting? We are
exhorting people to draw closer to God; to live the Gospel; to partake
of the Sacraments of the Catholic Faith (5); to live the basic
tenets of the Catholic Faith . Every day,
millions have their equivalent Second Coming as they exhale their last
breath. Are they ready for their private Second Coming? God is
not going to allow the institution which has failed Him time (6) and time again (7) to continue to
fulfill what their predecessors did:
But woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you shut the
kingdom of heaven against men, for you yourselves do not enter in; and
those that are going in, you suffer not to enter. [Matthew 23]
no more time left and that is why (8) miguel de Portugal is here now.
-- academic training and knowledge can be a barrier,
history of Apocalyptic belief will show many who expected Christ's
return during the last 2,000 years ... and until now, all those
expectations have been proven false. It is very easy to believe
that, because prophets and seers nos.. 1-100 have been incorrect, that
any prophet #101 or seer #102 will likewise be incorrect.
in the council rising up, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor
of the law, respected by all the people, commanded the men to be put
forth a little while.
And he said to them: Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what you
intend to do, as touching these men.
For before these days rose up Theodas, affirming himself to
be somebody, to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined
themselves: who was slain; and all that believed him were scattered,
and brought to nothing.
After this man, rose up Judas of Galilee, in the days of the
enrolling, and drew away the people after him: he also perished; and
all, even as many as consented to him, were dispersed.
And now, therefore, I say to you, refrain from these men,
and let them alone; for if this council or this work be of men, it will
come to nought;
But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it, lest perhaps you be found
even to fight against God.
Again..... Exactly what are we
promoting? What the Church Administration had 1600 years to do and did not. (9)
(c) the sequence
you lay out is new for most people, and does not "fit" the preconceived
notions that many people have. Specifically:
-- Right-wing Catholics often believe
that the Chastisement is imminent, but that it will be ended when a
Great King and an Holy Pontiff set things to rights. In this
view, Catholicism becomes the world religion during a long era of
peace, the triumph of the Roman Catholic Church. These people
place Antichrist and the Second Coming far into the future. They
hate the idea that "Rome has lost the faith ... "
-- Many right-wing Protestants believe in
the pre-tribulation Rapture of the faithful, followed by seven years of
evil (left wing/feminist/ etc.) governance at the hands of
Antichrist. They have no notion of spiritual peril from the right.
-- Other right-wing Protestants don't
believe in the Rapture ... but if pressed, will put the Jews at the
center of the conspiracy that will raise Antichrist to power.
Again, they have no notion of spiritual peril from the right.
-- Aside from these groups, there are
Christian liberals who no longer believe in the Return of Christ as
described in Scripture, and an even larger group of people who do not
know about, or think about, this doctrine at all.
This is why
the fulfillment of the Steps (10) - symbolically and/or
exactly as stated - should be the
confirmation of our announcements as the Miracle
of the Sun was the confirmation of Mary's visits and messages in
Fatima (11). Logically, only
a few will believe even then but, let us
be realistic, Paradise is not exactly a crowded place. Do not take
our word for it; listen to Him:
13 Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for
wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and
many there are who go in thereat.
How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and
few there are that find it!
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but
inwardly they are ravening wolves. [Matthew 7]
In case people do
not quite understand why Jesus added the statement about the false
prophets.... Those are precisely the ones who tell people that if
your are Roman Catholic, "you are in"; if not, "you are out" (12). Or, if
Protestant, the ones who tell people that once they are born again they
are assured a place in Heaven - no matter what they may do henceforth .
The Faithful should read His
there are that find it!"
We can summarize the above
evaluation of the situation
by Lee Penn in one word: Denial (13)
Denial brings temporary comfort and a lengthy stay in Purgatory for the
Elect... unless they must live through the Tribulation, in which case,
they will live Purgatory on Earth.
miguel de Portugal has asked many Catholics - Marian oriented and
If the Mother of Jesus Christ (14) repeatedly asks us to pray the rosary (15) and partake of the
Sacraments (5), why don't you do it?
The answer usually is:
The rare times when the silence gives way to: "I just do not have the time"
reminds them of the First Commandment which - in essence - is
God above all.
miguel follows that with: "After
my conversion, while practicing two professions, with and through the Grace
of God, I was able to attend Mass every day and offer at least three
Rosaries per day."
That statement basically ends the
But why was that really possible for miguel? Quite simple: The First
Commandment set the Priorities; The Mother of Jesus Christ requested it
; and miguel
believed it... and did it. How was it going to be worked out? Well....
was God's "problem"! miguel's was to obey Him.
The secret is really: When one places God First and Above All, He will
see that whatever you still "must do", and which you assigned to
Second Place in deference to Him, gets done. This situation became
amusing because people would ask miguel how he was able to
get all of "this" or "that" accomplished in so little time. Even most
of the governmental regulatory agencies red tape seemed to vanish in
The "same old (but true) story": With men this is impossible: but with God
all things are possible. [Matthew
Please - do notice: We are not being told that "FOR God all things are possible" -
we know that. We are being told that "WITH
God all things are possible."
So much talk... so little Faith.... and even less time.... but do not
despair - His Word IS True and Deliverance is close at hand!
(added on April 19, 2013)
Why do we continue the publications? The answer is quite simple.
First of all, it is the Will of God.
Secondly, we have between 50,000 and 60,000 regular visitors
is - on the average - only 25% of the total traffic, which clearly
explain why it is the Will of God that we continue.
(1) False Dawn
(2) The Lisbon earthquake
(3) A Suggestion or Two
(4) Our function
Importance and Value of the
(6) What went
(7) The final straw
miguel de Portugal
that Jesus has already
(10) Sequence of Steps
(11) The Chronology of
(12) If you are not
"Out" or so they claim
(13) Denial and Its Consequences
(14) The Divine
Motherhood of Mary
(15) The Rosary
(16) The Mother of Jesus requested
it.... over and
on April 15th,
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