"The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice. They tie heavy burdens and lay them on people's shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move them. All their works are performed to be seen." (1)
Our Lord Jesus Christ minced no words when He pointed out the infidelity and hypocrisy of the religious leaders [of Judaism] of the time and pointedly disassociated them from the rightful teachings of Mosaic Law.
Through many other Biblical passages Our Lord confirms that He endorsed obedience to the Divine teachings handed down through Moses but not the multitude of man made laws and regulations which were designed to serve the personal and political interests of the religious leaders of the time.
Should the reader doubt this, we quote the words of Our Lord again to dispel the doubt. According to S. Mark (2) He proclaimed: The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath.
No, we are not about to propose that the Roman Catholic Church approves divorces or birth control devices or female priests or cast the Virgin Mary to a secondary role or whatever the special interests of man fancies. Far from it! For those of you who are not familiar with this writer, we strictly endorse the Magisterial teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
PURPOSE of DOCUMENT
The purpose of this document is three fold: (a) Echo the persistent complaints from Heaven which remind us of the words of Our Lord (1); (b) Understand why God will allow, not cause, but allow, the greatest persecution that Christianity has ever experienced with the clergy leading the victim's list; and (c) What is the faithful to do?
Why will God allow this? Because the Church was established for man, not man made for the Church. Man was made for God and he must find the way to Him through the legitimate teachings of the Church in spite of the efforts of today's scribes and Pharisees. The Church is not an end onto itself; the Church is the vehicle through which man will reach the plenitude of his communion with God. Woe to those who continue to block the way for it will not be tolerated any longer.
THE COMPLAINTS FROM HEAVEN
The complaints from Heaven may be heard through a multitude of apparitions of the Virgin Mary and may be seen in the reflection of the condition of the world today.
We will first address the complaints from Heaven manifested through Our Heavenly Mother.
La Salette (3)
Approval Status: The Vatican
Frequency: Under 5
Complaint: "The priests, ministers of my Son, the priests, by their wicked lives, by their irreverence and their impiety in the celebration of the holy mysteries, by their love of money, their love of honors and pleasures, the priests have become cesspools of impurity. Yes, the priests are asking for vengeance, and vengeance is hanging over their heads. Woe to the priests and to those dedicated to God who by their unfaithfulness and their wicked lives are crucifying my Son again!The sins of those dedicated to God cry out towards Heaven and call for vengeance, and now vengeance is at their door, for there is no one left to beg mercy and forgiveness for the people. There are no more generous souls, there is no one left worthy of offering a stainless sacrifice to the Eternal God for the sake of the world.
Request: Return to Her Son and His laws.
Prophecy: Many of the worldwide calamities from 1846 to Date were correctly forecasted.
World's Response: A basilica was built and a statue of Our Lady of La Salette was consecrated but there was no change in the behavior of the clergy.
Approval Status: The Vatican
Frequency: Under 30
Complaint: Do not offend the Lord our God any more. He is much offended. Our Lord also complains (5) "...above all, He complains very much about the luke warm, indifferent and comfortable life of the majority of the clergy and members of the religious orders."
Request: Pray the rosary daily. Consecrate Russia to Her Immaculate Heart. Stop offending Our Lord. Promote First Saturday of Reparation. Build a chapel here.
Prophecy: If Her requests are not heeded a worse war (than WW I) will take place (WW II), Russia will spread its errors in large scale and... if people do not mend their ways there will be a horrible, horrible punishment...
World's Response: Too little and too late. What She specifically requested and Our Lord insisted upon was not done per the instructions and timetable given by Heaven. The death of over 150 million human beings, so far, and the actual condition of the world at the close of the 20th Century confirms the lack of adequate response.
Rosa Mystica (6)
Date(s): 1947; 1966/1976
Approval Status: Bishop (7)
Frequency: Under 60
Complaint: Loss of vocations. Religious and clergy living in mortal sin and betraying Jesus like Judas. The world is walking the road to perdition. It requires prayer, sacrifice and penance in order to save mankind.
Request: Much penitence, prayer and expiation. Hour of Grace should be promulgated by Pope Pius XII. Cultivate Devotion to Her Immaculate Heart.
Prophecy: Our Lord is tired of so many offenses and sins against holy purity. He wants to send another punishment of the same magnitude as the Flood of Noah's time. [Note: "magnitude" and not "type".]
World's Response: No church-wide support. No recognition of the Hour of Grace. Apparition mostly ignored by the hierarchy of the Church... and the world continued to descend into the abyss as we end the 20th Century.
Approval Status: Pending (7)
Frequency: Over 1,800
Complaint: 1. The cup is (on 1961) already filling up. 2. Since the message of 1961 has not been heeded, now (1965), the cup is flowing over. Many cardinals, many bishops and many priests are on the road to perdition and are taking many souls with them. Less and less importance is being given to the Eucharist.
Request: Must make sacrifices and perform much penance. Make this message widely known. Amend your lives.
Prophecy: "You should turn the wrath of God away by your efforts. Ask for forgiveness and He will grant it." [Implied prophecy : 'If you do not change your ways and ask for forgiveness you will have to contend with wrath of God.'] There will be a Warning and a Miracle.
World's Response: The laity has done much to promote the message without official Church support. Reportedly Conchita has been forbidden, by the appropriate authorities at The Vatican, to discuss the events of Garabandal with anyone. A situation similar to that of Sr. Lucía of Fátima.
Approval Status: First stage by the local bishop on August 15, 1988, thus allowing public devotion. Please see NOTE below added on June 30, 2001
Complaint: "If Rwanda did not come back to God, said the vision, there would be a 'river of blood.'"
It has been reported that in one vision that lasted eight hours they saw terrifying images of people killing each other, and bodies thrown into rivers. They saw bodies without their heads -- decapitated. They were weeping and crying and the witnesses who crowded around the seers were left with an unforgettable impression of fear and sadness.
Request: I have come to prepare the way for my Son for your good and you do not want to understand.
Prophecy: The time remaining is short and you are absent-minded. You are distracted by the goods of this world which are passing. I have seen many of my children getting lost and I have come to show them the true way.'
World's Response: The Rwandan genocide of 1994 underscores well the response of the faithful and Church - Insufficient!
NOTE added on June 30, 2001 - the Memorial of the First Martyrs of RomeCatholic World News, reports from Gikongoro, Rwanda, on June 29, 2001, that Archbishop Augustin Misago of Gikongoro, Rwanda, has announced that he is satisfied that the Virgin Mary has appeared in the town of Kibeho, Rwanda.As it has happened in the past, after the announced (and conditioned to the Church and faithful response) horrors of the Rwanda genocide became a bloody reality, the "prudent" Church authorities approves the Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the town of Kibeho, Rwanda.
The Archbishop has released a statement indicating his "definitive judgment" that the reported apparitions in Kibeho are authentic. The Vatican made the archbishop's statement public on June 29.
Vatican officials privately point out that the Holy See does not ordinarily take a stand on the authenticity of extraordinary events such as apparitions; such determinations are always left to the diocesan bishops. So the publication of Archbishop Misago's statement was an indirect sign of Vatican support for his findings.
As we have said in the past: There is no doubt that the Church has the Infallible Guidance of the Holy Spirit; however, it is indeed a tragedy that the men running the Church, being more concerned with their Ecclesiastical Careers than with the flock placed in their care, continue to ignore such Perfect and Infallible Guidance.
Miguel de Portugal wishes to remind these "prudent" Church Beaurocrats of the Words of Our Lord as related by Matthew, Chapter 7 [Douay-Rheims Version of The Holy Bible]:15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves....and further in Chapter 21 [Douay-Rheims Version of The Holy Bible]...
16 By their fruits you shall know them...
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in thy name, and cast out devils in thy name, and done many miracles in thy name?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.
18 And in the morning, returning into the city, he [Jesus] was hungry. 19 And seeing a certain fig tree by the way side, he came to it and found nothing on it but leaves only. And he saith to it: May no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And immediately the fig tree withered away.And so it shall be the fate of the existing Beaurocracy of the Church.
Is the faithful scandalized at our words? Please, do not be. Our words are a faint echo of the words of our Heavenly Mother in La Salette, 1846, France - Approved and Amply Acknowledged by the Church with a Basilica:"The priests, ministers of my Son, the priests, by their wicked lives, by their irreverence and their impiety in the celebration of the holy mysteries, by their love of money, their love of honors and pleasures, the priests have become cesspools of impurity. Yes, the priests are asking for vengeance, and vengeance is hanging over their heads. Woe to the priests and to those dedicated to God who by their unfaithfulness and their wicked lives are crucifying my son again! The sins of those dedicated to God cry out towards Heaven and call for vengeance, and now vengeance is at their door,...One and all have been amply warned by Our Lord. The response has not been adequate. May the destruction of the world and Church, as they now exist, now proceed to its final stages.
Country: former Yugoslavia
Approval Status: Pending (7)
Frequency: Over 1,500
Complaint: The world has gone materialistic and is going to total perdition and ruin.
Request: Pray, fast, do penance and return to the Sacraments. Reconcile yourself with God and with one another. Hurry !
Prophecy: Great chastisement will come after a warning and a great miracle. "Hurry, hurry to convert, the time people have is short!"
World's Response: The public response has been great - at least in appearances. The Catholic Church cannot take an active role in its promotion, yet it is making it easy for its dissemination on the merits of its rich yield of good fruit. However, Milosevic's actions in the Balkans speak clearly about the quality of our response to the calls of Heaven.
Without a doubt, the sales of religious items and religious pilgrimages/vacations is up worldwide but the former Yugoslavia has been almost obliterated and is soaked in the blood of the innocent. Perhaps the increase in the sales of religious paraphernalia and pious vacations is not the response Our Lady had in mind when She visited Medjugorje...
A MOMENT OF MEDITATION
We have been accused of "preaching to the choir" but we ask ourselves, could it be that this choir [most members of the Hierarchy and some of the faithful] is deaf?
Is this choir really that blind? That arrogant? What is it going to take for the so-called militant Church to turn back to God? We assure you, in the Name of God, whatever it will take He will allow - even if the dead are numbered in the hundreds of millions, the rivers are literally turned into blood and the material loss reach numbers which defy computation.
Dear, dear brothers and sisters. Our Heavenly Mother has come to warn us many times. If She has come to warn us, that means that God wants us to do something to prevent or lessen the great suffering awaiting humanity. If we are awash in blood and buried under close to 200 million (11) unnecessary brutal deaths then we have to face some very tough choices:
(a) The Marian Apparitions are a hoax; OR
(b) Evil is stronger than God; OR
(c) The prayers and sacraments are worthless; OR
(d) The Catholic Church, Roman and Orthodox, and the faithful, are not responding the way we should.
If the Catholic Church was founded to help humanity reach God and has failed, and those who control it have been persistently blocking a loving God from reaching out to us through His Daughter, His Mother and His Spouse, we need to make a careful, serene and objective evaluation of the situation.
Every single Roman Pontiff of the 20th Century has done all in their limited [by protocol, tradition, politics, mammon, etc.] power to comply with Heaven, yet compliance has not been achieved. Why? Personal agendas of most of the ecclesiastical "middle management".
Do you doubt this? Please consider...
Our Lord Jesus Christ requested decades ago through Sister Faustina [soon to become St. Faustina] to establish the Feast of Mercy on the Sunday after Easter Sunday. There is no human on earth who desires that more than H.H. John Paul II, yet, it has not been done.
Without a doubt, every Pope from Pius XII on to H.H. John Paul II would have beatified Jacinta and Francisco Marto much sooner; however, hell almost froze over before those genuine martyrs were approved for Beatification.
Through the Fatima events Heaven requested that the Immaculate Heart of Mary be honored as a feast in the Universal Church. One hundred and fifty million maimed corpses later, poor John Paul II was able to fulfill part of the request in pectore (secretly/unpublicized) on January 1, 1996. The day of observance of the Immaculate Heart of Mary became a Memorial of Obligation and placed in the Calendar of the Universal Church [Prot. 2376/95/L]. It was made public over a year after H.H. John Paul II signed it. (12)
Many similar situations may be listed showing the very limited power the Roman Pontiff has when it comes to move the hierarchical middle management into action. In 2,000 years they have become masters of passive resistance.
We stated as the purpose of this document to echo the persistent complaints from Heaven and to help the faithful understand why God will allow, not cause, but allow, the greatest persecution that Christianity has ever experienced with the clergy leading the victim's list.
But what is the faithful to do? Pray, sacrifice, penance, Eucharistic Reparation, Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, partake of the Sacraments often - especially Reconciliation, pray the Holy Rosary daily and Evangelize by example.
No one can stop the faithful from fulfilling the pleas from Heaven. They are part of the Magisterial Teachings of the Church. His Holiness John Paul II has been exhorting the faithful to do this since he ascended to the Throne of Peter and his predecessors did too.
Brethren - it is time to stop talking and start praying.
As we conclude this document we realize that the only issues that we have not confirmed to you yet are why the clergy will lead the victim's list and why the Church Hierarchy and faithful should heed our words.
You may find that confirmation in the Book of Malachi. A Book which was written as an introduction for both the First AND Second Coming of the Messiah.
Copyright 2001 by The M+G+R Foundation. All rights reserved.
Originally published on February 19, 2000.
(1) St. Matthew 23:2-5
(2) St. Mark 2:27
(3) La Salette
(5) Letter Sr. Lucía to her Father Superior on January 12, 1940. Tuy, Spain.
(6) Rosa Mystica
(7) The position of the Church regarding certain Marian Apparitions
(10) Medjugorje Messages 1984-2000
(11) We have been warned by the Virgin Mary
(12) Voz de Fátima (Sanctuary of Fátima official newspaper), April 13, 1997, p.3
(1) St. Matthew 23:2-5
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