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May 22
•  Why do we seem to stress the apparently negative aspects of the Divine Realm?

May 14
•  "When you pray, do not abound in words" [Mt 6:7] - What does it mean?
•  When a particular Bible becomes an idol

May 12
•  Three news reports: (a) Qanon exposed as a Pysop; (b) Pope Francis about Idolatry; (c) Apple hits $1 trillion valuation

May 5
•  We are not "doing God a favor" by living in accordance to His Fundamental Laws

May 4
•  The church in Abu Dhabi named “His Holiness Francis Church”

May 22nd, 2023

Why do we seem to stress the apparently negative aspects of the Divine Realm?

FROM OUR FILES: August 28th, 2010

From miguel de Portugal

Why do we (1) seem to stress... the apparently negative aspects of the Divine Realm?

There are several reasons but, primarily, to ensure that no one who ever visits our pages raises his/her voice asking: "Why would a loving God allow this?" or "Where was God?"

Nonetheless, the reader may ask: Why is it so important to help people not to fall into that trap?

The very theo-logical answer is: Because when man dares to question God and His goodness and justice, he/she incurs a greater debt to God.

For example: as we have explained elsewhere, (2) "Pain is the megaphone that God uses for the deaf to hear." Then, if we blaspheme against God because of the pain He is allowing (not causing) upon us to help us, we incur a greater "hearing loss" which, in turn, will require that God allows an increase of "the volume of the megaphone", that is - the pain.

Symbolically in physical terms....

Imagine that you fall off a second story terrace and hurt yourself lightly. You then struggle to your feet, and seething with anger take the elevator to the tenth story and jump off the window "just to get even with the force of gravity"; or....

You have a child with a slight dysfunction, which causes him/her to act rambunctious to call and hold your attention. You respond by ignoring him/her. The result: The child's misbehavior will increase to outright dangerous level for all.

Bottom line: We are trying to minimize the pain for the Elect who are destined for Heaven and must get there - one way (the easier way) or the other (through sheer pain). (3)

(1) Is miguel de Portugal being too pessimistic?
(2) God's Megaphone
(3) Divine Mercy in Action

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May 14th, 2023

“When you pray, do not abound in words” [Mt 6:7] – What does it mean?

From AB @ Europe

[Underlined by sender]

Being myself an adherent of the Rosary (1), I recently began to reflect on a verse [of the Bible] to which I had not previously paid attention. It is Matt. 6:7-8, which, according to Straubinger’s translation, reads as follows: “And when you pray, do not abound in words (*), as the Gentiles do, who think that by much speaking they will be heard. Therefore, do not imitate them, for your Father knows what things you need, before you ask him.” (2)

(*) [Note from the sender:] Also expressed as do not use meaningless repetitions in the Bible of the Americas.

Although I find it hard to believe that this verse is criticizing the recitation of prayers such as the Rosary (1) or the Litanies, considering that The M+G+R Foundation offers recommendations on prayer, I would like to ask if it would be possible to clarify the meaning of the quoted passage.



Thank you for asking! That is a very valid question!

Your willingness to question glorifies God. Many other believers find apparent inconsistencies in the Bible or in the practice of the Faith and prefer not to acknowledge their doubts “so as not to offend God”, when, in reality, what they are doing is blocking God from helping them to draw closer to Him.

In response to your particular question, you have already pointed out the key in your quote from the Bible of the Americas: “do not use meaningless repetitions”.

Confirming the same, in the King James Bible you can find the word “vain”:

7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. [Mt 6:7-8]

That is why we recommend the meditated Rosary (1). What we do is to put in our mind, “as a backdrop” the mysteries / images / meditations and over them we recite the prayers.

One way to enhance this (and this is how we practice it) is to intercalate the mystery in the Hail Mary. For example:

The Annunciation

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus,
who was announced to you by an angel.
Holy Mary, Mother of the Son of God,
pray for us sinners, now and eternally, Amen.

In addition, we find it important to place an intention/request before each mystery. In the way we practice it regularly, each decade of the Rosary is tied to a particular petition or thanksgiving, and that is the “informal” prayer part of the Rosary.

Another noteworthy point in the verses cited is this:

“Your Father knows what things you need before you ask him” [Mt 6:8]

Some could ask, “Why pray then, when He can read my mind?”

That verse does not mean that prayer is not necessary. Both formal and informal prayer are good and necessary, and Jesus gave us the example that He practiced both forms. The meaning here is: Do not elaborate with instructions what you ask of the Father; ask simply and He will take care of the details, the how and the when. (We can even go further: leave to Him even the “whether or not what you ask is the best for you and should be granted.”)

Too much detail in prayer requests would mean that you do not have enough trust in Him —in which case you can ask Him to give you more trust— or that you do not have a sufficient level of abandonment to His Will (because you want your problem to be solved by Him in a certain way and not in another, for example) — in which case you can ask Him to help you abandon yourself more to His Will.
When pagans (“worshippers of other gods”) prayed to their gods, they could not fit in their minds the concept of an All-Powerful God. Instead, they projected onto their gods an image of limited humanity. Thus, they tended to think that the prayer formula needed to abound in details and instructions to explain to their gods “how they had to do the things” they asked for.

Or they would think that the prayers needed to be pompous and overloaded with flourishes — as if the prayer had a power of its own. Unconsciously, they had the impulse to want to “compensate” for the lack of power and intelligence of their anthropomorphic gods. But it does not have to be that way with the True Almighty God, and this is what Jesus was warning about in the verses we have just seen.

Ricardo de Valencia

(1) The Holy Rosary with Scriptural Meditations
(2) The original communication from the sender was in Spanish. In this post in English, the verses are translated by The M+G+R Foundation from the Straubinger Bible through a near word-for-word translation.

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May 14th, 2023

When a particular Bible becomes an idol

From Ricardo de Valencia

Many times we have said that the Straubinger Bible (1)(2) is perhaps the best rendition of the Bible among the English and Spanish versions. What we have seen in the above post is an example that the Straubinger Bible is not absolutely perfect either. We take this opportunity to issue this warning/reminder:

When a specific Bible translation —whether Straubinger’s, the King James Version or any other— is considered by some to be a perfect work in absolute terms, we must consider whether the believer has not turned that particular Bible version into an idol. Just as it would be an act of idolatry, for example, to elevate to “perfection” a particular image of the Virgin Mary and discard the other images “because they are not as good”.

Only God is perfect. The different biblical translations or “versions” (3), although they are reflections of God’s Word, Which Is Perfect, are not perfect as God is Perfect, just as a mirror cannot be absolutely perfect.

Therefore, although some translations such as Straubinger Bible, King James Bible, Douay-Rheims Bible or Word English Bible were certainly guided by God and deserve great reverence, the illumination of the Holy Spirit is still necessary for their proper reading, to fill gaps or remedy inaccuracies (sometimes, errors or misinterpretations (2)) due to human causes – or also, sometimes, to receive aspects or messages that God grants only on an individual basis.

(1) The Holy Bible. Direct version of the primitive texts and the translation of the Latin Vulgate into Spanish. By Monsignor Juan Straubinger
(2) Biblical Literalism or Symbolism? It is Both - It Just Depends on the Circumstances
(3) The Sacred Texts contain the Word of God. Yes, but... Which of the 3000 Translations of the Bible is the correct one?

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May 12th, 2023

Three news reports:

(a) Qanon exposed as a Pysop

(b) Pope Francis about Idolatry

(c) Apple hits $1 trillion valuation

FROM OUR FILES: August 9, 2018

From miguel de Portugal

A few key news reports which maybe many should be aware of...

1.  QAnon Exposed as An Intel Psyop  (1)

After more than 6 months of watching people get scammed by the #QAnon phenomena, I (the article's author) am going to make the below thread to explain to you exactly why it is an intelligence agency-backed psyop, what techniques are being used, and why you need to stop people falling for it.

I referred to #QAnon today as a 'Pied Piper' operation. What I meant by this, is that the operation exists to round up people that are otherwise dangerous to the Deep State (because they are genuinely opposed to it) usurp time & attention, & trick them into serving its aims., etc.


We knew that but, for those who need greater detail, this article could be an eye opener which would help spot other “birds of the same feather”.

2.  Pope at General Audience: “Love is incompatible with idolatry” (2)

In his continued catechesis on the Ten Commandments at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis warns against the temptation to idolatry present in modern society, saying the true God teaches us to love.


They have spent 1,600 years teaching idolatry by example —using images, painted and sculped— and now he comes up with this. Francis is indeed doing the best he can to destroy the faith by inappropriately correcting the money making errors they promoted for sixteen centuries.

Considering that we know for a fact that some Seminarians in Houston have referred to those who adore The Eucharistic Presence of Jesus as “cookie worshippers” —a mind set that is probably shared by millions upon millions of Catholics considering the lack of importance given by most to Jesus in the Eucharist— many will add the adoration of His Eucharistic presence in Bergoglio's definition of idolaters.

Once again we must point our that the Vatican II started dealing with this in the appropriate manner but then Opus Dei took over the church.

3. Apple hits $1 trillion stock market valuation (3)

Apple Inc became the first $1 trillion publicly listed U.S. company on Thursday, crowning a decade-long rise fueled by its ubiquitous iPhone that transformed it from a niche player in personal computers into a global powerhouse spanning entertainment and communications.


And people still do not catch the connection this has with the Biblical fall of mankind. Even their logo is an apple from which a bite has been taken. There is no doubt – satan is having a blast!

(1) Source Article archived in our domain (The original link from 2018 is no longer working)
(2) Pope at General Audience: "Love is incompatible with idolatry"
(3) Apple hits $1 trillion stock market valuation

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May 5th, 2023

We are not “doing God a favor” by living in accordance to His Fundamental Laws

FROM OUR FILES: December 5, 2017

Have you realized that...? of the greatest Graces that we can receive from God is the full and constant awareness that we owe everything to Him; that we could never thank Him enough and that without Him we are nothing?

Such sincere and continued acknowledgment not only consoles and gives great joy to God, but also triggers a continued flow of Graces from Him. It is a reverse catch-22 (1) syndrome.

and that...

...we are not “doing God a favor” by living in accordance to His Fundamental Laws? He is the One Who did us a favor by giving us those Fundamental Laws so that, by living in accordance to them our passage through Time will be in the easiest and happiest possible manner.

and that... if that were not enough, if we seek to live in such maner He will help us overcome our fallen nature so that we can live His Fundamental Laws.

Comments: Talk about a win win situation! No wonder they are called the Good News! It is a real crime that this simple and straight forward information has not been taught for the last 1600 years by word, deed and example.

(1) catch-22: a problematic situation for which the only solution is denied by a circumstance inherent in the problem or by a rule

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May 4th, 2023

The church in Abu Dhabi named “His Holiness Francis Church”

From LM @ USA

Have you heard about the church in Abu Dhabi named “His Holiness Francis Church?” It is part of the Abrahamic Family House campus there. The other two buildings on the campus are a synagogue and a Mosque. On Wikipedia they call it the St. Francis Church named after St. Francis of Assisi, but I have pictures from google earth and A Jewish publication that call it the His Holiness Francis Church. Public access to the structures began March 1, 2023.

What are we in for now...
Jesus come quickly!


Our Response:

Thank you! Very interesting! We did not know this.

Indeed, it is interesting that this temple has a double name and that the press is contributing to the unofficial name, “His Holiness Francis Church”, being widely circulated and accepted.

The official name —that is, according to the local ecclesiastical authorities— is “St. Francis of Assisi Church”, and it is officially dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi (1). But numerous media —including CNN, Catholic News Agency (CNA), Gulf News and The Emirates News Agency (WAM) (2), to cite prominent examples— are also calling the church by a second name, “His Holiness Francis Church”.

As many Catholics already know, it is customary to name new temples after deceased saints, in honor of and to ask for the protection of the saint of the same name. In this case, the unofficial name given to that temple is the equivalent of raising the pseudo-Pope Francis (3) to a double honor:

(a) Declaring him a “Saint” during his lifetime, with the same honors that are granted to a true saint after he dies and after his sanctity has been proven and admitted by the Church.

(b) Elevate him not as just any saint, but as someone comparable to the stature of St. Francis of Assisi.

This is fully in line with the program to achieve a One World Religion (4)(5). In this case, around Bergoglio, just as the ninth president of Israel, the late Shimon Peres, desired (6). Although the attempt will not succeed, its promoters will keep on trying until the end (7). Let us continue to pray that they cause the minimum of damage along the way.

(1) Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia (official site) - Apostolic Vicariate's Thanksgiving Speech
“Bishop Paolo's Thanksgiving Speech at St. Francis Church in Abrahamic Family House” — “February 20, 2023. Abu Dhabi. ...thanksgiving speech delivered by Bishop Paolo Martinelli at the Thanksgiving Prayer Service held at St. Francis Church in the Abrahamic Family House, Saadiyat Island, on 19 February 2023.” — “We wanted to celebrate this moment of thanksgiving this evening, especially for the gift of this church within the Abrahamic family house. A church donated to Pope Francis and dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi, the saint of universal brotherhood, peace and reconciliation, and the saint of the custody of creation.”
(2) A church with a double name:
(a) Gulf News: “The Abrahamic Family House consists of a one-storey plinth with a central welcoming forum and three houses of worship – Eminence Ahmed El-Tayeb Mosque, His Holiness Francis Church and Moses Ben Maimon Synagogue.”
(b) The Emirates News Agency (WAM): “At the Abrahamic Family House, visitors are invited to participate in religious services, guided tours, celebrations, and opportunities to explore faith. Each of the dedicated houses of worship, the Eminence Ahmed El-Tayeb Mosque, His Holiness Francis Church, and Moses Ben Maimon Synagogue, has space for observers, and daily guided tours will show visitors features of the design pertinent to the practices and traditions of each faith.”
(c) CNN: “His Holiness Francis Church is dedicated to the 13th century monk St. Francis of Assisi, after whom the current Catholic pope is named.”
(d) Catholic News Agency: “Representing the pope for the first prayer service at the new St. Francis of Assisi Church was Cardinal Michael L. Fitzgerald, ...” – and – “His Eminence the Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald hosted the first service at His Holiness Francis Church earlier today.”
(3) Index of Documents about "Pope" Francis I / Jorge Bergoglio
(4) The Attempt to Establish a One World Religion - We have been warning about it since 1993
(5) Very close to the fulfillment: Jorge Bergoglio, accepted by millions as Pope Francis, asks for prayers for One World Religion
(6) Israel's 9th President called for a One World Religion under the leadership of Pope Francis
(7) The attempt to establish a New World Order, and its end – “The full establishment of a New World Order and One World Religion will never come to pass, even though the architects of such socio-religious structures continue their futile efforts in achieving them.”

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