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As the Faith Fades...
"But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?" [Luke 18:8]
The purpose of this document is to help the Faithful to clearly see that "they are being sold a bill of undeliverable goods" by those promising an upcoming "Golden Era". Why? To discourage them? No! A thousand times No!
On the contrary, we want to help protect the
faith of the true children of God by continuously demonstrating - using easy to confirm
facts and figures - that God Is not endorsing those
selling the faithful "the bill of undeliverable goods". It is man, in his continuing
attempt to "Be like unto God", who is misrepresenting Him for their own petty and very
In several past documents (1) we have shown that obviously the
Evangelization effort of the Church has failed in, essentially, all fronts. In this document we
wish to highlight the country where the alleged "Way" to save mankind - Escrivá's "Way" -
has also failed even though his Opus Dei group
has a stronghold in the education, politics and finances in Spain.
Spain, together with Portugal are, according to Vatican sources, the remaining strongholds
of Roman Catholicism in Western Europe. You shall be able to evaluate the truth in that
Part I - The (alleged) Forces of Good
From the Catholic Church Statistics (for the year 2002):
The Spanish State contributed to the Roman Catholic Church approximately 4,700,000,000 (4.7
billion) US Dollars equivalence
The Spanish Roman Catholic Church spent in Programs and Caritas (Charitable enterprises)
approximately 39,000,000 US Dollars equivalence (Note that this is
only a 0.83 % of what the State contributes to
The Spanish Roman Catholic Church has:
937 Church orphanages
5,197 Educational Centers
22, 964 Parishes
Superimposing on the above statistics information about the Opus Dei
"Opus Dei was founded by Msgr. Josemaria Escrivá in 1928 in Madrid with the aim of spreading
throughout all sectors of society a profound awareness of the universal call to holiness and
apostolate (of Christian witness and action) in the ordinary circumstances of life, and, more
specifically, through one's professional work. On Nov. 28, 1982, Pope John Paul II established
Opus Dei as a personal prelature with the full title, Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus
"Escrivá joined Franco's cause, like practically all bishops, priests, religious and Catholics in Spain and in the world. However, he did not participate in war activities. In 1939 saw the election of Pope Pius XII just in time to bless the victory over communism in Spain. He would be a providential man for the Opus Dei. In 1946 Opus Dei established its first house outside Spain, in the Portuguese university city of Coimbra (4). Opus Dei penetrated the Universities and actually controlled the most ambitious cultural project of the Franco regime, the Superior Council of Scientific Investigations."
Part II - The Results of the Forces of Evil
From statistics collected and published (2) by the Roman Catholic Church we learn the following facts and figures:
In 1960, 95 % of the population
was a Practicing Catholic; a number which was
dropped by 45 % to
52 % by 1993
In 1960, 5% of the population was Non Practicing Catholics; a number which increased by 400! % to 32% by 1993
In 1960, no one (dared) to claim to
be Non-religious; a number which
15% by 1993, after peaking at
20 % in 1975
A brief historical notation:
In Spain there was an extreme right Dictatorship (in collusion with the Roman Catholic Church - as
it is customary) up to 1975, when the dictator Francisco Franco died, such type of regime ended.
If one looks at his regime as a 20th Century version of the Inquisition, one can understand why in
1960 no one dared to claim to be non-religious while 95 % "claimed" to be practicing Catholics.
Homosexuals were sent and kept in pseudo concentration camps.
The Health Minister of Spain, reported during the second half of 2004 that:
* The use of cannabis and cocaine in Spain is above the average for the European Union.
* The use of cocaine has doubled in the last 10 years.
* The young cocaine users went from 1.8 % of total users to 6.9 % of all users. This translates to 144,000 young ones have consumed cocaine in the last 12 months. [NOTE: Spain population as of 2003 was 41,500,000 inhabitants]
Crime has increased in Spain by 33 % from 1993 through 2003
From visual observation of, and from intermingling with, Spanish population at all levels we see in "social satire" format that:
* Most Spaniards under 30 are only in Church if it is their funeral (Unless they are in a Catholic
School and are forced to attend. Once out of the "forced attendance" condition, they,
naturally drop out.
* It used to be: "Drink and be merry and enjoy it" now it is "Drink just to get drunk and escape."
* The lack of vocations will not be a problem here. Those who regularly attend Church in Spain are about the same age of the remaining priests. The question is who will die first, the last priest or the last Church attendee.
* Words as "my wife" or "my husband" are almost extinct in the newer generations. What one hears more often is "my partner" - which means: "The one I am having sex with now on a regular basis but not serious enough to marry."
What we do not see anywhere is the alleged million plus youths who went to the last Papal Youth
Jamboree in Madrid. They are certainly not in Church!
Once again - and we will never tire of repeating it:
Now, we have shown that in their home country, a country they control, those who felt so special
as to manipulate H.H. John Paul II to set them as a parallel Church - The Personal Prelature of
the Holy Cross and Opus Dei - have obviously and logically also failed to turn back the tide of
evil. We actually venture to say that, by their elitist sectarian behavior they have
accelerated the Demise of the Faith in Spain just as they did in Portugal.
If it is not them, then, who is at fault? God? Is evil stronger than God?
The Opus Dei leadership, brothers and sisters, is the one who claims that they are going to save
the Catholic Church and the world and they cannot even lead their home country, a country which
they control. Tragically, far too many wish to believe this "bill of undeliverable goods" because
they have been given "the pious formula" on how they can
"legitimately" serve Mammon and God - in direct contradiction to anything that may be found in the
We have done all we can to warn them of their errors.
Now, you must decide: Are you going to trust God or
man? It is entirely your decision...
(1) What Went Wrong? and The Reality of a Failed Evangelization Effort
(2) "La Iglesia Católica en España" 2002 - Excerpts Published in Spain's EL PAIS, September 5, 2004
(3) The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei by an illustrious friend.
(4) Opus Dei in Portugal
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