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November 2008

Published on November 30th, 2008

....there will be a spectacular sky scene Monday -  December 1st - evening? (1)

(1)   News Report

Published on November 29th, 2008

....three sex abuse victims have been allowed to sue the Vatican over the abuse?  A federal judge ruled their claims can be made. (1)

Comment:  Although this was published in the Boston Globe almost two years agao (January 12, 2007) it was just published in the current Portuguese Press [Correio da Manhã - November 27, 2008]

(1)   News Report

Published on November 28th, 2008

....Russia's president visited old Cold War ally Cuba on Thursday, spending hours with President Raul Castro on the final leg of a Latin America tour designed to increase Moscow's profile in a region long dominated by the United States? (1)

Comment:  Right on target!

and that....

....."private" Russian oil company OAO Lukoil requested financing from Spanish Banks to buy a 30 % stake in Repsol YPF SA, Spain's largest oil producer? (2)

Comment:  Russia has Europe already over a barrel regarding energy and now the Spanish government sees no problem with Russia owning 30 % of Spain's largest oil producer - a purchase that will be financed by the Spanish equivalent of John Q Public. Right on target!

(1)   News Report
(2)   News Report

Published on November 27th, 2008 [Day of Thanksgiving]

....we could not possibly thank God enough for all He is to us?

Nonetheless, we can come close by precisely acknowledging that....
[Link no longer available; 2022]

Published on November 26th, 2008

....a media watchdog group names 10 video games minors shouldn't play?

Comment:  That was the easy part; the hard part is for parents to heed the advice and public gaming parlors to enforce it.

(1)   News Report

Published on November 25th, 2008

....Venus (1) and Jupiter (2) are converging for a spectacular three-way conjunction with the crescent Moon, a rare gathering some astronomers are calling 'the sky show of the year.' ? (3)

Comments:  Are not necessary if the whole news report is read and symbolism noted.

(1)  Venus was a major Roman goddess principally associated with love, beauty and fertility, the equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite.  (*)
In Roman mythology, Jupiter or Jove was the king of the gods, and the god of sky and thunder. He is the equivalent of Zeus in the Greek pantheon.  (*)
News Report

Published on November 24th, 2008

....US officials flunk test of American history, economics, civics? (1)

US elected officials scored abysmally on a test measuring their civic knowledge, with an average grade of just 44 percent, the group that organized the exam said Thursday. Ordinary citizens did not fare much better, scoring just 49 percent correct on the 33 exam questions compiled by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI).

Comment:  Do notice - John Q. Public did better than the US elected officials. The only good part of this survey is that we now fully understand who has driven the great nation that the US was into the ground.
(1)   News Report

Published on November 23rd, 2008 [Feast of Christ the King]

...the human desire and drive to have Kings and to almost adore them is, in effect, a rejection of God?

5 And they said to him: Behold thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: make us a king, to judge us, as all nations have. 6 And the word was displeasing in the eyes of Samuel, that they should say: Give us a king, to judge us. And Samuel prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord said to Samuel: Hearken to the voice of the people in all that they say to thee. For they have not rejected thee, but me, that I should not reign over them.  [ 1 Samuel 8]

We should meditate on the full meaning of that exchange between God and Samuel to mark the Feast that we should all celebrate with all our hearts and minds.

Published on November 22nd, 2008

....the Bishops’ Conference of the Dominican Republic warned this week that the passage of a law on religious associations would generate serious risks, including the celebration of marriages by unqualified ministers and the creation of “make-your-own churches.”? (1)

One of these risks, the bishop's indicated, is “the possibility of celebrating marriages presided by ministers without sufficient preparation and experience, which would become a serious problem without the presence of a legal structure on which to rest such affairs, such as in the case of matrimonial law which is almost non-existent among religious denominations.”

Comment:  These poor individuals simply cannot grasp the reality that if they "offered a good product" - that is, the Good News as Jesus delivered them - all who are counted among the Elect in their area would flock to their Churches and "the other" would be the ones who would attend to those "make-your-own churches."  They are concerned about "celebration of marriages by unqualified ministers" - What about qualified ministers celebrating invalid marriages as we have clearly pointed out to their superiors? (2)
(1)   News Report
  About invalid marriages performed by qualified ministers.

Published on November 22nd, 2008

....a Florida teen commits suicide with live Web audience? (1)

A college student committed suicide by taking a drug overdose in front of a live webcam as some computer users egged him on, others tried to talk him out of it, and another messaged OMG in horror when it became clear it was no joke.

Comment:  Everywhere one looks the breakdown of social, moral, politicalmilitary and financial order is evident. Just as scheduled.... (2)
(1)  News Report
(2)  But what can we do?

Published on November 21st, 2008

....just as expected, what is known as the US right wing, neo-con, "ultra Christian" block [with the Opus Dei right in the middle of it all] are casting a very dark shadow upon the true Christians? (1)

All we can say is: Right on schedule!
(1)  News Report

Published on November 20th, 2008 international team of researchers has discovered a puzzling surplus of high-energy electrons bombarding Earth from space? (1)

 The source of these cosmic rays is unknown, but it must be close to the solar system and it could be made of dark matter.

Comment:  Could it be that God is making sure that "all the bases are covered" and "all His options are on the table"?  We would not lose sleep over it - it just seemed amusing in a type of humor matching the matter.

(1)  News Report

Published on November 19th, 2008

....God seems to have prepared some on-line "commercials" to help the blind and the deaf see and hear our messages? (1) (2)
If most choose not to assist, He will do so. May He be Praised Eternally!

Published on November 18th, 2008

....God has reset miguel de Portugal's priorities to what they originally were before the Domains came into being in 1998?

What will be the full impact of that, we do not know... although - with the exception of Divine Instructions - less frequent postings may be one of the results.

At this point we wish to remind all of the words of Mrs. KH who just updated all of our Indexes:

Not only did I get to revisit many of the documents that are dear, but also found ones that I'm sure I had never seen before...and had to stop reading for enjoyment at a certain point and get back to work.  Therefore, I have a big backlog of articles to go back to.

Therefore, we suggest to our visitors and friends to review the updated Indexes such as The new Devotional Prayers and Readings Index, The Marian Page, The Miscellaneous Documents Index and the Master Index of Indexes at English Home Page. There are many, many valuable documents listed in those Indexes which you may have never seen.

Published on November 17th, 2008

....California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday ordered preparations for rising sea levels from global warming? (1)
(1)  News Report

Published on November 16th, 2008

....someone has picked up on the alarm that we raised regarding the unprecedented increase in seismic activity beyond the year 1995? (1)

Now, through the effort of a computer programmer the world has an real time chart showing how bad is really getting. (2)
(1)  Our initial document
(2) The real time earthquake chart

Published on November 15th, 2008

....according to a professor at an Opus Dei university in Rome, young ecclesial movements are "new wine" for the Church, and there is still time to put them into "new wineskins" ?

Luis Navarro spoke of the ecclesial movements and the recent magisterium in an address last week during the inauguration of the academic year at the Pontifical University Holy Cross.

Bishop Javier Echavarría, chancellor of the university and prelate of Opus Dei, attended the event.

Navarro noted that already in 1985, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger referred to movements as a "new generation in the Church. He said a renewal was "tranquil, but effectively on the way."

Recalling the words of Jesus, "People do not put new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise the skins burst, the wine spills out, and the skins are ruined. Rather, they pour new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved," the professor concluded that "in the case of the movements and the related magisterium of the Pope, we are still in time to put the new wine in new wineskins." (1)

Comment: When Jesus made that statement [Matthew 9, Mark 2  and Luke 5] His symbolism was: The Good News : the new wine ; and The new organization, the Church : the new skins.

Therefore, what they (they = Opus Dei) are saying is that the new ecclesial movements (new ecclesial movements = Opus Dei) is the new wine which is replacing the old wine, the Good News as delivered by Jesus Christ; and that from the magisterium of Benedict XVI will spring the new organization - replacing the Church as established by Jesus Christ.

Once again satan has served God well - the only problem is that the endemic and quasi universal blindness will not allow most of the Faithful to see what (2) and who (3) is right before their eyes. This is not new.... Mr. Gorbachev said on Portuguese National Television: "My time has not come yet" (4)  and no one caught on.
(1)  News Report
(2) The machinery to deliver the False Christ
(3) Who is Benedict XVI
(4) My time has not come yet

Published on November 14th, 2008

....a South Carolina Roman Catholic priest has told his parishioners that they should refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because the Democratic president-elect supports abortion, and supporting him "constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil"?  (1)

Comment:  "Atta boy!" That is just the way satan wants the Evangelization to be carried out.   If we could turn clerical stupidity and ignorance of the Faith into fuel, we could supply the Sun with energy!
(1)   News Report

Published on November 13th, 2008

....the world leaders, as exemplified by Mr. Paulson's (1) flip-flop, do not know what they are doing, or what they need to do, to get the world economy on track and are flying by the proverbial "seat of the pants"?

That is nothing compared to what the scenario will be once the military "free for all" starts.

At least we are at peace for we have clearly explained - to the willing - the only thing the the Faithful can do (2) in this situation and that all - leaders and followers - have been amply warned. (3)
(1)   News Report
(2)  What can we do? Part I  and  Part II
(3)  The World has been amply warned

Published on November 12th, 2008

....the nation's Roman Catholic bishops vowed Tuesday to forcefully confront the Obama administration over its support for abortion rights? (1)

They do not learn, do they?

They can confront all they want, all whom they desire, and it will be to no avail - only when they realize that the problem lies in the failed Evangelization, the solution will dawn.

If those spiritually and intellectually challenged well fed and kept men would only review what Don John Bosco proved for over 40 years, (2) they will realize that non-political Evangelization can indeed change the world.

These men are living blasphemies (3) to the life giving Evangelium that our Lord Jesus Christ brought to humanity.
(1)  News Report
(2) Meet St. John Bosco
(3)  Blaspheny: The crime of assuming to oneself the rights or qualities of God

Published on November 11th, 2008

....former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has said that the Obama administration in the United States needs far-reaching 'perestroika' reforms to overcome the financial crisis and restore balance in the world? (1)
The term perestroika, meaning restructuring, was used by Gorbachev (2) in the late 1980s to describe a series of reforms that abolished state planning in the Soviet Union.
(1)  News Report
(2) Meet Gorbachev and his dream plans

Published on November 10th, 2008

.... Israeli police rushed into one of Christianity's holiest churches Sunday and arrested two clergyman after an argument between monks erupted into a brawl next to the site of Jesus' tomb? (1)

The clash between Armenian and Greek Orthodox monks broke out in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, revered as the site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection.
(1)  News Report

Published on November 9th, 2008 - [Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran (1)]

....the key message in the story about the widow's mite is not that she gave all she had, but that she gave from her want?

We read:  For all they (the rich) did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want cast in all she had, even her whole living. [Mark 12:44]

The clue of the real message of universal reach lies at the beginning of the verse. When we give from our excess - where is the sacrifice? We must give of what we do not have extra to spare. This principle is applicable to anything we may offer to God - whether is labor, intellectual ability, time and even pain.

To offer self inflicted pain, for example, has no value as compared to offering natural pain - physical or emotional that has come upon us as part of living.

To offer time that we may devote to leisure or to banal societal activities - has great value. To offer time because we may just be bored, has very little value before the Eyes of God.   The same logic can be applied to all.

(1)   About the Basilica of St. John Lateran

Published on November 8th, 2008 - [In the Eastern Orthodox Church - Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael]

....Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone has slammed as "outrageous" allegations that Pope Pius XII didn't do enough to save Jews during World War II? (1)

and that...

....we must agree with him in this area?

It was too late for Pope Pius XII to do much about the Jews or the other fifty million people who died as the result of the disobedience of Benedict XV and Pius XI to the crystal clear and confirmed orders from Heaven (2).   The blood of millions upon millions of our brethren is upon their head and upon the head of all Roman Catholic Church Administrators who have obstructed Divine Intervention required to compensate for the failed Evangelization of the Roman Catholic Church. (3)
(1) News Report
(2) A confirmed Chronology of the Fatima Events
(3)  Why has the Evangelization failed? It certainly was not because of God!  Take a look  - Part I - Part II - Part III - Part IV


Published on November 7th, 2008 - [Devotion of First Friday of the Month]

....the respected business daily Vedomosti quoted an unnamed Kremlin official as saying Medvedev may even step down as early as next year to get Putin back at the helm? (1)
(1) News Report

Published on November 6th, 2008

... far too many are thinking that "their ship" has come?

[Please Note: This posting was prepared several hours before the appointment of the WH Chief of Staff by Mr. Obama]

Published on November 5th, 2008 - ["The day after..."]

... renowned Israeli biblical scholar and historian David Solomon last week said that conditions in Israel today are ripe for replacing democracy with theocratic monarchy and appointing a king? (1)

Speaking to Israel National Radio, Solomon said that the leadership and religious crises currently facing Israel mirror those during the time of the Prophet Samuel.

The M+G+R Foundation Comments: Has this renowned Israeli biblical scholar and historian ever read the the Holy Books of Judaism? Specifically the Book of Nevi'in (Book of the Prophets) which we have on our hands right now and where, in Chapter 8 of 1 Samuel God says to Samuel, in response to the request by the elders of Israel to appoint a King to rule over them:  "Heed the demand of the people in everything they say to you. For it is not you that they have rejected; it is Me they have rejected as their king."

Brethren, that quote is straight out of their Sacred Writings - The Tanakh... and the fool quoted in the news is supposed to be a "...renowned Israeli biblical scholar and historian..."?

Who can possibly doubt that we are within the period spoken about in the Book of Revelations 13:5?  How can we possibly remain charitable (2) with these people when, everywhere we turn, "the experts" are so blind that they could not "punch their way out of an already partially torn paper sack" even if provided with the instructions in Braille?

(1) News Report
(2) Charitable in the sense of not calling their bluffs and not exposing them for what they are. Charitable in the sense of praying and hoping  for their eyes and ears to be opened, should they be part of the Elect, yes, of course.

Published on November 4th, 2008 - [US Presidential Election Day]

....we issued this document (1) just before the last US Presidential Elections?


.... that we had no memory of it but, God, through what appeared to be a filing error, led us to it just a few hours before what will most likely be the last US Presidential Elections as we have known them?
(1) When truth no longer matters

Published on November 3rd, 2008

....God expects the voters to do their part in tomorrow's election so that He can then do His?

US citizens - Get out and vote! as the Holy spirit of God guides you to - and not as your media programmed physical senses dictate.

Hours after the above was written for publication miguel was clearly informed of the following:

"The outcome of the US Presidential elections will determine the level of suffering the world will endure as Divine Justice is dispensed and prophecy fulfilled."

Anything else we may say about the above right now would be pure personal speculation and, for that, the world has the TV and Radio Pundits.

Published on November 2nd, 2008 [All Souls Day]

....on November 1st we celebrate with and honor all of the souls who have already reached Heaven and bask in the Beatific vision of God, while on November 2nd we honor and pray very specially for the souls which are still in Purgatory? (1)

Please, do not forget that the souls in Purgatory are counting on all of us for relief.
(1) This may seem as a very basic and unnecessary explanation,  specially for "cradle Catholics",  but we do not seem to see - at either side of the Atlantic Ocean - where the devotions practiced match the reality of either day.

Published on November 1st, 2008 [All Saints Day - First Saturday of the Month]

....the souls in Purgatory are counting on you?

Published on October 31st, 2008 indulgence, applicable only to the Souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful, who devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed. The indulgence is plenary  each day from the 1st to the 8th of November; on other days of the year it is partial.  (1)

Let us give a break to our brethren in Purgatory - many of whom have no one praying for them. Human rights activists worry much about individuals serving lengthy sentences in earthly prison; they may even run a campaign to shorten the sentence or obtain a parole. Let's emulate these human rights activists in the supernatural domain and bring joy and relief to the many souls who are waiting to finally go Home to the Father.

We have the consolation to know that those in Purgatory are serving a just sentence since God is Perfectly Just, but.... let's be charitable and, while acknowledging the just sentence, invoke His Divine Mercy  (1) upon them by practicing this beautiful devotion.

(1) Details
(2) Divine Mercy

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