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From RC @
on October 30th, 2007
At your request, I have reviewed the History Channel program aired
recently about "The Lost Book of Nostradamus".
Briefly, the "lost" book is alleged to have been presented by N
to a cardinal at the Vatican where it stayed under wraps for
years. Later it was purchased by the Italian National Library
from someone else but the author was claimed to be N. It was
recently "found" by an Italian author who was apparently perusing the
The book is a collection of 80 watercolor plates which depict many of
the quatrains. They are not bound together but in a portfolio
which apparently was typical for the times.
Most important, the plates depict what "experts" contend is the
apocalypse. The images are all loaded with symbolism so one can
read into many what one wants. Basically the images are all bad
news for the Church with representations of the Pope in various degrees
of distress or danger and many representations of the AntiChrist.
Interestingly, this program addresses one of the criticisms featured on
the preceding program (also recorded) which is, "Why can't you N experts predict something
rather than telling us after the fact?
" To wit, where were
those experts on Sept. 10, 2001?
Thus, there is a mad dash, if not frenzy, to figure out what is going
to happen next.
The climax is that it will all end when certain celestial events
occur. These events only happen once every 13,000 years and are
due again between 1992-2012.
Yes that 2012 number, again. (2)
The program admits that the book is not an original by N, but rather
recopied. The program insists that it must be important since it
was kept and recopied over the years.
I believe that the book importance and relevance was stated at
TIMES, thus there must be a reason this book came to light now.
The basic problem with this kind of programming is that it gives people
a fatal diagnosis without any hope of cure. Worse, it trivializes
the events since there is a GAME for people to play in which one
makes predictions using quatrains. I agree that seers can and do
see, but they are not doing God's Will. It is fair to say that a
prophet of God will announce that he is a prophet of God and act like
one, with wisdom, patience, courage, charity and humility.
One can tell God's Messengers by what they say and do.
This program feeds into the Jonah syndrome. As you know, it
wasn't easy to get Jonah to deliver the message to Ninevah, but once he
did, he actually looked forward to having Ninevah destroyed.
Shame on him!
If we learn anything from this program: it is
1. do not trust anything touched by the
2. people are most driven by fear, greed comes in second; (3)
3. God provides warnings (4),
but also hope that if we do the right thing, we can stay His Hand or
mitigate the damage (5).
As Our Blessed Mother said, Pray, Pray, and Pray some more.
One can never Pray too much!
(2) About the
- always catches man's attention
of the Sun at Fatima, Upcoming Warning
Indeed it is in
From KH @
on October 27th, 2007
Regarding your mailing with the Subject: CDC: Suicide rate among U.S. girls soars (1) and considering the
literature research that you requested I conduct to confirm the
relationship you knew about "otherwise" between effect of the widely
taken antidepressants and the ever increasing wave of suicides...
Goodness and wonder of wonders! To say I am
astounded, that would be an understatement.
I saw that headline yesterday, but never stopped to read the article,
so it really came as a surprise this morning. God is EVERYTHING
that you proclaim about Him -- and more, and I am only sorry that I so
often think Him into the very limited boundaries of my human
understanding and imagination... something I pray to overcome but then
there are still more amazement... this must be His Infinite Goodness.
Dearest m de P, thank you for sharing and thank God for providing these
wonders for me to think about... I am sure I will be shaking my head in
amazement for days. I will keep praying about this and all the
rest, and thanking Our Lord for His Blessed "alternate reality".
You have a Blessed day, too, and many thanks,
referred to mailing....
The suicide rate among preteen and young teen girls spiked 76
percent, a disturbing sign that federal health officials say they
For all young people between ages 10 to 24, the suicide
rate rose 8
percent from 2003 to 2004 — the biggest single-year bump in 15
in what one official called "a dramatic and huge increase."
The report, based on the latest numbers available, was released
Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and suggests
a troubling reversal in recent trends. Suicide rates had fallen by
percent since 1990 among young people.
As for why rates are up, Richard Lieberman, who coordinates the
suicide prevention program for Los Angeles public schools, said one
cause could be a rise in depression during tumultuous adolescent years.
Arias said the declining use of antidepressants in those age groups
might play a role. But it's "not the only factor" that health officials
will be studying.
Four years ago, federal regulators warned that antidepressants
seemed to raise the risk of suicidal behavior among young people, so
black box warnings were put on the drugs' packaging.
When partial teen suicide data was published earlier this year,
experts noted at the time that the drop in sales of the drugs
corresponded with a rise in the suicide rate. Now there is concern that
some children who need the medication aren't getting it.
God willing we will address the antidepressant angle soon.
In the meantime, be assured that the " Now there is concern that
some children who need the medication aren't getting it.
line is not surprising to us. Notice we said "line" and not
The schedule is being kept relentlessly.
News report: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070906/ap_on_he_me/teen_suicides&printer=1;_ylt=Aje33lIo7ioaZ_.nW2QUAMla24cA
It must be this "alternative reality" (See Public
Forum - Part I on September 7th)
miguel is living....
From WO @
on October 22nd, 2007
Christ be with you!
Some late night web browsing on a totally unrelated subject led me
to a very startling revelation: There is a provable connection
between Opus Dei/OD related entities, their leaders and the nefarious
organization known as Skull and Bones.
The well known group, Catholics United for the Faith (CUF), has
always been a powerhouse conservative "catholic" entity, seemingly
beyond reproach. Yet I could never figure out exactly WHAT they do,
except posture and pose as pseudo intellectuals longing for a
complete restoration of the power and glory of "Holy Mother Church", as
they erroneously refer to the Church
(Mary was declared Mother of the Church by H.H. Paul VI and Mary is our
Mother too - not the Church!).
Even after reading this, I am still unsure of WHY they are raising
money ! Or what - in concrete terms - CUF actually does. While some
broad goals are stated (without defining where the planned for
facilities are to be located), one cannot readily find out who is
running CUF (its officers, etc.). The address listed in in
Steubenville, OH - where the famous liberal university is located; the
which produced many of the evangelicals who now populate EWTN. If
serves me right, CUF used to have a mailing address suspiciously close
of Opus Dei when they were located in New Rochelle, NY in the 80s.
Should that not be enough of a clue, the endorsement by Archbishop
Raymond "Bully" Burke - the poster boy for OD cooperators - will
Now here is the "clincher": The founder of CUF - H. Lyman Stebbins
- went to Yale, where he was tapped for the demonic Skull and Bones (1)
fraternity in 1933.
It can be said with certainty that a "Bonesman" is a Mason; to not
be would be virtually impossible. Masons (2) are encouraged to "get
involved with local churches"..... which can be viewed as a type of
"operation by insertion into the local church"........ which are OD
terms, to the letter.
So here we have a well known but inscrutable "catholic
organization" founded by a man who was: a) a Bonesman, b) a presumed
Mason, c) an investment banker
- who obviously was able to use the
previous two connections, d) a
writer/self made intellectual who set
himself up as an instant "catholic leader of conservatism/orthodoxy",
e) one who helped engineer the
desire for the return to the glory and
power of the Vatican, et. al.
At his death, Stebbins was lauded by The Wanderer and other
conservative/traditionalist periodicals. On hearing of his death I
wondered: "Who IS this guy"? I had never heard of him....... yet it was
as if a great actor or politician or global importance had passed.
The connections and implications of this are staggering! Yet I
am not surprised, as the best way to commandeer an organization is to
work from inside. And this only goes to prove what you have said
regarding the threat from the Right, and the coming right wing order.
You remain in my daily prayers,
http://ctrl.org/boodleboys/boodleboysmembersbyclass.htm - (scroll down
(2) Note from The M+G+R Foundation:
All "Masons" are not alike nor their intentions the same - any more
than all Christians, Jews, etc.
From RC @
on October 21st, 2007
Blessings to you on This Day of the Lord!
Sunday is a wonderful day to rest and be thankful for the week
past and to contemplate and pray for wisdom, patience and courage to
face the next week.
Today's Mass Readings remind us of the importance of perseverance
and help from one another. Most important we must continue to act
our faith as guided by The Holy Spirit. Blessed are they who
to the end. Yes, Jesus, there will be faith on earth when you
It seems to be "a little known fact about a well known subject"
but Jesus did not live a life of ease and comfort. He was born to
working class people and spent his life in service and
saw The Big Picture, of course, and did not need faith, but He did do
the job for which He was sent. It is still a miracle that the All
Powerful God would humiliate Himself to become one of us for the
express purpose of saving us.
Our true destiny is to follow His Example (1), and to perserve in
doing the right thing, always. As He stated, it will not be easy,
it will be worth it.
Peace and Best Wishes for a Great Week!
(1) Follow Me -
It is the easiest way!
From (Mrs.) AD @
on October 19th, 2007
Regarding your communications about Ms. Kelly....
Thank you for your response in all honesty. Reading what is
published here at The M+G+R Foundation will not interfere with my
journey to the Lord.
My Will is to follow The Father and to discern through The Holy Spirit.
We are all walking the same "walk", leading to the same goal...Heaven!
From (Mr.) IW @
on October 16th, 2007 [Feast of
Mary's Purity (1) ]
May Our Lord continue to bless your efforts and may His Grace shine
upon all who encounter the web site of The M+G+R Foundation...
...it would please me very much to be included among those receiving
messages directed to your "Very Select List"...
I struggle (2)
with certain "desires of the flesh" notably the pleasure I
derive from certain limited expressions of crossdressing... desires
seem to be not satisfied with "just a little" but which exert never
ending offers of pleasure amid suggestion to push those boundaries I
set for myself just "a little further" and yet a little further still...
even though I enjoy the pleasures of the moment, as it were, I am also
aware of a sense of unsavoriness afterwards.... I infer these regrets
be the whispers of the Holy Spirit appealing to me to hang on (3)(4)
sense of spirit over flesh "yet a little while ".
web site and its contents are a reminder that within me exists a divine
nature... a receiving station for the appeals of the Holy Spirit to
...you are my first destination each morning
when I set my compass for the day and I value your place in my life
more than I can express to you in this world...
may feel free to include these comments in a forum response such as
finds favor in the Glory Of God... I forfeit all sense of shame to His
(1) Mary, conceived
without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.
(2) And Jesus
beholding, said to them:
With men this is impossible but with
God all things are possible. [Matthew
(3) Do not despair,
never give up! It is one step at a time.
cross and follow Me - it is the easiest way.
From RC @
on October 15th, 2007 [Memorial
of St. Teresa de Jesus aka St. Teresa de Avila]
Blessings to you on This 90th Anniversary of the Miracle of the
"You have believed because you have seen, but blessed are they who
have believed but not seen."
The world did not get the message from Fatima. As the joke
goes, "Remember World War II? It was in all the newspapers." (1)
Today's First Reading [Joel 4: 12-21] reminds us that God will
come to judge all the nations.
The Gospel reading [Luke 11: 27-28] is crystal clear, "Blessed are
those who hear the word of God and act on it."
1. I was reminded at Mass
today of an image
from "Face Off" a Jerry Bruckheimer film (all of which are
characterized by orgies of violence). In the later part of the
there is a huge shoot out. One of the characters is mother
to a young
girl (I would guess about aged 12) whose favorite song is "Over the
Rainbow" sung by Judy Garland. Before the shoot-out
puts a set of large headphones on the young girl and starts "Over the
Rainbow." The soundtrack is strictly "Over the Rainbow" while the
video shows automatic gunfire destroying everything in the
Mercifully the young girl is looking at her books and oblivious to the
whole affair. She survives, as does her mother.
I was struck by this image since it appears to me that in the
forthcoming weeks or months, we too must have this child like trust and
faith in God, for no one else will protect us. Pray and stay
God and we will be ok. A few holy people (who prayed
the Rosary daily)
were protected at Hiroshima and Nagasaki; it can happen to us.
And if we don't make it? Well, our earthly
assignment was concluded and we were called home, where we really
It is all good.
2. As I was leaving
church, I noted a car with the following bumper stickers:
Bring prayer back to schools
You cannot be a Catholic and
Lee Penn is absolutely correct (2), a theology driven
theocracy, has got to be the worst of all worlds. When you invoke
name of God you can do the most heinous things and few will stop
Rather they will jump on the bandwagon and make it worse.
There is also a bumper sticker which reads: Keep religion out of government; the last
time we tried this we burned witches in Salem
For those not from the US, Salem, Massachusetts, made a big deal
out of hunting down witches and burning them, all in the name of God.
We do not need anyone to tell us how to pray or how to vote, and
certainly not some religious person. Suffice it to say that
people have a poor record for leadership. (3)
3. It is appropriate that
this 90th Anniversary fall on a
Saturday. Saturday is Mary's Day and a Day of Reparation to her
Immaculate Heart. (4)
It is also a day of hopeful expectation. Mary was
the first human to teach us real faith in God. She went through a
but as Jesus and Mary would both say, "Yes, but it was worth
Yes, I know Abraham had faith, but Mary was the one who was sent to
Peace and Best Wishes!
(1) Fatima and World
to "Christendom" : The State and Church Alliance - A
False Hope for the Faithful
Went Wrong? Part
II - Part
Let us make every Saturday a Day of
the Immaculate Heart
From (Mr.) IW @ USA
on October 13th, 2007 [90th
Anniversary of the
of the Sun in Fatima]
Your recent articles (1)
when viewed against the backdrop of world events confirm, once again,
you are on target;
the world is simmering, about to boil;
scriptures must be fulfilled;
a technical standpoint, we are in the lull or consolidation phase, just
before a big move. All the components are there and you expect it
move, but it does not. Amateurs (like myself) think that we are
and often go in the wrong direction. Pros know that you have to
patient for things will explode, and when they do, they will continue
in that direction, relentlessly. We are going to see a quantum
reason that technical analysis works is because it mirrors human
behavior which has not changed since the beginning of man. As you
stated, "In the absence of Divine Graces, man responds according to his
My birthday is in the middle of
October. From my perspective, I cannot remember too many
good things happening in this month, or near my birthday. In
would say that October ranks as one of the worst months. I have
similar expectations for this year. Yes, I realize that a bad
can be self-fulfilling, but the record for October in my life speaks
(1) Board of
From (Mr.) IW @ USA - Published
on October 11th, 2007 [Feast of the Motherhood of Mary]
the Fed released the minutes of its last meeting and those who read tea
leaves concluded that the Fed is prepared to lower interest rates
again. One of the precepts of the stock market is that it is
perceptions, NOT REALITY. That is, if you expect things to get
or worse, you buy or sell, not because that is the way things are.
this means is that when your expectations are dashed, you PANIC and do
a lot of crazy things, either on the buy or sell side.
heads have a plan and work the plan. At least some have felt that
Fed would inflate the markets (to help Bush, the Republicans and
rich people). In doing so, it is likely that inflation will
In support of this, commodities, including gold, are way up.
you know, better than the rest of us, we are marking time and finding
excuses for more excesses. I am not impressed that the world is
"pulling a Ninive" [Jonas 3:
1-10] since I don't see any in sackcloth and ashes,
though some few are wearing the equivalent. Praise God for
Earnings season has just begun and whatever the result, it will be
"spun" to suggest that better times are ahead.
is likely the markets will go to the sky. And when the sky falls
in, panic and calamity will usher in the New World
been announcing for years.
God have Mercy on His Children.
From RC @ USA - Published
on October 7th, 2007 [Our Lady of the
You are indeed doing the work of Elijah.
I am sure you have helped a lot of people by your in depth
explanation of why it is not proper to succumb to the "protocol" (1) of
burying the Saint Joseph statue.
A few sayings and quotes come to mind:
1. Desperate people do desperate
2. In a crisis, (3)
all common sense goes out the window
(ascribed to Richard M. Nixon)
3. Blessed is he who comes in the name
of the Lord.
What you have done and continue to do in Public Forum I and
II is show people how to go to God for all things.
Somehow we either never learned (4),
or have forgotten, that God is
the fountain of all goodness and everything that we will ever need
comes from Him.
To know and practice this (5)
is important for soon we
will all need His help like never before. (6)
The most successful people think things through and have a
They anticipate what is likely to happen and plan for it. But
important, they have Plan B, C, D, etc., since life rarely goes as
planned. Praise God for sending you, Miguel, to give to
steps needed to "get it right" before catastrophe hits.
You have done and continue to do much good for the Children of God.
From LL @ USA -
on October 4th, 2007
May the Peace of the Lord be with you always!
I would like to add some more about the St. Joseph statue being buried.
I have had my house for sale 3 times in the last few years, each time
being unable to sell it. I have tried everything humanly and reasonably
possible to do so, and yet it still remains unsold. I have also asked
God to answer my request only if it is His Active Will for it to be
sold. This is my story...
The first 6 months it was up for sale, I prayed to St. Joseph to help
me sell it, but refused to bury the statue, I just thought it to be so
disrespectful and the idea of putting it upside down in the ground
seemed even worse to me, so i didn't do it, but i did pray a novena to
On the 9th day of that novena, while talking to my parish priest on an
unrelated issue, a box containing a new statue was delivered to him.
Since he already has so many statues, he offered it to me, without even
opening the box....
I was very grateful for the unexpected gift and was even more delighted
when I got home and saw that it was a statue of St. Joseph...
When my house didn't sell I took the 'gift' as an answer to my
prayer, that yes my prayer was heard , but for some unknown reason it
was not God's Will to sell my home yet.
A few months later I relisted the house and tried again, this time a
little more desperately, since I now knew for sure that staying in my
current home was the cause of my daughter being so sick.
I sent her away to stay at my sisters house until I could find a new
home for her, and she would be able to return to us... I prayed the
novena again, and still refused to bury the statue.
Again there was no 'bites' and I wondered why.
This time everyone I knew started to make fun of me, including a priest
friend, they all told me that my house wouldn't sell because i was
being 'stubborn' and refused to bury the St. Joseph's statue.... and so
foolishly, I relented. I wanted to cry as I buried the statue,
and only refused to put it upside down, like the package said, but I
did bury it.
I prayed that if it was 'wrong' or 'disrespectful'
for God to please forgive me, that I was only doing so, in case it
wasn't selling because I was just being stubborn....
The house still didn't sell, but this time God did allow me to acquire
some money, in another way, which then enabled me to buy my new
house. I could now move my daughter home and she wouldn't be sick
anymore... I may not understand why my old house didn't sell, but
I am soooo grateful that God saw fit to answer my prayer, even though
it was in a different way than I expected.
Our new house is everything and WAY MORE than I could have ever hoped
or dreamed for, and looking back over the last 3 years I can see that
God was 'taking care of me' so much more than I had even realized.
If my house had sold the first or second time I listed it, it would
have been disastrous, because I wouldn't have been led here, to my new
home. I would have mistakenly bought one of the other houses that I had
tried so hard to buy, but was unable to because my house didn't sell in
time. God graciously 'blocked' the sale, despite my pleading and my not
understanding, so I would be where He wants me to be....
And so here I am now for the third time, again trying to sell my house
so that I won't keep making two mortgage payments since I am now also
currently out of work. No one has even looked at my house for the last
I again have prayed, and have still wondered why it has not sold,
although this time, even though I still can't see what His plan might
be, it is much easier to trust Him after all He has taught and given
I asked God the other day if it was something I did or didn't do, that
might be the reason for the hold up, ...the next day I received your
email about the Blue Army...
Upon reading your email, dread and fear filled me... I had disappointed
my Lord again... I immediately rushed to my old house to dig the statue
up, pleading with God and St. Joseph to forgive me, realizing what a
fool I was to have listened to others, despite 'knowing their
faces' I didn't trust that the Holy Spirit was prompting me not
to do it, because it was wrong.
I am so mad at myself, how could I fall for something so obvious...
I have tried with no success and then tried again with someone else
helping me, but i still can't find that statue, even though i know
exactly where I buried it!!
I asked God to forgive me, and must trust that He has.
The next day someone called my home asking me if I would be able
to volunteer that weekend at their church, the caller ID
displayed 'St. Joseph', as that was the church they were calling
from!!! Of course I said yes and have hoped that my volunteering
somehow atoned for my foolishness and inability to find that statue.
Then yesterday I was in a discussion with a friend about
something unrelated, but needed to use your document on 'divination' to
make my point to her... now today I see that you have posted in the
public forum, another persons story about the St. Joseph statue, and
used the divination document as a footnote to make your point, I didn't
think it a coincidence, so I am writing you in hopes of somehow giving
God the Glory He so deserves, and to show how faithful and Merciful Our
God is, even when we are so stupid...
I still don't know' whether God will allow my old house to be sold, but
I will refuse to worry. I know that He has not taken me
this far, and taught me so much, to let me go now.
So it no longer matters to me if He wants my house sold or not. I know
He Will take care of me, and so I am just grateful, even if I
don't understand how and what He is doing. I will just keep praying
that His Active Will be done in my life. You are right, God's Active
Will is like 'having your cake and eating it too, without even gaining
Thank you again, for allowing God to use you, to help me to learn what
I needed to. You always remain in my prayers, and on my list of people
to be grateful for...
love, peace, and blessings
From Initials Withheld @ USA -
on September 30th, 2007
I received an e-mail from Catholic Culture, with an
Dr. Jeff Mirus blasting an Italian bishop for his recent ruling, which
forbids the celebration of the Tridentine Mass in his diocese - despite
the recent B16 decree allowing free access to that rite.
Here's the key of his editorial, and the item that provokes my
letter to you:
" I have said it before and I will very
likely have to say it again:
The most important liturgical disposition is obedience, the very virtue
by which Christ saved us in following the Father's will, the very
virtue which lies at the heart of what God the Son does at Mass.
The precise form of the liturgy, the style of the music, the brilliance
of the homilist, the exterior devotion of the faithful avail nothing
without the willingness to be obedient to what the Church prescribes
for Divine worship."
I am not in favor of disobedience to liturgical law, but I raise
the alarm when anyone makes obedience the central virtue. Would
the experience of the Nazis show us all the danger of unconditional
obedience to any human leader or institution? Furthermore, what
obedience central to Christ's saving acts: weren't - and aren't - these
centered on love ... rather than obedience?
Could it be that this is one of the key errors of Opus Dei:
placing obedience at the center, rather than love (or truth)?
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