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September 2022

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September 30
•  On mathematical or philosophical "proofs" of the existence of God

September 29
•  The Saint Archangels Miguel, Gabriel and Raphael

September 25
•  Is Francis consciously deceiving people for the Great Reset and the One World Religion?

September 19
•  The distinction between True Christianity and Badly Applied Christianity

September 13
•  What means "benedict" in "Benedict XVI" and what do we mean by "Maledict"

September 12
•  The importance of women in the Church - And the error of the female priesthood
•  The incoherence of displaying weapons at a Worship Service
•  Opus Dei's treatment of women
•  Francis confirming the "charism" of Opus Dei

September 9
•  The modern Tower of Babel: a "new and improved" society
•  Gamaliel counsel and the confirmation of the Divine reality of Jesus

September 7
•  Francis' mandate to move the assets of the Curia to the "Vatican bank" - What could be the real motive?

September 30th, 2022

On mathematical or philosophical "proofs" of the existence of God

From: V @ USA
To: Various

I think this article, which I found as an advertisement on Facebook, may be of interest to some of you. (1)

[The article is about a "mathematical proof" of the existence of God, formulated by a renowned mathematician]

Comment me what you think of it, if not for its religious content, for its philosophical part.

I find in the portions I partially read a detail (2) that could be due to the lack of full knowledge of the writer of the article and that is that Augustine of Hippo (St. Augustine), who lived from November 13, 354 to August 28, 430, in his book "De Libero Arbitrio" made a fascinating demonstration of the existence of God through mathematics, which precedes that of John Philopon (490 to 570).


Our comment:

It seems to us to be pure philosophers' entertainment, of no real value in bringing us closer to know God.

How can anyone encapsulate God in the language of Mathematics or Philosophy and then say that "it has been proven"? It is impossible! He cannot be "encapsulated"!

The only thing that these thinkers (3) succeed in proving is that "their" concept of God has a certain logical consistency. But it does not cease to be, in each case, a concept so limited that it supposedly contains God —the uncreated Creator in whose mind the Universe is contained— in a few logical statements.

With some humor we might summarize it thus:

God, by definition, is unfathomable and cannot be contained in a definition.

Nevertheless, even if they are wrong in their approach to God, perhaps we can learn something about why so many people, throughout history, have been obstinate in "proving" the existence of God philosophically, "scientifically" or even "mathematically".

..... Keep reading

(1) Original article: Is There a God-Shaped Hole at the Heart of Mathematics?
(2) By "a detail", we believe that the author of the letter means "an absence".
(3) Various arguments, throughout history, in favor of the existence of God

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September 29th, 2022

The Saint Archangels Miguel, Gabriel and Raphael

Did you know that...?

The Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are the ambassadors of the Holy Trinity. As such, they were received by the patriarch Abraham, to whom they appeared in human form (Genesis 18:1-16). They represent, respectively, an image of the Father (St. Michael), the Word (St. Gabriel) and the Holy Spirit (St. Raphael). They are the three principal of the "seven Spirits who are before the throne of God" (Tobit 11:15; Rev. 1:5).

..... Keep reading

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September 25th, 2022

Is Francis consciously deceiving people for the Great Reset and the One World Religion?

From DL:

I have just read an article by Breitbart News (1) written about an interview with the Pope and an Italian newspaper concerning the Pope’s desire for the “healing” of the earth and his belief that all the world needs to “change course”, and that politics and economies need to be “rethought “. Considering he has also supported the Great Reset (2)(3), my question is, do you think he knows what he’s saying and doing so with the purpose of achieving the One World Religion (4)?

He must know what this leads to and what the final outcome will be, as anyone who actually reads the Bible knows. I just cannot understand how someone who supposedly “leads” and entire religious people can expect to fool those same people. I have also never read about the Vatican’s plans to change their ways to heal the earth (much the same as current politicians who tout change only for others). Is there something I’m missing?

I’m hoping you can give me some insight into your idea how he expects to pull off what he seems believe will help him usher in the OWR and the Great Reset. I know he’s not in this alone (if only it were that easy), Even the most basic read and understanding of the Bible would make this question moot. What am I missing?


Thank you for asking!

Those are very valid questions! We will try to elaborate about Francis's context and logic that explain much of how he thinks and acts.

It is a common mistake to see this anti-Pope (5) as a "World Master" in the sense of a wise and all-powerful planner. He is not so. Bergoglio is, in relative terms (compared to the sharks and wolves who are really in control), a fool —a very simple person with no depth of mind— who, like many other world leaders, is being manipulated for the accomplishment of the overall plan. But, at the same time, he is not exempt from accountability.

..... Keep reading

(1) Pope Francis Calls for Urgent Attention to Our ‘Gravely Ill Planet’
(2) About Pope Francis' alliance with the New World Order
(3) Pope Francis Calls for ‘New World Order’ After the Pandemic
(4) The attempt to establish a One World Religion
(5) Francis, the Record of an Anti-Pope

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September 19th, 2022

The distinction between True Christianity and Badly Applied Christianity

FROM OUR FILES:  February 5th, 2015

From miguel de Portugal

We have received, from a regular visitor to our pages, a link to a site called: What is so Bad about Christianity? (1)

It is an extensive "bashing Christianity" site. We just briefly looked at the index and we saw one section which fully illustrates what we keep warning all about. It follows:

The Record of Christianity

In line with the Moral Argument already mentioned, if Christianity was the one true religion, or was divinely inspired, then Christians should be able to demonstrate a superior morality and a superior moral record. Thus Christians would have a better record on Social Issues (such as Slavery, Racism, Capital Punishment, Penal Reform, Physical Abuse, Treatment of Women, Contraception, Abortion, Divorce, Family Values, Children, Romanies, The Physically Ill, The Mentally Ill, The Poor, Animals, and the Environment).

Christians would have endured Persecutions of Christians without carrying out Persecutions themselves. Again, Christians would have a good influence on the governance of Christian States (for example creating a constructive Symbiosis between Church & State, not Meddling in National Governments, and exercising a positive influence in politics).

Christians would have exercised a sensitive and positive influence over all aspects of Sex, would have promoted research into Science & Medicine, would have a record of opposing Violence & Warfare, and no record of Cultural Vandalism. As Christianity does not always live up to expectations, some Possible Explanations are considered and the evidence Summed up.

That is exactly the way outsiders see Christianity and which causes its rejection by those who would otherwise embrace the Faith. The problem with their perception is that what they are addressing is applied Christianity, which has very little to do with true Christianity.

Unfortunately these people - and many others - reject true Christianity (2) based on what they see - an adulteration of the true Christian Faith; an adulteration which we denounce day in and day out(3)

We must live our faith and, in so doing, be living witnesses of what Jesus Christ clearly taught us. When we do that, those who are counted among the Elect, but are still away from the Faith because of what they see, will rush to embrace Christianity with great fervor.

(1) Source
(2) Well applied Christianity: Guide lines for an evaluation
(3) An example: Pope Innocent IV papal bull Ad exstirpanda authorizing the use of torture

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September 13th, 2022

What means "benedict" in "Benedict XVI" and what do we mean by "Maledict"

Immediately after posting the September 12 issue in this FYI&R page (see below), we received an alert from a close collaborator, which follows:

Reference: FYI&R September 12th, 2022, Francis confirming the "charism" of Opus Dei

Peace be with you

In the above document you have a typo.
In the

The M+G+R Foundation comments:

You typed

Maledict XVI (6).

Instead of


Blessings and Graces
IW (Initials Withheld)

A.  Thank you for you attentiveness! We take this as an opportunity to clarify the question for all.

Actually, it was not a typo. "Maledict" is what we intended to say – not as an insult, but as an appropriate description.

However, since in that particular text we see now that it is causing confusion, we have edited that text and replaced "Maledict" (used only two times) with the more well-known and official name of "Benedict".

A clarification

"Benedict", from Latin, means "blessed" (1). "Maledict", also from Latin, means the opposite, "cursed" (2). "Benedict XVI" is the religious name chosen by Joseph A. Ratzinger for his office as Bishop of Rome, commonly called "Pope" – now "Pope Emeritus".

We have no problem in addressing him as "Benedict XVI" – IF you consider that name as a person's name devoid of meaning, which is usually the case in almost any context.

BUT, since some speakers are able to understand the original meaning of the word "benedict" (1)(2) and may consider that meaning as properly applied to him, we feel obliged to alert our readers, lest anyone think that we share that opinion. Would you be at easy, for example, calling a ruthless dictator "Clement", or a prideful and arrogant millionaire "Simplicius"?

Therefore, we proceed as follows. In the general case, we refer to him as "Benedict XVI", in order not to create confusion about who we are referring to. But, in some cases, and in order to alert or remind our readers about what we consider to be a reality, we refer to him as "Maledict" – not as an insult, nor as a desire to curse him, but as an appropriate description of the position which he occupies in the End of These Times (now in tandem with Francis).

That name, "Maledict", was proposed by Miguel de Portugal (3) in 2010 and we at The M+G+R Foundation still think that it fits. Perfectly. Should the reader have some doubts about the details, we invite him/her to read, for example, Miguel de Portugal's commentary of December 23, 2010 in For Your Information & Reference (4).

Ricardo de Valencia

(1) "Benedict", from Latin, means "blessed". Depending on the language, that meaning can be more or less obvious for the speaker. In Spanish, Italian and Portuguese it is easy to decipher because the similarity with "benedict" of the words "bendito/bendecido" in Spanish, "benedetto" in Italian, or "bendito/bento" in Portuguese, all of them meaning "blessed".
(2) "Maledict", also from Latin, means the opposite, "cursed". Similar words are "maldito" in Spanish and Portuguese, and "maledetto" in Italian, meaning "cursed" in all three cases. In English, "maledict" is an archaic word keeping the original meaning from Latin, "cursed".
(3) Who is Miguel de Portugal
(4) For Your Information & Reference - December 23rd, 2010

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September 12th, 2022

The importance of women in the Church - And the error of the female priesthood
The incoherence of displaying weapons at a Worship Service

FROM OUR FILES:  June 21st, 2007

From Initials Withheld @ Somewhere in the World

Last Sunday I attended a service at [name withheld] in [location withheld]. It is an Anglican church that we have attended 3 or 4 times. Each time, it has been a different type of service.

In between we have become well acquainted with the Arch Deacon, [name withheld]. We have met him informally on a number of occasions over a coffee.

I am troubled by a few things:

- I don't know why, but I feel it is not 'right'? 'correct' that women ministers lead the services, and there are more women clergy than men it seems. I DON'T KNOW WHY I feel this way - it doesn't seem to make sense and seems very politically incorrect. However, the feeling lingers.

- Transubstantiation does not occur/is not genuine in their services. Simple as that.

- The following is an excerpt of an email I have sent to the Arch Deacon tonight. This event continues to trouble me greatly. Again I don't know why - it just isn't 'right'.

At the call for youth to attend 'Y Time', the presiding minister made a general call for one of the children to take up a Taiha and lead the other children to the group.

I question, what place a taiha has in church - it is quite simply a weapon, designed specifically to kill. I was quite surprised to see one in a church in the first place, then more surprised to see it proudly wielded by a child, leading a group of other children into what I suppose (but am not sure of what 'Y Time' is about at this stage) is learning/teaching from the Bible.

A Taiha (which was used during the services by children) is an ancient Maori hand held spear. I suspect there is some politically correct idea that it represents some 'spirituality' in Maoridom and one of the women ministers that day was Maori - she was the one who called the child up.

I wrote to the Arch Deacon with my concerns and I suspect I am at risk of upsetting this man, who seems quite 'comfortable' with his little (and shrinking) Parish.

However, something is amiss here.

Initials and country withheld

A.  Indeed something "is amiss here" and it is not you!

We have addressed the issue of women in the Priesthood already thus:

Women in the Priesthood (1)

The maternity of men? Are men less important than women because they cannot be mothers? Of course not! God created us in His image, male and female, and the fact that some are male and others female is for a reason.

Men and women are truly different and have different functions. Just like a man cannot be a mother, a woman was not intended to be for the priesthood. It is not a matter of better or worse; superior or inferior... although, when "all is said and done" and summing it up: The One who is the highest honor of our race is Mary (2) - a woman!

When we speak of the "motherhood" in a woman - we should not limit ourselves to the fact that they are biologically capable of being a mother by nurturing a fertilized ovum through birth. Women, blessedly, have a unique number of physical, psychological and spiritual characteristics which are only inherent to a female and which make them fully capable of being "a mother". The same applies with a male and the priesthood.

On the other hand, women as effective Church leaders is a completely different matter, and we are not talking about nuns cleaning toilets in the Apostolic Palace. We are talking about women being appointed Cardinals.

The key functions of Cardinals are the Administration of the Church and the election of the Pope. Therefore, the Roman Catholic Church could certainly have women at the highest possible non priestly, yet extremely influential, position in the Church. They could not become Pope but they could certainly vote in a Conclave to select a priest to be invested as Pope. If Mary gave birth to Jesus, what would be wrong with a few female Cardinals joining with male Cardinals in "giving birth" to the man who is considered by the Roman Catholic Church to be the Representative of Jesus on Earth? (3)

We understand that the "Cardinal concept" evolved from the custom that until late in the Middle Ages the title of cardinal was given to prominent priests of important churches. Therefore it is a man made tradition and not a Divine Requirement. Jesus taught us through Matthew 15:3, 15:6 and Mark 7:8-9, 7:13 what He thought of man made traditions which interfered with Divine Plans. In this particular case, the Divine Plan is not to keep the women cleaning toilets in the Apostolic Palace but to bring women fully into the areas of Church leadership not forbidden by the creative plan of God.

You are also right about the Transubstantiation (4) as well as the use of the Taiha during the service. Any symbol of the death culture, a "culture" which started millennia ago (5), certainly has no place in a House of Worship. That is precisely why Jesus lived, died and resurrected for us - so that we would rescind such "culture" and embrace the "culture of love". A culture which those entrusted to diffuse the Good News rapidly forgot returning to the death culture (6) which still today, reigns supreme... and will until God repeats what He did during the time of Noah. This time, true to His Word, He will not use water... He will use fire! (7)

Whether what we have written above is believed or not because "...we do not know the face of miguel de Portugal...", mankind will have to answer to the face of God why our final warnings (8) - delivered in His Name - have not bee heeded.

We remind one and all what we have said before and related by Matthew 3:7 - And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them: Ye brood of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come?

(1) Allowable Changes in the Church
(2) The highest honor of our race is a woman and not a man
(3) True Petrine Ministry
(4) About Transubstantiation
(5) About Human Sacrifices
(6) Why the culture of death still reigns supreme
(7) How will it all come about
(8) Our Function

Opus Dei's treatment of women
Francis confirming the "charism" of Opus Dei

The following items are from the news. We thank PD for providing us the first item (and a link related to the last). The rest (and more, if we had the time) are easy to find in a five-minutes search with the appropiate key words.
[Our underscoring]

Opus Dei in Argentina responds to accusations of exploiting women (1)

ACI Prensa Staff, Aug 3, 2022

Opus Dei in Argentina has responded to a BBC news story about a complaint made to the Vatican by 43 women who claim to have been exploited by the Catholic apostolate.

According to the news article, what the women demand is “financial compensation and public acknowledgement by the Church.”

According to the BBC, these women came from “low-income families when they were between 12 and 16 years old and [Opus Dei] took them to Buenos Aires in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s with the promise of giving them an education.”

However, the BBC continued, “they received training in domestic tasks and made them work for free for high-ranking members and priests” of Opus Dei.

Opus Dei paid $977,000 to settle sexual misconduct claim against prominent Catholic priest (2)

By Michelle Boorstein, January 7, 2019

The global Catholic community Opus Dei in 2005 paid $977,000 to settle a sexual misconduct suit against the Rev. C. John McCloskey, a priest well-known for preparing for conversion big-name conservatives — Newt Gingrich, Larry Kudlow and Sam Brownback, among others.

The woman who filed the complaint is a D.C.-area Catholic who was among the many who received spiritual direction from McCloskey through the Catholic Information Center, a K Street hub of Catholic life in downtown Washington. She told The Washington Post that McCloskey groped her several times while she was going to pastoral counseling with him to discuss marital troubles and serious depression.

ODAN denounces: "Basic Human Rights were violated" (3)

Testimonies and Other Writings

Opus Dei recruits women from poor backgrounds to devote their lives to the cooking and cleaning of the opulent centers of Opus Dei, while living a life of celibacy.

Escrivá liked to call assistant numeraries his “little daughters.” It is well-known that he encouraged their childish behavior. Tapia says that she was embarrassed by seeing adult women behaving like thirteen-year-olds. The directresses also egged us on to indulge in this behavior. After a while, it became a difficult habit to shake off.

There are many assistant numeraries across the world living lives quite similar to the one I have explained. I feel that these women’s human rights are severely breached by the attitudes and rules of Opus Dei. However, Opus Dei continues to justify and allow this type of status to exist. It can only be described as the serious exploitation of a vulnerable group of women in the name of God.

"To guard the charism": In new decree, Pope Francis makes changes to Opus Dei (4)

By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency, July 22, 2022

Pope Francis issued a document on Friday that changed the oversight of Opus Dei. It also decreed that its leader, the prelate, can no longer be a bishop.

In the motu proprio, issued on July 22, the pope confirmed the Catholic organization and urged its members to safeguard its charism in order “to spread the call to holiness in the world, through the sanctification of one’s work and family and social occupations.”

“It is intended to strengthen the conviction that, for the protection of the particular gift of the Spirit, a form of government based more on the charism than on hierarchical authority is needed,” Pope Francis wrote.

The M+G+R Foundation comments:

As you can see in the last item, Francis confirms the Vatican's endorsement for Opus Dei – a privilege that was granted in full by John Paul II (5) and exalted by Benedict XVI (6). Francis makes a distinction between "charism" and "hierarchical authority" but, actually, he is not forcing a real change, since Opus Dei can continue to work internally on their own "Way" (7) while presenting whatever "hierarchical" facade is imposed upon them from the Vatican (8).

For many, many years, they got along very well with just "every five years, a report on the state of the Prelature, and on the development of its apostolic work" (9) as the only requisite the Vatican imposed, by law, upon them for watching them (this is something they achieved through the late John Paul II). Based on this single fact, do you think that the Vatican was (or is) really concerned in monitoring them? Even though Opus Dei is a world wide organization with tentacles all over the political and social fabric? Does anyone really think that the new requirement by Francis for that report to be on a yearly basis (and now addressed to another Vatican entity) is going to make a difference?

Think about the message from Francis that they are receiving: At the same time that he is addressing to apparently improve the "hierarchical authority" of Opus Dei, he is officially confirming and protecting Opus Dei's "charism" or "spirit" at the most high level. Therefore, he is encouraging them to go on their usual way - the way of duplicity, which is one of the most defining features of their "charism" (8).

And, then, in the above news items related to their treatment of women, you can see by yourself whether the problem is the "charism" or the "hierarchical authority". If the problem is the "charism", then you know which "spirit" is Francis protecting. Coherent with the "spirit" of Francis and Benedict (10).

Expanding on the question - A problem of "charism" or of "authority"?

Actually, it is both. Authority and "charism" are inseparable in Opus Dei. Their members are under an authoritarian system (11) that sustains a sick and deceptive "charism" which is corrupt at its root (7). And, at the same time, the key of their "charism" —indeed, the definition of it, more than the alleged "sanctification through work"— is their worship of Josemaría Escrivá, a cult (12) inseparable from a specific form of authority taught by him, which is:

Total obedience and submission to superiors, with "the heavenly Father" Escrivá (13) (and their representatives) at the top, by means of religious commitments (including covert vows) aimed at implanting in the members the thought that, by obeying their superiors, they are fulfilling their commitments before God, thus obeying God.

Therefore, the terms in which Francis speaks (14) are totally wrong, it is not a problem that could be solved by somehow healing the "hierarchical authority" of Opus Dei while keeping their "charism" intact, because their "hierarchical authority" —properly called, religious authoritarian system— is an inseparable part of their "charism". They, at all costs, will keep their real authorities intact, their hierarchical system of obedience up to the top (which, for them and in practical terms, is not the Pope), while wrapping themselves, at all times, on a external form suitable for public consumption or for the consumption of the naive Bergoglio.

(1) Source in
(2) Source in
(3) Source in
(4) Source in
(5) The programed and tragic trajectory of Pope John Paul II
(6) Shortly after being elected "Pope", Benedict XVI blessed a statue of Josemaría Escrivá, thus exalting the "Way" of Opus Dei. This is the same "Benedict" that cried that God was silent before the horrors of the Second World War, instead of facing the responsibility of the Church Hierarchy.
(7) The great doctrinal fallacy that guides Opus Dei's mode of operation
(8) The ability of Opus Dei to simultaneously operate on many (often contradictory) fronts:
(a) Acting against the Liberation Theology and boasting of friendship with a Liberation Theology figure
(b) The connection between Opus Dei members and extreme right groups worldwide
(c) Opus Dei, "at times in iniquitous alliances with Marxist professors and against Catholic professors"
(d) Former President George H. Bush and the Opus Dei Connection
(e) The possible Opus-CIA Connection
(f) The United States of America is betrayed by a FBI special agent and member of Opus Dei
(g) The U.S.A. Based Promise Keepers and Opus Dei
(h) Ivanwald brotherhood - Another front of the Opus Dei?
(9) Apostolic Constitution "Ut Sit", visited 9-May-2019: "Through the Sacred Congregation for Bishops, the Prelate will present to the Roman Pontiff, every five years, a report on the state of the Prelature, and on the development of its apostolic work." Please note that, as of 12-Sep-2022, the text has already changed, as recently ordered by Francis, and now reads "Each year the Prelate shall submit to the Dicastery for the Clergy a report on the state of the Prelature and on the fulfillment of its apostolic work."
(10) After Benedict XVI sentenced that Jesus Christ was no prophetFrancis denies the Divinity of JesusTwo faces, the same purpose.  Whose spirit are they serving?
(11) A report on the internal Opus Dei's structure (not a secret) upon which their system of obedience works - an obedience obtained through religious bonds and vows (disguised as "commitments"). This structure is not a secret, but the indoctrination and system of obedience cannot be fully understood except through the testimonies of ex-members. A sample. A site dealing with ex-members.
(12) The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei - A Sect or A Cult?
(13) They really call him "the Father", and this is not a metaphor. And they think that he is in Heaven. So, "their heavenly Father".
(14) See the above news item, "To guard the charism: In new decree, Pope Francis makes changes to Opus Dei"

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September 9th, 2022

The modern Tower of Babel: a "new and improved" society

FROM OUR FILES:  April 16th, 2007

Do you ever wonder... why will man attempt to build a "new and improved" society, a modern day Tower of Babel, when we know from the beginning that it was not acceptable to God? Thus:

And they said: Come, let us make a city and a tower, the top whereof may reach to heaven; and let us make our name famous before we be scattered abroad into all lands. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of Adam were building. And he said: Behold, it is one people, and all have one tongue; and they have begun to do this, neither will they leave off from their designs, till they accomplish them in deed. Come ye, therefore, let us go down, and there confound their tongue, that they may not understand one another's speech. And so the Lord scattered them from that place into all lands, and they ceased to build the city. 9 And therefore the name thereof was called Babel, because there the language of the whole earth was confounded; and from thence the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of all countries. [Genesis 11: 4-9]

For the same reason man wants to play God (genetic manipulation, reproductive manipulation, etc.) considering that from the very, very beginning God showed immense displeasure at such tendency. Thus:

Of the fruit of the trees that are in paradise we do eat; But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of paradise, God hath commanded us that we should not eat; and that we should not touch it, lest perhaps we die. And the serpent said to the woman; No, you shall not die the death. For God doth know that in what day soever you shall eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened; and you shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil. [Genesis 3: 2-5]

Because man, without God, is basically very stupid and when man wants to upstage God, God is certainly not with him.

Gamaliel counsel and the confirmation of the Divine reality of Jesus

FROM OUR FILES:  April 17th, 2010

Did you know that... the words of Gamaliel directed to the other religious leaders and elders of Israel regarding Jesus:

Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what you intend to do, as touching these men.

For before these days rose up Theodas, affirming himself to be somebody, to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all that believed him were scattered, and brought to nothing. After this man, rose up Judas of Galilee, in the days of the enrolling, and drew away the people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as consented to him, were dispersed. And now, therefore, I say to you, refrain from these men, and let them alone; for if this council or this work be of men, it will come to nought; But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it, lest perhaps you be found even to fight against God. [Acts 5:35-39]

...actually confirm the historical and Divine reality of Jesus?

Only the Jesus we know through the Scriptures - God incarnate - could have started - against all odds - a religious movement which even Constantine saw as the only means of saving his Empire. Let us not forget that Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Empire to shore up his collapsing Empire and not because "he believed". Therefore the Church founded by Jesus Christ had become a real moral socio-political force in the area.

No poor carpenter with the "gift of gab" could have possibly done that, and, let us not give the credit to Paul's incessant travels and preaching since he was only acting on behalf of Jesus Who chose him.

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September 7th, 2022

Francis' mandate to move the assets of the Curia to the "Vatican bank"

What could be the real motive?


Did you know that (pope) Francis has ordered all Vatican entities funds to be transferred to the Vatican Bank by October 1, 2022? Would that include all churches as entities, also? If you have any insight, I would appreciate your knowledge. I did not see an explanation in the article I read.

I guess that digital currency is on the way.


Our commentary:

For those who do not know the news, we will provide a summary:  (1)

Pope Francis instructs Vatican entities to move all funds to Vatican bank by Sept. 30

Rome Newsroom, Aug 23, 2022 - By Hannah Brockhaus for CNA

Pope Francis has ordered that the Holy See and connected entities move all financial assets to the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), commonly known as the Vatican bank.

The pope’s rescript (2), issued Aug. 23, clarifies the interpretation of a paragraph in the new constitution of the Roman Curia, Praedicate Evangelium, promulgated in March (3).

According to Francis’ rescript, financial and liquid assets held in banks other than the IOR must be moved to the Vatican bank within 30 days of Sept. 1, 2022.

Re: Would that include all churches as entities, also?

No. The edict or "rescriptum" of Francis (2) is formulated within the juridical framework of the apostolic constitution "Praedicate Evangelium" (3), which is aimed —according to its preamble— to "the reform of the Roman Curia". It is something similar to say "the reform of the structures of the Vatican". Therefore, this edict does not apply to the particular churches spread throughout the world. (4)

Both the edict and the related article of "Praedicate Evangelium" (article 219) are aimed to those entities whose assets are directly under the control of the Roman Curia (5) – notably including what was traditionally under the financial control of the APSA ("Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See") and the Vatican Secretariat of State (which are, both, powerful institutions in the Roman Curia).

As an illustration, the Vatican's situation in 2013 was that:  (6)

[Besides the APSA,] There are also about 80 departments, agencies, and foundations in the Vatican each having their own money and investments, but those funds are generally restricted to the purpose of the each department. 

The edict of Francis does not affect, for example, institutions such as Communion and Liberation or Opus Dei, no matter that some commentator (7) has suggested that possibility. Those institutions have a practically absolute autonomy, being only symbolically supervised by the Vatican. It is completely absurd to think that an organization like Opus Dei (8) would allow its finances to be governed by the Vatican. It is precisely the opposite: Opus Dei would like to control (9) the Vatican's finances, and possibly that is what we are seeing.

Re: I guess that digital currency is on the way.

We have not found a thread that reliably connects Francis' recent edict with plans for a digital currency. It is true that some isolated sites speak of such a connection, but we have not found any noteworthy argument in them.

In other words, we do not know the mechanism by which the pooling of all its assets in the "Vatican bank" (IOR) could protect or benefit the Vatican in order to face an impending financial crisis or monetary reform, although that does excludes a connection. Therefore, at present, we can neither affirm nor deny this alleged connection.

Now, generally speaking, the signs that the globalizers plan to plunge the world into a purely digital transaction economy are everywhere. It is a logical objective of those who, having planned a New World Order for decades (10), have found that, more and more, technological advances are helping them in their purpose of absolute control of the world's population, including absolute financial control.

A possible motivation

Continuing on the subject of Francis' recent edict, there is one thing that does catch our attention:

(a) On the one hand, we know that neither Francis nor the Curia that controls Francis have a sincere interest in the total transparency of the finances of the Hierarchy of the Roman-Catholic Church. Of course, a partial or apparent increase in transparency may benefit them, but we should not form a mistaken idea of the "sanctity" of the Vatican Hierarchy (11).

(b) On the other hand, it is logical that, when an organization wants to keep its dirtiest economic operations hidden, the greater is their interest in diversifying its economic activity through numerous fronts. Conversely, pooling their deposits in a single entity undermines their ability to disguise operations that they do not want to be known.

So, why are they now interested in pooling all their assets in "the Vatican bank" (IOR)?

The most immediate explanation that comes to mind is that this is the result of a power struggle in which the group that controls the IOR's movements has won.

The Vatican and its court of speculators that are interested in laundering capital through the Vatican's international diplomatic privilege, taken as a collective, lose out. They lose in concealment capacity. But if we look at it from the perspective of a possible power group controlling the IOR, that particular group wins because they will have gained, no more and no less, the ability to financially monitor (and, to some extent, control) all Vatican institutions.

As an added benefit, they get (for the Vatican) an appearance of greater transparency because the IOR "has undergone serious reform in the past several years, and now earns high grades from European banking overseers for transparency" (12). Of course, if one examines the recent history of the IOR (6), one will know that IOR "reforms" have a tradition of promising and not delivering, no matter what medals they receive.

(1) Pope Francis instructs Vatican entities to move all funds to Vatican bank by Sept. 30
(2) Original edict in Italian ("Rescript of the Holy Father Francis about the Instruction on the Administration and Management of the Financial Assets and Liquidity of the Holy See and Institutions Related to the Holy See")
(3) Article 219 of the apostolic constitution Praedicate Evangelium
(4) For further confirmation:
The expression that the edict uses in Italian (the original language of the edict) (2) clearly does not include particular churches. It literally says "La Santa Sede e le Istituzioni collegate con la Santa Sede". That expression does not have an exact correspondence in English (in many media it is being translated as "related institutions" or "connected institutions"), but we can assure you that speakers of Italian and Spanish (the language of Francis) understand perfectly well that the expression "istituzioni collegate" (in Spanish, "instituciones colegiadas") does not include the particular churches because the expression would be very different and much more precise in absolute terms.
(5) Specifically, the related article of "Praedicate Evangelium" (article 219) speaks of "those entities that have entrusted their assets to the Holy See".
(6) The Vatican Bank and Money Laundering
(7) Anonymous opinion article on Marco Tosatti's website
(8) Index of documents on the Opus Dei Sect
(9) No one can serve God and money simultaneously... although some try to
(10) The New World Order - In Conclusion - A Concrete Scheme for establishing a New World Order
(11) Who are the "wolves in sheep's clothing"?
(12) Pope reverses policy on Vatican finances

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