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From MD @
EU - USA
Published March 31st, 2009
It is interesting how the Benedict XVI functions...
According to the news report (1)
"Ever since he apparently misspoke
about the excommunication of Mexican lawmakers on a trip to Brazil in
2007, the Vatican asks reporters to submit questions in advance and
then makes a selection, giving Benedict time to prepare a response."
Considering that Jesus clearly instructed his followers to do just the
opposite through Luke chapter 12, verses 11 and 12:
"When they take you before synagogues and magistrates and authorities,
do not worry about how to defend yourselves or what to say, 12 because when the time comes, the Holy
Spirit will teach you what you should say."
Apparently, either the Benedict XVI is not familiar with these verses
(unlikely), or he is counting on reporters (and perhaps Catholics) not
being familiar with them.
Maybe this new tactic in dealing with reporters is a sort of
intended to protect him from bullets of another kind.
Thanks, as always!
From m de P @
EU - USA
Published March 28th, 2009
Using one single letter, we answered several communications
from a long term friend of The M+G+R Foundation. Since the answer
contains Spiritual Direction of universal interest we have chosen to
reprint it here.
the Peace of God be upon you!
In the midst of several personal
pressig issues and resolving the
technical/security difficulties (computer related) that we must deal
this time - issues that must be handled in spite of the discharging our
liturgical and other functions, we take a moment to, if you so allow
it, set your soul to rest.
The gravest sin man can commit is but a grain of sand compared to
the Oceans of His Mercy. A contrite heart and sincere intention
avoid it in the future, are the two keys which automatically release
His Mercy and forgiveness. However, if an individual believes that
his/her sins are so great that cannot be forgiven even by God, then,
indeed, there is nothing that He can do.
That there is a problem with Maria de Agreda (1)
does not mean
that there is a problem with Divine induced bilocations. There have
been a few souls to whom God has granted such gift. Padre Pio and
Teresa de Jesus are two examples - both of them, our close friends. In
addition, remember that poison is usually mixed with sweets so that
people do not realized that they are being spiritually poisoned.
Logically, there will be some very correct things in Agreda's book just
as there are in the New Age Movement as can be read in Lee's document
published in our pages. (2)
Your persistent feeling of guilt - as exemplified through much of
your correspondence of late - should give you the clue where its source
lies. As we have explained in many different places: Salutary guilt is
great, and from God, since it helps the soul keep in the
path; Persistent and unrelenting guilt is from satan trying to bring a
soul to the doors of despair. That is one of his standard tricks
he realizes that he is just about to lose the last little grip he had
on a soul; it is at this point where he brings out the heavy artillery.
Once recognized and exposed, it loses its grip.
We pray that you understand that we must now set aside the dealings
with these issues, as important as they may be, so that whatever
little time we have available can be devoted to the other hundred of
thousands of souls who read our pages and to whom, as you know and
demonstrated thorough your solicitous help, we also owe attention.
You may be assured of the prayers
that you have requested.
May God continue to Bless you and
your loved ones.
m de P
Warning about The Lady
New Age and
From WS @
Published March 25th, 2009 [Feast
of the Annunciation]
I saw on the nightly news yesterday that Russia and China are
arguing for a new form of currency to replace the American dollar in
international trading. Of course the President rejected that out
of hand at his March 24th press conference. The two reasons that
the United States is still the only prominent power in the world are:
Most of the world's oil is bought and sold in American dollars.
2. The United States
Navy's Nuclear Submarines are out there undetected.
Financial power and Military Power. All else is moot. World
financial crisis will be the logical cause for the US losing
hegemony. The Achilles Heel is financial. Once the
wherewithal is taken, it is a done deal. The phrase "money is the
sinew of war" will come true and the US will fall fast.
I believe that Obama as president is a "tender mercy" from God the
Father. This short time may give many a final chance to hear what
must be heard.
From NP @
Published March 22nd, 2009
Dear Miguel of Portugal,
A word of
thanks seems appropriate. I had rejected all things Marian at
approximately the turn of the century while continuing to adhere
closely to the Lord through study of the Scriptures. Now I sense
calling, or a wish for a calling from Mary, and have been reading The
Miracle Detective by Randall Sullivan, an excellent, well-researched,
factual and sympathetic account of the Medjugorje apparitions and the
author's own conversion. On pg. 374 the author recounts that on
return flight home from his second trip to Medjugorje, he was
next to a jeweler from Philadelphia who offered me a lesson in how to
buy pearls. 'The most important thing to remember,' he said, 'is
you get what you pay for.'"
Scripture as I have been, that struck a chord. The pearl of great
price, I mused. You must sell everything to get it! Within
an hour or
two I was searching Google for "Marian warnings" (1) and found your site (2).
You talked of the invoice we'll be getting. I read for hours,
from link to link within your site, wherever it led me.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for is the Pearl of Divine
Wisdom you recount from Our Lady's Fatima messages. Not to seek
mortification, but simply to accept what comes our way from day to day
and offer up. (3)
This apparently is advice I'm going to need.
and God bless you,
From KT @ Philippines
on March 19th, 2009 [Feast of St. Joseph]
ONE QUESTION......... I
BELIEVED THAT THE END NEVER JUSTIFIES THE MEANS. YET YOU PROPOSED
THAT AN EXCEPTION BE MADE FOR THE PEOPLE OF AFRICA FOR THE USE OF
CONDOMS TO HELP PREVENT AIDS..... JUST FOR A CERTAIN LENGTH OF TIME!
THIS CONFUSES ME., HOWEVER, I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU ON THIS
MATTER AS PEOPLE ARE KILLING EACH OTHER.
THEY DO NOT HAVE "EYES TO SEE OR EARS TO HEAR." HOW CAN ONE
JUSTIFY BAD BEHAVIOR BY SAYING SOMEONE IS SICK?
HOW CAN WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO ACCEPT BAD MONEY FOR A GOOD CAUSE ,
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN TO A NON CHRISTIAN THAT GOD ALLOWS BAD THINGS TO
HAPPEN? ACCIDENTS, VICTIMS OF CRIME?
I KNOW WELL OF FREE CHOICE BUT IT DOES NOT CONVINCE A NON-BELIEVER.
FORGIVE ME FOR ALL OF THE QUESTIONS, BUT YOU ARE MY FAMILY AND I TRUST
ALL OF YOU AS I KNOW YOU ARE DOING GOD'S WILL AND I BELIEVE IN YOU.
I WISH I HAD 3 MONTHS JUST TO SIT
AND LISTEN TO YOU.
GOD BLESS YOU FOR ALL OF YOU PATIENCE, LOVE AND
UNDERSTANDING............ ESPECIALLY OF THE WEAK ONES LIKE ME.
IN HIS NAME AND GRACE,
Thank your for
writing and sharing your concerns with
We also believe, and have frequently said, that the "End does not
justify the means", however, we must evaluate each individual situation
with the Light of the Holy Spirit to see how we should get from point
"A" (living outside the Law of God) to point "B" (living within the Law
The first step is to determine the "Why" of the point "A" and its
consequences - short term and long term.
We shall take first the killing of another human being as a point "A" -
this is extremely grave under any circumstances : There is no just war;
there is no just killing. Logically, point "B" is the stopping of the
killing of human beings.
Say that we have an individual who is prone to kill other humans due to
X,Y and Z reasons and does so on a regular basis. Maybe he does not
know that "Thou shalt not kill" is a real and absolute Divine Law.
Obviously he needs to be instructed in Divine Law and needs to be
assisted in his conversion - however, in the meantime, he cannot be
allowed to go around killing people until "the Evangelization" takes a
hold of his soul. He must be stopped for the benefit of others and
Now, let us take up birth control as another point "A" situation.
What is the root problem of artificial birth control? Sexual
interaction without responsibility becomes just another sport - where
one may even switch partners just as we may do for a tennis
match. The more uneducated the individual is and the less means
of entertainment he/she may have, the more he/she will turn to sex
and/or drugs as an "entertaining sport". The more bored a rich
and well educated individual gets, the more he/she will also turn to
sex and/or drugs as an "entertaining sport".
Promiscuous sex and the use of drugs are the two societal maladies
which can harm a soul the most. Thus, logically God has allowed
AIDS. He is more interested in our soul within the overall Eternal
picture, than just the brief time it resides in a body on Earth. If
some activity is going to gravely harm the soul - He rather take them
home soon. (1)
In the birth control situation - We could then take two positions: (a)
Let them destroy themselves and thus "help God"; or (b) Intervene and
help them find the way to God in a more natural way.
If we take position (a), it would logically follows, to the derange
minds, that all sick and poor people should be exterminated.... and
"...by doing this we are doing them a favor and serving God along."
(believe it or not, that thinking is "on the table" of the Future
Masters of the world.)
If we take position (b), we assist them in not killing each other,
through unprotected sexual intercourse, by providing them with the
appropriate protection WHILE simultaneously
Evangelizing them so that they will abandon the "Outside the Laws of
God" lifestyle, i.e. "Sexual activity is a sport."
In certain countries of Europe they established a "Clean Syringe
Program" wherein the drug addicts would turn in their used syringes and
get clean ones in ordered to arrest the spread of AIDS through sharing
infected syringes. This was done WITHOUT any Evangelization, therefore,
what on the surface looked like a very charitable act was indeed
contributing to the further degradation of their souls.
This would be the same if we just pass out condoms and do nothing else.
(a) Passing out condoms to
prevent the spread of AIDS via sexual intercourse - and do nothing else - to
save lives cannot be considered as a "means justified by the end" -
because we are working against God by helping in the destruction of
(b) Passing out condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS via sexual
intercourse - and implement
a solid Evangelization program to change the mentality of the
individuals through Light and Grace - is a method of "buying
time" while the leaven of the kingdom of heaven works its wonders in
their souls - thus we are cooperating with God' plan for His children. [The kingdom of heaven is like to leaven,
which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, until the whole
was leavened. [Matthew 13:33]]