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The purpose of Points to Ponder About was to stimulate thinking that would draw the disoriented Faithful back to God and away from the hypocritical duplicity of some religious institutions which are destroying the little faith left on earth. (For a more detailed explanation, see Points to Ponder About - Purpose). What used to be posted in this section has been integrated in For Your Information and Reference.

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Published on April 27, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why, according to the published Roman Catholic statistics (*):

(a) In unconfortable Africa, with 13.2 % of the Bishops of the world, there are 4,565 Catholics per priest available; while
(b) In comfortable Europe, with 33.0 % of the Bishops of the world, there are 1,347 Catholics per priest available; and
(c) In the most devout Catholic part of the world ( Latin America), with 25.5 % of the Bishops of the world, and where people are leaving the True Faith en masse to join anyone who may offer them some "tangible spirituality", there are 7,080 Catholics per available priest?

No, this is not another Mystery of the Faith. This is just another example of the true priorities of the Church Administration.

(*) Spain's ABC - Thursday, April 21, 2005 - p. 30

Published on April 25, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why the people mobbed H.H. John Paul II, St. Peter's Square, Benedict XVI and any Cardinal that may casually wander into unprotected areas of The Vatican all the while the Tabernacles - whether in The Vatican, Rome or any other city in the world remain almost alone?

Possible Answer No. 1 : Precious few really believe in the Eucharistic Presence of Jesus although they "go through the motions" in Mass just to be "seen" and to be "in".

Possible Answer No. 2: They are like those Moses left in charge of Aaron - Golden Calf adorers.... [Exodus 32: 1-28] which, of course, reverts right back to Possible Answer No. 1 as being the correct one.

If the true Foundation of the Faith were to be God, we would not see what we see - everywhere! - nor the world would be in the condition it is in today.

satan's roaring laughter could almost be heard if it were not for the roar of the flames and the scream of the souls that fill hell.

Published on April 22, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why the "Bad" are not even "Good at being bad"?

On an Alitalia Flight from Rome to Madrid, one of the passengers was the very high profiled Cardinal Rouco Varela, Archbishop of Madrid and former Head of the Spanish Episcopal Congregation. He was accompanied by his assistant. He was pre boarded into the airplane before the stare of the rest of the passengers. Every passenger who boarded that completely sold out flight filed past the Cardinal and his assistant sitting in the First/Business (*) Class Section.

Assuming that Alitalia gave the seats for free (which was not the case) and/or that he needed some rest from the people who would have been bombarding him with questions (which we do understand) if he had flown on Coach, he should have boarded the plane last and deplaned first.

The way it was done he succeeded in reinforcing the negative view most Spaniards have of the clergy and the Church at large.

Wonder no more..... This is what arrogance does: It blinds people to the most obvious mistakes and thus they themselves contribute to their own downfall.

(*) Median First/Business Class ticket costs 1,700.00 US Dollars - Median Coach Class ticket costs 435.00 US Dollars (Priced on April 22, 2005 by Travel Agent)

Published on April 17, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why you so many prayers seem to go unanswered or seem to have been answered in the "wrong" manner?

Having the "toll free telephone number of Heaven" is not sufficient - one must know how to dial it.

Published on April 8, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why you see - through the Media - so many youths at functions hosted by H.H. John Paul II, even posthumously, and every day one sees less and less young people in Roman Catholic Churches living their faith and partaking of the Holy Sacraments?

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