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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.

Note: This 'Point to Ponder About' section was prepared in the years 2005-2009. Some linked documents external to this domain may have been removed from the Net, or moved to different locations, since then.


October 28
•  The presentation of Jesus at the Temple. The priest establishment did not recognize Him.

October 23
•  Why are prayers not answered? What is it that we are doing to block His generous action?

October 20
•  Is it permissible to receive Holy Communion more than once in the same day?

October 14
•  satan's last act: to spiritually destroy feminity and the family

October 11
•  The need for God even from an atheist perspective

October 7
•  If Pius XII were the last valid Pope, there would not be valid Cardinals to nominate another

October 2
•  Natural disaters in the world - are they a punishment from God?

October 28th, 2009

[Feast of Sts. Simon and Jude]

The presentation of Jesus at the Temple

The priest establishment did not recognize Him

Do you wonder... what all, besides the obvious (1), is really behind the story of the presentation of Jesus at the Temple and the meeting with Simeon and Anna? (2)

Consider the following...

No priest, pharisee or scribe recognized Him.
Simeon - representing a devout but regular citizen of Jerusalem - member of the "laity" - recognized Him.
Anna - representing a cloistered religious but not member on the priest, scribe and pharisee establishment - recognized Him

Obviously, it is only the ones who have Eyes to See, regardless of their state - regular citizen or self consecrated to God - who will recognize Jesus then, and now.

Statistically speaking, the fraction belonging to the priest, pharisee and scribe classes who would recognize Jesus, then and now, is negligible.

As a bonus - we are also shown that the Holy Spirit of God was already working on the people of God long before the Pentecost.

(1) The obvious being the prophecies regarding His future and impact on the world
(2) Luke Chapter 2

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October 23rd, 2009

Why are prayers not answered?

What is it that we are doing to block His generous action?

Do you ever wonder... why it seems that God simply does not respond to some of our almost desperate prayers no matter how hard we may try?

In a document (1) published in the year 2005 we addressed the most common reasons for unanswered prayers. However, if after reviewing said document one may, in response, paraphrase what a certain ruler [Luke 18:18 - 21] said to Him, after Jesus had listed all that was required to possess everlasting life: All these things have I done since my conversion, there still is one more thing that one can do.

He is never the block, we are. However, we may not see what it is that we are doing to cause the block therefore... "place the ball in His court" and, in all sincerity and with a wide open heart, ask Him What is it that I am doing to block Your generous action and thus grant my request?

If you are sincere - you will soon find out.

One must also remember what we have published in the past in the Divine Encouragement page:

You shall be used. The Divine Force has no limit. It is sufficient for all the work in the world. I only need the instruments for Me to use.

The world does not need super-men, but
super-natural men. Men who will persistently turn the self out of their lives and let Divine Power work through them. The world could be saved tomorrow if only its politicians just let Me use them.

Let inspiration take the place of aspiration.

All unemployment would cease. I have always plenty of work to be done and always pay My workers well
as you will see, as more and more you get the right attitude of thought about the work being Mine only.

We are not "theorizing" on this subject matter. miguel has been living it for nearly 25 years and could write a book full of examples.

(1) Why are prayers not answered?

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October 20th, 2009

Is permissible to receive Holy Communion more than once in the same day?

Do you ever wonder... if a communicant may receive Holy Communion more than once in the same day?

Canon Law (1) is quite specific... then vague... about it; actually, it depends greatly on the circumstances. In the simplest of cases - a person who is not in danger of death - and ...who has already received the Most Holy Eucharist can receive it a second time on the same day only within the eucharistic celebration in which the person participates.

That is, within two eucharistic celebrations (two Masses); not one eucharistic celebration (one Mass) and a communion service.

(1) Code of Canon Law

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October 14th, 2009

satan's last act: to spiritually destroy feminity and the family

Do you ever wonder... if satan's First Act in his war against humanity was to convince Eve to eat the forbidden fruit so that humanity, Biblically represented by Adam and Eve, would become like (equal to) God, then, what was his Last (yes, we have said "last") Act which will bring These Times to a thundering close?

Let us "take it from the top". The last hope for humanity - to reverse the apparently unstoppable slide into the abyss - was the integrity of the family. A well ordered family produces the citizens who, one step at a time, would change society, and thus the world. A family of monotheistic believers - living their faith without fanaticism - would produce solid citizens who could freely, constructively and productively interact with each other and work toward a just world.

satan (who, as the saying goes, "was not born yesterday") knew this. he also knew exactly what to do to make that fortress of values collapse regardless of the faith they professed. satan mused... if it worked well the first time... they (women) will fall for it again first, with men, just as Adam did, following suit.

Before the fall, mankind "had it all" - we mean All! Amazingly enough, archeological and anthropological finds continue to confirm that when man went from a "happy go lucky" nomadic hunter to a "buckled down" farm worker, exactly the misery which God announced, happened:

because thou ...hast eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat, cursed is the earth in thy work; with labour and toil shalt thou eat thereof all the days of thy life. 18 Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herbs of the earth. 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread till thou return to the earth, out of which thou wast taken: [Genesis 3]

In the New Testament, Jesus (and many of His Apostles) explained how a male-female relationship should work for the benefit of a spiritually healthy family. It was not a matter of who, man or woman, was better! (As we have explained in a document (1), when all is said and done women were the Crown of Creation. It is a woman, not a man, Who wields the greatest power in the Universe; whatever that perfect Daughter, Spouse and Mother, Mary, asks from the Divine and Most Holy Trinity, She will obtain! More power than that does not exist.)

God has given us the "instruction book" so that relations between men and women would work perfectly according to His Plan. Of course, women must be equal before the law and have equal opportunities to fulfill her potential – but this is to be her full potential as a woman, not as a copy of a man. Had we been obedient to God's plan, a woman would be someone who, while not being titular "head of the household," could manage to obtain all that her exquisite female instincts told her were necessary for the good of the entire family (just as Mary intercedes for all humanity, and just as Esther (2) interceded to save her race from extermination).

Against this Divine teaching, satan has been carrying out his counter-strategy. Taking advantage of real abuses against women in certain social environments, satan started his campaign against the alleged inequality of the sexes. he began selling to women the idea that they could be equal to men; the Genesis parallel had been selling the idea that mankind could be equal to God. Thus began radical feminism, a rebellion against the Divine reality that each sex was created specifically by God for a function.

As the feminist revolt progressed, brassieres went up in flames, make love and not war became the password and, worst of all, the women who fell prey to this trap lost an intangible and priceless attribute (which I can feel and understand, but simply cannot fully explain) that made them the absolutely precious creature that they were created to be.

So, dear brethren, the radical feminist revolt - which started in the US and western Europe in the 1800s, and has spread worldwide since then - was the Second - and we assure you - final great Fall of humanity before the End of These Times.

That claim may seem exaggerated, but the awful spiritual toll taken worldwide by radical feminism may be gauged by the global death toll resulting from active promotion of legal and "morally justified" abortion. The holocaust of the unborn is one of the great mass murders of history. In the US alone, 50 million unborn babies have been slain since abortion was made legal nationwide in 1973. Worldwide, about one fifth of all pregnancies end in abortion, for a global death toll of more than 40 million per year. (3) We can give radical feminism the credit for most of these deaths. To put it crudely, radical feminism is a deadly ideology, taking a toll in lives which amply surpasses Nazism and Communism.

Given humanity's track record of falling for the same satanic tricks over and over again, God will now provide the definitive correction to the malady of the human race. He (not man!) will repeat what He did in what we know as Noah's Flood; this time, just as He promised (4), without using water.

May God have Mercy on His Elect!

(1) The key importance of Mary, specifically, and women in general
(2) The Book of Esther
(3) Guttmacher Institute, "Facts on Induced Abortion Worldwide", October 2009
(4) Genesis 9:11

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October 11th, 2009

The need for God even from an atheist perspective

Do you ever wonder... why those bio- and socio- "illuminated scientists" waste so much ink and (hot) air explaining that all deities are man-made since humans are born with "a need" to have deities upon which place their faith?

In plain English: They claim - and go to incredible lengths to do so - that we manufacture God or many gods because we are bio-genetically programmed for that.

They fail to see that such being a universal human trait - just like eating and breathing - such "bio-programming" must be imperative for a healthy life.

Our readers know that we do not have the slightest doubt about the reality of God; as a matter of fact - we just do not believe in God, we know God!  However, let us play "pin the tail on the donkey..."

Even if God or many gods were non-existent...

Since some level of faith in the unseen is as old as man itself, wouldn't the logical behavior by the "illuminated ones" be to ensure that the God or many gods promoted by "this" or "that" religion are as beneficial for the mental and physical health of the humans just as the Department of Health and Agriculture guidelines insure safe food?

Wouldn't the persistent effort to destroy the little true and healthy faith left in the world be the equivalent of a worldwide campaign to promote bulimia?

It is becoming more evident every day that the "illuminated ones" are no more than the human equivalent of the "black holes" found in space.

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October 7th, 2009

[Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary]

If Pius XII were the last valid Pope, there would not be valid Cardinals to nominate another

Do you ever wonder... if as many (incorrectly) claim that the Chair of Peter is vacant since the death of Pius XII, and the "rule of the law" is that the College of Cardinals is the only body that can elect the next Successor of Peter, and the last Cardinal named by Pius XII is probably long dead... then, who could elect the next legitimate (by their account) Successor of Peter after Pius XII?

We are sure than in some of the "cook books" of the Vatican Cafeteria, someone must have found a "long lost recipe" that could be used to prepare such "dish".

[We publish this just to illustrate the total incoherence of the many claims made by the anti Vatican II groups (1) and not that it really matters. It is a moot point - the Papacy, as it has been know for centuries, ended long before H.H. John Paul II died.]

(1) Claims against Second Vatican Council - Part 1 and Part II

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October 2nd, 2009

[Feast of the Guardian Angels and First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus]

Natural disaters in the world - are they a punishment from God?

Do you ever wonder... if God allowed the recent massive floods in Africa - already forgotten due to the massive destruction caused by earthquakes and tsunamis in the Pacific region - as a punishment for the people in those regions?

Once again, we find the answer in the Holy Scriptures...

1 And there were present, at that very time, some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.

2 And he answering, said to them: Think you that these Galileans were sinners above all the men of Galilee, because they suffered such things?

3 No, I say to you: but unless you shall do penance, you shall all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen upon whom the tower fell in Siloe, and slew them: think you, that they also were debtors above all the men that dwelt in Jerusalem? 5 No, I say to you; but except you do penance, you shall all likewise perish
. [Luke 13]

Do notice the difference He makes between enduring suffering as the result of sinful behavior and avoiding suffering as the result of "doing penance" for oneself and on behalf of others as He expects us to do.

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