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Letters/Questions - Addressed on April 2009


From RE @ USA   Published on April 30th

Q. 
It is my feeling that the information on Our Lady of La Sallette that you show (1) on your site is not the correct secret that was approved by the church.

Recently there has been a finding of the original testimonies of the children that has been in the archives of the Vatican for over a hundred years.  These documents show different words used by Our Lady.

I believe that it is very important to use the most precise information when referring to apparitions.  I believe this because I feel like it reflects the correct character, consolation and help of Our Blessed Lady.

I’ve also noticed that some other web sites also show this later version of the secret.  I think that the visionary Melanie was influenced by many of the outside influences of the time when she dictated the later version of the secret.  You can investigate this information further on many web sites.

Thank you!

 
RE

A.
Peace and Joy!

We have received your communication for which we thank you.

We will tend/respond to it, if necessary, as soon as it is possible considering our other responsibilities. (2)

In the meantime we recommend a prayerful review of our comprehensive document on Fatima. (3)

Many continued Blessings - most specially during the Easter Season!

The M+G+R Foundation (4)
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(1)  http://www.mgr.org/lasalette.html
(2)  http://www.mgr.org/aboutus1.html
(3) 
http://www.mgr.org/fatima.html
(4)   http://www.mgr.org/mgrPositionPart2.html


From LP @ USA   Published on April 26th

Bartholomew I, the Ecumenical Patriarch of the Orthodox Church (Catholic Church of the East),  endorsed Benedict XVI's book on Jesus (1).

LP

A. Well, as we said, God secured a delay (2) through some behind the scenes work but, it was only a delay and Bartholomew I finally caved in to the enticements of the Vatican (3). All is working out according to schedule.
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(1)  Jesus Of Nazareth
(2)  For example

(3) As anyone can ascertain from this page


From H @  US  - Published on April 23rd, 2009

My family would like to go to Garabandal, Spain to be near the place of the miracle.  I know that many like myself would like to be present when we think the miracle will happen.

Will a date be printed so that arrangements can be made to go the this holy place?  I am over 70 years of age, and I pray to the Blessed Mother every day. How do I ask for information about travel?

I have only recently heard about Garabandal and I am very excited that at this time many are returning to the church.

Thank you for your information.

Many blessings

H

A.
We wish that we could give you a very definite answer, but we cannot. Originally Conchita, who had been given the date of the Miracle, was supposed to announce it eight days in advance. Since then many things have happened including said information falling in the hands of the enemies of God. We have explained that situation and the consequences in a document (1)

We know that an organization was at one time taking reservations and deposits for a Miracle Flight. We do not recommend that option although this should not be taken as a reflection of the integrity of the head of said organization.

What we can say with a great degree of certainty is that the surrounding area and approach to Garabandal has been greatly upgraded and it should not be difficult reaching it and finding some sort of lodging once, of course, one is the country already and has a car available.

There are direct flights to Spain from many US cities - New York, Miami, Orlando, Atlanta just to name a few. We suggest that you engage a professional travel agent and have them look at all the options available to you to reach Spain and the Santander (the largest city nearer to San Sebastián de Garabandal) from wherever you reside in the US.

If you do your part and it is the Will of God that you make it there - it will happen no matter what the odds may be.
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(1) About manipulation of revealed dates

From AD @  US  - Published on April 19th, 2009 [Mercy Sunday]

Thank you for your quick response regarding the missed past mailings.

I have been with you now for about 10 years.

Through God's mercy these writings have given my husband and I much hope  and peace about the future which is looking quite bleak...and we so in need of guidance.

AD

A. Your most kind words Glorify God, Whom we strive to serve, plus gives us much needed encouragement since - in spite of the high traffic and downloads - sometimes it feels that we are addressing a world which ceased to exist...  "A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away" (1)

Your letter arrived just in time for our 11th anniversary on-line. As we list in our Home Page: WEB SITE LAUNCH DATE - Easter and Mercy Sundays, 1998 . We take your kind letter as a gift from God.

miguel
(2) thought that when he responded the call of God to leave all behind and follow Him in 1991 his computer days were over. Amongst the little personal belongings that he kept was a primitive word processor which was used for the period  of extensive letter writing to world and religious leaders in his pre cyberspace days. Little did he know that many years later we would be logging ca. 180,000 individual visitors per year which were  downloading about three million four-page-equivalent documents a year.

We wish to take this opportunity to remind the few who have assisted us
(3) in getting the real Good News to the four corners of the world (i.e., to most nations of the world) what Our Lord Jesus Christ said about that helping those who are at His service: The reward is the same for both. [Matthew 10:41]

May God continue to give us the spiritual, psychological and material resources to continue to serve Him here until the appointed time.

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(1)
From Star Wars introduction
(2)
About miguel de Portugal
(3)
Our Function in Cyberspace


From KJ @ 
US  - Published on April 16th, 2009

Hi, I was logged on to the Marian Movement of Priests site and found  your site and read it.

I am wondering what the letters M-G-R stand  for (1) and I am confused about some of the things you stated.

From what  I read, do I understand correctly that you don't acknowledge Pope Benedict to be a true Pope? (2) 

Do you believe in the inner locutions  that Father Stephano Gobbi had for 25 years? (3)

I have been to  Medjugorje twice.  The first time was in 1988 and I witnessed  magnificent phenomena there two days in a row.  After what I  witnessed I had a conversion and the Queen of Peace, as she  identified herself to the visionaries, has brought me to her son,  Jesus.  My life has never been the same since that day in April  1988. (4)

Do you have books on what you have on your web site? (5)

I would  really appreciate knowing more about your foundation. (6) 

I have read  about Fatima, Garabandal, Gobbi, and everything I could ever find on  Medjugorje. (7)

Are you lay people or priests? (8) 

Is your foundation  located in Europe or U.S.? (9)

Thank you and I hope  you e-mail me back.

Sincerely,

KJ 


A. 
Thank you for writing such an open, honest and inquiring letter. To better answer each of your questions or areas of concern we have labeled each on and will proceed to respond to them by referring you to a document or documents that will  address the issue fully.

But first you should review what is our position regarding the Catholic Faith, the Catholic Church Administration as well as the Petrine Ministry (the office of the Papacy).

(1) For the specifics of the functional charter - the Purpose - of The M+G+R Foundation and the source of the name... Click Here
(2) Our position regarding Benedict XVI is clearly stated here and expanded through a guest document.
(3) We have much published on the Marian Movement of Priest and have much first hand information on it. You may start here and then access the many documents we have published on the MMP.
(4)
From the date you give for your first visit we could have almost bumped into each other there. You may access what we have published about Medjugorje through Here in Note 8.
(5) No books published since we have over 1,000 documents on line. You may access several indexes which will assist you in viewing all that has been published broken down by categories. If you access our English Index you will have a listing of all Indexes by Categories.
(6) For the specifics of the functional charter - the Purpose - of The M+G+R Foundation and the source of the name... Click Here and links from it.
(7) You may want to visit our pages on Fatima and Garabandal too. Plus a booklet on the main Marian Apparitions since early 19th century.
(8) If you read about miguel de Portugal you may have the answer to your question.
(9) We function on a virtual basis on a global scale.  miguel de Portugal is physically present at times in the European Union and at times in the US.

Once again, we thank you for the opportunity to clarify all of the above for you and, by answering your letter in this Forum, for many others.


From WS @ 
US  - Published on April 13th, 2009

In reference to your mailing of  March 26th (1)


When I was in Viet Nam, KBR, the company referred to in this article (1), was making millions building port facilities and entire bases.  It was then known as RMK-BRJ and was formerly a subsidiary of Halliburton. The "BR" is Brown and Root known for riggers, and pipelines and much more in Iraq. It is a Texas Company and has been favored since the days of Eisenhower.  Under all Texas presidents, Eisenhower, Johnson, and the two Bushes many billions of dollars in Defense Contracts benefited this company .  They are non-Union like many Southern Companies and give millions to the Republicans.

The following article addresses another part of KBR's activities:

Roundup: Media's Take
Mistreatment of POW's an Old Story (Excerpt)
Richard Pyle, Associated Press (May 6, 2004):

... From the Confederacy's notorious Andersonville prison of the Civil War to the Hanoi Hilton, where American POWs were held in Vietnam, military history is rife with grim stories of brutality, starvation and humiliation in captivity...

...Few such tales stir such immediate and profound public revulsion and anguish as the recently disclosed mistreatment of Iraqi detainees by U.S. troops at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq... Another major uproar in Vietnam concerned the "tiger cages" at Con Son island prison, where political prisoners incarcerated by the U.S.-backed Saigon regime were confined and allegedly tortured. While there was no direct U.S. involvement in the reported abuse, the cages themselves had been built by RMK-BRJ, a Texas military contractor and antecedent to the Halliburton Co. subsidiary KBR…

What I'm saying is that unpublicized and unregulated free enterprise such as this under the guise of war contracting appears on the surface to lead to very bad consequences.  VP Cheney was the president of Halliburton, the parent company of this one.

WS

A.
Thank you for sharing your on-the-field experiences.

 It is amazing indeed how many ignore:

(a) The connection between Texas and many key political figures in the US - Keneddy assasination (2) included.
(b) The number on contract personnel - especially paramilitary - in Iraq which surpasses the number of US troops.

We wonder why an allegedly liberal newspaper such as the New York Times does not publish a detailed list of corporations which have handsomly profited from the never ending war against terrorism and their connection to the movers and shakers in Washington, D.C.?

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(1) Mailing:

More bad wiring imperils troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The military is racing to inspect more than 90,000 U.S.-run facilities across Iraq to reduce a deadly threat troops face far off the battlefield: electrocution or shock while showering or using appliances.
....
The work assigned to Task Force SAFE, which oversees the inspections and repairs, is aimed at preventing deaths like that of Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth, 24, of Pittsburgh. He died in January 2008, one of at least three soldiers killed while showering since the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Scores more soldiers suffered shocks between September 2006 and July 2008, according to a database maintained by KBR Inc., the Houston-based contractor that oversees maintenance at most U.S. facilities in Iraq.


The M+G+R Foundation Comments

This IS an outrage. We would expect this situation from some fourth world country but... from the most technologically advanced and allegedly powerful nation in the world?

Not only we ask our children to fight a ridiculous and bloody war (against "terrorism"), a war that will never be won, but we do not give them the appropriate armored protection, etc., etc. and now.... not a safe place to shower!

We need to start rotating the fat cats in the Cabinet, Congress and top officials of the Pentagon to the areas our soldiers must live and work in for six weeks tours of duty of "live and learn so that you can fulfill your duty appropriately, you fool!"

Yes indeed, the US Titanic is sinking... and sinking fast! (and very few even know where the life vests are....)

(2)
About the Kennedy assasination


From m de P @  EU - US  - Published on April 12, 2009 [Easter Sunday]

Given that the Messiah, Jesus Christ, conquered death through His Resurrection we can rest assured that the remaining prophecies regarding the Messiah found in the Old Testament will also come true.


From m de P @  EU - US  - Published on April 9th through 11th, 2009 [Holy Week Triduum]

The best way to spend this time - outside the scheduled Liturgies - is in prayerful meditation of The Stations of the Cross.

May God richly Bless your efforts to draw closer to Him.

m de P


From (Mr.) IW @  US  - Published on April 6th, 2009 [Monday of Holy Week]

Brethren, I would like to ask for your guidance in a matter that I find myself unsure on. As of late I have found myself waiting for events to transpire (most notably Step No. 1) rather impatiently, and at times even eagerly. How is this so? Am I spiritually misguided?

I am aware that the Apocalypse will be unlike anything that we have ever experienced before, that it is so far beyond human experience that words would fail to describe it. It frightens me, but at the same time it seems that I almost cannot wait for it to happen.

I don't believe it is fatalism, yet I cannot help but question what I feel.

If it be in accordance to His will, I would appreciate any answers you might give me, so that I may either put myself at ease or correct what needs to be corrected before it is too late.

I would hate to be like the proverbial runner who fell flat on his face inches from the finish line.
 
Yours in Christ.

A.  Considering all factors, you probably have the healthiest spiritual attitude possible.

(a) You know that without God's definite intervention (the Apocalypse) humanity has no hope.
(b) Any normal human being - when faced with a "bitter medicine" that must be taken wants to "get it over" as soon as possible as long as it is at the time set by God - without forcing it.
(c) You are not on denial.
(d) You continue your life in this world (professionally and at home) as normal as possible while drawing closer to God every day. (That is, you have not sold your necessary worldly possessions, quit your job and moved into a cave with your family and are awaiting for "it".)

We wish we could turn your state into a vaccine and make it available to those who need to have that attitude, yet refuse to even consider the possibility of the inevitable intervention by God.


From (Mrs.) RH @  US  - Published on April 3rd, 2009

Greetings with the Peace of God Almighty!
 
I don't think it's puzzling enough for God to allow further delay.  The situation around is already so dire that humanity could not change its course anymore to go back to God's way on its own.

Maybe to some it's not bad enough but I see now the irrevocable direction of humanity to self-destruction. Are we still rooting for a delay even if the prayers of the Elect for Mercy and Delay have not been answered to our expectations?

I am sure God has His plan and Divine Will.  He calls the shot and it will happen no matter what we wish.

Frankly, my prayers are for Mercy and the speeding up of the Return of Jesus Christ to alleviate further suffering.
 
The Sequence is marching on and moving fast!
 
God Almighty, have mercy on us all.
 
RH

A.  We addressed the issue of the delay/compression, which was granted, on the Private Forum on March 22nd (1). No further compression has been or will be granted - as far as we know - for the reasons that you have listed in your letter.

Yes, God has His plans indeed but He includes man in them as a cooperator
(2). How we get to the end result rests in our hand by Divine Decree; that is why we do not tire of writing that "All will take place as prophesied, however, the severity of each event depends on our response to God all the way through Step No. 17."

If man would not be an integral part of the Divine Plan for Salvation, why would Mary come, as She did in Fatima, asking for very specific actions by the Church Administration and the Faithful?
(3)

You may ask: "Didn't She know, living in Eternity, that the Church Administration was going to turn a deaf ear  to Her requests and the world would be plunged in World War II?"
(4) Yes She did indeed, BUT Divine Mercy demands (5) that God gives mankind a warning as well as  means of modifying/escaping what is to come.  This will be confirmed in the most dramatic way when He allows the virtual pulverization of the Church Administration (6) for having persistently turned a deaf ear to Heaven - whether in La Salette (7), or Fatima (8), or Rosa Mystica (9), or Garabandal (10), or Akita (11), etc. (12)  How can they look at themselves in a mirror and not become ill, we will never know (Thanks be tro God!!).... but they will have enough time in Purgatory or Hell to do so.

We should continue to pray for the Elect
(13) - whomever they may be and wherever they may be at - whose eyes and ears are still closed (14) so that they may be opened before the volume of the megaphone (15) is increased almost beyond endurance - for their own benefit.  We should offer every trial - major or minor - for the Love of God, in reparation for the outrages against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the conversion of sinners (2); and we should insistently pray that His Will (16) be done in Earth as it is in Heaven because, only then, we will have Justice and, when we have Justice, we will finally have Peace.

Welcome to Step No. 17!
(17)
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(1)    Private Forum - March 2009
(2)    The participation of man in the Salvation of Mankind
(3)    What was requested in Fatima
(4)    The Fatima Chronology
(5)    Mercy in action
(6)    The pulverization of the Church Administration
(7)    La Salette
(8)    Fatima
(9)    Rosa Mystica
(10)  Garabandal
(11)  Akita
(12)  Other Marian Apparitions
(13) Who make up the Elect?
(14) Eyes and Ears - Opened or closed?
(15) Pain is the megaphone...
(16) The Will of God
(17) The Sequence of Steps....


From (Mr.) MD @  US  - Published on March 29th, 2009 [wording revised to enhance clarity on the 30th]

I've been thinking about something a lot during Lenten season, and having been a reader of your site for some time, I've looked again and again recently but have found no document (yet =) that answers the following question:

If Jesus Christ is truly THE rock upon which the Church is built (which I believe) (1), and Peter and his successors were truly made head of the Church (not THE infallible rock, but rock, which I also believe) (2), then how does one who finds the Catholic Faith fulfilling in so many ways —it is, as you say, "the greatest concentration of Divinely Revealed Truths," (3) (which I believe as well)— reconcile the uneasiness of keeping the Catholic Faith in spite of holding a belief which the Catholic Church would rebellious?

In other words, how do I continue to receive the sacraments and practice the Catholic Faith (4) while having this schism with the core issue of the Church's teaching about the pope?

Your consideration and prayer regarding this matter —for all of us struggling with this— is greatly appreciated.  And if time (and the Holy Spirit) allows you a response, please share it with us!

Thanks for all you do,

MD

A.
Thank you for the opportunity to address this issue since it is in the mind of many true Christians.

You and I and all those who strive to live the Faith compose the Church.  The Church Administration IS NOT the Church, even though  for centuries they have attempted to brainwash the Faithful by calling themselves "Mother Church". Mary is our Mother
(5) by Divine Decree from the Cross [John 19:26-27] - we have no other mystical Mother.  In addition, to confirm that Divine Decree, H.H. Paul VI officially declared Mary to be the Mother of the Church.

Let us review our stance....

Our position has been, is and will ever be, God Willing,  the same as that of the original Peter: 
We ought to obey God, rather than men. [Acts 5: 29] 

Thus anything that clearly and unequivocally goes against the explicit Word of God - even when proclaimed by the highest authority of the Church Administration (up to and including the Pope) - does not take precedence over the Word of God. To repeat what Peter said,  We ought to obey God, rather than men. [Acts 5: 29]

For  example: We uphold a limited claim of Infallibility (2) ("the buck" has to stop somewhere). However, we completely reject the claim of "Blanket Infallibility" (on everything) that the Church authorities have been trying to promote since Vatican I. As we have shown - Holy Scriptures in hand - not even the original Peter claimed 100 % infallibility; furthermore, with his words and deeds, Peter proved his own fallibility.

A review of our document dealing with the current Church Administration positions on many issues (6) will quickly show that - were there a left, a center and a right Catholicism - the Vatican would be at miguel de Portugal's left.

Under today's conditions, should the Faithful refrain from partaking the Sacraments? Certainly not! No man - even the one who now claims to be the Pope - should ever come between God and His children. The Faithful should accept the enormous Graces that God has granted us with properly executed Sacraments. These Graces are necessary, especially as we approach the End of These Times.

What the Faithful must be sure of - to the extent possible - is the validity of the Sacraments. Are the leaders at Mass passing around non consecrated hosts? (7) Was the Sacrament of Matrimony conducted properly (8) - with adequate preparation included? Even in the confessional we must diligently seek orthodoxy. Over 20 years ago m de P's confessor, a Catholic University Chaplain, told him during the Sacrament of Reconciliation that he really did not need to go to confession since his (m de P's) soul was in such advanced state. Obviously, m de P changed confessors.

We shall cap the above with a Biblical Seal by asking these questions: Where did Jesus go on Saturday? To the synagogue and, on special days, to the Temple.  Where did the Apostles continue to pray and worship in the early years of Christianity? In the same places. Then, we ask - "Why should the children of God not partake of the Gifts God has lovingly prepared for the benefit of their souls even if the AntiChrist seats in the Chair of Peter?"

Let us not forget that just as The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath. [Mark 2:27],  the Church Administration was made for man, and not man for the Church Administration. And, man was made for God! Let us not forget what Jesus made crystal clear at the Last Supper:

12 Then after he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, being set down again, he said to them: Know you what I have done to you? 13 You call me Master, and Lord; and you say well, for so I am. 14 If then I being your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that as I have done to you, so you do also. [John 13]

It theologically follows that the Administration of the Church is to serve the Church - composed by the living stones, the Faithful. The Church Administration is not to act as if they were part of Pharaoh's Court and lord over the people of God. Did He not say:...?

25.... You know that the princes of the Gentiles lord it over them; and they that are the greater, exercise power upon them. 26 It shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be the greater among you, let him be your minister: 27 And he that will be first among you, shall be your servant. 28 Even as the Son of man is not come to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a redemption for many. [Matthew 20]

As you can readily see: the above crystal-clear teachings from God have been conveniently "filtered out" by the Church Administration's "Cafeteria Catholic" filter.

Once again, we wish to thank you for the opportunity to address these issues and I pray to God that we have done it as clearly as it is humanly possible.

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(1) The Fundamental Rock and the True Petrine Ministry
(2) About infallibility
(3) About the Catholic Faith
(4) About the Sacraments
(5) The Motherhood of Mary
(6) Unchangeable dogmas
(7) On Transubstantiation
(8) About the Sacrament of Matrimony



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