Saturday, December 13, 2008

THE POINT - "Putting Christ back into Christmas". December 14, 3rd Sunday in Advent, Gaudete Sunday

"Putting Christ Back Into Christmas"

There will be much talk this December about "putting Christ back into Christmas". Tragically, in all the holy commotion which will accompany this talk, not one person will speak up and ask that most pertinent question: "But who took Him out in the first place?"

The answer is in no sense a seasonal one. For the attack that threatens Christmas each December is part of an all-out full-time offensive - which will be striking at our parochial schools next March, as our New Testament next May, and at the basic Christian structure of our country next October. It is born of an enmity as old as our Faith. And it is sustained, from father to son, by that curse which a Jerusalem mob called down upon itself when it cried, "Crucify Him! His Blood be upon us and upon our children!"

The drive to "put Christ back into Christmas" makes the ancient enemy only half worried - for, at best, it leaves our shattered word "Christmas" only half restored.

It is The Point's lonely battle cry this December that Christmas be entirely salvaged - that, purged of the tinsel and the trappings, it may become, for all our readers, the Holy and Joyous celebration of "Christ's Mass."

Israeli Inquiry

Q. What will be one of the main objectives of the Jews in America during 1956?

A. They will be striving , with accelerated fervour to maneuver America into the role of big brother to the State of Israel, the protector of its interests and the conqueror of its foes.

Q. What led the Jews to choose the year 1956 fot this campaign?

A. The presidential elections in November - an event which causes politicians to cast greedy eyes upon the fat bloc of Jewish votes, ready to fall into the lap of whatever candidate makes the most enticing offers.

Q. Have the Jews published any announcement of their election-year plans?

A. As outlined in the Bulletin of the Zionist Organization of America, their intention is to "swing American public opinion to come to Israel's aid and exert pressure on the administration of the kind which proved successful in 1947 and 1948, without which the State of Israel would not have come into being."

Q. Under what guise are the Jews trying to win American opinion to their side?

A. They are portraying Israel as a beleaguered little democracy,America's one friend in the Middle East, struggling for existence against hordes of Communist-dominated Arab neighbors.

Q. Is there evidence that this portrayal is not quite accurate?

A. Much. Three samples of which follow.

1) The official report on immigration to Israel, published by the U.S. Department of Commerce reveals that most Israelis come from (and necessarily with the blessing of ) Soviet Russia and her satellites.

2) As a result of the August elections, the Israeli parliament ( the Knesset) is composed of the following elements.

Of the Knesset's 120 seats, forty belong to the Soviet Labor Party (Mapai), an affliate of the Second International; fifteen belong to the Freedom Partry (Herut), political arm of those reportedly - outlawed terrorist gangs whose atrocities shocked the civilized world; ten belong to the Unity of Labor (Ahdut Avoda), an avowedly Marxist group; nine belong to the United Workers Party (Mapam), which advocates "the revolutionary class struggle" and "a firm bond between the workers of the world and the Soviet Union"; and six belong to the Communist Party of Israel - making a total of eighty seats for these extreme factions, or two thirds of the parliament's membership.

3) In June of 1950, an American journalist was told by an official at the Vatican's Department for Extra- ordinary Affairs, that the State of Israel is "obviously an outpost of the Soviet Union in the Middle East."

When the journalist objected that the major Israeli party is Socialist and not Communist, he was told, "It is all camouflage. These people are of one mind when it comes to the Christian religion. They are out to de-Christianize the Levant as part of a world wide plot to destroy what is left of Christian morality."

Q. If Zionism and Communism are, then, so closely akin why is Israel presently scorning Russia and turning to the U.S. for help?

A. This is a move not of necessity, but of prudence. the large quantities of planes, tanks, and guns Israel has already amassed have come to her from behind the Iron Curtain, and Russia is still willing to keep Israel fortified, as she made clear immediately upon announcement of her arms - deal with Egypt. the Jews, however, are genuinely alarmed about the Arab nations , whose lands they have usurped, whose villages they have ravaged and destroyed, whose people they have slaughtered.

Fearful lest the pent up rage of the Arab world should finally burst upon them, the Jews want to see the Arabs knocked out once and for all, leaving Israel undisputed mistress of the Middle East.. If Russia were to take on the assignment, there would be a danger of the U.S. stepping in on the side of the Arabs.

Consequently, the Jews are creating the illusion that Israel is herself a victim of Communist aggression - hopeful that the U.S. can thereby be induced to come to her "defence".

Q. Is there no chance that this Jewish scheme will be frustrated?

A. There is an excellent chance that Americans, weary of fighting fruitless wars, will take the trouble to discover that they are now being invited to do and die for no other purpose than to exalt the Jewish nation - whereupon the Jews are likely to find their boldness met with an unexpectedly formidable reaction.

Q. Is this the only hope of defeating the Jews?

A. There is another and better one. It is the wan but still-living hope that the remnants of Christendom, struck with the terrible realization that the land hallowed by the Birth and Death of Christ is now in the hands of His implacable enemies, will arise and rally to that now-more-pertinent call which Pope Urban II issued to the first Crusaders : "Mark out a path all the way to the Holy Sepulcher and snatch the Holy Land from the abominable people!"

Christian Reminder

For anyone who wonders whether there is provocation for a present day Catholic Crusade to rescue the Holy Land, we are concluding this issue with a partial list of the atrocities and desecrations which the Jews have committed in Palestine since 1948 (we make no attempt to indicate here the loss of lives and property suffered by the nearly one million Arabs who have been evicted from their ancient homes during these past seven years.)

The Jews have defiled and destroyed the following Church buildings: the Church of Saint John the Baptist at Am Karim; the Church of the Beatitudes at Capharnaum, the Church of Mensa Christi on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, the Church of Saint Peter at Tiberias, the Cenacle ( the place of the Last Supper) at Jerusalem, the Convent of Mary Reparatrix at Jerusalem, the Convent and Hospice of Notre Dame at Jerusalem, the convent of the Sisters of Saint Ann at Haifa, the Franciscan Convent at Tiberias, the Patriarchal Seminary at Beit-Jala, the Salesian houses at Cremisan, the Sisters Convent at Am Karam, the School of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion at Katamon, the Sisters residence at at Capharnaum, the church and rectory at Ikret.

Catholic authorities have estimated that the Jews have destroyed Church property in the Holy Land at the rate of more than two million dollars worth a year.

To enumerate only French Catholic institutions, they have demolished four hospitals, sixteen dispensaries, two hospices, four seminaries, thirty two schools and orphanages, and seven retreat houses.

Among the countless other desecrations we might mention, none is more heartrending, than that of Jerusalem's Church of the Dormition - the magnificent Roman -esque shrine to the Mother of God which was pillaged by Israeli soldiers and then turned into a Jewish dance hall for the young men and women of Haganah. It was only after a hundred such incidents that the Apostolic Delegate, Archbishop Hughes, unequivocally charged that there is now in operation a "deliberate Jewish effort to decimate the Arabs and to destroy Christianity in Palestine." - From The Point December 1955 -edited under Fr. Leonard Feeney. MICM

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- Gloria in altissimis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis-

* Glory to God in the highest ; and on earth peace to men of good will *


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

THE POINT -The Secret Strength Of Communism. 21 November, 2008 Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary


When the Communists first came to power in Russia, back in 1917, it was generally known, both in Europe and America, that the men who had brought about the revolution, and were then ruling in Russia, were Jews.

Before long, however, wealthy and influential Jews in this country determined that such an awareness might well prove disastrous to the cause of Judaism. And thus it happened that Jewish pressure forced all intelligent appraisal of Communism to go underground.

Nevermore was it mentioned in our press, our books, our pulpits, or even in our fiery soapbox warnings against the Communist menace, that Communism was a movement fostered and vitalized by the Jews.

The burying of this fact was the opportunity for communism's spread. The Christian world was deceived into regarding it as simply a bad philosophy, or an undesirable economic system. The result? In less than forty years, Communism, by political conquest, has become the ruler of half the people of the world, and as an intellectual force, has insinuated itself into the policies and programs that govern most of the other half.

All of the conventional, facile explanations, such as the persuasiveness of Karl Marx's writings, or the military potential of the Russian people, or the general discontent of the working class, fail to explain the dynamic and immediate filtering of Communism into every quarter of the globe. The only sufficient explanation, and the true one, is this: Communism was diffused by means of that ancient, international network, the Jewish people.

No one should be tempted to conclude, however, that the Jews adopted Communism because they themselves wanted to live under its regime. Communism was to the Jews an opportune weapon in their centuries - old battle against Christ and His Church. It was a chance to set up that kingdom of this world which they have sought since the time they rejected the spiritual kingdom offered them by their Messias, Jesus, the Crucified King of the Jews.

Communism can never be defeated until we recognize it for what it really is. This month, therefore, The Point is printing a portion of the overwhelming, factual indictment of the Jews as the motivating and sustaining force behind the Communist movement.

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1. Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, the authors of the Communist Manifesto, and the codifiers of all previous Communist thought, were both Jews.

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2. Concerning the "trial revolution" which was staged by the Communists in Russia in 1905, as a preliminary to the successful one of 1917, the New York Zionist paper, The Machabee, wrote, "Revolution in Russia is a Jewish revolution...Jews are the most active revolutionists in the Tsar's Empire."

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[ The Encyclopedia Judaica confirms the Jewish Origin of Communism ]

3. Of the fifty-nine members of the Central Committee of the Politburo, which ruled Russia immediately after the Revolution of 1917, fifty-six were Jews.

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4. The British White Paper on Bolshevism, presented to Parliament in April, 1919, by order of King George V, contained the following statement: "The immediate suppression of Bolshevism is the greatest issue now before the world. . . Unless Bolshevism is nipped in the bud immediately, it is bound to spread in one form or another over Europe and the whole world, as it is organised and worked by Jews who have no nationality and whose one object is to destroy for their own ends the existing order of things."

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5. The American Jew, Jacob Schiff, senior partner in the Jewish banking firm of Kuhn, Loeb and Company, financed the printing of Communist propaganda leaflets and arranged for their distribution throughout the Russian Army immediately before the "trial revolution" of 1905.
This same American Jew openly boasted, in 1917, that without his financial support, the Communist revolution could never have succeeded in Russia.

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6. One of the first official acts of the Communist government of Russia, just one week after it came to power, was to declare anti-semitism a punishable offense against the state, on the grounds that it was "counter-revolution."

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[ The Encyclopedia Judaica - page 797 ]

7. American Jewry's celebrated leader, the late Rabbi Stephen Wise, remarked before his death, "Some call it Communism. I call it Judaism."

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8. Previous to the 1917 revolution, the Jew, Leon Trotsky, ( real name, Bronstein) had been delivering speeches in Yiddish on the street corners of New York's lower East Side, advocating the overthrow of the American government. Just before the Russian Revolution broke out, Trotsky arrived in Moscow with the 276 of his East Side disciples.

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9. The London Times for March 29, 1919 reported: "One of the most curious features of the Bolshevist movement is the high percentage of non- Russian elements among its leaders. Not less than seventy- five per cent are Jews . . . Among the minor officials, the number is legion."

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10. In January of 1933, the Jewish Chronicle of London boasted that, "More than one third of all the Jews in Russia have become Soviet Officials." And two months later the Jewish B'nai B'rith Magazine of New York applauded conditions in the Soviet Union with the statement, "Under the new regime( Bolshevism) it is at last possible to be a real Jew."

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11. In 1935 -36, the Communist government's ambassadors to the following capitals were all Jews: Paris, London, Madrid, Istanbul, Athens, Brussels,Vienna, Tokyo, Oslo, Montevideo, Stocholm, Helsinki, Berlin,Riga and Prague.
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[ page from the Encyclopedia Judaica]

12. The Jew, Bela Kun ( real name, Cohen) led the Communist revolution in Hungary in the spring of 1919. He murdered twenty thousand Hungarians and crucified sixty seven Catholic priests. Said Bishop Prohaszka, veteran of the Communist domination in Hungary, "We proclaim to the world that we cannot endure the indefinite Jewish usurpation, and we shall get rid of it."

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13. In the February 4, 1937 issue of G.K.'s Weekly, the noted Catholic historian, Hilaire Belloc, wrote, "As for anyone who does not know that the present revolutionary Bolshevist movement in Russia is Jewish, I can only say that he must be a man who is taken in by the suppression of our deplorable press."

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14. The most recent admitted - editor of the American Communist paper, the Daily Worker, is the Jew, John Gates ( real name, Israel Ragenstreif).

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15. With even more readers than the Daily Worker is the Morgen Freiheit of New York City, a Communist paper printed entirely in Yiddish.

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16. In the Spanish civil war of the mid- thirties, the anti-Franco "Loyalists" were organised and directed by Communist Jews, under the leadership of Moses Rosenberg and Bela Kun. An editorial printed in the Morgen Freiheit states quite clearly that, "The war that is fought today in Spain is wider than the Spanish territory. It is of life and death significance for the Jews of the world."

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17. The New York Jew, Alexander Bittelman, said in his book, The Jewish People Face the Post- War World, published in 1945, "If not for the Red Army, there would be no Jews in Europe today, nor in Palestine, nor in Africa: and in the United States the length of our existence would be counted in days . . . The Soviet Union has saved the Jewish people."

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[ page 794, from the Encyclopedia Judaica ]

18. Every time our government uncovers a nest of subversive Communist, the majority of those apprehended are invariably Jews. Examples: Eleven communists, who formed what was called the "American Politburo," were arrested in the much-publicized "Eugene Dennis Case": six of these eleven were Jews. Later taken into custody was the twenty -one man organisation which had been formed to replace the previously arrested eleven. Of these twenty- one Communists, fourteen were Jews.

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19. Of the famous "Hollywood Ten", who were convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to explain their Communist connections, nine were Jews. Additional Hollywood Jews who have been cited as Communist - sympathizers include: Charlie Chaplin ( real name, Thornstein), Edward G. Robinson (real name, Rosenberg), Melvyn Douglas (real name, Hesselberg), Douglas Fairbanks(real name,Ullman), Judy Holiday(real name, Tuvin), Danny Kaye(real name, Kaminsky).

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20. The supreme leader of the Communist party in the United States( the boss behind Earl Browder, Eugene Dennis, etc) was the Jew, Gerhardt Eisler. Chief Assistant to Eisler was the Jew, J. Peters(real name, Goldberger).

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21. Since World War II, eleven Communists have been convicted of espionage activities in the United States. Ten of these were Jews.

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[ page from the Encyclopedia Judaica ]

22. The Report of the Canadian Royal Commission on Communist activities, in 1946, read, in part, "It is significant that a number of documents from the Rusian Embassy specifically note 'Jew' or 'Jewess' in entries on their relevant Canadian agents or prospective agents, showing that the Russian Fifth Column leaders attach particular significance to this matter."

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23. A raid by Federal agents on the Pittsburgh Jewish Cultural Centre in July of 1953 revealed that the place was the Communist training headquarters for western Pennsylvannia. And in April of this year, another such raid uncovered the fact that the Miami Jewish Cultural Centre was actually a front for the distribution of Communist propaganda.

VIDEO - "The Other Israel " - by Ted Pike

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[Right: the team of American Jewish Communists who passed the USA's secrets of the Atom Bomb to the Soviet Union after the Second World War, enabling the latter country to explode its first atom bomb in 1948. From left to right: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the spy ring leaders, executed at Sing Sing prison; David Greenglass, scientist at Los Alamos; Theodore Hallsberg, scientist at Los Alamos, and Harry Gold, courier for the group to their Soviet handler.-
Further pictures to be added, maybe!]

24. The Jews can always be counted on to oppose any curbs or restrictions which are directed against Communists or Communism. Example: When the present Jewish Senator from New York, Herbert Lehman, was Governor of the State, a bill was passed resoundingly by the legislature prohibiting any Communist to hold office in the State government. This was not hypothetical legislation. The bill was aimed at known Communists then holding high positions in New York State. When the bill arrived at Govenor Lehman's desk, he promptly vetoed it.

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25. Similarly, the Jews will attack any man who shows himself to be a true and determined enemy of Communists. This is done not only by individual Jews, but with equal dependability by the powerful Jewish organisations, whose attacks on anti-Communism are always by way of saving the public from "Hysteria!" or "Demagoguery!" or "Witch hunts!"

Occasionally, when a man has been particularly effective in fighting Communists, the Jews will even label him as "anti- semitic" - thereby revealing the Communist - Jewish tie-up which for so many years it has been their policy to keep well hidden. Example: Recently, when forty- two
employees at fort Monmouth were fired as loyalty risks, and thirty- eight of the forty-two turned out to be Jews, the Jewish Anti-Defamation League screamed, "Anti-semitism! out: at the American Army in general and at the responsible officer in particular.

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The foregoing twenty-five items are but a sampling of the irrefutable case against the Jews. But in one final matter we must caution our readers. Though the Jews are behind Communism, they are not committed to it. The cause to which they are esssentially bound is not pro-Communsm. It is rather, anti-Christianity. Communism is merely their weapon of the moment.

Therefore, it is possible that Jews will be seen opposing Communism. Should this happen, it may be that such opposition is only a diversional move, calculated to throw the Gentiles off the track.

It may be, however, that the Jews will have found that Communism has lost its effectiveness, and they are dropping it in favour of some new, more useful tool. In that event, Communism would decline into being just another political-economic movement, an abandoned child obliged to fend for herself.

As long as Communism remains an international menace, however, totally unexplainable by political or economic standards, an insidious, rapacious enemy, more terrible to the Church even than to the state, then we may be sure that the Jews are still behind the Communist movement.

[ Trotsky’s book, Stalin, written in exile, attempted to show that Stalin had played only an insignificant role in the early days of the Communist takeover. Trotsky attempted to illustrate this point by reproducing a postcard widely circulated in the months following the revolution. The postcard depicted the six leaders of the revolution. Shown are Lenin (who was at least one-quarter Jewish, spoke Yiddish in his home, and was married to a Jewess), Trotsky (real Jewish name: Lev Bronstein), Zinoviev (real Jewish name: Hirsch Apfelbaum), Lunacharsky (a Gentile), Kamenov (real Jewish name: Rosenfeld), and Sverdlov (Jewish).2 Not only does the postcard show the Jewish domination of the revolution; it also illustrates the fact the Jewish Communist leaders shown had changed their names just as reported in the Encyclopedia Judaica. ]

From - The Point

Edited under Fr. Leonard Feeney MICM

November, 1954

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

OUR LADY OF GOOD SUCCESS - 5 November, 2008 , Within the Octave of All Saints Day

OUR LADY OF GOOD SUCCESS - Prophecies for our time

In 1699, Our Lady of Good Success appeared to a sister in Quito, Ecuador, Mariana de Jesus Torres, and commanded that a statue be made of her, for she would govern the Conceptionist Convent as Abbess until the end of the world.

[ Statue of Our Lady of Good Success, Quito, Ecuador is put on public display three times a year]]

She said: "In my right hand, place the crosier and keys to the cloister as a sign of my proprietorship and authority. In my left arm, place my Divine Child so that men will understand how powerful I am in placating the Divine Justice and in obtaining mercy and pardon for every sinner who comes to me with a contrite heart, for I am the Mother of Mercy and in me there is only goodness and love. ... Let them come to me, for I will lead them to Him.

"The statue was miraculously completed by the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael in the early morning of January 16, 1611.

Mother Mariana had begged the Most Holy Virgin that her name be unknown. The Mother of God assured her faithful daughter that only after three centuries of mysterious silence, the truth of the apparitions would become known - in the 20th century.

[ Our Lady of Good Success assists Mariana in measuring for the construction of the statue as Mariana holds one end of her corded belt off her habit, whilst Our Lady took the other and brought it up to her forehead, with the cord stretching miraculously to the exact height]

As Queen and Mother of a then-suffering world and Church, Our Lady promised that she would give her Good Success to those who had recourse to her under this invocation. Numerous graces and even a miraculous cure have resulted from praying to Our Lady of Good Success through the intercession of Venerable Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres. [ See Novena Prayer below ]
Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres (1563-1635) was a Spanish Conceptionist sister who traveled from her country to the New world to help found the Royal Convent in Quito, Ecuador.

Favored with many singular gifts from heaven, this chosen soul was given to know many future events, especially the grievous situation of the Church in the 20th Century. Our Lady told her that in our lamentable times, heresies would abound, the corruption of manners and customs would be almost complete, and the light of the Faith nearly extinguished.
[ Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres ]

To atone for the many profanations, blasphemies, and abuses and to hasten the day of the triumphant restoration, this 17th century sister was asked to become an expiatory victim for our times. But Our Lady promised Her intercession at the very moment "when the evil will appear triumphant and when the authority abuses my power."

This would "mark the arrival of my hour, when I, in a marvelous way, will dethrone the proud and accursed Satan, trampling him under my feet and fettering him in the infernal abyss."

These words harmonize perfectly with the message of hope Our Lady delivered to the three children at Fatima in 1917: "In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph."

Our Lady of Good Success
The Prophetic Mission of Mother Mariana
During her life of 72 years, Mother Mariana received many apparitions and favors from Our Lady, who revealed important facts in the History of the Church. The Virgin Mary also told her to have a statue of Our Lady of Good Success made to be a protection for the whole world in the turbulent times to come. Our Lady told Mother Mariana a great crisis in the Church would begin in the 20th century, and that only then would the devotion to Our Lady of Good Success become known because it would be the remedy for that crisis.

To atone for the many profanations, blasphemies, and abuses and to hasten the day of the triumphant restoration of the Catholic Church to her full glory, Mother Mariana was asked to become an expiatory victim for those times which are ours. The only crisis in the Catholic Church that occurred in the 20th century was the illegal non-catholic Vatican II Council and its devastating consequences. It is truly extraordinary.

Our Lady set out the whole panorama of the present day calamity to a simple nun in Quito in the early 1600s. Mother Mariana saw the grievous situation, and almost died from the violence of the shock.

One can only imagine how a vision of the post-Vatican II Church, that remnant Catholic Church, would distress a nun living in the healthy climate of the Counter-Reformation in the Church, which had one of its highest points in Spain, her homeland. In particular, she suffered from seeing the impurity and corruption of the clergy in this crisis. The depraved priests of those times, she predicted, would so scandalize the Christian people that their vile actions would raise the general indignation of bad Catholics and the enemies of the Church against all priests. It is a very strong statement; nonetheless it has come to pass.

Today Catholics world-over have had to face the torrent of homosexuality and pedophilia that has unfortunately inundated the Catholic clergy and hierarchy. , The prophetic messages of Mother Mariana have been fulfilled in our days. : . , , and others still reserved for the future.received from Our Lady of Good Success and her Divine Son. each prophecy has been realized to the very letter.briefly just some of the prophecies that have come to pass:

The independence of Ecuador in the 19th century;

The consecration of Ecuador to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by a “truly Catholic president” [Gabriel Garcia Moreno] in the 19th century;

The proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady,
and the dogma of Papal Infallibility, both in the 19th century,
by a Pope who would become a prisoner in the Vatican [Pope Pius IX].

As for the prophecies specific to our times, they describe:

An enormous apostasy in the Church,which we now recognize as beginning at Vatican II in 1962, with
the corruption of the clergy and Prelates, loss of the faith,
the abandonment of the rules in convents and monasteries,corruption of the Catholic school system and children going through this system ,
the culpability of the ecclesiastical authority for this crisis

The corruption of the faith would come from the top down..Such exact fulfillments lead us to believe that the other parts of the prophecies for our times will also be fulfilled.

For Our Lady also predicted that at the moment when the situation would seem lost, she would intervene and save the Catholic Church from the crisis and restore her to her proper splendor. In this happy time, after a severe purge and cleansing in all the religious orders, there will be a revival of vocations, a return to the practice of the original rules, and a flourishing, healthy Church.

On several occasions she spoke of an apostasy in the highest cubicle of the Church. For example, in the apparition of February 2, 1634, after Our Lady warned Mother Mariana of the many bad Superiors who would destroy the spirit of religion, she said: “Dire times will come, when those who should justly defend the rights of the Church will be blinded. Without servile fear or human respect, they will join the enemies of the Church to help them accomplish their designs.

“Woe to the error of the wise, to he who governs the Church, the Pastor of the flock that My Most Holy Son confided into his care!”
Further on, she added. referring to the role of the bad religious authorities in the crisis:
“But when they will appear triumphant and when the authority will abuse their power, committing injustices and oppressing the weak, their downfall will be near.

Paralyzed, they will fall to the ground” Therefore, while the message of Our Lady of Good Success, like that of Our Lady of Fatima, speaks of a great chastisement, it also offers the grand hope of a restoration of the Holy Church. Our Lady said she would reserve knowledge for this revelation for the 20th century for two main reasons:

Our Lady of Good Success promised succor for these times.

First, as Our Lady herself told Mother Mariana, she wants to offer a special consolation under this invocation of Good Success to the faithful souls of our days who are suffering from a general confusion, a time, as she predicted, “when the light of the Faith would be almost extinguished.”

By means of this devotion, she promised that Our Lord would work great miracles, spiritual as well as material, for the devout faithful:
“…above all those at the end of the 20th century, who would be the favored of His Heart, for in that period Hell would be unleashed and many souls would be lost.”

This devotion, then, is a special safeguard for peoples and nations in these days. Our Lady promised to work great miracles under this invocation; it only remains for us to invoke her under this title.

We can depend on her guarantee of succor.Had this devotion not fallen into mysterious oblivion for centuries and the enemies of the Church been aware of the prophecies of Our Lady of Good Success –referring to the Modernists and Progressivists who infiltrated the Church – they could easily have obscured or changed them, as happened with the Third Secret in the Message of Fatima.

Instead, at the very moment when the Progressivist non- Catholic Church would seem to have buried the Fatima message, the prophecies of Our Lady of Good Success come to light.

An Approved Devotion

For three and a half centuries, since February 2, 1611 when the 8th Bishop of Quito Salvador de Ribera (1607-1612) blessed the miraculous statue and installed her in the Abbess chair, this devotion has been approved by the Bishops of Quito.

The devotion to Our Lady of Good Success has been celebrated uninterruptedly for the last 395 years in Quito. As for the life of Mother Mariana and the prophecies she received, it was under the order of the 10th Bishop of “Quito, the austere and learned Bishop Pedro de Oviedo, that Mother Mariana recorded the revelations she received from Heaven in an Autobiography.

The Prelate was privy to the intimate dealings of her soul, and realized the importance of having a permanent record made of her many revelations and favors. Fr. Manuel Sousa Pereira had recourse to that Autobiography as well as many other source documents guarded in the Convent archives when he wrote The Admirable Life of Mother Mariana (two volumes) in 1790.
The body of Mother Mariana and the other Founding Mothers are preserved in glass cases in the Convent cloisters . For several centuries, as Our Lady had foretold, the life and history of Mother Mariana fell into oblivion, although the devotion to Our Lady of Good Success flourished inside the Convent.

Then, on February 8, 1906, the body of Mother Mariana had to be moved because of a construction project. The tomb was opened and her body found incorrupt and whole.

Interest in her life and words revived and increased, and by the mid-20th century, small groups of persons from other countries had begun to visit the Convent and request more information about the nun whose life is so closely intertwined to the miraculous statue. in this study was precisely this work by Fr. Manuel Sousa Pereira, written in 1790, and now translated to English and offered to the English-speaking world.

The apparition of February 2, 1634 , in which the sanctuary light is extinguished. Our Lady then explains to Mother Mariana that this symbolized the Church in the 20th century, and explained the five meanings of that symbolic act. According to the words of Our Lady, the light being snuffed out represents the following:

A great crisis was predicted in the Church shortly after the mid-20th century:- Our Lady is obviously referring to the apostate Vatican II Council, headed by antipopes John XXIII and Paul VI . For there was no other event in the Catholic Church which could possibly be described as a "crisis" in the Church at that time. And this is an important point .

First, the propagation of heresies in the 19th and 20th centuries that would extinguish the precious light of Faith in souls;

Second, the great spiritual catastrophe in the Convent, and by extension, in the whole Church;

Third, the massive impurity that would saturate the atmosphere. “Like a filthy ocean, it will inundate the streets, squares and public places with an astonishing liberty,” she said. “There will be almost no virgin souls in the world;

”Fourth, the corruption of children’s innocence and the crisis in the clergy;

Fifth, the laxity and negligence of the wealthy who would stand by and witness the Church being oppressed, virtue being persecuted, and the triumph of evil without employing their riches to attack evil and restore the Faith.

In a paradoxical sense, the somber details of this prophecy offer a consolation and relief to those who acknowledge the great crisis in the Church and society of our days. It provides us solace to know that Our Lady clearly foretold this dire situation, that she saw and sees our present suffering, and has promised to help us persevere in the fight if we have recourse to her.

It heartens us to know that she said that those destined for the restoration will need great strength of will, constancy, valor and confidence in God. Hearing this gives us courage to go forward, to sharpen our vigilance so that we will be worthy to be among that happy number of combatants who will see the day of her provident intervention and victory.

In addition to the impressive prophecies, there is something else about this work by Fr. Pereira that deserves mention. The words seem to transmit through the centuries the spirit of religion and the piety of days past. His description of events invites us to see the world with the eyes of faith, to understand the importance of discerning the supernatural in the things that happen in our daily lives.

Fr. Pereira, who himself died in the odor of sanctity, also stresses many important religious truths that Progressivism downplays or hides today: the importance of the time given to us in this life to earn Heaven, the strict account each one will make for his life at his judgment; the importance not only of practicing the virtues but also of not allowing the least concession to evil or the relaxation of good customs and religious practices.

It is, as one reader observed, a book that should not just be read, but meditated upon. Our Lady promised to assist those who spread the devotion.

Our Lady told Mother Mariana that she would give her special help to all those who, by their support and resources, will help to spread this devotion in the times ahead when she desired to be known.

These are our times, our days. It is hardly necessary to note that Our Lady is never outdone in generosity.

When Mother Mariana asked the Convent’s special patron, the Marquesa, for help in making her statue, that noble lady did not hesitate to offer everything at her disposal. Mother Mariana thanked her and told her, “God Our Lord and His Blessed Mother will abundantly recompense your generosity and devotion, increasing your spiritual as well as temporal welfare.”

And her generosity was immediately rewarded – Our Lady completely healed the Marquesa’s broken arm on that very day!

The Child Jesus of the Cross on Pichincha Mountain.

This is one of the many apparitions granted to Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres (1563-1635). Favored with many singular gifts from heaven, this Conceptionist sister in Quito, Ecuador was given to know many future events, especially the grievous situation of the Church in the 20th century.

The Christ Child Crucified in Quito.

[The vision of the Christ Child crucified on Mount Pichincha in 1628 reveals the origin of a popular Spanish devotion. ]

Christ, who appears as a mere child or adolescent in the various holy cards depicting the scene, embraces the Cross in anticipation of His future sacrifice and asks mankind this poignant question: “How can I do more to show My love for you?” The devotion finds deep roots in Catholic tradition.

For example, in The City of God, Blessed Mary of Agreda tells us that when Our Lord was still a youth in the house of Loreto, He would often assume a position in the form of a cross.

In the presence of His Mother, who would then imitate His prayers and position, He would pray: “O Most blessed Cross! When shall thy arms receive Mine? When shall I rest on thee and when shall My arms, nailed to thine, be spread to welcome all sinners” (The Transfixion).

Toward the end of 1628, Mother Mariana was praying at midnight in the upper choir when Our Lord revealed to her many of the future events of the Spanish Colony. She saw the whole Colony in agitation, a war of independence, and the land bathed in blood. Her heart felt that it would break upon seeing all this chaos and destruction, and she begged Our Lord that His will might prevail and that the party He favored might triumph.

"What more can I do to show how much I love you?"

She then understood that the Colony would separate itself from its mother country and become the Republic of Ecuador. This would be a chastisement for the infidelities and innumerable abuses of so many of the authorities sent by the King to govern the country.

She saw that when this would happen, the beautiful dawn that each morning would break forth with refulgence over this land – so enchantingly spectacular that some persons would rise at daybreak just to enjoy this work of the Creator – would lose some of its brilliance. This favor would cease, she was given to understand, because the Republic would become corrupt and ungrateful for the benefits received from it by God. She saw that not only civil, but also ecclesiastical offices would be held by numerous obdurate and malicious Judases. Instigated and possessed by the diabolical spirit, they would sell their Lord for a few coins.

She saw the miserable and disastrous fate of these poor souls for all eternity. The secret as well as public chastisements of this poor country, which would then be called the Republic of Ecuador, were revealed to her.

She was given to know that the Republic would have been destroyed and buried under the debris of an earthquake if the Divine Goodness had not raised up heroic and just souls in secret and diverse ways. These souls were the victims who would placate Divine Justice with their prayers, sacrifices, and great sufferings during this sad epoch.

War between Angels and Demons
After witnessing the end of the war, she saw Ecuador completely covered by a black cloud composed of uncountable demons. With diabolical screams and laughter, they tried to overpower the new Republic so that they might govern from its very inception.

For its foundation, they laid the malice of the seven capital sins and hatred of Our Lord and His Blessed Mother. They tried to abolish all the convents, cloisters and pious institutions. Thus they breathed their blasphemous fumes throughout the land, polluting the whole atmosphere with a dense fog that obscured the precious light of Faith in souls and hardened the hearts of the people.

[A view of the Conceptionist Church on the corner of the downtown plaza in Quito]

In the next vision, Heaven opened its skies and a clear strong light streamed over all of Ecuador.

From every convent and cloister issued a burst of stars that rose to Heaven, and she heard the voice of the Prince of Angels, St. Michael, say: “Descend immediately to the depths of the abyss, cursed black legions, for here God lives, God triumphs, and God reigns in all times by means of His chosen souls.The more triumphant you think yourselves to be, the nearer approaches your defeat! Alas for this new republic without its religious communities! For without them, it could not subsist!”

Then lightning flashes and swords of fire pierced every corner of the land. The diabolical legions fled, but howled their threats to wage a cruel war unceasingly against this small portion of the earth, where the Woman, their enemy, would be so venerated and loved.

For, they screamed in their fury, if they could only succeed in extinguishing the people’s devotion to her, the victory would be theirs.

“The time will come,” they cried, “when we will have excellent agents who will conquer almost all of this land for us. We will reward them with earthly pleasures, comforts and riches, and then we will torment them in hell for all eternity because these ungrateful wretches ignored the mercies and benefits of their Creator.”

As the demons were expelled, a great calm returned and the sun shone with a great brilliance. Vision of the Child Jesus on the Pichincha Mountain.

Then Our Lady of Good Success carrying her Divine Infant in her right arm appeared to Mother Mariana and said:

“Lift your eyes now and look at the Pichincha Mountain, where you will see this Divine Infant Whom I carry in my arms crucified. I deliver Him to the Cross so that He might always give good successes to this Republic.”

The Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael carried the Divine Child to Pichincha Mountain, which overlooks the city of Quito, and is surrounded only by thorn bushes bearing a delicate flower. Here the Child Jesus took the form of a boy of about 12 to 15 years of age, His expression sweetly majestic. He prostrated Himself on the ground with His arms extended as on a cross and prayed to His Eternal Father to look with favor on Ecuador.

The Christ Child Crucified on Pichincha
A celestial light enveloped the whole mountain, and the Christ Child rose and stood before a cross with the inscription INRI at its head. On its left arm hung a crown of sharp thorns; on its right, a white stole.

The three Archangels reappeared, with St. Gabriel carrying a white Host. St. Michael bore a long white tunic speckled with stars and St. Raphael carried a mantle of a magnificent rose color unknown on this earth.

The Child Jesus vested Himself in the white tunic and stole, and over them draped the magnificent mantle. Then He approached the cross, took the crown of thorns and placed it on His Head. He extended His arms and remained crucified, but without any nails appearing either on His hands or feet. Down His cheeks streamed large tears, which were gathered up by the Archangels St. Michael and St. Raphael and dispersed throughout the new nation.

He then ordered St. Gabriel to place the Host behind His head, where it became a kind of halo. Three resplendent beams of light streamed from it. On the center ray appeared the word LOVE, on the ray to His right, ECUADOR, and on the ray to His left, SPAIN.

His expression reflected an intense pain, but also a serene joy to suffer for those whom He loved so dearly. As drops of blood fell from the wounds on His hands, feet and forehead, He fixed His gaze on the country and said these words:

“I can do no more to show My love for you. Ungrateful souls, who repay the great love and attentions of My Heart with contempt, sacrileges and blasphemies. At least you, My beloved and hidden spouses, be My consolation in My Eucharistic solitude. Keep watch in My Company. Do not be overcome by the sleep of indifference to God, Who loves you so much. Always be the heroines of your country during the bitter and dire times that will come. Your humble, secret, and silent prayer and voluntary penances will save it from the destruction toward which its ungrateful sons will lead it. For these wretched ones, rebuffing and despising the good, will exalt and serve the evil and self-serving satellites of Satan.”

Thus was the Child Jesus crucified on the grand Pichincha Mountain.

Six years later: Another vision One year before her death, Mother Mariana received another vision of Our Lady of Good Success, who appeared as always with the Child Jesus in her left arm and crosier in her right hand.

Once again, she spoke of the war that was coming when the colony would separate itself from the Spanish Kingdom to become a free republic.

In 1873 Garcia Moreno consecrated Ecuador to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

To comfort her daughter in her great grief over the knowledge of this severance, the Queen of Heaven consoled her with these words: “I will have you know that this independence is most desirable, for this will diminish the responsibilities of the monarchs, who have appointed their representatives to govern this land. For these representatives who become ambitious and arrogate undue liberties offend the Church, insult the Ministers of God, and consider themselves to be absolute masters over everything.

“You know of the uncountable evils that will be inflicted upon the Church in this Colony during these times, even on the part of its ecclesiastic representatives, also appointed through the favor of the Kings. Because of this, how many scandals will be given! How many disputes and quarrels will arise! How many sins will be committed that will offend God! “But We have a great love for this small portion of earth, which will one day be Ecuador.

Taking into account the truly good souls who will live here, We pledge that one day as a Republic it will be solemnly consecrated to the Most Sacred Heart of my Divine Son. Then, with a loud voice will it be proclaimed from one end of the country to the other: The Republic of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.” The mysterious prophecy repeated

Then Our Lady repeated the mysterious prophecy that she had given in the great apparition of February 2, 1634, when the tabernacle light had been extinguished:

“Dire times will come, whose very light will blind those who should justly defend the rights of the Church. Without servile fear or human respect, these shepherds will instead assist the enemies of the Church or help them accomplish their designs.”

“But woe to the error of the wise, to him who governs the church, the Pastor of the flock that my Most Holy Son confided into his care. “And when they appear triumphant and when the authority abuses my power, committing injustices and oppressing the weak, near will be their downfall. Dumbfounded, they will fall to the ground. “Then, joyful and triumphant, like a tender child, the Church will be reborn and will sweetly sleep, cradled in the capable arms and maternal heart of my most beloved elect son of those times, who will render himself docile to the inspirations of grace.

We will fill him with graces and very special gifts; We will make him great on earth and even greater in Heaven, where We have reserved for him a most precious seat. For, without fear of man, he fought for the truth and dauntlessly defended the rights of the Church, for which he will justly be called martyr”

[Our Lady orders pictures be made of the Christ Child ]

“You saw my Divine Child crucified on Pichincha Mountain,” Our Lady continued. “This was not by mere chance. Since this mountain dominates the city, my Most Holy Son wants to sanctify this place, where the Sacred Heart of my Jesus wants to exercise His dominion.“And just as, by my command, my statue will remain upon the Abbess’ seat in the upper choir of this Convent to govern and defend it and for the well-being of the whole country, so also do We desire that you should have pictures made of this vision, availing yourself of the present Bishop, a prudent and virtuous Prelate who governs with great meekness of heart.

On these pictures should be written the very words that you heard from the lips of your Crucified Love on Pichincha Mountain. These pictures will travel throughout the whole world and will be the source of holy inspirations, but their origin will not be known for some time. The day will come, however, when it will be known…”

At the same time of this vision, Our Lady enlightened the heart of Bishop Pedro de Oviedo, a truly good and holy Prelate, who was permitted to contemplate the scene of the Child Jesus on the Cross on Pichincha Mountain.

He ordered the pictures to be made in Spain with the firm conviction that the devotion would spread and would bring the grace of winning hearts to the love of God. Mother Mariana also had a statue sculpted of the Divine Child exactly as she had seen Him on Pichincha Mountain.

With the permission of the ecclesiastical authority, it was introduced for the veneration of the faithful under the invocation of the Child Jesus of the Cross of Pichincha. This devotion has continued to our time, and the statue is kept in the church of the Immaculate Conception convent in Quito. Prophecies fulfilled Time has borne witness to the truth of the prophecies of Our Lady regarding the Spanish colony that became the Republic of Ecuador.

The move for independence was hastened by Napoleon’s armed invasion of the Iberian Peninsula in 1807-8 and his disruption of monarchical rule by taking prisoner King Ferdinand VII of Spain. The decisive battle on Mount Pichincha in 1822 that set Ecuador on its path to independence took place at the very site where the Christ Child appeared crucified to Mother Mariana in 1628.

Thus, almost two hundred years to the day, on May 13, 1830, authorities of Quito proclaimed Ecuador to be a “free and independent state.” However, civil wars and political unrest followed the war of independence in the new Republic of Ecuador.

Our Lady revealed to Mother Mariana that from the end of the 19th century and from shortly after the middle of the 20th century, Satan will reign almost completely by means of the Masonic sects, who will focus on the corruption of children in particular as well as corruption of customs.

It would be difficult to receive the Sacrament of Baptism and Confirmation, and the Devil will make great efforts to destroy the Sacrament of Confession and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

She told Mariana, that in this battle, the Devil would use persons in high authority and unfaithful religious who will collaborate in this destruction

During this time the Sacrament of Extreme Unction will be little esteemed...many people dying without it. Countlee souls will be deprived of the innumerable graces, consolations and strength needed to make the great leap from time into eternity.

The Sacrament of Matrimony would be attacked and profaned. Freemasonry, which would be in power, will enact iniquitous laws with the aim of doing away with the Sacrament, making it easy for everyone to live in sin and encouraging the procreation of illegitimate children born without the blessing of the Church.

The Catholic spirit would rapidly decay and the precious light of Faith would gradually be extinguished, and almost total corruption of customs, with secular education causing a drying up of religious and priestly vocations.

The Sacrament of Holy Orders will be oppressed, ridiculed and despised, many of these priests will become depraved and corrupt, scandalizing Christians and bringing enormous sufferings to good pastors of the Church.

Unbridled luxury will ensnare he rest into sin. Innocence will almost no longer be found in children, nor modesty in this supreme moment the one who should speak will fall silent....

From the beginning Freemasons sought control of the government. The anti-clerical and anti-aristocratic forces lined up with its first president, Juan Flores, a Mason, against the religious and political conservatives (2). At the same time, ecclesiastical abuses were flagrant, with concubinage, profligacy, gambling and open violations of monastic rules scandalously common among the Ecuadorian clergy, just as Our Lady of Good Success had forewarned.

But Ecuador also had the great consolation of having the “truly Catholic” president promised by Our Lady to Mother Mariana. (3) In 1860 Garcia Gabriel Moreno (1821-1875) was elected president. Welding an alliance with the Church, he instituted a strict reform under conservative policies and brought to Ecuador a period of stability and prosperity.

The 1861 Constitution written under his guidance established Catholicism as the state religion. He reformed and disciplined monks and priests and turned the educational system over to them. A subsequent constitution promulgated in 1869 further infuriated the liberals by excluding heretics from citizenship. In 1873 he consecrated Ecuador to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as foretold to Mother Mariana more than 200 years earlier.

On August 6, 1875 as he prepared for a third term, Garcia Moreno was assassinated by the Masons. His brutal murder precipitated Ecuador into a period of new conflicts and instability that stretched into the 20th century.

[ Our Lady of Good Success offers succour in our times]

Novena prayers to Our Lady of Good Success

Hail Mary Most Holy, Beloved daughter of God the Father, through the intercession of Mariana de Jesus Torres, grant thy good success to this request (name request)

Our Father , Hail Mary, Glory Be...
Saint Michael, pray for us.

Hail Mary Most Holy, Admirable Mother of God the Son, through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, grant the good success to this request ( name request)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be...
Saint Gabriel, pray for us.

Hail Mary Most Holy, Most Faithful Spouse of the Holy Ghost, throught the intercession of Mothe Mariana de Jesus Torres, grant thy good success to this request (name request)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be...
Saint Raphael, pray for us.

Hail Mary Most Holy, Temple and Sacrarium of the Most Holy Trinity, through the intercession of Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres, grant thy good success to this request (name it)

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be...
Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel, Saint Raphael, pray for us.

Our Lady of Good Success, thou who art the all-powerful intercessor, before the Most Holy Trinity, deign to hear and answer my request - so long as it contributes to the salvation of my soul and the glory and exaltation of Holy Mother Church.

Hail Holy Queen...

O L O G S ora pro nobis

Thursday, October 23, 2008

St. Raphael the Archangel - Friday 24th October


24th October

Saint Raphael is one of the three angels mentioned in the Bible whom we know by name. He is also one of the seven that stand before God’s throne.

In the book of Tobias we encounter an enchanting story of this saint’s miraculous powers and his tender care towards travelers and the sick. The young man Tobias was about to set off on a journey to a distant city, a journey that was to be full of peril, and his father was worried about his son’s safety.

At the moment of departure, a man, almost unearthly in his appearance approaches the father, Tobias the elder, and offers to accompany the youth. The father gratefully accepts and together the two set off, their destination and purpose being the city in which Tobias the younger must retrieve a treasure owed to his father

As the two make their way, Tobias stops at a river to quench his thirst and is assaulted by a monstrous fish which seeks to devour him. The stranger, whom Tobias knows only as Azarias, shows Tobias how to overpower the fish. Then a part of the fish is extracted and kept on the person of the travelers.

Continuing on their journey they are shown hospitality in the home of one of Tobias’ kinsman.

The lord of the house is however troubled, and soon they find out that his daughter, Sara, suffers from a cruel fate. She has been married seven times, and on the night of each wedding feast a demon had slain her husbands. Tobias offers to marry Sara and again Azarias shows him how to protect himself.

The demon’s power over Sara is broken and he flees. Azarias pursues him and enchains him. Azarias then offers to continue the journey alone. He returns after some time bearing the wealth of Tobias senior. Together with his former companion and new bride he sets off to bring to the old man his treasure.

Tobias the elder had in the meantime been battling against blindness. On the return of his son he is suddenly cured by the stranger. Full of joy, he and Tobias set aside a portion of their wealth with which they wish to reward their faithful friend.

At that moment Azarias reveals his true identity. “I am the angel, Raphael,” he says to the astonishment of the two men. “One of the seven who stand before the Lord.”

Saint Raphael then goes on to explain why Tobias the elder had merited for himself and his son the cure of his blindness, protection on his journey, the restoration of his wealth and the finding of a good wife. The archangel tells Tobias the elder that when he had fulfilled the corporal work of mercy relating to the burial of the dead, he, Raphael, had offered his prayers to God. Pleased with his servant Tobias, the Lord had sent Raphael to assist him in all his necessities.

The story of Tobias holds many truths. The way in which God most often acts not by fiat but through the operation of secondary causes, or instruments, is clearly present. So too is the ethos of ‘the constant prayers of the just man’ being very powerful with God.

St. Raphael, is the patron of many causes including joy, marriage, cure of blindness, eye problems, mental illnesses and sickness, travelers and immigrants.

Prayer to St. Raphael the Archangel

Glorious Archangel, St. Raphael, great prince of the Heavenly court, you are illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace. You are a guide of those who journey by land or sea or air, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of sinners.
I beg you , assist me in all my needs and in all the sufferings of this life, as you once helped the young Tobias on his travels. Because you are the "medicine of God", I humbly pray you to heal the many infirmities of my soul and the ills that afflict my body.
I especially ask of you the favor(name it) and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Ghost. Amen

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

GLOBAL WARMING - Global Hoax? Sept., 26 St. Isaac Jogues and comp. Mm

GLOBAL WARMING - Is it man made or – another Hoax ?

Climate may be described as the normal weather conditions or typical weather that is experienced in any particular place over a long period of time, whereas 'weather' refers to atmospheric conditions for any place, for a short period of time . Then, again, you might prefer the phrase "Climate is what you expect. Weather is what you get."

[ Ominous Cumulonimbus clouds threaten to bring a change in the weather- but is our climate really changing, enough, to cause us to change our way of life?]

Climate change is no new phenomena as history will show, and recent ‘unhealthy, distorted’ interest causes one to suspect a ‘hidden agenda, aimed at curtailing development of third world countries by reducing CO2 emissions resulting from increased agricultural and industrial activities in these underdeveloped countries. By keeping these countries poor with their subsequent low food production, mortality rates will inevitably remain high, this no doubt fits in nicely with the One World Government’s plan for total sustainable world population .

To get people on their side and thinking their way….distort scientific data or simply ignore it . If it is repeated often enough people will start to believe it. Tell people increasing CO2 will raise the temperature of the earth’s atmosphere by creating a “greenhouse effect”. Mix in a little truth with the lies. Start talking about “carbon footprints”, “carbon credits, these are the new “buzz” words. Force Governments to reduce carbon emissions by threats of economic sanctions.

[ Ah, yes. carbon Credits...I'm still trying to get my head around these pretty bits of "money". I can't claim to have seen any or know how you get the things. I guess you have to pay for them. Where does that money go? Still, If I ever spot any I'm sure to start collecting them...they could be worth a few Bob in a few years time]

Carbon dioxide has become a “dirty” word all of a sudden

The fact is that there is, more or less, a balance between the amount of CO2 being released into the atmosphere, through industry and animals and that absorbed by photosynthesis and the oceanic reservoir.

[ Ah, the reverse side...looks like you need them to able to drive your could knock up a few miles in twenty weeks, I'll be guessing....I'm also glad I don't have to look at those things on my horizon every day!]

Earth’s history is one of a long story of climate change.


In the first century A.D. conditions were relatively warm and dry., but by the third century the climate of Southern England was damper than at present and in general winters were colder.

In the 6th and 7th century, it was drier and less stormy. There is evidence of a greater prevalence of dry east winds.

In the 8th to the 12th century, the climate gradually became wetter and heavy rainfall is commonly described in the contemporary manuscripts. Marked cold spells occurred during the winters of the 9th and 11th centuries.

The 13th and 14th centuries were marked by great variability, with some evidence of storminess, mild winters, and high rainfall.

In the 15th and 16th centuries commenced quieter and warmer at the commencement of the 15th century, but in Elizabethan times the climate as a whole turned colder. The winters became severe. Another period of storms occurred during the latter half of the 16th century. Glaciers tended to re-advance in the Alps.

In the 18th century, climatic variations were not so very different from those of the 20th century. Winters were exceptionally severe towards the end of this century.

In the 19th century Winters were in the main cooler than at present, whereas the other seasons showed little difference to present day conditions . There was an apparent change toward greater dryness in Southern England . From the middle of the century a general recession of the Alpine glaciers commenced.

In the 17th century,Europe experienced a Little Ice Age,
where temperatures were so consistently chilly that ice skaters reveled on the completely frozen London Thames.

From the 1940’s to the 1980’s, the Earth experience a significant cooling period, despite the fact that industrial production and release of CO2 vastly accelerated during this time. This led to scaremongering about global cooling, the threat that the Earth was in the midst of a new Ice Age.


Ice core samples show CO2 levels (which are blamed by many to be the initiating force behind a global rise in temperature) rise 800 years after an initial rise in temperature and therefore cannot be the cause of it.

In Al Gore’s film, Inconvenient Truth, these figures have been deliberately reversed to claim CO2 causes temperature change when the exact opposite is the case.

Human contribution to CO2 levels is minimal in comparison to natural means including volcanic emissions, CO2 from animals, plants and oceans. The total CO2 contribution to the average composition of the dry atmosphere is 0.03%, with Nitrogen and Oxygen contributing 78.08% and 20.94% respectively.

The truth is the Sun is a major factor in the driving force behind global warming. Sunspot and solar radiation activity almost exactly parallel temperature change on the earth. Solar activity very closely matches the plot of temperature change over the last 100 years. It correlates well with the anomalous post- war temperature dip, when global CO2 levels were rising.

According to World Net Daily, moreover, more than 31,000 scientists, including atmospheric, climatology and earth scientists signed a petition rejecting “global warming”, the assumption that human production of greenhouse gases is damaging Earth’s climate.

In response to Al Gore’s Movie in which he displays a time line of temperature compared to CO2 levels over a 600,000 year period as reconstructed from ice core samples. [ I would dispute this figure given that we know the earth is not much older than 6500 years. That’s right! But it nevertheless demonstrates his bad will] that this is conclusive proof of the link of increased CO2 emission and global warming. A closer examination reveals something different. Historically, scientific records show increase in CO2 concentrations actually lagged temperature changes by up to 1000 years.

Temperature appears to trail CO2, not vice versa as the Al Gore model would like us to believe.

Historically and repeatedly, CO2 levels have far exceeded concentrations being reported. Carbon tax would harm our competitiveness, raise costs to families, export jobs and actually do little to improve our environment.

In an attempt to brainwash kids, since the adults are not so easily fooled ( at least , some of them!), a book on Global Warming has been published for kids, called “Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming” with statements like “ the more the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the higher the temperatures climbed. The less CO2 the more temperatures dropped.” This book has been fed to kids in the Public school system, at least in the U.S.(maybe, even here in New Zealand)

But, Robert Ferguson, president of Science and Publishing Policy. Washington D.C. published findings that reveal a “glaring scientific error” [ actually, I would prefer to call it an outright lie]

In the Al Gore film, it states “The relationship is very complicated…it is this. When there is more CO2, the temperature gets warmer because it traps more heat from the sun.”

The authors mislabeled the blue curve as temperature and mislabeled the red curve as CO2 concentration. This “manipulation” is critical because the central premise of the book argues CO2 drives temperature, “yet ice core data clearly reveal temperature increases generally precede CO2 increase by several hundred to a few thousand years.”

[ Mislabelled graph comparing CO2 levels with temperature]

But, when we examine the real state of affairs , and after having 'slapped their sticky little fingers' for having twisted the whole thing around, we get a completely different picture! As demonstarted in the corrected graphical version below.

[ Graph after corrections made- ' you can fool some of the people all of the time...']



Surface temperature recording stations.

Dire “global warming” predictions based on bad science from the very start, according to one meteorologist who found surface temperatures recorded throughout the U.S. are done so with almost no regard to scientific standards.

[ Aircraft parked within 10 feet of thermometer screen at Derby Field, in Lovelock,Nev.]
As a result of his shocking initial findings that temperature monitoring stations were constructed and placed without regard to achieving accurate recordings. He found temperature stations with sensors on roof of buildings, near air conditioning vents, in parking lots near hot automobiles, barbeques, chimneys and pavements and concrete surfaces – all of which would lead to higher temperature recordings than properly established conditions [ very interesting, considering the aims of the One World Government and it’s plan to brainwash the citizens of this planet….bump the temperatures up, any way you can!]
to reinforce their lie that the earth is going through a period of higher than normal temperatures, and we had better do something about it before it's too late!

But, really, is the earth getting warmer? There are conflicting opinions and apparently even the scientists aren't on full agreement on this one, as the following articles demonstrate. Have you noticed what's been happening to the weather around the globe the last couple of years?

In 2006, Stormy weather pounds many areas of the country. Canterbury freezes in the biggest snowfall in 30 years.

Snow cut power to many areas with snow preventing some more remote parts of Canterbury being connected for up to 3 weeks. Gale force winds battered the North Island cutting power to large parts of Auckland, Waikato and Taranaki.

[ Heavy snowfall in Christchurch, N.Z. late August,1992]

The storm also brought down trees, lifted the roof off a Hamilton building and took out traffic lights in the city.On Mt Egmont, 287.5mm of rain fell in the 24 hours until 5pm at Dawson Falls, while North Egmont received 216.5mm for the same period.

Another 24 hours of snow falling on the southern slopes of Mt Ruapehu has seen Turoa's snow base reach a record five metres today. [August 2008 ]

In mid-August, the snow measuring stake at Turoa had to be extended from its previous maximum of 3.8m to allowed continued measurement as the snow kept coming.
The skifield set a record for any ski area in New Zealand when its snow base reached 4.5m.
With the snow stake measuring 4.88m on Monday, Ruapehu Alpine Lifts announced that Turoa would extend its season until November 16.

The Whakapapa side of the mountain currently has a base of 3.77m, the deepest since 1995.

Mt Ruapehu marketing manager Mike Smith said the continuous snowfalls from mid-July to late August had
created the record conditions.

[ Mt. Ruapehu, like many mountainous regions in both islands of New Zealand, experienced record breaking snowfalls in the winter of 2008- must have been something to do with all this "global warming" we've been hearing so much about!]

[ I guess since we have all been "brainwashed " into thinking the planet is undergoing disasterous temperature rises, all this must be due to "Global Warming!"]

Whakapapa plans to close as scheduled at Labour Weekend but will reopen for Christmas skiing from Boxing Day until early January 2009 if sufficient snow remains, Mr Smith said.
Fine weather is forecast for the weekend which will allow skiers to take advantage of spring skiing on the mountain.


The UN secretary-general today called on world leaders for immediate action on climate change - before flying thousands of miles to the US for a music concert and then leaving in the interval to jet to Europe. [Evening Standard 12/12/07] ( You see what I mean when I hark on about this one world government thing)

The Global Warming Scam

Global warming has finally been explained: the Earth is getting hotter because the Sun is burning more brightly than at any time during the past 1,000 years, according to new research. A study by Swiss and German scientists suggests that increasing radiation from the sun is responsible for recent global climate changes.

[ The driving force behind the Earth's weather and climate - a gigantic thermonuclear star which if proponents of the "Big Bang" theory had their way, would have been so close to the earth, that many millions of years ago , that if would have vaporized the earth long ago]

Dr Sami Solanki, the director of the renowned Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Gottingen, Germany, who led the research, said: "The Sun has been at its strongest over the past 60 years and may now be affecting global temperatures. The Sun is in a changed state. It is brighter than it was a few hundred years ago and this brightening started relatively recently - in the last 100 to 150 years." [Telegraph]

Global warming and melting polar ice caps are not just problems here on Earth. Mars is facing similar global changes, researchers say, with temperatures across the red planet rising by around 0.65 degrees over the last few decades. [Register] Neptune has been getting brighter since around 1980; furthermore, infrared measurements of the planet since 1980 show that the planet has been warming steadily from 1980 to 2004. As they say on Neptune, global warming has become an inconvenient truth. [World Climate Report]


Looking at annual global temperatures, it is apparent that the last decade shows no warming trend and recent successive annual global temperatures are well within each year's measurement errors.

Statistically the world's temperature is flat. The world certainly warmed between 1975 and 1998, but in the past 10 years it has not been increasing at the rate it did. No scientist could honestly look at global temperatures over the past decade and see a rising curve.

It is undisputed that the sun of the later part of the 20th century was behaving differently from that of the beginning. Its sunspot cycle is stronger and shorter and, technically speaking, its magnetic field leakage is weaker and its cosmic ray shielding effect stronger. So we see that when the sun's activity was rising, the world warmed. When it peaked in activity in the late 1980s, within a few years global warming stalled. [Telegraph]


Okay, take notes, there will be a quiz at the end of class.

First of all, greenhouse effect is not a bad thing. Without it, our planet would not support life as we know it, as the average temperature would be too cold to support liquid water.

Water vapor is the single most potent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, trapping more heat than carbon dioxide and methane put together.

Estimates of the impact of water vapor on global warming vary widely from a minimum of 60% of all greenhouse effect to 98% of all greenhouse effect, but even at the minimum of 60%, that leaves 40% of greenhouse effect to be shared by all other chemicals combined, including carbon dioxide and methane (which has ten times the greenhouse capacity pound for pound as carbon dioxide).

Now then, looking at Carbon Dioxide, we find that only .117% of atmospheric carbon dioxide is directly attributable to human technology such as automobiles. .117% is a rather small amount. If we were to measure out .117% of a football field, it comes out to 4.212 inches, barely long enough to get off the touchdown line.

So, if humans ceased all technological activity, we would still see 99.883% of the carbon dioxide remain in the atmosphere, assuming all other factors remain stable (which is, of course, silly.)

Over the last few years, there have been very careful studies in Antarctica which clearly show global temperatures rising together with atmospheric carbon dioxide. Global warmers have sent me several of these research papers with the usual "Ah HA!" type comment, but on reading the papers it is clear that the global warmers stopped at the abstract, because what these recent studies show is that Carbon Dioxide levels increased AFTER the rise in global temperature.

Let me re-state that. Studies of Antarctic ice show that the Earth would get warmer, and THEN Carbon Dioxide levels would increase.

And there is nothing at all mysterious about this. Carbon dioxide is a very unique chemical in that it is more effectively dissolved in liquids in lower temperatures. Normally, air will hold more water when warm, sugar will dissolve in water more quickly when warm, but carbon dioxide will escape from solution as the temperature rises, which is why your beer will soak your shirt if it is too warm when you open it.

So, as the sun warms the Earth (as recorded in the ice) carbon dioxide dissolved in the oceans and lakes bubbles into the sky like too-warm soda pop fizzing over the top of the glass, and as the Antarctic ice reveals, winds up in the atmosphere. Now, this is not to say that I think we should waste our planet's resources.

Quite the contrary, I think we need to be very careful of what we have, because we are not likely to get a replacement planet any time soon. But the global warming "hype" is exactly that, hype to sell products and policies. If you want to do something about the damage to the planet caused by oil, STOP THE WARS BEING FOUGHT OVER IT!

Sixteen gallons of oil. That's how much the average American soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan consumes on a daily basis -- either directly, through the use of Humvees, tanks, trucks, and helicopters, or indirectly, by calling in air strikes. Multiply this figure by 162,000 soldiers in Iraq, 24,000 in Afghanistan, and 30,000 in the surrounding region (including sailors aboard U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf) and you arrive at approximately 3.5 million gallons of oil: the daily petroleum tab for U.S. combat operations in the Middle East war zone. [Pacific Free Press] Click here and have a read as its actually quite interesting and thought provoking, especially the comment about how the U.S. could have spent less money than they have on the war in Iraq and simply bought all the oil! [ Hey, that's a lot of oil being wasted needlessly ( if the above figures are correct)...who said there was a shortage of would think the way these fellows are using it, it was going outa style! Maybe they know something we dont?]

Over the past year, anecdotal evidence for a cooling planet has exploded.

China has its coldest winter in 100 years. Baghdad sees its first snow in all recorded history. North America has the most snowcover in 50 years, with places like Wisconsin the highest since record-keeping began.

Record levels of Antarctic sea ice, record cold in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Australia, Iran, Greece, South Africa, Greenland, Argentina, Chile -- the list goes on and on.

No more than anecdotal evidence, to be sure. But now, that evidence has been supplanted by hard scientific fact. All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data.

All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously. [DailyTech 2/27/2008]

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