DAILY CATHOLIC   FRI-SAT-SUN   September 25-27, 1998   vol. 9, no. 188

CATHOLIC PewPOINT

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The sham of being shameless is the real shame!

          We find it ironic that Bill Clinton's whole argument of defense for his shameful escapades is that it is a private matter and no business of the public. That, sadly for the welfare of today's innocent children, is no longer the case as his sexploits have been plastered on every network except EWTN and ESPN. But think of this "invasion of privacy" defense from someone who has pushed and authorized legislation forcing telephone companies to design new technologies that will make it easier to wire tap and to trace any call, strongly opposed encrypted software by companies trying to block the invasion of big brother, and wants to shut down the Office of Consumer Affairs which is the only viable agency to voice complaints of privacy infringement within the Federal Government. In addition it is the Clinton administration which has intensified the process of profiling air passengers under the pretense of stopping terrorism. This administration wants to somehow curtail and control the internet, especially Clinton's crony Al Gore but is running into all kinds of obstacles in this attempt. After all, how can you regulate pornography on the web when it is so prevalent on our television sets and in the oval office? And then there is the situation which has been foretold in Apocalypse/Revelation 13: 17 in which "no one may be able to buy or sell, except him who has the mark." We're talking about the plan for national identification requiring everyone's Social Security number to be imprinted on their drivers license. But it goes even further than that. Phyllis Schafly writes in the August issue of Catholic Family News "Unknown to most Americans, coordinated plans are well underway to give the Federal Government the power to input personal information on all Americans onto a government database. The computer will record our school, business, medical, financial, and personal activities, and track our movements as we travel about the United States." Does that sound like George Orwell's epic novel "1984"? Yes, Big Brother is watching. She documents that, "They plan to force all Americans to carry an I.D. card linked to a federal database, without which we will not be able to drive a car, get a job, board a plane, enter a hospital room or school, have a bank account, cash a check, buy a gun, or have access to government benefits such as Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid." Did you realize that all of the legislative jabberwocky for this was buried within numerous bills that have been passed by the Republican congress and Clinton signed into law (Executive ORder 13083) which includes the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act and the 1998 Child Support Performance and Incentive Act. Do you realize that everyone's driver's license after October 1, 2000 is to contain all the information above. Wait, you say, how can that all fit on one card? It's called "scanning" and the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, within the Immigration Reform Act we mentioned above, calls for every state to comply demanding digitized biometric information that will include fingerprints, eye retina scans, DNA prints, voice prints and a magnetic strip that will give "Big Brother" or anyone else immediate access to all your most precious secrets. That, in itself, we can live with, but it is the connotation of this socialization, foisted on us by the Clinton administration, of what it all means - the fulfillment of prophecy that should wake us up to the reality of it all. This National I.D. card is the mark of the beast!

          Consider again the passage of Apocalypse/Revelations 13 about the beast of the earth and the mark of the beast. Let's look first at verse 14, "And it (the beast - satan) leads astray the inhabitants of the earth, by reason of the signs which it was permitted to do in the sight of the beast." And a little farther along we discover in verses 15-18, "...that the image of the beast should both speak and cause that whoever should not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And it will cause all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, to have a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and it will bring it about that no one may be able to buy or sell, except him who has the mark either the name of the beast or the number of its name. Here is wisdom. He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man; and its number is six hundred and sixty-six." What does 666 mean exactly? Some biblical scholars deduct that it represents the name Caesar Neron which in Hebrew characters adds up to 666. This referred to the Emperor Nero whose name the Apostle and Evangelist Saint John could very well have been inferring, but other biblical scholars point out that the number symbolizes extreme imperfection, for each digit is one short of seven, the number that signifies perfection. Speaking of numerology, this latter explanation would seem to carry more weight in light of the many messages our Blessed Mother has conveyed from Rue de Bac on, specifically LaSalette and to Father Don Stefano Gobbi. We will deal with some of the LaSalette prophecies in Tuesday's editorial. For now, consider what Our Lady imparted to Fr. Gobbi on June 17, 1989 at Milan regarding the coming times. She specifically talked of Freemasonry and in particular the number of the beast and its meaning which confirms the passages above from Apocalypse/Revelation. In the message to the respected priest Our Lady speaks of satan's nefarious mindset and why the evil one chooses the number 666 for the number 333 indicates the Divinity. The Blessed Mother then explains lucifer's mimicry of God and shows through history the pattern beginning with the year 666 which represents the time when Islamism came to prominence; then 666 times two equals the year 1332 in which the Word of God was challenged as the age of reason began to question God's Church and detoured from the Word of God and Tradition to follow their own course which would peak with the Protestant Reformation. Our Lady then points out that 666 times three equals the year 1998 which will usher in the antichrist. She tells Fr. Gobbi that "This is why, beloved children, I have wanted to enlighten you concerning the pages of the Apocalypse which refer to the times you are living through. This is to prepare you with me, for the most painful and decisive part of the great struggle which is on the point of being fought out between your Heavenly Mother and all the forces of evil which have been let loose."

          Folks, in case you haven't noticed everything Our Lord and His Blessed Mother have foretold has or is coming to pass. Do you still doubt? We are at that year which adds up to 666 multiplied three times. We have completed the ten year preparation Mary prepped us all for in her message to Fr. Gobbi on September 18, 1988 of which we detailed in last week's editorial. The information about the new drivers' licenses point to 2000 but it has begun. The antichrist is here. Who is he? We don't really know? Although Clinton possesses many of the traits describing the antichrist, it is not Clinton? He, like Saddam Hussein and many other despots are merely puppets of the antichrist, all playing right into the evil one's hands, especially with his lack of shame and promotion of the culture of death. No, the antichrist has not yet revealed himself and for that we can still be thankful that we have some time left to convert, to help bring others into the light and out of the darkness which smothers mankind. That darkness is spreading. Look at the scandals that are not even considered scandals anymore; look at the shame that no longer is perceived as shame but just "human nature;" look at the clandestine, insidious efforts to control our lives by the government through manipulation by Freemasonry interests ergo the "one-world order." Look at experimental tampering with cloning and the subliminal testing of the Smart card in military installations in this country. From there it is just another step to mandating that a computer chip be embedded into the hand or forehead (cf. Apocalypse/Revelation 14: 16). We are that close and it's scary, but not hopeless because we have Hope. In Apocalypse/Revelation 14: 9-10 St. John writes, "If any man has an ear, let him hear. He who is for captivity, into captivity he goes; he who kills by the sword, by the sword must he be killed. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints." The faith of the saints of course is theirs and our weapons which are faith and patience. We must have both. But by taking up these necessary weapons, we must also be willing to accept suffering and persecution as Jesus did by dying on the Cross.

          So our course is set. Let us pray that another prophecy does indeed come to pass, that Our Lady's Immaculate Heart will triumph before the millennium. That we can do something about through our prayers and sacrifices. We can really do nothing about the shame Clinton has brought upon our country or the shameless way he conducts his life with one lie after another which the citizenry as a whole discard as nothing. We can do nothing but pray that the shameless pro-aborts will come to their senses soon and see the shame they have wrought. Nothing anyone does is kept secret from God for we can keep nothing private from God, but we must fight to keep our lives private from the government and stall the inevitable I.D. cards for they are the false gods and if we give in to the spinmeisters and go along with the immoral atmosphere or condone Clinton's actions or the actions of others that directly violate God's laws then we are giving in to these idols and, if we do, then we could end up spending nothing but idle time in hell. Think about it and the shameless sham that is being perpetrated on all of us. To passively accept what's going on, to accept the National I.D. card, to give away our precious privacy would be a shame, but the sham of being shameless is the real shame!

Michael Cain, editor