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February 12, 1998             SECTION ONE              vol 9, no. 31



A Time when Honesty was cherished!

     Today we commemorate the birthday of our sixteenth President of the United States - Abraham Lincoln. Many feel he is still the greatest leader in the history of our country and contributed the most. His legacy when compared to the so-called leader of our country today - regarded by many as one of the sorriest leaders in the history of our country - is a sad commentary on how far we have sunk as a nation, just as Lincoln predicted if we did not remember "God first and foremost." The malaise America suffers today can be attributed to the manipulation of the mediocre majority who are so easily seduced by fabricated polls as we discuss in today's hard-hitting editorial entitled, "When it comes to polls, there is only one Pole you can believe in!" Click on Today's CATHOLIC PewPOINT

When it comes to polls, there's only one Pole you can believe in!

     How many have seen or heard the most recent polls? The ones that "claim" Bill Clinton is riding an unprecedented crest of a 79% approval rating? Do you believe it? We don't. Why? Well, first of all, have you been polled about this? Do you know anyone who has been polled about this? If so, we'd like to hear from you because it is our contention that these "people polled" either don't exist or are padded so heavily that the results are totally meaningless. We base our contention on the fact that no one we have ever met has been polled or knows of anyone who has ever been polled. We base it on the fact that investigations have proven that many polls are so stacked by the manner of the question that people - if such pollees exist - respond to the question in a way they wouldn't normally respond. In other words, the polls are rigged, folks, weighted heavily towards gaining the result the pollsters want. Can you say "prefabricated?" What if we were going to take a poll on the Catholic Church? Okay, we'll go to Irondale, Alabama and ask the residents at EWTN and to Lincoln, Nebraska and ask the chancery under Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz questions regarding the Pope and the Church. We're willing to bet the mortgage that the polls would show an astounding support for Holy Mother Church with the headlines: "Polls show majority of Catholics loyal to Pope!" But is it fair? Of course not, because the audience polled were prejudiced toward one viewpoint, in this case the right viewpoint! But what is to stop another poll from going into the offices of the National Catholic Reporter and the chancery of Los Angeles or New Ulm, Minnesota and asking the same question? The results would be at the other end of the spectrum because the people polled lean heavily toward the left with strong modernistic tendencies. Here the headline would shout: "Polls show Catholics want a new system, get rid of Pope!" Whoa, that kind of headline can be alarming but it is happening and will continue to happen because we are bamboozled into believing these polls and alter our thinking according to the false prophets of the American media.

      The great danger of polls is that we are influenced whether we believe it or not. Call it the "sheep syndrome" but polls are the greatest way to manipulate lukewarm Catholics who, not totally anchored in their faith for either a lack of practicing it or not knowing it fully, are easy prey to persuasion. No wonder they are the main target of the radicals for they are the great mediocre majority! And right now the hero of this great mediocre majority is Slick Willy who is a master of half-truths. Sound familiar to someone else we all know who's been doing this since the time of Adam and Eve? It is a known fact that Clinton lives for the polls. If this is so important in his political life, do you think, with the power he has, that he would allow a neutral poll to go unchecked? Not on your life! Pardon the inference, but he has the pollsters in bed with him when he's not bedding someone else! Sounds cruel to refer to him that way, doesn't it? But when we look at the attributes and virtues of some who once held this office we have to shudder to see how far the highest office of the land has plummetted.

      We ask Clinton and those who approve so much of him to listen to the following words and ponder them: "We have been recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us. It has seemed fit and proper that God should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole of the American people."

     Now that's a poll we can agree to! In actuallity, the words above are not from us but rather from Abraham Lincoln whose birthday we commemorate today. When we look at how Clinton manipulates the media and the polls, we have to ask ourselves, do you think Lincoln worried about polls? If so, he wouldn't have abolished slavery. He wouldn't have been so honest and attributed all to God. In almost every Lincoln speech he made references to thanksgiving to the Creator for all America has been given. In fact, the words above came on the same occasion that Abraham Lincoln officially set aside the last Thursday of November to be acknowledged as a special day of "Thanksgiving" for all God had bestowed. He wrote that God should be first and foremost and forever gave us a day set aside just for this. Yes, Lincoln established the tradition, not the pilgrims, and today we're stuck with this turkey from Arkansas!

     Lincoln will forever be known as "Honest Abe" because of his truthfulness, trust and virtues. Clinton will forever be known as "Slick Willy" because of his lack of truthfulness, trust, and virtues. That is a sad commentary on the office today, but even a sadder commentary on the American people who allowed this man to rise to this office and now perpetuate the myth that he is good for the country with these totally fabricated polls. Wake up, America! Clinton is taking our country to the edge of the abyss! The Blessed Mother has imparted this to her messengers and visionaries, but still we turn a deaf ear! Our policy as a non-profit organization is to steer clear of politics but when it comes to the President of the United States and the fate of our country it is no longer politics but survival and ethics. Therefore, we have no qualms about exposing this charlatan who sits in the oval office. Lincoln was a role model for all time, Clinton is out to roll models with no clue of time. Lincoln was a giant among men acting as mice whose attributes and contributions have imbued him to the glories of history, Clinton is a mouse whose exploits and lies will cause historians to remember him as a rat. Will we as a people be lured by the cheesey odor of popular machoism and immorality to follow this rodent posing as a leader? If so, we can count on extermination from the great "mouse trap" above. The best way to deal with this pest is prayer! Prayer first of all for his own eternal soul which is in great danger for Jesus has said in Matthew 18: 7, "Woe, to the man through whom scandal does come!" Secondly, pray for America - the lost sheep - who blindly follow this weak excuse for a leader...possibly to the brink of World War III. Thirdly, pray for American Catholics for this is the year when they will have to decide to stay with Rome or break away and join the protestant American church - Catholic only in name. This is the year the great Apostasy will raise its ugly head for all to see and we must remember the words of Fatima visionary Sister Lucia who said, "He that is not with the Pope is not with God, and he that wants to be with God must be with the Pope." It proves one thing: When it comes to polls, there's only Pole you can believe in!

Michael Cain, editor

Batten down the hatches, the battle has begun!

     In our megafeature on the state of the Church today, we begin on this day the first of several installments regarding the vision imparted to Saint John Bosco on May 30, 1862. It is important for us to understand and comply with what our Blessed Mother revealed to this Italian saint in prayerful hope the enlightenment will aid us greatly in realizing and implementing our pivotal lay role as strategic sailors of the Church Militant. For the first part of "Living the Vision" in installment fifty-eight of our on-going series, click on WHERE IS HOLY MOTHER CHURCH HEADING AS WE NEAR THE MILLENNIUM?

Wake-up Call to all Catholics the thirty-first clarion

installment fifty-eight

Beware of False Prophets in the American Church - part eighteen: Living the Vision - part one
"Why be thou afraid, o ye of little faith?"

Matthew 8: 26
     Because of the urgency of the times, the Daily CATHOLIC was launched Monday through Friday last November 1st. And, to emphasize the urgency of the times while illustrating the hope Jesus Christ has promised, we adopted the imagery of ships and a nautical theme to these pages at the beginning of the year for it ties in with the vision and messages imparted to Saint John Bosco on May 30, 1862. Today, nearly one hundred and thirty-six years later this vision is more meaningful than ever. On the front page - our homeport page - we feature the main quote of this message, but there was so much more to this vision and message which the beloved Italian saint of the nineteenth century, who contributed so much to educating the youth on the faith, explains:

      "In the midst of this endless sea, two solid columns, a short distance apart, soar high into the sky. One is surmounted by a statue of the Immaculate Virgin, at whose feet a large inscription reads "Auxilium Christianorum" - taken from the Novena to the Blessed Virgin Mary where one of her titles is "Help of Christians." The other, far loftier and sturdier and in the foreground, supports a Host of proportionate size, and bears beneath it the inscription: 'Salus credentium,' - translated to 'Salvation of believers.' The flagship commander is the Roman Pontiff standing at the helm, straining every muscle to steer his ship between the two columns, from whose summit hang many anchors , and strong hooks linked to chains. The entire enemy fleet closes in, to intercept and sink the flagship (the Barque of Peter) at all costs. They bombard it with everything they have: books and pamphlets, incendiary bombs, firearms, cannons...Beaked prows ram the flagship again and again, but to no avail, as, unscathed and undaunted, it keeps on its course. Meanwhile, enemy cannons and artillery blow up; firearms and beaks fall to pieces; ships crack up and sink to the bottom. In blind fury, the enemy takes to hand-to-hand combat, cursing and blaspheming. Suddenly the Pope falls, seriously wounded. He is instantly helped up, but struck a second time, dies. A shout of victory rises up from the enemy...But no sooner is the Pope dead then another takes his place...the new Pope steers his ships safely between the two columns...Some auxiliary ships, which had gallantly fought alongside the flagship - the Barque of Peter - are the first to tie up at the two columns."

     That is why we have launched this publication on a daily basis as one of the small auxiliary ships to help guide others closer to the shadow of the Barque of Peter in alliance with the flagship of Christ. While many point to John Bosco's vision as pertaining to "his time," there is overwhelming evidence from the messages that point to our time and the messages to this saint bear this out. The message on our homeport page is only a brief part of the entire message received in which Our Lady conveyed: "...Very grave trials await the Church. What we suffered so far is almost nothing compared to what is going to happen..." What is going to happen will greatly affect all of us. It is a fulfillment of the Third Secret of Fatima and in the next several issues we will detail this regarding St. John Bosco's message and current attempts to undermine the Holy Father today and overthrow him and Holy Mother Church. We, as lay men and women in the Church, as members of the Church Militant, are very much involved, very much a key player in this great battle, for Our Lady specifically conveyed to John Bosco that, "the flagship's defenders are the laity..." She did not say the cardinals; she did not say the bishops; she did not say the priests; she said the laity!

      How do we know the Third Secret of Fatima deals with this which most regard as the "Great Apostasy"? We don't for we have not seen the 'secret' per se, but we have prayed and discerned and studied Our Lady's words to countless visionaries and messengers over the years. We have observed the events of history and in the Church and can see that the only deduction to what the Third Secret can be is the "Great Apostasy." The visionary at Fatima Jacinta is quoted as saying that we must pray very hard for the Holy Father. She expressed this numerous times, specifically after the terrible vision she received of the persecution of the Pope in these times. Jacinta's fellow visionary Sister Lucia, who is the only one still alive today, echoed the importance of being tethered to the Barque of Peter when she said, "He that is not with the Pope is not with God, and he that wants to be with God must be with the Pope." Those are pretty strong words but when one studies all that Pope John Paul II has imparted over his nearly twenty years as supreme pontiff, one can see he is truly a man of God, one of the greatest Vicars of Christ ever! All he has said is in accord with God's Holy Will. He is constantly promoting Eucharistic Adoration, having himself such a deep and abiding reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament. Anyone who has ever been privileged to attend one of his masses will attest to this! His devotion to the Blessed Mother, which the vision demands, is legendary. What other Pope has dedicated his entire papacy to Our Lady as he has done with his Totuus Tuus commitment? Unless God has other plans that no one knows about, it is John Paul II who the Almighty has chosen to bring the Barque of Peter safely through the turbulent waves of apostasy and anchor securely to the two columns. Once he has done this it will signal the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary which will usher in the glorious Reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus - the Second Advent - the new era of Peace - a time when we will truly know and see Jesus mystically in the Holy Eucharist! If that is not a great goal to hold out immense hope towards, then we truly have lost our faith!

      In the next issue, we will discuss the attempts to discredit and remove the Holy Father as the great battle intensifies and Our Lady calls the laity to arms, armed with the greatest weapons God has given us: worthy attendance and participation in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass - devotion to Eucharistic Adoration, and the Rosary - devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The battle of battles has begun! Now it is time to live the Vision!

To review all past installments of this on-going series, go to Archives beginning with the inaugural A CALL TO PEACE internet issue in January 1996. volume 7, no. 1.


Our Lady has prophesied about these times...

     The malaise we are subjected to as indicated in the top column above has been prophesied by Our Lady in her messages of November 1 and 4 of 1991 to the Hidden Flower of the Immaculate Heart in which the Blessed Mother warns, "You shall see wickedness abound across the world. Lies. Deceit. All manner of falsehood shall become the rule of the day." That indeed has happened from the top man down. That is why the Mother of God has given these messages to the world so that we will be attuned to what satan is masterminding and turn our faces away and back to her Divine Son. For Messages One Hundred Twenty-One and One Hundred Twenty-Two, click on "I SOLEMNLY TELL YOU..."

Messages One Hundred Twenty-Three and Twenty-Four

Message One Hundred Twenty-One, November 1, 1991

Solemnity of All Saints
(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
     Beloved Hidden Flower, my little one, I warn all my children to be ever alert. As strongly as God speaks and acts to all His children, so the evil one and all his demons work to seduce you into eternal darkness. Be alert. Keep the lamp of love lit with ardent faith and steadfast hope. Prayer is the oil of your tri-flamed lamp. The closer God draws you to himself so satan pulls you away through every human weakness.

      Where are my little ones? I open wide my Immaculate Mantle and no one seeks to enter into my protection? Why? I am the Mother of God. He, the eternal, Triune God chose me, a mere creature, to be exalted and to restore to mankind the way of obedient virtue. I am your loving mother. It grieves me so to see you approaching the abyss and ignoring God's abundant graces.

      Do not seek your ease here on earth. Rather, regard yourself as a pilgrim set to enter the eternal city. Look only at my Divine Son. Call upon Him at every moment. Call upon all the heavenly host, the angels and saints, to assist you for they, too, seek only your eternal reward of joy with God. Now is the moment when, through Divine Mercy, you may still be converted and saved. Soon there will be no more mercy.

      Look around you. This winter season shall be a fierce time of harsh elements, a cruel economy, a world in utter turmoil. It is a swirling abyss of evil. Do not belong to it, or cling to it for if you do you shall truly perish.

      I solemnly tell you, look at all the signs your Heavenly Father gives you as you approach the season of Advent.

      Contemplate well that you, my little children, are truly approaching the Advent of the Glorious Return of my Divine Son.

      My words to you, my presence among you shall continue for yet a little while, for I pour out my Immaculate Heart upon the world. Pray with me. Pray united by the Holy Spirit as one heart, one mind in union with the Divine Will. O! Beloved children, you will then know heaven on earth and great shall be your reward.

      I am the New Ark. I gather my own to give them to my Son, the faithful remnant as it was in Noah's time. Now Justice comes, swift and deadly. Not water. No, my children. Fire and darkness before the Glorious return of my Son.

      Heed my words. Be awake and alert for satan seeks to steal you through any means.

      I love and bless you. Thank you for responding to my Call!


Message One Hundred Twenty-Two: November 4, 1991

(Feast of Saint Borromeo)
(Imparted to the Hidden Flower by the Immaculate Heart of Mary)
     Beloved Hidden Flower, I say Pray! Pray! Pray! I exhort you to kindle your lamps of ardent love for all mankind, for the time of great trials is here. You shall see wickedness abound across the world. Lies. Deceit. All manner of falsehood shall become the rule of the day. To my little ones it will seem that al light has vanished. That all goodness and holiness are extinguished. Great shall be your tears while you continue to live my messages, which are my Son's Divine Doctrine. No tear shall be wasted. Offer yourselves as victims to my Son's Passion and be at peace despite the turmoil and confusion which abound.

      I solemnly tell you satan's plans are well laid. They fuse together like a horrible explosive to which the fire of hatred has ignited the charge. You will very soon experience these explosions on a global basis as one by one governments, economies and nations crumble into dust. The earth will become as a swarming, angry beehive which has no keeper to restore order. Many innocents shall be trampled in the confusion. A real darkness shall cover the land, a darkness of spirit which has never before been seen. All this will happen with its many events before the tangible darkness comes.

      I say to my little ones: Look to the sky. There you shall see the sign of God, of my Divine Son's triumph. It shall be a sign of warning that for only my faithful ones shall be a sign of victory and thus of peace.

      Look closely through the eyes of your souls and see the false peace, the monstrous world satan dominates. You will recognize it for what it is: The beast of scripture, the infernal being.

      Then you will know that all I have foretold is coming to pass. Like vibrant rays reaching to every generation my apparitions will be linked together up to the present moment, and you will see clearly God's Love and Mercy to His people, and the moment of Divine Wrath which comes.

      Pray, dear children! Do not abandon the sure way. I love you! I bless you! I bestow God's peace upon you. Thank you for responding to my Call!

NEXT WEEK: Messages One Hundred Twenty-Three and One Hundred Twenty-Four


PRAYERS & DEVOTION

Today's prayer is from the Opening Prayer of the Weekday Mass, a Psalm echoed often by Abraham Lincoln.

     Come, let us worship the Lord. Let us bow down in the presence of our Maker, for He is the Lord our God.

     Today and tomorrow we celebrate the liturgy of Ordinary Time. For the Masses, meditations and liturgy of Thursday and Friday, click on LITURGY OF THE DAY

THURSDAY, February 12, 1998


FRIDAY, February 13, 1998


PROVERB OF THE DAY

"Because I called and you refused, I extended My hand and no one took notice; because you disdained all My counsel, and My reproof you ignored."

Proverbs 1: 24-25

Medjugorje Monthly Message for January 25th

      Dear children! Today again I call all of you to prayer. Only with prayer, dear children, will your heart change, become better, and be more sensitive to the Word of God. Little children, do not permit satan to pull you apart and to do with you what he wants. I call you to be responsible and determined and to consecrate each day to God in prayer. May Holy Mass, little children, not be a habit for you, but life. By living Holy Mass each day, you will feel the need for holiness and you will grow in holiness. I am close to you and intercede before God for each of you, so that He may give you strength to change your heart. Thank you for having responded to my call! For more on Medjugorje, click on MEDJUGORJE

687 and counting, hoping and praying...



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