POWER OF WORDS – To Heal or Harm

A timely reminder of the power of words at a time when President Trumps rhetoric is causing great concern worldwide with many questioning the part this plays in inciting violence.

ELOQUENCE AND DIGNITY OF EXPRESSION PERSUADES AND CONVINCES, ELEVATING BOTH THE SPEAKER AND THOSE WHO HEAR THE WORDS.

Words have power, the voice expresses the Will and can be used as a tool to inspire or as a weapon to wound. Religions and spiritual movements draw upon ancient traditions incorporating a formula of collective repetitive prayer, chanting and singing to strengthen and unify followers.  Examples being the catholic Rosary, Buddhist chants and Islamic prayers recited collectively 5 times daily.

There is an exact formula used throughout time by those who wish to empower or manipulate their followers by reinforcing and heightening their beliefs. Vocal expression can empower and unify or inflame and divide, certain factors induce momentum and the effect is magnified by intention and numbers.  Powerful delivery charged with emotion can be expected to inspire action for that is its purpose.

Formula:

  • The voice must be activated
  • Repetition of short, simple words or phrases
  • Collective expression magnifies effect
  • Acceleration builds energetic momentum
  • Shared focus projects intention

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ROOF FALLING IN ON THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?

WHEN NEIGHBOURS COMPLAINED TO THE SWISS GENDARMERIE  OF THE NOISE  FROM ADJACENT VATICAN APARTMENTS, THEY ATTENDED AND FOUND A COCAINE FUELLED HOMOSEXUAL ORGY TAKING PLACE HOSTED BY CATHOLIC  CLERGY

 The apartment in question was once occupied by Cardinal Ratzinger prior to his election as Pope Benedict. The current resident is Monsignor Luigi Capozzi, secretary to Cardinal Coccopalmerio, Italian media has reported that Pope Francis had been made aware of Capozzi’s predilections before allocating the apartment. Three priests and a high ranking cleric within the Curia have individually stated that Cardinal Coccopalmerio 80, was present at the orgy when gendarmes entered but was instructed by the gendarmerie to leave immediately before arrests were made. 

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SEX, POWER AND THE VATICAN BANK

“Our laws don’t require us to tell you…we answer to God”

SCANDALS INVOLVING FINANCIAL ABUSES AT THE VATICAN BANK HAVE BEEN WELL AIRED FOR DECADES. POWER ABUSE TAKES MANY FORMS AND THE LINKS BETWEEN MONEY, POWER AND SEXUAL ABUSE ARE NOW BEING REVEALED.   

The Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR) commonly known as the Vatican Bank, is in effect a privately held firm run by a CEO who reports to a committee of cardinals and the Pope. It is housed in a medieval fortress in Vatican City. The bank was founded by Pope Pius XII in June 1942 “to provide for the safekeeping and administration of movable and immovable property transferred or entrusted to it’.   The pope is the ruler of both the Holy See and the Vatican City State. The purpose of the IOR is stated to be:  to serve the global mission of the Catholic Church by way of protecting and growing its customer’s assets through specialised financial services to the Catholic Church worldwide’

THE BANK HAS BEEN ROCKED BY SUCCESSIVE FINANCIAL SCANDALS FOR DECADES.  A culture of secrecy and untraceable cash transfers made the Vatican Bank one of the world’s most notorious financial institutions. Since much of its money comes from collection plates, the IOR handles unusually large amounts of cash;  money is sent covertly to churches and voluntary groups in poor countries and failed states without functioning banking systems. Religious orders who own 85% of the bank’s funds had deposited around $3.1bn for safekeeping in 2013. They received around 1% in interest, however money invested in government bonds at an average of 3.3% generated profits of more than $70m for the bank.  Continue reading

THE VATICAN ARMY – Small and Deadly

The Pontifical Swiss Guard (also known as  the Papal Swiss Guard) serves as the de facto military unit of the Vatican with responsibility for the security of the Pope.  An ecclesiastical state, Vatican City is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church.  With  its 110 acres it is the world’s smallest fully independent nation-state.  Sovereignty is exercised by the Pope as the head of the Roman Catholic Church, he has absolute  executive, legislative and judicial powers within the city.  Vatican City has its own telephone system, post office, fire brigade, a radio station, its own banking system, an astronomical observatory, and a pharmacy.  In addition Vatican City has its own police force known as the Gendarmerie Corps of Vatican City State which augments the Pontifical Swiss Guard during the Pope’s appearances,

While the Swiss Guards may appear to be no more than a quaint spear carrying medieval remnant, they are in fact an elite force of hand picked warriors selected for their courage and loyalty to the PopeThose who pass the rigorous selection process are sworn in by the Pope himself on May 6th each year. Continue reading

MORE CATHOLIC THAN THE POPE?

IS POPE FRANCIS A BENEVOLENT REFORMER TRYING TO DRAG THE CATHOLIC CHURCH INTO THE 21st CENTURY OR THE LAST POPE, PROPHESIED FOR CENTURIES, WHO WILL PRESIDE OVER THE FALL OF A CORRUPT CHURCH IN THE ‘END TIMES’?

For many, Francis is the long awaited ‘man of the people’ the personification of humility, taking the name in honour of St Francis of Assisi, the saint who rejected wealth for a life of poverty and simplicity. From the outset Francis demonstrated his intention to align with the poor by eschewing the trappings of the papacy; carrying his own bags and paying his own bills, favouring fiats and fords as opposed to the papal mercedes and choosing to live in a modest apartment rather than the papal palace. This along with initial promises to clean up the Vatican Bank, long mired in scandal and corruption, his statement that there would be zero tolerance of clerical abuse and his anticipated reform of the Curia were enthusiastically welcomed. A rock star persona rivalling even that of the much loved Pope John Paul ll resulted.. Continue reading

3rd SECRET OF FATIMA – Fall of the Church

HOW COULD THE 3rd SECRET WHICH IS SAID TO PROPHECY THE CORRUPTION OF THE PRIESTHOOD AND THE FALL OF THE CHURCH EVER BE PUBLISHED IN IT’S TRUE FORM BY THOSE WHO WE NOW KNOW PERPETUATED THE COVER UP OF CHILD ABUSE BY THE CLERGY OVER DECADES.

Recent events indicating the degree of corruption by many  priests including the  Vatican hierarchy, has reignited the question as to whether the 3rd Secret of Fatima was ever fully released.  Many of those who have read the message state that it was an advance warning by Mary the mother of Jesus concerning the corruption of the church by many in the priesthood, a consistent theme of Marianne appearances the world over.  The scandal of child sexual abuse by clergy which today threatens the very fabric of the church could never have been imagined in 1917. 

The Fatima message delivered by Mary in 1917 to Lucy aged 9, Franscisco aged 9 and Jacinta aged 6, was given in three parts, Lucy was entrusted with the part known as the 3rd Secret and instructed that this was not to be divulged until 1960 “when it will be better understood”.  Lucy entered a convent and lived a life of seclusion but In 1944, when she fell ill, her bishop insisted that she write the Secret message down as it was feared she might die.  Lucy resisted but on January 3rd, wrote it down on a single piece of paper, placed it in an envelope and sealed it, reminding the bishop that it was  to be opened after 1960 or on her death. In March 1957 Bishop de Silva noted that the Secret is about 25 lines long and is written on a single sheet of paper with 3/4 centimetre margins on both sides” On April 4th 1957, the letter was placed in the  Vatican Secret Archives of the Holy Office ‘for safe keeping’.  Sister Lucy’s last interview, published without pre-authorization of the Vatican was in 1957 when she alluded to the 3rd Secret:  many nations disappearing from the face of the earth, the crisis in the priesthood, and the consequence of ignoring Our Lady of Fatima’s Message. Following this she was effectively under a ‘gag’ order from the Vatican; there is personal testimony that she was coerced into confirming the authenticity of the  later Vatican text.  The Fatima Center campaigned to free Sister Lucy from this imposition of silence, repeatedly asking the Vatican to allow her to publicly affirm or deny the various statements attributed to her regarding the Third Secret and the Fatima Message. This permission was never granted.  Continue reading

FATIMA – MESSAGES and MIRACLES for TODAY

Are Miracles a product of imagination, wishful thinking or simply phenomena which cannot be explained by physical science? The Fatima message given one hundred years ago is for today.   Intercession on behalf of humanity is a final attempt to warn of the compounded errors which inevitably culminate in disaster unless we steer a different course. The concept of divine intercession requires us to accept a consciousness beyond the human, an impossible idea for those who perceive human intelligence as the pinnacle of evolution.  If, however, we allow for the possibility of something greater than ourselves, we can investigate in a spirit of enquiry in order to decide whether or not to heed the message; this is an act of Free Will, something which can not be violated even by a divine intermediary. The Marian shrines of catholicism commemorate the numerous reported occurrences of visitations and communication by Mary the mother of Jesus, over the centuries, the common denominator in all her appearances is the ‘tap of love’, the motherly reminder of mistakes and their consequences. Referred to as ‘Our Lady’, Mary is for catholics the epitome of motherhood, a divine intermediary interceding for mankind, asking that we acknowledge our mistakes and correct our conduct. The catholic themes of ‘Prayer and Penance’ are somewhat incomprehensible for non believers, together they create a powerful catalyst, for prayer is an act of humility, a request for assistance from a higher source, while penance is the means by which our errors are corrected. Continue reading

POPE FRANCIS – DANCING WITH THE DEVIL

The ambiguous and enigmatic statement made by pope Francis  in the chapel of his residence at morning mass has left many stunned and bewildered.  It is not his reference to the devil as the ‘Great Accuser’ for this is a matter of individual faith and belief but rather the timing and the suggestion that bishops are somehow the victims in the current global focus upon the sexual abuse of children by predatory Catholic priests.

“IN THESE TIMES IT SEEMS LIKE THE DEVIL, THE GREAT ACCUSER, HAS BEEN LET LOOSE AND HE’S GOT IT IN FOR THE BISHOPS….AMONG US IS THE GREAT ACCUSER, THE ONE WHO WILL ALWAYS ACCUSE US IN FRONT OF GOD TO DESTROY US: SATAN.  HE IS THE GREAT ACCUSER.

‘The great accuser roams the world seeking how to blame’.  (A reference to Satan, first seen in the book of Job, in the Old Testament.  Attempting to sow division by making false accusations of sin, to expose sin in order to divide the faithful)  The great accuser ‘seeks to reveal sins, which people can see, in order to scandalize the people of God’  Francis said .  The ‘elites’ criticise bishops, while the people have an attitude of love towards the bishop. This is almost a special unction that confirms the bishop in his vocation’… ‘And when I enter into this logic of accusing, cursing and looking to do evil to others, I enter into the logic of the ‘Great Accuser’ who is a ‘Destroyer’, who doesn’t know the word ‘mercy,’ Francis said that instead of destroying others, Christians must look at themselves and accuse themselves so that they may reflect God’s mercy upon others.  Continue reading

DON’T LOOK THE OTHER WAY – Listen to their stories

 

There is a danger that we become desensitised to the daily, horrific accounts of child sexual abuse, particularly those perpetrated by the clergy.  If we are ever to take appropriate action to defend children it is essential that we understand the level of depravity. This blog is offered in an attempt to give a voice to the individuals who have shown such courage in coming forward to tell their stories in order that others will not have to endure the same experiences.  One of the most harmful aspects of childhood sexual abuse is of not being heard or of not being believed. The least we can now do is to listen to them.

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro alleged on CBS  that the Vatican knew about a cover-up involving sex abuse allegations against priests. Priests would go, bishops would go and lie to parishioners, lie to law enforcement, lie to the public but then document all of the abuse in secret archives that they would share oftentimes with the Vatican.”  Bringing the  perpetrators to justice is paramount but this is dependent upon the catholic church refraining from acting as a feudal monarchy which believes itself to hold a moral ascendency beholden only to its own law. Continue reading

A TRUE PRIEST- Sacked for telling the truth

JUAN CARLOS GAVANCHO assistant pastor in Santa Barbara California  preached a confrontational sermon about the current scandals in the church. Two days later he was told by his pastor to pack his belongings and leave the parish, his name has been removed from the parish website and he is now living in a hotel. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles Vicar for Clergy office informed him that he no longer has the right to say mass and he was refused another parish. He has been left  without a job, a home or financial support and may now be forced to return to Peru. 

SILENCING THE PRIESTS

Bishop Robert Barron has stated that ‘Contrary to rumours, Fr. Gavancho was asked to leave not due to the contents of his homily on Sunday August 26, but rather because of issues with his interpersonal relationships with parish staff and parishioners’.

In light of the current reports of countless abusive priests being not only allowed to remain in their parishes but sheltered and protected or discreetly moved to a new parish where the congregation remains uninformed the question arises

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