November 2019


Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry26 Nov 2019 06:03 am

Philippine Earthquake Scenarios * Science Data Predicts 7.5 and 9.0 magnitudes

PHILIPPINE EARTHQUAKE SCENARIOS
 
SCIENTIFIC DATA PREDICTS POSSIBLE –
9.0 MAGNITUDE TREMOR FOR THE PHILIPPINES
7.2 MAGNITUDE TREMOR FOR METRO-MANILA
 
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This article gives an overview of scientific data, in the simplest layman language, why the Philippines is one of the most active earthquake regions in the world, and why we should be ready anytime. In terms of earthquake readiness, we are far behind Japan. This article aims not to sow panic, but to educate the reader towards understanding the complex situation, and towards preparations and prayers.
 
9.0 MAGNITUDE TREMOR FOR THE PHILIPPINES
 
Seismology 101. What is a tectonic plate?
Billions of years ago, Planet Earth was nothing but hot magma. Tectonic plates are solid masses of land or ‘crusts’ floating above the hot magma that have cooled off through millions of years. They have been floating and bumping against each other since the birth of the planet, causing earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions where they meet, finally forming the present seven continents.

 

“The areas surrounding the Philippine Plate are very active, producing numerous local earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic activity. In the 20th and 21st centuries, earthquakes of (magnitude) 8.0 or greater (have occurred), while 7.0 or less are even more frequent.” (Source – https://tectonicsofasia.weebly.com/philippine-sea-plate.html).

 

The USGS earthquake map below (USGS Smoczyk, 2013) shows how serious the situation is for the Philippine archipelago, one of the most earthquake-prone regions in the world. The blue circles give a broad view for the period from year 1900 to 2012 – magnitudes 6.5 to 7.0 (small circles), 7.0 to 7.5 (medium circles), 7.5 and greater (big circles). NOTE HOW THE BIG CIRCLES IN THE PHILIPPINE ARCHIPELAGO ARE VERY DENSE.

 

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The smaller Philippine Plate is hemmed in by and has complex collisions with bigger ones, the Eurasian, Sunda, and Pacific Plates, defying scientific predictions. White arrows show the directions of plate collisions. There are 3 types of collisions – 1) vertical, 2) horizontal or diagonal, 3) both. HORIZONTAL OR DIAGONAL COLLISIONS MAY BE MORE DEADLY BECAUSE THE PLATES ‘SCRAPE’ AGAINST EACH OTHER. Vertical collision involves one plate going under another. Complex collisions involve both vertical and horizontal collisions are unpredictable and can be more massive and intense, which is common for the four plates in the USGS map.

 

Seismologists have detected a ‘rupture’ or tear in the Philippine Plate in its collision with the larger Eurasian Plate, which may ultimately cause future MORE DEVASTATING ABOVE-8-MAGNITUDE TREMORS IN THE PHILIPPINE ARCHIPELAGO.

 

In truth, no one knows when, where, and how intense the next major earthquake will be. It is like a rubber band snapping, which happens with little or no warning. With the recent increasing frequency of earthquakes across the entire Pacific Rim of Fire, we should prepare physically, psychologically, and spiritually for ‘the big one’.

 

The Cumulative Factor. If there have been no major earthquakes for a long time, say 400 years, tectonic forces may be building up towards a possible ‘8.0 to 9.0 magnitude’ tremor. The major earthquakes in Samar of 7.6 magnitude in August 2012, and in Cebu-Bohol of 7.2 magnitude in October 2013 were actually ‘blessings in disguise’ in that they relieve the pressure building up. It is better to have five ‘small’ earthquakes than a large deadly one. The Bohol-Cebu earthquake completely destroyed ten ancient churches in Bohol alone, a first in Church history.

 

The Biblical Factor.
Warnings from the Lord. “And they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away”, Matthew 24:39. “Amen I say to you. Beware and be cautious, for you know not the day nor the hour”, Matthew 25:12-13. Lord, save us from your wrath, as we ask forgiveness for our sins.
 
7.2 MAGNITUDE TREMOR FOR METRO-MANILA
The West Valley ‘Prophecy’
 
The two graphs below explain clearly the situation in the West Valley fault-line cutting across Metro-Manila. After all these detailed research, NO ONE KNOWS WHEN, which means we need to not to be caught by surprise. (Read more – Google “2004 Study for Earthquake Impact Reduction for the Metropolitan Manila in the Republic of the Philippines (MMEIRSP)” or go to
http://ndrrmc.gov.ph/attachments/article/1472/Earthquake_Impact_Reduction_Study_Volume_1.PDF). See earthquake portal website links below.

 

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Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry19 Nov 2019 07:24 pm

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THE KEY TO HAPPINESS IS IN YOUR HANDS
The Happiness Primer
 
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Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry17 Nov 2019 01:36 am

Papal heresy as black propaganda – Part 2 * Guidelines in discerning Satan’s ploys

PAPAL HERESY AS BLACK PROPAGANDA Part 2
Guidelines in Discerning Satan’s Ploys
 
AUTHOR’S NOTE.
PART 1 deals with a first ‘open letter’ proliferated by Life Site News. The original headline/title has been changed to the above, to relate part 1 to 2.
PART 2 (this article) deals with a second ‘open letter’ proliferated by the National Catholic Register (NCR). To read part 1, go to the link at the end of this article.

 

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First, a warning from our Lord, who prophesied our ongoing crisis
 
Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. Then you will be handed over to be persecuted. Many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other. Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:10-14 (excerpts).

 

beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing
snakes in red robes
demons in white robes
with wings and halos
learn to discern truth and falsehood
sincerity and deception
hidden in eloquence and smiles
pray to the Holy Spirit
for the wisdom of discernment
in our troubled world

 

It must first be clarified that the Pope is not beyond criticism. He is human and makes mistakes. Many of the issues against him can be valid. He can be wrong. True criticism is encouraged but misinformation and adversity is not.

 

In the 14th century, St. Catherine of Siena openly criticized Pope Gregory XI, which resolved a grave crisis, the so-called ‘Great Schism’, a ‘war’ between two rival Popes. There is room for constructive criticism against the Vatican to achieve reforms that cause the crisis, but we must not resort to insults, unfounded accusations, and adversity, that would desecrate what Jesus himself founded through the first Pope, St. Peter. If we do, we become part of the crisis Satan is fighting hard for.

 

Today, we are in the midst of a gnawing crisis within the Church, as prophesied by Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace. Satan is working double time to sow conflict and confusion to deepen the crisis. In the Internet, anti-Church articles go viral, and we become victims and tools of Satan without knowing it by SHARING WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING what we receive. Sadly, the conflict between Conservatives and Liberals, from Pope to Cardinals to Priests to the Laity is reaching a frenzy of, not calm dialogues, but violent tirades. Adversity and misinformation reign in Cyberspace.

 

Here are some guidelines –
  • DO NOT BELIEVE AND BE EASILY SWAYED BY ARTICLES WHICH ARE ELOQUENT ON THE SURFACE BUT VAGUE AND EMPTY. The complex, ambiguous, lengthy second open letter is an example. See the link at the end of this article. The ability to distinguish good from bad articles, true and face news, is a complex task needing your time. If you have no time, no patience, or understanding, do not join the ‘war’.
  • DO NOT SHARE QUESTIONABLE ARTICLES WHICH ARE NOT VALIDATED, as you may become a tool of the devil without knowing it.
  • DO NOT EASILY BELIEVE ‘OPEN LETTERS’ BY ‘EXPERT’ THEOLOGIANS SIGNED BY A HOST OF ‘CREDIBLE’ SCHOLARS AND WRITERS. Signature campaigns can be a game, forever ongoing, signed by many people who do not even read details or understand the issues. Signatures only aim to give an impression of many followers. It’s the band wagon effect.
  • DO NOT BE EASILY SWAYED EVEN IF THE ARTICLES COME FROM CARDINALS. Remember there is a widening war even among cardinals and archbishops on both sides.
  • The best attitude is, if you are confused or suspect you are being brainwashed or fooled, DO NOT JOIN THE ‘WAR’ YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND. SIMPLY PRAY FOR BOTH SIDES. Trust in the Lord to solve the crisis. He will prevail.
  • BE CALM, BE PRAYERFUL, DO NOT BE INFECTED BY THE ANGER AND ADVERSITY YOU SEE IN THE INTERNET.
  • IF POPE FRANCES MAKES MISTAKES, PRAY FOR HIM TO GO TO THE RIGHT PATH, rather than condemn him outright.
  • IF A CARDINAL IS FOUND GUILTY OF SEX ABUSE, DO NOT MAKE THIS THE BASIS OF YOU LEAVING THE CHURCH. Your faith is weak if it depends on the sins of others. Your  faith is between you and the Lord. Pray to him to strengthen your faith.
THE SECOND OPEN LETTER
led by a Dominican theologian, and proliferated by the National Catholic Register (NCR).

 

Reading through the second letter, I saw the name Theodore McCarrick, an ex-Cardinal defrocked by Pope Francis, a historic move. It was the first time a prestigious Cardinal got the axe. (Get the link to the article below.). There was a lot of pressure for Pope Francis to reply to the mounting accusations of protecting prelates found guilty of sexual abuse, which perhaps influenced him to defrock McCarrick. He was accused of reacting late, but he did finally react.

 

The NCR article says They (the open letter) also link his (Pope Francis) purported rejection of some Church teachings with his favor shown to bishops and cardinals found guilty of abuse or covering up for abuse and corruption, such as Cardinals Theodore McCarrick, Godfried Danneels, Donald Wuerl and Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga.” (http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/father-aidan-nichols-signs-open-letter-charging-pope-francis-with-heresy). The link to the entire second letter is given at the end of this article.

 

Clarification No. 1.
I find it a bit far-fetched to relate heresy to protecting cardinal accused of child abuse. What ‘Church teachings’ is he talking about ? Specify. This is an issue not of heresy but of a flaw in policy or judgement. Secondly, Pope Francis already corrected himself and defrocked McCarrick, so why insist on the accusation? Why mention it at all, when Pope Francis already dealt with the matter finally?

 

Clarification No. 2.
The article quotes the open letter, “(‘Such words and actions’) amount to a comprehensive rejection of Catholic teaching on marriage and sexual activity, on the moral law, and on grace and the forgiveness of sins.” Again, this is vague and is not necessarily related to heresy. Please explain your point in detail.

 

Clarification No. 3.
Same article citing the open letter. “(Pope) Francis has on occasions ‘knowingly and persistently’ denied what he knows is divine revealed Church teaching.” Again, this is far-fetched and vague. What ‘Church teaching’? Specify and relate to his being a ‘heretic’.

 

Clarification No. 4.
Finally, the article gives the link to the lengthy ‘open letter’, which is practically unintelligible to the layman, whose claims are vague or unfounded. Read for yourself in the link shown below.

 

Jesus gives us advice how to deal with the Church crisis –
 
Be as shrewd as snakes and as gentle as doves. I send you out like sheep among wolves. Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues.  On my account you will be brought before governors and kings.  When they arrest you, you shall be endowed with the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Matthew 10:16-20.

 

Link to Part 1 –
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2019/11/responding-to

 

Link to the original lengthy hard-to-read second open letter –
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5983408-Open-Letter-to-the-Bishops-of-the-Catholic.html

 

Link to the article citing Pope Francis defrocked McCarrick (New York Times Feb. 2019) –
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/us/mccarrick-defrocked-vatican.html.

 

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Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry05 Nov 2019 01:44 am

Accusation of ‘Heresy’ vs Pope a Black Propaganda * How to respond to the Church in crisis

 
PAPAL HERESY AS BLACK PROPAGANDA Part 1
 
Former title / headline
ACCUSATION OF ‘HERESY’ VS POPE FRANCIS A BLACK PROPAGANDA
 
AUTHOR’S NOTE.PART 1 (this article) deals with a first open letter proliferated by Life Site News. Original headline/title has been changed to the above, to relate parts 1 and 2.
PART 2 deals with a second open letter proliferated by the National Catholic Register (NCR). To read part 2, go to this link – http://www.sisterraquel.com/2019/11/papal-heresy 
 
Are we becoming agents of Satan without knowing it?
Are we becoming the cause of the ongoing crisis in the Church?
How to respond to the deepening crisis in the Church
 
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I am not disputing what Archbishop Vigano is saying that paganism has desecrated the sanctity of the Vatican, RE: Amazon Synod. This came out  in an article of www.lifesitenews.com. I am merely saying we should be careful because we, and the hundreds of people we forward articles to, may be victims of bias and wrong information, and agents of Satan without knowing.

 

Life Site News is known as an anti-Pope e-magazine which has been carrying such questionable information about the Pope. I caught them red-handed with ACCUSATIONS OF HERESY AGAINST POPE FRANCIS, which, upon my looking in-depth into it, is baseless and ridiculous, a black propaganda that has sadly gone viral. I myself am a staunch critic of Pope Francis, but false information is not criticism.

 

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Before I prove the accusation wrong, let me state what is happening. When we read mountains of information in the Internet, we tend to skim the surface and by reflex share to hundreds if not thousands the misinformation without knowing it. It is easy for misinformation to go viral this way. This is because we fail to read the details. Here is how I caught Life Site News red-handed.

 

In the intricate hard-to-understand 20-page open letter, 18 signatories, mostly editors and academicians who are not necessarily an authority on Church issues and dogmas, with a sprinkle of prelates, issued a vague and unfounded accusation against Pope Francis of the ‘crime’ of ‘heresy’.

 

A Life Site News article, which cites the letter, does not describe the exact nature of the ‘crime’, and uses vague accusations; for example, the Pope’s “positions (are) contrary to the faith”, and “dubious support of prelates (with) clear disrespect for the Church’s faith and morals”.

 

SUCH A DEEP ACCUSATION OF HERESY HAS TO GIVE DETAILS EXPLICITLY AS HARD EVIDENCE, WHICH WERE ABSENT. WHAT ARE THE ‘POSITIONS CONTRARY TO FAITH’? WHO ARE THE ‘PRELATES’ AND WHAT WERE THEIR CRIMES OF DISRESPECT? IF IT FAILS TO SHOW THIS, THE ARTICLE BECOMES A BASELESS DEMOLITION JOB, A PR STATEMENT FOR THE ANTI-POPE INTERNET MOVEMENT.

 

‘Heresy’ is defined as “belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious doctrine.” Many of the stated 20 instances of ‘heresy’ in the open letter are vague and questionable. The first accusation of heresy states –

 

“Amorsi Laetitia 295: ‘Saint John Paul II proposed the ‘law of gradualness’ in the knowledge that the human being ‘knows, loves, and accomplishes moral good by different stages of growth’. This is not a ‘gradualness of law’ but a gradualness in the prudential exercise of free acts on the part of the subjects who are not in the position to understand, appreciate, or fully carry out the objective demands of the law. (I, II, IV).”
 
THERE IS NO CRIME OF HERESY EVIDENT IN THIS QUESTIONABLE STATEMENT. The letter simply pits the words of the two Popes against each other, who are both not exercising their rights to ‘infallibility’ (Papal right to issue unquestionable dogmatic statements). It is actually the OPINION OF THE OPEN LETTER THAT THE TWO PAPAL STATEMENTS ARE CONTRADICTORY WITHOUT SHOWING THE STATEMENTS THEMSELVES. The entire open letter is littered with vague dogmatic jargon hard to understand, which prove nothing of heresy.

 

A signature campaign to gain a false sense of mass support is ongoing, even as the open letter is not clear and its details not read in-depth by new signatories.

 

The vague accusation against Pope Francis in the open letter is the tip of the iceberg. The unwarranted demolition job against the Papacy is piling up in the minds of global readers. The anti-Pope movement is rapidly gaining ground. Without disrespect to valid criticisms, are the anti-Pope advocates and we, who spread their lies, agents of Satan without knowing it? Satan’s strategy is to sow conflict and confusion.

 

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Read for yourself the original 20-page letter and the Life Site News article that have made fools of us and that went viral because of us. Read in depth, especially the 20 accusations of heretical deeds. Let us counter this black propaganda against not just the Pope but entire the Church.
 
The article by Maike Hickson of www.lifesitenews.com / https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/prominent-clergy-scholars-accuse-pope-francis-of-heresy-in-open-letter).
The open letter – https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5983408-Open-Letter-to-the-Bishops-of-the-Catholic.html

 

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HOW TO RESPOND TO THE CHURCH IN CRISIS
 
Many may not know that there is now a deepening crisis within the Church, as predicted by Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady Mediatrix of All Grace. It is also very evident in Social Media.

 

The crisis is due to a ‘war’, an ever-widening gap between Conservatives and Liberals among our Church officials, from the Pope down to the lowliest prelate. The conflict is sadly from within. The ‘war’ is polarizing rapidly in Cyberspace. There is a wide range of issues covering liturgy, ecumenism, rituals, dogma, the pedophile epidemic, the gay issue, false prophets, and many more. There are good and false arguments on both sides. It is too complex for this article to tackle, which aims to simply clarify and guide people how to discern and respond to the crisis. In that war, Pope Francis is a target of both sides. He is the rope in an ecclesiastical tug-of-war.

 

Pope Francis is not beyond criticism. It is good to criticize, as he is human and needs to be corrected if he is wrong. But when he becomes a victim of black propaganda, we should be worried because we may be contributing to the Church in crisis. We must criticize without desecrating or insulting the Papacy, which is a creation of Jesus himself. The critics blame the Pope for inducing the crisis, when they themselves are the cause of the crisis.

 

The battlefield is the Internet, where confusion and misinformation reign. The best attitude perhaps for the faithful is to STAY AWAY FROM UNPROVEN DISPUTES, STOP FORWARDING WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW, AND JUST PRAY HARD, pray for the Lord to dissipate this crisis, pray for both sides of the conflict to be gentler, to not resort to insults and black propaganda. There is a tendency towards hostile debate rather than amicable dialogue, towards adversity.

 

Most of the ongoing Internet debates are on the intellectual plain. BUT OUR FAITH IS MORE OF THE HEART THAN OF THE MIND. There is the danger of the discussions becoming personal and the ego blurring issues. Just watch in Social Media how this is happening. EVERYONE IS PONTIFICATING IN THE INTERNET. Adversity and rash judgements are the dominant moods. As a result, we lose focus from prayer to fault-finding, dwelling on our anger. We have to be cautious about Internet articles and debates. We have to be aware to love each other in the face of conflicts.

 

Let us listen to the wisdom of the heart of Jesus, Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Saint Teresa of Avila.

 

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