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  1. Dear Brother Bugnolo:

    I am writing you about one of your translations, “The True Fatima Prayer.” The fact that the church’s version of this prayer is incorrect deeply troubles me. The wording of the prayer as it is now used in the rosary seems to call for universal salvation, whereas in fact Mary was calling us to pray for souls in purgatory, especially those who have no one else to pray for them. What can we do to correct this error? Who should be contacted?

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      1. Carissimo Fra Alexis, la conosco da poco e grazie alla sua chiacchierata con Don Minutella che invece seguo da molto. Volevo chiederle se, oltre a Don Minutella, ci sono dei sacerdoti che celebrano messa non in Unione con Bergoglio anche in altre parti d’Italia e più precisamente nella mia zona ( sono in Abruzzo) grazie.

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  2. Dear Brother,
    I’m sorry if this is not the correct place for a general question, but here goes: I would be most edified to hear your prayerful thoughts on the SSPX and Abp. Lefebvre’s “emergency” declaration. More and more I find myself unwittingly in agreement with his perception of his position as going up against a “modernist Rome” from whom he couldn’t expect justice or charity, and it’s troubling to think a society so thoroughly Catholic might not actually be in complete union with Rome.
    God bless you.

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    1. Theologically speaking, you cannot be in schism if the reason for your taking a stand is to defend some part of the Deposit of the Faith or Tradition that is being attacked by a member of the hierarchy or a group, even large, of the same. St Athanasius, when he was one of 5 Bishops in the world who kept the Catholic Faith in the Divinity of Jesus was never a schismatic. It would be blasphemy to call him such. On the other hand, ordaining Bishops without having jurisdiction or claiming jurisdiction was a novelty in the Church, inasmuch as I understand and know Church history, because the episcopacy was instituted for the salvation of souls in a Diocese. The Archibshop seems to me to have suffered from the same problem as Cardinal Burke now suffers, namely the inability to call a heretic a heretic and to say that those canons of Church law which put such a man outside of the Church ipso facto and immediately apply. In these cases, a Catholic Bishop immediately visits such a diocese and calls the Clergy together who remain Catholic and seeks either the repentence of such a bishop or has the local clergy elect a worthy candidate to replace him. — In truth, the real schism lies in Popes and Bishops who refuse to punish heretics and to allow them to sacrilegiously and illicitly continue in their duties and hold offices in the Church. This is a horrible abomination and rape of Holy Mother Church. The fact that under the Code of Canon Law of 1917 and 1983 the Pope is supposed to take such action, does not absolve the Bishops from their duty, because when a higher superior fails and when the law does not foresee the circumstance, the lower superior has the right and duty to act. Canon Law today envisions that by expressly not abrogating ancient laws or customs which are not expressly re-integrated in the Code. That a public heretic be allowed to hold office is contrary to divine and apostolic law, therefore any Bishop has the right to act when a Pope or the Pope fails. — For this reason I think the Archbishop was not a schismatic, but did labor on some profound misconceptions of law and theology, which gave Modernism the chance to spread to the point it is today. — The point to remember is, a Bishop, as member of the College of the Apostles, even when he does not hold jurisdiction, because he is retired, retains a munus to rule, sanctify and preach in extreme circumstances of the apostasy of vast number of his brother bishops. For him to act in such cases is not schismatic, heretical or sedevacantist, IT IS HIS DIVINE RIGHT.

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  3. There apparently was no little consternation on the matter of the meaning of the fatima rosary prayer. It was beginning to be commonly thought that the ending of the prayer referred to the poor souls in purgatory. Sister Lucy’s response was as follows:

    Your Excellency will understand how my own impression was that the final words of this prayer refer to souls in greatest danger of damnation, or those who are nearest to it.

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  4. Brother, i copied the text from frere michel’s work, volume i, the chapter on the apparition of july 13:

    https://crc-internet.org/our-doctrine/catholic-counter-reformation/whole-truth-fatima/6-july-13.html

    He says, unspecifically, that it’s from her memoirs which would then mean the earlier memoirs. Elsewhere (i believe in volume ii) he covers this with greater context. He did mention in a footnote (8) that there is an appendix on this, but i was unable to find it. i think that i know where to find the accounting of it in volume ii though. (i’ll keep looking for that and, if God says the same, i’ll get back to you with it)…

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    1. Thanks for this. Well if it is certain she said the Portuguese equivalent of “little souls”, then she is certainly not referirng to all souls, but to the souls who have the humility to turn to God and seek salvation. So the popular version of the prayer is still wrong, and I think we should change it back. In English to say, “all poor souls” implies humility too, so long as we understand that in Sr Lucia’s mind it is referring to souls on earth.

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  5. Brother, here also is footnote number 10 (same link) which i somehow managed to overlook…

    (10) See the letter of Sister Lucy to Father Gonçalves, May 18, 1941: The last supplication has been applied to the souls in Purgatory, ‘ because it seems that the meaning of these last words were misunderstood; but I believe that Our Lady was referring to souls in the greatest danger of damnation. This continues to be my impression, and no doubt you will believe the same thing after having read the part of the secret I have written down, and knowing that Our Lady taught this prayer during the same apparition. ’ (Memorias e cartas, p. 443).

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  6. Dear Br. Bugnolo,

    Would you allow me to introduce myself to you? With the non-profit organization Mary’s Advocates, I work to reduce unilateral no-fault divorce and support those who are unjustly abandoned. In unilateral no-fault divorce, those who control the split of everything, view marriage obligations in a way that is diametrically opposed to the Christian and Catholic understanding.

    Would you let me know your e-mail address so I could send you a description of our resources with links, and add you to my private news list for press releases. If you are interested, I could add you to my newsletter thereafter.

    Sincerely Yours in Christ,

    Bai Macfarlane
    Mary’s Advocates
    2721 Wagar Road, Rocky River OH 44116
    http://www.marysadvocates.org
    ma.defending@marysadvocates.org
    330-690-8942

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    1. Thank you for your introduction. I am a peniless Franciscan brother, so I can help you by prayer and by stating

      1) that VEL in Latin does not mean AND nor does it mean an exclusive OR, it means an inclusive OR. For example, if a mother sends her son to the market to buy VEL apples VEL pears VEL cheese VEL bread, he faithfully excecutes her will by buying all of these which are on sale. But if she leaves off the first VEL then he has to buy apples. I cannot cite you an authoritative source for this reading of VEL, but from having translated 9000 pages of Latin that is the only reading of it that works all the time. I suggest if you wish to have a source to find a professor of medieval logic who knows his latin and he will be able to cite you authorities which explain this better.
      2) Canon 1399 gives every bishop the right and authority to canonically penalize an adulterer for the scandal done by abandoning his spouse and children. But he has to be a Saint filled with charity and courage to do this. In my opinion, a Bishop should call every such person on the carpet to his office to reprimand him or her, as their Shepherd. But alas, since the Apostolic See has allowed dioceses to become too large, a Bishop does not have the time that would require. When Saint Anthony Marie Claret y Claret was Apostolic Legate to Cuba he reconciled 5000 marriages in the 18 months of his ministry, staying up late at night to speak with couples and ordering them in the Name of Jesus Christ to reconcile and remain together. He was so pleasing to God, that when He received the Eucharist his whole body glowed with light, and when it rained, the rain never fell on him. That shows you what God thinks about his holy work.

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  7. Dear Br. Bugnolo,
    As you probably know the Catholic Church in the Vatican and in most corners of this world is promoting palliative care. This new sub-specialty in medicine is a very serious threat against humanity. Palliative medicine was developed and certified by the Big Death Collaborative including people funded by George Soros and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. I would like to report one piece of good news on this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Dec 12, 2019). A National Alert last weekend from several organizations to expose the evils of palliative care and to ask that the Palliative Care and Hospice Training Education Act (S. 2080) known as PCHETA be removed from the Senate HELP Committee has been successful!!!. It was pulled from this morning’s schedule! However, they plan to bring it up again early next year. We ask for help in educating the public about palliative medicine as best we can in a few short weeks. Thank you for posting this. Do you have any suggestions? Comments?
    Elizabeth D. Wickham, PhD
    Executive Director, LifeTree

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    1. Dear Mrs. Wickaham, yes I know how evil pallitive care is. For when my mother, last year, was in her final days, the nurses did not want to do anything for her but kept lecturing us on pallative care. It is euthanasia with everything but the word euthanasia. Evil. Death devotion.

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  8. Hello Br. Bugnolo,

    I’ve been suspicious for a while now that Pope Benedict may still be pope and Francis and anti-pope, and my wife even believed so more strongly than I despite my repeated attempts to tell her to give benefit of the doubt since we don’t really know. Anyhow, just this week I’ve come across the information on your blog and I am blown away.

    1 question. What advice would you give me. We attend mass at an FSSP parish and love our parish very much. We are very well fed and thank God for it every day. That being said, the Pope being prayed for in the canon is Pope Francis of course. If indeed Benedict is still Pope, then Francis is an anti-Pope, and in that case the canon is being prayed for an anti-Pope. Is there anything I should do about this? Must I really cease attending mass due to this?

    Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.

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  9. Thank you very much Br. Bugnolo. I had not seen that part of the site. I have started reading the articles and will read the remaining ones. Once again, thank you very much and God bless you.

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  10. hi there
    thank you for your site br it has thrown a lifeline to my faith, rather a correction , an alignment so thank you, may God continue to bless you in your most vital apostolate.

    this may sound rather strange but I am watching things within the context of Ezekiel 33:6 – someone of course has to and I have been impelled to do so, even though it has been a burden.

    and I have been watching some very concerning things regarding revelation , the apocalypse and of course with faith and trust in Our Lady’s apparitions, specifically La Salette, Fatima and Akita and Pope John Paul II’s comments in Fulda Germany, which can be referenced on the internet.

    please, for your discernment here are the following URGENT LINKS, things which I am watching linearly progress and continue to do so.

    You Tube Channel MAVERICK STAR RELOADED– this is a channel that is a public funded scientific observatory measuring the real time, current pole shift/reversal. Causatively, the empirically observable climatological and SEISMIC phenomena , e.g. climate change now evolving to earth changes is observed here and at the watchers.com and further the Man Made or anthropological global warming is debunked comprehensively so, also by various articles on lifesitenews and from Tony Heller and Tim Ball et al.
    But the most perplexing phenomena is from the You Tube Channel; The Final Days. Which can be found by following this link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC5lqFCPl40 and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSoUtjcq-LjPxPVZiAPYidQ

    where we can observe what seems to be astrological, celestial phenomena/ bodies , rath
    ……
    yours faithfully in Jesu et Maria.

    Thomas

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    1. Thomas thank you for your comment, I agree that some of what you mention is of a private nature, so I put a …. in place of that. But what you mention about the coming pole reversal in the Terrestrial magnetic field has concerned me for many years now, since it is that field which protects us from the deathly radiation of the Sun. In the Apocalypse it specifically says in the end times the whole population of the earth will have to hide in caves to avoid the burning rays of the sun. I think this might be what Saint John is referring. And it is no small issue, as it might last long enough to cause the death of nearly all life on dry land.

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  11. Bible Verses About Being Gay
    HAS THE FALSE PROPHET (Francis) READ GODS WORD????
    Leviticus 18:22 – Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.
    1 Corinthians 6:9 – Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
    Leviticus 20:13 – If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.
    Galatians 3:28 – There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
    Romans 1:26 – For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
    Jude 1:7 – Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
    Hebrews 4:16 – Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
    Romans 1:1-32 – Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called [to be] an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Read More…)
    1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (Read More…)
    Romans 1:26-27 – For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (Read More…)
    Matthew 19:11-12 – But he said unto them, All [men] cannot receive this saying, save [they] to whom it is given. (Read More…)
    Jeremiah 23:14 – I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.
    1 Timothy 1:10 – For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
    Romans 1:27 – And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
    2 Samuel 1:26 – I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
    Judges 19:1-30 – And it came to pass in those days, when [there was] no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehemjudah. (Read More…)
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    Isaiah 1:10-17 – Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. (Read More…)
    1 Kings 14:24 – And there were also sodomites in the land: [and] they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.
    1 Samuel 21:1-127 – Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why [art] thou alone, and no man with thee? (Read More…)
    1 Samuel 1:1-20 – Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, of mount Ephraim, and his name [was] Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite: (Read More…)
    Judges 19:22 – [Now] as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, [and] beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.
    Judges 19:13-27 – And he said unto his servant, Come, and let us draw near to one of these places to lodge all night, in Gibeah, or in Ramah. (Read More…)
    Deuteronomy 15:1 – At the end of [every] seven years thou shalt make a release.
    Leviticus 24:1-23 – And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, (Read More…)
    Leviticus 20:8 – And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I [am] the LORD which sanctify you.
    Leviticus 20:7 – Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I [am] the LORD your God.
    Leviticus 20:1-27 – And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, (Read More…)
    Exodus 19:1-6 – In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they [into] the wilderness of Sinai. (Read More…)
    Genesis 22:2 – And he said, Take now thy son, thine only [son] Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
    Genesis 19:30-38 – And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. (Read More…)
    Genesis 19:1-11 – And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing [them] rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; (Read More…)
    Genesis 18:9-12 – And they said unto him, Where [is] Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. (Read More…)
    Genesis 16:2 – And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
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    Genesis 19:4-5 – But before they lay down, the men of the city, [even] the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: (Read More…)
    Genesis 19:1-38 – And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing [them] rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; (Read More…)
    Hebrews 10:19-23 – Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, (Read More…)
    1 Timothy 1:8-11 – But we know that the law [is] good, if a man use it lawfully; (Read More…)
    1 Corinthians 6:9-11 – Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (Read More…)
    Romans 2:1-5 – Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. (Read More…)
    John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    Matthew 19:1-30 – And it came to pass, [that] when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; (Read More…)
    Deuteronomy 23:17-18 – There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. (Read More…)
    Leviticus 18:1-30 – And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, (Read More…)
    Genesis 19:5 – And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where [are] the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.
    Genesis 19:4 – But before they lay down, the men of the city, [even] the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:
    Genesis 19:1-13 – And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing [them] rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; (Read More…)
    Genesis 2:1-25 – Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. (Read More…)
    Genesis 1:27 – So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
    Genesis 1:1-31 – In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (Read More…)
    2 Peter 2:4-10 – For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast [them] down to hell, and delivered [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; (Read More…)
    James 2:10 – For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one [point], he is guilty of all.
    Hebrews 9:22 – And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
    1 Timothy 1:9-10 – Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, (Read More…)
    Colossians 2:8 – Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
    Ephesians 3:10-12 – To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, (Read More…)
    Galatians 2:21 – I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness [come] by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
    Galatians 2:15 – We [who are] Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
    Galatians 2:14-20 – But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before [them] all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews? (Read More…)
    2 Corinthians 6:16 – And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
    2 Corinthians 5:17-21 – Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (Read More…)
    1 Corinthians 12:12-27 – For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ. (Read More…)
    1 Corinthians 11:14-15 – Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? (Read More…)
    1 Corinthians 6:11 – And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
    Romans 10:9-10 – That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (Read More…)
    Romans 10:4 – For Christ [is] the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
    Romans 6:14 – For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
    Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
    Romans 1:21 – Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
    Romans 1:16-32 – For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (Read More…)
    Romans 1:16 – For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
    Acts 10:47 – Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
    Acts 10:45-46 – And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. (Read More…)
    Acts 10:28 – And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
    Acts 10:1-48 – There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian [band], (Read More…)
    Acts 8:26-40 – And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. (Read More…)
    John 3:17 – For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
    John 3:16-17 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (Read More…)
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    Luke 16:17 – And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
    Luke 14:26 – If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
    Luke 10:25-37 – And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? (Read More…)
    Luke 10:10-12 – But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, (Read More…)
    Luke 8:19 – Then came to him [his] mother and his brethren, and could not come at him for the press.
    Luke 6:1-5 – And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing [them] in [their] hands. (Read More…)
    Luke 1:7 – And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were [now] well stricken in years.
    Luke 1:6 – And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
    Mark 10:7-9 – For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; (Read More…)
    Mark 2:27 – And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:
    Mark 2:23-27 – And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. (Read More…)
    Matthew 27:51 – And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
    Matthew 27:50 – Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
    Matthew 22:36-40 – Master, which [is] the great commandment in the law? (Read More…)
    Matthew 19:10-12 – His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with [his] wife, it is not good to marry. (Read More…)
    Matthew 12:7-8 – But if ye had known what [this] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. (Read More…)
    Matthew 12:1-8 – At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. (Read More…)
    Matthew 10:12-15 – And when ye come into an house, salute it. (Read More…)
    Matthew 10:11-15 – And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. (Read More…)
    Ezekiel 16:49 – Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
    Ezekiel 16:48-50 – [As] I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters. (Read More…)
    Isaiah 56:3 – Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I [am] a dry tree.
    Isaiah 55:8-9 – For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD

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  12. Dear Br. Bugnolo,
    Here is something I have written for those on my e-mail list. Feel free to use it as you wish.

    The Conservative Catholic Position Accepting Francis as Pope is Destroying the very Foundation of the Church by djw

    The Conservative Catholic position accepting Francis as pope is a far greater, a far more damaging position than sedevacantism, which rejects as valid all the popes elected since John XXIII. While sedevacantists are guilty of either ignoring or seriously misjudging the motives and intentions in the missteps and misjudgments of these popes, their views do not undermine the foundation of the Church, which is what the acceptance of Francis as a legitimate pope certainly does. Conservative Catholics acceptance of Francis as our pope does this in four devastating ways, besides it being a point of actual unity and agreement with the most evil and diabolical modernists in the church, something sedevacants could not ever be guilty of.

    1. Accepting a manifest heretic as a legitimate head of the Church overthrows the entire validity of Church Councils because this position completely overthrows the validity of Vatican I that dogmatically ruled that the certainty of the integrity of Catholic faith depends intricately and ultimately on the chair of Peter in what was called the “infallibility of the pope” referring to any definition of any article of faith or morals that is freely made by the pope with intent to be held by the whole Church. Francis has made many such heretical denials of Catholic faith made for the acceptance of the whole Church. His refusal to correct these heretical statements absolutely proves that intent! To disqualify these heretical denials of the faith because most were not made in an official publication is devilish phariseeism. But Amoris Laetitia (Latin, “the joy of love”) is an official publication! Hiding behind the fact that Francis has not been officially declared a heretic by the Church (which also illegally put him in office) is an even worse excuse and yet another devilish phariseeism.

    2. Accepting a manifest heretic as pope overthrows the teaching of Christ upon which the Vatican I position was based, namely that Peter was proclaimed “the Rock” of the Church and would remain so despite all the attacks of the Gates of Hell that would come against it. Further, to Peter, as Christ’s Vicar (or Prime Minister, as one acting in place of the King in His absence / Isa .22:15-22), would be given the Keys of the Kingdom, and to him alone! The position of “conservative Catholics” who both recognize Francis heresies and yet refuse to renounce his legitimacy as pope thus overthrows the teaching of Christ about His “Rock” and possessor of the Keys as well as the validity of any Catholic Council! This is a devastating position of extreme error. But it gets worse:

    3. Accepting Francis as pope also overthrows Church Canon law. At least 11 canons have been knowingly and deliberately violated by the Church hierarchy in maintaining the Francis election. See: https://fromrome.wordpress.com/2019/11/22/catholics-must-now-rebuild-the-church/ This is open lawlessness and anarchy! But it gets even worse –much worse, This involves the repudiation of one of the three fundamental foundational underpinnings of the Church, its divinely chosen prophets, as revealed in Ephesians 2:20:

    4. Accepting Francis as the pope is a repudiation of numerous divinely chosen prophetic warning voices given to the Church over many years that speak specifically of an “end times” crisis of two simultaneously ruling popes, and predicting that most Catholics would following the false pope and called “the Destroyer”!* These revelations have also addressed every single point of major contention and division in the Church and would have been sufficient to resolve them had these revelations been properly honored! These revelations have even warned of the serious consequences for ignoring their directives and counsel! Many of these predicted consequences have already fallen upon us and the world for our ignoring these revelations! The abandonment of Benedict as pope, who absolutely did not resign the office of the papacy but only the administration of the office, and the refusal to condemn the illegal election and papacy of Francis, a promoter of numerous serious heresies, and a protector and promoter of one of the worst sodomizing predator prelates in the Church, will prove to be the wide open door to the Anti-Christ and the end of “the Times of the Gentiles” of which St. Paul specifically warned the Church of Rome in Romans 11:25! This will most certainly bring the destruction of Rome itself, as also foreseen by more than one of these chosen messengers of God to the Church! Jerusalem and the nation of Israel was destroyed twice, not expressly because of their sins, but precisely because they refused to listen to the prophets God has sent them to save them. Catholics who close their eyes to the truth or remain complacent to these grave errors will suffer the same fate as the Israelites who spurned their Heaven sent prophets.

    In the mean time, the “conservative Catholic” position accepting Francis as pope despite his numerous heresies is leaving multitudes of Catholics open to every uncertainty about their faith as has already been manifest in the 20,000 Protestant denominations and creeds. It is leading multitudes of others to a total abandonment of the faith who are leaving the Catholic Church in groves. A mere remnant of Catholics, awake to these errors, with a growing number of converts from other Christian communions will alone come to constitute the true Catholic Church of Jesus Christ as predicted by Benedict himself! Those who continue to follow Francis and his errors will become subject to “a strong delusion” and end up with the Beast and the False Prophet in the Lake of fire. 2 Thess. 2:1-12; Rev. 19:20-21; 20:10-15.

    * “the Destroyer” For a Word PDF Doc of the revelations Heaven has given the Church for this very hour contact me dwebster@saveourchurch.org and ask for “St. Francis Prophecies and other Warnings”

    For a free reading of Voiding the Voices of Heaven go to: https://saveourchurch.org/voidheaven.pdf

    For the best and most complete source establishing the certainty of Benedict’s papacy, the the illegality of the Francis conclave and what you can do to help correct this situation go to the FROM ROME site at: https://fromrome.wordpress.com/

    Save Our Church / 433 North Center Street / LaGrange, OH 44050
    http://www.saveourchurch.org

    contact: dwebster@saveourchurch.org

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  13. hi there Br. Alexis

    thanks so much for your reply.

    Further to your kind reply in which you acknowledge the ‘ terrestrial pole shift’, which I call a geo magnetic shit which could in the end just be a wander and excursion although is continuing to progress.
    but within the hierarchical laws of physics there is a more holistic causative chain of cause and effect and so forth [ magnetic forces greater than gravitational forces etc or larger gravitational forces effecting smaller objects , proximity [the moons gravitational force upon the earth etc] so what I rather ham-fistedly mean to say is this; have you seen this most urgent link,

    which could be possibly the greater more holistic causative explanation of the geo magnetic shift and a direct causative effect on the dramatic increase of data recorded seismic activity. You may find the you tube channel here; ,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC5lqFCPl40

    please won’t you visit it.

    While I very much appreciate that you are involved in vital ecclesial matters, you seem more dynamic in mind than most.
    would it be possible for you to comment on this video capture, it is obviously quite pressing and pertinent to both apparitional, ecclesial and secular matters if the footage is genuine, [ filmed and captuered via the objective FAA Weathercams, that is to say Federal Aviation Authority weathercams]

    there is also operating evidence via multiple independent sources on you tube via the same FAA cameras etc, all one has to do is type the FAA camera location, e.g Yukon River Bridge Alaska for example , into You Tube search and you will get this supportive evidence, like I say through other independent sources, as far as I am aware.

    I look forward to hearing your views

    yours most sincerely

    Thomas rose.

    p.s there are multiple video’s on the channels play list; ‘The Final Days’, which previously went under the name ‘Universal Media’.

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    1. There is no true prophecy given by anonymous persons. Every prophet is someone known. If you accept prophecy from unknown persons, you might as well get yourself a wigi board and ask demons for prophecy. Those who trust in both are praticing idolatry and divination, which are mortal sins. It is a mortal sin to say something and claim it is a prophecy, when the Holy Spirit does not move you to give it. And you suffer from a serious problem of recognizing reality from falsehood, if you believe a woman who was caught by journalists buying copies of the paper which revealed her identity as the author of the Book of Truth, to fool foolish catholics and to mock the simple. Therefore, the Book of Truth is clearly a work of the Devil, who is much wiser than those who read it. Because what makes prophecy true, is not that it tells things which happened or might happen truly, but that it comes from God, not from fraudsters. And if you deny the proven reports about the author, then you are seriously sick spiritually by an unhealthy attachment to your own judgement of what is right or wrong, because Scripture proves your wrong in this, that no prophet was anonymous, ever, ever, ever.

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  14. under evolution and biological diversity “The concept of species in biology is a population of organisms which are able to interbred and produce offspring of the same kind. But if that is the case, how can it ever come to pass that some of their descendants cannot bred” interbred should be interbreed and cannot bred should be breed.
    GREAT commentary! So many people just accept a belief (!!) in evolution without ever considering what they are believing.

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  15. Brother Bugnolo

    I have read Fr Belland’s thesis on the Resignation issue. Have you? Now I know that you and he have been in contact, but he says that you differ, although with the same outcome that Benedict retained the Papacy. Does his thesis hold water, or is his latin exposition faulty? I understand that you and Ann Barnhardt argue that Benedict’s resignation falls down at the first hurdle, so to speak, in that it fails in law, but does/could Fr Belland’s thesis give an insight to the mind and intention of the Holy Father.

    In Domino

    Paul

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  16. Caro Fratello Alexis,

    le parole di ringraziamento da Lei inviatemi, per aver pubblicato il suo illuminante articolo su Papa Benedetto XVI, hanno toccato direttamente il mio cuore, perché in tutta la mia vita di Servizio a Dio per il Risveglio delle coscienze, San Francesco d’Assisi mi è sempre stato particolarmente vicino con interventi anche straordinari.

    Percepisco nell’anima la sua vibrante libertà interiore che Le permette di volare al di sopra di tutte le pastoie umane. Così, svincolato da qualsiasi condizionamento esterno, come lo sono io d’altronde, la Fede, la Speranza e l’Amore del Padre si riversano nell’uomo di Buona Volontà affinché, a sua volta, le distribuisca ai suoi simili a piene mani.

    Che l’Altissimo Genitore nostro La benedica per l’Opera da Lei intrapresa e la protegga in questi tempi apocalittici dagli assalti maligni che purtroppo si moltiplicano sempre più.

    Restando in attesa del Trionfo del Cuore Immacolato di Maria sotto il cui manto sicuramente c’è anche Frà Alexis, Le invio un abbraccio fraterno nel Nome del Signore, unitamente al mio piccolo gruppo.

    Con grande stima, Sebirblu

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  17. Bonjour, Je suis une personne catholique et pratiquante. OUi, je veux me joindre à la ligue de prière pour notre vrai Pape Benoit XVI. Moi et des membres de ma famille prions pour lui tous les jours.
    Merci.
    Johanne R. du province Québec, Canada.
    jori1964@hotmail.com

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    1. Dear Mr. Declercq,

      I am not a sedevacantist, and I accept that Vatican II is a general non infallible non disciplinary Council of the Catholic Church, which has been the biggest doctrinal and moral disaster in Church history, before Jorge Bergoglio took power in the Vatican.

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    1. Thomas there is no know physical force of normal occurence which could cause the rise of the sea levels 600 ft, short of the impact of a massive asteroid into the ocean. While I do not doubt that the rolling up of the heaveans, spoken of by Saint John in the Apocalypse, might refer to such an event, if you want to survive the end of the world, there is only one way, Be Catholic, Confess your sins and remain in the state of grace.

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  18. Dear Brother:

    Here in Brazil, we at TV Nossa Senhora de Fátima also disclose that the real Pope is Benedict XVI.
    What has already attracted the attention of priests and bishops against us – and now also of a singing priest and a cardinal.
    We ran a campaign to sign the petition for President Trump. And we publicized his arrest in the Vatican square.
    Many Brazilians were supportive of you.
    More and more Brazilians understand that Benedict XVI is the real pope – and we continue to fight for our pope while the Bergolians attack us in various ways (including with slander and defamation, which is very characteristic of them.)
    Continue this important work for the true Church and the Catholic world. And here we continue as a lonely voice in Brazil announcing the truth – with thousands of Catholics following every day.

    Aqui o vídeo sobre sua prisão no Vaticano:

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  19. Brother Bugnolo, I’m from an advertising agency background, and have started my own firm. Please let me know if i can help your cause in any way, especially with the upcoming advertisement for the Emmerich appeal?

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  20. Dear Brother Bugnolo, Hello, it’s Ed Mazza. How have you been? I hope well. Funny how Providence joins our paths once again. As you are aware, I was quoted by Ed Pentin in today’s piece. He did not, however, quote the vast majority of my article. I would like to send it to you. Please inform me of your email or by what method you would like to receive it. God Bless, Ed

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  21. Dear Phil,

    As regards your question, 10 persons have already come forward for the Emmerich appeal, so you need not be the 11th. I removed the special button for donors because 10 was the goal. And I am not a greedy man.

    I do expect, however, that there may be a need to publish advertisements in the future, so please save up your good will for then, so as to be the first of the next batch of 10.

    Thank you. And May the Holy Theotokos watch over you.

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  22. Hi Br

    below is a excerpt of evidence based reserach on the effectiveness of Nano/Collodial Silver as an effective treatement for SARS/Corona Virus

    you can get it easily from Amazon etc

    Colloidal Silver Beats Coronavirus: the Clinical Documentation

    So let’s take a look at what the existing literature says:

    According to Herbert Slavin, M.D., founder and director of the Institute of Advanced Medicine, Lauderhill, Florida:

    “…A study at the University of Arizona recently showed ionic silver to be effective against the coronavirus that researchers use as the surrogate for SARS.”

    SARS stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. The coronavirus behind SARS produces the same kind of potentially deadly respiratory syndrome as caused by the new Chinese coronavirus. According to a Business Wire article about the study:

    “The study tested various ionic silver and copper levels to determine if they were effective against the human coronavirus strain 229E, a strain commonly used as a surrogate for the SARS virus in laboratory research.

    The research demonstrated significant reductions of the virus within 1 hour (90 percent) and reduced virus levels to below the detection limit following 24 hours of exposure (99.99 percent).”

    Wow. In this study, the researchers saw a 90% reduction in coronavirus levels within the first hour, and a 99.99% reduction within 24 hours.

    “This research demonstrates that ionic silver has the potential to deactivate viruses in a relatively short period of time.”

    – Jeff Trogolo, Ph.D., chief technology officer, AgION Technologies, Inc.

    That’s actually quite amazing. So now we know for sure that the ionic form of colloidal silver – aka electrically generated colloidal silver – works against at least one extremely serious form of coronavirus.

    That’s heartening, right? But it’s certainly not all we have to go on. Let’s keep digging:

    Viral Pathogens and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Oligodynamic Ag1 for Direct Immune Intervention
    At the above link you’ll find a retrospective study of silver-based therapeutics and their effects on viruses, published in the Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (June 2003).

    The authors concluded that even with the SARS coronavirus, “swift reduction of viral loads” could be achieved using “oligodynamic Ag1” (i.e., electrically generated colloidal silver). Here’s what they stated:

    “State-of-the-art, electrolytically produced ‘oligodynamic’ Ag1…offers distinct advantages and versatility of use over older and cruder formulations.

    Possessing much smaller, subnanometer-sized particles, greater electrical potential and lower concentrations, it is more bio-available than other formulations.

    Efficacy against the SARS-related coronavirus, for example, may be enhanced when nebulized Ag1 is inhaled. This should achieve swift reduction of viral loads, especially in the early stages.”

    As you can see, the study authors recommend using the ionic form of colloidal silver, with a nebulizer, so it can be atomized into a mist and easily inhaled into the lungs. After all, the coronavirus is a respiratory virus.

    So if you’d like to learn more about using colloidal silver in a nebulizer in order to get silver particles into your respiratory system during times of cold or flu (or coronavirus threat), see the following article and short video:

    Using Colloidal Silver With a Nebulizer..

    Kind Regards and keep well

    tom

    here’s the link;

    p.s. lovely, clear, objective and logical refutation, [if one can use that term] to Salza Siscoe

    https://thesilveredge.com/colloidal-silver-beats-coronavirus-the-clinical-documentation/

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  23. Alexis, hail Mary most pure!

    I am from Brazil and I write for the translator because I do not speak English.

    There is one doubt, which I believe to be the majority, and I have not yet found a definitive answer on your site. This is about the Masses (Vetus Ordo) prayed in communion with JMB. Don Minutella defends that we do not attend them.

    For those who already have the certainty of the invalidity of the renunciation, what does Canon Law and the Church tell us?

    God pay you!

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    1. I will look at what Saint Alphonsus says in his Theologia Moralis, about whether one can receive the Sacraments from Schismatics or heretics, and when and under what conditions. And then I will publish the answer in an article, here at FromRome.Info. That is the only way, I can in good conscience give an answer. Because I do not believe I have any authority to invent an answer.

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  24. Good Evening Br. Bugnolo, God bless you work! My young son and I have been praying each evening at midnight here in Massacusetts USA by means of your youtube channel. It has been a very inspiring experience and we intend to continue. I am saddened this evening to learn that our Cardinal Archbishop Sean Patrick O’Malley has decreed that there be no more masses or sacraments in the diocese until further notice. We join our brethren in Italy in mourning, but I am not content just to mourn. Must we find a cave? My parish priest has told us when he will be saying his private Mass, but even that is not good enough in my mind The sheep are being scattered by the shepherds! Too many already weak Catholics will be lost. What can we do? Please help!

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    1. You need to sternly tell your parish priest, that he has the duty before God to celebrate the Sacraments in public and that there is no scientific proof whatsoever that Corona Virus is spread at the Mass. Those who are contracting it are very sick patients in Hospitals and Nursing Homes which to not have proper sanitation proceedures.

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  25. 1918. PBS had a guest researcher who claimed that a novena in the Spanish town of Zamora, prayed by the entire town, led directly to a massive outbreak of the flu. I can’t find independent Catholic research, can you?

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  26. Dear Br. Alexis….I have been banned from Facebook for publishing the truth about Chinese fake food exports.

    Chinese food is famous the world over. Many of us treat ourselves to fine Chinese cuisine every now and then, and have done so for many years. Yet the food industry in China is probably the worst culprit in the world for producing fake, toxic foods. This first reached public attention in 2008 when many infants died of liver failure as a direct result of drinking milk powder that had been laced with a plastic compound called melamine. Renewed scrutiny has found many similar examples of synthetic food being illegally manufactured in China. These items look and feel just like the real thing, yet in many cases, they are toxic and could cause kidney damage or cancer.
    To help inform you about the danger of eating certain foods in China, or Chinese imports that you are not sure about, we’ve made this shocking list of 10 fake Chinese foods you must avoid.
    Cheap table salt in China is not actually what it purports to be, at least in some cases. In fact, industrial salt has made its way into the food market in a big way. Never buy salt from China, just in case it contains industrial salt. If you consume this, you are at risk of heart attack or stroke.
    You wouldn’t think it, but in China green peas are often fake. They are made from a combination of snow peas, soy beans, green dye, and metabisulfite. The latter item is actually known to cause cancer and is banned from use on produce. Luckily there are some tell-tale signs of fake peas. When boiled, the water turns green from the food dye, and the peas don’t become soft.
    You wouldn’t think it, but in China green peas are often fake. They are made from a combination of snow peas, soy beans, green dye, and metabisulfite. The latter item is actually known to cause cancer and is banned from use on produce. Luckily there are some tell-tale signs of fake peas. When boiled, the water turns green from the food dye, and the peas don’t become soft.
    Wine is big business in China, but the customers are disastrously ill-informed about the products they are purchasing. Thus, many wine-sellers in China simply fill posh-looking empty wine bottles with cheap fruit juice and alcohol. You can’t trust labels in China!
    To combat the high price of mutton, some food sellers have been serving chemically altered rats, minks, and fox as if they were mutton. In the space of one three-month period, police arrested 900 people for this nefarious scheme. They also seized 20,000 tons of this ‘meat’. The level of E. coli found in the ratty meat was said to be seriously high.
    Although pork is readily available in China, beef isn’t. Therefore, because of the high market value placed on beef, vendors have found a way to manufacture fake beef by altering pork to make it taste and look like beef. They dip the pork in beef extract and glaze it, which takes well over an hour, but allows them to make a lot of money. Surprisingly, doctors say that this fake beef could cause deformity, poisoning, or cancer.
    Rice is the staple Chinese grain, yet sadly it’s not safe to assume that all the rice in China is genuine. Some rice has been manufactured entirely from potatoes mixed with an industrial resin that could be deadly. The fake rice is very hard to digest, and eating three bowls of it is said to be like eating a plastic bag. You can tell the fake rice from the real by burning a grain of it with a match and seeing whether or not you can smell burned plastic. Fake rice also dissolves in hot oil.
    The lengths some unscrupulous people go to is astonishing. These fake eggs look very much like the real thing. They are made very cheaply with gelatin, artificial food coloring, water, and a wax shell. The yolks are even said to be bounceable when dropped: that’s how unreal they are.
    Chinese food is famous the world over. Many of us treat ourselves to fine Chinese cuisine every now and then, and have done so for many years. Yet the food industry in China is probably the worst culprit in the world for producing fake, toxic foods. This first reached public attention in 2008 when many infants died of liver failure as a direct result of drinking milk powder that had been laced with a plastic compound called melamine. Renewed scrutiny has found many similar examples of synthetic food being illegally manufactured in China. These items look and feel just like the real thing, yet in many cases, they are toxic and could cause kidney damage or cancer.
    To help inform you about the danger of eating certain foods in China, or Chinese imports that you are not sure about, we’ve made this shocking list of 10 fake Chinese foods you must avoid.

    Food safety incidents in China have received increased international media scrutiny following the reform and opening of the country, and its joining the World Trade Organization. Urban areas have become more aware of food safety as their incomes rise. Food safety agencies in China have overlapping duties. The 2008 Chinese milk scandal and 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic received the most attention among food safety incidents.
    Contents
    1Food safety incidents in 2003
    1.1Poisonous Jinhua ham
    2Food safety incidents in 2004
    2.1Counterfeit baby formula
    2.2Adulterated pickled vegetables
    2.3Counterfeit alcoholic drinks
    2.4Soy sauce made from human hair
    3Food safety incidents in 2005
    3.1Sudan I red dye
    4Food safety incidents in 2006
    4.1Counterfeit drugs
    4.2School food poisoning
    4.3Contaminated turbot fish
    4.4Pesticide residue on vegetables
    4.5Infected snail meat
    4.6Poisonous mushrooms
    5Food safety incidents in 2007
    5.1Counterfeit drugs
    5.2Alleged carcinogen used in frying oil
    5.3Contaminated wheat gluten and rice protein used for export
    5.4Sewage used in tofu manufacturing
    5.5Cardboard bun hoax
    6Food safety incidents in 2008
    6.1Tainted Chinese dumplings
    6.2Contaminated powdered ginger
    6.3Contaminated baby formula
    6.4Contaminated egg products
    7Food safety incidents in 2009
    7.1Plastic tapioca pearls
    7.2Pesticide in mantou
    7.3Fake lamb meat
    7.4Formaldehyde-laced blood pudding
    8Food safety incidents in 2010
    8.1Gutter oil
    8.2Dyed green beans
    9Food safety incidents in 2011
    9.1Adulterated noodles
    10Food safety incidents in 2012
    10.1Contaminated strawberries
    11Food safety incidents in 2013
    11.1Pork meat scandal
    11.2Lamb meat scandal
    11.3Recycled expired food
    11.4Fake beef
    11.5Cat meat scandal
    12Food safety incidents in 2014
    12.1Gutter oil scandal
    12.2Expired meat sold to global brands
    12.3Sodium Formaldehyde Sulfoxylate (CH3NaO3S)
    12.4Fake hot pot soup
    13References
    Food safety incidents in 2003[edit]
    Poisonous Jinhua ham[edit]
    In 2003, several small producers of Jinhua hams (from Jinhua, Zhejiang) operated out of season and produced hams during warmer months, treating their hams with pesticides to prevent spoilage and insect infestation.[1] The hams were soaked in the pesticide dichlorvos, which is a volatile organophosphate insecticide used for fumigation.[2]
    Food safety incidents in 2004[edit]
    Counterfeit baby formula[edit]
    In April 2004, at least 13 babies in Fuyang, Anhui and 50–60 more in rural areas of Anhui died of malnourishment from ingesting fake powdered milk. In addition, 100–200 other babies in the province suffered malnutrition but survived. Local officials in Fuyang arrested 47 people who were responsible for making and selling the fake formula and investigators discovered 45 types of substandard formula for sale in Fuyang markets. Over 141 factories were responsible for the production of the formula and Chinese officials seized 2,540 bags of fake formula by mid-April. The State Food and Drug Administration ordered an investigation in May, 2004.
    Within three days of ingesting the formula, the babies suffered from what Chinese doctors described as “big head disease,” since the babies’ heads swelled while their bodies became thinner from malnourishment. The fake formulas were tested to have only 1-6% protein when the national requirement was 10% protein. The government promised to compensate families and help cover medical bills. Most of the victims were rural families.[3][4][5]
    Adulterated pickled vegetables[edit]
    In June 2004, the Chengdu Quality Inspection Department released figures that only about 23% of all pickled vegetables produced in Chengdu, Sichuan had an acceptable amount of chemical additives. The labels on the pickled vegetables that was supposed to indicate the chemical content were also found to be inaccurate. In Sichuan, the factories had been using industrial-grade salt to pickle the vegetables and had been spraying pesticides containing high amounts of DDVP on the pickled vegetables before shipment.[6]
    Counterfeit alcoholic drinks[edit]
    In spring 2004, four men died of alcohol poisoning in Guangdong and eight other men were hospitalized in the People’s Hospital of Guangzhou. Wang Funian and Hou Shangjian, both from Taihe Town, died in May after drinking liquor bought from the same vendor. Two other men, one a migrant worker, died the previous night in Zhongluotan in Hunan. Authorities in the local health department suspected that the makers of the fake liquor blended industrial alcohol and rice wine, and closed several unlicensed liquor manufacturers.[7]
    Soy sauce made from human hair[edit]
    Stories began circulating in the press about cheap soy sauces made from human hair. These sauces were manufactured in China using a chemical amino acid extraction process similar to artificially hydrolyzed soy sauces and then quietly exported to other countries. An investigative report that aired on Chinese television exposed the unsanitary and potentially contaminated sources of the hair:

    When asking how the amino acid syrup (or powder) was generated, the manufacturer replied that the powder was generated from human hair. Because the human hair was gathered from salon[s], barbershop[s] and hospitals around the country, it was unhygienic and mixed with condoms, used hospital cottons, used menstrual cycle pad[s], used syringe[s], etc.[8]

    In response, the Chinese government banned production of soy sauces made from hair. Other carcinogens remain; see 3-MCPD.
    Food safety incidents in 2005[edit]
    Sudan I red dye[edit]
    In 1996, China banned food manufacturers from using Sudan I red dye to color their products. China followed a number of other developed nations in banning the dye due to its links to cancer and other negative health effects. However, officials in the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, the State Bureau of Industry and Commerce, and the State Food and Drug Administration discovered in 2005 that Sudan I was being used in food in many major Chinese cities. In Beijing, the Heinz Company added the red dye to chili sauce; in Guangdong, Zhejiang, Hunan, and Fujian, the red dye was discovered in vegetables and noodles. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) used the red dye in its 1,200 restaurants, and medicine in Shanghai also contained Sudan I.
    Before the year 2005, companies in China had been using Sudan I illegally, and government officials gave two reasons why the 1996 ban had not been adequately enforced. The first reason was that there were too many agencies overseeing food production, creating loopholes and inefficiency. The second reason was that the government agencies were not equipped or trained with the food testing equipment that could have detected the dye earlier. Officials announced that they would begin to reform the food safety system on national and local levels.[9]
    Food safety incidents in 2006[edit]
    Counterfeit drugs[edit]
    The State Food and Drug Administration reported that their officials had resolved 14 cases involving fake drugs and 17 cases involving “health accidents” at drug manufacturing facilities.[10] One of these incidents involved fake Armillarisni A; ten people injected with the fake drug died in May, 2006.[11][12] The drug quality inspectors at the factory that produced the Armillarisni A drugs failed to notice that the chemical diglycol had been added to drugs. In July, 2006, six people died and 80 more became sick after ingesting an antibiotic with disinfectant as an ingredient.[13] In 2006, the government also “revoked the business licenses of 160 drug manufacturers and retailers.”[13]
    School food poisoning[edit]
    On September 1, 2006, more than 300 students at Chongzhou Experimental Primary School in Chongzhou, Sichuan got food poisoning after lunch. Of those, approximately 200 students had to be hospitalized due to headaches, fevers, vomiting, and diarrhea. The school was temporarily closed for an investigation.[14] On the same day, middle school students in Liaoning also got food poisoning after eating dinner at school. The Ministry of Education ordered an investigation, and officials suspected that the cause of the food poisoning was unsanitary conditions at the schools. During summer vacation, the schools had not been cleaned or disinfected, and the pupils might have been exposed to unsanitary food or drinking water when they returned in September.[15]
    Contaminated turbot fish[edit]
    In late 2006, officials in Shanghai and Beijing discovered illegal amounts of chemicals in turbot. As The Epoch Times explained, “China started importing turbot from Europe in 1992. Currently, China’s annual output is 40,000 tons. Since turbot have weak immune systems, some farmers use prohibited drugs to maintain their productivity, as their fish-farming technologies are not sufficient to prevent disease.”[16] Shanghai officials from the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration found carcinogenic nitrofuran metabolites in the fish and Beijing found additional drugs, including malachite green, in its fish. Other cities, including Hangzhou, Zhejiang, have begun testing turbot fish and banning the turbot shipped from Shandong. Many restaurants in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong stopped purchasing turbot after officials discovered the high amounts of illegal antibiotics.[17]
    Pesticide residue on vegetables[edit]
    In early 2006, Greenpeace tested vegetables in two Hong Kong grocery stores, and discovered that only 30% of their samples contained acceptable amounts of pesticide residue. Some of the 70 percent failing the tests tested positive for illegal pesticides, such as DDT, HCH and Lindane. Greenpeace explained that nearly 80% of vegetables in these grocery stores originated from mainland China. John Chapple, manager of Sinoanalytica, a Qingdao-based food analysis laboratory, supplemented Greenpeace’s information. He was not surprised by the findings and explained that farmers in China have little knowledge of correct pesticide use.[18]
    Although many Chinese farms are converting to organic agriculture, pesticide use in many areas remains high.[19]
    Infected snail meat[edit]
    In June, July, and August 2006, the Shuguo Yanyi Restaurant in Beijing served raw Amazonian snail meat and, as a result, 70 diners were diagnosed with angiostrongylus meningitis. The snail meat contained Angiostrongylus cantonesis, “a parasite that harms people’s nervous system” causing headaches, vomiting, stiff necks, and fevers.[20] No one died from the meningitis outbreak and the Beijing Municipal Office of Health inspection did not find any more raw snails in 2,000 other restaurants. However, the Beijing Municipal Office of Health prohibited restaurants from serving raw or half-cooked snails and disciplined the Shuguo Yanyi Restaurant. The Beijing Friendship Hospital, where the first meningitis case was treated, began a program to educate doctors on the treatment of angiostrongylus meningitis. The Guangzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention explained that these meningitis cases were the first outbreaks since the 1980s.[21]
    Poisonous mushrooms[edit]
    In December 2006, sixteen diners were hospitalized after eating a poisonous variety of boletus mushrooms in Beijing at the Dayali Roast Duck Restaurant. The mushrooms caused nausea, vomiting, and dizziness and the ill diners were treated at the Bo’ai Hospital and the 307 Hospital of the People’s Liberation Army.[22]
    In November 2006, Chinese authorities at the Ministry of Health had warned of the rising number of mushroom poisonings. “From July to September, 31 people were killed and 183 were poisoned by toxic mushrooms.”[23] Officials worried that the public could not accurately separate edible mushrooms from poisonous ones.
    Food safety incidents in 2007[edit]
    Counterfeit drugs[edit]
    According to John Newton of Interpol, Chinese organized crime is involved in working across national boundaries and faking drugs on an industrial scale, now appearing throughout Africa.[24] China Central Television cited an official saying those making the false albumin were making a 300% profit, assisted by shortages of the genuine product.[25]
    Alleged carcinogen used in frying oil[edit]
    In March 2007, the Guangzhou Information Times accused Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) of adding oil filtering powder, magnesium trisilicate, to its frying oil. It reported that KFC restaurants in several cities in Shaanxi added this chemical so that the frying oil could be used repeatedly for up to ten days. KFC pointed out that the additive is considered safe by United States and international standards, but health officials in Xianyang, Yulin, and Xi’an, inspected their local KFCs and confiscated the frying powder. Officials in Guangzhou also began in investigation into the frying oils, and the cities requested that the Ministry of Health step in.[26][27] KFC stated that the oil filtering powder does not cause health problems and meets local and international standards, but local Chinese authorities claimed that reusing the powder decreased its nutritional value and that it was connected to cancer. Magnesium trisilicate is commonly used in medicines such as antacids, and is widely considered to be safe for human consumption with no known connections to cancer.
    Contaminated wheat gluten and rice protein used for export[edit]
    In May 2007, The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine (AQSIQ) confirmed that two domestic companies had exported melamine-contaminated wheat gluten and rice protein blamed for the deaths of dogs and cats in the United States.[28] In August 2007, AQSIQ introduced recall systems for unsafe food products and toys and on December 3, 2007, China ordered 69 categories of products to be bar-coded at factories amid efforts to improve product safety, in response to several recent incidents, including: “scares rang[ing] from ducks and hens that were fed cancer-causing Sudan Red dye to make their egg yolks red, to pet food made of melamine-tainted wheat protein that killed scores of dogs and cats in the United States.”[29][30] See also 2007 pet food crisis.
    Sewage used in tofu manufacturing[edit]
    Close to a hundred manufacturers of stinky tofu in Guangdong were found to use a combination of sewage, slop, and iron(II) sulfate to accelerate production and improve appearance of their fermented product.[31]
    The waste water produced by the tofu industries also has effects on the environment.[32]
    Cardboard bun hoax[edit]
    Main article: Chinese cardboard bun hoax
    Food safety incidents in 2008[edit]
    Tainted Chinese dumplings[edit]
    See also: China–Japan relations
    In January 2008, several Japanese people in the Hyōgo and Chiba prefectures fell ill after consuming Chinese-produced jiaozi (dumplings) tainted with the insecticide methamidophos.[33][34][35][36][37][38] The dumplings had been produced by the Tianyang Food Plant in Hebei[39] and sold by JT Foods and the Japanese Consumers’ Co-operative Union. Kyodo News reported that about 500 people complained of symptoms such as nausea and stomach pain.[40] On February 5, 2008, Hyōgo and Chiba prefectural police departments announced that they were treating these cases as attempted murder,[41] establishing a joint investigation team.
    When Japanese police and other prefectural authorities inspected the recalled dumplings, they found pesticides other than methamidophos, including dichlorvos and parathion.[42][43][44][45] The Japanese National Police Agency found these toxins in packages that were completely sealed,[46][47] concluding that it would have been nearly impossible to insert such toxins into the packages from the outside.[48] They provided the test results to the Ministry of Public Security of China (MPS).[49]
    Investigations jointly held by both the Chinese and Japanese governments cleared the Chinese company of responsibility after finding no traces of any poison in the raw material used nor in the factory.[50][51] Officials are now treating this incident as a deliberate poisoning, and an investigation is underway.[52] On February 28, 2008 the MPS criminal investigation bureau announced that there was little chance that methamidophos had been put into the dumplings in China, and declared that the Japanese police had rejected the requirement by the MPS to check the scene, relative material evidences, and test reports, thus information on the evidence was not fully provided to the MPS.[53] On the same day, Hiroto Yoshimura, the Commissioner-General of Japan’s National Police Agency, argued against the Chinese authorities that the Japanese had already offered test results and photographic evidence and claimed that some part of China’s assertion “cannot be overlooked”.[54][55] They asked Chinese authorities to offer evidence.[56]
    On August 5, 2008, Japanese media revealed that some Chinese people who had eaten the recalled Chinese dumplings made by Tianyang Food had also become sick after the incident in Japan, in mid-June 2008; the cause was again found to have been methamidophos contamination.[57][58][59][60][61] The Chinese government alerted the Japanese government to this fact just before the 34th G8 summit in July 2008. The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that this incident has increased the suspicion of foods produced in China.[62]
    Contaminated powdered ginger[edit]
    In July 2008, it was announced that the Whole Foods supermarket chain in the United States had been selling powdered ginger produced in China, which was labeled as organic food, but when tested was found to contain the banned pesticide Aldicarb.[63][64][65] The ginger had been mistakenly certified organic by Quality Assurance International, who relied on two Chinese certifiers because, under Chinese law, foreigners may not inspect Chinese farms.[66]
    Contaminated baby formula[edit]
    Main article: 2008 Chinese milk scandal
    In September 2008, a fresh outbreak of kidney disease occurred, due to baby formula contaminated by melamine. Melamine was deliberately added to fool quality testing intended to measure protein content, which was implemented after the 2004 incident where babies died of malnutrition due to baby formula being watered down too much. Six babies died and 54,000 were made sick by the melamine-tainted formula with 51,900 requiring hospitalization.[67][68] The supplier of the milk, Sanlu Group, is a name brand and is a major player in the industry in China. The company is said to have known of the problem for months, but claims the contaminant came from milk suppliers.[69][70]
    Contaminated egg products[edit]
    In October 2008 news emerged certain egg products produced by Hanwei Group were also contaminated with melamine.[citation needed]
    Food safety incidents in 2009[edit]
    Plastic tapioca pearls[edit]
    Tapioca pearls used for bubble tea were adulterated with macromolecular polymers to improve their texture.[71]
    Pesticide in mantou[edit]
    To improve the chewiness and texture of mantou (steamed buns) the pesticide dichlorvos was added.[72]
    Fake lamb meat[edit]
    Businesses in Qingdao, Shandong have been caught marinating duck meat in goat or sheep urine to give the duck the smell and taste of lamb. The duck is then sold as lamb to customers.[73]
    Formaldehyde-laced blood pudding[edit]
    Inspectors in Wuhan, Hubei discovered that most of the pork blood pudding in Chinese markets contained little actual blood, but rather, was manufactured with formaldehyde, corn starch, industrial grade salt, artificial food colourings, and a variety of other additives.[74]
    Food safety incidents in 2010[edit]
    Gutter oil[edit]
    Main article: Gutter oil
    Dyed green beans[edit]
    Hunan police shut down various underground workshops that produced fake green beans by mixing soybeans with various chemical additives.[75][76]
    Food safety incidents in 2011[edit]
    Adulterated noodles[edit]
    Seventeen noodle makers in Dongguan city, Guangdong province alleged to have included ink, industrial dyes, and paraffin wax in the manufacture of noodles normally made from sweet potatoes in order to lower costs.[77]
    Food safety incidents in 2012[edit]
    Contaminated strawberries[edit]
    In October 2012, frozen Chinese strawberries contaminated with norovirus infected over 11,000 children in Germany.[78]
    Food safety incidents in 2013[edit]
    Pork meat scandal[edit]
    By March 2013, over 15,000 dead pigs had been found drifting down Huangpu River,[79] caused by a crack-down on illicit pig-trade in Zhejiang. As reported by Shanghaiist, local pork dealers would buy up dead meat unfit for sale, process it in illegal workshops, and then re-introduce the products into the legal market.[80]
    Lamb meat scandal[edit]
    In May 2013, the Ministry of Public Security released a press statement[81] warning Shanghai consumers of lamb meat that inadvertently may have been, or contained, rat, fox or mink meat.[82] According to some sources,[83] respective fake lamb meat also reached Yum-owned “Little Sheep” hot pot chain restaurants, though Yum itself declined these rumours.[84]
    Recycled expired food[edit]
    In June 2013, Wenzhou police shut down 10 underground mills in Zhejiang’s Cangnan County, and additionally seized large amounts of chemical additives and coloring agents, which were used to clean expired chicken drumsticks and wings, ducks’ heads, and duck meat prior to re-selling them to the public.[85]
    Fake beef[edit]
    In September 2013, according to JRJ[86] and Shanghaiist[87] six workshops near Xi’an, Shaanxi, have been shut down that produced fake beef by mixing pork with chemicals, such as paraffin wax and industrial salts.
    Cat meat scandal[edit]
    In October 2013, cat meat, slaughtered at a “black” slaughterhouse in Huai’an City near Shanghai, was sold to butchers and local markets under the guise of “rabbit”. Some of the cats were kept alive and shipped to the southern provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi where they were sold for around 10 yuan (£1) per animal.[88][89]
    Food safety incidents in 2014[edit]
    Gutter oil scandal[edit]
    Gutter oil is a term used in China to describe illicit cooking oil that has already been used and is then processed by cleaning and filtering to be resold as a cheaper alternative to normal cooking oil. The sources of this oil are restaurant fryers, sewers and leftover or used oil that is sold by restaurants. A newer version of gutter oil uses discarded animal parts, animal fat, internal organs, and expired or otherwise low quality meat which is then cooked in large vats in order to extract the oil.
    Expired meat sold to global brands[edit]
    Shanghai Husi Food Co. Ltd. supplied products containing expired meat to McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and Burger King. The products were sold in numerous countries including Japan.[90]
    Pizza Hut’s and KFC’s parent Yum! Brands, Inc. apologized to Chinese customers after the scandal was exposed. Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd based in China was a subsidiary of U.S.-based OSI Group LLC.[90]
    The company was forced in July 2014 to shut down after local television station Dragon TV ran footage of the company’s factory workers picking meat such as hamburger patties from off the factory floor and throwing them directly into meat mixers, and handling poultry and beef on the assembly line with their bare hands. The footage also showed sewage and trash spread all over the floor of the plant. In addition, the expired meat, which workers described as “stinky,” was concealed mostly by mixing it with non-expired meat.[citation needed]
    Sodium Formaldehyde Sulfoxylate (CH3NaO3S)[edit]
    A video about the top 10 most common toxic substances in Chinese food and snacks looked into the use of the carcinogen, sodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate (CH3NaO3S), to bleach food. According to the video, this practice has been widely adopted by the largely unregulated Chinese food industry. In the video, all 12 samples taken from mianjing snack stalls in Beijing were found to contain CH3NaO3S. Mushrooms,[91] tofu, mianjing (a Chinese starch product), mixian (mainly rice made noodles), vermicelli, and flour were among the food that contained contaminated substances. Bean and starch products were also found contaminated with CH3NaO3S.
    Fake hot pot soup[edit]
    A video made by a Chinese dietitian has become popular on Internet showing a commonly adopted way to turn boiled water into “high quality pork soup” for hot pot. By adding ethyl maltol, capsicum oleoresin, and Disodium 5’-ribonucleotide into boiled water, fake pork hot pot soup becomes ready to serve in 20 seconds. As investigators dug deeper, it was revealed to the public that many cooks of hot pot restaurants took training programs in China that approved the fraud to reduce cost. Investigators also found antimalarial drugs in the soup to cover the side effects of rotten meat.
    In the same video, the dietitian also showed a common method to make “beef balls” from bean powder by adding sodium pyrophosphate (Na4P2O7·10H2O) and sodium tripolyphosphate (Na5P3O10).
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  27. Dear brother,
    This little soul is immensely grateful for your faithful work for the Church, for our Holy Father and for the good of all souls! Reading daily through this site on desktop, asking if you will please remove my email from notifications. Not sure how to do that.
    Thank you!
    Fiat Voluntas Tua!

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  28. John, I do not censor comments. But if you want to know why I publish only some, not all, of the comments left at FromRome.Info, read the About page of this website. Thank you. And have a blessed Easter.

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  29. Hello Brother,

    Can you publish a brief update on the situation in Italy. Seems like things have quieted down a bit.

    Thank you and God bless.

    Jack Marren

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    1. The government will allow bookstores and carpenters to open tomorrow, but though requested by the Senate to allow the Churches to reopen has ignored the Senate and the pleas of millions of Catholics. See my article on Conte, front page, for more information about that. However, more an more Italians are on the streets day and night and the people are getting impatient.

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  30. Hello Brother Alexsis, please tell me, did Pope JPII insert the word “valid” in the Universi dominici gregis? I am trying to present my pastor with a succinct summary of reasons why Pope Benedict’s resignation was not valid and therefore Bergoglio is not pope. He has very bravely continued to have daily and Sunday mass in our parish despite the orders to close churches here in MA. Desoite his tendancies towards orthodoxy he continues to name Francis in the mass. He rebuffed my first suggestion that errors existed but I feel compelled not to give up. Thank you for all you do, I pray with you every night!

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    1. Dear Philial,

      I would first start with my article Clamorous Errors in the Latin of the Renunciation. That he cannot refute and when he sees how many errors there are in the Latin, then I think pscyhologically he will be open to consider that there are errors in its conformity to the Law.

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  31. Hallo!
    I have few questions.
    First that speech of Gates here
    https://fromrome.info/2020/04/05/bill-gates-my-corona-stunt-requires-18-months-of-control-then-mandatory-vaccination/
    And what is told in 17:40 not corresponding with description about Mass suspending. Gates speaks about “mass gathering” which could including Holy Mass as well, but it is not against Holy Mass itself.
    Another thing gates told about 6 to 10 weeks of suspending, not 18 mouths.

    Another thing as I know brother Alexis Flavian Bugnolo left diocese of Patti, where he was an eremite, and they don’t have any information of him – I have wrote to them and they gave me this answer. SO I would like to ask what is his situation, is he still an eremite and to which diocese he belongs now? Or he is not religious anymore according the Canon Law?

    And last thing, is Brother Alexis Flavian Bugnolo still a member of catholic church? I found on Your page description:
    “we profess allegiance and obedience to the only true Vicar of Jesus Christ, on Earth, Pope Benedict XVI.” Seems that You or him don’t recognize Pope Francis as a Vicar of Christ.

    So know You are also obedience to Pope Francis? If not seems that You or him is in Schism and not a member of Catholic Church

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    1. Father, this is not a forum, so comments only appear after I have read them and approved them. So you have to be patient. Finally, since you are a friar, worry about this tomorrow, its time for grand silence in the monastery.

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  32. Dear Father Eleazar,

    In matters of Canon Law you should refer only to the Latin, because translations are not the Law, the Law is the Latin text.

    Finally, because you are not trained in these matters you fall into very rash judgement, which is contrary to the Rule, which must be observed not according to opinion nor according to ignorance, but according to the documents of the Church.

    But your comment does not offend me, because I once did not understand these things either.

    Sincerely in Saint Francis,

    Br. Alexis Bugnolo

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  33. May 13 Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

    clusters of meteorites approaching in waves (ebbing and flowing as in the tides of the sea)

    Akita?

    all related meterological phenomeon causative to the ‘Radient Planet coming…’ [see Marie Julie Jahanny]

    possible naked eye observation of planet Feb, March, April, May 2021

    please prepare and share

    hosanna

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  34. Praise Jesus and Mary!
    God bless you, Br. Alexis, and may He give you true discernment through the Power of the Holy Spirit at all times.
    Please, watch the following video – and read its description below. And if you find any confirmation/refutation regarding the veracity of claims made in this link, please let us know:

    Thank you in advance.

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    1. In as much as I have neard from virologists, the effects of covid only occur with the immune system is not capable of responding immediately to the infection. So what this video is taking about is what happens in those with immune deficiencies.

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  35. RED ALERT !

    “It’s a massive job to give this vaccine,” Trump told Bartiromo. “Our military is now being mobilized so that at the end of the year we’ll be able to give it to a lot of people very, very rapidly.”

    https://www.newsweek.com/trump-says-military-will-mobilized-deliver-coronavirus-vaccine-end-year-1504024

    Psalm 146:3 – “Put not your trust in princes [politicians], in a son of man, in whom there is no help.”

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  36. HI Brother!
    Thank you for your post on the dream of Pope Pius X — about a pope fleeing Rome!!
    I am sure you realize this — but it coincides with the “vision” aspect of the supposed 3rd Secret of Fatima.

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    1. Can we refer to the Apocalypse as to what the future of the world holds? It is the revelation from Jesus Christ himself. It is all laid out by Our Lord. What really matters is the message Jesus Christ left for us.

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  37. Hi Brother, I have a question for you which is a little off the beaten track, but because I respect your clarity of thought and theological solidity, I would value your response. What do you make of the recent surge of popularity for “Consecration to Saint Joseph”? To tip my hand, I will tell you that as someone devoted to Saint Joseph and consecrated to the Immaculata according to the Kolbean understanding, I have an issue with calling our devotion to Saint Joseph, “consecration.” Maybe I am making a mountain out of a molehill but it seems theologically nonsensical to me to say we can, should, and must be “consecrated” to Mary Immaculate due to her excellent and unique privileges, and then turn around and use the same verb to describe our relationship to someone who–ineffably holy and indispensable as he is–does not share them. “Consecration to Saint Joseph: as it is currently being promoted seems to me to turn both devotion to Saint Joseph, and consecration to Our Blessed Mother, into philosophical cotton candy. I recall once, for instance, having to correct a religious sister who was contending that Saint Joseph is also immaculately conceived. In the same way, the list of Catholic celebrities extolling the new “Consecration to Saint Joseph: movement stand out, in my mind, as those who have stood against Amoris laetitia Chapter 8 in an entirely inadequate way. Then again, I am no theologian and far from a Church historian, either. Please advise. I am not interested in having this comment posted publicly unless you think the topic and your reply might also be helpful to others.

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    1. Consecration as a term can be used properly or analogously. Things are consecrated to God properly, because He Alone is the Holy One and all which is dedicated to His service is sacred. But consecration to Our Lady or a Saint refers to the dedication of ourselves in their service, which being exalted in Heaven and 100% dedicated to God, partakes in their own consecration to God in the proper sense. Saint Bernardine of Siena preached that Saint Joseph never sinned, received a special grace in this regard, was personally immaculate and is now body and soul in Heaven. Many other saints and blesseds believed similar things about him. I believe Saint Bernardine of Siena, and I think if he said such a thing, it must have been because he had some mystical revelation of this truth. That many in Heaven are there body and soul is taught in the Gospels, when it says, on Good Friday, that the tombs of the just were open and they rose and appeared to many in the Holy City. the idea that only Jesus and Mary are there body and soul is a modern idea preached by those who forget to read the gospel. Saints in the Old Testament passed to Heaven body and soul also, such as Enoch and Elijah. So it is not a unique privilege of Our Lady. For these reasons, and understood sanely, I do not think there is a problem with consecration to Saint Joseph, since where Saint Joe is, there is always Our Lady and the Child Jesus. As confirmation of these things, in the final and greatest miracle of Fatima, Saint Joseph appeared holding the Child Jesus who blessed the World. It was not our Lady of Fatima who held him, it was Saint Joseph. And perhaps this was to indicate that Saint Joseph shares some unique graces that we have not yet medicated enough upon to undestand.

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  38. Thank you! Very informative. Not to be argumentative, but I want to understand, so let me ask you this. Why,, if Our Lady’s privileges are not unique, does Father Maximilian say of her, “white and whiteness–there is a difference”? Saint Joseph may be white, so to speak, but only Mary Immaculate is whiteness. Why else would She have identified herself at Lourdes as “the Immaculate Conception,” rather than “an Immaculate Conception–one among many, or several”? What about the Kolbean triangles, with one point of contact between creation and he Trinity? Is Mary Porta Caeli, or are there lots of them? Also, what about the distinctions separating latria, hyperdulia, and dulia–are those categories modern dilutions as well? If so, then it seems to me that the Protestants are right, and we Catholics are making too big a deal about the Mother of God. But if not, then (your point about the possible usages of the term “consecration” being granted) I still think we should try to reflect theological reality in the way we speak, or at least be ready to provide some necessary nuance, which I do not see in the “Consecration to Saint Joseph” movement as it is currently being promoted. Brother, I very much appreciate your willingness to discuss this issue since most Catholic media outlets are very fixed on one or two current events, and there is nowhere to go with other kinds of questions at all. God bless you always.

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    1. You would have to read the writings of St. Bernardine of Siena do understand what he means by immaculate. I do not have them at hand in the Latin to answer your question. But I can respond this way: Christ was also immaculately conceived, but that does not prevent Our Lady saying, I am the Immaculate Conception. How can this be? Because when our Lady says I am the Imaculate Concepzione she speaks of her name more that her privilige.

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  39. P.S. I meant to mention that your viewpoint would seem to be supported by Saint Joseph’s appearance in the apparition at Knock, as well. Of course, Saint John was there, too. Should there be a movement of Total Consecration to the Beloved Disciple? Is all pious devotion, therefore, “consecration”?

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    1. BTW Father Maximilian explains it by pointing out that Christ, as the Second Person of the Trinity, became incarnate immaculately, but isn’t technically a “conception.”

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      1. He is not a conception by name, but according to His humanity — what it is — it is a conception just as much as our own, for that is what it means, though in His case it is the Holy Spirit who makes fecund the woman, not nature or parents.

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  40. You attended Opus Dei’s Rome University of the Holy Cross. So you must be aware that Opus controls much of the Catholic Press. Have you made this clear to your readers as yet? Randy Engel

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    1. I have published several things about Opus Dei as is clear to my readers https://fromrome.info/tag/opus-dei/ And have often made it quite clear that I doubt that they are a catholic organization. That I studied for one Semester at Santa Croce is a fact I do not hide. But no one asks me why I did not complete my studies there. It was because I was asked by the Dean of Theology never to use the word heretical (eretico) again. He did this because in a public debate with a rising professor, who invited me to debate him on the question of predestination, I showed the audience that the professor was not catholic in his manner of thinking, and repeated the judgement of St. Bonaventure upon his opinion, as heretical. The next day the Dean wanted me out of his faculty ASAP and requested I leave. I consider the request one of the great honors of my life, because to suffer for the truth is a sign of predestination. All this transpired in the spring of 2012.

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  41. Dear Father, maybe this is not about this subject, however maybe there is still time to organize prayer and alert more people about absolutely horrifying event, which is due to happen on June 21, 2020 through many USA cities. I am not young, but this is a first time I am hearing about such public stand for satan and One World Government. During the solar eclipse known as a “Ring of Fire” in many USA cities there will be an official Luciferian March for ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT !!! This is insane, but true!!!

    https://endtimenewsmatchingbibleprophecy.wordpress.com/2020/06/13/nationwide-luciferian-march-rollout-on-june-21-during-solar-eclipse-ring-of-fire/?fbclid=IwAR1—vEzHR5mCMzRMBeSBDllrl6fAGYbmMw4gvL3JD_GH43MDpUVud5umo

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  42. Dear Brother Bugnolo,
    I cannot thank you enough for giving us a clear alternative to Taylor Marshall and what has, sadly, become a personality cult. Beware of those who set themselves up as experts and have something to say about everything under the sun! I have stopped listening to him entirely and counsel others to do the same. May Our Lady continue to lead, guide and direct you during these serious times ~when all is coming to a crescendo~and the salvation of so many souls is at stake!
    Dr. Maria Desjardins

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    1. Dr Taylor Marshall is severely limited by the fact that he was raised as an Anglican and never studied theology in a Catholic institution. Why he presumes to teach Catholics I do not understand at all.

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  43. Good evening, Brother – or rather, good morning, where you are!
    Your excellent post on Pope Benedict and the enduring security of the Catholic Faith, coupled with this latest round of attempted destruction of the past that is going on in the USA, has been turning my thoughts over. Am I correct in recalling that Pope Benedict, perhaps while he was still Cardinal Ratzinger, spoke about the impossibility of separating the Catholic Faith from its dogmatic history – including those persons through whom the great theological dogmas have been forged – under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost? And, this would necessarily include the European history of the Catholic Faith? While the feminists have attacked this in the past, there is a new attempt to “dump” all this as passé and no longer required — in a dogma-less Faith — leading further to the NWO and one world religion – as a consequence of the latest cry against this so-called racial superiority of the past – which the anarchists are saying is found even within Christianity. I feel like this latest round of destruction and anarchy going on in the USA – and spreading – is ultimately geared at the destruction of the Catholic Faith — as its ultimate goal – and not merely Western civilization. I have been searching for Pope Benedict’s counsel, warning us against being ashamed of our European past – and how the Faith was forged in Europe, but cannot find it. Am I imagining that he warned us about this? Thanks!
    Dr. Maria Desjardins

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  44. Understandable! I’ll keep searching! I am on a hunt to find this. Thanks again for all you do to keep us posted on what is going on! And, your theological insights are always appreciated, which you give us alongside the news! Blessings to you!
    Under Our Lady’s Mantle,
    Dr. Maria

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  45. Just an observation, the time on the Pope’s watch after arriving in Rome from Germany is approx 11:25. Yet the flight didn’t actually arrive until 12:55. Those photos of the Pope at the airport were probably not taken upon arrival. If true this means there are zero photos of the Pope since Germany. Don’t you also find it unusual he never went back for his brother’s funeral? I wonder if Pope Benedict is not in Italy but was taken elsewhere or is still in Germany. Photo of his watch: https://res.feednews.com/assets/v2/783a5985883bb15ac5ee2dde51481e0e?quality=uhq&format=webp&resize=720&watermark=true

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