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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ayn Rand and Emmanuel Levinas

Emmanuel Levinas

For a number of years I have known a number of people who have been fans of Ayn Rand and her novels. Certain aspects of what they told me seemed attractive but it was only when last year I actually read and listened to her ideas on altruism that I saw how demonic and diabolical her philosophy (if one can dignify it with such a name) truly was. For truly this was not the Wisdom associated with Sophia/ Shekhinah but the lies and false teachings of Lilith.

Listening to her speak I heard the voice of the serpent in Eden. When she states that altruism of looking to and serving the Other is the greatest evil, I was horrified. That a Jewish woman should bring such damage to the World affected me deeply. How could one do a tikkun haOlam (repair of the world) for such perversion of truth. 

Then I found another Jew who like me is a Catholic. I was told how wonderful the classes of this young Jewish Catholic Professor Glenn Morrison are and how much a mensch he was. So I decided to look up his writings on the internet. He introduced me to Emmanuel Levinas and his philosophy focused on the "Other" (Alterity) and the Biblical concept of Face to Face encounter. I realised almost immediately that here was the antidote to the philosophy of Ayn Rand. This Jew who was not only a great French philosopher but a learned Talmudist had the exact opposite philosophy to Ayn Rand. This was the tikkun (reparation) that was needed along with much prayer and Adoration.

Glenn Morrison

So now I am doing a Master of Arts in Theological Studies with Glenn Morrison among my teachers and I am hoping to learn more about Levinas from someone who is connecting the Jewish and phenomenological philosophy of Levinas with Christian Theology. I have ordered Glenn Morrison's book "A Theology of Alterity: Levinas, von Balthasar and Trinitarian Praxis" and I am looking forward to reading it and learning more. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Future Marian Pope: Ennio Antonelli ???

In the "Locutions to the World" the Catholic visionary speaks of the Election of a new Pope after Pope Benedict who will eventually leave Rome and go to Jerusalem and be martyr there on behalf of the Jewish people.  There is much speculation about who this Pope might be. I now offer this as a personal speculation on a possible candidate for the coming Election.

I remembered reading that there would be a Sabine Pope (Nostradamus has a famous quatrain on this). Also that the Pope would come from beyond the Apeninne Mountains north-east of Rome. Some believe that is this Sabine Pope who will be Peter Romanus of the prophecy of St Malachy.

Using this information and looking among the Italian Cardinals I have come up with a possible candidate Cardinal Ennio Antonelli. He was made a Cardinal by Blessed Pope John Paul II in 2003. He was a great admirer of John Paul II and his Marian focus. He is also said to have been close to Pope Benedict XVI sitting next to him and conversing intimately at a conference last year. In June last year his resignation on turning 75 was accepted, which at the time was seen as unusual and eyebrows were raised. Did the present Cabal who is now in control of much of the Vatican want to get rid of him because of this loyalty to the Pope?

It is also interesting for us Hebrew Catholics that he is also the Cardinal-priest of the Church of St Andrea del Fratte where the famous apparition of Our Lady of the Miracle who is the Lady of Sion occurred in 1842 converting miraculously the Jewish banker Alphonse Ratisbonne. Alphonse Ratisbonne with his brother Theodore went on to become priests and they founded the two orders of The Fathers of Our Lady of Sion and the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion.  

I also found some strange and mysterious prophecies about Ennio Antonelli by an Italian prophet Marcello Ciai back in 1995 that speaks of some kind of role for him in an apocalyptic senario. Under the heading of "Monsignor Antonelli" Marcello sings this prophetic song.

By day a pain in my heart
at night a sirene.
My heart stood still
At the weight of the mantle
Twice visited upon me.
I try with my eyes to look upwards.
The sky is dark,
There aren’t even any stars,
And the moon is far away.
All the sufferings of the world
Did not succeed in entering my heart,
which has burst.
My tent has been pulled off.
What will happen to the sheep ?
On them all the evil rests.
The moon turns red,
The sun turns pale,
The earth staggers like a drunk.
I cry like a swallow
and trill like a dove.
My eyes are weary of looking up.
I say to my doctor :
“Each one  of us has a vocation,
You, for the healing of bodies,
Me, for the healing of souls.
You find the body in
The silence of a room;
The soul, I look for it
In the uproar ……….
Where they slaughter the oxen
And they cut the throats of the herd.
They eat meat
and get drunk on wine.
I look for it, I look for it
But I don’t find it.
And when I find it
I lose it.
My heart beats strongly.
Then it stops”.

Marcello and his community was for many years considered suspect by the Bishop and condemned until 2006 when they were cleared by the same Bishop. In this prophetic utterance for 1995 Marcello sees Antonelli as a prophet in a Church which does not recognise prophets and prophecy.

"...The Spirit guided me in a  vision to the Cathedral of Perugia.
There was a large crowd.
The air was full of mystery, it was a solemn day. I heard the turmoil of the many souls present and I saw the figure of the Archbishop Monsignor Antonelli rising above all the people.
I stood indoors, towards the entrance of the Church, before the barriers which control the crowd.
Here the Vicar arrives, he embraces me; the embrace was one of a deep love. The Vicar was worried about asking me forgiveness, because he told me that he had not given me back two earrings which I had left with him some time ago...
Monsignor Antonelli in the meantime had started His sermon and you could hear his voice all over the Cathedral.  I desired to listen in silence, therefore I did not want to talk.  But the Vicar continued to apologize while he was looking for those two earrings under his cassock.  I was quivering. It was so important not to interrupt the attention of the congregation towards the words of Monsignor Antonelli. 
Finally, the Vicar, started taking out the earrings, and I saw between his fingers a small  tube of lipstick which was cut. 
Something was going wrong.
Therefore I invited him, in a low voice, to keep the lipstick to remind him to fill his lips with fervour and to pray for me.
The Spirit expressly says: “With the earrings, let the Vicar lengthen the ears of the Church to the voice of the prophets of the present century; with the cut lipstick let him reduce the vanity in believing that which is coming out of the lips of the Church is prophecy without prophets. So pray, pray now Vicar, for your prophet.""..."

Coat of Arms

One meaning of the name Ennio is "predestined or favourite of God". It is also interesting that the surname Antonelli is an old Roman one that goes back to Marc Antony. It is also of interest that the last lay Cardinal in the Catholic church was Cardinal Giacomo Antonelli who served Pius IX. 

The Cardinal's crest as Cardinal links him to "Divine Will". His motto is "Voluntas Dei Pax Nostra" which means "Divine Will is Our Peace". The Sun represents the "Sun of the Divine Will" and the Olive Tree alludes to Romans 11 when the Jews will be grafted into the Olive Tree through a mystical Resurrection of the Dead- which is the deepest level of Living in Divine Will. The Sun and the Olive Tree may also refer to Ennio Antonelli's devotion to John Paul II (The Labour of the Sun) and Benedict XVI (The Glory of the Olive).

Ennio Antonelli's Cardinal's Emblem

Cardinal Ennio Antonelli was born on 18 November 1936 which was the Feast Day of St Romanus who was a martyr. The Latin motto of the next Pope according to St Malachy is "Petrus Romanus".  November 18 304 is the date when the old St Peter's Basilica was consecrated and the new St Peter's Basilica was consecrated on November 18 1626.

 He may also take the name Pius XIII. The Pope who flees Rome seems to bear the name Pius according to St Pope Pius X before his death in 1914. "I have seen one of my successors, of the same name, who was fleeing over the bodies of his brethren. He will take refuge in some hiding place; but after a brief respite he will die a cruel death." It is interesting that Cardinal Antonelli receives his main line of Apostolic Succession through both Pius XII and Pius X.

Nostradamus' prophecy about the Sabine Pope speaks of a time when quarrels and new Schisms will be caused in the Catholic Church by the Cardinals (red hats) and an attack on Rome by the Albanian Muslims. After the martyrdom of this Pope will come the first of the Jerusalem Popes who will be a French Jew who will work with the great Catholic Monarch to restore the Catholic Faith in Europe and the World. 

John Allen writes about Cardinal Ennio Antonelli: "...a smiling, humble, pastoral Italian completely extraneous to the world of Vatican power and intrigue. Antontelli was the bishop of Gubbio, in Umbria, and then the archbishop of Perugia before becoming secretary of the Italian bishops' conference in 1995. He is a patron of the arts and was the driving force behind a well-received adult catechism. He has a reputation for terrific relations with his people, and lukewarm relations with the Roman curia. He is generally seen as a moderate, with a strong interest in social justice and peace issues. His lack of interest in cracking heads over doctrinal issues became clear during Italian political campaigns in the 1990s, when some people wanted church leaders to condemn Catholic politicians who are divorced. Antonelli took the view that personal morality belongs to the private sphere, and that in terms of politics, the church should be more concerned with a politician's voting record...".  Cardinal Antonelli said before entering the 2005 conclave: "The new pope has already been chosen by the Lord. We just have to pray to understand who he is!"

Note: Today (23rd Feb 2013) I came across this very interesting story from 2005 about Massimo Coppo who met Cardinal Antonelli entitled "I met the Pope" . "...That very meeting in itself was a real prodigy, of great significance, not just for me and my community, I believe. Maybe I’d been wrong in saying that I was going to meet a Cardinal: perhaps the one I  had been waiting to meet was a…Pontiff ! This synonym with which the Pope is also called, literally means “one who makes bridges” (from the latin :” pontes facere”). And really in that occasion Cardinal Antonelli did his best, with loving care, to "lay a bridge" between marginalised people - as our community is in Assisi - and  God. Yes, in that very special occasion I’m sure to have met a real “Pontiff”. The new Pontiff, maybe."

Note 2: (April 26 2013) We have seen the election of Pope Francis I but it is possible that Ennio may be the next Pope as Pius XIII who some prophecies say will be very old when elected Pope. If so I think he may be the Pope elected in the underground Church after there is 25 months without a Pope after the death of Francis. Or he may be the Pope who flees Rome.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Miriam Queen of the Jews Calling to her People

Our Lady Miriam ha Kedosha the Queen of Zion and Jerusalem is reaching out to her own people the Jews. In the locutions to the visionary promoted by Monsignor Esseff, her message of concern about Israel and the Jewish people are getting more urgent. 
On January 4 2013 she said:
"I will protect Jerusalem. How much I suffered there, watching my Son, Jesus, shed his blood. We both paid the greatest price to save that city and to redeem the world. God’s saving grace went forth from Jerusalem. That grace is still here – like a hidden spring whose waters can still flow out.
Yes, Jerusalem is filled with water, not just the natural water placed there by the Creator, but the supernatural living water of the Holy Spirit, placed there by Jesus. Other places in the world are holy because the living water has been placed there also. However, no other city has the deep springs of Jerusalem.
Living water can go out from a holy city to the people of that nation, but only the living waters of Jerusalem can reach the whole world. That is why Jerusalem is the prize."
And then again on January 5 2013 Miriam Ha Kedosha says:
"Her enemies encircle Jerusalem once again, just as before. She stands high on the hills, prominent in every way, but what good is that when those more powerful are closing in on every side?
Israel sees all too clearly what is taking place. She knows who her enemies are, the size of their armies and the weapons that are aimed at her. Oh, Israel, the land of my birth, I am coming for you. I am hurrying toward you. Someday, I will clasp you at my breasts and you will suck with delight. The breasts that you scorned when you rejected my son, Jesus, still hold their milk of consolation. Yes, I have not forgotten you. Can a mother forget the child of her womb?
Even though you have said, “Jesus is not our prophet. He is not our Messiah”, I have not accepted your rejection. I am not your spouse. You cannot divorce me. I am your mother and you cannot renounce the woman who gave you birth.
You do not know me but someday I will rejoice when you proclaim, “Mary is our mother”. That will be your day of festival."
And then on January 7 2013 she addresses the Jews and the Israeli State directly:
"The armies are all around. The darkness gathers but who can defend the walls of Israel? I speak now to those who dwell in Jerusalem and all the cities that surround her. Call upon my name. Do not wait for the full manifestation of my love for you. You know me. I am Mary, the virgin mother of Jesus. At least you know my name, even though all that I will do for you is not yet revealed. This you do not need to know. You can begin now. You know my name, Mary. You know that I gave birth to Jesus in Bethlehem, the City of David. That is enough. Call upon me and I will come."

On the day after Christmas 26 January 2012 Our Lady spoke of 2013 as the year connected with the rise of her most important leader. Is this her future Marian Pope or someone else? Our Lady reveals to us:

"The year draws to a close but the problems carry over. So soon, man will awaken to all the harm that has been caused this year. However, the Father refuses to take away man’s free will or a nation’s free will. He will attack the problems in his own way, by raising up those who hearts are firmly committed to the spread of his kingdom. This coming year will be a time for raising up the most important of all leaders."

Monsignor John Esseff Monsignor Esseff with his spiritual directee Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Monsignor John Esseff has added the following note to the locutions:

"Summary of World Events Locutions

(Note: Over these two years, I did not publish some locutions which have spoken of world events. Now, a picture has emerged which is best described by the following summary. I use the verb “would” to mean a prophecy that is already fulfilled, and the verb “will” to refer to some future event.

The Beginning Sign

In December 2010, a clear sign was prophesized. After this, the locutions would begin. “A country will go from light into darkness overnight”. This was fulfilled two weeks later with the Egyptian revolution. Since then the locutions have said the following:

1. The Egyptian Revolution was caused by Satan, who always uses the desires of people (even legitimate ones) for his goals. In other words, Satan used the legitimate desires to be freed of a dictator for his goal of destabilizing Egypt.

2. Satan’s true goal is revealed only later, when it is too late to reverse the events.

3. His goal was to establish the Muslim Brotherhood in power in Egypt.

4. In this way, a ring of protection around Israel would be stripped away (namely, Egypt would no longer be friendly to Israel).

5. The Egyptian and Libyan revolutions were not the tipping point. They were fires contained within their own countries.

6. The important revolution would be in Syria. This revolution would be more violent and would last much longer. Because of its length and violence many walls against evil would be removed.

7. Although the Middle East had many groups of evil, this evil power was limited because the groups were not connected.

8. The Syrian revolt was a new stage. With the walls taken down, the different forces of Muslim terrorists would coalesce. In this way, national boundaries would have less meaning and less force. Terrorism would be united all across the Middle East.

9. Because President Obama has deliberately altered America’s role in the area, everyone involved in terrorism would know that they did not need to worry about American intervention.

10. These terrorists would experience a great wave of enthusiasm, believing that every stable government can be toppled.

11. Revolutions and destruction are Satan’s means to disrupt any kind of a stable government.

12. These terrorists, emboldened by their successes in Syria, will look to do the same in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

13. President Obama’s failure to respond means that Satan’s timetable is moved up. His planned events will happen sooner than expected. The terrorists realize that their goals, which seemed far away, are much closer.

14. The purpose of this Satanic violence in the Middle East is to destroy Jerusalem.

15. Jerusalem is the center of God’s plan. He will use that city venerated by Israel, Catholicism and Protestantism, to unite all three faiths and initiate a special era of religious unity and worldwide evangelism.

16. The important event will be the killing of the Pope in Jerusalem, just as the important event was the crucifixion of Jesus in Jerusalem.

17. This martyrdom is the fulfillment of the third secret of Fatima (as outlined in the earliest locutions – January 2011).

Monsignor Esseff "

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