The Holy Ghost may be invoked less often than Jesus and God the Father, but as the third person of the Holy Trinity, His power is extraordinary. It is the Holy Ghost who at Pentecost made the apostles the true champions of the faith, fearing no human authority nor persecution in witnessing the risen Christ (Acts 2: 33-36). As a matter of fact, it is at Pentecost that the Catholic Church was founded.
We can also recall the prophetic words that Saint John Paul II spoke on the eve of Pentecost 1979, at Warsaw’s Victory Square, during his first trip to Poland as Pope, words which touched everyone’s heart: “Let Your Spirit descend! May it renew the face of the earth, of this soil.” The face of Poland would soon change with the success of the Solidarity Movement and the fall of the Soviet empire.
Louis Even was struck by the Holy Ghost when he discovered the writings of Scottish engineer, Clifford Hugh Douglas. He exclaimed: “This is a light upon my path. I must make this known to everyone. His life was changed and, thanks to this ‘light’, he founded VERS DEMAIN and MICHAEL.
We proceed with our series of articles on Louis Even’s charism and on the goals of MICHAEL. Saint Paul VI wrote in his 1967 encyclical, Populorum Progressio: “More than any other, the individual who is animated by true charity labours skillfully to discover the causes of misery, to find the means to combat it, and to overcome it resolutely.” Please study Louis Even’s writings published within this issue and you too will become convinced there is a solution to the problem of poverty.
Money should be based on a country’s capacity for production and be distributed as Dividends given to each citizen as co-heirs of the nation’s natural resources and the fruits of progress. In this way, the principle of the social doctrine of the Church, which states that earthly goods are created by God for all men, would be perfectly applied. The Social Credit Dividend would solve the financial headaches of individuals, families and governments, and would keep us from worrying about tomorrow.
This is why you will find enclosed a 16-page document on the Social Dividend. In addition to increasing everyone’s purchasing power, the Dividend would solve the problems caused by automation whereby jobs and wages are being eliminated. The Dividend would put a stop to the manufacturing of useless goods and end over consumption, one of the main causes of pollution and the destruction of the environment. Contrary to all other types of social programs, the Dividend would not be financed through taxation. It would be financed by using new money, created interest-free by society.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, in an exceptional essay, explained the causes of the sexual abuse crisis in the Church. It is ultimately about “setting God aside.” This leads us to the point in history in which “what is evil and destroys man has become a matter of course”.
God does not abandon us. He sends us His Mother, the Virgin Mary who, in all her apparitions upon the earth, entreats her children to return to her Son, by reciting the Rosary and by taking part in the sacraments.
Happy reading, but first say a prayer to the Holy Ghost in order to have a fuller understanding, to be filled with love for the poor and to thirst for justice!