There is no shortage of concerns these days. Inflation is rampant at levels unseen for 40 years. Money is being printed as never before. Gas prices have never been higher as green energy policies impact oil and gas production. Food shortages loom as supply chains continue to be disrupted and farm land confiscation begins in the name of 'saving the planet'. Ongoing war in Ukraine, the threat of escalation and the use of nuclear weapons is a frightening possibility. Covid variants continue to offer governments a pretext for expanding control of citizens. Gender ideology is ravaging children and families.
As if these concerns were not enough, we must brace ourselves for the implementation of digital identity and digital currency, instruments of population control that delight ill-intentioned world leaders (see page 4) who are doing the bidding of the World Economic Forum and Klaus Shwab's Great Reset (see page 6).
Despite all these serious worries, we must persevere in faith in Jesus Christ, our Lord and His Church. He has promised that He will never abandon us. We have only to turn to Him for help, through prayer and by receiving the sacraments. At Fatima, for example, the Blessed Virgin Mary reminded us that wars are the consequences of human sins.
God does not abandon us but we can abandon Him. God remains faithful to His covenant, and continues to send us signs so that we will convert. If we stand with Jesus and His Blessed Mother, if we consecrate ourselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we have no reason to fear.
In addition, God gave Mary a great power of intercession. She can solve our most complicated problems and untie the most difficult knots (see page 12). God is almighty; He can do everything and is in control of history and every situation. He uses all circumstances for good. The final victory belongs to Him, since it has been won by Jesus with His death and resurrection.
Throughout history, He has proven His power and mercy for those who pray to Him and conform their lives to His commandments of love. We give two proofs in this issue of MICHAEL. First, the apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Zeitoun in Egypt (see page 14), which was witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people of every faith. The second is the miracle of the Mountain of Mokattam (see page 20).
One of the big problems today is ignorance about religion. People "blaspheme everything they don't know" (Jude 2:10). Tertullian, the great theologian said: "The truth only asks for one thing, and that is not to be condemned without first having been heard." This is what is happening today with the increasingly secularized Liberal World Order (as it was called by the President of the United States recently). There is therefore an urgent need to transmit the faith and ensure its propagation to future generations. This is what a simple laywoman, Pauline Jaricot, who was recently declared Blessed, devoted her entire life to accomplish (see page 22).
We often say that it is the population's ignorance that is the source of the financiers' strength. The prophet Hosea wrote (4:6): "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge". Knowing the plans of God's enemies helps us avoid their pitfalls.
In this journal we not only denounce the pitfalls of financiers, we offer the remedy, namely, Economic Democracy (see page 7). Our system, known as Social Credit for over 100 years, is the opposite of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) social credit system favored by Karl Schwab. Our system respects private property and the dignity of the human person (see page 8). Society can choose either slavery, represented by the CCP's social credit system, endorsed by the international financiers, or the monetary reform system representing freedom, which C.H. Douglas named Social Credit.
To make an informed decision, it is necessary to educate the population. This is what MICHAEL strives to do. We encourage you to study the articles on the subject in each issue of our journal. Learn more by following our study sessions on the subject online or at our annual Congress in Rougemont, Canada at the end of September, 2022 where I will be teaching the principles of Economic Democracy (see page 32).