As you may have noticed, this issue of MICHAEL focuses largely on the new saint of the Catholic Church, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the “Saint of the Year of Mercy.” In all her actions, words and thoughts, she was the “face of God’s mercy.” (See page 4 and following.) What is especially of interest to us of MICHAEL — and what should be of interest to every Catholic and every soul of good will — are those words of Jesus which motivated Mother Teresa to give her entire life for the poorest of the poor: because Jesus identified Himself with them.
These words are found in Chapter 25 of the Gospel of St. Matthew, also known as “the Gospel of the Final Judgment.” They are the questions which will be asked of each one of us at our final judgement at the end of our lives, and which will decide whether we spend eternity with Jesus, or away from Him. As noted by Father Bernard Ménard, O.M.I., in a homily for the Novena of the Assumption, given at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Cape in Quebec, Canada, in 2012:
“Jesus identified himself with the dispossessed. He even said that it is on these questions that we will be judged at the end of our lives. He gave us the examination questions in advance: ‘I was hungry, did you give me food? I was thirsty, did you give me drink? A stranger, did you welcome me? Naked, did you clothe me? Ill, did you care for me? In prison, did you visit me?’ — Then the righteous will answer Him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ (Mt 25: 35-40.)
“There is no Christian life without prayer from the heart — that is sure. But there is no real Christian life without a radical commitment to the values which impassioned Jesus to the point of renouncing both His reputation and His life.”
These questions are very important, the greatest that we will ever have to answer to in all our life. Because the answers to these questions will determine our salvation, or our eternal damnation. In school, students would like to know in advance the questions on the exam, to ensure that they have the right answers. Well, Jesus is so good that he gave us in advance the questions on the Final Exam. It is up to us to respond with our actions…
In the new Catechism on the social doctrine of the Catholic Church, the DOCAT (see pages 14 to 16), Pope Francis remarks: “If a Christian in these days looks away from the need of the poorest of the poor, then in reality he is not a Christian!”
Being a Christian also means having the courage to denounce injustice, and everything that goes against God’s plan and the dignity of the human person. In her acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, Mother Teresa did not hesitate to declare loudly before the world leaders gathered for the occasion: “The greatest destroyer of peace today is the cry of the innocent unborn child. For if a mother can murder her own child in her womb, what is left for you and for me to kill each other.”(See pages 12-13.)
In his homily for the canonization of Mother Teresa, speaking of the new saint, Pope Francis said, “She made her voice heard before the powers of this world, so that they might recognize their guilt for the crimes of poverty they created.” (See page 11.)
One of these crimes of poverty created by the powerful of the earth is the theft of the nation’s credit; the creation of money in the form of debt, enslaving all people to the International Bankers. Louis Even describes this as the “greatest scam of all time.” (See pages 17 to 19.) The reality that money appeared by billions of dollars overnight at the outbreak of the Second World War, when nations had been suffering for ten years in a Great Depression during peacetime, is financial nonsense and a scandal. (See pages 20 to 22.)
How important it is to expose this financial scam, and how much more important it is to find a solution! This is what Social Credit would do, and that is why Louis Even devoted his entire life, stating, “Social Credit is a light on my path. Everyone needs to know it!”
In the preface of the DOCAT, Pope Francis says: “I wish I had a million young Christians who are for their contemporaries ‘walking, talking social doctrine’.”
Reading these words of the Holy Father, we too dream of many young people who will make Social Credit known to others. The industrialist, Henry Ford, once said: “The youth who can solve the money question will do more for the world than all the professional soldiers of history.” Therefore, young and old, it is into the army of the Pilgrims of Saint Michael, of the MICHAEL Journal, which you need to enlist!
We hope you enjoy this issue of MICHAEL!