John Paul II, VOTF, Diamond Bride Mother Angelica
In the movie Blood Diamond starring Leonardo DiCaprio, based on a true story, the introduction states:
Sierra Leonne, 1999.
Civil war rages for control of the diamond fields.
Thousands have died and millions have become refugees.
None of whom has ever seen a diamond.
In the same year, on December 19, 1999, another television event in America was happening in Alabama at the EWTN Eternal Word Television Network when its founder Mother Angelica inaugurated the Temple of the Eucharist" that holds her diamonds at her monastery...... and her intention was to “overwhelm everybody” – according to her official biography. Mother Angelica's Temple of the Eucharist surpasses the Taj Mahal and imitates the jewels of the Temple of Solomon...and is encrusted with the Blood Diamonds from Sierra Leonne.
Leonardo's character in the movie says : "God has left this place long time ago". And he is so right because Jesus apparently is now living in the Blood Diamond temple of Mother Angelica, his Diamond Bride who houses him - away from Sierra Leone: Mother had ordered that the interior back wall of the tabernacle – home of the monastery’s most precious possession, the Eucharist – be encrusted with diamonds, visible only to the Occupant. Jesus deserved the very best.
EWTN, Alabama, Deceomber 19, 1999
“After spending more than $50 Million and expending countless hours approving and planning every details of the temple, Mother Angelica, like millions around the word, watched its consecration on television.
The Consecration of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament had to be moved to December 19, 1999, due to shipping delay of chapel furnishing from Germany and Spain.
For the public, it was a first time glimpse of the Romanesque-Gothic Temple Mother had talked about for years. Her intention to “overwhelm everybody, should they forget the reality that this is God’s presence – God’s House -” was more than fulfilled.
The camera honed in on the twenty-four-karat-gold-leaf reredos rising like a castle from the chapel’s sanctuary. Behind the altar, the tabernacle: a resplendent cathedral of glittering spires and hand-carved gold arresting the eye. Mother had ordered that the interior back wall of the tabernacle – home of the monastery’s most precious possession, the Eucharist – be encrusted with diamonds, visible only to the Occupant. Jesus deserved the very best. As she viewed the image of her labors on the big screen, Angelica’s mind must have wandered back with satisfaction to her promise made in 1956 to “build God’s monastery in the south.” (Page 292)(Bold emphasis added)
Jesus deserved the very best...from the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army? GET REAL, Mother Angelica! What planet are you living on?
A nun is a Bride of Christ but Mother Angelica is a "Diamond Bride" because of all the diamonds she possesses in Alabama...a sharp contrast to the Mother of Christ who couldn't afford a diamond ring in Nazareth!
In the movie, protesters carried banners that said: "Diamonds equal death"
Therefore, Mother Angelica has death spattered on the walls of her Temple of the Eucharist.
The movie also cites:
"In Janaury 2003, forty nations signed "The Kiberly Process" -- an effort to stem the flow of conflict diamonds.
But ilegal diamonds are still finding their way to market. It is up to the consumer to insist that a diamond is conflict-free."
So, Mother Angelica, are your diamonds "conflict-free" or are they "Diamonds equal death"?
The song of the movie sings:
Everybody want Heaven but nobody wants death.
Everybody wants diamonds without the bloddshed.
Shine on, Shine on, Shine on...
Mother Angelica nd EWTN, shine one, shine on......
Biography Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles, (Doubleday 2005)
Author Raymond Arroyo is about as much of an insider of EWTN and one Mother Angelica's associates as you can get. He is the news director and a lead anchor at EWTN who has been close to Angelica for years. Most interesting in the book is his discussion of her early life in poverty with a highly dependent mother who simply couldn’t get by without her daughter, Rita Rizzo. This created a dysfunctional relationship that would affect both of them for the rest of their lives. Against all the odds, however, she managed to create a massive television network that reaches millions of people all around the world...the EWTN Eternal Word Television Network.
In the official website of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, it says: The Church, all throughout Her existence has spared no expense, neither has She been silent in showing forth her joyful gratitude and profound amazement for so sublime a Gift as the Holy Eucharist. Following this example, our own Mother Angelica has become an instrument in bearing testimony to this reality.(Bold emphasis added)
Indeed, she can afford to spare no expenses because the Church is the wealthiest institution on earth!
EWTN is one of the main (secret) media networks of the Opus Dei that carried LIVE the canonization of their St? Josemaria Escriba in October 2002. An Opus Dei priest regularly preaches and writes for EWTN. Every year EWTN advertise the global and national celebration of Masses with complete list of presiding Bishops and Cardinals held in honor of St? Josemaria in June (which we posted last June 2007)
Mother Angelica is the biggest clue of the Opus Dei Mole in VOTF. The Vice-President candidate who ran to her received this advice:
I consulted with Mother Angelica on this and she said that moles can only be identified by people who have their heads in the dirt. She also said “It’s naughty to slander and the accuser needs to do penance!” Janet Hauter
Interpretation: Mother Angelica says that Paris Arrow can only identify moles because she has dirt in her head...and that she is naughty to slander and needs to do penance!
I've got news for you Mother Angelica, YOU are not qualified to be a member of the VOTF because you are under the payroll of Opus Dei and you are a puppet of the papacy that wants to shut down VOTF. You live in a unreal world so different from us laity and the VOTF. VOTF voice is not the same as yours…and must not be similar to yours. You are a typical preacher of "PRAY, pay, OBEY" and "ASK NO QUESTION". You would be a disastrous adviser to VOTF because you are as VAIN as Benedict XVI who puts on make-up everyday for the television and cameras and dress up pompously to meet world leaders and celebrities. The ONLY advice you will tell us is "Go to confession and do penance" (like you told Janet Hauter about me). You think that confession would have solved the sins of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army crying out to Heaven? Your diamonds-studded Temple of the Eucharist is inutile for the sins of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army and your diamonds are like the jewels of the Temple of Solomon... someday your temple too will crumble with not one stone standing up.
While we are so busy focusing on the assets of Bishops and dioceses, we miss to see that the millionaire palace of Bishops pales in comparison with the eccentricity and ostentatiousness of the Temple of Mother Angelica - who is the loudest voice for the Pope and the church in America. It is amazing how the most religious and famous “holy people” like Mother Angelica and Benedict XVI use the name of God in vain… all in the name of the poor Christ whose Mother Mary couldn’t afford a 0.01 carat diamond ring. GET REAL, MOTHER ANGELICA!
Watch the movie "Blood Diamond" starring Leonardo di Caprio.
The mansion of Bishop Richard Malone pales in comparison with the Temple of Mother Angelica
We are asking Bishop Richard J. Malone to answer two reasonable questions:
1) Does it make sense for you to use church funds to pay the expense for one person (you) to live in a 7,000 sq. ft., 16 room, $1.2 million mansion?
2) How does your decision to use $1.2 million of parishioners' resources for this purpose affect, involve or enable the poor?
Bishop Malone won't respond. In fact, he won't disclose any of the costs of operating and maintaining such a large building. While most Maine families are pinching and scraping to pay the high costs of home heating oil this winter season, Bishop Malone lives comfortably in a 7,000 sq.ft. home, paid for by the way, by Maine's Catholic community.
Annual Fiscal Report
During the next few weeks, Bishop Malone will release the diocese's 2007 annual financial report for the period ending June 30, 2007.
At this same time last year, David Twomey, Diocesan Finance Director, issued a subtle warning. "Both parish offertory and the Bishop's Appeal have increased but not at a pace to cover the inflationary increases in expenses. Fortunately, we have been able to hold the rate of growth in operating expense at about 1.8%. Unfortunately, this has caused some ministries to be constrained or reduced. The challenge we face as we move to a cluster structure is to make best use of our current resources…"
Which begs the question? Does Bishop Malone really want us to believe that "the best use of our current resources" is for the bishop to live by himself in a 7,000 sq.ft. residence?
It's ironic. On the one hand Bishop Malone wants Maine's Catholics to dig deeper and deeper into their pockets to help support the Bishop's Appeal, yet, on the other hand, Bishop Malone refuses to move out of his grandiose mansion to less costly and more appropriate living quarters.
Elderly, Retired Priests Evicted
It is interesting to note that, several months ago, Bishop Malone did not hesitate to "evict" several elderly, retired priests from their living quarters at the Cathedral when it became more cost efficient to lease the same space to Catholic Charities (administrative offices).
The Poor are the Church, Bishop Malone.
Sell the mansion.
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P.S. We have a New Year's wish for Bishop Malone. We'd like the bishop to invite all Maine Catholics to follow the bishop's lead by taking the following action during Lent 2008: all meetings held under Church auspices, at the parish or diocesan level, no matter what their purpose, must begin with the agenda item: How shall what we are doing here affect or involve the poor?
Bishop’s Mansion at 199 Western Promenade, Portland (3 car garage not shown)
The Bishop's Mansion
Bishop Richard Malone lives by himself in a three-story, 7,000 sq. ft. brick mansion in Portland's most expensive neighborhood. His stately residence has sixteen rooms, including six bedrooms, four bathrooms and a three-car garage. The bishop refuses to tell parishioners the annual costs of heating, operating and maintaining his luxurious home.
The bishop's property has been assessed by the City of Portland at an approximate value of $1.2 million. Property taxes amount to more than $18,000 per year. It is estimated that the expense of heating, operating and maintaining the mansion costs an additional $22,000 per year.
Bishop Malone refuses to relocate to a more cost efficient and affordable residence, even though there is an abundance of comfortable living and entertainment space available in any one of the nearby parish rectories.