www.batasmauricio.com AND BATAS RADIO INACCESSIBLE: To all our friends who have been following us at www.batasmauricio.com and BATAS INTERNET RADIO through the same website, we have been experiencing some technical problems with that site and, correspondingly, with BATAS RADIO.
The website has been down for the last several days, so you can not access it from the Internet. Also, you can not listen to BATAS RADIO through www.batasmauricio.com.
If you would want to listen to BATAS RADIO and its programs at this point, you can access it through www.eradioportal.com. Click "pure internet", click "Luzon", and you will see "Batas Radio."
Click "Batas Radio" and you will be able to listen to us with our broadcasts from 4 am to 12 midnight.
www.batasmauricio.com TAMPERED WITH BY UNSCRUPULOUS PERSONS: Ms. Arlene Balagot, the website administrator for www.batasmauricio.com, told me that the website appeared to have been "tampered with" by unscrupulous individuals.
It would seem that the "tamperers" managed to secure a password which only Ms. Balagot knows, and then used it to access the database of the website and, for reasons known only to them, tinkered with it.
As a result, the site got "down", and is no longer accessible. Ms. Balagot told me that she will make an effort to ask the host-server what happened, but this will take some time.
Therefore, if anyone wants to continue listening to the 20 hour Monday to Friday broadcasts of BATAS RADIO in the meantime, access www.eradioportal.com, click "pure internet" and then click "Batas Radio."
GOV’T HOSPITAL SHAMES WOMAN WITH MANY CHILDREN: A relative of my wife named Wilma got the shock of her life the other day when she went to a government hospital in Metro Manila, to have herself medically-examined for her seventh pregnancy.
The woman-doctor who was assigned to attend to patients at the ob-gyne ward of the hospital did not hide her disgust that Wilma, who is only 43 years of age, was expecting her seventh baby already.
Wilma reported she got a rough tongue-lashing from the woman-doctor who, in the presence of many other people and unmindful of the humiliation she was heaping on Wilma, lectured on the disadvantages of having many babies, especially in a family where the parents do not even have any stable employment or any visible means of livelihood.
When she got home, Wilma asked me: is it the official policy of government hospitals now to shame and berate women---and even their husbands---who do not favor family planning and who instead follow God’s injunction for man to increase in number and subdue the earth?
I wonder if Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, who is running for the Senate in the May 2010 elections, approved this kind of a policy?
AGONY OF JESUS, AS THE FIRST SORROWFUL MYSTERY: After the Joyful Mysteries and the Mysteries of Light, the Holy Rosary of Roman Catholic Christians deal with the so-called “Sorrowful Mysteries”, which depict the parts of the life of Jesus that culminate in His death on the cross.
The first of these “Sorrowful Mysteries” is the “Agony of Jesus”, which is the story of Jesus agonizing at his impending crucifixion and death on the cross, and which is found in Matthew 26:36-45, Mark 14:32-42 and Luke 22:39-46 of the Bible.
In this story, Jesus is portrayed as being sorrowful and troubled, knowing as He did what was going to happen to him in just a few hours, even prompting Him to say “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.”
Certainly, this is a powerful picture of Jesus in his human attributes, especially when this is viewed in the light of His subsequent statement, which shows Him placing completely His trust and confidence in the Father with the words “My Father, if it is possible, may this cub be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
The question is, if Jesus is the Son of God, why would he be troubled, and why would he say that, if possible, “this cup be taken from me”?
The answer, I believe, is that, it is necessary to show that in his human attributes, Jesus could agonize just like ordinary men, so that humans will not really despair when problems come to them, no matter how great those problems maybe.
There is a solution to the agony that everyone feels, and the solution is precisely what Jesus did: placing complete trust and confidence in the will of God.
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