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About Pope Francis’ condolences

Pope Francis is reported to have sent the following to Cuban President Raúl Castro in a Spanish-language telegram:

“On receiving the sad news of the death of your dear brother, His Excellency Mister Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, former president of the State Council and of the Government of the Republic of Cuba, I express my sentiments of sorrow to Your Excellency and other family members of the deceased dignitary, as well as to the people of this beloved nation. At the same time, I offer prayers to the Lord for his repose and I entrust the whole Cuban people to the maternal intercession of our Lady of the Charity of El Cobre, patroness of this country.”

I keep seeing outraged remarks about what he said, but really … where’s the basis for them?

Pope Francis is a world leader who has visited Cuba.  Condolences were in order.  What was he supposed to say to the bereaved … “I’m glad the schmuck is dead”?

Fidel Castro was baptized Catholic and educated by the Jesuits.  Then he became a brutal dictator and avowed atheist.  Any Christian should be sorry the man apparently died unrepentant. How much more the pastor of the worldwide church the man was born into, then repudiated and persecuted?

And it’s not like Francis didn’t get in a very proper and polite dig with “I offer prayers to the Lord for his repose and I entrust the whole Cuban people to the maternal intercession of our Lady of the Charity of El Cobre, patroness of this country.”

Personally, I think the text of the telegram was well done.  As was his visit to Cuba.

The Daily Mail UK reported that the primary motive behind the Pontiff’s trip was not political, but pastoral.  He went to encourage Catholic Cubans who have suffered under Communist rule.

Pope Francis gave Fidel a selection of books, including one written by Rev. Amando Llorente, a Jesuit preacher who taught Castro as a young man, but was expelled from Cuba under Communism.

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He also celebrated Mass in Havana’s Revolutionary Square near a huge metal sculpture of Che Guevara.

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That sculpture of Che Guevara is permanent.  But check out what was put up for the Mass!

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Sources:

breitbart.com/big-government/2016/11/27/pope-francis-sends-telegram-over-sad-news-castro-death/

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3242105/Pope-Francis-urges-Colombia-end-long-running-conflict-Sunday-Mass-Cuba-s-iconic-Revolution-Square.html

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Enjoy This Easter; The Apocalypse Clock Is Counting Down Faster Than the US Debt Counter After Yesterday

Gruntington Post, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Good Friday, 2016 – We keep making history here in the Good Ol’ USA, whether we want to or not.  Last Christmas, the Detroit Chapter of the Satanic Temple made history by conducting the first Satanic ceremony on the State Capitol steps in Lansing, Michigan under the black flag of the Satanic USA, apparently.  And this Good Friday, they made some more history by conducting a “Sanctions of the Cross” demonstration in front of a Planned Parenthood to protest legislative restrictions on baby sacrifice.

As Samantha Allen of The Daily Beast put it: “It was a showdown that can only be described as biblical: The Satanic Temple of Detroit versus the Pro-Life Action League outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic on Good Friday.”

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You can see other photos at the Daily Beast, depicting their leader, Jex Blackheart or Jinx Blackmore or whatever her/his name is, staring at the camera wearing a crown of thorns and carrying a cross.  I’d prefer not to reproduce them here, thank you.  Talk about “cultural appropriation,” huh?  You’d think all the social justice snowflakes in Ann Arbor would be all over this, wouldn’t you?

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Read more excellent snark about these historic events at The Other McCain.

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The Left’s up-coming come-uppance

I have been thinking all day about how well Satan has manipulated the Atheist Socialists who have been working so diligently to destroy the U.S. from within.

For a century, they’ve been busy as beavers, carrying out the plans of the Frankfurt School, Saul Alinsky, and Cloward-Piven and now, just as success is on the horizon … whoops! The Muslims are baaaaaack!

And guess what? The Lefties have made America weak enough that the Muslims will be able to carry out their plan for a world-wide Caliphate. Thank you very much, Atheist Infidels. Now die!

Now and After Islam

Lefties who survive the holocaust won’t like the world they helped create. Free birth control? Abortion on demand? Ha! Non-Muslim women are for raping; Muslim women are for procreating. Gender bending behaviors? We throw you off tall building, then cut your head off. Free college? Campus safe spaces? Sure. Here is your Qu’ran. Memorize it. In Arabic.

Learn How America Got Into This Mess:

Is The Cloward-Piven Strategy Being Used To Destroy America?
By Tyler Durden – July 3, 2014
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-03/cloward-piven-strategy-being-used-destroy-america

How Saul Alinsky Taught Barack Obama Everything He Knows About Civic Upheaval
by AWR Hawkins – 14 Mar 2012
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2012/03/14/how%20saul%20alinsky%20taught%20barack%20obama%20everything%20he%20knows%20about%20civic%20upheaval/

The Frankfurt School and “political correctness”: Conspiracy to Corrupt
By Timothy Matthews – Catholic Insight March 2009
https://libertarianalliance.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/the-frankfurt-school-conspiracy-to-corrupt/

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Our sin sick nation

I hope you will give this video your full and prayerful attention.

Bishop Barron on Atheism and Assisted Suicide [8:46]

John 3 36

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Spiritual lessons with belly laughs

God can use anybody

Please don’t try to eat or drink while watching these!

“Home Depot/Dealing With An Atheist” Comedy By Mark Lowry [9:03]

  • “When you own the house, you ARE the maintenance man.”

“Mary And Jesus” By Mark Lowry [9:05]

  • “That line never worked for me. Mama said, ‘I’ll show you your father’s business!”

“Mary did you know?” sung by Mark Lowry [4:06]

  • I LOVE this song and he does it with such passion!

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See what love!

Best thing ever

“If you consider that God is righteous, you also know that everyone who acts in righteousness is begotten by him.  See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are.”
1 John 2:29-3:1

BABY smiling asleep

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God Messes with Angelina Jolie Right After Granting Miracle

A couple of days ago, Angelina Jolie recorded a video message distributed by Universal Pictures to explain why she would be conspicuously absent from promotional events prior to the release of her movie Unbroken on Christmas Day. She was stricken with Chicken Pox, apparently, during this critical time in the weeks before the release of the movie marking her directorial debut – a time usually filled with numerous high-profile interviews and studio events.

Just days before, stories like this one by Chrissythehyphenated, circulated about a desperate prayer made by Jolie during the final day of filming in Australia. The prayer was made very publicly and on her knees in front of the entire film crew and cast on set. Reportedly, the prayer was answered, because the rain stopped and director Jolie received just the exact amount of sunlight she needed to complete filming, and no more.

Few religious people can count on receiving this kind of spectacular response to a publicly-made prayer, but Jolie is very openly irreligious. Though she has expressed recent willingness to believe in a universal benevolent power, she’s never admitted to belief in a personal God who would be able to hear – or respond to – human prayer. This has resulted in some friction at times with her famous father, actor Jon Voight, who is a devout Catholic and has even played Pope John Paul II on the big screen.

Though once estranged, Jolie is currently close to her father. I wonder how their conversations are going while she convalesces. Are they discussing God’s sense of humor? Or perhaps his capacity to remind us that we are not in control? It seems to me that as we speculate on the nature of God, we should not be surprised when he attempts to explain himself to us, even if he does it by taking away something we want very badly right after he gives us exactly what we need.

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The religious underpinnings of Leftism

J-bob sent me a list of links about Josh Fox’s numerous lies about fracking. At one of them, I read an illuminating piece by Tom Shepstone excerpted here:

The truth is irrelevant for their purposes, only material to be cut from or pasted into the script when convenient. It reminds me of a forum discussion, in which I was engaged recently, where an anti-natural gas commenter argued the following:

Weak-minded individuals confuse facts with truth. Facts are merely data points, and data can be used to support just about any argument you care to make. When people want to distract you from a critical issue, they often attempt to push the debate into factual minutia. It’s a common rhetorical tactic in today’s American public forum.

Sadly, this is how so many of our activist friends think. It’s all about the narrative, the story and the theater for them – a way for them to tell us what they believe, rather than what they know. The entire debate, for them, is anything but a review of the evidence, the logic or the science. No, it’s about what they imagine to be true, what they have faith to be true. Facts that contradict are just distractions to them because they are committed, heart and soul, to one set of beliefs about what they see and don’t care to know anything else. Their minds have been captured in an ideological perspective that allows no dissent and dismisses all criticisms, all facts to the contrary and all possibilities of any other view.

Shepstone is talking about the fracking debate, but we’ve seen the same thing from Gore-acles, Obama-philes, Pro-Aborts, Atheists and on and on.

How to arrive at logical conclusions

It reminds me of something Dinesh D’Souza wrote about life after death:

The bottom line is that the atheist has no better proof that there isn’t life after death than the believer has that there is. Both groups are claiming knowledge that neither group actually possesses. For the atheist, no less than for the believer, it is entirely a matter of faith.

This equivalence between atheism and belief might seem equally damaging to both positions, but in fact it poses a much bigger problem for atheism.

First, the faith of the believer at least has a plausible source. That source is divine revelation as expressed in a sacred text. So the believer is trusting in what is held to be an unimpeachable source, namely God.

From where, by contrast, does the atheist get his faith? Who or what is the atheist trusting for the determination that there is no afterlife? To this, the atheist typically replies that he is trusting in reason.

[But] there are no controlled empirical experiments that can resolve the issue one way or the other. Consequently atheists [say,”The absence of evidence is evidence of absence.” … But this position] confuses “what is known by a given person under the circumstances” with “what is or is not the case.” …

“Not found” is not the same thing as “found not to exist.” … On the basis of the available facts, not only does the atheist not know what happens after death, he cannot possibly know. The absence of evidence is evidence of nothing.

Atheists like to think of themselves as the party of reason, advancing views that are based only on facts and evidence [when in reality they too hold] a faith-based position.

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