Every single day, twice a day, I say the following words on my knees with my hands together in prayer: “but deliver us from evil” as part of The Lord’s Prayer we Catholics and Christians were all taught to pray.
What do the lives of Wenjian Liu, Rafael Ramos, Wade Gray and “The Boys of Pointe du Hoc” all have in common? Liu and Ramos were the two New York City Police Officers executed on the streets of Manhattan yesterday. Gray was a US Airman killed during the Bay of Pigs. And The Boys of Pointe du Hoc, most of them teenagers, were the 225 Army Rangers who scaled vertical cliffs on D-Day directly into the fire of the 50 caliber machine guns that ripped 135 of them apart…inspiring these words from President Reagan’s famous tribute; Gentlemen, I look at you and I think of the words of Stephen Spender’s poem. You are men who in your “lives fought for life . . . and left the vivid air signed with your honor.”
Is it possible to find two human beings who did more in tandem to fight for and protect “life and honor” for the 21st Century than President Reagan and Pope John Paul II? Good Sunday Morning Dear Friend!
Obama & Francis Are Delivering Us TO Evil!
If the 20th Century headline “Life and Honor” belongs to Reagan and Paul II, then the fledgling 21st Century headline “Communists Win Big Twice in One Day” has to go to Obama and Francis. Perhaps the next generation will look back on the 21st Century as the century of “New Normals”? The restoration of “diplomatic relations” between the United States and Cuba has been referred to as “normalized” relations. Ben Shapiro chose the word “manipulation” to describe the Pope’s intervention…which would seem to rule out any thought of it being a “Divine” intervention! Where in the world do you suppose all of these new normals are coming from anyway?
There are some saying that President Obama, Mayor de Blasio and Al Sharpton all have the blood of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on their hands for inciting the “Death to the Cops” demands that were accommodated by the forces of Evil yesterday. I would agree and add that their deaths are the direct result of a full retreat from the “Life & Honor” legacy of Reagan and Paul II to the new-normal world doctrine of “Capitulation & Appeasement” a la Obama and Francis. The Ends Justify the Means has just married Church & State in a new alliance of un-holy matrimony! Only Evil is capable of such dark nuptials! Welcome to the 21st Century Dear Friend. Know who you serve…
Find the Communist:
- The Church in Cuba has always proclaimed Jesus Christ, even if at times she has had a scarcity of priests and has had to do so in difficult circumstances. I wish to express my admiration for so many of the Cuban faithful for their fidelity to Christ, to the Church and to the Pope, as also for the respect they have shown for the more genuine religious traditions learned from their elders, and for the courage and persevering spirit of commitment demonstrated in the midst of their sufferings and ardent hopes.~ Pope John Paul II 1998
- The truth is a desire of the human person, the search for which always supposes the exercise of authentic freedom… [some] wrongly interpret this search for the truth, leading them to irrationality and fanaticism; they close themselves in ‘their truth,’ and try to impose it on others. ~ Pope Benedict 2012
- Economic progress could be achieved through “the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the state, as well as indispensable cooperation between the private sector and civil society.” and Inequality is the root of social evil. ~ Pope Francis 2013