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Now, why do you think they want to suppress the military vote, eh?

Obama’s “shared sacrifice…”
Collectivism. Centralized planning. Socialism.

Lay Catholics

As a Catholic who works in the trade association profession in the auto industry it was unsettling to hear President Obama claim that he saved the auto industry.  President Obama closed over 2,200 auto dealerships, which caused the losses of decades old family-owned businesses and over 120,000 jobs they provided.  The closures were allowed to happen under the false notion that auto dealerships were an expense on their auto maker.  The President ignored the fact that auto dealers are not an expense to automakers.  Auto makers own none of what you see at auto dealerships.  Auto dealers own all their property;  the cars and trucks, parts, buildings, land, signs, everything.  The dealerships pay their employee’s salaries and millions of dollars in taxes to state and local governments.  The manufacturer has nothing to do with any of these things.

Facts:

  • President Obama purposefully and unjustly took away 2,200 self-sufficient, family owned…

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Evangelical Pastor goes off on ‘Mr. Anti-Catholic-In-Chief’ in support of Cardinal Dolan

EDITOR NOTE: Um, despite being spiritually aberrant, I believe all card-carrying members of the ‘Church Militant’ will in some manner appreciate the phrase: prophetic butt-kicker“.

 Obama Disses America’s Pope, Cardinal Timothy Dolan

by Doug Giles

If Obama were wise he would really ramp up his misinformation machine. He should start giving away free weed, beer, hookers, tanks of gas, kazoos, Vaseline, stretch pants, whirly hats, Flowbees and ShamWows to anyone who promises to vote for him because he just ticked off stacks of Catholics even further by dissing Cardinal Dolan for the DNC.

Say “buh-bye” to a big ol’ voting block, Mr. Anti-Catholic-In-Chief.

Just like I can’t imagine any evangelical who can read and who remotely takes their faith seriously ever voting for BHO, I can’t imagine a sober Catholic giving this anti-biblical, anti-Constitution president the time of day.

Obama’s admin rages against pretty much everything Christians hold sacred. Stevie Wonder can see that.

But some of you will say, “But Obama loves the poor!” Oh, that’s why he’s created so many more of them in the last three and a half years. Garsh, I wondered what he was doing.

Look, I’m not a Catholic, but I sure dig Dolan’s chutzpah. It’s about time you guys got a U.S.-based prophetic butt-kicker who’s not beholden to big government but rather to a bigger God.

I wish to God more prissy evangelical leaders would call Obama out like Dolan has done. What a bunch of nutless wonders evangelicalism is littered with. Can we recall petrified pastors like the car industry recalls crappy vehicles, such as the Chevy Volt?

Get the rest here.

VIDEO: ObamaCare Mandate Is Worse Than You Think

If the following facts about Obamacare are accurate, how can the Obama administration be construed any other way other than being that of a force hostile to the basic cell of every society, the family?

Here’s the ObamaCare and its Mandates fact sheet

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Wall Street: Occupying the Minds of Useful Idiots — Big Ideas for Violent Government…

Well, at least this UCSC student actually “gets it.”

Hard to understand why exactly the Occupy Wall Street crowd is protesting money interests while simultaneously calling for the re-election of Barack Obama? Wall Street was a key contributor to Obama’s election campaign back in 2008, and the One-Term Prez was again prancing about various Wall Street fundraiser’s in New York just last week. Socialist ideologue Michael Moore probably has a better handle on what’s going on with the OWS crowd with his calls to abolish Capitalism… My guess is that 99% of the young students protesting the “1%’s” on Wall Street have no actual idea that their own minds have been occupied by various philosophies and  false ideologies the world has had to endure previously, namely, Atheistic Communism. The reality here me thinks is they are actually “Useful Idiots” for powerful Socialist forces seeking to further destabilize authentic free market systems that would never be caught dead in bed with the Federal Government, as is the case with Wall Street… The following video confirms that at least one of these “Useful Students” is okay with the idea of Government using violence for the cause, so I thought it might be beneficial to reveal the game plan from U. of M(arxism) coach, Saul Alinsky… Video follows the drivel…

“A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the capitalists. From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end capitalism, then into the third stage of reorganization into a new social order of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and finally the last stage — the political paradise of communism.”  S. Alinsky

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Enough said, eh?… Do you, like me, get the sense that these kids really don’t actually understand why the hell their at the protest to begin with? I sure don’t.

I’ll leave you with two realistic views of the future if this supposed non-violent movement would somehow actually come to fruition as envisioned by their masters. The first, from Vic Biorseth on how pseudo “Power To The People” movements like this one gravitates from representative government towards Socialism; and the second, a video revealing the true evil of Socialism as told by victims…

“As a society moves from representative government, or any form of government, toward Socialism there is a steady and relentless migration of political and economic power from the citizenry up to the central government. When total Socialism is achieved, the central government holds all political and economic power, and the people hold none.

The “Communist dream” promises to eliminate world hunger and poverty; it is a false dream, feeding a false ideology. Existing history proves that all Socialism has ever done is to kill many tens of millions of people, perhaps even hundreds of millions, and bring poverty, cruelty and brutality to whole nations and vast territories.”

Now, here’s the human cost:

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Hat/Tip Adam Kokesh

The complex stance on abortion of Catholic bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., prays the rosary Nov. 10 on the sidewalk in front of the E.M.W. Women's Surgical Center, an abortion clinic in Louisville. The archbishop prayed with about 300 pro-life supporters from Kentucky and southern Indiana. (CNS photo/Mary Ann Wyand, The Criterion) (Nov. 19, 2007) See KURTZ-CLINIC Nov. 19, 2007.

By Stephanie Block

People are so inconsistent.  Three years ago, Bishop Blase Cupich, then-ordinary of Rapid City, SD, wrote an article for America Magazine designed to help voters sort through the morass of conflicting opinions about the duties of a Catholic citizen in the voting booth.  In it, he penned this marvelous paragraph: “In the early 1960’s one bishop, Archbishop Joseph Rummel of New Orleans, excommunicated outspoken opponents of his plans to desegregate the archdiocesan schools, including a powerful local politician. In this he received the support of the Holy See whose spokesman, as reported by The New York Times, said that ‘any Catholic unwilling to admit the fundamental equality of all human beings…proclaims that he is not a Catholic.’”[i]

Given the context of recent elections, it’s tempting to apply the Bishop’s thought to the civil rights issue of our times: abortion.  It could just as truthfully be said of Catholic pro-abortion politicians as of Catholic racist politicians: “any Catholic unwilling to admit the fundamental equality of all human beings…proclaims that he is not a Catholic.”

One expects the rest of the article to either explain a warning of excommunication to all such politicians in the diocese (there is no warning) or to expound on the evils of depersonalizing a child in the womb and the moral claim of abortion on the Catholic voter (there is neither point to be made).

Rather, the Bishop – primarily concerned about the evil of racism – cautions that “Voting for a candidate solely because of that candidate’s support for abortion or against him or her solely on the basis of his or her race is to promote an intrinsic evil. To do so consciously is indeed sinful. That is behavior incompatible with being a Christian. To allow racism to reign in our hearts and to determine our choice in this solemn moment for our nation is to cooperate with one of the great evils that has afflicted our society.”
Now, Bishop Cupich has confronted pro-abortion politicians.  In 2002, when Senator Tom Daschle “wrote a letter encouraging financial contributions to the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, NARAL, specifically as a means of helping it support the election of candidates with pro-abortion positions,” the Bishop understood that the senator had not only aligned himself with the pro-abortion position of NARAL but “he has also made abortion THE issue of this year’s campaign.”
This “crossed the line and I cannot let it go unanswered,” Bishop Cupich wrote.

In response, he issued a statement to be read at all Sunday Masses in his diocese, explaining what Senator Daschle had done, reiterating the Church’s position about “the dignity of the human person: bringing human life safely into the world and protecting it until natural death” as well as a host of other related concerns, and urging his listeners to vote.[ii]
But confronting a pro-abortion politician and excommunicating one – despite BishopCupich’s admiration for Archbishop Rummel’s stance – are different matters.  During the 2008 US Catholic Bishops’ annual fall conference, a heated discussion about abortion and pro-abortion politics came back to the parallels between this issue and the problem of racism faced by previous generations. “’At some point this conference will have to address its reticence to speak to Catholic politicians who are not just reluctant, but stridently anti-life,’ said Bishop Joseph Martino of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Martino argued that in an earlier era, when some Catholic politicians supported racist laws, Catholic bishops of the time ‘spoke strongly and took canonical measures against them.’”
Bishop Cupich’s published contribution to the discussion was: “A prophecy of denunciation quickly wears thin….We need a prophecy of solidarity with the communities we serve and the nation we live in, which needs healing. We must be, and be seen to be, caring pastors as well as faithful teachers.”[iii]
Why does the depersonalization of infants in utero call for a substantially different response than was appropriate when American society depersonalized darker-skinned people?

Bishop Cupich now leads the Diocese of Spokane, Washington.  Today’s news brought the startling story that he told his priests and seminarians at a diocesan meeting[iv] that they cannot pray outside of Planned Parenthood, promote or organize peaceful protest outside Planned Parenthood in their parishes (naming 40 Days for Life specifically), or allow pro-life material to be distributed in their parishes unless it is published by the Washington State Conference of Catholic Bishops or the USCCB (which does support 40 Days for Life). “The reason he gave for his decision is that he does not want his priests being identified with ‘extreme’ pro-life persons”[v] such as those who “demonstrate with large, graphic photos of aborted babies.”[vi]

One doesn’t question the Bishop’s commitment to Church teaching but such judgments are confounding.  Is the fetus a person or not?  Was Jesus, the Man-God present in the world from the moment of the Annunciation or not until the Nativity?  If the answer is “yes,” then the consistent position is that excommunication of public Catholic opponents – a “prophecy of denunciation,” if you will – is imperative, just as it was when the depersonalization was a matter of race.  If the answer is “yes,” then the consistent position is that peaceful public witness – today’s abolition movement – against abortion is imperative.

But consistent people are rare.

Stephanie Block is a Spero columnist. She edits the Los Pequenos newspaper of New Mexico and is a member of the Catholic Media Coalition.
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[i] Blase Cupich, “Racism and the Election,” America Magazine, 10-27-08. Blase Cupichwas Bishop of Rapid City, S.D at the time of this writing.
[ii] Statement by Bishop Blase Cupich read at masses in the Diocese of Rapid City during the weekend of
November 2-3, 2002.
[iii] John L. Allen, Jr., “Bishops in agreement – and not in agreement – on abortion,” National Catholic Reporter, 11-12-08.
[iv] September 2011
[v] Mark Shea, “I don’t get Bp. Cupich,” Catholic and Enjoying It! Blog, 9-14-11.
[vi] Mary L. Harrell, “The Bishop and the pro-life brouhaha,” The Domestic Apologist blog, 9-12-11.  Harrell also reports that all pro-life political material be restricted from distribution in parishes.

RACING IN THE STREETS: Catastrophic Spending: Change You Can Believe In.

Stumping on behalf of Barack Obama during the 2008 Presidential contest, rocker Bruce Springsteen’s oft-heard plea to voters just before belting out his campaign anthem “The Rising” was, “I want my country back”. Well, we don’t know if the Boss got his country back or not, that’s up to him. But, what we do now know as this “Reign of Change” barrels on down the highway towards the 2012 election is this,”The Rising” was eerily prophetic… Which, might help explain why so many fans of “The Boss” used their “Cash For Clunkers” refund as down payments on one of these street racers…

EDITOR NOTE: The following article mentions the Tea Party and other Patriot groups organizing on the grass roots level for the upcoming 2012 election cycle. As a single-issue voter for life in defense of unborn children, I’ve been troubled recently by reported actions of Tea Party members preventing the pro-life message at Tea Party rallies. This site does not support nor advocate on behalf of any political party or candidate unwilling to defend the right to life… 

Catastrophic Spending: Change You Can Believe In.

Vic Biorseth, Thursday, April 28, 2011
http://www.Thinking-Catholic-Strategic-Center.com

We have contended in the past that much if not most of the economic problems America and the world are encountering may be purposely caused, by plan, involving multiple fraudulent, manufactured crises, and we have laid out our evidences. However, the economic situation is now beginning to get so precipitous that we might better focus on pure numbers, and leave motivations out of it altogether.

Let’s just look at what has happened, since January 2009 until today:

Item: January 2009 Today % Chg
Avg Retail Gasoline / gallon $1.83 $3.44 84%
Gold / troy oz $853.25 $1,369.50 60.5%
Corn, Yellow $3.56 $6.33 78.1%
Soybeans, No 1 $9.66 $13.75 42.3%
Sugar cane, raw $13.37 $35.39 164.7%
Unemployment, non-farm, overall 7.6% 9.4% 23.7%
Unemployment, blacks 12.6% 15.8% 15.8%
Number of Unemployed 11,616,000 14,485,000 24.7%
Federal Employees 2,779.000 2,840,000 2.2%
Median Household Income $50,112 49.777 -0.7%
Food stamp recipients 31,938,716 43,200,878 35.1%
Unemployment recipients 7,526,598 9,193.838 22.2%
Long-term unemployed 2,600,000 6,400,000 146.2%
Americans in poverty 39,800,000 43,600,000 9.5%
Failed banks 140 164 17.1%
US Dollar supply (M1) in billions 1,575.1 1,865.7 18.4%
Us Dollar supply (M2) in billions 8,310.9 8,852.3 6.5%
National debt in trillions $10.627 $14.052 32.2%

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When you put everything aside other than the raw numbers, you see that something absolutely must be done. Just considering debt alone, we have accumulated debt since January 2009 at a rate 27 times faster than our entire national history. Look less at the actual debt, which is bad enough on its own, but concentrate for a moment on the rate at which it is accelerating. If you were cruising along at 65 mpg and you were passed by a car going 27 times faster, that car would be doing about 7,555 mph.

To say this cannot be sustained is a radical understatement of the case. Of all the serious crises we face of various type – borders, unemployment, social, political, international, military, geo-political – this economic crisis is the one that is most likely to do us in as a nation.

The spending has got to be stopped.


At the grass-roots level, Tea Party and Patriot Group activities continue in recruiting volunteer citizen lobbyists in the local area. They are looking for people, perhaps retired, who can devote the time required to become a non-paid (and therefore non-registered) lobbyist, at the local and state levels. These volunteer lobbyists need to not only promote fiscal conservatism, but to find or identify, and promote and support citizen candidates for office, at all levels. The most important level, believe it or not, is the lowest. The local political arena is the seedbed, or the greenhouse, in which higher representatives are developed for higher office.

Organizers are looking to get citizens who will commit to camping out at town halls and attending all meetings; to getting familiar with office holders and contenders, and to getting the voice of conservatism heard. Large and small city halls, and the state house are all in need of knowledgeable citizens who are motivated enough to commit to this as if it were a job.

Most lobbyists, we have learned, are highly paid registered professional lobbyists, and a significant number of them are lovely young women. (I wonder why.) They get the attention of the holders of power, and they jealously hold it. They camp out at congressmen’s doors. But, we have learned, if you are not paid, you don’t have to register, and you can do the same thing, in a more decent and respectable way.

If you choose to do this, you will learn that the holders of power will tend to respect you and to listen to you in spite of all obstacles, because there is one thing they fear.

They fear the voters who you represent. The one thing they fear is political defeat.

Think about it.

Obama Administration Covering Up Abortion Data *Updated* — First time in 40 yrs, CDC’s “Abortion Surveillance Report” will not be published.

Let’s be clear: promoting science isn’t just about providing resources – it is also about protecting free and open inquiry. It is about letting scientists … do their jobs, free from manipulation or coercion, and listening to what they tell us, even when it’s inconvenient – especially when it’s inconvenient. It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda – and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology.

-President Obama, March 9, 2009.

“The Obama Administration has apparently ordered that the only Federal government report on abortion statistics … be deep-sixed.

READ: Obama Administration Covering Up Abortion Data *Updated* | RedState.

HT/JEFF MILLER

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Who is Paul Kokoski, and why is he so right? — A Church Divided

EDITOR: Found the following spot-on essay, “A Church Divided”, by Paul Kokoski on Pravda.ru this morning. A quick google doesn’t reveal who Paul Kokoski is, but one uncharitable woman describes our mystery man [here] such:

Paul Kokorski is a sick, deranged invidual in Hamilton Ontario Canada who routinely spews forth his evil opinions in the face of reality by sending his letters to editor and opinion pieces to newspapers around the world hoping to pull the wool over most editors’ eyes, even Pravada got foolled on this one. The man is the most unethical liar on Earth. Someone should investigate who he really is, if in fact that is his real name. To attack Christophher Hitchens this way just shows what a sick deranged person this Paul Kokosli is. He is a shame on all of unthinking Catholicism. He is not a Christian. He is sick sick man.

Ghost writer or not, Mr. Kokoski’s fine work gets re-presented here…

A Church Divided

When Our Blessed Mother appeared to Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa in Akita, Japan in 1973 she warned that “The work of the devil will infiltrate the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres (other priests). Churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.”

The word “diabolic” comes from the Greek “dia-boline” which means to tear apart, rend asunder. Anything, therefore, that breaks pattern, that destroys unity, that corrupts gestalt, that produces discord. That is the diabolic. Biblically speaking, the essence of the satanic or the diabolic is the hatred and contempt of the cross of Christ. We have it – the spirit of it – in the Catholic Church. Notice, for example, how much we have given up mortification, self-denial, discipline in schools, discipline in seminaries. The decline of the spirit of discipline is a hatred of the cross and, therefore, of Christ himself.

Pope Benedict XVI, in his 2010 homily for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, confirmed that the greatest damage threatening the church today is the pollution from within that is “eroding the integrity of the Mystical Body, weakening its ability to prophesy and witness, tarnishing the beauty of its face.”

Today we find numerous examples of this bickering and infighting among top members of our hierarchy. For instance, only recently public accusations of a sex abuse cover up were leveled by Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn of Vienna against Italian Cardinal Angelo Sodano, who served for 16 years from 1990 to 2006 as secretary of state, the Vatican’s second-most important position. According to protocol accusations made against a Cardinal are the sole competence (of judgement) of the pope.

There are also many open displays of opposition to church teachings by both priests and laity on issues such as the Holy Mass, women’s ordination, papal infallibility, contraception, homosexuality, abortion and obligatory celibacy. In April 2009 Georgetown University, in a disgusting public display of shame at the name of Jesus, covered over the monogram “IHS” to please U.S. President Barack Obama who no longer believes America is a Christian nation. In Phoenix, Arizona, Bishop Thomas Olmsted had to excommunicated Sister Margaret McBride, a nun and ethics committee adviser, for trying to justify a direct abortion in the first trimester.

We also see a variety of disturbing contradictions in the ways in which the faith is being practiced. For example, while the archdiocese of Denver had permitted a Colorado Catholic school to deny enrollment to a gay couple’s child, the Archdiocese of Boston, in a similar case, countered the decision of a local Catholic elementary school that denied admission to an 8-year-old child of a lesbian couple.

Also, while roughly one third of U.S. bishops strongly opposed President Barack Obama”s appearance at Notre Dame in 2009, about 2/3 of the bishops tacitly approved the visit giving the pro-abortion president a national platform to advance moral relativism. We see contradictions even in clerical dress – many priests and nuns refusing to wear their collars and habits as a visible sign of Christ in the world.

Indeed, our National Bishops Conferences’ have been unable to speak with a single unified voice on the simplest of issues such as that regarding the question of whether pro-abortion politicians should be allowed to receive Holy Communion. On this elementary and straightforward matter each U.S. bishop has been given the green light to set his own policy in his own diocese. This of course is a claim to “territorial morality” – in essence the same slogan and formula used by politicians who claim the right to lead a double life – a private life in which they supposedly oppose the evil of abortion and a public life in which they allow and even promote this evil in others. What form of mental ‘compartmentalization’ or bicameral thinking can allow intelligent thinking humans to rationalize this way when Scripture has it that “no man can serve two masters” (Matt. 6: 24)?

We also see a rise in fraudulent or nominally “Catholic” newspapers run by the laity and clergy alike such as Commonweal, America Magazine, The National Catholic Reporter, Catholic New Times, Prairie Messenger, and Conscience Magazine. Under the pretense of serving Vatican II they seek to maim the true Spirit of the Council. Even the Vatican newspaper L”Osservatore Romano (LOR) has, in recent times, veered from its main course in defending orthodoxy. Since Giovanni Maria Vian became its editor-in-chief the paper has become somewhat of an international scandal attempting to become relevant to an international pop culture that is increasingly decadent. In 2009, for example, LOR published an article by Archbishop Rino Fisichella entitled “On the Side of the Brazilian Girl” which falsely claimed that direct abortion could be morally justified and its evil mitigated in some “extreme circumstances”.

Coming to the fore also today are several fraudulent “Catholic”groups seeking to overthrow in anarchistic fashion the church hierarchy in favor of a people’s democracy. Some of these are Catholics for a Free Choice, We Are Church, Voice of the Faithful, Catholic Network for Women’s Equality, Catholic Women’s Ordination. These groups tactfully use the mass media to deliberately misrepresent Catholic teaching in the public square. Added to these groups are various and spurious charities and health organizations such as Development and Peace and the U.S. Catholic Health Association which are known to support several pro-abortion and pro-homosexual groups. Under the tutelage of Sister Carol Keehan, the U.S. Catholic Health Association became hugely instrumental in helping to bring into law President Obama’s anti-life health care reform.

These are not isolated cases of internal division threatening the church. Indeed Cardinal George of Chicago recently lamented the rise of a “parallel magisterium” seeking to destroy the faith completely from within. This is all the work of the diabolic, the satanic. We can have no tolerance the devil. Bishops have to vigorously, uncompromisingly, and publically condemn these false and shady groups with an unambiguous and unified voice that is both heard and understood.

Pope John Paul II, as Karol Cardinal Wojtyla, warned in 1976, during a visit to Germany: “We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through… We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel…we must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not too distant future, trials that will require us to be ready to give up our lives.” St. Paul himself writes in his Letter to the Ephesians: “for we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present world of darkness, against the evil spirits in the heavens” (cf. Eph 6: 12).

Pope Benedict XVI, as Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, continued this theme stating in 1997 that the Church in coming years “will assume different forms. She will be less identified with the great societies, more a minority Church; she will live in small vital circles of really convinced believers who live their faith. But precisely in this way she will, Biblically speaking, become the salt of the earth again.”

The Gospel speaks of the Church as a whole and of her indemnity from the forces of evil in their full and profound sense. Jesus has thus promised us that “the powers of death shall not prevail against” the Church. To procure and safeguard this remnant flock and achieve victory during this time of great persecution and purification we need to set out immediately on the mountainous path to the good where we will discover more and more the beauty that lies in the efforts demanded by truth.

Three powerful weapons we can use against Satan are: I) The Holy Name of Jesus. That is a name that Satan cannot stand. Because in the name of Jesus every knee will bend in the heavens, on the earth and under the earth. 2) The invocation of the blood of Christ. We are saved by the blood of Christ and therefore in temptation we should call upon his blood for without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin. 3) Devotion to our Blessed Mother, for at the beginning in the book of Genesis we are told it was the seed of a woman that would crush the seed of Satan.

Indeed, the rains are here and the pope’s ship is already sailing. Those who do not climb aboard the barque of Peter while there is still time will be left behind as in the days of Noah.

Paul Kokoski

Canada

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