Cardinal Sean O’Malley on Fatima, JPII, Muslims

US Cardinal Sean O’Malley told scores of thousands of pilgrims in Portugal that Our Lady of Fatima had spared Pope John Paul II’s life from an assassin’s bullet so that he could help “topple the Iron Curtain” of Soviet communism.

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Editor’s note: Now … who do we have to shoot to fix the malevolent “Spirit of Vatican II”?

Exorcist priest provides tips for defeating the forces of darkness.

He reminds people that exorcism is a prayer and, as such, Christians can pray to liberate a soul or place from the Devil. However, three things are needed.

“The Lord gave them (the Apostles) an answer that also for us exorcists is very important. He said that overcoming this type of demon, you need much faith, much prayer and much fasting. Faith, prayer and fasting.”

“Especially faith, you need so much faith. Many times also in the healings, Jesus does not say in the Gospel it is me who has healed you. He says, you are healed thanks to your faith. He wants faith in the people, a strong and absolute faith. Without faith you can do nothing.”

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Catholic S-E-X

Our bodies hold the answers to all of life’s questions.  Decoding these answers is at the heart of John Paul II’s Theology Of The Body.  More than a commentary on human sexuality the Theology Of The Body is a delivery system for the sacramental-liturgical world view.  With the Theology Of The Body as our starting point this program, A Body Of Truth, will reach deep into the sum total of the Church’s wisdom, the Scriptures, the human experience and irrefutable science to put together a vision of the human person; “an adequate anthropology” as the late Pope John Paul II himself called it.  Welcome to A Body Of Truth.

Father Thomas J. Loya

Notice: A Body Of Truth deals with issues of human intimacy using clear and frank language. Some programs may not be suitable for listeners of all ages.

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Reminding Us Who We Are

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During a recent lecture, George Weigel, the noted Catholic writer, professor, and the official biographer of the late Pope John Paul II, briefly spoke about the Pope’s pivotal role in support of the Polish Labor Union “Solidarity” … which of course, led to the liberation of the Polish people, the eventual demolition of the Berlin Wall, the liberation of Eastern Europe, and a few years later … on August 15th … the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary … to the fall of the Soviet Union.

Mr. Weigel explained that when John Paul II addressed the Polish people (and indirectly, General Jaruzelski, who threatened to put down any rebellion, using force, if necessary) the Pontiff invoked the power of the Holy Spirit, and then he simply reminded the Polish people precisely WHO they WERE.

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According to the site mentioned above: The Pope’s epic June 1979 pilgrimage to his homeland there were nine days on which the history of the 20th century pivoted. In those forty-some sermons, addresses, lectures, and impromptu remarks, the Pope told his fellow-countrymen, in so many words:

“You are not who they say you are.
Let me remind you who you are.”
“It is not possible to understand the history
of the Polish nation without Christ.”

By restoring to the Polish people their authentic history and culture, John Paul created a revolution of conscience that, fourteen months later, produced the nonviolent Solidarity resistance movement, a unique hybrid of workers and intellectuals – a “forest planed by aroused consciences,” as the Pope’s friend, the philosopher Jozef Tischner once put it.

And by restoring to his people a form of freedom and a fearlessness that communism could not reach, John Paul II set in motion the human dynamics that eventually led, over a decade, to what we know as the Revolution of 1989.

In this election year, when many of the the choices seem to be so limited and so uninspiring, it would be useful for each and every one of us to remember who we are … in Christ.

     George Weigel

Here’s a link to George Weigel’s blog:

http://georgeweigel.blogspot.com/