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You probably already know about the Seven Sorrows Devotion and Prayers to St.Jude but I want to remind you and hopefully the faithful Catholics that check your blog that they are not alone in the dark!
In this sorrowful times of great sin and confusion the demonic is rampant everywhere and I believe that with the scapular, with the rosary, and a true devotion to the Sorrows of Mary that they may truly be protected from demonic influences. http://www.themostholyrosary.com/appendix1.htm
In the same vain, in this time where the impossible has become possible (considering we have technology beyond our imagining and a Giant Planet inbound which is turning out climates upside down). I believe prayer to St.Jude is in need to help out in our times of great despair! http://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/prayer-to-st-jude.html
Thoughts from the Son of Cuban Emigrants | by Lorenzo Carrazana
With the death of longtime dictator Fidel Castro, the relationship between the United States and Cuba is now at the forefront of media attention. As the United States continues the process of restoring economic and political relations with Cuba, it is important to recognize that doing so would create a large stream of new revenue to a government that remains essentially a totalitarian state with an atrocious human rights record. The United States should strongly consider the morality of any change in policy that would further enrich the despotic Cuban government.
As the son of a Cuban exile, my family experienced life under the Castro regime. Like other communist nations, Cuba had no freedom of expression, no political freedom, no property rights, and was ruled by a murderous dictator. After the fall of the Soviet Union, nations that were once communist undertook significant reforms that greatly increased individual freedom. Cuba, however, did not implement such reforms. While the Castro brothers have somewhat relaxed their grip over the people in recent years, Cuba still remains one of the least free states in the world, second only to North Korea.
Nearly my entire family managed to immigrate to the United States, but some, including my great aunt, did not. Her experiences highlight the level of abuse from the government and the stark lack of freedom that the Cuban people experience to this day.
Several years ago, my great aunt needed cancer treatment. Given her advanced age, the Cuban government decided that it was not worth paying for the cancer treatment of a non-productive member of society and declined to treat her. (Bear in mind that many leftists right now are hailing Cuba for its “free healthcare.”) So, my extended family pooled our money together to fly her to the United States to get treatment. The Cuban government allowed her to come, but not her husband, as they feared they would defect if together.
During her time here, she told us many stories of life in Cuba. One in particular reveals the total lack of rights in this oppressive police state. In Cuba there are often food shortages. One day, while especially hungry, my great aunt and her roommate decided to do the unthinkable: Eat some mangoes from the tree in her yard. All property in Cuba is state owned, including fruit trees. After the deed was done, they feared the smell of the mango skins in the trash would alert the neighborhood watchman, whose job (among other things) included inspecting trashcans for “stolen” fruit. To solve this problem my great aunt was forced to bury the mango skins.
Such stories are not rare occurrences in a nation where civil rights and liberties are virtually non-existent. However, many of our nation’s top policymakers are advocating for open trade with Cuba. This raises the question, should the United States allow capital to flow into a nation and benefit a government that continues to brutally restrict the basic rights and freedoms of its people?
Proponents of more open relations argue that the increased trade will benefit the average Cuban. Under normal economic circumstances this would be true. Unfortunately, however, there is nothing normal about Cuba’s economic structure. Cuba operates under a dual currency system, with one currency (CUC) at a fixed 1:1 ratio with the U.S. dollar. The CUC was instituted in 1993 to fill Cuba’s quickly dwindling foreign currency reserves. The CUC is used by tourists and visitors to the island. The second currency, CUP, is used by the general population, and currently holds a 26.5:1 ratio with the CUC. Using the dual currency scheme, the Cuban government is able to “tax” the income of workers at about 97 percent. For example, if a tourist spends $100 at a state-owned resort, the government transfers the dollars into 100 CUCs. It then pays the Cuban employee 100 CUPs (worth less than $4) and keeps the difference, amounting to about 97 percent of the value. Under this policy, the overwhelming majority of foreign cash that would flow into Cuba from increased relations with the United States would be seized by the same government that oppressed my family and millions of other Cubans.
The death of Fidel Castro gives a sliver of hope that perhaps there will soon be an end to totalitarian rule in Cuba. Raul Castro, however, still rules the island with a strong grip. Until there is meaningful reform, the United States should carefully consider any policy changes that one-sidedly benefit the despotic Cuban government.
Hello Everyone,Please pray for the repose of the soul of my Grandmother Amelia Cifarelli http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/jerseyjournal/obituary.aspx?n=amelia-yolanda-cifarelli&pid=182867822&fhid=18296
May God reward your Charity.
Dear Eric I do watch your site on youtube and many others and I appreciate that you are the only one to have replied personally and so quickly. This tells me that you take your mission very seriously and that you must spend a great deal of your day and night keeping informed and up to date.
In my own search for The Truth, I take notice of all that you believe and am slowly but surely removing many sites that end up leaving me with doubt and suspicion. I believe that your are sincere although very exacting in what you believe.
God bless you Eric
Another interesting article about Maitreyas statue
Hi Eric, can you invite a priest on to your show to go thru all the saints that have said the final antichrist will be from Israel. Her is just one Saint Hippolytus.
Hi Eric here are some more writings that most Catholics don't know about because they are not being taught. It would be great if you had someone like Father Kramer go thru some of these.
I'm Krzysztof Laskowski (call me Kris) from Poland. I'm a Catholic blogger
and I would like to give you and the listeners some pieces of information
on the Polish perspective on the Apocalypse. It's strongly connected
to Mary the Mother of Jesus, the Queen of Poland, to Russia,
Germany, United Kingdom and the US.
I'd like to talk a bit about the history of Poland and its role as Antemurale Christianitatis,
about Marian miracles that took place in Poland, about recent
events connected and the role that Poland is to play in
the coming years. If you're interested, I'll send you a list of specific
things I'd like take on.
My blog is krzysztoflaskowski.salon24.pl.
Kris from Poland
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A short but informative piece. Finally we are facing some truths.
Sandra Fecht (recent TCk Radio quest)
Mélanie Calvat (1831-1904) Our Lady of La Salette declared to Melanie: "The Church will be in eclipse." "Eclipse" means hidden; covered up; seeming to disappear. The Holy Scriptures say: "Where there is Peter, there is the Church." Melanie understood that Peter would be hidden along with the Church, and that his "eclipse" would be a prelude to the disappearance of the Mass. For, in commenting on this part of the secret, Melanie said to the French Abbot Combe, "The Church will be eclipsed. At first, we will not know which is the true pope. Then secondly, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will cease to be offered in churches and houses; it will be such that, for a time, there will not be public services any more. But I see that the Holy Sacrifice has not really ceased: it will be offered in barns, in alcoves, in caves, and underground." Abbot Combe: "The Secret of Melanie and the Actual Crisis", Rome, 1906, p.137.
I wanted to thank you for the good work you are doing. As someone who is only recently beginning to see the enormity of the crisis in your Church, your website, audio, video and other media have been quite helpful as I try untangle the Truth from the lies.
I heard your plea for donations on a recent video. When I tried to donate using the button on your website, it wasn't clear how to set up a monthly recurring donation - using either a credit card or PayPal. If you have "for dummies" instructions for this "middle-age" less than competent in technical matters husband and father, it would be greatly appreciated.
Also, I think you mentioned that you might be available for those of us needing some advice via phone or skype. If so, how does that work?
Thanks again, Eric, and may God bless you and your apostolate.
East Wenatchee, WA
(aka the Catholic Desert)
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I have been listening to one of your YouTube videos this day after thanksgiving...
I have a question:
St. Pius X (20th century "I saw one of my successors with the same name taking to flight over the bodies of his brethren. He will take refuge in disguise somewhere; and after a short retirement he will die a cruel death. The present wickedness of the world is only the beginning of the sorrows which must take place before the end of the world."
Can you point me to a 1st source document?
Just so you know who I am...
I am a Catholic priest ordained under the old rite (though I am a bit younger). I consider myself orthodox... though you and I probably disagree on some things, though we agree on a lot of things.
What is absolutely true is that I grow more and more concerned with the Holy Father. HOWEVER, I am always reminded myself the care taken by David when dealing with King Saul... who can strike the Lord's anointed? I take great care and do my best to respect him. My point being, I do not lightly contradict him or make remarks about him... so therefore, I seek the Truth... because that is the only way to be able to stand in front of our Lord when the time comes, and I am held accountable for what I have done.
Second of all: can you give me what you consider to be the best book written on this particular subject?
God bless you,Fr. Tim H
Here is the PDF of “Chiesa viva” 499, December 2016.
The PDF can be unloaded on our website: www.chiesaviva.com
Dr. Franco Adessa
I guess when Francis says "Don't listen to Prophets of Doom" he also included the Prophets Jeremiah, Isaiah and all the other Old Testament prophets who warned the people to turn from their sinful ways or suffer the wrath of the Almighty. The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah in particular points out the severe judgment that awaits false prophets for leading God's people astray. God will not be mocked.
Hi Eric – I think you are doing some very nice work and will do my best to help. Someday I wouldn’t mind talking to you directly.
A few years back I first came into direct conflict with the Freemasonic sect -- and the war continues to this day. The experience turned me back to my traditional Catholic upbringing. And I learned that everything is within providence--no matter how bad things get, so long as we are in a state of grace, God pushes us in the right direction.
Here’s to success in the spiritual war that is before us,
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