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Bombing Churches & John XXIII’s Diary
I want to support your efforts in rebuffing the jeans culture with some firsthand evidence.
I was born in 1961. My father supported our family with a retail clothing business specializing in "Clothes for the man who works." He also sold uniforms for working class men. As a boy, I helped him periodically; and I remember in the early '70s, that welders, carpenters, plumbers, gas station attendants, mechanics, and a myriad of other working class jobs still had sharp looking uniforms and specialized attire that suited their vocations.
Working class men didn't wear jeans, farmers and carpenters being the exception. In fact most companies forbade it! (We even had boxes of bow ties, and neckties, but by the '70s the revolution had seen to it that ties were seldom part of the working man's attire.)
By the late '70s his thriving business was going broke. The revolution helped destroy that whole trade.
It's a shame that the dignity of a working class job has been reduced in this way.
God bless you in the fight,
The movie Fireproof is again making the rounds in our local theater and I see it offered in the latest edition of the Ignatius Press catalog.
The Protestant thread of theology is very evident to me.
On the human level, it does have a feel good message when things work out well for Caleb and his wife. The father of Caleb makes a surprising confession and the challenge he proposes to his son in order to possibly salvage his marriage is practical. However, as a Catholic I did not sense anything Catholic about the movie.
This is about all I can say at this point.
Recently a friend sent me excerpts from a secret diary of John XXIII that is supposed to be handwritten accounts of visions of Christ and the ‘Madonna,’ as he calls her. They were supposedly found by a cleaning woman in a storage room at the Vatican. Fr. DeAngelo released some of the entries made between February 1959 and April 1963.
What is shocking to me is that, if true, he seems to be promoting creatures from outer space who will come to resolve the problems of man and bring peace and prosperity. I had always heard these creatures were devils. If the visions were true, it makes one wonder who it really was that was appearing to him.
There are many suspicious things, such as exact dates given. Also, there is no mention whether the Madonna showed her feet – Malachi Martin always said in the false apparitions Our Lady never shows her feet – which Scriptures says will trample the demon. At any rate, from the sound of what is said in these supposed apparitions, this is a Madonna without feet. Everything is the celebration of man and an earthly paradise – the Vatican II message.
Here are some of the prophecies:
MAY 19, 1962. From the heavens will appear the saviors. They will arrive on June 5, 1995 and begin their task of assisting the clearing and repair of the environment in the crippled countries. Many will fear these odd looking beings, but they come in peace and will, with God's guidance, transform earth from a charred spinning rock to a lush oasis in space. The survivors will flourish in a world without war, disease or hatred. My heart is finally at peace with the knowledge that there is hope for humanity.
JULY 2, 1962. The Madonna tells me this will be her final visit. It is a joyous one, for she shares tremendous news. As the year 1998 arrives, our heavenly friends will have shared much of their advanced knowledge. Mankind will at last wipe out most of its diseases and our life spans will increase to the length of those listed in the Bible. The visitors will also share the remarkable power of resurrection, and throngs of the wrongly-dead will rise again. Finally, a wondrous miracle will take place in the sky above New York City on December 25, 2000, when millions will witness the sensational appearance of a messiah who's going to announce the new beginning of a second paradise here on earth.
I was wondering what you thought of all this.
Thanks for your good work and daily postings.
Thank you for sending this document. Our opinion is this:
1. It is quite unlikely that John XXIII would have visions of Our Lady;
2. It is certain that Our Lady would never refer to “saviors” coming from Heaven and not mention Angels, or not refer their mission to the Redemption of her Divine Son;
3. The dates are wrong - in 1998 there was no special cure of any - much less all - of the great diseases; no great miracle happened in New York on December 25, 2000.
Therefore, this message is not objective, and should not be taken seriously.
If you want a most rigorous analysis, there is an infinitesimal chance that these visions actually occurred and it was the Devil who appeared. At times he spreads fake prophecies to mock the true ones.
The only thing that makes some sense to us in this document is the hypothesis tha extra-terrestrial aliens will come “to save” mankind from an imminent catastrophe. This is a common belief among partisans of UFOs, Theosophy, New Age, and also some Protestants adepts of the “rapture” theory.
We believe that these aliens are devils, who may be preparing some enormous bluff for men in order to have their prince, Satan, adored by as many people as possible.
TIA correspondence desk
Behold the "religion of peace" at work!
Here are two articles for your readers to consider. At Least 10 Killed as Suicide Bomber Attacks Catholic Church During Mass & Wearing a Cross Not a Requirement of Christianity, British Gov’t Will Argue in Court
Wow, if the "religion of peace" gets anymore peaceful, the world's non-Muslim population will be zero in the not too distant future, thanks to those peaceful Islamists!
Let me see if I understand this.
The "religion of peace" tells their followers to kill their enemies and Muslims are allowed to wear anything that they want, but Christians, who are told by Jesus to love their enemies by witnessing to their faith for the sake of a Kingdom NOT of this world, are restricted from wearing the symbols of their religion and from defending their beliefs for the sake of the moral order.
What's wrong here?
Easy answer, we're staring directly at the face of anti-Christian bigotry worldwide!