Is the Pope in Danger From Militant Muslims?

The Battle of Lepanto

The Battle of Lepanto

(This is a guest column by Dan Lynch, of Dan Lynch Apostolates. It is particularly timely as the world is at a tipping point with how it will deal with Islamic radicalism. Regulars here know that Lynch is a deeply valued regular here and occasional guest columnist.)

 By Dan Lynch

Do you watch television from your easy chair or read the bad news as militant Muslims continue their barbaric rampage across the world killing innocent Christians and Jews?

Do you dignify some of them by calling them ISIS? ISIS is an acronym for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. However, they are not a legitimate state in the family of nations and should not be dignify by being called a state.

They are the fruit of modern militant Islam which brazenly showed itself to the world on September 11, 2001. Osama bin Laden deliberately chose that date to avenge the last great defeat of the militant Muslims at Vienna on September 11, 1683.

On September 11, 1683, 15,000 Viennese had been under siege of 140,000 militant Muslims since July 16th. Pope Innocent XI recognized the danger posed by them and called on all the rulers of Central Europe to unite against their common enemy and save Vienna.

On the verge of the militant Muslims annihilation of the city, on the evening of September 11, Polish King Jan Sobieski arrived leading a force of 40,000 Poles and their German and Austrian allies. They defeated the militant Muslims within hours, drove them from the city on September 12 and saved Vienna and Europe from the militant Muslims planned conquests.

 As you watch the barbaric scenes of the militant Muslims these days on your television screens or read about them in the bad news, do you cringe in worry, fear and anxiety? Do you feel guilty and helpless to do anything about it? A good start would be for all of us to watch and read less and pray more.

Do you wonder what the militant Muslims want?

islam radicals9/11 was the opening scene produced by militant Muslims in their planned modern drama to conquer the entire world for Islam. Since 9/11 there have been over 15,000 deadly terrorist attacks carried out by them worldwide.

Ronald Reagan had a great insight to the dangers of militant Muslims. He wrote in his autobiography, “I don’t think you can overstate the importance that the rise of Islamic fundamentalism will have to the rest of the world in the century ahead-especially if, as seems possible, its most fanatical elements get their hands on nuclear and chemical weapons and the means to deliver them against their enemies.”

Just last week, militant Muslims continued their conquests across the world. This is what they did last week:

Militant Muslims from Nigeria continued their killing and kidnapping in their attacks on innocent villages in Nigeria and in neighboring Cameroon. They have caused almost 200,000 people to flee into Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

Militant Muslims launched several attacks across Iraq where they have caused over 1.25 million people to flee their country.

Militant Muslims caused Saudi Arabia, Germany and Italy to close their embassies in Yemen, following the United States and other nations. We have now left Yemen as an open country and a base for militant Muslims to continue their conquests across the world.

Militant Muslims released a video which showed their claimed beheading of 21 Egyptian Christian Coptics on a Libyan beach.

Militant Muslims say that the conquest of Rome is also on their agenda, towards their conquest of the entire world in accordance with their fundamental interpretation of the Koran.

After the mass beheading slaughter of the 21 Egyptian Coptics, a militant Muslim raised his knife and said that they would “conquer Rome.” Security at the Vatican and across Italy was increased this week because of a higher risk of attack by militant Muslims.

The head of the Vatican’s Swiss Guard confirmed additional precautions had been taken to ensure the safety of Pope Francis. “What happened in Paris with the Charliemounted crusader Hebdo attacks could also happen at the Vatican. We are ready to intervene to ensure Francis is protected,” Christoph Graf told Italian daily Il Giornale.

Militant Muslims believe that the world is headed towards “The Great Battle” to be held at Dabiq, Syria. Dabiq is the Syrian town where Mohammed supposedly predicted that the armies of Islam and “Rome” would meet for the final battle that will precede the end of time and the triumph of Islam.

In the 16th century, militant Muslims were on the verge of defeating all of Christendom. Pope Pius V called Christendom to a Rosary Crusade and for an alliance to defeat the invading Muslims. The Christian and Muslim fleets met on October 7, 1571, at Lepanto, off the coast of Greece. Before moving to the attack, the 65,000 Christian sailors continually prayed the Rosary.

The first Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was in the Christian fleet’s flagship under the command of Admiral Andrea Doria. The image was sent by the Archbishop of Mexico City to King Philip II of Spain. The King directed that it be placed in the Admiral’s cabin. In the midst of the battle the Admiral reportedly knelt before the image and begged Mary’s help.

Through the prayers of the Rosary, the Christians won the battle and freed over 10,000 Christian galley slaves from the Muslim ships. The Muslim fleet and its threat to Christendom was defeated.
The Venetian Senate wrote to the other States which had taken part in the battle, “It was not generals nor battalions nor arms that brought us victory, but it was Our Lady of the Rosary.”

October 7, the date of the Battle of Lepanto, is now the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Let us now watch less television, read less bad news and pray more. Let us take up the Rosary and devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe and implore her to intercede for our fearlessness and hope, for the conversions of the Muslims to the one true God and to bring peace in our time.

Our Lady of Guadalupe told St. Juan Diego, “Listen and let it penetrate your heart, my dear little son, let nothing discourage you, nothing depress you. Let nothing alter your heart or your countenance. Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the folds of my mantle? In the crossing of my arms? What else do you need?”

Militant Muslims believe that they are fighting a cosmic war in which they are the agents of good who may destroy us, the “evil” others, by any inhuman and barbaric means. Our response is to love them and pray for them as Jesus taught us to do.

Let us pray the United States Bishops’ Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe, being ever mindful of their invocation for day nine: “God of power and mercy, you blessed the Americas at Tepeyac with the presence of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe. By her prayers enable all people to accept each other as brothers and sisters. Instill justice in our hearts that your peace may reign in the world. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.” See the novena here.

Click here to see the source of Victory at Vienna.

Click here to see the source of Week of Barbarism.

Click here to see the source of Cosmic War.

About charliej373

Charlie Johnston is a former newspaper editor, radio talk show host and political consultant. From Feb. 11, 2011 to Aug. 21, 2012, he walked 3,200 miles across the country, sleeping in the woods, meeting people and praying as he went. He has received prophetic visitation all his life, which he has vetted through a trio of priests over the last 20 years, and now speaks publicly about on this site. Yet he emphasizes that we find God most surely through the ordinary, doing the little things we should with faith and fidelity. Hence the name, The Next Right Step. The visitations inform his work, but are not the focus of it. He lives in the Archdiocese of Denver in the United States.
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111 Responses to Is the Pope in Danger From Militant Muslims?

  1. Cecilia says:

    In Mark’s Gospel, chapter 9 verse 29, Jesus tells his apostles that some kinds of demons can only be cast out with prayer AND fasting. Isn’t this what Our Holy Mother has been asking of us long before the escalation of terrorism? We (I) are indeed slow to hear… It is never too late to begin or at least begin again.

    The question was “Is the pope in danger?” I suppose we are to assume the answer is yes?

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    • Pete says:

      I can picture the robot from the old TV series “Lost In Space” pacing up and down the great hallways of the Vatican flinging it’s arms around screaming “danger Will Robinson (Pope Francis), danger!!!” Danger from those close to him who plot against him. Lk:22,47 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple guard, and the elders, who had come for him, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come with swords and clubs? Every day I was with you in the temple courts, and you did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour — when darkness reigns.” Then seizing him, they led him away…
      Others put Jesus to death, but it was one who was in the inner circle, a confidant, who handed Him over. Militant Muslims are a clear and present danger. No question. But the agents who plot in secret, agents on the “inside”, are even more of a danger. They are tools of the satan and they have chosen, willing or not, the darkness. My intuition/heart tells me that soon the satan will once again have his “hour of darkness”. Pope Francis will follow in the steps of Christ and be put to death. Darkness. Then the Church will be purified in blood. This is what I believe Charlie is preparing us for, the storm/battle. Is the Pope in danger? Certainly. But NOTHING can touch our Pope (or us for that matter) until God allows it so.
      “And be not afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Mt 10,28.

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      • connie says:

        It is a sobering thought, Pete, that we all should prepare ourselves to stand ready to give our mortal lives over for Christ. I have some times wondered if our Pope himself has prepared for a martyrs death by some of the things he has said.(sorry can’t give any examples at the moment-maybe someone with a sharper memory than mine may). And certainly betrayal is a bitter drink.

        on a lightetr note, you must be a 60’s kid like me to remember Danger! Danger! Will Rogers! And that conniving little good for nothing coward Dr. Smith was it? I’ve often wondered what happened to the copyright laws or whatever laws the movies industry has that keeps those good old series like Lost in Space from giving us the reruns. I would love to watch those episodes again, those and Haji(only name that comes to me rught now-end of day-having fried brain for late nite snack) the kid from India with an American friend?anyways i thought it was a nifty liitle cartoon.Oh an Mighty Mouse too- he used to have me standing on the couch hollering or was that Underdog? Oh Well, miss ’em all……in some ways each era was the “Glory Days” to those of us coming to be.

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        • Pete says:

          yup, 1963, Connie! Oh, its Will Robinson, not Rogers. You probably got it mixed up with Buck Rogers 🙂 Lassie was an all time favorite. Every Friday night my mom would make us kids egg salad sandwiches for dinner and we would watch Lassie as a family. “what did you say girl??? Johnny fell in the well and needs help? Ruff, ruff! Ok,let’s go get dad……” Love it!
          See you on Calvary. Peace to you and yours!

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        • Mick says:

          Warning, Charlie–I just noticed that when you click on the links for the commercials that I linked to in my previous post and watch the commercials, the thing that kicks up at the end of the commercial is seriously objectionable and basically pornographic. I have no idea why a Soviet-bashing Highland Appliance commercial from the ’70s or ’80s gets associated with soft porn on YouTube, but feel free to completely scrub my previous comment with the commercial links. I do not want to cause any scandal or lead anybody into sin. Sorry about that; it was innocently done, but still awful.

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          • charliej373 says:

            Thanks, Mick, for picking that up. I do not check all links if they come from trusted commenters, so that would have gone through. With the ubiquitousness of trash on the Internet, it is almost inevitable that some will get through. But if we guard against it and delete it as soon as it comes, we will do well. Your awareness may have spared someone a temptation.

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  2. Phillip Frank says:

    I had a dream last night that I was being interrogated by a Islamic extremist.
    I was explaining to him how we had similar beliefs and goals, but different methods.
    That we believed in one God, desired Him to rule on earth and
    thought now was the time of its fulfillment but that we Christians believe that it was to be accomplished with love but that they believe it was to be accomplished by death.

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    • Mack says:

      Phillip we do not have similar beliefs to Muslims.Our beliefs are very, very different from theirs. Pope Benedict analyzed it carefully in his Regensburg address. Muslims do not believe that God governs the world according to reason. So they think he could command us to do evil in his name and it would be fine. That is the deeper reason they commit atrocities.

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    • Mick says:

      I had an awful dream 2 or 3 nights ago, in which ISIS was on American soil and was convincing neighbors to turn each other in, in order to be executed. I woke up praying the Hail Mary with the Flame of Love addition. I prayed it over and over for maybe 10 minutes, but I couldn’t get the terrible dream out of my mind.

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  3. Marita says:

    Excellent and insightful column, thank you Mr. Lynch!

    On Sunday at Mass while our pastor was giving his homily, which wasn’t anything I can remember, I started getting angry that none of our priests are talking about the daily martyrdom by our Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East and Africa. They should be getting up there weekly and stating the estimated numbers for the week of martyrs, what an OUTRAGE! They get up there and do their flowery, shallow homilies that everyone forgets within minutes. I was thinking that when persecution and martyrdom becomes a daily occurrence here in the U.S. will they be silent like most of the churches in Germany were while Hitler was rising? What will our priests say and do when it’s our turn?

    Okay, my rant is done. Charlie, I had typed a comment in your last post but it didn’t go through for some reason so I’ll make this real short. I was writing about Israel and it’s coming confrontation with Iran. We all know God will never permit Israel to be destroyed but I keep hearing from different media sources that Israel will attack Iran before the Israeli elections in two weeks, and if not then, then by the March 31st deadline for the nuke deal with Iran. Of course, no one has ever been correct in predicting an Israeli attack, but just last week we hears that Saudi Arabia has given Israel permission to use their air space for the attack. The one good thing out of this turmoil has been the Saudi’s and Egypt, Jordan and the UAE are all willing to help Israel against Iran, because something has to be done about them. What are your thoughts on Israel and Iran.

    Thanks,

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    • charliej373 says:

      I am developing a column on it…but my first line is to be something along the lines of, “When Saudi Arabia is eagerly supporting the Israeli Prime Minister while the American President is trying to undermine him, you know we are in deep, uncharted waters…”

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      • CrewDog says:

        The Saudis helping out Israel would be something but it would have to be kept “Real Quiet” as most of the Muslim world has been raised with a hatred of the Jews. The Saudi King is also referred to as The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and their will be Muslim blow-back. Publicly the Saudis and any other “Helpers” would have express “Outrage” over any attacks by Israel. I’m guessing that the IAF needs more than just overflight privileges. They will need a post strike base for fuel and repair of battle damage and/or a base to stage tankers. Considering the animosity of Obama, Democrat Party and Left-Wing Media, keeping “Secrets” of IAF attack plans will be very difficult. The Israeli Navy has some subs with missile launch capability too.
        GOD GUIDE AND BLESS ISRAEL AND ALL HERE!

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        • charliej373 says:

          CrewDog, a prominent Saudi columnist, Dr. Ahmad al-Faraj, wrote a public column in the daily Al-Jazirah newspaper publicly urging support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and publicly condemning President Obama as “one of the worst American presidents.” As you know, this does not happen in Saudi Arabia without the approval of the royal family. Such a situation does create internal and potentially destabilizing pressures from radical Jihadists – which is why some Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia have absolutely COUNTED on U.S. resolve while giving lip service to Islamic talking points while quietly giving some help. In this case, they are publicly encouraging Israel and condemning Obama. That can only be because they are terrified of the consequences of a nuclear Iran and know the deal Obama seeks will facilitate that – and war – and so they risk the destabilization. That gives you a clue how awesomely bad this really is. If foreign policy bungles were an Olympic event, this would compete with the Munich Accords for the gold medal.

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          • The Saudis have been working with Israel for a long time. They know very well that they need the US and Israel to keep the fragile equilibrium of the region against the imperial ambitions of Iran. Thank you, Jimmy Carter for helping the ayatollahs BTW (/sarcasm.) Charles is right in saying that we are in deep uncharted waters but God knew of this time before it actually happened and He is going to lead us through as usual. We were talking about the book of Esther. There Haman and his party planned the extermination of the Jews from all of the Persian Empire. He is a figure of Islam who is defeated in his first move against Mordecai — at that point his family warns him to withdraw because of the ‘bad omen’ but Haman continues anyway and his scheme is unveiled by Queen Esther. Haman is hanged in the very gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. It is quite obvious that there are larger forces at play here behind ISIS. The “Arab spring” sponsored by the Clinton State Dept. was the first phase of the big move to destabilize the whole Middle East for some purpose that has not been revealed yet. One of the objectives of that despicable ilk is to eliminate Christianity and Constitutional political forces in the US. I guess they plan to use the Muslims for that and then throw them under the bus. It is an idiotic plan, pretty much like Hitler’s invasion of Russia but they are going to cause a lot of damage. Rome is a relatively easy objective. For all purposes southern Italy is demilitarized and a blitzkrieg attack could succeed. But the most likely thing to happen is a massive intifada across Europe. The current US rules, Emperor Hesitatious Erroneous the Great will do nothing to help, Putin will move in the tanks to ‘save’ Europe and God knows what will happen after that.

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          • Barbara Dore says:

            like, for carlos caso rosendi

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      • donna269 says:

        Oh MY 🙂

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    • texasooz57 says:

      Marita, while I certainly agree with you about the superficial content of some priests’ homilies and the need to hear from the pulpit about the daily martyrdom of fellow Christians, your criticism saying,…”when persecution and martyrdom becomes a daily occurrence here in the U.S. will they be silent like most of the churches in Germany were while Hitler was rising?” needs a little revision, I think.
      I would respectfully submit that it would be more accurate to say…”will they be silenced like most of the churches in Germany were while Hitler was rising?” As it has come to my attention while I was living in Germany and visiting places like the Dachau Concentration Camp that many priests did speak out against the Nazi regime and consequently were imprisoned, tortured, and died for it. Dachau was the first prison camp in Germany run by the SS. It was the main place for the imprisonment of over 2,700 clergymen, 95% Roman Catholic, both German and non-German. The link… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priest_Barracks_of_Dachau_Concentration_Camp
      gives more information. (Also a booklet written by Bishop Johannes Neuhausler, a prisoner survivor, called “What was it like in the Concentration Camp at Dachau? An Attempt to come closer to the truth” which can be purchased at the camp directly, gives a chilling, personal, eye-witness account.)
      Also Father Gordon MacRae talks about how “325 Catholic priests representing every diocese in Germany were arrested and sent to prison” by the Nazis in 1937 apparently in retaliation for the priests’ speaking against the Nazi regime from the pulpit. Here is an excerpt from These Stone Walls…
      http://thesestonewalls.com/gordon-macrae/catholic-scandal-and-the-third-reich-the-rise-and-fall-of-a-moral-panic/
      “It all has a terribly familiar ring. Though “moral panic” wasn’t a term used in 1937, it describes exactly what Joseph Goebbels was called upon by the Third Reich to create. And the propaganda campaign, like the current one, had nothing to do with protecting children. It was launched by the Third Reich because of a 1937 Papal Encyclical by Pope Pius XI entitled “Mit brennender Sorge” – “With burning concern” – in which the Pope condemned Nazi ideology. According to Matthew Cullinan Hoffman of lifeSiteNews.com, the encyclical was smuggled out of Rome into Germany and read from every pulpit in every Catholic parish in the Reich.”
      So I think it is very telling that history is repeating itself and the satan is very active with regards to spreading its evil with the propaganda of the establishment media just like Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda did for the Third Reich.
      I wonder how many Catholic priests and other clergymen will go to prison, tortured, or be silenced by martyrdom this time if they speak the truth from the pulpit?

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      • charliej373 says:

        Thank you, Texas. Jews were the primary targets of the Nazi terror, but Catholic clergy, gypsies, and the physically handicapped were also comprehensively targeted. St. Maximilian Kolbe was one of the many priests to be executed in a Nazi starvation chamber. St. John Paul went to a secret seminary in Poland – secret because the Nazis would execute any they caught studying for the priesthood…and some of St. John Paul’s classmates were, indeed, caught and executed.

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      • Kati says:

        Unfortunately, much of the history regarding the imprisonment, torture and death of Catholics and some other Christians during WWII is now missing from textbooks. Almost all of our present textbooks have been horribly revised to reflect a more secular, *progressive* view. Many of the current texts are nothing more than ideological propaganda. Let us pray that education is completely reformed after the rescue.

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      • Marita says:

        Thank you Texas and Charlie. After I hit the post button I regretted that comment about the churches being silent because I do know that there were many, many instances where the priests and ministers, such as Detrich Bonhoffer, forgive me if the spelling of his name is incorrect, and of course I know about St. Maximillian Kolbe, and the brave seminarians in Poland. This is what happens when you write something in the heat of the moment and not stop to think it out intelligently first. Lesson learned.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Ha, Marita, I learned long ago when I first started writing a public column that when I said something ill-considered there, I did it in front of God and everybody. All you need is to get your fingers scorched a few times and you get more careful about it. But alas, I have been writing for a public audience at some level or other for 30 years now – and I still say something really dumb from time to time. It does help to develop a healthy humility.

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      • CrewDog says:

        Tyrants hate what they can’t control! Tyrannies are always composed of a minority group of Know-It-Alls, Narcissists and those who lust power/$$$. They eventually fail when the majority “Vomits Them Out” ……… usually after much blood, tears and unpleasantness ;-(
        Any wonder why Tyrants are intolerant of Armed Citizens, Free Press (Internet/Talk-Radio), those that stockpile Gold/Food/Ammo ……….. and especially those that put their Faith in a Just God above faith in the State. In the USA our Founders did their best to prepare, warn (Letters/Federalist Papers) and protect (Constitution/Bill of Rights) us. They knew such a day as is upon US would … Evil this way comes!
        GOD SAVE THE REPUBLIC AND ALL HERE!

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  4. Sue says:

    So you’re saying I should behave and say my rosary, and not stand around on a street corner with a sign that says “FREEDOM WILL DOMINATE THE WORLD!!! SHARIA LAW CAN GO TO HELL!”?! 😀 I will behave, and say my FOL rosary, for the record, although I do have a history of making inflammatory protest signs…

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    • charliej373 says:

      Actually, I rather like your signs, Sue. If you make an extra I’ll hold one with you. (though I think I prefer mine say, “SHARIA LAW CAN GO BACK WHERE IT CAME FROM,” which is identical to what yours says, only a little more subtly formulated).

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  5. vparisi says:

    Amen- it is so easy to become frightened and discouraged but with the Rosary and Our Lord and Lady what do we have to fear. Time to pray often. May I recommend a new app I found called Rosary of the Hours for smartphones. One can literally pray a mystery of the rosary with a psalm and meditation around the clock. I have been using mine when I have down time and have to wait or am on a train like today. It is a good way to work in extra decades of the rosary and prayer time.

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  6. Bob says:

    And todays daily office reading was from Exodus 17 that famous passage where Joshua beat the Amalekites but only when Moses, with help, held his arms up in prayer. The message is clear that both prayer and action is needed to win some battles.

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    • Diane says:

      Bob,
      May all of here hold up each others arms – it is a long and hardy task to take on. I too read that passage this morning and though it has always been a favorite, we have to remember earlier this week – You only have to be Still, the Lord will fight for you.
      Whenever I get to imagining things way out of my realm of understanding – lest I be influenced by the satan i say a quick prayer and ask the Lord to Calm my Spirits – and say a few Hail Mary’s in order to rein in my thoughts and remember that I can only handle the moment I’m in and not – as it says in Matthew – to worry about tomorrow – for tomorrow will have enough worries of its own. My prayers and thoughts are for all of us to hold it together during the chaotic times that are coming. Chaos breeds confusion and bad decisions, may we be able to take the Next Right Step as Charlie is encouraging us to do. Calm your Spirits, take a deep breath and Praise our Great and Glorious God.
      Love, I do.

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    • Often Scripture tells a lesson by way of the imago. In this case, I believe Moses with his arms stretched is a prefiguration of the Cross (In Hoc Signo vinces) curiously enough IHS (in hoc signo) are also the initials of Iesu Hominum Salvator. Yes, prayer and action go together. “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.”

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      • Centurion_Cornelius says:

        “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.”

        GREAT ONE!

        P.S. President Obama is now banning common ammunition (M855/SS109).

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        • Joseph says:

          Centurion,
          Obama is taking executive order to stop NATO AR 15 ammo from entering this country on the pretext that it is armor piercing. WRONG! it has a lead tip, not metal, such as copper, brass, steel. which may be armor piercing. The Repubs and Demos in red states are united against this erroneous and unconstitutional attack against our 2nd Amendment rights. Praise the Lord and pass the AR-15 ammunition!.

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        • Mick says:

          Makes me glad that my husband’s and my non-assault rifles are something other than an AR. Should be able to get ammo for a while longer.

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          • CrewDog says:

            I’m not worried about a shortage of 223/AR Ammo. If push comes to shove we “relieve” the Bad Guys of theirs. This is mainly more PC-BS from Obama to make his anti-2nd Amendment Crowd think he is actually doing something “positive”……. and just adds a distraction to those of US who must & should be concentrating on much more important matters of survival and salvation!
            GOD SAVE ALL HERE!!

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      • connie says:

        oh, wow, we might want to make another button for “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition”….OR make a sign!

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  7. Momof6g4b says:

    Yes! This is what I have been telling people! Our Lady has rescued us before and she will do it again if we turn to her. We need to entrust her with our cares and our prayers for protection, for peace and for the conversion of muslims. Not to mention our own continuing conversion! Pray the rosary and encourage others to do so.
    Thanks Dan for the reminder to read or watch less (which can stir up worry) and pray more (which can stir up hope and trust).
    God bless you all

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  8. Observer says:

    With all due respect for the premise here, if we are supposed to be only praying and not reading or watching any “bad news” then it would seem that we should not be reading such a summary of bad news in this thread….which obviously was gained by paying great attention to just such news. The dear Lord has told us to “watch” as well as pray. Even the apostles with Jesus in the garden were still unaware (blocking) of just what would occur in the very next few minutes that would disrupt their own lives….and our Lord was not then given the attention due to Him by His most beloved at that moment….and He was very saddened by that fact. As people become MORE aware of what is truly happening in the reality about them the motivation to pray more than ever is awakened and such prayer then becomes more meaningful and more from the heart. In fact such awareness can cause true repentance when taken seriously. Even the motivation for the great penances, fasts and prayers of the little children of Fatima arrived because they were shown the great spiritual realities of our existence….hell itself, future wars, some unknown place of great cosmic importance called Russia and its evil future empire. In fact it’s a tactic by our current regime rulers to attempt to distract us (via their MSM toadies) from just how serious are our problems both within and without our little individual worlds and just who is to blame and just who to watch.

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    • CrewDog says:

      I’m with you Observer! Keeping Watch and Prayer is important … and doing our Civic Duty as Christians if we are lucky enough to live where Citizens have a say. It has become, sadly, apparent that all too many citizens, Christians or otherwise have not been doing any of the above and thus the Mess we are in …. including the scandals that have rocked The Church and caused confusion, the falling away and apostasy among many. Even in the Clubs and Veteran/Civic Organizations I’ve been active in I see a “falling away”. The Can-Do spirit that Americans used to be famous for is dying fast and as the old generation passes there is nobody waiting to take the “baton”. It has become, more-n-more, a society of Me and can’t the Government do that …….. helpless Sheeple … that will need Celestial-n-Human shepherds … soon!!
      GOD SAVE US!!

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      • Paul says:

        Hi Observer…I’m with you too, but my take on the guidance to curb our intake of the news is that we can over do it, and go into overload….I sometimes do…I’m a bit of a political and news junkie, and too much of this stuff can create almost a free-floating anxiety. The guy downstairs is hard at it and I think we can play into his hands if we become non-stop spectators of his every move.

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      • Centurion_Cornelius says:

        GOD SAVE US!!

        Yep–He already has.

        Now, let’s help others….

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    • donna269 says:

      Observer: I am with you as well….I think it is imperative to understand exactly what is going on in the world. I went to a Lenten retreat, and Fr. Glenn Sudano warned about becoming a news junkie. He says that is where the evil one slips in the door of feeling hopeless and helpless. That’s his in and his distraction. I watch EWTN news at night. I find it is like the old news….pretty much read off with an occasional Catholic spin. Fr Glen spoke of how Mainstream Media is paid by advertising so they have really fine tuned sensationalism for more watchers and then the political spin of the particular program. It is a fine dance to balance getting the news without the henny penny aspect of some MSM programs. But I am ever watchful. I think God wants us to be able to read the signs but also believe He will ultimately care for us and our loved ones if we remain faithful to Him.

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    • Mary Ann says:

      I agree that we should be aware and follow events, but fasting from news in some way is a good practice at times to keep us from the vice of curiosity and also to prevent an addiction to what one of my favorite humorists called “doom porn.”.

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  9. radiclaudio says:

    Excellent post Dan. Thank You.

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  10. donna269 says:

    I think of what Our Lady of Guadalupe was able to achieve with the Aztecs….anything is possible with prayer….she certainly asked Little Juano to pray, pray, pray….she has been telling us through the visionaries of Medjugjorje the same 500 years later….in the words of Pio….give me my weapon! (His rosary)

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  11. Lin says:

    Dan, thanks for this informative post.

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  12. Donette says:

    I loved it. I absolutely loved it. “The current US ruler, Emperor Hesitatious Erroneous the Great” I must write that down. If you don’t mind Carlos, I’m going to steal that phrase from you.

    Sorry, Phillip. The God that Islam worships is not the God we worship. They do not believe in the Triune God. They deny Jesus as the Son of God and I don’t think they have heard of the Holy Ghost. They call Jesus a prophet and yet Islam goes around killing everyone who follows Him. Does that make sense? And the last article in the Atlantic that Charlie or the bishop sent us to stated that the Muslims expected Jesus to appear and lead them to the victory of Islam over the world. Is that not the result of twisted thinking by sun baked brains?

    About Saudia Arabia, Charlie. I’ve been reading and hearing on various medias that they are the ones who have been financing this violent Arab Spring. What are they doing, playing both sides of the street? Ossama was from Saudia Arabia.

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    • charliej373 says:

      Yes, you are right, Donette, but Osama bin Laden would have liked to overthrow the Saud Monarchy. Saudi Arabia is an Islamic land. There are large pockets of Islamic Fundamentalists there. The Saud family is largely secular. So yes, they do play a double game…they support fundamental Islam so as not to spark unrest and even outright revolt at home, while quietly cooperating with many western countries. It is about survival in that volatile region. I get frustrated at times about it, but it could suddenly be much uglier there. Saudi Arabia did NOT want Egypt to fall. They do pay the equivalent of blood money to keep the revolution from targeting them. But though they did not want the Arab Spring, they have financed a host of Islamic “charities” that are actually terrorist fronts. They also are the primary source for the best intelligence to the U.S. in the Middle East other than the Israeli Mossad. They walk a tight-rope. It is VERY striking that they are so fearful of Iranian hegemony that they will risk revolution to try to stop it.

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    • Petra says:

      It’s my (limited) understanding that the Koran claims when Jesus returns, he will renounce Christianity, claim he faked his death on the cross, and then say he has since understood Islam is the true way, and he will be the agent God uses to convert or kill Christians. So it is no way Jesus as we know and understand him.

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      • charliej373 says:

        Though your understanding is not precise, it is accurate. It claims that “Allah” took Christ from the Cross before He died, so it doesn’t exactly slander Jesus as committing a fraud, but otherwise you are pretty much on target. But it does say that Jesus will be the primary witness against Christians and Jews.

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    • Donette, I have used several variation of that. Emperor Hesitatious of Golfium, and his Viceroy Bidenious Semper Erroneous, and the court witch Disturbia Pelosity and the Secretary of State Equus Facialis Horribilis. I hereby grant you use and abuse of all of terms. 🙂

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  13. Pete says:

    Thanks for the article,Dan. Looking forward to seeing you and catching up when you make it out this way again!
    Under her mantle,
    Pete

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  14. Peter says:

    The ME is a very, very complex arena. There is a big war brewing between the Shiites and Sunnis. Please be careful about various nations that supposedly have relations with Israel. Saudi Arabia has been complicit supporting ISIS and don’t forget many of the 9/11 terrorists were born here. Let’s not forget that Saudi Arabia has NO Catholic Churches despite many Catholics living there as foreign workers. I also stress prudence when dealing with Israel since Benjamin Netanyahu is not an upstanding moral character – married 3 times and he has committed adultery time and again. Funny how the Republicans and many Christian backers despised Clinton but can readily forgive Netanyahu indiscretions. A lot of hypocrisy here, I say!
    Keep praying for peace!!

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    • charliej373 says:

      Peter, I would be a little careful here. We all have flaws…and God has purposes for all of our flawed selves. Netanyahu would not be a great candidate for a priest or a marriage counselor, but his calling is to lead and defend the people of Israel. It would be best if he hit on all cylinders. But there was another leader of Israel who made Netanyahu’s indiscretions look like small potatoes. They were bad enough that God told that leader he was not fit to build a house for God…but also described him as a man after God’s own heart. So if you’re going to condemn people who support Netanyahu for living his job faithfully for not rejecting him for his moral failings, you would have to include God, Himself, as that sort of hypocrite.

      Nothing is easier than to condemn others for succumbing to temptations you are not tempted by. But remember that by the judgment you judge so shall you be judged – and God will apply your standards of judgment to what you are tempted by, not by what others are. So yes, we all should take care – including you.

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      • joanp62 says:

        My thoughts exactly, Charlie. I immediately thought of King David, who I believe you were referencing.

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        • connie says:

          Hi Joan, although I don’t want my ugly mug on my gravatar(ahem, ahh evil gravatar), I do occasionally like to look at pics of others. I love yours- you 3 look so wholesome and happy. Just wanted to tell you it brought a smile to my face this late am! That and Carlos’ very imaginative, pompncircumstance titles- hats off to you Carlos! And while I am at it I want to give a shout-out to Bev and Steve. You too so entertained me last nite reading all about your computer woes, MMBev! I could almost see and feel you both sitting on my couch cuttin’ up like two teenagers. I really was feeling the warm glo you get when enjoying your family enjoying each others company. Thanks, guys- I needed that!

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          • joanp62 says:

            Thank you Connie. It is a picture of my son Jason, his ex-girlfriend (but still friends with) Raquel and myself. My son unfortunately does not go to Mass anymore, still praying, but that picture was taken outside of a Catholic Church near his then apartment in Florida. A couple of years ago I was visiting him during the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and I made him take me to Mass that day.

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  15. Peter says:

    And one last thing Charlie. I think many people would be surprised how many Jews live in Iran compared to Saudi Arabia. Very confusing and difficult area to get a handle on. I am nervous and concerned when people arbitrarily mention terrorists without understanding the various tribes and cultures of these ME nations.

    Peter

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  16. ellenchris says:

    If this picture comes out — came out — as I hope, you are seeing the official Coptic icon of the 21 “Holy New Martyrs” of Libya. The Coptic church officially declares someone a saint simply by putting his or name into their liturgy. It is a much shorter procedure than how it is done in the Roman Catholic Church. So now they have a place in the Coptic liturgy and an official icon, which means that they are considered to be saints. This icon is “going viral” now, so I thought I would try to share it.

    Milad Makeem Zaky Abanub Ayad Atiya Maged Soliman Shehata Youssef Shukry Younan
    Kirollos Boshra Fawzy Bishoy Astafanous Kamel Samuel Astafanous Kamel
    Malak Ibrahim Sinyout Tawadros Youssef Tawadros Gerges Milad Sinyout
    Mina Fayez Aziz Hany Abdel Mesih Salib Samuel Alham Wilson
    Ezzat Boshra Naseef Luka Nagaty Anis Gaber Mounir Adly
    Essam Baddar Samir Malak Farag Abrahim Sameh Salah Farouk
    Gerges Samir Megally Mathew Ayairga (from Ghana) —Holy New Martyrs of Libya, pray for us.

    These guys were ordinary working men. They were captured and tortured and urged to convert to Islam, but they refused and chose their martyrdom. Folks just like us — I hope.

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  17. Julia says:

    Well, I would like to just put in a bit of Winston Churchill here because it just so happens that it ties in with Our Lady of Medjugorje message as well as Sir Winston being one of Charlie’s heroes.
    HMMM sounds like something St Joan of Arc might even say.

    “We need less jaw jaw, (talking) And more wa wa” (praying).

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  18. anne says:

    just after reading this interesting article ……..i read A Nuclear Iran…..on http://www.locutions.org

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  19. Donette says:

    Ah..err..humm, Peter just is case you missed Charlie’s jig saw puzzle he left for you, that would be David of whom Charlie speaks, who, I believe, is considered one of the Biblical archetypes of Jesus.

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  20. anne says:

    Hey Charlie, Winston is great ……however i am proud of John Curtin standing up to him in second world war and looking after Australia! just had to add for a bit of light relief!

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    • charliej373 says:

      It might amuse you, Anne, to know that some of Churchill’s closest colleagues in later years were people he had gotten to know when they stood up to him. He rather liked people who were prepared to stand for what they believed in.

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  21. Donette says:

    Charlie, I know you have permitted some discussion on the site Locutions. org. Anne mentions a Nuclear Iran. Other then Mons. Essef, I am unaware of any Bishop to back this alleged visionary.
    There are many geographical and political commentary attributed to Our Lady in these messages. Some people are surprised by that. Our Lady has in the past spoken about Communism & Russia at Fatima, in Joseph Terelya’s book “witness” there are many such messages, etc. etc.
    I have read those messages.
    There is one given right before a Nuclear Iran. It is titled Echo of Mary’s Own Words. In it, Our Lady speaks of her children of light that are in all parts of the world that are to be raised up. There will be a point when they will become visible. The Christians who followed Christ for the last 2000 years were known as the Children of Light because Jesus was the Way, the Truth and the Light. They were the first generation, many of whom today have fallen away.

    In the insignificant town of Corato, Italy, Jesus taught a small insignificant little lady of His Divine Will and told her what He desired from her and those who would link to her through His teachings. He called them, the Second generation Children of Light. These children are taught to pray by redoing and repairing every act of Creation, Redemption and Resurrection as He did when He walked the earth. God made everything for Love of us and He would like us to return that love to Him as it was given to us. By doing as He asked, a time will come when everything on earth will obtain His Light. It will be visible and recognizable to all. And yes, even the Muslims will be converted. There is so much more, but I am not qualified to teach these letters written in gold. We have it in St. Annibale di Francia’s hand writing that St. Pius X viewed the writings when St. Annibale presented them to him. It is said that St. Pius X, upon reading, knelt and told everyone with him to kneel because he, St. Pius was reading the Word of God.

    When speaking to my prayer group, I would tell them as they murmured and worried on the signs of the times, that I could no longer fret over the chastisement that was to come. I had moved beyond and through the teachings of Jesus to Luisa, I have been given the grace of seeing the world to come.

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    • charliej373 says:

      I do get troubled by the intensely political and sometimes harsh nature of the words that are attributed to Our Lord and Our Lady on the site. It reduces them to a sort of heavenly Tom Brokaw or Walter Cronkite. I am a political animal – but Our Lady and Our Lord have always spoken to me in the larger eternal scheme of things. They are not absorbed by the political debates – and sometimes pull me back down to earth when I am overly caught up in that. And then such things as the Nuclear Iran piece is also a commonplace there. There is no prophecy needed for this; we have been focused on preventing Iran from going nuclear for over a decade.

      I think much of it is worthy of consideration and even insightful, but there seems to be an uptick of references to it here that assumes it to be supernatural in origin. I am thinking of limiting it here. I don’t mind varying points of view here, but I do not believe it to be of divine origin. That is not the same as rejecting the worthiness of it. But if people keep treating it as if it is just obvious it is of divine origin here, it will send a message I do not concur with and will detract from what I am trying to convey. I am pondering it.

      Meantime, the irony is not lost on me. I have been an intensely political guy who is now completely focused on what is eternal and cultural. They claim to be dealing with eternal beings who are intensely focused on the narrowly political. I don’t want to ban what I think often has worthy insights, but I think I may need to ask people to be restrained. Cite it when it is striking or directly related to a critical point you want to make, not as routine.

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      • NancyA says:

        I was pulling it up and reading from time to time and it seemed striking and pertinent with occasional viewing, but as I read more regularly, it’s prophetic entries seemed more to follow the news than to precede it. It gives me the sense that the locutionist keeps abreast of both news and commentary.

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        • charliej373 says:

          Yeah, I don’t read it regularly, Nancy, so I may have missed something but I have never seen anything there that I – or any other well-informed columnist – could not have written from purely secular research.

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          • LittleLight says:

            If I may—Your caution sounds very reasonable. What also makes me uncomfortable is the talk about “a priest son” being risen up by Our Lady. I just think about all the talk (through the centuries) of antichrist, and it seems to me (not really understanding these things) that it is dangerous to proclaim this person or that person as anointed, because, historically, deception abounds. As anyone who has read even a shred of history knows, good people can get hoodwinked by deception. Anyone who talks about a bandwand, and please jump on, I’m wary of.

            What makes me feel hopeful is when Our Lady talks about a river of light available to any/all, right here and now, through her intercession. One very helpful comment was (loosely paraphrased here) that if the satan can unleash death, darkness and destruction, why is it so hard to not think that God, through Our Lady, would chose to also release light? Also, I find it very uplifting to meditate on that Our Lady wants us to be lights and through her intercession, God is allowing very special graces to help us be joyous right here and now in this very moment. That sounds spot-on to me.

            Do you think it is okay to take the good (encouragement) and leave the rest with a grain of salt?

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          • charliej373 says:

            Yes, I do think that is fine, Little Light. I don’t have any serious moral objection to LttW and, as I have said, think many of its meditations are sound and worth contemplation. I just do NOT believe it is of supernatural origin and I do NOT want my site to be hijacked to become a primary means of transmission for it.

            I have said in the past that three that I consider fully authentic are Mark Mallett, Pelianito and Mirijana. Quote them here to your heart’s content. That does not mean I always agree with their interpretation of things, though I usually do and when there is a difference, it usually has to do with a nuance, but I regard them as entirely authentic – committed to God’s message and taking some pains to get it right.

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  22. Donette says:

    That’s it for me, Charlie, I’m going to Pittsburgh to celebrate my granddaughter’s birthday. When I close my eyes to sleep I will pray for you, Charlie and all who contribute to this blog.
    “May every thought, word and deed that we do today and every day, be done in, with and through Jesus, for the salvation of souls, for the sanctification of all souls so that the Kingdom of His Most Holy Divine Will may come to reign on earth. Fiat!”

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    • charliej373 says:

      Ahh, doing something really important, now. Have a great time, Donette.

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    • ellenchris says:

      Donette — I put a reply to your posting on the previous article, “Signposts” concerning your questions about the Kingdom of the Divine will after The Storm. If Charlie has posted it there, I hope that you will have a chance to read it. (It is all the way at the bottom) I would love to get your feedback on it. Many blessings.

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  23. Dan Lynch says:

    I extend a gracious thank you to all of the commenters who appreciated my article. Perhaps you may be interested in this one: President Obama Fiddles While Christians and Their Churches Burn. You may find it here:

    http://www.jkmi.com/president-obama-fiddles-while-christians-and-their-churches-burn

    This season of Lent reminds us that adding fasting, almsgiving and works of mercy enhances the power of our prayer. St. John Paul II said, “Jesus Himself has shown us by His own example that prayer and fasting are the first and most effective weapons against the forces of evil (cf. Mt 4:1-11). As He taught His disciples, some demons cannot be driven out except in this way (cf. Mk 9:29). “(Gospel of Life, 100).

    “In the shadow of your wings I take refuge
    till the storms of destruction pass by.” (Psalm 57).

    Dan Lynch Apostolates promoting devotion to
    Our Lady of Guadalupe, Jesus King of All Nations,
    Our Lady of America and Saint John Paul II
    Visit our website at http://www.JKMI.com
    E-Mail Us at JKMI@JKMI.com
    May Our Lady of Guadalupe keep you under the mantle of her protection and
    may the Reign of Jesus King of All Nations be recognized in your heart!

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    • Pete says:

      Hi Dan, thanks for the link to your last article. Frankly, I am not shocked at all by Obama’s fiddling. I expect nothing less from him. Charlie had mentioned in posts past that Obama was chosen to lead the country into the storm. He is doing it with a fiddle! I see the lack of a true leader for our country (USA) as a punishment from our Heavenly Father for the mass killing of our children by legalized abortion. Obama is weak. He is a tool, a puppet who is self inflated and I know that I have a responsibility to lift him up in prayer, for God loves him. I try to do that.
      What really disturbs me though is the lack of leadership as it pertains to the Catholic bishops here in the States. To be truthful, there are only a few bishops that I trust. The good Cardinal Dolan of NYC is not one of them. Mathew 23:3 comes to mind “The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses; therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them. “They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men’s shoulders, but they themselves are unwilling to move them with so much as a finger.”
      I realize that the bishops are successors to the Apostles and I must respect that and pray for them. But follow their lead into battle? Some of them are fighting (knowingly or not) for the other guys… the enemy! Many bishops remind me of the self absorbed, puny prince in the movie Brave Heart who tried to rule while the King was away. Would I follow a guy like that into battle? He was the one whose boyfriend was thrown off the balcony by the King! Would I follow a spineless guy like that into battle? No sir. I would much prefer a CrewDog to follow! 🙂
      You quoted Cardinal Dolan in your last article. Did you happen to see the article today in Spirit Daily where he compares Militant Islam with the IRA? I have never met Cardinal Dolan. I am sure that he is a nice man with good intentions. But I sure would appreciate a leader to follow, a bishop who INSPIRES me, not a politically correct bishop/politician living in a fancy mansion in downtown NYC who tries to please and appease everyone! Charlie has been very clear that we(I) need to be careful about judging. I get it. I am not judging the hearts of the bishops, but their actions (or lack thereof) and their politically correct statements speak for themselves. In my estimation, Dan, the bishops of this country are pretty good with the fiddle too. They should replace them with the Cross of Christ and LIFT IT HIGH for us to follow! The barge of Peter, with the world, has truly entered the storm. So many bishops don’t have a clue. How unfortunate, for the salvation of so many souls hang in the balance.
      Charlie, if you think this post is being to critical of our bishops then by all means do not post it. Whatever you think is fine by me. What I wrote came from my heart and no malice is intended

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      • charliej373 says:

        No, Pete, your tone is solid – and no malice creeps in. In fact, there is a certain sorrow in the need for this type of criticism. As I think is pretty well known here, I have been an admirer of Cardinal Dolan. His courage and fortitude when he was head of the USCCB in refusing to compromise with the Obama administration on a “conscience clause” on the health care act that would have protected no one’s conscience, just the administration’s backside, was a real noble accomplishment that, frankly, was not something I had come to expect from that organization over the past four or five decades. Though I defended him and think he meant something other than most interpreted, I was dismayed by his fumble-fisted handling of the gay takeover of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This latest shakes me. The problem with ISIS and Iran is NOT that they are contrary to Islam, but that they are genuinely authentic expressions of it, if not the only possible interpretation. This is obvious to anyone who has actually studied the Koran or listened to the decrees of various legitimate Imams. With this, Cardinal Dolan is getting into Nancy Pelosi territory – you know, Pelosi says that no true Catholic opposes either abortion or gay “marriage,” despite what the actual Magisterium and the Pope and the Bishops say about it. I know him to be a good, solid, orthodox man…but this coming on top of the confusion with the parade has sparked serious concerns about his judgment in my mind.

        As to the deeper point about criticizing Bishops, I certainly do not forbid that. Rather, I insist it be respectful and soundly reasoned, even if blunt and forceful. These men are going to have to face one of the most terrible trials in history and how they respond in defending the faith and the faithful is going play a big role in deciding their eternal fate. Speaking bluntly that playing the Pollyanna is going to get them killed is an act of charity, however much it may sting, for they will be held to a rigorous accounting – and the Storm comes whether they believe it or not or like it or not. For any whose primary goal is to protect their own sinecure, they have a brutal accounting ahead. I worry for them and pray for them, for many seem oblivious to what is upon us. Beyond that, there are, indeed, some wolves who have entered the sheepfold. Some play at being ultra-orthodox; some at being compassionately with it. The confusion just ahead is going to be enormous – and those Bishops who are called to lead will have to protect us all from furious attacks both from without and from within. I am thinking hard about how to write about that. It is important neither to foster frenzied anger against our noble shepherds or our confused ones, while not giving a pass to those who offend and give scandal. The former way gives rise to revolt against our only ship to safety while the latter opens up the path for things such as the sex scandal and empowers men like the late Bishop of Beauvais, Pierre Cauchon, who burned the great saint, Joan of Arc, in an effort to curry temporal favor with the English. Mainly, I feel sorry for the Bishops – and a sense of urgency. Too many are having tea in their salons completely oblivious to the dark forces already stalking them and their flocks.

        But whether I agree with your take precisely or not, Pete, you have done us all a service – for you have done a marvelous job of criticizing Bishops with both impact and charity. This is precisely the way I allow it to be done here.

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  24. Bob says:

    I will be going on retreat later today and will be out until Sunday so I will remember to pray for folks.

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  25. BJ says:

    …… Dan,you do not mention that IS also kill Muslims who do not follow their evil ways…
    it is not fair to ignore the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who are suffering with the Christians
    and other victims….. millions of Muslims are peaceful, God fearing, good people

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    • charliej373 says:

      Let me step in for a moment here. Among any who are educated on the issue, it is very well known that Jihadists of all stripes target apostates (insufficiently pious Muslims) first and infidels (any non-Muslims, but primarily Christians and Jews) second. The United States, anyway, has been historically the primary defender of peaceful Muslims in the Middle East. So I really don’t see what is unfair about this.

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    • Barbara Dore says:

      Why so many Muslim clerics remain silent…? Please read the history about Our Lady of Europe in Gibraltar. It is believed that it was invaded a few times, but christian soldiers pushed them out … No matter, if many muslims are good and peaceful , but they still dream to have a MUSLIM world, it is their biggest aim…no more Christians or Jews… They have failed a couple times , but they are now using a very different tactic ( method) ..It is not necessary to explain on it because many people may be very aware of it.

      I know God loves Muslims very much, but God is aware of their dreams and goals. I did pray for Ahemd , the policeman who was shot in Paris a few times because I felt he needed my prayers.

      .on the last note about one of medjugorje seers asked Our lady who is holy in the village ( medjugorje) Our Lady gave her the name of this elderly lady. She was a muslim. She was very holy person in Medjugorje, even more than priests there? I am not able to recall her name because it was a long time ago. I am dead sure that she is now in Heaven with Jesus.

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      • jaykay says:

        Barbara, yes I remember that story about the Muslim woman well. It was back in the early days, in the 80s. However, I don’t believe that the lady was ever specifically identified, which would be entirely in accord with holy humility. It may even be that the visionaries themselves were not aware of who she was, as the way it was recounted was, if memory serves, that they asked if there were any saints in the village and the answer was that the holiest person there was a Muslim woman. It’s ambiguous as to whether they didn’t know who she was or they did, and chose not to reveal. I definitely prefer the second option! 😊

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  26. Julia says:

    @TJ, another point to take into consideration is to remember that Christians have to pay a ‘tax’ or basically protection money to live in the so called peaceful Muslim countries. That exists long before daesh (the psychopathic demon possessed infidels) ever came on the scene.
    There is a lot more to all this that we can only face with the help and inspiration of Holy Spirit.

    Holy Father is offering us God’s solution in prayer and fasting. Make the 24 hours of petitions on 13th and 14th March 2015, and you will be counted among the silent army of Our Blessed Mother for the Christian Peaceful solution while it is still available to us all, by the Grace of God.

    Thank you Dan for your well informed article about the world situation in the present time.

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    • Julia, sorry if this has been asked or explained before, I have not had time to read much. What is the 24 hours of petitions? Where do I find them?

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      • Ann says:

        It’s here: http://www.novaevangelizatio.va/content/nvev/en.html
        I believe National Catholic Register also ran an article.

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      • NancyA says:

        I am very frustrated. I wrote about it in one of the articles meant for a March email newsletter, and submitted the articles early only to get the response that my contact person is out of the country till Mar 13, so the readers will not get this info until too late. Argh… best laid plans.., another article is about Sisters and an annual celebration to honor all religious sisters. That is a week long event beginning Mar 8, but will also be received late. To all of the Religious sisters reading, thank you for the gift you’ve made of yourselves!

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        • Julia says:

          @NancyA, I think your post is referring to the 24 hours of prayer and petitions requested by Holy Father Francis on 13th 14th March 2015.

          Let me just say, offer your frustration (cross) in union with all the efforts of Jesus and Mary to call us all under the safe protective wing of our Heavenly Father. Peace. Peace. Peace.

          I won’t bore anyone here or on Peli’s blog as to what happened and why I can see an infernal attack to silence the Holy Fathers call to arms in the Prayer Warrior sense.

          This should have been trumpeted from the rooftops and church tops and Cathedral tops.

          Holy Father will start the 24 hours of prayer at 5.00pm in Rome on March 13th. Interesting since the 24 hours of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ from the writings of the Little Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta start at 5.00pm. Could this be a coincidence or Godincidence.

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  27. Julia says:

    @BJ, sorry, I put TJ instead of BJ on my reply to you at 2.46pm. Peace and God bless. Trust, Do, Love.

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  28. Mick says:

    Dan, thanks for the article.

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  29. Peter says:

    Charlie, I wish you all the best and I pray we meet in paradise. I found your comments earlier about judging a tad harsh since I was attempting to be honest and truthful about one’s moral character. I find it ironic that others are permitted to say in this blog that Obama fiddles and very little is mentioned about his own personal struggles. My last question to some here is what should America do? Is war in the cards? I remember St John Paul II trying to stop the invasion of Iraq in 03. The U.S. didn’t listen and trillions of dollars and millions of deaths followed. I will leave this blog site thanking you for some really great tips.
    Our Lady of Fatima Pray for us and PEACE!!!

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    • charliej373 says:

      Ah, Peter, you will find I am a tad harsh with anyone on this site when they use non sequiturs and call other hypocrites for not seeing the world as they do. If you wanted to make a point that Netanyahu was wrong that would have been fine. Posters here often criticize Obama for the way he attacks Christians and does his job. That is fair game. Sometimes that frustration spills over a little…and they go beyond, but the fundamental issue is how he does his job. That was not the substance of your criticism of Netanyahu or of your dismissal as hypocrites many of the commenters here. You set up the criteria by which you said we must condemn Netanyahu or be condemned by you as hypocrites. And it was by your criteria, if applied consistently, that would condemn God, Himself, as a hypocrite for His treatment of King David. I am sorry to see you leave, but I hope you will seriously consider argumentation techniques that do not include so many non sequiturs and straw men. They really don’t fit here, though.

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