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Bin Laden’s Death & a Party



St. Joseph

TIA,

Regarding the affirmations on St. Joseph in your Hate Mail:

I have never heard of the Immaculate Conception of St Joseph, nor his Assumption?

I know that :"Our Lady, by a singular privilege or grace, was conceived without sin".

I know that St Joseph is "Pure and gentle and Blessed above all saints on high"

     B.W.
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Catholicism in the Colonies

TIA,

Thank you for the information provided on your website about the History of Catholicism in the early settlements of American colonies. I have been very curious about this subject, as my family arrived in MA around 1630. That particular branch of the family is deeply and devoutly Catholic, and I could not quite figure out how they managed in a world of Puritans and Protestants.

I am left believing that the family who arrived back then were most likely not Catholic, but converted somewhere along the way. There are many questions in my mind about this, but I appreciate knowing more about the earliest non-Catholic settlements in America.

     K.M.
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French Revolution's Coins

Dear TIA,

You might find this link interesting. Perhaps you may use it as an insert for your political commentaries.

I believe a Fr Augustin Barruel, S.J. wrote a history on the French Revolution and the involvement of Freemasonry.

Thanks

     P.F., Australia
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Bin Laden Died of Natural Causes

TIA,

Is this the reason [see story below] the Obama administration said that Osama Bin Laden's body was wrapped up and thrown in the ocean? This always sounded fishy to me. Why were they afraid to let the body be examined?

I guess they figured no one would have the audacity to question Barack Hussein Obama.

     Frank Joseph, M.D.
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Al-Qaeda Leader Osama bin Laden

Saturday, May 19, 2012 5:45PM GMT

A former agent of the CIA has revealed that al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has died of natural causes five years before the US announced his death.

In an interview with Russia’s Channel One, Berkan Yashar, who is also a Turkish politician, said the US has not killed the al-Qaeda leader.

“In September of 1992, I was in Chechnya, that’s when I first met the man whose name was Bin Laden. This meeting took place in a two-story house in the city of Grozny; on the top floor was a family of Gamsakhurdia, the Georgian president, who then was kicked out of his country. We met on the bottom floor; Osama lived in the same building,” Yashar said.

According to the former CIA agent, he personally knew Bin Laden’s three Chechen bodyguards, who had protected him until his death and witnessed his death on June 26, 2006.

“Even if the entire world believed, I could not possibly believe it,” Yashar said. “I personally know the Chechens who protected him, they are Sami, Mahmood, and Ayub, and they were with him until the very end.”

“Only three Chechens buried him, according to his will” in the mountains on the Pakistan-Afghan border, he said.

Yashar added that the CIA abducted one of the bodyguards, Sami, before the announced killing of Bin Laden last year.

He says the bodyguard disclosed to the US the exact place of burial in the mountains.

“There was no assault. I know the American operations from the inside: they find the grave, dig out bin Laden and tell everyone about this. They need to show how technologically the security services worked, how each step was controlled, and then present it as a great victory to show that taxpayers are not paying taxes for nothing,” he said.

Washington announced on May 2, 2011 that Bin Laden was killed by US forces in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

The lack of transparency over bin Laden's death has cast further doubt over the announcement.


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Going to a Party

Dear TIA,

As I was reflecting on the article, Good Ideas Fit with Good Customs by Marian T. Horvat, Ph.D., it began to penetrate in my soul just how much damage the Cultural Revolution has done to our society. I like to think that I am a Catholic who is trying to move away from the things and ideas that have brought us to this current debacle in our society. The loss of many of the great Catholic customs of the past is evident to those who would open their heart and mind to the Holy Ghost.

I have been invited to many parties in the past, too many to remember the number. Most of the time I did not even realize the “bad customs” that were taking place around me. This gathering of souls was a time for fun and games. What one could define as “fun” could be left open for interpretation. I figured that adults could do what they wanted as long as they all consented to whatever was before them. My mind was changed completely when I saw how these “fun parties” impacted the children.

My family was invited to a party of a child with many debilitating physical ailments. The child was a miracle given to his family by God. He was not supposed to be able to talk or walk. The child grew up to talk and walk, and although he does have many ailments, he is a joy to be around. This party was a celebration of his 18th birthday. Most if not all in attendance were Catholic.

We arrived early to the party, and as we entered the home we were greeted by our friends. There were only a handful of people there at that time. As the hour grew later, more and more people arrived. The young adults would pass right by us with almost no greeting. Almost as soon as the young adults arrived, the consumption of alcoholic beverage began.

Now, I must be clear, it is legal for adults to drink alcoholic beverage, and I believe there is a time and place for this activity. With this choice we must be responsible and act accordingly. The type of drinking and the associated activity that went along with it left me stunned in disbelief and saddened.

The parents of the child who are Catholics and see the problems in the Church were now a part of the “celebration.” The young adults and possibly some who were not of legal age were engaged in a “game” that I had never seen until that day. They set up a table with cups on each end filled with beer. The object of the game was to get as many ping pong balls into the cups and have the opposing side drink the beer in those cups.

This went on for an extended time period with “faithful” Catholics not batting an eye. I quickly gathered my family and excused myself from the “celebration.” As I was departing I heard the adults at the table say “we all need a time to relax.” The Catholic next to him agreed with him as they drank another beer.

I truly love these people, but I no longer want to do “business as usual.” We are in a revolution and if Catholics don’t stand up and fight we will loose more than we can imagine.

     Our Lady of Fatima pray for us!

     F.G.
Posted June 7, 2012
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