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Jun 8th 2013 new
I tried addressing this after the 2012 election and irked many. I'd like to discuss it from another angle.

What are the conditions in Mexico, all of Latin America for that matter, that drivw so many to want to come to America no matter the cost? How are those conditions best changed?
Jun 8th 2013 new
In reading books like "the 5000 Year Leap," "defending the Free market," "CCC," and listening to the news reports of the day it sounds like many are coming to America to flee a problem only to demand continuation of what they fled.
Once they arrive do they see that the American Dream is being erroded by the ideology they left? In "defending the Free Marlet Fr. Robert Sirico notes that any freedom is based first on the freedom of religion. In the "5000 Year Leap" the 28 founding principles used to craft the supreme law of the US are discussed. Freedom of religion is one of them. Not freedom of worship; RELIGION! Judeo Christian teachings are the foundation of western society.

Nearly a centry ago at Fatima the Virgin Mary warned the errors of Russia, atheism, would sweep across the globe. Look around the world, communism to fascism are everywhere and seem to be building. Mary gave us the cure to help her Immaculate Heart win sooner rather than later. It does win. This Marian message is repeaded in everyone of her apperitions; Fatima, Guadalupe, Kita.
Jun 10th 2013 new
She also explicitly stated what needed to be done for Her Heart to triumph. It will be done, but at a latehour. We need Russia to be consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart by all the bishops together in unison, and I'm hoping the Pope Francis I's recent worldwide holy hour was to see how many bishops would obey him and do what was asked in unison so that Our Lady's request might finally be followed.

Yes I know there is a lot of debate about if this has been done or not by JPII. Look at the words he used, and if it was universal in conjunction with all the bishops of the world. Neither of those conditions were met, and as proof Russias errors have continued to spread. It is nonsense to say that Russia is no longer communist and if you believe so you have bought the lie of the devil hook, line, and sinker.

As a reference look up the French Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque who was told by Christ in a vision to tell the then King of France to have a public consecration of the country to His Sacred Heart. The French king did not do it and 100 years to the day that the saint delivered the message to the King the French Revolution started and the King was taken off his throne.
Jun 10th 2013 new
Fr Sirico's brand of economics is largely to blame for what has happened in Latin America. Sirico is backed by wealthy Calvinists in Michigan who are trying to convert Catholics to free-market Austrian economics. Beware of this false shepherd.
Jun 10th 2013 new
Completed the consecration on Mar 25, 1984. Five years later the Berlin Wall came down. Russia was defeated but there is still a need for hearts to be converted. Last night EWTN replayed the Mar. 31, 2013 episode where Fr. Apostoli talked of the Popes & the Fatima message. I posted the link to Youtube in another thread.

We need to perform the First Saturday devotion! take a listen.
Jun 10th 2013 new

When you say largely responcible for what has happened in Latin America, what things? List a few please.
Jun 10th 2013 new
I'll agree to disagree with you on this one Clair, as if the Berlin Wall was communism why is Putin in power and acting just like prior communistic dictators of that state? (putting down those who oppose him, ex-kgb, ect) Why are all the former soviet blocks still basically under the authority of Putin and many have puppet leaders? Why has communism spread, even unto our own country? Because we are not observing the First Saturday devotion is your belief correct?

"On March 25, 1984, the feast of the Annunciation, Pope John Paul II consecrated Russia in a public ceremony. It needs to be mentioned, however, that Russia was never specifically mentioned in the consecration prayer but the consecration was in the form of a 'whole world consecration'. Cardinal Bertone has reported to the press many times that the message of Fatima is finished, yet the Pope in 2010 announced that we are mistaken if we think the prophecies of Fatima have been fulfilled." -wikipedia

How can a consecration be done if it did not specifically mention Russia, as the one you specifically said did the proper consecration failed to do?

Pope John Paul II, "united with all the pastors of the Church in a particular bond whereby we constitute a body and a college," consecrates "the whole world, especially the peoples for which by reason of their situation you have particular love and solicitude."

To my simple mind it seems that socialism, communism, and all the other "ism's" would not still be spreading, infecting, and destroying mankind 30 years after the "consecration" took place. Would not the devil have us think something is done that Heaven wants accomplished? Wouldn't the great deceiver be working hard to make us believe it has happened, or do you think I'm overestimating satans power and reach when he is the prince of this world?!

I guess only time will tell if this has really indeed been accomplished according to Our Lady's request.
Jun 10th 2013 new
(quote) Clair-6292 said: Sean,

When you say largely responcible for what has happened in Latin America, what things? List a few please.
Free-trade, one of the most destructive weapons of the empire of Wall Street and the City, is weakening national sovereignty the world over. Sirico's Acton Institute is named after Lord Acton, a prominent British liberal. Sirico represents right-wing liberalism, but liberalism nonetheless. The fact that Ewtn has Sirico as a guest goes to show you the sinister machinations of many a right-wing Catholic.
Jun 10th 2013 new
Its a balance between population growth and sustainability. A large economy like that of the USA can absorb more workers. As such it can provide opportunities for people that may not find opportunities within their own countries. However, now that the USA economy is no longer a growth economy, there are not as many job opportunities. This poses problems for both the worker and the economic system. The coming decades will be very interesting as to whether population growth slows, or continues to expand, as global economic growth levels off. It is unlikely that the USA can sustain 1+ billion people.
From an economic standpoint, China seems to be doing a good job in balancing growth. Preventing their population from reaching 3 billion people, as it would have, averted economic disaster.

The Sahel region of Africa faces different problems. Access to improved healthcare has lowered crude death rates, but certain regions now faces big sustainability issues in the face of their rapidly expanding population growth.
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