As Pastor of the Universal Church, there is no dispute that the Pope has to visit each local Church. For centuries, Popes have traveled using the available technology.
The Pope has just visited Mexico and Cuba. These are 2 Latin nations who suffer from political corruption but still maintain their faith and hope.
With the many chick ideas spreading all over the globe, it is important that the Pope visit nations and refresh the people’s faith.
Mexico, the land where Our Lady appeared to St. Juan Diego is under heavy attack from secularism, the war on drugs, crime and other evils. Cuba for over 50 years has suffered the oppression of Atheism and its communist propaganda.
Anyone who says Atheism and Communism are pro-human must visit Cuba and see the reality that it is not.
However, these lands are not forgotten. God has not forgotten the people of Mexico and Cuba. They are important to Him and important to the Catholic Church.
It was great to see that Pope Benedict XVI asked Cuban president Raul Castro to make Good Friday and national holiday. To the surprise of many, president Castro granted his request! This was a surprise because the Cuban government is Atheist. This shows that God’s will always triumphs.
Take a look at the Pope’s messages to the Mexican and Cuban people: http://www.ewtn.com/library/PAPALDOC/b16mexcubind.htm
A tragedy in the news that took place in February is taking the country by storm. A young teen boy, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a “neighborhood watch captain.”
The story goes that Zimmerman was patrolling the neighborhood and saw Martin. He calls 911 and tells them that there is a suspicious guy (Trayvon) who is acting strange and is not from the neighborhood. He tells the operator that he is following the guy and the operator informs him not to do that. Eventually a scuffle took place and Trayvon was shot and killed by Zimmerman.
As these details were released by the media, an outrage began to pour throughout the African American community and eventually other minority groups. Al Sharpton and others quickly rose to cry foul play and play the race card as usual.
Unfortunately, people easily manipulated by the media began to jump to conclusions without knowing the facts. The ugly “R” word racism was the issue now being discussed. The racial profiling of a black male wearing a hoodie became a focal point. Many are now wearing hoodies to protest the killing and call for the arrest of Zimmerman who was not charged.
What’s even more disturbing than this frenzy is the fact that some black celebrities began offering a bounty on whoever captures Zimmerman! Movie producer Spike Lee even tweeted an address thinking it belonged to Zimmerman which in reality belongs to an elderly couple who are now being harassed.
This is just unthinkable! How can someone complain about racism and hate but put a bounty on a man’s life without knowing the facts? In this country everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Moreover, the media started to show Zimmerman in prisoner’s attire which further added to the “guilty until proven innocent” frenzy that is going around. This photo was being used until recent details surfaced claiming that Trayvon attacked Zimmerman and Zimmerman shot him in self defense.
What’s interesting now is that Zimmerman claimed to have injuries from this attack but a recent video from the precinct shows Zimmerman with virtually no marks on his face or head. The plot thickens…
In any even, we all should first wait until all the facts are in before making any conclusion. None of us was there that night. We cannot assume race was a factor nor can we assume Trayvon was some gangster with a hoodie looking for trouble.
***UPDATE APRIL 6, 2013***
Trayvon Martin’s parents have settled for over $1 million dollars.
For 3 days the SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the US) will be hearing for 6 hrs arguments for and against the infamous universal health care law labeled “Obamacare.” This law was introduced to Congress in a dramatic fashion. It was filled with promises of giving health care coverage to all Americans, lowering the age for children to remain in their parent’s health coverage, low costs, etc. However, the devil was in the details.
The bill itself is compose of thousands of pages! It was funny and scary to see Nancy Pelosi say that “we have to pass the bill first to see what’s in it.”
Democrats and some Republicans blindly followed the promises of this bill and pushed it along.
College kids brainwashed by progressive and liberal professors quickly were calling Obama a hero.
However, these people show how ignorant they really are. They fail to see how this bill is unconstitutional and expensive. It forces Americans to buy a product/service. The Constitution prohibits the federal government from forcing Americans to purchase a product/service.
Moreover, there is no money to make this bill a reality. Even if the USA was out of debt and had a surplus, there still would not be enough money to run this Obamacare as well as run other programs.
The whole thing is just a disaster.