Flavio Raposo

You have been created for the glory of God

If you are wise, then, know that you have been created for the glory of God and your own eternal salvation. This is your goal; this is the centre of your life; this is the treasure of your heart. If …More
If you are wise, then, know that you have been created for the glory of God and your own eternal salvation. This is your goal; this is the centre of your life; this is the treasure of your heart. If you reach this goal, you will find happiness. If you fail to reach it, you will find misery. — St. Robert Bellarmine

St Joseph is the Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

It has long been the praiseworthy custom of pious Christians to dedicate the month of March to St. Joseph. Since the time Pope Pius IX named St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church, and Pope Leo XIII …More
It has long been the praiseworthy custom of pious Christians to dedicate the month of March to St. Joseph. Since the time Pope Pius IX named St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church, and Pope Leo XIII by special encyclicals so urgently recommended devotion to him, in particular for the month of March, the veneration of this great saint has been practiced with ever-increasing fervour.
In this post I am going to explain why you should not call St Joseph as the husband of Mary. Unfortunately this term has been used by most false traditionalists. I say false traditionalists, because they adhere to one or more heresies. The right term to describe St Joseph is to say that St Joseph is the Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
I am writing here the reasons why St Joseph should be called as the Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and not as the Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To me it appears that it is derogatory to describe St Joseph as the husband of Mary. Before I go into the explanation, …More

Living in the Presence of God

“A powerful aid in preserving recollection is the remembrance of the presence of God. Not only does it conduce to recollection of the spirit, but is is also one of the most effective means of advancing …More
“A powerful aid in preserving recollection is the remembrance of the presence of God. Not only does it conduce to recollection of the spirit, but is is also one of the most effective means of advancing in the spiritual life; it helps us to avoid sin; it spurs us on in the practice of virtue, and it brings about an intimate union of the soul with God...St. Thomas says: “If we thought of the presence of God at all times we should never, or very seldom, do anything to displease Him.” According to St. Jerome, the recollection of God’s presence closes the door on all sins….Men fall into sin because they lose sight of the presence of God. “The cause of all evil,“ says St. Teresa, “lies in the fact that we do not think of the presence of God, but imagine Him far away from us.”….Another beautiful practice is that of seeing God in His creatures” ―St. Alphonsus

Feast of the Most Holy Face of Jesus

On April 17th, 1958, His Holiness Pope Pius XII approved the observance of a Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus on Shrove Tuesday (Tuesday before Ash Wednesday). “See how I suffer. Nevertheless, I am …More
On April 17th, 1958, His Holiness Pope Pius XII approved the observance of a Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus on Shrove Tuesday (Tuesday before Ash Wednesday).
“See how I suffer. Nevertheless, I am understood by so few. What gratitude on the part of those who say they love me. I have given My Heart as a sensible object of My great love for man and I give My Face as a sensible object of My Sorrow for the sins of man. I desire that it be honoured by a special feast on Tuesday in Quinquagesima (Shrove Tuesday – the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday). The feast will be preceded by novena in which the faithful make reparation with Me uniting themselves with my sorrow.” ―Our Lord to Mother Pierina.
In Tours, France during the 1840’s a young Carmelite nun, Sister Marie de Saint-Pierre (1816-1848), received a series of revelations from Our Lord about a powerful devotion He wished to be established worldwide – the devotion to his Holy Face. The express purpose of This devotion was to make reparation …More
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The Church will Bleed from all Her Wounds

"A Wicked Council... The Church will Bleed from all Her Wounds" In May of 1994, a French priest was listening to a CD entitled "Mysterium Fidei," a sort of oratory with French lyrics and sung by French …More
"A Wicked Council... The Church will Bleed from all Her Wounds"
In May of 1994, a French priest was listening to a CD entitled "Mysterium Fidei," a sort of oratory with French lyrics and sung by French choirs. As he was listening devoutly, suddenly the music faded into the background and a clear voice, which was perceived quite normally and not as an interior inspiration, said: "L'eglise saignera de toutes ses plaies," that is, "The Church will bleed from all her wounds."
Then, there followed this text:
There will be a wicked council planned and prepared that will change the countenance of the Church. Many will lose the Faith; confusion will reign everywhere. The sheep will search for their shepherds in vain.
A schism will tear apart the holy tunic of My Son. This will be the end of times, foretold in the Holy Scriptures and recalled to memory by Me in many places. The abomination of abominations will reach its peak and it will bring the chastisement announced at La Salette. My Son's …
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Best Quotes of St John Bosco

"Do you want Our Lord to give you many graces? Visit Him often. Do you want Him to give you few graces? Visit him seldom. Visits to the Blessed Sacrament are powerful and indispensable means of overcoming …More
"Do you want Our Lord to give you many graces? Visit Him often. Do you want Him to give you few graces? Visit him seldom. Visits to the Blessed Sacrament are powerful and indispensable means of overcoming the attacks of the devil. Make frequent visits to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and the devil will be powerless against you."
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"Every virtue in your soul is a precious ornament which makes you dear to God and to man. But holy purity, the queen of virtues, the angelic virtue, is a jewel so precious that those who possess it become like the angels of God in Heaven, even though clothed in mortal flesh."
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"Fly from bad companions as from the bite of a poisonous snake. If you keep good companions, I can assure you that you will one day rejoice with the blessed in Heaven; whereas if you keep with those who are bad, you will become bad yourself, and you will be in danger of losing your soul."

Pray and Love

"The treasure of a Christian is not on the earth, it is in Heaven. Well, our thoughts ought to be where our treasure is. Man has a beautiful office, that of praying and loving. You pray, you love - that …More
"The treasure of a Christian is not on the earth, it is in Heaven. Well, our thoughts ought to be where our treasure is. Man has a beautiful office, that of praying and loving. You pray, you love - that is the happiness of man upon the earth. Prayer is nothing else than union with God. Prayer is a foretaste of Heaven, an overflow of paradise. It never leaves us without sweetness. It is like honey descending into the soul and sweetening everything. Troubles melt away before a fervent prayer like snow before the sun". --Holy Curé of Ars
Source: catholicityblog.com/2024/01/pray-and-love.html

The story behind O Gloriosa Domina

"Go, beloved son, and tell your Master that the hymn O Gloriosa Domina that the Church sings to me is, amongst all the prayers, the one that most pleases me. And to prove that what I say you is true,…More
"Go, beloved son, and tell your Master that the hymn O Gloriosa Domina that the Church sings to me is, amongst all the prayers, the one that most pleases me. And to prove that what I say you is true, this, my Infant, who until now I held in my right arm, I now pass to my left arm. For this reason, you may go with confidence and give my response, for when all will see such an extraordinary marvel, they will believe what you say. So go, and invite the Master and the other religious to come visit me."
These are the words spoken by the Blessed Virgin Mary to a novice at the Franciscan Monastery of Alenquer, Portugal
Here is the story behind the hymn O Gloriosa Domina that is so pleasing to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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The Adoration of the Magi

by St. Alphonsus De Liguori Jesus is born poor in a stable; the angels of heaven indeed acknowledge Him, but men abandon and forsake him on earth. Only a few shepherds come and pay him homage. But our …More
by St. Alphonsus De Liguori
Jesus is born poor in a stable; the angels of heaven indeed acknowledge Him, but men abandon and forsake him on earth. Only a few shepherds come and pay him homage. But our Redeemer was desirous of communicating to us the grace of His redemption, and begins therefore to manifest Himself to the Gentiles, Who knew Him least. Therefore he sends a star to enlighten the holy Magi, in order that they may come and acknowledge and adore their Saviour. This was the first and sovereign grace bestowed upon us--our vocation to the faith; which was succeeded by our vocation to grace, of which men were deprived.
Behold the wise men, who immediately, without delay, set off upon their journey. The star accompanies them as far as the cavern where the holy Infant lies: on their arrival they enter; and what do they find? They found the child with Mary. They find a poor maiden and a poor Infant wrapped in poor swaddling-clothes, without anyone to attend on Him or assist Him. But …More

This Saint twice saved Paris

In 451 Attila and his Huns were sweeping over Gaul; and the inhabitants of Paris prepared to flee. St. Genevieve encouraged them to hope and trust in God; she urged them to do works of penance, and …More
In 451 Attila and his Huns were sweeping over Gaul; and the inhabitants of Paris prepared to flee. St. Genevieve encouraged them to hope and trust in God; she urged them to do works of penance, and added that if they did so the town would be spared. Her exhortations prevailed; the citizens recovered their calm, and Attila’s hordes turned off towards Orléans, leaving Paris untouched.
Some years later Merowig (Mérovée) took Paris; during the siege Genevieve distinguished herself by her charity and self- sacrifice. Through her influence Merowig and his successors, Childeric and Clovis, displayed unwonted clemency towards the citizens.
Like Blessed Joan of Arc, in later times, St Genevieve had frequent communion with the other world, but her visions and prophecies were treated as frauds and deceits. Her enemies conspired to drown her; but, through the intervention of Germain of Auxerre, their animosity was finally overcome.
Read more at this link
January 3 – The saint who twice saved Paris …More
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New Years Resolutions of Saint Gemma

On New Years eve, 1895-1896 St Gemma wrote: "So I resolved to change my life, because Jesus had given me clear lights to the effect that I should be a religious. I had a good occasion to do this, for …More
On New Years eve, 1895-1896 St Gemma wrote:
"So I resolved to change my life, because Jesus had given me clear lights to the effect that I should be a religious. I had a good occasion to do this, for we were about to begin the year of 1896. I wrote in a little notebook: "During this new year I resolve to begin a new life. I do not know what will happen to me during this year. But I abandon myself entirely to you, my God. And my aspirations and all my affections will be for You. I feel so weak, dear Jesus, but with Your help I hope and resolve to live a different life, that is, a life closer to You."
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All Catholics should imitate St John in rejecting the false Church

There’s one story that goes all the back to the beginnings of the Church of how the Apostle John responded to a heretic. The story is recorded in the second century book Against Heresies by St. Irenaeus …More
There’s one story that goes all the back to the beginnings of the Church of how the Apostle John responded to a heretic.
The story is recorded in the second century book Against Heresies by St. Irenaeus. Irenaeus had been a disciple of St. Polycarp, who had been a disciple of John. It’s from this direct line to John that Irenaeus got his information.
At the end of the first century, there was a gnostic heretic named Cerinthus. Among other things, he denied the Virgin Birth, denied that Jesus was the Christ his whole life, and taught that Christians were required to follow the Mosaic Law.
One day, John went inside a public bathhouse, but quickly spotted Cerinthus inside. John immediately ran out of the building, exclaiming to those with him, “Let us fly, lest even the bath-house fall down, because Cerinthus, the enemy of the truth, is within!” (Against Heresies, 3.3.4)
The same saint wrote the Book of Apocalypse. In Apocalypse 18:4 he writes: "And I heard another voice from heaven, …More
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And in the same work, Saint Irenaeus also wrote that the apocalyptic beast will be the one “in whom is concentrated the whole apostasy of six thousand …More
And in the same work, Saint Irenaeus also wrote that the apocalyptic beast will be the one “in whom is concentrated the whole apostasy of six thousand years, and unrighteousness, and wickedness, and false prophecy, and deception”.
We may ask, how is such a concentration of all heresies possible?
Saint Pius X gives us the answer: "And now, can anybody who takes a survey of the whole system be surprised that We should define it as the synthesis of all heresies? Were one to attempt the task of collecting together all the errors that have been broached against the faith and to concentrate the sap and substance of them all into one, he could not better succeed than the Modernists have done" ("Pascendi Dominici Gregis").
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As stated in Revelation 13, the first beast, i.e. Antichrist has ten horns. In "Homily on Christ and the Antichrist" Saint Hippolytus says that the ten …More
As stated in Revelation 13, the first beast, i.e. Antichrist has ten horns. In "Homily on Christ and the Antichrist" Saint Hippolytus says that the ten horns are the ten states into which the Roman Empire broke up, and he also mentions ten democracies (δημοκρατίας). Thus, we can assume that the ten horns of the Antichrist are ten democratic countries (governments) that form the basis of globalism (taking into account the anti-Christian essence of globalism). So the Antichrist should probably lead this structure and this movement.
The second beast from the same chapter of Revelation is a False Prophet, whose main function is to persuade people to worship the Antichrist. In his commentary on the Second Epistle to the Thessalonians, the Doctor of the Church St. Ephraim the Syrian wrote that the Antichrist (but we can say that the False Prophet) will sit precisely in the Church, and not in any heretical sect. The possibility that he would sit in the Church (in templo Dei, id est, in Ecclesia …More
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The Holy Child of Atocha

It is Christmas today. And it gladdens me to talk about Christmas babe, the God-child, born on Christmas day. Well today is the feast day of this Holy Child of Atocha. The devotion to the Holy Infant …More
It is Christmas today. And it gladdens me to talk about Christmas babe, the God-child, born on Christmas day. Well today is the feast day of this Holy Child of Atocha.
The devotion to the Holy Infant of Atocha originated in Spain during the Muslim invasion. In Atocha, the Moors kept the Catholic men imprisoned and would only allow children 12 and under to bring them food and drink. After a fervent prayer from families of the town to the Mother of God under the title of Our Lady of Atocha, a child pilgrim miraculously appeared bringing a basket of food and a gourd filled with drink to the prisoners that never emptied. The townspeople realized that it was the Child Jesus. In the church, the shoes of the Infant in the statue of Our Lady of Atocha were worn and dusty. Each time the village women replaced them, they found them worn and dusty again.
I find a great joy in going to the Holy Child of Atocha and pleading him for help in my daily chores and trials. There is this Miraculous prayer …More
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. . The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be …More
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
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The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
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The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads. . And Mama in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap, had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap. . When out on the roof there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. . Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutter, and threw up the sash. . The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow gave the lustre of midday to objects below, . when, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. . With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
. More rapid than eagles, his coursers they came, and he whistled and shouted and called them by name: "Now Dasher! Now Dancer! …More
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What Every Catholic Should Know!

For over a millennia, the Catholic Church has consistently opposed unnatural vice. Take a look at these teachings of the Church Fathers, Saints, Doctors of the Church and Ecclesiastical Writers. ⬇️ ⬇️More
For over a millennia, the Catholic Church has consistently opposed unnatural vice.
Take a look at these teachings of the Church Fathers, Saints, Doctors of the Church and Ecclesiastical Writers.
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12 Quotes Against Sodomy
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𝐀𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐒𝐭 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚 - 𝐋𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬

St Thomas, the apostle of Jesus Christ, arrived in Goa in 52 CE before leaving for his mission to Kerala and Tamil Nadu in South India, says historian Fr Cosme Jose Costa. The findings are a conclusion …More
St Thomas, the apostle of Jesus Christ, arrived in Goa in 52 CE before leaving for his mission to Kerala and Tamil Nadu in South India, says historian Fr Cosme Jose Costa.
The findings are a conclusion after decades of study by church historians and researchers and are published in the books Apostolic Christianity in Goa and in the West Coast and The Heritage of Govapuri, written by Fr Costa.
The visit of St. Thomas is still a matter of dispute among historians. There are only very limited details about him in the Bible. He appears thrice in the Gospel of St. John (St. John 11:16, 14:5, 20: 25-29). The three occasions are the resurrection of Lazar, the Last Supper, and the resurrection of Christ. In the gospel, he is named as Thomas who was known as Didymus. There are no written references to his gospel activities. The oldest document in this score is the book Acta Thomae, written at Edessa in CE 2- 4 centuries. This book came to be written since some traders took the body of St. …More
Flavio Raposo
CE is the term is used in the two links I have provided. The entire text is taken from the links. It is true the authors of the links should have used AD.
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CE? Seriously? I stoped reading at that point. Nuff said.
Flavio Raposo
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𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐂𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐬

This is a new video from Maccabean Uprising. This video is a must watch for all traditional Catholics. All traditional Catholics should not miss this. Here is the link: Predictions of Israel Hamas …More
This is a new video from Maccabean Uprising. This video is a must watch for all traditional Catholics. All traditional Catholics should not miss this.
Here is the link: Predictions of Israel Hamas War Based on Roman Jewish War in 70 AD.
This video channel of Maccabean Uprising promotes typology of events between the Old Testament and the New Testament. It has several videos of events in the Old Testament, and how these events parallels with the events in the New Testament. In the Old Testament, the main parallels for the Jews after the first coming of Christ is what happened to the Jewish nation after Our Lord ascended into Heaven. We are living in the New Testament period, the period which began at the time of Christ and will end at his second coming.
There are parallels as to what happened to the Romans and the Jews just before 70 AD and the events taking place between the Palestinians and the nation of Israel now. Ironically and amazingly the modern state of Israel is playing the …More
Flavio Raposo
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𝗦𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗮 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘂𝘀: 𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀

Many people who call themselves Christians have no problem with Santa Claus. If you say you have a problem with Santa Claus, people might groan and say what is the big deal. The big deal is the substitution …More
Many people who call themselves Christians have no problem with Santa Claus. If you say you have a problem with Santa Claus, people might groan and say what is the big deal. The big deal is the substitution of Jesus Christ with Santa Claus. Imagine, you open your mailbox, you receive a business wire that prominently features Santa Claus. You head to the grocery store and pass houses decorated with lights and plastic figures of Santa Claus and his reindeer or shopping at the stores you hear the song Santa Claus is coming to town. You see a 24-packet soda, each can with Santa Claus theme. You see promotion for a movie featuring Santa. You see people in Santa hats, you see Santa’s stockings, you hear about the secret Santa at someone’s work. You see any commercial featuring Santa. You know that Santa will be in the mall. More and more, the demonic Santa Claus is devouring the season of Christmas. And you are reminded less and less of the birth of Jesus Christ the God-man, the ultimate gift …More
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Our secular society has done with Saint Nicholas exactly what the protestants have done with Christ .instead of recognizing the reality they make them …More
Our secular society has done with Saint Nicholas exactly what the protestants have done with Christ .instead of recognizing the reality they make them both to their own liking.

𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐱𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐬

Saint Catherine of Siena, the great 14th century religious mystic, transmitted the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ about the sin of homosexuality, which contaminated some of the clergy in her time. …More
Saint Catherine of Siena, the great 14th century religious mystic, transmitted the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ about the sin of homosexuality, which contaminated some of the clergy in her time.
Referring to sacred ministers who committed this sin, Our Lord told her:
"They [the homosexuals] not only fail from resisting the weakness [of fallen human nature] .... but they do even worse when they commit the cursed sin against nature. Like the blind and stupid, having dimmed the light of their understanding, they do not recognize the disease and misery in which they find themselves. For this not only causes Me nausea, but is disgusting even to the devils themselves whom these depraved creatures have chosen as their lords."
"For Me this sin against nature is so abominable that for it alone five cities were destroyed by virtue of the judgment of My Divine Justice, which could no longer bear their iniquity ...."

It is disgusting to the devils not because evil displeases them or because they …More
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Flavio Raposo
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𝐈𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐋𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞?

On President Trump inauguration night, Father Andrew Mahana exorcised the White House and presented a statue of Lady of Fatima which was kept in the White House, and it was there at least till the time …More
On President Trump inauguration night, Father Andrew Mahana exorcised the White House and presented a statue of Lady of Fatima which was kept in the White House, and it was there at least till the time Trump was there in the White House.
Father Mahana was invited by President Trump’s inaugural committee to his inauguration to discuss with him shaping Middle East policy to benefit persecuted Christians.
Trump and Fr. Mahana were and are friends: at a campaign rally during his 2016 campaign in Greeley, Colorado he pointed at the priest and asked the crowd to give a loud applause: “does everyone here know Father Andre?”
On January 20, 2017 Trump had the statue of Our Lady of Fatima blessed and kept in the White House. Now is the statue still there in White House?
This year, to celebrate the ancient Jewish festival of lights, the White House added a menorah to its holiday lineup for the first time.
And look what President Biden is doing. Listen to what he is saying: "It's about time we …More
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I would be surprised. Modernist 'Catholics' hate things like statues of Our Lady of Fatima. Seeing such images pricks their consciences. If they have any.