It’s a weekend of anniversaries: Mary’s first apparition at Fatima in 1917, the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, and the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II in 1981. We forego the boralogue this week and jump right in to the program.
First, 36 years after a failed assassination attempt on the Pope, we welcome Paul Kengor (www.visionandvalues.org), Executive Director of the Center for Vision and Values, who discusses how Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan teamed up with others to bring down the Soviet Union, and the best way to communicate with tyrants, as the Pope did, is through both peace and strength.
Second, it is the 100th anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s first appearance in Fatima, Portugal. Tim Kauffman (www.whitehorseblog.com), Director of White Horse Publications, gives us the history of the many apparitions of Mary throughout history and how most of the messages from apparitions have not been scriptural.
Finally, this weekend marks 69th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel. Tommy Ice (www.pre-trib.org), Founder of the Pre-Trib Research Center, examines Christian Zionism, replacement theology, and the relationship between Jews and the Christian church for the past two millennia.
John’s quote of the week:
“Marxism is alive and well in the West. You see it in most of the progressive ideologies in institutions such as American colleges and elsewhere. Not to mention liberation theologians inside the Catholic Church. Marxism is alive and well.”
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