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Melania Trump Opens Trump Rally With Pater Noster

Fate has a way of picking unlikely material,
Greasy-haired second lieutenants of French artillery,
And bald-headed, dubious, Roman rake-politicians.

Stephen Vincent Benet, John Brown’s Body

And thrice married billionaires and their nude model wives?  I have long thought that God has a well developed sense of humor.  Wouldn’t it be beyond the absurd for Him to hand victory to almost defeated Christians on issues such as abortion and religious freedom by such unlikely material?  From everything I have read about her, Melania Trump is a devoted mother, religious and attempts to stay out of the lime light as much as possible.  May she be a positive influence on her husband, and may she grow in faith and love.

 

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

23 Comments

  1. “Wouldn’t it be beyond the absurd for Him to hand victory to almost defeated Christians on issues such as abortion and religious freedom by such unlikely material?”

    YES!

    Unlikely but possible and it’s the element of possibilities that we prayed over and over leading up to November 8th.

    At this moment all I know for certain is there is momentum that didn’t exist before regarding the chipping away of America’s scourge…. Abortion on demand. The De-funding of Worse than Murder Inc. is a start to the possibility of the impossible. The reversal of Roe v Wade. This momentum would not exist if it wasn’t for the absurdities of the Left.
    Indeed, the emperor (dems) are not wearing clothes.

  2. After all, in Jeremiah God twice calls Nebuchadnezzar “my servant.” (Jer 27:6, 43:10)
    As St Augustine says, God is the creator of good wills and the exploiter of evil ones (Sicut naturarum bonarum optimus creator, ita voluntatum malarum justissimus ordinator” De Civ Dei XI 17)

  3. @Michael Dowd

    Let’s pray that their sponsors and the RCIA instruction is quality. Formation based upon ambiguity brings the like of Pelosi-Biden-Kennedy (c) atholics. Oh…Add Mark Shea to the list.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it happens Micheal Dowd. The past eighteen months have been full of interesting developments. Donald Trump is no exception.

  4. I have never seen a first lady, or president for that matter, open a public forum like a rally, with the Lord’s Prayer….or honoring God in such a humble way. First I was stunned, then I stood up and applauded for the courage and virtue it took to do this one simple act. I felt now we have the faith coming back front and center after all these years!!! To God be the Glory…for it has had a back seat for a long long time! She is going to take a lot of heat for dong this from leftists, but I don’t think she cares. The people care! May we all look to that example and come out of our holes and rise up in simple humility and nobleness as Melania Trump!

  5. I see the leftists are in a tizzy about the FLOTUS saying the Lord’s Prayer before her speech. It would be something to see if their heads would explode if she recited the Apostle’s Creed!😂

  6. Suzanne brings up a very important point.
    We must rise!
    The left will continue their form of tolerance spewed across all mediums, but this is our time to reclaim what was hijacked in ’08.
    We are a Christian Nation, read the preamble, and no one, especially the former POTUS, can say otherwise.
    Bathrooms are gender specific for good reason, no one can claim otherwise. The idea that we treat a deformity, a mental illness, by embracing it and teaching others it’s not a deformity at all but a lifestyle choice, is not mercy nor healthy for the individual or society.

    Disorder by any other name is harmful.

    The political correctness landscape was built upon shifting sand, not upon a rock.
    We build upon a rock.
    We will weather this storm, relativism, and we will flourish.

    God bless our President.

  7. And yet our elegantly socially-self-conscious bishops and the “sovereign pontiff” are marching off in a completely wrong direction. The “New Mexico Bishops’ Conference” (All 3 of them— Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Bishop Oscar Cantu of the Diocese of Las Cruces, and Bishop James S. Wall of the Diocese of Gallup with Allen Sánchez as the Executive Director of the Conference ) announced in good extravagantly Nanci-Pelosi-style militant language Fri 2/17/17 that Trump’s immigration ban “is an act of war.”

    http://www.usnews.com/news/new-mexico/articles/2017-02-17/new-mexicos-bishops-trump-immigrant-draft-an-act-of-war

    Without getting into the drama-queen aspect of the 3 Bishops (D-NM) statement (It faintly reminds me of “Tres Amigos Tequila”—which is also a poor quality imitation of tequila, just like the 3 bishops with regard to spiritual leadership), it is this wrong-headed purely political foray into policy that every day diminishes the influence of Catholic bishops everywhere. How long can they continue to take off their clothes for political stunt-effect without eventually causing people not even to turn their head?

    As for the US movement toward protection of unborn life, most of them can claim no credit at all.

  8. And by the way, executive director of the NMEC, “Bp.” Allen Sanchez (D-NM), was reacting to the fake-news story of Trump putting 100,000 Natl Guard troops on the border—just as GW Bush and Obama had each done for a time

    So, obviously they are getting their daily news and info from CNN and Politico.

  9. Melania Trump is praying with all the saints in heaven, all the saints on earth and all the saints in purgatory. The sous in hell are not remembered. Our Father, in heaven, on earth and under the earth, and His divine Providence, Who is invoked in our Unanimous Declaration of Independence is the “Creator” of all men.. Aligned with God, America will become great again. Thanks be to God.

  10. What ““is an act of war.” is the bullying of the consciences of all holy men and women. The virtue of charity is between God and man. The semi-bishops may exhort upon the good men an action to charity. They may expound the benefits and graces to be received from God. They may not incite a war nor disparage the charity and good works that men of good will do, even if it is two coins.

  11. Let us continue to pray daily for our President and Mrs. Trump and Vice President and Mrs. Pence and their families. For wisdom and fortitude and many graces in their public and private lives.

  12. Strictly speaking of course, Ivana is the President’s wife, the elegant beautiful Melania his lovely mistress.

  13. Antigon, Ivana was already validly married previously. Her “marriage” to President Trump was invalid due to a prior bond. President Trump has made comments which would cast doubt on the validity of his marriage to Marla Maples. It’s very likely his marriage to The First Lady is valid.

  14. antigon………. marriage between two non-Catholic is recognized by the Church ONLY IF a couple of criteria are met. One criteria is the intention of both parties to a union of permanence, fidelity and openness to life. Neither you nor I am privy to any information of that subject with respect to Mr. Trump and Ivana. Your remark was unhelpful

  15. I find it pretty comic how people like “antigon” are “Defender of the Bond”, when the Chief Executive Defender of the Bond has abandoned his role in the matter.

    That high moral perch must have a marvelous view.

  16. Antigon: From my lowly station, I cannot see the details of their marital status known perfectly to God. I will let Him sort it out. If God is as merciful to them as He is to me, everything will be well.

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