A Pope and a PresidentJoker : An Honest Treatment of Madness. The Breaking Bad Movie. Beto Proposes to Oppress Church with State. Understanding the Situation between Turkey and the Kurds — and the U. The Electric Grid in the Digital Age. We talk a bit about the bonds between these men and the Marian events in Fatima, which John Paul II believed were intimately connected to the sparing of his life, and more. Paul Kengor: I appreciate your asking that question.
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It was indeed such an astonishing change that right up until it was happening few would have believed it possible. But untold? There have been plenty of other books, articles and videos about the collapse of the Soviet communist empire, including works that, as this one does, appropriately credit Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan for its demise. This book superbly captures and perfectly portrays the profound depth of the bond between John Paul II and Ronald Reagan. This is key. You cannot understand why Soviet communism collapsed unless you have a good grasp of just how extraordinarily deep was the bond that existed between those two great leaders of the 20th century.
He asks: Is Faith at the heart of history? Well, take a breath or perhaps say a prayer. But how can a story so profound have gone unnoticed by the mainstream for so long? This new and revealing account of history shines much-needed light on this hidden mid-century moment. His intricate storylines include the prophetic vision of Lady Fatima, which in foretold the coming tragedy of communism. Kengor describes the intimate partnership of faith between Reagan and the Polish-born John Paul II, common life experiences, and how they stood with Lech Walesa, who survived imprisonment and torture at the hands of Soviet henchmen.
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The sounds of the bullets that pierced the afternoon air of Saint Peter's Square on May 13, , were an echo of a message that began resounding sixty-four years earlier, on May 13, The message was said to have come from Mary, the mother of Christ. Before we go any further, an explanation is in order. This book is a work of historical investigation, not a religious apologetic. Given that, it may seem odd to examine the role of the Virgin Mary in crucial events of the twentieth century. To some readers it will be off- putting. But I ask you to stick with me, even if you do not believe in the supernatural or are a religious person skeptical of Catholic claims of Marian apparitions.
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