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Letters to the Editor

Why nothing seems to be sacred anymore

Robert Ritchie, of America Needs Fatima, wrote a very good article in the Crusade magazine about White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who said that nothing is sacred anymore.

Gen. Kelly, a possible Irish Catholic, writes that when he was kid, a lot of things were sacred in our country. Women were sacred and looked upon with great honor. Obviously that is not the case anymore. Life, the dignity of life was sacred. That’s gone. Religion seems to be gone as well.

And Robert Ritchie agrees that liberals and the liberal media always perpetuate negative, cynical comments as to why nothing is sacred anymore.

There are many nuns, but only one Mother Teresa of Calcutta. You can ask why, but all you have to do is look and find that convents have changed. There are only the Dominican nuns and Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity that still wear the habits.

Years ago, we looked upon nuns as sacred. The habit was a sign of sacredness. And I remember, at times in LaSalle, I would see those nuns who wore those big white hats (I believe they were called Daughters of Charity) that covered their heads, and it was beautiful and sacred to see such nuns, and you revered them with dignity.

Maybe the loss of habits brought about why nothing is sacred anymore.

What we need is for the religious to speak more forcefully in newspapers and on the radio and television telling people to believe in God and scare the “heebie-jeebies” out of the Christians in America that there is a heaven and a hell, and they have to shape up or they will all go to hell.

Maybe the religious who have been “too silent” have brought about why nothing is sacred anymore. Lots of blame can be given to religious leaders for what is happening today.

A note to all who read this, is that hell exists. Jacinta, along with Lucia and Francisco, saw the vision of hell in the first secret of Fatima, and she (Jacinta) saw human forms being tossed around in hell, and even though she was only seven years old, every day, she said the prayer that Our Lady gave them that we recite in the Rosary, “Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, and save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of thy mercy.” She was praying for those who do not believe in Jesus Christ.

The Bible quotes hell many times, and Padre Pio believes in hell, and if you believe in Padre Pio, you have to believe in hell, too. Because God, the pope, priests, bishops, cardinals and nuns are not loved and adored anymore, there can be no surprise that nothing is sacred anymore. Shame, shame, shame on those forgetting their Christian beliefs starting from the Ten Commandments all the way through and to the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. Now is the time to do your Easter duty, and for gosh sakes, do it.

Carlo Olivero

Dalzell

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