Pope Francis …. “Speech Given by the Pope at the White House”!!


~~September 23, 2015~~ 

Read the Speech Pope Francis Gave at the White House

I remembered about the Pope’s visit to the White House this morning just in time.

I turned the TV on and there he was … starting to speak his words.

I’m so happy I didn’t miss it.

It’s a speech for history.

He touched on so many current topics. He proved that he’s very much aware and in touch with the current topics that affect our society and our world.

His cadence, his presence, his aura … all proving how special this Pontiff is.

His words touched my heart.



Pope Francis spoke at a welcoming ceremony for his U.S. visit at the South Lawn of the White House Wednesday, September 23, 2015, before a crowd of 15,000.

The Flag of Vatican City (Papal flag) flies next to American flags along West Executive Avenue near the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, the day before Pope Francis arrives. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Flag of Vatican City (Papal flag) flies next to American flags along West Executive Avenue near the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, the day before Pope Francis arrives. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Here is a transcript of his speech, according to prepared remarks released by the Vatican.

Mr. President,

I am deeply grateful for your welcome in the name of all Americans.

As the son of an immigrant family, I am happy to be a guest in this country, which was largely built by such families.

I look forward to these days of encounter and dialogue, in which I hope to listen to, and share, many of the hopes and dreams of the American people.

During my visit I will have the honor of addressing Congress, where I hope, as a brother of this country, to offer words of encouragement to those called to guide the nation’s political future in fidelity to its founding principles. I will also travel to Philadelphia for the Eighth World Meeting of Families, to celebrate and support the institutions of marriage and the family at this, a critical moment in the history of our civilization.

Mr. President, together with their fellow citizens, American Catholics are committed to building a society which is truly tolerant and inclusive, to safeguarding the rights of individuals and communities, and to rejecting every form of unjust discrimination.

With countless other people of good will, they are likewise concerned that efforts to build a just and wisely ordered society respect their deepest concerns and their right to religious liberty.

That freedom remains one of America’s most precious possessions. And, as my brothers, the United States Bishops, have reminded us, all are called to be vigilant, precisely as good citizens, to preserve and defend that freedom from everything that would threaten or compromise it.

Mr. President, I find it encouraging that you are proposing an initiative for reducing air pollution.

Accepting the urgency, it seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation.

When it comes to the care of our “common home”, we are living at a critical moment of history.

We still have time to make the changes needed to bring about “a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change”.

Such change demands on our part a serious and responsible recognition not only of the kind of world we may be leaving to our children, but also to the millions of people living under a system which has overlooked them. Our common home has been part of this group of the excluded which cries out to heaven and which today powerfully strikes our homes, our cities and our societies. To use a telling phrase of the Reverend Martin Luther King, we can say that we have defaulted on a promissory note and now is the time to honor it.

We know by faith that “the Creator does not abandon us; he never forsakes his loving plan or repents of having created us.

Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home”.

As Christians inspired by this certainty, we wish to commit ourselves to the conscious and responsible care of our common home.

The efforts which were recently made to mend broken relationships and to open new doors to cooperation within our human family represent positive steps along the path of reconciliation, justice and freedom.

I would like all men and women of good will in this great nation to support the efforts of the international community to protect the vulnerable in our world and to stimulate integral and inclusive models of development, so that our brothers and sisters everywhere may know the blessings of peace and prosperity which God wills for all his children.

Mr President, once again I thank you for your welcome, and I look forward to these days in your country.

God bless America!



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Dear Santatollah …. We’ve been bad!!


~~March 13, 2015~~ 

Tis the Season for Treason

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell and Tom Cotton. 


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Thoughts for today …. #119!!


~~March 6, 2015~~ 


On Tuesday, March 3, 2015,  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an address to a joint meeting of Congress on the threat of Iran. In a series of tweets ahead of departing for the United States, he framed the speech as the product of “a fateful, even historic mission” and styled himself as “the emissary of all Israelis.”

But Netanyahu’s plan to grandstand in Washington has been deemed by the Obama administration as a violation of protocol and has polarized opinion both in the United States and Israel. Many congressional Democrats will not be in attendance. It’s a sign of the partisan implications of the speech, which many claim is aimed at derailing the Obama administration’s ongoing negotiations with Iran.

WorldViews outlined last week what’s in dispute between Netanyahu and the White House, which was not informed of the Israeli prime minister’s intent until after the planned speech was announced. The speech comes two weeks ahead of elections in Israel that could spell defeat for Netanyahu and his rightist Likud party.

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The Weasel and the Woodpecker … for real!!


~~March 5, 2015~~ 


Amateur Photographer Martin Le-May just captured one of the most amazing
photos ever caught on film. He and his wife were at Hornchurch Country Park
in the UK on March 2nd when a baby weasel decided to hitch a ride with a


A photo of a weasel riding on the back of a woodpecker is causing a flutter on social media, not just for the original photo, but for Photoshopped amendments.

The original image was snapped Monday by Martin Le-May during a walk with his wife through Hornchurch Country Park in London, England.

The image has sparked a surge of interest online, being retweeted thousands of times and a hashtag of #WeaselPecker created on Twitter.

A variety of spoof images have been posted

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I found the article mentioned above this morning, after I saw the graphic shown above. The other amendments I’ve seen are pretty funny. However, this one is the winner (in my eyes).

In spite of the “satire” and humor intended with it, it seem right on point after the hoopla about Israel’s Prime Minister (BiBi) was “covertly” invited to address Congress after breaching all established protocol.

House Speaker John Boehner set up his most dramatic (stupid, to me) foreign policy confrontation with President Barack Obama to date, inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak about Iran before a joint session of Congress on Feb. 11.

Netanyahu is a fierce opponent of the emerging U.S. nuclear agreement with the Islamic republic and has served as Obama’s foil, of sorts, as the negotiations have progressed.

And his visit to Washington seems mostly for optics: When it comes to Iran, many Republicans and Democrats in the Capitol seem more closely aligned with Netanyahu than with Obama. The Israeli leader has addressed Congress twice.


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