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Quote from Pius X on Zionist Movement - January 25, 1904
"We are unable to favor this movement [of Zionism]. We cannot prevent the Jews from going to Jerusalem—but we could never sanction it. The ground of Jerusalem, if it were not always sacred, has been sanctified by the life of Jesus Christ. As the head of the Church I cannot answer you otherwise. The Jews have not recognized our Lord, therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people."
January 26, 1904 diary entry of Theodor Herzl (founder of political Zionism), who had managed to obtain an audience with Pope Pius X the previous day. Herzl made a 5 year (unsuccessful) tour of European courts/leaders - in an effort to gain support for his cause. In 1904, after years of illness, the Jew Herzl died a broken and disappointed man at the age of forty-four. His wife died three years later. Two of his 3 children committed suicide. His only grandchild committed suicide.

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26.10 | 15:59

"Ah! if our Blessed Lady be for us, who can be against us?" -Fr. Titus Joslin

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26.10 | 06:51

An amazing eye-opening site that I was blessed to come across!

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26.10 | 06:40

This is meant in a spiritual sense/manner, via a pious thought... or prayer.

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26.10 | 06:35

Thanks for posting the book, "Memorials of Those who Suffered for the Catholic faith in Ireland in the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries". We need to pray for Ireland!

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