Hindus venerate cows. Laugh? America has many sacred cows immune from criticism (idolatry). First commandment?
While apologizing for "past" Catholics, John Paul II presided over the greatest scandal of the church. Successfully masquerading as a traditional Catholic, John Paul was more correctly a modernist. Appointments of bishops were terrible. His failure to consecrate Russia properly (as requested at Fatima) will cost many souls.
In America, annulments increased from 450 to 48,000 a year under his tenure. Rather than "following," his reign was one of anything "new" — marriage and Holy Day dispensations, Rosary modified.
Compromise seemed endless — so-called altar girls, Eucharistic ministers, Communion in the hand, etc. But his greatest tragedy involved the search for a larger unity than already existed in the Eucharist (John 6:47-59). Man-made ecumenism must not be confused with Godly evangelization — four marks of the true church — One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic.
False ecumenism has actually torn at the true "inner" belief of the Eucharist (only one-third of Catholics believe in John 6, the pathway to heaven). Unbelievable. It involves dissimulation, because all previous "ecumenical" councils stressed universal unity "within" the Catholic church only. Christ has only one Mystical Body (no denominations).
Ronald Reagan engineered massive deficits. However, because he superficially reduced taxes, he is glorified (inflation is the greatest tax). Overspending without incoming revenue equals deficits. Ninety-five percent of America's woes revolve around a very low saving rate. The Satanic move toward the New World Order demands constant spending instead.
Did Reagan spend Russia into oblivion? Hardly, since Russia is financing Iceland's debt. Any more strategic location of nuclear submarine bases? His Supreme Court judges were pro-abortion — Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O'Connor. Did Reagan ever refuse his wife's use of astrology?
Because of the Reagan administration, we honor a severe adulterer with a holiday — the same man John Paul wanted to canonize. Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Martin Luther King's closest aide, disclosed often King's innumerable affairs — infidelity to his wife — sin of eternal hell (I Corinthians 6:9-10).