President Reagan and the Pope


The President and the Pope

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   "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion." These are the very first words of America's "Bill of Rights" and were meant to warn us never to allow any religious establishment the opportunity to influence the operation of our government. These words were in fact deliberately placed in the U.S. Constitution by our founding fathers to protect us from the Catholic Church that our founders came to America to escape. In Europe the Catholic Church had infiltrated European government and was burning Protestants alive in public "Inquisitions" where innocent Protestants, Jews, and Islamics were tortured, murdered, or sentenced to the rowing galleys of slave ships, for the "crime" of refusing to accept the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church and its papacy. Our founders firmly believed in following the laws of God, but feared any church influence in the operation of their government. They fought for separation of church and state, but believed in a permanent bond between God and state.

   It would be nearly two centuries before the U.S. finally saw it's first Catholic president, and only two decades later when another person raised in a Catholic household would also become President of the United States. Aware of the liabilities of being a Catholic running for the White House, Ronald Reagon joined the Episcopal Church which functions similarly, but does not observe the papacy. While this president was in the Oval Office, a Catholic also held the position of Speaker of the House in Congress. The fact that these two Catholic raised politicians were in control of two of the three branches of the U.S. government did not go unnoticed by the Holy See in Rome. President Reagan was officially summoned to Rome for an audience with the pope. The President met with Pope John Paul II in Rome on June 7, 1982, in an unrecorded meeting to express his solidarity with the Pope on many political and social issues. The Pope quickly arranged for his Jesuit legal advisors to act on completing the tasks necessary for establishing official recognition of the Catholic Church by the U.S. government. On January 10, 1984 Congress did in fact make a "law respecting an establishment of religion," to create an official Ambassador to the Holy See and a Vatican embassy paid for by U.S. tax dollars.


DECEPTION: Reagan was the most Constitution oriented president.

THE TRUTH: Reagan realized our Founders' greatest fear.


   On Thursday, September 24th, 2015, at a joint meeting of Congress presided over by America’s Catholic Vice President Joe Biden, and America’s Catholic Speaker of the House, John Boehner, the new Jesuit supreme leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis I, delivered a speech to both houses of Congress. His speech was interrupted by many standing ovations by all members present as he laid out his bold new vision for America on numerous political and cultural issues. So if you'd like to know more about how the Catholic Church finally won it's 208-year battle to achieve influence in American government, click on the secure book link below to order your copy of Edward Oliver's book, "Eye of Providence."








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