President Trump and First Lady Melania Visit St. John Paul II National Shrine and Memorial…

Earlier today, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited the Saint John Paul II National Shrine and presented a ceremonial wreath to observe remembrance of the former Pope. [Video Below]

After placing a wreath at the Statue of Saint John Paul II, the President and First Lady visited the Luminous Mysteries Chapel, John Paul II Blood Relic, and the Madonna Icon.

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164 Responses to President Trump and First Lady Melania Visit St. John Paul II National Shrine and Memorial…

  1. FofBW says:

    In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, bless our President, protect him and give him Divine guidance.

    Bless our country through this painful period.

    God brings nothing but good from the chaos of Satan.

    Liked by 52 people

  2. All Too Much says:

    Calming. Got that from Rush this morning. It is still morning in Blue region California
    Perfect.

    Liked by 11 people

  3. Sporty says:

    Our Beloved President is opening up the Nation and taking back the streets.

    Liked by 17 people

  4. Flight93Gal says:

    So WHY IN THE WORLD is the Catholic Church blasting VSGPDJT?

    Yes, being a Catholic is not easy today (I am one) –especially in light of the SJW propaganda the Catholic leadership (Pope and Bishops) spew.

    Despite this, I believe that GOD Almighty has his hand on VSGPJDT.

    May God continue to protect, bless and guide VSG President Donald J. Trump during this difficult time in America’s history!

    Liked by 28 people

    • Tl Howard says:

      So WHY IN THE WORLD is the Catholic Church blasting VSGPDJT?
      _______________________________________________________________

      The answers to most questions about large institutions are

      1) Power
      2) Money

      Each can derive from the other and so it is with the largest of the large, the Roman Catholic Church.

      Liked by 8 people

      • FrankieZee says:

        You have to remember that the Catholic Church is not about Christianity anymore.

        Liked by 9 people

        • Deb says:

          It is for us pewsitters.

          We are fighting to take back our church.

          Just like you and I are fighting to take back our country.

          The fact that America is being controlled by corrupt and evil people who only care about power and money does not make our Constitution and Republic less “American.”

          Same for the church. The evil doers need to be swept out of the temple from time to time.

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    • FofBW says:

      Especially a traditional Catholic.

      Liked by 9 people

    • babethebeagle says:

      I agree, it is not easy being a Catholic these days. The best thing that happened to me was when they closed our church and I was forced to go to Mass via EWTN. First time I heard a Catholic priest preach against abortion in years!

      We have a new bishop and his first thing was to go around to every parish in the state apologizing for priest who sexually abused children. I have some hope he will be better than our last bishop, who was a flaming liberal, but it’s too early to tell.

      Who let the Devil into our church?

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      • beth02 says:

        Babethebeagle, I was so heartened by your comment. I, too, have felt abandoned by my Catholic Church for some time. When they closed our churches (without the slightest hesitation) I found a wonderful Catholic Church in Illinois (transmitting from behind enemy lines). Sending me out on my own turned, turned out to be an incredible boost to my faith. Probably not at all what our AD planned. But certainly God’s work!

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        • gotoJoseph says:

          The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion,WI was one of the few approved Marian apparition sites in the world that remained open throughout the Covid shutdown. Many found solace there when so many churches were closed.

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          • Donovans Trigger says:

            I’ve made several pilgrimages to OLGH. I went the opening weekend of Lent when this was all starting. It is a place of profound peace and is unknown even to many Priests in the US. Highly recommend it.

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        • gotoJoseph says:

          The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion,WI was one of the few approved Marian apparition sites in the world that remained open throughout the Covid shutdown. Many found solace there when so many churches were closed.

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      • FofBW says:

        We LOVE EWTN!!

        Liked by 5 people

      • emet says:

        Satan’s greatest lieutenants are in the church. Some highly placed. For nonbelievers, he enters thru sin. For believers, he enters thru deception.
        Just as you take precautions about your personal safety, you must also consider your spiritual safety.
        The evil we see before us is not about Mr. Floyd, or racism, or even Hillary losing. It is part and parcel of the spiritual war that began when our Heavenly Father cast satan and his followers from heaven.
        Look at the reaction when President Trump went to St Johns with the Word! It was if he had thrown holy water on demons causing them to cry out.
        Yes, man’s evil nature is on full display today. But Our Father will have the final say.

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        • Debbie says:

          AMEN, AMEN, AMEN….even Biden cried out and he kneeled in a church surrounded with his black posse and Pelosi…how dare the President, and how dare these Bishops to cry out, of all people.
          JUDGE NOT THAT YE BE NOT JUDGE.
          Who to Say that God did not call President Trump’s Weary Soul to St. John, and Trandscending Reality, as he Walked toward the church, having a Spritual moment with God. Be Aware of the Anti-Christ.

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      • laurelmarycecilia says:

        ffnd a Latin Mass best if you can find a FSSP or an Institute of Christ priest………….the Church is still here…… just have to hunt Her out………

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      • guest4ever says:

        babethebeagle—I hear you. We normally assist at a TLM; can’t even do THAT now! Grrr! The Devil’s been in the Church since, at least, the late 1800’s. Prayer, and being a genuine Saint are the best things we can do!!!

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      • suejeanne1 says:

        EWTN is great – I love “The Holy Rosary in the Holy Land” with Father Mitch Pacway –

        it comes on at 4:30 AM Pacific Time unless it is preempted by some event from Rome

        the Rosary that Father Pacwa does is my favorite – just simple and not sing-songy or rushed, but regular people visiting the Holy Land, going to the places we read about in the Gospel –

        since I happened to wake up early, I think when that comes on in about a half an hour, I think I will do that!

        (I also watch it on videos on DVD and also on youtube when it isn’t 4:30 in the morning)

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    • WSB says:

      Because the Pope is not really Catholic, IMHO.

      Liked by 11 people

    • Beans says:

      Mother Church left me. I didn’t leave the Church. I’m still here, trying to be a good Catholic. The Church? Not so much.

      Liked by 14 people

      • FofBW says:

        Remember, Jesus promised the gates of hell will not prevail against his church.

        Liked by 7 people

      • texasooz57 says:

        I completely agree with you, Beans. If it weren’t for the Eucharist, we would have left long ago. When we have Archbishops, Bishops, Cardinals, priests and yes, a pope, like Gregory, it’s really hard to support her.

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        • guest4ever says:

          texas00z57—Were you referring to one of the great Pope Gregory’s or the current, PF? I’m a tad confused by your last sentence. We have Gregory here in DC; and yes, it’s really hard.

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          • texasooz57 says:

            Guest4, I apologize. I really didn’t word my last sentence correctly…distracted by my fit of rage over Archbishop Gregory’s fake tantrum of President Trump’s honoring the shrine of the late St. Pope John Paul II. I was trying to say, like Archbishop Gregory, we have a pope, some cardinals, bishops, and priests that speak on issues and subjects outside of their authority of faith and morals. They are operating outside of their authority yet they act as if we, the laity, are supposed to follow them blindly down these paths on whatever they say about climate change, politics, etc. It is just not so. Nope. We don’t have to.

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      • Suzy Jules says:

        True, true. THere was no Resurrection in 2020, when PDJT said open on Easter the bishops and priests should have yelling YES in unison. But they are not shepards they are only hired hands who run at the site of the wolf. Sadly, this is the tipping point. Not sure we will recover.

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        • guest4ever says:

          Suzy Jules—Yes, I do believe the Church is currently undergoing Her own crucifixion, and it is hard. That being said, She will have her own Resurrection; just don’t know when, but I personally think I’m seeing small shoots of it now. It will take time to be fully completed.

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      • guest4ever says:

        Beans, we need to all do our best to be faithful Catholics. Learn from the Catechism from the Council of Trent; it is still valid. Remind people about Transubstantiation—the FACT that after the priest, any priest, even the slimes, consecrate the host, it becomes the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. It is NOT, after that point, a symbol. A full 70% of supposed, “Catholics” do not believe that. They believe it’s only a symbol. THAT, ultimately, is why the Church is in the state it is in today!!!

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    • ncbirdnwrd says:

      And that total hypocrite Biden said today that President Trump should open the Bible and not brandish it. This from the lips of a “Catholic” who endorses abortion/murder of a child up to birth. Wonder when he last opened a Bible.

      And yes, I am Catholic and it is indeed difficult to be Catholic today with the likes of Biden, Pelosi, and many others proudly spouting their heresy

      And, the Pope is not Catholic. He’s a Marxist.

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      • YvonneMarie says:

        God is the decider as soon as each one of our draws our last breath.
        He taught his Apostles everything they need to build His Church.
        They all performed miracles everywhere they went.
        They freely died the martyrdom.
        We are at the end of an age that began 500 years ago.
        I agree that Francis I is a Marxist. I think Benedict VI is the Pope.
        And a coward.

        Liked by 2 people

        • guest4ever says:

          Yvonne—I agree with almost all you state. Except I do not know if Benedict VI is a coward; I do not know what went on behind the scenes. He could be protecting the Church for all we know.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Mariposa323 says:

          Amén .
          We are in a time when the Judases have multiplied and are almost half the clergy now . Seek out a holy priest is all we can do to give you the sacraments , read the scriptures and pray the rosary , but stop supporting these faithless pastors and bishops!

          Liked by 2 people

          • Deb says:

            “When the Son of Man returns, will he find any faith upon the earth?”

            We are living through the times described in the scriptures. Time to put on the armor of God and fight back against the devils who have taken over our church. It is a spiritual battle, prayer is what is needed.

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    • nkmommy says:

      Taylor Marshall is an influential Catholic voice, particularly for those who prefer the Traditional Latin Mass, and he supports Trump, as do many devout Catholics despite the Pope not being his fan. Taylor wrote a book about the Church called Infiltration. His most recent video/podcast: Trump vs Gates, Battle of the Billionaires… https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1A5gzu2aX8

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      It was announced on radio that a Bishop here is holding a rosary in solidarity with the protesters. Absolutely sickening.

      Liked by 1 person

    • I am a Catholic too but I have no allegiance to the present Pope nor his archbishops. The Church has been infiltrated by left wing ideology. I pray the next Pope will be a leader for all Catholics.

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      • Deb says:

        The current batch of seminarians are far more devout and faithful then our current leaders. My son is in the minor seminary, his classmates are all strong and faithful men.

        They will have their work cut out for them, but they are aware of the what lies ahead.

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    • vfm#7634 says:

      Because the Catholic Church got taken over by leftists who call themselves Catholics but aren’t.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Shark24 says:

    Reagan had John Paul II and Margaret Thatch. President Trump does not have that level of “Wingmen”. God bless him.

    Liked by 20 people

  6. donnyvee says:

    John Paul was a great Pope who helped make the world a better place. We now have an idiot for a Pope who is making it worse.

    Liked by 19 people

    • babethebeagle says:

      I agree, it is not easy being a Catholic these days. The best thing that happened to me was when they closed our church and I was forced to go to Mass via EWTN. First time I heard a Catholic priest preach against abortion in years!

      We have a new bishop and his first thing was to go around to every parish in the state apologizing for priest who sexually abused children. I have some hope he will be better than our last bishop, who was a flaming liberal, but it’s too early to tell.

      Who let the Devil into our church?

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  7. Henry says:

    To see the leaders of these various denominations and leaders of various countries trashing our president really pisses me off.

    So many false shepherds and so many stupid sheep.

    Liked by 13 people

    • GB Bari says:

      Not edified in the Word, not taught by pastors or preachers who are truly in Fellowship with Christ. Led astray by the Ruler of this world.

      Liked by 1 person

      • NICCO says:

        You are right on.Alot of people do not realize that we are in last days of this earthly system.Many church leaders are wolves in sheeps clothing,lying to and fleecing the flock.Father ,we thank you that you give us ears to hear and eyes to see.Protect our president and help him in this very difficult of times.We cover him,family vice president pence and every godly and righteous man and woman in this government.Father,surround them with the fire of your glory and all your people.Dispatch your warring angelic hosts in great numbers of legions to destroy the enemy completely.We thank you Father ,in Jesus Christ precious name.Amen.

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        • GB Bari says:

          Amen!

          Liked by 1 person

        • 4EDouglas says:

          My own background is Lutheran-a long line on Mom’s side. I have family that is Catholic.
          -conservative Catholics. Im going to a Baptist church now as the local Lutherans MO synod and ELCA are quite chummy and co-operate as in Picnics and Charities. I’ve this little thing about apostasy. and the ELCA is apostate, period. Catholic Lutheran, Evangelicals,and anyone who believes the Word and lives it. Is part of the body of Christ. We need the truth in our lives. the whole Nation.

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    • tuskyou says:

      Let them show their true colors for all to see. Some people need to see and hear their crap to wake up. Fake phony Christians. Fake news, fake politicians, fake pandemic. Is there anything real in this fake plastic world! I have to believe that for every person sleep walking there’s another one wide awake.

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      • Patience says:

        Like !

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      • Mariposa323 says:

        Your lips to God’s ears ! May He have mercy upon us !

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      • guest4ever says:

        I think our great POTUS has allowed a LOT of this plandemic and allowing the blue states to fall prey to the Antifia violence, etc., is because he wants to show everyone what’s behind the curtains,both the Demonrat and Rino curtains. If those blue state governors asked for help with the riots, I think POTUS would be on it like white on rice.

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        • tuskyou says:

          I concur from Illinois. I emailed POTUS weeks ago asking him not to bail out my state, instead force the Governor to actually govern. Rinos here have been pretty quiet or offer lukewarm statements/no action.

          I take every opportunity to point out 2 facts: rinos here are no better than dems and it’s Pritzger’s job to manage or mismanage. The response is interesting cause people agree with me on a mental level but getting tangled in emotions. They just want it fixed (covid, riots, life) but the process frustrates them. We are the process but that’s where folks drop off. If you’re ticked off with politicians you have to stay on their asses–voting is not enough.

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  8. calbear84 says:

    I love to see PDJT and Melania hold hands! Call me an old softy, but it really warms my heart!

    Liked by 21 people

  9. DesertRain says:

    Rush just said “ Trump holding up the Bible was like showing Dracula a Cross”.

    ROFL

    Liked by 30 people

  10. babethebeagle says:

    WP won’t let me like and I have to keep logging in every time to comment. Does anyone know a solution?

    Liked by 2 people

    • WSB says:

      Th pe like button normally fixes itself if I first make a comment and log in using the little blue W to do so in the lower right of the comment box.

      An odd thing. Maybe it will work for you.

      Liked by 3 people

      • GB Bari says:

        Yes. I have to click a Reply button, then click the WP login button under the reply box without actually typing any reply, then when the screen refreshes, click the Like star ⭐️, and wait several seconds for the entire screen to refresh. At that point my ‘Like’ is registered for that comment, but every subsequent Like simply works by clicking the ⭐️ under the comment. No screen refresh needed.

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        • WSB says:

          Yes! It’s a bit cumbersome.

          Also, my bell that allows me to see comments while I am on this site no longer works, either on tablet or computer. I need to read at other WP sites or my own WP home page.

          Have no idea why…

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          • GB Bari says:

            I had the bell problem when using Safari browser. Sometimes it would work but mostly doesn’t. I spent an inordinate amount of time testing by turning off every filter, blocker, etc. but could never figure out why. But using Brave browser solved everything other than the finicky login process I previously described the first time I open up the site each day.

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      • babethebeagle says:

        Thank you both. It did finally clear up, but I had had problems for a few days. It seems when Windows does an update all kinds of weird things happen to my computer.

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    • WSB says:

      The WP like button…

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  11. crikey9 says:

    Please protect President Trump and his mission to deliver America back to a state of liberty and freedom

    Liked by 5 people

  12. Lucille says:

    DISGUSTING! DC ArchBishop Gregory Lashes Out at President Trump for Visiting John Paul II Shrine and Lies About Tear Gas Attacks on Protesters
    By Jim Hoft
    Published June 2, 2020 at 12:41pm
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/06/disgusting-dc-archbishop-gregory-lashes-president-trump-visiting-john-paul-ii-shrine-lies-teargas-attacks-protesters/

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  13. Tl Howard says:

    Rush just said there are thousands protesting in NYC right now and he sees signs that the protestors and the media (CNN, in particular) are expecting something.

    Liked by 1 person

    • FrankieZee says:

      Heard that from Rush also. I wouldn’t be surprised if they destroy Trump Tower. We just have to trust that Barr is going to go after Antifa.

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    • fionnagh says:

      Someone here posted yesterday that Brett Bauer made a comment similar to “…one more day…” or words to that effect. The words seemed anticipatory.

      So whatever might happen today, keep Bauer’s mysterious comment in mind.

      If “it” happens, then he knew what “it” was, and he knew in advance. Media collusion.

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    • slowcobra says:

      Protesting or rioting? When I first read ‘protesting’, I thought perhaps it was the good guys.

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  14. InAz says:

    John Paul II made an impression on me, I always liked him……..I’m not a Catholic.

    Liked by 8 people

  15. crikey9 says:

    Received this from Etsy and received another just like it from 23andme…makesme sick

    “To the Etsy Community,

    The past days and weeks have, once again, shone a spotlight on the tremendous injustices in our society. We stand in solidarity with our employees and communities who are voicing their anguish, anger, and deep frustration with systems that oppress and devalue Black lives.

    We stand against police brutality in all forms.
    We stand against a criminal justice system that disproportionately targets Black Americans.
    We stand against the widespread disenfranchisement of Black and Brown communities whose voices are silenced at the polls.

    Allyship with Black communities is as much a moral imperative as a requirement of our business.

    We can’t fight for small businesses, if we don’t also fight for the empowerment of Black business owners.
    We can’t hire and care for our Black employees, if we don’t also protect Black lives everywhere.
    We can’t be there for women employees, if we aren’t also standing up specifically for Black women.
    We can’t advocate for parents, if we aren’t standing with Black mothers and fathers who fear for their Black childrens’ lives.

    Black Lives Matter is the civil rights movement of our time, because it addresses a fundamental inequality in our society: that Black lives are too often undervalued. This notion inspired Etsy’s own internal commitments from diversity and inclusion to economic empowerment.

    We also believe that it’s critical to provide support to organizations working tirelessly for criminal justice reform and those that assist Black-led institutions. That’s why today we are announcing donations of $500,000 to the Equal Justice Initiative and $500,000 to Borealis Philanthropy’s Black-Led Movement Fund, as well as matching employee donations. We encourage our community to join us in supporting these important organizations.

    Etsy is built on a belief that communities have the power to change the status quo. Change is hard-fought, and we are committed to this fight.
    tear”

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    • Tl Howard says:

      Funny, because just last night I was wondering where the shakedown artists like Al Sharpton were. IT’s clear that the BLM movement has some big names ordering people around. First, the Murdoch Bros tell the Fox News employees in a memo HOW THEY FEEL and the long-time radio voice of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings has been placed on leave because he said “All Lives Matter.” (As of today, he has apologized, sadly so he loses my respect for being a cuck for $$$).

      https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2894419-kings-broadcaster-grant-napear-apologizes-for-black-lives-matter-comment

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    • fionnagh says:

      Thank you. Have purchased items there on occasion. Will not, now. Unfortunately, I didn’t buy enough to make any difference to their finances.

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    • James says:

      And of course than we have people like this,
      “Ryan Fournier
      @RyanAFournier
      ·
      15h
      Thank you to Todd Penegor, CEO of Wendy’s, for donating $400,000 to Trump’s re-election!

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    • Lulu says:

      Thanks. I will never buy anything from Etsy again. I got a similar email from Ballard today and will not be shopping there again even though I love the store.

      I am sick to death of companies trying to force their leftist politics down my throat. And virtue signaling makes me ill.

      Liked by 4 people

    • swampfox999 says:

      I will mo longer buy anything through their site.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Janie M. says:

      I receive advance notice of mail/pkgs that will be delivered to me (my son set it up). I saw that Etsy had sent me mail. Haven’t received it yet. If it is what you received, it’s going into my circular file (trash). I will also delete my file with them.

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  16. Tl Howard says:

    YES! And posters should be flooding the twitter accounts of folks with the images we have seen of violence as some networks don’t show that brutality.
    ____________________________________________________
    Steve Sailer
    @Steve_Sailer
    Trump should offer to hire 10,000 new employees to watch all this video footage of riot and looting and prosecute the malefactors. If states and localities won’t prosecute, he will indict the rioters under violation of federal laws such as civil rights laws.

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  17. crikey9 says:

    Received from 23AndMe…they support violent insurrection, looting and killing in the name of diversity
    For those in the black community, we know you carry an extra burden right now and 23andMe stands in solidarity with you.

    Our company is based on the foundation that all of us are linked by a shared thread – DNA – that we are genetically 99.5% the same. We share so much in common, yet black and brown skin means you will disproportionately experience injustices and prejudice that can put lives on completely different trajectories.

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    George Floyd and many others in the black community died an unjust and tragic death. I send my deepest sympathy to the families, friends and communities that are grieving. We regrettably cannot change the past but I can certainly learn from this and will do everything I can to be part of changing the future.

    Anne Wojcicki
    CEO and Co-founder, 23andMe

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    • When I receive crap like that from any business-type entity; I just delete them from my “Go-To List” and designate them as “junk mail”.
      No sleep lost over moronic business owners who feel the need to push their personal and political ideas in the public’s FACE.
      Lose,Lose,Lose; Big-Time Losers!

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    • James says:

      I know you mean well,but we do not need to see the whole thing.As stated delete as junk mail.

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    • Lulu says:

      23and me exists solely to collect DNA from the sheeple. Seriously, they want the DNA but what are they doing with it?

      Liked by 2 people

  18. mrbarger says:

    This is cool: The wreath the President and First Lady honered St John Paul II with is made of red and white flowers – the national colors of Poland!

    Liked by 11 people

  19. Screaming Eagle says:

    Reminds me a little bit of Ronald Reagan when he was still an actor back in the 50’s. When Universal Studios went on a strike, they had picket line at the entrance. The actors would lay below the windows of the bus as they crossed into the grounds, so as not to be seen by the picketers. Ronald Reagan sat in the front row sitting straight up, stared them down. Reagan set the tone then and VSGPDJT is sending the same signal. He will not be intimidated by a squad of goons.

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  20. bessie2003 says:

    This was nice to see; of all the Popes it would have been this one, St. John Paul II that would have understood the fight that is ongoing in the nations; hoping that both the President and First Lady received moments and blessings of peace while visiting there today.

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  21. Tl Howard says:

    I wish video existed of all perps arrested by that cop. Would like to see how he treated perps of all races.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. goddessoftheclassroom (@goddesofthecl1) says:

    I’m Russian Orthodox. I am furious that church leaders are in effect refusing entrance to the President of the United States, a Christian, however flawed (as we all are). it reminds me of the Pharisees…

    Liked by 4 people

  23. Olivia Robbins says:

    This is a Shrine to a Saint. EVERYONE is welcome.

    Liked by 5 people

  24. Tess from Philly says:

    Having grown up Catholic in a Soviet Block country, Melania probably has a very soft spot in her heart for John Paul the Great. I would have loved to have seen her parents right there along side her.

    Liked by 4 people

  25. Tl Howard says:

    Looks like the plan is to increasingly show that DC can be calmed with a visible large presence of enforcers of law and order and to let that be juxtaposed to the chaos of places like NYC:
    ______________________________________________________________________
    OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Tuesday, June 2, 2020
    Attorney General William P. Barr’s Statement on Protests in Washington, D.C.
    Attorney General William P. Barr released the following statement:

    “Last night was a more peaceful night in the District of Columbia. Working together, federal and local law enforcement made significant progress in restoring order to the nation’s capital.

    I am grateful to Chief Peter Newsham and the Metropolitan Police Department for their outstanding work and professionalism. The District is well served by this exceptional police force.

    I also thank Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley, and the men and women of the Department of Defense for their support. I am particularly impressed by the citizen-soldiers of the D.C. National Guard, who are committed to serving their community, and did so with great effectiveness last night.

    Not least, I am grateful to the many federal law enforcement agencies and personnel who helped protect the District, including the FBI, Secret Service, Park Police, ATF, DEA, Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Marshals Service, Capitol Police, Department of Homeland Security’s CBP and Border Patrol units, and others.

    There will be even greater law enforcement resources and support in the region tonight. The most basic function of government is to provide security for people to live their lives and exercise their rights, and we will meet that responsibility here in the nation’s capital.”

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  26. Patience says:

    Pope John Paul II was indeed a truly good, honorable, wise and holy man.

    How fitting that the President of the United States of America; President Donald J Trump, walked across the street from his home; the White House, to the ‘president’s church’ yesterday
    >after the awful, angry, violent and beyond disrespectful (on so many levels) doings the night before
    and
    that he went -with his wife; First Lady Melania to lay a wreath at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine today.

    Pope John Paul II led by example ….., lifted the spirits of millions, helped & healed. and united.
    President Donald J Trump is lifting the spirits of millions, helping & healing, and uniting.

    God, Bless, continue to guide and keep safe our President Donald J Trump.
    >Amen

    …..”Merry Christmas”

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  27. Popoy says:

    I am tempted to respond to the critics of the Catholic Church by saying it is not the pope’s church, not a bishop’s church… It is Jesus’ Church. But it’s OK, i don’t blame you. Yes we have wolves in sheep’s clothing. Saint Paul warned us about that (Acts 20:28-30). And Our Lord as well have foretold of these things (Matthew 13:24-30). The Lord didn’t promise a good and laid back experience while we are on earth. In fact he warned us of troubles! But take courage he says! There is not a 100 people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate for what they mistakenly believe to be the Catholic Church.

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  28. sunnyflower5 says:

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  29. evadouglas says:

    The Catholic Church has survived a lot of bad popes, just as the US has survived a lot of bad presidents. What irks me is how they could construct such a butt-ugly chapel as a monument to one of the best pontiffs of all.

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    • technoaesthete says:

      Truth is beauty and beauty is truth. When the (Catholic) Church was the mother of the arts, there was much beautiful art and architecture created. Ever since the smoke of satan has entered the Church, there has been much untruth and ugliness. Having said that, hope springs eternal and there are new growths of beauty here and there becoming more numerous. Eyes are being opened.

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  30. Galahad says:

    Lord protect us from the evil plots of evil men. Expose their lies and thwart any false flags. We know our lives and our nation are totally dependent on you. We love you amen.

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  31. SiBa says:

    what was the time of this?

    Like

  32. sunnyflower5 says:

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  33. David Osterloh says:

    just remember,Noah ended up a drunk, Moses wasn’t allowed into the promised land because he doubted. David was a philanderer , Paul denied, Thomas doubted, Augustine said, save me Lord but not just yet, i am having fun. God chooses the less than perfect to do his work, always has.
    maybe Trump is preordained, good articles
    http://www.charismamag.com/blogs/the-strang-report/33214-what-a-catholic-holy-man-prophesied-about-donald-trump
    https://stfrancispilgrimages.com/blog/tom-zimmer-the-hermit-of-loreto

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