Sunday, 1 January 2012

Communism Versus Our Lady in Cuba: Only One Winner

Cuba is well known for certain things. World famous cigars that are illegal in America. The Bay of Pigs invasion fiasco (see the film JFK for a brief outline). Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, the poster-boy icons of 1960s Communism.

The island has been a bastion of Marxism for many decades, hence the resentment of the American government, and its celebration by various media 'luvees' and pop bands; but might it become well-known for something else in the years to come?

As the fabulous (in Welsh: fab'lus - aka tidy) Catholic and Welsh A Reluctant Sinner blog has outlined, over half the island's population has come out to venerate the statue of the nation's patron, Our Lady of Charity. Can you imagine over half the population of any other nation doing this? I bet you might be able to name one or two others, but even then you wouldn't be certain.

This makes me think of a few things. First that Communism has failed, again. The commissars that say our Faith is the "opiate of the people" were liars, for it keeps them alive, it makes them defend good values, it makes families and communities stronger.

Secondly that if the people of Cuba have held onto their Faith, which they clearly seem to have, then the future must hold great things in store, if the people there can keep a hold of that Faith when the onslaught of hedonism, moral relativism and  anti-family liberal "values" break like a storm onto the island nation.

May Our Lady protect Cuba when that ferocious storm breaks, just as she saved the 'three Juans' (go read the story at A Reluctant Sinner). Now that would be both fab'lus and indeed tidy.


  1. Thanks for the link and your kind words...

    I think your blog is one of the best we have.

    Please keep up the good work.

    Happy New Year


  2. Hello, I am off to Cuba on Friday. I have been given 24 new baseballs by a Catholic school. I don't want to give them to any old source- any ideas? I was one of the teachers who took seven bright pupils to London - on a programme this year - I'd badgered all the schools for old baseballs - but the head of 1 Catholic school did a whip round and presented me with a box of 24 new ones. Many kids play bb with bottle tops and stones.

    I fly out next Friday. Any help would be appreciated.