Archive for December 2011
Bob Margetts is a real American hero and a faithful Catholic layman. He was having a successful military career in the US Air Force. In the 1960’s he was responsible for launching nuclear weapons from silos in North Dakota. In 1969 the United States announced that it would start targeting Soviet cities for nuclear attack. Inspired by the teaching of the Second Vatican Council Bob decided he would not launch the missiles to kill innocent civilians and he asked to be relieved of command. The Air Force sent him to a psychiatrist. When he refused to change his mind he was forced into early retirement. This and more is recounted in Bob’s book “Witness for Atonement.” Meet Bob after the Mass of Reparation on the Feast of Holy Innocents, December 28th at 7:00 a.m. at St Monica’s Church, West Wyoming, when we will remember the Holy Innocent children who were murdered by King Herod. Also, we will remember all of the innocents killed by abortion & euthanasia, and those innocents killed in warfare & the use of weapons of mass destruction. In this Christmas Season, we remember Christ come as the Prince of Peace and the Author of Life.
If it’s been a while since you’ve seen the the poignantly disquieting ‘murder of the Holy Innocents’ scene from “Jesus of Nazareth,” it runs from 5:25 to 8:20 in this clip: