HAB108- LA HABANA (CUBA), 17/3/2010.- Miembros de las Damas de Blanco participa en una protesta hoy, miércoles 17 de marzo de 2010, en la barriada de Párraga en La Habana (Cuba). Agentes cubanos empujaron y arrastraron a una treintena del grupo disidente de mujeres y las subieron a la fuerza a dos autobuses para romper su marcha por suburbios de la capital, como parte de las protestas por el séptimo aniversario del encarcelamiento de 75 disidentes en 2003. EFE/ROLANDO PUJOLDamas en Blanco

It is amazing how the truth can be twisted and how easily people believe what the media wants them to believe. I feel so powerless and wish I didn’t care. Still I witnessed Castro’s take over and the injustices committed the first three years. I am also aware of many trials and tragedies endured by family members in the ensuing 50 years. As far as what the media reports I am in complete agreement with G.K. Chesterton – “We do not need a censorship of the press. We have a censorship by the press.”

My Catholic faith will guide and comfort me during these times of total disregard for goodness, life and justice.

Upon his arrest by the Nazis St. Maximilian Kolbe said the following:

“No one in the world can change Truth. What we can do and and should do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it. The real conflict is the inner conflict. Beyond armies of occupation and the hetacombs of extermination camps, there are two irreconcilable enemies in the depth of every soul: good and evil, sin and love. And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?”

St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for peace and the safety of all persecuted Christians!

Since I wrote the above I was contacted by one of the daughters of my Tia Maria’s brother who has been searching for information on her father’s family. She was born in the U.S., her father died when she was 11 and they have lost all contact with his family. I can provide her with some information and perhaps even get her in contact with our mutual cousins.

In the midst of terrible disappointment regarding the manner in which the U.S-Cuba “reconciliation” is taking place and the inane statement by Sen. Leahy about Cubans opposing Obama’s action in respect to Cuba being “nostalgic for Batista’s Cuba,” I have acquired some new cousins. Life is still good.