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Advertisement in the St. Augustine Catholic

Your Man Tours, a regular advertiser in the St. Augustine Catholic, purchased an ad in the most recent issue (Sept/Oct) of the magazine that promotes "A Visit to Cuba." The fact that the advertisement appeared in the St. Augustine Catholic and promotes tourism to Cuba has offended some of our Cuban-American Catholics in the diocese for which I am deeply sorry.

It is important to note that the Your Man Tours ad, like most ads in the magazine, is not sponsored by or associated with the St. Augustine Catholic magazine or the Diocese of St. Augustine. The Diocese of St. Augustine makes no representation or guarantees concerning this tour.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Kathleen Bagg, director of Communications at (904) 262-1705 or email: [email protected]. I am also available to talk to any concerned parishioners you may hav

This message is for Bishop  Felipe de Jesús Estévez ,

Why are they visiting The Che Guevara Museum? Will they visit Oswaldo Paya's tomb?

...Mr. Payá was a leading voice for freedom in Cuba, champion of the Varela Project, a petition drive in 2002 seeking a national referendum to guarantee democracy. Many organizers of the Varela Project were later arrested by Fidel Castro’s security forces, but Mr. Payá was undeterred and continued to push for a free Cuba. The accident that took his life was blamed by the authorities on reckless driving by Mr. Carromero, who has been charged and is being held in Cuba. In a video made by the authorities just after the accident, Mr. Carromero says that he saw a pothole, braked and lost control of the car, which careened off the road and hit a tree. Mr. Modig, now back in Sweden, says that he was asleep in the car and doesn’t remember what happened.

Mr. Payá’s family is not satisfied. Although Mr. Payá was no longer at the forefront of the Cuban dissident movement, he was an authoritative voice for democracy, and he often received death threats, according to his daughter, Rosa Maria Payá, 23. Only weeks before, in June, Mr. Payá and his wife were driving in Havana when they were hit by another car on the rear passenger side. They suffered minor injuries, but the crash added to their anxiety and suspicions.....



10 Che Guevara quotes the left would rather not talk about

by editor on December 15, 2010

Next time your kid comes home in a Che Guevara T-shirt, ask him if he knows what the Cuban murderer actually stood for. Sit him down, strip the gauze of ignorance from his eyes and have him read these Guevara quotes.

Then burn the damn T-shirt.

1. “Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any enemy that falls in my hands! My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood. With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!”

che guevara quotes

The only good Che Guevara is a dead Che Guevara

2. “Blind hate against the enemy creates a forceful impulse that cracks the boundaries of natural human limitations, transforming the soldier in an effective, selective and cold killing machine. A people without hate cannot triumph against the adversary.”

3. “To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary … These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail. This is a revolution!”

4. “A revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate. We must create the pedagogy of the The Wall!” The Wall is a reference to the wall where Che’s enemies stood before his firing squads.

5. “I am not Christ or a philanthropist, old lady, I am all the contrary of a Christ … I fight for the things I believe in, with all the weapons at my disposal and try to leave the other man dead so that I don’t get nailed to a cross or any other place.”

6. “If any person has a good word for the previous government that is good enough for me to have him shot.”

7. Che wanted the result of the Cuban missile crisis to be an atomic war. “What we affirm is that we must proceed along the path of liberation even if this costs millions of atomic victims.”

8. “In fact, if Christ himself stood in my way, I, like Nietzsche, would not hesitate to squish him like a worm.”

9. “Let me say, at the risk of seeming ridiculous, that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.”

10. “It’s a sad thing not to have friends, but it is even sadder not to have enemies.”


Che Guevara is an icon, but those who idolize him idolize a lie. Che was not a “freedom fighter.”
He was a killer who enjoyed killing. He was, after all, Fidel Castro’s executioner.


...Father Varela explains that although he admires and has a deep affection for the United States, he could never become a citizen of this country or of any other one, because of the love and respect in which he holds his native land. These touching and patriotic words of an exile who had been unjustly treated by Spain's authoritarian government, contrast sharply with the opinions of several rafters or "balseros"of recent times. In the book Balseros: Oral History of the Cuban Exodus of '94 by Felicia Guerra and Tamara Alvarez Detrell, some of these rafters state that they do not love their country as much as they should, because having been born under Fidel Castro, they could have no respect for their motherland, whose moral principles have been entirely burnt and destroyed by the Communist regime. The declining health of Father Varela forced him to seek a climate less harsh than that of New York. As said earlier the last three years of his life were spent in St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the United States, founded by Spain in 1565, where Father Varela lived for many years as a child and where he died. Surely, the issuing of the stamp with the image of Father Felix Varela will increase the universal knowledge of the life and works of this great Cuban thinker and educator of the 19th century, who was also a saintly priest. His exemplary life is an inspiration to all of us.....

This agency has the same trip to Cuba in 2012 several times.


Day 8

(Tuesday) – Interactive Music, Painting & Dance, Santa Clara:

Today we visit Santa Clara, founded in 1689 and the capital city of the province of Villa Clara. We will visit Parque Vidal, a large central city park, declared a National Monument. It is home to many monuments and statues and is surrounded by neo classic and colonial buildings. One of the most popular statues is a 1924 bronze of Marta Abreu, much loved by the people of Santa Clara, the base of her statue is a time capsule, since it has inside papers, magazines and objects collected during the construction. After an included lunch at a local restaurant, we visit the Che Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara, Cuba. Where rest the remains of the executed revolutionary and twenty-nine of his fellow combatants. They were killed in 1967 during Guevara’s attempt to spur an armed uprising in Bolivia, but i wasn’t until 1997 that he was laid to rest here with full military honors, after his exhumed remains were discovered in Bolivia and returned to Cuba. At the site, there is a museum dedicated to Guevara’s life, a bronze 22 foot statue of Che and an eternal flame lit by Fidel Castro in his memory. Santa Clara was chosen as the location in remembrance of Guevara’s troops taking the city on December 31, 1958, during the Battle of Santa Clara. The result of this final battle of the Cuban Revolution was Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista fleeing into exile. Later, at the Santa Clara Musical School of Art, teachers and students will tell us about their artistic goals before the children entertain us with dancing and singing...you are all invited to join in with a song! Today’s interactive theme continues with painting lessons with local artists followed by Salsa and Rumba dancing lessons with live music and professional dance instructors. This evening relive the experiences and high points of the last week with your fellow travelers over an included dinner. Overnight: Hotel Gaviota Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Santa Maria or similar (B, L, D)


Humberto Fontova about Che.

Glen Beck with Humberto Fontova.

Is Che Guevara the eternal revolutionary--the hero
of everything that needs to be changed in the world?
Is he a saint, a savior or a Christ? Who was Che?
This documentary reveals the real Che Guevara.
Video with the names of the victims of Che Guevara at Fortaleza la Cabana
in 1959 and a clip from a movie on how Che acted during that time.

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Miriam:aquí la gente tiene el puede hacer lo que DESEE. Parte de su familia es COMUNISTA!!! fotografiados con los CASTROS.TE CONOSCO, dedica tus últimos años de vida a sembrar la cordialidad y el amor, no le queda mucho pero nunca es tarde.