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Supporting Faith and Family in Madrid: Viva Cristo Rey!
By Dr. Ted Baehr, Publisher
Socialism has bankrupted Spain. Worse, humanist, libertine media has caused Spain to suffer demographic winter, leading to social, moral, and economic collapse.
The Spanish bureaucracy reminds one of Franz Kafka’s masterpiece THE TRIAL. Just to pick up a box of books for my talks shipped from the United States forced me to go to the post office at the airport to get a form to go to the customs office to get a form to go to the bank to pay an insignificant customs fee to go back to the customs office to get another form to go back to the post office to pick up the package and pay a five Euro service charge. It was a vivid demonstration of the horrors of socialist bureaucracy, which stops progress and prosperity.
In the midst of this, the wonderful World Congress of Families held a conference on marriage and family and the future of society in Madrid on May 25-27. More than 100 famous speakers came from around the world, including educators, leaders, journalists, and clergy. One of my three sons, Robert Baehr, had a chance to speak to the youth about using the Internet and social media as tools for outreach to communicate family values. I spoke to the 3000 attendees on redeeming the values of entertainment for the benefit of families and the next day on teaching children to be culture wise. The response was incredible. People bought every book we brought and lined up to find out more information on both topics.
On Saturday night, I screened the movie FOR GREATER GLORY. The movie is about Christians standing against the Marxist revolution in Mexico in the 1920s. The audience was so moved that for the next two days people were exclaiming, “Viva Cristo Rey,” or “Long live Christ the King!” Much of the conference presented statistics on the breakdown of the culture and the breakdown of the family, including the economic costs of socialism and similar false philosophies. The movie as well as our talks presented the Good News that, if the Church stands, the gates of Hell will not prevail.
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