POWERFUL WITNESSES FOR GOD’S MARRIAGE PRAY IN OVER 1,000 LOCATIONS
by Bernard SlobodnikApril 6, 2023
Powerful Witnesses for God’s Marriage Pray in Over 1,000 Locations
For over twenty years, the Public Square Rosary Campaign has been responsible for millions of rosaries being prayed at tens of thousands of locations across America. This monthly project of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and its America Needs Fatima campaign is a witness for God. March 2023 was no exception.
On Saturday, March 18, American Needs Fatima sponsored over 1,000 Rosary Rallies across America. Our mission was to pray for the Family and Traditional Marriage between One Man and One Woman.
March 18 was chosen because it was the Saturday nearest the feast of Saint Joseph. Rally captains all across America have sent many photos of the valiant prayer warriors. Many captains reported on the resounding success of their rallies.
In this short space, it is impossible to include all of the rally reports received from Our Lady’s faithful rally captains. From Northern Maine to San Antonio, Texas, the reports have been numerous and inspiring. Rally captains all over America reported on the resounding success of their rallies.
A rally captain in Yonkers, NY held her rally only two blocks from the local St. Patrick’s Day parade. This location provided excellent exposure for this outstanding sign of fidelity to marriage as God intended it. A rally captain in Wisconsin reported that they received many positive responses, interrupted by only very few hecklers.
Daniel from Maine made the excellent observation that “If only 30% of us that believe in the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist, we must help bring others to that same conclusion. These prayer rallies are part of the solution.”
There is no doubt that these rallies had a profound and uplifting effect on their communities and on America overall.
“It is a wonderful feeling praying in public.”—Debby in Verona, Wisconsin.
BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE SEEKS TO CUT TIES WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. 
The folks at Belmont Abbey College are the real deal. They’re a small Catholic college in North Carolina but they’re actually Catholic. They take the faith seriously. If I remember correctly, they were the first Catholic college to sue the Obama administration over the HHS contraceptive mandate. They might have been the first organization to sue in front of everyone else.
They’re right now attempting to raise money to become completely financially independent from the government which they say has become “hostile to faith.”
This would put them with Hillsdale College, Wyoming Catholic College, and Christendom as one of just a handful of colleges across the country that don’t accept federal aid.
God bless them for their efforts. I hope they make it.
The Daily Caller:
Belmont Abbey College (BAC), located in North Carolina, is operating a campaign called “Made True” that aims to raise $55 million to cut ties with the federal government and restore its purpose as a faith-based institution, its website reads. The money will “create innovative new financial structures and stewardship programs” with the intent of graduating students without debt as well as create public policy and health science programs that align with the college’s mission.
“Without the ability to remain financially independent and secure, we place our faith-based practices at risk from a federal government both increasingly intrusive to private institutions and increasingly hostile to faith,” the website reads. “The mission of Belmont Abbey College is rooted in a desire to fill society with graduates prepared to restore the culture for the greater glory of God and create a world where charity and goodness thrive.”
Federal government intervention has asked the college to do “things that [may] be contrary to our Catholic [beliefs],” BAC Vice President of College Relations Philip Brach told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
He explained to the College Fix that the school has experienced several incidents of government “intrusion,” citing the Affordable Care Act’s contraception provision and a current push by the Department of Education to revise Title IX, which prohibits sex-based discrimination, to include gender identity. He also cited concerns with the federal student loan system.
The campaign intends to boost the school’s endowment to more than $50 million by 2030 and grow its annual fund by $5 million per year, according to the website. It promises potential donors that their support will help the college “flood society with graduates prepared to create a world where people thrive: a world made true in God’s providence.”
The Traditional Mass’s Rapidly Shrinking Freedom
APRIL 04, 2023
A RESCRIPT FROM POPE FRANCIS, DATED FEBRUARY 20, 2023, SUPPRESSES THE FACULTIES GRANTED TO DIOCESAN BISHOPS TO AUTHORIZE THE CELEBRATION OF THE TRIDENTINE MASS.
In _Le Figaro_ on February 21, Jean-Marie Guénois writes: “Pope Francis is tightening the noose around the traditionalists. During an audience granted on Monday [February 20] to the English cardinal Arthur Roche, prefect of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Pope formally validated a rescript, a sort of legal decree, withdrawing almost all power of management of the traditionalist file from the local bishops, for the benefit of the Vatican alone. The text was published on Tuesday.”
“Rome thus becomes the ultimate decision-maker on two specific points. The first is the authorization possibly granted to young priests, ordained after July 16, 2021, to celebrate the Mass according to the old missal of 1962, in force before the Second Vatican Council, nicknamed “the Latin Mass.” The second is the possibility of using a parish church or erecting a personal parish for the Eucharistic celebration according to the old rite. On these two points, the local bishop will no longer be able to decide anything without the Roman green light.”