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In unseasonably warm weather, hundreds of thousands of Americans flooded the nation’s capital for the 45th annual March for Life, calling for the end of the slaughter of innocents through the unspeakably barbaric sin of abortion. Members of America Needs Fatima united with so many others in order to bring about the end of the Culture of Death.

The March for Life in 2018 was one of many blessings, not the least of which was the 50-degree weather which
felt like a gift from Our Lady.


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Proudly bearing the names of 24,450 supporters added to the America Needs Fatima banner, our volunteers marched shoulder to shoulder with pro-lifers young and old. The sheer number of marchers was staggering. It took a span of nearly two hours for the constant stream of marchers to pass by the Holy Choirs of Angels Band.

The band members stood vigilantly in their usual spot, this time not having their fingers frozen as in years past. The beating of drums and clash of cymbals, trumpet fanfares and the captivating sound of bagpipes rang throughout the crowded streets of Washington. The music performed by the Holy Choirs of Angels Band helped give an upbeat and determined attitude to the resolute pro-life warriors marching.

 

Hope and Confidence 

The message distributed by the American TFP was one of hope and confidence. The TFP’s 2018 statement, A Tale of Two Marches: Reasons for Hope and Confidence, encouraged the marchers to confide in God’s grace. It also exhorted everyone to keep the pro-life message firm and strong. One can never water the pro-life message down. The core of the pro-life movement is the absolute rejection of the Culture of Death in all its many forms.

To quote the flier, “No one respects those who have no character and betray their principles to gain popularity.”

The core of the message? Never compromise.

 

President Trump Speaks at March

The pro-life movement gained some serious wind in its sails during President Donald Trump’s first year in office.

President Trump addressed the March for Life via satellite from the White House. Addressing the multitude of marchers, he said, “Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life.”

The president continued, “We are protecting the sanctity of life and the family as the foundation of our society. But this movement can only succeed with the heart and the soul and the prayer of the people.”

Finally, he ended with some words of encouragement for the March for Life, “Thank you to the March for Life, special, special people. And we are with you all the way. May God bless you and may God bless America.”

The Trump Administration has consistently supported the pro-life march. Last year, Vice President Mike Pence was the first vice president to personally address the March for Life.

 

How We March Decides the Victory

Victory belongs to those who fight and persevere to the end. It does not matter how hard, trying, or seemingly impossible. The victors are those who overcome all obstacles and have their eyes on the prize. Nothing should impede their desire to reach that goal.

With this hope and confidence, they will conquer. Better yet, God will triumph, and the Culture of Death and all its forms will be defeated.

 


 

Quote of the day

DAILY QUOTE for September 21, 2020

The effect of our sharing in the body and blood of Christ is...

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September 21

 

The effect of our sharing in
the body and blood of Christ
is to change us
into what we receive.

Pope St. Leo the Great


My Mother, I will stand with you on OCTOBER 10, 2020

Saint of the day

SAINT OF THE DAY

St. Matthew the Evangelist

Matthew was a Jew who worked as a tax collector for the Roma...

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St. Matthew the Evangelist

Before his conversion, Matthew was a Jew who worked as a tax collector for the Romans. It was while Matthew was working at a tax collector’s bench in the custom house of Capernaum that Jesus passing by called him saying, “Follow me.” In his own account of himself, the Evangelist writes, “And he rose up and followed him.”
Jewish tax collectors were generally hated by their fellow Jews, and were considered sinners by the Pharisees. When they discovered Jesus’ choice of followers, they were scandalized, and questioned Him. “I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners” (Matt. 9:12b-13), Jesus said to them.

After the death and resurrection of Our Lord, Matthew went on to evangelize and authored the first Gospel. It is uncertain whether he died a natural death or as a martyr.

Weekly Story

WEEKLY STORY

“What is that?” Asked a curious voice as America Needs F...

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The Power of a Picture

“What is that?” Asked a curious voice as America Needs Fatima custodian Jose Ferraz stepped into the hotel elevator in Altamonte Springs, Florida. “This is the Pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima,” replied Mr. Ferraz, “I take Her to visit people in their homes to spread the Fatima message.” He then handed the woman, who was a maid at the hotel, America Needs Fatima’s most popular picture. “This is a picture of Her.” The woman gasped. “I know that picture! It inspired a conversion.” She then asked excitedly, “Do you have a minute to hear the story?” 

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As Mr. Ferraz listened, he learned that the woman, Maria Vegra, had a 22-year old son who had recently passed away after three weeks in the hospital due to a fatal injury received in a car accident. While in the hospital, a priest would visit him every day to administer Holy Communion. The priest consistently offered the sacrament to the neighboring patient of Maria’s son, another young man who was also in critical condition. The young man would say, “No. I don’t believe in God.” But the priest continued to offer salvation. “Let me hear your confession and give you Holy Communion and Last Rights,” the priest said, “it will save your soul and get you to heaven.” Time after time, the young man stubbornly refused.

During the weeks of hospitalization and fruitless medical treatments, Maria had taken her son a picture of Our Lady of Fatima a friend had given her from an America Needs Fatima mailing.

She knew Our Lady’s watchful gaze would give her son peace in his last days. The day after she placed Our Lady’s picture at the foot of her son’s bed, she heard the voice of his stubborn neighbor: “please,” he said, “bring the picture closer to me. I want to look at the Lady.” 

Surprised but willing, Maria placed the picture in the middle of the two suffering men. 

After three days of letting the nearby picture of Our Lady touch his heart as he gazed into Her eyes, the suffering patient relented. “Please,” he called out, “bring me the priest. I want to receive the sacraments.”

A few days later, the young man died a Catholic. With a simple picture of Our Lady of Fatima, God touched a heart and saved a soul. 

 By Catherine Ferdinand

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In his book, The Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis de Montfort...

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The Rosary, the Devil and the Queen

In his book, The Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis de Montfort relates that Blessed Thomas of St. John was a great devotee of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As such, he was known for his powerful, moving sermons on the Rosary, which led people to adopt this devotion to their great benefit.

Furiously jealous of the holy man’s success with souls, the devil began to so torture Thomas that he fell sick, and was so ill for so long that the doctors gave up on saving his life.

One night, when the poor man thought he was near death, the devil appeared to him in a hideous form, coward that he is, seeking to frighten Thomas into despair.

But, making an effort, the good priest turned to a beautiful picture of Our Lady near his bed crying out with all his heart and strength:

“Help me, save me, my sweet, sweet Mother!”

No sooner had he pronounced these words, the picture came alive and extending her hand, the heavenly Lady laid it reassuringly on the priest’s arm, saying:

“Do not be afraid, Thomas my son, here I am and I am going to save you. Get up now and go on preaching my Rosary as you did before. I promise to shield and protect you from your enemies.”

No sooner had Our Lady pronounced these words, than the devil fled in a hurry. Getting up, Thomas found that he was perfectly healed. 

Thanking the Blessed Mother with tears of joy, Blessed Thomas again went about preaching the Holy Rosary, now with renewed favor and gumption, and his apostolate and his sermons were enormously successful. 

St. Louis the Montfort concludes this story saying, “Our lady not only blesses those who say her Rosary, but also abundantly rewards those who, by their example, inspire others to say it as well.”

 


 

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In his book, The Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis de Montfort relates that Blessed Thomas of St. John was a great devotee of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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