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 MFL Report 2020

by William Gossett

Protesting the heinous sin of abortion and enthusiastically proclaiming that innocent life must be protected, an estimated half a million people filled the Mall and surrounding area of the nation’s capital. For the first time in its 47-year history, the President of the United States spoke at the event. 

America Needs Fatima joined the pro-lifers by marching in defense of God’s law and the most basic moral value and human right, the right to life. We also carried a banner with 12,858 names of supporters that joined us in spirit at the March.

ANF Banner at 2020 MFL

ANF Banner at 2020 March for Life

Leading the massive demonstration in full regalia marched the Holy Guardian Angels band. Having become a veritable icon of the March for Life, the band’s presence was made possible this year with the generous contributions made by many friends of America Needs Fatima across the country.

Band leading the March for Life

ANF/TFP Band

ANF/TFP Bagpipes

 

Failure of the Pro-Abortion Lobby

The March for Life is a testimony of the powerful momentum of the pro-life movement. Last week, a failed Women’s March occurred in the same city, giving the impression of a losing cause.

The contrast is stark. The pro-abortion movement is struggling, divided and discouraged, while the pro-life movement is beaming with youth, vitality and unmatched enthusiasm.

The March for Life is a sign that the pro-life pulse in America is stronger than ever, something that the pro-abortion lobby is unable to dampen. More and more concerned Americans are having recourse to God and His Blessed Mother to aid them in the fight against abortion.

Statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the 2020 MFL

 

Historic: First President to Attend March for Life

The highlight, which served to boost the morale of the marchers, was the historic appearance of President Donald Trump, who gave a speech in person at the rally.

He praised the efforts of pro-lifers in their resolve to defend innocent life.

“Young people are the heart of the March for Life. And it’s your generation that is making America the pro-family, pro-life nation,” he affirmed.

He continued, “Every human life, born and unborn, is made in the holy image of Almighty God.”

Closing his speech, he declared, “We will defend this truth all across our magnificent land.”

crowd at 2020 MFL

 

Defeat is Not an Option

Americans must persist in their fight for a country with God and His law front and center. In this fight, defeat is not an option, and compromise is cowardly. Pro-lifers must not back down and should redouble their efforts to make sure that abortion is eradicated.

In the beautiful words of Saint Joan of Arc, “In God’s name, the soldiers will fight, and God will give them victory.”

 

 

Pro-Life vs. Pro-Abortion — Amazing Contrast of 2 Marches

 

 


 

 

 

Quote of the day

DAILY QUOTE for April 22, 2021

Mary was raised to the dignity of Mother of God rather for s...

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April 22

 

Mary was raised to the dignity of Mother of God
rather for sinners than for the just, since
Jesus Christ declares that
He came to call not the just, but sinners.

St. Anselm

 
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Saint of the day

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St. Theodore of Sykeon

Endowed with the gift of prophecy and miracles, on a second...

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St. Theodore of Sykeon

Born in the Roman Galatian town of Sykeon in Asia Minor, Theodore was the son of a woman of ill repute, who kept an inn along the imperial highway.

As a child, he was so given to prayer that he would often give up a meal to spend time in church. From an early age he shut himself up first in the cellar of his mother’s house and then in a cave beneath a disused chapel. Later, for a time, seeking to further escape the world, he sought solitude on a mountain.

On a pilgrimage to Jerusalem Theodore assumed a monk’s habit, and though only eighteen years of age, was ordained a priest by his own bishop. His life was most austere, wearing an iron girdle about his body and only sparingly partaking of vegetables.

Endowed with the gift of prophecy and miracles, on a second pilgrimage to the Holy Land, he obtained abundant rain after a severe drought.

Theodore founded several monasteries, and ruled as abbot in Sykeon. He was consecrated Bishop of Anastasiopolis, though he deemed himself totally unfitted. After ten years he succeeded in relinquishing his post and retired to Sykeon.

From Sykeon he was recalled to Constantinople to bless the emperor and the senate and there healed one of the Emperor’s sons of a skin disease, reputedly leprosy.

Theodore had a great devotion to St. George and did much to propagate devotion to him.

He died in Sykeon on April 22, 613.

Weekly Story

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In the mountainous region of Trent in Germany, there lived a...

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The Robber Who Stole Heaven

In the mountainous region of Trent in Germany, there lived a notorious robber who made his living by bringing misfortune on others. His occupation being what it was, he would only increase his property by decreasing that of his victims.

One day, he was admonished by a local religious to change his course of life and thereby insure his eternal salvation. The only answer the robber gave was that for him there was no remedy.

"Do not say so," said the religious, "do what I tell you. Fast on each Saturday in honor of the Virgin Mary, and on that day of the week do no harm to anyone. She will obtain for you the grace of not dying in God’s displeasure.”

The robber thought to himself, “This is a small price to pay to insure my salvation; I will do as this holy man has prescribed.” He then obediently followed the religious’ advice, and made a vow to continue to do so. That he might not break it, from that time on he traveled unarmed on Saturdays.

Many years later, our robber was apprehended on a given Saturday by the officers of justice, and that he might not break his oath, he allowed himself to be taken without resistance. The judge, seeing that he was now a gray-haired old man, wished to pardon him.

Then the truly miraculous occurred. Rather than jump for joy thanking the judge for his leniency, the old robber, said that he wished to die in punishment of his sins. He then made a public confession of all the sins of his life in that same judgment hall, weeping so bitterly that all present wept with him.

He was beheaded, a death reserved for the nobility, rather than hanged. Then his body was buried with little ceremony, in a grave dug nearby.
Very soon afterwards, the mother of God came down from Heaven with four holy virgins by her side. They took the robber’s dead body from that place, wrapped it in a rich cloth embroidered with gold, and bore it themselves to the gate of the city.

There the Blessed Virgin said to the guards: "Tell the bishop from me, to give an honorable burial, in such a church to this dead person, for he was my faithful servant." And thus it was done.

All the people in the village thronged to the spot where they found the corpse with the rich pall, and the bier on which it was placed. And from that moment on, says Caesarius of Heisterbach, all persons in that region began to fast on Saturdays in honor of she who was so kind to even a notorious robber.

From the Glories of Mary, by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori.

In the mountainous region of Trent in Germany, there lived a notorious robber who made his living by bringing misfortune on others. 

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