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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

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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

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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

 

 



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Quote of the day

DAILY QUOTE for February 22, 2020

In times of desolation, God conceals Himself from us so that...

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February 22

 

In times of desolation,
God conceals Himself from us
so that we can discover for ourselves
what we are without Him.

St. Margaret of Cortona

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

Saint of the day

SAINT OF THE DAY

St. Margaret of Cortona

There Margaret found the broken body of her lover, dead for...

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St. Margaret of Cortona

Margaret was born in Laviano, a little town in Tuscany, to a farmer and his wife. When she was only seven, her mother died and her father remarried a hard and difficult woman, who spared no great love for the free-spirited girl.

Margaret ran away with a rich young man. For nine years she lived in sin, and during that time bore him a son. Her immoral relationship caused great scandal, and Margaret strove to convince him of marriage, but to no avail. One day, the man took his dog and went riding. When he did not return, Margaret became anxious. After some time, his dog returned and led her to a forest. There Margaret found the broken body of her lover, dead for some days, and took it as a sign from God to amend her life.

Then Margaret traveled to Cortona where she lived a life of prayer and penance near the Franciscan Friars. She devoted herself to caring for the sick, living off of alms, eating and sleeping little, and eventually took the habit of the third order of St. Francis. She sent her son to school in Arezzo, where he later entered the Franciscan Order.

During the twenty-nine years she lived as a penitent, Margaret often spoke with God. A result of her dedication to the sick is the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mercy, which she founded. She died at age fifty, and was proclaimed a saint immediately. The people of Cortona built a church in her honor, where her remains are housed. She was officially canonized in 1728.

Weekly Story

WEEKLY STORY

Handing him a Rosary she asked him to go to Mass for a week....

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Payback

At Anna’s mother’s funeral a man came up to her and after offering his deepest sympathy, took the grieving daughter aside, “I must tell you a story about your good mother and something she did for me…”

He proceeded to recount how, many years before he was involved in an extra-marital affair. One day, when dining with the woman in a restaurant, Anna’s parents had come in and pretended they had not seen them.

But next day he picked up the phone to hear Anna’s mother inviting him over for a piece of pie.

“You know how good your mother’s pie was…But there was also a tone of urgent authority in her voice, so I went.”

After enjoying his piece of pie, Anna’s mother revealed that she had, indeed, seen him and his girl-friend the night before.

“Though I vehemently denied it, your mother would not relent...She proceeded to remind me of the time when I was out of work and she had cooked for my family day in and day out.”

“Now, I want payback,” she demanded.

“I reached for my wallet, but she said,”

“Not that way.”

Handing him a Rosary she asked him to go to Mass for a week. She instructed him to say the Hail Mary and Our Father assigned to each bead while thinking of something good about his wife, his children and their family life.

“If at the end of this week you still think this woman is better for you, just mail me back the Rosary, and I will never say a word about this again.”

At this point, the man telling the story reached into his pocket. Pulling out a worn Rosary, he said,

“This is the Rosary your mother gave me all those years ago. My wife and I have said it together every day since.”

 Based on a story from 101 Inspirational Stories of the Rosary by Sister Patricia Proctor, OSC

Handing him a Rosary she asked him to go to Mass for a week. She instructed him to say the Hail Mary

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