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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 March 3, 2021

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than...

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March 3

 

Those who educate children well
are more to be honored
than they who produce them;
for the latter only gave them life,
the former give them the art of living well.


Aristotle

  
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Saint of the day

SAINT OF THE DAY

St. Katharine Drexel

Catherine made her social debut in 1879 as a wealthy, popula...

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St. Katharine Drexel

Katharine Drexel was born Catherine Marie Drexel on November 26, 1858, the second daughter of Francis Anthony Drexel, a wealthy banker, and his wife, Hannah, who died very shortly after Catherine’s birth. Francis married again two years later, and he and his new wife, Emma, had another daughter when Catherine was five.

The three Drexel children were well educated and enjoyed many social and material privileges. They were privately educated at home by their tutors and would often tour parts of the United States and Europe with their parents. They were brought up to the practice of the virtues and assisted their parents every week when they opened their home to the care and aid of the poor.

Catherine made her social debut in 1879 as a wealthy, popular young heiress. However, her life took a profound turn when, after nursing Emma Drexel for three years during a terminal illness, she realized that her family’s fortune could not buy freedom from pain or death. She became a very active and staunch advocate for the black and native Americans after witnessing their plight during a family trip to the Western United States in 1884.

At the prompting of Pope Leo XIII, the young heiress became a missionary religious in 1891 and established the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament to work among the American Indians and Afro-Americans. Her decision to enter religion rocked Philadelphia social circles, one newspaper carrying the banner headline: “Miss Drexel Enters a Catholic Convent—Gives Up Seven Million."

Over the course of the next sixty years, Mother Katharine Drexel, as she became known, devoted herself and her fortune to propagating her missionary work. By the time of her death in 1955, at the age of ninety-six, she had established a system of Catholic schools for blacks in thirteen states, twenty-three rural schools, and fifty missions for Indians in sixteen states. Her most famous establishment was Xavier University for Blacks in New Orleans in 1915 – it was the first of its kind in the United States and faced great opposition from radical racists.

Mother Katharine Drexel was canonized by Pope John Paul II on October 1, 2000, the second native-born American ever to be declared a saint after St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in 1774.

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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