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What One Mother did to Stop Evil

 

Evil only advances when the silent majority sits by and does nothing.


In October 2010, a mother from Lyons, New York, was driving by the local VFW and saw a sign advertising for a "drag queen" to perform there. She decided to pray a St. Michael prayer in reparation every time she passed that same location.

A few months later, she saw a different sign for "male strippers!" at the same VFW. This was even more shocking than the previous sign advertising for a drag queen. “This is too much,” the mother from Lyons thought.

Then and there she decided it was time to join action to her prayers. She got out her laptop and went to work.

Our Lady gave her all the right words and she wrote out and sent a complaint directly to the District Commander of the VFW. She also sent an email message to all of her family and friends in at America Needs Fatima asking them to do likewise.

Many of her friends were quick to join the fight. They wrote and complained about the obscene event to the District Commander of the VFW, Mr. Vanderpool.

Mr. Vanderpool responded immediately to our good mother in Lyons, and to the others who had complained as well. He apologized for the unfortunate situation and assured all involved that this was not an event that the VFW would knowingly promote.

Mr. Vanderpool then visited the local VFW post in that town and closed down the obscene "male stripper" event and the entire situation was happily resolved in a matter of a few days!

This story is a good example of how one person can stop evil. All it takes is some outrage and a little courage and God and Our Lady will do the rest.

How wonderful it would be if more people followed this lady's good example.

 


 

Quote of the day

DAILY QUOTE for July 7, 2020

Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most f...

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July 7

 

Make it a practice to judge
persons and things
in the most favorable light
at all times and under all circumstances.

St. Vincent de Paul


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

Saint of the day

SAINT OF THE DAY

St. Palladius

As Ireland's first bishop, he preceded St. Patrick, and buil...

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St. Palladius

Though not much is known about St. Palladius, we first hear his name mentioned by St. Prosper of Aquitaine in his Chronicles as a deacon who insisted with Rome for help against the Pelagian heresy then rampant in Britain. In response, the Holy See sent St. Germanus of Auxerre to combat the heresy.

Around 430, Pope Celestine I consecrated Palladius a bishop, and sent him into Ireland as its first bishop, preceding St. Patrick. Though not too successful with the Irish, he built three churches in Leinster.

Leaving Ireland, Palladius sailed for Scotland where he preached among the Picts. He died at Fordum, near Aberdeen a short while after arriving.

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WEEKLY STORY

The young men began to boast of some foolish love affairs. N...

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A Young Man and His Lady Love

In twelfth century England, a group of young men had gathered and were bragging of their various feats, as young men have done since the beginning of time.

The lively conversation went from archery to sword fighting to horsemanship, each trying to outdo the accomplishments of the others.

Finally, the young men began to boast of some foolish love affairs. Not to be outdone by his peers, a noble youth named Thomas declared that he, too, loved a great lady, and was beloved by her.

Thomas of Canterbury meant the most holy Virgin as the object of his affection, but afterwards, he felt some remorse at having made this boast. He did not want to offend his beloved Lady in any way.

Seeing all from her throne in heaven, Mary appeared to him in his trouble, and with a gracious sweetness said to him: "Thomas, what do you fear? You had reason to say that you loved me, and that you are beloved by me. Assure your companions of this, and as a pledge of the love I bear you, show them this gift that I make you."

The gift was a small box, containing a chasuble, blood-red in color. Mary, for the love she bore him, had obtained for him the grace to be a priest and a martyr, which indeed happened, for he was first made priest and afterwards Bishop of Canterbury, in England.

Many years later, he would indeed be persecuted by the king, and Thomas fled to the Cistercian monastery at Pontignac, in France.

Far from kith and kin, but never far from his Lady Love, he was attempting to mend his hair-cloth shirt that he usually wore and had ripped. Not being able to do it well, his beloved queen appeared to him, and, with special kindness, took the haircloth from his hand, and repaired it as it should be done.

After this, at the age of 50, he returned to Canterbury and died a martyr, having been put to death on account of his zeal for the Church.

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

The young men began to boast of some foolish love affairs. Not to be outdone by his peers, a noble youth named Thomas declared that he, too, loved a great lady, and was beloved by her.

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