By Francis Slobodnik
On Saturday, March 18th, over 3,109 groups across America held public square rosary rallies in honor of St. Joseph and in defense of traditional marriage.
To hold a traditional marriage rally requires the courage to oppose the dominant culture of moral laxity. Those who hold rallies learn that the majority of Americans support traditional marriage, despite the discouraging remarks from some who say that the cultural war is lost, and that we should move away from the harder issue and engage on the soft issues.
The fact is, numerous people honked as they drove by in support of these rallies, even in locations where such support is unexpected.
Of course, not everyone supports God’s marriage. Some shout in opposition, use obscene hand gestures, or give the thumbs down. They are in the minority; by far. Promoters of pseudo marriage are angry to see people with the courage to publicly defy their anti-marriage agenda and proclaim that, “God’s Marriage = One Man and One Woman.”
The general public is happy to see rallies where the defense of traditional marriage is publicly proclaimed. This gives hope to so many and gives them the courage to be more vocal in their support of traditional marriage.
One might ask why St. Joseph is the patron of the traditional marriage rallies? St. Joseph is the recognized defender of traditional marriage. St. Joseph was truly the spouse of Our Lady. In fact he is called, “spouse of the Mother of God.” He is also called, “foster father of the Son of God” and, “head of the Holy Family.” St. Joseph is, “the glory of home life” and, “the pillar of families.” St. Joseph is the ultimate defender of traditional marriage and the traditional family in every way. No one defends traditional marriage between one man and one woman more than St. Joseph.
St. Joseph is also called the, “terror of demons.” St. Joseph is a terror to anyone who attacks the sacred institution of marriage which was created by God.
Traditional Marriage Rally Captains know that we are involved in a spiritual war over marriage. They understand it takes courage to defend marriage.
May Our Lord Jesus Christ, Our Lady, and glorious St. Joseph abundantly bless those who defended the sacred institution of marriage in the public square on Saturday, March 18th and give them courage to continue.
DAILY QUOTE for July 19, 2019
SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Macrina the Younger
In the Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis de Montfort relates that a Dominican, Father Jean Amat, was once giving a Lenten Mission in the Kingdom of Aragon, Spain, when a young girl, possessed by the devil was brought to him.