Among the most important titles we have in the Catholic Church for the Blessed Virgin Mary are Our Lady of Victory and Our Lady of the Rosary. These titles can be traced back to one of the most decisive times in the history of the world and Christendom. The Battle of Lepanto took place on October 7 (date of feast of Our Lady of Rosary), 1571. This proved to be the most crucial battle for the Christian forces against the radical Muslim navy of Turkey. Pope Pius V led a procession around St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City praying the Rosary. He showed true pastoral leadership in recognizing the danger posed to Christendom by the radical Muslim forces, and in using the means necessary to defeat it. Spiritual battles require spiritual weapons, and this more than anything was a battle that had its origins in the spiritual order—a true battle between good and evil.
Today we have a similar spiritual battle in progress—a battle between the forces of good and evil, light and darkness, truth and lies, life and death. If we do not soon stop the genocide of abortion in the United States, we shall run the course of all those that prove by their actions that they are enemies of God—total collapse, economic, social, and national. The moral demise of a nation results in the ultimate demise of a nation. God is not a disinterested spectator to the affairs of man. Life begins at conception. This is an unalterable formal teaching of the Catholic Church. If you do not accept this you are a heretic in plain English. A single abortion is homicide. The more than 48,000,000 abortions since Roe v. Wade in the United States constitute genocide by definition. The group singled out for death—unwanted, unborn children.
No other issue, not all other issues taken together, can constitute a proportionate reason for voting for candidates that intend to preserve and defend this holocaust of innocent human life that is abortion.
I strongly urge every one of you to make a Novena and pray the Rosary to Our Lady of Victory between October 27th and Election Day, November 4th. Pray that God’s will be done and the most innocent and utterly vulnerable of our brothers and sisters will be protected from this barbaric and grossly sinful blight on society that is abortion. No woman, and no man, has the right to choose to murder an innocent human being.
May God grant us the wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and counsel to form our conscience in accordance with authentic Catholic teaching, and then vote that well‐formed Catholic conscience.
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God Bless You
Fr. John Corapi
As for the power of the rosary, CAF poster 'insight' shared the following:
Will be happy to join the Election Novena. Glad to see another Blue Army Member, and thanks for some of the History on the Rosary. John Haffert’s (founder of the Blue Army of Fatima) confessor and “lifelong friend”, Father Vernard Poslusney has had great audio on the Power of the Rosary:007A Mary, Mother of God's People.mp3007B Mary, Mother of God's People.mp3
Wikipedia has a wonderful page dedicated to Haffert. There is an audio file there of him giving a talk on Fatima. He is one of the most powerful and charismatic people I have ever heard, no wonder he built up the Blue Army of Fatima membership to 25 million signed members.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Haffert (link in Media section).
If you're not big on praying the rosary, maybe now is the time to start. If you need some audio to help guide you on your morning commute, here are a few:
The Rosary Brings Direction
Bringing the Mysteries to Life
Alternate MP3 Rosaries:
Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, prayed by all of the seminarians of Cardinal Glennon College, along with the College Director, Fr. Timothy Cronin.
Join the second graders from Holy Trinity School as they pray the Joyful Mysteries - just six days after having received their First Holy Communion!
Here's the Novena prayer:
Our Lady Of The Holy Rosary Novena Prayer
My dearest Mother Mary, behold me, your child, in prayer at your feet. Accept this Holy Rosary, which I offer you in accordance with your requests at Fatima, as a proof of my tender love for you, for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in atonement for the offenses committed against your Immaculate Heart, and for this special favor which I earnestly request in my Rosary Novena: (Mention your request).
I beg you to present my petition to your Divine Son. If you will pray for me, I cannot be refused. I know, dearest Mother, that you want me to seek God’s holy Will concerning my request. If what I ask for should not be granted, pray that I may receive that which will be of greater benefit to my soul.
I offer you this spiritual “Bouquet of Roses” because I love you. I put all my confidence in you, since your prayers before God are most powerful. For the greater glory of God and for the sake of Jesus, your loving Son, hear and grant my prayer. Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.