I recently received a message from a group called America Needs Fatima. This is a pretty solid group reminding us that what we need here in the US is to return to Jesus. And there is no creature better able to help us than His very own Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary.
In this message, which will be reproduced below, the group’s lead guy, Robert Ritchie, challenges us all to put our faith in action by pledging to pray the Rosary this Independence Day.
In his own words:
We desperately need spiritual solutions.
Will you please join thousands of America Needs Fatima members in praying the Rosary on July 4th?
July 4th is America’s birthday. Hurrah!
When: July 4, 2011, 6PM
What: Pray the Holy Rosary
Why: To solve America’s growing moral, economic, family and national crisis
See, the more people who pray the Rosary on July 4th the more Our Lady will intervene for us before the Throne of Almighty God.
To win graces that we desperately need to save our children, families, and homes from the terrible decline that is affecting our society AT EVERY LEVEL.
There are still good things happening in America. For example, recently, there was a tremendous outpouring of Catholic reaction against a very offensive and blasphemous display of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a floral bikini at the Oakland Museum in California.
In reparation for this blasphemous display, hundreds of Catholics stood outside the museum in prayerful protest and prayer.
But this type of blasphemy is becoming more frequent in our secular world, which shows there’s still a lot of work to be done. So please:
See, those who seek to remove God and His holy law from our society fight press on:
- abortion murders innocent unborn babies
- the institution of the family is weakened by impure customs; and
- threatened by the legalization of homosexual “marriage”
- the sexual revolution pervades popular culture especially in television, media, movies and the Internet
However, the worst result of this secularist offensive is the rejection of God by which people disdain His wise and loving action and refuse His grace for our country.
And without His grace, how can we live?
How can our leaders properly govern?
From where will they get wisdom and strength to solve our great and complex problems?
And besides all these moral problems, how can we maintain our treasured national identity, while adopting a just and balanced solution for the immigration dilemma?
How can we solve our need to become self-sufficient in energy? How can we resolve our economic problems? How can we maintain a wise, strong and careful military strategy?
The answer is: we can’t do any of these things without the friendship of God. For without His grace, life is only disgrace and disaster.
And we cannot gain the friendship of God, without the intercession of His Most Holy Mother.
Now, the best way to win God’s graces for America is to beg Our Lady to intervene for us, by the power of the Holy Rosary.
That’s why I invite you to pray the Rosary for America on July 4th .
Robert E. Ritchie
America Needs Fatima
So let’s make this Independence Day a day of independence from sin!