July 19 – Staten Island, New York

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After attending Holy Mass in Manhattan, we had a hardy New York style sandwich – they call them heroes here – and drove to Staten Island. Crossing the majestic Hudson River gave us something beautiful to marvel at, and rest from the omnipresent graffiti-covered walls that plague the city.
July 19 - Staten Island, New YorkWe stationed ourselves outside one of the entrances of the Staten Island Mall. It was hot, sunny and windy.

When cars slow down by the curbside, it’s usually for one of two reasons: to congratulate and encourage us or to verbally insult us with some vile profanity. However, sometimes the utterance of a profanity is followed by a flying projectile like a soda bottle. Today, for example, as Mr. Cesar Franco held the tall American flag at the intersection near the mall, a man let out a string of unimaginable and unrepeatable insults then hurled a full cup of liquid at him, which was probably water.

We also witnessed the reaction of a pro-homosexual advocate who was so unnerved by the campaign that it looked as though he was having a nervous breakdown.

Record honks per second (HPS)

Our second campaign of the day was on Victory Blvd. At this location, the honking was amazing and continuous. The youngest member of our caravan remarked with a big grin: “It’s like a party!” About every two seconds there was a honk in support of traditional marriage. People honked repeatedly with tremendous gusto, enthusiasm, and joy, smiling from ear to ear. To better measure the support, we’ve coined a new term: HPS or honks per second.
caravan2009-staten-island3A young man on a motorcycle paused at the red light, took off his helmet, and said with a characteristic New York accent: “I’m going to do a wheely for this. I’m going to do a wheely for traditional marriage.” He put his helmet back on and as soon as the light turned green, he accelerated and rolled away on one wheel.

Please continue to pray for us as we campaign in New York City. The opposition do not like what we are doing.

St. Joseph, Protector of the Church, pray for us!

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