On March 30, the American TFP held a regional one-day conferences in St. Louis. Nearly fifty people attended the program held at the St. Agnes’ Home of the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus in the suburb of Kirkwood. The afternoon consisted of three talks and a buffet brunch.
TFP Speaker Norman Fulkerson started off the event with a talk titled “The Life of Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira: Explaining Why We Promote Fatima.” Since 2008 marks the 100-year anniversary of the birth of Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, the speaker related the life of Prof. de Oliveira and his sacrifices to uphold Catholic teaching and how this later led to the founding of the TFPs and their promotion of the Fatima message.
The second meeting, “What Does it Mean to be a Militant Catholic 90 years After Fatima?” explain the difficulties of following the Fatima Message in the modern world. TFP member John Horvat delivered the talk which stressed the changes in society since the sexual revolution of the sixties. He explained how these changes require Catholics to adjust their strategies in fighting the Culture War.
The regional conference was also an occasion to launch the book: Fatima: A Message More Urgent Than Ever, written by TFP author Luiz Sérgio Solimeo. Despite the fact that the Fatima apparitions took place 90 years ago, Mr. John Horvat explained how the Fatima message was more urgent than ever given the present state of world affairs. Those who attended also had the opportunity to purchase copies of the book and other Fatima materials.
The event was well organized by the TFP’s local coordinator Mr. Mark Serafino and provided an excellent opportunity for friends to get together and discuss Our Lady’s message.