In response to the beautiful invocations of the Litany of the Holy Face of Jesus, the cry of “Lord, have mercy” from about 200 persons rose as one voice up to Heaven.
The protesters had gathered in front of the Oakland Museum in California on Saturday, May 21, 2011, vehemently protesting the photo of a blasphemous depiction of Our Lady of Guadalupe in a bikini, which is on display there. This is the same blasphemous photo titled ‘Our Lady’ which provoked the outrage of nearly 100,000 Catholics who protested by phone, email and person when it was first appeared at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2001.
Now, in face of this new blasphemous insult to the Virgin of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, the American TFP and its America Needs Fatima campaign, organized this peaceful act of protest, which drew friends and sympathizers from all over California who came to say: “We will not be silent!”
Beginning at noon, the protestors stood together for two hours in public prayer and reparation to the Virgin Mary, praying the rosary, chanting the litanies, and singing hymns.
The Oakland Museum – as if to lure the unsuspecting faithful and public at large – placed this blasphemous photo together with another exhibit showing the history of the California missions so that anyone who went in to view that exhibit was led unsuspectingly to be confronted by this blasphemy.