For Immediate Release
Hanover, PA, Sept. 25, 2007 – Thousands of Catholic volunteers are preparing to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. The target date is October 13 and the goal is two thousand Public Square Rosary Rallies nationwide.
The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and its America Needs Fatima campaign are promoting rosary rallies in public places as a fitting way to commemorate the jubilee anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, which occurred before 70,000 witnesses in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.
At the group’s campaign headquarters near Topeka, Kansas, coordinator Francis Slobodnik announced that they had reached a milestone of 2,000 Rosary Rally Captains.
“Over 2,000 people agreed to organize these rallies in every state. They are really excited about it and momentum is picking up fast,” noted Mr. Slobodnik. “Participants will proclaim their faith publicly, pray for America, and send a clear message to secularists who want to ban God from the public square.”
“The office is buzzing with activity. Rosary volunteers and staff are busy contacting new rosary captains, answering questions and sending out supplies. Our biggest challenge is not recruiting rally captains, but rather finding the time to speak with all the people who call in and express interest,” Mr. Slobodnik said. “Ten more phone lines were just installed to handle incoming calls.”
“More and more people are looking to the Fatima message because it offers a sure remedy to the moral crisis in society.” Mr. Slobodnik continued. “In other words, prayer, penance and conversion are the answer to many problems.”
America Needs Fatima also distributed one hundred thousand Fatima Jubilee rosaries free of charge to Catholics and non-Catholics. To receive a rosary, call toll-free: 1-866-584-6012.
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