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Article: Why the World Needs the Rosary
By: JOSEPH PRONECHEN
Before Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was our Pope, at the Eucharistic Congress in Philadelphia on Aug. 13, 1976, he declared: “We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. … We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel.”
That is still true today.
Then, as Pope John Paul II at Fatima on May 13, 1982 — a year to the day after the attempt on his life — he said he read with trepidation “the ardent appeal of the Heart of Mary that resounded at Fatima in 1917” because he saw “how many people and societies — how many Christians — have gone in the opposite direction to the one indicated in the message of Fatima.”
He said sin was making “itself firmly at home in the world, and denial of God has become widespread in the ideologies, ideas and plans of human beings. For this very reason, the evangelical call to repentance and conversion, uttered in the Mother’s message, remains ever relevant. It is still more relevant than it was in 1917. It is still more urgent.”
How much so today?
On May 13, 2010, at the same shrine in Portugal, Pope Benedict XVI again reminded the crowds: “We would be mistaken to think that Fatima’s prophetic mission is complete.”
Still, many keep looking for solutions everywhere but Fatima, where Our Lady spelled out clearly and unmistakably a simple way to defeat evil and regain peace: the Rosary.
As we celebrate the 95th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearances at Fatima, is there any reason to doubt that we must heed her message now more than ever?
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A Message from Cardinal Burke
The first temptation Satan uses to break us down is discouragement. This temptation is only an illusion, for Christ alive within us always gives us courage, even in the most trying of times. In such times, as today, we must pray more than ever, especially in the presence of the Most Blessed Sacrament, and all throughout the day.
While we witness evil advance in minds and hearts, and become enshrined in law even as it becomes the social norm, we must remember that God is always victorious. God is testing our Faith at this most difficult time, but He remains always with us. Christ alive for us in the Church and in our individual souls speaks to us: Be not afraid!
Be courageous, my beloved brothers and sisters! Stand fast with sure Hope! Let us together, storm Heaven with steadfast prayer, through Operation Storm Heaven, in order to obtain from Our Beloved Savior, through the intercession of His and our Blessed Mother, the victory of Good, Truth, and Beauty in all things. May God’s will be done on earth as it is in Heaven!
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