HANOVER, Penn., July 23 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Tens of thousands of Catholics will pray the rosary in town squares asking God to intervene and save America. The target date is October 10, the Saturday closest to the Fatima miracle of the sun that took place in Portugal in 1917. The goal is four thousand Public Square Rosary Rallies nationwide.
America Needs Fatima is promoting rosary rallies in public places as a spiritual response to the rapid moral decline of America, as seen in the acceptance of abortion, pornography, same-sex "marriage," blasphemy and other public sins.
At the group's campaign headquarters near Topeka, Kansas, coordinator Francis Slobodnik announced that they had crossed the milestone of 1,000 Rosary Rally Captains.
"Over a thousand people have agreed to organize these rallies. People are excited and momentum is picking up fast," noted Mr. Slobodnik. "Participants will proclaim their faith publicly, pray for America, and send a clear spiritual message to secularists who want to ban God from the public square."
"The office is buzzing with activity. Volunteers and staff are busy contacting new rosary captains, answering questions and sending supplies. Our biggest challenge is not recruiting captains, but rather finding the time to speak with all the people who call in and express interest," Mr. Slobodnik said.
"More and more people are looking to the Fatima message because it offers a sure remedy to the growing moral and financial crisis in society." Mr. Slobodnik continued. "In other words, prayer, penance and conversion are the answer to our nation's problems."
Last year, 3,500 rosary rallies were done nationwide. To get involved in 2009, Catholics are invited to visit the Rosary Rally Campaign Central at www.ANF.org, or to call toll-free: 1-866-584-6012.