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Finally something we Catholics can do as a group to show our support for religious freedom in America. Hoping everyone has information for the Public Square Rosary Rally in your area. Our church bulletin had the following article this week:


"At noon, on Saturday, October 13th, there will be a public Rosary Rally at the Putnam County Court House on the square in Cookeville.


One can hardly disagree that America has turned her back on God in so many ways. Secularists have tried to drive religion and morality out of the public square and out of our schools. But yet, public rosaries have blunted the advance of abortion, accounting for the closure of one clinic per month. Same sex marriage, pornography, pedophilia, and the list ones on - your Rosary Rally will be a public act of reparation for these sins hurled against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


Find peace in knowing that the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph over evil. It is a great privilege to be among those who trust in her triumph and honor her in the public square. Imagine 8,000 Public Square Rosary Rallies occurring all over America simultaneously. This historic campaign will hasten God's victory and attract His desperately needed blessings on America.


Come and join your fellow Catholics in our plea to God for American's future."

I hope your church has scheduled a Rosary Rally in your home town and you will share the information with others as we pray for God's blessings on America.


- Elizabeth

Oct 7th 2012 new

This was in today's bulletin:


Public Square Rosary Crusade

Saturday, October 13th

Huntley Square 1:30


Join us....to pray the rosary asking God's grace to come upon our land. We'll be joining with thousands of others across the United States asking our Blessed Mother's intercession so that hearts can be changed in our country. We will pray for an end to abortion, pornography, violence, and all other practices that dehumanize or destroy life. We are blessed to live in a great country. Let's ask God to purify our land so that life is respected at all stages.



Oct 7th 2012 new

Thank you so much for this posting!

Oct 7th 2012 new

(Quote) Marian-83994 said: Thank you so much for this posting!
(Quote) Marian-83994 said:

Thank you so much for this posting!

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You are welcome, Marian. Now we can pray there will be a big turnout. Will be interesting to see.


- Elizabeth

Oct 7th 2012 new

(Quote) Elizabeth-462557 said: You are welcome, Marian. Now we can pray there will be a big turnout. Will be in...
(Quote) Elizabeth-462557 said:


You are welcome, Marian. Now we can pray there will be a big turnout. Will be interesting to see.


- Elizabeth

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Praying I will pray.

Oct 9th 2012 new

When I saw this posted yesterday I emailed the pastor Fr. Chad Puthoff of St. Thomas Aquinas to say I didn't think this kind of announcement was appropriate for a church bulletin.


He responded:

"I try and keep as light a hand as possible on the bulletin. The article mentioned came from the individual parishioner listed as the contact. Personally, I do think our country stands in need of much prayer--as always. I personally do not like a sectarian prayer such as the rosary used in public forums, and consequently will not be at the rally. I think a discussion of issues, as we have had and will have in the debates, is far more useful. And I do not see our country at some cataclysmic hour, for such a view, I think, lacks Christian hope. I'd suggest you and others contact the parishioner in question for this and similar issues."

which seems like a good attitude. I just wish we could keep this stuff out of bulletins, and keep people from trying to turn Catholic parishes into grassroots Republican campaign operations. Of course, AME and black Baptist churches have been doing grassroots work for the Democrats for years, and evangelicals and white Baptists started up 30 years ago working for the Republicans. But that's no excuse. We can be better than them.

Oct 9th 2012 new

(Quote) Cathy-620979 said: I didn't think this kind of announcement was appropriate for a church bulletin.
(Quote) Cathy-620979 said:

[...] I didn't think this kind of announcement was appropriate for a church bulletin.

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I just wish we could keep this stuff out of bulletins, and keep people from trying to turn Catholic parishes into grassroots Republican campaign operations.

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Why is announcing a rally to pray for religious freedom in a country where same has been curtailed and is being further threatened inappropriate?

What do you see in Elizabeth's announcement that even suggest it is partisan? Did the announcement in your bulletin differ in that regard?

Oct 9th 2012 new
(Quote) Cathy-620979 said: When I saw this posted yesterday I emailed the pastor Fr. Chad Puthoff of St. Thomas Aquinas to say I di...
(Quote) Cathy-620979 said:

When I saw this posted yesterday I emailed the pastor Fr. Chad Puthoff of St. Thomas Aquinas to say I didn't think this kind of announcement was appropriate for a church bulletin.




He responded:



"I try and keep as light a hand as possible on the bulletin. The article mentioned came from the individual parishioner listed as the contact. Personally, I do think our country stands in need of much prayer--as always. I personally do not like a sectarian prayer such as the rosary used in public forums, and consequently will not be at the rally. I think a discussion of issues, as we have had and will have in the debates, is far more useful. And I do not see our country at some cataclysmic hour, for such a view, I think, lacks Christian hope. I'd suggest you and others contact the parishioner in question for this and similar issues."



which seems like a good attitude. I just wish we could keep this stuff out of bulletins, and keep people from trying to turn Catholic parishes into grassroots Republican campaign operations. Of course, AME and black Baptist churches have been doing grassroots work for the Democrats for years, and evangelicals and white Baptists started up 30 years ago working for the Republicans. But that's no excuse. We can be better than them.



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It never ceases to amaze me why liberals think that if they don't believe in doing something, no one else should be allowed to do it either. I wonder if this priest would allow Planned Parenthood to put an ad in his bulletin. I suspect that would be okay since it is politically correct, right?

Obama has the most abominable record on life than other candidate in the presidential race in any party. His views on infanticide and euthanasia could make him the poster child for the Luciferian party. No Catholic should be supporting Obama or any other Democrat with their stated platform, and this priest doesn't have to take sides and make it partisan to support prayer for America, and he should be ecstatic that this rally will be using the rosary as its method of prayer, and get out in front of it and lead.
Oct 9th 2012 new

(Quote) Cathy-620979 said: When I saw this posted yesterday I emailed the pastor Fr. Chad Puthoff of St. Thomas Aquina...
(Quote) Cathy-620979 said:

When I saw this posted yesterday I emailed the pastor Fr. Chad Puthoff of St. Thomas Aquinas to say I didn't think this kind of announcement was appropriate for a church bulletin.


He responded:

"I try and keep as light a hand as possible on the bulletin. The article mentioned came from the individual parishioner listed as the contact. Personally, I do think our country stands in need of much prayer--as always. I personally do not like a sectarian prayer such as the rosary used in public forums, and consequently will not be at the rally. I think a discussion of issues, as we have had and will have in the debates, is far more useful. And I do not see our country at some cataclysmic hour, for such a view, I think, lacks Christian hope. I'd suggest you and others contact the parishioner in question for this and similar issues."

which seems like a good attitude. I just wish we could keep this stuff out of bulletins, and keep people from trying to turn Catholic parishes into grassroots Republican campaign operations. Of course, AME and black Baptist churches have been doing grassroots work for the Democrats for years, and evangelicals and white Baptists started up 30 years ago working for the Republicans. But that's no excuse. We can be better than them.

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Your postings are starting to backfire, Cathy. I wasn't sure I could fit in the Rosary Rally in downtown Chicago at Noon in Daley Square, but after reading your posting, I decided I would make time to go and say the rosary outside in downtown chicago in a public venue! Keep up the good work of motivating us to participate by reading your negative and irrational comments.

Oct 9th 2012 new

(Quote) Cathy-620979 said: When I saw this posted yesterday I emailed the pastor Fr. Chad Puthoff of St. Thomas Aquina...
(Quote) Cathy-620979 said:

When I saw this posted yesterday I emailed the pastor Fr. Chad Puthoff of St. Thomas Aquinas to say I didn't think this kind of announcement was appropriate for a church bulletin.


He responded:

"I try and keep as light a hand as possible on the bulletin. The article mentioned came from the individual parishioner listed as the contact. Personally, I do think our country stands in need of much prayer--as always. I personally do not like a sectarian prayer such as the rosary used in public forums, and consequently will not be at the rally. I think a discussion of issues, as we have had and will have in the debates, is far more useful. And I do not see our country at some cataclysmic hour, for such a view, I think, lacks Christian hope. I'd suggest you and others contact the parishioner in question for this and similar issues."

which seems like a good attitude. I just wish we could keep this stuff out of bulletins, and keep people from trying to turn Catholic parishes into grassroots Republican campaign operations. Of course, AME and black Baptist churches have been doing grassroots work for the Democrats for years, and evangelicals and white Baptists started up 30 years ago working for the Republicans. But that's no excuse. We can be better than them.

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ok Cathy, did you email him what was in MY church bulletin, word for word....... ????

This was in today's bulletin:


Public Square Rosary Crusade

Saturday, October 13th

Huntley Square 1:30


Join us....to pray the rosary asking God's grace to come upon our land. We'll be joining with thousands of others across the United States asking our Blessed Mother's intercession so that hearts can be changed in our country. We will pray for an end to abortion, pornography, violence, and all other practices that dehumanize or destroy life. We are blessed to live in a great country. Let's ask God to purify our land so that life is respected at all stages.


...or did you change (even twist) the words enough to send a message that did not reflect what has been shared above?


How about you give me his email and I will copy my above response and then ask him what he thinks? Or copy Elizabeth's and send that. Or send both of ours.


And....if "our country isn't at some cataclysmic hour", then WHY is our Catholic Church taking such a stance?

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