The rosary is the weapon we as Catholics should carry with us every day. I believe if we all did this there would be little need for these debates. Let's heed Our Lady's words folks. The signs of the times are upon us. Super storm Sandy, mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary, devastating events. I got an email the other day telling me that Sandy is derived from the name Allesandra which means "unheeded prophetess". If that's true--Wow. She's been loving us, warning us and begging us to turn our hearts, to pray. The Mother of God appears, and we don't listen to her. We gloss over it and talk about politics, sports, and whatever else. I am guilty of this. I know what I'm saying here sounds very apocalyptic and drastic, but it needs to be said. The world and our country are in a death spiral right now, and no earthly remedy can stop it I'm afraid. Only turning to God in humble prayer can turn the tide. This is as dire a message as I've typed here on these forums, but I'm feeling it strongly right now. St. Padre Pio, a saint for our times, called the rosary "my weapon". He would say, "Where's my weapon?" That's how I feel. I can't leave the house without it in my pocket. I devote my morning commute in the car to it. Keep the car radio off in the morning. All they spew is nonsense right now. Arrive at work in the world prepared. This is what I need. This is what all Catholics need. Ours cannot be the ways of this world: violence, argument, distraction from God. We need to focus on what she asks. Pray the rosary. It is the weapon. God bless, and forgive the long post.