From the Desk of Richard Thompson
This Saturday, October 7, over a million Catholics in Poland are expected to gather along Poland’s 2000-mile border in a massive rosary prayer crusade entitled “Rosary on the Borders.” Their purpose is to commemorate the anniversary of the October 7, 1571 Battle of Lepanto, during which the outnumbered Christian naval fleet dealt a massive blow to the Muslim Ottoman Empire, saving Christendom from Islamic domination. Read more....
Today we have a growing pretense promoted by many clerics in the Church that Islam is no threat to Christianity and we should welcome hordes Islamic immigrants with open arms. That was not, however, the reaction of Pope Pius V as the Islamic fleet threatened Europe. From the article above we learn that:
On the night before the battle, as the Muslim fleet descended upon the Gulf of Lepanto, Pius V ordered all the churches remain open, and recommended the faithful invoke the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary through the prayer of the Rosary.....
Aboard the Holy League’s vessels were priests from various Catholic orders including Franciscans, Capuchins, Dominicans, Theatines, and Jesuits. They held large crucifixes and walked the decks of the galleys, exhorting the men to be brave, as well as offering Mass and hearing confessions. Many of the oarsmen were criminals. Don Juan ordered them all unchained, issued them a weapon, and promised to free them if they fought bravely. He gave every man a Rosary, emphasizing that they were about to engage in a spiritual battle.
Today we see the false narrative of Islam as a "religion of peace," but there is plenty of proof that mainstream mosques and the imams teach the people to embrace the most violent elements of Islam. After 9/11 the NYPD labeled mosques as terrorism organizations. A northern Virginia mosque is well-known to have ties to terrorists and the local imam was a "spiritual adviser" to three of the 9/11 hijackers. The IPT (Investigative Project on Terrorism) has an interactive map on its website that shows the many, many court cases involving Islamic terrorist activites and the sites of numerous radical activities. It's a sobering view, especially for those of us who live on the East Coast.
Poland has had the foresight to take a hard stand against Islam. They are a nation proclaiming that "Jesus Christ is King." Guess what, Poland has not had a single terrorist attack. Go Poland! The Poles should start making EU jokes, like "How many EU ministers does it take to change a lightbulb?" None -- their lights are out .
And finally, American Catholics are urged to join the one million Poles in praying the rosary. Will you answer the call? Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.