About the Novena for Our Nation

The Time is Now! The time is now to call upon God, through the powerful intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary, to heal our country and return it to holiness. This is a nationwide prayer campaign called the “Novena for Our Nation.” Everyone from around the nation is encouraged to join ranks as, united, we pray the very powerful 54 Day Rosary Novena from the Feast of the Assumption on August 15 to the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on October 7. We are living in extraordinary times. “Tens of millions of unborn babies have been slaughtered; illegitimacy rates have soared; divorce has skyrocketed; pornography is rampant; drug use has exploded; sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS have killed millions; birth control is a way of life; sex outside of wedlock has become the norm; countless children have been permanently damaged — their innocence lost forever — because of the proliferation of broken homes; and sodomy and homosexuality are celebrated openly. America has become the new Babylon” (Jeffrey Kuhner, Washington Times). We are in a Spiritual Battle. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary action. In this centennial year of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, we are called upon to help turn our country back towards God. We will accomplish that through prayer; prayer that can change hearts, change families, change our communities and change our country.  There is no stronger weapon in this Spiritual Battle than the Rosary.

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I’ll be Scribe of the Assembly for another year

Fraternal years in the Knights of Columbus run from July of one year to June of the next. And now, as June fades into July, I note on the Internet that many of my Brothers are posting their new assignments, offices held, etc.

This is a good time to remember where my life with the Knights started, to place where I am now into context, and to look forward with joyful anticipation to my future in the Knights.

I have so many fond memories of Council 437 in Indianapolis where I made my first, second and third degrees of Knighthood back in the 1990’s. God, I love that Council! Looking at their current website, I see some Brothers holding office that I remember. Wonder if they remember me? I know full well that if I’m ever again in Indianapolis on a Council Meeting night I will be there with them! So many happy memories! Some of my Brother Knights from those Indianapolis years are still friends of mine on Facebook, and we are in constant contact.

While in San Antonio, TX, my home Council is and has been at the San Fernando Cathedral, where I had the privilege of serving as Deputy Grand Knight and then Grand Knight of the Council.

Recent years have found me most active in the Fourth Degree in San Antonio and serving as the Scribe of Assembly #2748. I’ve completed two full years as Scribe of this Assembly and am honored now to be starting the 2017-2018 Fraternal Term as Scribe again.

Given the time-line that Sylvia and I are now working with, I may have time in America to serve as Scribe for the 2018-2019 term after this current term ends. But after that we will be in the Philippines where my life with the Knights will continue. We will live in Cebu City, in Basak Pardo, and my Brother Knights there, especially SK Kenneth Rivera and SK Christian Cayobit will help me find an appropriate Council and Assembly where I can continue to serve our Order.

Flaming Apostates

RadicalCath is right. If the survey reported by the Catholic Herald claiming that 2/3 of Catholics support abortion is to be believed, and I see no reason to doubt it, then a good 2/3 of those who claim to be Catholic are absolutely “flaming apostates”.