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"Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them."
-Pope St. Felix III



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“Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, and the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops, like bishops, and your religious act like religious."
-Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1972

“While the world changes,
the cross stands firm.”
- St. Bruno

Poland Guards Her Borders with Prayer

Published on October 10, 2017

Here’s a news report that might at first puzzle the average American Christian reader:

On Saturday, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, thousands of Polish Catholics gathered along their country’s border to pray for peace, as well as for the future and salvation of Poland and the world.

The event, entitled “Rosary at the Borders,” was organized by a lay movement called the Solo Dios Basta Foundation (God Alone Suffices). It was supported by the Polish Bishop’s Conference and was sponsored by several state-owned companies. Approximately 90 percent of the country, beloved home of the Polish Pope St. John Paul II, identifies as Catholic.

According to the New York Times, participants gathered for prayer at 320 churches near the border of Poland as well as in 4,000 designated prayer zones.

The prayers took place on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, which also commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto, during which Mary, through the prayer of the rosary, is credited for a key victory against the Ottoman Empire.

The Battle of Lepanto, on October 7, 1571, stopped Turkish fleets from dominating the Mediterranean. It broke their massive trade in kidnapped Christian slaves. (Read G.K. Chesterton’s magnificent poem on the subject.) The Christian powers of Venice, Genoa, and Spain that led the fight credited the victory to the power of prayer. The battle’s anniversary has been a Christian feast ever since. The Rosary is a scripturally-based prayer and series of meditations on the life of Christ and the early church.

Now Poland faces an equally threatening, but far more insidious enemy of the West: An EU which cut from its constitution any mention of Christianity’s role in Europe’s history.

Borders Are Godly, So Ask God to Protect Them

But why gather along the country’s borders? Why not just go into churches? Because Poland’s borders have been so often invaded, redrawn, and even erased by powerful neighbors. And that’s now in danger of happening again. That is, if the European Union has its way. The secular oligarchs of the anti-democratic EU have been bullying Poland’s elected government for years. First they demanded that it legalize abortion. Then they told the Polish government that it couldn’t purge its courts and state media of Communist holdovers. Now the EU is threatening Poland (along with Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic) with crippling sanctions if it won’t accept thousands of Muslim colonists.

And the Poles are pushing back. Aware that (as usual) they are the underdogs, they’re imploring God for help.

Those of you who remember the 1980s knew Poland as a brave and lonely warrior against an empire of evil. Now it’s fulfilling that role again. It seems to fall to the Poles to save the rest of Europe, over and over again.

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