Ave Maria! Here is a truly blessed response to the current crisis, centerd on devotion to Our Blessed Mother.
“A spiritual D-Day” is a description Doug Barry uses in referring to the “Rosary Coast to Coast” event scheduled for Oct. 7. Barry, who is well-known to EWTN audiences for his Battle Ready series, will be one of the speakers at the event’s Washington, D.C., rally and procession.The prayer rally falls on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary as well as Respect Life Sunday.Already, 700-plus groups are planning prayer at locations in the U.S. and 15 other countries via the official website, RosaryCoasttoCoast.com. National Rosary rallies were held in 2016 and 2017, following Poland’s lead.Barry said the response “across the world is phenomenal,” adding that this year’s event “shows people have a real hunger to do what we can in this time we’re in. Signs of the time show us the results of our decision to move farther away from God” as a modern culture.And, given the new Church scandals, Barry said, “This year is obviously unique because of the recent explosion in the Church scandals. A lot of people are asking, ‘What we can do?’ We need to speak out. We need action. This Rosary is a very visible, physical action that the world can see and hear. It’s people coming together and voices uniting, carrying a spiritual impact and power that can change the world, that can change our Church. Our Lady said the power of the Rosary carries something that the demons fear. It’s a power that can change the Church for the better.”“What better way to thank God for his blessings sustaining us so far, and to ask for his healing and for the conquest of evil in our own country and in our own culture, than in participating in a coast-to-coast Rosary, asking the Blessed Mother, who is the most powerful enemy against the forces of evil except for Jesus Christ himself,” explains Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin, in a video endorsement of the “Rosary Coast to Coast.”