(I am an enthusiastic advocate for enshrining the statue of Our Lady of America in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. I think it is key to re-evangelizing the world. The following guest column is from Dan Lynch, who has been the foremost advocate for Our Lady of America in the world. By the way, my email box has been flooded of late. If it takes a bit for me to get back to you, please be patient.-CJ)
By Dan Lynch
Why Isn’t the Statue of Our Lady of America, Who Asked America for Purity, Displayed in Her Shrine?
Perhaps it’s because over the last 18 years her shrine has been administered by two Archbishop and Cardinal Directors who have been accused of participating in the clerical homosexual sex abuse crisis.
September 26 is the 62nd anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of America to Sister Mildred Mary Neuzil. Let us begin the purification of the Church with Our Lady of America.
Our Lady of America said, “I am the Immaculate One, Patroness of your Land.” She asked America for sexual purity and it gave her instead the Sexual Revolution and the current sexual crises with the practice of clerical homosexuality and clerical enabling of clerical homosexual activity and clerical homosexual abusers.
In response to the request of Our Lady of America, approximately 9000 of our supporters have signed our Petition for the Solemn Procession and Placement of the Statue of Our Lady of America in what she called “my shrine”.
For the last 18 years, Our Lady’s shrine has been administered by ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick followed by Cardinal Donald Wuerl. Both of them have been accused of participating in the clerical homosexual sex abuse crisis.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will meet in Baltimore, November 13-14, for their Fall General Assembly. Now is the time to purify the Church and the shrine and to honor the request of Our Lady of America. St. Peter wrote, “For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God.” (1 Peter 4:17).
I ask you to please sign the Petition and to practice the devotion to Our Lady of America for the intention that our Bishops receive the grace to fulfill her request for the solemn procession and display of her statue in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
We can’t “push” the Bishops to do this, only the Holy Spirit can. Our Lady does not want to force her way into her our own shrine. She wants the Bishops from their hearts to solemnly process, welcome, display and venerate her statue in her shrine. We pray that our Bishops’ response to our petitions will be like the response of both Pope Pius IX and Pope Pius XII. They referred to the petitions of the faithful as one of the criteria that led them to the final acts of papally defining the Marian dogmas of the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption.
If you have not signed the Petition, please do so right now.
When our Bishops provide some strong indication that they will respond to Our Lady’s request, we will then submit our petitions to them to lead them to the final act of the solemn procession and placement of the statue.
In a letter dated May 31, 2007, Archbishop (now Cardinal) Raymond Burke wrote to all of the United States Bishops and informed them that the devotion to Our Lady of America was canonically approved. You may read his letter here. Since then, over eleven years ago, to my knowledge, the Bishops have done nothing to respond to Our Lady’s request for the procession and display of her statue in her shrine.
Vince Lombardi, the famous football coach, said that the best defense is a good offense. It seems that the Bishops are using natural secular defensive measures such as revising their policies and procedures to deal with the clerical homosexual abuse crises. However, they should be using offensive supernatural measures such as prayer, penance, sacrifice, reparation and, most particularly, their honoring of all of the requests of Our Lady of America and venerating her image in her shrine. The statue of the Queen of Our Country must be displayed in our National Shrine for what she called “a safeguard for our country” and to avoid her prophesied punishment. You may read here about Our Lady’s Warning and Grace for the United States.
Jesus said, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.” (Luke 8:21). Many of our Bishops have heard the word of God requesting the display of his mother’s statue, spoken through His mother, Our Lady of America, but they have not acted on it. They need the grace to believe Our Lady’s request and to act on it. We need to pray that they receive this grace. May that grace bring about the purification of her Church and her shrine from the corrupt homosexual clergymen whose sins cry out to heaven for vengeance. May the victims of their abuse be healed and the holy, pure and faithful priests, religious and laity be fortified in faith, hope and perseverance.
We say ENOUGH! What can you do to bring about the purification of the Church and to fortify the people of God in faith, hope and perseverance? We recommend that everyone do at least one of the following. Now is the time to pray and to act! You can lead a life of purity and peace and pray and sacrifice for the display and veneration of the statue of Our Lady of America in the National Shrine.
You can combat the moral evils of our culture and become a missionary to the culture by educating and forming your conscience according to the moral truths taught by the Church. Then you can express these truths in conversations with your family, friends and co-workers in your daily life. You can write letters to the editors of newspapers and to those in government expressing these moral truths.
You can and should vote for persons who support the moral teachings of the Church and against those who oppose them. Catholics have a moral obligation to promote the common good through the exercise of their vote. (See CCC 2240).
You can visit JKMI.com to:
1. Pray the Novena to Our Lady of America for True Change and Hope for America.
2. Ask your friends to Sign the Petition for the Solemn Procession and Placement of the Statue of Our Lady of America in Our National Shrine.
3. Host a Visitation with an image of Our Lady of America and pray A Holy Hour of Prayer for Purity, Peace and Protection.
4. Venerate her image in your home.
5. Order bulk quantities of the bumper sticker below to distribute to others.
6. Print, sign and mail a letter to your Bishop in the form found here.
7. Learn how to practice the complete devotion. Read my book, Our Lady of America, Our Hope for the States. For A 20% discount, enter this code at checkout: America.
8. For more information on the story of Our Lady of America told in an interesting narrated slide show click here.
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NOW is the time to act! Never before has our country been in such dire need of Our Lady’s intercession, but we have to honor her request. Please help us to help her.