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By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews, Nov.14,2019
BALTIMORE, Maryland, November 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Outside the hotel where the U.S. bishops convened for their annual fall meeting, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas led a group of more than two dozen pro-life Catholics in praying the rosary.
As a cold, damp wind blew off the harbor just a few steps away, Bishop Strickland knelt on the brick pavement, remaining on his knees the entire time as he sought God’s intervention to renew the Church.
With his rosary in hand, Bishop Joseph Coffey of the Archdiocese of the Military Services soon joined those gathered around Bishop Strickland and prayed.
“As we enter into these glorious mysteries, celebrating the glory of your Son, and celebrating your glory that is always a reflection of the glory of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, help us to turn from sin and share in the smallest glimpse of that glory, as you strengthen us to live the Truth of the Gospel,” began Bishop Strickland, introducing the Glorious Mysteries.
“O blessed Virgin Mary, help us to humbly come before you and follow your call to turn from sin and to live a life of grace as you have told us through Fatima, from Akita, from Knock, and from so many other apparitions in our world,” he continued. “As we in the Americas honor you as Our Lady of Guadalupe, help us to reach out to all of the Americas, proclaiming the truth that you share with us that your Son is King of the Universe, and that we are called to live in His Life.”
Bishop Strickland said that the first Glorious Mystery “takes us back to the origin of the faith that we are called to live in our precious Catholic Church.” ….