By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday, October 6 a Catholic Christian group, American Needs Fatima, announced in a written statement that they were organizing public prayer rallies across the country to publicly ask God for a moral renewal in America.
Chelsea Rally Team Captain, Mrs. Druscilla Chauffe, OP said in a written statement, “I received a call from America Needs Fatima asking me to participate as a team captain. I knew that I couldn’t say ‘no’ to their request because I have been feeling so helpless as I watch America fall in moral decay. I pray for America daily but I just haven’t felt that my prayer alone was going to change things. Therefore, leading a rally with people around the community in a public place was one way that I could help in a slightly more profound way. Catholics and other Christian denominations need to exercise their God-given Constitutional rights of freedom of religion and freedom of assembly by praying in the public square for the return of our Nation to it’s foundational roots of Christianity.”
Mrs. Chauffe said that the public Rosary Rally she is organizing will be held on Saturday, October 11th, from Noon until 1:00 pm on the lawn at the Chelsea City Hall. Mrs. Chauffe said, “This rally is only one of the over 12,000 Rosary Rallies being held all over the US to pray for the intercession of our Bl. Mother in bringing back fallen away Catholics and bringing America back to it’s Christian roots. It is also being held to make public reparation to God for all the sins and sacrileges committed against God and our Blessed Mother in this country and throughout the world. There are many more intentions that we will be praying for but these are the major ones.”
Chauffe concluded, “My prayer is that these gatherings will begin to spread throughout our Nation on a regular basis so our voices will become louder and clearer. We need not be afraid of what the world will think as we pray in public. We just need to do it!” Chauffe is a member of the Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Group of Dominican Laity in Birmingham. While Chauffe and most of the organizers of the American Needs Fatima movement are Catholic, Chauffe encouraged Protestants to join them in prayer for American renewal. Chauffe said, “I feel very strongly that it is time to stand up publicly for what we believe before all our religious freedoms are taken away from us!”
Chauffe said that there are two other rallies in the Greater Birmingham area. One will be led by Dr. Michael Mueller, OP in the Hoover area and the other will be held by St. Theresa parish in Leeds.
The group said on their website, “America urgently needs the prophetic messages of Our Lady at Fatima. Above all, America needs a clear direction, a great purpose, and the means to achieve it. The admonitions, requests, and warnings of Mary Most Holy can rightly be called a heaven-sent survival manual.”