In 1961, Father Patrick "The Family That Prays Together Stays Together" Peyton led a rosary rally in San Francisco. It drew half a million people to Golden Gate Park and was attended by dignitaries.
|Fr. Peyton's Rosary Rally in San Francisco, 1961|
What happened in the decades following Fr. Peyton's rally is the same thing that is happening right now. There's a precise word for it: evil. "Bitter clingers," the old men of Vatican II have sunk their cold, yellow talons into the Church, determined to do as much damage as possible before death brings their sorry careers to a welcome close.
When they're gone, the faithful must pick up whatever remains of their Church -- a pitiful remnant, to be sure -- and reclaim it. Everything that marks the modern Church must go up in a bonfire of the vanities. Ugly, modern churches must face the wrecking ball. Protestantized Masses must be replaced with the old form. Homosexuality and modernism must be thoroughly rooted out of seminaries. Let's see the Index of Forbidden Books make a come-back. Demand that Catholic universities be Catholic. Oh the howls will be music to the Bear's ears! Let's do a thousand different things to build a fortress Church that does not engage the world in endless, whining "dialogue," but marches forth to conquer it.
In short, let's be the Church our enemies think we are, the one that makes Satan shrink in fear.
A lot of damage has been done since 1961, when Fr. Peyton led a half million Catholics in the Golden Gate Park in saying the rosary. Something of that spirit must have survived We've to to start getting serious. The biological solution is overrated. The second wave of clerics is not much better than the first.