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Interview With John Yep… Five Thousand Catholics Rally To Pray The Rosary

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By CHRISTOPHER MANION

Next Tuesday, March 19, on the Feast of St. Joseph, Catholics for Catholics (CforC) will hold a “prayer rally” in Mar a Lago, Fla. Yes, that’s Donald Trump’s home, and those gathered will be praying for Donald Trump and for the country.

In the spirit of Fr. Patrick Peyton, CforC founder John Yep of Phoenix has led prayer rallies in various U.S. cities since he founded the organization less than two

years ago. The group really hit its stride when, after the blasphemous sodomites of the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” were honored (not a misprint) by the Los

Angeles Dodgers, he put together a coalition to demonstrate outside the stadium.

This event was a success in large part because many like-minded groups came together to pull it off. Virgin Most Powerful Radio, America Needs Fatima, and others rallied with us to get five thousand Catholics out in the streets to pray. That made it clear: The Rosary was our weapon. Like Mary, the Spouse of the Holy Spirit (she probably led the apostles bursting out of that Upper Room!), we would take her, rather follow her to the public square to bear witness.

John Yep graciously granted The Wanderer an interview.

The Wanderer: On the Feast of St. Joseph next week, Catholics for Catholics is holding a “National Catholic Prayer For Trump” at Florida’s Mar a Lago Resort. That sounds pretty unprecedented — what’s that all about?

CforC: “In truth, it is unprecedented. It is a grace from Heaven that allowed us the possibility to host a prayer gathering at the home of the former President. President Trump — a sinner like the rest of us — is undoubtedly the clear choice for Catholics who have a correctly formed conscience. And the reason is simple:

President Biden and the Democrat Party represent the philosophical system of Socialist Marxism. President Trump and the Republicans hold the Constitutional banner of a Republic, one nation under God, who is the ultimate authority.

Socialism is inherently evil. Its lies have been condemned by virtually every Pontiff for two centuries. Our Founders bestowed upon the new country a form of government that protects the family and nurtures freedom — provided that it is buttressed by the faith and morals of its citizenry. Our mission is to be that faithful support for President Trump and the people he will appoint in his administration.

And that caveat is key: If we simply endorsed the GOP nominee, we’d be selling ourselves short as a Catholic group. We wanted to surround Donald Trump in prayer and teach the Catholic faithful that he is the only option to vote for in this upcoming election. He’s our only option if we want to preserve and protect our religious rights.

The Wanderer: What’s the program that evening?

CforC: When it rains it pours. That’s been the response of people from all over.

Countless Catholic leaders have asked to be a part of it. Several of them will speak — they know how vital the role of our prayers will play in the preservation of our freedoms.​

It’s a unique program — our speakers will focus on the key issues that Catholics should be concerned about in this election year — from the weaponization of the DOJ against Catholics, to abortion being on the ballot in some 10 states, to the human rights scandal of the transgender movement, and finally to the destruction of so many kids through human trafficking — we’re going to remind people just how important elections are. Elections have consequences, and, as a praying people, we have to do our part to exercise our rights and to preserve them.

At the end of the night, we will stand together and pray the Holy Rosary there at Mar-a-Lago. The event will culminate with a Prayer of Consecration over the country and President Trump: We will be pleading for the special intercession of St. Joseph, the Patron of those fighting against world Communism.

The Wanderer: A lot of Wanderer readers living in Florida may not know about this. Can they attend? How do they sign up?

CforC: “While most of the seats have been reserved, your readers still have a chance to register at our website, cforc.com. Those who can’t attend will be able to see a video of the event that we’ll post on our website after the event.

The most important thing, however, is to join us in prayer that night. When we pray together like the first apostles gathered around Mary in the Upper Room, we will win.

The Wanderer: Thanks, Mr. Yep. Clearly it’s the laity that are going to save our country and our Church. May God bless you and your work!

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