UPDATE Monday June 12, 2023: the location of the rally and procession is at parking lot 13 outside Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, beginning at 3 p.m. Pacific Time. There will no longer be a procession beginning at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, as previously reported.
(LifeSiteNews) — We have by this time all heard about the Los Angeles Dodgers’ decision to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with an award on the Feast of the Sacred Heart.
Joining me today for this special episode of The John-Henry Westen Show are LifeSite’s own Alejandro Rodriguez and John Yep of Catholics for Catholics to discuss updates related to a procession rally, organized with Virgin Most Powerful Radio at Dodger Stadium, to make reparation for the drag “nuns'” blasphemous attack on the faith. LifeSiteNews has sponsored the event.
The rally is set to begin on Friday, June 16, at Dodger Stadium, Parking Lot 13, 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. There will no longer be a procession beginning at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels.
Yep emphasized that the procession is done in the context of recent events in the culture war, telling me that “for the moment [the left is] winning.”
“This is a give or take war,” said Yep. “We have to be prepped as Catholics to be ready to push back, take a punch and get right back in there.” He also told me that Protestants and Jews are coming to protest the Dodgers’ decision to honor the “nuns,” not just Catholics, calling the Dodgers’ decision a “moment of unity” that the left handed us “on a silver platter.”
Both Rodriguez and Yep also addressed the participation of Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, in the procession. Rodriguez told me that Strickland “takes up the mantle of … a prayer warrior” for the defense of the Church. He also expressed his desire for more bishops to get involved and speak in defense of the Church.
Yep discussed Strickland’s participation in the context of appearances he made on Steve Bannon’s War Room and Jack Posobiec’s Human Events podcasts, saying that people asked him why a bishop from Texas was coming to California. Yep, using the analogy of an imported car, said that if he had an American-made car that was not working and could not find a working American car, he would look for an import. He further tells me that he prays the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, which released a statement about the event, “make[s] the best decision … before God.”
Rodriguez also discusses a LifeSiteNews petition against the Dodgers for their decision to honor the blasphemous group, noting that it has over well 10,000 signatures, and remarks that the issue of honoring the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is a “common sense issue,” saying, “[What they do] goes against natural law. This goes against God’s creation. … We have to fight against it.”
“The fight is here,” he continues. “The fight is now. And it’s not just with prayers, but it’s with actions. And we’re signing that petition to [let] people know that we’re not going to stand for this anymore.”
Concluding the episode, Yep asked for prayers for those attending the procession, for Church leaders to speak up against the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and for the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence themselves, saying that “deep down they gotta know [it’s] wrong what they’re doing; it’s natural law,” adding that they would be grateful in eternity for prayers offered for them.
“[The event is happening] because we haven’t prayed enough for them,” added Rodriguez. “It’s because we haven’t stood up and said enough is enough.”
We hope to see you outside Dodger Stadium on June 16!
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