At 6PM on Thursday, June 26, 70 Catholics joined TFP-America Needs Fatima in front of the New Stage Theater in Cincinnati to protest the blasphemous Jerry Springer: The Opera.
The wind blew fiercely, the clouds rolled in ominously. Thunder pounded away. Lightening bolts struck often.
Half way through the show, the lights went out in the theater for more than 30 minutes. Imagine what went through the minds of the show patrons then!
Rain fell in torrents as though nature was trying to cleanse our city of what was about to unfold in the New Stage Collective Theater in the Over the Rhine district of the city.
Outside, prayer warriors stood firm praying and singing through it all knowing that God’s rain falls on the just and the unjust, until the day of judgment.
One rally participant said: "Our Lady sent the rain as if to cleanse the city of this sin. It was a message."
The media ridiculed and the theater staff mocked our efforts as we did indeed pray for their souls.
We were in an area of the city that has long been controlled by evil; in an area where you could name the sin and see it paraded by in all its shame and hideousness.
Yes, there were insulting comments occasionally yelled by passersby in cars or by pedestrians, but through it all we sang, we prayed, we braved God’s cleansing rains.
We offered reparation to God for the blasphemies in the Springer performance that insult Him, mock His crucifixion, and refer to His Mother as “raped by an angel.”
There were also passersby who made the sign of the cross or showed other support as they observed what was taking place outside the theater.
Mr. Pat Ashcraft, (in picture) a resident from Cincinnati, addressed the rally participants:
"Thank you for sharing part of Christ’s suffering, a suffering He warned we would have to bear if we were to follow Him. It is up to us; if we don’t act, who will?"
And the spiritual battle for the soul of America goes on.
We continue to protest the blasphemous Jerry Springer: The Opera, which will show next at:
The Studio Theater
1501 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(starting on July 23)
A special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Ashcraft for their total dedication to this rally of reparation.
May Our Lady reward them by imprinting the Most Holy Face of Her Divine Son on their souls.