By Ben BroussardTFP St Joseph's Altar

On Tuesday, March 19, members of TFP Louisiana hosted an inaugural Saint Joseph’s Altar at the TFP New Orleans center. Friends from the New Orleans area and beyond came to honor the Head of the Holy Family. Neighbors eager to see the altar came and went throughout the day.

Among the honored guests was Fr. Denzil Perera, who blessed the altar at noon. After some remarks honoring Saint Joseph, a traditional meal was served. The Most Holy Rosary and the Litany of Saint Joseph followed.

Guests received copies of the latest Crusade Magazine. The cover story relates the history and tradition behind Saint Joseph’s Altars.

TFP St Joseph's AltarMany benefactors contributed to the stunning display. The fruits of the earth, bread baked in various shapes, and other foods symbolized the bounty of Saint Joseph to his clients. Shields, swords, castles, cannons, and knights showed that Saint Joseph is the Protector of the Church Militant.

A place of honor was given for a picture of Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira. This man of Catholic faith and action inspired the founding of the TFPs throughout the world. His great devotion to Saint Joseph marked him from a young age.

The altar was erected in thanksgiving to Saint Joseph. Thanks to his gracious favors, the TFP now has a center of prayer and action in the city of New Orleans. Prayers were offered especially for all benefactors of the TFP, and to implore graces for the battles ahead.

This altar was one of many erected on Saint Joseph’s Day throughout the New Orleans area. Contrasting with the culture of instant gratification, devotees of Saint Joseph spend months preparing the altars in his honor. We trust he will send the graces needed to carry on this venerable Louisiana tradition for years to come.

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By John Paul Tomba

On March 9, 2019, members of Tradition, Family, Property -Louisiana joined over one hundred Catholics from East Texas and West Louisiana for the 8th annual Lenten Pilgrimage in Port Arthur, Texas.

Following the same format of years past, the event began with the Traditional Latin Mass at 9 AM, at the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, after which everyone gathered outside for the traditional blessing of pilgrims by Fr. John Kodet, FSSP (pictured below) of Regina Caeli Latin Mass Community (Houston, Tex.). The journey began shortly after that, following a police escort along the customary 5-mile route to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. Along the way, pilgrims prayed the rosary, sang Marian hymns and were constantly encouraged by the honks, waves and astonished looks from passing traffic.

Penitent Catholics recieve a blessing from Fr. John Kodet

The first stop, after about 2 hours, was Saint Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church, where the local Knights of Columbus provided the pilgrims with a light lunch of fried fish and pretzels. The stop was also a welcome respite for the group of men carrying a beautiful wooden float of Our Lady handmade by Sam Florence. She was carried throughout the entire journey in a spirit of penance, as the whole ensemble weighed in at over 300 lbs.

The second destination was St. James Catholic Church where weary pilgrims were able to go to confession, while others contemplated Our Lord’s agonizing journey to Calvary in the Stations of the Cross.

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With the threat of rain looming, everyone pushed on through the last stage of the journey. At around 3 PM, everyone arrived at the Vietnamese Parish of Our Lady Queen of Peace.Procession

The physical journey was complete, but there was much more spiritual activity to be done. The Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace is built in the Vietnamese style, complete with a large garden as well as a larger-than-life statue of Our Lady Queen of Peace. Thus, the pilgrimage concluded there in front of Our Lady with the Catholic Church’s official blessing for pilgrims after the pilgrimage. There were more hymns led by the choir as well as private prayers of thanksgiving.

The annual procession is sponsored by the Latin Mass Society of Beaumont, Tradition Family Property – Louisiana, Militia Immaculata (Beaumont) and the Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council. The noble dedication of one remarkable family has made this into a major yearly event.

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Lady Day: Pure Goodness at WorkBy Marie Sallinger

Lady Day 2019 has come and gone this year, as Louisiana ladies joined many others from around the world this past March 8th to celebrate their dignity as a true lady.

Soviet Poster for womans day

“8 March: Day of the uprising of workers against kitchen slavery… Down with oppression and narrow-minded home life”

This was the third year in which TFP-Louisiana promoted this event, in opposition to the Marxist-inspired International Women’s Day.

Started by the Socialist movement in 1911, feminists use the International Women’s Day as an occasion in which to push their radical agenda, which includes abortion, same-sex “marriage” and now, transgenderism. This year’s slogan was “Balance is Better” advocating “gender balance,” absurdly including transgender into the blend. All with a strident tone advocating immodesty, vulgarity, and the suppression of motherhood.

In contrast, Acadiana Catholic ladies responded by “tipping the balance” in favor of femininity, celebrating this year’s theme of “Purity and Courageous Motherhood.” It is time to put forward a positive and joyful response honoring God’s plan for women as pure and courageous mothers.

In Lafayette, Louisiana, while dining at the Italian restaurant Antoni’s, conversation centered around the Lady’s Day event. Discussing the feminist IWD agenda’s spinning of “gender parity,” Diane Paille from Rayne, Louisiana, agreed, saying, “you can’t change the difference between men and women, just as you can’t change the meaning of gravity.” Meanwhile, Melinda Howze from Lafayette, Louisiana, commented that many may not be aware, but “there’s power and money behind the [International] Women’s movement to guide women away from families.” An attorney’s wife from Lafayette, added, “what many may not realize is that what the feminists are so determined to resist is us. We stand in their way.”

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Glad to share thoughts about their crucial role in society as real women, all agreed that supporting each other in this noble cause is essential. The feminists pushing this agenda of destruction in society are not going away any time soon. So examples of real Catholic femininity need to increase within our community.

Lady's DayAfter enjoying the conviviality and dining experience at Antoni’s restaurant, this group of Lafayette ladies headed to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist to honor the most sublime lady ever, Our Lady.

Jamie SchmidtThey chose to gather around the statue of Our Lady of the Assumption since she is the Patroness of Acadiana. The ladies invoked Her intercession as they prayed in reparation for all the sins which harm families. They petitioned for the virtue of purity and the graces they needed in their own motherhood, reciting the prayer of Pope Pius XII to the Immaculate Conception. They also remembered all their loved ones and friends in need of their prayers. Special mention was made of the courageous mother Jamie Schmidt, of Missouri, who recently gave her own life in order to defend purity.

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By William Gossett

Braving below freezing temperatures, young men and dads participated in a five-day Call to Chivalry Camp put on by Tradition, Family, Property – Louisiana. The camp location was in Central Texas on a ranch overlooking wheat fields, prickly pear cacti, and mesquite trees that provided a rugged ambiance reminding one of Comanche Indians, Texas Rangers, and Mexican Vaqueros. It was a great place to learn about chivalry and honor.

CrusadersHonor: A Virtue Every Knight Must Have

The theme of the camp was the virtue of honor. Presentations varied from talks on St. Ferdinand, honor, and true and false piety.

A highlight presentation, given by TFP-Louisiana volunteer John Paul Tomba, was about the exploits of TFP Student Action campaigns at campuses and cities across the country. Participants listened attentively to stories of debates on the front lines of America’s culture war. Several were eager to sign up to go on the next campus tour.

“I wished we could have done this every day!”

In spite of the frigid weather, the camp was filled with exciting and hardy outdoor activities. Paintball with slingshots, a treasure hunt in search for a chest full of candy, and the boys’ favorite, medieval sword fights. The boys were divided into two teams, each side having foam swords, shields, and play bows and arrows. After the whistle blew, a lively melee would ensue with boys giving battle cries and charging each other. One boy after the camp ended exclaimed, “I wish we could have done this every day!”

Be Crusaders!

The camp wrapped up with the traditional Medieval Banquet as the young men and dads feasted on a Texas-style smoked brisket. A closing talk was given by TFP-volunteer Zechariah Long who urged the young men to be crusaders and take what they have learned on honor and chivalry from this camp and apply it to their lives. Being a true Catholic knight doesn’t mean fighting for what is right only when it feels good, but anywhere and everywhere, no matter the circumstances.

Many may think that chivalry is dead, that it doesn’t exist in our day and age. Quite the contrary. The Texas Call to Chivalry Camp is just a clear example of how there are young Catholic men in the world that thirst for the ideals of the Crusades and genuinely want to become Catholic knights themselves.

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Why Does Our Lady Weep?

March 7, 2019

By Ben Broussard

Our Lady of Fatima Weeps in New OrleansOn Sunday, March 3, 2019, TFP-Louisiana hosted the inaugural First Sunday Talk at its New Orleans center. The gathering served as a way to prepare for Lent in contrast to the Mardi Gras excesses.

The talk focused on a poorly-known occurrence in the history of New Orleans. In July 1972, the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima miraculously wept human tears in the city. Photographs circulated widely. Tests verified real human tears came from the statue’s eyes. Naturally, a question arose: Why does Our Lady weep?

Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira heard of this occurrence in Brazil. A longtime promoter of the Fatima message, he commented at length on the tears shed by Our Lady in New Orleans. The calls to prayer, sacrifice, and amendment of life requested by Our Lady of Fatima have been largely ignored. Both the crisis in the Church and the sins of the world caused the Queen of Heaven to manifest her sorrows. This miraculous weeping serves as a warning of the chastisements that will come.

Prof. Plinio concludes his comments saying: “I am convinced special mercy will be shown to those who, in their personal lives, have taken the miraculous warning of Mary seriously. … It is logical that God’s vengeful and purifying wrath should fall upon mankind. Furthermore, Our Lady promised that, after the punishments, ‘Finally, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.’”

The remainder of the gathering focused on offering reparation during the Holy Season of Lent. Lunch soon followed, concluding with praying the Most Holy Rosary.

The TFP New Orleans center is dedicated to the Tears of Our Lady of Fatima. The next First Sunday Talk is Sunday, April 7 at noon. A presentation will be given about the Holy Week processions in Seville, Spain.

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Reasons for Hope and Confidence at TFP Louisiana Conference

March 1, 2019

Written by RTO.org Tradition, Family, Property—Louisiana held its 2019 Regional Conference at its headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana on February 22. Over 80 friends and supporters came from throughout the state and neighboring Texas. The central theme of the event was one of hope and confidence for all those engaged in the cultural war. TFP author […]

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Glimpses of the Spirit of France

February 19, 2019

By Thomas Drake On a beautiful February Saturday afternoon, a Ladies’ Talk & Tea took place at the Tradition, Family, Property-Louisiana Acadiana center in Lafayette. An illustrated talk on The Spirit of France with lively observations from several of the 28 participants, preceded the French-themed Social Tea. The meeting was based on commentaries made by […]

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Rosary Rally Against Abortion in New Orleans East

February 18, 2019

By Ben Broussard On Saturday February 16, TFP Louisiana led a Rosary Rally Against Abortion in New Orleans East. This was held where Dr. Rashonda Dean wants to open an abortion facility. According to public records, she has already killed more than 15,000 babies through abortion. Her desire here is to have an abortion-only business. […]

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Why Liberalism and Socialism Hate the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception so Much

February 7, 2019

By TFP LA “Why Liberalism and Socialism Hate the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception so Much.” was the topic of the latest Ladies Talk and Tea. It was held in Lafayette, the heart of Acadiana. A short answer is to be found in the affirmation that of all creatures, only Mary (and naturally her Divine Son […]

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Local Catholics Totally Reject Lafayette’s Library Drag Queen Story Time

February 5, 2019

By Elias Bartel It was an impressive sight! On February 3, Super Bowl Sunday, people of every walk of life gathered for a “Rosary of Reparation and Protest against the Drag Queen Story Time” in front of the Lafayette Public Library – South Regional branch. The protest was organized by Tradition, Family, Property – Louisiana. […]

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Marching for the Preborn in Alexandria, Louisiana

February 3, 2019

By Gabriel Jordan Tradition, Family Property – Louisiana joined thousands of dedicated pro-lifers participating at the annual Louisiana Life March in Alexandria, on February 2, 2019. The event was blessed with a bright sun that shone brightly upon a sea of pro-life banners and signs. The enthusiastic crowd gathered at Louisiana College in nearby Pineville […]

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March for Life in Biloxi

January 28, 2019

By Ben Broussard The annual March for Life in Biloxi, MS took place on Sunday, January 27, 2019. The event began at Nativity of Our Lady Cathedral in downtown Biloxi. After a rosary in the church, the March for Life proceeded through the streets to the Biloxi Lighthouse on the Gulf of Mexico. TFP Louisiana […]

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Louisiana Life March: Persevering in the Fight

January 27, 2019

By Ben Broussard On Saturday, January 26, 2019, thousands gathered in Baton Rouge for the annual Louisiana Life March. The grounds of the State Capitol thronged with pro-lifers from near and far. Members of TFP Louisiana and America Needs Fatima distributed flyers and spoke with friends old and new on the need to persevere in […]

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Winter Caravan 2019 Day 9 – March for Life Austin

January 27, 2019

By Cesar Franco Pro-Life Caravan Report Day 9 – Jan. 26, 2019 – Austin, Texas The last day of the pro-life caravan brought the battle to Austin, Texas. Upwards of eight thousand pro-life Texans assembled from all over the Lone Star state. Guest speakers addressing the crowd from the Capitol steps included Land Commissioner George […]

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Winter Caravan 2019 Days 7 & 8 – Beaumont & Houston

January 26, 2019

By Cesar Franco Pro-Life Caravan Report Day 7 – Jan. 24, 2019 – Beaumont, Texas After flyering cars at Lamar University, TFP caravanners campaigned in Beaumont, Texas. The reaction of the public was stellar. In response to TFP “honk against abortion” signs, cars, trucks, and especially 18-wheelers, blared their very loud horns categorically affirming their […]

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Winter Caravan 2019 Day 6 – Hiking, to Serve Our Lady Better

January 24, 2019

By Cesar Franco Pro-Life Caravan Report Day 6 – Jan. 23, 2019 Hiking, to Serve Our Lady better Campaigning days on the road, one is reminded very quickly that man is not only soul but body as well. Soon muscles begin to cramp up, and sitting gets old very quickly. So with a van load […]

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Winter Caravan 2019 Days 4 & 5 – Lafayette, March for Life Lake Charles

January 23, 2019

By Cesar Franco Pro-life Caravan Report Day 4 – January 21, 2019 The January 21 campaign at a major intersection in the southern part of Lafayette was simply amazing. Horns were honking left, right and center. Pro-life Caravan Report Day 5 – January 22, 2019 January 22, the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade found […]

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Winter Caravan 2019 Day 2 – March for Life Arkansas

January 20, 2019

By Cesar Franco Pro-Life Caravan Report Day 2 – Jan 19, 2019 After a good night’s rest in a sleeping bag on beds or the floor of a kind family, TFP-Louisiana caravanners attended Sunday Mass and then hit the road for Little Rock, AR. Whenever caravanners embark for campaign, they recite out loud the code […]

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Winter Caravan 2019 Day 1 – March for Life in Dallas

January 19, 2019

By Cesar Franco Pro-life Caravan Report Day 1 – January 18, 2019 On January 18, 2019, Tradition, Family, Property—Louisiana kicked off an eight-day pro-life caravan in defense of the unborn. They could be seen at street intersections or in marches for life wearing their characteristic red capes and bearing their medieval standard of the same […]

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Public Square Rosary Rallies in Houston

January 14, 2019

By Evan Olwell On Saturday, January 12th, TFP-Louisiana members in Houston participated in the first monthly public rosary rally of 2019. The rally focused on praying for the conversion of America, and participants also held signs which asked passersby to honk their car horns for the right to life of the preborn. The rally is […]

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Defending the Unborn Amidst a Crisis of Faith

January 14, 2019

As seen on TFP.Org On this 46th annual March for Life, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) joins with the multitudes of Americans all over the nation who oppose abortion and a wide spectrum of related moral issues ranging from the attack on marriage to euthanasia to gender ideology. […]

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May Christ Bless This Home

January 13, 2019

By Gabriel Jordan Despite threats of rain, more than 150 TFP-Louisiana supporters and friends arrived for the annual Epiphany Celebration and Open House at the TFP-Louisiana headquarters in Lafayette, La. on the afternoon of January 12, 2019. They came from both near and far, happy to join the festivities in honor of the birth of […]

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TFP Student Action Men’s Conference Dec. 28, 2018 – Jan. 2, 2019

January 2, 2019

By Cesar Franco “Prayer, Study, Action.” This trilogy summed up the TFP Student Action Men’s Conference that took place from Dec 28 – Jan 2 at the headquarters of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property, in Spring Grove, Penn. I was happy to be part of a group of TFP-LA […]

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Tears, a Miraculous Warning

January 1, 2019

By Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira On July 21, 1972, the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo published a photograph from New Orleans showing a statue of Our Lady of Fatima shedding tears. The report sparked keen interest in the Brazilian public and I think many readers will welcome more information on the topic. The best source of […]

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“Drag Queen Story Hour” Postponed Indefinitely Because of Protest

October 7, 2018

By TFP Student Action Headlines from Lafayette, Louisiana: “Drag Queen Story Time” postponed until new venue can be found – KATC Drag Queen Story Time officially postponed – The Advertiser Organizers call change in venue for Drag Queen Story Time “temporary setback” – KATC Because of widespread protest, the Lafayette Public Library decided not to […]

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Fighting Back Against the Drag Queen Story Hour

September 28, 2018

By Ben Broussard Gender fluidity. Cross-dressing. Pick your pronoun. Ideas found only on liberal college campuses? Not anymore. The public library of Lafayette has these as official programming for children, shocking residents in this conservative part of Louisiana. Already operating in twenty-one states, the pro-homosexual “Drag Queen Story Hour” program is endorsed by the American […]

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A Medal, a Vision, a Conversion – The Story of Claude Newman

August 30, 2018

By A. F. Philips Newman was a twenty-year-old African-American who, in 1943, awaited execution in a prison in Mississippi. His crime was that of ambushing and shooting a man named Sid Cook, his beloved grandmother’s abusive second husband. One day, noticing a medal hanging around the neck of a fellow prisoner, Claude asked the young […]

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Texans Say NO to Indecent Drag Queen Storytime for Toddlers

August 26, 2018

By Cesar Franco “Texans: Will you allow your children to be sacrificed on the altar of transgender ideology?” “Never!” “Will you cross your arms while public libraries destroy the innocence of children?” “Never!” These slogans were chanted by 19 brave souls in front of the Freed-Montrose Public Library in Houston, Texas, on August 25, while […]

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Rosary of Reparation: Taking a Stand Against Satanism

August 17, 2018

By Rachel Slobodnik and Tonia Long On August 15th, the feast day of Our Lady’s Assumption into heaven, nearly 300 Catholics gathered in front of the Arkansas state capitol to take a stand against the devil and his nefarious works. This large-scale effort was made possible on extremely short notice due to the generous financial […]

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