On April 19, 2019, TFP New Orleans and America Needs Fatima will be participating in the traditional Good Friday Nine Churches Walk.

We will process carrying the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. This year’s route begins at Saint Stephen’s Church in Uptown New Orleans and concludes at Saint Patrick’s Church in the Warehouse District.

What: A walking pilgrimage to nine churches, a longstanding Catholic tradition in New Orleans. Prayers are offered at each church and along the way.

Total walking distance: 5 miles (a van will be available for those unable to walk).

When: Good Friday, April 19, 2019

10am Meet at Saint Stephen’s Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA.
The walk begins there, visiting the following churches along the route:

 

  • St. Henry
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel
  • St. Mary’s Assumption
  • St. Alphonsus
  • St. Theresa
  • St. John the Baptist
  • Immaculate Conception
  • St. Patrick

Pilgrims will be shuttled back to St. Stephen’s Church at the conclusion (or can walk if desired).

3pm (optional) Solemn Good Friday Liturgy at St. Patrick’s Church, concluding with veneration of the Relic of the True Cross.

What to bring: Prayer intentions for the pilgrimage, rosary, comfortable shoes for walking, modest attire (Sunday best), any needed medications.
Optional: black umbrella for rain/sun.
Bread and water provided.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us!

May I also, Lord, in the great desolations of the Church, be always faithful; may I be present in the saddest hours, unshakably preserving the certainty that Thy Spouse will triumph by the fidelity of the good because Thy protection assists her.

The Way of the Cross, Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

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by Ben Broussard

Martin Luther King Library Jr.

On April 6, 2019, the New Orleans Public Library once again hosted a Drag Queen Story Hour. This time it was at a new location, Martin Luther King Jr. branch in the Lower Ninth Ward.

Members and supporters of Tradition, Family, Property–Louisiana signed an online petition insisting that the library cancel the event in which men masquerade as women and read stories to small children. The library refused to honor this request. Thus, on the day of the event, some 14 residents gathered to protest and offer an act of reparation for this attack on children’s innocence.

The large median in the street fronting the library served as the perfect spot to protest. The TFP standard, a large banner, and many signs made the protest impossible to ignore. The signs read:

Don’t Drag Children’s Innocence Into the Mud!

Reparation! Reparation! Reparation!

Honk Against the Drag Queen Story Hour!

The public supported the campaign with honks coming from all directions. Occasionally, someone would shout an insult, which only served to increase public support. At times, the honking was deafening.

Many people were shocked to learn the library would host such an event. One woman honked and shouted, “Shame on the library. Thank you for being here!”

The community clearly did not want these depraved men masquerading as women using the public library to read to children.

The protesters offered up prayers of reparation for the grave offense against God and attack on the innocence of His children. A bagpiper played Marian hymns between rosaries.

As the protest concluded, it was obvious that far more were participating in the protest outside than had gone inside the library.

The New Orleans Public Library has hosted the Drag Queen Story Hour at different locations since July 2017. As more such events are planned, TFP–Louisiana and concerned citizens will be holding more rallies of reparation in protest.

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By Ben Broussard

Tradition, Family, Property–Louisiana held a First Sunday Talk for friends and supporters at its New Orleans center on April 7.  TFP-LA Vice President Celso Costa gave a presentation about the spectacular Holy Week commemorations in Seville, Spain.

The speaker described the scene by noting that beginning on Palm Sunday, Seville changes completely. The city streets are closed to cars. Massive processions take place from church to church. Members of religious confraternities carry floats decorated with ornaments of silver and gold.  Brass bands accompany these festivities honoring Our Lord in every step of His Passion. Every night,

the streets are coated in wax from the burning candles illuminating the processions. People come from all parts of Spain and around the world for this extraordinary event.

The processions are held nonstop throughout Holy Week. On Good Friday evening, the most popular procession features the statue of Our Lady of Hope, La Macarena. This moving depiction of Our Lady makes its way through crowded streets with occasional stops when people sing saetas or sorrowful songs of repentance.

Mr. Costa’s presentation was followed by lunch and the Most Holy Rosary. Visitors contrasted the Catholic spirit in Seville with the rowdy debauchery at Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

The next First Sunday Talk will be on May 5, 2019. The subject will be apparitions of Saint Michael.

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TFP at UT AustinBy Evan Olwell

On April 1, 2019, members of Tradition, Family, Property – Louisiana distributed the flyer Ten Reasons to Reject Socialism- Why We Must Protect the Family, Private Property and America from the Dangers of Socialism at the University of Texas at Austin.

Heads turned all across the busy intersection of Guadalupe and West 24th Street when TFP volunteer Damien Murphy started playing his bagpipes. The sound of the bagpipes even captured the attention of the many students wearing headphones or looking at their phones. Not all of the attention was positive, however. Some students refused to take the TFP flyer. Others would accept it, only to rip it to shreds and fling the pieces on the ground.

TFP CampaignOne student quipped, “You probably don’t like Ocasio-Cortez do you?” One young woman shouted, “I’m a socialist!” TFP member Cesar Franco asked her, “Really? Then do you agree with what’s going on in Venezuela?” Without hesitating, she replied “Yes!”

Other students were friendlier and very happy to find Catholics opposing socialism on their campus. “I’m Catholic too!” exclaimed one young man. “My roommate has sympathies for socialism, so I’ll sometimes print an article against it and slip it under his door,” he said jokingly.


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Protesters against Drag Queen Story HourBy Evan Olwell

On March 30, members of Tradition, Family, Property – Louisiana hosted a Rosary rally to protest against Drag Queen Story Time at the Freed-Montrose Public Library in Houston. The event features men dressed as women reading pro-homosexual materials to children as young as three years old. Protesters were outraged by the news that at least one (now two) of these storytellers is a registered sex offender. Overlooking the safety of the children, the library officials neglected to do the legally required background check on the storytellers.

While the program has been canceled, library officials have insisted upon bringing it back by summer. This prompted TFP – Louisiana to call a protest to oppose such efforts. Some forty brave souls joined the rally in front of the library. There were many familiar faces of friends and longtime supporters of past rosary rallies, but also several new faces. The crowd formed a solid, enthusiastic and very focused block from 1 to 2 p.m. during which they prayed the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary and sang beautiful Catholic hymns.

The crowd also shouted out some very effective slogans. One slogan was: “Texans why are you here? To protest the perversion of children in this library!” Others were, “Will you stand by as children are sacrificed on the altar of transgender ideology? Never!” and “Will you cross your arms while public libraries destroy the innocence of children? Never!”

The protesters felt great joy and enthusiasm because they had done their duty in defense of the children and the Faith. Should the library try to continue the program in the future, they will find plenty of people who will protest, peacefully, prayerfully, and mightily.

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The Left Howls as Houston Cancels Drag Queen Shows

April 3, 2019

By Edwin Benson Victory over Houston’s “Drag Queen Storytime” is at hand. The series has been canceled for the remainder of the year. The program, which subjects young toddlers to story hours by men dressed as women, took place in Houston’s Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library. It was supposed to move less than one mile away in […]

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TFP Members Address Houston City Council Over Scandal at Public Library’s Drag Queen Story Hour

March 29, 2019

By Evan Olwell On March 26, 2019, members of Tradition, Family, Property–Louisiana returned to Houston City Hall to speak out in opposition to the Drag Queen Story Time during the Council’s Public Session. Public indignation hit a peak after one of the readers for the DQST at the Houston Public Library was revealed to be […]

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Rosary Rally Draws Support for Traditional Marriage in Lafayette

March 27, 2019

By John Paul Tomba On March 23, 2019, faithful Catholics gathered to pray the Rosary near the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, Louisiana. This event was one of 3,108 rallies organized by America Needs Fatima (ANF). The nationwide Rosary Rallies were placed under the patronage of Saint Joseph, the protector of the Holy Family. The […]

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TFP Joins Austin Faith and Family Day

March 27, 2019

By Evan Olwell On March 13, 2019, members of Tradition, Family, Property—Louisiana attended a Texas Values rally called Texas Faith and Family Day at the State Capitol. The rally was the closing event of a morning program which included a conservative briefing session in the Capitol auditorium and a meet-and-greet with conservative legislators. The guest […]

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TFP Open House and Saint Joseph’s Altar in New Orleans

March 22, 2019

By Ben Broussard 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 […]

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8th Annual Port Arthur Lenten Pilgrimage Draws Flock of Penitential Catholics

March 15, 2019

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 […]

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Lady Day versus International Women’s Day

March 14, 2019

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

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2019 Texas Camp: Teaching Young Men how to be Knights in Texas

March 14, 2019

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 […]

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Why Does Our Lady Weep?

March 7, 2019

By Ben Broussard On 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 […]

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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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