Château de Versailles

What makes Versailles French is its eminently aristocratic and rational tone, complemented by a touch of organicity and fantasy.

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 Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira describing the French Spirit as it is expressed in this noble country’s famous chateaus and gardens. It also discussed social customs and manners characteristic of France and rooted in its long Christian history as the first-born daughter of the Church.

Château de Cheverny

The height of good taste in French art is to do something extremely well thought out with the naturalness of someone who is extremely intelligent. Because looking at Cheverny, you don’t get the idea that someone strained their brain to build it.

The three-tiered social tea stands with special treats were delightful to the eye and the palate. The ladies themselves provided the culinary delights that were received with great joy and cordiality. A favorite tea was the Marco Polo tea blended by the Mariage Freres company in Paris.

The next Ladies Talk & Tea program in April will likely continue with Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira’s commentaries on The Spirit of Venice. Those interested in receiving an invitation, please contact Mrs. Marie Sallinger at LouisianaTFP@gmail.com with your name, address, and phone number.

These Ladies Talks & Tea programs provide an occasion for a much needed Catholic cultural and intellectual development within today’s busy life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rosary Rally to End AbortionBy 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.

The Most Holy Rosary, litanies, and other prayers were offered up in reparation for the sin of abortion. In particular, the increased push for abortion and even infanticide in New York, Virginia and other states underscored the need to fight back. Honks from passing motorists and gestures of support made it clear abortion is not wanted in this community.

May Our Lady of Fatima intercede to bring the victory against sin of abortion in Louisiana and throughout the country.

Rosary Rally to End Abortion at Deanz Health Care for WomenRosary Rally to End Abortion at Deanz Health Care for Women

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 Ladies Talk and Tea

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 Jesus) was conceived without the stain of original sin. This makes her unequal to the rest of the human race. It places her in a unique, privileged place in God’s Creation and Divine Plan. For the liberal who believes that the individual is without the effects of original sin, or the socialist who believes the masses are, this anti-egalitarian act of God inspires not admiration but hatred. And this applies to Catholics influenced either by the liberalism of the French Revolution or the socialism of the Russian Revolution.

 Ladies Talk and TeaOur country was consecrated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception on May 13, 1846. That was years before Blessed Pius IX proclaimed the dogma as a truth of the Universal Church. In 1584 there was a chapel dedicated to the Immaculate Conception in St. Augustine, Florida. Fr. Marquette, the French Jesuit, in 1673 named the Mississippi the River of the Immaculate Conception. And then we cannot forget that in Lourdes, to the chagrin of liberal Catholics of the time, Our Lady described herself as “The Immaculate Conception.”

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So why does the USA have Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception as patroness, when other nations have St. George, St. Andrew, or St. Michael?

That was an interesting part of the conversation during the Social Tea that followed the illustrated talk.

The next Ladies Talk and Tea is February 9. The illustrated talk will be on The Spirit of France with commentaries of Prof. Plinio Correa de Oliveira. A future Talk and Tea may be on The Spirit of Venice.

If you are interested in being invited to upcoming Ladies Talk and Tea programs, please email LouisianaTFP@gmail.

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Local Catholics Totally Reject Lafayette’s Library Drag Queen Story TimeBy 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.

The crowd that assembled on short notice surpassed the adults corralling a dozen poor children in a room inside the library. These events feature men dressed as drag queens who read stories to 3-6 year-old children. Local libraries nationwide are pressured to hold these story times as a way to introduce gender ideology into the mainstream. Concerned citizens have responded by protesting what they see as the corruption of children’s innocence in a public forum at taxpayer’s expense.

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The public received the protest with enthusiastic honking of support. Three local TV channels were on site to report on the story time and noted the unexpected reaction to the library program.

An earlier attempt to hold the event led to its cancellation last year when public uproar forced the administrators to back down. Word of the February event leaked out, and TFP-Louisiana managed to organize the protest.

This prayer gathering was a real reflection of Acadiana. A young priest led the Rosary. A mother and her two sons prayed attentively. A middle-aged man came to join the protest, saying “I’m here because I’m against what they’re doing!” A young father of five, a military veteran, said afterwards: “A person cannot but grow in his spiritual life, praying at this rally!”

A couple TFP members played the bagpipes. The inspirational music performed with youthful vigor was a marvelous contribution to this public act of reparation and protest.

“The fact that they tried to hide the event is a sign of their weakness,” said TFP-Louisiana president Thomas Drake. “However, the battle is far from over.”

Local Catholics Totally Reject Lafayette’s Library Drag Queen Story TimeCounter-protesters in support of Drag Queen Stroy TimeCounter-protesters in support of Drag Queen Stroy Time

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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 […]

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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

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. As we march this […]

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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

Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira Statue of the International Pilgrim Virgin of Fatima photographed in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1972 miraculously weeping real human tears. 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 […]

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“Drag Queen Story Time” Postponed Indefinitely Because of Protest

October 7, 2018

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 host […]

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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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Fighting for the Unborn – Why do TFP Volunteers do Street Campaigns?

August 6, 2018

By Gabriel Jordan In their own words, TFP Student Action volunteers explain why they spent 10 days on the road, defending the right to life in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Texas. From city to city, they denounced the lies of the Culture of Death. They stood up for the traditional family. With holy boldness and […]

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Stop in Houston: Good vs. Evil Fault Line Visible in Abortion Debate

July 31, 2018

By Gabriel Jordan Houston, Texas July 30, 2018 Today was the last day of our tour for the unborn. We campaigned in the downtown of Houston where we got both vehicle and pedestrian traffic. All-in-all it was a good campaign with the majority in support. Two men walked up and said, while pointing at the […]

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Pro-Abortionist: “I was a Tadpole in my Mother’s Womb”

July 29, 2018

By Gabriel Jordan San Antonio, Texas July 28, 2018 Today we went back to the Alamo and had conversations with those walking around. Two TFP volunteers talked with a young lady who had questions about abortion in cases of rape or disability. One of the volunteers explained how, in the case of rape, the child […]

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Defending the Unborn at the Alamo

July 28, 2018

By Gabriel Jordan Beaumont, Texas July 25, 2018 From Louisiana we went to Beaumont, Texas. Seeing our signs and banners, a lady slowly drove by and said, “I’ve got eleven children. Ya’ll are right. They’re all a blessing!” The kindness of the people here is remarkable. A black gentleman arrived with water and pizza, saying, […]

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Fighting Abortion in Lafayette: “You have a Good and Noble Cause”

July 25, 2018

By Gabriel Jordan We posted the last caravan report as we were about to jump out of the van for a campaign in front of the University Hospital of Lafayette, Louisiana. We were not disappointed at this new location. The intersection immediately became a deafening “honk fest” as the local Cajuns showed their support for […]

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TFP Crusade for the Unborn Reaches Baton Rouge

July 23, 2018

By Gabriel Jordan From Baton Rouge, Louisiana July 23, 2018 Today we visited the Blessed Francis Seelos Shrine in New Orleans. From there, the TFP pro-life caravan left for Baton Rouge for our fourth day of campaign. Right after we set up at a busy intersection a woman jumped out of her car and yelled, […]

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