The effects of the Marian Blue Wave
To read other articles from this issue of WSR: Click here

2020 has been the first full year of the Marian Blue Wave. The results have been fantastic!

  • Over 250,000 Rosaries were said for the MBW intentions (see below).
  • More Planned Parenthood locations closed in the past year than in the last three years.

The American Life League fight against Planned Parenthood has always been rooted in the knowledge that Planned Parenthood is a satanic organization and the Almighty God has raised up our Blessed Mother as the enemy of Satan.

From 1985 through 1997, STOPP fought Planned Parenthood across the United States and in many foreign countries by making this into a spiritual battle and using Matthew, Chapter 10, as our battle plan. We encouraged all those getting involved in this struggle to take the time to grow a strong spiritual life. We pointed out that Planned Parenthood is an instrument of the devil and that there is no way we can fight the devil without Jesus and His blessed mother.

In 1997, God presented us with a special challenge. He brought us into a fight against Planned Parenthood in Amarillo, Texas. This was a place where the newly appointed diocesan bishop, His Excellency John Yanta, found that he had 19 Planned Parenthood centers in his diocese. We had previously worked with Bishop Yanta in San Antonio, Texas. He asked us to work with his Respect Life director, Rita Diller, to close down all the Planned Parenthood centers. Rita, herself, was a person with a long history fighting abortion in Texas—having learned much in fighting abortion in Corpus Christi. Rita took over the local fight and began to expand it to things that we had not specifically done before. The most significant was to add bringing pictures of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Planned Parenthood. The results of having her image present outside abortion facilities in the heavily Latino community was immediate and dramatic. Babies were saved, prayer warriors were emboldened, and Planned Parenthood workers were quitting. It was not a quick fight, but in 2007, the last two PP facilities disaffiliated from Planned Parenthood and PP was gone from the diocese.

Following that very successful effort, Rita came to American Life League and helped us design and implement an effort we called “Bringing Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary.” This campaign emulated what had been done in Amarillo and had an immediate impact across the country when it was introduced in 2009. The next eight years saw unprecedented numbers on Planned Parenthood centers closing all across America. In community after community, Planned Parenthood was shutting down killing centers, less and less children were being exposed to Planned Parenthood sexuality indoctrination programs, and abortions in America began to decrease. With all this happening, Planned Parenthood went quickly through some presidents and was clearly becoming reorganized for a bigger and important battle.

In early 2019, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, tweeted that this country needed a Marian Blue Wave. This tweet was read by ALL president, Judie Brown, who immediately saw it as the next major part of our efforts against Planned Parenthood and our society. 

The Marian Blue Wave is a call to action involving the praying of the Rosary with the specific intention of ending abortion. Our goals are many, but the first and most important one is to engage as many of our fellow Catholics as possible—especially priests and bishops—in projects to extol the virtues of praying the Rosary and use it to advance a call to holiness and evangelization.

We need this because the biggest reason why so-called pro-life politics does not work is because, even now in 2021, few people realize that every abortion kills a child of God—a unique human being with his own DNA.

With each and every Rosary we pray, we ask Mary to intercede for us in this struggle and to open eyes to the fact that every preborn child—from his single cell embryonic stage forward—is a member of the human family.

In his encyclical letter, Redemptor Hominis, St. John Paul II wrote: “The Son of the living God speaks to people also as Man: it is His life that speaks, His humanity, His fidelity to the truth, His all-embracing love. Furthermore, His death on the cross speaks—that is to say the inscrutable depth of His suffering and abandonment.” Thus, we also pray the Rosary to remind ourselves of all that Jesus has done for us and how much we should be doing for Him.

We acknowledge the fact that the wounds abortion has inflicted are the source of immense suffering in our nation, in the Church, and in the hearts of the parents of the aborted. Like Christ, the preborn child suffers unto death during an abortion, abandoned by the very mother who should protect him or her. This injustice drives us to our knees before Mary.

Our nation will not heal any other way, nor will we make progress toward ending the scourge of abortion until we embrace wholeheartedly our role in these crimes and begin the quest to heal our nation through prayer and education.

Our goal is simple. With the grace of God and the intercession of His beloved mother, we pray the Rosary for the conversion of our nation, for an end to the killing of the innocent, and for repentance and healing. The Marian Blue Wave can accomplish this as long as we persist and rely always on the will of God.

What would our nation be like if millions of Catholics prayed the Rosary every day for an end to abortion? That is the Marian Blue Wave. 

SPECIFIC GOALS

  • Shut down every Planned Parenthood facility in the United States.
  • Shut down every abortion facility in the United States.
  • Expose Catholics who advocate for or promote abortion in any way so that we can pray for them and reach out to each of them in love. Our goal is to change hearts by teaching the truth.

Our prayer petitions include:

  • The Holy Father, bishops, priests, and deacons. May each of them have the courage to defend Christ in the Eucharist and lead their people in praying the Rosary and asking Mary to intercede for us in this struggle.
  • Families damaged in any way by abortion and its aftermath. May they all find peace in God’s mercy.
  • Expectant mothers who fear they cannot carry their babies to term, as well as those who will help them and comfort them. May they all feel the hope of Christ’s loving embrace.