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    MORE than 550, 000 people in a park in the city of San Francisco, PRAYING the Rosary!
    I was filled with so many emotions as I watched and listened to Father, and ALL those souls.
    So incredible. And the most incredible thing was Father and other Church dignitaries being escorted by CITY officials!
    That would NEVER happen today,    Please watch it when you have a moment...well 13 moments ...it is SO worth it, you will love it! 
  Oh, to return to such a truly beautiful and innocent time in our world.

    http://op54rosary.ning.com/video/family-...e=activity   

This reminded me of the little adverts with Pat O'Brien, and Father's slogan; "The family that prays together, stays together".  Here's a little something I found.

Birth:  Jan. 9, 1909
Death:  Jun. 3, 1992

Internationally known as: "The Rosary Priest".
His famous slogan: "A family that prays together stays together."
Born in a picturesque valley in County Mayo in the west of Ireland, he emigrated to Scranton, Pennsylvania, in May 1928. In the fall of 1929 he entered the seminary at Notre Dame University, South Bend Indiana. He was ordained a Catholic Priest with the Congregation of Holy Cross [CSC] on June 15, 1941. On Sunday, May 13, 1945, he launched the Family Rosary Crusade over a half-hour radio program on the Mutual Broadcasting System, the largest radio network in the United States at that time. Cardinal Spellman of New York and Bing Crosby where Guests on this inaugural radio program and The Sullivan family of Iowa, whose five sons had gone to their death together on a battleship that sank in the Pacific, led the Rosary. Pat O'Brien, Loretta Young, Grace Kelly, James Cagney and hundreds of other famous Hollywood stars followed Bing Crosby's lead and gave their names, fame, time and talent to participate in the Family Rosary Crusade. They worked with Fr. Peyton to dramatize the mysteries of the Rosary on the radio, on film and on television. In 1947, the Diocese of London, Ontario, Canada, pioneered the Diocesan Rosary Crusades, with multitudes reaching the hundreds of thousands around the world. In Manila in the Philippines, a million people came together to pray the Rosary. His work continues through Holy Cross Family Ministries. In June of 2001, Bishop Sean O'Malley, of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, announced the opening of the Cause of Canonization of Father Patrick Peyton, CSC. Upon notice from the Vatican's Congregation for the Cause of the Saints, Father Peyton now has the title, "Servant of God".

 
tim
Why not organise one?
What an elegant lady was Loretta Young. I don't know if you have ever seen some of the Catholic themes she brought forth in The Loretta Young Show. Sometimes she play a nun working in a hospital, and my favorite was an episode dedicated to our Lady of Lourdes and the healing done there along with prayer for a happy death. She played the part of a rich woman with terminal cancer and a skeptic who at the end has a type of conversion.

Father Peyton did great work, but I'm not sure if he recruited Hollywood Stars, or the system recruited him. Hard to tell. But he was well aware that he was being funded in part by the CIA. Especially for his pilgrimages to Latin and South America. He did not care and took it as an oppurtunity to serve the Lord. All part of TAP, or The American Proposition hatched by Luce at Time-Life, his personal priest, John Courtney-Murray, and others like George Kennan.

Unfortunately, this led to the Americanization of the Church, and though not intended, at least on Father Peyton's part, the eventual worship of Mammon.

Oh yes, Kennan wrote the famous 'X' Article about the need for, and the strategy of Containment. But who could forsee it's broader implications at the time, and even now, which led to the containment of the Holy Roman Catholic Church.
Another thing about Father Peyton, he seemed to be the approved heir of the the bound and gagged Father Coughlin. A true preacher for Social Justice, the real and only kind. In fact, had he not been shut up by Pius XII as a personal favor to FDR, Social Justice in the Church today would not be a dirty word, practiced by a lot of "nice" people.

Coughlin's tragic episode was the seed which was to become The American Proposition. Yet the Jews still have a problem with Pius XII, "Hitler's Pope". I guess some people can never be pleased.

And I'll say another thing, Fr. Peyton was kind of schmaltzy and these programs were soon laughed at as Batman, Get Smart, and other such fare became the province of boyhood's natural disposition to become warriors.

He was, by all accounts a holy priest, but he was used and this led to the feminization of the Church as boys could not relate to the message in the context of the increasing violent world brought to them on TV by Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Swanson TV dinners.

He would have been fine in the ministry he chose for his life's work as a servant of God. But, he needed a badass like Fr. Coughlin to be his partner, or just around as another voice to launch a two prong attack.

I believe the substance of the Mysteries behind the rosary were lost on a couple of generations of boys, through his program, who saw it as an excercise for sissies.

Like I said, how could this compete with Pallidan, or The Lone Ranger, or Davy Crockett?

If you are going to pray effectively, you have to know who your friends are and who your enemies are, so that you can pray for them as well. But everything seemed "nice" in Father Peyton's world. We know it is not. And we see where "nice" has gotten us.

The American Proposition is good, along with crony, unbridled capitalism, which eventually led to the overwhelming acceptance of contraception, followed by abortion, followed by the women's movement, all controlled by the Rockefellars and the soon to occur coup de tat at Notre Dame led by Fr. Hesbergh.

Yes, Father Peyton was naïve. A holy priest from Ireland, who not unlike JPII, from the holy country of Poland could not believe the effimacy inherent in the American, which is to say, the Western Church.
Adam, me and you need to find one of the last good and dirty old saloons that are left in Chicago on a fall evening. Some place where the beer is ice cold and inexpensive, with a back exit where I can grab a fag and smoke.

tim
(09-30-2011, 10:10 AM)timoose Wrote: [ -> ]This reminded me of the little adverts with Pat O'Brien, and Father's slogan; "The family that prays together, stays together".  Here's a little something I found.

Birth:  Jan. 9, 1909
Death:  Jun. 3, 1992

Internationally known as: "The Rosary Priest".
His famous slogan: "A family that prays together stays together."
Born in a picturesque valley in County Mayo in the west of Ireland, he emigrated to Scranton, Pennsylvania, in May 1928. In the fall of 1929 he entered the seminary at Notre Dame University, South Bend Indiana. He was ordained a Catholic Priest with the Congregation of Holy Cross [CSC] on June 15, 1941. On Sunday, May 13, 1945, he launched the Family Rosary Crusade over a half-hour radio program on the Mutual Broadcasting System, the largest radio network in the United States at that time. Cardinal Spellman of New York and Bing Crosby where Guests on this inaugural radio program and The Sullivan family of Iowa, whose five sons had gone to their death together on a battleship that sank in the Pacific, led the Rosary. Pat O'Brien, Loretta Young, Grace Kelly, James Cagney and hundreds of other famous Hollywood stars followed Bing Crosby's lead and gave their names, fame, time and talent to participate in the Family Rosary Crusade. They worked with Fr. Peyton to dramatize the mysteries of the Rosary on the radio, on film and on television. In 1947, the Diocese of London, Ontario, Canada, pioneered the Diocesan Rosary Crusades, with multitudes reaching the hundreds of thousands around the world. In Manila in the Philippines, a million people came together to pray the Rosary. His work continues through Holy Cross Family Ministries. In June of 2001, Bishop Sean O'Malley, of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, announced the opening of the Cause of Canonization of Father Patrick Peyton, CSC. Upon notice from the Vatican's Congregation for the Cause of the Saints, Father Peyton now has the title, "Servant of God".

 
tim

I remember the Diocesan Rosary Crusades in the 50s and early 60s.  Where I am they were held in the Memorial Center, the place that held the most amount of people.  They were packed.
(09-30-2011, 11:37 AM)Adam Wayne Wrote: [ -> ]What an elegant lady was Loretta Young.

Elegant maybe. Divorced twice, bore Gable's bastard and had an affair with Spencer Tracy. Not a very good role model in real life. Wikipedia calls her a 'devout Catholic'. I hope she was.
Ah, 1961! Those were the days! To think that only 6 years later, all hell (literally) broke loose in the same location:

:tiphat: and  :pray: for Father Coughlin

(09-30-2011, 12:28 PM)Adam Wayne Wrote: [ -> ]Another thing about Father Peyton, he seemed to be the approved heir of the the bound and gagged Father Coughlin. A true preacher for Social Justice, the real and only kind. In fact, had he not been shut up by Pius XII as a personal favor to FDR, Social Justice in the Church today would not be a dirty word, practiced by a lot of "nice" people.

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