Yes, the rosary is a mighty weapon against evil. It’s the solution, not the problem by John Horvat II for Life Site News
‘Wherever there is a fight against Church enemies, the Rosary is at the heart of the struggle. The Church has never hidden the Rosary and the militant imagery associated with being Christian in a hostile world.’
Daniel Panneton, a sensationalist writer in The Atlantic, thinks he has just uncovered a vast “rad trad” Christian nationalist conspiracy centered on the Rosary. The hit piece, “How Extremist Gun Culture Is Trying to Co-Opt the Rosary,” tries to turn the august sacramental into an alt-right talisman.
By guilt of association, he claims the Rosary is entangled with an “absolutist gun culture” and “conspiratorial politics.” Any conservative activists praying the Rosary risk being accused of weaponizing it and thus are a danger to society.
Mr. Panneton could have saved himself much time and trouble if he had just researched the Rosary beyond the conspiratorial websites he trolled to put together his dramatic rant.
Catholics have never hidden the fact that the Rosary is a weapon in the fight against the forces of evil. For seven centuries, the Rosary has been a powerful weapon against the world, flesh and the devil. The present era is no exception to the rule. Indeed, it is needed now more than ever.
Saint Dominic first promoted the Rosary as a means of fighting against the Albigensian heresy in the thirteenth century. In 1571, Pope Pius V convoked all of Christendom to pray the Rosary to overcome the Muslim fleet at Lepanto. The date of the Catholic victory on October 7th was later declared the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary.
When the Blessed Mother appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, she asked everyone to pray the Rosary daily to end the fighting in Europe. Many credit the retreat of the Soviet Army from Austria in 1955, after the Second World War, to the massive public rosary rallies organized all over the nation by Fr. Petrus Pavlicek.