The Second Vatican Council in Rome in its decree on communications (Inter Mirifica) said that "the Church believes that its task involves employing the means of social communication to announce the good news of salvation.” This blog is part of that process by the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton to communicate that same good news about Jesus Christ.
"Never before in recent history has the need for the Rosary been so pronounced than now. What with all the conflicts in various parts of the globe, the spiralling, intractable economic crisis which seems to be defying every application of scientific and business know-how, the instability in homes and marital relationships, the resurgence of forces inimical to Christianity. The litany of woes afflicting the world now is endless. It is as if the globe is sitting on a keg of gunpowder ready to explode with the strike of a match.
We need the Rosary very desperately at this moment. Our Lady has repeatedly appealed to us to recite the Rosary every day. In a 1957 interview organized for Lucia, one of the three shepherd children Mary appeared to at Fatima(1917), she opined:
“The most Holy Virgin, in these times in which we live, has given new efficacy in the recitation of the Holy Rosary.
She has given this efficacy to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in families, of families of the world, or of the religious communities, or even of the life of peoples and nations that cannot be solved by the Rosary.
There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot solve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary. With the Rosary, we will save ourselves. We will sanctify ourselves. We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls”.
In particular, the month of October is a good time to commit to praying the Rosary everyday. The Rosary will bring peace and holiness to our lives. As a powerful instrument for conversion and fighting vice and false teaching, the Rosary is rated the best method of honouring Mary and keeps the Church safe from the attacks of the enemy."