I’m a little late in mentioning this, but today is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, which is also a commemoration of the Battle of Lepanto in 1571, a battle in which the Turkish fleet was repulsed by a smaller Christian navy. Pope Pius V attributed the victory to the power of the Rosary and declared this feast. It is a good day to pray for deliverance from Muslim terrorists.

  • Not only praying for deliverance from Muslim terrorists but praying for the propagation of the one True Faith.

  • Uh…no offense but it (was and remains) also a good day to pray the Rosary. Period. For whatever your intentions, or hey, just for the heck of it, to honor Our Lady and her Son.

  • Don John of Austria has loosed the cannonade.

    P.S., it’s also the three year anniversary of the first military counterstrike against the terrorists in Afghanistan.

    Coincidental timing?  Unlikely.

  • The Dutch politician Frits Bolkestein has warned that if Turkey enters the EU, as seems likely in a decade, “Europe would implode” and the victory over the Turks at Vienna in 1683—the one that delivered Europe at long last from an Islamic future—would be for naught.