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Appeal Progresses to Judgment: U.S. Bishops Can Have Solemn Procession of the Our Lady of America St

Now is the time for the Solemn Procession and Permanent Placement of the Our Lady of America Statue

The Most Holy Trinity has granted the prayer of thousands for progress on the devotion to Our Lady of America. The United States Court of Appeals issued a decision on December 18, 2015 by which its three-judge panel upheld the entire judgment of the United States District Court at Indianapolis in favor of Kevin McCarthy and the other Plaintiffs with the exception of the permanent injunction (which was sent back to the Indianapolis Federal trial judge for possible revision):

"To conclude, we affirm the entire judgment except the injunction, which we vacate, leaving it to the district judge to decide in the first instance whether to issue a new injunction, one consistent with the criticisms in this opinion of the injunction he issued." [December 18, 2015 Decision Link]

Please continue to pray that very soon the United States Catholic bishops hold the solemn procession and make the permanent placement of the statue of Our Lady of America in the National Shrine Church of The Immaculate Conception. There is nothing (including the judgment of the Court of Appeals in the case of McCarthy v. Fuller) which in any way should delay this procession. The United States Catholic bishops can have this solemn procession and permanent placement of the statue which was displayed at their 2006 annual general assembly meeting even long before the United States District Court resolves the personal claims for a permanent injunction protecting the Plaintiffs from further defamation in McCarthy v. Fuller.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at Chicago on December 18, 2015, also found that: "The conduct of the litigation in the district court by the lawyer representing Fuller and Hartman showed . . . a serious and studied disregard for the orderly processes of justice. That disregard has persisted on appeal." This finding makes it unlikely that any further judicial action could occur which would in any way disrupt or interfere with the United States Catholic bishops immediately holding that solemn procession into the National Marian Shrine church as requested by Our Lady of America, The Immaculate Virgin.

And, the Court of Appeals decision also noted that the "Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, the branch of the Holy See (the central governing body of the Roman Catholic Church, located in the Vatican) that is responsible for the supervision of what are termed ‘religious Institutes'," issued a statement which "made clear that Fuller was no longer either a nun or a religious sister, that 'Miss Patricia Ann Fuller is not a member of any religious Institute, formally recognized by the Catholic Church and therefore must not present herself as a Sister of the Roman Catholic Church.'"

Thank you for your prayers and please continue praying The Most Holy Rosary daily, along with this prayer:

"By Thy Holy and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, deliver us from evil."

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