According to the Catholic News Service, more than 12,000 people have joined the “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign since it began in September. The rally is a project of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and the Benedict XVI Institute.
Life News reports:
Pelosi, a San Francisco Democrat who professes to be Catholic, has a radical pro-abortion record. In September, she led the U.S. House in passing a radical pro-abortion bill that would legalize abortions for basically any reason up to birth nation-wide and force taxpayers to pay for them.
“This is a critical time in our country when we especially need to pray for our political leaders as we see our country moving more and more in the direction of the culture of death,” Cordileone responded in a YouTube video about the prayer campaign.
He urged Catholics to commit to pray and fast for Pelosi so that she will recognize the evil of abortion and value of all human life.
Along with the prayers and fasting, the campaign also sends roses to Pelosi as a symbol of those prayers. According to CNS, “The rose is a symbol of St. Therese of Lisieux, the ‘Little Flower,’ and of Mary, the ‘mystical rose.’”
“At this particular moment in the history of our nation, we need more than ever the intercession of our Blessed Mother, St. Therese and all other saints who have shown us the path to life,” Cordileone said.
According to Life News, the Benedict XVI Institute is planning on spending $50,000 to promote the campaign.