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Men’s Prayer Vigil outside ‘The Men’s Club’ Fri Aug 21 @ 8:30p August 18, 2015

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Let’s see some more men come out!  I get at least 1000 different readers a week from the Dallas Diocese and at least 30-40% of those have to be male.  Everyone who comes out has a family and is very busy. We all are.  It’s all a matter of priority.

So come on out!  It’s a tremendous spiritual work of mercy!  To all you men who have already come, thank you, God bless you, please keep it up!

I will be praying outside  The Men’s Club, 2340 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, on FRIDAY AUG 21 @ 8:30p.  I will actually be across the street in the parking lot of the US Post Office.  This is directly across from the entrance to the inappropriately named “gentleman’s club.”  

We’ve had some good turnout.  I pray all of you are able to come back out this time.

The post office parking lot is well lit and set back some distance from the very busy roadway.  It is public land so we cannot be harassed for being there.  It’s really an ideal situation, we are basically impossible to miss by patrons leaving this sexually oriented business (SOB).  Men over 18 only.  All men are welcome.  You don’t have to be a member of a particular parish.  I will stay for at least an hour, maybe an hour and a half, depending on how many show up.

Just to be clear we have had no occasions of sin stemming from being adjacent to a strip club.  We are out in public and have experienced no scandal at all to this point.

No protesting, just prayer.  If we are approached by anyone associated with the SOB let one man interact with them while the rest provide prayer support.

This is a small way to push back against the culture of license, perversion, and death.  Maybe it’s even a way to get that canonized “smell of the sheep” we hear so much about.

PS – I think everyone who has come out has enjoyed it.  Every time is different.

REMINDER: Men’s Vigil outside ‘The Men’s Club’ tonight Aug 5 @ 8 pm August 5, 2015

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God bless you!  Details below:

I will be praying outside  The Men’s Club, 2340 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, on WEDNESDAY Aug 5 @ 8pm.  I will actually be across the street in the parking lot of the US Post Office.  This is directly across from the entrance to the inappropriately named “gentleman’s club.”  

We’ve had some good turnout.  I pray all of you are able to come back out this time.

The post office parking lot is well lit and set back some distance from the very busy roadway.  It is public land so we cannot be harassed for being there.  It’s really an ideal situation, we are basically impossible to miss by patrons leaving this sexually oriented business (SOB).  Men over 18 only.  All men are welcome.  You don’t have to be a member of a particular parish.  I will stay for at least an hour, maybe an hour and a half, depending on how many show up.

Just to be clear we have had no occasions of sin stemming from being adjacent to a strip club.  We are out in public and have experienced no scandal at all to this point.

No protesting, just prayer.  If we are approached by anyone associated with the SOB let one man interact with them while the rest provide prayer support.

This is a small way to push back against the culture of license, perversion, and death.  Maybe it’s even a way to get that canonized “smell of the sheep” we hear so much about.

PRAYER VIGIL OUTSIDE ‘THE MEN’S CLUB’ WED AUG 5 @ 8PM August 3, 2015

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The consensus of opinion I’ve received is that opposing the “eXXXotica expo” in Dallas is too large an undertaking to mess with.  Better to oppose it with dedicated prayer but not personal involvement.

So this week’s vigil outside The Men’s Club will go on as planned.  Wednesday August 5 2015 @ 8pm.

I have a special request.  I would really like this effort to get much broader notice.  Would readers please post this to their Facebook and/or Twitter or other social media, whether they are in the area or not?  Also, I am hoping to get this post linked and distributed on local Catholic e-mail lists.  This includes ICON, PARCH, St. Anthony homeschooling, etc, but could also include distributing to reader’s friends who may not be aware of this small effort to oppose the gross immorality that reigns in our city.  Anyone could help advertise this ongoing prayer effort, but if you do please make clear only men over 18 are to participate.  That is not because we are exposed to any occasions of sin, but simply because we are dealing with elements/forces not to be trifled with.

Thanks in advance to all those who help get the word out.

I will be praying outside  The Men’s Club, 2340 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, on WEDNESDAY Aug 5 @ 8pm.  I will actually be across the street in the parking lot of the US Post Office.  This is directly across from the entrance to the inappropriately named “gentleman’s club.”  

We’ve had some good turnout.  I pray all of you are able to come back out this time.

The post office parking lot is well lit and set back some distance from the very busy roadway.  It is public land so we cannot be harassed for being there.  It’s really an ideal situation, we are basically impossible to miss by patrons leaving this sexually oriented business (SOB).  Men over 18 only.  All men are welcome.  You don’t have to be a member of a particular parish.  I will stay for at least an hour, maybe an hour and a half, depending on how many show up.

Just to be clear we have had no occasions of sin stemming from being adjacent to a strip club.  We are out in public and have experienced no scandal at all to this point.

No protesting, just prayer.  If we are approached by anyone associated with the SOB let one man interact with them while the rest provide prayer support.

This is a small way to push back against the culture of license, perversion, and death.  Maybe it’s even a way to get that canonized “smell of the sheep” we hear so much about.

OH, and we have priests praying for us now, as well.  They are most gratified with our efforts, and will bring an added level of spiritual armor to our battle array.  We might even be joined by a priest at some point.

Men’s Prayer Vigil outside ‘The Men’s Club’ this FRIDAY 07/17 @ 8:30p July 15, 2015

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This week’s prayer vigil will be a bit different.  We discussed this on the 1st and decided a mid-month prayer vigil should be held on FRIDAY, and not Wednesday.  So this week’s is at Friday at 8:30, same place as noted below. I pray I see you there. We are most certainly starting to make a difference!  We are getting hostile/fearful reactions from the denizens of the sexually oriented business (SOB).

Thank you all for your continued support, both those who attend, and those who keep us going with your prayers from afar.

I will be praying outside  The Men’s Club, 2340 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, on FRIDAY, July 17 @ 8:30 pm.  I will actually be across the street in the parking lot of the US Post Office.  This is directly across from the entrance to the inappropriately named “gentleman’s club.”  

We’ve had some good turnout.  I pray all of you are able to come back out this time.

The post office parking lot is well lit and set back some distance from the very busy roadway.  It is public land so we cannot be harassed for being there.  It’s really an ideal situation, we are basically impossible to miss by patrons leaving this sexually oriented business (SOB).  Men over 18 only.  All men are welcome.  You don’t have to be a member of a particular parish.  I will stay for at least an hour, maybe an hour and a half, depending on how many show up.

No protesting, just prayer.  No interaction with the patrons at this time.  That may come later.  We’ll see.  Of course, recently we have had some interaction we did not seek. If that happens again, please keep praying and I will try to engage with whomever approaches us.

This is a small way to push back against the culture of license, perversion, and death.  Maybe it’s even a way to get that canonized “smell of the sheep” we hear so much about.

OH, and we have priests praying for us now, as well.  They are most gratified with our efforts, and will bring an added level of spiritual armor to our battle array.  We might even be joined by a priest at some point.

Deo Gratias!

Men’s prayer vigil outside ‘The Men’s Club’ is starting to score July 2, 2015

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Our God………He is great.  Last night was another awesome experience praying outside the so-called Men’s Club.  And I believe our efforts, still so nascent, are really starting to have an effect.

We had the largest crowd yet last night.  No, there weren’t hundreds, but it was a good sized crowd.  We are very noticeable.  And we’re starting to bother the management and patrons of this sexually oriented business.

You may remember from our last vigil that a “dancer” was obviously troubled by our presence and came out trying to justify herself.  She was very nice and brought us water but it was plain that we had gotten to her just a bit.

Well, last night, in what you might call a step up, what I’m sure was the manager came out and accosted me.  We had quite a little exchange.  He was dressed very slick and hip, but really came off as a pimp (several guys noted that feature).  He reminded me a great deal of a guy I used to know who was in just that awful racket for a while.  Anyway, he asked what we were doing,  or what we were protesting, and I said we weren’t protesting anything, just praying.  Then he said I assume you are Catholics by your Rosary beads, and after I confirmed that fact, he launched into a tirade, using the foulest language possible, regarding the priest boy-rape scandal.  As an aside, it will be decades before we stop having that thrown in our face in literally every exchange we have with the Church’s enemies.  My first response was……..can’t you come up with something more original than that?

I guess he was expecting me to defend the priests or try to explain away the scandal, but I told him I was as scandalized and heart-broken by it as anyone.  I asked why he thought I as a Catholic would not be the one most hurt by it, when we try to love and reverence our priests so much, and so depend on them, only to be let down in the worst say imaginable.  He tried to back off at that point, since I had blown his prime avenue of attack out of the water, but then I asked him why he was over there talking with us, and whether we had pricked his conscience?  He said we could do what we wanted but that we were wasting our time, in that “what goes on in there” is “not bad” and there are more important things we could be spending our time on.  He asked me why I wasn’t helping a homeless woman who had addled by, and I told him we had……..good man Kevin K had seen to that already.

What this was all about was self-justification. He kept trying to find areas where he could try to assert moral authority over us, or at least try to establish some kind of equivalence – see, he might fail in this area, but I fail in another, so aren’t we all really equal?  He said he volunteered at some homeless shelter and asked why he had never seen me there.  I said there are lots of ways to help people and our parish is very generous. I also said we’re attached to a particular part of the Church where there is no evidence at all of any priest sex abuse.  At some point it came out that he believed in God and was opposed to pseudo-sodo-marriage (I was a bit surprised by that), but he of course through out that sinner’s standby: judge not, lest ye be judged.  I said we weren’t judging anyone, that Our Lord does the judging, and He Himself said that those who look on women not their wives with lust in their hearts are guilty of adultery.  I asked him if he accepted that Truth, and he said he did not.  And thus the reason for the collapse of this culture is revealed.  Pick and choose belief, self-justification, I’m OK you’re OK, and no one goes to hell except those judgy Christofascists (a perfect inversion of reality).

I basically told him we just wanted that place gone. We don’t want that in our town.  Those kinds of places are the start of the slippery slope down to things like contraception, abortion, pseudo-sodo-marriage, prostitution (why would there be cheap motels all around the place?), and all the rest.  We oppose it because it’s evil, and wrong, and is a blight on our city.  There are plenty of Catholics outside abortion mills and working in soup kitchens and all that…….but this is our mission.

At that point he left.  I tried to get his name but he did not give it.  Later on a security guard named Mike came over.  He was very nice and just kind of bantered a bit.  Pray for him, that he may find a better job.

I’m convinced we’re starting to freak the denizens of that place out.  We’re having an impact.  I am so thankful to all the men who come out.  This is an enormous spiritual work of mercy.

I haven’t shared the best part yet.  This is the mystical, miraculous part.  So yesterday was the Feast of the Precious Blood.  One of the men was praying that the Precious Blood would wash over this SOB and cleanse it of all evil and sin.  When he started praying that, all the exterior lights went out!  And they stayed out for the rest of the time we were praying.  This was well after dark.  A few minutes after we stopped praying, they came on……..I guess we should have stayed all night.

I am just amazed by the generosity of these men who come out and brave being gawked at (we had a lot of picture takers last night, a lot of open mouth stares from people driving by), accosted by homeless, and who knows what from the increasingly unsettled creatures who descend into that black hole of Calcutta across the street.  You guys really inspire me.  Our prayers are having a big effect.  I am definitely going to step the operation up to twice a month.  I do think the next vigil will be on a Friday night – I’m targeting Friday July 17 at 8:30 pm right now.  Thank you all for your participation.

Your prayers from afar also help a great deal. Please keep them up.  Please remember us when we’re out there.  I am convinced God endorses this effort and He knows where it will lead.  We are doing good work and will have to keep the pressure up!

Deo Gratias!

Men’s Prayer Vigil outside The Men’s Club TOMORROW July 1 June 30, 2015

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The prayer vigil outside the Men’s Club will be tomorrow Wednesday July 1 at about 8 pm.  I will go again, God willing, on July 15.

I was thinking about pushing the prayer vigil back to next week if many guys were out of town.  I really have no idea, so I’ll leave it as is.  Details below:

I will be praying outside  The Men’s Club, 2340 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, on Wednesday July 1, at 8 pm.  I will actually be across the street in the parking lot of the US Post Office.  This is directly across from the entrance to the inappropriately named “gentleman’s club.”  

We’ve had some good turnout.  I pray all of you are able to come back out this Wednesday.

The post office parking lot is well lit and set back some distance from the very busy roadway.  It is public land so we cannot be harassed for being there.  It’s really an ideal situation, we are basically impossible to miss by patrons leaving this sexually oriented business (SOB).  Men over 18 only.  All men are welcome.  You don’t have to be a member of a particular parish.  I will stay for at least an hour, maybe an hour and a half, depending on how many show up.

No protesting, just prayer.  No interaction with the patrons at this time.  That may come later.  We’ll see.  Of course, last month, we had some interaction we did not seek. If that happens again, please keep praying and I will try to engage with whomever approaches us.

This is a small way to push back against the culture of license, perversion, and death.  Maybe it’s even a way to get that canonized “smell of the sheep” we hear so much about.

I pray you are able to make it.  Bring your friends.  Fly in from out of town!  Rent buses!

Deo Gratias.

Prayer Vigil outside ‘The Men’s Club’ in Dallas THIS Wed June 3 @ 8pm! June 1, 2015

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This is the week, gentlemen.  If there is an increase in interest/attendance, next month (July) I may try to make it two Wednesdays (tentatively, July 1 and 15).

I will be praying outside  The Men’s Club, 2340 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, on Wednesday June 3, at 8 pm.  I will actually be across the street in the parking lot of the US Post Office.  This is directly across from the entrance to the inappropriately named “gentleman’s club.”  

There was a great turnout last month.  I pray all of you are able to come back out this Wednesday.  For those who made suggestions on how to improve this effort going forward, I’ve replied to some but not all.  Please have patience with me, I will get back to you or we can discuss June 3 in person.  I do have a failing in always replying to folks who contact me because I get quite a bit of correspondence.

The post office parking lot is well lit and set back some distance from the very busy roadway.  It is public land so we cannot be harassed for being there.  It’s really an ideal situation, we are basically impossible to miss by patrons leaving this sexually oriented business (SOB).  Men over 18 only.  All men are welcome.  You don’t have to be a member of a particular parish.  I will stay for at least an hour, maybe an hour and a half, depending on how many show up.

No protesting, just prayer.  No interaction with the patrons at this time.  That may come later.  We’ll see.

This is a small way to push back against the culture of license, perversion, and death.  Maybe it’s even a way to get that canonized “smell of the sheep” we hear so much about.

I pray you are able to make it.  Bring your friends.  Fly in from out of town!  Rent buses!

Deo Gratias.

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Prayer Vigil outside ‘The Men’s Club’ in Dallas Wed June 3 @ 8 pm May 26, 2015

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I will be praying outside  The Men’s Club, 2340 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, on Wednesday June 3, at 8 pm.  I will actually be across the street in the parking lot of the US Post Office.  This is directly across from the entrance to the inappropriately named “gentleman’s club.”  

There was a great turnout last month.  I pray all of you are able to come back out next Wednesday.  For those who made suggestions on how to improve this effort going forward, I’ve replied to some but not all.  Please have patience with me, I will get back to you or we can discuss June 3 in person.  I do have a failing in always replying to folks who contact me because I get quite a bit of correspondence.

The post office parking lot is well lit and set back some distance from the very busy roadway.  It is public land so we cannot be harassed for being there.  It’s really an ideal situation, we are basically impossible to miss by patrons leaving this SOB.  Men over 18 only.  All men are welcome.  You don’t have to be a member of a particular parish.

No protesting, just prayer.  No interaction with the patrons at this time.  That may come later.  We’ll see.

This is a small way to push back against the culture of license, perversion, and death.  Maybe it’s even a way to get that canonized “smell of the sheep” we hear so much about.

I pray you are able to make it.  Bring your friends.  Fly in from out of town!  Rent buses!

Deo Gratias.

REMINDER: Prayer vigil outside ‘The Men’s Club’ in Dallas tomorrow May 6 @ 8 pm May 5, 2015

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I have already received several confirmations that folks can attend.  That will be spectacular, I look forward to it.  Details below.  I may be a few minutes late, depending on how long Mass lasts.  We will meet in the parking lot of the post office across the street.  I plan to stay for an hour or so.

The details:  I will be praying outside  The Men’s Club, 2340 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, on Wednesday May 6, at 8 pm.  I will actually be across the street in the parking lot of the US Post Office.  This is directly across from the entrance to the inappropriately named “gentleman’s club.”  

The post office parking lot is well lit and set back some distance from the very busy roadway.  It is public land so we cannot be harassed for being there.  It’s really an ideal situation, we are basically impossible to miss by patrons leaving this SOB.  Men over 18 only.  All men are welcome.  You don’t have to be a member of a particular parish.

No protesting, just prayer.  No interaction with the patrons at this time.  That may come later.  We’ll see.

This is a small way to push back against the culture of license, perversion, and death.  Maybe it’s even a way to get that canonized “smell of the sheep” we hear so much about.

Deo Gratias.

Reminder – join me praying outside The Men’s Club next Wednesday May 6 @ 8 pm April 29, 2015

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All the details are here.  I will give one more reminder next week, and try to have my trusty friend Steve B send out an e-mail to the Mater Dei men’s group next week, as well.

So you shall have no excuse not to come!

God bless those who provide prayer support, and of course those able to make it!  Thank you all!

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