Blessed Mother, on this day, pray for us. Pray hard. Please.

By Tom Quiner


Mary is the Blessed Mother of God.

As a Catholic convert, it took me a long time to understand Catholic devotion to Mary. I get it now.

Readers of this blog know my passion for the cause of Life. The Blessed Mother is the most powerful intercessor for the preborn. She is on our side praying for the efforts of pro life advocates everywhere.

She prays for the mothers.

She prays for the babies.

She is the most beautiful soul God ever created. She is all about love and mercy. She is all about leading us to Her Son.

Catholics do not worship Mary. Only the Holy Trinity may be worshipped. But our spiritual Mother, the Queen of Heaven, bathes us with motherly love. God, do we ever need that love these days.

I’m not sure I’ve encountered a more devastating story than the Dr. Kermit Gosnell atrocities. That the mainstream media didn’t want to cover it is a testament to how far we have sunk as a nation.

Men and women of faith fear their nation is slipping away. And yet despair is the tool of the devil. And the devil fears our Blessed Mother. He cowers in her presence.

Let us pray …

Hail Holy Queen,
Mother of mercy,
Our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping
In this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
Thine eyes of mercy towards us.
And after this, our exile,
Show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement O loving O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us oh holy mother of God.

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.



  1. Mark on April 28, 2013 at 9:34 am

    We share your same faith and devotion! Your passion for life is the same passion our family shares as well. We can hardly read of the atrocities at the Gosnell Clinic–we need to pray for those so hardened and misled by a culture discarding and degrading life.

    The annual Dubuque County Right to Life dinner here Friday night gave us great hope that we do not fight this culture alone. 800 people came to hear Dr. John Bruchalski, a former abortionist speaking about his conversion experience and what his group is doing in medical schools to present a culture of life.

    • quinersdiner on April 28, 2013 at 9:43 am

      I knew the Dubuque area had a strong pro life presence. I’m really impressed by a turnout of 800 people. You’ve made my day. Thanks for writing.

      • Mark on April 28, 2013 at 1:17 pm

        You’ll have to come next year, Tom! We will get an invitation sent to you. It is always an inspiring, wonderful, evening at the Grand River Center along the Mississippi River.

        • quinersdiner on April 28, 2013 at 10:04 pm

          Wonderful. Thanks for thinking of me.

  2. the frogman on April 28, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I’m not a Catholic, so forgive my ignorance. I had no idea that Mary prayed. Is that standard practice for people who have died? They don’t get to see Jesus? They still have to pray to Him like the rest of us poor schlubs?

    • quinersdiner on April 28, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      It is a good question. We Catholics believe that Mary and the Saints, or anyone in heaven, can pray for us on earth just as I might ask you to pray for me.