Some of our victories!
TFP Student Action is part of a broad international network of associations in defense of Tradition, Family and Private Property. First and foremost thanks to God, but also the efforts of volunteers, supporters and donors, we have won many victories for the cause of Christendom.
Some of these victories – succinctly listed below – remind us that great things can be accomplished when men cooperate with God’s grace. Here we list a few examples:
University of San Diego removes Planned Parenthood Listing
The Catholic University of San Diego removed its entry for Planned Parenthood shortly after the TFP petition went live. The successful TFP Student Action petition was signed by 15,445 people.
Saint Mary's College Pulls Pro-Abortion Links
After TFP Student Action launched its peaceful pro-life petition, Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, finally removed several pro-abortion groups featured on its website. When good men act, evil forces retreat.
Pro-Abortion "Papaya Workshop" Kicked Off Oldest Catholic Campus
A "Papaya Workshop" that teaches students how to perform Manual Vacuum Aspiration abortions was scheduled at Georgetown on January 22, 2020.
TFP sounded the alarm. On January 20, TFP Student Action launched a last-minute petition asking Georgetown president Dr. John DeGioia to stop the pro-abortion event from taking place on the oldest Catholic university in America. In two days, nearly 19,000 signatures accumulated. Faithful Catholics wrote and called.
Catholic College Removes Planned Parenthood After TFP Petition Goes Live
TFP Student Action launched a petition urging Edgewood College, a Catholic institution run by Dominican sisters, to remove Planned Parenthood from their website under “Off-Campus Wellness Resources.” A few days and 15,231 petitions later, Planned Parenthood was finally removed. More on this victory here.
Georgetown Deletes Anti-Family Web Page
After TFP Student Action launched a protest petition, Georgetown University disabled a web page that encouraged students to donate time and money to mega abortion provider Planned Parenthood and other organizations that defy God's law by promoting abortion and same-sex "marriage."
Blasphemous "Art" Removed from College Exhibit
In a public art exhibit, Carroll Community College featured a satanic-looking image mocking the Resurrection of Our Lord, portraying a risen Christ with the head of an alien.
After TFP Student Action volunteers went to campus to express their protest in person, the blasphemous insult to Our Lord Jesus Christ was removed.
Loyola Pulls Pro-Abortion Internship
The entry for the National Organization for Women (NOW), a radical pro-abortion group, has been removed from Loyola University Maryland's web site where it was featured by the Career Center.
More than 10,000 pro-lifers joined TFP Student Action in this successful effort.
Blasphemous theater goes bankrupt
A campaign was organized in São Paulo, Brazil against the blasphemous play Jesus Christ Superstar. We campaigned in front of the theater and online for several weeks. The theater production was so unsuccessful that the company gave up on a second play they had in mind. In addition, the Jesus Christ Superstar tour scheduled for 50 cities in the United States was canceled. According to the journalist of the largest Brazilian newspaper, this was due to the action of the TFP (Folha de S. Paulo 27/6/14).
"Church" of Lucifer CLOSED
The outcome of the protest was unknown when Catholics gathered to oppose the opening of a "Church" of Lucifer in Old Town Spring, Texas. This prayer protest was held in 2015. Today, two years later, the prayers of so many believers were answered.
Pro-Life Victory at Georgetown University
More than 14,800 Americans signed their name to a TFP Student Action petition, urging Georgetown University -- a Catholic institution -- not to recognize a pro-abortion club, Medical Students for Choice, featured on the university's web site.
Boston College Scrubs Planned Parenthood Internship Entry
Victory for the unborn: TFP Student Action's petition to remove Planned Parenthood from the Jesuit institution's web site worked. Boston College Deletes Planned Parenthood from List of Internships.
Victory: DePaul University Deletes Planned Parenthood "Career" Links
Hours after TFP Student Action launched its petition, which garnered thousands of signatures, a swift reaction from DePaul followed: the Planned Parenthood volunteer "opportunity" was removed from the web page where it had been listed under "Volunteering, Shadowing, and Leadership Opportunities." Later in the day, pro-life supporters informed TFP Student Action that the second link to Planned Parenthood featured on the "Career Center" web page was also deleted.Result: Another victory for the unborn.
TFP Organizes Massive Stand for Marriage: 3,258 Public Rallies
On June 13, something absolutely extraordinary took place across America: 3,258 rallies for God's marriage in highly public places. Faithful everywhere prayed for the future of God’s marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Your Pro-Life Petition Was Successful
PeaceHealth -- a Catholic healthcare system -- pulled its online abortion referrals to Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion entries after 11,785 TFP Student Action supporters complained to them about it.
Now -- instead of telling visitors to contact Planned Parenthood -- PeaceHealth's web site states: "PeaceHealth recently learned that some of the information provided did not reflect PeaceHealth’s Mission. We are in the process of updating the material to reflect our values. Thank you for your patience and understanding."
That's a victory for the unborn.
Planned Parenthood DELETED
Victory: The Catholic University of St. Thomas was offering volunteer/internship "opportunities" with Planned Parenthood and other radical pro-abortion groups. Hours after TFP Student Action lauched its online protest, the university scrubbed their web site, removing Planned Parenthoood and other pro-abortion groups. Read more here.
Satanic Black Mass Canceled at Harvard University
Victory: What few people thought even remotely possible happened: The "satanic black mass" at Harvard University was unexpectedly canceled on May 12. A grave sacrilege was averted. Lucifer lost. God won. TFP Student Action was on the front lines with other Catholic Harvard students opposing this attack against God. Read more here.
New Record: 11,247 Public Square Rosary Rallies
Victory: Surpasing all expectations and exceeding a goal of 10,000 Rosary Rallies for 2013, TFP and its America Needs Fatima campaign coordinated an impressive 11,247 prayerful Public Square Rosary Rallies for America. See the report here.
Blasphemy halted on Broadway
TFP lead multiple protests in New York City against the blasphemous play, The Testament of Mary. Over 300 protested on opening night, April 22.
Victory: The show closed weeks later, one month earlier than announced, due to poor ticket sales. The American public is fed up with blasphemy. A video of the protest is posted here.
Record: 9,077 Public Square Rosary Rallies Held
October 13, 2012 was the sixth anniversary of the Public Square Rosary Crusade. This year the goal for the number of rallies was 8,000. However, beyond all expectations, 9,077 rallies were held across America and in over 30 other countries.
Victory: As human solutions fail to solve America's pressing crisis, hundreds of thousands turn out to pray for true solutions.
Pro-Abortion Speaker Canceled at Siena College
Catholic Siena College in upstate New York invited anti-Catholic, pro-abortion speaker Widney Brown to talk on campus.
Victory: The talk was nixed less than 12-hours after TFP Student Action launched its online protest. In a few hours, over 3,000 emails and personal phone calls were logged, respectfully urging the president of Siena College, Fr. Kevin Mullen, O.F.M., to reconsider the event. More...
Boy Vindicated After Wrongful Suspension
The Fort Worth Independent School District issued a letter to Liberty Counsel fully vindicating high school freshman Dakota Ary, who was suspended for opposing homosexuality. The District’s letter apologized and stated that “Dakota has the right to express an opinion in a manner consistent with law and policy.”
Victory: Shortly after the incident, TFP Student Action launched a petition urging Western Hills High School to completely clear Dakota Ary’s record. Very soon, over 7,500 people contacted the school with their protest and concern. The petition played a role in clearing the boy's record.
Finally, Notre Dame Drops Charges Against Pro-Lifers
Indiana prosecutor Michael Dvorak dismissed the criminal trespass charges against the “ND88,” the faithful pro-lifers who were arrested for peacefully praying on campus when the university bestowed honors on pro-abortion President Obama in 2009.
Victory: The Thomas More Society played a central role in achieving this victory. TFP Student Action members participated by sending over 20,000 protest emails to Fr. John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, urging him to drop the unjust charges.
Planned Parenthood Speaker Canceled
Madonna University invited pro-abortion speaker Christine Gannon to teach a workshop on sexual issues.
Victory: The event was canceled after good pro-life students on campus and TFP Student Action spoke up. The online brochure announcing the February 26 event was also removed.
Planned Parenthood Link Vanishes at Boston College
Boston College Law School – a Catholic institution – listed the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts on its web site under "pro bono organizations." The college's web site encouraged Catholic law students to "make the time available to contribute to their work in a meaningful way." To stop the scandal, TFP Student Action launched a peaceful protest.
Victory: After a full month of letter writing, phone calls and emails, the Planned Parenthood entry finally vanished.
Professor at the University of Illinois Reinstated
Dr. Kenneth Howell, a professor at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, was stripped of his teaching duties and accused by an anonymous student of "hate speech" when he voiced his agreement to the Catholic Church's teachings on homosexuality in his class, "Introduction to Catholicism." Students were outraged. More than 8,800 students signed a petition to reinstate Dr. Howell.
Victory: On July 29, the University of Illinois confirmed to the Alliance Defense Fund, which was representing Dr. Howell, that he would be given his teaching position back.
Jesuit University Deletes Two Abortion Links
The Catholic University of Detroit Mercy featured web site links to Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups. In response to this scandal, TFP Student Action mobilized 11,500 students and parents who prayed and took peaceful action.
Victory: After initially refusing to remove the links, the university finally deleted links to abortion provider Planned Parenthood that were listed on its web site.
Blasphemy Defeated at Tarleton State U
Corpus Christi is a blasphemous play that portrays Our Lord and the Apostles as homosexuals. Therefore, when Tarleton State University announced it would host the play, TFP Student Action launched a peaceful protest. Thousands of students joined. "Staggering" is how one press report described the amount of protest emails and phone calls the university received. The Lieutenant Governor of Texas, David Dewhurst, also condemned the play.
Victory: The lewd play was canceled. On March 26, Tarleton State University confirmed the cancellation, adding that the offensive play would not be rescheduled.
Catholic College Deletes Abortion Link
Rosemont College – a Catholic institution – had listed Planned Parenthood on its web site under "career paths and opportunities." TFP Student Action members politely urged the president of Rosemont College, Dr. Sharon Latchaw Hirsh, to remove the abortion link.
Victory: The link to Planned Parenthood was pulled less than 24-hours after the TFP begun its online protest. Thank you, Rosemont College.
No More "Queer Film Festivals" at Notre Dame
Starting in 2004, homosexual activists had been allowed to hold a yearly "Queer Film Festival" at the University of Notre Dame. One such event featured Terrence McNally, author of the blasphemous production "Corpus Christi" which portrays Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Apostles as homosexuals.
Reacting to the scandal, TFP Student Action lead multiple petitions of protest addressed to Fr. John I. Jenkins, CSC, politely requesting that he cancel events that promote homosexual vice. As a result, thousands of letters and emails poured into the administrative offices of Notre Dame.
Victory: According to an article published in The Observer on February 16, 2009, "not only will there be no gay film festival this year [at the University of Notre Dame], it's probably kaput for good."
Eucharist Desecration Videos Pulled From YouTube
A young man posted 55 videos on YouTube that showed him going into a church, receiving the Consecrated Host on the tongue, removing it and stepping on it, burning it, piercing it with a staple gun, smoking it, and even nailing it to a stick. Although the videos seemed to violate YouTube’s posting policies forbidding videos that are offensive or incite hatred, YouTube did nothing to remove them.
The TFP immediately contacted 227,000 Catholics in the United States, coordinating a holy crusade against these sacrilegious videos. Consequently, 54,619 people protested to YouTube, including Catholics from abroad. More importantly, two thousand people offered a holy hour of reparation in front of the Blessed Sacrament
Victory: The massive protest achieved results: the man removed his 55 videos!
Soon after, however, another blasphemer posted more videos of Eucharist desecrations on YouTube. Again the TFP protested and after a few weeks of intense campaign, YouTube removed his user and his videos vanished. The blasphemer did not give up but reposted the hateful videos under a new user name.
Victory: Within a few days, YouTube pulled the videos and deleted his new user name.
Traditional Marriage Wins in Three States
Joining the efforts of other pro-family organizations, TFP Student Action volunteers traveled up and down California, Arizona and Florida promoting God’s marriage. Despite being assaulted ten times by pro-homosexual advocates, TFP members’ determination did not flag. From campus to campus, city to city, the 37-day tour included stops at Berkeley and Hollywood. Thousands of traditional marriage fliers were distributed explaining why homosexual “marriage” is harmful to society and must be opposed.
Victory: Overcoming incredible obstacles, pro-family Americans in California, Arizona and Florida successfully voted to protect traditional marriage on November 4.
Public Square Rosary Rallies Expand to 3,500
“As human efforts fail to solve America’s key problems, we turn to God, through His Holy Mother, asking His urgent help.” Thus read the banners displayed by Catholics nationwide at 3,500 rosary rally locations. Coordinated by the TFP and its America Needs Fatima campaign, the event drew an estimated 100,000 faithful to the streets.
Victory: In a secular climate, 100,000 proudly proclaimed their faith in the public square and fervently prayed for the conversion of America. God will not ignore these prayers.
Blasphemy Defeated on Campus
The University of Virginia’s student newspaper, The Cavalier Daily, printed two blasphemous cartoons against the Catholic Faith and publicly stated they would “not be apologizing for the comics.” TFP Student Action responded with a peaceful protest.
Victory: After nine days of protest, on September 15, the offensive cartoons were removed from the newspaper’s online edition and apologies were issued by the editors and its author.
2,092 Prayer Vigils Against The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code movie attacked the Divinity of Jesus Christ, the Catholic Church and its teachings. Although the overwhelming media hype surrounding the film made any reaction seem impossible, the TFP and its America Needs Fatima campaign launched prayer vigils, mustering 2,092 nationwide rallies right in front of movie theaters. Over 103,402 Americans also signed a petition to Sony Pictures against the blasphemous production.
Victory: God’s honor was publicly defended on a massive scale. As a result, large sectors of American public opinion rejected the movie.
eBay changes its policies
Catholics were alarmed when a consecrated host appeared for sale on eBay. The host was allegedly consecrated by Pope John Paul II during a papal Mass in 1998. After eBay refused to remove the objectionable item, the TFP asked its subscribers to sign an online protest calling on eBay to remove the sacrilegious auction and change its policies. Although eBay refused to cooperate, the TFP organized two more waves of online protest, prompting customers to cancel their eBay accounts.
Victory: eBay eventually removed the sale and agreed to change its policies.
Blasphemy against Our Lady of Guadalupe Cut Short
The Santa Fe Museum of International Folk Art in New Mexico displayed an offensive “art” exhibit portraying Our Lady of Guadalupe in a bikini. The TFP and its America Needs Fatima campaign organized a large rally of reparation in front of the museum and Catholics turned out in great numbers. The TFP received letters of support from Norberto Cardinal Rivera Carrera, Archbishop of Mexico City, Bishop Thomas Doran of Rockford (Ill.), Bishop Rene Henry Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Mother Angelica of EWTN, Congressman John Hostettler of Indiana, and Joseph Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League, among others.
The protest sent chills through the American Association of Museums (AAM). At their 96th Annual Meeting in Dallas on May 12-16, 2002, where 5,000 museum professionals gathered, journalist Hollis Walker addressed the convention, making reference to the controversy: “Accept that you are not going to win. There is no win in such a controversy. You're just going to survive. Those are the facts. It's not pretty, but those are the facts.”
Victory: Due to public pressure and peaceful protest, the museum closed the offensive exhibit on October 28, ahead of its scheduled closing time.
TFP in the Guinness Book of Records
The Soviet Union refused to recognize Lithuania's declaration to restore independence, signed on March 11, 1990. When Lithuania called for help, Western leaders cared little. Nevertheless, the U.S. TFP, along with other TFP's, collected 5,212,580 signatures for Lithuania's independence, a feat that was entered into the Guinness Book of Records in 1993 as the largest petition action in history. A delegation from the TFP presented the petitions to President Vytautas Landsbergis and met with the Lithuanian Parliament. This event strengthened Lithuania's resolve to fight on. A copy of the petitions was then personally delivered to Gorbachev's office in the Kremlin.
Victory: The TFP petition campaign for worldwide moral support helped Lithuania break free from communist occupation.
Denouncing French socialism
In 1981, socialists under French President Francois Mitterand hoped to conquer the world with a new political program: self-directed socialism. The TFP responded with a six-page exposé by Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, which showed how socialism was reshaping communism. The TFP publication appeared in The Washington Post, titled, "What Does Self-Managing Socialism Mean for Communism: A Barrier? Or a Bridgehead?" It was published in 45 leading newspapers in 19 countries and a summary appeared in 49 other countries.
Victory: A global debate ensued. Like deflated balloons, the socialist leaders lost momentum. Mitterrand backed down. And French socialist economist Laurent Joffrin admitted, "what was socialist did not work and what worked was not socialist."
More recently, the British leftist Denis MacShane added, "The European left would rather keep Mitterrand locked up in the iron coffin of socialist leaders we'd rather not talk about."
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