A post at Catholic Exchange by my associate at the Pastoral Solutions Institute, Dave McClow.
So how does a diocese get 12,000 to consecrate themselves to Mary to deepen their friendship with Christ? Certainly the answer is through the Holy Spirit! But he always works through people. It was our spiritual father that led, but in a theologically appropriate “detail,” the diocesan-wide consecration was suggested by a woman! So it all starts with a woman in the diocese named Ida List, a youth minister who also works for Lighthouse Catholic Media who felt called to ask Bishop Rhoades about doing the consecration diocese-wide. READ MORE