The event could not have been better timed. The brisk spring afternoon was a welcome change after a long hard winter in Hazleton, Penn. The budding trees awakened hopes of new life and possibilities. From the meeting room on the mountain top restaurant, there was a spectacular view of the Conyngham Valley coming to life near Hazleton.
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The event was the April 19 Northeast Regional Conference held by the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and its America Needs Fatima campaign. The place was the Top of the Eighties Restaurant where a group of fifty friends and supporters gathered.
The conference titled “The Intense Battle Between Angels and Demons for the Soul of America…Who’s Winning?” included meetings, a hearty buffet lunch and plenty of lively conversation. The event was graced with the presence of a large pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which presided over the event. The speakers were Return to Order author John Horvat, TFP member Walter Camier and America Needs Fatima director Robert E. Ritchie.
The topics of the talks broached a range of subjects including the advance of Satanism, historic examples of moral conversions and the perspectives from the book, Return to Order. One central theme, however, was the need to persevere and confide in Providence and the promise of Our Lady of Fatima that her victory is possible…and inevitable. No matter how long and severe the winter may seem, spring does eventually arrive.