MONTROSE — Nearly 50 residents belted out church hymns and prayers Saturday morning outside the Montrose Library as part of a national campaign to stop abortion and fight blasphemy.
The Montrose group participated in one of 5,959 rallies nationwide in the 2010 Public Square Rosary Crusade, created by the America Needs Fatima organization.
"We are praying the rosary for the conversion of the United States," said Mike Barnes, the prayer group's organizer.
The organization is focused on spreading the message of Fatima, or Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ and a prominent figure in the Catholic Church. The organization is best known for coordinating massive protests against abortions and blasphemy.