Patricia Fuller is still defending her copyright and trademark claims to the devotion of Our Lady of America and her exclusive control over it. However, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently decided that she is not a Sister, as she has always claimed to be. That means that the decision of her Bishop and of the Holy See in Rome that she is not a Sister will stand and she cannot claim before the jury in her case that she is a Sister.
The Holy See dismissed Patricia Fuller from her Congregation in 1982 on the ground of “incorrigible disobedience”.
The court wrote, “The Holy See has spoken, laying to rest any previous doubts: Fuller has not been a member of any Catholic religious order for more than 30 years. Period. The district judge has no authority to question that ruling. A jury has no authority to question it. We have no authority to question it.… [Fuller] will not be permitted to argue or offer evidence that she is a Sister. The Holy See’s ruling has removed that issue from the litigation.”
Ms. Fuller has always claimed that she was a Sister and even appeared in a habit during depositions in her case. Now the court’s decision makes her look like an imposter. Hopefully, the jury will not believe that any of her other claims are worthy of belief and will deny them also, so that the devotion may be promoted by anyone, anywhere in the world.
Please pray that her claims are denied by the jury and the court, and for the public and unrestrained promotion of the devotion and the ultimate solemn procession and display of the statue of Our Lady of America in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC as a protection for our country, as she has promised. Thank you for responding to her call.