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                 October 5, 2007

At the Very Doorstep of Joseph Ratzinger Himself

by Thomas A. Droleskey

The corruption of the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism knows almost no limits. One of three co-conspirators involved in the systematic deconstruction of the Third Secret of Fatima, Tarcisio Bertone, will represent his fellow co-conspirator in the deconstruction of the Third Secret of Fatima, which speaks of apostasy at the very top of the Church, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, on the occasion of the ninetieth anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun eight days from now, on October 13, 2007. This is the same Tarcisio Bertone, the conciliar Vatican's Secretary of State, who said two months ago while visiting the United States of America that the conciliar "bishops" of this country were to be commended (!) for how they had handled the scandals caused by their systematic cover-up of the abuses perpetrated by their own fellow "bishops" and "priests." Indeed, Bertone has been defiant in his defense of these scoundrels, who subject ordinary Catholics in the conciliar structures to countless doctrinal and liturgical abuses, to say nothing of how these scoundrels continue to offend the majesty of God Himself on a regular basis.

Thus it is that the likes of Roger Mahony, whose corrupt  Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay out an addition $660 million to victims of the physical abuse perpetrated by perverted "priests," and Tod Brown, the "ordinary" of the corrupt Diocese of Orange, California, who forget to mention that he had been accused of abusing a parishioner, and Robert Brom, the "bishop" of the Diocese of  San Diego, who was upbraided by a Federal bankruptcy judge for the representations made in the diocese's court filings prior to agreeing to pay out millions of dollars to victims, have no fear of being removed by Joseph Ratzinger. Ratzinger is thoroughly committed to the novelty of episcopal collegiality, which means that no bishop is going to be removed for having to cost ordinary Catholics hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars as crimes against God and man were covered-up and as the victims themselves were victimized once again by conciliar chancery officials and insurance companies and lawyers and by Tarcisio Bertone's own bad-mouthing of them.

Ratzinger is so committed to episcopal collegiality, both symbolically and substantively, that he has gone so far as to remove the Papal Tiara from his coat of arms so as to symbolize to the heretical and schismatic Orthodox bishops and to his fellow conciliar "bishops" (who are no more validly consecrated bishops than he, Ratzinger, is) that the conciliar concept of the papacy excludes any claim to act in a monarchical fashion as befits Christ the King Himself. Giovanni Montini/Paul VI dispensed with the tiara after he had been crowned with it in 1963. Albino Luciani/John Paul I, Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, and Joseph Ratzinger/ Benedict XVI chose to be "installed" with rather than crowned, symbolic of the spirit of episcopal collegiality but also a most unwitting concession that they were not Christ's Vicars on earth. With very few exceptions, conciliar "bishops" are completely indemnified by the apostates in the conciliar Vatican no matter what they say and do. It has been, for example, over three and one-half years since San Jose, California "bishop" Patrick McGrath said that the Gospels did not contain historically accurate accounts of the Passion and Death of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Who is still the conciliar "bishop" of San Jose, California? That's right. Patrick McGrath.

Nothing but nothing has happened to the pervert-friendly George Niederauer, the conciliar "archbishop" of San Francisco who was chosen personally by William Levada, the longtime conciliar "archbishop" of San Francisco, to be his replacement in the city named after the great Saint of Assisi whose life we commemorated yesterday, October 4, for having praised Brokeback Mountain, a motion picture celebrating perversity, in early-2006. Nothing but nothing will happen to Niederauer for choosing to spend the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, Sunday, October 7, 2007, which is also Respect Life Sunday in the conciliar structures in the United States of America, for choosing to spend the day at the infamous Most Holy Redeemer Church in San Francisco on the very same day that the parish will have a "booth" at the perverted "Castro Street Fair." Here is the story from the California Catholic Daily, which has been edited in a few places so as to remove references that too graphic (a link is provided to the full text with the proviso that young children and those easily scandalized must be kept away from its contents):

Archbishop George Niederauer will preside and give the homily at the 10 a.m. Mass at Most Holy Redeemer parish in San Francisco on Sunday, Oct. 7 -- the same day the parish will have a booth at the homosexual Castro Street Fair. The archbishop’s visit comes just a week after the parish held a drag show to benefit AIDS victims, despite requests that the archdiocese cancel the event.

“Twelve famed drag queens. One pageant. BLOOD!” read an advertisement for the “unveiling of the 2008 Desperate Diva calendar,” held Sept. 29 at Most Holy Redeemer. The parish is well known as being “gay-friendly.” In September 2006, the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,” the “leading-edge order of queer nuns,” whose official slogan is “go forth and sin some more,” held a bingo fundraiser at the parish’s Ellard Hall. Another bingo fundraiser was scheduled for early November of 2006, but on Oct. 31, the archdiocese canceled the event and the groups’ lease on the hall.

But last week’s parish drag show went on as scheduled, apparently with no intervention by the archdiocese. A California Catholic Daily reader contacted the archdiocese on the day before the event urging that it be canceled, but the archdiocese has made, thus far, no statement about it. A request for information to the archdiocese by California Catholic Daily went unanswered as of press time.

Last October, the parish held a special prayer service for the “gay community,” presided over by Jesuit Fr. Donal Godfrey, who has just published Gays and Grays: The Story of the Gay Community at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish. At the service, Godfrey said the parish was the place where the rainbow flag “was first invented… for use at San Francisco’s Gay Pride in 1978.” On Sept. 30, according to the parish bulletin, Fr. Godfrey held a book-signing after the 10 a.m. Mass “to celebrate” the book being published.

The Sept. 23 parish bulletin carried a “Report to the Parish” on its Reconnecting group for those interested in coming back to the Church. According to the report, Reconnecting includes talks “about Sex and Sexuality and the doctrine of Primacy of Conscience and how you properly form your own conscience as an adult.” But, says the report, “in order to be a good Catholic, whatever that is, you do not have to Amen everything that Rome says, but it sure does help if you know how to disagree the right way.". . . .

The Castro Street Fair, to be held on the same day as the archbishop’s visit, was first held in 1974, according to thecastro.net, which notes “the event has grown into a tradition as meaningful as the gay pride parade. It’s another excuse for the tribe to come together and celebrate community pride…”

Most Holy Redeemer’s parish bulletin says that, following the reception and coffee hour for the archbishop, parishioners will then attend the Castro Street Fair, where the parish will have a booth and a "Parking Lot Fundraiser by the Young Adult Group."

Most Holy Redeemer parish is also one of the beneficiaries of the proceeds from the fair, along with the homosexual Metropolitan Community Church, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, and others, according to the fair’s web site. What will he tell them?


Perhaps "Archbishop" Niederauer will deliver a powerful sermon against the vice of perverted sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandment, explaining also that those who are inclined to the commission of such sins are need of spiritual direction (and solid Catholic counseling) to cure them of this unnatural inclination. A Catholic bishop who had an opportunity to speak before people committed to the celebration of one of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance, the Sin of Sodom, would make the following points:

1) God's love for us is an act of His divine will, the ultimate expression of which is the salvation of our immortal souls.

2) Our love for others must be premised on willing for them what God wills for us: their salvation.

3) We love no one authentically if we do or say anything, either by omission or commission, which reaffirms him in a life of unrepentant sin.

4) God hates sin. He wills the sinner to repent of his sins by cooperating with the graces He won for them on the wood of the Holy Cross.

5) Sin is what caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer unspeakable horrors on the wood of the Holy Cross and caused His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart to be thrust through with Seven Swords of Sorrow.

6) No one can say that he loves Our Lord or Our Lady if he persist in sin unrepentantly and/or celebrates the commission of sin in public acts of defiance against the binding precepts of the Divine positive law and the Natural Law.

7) Each sin darkens the intellect and weakens the will, inclining us all the more to sin and sin again. We must, therefore, resolve never to sin again and to do penance for our sins as Our Lady herself implored us to do when she appeared in th Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal, ninety years ago.

8) It is therefore forbidden for anyone of this parish or diocese to participate or support, whether morally or financially, any event whatsoever that celebrates any sin, whether natural or unnatural, and/or encourages people to persist in sin as a legitimate "lifestyle."

9) One of the Spiritual Works of Mercy is to admonish the sinner. We have an obligation to admonish those who are in lives on unrepentant sin to turn away from their lives of sin and to strive to pursue the heights of sanctity.

10) God has compassion on all erring sinners, meaning each one of us. He understands our weakness. He exhorts us, as He exhorted the woman caught in adultery, to "Go, and commit this sin no more."

11) It is not an act of "love" for people to persist in unrepentant sins with others.

12) It is not an act of "judgmentalness" or "intolerance" to exhort people who are living lives of unrepentant sin to reform their lives lest their souls wind up in Hell for eternity.

13) Mortal Sins cast out Sanctifying Grace from the soul. Those steeped in unrepentant mortal sin are the captives of the devil until they make a good and sincere Confession.

14) Certain sins cry out to Heaven for vengeance. Sodomy is one of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance.

15) Those engaged in natural or unnatural acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments do not "love" the individuals with whom they are sinning. Authentic love cannot exist in a soul committed to a life against the Commandments of God and the eternal welfare of one's own soul, no less the souls of others.

16) Those engaged in natural  or unnatural acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments are not fit to adopt children.

17) Those engaged in natural or unnatural acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments are not fit to adopt children because their very sinful lives put into jeopardy the eternal of the souls of the children they seek to adopt. It is not possible for people who are sinning unrepentantly to teach children to hate sin as God hates sin. They are immersed in sin. Pope Pius XI put it this way in Casti Connubii, 1930:

But Christian parents must also understand that they are destined not only to propagate and preserve the human race on earth, indeed not only to educate any kind of worshippers of the true God, but children who are to become members of the Church of Christ, to raise up fellow-citizens of the Saints, and members of God's household, that the worshippers of God and Our Savior may daily increase.


18) Those engaged in unnatural, perverse acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments are further unfit to adopt children because they have no right in the Divine positive law or the natural law to live together as a "couple."  Once again, Pope Pius XI's Casti Connubii:

Nor must We omit to remark, in fine, that since the duty entrusted to parents for the good of their children is of such high dignity and of such great importance, every use of the faculty given by God for the procreation of new life is the right and the privilege of the married state alone, by the law of God and of nature, and must be confined absolutely within the sacred limits of that state.


19) Those engaged in unnatural, perverse acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandment have no right in the Divine positive law or the natural law to present a "model" of parenthood that is from the devil himself. The words that Saint Paul wrote about perversity in Rome in his own day are quite apropos of our own:

Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use against which is their nature.

And in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.

And as they liked not to  have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy.

Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them.  (Romans 1: 24-32)

20) Matrimony was elevated to a Sacrament by Our Lord at the wedding feast in Cana. The Holy Sacrament of Matrimony is entered into by one man and by one woman to achieve these ends: the procreation and education of children, the mutual good of the spouses, a remedy for concupiscence. Pope Pius XI noted this in Casti Connubii:

This conjugal faith, however, which is most aptly called by St. Augustine the "faith of chastity" blooms more freely, more beautifully and more nobly, when it is rooted in that more excellent soil, the love of husband and wife which pervades all the duties of married life and holds pride of place in Christian marriage. For matrimonial faith demands that husband and wife be joined in an especially holy and pure love, not as adulterers love each other, but as Christ loved the Church. This precept the Apostle laid down when he said: "Husbands, love your wives as Christ also loved the Church,"[24] that Church which of a truth He embraced with a boundless love not for the sake of His own advantage, but seeking only the good of His Spouse.[25] The love, then, of which We are speaking is not that based on the passing lust of the moment nor does it consist in pleasing words only, but in the deep attachment of the heart which is expressed in action, since love is proved by deeds. This outward expression of love in the home demands not only mutual help but must go further; must have as its primary purpose that man and wife help each other day by day in forming and perfecting themselves in the interior life, so that through their partnership in life they may advance ever more and more in virtue, and above all that they may grow in true love toward God and their neighbor, on which indeed "dependeth the whole Law and the Prophets." For all men of every condition, in whatever honorable walk of life they may be, can and ought to imitate that most perfect example of holiness placed before man by God, namely Christ Our Lord, and by God's grace to arrive at the summit of perfection, as is proved by the example set us of many saints.

This mutual molding of husband and wife, this determined effort to perfect each other, can in a very real sense, as the Roman Catechism teaches, be said to be the chief reason and purpose of matrimony, provided matrimony be looked at not in the restricted sense as instituted for the proper conception and education of the child, but more widely as the blending of life as a whole and the mutual interchange and sharing thereof.

21) It is never permissible to put even one child into spiritual, if not physical, jeopardy by claiming that so many others would be helped if the Church did not cooperate with an unjust law. Our Lord said that it would be better for one to have a millstone thrown around his neck and thrown into a lake than to lead one of his little ones astray. He was not joking.

22) Repent of the evil you have done. Live lives of penance and mortification worthy of Saint Francis of Assisi. Pray as many Rosaries as you can each day of our life. Repent. Pray and work for the conversion of those with whom you have sinned. Get to the Sacred Tribunal of Penance on a weekly basis.


A Catholic bishop would not hesitate to make these points. Perhaps George Niederauer will return to the Catholic Faith on Sunday, October 7, 2007. This would not make a him a true bishop. However, he would certainly help the cause of his own salvation by using the opportunity given him to speak before people who celebrate their perverse sins if he made the points noted above. The likelihood of his doing so? Well, miracles are possible, are they not?

If, however, George Niederauer even passively reaffirms the perverts in attendance at the non-Mass at Most Holy Redeemer Church in San Francisco, California, on Sunday, October 7, 2007, by speaking generically about "love" and "tolerance" and "acceptance" as part of 'Respect Life" Sunday, then the responsibility for this rests squarely at the very doorstep of Joseph Ratzinger himself. Why? Well, it's kind of simple: Joseph Ratzinger appointed George Niederauer, who was in seminary with Roger Mahony and Tod Brown and William Levada, each of whom remains in power courtesy of, you got it, Joseph Ratzinger. Ah, yes, the allegedly great friend of Tradition, Joseph Ratzinger, is also the friend of pervert-friendly reprobate conciliar "bishops" who do grave, grave harm to the souls for whom Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday.

The abandonment of the good of souls represented by the promotion of perversity in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism is symptomatic of conciliarism's de facto embrace of the heresy of universal salvation by refusing to seek with urgency the unconditional conversion of every soul on the face of this earth. The unheard-of-crime of "inter-religious" dialogue" is premised upon the belief that adherents of false religions are more or less assured of the salvation of their immortal souls even if they persist  in their adherence to their false beliefs until the day they die. Why should not the same spiritual crime be committed against those who are steeped in sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance? This is all at the very doorstep of Joseph Ratzinger himself.

It must never be forgotten, ladies and gentlemen, that Joseph Ratzinger personally approved The Nativity Story, which contains blasphemy against the Mother of God and Saint Joseph and Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself, to have is "world premiere" at the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican on November 26, 2006. Joseph Ratzinger either did not see this blasphemy, which included portraying Our Lady as a sulky teenager, thereby denying the gift of Integrity that was hers as a result of her Immaculate Conception, or did not believe it to be important enough to not only condemn the motion picture outright but to give it his own endorsement. This is on his immortal soul. He personally countenanced "Archbishop" John Foley, the President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, to introduce this blasphemous motion picture at its world premiere. Ah, yes, Joseph Ratzinger, the eternal friend of Tradition. Perhaps Our Blessed Lord and Saviour does not look so kindly upon this "friend of Tradition" who dares to countenance blasphemies against His own Most Blessed Mother and leaves men in power who spit on Him as they reaffirm others in their unrepentant sins of perversity.

The evidence mounts daily concerning the descent of the counterfeit church of conciliarism deeper and deeper into an abyss of total corruption and apostasy. Joseph Ratzinger acknowledges none of it. He countenances it all. What a true tragedy that so many in the Motu world are given Ratzinger just as much of a pass now that those in the "conservative" world, and I used to be one of them, thank you, gave to Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II during his over twenty-six years of apostasy and betrayal. Karol Wojtyla was responsible for the likes of Joseph Bernardin and Tod Brown and George Niederauer and William Levada and Roger Mahony and Matthew Clark and Kenneth Untener, keeping each power after he had appointed and/or promoted them.

While we must recognize that our own sins are responsible in large measure for the problems of the present moment, seeking always to do reparation for them as the consecrated slaves of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, we must also flee from everything to do with conciliarism and its false shepherds, recognizing that Pope Leo XIII really meant it when he wrote in Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896:

The Church, founded on these principles and mindful of her office, has done nothing with greater zeal and endeavour than she has displayed in guarding the integrity of the faith. Hence she regarded as rebels and expelled from the ranks of her children all who held beliefs on any point of doctrine different from her own. The Arians, the Montanists, the Novatians, the Quartodecimans, the Eutychians, did not certainly reject all Catholic doctrine: they abandoned only a certain portion of it. Still who does not know that they were declared heretics and banished from the bosom of the Church? In like manner were condemned all authors of heretical tenets who followed them in subsequent ages. "There can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison, infect the real and simple faith taught by our Lord and handed down by Apostolic tradition" (Auctor Tract. de Fide Orthodoxa contra Arianos).

The practice of the Church has always been the same, as is shown by the unanimous teaching of the Fathers, who were wont to hold as outside Catholic communion, and alien to the Church, whoever would recede in the least degree from any point of doctrine proposed by her authoritative Magisterium. Epiphanius, Augustine, Theodore :, drew up a long list of the heresies of their times. St. Augustine notes that other heresies may spring up, to a single one of which, should any one give his assent, he is by the very fact cut off from Catholic unity. "No one who merely disbelieves in all (these heresies) can for that reason regard himself as a Catholic or call himself one. For there may be or may arise some other heresies, which are not set out in this work of ours, and, if any one holds to one single one of these he is not a Catholic" (S. Augustinus, De Haeresibus, n. 88).

The need of this divinely instituted means for the preservation of unity, about which we speak is urged by St. Paul in his epistle to the Ephesians. In this he first admonishes them to preserve with every care concord of minds: "Solicitous to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Eph. iv., 3, et seq.). And as souls cannot be perfectly united in charity unless minds agree in faith, he wishes all to hold the same faith: "One Lord, one faith," and this so perfectly one as to prevent all danger of error: "that henceforth we be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the wickedness of men, by cunning craftiness, by which they lie in wait to deceive" (Eph. iv., 14): and this he teaches is to be observed, not for a time only - "but until we all meet in the unity of faith...unto the measure of the age of the fullness of Christ" (13). But, in what has Christ placed the primary principle, and the means of preserving this unity? In that - "He gave some Apostles - and other some pastors and doctors, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ" (11-12).


With the help of Our Lady of the Rosary, we must live penitentially as we seek out the shelter of the catacombs. We may not be forced to pay the supreme price of our own very physical lives, as did those valiant disciples of Saint Benedict, Saint Placidus and his companions, but we must be ever willing to do so, also recognizing that our lives of "white" or "dry" martyrdom of being considered crazy and schismatic and disloyal for recognizing that those who defect from the Catholic Faith cannot hold ecclesiastical office legitimately will be used by Our Lady in ways that will only be made manifest to us in eternity, please God we persist until our dying breaths in states of Sanctifying Grace.

Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us now and the hour of our deaths. Amen.


All to you, Blessed Mother. All to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you. Save souls!


Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.


Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Therese Lisieux, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Saint Placidus and Companions, pray for us.

Saint Bruno, pray for us.

Saint Wenceslaus, pray for us.

Saint Jerome, pray for us.

Saint Remigius, pray for us.

Saint Clotilde, pray for us.

Saints Cosmas and Damian, pray for us.

Pope Saint Linus, pray for us.

Saint Peter Nolasco, pray for us.

Saint Raymond Pennafort, pray for us.

Saint Raymond Nonnatus, pray for us.

Saint Thecla, pray for us.

Saint Matthew, pray for us.

Saint Eustachius and Family, pray for us.

Saint Leonard of Port Maurice, pray for us.

Saint Joseph Cupertino, pray for us.

Saint Januarius, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Saints Cornelius and Cyprian, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius X, pray for us.

Saint Giles, pray for us.

Saint Stephen of Hungary, pray for us.

Saint Rose of Lima, pray for us.

Saint Nicomedes, pray for us.

Saint Joseph Calasanctius, pray for us.

Pope Saint Zephyrinus, pray for us.

Saint Louis IX, King of France, pray for us.

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, pray for us.

Saint Bartholomew, pray for us.

Saint Philip Benizi, pray for us.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, pray for us.

Saint John Eudes, pray for us.

Saint Hyacinth, pray for us, pray for us.

Saint Agapitus, pray for us.

Saint Helena, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saint Clare of Assisi, pray for us.

Saint Athanasius, pray for us.

Saint Irenaeus, pray for us.

Saints Monica, pray for us.

Saint Jude, pray for us.

Saint John the Beloved, pray for us.

Saint Francis Solano, pray for us.

Saint John Bosco, pray for us.

Saint Dominic Savio, pray for us.

Saint  Scholastica, pray for us.

Saint Benedict, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, pray for us.

Saint Antony of the Desert, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Saint Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.

Saint Bonaventure, pray for us.

Saint Augustine, pray for us.

Saint Francis Xavier, pray for us.

Saint Peter Damian, pray for us.

Saint Turibius, pray for us.

Saint Francis Solano, pray for us.

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, pray for us.

Saint Lucy, pray for us.

Saint Monica, pray for us.

Saint Agatha, pray for us.

Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us.

Saint Basil the Great, pray for us.

Saint Philomena, pray for us.

Saint Cecilia, pray for us.

Saint John Mary Vianney, pray for us.

Saint Vincent de Paul, pray for us.

Saint Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Saint Athanasius, pray for us.

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us.

Saint Isaac Jogues, pray for us.

Saint Rene Goupil, pray for us.

Saint John Lalonde, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel Lalemont, pray for us.

Saint Noel Chabanel, pray for us.

Saint Charles Garnier, pray for us.

Saint Anthony Daniel, pray for us.

Saint John DeBrebeuf, pray for us.

Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, pray for us.

Saint Therese Lisieux, pray for us.

Saint Lucy, pray for us.

Saint Dominic, pray for us.

Saint Hyacinth, pray for us.

Saint Basil, pray for us.

Saint Benedict, pray for us.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, pray for us.

Saint Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Saint Sebastian, pray for us.

Saint Tarcisius, pray for us.

Saint Bridget of Sweden, pray for us.

Saint Gerard Majella, pray for us.

Saint John of the Cross, pray for us.

Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette Soubirous, pray for us.

Saint Genevieve, pray for us.

Saint Vincent de Paul, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius V, pray for us.

Saint Rita of Cascia, pray for us.

Saint Louis de Montfort, pray for us.

Blessed Humbeline, pray for us.

Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich, pray for us.

Venerable Pauline Jaricot, pray for us.

Father Miguel Augustin Pro, pray for us.

Francisco Marto, pray for us.

Jacinta Marto, pray for us.

Juan Diego, pray for us.

Father Maximilian Kolbe,M.I., pray for us.

Father Frederick Faber, pray for us.


The Longer Version of the Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer, composed by Pope Leo XIII, 1888

O glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil.  Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil.  Fight this day the battle of our Lord, together with  the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in heaven.  That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels.  Behold this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage.  Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the Name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay, and cast into eternal perdition, souls destined for the crown of eternal glory.  That wicked dragon pours out. as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.  These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on Her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck the sheep may be scattered.  Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory.  They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious powers of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude.  Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church.  Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations.  Amen.

Verse: Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.

Response: The Lion of the Tribe of Juda has conquered the root of David.

Verse: Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.

Response: As we have hoped in Thee.

Verse: O Lord hear my prayer.

Response: And let my cry come unto Thee.

Verse: Let us pray.  O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as suppliants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin, immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of our souls. 

Response:  Amen.  


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