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                       June 28, 2006

Find a Place to Save Your Soul

by Thomas A. Droleskey

Conciliarism has next-to-nothing to do with Catholicism. Let me repeat myself so that those desirous of throwing rocks at me can start doing so immediately: conciliarism, that is, the ethos of the Second Vatican Council, exemplified by Dignitatis Humanae and Gaudium et Spes (and also by Pope John XXIII's Opening Address to the Council), has next-to-nothing to do with Catholicism. Start firing your rocks.

There has never been a time in the Church when those who lay claim to ecclesiastical offices have so utterly flushed the authentic patrimony of the Church without a word of protest from any bishop anywhere in the world as this is being done. Sure, the Gnostics who were fought by Saint Irenaeus sought to infiltrate themselves in the very marrow of the Church Militant here on Earth. Saint Irenaeus, a bishop, fought against them. Saint Athanasius and countless others, including Saint Basil and Saint Nicholas, fought against the Arians. No bishop says a word as infidels are left to live and to die with the stain of Original Sin on their souls so as to abide by the conciliarist heresy of religious liberty and a distortion of the word conscience that makes it completely unacceptable to "proselytize" those in our "modern" era of pluralism. Not one bishop raises a word of protest. Not one bishop speaks of how previous Successors of the Apostles fought against heresies and heretics. What chance, therefore, does the average Catholic, who has been subjected to endless novelties, both liturgical and doctrinal, in the past forty years, have of seeing that reports such as the one below are a rejection of the very work of the Church, from the time of the Apostles to the time of the ascent to power of Angelo Roncalli, to evangelize souls by seeking their conversion as urgently as possible?

Migrant workers from Christian, Muslim and other backgrounds have common interests and should seek to support each other, the final text of the twelfth plenary session of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People declared last week.

Overall the statement also encourages the Catholic Church to move away from a Christendom mentality and to embrace social pluralism, women’s perspectives, integrated education, the rejection of religious sectarianism and violence, and a recognition of common humanity in and through differences of belief.

Entitled 'Migration and itinerancy from and towards majority Islamic countries', the new Vatican document explores these issues through “the global phenomenon of human mobility” and examines a range of religious and spiritual challenges – alongside social, cultural, economic and political concerns.

Says the Pontifical Council: “Catholics, in particular, are called to practice solidarity with Muslim immigrants, to be open to sharing with them and to know more about their culture and religion. At the same time they are [able] to bear witness to their own Christian values in the light of [the] new evangelization, which of course respects freedom of conscience and religion.”

The ‘new evangelisation’ is a Catholic pastoral process of formation whereby the Gospel is discovered and shared through listening and dialogue – rather than through the manipulations of proselytism.

The statement calls for a mutual process of acceptance and integration, claiming: “While it is necessary to welcome Muslim immigrants with respect for their religious freedom, it is likewise indispensable for them to respect the cultural and religious identity of the host societies.”

The Council suggests that the principle of reciprocity requires a distinction to be drawn between elements of a religious or social culture which need to be respected and those which may threaten or marginalize others. The role of legislation is to maintain public space and civil rights for all.

The statement continues: “It is therefore necessary to move towards a distinction between the civil and the religious spheres in Islamic countries, too. In any case, it is fundamental, in this context, to distinguish between the West and Christianity, because often Christian values no longer inspire the attitude, position or actions (also with regard to public opinion) in the so-called western world.”

Regarding the situation in a number Islamic-majority countries, the Pontifical Council declares: “Christians and migrant workers in general, who are [often] poor and without real contractual power, have great difficulty in having their human rights recognised.” It says that Muslim nations should be expected to practice the minority rights they rightly expect elsewhere.

The document also speaks of the need for a renewed commitment “to involve women in decision making, especially in issues affecting them, as well as in the work of convincing parents to provide girls with an education equivalent to that given to boys, who should obviously include ethical formation.”

The section on schools and education emphasizes that it is “also important to assure education to the new generations, because the school has a fundamental role to play in overcoming the conflict of ignorance and prejudices; and [it is also important] to have a correct and objective knowledge of the other's [beliefs], with special attention to the freedom of conscience and religion.”

It goes on: “Muslim parents and religious leaders must be helped to understand the righteous intentions of the western educational systems and the concrete consequences of their refusal of the education imparted in the schools of these systems within which their children live.”

The Pontifical Council argues that religious, civil and human rights are mutually necessary in secular, Muslim-majority and Christian-majority contexts, and that conflict needs to be addressed with a definite intention to prevent war, violence and terrorism.

“It is in any case necessary to avoid the abusive use of religion to inculcate hatred for believers of other religions, or for ideological and political reasons,” the document asserts.

It concludes: “It is therefore hoped that Muslim and Christian intellectuals, in the name of a common humanism and out of their respective beliefs, would pose for themselves stark questions about the use of violence, often still perpetrated in the name of their religions.”

Saints Peter and Paul, whose joint feast day is tomorrow, June 29, would be calling down the wrath of God upon the reprobates responsible for this betrayal to preach the Gospel and to teach everything that Our Lord has revealed to us through the Catholic Church until the end of time. The following two passages need to be quoted again so as to understand the depth of the apostolic depravity at work here:

The ‘new evangelisation’ is a Catholic pastoral process of formation whereby the Gospel is discovered and shared through listening and dialogue – rather than through the manipulations of proselytism.

The statement calls for a mutual process of acceptance and integration, claiming: “While it is necessary to welcome Muslim immigrants with respect for their religious freedom, it is likewise indispensable for them to respect the cultural and religious identity of the host societies.”

Were the Apostles and all of the missionaries of the Church prior to 1958 "manipulators of proselytism"? Do the delusional, insane nitwits who wrote this document believe, as Vienna's Christoph Cardinal Schonborn does, that Mohammedanism is in the least bit open to the conciliarist heresy of religious freedom? Alas, this is what happens when the the authentic patrimony of the Catholic Faith is abandoned in a rush in favor of novelty. The sensus Catholicus is replaced by an insane sense of one's own ability to create "structures" and "paradigms" to deal with allegedly "new" situations facing the world. This is nothing other than the recrudescence of semi-Pelagianism, the belief that man is more or less self-redemptive and that he can on his own powers start the work of saving himself and the world without a prevenient grace. Semi-Pelagianism is only one of the multifaceted and inter-related heresies that constitute the synthesis of all heresies, Modernism, that is at the heart of conciliarism.

The report above, which concludes with a call for a "common humanism," not even the Christian humanism of Saint Thomas More or Saint Francis de Sales, stands in stark contrast to the absolute necessity of proselytizing the Catholic Faith for the good of the souls of infidels and of defending Christendom from invasions, whether by migration or armed military force, of hordes of people whose false religions aim to strike a lethal blow at Catholicism and all of the remaining vestiges, such as they are, of Christendom in the world.

The "new evangelization," therefore, is at odds with the work of Charles Martel, who repelled the Mohammedans at the Battle of Poitiers in 732 A.D.

The "new evangelization," therefore, is at odds with the work of Pope Urban II, who sought in 1095 to reclaim the churches of the East and the Holy Land itself for Christendom from the Mohammedan hordes.

The "new evangelization" (or Barneyization, "I love you, you love me, we're as happy as we can be"), therefore, is at odds with the efforts of Saint Vincent Ferrer, O.P., who, incidentally, followed an anti-pope during part of the Great Schism, to convert thousands of Moors (and Jews) to the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation.

The "new evangelization" is at odds, as I pointed out last week in Spiritual Insanity Writ Large, with the work of Don Juan of Austria and Jan Sobieski of Poland to save Europe from the Mohammedans at the Battles of Lepanto and the Gates of Vienna, respectively, both of whom prayed Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary to vanquish the Mohammedan hordes.

The "new evangelization" is at odds with these words of the first pope, Saint Peter, himself:

For we have not by following artificial fables, made known to you the power, and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ; but we were eyewitnesses of his greatness. For he received from God the Father, honour and glory: this voice coming down to him from the excellent glory: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And this voice we heard brought from heaven, when we were with him in the holy mount. And we have the more firm prophetical word: whereunto you do well to attend, as to a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Understanding this first, that no prophecy of scripture is made by private interpretation.  (2 Pt. 1: 16-20)

But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers, who shall bring in sects of perdition, and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their riotousnesses, through whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their perdition slumbereth not. For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but delivered them, drawn down by infernal ropes to the lower hell, unto torments, to be reserved unto judgment: And spared not the original world, but preserved Noe, the eighth person, the preacher of justice, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly. (2 Pt. 2: 1-5)

Mohammedans believe in a false god. They deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. "Getting to know" the beliefs of Mohammedans involves understanding that their false, diabolical religion is rooted in violence and means to conquer the last remaining vestiges of Christendom, that has been pretty much vanquished by Protestantism and Freemasonry and conciliarism's own accommodation with these twin evils, from the face of the earth. Even Mohammedans, now again, admit this quite openly, albeit not willing to admit the false prophet Mohammed and his false Koran enshrine the violence that they understand is part of Mohammedan culture.

The following June 23, 2006, report on www.worldnetdaily.com (a site I do not recommend at all because of its lewd and suggestive advertising) indicates that one Mohammedan was willing to admit, without going the very heart of the false religion itself, a partial truth about Mohammedanism:

In stark contrast to the Arab world's many defenders of jihad, a member of Saudi Arabia's Shura Council says terrorism is the product of a flaw in Arab-Muslim culture in which "the other" does not deserve to live.

Translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI, a May 23 broadcast on Saudi TV's Channel 1 has the interviewer asking Saudi Shura Council member Ibrahim Al-Buleihi the following: "Some elements in Arab and Muslim societies have intensified the hostility towards Arabs and Muslims, through their acts of violence and terrorism, to the point that we see images of slaughtering the other – American or European – live on TV."

Al-Buleihi responded:

"In my opinion, we should not describe these people as deviant. This is the product of our culture. …

"They are the product of a culture that believes the other does not deserve to live, and is an absolute enemy with whom no understanding is possible. …


There is a fundamental flaw in our culture that leads to this behavior. This ideology, which was advocated by Sayyid Qutb [a 20th century Egyptian intellectual associated with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood], and which is implemented by those who kill innocent people – women, children, and people who have done nothing wrong – did not emerge out of thin air, but is the product of this culture. This is a one-dimensional culture, a culture of tyranny – tyranny in culture, in politics, in society, in the family, and in everything.

"The 'other' does not have to be someone completely different. When we disagree with someone, even over a shoe-shine, we regard him as the 'other,' we boycott him, we excommunicate him, defame him, level accusations at him, and so on."

Some might protest by saying that the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People is not making a dogmatic statement, that this exercise in delusional thinking has not been "officially" sanctioned by Pope Benedict XVI. and that the views expressed by the council would not be an assault against dogma, representing only a mistaken "prudential judgment." To these people I say the following: Get a grip! This does touch on dogma. The statement of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People reflects the perfectly the conciliarist approach to the "modern world." It reflects perfectly the error of "universal salvation" promoted by Benedict's mentor, the late Hans Urs von Balthasar.  It reflects perfectly Benedict's repeated call for a "healthy secularism" or "healthy laicism," a call that rejects totally and completely the immutable teaching of the confessionally Catholic state, no less the necessity of restoring it in practice. This statement is the product of conciliarism, not an anomaly of it whatsoever.

Pope Gregory XVI, one of those "preconciliar" popes who are viewed, in practical terms, as anti-popes by the conciliarists, smashed the whole ethos of Dignitatis Humane and Gaudium et Spes to smithereens in Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832:

Now We consider another abundant source of the evils with which the Church is afflicted at present: indifferentism. This perverse opinion is spread on all sides by the fraud of the wicked who claim that it is possible to obtain the eternal salvation of the soul by the profession of any kind of religion, as long as morality is maintained. Surely, in so clear a matter, you will drive this deadly error far from the people committed to your care. With the admonition of the apostle that "there is one God, one faith, one baptism" may those fear who contrive the notion that the safe harbor of salvation is open to persons of any religion whatever. They should consider the testimony of Christ Himself that "those who are not with Christ are against Him," and that they disperse unhappily who do not gather with Him. Therefore "without a doubt, they will perish forever, unless they hold the Catholic faith whole and inviolate." Let them hear Jerome who, while the Church was torn into three parts by schism, tells us that whenever someone tried to persuade him to join his group he always exclaimed: "He who is for the See of Peter is for me."A schismatic flatters himself falsely if he asserts that he, too, has been washed in the waters of regeneration. Indeed Augustine would reply to such a man: "The branch has the same form when it has been cut off from the vine; but of what profit for it is the form, if it does not live from the root?"

This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it. "But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error," as Augustine was wont to say. When all restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to ruin. Then truly "the bottomless pit" is open from which John saw smoke ascending which obscured the sun, and out of which locusts flew forth to devastate the earth. Thence comes transformation of minds, corruption of youths, contempt of sacred things and holy laws -- in other words, a pestilence more deadly to the state than any other. Experience shows, even from earliest times, that cities renowned for wealth, dominion, and glory perished as a result of this single evil, namely immoderate freedom of opinion, license of free speech, and desire for novelty.

Here We must include that harmful and never sufficiently denounced freedom to publish any writings whatever and disseminate them to the people, which some dare to demand and promote with so great a clamor. We are horrified to see what monstrous doctrines and prodigious errors are disseminated far and wide in countless books, pamphlets, and other writings which, though small in weight, are very great in malice. We are in tears at the abuse which proceeds from them over the face of the earth. Some are so carried away that they contentiously assert that the flock of errors arising from them is sufficiently compensated by the publication of some book which defends religion and truth. Every law condemns deliberately doing evil simply because there is some hope that good may result. Is there any sane man who would say poison ought to be distributed, sold publicly, stored, and even drunk because some antidote is available and those who use it may be snatched from death again and again.

How interesting it is, once again, as I pointed out recently in Communion With Novelty?, that conciliarists and those traditional Catholics who serve as the apologists for the Modernist heresy of Americanism ignore the wisdom of Mirari Vos, repeating over and over again, as though they are trying to convince themselves of something that they know is not rue, that there are some advantages accruing to the true Faith as a result of permitting false religions to proselytize their beliefs publicly as a guaranteed "civil right." With Saint Augustine, however, we must, as Catholics, think and say, "But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error." And it is precisely the death of the souls of infidels that is guaranteed with Catholics believe that it is not necessary to directly engage them in the very proselytizing efforts begun by the Apostles on Pentecost Sunday. Saint Vincent Ferrer preached and won converts to the Faith from Judaism and Mohammedanism. Does any Catholic want to assert with a straight face that the graces won for us on Calvary by the shedding of every single drop of Our Lord's Most Precious Blood is not as efficacious now as it was in the late-Fourteenth and early-Fifteenth Centuries?

Pope Leo XIII put it this way in Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890:

The chief elements of this duty consist in professing openly and unflinchingly the Catholic doctrine, and in propagating it to the utmost of our power. For, as is often said, with the greatest truth, there is nothing so hurtful to Christian wisdom as that it should not be known, since it possesses, when loyally received, inherent power to drive away error. So soon as Catholic truth is apprehended by a simple and unprejudiced soul, reason yields assent. Now, faith, as a virtue, is a great boon of divine grace and goodness; nevertheless, the objects themselves to which faith is to be applied are scarcely known in any other way than through the hearing. "How shall they believe Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? Faith then cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ."Since, then, faith is necessary for salvation, it follows that the word of Christ must be preached. The office, indeed, of preaching, that is, of teaching, lies by divine right in the province of the pastors, namely, of the bishops whom "the Holy Spirit has placed to rule the Church of God.'' It belongs, above all, to the Roman Pontiff, vicar of Jesus Christ, established as head of the universal Church, teacher of all that pertains to morals and faith.

No one, however, must entertain the notion that private individuals are prevented from taking some active part in this duty of teaching, especially those on whom God has bestowed gifts of mind with the strong wish of rendering themselves useful. These, so often as circumstances demand, may take upon themselves, not, indeed, the office of the pastor, but the task of communicating to others what they have themselves received, becoming, as it were, living echoes of their masters in the faith. Such co-operation on the part of the laity has seemed to the Fathers of the Vatican Council so opportune and fruitful of good that they thought well to invite it. "All faithful Christians, but those chiefly who are in a prominent position, or engaged in teaching, we entreat, by the compassion of Jesus Christ, and enjoin by the authority of the same God and Savior, that they bring aid to ward off and eliminate these errors from holy Church, and contribute their zealous help in spreading abroad the light of undefiled faith.'' Let each one, therefore, bear in mind that he both can and should, so far as may be, preach the Catholic faith by the authority of his example, and by open and constant profession of the obligations it imposes. In respect, consequently, to the duties that bind us to God and the Church, it should be borne earnestly in mind that in propagating Christian truth and warding off errors the zeal of the laity should, as far as possible, be brought actively into play.

Pope Leo XIII understood that the Faith must be preached. Converts must be sought. It is a sin against the Supernatural Acts of Charity not to instruct the ignorant or to admonish the sinner. Alas, the conciliarist ethos believes that "dialogue," which is really a euphemism for a belief in the dialectical principle of the clash of ideas and beliefs, rejects the plain, certain statement of absolute truths as "insensitive" to the consciences of unbelievers. Saint Peter might as well stayed in the Upper Room on Pentecost Sunday if he had been possessed of the conciliarist mind.

Pope Pius IX's first encyclical letter, Qui Pluribus, November 9, 1846, dealt directly with one of the chief errors of the "new thinkers" and thus of conciliarism itself, that is due deference being paid to "human progress" in the teaching of the Catholic Faith:

It is with no less deceit, venerable brothers, that other enemies of divine revelation, with reckless and sacrilegious effrontery, want to import the doctrine of human progress into the Catholic religion. They extol it with the highest praise, as if religion itself were not of God but the work of men, or a philosophical discovery which can be perfected by human means. The charge which Tertullian justly made against the philosophers of his own time "who brought forward a Stoic and a Platonic and a Dialectical Christianity" can very aptly apply to those men who rave so pitiably. Our holy religion was not invented by human reason, but was most mercifully revealed by God; therefore, one can quite easily understand that religion itself acquires all its power from the authority of God who made the revelation, and that it can never be arrived at or perfected by human reason. In order not to be deceived and go astray in a matter of such great importance, human reason should indeed carefully investigate the fact of divine revelation. Having done this, one would be definitely convinced that God has spoken and therefore would show Him rational obedience, as the Apostle very wisely teaches. For who can possibly not know that all faith should be given to the words of God and that it is in the fullest agreement with reason itself to accept and strongly support doctrines which it has determined to have been revealed by God, who can neither deceive nor be deceived?

Please re-read earlier postings of mine (including A Patron Saint for Conciliarism?) that contained excerpts from Father Regis Scanlon's devastating critique of the Hegelian mindset of Hans Urs von Balthasar that is at the heart of Benedict XVI's work of claiming that unprecedented novelties can be seen as part of the Church's living tradition." No development in the Church can contradict anything that preceded it. Conciliarism, however, lives in its own delusional world, divorced from the sensus Catholicus as it goes about, to use the phrase of a priest who writes under a pseudonym, exalting a veritable "ecclesiogenesis," that is, the springing forth of a brand new church, a brand new religion, out of nothing.

Saint Irenaeus, whose feast day is today, fought Gnosticism with fierceness. A disciple of Saint Polycarp, who was a disciple of Saint John the Beloved, Saint Irenaeus had met some of the great Catholic figures of the Second Century, including Saint Justin Martyr. Irenaeus, who became the Bishop of Lyons, became a martyr himself, never flinching well before his martyrdom to defend the Faith in all circumstances, doing so particularly in his masterful work, Against Heresies. Consider this passage from Dom Prosper Gueranger's The Liturgical Year:

The loss of faith being the most radical and the deepest of all causes of estrangement from God, it is not surprising to observe the horror which heresy inspired in these days, when union with God was the one treasure longed for by all conditions and ages of life. The name Irenaeus signifies peace; and justifying this beautiful name, his condescending charity once led the Roman Pontiff himself to withhold the thunders he was on the point of hurling: the question at issue was one of no small importance--it was the celebration of Easter. Nevertheless, Irenaeus himself relates with regard to his master Polycarp, how when being asked by the heretic Marcion if he knew him, he replied: 'I know thee to be the first-born of Satan.' He also tells us that St. John, hearing that Cerinthus was in the same public edifice into which he had just entered, fled precipitately, for fear, as he said, that because of this enemy of truth the wall of the great building would crumble down upon them all; 'so great,' remarks the bishop of Lyons, 'was the fear the apostles and their disciples had of communicating, even by word, with any one of those who altered truth.'

None of us, unless we believe in the heresy of semi-Pelagianism, is going to turn the tide of conciliarism back by our own power, by our own words, whether spoken or written. Oh, we must do what we can to help souls to see the truth. Absolutely. We must not delude ourselves into thinking that there is some grand "strategy" to reclaim the Church at this point in her history. There is none, at least none of our own doing, that is.

No, Our Lady is going to have to intervene to do what the late William C. Koneazny said she would do: throw the bums out, which will happen when some pope actually consecrates Russia to her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart with all of the world's bishops. Tradition will be restored in the Church and Christendom, yes, the Social Reign of Christ the King, will be restored in the world.

What we must do in the meantime is to find a place, outside of the indult and all of its restrictions, to save our souls. (This is an exhortation, folks, not a condemnation.) If you are looking for perfection in this time when confusion is to be found absolutely everywhere you turn, forget about it. No group and no chapel is immune from problems. Some places where the Mass is offered beautifully in all of its glorious fullness suffer from the pestilence of Americanism, to be found in both the clergy and the laity and are more sanguine about the harmful of popular culture than should be the case. There are other places where the clergy get the doctrine of the Social Reign of Christ the King right but must fight an endless battle against the laity who are immersed in Americanism. There are yet other places where the doctrine is absolutely sound but the liturgical principles suffer from the preconciliar and conciliar influences that led to the Novus Ordo Missae. Back-biting and a lack of charity, which I have discussed recently in Little Charity, Smaller Hearts are found almost universally in traditional circles. There won't be any hint of improvement, no less perfection, anywhere, not that everything was so peachy-swell in the 1950s, until Our Lady's Fatima Message is fulfilled.

In the midst of all of this, however, we have to focus first and foremost on the salvation of our own immortal souls, which means that we must be Catholics who engage in the exercise of daily mental prayer, of assisting daily, where possible, at the Immemorial Mass of Tradition, of praying the family Rosary (all fifteen decades if at all possible), of getting to Confession on a weekly basis, of reading Scripture daily, of reading about the lives of the saints, especially at meal times, of fleeing from everything to do with conciliarism and from the popular culture from which it takes its driving force and seeks such a diabolical "reconciliation." The situation we face in the Church is beyond any of our "powers" to resolve. We must know what the situation is. We must trust in Our Lady as the consecrated slaves of her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart without ever growing discouraged. We must combat errors where and when we can. However, we must understand, ultimately, that what matters most is the salvation of our souls, which will be wrought in large measure by how well we bear charitably with those around us within the catacombs, to say nothing of how well and sincerely we pray for the conversion of those fomenting, whether in good conscience or maliciously, the errors of the present moment.

Flying unto the patronage of Our Lady and her chaste spouse, Saint Joseph, may we keep the loving but nevertheless firm spirit of Saint Irenaeus in mind as we take flight to save our souls and embrace with all of our hearts and souls the authentic patrimony of the Catholic Church without any concession to conciliarism whatsoever.

Vivat Christus Rex!

Cor Jesu Sacratissimum, miserere nobis.

Cor Jesu Sacratissimum, miserere nobis.

Cor Jesu Sacratissimum, miserere nobis.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, 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 Irenaeus, pray for us.

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, pray for us.

Saint Augustine, pray for us.

Saint Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.

Saint Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Saint Sebastian, pray for us.

Saint Tarcisius, pray for us.

Saint Lucy, pray for us.

Saint Agnes, pray for us.

Saint Agatha, pray for us.

Saint Bridget of Sweden, pray for us.

Saint Catherine of Sweden, pray for us.

Saint Philomena, pray for us.

Saint John of the Cross, pray for us.

Saint John Bosco, pray for us.

Saint John Mary Vianney, pray for us.

Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us.

Saint Therese Lisieux, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette Soubirous, pray for us.

Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, pray for us.

Blessed Pauline Jaricot, pray for us.

Blessed Francisco, pray for us.

Blessed Jacinta, pray for us.

Sister Lucia, 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.  

A Prayer in Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O most holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore Thee, I love Thee and with a lively sorrow for my sins, I offer Thee this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to Thy will. Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in Thee and for Thee. Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my afflictions; give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, Thy blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Within Thy Heart I place my every care. In every need let me come to Thee with humble trust saying, Heart of Jesus help me. 

Merciful Jesus, I consecrate myself today and always to Thy Most Sacred Heart. 

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus I implore, that I may ever love Thee more and more. 

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in Thee.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us! 

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe in Thy love for me. 

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy Kingdom Come. 

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, convert sinners, save the dying, deliver the Holy Souls in Purgatory






















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