Religious "Liberty" And Blasphemy
Thomas A. Droleskey
An article posted ten and one-half months ago,
The Goddess of Liberty, Thy Name is Blasphemy, explained that the exaltation of "civil liberty" divorced from a due submission to the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted exclusively to the Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication leads inevitable to the triumph of licentiousness as an ordinary feature of civil law and popular culture.
One of the most grotesque features of contemporary licentiousness is, of course, blasphemy, which is impossible for a pluralistic, religiously indifferentist society steeped in the ravages of one theological and naturalistic error after another to curb. What rational foundation is there, other than "respect" for the "diversity of beliefs," for the civil state to enact and enforce legislation to penalize blasphemous words and actions and art and theatrical/motion picture/television productions when the true God of Revelation and His true Church are not accorded official status by that civil state? One man's blasphemy is another man's "free speech" in our post-Catholic world of pluralism.
What is lost on "libertarians" and "statists" and other types of naturalists is that crimes against the true God of Revelation make a nation more vulnerable to decay from within and attacks from individual terrorists or foreign nations. No nation can consider itself just or worthy of God's blessings when it permits wanton acts of blasphemy to take place under cover of the civil law and to be promoted in every aspect of popular culture. Indeed a nation that permits wanton acts of blasphemy is deserving of God's wrath, not His blessings.
The true worship of God is the first obligation of men. It is also the first obligation of civil states. Pope after pope made this clear for the better part of nineteen centuries prior to the dawning of the age of conciliarism with the "election" of Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII on October 28, 1958. Even the pagans of antiquity who believed in a variety of false "gods" had elaborate public liturgies to give official state expression of the cultus that bound its people together. The rise of the naturalistic, religiously indifferentist, anti-Incarnational civil state of Modernity that treats all religions and irreligion itself as equal before the law has been a relatively recent phenomenon in the history of the world, starting with the religious indifferentism of the American founding and the anti-Incarnationalism of the French Revolution and the French First Republic, and we are eyewitnesses to the degeneration that has been wrought as a result.
We were given quite specific warnings about the degeneration that has taken place as false ideas lead logically and inevitably to bad consequences. Protestantism is false. All forms of naturalism are false. The only thing that can result from Protestantism, which is founded in a revolution against the Divine Plan that God Himself instituted to effect man's return to Him through the Catholic Church, and from naturalism, which convinces man that religious beliefs are irrelevant in the pursuit of the common temporal good and the conduct of daily life, is social degeneration, which must accelerate as time progresses with a corrective remedy provided by the conversion of men and their nation to the true Faith. A snowball increases its velocity as it gathers mass as it spirals downward a hill or a mountain in an avalanche. The same is true with the unfettered evils against God and His Holy Faith that have been let loose in the world as a result of the Protestant Revolution and Judeo-Masonry's promotion of the religiously indifferentist civil state.
The process of degeneration has accelerated in recent decades as a direct result of the counterfeit church of conciliarism and its bogus liturgies and sacramental rites that are devoid of Sanctifying Grace and have thus turned many Catholics into the modern equivalent of barbarians, believing in the same kind of pagan superstitions as did the savages who scalped and tortured the North American Martyrs (see We Must Do No Less).
Complementing this process of degeneration has been conciliarism's embrace of the insanity of "religious liberty," which contends that adherents of false religions have a "right" from God Himself to propagate their false beliefs publicly and that those false beliefs can "contribute" to the "building" of a better world, an assertion that is blasphemous on its face as Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ does not want the rational creatures He redeemed by means of shedding every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross to be confused about what He has revealed for their sanctification and salvation. It is tough enough to get to Heaven by overcoming our sins and faults in cooperation with the Sanctifying Graces won for us by Our Lord on Mount Calvary and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, without spending our lives in a welter of conflicting ideas and beliefs that the civil state itself is required to "respect" without making any differentiation between the true religion, Catholicism, and false religions and false ideas in the natural order.
Our true popes have warned us about the blasphemy represented by the heresy of religious liberty and what it would let loose in the world if it was endorsed as a universal principle of "human rights." Have we listened?
There is certainly no need of many words, in addressing you, to make you fully recognize by how lethal a wound the Catholic religion in France is struck by this article. For when the liberty of all "religions" is indiscriminately asserted, by this very fact truth is confounded with error and the holy and immaculate Spouse of Christ, the Church, outside of which there can be no salvation, is set on a par with the sects of heretics and with Judaic perfidy itself. For when favour and patronage is promised even to the sects of heretics and their ministers, not only their persons, but also their very errors, are tolerated and fostered: a system of errors in which is contained that fatal and never sufficiently to be deplored HERESY which, as St. Augustine says (de Haeresibus, no.72), "asserts that all heretics proceed correctly and tell the truth: which is so absurd that it seems incredible to me." (Pope Pius XI, Post Tam Diuturnas, April 29, 1814.)
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?
The Church has always taken action to destroy the plague of bad books. This was true even in apostolic times for we read that the apostles themselves burned a large number of books. It may be enough to consult the laws of the fifth Council of the Lateran on this matter and the Constitution which Leo X published afterwards lest "that which has been discovered advantageous for the increase of the faith and the spread of useful arts be converted to the contrary use and work harm for the salvation of the faithful." This also was of great concern to the fathers of Trent, who applied a remedy against this great evil by publishing that wholesome decree concerning the Index of books which contain false doctrine."We must fight valiantly," Clement XIII says in an encyclical letter about the banning of bad books, "as much as the matter itself demands and must exterminate the deadly poison of so many books; for never will the material for error be withdrawn, unless the criminal sources of depravity perish in flames." Thus it is evident that this Holy See has always striven, throughout the ages, to condemn and to remove suspect and harmful books. The teaching of those who reject the censure of books as too heavy and onerous a burden causes immense harm to the Catholic people and to this See. They are even so depraved as to affirm that it is contrary to the principles of law, and they deny the Church the right to decree and to maintain it.
As has been noted on this site in the past, many naturalists, including "libertarians" and "Federalists" (those who worship at the altar of the men who had a
a founding hatred for Christ the King), men and women who scoff at the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church, complain about those who insist that there is a 'food chain" of religions, that it is "patently absurd" that any one religion would consider itself the true religion with the authority from God. No social organization, including a church, is to be considered by these naturalists as having absolute authority over the "individual," no less all "individuals" in all places at all times until the end of time. Such a belief, however, runs contrary even to right reason on the purely natural level as even the pagans of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, as noted just above, believed that there had to be a true religion, which the civil state recognized as its own. The very first country in the history of the world to be without its own confessional religion was none other than the United States of America.
Far from being a "protection" to religious minorities, such as Catholics, in a pluralistic society, the "religious freedom" "guaranteed" by the Constitution of the United States of America in Article VI (no religious test for the holding of public office, which guarantees "access" for believers--or nonbelievers--of all sort) and the First Amendment, in a religiously indifferentist civil state is one of an absolute, imminent and mortal peril to the common temporal good and the eternal good of the souls of its citizens. Such a state must degenerate over the course of time to such an extent that atheism is considered to be an acceptable "lowest" common denominator," and it is has been, of course, a goal of Judeo-Masonry and of multinational corporations to wipe out all references to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in civil discourse, especially those that revolve around the commemoration of His Nativity on December 25 each year. All manner of Talmudic and atheistic organizations have attacked the display of Nativity scenes in public parks and the singing of Christmas carols in public venues, including in the concentration camps known as public "schools."
As Pope Leo XIII noted in Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885, atheism can be the only result that occurs as a result of the religiously indifferent civil state:
Now, natural reason itself proves convincingly that such concepts of the government of a State are wholly at variance with the truth. Nature itself bears witness that all power, of every kind, has its origin from God, who is its chief and most august source.
The sovereignty of the people, however, and this without any reference to God, is held to reside in the multitude; which is doubtless a doctrine exceedingly well calculated to flatter and to inflame many passions, but which lacks all reasonable proof, and all power of insuring public safety and preserving order. Indeed, from the prevalence of this teaching, things have come to such a pass that may hold as an axiom of civil jurisprudence that seditions may be rightfully fostered. For the opinion prevails that princes are nothing more than delegates chosen to carry out the will of the people; whence it necessarily follows that all things are as changeable as the will of the people, so that risk of public disturbance is ever hanging over our heads.
To hold, therefore, that there is no difference in matters of religion between forms that are unlike each other, and even contrary to each other, most clearly leads in the end to the rejection of all religion in both theory and practice. And this is the same thing as atheism, however it may differ from it in name. Men who really believe in the existence of God must, in order to be consistent with themselves and to avoid absurd conclusions, understand that differing modes of divine worship involving dissimilarity and conflict even on most important points cannot all be equally probable, equally good, and equally acceptable to God.
Thus it must be that the religiously indifferentist civil state can do nothing to defend the greater honor and glory of God, nothing to stop an upcoming "contest" that will take place in Washington, District of Columbia, sponsored by an organization whose name will not be publicized on this site, tomorrow, Wednesday, September 30, 2009, the Feast of Saint Jerome (and my dear--and much younger--wife's forty-sixth birthday). Sadly, many Catholics yet attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism and catechized by its apostasies in behalf of religious "liberty" will see nothing harmful in this "contest." Alas, there is nothing "harmless" about organized acts of blasphemy that are promoted under the false slogans of "civil" and "religious" "liberty."
Pope Pius IX, writing in Quanta Cura, December 8, 1864, refuted the contention that there can a "balancing" of the false and the true in a society that makes accords no institutional recognition of the true Faith, Catholicism:
For you well know, venerable brethren, that at this time men are found not a few who, applying to civil society the impious and absurd principle of "naturalism," as they call it, dare to teach that "the best constitution of public society and (also) civil progress altogether require that human society be conducted and governed without regard being had to religion any more than if it did not exist; or, at least, without any distinction being made between the true religion and false ones." And, against the doctrine of Scripture, of the Church, and of the Holy Fathers, they do not hesitate to assert that "that is the best condition of civil society, in which no duty is recognized, as attached to the civil power, of restraining by enacted penalties, offenders against the Catholic religion, except so far as public peace may require." From which totally false idea of social government they do not fear to foster that erroneous opinion, most fatal in its effects on the Catholic Church and the salvation of souls, called by Our Predecessor, Gregory XVI, an "insanity," viz., that "liberty of conscience and worship is each man's personal right, which ought to be legally proclaimed and asserted in every rightly constituted society; and that a right resides in the citizens to an absolute liberty, which should be restrained by no authority whether ecclesiastical or civil, whereby they may be able openly and publicly to manifest and declare any of their ideas whatever, either by word of mouth, by the press, or in any other way." But, while they rashly affirm this, they do not think and consider that they are preaching "liberty of perdition;" and that "if human arguments are always allowed free room for discussion, there will never be wanting men who will dare to resist truth, and to trust in the flowing speech of human wisdom; whereas we know, from the very teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ, how carefully Christian faith and wisdom should avoid this most injurious babbling. (Pope Pius IX, Quanta Cura, December 8, 1864.)
Conciliarism's embrace of the heresy that was condemned by one pope after another has blinded so many Catholics as to the harm of blasphemy and that its institutionalization and promotion in civil society is an offense against God and thus harmful to society's common temporal good. One cannot pursue the common temporal good if one is making war against the honor and glory and majesty of the Most Blessed Trinity. This is really, really very simple.
There is no "right" granted by God to promote disbelief in Him. None whatsoever. The First Commandment is pretty clear:
I am the LORD thy God: thou shalt not have
strange Gods before me.
Second, the Second Commandment teaches us that we cannot take God's Holy Name in vain, which means that we can engage in no acts of blasphemy against Him, the Holy Faith, His Most Blessed Mother, or the Angels and the Saints:
Thou shalt not take the Name of the LORD thy God in vain.
The Catholic Church has taught from time immemorial that the civil state in a confessionally Catholic country, where the Church is unfettered in her exercise of the Social Reign of Christ the King, has a positive obligation to remove that which is obscene in the sight of God, as Saint Louis IX wrote to his son, the future King Philip III:
Dear son, freely give power to persons of good character, who know how to use it well, and strive to have wickednesses expelled from your land, that is to say, nasty oaths, and everything said or done against God or our Lady or the saints. In a wise and proper manner put a stop, in your land, to bodily sins, dicing, taverns, and other sins. Put down heresy so far as you can, and hold in especial abhorrence Jews, and all sorts of people who are hostile to the Faith, so that your land may be well purged of them, in such manner as, by the sage counsel of good people, may appear to you advisable. (Medieval Sourcebook: Louis IX: Advice to His Son.)
While Saint Louis IX was excessive in his zeal for curbing blasphemy committed by private individuals in the course of their daily speech by having them branded, something for which he had to accept correction from the hand of the Holy Father, Pope Clement IV, in a direct exercise of the Social Reign of Christ the King, he did understand quite correctly that blasphemy was a serious crime against God and that the civil state had an obligation to curb its expression and to prevent it from becoming an institutionalized part of social discourse.
Saint Louis IX knew that those who could commit crimes against the honor and glory of the Most Blessed Trinity were far more dangerous to the welfare of a kingdom than those who committed crimes against property and persons. While crimes against property and persons must be prosecuted according to their nature and severity and with due consideration of any extenuating circumstances prompting their commission, crimes against God are graver the hierarchy of evils and make it far easier for men to hate and attack their fellow men. After all, it is a relatively easy thing to attack a mere human being when one is used to attacking the honor and glory and majesty of the true God of Revelation without any repentance or contrition whatsoever.
No such thought is held by the conciliarists, including Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI as the false "pontiff" regularly blasphemes the honor and glory and majesty of the Most Blessed Trinity as "conservatives" and "progressives" and Motarians keep their tongues cleaved to the roofs of their mouths as they utter not a blessed word about these blasphemies to defend God's honor and majesty and glory.
Consider a few examples of Ratzinger/Benedict's acts of blasphemy from just the past two years:
I am glad to greet you and all the religious leaders gathered on the occasion of the Twentieth Anniversary of the Religious Summit Meeting on Mount Hiei. I wish also to convey my best wishes to Venerable Eshin Watanabe, and to recall your distinguished predecessor as Supreme Head of the Tendai Buddhist Denomination, Venerable Etai Yamada. It was he who, having participated in the Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi on that memorable day of 27 October 1986, initiated the “Religious Summit Meeting” on Mount Hiei in Kyoto in order to keep the flame of the spirit of Assisi burning. I am also happy that Cardinal Paul Poupard, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, is able to take part in this meeting.
"From the supernatural perspective we come to understand that peace is both a gift from God and an obligation for every individual. Indeed the world’s cry for peace, echoed by families and communities throughout the globe, is at once both a prayer to God and an appeal to every brother and sister of our human family. As you assemble on the sacred [to the devil-worshiping Buddhists, that is] Mount Hiei, representing different religions, I assure you of my spiritual closeness. May your prayers and cooperation fill you with God’s peace and strengthen your resolve to witness to the reason of peace which overcomes the irrationality of violence!
"Upon you all I invoke an abundance of divine blessings of inspiration, harmony and joy.” (Benedict XVI sends message to interreligious meeting in Japan, found at first on a Society of Saint Pius X website, DICI.)
Places of worship, like this splendid Al-Hussein Bin Talal mosque named after the revered late King, stand out like jewels across the earth’s surface. From the ancient to the modern, the magnificent to the humble, they all point to the divine, to the Transcendent One, to the Almighty. And through the centuries these sanctuaries have drawn men and women into their sacred space to pause, to pray, to acknowledge the presence of the Almighty, and to recognize that we are all his creatures. (Speech to Muslim religious leaders, members of the Diplomatic Corps and Rectors of universities in Jordan in front of the mosque al-Hussein bin Talal in Amman)
I cordially thank the Grand Mufti, Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, together with the Director of the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, Sheikh Mohammed Azzam al-Khatib al-Tamimi, and the Head of the Awquaf Council, Sheikh Abdel Azim Salhab, for the welcome they have extended to me on your behalf. I am deeply grateful for the invitation to visit this sacred place, and I willingly pay my respects to you and the leaders of the Islamic community in Jerusalem.
(Courtesy visit to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem at the Mount of the Temple. May 12, 2009; see also The Laws of God Forbidding All Communication in Religion With Those of a False Religion; see also Ratzinter/Benedict's esteeming of the symbols of five false religions at the John Paul II Cultural Center, Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 17, 2008,
See for yourself, April 17, 2008 - 6:15 p.m. - Interreligious Gathering.)
Distinguished Rabbis, I reciprocate by expressing my own respect and esteem for you and your communities. I assure you of my desire to deepen mutual understanding and cooperation between the Holy See, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and Jewish people throughout the world.
A great source of satisfaction for me since the beginning of my pontificate has been the fruit yielded by the ongoing dialogue between the Delegation of the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel’s Delegation for Relations with the Catholic Church. I wish to thank the members of both delegations for their dedication and hard work in implementing this initiative, so earnestly desired by my esteemed predecessor Pope John Paul II, as he said during the Great Jubilee Year of 2000.
Our encounter today is a most fitting occasion to give thanks to the Almighty for the many blessings which have accompanied the dialogue conducted by the Bilateral Commission, and to look forward with expectation to its future sessions. The willingness of the delegates to discuss openly and patiently not only points of agreement, but also points of difference, has already paved the way to more effective collaboration in public life. Jews and Christians alike are concerned to ensure respect for the sacredness of human life, the centrality of the family, a sound education for the young, and the freedom of religion and conscience for a healthy society. These themes of dialogue represent only the initial phases of what we trust will be a steady, progressive journey towards an enhanced mutual understanding.
An indication of the potential of this series of meetings is readily seen in our shared concern in the face of moral relativism and the offences it spawns against the dignity of the human person. In approaching the most urgent ethical questions of our day, our two communities are challenged to engage people of good will at the level of reason, while simultaneously pointing to the religious foundations which best sustain lasting moral values. May the dialogue that has begun continue to generate ideas on how Christians and Jews can work together to heighten society’s appreciation of the distinctive contribution of our religious and ethical traditions. Here in Israel, given that Christians constitute only a small portion of the total population, they particularly value opportunities for dialogue with their Jewish neighbors. (Courtesy visit to the two Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem at Hechal Shlomo Center in Jerusalem, May 12, 2009)
Is Judaism no longer a dead religion with the power to save no one?
Does God expect Catholics to have an "appreciation" for the "distinctive contributions" of false religions that worship the devil?
Can the Catholic Church be "enhanced" in any way at all by an "understanding" of false religions that she does not already possess as part of her Divine Constitution?
This is all blasphemous. One of the greatest triumphs of the devil in the anti-Incarnational era of Modernity is to get ordinary Catholics so used to blasphemy as part of popular discourse that they are incapable of recognizing and resisting and reject it when it comes out of the mouths of men dressed up to look like popes and bishops. And this is to say nothing about Ratzinger/Benedict's blasphemies against God the Holy Ghost by contending that past dogmatic decrees and papal pronouncements can be understood in different ways at different times because of the contingent historical circumstances in which those decrees and pronouncements were made, thereby making us believe that the Fathers of dogmatic councils and our true popes were not directed to pronounce the exact words that they did by the infallible guidance of God the Holy Ghost (see
Ratzinger's War Against Catholicism).
All the more reason for us to have recourse to our great defender and protector, Saint Michael the Archangel, who defeated Lucifer and thrust him down into Hell with his fellow rebels as they made warfare against God.
It is indeed very telling that the Prayers after Low Mass, which include the shorter version of the Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer that was composed by Pope Leo XIII, were made "optional" by Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII in 1962 and then suppressed altogether in the conciliar church by the Giovanni Montini/Paul VI's decree to establish the Ordo Missae of 1965, Inter Oecumenici, September 26, 1964. (Inter Oecumenici is a roadmap to the rubrics of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service itself).
Although arguments have been advanced that the Prayers after Low Mass were either never truly mandated or that the purpose for their recitation has been fulfilled, it is my firm conviction that few things please the devil more than having engineered the suppression of the recitation of the Ave Maria and the the Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel after the offering of Low Mass in normal circumstances (admitting that there are times, such as a Requiem Mass or when there is Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament or the Sacred Heart devotions on First Friday, after an offering of Low Mass that the Leonine Prayers can be omitted). The devil was defeated by Saint Michael in their epic battle in Heaven. His head was crushed by the heel of Our Lady. It is my view--and it is simply my view as a ordinary Catholic and nothing other than that--that we do the devil and his minions a great deal of well-deserved harm by remaining faithful to the Prayers after Low Mass. They can't hurt anyone other than the devil and his minions. Another way of phrasing this matter might be as follows: if Annibale Bugnini, an agent of the devil, was opposed to the Prayers after Low Mass, we should be for them.
Saint Michael the Archangel appeared with Our Lady to Juan Diego on Tepeyac Hill on December 12, 1531. The image of our glorious defender against the wickedness and the snares of the devil was emblazoned miraculously on the tilma of the fifty-five year-old widower, Juan Diego, reminding us of the role that Saint Michael has played in protecting the Holy Family and of the role that he continues to play in protecting us from the forces of the world, the flesh, and the devil. We should make invocations to Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer, especially by means of the shorter version of this prayer, frequently during the course of each day, especially when we are confronted by some diabolical situation (horrible "rock" "music," some diabolical conversation, when we find ourselves in a sea of immodesty and/or indecency, etc.).
As always, we need to pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit, never compromising one little bit with the enslaving errors of Modernity and Modernism, never flagging in our efforts to plant the seeds as clients of the Most Sacred Heart and Jesus and the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for the conversion of men and their nations to the true Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order.
It is indeed very telling that the false "pontiff," Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, while making various invocations to Our Lady during his brief visit to the Czech Republic that ended yesterday, the Feast of Saint Wenceslaus, once again made no public reference whatsoever, at least not in the official texts of his homilies and addresses as found on the Vatican website, to Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary. This, too, is something that pleases the devil no end as he hates the Rosary, knowing that it was given by Our Lady to Saint Dominic de Guzman, the founder of the Order of Preachers, to fight the heresy of Albigensianism, which attacked the true Faith doctrinally and whose adherents physically attacked and killed faithful Catholics in southern France. All the more reason for us to intensify our devotion to Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary to make reparation for our sins and those of the world world, and to console the good God for the way in which this weapon He gave His Most Blessed Mother to give to us is so ignored for the head of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
A group of pious ladies who prayed the Rosary thirty years ago after what I thought was Holy Mass every weekday at the Cathedral of Saint Catherine of Siena in Allentown, Pennsylvania, when I taught at the then named Allentown College of Saint Francis de Sales (now called De Sales University) added the following invocation after the Fatima Prayer ("O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of Hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need," that's the actual prayer--see
Mary's words at Fatima): "Saint Michael the Archangel defend us, and may the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace Amen." This is an invocation I still pray in my private recitation of the Rosary. It's a good one.
Indeed, it's always a good idea to have Saint Michael on our minds and in our hearts, consecrated as they must be to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
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.