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                  May 15, 2007

Thoroughly Open to Error

by Thomas A. Droleskey

The ranks of the "hierarchy" of the counterfeit church of conciliarism are replete with wolves in "shepherds'" clothing who are thoroughly open to error. Over and above the heresies and errors of conciliarism itself (the new ecclesiology, ecumenism, religious liberty, separation of Church and State, episcopal collegiality), many of the "bishops" of the false church of the new religion tolerate open dissent from other articles contained in the Deposit of Faith from among their auxiliary "bishops" and "priests" and allegedly consecrated "religious" and from their lay employees. Open support for contraception and abortion and perversity is no impediment to maintaining one's "good standing" in the conciliar structures. Great efforts have been made to protect practicing perverts and to cover-up their crimes by the hiring of high-powered attorneys who, operating in conjunction with insurance companies, sought to intimidate the victims of perverted behavior into silence prior to the unraveling of this twisted scheme in the Archdiocese of Boston under Bernard "Cardinal" Law in early-2002.

The Archdiocese of San Francisco has demonstrated itself to be one of the most "open" to error during its forty-plus years of captivity to the spiritual robber barons of conciliarism. Three successive "archbishops, one of whom, John Raphael Quinn, was a legitimate bishop who was consecrated in 1967, have demonstrated themselves to be thoroughly open to error, especially to the promotion of perversity. Joseph Ratzinger's personally chosen successor as the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the [Conciliar] Faith, William Levada, looked the other way as the Homosexual Collective continued to insinuate itself into every nook and cranny in the Archdiocese of San Francisco as it had done under Quinn, especially at Most Holy Redeemer Church. Pro-abortion politicians, including United States Representative Nancy Pelosi, remained in perfectly good standing in the conciliar structures. Naturally, this continued under Levada's hand-picked successor, George Niederauer, who had studied with him at that notorious breeding ground of heretics and perverts called Saint John's Seminary in Camarillo, California. Levada and Niederauer own a beach house in Manhattan Beach, California, with another of their fellow seminarians from Saint John's Seminary, one Roger "Cardinal" Mahony.

Niederauer, who praised the pervert propaganda film named Brokeback Mountain, has announced that he is going to attend a conference sponsored by dissenting Catholics who support the work of Father Richard McBrien, an open supporter of women's ordination. He wants to "listen" to what "lay Catholics" have to "say" about various matters, a laughable proposition when you consider the fact that Niederauer's embrace of conciliarism, no less his "sympathy" for perversity, has expelled himself from the Catholic Church, a fate he shares with those who support such things as the "ordination" of women to the priesthood. Niederauer's being "open" to "listen" to those steeped in error makes perfect sense given the fact that he believes that truth is discovered in "dialogue," a view similar to Levada's belief that dogmatic truth has to be "reinterpreted" in light of "new" developments and "modern" needs.

Here is the story describing the conference at which Niederauer will listen to his fellow ex-Catholics:

“Coming of Age: The First Annual Northern California Lay Convocation” says it wants to draw Catholics of all theological persuasions for a “day of raising hard issues and challenges in a vibrant dialog.” This “vibrant dialogue,” however, will occur in what appears to be a decidedly progressive milieu.

The “gathering,” which is intended “to reinvigorate lay leadership in the Church by focusing on both ancient tradition and the teachings of the Second Vatican Council,” is scheduled to occur June 2 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco, said the May 7 Catholic Voice, the newspaper of the Oakland diocese.

Though the gathering is not sponsored by any diocese, Archbishop George Niederauer said he would attend. “It is good for me to have an opportunity to be able to hear what Catholic laity have to say,” he told his archdiocesan newspaper, Catholic San Francisco, in March.

Father Brian Joyce, pastor of Pleasant Hill’s Christ the King parish (Oakland diocese) will give an address, “Vatican II: Shared Baptism/Shared Leadership.” Though he thinks Catholics should give the Church’s magisterium a respectful listening, in a November homily he complained that the U.S. bishops had “recently listed reasons why we should not go to communion.” In all the bishops “lists of goals and ideals,” he said, they “never once mentioned the official Church teaching which is on the primacy of our conscience.”

Sister Eloise Rosenblatt, a member of the progressive-leaning Sisters of Mercy, Burlingame, and a feminist theologian, will address the convocation on “Lay Leadership in the Third Millennium: Reviving An Ancient Tradition.” Sister Eloise has been involved in Catholic-Jewish dialogue, the purpose of which, she told the Nov. 17, 2006 Jewish News Weekly,, “is not to convert the other, but to have a respectful conversation.”

The Oakland-based non-violence group, Pace e Bene, “will lead participants in understanding how to create dialogue and conversation in the midst of controversy,” said the Voice. In March, Pace e Bene announced it had taken a “leading role” in developing a project for Call To Action, a Church “reform” group which calls for women’s ordination, removal of the contraception “ban,” and Church recognition of the normalcy of homosexual acts, among other “progressive” issues.

The Northern California Lay Convocation web site offers news from “lay synods” across the country, including those organized by the Fellowship of Southern Illinois Laity (called FOSIL). “FOSIL has a formula for breaking through hierarchical indifference in their diocese, Belleville, Ill.,” said the Convocation’s news piece. The Fellowship’s first Lay Synod was held in 2002, but, “on one occasion,” said the news item, “Bishop Wilton Gregory forbade a synod meeting on Catholic property” -- that is, until the group caught media attention with a picket. When Gregory left Belleville for another diocese, the Fellowship “asked for a voice in selecting his successor.”

The Fellowship promotes the writings of the dissenting theologian Richard McBrien and supports the ordination of women to the priesthood. Pro-women’s ordination theologian, Diana Hayes, addressed the Fellowship in November.


George Niederauer does not accept the fact that dogmatic and moral truth is unchanging. He does not believe that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity made Man in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb has given to the Church He founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, the totality of truth, both supernatural and natural, to safeguard and explicate infallibly until His Second Coming in glory on the Last Day to judge the living and the dead. The quotations below mean nothing to Niederauer He simply does not believe that there is such a thing a dogmatic or moral error, no less that he has a responsibility on his immortal soul to oppose error and to call to correction those who believe in and promote it. Although not all conciliarists approve of the "unapproved" errors, it is the very fact that errors (such as religious liberty and ecumenism, etc.) condemned by the Catholic Church from time immemorial have received the official approbation of the conciliar officials that give revolutionaries who think that the the dogmatic and liturgical revolutions have not gone fare enough hope that other "changes" will be forthcoming in the future.

It is in this context that we can be reasonably sure that George Niederauer must not pray the Act of Faith each morning. No one who prays the following prayer can think that those who dissent from the Received Teaching of the God-Man have "anything" to say that comes from anywhere else other than Hell. The Catholic Church would have to be "wrong" for the dissenters to be right, therefore making a mockery of the Act of Faith:

O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost; I believe that Thy divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, who canst neither deceive nor be deceived. 

Can the Catholic Church deceive and be deceived? Niederauer, it appears, believes that she can. He is not a member of the Catholic Church, however. His church, that of the counterfeit religion of conciliarism, can and does deceive and is deceived.

A Catholic understands that the following papal statements are simply reiterations of Catholic doctrine, from which no one may dissent and remain a member of the Catholic Church in good standing:

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? (Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832.)

We thought it useful to speak to you lovingly on these matters in order to strengthen your excellent resolve. But a much more serious subject demands that We speak of it, or rather mourn over it. We refer to the pestilent disease which the wickedness of our times brings forth. We must unite our minds and strength in treating this plague before it grows rife and becomes incurable in the Church through Our oversight. For in recent days, the dangerous times foretold by the Apostle Paul have clearly arrived, when there will be "men who love themselves, who are lifted up, proud, blasphemous, traitors, lovers of pleasure instead of God, men who are always learning but never arriving at the knowledge of truth, possessing indeed the appearance of piety but denying its power, corrupt in mind, reprobate about the faith." These men raise themselves up into "lying" teachers, as they are called by Peter the prince of the Apostles, and bring in sects of perdition. They deny the Lord who bought them and bring upon themselves swift destruction. They say they are wise and they have become fools, and their uncomprehending heart is darkened.

You yourselves, established as scouts in the house of Israel, see clearly the many victories claimed by a philosophy full of deceit. You see the ease with which it attracts to itself a great host of peoples, concealing its impiety with the honorable name of philosophy. Who could express in words or call to mind the wickedness of the tenets and evil madness which it imparts? While such men apparently intend to search out wisdom, "they fail because they do not search in the proper way. . . and they fall into errors which lead them astray from ordinary wisdom." They have come to such a height of impiety that they make out that God does not exist, or if He does that He is idle and uncaring, making no revelation to men. Consequently it is not surprising that they assert that everything holy and divine is the product of the minds of inexperienced men smitten with empty fear of the future and seduced by a vain hope of immortality. But those deceitful sages soften and conceal the wickedness of their doctrine with seductive words and statements; in this way, they attract and wretchedly ensnare many of the weak into rejecting their faith or allowing it to be greatly shaken. While they pursue a remarkable knowledge, they open their eyes to behold a false light which is worse than the very darkness. Naturally our enemy, desirous of harming us and skilled in doing so, just as he made use of the serpent to deceive the first human beings, has armed the tongues of those men with the poison of his deceitfulness in order to lead astray the minds of the faithful. The prophet prays that his soul may be delivered from such deceitful tongues. In this way these men by their speech "enter in lowliness, capture mildly, softly bind and kill in secret." This results in great moral corruption, in license of thought and speech, in arrogance and rashness in every enterprise.

When they have spread this darkness abroad and torn religion out of men's hearts, these accursed philosophers proceed to destroy the bonds of union among men, both those which unite them to their rulers, and those which urge them to their duty. They keep proclaiming that man is born free and subject to no one, that society accordingly is a crowd of foolish men who stupidly yield to priests who deceive them and to kings who oppress them, so that the harmony of priest and ruler is only a monstrous conspiracy against the innate liberty of man.

Everyone must understand that such ravings and others like them, concealed in many deceitful guises, cause greater ruin to public calm the longer their impious originators are unrestrained. They cause a serious loss of souls redeemed by Christ's blood wherever their teaching spreads, like a cancer; it forces its way into public academies, into the houses of the great, into the palaces of kings, and even enters the sanctuary, shocking as it is to say so.

Consequently, you who are the salt of the earth, guardians and shepherds of the Lord's flock, whose business it is to fight the battles of the Lord, arise and gird on your sword, which is the word of God, and expel this foul contagion from your lands. How long are we to ignore the common insult to faith and Church? Let the words of Bernard arouse us like a lament of the spouse of Christ: "Of old was it foretold and the time of fulfillment is now at hand: Behold, in peace is my sorrow most sorrowful. It was sorrowful first when the martyrs died; afterwards it was more sorrowful in the fight with the heretics and now it is most sorrowful in the conduct of the members of the household.... The Church is struck within and so in peace is my sorrow most sorrowful. But what peace? There is peace and there is no peace. There is peace from the pagans and peace from the heretics, but no peace from the children. At that time the voice will lament: Sons did I rear and exalt, but they despised me. They despised me and defiled me by a bad life, base gain, evil traffic, and business conducted in the dark."[12] Who can hear these tearful complaints of our most holy mother without feeling a strong urge to devote all his energy and effort to the Church, as he has promised? Therefore cast out the old leaven, remove the evil from your midst. Forcefully and carefully banish poisonous books from the eyes of your flock, and at once courageously set apart those who have been infected, to prevent them harming the rest. The holy Pope Leo used to say, "We can rule those entrusted to us only by pursuing with zeal for the Lord's faith those who destroy and those who are destroyed and by cutting them off from sound minds with the utmost severity to prevent the plague spreading."[13] In doing this We exhort and advise you to be all of one mind and in harmony as you strive for the same object, just as the Church has one faith, one baptism, and one spirit. As you are joined together in the hierarchy, so you should unite equally with virtue and desire.

The affair is of the greatest importance since it concerns the Catholic faith, the purity of the Church, the teaching of the saints, the peace of the empire, and the safety of nations. Since it concerns the entire body of the Church, it is a special concern of yours because you are called to share in Our pastoral concern, and the purity of the faith is particularly entrusted to your watchfulness. "Now therefore, Brothers, since you are overseers among God's people and their soul depends on you, raise their hearts to your utterance," that they may stand fast in faith and achieve the rest which is prepared for believers only. Beseech, accuse, correct, rebuke and fear not: for ill-judged silence leaves in their error those who could be taught, and this is most harmful both to them and to you who should have dispelled the error. The holy Church is powerfully refreshed in the truth as it struggles zealously for the truth. In this divine work you should not fear either the force or favor of your enemies. The bishop should not fear since the anointing of the Holy Spirit has strengthened him: the shepherd should not be afraid since the prince of pastors has taught him by his own example to despise life itself for the safety of his flock: the cowardice and depression of the hireling should not dwell in a bishop's heart. Our great predecessor Gregory, in instructing the heads of the churches, said with his usual excellence: "Often imprudent guides in their fear of losing human favor are afraid to speak the right freely. As the word of truth has it, they guard their flock not with a shepherd's zeal but as hirelings do, since they flee when the wolf approaches by hiding themselves in silence.... A shepherd fearing to speak the right is simply a man retreating by keeping silent." But if the wicked enemy of the human race, the better to frustrate your efforts, ever brings it about that a plague of epidemic proportions is hidden from the religious powers of the world, please do not be terrified but walk in God's house in harmony, with prayer, and in truth, the three arms of our service. Remember that when the people of Juda were defiled, the best means of purification was the public reading to all, from the least to the greatest, of the book of the law lately found by the priest Helcias in the Lord's temple; at once the whole people agreed to destroy the abominations and seal a covenant in the Lord's presence to follow after the Lord and observe His precepts, testimonies and ceremonies with their whole heart and soul." For the same reason Josaphat sent priests and Levites to bring the book of the law throughout the cities of Juda and to teach the people The proclamation of the divine word has been entrusted to your faith by divine, not human, authority. So assemble your people and preach to them the gospel of Jesus Christ. From that divine source and heavenly teaching draw draughts of true philosophy for your flock. Persuade them that subjects ought to keep faith and show obedience to those who by God's ordering lead and rule them. To those who are devoted to the ministry of the Church, give proofs of faith, continence, sobriety, knowledge, and liberality, that they may please Him to whom they have proved themselves and boast only of what is serious, moderate, and religious. But above all kindle in the minds of everyone that love for one another which Christ the Lord so often and so specifically praised. For this is the one sign of Christians and the bond of perfection. (Pope Pius VI, Inscrutabile, December 25, 1775.)


George Niederauer does not understand any of this. The fact that he does not understand any of this is no impediment, obviously, to his being an "archbishop" in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Even the man who appointed him, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, does not understand or accept the admonitions above, which is how he can embrace "religious liberty" and why he refuses to oppose the evils of the day on clearly Catholic terms, preferring to believe that the civil state of "healthy secularity" provides the Church will enough "freedom" to infuse society with "values" that people of different "faiths" can agree upon in the promotion of the common temporal good. Although the fodder of much commentary on this site, suffice it to say that this inter-denominational approach was condemned outright by Pope Saint Pius X in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910, who reminded the world once and for all that Catholics must be about the restoration of the Catholic City, not an inter-denominational "city" built on hazy notions:

Moreover, since in the clash of interests, and especially in the struggle against dishonest forces, the virtue of man, and even his holiness are not always sufficient to guarantee him his daily bread, and since social structures, through their natural interplay, ought to be devised to thwart the efforts of the unscrupulous and enable all men of good will to attain their legitimate share of temporal happiness, We earnestly desire that you should take an active part in the organization of society with this objective in mind. And, to this end, whilst your priests will zealously devote efforts to the sanctification of souls, to the defense of the Church, and also to works of charity in the strict sense, you shall select a few of them, level-headed and of active disposition, holders of Doctors’ degrees in philosophy and theology, thoroughly acquainted with the history of ancient and modern civilizations, and you shall set them to the not-so-lofty but more practical study of the social science so that you may place them at the opportune time at the helm of your works of Catholic action. However, let not these priests be misled, in the maze of current opinions, by the miracles of a false Democracy. Let them not borrow from the Rhetoric of the worst enemies of the Church and of the people, the high-flown phrases, full of promises; which are as high-sounding as unattainable. Let them be convinced that the social question and social science did not arise only yesterday; that the Church and the State, at all times and in happy concert, have raised up fruitful organizations to this end; that the Church, which has never betrayed the happiness of the people by consenting to dubious alliances, does not have to free herself from the past; that all that is needed is to take up again, with the help of the true workers for a social restoration, the organisms which the Revolution shattered, and to adapt them, in the same Christian spirit that inspired them, to the new environment arising from the material development of today’s society. Indeed, the true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries, nor innovators: they are traditionalists.

We know well that they flatter themselves with the idea of raising human dignity and the discredited condition of the working class. We know that they wish to render just and perfect the labor laws and the relations between employers and employees, thus causing a more complete justice and a greater measure of charity to prevail upon earth, and causing also a profound and fruitful transformation in society by which mankind would make an undreamed-of progress. Certainly, We do not blame these efforts; they would be excellent in every respect if the Sillonist did not forget that a person’s progress consists in developing his natural abilities by fresh motivations; that it consists also in permitting these motivations to operate within the frame of, and in conformity with, the laws of human nature. But, on the contrary, by ignoring the laws governing human nature and by breaking the bounds within which they operate, the human person is lead, not toward progress, but towards death. This, nevertheless, is what they want to do with human society; they dream of changing its natural and traditional foundations; they dream of a Future City built on different principles, and they dare to proclaim these more fruitful and more beneficial than the principles upon which the present Christian City rests.

No, Venerable Brethren, We must repeat with the utmost energy in these times of social and intellectual anarchy when everyone takes it upon himself to teach as a teacher and lawmaker - the City cannot be built otherwise than as God has built it; society cannot be setup unless the Church lays the foundations and supervises the work; no, civilization is not something yet to be found, nor is the New City to be built on hazy notions; it has been in existence and still is: it is Christian civilization, it is the Catholic City. It has only to be set up and restored continually against the unremitting attacks of insane dreamers, rebels and miscreants. omnia instaurare in Christo.


Those within the conciliar structures who are thorough open to errors that transcend the "approved" errors of conciliarism itself and those who believe that various social evils are not the result of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King and need not be opposed on explicitly Catholic grounds are united, therefore, in an Hegelian effort to convince themselves and others that truth can evolve over time and that we need not do in our own times what the Apostles and those who followed them until 1958 had always done: plant the seeds to seek the conversion of men and of their nations to the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation, outside of which men can never know true peace in their own souls or true order in their nations premised upon the pursuit of their Last End.

We can, however, counteract the effects of the false religion of conciliarism by our acts of reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is what was done, for example, by the good people of Saint Gertrude the Great Church in West Chester, Ohio, on Sunday, May 13, 2007, as they followed their pastor, the Most Reverend Daniel L. Dolan, in a Rosary Procession in a parking lot around a row of well-patronized restaurants on the evening of the ninetieth anniversary of Our Lady's first apparition to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos. This is what was done in Riverfront Park in Spokane, Washington, on that same evening as the priests and sisters of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen at Mount Saint Michael's Church were joined by members of their parish and school in a Rosary Procession through downtown Spokane's most famous landmark, a process we were privileged to participate in ourselves. This is what is being done during these Rogation Days as the Lesser Litanies are prayed in procession. It is a most efficacious effort, supernaturally speaking, that is, for us to take time out of our schedules to participate voluntarily in processions and spiritual exercises whereby we can help to undo the effects of sin on our own souls and to win the conversion of the souls of others, giving all to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary as we practice Total Marian Consecration in every aspect of our lives.

The Epistle of Saint James which was read in yesterday's Rogation Mass speaks to us about the merit that can be earned by seeking the conversion of others:

My brethren, if any of you err from the truth, and one convert him: He must know that he who causeth a sinner to be converted from the error of his way, shall save his soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.(James 5: 19-20.)


Our voluntary acts of penance, especially in Rosary Processions during this season of the Fatima apparitions (processions you should encourage your pastors to organize if they are not as yet taking place in your parish in the Catholic catacombs where no concessions are made to conciliarism or to the "legitimacy" of false shepherds of the counterfeit church of conciliarism), can help cover a multitude of our own sins. It is truly a sense of spiritually enlightened self-interest that should prompt us to make the sacrifices necessary to participate in processions and other spiritual exercises that can put an end to the false religion of conciliarism and its thorough openness to error that has deceived so many souls and has brought to life this warning that Saint Paul gave to Saint Timothy:

I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead, by his coming, and his kingdom: Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine. For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables. But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry. Be sober. (2 Tim. 4: 1-5)


Our Lady wants all heresies and errors crushed out.Are we willing to do our part by using the instrument that stopped the Albigenses in southern France and the Mohammedans in Lepanto and at the Gates of Vienna? Are we willing to go out of ourselves to plant the seeds for the restoration of the Church in all of her glory and for the restoration of Christendom in the world as the fruit of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary?

The month of May, that of the Blessed Virgin Mary, will not be half-over until noon tomorrow, May 16, Ascension Eve. There is still much time to use this month profitably as Our Lady's consecrated slaves so as to plant a few seeds for the conversion of souls as we make reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world, trusting that our Rosaries will be used by Our Lady in ways that will help all men to seek out the Mercy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus through an ever-increasingly tender and confident reliance upon her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Let us be earnest about planting a few seeds for the day when the errors, both "approved" and "unapproved," of the false religion of conciliarism will be banished and the hearts of all men, beating as one with the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, will exclaim:

Viva Cristo Rey!


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.

Saints Nereus, Achilleus and Domatilla, pray for us.

Saint Robert Bellarmine, pray for us.

Saint Athanasius, pray for us.

Saints Monica, pray for us.

Saint Jude, pray for us.

Saint John the Beloved, pray for us.

Saint Boniface, pray for us.

Saint John Baptist de LaSalle, 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 Anthony of Padua, 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 Bernard of Clairvaux, pray for us.

Saint Francis Xavier, pray for us.

Saint Peter Damian, 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 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 Dominic, pray for us.

Saint Hyacinth, pray for us.

Saint Basil, 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 X, pray for us

Pope Saint Pius V, pray for us.

Saint Rita of Cascia, pray for us.

Saint Louis de Montfort, 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.


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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