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Forces of evil gather against the Holy Father and against his mission of unity. Let us pray for the Successor of Peter.

Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Benedicto.
Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum,

et beatum faciat eum in terra,

et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius.

Posted on Jan. 29; keep praying.


  1. Is this a general statement (with which we can certainly agree), or is there some specific news about specific forces?

  2. I've been posting and commenting in ways that might be construed to be critical of the Holy Father in some respects.

    "Surely it is not me?"

    Perhaps a question that each of us should ask ourselves in times like these.

  3. How dare you speak thus of the French bishops??

  4. Anonymous7:59 PM


  5. Anonymous8:03 PM


  6. Interesting that you should open this thread as earlier in another forum I posted this message: The wolves are already lapping at his heels and those who seek our destruction are pulling out all the stops in an effort to scuttle the discussions and impose their views. They will not succeed. Our rosaries will send them packing!

    Yes, prayers for the Holy Father are critical at this point. If we don't pray for him and defend him, who will?

  7. Anonymous8:18 PM

    The french council of "bishops" is showing its claws...

  8. Anonymous8:30 PM

    Yes, but the French council of Bishops is clawless. The whole French conciliar NewChurch is dying. Quickly.

  9. God save the Pope. Men of the World, beware: we are watching him, AND you.

  10. The liberalist and progressivist french bishops showing their true spirit?

  11. Anonymous8:36 PM

    The Holy Father draws a line in the sand. Let things fall as they may so we can see who is the enemy and who not.

  12. Anonymous8:36 PM

    Cryptic messages?

  13. Anonymous8:52 PM

    Ok, it's the French bishops. I can breathe easy. :-)

    I was hitting the Holy Father kinda hard on Fr. Z's blog yesterday around the question of separation of Church and State.

    Those French bishops sure are silly.

  14. Anonymous9:12 PM

    Who said this was the French Bishops?

    With the Holy Father making great gestures towards SSPX, the Anglicans, the Orthodox, he may well go down as the Pope of Unity... obviously someone the Devil would love to throw a good stone at!

    Shoosh! It's not just the French Bishops. Like I said, any man doing good is bound to have many enemies.

  15. It's called humor, Mark!

  16. Anonymous9:37 PM

    Oh, whoops!

    "It"'s called "late at night"! ;-)

  17. Anonymous9:39 PM


  18. Time for an ecclesiastical Waterloo, perhaps?

  19. Anonymous11:01 PM

    Perhaps we need to start and send a spiritual boquet for our Holy Father akin to that Bp. Fellay delivered for the lifting of the excommunication?

    Lord, watch over and protect your Vicar on Earth and vanquish the enemy that seeks the destruction of Your Holy church.

  20. Anonymous11:03 PM

    Better pray for the Pope's intentions, protection and perseverence. The libs will stop at nothing in trying to stall (at the least) the SSPX to enter into full communion.
    The libs growled when he became pontiff, one can only guess how ticked they really are now.

  21. I pray that Benedict XVI will have the fortitude to do what is right, regardless of the consequences.

  22. Anonymous12:37 AM

    I agree we must really pray now, as the SSPX and TAC reunions seem to be actually approaching reality. The Devil must be furious, and I would think that more prayers to St Michael will also be in order.

  23. Anonymous2:16 AM

    Is there someone who would be willing to collect numbers for a spiritual bouquet, and get it to our Holy Father? I am more than willing to participate.


  24. Amen. May we get another 20 years of his pontificate

  25. A couple of years ago we did a Pontifical Requiem Mass here in San Diego, and at the consecration of the Precious Blood an ambulance from a nearby hospital (of which not one had been heard during the course of the long mass), suddenly welled up and came screaming past the church just as the sacred species was being elevated. The timing was eerie. Satan could not have commented any more aptly himself, so he turned a vehicle of mercy to the disruptive purpose for the sake of making his displeasure known.

    Similarly, we have already heard one shriek during a moment of great Grace, the lifting of the excommunications and its aftermath. There will be more. The voice of Satan in the World will not stand idly by for these motions of unity and the strengthening of the Church. Be prepared to endure cataclysmic howls as this Holy Pope goes about his work. And be prepared to drown the devil in chants of praise for Christ and his Mother.

    God Save Benedict XVI. I thank God every day that I while I live he sits on the Throne of Peter. Would that I might lay down my life to prolong his days.

  26. Anonymous11:27 PM

    Really? I was unaware that Cardinal Hummes was planning anything. He turns 75 in August. Speedy retirement!

    Cardinal Re turned 75 just four days ago. Happy Birthday! His deputy, Abp. Monterisi, turns 75 in May. Time to buy some balloons!


  27. My Rosary today was for the Holy Father and I will pray for him every day. May God bless and keep him!

  28. Anonymous12:48 AM

    The enemies of the Holy Father are in his own household, all "left-overs" from the corrupt regime of John Paul II. They are all liberal dissenters, radicals, and rabid "ecumenists" who see the work of "inter-religious dialog" and "bridge-building" and "accomodation" of JP II being ruined.
    All very nice to "talk nice" with different people, but not at the expense of our Catholicism, which is what happened under JP II....knowingly or not.
    Now it's time to scrap all that and be Catholics again, including with the SSPX. This is what Benedict XVI is trying to do. The radical liberals , ecumaniacs, Jews, and others will not let us be Catholics again without a fight.

    But the Pope, and the Lord, and the Catholic Faith will win end the end...and alot quicker than some people hope.

  29. Anonymous1:16 AM

    Want to help the Pope fight the devil? Go here:

  30. Anonymous1:36 AM

    At a time when our Holy Father generously remitted the excommunications of traditional Catholic Bishops, the landscape is suddenly clouded by a haze of criticism about matters unrelated to the Catholic faith lodged by people outside the Church.

    It seems to me that Satan is belching the same smokescreen he blew during Vatican II, where much of the effort was reportedly aimed at placating non-Catholics.

    The result? In 1972, Pope Paul VI stated, “smoke of Satan has entered the Temple of God."

    Here we are again.

    Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Benedicto.


  31. Anonymous1:53 AM

    Family rosary for the Holy Father tonight just prayed!

  32. Anonymous2:27 AM

    Let's all pray for the Holy Father that he receives the courage to move in an even faster way towards tradition and he starts replacing these wolves with real shepherds.

  33. Anonymous3:36 AM

    This blog used to have a beautiful picture of the Holy Father that included his telling quote "pray for me that I may not flee for fear of the wolves." I think it is obvious that our Holy Father will not flee and has already taken many difficult steps to accomplish what is right for the church. Nonetheless we should continue to pray for him that he might accomplish what he has set out to do and that at the same time, he might right the bark of Peter. The "spirit" of Vatican II is rearing its ugly head once more, this time in an unapologetic attack on the intentions of the Holy Father.

  34. Anonymous4:21 AM

    I think the topic has been very well commented upon.

    I would add that I thought I was done with the Rosary Crusade. But, NO. I must continue onward. So this day I'll have finished 15 Rosaries which makes 467 since the Crusade ended on Christmas day. Yep, I practically live with the Rosary in my hand. Its addictive!

  35. Anonymous4:22 AM

    It looks like the "Superforce" that Fr. Malachi Martin described actually exists and the cracks are finally beginning to show. The SSPX has to get to the Holy Father and help him give a clear articulation on the privileges and truth of the Catholic Church. And with everyone's prayers and support, the power of the papacy can pull the Church out of the tailspin it is in.

  36. Anonymous5:42 AM

    It is getting down to the nitty gritty 2 Thess 2:8-11 time.

    2 Thess 2:8 "And then that wicked one shall be revealed whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth; and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming, him, 9 Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power, and signs, and lying wonders, 10 And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:

    [10 "God shall send"... That is God shall suffer them to be deceived by lying wonders, and false miracles, in punishment of their not entertaining the love of truth.]

    11 That all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity. "

  37. Anonymous9:30 AM

    I really appreciate the call of the blog owner for prayers for His Holiness. In our parish we decided adjoining every holy mass to pray for our beloved Benedict XVI and that he triumphs over all his enemies. Enemies like the secessionalistic and faithless "bishops" especially in countries of german language and the gadflies of Wojtyła in Rome.


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