Update on Cardinal Cupich saying Hail Mary, St Michael prayer are against unity and Pope

There are those who insist that Cardinal Cupich has been vindicated. But I’m not so sure that the Cardinal thinks he needs to be vindicated one way or the other.

Having listened to Father Emanuel Torres-Fuentes and then seen what the Pastor, Father John Trout published about this, it seems that the timeline is that Father Trout spoke with Cardinal Cupich, and then later told Father Emanuel that “The Cardinal said…” perhaps not closing out the quotation marks in his instructions to Father Emanuel, but insisting that the Saint Michael prayer not be said publicly and insisting that the Hail Mary not be recited, but that there should be a hymn instead. Obediently and respectfully Father Emanuel then passed on the instructions, thinking it was all from the Cardinal. As it is, Rev. John Trout personally and positively affirmed what Father Emanuel said. What Father Emanuel said is exactly what is wanted by Father Trout, who in directing the younger priest, invoked the name of the Cardinal. So…?

Father John Trout goes on to inescapably imply that the Hail Mary and the Saint Michael Prayer militate against the unity of the Church, and specifically that the Hail Mary and the Saint Michael Prayer demonstrate the deepest disrespect of Pope Francis in that they militate against devoted support of the Holy Father. He does this in the same paragraph providing us with the details of his private conversation with the Cardinal, inescapably implying that he is parroting exactly what the Cardinal told him. Is that like his own misspeak with Father Emanuel? Just sayin’…

How anyone could possibly view the Hail Mary and Saint Michael prayer as somehow against the very person of Pope Francis is beyond me.

Anyway, right now I’m going to say the Hail Mary and Saint Michael prayer for Father Emanuel, and also for Father John Trout and Cardinal Blase Cupich and Pope Francis. I’m sure Father Emanuel will appreciate if you join me.

Just to say, those wanting us to say the Saint Michael prayer include Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis. Here’s the full set of the Leonine Prayers if it’s these that are the real problem in Chicago…

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. (x3)

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee to we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this exile, show unto us the blessed Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O pious, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the Saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray: and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us. (x3)


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9 responses to “Update on Cardinal Cupich saying Hail Mary, St Michael prayer are against unity and Pope

  1. Liz

    What gets me is that he was prayerfully and humbly and even lovingly handling this and now he’s in trouble even for that.

    I do love the Immaculate Mary hymn afterwards.

    It’s too late though. Word is out on this and now we know. I’ve added Father Emanuel Torres-Fuentes to my prayer list. (I’ll pray for Cardinal Cupich and Fr. Trout as well albeit a little grudgingly. A Hail Mary and a St. Michael prayer seem appropriate ones to pray for them.) God bless him. Did you see that Bishop Strickland has encouraged his priests to say the Hail Mary and St. Michael prayers after mass?! Ha ha, I love Bishop Strickland!

  2. Liz

    p.s. Oh I just reread your post and it seems you already said that about saying those prayers for them. (That’s probably where I got the idea…ha ha!)

  3. Catherine

    Now we know that they know how powerful our Lady and her Rosary and intercession is. Also, the Pope dedicated the Vatican and Church to Saint Michael and to the terror of demons, our beloved St. Joseph. So its too late for “them” to reverse that action. When “they” tell us not to do something, you know how powerful that “something” is. Such as at the beginning of the pandemic, “they” said to mask in church and not sing. I think St. Augustine said that singing is like praying twice and it offers glory and praise to God.

    I unite my prayers with you and all who are praying these prayers and particularly for these intentions. God bless you Father George!


  4. How right Saint Paul the 6th was when he said the smoke of Satan had entered the church. How sad that the faithful have to witness the downfall of these supposed servants of God.

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  6. Dianna

    What’s next? The sign of the cross? Why does the Hail Mary and St. Michael prayer offend Francis? Totally ridiculous. If he is so easily offended maybe he should become a pagan. Seems he wants The Holy Mass to be a cut and dried, cold rendition of words…the same everywhere, no variation, no stepping out of line. My small mind cannot comprehend the reasoning of the head of the church cutting the Mass into bits. The Hail Mary is not devisive, “pope” Francis surely is.

  7. God bless Father Emmanuel. I’ll add him to my prayer list, too.

  8. Lisa

    For many months now our bishop in CT has asked that the Prayer of St. Michael be said in public after every Mass.

  9. Joisy Goil

    I can’t think of anyone who should fear the Blessed Mother and St. Michael except the one who awaits getting his head crushed by her heel and the one who already got beaten by St. Michael.
    I stayed after mass today for a few minutes and said the Hail Mary and the St. Michael Prayer out loud.
    There was so much talking after mass, as the congregation left, I doubt if anyone heard or cared but I did it anyway.

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