That’s the PCI in Rome. The “Salone” to the left is where it seems electioneering for the papacy was taking place in 2005, you know, it seems by the Sankt Gallen crowd. Interesting that would happen just there.
Those who have suffered bloody persecutions will be the first to say that bloody persecution is not the worst persecution. Incomparably worse is a persecution of the faith of the Lord’s Little Flock from within, by the priests and bishops who not only negate doctrine and morality and instruction on the spiritual life and any reverence in the liturgy, but who actively lead people to hell, dragging them into cleverly concocted myths of self-absorbed “liberation” from… Jesus.
Suffering martyrdom and then going to heaven? Great! Losing one’s eternal soul in hell? Well, hell.
I was well acquainted with Irish seminarians while I was in Rome. They said that they were going back to Ireland to liberate their people from traditional faith. First thing to be axed upon their return? The Rosary. Yes, they said it plainly. Then Individual sacramental Confession. That’s the two steps to death. They were eager to do this. They’re the ones, the only ones who accomplish the “liberation of the Irish people” (their words) from… Jesus. And they did it.
And don’t think those are actual numbers above. The percentage of those who enter the seminary and who are ordained priests is always small. And in these conditions it would be almost impossible. If you count up the (arch)dioceses and subtract the Neo-Cats, that’s only about 1.something seminarians per (arch)diocese.
Take a look at Dublin in that list above. 0-0-0. You have to know that Dublin vied to be the largest Archdiocese in the world over against Milan. And I note that there is not even one seminarian at the Pontifical Irish College in Rome. Just. Wow.
But the Lord’s Little Flock will survive. There is a rebellion amongst the young who see through the narrow narcissism of their elders who were once young like them. But this is no mere “revolution” of the young once again. This is about Jesus. This is about our Blessed Mother. This is about Jesus forming young men for future priesthood by first of all throwing them today headlong into the trenches.
Jesus has an eleventh commandment, that we are to pray to the Master of the Harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Just know that when you thus praying, you are also praying that conditions be such that good and holy vocations will survive the seminary and whatever interference from their (arch)dioceses.
Those who will be ordained have been called during this time of annihilation to have the privilege of standing in solidarity with Jesus in His trials, in the midst of His Little Flock being attacked relentlessly by the wolves. To be clever as serpents but innocent as doves means no compromise, no half measures, all for Jesus, all for His Blessed Mother.
What to do? Glad you priests asked!
- Rosary, always, before every Holy Mass, and you start it off
- Confessions, always, before every Holy Mass
- Offer Holy Mass with humility, reverence, thanksgiving
- Fullness of doctrine, morality, instruction on the spiritual life, reverent liturgy
- Forget Hegelian-Rahnerian “dialog” from hell. Teach the faith! Drop celebrating “gay”, protecting abortion, promoting euthanasia, lesbian priestxes…
- And priests: You are to do 100% of Communion calls, visits to hospitals and rehabs and nursing homes. You be in solidarity with those who suffer. Don’t schedule Last Rites. Go immediately.
Meanwhile, I’m sure there must still be some good priests with whom I was with as seminarians. Praying for them. I can’t imagine the nightmare they are living. Hail Mary…
Meanwhile, I’m aghast in thinking about this. I know those who brought this about. The mantra as the seminaries were emptying out already in those days was “More novelty! Keep up with America!” Really. Don’t follow Jesus, but keep up with America.
What does that say about America? I’ve been complaining about Ireland, but what does Ireland breathlessly wanting to keep up with America say about America? I can’t imagine the nightmare some of my fellow priests here in America are suffering. Hail Mary…
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A Prayer for Priests
Gracious God, loving Father, font of every gift and good, make of priests for us we pray:
men of faith, men of love, humble servants of your Word, prophets of your Spirit’s grace;
men of hope, men of peace, strong defenders of the truth, heralds of your holy gospel;
men of prayer, men of praise, guardians of our sacred rites, of the scriptures and tradition;
men of changelessness and change, men who follow you each day, when and where your Spirit leads;
men of tenderness and strength, comfort for the sick and weary, shepherds leading home the lost;
men of counsel, men of wisdom, gentle guides for the confused, lights along the darkened path;
men of mercy, patient men, understanding and consoling of the grieving and abused;
men of justice and compassion, reconciling and forgiving, men of healing in your name;
men of sacrifice and honor, single minded in your service, set apart to do your will;
men of holiness and joy, men anointed by your grace, men ordained to serve as Christ.
Make us one with them in faith and in Christ your only Son in whose holy name we pray.
O Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep your priests within the shelter of your sacred heart, where none may touch them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands, which daily touch your sacred body.
Keep unsullied their lips, daily purpled with your precious blood.
Keep pure and unearthly their hearts, sealed with the sublime mark of your priesthood.
Let your holy love surround them, and shield them from the world’s contagion.
Bless their labors with abundant fruit, and may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here on earth, and in heaven, their everlasting crown.
Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for priests and vocations to the priesthood.
– St. Therese of Lisieux
O Almighty Eternal God, look upon the face of Thy Christ, and for the love of Him who is the Eternal High Priest, have pity on Thy priests. Remember, O most compassionate God, that they are but weak and frail human beings. Stir up in them the grace of their vocation which is in them by the imposition of the bishop’s hands. Keep them close to Thee, lest the Enemy prevail against them, so that they may never do anything in the slightest degree unworthy of their sublime vocation.
O Jesus, I pray Thee for Thy faithful and fervent priests;
for Thy unfaithful and tepid priests;
for Thy priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields;
for Thy tempted priests;
for Thy lonely and desolate priests;
for Thy young priests;
for Thy aged priests;
for Thy sick priests,
for Thy dying priests;
for the souls of Thy priests in Purgatory.
But above all I commend to Thee the priests dearest to me; the priest who baptized me;
the priests who absolved me from my sins;
the priests at whose Masses I assisted, and who gave me Thy Body and Blood in Holy Communion;
the priests who taught and instructed me, or helped and encouraged me;
all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way, particularly N.
O Jesus, keep them all close to Thy Heart, and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen.
+Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, 6 September 2018
Sandra, I am copying this prayer for personal use. Thank you for sharing it.
Wonderful! I’m copying it, too. Thanks be to God for this.
During the recent Novena from Our Lady of Knock Shrine in Ireland, there were two talks (one a Bishop, one a priest) that basicly said, “there aren’t enough priests anymore to run the parishes, laity will just have to deal with it”; there was a long talk by a laywoman about the Synodal process in Ireland that mentioned how responding people wanted dialogue aobut LGBT; another bishop in a sermon made reference to not judging politicians in regard to communion – sound familiar? Since then I’ve seen a video of a Father Hoban angry about the young, traditional priests of Ireland who want to wear cassocs and talk to people about sin. I also saw another video of an Irish man saying his bishop had received a letter signed by 500 young Catholics, asking in regard to the Synod, that doctrine not be changed, to which the bishop had responded that these 500 young Catholics were not a “representative sample”! Yes, we need to pray for the Church in Ireland -it’s certainly not the “isle of Saints and scholars” anymore ! And, definitely pray for the Church in our own country, where so much even worse stuff is happening. God be with us!
Re “there aren’t enough priests anymore to run the parishes, laity will just have to deal with it”.
Those who want to change the Church are thrilled by less vocations because it gives them the excuse they need to declare what has been referred to here in Australia as “priest-less parishes”. Maybe you have them there in the US as well. Feral nuns (our dear Fr O’Neill coined that term) or other feminist minded “Catholic” women were (are?) eager to takeover such “parishes”. I do not know if such got off the ground here or not but the idea was being promoted by liberal clergy and religious in a certain part of Australia late last century. I am happy to say that such does not exist where I live. To be without the Holy Mass and Sacraments would be dreadful indeed.
Love enlarges… hate seeks to diminish. Prayers
Almost thirty years ago a dear priest friend asked me to pray for a seminarian who was being hassled by his superiors for saying the rosary. My priest friend cautioned him to say the rosary privately, even to using his fingers rather than traditional beads – so he wouldn’t ‘give himself away’.
I was aghast that this could be happening in a seminary – a prison maybe – but a seminary??
I guess the seminarian followed my priest friend’s advice because he was eventually ordained. I suspect he still says the rosary (wonder if he still has to be secretive about it?)
Not long after my priest friend gave the seminarien his advice he was sent for ‘training’ and told he was to find his next assignment (??) He eventually was incardinated to his childhood diocese. He was a chaplain of a Catholic high school for almost 30 years and then a girl accused him for molesting her in the confessional. He was instantly dismissed from the chaplaincy and not allowed to perform his priestly duties. The ensuing publicity was horrific. After a few weeks the police dropped the case and said it was groundless. – But neither diocese has never issued word about him being re-instated or found to be not guilty.
Unbelievable. I just see Jesus saying ‘what you did to others you did to Me.’
Sandra, I found the prayer after St. Therese’s attributed to Cdl. Richard Cushing1895-1970.