14 October 2018

Oratiuncula hodierna

Saint Paul VI, pray that the smoke of Satan which entered the Church may, by your intercession, be driven back. Pray that the the whole Church may hear with docile obedience the moral teachings which, handed down by your predecessors, you handed down to our generations. Pray especially for your successor Pope Francis, that, with the help of the Holy Spirit, he may devoutly, powerfully, and joyfully set forth the tradition received through the Apostles, the Deposit of Faith.

9 comments:

Richard Ashton said...

Amen.

Amateur Brain Surgeon said...

The Pope a Saint?
With you I must level
He prolly ain’t
Bring back the advocate devil

Donna Bethell (formerly known as Rose Marie) said...

I am grateful for Humanae vitae. Otherwise, humph.

Daniel Hayes said...

I am afraid that Pope Paul served as John the Baptist to Pope Francis!

Scribe said...

Is it now an article of belief for us to accept Paul VI as a saint? I cannot imagine myself asking for his intercession. There have been far too many 'saints' of late. Meanwhile, may I plead the cause of Fr Jacques Hamel, Martyr of Christ and Martyr de France? Pope Francis has already said that he is a true martyr with no need of miracles to prove it. Pope Francis has also joked that 'Benedict and I will be next.' In my book,it is a matter of Jacques Hamel - santo subito!

SilverDog said...

And thus being in my golden years, but remembering the installation of the New Order of the Mass back in my teen years. I remember my parents dreadfully disappointed in the Pope then. Look what has transpired, but the collapse of our Catholic faith. Yes Paul VI oversaw that ugly spectacle. The betrayal of Cardinal Minszenty by this Catholic Pope. Humanae Vitae thankfully protected by the good Cardinal Ottaviani. There still remains a fog for me from all this, but a saint of the Church, I cannot accept and will not evoke him. So, sorry here about the negativity and my first time commenting here. I pray for my Catholic Church and will not desert.

Jovan-Marya Weismiller, T.O.Carm. said...

A Saint he may be, but there is nothing that says I'm required to call Paul VI 'Saint' or to invoke him. There are several recent Saints I feel the same about.

Ignatius, Cornwall said...

I agree with SilverDog. I add to his comments that, (apart from the possibly nefarious machinations before and during the election process of Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio), this pontificate, appals me with the lack of its fulfilling a basic papal obligation: that of CLEARLY teaching the Catholic Apostolic Christian Faith unchanged and without compromise. I also consider that Francis has, by his sheer waffle, created the contrary of clarity, even promoted obvious heresy. The question is, is he actually an apostate, even a heretic; and if so has he in fact already excommunicated himself and thus ceased to be pope? Only the future will make this clear.

Ignatius, Cornwall said...

I have just posted my comments about Pope Francis -- I should have made clear that my thoughts relate to the validity of this political papacy and all its works, including the continued sanctifying of post-Vat II popes and others which I fear is to advance the psuedo "spirit" of Vatican II itself.