What did I write the other day?
With the rapid degradation of morals, the overturning of common sense and natural law, and the dissolution of civil rule of law in these USA we are seeing – and this is not a surprise – a rise of open invocation of the Enemy of the Soul.
The spiritual war is becoming more open war. The dupes of the Enemy sense that their time is coming and they are emboldened.
It is time for bishops and priests to get out the older, traditional copies of the Rituale Romanum and consider using its powerful and effective rites, including and especially Title XI, ch. 3. Let’s have processions and public recitation of litanies.
Portland Archdiocese Consecrated to Our Lady of Fatima
PORTLAND, Ore. — Faithful from Portland and the surrounding area filled St. Mary’s Cathedral to overflowing on June 28 for Archbishop Alexander Sample’s Mass consecrating the archdiocese to Our Lady of Fatima.
The Mass and consecration, celebrated on the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, were offered particularly for the strengthening of marriage and family life.
“Marriage and family life are in a real crisis. We make this consecration to her to watch over our families and marriages. Families need Our Lady’s love and protection,” the archbishop said during the homily, according to the Catholic Sentinel.
Todd Cooper, special assistant to Archbishop Sample, told CNA that Pope Francis’ consecration of his papacy to Our Lady of Fatima, as well as his consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, spurred Archbishop Sample to do the same for Portland.
The archbishop also found an urgent spiritual need to offer the archdiocese’s efforts of strengthening marriage and families to Mary for her intercession.
Archbishop Sample is inviting families and the faithful to participate in First Saturday devotions, as Our Lady of Fatima encouraged.
On the first Saturday of the month, the faithful are asked to go to confession (preferably on a first Saturday, but within eight days before or after one), receive holy Communion (in a state of grace), pray five decades of the Rosary (one set of mysteries) and spend 15 additional minutes in meditation (on one or more mysteries of the Rosary).
All of these actions should be offered for the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. According to the Blessed Mother’s promises at Fatima, if this is accomplished on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, she will assist the faithful at the hour of death with all the graces necessary for salvation.
“He has come to the realization that we need to look beyond our own efforts and our own resourcefulness in trying to evangelize the culture and our people,” Cooper said. “We need to look for spiritual support for that, and he thought there would be no better way.”
The Archbishop’s letter to priests HERE.
Fr. Z Kudos to His Excellency. Well done.