In your goodness, will you stop and, right now, say a prayer for a cleric who is going through some ecclesiastical … there’s no other way to put this… persecution of the liberal sort.
It’s as nasty as I have ever heard about and it is not unrelated to present trends and events.
Here is a suggestion for a prayer:
PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
The Devil is on the rampage right now, and it is only beginning.
We all need to get out the spiritual armor, polish it up, and buckle it on.
A while back I wrote about getting onto a war-footing. I think the days are drawing nearer if they haven’t arrived already.
I have in my mind the story of Nehemiah. Artaxerxes the Persian gave permission to Nehemiah to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Jerusalem was surrounded by enemies. While the workman labored on the walls they had swords girded on.
I’m buckling up. I reviewed today a list I made for myself a while back of a few things I resolved to do, or to do better. Spiritual warfare, both defense and offence, has to begin with me.
Something is up, dear readers. We have to get our heads into a mental place where we can endure bad news and bad deeds. I suggest doing some networking. I often recommend that you do some basic, at least, preparation in the face of storms or disasters for the sake of yourselves and your loved ones. This applies also to spiritual prep.
I think it was Card. Burke who, not to long ago, recommended prayers for the Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus. HERE