PRAY! Ask the Queen of Peace to intercede for these USA RIGHT NOW.

Friends, please spend time on your knees, perhaps with your Rosary, and ask the Queen of Peace to intercede with Her Son for graces for these USA right now.

I write this as I see reports on TV that, during protests in Dallas sparked by controversial recent shootings by police officers of black men, officers are now down, shot.  Snipers.

When I say the Novus Ordo on Sundays – which, believe it or not, I do with some regularity at the parish where I lend a hand – I always add to the petitions

“For all those service in the military and in law enforcement, that God will protect them from spiritual and temporal harm….” 

Fathers, perhaps you might do the same.

Remember, everyone: Bad things happen to other people in other places, until it’s your turn.  So, PRAY for those who turn has come.

LEOs out there, please, keep your heads on a swivel, thank you, and…



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  1. Matthew says:

    Great idea thank you Father.

  2. Makemeaspark says:

    Amen, Father Z. Your point is well taken, I was watching the reports of the shootings in Dallas with tears. Will say an extra rosary now before bed! Blessings on your for remembering our men in uniform foreign and domestic at mass.

  3. Adaquano says:

    My parent’s and my pastor growing up always did this. Might I also suggest spiritual support for their family members.

  4. Ellen says:

    The Fathers of Mercy have Adoration and confession every Friday during this Year of Mercy. I’m going today unless we have another thunderstorm and flood (which we have had way too many of this month). If we have a thunderstorm, I will say the rosary at home. I am shocked and grieved down to my soul.

  5. MWindsor says:

    I live in a suburb of Dallas. This is surreal. And the college where one of the shooters was cornered is only two or three blocks from Dealey Plaza.

  6. AvantiBev says:

    I am not much for her title “Queen of Peace” as the word “peace” sadly has come to mean to far too many “at any price”. So I will ask the intercession of Our Lady of Victory for my countrymen.

  7. Mike says:

    AvantiBev, I think this prayer, indulgenced in 1846 by Bl. Pius IX, may provide helpful perspective on intercession to Our Lady Queen of Peace:

    Hail, thou that art most venerable, Queen of Peace, most holy Mother of God; through the Sacred Heart of Jesus, thy Son, the Prince of Peace, procure for us the cessation of His anger, that so He may reign over us in peace. Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that any one who sought thy prayers was forsaken by God. Inspired with this confidence, I come unto thee. Despise not my petitions, O Mother of the Incarnate Word; but in thy loving-kindness hear and answer me, O merciful, O sweet Virgin Mary.

    Whether we care to hear it or not, we bring bloody calamity on ourselves by failing to proclaim the Gospel. Men need more urgently than ever to hear that salvation comes from, and only from, union with our Eucharistic Lord in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Every time we suppress or truncate or distort that message, we endanger lives and souls and anger Him Who paid the price of His life to redeem us and unite us to Him. Every time we proclaim and live His message, His whole message, we bring the world closer to His peace, the only true peace there is.

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