I can only interpret Massimo “Beans” Faggioli’s confused statements about the Rosary as a cry for help. Otherwise, what he has repeated is truly dreadful.
I have already posted a request to you readers to say the Rosary for him. HERE
Now I see that he is at it again.
In Brussels there was an ecumenical service held in the cathedral of all places for “Reformation” Sunday. Some young Catholics had the audacity to pray the Rosary. The powers that be had them removed by the police. HERE
Beans tooted on Twitter:
I am against the weaponization of the Rosary and the use of the Virgin Mary as a human shield against anybody https://t.co/RceljyI4iw
— Massimo Faggioli (@MassimoFaggioli) October 30, 2017
The Most Holy Rosary certainly IS a weapon. It is entirely proper to speak of the Rosary as a weapon.
Faggioli’s statement against thinking about the Rosary as spiritual weapon is a diabolical insinuation which, if taken seriously, could undermine how people pray and enervate our will to resist the attacks of the Enemy of the Soul with one of our most powerful spiritual tools. It is, quite simply, wicked in its implications. I hope and pray that he is merely confused.
Faggioli’s statement against thinking about Mary as a “human shield” is preposterous. It flies directly in the face of centuries of tradition, prayer and Catholic identity.
One of the earliest Christian prayers which we possess is
Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, Sancta Dei Genetrix. Nostras deprecationes ne despicias in necessitatibus, sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper, Virgo gloriosa et benedicta. Amen.
We take refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God; despise not our petitions in our needs, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
Pope Francis has spoken of this prayer and the protection that Mary provides. HERE
What on earth is Faggioli up to? Is it a cry for help in the shape of self-promotion? “Hey! Look at me! See how edgy I can be?”
Remember that he is one of the New catholic Red Guards.
Another writer of the New catholic Red Guards, Michael Sean Winters of the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) has also tried to undermine our use of the Rosary by objecting to referring to it as a “weapon”. HERE
Just do a search of the webs for “schutzmantelmadonna“.
It is hard to understand how Faggioli can be so obtuse when it comes to this odd notion of his. But he has now repeated it.
Please place Massimo beneath Mary’s shielding mantle and say some or all of a Rosary for him. Pray for him and against his influence on the unsuspecting.
Perhaps also ask Bl. Bartolo Longo to intercede for him with Our Lady and before the throne of God.
Let me help Massimo in a concrete way:
At a Mass for the Assumption 2013 Pope Francis told the crowds:
“Mary joins us, she fights at our side. She supports Christians in the fight against the forces of evil. Especially through prayer, through the rosary. Hear me out, the rosary… Do you pray the Rosary each day? I don’t know, are you sure? There we go!”
And in his native tongue an extended quote with my emphases:
Ma questo non significa che [Maria] sia lontana, che sia staccata da noi; anzi, Maria ci accompagna, lotta con noi, sostiene i cristiani nel combattimento contro le forze del male. La preghiera con Maria, in particolare il Rosario – ma sentite bene: il Rosario. Voi pregate il Rosario tutti i giorni? Ma, non so… [la gente grida: Sì!] Sicuro? Ecco, la preghiera con Maria, in particolare il Rosario ha anche questa dimensione “agonistica”, cioè di lotta, una preghiera che sostiene nella battaglia contro il maligno e i suoi complici. Anche il Rosario ci sostiene nella battaglia.
But this does not mean that [Mary] is distant or detached from us; rather Mary accompanies us, fights along with us, sustains Christians in their combat against the forces of evil. Prayer with Mary, especially the Rosary – but listen carefully: the Rosary. Do you pray the Rosary every day? But I’m not sure you do [the people shout “Yes!”]… Really? So, prayer with Mary, especially the Rosary, has this “combative” dimension, that is of struggle, a prayer that sustains us in the battle against the evil one and his accomplices. The Rosary also sustains us in the battle.