In November of 2018 when the late Bp. Morlino died, I was in Paris. I was able to celebrate a Requiem Mass for him in Notre-Dame – before the fire! – in the chapel of the Crown of Thorns. Shortly after, still in Paris, I was hit by a motorcycle. As often happens with experiences like this, the details come back later. I had the strong sensation of being pushed into the street, in the sight of Notre-Dame.
Today, the day after the anniversary of the burning of Notre-Dame (which I think was arson) and my posting about it, with a recording of its bells which are supposed to repel demonic influence, I specifically, aloud, asked God to help me get something right in my interpretation of Christ’s odd words to Mary Magdalen (from whom Christ had cast seven devils), “Do not cling to me” and the use of the Greek middle voice imperative. Sermon video HERE.
After Mass I started the Leonine Prayers. I had the strongest sensation of being choked. I muddled through to the end. But I was really pissed off. I couldn’t conclude anything other than this was a harassment by the Enemy.
So, I returned the favor with a spiritual and priestly baseball bat to his hideous face.
The folder I used for the readings, had in it the Title XI Chapter 3 “Exorcism against Satan and Apostate Angels”. I have the faculty from the Bishop of Madison to use this prayer also in public. So I read it and then sprinkled the place with Epiphany Water which I blessed last January.
Screw you, Satan. Touch a priest and you are going to have the agony you deserve.
I’ve been asking people to pray for the miraculous eradication of the Coronavirus. I strongly believe that this is a spiritual war and not just an worldly challenge. I think the virus and what’s going on in the Church are connected. I don’t know how, but I think they are. So, I am not surprised that I might get some harassment from Old Scratch. And, interestingly enough, about a month ago, when I really started in on this prayer for the virus thing, I wound up falling and re-injuring the same foot that was badly injured in Paris.