The fact that very often when the Lord healed the sick, he also performed an exorcism, and the fact that Paul connected not discerning the Body and Blood of the Lord with physical illness and death, lead me to believe that there is in this battle against the invisible virus enemy also a spiritual battle with the demonic.
Perhaps this cursed virus is also literally a cursed virus.
Fathers, Bishops, for the love of God recite the “Long St. Michael Prayer”. If you need a recording of the Latin, I can help with that. I can send you an mp3 recording of
- Chapter 3 read deliberately, pedantically, with careful pronunciation. I omit rubrics, which you would not read aloud.
- that same recording of Chapter 3 slowed down to 0.7 speed.
Drop me a line: HERE
Put in the email subject line: SEND LATIN RECORDING of XI.3 [Exactly that, please.] and tell me where you are and what your assignment is. Again, bishops and priests only.
Priests and bishops, again, use the exorcism prayer in the places that are entrusted to your charge. And then bless the places. Go through your churches and attendant buildings, and exorcise and bless with properly blessed Holy Water. Go through your schools and offices and rectories. Exorcise and bless. Exorcise and bless. Go around the grounds of your parish, or through all the offices of the chancery. Go around the convents and even the parking lots. Exorcise and bless. Exorcise and bless. Do what only YOU can do! You are sacerdotes! You act in persona Christi capitis. Fathers, ask permission to use Title XI. Ch. 3. The Rituale Romanum says that an Ordinarius can give permission. Your Vicar General is also an Ordinary in your diocese, not just the local ordinary bishop!
And PLEASE don’t be intimidated by the Latin. I’ll send you my recording and practice with it. After all, don’t warfighters practice disassembling and assembling their weapons? Do they not drill and ready themselves? This is war.
Funny story about exorcism and Latin.
An exorcist friend told me that one of his exorcists friends has really bad Latin. However, as he was struggling miserably through the Latin of the exorcism rite over a person (Ch. 2), the demon began to complain that the priest’s Latin was so bad that it was causing the demon painful distress. That, by the way, is what you want to do to demons.
So, even bad Latin works!