Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Catholic Church Strikes Back

But not as you might expect. Father John Hollowel outlines what the American bishops are proposing that Catholics do to fight off the attack that is now happening upon the Church.

Five part plan:
Offer adoration at every Catholic church on the last Sunday of the month

Enter into rosary and daily prayer with our families

Participate in a fortnight for freedom this summer

Include special intentions at our Masses every Sunday

Fast every Friday this year, not just to abstain from meat but enter into the fast that we do on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

The Church has always responded to attack in this way: by encouraging its members to become saints. Yes, it appears confrontational, but we have always been instructed to do battle against evil. Perhaps it is just becoming more apparent that we are actually in a battle between good and evil.

To those who would seek to destroy the Catholic Church, Father Hollowel says:

Be warned: you take your place in a long line of people throughout the history of the world, many other lords of the world, many other people who have sought to do exactly what you now seek to do, and their bodies lie now in earthen graves, while the Ark of the Church continues to sail on toward eternity, that eternity of heaven where every tear will be wiped away and every joy will be finally manifested and made whole.

St Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil, May God rebuke him we humbly pray. May He cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Link to Father Hollowel's blog: On This Rock

No comments: