Philip,This summer also marked the 45th anniversary of Humanae Vitae. Yesterday was St. Bartholemew's Day, with all its overtones of massacres. Today is the feast of St. Louis IX. A good and holy pope died in 2014. Now we have an intercessor! Perhaps we should ask for his intercession in strengthening the fortitude of the bishops, priests, deacons, and laymen everywhere?
Novena to St. Pius XGlorious pope of the Eucharist, St. Pius X, you sought “to restore all things in Christ.” Obtain for me a true love of Jesus so that I may live only for Him. Help me to acquire a lively fervor and a sincere will to strive for sanctity of life and that I may avail myself of the riches of the Holy Eucharist, which is sacrifice and sacrament. By your love for Mary, mother and queen, inflame my heart with tender devotion to her.Blessed model of the priesthood, obtain for us holy, dedicated priests, and increase vocations to the priesthood and religious life.Dispel confusion, hatred, and anxiety. Incline our hearts to peace so that all nations will place themselves under the reign of Christ. Amen.St. Pius X, pray for me.Oblique aside here: We are told that Pope John Paul II will be Canonised and Canonising a Saint not only means that he is in Heaven but that his behavior is eminently worthy of imitation and yet he did things that Pope Saint Pius X would not have been caught dead doing and everybody knows that so how is that going to be explained away?(Here mention your request).
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