While reading one of my favorite Catholic blogs, I came across a link to a hateful blog. The purpose in supplying the link was to show how some people who claim to be Catholics think and to illustrate how the evil one works. I ask for prayers because the blog is vile and it made me sick to my stomach to read such venom directed toward Holy Mother Church, Pope Benedict and Archbishop Burke posted by people claiming to be Catholic. What awful, hate-filled, toxic rantings! While reading it, the hatred and rage coming from that blog became almost tangible and now after having read it, I just feel so sick, sad and upset.
A small sample of text from the blog, the description of the group and their goal: “…is a group of Catholics here in Saint Louis working to drive the snakes out of the Roman Catholic Church … the snakes of intolerance, bigotry, sexism, homophobia, and the vile abuse of power by members of the Roman Catholic clerical monarchy.”
This blogspot supports two parishes in the St. Louis area, one is a former Catholic parish, the other is one that supports women priests, homosexual unions and other non-Catholic teachings. Please pray for the conversion of those people to true Catholicism.
A PRAYER IN TIME OF DISTRESS
I shall walk through dark valleys,
I fear no harm for you are at my side.
Your rod and staff shall give me courage,
No evil shall befall me,
No weakness in my stride. God wills not my foot to slip
Or my guardian sleep, He guides me from all evil,
The Lord is my guardian; The Lord the shade I keep,
By day the sun cannot harm me Or the moon by night
For the Lord said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled,
Have faith in God and also in me. In my Father’s house
There are many dwelling places. If there were not,
Would I have told you That I am going to prepare
A place for you? And if I go and Prepare a place for you,
I will come back again And take you to myself,
So that where I am You also may be.”
If the Lord is with us,Who can be against us?
PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness
and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen
Dona Nobis Pacem.