06 May 2013

Oremus Pro Pontifice Nostro Francisco

Lest one think that I am unwilling to note as much, I wanted to point out some of the hopeful signs coming out of this pontificate as of late.  Pope Francis has, in the last couple of weeks, called for Bishops to deny Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians, has publicly rebuked a Cardinal who retired under serious allegations, advising him to leave the country wherein he was involved in scandal, has expressed the shock of the world at the inhuman working conditions suffered by the workers in the building collapse in Bangladesh, and has maintained the official stance of his predecessor regarding the wayward heterodox nuns.

Intriguing times, intriguing Pope.  Who knows what comes next?

The following prayer is taken from the Roman Missal. A partial indulgence is attached to the versicle and response.
V. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Francisco. V. Let us pray for Francis, our Pope.
R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius. [Ps 40:3] R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. [Ps 40:3]
Pater Noster, Ave Maria. Our Father, Hail Mary.
Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum Franciscum, quem pastorem Ecclesiae tuae praeesse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quaesumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus praeest, proficere: ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum, Dominum nostrum. Amen. O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Francis, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. 


long pants said...

Before you get too giddy about Francis sticking it to those no-good nuns, you might want to read this: http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1302008.htm

I think the nuns are going to be OK.

ToS said...

If only his liturgical practices were better. I don't like the sound of "urges bishops" either. Some good old fashion discipline instead of recommendations or urging is in order.

Peggy R said...

Fr Z has posted text from several of the Holy Father's homilies. There is much to cheer about. He names Satan; he calls out "weak, lukewarm" Catholics; he exhorts the faithful to confess and priests to hear them; among other things.

Anonymous said...

..."I think the nuns are going to be ok".

The Church can do well without this poison.
By their fruits you shall know them.