We have non-Christian extremists wantoning killing Christians across the globe with the "civilized, enlightened West" standing by idlely watching it all happen without the slighted outrage or even quiet recognition!
We have an evil cabal of possessed politicians whose level of deceit and dishonestly makes the Father of Lies very proud indeed as they continue to attack people of faith, chipping away at our religious rights and attempting to muzzle Holy Mother Church with threats or lawsuits and taxation! Meanwhile it is a divide and conquer strategy in evil league with the so-called "Catholic" dissidents who are more interested in their Beltway party invitations than protecting the most helpless of God's creatures both in the womb and on life support! Their thirst for political power and lack of concern for the innocents must be making their historical predecessors of Cardinal Woosley and King Herald very proud!
Lastly, the vicious, non-stop attacks on the Holy Father are just unbelievable. Satan is pulling out all the stops with his demon possessed minions in the media to pull down this Shepherd. Dear God, please protect and comfort our Holy Father during these dreadful times. I cannot imagine the weight of the cross that he is carrying. Please all you faithful Readers, pray for our Holy Father... and for Holy Mother Church! As a student of history, this much vitriol and danger for the Church as not been seen since the early Roman persecutions and the French revolution!
With all this evil, we need prayers and Masses... so pray for the Holy Father, and assist in person or via EWTN in the Pontifical Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington, DC. on Saturday, April 24th which is being offered for our Holy Father.
V. Let us pray for our Pontiff, Pope Benedict.R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and bless him upon earth, and deliver him not to the will of his enemies.
Our Father. Hail Mary.
Let us pray.
O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Benedict, 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.