New Instruction from Pope on SP
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I am hearing news that the much anticipated new Instruction meant to clarify SP might in fact contain some bad news for traditionally minded Catholics.  For some discussion, head on over to Fr. Z's place (wdtprs.com/blog).

In the meantime, here are some prayers from Blessed Be God that may apply to this situation:

PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT FOR THE CHURCH
O Holy Spirit, Creator, propitiously help the Catholic Church, and by thy heavenly power strengthen and confirm it against the assaults of the enemy; by Thy charity and grace renew the spirit of Thy servants whom Thou hast anointed, that in Thee they may glorify the Father and His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH FOR THE CHURCH (NB: St. Joseph is also the patron saint of Canada)
To thee, O blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our affliction, and, having implored the help of thy thrice-holy spouse, we now with heart filled with confidence earnestly beg thee also to take us under thy protection.  By that charity wherewith thou wert united to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and by that fatherly love with which thou didst cherish the Child Jesus, we beseech thee and we humbly pray that thou wilt look down with gracious eye upon that inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by His Blood, and wilt succour us in our need by thy power and strength.

Defend, O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen offspring of Jesus Christ.  Keep from us, O most loving father, all blight of error and corruption.  Aid us from on high, most valiant defender, in this conflict with the powers of darkness; and as thou didst once rescue the Child Jesus from great peril to His life, so now defend God’s holy Church from the snares of the enemy and all adversity.  Finally, shield every one of us with thy patronage, that, imitating thy example and strengthened by thy help, we may live a holy life, die a happy death, and attain to everlasting happiness in heaven.  Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE POPE
Let us pray for our Pontiff, Pope Benedict.  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.  Our Father, Hail Mary, etc.

PRAYER FOR HERETICS AND UNBELIEVERS
Lord Jesus, most merciful Saviour of the world, we humbly beseech Thee, by Thy most Sacred Heart, that all the sheep who stray out of Thy fold, as well as those why are held by the darkness of error, may be converted to Thee, the Shepherd and Bishop of their souls Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, forever and ever.  Amen.
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