Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Guild Prayer of Restoration

I've been adding the intention to my rosary or begging St. Joseph that a truly Catholic pope and hierarchy may assume authority in the Church.  I really should be asking for a rollback to the pre-1955 liturgy as well to excise all of Bugnini's Masonic handiwork, because ditching Vatican II, while necessary, isn't enough to restore the Church.  But I guess the first order of business is to get a pope who holds the Faith of St. Peter, whole and entire.  I found this prayer today on the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula site and have committed to saying it every day:

Almighty and Everlasting God, * we beseech thee to restore unto this world of sin * that faith which St. Peter thy first Pope and Prince of the Apostles * did once humbly confess; * and commit once more, * through thine infinite mercy, * the government of thy Church * unto a worthy Vicar of thy Son; * that he may be bestowed with such virtues * as may be pleasing in thy sight; * and that being so adorned, * he may lift from the Church and from all nations * the heavy weight of heresy that presseth down upon us; * and rendering Christendom once more acceptable in thy sight, * may bring at length all nations to render due homage at the feet of their divine King, * even Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, * who liveth and reigneth with thee, * in the unity of the Holy Ghost, * ever one God, * world without end.  * Amen.

This is the Guild's take on the status of the Church:

THE CHURCH Members of The Guild shall acquiesce and adhere to The Guild’s position on the status of the Church, namely that Vatican II has failed to provide for the good of the Church and its people, and that it is no longer possible to recognize in the post-conciliar “Church” the infallible teaching authority it possessed before the Second Vatican Council. Faced with this unhappy conclusion, we find ourselves forced, like orphaned children, to “fend for ourselves” until such time as we may once again see the light of the true Faith expressed in Rome. For the sake of the unity of The Guild and its future security, we cannot welcome as members anyone who holds a view at variance with this position. While we believe others to be free to hold different opinions, we must determine a moral ground for ourselves so that we can act in harmony as a group with a unified purpose. This position, however, is not to be construed as a condemnation of others who have reached different conclusions. Our priests and religious shall continue to welcome all Catholics of good faith to our Masses, our services, and our sacraments.

I think the part that says Vatican II "failed to provide for the good of the Church and its people," needs to be re-written.  It needs to specifically state how Vatican II contradicts past teaching.  I do agree that "it is no longer possible to recognize in the post-conciliar "Church" the infallible teaching authority it possessed before the Second Vatican Council."  


Anonymous said...

That's a great prayer! I'll add it too. :)
I'm sorry we didn't get to visit with each other after Mass. I had to travel home on the double to meet one of my grandmother's friends for tea and cookies. She's a sweet lady, I couldn't disappoint her. :)
We'll have to catch up!
God bless and protect you always.

Wendy Haught said...

Hey, Raquel! The tea sounds lovely. Can't wait to hear all the details. Thanks for commenting!