THE OCCASION OF HIS BEATIFICATION, THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE RIGHTS OF CATHOLICS
IN THE CHURCH PROPOSES THE FOLLOWING LITANY FOR THE INTERCESSION OF POPE
for the Rights of Catholics in the Church is opposed to the beatification
of Pope Pius IX. We offer this litany as a stark reminder to the Curia
that this process is absurd and an exercise in Curial cynicism. Beatifying
Pius IX on the same day as the beatification of John XXIII makes a mockery
of Pope John's saintliness. The beatification of Pius IX makes the church's
teachings on social justice, so widely preached by John Paul II, hypocrisy.
Help us to overcome
the temptation to follow our own conscience, a practice you condemned in
Quanta Cura. Pius IX pray for us.
Help us to convert
all non-Catholics in the world, who are otherwise condemned to hell, as
you proclaimed in Quanto Conficiamur. Pius IX pray for us.
Inspired by your
example, help us to continue the persecution of the Jewish people, those
"money lusting enemies of the Church," as you described them in your 1873
address. Pius IX pray for us.
Help us to remember
Edgardo Moratara so that we might secretly baptize other Jewish children,
and, if necessary, kidnap them from their protesting parents, following
your example. Pius IX pray for us.
Give us courage
to condemn scripture scholars who dare subject the prophesies and miracles
of the Sacred Scripture to textual and historical criticism. Pius IX pray
teachings in the Syllabus of Errors, help us to stamp out democracy wherever
it may be and protect us from progress, liberalism, and modern civilization.
Pius IX pray for us.
Help us to deprive
non-Catholics in Catholic countries of the right to worship publicly. Pius
IX pray for us.
Help us to work
to restore Britain's rule over the Republic of Ireland and to condemn the
Irish who resist, as you condemned them. Pius IX pray for us.
Move us to accept
your approval of slavery, remembering that it was sanctioned in Scripture.
Pius IX pray for us.
Keep us safe from
contact with our fellow non-Catholic Christians lest we be contaminated
by their prayers. Pius IX pray for us.
Teach us about
humility as you did with those who had to kiss your foot instead of your
ring. Pius IX pray for us.
for the Rights of Catholics in the Church
Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55409
Schutzius, ARCC Advocacy
Ingrid Shafer, ARCC Vice President