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                 July 15, 2007

The Six Hundred Million Dollar Man and His Friends

by Thomas A. Droleskey

This article is not about the effects of inflation over the course of thirty years on Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner, The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, respectively.

This particular article is about something so serious and appalling that it simply staggers the mind of one who did a good deal of reporting about perversity in the conciliar structures when associated with The Wanderer. Its appalling nature is compounded by the fact that so few Catholics in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism care enough to recognize that their money has gone to subsidize perversity and the cover up thereof that no sane person can any longer deny has taken place systematically over the course of the last thirty to forty years.

On second thought, however, I guess that there is no cause to be surprised about the apathy on the part of Catholics to see how their money has subsidized perversity when they do not see how their money has subsidized spiritual perversity in the form of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service and the false doctrines, both "approved" and "unapproved," that circulate within the conciliar structures. Indeed, there are plenty of otherwise, sane, rational, intelligent people who enable the antipopes of conciliarism and their false "bishops" without for a single moment (and I mean not a single, solitary moment) paying any attention at all to the massive harm caused to the souls of ordinary Catholics by the false teachings and liturgical abominations to which they have been subjected for the past forty years. This wreckage of souls is ultimately far more costly than the payout of money recounted below. There is a point, however, at which the subsidizing of physical and moral perversity and the subsidizing of spiritual perversity intersect to produce a multi-headed hydra that sweeps away the truths of the Catholic Faith as it sweeps more and more people into the fold of the One World Church that is but the diabolical ape of the Catholic Church.

Here is the story about the spiritual and moral cesspool that is the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, written by Laurie Goodstein of The New York Times:

Lawyers for more than 500 victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy members say they are on the verge of settling their lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for as much as $650 million.

If completed, it would be the largest payout made by any single diocese since the clergy sexual abuse scandals first became public in Boston in 2002. It would dwarf the $85 million paid for 552 claims by the Archdiocese of Boston.

The lawyers in the Los Angeles cases said the settlement could be announced on or before Monday, when jury selection is set to begin in the first of the cases. But they said many details remained to be settled. Also, any agreement would require a judge’s approval.

Tod M. Tamberg, director of media relations for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, said in an e-mail message that the only comment he could make was, “The archdiocese will be in court Monday at 9:30 a.m.”

A lawyer for the archdiocese did not return calls for comment.

Raymond P. Boucher, the lawyer who is representing 242 of the plaintiffs in the Los Angeles cases, and his co-counsel, Laurence E. Drivon, confirmed in telephone interviews on Saturday that a deal was imminent, but cautioned that it could still dissolve.

“I think we’re committed to getting to the point where we could get it resolved and announce a settlement,” Mr. Boucher said. “I’m more optimistic than I have been.”

Mr. Drivon said, “The primary motivation for the archdiocese to settle is that it is substantially likely that if they don’t resolve these cases they’re going to get hit” for much more than $650 million.

The Los Angeles cases have been particularly complex because they involve so many victims, multiple insurance companies, many Catholic religious orders whose own priests and brothers stand accused, and a prominent archbishop, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, who has cast himself as an ally of victims but has been accused by them of intransigence.

Many dioceses in California have been hit by large numbers of lawsuits because the state passed a law in 2002 that opened a one-year window for cases to be filed without regard to the statute of limitations.

Steven Sanchez, a 47-year old financial adviser who is one of the plaintiffs in the case set to begin on Monday, said he had been girding himself to testify about the abuse he suffered when he was 9 or 10 years old, and he said he wanted to see church officials called to account in a courtroom.

Asked what he would do with the money, should the anticipated settlement be reached, he said simply, “Where can you take that check and cash it that will make you 10 years old again?”

Cardinal Mahony announced in May that, to raise money for a settlement, the archdiocese would sell its administrative building on Wilshire Boulevard and might sell about 50 other church properties that were not being used by parishes or schools.

The Associated Press was the first news organization to report on Saturday that the archdiocese had agreed to a settlement for $600 to $650 million, and attributed the report to two plaintiffs’ lawyers who asked for anonymity.

Katherine K. Freberg, a lawyer in Irvine, Calif., who represents 109 victims, said, “We are hopeful that this is going to happen, but we still have some remaining details to work on.”

Cardinal Mahony is expected to be called to testify in the case that is set to begin on Monday, involving what the archdiocese knew about two decades of alleged abuse by one priest — the Rev. Clinton Hagenbach, who died in 1987. Cardinal Mahony became archbishop of Los Angeles in 1985.

The trial on Monday is only one of more than a dozen scheduled to start between now and January.

Any settlement would require the archdiocese to make public its confidential files that could shed light on which church officials knew of the abuse accusations, and when they knew, Mr. Boucher said. Many of the accused priests had multiple victims because they were moved by their superiors from one parish to another when accusations arose.

Mary Grant, 44, is an abuse victim whose case was settled by the Diocese of Orange, in California, and is a plaintiff in the Los Angeles cases.

Ms. Grant is Western regional director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, and counsels other victims. She said any settlement in Los Angeles would be “a bitter release.”

“We understand there are survivors who are desperately in need of medical care, therapy,” she said. “They may not be able to go through a trial. But on the other hand, there are many survivors really who’ve wanted their day in court.”

She added: “It’s been a long, hard five-year battle for survivors in Los Angeles. So I think that probably a sense of temporary relief that may come from it.”

The Los Angeles Archdiocese, its insurers and several Roman Catholic religious orders, including the Carmelites, the Franciscans and the Jesuits, have already paid a total of $114 million in several separate agreements, to settle 86 claims.

Lawsuits over sexual abuse have already cost the Roman Catholic church in the United States more than $1.5 billion. Each diocese must handle the costs on its own, with no assistance from the Vatican. Few cases have gone to trial, usually because of laws on the statute of limitations.

Settlements are far more common, and victims in California have consistently won some of the largest payouts. In California, the Diocese of Orange paid $100 million for 90 abuse claims in 2004 and the Diocese of Oakland paid $56 million to 56 people in 2005. The Diocese of Covington, in Kentucky, paid about $85 million to about 350 people.

Five dioceses have filed for bankruptcy protection: San Diego; Davenport, Iowa; Portland, Ore.; Spokane, Wash.; and Tucson.

David Clohessy, national director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, said of the reported settlement: “They should feel incredibly proud, and Catholics should be very grateful to them. Without their courage, dozens of predators would still be unknown and maybe working in parishes today, and we would know absolutely nothing about who covered up these crimes.”

He said, however, “We don’t know as much as we would have if some of these cases had gone to trial.”  (Settlement Near on Abuse Cases in Los Angeles.)


Roger Mahony himself confirmed the settlement, which must be approved by a California Superior Court judge on Monday, July 16, 2007, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, on Sunday, July 15, 2007, stating that the actual figure of the settlement is $660 million (seems like they're missing another "six" to communicate the nature of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles under conciliar control). This means that the Archdiocese will have paid out over three quarters of a billion dollars to victims of priests (some validly ordained, others not) steeped in unrepentant sins of perversity who have been protected, if not promoted, over the years as they were permitted to "celebrate" their "diversity" quite openly in parish settings. Roger Mahony, the phony "archbishop" of Los Angeles, has shown himself to be a friend of such "diversity" and "sensitivity" on issues pertaining to perversity. He has also shown himself to be a spiritual predator who issued a "pastoral letter" in 1997 that explained the importance of "de-Europeanizing" the liturgy. His $200 million monstrosity alongside US-101, the Hollywood Freeway, features "yin and yang" symbols in the sidewalk leading up to it and is designed in such a way as to make it appear that the "presider" is below the people. All manner of monstrous sacrileges have taken place there since its "dedication" in September of 2002.

Protection and promotion of perversity, both physical and spiritual, is a common theme throughout the conciliar structures in California. Most Holy Redeemer Church in the Archdiocese of San Francisco has been a particularly hideous haven of those who celebrate sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance without a thought for how their sins wounded the Sacred Humanity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ once in time and how they wound Him mystically in the Church Militant here on earth today. These shameless purveyors of the Homosexual Collective are even less concerned about how their unrepentant sins helped to thrust Seven Swords of Sorrow through and through to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. And each and every single one of them is in perfectly good "canonical" standing in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

The situation in California is so bad that an elderly Claretian priest in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, who came to one of my "To be Catholic from the Womb to the Tomb" lectures at Saint Mary's by the Sea Church in Huntington Beach, California, which is in the equally corrupt Diocese of Orange, California, gave me a Christmas card in early 2002 that someone had sent to him. It featured two "priests" of the Diocese of Orange photographed in a most inappropriate manner. What did that matter to "Bishop" Tod Brown, a contemporary of Mahony's and San Francisco's George Niederauer, who heaped praise on Brokeback Mountain in early 2006, and William Levada at that factory of perversion known as Saint John's Seminary in Camarillo, California. (Levada, born in 1936, was ordained for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on December 20, 1961; Mahony, born in 1936, was ordained for the Diocese of Fresno on May 1, 1962; Niederauer, born in 1936, was ordained for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on June 14, 1962; Brown, born in 1936, was ordained for the Diocese of Monterey-Fresno on May 1, 1963)?  Levada, Mahony and Niederauer jointly own a beach house in Manhattan Beach, California, where they must enjoy spinning their respective tales of how they have helped to push the envelope of the conciliar revolution.

There is a direct connection between the conciliarist revolution against the Faith and the systematic recruitment, retention and promotion of effeminate men who have been steeped in perverse sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandment to serve in the conciliar priesthood, admitting that the problem existed before the onset of conciliarism and afflicted even top ranking cardinals, as explained by Mrs. Randy Engel in The Rite of Sodomy, but not to the extent that developed in the wake of the "Second" Vatican Council and the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service. Music, art and architecture in many conciliar church buildings have been designed by and to the suit the "needs" of those steeped in perversity unrepentantly.

It is no accident that Giovanni Montini/Paul VI was afflicted in this manner himself while he helped to oversee the construction of a false "Mass" that removed almost all references to sin and judgment and Hell from the Collects that were still in use in the 1962 Missal of Angelo Roncalli (which Missal contained numerous concessions to Jansenism, including the suppression of feast days and the suppression of the second Confiteor and the breaking of the Canon of the Mass with the insertion of the name of Saint Joseph) before the "transitional" Ordo Missae of 1965 took effect on November 29, 1964. Men steeped in objectively sinful behavior could not stand to say prayers that reminded them of their own subjectively culpability before God, which is why Paragraph 15 of the General Instruction to the Roman Missal had the unmitigated gall to claim that "outward signs of penance" belonged to "another age in the history of the Church:"

The same awareness of the present state of the world also influenced the use of texts from very ancient tradition. It seemed that this cherished treasure would not be harmed if some phrases were changed so that the style of language would be more in accord with the language of modern theology and would faithfully reflect the actual state of the Church's discipline. Thus there have been changes of some expressions bearing on the evaluation and use of the good things of the earth and of allusions to a particular form of outward penance belonging to another age in the history of the Church.


Who says that "outward penance" belongs to another "age in the history of the Church?" Not anyone who is conscious of and most sorrowful for the horror of his own sins (I am raising my own hand at present, thank you) and who wants to make reparation for those sins before he dies, understanding that our puny, finite, self-absorbed minds cannot possibly comprehend how much pain and suffering the least one of our venial sins imposed upon the Sacred Humanity of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, during His Passion and Death. Only those who take sin lightly or who, along with Martin Luther, believe it impossible or unnecessary to reform one's life, either because one is a dung heap and is saved by making a profession of faith the Name of the Lord Jesus (Luther) or because of a belief in the heresy of Hans Urs von Balthasar's "universal salvation, do not want a Mass that "bothers" them and singes what is left of their badly damaged and distorted consciences.

Indeed, part of the anger that is emanating from the "usual suspects" in the hard-core liturgical revolutionary circles at present over Summorum Pontificum--anger that Father Joseph Ratzinger will exploit to his own purposes to complete what could be a "done deal" with Bishop Bernard Fellay of the Society of Saint Pius X--stems from the desires of perverts and their enablers to have no one exposed to any of the ancient prayers that speak of a God Who judges souls and that there are indeed souls who go to Hell. One of the reasons that there is so much antipathy to Our Lady's Fatima Message among these hardcore revolutionaries is that they do not want Catholics in the conciliar structures to be reminded of the vision of Hell that Our Lady showed Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos ninety years ago this past Friday, July 13.

One can see in Roger Mahony's aforementioned 1997 pastoral letter, Gather Faithfully Together, the desire to use the liturgy as a vehicle to promote doctrinal and moral deviations. It all starts with the Mass--or what passes therefore, ladies and gentlemen. Accustom people to ceaseless, unremitting changes in the Mass, incorporate pagan rituals into its putative "offerings," change the music, art and architecture of the environment in which it is offered and it will be the case that most people will, sooner or later, accept almost every denial of doctrinal and moral truth as just another "necessary change." Consider these words from Mahony's pastoral letter:

Among the finest graces of the just-ending century I would name the Second Vatican Council. Have we yet, more than 30 years after the Council, begun to absorb what the Holy Spirit did there? Have we understood the way in which that amazing gathering grappled with how the Gospel could be proclaimed and lived in the coming generations? Those of us who experienced the Council and believe it to have been such a grace to our times must ponder how broad and wise were its works, and be proud to take our tasks today from its vision.

Yes, it was a revolutionary grace, a brave moment, a Pentecost for our time. Yes, such moments are traumatic. Did the bishops of the Council know how hard renewal would be? Perhaps if they had, they would not have had the courage to begin, and to think and act in such bold ways! But they did have the courage and the vision. The prophets of this century prepare us to live in the next.

I, along with the vast majority of the People of God, stand in awe of the Council’s work. I give thanks that the bishops of the world gathered around those two great popes, John XXIII and Paul VI, and said that Gospel joy is ours and the promise of Jesus is ours; and that it is better to evangelize and love this world than to hide from, ignore, or condemn it.

Pope John Paul II, in calling us to the Jubilee Year, praises the Second Vatican Council and says this:

The best preparation for the new millennium can only be expressed in a renewed commitment to apply, as faithfully as possible, the teachings of Vatican II to the life of every individual and of the whole Church. (Tertio Millennio Adveniente: Apostolic Letter for the Jubilee of the Year 2000, #20)

My hope is that we can fulfill this mandate in our Archdiocese by a singular and concentrated effort to strengthen Sunday Liturgy. Lacking that effort, we have no center, no identity as the Body of Christ. With that effort, the renewal of every aspect of our Church life becomes possible.. . .

The liturgy not only can but must build on what is suitable in the culture of a people. In our Archdiocese we Catholics come from many cultures with many different gifts. The Lord has brought us all together and we are called to be fully Christ together. In population, we are predominately from Spanish-speaking cultures, with all their own diversity. But we embrace many Asian and Pacific Island cultures as well as the diversity of various African and European cultures that have had their own development on this continent. And there is cultural richness within cultural richness.

This is a difficult challenge. Yes, we want liturgy with sounds and gestures that flow from the religious soul of a people, whether Vietnamese or Mexican, Native American or African American. Yet we have a Catholic soul. We are in need of witnessing to that soul, of being in assemblies where the vision of Paul comes alive, where the Vietnamese, the Mexican, Native American and African American stand side by side around the table singing one thanksgiving to God. And although that thanksgiving may have the rhythm of one particular culture, all will join with their hearts. Before we are anything else — any sex, ethnicity, nationality or citizenship — we need to be the Body of Christ, sisters and brothers by our Baptism. Every one of us needs to know by heart some of the music, vocabulary, movement, and ways of thinking and feeling that are not of our own background. The larger society we are a part of needs this witness.

We have to accomplish two results: to let the prevalent liturgy take on the pace, sounds, and shape that other cultures bring; and to strive in our parishes to witness that in this Church there is finally no longer this people or that people, but one single assembly in Christ Jesus. (CCC:1207). . . .


Mahony hates the Immemorial Mass of Tradition in any of its forms, and that is probably a mild understatement. He has expressed his dismissive attitude of Tradition quite publicly. This is from an online "chat" he had during his annual, infamous "Religious 'Education' Conference" four months ago:

James: I’ve read that Pope Benedict is concerned about the liturgy and is about to issue a decree that encourages a more generous use of Latin in the liturgy including the use of the Tridentine rite. Do you support this and will you encourage the use of more traditional forms of worship in the archdiocese if he issues the decree?

Cardinal Mahony: James, of our 5 million Catholics, only a handful are interested in the Latin Mass. I must focus upon the 99% who need a vibrant Mass that includes them in its celebration. (Domus Dei " Cardinal Mahony and the Tridentine Mass)


As bad as the six hundred million dollar man and his friends in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism are, and they are very, very bad, one has to remember who put these men in power. Karol Wojtyla put Roger Mahony in power. Karol Wojtyla put Tod Brown in power. Karol Wojtyla put William Levada in power. Karol Wojtyla put Sylvester Ryan in power. Karol Wojtyla put David Brown (San Diego's conciliar "bishop"). Karol Wojtyla put Patrick McGrath (San Jose) in power. Karol Wojtyla put Patrick Ziemann (the former "bishop" of Santa Rosa who had to resign in disgrace) in power. Karol Wojtyla put George Niederauer in power. Joseph Ratzinger promoted his protege and friend William Levada. Joseph Ratzinger promoted the friend of Mahony, Niederauer, Brown and Levada, Niederauer.

How can anyone believe that conciliar antipopes have sought he good of souls when they put and retain men in power, no less promote them (where is Bernard Law these days?), who hate the Faith of our fathers and seek to redefine it in every way imaginable as they either promote personally or let others promote abject evils under what passes, albeit falsely, for the color of the Catholic Church? How can there be any talk of the "canonization" of Karol Wojtyla after all of the palpable harm done to souls--spiritually, morally, physically--by the "bishops" he appointed and promoted, no less retained in power after he was given incontrovertible evidence of their malfeasance?

Indeed, Father Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has been given evidence concerning Roger Mahony's testimony in a deposition involving a priest in the Diocese of Stockton, Oliver O'Grady, now in Ireland, who was abusing both boys and girls throughout California for over twenty years before his behavior became public knowledge. Look at paragraph two to see what kind of moral monster Roger Mahony is and how little his monstrous attitude matters to the conciliar Vatican, which retains him in power despite all that has been revealed about him in the documentary movie Deliver Us From Evil:

In a telephone interview on Thursday from Ireland, Mr. O’Grady maintained that he informed Cardinal Mahony of his “situation” while working as a priest in Stockton. “I told him I would go to counseling and he said fine,” Mr. O’Grady said. “We thought I had resolved it.” ...

In a 2004 deposition related to civil trials in Los Angeles, Cardinal Mahony stated that expressing sexual urges toward a 9-year-old would not be automatic cause for removing a priest from duty. He also said he barely knew Mr. O’Grady, though lawyers in the cases presented warm letters exchanged between the two.

In the Stockton civil case, a jury awarded $30 million in damages to the brothers in 1998, an award reduced to $7 million in negotiations. According to news media accounts at the time, jurors said they did not find Cardinal Mahony’s testimony, that he was unaware of Mr. O’Grady’s proclivities, credible. (The New York Times, October 7, 2006.)

It is very apart from the point to argue, as some in the conciliar Vatican have done, that the "problem" amongst conciliar bishops and priests is about the same, if not a little less, than that which exists in other denominations. That's not the point at all, if that point is true at all, that is. The point is this: souls are not expendable. Our Lord shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood to redeem just one soul, no less the whole human race. It is a tragedy of monstrous proportions when a soul is scandalized by the bad behavior of any one of us, no less one purporting to be a "bishop" or a "priest." The Apostles and the Fathers of the Church did not have a bevy of lawyers and insurance companies to decide how best to suppress evidence and to protect them from the flocks that were entrusted to their pastoral care. They had no need of lawyers and insurance companies as they hated sin and took seriously the pursuit of personal sanctity and to promote same among the sheep they were given to get home safely to the eternal sheepfold of Heaven itself.

Once again, those who do not have contact with the lost and confused souls wandering around in the world who have been neglected or abandoned by the false shepherds of the counterfeit church of conciliarism will believe that these matters are anomalies that will go away rather than being representative of the whole ethos of conciliarism. As I have pointed out before, yes, sure, there have been instances of terrible, scandalous behavior in traditional circles, including in sedevacantist circles. Reality is what it is. No Catholic makes excuses for anyone's terrible, scandalous behavior, least of all his own behavior! One who loves God hates his sins and wants to live long enough to do penance for them, knowing that what has been confessed in internal forum and sometimes manifests itself in headlines will be revealed for all to see and behold on the Last Day at the General Judgment of the Living and the Dead.

There is, however, simply no point of comparison between the isolated instances of scandalous behavior in traditional circles (save for the Society of Saint John, which was indeed much more systematically corrupt than it was "traditional" in the slightest and which has, as pointed out last week, reinvented itself in the conciliar structures with a "bishop" in Paraguay) and the outright promotion of perversity in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, starting with the insidious and immoral warfare waged against young Catholics in so-called "Catholic" schools by means of graphic propagandizing in behalf of perversity in "sex-education" classroom programs about "diversity" and "tolerance" and "love." There has been a cultivation of the propaganda of the Homosexual Collective within the very structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism that is deep-rooted and that is now costing ordinary Catholics who have yet to see their way out of the counterfeit church over a billion dollars.

Alas, as noted earlier, the cost in terms of souls is far more important than the staggering sum of money paid out to victims of the conciliarists' efforts to protect their own who were caught in perversity. A systematic warfare against the Immemorial Mass of Tradition, which began to come to the surface as early as the 1950s by means of the revolutionary efforts of Fathers Annibale Bugnini and Ferdinando Antonelli and exploded beyond even their own wildest imaginings in the 1960s, and against the perennial teaching of the Catholic Church has resulted in a cesspool of spiritual corruption that has placed the Church Militant on earth in the tomb, some believe, as Our Lord undergoes a mystical Crucifixion and Death at the present time. Our only recourse in the midst of this corruption is to make regular use of the Sacrament of Penance and to live penitentially as we offer our acts of reparation for our own sins to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The final victory belongs to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. We place our trust in her as we keep her Divine Son company in His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament and as we console His Most Sacred Heart through her own Immaculate Heart by praying as many Rosaries of reparation as we can each day. And, most importantly, let us never forget to keep a good supply of Green Scapulars and blessed Miraculous Medals on our persons at all times so that we can help the souls who have been so devastated by conciliarism get their way into the catacombs, where they can be served by true bishops and true bishops without any shadow of concession to conciliarism or to the false shepherds found within its structures who have done so much to promote the very thing that caused Our Lord to suffer in His Sacred Humanity and pierced Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart so painfully, sin.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us that we may be conscious of our own need to make reparation for our own sins so that those who persist in sin unrepentantly and promote it openly in the conciliar structures may repent publicly and return to the fold of the Catholic Faith before they die.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.


Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Henry, pray for us.

Saint Cunegunda, pray for us.

Saint Bonaventure, pray for us.

Saint Athanasius, pray for us.

Saint Irenaeus, pray for us.

Saints Monica, pray for us.

Saint Jude, pray for us.

Saint John the Beloved, pray for us.

Saint Francis Solano, pray for us.

Saint John Bosco, pray for us.

Saint Dominic Savio, pray for us.

Saint  Scholastica, pray for us.

Saint Benedict, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, pray for us.

Saint Antony of the Desert, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Saint Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.

Saint Bonaventure, pray for us.

Saint Augustine, pray for us.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, pray for us.

Saint Francis Xavier, pray for us.

Saint Peter Damian, pray for us.

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, pray for us.

Saint Lucy, pray for us.

Saint Monica, pray for us.

Saint Agatha, pray for us.

Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us.

Saint Basil the Great, pray for us.

Saint Philomena, pray for us.

Saint Cecilia, pray for us.

Saint John Mary Vianney, pray for us.

Saint Vincent de Paul, pray for us.

Saint Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Saint Athanasius, pray for us.

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us.

Saint Isaac Jogues, pray for us.

Saint Rene Goupil, pray for us.

Saint John Lalonde, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel Lalemont, pray for us.

Saint Noel Chabanel, pray for us.

Saint Charles Garnier, pray for us.

Saint Anthony Daniel, pray for us.

Saint John DeBrebeuf, pray for us.

Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, pray for us.

Saint Dominic, pray for us.

Saint Hyacinth, pray for us.

Saint Basil, pray for us.

Saint Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Saint Sebastian, pray for us.

Saint Tarcisius, pray for us.

Saint Bridget of Sweden, pray for us.

Saint Gerard Majella, pray for us.

Saint John of the Cross, pray for us.

Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette Soubirous, pray for us.

Saint Genevieve, pray for us.

Saint Vincent de Paul, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius X, pray for us

Pope Saint Pius V, pray for us.

Saint Rita of Cascia, pray for us.

Saint Louis de Montfort, pray for us.

Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich, pray for us.

Venerable Pauline Jaricot, pray for us.

Father Miguel Augustin Pro, pray for us.

Francisco Marto, pray for us.

Jacinta Marto, pray for us.

Juan Diego, pray for us.


The Longer Version of the Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer, composed by Pope Leo XIII, 1888

O glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil.  Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil.  Fight this day the battle of our Lord, together with  the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in heaven.  That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels.  Behold this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage.  Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the Name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay, and cast into eternal perdition, souls destined for the crown of eternal glory.  That wicked dragon pours out. as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.  These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on Her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck the sheep may be scattered.  Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory.  They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious powers of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude.  Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church.  Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations.  Amen.

Verse: Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.

Response: The Lion of the Tribe of Juda has conquered the root of David.

Verse: Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.

Response: As we have hoped in Thee.

Verse: O Lord hear my prayer.

Response: And let my cry come unto Thee.

Verse: Let us pray.  O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as suppliants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin, immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of our souls. 

Response:  Amen.  



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