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Saint Patrick’s Lorica for Protection for Fr. James Altman
According to LifeSiteNews …
After a Catholic priest’s video message, “You cannot be Catholic & a Democrat. Period.,” went viral, his bishop appears to be taking measures to silence him even as public support for the courageous priest grows.
“[The] bishop does not want live-streaming of the Masses,” he told the faithful after his live-streamed Mass today. “This might be the very last live-stream of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that I can give. That is unfortunate, but, the ‘manner and tone’ of the people opposing us is just that vile and despicable…it causes everyone to cave, and indeed it appears to be the case here.”
“When we talk about manner and tone, that speaks volumes. [We’ve] seen the manner and tone throughout the last hundred and some days all around the councty. We’ve seen what evil manner and tone actually is. The reason why the children aren’t here today is because of that specifically.”
“If anybody wants to complain about manner and tone,” he suggested, “perhaps they should start with those people whose manner and tone actually is diabolical and evil…”
As Fr. Altman faces disciplinary measures from his bishop, support for the beleaguered but unwavering priest has been pouring in from many corners.
Let’s pray for protection for Fr. James Altman
Fr. John Zuhlsdorf recommends the very powerful “Lorica of St. Patrick” to counter this spiritual attack.
Saint Patrick’s Lorica is a prayer for protection. Lorica, in Latin, means breastplate and refers to ancient armor worn to protect the chest.
An old tradition has it that on Easter morning, as Saint Partick and his band of missionaries proceeded in processional order, toward the king’s court, they chanted the sacred Lorica, called the Faed Fiada, or Deer’s Cry, specially composed by Patrick for their protection.
As the minions of the Druids lay in ambush to intercept and kill Patrick’s band on their way to court, the assassins now saw not Patrick and his companions pass, but a harmless herd of gentle deer, a doe followed by her twenty fawns. Hence the hymn’s title, the Faed Fiada—Deer’s Cry.
Having been carried safe by the Lord through the ambush prepared for them, Saint Patrick led his host into the king’s presence, chanting: “Let them that will, trust in chariots and horses, but we walk in the name of the Lord.”
Through all the centuries since, the Faed Fiada—which many authorities pronounced to be Patrick’s own work and the first hymn written in Gaelic—has been used by the Irish as a lorica for protection.
REPLACE FIRST PERSON WITH “FR. JAMES ALTMAN”
Saint Patrick’s Lorica for Protection
I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.
I arise today
Through the strength of Christ’s birth with His baptism,
Through the strength of His crucifixion with His burial,
Through the strength of His resurrection with His ascension,
Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.
I arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
In the obedience of angels,
In the service of archangels,
In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In the prayers of patriarchs,
In the predictions of prophets,
In the preaching of apostles,
In the faith of confessors,
In the innocence of holy virgins,
In the deeds of righteous men.
I arise today, through
The strength of heaven,
The light of the sun,
The radiance of the moon,
The splendor of fire,
The speed of lightning,
The swiftness of wind,
The depth of the sea,
The stability of the earth,
The firmness of rock.
I arise today, through
God’s strength to pilot me,
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptation of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and near.
I summon today
All these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel and merciless power
that may oppose my body and soul,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagandom,
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul;
Christ to shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that there may come to me an abundance of reward.
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
Fr Richard Heilman
Saint Patrick’s Lorica for Protection for Fr. James AltmanSaint Patrick's Lorica for Protection for Fr. James Altman – United States Grace Force
Signed. The ticker reads over 20,000 signatures some hours ago.
Signed the petition. Last I looked it was over 20,800 and climbing...
Thank you Sam.
The "Catholic Spring" strikes again. They already got rid of a pope so silencing a priest will be a cakewalk for them.
When have Bishops ever cared about the laity? I reckon the pressure came from higher up. Some very influential Jesuits must have their frilly knickers in a twist.
Would the Bishop have come down as hard on Fr Altman if the Democratic platform included the right of parents to kill their children at any age? Probably not, which tells us all we need to know about when they believe life begins. Can we expect a revision of the Bible to change the words of St. Elizabeth? I wouldn't put it past them to try to tell us that "The bunch of cells leapt in my womb" is what Elizabeth really said at the visitation.
All their empty talk about the Holy Spirit boils down to Planned Parenthood being their god. They can't serve two masters. The Holy Spirit gives life and abortion takes life. They have chosen the life taker over the life Giver. They're hypocrites but that's to be expected since Pope Francis sang the praises of Emma Bonino soon after he was elected. Being unashamedly pro-life is a career killer in today's Church. Thankfully, if Fr. Altman is hounded out of the priesthood, he can return to practising law. Many priests wouldn't have that option so they can't afford to be as brave as Fr. Altman.
There seems to be a thing that if someone or something causes trouble to bin them/it. But Jesus said that He had come , not to bring Peace but the Sword. If we as Catholics are not causing someone , somewhere to grind their teeth we are probably doing something wrong.
Fr James Martin doesn't seem to have any trouble with Superiors closing him down, all plain sailing.
Not just plain sailing -- promoted and protected. Martin has a gold pass to the top.
There is a thing from the Vatican called, 'Pilgrims of Mercy'. These are hand picked priests from all over the world who are to go and preach the Vatican's Agenda. As far as I can see many or all of them appear to be Homosexuals. Not only homosexuals but up front sashaying, in your face, Queens.
That's the truth of the matter whether or not people like to face it, just as many recently appointed Cardinals and Bishops appear to be the same way inclined.
Dead bodies float with the current down stream.
Live bodies swim against the current.
This appears to be Father Altman's problem, that he is showing sings of life.
Bishop Strickland made a statement of support for Fr Altman God bless him. He is a hero too for doing this. I hope Fr Altman can become a member of his diocesan priesthood.
My husband and I signed
Petition is over 34,000 now - keep sharing it!!!
All of Fr. Altman’s videos are awesome - he speaks the truth! What a very Holy Priest, but we know what holy Priests endure. He also had a heart attack last year and was recently (I believe it was in March) back in the hospital again where there was a massive prayer request from Fr. Heilman and others to pray for him - and he recovered.
Dear Blessed Mother, please wrap this holy Priest in your mantle and keep him safe from all harm and danger.
In one of Fr. Altman’s videos he spoke about “white and red martyrs” and said he would most likely become one. Right now he is a white martyr! Let us pray for perseverance for him.
Wow -- just watched this!!
Father Altman for Pope!!
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