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Start The New Year with a Veni Creator Spiritus. You’ll Be Glad You Did!

As we look back on the wretched year that was 2020, let us steel ourselves for the year ahead. May the Lord God of Armies protect His people from the rampages of the prince of this world. And may the Holy Spirit enflame the faithful with His Truth, and alight our souls in our struggle to attain Heaven, and may He convict the lost of their desperate need to acknowledge Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as their one and only True King.

One of the most widely used hymns in the Church, Veni, Creator Spiritus, is attributed to Rabanus Maurus (776-856). It is used at Vespers, Pentecost, Dedication of a Church, Confirmation, and Holy Orders and whenever the Holy Spirit is solemnly invoked. A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite it. A plenary indulgence is granted if it is recited on January 1st or on the feast of Pentecost.
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VENI, Creator Spiritus,
mentes tuorum visita,
imple superna gratia
quae tu creasti pectora.
COME, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,
and in our souls take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.
Qui diceris Paraclitus,
altissimi donum Dei,
fons vivus, ignis, caritas,
et spiritalis unctio.
O comforter, to Thee we cry,
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O fount of life and fire of love,
and sweet anointing from above.
Tu, septiformis munere,
digitus paternae dexterae,
Tu rite promissum Patris,
sermone ditans guttura.
Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known;
Thou, finger of God’s hand we own;
Thou, promise of the Father, Thou
Who dost the tongue with power imbue.
Accende lumen sensibus:
infunde amorem cordibus:
infirma nostri corporis
virtute firmans perpeti.
Kindle our sense from above,
and make our hearts o’erflow with love;
with patience firm and virtue high
the weakness of our flesh supply.
Hostem repellas longius,
pacemque dones protinus:
ductore sic te praevio
vitemus omne noxium.
Far from us drive the foe we dread,
and grant us Thy peace instead;
so shall we not, with Thee for guide,
turn from the path of life aside.
Per te sciamus da Patrem,
noscamus atque Filium;
Teque utriusque Spiritum
credamus omni tempore.
Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow
the Father and the Son to know;
and Thee, through endless times confessed,
of both the eternal Spirit blest.
Deo Patri sit gloria,
et Filio, qui a mortuis
surrexit, ac Paraclito,
in saeculorum saecula.
Amen.
Now to the Father and the Son,
Who rose from death, be glory given,
with Thou, O Holy Comforter,
henceforth by all in earth and heaven.
Amen.

Do Cry For Me, Argentina

Argentine Citizens Celebrate Baby Killing
Argentines flock to the street to give glory to Moloch, a perfect way to end 2020.

Given the news from Argentina today, I think we should ignore Evita Peron’s advice. We definitely need to cry for Argentina.

According to People Magazine (people.com):

On Wednesday, the South American nation reached the milestone in women’s reproductive rights after the Argentine Senate voted 38 to 29 in favor of the measure, making the country the fourth in Latin America to legalize abortion after Uruguay, Cuba and Guyana, according to multiple outlets.

At the time I’m posting this, I’m not sure what (if anything) our Argentine Pope has to say on the matter. I’m sure that many of his friends (Jeffrey Sachs, Bill Gates, Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, et. al.) are delighted. Massive crowds celebrating the ability to murder their children seems just the perfect icing on the cake of this wretched year 2020, doesn’t it?

Pray for an end to abortion.

End the year with a Te Deum

Editor’s Note: To all my friends and readers here at CatholicCyber-Militia.com (all dozen of you!), it is my prayer that AD 2020–as rough and disastrous as it was–was, in God’s often unknowable Providence, a source of spiritual growth and rich blessing for you and yours.  That being said, I expect there are few people (perhaps outside Beijing and Davos) who are sad to see it go.

2021 is likely to be fraught with more dangers, uncertainty, and persecutions.  The Children of Darkness, as Abp. Viganò has so aptly labeled them, will continual their triumphal march to destruction, hell-bent (literally) as many of the Children of Light with them as possible.  Our task remains the same:  to remain true to the King of Kings until His return in glory.  

2020 is almost done.  Despite all the evil which we’ve seen run rampant, our God and King is still firmly upon His Throne.  We need to celebrate that critical and eternal fact!  You might want to consider ending the year with an extra prayer (if not several).  Might I recommend to you the Te Deum?

The Te Deum, also sometimes called the Ambrosian Hymn because if its association with St. Ambrose, is a traditional hymn of joy and thanksgiving. First attributed to Sts. Ambrose, Augustine, or Hilary, it is now accredited to Nicetas, Bishop of Remesiana (4th century). It is used at the conclusion of the Office of the Readings for the Liturgy of the Hours on Sundays outside Lent, daily during the Octaves of Christmas and Easter, and on Solemnities and Feast Days. The petitions at the end were added at a later time and are optional. A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite it in thanksgiving and a plenary indulgence is granted if the hymn is recited publicly on the last day of the year. (CatholicCulture.org)

Below you’ll find the prayer, along with videos offering chanted forms of the prayer in both English and Latin.

Prayer:

O God, we praise Thee, and acknowledge Thee to be the supreme Lord.

Everlasting Father, all the earth worships Thee.

All the Angels, the heavens and all angelic powers,

All the Cherubim and Seraphim, continuously cry to Thee:

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts!

Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of Thy glory.

The glorious choir of the Apostles,

The wonderful company of Prophets,

The white-robed army of Martyrs, praise Thee.

Holy Church throughout the world acknowledges Thee:

The Father of infinite Majesty;

Thy adorable, true and only Son;

Also the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.

O Christ, Thou art the King of glory!

Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father.

When Thou tookest it upon Thyself to deliver man,

Thou didst not disdain the Virgin’s womb.

Having overcome the sting of death, Thou opened the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.

Thou sittest at the right hand of God in the glory of the Father.

We believe that Thou willst come to be our Judge.

We, therefore, beg Thee to help Thy servants whom Thou hast redeemed with Thy Precious Blood.

Let them be numbered with Thy Saints in everlasting glory.

V. Save Thy people, O Lord, and bless Thy inheritance!

R. Govern them, and raise them up forever.

V. Every day we thank Thee.

R. And we praise Thy Name forever, yes, forever and ever.

V. O Lord, deign to keep us from sin this day.

R. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.

V. Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, for we have hoped in Thee.

R. O Lord, in Thee I have hoped; let me never be put to shame.

Prayer Source: Thesaurus Precum Latinarum

Vatican Nativity Scene: Aliens, Again?

More evidence that aliens are interfering in the Vatican. Just look at the 2020 Nativity Scene!*

This special edition of The H-Files delves into the mystery behind the bizarre display the Vatican put up a few days ago. The creatures it depicts do not look human…

*No, this isn’t the actual opinion of CCM; it’s just a fun video. We actually subscribe to the “Three M’s” as the explanation for how weird (and disturbing) our clerical leadership has become.

The Truth Is Out There: The Vatican II – UFO Connection

Yes. Theoretically, you could explain the troubling and bizarre happenings at the Vatican on something as mundane as “The Three M’s:” Modernism, Masons and Marxism…

But there are alternate theories as to why our bishops act as if they’re from another planet.

Special Phenomenon Investigator Hank Igitur takes you on an eerie journey into the possibility that extraterrestrials heavily influenced the Second Vatican Council.*

VIEWER WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS DISTURBING SCENES OF PARANOMAL LITURGICAL PRACTICES

Stay tuned to CatholicCyber-militia.com for additional episodes of the H-Files. The Truth is out there!

*No, this isn’t the actual opinion of CCM; it’s just a fun video. We actually subscribe to the “Three M’s” as the explanation for how weird (and disturbing) our clerical leadership has become.

Responding to Beijing

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been abusing the entire world (and Christians in particular) for some time now.  We all know the stories of persecution, and the recent heartbreaking (and utterly perplexing!) pact between the Holy See and Beijing…and the resulting acceleration of church demolitions, arrests, and persecutions which were, of course, the inevitable result.

And now we have this new scourge which the CCP has unleashed upon the world.  The CCP Virus (which those who consider themselves woke insist on calling COVID-19) has killed hundreds of thousands and brought Western societies to a standstill and the world’s economies to their knees.

In two short years, the world will gather in Beijing to publicly thank the CCP, adore them, and heap praise and prestige upon the Butchers of Beijing.  Why?

Is it time to say “enough’s enough”..?  #BoycottBeijing2022

The SSPX Slugfest

Right around Easter Sunday 2020, Catholic social media erupted into chatter (often quite contentious) over the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX).  A well-known Catholic online personality, Dr. Taylor Marshall, reported that he had attended Easter Sunday Mass with his family at a SSPX chapel near his home.  This brought an immediate reaction from Michael Voris at Church Militant, Timothy Gordon, and other prominent Catholic online commentators.  For a week we saw a raging battle swinging to and fro over the legitimacy of SSPX.  Then, Church Militant released a mini-documentary reporting on alleged serious cases of sexual abuse from SSPX priests and subsequent attempts at coverup on the part of the parent organization.  Whether or not these allegations have substance is not yet clear at the time this article’s posting, but the firefights now raging in response to the Church Militant’s SSPX video are intense and brutal.

Hank Igitur (an obscure yet non-prominent Catholic online commentator in his own right) offers the following observations:

Readers wishing to better understand both sides of this heartbreaking story are encouraged to visit the following sites:

Church Militant‘s short documentary describing the abuse allegations.

SSPX.org statement on the Church Militant article here.

Regardless of the outcome, or where the truth lies between the Church Militant and SSPX positions regarding these allegations, one thing seems pretty certain:  the devil is laughing at us.

A Prayer to Our Lady in this time of Plague

Can you spare 90 seconds to offer a prayer to Our Lady?

Can you afford not to???  The Stella Coeli prayer is a powerful supplication!

And while you’re at it, why not seek St. Michael’s intercession as well?

Remember our priests in prayer as well!  This clip from a Spanish film reminds us that our shepherds stand firm (despite the attacks raging around them) when offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass:

Catholics: Hold Fast!

Two fists held close together. On each knuckle a letter is tattooed. The words "Hold Fast" are spelled out across them.

After years of scandal and controversy, it’s easy to forget how heroic so many of our priests are.  We must support them and pray for them.

And we, Catholic brothers and sisters, must remain brave ourselves, and firm in our Faith!  Tribulations are coming.  One could easily argue (Wuhan Virus, anyone?) that they are here already.

#CatholicsHoldFast

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