A PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN,
"HELP OF CHRISTIANS."
Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God and our Mother, Mary,
thou seest how, from every quarter, the devil and the world are assailing the Catholic faith,
in which we purpose, by God's mercy, to live and to die, that we may gain eternal glory.
O Help of Christians,
renew thy former victories for the safety of thy children.
They intrust to thy care their firm purpose never to belong to any gathering of heretics or sectaries;
O thou who art all holy, offer up our resolutions to thy divine Son,
and obtain from him the graces necessary to keep us true to them unto the end.
Console the visible Head of the Church,
help the Catholic Episcopate,
protect the clergy and the faithful who hail thee as Queen,
hasten, by the power of thy intercession,
the day which shall see all nations gathered together about the Supreme Pastor.
Maria, Auxilium Christianorum, ora pro nobis.
The Raccolta, ed. 1902. #75. p. 354.
His Holiness, Leo XIII., by a rescript of the S. Congr. of Indulgences, December 20, 1890.
... through the 9 Ways We Participate in Other People's Sins:
The Devil celebrates your "victory" but leaves you alone with the consequences.
And these consequences are not good.
Evil wants to alinate you from others. The more alone you are, the more darkness is around you.
The modern Catholic Catechesis states in Article 8, Number 5, Point 1868: "The Proliferation of Sin".
"Sin is a personal act. Moreover, we have a responsibility for the sins committed by others when we cooperate in them:
- by participating directly and voluntarily in them;
- by ordering, advising, praising, or approving them;
- by not disclosing or not hindering them when we have an obligation to do so;
- by protecting evil-doers."
In the point 1869:
"Thus sin makes men accomplices of one another and causes concupiscence, violence, and injustice to reign among them.
Sins give rise to social situations and institutions that are contrary to the divine goodness.
"Structures of sin" are the expression and effect of personal sins. They lead their victims to do evil in their turn.
In an analogous sense, they constitute a "social sin."
The points 1868 and 1869 are the nine ways of how we participate in others sin, regardless if we understand that we are used by others.
That is also why the nine mentioned ways are of importance to put the foot down and say NO or STOP.
The word consequence is interesting as Merriam-Webster defines it as "a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause".
Is there a consequence of your actions?
The Lamb open seven seals, Jan Luyken, .1700. The Art of Christianity Colletion. AP00011. Used with Permission.
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Sancte Michael Archángele,
defénde nos in prœlio;
contra nequítiam et insídias diáboli esto præsídium.
Imperet illi Deus, súpplices deprecámur;
tuque, Princeps militiae cæléstis, Sátanam aliósque spíritus malignos,
qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in mundo,
divina virtúte in inférnum detrúde.
Our Lady of the Rosary, Houatt after L Testelin, 1690. The Art of Christianity Collection. AP00011. Used with Permission.
"At times when Christianity itself seemed under threat, its deliverance was attributed to the power of this prayer, and Our Lady of the Rosary was acclaimed as the one whose intercession brought salvation."
(Pope JP II)
DO WHATEVER HE TELL YOU!
On the Day of the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary MMXIX
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