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Irish Episcopal Watch

 

SSPX/ Resistance  Watch

 

Aspirations

to be said throughout the day

Jesus! (300 days indulgence)

 

Hail, O Holy Cross, our only hope. (500 days indulgence)

 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I offer you my heart and my soul. 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul with you in peace. (300 days altogether, 100 day each; Pius VII, 1807)

 

Eternal Father! I offer Thee the Precious Blood of Jesus, in satisfaction for my sins, and for the wants of Holy Church. (100 days; Pius VII, 1817)

 

Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation. (300 days when said with contrition and devotion; Pius IX, 1852)

 

May the most just, most high, most adorable Will of God be in all things done, and praised, and magnified for ever. (100 days once a day; Pope Pius VII, 1815)

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. (300 days)

 

My God and my All.

 

Heart of Jesus, all for Thee.

 

Set thyself, O faithful Virgin, as a seal upon my heart, that in thee and through thee I may be found faithful to God.

 

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee. (300 days)

 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you, save souls.

 

Prayer to St. Joseph: Remember, most pure husband of Mary ever-Virgin, my loving protector Joseph, that never hath it been heard that any one invoked thy protection or asked aid of thee who has not been consoled. In this confidence, I come before thee, I fervently recommend myself to thee. Despise not my prayer, reputed father of the Saviour of men, but do thou in thy pity receive it. (300 days)

Q: St. Robert Bellarmine only gives his opinion on a heretical pope! 

St. Robert BellarmineSt. Robert BellarmineIt is very hard to ignore St. Bellarmine and his works – “The Controversis on the Marks of the Church” and “The Controversis on the Roman Pontiff” (English translations by Ryan Grant were made available this year.) In the Translator’s Preface we read:

Among the Theologians, Bellarmine was perhaps the most prolific and no one is more quoted in the documents of Vatican I (...). He not only refutes Protestant teaching, but lays down the theological foundation which would make their way into the definitions of the First Vatican Council.”

Moral Theology (op. cit., Vol. II) also teaches:

“If the opinion has the support as certain of only one theologian, it may be followed without further investigation, if he has received special mention from the Church as an authority and a safe guide.”

St. Bellarmine did receive special mention from the Church as an authority and a sage guide on matters of the Papacy by Pope XI in 1931, as he was appointed Doctor of the Church:

“Moreover he appeared even up to our times as a defender of the Roman Pontiff of such authority that the Fathers of the [1870] Vatican Council employed his writings and opinions to the greatest possible extent.

Additionally St. Bellarmine wasn’t the only one who held the opinion that “ a manifest heretic would be ipso facto deposed, is proven from authority and reason”; we can add the authority of two Popes – Innocent III and Paul IV, who in their times had a fear of a heretic being elected to the Papacy.