The SSPX along with other Catholic pro-family groups has initiated a Rosary Novena to defend the family from attacks on all sides, including the upcoming Synod in Rome, starting Sept 29th thru Oct 7th.
Approaching rapidly is the October 2014 Extraordinary Meeting of the Synod of Bishops: “Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization”. This Synod will be held from October 5-19 and potentially has the grave danger of undermining the Church’s doctrinal and moral teachings on marriage and family issues.
To counteract this danger, the USA District Superior, Fr. Jurgen Wegner, is asking everyone to join in a rosary novena for the defense of the family:
I request that all pastors dedicate at least three sermons in October and November to the fundamental truths about marriage. I request also that you invite all the faithful to join us in a novena of rosaries from September 29th to October 7th. We will offer our rosaries for the defense of the family. Please encourage everyone to pray the 15 decades of the rosary.”
This rosary novena corresponds with DICI’s publication of an article and pertinent excerpts from a new book (which will be published in October) concerning the recent response that Cardinal Kasper gave to some eminent writers against his publicly made and unorthodox comments (see below for some links):
- Kasper responds to criticism: “the pope approved”
- Remaining in the Truth of Christ: some book excerpts
The above pieces are important for understanding the gravity of this forthcoming situation (and thus the pressing need to participate in the announced rosary novena), and so we encourage all of our readers to take the time to study them.
In connection with this issues, we also recommend reading the recent comments of our Superior General, Bishop Bernard Fellay, “We cannot wait, without speaking up” and the study of Fr. Franz Schmidberger, New pastoral approach to marriage of Cardinal Kasper.
- ESH encourages one and all, as the month of the Most Holy Rosary approaches tomorrow, to take some time, around 15 minutes per day, to recite the Rosary, either in unison with your family, or if that is not possible, at least by your own individual efforts.
- The upcoming Synod can be horrific for the family if the liberal modernist agenda of Pope Francis and his fellow travelers is effected. But we know with the most powerful spiritual weapon of the Rosary, Mary can intercede and conquer all evil and heresies as promised by Her Son, Our Lord God and Savior, Jesus Christ.