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INTERNATIONAL GATHERING OF PRIESTS PLEDGE THEIR FIDELITY TO CHURCH TEACHING

“Unwavering fidelity”

“An international gathering of English I speaking clergy has issued a statement pledging its ‘unwavering fidelity’ to the traditional doctrines of the Church teaching on marriage and sexuality ahead of the family synod.

The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, whose members came from America, Britain, Australia and Ireland, voted unanimously on a statement which said: ‘The fathers pledge their unwavering fidelity to the traditional doctrines regarding marriage and the true meaning of human sexuality as proclaimed in the Word of God and set out clearly in the Church’s Ordinary and Universal Magisterium.’

‘Importance of upholding the Church’s traditional discipline regarding the reception of the sacraments’

The British branch of the confraternity was established following Benedict XVI’s Year for Priests in 2010 with the aim of promoting ‘fidelity to Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, the Magisterium, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Holy Father’.

The confraternity statement concluded by affirming the ‘importance of upholding the Church’s traditional discipline regarding the reception of the sacraments’, adding that ‘doctrine and practice must remain firmly and inseparably in harmony.'”

– This article was published in the Catholic Herald magazine, issue 6693. For subscriptions please visit http://www.catholicherald.co.uk (external link)

 

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INTERCESSIONS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES

You sent your Apostles to preach the Gospel to all nations. With gratitude, we pray:

R. Your word, O Lord, is spirit and life!

For the Pope and bishops to whom you have continued to entrust the apostolic task so faithfully carried out by Saints Peter and Paul:
– strengthen them to preach your Gospel by word and deed. (R.)

For the whole Church to whom you have given the word of life through the ministry of the Apostles:
– confirm your people in fidelity and zeal. (R.)

For the world which awaits the good news:
– illumine those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death. (R.)

(Personal intentions)

Our Father…

O Lord our God, you have given us this day of holy joy to celebrate the memory of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul; grant your Church wholehearted fidelity to their teaching. Grant this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

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PRAYER FOR THE TWELVE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT

PRAYER FOR THE TWELVE FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Holy Spirit,
eternal Love of the Father and the Son,
kindly bestow on us
the fruit of CHARITY,
that we may be united to You by Divine love;
the fruit of JOY,
that we may be filled with holy consolation;
the fruit of PEACE,
that we may enjoy tranquillity of soul;
and the fruit of PATIENCE,
that we may endure humbly
everything that may be opposed to our own desires.
Divine Spirit,
please infuse in us
the fruit of BENIGNITY,
that we may willingly relieve our neighbour’s necessities;
the fruit of GOODNESS,
that we may be benevolent toward all;
the fruit of LONGANIMITY,
that we may not be discouraged by delay
but may persevere in prayer;
the fruit of MILDNESS,
that we may subdue every rising of ill temper,
stifle every murmur,
and repress the susceptibilities of our nature
in all our dealings with our neighbour.
Creator Spirit,
graciously impart to us
the fruit of FIDELITY,
that we may rely with assured confidence
on the Word of God;
the fruit of MODESTY,
that we may order our exterior regularly;
and the fruits of CONTINENCE and CHASTITY,
that we may keep our bodies in such holiness
as benefits Your temple,
so that having by Your assistance
preserved our hearts pure on earth,
we may merit in Jesus Christ,
according to the words of the Gospel,
to see God eternally
in the glory of His Kingdom.
Amen.

 

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