With the Consecration to Mary Francis Nails it for a Change

Posted: March 21, 2022 by datechguy in catholic, catholic devotions
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I’ve written in the past that given 2000 years of Pope’s you’re bound to get a lemon or two. I’ve also written that while that description of Pope Francis is apt he has gotten a few big things right namely

  • His heavy stress on Mercy as emphasized by his Year of Mercy early in his papacy
  • His emphasis on the Devil being a real actual person, which is something that’s been lacking for decades

https://www.ncronline.org/news/theology/pope-consecrate-russia-ukraine-maryNow we can add a third thing to that list, his primary move on the Russian invasion of Ukraine:

 Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary during a penitential prayer service in St. Peter’s Basilica March 25, the Vatican said.

On the same day, the Vatican said, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner, will carry out a similar consecration at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal.

This is EXACTLY the right thing for a Pope to do. It emphasises several key things

  • The primacy of God in all situations
  • The need for penance of man
  • The importance of prayer, particularly the unity of Christians in prayer
  • The Immaculate Heart of Mary and all it portends

It’s a nice change to see this Pope doing something very catholic. My advice for the future, more consecrations, less media interviews.

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