Archive for the ‘catholic devotions’ Category

In a post earlier today I talked about how corruption has a lot to do with the failures of Russia in their War vs Ukraine and also how the media protecting them helped preserve this corruption.

Don Surber is a retired newspaperman who writes a very good blog at donsurber.blogspot.com and has for a lot of years. A few days back he wrote a good, but not all that provocative post about the corruption at the FBI. A couple of days ago in his daily update of the news closed with this:

FINALLY, I received this email from Blogger.com:

“Your post titled ‘How to end the FBI’ has been deleted.” No reason. No rhyme. No appeal. Just deleted. The email cited community standards but the community has no say in what those standards are, so they are by definition not community standards.

Readers can still read it here, and decide for themselves if it meets our community standards.

Meanwhile, I started a substack — donsurber.substack.com Guess what the first post is…. 

This tells me that none of this is happening in a vacuum and that it will either end it a collapse of this corruption or a collapse of our freedoms.

If anything confirms the need for this novena, confirms the choice of St. Matthew as the best patron for it.

So let’s go out on a high note of prayer.

St. Matthew Novena - Day 9
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Amen.

Dear Lord, we thank You for giving us St. Matthew as an example of holiness. Help us to imitate the devotion to You he showed in his years of service to Your Church.

St. Matthew, you were called by Jesus to leave behind your old life as a tax collector and follow Him. After this, you devoted the rest of your life to following and serving Him.

Please bring my petitions before Christ Whom you served so faithfully!

You wrote of Jesus’ life and ministry in your Gospel so that others could come to know Him. You devoted the rest of your life to preaching the Good News and helping to establish the Church.

Pray for me, that I may be as faithful a servant of God and His Church as you were. Pray that I may always be eager to put my gifts to use serving God. 

Please also pray for the FBI agents involved in the arrest of Mark Houck.

St. Matthew, pray for us!

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Amen.

Read more at: https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-matthew-novena

If you think the stories about the FBI are worse than you think,..you’re probably right.

Friend, based out of Florida since June 2021, said in a declaration made public on Sept. 26 that he was told that child sexual abuse material investigations were “no longer an FBI priority” and should be referred to local officials. He says he was also told that he would be focusing on domestic terrorism investigations.

Friend says he observed that FBI policies on case assignments were being violated because the Washington Field Office was enabling field offices around the country to lead investigations on crimes that allegedly took place in Washington on or around Jan. 6, but officials in Washington are actually directing the probes.

The situation resulted in active criminal investigations in which Friend is listed as the case agent, but has done no investigative work, according to the declaration.

I suspect you will see all kind of things done to prevent the truth from coming out that will make what we’ve already seen look like nothing. Yup these folks need St. Matthew. Time for day 7 prayers:

St. Matthew Novena - Day 7
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Amen.

Dear Lord, we thank You for giving us St. Matthew as an example of holiness. Help us to imitate the love of You he showed in continuing to preach the Gospel throughout difficulties and persecutions.

St. Matthew, we do not know for certain where you preached and ministered after Jesus ascended into Heaven. But we know that you were instrumental in the spread of Christianity throughout the world.

Please bring my petitions before God Whom you served so diligently!

You faithfully recorded the events of Christ’s life and ministry in your Gospel. Then, you preached as a missionary despite hostilities and persecutions for the rest of your life.

Pray for me, that I may never allow difficulties to deter me from practicing my Faith. Pray that I may be steadfast in serving God, no matter the cost.

Please also pray for the FBI agents involved in the Mark Houck arrest.

St. Matthew, pray for us!

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Amen.

Read more at: https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-matthew-novena

It’s the first of the month so even though I’m down with covid and staying in bed the Indulgence Calendar ministry goes on:

if you prefer to fill in your own names here is the blank one

Alas with COVID my plan to carry over a week of vacation to next year is shot Anyways here is day six of the St. Matthew Novena

St. Matthew Novena - Day 6
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Amen.

Dear Lord, we thank You for giving us St. Matthew as an example of holiness. Help us to imitate the devotion to You he showed in his missionary work after the Ascension.

St. Matthew, you were one of Jesus’ close friends. As His Apostle, you witnessed his life and ministry, and you helped ensure that His Gospel was proclaimed throughout the world.

Please bring my petitions before Christ Whom you preached!

It is not known for certain where you preached and ministered after Jesus ascended into Heaven, but we know that you devoted the rest of your life to writing and proclaiming the Good News.

Pray for me, that I may always be eager to preach the Gospel to others. Pray that I may be ready and willing to serve God in whatever ways He calls me to.

Please also pray for the FBI agents involved in the Mark Houck arrest.

St. Matthew, pray for us!

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Amen

Read more at: https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-matthew-novena

I’ll say this for the Biden Administration, they’re not subtle:

The FBI is allegedly engaging in a “purge” of employees with conservative viewpoints and retaliating against whistleblowers who have made protected disclosures to Congress by revoking security clearances, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan told Fox News Digital.

Jordan, R-Ohio, said that more than a dozen FBI whistleblowers have come to him and Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee with allegations of misconduct within the FBI.  

Jordan and Republicans have been investigating “serious allegations of abuse and misconduct within the senior leadership of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”

Who ever heard of a Stasi with more than one party represented in it?

I guess they need these prayers more than ever:

St. Matthew Novena - Day 5
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Amen.

Dear Lord, we thank You for giving us St. Matthew as an example of holiness. Help us to imitate the love of You he showed in his work writing about Your life in His Gospel.

St. Matthew, you were blessed to witness the life and ministry of Jesus firsthand as His Apostle. Then, you continued to serve God by cooperating with the Holy Spirit to write your Gospel.

Please continue to bring my petitions before the throne of God!

You wrote your Gospel specifically aimed at your Jewish brethren, to help bring them to conversion. Because of your efforts and your cooperation with the Holy Spirit, many people have benefited spiritually for centuries.

Pray for me, that I may always cooperate with the Holy Spirit in my life. Pray that I may be as devoted a servant of God as you were.

Please also pray for the FBI agents involved in the Mark Houck arrest.

St. Matthew, pray for us!

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Amen.

Read more at: https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-matthew-novena