Chair of Peter

Chair of Peter

FEB 22, 2016 by HILARY WHITE @

On this feast day of the universal Church, I beg readers to pray for the pope, that God will have mercy on him, will shore him up with His grace, that he be protected from all harm both physical and spiritual and grant him the wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge, fortitude, piety, and fear of the Lord necessary to lead the Church out of its current darkness.

V. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Francisco.
R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius.


Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector,
famulum tuum Franciscum, quem pastorem Ecclesiae tuae praeesse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quaesumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus praeest, proficere: ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum, Dominum nostrum. Amen.

V. Let us pray for our Pontiff Francis.

R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.

Let us pray.

O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful, look mercifully upon Thy servant Francis, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church: grant him, we beseech Thee, that, by word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, he may attain everlasting life. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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5 comments on “Chair of Peter

  1. I don’t mean to be flippant or anything of the sort, but shouldn’t we also be praying that the faithful be protected from the spiritual harm inflicted by this man sitting in the Chair of Peter?

  2. Looks like Mikey Voris is starting to see who really is responsible for much of the confusion in the Church:

    • Oh Mikey! Pure spiritual pornography!!

    • LaVoris may say:

      Not every word that falls from the lips of a Pope is full of Grace. It’s not Catholic to hang on every utterance of the Pope as though it were divinely inspired…Plane interviews have zero magisterial weight.

      Nonetheless, FrankenPope himself has said:

      I wrote an encyclical—true enough, it was by four hands [with Benedict XVI]—and an apostolic exhortation. I’m constantly making statements, giving homilies. That’s magisterium.

      Or, to put it in doggerel verse:

      I am the Pope of this body ecclesial,
      And anything I write or say is magisterial.

  3. Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!
    I just watched the latest Vortex to which Polycarp has given the link above.

    I agree with what Michael Voris said in this excellent episode, and I wish every Catholic would watch it and take note.
    However, Michael, how could you keep a straight face when presenting this program when you have repeatedly refused ANY criticism at all of the Pope on your program?

    At last perhaps, Michael might be starting to realise the seriousness of the problem and that is, that, in a real sense, the crisis in the Church today, is coming from the top down.

    I can only pray that more and more other so called traditional Catholics will start to realise that not every word of the Pope is infallible, and in fact in the case of this current Pope, not a few of his words are dangerously heterodox. Also these so called supporters of the Faith must accept that if the Pope says something wrong – he should be challenged about it. For the sake of countless souls no heretical, immoral, scandalous, or politically dangerous statement of any Pope should ever be allowed to just remain unchallenged by the faithful.

    Good work Michael Voris – but this is just the beginning, you need now to face reality and join the fight to save the Church. Papalotry, ultramontism has no place in the Church, just as anti-Papal Protestantism has no place, both are wrong and both are un Catholic.

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