As Rome investigates, let us turn to St. Joseph

My heart is broken as I contemplate recent media reports surfacing from the Spanish-speaking world over Fr. Maciel’s children. It is broken for his children, their mothers, his victims, and members of the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi now digesting this new information. It is heartbroken for Pope Benedict XVI who bears the burden of sorting out this mess within a divided orthodox Catholic movement.
One thing we call all do right now, from the Legion’s most ardent apologists to it’s most vociferous critics – and everyone in between – is pray for Pope Benedict XVI and the apostolic visitators. Pray that God gives them the grace to discern a solution equitable to all parties, and one that will heal current divisions without compromising truth.
St. Joseph presents the perfect intercessor for this intention. He is foster father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, whose name the Legion claim. He is also the protector of the universal Church, the universal protector of family and the virtue of chastity, and a perfect example of manly virtue.
Toward this intention, I’ve started another novena to St. Joseph facebook group, where all sides to this debate can gather to pray that God’s will be done in the months ahead. To join, please click here.

Join the perpetual novena to St. Joseph

For some time I’ve been meaning to start a group for people interested in praying a perpetual novena to St. Joseph. Thanks to Facebook, the group is now up and running. You can join by clicking here or by simply praying the following traditional prayer to St. Joseph each morning:

O St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that having engaged here below your Heavenly power I may offer my Thanksgiving and Homage to the most Loving of Fathers. O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in your arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us. Amen