If only an English bishop would offer prayers of supplication and exorcism for the sin of same-sex marriage!

The announcement that Bishop Paprocki of Springfield diocese, Illinois, will offer Prayers of Supplication and Exorcism in Reparation for the Sin of Same-Sex Marriage on the day Illinois legalises pseudo-marriage for homosexuals inspires the hope that an English bishop will do the same, and publicly declare that David Cameron’s same-sex ‘marriage’ law promotes grave sin that harms the institution of marriage and the family.

Bishop Paprocki draws on the authority of Pope Francis to explain the need to offer prayers of exorcism for the sin of same-sex marriage:

‘”The context for this prayer service may be understood by recalling the words of Pope Francis when he faced a similar situation as Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 2010,” Bishop Paprocki said.

Regarding the proposed redefinition of civil marriage in Argentina, then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio wrote on June 22, 2010: “The Argentine people must face, in the next few weeks, a situation whose result may gravely harm the family. It is the bill on matrimony of persons of the same sex. The identity of the family, and its survival, are in jeopardy here: father, mother, and children. The life of so many children who will be discriminated beforehand due to the lack of human maturity that God willed them to have with a father and a mother is in jeopardy. At stake is the total rejection of God’s law engraved in our hearts. … Let us not be naive: it is not a simple political struggle; it is an intention [which is] destructive of the plan of God. It is not a mere legislative project (this is a mere instrument), but rather a ‘move’ of the father of lies who wishes to confuse and deceive the children of God.”

Bishop Paprocki noted, “The pope’s reference to the ‘father of lies’ comes from the Gospel of John (8:44), where Jesus refers to the devil as ‘a liar and the father of lies.’ So Pope Francis is saying that same-sex ‘marriage’ comes from the devil and should be condemned as such.”

The Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, stated in a press release:

‘ The prayers for “Supplication and Exorcism Which May Be Used in Particular Circumstances of the Church” are taken from the Appendices to the 2004 Latin edition of the Rite of Exorcism, the introduction to which explains, “The presence of the Devil and other demons appears and exists not only in the tempting or tormenting of persons, but also in the penetration of things and places in a certain manner by their activity, and in various forms of opposition to and persecution of the church. If the diocesan bishop, in particular situations, judges it appropriate to announce gatherings of the faithful for prayer, under the leadership and direction of a priest, elements for arranging a rite of supplication may be taken from [the texts provided in these appendices].”

Protect the Pope comment: If only an English bishop would follow Bishop Paprocki’s example and offer prayers of supplication and exorcism for the sin of same-sex marriage legalised by David Cameron. The Church and the people of this country urgently need protection from the harm about to be inflicted on the institution of marriage and families.  Surely the grave situation facing us warrants our bishops considering announcing gatherings of the faithful for prayers of supplication as set out in the   2004 Latin edition of the Rite of Exorcism.


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