“How are they down, how have they fallen down Those great strong towers of ice and steel”?

Posted September 11, 2019 9:17 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

“How are they down, how have they fallen down Those great strong towers of ice and steel”?

There are times when being a priest has its perks.  Today was one of them.  I had an early call from the oldest friend of my life who needed a prayer intention covered.  I was able to say Mass for his intention.
And because today is 11 September, I added the orations “Pro defensione ab hostibus… for defense against enemies“.  I included, as I prayed these orations, enemies within the Church, especially those who are intent on creating in reality a “schism” which was at first born only in their minds.
The Collect:
Hostium nostrorum, quaesumus, Domine, elide superbiam: et eorum contumaciam dexterae tuae

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