www.Restore-DC-Catholicism.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

What can we do????                

 

Plenty!!!  And we should!!!  Firstly, this is primarily a spiritual battle, and must be fought with prayer and the Sacraments.  We ourselves must continuously strive for holiness, or we too will find ourselves swallowed in the slime.

 

Here are some suggestions for pursuing holiness in keeping with Catholic truth (none of these suggestions are new, but worth repeating).

1)     Frequent Mass and Communion – daily, if possible.  Pray regularly before the Blessed Sacrament!

2)     Frequent Confession – at least monthly, but biweekly is recommended for reception of indulgences

1)     Pray the Rosary daily.  In fact, we’d encourage the Rosary to be prayed in front of abortion mills, to offer reparation for the horrible sin of abortion.  Click here to find out more.

2)     Wear the Scapular, Miraculous Medal, St Benedict Medal, Crucifix, etc.

3)     During your Morning Offering, pray specifically that the Shepherds of the Church act with the fidelity and faithfulness that is part of the charism of their offices.

4)     Engage in some ongoing study of our Faith.  This is particularly important to those of us whose Catholic education was compromised by 1960s modernist monkeyshines, but is important for us all.

 

Some might remember the Prayers of Pope Leo XIII, prayed after every Low Mass until the 1960s. He instituted those prayers in response to a vision in which he saw the Church being attacked by the devil (how prophetic he was!).  Why these prayers were eliminated we cannot guess.  Now look at the mess that followed!  We suggest that these prayers after Masses be taken up once again.  At first, we’ll have to do this privately, but perhaps it could grow.  To refresh memories, the Prayers of Pope Leo XIII are repeated below:

1)     Hail Mary (3x)

2)     Hail Holy Queen…

3)     Let us pray.  Oh God, our refuge and our strength, look down with favor upon your people who cry out to thee, and through the intercession of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of St. Joseph her spouse, of your holy apostles Peter and Paul and of all the saint, do thou most graciously and mercifully hear the prayers which we pour forth to thee, for the conversion of sinners and the freedom and exaltation of Holy Mother Church.  Through the same Christ our Lord.

4)     St. Michael the archangel…

5)     Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us (3x)

 

 

 

 

 

Write letters!  Send emails!  Phone!  Fax!

Below are addresses of newspapers, Vatican Officials and Diocesan addresses. It is very helpful for Catholics who are loyal to the Holy See and the teachings of the Church to voice our concerns to these individuals and publications.

FirstlyPlease understand that your prayers and communications to the Pope have obviously had an impact.  Clearly they were a factor in the Pope’s acceptance of Cardinal McCarrick’s second resignation, especially when he refused the first resignation that was offered less than one year prior.  For future usage, please note the Pope’s contact information.

 

His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI

The Apostolic Palace

00120 Vatican City

Europe

Email: benedictxvi@vatican.va

 

Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo
Apostolic Pro-Nuncio
3339 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20008-3687

Fax: 202-337-4036
Tel: 202-333-7121

 

Again for future usage, here is Bishop Wuerl’s contact information, effective June 24, 2006 (via Certified Mail, return receipt):

His Excellency Most Reverend Donald Wuerl
Archdiocese of Washington
PO Box 29260
Washington, DC  20017-0260

Phone: (301) 853-4500

Email: chancery@adw.org

 

To let the Jesuits know about your concern (particularly in regard to Georgetown University)

Very Rev. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach SJ
Superior General, Society of Jesus
Casella Postale 6139, 00195
Rome, Italy

 

To voice your concern for Liturgical abuses in the US:

Abp. Oscar H. Lipscomb, D.D., Ph.D.
Chairman, Committee on the Liturgy, US Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 Fourth Street NE
Washington
DC 20017-1194

Also send copies to:

 

Cardinal Francis Arinze
Prefect - Congregation for Divine Worship & Discipline of the
Sacraments

Palazzo delle Congregazioni

00193 Roma
Piazza Pio XII, 10
Vatican City (Europe) 00120

 

His Eminence George Cardinal Arturo Medina-Estevez
Prefect Emeritus, Congregation for Divine Worship & Discipline of the
Sacraments
Palazzo delle Congregazioni

00193 Roma
Piazza Pio XII, 10
Vatican City (Europe) 00120

His Excellency, Most Reverend William Joseph Levada
Prefect, Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith
Piazza del S. Uffizio 11, 00193
Rome, Italy

Dario Cardinal Castrillon-Hoyos
Cardinal Prefect, Congregation For the Clergy
Piazza Della Città
Leonina I, 00193
Rome, Italy

To voice your concern regarding members of the clergy:

Dario Cardinal Castrillon-Hoyos
Cardinal Prefect, Congregation For the Clergy
Piazza Della Città
Leonina I, 00193
Rome, Italy

To voice your concerns for bishops:

His Eminence Giovanni Battista Cardinal Re
Congregation for BIshops
Piazza Pio XXII #10
00193 Rome Italy
FAX 011-39-0669-885303

To voice any concerns:

His Excellency, Apostolic Nuncio
Most Reverend Gabriel Montalvo, D.D.
3339 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20008-3687

tel 202/333-7121 * 202/337-4036 fax

 

Other addresses to be found at: http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/xcur.html

Addresses for the press:

Washington Times

Attn: Letters to the Editor

3600 New York Avenue, NE

Washington, DC  20002

Fax: (202) 715-0037

Email: letters@washingtontimes.com

 

 

Catholic Standard

PO Box 4464

Washington, DC  20017

Fax: (202) 281-2418

Email: mark@cathstan.org

 

Our Parish Times

8027 Ellingson Drive

Chevy Chase, MD  20815

Phone: (301) 608-2166

Fax: (301) 608-2167

Email: info@ourparishtimes.com

 

Wanderer

201 Ohio Street

St. Paul, MN  55107-9984

Phone: (651) 224-5733

Fax: (651) 224-9666

Email: editorial@thewandererpress.com

 

 

National Catholic Register

432 Washington Avenue

North Haven, CT  06473

Phone: (203) 230-3800

Fax: (203) 230-3838

Email: editor@ncregister.com

 

 

Wisdom on Windshields

What is that, you ask?  Simply put, it’s an educational effort in which you can engage all year round.  Chances are that you will see, on cars in your church parking lot, bumper strips that indicate support of a politician who supports policies at variance with the Church on non-negotiable issues such as abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, facilitation of homosexual sins.  This occurrence isn’t limited only to election times, as folks tend to leave strips on their cars.   Obviously these folks need education, and they need it now – not just during election times. 

So what can be done here?  Perhaps you might  want to take the car owners aside to show them the error of their ways.  However, you are rushing into Mass and don’t want to be late.  Or perhaps you don’t know who owned the car with its offensive bumper strip (or car-top sign).   So that you can perform several of the Works of Mercy towards that individual, we are proud to announce the Wisdom on Windshields flyer.  Yes, you can download it here.  We suggest that you print it in color and carry them with you in your own car; you’ll never know when some poor ignorant soul needs a discreet dose of truth left on their windshield.  We deliberately left the name of the politician blank so that it can be used in different elections.  Don’t forget – in two years, we elect new state and county officials; we hope and pray that we elect a new governor.  Moreover, in two years, we hope to replace the entire pro-gay, pro-abortion socialistic cabal that currently infests the elected offices of the Montgomery County MD government.  This tool should help in that effort.  So again, download the “Wisdom on the Windshields”, save it to your own computers and print as necessary.

A note to our out-of-area comrades – you are free to use Wisdom on Windshields as you wish.  You may wish to use the language on different letterhead, as your local dissidents and politicians will not be inclined to pay too much attention to an out-of-area piece of literature.

We also want to recall to your attention the excellent booklet by Catholic Anwers, called “Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics”.  Download it at their site by clicking here.

 

Other suggestions for action:

Consider subscribing to the publications listed in the “Recommended Periodicals” page, to be kept abreast of current events that won’t be found in Archdiocesan publications.  However, do subscribe to the Standard, to keep your “finger to the pulse”, so to speak.

Please purchase and study the books and tapes listed in “Recommended reading” to get a historical perspective on today’s current situation.  We particularly recommend the late Fr. John Hardon’s works, as he had an especially comprehensive perspective of the Church’s current crisis.

Please study the documents that we also list.  We also suggest that you print these and distribute them to your relatives, neighbors, etc.  So many people are starved for the truth, which too often they won’t hear from the pulpits.

Follow the "other helpful links" to learn of other faithful organizations.  Some of these are local to the DC/MD/VA area.  Support their efforts.

Let’s band together locally.  From time to time, we may need to publicly speak out against various outrages that will occur locally (as evidenced in our letter to Cardinal McCarrick).  Click here to join in our efforts to represent Jesus and His Church properly.  This will also serve as an excellent way to meet other concerned Catholics – you are not alone!

If you come across anything needing attention (a pro-abortion supporter speaking at your parish, liturgical abuses, erroneous homilies, etc), please advise us.  For instance, if an “Always Our Children” or “Voice of the Faithful” chapter is meeting at your parish, send us a copy of the bulletin announcement (address below).  We’ll publicize the problem and confer with you to determine the best way to address the abomination.  Check our announcements page to be kept abreast of current events and what you can do!

Please consider a donation to this website effort.  We would appreciate help in defraying the costs of this web site, as well as other efforts that may be required in the future.  Our name and address appear below:

            Faithful Catholics of MD/DC, Inc.

            PO Box 2192

            Montgomery Village, MD  20886-2192