A CRUSADE OF PRAYER AND FASTING: TO IMPLORE GOD THAT ERROR AND HERESY DO NOT PERVERT THE COMING SPECIAL ASSEMBLY OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS FOR THE PAN-AMAZON

Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider

 

Various prelates and lay commentators, as well as lay institutions, have warned that the authors of the Instrumentum Laboris, issued by the secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, to serve as the basis for discussion in the coming Special Assembly for the Pan-Amazon, have inserted serious theological errors and heresies into the document.

We invite Catholic clergy and laity to participate in a crusade of prayer and fasting to implore our Lord and Savior, through the intercession of His Virgin Mother, for the following intentions:

– that the theological errors and heresies inserted in the Instrumentum Laboris may not be approved during the synodal assembly;

– that particularly Pope Francis, in the exercise of the Petrine ministry, may confirm his brethren in the faith by an unambiguous rejection of the errors of the Instrumentum Laboris and that he may not consent to the abolition of priestly celibacy in the Latin Church by introducing the praxis of the ordination of married men, the so-called “viri probati”, to the Holy Priesthood.

We propose a forty-day crusade of prayer and fasting to begin on September 17 and end on October 26, 2019, the day before the conclusion of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon.

Anyone who first learns about the Crusade after the date of its beginning can naturally join the Crusade at any point. During the forty-day crusade of prayer and fasting, we propose to pray daily at least one decade of the Holy Rosary and to fast once a week for the above mentioned intentions.

According to the tradition of the Church, fasting consists in eating only one full meal during the day, and additionally, one may eat up to two smaller meals.

Fasting on bread and water is also recommended to those who are able to do so.

Current Signatures: 2,615
Signature Goal: 10000
2,615 Signatures

Objective: 10000

Yes, for the next 40 days (or until the start of the synod), I will pray a decade of the Rosary each day and fast once per week, according to my state-in-life.

I will offer this to Our Lord and Our Lady imploring them to protect the synod from all heresy and for the grace for the Holy Father to defend and preserve the tradition of priestly celibacy.

This prayer and fasting crusade will start on Sept. 17 and end on Oct. 26.