Please pray for all Bishops of the Catholic Church. They have a grave responsibility before God as spiritual fathers of the souls entrusted to their care--this includes all of the people of their respective dioceses, including the priests. It is a great privilege to be chosen as a bishop, but it is an awesome responsibility.They have an obligation to teach the truths of the Catholic faith clearly and courageously to their people and to protect them from false teachings, corrupting influences, and errors of faith as much as possible.
Bishops need and deserve our prayers and sacrifices on their behalf. According to St. John Vianney, if some bishops (and other priests) are not as holy as they should be, it is because their people have not prayed enough for them. If we have complaints about the Catholic clergy, it would be beneficial for them and pleasing to God to offer prayers and sacrifices for them instead of wasting time and offending God by criticizing them.
PLEASE PRAY FOR BISHOP JOSEPH MARTINO,
RECENTLY RESIGNED BISHOP OF SCRANTON PA!
GOD BLESS HIM!
Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest, Mother of all priests, and our Mother, help us respond generously to the Holy Spirit's request, through the voice of His Church, to offer up to God Eucharistic adoration for priests. Amen.