Salus populi romani: March 11, 2020

Perpetual Novena


(Our English translation in Blue — Prayer will be said in Italian and Latin: Black)

The Prophetic Prayer of Pope Benedict XVI



(May 7, 2005)


In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.

Tutta Santa, degna di ogni onore,
Tu sei la migliore offerta
che l’umanità possa offrire a Dio.

All Holy, Worthy of every honor,
Thou art the best offering
Which humanity can offer to God.

Vergine Madre, sempre vergine Madre,
rivolgi una supplica materna al Tuo Figlio.

Virgin Mother, always a virgin Mother,
Offer a maternal supplication to Thy Son.

Porta la barca della Chiesa al porto,
evitando le insidie ​​e superando le onde.

Bring the Barque of the Church to port,
evading the snares and overcoming the waves.

Proteggi questa città;
Confortate coloro che la raggiungono,
senza riparo o difesa,
ed estendono il Vostro sostegno a tutti.

Protect this City;
Comfort those who come to her,
without shelter or defense,
and share Your protection with all.

Con fede Ti veneriamo, Madre di Dio;
Con amore Ti onoriamo;
speriamo di venire da Te
e per Te proclamare ogni beatitudine.

With faith we venerate Thee, Mother of God;
With love we honor Thee;
we hope to come before Thee
and thorugh Thee to proclaim every blessedness.

Tu, mia Signora, la Mia consolazione di Dio,
aiuto della mia inesperienza,
accogli la supplica che rivolgo a Te.

Thou, My Lady, My consolation from God,
help for my inexperience,
receive the supplication which I make to Thee.

Tu, che per tutti sei fonte di gioia,
rendimi degno di esultare insieme a Te.

Thou, who for all are a fountain of joy,
make me worthy to exult together with Thee.

Guarda l’assemblea dei credenti,
Madre del Salvatore;
rimuovi disgrazie e afflizioni da loro;
liberali dal male e dal maligno;
proteggili con l’abbondanza della Tua benevolenza.

Watch over the assembly of believers,
Mother of the Savior;
remove from them the misfortunes and afflictions;
free them from evil and from the Evil One;
protect them with the abundance of Thy benevolence.

Al ritorno glorioso del Tuo Figlio, nostro Dio,
difendi con la Tua materna intercessione
la nostra fragilità umana
e accompagnaci alla vita eterna
con la Tua mano amorevole,
Tu che sei potente, per essere Madre.

At the glorious return of Thy Son, our God,
defend with Thy maternal intercession
our frail humanity
and accompany us to eternal life
with Thy loving hand,
Thou who art powreful, by being our Mother.


77 Our Fathers, that is 7 Rosary Decades of Our Fathers.

3 in Latin

71 in Italian — Or say them in your own tongue.

3 in Latin

3 Gloria Patri

Sacro Cuore di Gesù, abbi pietà di noi!
Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us!

Cuore Immacolato di Maria, prega per noi!
Immaculate Hert of mary, pray for us!

San Giuseppe, Patrono della Chiesa, prega per noi!
Saint Joseph, Patron of the Church, pray for us!


San Michele Arcangelo, difendici nella battaglia, contro la perfidia e le insidie del diavolo sii Tu il nostro sostegno. Che Dio eserciti il suo domino su di lui, noi supplichevoli Lo preghiamo! E tu, Principe delle milizie celesti, ricaccia nell’inferno satana e gli altri spiriti maligni, che si aggirano in questa Città a perdizione delle anime.


Saint Michale, the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, o prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Divine Power, cast into Hell Satan and all the evils spirit who prowl about this City seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

San Gabriele Arcangelo, prega per noi!
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us!

San Raffaele Arcangelo, prega per noi!
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us!

San Franceco di Assisi, prega per noi!
Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us!

San Antonio di Padova, prega per noi!
Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us!

Santa Rosalia, prega per noi!
Saint Rosalia, pray for us!

Beata Anna Caterina Emmerich, prega per noi e prega con noi!
Bl. Ann Catherine Emmerich, pray for us and pray with us!

In Nomine Patris et Filii e Spiritus Sancti. Amen.


* Salus populi Romani, is Latin, for The Salvation of the Roman People. It is the ancient title of the Icon of Our Lady see at the top of this article.

PLEASE NOTE: That until From Rome Info Video Channel at Youtube gets 1000 subscribers, it will NOT be able to broadcast the Nightly Prayers Live. So let all who are devoted to Jesus Christ, Our Lady and Bl. Ann Catherine Emmerich know that they need to urge subscriptions to this channel, so that we can promote the fulfillment of Our Lady’s Request for Her Heavenly-Approved prayer solution to the present Crisis in the Church.


The Greek Orthodox Church refuses to suspend Masses

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Drawing from its rich liturgical history and the teaching of its Saints, the Bishops of the Greek Orthodox Church in Greece have refused calls to suspend liturgical functions. The official statement rebuts the claim that the faithful can contract Corona Virus while receiving the Most Holy Communion in the Greek Rites.

woman-takes-communion-clergyman-during-mass-orthodox-easter-roman-orthodox-patriarchateIn the liturgy of St. John Chyrsostum and St. Basil, Holy Communion is administered thus: the consecrated Host, a leavened loaf cut into the form of a cube (see featured image at top of page), is then cut into smaller cubes and placed in a Chalice full of Chrisr’s Most Precious Blood, and distributed cube by cube to the faithful, with spoon to an open mouth. The ancient practice avoids all contact of the hands of the priest with the mouth of the communicant. And after each communion, the Priest must put the spoon back into the Chalice of the Blood, where the accident of the alcohol sterilizes the spoon.

Instead, the Greek Church has called on all the clergy and faithful to offer prayers for the exterminate of the pest and end of the crisis.

Meanwhile, the Catholic Bishops of Slovakia — a nation with only 1 confirmed case of Corona virus, have decided to suspend all public functions in the country for two weeks.

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Palestrina: Missa in duplicitus minoribus

Today we begin our perusal of the sacred repertoire of  Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, the greatest Italian composer of the 16th century, whose fame has never been extinguished. He came to Rome in 1537, when he began as a cantor at Santa Maria Maggiore, and 14 years later he was in the service of Pope Julius III, who was also from Palestrina.

Today, we sample his Missa in duplicitus minoribus, or Mass in a double minor, for 5 voices.

FromRome.Info features at 5 P.M. daily, Rome time, a selection of sacred music for the edification of our readers, so that they can better grasp how contrary to the very nature of Catholic liturgy were the so called “reforms” of Vatican II.


Does Skojec know the Most Blessed Sacrament is the God of Life?

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

There comes a point in every profession that one must speak about the criteria for professional incompetence.  I will just leave it at that.

Another reason that laymen are not the best suited to explain the Faith on social media.

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But for those who do not know their faith, the One who is the Most Blessed Sacrament is the Lord and Creator of All, the giver of life and the source of all Healing. He is also the Judge of all.

If you are in the state of grace, then have no fear whatsoever of receiving the Sacrament, even in the time of plague. Because your faith will merit your salvation, and we are not made for this world, but for life in the world to come.

This is simplicity of heart. If you think God the Father gives diseases to those who receive His Son, you are simply an atheist and blasphemer. And if you think He will not reward those who trust in His Son, then you are an infidel.

Likewise, if you are looking to escape every cross, then you have not yet showed supernatural faith in Christ’s crucified! Better to place ourselves in the hands of God than in the hands of doctors and scientists, who have never saved anyone from physical death, let alone eternal damnation.

Here we need to make distinctions. There is no Saint in the Church who fled from a plague. There are many Saints who helped the sick and risked death, some of whom died of the plague, others whom did not. The Saints did not flee, because by faith they knew that we are to live for God. Period. Whatever befalls us, God is in control.

Saint Bernardine of Sienna assisted his fellow townsmen in the plague. He was lambasted by relatives for it. And some of them died of the plague. But he did not. He went on to be one of the greats saints of Italy who called the Italian people back to the Faith in the 15th century.

Even though there is not the obligation to give the sacraments which do not pertain to eternal salvation during the time of a plague — Saint Alphonsus teaches this in his Theologia Moralis — a priest will be damned if he refuses the Sacrament of Penance to sinners during a plague. Likewise, the Sacrament of Baptism. This is because it is a grave duty of the priestly dignity to save souls. And to refuse the positive means of salvation to any soul, so as to save one’s own life from a possible risk, is a mortal sin against both charity and the priestly duty.

But, medically we know there is minimal risk of death from the Corona Virus. The mortality rate of those who end up in hospitals, who are only a tiny fraction of the entire population — most of whom when they contract Corona virus have no or few symptoms — is only 3.4%. So for the entire population it is less than perhaps a half of a percent. And these are all individuals with bad states of health, except for a very few. So Corona virus presents no real threat to anyone with normal health, more than the normal influenza which kills more people each month in the world, ever year, than the Corona Virus has ever killed ever. This observation is confirmed by a Vanderbilt Doctor.

For that reason, those who act disproportionally are not acting rationally. Most of all when they discount God Himself present in the Eucharist! This is simply atheism. And shows that some persons have very little faith or sense. Remember, God created viruses. They serve His will to punish sin and sinners and give the just means of meriting eternal life. This does not mean that we should be deliberately careless, but it does mean that we should take God as our surety and trust in Him. He is the First Cause and our last End. Nothing can happen to us unless He wills it. Confess your sins and live ever as His trusting servants and friend. And certainly do not let hypochondria lead you to omit the Sacraments, if you are in the state of grace.

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Italian Bishops excommunicate Italians, praise China

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Silence is tacit consent. But praise is explicit approval.

Catholics from all over the world found it incomprehensible that the Vatican would sign an accord with the Marxist tyranny of China that would require Catholics in China to embrace heretical and schismatic clergy of the patriotic Church and call them “Catholics”. But so much has that accord changed things, that in the letter denouncing Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong, Cardinal Re, the Dean of the College of Cardinals implied that whereas before the independent Church in China was that of the government, now the clandestine Church — the illegal one — the Vatican recognizes to be the Catholic!

The implications of all of this are that the Catholic Church has been taken over at its summit by Marxists and that they are fully aiming to do to the Church what China did to the Church in China.

It seems a preposterous inference. But daily events are proving it true! Now any Catholic priest in Italy can be arrested for the crime of saying Mass in public. Baptisms, Marriages, Confirmations, even funerals for the dead are also illegal. Or so the Bishops’ Conference would have you think.

And the Bishops will let them be arrested! They have banned the Sacraments, in attempt to give force to a governmental decree from which the Church is immune by law!

This was a decision of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Italy, which has NO authority in Canon Law or civil law to give orders to anyone!

But in Italy there is a Lateran Pact, which the Popes since Pius XI have used to defend the liberty of the Church in Italy.

Yet at the emanation of the decree of the left wing Government here in Italy: silence. No opposition. And indeed, approval.

This can be seen in today’s issue of the Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian Bishops’ Conference. Article after Article tells the reader to comply with the government, accept that there are no more masses. Watch the mass of Bergoglio on the internet!

And no word on who made the decision to order the Bishops and clergy of Italy to stop public services. How like the  Marxist Party!

The alliance of the Bishops with China in persecuting the Church seems complete. Even the Avvenire, while counseling acceptance of having no Sacraments, praises China for having come out of the darkness of the stigma of having the Corona Virus. Now everyone has it! No more  anti-Chinese prejudice!

Is not that what Christianity is all about?

If you do not believe me, read pages 12 and 15 of today’s edition:



CREDITS: The Featured Image is a photo of the pages cited from the daily newspaper, Avvenire, used here in accord with fair use standards for editorial commentary.

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The Suspension of Masses is a Bergoglian objective

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

Riccardo Cascioli is right, there is an air of China now in Italy. Because the Catholic Religion has effectively been suppressed by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference just as it is suppressed in China.

Except that in China there is more religious liberty, in that they have still their public religious services in most other religions!

Everyone knows this will to suppress masses has come from Santa Marta.

Italy has a special legal relationship with the Catholic Church, founded upon the Lateran Pact: a treaty between the Apostolic See and Mussolini which originated the special legal status of the Church in Italy.

In all questions of the meaning of that relationship, the Bishops Conference of Italy defers to the Vatican. Legal Scholars are speaking out: it is clear that the decrees of the Italian government regarding the suspension of all public religious services cannot be understood to apply to the Catholic Church, which in Her own churches is free of all government control in matters of religion.

Thus, what is this will to suppress the Mass and Sacraments? Whence does it come?

I think the answer lies in the admiration that Jorge Mario Bergoglio has for the People’s Republic of China. Several of his ecclesiastical pawns have even gone so far as to praise China as the perfect embodiment of Catholic social teaching.

So, let us figure:

In China the Catholic Church is suppressed. And this is the perfect expression of Catholic Social Teaching.

Therefore, to have the perfect expression of Catholic social teaching, in Italy, you need to …

I think you can finish the comparison.

But obviously, “Catholic social teaching” in the mouth of Bergoglio does not mean what it means in the mouth of Pope Leo XIII.

I predict, not as a prophet, but as someone who has closely observed the modus operandi of Bergoglio, that the suspension of the Sacraments will continue indefinitely.

But when the Government approves, Bergoglio will order the practice of new religious rituals in the churches of Italy, ones which mix things from all the religions of the world. This is the objective of the Abu Dahbi statement. This is the objective of the Amazon Synod. Thus, one must presume it is also the objective of shutting down the Church in Italy, when the Lateran pact gives the Church the right to do the exact opposite.

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CREDITS: The Featured Image is a photo montage of a poster placed illegally throughout the city of Rome in 2016-7 when Bergoglio took control of the Order of Malta. It decries Bergoglio for being a heretical tyrant. Its author was never discovered, it is believed.

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Conte is leading Italy into chaos

by Br. Alexis Bugnolo

I met a taxi driver yesterday who knows more about government that the Italian Premier (Prime Minister), Giuseppe Conte.  When I asked him what he thought about the new Decree to prevent the spread of corona virus — which came out on Saturday night — he said it is easier to issue a decree than solve the problem, because solving the problem took money and whits.

As an anthropologist, not a prophet, I foresee disaster in Italy. The break down of law and order. For the same reason: you cannot effectively respond to an epidemic through decrees.

Common sense recognizes that a virus is a living organism which does not respect decrees. Coronavirus 19, because it does not cause symptoms or problems in most persons, who are used to having influenza now and then, will thus spread rapidly to everyone in Italy. It is simply a mechanism of life. There is no way to shut down human life by decrees that will prevent it.

Consequently, as the death toll rises astronomically, the exasperation of the people will also rise. They will see that these draconian measures do not work. And since Italians are first and foremost lovers of human beings, they will begin to nurture the most profound anger for the authorities which are denying them the Sacraments and the opportunity to visit loved ones in their time of need, be with family members — the new decree effectively imprisons everyone in the Region in which they live and forbids egress and ingress — and attend the public funerals of loved ones — here funerals are magnificent events where thousands come out to mourn the passing of not a few citizens of each town.

Anthropologically what Conte is doing is unsustainable. It will be biologically ineffective. And from the point of the police forces in Italy, it will be impossible to enforce.

The result will be a breakdown of law and order. And it has already begun. Because the new Decree in denying visits of spouses and girl-friends to prisoners has caused 22 Prison Riots in the space of 48 hours. A thing unheard of in Italian history!

Bl. Ann Catherine Emmerich in her mystical visions of 1820 for the city of Rome saw that there will come a time with a violent mob will sweep the city wrecking destruction everywhere.

We are about to see that happen. Not today, or next week, but perhaps by the end of spring.


CREDITS: The Featured Image above is a screen shot of Google image search, used here according to fair use standards for editorial commentary, to show that Google image search works not only to find images of famous persons like Giuseppe Conte, the Italian premier, but also images of them associated with different search terms and topics.

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