Pope Francis Offers New Solution
As previously noted, Pope Francis blamed Satan for the problems of the Catholic Church (Pope Francis says Church under Satan’s influence). In keeping with this new message, he offered a new proposal to fixing these problems – “Under scrutiny over clergy abuse, Francis asks Catholics worldwide to pray rosary.” - “pray the rosary each day in October to ‘protect the church from the Devil.’” He goes further.
He also wants everyone to add a prayer to St. Michael the Archangel that Pope Leo XIII wrote in 1886: “be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.” This prayer used to be part of the Catholic mass before the reforms of Vatican II.
Pope Francis seeks two victories. First, he gets to blame everything on Satan, while avoiding any semblance of accountability (or responsibility). Second, he gets to reject part of Vatican II, thus strengthening his support with the Church’s right wing. It says a lot about the Church an irresponsible act could be such a winner.