"With God and Jesus Christ excluded from political life,with authority derived not from God but from man,the very basis of that authority has been taken away,because the chief reason of the distinction between ruler and subject has been eliminated.The result is that human society is tottering to its fall, because it has no longer a secure and solid foundation." (Pope Pius XI in Quas Primas, December 11, 1925)
** UPDATED **: Prayer Request - Fr. Daniel Cooper, SSPX
UPDATE from the 11/6/2015 SSPX E-Pistola newsletter: Please pray for Fr. Cooper
On Wednesday, we announced that our priest, Fr. Daniel Cooper, would be entering the hospital today in preparation for a bone marrow transplant—and asked for prayers for a successful procedure and recovery.
Two corrections need to be made to our prior notice: 1) Fr. Cooper's procedure actually takes place today, while his recovery time will take 3-4 weeks. 2) Father has recently been residing in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan to be near his family—this is also where his medical procedures are taking place.
[Original post below-Ed.] From today's SSPX E-Pistola weekly newsletter:
Please pray for Fr. Cooper
We would like to request your prayers for our priest, Fr. Daniel Cooper, who resides at our priory in Dickinson, Texas.
Fr. Cooper is suffering from bone marrow cancer. He will undergo a chemotherapy treatment today and then enter the hospital this Friday. After about 3 to 4 weeks, Father will have a bone marrow transplant using his own stem cells.
We pray that Fr. Cooper will have a successful transplant and recovery.