“Naked progressivism” in the Joliet Diocese: What happened to the real Anima Christi Prayer?

What Happened to the REAL Anima Christi Prayer?

The Diocese of Joliet, Illinois website explains:

This year as we celebrate the diocesan “Year of the Eucharist,” we have chosen “One in the Body and Blood of the Lord” as the theme for the 2010 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal. It is a very appropriate choice, for Psalm 34 invites us to “Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord.”

Then, we are given a prayer called the Anima Christi, which is a totally new (Jesuit) version of what has up until just now, always been an old favorite of traditional Catholics, going way back to the 14th century.

The original Anima Christi prayer goes like this:

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from Christ’s side, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints

and with Thy angels
Forever and ever
Amen

The NEW (Joliet progressive version) goes like this:

Jesus, may all that is you flow into me.
May your Body and Blood be my food and drink.
May your passion and death be my strength and life.
Jesus, with you by my side enough has been given.
May the shelter I seek be the shadow of your cross.
Let me not run from the love which you offer,
but hold me safe from the forces of evil.
On each of my dyings shed your light and your love.
Keep calling to me until that day comes,
when, with your saints, I may praise you forever. Amen.

Lord Jesus, Bread of Life and Covenant of Love –
Nourish us with your Body and Blood

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament –
Pray for us

Perhaps you don’t care if the Catholic Church
swaps out things like prayers with impunity, but I do.
If you agree, respectfully mention it to your pastor,
or send an email to the diocese:
lthompson@dioceseofjoliet.org

Tell them: “Naked progressivism,
and change for the sake of change”
may still constitute a semi-popular political movement,
but it no longer has any place in the Holy Catholic Church.

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