“Just as it is licit to resist a pontiff who attacks the body, so it is licit to resist him who attacks souls, or who disturbs the civil order, or above all, who tries to destroy the Church. It is licit to resist him by not doing what he orders and by impeding the execution of his will. It is not licit, however, to judge him, to punish him, or to depose him, for such acts belong to a superior.” St. Robert Bellamine
He died reciting the creed. I think this is important to remember now so that when our time for death approaches we will be prepared. We need to rehearse our death. The creed keeps us centered on what we truly believe and the devil will not be able to put doubts in our soul at this important time where the soul dangles between heaven and hell.
How sad it is when so many people dying, are drugged out on morphine and are not able to stay alert and pray for help at this last struggle with the devil. All the saints dreaded this last test. We act as if there is no final confrontation with evil. Especially hospice gives so much morphine to the dying. We do not want anyone in pain, but especially eternal pain.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.