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PLACENTIA, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Left is doing a full-court press to indoctrinate children into its wicked agenda, but a small Catholic animation company is pushing back mightily.
This weekend, Catholic Stories for Children announced the release of a new animated video that teaches children the St. Michael the Archangel prayer. This is the second video in the company's "Prayer Time With Angels" series, which helps children develop a habit of prayer from an early age.
"We are excited to release this new animation," said the company's CEO, Trevor Rothaus, in a press release. "We believe that it will be a valuable resource for parents and teachers who are looking for a way to help children build a strong habit of prayer and to teach children the St. Michael the Archangel prayer."
The Catholic CEO added:
Teaching kids Catholic prayers is a constant struggle for parents. But prayer is something that can engage children, bring them life and bring them closer to God. In the St. Michael animation, kids learn that it is OK to have fear, but we can always trust in God.
"Kids learn that the most powerful weapon we have in the world today is faith," Rothaus added. "The video also is a gentle introduction to St. Michael the Archangel and how he can provide spiritual protection."
During the four-minute animation, two young friends named Theo and Felicity, while playing with a puzzle in a treehouse, learn how to appreciate and pray to St. Michael the Archangel, the head of the angelic army.
When Felicity drops a piece of the puzzle, the children become frightened by something "scary" they think they see in the dark. The children's guardian angels come to the rescue, heartening them and teaching them the Church's powerful prayer to St. Michael.
In the middle of the prayer, the archangel himself makes an appearance in the video. He tells the children:
You don't need a sword to fight the spirits of darkness. Your faith is your greatest weapon. Nothing is too scary if you trust in God. He will always protect you. Draw your strength from the Lord and His mighty power. Put on the armor of God and stand firm. And you can say that prayer whenever you need a little help, and I'll be right by your side.
Rothaus told Church Militant, "I think it is a blessing to have this prayer, especially with things going on in the world today like SatanCon in Boston. Let us all turn to St. Michael for protection and teach our kids to do the same."
According to the press release, "This new animation is designed to help children learn the prayer in a fun and engaging way. The video features colorful characters and a catchy tune that will make children want to sing along."
"Instead of asking when prayer time is over or squirming inattentively, young kids remain engaged with the animations, asking to watch them again, and leave them wanting for more," it continues. "The animations allow parents to build an enjoyment in prayer time and a desire to pray."
To reinforce what children have learned, the Catholic Stories for Children website provides a printable picture of St. Michael for kids to color, as well as educational materials like fill-in-the-blank and discussion questions.
It also drills down into the history of St. Michael's prayer for parents who themselves may want to know more about it. It explains how the powerful prayer came into being after Pope Leo XIII in the 1800s had a "horrible vision" of future times and "the seductive powers and ravings of the devils against the Church in every land."
Catholic Stories for Children is "a nonprofit aimed at telling short stories, primarily through animation, to help parents teach Catholic prayers, about Catholic saints, and other Catholic concepts."
The St. Michael the Archangel prayer video, as well as other animations, are available for free on the organization's website and YouTube channel. For more information or to make a contribution, visit the company's website.