This is just a brief update to inform you that I will be writing a little more regularly than has been the case in the past two months because of what turned out to be an abbreviated return to college teaching. 

Yes, I ran afoul of the thought police and the "nice" police and the "spin control" police.

Although I am not going to write about this for the moment until receiving formal notification of what is a fait accompli as my name has been flushed down the institution's Orwellian "memory hole," suffice it to say that everything that is wrong about higher non-education, including demands for complete adherence to institutional narratives under the aegis of "professional responsiblity," is even more pronounced now than at any time in the past. Secular institutions have become true "churches" that demand complete adherence to garbage "mission statements" as complete freedom is given to promote evil in the name of "diversity" while demands for "neutrality" are made of those who oppose the public promotion and glorification of that which caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross and that caused those Swords of Sorrow to be plunged through and through the Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother, namely, sin. Those who are not willing to play the role of Pontius Pilate by remaining "neutral" about matters of Faith and Morals must be shown the door.

Look, I knew the difficulties that I might encounter going back into the classroom. However, I am glad that I did so as I met some fine young students who will remain in my prayers even though I am no longer their professor. What matters is not one's physical presence in the lives of others but the prayers and sacrifices that are offered in their behalves as all is given freely and with joy to the the Throne of the Most Blessed Trinity through the Sorrowful and Imamculate Heart of Mary.

Viva Cristo Rey!

Viva La Virgen de Guadalupe!

The next article on this site should appear later today or tomorrow. Although I was totally consumed with grading midterm examinations for one set of classes last week before giving and grading final examinations in a class that ended six days ago now, I did pay attention to the madness of the now-concluded "synod," and I am glad that I was unable to write about it on a daily basis as the outcome was so predictable. Indeed, even what was thoght to be a "victory" by the "conservative" "bishops" turns out to be no "victory" at all, not that it was in the first place, of course. Trying to "save" doctrine in the counterfeit church of conciliarism is somewhat akin to seeking to "save" "doctrine," such as it is, in the Anglican sect. There is no saving a false religion, and conciliarism is just that, a false religion.

Well, that is all until the next article, which, as always, will focus on the larger picture rather than the minutiae of the daily news. Heresy is heresy, and the "Second" Vatican Council put the Sacred Deposit of Faith on the "table" for "debate," simply paving the way for what culminated in Rome three days ago now with the "beatification" of Paolo Sicko.

Gee, maybe this is a short commentary in and of itself?

Nah, I will develop this more later today.

Thanks for your patience, well, thanks to the small numbers of those who still check this site now and again for your patience, that is.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Choosing To Ignore Pope Leo XIII and Pope Saint Pius X

The complete and utter absurdity of the papally-condemned and schismatic "resist while recognize" approach to the apostasies, betrayals and sacrileges that have flowed forth with so each from the portals of the counterfeit church of conciliarism is such that the main "gatekeepers" of this approach are as "shocked" as was Captain Louis Renault, played by Claude Rains in Casablanca, as they contemplate Jorge Mario Bergoglio's "extraordinary synod of bishops" even though

Our Lady Does Not Act On Her Own

Although it is my hope to have that original article on Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his fiends inside the walls of the Occupied Vatican on the West Bank of the Tiber River, my first priority continues to be my other work, which has involved nearly thirty hours of recording lectures, the actual teaching of classes and the time necessary to drive to teach them, the composing, administration and grading of examinations and the writing of what is turning out to be a miniature textbook which, in essence, provide my students with the lectures in written form. Obviously, this does not mean very much to most of them, who are used to being indemnified for their unwillingness to work. However, it is what I know I need to do to help to save my own soul, and the time required to do this work makes it impossible to keep up with the work of this site as I have done in the past. This having been noted, though, I hope to have that next original article on this site for tomorrow.

In the meantime, here is a reflection on the anniversary of the ninety-seventh and final apparition of Our Lady in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal, as the Miracle of the Sun occurred and she, clothed in the garment of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, proclaimed herself to be Our Lady of the Rosary. We need to heed Our Lady's Fatima Message as it is nothing other than Heaven's own Peace Plan.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Saint Edward the Confessor, pray for us.

Theotokos

Today is the Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Council of Ephesus (431 A.D.) declared Our Lady to be the Mother of God. This is a doctrine that that the devil particularly hates, which is why he has raised up all manner of Protestant sects to attack it with a fury, which we why we must defend the doctrine of the Divine Maternity of Our Lady with all of the graces that she sees fit to send us through her loving hands as the Mediatrix of All Graces.

As Father Benedict Baur, O.S.B., explained in The Light of the World, Volume II:

"Fifteen hundred years have passed since Nestorius, a Patriarch of Constantinople, launched the heresy which taught that the person of Christ was different from the person of the Son of God. Nestorius asserted that Mary did not conceive nor bring forth the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, but only the man Christ. According to his teaching she was not the Mother of God, not a God-bearer, but only the mother of a mere man, in whom God dwelt only as in a temple. A few years later after the beginning of the Nestorian heresy, a council was assembled at Ephesus (431 A.D.), which proclaimed that Mary had given birth to Jesus, who was, at one and the same time, God and man, having two natures but one person. God does not live in Him merely as in a temple, but the man Jesus is at the same time God. Mary is mother, not only of the humanity of Christ, but of the Son of God also. She is the Mother of God. The people of Ephesus awaited the decision of the council hall were opened and the decision was made known, the people greeted the Fathers with great rejoicing and accompanied them to their dwellings with flaming torches, crying out: 'Mary is the bearer of God; Mary is the Mother of God.' Today, fifteen hundred years later, we make the same joyful confession.

"Mary is the mother of Jesus, the Son of God. The Gospel recounts an incident of His childhood during which He first refers to His divine origin. When Jesus was twelve years old, Joseph and Mary went to Jerusalem to offer sacrifice. 'When they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and His parents knew it not.' They believed Him to be in the company of relatives. But they were mistaken. After a long and anxious search they found Him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors of the law. 'And His mother said to Him: Son, why hast Thou done to so us? Behold Thy father and I have sought Thee sorrowing.' This rebuke shows the concern of a mother who has borne suffering with love. But Jesus meekly answers: 'Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?' He refers to His Heavenly Father, for He is Son of God. He was conceived, not by the power of man, but by the power of God (Offertory). When the angel had first brought the message to Mary, she had answered: Behold the handmaid of Lord; be it done unto me according to thy word" (Luke 1: 38). And at her word, the only-begotten Son of God was made flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mother. We pray tribute to this mystery at the Communion, when we confess, 'Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, which bore the Son of the eternal Father.' Blessed art thou, O holy Mother of God, who wert united to the Son of God in a most intimate union when thou didst bear Him in thy womb.

"Mary provided the body for the Son of God, and he in return Christ filled the soul of Mary with the fullness of His spirit. Mary became wholly absorbed in Him and became like Him. She became united to Him in a most intimate union. 'Alleluia, alleluia. Virgin Mother of God, He whom the whole world cannot contain, enclosed Himself in thy womb, being made man, Alleluia.' 'Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.'

" 'As the vine, I have brought forth a pleasant odor, and my flowers are the fruit of honor and riches' (Epistle). The blossoms on this vine are the precious virtues of faith and humility which the Virgin exhibited when she received the message of the angel. She was resolute in her attachment to her virginity: "I know not man" (Luke 1: 34). Yet she is obedient to the will of God and speaks her fiat: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy word" (Luke 1: 38). "My flowers are the fruit of honor and riches," Christ the Lord. "There shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse," Mary, who is sprung from the house of David; "and a flower shall rise up out of his root," Christ, the Son of Mary (Gradual). Humanity and divinity are united in this one person. 'Come over to me, all yet that desire me, and be filled with my fruits' (Epistle). Mary does not keep her child for herself; she bequeaths Him to us when He is born at Bethlehem, when He is offered in the Temple, and when He offers Himself up on the cross. She gives Him to us again daily in Holy Communion. Mary has borne Christ for us. Together with her Divine Son, she has given us salvation and an abundance of grace. She stands even today at the throne of God as our advocate and or all-powerful intercessor, armed with irresistible intercessory power, the mother of all those who are in the state of sanctifying grace.

"We renew our faith in the mystery of Mary's divine motherhood. 'Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.' God is thy child, having taken His humanity from thy flesh.

" 'Come over to me . . . and be filled with my fruits,' for it is Christ Jesus whom I give you. He was first given to us when we were reborn through baptism: He is given to us today at Mass and Holy Communion: 'Hath He not also with Him given us all things?' (Rom. 8: 32.) Since Mary has given us all things through Christ, we today express our gratitude to her." (Father Benedict Baur, O.S.B., The Light of the World, Volume II, B. Herder Book Company, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1954, pp. 440-442.)

As my other work, which probably will not last very long, is all-consuming right now and will remain so for another ten days or so, I have been unable to write about Jorge's having said "God does not exist." Others, including Novus Ordo Watch Wire and Call Me Jorge, have done so. I will try to have something for you by tomorrow, however. My responsibilities at present are what they are, and they require my principal attention at this time. Thank you.

A blessed Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all!

Jorge Builds A Coalition In Support of Evil

One of the many ways in which the anti-Incarnational heresies of Modernity and the counterfeit church of conciliarism's thoroughly Modernist "reconciliation" with those principles has assaulted the sensus Catholicus of almost all Catholics worldwide, including a large percentage of those who rejected the nonexistent “legitimacy” of that false church’s spiritual robber barons, is to label a priest or a presbyter as “pro-life” or “pro-family.” It should go without saying

The Gates of Our Very Souls

We must never tire of reminding our fellow Catholics that Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary is, after the perfect prayer, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the most powerful prayer we have to make reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world as we seek the conversion of all men to the true Faith, the Catholic Faith, before they die and to fight the heresies of Modernity in the world and Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. We must promote the Rosary and pray it with fervor and devotion. Our Lady implored us at Fatima to pray the Rosary daily. How can we refuse her?

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Mark I, pray for us.

Saints Sergius, Bacchus, Marcellus, and Apuleius, pray for us.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio: An Apostate Whose Blasphemy Knows No Bounds

As will continue to be the case for another few weeks before the other work that occupies my time becomes a bit more manageable than it has been for the past six weeks, the time available to write detailed commentaries for this site is limited to nonexistent. I regret that this is the case.

From Riches to Lady Poverty to Eternal Treasures

Today is the Feast of the Seraphic Saint, Saint Francis of Assisi, who was born as Giovanni di Bernardone in 1182 (some say 1181). This article is a poor way to pay tribute to the follower of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who gave up earthly riches to embrace Lady Poverty, earning himself eternal riches in the process, eternal riches that helped to save the Church Militant on earth from falling down at a time of great clerical corruption. It is my hope, however, that this poor tribute to Saint Francis, a saint of profound Eucharistic piety and deep, tender devotion to the Mother of God who rejoiced in the midst of trials and sufferings and insults and even the rejection of his own father and brother, will provide some food for meditation about the glorious life of this joyful saint of prayer and penance. Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us! A blessed feast day to our friends to all Franciscans, including those of the Third Order.

An article about some of Jorge's latest unspeakable offenses against truth will be posted by tomorrow morning, Sunday, October 5, 2014, the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Placidus. I hope also to have another article published by Monday, October 6, 2014, the Feast of Saint Bruno. All in the "spare time," of course!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

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