Saint Jerome: Putting Love of God Above All Else

This republished article is a brief reflection on Saint Jerome, the great great Dalmatian who put the love of God above all else. Consider just one quotation from the work of this prolific writer and translator of the Bible into the Latin Vulgate:

"It is a smaller sin to follow evil which you think is good, than not to venture to defend what you know for certain is good. If we cannot endure threats, injustice, poverty, how shall we overcome the flames of Babylon? Let us not lose by hollow peace what we have preserved by war. I should be sorry to allow my fears to teach me faithlessness, when Christ has put the true faith in the power of my choice." (Saint Jerome, Prologue to the Treatise Against the Pelagians.)

How many traditionally-minded Catholics who are as of yet attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism who know for certain that it is not good to praise false religions or to enter places of false worship or to treat the "clergy" of false religions as having a mission from the true God of Divine Revelation to serve and save souls refuse to do what is good, that is, to defend the honor and glory and majesty God and His Sacred Deposit Faith in order to indemnify the author of Summorum Pontificum, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, whose successor, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, has laid bare for all the world to see that he is "worried" by those who "want to return to the past"?

We must always defend what we know to be true as servants of the greater honor and glory of God. Saint Jerome did. What's our excuse?

Finally, I ask for your prayers for my dear wife, Sharon, who turns fbut a mere fifty-three yearrs of age today. Thank you.

There might be an original commentary published tomorrow. The past week has been filled with family duties, which take precedence over all else.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Jerome, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, Defend Us In Battle, Now and Always

Although nearly midnight, this republished reflection is still being posted on the Feast of the Dedication of the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel.

We need Saint Michael's intercession more now than ever before. We need his help in our own daily battles with the forces of the world, the flesh, and the devil. And, of course, we need his help with to remain faithful to the true Faith without making any concessions at all to conciliarism or its false officials who blaspheme God so regularly, so boldly, so repeatedly and with a chorus of bobble heads making excuses for them in their sins against the First and Second Commandments.

Our Lady, Queen of the Angels, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us and keep us!

Saint Wenceslaus: A King Prostrate Before THE King, Christ the King

oday is the feast of the great Saint Wenceslaus, King of Bohemia, who was murdered by his own brother, who hated the fact that that he, King Wenceslaus, was everything that he, Boleslaus, hated, namely, pious and devoted, a servant of Christ the King, a just ruler who ruled to advance the common temporal good in light of man's Last End. Boleslaus hated the fact that his brother, our dear saint, loved the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and baked the Eucharistic bread with his own hands. This should give us pause for reflection in our own circumstances today when so many of our own relatives and one-time friends and acquaintances might hate us simply for being Catholic, no less Catholics who try, despite our sins and failings, to adhere to everything taught by Holy Mother Church from time immemorial. Saint Wenceslaus was a king who was prostrate before THE King, Christ the King, in life who adores him in Heaven face to face.

I will have commentary on the farce that took place on Monday, September 26, 2016, the Feast of North America Martyrs, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Isalnd, New York, in a few days. Other matters are keeping me from doing anything other than providing slightly revised versions of my devotional reflections. Be patient. I will have a commentary. Oh, quite by the way, I refused to watch or to listen to the debate. I have decided that I no longer need to see naturalists vying with each other as to see whose brand of naturalism is better. Each form of naturalism is evil. Period.

It is Christ or chaos, good readers. Don't ever forget that as behold the chaos at the present time.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Wenceslaus, pray for us.

We Must Do No Less Than The North American Martyrs

Today, Monday, September 26, 2016, is the Feast of the North American Martyrs, the eight Jesuits who gave up their lives for the Holy Faith in what are now parts of Canada and upstate New York between 1642 and 1649, and the Commemoration of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian.

This brief reflection speaks volumes about the contrast between the life and martyrdom of the eight men killed between 1642 and 1649 and the conciliar "saints," including Mother Teresa of Calcutta, whose "canonization" twenty-two days ago is the subject of an originally article published late last night (scroll below for the link).

Each of the North American Martyr (Isaac Jogues, Rene Goupil, Jean Lalande, Gabriel Lalemant, Noel Chabanel, Anthony Daniel, Charles Garnier, and John de Brebeuf) shed their blood to Catholicize the upper reaches of North America. They were not interested in "inculturating" the Catholic liturgy with the pagan superstitions and barbaric practices of the Iroquois. They were concerned only about attempting to convert the heathens to the true Faith and to plant the seeds for the conversion of the land in which their noble missionary work had taken them. Can we do any less than they? We must seek to "keep it Catholic" at all times as we seek to plant the seeds for the conversion of this nation to become the Catholic States of America.

Our Lady of the North American Martyrs, pray for us.

Saint Isaac Jogues and Companions, pray for us!

Saints Cyprian and Justina, pray for us.

Incompatible With True Sanctity

Things move at a snail's pace on this site these days as a result of problems beyond my control. The latest of these problems involved getting our minivan repaired again, something that required me to make multiple trips to auto parts stores to get what a mechanic friend of ours needed. Penance is better than ever in 2016.

Although it took me three weeks to get around the subject, this commentary concerns the supposed "canonization" of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the latest entry into the conciliar pantheon of idols.

A republished article on the North American Martyrs, whose feast we celebrate today here in the United States of America, will follow shortly.

Our Lady of the North American Martyrs, pray for us.

Saints Cyprian and Justina, pray for us.

"Civilized" Monsters

Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro and Jorge Mario Bergoglio live in protective bubbles that prevent anything from bursting the protective bubbles in which they can content themselves with their inter-related falsehoods.

This is but a brief effort to provide a bit of Catholic perspective on these bubbles to those believe that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Thomas of Villanova, pray for us.

Saint Matthew the Apostle: From Caesar's Collector of Tribute To God's Collector of Souls

Today is the Feast of Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist. Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ called Levi from his duties as a collector of tribute for Caesar to follow Him. Levi quit his position as a tax collector to become a collector of souls for God and His true Church.

Saint Matthew wrote His Gospel to convince his fellow Jews to accept Our Lord as the Divine Redeemer and to convert to the true Faith, Catholicism. This is quite a contrast with the work of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who esteems Talmudic Judaism as an instrument of "justice" although it denies the Sacred Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ and wages warfare upon those who seek to restore the Social Reign of Christ the King, to say nothing of the fact that many of its rabbis,including his pal Abraham Skorka, support abortion and perversity under cover of the civil law. Quite a difference. It's the difference between fidelity and apostasy, between Catholicism and conciliarism.

Today is also Ember Wednesday in September, a day of fast for all Catholics between the ages of twenty-one and sixty and a day of partial abstinence from meat for all Catholics seven years of age and older. Let us make good use of these Ember Days to restore rigor and vigor to our interior lives as we seek to make reparation for our sins by gladly accepting whatever crosses are sent our way in order whatever merit we might earn by do doing to the Throne of the Blessed Trinity as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The next original article is in the process of being written. It will comment on the way in which the "civilized" monsters of Modernity and Modernism continue to live in a fantasy world of their making in order to "save the planet" as the slaughter of innocents at all stages of life reaches new depths of monstrous depravity. Yes, both Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Barack Hussein Obama will be mentioned as they were quite busy on the Feast of Saint Eustachius and his Companions yesterday.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Saint Matthew the Apostle, pray for us.

Openly Admitting What Has Been The Case From The Beginning

Amoris Laetitia has done the cause of truth a tremendous service by forcing at least some of those who have not thus far seen with clarity that the countefeit church of conciliarism is not the Catholic Church and that its agents of Antrichrist have waged a relentless war on the nature of dogmatic truth ever since the "election" of Angelo Roncalli as "Pope John XXIII" on October 28, 1958, the Feast of Saints Simon and Jude to see at least one admit that a conciliar "pope" has formally embraced heresy.

Alas, although Bergoglio has made matters clearer than before, the adversary has been using his agents in the counterfeit church of conciliar to so condition Catholics to accept heresy, blasphemy, sacrilege and apostasy on an incremental basis that most of those attached to the structures of this false religious sect in the mistaken belief that it is the Catholic Church will simply shrug their shoulders as have most Anglicans when their "bishops" have endorsed some outrageous practice or proposition.

We need to pray for the restoration of a true pope on the Throne of Saint Peter!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Januarius, pray for us.

On the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in September

Today is the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in September.

We are called to meditate on the Seven Dolors of Our Lady every day of our lives. While there are many good meditations on the sufferings of Our Lady, including those provided by the revelations of Anne Katherine Emmerich and the Venerable Mary of Agreda, the late Father Frederick Faber has given us much food for inspirational meditation in his The Foot of the Cross, published originally as The Dolors of Mary in 1857.

Consider this brief excerpt from Father Faber's reflections:

"But let us make the world stand still, and see how it looks. If our common love for God, which is so poor, is irritated by the sight, what must Mary have suffered? For what is irritation to our weakness to her would be the most deep and transcending sorrow. God comes to His creation. It does not stir. It cannot. It lies in the hollow beneath Him, and has no escape. He comes in the beauty of a mercy, which is almost incredible, because it is so beautiful. But seemingly it does not attract the world. He draws nigh. Creation must do something now. It freezes itself up before His eye. He may have other worlds, more fertile, more accessible to Him, than this. In the spiritual tropics, where the angels dwell, He may perhaps be welcome. But not here. This is the North Pole of His universe. He shed His life's blood upon it, and it would not thaw. It is unmanageable, unnavigable, uninhabitable for Him. He can do nothing at all with it, but let His sun make resplendent colored lights in the icebergs, or bid the moon shine with a wanner loveliness than elsewhere, or fill the long-night sky with the streamers of the Aurora, which even the Esquimaux, burrowing in his hut, will not go out to see. The only difference is that the material pole understands its business. which is to make ice in all imaginable shapes; whereas we men are so used to our own coldness, that we do not know how cold we are, and imagine ourselves to be the temperate zone of God's creation."

Our sins helped to thrust those Seven Swords of Sorrow through and through Our Lady's Immaculate Heart at various points during her life, including during her Divine Son's Passion and Death. We must resolve never to grieve her Immaculate Heart again as consider our joy and our privilege to live penitentially as the consecrated slaves to her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the same Immaculate Heart. (Father Frederick Faber, The Foot of the Cross, the Dolors of Mary.)

We can help to make reparation for our sins that have grieved the Immaculate Heart of Mary if we pray more and more Rosaries each day, if we help to propagate devotion to her Seven Dolors. Indeed, Our Lady promises us the following graces if we promote devotion to her Seven Dolors:

1) I will grant peace to their families

2) They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries.

3) I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.

4) I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.

5) I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.

6) I will visibly help them at the moment of their death, they will see the face of their Mother.

7. I have obtained (This Grace) from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.

As a terrible sinner, I am counting on my own promoting of devotion to the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary to help me just a little bit at the moment of my Particular Judgment. What about you?

Yes, an original article is nearing completion. I am, however, assembling these devotional articles into two volumes of books as I believe that it is only a matter of time before our government monitors shut down websites deemed to be "offensive" to those who are steeped in their sins.

Finally, please remember the soul of the late Father John Joseph Sullivan, who was my seminary professor at Holy Apostles Seminary in the 1983-1984 academic year, on this day, which would have been his one hundredth birthday had he not died in May of 2000. I will have a revised remembrance in his honor at some point in the next week after two more original articles get published.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

A blessed Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all.

By This Sign We Shall Conquer The Enemies of Our Salvation

The Saviour of the world hung on the wood of the Holy Cross: Ecce lignum Crucis, in quo salus mundit pependit (Behold the wood of the Cross, on which hung the Saviour of the world. (Adoration of the Cross, Good Friday Liturgy.)

The Cross of the Divine Redeemer was displayed prominently on street corners and in the nooks and crannies of every village in Europe during the era of Christendom. There is no "expiration date" on the Cross of the Divine Redeemer's relevance to the life of any man or of any nation. We must lift high the Cross in our own daily lives and we must plant it firmly in the soil of our nation without any apology whatsoever as Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order.

We must also remember that Our Lady stands at the foot of her Divine Son's Most Holy Cross in every true offering of Holy Mass just as she stood at the foot of the Holy Cross on Good Friday. She stands with us as we bear our own crosses in our daily lives. We must, therefore, seek the assistance of the Mother of God in lifting high her Divine Son's Holy Cross in our daily lives, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.

The cross is ever present in each of our lives, and for this we must say with Saint Francis of Assisi, Deo gratias! Penance is the path to Heaven. We do our penances by carrying our crosses with gratitude. Isn't it great to be a Catholic?

Hail, O Holy Cross! Hail!

A blessed Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross to each of you.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

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