Our Prayers and Our Aspirations Must Ascend to Heaven Every Day

As the geniuses who run Verizon Wireless would have it, I am going to be without internet service for a little over a week as I have to return the Verizon Wi-Fi "Jetpack" that connects our devices in rural Texas with the outside world because it is a fire hazard. The battery gets hot and expands. I was told two years ago when I noticed the problem that this was my fault. Recently, though, Verizon has come to admit that there is a problem with the unit and is replacing everyone's device. 
Unfortunately, however, I have to send the device in BEFORE I can be sent its replacement, and  this means being without internet service until I get the new device.


I will still be able to communicate via writing on the phone. New articles, though, are out the window until next week, which is why I am going to repost my reflection on Ascenscion Thursday now as I must go to a UPS store some distance from where we live to return the defective unit. 
Ah, the joys of modern technology.

Penance is better than ever in 2021.

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's forty days' of teaching the Apostles after his glorious Resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday culminated this very day, Ascension Thursday, as He instructed the Eleven as follows before going up into Heaven from Mount Olivet at whose foot He had suffered His Agony in the Garden six weeks before as Saints Peter, James and John slumbered:

"And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And seeing him they adored: but some doubted. And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world." (Matthew 28: 16-20.)

'There is no "expiration" date on this command. Indeed, the commentary in the Bishop Richard Challoner version of the Douay-Rheims Bible explains that the command is in force until Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ comes in glory on the Last Day to judge the living and the dead and that His Church could never go astray, meaning, of course, that it is impossible for the Catholic Church to give any impression at all that God is pleased with false religions such as Mohammedanism and Talmudic Judaism, which is what the conciliar "popes" have done consistently in the past fifty-nine years, having reached the point of complete absurdity now under Jorge Mario Bergoglio:

18 "All power"... See here the warrant and commission of the apostles and their successors, the bishops and pastors of Christ's church. He received from his Father all power in heaven and in earth: and in virtue of this power, he sends them (even as his Father sent him, St. John 20. 21) to teach and disciple, not one, but all nations; and instruct them in all truths: and that he may assist them effectually in the execution of this commission, he promises to be with them, not for three or four hundred years only, but all days, even to the consummation of the world. How then could the Catholic Church ever go astray; having always with her pastors, as is here promised, Christ himself, who is the way, the truth, and the life. St. John 14."

The Catholic Church can never go astray. She is infallible. She does not give us any "new ecclesiology" or "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity" to deconstruct the meaning of dogmatic truth, thus attacking the essence of the nature of God Himself, or false ecumenism. Her pastors do not esteem the symbols and values and places of false religions and they do not engage in "inter-religious" "prayer" services. Her pastors do not teach that false religions have a "right" from God to propagate their false beliefs publicly and they do not praise those false beliefs for being "able" to "contribute" to the building of a "better" world. Pastors of the Catholic Church insist always and at all times that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order with no equivocation, uncertainty, ambiguity or obscurity of any kind. As Pope Pius XI noted in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928, there is need to "strain" to "find" Catholicism in the pronouncements made by Holy Mother Church:

"For the teaching authority of the Church, which in the divine wisdom was constituted on earth in order that revealed doctrines might remain intact for ever, and that they might be brought with ease and security to the knowledge of men, and which is daily exercised through the Roman Pontiff and the Bishops who are in communion with him, has also the office of defining, when it sees fit, any truth with solemn rites and decrees, whenever this is necessary either to oppose the errors or the attacks of heretics, or more clearly and in greater detail to stamp the minds of the faithful with the articles of sacred doctrine which have been explained. " (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)

How has the integrity of the doctrine of the First Commandment been stamped on "minds of the faithful" by the words and deeds of the conciliar "popes"?

Christ the King has taken His throne in Heaven. We must ascend with Him in our thoughts and prayers at all times as we refuse to have our minds and hearts poisoned by the words and the deeds of the false shepherds of the counterfeit church of conciliarism who dare to blaspheme God so regularly and so openly and/or who refuse to open their mouths in defense of the honor and majesty and glory of God when He is so blasphemed and offended.

As the angel made clear to the Eleven as they looked into the sky as Our Lord disappeared from their sight on this day, there is work for us to do:

"They therefore who were come together, asked him, saying: Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? But he said to them: It is not for you to know the times or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power: But you shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they were beholding him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in white garments. " Who also said: Ye men of Galilee, why stand you looking up to heaven? This Jesus who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, as you have seen him going into heaven. Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is nigh Jerusalem, within a sabbath day's journey. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Jude the brother of James. All these were persevering with one mind in prayer with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren." (Acts 1: 6-14.)

Yes, we can't stand around all day long looking into the sky. There is work for us to do before Our Lord comes for us at the moment of our own Particular Judgments, which can come at any hour and on any day, and at the end of the world to judge the living and the dead. 

The work that we have to do is to sanctify and to save our immortal souls as members of the Catholic Church, work that requires us to be attentive to the graces that were won for us on the wood of the Holy Cross by the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood and the flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces. And to cooperate with the graces that Our Lady sends we must be fortified in prayer, which is one of the reasons that we must keep most assiduously the first Novena in the history of the Church, the Novena to God the Holy Ghost. Our Lady was separated from her Divine Son when He Ascended to Heaven. She was united to Him, however, by means of her reception of His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in Holy Communion. She was united to the Apostles and the others who prayed in the same Upper Room where He had instituted the Holy Priesthood and the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. She is united to us. She is our Blessed Mother. We need to ask her for all the graces that we need to save and to sanctify our souls as we eschew worldliness, which is the theme of today's substantially revised article, and as we refuse to participate in the fraud of a false religion, conciliarism, that is replete with daily outrages given to her Divine Son, starting with the outrage that is the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service, and as we make much reparation for our sins and those of the whole world as the consecrated slaves of her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

A blessed Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ to you all on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

The Holy Apostles, pray for us.

No Black and White in "Catholic Universities," Only Different Shades of Lavender

The new president of my baccalaureate alma mater, Saint John’s University, Jamaica, Queens, New York, “Father” Brian Shanley, O.P., is determined to paint the university from which I received my Bachelor of Arts degree on January 31, 1973, and at which taught on an adjunct basis off and on between 1982 and 1991, with a full coat of lavender paint. Saint John’s University has gone from having its athletic teams named “Redmen” to “Red Storm,” and its open embrace of apostasy in the past fifty-four years since the end of its infamous one-year faculty strike that resulted in the university’s then president, Father Joseph Cahill, C.M., losing his ability to control the hiring process so as to assure the doctrinal fidelity of the university’s faculty, to full blown support for perversity.

Perhaps the new nickname for the athletic teams at Saint John’s University should be “Lavenderpeopleinsearchofdestroyingalloppositiontosodomy.”

May God have mercy on us all.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Antoninus, O.P., pray for us.

On the Feast of the Apparition of Saint Michael the Archangel on Mount Gargano

Each of us fights a daily battle against the forces of the world, the flesh, and the devil. Saint Paul noted this in his Epistle to the Ephesians:

Revised and Expanded: Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part twelve--THE END

As this commentary has undergone some revisions and expansions since its publication on April 25, 2021, I am republishing in its final form separately. A volunteer found several typographical errors that had to be corrected. Additionally, I added more information and provided several very useful links, among which are the following: Medical Science  Under Dictatorship and The Nuremburg Doctors' Trial and Modern Medicine's Panic Promotion of the FDA (EEUA) Covid-19 Vaccines. One who has read this commentary can go directly to these links to find a very accurate description of what is facing us today on the natural level. (The original article has been revised and expanded with the material provided herein. However, I wanted to make a distinction of postings for the sake of those who have not accessed the article thus far and/or for the sake of those who want to re-read it.)

To be clear, as noted in the body of this commentary, there is a virus, which, as more and more evidence documents what was reported in Christian Order in February of last year and then reprinted in part two of this series thirteen months ago, namely, that the CCP/Wuhan/China/Chinese/Covid-19/Coronavirus originated as part of a “gain of function” research funded, at least in part, by Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in Wuhan, China. The Red Chinese were developing a biological weapon, and the virus escaped from the biosafety laboratory in Wuhan before it had been fully weaponized. Still and all, however, those who are pre-existing conditions (co-morbidities) or who do not seek sound and truly competent medical treatment once symptoms occur are at risk of dying. Even with that, though, only 0.15% of those infected have died.

The fear engendered by the plandemic has been such that there are millions of lemmings who will wear the stupid face masks for the rest of their lives and who will obey the medical “experts.” The virus and the reaction to it is a chastisement for our sins, which is why we had better remember that sin is more deadly than any virus, including the coronavirus.

This revised and expanded commentary is the last that I will write on this matter as there is no further need to repeat and reiterate documented facts nor to provide any more supernatural perspective than I have attempted to provide in this series.

The next original article is being written and is nearing completion. However, I believe that it is more prudent to finish it tomorrow, the Feast of the Apparition of Saint Michael the Archangel, Saturday, May 8, 2021, than to stay up late again as there have been many things in the past week or so that have required me to keep very long hours. Thank you for your understanding.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us and protect us.

Saint Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr, pray for us.

Revised and Expanded: Pope Saint Pius V: Rigid Foe of Heresy and All False Religions

This is a revised and expanded reflection in honor of the saint whose feast is celebrated today, May 5, 2021, Pope Saint Pius X.

A new article should appear by tomorrow, the Feast of Saint John at the Latin Gate.

Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius V, pray for us.

Ave Crux, Spes Unica

Although I thought I had pressed the “move to the top of the page” button for my reflection on Saint Peter of Verona four days ago, I only discovered this afternoon, Monday, May 3, 2021, the Feast of the Finding Holy Cross, and the Commemoration of Pope Saint Alexander and of Saints Juvenal, Eventius, and Theodulus, that I had not done so, rectifying that oversight as soon as I discovered it.

Events in the miniature horse world (and my own duties for care for the entirety of the farm while the youngest member of our family won many first-place ribbons for the performance one of her miniature horses in various categories of competition) made me a full-time farmer during most of the past week. From early in the morning until Midnight, therefore, I was at work managing the home and the farm during my family’s absence. I was unable to write anything new, although I think that my last original article, which keeps being revised with additional links and by making various corrections, should have kept some of the readers of this site busy for a while.

This is a brief reflection of the Finding of the Holy Cross by Saint Helena.

We must be ever aware of the fact that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ will bestow all manner of crosses upon us each day. It is essential for us to ask Our Lady to send us the graces we need to lift high the cross and to remember that no matter the size of the cross nor the length of time we are called to bear it, life is short, eternity is forever. Redemptive suffering is the path to our sanctification and salvation.

Ave Crux, Spes Unica!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Alexander and Saints Juvenal, Eventius, and Theodulus, pray for us.

Saint Monica, pray for us.

Saint Peter of Verona, The Dominican Protomartyr: In His Own Blood

Although late in the day, today is still the feast of the protomartyr of the Order of Preachers, Saint Peter of Verona, who is known more commonly as Saint Peter Martyr. Time has been spent to revise this brief reflection of the life and holy martyrdom of this great Dominican, who hated error in his childhood as a result of being brought up by parents who were Manicheans. Saint Peter Martyr loved the Holy Faith, and it was this love that prompted him to accept his martyrdom with serenity as he wrote "Credo in Unum Deum" in his very own blood as he fell to the ground after a heretic had stabbed him.

Some more information about the origins of the CCP/Wuhan/China/Chinese/Covid-19/Coronavirus has been added to Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part twelve.

The request for non-tax-deductible financial gifts remains is also hereby renewed. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. 

Saint Peter Martyr, pray for us.

Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part twelve

[Update on Tuesday, April  27, 2021, the Feast of Saint Peter Canisius within the Octave of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph: Several typographical errors were corrected late on Monday, April 26, 2021, the Feast of Pope Saints Cletus and Marcellinus and, in some places, the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel. Also, a new section that makes needed qualifications and distinctions has been added before the section about the Feast of Saint Mark. Thank you. Thanks also for considering the continued request for non-tax-deductible financial gifts.]

Much work has gone into the writing of what I hope will be the end of my “Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus” series.

The effort was expended in order to provide the readers of this site—and those to whom readers may want to send the article—hard facts to demonstrate the extent of the plandemicists’ lies and their efforts to force people into receiving “vaccinations” that are making thousands of people ill and kill hundreds upon hundreds more.

Perhaps the best empirical measure of the extent of the adverse reactions, including death, caused by the “vaccinations,” each of which is replete with all manner of poisons, is found on the Center for Disease Control’s own Vaccine Adverse Effects website. Four different reports, published on The Defender page of the Children’s Health Defense organization, published on March 5, March 11, April 16, and April 23, 2021, have been included to show the increase in the numbers of injuries and deaths caused by the vaccines.

The commentary contains the following parts and a conclusion that reminds readers to view this plandemic and everything about it through the supernatural eyes of the Holy Faith and to refuse to live in fear of any kind:

I. Face-to-Face with A Dictatorship by the “Experts”

II. The Propaganda Campaign to Deny the Nature and Extent of the Injuries Caused at Warp Speed by the Vaccines

III. Vaccine “Safety”

IV. Red China: Remaining at the Heart of the Entire Plandemic

V. The American Statists and Their Death-Dealing Policies

VI. From Lockdowns to Vaccine Passports

VII. A Few Distinctions and Qualifications

VIII. On the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist

IX. Concluding Thoughts

There are also three appendices at the conclusion of the text and a request for non-tax-deductible financial gifts for those willing and able to provide them at this time.

Finally, I ask you prayers for the repose of the soul of a truly valiant Mrs. Doria Frank, who was one of the most spirited fighters for the Catholic Faith I have ever known. Mrs. Frank died in West Islip, Long Island, New York, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the age of seventy-two, after a nearly two-year battle with brain cancer, a battle she fought with her fiber of her Catholic being as she told every doctor, nurse and medical technician with whom she interacted these past two years that she was offering up her sufferings for the honor and glory of God and in reparation for her own sins and those of others. Along with her husband of forty-seven years, Mr. William Frank, who took care of her every need as his Catholic employers gave him all the time he needed to so, Mrs. Frank sang “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” when she left the hospital after one of her initial treatments in 2019.

I have known Bill and Doria Frank since 1991. Their two thoroughly Catholic daughters, Olivia, who is married with seven children of her own, and Catherine, were part of the homeschooling consortium in which I taught in the 1990s. Each of the Franks have fought hard for the Faith, including the battle for pro-life absolutism in opposition to incrementalism on Long Island in 1998, about which I reported at length in The Wanderer.

We were very happy to see the Franks twice in 2019 during our two (and probably, given the current circumstances, the last) visits to Long Island that year.

A Requiem Mass for her immortal soul will be offered at Saint Michael the Archangel Church in Farmingville, Long Island, New York, tomorrow, Monday, April 26, 2021, the Feast of Pope Saints Cletus and Marcellinus within the Octave of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph (and, in some places, the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel).

Please join us in praying for the repose of the soul of our dear friend and exemplary Catholic wife and mother, who was a pioneering homeschooling Catholic on Long Island in the 1980s, Mrs. Doria Frank, as well as praying for the consolation of her devoted husband, William, her two daughters, Oliva (and her husband Joseph Reitzel) and Catherine, seven grandchildren, two brothers, John and Joseph DePaola, and countless other friends, relatives, and fellow Catholics who were always inspired by her great joy for the Holy Faith and entertained by her acerbic, sardonic New York sense of humor.

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

Given the length of this current commentary, there will not be another original article on this site for a week or so. Republished articles will be published on Thursday and Friday. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Mark, pray for us.

Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen: "I Came to Extirpate Heresy, Not to Embrace It"

I am offering a republished reflection on the life and martyrdom of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, O.F.M., Cap., the Protomartyr of the Capuchin Franciscans and the patron saint of the Society for the Propagation f the faith, today, Saturday, April 24, 2021.

Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, O.F.M., Cap. opposed false ecumenism with his very life. Unlike the conciliar "popes" and their "episcopal" henchmen, Saint Fidelis came to "extirpate heresy, not to embrace it."

Work on part twelve of  "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus" series is proceeding in a very methodical manner. I need another two full days of writing before I can post it, and it is thus my current expectation to have it published by Monday, April 26, 2021, the Feast of Popes Cletus and Marcellinus (and, in some places, the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel).  

Killers in white coats abound in the world today. This stands to reason as we live in a world formed by the lies of Martin Luther and the scions of Judeo-Masonry, and the whole fabric of the ecclesiology and pastoral practice of the counterfeit church of conciliarism is based upon an “official reconciliation” with those lies. God will visit a major chastisement upon the “civilized” world for its warfare against truth, which is nothing other than a warfare against Him and His Divine Revelation.

May God have mercy on us all.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, pray for us.

Revised and Expanded: Why Live in Fear With Saint Joseph So Near?

Today is the Solemnity of Saint Joseph in Paschaltide, a feast that originated under the title of “The Patronage of Saint Joseph” in 1847 by Pope Pius IX before being given its current name in 1911 and then repositioned two years later on the Wednesday following the Second Sunday after Easter by Pope Saint Pius X. This reflection is by way of an annual reminder, slightly revised, to trust in Saint Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church and the Protector of the Faithful, in these times of persecution by the forces of Antichrist in the world and in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. 

Work continues on "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavius," part twelve, which will take another three to four full days of writing before it is completed, and please scrol below for yesterday's original commentary.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church and Protector of the Faithful, pray for us.

Saint Anselm, pray for us.


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