Steeped in the Errors of Americanism and Conciliarism Through No Fault of Her Own

Although I can no longer stay up late hours on a regular basis, which is how I could produce upwards of thirty articles a month as late as seven years ago, there are times when I will do so, and it was to complete this commentary on Judge Amy Coney Barrett that I have done so presently.

This commentary, which is relatively short by my standards, reviews some of the attacks made against her and a defense of her written by John Yoo, the legal mind behind the use of waterboarding during the George Walker Bush administration, emphasizes that Judge Barrett would never place her Catholic Faith above her duty to the Constitution. Obviously, I provide some antidotes to such idiocy.

Additionally, the commentary discusses two cases on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in which Judge Amy Coney Barrett concurred with decisions that are troubling.  

A reflection on today’s Feast of the Dedication of the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel is archived at: On the Feast of the Dedication of the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel .

Finally, I am aware that there is some kind of colloquy, shall we say, that will take place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. I do not plan on watching this exchange between Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., and President Donald John Trump. However, I will review the transcripts later this week and have a commentary by Sunday, October 4, 2020, the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Francis of Assisi.

In the meantime, though, work continues on my commentary about Samaritanus Bonus and on the finalizing Volume 6 of To Live in Light of Eternity.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for, defend and keep us.

From 2013: Statism to the Naturalist Left, Statism to the Naturalist Right

Work is continuing on my analysis of Samartianus Bonus, which was issued by the Conciliar Congregation for the Destruction and Deformation of the Faith (CDF), but is being slowed by the fact that the document is so rife with contradictions that care must be taken to make the proper distinctions and pointing out those contradictions.

I am also writing an article about the reaction to President Donald John Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court of the United States of America. This commentary will focus on old anti-Catholic arguments from the “left” and the Americanist “duty to the Constitution first and then to one’s religion” shibboleth that has been exploded so many times before on this website. The commentary will also focus on the fact that Amy Coney Barrett is all to quick to concur in judicial decisions that support the general legal “foundations” for state-imposed lockdowns and mandatory vaccinations. Things are just never as rosy as the naturalists of the false opposite of the “right” would have us believe.

Anyhow, I came across an article from seven years ago during administration of Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro that has relevance to all that is happening at this time. Although I could rework the material into a new commentary, I think that it is good to repost it as published seven years ago to demonstrate that what is happening in the United States of America is just the continuation of a process of degermation that must occur in the anti-Incarnational civil state of Modernity.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Wenceslaus, pray for us.

Republished: We Must Do No Less Than the North American Martyrs

Today, Saturday, September 26, 2020, 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". 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.

A concise commentary on Bergoglio's Samaritanus Bonus is being written at this time. It will be published, however, after I send it out for vetting. Thank you for your patience. A commentary on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to replace the late, non-lamented Ruth Bader Ginsburg as an Associate Justice of the United States of America will follow later during the coming week as work continues on writing new text for Volum 6 of To Live in Light of Eternity.

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

Saint Isaac Jogues, pray for us!

Saint Rene Goupil, S,J.,  pray for us.

Saint John Lalande, S,J., pray for us.

Saint Gabriel Lalemant, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Noel Chabanel, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Charles Garnier, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Anthony Daniel, S.J.,  pray for us.

Saint John De Brebeuf, S.J., pray for us.

Saints Cyprian and Justina, pray for us.

To Fall Into the Hands of the Living God Without Having Known Him in Life

As promised, I am offering the readers, no matter how many or how few, of this website a commentary replete with a good deal of political and legal history from the recent past in the context of the life, death, and work of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died outside of the bosom of Holy Mother Church as an unrepentant supporter of and legal apologist for every moral evil imaginable.

Work continues on Volume 6 of To Live in Light of Eternity. However, I will find time in the next four to five days to write a commentary on Bergoglio's Samaritanus Bonus, parts of which are based entirely the anti-life Soros regime of "palliative care" that is discussed at length in Life, Death, and Truth: Under Attack by Medicine and Law, and, of course, to offer a brief commentary thereafer on whichever woman President Donald John Trump nominates to replace Ginsburg on the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Finally, please see  for a reflection on today's double major feast. The reflection is included in To Live in Light of Eternity, Volume 5.

Our Lady of Ransom, pray for us.

Pope Saint Linus, pray for us.

Saint Thecla, pray for us.

Republished: 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.

My review of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg's "legacy" of enshrining moral evil under the cover of the civil law is in the process of being written. Substantial progress was made yesterday, Sunday,  September 20, 2020, the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Eustace, and it is my hope to do most of the remaining writing on it that I need to complete, although I might need until Tuesday afternoon to post the article. Thank you.

 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Matthew the Apostle, pray for us.

A Few Words About Saint Eustace and His Family

This is a brief reflection on the martyrdom of Saint Eustace and Companions (his wife and two sons), a feast that is commemorated today, Sunday, September 20, 2020, the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Unlike the conciliar revolutionaries, Saint Eustace and his family refused to offer even one grain of incense to the idols and preferred death rather than to compromise on any point of their abiding Faith in Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The martyrdom of Saint Eustace should provide us with inspiration in these trying times, especially since Saint Eustace had been involuntarily separated from his wife and sons for some time prior to their joint martyrdom, which made possible their entry into Heaven together.

Finally, as I have been spending much time working on adding a few new reflections on various liturgical feasts to be included in volume six of To Live in Light of Eternity, I have not had time to write a commentary on the death of a woman who spent twenty-seven wretched years as promoter of one abject moral evil after another in her capacity as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Although I will take some time to do so today, Sunday, September 20, 2020, I think that the following excerpt from Saint Ambrose’s commentary on the Gospel passage read at Holy Mass for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost provides a brief summary of Mrs. Ginsburg’s fate upon her Particular Judgment:

But in all fairness, having thus spoken concerning widows, let us betake ourselves again among the married, and join with them in entertaining the opinion which is held by so many, that there are only three classes of men who are shut out from the great supper named in the gospel, which three classes are Heathens, Jews, and Heretics. And therefore it is that the Apostle warneth us that we "walk not as other Gentiles walk," in malice and bitterness, and uncleanness, and covetousness, and so have no entry into the kingdom of Christ, since "no unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God." Eph. iv. 17, v. 5. (As found in Matins, The Divine Office: Saint Ambrose, Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.)

Enough said until my commentary is written and posted.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Eustace and Companions, pray for us.

Take Your Pick: Plutarco Elias Bergoglio/Jorge Mario Calles

This relatively brief (at least for this site) commentary is about a little-noticed development in Mexico City that has taken place with the full "blessing" of the conciliar "archbishop" of Mexico City, Carlos "Cardinal" Aguiar Retes, that is a little foretaste of what life will be like in the United States of America if, say, a certain plagiarist and former Senator from Delaware/former Vice President of the United Staes of America and his anti-Catholic running mate take power and decide to take action against churches that "spew hatred" in the form of being opposed to the surgical execution of innocent preborn babies and sodomy. Plutarco Elias Bergoglio/Jorge Mario Calles, take your pick, will be giving "papal" cover to any and all actions taken to impede even the semblance of Catholicism in the United States of America just as his acolyte in Mexico City, Retes, is doing at this time.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

Saint Joseph Cupertino, 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 and the commemorations of the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost and of Saint Nicomedes.

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?

The next original article to be posted on this site is almost done. Indeed, it has been formatted for posting. However, although there is not much work to do on it, there is just enough to delay until late this afternoon. Another, briefer commentary should appear on Sunday. Thank you,

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 hundred fourth birthday had he not died in May of 2000.

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.

Our Lady of Dolors, pray for us.

Saint Nicomedes, pray for us.

Republished: By This Sign We Will 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.

[Today, Monday. Sepember 14, 2020, should the last day of editing Volume 6 of To Live in Light of Eternity. Work on part seven of "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus will continue thereafter.]

Republished: The Holy Name of Mary Must Be On Our Lips At All Times

[As most readers of this site probably know by now, Father Anthony Cekada died yesterday, Friday, September 11, 2020, the Feast of Saints Protus and Hyacinth. Requiem aeternam dona ei, Dómine, et lux peretua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen. Please pray for the repose of Father Cekada's immortal soul and for the consolation of his co-workers and those who knew him as their parish priest.]

Today is the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, commemorating the victory won by King Jan Sobieski of Poland over the Mohammedans at the Gates of Vienna on September 12, 1683.

The troops under the command of Jan Sobieski exclaimed "Jesus, Mary, Sobieski!" as they prayed their Rosaries and routed the Turkish forces.

Each of us does battle every day with the Turks, that is, with the forces of the world, the flesh, and the devil. We must call upon the Holy Name of Mary, something we do at least one hundred fifty-three times every day if we pray all fifteen mysteries of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary.

This sweet name of the Mother of God must ever be on our lips, and it must be exclaimed by public officials as she is honored as the Queen of Heaven and on earth, yes, of each and every nation on earth, including the United States of America. No one should be ashamed at any time to proclaim the Holy Name of Mary publicly. 

Indeed, we must do so with joy and confidence. Saint Louis de Montfort taught us in True Devotion to Mary that those who are the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary should address others with a Marian salutation.

How felicitous it is, therefore, to greet others with Ave Maria! or a Salve Regina!

How glorious it is to make invocations such as "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you, save souls!" or "Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation" or "Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and the hour of our death."

May Our Lady, she who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, help us to grow in this virtue, especially in this time of apostasy and betrayal.

A blessed Feast of the Holy Name of Mary to you all!

Sweet Name of Mary, be our salvation.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

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