One Scandal Too Many?

Although there is not much new in this commentary that I did not say in the 1990s during the time of William Jefferson Blythe’s presidency, I thought it important to put the latest scandal involving the Clintons into a bit of perspective lest the few remaining readers of this site come to believe that Hillary Rodham Diane Clinton’s “E-mail-gate” is going to be her downfall at long last. Perhaps now will be the time that the political careers of the “two for the price of one” Clintons will hit the skids. Having believed in the past that whichever Clinton scandal was breaking at the time would do them in once and for all, I am a very skeptical that we are witnessing the Clintons’ “end game.”

Even if it is their time to “Say goodnight, Gracie,” we are facing an onslaught of evil as never before seen in salvation history. The forces of Modernity in the world and Modernism in the counterfeit church of concilarism have coalesced to produce countries filled with practical atheists and neo-barbarians. The Western world, including the United States of America, has a great price to pay for its crimes against God and His immutable moral laws. This is why we need to live more penitentially as we seek to offer everything we suffer up to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Viva Cristo Rey!

Viva La Virgen de Guadalupe!

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.

Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, pray for us.

All Adoration, Praise and Thanksgiving To Our Eucharistic King

Today is the great Feast of Corpus Christi. This article, written a long time ago now and slightly revised over the years, is an exhortation to the readers of this site to spend more and more time in adoration before Our Beloved before His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament if this is at all possible in your area.

Adoration is the first end of prayer, including the perfect prayer that is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in which Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ becomes Incarnate under the appearances of bread and wine when a men man, uttering mere words over the elements of the earth, calls Him down from Heaven. We must adore God with our whole mind, soul, heart, body and strength.

To spend time before the Most Blessed Sacrament in prayer is a foretaste of Heavenly glories. Our goal in life is to behold the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in the company of Our Lady, Saint Joseph, our Guardian Angels (each of whom beholds the Beatific Vision as he tries to guide us home to Heaven!), our patron saints and all of the members of the Church Triumph, whose ranks we hope and pray will include our dearest and nearest relatives and friends. We must make time for the foretaste of Heavenly glories by means of profound Eucharistic Adoration in this life is we want to enjoy the glories of Heaven itself for all eternity.

There are infused graces that are flooded into the souls of those who spend time in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, those souls who are conscious of the need to make reparation for their sins as they give thanksgiving to God for all of the favors, both spiritual and temporal, they have received and who recognize the need to petition God for the favors we need, both spiritual temporal, starting with an earnest petition each day that we be given the grace to have a holy and sacramentally-provided-for death. Our Lord stands ready to send us this infusion of graces through the loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother, who is mystically with us when we pray before her Divine Son’s Real Presence. All we need to do is to arrange our lives in such a way as to make time for prayer before Our Eucharistic King and Lord.

We must, of course, be conscious of our need to get to the Sacrament of Penance on a weekly basis in order that our reception of Our Lord’s Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in Holy Communion will be worthy and fervent. The frequent, devout and worthy reception of Our Lord in Holy Communion gives strength even to those souls who have been steeped in one sin after another, those souls who have refused to surrender to the devil’s attacks upon them over the years:

And then come, and accuse me, saith the Lord: if your sins be as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow: and if they be red as crimson, they shall be white as wool. If you be willing, and will hearken to me, you shall eat the good things of the land. (Isaias 1: 18-19.)

We must ask Our Lady on this great feast day of Corpus Christi, which, of course, is celebrated as an Octave in those chapels that use the Missal of Saint Pius V before it was “reformed” by the revolutionary efforts of Annibale Bugnini and Ferdinando Antonelli in the 1950s, to help give us more and more graces to recognize the Most Sacred Heart of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, beats for with great love in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

We must ask Our Lady to help us approach the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart with such fervor and devotion that we will consider it as a great loss if ever there is a day we are unable to get a true offering of Holy Mass and unable to spend at least some time with her Divine Son, Who is the Prisoner of Love in tabernacles today just as He was the Prisoner of her Virginal and Immaculate Womb from the time of His Incarnation to the day of His Nativity.

We must also thank Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother for our true bishops and true priests who make it possible for us to have the Sacraments in this time of apostasy and betrayal, remembering to pray that more young men will have the courage to renounce the world and study to become an alter Christus so that he, acting in persona Christi in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, can make Our Lord present in the Most Blessed Sacrament and to bless us with that Most Blessed Sacrament on great feast days such as this one.

A blessed Feast of Corpus Christi to you all!

There should be another new article by Saturday dealing with a subject that kept me rather busy during the 1990s when writing for The Wanderer: the Clintons.

Today should be devoted entirely to gratitude to Eucharistic King for the great gift of Himself in Holy Communion and our ability worship Him in His Real Presence even though He sitteth at the right hand of God the Father in Heaven. What a mystery of love. Words fail.

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.

Saint Philip Neri (whose feast is suppressed today), pray for us.

Pope Saint Eleutherius (whose commemoration is likewise suppressed today), pray for us,

Jorge's Exhortation of Self-Justification Before Men, part ten, THE END!

With apologies for the long delay--and for the length of this commentary, I hereby present to you the conclusion of my series on Amoris Laetitia and breathe quite a sigh of relief that I am done with this trash.

Although I will have another article or two later in the week after the Feast of Corpus Christi on Thursday, May 26, 2016, which is usually the Feast of Saint Philip Neri and Pope Saint Eleutherius, this commentary has consumed most of my time in the past six days, although the car difficulties experienced on Friday (and will not be resolved until the Feast of Corpus Christi) did delay things somewhat. Well, penance is better than ever in 2016! All to thee Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you. Save souls!

Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us.

Pope Saint Gregory VII, pray for us.

Pope Saint Urban I, pray for us.

Updated and Revised: Problems in Modern Marriage, by Mr. Michael Creighton

Mr. Michael Creighton submitted an excellent study on "Modern Problems in Marriage" that was published on this site nearly four years ago. It was in light of the issuance of Amoris Laetitia by Jorge Mario Bergoglio on March 19, 2016, the Feast of Saint Joseph, that Mr. Creighton undertook a revision of his study in various parts to provide a few more examples than in his previous study.

A fuller explanation of the purpose of Mr. Creighton's study can be found in my own foreword prior to its text.

Part ten of "Jorge's Exhortation of Self-Justification Before Men" will be published within ten minutes of this guest commentary.

I thank Mr. Creighton for his hard work and for making his study available to the readers of this website.

Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us.

Pope Saint Gregory VII, pray for us.

Pope Saint Urban I, pray for us.

Republished: Only One God Is the True God: The Most Blessed Trinity

Today is Trinity Sunday and the Commemoration of the First Sunday after Pentecost, thus beginning the second half of the liturgical year that began with the First Sunday of Advent.

The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity was revealed to us by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Although there are clear references in the text of the Old Testament to a plurality of Persons in the Divine Godhead ("Let us make man in our own image"), human reason, which can come to the conclusion that God exists, is insufficient to know about the existence of the Most Blessed Trinity. Our Lord Himself, the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity made Man in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb, had to reveal this to us.

The doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity is rejected by all infidels and misrepresented by most Protestant sects. Indeed, many Protestants, especially in the evangelical and fundamentalist sects, are "baptized" in "the name of the Lord Jesus," not in "The Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost," which is invalid on its face. This means that many hundreds of thousands of Protestants are not even Christians despite their thinking that they are.

We must defend the doctrine of the Most Blessed Trinity with our very lives if necessary, having frequently recourse to the making of the Sign of the Cross throughout the day. This is a custom that is held dear by many Spaniards and Latin Americans. Indeed, the jockey who rode Nyquist to victory in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7, 2016, the Feast of Saint Stanislaus, did so, something that was shown in slow motion as a replay of the post-race "cooling off" of the horses trot was broadcast. This should put many Catholics in this country to shame for fearing to make invoke the very sign of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost when in public.

Remember, Jorge Mario Bergoglio did not want to give a "blessing," not that he is capable of giving one as a lay Jesuit revolutionary, that is, when address the crowd on the Capitol Mall in Washington, District of Columbia, on Thursday, September 24, 2015, the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom, for fear of offending "unbelievers." It cannot be that way we us.

Speaking of Jorge, work on part ten of "Jorge's Exhortation of Self-Justification Before Men" continues. A slight delay (which is a native New Yorker's understatement of the situation) was caused when our old minivan's engine died on Friday while I was running errands for the family some distance from home. My prayer is that the problem is covered by the warranty that came with the used engine installed last September, although I will not know anything about that until tomorrow. Thus it is that part ten of my current series has suffered a slight delay. However, I will do my best to get it completed by Tuesday morning (possibly sooner).

A blessed Trinity Sunday to you all.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, pray for us.

Saint Rita of Cascia, pray for us.

Jorge's Exhortation of Self-Justification Before Men, part nine

As you can see from the “time stamp” on this home page, the hour is very late (or early if one is in Europe—or the middle of the afternoon in Australia or New Zealand).

Although I would like to be done with Amoris Laetitia once and for all, the care that is needed to deal with each of the remaining passages requires at least two more parts to this series.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Peter Celestine V, pray for us.

No Human Being Is A Vegetable

Do not fear. My concluding commentary on Amoris Laetitia is a day away, delayed by this current commentary on yet another little child, Israel Stinson, whose life is imperiled by Modernity’s modern death-dealers dressed in white coats.

Please take the time to read this commentary and to pray for Israel Stinson, his parents, Dr. Paul A. Byrne, and the entire staff of Life Legal Foundation.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Venantius, pray for us.

To Suffer In This Time For Christ the King Is A Privilege

Yes, I am a “party pooper” when it comes to the quadrennial madness of naturalism that descends like a plague of locusts to distract even Catholics from viewing the world through the supernatural eyes of the Holy Faith at all times.

Thus it is that this commentary about the “guidelines” for public schools issued by the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro three days ago seeks to provide a supernatural context to what so many see only on the level of pure naturalism.

Remember this and remember it well: Naturalism is of the adversary, and there I no defeating naturalism with any kind of naturalism.

Viva Cristo Rey!

Viva La Virgen de Guadalupe!

Part nine of my commentary on Amoris Laetitia should appear on Whit Wednesday, May 18, 2016, which is Ember Wednesday and the Commemoration of Saint Venantius. There is much work involved to complete what will be my concluding commentary on an exhortation that is the work of the demons themselves.

From the Beginning: A Mission to Convert All Men and Nations

Today is Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of Holy Mother Church, the upon which the first pope, Saint Peter, who was vivified as the Vivifier Himself, God the Holy Ghost, descended upon him and Our Lady and the other Apostles (and the rest of the disciples) gathered in the Upper Room in Jerusalem as they completed their Novena to God the Holy Ghost ten days after Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's glorious Ascension to His Father's right hand on Ascension Thursday.

Saint Peter wasted no time in doing something that is forbidden, at least in a de facto sense (see Wonder No More, which was revised in various parts yesterday afternoon), in the counterfeit church of conciliarism: he preached to the Jews about the necessity of their converting to the true Faith.

The missionary work of the Church to seek with urgency the unconditional conversion of all men and all nations to the her maternal bosom, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there is no true social order, brought us glorious missionaries who were willing to embrace many sacrifices, including martyrdom itself, to spread the Faith of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, so that men and all nations would be able to order themselves rightly according to the Deposit of Faith that He has entrusted exclusively to Holy Mother Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication and by means of a fervent cooperation with the graces won for us by the shedding of Our Lord's Most Precious Blood and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of all Graces.

The work of conversion does not end when one is Baptized or Confirmed. The work of conversion away from our sinful selves to become more conformed to the Cross of the Divine Redeemer and the merciful designs of His Most Sacred Heart for us is one that is constant. Every beat of our hearts, consecrated as they must be to that same Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, must burn with fire for the love of God as He has revealed Himself to us through His true Church and as we seek to grow in holiness and to make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world. It is useless for us to be converted in the Baptismal font unless we are willing to let God the Holy Ghost help to convert us every day to cooperate more fully with His Seven Gifts and Twelve Fruits.

Saint Paul the Apostle explained that the spiritual man, the one who is filled with Sanctifying Grace, cannot be understood by the sensual or worldly man:

For what man knoweth the things of a man, but the spirit of a man that is in him? So the things also that are of God no man knoweth, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of this world, but the Spirit that is of God; that we may know the things that are given us from God. Which things also we speak, not in the learned words of human wisdom; but in the doctrine of the Spirit, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God; for it is foolishness to him, and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined. But the spiritual man judgeth all things; and he himself is judged of no man. (2 Cor. 2: 11-15)

We must keep this in mind when our relatives and friends and associates do not understand how we can refuse to keep our silence when a putative "pontiff" calls a mosque as a "jewel" or as a "sacred" place or as he prays as a Jew without mentioning the Holy Name of the Divine Redeemer (doing voluntarily what the leaders of Sanhedrin tried to force the Apostles to do, that is, to mention the "name of that man no more") and has he praises the nonexistent ability of false religions to help build the "better world." We cannot care about what others think of us. We must say and do only those things that are pleasing God, never fearing to raise our voices to defend His greater honor and glory and majesty when these are offended by one claiming to speak for the Catholic Church on earth.

The Mystical Bride of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Holy Mother Church, is as spotless and as immaculate as Our Blessed Mother herself. The Catholic Church did not give us "hootenanny" liturgies before the aftermath of the "Second" Vatican Council.

She did not give us "inter-religious dialogue" and "inter-religious" prayer services.

She gave us liturgies that came from God the Holy Ghost, not travesties that reaffirm people in the spirit of he world.

She gave us clarity of doctrine, not ambiguity and complexity that took one "clarification" after another to attempt to make "clear."

And Holy Mother Church has always mirrored Our Blessed Mother's hatred of heresy and error, which was part of the meditation written by the late Father Frederick Faber on the Sixth Dolor of Our Lady:

In the judgment of the world, and of worldly Christians, this hatred of heresy is exaggerated, bitter, contrary to moderation, indiscreet, unreasonable, aiming at too much, bigoted, intolerant, narrow, stupid, and immoral. What can we say to defend it? Nothing which they can understand. We had, therefore, better hold our peace. If we understand God, and He understands us, it is not so very hard to go through life suspected, misunderstood and unpopular. The mild self-opinionatedness of the gentle, undiscerning good will also take the world's view and condemn us; for there is a meek-loving positiveness about timid goodness which is far from God, and the instincts of whose charity is more toward those who are less for God, while its timidity is searing enough for harsh judgment. There are conversions where three-quarters of the heart stop outside the Church and only a quarter enters, and heresy can only be hated by an undivided heart. But if it is hard, it has to be borne. A man can hardly have the full use of his senses who is bent on proving to the world, God's enemy, that a thorough-going Catholic hatred of heresy is a right frame of mind. We might as well force a blind man to judge a question of color. Divine love inspheres in us a different circle of life, motive, and principle, which is not only not that of the world, but in direct enmity with it. From a worldly point of view, the craters in the moon are more explicable things than we Christians with our supernatural instinct.

We must therefore permit God the Holy Ghost to come into our souls with His bright burning flames at every moment of our lives so that we will filled with love of God and hatred of our own sins as we seek to cooperate with the graces He sends us through the loving hands of His Spouse, Our Lady, making sure to honor His Spouse as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.

May this be our prayer this day and every day our own lives:

Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.

V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.

R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray. O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Ghost, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A blessed Pentecost Sunday and Octave to you all!

P.S. There should be an original article dealing with the insane decision of the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soeotro to make Federal aid to America's public centers of ideological mind control ("public schoos") contingent on providing access to lavatories on the basis of the "choice" of a boy or a girl to use the facility of his or her opposite gender. Absolute insanity. By the way, I don't think we're going to hear anything from Jorge Mario Bergoglio about this. Just a wild guess.

By His Gifts We Can Know, Love and Serve God As Members of His True Church

As we were away most of yesterday for much-needed chiropractic adjustments, whose costs were made possible for a few generous souls who responded to my recent brief mention of the PayPal donation button that is still in need of a bit more exercise, I am able to write a complete commentary on our reigning caesar’s latest power grab that mandates all American brainwashing centers (referred to more commonly as “public schools”) provide access to their lavatory facilities to students who believe themselves to be of a different gender than that with which they were given by God in the womb. To believe oneself to be that which he is not was considered to be a sign of mental illness or disorder in the not-too-distant past. It is now a “civil rights” issue.

Although there are many aspects to be covered in a brief commentary later today (part nine of “Jorge’s Exhortation of Self-Justification” remains a work in progress as I transcribe various entries from the Denizger manual of dogmatic theology to use in its text), suffice it to say for the moment that the members of the false opposite of the naturalist “left” never fail to govern according to their ideology.

Indeed, “leftists” are shameless in their efforts to use and abuse their governing power to impose upon the entire country their agenda of statism, perversity, and indecency. The very people who have long screamed at pro-life Americans for supposedly “imposing” their “religious views” upon others do not hesitate for a second to impose their ideological agenda as a means of establishing legal precedents that they know their hapless opponents in the organized crime family of the naturalist “right” will oppose meekly, if at all, on the merely naturalistic grounds of Federalism and states’ rights.

Making matters worse is the fact that the presumptive presidential nominee of the Republican Party, Donald John Trump, had no “opinion” when asked about it yesterday, Friday, May 13, 2016, the Feast of Saint Robert Bellarmine and the ninety-ninth anniversary of Our Lady’s first apparition to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and their cousin Lucia dos Santos in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal. Trump said that it is up to the states to “decide” that which is beyond human beings to decide. Excuse me, Mr. Trump, you don’t have an “opinion” on a matter of clear moral right and clear moral wrong? One cannot defeat Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton with such moral obtuseness.

This is just one of the reasons I am not now nor ever will be any kind of cheerleader for Donald John Trump, which does not mean that I am a cheerleader for the cravenly corrupt and amoral statist named Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton. Truth matters, and the only reason to run for president in the farce that is American electoral politics is to speak to the truth. The plain truth about what Obama/Soetoro did yesterday is that it is insane and puts further into jeopardy the protection of the bodies and souls of children who are unfortunate those children who attend America’s brainwashing centers of naturalism and moral relativism.

This is all a gigantic, diabolically-inspired and set trap.

Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal sanctity and social order. Any Catholic who thinks that there is some kind of naturalistic “solution” or “short cut” to save the United States of America from falling into the abyss is attempting to stop the devil’s assaults with the devil’s means, naturalism. Naturalism can never—as in absolutely never—be used to stop naturalism. Nations whose laws are permitted to offend God in monstrous ways can never be made “secure” from disorder within and from enemies without their borders. Those who think otherwise had better consult Pope Pius XI’s Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 22, 1922.

Well, I will write more later today.

We need Our Lady’s help.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Saint Boniface Martyr, pray for us.

Today's article is a republished reflection for the Vigil of Penecost, which is a day of fast for those between the ages of twenty-one and fifty-nine and a day of partial abstinence for those seven years of age or older. This does not mean that those of us over the age of fifty-nine should not fast if able to do so, only that it is not morally obligatory to fast. We should keep in mind that God is most pleased with the souls who gave Him more than the minimum required by Church law. We must give Him our all as the consecrated slaves of His Co-Equal, Co-Eternal Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

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