Sobering Truths at a Time Men Are Drunk with Naturalism (or, in other words, Sober Up, part 14)

This is being posted at a very late (or early) hour and time and physical strength permit only a brief introduction about the new commentary, which is about many of the events in the farcical world of naturalism that have unfolded in recent months.

Although not quite as long as Catholicism, Not Machiavellianism, Is the Sole Guide to the Just Social Order, the new article is long and very detailed, containing many links to relevant news stories and commentaries. As always, of course, the goal of this commentary is help the relatively few readers of this website to view the world through the eyes of the true Faith without being in a constant state of agitation about the chastisements of the moment, which will pass in God’s good time when men return to Him as consecrated slaves of His Most Blessed Mother’s Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart and renounce their errors and seek to do penance for their sins.

The attack on the students from Covington Catholic High School, which receives a parenthetical reference in this new commentary, will be the subject of the next original commentary on this site.

Our Lady of Ransom, pray for us.

Saint Raymond of Pennafort, pray for us.

Saint Emerentiana, pray for us.

Saint Ildefonsus, pray for us.

The American Genocide of the Preborn: Forty-Six Years of Endless Compromise and Indifference

[Update on Sunday evening, January 20, 2019, the Second Sunday after the Epiphany and the Commemoration of Saint Prisca.

[I was making superb progress on my next article until we had a backup of "black water" (an old term from our days in the motor home that we sold nearly eight years ago) inside the house. The septic man came out today and told us that we have three five hundred gallon tanks. I had raised enough privately to clean out one tank as I did not know we had three. Thus it is that I need to make an appeal to those who have the means to make a non-tax-deductible donation and who support the work of this website to do so as the septic man is coming out again tomorrow, the Feast of Saint Agnes, to clean out the two remaining tanks. Thank you for your consideration and your prompt response. 

[More work will be done on the next article this evening. Under the circumstances, though, I may not be able to post it untl late Tueday evening.]

Today’s article has been adapated and revised to place the upcoming forty-sixth anniversary of the decisions of the Supreme Court in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, January 22, 1973, in an historical context as the March for Life takes place in Washington, District of Colubmia today, Friday, January 18, 2019, the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter in Rome and the Commemoration of Saint Paul and of Saint Prisca.

This commentary contains an excerpt from an allocution, which was included also in yesterday's commentary, given by Pope Pius XII that reminded Catholics they are never to support a single, solitary exception to the inviolability of innocent human life. Within the allocution is a moving story about a mother who sacrificed her own life in 1905 rather than to kill the child in her womb. The mother’s prayers from eternity won the daughter to whom she gave life shortly before she, the mother, died to the religious life. This is the sort of sacrifice that is foreign to the mind of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, and it unknown to almost all "pro-life" naturalists, including President Donald John Trump, whose Mexico City Policy last year contained "exceptions" that both offensive to truth and actually needless from a medical standpoint.

Mind you, given all that is going on now with the government shutdown and the President's masterful letter to the egregious Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi that was simply laugh-out funny (as I told Sharon after reading the president's invitation for Pelosi to fly commercial on her planned excursion at taxpayer expense, "What's she going to do? Take Kabul Air to go into Afghanistan?), I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Trump actually shows up in person at the March for Life and walks with it for a while en route to the Capitol. 

We pray in reparation today for the ongoing chemical and surgical slaughter of the preborn in the United States of America and around the world. We pray for the restoration of the Social Reign of Christ the King and of Our Lady, Immaculate Queen, as the fruit of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The next original article, which is the long-delayed commentary on the elections of November 6, 2018, and their aftermath, has about seven or eight hours more of work before it is completed. It is my hope to have it published by tomorrow, January 19, 2019, Our Lady's Saturday in Christmastide and the Commemorations of Saints Marius, Martha, Abucham and Audix and of Saint Canute, King of Denmark. It is, however, possible that the article may not appear until Sunday, January 20, 2019, the Second Sunday after the Epiphany and the Commemoration of Saints Fabian and Sebastian. It will not be as long as , but it is very detailed nevertheless.

By the way, this would be a nifty time for those who have the ability to make non-tax-deductible financial gifts to do so. Thank you for your consideration.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us. 

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint Prisca, pray for us.

Catholicism, Not Machiavellianism, Is The Sole Guide to the Just Social Order

A great deal of time has been taken to produce this very long commentary, which runs at around fifty-two pages of text in twelve-point Times New Roman type according to the Word document on which it was written.

The subject matter of this commentary is one that is of great importance to me as one of the reasons that Christ or Chaos was started as print journal in 1996 and has been online for fifteen years come next month is to help Catholics to see the world clearly through the eyes of the true Faith and to provide them with access to what our true popes and other solid Catholic writers have taught about doing so.

The world as we know it is the product of a welter of anti-Incarnational errors, many of which date back to the Renaissance well before Martin Luther’s revolution against the Divine Plan that God instituted to effect man’s return to Him through His Catholic Church permitted the errors of Renaissance writers to gain the cover of theological “respectability.”

One of the chief progenitors of error prior to Martin Luther was the apostle of amorality, Niccolo Machiavelli, whose writings about divorcing morality from statecraft was the subject of a recent commentary by Dr. James Piereson, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, concerning how best to view the character and governing strategy of President Donald John Trump. However, Machiavellianism is evil no matter who employs it as there is never an instance in which the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law may be suspended.

Moreover, Dr. Piereson invoked the authority of the anti-Catholic named James Madison, who claimed in The Federalist, Number Ten, that it is the conflict of interests and the multiplicity of sets that are the best guarantors of human liberty against the tyranny of a majority. (Truth-in-advertising: although I have always rejected a multiplicity of sects, I am afraid that I was sympathetic to The Federalist, Number Ten, in my misspent youth as a defender of the American founding, something that I began to recognize as erroneous at the age of thirty-five in 1986.)

No, the Cross of the Divine Redeemer is the one and only genuine standard of human liberty. Nothing.

My next original commentary, which may not appear until Wednesday or Thursday of this week, will be my long-postponed commentary on the elections of two months ago and what has transpired in their wake.

Vivat Christus Rex!

Viva Cristo Rey!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

 

On the Feast of the Holy Family in 2019

Today is the Feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth as there is no intervening Sunday within the Octave of te Epiphany of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ this year.

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ chose to become Man in His Most Blessed Mother's Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, and place Himself, the Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Son of God the Father, under subjection to mere creatures His Most Blessed Mother, the fairest flower of our race, and to Good Saint Joseph, his foster-father.

The subjection of the God-Man to the authority of His Most Blessed Mother and his foster-father, whom He had chosen from all eternity to provide Him with the earthly love and care and stewardship of a father seeking only to please God with his every thought, word and deed, teaches us that we, who came from families and who, in many instances, are raising families of our own, must be subject to all legitimate authority, duly constituted, in all things that do not pertain to sinful commands. Children are supposed to learn this subjection in the household from their tenderest days, seeing in their fathers the image of Saint Joseph and in their mothers the image of Our Lady.

Children are supposed to realize that God in the very Flesh obeyed His creatures in the Holy Family of Nazareth. So must they.

Parents must, for their part, foster an atmosphere within the family of selflessness, charity, forgiveness and joy, centering the family's life on daily assistance at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (if at all possible), regular time spent in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, the daily recitation of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary, supplications to Our Lady's Most Chaste Spouse, Saint Joseph, home enthronement to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Total Consecration to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the same Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scriptural reading and family reading time, especially about the lives of the saints, and a refusal to participate in the rot of popular culture.

This requires sacrifice and the willingness to be misunderstood, calumniated and rejected even by one's own family members as we protect our children from those cultural currents that come from the devil and are designed to lead each of us to Hell for all eternity. To eschew worldliness one must be ready to embrace the Holy Poverty of the Holy Family of Nazareth, detaching oneself from the material acquisitiveness of our consumer society, shaped by Judeo-Calvinist materialism, and to live in light of First Things and Last Things as we week to acquire the only thing that matters: Sanctifying Grace in this life and eternal life in the glory of the Beatific Vision of Father, Son and Holy Ghost in Heaven. Finally, yes, the next article is nearly completion. Thanks for your patience.

The next original article for this has "turned a corner," so to speak, and will be published this evening. It is a long commentary. I thank you for your patience.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you, save souls!

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, pray for us now and in death's agony.

A blessed Feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth to you all.

Jorge and the Company He Chooses to Keep

Jorge Mario Bergoglio sure does keep a lot of interesting company at the Casa Santa Marta. The man who says he is “worried” about the presence of sodomites in the ranks of his false religious sect’s clergy makes it a point to keep a lot of them in residence at the Casa Santa Marta or in and around the Vatican.

The next original article on this site should appear by Friday. It will be a response to an article, written by a scholar who was on the faculty of the then-named State University of New York at Albany’s Graduate School of Public Affairs when I was writing my doctoral dissertation forty-four years ago, in praise of Machiavelli and Machiavellianianism as the test of a public figure’s character. It will take several days to complete my response. However, it will be lengthy and through.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saints Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar, pray for us.

Christ the King Manifests Himself to the Gentiles and Thus to the World

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was made manifest on Christmas Day to the handful of Jewish people, including the shepherds in the field who were sent to adore Him by the angels who had announced the following:

And there were in the same country shepherds watching, and keeping the night watches over their flock. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the brightness of God shone round about them; and they feared with a great fear. And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, that shall be to all the people: For, this day, is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying: Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will. And it came to pass, after the angels departed from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: Let us go over to Bethlehem, and let us see this word that is come to pass, which the Lord hath shewed to us. And they came with haste; and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. And seeing, they understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning this child.And all that heard, wondered; and at those things that were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God, for all the things they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. (Luke 2: 6-20.)

Today's feast, the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord, known colloquially in Ireland as "Little Christmas" and in many other places as Three Kings' Day, celebrates Our Lord's manifestation to the whole world through the Gentiles.

Indeed, the Offertory for today's Mass explains that all kings shall adore Christ King and that all nations shall serve Him:

"The kings of Tharsis and the islands shall offer presents: the kings of the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts: and all kings of the earth shall adore Him: all nations shall serve Him."

The United States of America is no exception to this. We must pray for the day when the leaders of this country, founded on the falsehoods of Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry that are so hateful to Our King, will adore Him as their King and the day when this nation will serve Him as it acknowledges His Social Kingship over it by submitting in all that pertains to the good of souls to the authority of the Catholic Church that He Himself founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope.

We are suffering at the hands of statists today because the men of Modernity who believed that they had no obligation to offer public worship to Christ the King through His true Church set us on a course that can result only in the triumph of the civil state over the King of Kings Who was made manifest to Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar on this day.

We must make Him manifest in our own lives at at all times, never fearing to suffer in behalf of the truths of the Holy Faith or to suffer in the cause of justice when souls are placed into jeopardy needlessly even by some of our own true shepherds.

An original article should appear by tomorrow, Monday, January 7, 2019.

A blessed Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord to you all!

Flip-Flopping, Carpetbagging Willard Mitt Romney's Self-Serving Hypocrisy

As promised less than twenty-four hours ago, this is a little commentary about United States Senator Willard Mitt Romney’s self-serving broadside against President Donald John Trump in The Washington Post on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

The long-awaited commentary on the election two months ago should be published in a few days.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

The Holy Innocents, pray for us.

2019: Another New Year to Serve Our Lord Through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Every new day of our lives is an opportunity for us to start "fresh," if you will, as we give thanks to God for keeping us alive for another day to give Him honor and glory through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary as we adore Him in true offerings of the Holy Sacrifice Mass and as we petition Him for what we need, both spiritually and temporally.

On the Feast of the Circumcision: The Holy Name of Jesus Is Pronounced Publicly for the First Time

A blessed New Year 2019 of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to you!

This is a revised reflection for today's feast, the Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which begins the the month of January, the month of Holy Name of Jesus. 

Our Lady, Mother of God, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

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