In Memoriam: Helen Franco, R.I.P., by Lt. Spencer D. Colgan, NYPD (retired)

I received a text message from a good friend, Lt. Spencer Colgan, N.Y.P.D. (retired), who is a former student of mine in the 1985-1986 academic year at Saint Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday evening, February 22, 2018, the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter at Antioch, asking us to pray for Miss Helen Franco, who was born on March 28, 1928, after she had suffered a massive heart attack.

As Helen was so very kind to us when her late brother, Father Salvatore V. Franco, permitted us to assist at his offering of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition in the house where they lived together in Westbury, Long Island, New York, from April to November of 2002 before Father Franco was diagnosed with acute leukemia, I picked up the phone to speak with Spencer to find out more details. Spencer’s first words were, “She just died,” whereupon we both prayed “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.”

Helen Franco took care of her parents and her brother after the latter had a heart attack at the age of thirty-seven in 1963 and subsequently retired from the Diocese of Brooklyn, which permitted him to offer the Immemorial Mass of Tradition privately. (For my tribute, written when I was still an “indulterer” but making a transition into the schismatic “resist while recognize” camp, to Father Franco, who died on Friday, December 13, 2002, the Feast of Saint Lucy, please see Home to His Mother--Daily Catholic.) She remained very active in the fifteen years after her brother’s death as she continued to host and cook dinners for large gatherings of Catholics, especially for the famed M&M Twins who had relied so heavily for spiritual advice from Father Franco. The “boys,” who are in their fifties, looked after Helen very devotedly. Helen, in turn, treated them as her sons.

It was this motherly care that Helen Franco, who never married and devoted her life to the care of her family, gave to Lieutenant Spencer Colgan whenever he had jobs to paint houses on Long Island, and it this care that forms the basis of the beautiful tribute he wrote to honor her in death after he had been the recipient of her gracious and unsparing generosity.

We ourselves last saw Helen at the Milleridge Inn, Jericho, Long Island, New York, on Thursday, July 26, 2012, during a brief visit back “home” to Long Island, although we spoke with her on the phone during a less than twenty-four hour visit seven months ago. However, she remained in our prayers every day in life, and her immortal soul will remain in our prayers every day now that she has died. Those who have died in a state of Sanctifying Grace are closer to us after death than they ever were in this passing, mortal vale of tears. We in the Church Militant must remember always to stay united in prayers to the members of the Church Suffering in Purgatory, who, though being incapable of helping themselves can intercede for our own spiritual and temporal needs. 

It is my privilege, therefore, to offer this site’s readers Lt. Spencer Colgan’s tribute to the late Helen Franco, R.I.P.

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.

Work on my own next article continues.             

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Matthias, pray for us.

Sober Up, part whatever (eleven, actually)

Although not exactly the result of “popular demand,” here is my very long commentary about the current deep state coup against the incumbent naturalist in the White House. It took a very long time to complete this commentary, which underwent a few minor revisions late Sunday evening, February 18, 2018, to correct some typrographical errors.  However, I believe those who do read it will find it of some interest.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Simon, pray for us.

Saint Marie-Bernard Soubirous, pray for us.

Revised: Memento Homo, Quia Pulvis Es, Et In Pulverem Reverteris!

[Late-night update, Thursday, February 15, 2018:  Although I am almost through with work on my long commentary about the ongoing coup against the naturalist who is currently residing in the White House, its completion was impeded today by spending over five hours at a hospital undergoing three different MRIs. As I have only the conclusion to wrap-up tomorrow, it is my hope to present the commenatary to this site's readership sometime late Friday afternoon, Friday, Feburary 16, 2018, Friday after Ash Wednesday. A commentary on the latest school shooting will follow thereafter.]

Our annual Lenten journey into the desert has commenced anew. Deo gratias!

This is the time of penance. This is the time to withdraw from the world. This is the time to be earnest about relying upon the ineffable graces that were won for us by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, during His Passion and Death and that flow into our sous through the loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.

This period of six weeks, four days until Easter Sunday (six weeks, three and one-half days until the Easter Vigil) is nearly one-ninth of an entire calendar year. May we beg Our Lady to help us make the best Lent of our lives as we do not know if it will be our last. Indeed, we do not know whether we will live to see Easter Sunday in this life on Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Although the next commentary for this site is still being written, we had to go for chiropractic treatments on Monday, something that ate up almost all of the daylight hours and the little bit that remained of our financial means for the coming. As I was in a particularly bad way with arthritic lower disc disease, the trip for the treatments was a necessity as writing for long stretches has been very difficult lately. This is, of course, a great penance, and I accept it as such.

AOur Lady of Dolors, pray for us.

"Canonizing" The Montini "Paradigm Shift" (Revolution)

Well, it took more like ten additional hours, not two or three, to complete this long commentary on the approval of a “miracle” to advance the fake, phony, fraud cause of an antipope and anti-saint, Giovanni Battista Enrico Maria Montini/Paul VI, to become the next inductee in the Conciliar Pantheon of Anti-Saints.

A long series of appendices—perhaps numbering as thirty-five pages longer than the commentary’s text—have been included to buttress points made in the main text.

This is not light reading, but even though there are very, very few people who access this site any longer, I still want to do comprehensive work on the subjects I choose to review, admitting that it is taking me much longer to complete these articles than in the past.

It is now back to work on the long, long commentary about the ongoing coup against the naturalist in the White House who did not take a stand against funding for Planned Barrenhood in the budget that he signed into law on Friday, February 9, 2018, the Feast of Saint Cyril of Alexandria and the Commemoration of Saint Appolonia.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

The Seven Holy Founders of the Order of Servites of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pray for us.

One Hundred Sixty Years Ago: "Penance! Penance! Penace! Pray to God For Sinners"

Today is the one hundred sixtieth anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady to Saint Bernadette Soubirous in the Grotto of Massabielle near Lourdes, France. Our Lady explained to the fourteen year-old Bernadette that we must do penance for our sins and for those of others.

Can we do any less in our day?

Indeed, the state of the Church Militant on earth and of the world-at-large has worsened as the sins of men have grown more numerous and more daring and as most baptized Catholics have been deprived of access to Sanctifying Grace by virtue of the invalid sacraments offered in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. God is not going to permit any country that kills the innocent preborn with legal impunity and kills souls in the name of the falsehoods of "freedom of speech" and "freedom of the press" and "freedom of religion" and a general sense of legal and cultural licentiousness to know long term material prosperity. Then again, these merchants of death have been enabled by the conciliar revolutionaries, who believe that signs of "outward penance belong to a different era in the history of the Church." We must indeed take Our Lady's injunction, "Penance! Penance! Penance! Pray to God for sinners," most seriously as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permits. 

My commentary on the forthcoming "canonization" of Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria/Paul VI has another two to three hours of work to do on it before posting. The entirety of yesterday, the Feast of Saint Scholastica, was spent on the project. Indeed, work on it only ceased about five minutes ago, well after Midnight on Quinquagesima Sunday, which, of course, demotes the Feast of the Apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes to a commemoration.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernardette Soubiros, pray for us.

Heretics Kill, Starting With All Truth, Supernatural and Natural

[February 9, 2018, Update: Although I am still working on a long commentary about the ongoing coup against the "conservative" fan all things military, which includes budget-busting deals with spendthrift Democrats who love to see future generations hopelessly burdened with the national debt and the taxation necessary to deal with it, word reached me late last night after arriving home after a day or errands and arranging for more medical tests that a "miracle" has been attributed to Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini/Paul VI! A miracle, mind you. Well, I do mind, and it is with this in mind that I have started work on a brief commentary that takes precedence over the one that I have been working on assiduously for about ten days now. I hope to have the Montini commentary published by very late Saturday, February 10, 2018, the Feast of Saint Scholastica.]

Work continues on my long article examining the ongoing coup d’etat against the egotistical naturalist-in-chief, Donald John Trump, a man who is in love with what even the Freemason named George Washington warned against, a standing army, and who seems ready to do the bidding of what the tormenter of Catholic refugees from Soviet bloc nations, President Dwight David Eisenhower, said was inimical to a free society, the military-industrial complex. There is a coup being conducted by those seeking to cover-up the crimes of the previous administration, but this does not mean that all is well in the current administration. Naturalism, no matter of the “left” or of the “right,” produces disaster despite the intentions of those who believe in their brand of it.

This current commentary deals with the fact that the “humble” Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who protested last month that there was no a “shred of evidence” to prove that one of his favorite comrades, “Bishop” Juan Barros, knew of the clerical abuses that had been committed by his mentor, Father Fernando Karadiima. Well, there is now proof that Jorge Mario Bergoglio was given the proof directly.

Heretics kill, starting with all truth, supernatural and natural.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Romuald, pray for us.

Doubly Betrayed by Jorge and His False Church

Well, it is another very late hour that is very much past the time when I should have gone to sleep.

However, I did want to complete and post this lengthy review of how Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his false church are betraying faithful Catholics in Red China and some very courageous Mohammedan converts to what they think is Catholicism who are upset with the “pope’s” incessant praise of the “religion of peace.”

Is there anything going on in the news these days?

Ah, yes, that business about some kind of memorandum, right?

Give me a day or two, my good and most kind twenty readers, and I will have a “little” commentary on the matter, which will be followed, if not accompanied, by a brief video presentation. (Remember, I am very “low tech,” but I would make more use of video presentations if I had a facility near me that would be conducive to making them on a regular basis. However, I will endeavor to have such a presentation in a few days.)

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Blaise, pray for us.

Our Lady Lights the Way of Her Divine Son by Her Humility

The next original article for this site, upon which work was done for over eight solid hours yesterday, is nearing its completion. As the hour of this posting of a revised reflection on the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary is late, I will pick up work on the article in a few hours in the expectation to have to posted by the latter part of today's feast.

Obviously, today is the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, always the humble handmaid of the Lord who humbled herself this day, the last day of Christmastide, which ends after Holy Mass today, by submitting to the rituals of the law although she was not in need of such a ritualistic purification because of her Perpetual Virginity.

This is the day that Our Lady presented her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in the same Temple where He would be found twelve years later answering questions of the rabbis, the same Temple whose curtain would be torn in two from top to bottom as He breathed His last on the wood of the Holy Cross to redeem us, thereby signifying the permanent end of the Old Covenant and the supersession of Judaism by Catholicism as the true religion. The aged Simeon, who waited patiently every day in the Temple for the fulfillment of the promise that God had made to him, that he would not die before his eyes had seen and his arms had beheld the Messiah, sent the first Sword of Sorrow plunging through Our Lady's Sorrowful and and Immaculate Heart when he prophesied that the Child he beheld would be destined for the rise and for the fall of man, a sign to be opposed, a Sign of Contradiction. We must never fear to be signs of contradiction in our own lives in imitation of the THE Sign of Contradiction, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, as He hung on the wood of the Holy Cross to redeem us as he was mocked and reviled by the very people from whose stock He had taken His Sacred Humanity.

We must be willing to suffer all manner of calumny and humiliation for the many times that we have preferred human respect to fidelity to Our Lord, for the many times we have refused to call upon Our Lady's maternal intercession, for the many times we have refused to "take sides," especially in our day by refusing to reject conciliarism and its ravenous wolves once and for all.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Revolutions Always Eat Their own

The hour is late. Indeed, it is later than what is good for my health.

This particular commentary is about Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s Jesuitical efforts to make it possible to subject Humanae Vitae, July 25, 1968, to one of his “paradigm shifts” in order to justify the use of artificial contraception.

The irony of this is that the allies of the Argentine Apostate who are preparing the way for this “paradigm shift” are using the very concept of subjectivism upon which Humanae Vitae’s embrace of personalism, which had been condemned by Pope Pius XII in 1944, was based.

To provide some background about the revolutionary nature of Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria/Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae, I have retitled a study from six and one-half years ago to reflect the fact that it is now nearly fifty, not forty-three, years after this progressivist document was published. Nothing has been changed in the text of the study. Please scroll below today’s republished reflection on Saint John Bosco for this study.

Although I have reviewed the text of President Donald John Trump’s first State of the Union address last night, a commentary on it and upon other matters concerning his presidency and the attempt on the part of the deep state to end it will have to wait for a few days.

For the moment, however, the speech was pure, unadulterated Judeo-Masonic naturalism and it was replete with the Pelgianism that that is of the essence of the Americanist spirit.

Whatever happened to “Without Me, you can do nothing”?

Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us.

Saint John Bosco, pray for us.

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