Revised: On the Solemnity of Saint Joseph

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. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

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

Sober Up, part twelve: Mr. Trump Gets Trumped

This long commentary, which was posted about thirty minutes after the time stamp on the home page's website (which indicates when I decided to save the text after the computer's battery was running out of juice at a time I still had to attend to more details of formatting) deals with the ongoing coup against the President of the United States of America as well as the latter's surrender to his own military advisers and to Benjamin Netanyahu. An appendix with a more detailed summary of the precepts of the Just War Theory as applied to last year's American missile strike has been added and can be found in Appendix D.

We are eyewitnesses to the ultimate degeneration of the farce that passes for American politics and governance. A brief follow-up to today's article will be written later tonight, whereupon I will work on organizing my next best-selling book. (That's a joke, folks!) I will get to Gaudete et Exsaltate in due course. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, pray for us.

Jorge Follows the Anglican Sect's Path of Auto-Destruction at Warp Speed

[Update on Thursday, April 12, 2018: The next original article on this site is being written. It will deal with the political madness of the moment, a madnes that is designed to detract the truth that the world of Modernity is founded upon the lie that men can produce social order and pursue justice by their own unaided powers and without any reference, no less submission, to Christ the King and the authority of His true Church, the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order. 

[Also, I will tackle Jorge Mario Begoglio's Gaudete et Exaltate starting next week. However, I am going to write a series of articles to cover the topics systemtically. Suffice it to say for the moment that the pestilential Modernist revolutionary from Argentina has used his latest "exhortation" as a means of denouncing believing Catholics, which means demeaning all those who defended Catholic doctine from heresy, including those millions of martyrs who shed their blood in defense of Catholic truth. Thank you for your patience.]

It’s free fall time in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Everything about Catholic Faith Worship and Morals is up for grabs, including women “priests” and contraception. Can abortion, which is dismissed once again by Jorge Mario Bergoglio as a “bioethical issue” in his latest “apostolic exhortation, Gaudete et Exsaltate, March 19, 2018 (Jorge Mario Bergoglio is sure a glum kind of apostate chump even though he uses the word “joy” incessantly), while equating it to the “right” of foreign nations to invade the borders of other nations illegally. (I will get to this new document in a detailed manner next month.)

The counterfeit church of conciliarism is on the exact same path of auto-destruction of the heretical Anglican sect. Jorge Mario Bergoglio is simply accelerating the process at warp speed.

This is a long, detailed commentary. What else is new other than the radiator tank of our jalopy (minivan)?

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

On the Transferred Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today's article is a slightly revised reflection on the transferred feast we celebrate today, the feast which signifies the moment when the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, the very Word through Whom all things were made, personally entered into human history as He was made Incarnate in the Virginal and Immaculate Womb of His Most Blessed Mother by the power of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, Who overshadowed Our Lady after she had given her perfect Fiat to the Will of the First Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Father, as that Will was made known to her by Saint Gabriel the Archangel.

The whole of human history is changed today--and no one can remain neutral about what happened on this day. If the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity really did become Man this day in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb so as to redeem us on the wood of the Holy Cross thirty-three years later, as we know is indeed the case, then every person and every nation on the face of this earth must acknowledge this fact and subordinate everything to the Deposit of Faith that He has entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication.

We must pray to Our Lady every day so that we will never lose sight of the centrality of the Incarnation in our own lives and in the lives of our nations, never lose sight of the fact that Holy Mass itself is Incarnational as the Word Who was made Incarnate in her Virginal and Immaculate Womb is made Incarnate on altars of sacrifice under the appearances of bread and wine by true bishops and true priests. Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ spent nine months in the tabernacle of Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb, thereby sanctifying the wombs of al mothers. He is in solidarity with every child in every mother's womb. Every abortion, whether by chemical or surgical means, is an indirect attack on the Incarnation that took place this very day.

A blessed Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all.

By the way, I spent all day Saturday and most of Sunday working on the next original article for this site. Work on it, though, was ceased about ten minutes after Midnight this morning as it is not possible to stay up for the two hours or so that it will take the finishing touches on it. However, it should be up late this afternoon depending upon the sort of news we get about what is wrong our jalopy of a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country minivan's cooling system. This is Paschaltide. However, penance is always in season!

Jorge "Che" Bergoglio Throws Another Molotov Cocktail

Much like the late Che Guevara, whose guerilla warfare in behalf of proselytizing in behalf of the “gospel” of Karl Marx and Vladimir I. Lenin was based on attacks designed for maximum impact without being apprehended, Jorge Mario Bergoglio loves to throw Molotov cocktails to confuse and bewilder believing Catholics while tickling the itching ears of Modernists and rank unbelievers.

What am I talking about?

What else?

The comments about the annihilation of souls that the false “pontiff” is reported as saying by the nonagenarian Socialist and founder of La Repubblica, Eugenio Scalfari, during the latter’s recent “conversation” with him. This was not the first time that Scafari reported the Argentine Apostate as being a believer in the heresy of annihilationism, which is adhered to by, among others, the Seventh Day Adventists an Jehovah’s Witnesses, as almost the exact same remarks had been published during Passion Week in 2015. The wretched demon from Argentina sure loves to take the attention off the events of Passiontide and Holy Week, doesn’t he?

I am sorry that this commentary, which includes a few observations about the false “pontiff’s”
“homily” during the false “Easter Vigil” liturgy he staged on Saturday, March 31, 2018, took so long to complete. Although it is a source of frustration for me not to be able to write as fast or as much I did in the past, I still try to be as thorough as possible, something that requires much more time now. All I can say is to remind those who access this site that the absence of articles does not mean an absence of work to compose them!

Finally, as a reminder, Vanquished by Our Lady: Comrade Bergoglio, was published recently.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Vincent Ferrer, O.P., pray for us. (A republished article on this great saint will appear later this afternoon.)

Behold the Empty Tomb in Jerusalem: Resurrexi, et Adhuc Tecum, Alleluia!

Alleluia! He is Risen! Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has made manifest His Easter Victory over sin and eternal death. “O death, where is Thy victory. O death, where is thy sting?”

We shall all indeed rise again: but we shall not all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall rise again incorruptible: and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption; and this mortal must put on immortality. And when this mortal hath put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy victory? O death, where is thy sting?

Now the sting of death is sin: and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who hath given us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast and unmoveable; always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Cor. 15: 51-58)

Our Lord made His Easter Victory over sin and eternal death manifest first to His Most Blessed Mother, who stood so valiantly at the foot of His Most Holy Cross as she cooperated completely in His Redemptive Act, bringing us forth as the spiritual sons and daughters of the living God in great pain by means of adoption. W need to rely on the help of Our Lady as the consecrated slaves of Her Divine Son through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart so that we may persevere in a state of Sanctifying Grace with perfect contrition for our sins until the moments of our deaths so that our bodies and souls will be resurrected on the Last Day at the General Judgment of the Living and the Dead and counted among those destined for the enjoyment of an unending Easter Sunday of glory in Paradise.

Nothing else matters if we save our souls by cooperating with the graces won for us by the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces. Nothing else matters if we fail to soul our souls.

This glorious day of Easter rejoicing is meant to be but a foretaste of Heaven. Let us live as redeemed creatures as we reject the naturalism of Modernity and the Modernism of the soul-killing agents of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad!

A blessed Easter Sunday to you all!

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Holy Saturday: Anticipating the Glories of Our Lord's Resurrection

Silence filled the earth in the forty hours between the death of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on the wood of the Holy Cross yesterday, Good Friday, and His glorious Resurrection at dawn on Easter Sunday. Silence filled the earth as the God-Man went down into Limbo to announce the news of His Redemptive Act to the souls of the just who had awaited His Coming and His Sacrifice in atonement for the sins of all men from the beginning until the end of time.

Christ the King is the Light of the World. It is His light that is symbolized by the Easter fire that is lit at the beginning of the Easter Vigil. The Light of Christ breaks through the darkness of sin and eternal death, leading us by the fire of His bright, burning love as we continue our desert journey of life to the Promised Land of the New and Eternal Canaan made possible by His immolation on the wood of the Holy Cross yesterday, Good Friday. We must follow the Light of Christ as He, the New Moses, leads us as the first Moses led the Hebrew people as he followed a column of cloud during the day and a column of fire during the night, as we reminded once again during the Prophecies that are read during the Easter Vigil.

The Light of Christ, Our Crucified and Resurrected Saviour, will penetrate the souls of those who are baptized today and of those who are confirmed. It will penetrate the souls of those of us who were unable to receive Him in Holy Communion yesterday at the Mass of the Presanctified. It will penetrate the souls of those who are regenerated once again in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance. The Light of Christ that is symbolized by the Paschal Candle is meant to permeate every aspect of our lives without any exception at any time for any reason.

The Light of Christ has indeed broken through the darkness of sin and eternal death. Our Lord is making manifest His Easter Victory over the power of sin and eternal death. A fifty day period of glorious celebration is about to break upon us. Although the Easter Vigil is a long ceremony, eternity is forever. We can certainly spend five hours basking in the glories of the Sacred Liturgy that are, after all, a foretaste of eternal glories, can we not? The rewards are truly Heavenly, rewards that we could not have unless the Co-Eternal and Co-Equal Son obeyed His Heavenly Father out of love for him and out of love for us so that we could have access to the treasures of His Most Sacred Heart here through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

A blessed Holy Saturday to you.

A Devotion for Good Friday: Hour of Mary in Desolation

These devotions to Our Lady in her desolation are found in Behold Thy Mother: A Servite Manual of Prayers, Chiefly in Honor Our Lady's Sorrows. Sharon transcribed them for the readership of this site three years ago. They are to be prayed betweeen 3:00 p.m. today, Good Friday, and 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Holy Saturday.

Finally, although I regret having to interrupt these hours that are devoted to the mourning of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's death on the wood of the Holy Cross to effect our redemption, I discovered early this evening (when looking at an open page on a web browser that displayed a Pat Buchanan column about the possibility that President Trump is assembling a war cabinet, thereby seeing that Patrick had written an article entitled "Does the Pope Believe in Hell?") that Jorge Mario Bergoglio had repeated his belief in the annihilation of souls that the nonagernarian atheist founder of the Socialist rag called La Repubblica, Eugenio Scalfari, had reported for the first time three years, four days ago, that is, on March 26, 2015, which was then Thursday of Passion Week.

As I desire to keep my focus on the solemnity of this most holy day, I am not going to write about the latest Scalfari "interview" with Bergoglio, which was published on Holy Thursday, of all days, until Easter Monday. 

For the moment, however, I do want to highlight my own article about the Argentine Apostate's first reported belief in annihilationism, Looking More Plausible by the Moment, and another commentary,  , dealing with this pestilential creature's statement on November 26, 2016, that "eternal damnation is not a torture chamber."

What more can be said of a man who revels in denying the Catholic Faith with unalloyed boldness?

This all the more reason to make reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world, including those of a true figure of Antichrist and disciple of Judas Iscariot, Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

 

On The Most Solemn Day of the Year in 2018

This is the day that our sins transcended time and played their significant parts in putting God to death. The greatest crime in the history of the world was committed this day, Deicide, and we were among the guilty parties putting God on trial and then subjecting Him to horrible and painful humiliations and scourgings before we nailed Him to the wood of the Holy Cross, upon which He paid back to His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Father the debt of our sins.

Yes, there is no greater crime than Deicide. There is also no greater act of love in all of human history as Love Incarnate took upon Himself the guilt of our sins though He was guilty of nothing. It was out of love for His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Father's Holy Will and His matchless love for us that He, Who had instituted the Priesthood and the Eucharist last evening at the Last Supper, that He subjected Himself to the hands of us sinful men, even going so far as to make excuses for us, His executioners, as He hung on the gibbet of the Holy Cross.

This great act of sacrificial, redemptive love of the God-Man, Who had become Incarnate in His Most Blessed Mother's Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of God the Holy Ghost, is re-presented in an unbloody manner on altars of Sacrifice by true bishops and true priests every day of the year except for today, Good Friday. Our focus today is on mourning for our sins and expressing our gratitude that we have been redeemed by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as we ask Our Lady to help us to grow in a greater fervor for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as we grow more and more detached from even our Venial Sins and come to despise them as much as we despise any Mortal Sins that, God forbid, we may have committed.

This is a day of solemnity and sobriety, a day of total withdrawal from the world and its madness. We spend our time in church today as we keep Our Lord company at the Altar of Repose prior to noon and as we participate in the Mass of the Presanctified. Our sins put God to death. We helped to murder God in the very Flesh.

How does God repay us ungrateful and frequently lukewarm sinners? He gives us the true Church, born out of the Blood and Water that flowed forth from His wounded side when It was pierced by Saint Longinus's lance, making possible our regeneration in the Baptismal font and in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance, making it possible for us therefore to receive His very Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Most Blessed Sacrament in Holy Communion. And he give us His Blessed Mother, she who is our Co-Redemptrix, our Mediatrix and our Advocate, to be our Blessed Mother as He entrusts her to Saint John the Evangelist, whose fidelity to Our Lord on this day is meant to foreshadow our own fidelity by means of assisting at daily Mass frequently and of persevering until the point of our dying breaths in states of Sanctifying Grace by remaining a as close to Our Lady as he was.

Will we repay Our Divine Redeemer Who was nailed to the Cross this day with a true effort to amend our lives? Will we repay Our Divine Redeemer Who shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood this day with a greater effort to take seriously our consecration to His Most Sacred Heart through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary? Will we seek to live at all times in light of First and Last Things as we bear our own crosses with love and joy and gratitude?

Our Lady stands ready to help us to bring us to Calvary every day. Sure, we must make the same kind of effort as Saint Helena made to find the site of the True Cross in the Fourth Century as the Mass has indeed been taken away by spiritual robber barons. However, Our Lady does indeed stand ready to fortify us in our resolve never to return to the muck and the mire of a false church whose "pope" mocks the Holy Cross and makes of It an instrument of socialistic "justice" and Judeo-Masonic globalism.  

May we give thanks and praise to Our Lord through His Blessed Mother's Immaculate Heart this day for the wondrous mystery of His love that has made possible our eternal salvation.

(This reflection has been revised slightly prior to posting.)

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Enter the Passion, 2018

This article, written in 2008, is a reflection on the suffering that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ endured in the Garden of Gethsemane atop the Mount of Olives.

It is now the hour of darkness. Our Lord suffers in His Sacred Humanity as He contemplates the horror of coming into contact with the very antithesis of His Sacred Divinity, our sins. He sees all of the sins of  all men from the beginning until the end of time as He agonized in the Garden as the same three Apostles who accompanied Him to the top of Mount Thabor as He was Transfigured in glory before their very eyes, Saints Peter, James and John, fell fast asleep. May we stay awake and alert during this night as we keep Our Lord company in His Real Presence on the Altar of Repose (if at all possible in this time of apostasy and betrayal) as we render unto him acts of adoration, thanksgiving, reparation and petition through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

A reflection on Good Friday will be posted in about eight hours.

Finally, one way to keep Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother company during these hours when He was betrayed, brought before the Jewish leaders for a mock trial and then imprisoned before being brought before Pontius Pilate is to read Chapters XII through XXIX of The New English Edition of the Mystical City of God: The Transfixion, Book Six: The Transfixion.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

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