Saint Basil the Great: "Perhaps You Have Not Met A Catholic Bishop Before"

Today's republished article, which was written nine years ago now and revised again last year, attempts to draw comparisons between Saint Basil the Great's battles with the Arians and our own battles with the lords of the counterfeit church of conciliarism and their apologists. I had forgotten, prior to re-reading the article, just how many little nuggets from Dom Prosper Gueranger's The Liturgical Year are contained in its text.

Here is one just nugget:

"Peace is just what Basil desired as much as anybody; but the peace for which he would give his life could be only that true peace left to the Church by our Lord. What he so vigorously exacted on the grounds of faith proceeded solely from his very love of peace. And therefore, as he himself tells us, he absolutely refused to enter into communion with those narrow-minded men who dread nothing so much as a clear, precise expression of dogma; in his eyes their captious formulas and ungraspable shiftings were but the action of hypocrites, in whose company he would scorn to approach God's altar. As to those miserably misled, 'Let the faith of our fathers be proposed to them with all tenderness and charity; if they will assent thereunto, let us receive them into our midst; in other cases, let us dwell with ourselves alone, regardless of numbers; and let us keep aloof from equivocating souls, who are not possessed of that simplicity without guile, indispensably required in the early days of the Gospel from all who would approach to the the faith. The believers, so it is written, had but one heart and one soul. Let those, therefore, who would reproach us for not desiring pacification, mark well who are the real authors of the disturbance and so not point the question of reconciliation on our side any more.'"(Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year.) 

The authors of disturbance today are not those of us who point out the errors and blasphemes and sacrileges of the conciliar "popes," including Jorge Mario Bergoglio, but those who are silent about and/or enable these offenses, a silence that prevails these days among so many "conservative" and "traditionally-minded" priests and presbyters in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

Today, Whit Friday, is an Ember Day, a day of total abstinence from meat and a fast day that obliges all between the ages of twenty-one and fifty-nine, although those of us who are well over fifty-nine should fast out of love for God and the need to make reparation for our sins. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Basil the Great, pray for us.

Set Aflame This Day for the Conversion of Men and Their 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, 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 the world.

The Catholic Church can only give 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!

Our Lady of the Cenacle,  pray for us.

On the Vigil of Pentecost (2019)

As noted two days ago, new articles will be few and far between in the next thirteen days. The best that I can do for you today is offer this  slightly revised 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 give 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 Cenacle, pray for us.

Gypsy George: Religious Indifferentist and Blasphemer Par Excellence

Well, this will be the final original commentary for a little over two weeks, although I will repost reflections on the Vigil of Pentecost, Pentecost Sunday, Trinity Sunday and the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. There might be several other older articles highlighted as circumstances necessitated.

This current commentary deals with some of the comments made by Gypsy George, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, during his in-flight press conference from Romania to Rome on Sunday, June 2, 2019.

May God have mercy on us all!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Norbert, pray for us.

On the Feast of Saint Boniface, the Apostle to Germany

Although I had been working on a long commentary concerning Special Persecutor Robert Mueller’s parting shots at President Donald John Trump as he exited, excuse me, Snagglepuss, stage far, far left, and was felled most of the past two days by a combination of a virus and some cracked ribs (gee, cracked ribs can always get in the way of a good article, can’t they?), I did manage to notice last evening while opening my computer for the first time during the day after having to deal with major front end problems with a 2018 minivan that the Argentine Apostate was at his religiously indifferentist best during his in-flight press conference from Romania.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio said nothing new in his in-flight press conference from Romania that he has not said before about the Orthodox in particular and false ecumenism in general. However, I have interrupted my writing about Mueller (and will not resume the writing until we return from a trip back to Long Island for my high school class’s fiftieth reunion on June 14, 2019, Whit Friday and Ember Day) in order to start work on a commentary the Argentine Apostate's remarks. The next original commentary contains about as much “new” as befits dealing with the broken record that the Modernist from Buenos Aires deserves.

Oh, come to think about it, I do have another thing or two to say about why I am in no rush to complete my commentary on Deep State’s past and continued efforts to overthrow the results of the November 8, 2016, presidential election. Correction, I only have one thing to say: the effort of Deep State to oppose, thwart and to seek the ouster of President Donald John Trump has given the latter perfect cover to promote the decriminalization of sodomy globally by giving full support to “pride” events that are nothing other than diabolical mockery of the fact that this month of June is the month of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. 

What am I talking about?

This:

As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions that LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation. My Administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invites all nations to join us in this effort! ("Statement by the President.)

One might notice that the "Statement by the President" listed at the White House's official website did not disclose the statement's subject matter. Talk about false opposites. You could have had this with Madame Defarge. It's all a farce. Evil gets advanced no matter who is in the White House. What a farce.

You want to wear the “MAGA” hats?

Be my guest.

Our goal should be to Make America Catholic, a goal that is incompatible with the promotion of one of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.

Saint Boniface, pray for us.

On the Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (2019)

This is a revised reflection in honor of the of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which was instituted by Pope Pius XII in 1954. This feast is annually on May 31 at the conclusion of the month of May, which is the month of Our Lady.

Every person on the face of this earth is called to honor Mary our Immaculate Queen. Every nation on this earth is called to give public honor to the Queen of Heaven and of Earth, Our Lady, she who made possible our very salvation by her perfect Fiat to the Holy Will of God the Father at the Annunciation. It is fitting that we end her month, the month of May, with this great feast as we hope end our lives with the help of her prayers so that we can enjoy an unending Easter Sunday of glory in Paradise as we give all adoration and worship to the Most Blessed Trinity and give her our due love, honor and gratitude.

(My commentary on Robert Mueller, a ghoul of a Deep State swamp creature, will be posted no later than Monday, June 3, 2019. Thank you.)

Our Lady, Queen of Heaven and of Earth, pray for us.

Saint Petronilla, pray for us.

Christ the King Takes His Throne in Heaven

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's forty days' of teaching the Apostles after his glorious Resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday culminated this very day, Ascension Thursday, as He instructed the Eleven as follows before going up into Heaven from Mount Olivet at whose foot He had suffered His Agony in the Garden six weeks before as Saints Peter, James and John slumbered:

"And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And seeing him they adored: but some doubted. And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world." (Matthew 28: 16-20.)

'There is no "expiration" date on this command. Indeed, the commentary in the Bishop Richard Challoner version of the Douay-Rheims Bible explains that the command is in force until Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ comes in glory on the Last Day to judge the living and the dead and that His Church could never go astray, meaning, of course, that it is impossible for the Catholic Church to give any impression at all that God is pleased with false religions such as Mohammedanism and Talmudic Judaism, which is what the conciliar "popes" have done consistently in the past fifty-nine years, having reached the point of complete absurdity now under Jorge Mario Bergoglio:

18 "All power"... See here the warrant and commission of the apostles and their successors, the bishops and pastors of Christ's church. He received from his Father all power in heaven and in earth: and in virtue of this power, he sends them (even as his Father sent him, St. John 20. 21) to teach and disciple, not one, but all nations; and instruct them in all truths: and that he may assist them effectually in the execution of this commission, he promises to be with them, not for three or four hundred years only, but all days, even to the consummation of the world. How then could the Catholic Church ever go astray; having always with her pastors, as is here promised, Christ himself, who is the way, the truth, and the life. St. John 14."

The Catholic Church can never go astray. She is infallible. She does not give us any "new ecclesiology" or "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity" to deconstruct the meaning of dogmatic truth, thus attacking the essence of the nature of God Himself, or false ecumenism. Her pastors do not esteem the symbols and values and places of false religions and they do not engage in "inter-religious" "prayer" services. Her pastors do not teach that false religions have a "right" from God to propagate their false beliefs publicly and they do not praise those false beliefs for being "able" to "contribute" to the building of a "better" world. Pastors of the Catholic Church insist always and at all times that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order with no equivocation, uncertainty, ambiguity or obscurity of any kind. As Pope Pius XI noted in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928, there is need to "strain" to "find" Catholicism in the pronouncements made by Holy Mother Church:

"For the teaching authority of the Church, which in the divine wisdom was constituted on earth in order that revealed doctrines might remain intact for ever, and that they might be brought with ease and security to the knowledge of men, and which is daily exercised through the Roman Pontiff and the Bishops who are in communion with him, has also the office of defining, when it sees fit, any truth with solemn rites and decrees, whenever this is necessary either to oppose the errors or the attacks of heretics, or more clearly and in greater detail to stamp the minds of the faithful with the articles of sacred doctrine which have been explained. " (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)

How has the integrity of the doctrine of the First Commandment been stamped on "minds of the faithful" by the words and deeds of the conciliar "popes"?

Christ the King has taken His throne in Heaven. We must ascend with Him in our thoughts and prayers at all times as we refuse to have our minds and hearts poisoned by the words and the deeds of the false shepherds of the counterfeit church of conciliarism who dare to blaspheme God so regularly and so openly and/or who refuse to open their mouths in defense of the honor and majesty and glory of God when He is so blasphemed and offended.

As the angel made clear to the Eleven as they looked into the sky as Our Lord disappeared from their sight on this day, there is work for us to do:

"They therefore who were come together, asked him, saying: Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? But he said to them: It is not for you to know the times or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power: But you shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they were beholding him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in white garments. " Who also said: Ye men of Galilee, why stand you looking up to heaven? This Jesus who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, as you have seen him going into heaven. Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is nigh Jerusalem, within a sabbath day's journey. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Jude the brother of James. All these were persevering with one mind in prayer with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren." (Acts 1: 6-14.)

Yes, we can't stand around all day long looking into the sky. There is work for us to do before Our Lord comes for us at the moment of our own Particular Judgments, which can come at any hour and on any day, and at the end of the world to judge the living and the dead. 

The work that we have to do is to sanctify and to save our immortal souls as members of the Catholic Church, work that requires us to be attentive to the graces that were won for us on the wood of the Holy Cross by the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood and the flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces. And to cooperate with the graces that Our Lady sends we must be fortified in prayer, which is one of the reasons that we must keep most assiduously the first Novena in the history of the Church, the Novena to God the Holy Ghost. Our Lady was separated from her Divine Son when He Ascended to Heaven. She was united to Him, however, by means of her reception of His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in Holy Communion. She was united to the Apostles and the others who prayed in the same Upper Room where He had instituted the Holy Priesthood and the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. She is united to us. She is our Blessed Mother. We need to ask her for all the graces that we need to save and to sanctify our souls as we eschew worldliness, which is the theme of today's substantially revised article, and as we refuse to participate in the fraud of a false religion, conciliarism, that is replete with daily outrages given to her Divine Son, starting with the outrage that is the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service, and as we make much reparation for our sins and those of the whole world as the consecrated slaves of her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.

Today is also the sixtieth anniversary of my First Holy Communion at Saint Aloysius Church in Great Neck, New York, on Saturday, May 30, 1959. I remember and treasure the day very well. Please pray for my fellow First Communicants, living and deceased, and for the priests and religious, living and deceased, assigned to Saint Aloysius Church and School at that time. Thank you.

A new article, , was published early on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, the Feast of Saint Mary Magdelene de Pazzi and the commemorations of the Vigil of the Ascension of Our Lord and of the Rogation Day on which the Lesser Litanies were prayed. 

Finally, I will have a few words to say about the smarmy creature who dwells in the the deepest part of the Deep State's swamp, Rober Mueller, in a few days, who has made it clear that he follows Soviet-style "justice": "You show me the man, I'll show you the crime." The coup is on, and it is rolling at breakneck speed down the impeachment road.

A blessed Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ to you all.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

[Saints whose feasts are not commemorated today because they are impeded]:

Pope Saint Felix I, pray for us.

Saint Ferdinand III, King of Leon and Castille, pray for us,

Saint Joan of Arc, Apostle of Christ the King, pray for us.

Double-Minded Jorge Knows Every Trick in the Modernist Book

This article has taken three full days to compose. Work started on the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost by transcribing material from Dom Prosper Gueranger’s The Liturgical Year before proceeding to the task of writing the text and of providing documentation from our true popes. Your patience is appreciated.

Oh, you want to know what this commentary is about?

Well, isn’t the title a bit of a giveaway?

Suffice it to say before I sleep that two of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s recent addresses have provided the “launching pad” for this new commentary.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, pray for us.

Sant Bede the Venerable, pray for us.

Pope John Saint I, pray for us.

Saint Augustine of Canterbury, pray for us.

Always Consigned to Arguing About the Inarguable, part two

[Specific page citations have been inserted into indented texts that quoted from the Catholic grade school reader entitled With Courage and Faith that was published in 1941. The appendix includes a poem, "Washington's Birthday," which was included in the De La Salle Fith Reader (published in 1922), that was written by a a Calvinist of the "Dutch Reformed" sect by the name of Margaret Sangster. False ecumenism and nationalism were being spoonfed to young American Catholics, making it little wonder that there was a ready reception of the "Second" Vatican Council and the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service. Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us!]

This is a follow-up, replete with an appendix filled with examples of Americanism as taught to Catholic school children nearly eighty years ago, to the commentary published on the Fourth Sunday after Easter and the Commemoration of Pope Saint Peter Celestine, which begins by discussing President Donald John Trump’s objections to the State of Alabama’s almost-total ban on surgical baby-killing and for long prison sentences against baby-killers.

Much of the commentary, however, is devoted to a discussion of the conciliar “bishops’” long-held support for “exceptions” as a matter of “strategic” expediency without ever having one proposed, no less lobbied for, completely no-exceptions legislation when it might have been possible for such a total ban to have passed muster in Congress in the immediate aftermath of the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, January 22, 1973. Obviously, men who can offend God by breaking the First and Second Commandments by engaging in false ecumenism and praising false religions can find it pretty acceptable to refuse to stand up to the butchers of Modernity and their political enablers.

The concluding part of the commentary examines the precepts of Americanism that have been reviewed many times on this site. I do so again for the sake of those who are new to this website and with a bit of a new twist by, as noted just above, commenting upon pure Americanist propaganda that made its way to books used in Catholic elementary schools in the 1940s and 1950s. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John Baptist de Rossi, pray for us.

Always Consigned to Arguing About the Inarguable, part one

My brother once said in the 1960s that our father’s attorney was deserving of what he called “the Bronze Turtle Award” for the slow pace at which he handled legal cases.

Well, I suppose that I am worthy of the “Bronze Turtle Award” for being so slow to get new commentaries posted. However, I am doing the best that I can given the book projects that are underway.

This commentary focuses on the almost-total ban on surgical baby-killing in the State of Alabama and some of the reaction to it, most notably that of one of the supporter of Red China’s one-child per family program (which has become a “two-child per family program in recent year), namely, Marion Gordon “Pat” Robertson, whose net worth is estimated to range from $200 million to $1 billion dollars. Heresy and error pay in this life, not in eternity.

Part two, which will focus on the conciliar “bishops” and Americanism, will be published in a few days.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Peter Celestine, pray for us.

Saint Pudentiana, pray for us.

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