Magnificat (July 2, 2024)

Today is the magnificent feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to her cousin, Saint Elizabeth, and her preborn Divine Son’s preborn Precursor, Saint John the Baptist.

This date, July 2, marks the end of the period of Our Lady’s Visitation, which began on April 2, lasting until the day after the octave day of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. Our Lady’s perfect Charity for her cousin and her Divine Son’s Precursor should prompt us to perform the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy at all times, making sure as well to proclaim the Holy Name of Mary, she whom all generations are duty bound to call blessed, as the Mother of God who made possible our salvation by her perfect fiat to the will of God the Father at the Annunciation and who is the Queen of Heaven and on earth, the very Immaculate Conception who prays for us now and at the hour of our deaths.

I am working on the next original commentary, which I hope to complete late today, Tuesday, July 2, 2024. Work will then commence on a commentary about the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States of America about presidential immunity that is causing the histrionic denizens of the the false opposite of the naturalist "left" all manner of fits. Those who claim to want to protect "democracy" are unwilling to let the "people" render a verdict on who should be elected to the presidency on November 5, 2024, which is why they have resorted to lawfare.

This is a farcical system whose degeneration to this point is only the result of founding principles that provided no place for Christ the King and His true Church to guide men and their nations in all that pertains to the good of souls, upon which the entirety of social order rests.

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

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saints Processus and Martinian, pray for us.

Supreme Inconsistencies

The last original commentary on this site, Supreme Delusions Enable Supreme Tyrants to Supremely Crush Dissent, dealt with Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s unjustifiable finding that the petitioners seeking to permanently enjoin the administration of Rip van Winkle Biden from coercing various social media outlets to censor “disinformation.”

This commentary deals with the majority opinion written by Chief Justice John Glover, Jr., in the case of Loper Bright Enterprises v. Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce, June 28, 2024. As wrong as Roberts has been on many cases, he was correct in this case, although there are particular ironies about his overruling of the unconstitutional decision of the Court in the case of Chevron USA, Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, June 25, 1984, as he explicitly overruled Chevron. This is interesting as Roberts wrote in the case of Thomas E. Dobbs, Mississippi State Health Office v. Jackson Women’s Organization, June 24, 2022, that overturning Roe v. Wade was a violation of stare decisis. Well, I suppose there is stare decisis and then there is stare decisis.

Even though the Court also issued a major decision on Friday, June 28, 2024, concerning around three hundred people who have been convicted of “obstructing an official proceeding” for having trespassed on the grounds of the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, I am holding back on writing about that case until after the Court issues its decision on presidential immunity today, Monday, July 1, 2024, the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and the Commemoration of the Octave of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. I will comment on Friday case and the presidential immunity case in the same commentary, which may appear until Wednesday, July 3, 2024, the Feast of Pope Saint Leo II within the Octave of Saints Peter and Paul.

I will be working on another commentary today to be published by tomorrow, July 2, 2024, the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Commemoration of Saints Processus and Martinian.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

On the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, the Laver of Redemption (2024)

The Most Precious Blood of Jesus is our laver of redemption, as our own sins, each and every single one of them, caused It to be shed during the events of Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

It was the thought of coming into contact with the horror of our sins, the very antithesis of His Sacred Divinity, that caused Our Lord to sweat droplets of His Most Precious Blood in His Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane.

It was our sins that caused the Most Precious Blood of Jesus to be shed so terribly during His cruel scourging at the Pillar.

It was our sins that caused the Most Precious Blood of Jesus to be shed as He was crowned with thorns to mock His Sacred Kingship over men and their nations.

It was our sins that caused the Most Precious Blood of Jesus to continue to be shed from the scourging and the crowning as He walked up the steps to be judged by the Roman procurator, Pontius Pilate. Droplets of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus are still venerated by pilgrims as proceed on their knees up the Sancta Scala in Rome right across from the Basilica di San Giovanni Laterano.

It was our sins that caused the Most Precious Blood to be shed as Our Lord’s hands and knees were crucified. It was our sins that caused the Most Precious Blood of Jesus to be shed unto Its last drop as He hung on the gibbet of the Holy Holy Cross for three hours, flowing in a torrent as Our Lord’s wounded side was pierced with the lance of Saint Longinus.

What is It that is poured out onto our souls when they are Absolved by a true priest in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance?

The Most Precious Blood of Jesus.

The Most Precious Blood of Jesus strengthens us when we receive It worthily in Holy Communion.

It was the shedding of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus on the wood of the Holy Cross that ratified the New and Eternal Covenant He inaugurated at the Last Supper, thereby obliterating forever the old sacrifices of the blood of bulls and goats and lambs in Temple worship, thus superseding he Old Covenant of the Jews.

We must celebrate this great Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, which was pumped through Our Divine Redeemer’s Sacred Body by His Most Sacred Heart, the very font of Mercy, with gratitude that we, sinners who caused It to be shed in torrents under the most unspeakably cruel conditions, are bathed unto our redemption by Its merits.

May we never take the Most Precious Blood of Jesus for granted.

A blessed Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ and Octave Day of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist to you all! Today is also the First Friday of July, the month of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus.

A new commentary will be posted within moment's of this reflection's republication.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

As True in 67 A.D. As It Is in 2024: A True Pope Is Never in Need of "Conversion"

Although it is late in the day, it is still the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul.

This commentary discusses the simple fact that it would never be necessary for well-meaning Catholics , including those within the conciliar hierarchy, to pray for the "conversion" of a true pope, who is the guarantor of Catholic orthodoxy. The fact that they feel compelled to do so with Jorge Mario Bergoglio should be enough to convince them to realize that Senor Jorge is not a true pope and that the conciliar religion is nor Catholicism.

This commentary contains much of what has been included in recent articles, including in Dumbing Down the Papacy: 1976-2024However, I thought it useful on this great solemnity to provide yet another reminder of truths that those in the "resist" while recognize movement not only fail to accept but acttively reject in favor of myths about heretical popes and ever-changing criteria by which they have used to criticize one conciliar "pontiff" after another ("irreducible minima of truths" to which one msut hold a remain a member of the Catholic Church, "we obey God, not man," etc.) to defend the indefensible. 

A new commentary should appear tomorrow, the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Paul within the Octave of the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saints Perer and Paul, pray for us.

Supreme Delusions Enable Supreme Tyrants to Supremely Crush Dissent

This protracted commentary about the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the case of Murthy v. Missouri, June 26, 2024, was published about five hours ago, around 6:44 p.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time. It is now Midnight.

No, I did not watch the debate. I was praying for the various people, living and deceased, for whom I pray every day as the debate was taking place and spending some time in spiritual reading thereafter. 

Although I have read enough commentary about the debate to know that that the Adderall did not work for President in Name Only Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., the following comment made by former President Donald John Trump makes any satisfaction over Biden's incompetence on live television without a teleprompter even after a week's debate preparation at Camp David pale into insignificance:

TRUMP: First of all, the Supreme Court just approved the abortion pill. And I agree with their decision to have done that, and I will not block it.

And if you look at this whole question that you’re asking, a complex, but not really complex.

Fifty-one years ago, you had Roe v. Wade, and everybody wanted to get it back to the states, everybody, without exception, Democrats, Republicans, liberals, conservatives. Everybody wanted it back. Religious leaders.

And what I did is I put three great Supreme Court justices on the court, and they happened to vote in favor of killing Roe v. Wade and moving it back to the states. This is something that everybody wanted.

Now, 10 years ago or so, they started talking about how many weeks and how many of this are getting into other things, but every legal scholar, throughout the world, the most respected, wanted it brought back to the states. I did that.

Now the states are working it out. If you look at Ohio, it was a decision that was – it was – it was an end result that was a little bit more liberal than you would have thought. Kansas, I would say the same thing. Texas is different. Florida is different.

But they’re all making their own decisions right now. And right now, the states control it. That’s the vote of the people.

Like Ronald Reagan, I believe in the exceptions, I am a person that believes. And frankly, I think it’s important to believe in the exceptions. Some people, you have to follow your heart, some people don’t believe in that.

But I believe in the exceptions for rape, incest, and the life of the mother. I think it’s very important. Some people don’t. Follow your heart.

But you have to get elected also and – because that has to do with other things. You’ve got to get elected.

The problem they have is they’re radical because they will take the life of a child in the eighth month, the ninth month, and even after birth – after birth.

If you look at the former governor of Virginia, he was willing to do this. He said, we’ll put the baby aside and we’ll determine what we do with the baby. Meaning, we’ll kill the baby.

What happened is we brought it back to the states and the country is now coming together on this issue. It’s been a great thing. (READ: Biden-Trump debate partial rush transcript.)

So, Donald John Trump will not block access to human pesticides as he repeats the same garbage he has been repeating since September of last year. Those interested can read my commentaries on this craven betrayal to electoral expediency: Another Memorandum to Clueless Don from Queens: Catholics Do Not Compromise on TruthPontius Trump Washes His Hands of the Blood of Innocent Babies, and Your "Pro-Life" President is At It Again.

I have said this before. I am saying it again: There is nothing complex about killing a baby, and it does not matter whether that direct, intentional killing takes place by chemical or surgical means. Thou shalt not kill means that all innocent human life is inviolable without any exceptions whatsoever. 

Trump gave his canned answer, only adding the part about agreeing with the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the case of FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, June 14, 2024, that I discussed in The Supreme Masters of Sophistry Strike Again!.

No mas.

Apart from commenting on whoever it is that the organized crime family of the false opposite of the naturalist "left" will choose to replace the fully pro-abortion, pro-sodomite Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., to be its presidential nominee against the partly pro-abortion, pro-sodomite Donald John Trump, I am done with this absurdity. 

Suspend rationality if you choose to do so. 

However, no country can ever be made great, whether again or for the first time, on the blood of innocent human beings.

Pray for the miracle of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to get us out of this mess.

I hope to have another commentary published by around by sometime Saturday aftrnoon, June 29, 2024, the Feast of the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul.

Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us.

Saint Irenaeus, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Devotions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, June 27, 2024

I am working on a commentary about the truly deplorable decision, written by the statist named Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett (see ), in the case of Murthy v. Missouri, June 26, 2024. As the hour is very late and I was up early at this time yesterday posting what I hope will be my last concilarism article for a few weeks, What You Mean "We," Kemo Sabe, I simply do not have the ability to complete the new commentary. It is my hope to be back at the computer later today and to have it by posted by the early part of this evening, which I will not spend watching one more of the Adderall man debating the friend of the Log Cabin Republicans. I will read about the "debate" and will offer commentary next week based on what I read, but I will do so without any urgency.

Today, Thursday, June 27, 2024, is the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, which, although not on the General Roman Calendar, can be offered as it is otherwise a ferial day. 

With this in mind, therefore, I hereby offer devotions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help as I do most every year.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for us.

 

What You Mean "We," Kemo Sabe

“Bishop” Athanasius Schneider has rushed to criticize “Archbishop” Carlo Mario Vigano for the “irreverent” and “disrespectful” way Vigano has condemned many of Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s errors. Schneider, though, believes that his own consistent opposition to the Bergoglian agenda has been “respectful” and done of our “love” for the “pope” so that the latter can correct his errors.

You can’t make any of this up.

This is the theatre of the absurd.

Pray daily for the restoration of a true pope.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint William the Abbot, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Dumbing Down the Papacy: 1976-2024

Jorge Mario Bergoglio has finally gotten around to dealing with "Archbishop" Carlo Maria Vigano, who has probably been on his "to do" list for six years now. 

The conciliar show trial that is about to take place is yet another reminder of the existence of false opposites within the counterfeit church of conciliarism as both the Jacobins/Bolshevik "ultra-progressives" and the Girondist/Menshevik "traditionalists" accept much of the conciliar revolution, including its inversion of the ends proper to Holy Matrimony. No one can be a "defender" of faith he does not possess, and to accept, as "Archbishop" Vigano does, the "teaching" of Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini/Paul VI and Karol Joszef Wojtyla/John II about subordinating the proccreation and education of children to the "unitive" end of the good of the spouses and to believe, as Vigano does, that the dogmatic evolutionism and uber-ecueminism of Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI was a defender of "tradition" disqualifies one from being a defender of Catholicism as, to quote Saint Robert Bellarmine, "." 

The first four pages or so of this commentary provides some purely speculative analysis as to why Senor Jorge is acting against Vigano now at the same time a study on redefining the exercise of Papal Primacy and the expected publication of a putative document that totally prohibits the staging of the modernized version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition before reprising other material that has been included in other commentaries in the past.

There have been a few susbstantive and grammatical revisions made since this commentary was posted around nine hours ago.

Pray daily for the restoration of a true pope on the Throne of Saint Peter!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

On the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, June 24, 2024

Today's great feast, coming as it does six months, one day prior to Christmas Day, is only one of three in the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church that commemorates a physical birth (or Nativity). Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Nativity in Bethlehem in celebrated on Christmas Day, December 25. Our Lady Nativity is celebrated on September 8. And Our Lord's Precursor, the son of Saint Elizabeth, Saint John the Baptist, is privileged to have his own Nativity celebrated this very day. This is a tremendous feast day in the life of the Catholic Church. 

Saint John the Baptist, the last of the Old Testament prophets, prepared the way for the coming of Our Lord prior to the assumption of His Public Ministry. Freed from Original Sin in the womb of his mother, Saint Elizabeth, who was Saint Anne's cousin, at the moment of Our Lady's Visitation, Saint John the Baptist preached fearlessly to convert sinners from their sinful ways and to prepare them to accept his Cousin, God Incarnate, as their Redeemer. He also knew that he had to decrease in stature in the world as Our Lord increased following His symbolic baptism in the Jordan River, during which, of course, God the Father sent a dove, symbolizing God the Holy Ghost, spoke to tell us in no uncertain terms, "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased" (Matthew 3: 17), a proclamation that would God the Father repeated at Our Lord's Transfiguration (Matthew 17: 5).

Saint John the Baptist fearlessly proclaimed the truth. He lost his head for doing so. In like manner, of course, we must proclaim the truth, doing so out of fidelity to Our Lord as He has revealed Himself to His true Church, and in true Charity for the eternal good of others, recognizing at all times that we are but weak vessels of clay, full of faults and failings, who must make much reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for our sins.

It is not easy to speak truth to those in power. Saint John the Baptist knew this.

Those in power, such as King Herod the Tetrarch, who was married illicitly to his brother's wife even though his brother was still very much alive, frequently believe themselves to be beyond criticism and that each of their decisions are binding upon the consciences of all others, a power that Our Lord has given exclusively to true popes, who can indeed bind our consciences.

Those in civil power, however, tend to think of themselves as demigods whose musings on this or that subject carry great significance. No matter who the President of the United States of America is, for example, it is invariably the case that some sort variation of one false, naturalistic presupposition after another is supposed to be accepted by the populace as the foundation for the common good domestically and for peace internationally. These "demigods" can't possibly be wrong, of course. They believe that their shallow words and empty and sometimes contradictory statements are received from on high (actually, their words and actions come from below!) and anyone who dares to dissent from them is suspect of being a "domestic terrorist." 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio: The Antithesis of the Holy Virtues of Saint John the Baptist

This very brief follow-up to today's other revised reflection based on prayers found in The Raccolta in honor of Saint John the Baptist, the last of the Old Testament Prophets. Readers will see that these beautiful prayers explain the holy mission of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour’s Precursor and Cousin and explain everything that Jorge Mario Bergoglio, an Anti-Saint John the Baptist, if you will, is not and will never be.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

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