Men Who Are At War With God By Means of Their Sins Will be At War With Each Other

The hour is very late (or early!).

However, this is a brief reflection on the spate of bloodletting in various shooting sprees that is but a symptom of the warfare that men wage against God by means of their unrepented sins and that can be remedied only by the conversion of men and their nations to the true Faith, not by the draconian statist measures proposed by the “woke” President In Name Only Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.

Part twelve of “Sin: More Dangerous Than the Coronavirus” is being written, but it may not be completed until Good Shepherd Sunday. My work must be so singularly focused on this project that I will not have any intervening commentaries between now and then, although I will be updating the Donations page later today. Thank you,

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Hermenegild, pray for us.

A Brief Reflection on Pope Saint Leo the Great and Low Sunday

Herewith is a brief reflection on what is today, April 11, 2021, Low Sunday on the commemorated Feast of Pope Saint Leo the Great.

The readings for Matins contained in today’s Divine Office summarizes the nature of the purity of the papacy as the absolute guarantor of doctrinal orthodoxy at all times:

When the Lord, as we read in the Evangelist, asked His disciples Who did men, amid their divers speculations, believe that He, the Son of Man, was; blessed Peter answered and said Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father, Which is in heaven and I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it; and I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Thus therefore standeth the ordinance of the Truth, and blessed Peter, abiding still that firm rock which God hath made him, hath never lost that right to rule in the Church which God hath given unto him.

In the universal Church it is Peter that doth still say every day, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God, and every tongue which confesseth that Jesus is Lord is taught that confession by the teaching of Peter. This is the faith that overcometh the devil and looseth the bands of his prisoners. This is the faith which maketh men free of the world and bringeth them to heaven, and the gates of hell are impotent to prevail against it. With such ramparts of salvation hath God fortified this rock, that the contagion of heresy will never be able to infect it, nor idolatry and unbelief to overcome it. This teaching it is, my dearly beloved brethren, which maketh the keeping of this Feast to-day to be our reasonable service, even the teaching which maketh you to know and honour in myself, lowly though I be, that Peter who is still entrusted with the care of all other shepherds and of all the flocks to them committed, and whose authority I have, albeit unworthy to be his heir.

When, therefore, we address our exhortations to your godly ears, believe ye that ye are hearing him speak whose office we are discharging. Yea, it is with his love for you that we warn you, and we preach unto you no other thing than that which he taught, entreating you that ye would gird up the loins of your mind and lead pure and sober lives in the fear of God. My disciples dearly beloved, ye are to me, as the disciples of the Apostle Paul were to him, (Phil. iv. 1,) a crown and a joy, if your faith, which, in the first times of the Gospel, was spoken of throughout the whole world, Rom. i. 8, abide still lovely and holy. For, albeit it behoveth the whole Church which is spread throughout all the world, to be strong in righteousness, you it chiefly becometh above all other peoples to excel in worth and godliness, whose house is built upon the very crown of the Rock of the Apostle, and whom not only hath our Lord Jesus Christ, as He hath redeemed all men, but whom also His blessed Apostle Peter hath made the foremost object of his teaching. (Pope Saint Leo the Great, as found in Matins, The Divine Office, Feast of Pope Saint Leo the Great.)

Well, it is all there, isn’t it?

One must engage in all kinds of intellectual gymnastics to believe that the contagion of heresy is not rife within the counterfeit church of conciliarism, which is why all those who are not yet convinced of the truth of our ecclesiastical situation in this time of apostasy and betrayal should re-read these words:

This is the faith which maketh men free of the world and bringeth them to heaven, and the gates of hell are impotent to prevail against it. With such ramparts of salvation hath God fortified this rock, that the contagion of heresy will never be able to infect it, nor idolatry and unbelief to overcome it. (Pope Saint Leo the Great, as found in Matins, The Divine Office, Feast of Pope Saint Leo the Great.)

Jorge Mario Bergoglio has esteemed the symbols of idolaters. So have Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and “Saint John Paul II” before his own election as the head of the false conciliar sect on March 13, 2013, and Bergoglio has shown repeatedly that he has no belief in the integrity of the Catholic Faith. So have his predecessors in the past sixty-two and one-half years.

There is also a very brief reflection about Low Sunday contained at the end of this briefest of commentaries.

Finally, I want to call your attention to a very important post about the conciliar fascination with the "salvation" of Judas Iscariot that can be found at Novus Ordo Watch. Although I had no idea about the article in L'Osservatore Romano that is the subject of the post in question, no less any foreknowledge about a portrait of Judas Iscariot that hangs in Jorge Mario Bergoglio's living quarters, I did republish Conciliarism’s Patron Saint: Judas Iscariot on Spy Wednesday, March 31, 2021, which some of you may have missed, obviously, because of Holy Week. There is never really anything "new" under the sun of Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his false religious sect of conciliarism. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Leo the Great, pray for us.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio Blasphemes Saint Alphonsus de Liguori

As it was important to defend the doctrine of Our Lady as our Co-Redemptrix, much time was spent before and then during Holy Week to complete and then publish Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the Biggest Fool of Them All, which put this own commentary on hold until after the Paschal Triduum.

Although it took three full days to complete, I can now present to you a detailed commentary about Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s blasphemous misrepresentation of the life and the work of Saint Alphonsus de Liguori in an address he gave at the Alphonsianum in Rome, Italy on Tuesday in Passion Week, March 23, 2021, fifteen days ago.

I suppose that it is time, having collected all the necessary source documentation over the past few weeks, to start the work of organizing and writing “Sin: More Dangerous Than the Coronavirus, part twelve.” This commentary will take the better part of a full week to complete.

Finally, yes, the need for non-tax-deductible financial gifts continues.

Thank you.

Father Francis X. Weninger's First Sermon for Easter Monday

As promised, I am providing you with Father Francis X. Weninger’s first sermon for Easter Monday as it is every timely despite its being written and delivered around one hundred thirty-five years ago.

This sermon, which the book publisher explains in a prefatory note was written in German, focused on the persecution of Holy Mother Church, and believing Catholics by the thirty-third degree Freemasonic Chancellor of the German Empire, Otto von Bismarck, during the Kulturkampf that began shortly after the end of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871. Father Weninger’s exhortation for courage in the midst of this persecution will provide Catholics today with great encouragement in the midst of the persecutions and acts of government repression that are employed here in the United States of America and elsewhere in the so-called “civilized” world during the plandemic.

Please take the time to read this truly inspirational sermon. You will not regret doing so.

Great headway was made on the next original article for this site. It is my hope to complete work on it today for posting by Easter Tuesday morning.

Finally, yes, the need for non-tax-deductible financial gifts remains rather crucial now.

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Our Lady of the Rosary,

Saint Vincent Ferrer, O.P. (whose feast is suppressed today), pray for us.

There is An 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.

Three Easter Sermons of Father Francis X. Weninger, S. J.

Although I will republish my own Easter Sunday reflection shortly, I thought that it would be a useful service to the relatively few people who access this site regularly to publish each of Father Francis X. Weninger’s sermons for Easter Sunday.

The next original article may not appear until Easter Tuesday, but I will a treat for you tomorrow: another of Father Weninger’s sermons that, though written about Otto von Bismarck’s Kulturkampf without using the word, is as applicable to the state of the so-called “civilized world” today as it was one hundred thirty-eight years ago.

Alleluia! Christ the King is Risen today! Alleluia!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

A Holy Saturday Reflection: Anticipating the Glory of Our Lord's Easter Victory

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.

Spiritual Resource: A Good Friday/Holy Saturday Morning Devotion: 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. They are to be prayed betweeen 3:00 p.m. today, Good Friday, and 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Holy Saturday.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Father Francis X. Weninger's Third Sermon for Good Friday: "O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?"

My own reflectoin on Good Friday has been republished below. I am also offering anyone who accesses this site today, Good Friday, April 2, 2021 the third sermon given by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, S.J., nearly one hundred forty years ago. His is the superior reflection! (Father Weninger's first sermon for Good Friday is found is appended at the end of Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the Biggest Fool of Them All).

We adore Thee, O Christ, and we praise Thee, because by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.

Hail, O Holy Cross, our own glorious and precious hope.

Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs and Mother of Sorrows, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Saint Mary Magdalene, pray for us.

The Most Solemn Day of the Year in 2021: Good Friday

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.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.


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