The Most Solemn Day of the Year [2016]

Enter the Passion (2016)

Republished: Novi et Aeterni Testamenti: A Maundy Thursday Reflection

oday is Maundy Thursday, the beginning of the Paschal Triduum of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

This is the day on which Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ instituted the Holy Priesthood and the Eucharist at the Last Supper for our sanctification and salvation. Although Our Lord would enter deep into His Passion immediately after the completion of the Last Supper as He suffered His Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, He wonderfully gave us the Holy Priesthood of the New Dispensation as He instituted the New and Eternal Covenant that He would ratify by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross tomorrow, Good Friday. We must express our gratitude to Him at all times for giving us the Priesthood so that we can have access on a daily basis to His own Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in Holy Communion, made present for us on altars of Sacrifice by true bishops and true priests in this time of apostasy and betrayal.

This is a day to keep watch with Our Lord in His Real Presence at the Altar of Repose, remembering most importantly to beg Our Lady to make more and more voluntary sacrifices to make reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of her Divine Son through her own Immaculate Heart for our sins and those of the whole world.

Finally, although I will have a new Good Friday reflection tomorrow to accompany an older one, I am not going to post any commentary on the many fast breaking events in the world until Easter Monday.

A most blessed Paschal Triduum to you all.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

(A new article, delayed by internet connection problems, is posted immediately below this reflection.)

Crowning Christ the King Anew With Newer and Sharper Crowns of Thorns

Our Lord is crowned anew by those, doing the bidding of the adversary, who have deified themselves as demigods in the midst of the worlds of Modernity and Modernism. Warfare against Christ the King has been waged with great intensity for nearly five hundred years. Yet it is that the conciliar officials congratulate the Protestants and naturalists for the “positive developments” that have occurred since then.

Positive developments.

Try telling that to the people of Belgium, who are suffering without realizing that they are the victims of a warfare against the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law that they participate in on a daily basis. Men who pursue things repugnant to the peace and happiness of eternity can never realize temporal order and security in this passing, mortal vale of tears.

A reflection on Maundy Thursday will be posted shortly. Internet connection problems have delayed this article’s publication.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Saint Benedict of Nursia's Intolerance for Conciliarism

This is a substantially revised reflection that contrasts the work of Saint Benedict of Nursia, whose feast is downgraded to a commemoration today, Monday of Holy Week, March 21, 2016 (which is the fifty-fifth anniversary of my Confirmation at the hands of Bishop Walter P. Kellenberg, the founding Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, at Saint Aloysius Church, Great Neck, New York), with that of the two most recent conciliar “popes.”

Much time has been spent to give attention to Bergoglio’s denial of the commission that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ gave to the Eleven on Ascension Thursday to convert all men to the true Faith. Saint Benedict of Nursia had an intolerance for such teaching. So should we.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Saint Benedict of Nursia, pray for us.

Jorge the Demon Just Never Rests

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is like unto a demon, a man whose work reaffirming hardened sinners in their lives of perdition knows no respite. The Argentine Apostate is as ceaseless in his efforts to demonize believing Catholics who exercise the Spiritual Works of Mercy by admonishing sinners as he is ceaseless in his efforts to make a persistence in sin to be a show of “love” for the Divine Redeemer, Christ the King.

Republished: From Eden to Palm Sunday

This is Palm Sunday. We have now entered into the most solemn week of the year as we withdraw more and more from the world and its false allurements to unite ourselves as never before with the events of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’s Passion and Death prior to experiencing the glory of His Resurrection following the Mass on Holy Saturday, March 26, 2016, and on Easter Sunday, thus beginning a marvelous celebration of the Octave of Easter and the Easter season.

We need Our Lady’s help to keep and to intensify our Lenten penances this week. May our reliance upon the Most Sorrowful Mysteries of her Holy Rosary aid us in understanding what our sins did to her Divine Son and to her and how grateful we must be for being the unmerited beneficiaries of the Mercy won for us on the wood of the Holy Cross and for being given from that Cross so great and wonderful and perfect a mother as she, Our Blessed Mother, is to us by Our Divine Redeemer Himself.

"From Eden to Palm Sunday" is a substantial revision of a reflection that I wrote for the printed pages of Christ or Chaos in 1997. Given the vastness of the subject, this reflection is pitifully, woefully inadequate. The revised article is really a condensed version of what is gone into in greater detail in the Living in the Shadow of the Cross lecture program. About half of the lecture program deals with material condensed in the current article. Obviously, Holy Week is not time to watch this lecture program! However, it is there for those who are interested at some point during the months that follow.

To greet Christ the King this Palm Sunday and every day of our lives, we must not let anything get in the way of letting Him treat us according to the tender mercies of His Most Sacred Heart, remembering that nothing anyone does to us, says about us or causes us to suffer is the equal of what one of our least Venial Sins caused Him to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His fearful Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross and that caused those Swords of Sorrow to be pierced through and through the Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother.

Our fervor during this week of weeks must be genuine, and we must beg Our Lady, especially by meditating upon the Sorrowful Mysteries of her Most Holy Rosary, to help us persist in this fervor moment by moment, day by day, week in and week out, month after month, year after year until the time when we meet Christ the King, Our Crucified and Risen Saviour, at the moment of our Particular Judgment.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Republished: Saint Joseph, Our Friend and Protector

Today, of course, is the great Feast of Saint Joseph, the Chaste Spouse of Our Lady, the just and silent man of the House of David.

Saint Joseph denied himself his biological fatherhood in order to serve as the ever-virginal spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the most loving foster-father to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. In him, Saint Joseph, is to be found every virtue for a husband and father to imitate: patience, charity, forbearance in all difficulties, fortitude, perseverance, temperance, and total self-abnegation. Those of us who are husbands and fathers must learn to be more silent, to learn to be more loving, to learn to be more patient, to learn to be more meek, to learn to be ever-ready to worker harder and harder at our life's work so as to help our wives and our children to live as redeemed creatures here below in order to know eternal happiness hereafter in Heaven.

Saint Joseph is the model of home life and the patron of artisans, the protector of widows and orphans, the patron of those who are in danger of death. May we invoke his patronage each day after we invoke that of his Most Chaste Spouse, Our Lady, and never be slow to turn to him in our spiritual and temporal needs:

"O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O thou Saint Joseph, do assist me by thy powerful intercession, and obtain for me from thy divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of fathers. O Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee, and Jesus asleep in thy arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. Saint Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me. Amen!"

A blessed Feast of Saint Joseph to you all!

Yes, the next article is close to being completed. Another article, which will take aim once again at the hapless Willard Mitt Romney, will follow shortly thereafter. Even though I am not commenting much about the ongoing farce of naturalism, it is nevertheless opportune to reiterate a few points about the ultimate "flip flopping flop flipper" who was partly pro-life/partly pro-abortion before becoming completely pro-abortion for thirty-four years before flipping back again to taking the partly pro-life/partly pro-abortion position once again. This is the moral voice of the organized crime family of the false opposite of the naturalist "right." (Much of the information in the Romney commentary will come from "Without Any Rational Foundation," which was published on this site on October 24, 2012, the Feast of Saint Raphael the Archangel. (I am sorry, but hyperlinks cannot be inserted in summaries that serve as introductions to these articles.)

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Passiontide, 2016

Unfathomable. Just unfathomable

Only a handful of genuine mystics and truly gifted spiritual masters have been able to comprehend the unfathomable mysteries of grief that overwhelmed the fairest creature of our race, Our Lady, as those Seven Swords of Sorrow were plunged through and through her Immaculate Heart.

We sin so casually, so thoughtlessly, so repeatedly, rarely giving a moment’s worth of a meditation to how our least Venial Sins caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer unspeakable horrors during His Passion and Death, horrors that penetrated the Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother as she, conceived without any stain of Original or Actual Sin, suffered in a perfect communion of Hearts with Him.

It cannot be that way with us from this day forward. We are on the cusp of Holy Week, ending now the first week in Passiontide, Passion Week. We must enter deep into the mysteries of our salvation, which was wrought for us by the perfect obedience of the Word made Flesh in Our Lady’s Virginal and Immaculate Womb to the Will of His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Father. We must quit our sins once and for all, recognizing how they caused the God-Man and His Most Blessed Mother to suffer, how they wound our own souls, which have been purchased by the shedding of every single drop of the Divine Redeemer’s Most Precious Blood, and how they have brought great sorrow into the Heart out of which was formed Our Redeemer’s Most Sacred Heart. No more sin. No more joking about sin. No more dismissiveness about the gravity of sin. We must repent and amend our lives as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Our Lady brought forth her Divine Son painlessly and miraculously. She brought us forth in great pain as the adopted children of the Living God as she stood so valiantly by the foot of the Cross on Good Friday. She stands by the foot of her Divine Son’s Most Holy Cross in every true offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by a true bishop or a true priest. We must stand by her each day at Holy Mass as we make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world with every beat of our hearts, making sure as well to pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.

Today, March 18, 2016, is the thirty-fourth anniversary of the death of my mother, Mrs. Norma Florence Red Fox Droleskey, at the then-named Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, at the age of sixty-one years, twelve days from stomach and esophageal cancer. Please pray for her immortal soul.

My mother was born on March 6, 1921, in Kansas City, Missouri, as Maxine Coomer to a woman named Ruth Coomer, who put my mother and her twin brother, Max Coomer, up for adoption shortly after their birth. The twins were adopted by a vaudevillian and silent-film performer whose stage name was “Chief William Red Fox” (real name, William Humes) and his wife Maude, and that is when the children were named after The Chief’s siblings, Norma and Louis, who died in infancy. It is hard to believe that she has been dead for thirty-four years and that I am now three years, three months, twenty-three days older than she was when she died. How the years just fly by.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Today is also the anniversaries of the deaths of Father Daniel Johnson (2007) and Mrs. Theresa Colgan (2008).

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Ah, lest I forget, prayers are requested for one of my many legions of former friends who turns sixty-five today. I pray for each of the people God’s Holy Providence has placed in my life, praying especially for a good, happy reunion in eternity.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, pray for us.

As promised about thirty minutes ago now, I have now uploaded two video presentations.

The first, which is uploaded, is thirty minutes of length: A Catholic Antidote to Electoral Madness, part one.

The second is about fifty-five minutes long. I decided not to break up the continuity of the second recording once I realized that the YouCam software, which has an odd way of filming a reverse (or mirror) image that distorts reality, permitted me to go longer than thirty minutes: A Catholic Antidote to Electoral Madness, part two.

The subject matter of the videos? 

Simply to reinforce what has been written on this site endlessly, namely, that it is impossible to fight naturalism with naturalism. One can only fight naturalism and all of its attendant evils with Catholicism. In other words, the videos are not fit viewing for those who have permitted themselves to become agitated the theater of the absurd that is an American electoral campaign. 

There is nothing “original” in these videos, and for that I am thankful. That is, I am simply intend to speak to the truth of situation as seen through the eyes of Faith, recognizing that one of the instruments of the adversary is to so agitate us by apparent conflicts between “greater” and “lesser evils” that we become bogged down in the minutiae of moment without realizing the Sisyphus-like futility of using the adversary’s tools to fight his handiwork.

Viva Cristo Rey!

Viva La Virgen de Guadalupe!



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