Revised and Expanded: Putting the Love of God Beyond All Else

This a revised and expanded reflection on the life and the work of Saint Jerome, the great great Dalmatian who put the love of God above all else. Consider just one quotation from the work of this prolific writer and translator of the Bible into the Latin Vulgate:

"It is a smaller sin to follow evil which you think is good, than not to venture to defend what you know for certain is good. If we cannot endure threats, injustice, poverty, how shall we overcome the flames of Babylon? Let us not lose by hollow peace what we have preserved by war. I should be sorry to allow my fears to teach me faithlessness, when Christ has put the true faith in the power of my choice." (Saint Jerome, Prologue to the Treatise Against the Pelagians.)

How many traditionally-minded Catholics who are as of yet attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism who know for certain that it is not good to praise false religions or to enter places of false worship or to treat the "clergy" of false religions as having a mission from the true God of Divine Revelation to serve and save souls refuse to do what is good, that is, to defend the honor and glory and majesty God and His Sacred Deposit Faith in order to indemnify the author of Summorum Pontificum, Antipope Emeritus Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, whose successor, Jorge Mario Bergoglios, has laid bare for all the world to see that he is "worried" by those who "want to return to the past"?

We must always defend what we know to be true as servants of the greater honor and glory of God.

Saint Jerome did.

What's our excuse?

Finally, I ask for your prayers for my dear wife, Sharon, who turns but a mere fifty-four years of age of age today. Thank you.

The next part of the series on the "Correction" is nearing completion. here might be an original commentary published tomorrow. The past week has been filled with family duties, which take precedence over all else.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Jerome, pray for us.

On The Feast of the Dedication of the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel

Today is the Feast of the Dedication of the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel.

We need Saint Michael's intercession more now than ever before. We need his help in our own daily battles with the forces of the world, the flesh, and the devil. And, of course, we need his help with to remain faithful to the true Faith without making any concessions at all to conciliarism or its false officials who blaspheme God so regularly, so boldly, so repeatedly and with a chorus of bobble heads making excuses for them in their sins against the First and Second Commandments, which are just as important as the Sixth and Ninth Commandments. 

Our Lady, Queen of the Angels, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us and keep us!

A "Correction" In Need of A Correction, part two of a series

Part two of the series on the “Correction” issued by some “conservative” scholars about the heresies contained in Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s Amoris Laetitia, March 19, 2016, was delayed by a setback in my recovery from the back injury that was incurred ten weeks ago now. It is my hope to have part three published by tomorrow, the Feast of the Dedication of the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Wenceslaus, pray for us.

On the Feast of Saint Wenceslaus: A King Who Prostrated Himself Before THE King

Today is the feast of the great Saint Wenceslaus, King of Bohemia, who was murdered by his own brother, who hated the fact that that he, King Wenceslaus, was everything that he, Boleslaus, hated, namely, pious and devoted, a servant of Christ the King, a just ruler who ruled to advance the common temporal good in light of man's Last End. Boleslaus hated the fact that his brother, our dear saint, loved the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and baked the Eucharistic bread with his own hands. This should give us pause for reflection in our own circumstances today when so many of our own relatives and one-time friends and acquaintances might hate us simply for being Catholic, no less Catholics who try, despite our sins and failings, to adhere to everything taught by Holy Mother Church from time immemorial. Saint Wenceslaus was a king who was prostrate before THE King, Christ the King, in life who adores him in Heaven face to face. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Wenceslaus, pray for us.

Republished: We Can Do No Less Than The North American Martyrs

Today, Monday, September 26, 2016, is the Feast of the North American Martyrs, the eight Jesuits who gave up their lives for the Holy Faith in what are now parts of Canada and upstate New York between 1642 and 1649, and the Commemoration of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian.

This brief reflection speaks volumes about the contrast between the life and martyrdom of the eight men killed between 1642 and 1649 and the conciliar "saints". Each of the North American Martyr (Isaac Jogues, Rene Goupil, Jean Lalande, Gabriel Lalemant, Noel Chabanel, Anthony Daniel, Charles Garnier, and John de Brebeuf) shed their blood to Catholicize the upper reaches of North America. They were not interested in "inculturating" the Catholic liturgy with the pagan superstitions and barbaric practices of the Iroquois. They were concerned only about attempting to convert the heathens to the true Faith and to plant the seeds for the conversion of the land in which their noble missionary work had taken them.

Can we do any less than they?

We must seek to "keep it Catholic" at all times as we seek to plant the seeds for the conversion of this nation to become the Catholic States of America.

Although it was my intention to have part two of the series about the "Correction" that was issued to "Pope Francis" by "conservative" Catholic scholars ready for publication today, the work on my part one and a full day of attending to family errands make it impossible for me to do so. However, I will be back at the computer pretty much all day today, Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

Finally, I learned last night, Monday, September 25, 2017, that our dear friend, Father Thomas Dignan, who had been the assistant pastor of Saint Jude Shrine in Stafford,, Texas, since his arrival there in 2004, died last night at 7:30 p.m., Central Daylight Saving Time. While we are greatly saddened by this news as we spent much time visiting with Father Dignan over the past eleven years whenever we made trips to the Houston, Texas, area (and during the times in 2007, 2009, and 2011 our former residence on wheels, the motor home, was parked at a campground in Sugar Land, Texas, for extended periods of time), we are nevertheless grateful to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for taking Father Dignan unto Himself after over sixty years of uncompromisingly zealous priestly service. He was eighty-seven years of age, and was ordained as as a priest for the Diocese of Bismark, North Dakota, in 1957.

In addition to his priestly zeal, including his great devotion, as you noted, to Holy Mass and to the Sacred Tribunal of Penance, Father Dignan was one of the most mechanically able priests I have ever met. We never ceased to be amazed at how Father Dignan, dressed his overalls, could be seen working on the roof of the Shrine or carrying one or more two-by-four pieces of lumber around the property. Yes, much like the One to Whom He had been conformed when He was orained to the priesthood, he loved working with wood. Indeed, he was a very skilled carpenter, and we have been told that his collection of tools was very impressive. 
Above all else, of course, Father Dignan had a great zeal for the work of the Legion of Mary, which he replicated in the Houston area to the very best of his priestly ability, especially by going to hospitals and nursing homes throughout the Houston area. I am confident that Our Lady gave him all of her motherly assistance at the hour of his death, although, presuming the state of no soul after death, we will continue to pray for the repose of his immortal soul as we did shortly after receiving Father Campbell's e-mail before we commenced our Night Prayers last evening.
We may be poor materially, but we are very rich to have known Father Dignan and to know Father Campbell, no less to have had our sins forgiven and to have been fed with the very Bread of Life Himself from his priestly hands and of those of Father Louis J.Campbell, who has been the pastor of Saint Jude Shrine since 2002.
Father Dignan's quiet humility and his priestly dignity were truly inspirational. He was not concerned about empire-building or turf wars. He was concerned only about the honor and glory of God and the good of souls. He was one of the very finest priests I have ever known. Indeed, he was a gentle priest who showed kindness to everyone without fail.
I will endeavor to write a short personal reminiscence of Father Dignan in a day or two.
Please remember Father Dignan's immortal soul in your prayers, especially to the Mother of God through her Most Holy Rosary, and by having the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered by a true priest for the repose of his immortal soul. 
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Our Lady of the North American Martyrs, pray for us.

Saint Isaac Jogues, pray for us!

Saint Rene Goupil, S,J.,  pray for us.

Saint John Lalande, S,J., pray for us.

Saint Gabriel Lalemant, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Noel Chabanel, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Charles Garnier, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Anthony Daniel, S.J.,  pray for us.

Saint John De Brebeuf, S.J., pray for us.

Saints Cyprian and Justina, pray for us.


On The Commemorated Feast of Our Lady of Ransom

Given the lateness of the most recent posting on this site, I am unable to offer you a new article today, Angel Sunday (the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Our Lady of Ransom. I do hope to be able to have an article posted by tomorow about what is being billed as the "final correction" that was delivered last month by sixty "conservative" Catholics to rebuke Jorge Mario Bergoglio on the heresies contained in Amoris Laetitia, March 19, 2016, and in the false "pontiff's" subsequent remarks. This is news again as the text of the "correction" was released yesterday, Saturday, September 23, 2017, the Feast of Pope Saint Linus and the Commemorations of Ember Saturday in September and of Saint Thecla, the female protomartyr. 

Here is a little hint of the gist of my commentary: heresy has abounded since the Sillonist named Angelo Roncalli stepped out on the balcony of the Basilica of Saint Peter on October 28, 1958, the Feast of Saints Simon and Jude.

Our Lady of Ransom, pray for us.



Trump Being Swallowed By The Swamp He Promised to Drain

I am sorry that this commentary has taken so long to complete. However, my time is not my own, and the physical challenges that I have faced in the past nine weeks have slowed me down.

Nonetheless, however, this new commentary deals with the sad state of affairs in the world of naturalism, which is based upon the tragically false belief that one can be utterly indifferent to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in public affairs. To believe that one can combat the deep state forces of naturalism with some other kind of naturalism is to believe in the old Pelagian heresy of self-redemption.

Also, I want to call the attention of this site’s few readers to an important article that Dr. Paul Byrne has written: Judge rules Jahi McMath may not be dead. I will have more to say about Jahi McMath’s remarkable story at some point in the next week or ten days, and I will have the next installment on Bergoglio’s address last month to his fellow liturgical revolutionaries in Italy.

Finally, let us remember that we are living during a time of profound chastisements. Many people in Texas, Mexico, Florida, and the Caribbean, including the American Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the American Virgin Islands, have been hit very hard by recent natural disasters, which are being sent to us by the loving hand of God to chastise us so that we can make reparation for our sins by offering all to Him through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

May we continue to pray for those who have been killed by these recent storms and for those who have survived them, and may we beg Our Lady daily to be in a state of Sanctifying Grace and to be ever ready to make a perfect Act of Contrition for our sins.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Linus, pray for us.

Saint Thecla, pray for us.

On The Feast of Saint Matthew: From Caesar's Collector of Tribute to God's Collector of Souls

Today is the Feast of Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist.

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ called Levi from his duties as a collector of tribute for Caesar to follow Him. Levi quit his position as a tax collector to become a collector of souls for God and His true Church. Saint Matthew wrote His Gospel to convince his fellow Jews to accept Our Lord as the Divine Redeemer and to convert to the true Faith, Catholicism.

This is quite a contrast with the work of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who esteems Talmudic Judaism as an instrument of "justice" although it denies the Sacred Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ and wages warfare upon those who seek to restore the Social Reign of Christ the King, to say nothing of the fact that many of its rabbis,including his pal Abraham Skorka, support abortion and perversity under cover of the civil law. Quite a difference. It's the difference between fidelity and apostasy, between Catholicism and conciliarism.

The next article, which has been in abeyance since late Sunday evening, will be completed today. Family duties and the continued physical challenges that have been sent to me by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for my sanctification and salvation have slowed me down considerably in recent days. I thank you for your patience and ask you for your prayers. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Matthew the Apostle, pray for us.


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