To Fall Into the Hands of the Living God Without Having Known Him in Life

As promised, I am offering the readers, no matter how many or how few, of this website a commentary replete with a good deal of political and legal history from the recent past in the context of the life, death, and work of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died outside of the bosom of Holy Mother Church as an unrepentant supporter of and legal apologist for every moral evil imaginable.

Work continues on Volume 6 of To Live in Light of Eternity. However, I will find time in the next four to five days to write a commentary on Bergoglio's Samaritanus Bonus, parts of which are based entirely the anti-life Soros regime of "palliative care" that is discussed at length in Life, Death, and Truth: Under Attack by Medicine and Law, and, of course, to offer a brief commentary thereafer on whichever woman President Donald John Trump nominates to replace Ginsburg on the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Finally, please see  for a reflection on today's double major feast. The reflection is included in To Live in Light of Eternity, Volume 5.

Our Lady of Ransom, pray for us.

Pope Saint Linus, pray for us.

Saint Thecla, pray for us.

Republished: Saint Matthew the Apostle: 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.

My review of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg's "legacy" of enshrining moral evil under the cover of the civil law is in the process of being written. Substantial progress was made yesterday, Sunday,  September 20, 2020, the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Eustace, and it is my hope to do most of the remaining writing on it that I need to complete, although I might need until Tuesday afternoon to post the article. Thank you.


Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Matthew the Apostle, pray for us.

A Few Words About Saint Eustace and His Family

This is a brief reflection on the martyrdom of Saint Eustace and Companions (his wife and two sons), a feast that is commemorated today, Sunday, September 20, 2020, the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Unlike the conciliar revolutionaries, Saint Eustace and his family refused to offer even one grain of incense to the idols and preferred death rather than to compromise on any point of their abiding Faith in Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The martyrdom of Saint Eustace should provide us with inspiration in these trying times, especially since Saint Eustace had been involuntarily separated from his wife and sons for some time prior to their joint martyrdom, which made possible their entry into Heaven together.

Finally, as I have been spending much time working on adding a few new reflections on various liturgical feasts to be included in volume six of To Live in Light of Eternity, I have not had time to write a commentary on the death of a woman who spent twenty-seven wretched years as promoter of one abject moral evil after another in her capacity as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Although I will take some time to do so today, Sunday, September 20, 2020, I think that the following excerpt from Saint Ambrose’s commentary on the Gospel passage read at Holy Mass for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost provides a brief summary of Mrs. Ginsburg’s fate upon her Particular Judgment:

But in all fairness, having thus spoken concerning widows, let us betake ourselves again among the married, and join with them in entertaining the opinion which is held by so many, that there are only three classes of men who are shut out from the great supper named in the gospel, which three classes are Heathens, Jews, and Heretics. And therefore it is that the Apostle warneth us that we "walk not as other Gentiles walk," in malice and bitterness, and uncleanness, and covetousness, and so have no entry into the kingdom of Christ, since "no unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God." Eph. iv. 17, v. 5. (As found in Matins, The Divine Office: Saint Ambrose, Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.)

Enough said until my commentary is written and posted.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Eustace and Companions, pray for us.

Take Your Pick: Plutarco Elias Bergoglio/Jorge Mario Calles

This relatively brief (at least for this site) commentary is about a little-noticed development in Mexico City that has taken place with the full "blessing" of the conciliar "archbishop" of Mexico City, Carlos "Cardinal" Aguiar Retes, that is a little foretaste of what life will be like in the United States of America if, say, a certain plagiarist and former Senator from Delaware/former Vice President of the United Staes of America and his anti-Catholic running mate take power and decide to take action against churches that "spew hatred" in the form of being opposed to the surgical execution of innocent preborn babies and sodomy. Plutarco Elias Bergoglio/Jorge Mario Calles, take your pick, will be giving "papal" cover to any and all actions taken to impede even the semblance of Catholicism in the United States of America just as his acolyte in Mexico City, Retes, is doing at this time.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

Saint Joseph Cupertino, pray for us.

On the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in September

Today is the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in September and the commemorations of the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost and of Saint Nicomedes.

We are called to meditate on the Seven Dolors of Our Lady every day of our lives. While there are many good meditations on the sufferings of Our Lady, including those provided by the revelations of Anne Katherine Emmerich and the Venerable Mary of Agreda, the late Father Frederick Faber has given us much food for inspirational meditation in his The Foot of the Cross, published originally as The Dolors of Mary in 1857. Consider this brief excerpt from Father Faber's reflections:

"But let us make the world stand still, and see how it looks. If our common love for God, which is so poor, is irritated by the sight, what must Mary have suffered? For what is irritation to our weakness to her would be the most deep and transcending sorrow. God comes to His creation. It does not stir. It cannot. It lies in the hollow beneath Him, and has no escape. He comes in the beauty of a mercy, which is almost incredible, because it is so beautiful. But seemingly it does not attract the world. He draws nigh. Creation must do something now. It freezes itself up before His eye. He may have other worlds, more fertile, more accessible to Him, than this. In the spiritual tropics, where the angels dwell, He may perhaps be welcome. But not here. This is the North Pole of His universe. He shed His life's blood upon it, and it would not thaw. It is unmanageable, unnavigable, uninhabitable for Him. He can do nothing at all with it, but let His sun make resplendent colored lights in the icebergs, or bid the moon shine with a wanner loveliness than elsewhere, or fill the long-night sky with the streamers of the Aurora, which even the Esquimaux, burrowing in his hut, will not go out to see. The only difference is that the material pole understands its business. which is to make ice in all imaginable shapes; whereas we men are so used to our own coldness, that we do not know how cold we are, and imagine ourselves to be the temperate zone of God's creation." Our sins helped to thrust those Seven Swords of Sorrow through and through Our Lady's Immaculate Heart at various points during her life, including during her Divine Son's Passion and Death. We must resolve never to grieve her Immaculate Heart again as consider our joy and our privilege to live penitentially as the consecrated slaves to her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the same Immaculate Heart. (Father Frederick Faber, The Foot of the Cross, the Dolors of Mary.)

We can help to make reparation for our sins that have grieved the Immaculate Heart of Mary if we pray more and more Rosaries each day, if we help to propagate devotion to her Seven Dolors. Indeed, Our Lady promises us the following graces if we promote devotion to her Seven Dolors:

1) I will grant peace to their families

2) They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries.

3) I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.

4) I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.

5) I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.

6) I will visibly help them at the moment of their death, they will see the face of their Mother.

7. I have obtained (This Grace) from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.

As a terrible sinner, I am counting on my own promoting of devotion to the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary to help me just a little bit at the moment of my Particular Judgment.

What about you?

The next original article to be posted on this site is almost done. Indeed, it has been formatted for posting. However, although there is not much work to do on it, there is just enough to delay until late this afternoon. Another, briefer commentary should appear on Sunday. Thank you,

Finally, please remember the soul of the late Father John Joseph Sullivan, who was my seminary professor at Holy Apostles Seminary in the 1983-1984 academic year, on this day, which would have been his one hundred fourth birthday had he not died in May of 2000.

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.

A blessed Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all.

Our Lady of Dolors, pray for us.

Saint Nicomedes, pray for us.

Republished: By This Sign We Will Conquer the Enemies of Our Salvation

The Saviour of the world hung on the wood of the Holy Cross:

Ecce lignum Crucis, in quo salus mundit pependit (Behold the wood of the Cross, on which hung the Saviour of the world. (Adoration of the Cross, Good Friday Liturgy.)

The Cross of the Divine Redeemer was displayed prominently on street corners and in the nooks and crannies of every village in Europe during the era of Christendom. There is no "expiration date" on the Cross of the Divine Redeemer's relevance to the life of any man or of any nation.

We must lift high the Cross in our own daily lives and we must plant it firmly in the soil of our nation without any apology whatsoever as Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order.

We must also remember that Our Lady stands at the foot of her Divine Son's Most Holy Cross in every true offering of Holy Mass just as she stood at the foot of the Holy Cross on Good Friday. She stands with us as we bear our own crosses in our daily lives. We must, therefore, seek the assistance of the Mother of God in lifting high her Divine Son's Holy Cross in our daily lives, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.

The cross is ever present in each of our lives, and for this we must say with Saint Francis of Assisi, Deo gratias!

Penance is the path to Heaven.

We do our penances by carrying our crosses with gratitude.

Isn't it great to be a Catholic?

Hail, O Holy Cross! Hail!

A blessed Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross to each of you.


Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

[Today, Monday. Sepember 14, 2020, should the last day of editing Volume 6 of To Live in Light of Eternity. Work on part seven of "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus will continue thereafter.]

Republished: The Holy Name of Mary Must Be On Our Lips At All Times

[As most readers of this site probably know by now, Father Anthony Cekada died yesterday, Friday, September 11, 2020, the Feast of Saints Protus and Hyacinth. Requiem aeternam dona ei, Dómine, et lux peretua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen. Please pray for the repose of Father Cekada's immortal soul and for the consolation of his co-workers and those who knew him as their parish priest.]

Today is the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, commemorating the victory won by King Jan Sobieski of Poland over the Mohammedans at the Gates of Vienna on September 12, 1683.

The troops under the command of Jan Sobieski exclaimed "Jesus, Mary, Sobieski!" as they prayed their Rosaries and routed the Turkish forces.

Each of us does battle every day with the Turks, that is, with the forces of the world, the flesh, and the devil. We must call upon the Holy Name of Mary, something we do at least one hundred fifty-three times every day if we pray all fifteen mysteries of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary.

This sweet name of the Mother of God must ever be on our lips, and it must be exclaimed by public officials as she is honored as the Queen of Heaven and on earth, yes, of each and every nation on earth, including the United States of America. No one should be ashamed at any time to proclaim the Holy Name of Mary publicly. 

Indeed, we must do so with joy and confidence. Saint Louis de Montfort taught us in True Devotion to Mary that those who are the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary should address others with a Marian salutation.

How felicitous it is, therefore, to greet others with Ave Maria! or a Salve Regina!

How glorious it is to make invocations such as "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you, save souls!" or "Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation" or "Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and the hour of our death."

May Our Lady, she who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, help us to grow in this virtue, especially in this time of apostasy and betrayal.

A blessed Feast of the Holy Name of Mary to you all!

Sweet Name of Mary, be our salvation.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Naturally Absurd, part three

Got some time on your hands?

You do?


This is the article for you as it runs around sixty pages of text and another fifty-four pages of appendices.

I am going to "disppear" for a few days to finish work on volume 6 of To Live in Light of Eternity. Work on "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part seven, will continue thereafter. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, pray for us.

Saints Protus and Hyacinth, pray for us.

Republished: Saint Peter Claver, S.J.: The True Liberator of South America

[Update on Thursday, November 10, 2020: Please see Novus Ordo Watch for news about the declining health and what is said to be the imminent death of Father Anthony Cekada and pray to his patron saint, Saint Anthony of Padua, and to Saint Joseph, for him to have a happy and holy death, remembering also to pray Three Very Beautiful Prayers for the Dying  for him at this time.]

This is a republished tribute to Saint Peter Claver, S.J, whose true missionary zeal for the conversion and sanctification and salvation of souls stands in vast contrast to the blase and practically indifferent attitude of the conciliar "popes," including Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

Saint Peter Claver, S.J., personally baptized over 300,000 people in Colombia who were destined for chattel slavery in the Americas, thus freeing those souls from enslavement to the devil by means of Original Sin, equipping them to offer up the injustices of chattel slavery as disciples of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and as the devoted clients of His Most Blessed Mother. Saint Peter Claver's example does indeed stand in stark contrast to that of the revolutionaries of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. 

I have been working on "Naturally Absurd, part three" for the past four days. Work proceeds methodically, and it is my hope to complete it tonight or sometime tomorrow afternoon. Thank you for your patience. 

In the meantime, please scroll below for information about my newest books. Thank you.

Saint Peter Claver, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Gorgonius, pray for us.

Republished: Rejoice! Give Thanks! The Immaculate Maria Bambina Was Born on This Day!

Today is the great feast day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, she who is the fairest flower of our race. The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost is also commemorated today.

The angels rejoiced around the crib where Good Saint Anne placed her all-holy daughter, who had been conceived without any stain of Original Sin nine months before, that is, on December 8. The New Eve, whose act of perfect obedience to the will of God the Father at the moment that Saint Gabriel the Archangel announced to her that she would be the very Mother of God untied the knot of the first Eve's prideful disobedience in the Garden of Eden, shone at her Nativity with exterior beauty and brightness that reflected the interior beauty and brightness of her immortal soul, filled with grace at the very moment of Immaculate Conception.

The favor of God rested upon Our Lady from all eternity. How can words capture our gratitude and joy to God for giving us Our Lady to be our own Heavenly Mother and Queen?

They can't.

Words can only approximate our gratitude and joy this day--and every day of our lives--over the fact that the Singular Vessel of Devotion in whose Virginal and Immaculate Womb would be conceived Our Divine Redeemer was born this day.

We would not have any chance of getting to Heaven if Our Lady had not been conceived and born.

We have no chance of getting to Heaven without Our Lady's help, which is why we, as the consecrated slaves of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, must cling to her at all times, especially by means of wearing--and the fulfilling the terms of our enrollment in--her Brown Scapular and by praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.

Perhaps the best birthday gift that we can give to Our Lady, apart from our worthy reception of her Divine Son in Holy Communion at a true offering of Holy Mass at the hands of a true bishop or a true priest if this is possible where one lives in this time of apostasy and betrayal, is to resolve now to do live more penitentially in reparation for our sins and those of the world world. By living more penitentially and by praying more Rosaries each day, you see, our souls might--emphasis on might--begin to be filled with more fervor and tenderness for Our Most Blessed Mother, she who made possible our salvation and who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.

The next original article on this site should appear on Monday, September 8, 2018, the Feast of Saint Peter Claver, S.J.

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

Maria Bambia! We salute thee as the fairest flower of our race. Pray for us!

Saint Hadrian, pray for us.


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