Without A Single Compromise

An article from five years ago honoring our great Wonderworker, Saint Philomena, has been revised for posting today, August 11, 2014, the Feast of Saints Tiburtius and Susanna and of the Wonderworker herself, who is not on the universal calendar of the Roman Rite but whose cultus was confirmed by none other than Pope Saint Pius X. That's good enough for me!

We are very devoted to Saint Philomena, pray the chaplet in her honor every Saturday evening after Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary. It was thus very touching for us to receive Mass propers for the Wonderworker's feast from an 1898 Missal that included an entire Mass in her holy honor. This gift was sent to us by a friend of ours, one who does not agree with us concerning the true state of the Church Militant in this time of apostasy and betrayal but has not cast us out into the wilderness and down the Orwellian memory hole as lunatics These Mass propers are a tremendous treasure, one that our friend wanted us to share with true priests so that they can offer her Mass, perhaps as a votive Mass on ferial day, in honor of our Wonderworker, Saint Philomena. We thank our friend very much for making these propers available for those true priests who may not have had them prior to now. The link to the Mass text can be found within the body of the republished reflection below.

Our Lady of the Universal Living Rosary Association, pray for us.

Saints Tiburtius and Susanna, pray for us.

Saint Philomena the Wonderworker, pray for us.

Scuttling Apostolicae Curae

What is this brief commentary about?

Same old, same old.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio insisted that his "convergence" "brother bishop," the late Tony Palmer of the "Communion of Episcopal Evangelical Churches," be buried as a "bishop" during a Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo "Mass of Christian Burial" even though the late Mr. Palmer was not a Catholic and he was not a bishop. Then again, it takes one to know one.

Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.

Saints Tiburtius and Susanna, pray for us.

Saint Philomena the Wonderworker, pray for us.

Poster Boy of Modernity

Today is the Feast of Saint John Mary Vianney and the Commemoration of the Vigil of Saint Lawrence the Deacon and the Commemoration of Saint Romanus. A brief republished reflection on the life and the work of Saint John Mary Vianney, can be found below.

Today is also the fortieth anniversary of the effective date of then President Richard Milhous Nixon's resignation, which he had announced the previous evening, August 8, 1974. An effort has been made to substantially rework an older article on the nation's thirty-seventh president who did much to institutionalize the “Great Society” of his wreteched, venal, corrupt and constitutionally abusive predecessor, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and to advance the anti-family agenda of the “population control: crowd. Anyone, no less a Catholic, who ignores Richard Nixon's record in support of abject evils is not doing the cause of truth any service at all. None whasoever.

Although there will be a brief commentary on the unanimous vote of the “cardinals” who serve on the conciliar Congregation for the Causes of the Saints to proceed with the “canonization” of Paulo Sicko (Giovanni Enrico Antonio Maria Montini/Paul the Sick), regular original articles on this site will be few and far between because of the responsibilities associated with other work. Please keep checking for republished articles and for what will be the relatively rare occasion that a new article is posted. As I have found a new power adapter for my camcorder, brief video commentaries will also be offered from time to time.

Thank you for your patience.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John Mary Vianney, pray for us.

Saint Philomena, to whom Saint John Mary Vianney was so very devoted, pray for us.

Saint Lawrence the Deacon, pray for us.

Saint Romanus, pray for us.

Serving Souls to the Point of Death

Today is the feast of Saint John Mary Vianney. This great saint, the patron of diocesan priests, teaches us much about humility and perseverance.

Saint John Mary Vianney humbly recognized that he was not the brightest pupil, that he was, to use even his own description, slow in his studies. He had great difficulty learning his Latin. Other studies came hard to him as well. He did not give up. Helped by a wonderful mentor, Father Balley, who had worked as a carpenter during the French Revolution so as to hide his identify as a Catholic priest as he offered Mass in various hideaways and without any "communion" with the bishops and priests of the "constitutional church," John Mary Vianney persevered time and time and time again, praying to Saint John Francis Regis for help and guidance.

Yes, he was tempted to quit his studies, believing himself to unworthy of priestly ordination because of his lack of intellectual aptitude. Father Balley told him very pointedly, "You've decided to give in to the devil?" That knocked some sense into our Saint, and it should knock some sense into any young man today who might have experienced some difficulties and perhaps even gross injustices in their own pursuit of the priesthood. Never give up. We need priests, especially now in this time of apostasy and betrayal.

Always close to Our Lady, Saint John Mary Vianney was brought to the point of his priestly ordination on August 13, 1815. His superiors judged that his moral qualities had overcome any academic deficiencies that would have held others back from being ordained to the priesthood, and they were vindicated in their judgment by the long and devoted service that he gave to the people of Ars.

Oh yes, sure, he tried to run away from his people on three occasions, wanting to seek the solitude of a monastery. Each time, however, he responded to the pleas of his sheep who loved their shepherd, who spent so much time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and in the confessional to hear the confessions of the thousands of people who flocked from all over the world to the merits of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus applied to their souls through his priestly ministry, and returned home to Ars.

Saint John Mary Vianney, who knew failure in his studies for the priesthood, was a firm supporter of the "patron of failures," Pauline Jaricot, the foundress of Society of the Propagation of the Faith and the Universal Living Rosary Association, and zealously devoted to the cause of our great wonderworker, Saint Philomena. Saint John Mary Vianney spent himself tirelessly in behalf of the flock that was entrusted to his pastoral care. We need to invoke his intercession so that our own true bishops and priests will be fortified by his example as they seek to serve us, the scattering and wandering sheep of this time of apostasy and betrayal, unto eternity.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for is.

Saint John Mary Vianney, the Cure of Ars, pray for us.

Saint Lawrence the Deacon, pray for us.

Saint Romanus, pray for us.

Making An Atheistic, Murdering Dictator Into A Chosen Vessel of Our Lord

This article was posted at a very early hour this morning. It has been much expanded since its posting.

Suffice it to say that it is a follow-up to Monday's long article on Jorge Mario Bergoglio's "rehabilitation" of the unreconstructed Marxist, Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockman, a member of the Maryknoll theological, social, liturgical and moral revolutionaries. Father d'Escoto Brockman has celebrated his "rehabilitation" by calling the murderous tyrant named Fidel Castro, an atheist, the greatest Latin American of all time.

May God have mercy on us all!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Cajetan, pray for us.

Saint Donatus, pray for us.

To Be Transfigured In All Glory

[The promised legal documentation in the case of Father Carlos Urritigoity was posted shortly before this republished reflection. Those who want to view the material, which contains graphic descriptions of heinous moral crimes, can scroll down below for the link.]

Today is the great Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Mount Thabor in the presence of the Apostles Peter, James and John and in the company of Moses and Elias. God the Father repeated the proclamation that He had made as His Co-Equal Son made Flesh in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb was baptized by His cousin, Saint John the Baptist in the Jordan River prior to the assumption of His Public Ministry, "This is My beloved Son, hear yet Him."

Our Lord was transfigured in the glory that He shared with the God the Father and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in Heaven in order to show forth His Sacred Divinity to Saints Peter, the first Pope, Saint James, the first Bishop of Jerusalem and the first of the Apostles to be martyred, and Saint James's brother, Saint John, the beloved Apostle and the Apostle of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, to help console them during the events of His Passion and Death.

It is our goal to be transfigured in glory for all eternity in Heaven. The only path to the heavenly Mount Thabor, however, is by climbing atop Mount Calvary every day of our lives, willingly bearing our crosses in reparation for our sins and those of the world as we offer whatever merit we gain for the patient and joyful endurance of these crosses to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Indeed, our climb to Heaven by ascending first to Mount Calvary is signified every day a true bishop or a true priest completes the prayers at the foot of the altar and ascends the three steps (mystically symbolic of the Thee Persons of the Most Blessed Trinity and of the three stages of the interior life) to the altar itself. If we desire to be transfigured in all glory in Heaven we must, therefore, be willing to be shamed and humiliated by the the ignominy associated with the Holy Cross.

The glories of Heaven are worth such temporary shame and humiliation and ignominy, are they not? May Our Lady, who awaits us in the heavenly Mount Thabor and intercedes for us from there, help us to ascend to Mount Calvary every day in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass so that we can keep her company at the foot of the Cross every day our lives as a a preparation for spending all eternity in the glories of Heaven with her and Saint Joseph and all of the angels and the saints.

A blessed Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to you all.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.

Saints Peter, James and John, pray for us.

Saints Sixtus, Felicissimus and Agapitus, pray for us.

With Our Lady's Weapon Held High

[Today's original article, Jorge and Miguel: As Red As They Get," is introduced immediately below the following introduction to a republished reflection on the life and the work of Saint Dominic de Guzman, the founder of the Order of Preachers, who received the Holy Rosary from Our Lady eighteen hundred years ago this year.]

Saint Dominic de Guzman had such great zeal for souls from his earliest days in seminary. As is well known, it was a conversation with an innkeeper in the Albigensian stronghold of Toulouse, France, changed the whole direction of his priesthood as he sought to win back souls from the darkness of an early forerunner of Calvinism, Albigensianism. Our Lady, sent by her Divine Son out of the ineffable Mercy that He has in His Most Sacred Heart, which was formed out of her own Immaculate Heart, to bring back the lost sheep (and not to beat up on the sheep when their souls are sorely distressed) out of the new form of Manicheaism that had arisen in southern France, gave Saint Dominic her Most Holy Rosary to the be the weapon to crush the Albigensian heresy. Saint Dominic de Guzman used the weapon of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary very well and taught others how to do so.

Every Catholic, of course, owes a great deal to Saint Dominic, who walked between southern France and Rome several times during his life--and who accompanied two of the first Dominicans, Saints Hyacinth and his brother, Saint Ceslaus, on the first leg of their trip in Italy back to Krakow before he, Saint Dominic, had to turn back.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Dominic de Guzman, pray for us.

Jorge and Miguel: As Red As They Get

It becomes clearer and clearer that Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who has indemnified the homosexual collective at every turn, is using the moral corruption of Father Carlos Urrutigoity to go after a "Saint John Paul II" Opus Dei appointee, "Bishop" Rogelio Livieres, who opposed "liberation theology" and the advance of moral evils in Paraguay.

Why is this clearer now?

Well, consider the simple fact that a Communist revolutionary who was aligned with none other than the murderous Fidel Castro, Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockman, who served as the foreign minister of Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990 under the murderous, repressive revolutionary regime of President Daniel Ortega, has had his suspension, which was imposed by "Saint Paul II" in 1985 lifted by Jorge Mario Beroglio, who is just as red as Miguel d'Escoto Brockman.

This is a long article with much historical detail that took almost twelve hours to complete. Even though the readership is small and the financial support offered is beyond inadequate, such an effort is made to help those who do take the time to read these articles and who derive some benefit from doing so.

Begging your patience, the length of this article has caused a delay until later this afternoon of posting the raw documentation of the legal files in the matter of the moral predator named Father Carlos Urrutigoity, the subject of Saturday's original article, "Still No Excuse for Those Who Defend the Society of Saint John," that are a matter of the public record and were provided to be in June by attorney James Bendell. Readers can then have access to the complete legal file, and they see rather readily why the Diocese of Scranton agreed to an out-of-court settlement in the amount of $400,000. You will then discover the sort of evidence that has been dismissed as "inconclusive" by the likes of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and Rogelio Livieres.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Dominic de Guzman, O.P., pray for us.

Giving Us What For, 2014

Note: Today's other [original article, which deals with Father Carlos Urrutigoity and "Bishop" Rogelio Livieres's defense of this moral predator, is linked below this introduction to the reflection on Saint Alphonsus de Liguori.]

Today is the Feast of the great Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, the Patron of Moral Theologians. It was over six years ago now that I recorded each of the Sunday sermons of Saint Alphonsus for the "Save Thy Souls" section of Traditional Catholic Sermons.org. It was a very sobering experience as I recognized that Saint Alphonsus was speaking directly to me, condemning my sins and my lukewarmness. Ouch. He certainly gave me what for, and I am grateful that he did so.

Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, the founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists), was particularly emphatic in teaching us that we must avoid sins of human respect. That is, we can show no partiality or favoritism to those in power if they are doing things that put the temporal or, more important, the eternal welfare into jeopardy. This applies to the likes of Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, who blasphemes God on a regular basis, and to most of his "bishops," men who believe that the sheep are their enemies and that they can stonewall and intimidate the sheep into remaining silent about real and documented abuses of power and real and documented violations of the integrity of the Holy Faith:
" And when there is question of the divine honour, we should not be frightened by the dignity of the man who offends God; let us say to him openly: This is sinful; it cannot be done. Let us imitate the Baptist, who reproved King Herod for living his brother's wife and said to him: 'It is not lawful for thee to have her'--Matt., xiv. 4. Men indeed shall regard us as fools, and turn us into derision; but, on the day of judgment they shall acknowledge that they have been foolish, and we have shall have the glory of being numbered among the saints. They shall say: 'These are they whom we had some time in derision. . . . . We fools esteemed their life madness, and their end without honour. Behold how they are numbered among the children of God, and their lot is among the saints'--Wis., v. 3, 4, 5. (Sixth Sunday After Easter: On Human Respect.)

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, pray for us.

Pope Saint Stephen I, pray for us


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