[Saturday, March 23, 2019, Update: A prayer request for Father Joseph Collins:
[Although I may not have my next original article ready for posting until the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Monday, March 25, 2019, and will not have any commentary about whatever United States Attorney General William Barr chooses to release about the report that “special counsel” Robert Mueller has submitted to him for several days after that, I did want to take a few moments to ask the readers of this site for prayers for a very fine and prayerful priest, Father Joseph Collins, who is reported to be gravely ill at this time.
[Father Collins was one of “The Nine” who wrote a Letter to Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre almost exactly at this time thirty-six years ago now. We met him in late-September of 2003 after Holy Mass at Saint Michael the Archangel Chapel in Glenmont, New York, and he was very pleasant and cordial to us even though we had not come as of then to accept the true state of the Church Militant in this time of apostasy and betrayal. He could not have been kinder to us.
Indeed, he drove down the one hundred eighty miles or so from Glenmont to Jericho, New York, the next afternoon to attend a talk I gave about false ecumenism at the Milleridge Inn restaurant, and it was eight months thereafter that we assisted at a Requiem Mass that he offered in Lakeville, Connecticut, for the late and truly imitable William C. Koneazny (see A True Catholic Rendezvous: A Personal Reminiscence of the late +William C. Koneany, R.I.P. ). Father Collins was very instrumental in helping me to see and to accept the true state of the Church Militant at this time.
We have not crossed paths with Father Collins, who loved talking about the 1969 New York Mets with me, since he offered Holy Mass for us in November of 2009 as we were returning to the Midwest after a visit to Connecticut, Rhode Island and Long Island. However, he hass remained in our prayers daily. Please join us in praying for Father Collins, who has received the Sacrament of Extreme Unction, during this time of his critical illness.
Our Lady, Health of the Sick, pray for us.
Saint Luke the Physician, pray for us.
Saints Cosmas and Damian, pray for us.
his reflection contrasts the work of Saint Benedict of Nursia, whose feast is today, which is also the fifty-eighth 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, the father of western Monasticism and thus of Europe itself, had an intolerance for such teaching. So should we.
Finally, a new article was posted last evening: Fake Popes Make Fake Promises.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Benedict of Nursia, pray for us.