A Holy Week Reflection: From Eden to Palm Sunday

Today 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, April 11, 202-, and on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, 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 was gone into in greater detail in the Living in the Shadow of the Cross lecture program. About half of the lecture program dealt with material condensed in the current article. Obviously, Holy Week is not a 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.

Remember, , was published four days ago.

A blessed Palm Sunday to you all.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Saint Vincent Ferrer, O.P. (whose feast is suppressed this year) pray for us.

Reflections on the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Passiontide (2020)

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.

Remember, , was published two days ago before being revised in a few places yesterday morning and evening. As the commentary is long as it is, I will only note an article about the strains within the globalist European Union that were discussed part two's text is now beginning to be noticed by the "mainslime" media, something, of course, that has nothing to do with this site but with the fact that the strains are quite real: European Union Apololgizes to Italy.

Finally, Mrs. Randy Engel has written two very informative articles about the tentacles of Opus Dei that I want to bring to the attention of this site's vast readership: Knights  of Columbs Dump Crux--Who Picked Up the Slack?, part one and Knights of Columbus Dump Crux--Who Picked Up the Slack, part two.

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

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part two (revised)

This  commentary, which was revised revised slightly in several places during the morning and evening of Thursday, April 2, 2020, the Feast of Saint Francis of Paola and the Commemoration of Thursday in Passion Week, is a follow-up to the one that was published on March 10, 2020, has taken a very long time to complete. Indeed, most of the last ten days have been spent writing and revising it, a process that continued until very late last evening. It took over three hours just to format the commentary for posting at this time, and I was not going to delay it any longer as I would doubtless have more material to add to its text if I did so.

As it stands, though, this is a rather lengthy, if not book-length, review of the ongoing hysteria over the China/Chinese/Wuhan/Coronavirus. We must view the situation through the eyes of the Holy Faith and recognize a chastisement for what it is, and I guarantee you that "mitigation" strategies are not going to lessen the severity of any chastisement as long as men continue to persist in their sins and as long as sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance are protected by the civil law. 

The commentary contains the following sections, each of which is of various lengths with countless numbers of hyperlinks and sources:

  1. The China Virus: Product of American Government and Corporate Surrender to the Chicoms
  2. Dr. Francis Boyle’s interview on the origins of the China Virus in Wuhan BSL-4.
  3. A Few Pertinent Observations about the Boyle Interview
  4. The United States of America’s Ties to Red China
  5. Statist Hypocrites Concerned About Protecting Lives While Supporting Baby-Killing Seize the Moment 
  6. The European Union: Victim of the Coronavirus
  7. Permanent, Undisguised and Unapologetic Healthcare Rationing is Here to Stay
  8. Jorge Surrenders to the Civil State While Making Meaningless Gestures and Uttering Empty Words 
  9. Prayer and  Reparation
  10. A Brief Passiontide Reflection

I am going to attempt to get some other writing done that has been postponed because of this project, although I will spend some time later today replying to e-mails that I have had no chance to answer as I have been very consumed in the writing of this commentary. 

There might be another original article before Palm Sunday,  and I alert readers--if there any any!--to the fact that the spiritual reflections on Holy Week and Paschaltide that have appeared on this site over the years have been collected and published in:To Live in Light of Eternity, Volume 2.

Finally, Mrs. Randy Engel has written two very informative articles about the tentacles of Opus Dei that I want to bring to the attention of this site's vast readership: Knights  of Columbs Dump Crux--Who Picked Up the Slack?, part one and Knights of Columbus Dump Crux--Who Picked Up the Slack, part two.

Our Lady, Health of the Sick and Comforter of the Afflicted, pray for us.

Fiat Mihi Secundum Verbum Tuum

Today, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, might be the day that I complete work on my follow-up article about the Chinese Virus that has thrown so many people into states of panic as the statists such as Andrew Mark Cuomo and Gavin Newsom flex their authoritarian muscles to "protect" our bodily health while continuing to endanger the spiritual welfare of their citizens by means of their unapologetic support for sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance. The new commentary is forty-four pages long, and there are at least two major sections to complete before it is finished. I am sorry for the delay. However, I have done nothing else for the past four days but work on the article and to provide links to various sources while doing so. 

Now, today is the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. While I am not republishing many of the reflections contained in To Live in Light of Eternity, Volume 1, today's feast, which is a Holy Day of Obligation in Ukraine, is important to highlight on this site annually. 

Today's feast  signifies the moment when the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, the very Word through Whom all things were made, personally entered into human history as He was made Incarnate in the Virginal and Immaculate Womb of His Most Blessed Mother by the power of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, Who overshadowed Our Lady after she had given her perfect Fiat to the Will of the First Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Father, as that Will was made known to her by Saint Gabriel the Archangel.

The whole of human history is changed today--and no one can remain neutral about what happened on this day. If the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity really did become Man this day in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb so as to redeem us on the wood of the Holy Cross thirty-three years later, as we know is indeed the case, then every person and every nation on the face of this earth must acknowledge this fact and subordinate everything to the Deposit of Faith that He has entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication.

We must pray to Our Lady every day so that we will never lose sight of the centrality of the Incarnation in our own lives and in the lives of our nations, never lose sight of the fact that Holy Mass itself is Incarnational as the Word Who was made Incarnate in her Virginal and Immaculate Womb is made Incarnate on altars of sacrifice under the appearances of bread and wine by true bishops and true priests. Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ spent nine months in the tabernacle of Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb, thereby sanctifying the wombs of al mothers. He is in solidarity with every child in every mother's womb. Every abortion, whether by chemical or surgical means, is an indirect attack on the Incarnation that took place this very day.

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

Also, To Live in Light of Eternity, Volume 2, which contains reflections from Septuagesima Sunday to Easter Sunday, is available for purchase. Those who find themselves in "lockdowns" (we will be under one in a little over twenty hours) might have some time for reading. Thank you. 

Finally, the fifty-four day  Rosary Novena that was announced last week begins today. Please join,

On the Feast of Saint Joseph (2020)

[March 20, 2020, Update: Further information about the Rosary Novena that was announced below late last night can be found by scrolling down.]

Our access to the internet was restored less than twenty-four hours ago after an absence of seven days. This was most inconvenient but was completely out of my own control. I had to spend many hours trying to deal with the problem, which required me to drive over seventy-five miles to a Verizon Wireless corporate store to get matters resolved.

However, it was also within the Providence of God. 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! 

Finally, a person who is acquainted with the work of this site has asked me to post an announcement concerning a fifty-four-day Rosary Novena for the following intentions:

  1. The abolition of the Novus Ordo liturgical service.
  2. The restoration of a true pope on the Throne of Saint Peter.

The person who had the inspiration for this Rosary Novena last month has requested this notification to be posted on the Feast of Saint Joseph. The Rosary Novena itself is to begin on the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and ends on the Sunday during the Octave of the Ascension of Our Lord, May 17, 2020.

Here is an explanation of this Rosary Novena's origin as provided in a third person narrative by the person who brought this to my attention:

The inspiration for the Rosary Novena came from a dream the person had, over a month ago, of being in the magnificent Benedictine Monastery of Ettal in Bavaria. The person had never been there before, but it was full of people, singing in English about “the fruit of the revolution.”

The dream was so horrifying that the person decided to start a Rosary Novena for the abolition of the Novus Ordo and the restoration of a true pope and extend an invitation to as many people as possible to join in the novena.

The person prays regular Rosary Novenas and selects the end date first. The end date of the next one had already been selected as May 17th, which automatically made March 25th the start date.


After reading a book on the power of St. Joseph's intercession, the person also decided to launch the invitation on his Feast day, March 19th. This year's feast of St. Joseph happened to coincide with the Lenten commemoration of Sts. Cosmas & Damian as well.

I believe that it can be inferred that the Novena's stated intentions of the abolition of the Novus Ordo include the end of the false conciliar religion whose false doctrines are enshrined in the Novus Ordo liturgical abomination propagated by the conciliar "popes" and their underlings with revolutionary abandon. The problem that we face, of course, is caused by a false church, which will be overturned when a true pope is restored on the Throne of Saint Peter.

Please send this announcement to as many people as possible.

Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Fifty-Four Day Rosary Novena Flyer

Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus

Update on March 16, 2020: My internet sevice has been down for four days and won't be restored until late Wednesday. This means that I must peck out this update on my phone and that my follow-up commentary on the cornovirus may not be posted until Sunday. For the moment, though, let me note that this madness is of the sort that will bring Antichrist to power as the lemmings surrender legitimate freedoms to today's Caesars and Caeasrettes, who will never restore what is considered "normal." Pray the Rosary and wear a blessed Miraculous Medal. As long I have much work to do on book project, I am deferring completion of the second part of “Naturally Absurd” as I will need at least five full days of writing to finish work. That long article may not appear for a few weeks.

In the meantime, however, I have written a brief reflection on the coronavirus outbreak that has thrown many people into states of fear, if not panic. This commentary has been revised and substantially expanded in several places since its original posting.

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, pray for us.

The Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebaste pray for us.

In Defense of Pope Pius XII's Wartime Record

Jorge Mario Bergoglio has a knack for keeping from proceeding of various writing projects even though I am really unable to keep up with all that he is doing as (a) I have little interest in doing so and (b) I have decided most of the next few years, if Our Lord grants them to me, that is, to work on book projects that have been postponed for far too long.

This is the case at present as the conciliar Vatican’s recent opening of Pope Pius XII’s secret wartime archives has prompted the usual spate of articles from secular sources repeating the scurrilous and damnable lie that Pope Pius XII did nothing against Adolf Hitler during World War II when even The New York Times praised him editorially on December 25, 1941, for his opposition to Hitlerism:

The voice of Pius XII is a lonely voice in the silence and darkness enveloping Europe this Christmas. The Pope reiterates what he has said before. In general, he repeats, although with greater definiteness, the five-point plan for peace which he first enunciated in his Christmas message after the war broke out in 1939. His program agrees in fundamentals with the Roosevelt-Churchill eight-point declaration. It calls for respect for treaties and the end of the possibility of aggression, equal treatment for minorities, freedom from religious persecution. It goes farther than the Atlantic Charter in advocating an end of all national monopolies of economic wealth, and so far as the eight points, which demands complete disarmament for Germany pending some future limitation of arms for all nations.

The Pontiff emphasized principles of international morality with which most men of good-will agree. He uttered the ideas a spiritual leader would be expected to express in time of war. Yet his words sound strange and bold in the Europe of today, and we comprehend the complete submergence and enslavement of great nations, the very sources of our civilization, as we realize that he is about the only ruler left on the Continent of Europe who dares to raise his voice at all. The last tiny islands of neutrality are so hemmed in and overshadowed by war and fear that no one but the Pope is still able to speak aloud in the name of the Prince of Peace. This is indeed a measure of the "moral devastation" he describes as the accompaniment of physical ruin and inconceivable human suffering.

In calling for a "real new order" based on "liberty, justice and love," to be attained only by a "return to social and international principles capable of creating a barrier against the abuse of liberty and the abuse of power," the Pope put himself squarely against Hitlerism. Recognizing that there is no road open to agreement between belligerents "whose reciprocal war aims and programs seem to be irreconcilable," he left no doubt that the Nazi aims are also irreconcilable with his own conception of a Christian peace. "The new order which must arise out of this war," he asserted, "must be based on principles." And that implies only one end to the war. (The New York Times, December 25, 1941.)

The Talmudists are superb propagandists. Their falsehoods were invented in spite of all the contemporary evidence that existed during Pope Pius XII’s lifetime and the testimonials of Jews, including Rabi Israel Zolli, who converted to the true Faith and was baptized personally by Pope Pius XII and honoring him by taking as his baptismal name Eugenio Maria Zolli, and even the future Prime Minister of the Zionist State of Israel, Golda Meir.

The  evidence is clear, and this latest circus, coming as it does during the holy season of Lent, is a terrible distraction from the truths known publicly already. Time will tell whether the “scholars” are honest or will simply cherry pick what they want to make a “special pleading” case in behalf of falsehoods that should never have arisen in the first place.

Tomorrow, Friday, March 6, 2020, the Feast of Saints Perpetua and Felicity and Ember Friday in Lent, would have been the ninety-ninth birthday of my late mother, Norma Florence Red Fox Droleskey, who was born on March 6, 1921, as Maxine Coomer to an unwed mother, Ruth Coomer, at a foundling hospital in Kanas City, Missouri. (She was adopted by a vaudevillian performer who claimed to be a Sioux Indian Chieftain--see Guest Column: Chief Red Fox, by George Farias--some months later along with her twin brother, Max Coomer, who was renamed Louis Red Fox in honor of "The Chief's" brother, Louis Humes, and later died in infancy. My mother herself was renamed as Norma Florence Red Fox in honor of my adoptive grandather's only siser, Norma Irene Humes. Please pray for the soul of my late mother, who died of stomach and esophageal cancer on March 18, 1982, in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, the First Friday of the month of March, the month of Saint Joseph.)

Remember also that  To Live in Light of Eternity, Volume 2, has been published. Please see the menu link above for ordering information.

Our  Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saints Perpetua and Felicity, pray for us.


Although I have been wanting to complete “Naturally Absurd, part two” for the past week or so, time has been spent formatting and then publishing volume two of To Live in Light of Eternity.

To Live in Light of Eternity, Volume 2, provides reflections from Septuagesima Sunday through Pentecost Sunday that have been published on this website and revised over the years. It has been published in a bookshelf friendly 6x9 format after having negotiated Kindle Direct Publishing tutorial for creating “section breaks” that make distinctions between the reflections. The book consists of 785 pages.

As has been noted in the past three months since the original printing of volume one by Refuge of Sinners Publishing, Incorporated, that I distributed on my own, it is my intention to provide a permanent printed record of many of the large number of articles, some of which were written originally in the 1990s, that have been published on this site in the past sixteen years. It is my belief that the time is coming, sooner rather later, where sites such as this one will be banished by the thought police.

The current series of spiritual and liturgical feast day reflections will thus continue to occupy the bulk of my time in the remaining months of this year to complete, although the next book project is the long overdue task of publishing my doctoral dissertation, which was approved on May 20, 1977, in a popularized version as it deals with a very interesting subject and involved a massive amount of research and interviewing of New York State officials, local mayors, state legislators, Federal officials, journalists and lobbyists.

Additionally, time will be spent publishing some of the articles on this site in a topical format under two different series titles, “Restoring Christ as the King of All Nations” (the first volume was published in 2005) and under the name of this website with subtitles such as “The Ratzinger Files,” “The Bergoglio Files,” “The Cultural Abyss” and, among others, “The Adversary’s Global Takeover of the Healthcare Industry.” Each of these subtitles will require several volumes a piece, and this is to say nothing about having to revise and update G.I.R.M. Warfare, which was published originally in 2004 and revised in 2005. In other words, there is much work to do in the coming years.

Yes, I will still write for the site when time permits, and I will do so after the posting of this notice before working on the finalization of the dissertation project for publication and then working on volume three of this current series.

Please click here to purchase To Live in Light of Eternity, Volume 2, in a Kindle digital format for $9.99.

Please click here to purchase To Live in Light of Eternity, Volume 2, in a print format for $24.00.

Thank you for your consideration.

In Christo Rege et Maria Regina,

Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D.



Memento Homo, Quia Pulvis Es, Et in Pulverem Reverteris

[Several readers wrote to me to correct two typographical errors in the title of this reflection. One error was to type "homa" when I meant to "type" as I did last year, and the second error was to omit the Latin word "es" after "pulvis." Lenten humiliation has begun! I just did not see the errors until they were pointed out to me, presuming that everything was fine. Perhaps I should go on my own site more perfectly. Better yet, perhaps I should make a Lenten resolution to be a better proofreader! My apologies for the two errors.]

Our annual Lenten journey into the desert has commenced anew. Deo gratias!

This is the time of penance. This is the time to withdraw from the world. This is the time to be earnest about relying upon the ineffable graces that were won for us by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, during His Passion and Death and that flow into our sous through the loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.

This period of six weeks, four days until Easter Sunday (six weeks, three and one-half days until the Easter Vigil) is nearly one-ninth of an entire calendar year. May we beg Our Lady to help us make the best Lent of our lives as we do not know if it will be our last. Indeed, we do not know whether we will live to see Easter Sunday in this life on Sunday, April 12, 2020.

Naturally Absurd, part two, should appear by the First Sunday of Lent, March 1, 2020, or Monday, March 2, 2020, as I am in the process of editing To Live in Light in Eternity,  Volume 2. Please seeTo Live in Light of Eternity for ordering information about volume one.

Our Lady of Dolors, pray for us.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz Feels the "Burn," Bernie

It was almost immediately after I had posted Naturally Absurd, part one which underwent some minor editorial revisions on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, the Feast of Saint Matthias, that I learned about the interview that Bernard John Sanders had posted on the Sunday, February 23, 2020, edition of 60 Minutes.

Although the hour was late and this current commentary had to wait until after our family Rosary and night prayers, the season of penance is nearly upon us, and I decided to forge ahead with this “rapid response” to Sanders’ remarks about the mass murdering Communist dictator  and Catholic apostate named Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Matthias, pray for us.


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