Spiritual Resource: Novena to God the Holy Ghost

This spiritual resource should have been posted on Friday, May 11, 2018, the second day of the Octave of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

We began the oldest of all of Holy Mother Church's Novenas, the Novena to God the Holy Ghost in preparation for Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 2018, on Friday, May 11, 2018. The last day to pray for the Novena, of course, is on the Vigil of Pentecost, May 19, 2018.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

 

Antichrist Has Shown Us His Calling Card

This commentary has taken nearly three weeks to complete. As noted several days ago, an unexpected trip, which finished off our 2008 minivan, leaving us with a quite a dilemma as it will not be paid off until March 1, 2020, interfered with the work of this site.

However, it was important to take the time necessary to complete this commentary on a 2014 video that attempted to refute sedevacantism by claiming that it is an “impossibility” for the See of Peter to be vacant.

This is a very long commentary, which is not a definitive work on the subject but merely an effort to respond to the specific points made in the aforementioned video presentation. Nonetheless, though, this commentary is an effort to demonstrate that it is not possible for the counterfeit church of conciliarism to be the Catholic Church. Catholic doctrine is immutable. Everything about the counterfeit church of conciliarism, including its false, sacrilegious liturgies, is unstable and subject to “modifications” as “pastoral needs” require.

The original posting of this article included a sentence indicating that this commentary would be sequenced. I had meant to omit that reference, which was inserted as the text was being written at a time its completion was proceeding slowly. However, I decided to persevere in my original goal to publish the commentary all at once. The reference to sequencing has thus been deleted.

Additionally--and very importantly, there was a major typographical error of the sort that I have become rather infamous near the beginning of this commentary. I had meant to write that the commentary was written without any animus toward the presenter of the video in question. Although the text has been corrected, I apologize for any misunderstanding. I thought that I had written what I had intended to write. Moreover, I did not catch the error when I reviewed the text. I apologize for any misunderstanding. I have animus toward no one. I pray for all regardless of whether they like the work of this site or are opposed to it. Mea culpa!

My reflection on today’s Feast of the Ascension of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ can be found by scrolling below.

A blessed Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord to you all.

Christ the King Takes His Royal Throne in Heaven

[A long delayed original commentary will be posted within a few moments of this reflection's republication.]

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's forty days' of teaching the Apostles after his glorious Resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday culminated this very day, Ascension Thursday, as He instructed the Eleven as follows before going up into Heaven from Mount Olivet at whose foot He had suffered His Agony in the Garden six weeks before as Saints Peter, James and John slumbered:

"And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And seeing him they adored: but some doubted. And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world." (Matthew 28: 16-20.)

'There is no "expiration" date on this command. Indeed, the commentary in the Bishop Richard Challoner version of the Douay-Rheims Bible explains that the command is in force until Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ comes in glory on the Last Day to judge the living and the dead and that His Church could never go astray, meaning, of course, that it is impossible for the Catholic Church to give any impression at all that God is pleased with false religions such as Mohammedanism and Talmudic Judaism, which is what the conciliar "popes" have done consistently in the past fifty-nine years, having reached the point of complete absurdity now under Jorge Mario Bergoglio:

18 "All power"... See here the warrant and commission of the apostles and their successors, the bishops and pastors of Christ's church. He received from his Father all power in heaven and in earth: and in virtue of this power, he sends them (even as his Father sent him, St. John 20. 21) to teach and disciple, not one, but all nations; and instruct them in all truths: and that he may assist them effectually in the execution of this commission, he promises to be with them, not for three or four hundred years only, but all days, even to the consummation of the world. How then could the Catholic Church ever go astray; having always with her pastors, as is here promised, Christ himself, who is the way, the truth, and the life. St. John 14."

The Catholic Church can never go astray. She is infallible. She does not give us any "new ecclesiology" or "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity" to deconstruct the meaning of dogmatic truth, thus attacking the essence of the nature of God Himself, or false ecumenism. Her pastors do not esteem the symbols and values and places of false religions and they do not engage in "inter-religious" "prayer" services. Her pastors do not teach that false religions have a "right" from God to propagate their false beliefs publicly and they do not praise those false beliefs for being "able" to "contribute" to the building of a "better" world. Pastors of the Catholic Church insist always and at all times that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order with no equivocation, uncertainty, ambiguity or obscurity of any kind. As Pope Pius XI noted in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928, there is need to "strain" to "find" Catholicism in the pronouncements made by Holy Mother Church:

"For the teaching authority of the Church, which in the divine wisdom was constituted on earth in order that revealed doctrines might remain intact for ever, and that they might be brought with ease and security to the knowledge of men, and which is daily exercised through the Roman Pontiff and the Bishops who are in communion with him, has also the office of defining, when it sees fit, any truth with solemn rites and decrees, whenever this is necessary either to oppose the errors or the attacks of heretics, or more clearly and in greater detail to stamp the minds of the faithful with the articles of sacred doctrine which have been explained. " (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)

How has the integrity of the doctrine of the First Commandment been stamped on "minds of the faithful" by the words and deeds of the conciliar "popes"?

Christ the King has taken His throne in Heaven. We must ascend with Him in our thoughts and prayers at all times as we refuse to have our minds and hearts poisoned by the words and the deeds of the false shepherds of the counterfeit church of conciliarism who dare to blaspheme God so regularly and so openly and/or who refuse to open their mouths in defense of the honor and majesty and glory of God when He is so blasphemed and offended.

As the angel made clear to the Eleven as they looked into the sky as Our Lord disappeared from their sight on this day, there is work for us to do:

"They therefore who were come together, asked him, saying: Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? But he said to them: It is not for you to know the times or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power: But you shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they were beholding him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in white garments. " Who also said: Ye men of Galilee, why stand you looking up to heaven? This Jesus who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, as you have seen him going into heaven. Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is nigh Jerusalem, within a sabbath day's journey. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Jude the brother of James. All these were persevering with one mind in prayer with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren." (Acts 1: 6-14.)

Yes, we can't stand around all day long looking into the sky. There is work for us to do before Our Lord comes for us at the moment of our own Particular Judgments, which can come at any hour and on any day, and at the end of the world to judge the living and the dead. 

The work that we have to do is to sanctify and to save our immortal souls as members of the Catholic Church, work that requires us to be attentive to the graces that were won for us on the wood of the Holy Cross by the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood and the flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces. And to cooperate with the graces that Our Lady sends we must be fortified in prayer, which is one of the reasons that we must keep most assiduously the first Novena in the history of the Church, the Novena to God the Holy Ghost. Our Lady was separated from her Divine Son when He Ascended to Heaven. She was united to Him, however, by means of her reception of His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in Holy Communion. She was united to the Apostles and the others who prayed in the same Upper Room where He had instituted the Holy Priesthood and the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. She is united to us. She is our Blessed Mother. We need to ask her for all the graces that we need to save and to sanctify our souls as we eschew worldliness, which is the theme of today's substantially revised article, and as we refuse to participate in the fraud of a false religion, conciliarism, that is replete with daily outrages given to her Divine Son, starting with the outrage that is the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo service, and as we make much reparation for our sins and those of the whole world as the consecrated slaves of her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.

A blessed Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ to you all.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Antoninus, O.P., and Saints Gordian and Epimachus, whose feasts are suppressed this year, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius V: A Rigid Foe of Heresy and All False Religions

This is a slightly revised version of a reflection on the saintly life and work of  the great Dominican, Pope Saint Pius X, who is indeed quite a contrast to the life and the work of the conciliar revolutionaries. 

Work continues on several articles after an interruption of several days this week necessitated by a bit of unexpected travel that arose from several of my articles. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius V pray for us.

Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.P.: A Chosen Soul Who Suffered With Joy For Love of Our Lord

Today’s article is a slight revision and republication of a very brief and wholly inadequate reflection on the life of the great mystic, stigmatist and spiritual directress of souls, Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.P., whose feast day is the day after that of the Protomartyr of the Order of Preachers, Saint Peter of Verona (Saint Peter Martyr).

Saint Catherine was calumniated during her life, and she was blamed for having precipitated the Great Western Schism by convincing Pope Gregory XI to return to return to Rome in 1378. She suffered all such calumny with joy.

What’s our excuse for grumbling and/or murmuring about our crosses and the state of chaos in which we live in this time of apostasy and betrayal?

Remember, everything thing that happens to us has been ordained by the hand of God Himself with exquisite perfection. Saint Catherine of Siena never lost an opportunity to suffer well. Indeed, she begged to suffer more and more for love of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. So should we.

My reflection on Saint Peter Martyr, O.P., whose feast was commemorated yesterday, Sunday, April 29, 2018, was republished about ten minutes ago. Also, I have corrected the location of Alder Hay Hospital, which is in Liverpool, not London, in yesterday's original article. 

 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.P., pray for us.

Saint Peter Martyr, O.P.: In His Own Blood

The feast of the protomartyr of the Order of Preachers, Saint Peter of Verona, who is known more commonly as Saint Peter Martyr, was commemorated yesterday, Sunday, April 29, 2018, the Fourth Sunday after Easter.

Time was spent last year to revise this brief reflection of the life and holy martyrdom of this great Dominican, who hated error in his childhood as a result of being brought up by parents who were Manicheans. Saint Peter Martyr loved the Holy Faith, and it was this love that prompted him to accept his martyrdom with serenity as he wrote "Credo in Unum Deum" in his very own blood as he fell to the ground after a heretic had stabbed him. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. 

Saint Peter Martyr, pray for us.

No Court Has Jurisdiction Over Any Innocent Human Life

I have interrupted work on my ongoing commentary on an anti-sedevacantist video to write about the execution of Alfie Evans. Several corrections or revisions have been made, including the location of Alder Hey Hospital, which is in Liverpool, England, not London. 

This commentary is not for the faint of heart.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Peter Martyr, O.P., pray for us.

Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, O.F.M., Cap., Opposed Ecumenism With His Very Life

As noted a few days ago (yes, I will get around to updating the Articles Archive page one of these days), I am currently preparing a long article to refute a 2014 anti-sedevacantist video that was replete with false and gratuitous assertions that have been refuted many, many times before on various sites and by various authors. Time is being taken to make points in a methodical manner, and though it is my hope to have it posted by the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist, I may need until the Feast of Saints Cletus and Marcellinus (and the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel in some places) to get the project completed.

In the meantime, I am offering a republished reflection on the life and martyrdom of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, O.F.M., Cap.,whose feast is celebrated today, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, within the Octave of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph.

Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, O.F.M., Cap. opposed false ecumenism with his very life. Unlike the conciliar "popes" and their "episcopal" henchmen, Saint Fidelis came to "extirpate heresy, not to embrace it."

Finally, I ask prayers for little Alfie Evans, who is in the process of being executed by the “civilized” authorities at Alder Hay Hospital in London. His crime? Being deemed unfit to live. Pray for Alfie. Pray for his parents. Pray for the conversion of the monstrous butchers who are killing him.  (For more on Alfie’s case, see Alfie Evans Removed From Ventilation. It is impossible for any believing Catholic to watch the embedded video that is found within the referenced article without shedding a fear tears.)

I will have a commentary on Alfie’s case, which was mentioned in , and on the case of a French man, Vincent Lambert, who is likely to be starved and dehydrated to death despite the best efforts of many worldwide to save his life, after I complete my commentary on the state of the Church Militant in this time of apostasy and betrayal.

Killers in white coats abound in the world today. This stands to reason as we live in a world formed by the lies of Martin Luther and the scions of Judeo-Masonry, and the whole fabric of the ecclesiology and pastoral practice of the counterfeit church of conciliarism is based upon an “official reconciliation” with those lies. God will visit a major chastisement upon the “civilized” world for its warfare against truth, which is nothing other than a warfare against Him and His Divine Revelation.

May God have mercy on us all.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, pray for us.

James Brien Comey: Arbiter of What Constitutes "Moral Fitness"

As seems to be the new “normal” for my work, my follow-up to my commentary of five days ago took longer than expected.

This commentary, which is hardly brief but not as long as many other articles, deals with the nest of naturalist thieves and thugs plot against their enemies, whom they deem “morally unfit,” even though almost everyone in public life, whether of the false opposite of the naturalist “left” or the “right” is morally unfit to serve in any position, whether elected or appointed, of government authority, by virtue of their support for one or more of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance, starting with the daily slaughter of the innocent preborn.

Appendix B contains a summary of the life of Saint Anselm from the readings for Matin’s for his feast day, Saturday, April 21, 2018.

The next article on this site will review a video presentation that was sent to me recently. The presentation, which criticizes both sedevacantism and the “resist while recognize” movement, is premised on a straw man argument that those who reject the legitimacy of the conciliar “popes” are refusing to accept “the church that exists.” Unfortunately, for the presenter, the teaching of the “church as it exists” is not that of the Catholic Church. Indeed, the current occupant of the conciliar seat of apostasy has made no effort to disguise his contempt for the immutable teaching of the Catholic Church and attacking in the most vicious terms imaginable those who hold to it without any qualification, reservation or exception.

The next commentary will four to five days to complete. Even this commentary is being posted later than I would have liked, but as a reader of mine once wrote to me to apologize for not corresponding, “Life gets in the way.” So much so that, given the limitations of my physical strength, extensive writing after Midnight, a time after which many of the articles on this site had been posted in the past, is itself a thing of the past.

Thank you for your patience.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Anselm, pray for us.

Revised: On the Solemnity of Saint Joseph

Today is the Solemnity of Saint Joseph in Paschaltide, a feast that originated under the title of “The Patronage of Saint Joseph” in 1847 by Pope Pius IX before being given its current name in 1911 and then repositioned two years later on the Wednesday following the Second Sunday after Easter by Pope Saint Pius X. This reflection is by way of an annual reminder, slightly revised, to trust in Saint Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church and the Protector of the Faithful, in these times of persecution by the forces of Antichrist in the world and in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church and Protector of the Faithful, pray for us. 

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