We Must Always Live and be Ready to Die for Christ the King (2020)

Today is the Feast of the Universal Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Commemoration of the Twentieth-first Sunday after Pentecost.

As we live in the midst of the insanity, the utter madness of the absolute farce that is our Judeo-Masonic governmental system, we must always be champions of Christ the King as His totally consecrated slaves through His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Our Lord is meant to be King of both men and their nations. We must never fall for the diabolical trap posed by the organized forces of naturalism in our country. We must rally at all times to the cause of Christ the King, Whose cause is defended by neither the naturalists in political parties or the conciliarists in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

Remember, the coup that made it possible for the likes of Robert Mueller, James Brien Comey, John Brennan, James Clapper, Adam Schiff. Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi, et al. to instigate a coup against a fellow naturalist they believe to be on the "wrong" side of the naturalist divide was undertaken by Martin Luther just four days shy of five hundred two years ago. Luther's coup against Christ the King and His true Church is being celebrated by Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his band of conciliar revolutionaries. Una cum Francisco, anyone?

A new article on this subject will appear by Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the Vigil of Saints Simon and Jude.

Vivat Christus Rex!

Viva Cristo Rey!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

The Sovereignty of Christ the King is Universal and Eternal (2020)

Today is the great feast of the Universal Kingship of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, instituted by Pope Pius XI by the issuance of Quas Primas, December 11, 1925, to counteract the naturalism and the anticlericalism that was spreading so wildly in the world and attracting so many Catholics away from the Faith. This is ninety-fifth observance of the Feast of Christ the King since its institution.

A new article about the Social Reign of Christ the King and the consequences of its overthrow five centuries ago by the Protestant Revolution is being written but may not appear until Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the Vigil of Saints Simon and Jude.

A blessed Feast of Christ the King to you all!

Vivat Christus RexViva Cristo Rey!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio "Papally" Blesses "Unions" Made in Hell

Although it has taken me longer than I would have liked, this commentary is about the entirely unsurprising endorsement that Jorge Mario Bergoglio has given to “civil union” status for those engaged in perverse sins against nature.

I will let the commentary speak for itself.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

An Inversion of Truth: The Secular Magisterium and Censorship

There has been much news about the high priests and priestesses of the Red Chinese subsidiary known as Silicon Valley imposing censorship upon a news story concerning a certain “businessman” who had to make sure that his “big guy,” namely, his own father, got a cut of the booty from Chinese Communist Party front companies.

This commentary reminds readers that the contemporary censorship imposed by “Big Tech” to enforce the “party line” is an inversion of that which belongs to Holy Mother Church: the authority and the duty to prohibit that which is offensive to God and injurious to souls from being distributed.

My attention turns now to the completion of “Naturally Absurd, part four,” which may not appear until Saturday, October 24, 2020, the Feast of Saint Raphael the Archangel.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Hilarion, pray for us.

Saint Ursula and her Companions, pray for us.

Saint Luke: The Winged Ox Who Pulled His Weight for Holy Faith

Today, Sunday, October 18, 2020, is the Feast of Saint Luke and the Commemorations of the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost and of Mission Sunday (Collects from the Votive Mass of the Propagation of the Faith). This is a brief reflection on the evangelist who is symbolized as a winged ox. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Luke the Evangelist, pray for us.


Republished: Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque: A Chosen Soul for the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Do you think that you have sufferings from family members or associates?

The saint whose feast is celebrated today, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, was favored with visions of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in her childhood, and he believed this to have been a normal experience that any child might have. Even as a child, therefore, this favored child of Our Lord's was blessed with tremendous sufferings from a pair of domineering paternal aunts, who persecuted her and her mother after her father's death. This early childhood suffering, which was accompanied by a physical affliction that left her bedridden for four years, was just a preparation for the suffering that Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque endured to spread public devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus at the specific request of Our Lord Himself.

The hearts of men had grown cold because of Jansenism when Our Lord revealed the secrets of His Most Sacred Heart to Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque in the Visitation Convent in Paray le Monial, France, between December of 1673 and June of 1685. We cannot let our own love for the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus grow cold in our hearts. We must forgive as we are forgiven, and we must remember the high price of infidelity that France paid for the refusal of King Louis XIV to consecrate the whole of France, and not just Paris, to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (as is related in an appendix to this article).

A new article is being written. However, it will not appear until Wednesday or Thursday of the coming week as it requires great attention to detail and time to make a variety of different distinctions. 

In the meantime, it's nearly Midnight, do you know where your laptop computer is, Hunter Biden? Everyone seems to know but you.

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, an intimate of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and a faithful client of Our Lady through her Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.

Notice to All Judicial Nominees: Please Check Your Catholic Faith at the Door

This is a brief follow up to Steeped in the Erros of Americanism and Conciliarism Through No Fault of Her Own and focuses upon an answer about leaving her faith “aside” in response to a question posed by United States Senator Lindsey Graham on Tuesday,  October 13, 2020, the Feast of Saint Edward the Confessor.

We are beginning another fifty-four day Rosary Novena today, October 15, 2020, the Feast of Saint Teresa of Jesus, that will end on the Feast of Saint Ambrose and the Commemoration of the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The intention of this Novena is to pray that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ will shorten the time by which a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter will be restored to the Holy See. The inspiration for this intention is based on Saint Ambrose’s observation that Our Lord speeded up the time of His Resurrection so that His Most Blessed Mother would not suffer His absence longer:

Saint Ambrose says that the grief of the Blessed Virgin without her Son was so great, that to soften it, our Lord hastened His resurrection. I to will show myself a true son of Mary by making haste to rise again to grace, by means of a good confession, if by misfortune I should ever fall into sin. (Saint Ambrose of Milan.)

Here is a reminder about the structure of a fifty-four day Rosary Novena:

Day 1 of the Novena: Joyful Mysteries.

Day 2 of the Novena: Sorrowful Mysteries.

Day 3 of the Novena: Glorious Mysteries. 

Day 4 of the Novena: Joyful Mysteries.

Day 5 of the Novena: Sorrowful Mysteries.

Day 6 of the Novena: Glorious Mysteries.

Day 7 of the Novena: Joyful Mysteries.

Day 8 of the Novena: Sorrowful Mysteries.

Day 9 of the Novena: Glorious Mysteries.

The pattern is repeated from Days 10-18, 19-27, 28-36, 26-45 and 46-54. 

Thank you.

A reflection on the life and work of Saint Teresa of Avila can be found by scrolling below.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Teresa of Jesus, pray for us.

On the Feast of Saint Teresa of Avila

This is a reflection of the life and the incomparable work of Saint Teresa of Jesus, the indomitable, incomparable reformer, foundress and model of spiritual perfection 

Another original article will appaer within fifteen minutes of this posting. The home page preview of the article will contain news of another fifty-four day Rosary Novena that begins today and ends on the Feast of Saint Ambrose and the Commemoration of the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Teresa of Jesus, pray for us,

Always Relevant: Our Lady's Fatima Message (2020)

This reflection, which was written three years ago, on the message of Our Lady of Fatima includes brief reflections on the liturgical feasts that took place (or were to take place in the future) on each of the dates of Our Lady’s apparitions to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal.

Work on the next original article for this site will resume on Wednesday as I have been completely consumed with finishing the text for Volume 6 of To Live in Light of Eternity, which has been uploaded and should be available for purchase within twenty-four hours.

Also, I have spent time fixing problems in Volune 1 of To Live in Light of Eternity, which was published today in a revised 6x9 format, a change that was necessitated a Supplemental Edition because of the original 8.5x11 pagination. These volumes are now available for purchase.

Importantly, Mrs. Randy Engel has published an incisive commentary about the Knights of Columbus's embrace of "consensus" policy on the surgical assassination of the innocent preborn that I recommend to readers of this site: The Cases Against An Abortion Consensus.

Now, I would like to request prayers for the repose of the soul of the late Dr. Brendan McGuire, a professor of history at Christendom College, who died after a valiant nine-year battle with cancer that he accepted with equanimity as coming from the hand of God and that did not deter him in the fulfillment of his teaching duties up to Thursday, October 8, 2020, just hours before he died around 3:00 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020, the Feast of Saint John Leonard and the Commemoration of Saints Dionysis, Eleutherius, and Rusticus. 

I met Dr. McGuire when he was eleven years old in 1994 and played a very small role as a teacher of his in a homeschooling program from then until he and his fraternal twin brother headed off to Christendom College at the age of sixteen in 1999. He was a remarkable student in 1994 and first-hand reports I have received from those we know have told us how remarkable he was as a classroom professor and mentor.

Even though the circumstances in which we find ourselves now in this time of apostasy and betrayal resulted in a lack of contact since 2004, there has never been a day that I did not pray for Dr. McGuire, his own wife and children, his exemplary Catholic parents and many siblings, one of whom has brain cancer and has told those who know him to just pray that he can save his soul, and I will not fail to pray for the repose of his immortal soul until I am called unto my own Particular Judgment.

Please join me, therefore, in praying for the repose of the soul of Dr. Brendan McGuire and the consolation of his wife, childen, parents, and siblings--as well as the many thousands of those who were influenced by his teaching and good Catholic example of accepting suffering with joy. 

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Saint Edward the Confessor, pray for us.



Revised: Theotokos: On the Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today is the Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Council of Ephesus (431 A.D.) declared Our Lady to be the Mother of God. This is a doctrine that that the devil particularly hates, which is why he has raised up all manner of Protestant sects to attack it with a fury, requiring us to defend the doctrine of the Divine Maternity of Our Lady with all of the graces that she sees fit to send us through her loving hands as the Mediatrix of All Graces.

As Father Benedict Baur, O.S.B., explained in The Light of the World, Volume II:

"Fifteen hundred years have passed since Nestorius, a Patriarch of Constantinople, launched the heresy which taught that the person of Christ was different from the person of the Son of God. Nestorius asserted that Mary did not conceive nor bring forth the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, but only the man Christ. According to his teaching she was not the Mother of God, not a God-bearer, but only the mother of a mere man, in whom God dwelt only as in a temple.

A few years later after the beginning of the Nestorian heresy, a council was assembled at Ephesus (431 A.D.), which proclaimed that Mary had given birth to Jesus, who was, at one and the same time, God and man, having two natures but one person. God does not live in Him merely as in a temple, but the man Jesus is at the same time God. Mary is mother, not only of the humanity of Christ, but of the Son of God also. She is the Mother of God. The people of Ephesus awaited the decision of the council hall were opened and the decision was made known, the people greeted the Fathers with great rejoicing and accompanied them to their dwellings with flaming torches, crying out: 'Mary is the bearer of God; Mary is the Mother of God.' 

Today, fifteen hundred years later, we make the same joyful confession. "Mary is the mother of Jesus, the Son of God. The Gospel recounts an incident of His childhood during which He first refers to His divine origin. When Jesus was twelve years old, Joseph and Mary went to Jerusalem to offer sacrifice. 'When they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and His parents knew it not.' They believed Him to be in the company of relatives. But they were mistaken. After a long and anxious search they found Him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors of the law. 'And His mother said to Him: Son, why hast Thou done to so us? Behold Thy father and I have sought Thee sorrowing.' This rebuke shows the concern of a mother who has borne suffering with love. But Jesus meekly answers: 'Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?' He refers to His Heavenly Father, for He is Son of God. He was conceived, not by the power of man, but by the power of God (Offertory). When the angel had first brought the message to Mary, she had answered: Behold the handmaid of Lord; be it done unto me according to thy word" (Luke 1: 38). And at her word, the only-begotten Son of God was made flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mother. We pray tribute to this mystery at the Communion, when we confess, 'Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, which bore the Son of the eternal Father.' Blessed art thou, O holy Mother of God, who wert united to the Son of God in a most intimate union when thou didst bear Him in thy womb. "Mary provided the body for the Son of God, and he in return Christ filled the soul of Mary with the fullness of His spirit. Mary became wholly absorbed in Him and became like Him. She became united to Him in a most intimate union. 'Alleluia, alleluia. Virgin Mother of God, He whom the whole world cannot contain, enclosed Himself in thy womb, being made man, Alleluia.' 'Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.' " 'As the vine, I have brought forth a pleasant odor, and my flowers are the fruit of honor and riches' (Epistle). The blossoms on this vine are the precious virtues of faith and humility which the Virgin exhibited when she received the message of the angel. She was resolute in her attachment to her virginity: "I know not man" (Luke 1: 34). Yet she is obedient to the will of God and speaks her fiat: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy word" (Luke 1: 38). "My flowers are the fruit of honor and riches," Christ the Lord. "There shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse," Mary, who is sprung from the house of David; "and a flower shall rise up out of his root," Christ, the Son of Mary (Gradual). Humanity and divinity are united in this one person. 'Come over to me, all yet that desire me, and be filled with my fruits' (Epistle). Mary does not keep her child for herself; she bequeaths Him to us when He is born at Bethlehem, when He is offered in the Temple, and when He offers Himself up on the cross. She gives Him to us again daily in Holy Communion. Mary has borne Christ for us. Together with her Divine Son, she has given us salvation and an abundance of grace. She stands even today at the throne of God as our advocate and or all-powerful intercessor, armed with irresistible intercessory power, the mother of all those who are in the state of sanctifying grace. "We renew our faith in the mystery of Mary's divine motherhood. 'Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.' God is thy child, having taken His humanity from thy flesh. " 'Come over to me . . . and be filled with my fruits,' for it is Christ Jesus whom I give you. He was first given to us when we were reborn through baptism: He is given to us today at Mass and Holy Communion: 'Hath He not also with Him given us all things?' (Rom. 8: 32.) Since Mary has given us all things through Christ, we today express our gratitude to her." (Father Benedict Baur, O.S.B., The Light of the World, Volume II, B. Herder Book Company, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1954, pp. 440-442.) 

Finally, the past week has been spent finalizing the text for Volume 6 of To Live in Light of Eternity, upon which a bit more writing needs to be done before I can publish it on Monday or Tuesday. I will have another orignal article for this site soon thereafter. although I will say that it is more gratifying to provide readers access to some good resources on the lives of the saints rather than to have to write yet again about Modernity and Modernism. Oh, yes, I will return to that mundate task. However, the lives of the saints teach us how to strive for perfection in this passing, mortal vale of tears. 

A blessed Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us



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