On the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today's feast, which was extended to the universal church by Pope Pius IX, is the result of at least six centuries of devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus that culminated with the apparitions of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque at the height of Jansenism in the late-Seventeenth Century. 

None of us deserves the mercies of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Yet it is that Our Divine Redeemer does indeed shower us with those mercies if we approach Him with a contrite heart, especially by making regular use of the Sacred Tribunal Penance to make good, integral confessions of our sins to a true priest as we promise to amend our lives, to do penance and to sin no more. We are loved by Love Himself. We are loved particularly by Love Incarnate, Who died for us on the wood of the Holy Cross to redeem us.

Our Lord's love for us is an act of His Divine Will, the ultimate expression of which is the salvation of our immortal souls as members of His Catholic Church. What an obligation we have to return love unto Love Himself as we seek to serve Him as His consecrated slaves through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

What happened to my promised commentary on Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia?

Good question.

I have been busy preparing an updated and revised version of my doctoral dissertation for publication, a project that has required whatever attention I could give to it on any particular day. As it has turned out, John Glover Roberts has had a busy week protecting the work of the District of Columbia swampland, a reality that will expand the scope of the commentary that I had hoped to have published yesterday, the Octave Day of Corpus Christi and the Commememoration of Saint Ephrem the Deacon and the Commemoration of Saints Mark and Marcillianus. It is now my hope to have the next commentary published by Sunday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart and the Commemoration of Saint Aloysius Gonazaga, S. J.

A blessed Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to you all.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.

Commentary on Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, Coming by Thursday

As I am still in the process of finalizing the formatting of my next book project, a commentary on the all-too-predictable decision of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the case of Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, June 15, 2020, will not appear until the Octave Day of the Feast of Corpus Christ and the Commemoration of Saint Ephrem the Deacon, Thursday, June 18, 2020. It is my hope that the book project will be available for purchase by those who might be interested in its topic on the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. (There will be a commentary on latest from Father Carlo Maria Vigano by the beginning of next week.)

The next commentary could have several possible titles, including "Earl Warren Is Alive and Well and on the Supreme Court" or "A New Motto on the Supreme Court Building: "Abandon AllHope, Ye Who Enter Here."

As I noted in part five of "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus," the Supreme Court of the United States of America, as presently constituted, will upheld any and all "vaccination mandates" issued to provide fake "immunity" to a virus that kills only 0.37% of those it infects.

There is no hope for us other than in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part five

[This commentary was revised somewhat on Sunday, June 14, 2020, Sunday within the Octave of Corpus Christi and the Commemoration of Saint Basil the Great, to include an additional piece of information as well as link to another article.]

Well, the Feast of Corpus Christi has now turned into the Friday within this great feast's octave (and the commemorations of Saint John of San Facundo and of Saints Basilides, Cyrinius, Nabor and Nazarius), and the only strength that this author has left at this point is to post this part five of "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus," which I hope will be the last installment in this series.

It is my present intention to write two more commentaries for this site this month as I continue to work on book projects, one of which should be ready for publication next week. One of the two articles with deal with Father Carlo Vigano's discovery that there has been a "parallel church" since the "Second" Vatican Council without his coming to the logical conclusion that must follow from such a discovery and the other article will be part two of "Naturally Absurd," which will be a lengthy commentary on the political absurdities of the moment going back to the impeachment trial and the "national prayer breakfast" the day after its conclusion and continuing to the present time.

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, pray for us.

Saint John of San Facundo, pray for us.

Saints Basilides, Cyrinius, Nabor and Nazarius, pray for us.

On the Feast of Corpus Christi

Today is the great Feast of Corpus Christi. This article, written a long time ago now and slightly revised over the years, is an exhortation to the readers of this site to spend more and more time in adoration before Our Beloved before His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament if this is at all possible in your area. 

Adoration is the first end of prayer, including the perfect prayer that is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in which Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ becomes Incarnate under the appearances of bread and wine when a men man, uttering mere words over the elements of the earth, calls Him down from Heaven. We must adore God with our whole mind, soul, heart, body and strength. To spend time before the Most Blessed Sacrament in prayer is a foretaste of Heavenly glories.
 
Our goal in life is to behold the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in the company of Our Lady, Saint Joseph, our Guardian Angels (each of whom beholds the Beatific Vision as he tries to guide us home to Heaven!), our patron saints and all of the members of the Church Triumph, whose ranks we hope and pray will include our dearest and nearest relatives and friends.
 
We must make time for the foretaste of Heavenly glories by means of profound Eucharistic Adoration in this life is we want to enjoy the glories of Heaven itself for all eternity. There are infused graces that are flooded into the souls of those who spend time in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, those souls who are conscious of the need to make reparation for their sins as they give thanksgiving to God for all of the favors, both spiritual and temporal, they have received and who recognize the need to petition God for the favors we need, both spiritual temporal, starting with an earnest petition each day that we be given the grace to have a holy and sacramentally-provided-for death. 
 
Our Lord stands ready to send us this infusion of graces through the loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother, who is mystically with us when we pray before her Divine Son’s Real Presence. All we need to do is to arrange our lives in such a way as to make time for prayer before Our Eucharistic King and Lord. 
 
We must, of course, be conscious of our need to get to the Sacrament of Penance on a weekly basis in order that our reception of Our Lord’s Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in Holy Communion will be worthy and fervent. The frequent, devout and worthy reception of Our Lord in Holy Communion gives strength even to those souls who have been steeped in one sin after another, those souls who have refused to surrender to the devil’s attacks upon them over the years: 
 
And then come, and accuse me, saith the Lord: if your sins be as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow: and if they be red as crimson, they shall be white as wool. If you be willing, and will hearken to me, you shall eat the good things of the land. (Isaias 1: 18-19.) 
 
We must ask Our Lady on this great feast day of Corpus Christi, which, of course, is celebrated as an Octave in those chapels that use the Missal of Saint Pius V before it was “reformed” by the revolutionary efforts of Annibale Bugnini and Ferdinando Antonelli in the 1950s, to help give us more and more graces to recognize the Most Sacred Heart of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, beats for with great love in the Most Blessed Sacrament. 
 
We must ask Our Lady to help us approach the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart with such fervor and devotion that we will consider it as a great loss if ever there is a day we are unable to get a true offering of Holy Mass and unable to spend at least some time with her Divine Son, Who is the Prisoner of Love in tabernacles today just as He was the Prisoner of her Virginal and Immaculate Womb from the time of His Incarnation to the day of His Nativity.
 
We must also thank Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother for our true bishops and true priests who make it possible for us to have the Sacraments in this time of apostasy and betrayal, remembering to pray that more young men will have the courage to renounce the world and study to become an alter Christus so that he, acting in persona Christi in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, can make Our Lord present in the Most Blessed Sacrament and to bless us with that Most Blessed Sacrament on great feast days such as this one. 
 
Finally, work continued on part five of "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus" until just before reposting this reflection. There is still a considerable bit of work to do in the next-to-last section of the commentary that might not make it possible to post before Saturday, June 13, 2020. Keep checking as there is a possibility for it to be posted tomorrow, Friday, June 12, 2020. Thank you,

A blessed Feast of Corpus Christi to you all!

Today should be devoted entirely to gratitude to Eucharistic King for the great gift of Himself in Holy Communion and our ability worship Him in His Real Presence even though He sitteth at the right hand of God the Father in Heaven. 

What a mystery of love. 
 
Words fail. 

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament, pray for us. 

Saint Barnabas (whose feast is suppressed this year), pray for us.

 

On the [Transferred] Feast of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

As been noted several times in the past few months, I am not reposting each of my past reflections on feast days that I have been published in the first three volumes of "To Live in Light of Eternity." However, I continue to do so on major feast days such as this one, the transferred Feast of the of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary that was instituted by Pope Pius XII in 1954. This feast is annually on May 31 at the conclusion of the month of May, which is the month of Our Lady, but has been transferred to the first free day liturgically this year because May 31, 2020, was Pentecost Sunday.

Every person on the face of this earth is called to honor Mary our Immaculate Queen. Every nation on this earth is called to give public honor to the Queen of Heaven and of Earth, Our Lady, she who made possible our very salvation by her perfect Fiat to the Holy Will of God the Father at the Annunciation. It is fitting that we end her month, the month of May, with this great feast as we hope end our lives with the help of her prayers so that we can enjoy an unending Easter Sunday of glory in Paradise as we give all adoration and worship to the Most Blessed Trinity and give her our due love, honor and gratitude.

Progress is being made on part five  of "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus," but, as noted yeserday, several days of additoinal writing are necessary as I am finishing a book project that will not be published until next week as I am awaiting a review from a former acadmic colleague of mine before doing so.

Thank you.

Our Lady, Queen of Heaven and of Earth, pray for us.

Saint Petronilla, pray for us.

On the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity (2020, revised)

Today is Trinity Sunday and the Commemoration of the First Sunday after Pentecost, thus beginning the second half of the liturgical year that began with the First Sunday of Advent.

The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity was revealed to us by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Although there are clear references in the text of the Old Testament to a plurality of Persons in the Divine Godhead ("Let us make man in our own image"), human reason, which can come to the conclusion that God exists, is insufficient to know about the existence of the Most Blessed Trinity. Our Lord Himself, the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity made Man in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb, had to reveal this to us. The doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity is rejected by all infidels and misrepresented by most Protestant sects.

To wit, many Protestants, especially in the evangelical and fundamentalist sects, are "baptized" in "the name of the Lord Jesus," not in "The Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost," which is invalid on its face. This means that many hundreds of thousands of Protestants are not even Christians despite their thinking that they are. We must defend the doctrine of the Most Blessed Trinity with our very lives if necessary, having frequent recourse to the making of the Sign of the Cross throughout the day. This is a custom that is held dear by many Spaniards and Latin Americans.

Remember, Jorge Mario Bergoglio did not want to give a "blessing," not that he is capable of giving one as a lay Jesuit revolutionary, that is, when address the crowd on the Capitol Mall in Washington, District of Columbia, on Thursday, September 24, 2015, the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom, for fear of offending "unbelievers."

Part five of "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus" is being written at this time, although it may not appear for a few days. 

A blessed Trinity Sunday to you all.

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

Pluralism Goes Up in Flames

This is a relatively brief commentary on the tragic circumstances unfolding in the United States of America at this time.

Another short commentary will follow in a few days. The next commentary will focus on the insidious nature of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, John Glover Roberts, another one of George Walker Bush's "gifts that keep on giving."

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Francis Caracciolo, pray for us.

Father Francis X. Weninger's Third Sermon for Whit-Monday

Although my own next original article will not appear until Friday or Saturday because of other work commitments and the time that will be needed to write it, I am presenting to you a transcription of a very powerful sermon on Whit Monday that was written and delivered by Father Francis X. Weninger, S.J., here in the United States of America in the early 1880s. This sermon has great relevance to contemporary events unfolding right before our very eyes, and I will provide a bit of commentary on this sermon in one of my next original articles on this site.

For the moment, though, suffice it to consider the impact that Father Weninger’s books and sermons had upon Americans, including a Jewish man who converted to the Catholic Faith because of Father Weninger’s writings:

Weninger’s writings during his life time were extensive and varied across a wide spectrum of topics, including, but not limited to, scripture commentaries, works on canon law, sermons, mission techniques, and musical compositions. These works had a great impact their readers, as shown in a letter that was sent in memoriam by a Jewish man from New Orleans. In the letter, he writes:

“To my sincere sorrow, I read in to-day’s paper of the demise of Fr. Weninger of Cincinnati. Not having had the pleasure of knowing him personally, I have learned to love him from studying some of his works, and it was for some time a favorite idea of mine, when passing through Cincinnati, to call on him and that him for the great spiritual benefit I derived by perusing his books. His picture is hanging over my desk, and if the prayers of a poor sinful Hebrew convert, whom by his writings he has helped by to find again the true and only way that leads to salvation, are acceptable toward the repose of his soul, I will thus try and show him my gratitude.” “Father Weninger,” Woodstock Letters 18, no. 1 (1889): 123 (As found at Jesuit Archives: The Digital Collection of Father Francis X. Weninger, S.J. .)

Finally, an original article was posted early on Pentecost Sunday: Without Any Originality.

Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles, pray for us.

Saint Angela Merici (whose feast is suppressed this year), pray for us.

 

Without Any Originality

Although my reflection in Pentecost Sunday is contained in To Live in Light of Eternity, Volume 3, here is a link to it for those who have not purchased the book as yet: Set Alfame This Day for the Conversion of Men and Their Nations.

Today is Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of Holy Mother Church, the upon which the first pope, Saint Peter, who was vivified as the Vivifier Himself, God the Holy Ghost, descended upon him and Our Lady and the other Apostles (and the rest of the disciples) gathered in the Upper Room in Jerusalem as they completed their Novena to God the Holy Ghost ten days after Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's glorious Ascension to His Father's right hand on Ascension Thursday. Saint Peter wasted no time in doing something that is forbidden, at least in a de facto sense, in the counterfeit church of conciliarism: he preached to the Jews about the necessity of their converting to the true Faith.

The missionary work of the Church to seek with urgency the unconditional conversion of all men and all nations to the her maternal bosom, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there is no true social order, brought us glorious missionaries who were willing to embrace many sacrifices, including martyrdom itself, to spread the Faith of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, so that men and all nations would be able to order themselves rightly according to the Deposit of Faith that He has entrusted exclusively to Holy Mother Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication and by means of a fervent cooperation with the graces won for us by the shedding of Our Lord's Most Precious Blood and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of all Graces. The work of conversion does not end when one is Baptized or Confirmed.

The work of conversion away from our sinful selves to become more conformed to the Cross of the Divine Redeemer and the merciful designs of His Most Sacred Heart for us is one that is constant. Every beat of our hearts, consecrated as they must be to that same Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, must burn with fire for the love of God as He has revealed Himself to us through His true Church and as we seek to grow in holiness and to make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world. It is useless for us to be converted in the Baptismal font unless we are willing to let God the Holy Ghost help to convert us every day to cooperate more fully with His Seven Gifts and Twelve Fruits. Saint Paul the Apostle explained that the spiritual man, the one who is filled with Sanctifying Grace, cannot be understood by the sensual or worldly man:

For what man knoweth the things of a man, but the spirit of a man that is in him? So the things also that are of God no man knoweth, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of this world, but the Spirit that is of God; that we may know the things that are given us from God. Which things also we speak, not in the learned words of human wisdom; but in the doctrine of the Spirit, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God; for it is foolishness to him, and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined. But the spiritual man judgeth all things; and he himself is judged of no man. (2 Cor. 2: 11-15)

We must keep this in mind when our relatives and friends and associates do not understand how we can refuse to keep our silence when a putative "pontiff" calls a mosque as a "jewel" or as a "sacred" place or as he prays as a Jew without mentioning the Holy Name of the Divine Redeemer (doing voluntarily what the leaders of Sanhedrin tried to force the Apostles to do, that is, to mention the "name of that man no more") and has he praises the nonexistent ability of false religions to help build the "better world."

We cannot care about what others think of us. We must say and do only those things that are pleasing God, never fearing to raise our voices to defend His greater honor and glory and majesty when these are offended by one claiming to speak for the Catholic Church on earth. The Mystical Bride of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Holy Mother Church, is as spotless and as immaculate as Our Blessed Mother herself.

The Catholic Church did not give us "hootenanny" liturgies before the aftermath of the "Second" Vatican Council. She did not give us "inter-religious dialogue" and "inter-religious" prayer services. She gave us liturgies that came from God the Holy Ghost, not travesties that reaffirm people in the spirit of the world.

The Catholic Church can only give us clarity of doctrine, not ambiguity and complexity that took one "clarification" after another to attempt to make "clear." And Holy Mother Church has always mirrored Our Blessed Mother's hatred of heresy and error, which was part of the meditation written by the late Father Frederick Faber on the Sixth Dolor of Our Lady:

In the judgment of the world, and of worldly Christians, this hatred of heresy is exaggerated, bitter, contrary to moderation, indiscreet, unreasonable, aiming at too much, bigoted, intolerant, narrow, stupid, and immoral. What can we say to defend it? Nothing which they can understand. We had, therefore, better hold our peace. If we understand God, and He understands us, it is not so very hard to go through life suspected, misunderstood and unpopular. The mild self-opinionatedness of the gentle, undiscerning good will also take the world's view and condemn us; for there is a meek-loving positiveness about timid goodness which is far from God, and the instincts of whose charity is more toward those who are less for God, while its timidity is searing enough for harsh judgment. There are conversions where three-quarters of the heart stop outside the Church and only a quarter enters, and heresy can only be hated by an undivided heart. But if it is hard, it has to be borne. A man can hardly have the full use of his senses who is bent on proving to the world, God's enemy, that a thorough-going Catholic hatred of heresy is a right frame of mind. We might as well force a blind man to judge a question of color. Divine love inspheres in us a different circle of life, motive, and principle, which is not only not that of the world, but in direct enmity with it. From a worldly point of view, the craters in the moon are more explicable things than we Christians with our supernatural instinct. (Father Frederick William Faber, The Foot of the Cross.)

We must therefore permit God the Holy Ghost to come into our souls with His bright burning flames at every moment of our lives so that we will filled with love of God and hatred of our own sins as we seek to cooperate with the graces He sends us through the loving hands of His Spouse, Our Lady, making sure to honor His Spouse as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit. May this be our prayer this day and every day our own lives:

Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.

V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.

R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray. O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Ghost, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The current commentary, which is much longer than was anticipated, deals with Kurt “Cardinal” Koch’s reiteration of a theme he addressed in 2011 concerning seeking a “synthesis” between the modernized version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition and the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical abomination of desolation. There is a Pentecost reflection at the end of this long commentary that draws from several passages of The New English Edition of the Mystical City of God.

I need to finish work on a book project before publishing and commencing its marketing. A commentary on the George Floyd tragedy will be written thereafter, followed in four or five days by "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part five." 

Finally, there is an important post at Novus Ordo Watch on the refuting the falsehoods and the  errors of Dr. Roberto de Mattei.

A blessed Pentecost Sunday and Octave to you all!

Our Lady of the Cenacle,  pray for us.

Spiritual Resource: Novena to God the Holy Ghost (2020)

This spiritual resource should have been posted on Friday, May 22, 2018, the second day of the Octave of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Commemoration (in some places) of Saint Rita of Cascia.

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 31, 2020, on Friday, May 22, 2020. The last day to pray for the Novena, of course, is on the Vigil of Pentecost, May 30, 2020.

The past five days have been spent revising a book project that should have been published forty-three years ago but languished because of a lack of time to turn its content into a digitized format. A volunteer did the hard work of transcribing four hundred eight pages of text, leaving me with the task of revising the text, writing a new author's foreword and adding an entirely new author's afterword. 

An original article for this site should appear by Thursday, the Octave Day of the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord and the Commemoration of Saint Augustine of Canterbury.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Philip Neri, pray for us.

Pope Saint Eleutherius, pray for us.

 

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