On the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Magnificat

Today is the magnificent feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to her cousin, Saint Elizabeth, and her preborn Divine Son’s preborn Precursor, Saint John the Baptist.

This date, July 2, marks the end of the period of Our Lady’s Visitation, which began on April 2, lasting until the day after the octave day of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. Our Lady’s perfect Charity for her cousin and her Divine Son’s Precursor should prompt us to perform the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy at all times, making sure as well to proclaim the Holy Name of Mary, she whom all generations are duty bound to call blessed, as the Mother of God who made possible our salvation by her perfect fiat to the will of God the Father at the Annunciation and who is the Queen of Heaven and on earth, the very Immaculate Conception who prays for us now and at the hour of our deaths.

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

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saints Processus and Martinian, pray for us.

On the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ: The Laver of Redemption

The Most Precious Blood of Jesus is our laver of redemption, as our own sins, each and every single one of them, caused It to be shed during the events of Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

It was the thought of coming into contact with the horror of our sins, the very antithesis of His Sacred Divinity, that caused Our Lord to sweat droplets of His Most Precious Blood in His Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane.

It was our sins that caused the Most Precious Blood of Jesus to be shed so terribly during His cruel scourging at the Pillar.

It was our sins that caused the Most Precious Blood of Jesus to be shed as He was crowned with thorns to mock His Sacred Kingship over men and their nations.

It was our sins that caused the Most Precious Blood of Jesus to continue to be shed from the scourging and the crowning as He walked up the steps to be judged by the Roman procurator, Pontius Pilate. Droplets of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus are still venerated by pilgrims as proceed on their knees up the Sancta Scala in Rome right across from the Basilica di San Giovanni Laterano.

It was our sins that caused the Most Precious Blood to be shed as Our Lord’s hands and knees were crucified. It was our sins that caused the Most Precious Blood of Jesus to be shed unto Its last drop as He hung on the gibbet of the Holy Holy Cross for three hours, flowing in a torrent as Our Lord’s wounded side was pierced with the lance of Saint Longinus.

What is It that is poured out onto our souls when they are Absolved by a true priest in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance?

The Most Precious Blood of Jesus.

The Most Precious Blood of Jesus strengthens us when we receive It worthily in Holy Communion.

It was the shedding of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus on the wood of the Holy Cross that ratified the New and Eternal Covenant He inaugurated at the Last Supper, thereby obliterating forever the old sacrifices of the blood of bulls and goats and lambs in Temple worship, thus superseding he Old Covenant of the Jews.

We must celebrate this great Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, which was pumped through Our Divine Redeemer’s Sacred Body by His Most Sacred Heart, the very font of Mercy, with gratitude that we, sinners who caused It to be shed in torrents under the most unspeakably cruel conditions, are bathed unto our redemption by Its merits.

May we never take the Most Precious Blood of Jesus for granted.

A blessed Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ to you all!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Aberrant Civil Leaders and Aberrant Pastors of an Aberrant Religion Reaffirm Men in Their Aberrant Affections

There was a time a little over twenty-one years ago now when I was driving from Reno, Nevada, where I had been visiting a generous Catholic (who funded my "Living in the Shadow of the Cross" and "To Be Catholic from the Womb to the Tomb" lecture programs from September of 2000 to April of 2003), to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to give a lecture there. The drive was long, over a thousand miles. About half of the drive took me through desert roads in the wasteland known as Nevada. It's a drive I never want to make again even though I made great time driving at breakneck speeds during the middle of the night. Let me explain why.

Although I do not get overcome by feelings of oppression on a regular basis, I did have a palpable sense of evil as I drove through the Nevada desert late at night into the early hours of the next morning (and, no, I can't recall the exact dates as there has been some "slippage" of the memory on some details while others are retained unfailingly, at least up until now). The reason for this palpable sense of evil became clear as I saw little red lights stationed at the driveways of "ranches" alongside US-95 and US-93 in those Nevada counties that permitting human beings to sell themselves to engage in the commission of various sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments. "Wow," I said to myself, this is a mockery of the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament and of His Most Sacred Heart that beats within It."

Red vigil lamps burn near that Real Presence of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament, signifying that the One Who redeemed us by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross because of His love of His Co-Eternal and Co-Equal Father in Heaven and his love of us awaits our acts of adoration, thanksgiving, reparation and petition as His Most Sacred Heart pulsates radiant beams of that Divine love to warm us in the midst of the chills of this passing world, full of so many problems, many of which, of course, we cause for ourselves, especially by refusing to accept God's will for us in our lives and refusing to embrace the crosses that He sends us, each of which has been perfectly fitted by Him for us from all eternity. Each cross we are given is the means by which we can give honor and glory to the Most Blessed Trinity through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, out of which the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus that beats for us with such love in the tabernacle was formed.

It is thus understandable that the devil would want to mock the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament by having people of bad reputation, shall we say, advertise themselves by means of a red light and that their districts of sin be known as "red light districts." It is also understandable that the devil would want to make this month of June, the month of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus into a celebration of perverse sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments as all manner of lewd, vulgar, obscene and disgusting spectacles take place in city after city in the United States of America and elsewhere in the so-called "civilized" or "developed" world.

Unspeakable and unprintable displays and sounds that come straight from Hell have made themselves particularly present in front of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick on the day that perversity is celebrated every year in late June on Fifth Avenue, Borough of Manhattan, City of New York, New York. I have seen some of these outrages with my own eyes in the 1980s and 1990s  as I stood on the sidewalk to pray the Holy Rosary in reparation for these outrages and for the conversion of those committing them, and I was present in the cathedral during what I thought was Holy Mass on December 10, 1989, when members of Act-Up chained themselves to pews and then shouted with the cries of the sort that could only have emanated from hell itself. 

Things have degenerated so much over the past four decades that many “mainstream” members of the false opposite of the naturalist right have participated in these parades. Republican participants in New York City have included Governor George Elmer Pataki, Mayor Rudolph William Giuliani, and United States Senator Alfonse M. D’Amato, among others. Indeed, the pro-sodomite organization called Human Rights Campaign even endorsed D’Amato over his Democratic opponent in 1998, a man named Representative Charles Schumer. Maybe you have heard of him. (I took a lot of heat from some “pro-lifers” for pointing this out in my unsuccessful primary campaign against D’Amato in the “Right to Life Party,” and a reporter for the Village Voice, Wayne Barrett, was astounded that I would call out D’Amato for his public support of sodomy as a “civil right.) It should also be recalled that former President Donald John Trump was rhetorically supportive of the homosexual agenda and took to “twitter” in 2019 to wish sodomites well during “pride month” even though his political aides kept him from making an official statement. Melania Trump even wanted to bathe the White House in the “rainbow” colors back in 2017, an idea many in the Trump White House thought would offend “evangelicals.” Who cares about offending God?

Well, the current President in Name Only, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., who makes Captain Peter Peachfuzz seem logical and coherent, knows that he can promote the sodomite agenda with absolute impunity as Jorge Mario Bergoglio has his back.

This commentary, therefore, is about the perversion of the month of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus by the lords of Modernity and the lords of Modernism, combining a commentary Bergoglio’s praise for the work of “Father” James Martin, S.J., with his one hundred thousandth gazillion condemnation of “rigid” Catholics. The commentary concludes with a section on today’s Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul.

Additionally, I have revised an older commentary, Memo from Two Popes and Monsignor Joseph Clifford Fenton to Bishop Richard Williamson: No One Can Resist a True and Legitimate Successor of Saint Peter, that I believe is appropriate for this great feast day.

I must “disappear” for a week or so to continue work on the revision of GIRM Warfare. Thank you. Republished articles will appear on Thursday and Friday.

Pray for a true pope every day!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Supreme Masters of Sophistry

The Supreme Court of the United States of America is winding up its October 2020 term.

This commentary discusses three of those recent decisions.

As Senor Jorge Mario Bergoglio raged again against “rigid” pastors who are wedded to a “past truth,” I suppose that I must prepare another commentary to remind the readers of this site that a) this is nothing new for Bergoglio as he has been saying things like this for the past eighty-seven and one-half months; and b) this is nothing other than textbook Modernism.

Now, tomorrow is the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost within the Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. However, although not on the universal calendar of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, tomorrow is, of course, the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Here is a link to the Novena that we pray in her honor every Tuesday evening, a practice that we have been maintaining for the past fifteen years: Devotions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saints John and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist: Everything That Jorge Mario Bergoglio Is Not and Will Never Be

This very brief follow-up to today's other revised reflection based on prayers found in The Raccolta in honor of Saint John the Baptist, the last of the Old Testament Prophets. Readers will see that these beautiful prayers explain the holy mission of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour’s Precursor and Cousin and explain everything that Jorge Mario Bergoglio, an Anti-Saint John the Baptist, if you will, is not and will never be.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

On the Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

This is a republished reflection on the Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist.

Today's great feast, coming as it does six months, one day prior to Christmas Day, is only one of three in the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church that commemorates a physical birth (or Nativity). Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Nativity in Bethlehem in celebrated on Christmas Day, December 25. Our Lady Nativity is celebrated on September 8. And Our Lord's Precursor, the son of Saint Elizabeth, Saint John the Baptist, is privileged to have his own Nativity celebrated this very day. This is a tremendous feast day in the life of the Catholic Church. 

Saint John the Baptist, the last of the Old Testament prophets, prepared the way for the coming of Our Lord prior to the assumption of His Public Ministry. Freed from Original Sin in the womb of his mother, Saint Elizabeth, who was Saint Anne's cousin, at the moment of Our Lady's Visitation, Saint John the Baptist preached fearlessly to convert sinners from their sinful ways and to prepare them to accept his Cousin, God Incarnate, as their Redeemer. He also knew that he had to decrease in stature in the world as Our Lord increased following His symbolic baptism in the Jordan River, during which, of course, God the Father sent a dove, symbolizing God the Holy Ghost, spoke to tell us in no uncertain terms, "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased" (Matthew 3: 17), a proclamation that would God the Father repeated at Our Lord's Transfiguration (Matthew 17: 5).

Saint John the Baptist fearlessly proclaimed the truth. He lost his head for doing so. In like manner, of course, we must proclaim the truth, doing so out of fidelity to Our Lord as He has revealed Himself to His true Church, and in true Charity for the eternal good of others, recognizing at all times that we are but weak vessels of clay, full of faults and failings, who must make much reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for our sins.

It is not easy to speak truth to those in power. Saint John the Baptist knew this.

Those in power, such as King Herod the Tetrarch, who was married illicitly to his brother's wife even though his brother was still very much alive, frequently believe themselves to be beyond criticism and that each of their decisions are binding upon the consciences of all others, a power that Our Lord has given exclusively to true popes, who can indeed bind our consciences.

Those in civil power, however, tend to think of themselves as demigods whose musings on this or that subject carry great significance. No matter who the President of the United States of America is, for example, it is invariably the case that some sort variation of one false, naturalistic presupposition after another is supposed to be accepted by the populace as the foundation for the common good domestically and for peace internationally. These "demigods" can't possibly be wrong, of course. They believe that their shallow words and empty and sometimes contradictory statements are received from on high (actually, their words and actions come from below!) and anyone who dares to dissent from them is suspect of being a "domestic terrorist."

Finally, work continues on the next original article for this site. I  believe that it will take another two full days of writing similar to what I was able to complete yesterday to get the job done. Thank you for your patience. 

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga: Model of Angelic Purity

As it will take me several more days to complete the next orignal article for this website, I believe that it is appropriate, especially given my own attachment and devotion to Saint Aloysius Gonzaga since entering Saint Aloysius School in Great Neck, New York, on September 10, 1956, to present this reflection to you.

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga was a great lover of the Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament and of Our Lady. Saint Aloysius was intensely united to the sufferings that Our Lord endured in His Passion and Death, offering up his own sufferings prior to death, sufferings that he contracted as a result of helping a man with the plague in Rome, in union with that of Our Lord's own Passion and Death.

Saint Aloysius was also devoted to the angels, which makes sense as he had an angelic purity of his own. We need to invoke his holy intercession to help us to have as a pure a heart as he did as we attempt to make reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for our own sins, especially any and all against Holy Purity.

As it was at the aforementioned Saint Aloysius School in Great Neck, New York, where I learned the truths of the Catholic Faith as they were taught with clarity by the Reverend Sisters of Mercy (and one lay teacher, Miss Greta McCarthy, a young Irish immigrant who knew the Holy Faith very well, who became Mrs. Greta Foley after the end of the 1961-1962 school year; she died in 2012), I owe Saint Aloysius so very much. I have been devoted to him from the time that I entered Kindergarten in September of 1956.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, pray for us.

Saint Paulinus of Nola, pray for us.

Caesars Gain More Power While Dopes Get Doped Up

As I explained recently, the current scarcity of commentaries reflects the work that I am doing on a book project in addition to the fact that I had to travel on Tuesday for a diagnostic examination that confirmed what many have said about me for a long time, namely, that I have “lost my mind,” (well, at least a part of it as a result of “mild cerebral volume loss,” which explains the slight diminution of short-term memory) and then had to attend to family duties that required more travel time on Wednesday and then again on Thursday. It is kind of hard to write when one is not at home to do so.

Anyhow, this new commentary deals with the continued legalization and glorification of marijuana, a hallucinogenic substance that I have opposed since first becoming aware of its existence in 1964 as so-called “musicians” popularized its use and thus influenced many people I know into ruining their lives by becoming addicted to it. So many people have “gone to pot” that they don’t seem to care that their legitimate liberties are being eroded by the monster civil state of Modernity.

Another commentary will follow reasonably soon presuming, as it appears at the moment, that I will have the time to do so.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Juliana Falconieri, pray for us.

Saints Gervase and Protase, pray for us.

Pope Saint Silverius, pray for us.

Revised: Saint Basil the Great: "Perhaps You Have Not Met A Catholic Bishop Before"

Today's republished article, which was written eleven years ago now and revised again in 2018, attempts to draw comparisons between Saint Basil the Great's battles with the Arians and our own battles with the lords of the counterfeit church of conciliarism and their apologists. I had forgotten, prior to re-reading the article, just how many little nuggets from Dom Prosper Gueranger's The Liturgical Year are contained in its text.

Here is one just nugget:

"Peace is just what Basil desired as much as anybody; but the peace for which he would give his life could be only that true peace left to the Church by our Lord. What he so vigorously exacted on the grounds of faith proceeded solely from his very love of peace. And therefore, as he himself tells us, he absolutely refused to enter into communion with those narrow-minded men who dread nothing so much as a clear, precise expression of dogma; in his eyes their captious formulas and ungraspable shiftings were but the action of hypocrites, in whose company he would scorn to approach God's altar. As to those miserably misled, 'Let the faith of our fathers be proposed to them with all tenderness and charity; if they will assent thereunto, let us receive them into our midst; in other cases, let us dwell with ourselves alone, regardless of numbers; and let us keep aloof from equivocating souls, who are not possessed of that simplicity without guile, indispensably required in the early days of the Gospel from all who would approach to the the faith. The believers, so it is written, had but one heart and one soul. Let those, therefore, who would reproach us for not desiring pacification, mark well who are the real authors of the disturbance and so not point the question of reconciliation on our side any more.'"(Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year.) 

The authors of disturbance today are not those of us who point out the errors and blasphemes and sacrileges of the conciliar "popes," including Jorge Mario Bergoglio, but those who are silent about and/or enable these offenses, a silence that prevails these days among so many "conservative" and "traditionally-minded" priests and presbyters in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Basil the Great, pray for us.

Revised: Saint Anthony of Padua, Hammer of Heretics, Help Us Find Our Way Home to Heaven

Today is the Sunday within the Octave of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus as well the Commemoration of the Third Sunday after Pentecost and of Saint Anthony of Padua.

This is but brief, revised reflection on Saint Anthony, who is near and dear to the hearts of a preponderance of Catholics today no matter where they might fall along the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide in this time of apostasy and betrayal.

Perhaps I should note, however, that Saint Anthony of Padua would be hammering the heretics of the counterfeit church of conciliarism today just as he did in his own day nine hundred years ago.

As I am beginning the labors to revise and substantially rewrite my analysis of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal that was published sequentially in the printed pages of Christ or Chaos between September of 2000 and August of 2003 before being published in book form in late-2004, original articles will be very scarce for the next five weeks or so. However, although I am very much aware that my books do not sell very well, which is a massive understatement, it has been a goal of mine for about fifteen years now to revise the original book to reflect the truth about the state of the Church Militant in this time of apostasy no matter how few people may wind up purchasing and reading it.

This having been noted, there should be an original article on this site by Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

Thank you.

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

Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us.


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