Update on the First Sunday of Lent and the Commemoration of Saint Valentine, February 14, 2016:
Much happened yesterday, Saturday after Ash Wednesday, February 13, 2016, and there is no time after Midnight on the First Sunday of Lent to do anything other than to note that commentaries on yesterday's events, which included the unexpected death of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America Antonin Gregory Scalia while vacationing in Texas, an incredible slugfest of a "debate" held in Charleston, South Carolina, that featured Donald J Trump's uncompromising criticism of George Walker Bush and the unconstitutional, immoral and unjust invasion and occupation of Iraq (a criticism that does not indemnify his use of vulgar language, it should be note, about which, most sadly, he is not in the least bit ashamed or apologetic), and Jorge Mario Bergoglio's efforts to transform, using a bit more subtlety than usual, the meaning of the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe into a ringing endorsement of his efforts to reach out to the "peripheries," will be posted as time permits. This means a further delay in the completion of "Still Selling the Rope After All These Years." The events that transpired yesterday, however, require a bit of attention, and I might record one of my ultra low-tech, completely sub-amateurish-quality video presentations to try to be a bit more time efficient prior to commentaries on each event.
Please pray for the soul of Justice Scalia. He tried to defend the original meaning of the Constitution as explained by the men who wrote its text. Alas, his efforts to do so were undermined by the simple fact that a document that admits of no higher authority than its own text will become as much of a plaything in the hands of legal positivists as is Sacred Scripture in the hands of Protestants and modernist Catholics. That is, why should a jurist have any "reverence" for the "original intent" of a constitution when men believe that they can deconstruct Sacred Scripture of its plain meaning? A nation not founded on a due recognition of the Social Reign of Christ the King as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His Catholic Church in all that pertains to the good of souls will wind up having judicial cases based upon arguing over who gets to decide what is beyond the ability of humans to decide, which was, if you recall, the subject of a four part series in June and July of last year. Additionally, Justice Scalia hamstrung himself by claiming that he could not use the Natural Law as the basis of judicial decision-making as the Constitution made no reference thereto. He was very mistaken in this regard.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
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Description of "In Direct Defiance of the Catholic Faith":
Jorge met Kirill on Friday, February 12, 2016, the Feast of the Seven Founders of the Order of the Servites of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in that wonderful oasis of freedom, Havana, Cuba.
I have a few things to say. Just a few.
Work resumes on part two of “Still Selling the Rope After All These Years,” although Jorge’s speeches in Mexico and tonight’s circus of the midget naturalists in Charleston, South Carolina, may require more immediate attention.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.