Saint Elizabeth of Hungary: Suffering At The Hands of Her Own Family

This is a revised and expanded reflection on the suffering enduring by the very first member of the Third Order of Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, who suffered much at the hands of her family members and even at the hands of the poor whose welfare she provided so generously when her husband, Louis, was the Landgrieve of Thuringia.

Work on part three of "Sober Up" continues. Once again, I am trying to be methodical and thorough, but I do expect the commentary to be posted by Monday morning. Thank you for your patience.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pontianus, pray for us.

November 18, 2016, Update

As I am trying to be as methodical and thorough as possible, part three of "Sober Up" is taking a very long time to complete, and it is not likely to be posted until Monday, November 21, 2016, the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, given the paucity of time available to me today and tomorrow.

As the commentary goes against the grain of the current enthusiasm that many have over the election results, care is being taken to provide factual evidence to tamp down this enthusiasm and to remain wary of natualistic developments that seem too "good" to be true. Thus it is that I must take the time needed to make distinctions and to provide documentation of various points. The commentary will still be very relevant on Monday, perhaps even more so if some of President-elect Donald John Trump's Cabinet appointments are made known by that time.

Today, Friday, November 18, 2016, is the Feast of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul. It was on this date in 1907 that Pope Saint Pius X issued Praestantia Scripturae to impose a penalty of excommunication upon those who dared to contradict Lamentabili Sane, July 1, 1907, and Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907. This is a penalty that applies to each of the conciliar "popes," including the current universal face of apostasy, Jorge Mario Bergoglio. 

As has been noted so frequently on this site in the past forty-four months since Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s ascent to power within the walls of the Occupied Vatican on the West Bank of the Tiber River, we are witnessing only the perfection of the inherent degeneracy of conciliarism’s false teachings and its sacramentally barren liturgical rites. It was only a matter of time for men who have propagated grave doctrinal errors would come to propagate ever manner of moral error imaginable in the name of a false “mercy” and “tolerance.”

The counterfeit church of conciliarism is a false church. Its "pontiffs" and "bishops" have given us a steady diet of apostasy, blasphemy and sacrilege over the course of the past fifty-five years.

Once again, Antichrist is not going to give his calling card. We are going to have to use the faculty of reason, guided by the sensus Catholicus and the clear teaching of the Catholic Church, to recognize who he his and who has done his bidding for him in advance of his coming, and this is true in the civil realm, my friends, as well as in that of the ecclesiastical.

This truth must be faced squarely by those who have thus far not given away everything (respect, friendships, outlets for the publication of articles, access to media appearances, personal financial security) by continuing to insist what is contrary to the Catholic Faith: that a heretic can sit on the Throne of Saint Peter.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis is a heretic. So have been his predecessors.

Pope Saint Pius X and Pope Pius XII both reminded us that those who treat lightly of the decrees of the Roman curial congregations and who view papal encyclical letters and pronouncements as non-binding as they are not issued ex cathedra that a Catholic is bound by such decrees and statements as are merely reiterations of what is contained in the Faith Itself, which is entirely irreformable:

8. They are free from all blame who treat lightly the condemnations passed by the Sacred Congregation of the Index or by the Roman Congregations. (Pope Saint Pius X, Lamentabili Sane, July 1, 1907.)

In his encyclical letter "Providentissimus Deus," given on November 18, 1893, our predecessor, Leo XIII, of immortal memory, after describing the dignity of Sacred Scripture and commending the study of it, set forth the laws which govern the proper study of the Holy Bible; and having proclaimed the divinity of these books against the errors and calumnies of the rationalists, he at the same time defended them against the false teachings of what is known as the higher criticism, which, as the Pontiff most wisely wrote, are clearly nothing but the commentaries of rationalism derived from a misuse of philology and kindred studies. Our predecessor, too, seeing that the danger was constantly on the increase and wishing to prevent the propagation of rash and erroneous views, by his apostolic letters "Vigilantes studiique memores," given on October 30, 1902, established a Pontifical Council or Commission on Biblical matters, composed of several Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church distinguished for their learning and wisdom, to which Commission were added as consulters a number of men in sacred orders chosen from among the learned in theology and in the Holy Bible, of various nationalities and differing in their methods and views concerning exegetical studies. In so doing the Pontiff had in mind as an advantage most adapted for the promotion of study and for the time in which we live that in this Commission there should be the fullest freedom for proposing, examining and judging all opinions whatsoever, and that the Cardinals of the Commission were not to reach any definite decision, as described in the said apostolic letters, before they had examined the arguments in favor and against the question to be decided, omitting nothing which might serve to show in the clearest light the true and genuine state of the Biblical questions under discussion. Only after all this had been done were the decisions reached to be submitted for the approval of the Supreme Pontiff and then promulgated.

After mature examination and the most diligent deliberations the Pontifical Biblical Commission has happily given certain decisions of a very useful kind for the proper promotion and direction on safe lines of Biblical studies. But we observe that some persons, unduly prone to opinions and methods tainted by pernicious novelties and excessively devoted to the principle of false liberty, which is really immoderate license and in sacred studies proves itself to be a most insidious and a fruitful source of the worst evils against the purity of the faith, have not received and do not receive these decisions with the proper obedience.

Wherefore we find it necessary to declare and to expressly prescribe, and by this our act we do declare and decree that all are bound in conscience to submit to the decisions of the Biblical Commission relating to doctrine, which have been given in the past and which shall be given in the future, in the same way as to the decrees of the Roman congregations approved by the Pontiff; nor can all those escape the note of disobedience or temerity, and consequently of grave sin, who in speech or writing contradict such decisions, and this besides the scandal they give and the other reasons for which they may be responsible before God for other temerities and errors which generally go with such contradictions.

Moreover, in order to check the daily increasing audacity of many modernists who are endeavoring by all kinds of sophistry and devices to detract from the force and efficacy not only of the decree "Lamentabili sane exitu" (the so-called Syllabus), issued by our order by the Holy Roman and Universal Inquisition on July 3 of the present year, but also of our encyclical letters "Pascendi dominici gregis" given on September 8 of this same year, we do by our apostolic authority repeat and confirm both that decree of the Supreme Sacred Congregation and those encyclical letters of ours, adding the penalty of excommunication against their contradictors, and this we declare and decree that should anybody, which may God forbid, be so rash as to defend any one of the propositions, opinions or teachings condemned in these documents he falls, ipso facto, under the censure contained under the chapter "Docentes" of the constitution "Apostolicae Sedis," which is the first among the excommunications latae sententiae, simply reserved to the Roman Pontiff. This excommunication is to be understood as salvis poenis, which may be incurred by those who have violated in any way the said documents, as propagators and defenders of heresies, when their propositions, opinions and teachings are heretical, as has happened more than once in the case of the adversaries of both these documents, especially when they advocate the errors of the modernists that is, the synthesis of all heresies.

Wherefore we again and most earnestly exhort the ordinaries of the dioceses and the heads of religious congregations to use the utmost vigilance over teachers, and first of all in the seminaries; and should they find any of them imbued with the errors of the modernists and eager for what is new and noxious, or lacking in docility to the prescriptions of the Apostolic See, in whatsoever way published, let them absolutely forbid the teaching office to such; so, too, let them exclude from sacred orders those young men who give the very faintest reason for doubt that they favor condemned doctrines and pernicious novelties. We exhort them also to take diligent care to put an end to those books and other writings, now growing exceedingly numerous, which contain opinions or tendencies of the kind condemned in the encyclical letters and decree above mentioned; let them see to it that these publications are removed from Catholic publishing houses, and especially from the hands of students and the clergy. By doing this they will at the same time be promoting real and solid education, which should always be a subject of the greatest solicitude for those who exercise sacred authority.

All these things we will and order to be sanctioned and established by our apostolic authority, aught to the contrary notwithstanding. (Pope Saint Pius X, Praestantia Scripturae, November 18, 1907.)

20. Nor must it be thought that what is expounded in Encyclical Letters does not of itself demand consent, since in writing such Letters the Popes do not exercise the supreme power of their Teaching Authority. For these matters are taught with the ordinary teaching authority, of which it is true to say: "He who heareth you, heareth me";[3] and generally what is expounded and inculcated in Encyclical Letters already for other reasons appertains to Catholic doctrine. But if the Supreme Pontiffs in their official documents purposely pass judgment on a matter up to that time under dispute, it is obvious that that matter, according to the mind and will of the Pontiffs, cannot be any longer considered a question open to discussion among theologians. (Pope Pius XII, Humani Generis, August 12, 1950.)

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is an apostle of Antichrist, and those who refuse to see this and who keep waiting for the "next outrage" to occur are simply continuing to accustom themselves to accept the falsehood that apostasy, heresy, blasphemy and sacrilege can be associated with a true Sovereign Pontiff. Such people are preparing to accept Antichrist himself without a qualm of conscience, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis is his poster-boy as to how to accomplish his end in these our times. 

Keep close, if possible, to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament, if this is possible where you live.

Pray as many Rosaries each day as your state-in-life permits.

Offer all of the sufferings of the moment to the Throne of the Most Blessed Trinity as the consecrated slave of Christ the King through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart Mary, whose triumph will be manifest when will least expect it.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!

Viva Cristo ReyVivat Christus Rex!


Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.


Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Sober Up, part two

Well, this is not about the election. You will have to wait until tomorrow for part three of this series.

The title "Sober Up," however, can be applied to those officials in the counterfeit church of conciliarism who recognize that Amoris Laetitia is a work of heresy while they use "Saint John Paul II"s heresy of personalism, which had been condemned by Pope Pius XII in 1944 in no uncertain terms. Error can never be opposed by other errors, something that is as true in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, which is based on a structure of error and heresies, as it is in the pluralist structures of the United States of America.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Gregory Thaumaturgas, pray for us.

Perdition's Ally: Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Bergoglio's recent interview with "Father" Antonio Spadoro, S.J., that has been published in Civilta Cattolica includes yet another attack on the Immemorial Mass of Tradition and those who are attached to it.

The Argentine Apostate's hatred for all things authentically Catholic betrays him as one of the great allies that the son of perdition has ever had throughout the course of salvation history. He is a revolutionary ideologue, not a member of the Catholic Church, no less her Visible Head here on the face of this earth.

The series on the election will resume by Tuesday, November 15, 2016, the Feast of Saint Albert the Great.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Didacus, pray for us.

Sober Up, part one

As my long commentary on the election may not be completed until the middle of next week, I have decided to publish it in much shorter segments.

Although the final product will cover many of the aspects of the remarkable turn of events—which, to be sure, are without precedent in the history of American electoral politics, have transpired in the past few days, this first segment reminds the few readers of this site that there are many ways by which the adversary uses the lords of naturalism to do his bidding for him, whether wittingly or unwittingly.

The new administration will be top-heavy with those steeped in Kabbalism, including some of President-elect Donald John Trump’s family members and associates, several of whom he named yesterday to his transition team. This is not a minor point, and it is wise for Catholics to sober up to the fact that vigilance in prayer is even more necessary now than during the election. The influence of Kabbalism upon any individual is tragic, and the fact that those who believe in this occult system will have great sway upon the forty-fifth President of the United States of America should concern us all as we pray for their conversion to the true Faith, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order.

The next part of this series will focus on the election results themselves. Even then candidate Trump sounded a bit downcast when he was interviewed by Sean Hannity as I happened upon the latter’s radio program as I was driving around 5:45 p.m. on election day. Trump knew that the results in some of the early returns he could see indicated a very close election in the states that he had to win in order to defeat Madame Defarge, and close it turned out to be.

Attention will also be paid to the role being played by professional agitators and by the false “pontiff” himself to fan the flames of conflict and division. The series will conclude with a look at some of the policy proposals that have appeared in nascent form thus far.

Please bear with me while the series is posted in segments. I will then publish the entire series en toto once it is completed.

Next up, however, is Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s disparagement of teenagers who are drawn to the Immemorial Mass of Tradition as it is offered or staged by priests/presbyters within the counterfeit church of conciliarism. While the remarks are nothing new, they represent this insidious son of perdition’s pathological hatred for Catholic Faith, Worship, and Morals.

Folks, it can’t get any clearer. Jorge Mario Bergoglio is an agent of Antichrist, and an agent of Antichrist be a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Martin I, pray for us.

Election Commentary Coming Early Next Week

Work continues on a post-election commentary that is turning out to be quite lengthy. Please bear with me as I take the time needed to complete it. Indeed, it is probably just as well to let some of the euphoria die down a bit.

For the moment, however, I want to remind the few readers of this site that, no matter the extraordinary outcome of the election in the purely natural terms of electoral politics, there are aspects to the outcome of the election that go beyond the "bad guys lost" and the "less bad guys won" celebrations that are as of yet ongoing. One set of devils will be leaving power soon, but Kabbalists aren't exactly on the side of the angels, shall we say, and they will be well represened in the Trump White House, starting with his own son-in-law.

Thus it is that my commentary, which will be very lengthy, is not going to be of a celebratory nature no matter the understandable sense of relief that many Americans have over the fact that Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro and his band of recklessly lawless statists will be leaving power in but seventy-one days and will not be succeeded by the woman who once sponsored a seance in the White House to conjure up the "spirit" of Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt. I understand the sense of relief because I share it.

Such a sense of relief, though, does not mean that there is a cause for celebration as the fact that "bad guys" have lost does not mean that the "less bad guys" will not do many of the same bad things as the "bad guys." As happened during the administration of George Walker Bush, who did really bad things between January 20, 2001, and January 20, 2009, that made possible the election of Obama/Soetoro, many Catholics will keep their mouths shut about the bad things that will be done by the "less bad guys" now because they will be opposed by the mainslime media, George Sororo's paid agitators, who are already well at their work of endless agitation and rioting, and most of the conciliar "bishops" and their "pope," who is truly the , who had his own October Surprise thirteen days ago now.

A blessed Martinmas to you all today, the Feast of Saint Martin of Tours.

Please continue to pray Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary for the Poor Souls during this month of November.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Martin of Tours, pray for us.

Late-Night Update

Is It Curtains For Madame Defarge

As the hour is late and the available gigabytes to me are fewer than I need for the rest of the month, I am going to shut down the computer even though a winner of the presidential election has not been determined. 

Jorge's October Surprise

Jorge Mario Bergoglio launched his own "October Surprise" on the weekend before he went to Sweden to pay homage to Martin Luther. Some in the conciliar world are "concerned" about this surprise. Their "concern" is in vain as Jorge Mario Bergoglio is neither a Catholic nor the visible head of the Catholic Church, which enjoys a perpetual immunity from error and heresy.

Spend more time in praying Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary today as the farce of naturalism comes an end. My latest article on the subject matter has earned me the scorn of many. All I know, however, is that error can never be the foundation of order in society any sooner than it can be the foundation of unity within Holy Mother Church.

Today's article was tweaked in a few places, including placing a link to two posts on Novus Ordo Watch. One of those deals with cremation, the other deals with the blasphemous lie that Pope Pius IX had been a Freemason before his election to succeed Pope Gregory XVI on June 16, 1846.

Error divides. Catholicism unites.

Vivat Christus Rex!

Viva Cristo Rey!

Viva La Virgen de Guadalupe!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

All the Saints, pray for us.

The Four Crowned Martyrs, pray for us.

Christ the King Loses No Matter Who Wins Tomorrow

The hour is late. This commentary has taken several days to compose.

Those immersed in the agitation of the moment will not want to read this article, which contains links to every article that I have written on naturalism since the beginning of the current election cycle in early 2015 and includes this unemployable political scientist's explanation of the Electoral College.

This is a very long commentary, and I hope that it helps the few readers who will take the time to read it.

Vivat Christus Rex!

Viva Cristo Rey!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.


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