Our Lord Uses Human Injustices as Instruments of His Mercy and Divine Justice

Yes, at long last, a new commentary. 

The subject?

Well, there is a certain trial taking place now that the unjustly accused does not realize is both a mercy from the Divine Redeemer and a foretaste of His Divine Justice if he does not repent to the Catholic Faith before he dies. 

I apologize for the delay. However, internet coverage is spotty in our rural area. Another new commentary should follow in no later than two days. Thank you for your patience.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Ubaldus, pray for us.

Saint John Nepomucene, pray for us.

Saint Brendan the Navigator, pray for us.

Saint Robert Bellarmine's Sermons on Tribulations

This Feast of Saint Robert Bellarmine is an excellent opportunity to give readers of this website access to Saint Robert Bellarmine's two-part sermon On Tribulations. 

The text of the Saint Robert Bellarmine's sermon can be found below Father Kenneth Baker's synopsis of it. Our Saint's explanation of the tribulations that must afflict all men during their lifetimes here in this mortal vale of tears is very timely in our age of barbarism and statism, of amorality, hedonism, rank materialism and the worship of everything except the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Holy Trinity.

Please say a Hail Mary for Sharon, who transcribed the text below from Sermons of St. Robert Bellarmine, S.J., Sermons 68, On Tribulation, translated from the Latin by Father Kenneth Baker, S.J., and published in 2017 by Keep the Faith, Inc., Ramsey, New Jersey.

Today is also the one hundred seventh anniversary of Our Lady's first apparition to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and their cousin Lucia dos Santos in the Covia da Iria near Fatima, Portugal. An article from 2020 explains the importance of Our Lady's  Fatima apparitions and why they have been attacked so relentlessly by the conciliar officials: .

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Saint Robert Bellarmine, S.J., pray for us.

In the Month of May: Total Consecration to Our Lord through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Today, Monday, May 13, 2024, is the Feast of Saint Robert Bellarmine, and it is also the one hundred seventh anniversary of Our Lady's first apparition in the Cova da Iria to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and their cousin, Sister Lucia dos Santos. 

Thus, this is an appropriate occasion to republish a reflection on Total Consecration to Our Blessed Lord and Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary that was first published in the printed pages of Christ or Chaos twenty-four years ago this month.

Although there is absolutely nothing profound contained in this reflection, I do hope that it helps to serve as a modest introduction to the topic of total consecration to Our Lady for those who are unfamiliar with the benefits that accrue to those who enslave themselves to her Divine Son through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

My next original commentary is progressing. It is my expectation to complete it later today for posting by tomrrow morning. Thank you. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Our Lord's Ascension into Heaven (2024)

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's forty days' of teaching the Apostles after his glorious Resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday culminated this very day, Ascension Thursday, as He instructed the Eleven as follows before going up into Heaven from Mount Olivet at whose foot He had suffered His Agony in the Garden six weeks before as Saints Peter, James and John slumbered:

"And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And seeing him they adored: but some doubted. And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world." (Matthew 28: 16-20.)

'There is no "expiration" date on this command. Indeed, the commentary in the Bishop Richard Challoner version of the Douay-Rheims Bible explains that the command is in force until Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ comes in glory on the Last Day to judge the living and the dead and that His Church could never go astray, meaning, of course, that it is impossible for the Catholic Church to give any impression at all that God is pleased with false religions such as Mohammedanism and Talmudic Judaism, which is what the conciliar "popes" have done consistently in the past fifty-nine years, having reached the point of complete absurdity now under Jorge Mario Bergoglio:

18 "All power"... See here the warrant and commission of the apostles and their successors, the bishops and pastors of Christ's church. He received from his Father all power in heaven and in earth: and in virtue of this power, he sends them (even as his Father sent him, St. John 20. 21) to teach and disciple, not one, but all nations; and instruct them in all truths: and that he may assist them effectually in the execution of this commission, he promises to be with them, not for three or four hundred years only, but all days, even to the consummation of the world. How then could the Catholic Church ever go astray; having always with her pastors, as is here promised, Christ himself, who is the way, the truth, and the life. St. John 14."

The Catholic Church can never go astray. She is infallible. She does not give us any "new ecclesiology" or "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity" to deconstruct the meaning of dogmatic truth, thus attacking the essence of the nature of God Himself, or false ecumenism. Her pastors do not esteem the symbols and values and places of false religions and they do not engage in "inter-religious" "prayer" services. Her pastors do not teach that false religions have a "right" from God to propagate their false beliefs publicly and they do not praise those false beliefs for being "able" to "contribute" to the building of a "better" world. Pastors of the Catholic Church insist always and at all times that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order with no equivocation, uncertainty, ambiguity or obscurity of any kind. As Pope Pius XI noted in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928, there is need to "strain" to "find" Catholicism in the pronouncements made by Holy Mother Church:

"For the teaching authority of the Church, which in the divine wisdom was constituted on earth in order that revealed doctrines might remain intact for ever, and that they might be brought with ease and security to the knowledge of men, and which is daily exercised through the Roman Pontiff and the Bishops who are in communion with him, has also the office of defining, when it sees fit, any truth with solemn rites and decrees, whenever this is necessary either to oppose the errors or the attacks of heretics, or more clearly and in greater detail to stamp the minds of the faithful with the articles of sacred doctrine which have been explained. " (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)

How has the integrity of the doctrine of the First Commandment been stamped on "minds of the faithful" by the words and deeds of the conciliar "popes"?

Christ the King has taken His throne in Heaven. We must ascend with Him in our thoughts and prayers at all times as we refuse to have our minds and hearts poisoned by the words and the deeds of the false shepherds of the counterfeit church of conciliarism who dare to blaspheme God so regularly and so openly and/or who refuse to open their mouths in defense of the honor and majesty and glory of God when He is so blasphemed and offended.

As the angel made clear to the Eleven as they looked into the sky as Our Lord disappeared from their sight on this day, there is work for us to do:

"They therefore who were come together, asked him, saying: Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? But he said to them: It is not for you to know the times or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power: But you shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they were beholding him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in white garments. " Who also said: Ye men of Galilee, why stand you looking up to heaven? This Jesus who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, as you have seen him going into heaven. Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is nigh Jerusalem, within a sabbath day's journey. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Jude the brother of James. All these were persevering with one mind in prayer with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren." (Acts 1: 6-14.)

Yes, we can't stand around all day long looking into the sky. There is work for us to do before Our Lord comes for us at the moment of our own Particular Judgments, which can come at any hour and on any day, and at the end of the world to judge the living and the dead. 

The work that we have to do is to sanctify and to save our immortal souls as members of the Catholic Church, work that requires us to be attentive to the graces that were won for us on the wood of the Holy Cross by the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood and the flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces. And to cooperate with the graces that Our Lady sends we must be fortified in prayer, which is one of the reasons that we must keep most assiduously the first Novena in the history of the Church, the Novena to God the Holy Ghost. Our Lady was separated from her Divine Son when He Ascended to Heaven. She was united to Him, however, by means of her reception of His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in Holy Communion. She was united to the Apostles and the others who prayed in the same Upper Room where He had instituted the Holy Priesthood and the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. She is united to us. She is our Blessed Mother. We need to ask her for all the graces that we need to save and to sanctify our souls as we eschew worldliness, which is the theme of today's substantially revised article, and as we refuse to participate in the fraud of a false religion, conciliarism, that is replete with daily outrages given to her Divine Son, starting with the outrage that is the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service, and as we make much reparation for our sins and those of the whole world as the consecrated slaves of her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

I apologize for the lateness of this posting. However, we have moved from one location to another earlier this week, and I am just now able to connect to the internet on Saturday, May 11, 2024. I expect to have another original commentary published by Monday, May 13, 2024, the Feast of the Saint Robert Bellarmine on the one hundred seventh anniversay of Our Lady's first appartion in the Cova da Iria to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and their cousin, Lucia dos Santos.

I will have a republished commentary about total consecration to Our Lady for you tomorrow, the Sunday within the Octave of the Ascension of Our Lord and the Commemoration of Saints Nereus, Achilleus, Pancaratius, and Domatilla.

Thank you for your patience. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

The Holy Apostles, pray for us.

One Wonders

This a commentary discussing the campus "protests" that have been taking place lately. One wonders if the goal of some of those funding these "protests" has been to generate sympathy for the government of the Zionist State of Israel and to silence all opposion to it and its policies here in the United States of America. One wonders.

This commentary deals with a number of other facets associated with these "protests," which, of course, are not founded in any understanding of the supernatural roots of the problems that will persist in the Holy Land until everyone there exclaims, "Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna in excelsis!

Finally, a biography about the inimitable, kindly, and courageous Dr. Paul A. Byrne, the pioneering neonatological surgeon and champion of defending innocent human beings from the money-making, death-dealing mendacity of those who believe in and practice the manufactured myth of “brain death”/human organ vivisection and “palliative care”/hospice, which was written by Christopher Bogosh, has been published: Paul A. Byrne: Defender of Life. Please purchase a copy for yourself and recommend it to your friends and acquaintances, especially those who, in spite of all the evidence to the contrary, still believe in and actively promote and/or encourage belief in “brain death”/human organ vivisection (in the belief that one is “giving the gift of life” when he is killing off a living human being) and “palliative care”/hospice, which is simply an euphemized form of euthanasia.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Stanislaus, pray for us.

On the Commemorated Feast of Pope Saint Pius V

his is a republished version of a reflection on the saintly life and work of  the great Dominican, Pope Saint Pius X, who is indeed quite a contrast to the life and the work of the conciliar revolutionaries. 

Having posted yesterday's original commentary, Jorge Starts to "Clarify" (Undermine) Dignitatis Infinita, at 3:18 a.m. and having arisen just a few hours later to attend to a busy day of duties on the home front, I could not complete the commentary on the paid and well-organized nihilism taking place on college and university campuses in the United States of America and elsewhere in the world. There is more to this nihilism than meets the eye, which is why I must take my time to develop various points and make the required distinctions and qualifications. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius V pray for us.

Jorge Starts to "Clarify" (Undermine) Dignitatis Infinita

Although the hour is very late/early and duties beckon me in but a few hours, I have taken the time to prepare this commentary about how the insidous, pestitlential lay Jesuit revolutionary from Argentina is beginning to "clarify" (undermine) Dignitatis Infinita's section on "gender ideology" and "transgenderism," someting that is driving the "having a pope and eating him too" (resist while recognize) movement into stereotypical frenzy.

It is my hope to have a commentary about the "protests" that have been taking place on university and college campuses across of the United States of America completed by tomorrow, the Fifth Sunday after Easter and the Commemoration of Pope Saint Pius V, and to return to the mad, mad, mad, mad world of naturalism thereafter.

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Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Monica, pray for us.

Saint Augustine of Hippo, pray for us.


A Brief Reflection on Saint Athanasius

It was my hope to have my next original article published today. However, I only got to the computer a short while ago another having another follow-up examination with my ophthamologist five months after my cataract surgeries, which took longer than expected and delayed other things that had to be done. All is within the Providence of God. I will, though, be back at work tomorrow and hope to finish the article posthaste.

For the moment, though, I am offering a brief reflection on Saint Athanasius of Alexandria, whose feast is celebrated today, May 2, 2024.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Athanasius, pray for us.

On the Feast of Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.P.

Today’s article is a slight revision and republication of a very brief and wholly inadequate reflection on the life of the great mystic, stigmatist and spiritual directress of souls, Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.P., whose feast day is the day after that of the Protomartyr of the Order of Preachers, Saint Peter of Verona (Saint Peter Martyr).

Saint Catherine was calumniated during her life, and she was blamed for having precipitated the Great Western Schism by convincing Pope Gregory XI to return to return to Rome in 1378. She suffered all such calumny with joy.

What’s our excuse for grumbling and/or murmuring about our crosses and the state of chaos in which we live in this time of apostasy and betrayal?

Remember, everything thing that happens to us has been ordained by the hand of God Himself with exquisite perfection. Saint Catherine of Siena never lost an opportunity to suffer well. Indeed, she begged to suffer more and more for love of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. So should we.

As I have a long drive ahead of me today, Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for my annual cardiac examination with Dr. Peter A McCullough, my next original article may not appear until Thursday, May 2, 2024. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.P., pray for us.

Saint Peter Martyr Wrote Credo in Unum Deum in His Own Blood

Today is the feast of the protomartyr of the Order of Preachers, Saint Peter of Verona, who is known more commonly as Saint Peter Martyr. Time has been spent to revise this brief reflection of the life and holy martyrdom of this great Dominican, who hated error in his childhood as a result of being brought up by parents who were Manicheans. Saint Peter Martyr loved the Holy Faith, and it was this love that prompted him to accept his martyrdom with serenity as he wrote "Credo in Unum Deum" in his very own blood as he fell to the ground after a heretic had stabbed him.

An original article, Victor Manuel Fernandez's Anthropocentric Decree on Human Dignity, part six, was published early yesterday morning, the Fourth Sunday after Easter, and the Commemorations of of Saint Paul of the Cross, Saint Vitalis, and [in some places] of Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort and of Saint Peter Chanel.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. 

Saint Peter Martyr, pray for us.


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