Revised: Theotokos

Today is the Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Commemoration of the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

The Council of Ephesus (431 A.D.) declared Our Lady to be the Mother of God. This is a doctrine that that the devil particularly hates, which is why he has raised up all manner of Protestant sects to attack it with a fury, which we why we must defend the doctrine of the Divine Maternity of Our Lady with all of the graces that she sees fit to send us through her loving hands as the Mediatrix of All Graces.

As Father Benedict Baur, O.S.B., explained in The Light of the World, Volume II:

"Fifteen hundred years have passed since Nestorius, a Patriarch of Constantinople, launched the heresy which taught that the person of Christ was different from the person of the Son of God. Nestorius asserted that Mary did not conceive nor bring forth the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, but only the man Christ. According to his teaching she was not the Mother of God, not a God-bearer, but only the mother of a mere man, in whom God dwelt only as in a temple. A few years later after the beginning of the Nestorian heresy, a council was assembled at Ephesus (431 A.D.), which proclaimed that Mary had given birth to Jesus, who was, at one and the same time, God and man, having two natures but one person. God does not live in Him merely as in a temple, but the man Jesus is at the same time God. Mary is mother, not only of the humanity of Christ, but of the Son of God also. She is the Mother of God. The people of Ephesus awaited the decision of the council hall were opened and the decision was made known, the people greeted the Fathers with great rejoicing and accompanied them to their dwellings with flaming torches, crying out: 'Mary is the bearer of God; Mary is the Mother of God.' Today, fifteen hundred years later, we make the same joyful confession.

"Mary is the mother of Jesus, the Son of God. The Gospel recounts an incident of His childhood during which He first refers to His divine origin. When Jesus was twelve years old, Joseph and Mary went to Jerusalem to offer sacrifice. 'When they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem, and His parents knew it not.' They believed Him to be in the company of relatives. But they were mistaken. After a long and anxious search they found Him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors of the law. 'And His mother said to Him: Son, why hast Thou done to so us? Behold Thy father and I have sought Thee sorrowing.' This rebuke shows the concern of a mother who has borne suffering with love. But Jesus meekly answers: 'Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?' He refers to His Heavenly Father, for He is Son of God. He was conceived, not by the power of man, but by the power of God (Offertory). When the angel had first brought the message to Mary, she had answered: Behold the handmaid of Lord; be it done unto me according to thy word" (Luke 1: 38). And at her word, the only-begotten Son of God was made flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mother. We pray tribute to this mystery at the Communion, when we confess, 'Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, which bore the Son of the eternal Father.' Blessed art thou, O holy Mother of God, who wert united to the Son of God in a most intimate union when thou didst bear Him in thy womb.

"Mary provided the body for the Son of God, and he in return Christ filled the soul of Mary with the fullness of His spirit. Mary became wholly absorbed in Him and became like Him. She became united to Him in a most intimate union. 'Alleluia, alleluia. Virgin Mother of God, He whom the whole world cannot contain, enclosed Himself in thy womb, being made man, Alleluia.' 'Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.'

" 'As the vine, I have brought forth a pleasant odor, and my flowers are the fruit of honor and riches' (Epistle). The blossoms on this vine are the precious virtues of faith and humility which the Virgin exhibited when she received the message of the angel. She was resolute in her attachment to her virginity: "I know not man" (Luke 1: 34). Yet she is obedient to the will of God and speaks her fiat: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy word" (Luke 1: 38). "My flowers are the fruit of honor and riches," Christ the Lord. "There shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse," Mary, who is sprung from the house of David; "and a flower shall rise up out of his root," Christ, the Son of Mary (Gradual). Humanity and divinity are united in this one person. 'Come over to me, all yet that desire me, and be filled with my fruits' (Epistle). Mary does not keep her child for herself; she bequeaths Him to us when He is born at Bethlehem, when He is offered in the Temple, and when He offers Himself up on the cross. She gives Him to us again daily in Holy Communion. Mary has borne Christ for us. Together with her Divine Son, she has given us salvation and an abundance of grace. She stands even today at the throne of God as our advocate and or all-powerful intercessor, armed with irresistible intercessory power, the mother of all those who are in the state of sanctifying grace.

"We renew our faith in the mystery of Mary's divine motherhood. 'Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.' God is thy child, having taken His humanity from thy flesh.

" 'Come over to me . . . and be filled with my fruits,' for it is Christ Jesus whom I give you. He was first given to us when we were reborn through baptism: He is given to us today at Mass and Holy Communion: 'Hath He not also with Him given us all things?' (Rom. 8: 32.) Since Mary has given us all things through Christ, we today express our gratitude to her." (Father Benedict Baur, O.S.B., The Light of the World, Volume II, B. Herder Book Company, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1954, pp. 440-442.)

Part three of Circus Jorge should appear tomorrow, October 12, 2015, and part eleven of "Polluting the Atmosphere with the Smoke of Antichrist" on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Thank you for your patience.

A blessed Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all!

Polluting the Atmosphere With the Smoke of Antichrist, part ten/Circus Jorge, part two

The dual title of this new article (the internet page was created several days ago; it is being posted at around 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2015, the Feast of Saint Francis Borgia) signifies the fact that it combines commentary on Bergoglio’s “Ground Zero” appearance on Friday, September 25, 2015, with the ongoing “synod of bishops” in the Paul VI Audience Hall inside the walls of the Occupied Vatican on the West Bank of the Tiber River.

Part eleven of “Polluting the Atmosphere with the Smoke of Antichrist” will focus on Bergoglio’s United Nations address and other aspects of his visit to the United States of America that ended two weeks ago tomorrow, that is, on Sunday, September 27, 2015, the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saints Cosmas and Damian.

Today would have been the ninety-sixth birthday of my late father, Dr. Albert Henry Martin Droleskey, who died on September 5, 1992. Please pray for the repose of his immortal soul.

Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Francis Borgia, pray for us.

Revised: The Gates of Our Souls

We must never tire of reminding our fellow Catholics that Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary is, after the perfect prayer, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the most powerful prayer we have to make reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world as we seek the conversion of all men to the true Faith, the Catholic Faith, before they die and to fight the heresies of Modernity in the world and Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. We must promote the Rosary and pray it with fervor and devotion. Our Lady implored us at Fatima to pray the Rosary daily. How can we refuse her?

The Mohammedans were defeated in the Battle of Lepanto on this day four hundred seventy-four years ago, that is, in 1571. They were trying yet again to capture Europe and dethrone Christ the King to replacement the Holy Cross with their hideous crescent. Thanks to the combined forces of Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry, which did effect the overthrow of Christ the King in a Europe that had been civilized by Catholic missionaries and martyrs, and, of course, the forces of conciliarism, Mohammedanism is on the march throughout Europe. What these infidels lost in battle they have won by means of procreation, lax immigration laws and conciliarism's madness of "encounter" and "dialogue." Mohammedans are inquest in conquest, not "encounter" and "dialogue."

Catholics are also concerned about conquest. Catholics are concerned about the conquest of souls by means of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary!

We must pay Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary fervently to combat the forces that attack our souls every day as well as to combat the forces at work in the world and in the counterfeit church of concilairism that seek to find "elements" of "good" in evil as those who defend the Sacred Deposit of Faith are demonized regularly by a false "pontiff" as "rigid" and "closed-in-on-themselves."

Catholics refuse to go to the "existential peripheries" of hell. We want to go to Heaven, and we need the assistance of Our Lady, especially through her Most Holy Rosary, to get there!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Mark I, pray for us.

Pope Saint Mark I, pray for us.

Saints Sergius, Bacchus, Marcellus, and Apuleius, pray for us.

Saint Dominic de Guzman, pray for us.

Blessed Alan de la Roche, pray for us.

Saint Louis de Montfort, pray for us.

Circus Jorge, part one

Work still proceeds on part ten of “Polluting the Atmosphere with the Smoke of Antichrist.”

For the moment, however, I offer a commentary on the first two days of the Circus Jorge that is taking place at the Paul the Sick Audience Hall. There is a lot of interesting material in this commentary, including Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II’s 2002 Motu Prorpio sought to prevent the misuse of general absolution, especially in cases where habitual sinners have no intention of reforming their lives.

Live by “living tradtion,” die by “living tradition.”

To sleep for a few hours.

A revised reflection on today’s feast, the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, will be published later today.

A blessed Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary to you all!

According Full "Respect" To Those Steeped In Unnatural Vice

Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s “synod of sin” has commenced.

This brief commentary discusses “Father” Federico Lombardi’s statement about a low-level “monsignor” in the conciliar “Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (false faith that it is, of course) who had posted a video and issued a set of demands for “changes” concerning conciliar doctrine and praxis toward those engaged in perversity. As the views expressed by the “monsignor,” who is from Poland and has not been suspended by his diocese despite admitting is in a perverted “relationship” with a man, are those held by a majority of the “synod fathers,” the fact Federico Lombardi, yet another lay Jesuit, wanted to express “respect for the “events” and “personal situations” of Father Krystof Olaf Charamsa, is not all surprising.

This is the time of the Great Apostasy, Those who do not see that this is so ought to stop fooling themselves before it is too late.

Part ten of “Polluting the Atmosphere with the Smoke of Antichrist” should appear tomorrow, the Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, if I am physically able to complete it by then.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Placidus, pray for us.

Revised: From Riches to Lady Poverty to Eternal Treasures

Today, October 4, 2015,is the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of the Seraphic Saint, Saint Francis of Assisi, who was born as Giovanni di Bernardone in 1182 (some say 1181). This article is a poor way to pay tribute to the follower of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who gave up earthly riches to embrace Lady Poverty, earning himself eternal riches in the process, eternal riches that helped to save the Church Militant on earth from falling down at a time of great clerical corruption. It is my hope, however, that this poor tribute to Saint Francis, a saint of profound Eucharistic piety and deep, tender devotion to the Mother of God who rejoiced in the midst of trials and sufferings and insults and even the rejection of his own father and brother, will provide some food for meditation about the glorious life of this joyful saint of prayer and penance. Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us! A blessed feast day to our friends to all Franciscans, including those of the Third Order.

A commentary about the beginning of Jorge's "synod of bishops," whose results are already predetermined, will appear tomorrow, Monday, October 5, 2015, the Feast of Saint Placidus. Part ten of "Polluting the Atmosphere with the Smoke of Antichrist" will be posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, the Feast of Saint Bruno.

Finally, one reader was kind enough to respond with a non-tax-deductible financial gift yesterday that makes possible the payment of two bills. We need others to make such gifts at this time. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Our Lady

Revised: Holiness Unalloyed

Although very late in the day, my revised reflection on the life of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face is now posted. (Today’s original commentary, "Polluting the Atmosphere With the Smoke of Antichrist, part nine", was posted a little after four o’clock this morning. Part ten, however, will not appear until Monday or Tuesday. Please scroll below or see the link at the top of this revised reflection.)

Marie-Frances Therese Martin was born to the holiest of parents, Louis and Zelie Martin, who endeavored to shield their children as much as possible from the influences of the world. The sacrifices made by Louis and Zelie Martin produced five vocations to the consecrated religious life. Zelie Martin's prayers from eternity after her death assisted her husband as he raised one canonized saint and four other daughters who served Holy Mother Church as brides of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The simplicity and love of the Little Flower teaches each of us to pursue holiness as befits redeemed creatures, seeking the things of Heaven in this life so that we may spend our Heaven doing good here on earth.

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face was raised in a family that stressed the importance of withdrawing from the world. Louis and Zelie Martin were very protective of their daughters, making sure to instill within them a firm commitment to the Virtue of Modesty. Indeed, Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face, Marie-Frances Celine Martin, was shocked at the immodesty that had overtaken France with the Allied bombing of Normandy forced the cloistered Carmelites of the Carmel out of their cloister and into the world in June of 1944. She noted this in a letter to Mother Agnes Mary that was dated July 7, 1944:

"After fifty years of eremetical living, to find myself all of a sudden uprooted and thrown into the midst of the world, with veil raised, is a true martyrdom for a recluse like me. It seems to me as if we're in a station where everybody is crowding around and intermingling. We sleep fully clothed on benches; we take our meals in haste, standing up in the dark; we look with astonishment and grief at the feminine styles stripped of all dignity." (As quoted in Celine: Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face, Sister and Witness of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, by Father Stephane-Joseph Piat, O.F.M., p. 130.)

What would Saint Therese and Sister Genevieve say today about the feminine attire that is considered "modest" and "acceptable" in Catholic chapels all across the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide where some version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition is offered or simulated? They were not been approving, and that is because their holy parents taught them Catholic right from wordily wrong. Why is this so difficult for many traditionally-minded Catholic parents to understand, accept and abide by today?

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Therese of Lisieux, pray for us!

Polluting the Atmosphere With the Smoke of Antichrist, part nine

Given the fast-breaking news that transpired yesterday, Friday, October 2, 2015, the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels, the Kim Davis Meets Antipope Francis story has been made the foundation of part nine of this current series, which will probably consist of two other parts before it concludes.

As it is now past 4:00 a.m., suffice it to say that this commentary, though detailed, packs a punch or two. Please do take a look at it, remembering as well that it is important at this time to make non-tax-deductible financial gifts. Help is needed to continue this site, especially to meet the internet access bill which must be paid on Monday.
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A revised reflection on the life of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face will be posted later today, Saturday, October 3, 2015, and the Articles page will be updated at the same time.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face, pray for us.

Revised: Put Your Guardian Angel To Work At All Times

Today's original article, "Polluting the Atmosphere With the Smoke of Antichrist, part eight," was published during the overnight hours. An effort is underway to have part nine ready for publication tomorrow, the Feast of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. The final part will deal with a number of subjects, including Bergoglio's sub rosa meeting with Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis.

This his article is a brief, revised reflection in honor of the Angels sent to us by God Himself to help guard us in this passing, mortal vale of tears as they seek to guide us to the glories of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. Each of us must have a special devotion to--and daily conversation with--our Guardian Angels, making sure to ask them to greet the Guardian Angels of all of the people we meet each day. Our Guardian Angels have been given to us by God help get us back to Him in Heaven. We should make good use of our Guardian Angels. Unlike many of us who have lazy bones at times, our Guardian Angels want to work hard to help us get home to Heaven. We should put them to work every day! And we should make sure to thank our Guardian Angels at the end of each day for keeping us safe in body and, eternally more important, of course, in soul.

Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us.

Our Holy Guardian Angels, pray for us and protect us.


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