Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary In Passiontide, 2015

Unfathomable. Just unfathomable

Only a handful of genuine mystics and truly gifted spiritual masters have been able to comprehend the unfathomable mysteries of grief that overwhelmed the fairest creature of our race, Our Lady, as those Seven Swords of Sorrow were plunged through and through her Immaculate Heart.

We sin so casually, so thoughtlessly, so repeatedly, rarely giving a moment’s worth of a meditation to how our least Venial Sins caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer unspeakable horrors during His Passion and Death, horrors that penetrated the Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother as she, conceived without any stain of Original or Actual Sin, suffered in a perfect communion of Hearts with Him.

It cannot be that way with us from this day forward. We are on the cusp of Holy Week, ending now the first week in Passiontide, Passion Week. We must enter deep into the mysteries of our salvation, which was wrought for us by the perfect obedience of the Word made Flesh in Our Lady’s Virginal and Immaculate Womb to the Will of His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Father. We must quit our sins once and for all, recognizing how they caused the God-Man and His Most Blessed Mother to suffer, how they wound our own souls, which have been purchased by the shedding of every single drop of the Divine Redeemer’s Most Precious Blood, and how they have brought great sorrow into the Heart out of which was formed Our Redeemer’s Most Sacred Heart. No more sin. No more joking about sin. No more dismissiveness about the gravity of sin. We must repent and amend our lives as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Our Lady brought forth her Divine Son painlessly and miraculously. She brought us forth in great pain as the adopted children of the Living God as she stood so valiantly by the foot of the Cross on Good Friday. She stands by the foot of her Divine Son’s Most Holy Cross in every true offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by a true bishop or a true priest. We must stand by her each day at Holy Mass as we make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world with every beat of our hearts, making sure as well to pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Saint John Damscene, pray for us.

Looking More Plausible By The Moment

It was not possible to complete this article overnight, which is why work on it was interrupted shortly after Midnight.

Although my own time and physical limitations did not permit anything near a complete analysis of March 15, 2015, article published by Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s nonagenarian atheist pal Eugenio Scalfari, an attempt has been made to deal with several things that he ascribes as having been said by Jorge Mario Bergoglio even though it is not at all clear when and where, for example, he said that the “lost” soul is “annihilated” after death and that there is no punishment thereafter.

Yes this sounds a little rich even for the Argentine Apostate. Granted. However, the Modernist’s reiteration of his much expressed hatred for precision of doctrine, which he says cannot bring us joy, earlier today at the Casa Santa Marta inside the walls of the Occupied Vatican on the West Bank of the Tiber River make this more plausible to believe by the moment.
I am done with Jorge and his apostasies until after Holy Week. A revised reflection on the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Passiontide and a revised reflection on Saint John Damascene, whose feast is commemorated today, Friday, March 27, 2015, will be published late this evening.

Thank you.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Ecce Ancilla Domini, Fiat, Fiat Mihi Secundum Verbum Tuum

Today's article is a slightly revised reflection on the feast we celebrate today, the feast which signifies the moment when the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, the very Word through Whom all things were made, personally entered into human history as He was made Incarnate in the Virginal and Immaculate Womb of His Most Blessed Mother by the power of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, Who overshadowed Our Lady after she had given her perfect Fiat to the Will of the First Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Father, as that Will was made known to her by Saint Gabriel the Archangel. The whole of human history is changed today--and no one can remain neutral about what happened on this day.

If the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity really did become Man this day in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb so as to redeem us on the wood of the Holy Cross thirty-three years later, as we know is indeed the case, then every person and every nation on the face of this earth must acknowledge this fact and subordinate everything to the Deposit of Faith that He has entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication. We must pray to Our Lady every day so that we will never lose sight of the centrality of the Incarnation in our own lives and in the lives of our nations, never lose sight of the fact that Holy Mass itself is Incarnational as the Word Who was made Incarnate in her Virginal and Immaculate Womb is made Incarnate on altars of sacrifice under the appearances of bread and wine by true bishops and true priests.

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ spent nine months in the tabernacle of Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb, thereby sanctifying the wombs of al mothers. He is in solidarity with every child in every mother's womb. Every abortion, whether by chemical or surgical means, is an indirect attack on the Incarnation that took place this very day.

A blessed Feast of the Annunciation of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to His Most Blessed Mother by Saint Gabriel the Archangel to you all.

As yesterday was one of those days when my physical strength was flagging, I could not complete an original article that might appear tomorrow. The new commentary will deal with what can be called a rather strange editorial written by the atheist Eugenio Scalfari, whose interview with Jorge Mario Bergolio in September of 2013 that was published on October 1, 2013, generated worldwide headlines.

Caution, I believe, is needed this time, though, as it is unclear whether Scalfari is summarizing the Argentine Apostate’s thoughts or has had a new interview with him. It is with this cautionary note that my own commentary is being written, although the contentions that Scalfari made in his article are plausibly ascribable to Bergoglio, who, it appears, has given himself an “out” once again given the ambiguous nature of the commentary. More, though, tomorrow or on Friday, the Feast of the Seven Dolors of Our Lady in Lent and the Commemorations of Saint John Damascene and of Friday in Passion Week.

Finally, I urge readers of this site to flock to Mr. Timothy Duff's http://www.neemcog.com/index.htm (New English Edition of The Mystical City of God), where you will find the entirety of the Venerable Mary of Agreda's The Mystical City of God in an easy-to-read format that reflects Mr. Duff's years of painstaking labor to correct various mistranslations of the Spanish original text into the English language. Mr. Duff is one of the foremost experts in the world on The Mystical City of God, and I only discovered that the site was live when doing a search for it last evening. Please avail yourself of the richness provided in this important work, and do say three Aves for Mr. Duff and his large family. Thank you.

Holy Mother, Mary of God, pray for us now, and at the hour our death!

Memo From Two Popes and Monsignor Joseph Clifford Fenton to Bishop Williamson: No One Can Resist A True and Legitimate Successor of Saint Peter

Although there is much familiar material to those who have been reading this site for a while, this is an effort to “refresh” that information in light of Bishop Richard Williamson’s consecration of Bishop Jean-Michel Faure in Brazil on the Feast of Saint Joseph, Thursday, March 19, 2015, without a papal mandate from the man he accepts as a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter, “Pope Francis,” otherwise known as the Argentine Apostate.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Passion Sunday, 2015

Today's article is a reflection on Passiontide, which begins today, Passion Sunday, March 22, 2015, and the Commemoration of Saint Isidore the Farmer and of Saint Catherine of Genoa.

One of the recurring themes in my writing is the obligation each of us has as a Catholic to forgive others as we have been forgiven so freely and so readily by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ acting through an alter Christus in the Sacred Tribunal Penance. There is nothing that anyone can do to us, say about us or cause us to suffer, whether emotionally or physically, that is the equal of what one of our least Venial Sins caused the God-Man to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death as the Fourth through Seven Swords of Sorrow pierced the Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother. If He forgives us recidivist sinners, steeped in the spiritual mediocrity of lukewarmness, so readily and so frequently, who are we to hesitate for a moment to forgive others anything and everything, whether real or imagined or exaggerated, that they have have said about us or done to us?

Our Lord entered His Passion so as to redeem us and thus to make it possible for us to know His forgiveness, first in the Baptismal font and then in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance (and, for our Venial Sins, every time a priest administers Absolution following the recitation of the Confiteor in the offering of Holy Mass). We must make good use of this Passiontide to be more forgiving as we seek out the mercy of the Divine Redeemer through the ministrations of a true priest acting in persona Christi in the confesional.

As a sinner who has been forgiven much in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance, I have no energy at all (Deo gratias!) for nursing petty grudges and stewing in my juices about the judgments of others. Our sins imposed an unjust judgment on God in the very Flesh. It is good for us to suffer humiliation and rejection and calumny and scorn and derision. Very good for us. The more we suffer with love and gratitude is the more that we can unite ourselves to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. And even if we are the victims of real injustices and calumnies, so what? So what? Everything gets revealed on the Last Day at the General Judgment of the Living and the Dead. Each of the just will be reconciled one to the other at that time. That happy reconciliation then can only take place, however, if we forgive others from our hearts in the here and now of this passing, mortal vale of tears!

Let’s make this the best Passiontide of our lives, grateful to Almighty God that He has brought us to the beginning of yet another Passiontide, uncertain though we may be as to we will live to see Easter Sunday in this passing, mortal vale of tears just two weeks from now on Sunday, April 5, 2015..

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Saint Isidore the Farmer, pray for us.

Saint Catherine of Genoa, pray for us.

Selective Chutzpah

Although these articles are getting written and published at a slower pace than in the past, I am trying to trying to catch up with topics that have been on my “to do” list for a few weeks now prior to attempting to write some new reflections for Holy Week.

It is thus that I have been able at last to write about the “selective chutzpah” of Congressional Republicans by abdicating a genuine, principled opposition to the reigning caesar’s unconstitutional edicts and acts while seeking to “stand up” to him when it comes to support for the murderous policies of the Zionist State of Israel, “chutzpah” that was demonstrated when House Speaker John Boeher (R-West Chester, Ohio), invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress on March 3, 2015. This commentary is not for the faint of heart, especially if one is possessed of the Zionist spirit that is evangelized constantly by “conservative” babblers on talk radio and throughout the “conservative” blogosphere.

A revised reflection on Saint Benedict will be republished shortly.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Benedict of Nursia, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, Our Friend and Protector

(An original article on "religious liberty" appears below.)

Today, of course, is the great Feast of Saint Joseph, the Chaste Spouse of Our Lady, the just and silent man of the House of David.

Saint Joseph denied himself his biological fatherhood in order to serve as the ever-virginal spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the most loving foster-father to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. In him, Saint Joseph, is to be found every virtue for a husband and father to imitate: patience, charity, forbearance in all difficulties, fortitude, perseverance, temperance, and total self-abnegation. Those of us who are husbands and fathers must learn to be more silent, to learn to be more loving, to learn to be more patient, to learn to be more meek, to learn to be ever-ready to worker harder and harder at our life's work so as to help our wives and our children to live as redeemed creatures here below in order to know eternal happiness hereafter.

Saint Joseph is the model of home life and the patron of artisans, the protector of widows and orphans, the patron of those who are in danger of death. May we invoke his patronage each day after we invoke that of his Most Chaste Spouse, Our Lady, and never be slow to turn to him in our spiritual and temporal needs:

"O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O thou Saint Joseph, do assist me by thy powerful intercession, and obtain for me from thy divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of fathers. O Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee, and Jesus asleep in thy arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. Saint Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me. Amen!"

A blessed Feast of Saint Joseph to you all!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

No One Has The "Right" To Adhere To Error

The madness of celebrating Dignitatis Humanae, December 7, 1965, has only just begun, it would appear.

Philadelphia “Archbishop” Charles H. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap., gave a talk in homage of this tragically false document at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, the Feast of Saint Patrick and the Commemoration of Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent. This is not the feast time that “Archbishop” Chaput has done this. I suspect that it will not be the last, and it is without any malice for a man I met back in 1991 in Rapid City, South Dakota, and then chatted with briefly in Saint Peter’s Square in May of 1993 that this commentary in criticism of his defense of that which was condemned by true pope after true pope has been written.

A revised reflection on Saint Joseph will be published shortly.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

March 18, 2015, Update:

There will be no new article today, March 18, 2015, the Feast of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem and the Commemoration of Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Lent. I am pacing myself a little more now after a condition that I had heretofore never known, hyponatremia, rectifies itself. (This is caused by a low level of sodium in one’s blood, a condition that I have discovered is very dangerous and perhaps was the chief culprit behind the great fatigue that I have experienced in recent years. One physician told me that the level that showed up in blood work drawn on February 26, 2015, had placed me in a category of people who could barely function, and I can verify that assessment as it was very difficult to do my writing. The doctor-mandated treatment was to salt food more heavily. That has worked to bring the sodium count up to a tick below the normal range. It has also resulted in a sharp increase in my blood pressure as the diuretic I have been taking for over two decades was discontinued.) Please bear with me as my strength returns over the course of time.

Today, March 18, 2015, is the thirty-third anniversary of the death of my mother, +Mrs. Norma Florence Red Fox Droleskey, who was the adoptive daughter of Chief Red Fox, at the then named Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she had spent her adolescent years until she joined the Women’s Army Corps in 1943 at the age of twenty-two, at the age of sixty-one years, twelve days. My mother died of stomach and esophageal cancer that had been diagnosed on Friday, January 29, 1982, just six weeks before she died. Most of that time was spent at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, Texas. It is hard to believe that I am now over two years older than she was at the time of her death. How the time has flown. Prayers for the repose of her immortal soul would be very much appreciated. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Today is also the eighth anniversary of the death of the late +Father Daniel Johnson, who was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1954 and served as the pastor of Saint Mary by the Sea Church in Huntington Beach, California, form 1979 to 2004. Father Johnson was very zealous for souls. He personally walked the boundaries of the parish three times during his quarter-century pastorate, visiting (or leaving his card with an invitation to join the Catholic Church if no one was present to answer his knock) every residence and business to encourage fallen away Catholics to the return to the Faith and to invite non-Catholics to convert. Father Johnson brought five hundred fifty-four souls into the Faith, including Mohammedans, Jews, and Mormons. Sharon herself was baptized at the hands of Father Johnson on July 31, 1999, nearly twenty months before I met her on March 11, 2001 at Saint Mary by the Sea Church as I was giving the “Living in the Shadow of the Cross” lecture program. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

It was also on this date in 2008 that Mrs. Theresa Colgan, the mother of a former student of mine from Saint Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, during the 1985-1986 academic year, died. Please pray for her immortal soul as well. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen,

There are also several birthday intentions that will be remembered in our own prayers today.

Finally, this is a reminder that No Space Between Ratzinger and Bergoglio: So Close in Apostasy, So Far From Catholic Truth is available for purchase in its original paperback edition and is now available as well as a Kindle Edition. One reader wrote on Monday, March 16, 2015, to express appreciation for the book’s organization, thoroughness, and ease of readability. Please do purchase one for your own reference purposes, making sure to get copies for your relatives and friends who are still attached to the structures in the counterfeit church of conciliarism in the mistaken belief that they are part of the Catholic Church. Thank you!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, pray for us.

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