Spiritual Resource: Novena to God the Holy Ghost, 2016

The oldest of all of Holy Mother Church's Novenas, the Novena to God the Holy Ghost in preparation for Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016, began last night, May 6, 2016, the Feast of Saint John the Evangelist Before The Latin Gate within Octave of the Ascension of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The last day to pray for the Novena, of course, is on the Vigil of Pentecost, Saturday, May 15, 2015.

Given the lateness of the hour and the overnight posting of yesterday's commentary, my unexpected sequel to yesterday's commentary will be posted later today, Saturday, May 7, 2016, the Feast of Saint Stanislaus. The principal subject of the commentary will be the "conservative" statist named United States Representative Paul Davis Ryan, although the bobsey-twins of nonstop global warfare, United States Senators John Sidney McCain III (R-Arizona) and Lindsay Graham (R-North Carolina), a thirty-third degree Freemason, will certainly get a most dishonorable mention or two.

Although I have expressed my own reservations about Donald John Trump, I have given him credit for exposing the farce that is the supposed "opposition" political party of the false opposite of the naturalist "right. It is truly remarkable to see how bold petty elitists such as Paul Davis Ryan head for the tall grass when faced with even the possibility that their donor-funded lives of power and influence might be overturned in response to widespread public outrage. I have just a few things more to say about these petty little enablers of statism and constant warfare before returning to the drudgery of Amoris Laetitia.

Our Lady, Queen of the Holy Apostles, pray for us.

Saint Stanislaus, pray for us.

Exposing the Farce Once and For All

(The reality of a lack of financial resources has caused me to drastically curtail the monthly allotment of gigabytes for which I must pay a good deal of money. This means that I must limit my time online more than ever before. I have, however, taken the time to correct typographical errors in today's article, which will be followed by an unexpected sequel tomorrow.)

Those who have read the political commentaries that have been posted on this site since last summer (as well as the ones that I have written in the past) will not be surprised to learn that this article is not a celebration of the current election cycle. As a political scientist, I give credit where credit is due, and Donald John Trump has accomplished a political feat that has just thrown out every campaign “playbook” ever written.

As a Catholic, though, I weep for our nation when considering the debt that we owe God for our sins and that it has come to pass in these our times that the presidential candidates of the two major organized crime families of naturalism in the United States of America are both secular humanists who are clueless about the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law.

Part eight of my continuing series on Amoris Laetitia should appear by tomorrow. Part nine will conclude the series, which has been truly penitential.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Revised: Christ The King Takes His Throne In Heaven

[A commentary about Jorge's meeting with President Donald John Trump is being written. However, the hour is much too late to complete it. I should have done by late today. Thank you.]

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 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 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.

A blessed Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ to you all.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Gregory VII, whose feast is suppressed this year, pray for us.

Jorge's Exhortation of Self-Justification Before Men, part seven

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Update: Feast of Saint Monica, Commemoration of the Vigil of the Ascension of Our Lord and Rogation Day:

Work on part eight of "Jorge's Exhortation of Self-Justification Before Men" is about forty percent completed at this time. However, I do want to work on a post-Indiana Primary commentary before returning to the penitential work that is involved with dissecting Amoris Laetitia. As the hour, past Midnight, is too late to do justice even to a short political commentary, I will wait until later today to write a brief reiteration of points made so many times before about the farce of naturalism.

While the theatrical spectacle of the next six months, four days is bound to be entertaining, nothing that happens between now and Tuesday, November 8, 2016, will involve any discussion of what truly ills the Western world, which is simply suffering from the effects of the Protestant Revolution's overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King that will not be remedied until a true pope is restored to the Throne of Saint Peter and then fulfills Our Lady's Fatima Message for the proper consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart by all of the world's bishops.

No matter the drama of the moment, this current election will not revolve around the pursuit of the common good founded in any kind of respect for the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law. It will revolve around which candidate is better able to promote himself as the supposed guarantor of economic prosperity. In other words, it's all about the money, the money, and the money. It always has been this way, and the only difference this year is that there is anger against the political establishment that has arisen because its scions have used laws to protect themselves and their privileges at the expense of voters. While the anger is understandable, the root cause of our problems is not about who holds political power. It is about the failure of the political elites and the citizens to understand that nations can never realize material prosperity while pursuing that which is opposed to the peace and happiness of eternity.

Saint Monica, pray for us!

Monday, May 2, 2016: Here is part seven of what should be a nine part series for the twelve people or so who are still reading this site.

Thank you for your patience. I do hope to have part eight done within a day or two.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Athanasius, pray for us.

Total Consecration to Our Lady

Although I was once known for producing a prodigious number of articles each month, it appears as though the days of prolific writing are behind me. Thus it is that intervening events have delayed part seven of "Jorge's Exhortation of Self-Justification Before Men." Work continues. Stay tuned!

On this first day of the month of May, the month of Our Lady, which is the Feast of Saints Philip and James and the Commemoration of the Fifth Sunday after Easter, I am republishing a reflection on Total Consecration to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary that was first published in the printed pages of Christ or Chaos fifteen years ago this month.

Actually, this reflection was first written sixteen years ago for use for a priest in the conciliar structures to be distributed to his parishioners. 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.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Saints Philip and James, pray for us.

Republished: Saint Catherine of Siena: Suffering with Joy

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.

A loss of internet service for a few hours interrupted work on part seven of "Jorge's Exhortation of Self-Justification Before Men." I hope to be complete it later today, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Thank you for your patience.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

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

Revised: In His Own Blood

Work on Amors Laetitia is truly penitential. Although I am making progress with completing part seven of my continuing series, the lateness of the hour now requires me to put the work aside, Part seven may not be published until Sunday, May 1, 2016, although I will have one republished reflection and another original reflection for you on Saturday, April 30, 2016, the Feast of Saint Catharine of Siena.

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 my 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.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Peter Martyr, pray for us.

Jorge's Exhortation of Self-Justification Before Men, part six

Herewith is part six of Jorge's Exhortation of Self-Justification Before Men.

This brief article was posted at a very early hour this morning. A citation for the book (Venerable John Neumann of Philadelphia, C.SS.R., Fourth Bishop of Philadelphia) has been inserted at the end of a passage from its text. Although the transcription of the material had been done on Sunday, the citation was not readily available when it was inserted into the text of this article. I am sorry for the omission, which has been remedied.

Please pray for all those who will be in the path of the expected violent thunderstorms tonight and early tomorrow morning. Thank you.

Our Lady of Good Counsel, pray for us.

Pope Saints Cletus and Marcelllinus, pray for us.

Republished: Opposing False Ecumenism With His Very Life

As is the case more often than not, my plans to post part six of my review of Amoris Laetitia have been derailed for another day, principally because of the nagging health problems that cause fatigue pretty much all of the time. However, I am working on part six now and do hope to have it posted by tomorrow morning.

In the meantime, I am offering a republished reflection on the life and martyrdom of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, O.F.M., Cap.,whose feast is commemorated today, the Fourth Sunday after Easter, who opposed false ecumenism with his very life. Unlike the conciliar "popes" and their "episcopal" henchmen, Saint Fidelis came to "extirpate heresy, not to embrace it."

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, pray for us.

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