On the Feast of the Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Lourdes, France

Today is the one hundred sixty-fourth anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady to Saint Bernadette Soubirous in the Grotto of Massabielle near Lourdes, France. Our Lady explained to the fourteen year-old Bernadette that we must do penance for our sins and for those of others.

Can we do any less in our day?

Indeed, the state of the Church Militant on earth and of the world-at-large has worsened as the sins of men have grown more numerous and more daring and as most baptized Catholics have been deprived of access to Sanctifying Grace by virtue of the invalid sacraments offered in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. God is not going to permit any country that kills the innocent preborn with legal impunity and kills souls in the name of the falsehoods of "freedom of speech" and "freedom of the press" and "freedom of religion" and a general sense of legal and cultural licentiousness to know long term material prosperity. Then again, these merchants of death have been enabled by the conciliar revolutionaries, who believe that signs of "outward penance belong to a different era in the history of the Church." We must indeed take Our Lady's injunction, "Penance! Penance! Penance! Pray to God for sinners," most seriously as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permits. 

A new article, focusing on Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's recent "apology"/apologia, will be published within ten minutes of this republished reflection.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

 

Saint Bernardette Soubirous, pray for us.

As Always, Pro-Aborts are More Perfectly Committed to Evil Than So-Called "Pro-Life" Pols are to Opposing Such Evils

Another Supreme Court nomination is in the offing, meaning that it is again time for supposedly "pro-life" Republican senators to step all over themselves to demonstrate how they want to support a "qualified" nominee.

There is one little problem with this: No one is "qualified" to serve in any office of public trust, whether elected or appointed, if he or she supports the slicing and dicing of innocent human beings under cover of the civil law under any or all circumstances.

Another commentary will follow in a few days.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Romuald, pray for us.

Forty Days after Christmas: The Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today is the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, always the humble handmaid of the Lord who humbled herself this day, the last day of Christmastide, which ends after Holy Mass today, by submitting to the rituals of the law although she was not in need of such a ritualistic purification because of her Perpetual Virginity.

This is the day that Our Lady presented her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in the same Temple where He would be found twelve years later answering questions of the rabbis, the same Temple whose curtain would be torn in two from top to bottom as He breathed His last on the wood of the Holy Cross to redeem us, thereby signifying the permanent end of the Old Covenant and the supersession of Judaism by Catholicism as the true religion. The aged Simeon, who waited patiently every day in the Temple for the fulfillment of the promise that God had made to him, that he would not die before his eyes had seen and his arms had beheld the Messiah, sent the first Sword of Sorrow plunging through Our Lady's Sorrowful and and Immaculate Heart when he prophesied that the Child he beheld would be destined for the rise and for the fall of man, a sign to be opposed, a Sign of Contradiction. We must never fear to be signs of contradiction in our own lives in imitation of the THE Sign of Contradiction, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, as He hung on the wood of the Holy Cross to redeem us as he was mocked and reviled by the very people from whose stock He had taken His Sacred Humanity.

We must be willing to suffer all manner of calumny and humiliation for the many times that we have preferred human respect to fidelity to Our Lord, for the many times we have refused to call upon Our Lady's maternal intercession, for the many times we have refused to "take sides," especially in our day by refusing to reject conciliarism and its ravenous wolves once and for all.

Also, Revised and Expanded: Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part sixteen, was published two days ago.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Revised and Expanded: Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part sixteen

As there were numerous formatting problems that I noticed after posting the orignal version of this commentary, which is not as long as some of the previous parts of this series have been, I have done what I could remove the problems I noticed and have also added one link and one additional news story to provide further documentation of the facts presented herein.

Although I would like to say that this sixteenth part of the "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus" exhausts the subject, I know that I have said this in the past only to realize that it was important to continue the commentaries. 

We must realize the prophetic moment in which we are living. Amoral monsters are using a virus, which can make people very sick and cause them to die if proper medical treatments are denied to those infected it, as the means to accustom the masses to a Red Chinese-style system of social control, including censorship, the punishment of dissenters, internal "passports" based upon vaccination status, and and thorough campaign to divide entire nations by pitting the "vaxxed" against the "unvaxxed." 

What passed for "normalcy" in this anti-Incarnational world of Modernity will never return, but we must for the return of the true normalcy of a world rightly oriented to Christ the King and His true Church wherein those in civil government seek to pursue the common temporal good in light of man's Last End, namely, the possession of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity.

The final triumph belongs to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Every Rosary we pray helps to plant seeds for this triumph, which will see a return to a Christocentric world in which people fear to die in a state of Mortal Sin rather than fearing any virus, disease or medical condition.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John Bosco, pray for us.

Saint Ignatius of Antioch, pray for us.

Saint John Bosco, Father and Teacher of the Young and Devoted Client of Our Lady, Help of Christians

Today, Monday, January 31, 2022, is the feast of the great Saint John Bosco, to whom we are very devoted. This is a revised reflection on an extraordinary priest who had a zeal for the salvation of souls in his youth, a zeal that would last until he died on this date in 1888, one hundred twenty-eight years ago.

Saint John Bosco stands a rebuke to everything that manner in which the conciliar revolutionaries refuse to seek converts to what they think is the Catholic Church and the manner in which they reaffirm unrepentant sinners in lives that could lead them to Hell for all eternity if they do not go to Confession and amend their lives. This brief reflection, written about nine years ago now, is an effort to capture the spirit of this magnificent teacher of the young, mystic and zealous apostle of souls.

Although it has taken a while, "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part sixteen," was published a few minutes before the posting of this revised reflection.  

Vivat Christus RexViva Cristo Rey

Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us.

Saint John Bosco, pray for us.

Saint Dominic Savio, pray for us.

Saint Maria Domenica Mazzarello, pray for us.

Sin: More Deadly Then the Coronavirus, part sixteen

Although I will write a more detailed introduction later today, Monday, January 31, 2022, here is what you have all been waiting for (I am poking fun at myself, you understand): “Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part sixteen.”

Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us.

Saint John Bosco, pray for us.

 

Saint Maria Domenica Mazzarello, pray for us.

Saint Francis de Sales: As Gentle and as Firm as the Divine Master Himself

Today, Saturday, January 29, 2022, is the Feast of Saint Francis de Sales.

I am hereby republishing a brief and woefully indequate account of the Apostle of Charity and zealous foe of Calvinism. 

Part sixteen of "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus" is progressing nicely. It is my hope to finish it in time for posting on Sunday, January 30, 2022, but it is more likely that the protracted commentary will be published on the Feast of Saint John Bosco, Monday, January 31, 2022.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Francis de Sales, pray for us.

To Defend the Preborn We Must Defend Catholic Truth in Its Entirety

Although the forty-ninth anniversary of the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton was on Saturday, January 22, 2022, the Feast of Saints Vincent and Anastasius, this revised and much expanded commentary is designed to remind the readers of this site that abortion-on-demand did not start with Roe v. Wade and that it will end if this unjust decision is reversed in five months.

The slow but steady march to the surgical execution of children under the cover of the civil law has antecedent roots dating back to certain elements of the Renaissance that set the stage for the Protestant Revolution and the susbequent rise of the welter of Judeo-Masonic political ideologies that have produced the triumph of religious indifferentism and thus of practical atheism as the lowest common denominators in social life.

Part sixteen of "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus" is being written but may not appear until Sunday, January 30, 2022, the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany. Thank you for your patience.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Paul, pray for us.

Saint Peter, pray for us.

Saint Polycarp, pray for us.

On the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle

Today's offering a republished reflection on the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle.

My annual commentary on the anniversary of the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, January 22, 1973, has undergone an enlargement with substantial revisions. It should be published sometime today, Tuesday, January 25, 2022, the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle.

Work on part six of "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus" has been consuming my time as well. I imagine that it will not be until this weekend before the article is ready to be published. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Paul, pray for us.

Saint Peter, pray for us.

Joseph Alois Ratzinger: Ever Impervious to the Horror of Personal Sin, Including His Own Sins of Heresy

A news report of a few days ago contained the absolute non-news that Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI had presided over a meeting the chancery office of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising on January 15, 1980, during his masquerade as the “archbishop” of that historic archdiocese during which he approved of the transfer of a known pederast, Father Peter Hullermann. The then “Cardinal” Ratzinger was as impassive about clerical abuse then as he has always been about the horror of any kind of personal sin, including the sins of heresy for which he is so notorious.

This is not news as this news was known in March of 2010, something that two articles from 2010 included in this posting make clear. As one who did the original reporting in The Wanderer in 1997 (Roman Catholic Faithful Accuses Bishop Ryan of Harassment) and 1998 (Witnesses Emerge in Bishop Ryan Case) on the scandalous behavior of the late “Bishop” Daniel Leo Ryan, what was interesting about the fallout of the Ratzinger story in 2010 was some of the very people who were justifiably critical of Ryan and then the likes of Bernard Law in 2002 rose to the defense of Joseph Alois Ratzinger twelve years ago, showing how Summorum Pontificum blinded many otherwise rational Catholics into either defending their “man” in situations such as the Hullermann case or, more frequently, turning a blind eye and keeping mute about their “man’s serial violations of the First and Second Commandments.

A new commentary, one focusing on the forty-ninth anniversary of the dreadful decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, January 22, 1973, should appear by Monday, January 24, the Feast of Saint Timothy. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Agnes, pray for us.

Saints Vincent and Anastasius, pray for us.

Saint Raymund of Pennafort, O.P., pray for us.

Saint Emerentiana, pary for us.

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