On the Last Day of the Year in 2018

This is a short reflection, published last in 2014, about this day, the last day of the liturgical year.

Another revised reflection will be published shortly, and an original article on the monstrous gene-edited twins born in Red China will follow by Monday (at the latest). Rest assured that the madness of the mad, mad, mad, mad world of naturalism will be the subject of a very long and detailed commentary by the end of the coming week.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Blessed Edmund Campion, pray for us.

In Ways That Baffle the Minds of Modern Men

Although not on the General Roman Calendar, today, Tuesday, November 27, 2018, is the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Although not observed universally on a mandatory basis, this feast is is nevertheless an important one to commemorate as this powerful sacramental is yet another sign of the love that pours out from the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, despite our own ingratitude and infidelities. [This feast is one that, traditionally, had been celebrated solemnly in the Diocese of Brooklyn, and it was within the boundaries of that diocese that I was born on Saturday, November 24, 1951, three days before this feast day that year.]

This reflection was written in 2010 and published in two parts. It was three years ago now that it was combined into one part and revised slightly in a few places.

An original article is in the process of being written while I work on the book project simultaneously.

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, pray for us.

Saint Catherine Laboure, pray for us.

"They Have Eyes, But They Do Not See" The Abomination of Desolation

An attempt is being made to catch up with a few subjects upon which I was unable to write during the week that I was without a functioning notebook computer.

This particular commentary is a reaction to an interview that a “Monsignor” Nicola Bux gave on October 13, 2018, that has received additional attention since a news story appeared about it on November 15, 2018, the Feast of Saint Albert the Great.

There will be a few other articles in the next week as I endeavor to wrap up work on volume one of an anthology of my spiritual reflections.

Thank you for your patience.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, pray for us.

Pope Saint Clement Knew That No One Can Disobey a True Pope

Yes, I am in the midst of writing a new article. However, the clock struck midnight, meaning that I am going to have to resume work on it later today. 

In the place of a new article, though I offer you a very brief republished commentary on the work of Pope Saint Clement. 
 
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. 
 
Pope Saint Clement I, pray for us. 
 
Saint Felicity, pray for us.
 

Saint Cecilia: Model of Heroic Catholic Purity

Today is the Feast of Saint Cecilia, a heroic model of Catholic purity and of martyrdom for the Holy Faith.

Yes, the secular world celebrates a different “holy day” today. While we can always Catholicize such days, our first obligation is to live the liturgical life of the Catholic Church and not to be the prisoners of a secular calendar that has sought to replace Christmas Day with “thanksgiving day.” Every day is a Thanksgiving Day for a Catholic. (See the article below this one for a reflection on the secular thanksgiving day.

An original article should appear by Saturday, November 24, 2018. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. 

Saint Cecilia, pray for us.

John Calvin Could Not Be Happier

One of the saddest spectacles here in a land suffused with the ethos of Judeo-Calvinist-Masonic naturalism is how the secular celebration of thanksgiving day has eclipsed Christmas Day in the homes of many Americans.

This is quite by design as it was the intention of the thirty-third degree Freemason named Franklin Delano Roosevelt to promote shopping during a time when our attention must be on withdrawing from the world. As there are a few new readers to this site, including some from Protestant and even Jewish backgrounds who have expressed an interesting in converting to the true Faith, it is my hope that this republished reflection might of assistance in demonstrating the extent to which the warfare against Christ the King that entered its overt phase with the Protestant Revolution in 1517 has shaped what passes for American "culture" to the detriment of souls and thus to all of social order. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Cecilia, pray for us. .

On the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Yes, I am back online again. It is going to take several days to get back up to speed with new articles. However, I remain grateful for the help that we received to get a refurbished notebook computer. I hope to have a new article for posting by the Feast of Saint John of the Cross and the Commemoration of Saint Chrysogonus, Saturday, November 24, 2018. 

Today is the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a short reflection on the feast day, which is followed by an appendix including the description of the Presentation of Our Lady as found in The New English Edition of The Mystical City of God.

Work on my book projects will resume later today.

Finally, please pray for a former student of mine who turns fifty-one years of age today and for a friend of ours on Long Island who turns seventy years of age today. Thank you.

Our Lady, Ark of the New Covenant, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

 

Well, I have good news and bad news.

The good news is that I have a new notebook computer. I am grateful for the donation that made this possible. Deo gratias!

The bad news is that the modem that connects the computer to internet died about thirty after I had set up the computer. The cross is ever present in our lives. Deo gratias.

A replacement modem is being sent.

In the meantime, you can read my reflection on the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is listed on the 2016-2018 Articles Archive page for the month of November 2017.

Check back again soon for the next thrill-packed episode of The Perils of Droleskey.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Republished: Saint Josaphat Kuncewicz Laid Down His Life To Do What Conciliarism Forbids

This is a brief refection on the life and the martyrdom of Saint Josaphat Kuncewicz, who laid down his life to do what is forbidden by conciliarism, namely, to seek the conversion of the schismatic and heretical Orthodox churches.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Josaphat Kuncewicz, pray for us.

Pray To Be Spared from Eternal Wildfires

Although felled by some kind of sickness and slowed by the chronic problems caused by degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and two fracture lumbar discs, this is a brief commentary on the tragic events that continue to unfold in California. Pray for all those affected and for the conversion of those who are steeped in and/or promote sin with wanton abandon.

Most of my time now is being spent on readying volume one of an anthology of my spiritual reflections. A grant has been given to make possible the volume’s printing so that I can avoid using CreateSpace again. It is my hope to have the book ready for sale in early December.

My election commentary will be posted whenver they count the manufactured votes in Broward and Palm Beach counties in Florida. Gee, I wonder if Gore is going to beat Bush this time around?

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Didacus—San Diego, pray for us.

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