Our Dear Saint Aloysius, Help Us To Be As Pure As Thee

Although work continues on the next installment in my commentary on Laudato Si, the first two commentaries, having been completed at 4:30 a.m. on the days they were posted, have taken their toll. Each subsequent installment will appear when it is ready to be published. Intervening articles, however, such as one about the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, and on expected decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States of America this week and next, will be written as necessary.

Today's republished article is but a brief reflection on the short but extraordinary life of sanctity lived by Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, a great lover of the Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament and of Our Lady. Saint Aloysius was intensely united to the sufferings that Our Lord endured in His Passion and Death, offering up his own sufferings prior to death, sufferings that he contracted as a result of helping a man with the plague in Rome, in union with that of Our Lord's own Passion and Death. Saint Aloysius was also devoted to the angels, which makes sense as he had an angelic purity of his own. We need to invoke his holy intercession to help us to have as a pure a heart as he did as we attempt to make reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for our own sins, especially any and all against Holy Purity.

As it was at Saint Aloysius School in Great Neck, New York, where I learned the truths of the Catholic Faith as they were taught with clarity by the Reverend Sisters of Mercy (and one lay teacher, Miss Greta McCarthy, a young Irish immigrant who knew the Holy Faith very well, who became Mrs. Greta Foley after the end of the 1961-1962 school year), I owe Saint Aloysius so very much. I have been devoted to him from the time that I entered Kindergarten in September of 1956.

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, pray for us.

Dance, Dance, Eco Jorge, part two

This is part two of my overview of Laudato Si.

The section-by-section analysis of this ideological document be published in segments. Given the late/early hour of the posting of this relatively brief overview, the first such segment may not appear until Sunday, although I will resume writing later today, Friday, June 15, 2015, the Octave Day of the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Commemoration of Saint Juliana Falconieri, who was the foundress of the Religious Sisters of the Third Order of Servites.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now, and at the hour of our death.

Saint Juliana Falconieri, pray for us.

Dance, Dance, Eco Jorge, part one

A late/early hour. Part two of this overview to Laudato Si will be posted tomorrow if all goes well.

It is nowt a later or earlier hour, well after four o'clock in the morning. An article in today's edition of The New York Times amplifies a point I made early in this commentary. It has been added to the text of the commentary.

Now, to sleep. Maybe!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

"Perhaps You Have Not Met A Catholic Bishop Before"

This is the Third Sunday after Pentecost, that is, Sunday within the Octave of the Feast of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Feast of Saint Basil the Great, the fearless foe of Arianism, is commemorated today.

Today's republished article, which was written five years ago now and revised a little last night after it became clear that the next original article on this site was not going to be completed for posting this morning (there are only so many hours in the day, and staying up late, which I do on occasion, is beyond my ability to do on a regular basis any longer), attempts to draw comparisons between Saint Basil the Great's battles with the Arians and our own battles with the lords of the counterfeit church of conciliarism and their apologists. I had forgotten, prior to re-reading the article, just how many little nuggets from Dom Prosper Gueranger's The Liturgical Year are contained in its text. Here is one just nugget:

"Peace is just what Basil desired as much as anybody; but the peace for which he would give his life could be only that true peace left to the Church by our Lord. What he so vigorously exacted on the grounds of faith proceeded solely from his very love of peace. And therefore, as he himself tells us, he absolutely refused to enter into communion with those narrow-minded men who dread nothing so much as a clear, precise expression of dogma; in his eyes their captious formulas and ungraspable shiftings were but the action of hypocrites, in whose company he would scorn to approach God's altar. As to those miserably misled, 'Let the faith of our fathers be proposed to them with all tenderness and charity; if they will assent thereunto, let us receive them into our midst; in other cases, let us dwell with ourselves alone, regardless of numbers; and let us keep aloof from equivocating souls, who are not possessed of that simplicity without guile, indispensably required in the early days of the Gospel from all who would approach to the the faith. The believers, so it is written, had but one heart and one soul. Let those, therefore, who would reproach us for not desiring pacification, mark well who are the real authors of the disturbance and so not point the question of reconciliation on our side any more.'"(Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year.)

The authors of disturbance today are not those of us who point out the errors and blasphemes and sacrileges of the conciliar "popes," including Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, but those who are silent about and/or enable these offenses, a silence that prevails these days among so many "conservative" and "traditionally-minded" priests and presbyters in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

By the way, I will be writing a series of commentaries on Jorge's forthcoming pantheism ecocyclical. The series will take as long as is necessary to complete. The first part will provide an overview, and will be followed by relatively short commentaries on the ecocyclical's text. This is not a project that I look forward to undertaking. Quite the contrary is true. It is something that I dread. However, penance is what I need, and Jorge is an instrument to provide me with penance by which I can seek to make more reparation for my sins as the consecrated slave of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The next article, though, deals with a theme that I have repeated on this site endlessly while angering so many Catholics all across the vast spectrum of the ecclesiatical divide: the American political system is a complete and total farce of Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry. "Left" or "right" makes no difference as to what gets done in the artificial city built on a swamp and designed to conform to a Masonic grid, Washington, District of Columbia. The Congressional leadership of the organized crime family of the false opposite of the naturalist "right" have promised to bail out ObamaDeathCare if the Supreme Court of the United States of America rules against subsidies that are not authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. These same reprobates are also trying to help Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro give away more and more of American national sovereignty in the name of creating a "Pacific Union," thus helping to solidify One World Governance in fact if not in name. Ah, Jorge's name for One World Governance is "globality solidarity," and you will be hearing utter that phrase a lot in the coming weeks and months. This is the time of Antichrist, and if anyone thinks he is going to "vote" his way out of this mess, well, all I can do is continue being the "ant" at the picnic as things are going to worse and worse, not better, until there is the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and that will not come about at the ballot box, I can assure you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Basil the Great, pray for us.

Saint Anthony, Hammer of Heretics, Help Us To Find Our Way Home to Heaven

This my republished reflection on the life and the work of our dear Saint Anthony, the hammer of heretics who desired to die a martyr's death in an effort to convert Mohammedans following his transfer from the Order of Saint Augustine to the Order of Friars Minor. It was not God's Holy Will for Saint Anthony to die a martyr's death as he became ill upon arriving in Morocco and was then led as a result of shipwreck away from his native Portugal to Sicily, and from there to Italy, where his fame as a preacher and miracle worker began.

Saint Anthony lived for only thirty-six years, teaching us that it is not the length of the years that matter. No, what matters to God is how we use the time given to us this very day, which could be our own last day on the face of this earth before our Particular Judgment, to know, love, and serve Him as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through the Catholic Church. God is merciful to those of us who have sinned much by giving us length of years so that we might use our time well to make much reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for our sins. Saint Anthony's work on earth was done when he was just thirty-six years old, whereupon his work for us in Heaven commenced.

Dear, dear Saint Anthony, help us to find our way to Heaven, especially by being as devoted to the Most Blessed Sacrament and to the Mother of God as you were here on earth.

Work on the next original article has begun. Look for it tomorrow, Sunday, June 14, 2015, the Third Sunday after Pentecost within the Octave of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Commemoration of Saint Basil the Great.

A blessed feast of Saint Anthony to you all!

Most Pure Heart of Mary, pray for us.

Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us.

Enthroning the True and Unsurpassed Love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus In Our Homes

Today is the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Three republished reflections are offered to the readership of this site today: No One Is A Stranger to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Tender Mercies and Enthroning the Heart of True, Unsurpassed Love In Our Homes.

We are so ungrateful and so indifferent in the face of the great, tender mercies that have been showered upon us by the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, formed out of and beating as one with the Immaculate Heart of Mary. A marvelous reflection, written by Father Francois Charmot, S.J., in In Retreat With the Sacred Heart summarizes the Trinitarian nature of the love that flows out for us from the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus:

"If I did not have some knowledge of the Heart of Jesus, how little would I realize the love of the Father!

"But, looking upon the pierced Heart of the Incarnate Word, I can say with assurance: blessed be Thou, O Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who, in Him, has heaped upon us all Thy spiritual blessings!

"Before the creation of the world Thou hast chosen us in Jesus, in order that we may be holy with Him, through the love of the blessed Trinity.

"Thy Son is charity, as Thou, Father, art charity.

"He is all charity, as thou art all charity.

""The charity of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is the same, equal in Three Persons.

There are not three charities, but one singe coeternal love.

"With what love I have been loved infinitely, neither more nor less by Thee, Father, than by the Son and by Thy Holy Spirit, since before the creation of the world!

"If I believe that Jesus loves me, I believe that His Father loves me just as much, and it is Thy Word who declares to me that Thou, Father, and Thy Holy Spirit wish to dwell in me.

"All those whom the Heart of Jesus loved: His disciples, the children, the sinners, the diseased, the poor, the humble, the persecuted.

"Thou, Father, also loved them with the same love.

"The Blessed Virgin was loved no less by Thee than by Thy Son, her Son, and by Thy Spirit.

"O Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, blessed be Thou for having foreordained that we should be Thy Sons in thine only begotten Son, sons of adoption through Thy Son incarnate.

"Thou hast willed, by this gracious predestination, that the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son should make us sharers in the love of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

"For this Heart encompasses all that the charity of the Three Persons could communicate from its Fire to the Incarnate Word.

"In this Heart we possess by heritage such an effusion of the Holy Spirit, such a furnace of love, such an ocean of mercy, such an outpouring of tenderness, that it is impossible to imagine any others in some perfect creature which would be closer to infinite charity.

"That is why, O Father, we know thy love through the Heart of Jesus.

"Kind Father, kindest of Fathers, incomparably kind Father, Thou hast willed that through the pierced Heart of Thy Son, we should know the extent of Thy charity, Thy goodness, Thy paternity, Thy longanimity, Thy mercy, Thy pardon, Thine eternal remission of sin.

"And when this Heart which has so loved men–even to the shedding of all Its blood for them–finally ceased to beat, the death of Thy Son bore witness, even as the sacrifice of His Father who had delivered Him, that the love of the Three Persons for us outweighs the very life of the Man-God.

"Through the pierced Heart of Thy Son, O infinitely good Father, grant me the grace to believe implicitly in Thy love, to love Thee as a Son, as Thy Son Jesus, who abandoned Himself to Thee in the agony and on the cross in utter helplessness and total destitution, solely because Thou were His Father."(Father Francois Charmot, S.J., In Retreat With the Sacred Heart, The Newman Press, 1956, pp. 16-18.)

Today's Divine Office explains that Pope Pius IX extended the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the whole world, and that Pope Pius XI elevated its rank to a double of the first class with an octave:

"At length, in the year 1765, the Supreme Pontiff Clement XIII approved the Mass and Office in honour of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus; and Pius IX extended the feast to the universal Church. From then on the worship of the most Sacred Heart, like an overflowing river, washing away all obstacles, hath poured itself forth over all the earth, and, at the dawn of the new century, Leo XIII, having proclaimed a jubilee, decided to dedicate the whole human race to the most Sacred Heart. This consecration was actually carried out with solemn rites in all the churches of the Catholic world, and brought about a great increase of this devotion, leading not only nations but even private families to it, who in countless numbers dedicated themselves to the Divine Heart, and submitted themselves to its royal sway. Lastly, the Sovereign Pontiff Pius XI, in order that, by its solemnity, the feast might answer more fully to the greatly widespread devotion of the Christian people, raised the feast of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus to the rite of a double of the first class, with an octave; and moreover, that the violated rights of Christ, the supreme King and most loving Lord, might be repaired, and that the sins of the nations might be bewailed, he ordered that annually, on that same feast-day, there should be recited an expiatory form of prayer in all the churches of the Christian world."

A new article should appear tomorrow, Saturday, June 13, 2015, along with a republished reflection on Saint Anthony of Padua, O.F.M.

A blessed Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus to you all!

Let us never be ungrateful or indifferent to the tender mercies shown us by the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Let our own hearts fly unto these tender mercies through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Cor Iesu Sacratissimum, miserere nobis.

Cor Iesu Sacratissimum, miserere nobis.

Cor Iesu Sacratissimum, miserere nobis.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for us.

Tender Mercies

The tender mercies of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus are an inexhaustible treasure that our own hearts, stained by so many sins and our own disordered self-love and lack of meekness and humility, can fathom only faintly.

Antichrist's Church of Lies and Sins

With apologies for the long delay in completing this article as a result of a few health problems and massive car repairs (tires, brake, struts) that have placed us in quite a hole at the beginning of the month, this can be seen as the second part of the last original article, which I have titled differently in order to emphasize the truth that the counterfeit church of concilarism has not been, is not now and can never be the Catholic Church, she who is the spotless, immaculate mystical spouse of her Divine Founder, Invisible Head and Mystical Spouse.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Barnabas, pray for us.

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