On the Feast of Saint Joseph (2020)

[March 20, 2020, Update: Further information about the Rosary Novena that was announced below late last night can be found by scrolling down.]

Our access to the internet was restored less than twenty-four hours ago after an absence of seven days. This was most inconvenient but was completely out of my own control. I had to spend many hours trying to deal with the problem, which required me to drive over seventy-five miles to a Verizon Wireless corporate store to get matters resolved.

However, it was also within the Providence of God. 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 in Heaven. 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! 

Finally, a person who is acquainted with the work of this site has asked me to post an announcement concerning a fifty-four-day Rosary Novena for the following intentions:

  1. The abolition of the Novus Ordo liturgical service.
  2. The restoration of a true pope on the Throne of Saint Peter.

The person who had the inspiration for this Rosary Novena last month has requested this notification to be posted on the Feast of Saint Joseph. The Rosary Novena itself is to begin on the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and ends on the Sunday during the Octave of the Ascension of Our Lord, May 17, 2020.

Here is an explanation of this Rosary Novena's origin as provided in a third person narrative by the person who brought this to my attention:

The inspiration for the Rosary Novena came from a dream the person had, over a month ago, of being in the magnificent Benedictine Monastery of Ettal in Bavaria. The person had never been there before, but it was full of people, singing in English about “the fruit of the revolution.”

The dream was so horrifying that the person decided to start a Rosary Novena for the abolition of the Novus Ordo and the restoration of a true pope and extend an invitation to as many people as possible to join in the novena.

The person prays regular Rosary Novenas and selects the end date first. The end date of the next one had already been selected as May 17th, which automatically made March 25th the start date.


After reading a book on the power of St. Joseph's intercession, the person also decided to launch the invitation on his Feast day, March 19th. This year's feast of St. Joseph happened to coincide with the Lenten commemoration of Sts. Cosmas & Damian as well.

I believe that it can be inferred that the Novena's stated intentions of the abolition of the Novus Ordo include the end of the false conciliar religion whose false doctrines are enshrined in the Novus Ordo liturgical abomination propagated by the conciliar "popes" and their underlings with revolutionary abandon. The problem that we face, of course, is caused by a false church, which will be overturned when a true pope is restored on the Throne of Saint Peter.

Please send this announcement to as many people as possible.

Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Fifty-Four Day Rosary Novena Flyer

Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus

Update on March 16, 2020: My internet sevice has been down for four days and won't be restored until late Wednesday. This means that I must peck out this update on my phone and that my follow-up commentary on the cornovirus may not be posted until Sunday. For the moment, though, let me note that this madness is of the sort that will bring Antichrist to power as the lemmings surrender legitimate freedoms to today's Caesars and Caeasrettes, who will never restore what is considered "normal." Pray the Rosary and wear a blessed Miraculous Medal. As long I have much work to do on book project, I am deferring completion of the second part of “Naturally Absurd” as I will need at least five full days of writing to finish work. That long article may not appear for a few weeks.

In the meantime, however, I have written a brief reflection on the coronavirus outbreak that has thrown many people into states of fear, if not panic. This commentary has been revised and substantially expanded in several places since its original posting.

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, pray for us.

The Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebaste pray for us.

In Defense of Pope Pius XII's Wartime Record

Jorge Mario Bergoglio has a knack for keeping from proceeding of various writing projects even though I am really unable to keep up with all that he is doing as (a) I have little interest in doing so and (b) I have decided most of the next few years, if Our Lord grants them to me, that is, to work on book projects that have been postponed for far too long.

This is the case at present as the conciliar Vatican’s recent opening of Pope Pius XII’s secret wartime archives has prompted the usual spate of articles from secular sources repeating the scurrilous and damnable lie that Pope Pius XII did nothing against Adolf Hitler during World War II when even The New York Times praised him editorially on December 25, 1941, for his opposition to Hitlerism:

The voice of Pius XII is a lonely voice in the silence and darkness enveloping Europe this Christmas. The Pope reiterates what he has said before. In general, he repeats, although with greater definiteness, the five-point plan for peace which he first enunciated in his Christmas message after the war broke out in 1939. His program agrees in fundamentals with the Roosevelt-Churchill eight-point declaration. It calls for respect for treaties and the end of the possibility of aggression, equal treatment for minorities, freedom from religious persecution. It goes farther than the Atlantic Charter in advocating an end of all national monopolies of economic wealth, and so far as the eight points, which demands complete disarmament for Germany pending some future limitation of arms for all nations.

The Pontiff emphasized principles of international morality with which most men of good-will agree. He uttered the ideas a spiritual leader would be expected to express in time of war. Yet his words sound strange and bold in the Europe of today, and we comprehend the complete submergence and enslavement of great nations, the very sources of our civilization, as we realize that he is about the only ruler left on the Continent of Europe who dares to raise his voice at all. The last tiny islands of neutrality are so hemmed in and overshadowed by war and fear that no one but the Pope is still able to speak aloud in the name of the Prince of Peace. This is indeed a measure of the "moral devastation" he describes as the accompaniment of physical ruin and inconceivable human suffering.

In calling for a "real new order" based on "liberty, justice and love," to be attained only by a "return to social and international principles capable of creating a barrier against the abuse of liberty and the abuse of power," the Pope put himself squarely against Hitlerism. Recognizing that there is no road open to agreement between belligerents "whose reciprocal war aims and programs seem to be irreconcilable," he left no doubt that the Nazi aims are also irreconcilable with his own conception of a Christian peace. "The new order which must arise out of this war," he asserted, "must be based on principles." And that implies only one end to the war. (The New York Times, December 25, 1941.)

The Talmudists are superb propagandists. Their falsehoods were invented in spite of all the contemporary evidence that existed during Pope Pius XII’s lifetime and the testimonials of Jews, including Rabi Israel Zolli, who converted to the true Faith and was baptized personally by Pope Pius XII and honoring him by taking as his baptismal name Eugenio Maria Zolli, and even the future Prime Minister of the Zionist State of Israel, Golda Meir.

The  evidence is clear, and this latest circus, coming as it does during the holy season of Lent, is a terrible distraction from the truths known publicly already. Time will tell whether the “scholars” are honest or will simply cherry pick what they want to make a “special pleading” case in behalf of falsehoods that should never have arisen in the first place.

Tomorrow, Friday, March 6, 2020, the Feast of Saints Perpetua and Felicity and Ember Friday in Lent, would have been the ninety-ninth birthday of my late mother, Norma Florence Red Fox Droleskey, who was born on March 6, 1921, as Maxine Coomer to an unwed mother, Ruth Coomer, at a foundling hospital in Kanas City, Missouri. (She was adopted by a vaudevillian performer who claimed to be a Sioux Indian Chieftain--see Guest Column: Chief Red Fox, by George Farias--some months later along with her twin brother, Max Coomer, who was renamed Louis Red Fox in honor of "The Chief's" brother, Louis Humes, and later died in infancy. My mother herself was renamed as Norma Florence Red Fox in honor of my adoptive grandather's only siser, Norma Irene Humes. Please pray for the soul of my late mother, who died of stomach and esophageal cancer on March 18, 1982, in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, the First Friday of the month of March, the month of Saint Joseph.)

Remember also that  To Live in Light of Eternity, Volume 2, has been published. Please see the menu link above for ordering information.

Our  Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saints Perpetua and Felicity, pray for us.


Although I have been wanting to complete “Naturally Absurd, part two” for the past week or so, time has been spent formatting and then publishing volume two of To Live in Light of Eternity.

To Live in Light of Eternity, Volume 2, provides reflections from Septuagesima Sunday through Pentecost Sunday that have been published on this website and revised over the years. It has been published in a bookshelf friendly 6x9 format after having negotiated Kindle Direct Publishing tutorial for creating “section breaks” that make distinctions between the reflections. The book consists of 785 pages.

As has been noted in the past three months since the original printing of volume one by Refuge of Sinners Publishing, Incorporated, that I distributed on my own, it is my intention to provide a permanent printed record of many of the large number of articles, some of which were written originally in the 1990s, that have been published on this site in the past sixteen years. It is my belief that the time is coming, sooner rather later, where sites such as this one will be banished by the thought police.

The current series of spiritual and liturgical feast day reflections will thus continue to occupy the bulk of my time in the remaining months of this year to complete, although the next book project is the long overdue task of publishing my doctoral dissertation, which was approved on May 20, 1977, in a popularized version as it deals with a very interesting subject and involved a massive amount of research and interviewing of New York State officials, local mayors, state legislators, Federal officials, journalists and lobbyists.

Additionally, time will be spent publishing some of the articles on this site in a topical format under two different series titles, “Restoring Christ as the King of All Nations” (the first volume was published in 2005) and under the name of this website with subtitles such as “The Ratzinger Files,” “The Bergoglio Files,” “The Cultural Abyss” and, among others, “The Adversary’s Global Takeover of the Healthcare Industry.” Each of these subtitles will require several volumes a piece, and this is to say nothing about having to revise and update G.I.R.M. Warfare, which was published originally in 2004 and revised in 2005. In other words, there is much work to do in the coming years.

Yes, I will still write for the site when time permits, and I will do so after the posting of this notice before working on the finalization of the dissertation project for publication and then working on volume three of this current series.

Please click here to purchase To Live in Light of Eternity, Volume 2, in a Kindle digital format for $9.99.

Please click here to purchase To Live in Light of Eternity, Volume 2, in a print format for $24.00.

Thank you for your consideration.

In Christo Rege et Maria Regina,

Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D.



Memento Homo, Quia Pulvis Es, Et in Pulverem Reverteris

[Several readers wrote to me to correct two typographical errors in the title of this reflection. One error was to type "homa" when I meant to "type" as I did last year, and the second error was to omit the Latin word "es" after "pulvis." Lenten humiliation has begun! I just did not see the errors until they were pointed out to me, presuming that everything was fine. Perhaps I should go on my own site more perfectly. Better yet, perhaps I should make a Lenten resolution to be a better proofreader! My apologies for the two errors.]

Our annual Lenten journey into the desert has commenced anew. Deo gratias!

This is the time of penance. This is the time to withdraw from the world. This is the time to be earnest about relying upon the ineffable graces that were won for us by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, during His Passion and Death and that flow into our sous through the loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.

This period of six weeks, four days until Easter Sunday (six weeks, three and one-half days until the Easter Vigil) is nearly one-ninth of an entire calendar year. May we beg Our Lady to help us make the best Lent of our lives as we do not know if it will be our last. Indeed, we do not know whether we will live to see Easter Sunday in this life on Sunday, April 12, 2020.

Naturally Absurd, part two, should appear by the First Sunday of Lent, March 1, 2020, or Monday, March 2, 2020, as I am in the process of editing To Live in Light in Eternity,  Volume 2. Please seeTo Live in Light of Eternity for ordering information about volume one.

Our Lady of Dolors, pray for us.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz Feels the "Burn," Bernie

It was almost immediately after I had posted Naturally Absurd, part one which underwent some minor editorial revisions on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, the Feast of Saint Matthias, that I learned about the interview that Bernard John Sanders had posted on the Sunday, February 23, 2020, edition of 60 Minutes.

Although the hour was late and this current commentary had to wait until after our family Rosary and night prayers, the season of penance is nearly upon us, and I decided to forge ahead with this “rapid response” to Sanders’ remarks about the mass murdering Communist dictator  and Catholic apostate named Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Matthias, pray for us.

Naturally Absurd, part one

Although very late in the day on Quinqugesima Sunday, I am able to present to you part one of “Naturally Absurd,” which, according to my Word text indicator, runs about forty pages, although I did do some editing of the text once I had pasted into the Drupal platform on which site has existed for five and one-half years after the Adobe Acrobat platform became unworkable.

Part one of this commentary offers some commentaries on the nefarious no-goodniks who are seeking the presidential nomination of the organized crime family of the false opposite of the naturalist “left.” Its text is filled with lots and lots of facts. However, the principal purpose of this commentary and the one that will follow it by the end of this coming week is to help the few remaining readers of this website not to be agitated in the midst of the current election cycle and thus to be blinded to the supernatural realities that we are only witnessing the logical devolution of a system founded on premises that left no place for Christ the King and His true Church in its official public life and operation.

False premises lead to bad results.



Naturalism engenders more naturalism, and the failure of one type of naturalism to stop the evils and/or to remedy the “flaws” of another type of naturalism results in the triumph of totalitarian statism, which is being championed by the atheist Jew from Vermont by way of Brooklyn, New York, Bernard John Sanders, not that those who oppose Sanders are that much different.

The way out?

Our Lady’s Most Holy Rosary.

Our Lady’s Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel.

Our Lady’s Miraculous Medal.

Total Consecration to Our Lord through the Sorrowful  and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Vivat Christus Rex!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Peter Damian, pray for us.

Saint Matthias, pray for us.

Jorge's Querida Amazonia: Another Modernist Primer

Time that had been blocked out to write my final lengthy commentary on the sideshows of naturalism for a few months had to be used in the past three days to produce this lengthy monograph that highlights a few of the themes contained in Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s latest Modernist primer, Querida Amazonia.

The next original commentary on this site might not be posted until Saturday, February 22, 2020, the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter in Antioch. However, the work on it that was suspended to produce the current commentary will commence later today.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Jorge and His Fiends Accept Fables and Myths While Disparaging Cathollic Truths

The late Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr., related an anecdote about his lifelong friend, Lawrence Peter Berra, with whom he had grown up in The Hill section of St. Louis, Missouri, when he, Garagiola, appeared on The Jack Paar Show on Friday, October 2, 1964, on the National Broadcasting Company television network. The Jack Paar Progam was a weekly interview program that aired on Friday nights from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

On the Feast of the Apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes

Today is the one hundred sixty-second 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 commentary that has nothing to do with the longer one that will not be ready for publication until a week form today will be posted in a short while after this republished reflection. 

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernardette Soubiros, pray for us.


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