Saint Joseph, the Just and Quiet Man of the House of David

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!"

An original article, , was posted in the early evening hours last night, although it turned out to be a truncated posting that required me to import a substantial amount of missing text and then to upload the commentary again. This was an uploading problem caused by spotty internet coverage. I apologize for the confusion. However, I only found out about the problem before completing work on this revised and expanded reflection on our dear Saint Joseph.

A blessed Feast of Saint Joseph to you all! 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Yet Another Pretext for the Monsters of Modernity to Tighten Their Grip on Us All

[A very truncated version of this commentary was published early last evening. It appears that full text did not upload successfully, which required me to go back to the Word document on which the commentary was prepared to important the missing text. I am sorry for the confusion.]

Although I am very much aware that much of is presented as “news” is not that at all, the commentary that I have prepared about the tragic events in New Zealand is premised upon the realization that we live in a world of nihilistic monsters, meaning that men such as Brenton Harrison Tarrant are to be found everywhere.

Ah, but those who plan and execute schemes of mass murder are relatively few in number when compared to the systematic slaughter of the innocent preborn and everyone else after birth who are deemed to be “unfit” to live and are thus dispatched by means of vivisection under the aegis of the medical industry’s profit-making myth called “brain death,” “palliative care,” “assisted suicide” and the dehydration and starvation to death of innocent human beings who are suffering from brain trauma or are in a comatose state. These murderers make lots of money, and they do so under the cover of the civil law and with the full approval of the masses.

May God have mercy on us all.

Today, March 18, 2019, is the thirty-ninth anniversary of the death of my mother, +Mrs. Norma Florence Red Fox Droleskey, who was the adoptive daughter of Chief Red Fox, at the then named Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she had spent her adolescent years until she joined the Women’s Army Corps in 1943 at the age of twenty-two, at the age of sixty-one years, twelve days. My mother died of stomach and esophageal cancer that had been diagnosed on Friday, January 29, 1982, just six weeks before she died. Most of that time was spent at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, Texas. It is hard to believe that I am now over five years older than she was at the time of her death. How the time has flown. Prayers for the repose of her immortal soul would be very much appreciated. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Today is also the twelfth anniversary of the death of the late +Father Daniel Johnson, who was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1954 and served as the pastor of Saint Mary by the Sea Church in Huntington Beach, California, form 1979 to 2004. Father Johnson was very zealous for souls. He personally walked the boundaries of the parish three times during his quarter-century pastorate, visiting (or leaving his card with an invitation to join the Catholic Church if no one was present to answer his knock) every residence and business to encourage fallen away Catholics to the return to the Faith and to invite non-Catholics to convert. Father Johnson brought five hundred fifty-four souls into the Faith, including Mohammedans, Jews, and Mormons. Sharon herself was baptized at the hands of Father Johnson on July 31, 1999, nearly twenty months before I met her on March 11, 2001 at Saint Mary by the Sea Church as I was giving the “Living in the Shadow of the Cross” lecture program. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

It was also on this date in 2008 that Mrs. Theresa Colgan, the mother of a former student of mine from Saint Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, during the 1985-1986 academic year, died. Please pray for her immortal soul as well. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen,

There are also several birthday intentions that have been remembered in our own prayers today.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, pray for us.

Saint Patrick: Foe of the Paganism that Has Arisen Anew in the Emerald Isle

This is a substantially revised tribute to our glorious Saint Patrick, Bishop and Confessor, whose work in behalf of the conversion of the Irish clans from paganism stands in very sharp contrast to the obeisance that has been paid by the conciliar “popes” and their “bishops” to every false religion and pagan superstition imaginable. It was to wipe out paganism that Saint Patrick spent his life as a missionary to the Emerald Isle, that land of Saints and Scholars which has fallen back into paganism in no small measure because of the false doctrines and sacramental barrenness of the liturgical rites of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Saint Patrick stands ready to convert each one of us away from our own sins if only we beg his intercession to help make us saints, especially now at the beginning of the Second Week of Lent.

We are privileged to have a relic of Saint Patrick that is venerated each night before sleep. This relic was given to us most unexpectedly by a good friend of ours some years ago now.

Please be assured that we will include the intentions of each one of our readers in mind as venerate this relic of Saint Patrick this evening.

A blessed commemorated Feast of Saint Patrick to you all! 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Patrick, pray for us.

Godfried Danneels's Wretched Career of Suborning Sin Has Come to an End

[An update shortly after Midnight on Sunday, March 17, 2019, the Second Sunday of Lent and the Commemoration of Saint Patrick: A revised reflection about Saint Patrick, whose feast is downgraded to a commemoration this year as it falls on the Second Sunday of Lent, is being prepared and should be posted by early this evening. Three other commentaries, including one about the New Zealand tragedy, are being written at this time as well. Thank you for your patience.]

The title of this commentary is self-explanatory of its content. Although not a full review of the late Godfried Danneels's work of destroying Catholic Faith, Worship and Morals and of suborning sin, what is included in this commentary is enough to demonstrate that a man who was an enemy of Catholic truth during life may not have fared so well at the time of his death. May it not be this way with us.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Forget About Jorge's Anniversary! Read Pope Saint Pius X on Pope Saint Gregory the Great

[The original description of this article included a sentence that was phrased improperly because I omitted several important words, which are highlighted in bold below. Mea culpa!]

Although an effort was made to complete what is an almost entirely new reflection about the saint whose feast was celebrated yesterday, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Pope Saint Gregory the Great, before now, a lot of time was needed to sandwich my own commentary around excerpts from Pope Saint Pius X’s encyclical letter about Pope Saint Gregory the Great, Iucunda Sane, March 12, 1904.

Everything does work out within the Providence of God, and it is probably good to have this reflection published for viewing on Ember Wednesday in Lent, March 13, 2019, so that an example of only the second pope to bear the appellation as Great can be held up for the edification of Catholics on a day when a figure of Antichrist celebrates his sixth anniversary of heading the counterfeit entity that claims to be—but is not and can never be—the Catholic Church.

Yes, sure, Jorge Mario Bergoglio is referenced in several places in this commentary. However, there is no need to repeat yet again the multifarious ways in which this pestilential creature has offended God as he has spread heresies, committed acts of apostasy, spoken blasphemously against Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother and has shown himself to be an enemy of the Catholic Faith and the willing ally of all those who have long hated the Catholic Church and desire a “safe” Catholicism that dances to the tune of the pipers paid by George Soros and his comrades.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Gregory the Great, pray for us.

Culpably Blind

Well, Raymond Leo “Cardinal” Burke and Athanasius Schneider are at it again, gasping in disbelief and horror as a lay Jesuit revolutionary who fashions himself as a “theologian” proposes the use of a “bread” made from the yucca plant for the matter of what purports to be the Holy Eucharist during stagings of the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical travesty at a conference later this year in the Amazon. Burke and Schneider say that such a development would represent a “new religion.”

Gee, do ya think?

Well, what about conciliarism’s warfare on the nature of dogmatic truth?

What about conciliarism’s new ecclesiology?

What about episcopal collegiality?

What about religious liberty and separation of Church and State?

What about false ecumenism and endless acts of blasphemy and sacrilege in violation of the First, Second and Third Commandments?

What about false interpretations of Sacred Scripture?

What about the rejection of Scholasticism?

What about a liturgical service that was designed to conform what purports to be the Catholic liturgy to the Calvinist liturgy of the Lord’s supper as much as possible.

What about the heresy that the Old Covenant has not been superseded by the New and Eternal Covenant that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ instituted at the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday and ratified by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday?

What about endless “papal” apologies to the Orthodox, Protestants, Waldensians and others for the efforts made by Catholics in the past to convert them?

Gee, do ya think that conciliarism is a “new religion” that is simply manifesting its ultimate pantheistic goal of diabolical liturgies that worship the earth and presume as a given the universal salvation of every human being on the planet, Catholic and non-Catholic alike?

Men who believe themselves to be what they are not, Successors of the Apostles, have no excuse for their blindness to the truth at this late date. Such men are culpably blind.

Even absent the use of "bread" made from the yucca plant, which the conciliar Vatican says is "off the table" for the upcoming Amazon conference, a new religion has been staring us in the face for the better part of six decades. It is time to recognize this fact and to act accordingly.

May God have mercy on us all.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Frances of Rome, pray for us.

Saint John of God: Understood by God Alone

This article in honor of Saint John of God, whose feast is celebrated today, was written nine years ago now. A lot of hard work went into its completion. I believe it to be one a piece that will give great consolation to those who have not as of yet read it.

Saint John of God was little understood during his life. It was the case that even his longtime spiritual director, Saint John of Avila, who knew him fairly well, did not understand his decisions. Saint John of God suffered from all manner of slanders and even beatings in his life. He suffered slanders even up to the point of his own death. It was enough for him to be understood by God. It should be enough for us as well, especially during this time of apostasy and betrayal when so many of us are misunderstood and castigated by relatives and friends and acquaintances as being "outside of the Church" for our refusal to make any concessions to conciliarism or its false shepherds. We should be grateful that we are as misunderstood and hated and calumniated as was Saint John of God!

Work on my next original article is nearly complete. However, that will have to wait until tomorrow. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John of God, pray for us.

Saint Thomas Aquinas, Our Angelic Doctor, Pillar and Champion of the Holy Faith

This is a wholly inadequate reflection on the life and the work of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

This refection contains the late Father Peter Gallwey's description of selective Scripture citation and individual interpretation that applies perfectly to the conciliar revolutionaries, including Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

Yes, work on the next article continues. It will get done when it gets done, which I hope will be within twenty-four hours of this posting.

Finally, as we have lost the support of two donors who, between them, provided between $800-$1000 month that was used to bill regular bills, we could certainly use a few non-tax-deductible gifts at this time. One of those former donors had to attend to family needs, which must always come first, and the other has not been heard from in a while. Thank you for your consideration of this request, which is rather urgent in nature. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.

Memento Homo Quia Pulvis Es, Et in Pulverem Reverteris

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 21, 2019.

A new commentary should appear by tomorrow, March 7, 2019, the Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P.

Our Lady of Dolors, pray for us.

Saints Perpetua and Felicity, pray for us.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio: Always at the Service of the Ancient Enemies of Christ the King

The title of this article is self-explanatory.

Lent is nearly upon us. There is much for which we must make reparation, first, of course, for our own sins but also for those of the Talmudists’ best friend willing provocateur, Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.


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