On The Feast of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal: In Ways That Baffle The Minds of Modern Men

Although not on the General Roman Calendar, today, Monday, November 27, 2017, 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 reflection was written in 2010 and published in two parts. It was two years ago now that it was combined into one part and revised slightly in a few places.

An original article will be published shortly after this republished reflection.

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, pray for us.

Saint Catherine Laboure, pray for us.

Unlike The Conciliar "Popes," Moses Did Not Make "Nice Nice" With Idolaters

The "time stamp" for today's new article bears the date of November 23, 2017, but the commentary is being posted early on the morning of the Feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Work on the article began two days ago. However, a few nagging health probems--and the unexpected failure of our minivan's transmission to do anything other than grinding souls (which is requiring me to raise funds privately)--did not permit me to complete the article until shorty after Midnight this morning, November 25, 2017.

The title of this new article is pretty self-explanatory.

As the hour has gotten much later than I would like and am need of sleep, I want to inform two correspondents who extended greetings on my sixty-sixth birthday yesterday that I will reply to them later today. A follow-up article of sorts to this present commentary should appear tomorrow, the Twenty-fifth and Final Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Peter of Alexandria and, in some places, Saint Leonard of Port Maurice.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, pray for us.

Republished: Pope Saint Clement I: Model of Catholic "Rigidity"

Although I am writing a new article, a little delay was caused when our dilipidating 2008 Chrysler Town and Country minivan's transmission died after 200,000 miles of use. This what the ancients would call a problem. I call it penance. All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we love you. ave souls.

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.

On the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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.

An original article should appear tomorrow, the Feast of Saint Cecilia, as I work on two different book projects and prepare for more medical tests on the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.

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

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

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.


Take Devotion to Saint Philomena Seriously

This is the sequel to "Take Chest Pain Seriously." 

A republished reflection on Saint Elizabeth of Hungary can be found by scrolling below.

Thank you for your prayers, which I ask you to continue so that the results of gastrointestinal tests may be as good as those of the heart catheterization on Thursday, November 16, 2017, the Feast of Saint Gertrude the Great.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pontianus, pray for us,

Saint Philomena, pray for us.

Republished: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary: Suffering at the Hands of Her Own Family

This is a republished reflection on the suffering endured by the very first member of the Third Order of Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, who suffered much at the hands of her family members and even at the hands of the poor whose welfare she provided so generously when her husband, Louis, was the Landgrieve of Thuringia.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pontianus, pray for us.

Take Chest Pain Seriously

The title of this brief commentary is self-explanatory.

At the insistence of my cardiologist, the heart catheterization has been moved up to tomorrow, the Feast of Saint Gertrude the Great, and the colonoscopy postponed until I recover the heart catheterization. I know that the catheterization is a very serious procedure that will involve a good deal of pain and some time for recovery. It is with this in mind that I ask readers to understand that work on this site, which has been more or less in abeyance for the lsat few weeks, may come to a halt for a while.

All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you. Save souls!

Thank you for your prayers.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Albert the Great, pray for us.

Saint Jospaphat Kuncewicz Laid Down His Life To Do What Conciliarism Forbids

As my week is consumed with medical examinations, the best that I am able to do for you today is to rework some older material to contrast the heroic martydom of Saint Josephat, who was killed by the Orthodox in revenge for his having converted the son of a prince, with the absolute prohbition of his holy work by the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

I am working on another article that I hope to complete upon my return home tonight.

Thank you for your continued prayers.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Jospahat, pray for us.

Nota Bene, Blase Cupich: Believing Catholics Prefer Death to Apostasy

[Late November 12, 2017, Update: Saving the details for another time as I am rather exhausted at the moment, I received word on Friday, November 10, 2017, the Feast of Saint Andrew Avellino and the Commemoration of Saints Respicious, Tryphon and Nympha, about the results of the echocardiogram and the chemically-induced nuclear stress test that I had taken a week earlier. Scarring on the back of my heart was discovered, meaning that, as the nurse who called me with the results said, an "event" had occurred at some point. Such an "event," about which I received no notification from Google on the "upcoming events" update, was what is called in layman's terms a "silent heart attack." A heart catheterization will take place on Monday November 27, 2017, the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, and there are additional tests in the coming week. It is a great blessing to know that one's Particular Judgment may come upon one more suddenly than not, and this will be the theme of my next commentary, which has been begun but is not yet ready to be posted.

[In the meantime, I beg the prayers who still access this site and, of course, renew my request for non-tax-deductible financial gift while, at the same time, thanking those who sent donations in the past week. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. San Diego of Alcala, pray for us.]

Mr. Blase Cupich, the uber-Modernist who is the conciliar "archbishop" of Chicago, Illionis, explained in an address last month that Catholics had to let go of their "cherished beliefs."

Medical appointments notwithstanding, time was made to dispatch Cupich's sophisms that are repugnant to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, condemned solemly by the authority of Holy Mother Church and harmful the eternal and temporal good of souls.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.


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