Intent on Spreading the Holy Faith

Today is the Feast of Saint Henry the Emperor, my own Confirmation patron saint.

Saint Henry the Emperor was a superb exemplar of the Social Reign of Christ the King who sought to foster peace among men by promoting the missionary work of Holy Mother Church in parts of central and eastern Europe near the end of the First Millennium. He knew that Catholicism was the one and only foundation of personal and social order, seeking at all times to honor Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen. May we plead with him this day and every day to help us to see the world more clearly through the eyes of the Catholic Faith as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, He Who is the King of every man and every nation on the face of this earth without any exception whatsoever, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

There should be an original article published at some point tomorrow for those remaining as readers of this site. Given the constraints of my own time, it is hard to choose from among a variety of different items in the news from the mad word of Modernism and from the mad world of Modernity.

Suffice it to say for the moment that what I wrote in Jorge Cooks the Books three months ago now applies to the Argentine Apostate's latest interview with the nonagenarian atheist Eugenio Scalfari of La Repubblica. Bergoglio knows full well what he is doing. Although he feigns a concern for the commissars on his "Council of Eight," these interviews are very carefully calculated ways to make it impossible for any possible "fuddy duddies" in the conciliar hierarchy to eradicate any remaining vestiges of Catholicism in the structures of his false church. Bergoglio's agenda is thus defined by the following single paragraph in Pope Saint Pius X's Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907 (by the way. I am still trying to figure out how to italicize words and to provide hyperlinks in the text of these daily introductions):

"It remains for Us now to say a few words about the Modernist as reformer. From all that has preceded, it is abundantly clear how great and how eager is the passion of such men for innovation. In all Catholicism there is absolutely nothing on which it does not fasten. They wish philosophy to be reformed, especially in the ecclesiastical seminaries. They wish the scholastic philosophy to be relegated to the history of philosophy and to be classed among absolute systems, and the young men to be taught modern philosophy which alone is true and suited to the times in which we live. They desire the reform of theology: rational theology is to have modern philosophy for its foundation, and positive theology is to be founded on the history of dogma. As for history, it must be written and taught only according to their methods and modern principles. Dogmas and their evolution, they affirm, are to be harmonized with science and history. In the Catechism no dogmas are to be inserted except those that have been reformed and are within the capacity of the people. Regarding worship, they say, the number of external devotions is to be reduced, and steps must be taken to prevent their further increase, though, indeed, some of the admirers of symbolism are disposed to be more indulgent on this head. They cry out that ecclesiastical government requires to be reformed in all its branches, but especially in its disciplinary and dogmatic departments They insist that both outwardly and inwardly it must be brought into harmony with the modern conscience which now wholly tends towards democracy; a share in ecclesiastical government should therefore be given to the lower ranks of the clergy and even to the laity and authority which is too much concentrated should be decentralized The Roman Congregations and especially the index and the Holy Office, must be likewise modified The ecclesiastical authority must alter its line of conduct in the social and political world; while keeping outside political organizations it must adapt itself to them in order to penetrate them with its spirit. With regard to morals, they adopt the principle of the Americanists, that the active virtues are more important than the passive, and are to be more encouraged in practice. They ask that the clergy should return to their primitive humility and poverty, and that in their ideas and action they should admit the principles of Modernism; and there are some who, gladly listening to the teaching of their Protestant masters, would desire the suppression of the celibacy of the clergy. What is there left in the Church which is not to be reformed by them and according to their principles?" (Pascendi Dominici Gregis, No. 38)

Well, perhaps that is all that needs to be said, at least for now. I will, though, have another original article for you by tomorrow, God willing and Our Lady interceding.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.

Saint Henry the Emperor, pray for us.

Bergoglio Shows Us Hell Every Day

Well, welcome back to the original Christ or Chaos website, albeit with a slightly different, although recognizable, look on its front page and on pages created from hereon out than appeared between February 20, 2004, and January 24, 2014, when the Contribute software no longer permitted me to edit or create new pages on this site. The non-functionality of the Contribute software forced me to convert a little used site that had been created to promote a book published two years ago, and it has been on that site that articles have been appearing since January 27, 2014.

The revamped Christ or Chaos site permits readers to access articles archived on this site and those located on the temporary site that has been used for almost exactly six months. The Articles page above lists each of the articles published between January 1, 2006, and today, July 14, 2014, the Feast of Saint Bonaventure, although readers will be directed back to the temporary site for those articles published between January 27, 2014, and July 11, 2014. Those articles will be transferred over the course of time to this site on a piecemeal basis until the temporary site can be shut down entirely. Given the press of daily duties and the work to put out volume one of Conversion in Reverse in a print-on-demand format (as well as to write volumes two and three and deal with at least three other book projects), that transfer process may take a time.

The new look for this site was recommended by an enterprising reader, who worked very hard at doing everything that I wanted done, taking the time to walk this technological nincompoop through the steps of accessing and creating articles on it. There will be a learning curve, and my work is going to get somewhat easier in a few days when a new computer arrives (thanks to the generosity of two individuals who responded to a private solicitation in this regard), one that will run on Windows 7 and not the horrible Windows 8. The new look for the site has been created on "Drupal," which is similar to the Word Press that was used for the temporary home of my new articles but which I find much easier to use. I believe that readers will agree that the new look is much more reader-friendly. I thank this reader tremendously for his superb help and great patience with this "tech" ignoramus. Thank you.

Today's article?

Well, it's about Jorge Mario Bergoglio's meeting three weeks ago, on the Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, with representations of the "Global Evangelical Alliance" and this hideous apostate's expressed intention to go to a Pentecostalist "church" in Rome to apologize how the Catholic Church "oppressed" its presence in the Eternal City. Although there is a fine post on this matter at Novus Ordo Watch Wire (linked in the body of today's article), I do have a few things to say on the denial of the Catholic Faith and of the very definition of Holy Mother Church's Divine Constitution. Actually, more than a few things to say.

I may disappear for a few days until I make more headway on inserting corrections in volume one of Conversion in Reverse. However, just keep checking.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Bonaventure, pray for us.

As Advent Begins In 2016

An original commentary, "Jorge Can't Keep Track of His Own Heresies!", was posted shortly after Midnight this morning.

This is a revised Advent reflection. Another such reflection will follow shortly, and it will then be time to write my commentary on two Latin American revolutionaries, Fidel and Jorge.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Sylvester the Abbot, pray for us.

Saint Peter of Alexandria, pray for us.

This is just a brief update to inform you that I will be writing a little more regularly than has been the case in the past two months because of what turned out to be an abbreviated return to college teaching. 

Yes, I ran afoul of the thought police and the "nice" police and the "spin control" police.

Although I am not going to write about this for the moment until receiving formal notification of what is a fait accompli as my name has been flushed down the institution's Orwellian "memory hole," suffice it to say that everything that is wrong about higher non-education, including demands for complete adherence to institutional narratives under the aegis of "professional responsiblity," is even more pronounced now than at any time in the past. Secular institutions have become true "churches" that demand complete adherence to garbage "mission statements" as complete freedom is given to promote evil in the name of "diversity" while demands for "neutrality" are made of those who oppose the public promotion and glorification of that which caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross and that caused those Swords of Sorrow to be plunged through and through the Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother, namely, sin. Those who are not willing to play the role of Pontius Pilate by remaining "neutral" about matters of Faith and Morals must be shown the door.

Look, I knew the difficulties that I might encounter going back into the classroom. However, I am glad that I did so as I met some fine young students who will remain in my prayers even though I am no longer their professor. What matters is not one's physical presence in the lives of others but the prayers and sacrifices that are offered in their behalves as all is given freely and with joy to the the Throne of the Most Blessed Trinity through the Sorrowful and Imamculate Heart of Mary.

Viva Cristo Rey!

Viva La Virgen de Guadalupe!

The next article on this site should appear later today or tomorrow. Although I was totally consumed with grading midterm examinations for one set of classes last week before giving and grading final examinations in a class that ended six days ago now, I did pay attention to the madness of the now-concluded "synod," and I am glad that I was unable to write about it on a daily basis as the outcome was so predictable. Indeed, even what was thoght to be a "victory" by the "conservative" "bishops" turns out to be no "victory" at all, not that it was in the first place, of course. Trying to "save" doctrine in the counterfeit church of conciliarism is somewhat akin to seeking to "save" "doctrine," such as it is, in the Anglican sect. There is no saving a false religion, and conciliarism is just that, a false religion.

Well, that is all until the next article, which, as always, will focus on the larger picture rather than the minutiae of the daily news. Heresy is heresy, and the "Second" Vatican Council put the Sacred Deposit of Faith on the "table" for "debate," simply paving the way for what culminated in Rome three days ago now with the "beatification" of Paolo Sicko.

Gee, maybe this is a short commentary in and of itself?

Nah, I will develop this more later today.

Thanks for your patience, well, thanks to the small numbers of those who still check this site now and again for your patience, that is.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014, UPDATE--THE FEAST OF SAINT STEPHEN OF HUNGARY

Although I am consumed with other work now, work that will occupy most of my time for the next few months, at least at it appears now, I was trying to post a brief new article and to republish my reflection on the life of Saint Stephen of Hungary, Christus Rex Esto Perpetua, when I found that I was not able to save it no matter how many times I tried. As the hour is late and I need to get up before dawn, all I can is to link to the article as formatted on the orignal Christ or Chaos website.

It is also my desire to write a brief article on Jorge's soccer game for "peace" that took place yesterday. I will try to do so reasonably soon. For the moment, however, there is a good post on the madness at Novus Ordo Watch Wire. The fact that Jorge Mario Bergoglio has permitted himself to be portrayed as a cartoon figure with an Argentine cartoon figure named "Plim Plim," who teaches "values" to Argentine children, speaks volumes about the fact that he is a living and breathing cartoon figure of a 1970s Jesuit revolutionary, mouthing one ideological cliche and canard after another.

What's next, teaming up with Pepito and Jose so that the words of Hola Don Peptito, Hola Don Jose are changed to "Hola Don Pepito, Hola Don Jorge" in order to save the coffee beans of Latin America?

The whole counterfeit church of conciliarism is a cartoon filled with figures that are reminiscent of Boris Badenov, Natasha Fatale, Fearless Leader and Mister Beeg  (BIG), et al, from Rocky the Flying Squirrel and His Friends, aka The Bullwinkle Show.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Stephen of Hungary, pray for us.

Today's republished article, ," is to be found below this update.

Those of you who are familiar with my own criticisms of the false opposites of the naturalist "left" and the naturalist "right" who compose the supposedly "competing" organized crime families that are known by their undercover label, political parties, should read excerpts from a privately circulated column by Rabbi Mayer Schiller, who is a good friend of mine, offering comments on my articles now and again and even doing what the lion's share of the readers have never bothered to do, that is, to send a non-tax-deductible financial gift. The privately circulated column was published Chronicles: A Voice from Internal Exile on the Evil Party, the Stupid Party, and the Futility of Elecetions. Rabbi Schiller knows that I am praying for his conversion to the true Faith. I ask that the readers of this site, however many there are out there while I concentrate on other work these days, to pray a Rosary for this intention. He would make a great champion of the Holy Faith as he sees so many things in the world for what they are in reality, not what our minders want them to appear to be.

Also, a different friend sent me a link to a marvelous post on the Virtue of Modesty: Marylike Modesty Handbook. Those who wrote this handbook are to be commended for doing such a great service to Catholics, no matter where they may fall along the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide in this time of apostasy and betrayal.

Finally, speaking of apostasy and betrayal, I will endeavor to have part two of last Sunday's article published this coming Sunday, the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Raymond Nonnatus.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint Sabina, pray for us.

 

August 19, 2014, Update on the Feast of Saint John Eudes:

Although there is no new article today as other work takes priority for the foreseeable future (keep checking, though, for original articles), I do want to note that there is an important post to be find at Novus Ordo Watch Wire concerning the diaries of the late Monsignor Joseph Clifford Fenton, the great foe of Father John Courtney Murray, S.J,. and one of the seminary professors of the late John Joseph "Jackie Boy" Sullivan at Saint Bernard's Seminary in Rochester, New York, in the late-1930s. Monsignor Fenton's diaries are a treasure trove of first-hand observations concerning the rise and triumph of what was beyond this great theologian's wildest imagings before the "Second" Vatican Council: a counterfeit church that had come to life as a result of the appointment of Modernists and liberals as bishops after the death of Pope Saint Pius X on August 20, 2014, precisely one hundred years ago tomorrow. Please do take the time to read the handwritten notes of the late Monsignor Fenton as he saw the collapse of Catholicism right before his very eyes. This is truly a remarkable piece of history to make accessible to Catholics worldwide!

I also want to highight once again links to the print and Kindle versions of Conversion in Reverse: Hard copy: Conversion in Reverse: How the Ethos of Americanism Converted Catholics (Volume 1); new Kindle edition: Conversion in Reverse: How the Ethos of Americanism Converted Catholics. Volume one provides a summary of the rise of Christendom in the First and Second Millennia and connects the Protestant Revolution againt the Social Reign of Christ the King and the rise of all of the naturalism of Freemasonry with the founding of the United States of America. The new church that was rising before Monsignor Fenton's very eyes had important antecedent roots here in the United States if America, something that has been the subject of many articles on this site and will be detailed more fully in volume two of Conversion in Reverse.

What's this? Another Jorge interview? The one on the airplane returning to Rome? All right. All right. I will try to deal with this before the end of the week.

Saint John Eudes, whose feast is celebrated today, Tuesday, 19, 2013, helped to establish devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus some thirty years before the revelations that Our Lord gave to Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque. He also promoted devotion to the Holy Heart of Mary. His own priestly heart was such that he stressed the importance of priests to have the very Hearts of Jesus and Mary in the confessional, exhorting sinners to amend their lives, to be sure, but doing so with an understanding of the frailties of fallen human nature and the manner in which Our Lord wants His Mercy to be extended to the souls for whom He shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross. Saint John Eudes will help us to trust in the tender Mercies of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary during these times of apostasy and betrayal, especially as we pray the Holy Rosary to which he was so personally devoted.

Perhaps we can, in honor of Saint John Eudes, recite this salutation of his to Our Lady, who is meant to reign as the Queen of all men and all nations here on earth:

Hail Mary! Daughter of God the Father.

Hail Mary! Mother of God the Son.

Hail Mary! Spouse of God the Holy Ghost.

Hail Mary! Temple of the Most Blessed Trinity.

Hail Mary! Pure Lily of the Effulgent Trinity. God.

Hail Mary!! Celestial Rose of the ineffable Love of God.

Hail Mary! Virgin pure and humble, of whom the King of Heaven willed to be born and with thy milk to be nourished.

Hail Mary! Virgin of Virgins.

Hail Mary! Queen of Martyrs, whose soul a sword transfixed.

Hail Mary! Lady most blessed: Unto whom all power in Heaven and earth is given.

Hail Mary! My Queen and my Mother! My Life, my sweetness and my Hope.

Hail Mary! Mother most Amiable.

Hail Mary! Mother most Admirable.

Hail Mary! Mother of Divine Love.

Hail Mary! IMMACULATE! Conceived without sin!

Hail Mary Full of Grace. The Lord is with Thee! Blessed art Thou amongst Women and Blessed is the Fruit of Thy Womb, Jesus!

Blessed be thy Spouse, St. Joseph.

Blessed be thy Father, St. Joachim.

Blessed be thy Mother, St. Anne.

Blessed be thy Guardian, St. John.

Blessed be thy Holy Angel, St. Gabriel.

Glory be to God the Father, who chose thee.

Glory be to God the Son, who loved thee.

Glory be to God the Holy Ghost, who espoused thee.

O Glorious Virgin Mary, may all men love and praise thee.

Holy Mary, Mother of God! Pray for us and bless us, now, and at death in the Name of Jesus, thy Divine Son

 

Most Pure Heart of Mary, pray for us.

 

Saint John Eudes, pray for us.

 

 

Reconciling Enemies One Unto the Other

Forgiveness of one’s enemies is a necessity if we want to save our immortal souls. There is, as I have noted so frequently on this site, no place in the heart of a Catholic for holding or nursing grudges or wishing ill for those we believe have injured us in some way or another. We must forgive as we are forgiven in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance, and we must seek to do good to those who have injured us, recognizing that there is nothing we can suffer from others that is the equal of what one of our least Venial Sins caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death and caused His Most Blessed Mother to suffer as those Seven Swords of Sorrow were plunged through and through her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.

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