We Must Never Be Silent About the Holy Name of Jesus

Today is the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.

This brief reflection reminds readers that the heretical blasphemer named Jorge Mario Bergoglio keeps his silence about the Holy Name of Jesus when speaking before groups that might include as few as one person who rejects Our Lord’s Sacred Divinity. Such is the warped, twisted man of an apostate, a man whose long-held false beliefs expelled him from the bosom of Holy Mother Church in his youth.

The next original commentary on this site will be published in a few days as I continue my convalscence from surgery to repair four fractures of my right hip. Thank you for your patiene. 

Holy Name of Jesus, save us.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Telesphorus, pray for us.

The Fight is for the Holy Faith, Which Jorge and His Band of Heretics Do Not Possess

This is my commentary on the new set of instructions issued by the conciliar sect's so-called Congregation for Divine Worship on Jorge Mario Bergoglio's Traditionis Custodes, July 16, 2021, the Commemoration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

A slightly revised reflection on the Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ was posted about twenty minutes ago. Please scroll below. Another original composition should appear in a few days, if not a little sooner.

A blessed New Year of Our Lord 2022 to you all.

Our Lady, Mother of God, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

The Octave Day of Christmas: The Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ

A blessed New Year 2022 of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to you! 
 
This is a revised and expanded reflection for today's feast, the Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which begins the the month of January, the month of Holy Name of Jesus. This is also the first First Saturday of the New Year.
 
An original article will follow within twenty-five minutes of this posting. Thank you.

Our Lady, Mother of God, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

 

On the Feast of Pope Saint Sylvester I

Pope Saint Sylvester I did not abide heresy. He did not ent iable in the slightest. He confronted it as he sought the conversion of all non-Catholics to the true Faith. His firm defense of the Holy Faith as Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Vicar on earth must inspire us in our day to seek his intercession for the needs of the Church Militant on earth as she suffers in the catacombs as pretenders to the papal throne make their open accommodations to propositions that have been anathematized time and time again in the past by true popes and/or dogmatic councils.

The Church arose from the catacombs during the pontificate of Pope Saint Sylvester I. May his intercession for us now help to bring about a like arising from the catacombs in our own day as the falsehoods of the counterfeit church of conciliarism are wiped away once and for all.

Although so many Catholics in the world are without the Real Presence of Our Lord to adore, those who are so privileged in this time of apostasy and betrayal would be wise to end this year by spending time before Him in prayer as we pray our Rosaries in thanksgiving for the favors and graces received this year, in reparation for our sins and those of others this year, in petition for our spiritual and temporal needs and, of course, in adoration of the good God Who preserves our existence and Who wants us to show forth our love for Him by our fidelity to His teaching and our sorrow for our sins as members of His true Church.

The next original article should be ready for publication by the Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ, January 1, 2022.  

A blessed New Year of Our Lord 2022 to you all.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Sylvester I, pray for us.

Saint Thomas of Canterbury: A Martyr for the Liberties of Holy Mother Church, Not "Religious Liberty"

There was a time when there were real, honest-to-goodness Catholic Archbishops of Canterbury.

Let's see here, that would be from the time of Saint Augustine of Canterbury in 597 A.D. to the time of Reginald Cardinal Pole in 1558, a period of nearly a millennium.

The fortieth legitimate Archbishop of Canterbury is the saint whose feast we celebrate today, Saint Thomas a Becket, who was indeed a martyr for the Church's liberties. Saint Thomas a Becket asserted the rights of Christ the King as the Archbishop of Canterbury, insisting that clerics accused of civil crimes be tried in ecclesiastical, not civil, courts. This led him to clash with his onetime friend, King Henry II of the House of Plantagenet. Prefiguring another English king named Henry (this one, number The Eighth, from the House of Tudor), Henry II could not abide his former friend's resistance to his, Henry's attempt to assert royal power over the Church, leading him to uttering the words that would inspire three of his barons to murder the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas a Becket, on this date in 1170, eight hundred forty-seven years ago now. The latter Henry, the one called "The Eighth," had Saint Thomas a Becket's relics destroyed as his martyrdom was a reminder to one and all that the Church has Divine Rights superior to those of the civil state.

King Henry II had to do public penance for uttering the words that resulted in the martyrdom of Saint Thomas a Becket. His son, King John I, having been slow to learn the lessons of his public penance, was forced by his barons and noblemen in the year 1215 to sign the Magna Carta to guarantee the rights of the Church under civil law in England. This was a victory for the liberties of the Catholic Church that had been won by the blood of this great champion of the Social Reign of Christ the King, Saint Thomas a Becket, whose intercession we seek this day and every day for the restoration of the Social Reign of Christ the King in all nations, including the United States of America. Indeed, the situation we face in the United States of America today is the direct result of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King wrought by the Protestant Revolt and the rise of Judeo-Masonry.

Nations founded in the belief that men can pursue the common temporal good without subordinating themselves to the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explications who believe that they can be "good" and "virtuous" on their own powers without belief in, access to or cooperation with Sanctifying Grace--are bound to degenerate over the course of time.

Statism is the only end result of the process of decay that must occur when nations reject the simple truth that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order. And it is the statists of the present moment, enabled as they are at this time by Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his band of conciliar revolutionaries, who sacrifice the legitimate national sovereignty and national security of their own nations in order to demonstrate their "solidarity" with "bettering" the world on a "global" basis.

Another original commentary is being written. With a medical apointment with the surgeon who used all kinds of hardware to put my right hip back together again on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, and another matter to attend to today, I think that the next original commentary may not appear  until Sunday, January 2, 2022, the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. Please scroll below for a list of recent original articles.

A continued blessed Christmas and a blessed Feast of Saint Thomas a Becket to you all!

Our Lady, Mother of God, pray for us.

Saint Thomas a Becket, pray for us.

On the Feast of the Holy Innocents (2021)

Today, the Fourth Day within the Octave of Christmas, is the Feast the Holy Innocents, the children who were put to death at the orders of the jealous titular King of Judea who had been installed by the Roman occupiers to pacify resistance to their unjust occupation of the Holy Land.

King Herod the Great, whose sons Herod and Philip were no less corrupt and violent than he was, wanted to kill the Baby King Whom he thought to be a threat to his own political suzerainty, such as it was as a puppet ruler under the Roman occupiers. It meant nothing to him to wipe out so many innocent children in his quest to kill the Baby King, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Who was born in Bethlehem to save, his, Herod the Great's, own immortal soul by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross.

There have been imitators of Herod the Great throughout history who have sought to put to death the followers of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in an insane effort to wipe the Faith off of the face of this earth. The names of these imitators are legion. Their likes are to be found in our own midst today as politicians of both major organized crime families of naturalism in the United States of America, the Democrat Party and the Republican Party, believe that a just social order can be established and maintained while innocent preborn human beings are slaughtered under cover of law and while the Sovereignty of Christ the King is denied in favor of the sovereignty of men and their false, naturalistic, semi-Pelagian and anti-Incarnational ideas.

That having been noted, however, it is important to point out that the Holy Innocents are honored as saints because they died in the place of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as a political potentate drunk with his own self-importance sought to kill the Newborn Baby King with a furious rage. The slaughter of the innocent preborn today, as horrible as it is and as deserving of our attention especially by means of praying Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary and by means of sidewalk counseling, is different in that the children being killed today are not being targeted specifically in the place of Our Lord.

Unlike the speculative conclusions offered by the "International Theological Commission" of the counterfeit church of conciliarism in 2007, the Catholic Church has never held out "hope" that the souls of unbaptized infants go to Heaven, which is why the crime of the killing of the preborn is so monstrous as it kills the souls of those involved in the execution and denies the slaughtered babies the glory of the Beatific Vision. The Holy Innocents are saints because they were targeted quite specifically because of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and thus shed their blood on His account.

We need to invoke the intercession of the Holy Innocents today and every day to stop the shedding of the blood of the innocent under cover of law, praying to them especially that Catholics blinded by the allure of various naturalistic "strategies" to end the social evils of the day will be reminded of this truth stated by Pope Saint Pius X in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910:

For there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ must reign as King of men and nations, my friends. Accept no naturalistic substitutes from the "Herods" of this world and their enablers in the counterfeit church of conciliarism who reject the Social Reign of the Newborn King, Our Divine Redeemer Whom Herod the Great sought to kill.

Here are the most reccent original articles on this site in the event you have not visited for a few days or more: Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part fifteen, The Mental Illness Card: Refuge of the Bullies of Latter Day Paganismand Scuttling Apostolicae Curae? Nothing is Settled in Jorge's False Church Unless It Is "Settled" According to the Dictates of Modernism. 

Work continues on the next original article. Thank you for your patience as I continue to convalesce at home from surgery on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, to repair four fractures in my right hip.  The surgeon is pleased with the pace of the recovery. However, there are another two and one-half months of recovery ahead of me before all restrictions can be lifted. This is superb and very, very well-deserved penance. God is good! 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

The Holy Innocents, pray for us.

Scuttling Apostolicae Curae? Nothing is Settled in Jorge's False Church Unless It Is "Settled" According to the Dictates of Modernism

A so-called "dialogue group" called the "Malines Conversations," an association of Anglican and conciliar "theololgians" that has no "official" status within the concilar Vatican, is calling for the "overturning" of Pope Leo XIII's infallible declaration in Apostolicae Curae, September 15, 1887, concerning the absolute  nullity of the Anglican sect's orders.

Although the "Malines Conversations" have no direct ties to the counterfeit church of conciliarism, it is very curious that manyh so-called "unofficial" recommendations from various groups "theologians" that are not part of any conciliar dicastery do have a strange way of becoming "official" over the course of time even though it does not appear that the Argetine Apostate, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is going to make any decision about Apostolicae Curae in the near future as he is far too busy denouncing believing Catholics and eliminating their access to putative offerings of the modernized Mass of Tradition. This having been noted, however, no one should be surprised if these "recommendations" come to fruition sooner rather than later.

Another original commentary should appear in about four days. 

A continued blessed Christmas to you all.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

On the Third Day of Christmas: The Feast of Saint John the Beloved Evangelist

Saint John the Evangelist, a son of Zebedee, was the youngest of the twelve Apostles. He was a virgin, a man who offered to His Divine Master, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, pure love in a heart that was not sullied by the world, the flesh and the devil.

This youngest Apostle with the purest heart was permitted to lean on Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's chest, wherein beat His Most Sacred Heart, at the Last Supper. And it was this purity of heart possessed by Saint John the Evangelist that led him to be present at the foot of the Holy Cross and to be given the singular privilege by Our Divine Redeemer of caring for His own Most Blessed Mother until the time of her death and bodily Assumption into Heaven.

Despite what the now retired Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI contended blasphemously in his Jesus of Nazareth book concerning the "disputed" nature of the human authorship of the Fourth Gospel, Saint John the Evangelist is indeed the human author of the Fourth Gospel and of his epistles and the Book of the Apocalypse.

Saint John is the Evangelist of the Incarnation of the Word whose Gospel provides us with Scriptural proofs for the doctrine of the Eucharist and for the Sacrament of Penance. And the Charity preached by Saint John the Evangelist was no exercise in empty sentimentality. For it was Saint John himself who wrote:

"Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God. And every one that loveth him who begot, loveth him also who is born of him. In this we know that we love the children of God: when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the charity of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not heavy. " (1 John 5: 1-3.)

This reflection has been revised and expanded in several places over the years.

The next original article for this site should be published within fifteen minutes of this posting. 

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us to remain faithful to the Catholic Faith.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

The Feast of Saint Stephen the Protomartyr, December 26

The shadow of the Holy Cross hung over the cave in Bethlehem even as the shepherds who had been called by angels from the nearby fields adored the Infant King alongside the Mother of God and her Most Chaste Spouse, Saint Joseph.

Holy Mother Church directs our attention to this fact today as we focus on the truth that the Birth of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in Bethlehem on Christmas Day was to make possible our own spiritual rebirth in the Baptismal font and our birth unto eternal life at the moment of our deaths if we persist to the very end in states of Sanctifying Grace. The path to our salvation runs directly through the Holy Cross and it requires us to be willing to sacrifice riches and honors and pleasures and human respect and even our very lives to bear witness to Christ the King as He has revealed Himself to men exclusively through the Catholic Church that He founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope.

Saint Stephen the Protomartyr was willing to lay down his life as he preached the Gospel of the Divine Redeemer in an attempt to convert the Jews who were listening to him and engaging him in disputation. He exhibited the Virtue of Fortitude as he proclaimed the Gospel in the midst of insults an threats. And Saint Stephen the Protomartyr exhibited the Virtue of Charity as he prayed for his executioners, one of whom was the fire-breathing anti-Catholic zealot named Saul of Tarsus.

Saint Stephen's prayers at the time of his martyrdom and from eternity thereafter won the conversion of Saul, who became the Apostle to the Gentiles, Saint Paul the Apostle. Saint Stephen wanted to effect the conversion of his executioners. He did not seek to reaffirm them in their act of murder or to reaffirm them in the practice of Judaism. Saint Stephen did not dismiss or denigrate the gravity of their crimes. He simply did not hold those crimes against his persecutors as he prayed for their conversion.

We must pray always for those who hate us, for those who calumniate us, for those who have done us some injury in the past, for those who have rejected us for one reason or another. Praying for and forgiving those from whom we are estranged is not an option for a Catholic. It is an obligation of the interior life imposed directly by the God-Man Himself in the Sermon on the Mount.

If He forgives us so readily in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance, why are we so slow to forgive others who owe us but an infinitesimally small portion of what we owe Him for our own forgiven sins?

As the late Father John Hardon, S.J., noted in a 1996 conference in Sterling Heights, Michigan, at which I gave two presentations, "God permits us to sin so that we can forgive each other. Let me repeat myself here: God permit us to sin so that we can forgive each other."

A sinner who is contrite and thankful to God never withholds forgiveness from his fellow sinner. Saint Stephen teaches us that lesson today.

Are we going to learn it once and for all?

A continued merry and most blessed Christmas to you all.

A new article should be ready for posting by tomorrow, the Feast of Saint John the Evangelist.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Stephen the Protomartyr, pray for us.

Born on This Day to Make Possible Our Birth Unto Eternal Life as Catholics

The conception and birth of a child changes the life of his parents forever. The death of a husband or a wife ends the sacramental bond of Holy Matrimony. Neither the death of a parent or his child ends the bonds between them that were forged at the moment of the child's conception.

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