It Is Never Advisable to Die as the Former Leader of a False Religion, part two

As I am about to lose my internet connection, I am simply going to post the second part of this three part series. Part three will follow in two days, and I once again renew my requset for non-tax-deductible financial gifts. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

We Must Never Be Silent about the Holy Name of Jesus (2023)

[Update on Monday, January 2, 2023, 4:55 p.m., Central Standard Time: A thought occurred to me while I was beginning the writing of part two of It Is Never Advisable to Die as the Former Head of a False Religion, part one: Are the resignationists who never accepted the fact of Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's resignation now sedevacantists after their "pope's" death?]

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 first of three or four commentaries about the late Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI was published about fourteen hours ago after many problems with formatting and securing an online connection. In the process, though, the introduction to the commentary, which can be found immediately below this post, featured an incomplete sentence that should read as follows:

Formatting and then internet problems have caused part one of my commentary on the many ways in which the late Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI defected from the Holy Faith to be delayed until a very late (or early hour).

Holy Name of Jesus, save us.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Holy Name of Jesus, save us.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

It Is Never Advisable to Die as the Former Head of a False Religion, part one

Formatting and then internet problems have caused part one of my commentary on the many ways in which the late Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI to be delayed until a very late (or early hour).

Part two should follow in two days and the final part two days thereafter.

Although the final section of this commentary contains a brief reflection on today’s Feast of the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, a stand-alone commentary will be published later today, Monday, January 2, 2023.

It is a very good idea to pray the Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus every day during this month of January, the month of the Holy Name of Jesus.

Most Holy Name of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

The Christmas Octave Day: The Circumcision of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

A blessed New Year 2023 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. 
My commentary about the late Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI will be broken up into three or four parts, the first of which will be published in about twenty-four hours. 
Pray to Our Lady every day for the gift of final perseverance in the true Faith!

Our Lady, Mother of God, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.


The Seventh Day of Christmas: The Feast of Pope Saint Sylvester I

[Update: A few brief comments about the late Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Antipope Benedict XVI have been added to this introduction to my reflection on Pope Saint Sylvester I. A complete commentay on the late antipope will follow no later than the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.]

Unlike the late Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI or the very much alive Jorge Mario Bergoglio (or Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII, Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini/Paul VI, Albino Luciani/John Paul I, or Karol Josef Wojtyla/John Paul II), 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.

I learned of the  death of Antipope Emeritus Ratzinger/Benedict XVI upon arising on Saturday, December 31, 2022. Some of the commentaries I have read thus far that have extolled him as a "conservative" defender of Catholic doctrine are as detached from reality as those who think that Donald John Trump is a defender of a just social order despite his support for perversity.

Despite the fact, barring any private mystical revelation, the state of any soul after death is known only to God Himself,  it remains the case that the late Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI made war against the Catholic Faith throughout the entirety of seventy-one and one-half years of his priestly life, starting with the nature of dogmatic truth, which was and remains a direct attack upon the nature of God Himself. Each one of Ratziinger's heresies flowed easily from his embrace and propagation of the "new theology's" repackaging of dogmatic evolutionism courtesy of the Hegelian named Father Hans Urs von Balthsar, whom Ratzinger once praised as the most "cultured" man of the Twentieth Century. Unfortunately, being "cultured" is not the same thing as being faithful, which is a prerequisite for pesonal sanctity. 

Pray for the dead. Pray for God's mercy for all the souls of the faithful departed. Do not, however, seek to project onto a man who was under suspicion for heresy by the Holy Office in the final years of Pope Pius XII's pontificate, a Catholicism that was not there simply because he issued the trap, since snapped, that was Summorum Pontificum. Summorum Pontificum could never undo his warfare against the Holy Faith as a priest, professor, "bishop," "cardnal," or "pope," and those who look the other way at his long record of heresy simply because of Summorum Pontificum are doing the cause of truth no favor at all. 

More will follow by the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, although several of the articles listed below are about the late antipope and provide a preview of what will be in my commentary. 

Although I do not have time presently to update the long neglected donations page, suffice it to say that non-tax-deductible financial gifts would be most welcomed at this time. 

I am not as prolific as I used to be. However, I continue to do what I can as my time and physical strength permit. The following commentaries represent a small sampling of the work done in the past year:

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

No One is More "Closed-In-On-Himself" or "Self-Referential" Than Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Pray for Our Lord to Cancel Bergoglio's False Church and Its Baseless Doctrines

Mean, Ugly Schnook Bergoglio, the Great Canceller, Strikes Again!

Naturally Absurd, part seven: Naturalism Produces Demagoguery and Totalitarianism Over Time

Joseph Alois Ratzinger: Ever Impervious to the Horror of Personal Sin, Including His Own Sins of Heresy

Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part sixteen 

As Always, Pro-Aborts Are More Perfectly Committed to Evil Than So-Called “Pro-Life” Pols Are In Opposing Those Evils

Joseph Alois Ratzinger: Entirely Unashamed by His Career of Theological Crimes

Modernism’s Own Geiger Counter

More of a Mess Than We Can Comprehend

Men and their Nations Who Submit Not to Christ the King Must Always Live Under the Tyranny of the Adversary

Jorge Sure Knows How to Lower the Boom Fast When He Wants to Do So

Memorandum to Jorge Mario Bergoglio: NYET!

Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part seventeen

Religious Indifferentism and the Rise of Modern Atheism

Jorge Mario Bergoglio: The Most Ideologically Rigid Man Alive

Merchants of Murder and Mendacity, part one

Not Exactly from the Excommunication Scene in Becket

Jorge's Expendables

Merchants of Murder and Mendacity, part two

Jorge "Claps Back" at Salvatore Cordileone and Stands Up for Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi and Her Pro-Abort Ilk

A “Lesser Evil” Here, A Lesser “Evil” There, Soon One Gets Quite Comfortable with All Evil

Evade Justice in This Life, Prepare to Meet Up with Divine Justice in the Next

Georgie "The Chin" Bergoglio Strikes Again on Behalf of the Pro-Aborts

Roe v. Wade is Gone, Baby-Killing Will Continue, part one

Roe v. Wade is Gone, Baby-Killing Will Continue, part two|

Roe v. Wade is Gone, Baby-Killing Will Continue, part three

Continuing to Apologize for That Which Is Condemned in Holy Writ and by Nature Itself

Antichrist's Antipapal Agents of Anti-Catholic Teaching

Be Not Deceived: The Real Jorge Mario Bergoglio Is Not A Defender of a Faith He Does Not Hold

Big Chief Apostate Bergoglio Outdoes Himself in Canada

Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part eighteen

As Forgettable Naturalists Fight Each Other Over Forgettable Things

Jean-Claude Hollerich Wants to Listen to "The People," The Catholic Church Speaks for God

Jorge Mario Bergoglio Would Have Urged Catholics to "Dialogue" with Diocletian, part one

Jorge Mario Bergoglio Would Have Urged Catholics to "Dialogue" with Diocletian, part two

Jorge Mario Bergoglio Would Have Urged Catholics to "Dialogue" With Diocletian, part three

Rembert George Weakland: Among the Most Vicious of the Conciliar Revolutionaries

It Is Never Advisable to Die as the Leader of a False Religion

Fear Not Those Who Can Destroy the Body, Fear Not the Likes of Merrick Garland

"The Students Expect to Get About a B"

The Conciliar Revolutionaries Have Been Debating the Undebatable for Over Six Decades

The Robber Council Turns Sixty

"For Without Me You Can Do Nothing

Unable Even to Recognize That There is Nothing to Save from the Existing Ruins

Fallen Men Will Choose to be Willing Servants of Evil Absent the Social Reign of Christ the King

Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part nineteen

All Atwitter About Twitter

This is Phenomenal Even by Bergoglio’s Endless Array of Double Standards

Conciliar Disciplinary Action: Confined Almost Exclusively to "Conservative" Catholics

Giving Free Passes to the “Lesser of Two Evils” When They Promote Grave Evils

"Passing" Blasphemies Have Eternal Consequences

A blessed New Year of Our Lord 2023 to you all.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Sylvester I, pray for us.

"Passing" Blasphemies Have Eternal Consequences

Jorge Mario Bergoglio blasphemed Our Lady once again recently.

This commentary repeats some of Bergoglio's past blasphemies against the Mother of God as well as discussing how the dying "new theologian," Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, had so little regard for the doctrine effects of her Immaculate Conception as to endorse a motion picture produced by Protestants that portrayed her as sulky and rebellious teenager.  

Pray for the conversion of Antipope Emritus Ratzinger before he dies.

Pray for the removal and conversion of Antiopope Bergoglio.

Pray for the restoration of a true pope on the Throne of Saint Peter,

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Thomas a Becket, pray for us.

The Fifth Day of Christmas: Saint Thomas Becket, Martyr for Holy Mother Church's Liberties

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.

A new commentary should appear within twenty minutes of this posting.

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.

The Fourth Day of Christmas: The Holy Innocents

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.

Work continues on the next original article.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

The Holy Innocents, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist: The Pure Apostle to Whom Our Lord Entrusted the Care of Our Lady

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.

The next original article for this site could not be completed in time for posting at this time. It is my expectation for it to be completed within twenty-four hours. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

On the Second Day of Christmas: Saint Stephen the Protomartyr

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.


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