Samaritanus Bonus: A Cover for the Soros Agenda for the Global "Reset"

As promised, here is my commentary about certain aspects of Samaritanus Bonus, which was released by the conciliar Congregation for the Destruction and Deformation of the Faith on September 22, 2020, the Feast of Saint Thomas Villanova, O.S.A.

This commentary is necessarily detailed as Samaritanus Bonus is a product of the double-minded, self-contradictory nature of Modernism that was critiqued by Pope Saint Pius X in Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907.

Work will now resume on the original writing that is necessary to complete before the publication of volume six of To Live in Light of Eternity within the coming week. I will have another original commentary on this site as time permits within the next three or four days.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Revised: Saint Francis of Assisi: From Riches to Lady Poverty

Today,Sunday, October 4, 2020, is the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of the Seraphic Saint, Saint Francis of Assisi, who was born as Giovanni di Bernardone in 1182 (some say 1181).

This revised article is a poor way to pay tribute to the follower of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who gave up earthly riches to embrace Lady Poverty, earning himself eternal riches in the process, eternal riches that helped to save the Church Militant on earth from falling down at a time of great clerical corruption. It is my hope, however, that this poor tribute to Saint Francis, a saint of profound Eucharistic piety and deep, tender devotion to the Mother of God who rejoiced in the midst of trials and sufferings and insults and even the rejection of his own father and brother, will provide some food for meditation about the glorious life of this joyful saint of prayer and penance.

The writing of my commentary on Samaritanus Bonus has been completed. As there is yet another two or three hours of formatting work to be done prior to posting it on this site and it is now past one o'clock in the morning, the commentary should appear at some point tomorrow afternoon, after which I need a few days to complete the writing of original material for volume six of To Live in Light of Eternity. Thank you.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us!

A blessed feast day to our friends to all Franciscans, including those of the Third Order.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

On the Feast of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

Marie-Frances Therese Martin was born to the holiest of parents, Louis and Zelie Martin, who endeavored to shield their children as much as possible from the influences of the world.

The sacrifices made by Louis and Zelie Martin produced five vocations to the consecrated religious life. Zelie Martin's prayers from eternity after her death assisted her husband as he raised one canonized saint and four other daughters who served Holy Mother Church as brides of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

The simplicity and love of the Little Flower teaches each of us to pursue holiness as befits redeemed creatures, seeking the things of Heaven in this life so that we may spend our Heaven doing good here on earth. Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face was raised in a family that stressed the importance of withdrawing from the world. Louis and Zelie Martin were very protective of their daughters, making sure to instill within them a firm commitment to the Virtue of Modesty.

Indeed, Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face, Marie-Frances Celine Martin, was shocked at the immodesty that had overtaken France with the Allied bombing of Normandy forced the cloistered Carmelites of the Carmel out of their cloister and into the world in June of 1944. She noted this in a letter to Mother Agnes Mary that was dated July 7, 1944:

"After fifty years of eremetical living, to find myself all of a sudden uprooted and thrown into the midst of the world, with veil raised, is a true martyrdom for a recluse like me. It seems to me as if we're in a station where everybody is crowding around and intermingling. We sleep fully clothed on benches; we take our meals in haste, standing up in the dark; we look with astonishment and grief at the feminine styles stripped of all dignity." (As quoted in Celine: Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face, Sister and Witness of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, by Father Stephane-Joseph Piat, O.F.M., p. 130.)

What would Saint Therese and Sister Genevieve say today about the feminine attire that is considered "modest" and "acceptable" in Catholic chapels all across the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide where some version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition is offered or simulated?

They would not have been approving, and that is because their holy parents taught them Catholic right from wordily wrong.

Why is this so difficult for many traditionally-minded Catholic parents to understand, accept and abide by today?

Work on the next original commentary for this site is still ongoing. Its writing is nearing a conclusion. After working until around 1:30 a.m. yesterday morning, however, I will resume work on it this afternoon and then send it out for vetting before returning to the work of finalizing a few new entries for Volume 6 of To Live in Light of Eternity.

Please continue to pray for the recovery of President and Mrs. Trump and, more importantly, to pray for the president's conversion and for Mrs. Trump's return to the true Faith.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Therese of Lisieux, pray for us!

Angel of God, My Guardian Dear: Happy Feast Day

This reflection on our Holy Guardian Angels is brief. Our devotion to and reliance upon our Guardian Angels, however, must be lifelong.

Although I have another full day of writing the final part of my commentary on Samaritanus Bonus, a project that requires great effort to illustrate the insidious nature of this document's text, I will not post it until its final draft has been sent out for vetting. This project has delayed finishing up work on Volume 6 of To Live in Light of Eternity, and I must return to that project after I am completed with the writing of the piece about Samaritanus Bonus. Thus, commentary on the Cleveland slugfest will have to wait until next week. 

Finally, let us pray to Our Lady, Health of the Sick, for the recovery of the president and the first lady from the coronavirus.

Our Lady, Queen of the Angels, pray for us.

Holy Guardian Angels, pray for us. 

Steeped in the Errors of Americanism and Conciliarism Through No Fault of Her Own

Although I can no longer stay up late hours on a regular basis, which is how I could produce upwards of thirty articles a month as late as seven years ago, there are times when I will do so, and it was to complete this commentary on Judge Amy Coney Barrett that I have done so presently.

This commentary, which is relatively short by my standards, reviews some of the attacks made against her and a defense of her written by John Yoo, the legal mind behind the use of waterboarding during the George Walker Bush administration, emphasizes that Judge Barrett would never place her Catholic Faith above her duty to the Constitution. Obviously, I provide some antidotes to such idiocy.

Additionally, the commentary discusses two cases on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in which Judge Amy Coney Barrett concurred with decisions that are troubling.  

A reflection on today’s Feast of the Dedication of the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel is archived at: On the Feast of the Dedication of the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel .

Finally, I am aware that there is some kind of colloquy, shall we say, that will take place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. I do not plan on watching this exchange between Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., and President Donald John Trump. However, I will review the transcripts later this week and have a commentary by Sunday, October 4, 2020, the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Francis of Assisi.

In the meantime, though, work continues on my commentary about Samaritanus Bonus and on the finalizing Volume 6 of To Live in Light of Eternity.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for, defend and keep us.

From 2013: Statism to the Naturalist Left, Statism to the Naturalist Right

Work is continuing on my analysis of Samartianus Bonus, which was issued by the Conciliar Congregation for the Destruction and Deformation of the Faith (CDF), but is being slowed by the fact that the document is so rife with contradictions that care must be taken to make the proper distinctions and pointing out those contradictions.

I am also writing an article about the reaction to President Donald John Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court of the United States of America. This commentary will focus on old anti-Catholic arguments from the “left” and the Americanist “duty to the Constitution first and then to one’s religion” shibboleth that has been exploded so many times before on this website. The commentary will also focus on the fact that Amy Coney Barrett is all to quick to concur in judicial decisions that support the general legal “foundations” for state-imposed lockdowns and mandatory vaccinations. Things are just never as rosy as the naturalists of the false opposite of the “right” would have us believe.

Anyhow, I came across an article from seven years ago during administration of Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro that has relevance to all that is happening at this time. Although I could rework the material into a new commentary, I think that it is good to repost it as published seven years ago to demonstrate that what is happening in the United States of America is just the continuation of a process of degermation that must occur in the anti-Incarnational civil state of Modernity.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Wenceslaus, pray for us.

Republished: We Must Do No Less Than the North American Martyrs

Today, Saturday, September 26, 2020, is the Feast of the North American Martyrs, the eight Jesuits who gave up their lives for the Holy Faith in what are now parts of Canada and upstate New York between 1642 and 1649, and the Commemoration of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian.

This brief reflection speaks volumes about the contrast between the life and martyrdom of the eight men killed between 1642 and 1649 and the conciliar "saints". Each of the North American Martyr (Isaac Jogues, Rene Goupil, Jean Lalande, Gabriel Lalemant, Noel Chabanel, Anthony Daniel, Charles Garnier, and John de Brebeuf) shed their blood to Catholicize the upper reaches of North America. They were not interested in "inculturating" the Catholic liturgy with the pagan superstitions and barbaric practices of the Iroquois. They were concerned only about attempting to convert the heathens to the true Faith and to plant the seeds for the conversion of the land in which their noble missionary work had taken them.

Can we do any less than they?

We must seek to "keep it Catholic" at all times as we seek to plant the seeds for the conversion of this nation to become the Catholic States of America.

A concise commentary on Bergoglio's Samaritanus Bonus is being written at this time. It will be published, however, after I send it out for vetting. Thank you for your patience. A commentary on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to replace the late, non-lamented Ruth Bader Ginsburg as an Associate Justice of the United States of America will follow later during the coming week as work continues on writing new text for Volum 6 of To Live in Light of Eternity.

Our Lady of the North American Martyrs, pray for us.

Saint Isaac Jogues, pray for us!

Saint Rene Goupil, S,J.,  pray for us.

Saint John Lalande, S,J., pray for us.

Saint Gabriel Lalemant, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Noel Chabanel, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Charles Garnier, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Anthony Daniel, S.J.,  pray for us.

Saint John De Brebeuf, S.J., pray for us.

Saints Cyprian and Justina, pray for us.

To Fall Into the Hands of the Living God Without Having Known Him in Life

As promised, I am offering the readers, no matter how many or how few, of this website a commentary replete with a good deal of political and legal history from the recent past in the context of the life, death, and work of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died outside of the bosom of Holy Mother Church as an unrepentant supporter of and legal apologist for every moral evil imaginable.

Work continues on Volume 6 of To Live in Light of Eternity. However, I will find time in the next four to five days to write a commentary on Bergoglio's Samaritanus Bonus, parts of which are based entirely the anti-life Soros regime of "palliative care" that is discussed at length in Life, Death, and Truth: Under Attack by Medicine and Law, and, of course, to offer a brief commentary thereafer on whichever woman President Donald John Trump nominates to replace Ginsburg on the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Finally, please see  for a reflection on today's double major feast. The reflection is included in To Live in Light of Eternity, Volume 5.

Our Lady of Ransom, pray for us.

Pope Saint Linus, pray for us.

Saint Thecla, pray for us.

Republished: Saint Matthew the Apostle: From Caesar's Collector of Tribute to God's Collector of Souls

Today is the Feast of Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist.

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ called Levi from his duties as a collector of tribute for Caesar to follow Him. Levi quit his position as a tax collector to become a collector of souls for God and His true Church. Saint Matthew wrote His Gospel to convince his fellow Jews to accept Our Lord as the Divine Redeemer and to convert to the true Faith, Catholicism.

This is quite a contrast with the work of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who esteems Talmudic Judaism as an instrument of "justice" although it denies the Sacred Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ and wages warfare upon those who seek to restore the Social Reign of Christ the King, to say nothing of the fact that many of its rabbis,including his pal Abraham Skorka, support abortion and perversity under cover of the civil law. Quite a difference. It's the difference between fidelity and apostasy, between Catholicism and conciliarism.

My review of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg's "legacy" of enshrining moral evil under the cover of the civil law is in the process of being written. Substantial progress was made yesterday, Sunday,  September 20, 2020, the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Eustace, and it is my hope to do most of the remaining writing on it that I need to complete, although I might need until Tuesday afternoon to post the article. Thank you.


Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Matthew the Apostle, pray for us.

A Few Words About Saint Eustace and His Family

This is a brief reflection on the martyrdom of Saint Eustace and Companions (his wife and two sons), a feast that is commemorated today, Sunday, September 20, 2020, the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Unlike the conciliar revolutionaries, Saint Eustace and his family refused to offer even one grain of incense to the idols and preferred death rather than to compromise on any point of their abiding Faith in Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The martyrdom of Saint Eustace should provide us with inspiration in these trying times, especially since Saint Eustace had been involuntarily separated from his wife and sons for some time prior to their joint martyrdom, which made possible their entry into Heaven together.

Finally, as I have been spending much time working on adding a few new reflections on various liturgical feasts to be included in volume six of To Live in Light of Eternity, I have not had time to write a commentary on the death of a woman who spent twenty-seven wretched years as promoter of one abject moral evil after another in her capacity as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Although I will take some time to do so today, Sunday, September 20, 2020, I think that the following excerpt from Saint Ambrose’s commentary on the Gospel passage read at Holy Mass for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost provides a brief summary of Mrs. Ginsburg’s fate upon her Particular Judgment:

But in all fairness, having thus spoken concerning widows, let us betake ourselves again among the married, and join with them in entertaining the opinion which is held by so many, that there are only three classes of men who are shut out from the great supper named in the gospel, which three classes are Heathens, Jews, and Heretics. And therefore it is that the Apostle warneth us that we "walk not as other Gentiles walk," in malice and bitterness, and uncleanness, and covetousness, and so have no entry into the kingdom of Christ, since "no unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God." Eph. iv. 17, v. 5. (As found in Matins, The Divine Office: Saint Ambrose, Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost.)

Enough said until my commentary is written and posted.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Eustace and Companions, pray for us.


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