An original article, , was published about forty-five minutes after Midnight this morning, Thursday, January 1, 2015, the Feast of the Circumcision of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Its description can be found below on this main page. A late-evening update dealing with the death late this afternoon of  Mario Matthew Cuomo, the father of Andrew Mark Cuomo, who is featured in part of today's original commentary, is found at the end of this update.

Two reflections, and , have been republished as well.

Finally, I want to provide the readers of this site with a link to a wonderful display of images that show some of the beauties of the Catholic Church prior to the appearance of the Great Usurper, Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII, on the balcony of the Basilica of Saint Peter on October 28, 1958, the Feast of Saints Simon and Jude. These images might help some younger people, those who have never seen the beauties of the true Catholic Faith, to realize the devastation that has been wrought by the conciliar revolution: Behold the Beauties of the Catholic Fath and the Piety and Modesty of her Children.

A blessed Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord and a happy and holy New Year of Our Lord 2015 to you all!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saint Stephen, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

The Holy Innocents, pray for us.

A late evening update:

The noted Catholic attorney Mr. James Bendell sent me an e-mail this evening that contained a link to a New York Daily News story about the death of the man whose son was the subject of part of today's original commentary. Yes, former New York Governor Mario Matthew Cuomo died at 5:15 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, in his apartment in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York, New York, just hours after his son, Andrew Mark Cuomo, was sworn in for a second term as New York's governor.

Although Cuomo was undoubtedly a man who was devoted to his family, his conception of the Catholic Faith was based on his discipleship of the theological and biological evolutionist, the late Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. He lived long enough to his own brand of supposedly "social justice Catholicism" come into its own with the "election" of Jorge Mario Bergoglio on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.  This false gospel, however, leaves no room for the innocent preborn, and Mario Matthew Cuomo was nothing if not completely demagogic in his support of the nonexisent "right" of a woman to kill her child despite his supposed "personal opposition" to baby-killing. It was always curious that Cuomo's "personally opposed to abortion but can't impose my morality" approach to abortion under cover of the civil law never prevented him from using his personal opposition to the death penalty to veto legislation restoring it in the State of New York despite widespread public support. Cuomo helped to condemn the innocent to death and sought protect the guilty from execution after the administration of the due process of law, a due process he believed that the preborn did not deserve.

Yet it is that Mario Matthew Cuomo will be buried out of a Jesuit church on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Saint Ignatius Church, and heralded with eulogies aplenty.  Cuomo was enabled in life by the likes of the late Joseph Sullivan, an auxiliary "bishop" of the Diocese of Brooklyn, and he will be heralded in death by more than a handful of conciliar clerics, possibly even by Jorge Mario Bergoglio himself by means of some communication of condolence. Possibly. 

I take back nothing of anything that I have written about the late Governor Mario Matthew Cuomo. Nothing, including the article posted earlier today. Another article, Figlio di Sfachim, was published a year ago, although it contained some material that had been featured before in Mario Pilate, Pontius Cuomo and "Lucky" Mario May Not Be So "Lucky" In The End.

It is a terrible thing to die after having support evils that cry out to Heaven for vengeance, no less doing so in a vitriotic, righteous, sanctimonious and demagogic manner.  May God have mercy on the soul of Mario Matthew Cuomo and on us all in this time when Catholics in "good standing" in the conciliar structures celebrate sin and protect it under the cover of the civil law.

 

 

Another Year to Serve Our Lord through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Every new day of our lives is an opportunity for us to start "fresh," if you will, as we give thanks to God for keeping us alive for another day to give Him honor and glory through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary as we adore Him in true offerings of the Holy Sacrifice Mass and as we petition Him for what we need, both spiritually and temporally.

Jorge's Ship of Fools

Although there will be two republished articles for this Feast of the Circumcision and the first day of the year of Our Lord 2015 later today, January 1, 2015, a new article, which was several days in the making, is being published well after Midnight.

This new article explains that whatever resistance to the promotion of Mortal Sins under cover of law and all throughout what passes for "popular culture" that was offered from time to time by conciliar "bishops" in scattered locations across the globe is a thing of the past. Jorge Mario Bergoglio is the captain of a ship of fools, men and women who believe that the horror of personal sin is not offensive in the sight of the Most Blessed Trinity, hurtful to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary or even injurious to the souls of those steeped in unrepentant Mortal Sins. It is enough, Jorge contends, for men to "do good," although those who are promoting and/or persisting in Mortal Sins are undermining the very fabric of social order and disturbing even the physical forces of the universe. Go tell that to the pantheists aboard Jorge's Ship of Fools.

A blessed Feast of the Circumcision of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to you all!

A blessed and holy New Year to the readers of Christ or Chaos.

Our Lady, Mother of God, pray for us now, and at the hour of our death.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saint Stephen the Protomartyr, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

The Holy Innocents, pray for us.

A Pope Who Was No "Puddy Tat"

Pope Saint Sylvester I did not abide heresy. He did not enable it 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.

It had been my hope to have another original article posted by today. That will have to wait until tomorrow, the Feast of the Circumsion of Our Lord. Tomorrow's article will be a commentary on Jorge's Ship of Fools, men who are concerned about "climate change" and not about the gravity of Mortal Sin and the harm that it does to souls and to the good order of men and their nations. Work on the next article has been delayed by the completion of the text for my forthcoming book on the theological closeness of the two men who are wearing white cassocks inside the walls of the Occupied Vatican on the West Bank of the Tiber River at this time. All that remains now is to design a cover and then finalize the front pages and table of contents before uploading it for publication.

A blessed New Year of Our Lord 2015 to you all.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Sylvester I, pray for us.

At the Mercy of the New Herods

The Herods of Modernity, men and women who moralize in behalf of statism as they celebrate sin in the name of "diversity" and "toleration," and the Herods of Modernism in the counterfeit church, men who moralize in behalf of heresy as they celebrate sin in the name of a false "mercy," seek to "purify" the world of "outdated" ideas and practices. Each set of Herods has its own set of prescriptions to "remedy" the "illnesses" of those who cling to a "past," of those who are said to be "cold" and "unfeeling. Each set of Herods is composed of tyrants who speak of "democracy" while seeking to demonize anyone and everyone who opposes them.

It is with this in mind, of course, that Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is playing his own very important role as the synthesis of all Modernists, a man who is never at ease unless he is scolding believing Catholics, who are already under siege by the lords of the world.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

The Holy Innocents, pray for us.

Wholly Innocent

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.

Love Unalloyed for Love Incarnate

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)

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

Although a new article is nearing completion, I will have to return to it this afternoon. Thank you for your patience.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
A continued blessed Christmas to you all.

To Forgive and To Pray

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 a 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 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 blessed Christmas to you all.

Venite Adoremus

Rejoice!

Venite Adoremus!

Our Saviour has been born for us of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Midnight in piercing cold. Venite Adoremus!

Surrounded by the host of Heavenly angels, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity Who was made Man in His Most Blessed Mother's Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, at the Annunciation nine months before is born for us this night. The long awaited Messiah comes as a helpless Infant, born in anonymity, poverty and humility. Bright radiant beams shine forth from His Holy Face, a Face that would be marred beyond all recognition by our sins as He walked on the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday to redeem us on the wood of the Holy Cross and thus make possible for us eternal life in Heaven in the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, Himself, the God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.

Those bright beams that shone forth from the Newborn Baby Jesus this morning are meant to shine forth from our own souls as we grow in the graces that He won for us on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces. There is no Holy Mass, where Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is born under the appearances of bread and wine every time a true bishop or a true priest utters the terrible words of Consecration, without this holy night. Just as Our Lord obeyed His Heavenly Father to become Man, so does He obey mere men when they, whose immortal souls have been conformed to His Priesthood and Victimhood, utter the words of Consecration over the mere elements of this earth, making Him Incarnate to feed our bodies and souls unto eternal life.

There is no regeneration of souls in the Baptismal font or in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance without this holy night.

There is no hope for mankind without this holy night.

There is, as the first Pope, Saint Peter, teaches us, no "salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given to men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4: 12.) Only Christ the King is God. None other. Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order. None other.

We gather around Our Lady, out of whose Virginal and Immaculate Womb the Newborn Babe passed as light through crystal this morning, and her Most Chaste Spouse, Good Saint Joseph, to adore Our Saviour, the very Lamb of God Who takest away the sins of the world, including yours and, most especially, mine!

May the Joyful Mysteries we continue to pray during this Octave of Christmas help us to be ever thankful for the great, incomparable gift that Our Lady gave to us this night as she brought forth her Divine Son so that He, Who stretched out His holy arms in the Crib this night, could stretch out this holy arms on the wood of the Cross to embrace all men to lift them up to the Heavenly Father in Spirit and in Truth.

On behalf of my wife Sharon and our daughter Lucy, I wish each of you a most Blessed and Joyous Christmas. This greeting is extended to all who access this site. No matter the difficulties of the present moment as false ecclesiastical officials deny the Sacred Rights of the Social Reign of Christ the King and esteem the symbols of false religions that are hideous and loathsome in His sight, the peace of Christ the King that He has entrusted to the Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother is something that a believing Catholic must will for everyone, praying fervently for all whom God's Holy Providence has placed in his path over the years, including those, of course, from whom various events have estranged us.

May each of us, united to the Merciful Heart of the Divine Redeemer that was formed out of us and is united yet to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, help us to pray for each other as we pray for the day with all Catholics will speak with one voce (una voce) and will think with but one mind, that of the Catholic Church, she who teaches the unchanging truths of the Immutable Triune God.

In addition, to the new article for this day, Christmas Day 2015, the following articles are reflections that have been written over the years. "Born to Give Birth to Us All "is a variation of a "homily" I wrote for a conciliar "bishop" twenty-six years ago and has gone through various redactions in The Wanderer, the printed pages of Christ or Chaos and on this website. "The Christ and His Mass" was written nine years ago. This article was written originally 2007. Each of the reflections repeat similar themes, which is why I decided that any effort of mine to write a new article would produce something similar to these three. None of my own poor articles, however, compares to the work of gifted authors who probe the depths of the Sacred Mysteries. Even none of the work of such gifted authors, though, captures the inexpressible joy and peace and glory of his holy night and season. That can be done only in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

I would be remiss if I closed this update without thanking the few good souls who sent us Christmas cards and non-tax-deductible financial gifts. Although the numbers of those who support the work of this site is smaller than it has ever been, we remain very grateful to all those who donated in the past and to those who continue to send us what their means permit when they are able to do so. We can only repay you with our poor prayers every day without fail.

Venite Adoremus!

A blessed Christmas to you.

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