"Give Us Caiphas!" "Give Us Caiphas!"

The conciliar “bishops” of the United States of America have been in the vanguard of following the lead of the “Second” Vatican Council and of the “popes” who have been faithful to its false agenda of appeasing the Talmudic claimants of the dead, superseded religion that is Judaism.

This commentary explains how a recent “pastoral note” about the Passion according to Saint John the Evangelist, which, yes, is read or sung in Novus Ordo churches on Good Friday, must not be interpreted in a way that connote that the Jewish people or religion have been rejected or that all Jews bear the guilt of Our Lord’s Crucifixion.

Efforts have been made to make the necessary distinctions on a matter that has become “controversial” even though the Catholic Church has made it plain that Judaism lost its status as the true religion when Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ took His last breath on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday. The earth shook, darkness covered the world, the curtain in the temple was torn in two from top to bottom, signifying the public ratification of the New and Eternal Testament that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ had instituted at the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, thereby ending the Levitical priesthood of heredity and replacing it with His own priesthood with a dignity far exceeding that of the Old Dispensation.

A blessed Palm Sunday to you all.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel (whose feast is impeded this year), pray for us.

A Holy Week Reflection: From Eden to Palm Sunday (2024)

Today, Sunday, March 24, 2024, is Palm Sunday. I do not know about you, but this Lent seems to have flown by very rapidly.

We have now entered into the most solemn week of the year as we withdraw more and more from the world and its false allurements to unite ourselves as never before with the events of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’s Passion and Death prior to experiencing the glory of His Resurrection following the Mass on Holy Saturday, March 30, 2024, and on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024, thus beginning a marvelous celebration of the Octave of Easter and the Easter season.

We need Our Lady’s help to keep and to intensify our Lenten penances this week. May our reliance upon the Most Sorrowful Mysteries of her Holy Rosary aid us in understanding what our sins did to her Divine Son and to her and how grateful we must be for being the unmerited beneficiaries of the Mercy won for us on the wood of the Holy Cross and for being given from that Cross so great and wonderful and perfect a mother as she, Our Blessed Mother, is to us by Our Divine Redeemer Himself.

"From Eden to Palm Sunday" is a substantial revision of a reflection that I wrote for the printed pages of Christ or Chaos in 1997. Given the vastness of the subject, this reflection is pitifully, woefully inadequate. The revised article is really a condensed version of what was gone into in greater detail in the Living in the Shadow of the Cross lecture program. About half of the lecture program dealt with material condensed in the current article. Obviously, Holy Week is not a time to watch this lecture program! However, it is there for those who are interested at some point during the months that follow.

To greet Christ the King this Palm Sunday and every day of our lives, we must not let anything get in the way of letting Him treat us according to the tender mercies of His Most Sacred Heart, remembering that nothing anyone does to us, says about us or causes us to suffer is the equal of what one of our least Venial Sins caused Him to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His fearful Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross and that caused those Swords of Sorrow to be pierced through and through the Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother.

Our fervor during this week of weeks must be genuine, and we must beg Our Lady, especially by meditating upon the Sorrowful Mysteries of her Most Holy Rosary, to help us persist in this fervor moment by moment, day by day, week in and week out, month after month, year after year until the time when we meet Christ the King, Our Crucified and Risen Saviour, at the moment of our Particular Judgment.

A new commentary will be posted within ten minutes after this republished reflection. I will do everything possible to have another new commentary published in around twenty-seven hours. Thank you.

I once again ask readers to make a non-tax-deductible financial gift if at all possible.

A blessed Palm Sunday and a blessed Holy Week to you all.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel (whose feast is impeded by Palm Sunday this year), pray for us.

On the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Passiontide (2024

Just unfathomable
Only a handful of genuine mystics and truly gifted spiritual masters have been able to comprehend the unfathomable mysteries of grief that overwhelmed the fairest creature of our race, Our Lady, as those Seven Swords of Sorrow were plunged through and through her Immaculate Heart. We sin so casually, so thoughtlessly, so repeatedly, rarely giving a moment’s worth of a meditation to how our least Venial Sins caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer unspeakable horrors during His Passion and Death, horrors that penetrated the Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother as she, conceived without any stain of Original or Actual Sin, suffered in a perfect communion of Hearts with Him. It cannot be that way with us from this day forward.
We are on the cusp of Holy Week, ending now the first week in Passiontide, Passion Week. We must enter deep into the mysteries of our salvation, which was wrought for us by the perfect obedience of the Word made Flesh in Our Lady’s Virginal and Immaculate Womb to the Will of His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Father. We must quit our sins once and for all, recognizing how they caused the God-Man and His Most Blessed Mother to suffer, how they wound our own souls, which have been purchased by the shedding of every single drop of the Divine Redeemer’s Most Precious Blood, and how they have brought great sorrow into the Heart out of which was formed Our Redeemer’s Most Sacred Heart.
No more sin.
No more joking about sin.
No more dismissiveness about the gravity of sin.
We must repent and amend our lives as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lady brought forth her Divine Son painlessly and miraculously. She brought us forth in great pain as the adopted children of the Living God as she stood so valiantly by the foot of the Cross on Good Friday. She stands by the foot of her Divine Son’s Most Holy Cross in every true offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by a true bishop or a true priest. We must stand by her each day at Holy Mass as we make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world with every beat of our hearts, making sure as well to pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.
As a courtesy to Catholics worldwide, the entire text of The Servite Manual: BEHOLD THY MOTHER: A Collection of Devotions Chiefly in Honor of OUR LADY OF SORROWS has been placed online at the website of Saint Augustine Chapel (Carrollton, Virginia): The Servite Manual: BEHOLD THY MOTHER. Devotions in honor of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary run from pages 169-234.
Part twenty-two of "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus" will be published tomorrow, Saturday of Passion Week, April 1, 2023. My work on it is nearly complete. However, I still need to write my conclusion, review the text for content and (cough, cough) typrographical errors before beginning the tedious process of formatting it for posting on this site. Thank you for your patience.
Finally, the unprecedented, unjuet, and poltically-motivated indictment of former President Donald John Trump by a Soros-backed district attorney who dismisses or downgrades charges against recidivist violent criminals in the name of "social justice" is, not matter its newsworthiness, meant by the adversary to agitate people during this holy time of Passiontide. Our time is not to spent wasting a single moment on the former president's arraignment, possibly as early as next week, Holy Week, the very week of weeks in our liturgical year, but on the sacred mysteries of our Redemption and how our sins caused the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity made Man in His Most Blessed Mother's Virginal and Immaculate Womb to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross and that caused Our Lady to suffer in perfect communion with Him.
A blessed Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all!
The next original article for this site is nearing completion.
Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.
Saint Isidore the Farmer, pray for us.
Saint Catherine of Genoa, pray for us.

On the Feast of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the Founder of Western Monasticism

This reflection contrasts the work of Saint Benedict of Nursia with that of the two most recent conciliar “popes.”

Much time is spent in this reflection giving attentionto Bergoglio’s denial of the commission that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ gave to the Eleven on Ascension Thursday to convert all men to the true Faith. Saint Benedict of Nursia, the father of western Monasticism and thus of Europe itself, had an intolerance for such teaching. So should we.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. 

Saint Benedict of Nursia, pray for us.

The Sacrament of Confirmation: To Be Foot Soldiers in the Army of Christ, Now and Forever

This is a brief republished reflection on the Sacrament of Confirmation sixty-three years to the day after I received it at the hands of the late Bishop Walter P. Kellenberg, the founding bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York.

Another original article should appear by the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Passiontide or, at the very latest, by Saturday of Passion Week. 

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Saint Benedict of Nursia, pray for us.

Saint Isidore the Farmer, pray for us.

Saint Maria de la Cabeza, pray for us.

Another Memorandum to Clueless Don from Queens: Catholics Do Not Compromise on Truth

Former President Donald John Trump has pontificated once again on the “necessity” of Republican candidates make “exceptions” to the binding precepts of the Fifth Commandment.

This commentary is short rejoinder.

Speaking of pontificating, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has once again condemned those who did not get jabbed with the abortion-tainted “vaccine,” and he has always condemned those who still criticize the coronavirus vaccines. ‘

As much as “Pope Francis” despises Donald John Trump, he is as one with him on this  matter, something that I will discuss in another “brief” commentary upon which I shall commence writing later today, Wednesday of Passion Week.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Three Sermons by Father Francis X. Weninger, S.J., on the Feast of Saint Joseph

In addition to my own republished reflection for this Feast of Saint Joseph (which is also the Commemoration of Tuesday in Passion Week), I am offering the readers of this site three sermons on this feast that were given by Father Francis X. Weninger, S. J., in the 1870s. 

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

On the Feast of the Just and Quiet Man of the House of David: Saint Joseph

Today, of course, is the great Feast of Saint Joseph, the Chaste Spouse of Our Lady, the just and silent man of the House of David. Saint Joseph denied himself his biological fatherhood in order to serve as the ever-virginal spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the most loving foster-father to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

In him, Saint Joseph, is to be found every virtue for a husband and father to imitate: patience, charity, forbearance in all difficulties, fortitude, perseverance, temperance, and total self-abnegation. Those of us who are husbands and fathers must learn to be more silent, to learn to be more loving, to learn to be more patient, to learn to be more meek, to learn to be ever-ready to worker harder and harder at our life's work so as to help our wives and our children to live as redeemed creatures here below in order to know eternal happiness hereafter in Heaven. Saint Joseph is the model of home life and the patron of artisans, the protector of widows and orphans, the patron of those who are in danger of death. May we invoke his patronage each day after we invoke that of his Most Chaste Spouse, Our Lady, and never be slow to turn to him in our spiritual and temporal needs:

"O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O thou Saint Joseph, do assist me by thy powerful intercession, and obtain for me from thy divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of fathers. O Saint Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee, and Jesus asleep in thy arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath. Saint Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me. Amen!"

The next original article is proceeding and should be ready for publication in twenty-four hours. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

A blessed Feast of Saint Joseph to you all! 

Jorge Mario Bergoglio: Enduring Friend of Impurity, Indecency, and Impiety

Jorge Mario Bergoglio has once again endorsed "civil unions" for those engaged in lives of impurity, especially for those identify themselves as practitioners of the sin of Sodom.

This a brief commentary, which is followed by an appendix containing excerpts from an article published in late-2020. Jorge Mario Bergoglio loves to sully the holy sesason of Lent with his absolute obsessio to indemnify impurity, indecency, and impiety.

May God have mercy on us all!

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Saint Patrick, pray for us.

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, pray for us.

March 18, 2024, Update:

This commentary was revised and enlarged ever so slightly a few moments ago, that is, after Midnight on the Feast of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem. I should be able to have another brief new commentary for you by tomorrow, March 19, 2024, the Feast of Saint Joseph.

As it is now the Feast of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, I want to provide  the lesson about the life of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem contained in Matins for the Divine Office teach us about our saint’s unswerving fealty to the doctrine of the Catholic Church and his profound hatred of heresy, error and all sin:

Cyril of Jerusalem was given to the study of the Holy Scriptures from a child, and so learnt therein that he became an eminent champion of the orthodox faith. He embraced the monastic institute in perpetual continency, and all hardship of living. He was ordained Priest by holy Maximus, Patriarch of Jerusalem, and undertook with eminent success the task of preaching the word of God to the faithful and of instructing the catechumens. Thus did he compose those truly wonderful Catecheses, wherein he has embraced, clearly and fully, all the teaching of the Church, and stoutly defended every one of her doctrines against the enemies of the faith. His treatment of these subjects was such that he has overthrown therein, not only the heresies which had then come into being, but, by a kind of foreknowledge, even those which were to arise in later times. Of this an instance is his contention for the real Presence of the Body and Blood of Christ in the wondrous Sacrament of the Eucharist. After the death of holy Maximus, the bishops of the province chose Cyril in his place.

In his office of Bishop he had for the faith's sake, like his blessed contemporary Athanasius, toto endure many wrongs and sufferings at the hands of the Arian sect. The Arians could not bear that Cyril should steadfastly withstand their heresy. They assailed him with calumnies, deposed him in a pretended council, and drove him out of his see. To escape their rage he fled to Tarsus in Cilicia, and as long as Constantius lived he bore the hardships of exile. After his death and the accession to the imperial throne of the Apostate Julian, Cyril was able to return to Jerusalem, where he set himself with burning zeal to deliver his flock from false doctrine and from sin. He was driven into exile a second time under the Emperor Valens. But when peace was restored to the Church by Theodosius the Great, and the cruelty and insolence of the Arians were restrained, Cyril was received with honour by the Emperor as one of Christ's most eminent soldiers, and was restored to his see. With what earnestness and holiness he fulfilled the duties of his exalted office was made manifest by the flourishing state of the church of Jerusalem at that time, of which a picture hath been left for us by holy Basil, who dwelt there for a while when he went to worship at the holy places.

Tradition hath handed down that God Himself crowned with signs from heaven the holiness of this venerable Patriarch. Among these signs is numbered an apparition of a cross, more resplendent than the beams of the sun, which appeared at the beginning of his Patriarchate. Not only Cyril himself, but heathens and Christians alike were eye-witnesses of this marvel, and Cyril first gave thanks to God therefore in the church, and then sent news thereof by letter to the Emperor Constantius. A thing no less wonderful came to pass when the Jews were commanded by the profane Emperor Julian to attempt the restoration of the temple which had been destroyed by Titus. A great earthquake arose, and great masses of fire broke forth from the earth and consumed all the works, so that the Jews and Julian were dismayed and stayed their hand, all the which it can be proved that Cyril had foretold. A little while before his death he was present at the second Council of Constantinople; herein was condemned the heresy of Macedonius, and once more the Arian heresy. After his return to Jerusalem he died a holy death in the 69th year of his age and the 35th of his episcopate. The Supreme Pontiff Leo XIII. commanded that his office and Mass should be celebrated throughout the universal Church. (Matins, The Divine Office, Feast of St. Cyril of Jerusalem.)

Heresy and error never just “go away.” They must be fought by Catholics, who are soldiers in the Army of Christ by virtue of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Saint Cyril of Jerusalem understood this, which is why he fought vigorously against heresy and error and to provide catechumens with proper instructions in the Holy Faith so that they could withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil to stain their baptismal gown and thus to be more prone to embrace heresy and error.

The Abbot of Solesmes’s prayer to our saint, bishop and doctor will give us encouragement in a bloodthirsty world shaped by a rejection of the very true Faith that Saint Cyril fought so hard to defend and to propagate:

Thou wert a true child of the light, O Cyril. Thou didst give thy heart to Holy Wisdom, while yet a child, and she set thee up as a lighthouse at the entrance of the harbour to be the guide of unfortunate souls tossing on the sea of error. The Church confided to thee the mission of preparing for baptism those happy multitudes whom her recent victory had won for her from all ranks of society, and this mission was to be accomplished in a century rich in holy doctors and in the region consecrated by the mysteries of our redemption. Thou wast nourished by Holy Scripture and the teaching of the Mother of all mankind, and thy words flowed pure and abundant as water from a spring. History tells us that the many duties of thy holy ministry would not permit thee to devote thyself exclusively to the Catechumens, and thus thou wert led to improvise those admirable instructions wherein the science of salvation was the knowledge of God and of His Son Jesus Christ, contained in the creed of the Holy Church. Preparation for baptism, for life, for the love of God, was the acquisition of this knowledge, so deep, so far-reaching and so necessary. It was to be acquired, not by the impression of vain sentimentality, but the reception of the word of God in the right spirit, and by constant meditation, so that the souls comes to be firmly established in the fullness of truth, in moral rectitude, and in hatred of evil.

Thou wast sure of thy hearers and didst not fear to unveil before their eyes the arguments and abominable devices of their secret enemies. There are times and circumstances, only to be judged by the shepherds of the flock, when it is necessary to disregard the revulsion of feeling caused by such revelations in order to denounce the danger and warn the sheep against intellectual or moral scandals. Thus, O Cyril, thy invectives pursued Manicheism to its utmost secret haunts. Thou didst see in this heresy the principal agent of that mystery of iniquity which pursues its path of darkness and destruction throughout the ages, until it shall bring the world to decay. In these times the Manichee triumphs openly. The societies founded by him have gained power. The secret of the Lodges still hides from the uninitiated the sacrilegious symbols and dogmas brought once from Persia, but the prince of this world has cleverly united all social forces in the hands of this ally. The first use he makes of his power is attack the Church out of hatred for Christ. He assails her fruitfulness by denying her right to reach what she has received from her divine Head. The children, whom she has brought forth and who are hers in virtue of their baptism, are snatched from her by main force, and she is forbidden to preside over their education. Thou didst understand so well the claims of the sacrament of regeneration. Protect the baptism of so many innocent souls in which men seek to stifle the germ. Strengthen and rekindle the faith of Christian parents and even then that if it is their duty to defend their children from death at the risk of their own bodies, they must remember that the souls of these little ones are still more precious. It has greatly consoled us to see how many have understood this and, faithful to the dictates of their conscience, have suffered violence rather than yield to the regulations of a pagan state. Bless also, strengthen and multiply those faithful souls who devote themselves to the instruction of poor children whose spiritual interests are betrayed by the secular power. There is no mission to-day more urgent than that of catechists, and none, surely, dearer to thy heart.

Holy Church has just related to us the apparition of the holy Cross, which marked the beginning of thy episcopate, and similar marvels have been witnessed in our own time. But the apparition in thy day announced a triumph—the triumph thou didst foresee when St. Helena discovered the three of our redemption, the triumph which, at the time of thy death, had been confirmed by the fulfilled of the prophecies concerning the Jewish Temple. Can it be that our times are to witness only defeat and ruin? We have confidence in thy aid, O holy Pontiff. We remember that the triumph which thou didst witness was brought by the sufferings of the whole Church, in which thou thyself didst share by thy thrice-repeated deposition and twenty years of exile. The Cross, whose great anniversary is not approaching, is not conquered, but triumphs in the sufferings of the faithful and their patient endurance. It will appear once more, a sign of eternal victory, over the ruins of the world on the Day of Judgment. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year, Volume V, Lent, pp. 419-420.)

It is the Faith that matters, the entire Faith without any compromises, now and for all eternity.

Aren't we willing to suffer some more for the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our state in life permits?

Relying upon the help of Our Lady, Saint Joseph, and Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, may we always lift high the standard of the Holy Cross in our own lives so that our soul will be in ruins when the day of the Particular Judgment comes for us. 

A reminder: Today, Monday, March 18, 2024, is the Feast of Saint Cyril of Jersualem and the Commemoration of  Monday in Passion Week, is the forty-second nniversary of the death of my late mother, Norma Florence Red Fox Droleskey (nee: Maxine Coomer, born on March 6, 1921). Please pray for the repose of her immortal soul.

Today is also the seventeenth anniversary of the death of Father Daniel Johnson, the longtime pastor of St. Mary's by the Sea Church in Huntington Beach, California, who personally walked the entire territory of his parish three times to knock on every door, resulting in the conversion of 532 people to the Holy Faith, and it is also the sixteenth anniversary of the death of Mrs. Therese Colgan, the mother of a former student of mine from St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, during the 1985-1986 academic years. Please pray for the respose of their immortal souls. (A former friend of mine within the conciliar structures, for whom I pray every day, turns seventy-three years of age today as well.)

A blessed Feast of Saint Patrick to you all!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, pray for us.

Passion Sunday 2024: A Passiontide Reflection

his is my annual Passiontide reflection. 

My next original commentary should be posted by later this afternoon,

A blessed Passiontide to you all.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.


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