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September 21 Article
Days Three and Four of the Conciliar Circus in the United Kingdom, part two
This brief article might be as brief as two or three pages. Take it for a test drive.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, pray for us.
September 20 Article
Days Three and Four of the Conciliar Circus in the United Kingdom, part one
Part two of this article will appear tomorrow, at the latest. This is a brief article.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Eustace and his Companions, pray for us. Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist, pray for us.
September 19 Article
Day Two of the Conciliar Circus in the United Kingdom, part two
Well, my new duties as a full-time cook and housekeeper got in the way of completing this article until after Midnight today, Eastern time. It is a relatively shot article. God willing and Our Lady interceding, I should have another brief article for you at some point tomorrow, Monday, September 20, 2010, the Feast of Saint Eustace and Companions and the Vigil of Saint Matthew. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Januarius and Companions, pray for us.
Please continue to pray for Sharon, who is suffering valorously as a soldier in the Army of Christ.
September 18 Article
Day Two of the Conciliar Circus in the United Kingdom, part one
Have you liked the briefer articles that have been appearing on this site for most of the past two months now? Good. I am glad that this is the case as articles such as this one, which is really brief, are going to be the rule for the next three to six months as we learned yesterday that my dear wife, who loves penance so very much and offers up all of her physical suffering, which is more intense now than it has been at any other point in her life, to the Most Blessed Trinity through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, has three bulging discs in her spine and has what both our primary care physician and her own atlas chiropractor say is the worst case of sciatica that a person can have (the sciatic nerve has been rubbed raw).
Sharon must, therefore, spend most of the next three to six months letting the discs and the sciatic nerve heal, which means that she will spend a great deal of time in bed in order not to aggravate her condition or to retard the healing process. She has become, much against her own Catholic will, a "home aloner" in the Providence of God for His own greater honor and glory and her own sanctification as a valiant solider in the Army of Christ. This means, of course, that I now the chief cook, dishwasher and all around housekeeper of our household. Articles will have to be written in between household chores. Brief articles such as the one just posted will be the norm rather than exception.
Part two of this article will appear later today after the morning chores are completed.
Today, September 18, 2010, the Feast of Saint Joseph Cupertino and Ember Saturday in September (a day of fast and partial abstinence), is the Thirteenth Saturday in Bishop McKenna's 2010 Rosary Crusade. We pray the Glorious Mysteries today as we meditate upon and, if at all possible, receive Holy Communion in honor of the Third Glorious Mystery, the Descent of God the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles and Our Lady on Pentecost Sunday.
The Virtue to be reflected upon today is, most appropriately, Zeal for the Salvation of Souls.
Please continue your prayers for my dear wife as she endures this suffering so bravely and willingly as a totally consecrated slave of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Joseph Cupertino, pray for us.
September 17 Article
Generic Christianity Is Not Good Enough For God
The conciliar circus arrived in Scotland yesterday. It was boilerplate conciliarism as Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI uttered one old, shopworn conciliar cliche after another. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.
As I must take Sharon, who is suffering worse than ever before with sciatica pain and intense leg pain that is making it difficult for her to walk, for another one hundred mile trip to see her atlas chiropractor, my next article on the conciliar circus might not be posted until Sunday, September 19, 2010, the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Januarius and Companions. I will, however, time and my own energy, which is still sagging considerably (this is my cross and I must bear it well in reparation for my sins!), permitting, write that brief article about the primary results from Tuesday, September 14, 2010, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
Please pray for my dear wife at this time.
September 16 Article
Calling Cesar Romero, Calling Cesar Romero, part two
This is the concluding sequel to yesterday's original article. Its completion took a little longer than anticipated. My article on the results of Tuesday's primaries will be published in a day or so depending upon the amount of work that the conciliar circus that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI is bringing to the United Kingdom requires me to undertake. All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we love you. Save souls. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saints Cornelius and Cyprian, pray for us.
September 15 Articles
Republished: Our Mother of Sorrows
Today is the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in September.
We are called to meditate on the Seven Dolors of Our Lady every day of our lives. While there are many good meditations on the sufferings of Our Lady, including those provided by the revelations of Anne Katherine Emmerich and the Venerable Mary of Agreda, the late Father Frederick Faber has given us much food for inspirational meditation in his The Foot of the Cross, published originally as The Dolors of Mary in 1857.
Consider this brief excerpt from Father Faber's reflections:
But let us make the world stand still, and see how it looks. If our common love for God, which is so poor, is irritated by the sight, what must Mary have suffered? For what is irritation to our weakness to her would be the most deep and transcending sorrow. God comes to His creation. It does not stir. It cannot. It lies in the hollow beneath Him, and has no escape. He comes in the beauty of a mercy, which is almost incredible, because it is so beautiful. But seemingly it does not attract the world. He draws nigh. Creation must do something now. It freezes itself up before His eye. He may have other worlds, more fertile, more accessible to Him, than this. In the spiritual tropics, where the angels dwell, He may perhaps be welcome. But not here. This is the North Pole of His universe. He shed His life's blood upon it, and it would not thaw. It is unmanageable, unnavigable, uninhabitable for Him. He can do nothing at all with it, but let His sun make resplendent colored lights in the icebergs, or bid the moon shine with a wanner loveliness than elsewhere, or fill the long-night sky with the streamers of the Aurora, which even the Esquimaux, burrowing in his hut, will not go out to see. The only difference is that the material pole understands its business. which is to make ice in all imaginable shapes; whereas we men are so used to our own coldness, that we do not know how cold we are, and imagine ourselves to be the temperate zone of God's creation.
Our sins helped to thrust those Seven Swords of Sorrow through and through Our Lady's Immaculate Heart at various points during her life, including during her Divine Son's Passion and Death. We must resolve never to grieve her Immaculate Heart again as consider our joy and our privilege to live penitentially as the consecrated slaves to her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the same Immaculate Heart.
We can help to make reparation for our sins that have grieved the Immaculate Heart of Mary if we pray more and more Rosaries each day, if we help to propagate devotion to her Seven Dolors. Indeed, Our Lady promises us the following graces if we promote devotion to her Seven Dolors:
1) I will grant peace to their families
2) They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries.
3) I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.
4) I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.
5) I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.
6) I will visibly help them at the moment of their death, they will see the face of their Mother.
7. I have obtained (This Grace) from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.
As a terrible sinner, I am counting on my own promoting of devotion to the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary to help me just a little bit at the moment of my Particular Judgment. What about you?
A blessed Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all.
Calling Cesar Romero, Calling Cesar Romero, part one
The hour is late. I remain in a state of perpetual fatigue, continuing to take my inspiration, humanly speaking, from those who are suffering from long-term, if not life-threatening, maladies as they keep doing their work day after day after day without a word of complaint or any kind of slowdown whatsoever. It is with this in mind that I have written a short piece to debunk the delusion that the upcoming visit of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI represents a key to his "restoration of Catholic Tradition." A simple review of the "missal" prepared for the visit, which commences tomorrow, September 16, 2010, will show an objective reader that those who call Ratzinger/Benedict XVI a "restorer of Catholic Tradition" is as much as a "joker" as the late Cesar Romero was on Batman. Part two of this article should appear tomorrow. There might also be another original article dealing with the results of yesterday's primary elections.
Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
September 14 Articles
Republished: Lift High The Cross
The Saviour of the world hung on the wood of the Holy Cross:
Ecce lignum Crucis, in quo salus mundit pependit.
Behold the wood of the Cross, on which hung the Saviour of the world. (Adoration of the Cross, Good Friday Liturgy.)
The Cross of the Divine Redeemer was displayed prominently on street corners and in the nooks and crannies of every village in Europe during the era of Christendom. There is no "expiration date" on the Cross of the Divine Redeemer's relevance to the life of any man or of any nation. We must lift high the Cross in our own daily lives and we must plant it firmly in the soil of our nation without any apology whatsoever as Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order.
We must also remember that Our Lady stands at the foot of her Divine Son's Most Holy Cross in every true offering of Holy Mass just as she stood at the foot of the Holy Cross on Good Friday. She stands with us as we bear our own crosses in our daily lives. We must, therefore, seek the assistance of the Mother of God in lifting high her Divine Son's Holy Cross in our daily lives, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.
The cross is ever present in each of our lives, and for this we must say with Saint Francis of Assisi, Deo gratias! Penance is the path to Heaven. We do our penances by carrying our crosses with gratitude. Isn't it great to be a Catholic?
Deflecting Reality With Emotionalism
A commission appointed by the nefarious collection of gangsters and thugs known as the conciliar "bishops" of Belgium has issued a two hundred page report documenting the extent of the moral abuses committed by the conciliar clergy in that country. What was the response of "Archbishop" Andre-Joseph Leonard, the conciliar "archbishop" of Mechelen-Brussels, Belgium, to the documentation provided in the commission's report? Rank emotionalism. See this for yourselves in this very brief article, which must not be read by the young or by those who do not want read about the abuses committed by the conciliar clergy.
A blessed Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross to you all, no matter how few in number you may be out there in cyberspace.
September 12 Articles
Revised: A Name That Must Be On Our Lips At All Times (and make sure to check out yesterday's article, Combustible Material: Keep Back Five Hundred Feet This Truck Carries Naturalism)
Today is the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, commemorating the victory won by King Jan Sobieski of Poland over the Mohammedans at the Gates of Vienna on September 12, 1683. The troops under the command of Jan Sobieski exclaimed "Jesus, Mary, Sobieski!" as they prayed their Rosaries and routed the Turkish forces.
Each of us does battle every day with the Turks, that is, with the forces of the world, the flesh, and the devil. We must call upon the Holy Name of Mary, something we do at least one hundred fifty-three times every day if we pray all fifteen mysteries of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary. This sweet name of the Mother of God must be on our lips at all times, and it must be exclaimed by public officials as she is honored as the Queen of Heaven and on earth, yes, of each and every nation on earth, including the United States of America. No one should be ashamed at any time to proclaim the Holy Name of Mary publicly. Indeed, we must do so with joy and confidence.
Saint Louis de Montfort taught us in True Devotion to Mary that those who are the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary should address others with a Marian salutation. How felicitous it is, therefore, to greet others with Ave Maria! or a Salve Regina! How glorious it is to make invocations such as "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you, save souls!" or "Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation" or "Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and the hour of our death."
Let us honor Our Lady on this great feast day as we keep the twelfth Sunday in Bishop McKenna's Rosary Crusade, meditating today especially on the Second Glorious Mystery, the Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven for the virtue of Hope. May Our Lady, she who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, help us to grow in this virtue, especially in this time of apostasy and betrayal.
Father Louis J. Campbell on the Virtue of Modesty
Father Louis J. Campbell, the pastor of Saint Jude Shrine in Stafford, Texas, has given me permission to publish the sermon that he will deliver at the 10:00 a.m. (Central Daylight Saving Time) Mass there this morning. The sermon deals with the Virtue of Modesty. Father Campbell is exhibiting great apostolic courage as he discharges his solemn duties before God to help his flock get home to Heaven. Please pray for him as he seeks to inspire Catholics to take the Virtue of Modesty seriously and to make no compromises whatsoever with the spirit of the world. I have provided a brief foreword to Father's excellent sermon, and I thank him publicly for giving me permission to publish it on this website.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
As I am working that book about weight gain and weight loss, I do not know if there will be an original article posted tomorrow, September 13, 2010, not that too many people will notice, you understand! This will, however, be a very busy week of writing once Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI commences his journey to the United Kingdom. There will just a few articles (my tongue is planted firmly in my cheek) dealing with the remarks that he will be delivering while in once proudly Catholic Scotland and Wales and England. This is just the recipe for a tired man to do more penance for his sins!
September 11 Article
Combustible Material: Keep Back Five Hundred Feet This Truck Carries Naturalism
Another article on mosques and Korans. It is relatively short. Go read the article for yourselves.
Today is the Twelfth Sunday in Bishop McKenna's 2010 Rosary Crusade. We pray the Glorious Mysteries of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary today, honoring especially the Second Glorious Mystery, the Ascension of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ into Heaven, praying for the Virtue of Hope, which we certainly need in this time of chastisement and apostasy and betrayal. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
September 9 Articles
Caring Not For Homegrown Terrorism
Another new article. Another new short article. It's yours to read. How's that for short and brief?
Republished: A Misplaced Zeal For Souls?
In contrast to the blase and practically indifferent attitude of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict about the state of the souls of those who adhere to various false religions, Saint Peter Claver, S.J., had a great and truly Catholic zeal for souls, baptizing over 300,000 people in Colombia who were destined for chattel slavery in the Americas. Saint Peter Claver freed those souls from enslavement to the devil by means of Original Sin, equipping them to offer up the injustices of chattel slavery as disciples of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and as the devoted clients of His Most Blessed Mother. Saint Peter Claver's example does indeed stand in stark contrast to that of the revolutionaries of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Saint Peter Claver, pray for us!
The next article on this site will appear on Saturday, September 11, 2010. I have to travel some distance today for the cardiac echo stress test that was postponed from last month when another medical procedure, the colonoscopy, was moved up to August 16, 2010, from this coming Monday, September 13, 2010. The sole reason for not having an article tomorrow is that I will not return home until late this evening. Prayers would certainly be appreciated. Thank you.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Peter Claver, pray for us.
September 8 Articles
Revised: Maria Bambina
Today is the great feast day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, she who is the fairest flower of our race.
The angels rejoiced around the crib where Good Saint Anne placed her all-holy daughter, who had been conceived without any stain of Original Sin nine months before, that is, on December 8. The New Eve, whose act of perfect obedience to the will of God the Father at the moment that Saint Gabriel the Archangel announced to her that she would be the very Mother of God untied the knot of the first Eve's prideful disobedience in the Garden of Eden, shone at her Nativity with exterior beauty and brightness that reflected the interior beauty and brightness of her immortal soul, filled with grace at the very moment of Immaculate Conception. The favor of God rested upon Our Lady from all eternity.
How can words capture our gratitude and joy to God for giving us Our Lady to be our own Heavenly Mother and Queen? They can't. Words can only approximate our gratitude and joy this day--and every day of our lives--over the fact that the Singular Vessel of Devotion in whose Virginal and Immaculate Womb would be conceived Our Divine Redeemer.
We would not have any chance of getting to Heaven if Our Lady had not been conceived and born. We have no chance of getting to Heaven without Our Lady's help, which is why we, as the consecrated slaves of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, must cling to her at all times, especially by means of wearing--and the fulfilling the terms of our enrollment in--her Brown Scapular and by praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.
Perhaps the best birthday gift that we can give to Our Lady, apart from our worthy reception of her Divine Son in Holy Communion at a true offering of Holy Mass at the hands of a true bishop or a true priest, is to resolve now to do live more penitentially in reparation for our sins and those of the world world. By living more penitentially and by praying more Rosaries each day, you see, our souls might--emphasis on might--begin to be filled with more fervor and tenderness for Our Most Blessed Mother, she who made possible our salvation and who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.
A blessed Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all.
Enough Spin To Make Our Heads Spin
A really, really short new article, something that seems to tickle the fancy of more than a few readers. Ah, you see, there is a hidden advantage to the continued fatigue that prevents the old-fashioned, one hundred twenty page articles, isn't there? (I'm exaggerating, people. My particular nature is that of a New Yorker, which means I use hyperbolic humor and satire to make a point. Get with it, please, you fuddy-duddies out there who can't recognize a good natured joke or a good humored ribbing when you see one.) Read the article. It won't take you that long to read, and enjoy the rest of Our Lady's birthday!
September 7 Article
Taking Catholics For Fools
Another new article. What's it about, you ask? Hey, I'm tired. Try reading it for a change (this is, lest any of you touchy, touchy types out there in cyberspace who got offended so readily at my jocular use of the term "freeloader" think that I am referring to you again, for those who visit only the home page and then move on to some other destination in the "world wide web"). All right. I will tell you this much: the new article deals with Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's efforts to deconstruct the pontificate of Pope Leo XIII on the occasion of the latter's two hundredth anniversary of his birth. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
There should be yet another original article and, of course, a republished article on the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary tomorrow, Wednesday, September 8, 2010.
September 5 Update and Prayer Request
Although I am working on another article (and on that book about a Catholic's penitential guide to weight loss--yes, I am now five pounds under the two hundred mark, down from two hundred seventy on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2010, Deo gratias!), I do want to ask those of you who access this site to pray for the repose of the soul of my late father, Dr. Albert Henry Martin Droleskey, who died at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 1992, at Flower Memorial Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
September 4 Article
Two Different Caesars, Same Old Spin
This brief new article has been composed now that our current caesar, Barack Hussein Obama, has addressed the nation on the end of combat operations in Iraq. Come to think of it, didn't the most recent caesar before, George Walker Bush give a speech on May 1, 2003, on the end of major combat in Iraq? Two different caesars, same old spin.
Today is the eleventh Saturday in Bishop McKenna's 2010 Rosary Crusade. We pray the Glorious Mysteries of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary today, honoring especially the First Glorious Mystery, the Resurrection of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ from the dead on Easter Sunday, as we pray for the Virtue of Faith. We must hold fast to the unchanging and unchangeable truths of the Catholic Faith at all times as we have faith in the promises of Our Lady that she made at Fatima, namely, that her Immaculate Heart will triumph in the end. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
September 3 Revised Article
Today is the feast of the great Pope Saint Pius X, whose work against Modernism is summarized in Revised: Modernism's Eternal Foe, Our Eternal Friend. Unlike his immediate predecessor, Pope Leo XIII, and each of his three successors (Popes Benedict XV, Pius XI, and Pius XII), the former Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto was not in the diplomatic service of the Holy See at any time during the nearly forty-five years of his priesthood prior to his rather remarkable election as the Successor of Saint Peter on August 4, 1903. He was not prone to accept the word of diplomats, and he did not suffer lies and misrepresentations easily.
The farm boy from Riese, Italy, who served as a pastor of souls in a rough-and-tumble Italian cow town, Tombolo, and then in Salzano before becoming Bishop of Mantua and the Cardinal Patriarch of Venice, was always close to Our Lady. This tender devotion to Our Lady, which he learned from his saintly mother, helped him to keep close to the sheep even when he was the Vicar of Christ on earth. Thanks to the sign given him by the life and death of Little Nellie of Holy God, Pope Saint Pius X was the advocate of early First Communion (and early Confirmation) and of frequent Communions.
It is no accident at all that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI made no reference to the centenary of Pascendi Dominci Gregis on September 8, 2007, nearly three years ago now. Ratzinger/Benedict made absolutely no reference on August 15, 2010, to the centenary of Pope Saint Pius X's Notre Charge Apostolique, which was a ringing condemnation of the false philosophy of the Sillon that is of the essence of conciliarism. He has made no reference to the one hundredth anniversary of The Oath Against Modernism just two days ago (see Witness Against Benedict XVI: The Oath Against Modernism). How can he? He stands condemned by the very words in these documents issued by Pope Saint Pius X.
The contrast between the Catholicism of Pope Saint Pius X, a defender of the Social Reign of Christ the King and the confessionally Catholic civil state, and the conciliarism of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, who is a defender of "healthy laicism" and "religious liberty" and the "separation of Church and State, could not be more clear.
Here is the Collect for today's feast in the Immemorial Mass of Tradition:
O God, who for the defense of the Catholic Faith and the restoration of all things in Christ didst fill Saint Pius, Supreme Pontiff, with heavenly wisdom and apostolic courage: grant in Thy loving kindness that by following his teachings and examples we may attain eternal rewards. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, forever and ever. Amen.
Pope Saint Pius X opposed Modernism. So must we as we refuse any "communion" at all with conciliarism or its false shepherds who are at war with the Catholic Faith. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Pope Saint Pius X, pray for us!
Although I am working on another new article, its completion must wait for another day. I did not realize until checking the output for the past week that there have been new articles posted for a period of seven straight days now. Prudence, therefore, dictates that the next article await publication on the First Saturday of the month of September, September 4, 2010. Thank you for your patience.
September 2 Articles
Republished: Christo Rex Esto Perpetua
There is quite a contrast between the great Saint Stephen of Hungary, the son-in-law of Saint Henry the Emperor and the father of Saint Emeric (after whom the Americas were named), and the "Catholic" public officials of today. Saint Stephen sought to advance the common temporal good in light of man's Last End: the possession of the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in Heaven.
To this end, Saint Stephen, whose own parents had become Catholic as a result of the missionary work that had been sponsored by Saint Henry, sought to convert the entirety of what is now Hungary, understanding that Catholicism was the one and only foundation of personal and social order, the one and only path to a genuine peace among men and among their nations founded in the Social Reign of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen, to whom Saint Stephen was so tenderly devoted throughout his life. Unlike the conciliarists who defy the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church and redefine it to accommodate the "spirit of progress" represented by Modernity, Stephen of Hungary sought to convert souls to that teaching so that they could be good subjects in this life and thus be fit citizens of Heaven for all eternity. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Stephen of Hungary, pray for us.
Apostasy Continues to Have Consequences
There was some kind of interdenominational rally in Washington, District of Columbia, five days ago now. Suffice it to say that Saint Stephen of Hungary would not have been there. Neither would any other exemplar or apostle of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen. What did I write about eleven months ago now? Oh, yes, I remember now: No Christ the King? No Rosary? No Good Cause. Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
September 1 Article
Witness Against Benedict XVI: The Oath Against Modernism
A brief article on the one hundredth anniversary of the issuance of The Oath Against Modernism. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Giles, pray for us. Pope Saint Pius X, pray for us.
Although I was informed late last week that Abbot Leonard Giardina, O.S.B., of Christ the King Monastery in Cullman, Alabama, had suffered a stroke, I have held off on making any public request for prayers as I could not reach anyone in authority there to secure permission to do so. As a request for prayers has been posted on the website of St. Albert the Great Roman Catholic Church, I am proceeding herewith on this site to make such a request of our readers to pray for the Abbot's full recovery. Abbot Leonard has been a stalwart champion of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen. Please pray for him and his monks at this time. Saint Benedict of Nursia, pray for Father Abbot Leonard Giardina, O.S.B.
August 31 Article
Not So "Deplorable" After All
A very brief article. Want to know the subject matter? Good. Read it. With discretion, however. The article must not be read by children or by those who would prefer not to read about the moral cesspool that is the counterfeit church of conciliarism and the lying members of its "hierarchy." All right, all right. I told you a little bit about the article. It's really very brief.
There should be another new article tomorrow, September 1, 2010, the Feast of Saint Giles and the one hundredth anniversary of the promulgation of the Oath Against Modernism.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and the hour of our death. Saint Raymond Nonnatus, pray for us.
August 30 Articles
Republished: The Difference Between Heaven and Hell
Have you been snoozing out there in cyberspace? You've missed a few new articles in the past four days or so.
Yes, although still plagued by a few difficulties, I am attempting to plug along, taking my inspiration from a few people we know who have real (and I mean real) physical challenges and are continuing to labor hard for the glory of the Most Blessed Trinity through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Thus it is that you might have missed some of the articles posted in the past few days.
I do want, first of all, to highlight the republished article linked above. It is a short reflection on the life of Saint Rose of Lima, a member of the Third Order of Penance of the Order of Preachers of Saint Dominic de Guzman. Among many other works in her devout life of prayer and austere penances, Saint Rose, who lived among a cluster of saints in Lima, Peru, exhorted the people of Lima to gather in their churches and pray their Rosaries to turn back a pending invasion of their city by a fleet of those virulent anti-Catholics, the Dutch Calvinists. Those hideous people with their diabolical beliefs that have nothing at all to do with Christianity turned back as a result of the Rosaries that were prayed to repel them in their designs to invade Lima and to sack Catholic churches and to desecrated the Most Blessed Sacrament images of the Mother of God. May we pray to Saint Rose of Lima so that we will remain faithful to the daily recitation of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary as the powerful weapon, after Holy Mass itself, to turn back the enemies of Christ the King in the world and in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Saint Rose of Lima, pray for us. Saints Felix and Adactus, pray for us.
The original article for today, which contains some material that I have spent a lot of time updating and reworking is Taking The Obvious For Granted. That is, although I have written a book about the harm of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service (as others have done much more ably than me, of course), I have not written explicitly about the inherent harm of the Novus Ordo for some time. I have been guilty of taking the obvious for granted in the past four years, and it was not until a reader asked me two days ago to provide him with a summary of some of the problems with the Novus Ordo that I thought about putting a new article together on the subject.
The article itself is rather brief. The material found in the appendices, however, has been included to provide a bit more information, mindful that it is not "information" per se that will help people see the truth and to accept it and thus to act on it decisively but the graces sent to them by Our Lord through the loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces. Many people gave me information as far back as 1976 and 1985 and 1986. I was not ready to accept the "information," which happened to be true, as I have come to recognize, at that time. Our Lady had to work me over by means of prayer and penance and humiliation.
Thus, my friends, do not expect that one article will "convert" a friend or a relative. All you can do is to provide your friends and relatives with some information now and again without badgering them as you refrain from looking for any results, intent only on pleasing God by discharging your duties in true Charity to those you love, relying upon the maternal intercession of Our Lady to water the seeds that you plant in their immortal souls.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
The next article? Keep checking. We've got another two hundred mile round trip to make this day for Sharon's continued sciatica problems. I will do my best, God willing and Our Lady interceding, to get you another earthshaking, cyberspace rattling article by tomorrow, Tuesday, August 31, 2010, the Feast of Saint Raymond Nonnatus.
August 29 Article
Prepare Ye The Way For Antichrist, part four
What can I say? This article, which is, I believe, a little longer than the first three installments in this four-part series, discusses how the adversary uses "false opposites" in the world of Modernity and in the world of Modernism to keep well-meaning silent about crimes against God and man that they know to be crimes. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
The next article? Keep checking. Thank you.
August 28 Article
Prepare Ye The Way For Antichrist, part three
What do you want? Long synopses or brief articles? Here, take the brief article. I will have part four of this four-part series for your eager review by tomorrow, Sunday, August 29, 2010, the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist, or by Monday, August 30, 2010, the Feast of Saint Rose of Lima, T.O.P.
Remember that this is the tenth Saturday in
Bishop McKenna's Rosary Crusade. We meditate today on the Fifth Sorrowful Mystery, the Crucifixion of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, praying for the virtue of Love of our Enemies. May Saint Augustine, who was an enemy of Christ the King until his conversion was effected by the prayers and the tears and the long suffering of his mother, Saint Monica, help us to be so interiorly converted in our own lives that we we pray--by name, if at all possible--for those people who do not like us or who we have offended, whether advertently or inadvertently, understanding that nothing anyone thinks about us, says about us or does to us is the equal of what our sins caused Our Lord to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death and that caused His Most Blessed Mother's Immaculate Heart to suffer as they helped to plunge those Seven Swords of Sorrow through and and through her Immaculate Heart.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Augustine, pray for us. Saint Hermes, pray for us.
August 27 Article
Prepare Ye The Way for Antichrist, part two
Yes, your wait is now over. Part two of this article is now available for your reading pleasure. (What was that I just heard? Massive applause in cyberspace? Or was it the seven spot that the Florida Marlins put on the New York Mets in the sixth inning last night. Just hard to tell these days).
The next article will deal with the nefarious work of the ubiquitous appeaser, James Earl Carter, Jr., who never met a Communist he did not try to appease.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Joseph Calasanctius, pray for us.
August 25 Articles
Republished: From His Mother's Knee: A King Who Ruled For Christ the King
Today is the Feast of Saint Louis IX, King of France, that great exemplar of the Social Reign of Christ the King. Saint Louis was taught by his holy mother, Blessed Blanche of Castile, to prefer death rather to commit a deliberate Mortal Sin. He heard two Masses a day and was a member of the Third Order of Saint Francis, whose patron saint he remains to this day. Saint Louis strove to rule according to the Mind of Christ the King as He had deposited It exclusively in the Catholic Church, recognizing that he, Louis IX, would have to answer to Christ the King at the moment of his own Particular Judgment for how he ruled his subjects. His letter to his son Philip is a succinct summary of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. It is a model for how everyone in public life should conduct himself in order to please Christ the King as the devoted client of Mary our Immaculate Queen. Vivat Christus Rex! Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon. Saint Louis IX, pray for us.
Prepare Ye the Way For Antichrist, part one
Yes, another original article. And, yes, another brief original. article. Part two of this article, which deals with concilairism yet again (maybe this is the source of my fatigue--exhaustion produced by writing about conciliarism?), will appear by Friday, August 27, 2010, the
Feast of St. Joseph Calasanctius.
August 24 Article
Nancy Topcliffe and Her Fiends
Another short article, one that ends the trilogy begun with Mainstreaming Mosques six days ago now.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Saint Bartholomew, pray for us.
August 23 Article
Shamelessness of the Shamed
A brief article dealing with the recent indictment of the baseball cheat, lawbreaker, head hunter and serial philanderer named William Rogers Clemens, another victim of the effects of the Protestant Revolution against the Divine Plan that God Himself instituted to effect man's return to Him through the Catholic Church and of the rise of naturalism that has occurred this diabolical revolution's sorry wake. Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Saint Philip Benizi, pray for us. Saint Bartholomew, pray for us.
Finally, I request your prayers for the repose of the soul of the late +Mr. John Sheahan, R.I.P., who died at the age of seventy-six on Saturday, August 21, 2010. The Sheahan family has been attending Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in Monroe, Connecticut, for the past twenty-eight years. The Sheahan family is indeed a mainstay of Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel.
We offer our personal condolences to Mr. Sheahan's widow, Mrs. June Williams Sheahan, who leads the Holy Rosary on First Saturdays every month following the 8:00 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, and to each of his children and grandchildren, five of whom are Lucy's schoolmates at Saint Dominic Academy. We assure Mrs. Sheahan and her family of our prayers for her late husband's immortal soul and for their own needs at this time.
Here is a link to the Obituary for John R. Sheahan, which includes information about the Requiem Mass to be offered by His Excellency Bishop Robert Fidelis McKenna, O.P., at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in Monroe, Connecticut, at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 25, 2010, the Feast of Saint Louis IX, King of France.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
August 22 Republished Article
Republished: Two Last Chances
Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that heart that was pierced with Seven Swords of Sorrow during the Life of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus was formed out of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These twin hearts of matchless love suffered as one and they beat as one while on earth and they have beat as one in Heaven since Our Lady was Assumed there body and soul after her death.
Our Lady's Immaculate Heart was unstained by Original Sin or Actual Sins. The Immaculate Heart of the Mother of God, therefore, was capable of a purity of love of God and of her fellow men that is almost indescribable. Our Lady's Most Pure, Most Holy Heart despises the sins that caused her Divine Son to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death but at the same time is full of a perfect and completely pure maternal compassion for erring sinners such as you and me.
Our Lord, showing us His infinite compassion for us erring sinners, has sent us His Most Blessed Mother to provide us with her maternal assistance to get home to Heaven as members of His true Church founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope. We have been given the Rosary, the Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel, the Miraculous Medal, and the Green Scapular through her loving hands, through which flow the graces won for us by the shedding of Our Lord's Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross. Her apparition to Juan Diego and the miraculous image of herself she left on his tilma helped to convert millions of Indians to the true Faith in the Americas. Our Lady ratified Pope Pius IX's solemn proclamation of her Immaculate Conception by proclaiming herself to Saint Bernadette Soubirous to be the Immaculate Conception on March 25, 1858. And Our Lady's appearance in the Cova da Iria from May 13, 1917, to October 13, 1917, gave us Heaven's Peace Plan, one that runs through her Immaculate Heart.
We must endeavor at all times to fulfill, as far as we are able in this time of apostasy and betrayal, Our Lady's Fatima Message in our own lives, especially by praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit and by living penitentially as the consecrated slaves of her Divine Son through her own Immaculate Heart. The era of apostasy and betrayal will end when the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is made manifest. We can play our roles, small though they may be, in helping to bring about this triumph. What are we waiting for?
Today is the twenty-fourth anniversary of the episcopal consecration of His Excellency Bishop Robert F. McKenna, O.P., at the hands of Bishop Guerard des Lauriers, O.P., in Raveau, France. A blessed anniversary to His Excellency. We thank him for all that he has done for Holy Mother Church and for us.
A blessed Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to you all.
(Yes, another new article is in the works.)
August 21 Article
Oil's Not Well (or Gone!)
Another new article. (I'll get to Nancy Pelosi in a few days.)
Please remember that today is the Ninth Saturday in
Bishop McKenna's 2010 Rosary Crusade. We meditate today today on the virtue of Love of the Cross as we meditate upon the Fourth Sorrowful Mystery, Our Lord's Carrying of the Holy Cross on the Via Dolorosa to Calvary. Suffering is our path to Heaven. We must indeed embrace it with joy, understanding that we need to make reparation for our own sins and to help make reparation for those of others, including the poor, suffering souls in the Church Suffering in Purgatory.
Finally, there is a
DECLARATION TO THE CATHOLIC FAITHFUL that Bishop McKenna has, in all humility as a servant of truth, made that is now posted on the website of Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel. The Declaration concerns a man who turns out not to be a priest after all, "Abbot" Ryan St. Anne (aka Randell Stocks, aka Ryan Scott).
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, pray for us.
August 19 Article
Still Trying to Make Everyone Happy Except God Himself
Timothy Dolan today. Nancy Pelosi tomorrow. Another short article. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint John Eudes, pray for us. (This is really part two of yesterday's brief article. I will try to have part three tomorrow.)
August 18 Article
Another new and very, very, very, very, very brief article. Brevity is the byword on this site now. Don't you love it? I written all of the long articles that I think I need to write for the foreseeable future. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Agapitus, pray for us.
August 17 Article
Revised: Compare and Contrast
Today is the Feast of Saint Hyacinth, O.P., the great Apostle of the Northland and one of the first members of the Order of Preachers founded by Saint Dominic de Guzman. Saint Hyacinth's great zeal for souls and his desire to convert pagans out of their diabolical superstitions into the true Faith, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order. Saint Hyacinth, who had such a great and abiding love for Our Lady, who favored him with apparitions, stands in quite a contrast with Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, who praises the very false religions that Saint Hyacinth--and every other Catholic missionary--sought to eradicate from the face of the earth by seeking the unconditional conversion of their adherents to the false religion. The difference between Saint Hyacinth's fidelity and Ratzinger/Benedict's apostasy is stark. It is right there in black and white for all who have the grace to see. See four yourself. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Hyacinth, pray for us. (An update on the procedure yesterday is appended to the end of this revised article. A new article is in the works. Look for that article later today or tomorrow.)
August 16 Articles
Republished: Fatherly Affection, Eternal Orientation
Saint Joachim, the father of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God and the Mediatrix of All Graces, knew the contempt that would be visited upon His Divine Grandson, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, sent himself into voluntary exile after he was denounced by a priest of the Old Dispensation for not producing a child after twenty years of marriage to his wife, our good Saint Anne. He was visited by an angel, who reminded him of the fact that Abraham's wife, Sarah, did not conceive a child until she was ninety years old, telling him that his wife, Saint Anne, would conceive a daughter named Mary, who would be the Mother of God.
Saint Joachim and Saint Anne brought their daughter to the Temple when she was three years ago, giving their long-awaited child back to the good God Who had given them to her so that she could be the Mother of their own Saviour, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This should teach us to do everything possible to foster vocations to the priesthood and the consecrated religious life among our children, so that we can give them back to God so as to yield a spiritual bounty of souls in His service, especially in this time of apostasy and betrayal. Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us!
Listen to the Inconsequential Sounds of Naturalism
Another brief article on naturalism. Yes, it's really brief.
Today, the Feast of Saint Joachim, is the first anniversary of the death of Mr. Frank Cekada, the father of Father Anthony Cekada. Please do remember the immortal soul of Mr. Cekada in your prayers as we do every day ourselves. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Please also to continue the remember the immortal soul of the late Denis E. Dillon in your prayers (see yesterday's afternoon update for details).
August 15 Articles and Afternoon Notice on the Death of Denis E. Dillon, R.I.P.
Republished: Taking Her Rightful Place
Today is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She who was conceived without stain of Original Sin and who committed no Actual Sins in her life did not have to have her body undergo the corruption of the grave. Separated physically from her Divine Son after His Ascension into Heaven on Ascension Thursday, although she received Him in Holy Communion, Our Lady was Assumed body and soul into Heaven to plead for us with her Divine Son as the Queen of Heaven and of Earth, the Queen to whom every man must pledge his heart's oblation, the Queen whom every nation must honor publicly with Rosary Processions. Our Lady wants us to be in Heaven with her for all eternity. She wants our bodies to rise up incorrupt and glorious from the grave on the Last Day at the General Judgment of the Living and Dead so that our bodies can be reunited with our souls for all eternity in the glory of Heaven. We need to ask her to help us make such perfect reparation for our sins in this passing, mortal vale of tears that we will pay the debt of what we our for our sins now rather than in the fires of Purgatory. We need to ask her to help us to be serious about seeking sanctity as the consecrated slaves of her Divine Son through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. What are we waiting for? A blessed Feast of the Assumption to you all.
Intramurals Time for Americanists
Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus goes this way and that way about the proposed "Cordoba Community Center" in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York, New York. Although I have written about this "community center" recently in What Commandments, part two, this article focuses on the reigning caesar's recent remarks as various groups of Americanists battle with each other about the "wisdom" of the proposed "community center" as they attempt to respect the falsehood of "religious liberty." I will have more to write on this subject later this week if all goes well with my medical procedure tomorrow, August 16, 2010, the Feast of Saint Joachim.
Afternoon Notice: It is with sadness that I have learned of the death of one of the longest-serving district attorneys in the history of the United States of America, Denis E. Dillon, who served as the District Attorney of the County of Nassau, New York, from January 1, 1975, to December 31, 2005. Mr. Dillon was seventy-six years of age at the time of his death this morning on the Feast of Our Lady's Assumption into Heaven. He had suffered from lymphoma off and on since the early-1990s.
A lifelong Democrat who was spent his early years in the Woodlawn section of the Borough of the Bronx in the City of New York, New York, which native New Yorkers know to be an enclave of Irish-Americans. Mr. Dillon graduated from Fordham University in 1956 before going to Fordham Law School at night while working during the day as a police officer of the City of New York Police Department. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division under then United States Attorney General Robert Francis Kennedy, enforcing desegregation orders in Mississippi at one point. Mr. Dillon moved his wife and two young daughters to Nassau County, where he challenged longtime District Attorney William Cahn, who had got caught up in charges of overbilling the county for various expenses, in 1974.
Upset with the Democratic Party's support for baby-killing, Mr. Dillon was nominated by the Right to Life Party of the State of New York in 1986 for the office of Governor of the State of New York. I was nominated to be his lieutenant governor running mate. We knew that we were not going to defeat the incumbent governor, Mario Matthew Cuomo, and his running mate, then United States Representative Stanley Lundine. Mr. Dillon saw the issue of baby-killing as a human rights issue; I saw my own candidacy as the means to defend the truth of the primacy of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural as the foundation of a just social order and to remind Mario Cuomo that a Catholic cannot segregate his supposedly "private views" from his duties as a public servant. The former must inform the latter.
Although I had some major disagreements with Mr. Dillon, who became a Republican in 1989, in 1998 and thereafter, I recall with fondness and gratitude the years of our friendship. On behalf of Sharon and Lucy, I offer our heartfelt condolences to his widow, Mrs. Anne Dillon, and to her daughters, Barbara and Alice Marie, and all of Mr. Dillon's other relatives. We will have a Mass offered for the repose of Mr. Dillon's immortal soul, and assure his family that will remember his soul and their needs at this time of grief and loss in our daily prayers, especially in our family Rosary.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
A brief synopsis of Mr. Dillon's years of public service can be found at Former Nassau County DA Denis Dillon Dead at 76.
August 14 Article
Coming Soon? Vacancies in Local Chancery Offices?
Another new and very brief article. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Eusebius, pray for us.
Please continue to pray for the reader of this site who has defied her doctors' expectations that she would die within two to fourteen days. That estimate was offered twenty days ago now. A true priest has informed me that she will be released from a facility in a few days. He will give her the Sacrament of Extreme Unction again this coming Thursday, August 19, 2010. Please continue to pray for her as she is failing and is not expected to live much longer.
There are so many other truly suffering souls out there, including one I spoke to yesterday whose own physical condition appears to be worsening a bit. Whatever it is that God in His ineffable mercy and justice is permitting me to undergo at this time pales into absolute insignificance when one considers the enormity of the true suffering that veritable victim-souls have to endure for victims before their deaths as they continue their work valiantly in behalf of Holy Mother Church and thus for the honor and glory of the Most Blessed Trinity.
Indeed, I learned quite a lesson when hospitalized during most of January and February of 1968 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in the City of New York, New York, prior to and after my spinal fusion surgery on February 14, 1968, when viewing the scores and scores of young people (I was sixteen years, three months old by the time I was discharged from the hospital on February 25, 1968) who were in far, far worse conditions that I was at the time. I learned another lesson about the enormity of cancer when my own mother was hospitalized at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, Texas, from February 1, 1982, until the day of her death, March 18, 1982 (she was flown via air ambulance from Pearland, Texas, to Corpus Christi, Texas, which is where she had grown up during her adolescent days and where she wanted to die, doing so within hours after arriving at Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi). Floor after floor after floor of cancer patients in various conditions and undergo various treatments had my mouth agape in disbelief. It is one thing to pray for the suffering. It is quite another to see the suffering in person.
Thus it is that I ask you to keep all of the truly suffering souls out there, especially those with serious chronic conditions who might be close to death, in your prayers every day without fail. Everything we have is a gift from God, including any degree of sickness as it is the means by which we can help to make reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for our sins and those of the whole world. And our praying for the suffering helps to build up the bonds of the Communion of Saints as we provide for others, especially those who are unconscious or are in such great pain that it is difficult for them to pray for themselves, what they cannot do for themselves!
Pray. Fast. Withdraw more from the world. Eschew human respect. Have a love of contempt, which is, after all, the Virtue that we are to meditate upon today in the Eighth Saturday of
Bishop McKenna's 2010 Rosary Crusade, concentrating on The Crowning of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with thorns.
August 12 Article
Creating Ever More "Traditions" That Come From Hell
Another brief article. Once again, however, I am incapable at this point of writing more than letting you know that it is being posted. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Clare of Assisi, pray for us.
I do, however, want a brief word of thanks once again to the truly generous souls who responded with such great magnanimity to make it possible for us to pay for that exorbitantly expensive CT scan. I have no strength to write much more than this. Continue to pray. I will try to give a brief update later on today. Thank you for your prayers and your generosity! Thank you also for easing up on the e-mails as I really don't have time or the strength to do much on the computer these days. All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you. Save souls! (A brief update on my own situation has been provided in an appendix at the end of today's brief article. Brevity seems to be the byword these days!)
August 10 Article
Ho Hum Yet Again
A very brief article. I do not have the physical strength to write anything more. I need to go to sleep.
Our continued thanks to those who have made it possible to come within $200 of paying that ridiculously expensive CT scan in total. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and asking your continued prayers to Christ the King through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Lawrence the Deacon, pray for us.
August 9 Republished Article
Republished: Serving Souls to the Point of Death
Although I have been working on a new article that I had hoped to have posted by now, my notebook computer upon which most of my articles are written and from which most of my articles are posted was attacked by several internet viruses on Friday, August 6, 2010. Working now on a desktop computer that was given to us by the same generous person who worked so assiduously with this computer dunderhead to transform this site into one that was subscription-based, an effort that failed solely because of my own utter and complete lack of mastery of computer codes and language, I have been unable to access the server upon which this site is hosted because of access problems that were beyond my control. Ah, penance is better than ever in 2010. All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you. Save souls!
You will have to settle for this republished article in honor of Saint John Mary Vianney. I should have that new article, yes, another brief one for those of you who like the briefer articles, by tomorrow morning as my new approach of not trying to produce articles for the sake of getting them posted as soon as possible is followed with rigor.
Finally, I do want to thank those of you who have been so kind as to respond to the appeal made on Friday, August 6, 2010, to assist us in the payment of that horrifically expensive bill for the CT scans that I underwent on Monday, August 2, 2010. We are just six hundred dollars short of being able to pay for the entire amount of the those CT scans. I thank those of you who have responded and pray that a few more will do so. I should have the final results of those CT scans within a few hours. This past week has certainly been one of patient prayer as we have been awaiting those final results!
Thank you for your prayers. The new article should appear tomorrow, the Feast of Saint Lawrence the Deacon.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint John Mary Vianney, pray for us. Saint Lawrence the Deacon, pray for us.
August 6 Articles
Singing A Bit Off Key For Caesar's Liking
This is another brief article, perhaps less than two pages in length. It deals the overwhelming approval of Proposition C by Missouri voters on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, the Feast of the Finding of the Body of Saint Stephen the Protomartyr. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Although my initial estimate of final confirmation vote tally of United States Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America was off by four votes (I estimated a final vote total of "something around" 67-33; the final vote total yesterday, Thursday, August 5, 2010, the Feast of Our Lady of the Snow, was 63-37), the point that I made in
As New Dog and Pony Shows Come To Town, part one remains valid: those who were seeking to "defeat" the Kagan's nomination were wasting there time by sending out histrionic e-mails to "alert" people that a woman who worked for two pro-death judges and two pro-death presidents was a "danger" to the republic. The outcome was never in doubt, only the final vote total. Pray more Rosaries, my good friends.
Republished: To Be Transfigured In All Glory
Today is the great Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Mount Thabor in the presence of the Apostles Peter, James and John and in the company of Moses and Elias. God the Father repeated the proclamation that He had made as His Co-Equal Son made Flesh in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb was baptized by His cousin, Saint John the Baptist in the Jordan River prior to the assumption of His Public Ministry, "This is My beloved Son, hear yet Him."
Our Lord was transfigured in the glory that He shared with the God the Father and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in Heaven in order to show forth His Sacred Divinity to Saints Peter, the first Pope, Saint James, the first Bishop of Jerusalem and the first of the Apostles to be martyred, and Saint James's brother, Saint John, the beloved Apostle and the Apostle of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, to help console them during the events of His Passion and Death.
It is our goal to be transfigured in glory for all eternity in Heaven. The only path to the heavenly Mount Thabor, however, is by climbing atop Mount Calvary every day of our lives, willingly bearing our crosses in reparation for our sins and those of the world as we offer whatever merit we gain for the patient and joyful endurance of these crosses to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Indeed, our climb to Heaven by ascending first to Mount Calvary is signified every day a true bishop or a true priest completes the prayers at the foot of the altar and ascends the three steps (mystically symbolic of the Thee Persons of the Most Blessed Trinity and of the three stages of the interior life) to the altar itself. If we desire to be transfigured in all glory in Heaven we must, therefore, be willing to be shamed and humiliated by the the ignominy associated with the Holy Cross.
The glories of Heaven are worth such temporary shame and humiliation and ignominy, are they not? May Our Lady, who awaits us in the heavenly Mount Thabor and intercedes for us from there, help us to ascend to Mount Calvary every day in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass so that we can keep her company at the foot of the Cross every day our lives as a a preparation for spending all eternity in the glories of Heaven with her and Saint Joseph and all of the angels and the saints.
A blessed Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to you all.
We want to express our congratulations to our good friend, Mr. Matthew D. Hardin, on the second anniversary of his reception into the Catholic Church at the hands of His Excellency Bishop Daniel L. Dolan.
Finally, I have had to update that Donations page one more time in an effort to raise money to pay the balance of the bill for the emergency CT scan on Monday that my doctors had ordered. What's the worse that can happen? More people will make fun of me? We entrust all in this regard to Our Lady of Good Success and to Saint Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church and the Protector of the Faithful.
August 5 Update
There is no need to reinvent the wheel, especially when one has little strength to do so!
The decision rendered yesterday, Wednesday, August 4, 2010, by a judge, Vaughn R. Walker, sitting on the United States District Court for Northern California, in the case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger overturning the ban on "marriage" between people of the same gender in the State of California, is one hundred thirty-eight pages of pure sophistry and emotionalism without any kind of foundation in authentic jurisprudence founded upon the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as these have been entrusted by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to the teaching authority of His Catholic Church for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication. Alas, sophistry and emotionalism must prevail in a world gone mad by the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen wrought by the Protestant Revolt the rise of the welter of the organized forces of naturalism that can be referred to as Judeo-Masonry.
Judge Vaughn R. Walker's decision in the case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger is very similar to the decision rendered by Judge Joseph Tauro of the United States District Court for Massachusetts in the case of
Gill v. United States Office of Personnel Management and Massachusetts v. the United States Department of Health and Human Services on July 8, 2010, that held that the United States Defense of Marriage of Act violated the inherent right of the states to regulate marriage according to the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. Although the decision by Judge Tauro focused on states' rights while the decision by Judge Walker focused on the due process and equal protection of the laws provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States of America, both are efforts to claim that the "marriage" between persons of the same gender engaged in perverse acts in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments can and must be permitted under cover of the civil law.
There is no need to reinvent the wheel on this one, though. Just re-read
No Room In The Big Tent For Catholics,
Meathead Meets Meathead, and
Do You Hear The People Sing?.That should keep you busy for a a little while!
I will, however, write an original article, probably a brief one, about the plebiscite that was held on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, in the State of Missouri in which voters approved a measure, Proposition C, seeking to invalidate that part of the unconstitutional and immoral ObamaCare statist take-over of national health care that requires individuals to purchase health insurance under penalty of Federal law. Seventy-one percent of the nearly 939,000 Missourians who voted approved this proposition.
Although The New York Times reported on the matter, the story was buried in other news outlets. What? The people are singing the wrong tune now? Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus is not beloved by the masses? The Alinsky method of bullying and "isolating" the enemy is not working? Look for that brief article tomorrow, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ atop Mount Thabor, along with a republished article on the feast itself.
Our Lady of the Snow, pray for us.
August 4 Articles
What Commandments, part two
The articles may be coming at a vastly reduced rate now. They may be a whole lot shorter than they used be (I have written many long, long articles on the same themes repeatedly, you do know, of course). I promised to keep up with my writing as my strength permits. Well, here is a new article, one that deals with all of the hubbub and commotion about that proposed mosque at the former site of the World Trade Center's twin towers in the lower part of the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York, New York, that is now referred to as "Ground Zero." It's a very short article. Sure, it deals with a familiar topic, the logical, downward spiral of the heresy of "religious liberty." Repetition is, after all, the mother or learning. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Dominic de Guzman, O.P., pray for us.
Revised: With Our Lady's Weapon Held High
Saint Dominic de Guzman had such great zeal for souls from his earliest days in seminary. As is well known, it was a conversation with an innkeeper in the Albigensian stronghold of Toulouse, France, changed the whole direction of his priesthood as he sought to win back souls from the darkness of an early forerunner of Calvinism, Albigensianism. Our Lady, sent by her Divine Son out of the ineffable Mercy that He has in His Most Sacred Heart, which was formed out of her own Immaculate Heart, to bring back the lost sheep (and not to beat up on the sheep when their souls are sorely distressed) out of the new form of Manicheanism that had arisen in southern France, gave Saint Dominic her Most Holy Rosary to the be the weapon to crush the Albigensian heresy. Saint Dominic de Guzman used the weapon of Our Lady's Mos Holy Rosary very well and taught others how to do so.
Every Catholic, of course, owes a great deal to Saint Dominic, who walked between southern France and Rome several times during his life--and who accompanied two of the first Dominicans, Saints Hyacinth and his brother, Saint Ceslaus, on the first leg of their trip in Italy back to Krakow before he, Saint Dominic, had to turn back.
Although there are only a handful of true Dominicans still left today, starting with our dear friend, His Excellency Bishop Robert Fidelis McKenna, O.P., the Dominican spirit of great love for Our Lady and her Most Holy Rosary should beat with great fervor within our hearts, consecrated as they must be to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
This is a day of great celebration, and we want to express our best wishes for a blessed patronal feast day to Bishop McKenna and the Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to all lay Dominicans of the Third Order of Penance for their fidelity to the Faith during this time of apostasy and betrayal and for the unswerving devotion to Our Lady and her Most Holy Rosary.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Dominic de Guzman and all of the Dominican saints, pray for us.
Please see the link for the Novena to Saint Philomena, which began yesterday, below under the August 3 posting. Thank you.
August 3 Update and Novena in preparation for the Feast of Saint Philomena
Here is a Novena, composed by Saint John Mary Vianney, to our dear Wonderworker, Saint Philomena. The Novena begins tonight, August 3, 2010, and runs through August 11, 2010.
Prayer for Each Day during the Novena.
O Glorious Virgin and Martyr, beloved of God, Saint Philomena! I rejoice with thee in the power which God gave thee for the glory of His Name, for the edification His Church, and to reward the merits of thy life and death. I rejoice to see thee so great, so pure, so generous, so faithful to Jesus Christ, and to His Gospel, and so splendidly rewarded in Heaven, and on earth. Attracted by thy example to the practice of solid virtue full of hope at the sight of thy recompense granted to thy merits. I resolve to follow thee in avoiding all evil and in fully obeying what God commands. Help me, O great Saint by thy powerful intercession. Obtain for me particularly, a purity inviolable forever, a strength of soul always invincible in every kind of assault, a generosity which denies no sacrifice to God, and a love as strong as death for the Faith of Jesus Christ, for the Holy Roman Church and for Our Holy Father, the Father of all the Faithful, the Shepherd of shepherds and of their flocks, the Vicar of Jesus Christ over all the world.
With all the fervor of my soul, I implore these graces from thee, and, in addition, I ask these other benefits from thee with equal confidence in obtaining them through thy powerful intercession. (Here tell Saint Philomena what you need, with simplicity, confidence and humility).
Surely that God so good for Whom thou didst give thy blood and thy life that God so good Who is so generous to thee and through thy mediation, so generous with gifts and favors to us, that God so good Who has loved me even unto dying for me, even unto giving me Himself under the Eucharistic appearances, surely He will never be deaf to thy prayers, nor to my appeals, unless it be that He Himself is in some different way seeking to do me good. Full of confidence, I place all my trust in Him and in thee. Amen
For the exercises recommended for each day of this Novena please go to Novena, which has been circulated by the Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success in Wisconsin, is found on website administered by the Universal Living Rosary Association. Saint Philomena, pray for us! Saint Stephen the Protomartyr, pray for us.
Finally, I ask for your prayers for Mrs. Barbara Burgess, a very good friend of ours who opens her house to Father Benedict Hughes, CMRI, and Father Bernard Mary Welp, CMRI, for the offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass twice a month on Saturday mornings in Rhode Island. Mrs. Burgess suffered a mild heart attack on Friday, July 30, 2010, and had a heart catheterization yesterday thereafter. Please pray for her complete and expeditious recovery, asking as well a few continued prayers for yours truly as the preliminary results of yesterday's examinations remain inconclusive and require more tests to be done. All to thee Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you. Save souls!
I am working on the next article. Thanks for your continued patience.
August 2 Republished Article
Republished: Giving Us What For
Today, apart from the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, is the Commemoration of the great Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, the Patron of Moral Theologians. It was over two years ago now that I recorded each of the Sunday sermons of Saint Alphonsus for the "Save Thy Souls" section of Traditional Catholic Sermons.org. It was a very sobering experience as I recognized that Saint Alphonsus was speaking directly to me, condemning my sins and my lukewarmness. Ouch. He certainly gave me what for, and I am grateful that he did so.
Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, the founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists), was particularly emphatic in teaching us that we must avoid sins of human respect. That is, we can show no partiality or favoritism to those in power if they are doing things that put the temporal or, more important, the eternal welfare into jeopardy. This applies to the likes of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, who blasphemes God on a regular basis, and to most of his "bishops," men who believe that the sheep are their enemies and that they can stonewall and intimidate the sheep into remaining silent about real and documented abuses of power and real and documented violations of the integrity of the Holy Faith:
And when there is question of the divine honour, we should not be frightened by the dignity of the man who offends God; let us say to him openly: This is sinful; it cannot be done. Let us imitate the Baptist, who reproved King Herod for living his brother's wife and said to him: "It is not lawful for thee to have her"--Matt., xiv. 4. Men indeed shall regard us as fools, and turn us into derision; but, on the day of judgment they shall acknowledge that they have been foolish, and we have shall have the glory of being numbered among the saints. They shall say: "These are they whom we had some time in derision. . . . . We fools esteemed their life madness, and their end without honour. Behold how they are numbered among the children of God, and their lot is among the saints"--Wis., v. 3, 4, 5. (Sixth Sunday After Easter: On Human Respect.)
Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, pray for us.
Part two of the article posted on Saturday may not get posted for a while. Another medical test is being run today at some point to examine some possible complications that may have arisen with the diverticulitis. Your prayers would be most appreciated. Thank you.
All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you. Save souls.
July 31 Articles
What Commandments?, part one
Although my "shelf life" expired while I was writing this brief article, which is nothing earthshaking as it is simply another effort on my part to explain what happens in a world where men and their nations reject the Social Reign of Christ the King and of Mary our Immaculate Queen, I wanted to post it to assure the great multitudes out there in cyberspace that work does indeed continue, only at a slower pace and with much shorter articles. Part two of this article should appear, God willing and Our Lady interceding, in a few days. I thank you for your patience and for your prayers at this time.
Revised: In the Company of Jesus
Today is the Feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. Saint Ignatius laid down his military armor in front of an image of Our Lady in the Benedictine monastery in Montserrat, Spain, on the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25, 1522, becoming a soldier in the army of Christ the King. Saint Ignatius of Loyola was always in the "company of Jesus," always seeking to advance the cause of the Holy Faith.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola attracted men of character and determination of purpose right from the beginning, men who were serious about retarding the advances of the Protestant Revolution and seeking the conversion of pagans in far away lands. The devil hated this good work of the Society of Jesus, which he why he sought to corrupt the sons of Saint Ignatius in the Twentieth Century by means of the various propositions of Modernism. We need to pray to Saint Ignatius and his company of Jesuit saints in Heaven, each of whom was so tenderly devoted to the Mother of God, to help us to be as brave and faithful and gallant as they were in defending the Sacred Honor of Christ the King and of Mary our Immaculate Queen. Our Lady of the Society of Jesus, pray for us. Saint Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us.
July 29 Note
A Brief Note
This brief note, revised slightly since its original posting in light of the inconclusive nature of the results of a few tests, explains why articles will become scarcer on this site. Original writing will continue, although at a vastly reduced rate. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Martha, pray for us.
Saints Felix II, Simplicius, Faustinus, and Beatrice, pray for us.
Finally, I have changed the PayPal links on this page and the little used Donations page (hey, I may be living in Connecticut, but I will be wise-cracking New Yorker until the day I die--and some of you who do not have or may have lost your sense of humor will just have to live that fact) to reflect my new e-mail address as I have canceled the Droleskey@Christorchaos.com e-mail address and am attempting to cancel the Droleskey@juno.com e-mail address (if I can ever get the "off-shore" customer service representatives from United Online to cancel the account, that is).
July 26 Article and Midday Request for Prayers
Revolutions Have Consequences, part two
Another relatively short article. This one contains a number of links to recent articles about conciliarism on this site that readers might want to bookmark on their computers for ready reference (or maybe not!). This article, which concludes this brief two-part series, focuses on the conciliar revolution's embrace of the spirit of the "world" that has caused even many traditionally-minded Catholics to lose all sense of how immodest attire offends Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. May we keep each other in our prayers despite the problems of the present times, invoking this day and every day the patronage of the mother of the Mother of God, Good Saint Anne, who would have preferred death to see the fairest flower of her race dressed as some Catholics dress (or undress, as the case may be) their daughters for public display. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us. Good Saint Anne, pray for us.
The next article? Keep checking. Just keep checking. Thank you.
Midday Update: I have just been informed by a fully traditional priest that a longtime reader of this site, a woman who has been very generous to us with prayers and with her donations, has been given two to fourteen days to live. We have known that our friend, who has been battling cancer for some time now, had only a short time to live. We were not aware that she was this close to death.
It is a great grace from God to be able to prepare well for the moment of one's death. The priest who telephoned me this morning will be administering the Sacrament of Extreme Unction to our friend within the next day. Although I am not at liberty at this time to use our friend's name publicly, I ask the readers of this site to join the three of us in the Droleskey family in praying to Our Lady and Saint Joseph for a good, holy, sacramentally-provided death for a truly valiant woman who loves the Catholic Faith with all of her generous heart, which has been so closely united to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Please also join us in praying the Three Very Beautiful Prayers for the Dying for our friend!
Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us. Saint Joseph, Patron of the Dying, pray for us. Saint Anne, pray for us.
July 25 Article
An Interview With Father Joven Soliman
It was a year ago today, the Feast of Saint James the Greater, that Father Joven Soliman, who was ordained to the holy priesthood by Bishop Bernard Fellay, the Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X, on July 11, 1998, ceased mentioning the name of "Benedict XVI" in the Canon of the Mass. Although Father Soliman had granted an interview that was granted to Brother Pio Francis of the now defunct Sede Vacante website that had been published as well in The Four Marks earlier this year (Father Soliman's Four Marks Interview), he was kind enough to take time out of his busy pastoral schedule to answer questions that I posed for him a few weeks ago. It just happened to work out in God's Holy Providence that Father Soliman completed answering my questions yesterday, allowing me to format them and publish them on the Feast of Saint James the Greater. Our Lady of Mercies, pray for us. Saint James the Greater, pray for us. Saint Christopher, pray for us.
Part two of "Revolutions Have Consequences" should be published sometime tomorrow, Monday, July 26, 2010, the feast of good Saint Anne.
Finally, I ask for your prayers for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Marcie Gauvin, a valiant and generous Catholic lady who died yesterday, July 24, 2010, the Vigil of the Feast of Saint James and the Commemoration of Saint Christina (and of our beloved Saint Francis Solano, after whom the late Father Francis Solanus Casey, O.F.M., Cap. after taken his religious name), at the age of ninety-one years old in Massachusetts. Mrs. Gauvin generously made her house in Lawrence, Massachusetts available to Father Peter Lemay so that Holy Mass could be offered there on Monday mornings until she was forced into an "assisted living facility" three years ago. Father Lemay, I am informed, will offer her Requiem Mass sometime this coming week.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
July 23 Article
Revolutions Have Consequences, part one
There is no need to keep beating the dead conciliar horse repeatedly. A few more whacks are necessary now and again. This article contains a few of those whacks. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Apollinaris, pray for us. Saint Liborius, pray for us.
As I noted in a recent article, there is really no need to keep reinventing the wheel by writing anew on themes that I have covered hundreds of times on this site. The ethics report issued by a subcommittee of the Ethics Committee of the United States House of Representatives concerning Representative Charles B. Rangel (D-New York), a pro-abortion Catholic who is also a Freemason while remaining in "good standing" in the conciliar structures. I wrote about this in March. There is no need to revisit or to rewrite
Becoming What They Once Opposed.
July 21 Article
Memo To Lindsey Graham
This is a very brief article, which deals with the vote cast yesterday, Tuesday, July 20, 2010, on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary by United States Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), who is ostensibly "pro-life," of course, to approve the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Graham explained his decision by stating that he found he to be "qualified," adding that he could not vote against her because of any "disagreements" he might have with her. Disagreements? Try violating the law of God. Read on. It's a short article. Send to Senator Graham, if you would like. It's for him, after all. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Praxedes, pray for us.
The first Sunday offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Holy Mass took place three days ago, that is, on Sunday, July 18, 2010, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Camillus de Lellis, at Saint Albert the Great Roman Catholic Church in Fairfield, Ohio. This church building will serve as permanent home for the Confraternity of Saint Albert the Great.
Many graces were sent to Father Markus Ramolla and those who are assisting him so selflessly to make possible their entry into what is now a Catholic Church building where the ineffable Sacrifice of the Cross can be re-presented in an unbloody manner an an altar whose purchase was miraculous in and of itself. The Confraternity of Saint Albert the Great can now provide the King of Kings in His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament a fitting place to be reserved for their acts of adoration. The spirit of the people after Holy Mass was a joyous one, Father Ramolla told me on Sunday.
Please join us in offering prayers of thanksgiving for the great graces given to Father Ramolla and the Confraternity of Saint Albert the Great. You may view photographs of that first Sunday Mass as well as Father Ramolla's words of appreciation in his July 18, 2010, Sunday bulletin by going to St. Albert the Great website and following the appropriate buttons and/or links. Saint Albert the Great, pray for us. And let us continue to pray for everyone, especially those from we we might be estranged at the present time, during the era of apostasy and betrayal. Saint Camillus de Lellis, who reconciled so many of the estranged before they died, pray for us.
The next article? Maybe tomorrow, Thursday, July 22, 2010, the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene. The spirit is quite willing. The body just is not not cooperating very much right now. All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you. Save souls.
July 19 Article
One of Those "Is It Really Necessary To Write This Again" Articles
The title speaks for itself. This article deals with the recent decision of the heretical and schismatic Church of England to "ordain" women as "bishops" with their worthless liturgical rites and the rather blithe reaction to it by the Secretary of the "Pontifical" Council for Unity, "Bishop" Brian Farrell, that contained enough error and misrepresentation of fact to have caused him to be suspended by a true pope or true bishop. Instead, of course, he is echoing the party line of the counterfeit church of conciliarism that considers the false Anglican sect to be a true inheritor of the apostolic mandate that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ gave to the Eleven before He Ascended to His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Father's right hand in glory on Ascension Thursday.
"Is it really necessary to write this again?" Necessary? No. Useful? Yes. One reader commented yesterday that Chastisements Under Which We Must Save Our Souls, part three helped to summarize the apostasy and betrayal that we face and to provide a reiteration of past articles. That's why the articles keep being produced, although at a much slower pace now, and why I will endeavor, God willing and Our Lady interceding, to produce as my physical health and energy permit. Thank you for your patience with the slower pace of articles this month.
Saint Vincent de Paul and all of the Saints of the Congregation of the Mission, including Saint Catherine Laboure, Saint Louise de Marillac, and Saint John Gabriel Perboyre, pray for us.
July 17 Update
The next original article on this site should appear tomorrow, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Camillus de Lellis, July 18, 2010. There was an original article, Chastisements Under Which We Must Save Our Souls, part three, posted late yesterday on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. This is, apart from being the feast days of Saint Alexius in the Roman Rite and Blessed Ceslaus, O.P., in the Traditional Dominican Rite, the Feast of the Martyrs of Compiegne in the Traditional Carmelite Rite. An article devoted to these brave women who did not make any kind of "reconciliation" with the "principles of the new era inaugurated in 1789" should appear by Monday, July 19, 2010, the Feast of Saint Vincent de Paul. This is also the feast day of the Humility of Mary.
July 16 Articles, including afternoon posting of a new article
Shielding Us With Her Love and Care
Part three of my current series is still being written. I expect to have it done by later today, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
As you may recall, Father Denis McMahon's sermon at the Requiem Mass for the late Father Vincent Bowes, O.C.D., last year dealt with the true spiritual significance of the Brown Scapular that Our Lady of Mount Carmel gave to Saint Simon Stock on this day in the year 1251. Here is part of the narrative that I wrote about that sermon in my article about the death and burial of Father Bowes:
As noted before, it was on Mount Carmel that Elias, who was battling King Achab's false ecumenism of worshiping false idols, thereby betraying the true religion of the time, Judaism, by violating the First Commandment, slew the prophets of Baal (3 Kings 18:19-40). Father McMahon.went on to relate that Eliseus, the disciple of Elias, asked for a "double spirit" from his master prior to Elias's being taken up in a fiery chariot (4 Kings 2: 6-13). Elias's mantle fell on Eliseus as he, Elias, was being whisked away in the fiery chariot Elias's mantle was to protect Eliseus from the spirit of false ecumenism that had prevailed on Mount Carmel and was sponsored by the king himself, who as a figure of the Antichrist.
Father McMahon said that it was that same "double spirit" of Elias was given by Our Lady when she gave Saint Simon Stock her Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel on July 16, 1251, as a protection against all spiritual dangers, including the false ecumenism of our own day which so offends God in our day as it offended Him as it was practiced on Mount Carmel when Elias slew the prophets of Baal. False ecumenism makes a mockery of His First Commandment. Father Vincent Joachim of the Holy Family, Father McMahon said, stressed time and time again the importance of the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel as a protection against the false ecumenism of the Modernists that has been practiced with such abandon by the conciliar "popes" and their minions. Father Vincent Bowes, O.C.D., the beloved Father Vincent Joachim of the Holy Family, loved God and he mourned that He was being so offended by men who claimed to be representatives of the Catholic Church on earth.
Father Vincent Joachim of the Holy Family gave God His all in life, being, as Father McMahon noted in his sermon, an especially fierce foe of false ecumenism. Indeed, Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen [whose feast was the day on which this narrative was posted, April 24, 2009] gave up his life at the hands of those wretched Calvinists as he sought to convert them back to the true Faith. Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen believed in an "ecumenism of the return" that has been completely and categorically rejected by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. It simply cannot be that Saint Fidelis and all of the other martyrs who died trying to win Protestants and the Orthodox and Jews and Mohammedans to the true Faith were wrong and Ratzinger/Benedict is correct. Truth is on the side of the martyrs, not the apostates who do not even cry out in anger immediately when one of their "bishops" denies that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died on the wood of the Holy Cross in atonement for our sins. Like Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Father Vincent Bowes, was faithful to the end. (Bookended From Birth to Birth)
We must use the shield of Our Lady of Mount Carmel's Brown Scapular to defend us against all of the attacks of the devil in our lives, especially as we seek to protect ourselves from the contagions of conciliarism, including the insidious lie of false ecumenism.
This great feast today, of course, represents what tremendous love that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has for us by sending us His Most Blessed Mother to give us a sacramental by which we are clothed in the garment of her Brown Scapular, which serves as a particular protection at the moment of death if we have been faithful to all of the conditions of our enrollment. Our Lord has permitted His Most Blessed Mother to give us so many aids to get home to Heaven--the Rosary, the Brown Scapular, the Miraculous Medal, the Green Scapular, devotion to her Immaculate Heart as part of her Fatima Message. We must wear our Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel constantly as we bear witness as best we can that we have been given a loving Mother in Heaven who intercedes for us to live in such a way in this passing, mortal vale of tears that we will always be ready to die and have her pleading for us nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen."
Let us continue to pray for each other and for Holy Mother Church in this time of apostasy and betrayal as we shield ourselves in Our Lady's garment of the Mount Scapular and pray with fervor and devotion her Most Holy Rosary every day.
Chastisements Under Which We Must Save Our Souls, part three
Well, here is the concluding part of the most recent there-part series. This may be a tad bit longer than some of the most recent original articles. Remember, these articles are written with a view to those who will read them long after I ham dead and buried. I want to provide information for readers to considering, recognizing, of course, that they are free to reach their own conclusions. It is, though, still good, I believe, to put together a lot of information in one particular article to provide a ready resource for future reference. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.
July 15 Article
Republished: An Exemplar of Christ the King
As the final part of my current three-part series of articles will not be completed today, although it should be ready for posting by tomorrow morning, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, I do want to honor my own Confirmation patron saint, Saint Henry the Emperor, on his feast day. Saint Henry was a superb exemplar of the Social Reign of Christ the King who sought to foster peace among men by promoting the missionary work of Holy Mother Church in parts of central and eastern Europe near the end of the First Millennium. He knew that Catholicism was the one and only foundation of personal and social order, seeking at all times to honor Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen. May we plead with him this day and every day to help us to see the world more clearly through the eyes of the Catholic Faith as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, He Who is the King of every man and every nation on the face of this earth without any exception whatsoever, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us. Saint Henry the Emperor, pray for us.
There was a new article published late yesterday. It is now time to resume work on the one for tomorrow.
July 14 Article
Chastisements Under Which We Must Save Our Souls, part two
Here is part two of my current series. Part three, the concluding part, will appear tomorrow at some point. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Bonaventure, pray for us.
July 13 Article
Chastisements Under Which We Must Save Our Souls, part one
With apologies for the delay, this article is the first of three parts. Today's installment deals with a general overview of the problems extant in the world as a result of the anti-Incarnational errors of Modernity. Tomorrow's article will continue a review of the issues treated in today's article, which was expanded (and, yes, corrected in spots for typographical errors, several time!). Thursday's article will be a brief review of the problems extant in the world as a result of the errors of Modernity that have been spread by the lords of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Look for the next two parts in the afternoon hours tomorrow and on Thursday.
After having written many lengthy articles on each of these subjects, perhaps it is best to simply review certain basic points now and again. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Pope Saint Anacletus, pray for us.
July 12 Late Evening Update
There will be a new article on this site by tomorrow afternoon. I am working on several projects at the same time, one of which involves an article to be posted later this week. Thank you for your patience.
July 11 Article
Another new--and brief--article. Is this a trend? I don't know. We'll see. This is about the court decision in Federal District Court for Massachusetts that struck down portions of the United States Defense of Marriage Act. While the case must be litigated in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit before making its way upon appeal by losing side there to the Supreme Court of the United States of America, which is almost certain to grant certiorari, I am going reserve extended commentary on the specific constitutional arguments until the oral arguments are made before the justices of the Supreme Court. The purpose of this commentary is to remind readers of this site that this is all utter madness. Define marriage? Hasn't God Himself done this for us? Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Pope Saint Pius I, pray for us.
July 9 Article
Not An Ecumenist Among Them
Although late in the day on July 9, 2010, I am posting this very brief article in honor of the martyrs commemorated in various places today. The martyrs whose lives are so commemorated today shed their blood to give witness to the Catholic Faith. The Martyrs of Gorkum died to effect the return of Calvinists to the true Church. Who says that such a return is unnecessary today? You know the answer to that, which is why this article is brief. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, pray for us. The Martyrs of Gorkum, pray for us.
July 7-8 Article
As New Dog and Pony Shows Come To Town, part four (the end)
Here is the concluding part of a series of articles that began last Friday, July 2, 2010. Given the amount of time taken to complete this series, I am going to take this night, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, off from writing. Look for the next article on this site to appear on Friday, July 9, 2010. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saints Cyril and Methodius, pray for us. Saint Elizabeth of Portugal, pray for us.
Tomorrow, July 8, 2010, is the eighty-third birthday of His Excellency Bishop Robert Fidelis McKenna, O.P. Please join us in praying one set of mysteries of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary for His Excellency on his birthday. We are so very blessed to be profiting from his daily care of the sheep who have flocked to him during this time of apostasy and betrayal. Happy Birthday, Bishop McKenna!
I also want to acknowledge and to thank publicly our generous band of readers who make non-tax-deductible financial gifts to us in the past few days. This has helped us very much to pay needed bills. Thank you for your kindness and generosity to us.
Finally, although I am, despite the need to do so, no longer actively seeking non-tax-deductible financial gifts on this site, asking those of my readers who have the desire and the financial wherewithal to consider this request to send perhaps a small non-tax-deductible gift to Michael Oswalt, the former conciliar presbyter who is now studying for his conditional ordination at Mount Saint Michael's Church in Spokane, Washington. He has no regular source of income. He is working hard in his studies and is doing many things to assist at Mount Saint Michael's. His Excellency Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, the Superior General of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen, will confer the Minor Orders around the time of the Fatima Conference in Spokane this October. Mr. Oswalt should ordained to the Order of Subdeacon in January of 2011.
The story of Michael Oswalt is a story of complete Faith in Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother, of caring for fidelity to the truths of the Holy Faith more than for human respect or earthly prestige and its "career upward mobility." Please support Mr. Oswalt if you have the means to do so:
Mr. Michael Oswalt
Mount St. Michael Church
8500 N. St. Michael’s Rd.
Spokane, WA 99217
July 6 Article
As New Dog and Pony Shows Come To Town, part three
A lot of people are upset that Michael Bransfield, the conciliar "bishop" of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, has praised the late pro-abortion United States Senator Robert C. Byrd, former Ku Klux Klansman and an active Freemason until the very end of his life, upon his death. What's new? Have we forgotten the praise given to the late United States Senator Edward Moore Kennedy, a baptized Catholic, upon his death last year? What's new? Different name. Different religion. Different state. The praise is the same. This article documents the long, long tradition of such praise (and it is, I believe, a long, long article that took me two full days to write). The concluding part of this series, part four, will be published tomorrow or Thursday. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us. Saint Maria Goretti, pray for us.
July 4 Article
As New Dog and Pony Shows Come to Town, part two
Those of you who have been waiting with baited breath for part two of this article need wait no longer. Here it is. (Yes, for the humorless amongst you, this is yet again an attempt at humor, an attempt at poking fun at myself.) It's now past my bedtime. Part three of this article will appear whenever it is completed. Keep checking.
There is no need to belabor the points that I have made in article after article, including
Live By Separation of Church and State? Die By Separation of Church and State and
King George III Is Looking Pretty Good These Days in recent days. Give thanks to God for placing us in the United States of America as we pray to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary in reparation for nation's many sins against God and man (as we do for our own, of course!) and for its conversion to the the Faith, which is the highest form of true love of country that we can express.
Our Lady, patroness of the United States of America under her title of the Immaculate Conception, pray for us and for the conversion of our land to the sweet yoke of the Social Reign of Thy Divine Son, Christ the King.
July 2 Articles (including early evening posting)
As New Dog and Pony Shows Come To Town, part one
Here is the article that I could not complete yesterday evening. It concerns the dog and pony shows that the naturalists use to distract us from their agenda of taking more and more of our legitimate liberties away by increasing the size, scope and power of the Federal government of the United States of America. This an entirely new article, although I discuss themes that I have been the subject of many articles on this site over the years. Part two of this article, which will concentrate on the dog and pony shows of the conciliarists, should be published tomorrow at some point.
Please continue to participate in
Bishop McKenna's 2010 Rosary Crusade.
Today is the magnificent feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to her cousin, Saint Elizabeth, and her preborn Divine Son's preborn Precursor, Saint John the Baptist. This date, July 2, marks the end of the period of Our Lady's Visitation, which began on April 2 (not May 3l as I stupidly wrote in a recent article; I do know better!) lasting until the day after the octave day of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. Our Lady's perfect Charity for her cousin and her Divine Son's Precursor should prompt us to perform the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy at all times, making sure as well to proclaim the Holy Name of Mary, she whom all generations are duty bound to call blessed, as the Mother of God who made possible our salvation by her perfect fiat to the will of God the Father at the Annunciation and who is the Queen of Heaven and on earth, the very Immaculate Conception who prays for us now and at the hour of our deaths.
Father Benedict Baur, O.S.B., writing in The Light of the World, Volume II, put the profundity of this great feast in perspective for us:
The Epistle [in today's Holy Mass] gives us the meaning of this event related in the Gospel. John the Baptist is a type of mankind and of the Church. Christ the bridegroom of our soul, who comes to us through His holy mother. Mary is the intermediary who brings the bridegroom to us, and the sponsor of the compact between Him and our soul. The events related in the Gospel today are repeated continually in the lives of all of us. The Church beholds Mary, the mother of Christ, hastening into the hill country to bring salvation to the Precursor (to us), ad she cries out in joy: "Arise, make haste, my love, my dove, my beautiful one, and come. For winter is now past; . . . the flowers have appeared in our land; . . . the fig tree hath put forth her green figs, the vines in flower yield their sweet smell. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come. . . . Show me thy face, let thy voice sound in my ear" (Epistle). The Lord can hardly wait until He has reached John and us to sanctify us. He is eager to cleanse us from our sins and to sanctify us with His grace, to elevate us to the level of His divine life. He is eager to be with the bridegroom of our soul, and to share His gifts and His grace with us, and to make us the children of God and heirs of His eternal inheritance. But He will do this only through Mary, only through her who brought Him into this world, only through her who is a figure of His Church, only through Mary.
Happy are we who hear His voice in the teachings and doctrines of the Church, and blessed are we if we follow them. "Blessed are though, that thou hast believed." We are blessed through Christ, through the Church. We, too, may well lift our voices each day and exclaim: "Magnificat--My soul doth magnify the Lord; and my spirit hath rejoiced in God, my Savior," who wishes to espouse us in love. He will be espoused to us through baptism and Holy Communion. Through these we shall be united with Him who is our head, and later we shall ascend with Him into heaven to share His glory and power. "My soul doth magnify the Lord."
All this we have received through Mary, the mediatrix of all grace. How precious she should be in our sight, this most gracious virgin who bore a Savior for us. All these blessings we receive through our membership in the Church, through our faith in Christ, through the liturgy of the Church, through the sacraments and the Holy Sacrifice (Father Benedict Baur, O.S.B.,The Light of the World, Volume II, B. Herder Book Company, pp. 428-429.)
A blessed Feast of the Visitation to you all.
The next original article? I'm working on it. I do have a new policy, however: I am going to cease work by 11:00 p.m. if I am not done with a new article. I have made a resolution to quit the business of working into the wee hours of the morning. There have been 143 new articles published thus far this year. I am just going to take a bit longer to produce articles that simply cannot be completed in one day. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
July 1 Republished Article
Republished: The Laver of Our Redemption
Today is the Feast of the Most Precious Blood Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The Most Precious Blood of Jesus is our laver of redemption, as our own sins, each and every single one of them, caused It to be shed during the events of Holy Thursday and Good Friday.
It was the thought of coming into contact with the horror of our sins, the very antithesis of His Sacred Divinity, that caused Our Lord to sweat droplets of His Most Precious Blood in His Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane.
It was our sins that caused the Most Precious Blood of Jesus to be shed so terribly during His cruel scourging at the Pillar.
It was our sins that caused the Most Precious Blood of Jesus to be shed as He was crowned with thorns to mock His Sacred Kingship over men and their nations.
It was our sins that caused the Most Precious Blood of Jesus to continue to be shed from the scourging and the crowning as He walked up the steps to be judged by the Roman procurator, Pontius Pilate. Droplets of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus are still venerated by pilgrims as proceed on their knees up the Sancta Scala in Rome right across from the Basilica di San Giovanni Laterano.
It was our sins that caused the Most Precious Blood to be shed as Our Lord's hands and knees were crucified.
It was our sins that caused the Most Precious Blood of Jesus to be shed unto Its last drop as He hung on the gibbet of the Holy Holy Cross for three hours, flowing in a torrent as Our Lord's wounded side was pierced with the lance of Saint Longinus.
What is It that is poured out onto our souls when they are Absolved by a true priest in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance? The Most Precious Blood of Jesus.
The Most Precious Blood of Jesus strengthens us when we receive It worthily in Holy Communion.
It was the shedding of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus on the wood of the Holy Cross that ratified the New and Eternal Covenant He inaugurated at the Last Supper, thereby obliterating forever the old sacrifices of the blood of bulls and goats and lambs in Temple worship, thus superseding he Old Covenant of the Jews.
We must celebrate this great Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, which was pumped through Our Divine Redeemer's Sacred Body by His Most Sacred Heart, the very font of Mercy, with gratitude that we, sinners who caused It to be shed in torrents under the most unspeakably cruel conditions, are bathed unto our redemption by Its merits. May we never take the Most Precious Blood of Jesus for granted.
Our Lady or the Rosary, pray for us.
Given the very few numbers of people who viewed yesterday's article after it was posted, I will attend to necessary errands today and compose my next article for posting by tomorrow morning, the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
June 30 Article
After experiencing "connection" problems between my computer's software and the server of this website's hosting company that lasted for over fourteen hours before being repaired early this afternoon, I present to you my latest article. It is not on the finding of the icons of the Apostles in the Catacombs of Saint Thecla, a subject that will have to wait for yet another day or so. This article is about the reprimand delivered by the conciliar Vatican to Christoph "Cardinal" Schonborn, the conciliar "archbishop" of Vienna, Austria, for having criticized his fellow Modernist, Angelo "Cardinal" Sodano, the retired Vatican secretary of state. These conciliarists sure do get touchy sometimes. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Paul the Apostle, pray for us. Saint Peter, pray for us. Saint John the Baptist, pray for us. (Caveat: This article contains references to indecent material in a pasted article that must not be read by the young and should be avoided by those who want to do so for very just and understandable reasons.)
June 29 Article
Live By Separation of Church and State? Die By Separation of Church and State
An article that is short and to the point, I believe, but one that took a long time to complete. This is my promised article on the raid conducted by Belgian police that surprised conciliar "bishops" gathered in Mechelen, Belgium, on Thursday, June 24, 2010. The need for rest beckons. Sorry. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Republished: True Popes Never Need to "Convert" to the Faith
In light of this great feast day and the upcoming "extraordinary" chapter of the Society of Saint Pius X, I thought that it might be pertinent to bring to your attention once again the simple truth that there is never any need for a true pope to "convert" to the Catholic Faith. It took me long enough to recognize and accept this fact as I used to encourage readers to pray for the "conversion" of the "pope." I was an idiot. The only difference between then and now is that I am only slightly less an idiot in the eyes of some and remain a complete idiot in the eyes of most. Smile.
Father Francisco Radecki, CMRI, who is an absolute genius at producing instructional CDs and DVD's, ably assisted by several members of his parish, has produced an instructional DVD for the Immemorial Mass of Tradition that I recommend it without hesitation or qualification. It is wonderful. It includes an introductory part explaining the vestments and the parts of the Mass that is printed on the screen and read by articulate school children of Saint Joseph's School in Wayne, Michigan. The principal feature of the DVD is an offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered at Saint Joseph Church in Wayne, Michigan, by Father Benedict Hughes, CMRI, on the Feast of the Dedication of Saint Michael the Archangel, September 29, 2009. The presentation can be viewed with or without subtitles that feature English and Latin language texts for the ordinary and proper of the Mass. Get it. Give it to your friends. The cost is $15.95 plus an additional three dollar charge for shipping.
Where to order? Ah, you ask the most pertinent questions, my few readers. Click right here: St. Joseph's Media. Do it now!
Please join me right now, yes, before you forget, to pray one Hail Mary for Father Francisco Radecki, who is the twin brother of Father Dominic Radecki, CMRI, who co-wrote Tumultuous Times with his twin brother and who was very instrumental from 1996 to 1998 in helping my wife convert to the Faith in 1999 nineteen months before I met her, and one Hail Mary for everyone who assisted Father Radecki in producing this important DVD presentation. Thank you. All right, say another Hail Mary, this one for Father Dominic Radecki. Let's add one for Father Benedict Hughes. Have you prayed those Hail Marys? Good job.
Finally, a Greek Orthodox priest wrote to me a few days ago to correct my slip of the tongue, which I have probably made on more than one occasion in an oral presentation, that he noted in one of my video presentations on You Tube wherein I referred to Saint Basil the Great as having been the Bishop of Constantinople when he was, of course, the Bishop of Caeserea Mazoca in Cappadocia. I have thanked him for correcting this error and for bringing it to my attention. Extemporaneous speaking can be effective. It is also filled with perils of the mouth working faster than the mind now and again. Please pray for the conversion of this Greek Orthodox priest to the Catholic Faith, praying specifically that he might be moved to meet personally with Father Francisco Radecki, whose chapel is not very far from where this priest is stationed. Much, much to pray for every day!
The next article on this site will be posted by midday tomorrow, Wednesday, June 30, 2010, the Commemoration of Saint Paul. Thank you.for your patience.
June 27 Article and Late Evening Update
Fearing to Offend Men Rather Than God
This article took a bit longer to complete than expected. Indeed, the past week or so was a time of real (and, of course, much deserved) penance for my sins as I found myself weak and dizzy even though I am merely overweight and no longer obese, something that should, after a fifty-five pound weight loss since February 17, 2010, provide the body with a bit more energy. It wasn't until today that I realized the problem: one of my blood pressure medications had a dosage that worked very fine when I was a obese porker. Now that I am merely "overweight" by between twenty and forty pounds depending upon who I consult, the medication has produced low blood pressure. It's been all I can do to ask Our Lady for the graces keep at the work and refuse to return to sleep after coming home from Mass. A physician friend has advised me to lower the dosage of the medication, which had lowered my pulse rate this morning to a rather comatose forty-eight beats per minute. All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you. Save souls.
This article? Well, it is one of those that must not be read by children or adolescents or those who are weak in Faith as it deals yet again with the counterfeit church of conciliarism's unwillingness to call perverse sins against nature by their proper names and to call upon those who are steeped in those sins to cease them and to make reparation for those sins and their public flaunting of them (as will take place on Fifth Avenue in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York, New York today).
There should be articles on each of the next few days. Upcoming subjects include Afghanistan and the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal, the recently discovered icons of Saints Peter and Paul in the Catacombs of Saint Thecla in Rome, Italy, the raid conducted by Belgian police on a conciliar "bishops'" meeting that has caused officials in the conciliar Vatican to express shock and outrage, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (yes, again), among other topic. No end to the work. I'll keep plugging away as long as Our Lady sends me the graces to do so. (A new Donations update was posted on June 22, 2010. If one of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly while expecting different results is true, then what I have been doing in posting this letters has been, humanly speaking, insane. As have received just a few monthly or weekly non-tax-deductible financial gifts sent through PayPal or received in our post office box, which had only three envelopes containing such gifts last week, it is time to put fund-raising appeals to bed. Those who want to give and have the means to do so will much such non-tax-deductible gifts. There seems to be nothing to convince those who do support the work of this site and who have the means to make these gifts to do so. Our Lady and Saint Joseph take care of us no matter what. I should have been content with their help all along.)
Today, Sunday, June 27, 2010, the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost with a Commemoration of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, is the day on which three priests we know are celebrating anniversaries of their priestly ordination.
His Excellency Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, the Superior-General of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen, is celebrating his twenty-fifth anniversary of priestly ordination.
Father Francis Miller, O.F.M., who has been so very good to us in the past three and one-half years and serves his flock with such great Franciscan care and devotion, is also celebrating his twenty-fifth anniversary of priestly ordination.
Father Joseph Collins, who was the first of the "The Nine" we had met, doing so in September of 2003, celebrates his thirtieth anniversary of priestly ordination today.
Another priest, Father Kevin Vaillancourt, whom we do not know personally, is also celebrating his twenty-fifth anniversary of priestly ordination today, I am told by a man who knows him.
Sharon and Lucy join me in offering our prayers and gratitude to each of their priests for their generous service during this time of apostasy and betrayal. We have profited much from our knowing Bishop Pivaranus and Fathers Francis and Collins. We are deeply grateful to them on a personal level for their kindnesses to us as well as having gratitude as Catholics for their maintaining the immutable Faith of our fathers during this period of unprecedented apostasy and sacrilege.
Late evening update: Given Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's letter to the conciliar "archbishop" of Malines-Brussels, Belgium, Andre Joseph-Leonard, I have changed the firing order of articles. The next article on this site will be about the raid by Belgian police on a Belgian "bishops'" conference last Thursday, June 24, 2010, the Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. I have started the article. Given the fact that it will take some time to complete and I am still emerging from the near-comatose pulse rate that knocked me for a loop a few days ago, I think it prudent to get some rest and to resume work on the new article after Holy Mass tomorrow morning. The article posted today has been revised in a few places. That should keep you busy for a little way. Thank you for your patience.
Our Lady Perpetual Help, pray for us!
June 25 Article
King George III Is Looking Pretty Good These Days
Lots of news bombards us these days about the schemes of the petty civil tyrants to impose more of their statism upon us, for "our own good," of course. This is another "root causes" article. Pray hard. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint William the Abbot, pray for us.
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