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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 afteroon posting of a new aticle
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.
June 24 Articles (next article by Friday afternoon)
Revised: His Name Shall Be John and Are We Much Better?
Today's great feast, coming as it does six months, one day prior to Christmas Day, is only one of three in the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church that commemorates a physical birth (or Nativity). Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Nativity in Bethlehem in celebrated on Christmas Day, December 25. Our Lady Nativity is celebrated on September 8. And Our Lord's Precursor, the son of Saint Elizabeth, Saint John the Baptist, is privileged to have his own Nativity celebrated this very day. This is a tremendous feast day in the life of the Catholic Church. Posted today is a revised article on the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist and a new (and very short) article that is simply an exhortation to pray to Saint John the Baptist live with perhaps just a modicum of his spirit of prayer, penance, fasting and self-denial.
Saint John the Baptist, the last of the Old Testament prophets, prepared the way for the coming of Our Lord prior to the assumption of His Public Ministry. Freed from Original Sin in the womb of his mother, Saint Elizabeth, who was Saint Anne's cousin, at the moment of Our Lady's Visitation, Saint John the Baptist preached fearlessly to convert sinners from their sinful ways and to prepare them to accept his Cousin, God Incarnate, as their Redeemer. He also knew that he had to decrease in stature in the world as Our Lord increased following His symbolic baptism in the Jordan River, during which, of course, God the Father sent a dove, symbolizing God the Holy Ghost, spoke to tell us in no uncertain terms, "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased" (Matthew 3: 17), a proclamation that would God the Father repeated at Our Lord's Transfiguration (Matthew 17: 5).
Saint John the Baptist fearlessly proclaimed the truth. He lost his head for doing so. In like manner, of course, we must proclaim the truth, doing so out of fidelity to Our Lord as He has revealed Himself to His true Church, and in true Charity for the eternal good of others, recognizing at all times that we are but weak vessels of clay, full of faults and failings, who must make much reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for our sins.
It is not easy to speak truth to those in power. Saint John the Baptist knew this.
Those in power, such as King Herod the Tetrarch, who was married illicitly to his brother's wife even though his brother was still very much alive, frequently believe themselves to be beyond criticism and that each of their decisions are binding upon the consciences of all others, a power that Our Lord has given exclusively to true popes, who can indeed bind our consciences. And it is frequently the case that even true bishops in in the decades before the "Second" Vatican Council had a tendency to figuratively lop off the heads of anyone who questioned their personnel decisions, a tendency that has borne such rotten fruit as the unquestioning "trust" rendered to top lieutenants in the past made possible the infestation of corruption among the ranks of the conciliar presbyterate, an infestation that has scandalized many Catholics and caused some to lose the Faith altogether.
Those in civil power, however, tend to think of themselves as demigods whose musings on this or that subject carry great significance. No matter who the President of the United States of America is, for example, it is invariably the case that some sort variation of one false, naturalistic presupposition after another is supposed to be accepted by the populace as the foundation for the common good domestically and for peace internationally. These "demigods" can't possibly be wrong, of course. They believe that their shallow words and empty and sometimes contradictory statements are received from on high (actually, their words and actions come from below!) and anyone who dares to dissent from them is suspect of being a "domestic terrorist."
We must, therefore, ask Saint John the Baptist to pray for our true bishops and priests in this time of apostasy and betrayal so that they will continue their courageous work of defending the truth of Divine Revelation as this truth is attack by the mighty powers of the counterfeit church of concilairism and by the potentates in civil government who share conciliarism's rejection of the Social Reign of Christ the King and believe, instead, that men of "good will" can pursue the "common good" without seeking the conversion of all men and all nations to the Catholic Faith, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us, pray for our true bishops and priests.
June 23 Article
Boy, If Only The "Pope" Knew, partie deux
This is a very short article, perhaps as short as two pages. I will have two for you tomorrow, a republished article on the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, and the other a follow-up on the statism that is upon us in the form of the policies of the administration of Caesar Obamus Barackus Ignoramus. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
June 22 Update
Yes, the pace at which new articles are being produced has slowed somewhat. There should be a new article posted tomorrow, June 23, 2010, the Vigil of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. Thank you for your patience. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Paulinus of Nola, pray for us. Saint Alban, pray for us.
June 21 Articles
From The Potomac to the Tiber and Back
The ethos of Americanism helped to pave the way for concilairism, which has communicated to Catholics and non-Catholics alike in the allocutions of the conciliar "popes" and enshrined liturgically in the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service. Our true love of country wills her good, which is her Catholicization. Our true love of Holy Mother Church requires us reject propositions she has condemned even though they have been embraced by the conciliar "popes." No true pope can contradict directly or indirectly anything that has been condemned in the past. That the conciliar "popes" have done so with almost total impunity from Catholics worldwide should not deter us from recognizing them to be enemies of Christ the King and of the souls He redeemed by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J., pray for us. (This article was revised and expanded around 11:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time, today, June 21, 2010, the Feast of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J. and the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere and of winter in the southern hemisphere.)
Republished: Our Dear Saint Aloysius, Pray For Us To Be As Pure As Thee
This republished article is but a brief reflection on the brief but extraordinary life of sanctity lived by Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, a great lover of the Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament and of Our Lady. Saint Aloysius was intensely united to the sufferings that Our Lord endured in His Passion and Death, offering up his own sufferings prior to death, sufferings that he contracted as a result of helping a man with the plague in Rome, in union with that of Our Lord's own Passion and Death. Saint Aloysius was also devoted to the angels, which makes sense as he had an angelic purity of his own. We need to invoke his holy intercession to help us to have as a pure a heart as he did as we attempt to make reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for our own sins, especially any and all against Holy Purity. Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, pray for us.
Please make sure to read and then pledge to Our Lady to faithfully fulfill your part in Bishop Robert Fidelis McKenna's 2010 Rosary Crusade, which begins this Saturday, June 26, 2010, and runs through Saturday, October 2, 2010.
Finally, Mrs. Anne Hagerty-Smith has returned home to her husband and two children following her surgery last week. She is very grateful for the prayers offered in her and her family's behalves. Please continue to pray for her full recovery.
June 19 Article and Late Evening Update
Boy, If Only The "Pope" Knew
"Charismatic" hand-waving. Balloons. Clowns. "Rock music." Just another "liturgy" during the ceremonies, such as they were, marking the end of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's "year of the priest." Boy, if only the "pope" knew, huh?
This is a short article. There's no need to beat the proverbial dead horse to death again and again. Either readers are going to accept that the Novus Ordo is a travesty that is offensive to God and thus harmful to souls or they will not. It took me long enough to recognize it. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Juliana Falconieri, pray for us. Saints Gervase and Protase, pray for us.
Oh, yes, lest I forget, let me add this: a reader informed me yesterday that someone he knew went to this home page and was surprised to find how "little" that I wrote. The newcomer did not know that he had to click on the hyperlinks that would take him to the actual articles. In case you are a newcomer to computers and the internet, you need to click on the links to take you to the articles. And in the event that are a longtime "browser" of this site who just clicks on this home page, it really won't kill you to read an article or two. What's the worst that can happen? You call me names? You say bad things about me to others? Good. Deo gratias. Join the club.
Late-evening update: Although I was going to provide the vast readership of this "influential" website (folks, I am poking fun at myself, you know) with another new article for tomorrow morning, that will have to wait until Monday, June 21, 2010, the Feast of Saint Aloysius. Five articles were published in the past week. Some of those required a few late nights at the keyboard. Prudence dictates that I not attempt such a thing tonight. Thanking you for your patience, I wish you a blessed Fourth Sunday of Pentecost and a Commemoration of Pope Saint Silverius.
June 17 Article and Late Evening Prayer Request
Transparently Power Hungry
Not too much time needs to be spent on the speech delivered by Barack Hussein Obama on Tuesday evening, June 15, 2010. This article is thus relatively short as a result. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Late-evening prayer request: A friend of ours, Mrs. Anne Hagerty-Smith, the mother of two young children, has had major abdominal surgery. Please pray for her complete and speedy recovery. Thank you.
June 16 Article
Much More Than Meets The Eye
There's much more than meets the eye about various episodes of blasphemy and sacrilege that are so common in our world today. While it is our duty to oppose and denounce such offenses against God in the midst of the world, why are so few Catholics willing to oppose and denounce such offenses against the honor and glory and majesty of the Most Blessed Trinity when they are committed by the conciliar "popes"?
My work attempts to get to root causes of problems rather than dwell inordinately on specific examples of outrageous conduct in the world. For the truth is, of course, that the merchants of blasphemy in the world are being enabled by Catholics, many of whom are used to the Novus Ordo's own "reconciliation" with the ways of the world of Modernity. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
There will be an article by tomorrow morning on the speech given by Caesar Obamus last evening, which pretty was pretty much what any sane observer of the temporal scene expected. Although not as long and as filled with policy details as those given in then President James Earl Carter, Jr's Energy Speech given on April 21, 1977, Barack Hussein Obama has the same policy objectives as the last one-term president of the Democratic Party. Obama has more clever handlers than Carter as he exploits the great, ongoing tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico as a means to push for the passage of yet another piece of Trojan Horse legislation designed to effectively nationalize the energy industry just as his last Trojan Horse legislation, ObamaCare is indeed, Obama's protestations to the contrary notwithstanding, resulting in the issuance of regulations that have effect of doing what all of ObamaCare's critics said would occur: the backdoor creation of a socialized medicine system.
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More tomorrow, God willing and Our Lady interceding.
We continue to thank those who have helped us in the past week. Two families in particular have made it possible by means of their non-tax-deductible gifts to pay pressing bills. We thank them very much for their generosity to us.
June 15 Article
No Room In The Big Tent For Catholics
This is the month of "parades" celebrating the self-identification of those who are steeped in perverse sins against nature. Many Catholic public officials, each of whom is in perfectly good standing in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, march in these "parades." Why not? The head of the counterfeit church of concilairism commits grave sins, objectively speaking, against the First and Second Commandments on a regular basis. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saints Vitus, Modestus and Crescentia, pray for us.
As we do not have television, I knew nothing about the sacrilegious Hyundai advertisement that ran on American television screens during televised coverage of something called the World Cup (whatever that is; I may be a critic of the false, naturalistic premises of the American founding; I am, however, no matter my personal non-support of baseball in the past eight years, still a believer in the late George Herman Ruth's farewell address at Yankee Stadium on April 27, 1947, when he said:
"the only real game -- I think -- in the world, baseball"--Babe Ruth: Farewell to Baseball Address) until late, late last night. I will have a brief commentary on this sacrilege tomorrow.
Finally, I do want to thank those who have responded to our recent appeal. Although the numbers of those who responded, at least thus far, have been, as always, relatively small as God's Holy Providence has had it, we are very grateful to those who have responded as generously as they have. None of these emergency appeals would be necessary if more and more readers who support the work of this site and who have between two and five dollars each month made non-tax-deductible financial gifts to us each month. We are very grateful to those who have responded this time, and we do, of course, have great gratitude in our hearts toward those who have helped us, sometimes very substantially, in the past but who will not or simply cannot do so now. We are grateful to each and every single one of year, and we can only repay you with our prayers on a daily basis. Thank you.
June 14 Articles
Deeper Waters Than We Think
Yet another commentary on the explosion and continuing leak from the Deepwater Horizon oil well operated by British Petroleum. This is a follow-up to Saturday's Deepwater Plague, which should be read before this new article if you have not done so already. Both are very brief articles. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Basil the Great, pray for us. (A new article was also posted yesteday, Sunday, June 13, 2010. See below.)
Revised: "Perhaps You Have Not Met A Catholic Bishop Before"
This article, written three years ago and revised in a few places last evening, attempts to draw comparisons between Saint Basil the Great's battles with the Arians and our own battles with the lords of the counterfeit church of conciliarism and their apologists. I had forgotten, prior to re-reading the article, just how many little nuggets from Dom Prosper Gueranger's The Liturgical Year are contained in its text. Here are just two excerpts that have quite an application to our own times as so many people think nothing of remaining silent in the face of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's assaults on the nature of dogmatic truth and his multiple sins, objectively speaking, against the First Commandment:
Peace is just what Basil desired as much as anybody; but the peace for which he would give his life could be only that true peace left to the Church by our Lord. What he so vigorously exacted on the grounds of faith proceeded solely from his very love of peace. And therefore, as he himself tells us, he absolutely refused to enter into communion with those narrow-minded men who dread nothing so much as a clear, precise expression of dogma; in his eyes their captious formulas and ungraspable shiftings were but the action of hypocrites, in whose company he would scorn to approach God's altar. As to those miserably misled, 'Let the faith of our fathers be proposed to them with all tenderness and charity; if they will assent thereunto, let us receive them into our midst; in other cases, let us dwell with ourselves alone, regardless of numbers; and let us keep aloof from equivocating souls, who are not possessed of that simplicity without guile, indispensably required in the early days of the Gospel from all who would approach to the the faith. The believers, so it is written, had but one heart and one soul. Let those, therefore, who would reproach us for not desiring pacification, mark well who are the real authors of the disturbance and so not point the question of reconciliation on our side any more.'
The authors of disturbance today are not those of us who point out the errors and blasphemes and sacrileges of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, but those who are silent about and/or enable these offenses. Saint Basil the Great, pray for us.
June 13 Articles
Get The Man A Mirror
What man? The man who said two days ago that priests must oppose heresy. If they took him at his word, you see, they'd oppose him. If only they knew. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us. Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us.
Republished: Saint Anthony. Help Us to Find Our Way to Heaven
This my republished reflection on the life and the work of our dear Saint Anthony, the hammer of heretics who desired to die a martyr's death in an effort to convert Mohammedans following his transfer from the Order of Saint Augustine to the Order of Friars Minor. It was not God's Holy Will for Saint Anthony to die a martyr's death as he became ill upon arriving in Morocco and was then led as a result of shipwreck away from his native Portugal to Sicily, and from there to Italy, where his fame as a preacher and miracle worker began.
Saint Anthony lived for only thirty-six years, teaching us that it is not the length of the years that matter. No, what matters to God is how we use the time given to us this very day, which could be our own last day on the face of this earth before our Particular Judgment, to know, love, and serve Him as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through the Catholic Church. God is merciful to those of us who have sinned much by giving us length of years so that we might use our time well to make much reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for our sins. Saint Anthony's work on earth was done when he was just thirty-six years old, whereupon his work for us in Heaven commenced.
Dear, dear Saint Anthony, help us to find our way to Heaven, especially by being as devoted to the Most Blessed Sacrament and to the Mother of God as you were here on earth.
A blessed feast of Saint Anthony to you all!.
June 12 Article
This article? The title should say it all. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us. Saint John of Saint Facundus, pray for us.
Saints Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor and Nazarius, pray for us.
June 11 Republished Articles
Here are two reflections, one written several years ago and the other written last year, for the great feast we celebrate today, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus: Republished: Enthroning the Heart of Love in Our Homes and Tender Mercies.
We are so ungrateful and so indifferent in the face of the great, tender mercies that have been showered upon us by the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, formed out of and beating as one with the Immaculate Heart of Mary. A marvelous reflection, written by Father Francois Charmot, S.J., in In Retreat With the Sacred Heart summarizes the Trinitarian nature of the love that flows out for us from the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus:
If I did not have some knowledge of the Heart of Jesus, how little would I realize the love of the Father!
But, looking upon the pierced Heart of the Incarnate Word, I can say with assurance: blessed be Thou, O Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who, in Him, has heaped upon us all Thy spiritual blessings!
Before the creation of the world Thou hast chosen us in Jesus, in order that we may be holy with Him, through the love of the blessed Trinity.
Thy Son is charity, as Thou, Father, art charity.
He is all charity, as thou art all charity.
The charity of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is the same, equal in Three Persons.
There are not three charities, but one singe coeternal love.
With what love I have been loved infinitely, neither more nor less by Thee, Father, than by the Son and by Thy Holy Spirit, since before the creation of the world!
If I believe that Jesus loves me, I believe that His Father loves me just as much, and it is Thy Word who declares to me that Thou, Father, and Thy Holy Spirit wish to dwell in me.
All those whom the Heart of Jesus loved: His disciples, the children, the sinners, the diseased, the poor, the humble, the persecuted.
Thou, Father, also loved them with the same love.
The Blessed Virgin was loved no less by Thee than by Thy Son, her Son, and by Thy Spirit.
O Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, blessed be Thou for having foreordained that we should be Thy Sons in thine only begotten Son, sons of adoption through Thy Son incarnate
Thou hast willed, by this gracious predestination, that the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son should make us sharers in the love of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
For this Heart encompasses all that the charity of the Three Persons could communicate from its Fire to the Incarnate Word.
In this Heart we possess by heritage such an effusion of the Holy Spirit, such a furnace of love, such an ocean of mercy, such an outpouring of tenderness, that it is impossible to imagine any others in some perfect creature which would be closer to infinite charity.
That is why, O Father, we know thy love through the Heart of Jesus.
Kind Father, kindest of Fathers, incomparably kind Father, Thou hast willed that through the pierced Heart of Thy Son, we should know the extent of Thy charity, Thy goodness, Thy paternity, Thy longanimity, Thy mercy, Thy pardon, Thine eternal remission of sin.
And when this Heart which has so loved men--even to the shedding of all Its blood for them--finally ceased to beat, the death of Thy Son bore witness, even as the sacrifice of His Father who had delivered Him, that the love of the Three Persons for us outweighs the very life of the Man-God.
Through the pierced Heart of Thy Son, O infinitely good Father, grant me the grace to believe implicitly in Thy love, to love Thee as a Son, as Thy Son Jesus, who abandoned Himself to Thee in the agony and on the cross in utter helplessness and total destitution, solely because Thou were His Father. (Father Francois Charmot, S.J., In Retreat With the Sacred Heart, The Newman Press, 1956, pp. 16-18.)
A blessed Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus to you all! Let us never be ungrateful or indifferent to the tender mercies shown us by the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Let our own hearts fly unto these tender mercies through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Finally, I have another prayer intention (in addition to those re-posted last evening whose disappearance from this site will resolved next week, I am confident): for the recovery of Father Robert Mason. Father Mason was ordained in 1956 for the Diocese of Brooklyn and was assigned to Saint Aloysius Church in Great Neck, New York, where I entered Kindergarten in September of that year. (Father Mason became part of the newly created Diocese of Rockville Centre in 1957 as it is the custom for priests to be "frozen in place" if a new diocese is created and they assigned to a parish in the new diocese at the time of its creation.) I have known Father Mason for fifty-four years. Putting aside differences that we have had in the past ten years on the "Second" Vatican Council and the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service, Father Mason, who, I am told, has been offering Mass according to the 1962 Missal on a weekly basis ever since Summorum Pontificum was released three years ago, has always been zealous for souls, He has always inspired mere schoolchildren such as me fifty years ago to love the Mother of God and her Most Holy Rosary.
Father Mason has spent countless thousands of hours in the confessional restoring dead souls to spiritual life. He was hated, truly reviled by the late "Bishop" John Raymond McGann, who tried to purge him as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Massapequa Park, New York, in 1983 for being too "conservative." An intervention from Silvio Cardinal Oddi, who died on June 29, 2001, then the prefect of the then-named Sacred Congregation for the Clergy in the conciliar church, saved Father Mason's pastorate. Cardinal Oddi would always ask about Father Mason whenever I saw him in Rome in the 1980s and 1990s, pronouncing his name as spelled here: "How is Father Masson?" Please pray for Father Mason, and for those other true priests who did the best they could to preserve the Faith under unprecedented circumstances. Thank you.
Look for that next ever-popular, earth-shaking, internet shattering original article tomorrow.
June 10 Article and Evening Update
Turning Perfection Aside For A More Perfect Banality
Expecting to see a public celebration of the "extraordinary form of the Roman Rite" by "Pope" Benedict XVI as he concludes the "year of priests" that he convened last year? Wait no more. It's not going to happen. Not now. Perhaps not for a long time in this "pontificate." Who says so? His own master of ceremonies, "Monsignor" Guido Marini. I am going to sleep. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Margaret of Scotland, pray for us.
I will try to have that article on the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster tomorrow--in addition, of course, to a republished article on the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
A new Donations letter was posted yesterday. I thank the seven readers who have responded thus far. We are very, very grateful.
Evening update: The next original article on this site may not appear until Saturday, June 12, 2010. I will be working on it tonight. However, I have no intention of staying up until after Midnight, Eastern time, to complete it.
One of my readers informed me that my photograph of Aunt Bertha Gonzalez Red Fox, who died on February 3, 2010, and my request for prayers for her immortal soul has been taken down from this site. I was unaware of this fact. I was also unaware that my request for prayers for the conversion of my late father's ninety-two and one-half year-old brother, my Uncle Ed, has been taken down as well. I did not do this. This has been reported to experts in hacking as, without coming to unsubstantiated judgments in the meantime, it is important to track down who has had unauthorized access to this site. A lot of people evidently have a lot of time on their hands to do a lot of nefarious things. I forgive them all as I am forgiven in Our Lord Himself in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance. We should have a bead on this in a few days, however.
Thus, let me restore the photograph of my late Aunt Bertha as I renew my requests for prayers for her immortal soul and for the conversion of my Uncle Ed back to the Faith before he dies. His Excellency Bishop Robert F. McKenna, O.P., will be kind enough to offer Holy Mass for that intention tomorrow morning, the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
My late Aunt, Bertha Gonzalez Red Fox, and my late my mother's brother-by-adoption, my Uncle Billy Red Fox, Friday, March 20, 2009, Corpus Christi, Texas.
June 9 Articles and Afternoon Update
Gradually Accepting Naturalism's Informality
I am taking a bit more time to complete new articles. Even this one took a bit longer than I anticipated. What's it on? Modesty for men at Holy Mass. Take a look at it. (This article was expanded near its conclusion around 10:45 a.m. to make a few points concerning those who expect everything about the Catholic Faith, such as modesty for men, to be "written down" in one place.) Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saints Primus and Felician, pray for us.
Guest Column on Health Care (by Travis Grasley, M.A.)
One of my readers wrote to me last month to discuss the treatment of his elderly grandfather for congestive heart failure. My posting of the reader's concerns caught the attention of a reader, Mr. Travis Grasley, M.A., who is the manager of cardiopulmonary services at Mercy Tiffin Hospital in Tiffin, Ohio, who wanted to clarify a few of the reader's concerns. I invited Mr. Grasley to write a guest column on the matter, finding his completed article to be very good, noting only a points that I sent to him and have included in a foreword to his guest column. I thank Mr. Grasley for taking the time to write such a thoughtful article.
The next article? Keep checking. Probably tomorrow, probably on the disaster caused by Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which is worsening by the day.
Afternoon Update: I received the most remarkable e-mail from our friends Patrick and Jean Pollock, whom I have known for twenty-four years now, meeting them at a summer version of the old Catholic Rendezvous, which was held at the Canaan Valley Sporting Club in Sheffield, Massachusetts. They were ahead of me concerning the true state of the Church in this time of apostasy and betrayal by about six years.
I will let the e-mail, which was written by Mrs. Pollock, speak for itself. It is remarkable.
I don't know if you have heard by now, but on June 2, the Wednesday before Corpus Christi, Willem (Shane and Julie's 3 year old) fell 3 stories out of a bedroom window in their house. HE IS OK -- but it is truly miraculous. Apparently either he learned how to open the child-safe locks or his 5-year old sister did it earlier, we aren't sure. At any rate, the last my daughter-in-law, Julie, knew, he was getting ready to go out and play with his two older siblings. Apparently he took a typical 3-year old’s "detour" and went upstairs. He must have looked out the window at the children playing outside and pushed against the screen and it was 7 ½ year old Kieran who noticed his brother’s arms flailing as he began his fall -- Kieran ran in immediately to tell his mother (good boy!! Instead of running to Willem he ran to Julie!!) and Julie went out -- she saw that Willem was alive and crying, told him not to move and went to call 911 & Shane, who happened to be at the hospital already after having taken an elderly lady there earlier in the day whom he'd seen fall!! The ambulance arrived in 3 minutes, Shane in 4!!
Here is the miracle: Willem not only is ALIVE, but he has no bruises, no broken bones, no concussion, no internal injuries of any kind!!! He has had a complete physical examination, a CAT scan and a Sonogram and is only sore on the soles of his feet and his rear end. He slept normally through the night!
Shane was talking to Willem later that evening to see how much he remembered. He was going through the steps of what happened and when he said to Willem that “you fell out the window and hit the ground hard”, Willem said, "No I did not hit the ground --God caught me", in his own somber little way. Shane was, of course, shocked, although we all knew it had been a miracle. The doctors had emerged from the examining rooms with those very words on their lips! So Shane repeated the story of what had happened to Willem again in order to be sure of what Willem had said. When he got to the part where he said that Willem had hit the ground, Willem again interrupted Shane and said, “No, Papa, I did NOT hit the ground. My father caught me.” Shane replied, explaining that no, he (Shane) had not been there to catch Willem because he had been at the hospital with that elderly lady and Willem said, “no, it was my Father GOD that caught me.”
Shane told us that there were no marks on the ground where Willem had landed and the only mud on Willem was as if he’d been jumping in a mud puddle, not as if he’d landed in the puddle that was located where he fell.
Another interesting part of the story is that Willem landed on the screen that he had pushed out of the window with his fall and the screen wasn’t even bent. Shane picked it up and put it back in the window!
Thank God! Thank God! Thank God!! Willem is the third toddler to fall from a window in CT this season, and he is the first one that lived. Oh! For the glorious, wonderful Presence of God!!!
We thought that Willem should still be seen by a physical therapist, so Julie took him two days later. The report from the p.t. was that Willem’s rear end and soles of his feet were sore because the muscles were still filled with adrenalin from the fall, but nothing was out of alignment.
For the Fox News story on this story (filmed before Shane had spoken to Willem and gotten the full story!) visit: (Torrington Toddler Not Seriously Hurt In 3-Story Fall.)
Willem Pollock, July 18, 2009. Mrs. Pollock assures me that her grandson was not drinking wine at his cousin Bridgit Clarke's wedding reception last year. Have you ever been to a Catholic Rendezvous? I am not so sure. A mystery to be revealed on the Last Day.
All I have to say is this: "Deo gratias! Deo gratias! Deo gratias!"
June 7 Article
Catholicism Is The Only Foundation of Personal and Social Order
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI was in Cyprus between Friday, June 4, 2010, and yesterday, Sunday, June 6, 2010. Did he exhort anyone to convert to the true Faith? Did he explain that Catholicism is the only foundation of personal and social order? Of course not. He did, however, exhort Catholics to rededicate their efforts in behalf of false ecumenism and its madness of "inter-religious dialogue" in order to build the "better," more "peaceful" world. And you wonder why I am tired. This article will be expanded by around 2:00 p.m. today. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. (There should be a new article tomorrow, Tuesday, June 8, 2010.)
June 5 Article
Goofy Is Number Two
What a world? You want to know why? Read the article. Another short one for you. I am going to sleep!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Boniface, pray for us.
June 4 Article
From From Perfect In The Eyes of God
There were some rather lengthy articles last week. This is a very short article. Please do read it if you have a spare few moments. Looking for another new article? Look, I've given you all one hundred twenty-five original articles thus far this year. There should be a new one tomorrow. Despite a few complaints from readers about the few articles posted this week, I am still plugging away day after day as I seek to make reparation for my sins (and as I continue and earnest search to secure employment as we reach critical mass financially with beginning of the month bills, which are relentless). Thanks for your patience (to those of who you are patient, that is.)
June 3 Republished Article
Republished: Marching With Our King
Today is the great Feast of Corpus Christi. This article, written four years ago now and slightly revised prior to its re-posting now, is an exhortation to the readers of this site to spend more and more time in adoration before Our Beloved before His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament. Adoration is the first end of prayer, including the perfect prayer that is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in which Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ becomes Incarnate under the appearances of bread and wine when a men man, uttering mere words over the elements of the earth, calls Him down from Heaven. We must adore God with our whole mind, soul, heart, body and strength.
To spend time before the Most Blessed Sacrament in prayer is a foretaste of Heavenly glories. Our goal in life is to behold the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in the company of Our Lady, Saint Joseph, our Guardian Angels (each of whom beholds the Beatific Vision as he tries to guide us home to Heaven!), our patron saints and all of the members of the Church Triumph, whose ranks we hope and pray will include our dearest and nearest relatives and friends. We must make time for the foretaste of Heavenly glories by means of profound Eucharistic Adoration in this life is we want to enjoy the glories of Heaven itself for all eternity.
There are infused graces that are flooded into the souls of those who spend time in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, those souls who are conscious of the need to make reparation for their sins as they give thanksgiving to God for all of the favors, both spiritual and temporal, they have received and who recognize the need to petition God for the favors we need, both spiritual temporal, starting with an earnest petition each day that we be given the grace to have a holy and sacramentally-provided-for death. Our Lord stands ready to send us this infusion of graces through the loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother, who is mystically with us when we pray before her Divine Son's Real Presence. All we need to do is to arrange our lives in such a way as to make time for prayer before Our Eucharistic King and Lord.
We must, of course, be conscious of our need to get to the Sacrament of Penance on a weekly basis in order that our reception of Our Lord's Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in Holy Communion will be worthy and fervent. The frequent, devout and worthy reception of Our Lord in Holy Communion gives strength even to those souls who have been steeped in one sin after another, those souls who have refused to surrender to the devil's attacks upon them over the years:
And then come, and accuse me, saith the Lord: if your sins be as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow: and if they be red as crimson, they shall be white as wool. If you be willing, and will hearken to me, you shall eat the good things of the land. (Isaias 1: 18-19.)
We must ask Our Lady on this great feast day of Corpus Christi, which, of course, is celebrated as an Octave in those chapels that use the Missal of Saint Pius V (and at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in Monroe, Connecticut, where the traditional Dominican Rite is followed) before it was "reformed" by the revolutionary efforts of Annibale Bugnini and Ferdinando Antonelli in the 1950s, to help give us more and more graces to recognize the Most Sacred Heart of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, beats for with great love in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
We must ask Our Lady to help us approach the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart with such fervor and devotion that we will consider it as a great loss if ever there is a day we are unable to get a true offering of Holy Mass and unable to spend at least some time with her Divine Son, Who is the Prisoner of Love in tabernacles today just as He was the Prisoner of her Virginal and Immaculate Womb from the time of His Incarnation to the day of His Nativity.
We must also thank Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother for our true bishops and true priests who make it possible for us to have the Sacraments in this time of apostasy and betrayal, remembering to pray that more young men will have the courage to renounce the world and study to become an alter Christus so that he, acting in persona Christi in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, can make Our Lord present in the Most Blessed Sacrament and to bless us with that Most Blessed Sacrament on great feast days such as this one.
A blessed Feast of Corpus Christi to you all!
There should be another new article tomorrow. Today should be devoted entirely to gratitude to Eucharistic King for the great gift of Himself in Holy Communion and our ability worship Him in His Real Presence even though He sitteth at the right hand of God the Father in Heaven. What a mystery of love. Words fail.
Finally, prayers are requested again for the needs of Mrs. Denise Trias, who has been hospitalized again in Lowell, Massachusetts, as she struggles valiantly against a cancer that may wind up killing her. Please pray to Saint Joseph for her at this time. She has five young children to whom she is very devoted as a living Catholic mother.
June 2 Article
Just One Hail Mary
Admitting that things have slowed down a bit in the past few days as the composition of nearly one hundred pages of text divided among four different articles last week has, truth be told, taken a bit of a physical toll on me, here is the article about the Israeli raid on the Turkish flotilla that was attempting to challenge the Israeli blockade of Gaza. It is reasonably short! Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saints Marcellinus, Peter and Erasmus, pray for us.
I will try to have another new article tomorrow, the Feast of Corpus Christi, in addition to a republished article on the feast itself.
May 31 Articles and Late Evening Update
Republished: Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May
This is a republished article in honor of today's Feast, the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Every person on the face of this earth is called to honor Mary our Immaculate Queen. Every nation on this earth is called to give public honor to the Queen of Heaven and of Earth, Our Lady, she who made possible our very salvation by her perfect Fiat to the Holy Will of God the Father at the Annunciation. It is fitting that we end her month, the month of May, with this great feast as we hope end our lives with the help of her prayers so that we can enjoy an unending Easter Sunday of glory in Paradise as we give all adoration and worship to the Most Blessed Trinity and give her our due love, honor and gratitude. Our Lady, Queen of Heaven and of Earth, pray for us.
Forever Prowling the World Seeking The Ruin of Souls, part 2
Thanks for your patience. As you can see, this is part 2 of my commentary about remarks made by Walter "Cardinal" Kasper last week in England. It took large parts of three days to complete this commentary. I am a little bit on the exhausted side. I will, however, endeavor to have a new article for you by tomorrow, June 1, 2010. Thanks again for your patience. (This article was expanded just a bit in the latter part of Monday evening, the Feast of the Queenship of Mary.)
Late-evening update: The article that I promised earlier today for posting tomorrow, June 1, 2010, the Feast of Saint Angela Merici, will not be posted until the afternoon. It will deal with the raid conducted by the ever trigger happy members of the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) on a ship carrying what those onboard said was a cargo of humanitarian aid for the much suffering Palestinians of Gaza. The full details of this disproportionate use of force and the killing of those who exercised their right of personal self-defense in resisting the IDF raid are unclear at this time, which is why I want to wait until tomorrow morning to write more fully on the matter. One report that a reader just sent me indicates that the IDF opened fire on those onboard the ship before boarding it. I just want to wait for more confirmatory reports to make any further comment on the specifics of what happened when the IDF raided the flotilla of ships headed for the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
For the present moment, however, what can be said for certain is that those organized the mission to deliver food and wheelchairs and other relief supplies for those who have been suffering the results of an Israeli blockade of Gaza since the Mohammedan Hamas organization gained control there in June of 2007 knew that there was the risk of an IDF assault on their flotilla as the leaders of Israel have remained steadfast in their will to treat the Palestinians as subhumans. The Israelis, on the other hand, must know that such attacks as the one that occurred today only strengthen Hamas and gain new recruits for attacks against Israel. The Israelis care little about this. They care only about punishing their "enemies" as brutally as possible no matter the consequences. Such is the madness that happens when most, although not all (as there are many Palestinian Christians, both Catholic and Orthodox), of those contesting with each other have souls that are stepped in the ravages of Original Sin.
All of that having been noted, however, the fact that the IDF raid took place and that even those who were not seeking to defend themselves against weaponry deployed by the IDF were injured by Israeli bullets and brutality speaks once again to the monstrous nature of the Israeli treatment of non-Jews. For a little review on the recent Israeli assaults on Gaza, please see
Worthy Successors of Herod the Great and
Thank again for your patience (although the article posted earlier today might keep you a little busy for a while).
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
May 29 Late Evening Update
Work on part two of Forever Prowling the World Seeking the Ruin of Souls, part 1 continues very slowly. It is going to be very thorough. I am not going to rush it. I must beg your patience for yet another day. Thank you.
Finally, I ask people to pray for Mr. John W. Blewett, with whom I was associated in my years writing for The Wanderer and then for the brief time that I was associated with The Latin Mass: A Journal of Catholic Church. Although we have not have contact with the Blewetts in the past few years, other than remembering them in our prayers, we have great love for them and were very sorry to learn from two different people on Friday that John Blewett was hospitalized for heart surgery recently. Please do join us in our prayers for Mr. John Blewett, valiant soldier in the Army of Christ, and his dear wife Barbara, who is so very devoted to Total Marian Consecration, at this time.
A blessed Trinity Sunday to you all tomorrow, Sunday, May 30, 2010, which is the fifty-first anniversary of my First Holy Communion at Saint Aloysius Church in Great Neck, New York.
May 28 Article
Forever Prowling the World Seeking the Ruin of Souls, part 1
This article, which was posted after Midnight this morning, Eastern Daylight Saving Time, has been significantly expanded in several parts. It is about men who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Who are these men? Read for yourselves. Part two of this commentary should appear tomorrow. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Augustine of Canterbury, pray for us.
May 26 Article
Good Catholic Common Sense Must Prevail, part 2
Here is part two of my commentary on immigration. I want to stress once again that this commentary carries with it no "authority" of any kind. It is merely a personal reflection and is an attempt, admittedly a poor one, to try to apply Catholic common sense to an issue fraught with emotionalism and demagoguery. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
There should be another new article posted by tomorrow morning.
May 25 Article
Good Catholic Common Sense Must Prevail, part 1
Well, here it is. Part one of my commentary on the issue of illegal immigration. I have no idea how long this article is. I do know that it took a long time to write. This commentary--and the set of recommendations that will be offered in part two tomorrow--is not received from the hand of God. It has no "authority" to it at all. It is an effort, perhaps a poor one, to discuss this issue in a reasoned manner by means of applying the principles of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law to these concrete circumstances.
Although there is a good deal of history in this commentary, this is by no means any sort of "comprehensive" review of the history of migration to the United States of America. Far from it. This article is merely an effort to provide something of a review of past events to help readers better understand the present. It is one of those reflections, such as those that I offered on voting in 2008, that is simply food for thought. And it is absolutely nothing other than that.
Prayers are requested for the soul of the late +Mr. Noel Dube, who died on Friday, May 21, 2010, in Pepperell, Massachusetts, at the age of ninety. I had met Mr. Dube and his wife of sixty-four years, Antoinette (Toni), at the Catholic Rendezvous at the Ragamont Inn in Salisbury, Connecticut, in 1986. He was very devoted to Our Lady, having created a very large shrine in honor of her on his property (where I was invited to speak to a gathering on the Feast of Our Lady's Assumption in the year 2000). We offer our condolences to Mrs. Dube and and their children and grandchildren, assuring them of our prayers for Mr. Dube's immortal soul and for them at this time. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all of the souls of faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Prayers are also requested for Mrs. Denise Trias, who was given the Sacrament of Extreme Unction and the Apostolic Blessing by Father Joseph Collins on Pentecost Sunday. She is suffering from cancer, and I have been told that her prognosis for survival is not good. Please pray to Saint Joseph for Mrs. Trias and her five young children.
Finally, two appendices have been added to Anti-Apostles All.
Back to work on part two of today's article.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Late Pentecost Sunday Update
Work on my next article, on the much discussed Arizona law dealing with illegal immigration, proceeds. It may not be finished for posting until Whit Tuesday, May 25, 2010. As very few people access articles on Saturdays and Sundays, permit me, therefore, to "move up" today's original article, Anti-Apostles All, for your convenience. The article was revised slightly this afternoon.
Finally, I do want to thank those of you who have made non-tax-deductible gifts to us lately. Although the post office box has been pretty empty, apart from gift from a reader in Missouri and another from one in Ireland, we have gotten some very welcome gifts via PayPal in the past week. We thank each and every one of you have made such gifts. This work is totally dependent upon the support of those who read this site. Thank you.
A continued blessed Pentecost to you all.
Pentecost Sunday Articles
Revised: From the Beginning: A Mission to Convert All Men Everywhere
Today is Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of Holy Mother Church, the upon which the first pope, Saint Peter, who was vivified as the Vivifier Himself, God the Holy Ghost, descended upon him and Our Lady and the other Apostles (and the rest of the disciples) gathered in the Upper Room in Jerusalem as they completed their Novena to God the Holy Ghost ten days after Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's glorious Ascension to His Father's right hand on Ascension Thursday.
Saint Peter wasted no time in doing something that is forbidden, at least in a de facto sense (see Wonder No More from last year), in the counterfeit church of conciliarism: he preached to the Jews about the necessity of their converting to the true Faith.
The missionary work of the Church to seek with urgency the unconditional conversion of all men and all nations to the her maternal bosom, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there is no true social order, brought us glorious missionaries who were willing to embrace many sacrifices, including martyrdom itself, to spread the Faith of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, so that men and all nations would be able to order themselves rightly according to the Deposit of Faith that He has entrusted exclusively to Holy Mother Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication and by means of a fervent cooperation with the graces won for us by the shedding of Our Lord's Most Precious Blood and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of all Graces.
The work of conversion does not end when one is Baptized or Confirmed. The work of conversion away from our sinful selves to become more conformed to the Cross of the Divine Redeemer and the merciful designs of His Most Sacred Heart for us is one that is constant. Every beat of our hearts, consecrated as they must be to that same Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, must burn with fire for the love of God as He has revealed Himself to us through His true Church and as we seek to grow in holiness and to make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world. It is useless for us to be converted in the Baptismal font unless we are willing to let God the Holy Ghost help to convert us every day to cooperate more fully with His Seven Gifts and Twelve Fruits.
Saint Paul the Apostle explained that the spiritual man, the one who is filled with Sanctifying Grace, cannot be understood by the sensual or worldly man:
For what man knoweth the things of a man, but the spirit of a man that is in him? So the things also that are of God no man knoweth, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of this world, but the Spirit that is of God; that we may know the things that are given us from God. Which things also we speak, not in the learned words of human wisdom; but in the doctrine of the Spirit, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God; for it is foolishness to him, and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined. But the spiritual man judgeth all things; and he himself is judged of no man. (2 Cor. 2: 11-15)
We must keep this in mind when our relatives and friends and associates do not understand how we can refuse to keep our silence when a putative "pontiff" calls a mosque as a "jewel" or as a "sacred" place or as he prays as a Jew without mentioning the Holy Name of the Divine Redeemer (doing voluntarily what the leaders of Sanhedrin tried to force the Apostles to do, that is, to mention the "name of that man no more") and has he praises the nonexistent ability of false religions to help build the "better world." We cannot care about what others think of us. We must say and do only those things that are pleasing God, never fearing to raise our voices to defend His greater honor and glory and majesty when these are offended by one claiming to speak for the Catholic Church on earth.
The Mystical Bride of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Holy Mother Church, is as spotless and as immaculate as Our Blessed Mother herself. The Catholic Church did not give us "hootenanny" liturgies before the aftermath of the "Second" Vatican Council.
She did not give us "inter-religious dialogue" and "inter-religious" prayer services.
She gave us liturgies that came from God the Holy Ghost, not travesties that reaffirm people in the spirit of he world.
She gave us clarity of doctrine, not ambiguity and complexity that took one "clarification" after another to attempt to make "clear."
And Holy Mother Church has always mirrored Our Blessed Mother's hatred of heresy and error, which was part of the meditation written by the late Father Frederick Faber on the Sixth Dolor of Our Lady:
In the judgment of the world, and of worldly Christians, this hatred of heresy is exaggerated, bitter, contrary to moderation, indiscreet, unreasonable, aiming at too much, bigoted, intolerant, narrow, stupid, and immoral. What can we say to defend it? Nothing which they can understand. We had, therefore, better hold our peace. If we understand God, and He understands us, it is not so very hard to go through life suspected, misunderstood and unpopular. The mild self-opinionatedness of the gentle, undiscerning good will also take the world's view and condemn us; for there is a meek-loving positiveness about timid goodness which is far from God, and the instincts of whose charity is more toward those who are less for God, while its timidity is searing enough for harsh judgment. There are conversions where three-quarters of the heart stop outside the Church and only a quarter enters, and heresy can only be hated by an undivided heart. But if it is hard, it has to be borne. A man can hardly have the full use of his senses who is bent on proving to the world, God's enemy, that a thorough-going Catholic hatred of heresy is a right frame of mind. We might as well force a blind man to judge a question of color. Divine love inspheres in us a different circle of life, motive, and principle, which is not only not that of the world, but in direct enmity with it. From a worldly point of view, the craters in the moon are more explicable things than we Christians with our supernatural instinct.
We must therefore permit God the Holy Ghost to come into our souls with His bright burning flames at every moment of our lives so that we will filled with love of God and hatred of our own sins as we seek to cooperate with the graces He sends us through the loving hands of His Spouse, Our Lady, making sure to honor His Spouse as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.
May this be our prayer this day and every day our own lives:
Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
V. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray. O God, Who didst instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Ghost, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict believes that Russian music can help bridge the differences between his conciliarists and the Orthodox as they seek "communion from the heart." This is all the work of anti-apostles, men who are denying the work begun by the Apostles this very day, Pentecost Sunday, by refusing to seek with urgency the unconditional of all non-Catholics to the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Happy birthday, Holy Mother Church.
A blessed Pentecost Sunday to you all.
May 22 Republished Article
Republished: By His Gifts We Can Know, Love, and Serve Him
Today is the Vigil of Pentecost, a day of fast and partial abstinence. We must use our time well today, starting at the the Mass for the Vigil of Pentecost, to prepare for our annual celebration of the birthday of Holy Mother Church, she who is as spotless as Our Blessed Mother and who can never give us any error or ambiguity whatsoever. Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy Spirit!
As I am still working on my article on the Arizona immigration law, the next original article on this site, which will be published tomorrow, Pentecost Sunday, will deal with a different subject: the possible sell out of Catholics in th Ukraine in order to forge "closer ties" with the Russian Orthodox Church and thus for there to be an "all important" meeting between Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and Archbishop Krill, the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.
May 21 Article
With The Passage Of Time
You want to know the subject matter of this article? It is brief. Why not try actually clicking on the link above in order to read the article. It's a really short commentary. I am heading off to sleep, something that has been in short supply the last five days or so. 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.
There will be republished articles on each of the next two days, including Pentecost Sunday.
May 20 Article
Truth or Consequences
No, this is not about the old television game show that was hosted originally by Ralph Edwards and then by Bob Barker. This is about the consequences that we face in our world where the very nature of truth, both supernatural and natural, is under attack by the lords of Modernity in the world and by the lord of Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. There should be another article tomorrow at some point, maybe two if I can get some sleep right now. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Bernardine of Siena, pray for us.
May 19 Articles
They're Screaming At Us: We're Not Catholic
Another year. Another "Happy Vesakh" message from the conciliar Vatican to those "peace-loving," planet-caring Buddhists. The conciliarists are screaming at us: "We're not Catholic! Can't you see?" Sadly, most Catholics do not see this. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Peter Celestine, pray for us. Saint Pudentiana, pray for us.
Although I was going to write a new article dealing with the defeat of the thoroughly pro-abortion United States Senator Arlen Specter, an adherent of the Talmud, by the thoroughly pro-abortion United States Representative Joseph Sestak, a Catholic in perfectly good standing in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, to be posted for today, I will have that article posted for you by tomorrow morning. In the meantime, however, you can re-read the article,
Blame George Walker Bush, that I wrote nearly thirteen months ago after Specter left the Republican Party to return to the Democratic Party of his youth. Arlen Specter was given a lease on his political life by Karl Rove six years ago. It is he, George Walker Bush's "The Brain," who is to blame for Specter's not having been retired by Republican Party primary voters in 2004. Ah, yes, the games that the naturalists play.
May 18 Article
Nanny State, U.S.A.
Michelle Obama introduced a White House task force report on childhood obesity a week ago today. More Nanny State, U.S.A. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Venantius, pray for us.
The hour is late. The post office box and PayPal have both been very lonely lately. I need to have a little chat with Good Saint Joseph. No time for anything more other than to write that there should be a new article tomorrow.
May 16 Article
Just Following Their "Pope's" Call for Cohesion
The headmaster of a formerly Catholic high school in England that is, of course, in the control of the counterfeit church of conciliarism is requiring students to make a field trip to a Mohammedan mosque. The girls are going to have to wear headscarves. Some parents have the good Catholic sense to object to this. Alas, as correct as their Catholic senses are, of course, their "pope" has just used the same phrase--cohesion-- that that English headmaster as the rationale for the "field trip" in violation of the First Commandment. He is just following the "pope's" call for "cohesion." Madness. A very, very, very short article. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us. Saint Ubaldus, pray for us.
May 15 Article
March of The Tooth Fairies
Although now the afternoon of the Feast of Saint John Baptist de la Salle, I am posting this article, which deals with former First Lady's recent reiteration of her support for baby-killing and perversity. This is really nothing new. She gave an interview on January 20, 2001, in which she expressed her belief that Roe v. Wade should not be overturned, something that was explored in a commentary in the printed pages of Christ or Chaos at the time. Don't wax nostalgic for the former residents of the White House because the current ones are so bad. The most recent occupants were just as imbued with the anti-Incarnational errors of Modernity as those who plot their socialistic schemes of governmental control over vast sectors of the national economy and of our own daily lives. Who cares about the Social Reign of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen? Who cares about the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law? Not these naturalistic clowns, that's for sure. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us. Saint John Baptist de la Salle, pray for us.
May 14 Article
On Full Display: The Modernist Mind
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has been in Portugal since Tuesday, May 11, 2010. He leaves today. Maybe I can get some rest over the weekend as he has been using his time there to appear as an actual believer of Our Lady's Fatima Message when the truth is that he does not believe that Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos actually saw Our Lady with the physical eyes of their bodies in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal. How can I make such a claim? Read the article. He has provided the proof himself in what he wrote ten years ago and in how he spoke yesterday, the ninety-third anniversary of Our Lady's first apparition to the three shepherd children of Fatima. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
May 13 Republished Article
Republished: Baptize All Men, Teach All Nations
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's forty days' of teaching the Apostles after his glorious Resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday culminated this very day, Ascension Thursday, as He instructed the Eleven as follows before going up into Heaven from Mount Olivet at whose foot He had suffered His Agony in the Garden six weeks before as Saints Peter, James and John slumbered:
And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And seeing him they adored: but some doubted. And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world. (Matthew 28: 16-20.)
There is no "expiration" date on this command. Indeed, the commentary in the Bishop Richard Challoner version of the Douay-Rheims Bible explains that the command is in force until Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ comes in glory on the Last Day to judge the living and the dead and that His Church could never go astray, meaning, of course, that it is impossible for the Catholic Church to give any impression at all that God is pleased with false religions such as Mohammedanism and Talmudic Judaism, which is what Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI did consistently throughout his pilgrimage to Jordan and Israel that ended six days ago now:
18 "All power"... See here the warrant and commission of the apostles and their successors, the bishops and pastors of Christ's church. He received from his Father all power in heaven and in earth: and in virtue of this power, he sends them (even as his Father sent him, St. John 20. 21) to teach and disciple, not one, but all nations; and instruct them in all truths: and that he may assist them effectually in the execution of this commission, he promises to be with them, not for three or four hundred years only, but all days, even to the consummation of the world. How then could the Catholic Church ever go astray; having always with her pastors, as is here promised, Christ himself, who is the way, the truth, and the life. St. John 14.
The Catholic Church can never go astray. She is infallible. She does not give us any "new ecclesiology" or "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity" to deconstruct the meaning of dogmatic truth, thus attacking the essence of the nature of God Himself, or false ecumenism. Her pastors do not esteem the symbols and values and places of false religions and they do not engage in "inter-religious" "prayer" services. Her pastors do not teach that false religions have a "right" from God to propagate their false beliefs publicly and they do not praise those false beliefs for being "able" to "contribute" to the building of a "better" world. Pastors of the Catholic Church insist always and at all times that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order with no equivocation, uncertainty, ambiguity or obscurity of any kind.
As Pope Pius XI noted in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928, there is need to "strain" to "find" Catholicism in the pronouncements made by Holy Mother Church:
For the teaching authority of the Church, which in the divine wisdom was constituted on earth in order that revealed doctrines might remain intact for ever, and that they might be brought with ease and security to the knowledge of men, and which is daily exercised through the Roman Pontiff and the Bishops who are in communion with him, has also the office of defining, when it sees fit, any truth with solemn rites and decrees, whenever this is necessary either to oppose the errors or the attacks of heretics, or more clearly and in greater detail to stamp the minds of the faithful with the articles of sacred doctrine which have been explained. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
How has the integrity of the doctrine of the First commandment been stamped on "minds of the faithful" by the words and deeds of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI? By scenes such as this one?
Benedict denying Catholic doctrine and history at the Dome of the Rock
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Ascended into Heaven this day. We must ascend with Him in our thoughts and prayers at all times as we refuse to have our minds and hearts poisoned by the words and the deeds of the false shepherds of the counterfeit church of conciliarism who dare to blaspheme God so regularly and so openly and/or who refuse to open their mouths in defense of the honor and majesty and glory of God when He is so blasphemed and offended.
As the angel made clear to the Eleven as they looked into the sky as Our Lord disappeared from their sight on this day, there is work for us to do:
They therefore who were come together, asked him, saying: Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? But he said to them: It is not for you to know the times or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power: But you shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they were beholding him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in white garments.
Who also said: Ye men of Galilee, why stand you looking up to heaven? This Jesus who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, as you have seen him going into heaven. Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is nigh Jerusalem, within a sabbath day's journey. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Jude the brother of James. All these were persevering with one mind in prayer with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. (Acts 1: 6-14.)
Yes, we can't stand around all day long looking into the sky. There is work for us to do before Our Lord comes for us at the moment of our own Particular Judgments, which can come at any hour and on any day, and at the end of the world to judge the living and the dead.
The work that we have to do is to sanctify and to save our immortal souls as members of the Catholic Church, work that requires us to be attentive to the graces that were won for us on the wood of the Holy Cross by the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood and the flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces. And to cooperate with the graces that Our Lady sends we must be fortified in prayer, which is one of the reasons that we must keep most assiduously the first Novena in the history of the Church, the Novena to God the Holy Ghost.
Our Lady was separated from her Divine Son when He Ascended to Heaven. She was united to Him, however, by means of her reception of His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in Holy Communion. She was united to the Apostles and the others who prayed in the same Upper Room where He had instituted the Holy Priesthood and the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. She is united to us. She is our Blessed Mother. We need to ask her for all the graces that we need to save and to sanctify our souls as we eschew worldliness, which is the theme of today's slightly revised article, and as we refuse to participate in the fraud of a false religion, conciliarism, that is replete with daily outrages given to her Divine Son, starting with the outrage that is the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service, and as we make much reparation for our sins and those of the whole world as the consecrated slaves of her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, especially on this ninety-third anniversary of Our Lady's first apparition to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal.
Speaking of Fatima, the false "pontiff" is still there, working in a reference to the "luminous mysteries" yesterday in yet another subtle, insidious effort to make it appears though such conciliar novelties are pleasing to God. He also spoke yet again about how the Catholic Church, she is the repository of the Deposit of Faith, is always "seeking" truth. I will have another commentary on Ratzinger/Benedict's pilgrimage to Portugal by tomorrow morning, Friday, May 14, 2010, by which time the false "pontiff" most likely will have said more things that are efforts to recast the Faith according to the "truth" of conciliarism. Kyrie eleison!
A blessed Feast of the Ascension of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to you all.
(In some places in the conciliar world today, of course, it is not Ascension Thursday. See
Motu Madness Merry-Go-Round from two years ago for an explanation.)
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