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January 28 Announcement of Major Changes for Christ or Chaos
As the Adobe Contribute program that was used to create this site ten years ago, back in the days it was called "Macromedia Contribute," has become completely impossible for me to edit existing pages and create new pages, I have transformed the http://meetingthemets.com/ website into the new home of future articles for Christ or Chaos, starting with part seven of "No Space Between Bergoglio and Ratzinger," which can be found at www.NewChristorchaos.com.
The past four days have been spent attempting to get the Adobe Contribute program up and running again, all to no temporal avail. This site will continue to exist as an archive site for articles published up to last Friday, January 24, 2014, the Feast of Saint Timothy.
I am sorry for any confusion that this may cause. However, Word Press is simply easier to use than Adobe Contribute, which caused me endless hours of vexation in the past ten years. The appearance of the site that I revamped yesterday is provisional. It will be changed in time as I become more familiar with the options that Word Press provides. For the moment, however, readers of this site will have access to new articles. Indeed, there should be new articles each day this week, God willing and Our Lady interceding
The focus today is on the simple fact that there is no space whatsoever between Joseph Alois Ratzinger and Jorge Mario Bergoglio when it comes to the "theology of encounter," an important constituent element of the "new theology" and its offshoot, "the new ecclesiology." Only those who are wilfully blind, such as those in what can be called the "Resignationism Rising" movement, refuse to see and to accept the simple truth that there is no space between these two Modernists on matters of theological substance. None whatsoever.
The final part of this series will be appear either tomorrow, the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle and the Commemoration of Saint Peter, or Sunday, the Third Sunday after the Epiphany and the Commemoration of Saint Polycarp, depending upon the completion of duties-of-state today, Friday, January 24, 2014, the Feast of Saint Timothy,
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Timothy, pray for us.
Full access to the internet was not restored until last evening. I did have time, however, to complete part five of the continuing series comparing conciliar "pope" number five with conciliar "pope" number six. There is no space between these two apostates when it comes to "communion" with the heretical and schismatic Orthodox.
There might be two original articles for tomorrow, the Feast of Saint Timothy. Thank you for your patience during the technical difficulties that have delayed the publication of several articles. Tuesday's "doubleheader" should have provided a bit of reading in the interim.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Joseph, pray for us. Saint Raymond of Pennafort, pray for us. Saint Emerentiana, pray for us.
January 22 Republished Articles
Although it had been my hope to have two original articles today, the internet connection we have at this time would not permit me to get on the internet in order to create a new page from the Adobe Contribute program that is used to publish pages on this site or to even access certain sites to provide you with links to various news stories and to provide readers with documentation of facts and statements.
What I can do, however, is to provide links to three previous articles as I had downloaded and edited this home page before it become impossible to access anything other than my own website and to get e-mail.
On this day, which is the forty-first anniversary of the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, we must spend time in prayer and to undertake some voluntary fasting in order to make reparation for the execution of over fifty-five million babies by surgical abortions and, more importantly, the loss of countless numbers of souls of those who have had, performed, assisted or supported these executions with wanton impunity.
A double-header concerning Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro is offered for your reading pleasure today, although I assure those who read this articles in the Vatican City State that Jorge has not been forgotten. Some attention will be given to him in one of tomorrow's two original articles. The title of this particular commentary is pretty self-explanatory as it was inspired by the reigning caesar's comments about race that have been published in The New Yorker magazine.
Obama/Soetoro also said in his The New Yorker interview that marijuana was "less dangerous" than alcohol. As one who has never been drunk a day in his life and who has hated and opposed marijuana ever since the musical purveyors of revolution and immorality who called themselves "The Beatles" began popularizing the weed fifty years ago this year, I stand unbent in my continued opposition to marijuana as nothing other than a means to escape the crosses of daily living that leads both individuals and societies deeper and deeper in the moral abyss prophesied by Pope Gregory XVI in Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832
Finally, yesterday's article, Figlio di Sfachim wound up being posted with typographical errors that had been corrected before the "publish" button had been hit. In other words, it "reverted" to the uncorrected version. A corrected, revised and expanded version was published yesterday afternoon.
Attention will be turned tomorrow, the Feast of Saints Vincent and Anastasius, both to Jorge Mario Bergoglio and to the forty-first anniversary of the Supreme Court decisions in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. The naturalists will come in for more commentary on Thursday, January 23, 2014, the Feast of Saint Raymond of Pennafort and the Commemoration of Saint Emerentiana.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Agnes, pray for us.
What does this title mean? Well, suffice it to say that it deals with Andrew Mark Cuomo, the son of the Sfachim, Mario Matthew Cuomo. Enough said as I am in need of getting some sleep. Thank you. (Attention will be turned tomorrow to the reigning caesar of the realm. Part five of the Ratzinger-Bergoglio series will appear on Thursday or Friday as there are several articles ahead of it in the "pecking order," shall we say.")
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saints Fabian and Sebastian, pray for us.
Well, here is cyberspace's long-awaited part four of the continuing series that is designed to demonstrate the utter insanity of the contention made by defenders of all things Ratzinger/Benedict that he, a Modernist, holds different views on matters of theological substance than his supposedly more revolutionary successor as the universal public face of apostasy, Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Let those who have the intellectual honesty see the facts, accept them and then reject these spiritual robber barons as nothing other than figures of Antichrist himself. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Marius and Companions, pray for us. Saint Canute, King of Denmark, pray for us.
Attention will be turned tomorrow to a chip off the old thug, Andrew Mark Cuomo. It appears that that those of us who are "right-to-life," Cuomo the Younger Thug's own phase, are no longer welcome in the State of New York. Well, that's all right by me as we have no intention of returning to our native state ever again in this passing, mortal vale of tears. How bold the merchants of death have become after forty-one years of being "engaged" by the lords of concilairism in a "dialogue of encounter." Great results, huh? More tomorrow, the Feast of Saints Fabian and Sebastian.
Lacking the substantial block of time that is needed to complete part four on the ongoing series detailing the simple fact that there is "no space" between Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and Jorge Mario Bergoglio on matters of theological substance, a bit of time has been spent to present this new article, which deals with "Archbishop" Silvano Tomasi's bowing and scraping before the United Nations Committee on the Conventions on the Rights of the Child in Geneva, Switzerland, on Thursday, January 16, 2014, the Feast of Pope Saint Marcellus I. This article is relatively brief.
Today, the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter and the Commemoration of Saint Paul the Apostle and the Commemoration of Saint Prisca, is the beginning of The Chair of Unity Octave. Please do join us in praying these important prayers, starting today for the Conversion of the Pagans.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Peter, pray for us. Saint Paul the Apostle, pray for us. Saint Prisca, pray for us.
Although I will return to my ongoing series on the lack of any substantial differences between Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and Jorge Mario Bergoglio in a few days, I did want provide a Catholic "reality check" for those who are prone to get all wrapped up in the mania of news cycles.
To wit, it is not to denigrate the gravity of Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro's continuing cover-up of the attack on the American compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, during the midst of his re-election campaign against the hapless, mercurial Willard Mitt Romney, to remind readers that, to call to mind the words of Pope Leo XIII in Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900, "public life must be stained with crime" when Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is not recognized as the King of men and their nations. This article, therefore, is meant as a "refresher course" for longtime readers of this site as well as to acquaint newer readers with truths that will be not discussed on "talk radio" or found in the alternative universe known as "twitterverse" in which I am not in the least bit interested. Viva Cristo Rey! Viva La Virgen de Guadalupe! Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Pope Saint Marcellus I, pray for us. Pope Saint Antony of the Desert, pray for us.
Word has reached me that Dr. Paul Byrne has published a new article on the plight of Jahi McMath: Jahi McMath is a living person. Please do read this with care.
Finally, about seven or eight readers responded to the request made on the Donations page thirteen days ago. We are, however, somewhat short of the goal to meet the needs that prompted the appeal. Readership for this site appears to be at a record high this month. Perhaps support for its work might increase a bit? Time well tell. Thank you.
Part three of this series focuses on the newly named never-to-be "cardinals" announced by Jorge Mario Bergoglio two days ago. One will see that there is very little space between Bergoglio and his predecessor, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, on the matter of these new "cardinals" as most, although not all, had been appointed to their present positions and/or some past position by none other than, you got it, Ratzinger/Benedict himself.
Although relatively short, this article took many, many hours to complete given the number of hyperlinks that were inserted individually. Articles may be coming at a slower pace this year. However, thoroughness of delivery is more important than volume of output, especially since those who really want to see and to accept the true state of the Church Militant in this time of apostasy and betrayal are very few and very, very far in between.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Hilary of Poitiers, pray for us. Saint Felix, pray for us.
Part two of a series that may consist of five parts and take ten days or so to complete focuses on the two-headed "pope" monster's absolute agreement concerning the salvation of "unbelievers." Only the delusional attempt to find "space" on matters of substance between the two figures of Antichrist who have been no more true and legitimate Successors of Saint Peter than A-Fraud himself, about whom a few words will be offered soon. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church and Protector of the Faithful, pray for us.
Today, the Sunday within the Octave of the Epiphany, is the Feast of the Holy Family of Nazareth.
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ chose to become Man in His Most Blessed Mother's Virginal
and Immaculate Womb by the power of the Third Person of the Blessed
Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, and place Himself, the Co-Equal and
Co-Eternal Son of God the Father, under subjection to mere creatures His
Most Blessed Mother, the fairest flower of our race, and to Good Saint
Joseph, his foster-father. The subjection of the God-Man to the
authority of His Most Blessed Mother and his foster-father, whom He had
chosen from all eternity to provide Him with the earthly love and care
and stewardship of a father seeking only to please God with his every
thought, word an deed, teaches us that we, who came from families and
who, in many instances, are raising families of our own, must be subject
to all legitimate authority, duly constituted, in all things that do
not pertain to sinful commands.
Children are supposed to learn this subjection in the
household from their tenderest days, seeing in their fathers the image
of Saint Joseph and in their mothers the image of Our Lady. Children are
supposed to realize that God in the very Flesh obeyed His creatures in
the Holy Family of Nazareth. So must they.
Parents must, for their part, foster an atmosphere
within the family of selflessness, charity, forgiveness and joy,
centering the family's life on daily assistance at the Holy Sacrifice of
the Mass (if at all possible), regular time spent in prayer before the
Blessed Sacrament, the daily recitation of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary,
supplications to Our Lady's Most Chaste Spouse, Saint Joseph, home
enthronement to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart
of Mary, Total Consecration to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
through the same Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scriptural reading and
family reading time, especially about the lives of the saints, and a
refusal to participate in the rot of popular culture. This requires
sacrifice and the willingness to be misunderstood, calumniated and
rejected even by one's own family members as we protect our children
from those cultural currents that come from the devil and are designed
to lead each of us to Hell for all eternity.
To eschew worldliness one must be ready to embrace
the Holy Poverty of the Holy Family of Nazareth, detaching oneself from
the material acquisitiveness of our consumer society, shaped by
Judeo-Calvinist materialism, and to live in light of First Things and
Last Things as we week to acquire the only thing that matters:
Sanctifying Grace in this life and eternal life in the glory of the
Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost in
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you, save souls!
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, pray for us now and in death's agony.
Although some are attempting to claim that Jorge Mario Bergoglio is a "radical" in comparison to the "more traditional" Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, the truth is, of course, that there is no space between these two apostates on matters of substance. Part one of this series examines their absolute oneness concerning the "enduring validity" of the Mosaic Covenant. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Life outside of the Bergoglio Bubble and off of the internet entirely, although busy and tiring in its own right, for three and one-half days was delightful. Returning to the world of conciliar apostasy, however, is truly oppressing. This is a time for us to pray and make many sacrifices as far worse chastisements may be upon us pretty soon, including more of the unusual weather patterns that most of the United States of America has been experiencing the past several days. So much for "global warming" (see Dear Morons and Idiots in Copenhagen). Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
January 7 Update
Although access to the internet was restored last evening after an absence of four days, duties of state prevented the completion of the next original article for this site. Well, little things such as a frozen water pump. Little things like that. Penance is better than ever in 2014!
As Bergoglio has been a busy apostate in the past four days, the next article will be an action-packed juggernaut that will prove worth the wait.
Seriously, the next article will review the rapid advance of the conciliar revolution against the Catholic Faith that has many in the "resist while recognize" camp straining to explain how their man in white in Rome has not expelled himself from the bosom of Holy Mother Church by virtue of his lifelong beliefs that are inimical to the Sacred Deposit of Faith and injurious to the eternal good of the souls for whom Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood to redeem.
Thanks for your patience.
Our Lady of the Rosary pray for us.
January 3-6 Articles
In the midst of changing internet providers, I will be unable to post articles between today, Friday, January 3, 2014, the Octave Day of the Feast of Saint John the Evangelist, and Tuesday, January 7, 2014. I will also be unable to respond to e-mails promptly, especially as I hate--as in despite and loathe--"texting" and composing e-mails on my horrible cellular phone that is smarter than I am. I am sorry for the inconvenience. The first series of 2014, which will begin next week, will explain that Joseph Alois Ratzinger and Jorge Mario Bergoglio are complete creatures of Modernism, differing only on matters of style and emphasis, which is why those continue to project doctrinal orthodoxy into the Modernist, Hegelian mind of the retired "Pope Benedict XVI" to differentiate him from Bergoglio are lost in a never-never land of delusion.
Today's article, Bergoglio's Agenda For 2014? Revolution, What Else discusses the false "pontiff's" agenda for 2014, including a brief reference to his "World Day of Peace" message, which is nothing other than a variation of the themes of his predecessors as the universal public face of apostasy in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, and "Pope Francis's" plans for the further destruction of the remaining remnants of Catholicism in order to advance the revolutionary "vision" that he believes was stymied under Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Ratzinger/Benedict. Bergoglio is as deluded as his "conservative" or traditionally-minded critics as his two immediate predecessors were ardent Modernists. There's much in this new article, including a Bergoglio blasphemy from seven months ago that had escaped my attention.
Our Lord was made manifest on
Christmas Day to the handful of Jewish people, including the shepherds
in the field who were sent to adore Him by the angels who had announced
the following: "And there were in the same country shepherds
watching, and keeping the night watches over their flock. And behold an
angel of the Lord stood by them, and the brightness of God shone round
about them; and they feared with a great fear. And the angel said to
them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, that
shall be to all the people:
"For, this day, is born to you a Saviour, who is
Christ the Lord, in the city of David. And this shall be a sign unto
you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in
a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the
heavenly army, praising God, and saying: Glory to God in the highest;
and on earth peace to men of good will. And it came to pass, after the
angels departed from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to
another: Let us go over to Bethlehem, and let us see this word that is
come to pass, which the Lord hath shewed to us.
'And they came with haste; and they found Mary and
Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. And seeing, they understood
of the word that had been spoken to them concerning this child. And all
that heard, wondered; and at those things that were told them by the
shepherds. But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God, for all the
things they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them." (Luke 2:
Today's feast, the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord, known colloquially
in Ireland as "Little Christmas" and in many other places as Three
Kings' Day, celebrates Our Lord's manifestation to the whole world
through the Gentiles. Indeed, the Offertory for today's Mass explains
that all kings shall adore Christ King and that all nations shall serve
Him: "The kings of Tharsis and the islands shall offer presents: the kings of
the Arabians and of Saba shall bring gifts: and all kings of the earth
shall adore Him: all nations shall serve Him."
The United States of America is no exception to this. We must pray for
the day when the leaders of this country, founded on the falsehoods of
Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry that are so hateful to Our King, will
adore Him as their King and the day when this nation will serve Him as
it acknowledges His Social Kingship over it by submitting in all that
pertains to the good of souls to the authority of the Catholic Church
that He Himself founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope. We are
suffering at the hands of statists today because the men of Modernity
who believed that they had no obligation to offer public worship to
Christ the King through His true Church set us on a course that can
result only in the triumph of the civil state over the King of Kings Who
was made manifest to Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar on this
day. We must make Him manifest in our own lives at at all times, never
fearing to suffer in behalf of the truths of the Holy Faith or to suffer
in the cause of justice when souls are placed into jeopardy needlessly
even by some of our own true shepherds.
A blessed Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord to you all on Monday, January 6, 2014!
One of the most heinous mass murders in history, Ariel Sharon, has received proper care for the last eight years after having suffered a massive stroke on January 4, 2006. Thirteen year-old Jahi McMath is being denied what Ariel Sharon, a mass murderer, has received. Such must the fate of a world where we are all at the "mercy" of the monsters of Modernity who serve as administrators in most hospitals today. We need to continue to offer our prayers, especially by means of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary, for Jahi McMath, her family and those assisting her, including Dr. Paul Byrne, who has put out an urgent call to find an ENT physician who is willing to perform a tracheotomy on her. Please spread the world and keep up your prayers.
This is a brief follow-up to three previous commentaries on Jorge Mario Bergoglio's December 20, 2013, blasphemy against the Mother of God that was prompted by a comment from a reader. The current commentary, although brief, amplifies the point made by the observant reader. O Mary Conceived Without Sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee! Saint Joseph, pray for us.
We start the New Year of Our
Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the year 2014, with the Feast of
His Circumcision, the first time that He shed His Most Precious Blood as
His Holy Name, Jesus, was proclaimed publicly for the first time. One
drop of His Most Precious Blood would have been enough to redeem us. It
was His Co-Equal Father's Will for Him to undergo His fearful Passion
and Death so as to show forth the depths of His love for us and the
horror of our own sins.
Our Lady was present with her Most Chaste Spouse,
Good Saint Joseph, when the Precious Blood of her Divine Son was shed
for the first time on this day over two millennia now. She was present
as He shed His Most Precious Blood during His Passion and Death. She,
our spotless Blessed Mother, wants us to be ready to shed our blood in
behalf of the Holy Faith and in defense of the Holy Name of Jesus, the
only Name given to men by which they are to be saved. We will rely upon
Our Lady's help to have the courage to be more zealous in defense of the
Holy Faith that has been given to us as such a high cost?
It is but a brief reflection on
the gratitude that we must have to God for all that He has given us
throughout our lives, including the now concluded year of 2013, and to
beg Him to be grateful to Him for everything that He gives us--both the
consolations and the crosses--as we offer unto Him in perfect equanimity
all of our sorrows and joys through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart
A blessed New Year and Feast of the Circumcision of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to you all!
Pope Saint Sylvester I did not
abide heresy. He did not enable it in the slightest. He confronted it as
he sought the conversion of all non-Catholics to the true Faith. His
firm defense of the Holy Faith as Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus
Christ's Vicar on earth must inspire us in our day to seek his
intercession for the needs of the Church Militant on earth as she
suffers in the catacombs as pretenders to the papal throne make their
open accommodations to propositions that have been anathematized time
and time again in the past by true popes and/or dogmatic councils. The
Church arose from the catacombs during the pontificate of Pope Saint
Sylvester I. May his intercession for us now help to bring about a like
arising from the catacombs in our own day as the falsehoods of the
counterfeit church of conciliarism are wiped away once and for all.
Although so many Catholics in the world are without the Real Presence of Our Lord to adore, those who are so privileged in this time of apostasy and betrayal would be wise to end this year by spending time
before Him in
prayer as we pray our Rosaries in thanksgiving for the favors and graces
received this year, in reparation for our sins and those of others this
year, in petition for our spiritual and temporal needs and, of course,
in adoration of the good God Who preserves our existence and Who wants
us to show forth our love for Him by our fidelity to His teaching and
our sorrow for our sins as members of His true Church.
It had been my hope to have another original article posted by today. That will have to wait until tomorrow, the Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord. Tomorrow's article will be a brief follow-up to several other recent commentaries.
Not including guest columns, there were two hundred forty-five original articles published this year. The work quotient will have to decrease some in the coming year. However, I will still endeavor to write as time permits. A multi-part series will begin next week at some point, although there will be a hiatus of a five days or so to prepare this series for publication.
A Holy New Year of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ 2014 to you all!
We live in a world where monstrous social engineers decide the fate of entire nations while bringing the wrath of God upon them for their promotion of evil. The continued violence against Catholics in a country supposedly "liberated" by the United States of American on March 20, 2003, and the continuing saga of Jahi McMath represent the depths to which the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic engineers of Modernity have brought us, enabled as they have been and continue to be by the doctrinal, liturgical and pastoral engineers of Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us!
I have been given the privilege of posting two articles written by that fine Catholic apologist, Mr. Timothy A. Duff. The first, Francis, The Historic Blasphemer, is Mr. Duff's brief but powerful defense of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was recently blasphemed by Jorge Mario Bergoglio (see yesterday's article, All Bergoglio Has Done Is to Change The Volume of the "Music" All Right, for a recap of this hideous blasphemy), and his equally powerful challenge to those in the "resist while recognize" movement to recognize that Bergoglio is not and cannot be a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter. Mr. Duff's second commentary, Letter To A Prominent Resist and Recognizer, provides a moving exhortation to an unnamed "resist and recognizer" to understand the true situation of the Church Militant in this time of apostasy and betrayal. It is an exhortation that can apply to man of our own relatives and forme friends!
I thank Mr. Duff for giving me the honor of posting these two articles.
Finally, this is a reminder that the world-famous Donations page was updated two days ago. Thank you for your consideration of this request.
A prominent anti-sedevacantist presbyter has dispatched a Christmas newsletter that is a total whitewash of the true record of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as "Pope" Francis in the past nine and one-half months. This article is an effort to remove the whitewash for the sake of truth, which the newsletter in question does not tell.
There are familiar citations found in this article. However, there are two citations that have never been used before on this site.
There was a time when there
were real, honest-to-goodness Catholic Archbishops of Canterbury. Let's
see here, that would be from the time of Saint Augustine of Canterbury
in 597 A.D. to the time of Reginald Cardinal Pole in 1558, a period of
nearly a millennium. The fortieth legitimate Archbishop of Canterbury is
the saint whose feast we celebrate today, Saint Thomas a Becket, who
was indeed a martyr for the Church's liberties.
Saint Thomas a Becket asserted the rights of Christ
the King as the Archbishop of Canterbury, insisting that clerics accused
of civil crimes be tried in ecclesiastical, not civil, courts. This led
him to clash with his onetime friend, King Henry II of the House of
Plantagenet. Prefiguring another English king named Henry (this one,
number The Eighth, from the House of Tudor), Henry II could not abide
his former friend's resistance to his, Henry's attempt to assert royal
power over the Church, leading him to uttering the words that would
inspire three of his barons to murder the Archbishop of Canterbury,
Thomas a Becket, on this date in 1170, eight hundred thirty-nine years
ago now. The latter Henry, the one called "The Eighth," had Saint Thomas
a Becket's relics destroyed as his martyrdom was a reminder to one and
all that the Church has Divine Rights superior to those of the civil
King Henry II had to do public penance for uttering
the words that resulted in the martyrdom of Saint Thomas a Becket. His
son, King John I, having been slow to learn the lessons of his public
penance, was forced by his barons and noblemen in the year 1215 to sign
the Magna Carta to guarantee the rights of the Church under civil law in
England. This was a victory for the liberties of the Catholic Church
that had been won by the blood of this great champion of the Social
Reign of Christ the King, Saint Thomas a Becket, whose intercession we
seek this day and every day for the restoration of the Social Reign of
Christ the King in all nations, including the United States of America.
Indeed, the situation we face in the United States of
America today is the direct result of the overthrow of the Social Reign
of Christ the King wrought by the Protestant Revolt and the rise of
Judeo-Masonry. Nations founded in the belief that men can pursue the
common temporal good without subordinating themselves to the Deposit of
Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ entrusted
exclusively to His Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and
infallible explications who believe that they can be "good" and
"virtuous" on their own powers without belief in, access to or
cooperation with Sanctifying Grace--are bound to degenerate over the
course of time. Statism is the only end result of the process of decay
that must occur when nations reject the simple truth that Catholicism is
the one and only foundation of personal and social order. And it is the
statists of the present moment, starting with Barack Hussein Obama, who
sacrifice the legitimate national sovereignty and national security of
their own nations in order to demonstrate their "solidarity" with
"bettering" the world on a "global" basis.
A continued blessed Christmas and a blessed Feast of Saint Thomas a Becket to you all!
Today, the Fourth Day within
the Octave of Christmas, is the Feast the Holy Innocents, the children
who were put to death at the orders of the jealous titular King of Judea
who had been installed by the Roman occupiers to pacify resistance to
their unjust occupation of the Holy Land. King Herod the Great, whose
sons Herod and Philip were no less corrupt and violent than he was,
wanted to kill the Baby King Whom he thought to be a threat to his own
political suzerainty, such as it was as a puppet ruler under the Roman
occupiers. It meant nothing to him to wipe out so many innocent children
in his quest to kill the Baby King, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus
Christ, Who was born in Bethlehem to save, his, Herod the Great's, own
immortal soul by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious
Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross.
There have been imitators of Herod the Great
throughout history who have sought to put to death the followers of Our
Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in an insane effort to wipe the
Faith off of the face of this earth. The names of these imitators are
legion. Their likes are to be found in our own midst today as
politicians of both major organized crime families of naturalism in the
United States of America, the Democrat Party and the Republican Party,
believe that a just social order can be established and maintained while
innocent preborn human beings are slaughtered under cover of law and
while the Sovereignty of Christ the King is denied in favor of the
sovereignty of men and their false, naturalistic, semi-Pelagian and
That having been noted, however, it is important to
point out that the Holy Innocents are honored as saints because they
died in the place of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as a
political potentate drunk with his own self-importance sought to kill
the Newborn Baby King with a furious rage. The slaughter of the innocent
preborn today, as horrible as it is and as deserving of our attention especially by means of praying Our
Lady's Most Holy Rosary and by means of sidewalk counseling, is
different in that the children being killed today are not being targeted
specifically in the place of Our Lord.
Unlike the speculative
conclusions offered by the "International Theological Commission" of the
counterfeit church of conciliarism in 2007, the Catholic Church has
never held out "hope" that the souls of unbaptized infants go to Heaven,
which is why the crime of the killing of the preborn is so monstrous as
it kills the souls of those involved in the execution and denies the
slaughtered babies the glory of the Beatific Vision. The Holy Innocents
are saints because they were targeted quite specifically because of Our
Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and thus shed their blood on His
We need to invoke the intercession of the Holy
Innocents today and every day to stop the shedding of the blood of the
innocent under cover of law, praying to them especially that Catholics
blinded by the allure of various naturalistic "strategies" to end the
social evils of the day will be reminded of this truth stated by Pope
Saint Pius X in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910:
For there is no true civilization without a moral
civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion:
it is a proven truth, a historical fact. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ must reign as King of men and nations, my friends. Accept
no naturalistic substitutes from the "Herods" of this world and their
enablers in the counterfeit church of conciliarism who reject the Social
Reign of the Newborn King, Our Divine Redeemer Whom Herod the Great
sought to kill.
Finally, urgent circumstances required me to update the Donations page one final time. It is my hope that those readers who support the work of this site and have the means to assist us will do so within the next week. Thank you.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. The Holy Innocents, pray for us.
This is the second and concluding part of Monday's article. The focus in this part is on Jorge Mario Bergoglio's "equivalent canonization" of Blessed Father Peter Faber, S.J., which removes yet another mask of pretense from the conciliar "saint making factory" just as Bergoglio has done us the favor of removing the mask of any remaining vestiges of Catholicism in his conciliar church on matters of doctrine, liturgy and pastoral praxis. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, a
son of Zebedee, was the youngest of the twelve Apostles. He was a
virgin, a man who offered to His Divine Master, Our Blessed Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ, pure love in a heart that was not sullied by the
world, the flesh and the devil. This youngest Apostle with the purest
heart was permitted to lean on Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus
Christ's chest, wherein beat His Most Sacred Heart, at the Last Supper.
And it was this purity of heart possessed by Saint John the Evangelist
that led him to be present at the foot of the Holy Cross and to be given
the singular privilege by Our Divine Redeemer of caring for His own
Most Blessed Mother until the time of her death and bodily Assumption
Despite what the now retired Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI contended blasphemously in his Jesus of Nazareth book concerning the "disputed" nature of the human authorship of the
Fourth Gospel, Saint John the Evangelist is indeed the human author of
the Fourth Gospel and of his epistles and the Book of the Apocalypse.
Saint John is the Evangelist of the Incarnation of the Word whose Gospel
provides us with Scriptural proofs for the doctrine of the Eucharist
and for the Sacrament of Penance. And the Charity preached by Saint John
the Evangelist was no exercise in empty sentimentality. For it was
Saint John himself who wrote:
Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ, is born
of God. And every one that loveth him who begot, loveth him also who is
born of him. In this we know that we love the children of God: when we
love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the charity of God,
that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not heavy. (1
John 5: 1-3)
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us to remain faithful to the Catholic Faith.
Although a new article has been completed, I have
sent it out to be reviewed prior to its being posted. Regardless of how
long that process take, however, there will be an original article
concerning the continued advances made by the socialist brand of
naturalism that are unfolding right before our very eyes.
The shadow of the Holy Cross
hung over the cave in Bethlehem even as the shepherds who had been
called by angels from the nearby fields adored the Infant King alongside
the Mother of God and her Most Chaste Spouse, Saint Joseph. Holy Mother
Church directs our attention to this fact today as we focus on the
truth that the Birth of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in
Bethlehem on Christmas Day was to make possible our own spiritual
rebirth in the Baptismal font and our birth unto eternal life at the
moment of our deaths if we persist to the very end in states of
Sanctifying Grace. The path to our salvation runs directly through the
Holy Cross and it requires us to be willing to sacrifice riches and
honors and pleasures and human respect and even our very lives to bear
witness to Christ the King a He has revealed Himself to men exclusively
through the Catholic Church that He founded upon the Rock of Peter, the
Saint Stephen the Protomartyr was willing to lay down
his life as he preached the Gospel of the Divine Redeemer in an attempt
to convert the Jews who were listening to him and engaging him in
disputation. He exhibited the Virtue of Fortitude as he proclaimed the
Gospel in the midst of insults an threats. And Saint Stephen the
Protomartyr exhibited the Virtue of Charity as he prayed for his
executioners, one of whom was the fire-breathing anti-Catholic zealot
named Saul of Tarsus. Saint Stephen's prayers at the time of his
martyrdom and from eternity thereafter won the conversion of Saul, who
became the Apostle to the Gentiles, Saint Paul the Apostle.
Saint Stephen wanted to effect the conversion of his
executioners. He did not seek to reaffirm them in their act of murder or
to reaffirm them in the practice of Judaism. Saint Stephen did not
dismiss or denigrate the gravity of their crimes. He simply did not hold
those crimes against his persecutors as he prayed for their conversion.
We must pray always for those who hate us, for those
who calumniate us, for those who have done us some injury in the past,
for those who have rejected us for one reason or another. Praying for
and forgiving those from whom we are estranged is not an option for a
Catholic. It is an obligation of the interior life imposed directly by
the God-Man Himself in the Sermon on the Mount. If He forgives us so
readily in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance, why are we so slow to forgive
others who owe us but an infinitesimally small portion of what we owe
Him for our own forgiven sins? As the late Father John Hardon, S.J.,
noted in a conference in Sterling Heights, Michigan, at which I gave two
presentations, "God permits us to sin so that we can forgive each
other. Let me repeat myself here: God permit us to sin so that we can
forgive each other." A sinner who is contrite and thankful to God never
withholds forgiveness from his fellow sinner. Saint Stephen teaches us
that lesson today. Are we going to learn it once and for all?
Rejoice! Venite Adoremus! Our Saviour has been born for us of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Midnight in piercing cold. Venite Adoremus!
Surrounded by the host of Heavenly angels, the Second
Person of the Blessed Trinity Who was made Man in His Most Blessed
Mother's Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of the Third Person
of the Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, at the Annunciation nine
months before is born for us this night. The long awaited Messiah comes
as a helpless Infant, born in anonymity, poverty and humility. Bright
radiant beams shine forth from His Holy Face, a Face that would be
marred beyond all recognition by our sins as He walked on the Via
Dolorosa on Good Friday to redeem us on the wood of the Holy Cross and
thus make possible for us eternal life in Heaven in the glory of the
Beatific Vision of God the Father, Himself, the God the Son, and God the
Those bright beams that shone forth from the Newborn
Baby Jesus this morning are meant to shine forth from our own souls as
we grow in the graces that He won for us on the wood of the Holy Cross
and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our
Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces. There is no Holy Mass,
where Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is born under the
appearances of bread and wine every time a true bishop or a true priest
utters the terrible words of Consecration, without this holy night. Just
as Our Lord obeyed His Heavenly Father to become Man, so does He obey
mere men when they, whose immortal souls have been conformed to His
Priesthood and Victimhood, utter the words of Consecration over the mere
elements of this earth, making Him Incarnate to feed our bodies and
souls unto eternal life.
There is no regeneration of souls in the Baptismal font or in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance without this holy night.
There is no hope for mankind without this holy night.
There is, as the first Pope, Saint Peter, teaches us,
no "salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven
given to men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4: 12.) Only Christ the
King is God. None other. Catholicism is the one and only foundation of
personal and social order. None other.
We gather around Our Lady, out of whose Virginal and
Immaculate Womb the Newborn Babe passed as light through crystal this
morning, and her Most Chaste Spouse, Good Saint Joseph, to adore Our
Saviour, the very Lamb of God Who takest away the sins of the world,
including yours and, most especially, mine!
May the Joyful Mysteries we continue to pray during
this Octave of Christmas help us to be ever thankful for the great,
incomparable gift that Our Lady gave to us this night as she brought
forth her Divine Son so that He, Who stretched out His holy arms in the
Crib this night, could stretch out this holy arms on the wood of the
Cross to embrace all men to lift them up to the Heavenly Father in
Spirit and in Truth.
On behalf of my wife Sharon and our daughter Lucy, I
wish each of you a most Blessed and Joyous Christmas. This greeting is
extended to all who access this site. No matter the difficulties of the
present moment as false ecclesiastical officials deny the Sacred Rights
of the Social Reign of Christ the King and esteem the symbols of false
religions that are hideous and loathsome in His sight, the peace of
Christ the King that He has entrusted to the Immaculate Heart of His
Most Blessed Mother is something that a believing Catholic must will for
everyone, praying fervently for all whom God's Holy Providence has
placed in his path over the years, including those, of course, from whom
various events have estranged us.
May each of us, united to the Merciful Heart of the
Divine Redeemer that was formed out of us and is united yet to the
Immaculate Heart of Mary, help us to pray for each other as we pray for
the day with all Catholics will speak with one voce (una voce) and will
think with but one mind, that of the Catholic Church, she who teaches
the unchanging truths of the Immutable Triune God.
In addition, to the new article for this day, Christmas Day 2013, the following articles are reflections that have been written over the years. Born to Give Birth to Us All is a variation of a "homily" I wrote for a conciliar "bishop" twenty
years ago and has gone through various redactions in The Wanderer, the
printed pages of Christ or Chaos and on this website. The Christ and His Mass was written six years ago and undergone a few revisions since then. Venite Adoremus was written in 2007. Each of the reflections repeat similar themes,
which is why I decided that any effort of mine to write a new article
would produce something similar to these three. None of my own poor
articles, however, compares to the work of gifted authors who probe the
depths of the Sacred Mysteries. Even none of the work of such gifted
authors, though, captures the inexpressible joy and peace and glory of
his holy night and season. That can be done only in the Holy Sacrifice
of the Mass.
I would be remiss if I closed this update without
thanking the few good souls who sent us Christmas cards and non-tax-deductible
financial gifts, whether by snail mail or online, in recent weeks. Although the numbers of those who support the work of this has dropped this year, we remain grateful to all those who donated in the past and to those who continue to send us what their means permit when they are able to do so. We can only repay you with our poor
Thirteen year-old Jahi McMath is on death row now at Children's Hospital in Oakland, California. Her crime? Being the victim of a tonsillectomy to treat sleep apnea that resulted in massive internal bleeding, sending her into cardiac arrest. The sentence? ""Brain dead." There is no room in the inn at Children's Hospital in Oakland, California for Jahi McMath. Little has changed in the world in the past two thousand years. Please pray for Jahi McMath and her family this Christmas Eve.
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ is nigh today. He comes to us in Midnight in piercing cold
in Bethlehem. Have we prepared to "make haste," that is, to flee from
the world and its false attractions and promises and "saviours" to
welcome Him in our hearts and souls by means of Holy Communion? Have we
asked His Most Blessed Mother, Who brought Him forth miraculously in the
cave when there was no room for Him in the inn, to help us to make room
for Him in the "inns" of our hearts and souls. Have we asked the Patron
of the Universal Church and the Protector of the Faithful, Good Saint
Joseph, to protect and to guide us as we seek out His Divine foster-Son
as He is born for us on Altars of Sacrifice in the Catholic catacombs?
Are we prepared to make this day, Christmas Eve, the Vigil of Christmas,
one final day of penance as we abstain from the eating of meat and as
we have but one full meal? Are we prepared to celebrate this Christmas
with joy and with thanksgiving as the Word Who was made Flesh in Our
Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of God the Holy Ghost
beckons us to adore Him in His Real Presence day in and day out?
Make haste, the Lord is night. Midnight is coming. Are we ready? Make haste. Prepare well. Our Saviour is to be born for us!
Finally, did you see that the two-headed "pope" monster met again yesterday? Perhaps Jorge Mario Bergoglio presented Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI with a gift of sliced and carved Summorum Pontificum under glass. Well, I will work this all into a series that will begin after I complete part-two of yesterday's article. There will be no "Christmas break" with Bergoglio running amok against the Faith and the Mother of God as he is doing.
Attention today is turned to the lawlessness of the reigning caesar, whose administration has been delivering children smuggled into this country to their illegal immigrant parents already living here. What oath of office to see to it that the laws are faithfully executed? Attention tomorrow will be turned to the lawlessness of the universal public face of apostasy, about whom there is really little more that can be said as my article of two days ago now, Blasphemer, has made very clear. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Today is the transferred Feast of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini here in the United States of America.
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini
longed as a child to be a missionary to China. It was Pope Leo XIII,
concerned about Italian emigres to the United States of America being
coopted by the Americanist culture of religious indifferentism and
pluralism and materialism, who sent her packing to these shores. Mother
Cabrini, the foundress of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart,
worked throughout the Americas to preserve the Catholicism of Italians
and others who had migrated to the New World at the end of the
Nineteenth Century and into the beginning of the Twentieth Century. She
labored hard for souls, earning her the trust and admiration of Pope Leo
XIII and his successor, Pope Saint Pius X.
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini longed from her
childhood to save souls, starting with her own, and her zeal to bring
souls to a love of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus was intense. She
mortified her fear of spiders and other insects as she traveled
extensively throughout the Americas, sometimes doing battle with the
most nefarious of characters and, on one occasion in Nicaragua, battling
gun-toting parents who were upset with her for enforcing authentically
Catholic standards of modesty, very much in line with Our Lady's Fatima
dress code, that made no concessions to any kind of worldly spirit
whatsoever. Mother Cabrini contracted malaria, which would wind up
killing her years later, in her travels. Even malaria, however, did not
stop Mother Cabrini from founding sixty-seven institutions of mercy
(hospitals, orphanages, schools).
We must have the same zeal for souls as Mother
Cabrini, the first and only American citizen to be canonized (leaving
aside, of course, those "canonized" by the counterfeit church of
conciliarism) as we recall the old Italian prayer, "Mother Cabrini,
don't be a meanie, answer my prayer!" Mother Cabrini, help us to go to
the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate
Heart of Mary! (This article is accompanied by Mother Cabrini's Shrine: A Pictorial Essay that is composed of photographs my wife Sharon took at the Mother
Cabrini Shrine in the Fort Washington section of the Borough of
Manhattan in the City of New York, New York, on Saturday, December 22,
2007.) Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, pray for us!
Although a relatively brief article, much time was spent putting it together in order to do justice for the Mother of God who as blasphemed yet again yesterday by Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Sadness fills one's Catholic heart to see Our Lady blasphemed as Bergoglio does. Shameful. May God have mercy on us all!
Today is the Feast of Saint
Thomas the Apostle. Saint Thomas did not believe that Our Blessed Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ had risen from the dead on Easter Sunday. Our
Lord told the doubting Apostle to press his finger into His nail marks
and to press his hand into His wounded side. Saint Thomas believed.
Along with the other Apostles, including the one who replaced Judas
Iscariot, Saint Matthias, Saint Thomas became a bold proclaimer of the
Catholic Faith, going to India, where he sacrificed his life for the
Saint Thomas the Apostle touched the flesh of the
Risen Saviour with his own hands. He then went on to touch the Body,
Blood, Soul, and Divinity of that same Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
with his own priestly hands as he uttered the words at Holy Mass that
made the Messias incarnate under the appearances of bread and wine. The
very words Saint Thomas uttered after he had touched Our Lord on Low
Sunday, Dominus meus et Deus meus, are what we pray every time a
true priest utters these words at Holy Mass: "Hoc Est Enim Corpus
Meum." As we prepare the celebration of Christmas Day four days from
now, we should ask Saint Thomas to help us reverence Our Lord in His
Real Presence with greater fervor as we grow stronger in the Faith with
every passing day, consecrated as we are to Our Lord through the
Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Thomas the Apostle, pray
Although I covered Jorge Mario Bergoglio's continuing persecution of the Franciscan Firers of the Immaculate six days ago in Jorge The Humble On The Warpath, there is Friars news about this sad matter that can be found at Rorate Caeli Update on FFI Intervention, remembering, of course, that the reporting of the matter on this site is premised upon the belief that a true pope can be "resisted" while "recognized." Nevertheless, however, the latest update contains an authoritative refutation of a report on Catholic World News that was nothing other than piece of propaganda in behalf of Bergoglio and his inquisitor, Fidenzio Volpi, who have resorted to the old Stalinist tactic of accusing enemies of crimes for which they are not guilty.
With apologies for the delay, which was unavoidable, and after a day that began twenty-one hours ago, I present to you pat two of Monday's article. This part takes a little different approach that used in part one, including using two citations that add a bit of "punch" to the text. Take a read--and don't ignore that little icon before the appendix. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
December 18 Update
As you may have noticed by now after nearly a decade of this site's existence, Christ or Chaos is not a blog. I have neither the time or the interest or even the ability to provide "instant" commentaries. Mind you, there are those who do very good work in defense of the Holy Faith with blogs. This is simply not my aptitude or inclination.
Thus it is that, as has been noted very frequently on this site, I am attempting to leave behind a body of work that contains sustained arguments and researched facts while providing, every once in a while, pieces of research that help readers to "connect the dots," shall we say. The next article, although it will not be terribly long, is taking a long time to complete because of research. It should be posted tomorrow.
Jorge is still on the warpath against his "restorationists." Frederico Lombardi says that Fidenzio Volpi is doing exactly what Bergoglio desires. Gerhard Ludwig Muller is praising the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service for having proven itself to be an "effective remedy against a godless culture." Just more madness from the insane world of conciliarism.
Finally! Here is the concluding part of what turned out to be a seven-part series on Evangelii Gaudium that began sixteen days ago now. Thank you for your patience. Even this final part took longer than I had expected.
Saint Lucy was induced to
worship the idols when a suitor, who was angered by her rejection of him
after she had given away her riches to the poor, betrayed her as
Christian to the pagan officials of the Roman Empire in Syracuse, Sicily
at the beginning of the Fourth Century A.D., in the year 304 A.D. Saint
Lucy could have saved her life if only she worshiped the idols.
Unlike the conciliar "pontiffs," men who have
esteemed the symbols of various and sundry false religions, with their
own consecrated hands, Saint Lucy refused to do so and was immovable
when taken to a house of sin. She refused even to look upon the vice
that was before her. May this immovable foe of religious liberty help us
to see more clearly with the eyes of our immortal souls that the
Catholic Church cannot be in the least responsible for the abominations
and blasphemies and sacrileges and defections from the Faith perpetrated
by the counterfeit church of conciliarism. May Saint Lucy, a model of
purity and gentleness and grace and courage, help us to see so clearly
that we flee to the catacombs where the Faith is protected without any
concessions to conciliarism.
A blessed Feast of Saint Lucy to all who are named
after this great witness to the Faith, especially my dear wife, who took
Saint Lucy as her patron at Baptism, and our dear daughter, Lucy Mary
Therese Norma, who has, of course, a special devotion to the virgin and
martyr from Syracuse, Sicily.
I ask your prayers also for the repose of the soul
of the late Father Salvatore V. Franco, who died on this day ten years
ago now. Father Franco, who suffered from serious heart problems but
died of a form of leukemia that he only found out he had weeks before he
died, was good enough to offer Sharon and the newborn Lucy and me
refuge in his kitchen in Westbury, Long Island, New York, in April of
2002 as he offered the Immemorial Mass of Tradition for us each weekday.
Although I had long before abandoned the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service on Sundays as I moved in "indult" circles, we made the decision
to abandon all putative "offerings" of this abominable travesty during the week
when Father Franco took ill before he died. Father Franco, who was
ordained as a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1953, had a heart
attack in 1963 at the age of thirty-seven, an act of God's Divine Mercy
that kept him from being immersed in parish life as the conciliar
revolution proceeded apace. Father Franco kept active, however, offering
Mass and helping souls. We will be forever grateful to him for
providing us with the refuge that he did after Lucy's birth. Eternal
rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May
he rest in peace. Amen. We miss you, Father!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Lucy, pray for us.
With apologies for the delay, part six of my series on Evangelii Gaudium is hereby presented. It is rather long. Well, it should be long as it has taken the better part of four very long, long days to complete. Given the fact that the time moved well past Midnight as I was completing this part, I decided to cease work and post the article without completing the series. This current part does include commentary on a few recent events that are very relevant to Evangelii Gaudium. There will be a part seven, probably very brief, by tomorrow, Friday December 13, 2013, the Feast of Saint Lucy within the Octave of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Our Blessed Mother gave us two
great miracles on this day 479 years ago. Acceding to the demand of
Apostolic Administrator [later Archbishop] Fray Juan de Zumarraga,
O.F.M., the Mother of God saw to it that Castilian roses grew atop
Tepeyac Hill so that her little "Juanito," Juan Diego, a fifty-five
year-old widower to whom she had first appeared on December 9, 1531,
could provide proof that it was she who had made the request of Fray de
Zumarraga to built a shrine in her honor on the hill where she appeared.
The administrator's guards, who had treated Juan Diego with such
cruelty and even racism, spied those roses and tried to grab them out of
Juan's tilma as he waited to see Fray de Zumarraga. The roses, quite
miraculously, disappeared every time the guards sought to snatch them
away from Juan Diego.
Those Castilian roses were presented by Juan Diego to
Fray Juan de Zumarraga, who knelt before the Indian convert to the
Faith as he gazed upon the miraculous image that Juanito did not know
was there: the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who was clearly expecting
the Baby Jesus. Remember, this was Advent in the year 1531, just
forty-nine years after Christopher Columbus first set foot on the Island
of San Salvador to implant the Cross of the Divine Redeemer in this
hemisphere for the first time since Saint Brendan the Navigator had done
so in the First Millennium.
Our Lady's miraculous image showing her expecting the
Baby Jesus is quite symbolic of the expectant desire she had then--and
has now--for the conversion of the peoples of the Americas to the true
Faith, that each person and each nation be born anew as they submit
themselves to Christ the King through His Catholic Church. Over nine
million indigenous people converted to the true Faith within a short
time following her apparition to Juan Diego on this day 478 years ago,
almost person for person the number of people lost to the Faith as a
result of the Protestant Revolt in Europe. It was almost as though God
was saying to those who left, "Fine. I will have My Mother get new souls
to populate Holy Mother Church and hence Heaven itself."
The Americas were indeed converted to Catholicism,
which is why the devil had to attack the Faith in Latin America with
such ferocity by means of the Masonic revolutionaries who were supported
in both philosophical and monetary terms by the lodges in the nascent
Untied States of America. Great crimes were committed against Our
Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother as a
result. These crimes continue to this day, which is, of course, one of
the reasons that Saint Michael the Archangel appeared with Our Lady as
she spoke to Juan Diego. Our Lady has crushed the head of the serpent
with her heel and Saint Michael the Archangel is our helper to crush him
in our own lives and in the Americas where he reigns, albeit
temporarily, in civil government and in popular culture.
May we rely upon the intercession of Our Lady of
Guadalupe, the Empress and Patroness of the Americas, to help us to be
courageous enough to plant seeds for the conversion of the Americas,
including the United States of America, to the Social Reign of Christ
the King as It must be exercised by the Catholic Church. Perhaps an
extra Rosary today on this glorious feast day will help us to be more
faithful and more courageous in our promotion of the Social Reign of
Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen. Viva Cristo Rey!
Also, I ask for your prayers today for my brother, who turns sixty years of age on this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. There are times that I ask myself, "He's sixty! I'm sixty-two! How did this happen?" We must use our time well as eternity depends upon our doing so.
Check back for part seven of today's article tomorrow.
December 11 Update
Part six of my series of Evangelii Gaudium is nearing completion. It would take another three hours to complete work on it, something that would require me to be up until 5:00 a.m. after working late last Monday night/Tuesday morning on the project. No can do. All I do is to ask your forgiveness and to beg your patience. I believe that the article should be posted around 6:00 p.m. today, the Feast of Pope Saint Damasus I within the Octave of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Pope Saint Damasus I, pray for us.
Although I have not updated the Donations page in twenty-nine days, this does not mean that the same need does not exist now and then. It does. Thank you for your consideration.
Although it is early on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin and the commemorated Second Sunday of Advent, I have posted part five of what will be a six-part series on Evangelii Gaudium. Those who read this commentary, whether today or at some point in the next few days, will see why it took so long to complete. Part six should appear on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, the Feast of Pope Saint Damasus. Thank you for your patience.
"I AM THE IMMACULATE
CONCEPTION." Those words, uttered by the Mother of God herself to Saint
Bernadette Soubirous in the Grotto of Massabielle near Lourdes, France,
on March 25, 1858, was a Heavenly ratification of the solemn, infallible
proclamation of the doctrine of her Immaculate Conception by Pope Pius
IX on December 8, 1854, in the Bull Ineffabilis Deus. "I AM THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION."
Our Lady was conceived in the womb of her holy
mother, Good Saint Anne, without any stain of Original or Actual Sin in
anticipation of the merits that would be won by her Divine Son, Our
Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, on the wood of the Holy Cross.
She, the Singular Vessel of Devotion, had the perfect integrity of Adam
and Eve before their Fall from Grace in the Garden of Eden. It is
important, therefore, to get the doctrine of Original Sin right in order
to understand the great miracle worked by God in the soul of the
fairest flower of our race, Our Lady, from the very first moment of her
Immaculate Conception. To get anything about the doctrine of Original
Sin wrong leads to the efforts on the part of Modernists to deconstruct
the doctrinal definitions of Original Sin and of the Immaculate
Alas, the Catholic Church, our Holy Mother on earth,
our Mater and Magister, is as spotless as the Immaculate Blessed Virgin
Mary. Holy Mother Church does not deconstruct infallible dogmatic
definitions. Holy Mother Church cannot do so, which is why we need to
pray to Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces and our
Immaculate Queen, to help us to cleave to true bishops and true priests
in the catacombs who make no concessions to the counterfeit church of
conciliarism that has promulgated an abominable "liturgy" and whose
officials feel feel to "reinterpret" dogmatic truths according to
Modernist propositions that have been condemned by the authority of our
spotless Mother on earth, Holy Mother Church.
Mindful of the effects of our own sins on our
immortal souls and of our need to make reparation for them to the Most
Sacred Heart of Jesus through Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart,
may we make the Secret prayer for today's Holy Mass our own: "Receive the saving Victim we offer to Thee, O Lord, on the solemn feast
of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: and grant that,
as we confess that by Thy prevenient grace she was kept free from every
stain of sin; so, by her intercession, we may be delivered from all our
offenses. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and
reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God."
A blessed Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all!
No, this is not an elegy of praise for the late Nelson Mandela. It is, though, a commentary on Jorge Mario Bergoglio's elegy of praise for Mandela, which was based on delusional propaganda and a complete indifference to the evils that the Communist-allied and funded African National Committee perpetrated and those, such as signing one of the most permissive baby-killing law, when Mandela as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1994.
Yes, you will just have to be as patient for part five of my series on Evangelii Gaudium as I have to patient in awaiting more support from the readership of this site for its work to continue. It should be worth the wait, though.
Remember, today is a day of fast and total abstinence.
O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
Duties of state prevented the completion of part five of Evangelii Gaudium yesterday. As approaching bad weather will keep me home bound today, there should ample time to complete the article for posting by tomorrow.
For the moment, however, I have revised an article in honor of Saint Nicholas of Myra, adding some comments about Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro's praise of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's Evangelii Gaudium in a speech he gave on "economic fairness." Birds of a feather certainly do stick together, don't they?
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Nicholas of Myra, pray for us
Forging ahead with the slow, tedious and horrific work of the commentary on selected passages of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's Evangelii Gaudium, November 26, 2013, attention is turned today to two passages. There will be more in part five tomorrow and part six, which should be published on Saturday, will be longer still. However, constraints of time limited part four to two passages, which are loaded with a motherlode of revolutionary propaganda. To quote a cleric who was once in our acquaintance, "This is insane!"
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Sabbas, pray for us.
Part four of my series on Evangelii Gaudium is taking a long time to complete. Check back tomorrow.
In the meantime, however, I have simply dusted off an article from September 17, 2013, the Feast of the Impression of the Stigmata on Saint Francis of Assisi, to deal with Jorge Mario Bergoglio's repeating his blasphemous heresy that what he thinks is the Catholic Church is widowed. This is even shorter than yesterday's article.
Finally, I do want to extend a public word of thanks to the five people who made non-tax-deductible financial gifts to support the work of this site yesterday. Some pressing needs were met. Others remain. Thanks for your consideration.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Peter Chrysologus, pray for us. Saint Barbara, pray for us.
Although it was my intention to post this article along with yesterday's commentary, "We Want To Be With You", there was no possibility of completing as work on the review of Timothy Michael Dolan's interview with David Gregory of Meet the Press continued until around 4:30 a.m., Eastern Standard Time.
This is a very short article, dealing with Jorge Mario Bergoglio's blasphemous contention that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ only "pretended" to get angry. How can anyone think that this man is a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter?
Part four of my series on Evangelii Gaudium should appear tomorrow, December 4, 2013, the Feast of Saint Peter Chrysologus and the Commemoration of Saint Barbara. A reference to Jorge Mario Bergoglio's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be sure to make its way into its text.
Today's second article is a slightly revised piece from five years ago, Without Regard for Results,
which contrasts Saint Francis Xavier's missionary zeal for souls and
his hatred of false religions and their idols with conciliarism's
"respect" for them.
Finally, I came across an article yesterday that stung more than little bit. The article, How Should One Address the Holder of a Ph.D.?, explained the proper form of address to be used when corresponding with or speaking to the holder of an earned doctorate with whom one is not on first-name basis as a result of personal friendship or familiarity.
The article also explained that even some people with earned doctorates have fallen prey to the egalitarian mind set that is so prevalent today by refusing to sign their names properly. This is what stung as I have refrained from doing so on this site precisely so as not to "boast" of having one, presuming that most readers know my background and that my e-mail address does begin with the title "Dr." However, the point made by the writer is well-taken, thus giving me food for thought. Yes, we can all fall prey to the egalitarian ethos, even an anti-Americanist such as yours truly.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Francis Xavier, pray for us.
"We want to be with you." "You're pushing away some of your strongest supporters."
Who uttered those words and to whom were they expressed rhetorically on Meet the Press yesterday?
Timothy Michael Dolan spoke those words, which he addressed rhetorically to the reigning caesar, Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro.
Although I thought that this commentary would provide a welcome respite from dealing with Evangelii Gaudium after publishing Jorge and Oscar's False Gospel of False Joy, part three two days ago now, it turned out to be longer than I had anticipated. It does not mince any words and covers a lot of territory in the process.
Please pray for repose of the souls of those who were killed in the Metro-North train derailment in the Borough of the Bronx, City of New York, New York, yesterday, December 1, 2013, the first Sunday of Advent and the four hundred eighty-second anniversary of the martyrdom of Blessed Edmund Campion, S.J. (see A Champion for All Ages, which was revised a year ago now and is republished without revisions to account for Jorge Mario Bergoglio's loving embrace of the heretical and schismatic Anglian sect) at the hands of Queen Elizabeth I, and for those who were injured and their families.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Finally, there were 10,704 "unique visitors" to this site last month. As noted in the Donations page update eighteen days ago, the actual number of those accessing this site, if only for a moment before flittering off to some other destination in cyberspace, is far fewer. Still and all, the viewership is large enough to sustain this work, which continues at present only because of two privately solicited non-tax-deductible gifts and the sacrificial gifts made by about fourteen other souls. Some bills have been paid. Others are due now. We need your help. Thank you.
Part four of my series on Evangelii Gaudium will appear, God willing and Our Lady interceding, on Wednesday December 4, 2013, the Feast of Saint Peter Chrysologus and the Commemoration of Saint Barbara. A related article will appear tomorrow, December 3, 2013, the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Bibiana, pray for us.
The drudgery continues, trudging along the mucky path of apostasy being emblazoned by Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his ideologist, Oscar Andres Maradiaga Rodriguez.
Remember, it is important to understand the context in which the conciliar revolutionaries make what seem to be Catholic points at various times. To borrow Pope Saint Pius X's words from Pascendi Dominici Gregis, September 8, 1907, Modernists use a "thousand noxious devices" to mask their intentions, including trying to wrap up their heresies and novelties in language designed to appeal to the sensus Catholicus. Do not permit yourselves to be deceived.
Part four should appear tomorrow, the first Sunday of Advent.
Also, Novus Ordo Wire reported yesterday that Jorge Mario Bergoglio's Evangelii Gaudium's passages on Judaism have convinced Father Paul Kramer, the editor of The Devil's Final Battle, to conclude that the current universal public face of apostasy is not a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter. This is a very courageous step, one that will doubtless be greeted with all manner of criticism. Please pray for Father Kramer at this time.
We are in the final few hours
of the liturgical year. The season of Advent, which lasts for
twenty-five days this year, begins with First Vespers for the First
Sunday of Advent this evening (See the revised Anticipating Advent.)
We must prepare ourselves well to commemorate Our Lord's First Coming
in Bethlehem on Christmas Day by preparing to receive Him worthily each
day by His coming us in Holy Communion, making sure to make our full and
integral Confession of our sins on a weekly basis, if this is at all
possible, as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life
On the Last Day of the Year was written five years ago. It discusses the fact that we must withdraw
from the world during this Advent as we permit the graces won for us by
the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus
Christ's Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow
into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, the
Mediatrix of All Graces, to help us to see the world more and more
clearly each day through the eyes of the true Faith. A believing
Catholic is not going to be caught in any stampede at a Wal-Mart that
kills a night watchman as happened in Valley Stream, New York, two years
ago now. A believing Catholic is not going to be giving "thanks" to
Mohammedans for "bringing" God "back" to Europe as Jean-Louis "Cardinal"
Tauran did two years ago at around this time. A believing Catholic
seeks to Catholicize every moment of his life, which is why it is so
important for us to reject conciliarism and suffer the consequences from
perhaps even relatives for doing so. Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal,
pray for us. Saint Andrew the Apostle, pray for us.
November 29 Update
Although the unpleasant and truly joyless work on the next installment on Evangelii Gaudium consumed the better part of last evening, the late night/early morning postings of the past there days required me to cease work as Midnight approached. With apologies for the delay, I hope to have part three of what looks to be a five-part series complete late this evening for your review.
Finally, although I have not changed the date on the page from last year as the Adobe Contribute program on which these pages are created is acting up again for some unknown reason (Word Press is easier; however, it is impossible to move all of the existing files to Word Press and still retain the internal hyperlinks to various sources, including other articles on this site), I am providing a link to Spiritual Resource: Christmas Novena/Novena to the Immaculate Conception.
The Novena to the Immaculate Conception begins today, Friday, November 29, 2013, the Vigil of the Feast of Saint Andrew and the Commemoration of Saint Saturninus, and runs through Saturday, December 7, 2013, the Feast of Saint Ambrose and the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The Christmas Novena starts tomorrow, Saturday, November 30, 2013, and runs through the Vigil of Christmas, Tuesday, December 24, 2013.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Andrew the Apostle, pray for us. Saint Saturninus, pray for us.
This is another relatively brief commentary on two more passages in Jorge Mario Bergoglio's Evangelii Gaudium, which was issued two days ago, Tuesday, November 26, 2013, the Feast of Saint Sylvester the Abbot and the Commemoration of Saint Peter of Alexandria and, in some places, of Saint Leonard of Port Maurice, whose The Little Number of Those Who are Saved stands as a great contrast to Bergoglio's "universal salvation."
Time did not permit commentary on more than two paragraphs in Bergoglio's latest revolutionary screed. However, as the document is important in that it provides a clearly defined revolutionary blueprint for the "reformation" of what is believed to be the Catholic Church, I have decided to shelve all other pending work in order to write similarly brief commentaries on approximately twenty to thirty paragraphs found in the "apostolic exhortation."
Once again, of course, there is little "new" in Bergoglio's Evangelii Gaudium, whose composition certainly had some assistance from Oscar Andres Maradiaga Rodriguez. Unlike the random, haphazard talks given in the Casa Santa Marta and elsewhere, however, the current document is "one-stop shopping" for all your "holiday season" apostate needs.
Speaking of the secular "holiday," John Calvin Could Not Be Happier has been republished to provide a bit of Catholic commentary on this day when many people will be gathering to give "thanks" to God for "Pope" Francis.
No, I am not going to provide a line by line commentary on Jorge Mario Bergoglio's Evangelii Gaudium as it is nothing other than a reiteration of every shopworn revolutionary cliche that he has uttered in the past eight and one-half months now. I did think it worthwhile, though, to provide commentary on a few of the passages in this miserable screed of Modernism. Part two will follow tomorrow, God willing and Our Lady interceding. Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, pray for us. Saint Vigilius, pray for us.
This is an unexpected follow-up to the commentary published three days ago now. Yes, there is more insanity from Jorge and friends concerning the "hermeneutic of continuity." This new commentary focuses on just one area of rupture between conciliarism and Catholicism: the conciliar teaching on the "new relationship with the faith of Israel."
There will be a brief follow-up, albeit in the context of another article, on last Friday's commentary on the legacy of the late President John F. Kennedy. My article was not meant to be a thorough review of Kennedy's presidency and his public policy positions or his fight against the spooks in the Central Intelligence Agency that may have played a role in his assassination. Books have been written on these subjects that I explored in depth during my thirty years as a college professor of political science both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
My focus was on the legacy of his spirited endorsement, coming courtesy of the words provided him by a Talmudist to speak, of "separation of Church and State," long a cornerstone of the heresy of Americanism. Even though then New York Governor Alfred E. Smith had said much the same thing when he ran for the presidency in 1928 (see Cut From the Same Cloth, which was posted seventy-two months ago now), Kennedy popularized the heresy, and pro-aborts, including members of his own family, have run with it since. That was point of the article, something that I thought had been made clear.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Sylvester the Abbot, pray for us. Saint Peter of Alexandria, pray for us.
More insanity, this time coming from those seeking to put Humpty Dumpty Bergoglio's mass of heresies and errors back together again so that he can adhere to his predecessor's heretical, philosophically absurd and dogmatically condemned "hermeneutic of continuity." Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Pope Saint Clement I, pray for us. Saint Felicitas, pray for us. Father Miguel Augustin Pro, S.J., who was martyred on this date eighty-six years ago on the orders of Plutarco Elias Calles, pray for us. Viva Cristo Rey!
Well, a bit of a change of pace for the readership of this site. Although attention will be focused again on Jorge Mario Bergoglio and friends, this commentary is a reflection on the enduring legacy of the late President John Fitzgerald Kennedy: his contribution to enlarging upon the Americanist doctrine that one's "private" beliefs must not influence one's public actions or policy decisions as an elected official of the civil government.
This may be a lengthy article. As our printer is broken and we have no means to replace it, I am unable to tell you its exact length. However, it is in the same category as Not A Mention of Christ the King, which was published forty-five months ago now.
Although he lived a reckless life and died a violent death fifty years ago today, three weeks authorizing the overthrow of the Catholic President of the Republic of Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem, who was then assassinated along with his brother Ngo Dinh Dhu (both were the brothers of the courageous Archbishop Pierre Martin Nguyen van Thuc), we pray that President Kennedy saved his immortal soul. I pray for his soul every day, and it is very clear from the text of the current article that I was a critic of his during his life and remain so after his death.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Cecilia pray for us.
This is a very brief conclusion to the three part series begun two days ago. Attention will be turned to other matters in the next three days before taking a break on Sunday for the day.
Prayers are requested for two friends of ours who were born on this great feast day. We assure both of our prayers for them and their families every day and wish them a most blessed birthday on this great feast day of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
More insanity from the wrecking crew associated with the counterfeit church of conciliarism. There will be a part three, most likely by tomorrow.
Today is the third anniversary of the death of my childhood schoolmate whom I befriended again in 1992 after seeing her in thirty years, Miss Elizabeth Loretta "Betsy" Ehrbar. Betsy's life gave true Catholic inspiration to all who knew her, something this is explained in a brief reflection, "Why Not Me?", last year after learning of her death on this date in 2010.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
This is a relatively short article whose length has been necessitated by the number of events over the last few days that are best to deal with in a three part series. Part two should appear tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20, 2013, the Feast of Saint Felix of Valois, God willing and Our Lady interceding.
This is a brief reflection on the suffering enduring by one of the earliest members of the Third Order of Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, who suffered much at the hands of her family members and even at the hands of the poor whose welfare she provided so generously when her husband, Louis, was the Landgrieve of Thuringia. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us. Pope Saint Pontianus, pray for us.
November 18 Update
Yes, I really meant it two days ago when postingObamaDeathCare, which was expanded with an additional appendix on Saturday afternoon: there would be a break of one or two days between articles. The next original article on this site should appear tomorrow, Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the Feast of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary and the Commemoration of Saint Pontianus. Thank you for your patience.
Finally, today, the Feast of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul, is the first anniversary of the death at the age of ninety-seven years, seven days of +Father Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D. Please do pray for the repose of his immortal soul. Our Lady will direct the fruit of our prayers to some other deserving soul if Father Martin is not in need of them, which we do not presume in the slightest.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
It would be very tempting to offer regular commentaries on the insanity taking place in the world of naturalism. Perhaps more than half of the over two hundred articles published on this site in calendar year 2012 covered the quadrennial farce that is an American campaign for the office of President of the United States of America. This year, however, there have been fewer such commentaries as the threat to souls--and thus of the entirety of all social order itself--posed by Jorge Mario Bergoglio is greater than that posed by other figures of Antichrist in the world today, such as Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro.
Mind you, this is not to minimize the real danger posed by Obama/Soetoro himself to the eternal welfare of souls. Not at all. It is, however, to state yet again that Obama/Soetoro's rise to power has been made more possible by the counterfeit church of conciliarism's "official reconciliation" with the anti-Incarnational principles of the modern civil state that is utterly defenseless against the triumph of statism as it does not recognize any authority above "the people" and the text of whatever constitution, written or unwritten, that is supposed to govern its operation.
If one can, though, deconstruct, if not ignore, the plain words of Sacred Scripture as Protestants and Modernists do it is fairly easy to deconstruct, if not ignore, the plain words of a constitution of even of an unjust immoral law itself. The laws of God and of men mean nothing to men who are gods and laws unto themselves, and such men have nothing to fear whatsoever from Jorge Mario Bergoglio as long as they "serve the poor."
As noted yesterday morning, there will be a break of one or two days after seven straight days of articles. No, I don't care if Bergoglio stands on his head and declares himself to be the Antichrist. Enough is enough for this week.
It would be nice, however, if readers also read the Donations page that was posted two days ago now. It would be even better if a few readers responded with a non-tax-deductible financial gift. Thank you.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Gertrude the Great, pray for us!
Jorge Mario Bergoglio continues to demonstrate that he is a pagan, that is, a who projects onto God what he thinks should be His Divine attributes. Bergoglio's latest efforts in this regard came yesterday as he said God "scolds" us without ever "slapping" us, that He is filled with gentle caresses. Go tell that to most of the world's population at the time of the Great Flood. Go tell that to the inhabitants of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha. Go tell that to the religious sisters in Argentina he persecuted and harassed.
As a conciliar revolutionary, Jorge Mario Bergoglio does not believe in a God Who punishes, which is why there are no references to God's Divine Justice to be found in the prayers of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service that he reminded the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter recently they must celebrate, well, at least now and again. Bergoglio does not believe in a God Who punishes. Yet it is that he will punish the traditionally-minded within his false church in order to get complete conformity to his revolution against the Faith of Fathers. Despite all of his condemnation hypocrisy, he is the biggest hypocrite of all, yes, even exceeding the hypocrisy of Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Josaphat Kuncewicz, pray for us.
(Yes, it does appear as though I am going to have to do that which I loathe doing: update the donations page. A relatively mild hint, you understand. Thanks.)
This is a much shorter article than was yesterday's. The subject matter is the "professional courtesy" extended to the death-dealing lords of Modernity from the spiritual death-dealers and robber barons who are lords of Modernism's own counterfeit church of conciliarism. ObamaCare is mentioned in this new piece. It will be the "star of the show" in tomorrow's commentary. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Didacus, pray for us.
This is part two of an article whose first part was posted on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Although dealing with events of eighty years ago now, the commentary has great relevance to the civil and ecclesiastical circumstances in which today as Catholic courage in the face of evils is required of us today just as much as it has been in times past when the brute power of the civil sought to impose laws inimical to those of God Himself. This is a long commentary. However, the sources cited, including a March 20, 1932, open letter to Adolf Hitler by Father Ingbert Naab, O.F.M. Cap., an uncle of mystic and stigmatist Therese Neumann, has much application to the times in which we find ourselves. Much application.
Finally, I am providing you with a link to Mrs. Randy Engel's own open letter. Hers is addressed to "Pope Francis" and deals with the sordid subject matter of the sodomite invasion into the precincts of the conciliar church. Mrs. Engel's article contains very graphic descriptions of the vile nature of the sin of Sodom. Readers are advised not to read the article if they want to avoid such descriptions. Those who do read it will understand by the time of her concluding remarks that her purpose in using the descriptions was to make it clear that Jorge Mario Bergoglio is very familiar with them, meaning that he has no excuse before God for his continued enabling of the agenda of the lavender collective. Mrs. Engel, whom I have known for many years now and from whom I have learned much in that time, is to be commended the stomach and the courage that it took to write her open letter to Francis. Perversity has no place in the life of any cleric, whether legitimate or illegitimate. Mrs. Engel makes that abundantly clear.
This part two of yesterday's article. I will endeavor to complete Meet Some Catholics Truly Worth Admiring, part one for tomorrow's posting. Attention will turned on Wednesday to the reigning caesar, his minions and their enablers in the false opposite of the organized crime family of the naturalist "right." Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Martin of Tours, pray for us.
November 10 Articles, including Mid-Afternoon Posting of Father Louis J. Campbell's Sunday Sermon
The conciliar authorities in the Vatican have sent out a survey to the conciliar "bishops" of the "local churches" (dioceses) to gauge the pulse of the "people" prior to next year's "extraordinary synod on the family." The questions posed, however, present prima facie evidence of the consequences of their apostate words and actions as they seek to vindicate the attack on the indissolubility of a ratified and consummated marriage begun by Martin Luther and Henry Tudor in the Sixteenth Century that has been continued, of course, by the organized forces of naturalism that can be called Judeo-Masonry. This is part one of two parts. Part two will focus on the efforts of Jorge Mario Bergoglio to transform his false church's teaching on marriage and the family along the lines of Anglican sect's Lambeth meeting in 1930. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Andrew Avelino, pray for us. Saints Tryphon, Respicius and Nympha, pray for us.
Father Louis J. Campbell, the pastor of Saint Jude Shrine in Stafford, Texas, has given me permission to post his sermon for today, Sunday, November 10, 2013, the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Andrew Avelino and the Commemoration of Saints Tryphon, Respicius and Nympha. I thank Father Campbell for his permission as the readers of this site will profit from his clear, succinct and very understandable commentary on today's Gospel as it applies to the time of apostasy and betrayal in which we find ourselves at this time. Please say three Hail Marys for Father Louis J. Campbell now in gratitude for his fifty-two years of priestly service and for his courage to maintain the Holy Faith in the Catholic underground.
Finally, I was informed yesterday that a parishioner of Saint Athanasius Church in Vienna, Virginia, Mrs. Cynthia Kraus, died in her sleep a few days nights ago, leaving behind eight children between the ages of eight and twenty-two years of age. Her husband died three years ago. Please pray for the immortal soul of Mrs. Kraus and for the needs of her children at this time.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
The conciliar Vatican's own "Joker," Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has been having a lot of laughs this week as he enjoys the conciliar "feast" of merriment and human respect. The "feast" for him, however, will end at his Particular Judgment if he does not repent of his daily mockery of Christ the King and His Sacred Deposit of Faith. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
The final part of Commissar of Antichrist Speaks, part one, which was posted on Thursday, October 31, 2013, the Vigil of the Feast of All Saints, was expanded slightly yesterday afternoon after I reviewed its text in printed form while preparing to send out a package of recent articles to a true priest and to a friend of ours, neither of whom accesses the internet on a regular basis.
Finally, please do pray for the people of the Republic of The Philippines who are in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda, which is what the storm is called there as opposed to Typhoon Haiyan internationally, which is reported to be, at least from initial reports, the strongest, most powerful storm in recorded human history. Our Lady of Good Success prophesied that the weather would change because of the sins of men. The fury of God's wrath is upon us, and all that Bergoglio wants to do is fast, not make reparation for his many sins and those of the whole world as the consecrated slave of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
I spent three weeks in The Philippines in August of 1991 while visiting a true bishop, Bishop Felix Zafra, now deceased, of Tagbilaran City. The island of Bohol, on which Tagbilaran City is located, has some of the poorest housing conditions that I have seen anywhere (others being in Brazil, parts of northern Mexico, the Caribbean, Argentina and Detroit, Michigan). The homes there are particularly vulnerable to the fury of this current storm. Please pray for these good people, many of whom are Catholic (those who are Protestants there are the living legacy of the unjust, immoral American invasion and occupation of The Philippines during and after the Spanish-American War in 1898), as they endure this chastisement in our present time of apostasy and betrayal. Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for them, pray for us all.
As this concluding part of my commentary and analysis of Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga's identical lectures recently took a full ten hours to complete, do not expect to see another original article on this site until Friday, November 8, 2013, the Octave Day of the Feast of All Saints. This one, however, should keep you a little busy until then. If I had the time and the ability, I would seek to publish this four-part commentary as booklet. Seriously, I do hope that this part helps to make it clear for those who are "still on the fence" that it is impossible for the Catholic Church to countenance an agenda that openly disparages everything to do with the "past" in order to put the "new wine" of concilairism into wineskins of their own synthetic making. Our Lady of All Saints, pray for us.
The revolutionary boldness of Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga is truly astounding. The brutal honesty with which he spoke on October 25, 2013, in Irving, Texas, and on October 28, 2013, in Miami, Florida, give "conservatives" and delusional "Motu" supporters no room for hiding as the Honduran apostate has told us very directly that the "past" is over. We must "return to Jesus," which means that Holy Mother Church has strayed from her Divine Founder, Invisible Head and Mystical Bridegroom for most, if not all, of her existence. The truth is plain for all to see. We must pray to Our Lady for our own perseverance and that others will have the courage to break with human respect to flee from the spiritual robber barons of the conciliar church once and for all. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Although I thought that I could avail myself of the change in time this morning, it was within God's Holy Providence that the latter part of this article got "eaten" by the Adobe program on which it was being written. This meant either shelving it for a day or rewriting the part that got eaten.
Obviously, I chose the latter course, which is why, at a very late/early hour, I will explain in simple terms that the article contains some interesting photographs, including a "prayer card" produced by the Order of Friars Minor in conciliar captivity that has the following words on it: "Saint Francis and Pope Francis, pray for us."(I thank Mr. Frank Rega, the author of Saint Francis of Assisi and the Conversion of the Muslims, for sending me the photograph, which is on his blog, also linked in this article.) I kid you not.
The series on Oscar Andres Maradiaga Rodriguez's recent address will continue tomorrow, God willing and Our Lady interceding.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us, pray for the Poor Souls.
As the title suggests, this current article continues the work begun yesterday. Given Oscar Andres Maradiaga Rodriguez's redundant text, the essence of which is revealed in the passages analyzed yesterday and today, perhaps one or two more parts of this commentary need to be completed before resuming work on other projects that have put put aside temporarily.
Our one and only goal in this
life is to get home to Heaven by dying in a state of Sanctifying Grace
as a member of the Catholic Church. Absolutely nothing else matters. The
path to Heaven runs through the Cross of our Divine Redeemer, Our
Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, as we consecrate ourselves to Him
totally through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed
Mother. We must embrace suffering and humiliation and hardship with
equanimity, joy and gratitude, mindful of the fact that Our Lady desires
use whatever merits we earn from our embrace of our sufferings for the
honor and glory of the Most Blessed Trinity and for the good of souls,
especially the Poor Souls in the Church Suffering in Purgatory, whose
intentions we must remember every day and especially during this month
of November. There is no other path to the triumph of the empty tomb
other than the suffering of the Cross.
We must also forgive right readily those who have
offended us in any way and to ask forgiveness from those whom we have
offended, whether advertently or inadvertently. Nothing anyone does to
us or says about us is the equal of what one of our least Venial Sins
caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer in His Sacred
Humanity during his Passion and Death and that caused His Most Blessed
Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart to be pierced through and
through with Seven Swords of Sorrow. The good, the bad and the ugly of ever person's life is revealed only on the Last Day at the General Judgment of the living and the dead. Let us be content to bear with suffering, humiliation, ostracism and mockery now as a means of so dying to self that we will consider it to be a great honor to be crushed and brought low in the sight of men. Suffering is indeed the path to triumph!
We must continue to pray for each other on a daily
basis, praying especially that the disagreements of the present moment
in this time of apostasy and betrayal will be washed away by the merits
of the Most Precious Blood of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
and by the maternal intercession of His Most Blessed Mother. If we want
to be in Heaven for all eternity, you see, in the presence of the Most
Blessed Trinity, Our Lady, Saint Joseph and all of the angels of the
saints, then it is a pretty good idea to pray for everyone whom God's
Providence has placed in our paths, hoping that those from whom we might
be estranged at the present time, especially because of the divisions
among Catholics created by conciliarism and its apostasies, will be
united with us for all eternity in the glories of Heaven, please God
that each of us dies in a state of Sanctifying Grace.
One of ways in which we can practice true Charity is
to remember the Poor Souls every day in our prayers. Terrible, terrible
sinner that I am, one of my devotions has long been to the Poor Souls.
To help the Poor Souls repay the debt that they can no longer pay for
themselves is to acquire friends for eternity who will help us at the
moment of our own deaths. Charity to the Poor Souls can help to undo our
own uncharity to others in this passing, mortal vale of tears. This is
indeed the month of the Poor Souls. Let us show them our due attention
each and every day of the year, especially in this month of November.
Remember, of course, that from noon today on All
Saints' Day through midnight of the Commemoration of All Souls tomorrow
the Catholic faithful, as often as they visit a church or to pray for the dead, reciting six times during each visit the
Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be for the intentions of Holy Mother
Church may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the souls in
Purgatory, under the usual conditions of making a good Confession within
a week before or after, worthily receiving Holy Communion within the
week and having the right intention of heart. This is called the Toties Quoties Indulgence.
Given the importance of a speech given last week at the Irving [Texas] Convention Center by Oscar Andres Maradiaga Rodriguez, work on the article that I had expected to post today is being postponed for a few days more as is part two of Meet Some Catholics Truly Worth Admiring, part one.
Indeed, several additional segments to provide commentary on Commissar Maradiaga Rodriguez's openly revolutionary, pro-Modernist speech that was given without any of the philosophically absurd and dogmatically condemned intellectual gymnastics required by Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II's "living tradition" and Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's "hermeneutic of continuity" that were used up to eight months ago to teach what Bergoglio and Maradiaga Rodriguez are teaching presently in much plainer, bolder terms.
Remember, this is a day of fast and partial abstinence. Avoid contact with all costume parties today, including those sponsored by men wearing costumes as officials of the Catholic Church who are nothing other than openly Modernist revolutionaries of the highest order.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
October 30 Update
Still recovering from a very penitential bout with the flu, it is prudent to cease work on the next original article for this site, although I do want to note that yesterday's article was updated in the afternoon to reflect information that had been published three years ago on this site but had simply forgotten, namely, that the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, even though he voted against Gaudium et Spes and Dignitatis Humanae on December 7, 1965, did sign each of those documents. I thank the reader whose rather brusque pseudonymous note yesterday morning prompted me to research my own work to refresh my memory about the matter. This has been reflected in the body of yesterday's article.
The new article should appear, God willing and Our Lady interceding, by the Vigil of All Saints, Thursday, October 31, 2013. Thank you for your patience.
Here's a yawner. It's "Happy Deepavali" time at the "Pontifical" Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue again. Has it really been a year? It makes no difference. It's the same every year, which is why I am not reinventing the wheel on this one. Been there, done that. Been there, done that far too much. Let these two articles serve as an antidote to "Happy Deepavali:" Have a Happy and Happy Vesakh, No, I Mean, Happy Diwali, Oops, Let's Try Again, Ah, Yes, Happy High Holy Days. Like his conciliar bosses over the years, Jean-Louis Tauran, who once praised Mohammedans for "bringing God back to Europe," is a broken apostate record.
Finally, I have just learned that Dr. Paul Byrne has published a new article about the latest human being to be killed by means of the medical industry's manufactured myth of brain death. Please read: Execution in a New York hospital. This is only going to get worse under ObamaCare as the website problems associated with this statist monstrosity are nothing in comparison to the kind of "health" that will be administered by its death-dealers.
Reasons of physical weakness brought on by a case of the flu and the flare-up of some arthritis that required me, yes, at long last, to consent to that which has helped Sharon and Lucy so much, chiropractic care, have kept this article relatively brief. Tomorrow's however, may be a bit longer. Yes, our own "Balloon Boy," Jorge Mario Bergoglio, will be the star of tomorrow's article (and perhaps he is noticing as there have been page uploads and eleven "hits" from the Vatican City State this month, which is more than usual), God willing and Our Lady interceding.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saints Simon and Jude, whose feast we observed yesterday, pray for us.
Today is the great feast of the
Universal Kingship of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
instituted by Pope Pius XI by the issuance of Quas Primas,
December 11, 1925, to counteract the naturalism and the anticlericalism
that was spreading so wildly in the world and attracting so many
Catholics away from the Faith. This is the eighty-fifth observance of
the Feast of Christ the King since the issuance of Quas Primas. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
As we live in the midst of the insanity, the utter
madness of the absolute farce that is our Judeo-Masonic governmental system, we must always be champions of Christ the King as His totally
consecrated slaves through His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and
Immaculate Heart. Our Lord is meant to be King of both men and their
nations. We must never fall for the diabolical trap posed by the
organized forces of naturalism in our country. We must rally at all
times to the cause of Christ the King, Whose cause is defended by
neither the naturalists in political parties or the conciliarists in the
counterfeit church of conciliarism.
This republished article on the Feast of Christ the King stresses the differences between the feast as it was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 and the conciliar observance of the feast at the end of November so as to signify the eschatological Kingship of Our Lord at the end of time, not His Social Kingship over men now.
As promised, this a follow-up article to Standing On Principle Only To Please The Jews. This commentary contrasts Erich Priebke's adherence to the Nazi ideology, condemned by Pope Pius XI in Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937, and his rationalization of Nazi crimes by comparing them to the unquestionable crimes of other nations, including the United States of America (see Public Life Is Stained With Crime), with the courage of two Catholic priests, Father Maximilian Kolbe, M.I., and Father Rupert Mayer, S.J.
Other examples will be given in part two, which will follow in three of our days, depending upon the amount of time that it takes to transcribe passages from three different books and as I work to put together what could be called "The Book on Bergoglio" that is attempting to systematize the insanity of the past seven months. Let's fact it: Bergoglio is not really saying anything terribly new these days. He has established his themes, and they are simply one regurgitated revolutionary canard after another that he learned in his years prior to his presbyteral installation in 1969 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Tomorrow's original article will, of course, focus on the Social Reign of Christ the King, and it will be accompanied by a republished article.
What more needs to be said? Yes, the false "pontiff" addressed a group of Talmudists yesterday yet again. It is only for the sake of helping those who are relatively new readers to this site that this commentary was prepared as there is really little "new" to say about a man who keeps repeating the same old conciliar apostasies to the point of absolute absurdity.
The follow-up article to Standing On Principle Only To Please The Jews should appear tomorrow, Saturday, October 26, 2013, Our Lady's Saturday and the Commemoration of Pope Saint Evaristus, and its focus will be not so much on Erich Priebke, who justified his direct role in the Ardeatine Caves massacre by saying that he had to "obey" Adolf Hitler's orders or else face certain death, but on the brave Catholics who did resist Hitler and who were unafraid of giving up their lives for the Holy Faith. They are the true heroes of the Catholic Faith during the Nazi era, not those who permitted themselves to be swept up in the Nazi ideology and then rationalized their own crimes by comparing them to those of others.
DUI Apostate Update: Salvatore Cordileone, the probationer who is the conciliar "archbishop" of San Francisco, California, has praised so-called "natural family planning" as a essential part of the "new evangelization." There will be an appropriate commentary on this by Monday, October 28, 2013, the Feast of Saints Simon and Jude. For the time being, however, permit me to refer you to Forty-Three Years After Humanae Vitae, Always Trying To Find A Way and Planting Seeds of Revolutionary Change as an antidote to this madness. Thank you.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saints Chrysanthus and Daria, pray for us.
Although this covers familiar ground, with which longtime readers of this site should be familiar by now, it is a new composition to explain yet again that nothing short of Catholicism can retard the evils of naturalism. This is why anyone who thinks that a naturalism of the false opposite of the "right" can retard a naturalism of the false opposite of the "left" is as defiant, perhaps ignorantly so, of the teaching of our true popes that tell us what must happen when the civil state does not recognize the Catholic Faith and accord It the favor and protection of the laws as are the conciliar revolutionaries themselves.
We live in a world where the likes of men such as Thomas Foley, who enabled the merchants of death in public life, are hailed in death as "models of civility," and men such as former State of Kansas Attorney General Philip D. Kline must be persecuted for holding the merchants of death to account for their crimes. Such is a world without Christ the King. Such is a world of Martin Luther and the agents of Judeo-Masonry.
Included in this article is a link to an interview with the late Erich Priebke that was conducted three months before his recent death. As noted in a slightly revised version of Standing On Principle Only To Please The Jews, the Society of Saint Pius X issued a clarification about Priebke to say that he had gone to confession and had contrition for his sins. Deo gratias. Everything else is left to the mercy of God insofar as the fate of his immortal soul.
There remain, despite many valid points, very troubling aspects to the interview that he gave even in its full, unfiltered text as Priebke sought to rationalize the crimes committed by the Third Reich by comparing them to those of the supposedly "superior" nations who called themselves the "Allies." A follow-up article to my original commentary will be posted, probably by late tomorrow morning, as, leaving aside the myth-making, money-making industry of victimology that followed War War II, crimes such as the killings Priebke carried out under direct orders from Adolf Hitler in the Ardeatine Caves cannot be justified before God by comparing them to the crimes of others. Once again, however, I part company with anyone who thinks that Priebke is a hero as no amount of rationalization can justify that which is repugnant in the sight of God, Whose immutable laws apply at all times, including in warfare.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
This article was published on October 31, 20009, eight days after the death of a great judicial champion of Christ the King, Judge Robert J. McOsker, in the State of Rhode Island, at the age of eighty. His Honor was a truly devoted son of Our Divine King and a tenderly devoted client of Our King's Most Blessed Mother.
This very brief article continues to be a a
reminder that all of the evils being fomented by the current
presidential administration are, of course, the result of the overthrow
of the Social Reign of Christ the King wrought by the Protestant Revolt
and the rise of Judeo-Masonry and its assortment of naturalistic
philosophies and ideologies. We will be forever spinning our wheels as
long as we think that we fight naturalism with naturalism. Catholicism
is the one and only foundation of personal and social order. It is sad to see so many Catholics caught up in the agitation of the moment as to believe that there is something short of Catholicism that can stop the evils of the day is to believe exactly what is taught by the conciliar revolutionaries.
It is thus rare in this world of naturalism and Pelagianism where "conservatives" give no thought to the Social Reign of Christ the King or True Devotion to Mary to find a champion of Christ the King
today as a result of the effects of the false ideas of Modernity and the
heresies of Modernism. This article, therefore, discussed, if ever so briefly, the
life of the late Judge Robert J. McOsker, a
devoted son of Our Lady and her Most Holy Rosary.
Eternal rest grant
unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God,
rest in peace. Amen.
Yes, there will be an original article tomorrow, God willing and Our Lady interceding. Work is proceeding, although very slowly, on the compilation of an e-book and print-on-demand book that attempts to systematize Jorge Mario Bergoglio's constant "themes" so as to avoid the redundancy that must characterize articles written contemporaneously to comment on the false "pope's" repeated themes and "random thoughts."
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
October 22 Update
As the entirety of yesterday afternoon and part of last evening was spent dealing with the massive bureaucracies associated with Verizon Wireless to get a replacement phone after the horrific thing that I have been using for the pat nine months took a most unexpected swim in a cup of water while driving with the family on Sunday, I am not going to attempt to start another article at 12:40 a.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time, today, Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
For the time being, though, I want to refer you to several previous articles that have dealt with Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis's views of Lutheranism, which, as is his particular wont, he repeated for the umpteenth time in the past seven months just yesterday, Monday, October 21, 2013, the Feat of Saint Hilarion and the Commemoration of Saint Ursula and Companions: Francis The Hun, Francis The Illusionist, Part One and FrancisThe Illusionist, Part Two.
As Jorge Mario Bergoglio and friends have kept me rather busy (have you noticed?) the past seven months, I have not spent very much time dealing with caesar and his hapless opponents. Although I have not given up writing articles on the farce that is naturalism, I have written hundreds upon hundreds of articles on this site to remind readers that all of the agitation of a particular moment as governing-class crisis is manufactured to take money of our money and legitimate freedom is the logical, inexorable result of the Protestant Revolution's overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King that was institutionalized by the rise of Judeo-Masonry. Even Catholics believe that there is some kind of naturalistic "solution" to "stop Obama." There is no such thing.
Why is it so difficult for Catholics to understand and accept the simple truth that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order?
Why is it so difficult for Catholics to realize that a land that promotes each of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance is never going to be blessed by God with material well-being within or national security from foreign aggressors until and unless the promotion of evils under cover of the civil law stops and men make reparation for their sins?
Another late or early hour. This article took much longer to complete than was thought at first as it required a lot of time to document the pitched battles that were fought in the past by conciliar "bishops," priests/presbyters and members of the laity, including this writer for a long time, over the "translations" and "compositions" that were the work of the so-called International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL).
Each of those battles was, as I came to realize even before giving up the false belief that the conciliar church was the Catholic Church, absurd as even the Latin editio typica of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service is hideous in the sight of the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity, and is invalid and thus sacramentally barren on its face. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the "president" of the conciliar assembly, shall we say, just validated ICEL's revolutionary work. Thank you for your patience of the time that it took to complete this article.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint John Cantius, pray for us.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio has had a busy few days, including today, Friday, October 18, 2013, the Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist. An address he delivered earlier today is the subject of the next article, upon which work begins immediately, to appear on this site. In the meantime, however, the current article is the conclusion of the two-part series begun two days ago. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Luke the Evangelist, pray for us.
Seems as though there as a little mayhem in Albano, Italy, in a situation that gave the most notorious public sinners of all, the conciliar revolutionaries, a chance to show their "bona fides" once again to the ancient enemies of Christ the King. Just another day in the life of a false church. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us.
Do you think that you have
sufferings from family members or associates? The saint who is
commemorated today, Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, who was favored with
visions of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in her childhood
and believed this to be a normal experience that any child might have,
suffered tremendously in her youth from a pair of domineering paternal
aunts, who persecuted her and her mother after her father's death. This
early childhood suffering, which was accompanied by a physical
affliction that left her bedridden for four years, was just a
preparation for the suffering that Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque endured
to spread public devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus at the
specific request of Our Lord Himself.
The hearts of men had grown cold because of Jansenism
when Our Lord revealed the secrets of His Most Sacred Heart to Sister
Margaret Mary Alacoque in the Visitation Convent in Paray le Monial,
France, between December of 1673 and June of 1685. We cannot let our own
love for the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus grow cold in our hearts. We
must forgive as we are forgiven, and we must remember the high price of
infidelity that France paid for the refusal of King Louis XIV to
consecrate the whole of France, and not just Paris, to the Most Sacred
Heart of Jesus (as is related in an appendix to this article). Saint
Margaret Mary Alacoque, an intimate of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
and a faithful client of Our Lady through her Most Holy Rosary, pray for
Today, on which we observe the Feast of Saint James the Greater, a son of Zebedee and Salome, who was present at the foot of the Holy Cross with her other son, Saint John the Evangelist, is the forty-third anniversary of the issuance of Humanae Vitae by Giovanni Montini/Paul VI.
Far from being an "orthodox" statement of the Catholic Faith, Humanae Vitae was a revolutionary document that inverted the ends of marriage, begetting, if you will, the cottage industry that is known today as "natural family planning," something that was not taught at any time in the history of the Catholic Church, no, not even by Pope Pius XII in his October 29, 1951, Address to Midwives on the Nature of Their Profession.
The purpose of this study, which has taken up a considerable amount of time in the last few weeks and has been vetted rather extensively by numerous individuals, including several priests, has several parts:
First, to demonstrate that the mindset of "family planning" is alien to the Catholic Faith.
Second, to study the meaning of Pope Pius XII's 1951 address from a review of the pertinent passages therein and from a consideration of how that was considered by some of commentaries made about it in the 1950s, focusing on two in particular.
Third, an examination of the revolutionary nature of Humanae Vitae and its reliance upon the personalist philosophy of Dietrich von Hildebrand and Father Herbert Doms, explaining how that philosophy had been condemned by the Holy Office in 1944, a condemnation that was reiterated by Pope Pius XII in his Address to Midwives on the Nature of Their Profession.
Fourth, an exploration of how the adversary used Humanae Vitae to propagate a belief in "family planning" while at the same time rallying "conservative" and "traditionally-minded" Catholics around the "pope" as he was attacked by "dissenters" who had been waiting for him to endorse contraception.
Fifth, a discussion of how it is not "impossible" for couples to observe complete marital abstinence, drawing from the very words of Pope Pius XII's 1951 address, in certain situations where this might be necessary or advisable.
What is outside of the scope of this study, which has gone through many revisions as it has undergone the vetting process, is any discussion of the issue of moral culpability on the part of those who have advised on this matter that they can licitly practice what is called "natural family planning." Although I completed all of the seminary coursework in moral theology necessary for priestly ordination, I am neither a pastor of souls or a moral theologian. Father Gerard Rusak of the Society of Saint Pius X has written what I believe to be a fine explication of the moral fault involved in the use of the rhythm method without the presence of the grave conditions outlined by Pope Pius XII in 1951 (see Natural Family Planning) that I found online Saturday evening. It is simply not the purpose of my study to delve into the matter as Catholics must rely upon their shepherds to guide them.
The purpose of this study can be summarized as follows: to explain that the term "natural family planning" has no relationship to anything that has ever been taught by the Catholic Church at any point in her history.
We can become so used to the proliferation of certain terms, my good and very few readers, that it is very easy to unthinkingly use the adversary's language in an effort to describe the teaching of the Catholic Church. We must avoid doing so. Precision of language is vital. We must not make the tragic mistake of adding the word "natural" to the words "family planning" as this cedes the linguistic "high ground" to the whole concept of the "family planning" movement that began in earnest in 1915 with the establishment of the National Birth Control League by Mary Coffin Ware Dennett and, of course, in 1917 under Margaret Sanger and her Birth Control Review, which became the foundation in 1921 of the American Birth Control League, the forerunner of what is known today as Planned Parenthood. Much confusion and unnecessary conflict can be generated by a imprecision of language.
One of those who reviewed this study is the Director of the U.S. Coalition for Life, Mrs. Randy Engel, one of the greatest and most diligent researchers of our time. Mrs. Engel was kind enough to offer the following comments for publication on this site:
Having spent the last six months working
on a similar article on the ill-fated Vatican Birth Control Commission of
1963-1966, I was very happy to see this well-documented report on how the very concept
of so-called “natural family planning,” much less its practice, is
alien to traditional Catholicism.
In any war, words are weapons. By
institutionalizing the term “NFP” the post-Conciliar Church has
shot itself in the foot… actually both feet. “Family planning”
is an anti-life term which means that a woman has the power to decide how many children a woman shall have and when she shall have them …. Never mind
that God is the Lord and Giver of Life. Its incorporation in the term “natural
family planning” has been huge propaganda plus for the enemies of God.
Nature does indeed have a plan for human
procreation but it is of a different species than “NFP.” Nature
favors youth in the matter of childbearing. The Church has, in the past,
encouraged young large families using breastfeeding as a natural spacer. The
first order of business of a married couple is to establish one’s
fertility, not to practice family limitation or postpone having a child. This
is absolutely necessary given the increase in sterility of married couples. Cana and pre-Cana classes need to stress these points ….
Not promote “NFP” as a “way of life.”
Dr. Tom Droleskey has done a positive service for
the Church with this scholarly work. Randy Engel, Director, U.S. Coalition
I thank Mrs. Engel for her comments, expressing my gratitude to her for all of the wonderful work she has done in behalf of Catholic truth on matters of family life and education. I look forward to the publication of her own commentary.
Another reviewer who has offered comments for publication is the pastor of Saint Jude Shrine in Stafford, Texas, Father Louis Campbell, who was ordained as a member of the Order of Saint Augustine in Nova Scotia, Canada, on September 3, 1961 before leaving in the 1990s to teach at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, first in Elmhurst, Pennsylvania, and then in Denton, Nebraska, consequently becoming convinced that Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II was not a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter. He has been in Texas for the past ten years, and we have always enjoyed assisting at his offerings of Holy Mass. Here are Father Campbell's remarks:
You have done us all a great
service in demonstrating very clearly that we must return to the sound teachings
of Pope Pius XII concerning the true ends of marriage. The deception and
confusion caused by the Margaret Sangers and the false teachers of the ‘Vatican
II’ Revolution have taken their toll, even among those who claim to hold to the
Church’s traditional teachings. We have yet to see the full consequences of
their evil plotting.
The countries of Europe have sealed their doom because of the virtually universal use of contraception
and ‘family planning’ in the European countries. I have read that their
birthrates have declined beyond the point of no return, so that they will be
unable to sustain their languages and cultures, and such vestiges of Christianity
that still remain. Strangers speaking different languages, and of a culture and
religion foreign to Europe are already invading, and there will be a violent
struggle. Unless God sees fit to intervene European civilization is about to
fall. The Vatican and many beloved Christian churches and shrines of Europe will be destroyed.
Unfortunately, we must say
the same for the United States and Canada. They will not be able to remain as they are. There
will be invasions, violence and bloodshed, and our beloved countries will never
be the same again. May God protect us!
I have to admit that I have
not totally escaped the general confusion that still affects the whole Novus
Ordo scene. I was a part of it, so I took for granted much of its erroneous
thinking and teaching. But, thanks be to God, I returned to the Traditional
Latin Mass, or at least a facsimile of in the Fraternity of St. Peter for five
years, until ten years ago I was invited down to St. Jude’s Shrine. And I have
come back to the more traditional teachings of the true Church concerning marriage.
When I prepare young couples for marriage I do teach them that God decides how
few or how many children they will have, as well as whatever else is necessary
for their marriage.
Father Campbell, whose weekly sermons are gems of the Faith, had the humility to recognize that he had been drawn into the erroneous thinking and teaching of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. We must pray for that same humility to admit whenever we have permeated the slogans of the day to convince us to attach an anti-family life slogan such as "natural family planning" to the teaching of the Catholic Church. As one who used this term for a long term without seeing the dangers inherent in it (or the method itself--out of "loyalty" to Paul VI, you understand), I am grateful for the prayers and instructions of others who corrected my own quite erroneous ways.
This study is only that, a study. Nothing else It is subject to whatever criticism or comment that readers desire to offer. I will not, however, have time to respond to much in the way of correspondence. I will, though, write a follow-up article on whatever reaction is generated (do you think there will be any?) when a sufficient amount of time has passed (and when I have recovered from the writing of this piece!).
Although I stated in the text of the current article that there would be a follow-up article on the Modernist trends at work in the Catholic Church in the United States of America prior to the "Second" Vatican Council by tomorrow, Tuesday, the Feast of Saint Anne, I am exhausted. I am going to take a few days off, if you don't mind.
Let us pray an extra Rosary today, the Feast of Saint James the Greater, for Holy Mother Church in this time of apostasy and betrayal, remembering also the needs and intentions of our fellow Catholics no matter they are to be found in the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide as we seek by our Rosaries and sacrifices and voluntary penances to build up the Mystical Body of Christ on earth, the Church Militant, pledging our hearts as always to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint James the Greater, pray for us.
Help us to stay awake in vigilant prayer before Our Lord's Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament so that we can be transfigured in glory in Heaven for all eternity.
Saint Christopher, pray for us. May you, once so completely devoted to the devil when you were named Reprobos, help us to carry Christ the King within our minds, hearts and souls as you carried Him across the raging waters.
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The January 24, 2014, edition of Christ
or Chaos is now online
Feast of Saint Timothy
Month of the Holy Name of Jesus
Viva Cristo Rey!
Pray for the fulfillment of Our Lady's Fatima Message: the consecration of Russia by a true pope with all of the world's bishops to her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.
Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary daily!
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"America, it is said, is suffering from
intolerance. It is not. It is suffering from tolerance of right
and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our
country is not nearly so much overrun with the bigoted as it is
overrun with the broadminded....
"...In the face of this
broadmindedness, what the world needs is intolerance."
(Fulton Sheen's "A Plea for Intolerance," 1931)
Memo to President Obama from Pope Pius XI:
"Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the duty of public authority by appropriate laws and sanctions to defend the lives of the innocent, and this all the more so since those whose lives are endangered and assailed cannot defend themselves. Among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother's womb. And if the public magistrates not only do not defend them, but by their laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors or of others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cried from earth to Heaven." (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 30, 1930.)
"The whole world is dividing itself into progressives and conservatives. The job of the progressives is to go on making mistakes. The job of the conservatives is to prevent those mistakes from being corrected."Gilbert Keith Chesterton, April 19, 1924
"Know this: it is by very little breaches of regularity that the devil succeeds in introducing the greatest abuses. May you never end up saying: 'This is nothing, this is an exaggeration.'" (Saint Teresa of Avila, Foundations, Chapter Twenty-nine)
"I would give up my life a thousand times, not only for each of the truths of Sacred Scripture, but even more for the least of the ceremonies of the Catholic Church." (Saint Teresa of Avila, Life, Thirty-three, 3.)
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