Fallen Men Will Choose to be Willing Servants of Evil Absent the Social Reign of Christ the King

Well, the medications I have been taking in the past few days have improved my health considerably. I have regained almost all my physical strength and got back to work in earnest immediately as day turned into night on Monday, November 28, 2022, the non-universal feast of Saint Catherine Laboure.

Although I am working on several other articles at this time, this one is a barn-burner concerning the so-called "Respect for Marriage Act" that has now received the support of twelve Senate Republicans on two test votes (November 16 and 28, 2022), meaning that this abomination will be passed later this week and sent to the desk of the First Grifter, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., for his signature later this week.

This article also deals with Jorge Mario Bergoglio's claim in yet another America agazine interview that to oppose the slaughter of the innocent preborn in the political realm is the work of "polarization," which he says is opposed to Catholicism. He is the one opposed to Catholicism. So is his false religious.

I will have another commentary much sooner than the time between which the most recent original commentary, Unable Even to Recognize That There is Nothing to Save from the Existing Ruins, two weeks ago and this one appeared. I was very sick. I am glad to be getting better. Deo gratias! Thank you for your prayers

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Andrew the Apostle, pray for us

Republished: A Reflection on Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Yesterday, November 27, 2022, was the First Sunday of Advent. The date of November 27 is also the one on which the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, although on the universal General Roman Calendar, can be celebrated if not otherwise impeded as was the case yesterday.

This is a republished reflection on the story of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal that was written originally in 2010 and revised substantially eight years ago. I offer today for those who would like to have a refresher course on the history of this feast, which, of course, centers on Our Lady as the Mediatrix of All Graces.

Although I am still sick, I made an attempt yesterday afternoon to continue work on the next article for this site. The attempt was short-lived as I fell asleep in a chair after typing for about thirty minutes. I am sorry. My spirit is very willing. However, it would appear that my body is still unwilling to cooperate. I will try again tomorrow. 

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, pray for us.

Saint Catherine Laboure, pray for  us.

At the Beginning of Advent in 2022

This is a revised commentary about this holy season of Advent, which marks the beginning of a new ecclesiastical year that began with First Vespers for the First Sunday of Advent on Saturday evening, November 26, 2022. A new article will be published within thirty minutes of this posting.

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, pray for us.

On the Last Day of the Liturgical Year in 2022

This is a short reflection,about this day, the last day of the liturgical year on which the Feast of Saint Sylvester the Abbot and the Commemoration of Saint Peter of Alexandria occur. 

Another republished reflection will be posted within twenty-four hours.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Sylvester the Abbot, pray for us.

Saint Peter of Alexandria, pray for us.

On the Feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria

This is a brief reflection for the feast day of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. 

 
The debilitating virus continues to be, well, debilitating. 
 
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
 
Saint Catherine of Alexandria, pray for us.

John Calvin Could Not Be Happier (2022)

One of the saddest spectacles here in a land suffused with the ethos of Judeo-Calvinist-Masonic naturalism is how the secular celebration of thanksgiving day has eclipsed Christmas Day in the homes of many Americans.

This is quite by design as it was the intention of the thirty-third degree Freemason named Franklin Delano Roosevelt to promote shopping during a time when our attention must be on withdrawing from the world. As there are a few new readers to this site, including some from Protestant and even Jewish backgrounds who have expressed an interesting in converting to the true Faith, it is my hope that this republished reflection might of assistance in demonstrating the extent to which the warfare against Christ the King that entered its overt phase with the Protestant Revolution in 1517 has shaped what passes for American "culture" to the detriment of souls and thus to all of social order. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. 

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, pray for us.

Pope Saint Clement I: No One Can Disobey a True Pope Without Disobeying God Himself

This is a republished reflection about Pope Saint Clement that includes the following passage from Dom Prosper Gueranger's The Liturgical Year:

With only one exception, all of the documents which attest Clement's intervention in the affairs of distant churches have perished with time; but the one that remains shows us in full action the monarchical power of the bishop of Rome at that primitive epoch. The church of Corinth was disturbed with intestine quarrels caused by jealously against certain pastors. These divisions, the germ of which had appeared even in St. Paul's time, had destroyed all peace, and were causing scandal to the very pagans. The Corinthians at last felt the necessity of putting an end to a disorder which might be prejudicial to the extension of the Christian faith; and for this purpose it was requisite to seek assistance from outside. The apostle had all departed this life, except St. John, who was still the light of the Church. It was not great distance from Corinth to Ephesus where the apostle resided: yet it was not to Ephesus but to Rome that the church of Corinth turned. Clement examined the case referred to his judgment by that church, and sent to Corinth five commissaries to represent the Apostolic See. They were bearers of a letter, which St. Irenaeus calls potentissimas litteras. It was considered at the time so beautiful and so apostolic, that it was long read in many churches as a sort of continuation of the canonical Scriptures. Its tone is dignified but paternal, according to St. Peter's advice to pastors. There is nothing in it of a domineering spirit; but the grave and solemn language bespeaks the universal pastor, whom none can disobey without disobeying God Himself. These words so solemn and so firm wrought the desired effect: peace was re-established in the church of Corinth, and the messengers of the Roman Pontiff soon brought back the happy news. A century later, St. Dionysius, bishop of Corinth, expressed to Pope St. Soter the gratitude still felt by his flock towards Clement for the service he had rendered. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year.)

Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B,, understood that was and can be no such thing as "resistance" to a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter.

As I continue with a sickness that has involved all kinds of well-deserved penance, I simply lack the physical strength to do any orginal writing at this time. It is my hope to be better by the beginning of next week. Thank you.

 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Clement, pray for us.

Saint Felicity, pray for us.

Saint Cecilia: Valiant Model of Catholic Fidelity and Purity

This is a very brief, republished reflection on the heroic virtues of Saint Ceclia, whose feast is celebrated today, November 22, 2022.

I am sorry, but this is all that I can offer you now as I continue fight off the virus that is good penance but left me very weak. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Cecilia, pray for us.

On the Feast of the Presentation of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

Today Monday, November 21, 2022, js the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is made secondarily. This is a short reflection on the feast day, which is followed by an appendix including the description of the Presentation of Our Lady as found in The New English Edition of The Mystical City of God.

Finally, please pray for a former student of mine who turns fifty-five years of age today and for a friend of ours on Long Island who turns seventy-four years of age today. Thank you. (Yesterday, November 20, 2022, the Twenty-fourth and Last Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Felix of Valois, was the tweltfh anniversary of the death of a classmate from Saint Aloysius School, Great Neck, New York, Miss Elizabeth Loretta Ehrbar, about who I wrote in 2012 after I found out that she had died two years before:"Why Not Me?".)

I continue to be very ill with the viral infection that is serving as a most blessed and well-deserved penance. I will resume my writing once I have regained my strength, which is wanting at the moment.

Our Lady, Ark of the New Covenant, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary: A Royal Woman Who Embraced Suffering at the Hands of Her Own Family

his is a republished reflection on the suffering endured by the very first member 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.

As I have been felled by yet another virus, the third in four months, I am afraid that work on my next article, which is about the abominable effort by careerists, including the ultimate flip-flopper who many trumpeted as the "lesser of two evils" in 2012, Willard Mitt Romney, to equate marriage between a man and a woman with the perversity that is a so-called "marriage" between two persons of the same gender has been suspendd until I can recover my strength to complete the commentary. Penance is indeed better in 2022 than ever before. Deo gratias!

 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pontian I, pray for us.

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