Revised and Expanded: Saint Matthew the Apostle, From Caesar's Collector of Tribute to God's Collector of Souls

oday is the Feast of Saint Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist.

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ called Levi from his duties as a collector of tribute for Caesar to follow Him. Levi quit his position as a tax collector to become a collector of souls for God and His true Church. Saint Matthew wrote His Gospel to convince his fellow Jews to accept Our Lord as the Divine Redeemer and to convert to the true Faith, Catholicism.

This is quite a contrast with the work of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who esteems Talmudic Judaism as an instrument of "justice" although it denies the Sacred Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ and wages warfare upon those who seek to restore the Social Reign of Christ the King, to say nothing of the fact that many of its rabbis,including his pal Abraham Skorka, support abortion and perversity under cover of the civil law. Quite a difference. It's the difference between fidelity and apostasy, between Catholicism and conciliarism.

A new commentary is being written. However, I think that I may need until Saturday before it can be posted. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Matthew the Apostle, pray for us.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio Persists in His False Sacramental Theology Ad Nauseam, Ad Infinitum

With all that is going on in the world now and the time that it takes to write about it, I have had little time or, to be honest, very little interest in following the continued exploits of the Argentine Apostate, aka Jorge Mario Bergoglio. To wit, I had no idea that this wretched, pestilential demagogue had been to Hungary or Slovakia, and I had no idea that he had given another inflight interview while traveling from Slovakia back to Rome five days ago until I saw a news story about it on my stupid phone (it’s supposed to be a “smart phone,” but it’s actually pretty stupid).

This commentary, which is much shorter than the one I posted a week ago, concentrates on a long and answer Bergoglio gave to Gerald O’Connell of America magazine about the efforts being made by some of his “conservative” bishops in the United States of America to deny what purports to be Holy Communion in the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service to Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., and other pro-abortion, pro-sodomite Catholics in public life who support the chemical and surgical execution of the innocent preborn. Senor Jorge restated Modernist cliches that he has uttered ad nauseam, ad infinitum in the past, but I have gone to considerable efforts in this commentary to deal with them anew as it is a duty of a Catholic to rise to the defense integrity of the Most Blessed Sacrament when threatened by such a demon.

The next original article will appear, I would hope, by Saturday, September 25, 2021, Our Lady’s Saturday, and a republished one will appear tomorrow, the Feast of Saint Matthew the Apostle.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Eustace and His Companions (his wife and sons), pray for us.

Saint Matthew the Apostle, pray for us.

By the way, if you have been living under a rock for a while, please note that  G.I.R.M. Warfare: The Conciliar Church's Unremitting Warfare Against Catholic Faith and Worship, which received a favorable review online on Monday, August 23, 2021, the Feast of Saint Philip Benizi, is available for purchase.

On the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in September (2021)

Today is the Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary in September and the Commemorations of Ember Wednesday and of Saint Nicomedes.

We are called to meditate on the Seven Dolors of Our Lady every day of our lives. While there are many good meditations on the sufferings of Our Lady, including those provided by the revelations of Anne Katherine Emmerich and the Venerable Mary of Agreda, the late Father Frederick Faber has given us much food for inspirational meditation in his The Foot of the Cross, published originally as The Dolors of Mary in 1857. Consider this brief excerpt from Father Faber's reflections:

"But let us make the world stand still, and see how it looks. If our common love for God, which is so poor, is irritated by the sight, what must Mary have suffered? For what is irritation to our weakness to her would be the most deep and transcending sorrow. God comes to His creation. It does not stir. It cannot. It lies in the hollow beneath Him, and has no escape. He comes in the beauty of a mercy, which is almost incredible, because it is so beautiful. But seemingly it does not attract the world. He draws nigh. Creation must do something now. It freezes itself up before His eye. He may have other worlds, more fertile, more accessible to Him, than this. In the spiritual tropics, where the angels dwell, He may perhaps be welcome. But not here. This is the North Pole of His universe. He shed His life's blood upon it, and it would not thaw. It is unmanageable, unnavigable, uninhabitable for Him. He can do nothing at all with it, but let His sun make resplendent colored lights in the icebergs, or bid the moon shine with a wanner loveliness than elsewhere, or fill the long-night sky with the streamers of the Aurora, which even the Esquimaux, burrowing in his hut, will not go out to see. The only difference is that the material pole understands its business. which is to make ice in all imaginable shapes; whereas we men are so used to our own coldness, that we do not know how cold we are, and imagine ourselves to be the temperate zone of God's creation." Our sins helped to thrust those Seven Swords of Sorrow through and through Our Lady's Immaculate Heart at various points during her life, including during her Divine Son's Passion and Death. We must resolve never to grieve her Immaculate Heart again as consider our joy and our privilege to live penitentially as the consecrated slaves to her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the same Immaculate Heart. (Father Frederick Faber, The Foot of the Cross, the Dolors of Mary.)

We can help to make reparation for our sins that have grieved the Immaculate Heart of Mary if we pray more and more Rosaries each day, if we help to propagate devotion to her Seven Dolors. Indeed, Our Lady promises us the following graces if we promote devotion to her Seven Dolors:

1) I will grant peace to their families

2) They will be enlightened about the divine mysteries.

3) I will console them in their pains and I will accompany them in their work.

4) I will give them as much as they ask for as long as it does not oppose the adorable will of my divine Son or the sanctification of their souls.

5) I will defend them in their spiritual battles with the infernal enemy and I will protect them at every instant of their lives.

6) I will visibly help them at the moment of their death, they will see the face of their Mother.

7. I have obtained (This Grace) from my divine Son, that those who propagate this devotion to my tears and dolors, will be taken directly from this earthly life to eternal happiness since all their sins will be forgiven and my Son and I will be their eternal consolation and joy.

As a terrible sinner, I am counting on my own promoting of devotion to the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary to help me just a little bit at the moment of my Particular Judgment.

What about you?

The next original article to be posted will be completed by early next week. 

Finally, please remember the soul of the late Father John Joseph Sullivan, who was my seminary professor at Holy Apostles Seminary in the 1983-1984 academic year, on this day, which would have been his one hundred sixth birthday had he not died in May of 2000.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

A blessed Feast of the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all.

Our Lady of Dolors, pray for us.

Saint Nicomedes, pray for us.

By This Sign We Will Conquer the Enemies of Our Salvation

The Saviour of the world hung on the wood of the Holy Cross:

Ecce lignum Crucis, in quo salus mundit pependit (Behold the wood of the Cross, on which hung the Saviour of the world. (Adoration of the Cross, Good Friday Liturgy.)

The Cross of the Divine Redeemer was displayed prominently on street corners and in the nooks and crannies of every village in Europe during the era of Christendom. There is no "expiration date" on the Cross of the Divine Redeemer's relevance to the life of any man or of any nation.

We must lift high the Cross in our own daily lives and we must plant it firmly in the soil of our nation without any apology whatsoever as Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order.

We must also remember that Our Lady stands at the foot of her Divine Son's Most Holy Cross in every true offering of Holy Mass just as she stood at the foot of the Holy Cross on Good Friday. She stands with us as we bear our own crosses in our daily lives. We must, therefore, seek the assistance of the Mother of God in lifting high her Divine Son's Holy Cross in our daily lives, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.

The cross is ever present in each of our lives, and for this we must say with Saint Francis of Assisi, Deo gratias!

Penance is the path to Heaven.

We do our penances by carrying our crosses with gratitude.

Isn't it great to be a Catholic?

Hail, O Holy Cross! Hail!

A blessed Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross to each of you.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

A new commentary, Beyond the Headlines: Making Catholic Sense of New Efforts to End Surgical Baby-Killing, was published yesterday.

Beyond the Headlines: Making Catholic Sense of New Efforts to End Surgical Baby-Killing

Well, as there were major formatting problems with this article when I posted it about eleven hours ago, I have had to spend a good deal of time debugging those problems to present a clean and readable text.

Thus, I hereby present to you once again a fully readable detailed analysis of Texas S.B. 8, the opinions of the five justices of the Supreme Court of the United States of America who authored those opinions in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Austin Reeve Jackson (September 1, 2021), and the effort by the State of Mississippi to overturn Roe v. Wade (January 22, 1973.) A concluding part contains a section about a warning given by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in a private revelation to a seer in Heede, Germany, in 1945 that is perhaps even more relevant today than it was seventy-six years ago.

There will be republished articles for the next days. However, given the length of this commentary and the time it took to compose it, the next original commentary may be another five or six days in the offing. The next commentary will deal with Kommandant Biden’s screed of Thursday, September 9, 2021, the Feast of Saint Peter Claver.

Holy Name of Mary, save us!

The Name That Must Always Be On Our Lips: The Holy Name of Mary

Today is the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary (which is commemorated today, the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, which was instituted universally in 1683 after the victory won by King Jan Sobieski of Poland over the Mohammedans at the Gates of Vienna on September 12, 1683. (The feast was first celebrated in Spain in 1513, one hundred seventy years before its spread to the universal Church Militant on earth.)

The troops under the command of Jan Sobieski exclaimed "Jesus, Mary, Sobieski!" as they prayed their Rosaries and routed the Turkish forces.

Each of us does battle every day with the Turks, that is, with the forces of the world, the flesh, and the devil. We must call upon the Holy Name of Mary, something we do at least one hundred fifty-three times every day if we pray all fifteen mysteries of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary.

This sweet name of the Mother of God must ever be on our lips, and it must be exclaimed by public officials as she is honored as the Queen of Heaven and on earth, yes, of each and every nation on earth, including the United States of America. No one should be ashamed at any time to proclaim the Holy Name of Mary publicly. 

Indeed, we must do so with joy and confidence. Saint Louis de Montfort taught us in True Devotion to Mary that those who are the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary should address others with a Marian salutation.

How felicitous it is, therefore, to greet others with Ave Maria! or a Salve Regina!

How glorious it is to make invocations such as "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you, save souls!" or "Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation" or "Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and the hour of our death."

May Our Lady, she who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, help us to grow in this virtue, especially in this time of apostasy and betrayal. 

A new article has written save for its conclusion. I will post it late this afternoon. 

A blessed [commemorated] Feast of the Holy Name of Mary to you all!

Sweet Name of Mary, be our salvation.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

On the Feast of Saint Peter Claver, S.J.: The True Liberator of South America

This is a republished tribute to Saint Peter Claver, S.J, whose true missionary zeal for the conversion and sanctification and salvation of souls stands in vast contrast to the blase and practically indifferent attitude of the conciliar "popes," including Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

Saint Peter Claver, S.J., personally baptized over 300,000 people in Colombia who were destined for chattel slavery in the Americas, thus freeing those souls from enslavement to the devil by means of Original Sin, equipping them to offer up the injustices of chattel slavery as disciples of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and as the devoted clients of His Most Blessed Mother. Saint Peter Claver's example does indeed stand in stark contrast to that of the revolutionaries of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. 

Saint Peter Claver, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Gorgonius, pray for us.

Revised and Expanded: Rejoice! Give Thanks! Maria Bambina Was Born This Day!

Today is the great feast day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, she who is the fairest flower of our race. The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost is also commemorated today.

The angels rejoiced around the crib where Good Saint Anne placed her all-holy daughter, who had been conceived without any stain of Original Sin nine months before, that is, on December 8. The New Eve, whose act of perfect obedience to the will of God the Father at the moment that Saint Gabriel the Archangel announced to her that she would be the very Mother of God untied the knot of the first Eve's prideful disobedience in the Garden of Eden, shone at her Nativity with exterior beauty and brightness that reflected the interior beauty and brightness of her immortal soul, filled with grace at the very moment of Immaculate Conception.

The favor of God rested upon Our Lady from all eternity. How can words capture our gratitude and joy to God for giving us Our Lady to be our own Heavenly Mother and Queen?

They can't.

Words can only approximate our gratitude and joy this day--and every day of our lives--over the fact that the Singular Vessel of Devotion in whose Virginal and Immaculate Womb would be conceived Our Divine Redeemer was born this day.

We would not have any chance of getting to Heaven if Our Lady had not been conceived and born.

We have no chance of getting to Heaven without Our Lady's help, which is why we, as the consecrated slaves of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, must cling to her at all times, especially by means of wearing--and the fulfilling the terms of our enrollment in--her Brown Scapular and by praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.

Perhaps the best birthday gift that we can give to Our Lady, apart from our worthy reception of her Divine Son in Holy Communion at a true offering of Holy Mass at the hands of a true bishop or a true priest if this is possible where one lives in this time of apostasy and betrayal, is to resolve now to do live more penitentially in reparation for our sins and those of the world world. By living more penitentially and by praying more Rosaries each day, you see, our souls might--emphasis on might--begin to be filled with more fervor and tenderness for Our Most Blessed Mother, she who made possible our salvation and who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.

The next original article on this site is turning out to be a long study about Texas bill S.B. 8. The commmentary, which is already about twenty pages long, examines basic principles to explain that the bill, no matter how well-intended, is hopelessly morally flawed. The commentary will also examine the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States of America not to issue a temporary injunction to block the enforcement of the bill's provision by means of the unusual, although entirely unprecedented, deputizing of private citizens to do so. Articles such as the one in process take time, and I hope to have it published by the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, Sunday, September 12, 2021. A republished reflection about Saint Peter Claver, S.J., will appear in about twenty-four hours or so.

A blessed Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary to you all.

Maria Bambia! We salute thee as the fairest flower of our race. Pray for us!

Saint Hadrian, pray for us.

Remember, G.I.R.M. Warfare: The Conciliar Church's Unremitting Warfare Against Catholic Faith and Worship, which received a favorable review online on Monday, August 23, 2021, the Feast of Saint Philip Benizi, has been published and is available for sale.

Unlike Pope Saint Pius X, Jorge and His Band of Apostates Are Completely Subservient to the Enemies of the Cross of the Divine Redeemer, Christ the King

This is a very long commentary that has been in the process of being written since Do Not Be Agitated by the Fearmongers: Pray to Our Lady to See the World Clearly Through the Supernatural Eyes of the True Faith was last revised two days ago (yes, it was revised and expanded slightly with additional information, documentation, and commentary).

This particular commentary has been on my “to do” list since the “chief rabbinate” of Israel demanded “answers” concerning Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s general audience address of August 11, 2021, the Feast of Saint Philomena (and, universally, the Saints of Tiburtius and Susanna), and it is the goal of this very extensive commentary, which could have been even longer if I wanted to belabor various points, to provide some very direct answers about the counterfeit church of conciliarism’s absolute obsequiousness to those who hate the Holy Name of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and who labor mightily to eradicate the Holy Name and Our Divine Redeemer and King’s Most Holy Cross from public view.

Pope Saint Pius X spoke directly to Theodore Herzl, the founder of international Zionism, on January 25, 1904, the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle. He told Herzl that Judaism had been superseded by Catholicism. No matter the unfounded fears of Israel’s “chief rabbinate,” Jorge Mario Bergoglio believes no such thing, making him the sort of “Catholic” who is really no Catholic at all.

Finally, although the fact is referenced in the body of this commentary, I was remiss about six hours ago when posting this article in noting that today, Friday, September 3, 1961, the Feast of Saint Pius X and the First Friday of the Month of September, the month of the Holy Cross and the Sorrowful Mother, is the sixtieth anniversary of the priestly ordination of Father Louis J. Campbell, who has been the pastor of Saint Jude Shrine in Stafford, Texas, since 2001. 

Father Campbell's Sunday sermons, which he distributes to an ever-growing number of people across the world, are gems of Catholic theology, Scriptural commentary, and sources of great inspiration and edification for all those who hear them in person at Saint Jude Shrine or via live streaming as well as for those who read them when he sends them out each Saturday.

Please pray for Father Campbell on his sixtieth anniversary of priestly ordination and offer prayers of thanskgiving to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for the faithful discharge of the true Sacraments in this time of apostasy and betrayal, begging Our Lady also to shower more and more of her graces upon him as he continues to work tirelessly in behalf of souls in the greater Houston, Texas, area and for those around the world who are privileged to watch him offer Holy Mass.

Tu es sacerdos in aeternum secundum ordinem Melchisedech. Annuntiate inter gentes gloria Domini in omnibus populis mirabilia eius quoniam magnus Dominus et laudabilis nimis. Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui sancto sicut erat in principio et in saecula saeculorum. Amen.

A blessed and happy anniversary to you, Father Campbell!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius X, pray for us.

Revised: Pope Saint Pius X, Modernism's Eternal Foe and Our Own Eternal Friend

Unlike his immediate predecessor, Pope Leo XIII, and each of his three successors (Popes Benedict XV, Pius XI, and Pius XII), the former Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto was not in the diplomatic service of the Holy See at any time during the nearly forty-five years of his priesthood prior to his rather remarkable election as the Successor of Saint Peter on August 4, 1903. He was not prone to accept the word of diplomats, and he did not suffer lies and misrepresentations easily.

The farm boy from Riese, Italy, who served as a pastor of souls in a rough-and-tumble Italian cow town, Tombolo, and then in Salzano before becoming Bishop of Mantua and the Cardinal Patriarch of Venice, was always close to Our Lady. This tender devotion to Our Lady, which he learned from his saintly mother, helped him to keep close to the sheep even when he was the Vicar of Christ on earth.

Thanks to the sign given him by the life and death of Little Nellie of Holy God, Pope Saint Pius X was the advocate of early First Communion (and early Confirmation) and of frequent Communions. It is no accident at all that the now retired Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI made no reference to the centenary of Pascendi Dominci Gregis on September 8, 2007. Ratzinger/Benedict made absolutely no reference on August 15, 2010, to the centenary of Pope Saint Pius X's Notre Charge Apostolique, which was a ringing condemnation of the false philosophy of the Sillon that is of the essence of conciliarism. He made no reference to the one hundredth anniversary of The Oath Against Modernism on September 1, 1910 (see Witness Against Benedict XVI: The Oath Against Modernism).

How could he?

He stands condemned by the very words in these documents issued by Pope Saint Pius X.

So does the man who ignored the one hundredth anniversary of Papa Sarto's death, Jorge Mario Bergolio, back on August 20, 2014.

The contrast between the Catholicism of Pope Saint Pius X, a defender of the Social Reign of Christ the King and the confessional Catholic civil state, and the conciliarism of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who has denounced "restorationists" as "Pelagian" and "hard-headed" Pharisees while defending "healthy laicism" and "religious liberty" and the "separation of Church and State, could not be more clear.

Here is the Collect for today's feast in the Immemorial Mass of Tradition:

"O God, who for the defense of the Catholic Faith and the restoration of all things in Christ didst fill Saint Pius, Supreme Pontiff, with heavenly wisdom and apostolic courage: grant in Thy loving kindness that by following his teachings and examples we may attain eternal rewards. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, forever and ever. Amen."

Pope Saint Pius X opposed Modernism.

So must we as we refuse any "communion" at all with conciliarism or its false shepherds who are at war with the Catholic Faith.

A new commentary that makes reference to Pope Saint Pius X will be published in about fifteen minutes.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius X, pray for us!

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