Spiritual Resource: Novena to God the Holy Ghost

The oldest of all of Holy Mother Church's Novenas, the Novena to God the Holy Ghost in preparation for Pentecost Sunday, May 24, 2015, begins today, May 15, 2015, the Feast of Saint John Baptist de la Salle within the Octave of the Ascension of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The last day to pray for the Novena, of course, is on the Vigil of Pentecost, Saturday, May 23, 2015.

Our Lady, Queen of the Holy Apostles, pray for us.

Saint John Baptist de la Salle, pray for us.

Saint Ubaldus, pray for us.

Saint Paschal Baylon, pray for us.

Christ the King Takes His Throne In Heaven

[Please scroll down for yesterday's late afternoon posting, "Truly Frightening To Behold the Willing Refusal To Accept the Truth."]

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's forty days' of teaching the Apostles after his glorious Resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday culminated this very day, Ascension Thursday, as He instructed the Eleven as follows before going up into Heaven from Mount Olivet at whose foot He had suffered His Agony in the Garden six weeks before as Saints Peter, James and John slumbered:

"And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And seeing him they adored: but some doubted. And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world." (Matthew 28: 16-20.)

There is no "expiration" date on this command. Indeed, the commentary in the Bishop Richard Challoner version of the Douay-Rheims Bible explains that the command is in force until Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ comes in glory on the Last Day to judge the living and the dead and that His Church could never go astray, meaning, of course, that it is impossible for the Catholic Church to give any impression at all that God is pleased with false religions such as Mohammedanism and Talmudic Judaism, which is what the conciliar "popes" have done consistently in the past fifty years, having reached the point of complete absurdity now under Jorge Mario Bergoglio:

18 "All power"... See here the warrant and commission of the apostles and their successors, the bishops and pastors of Christ's church. He received from his Father all power in heaven and in earth: and in virtue of this power, he sends them (even as his Father sent him, St. John 20. 21) to teach and disciple, not one, but all nations; and instruct them in all truths: and that he may assist them effectually in the execution of this commission, he promises to be with them, not for three or four hundred years only, but all days, even to the consummation of the world. How then could the Catholic Church ever go astray; having always with her pastors, as is here promised, Christ himself, who is the way, the truth, and the life. St. John 14."

The Catholic Church can never go astray. She is infallible. She does not give us any "new ecclesiology" or "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity" to deconstruct the meaning of dogmatic truth, thus attacking the essence of the nature of God Himself, or false ecumenism. Her pastors do not esteem the symbols and values and places of false religions and they do not engage in "inter-religious" "prayer" services. Her pastors do not teach that false religions have a "right" from God to propagate their false beliefs publicly and they do not praise those false beliefs for being "able" to "contribute" to the building of a "better" world. Pastors of the Catholic Church insist always and at all times that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order with no equivocation, uncertainty, ambiguity or obscurity of any kind.

As Pope Pius XI noted in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928, there is need to "strain" to "find" Catholicism in the pronouncements made by Holy Mother Church:

" For the teaching authority of the Church, which in the divine wisdom was constituted on earth in order that revealed doctrines might remain intact for ever, and that they might be brought with ease and security to the knowledge of men, and which is daily exercised through the Roman Pontiff and the Bishops who are in communion with him, has also the office of defining, when it sees fit, any truth with solemn rites and decrees, whenever this is necessary either to oppose the errors or the attacks of heretics, or more clearly and in greater detail to stamp the minds of the faithful with the articles of sacred doctrine which have been explained. " (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)

How has the integrity of the doctrine of the First commandment been stamped on "minds of the faithful" by the words and deeds of the conciliar "popes"?

Christ the King has taken His throne in Heaven. We must ascend with Him in our thoughts and prayers at all times as we refuse to have our minds and hearts poisoned by the words and the deeds of the false shepherds of the counterfeit church of conciliarism who dare to blaspheme God so regularly and so openly and/or who refuse to open their mouths in defense of the honor and majesty and glory of God when He is so blasphemed and offended.

As the angel made clear to the Eleven as they looked into the sky as Our Lord disappeared from their sight on this day, there is work for us to do:

"They therefore who were come together, asked him, saying: Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? But he said to them: It is not for you to know the times or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power: But you shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they were beholding him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in white garments.

" Who also said: Ye men of Galilee, why stand you looking up to heaven? This Jesus who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, as you have seen him going into heaven. Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is nigh Jerusalem, within a sabbath day's journey. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Jude the brother of James. All these were persevering with one mind in prayer with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren." (Acts 1: 6-14.)

Yes, we can't stand around all day long looking into the sky. There is work for us to do before Our Lord comes for us at the moment of our own Particular Judgments, which can come at any hour and on any day, and at the end of the world to judge the living and the dead.

The work that we have to do is to sanctify and to save our immortal souls as members of the Catholic Church, work that requires us to be attentive to the graces that were won for us on the wood of the Holy Cross by the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood and the flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces. And to cooperate with the graces that Our Lady sends we must be fortified in prayer, which is one of the reasons that we must keep most assiduously the first Novena in the history of the Church, the Novena to God the Holy Ghost.

Our Lady was separated from her Divine Son when He Ascended to Heaven. She was united to Him, however, by means of her reception of His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in Holy Communion. She was united to the Apostles and the others who prayed in the same Upper Room where He had instituted the Holy Priesthood and the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. She is united to us. She is our Blessed Mother. We need to ask her for all the graces that we need to save and to sanctify our souls as we eschew worldliness, which is the theme of today's substantially revised article, and as we refuse to participate in the fraud of a false religion, conciliarism, that is replete with daily outrages given to her Divine Son, starting with the outrage that is the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo service, and as we make much reparation for our sins and those of the whole world as the consecrated slaves of her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, especially on this day after the ninety-eighth anniversary of Our Lady's first apparition to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal.

A blessed Feast of the Ascension of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to you all.

Truly Frightening To Behold the Willing Refusal To Accept the Truth

The article delayed by several internet access outages and the loss of two hours’ worth of post-Midnight writing earlier today is now posted! Raul Castro and the Neocatechumenal Way are the featured players in this current commentary.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Saint Robert Bellarmine, S.J., pray for us.

Making A Fuss About Hus

Well, this commentary took a long time to complete. I am not producing the articles at the rapid pace as in the past, something that is the result of a variety of factors, not the least being the duties of attending to basic chores for the family as well as a concession to the need to limit the number of late-night/early morning postings such as this one. Indeed, the work spent on “Junipero Serra: Under Attack by the World and By Bergoglio” took so much time and effort to complete that it took me two full days to recognize, mostly at Sharon’s urging after she read the article, that a second part to Monday’s posting would have been entirely superfluous as there is really nothing more to add to the subject.

This new article deals with the fuss that has been made about the heretic Jan Hus by conciliar “popes” such as Karol Josef Wojtyla/John Paul II and Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Bemedict XVI in the past and the fuss that Jorge Mario Bergoglio will be making on July 6, 2015, when a latter-day Hussite, Miloslav “Cardinal” Vlk, the retired conciliar “archbishop” of Prague, will represent the Argentine Apostate at an event in Prague, Czech Republic that will “commemorate” the six hundredth anniversary of the allegedly “unjust” execution of the heretic Hus as carried out by the civil authorities after the heretical priest, who remained obstinate in his heresy until the end, had been condemned by the Council of Florence. There is much detail in this article.

A shorter commentary on a related subject might appear tomorrow. Two or three commentaries on events in the Judeo-Masonic world of naturalism should appear within the next week as I keep plugging away as time and strength permit.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Gregory Nazianzen, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius V and the Conversion of the Conciliarists

Pope Saint Pius V and the Conversion of the Conciliarists is a slightly revised version of my reflection on the life and the work of the great Dominican, Pope Saint Pius X, who is indeed quite a contrast to the life and the work of the conciliar revolutionaries.

The almost-at-dawn posting of yesterday's article simple made the completion of part two, no less two other articles, possible. A few of my ubiquitous typographical errors in part one have been spotted and corrected. A few.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius X, pray for us.

Father Junipero Serra: Under Attack From the World and Misrepresented By Bergoglio, part one

Part one of two. This article was posted just about two hours dawn on the Feast of Saint Monica. However, I stayed up as I wanted to complete part one, which took a long time because of the textual material included to help readers know more about the true legacy of Father Junipero Serra, O.F.M.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Monica, pray for us.

May 2, 2015, Update and Brief Reflection on the Feast of Saint Athanasius 

With thanks aplenty for your patience, work does proceed on the commentary and reflection that I am writing about the riots in Baltimore, Maryland. It was, however, necessary to attend to unexpected errands for the family almost every day this week, and it is just no longer for me to resume writing at 10:00 p.m. given the time that it takes to write and format an article.

I do, however, want to take a few moments well after Midnight to explain that there will be another commentary posted before the one that is in the process of being written. 

A reader was kind enough last evening to inform me about a resolution pending in the California State Legislature that result in the removal of one of its two allotted state statues in the United States Capitol. It is only a matter of time before the most recent of those statues is removed as it that of the late President Ronald Wilson Reagan. The pending resolution, which has the support of the New Age, pro-abortion, pro-perversity environmental wacko who is now in his fourth term as Governor of California, Edmund Gerald “Jerry” Brown, Jr. (the first two ran from January 6, 1975, until January 3, 1983; Brown later served two terms as the Mayor of Oakland, California, from 1999-2007 before being elected as the Attorney General of the State of California on November 6, 2006, and had been California Secretary of State between 1971 and 1975), would result in the removal of the oldest of California’s two statues from the United States Capitol. The oldest statue is that of Father Junipero Serra, O.F.M., the great missionary of California. Here is a link to a story about the matter on the sedeplenist Lifesite News website: Pols Say, Father Serra Must Go. Fray Serra’s statue is to be replaced with that of the late astronaut, Sally Ride, who died in 2012 at the age of sixty-one. Sally Ride’s statue, you see, would make a “statement” as she was a practitioner of perverse sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments, and this is the real reason that Fray Serra’s statue is likely to be replaced.

As I have a deep, longstanding personal devotion to Father Serra, who is not legitimately “beatified” as Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II was not a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter, and have long contrasted his tireless work for souls in Alta California, which is the modern day State of California, with the greedy likes of those who grubbed for gold sixty-five years after his death in 1784, a commentary on this development will be written today for posting by tomorrow, the Feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross and the Commemoration of the Fourth Sunday after Easter and the Commemoration of Pope Saint Alexander I and Saints Juvenal, Eventius and Theodulus.

We live at a time of complete apostasy and its attendant chaos, a time in which those who defect from nothing in that is contained in the Sacred Deposit of Faith are considered “odd”. It is very fitting, therefore, that today is the feast day of the great Saint Athanasius of Alexandria, whose valiant deeds were described by Dom Prosper Gueranger. O.S.B., in The Liturgical Year in such a manner as apply the uncompromising heroism of this much-persecuted bishop and Doctor of the Holy Church, who was exiled on five different occasions from Alexandria, to our very own times of apostasy and betrayal today:

The Court of our divine King, during his grandest of seasons, is brilliant beyond measure; and to-day, it is gladdened by the arrival of one of the most glorious champions of the world of truth for his holy cause. Among the guardians of the word of truth, confided by Jesus to the earth, is there one more faithful than Athanasius? Does not his very name remind us of dauntless courage in the defense of the sacred deposit, of heroic firmness and patience in suffering, of learning, of talent, of eloquence–in a word, of everything that goes to from a Saint, a Bishop, and a Doctor of the Church? Athanasius lived for the Son of God; the cause of the Son of God was that of Athanasius; he who blessed Athanasius, blessed the eternal Word; and he who insulted Athanasius insulted the eternal Word.

Never did our holy faith go through a greater ordeal than in the sad times immediately following the peace of the Church, when the bark of Peter had to pass through the most furious storm that hell has, so far, let loose against her. Satan had vainly sought to drown the Christian race in a sea of blood; the sword of persecution had grown blunt in the hands of Diocletian and Galerius; and the Cross appeared in the heavens, proclaiming the triumph of Christianity. Scarcely had the Church become aware of her victory when she felt herself shaken to her very foundation. Hell sent upon the earth a heresy which threatened to blight the fruit of three hundred years of martyrdom. Arius began his impious doctrine, that he who had hitherto been adored as the Son of God was only a creature, though the most perfect of all creatures. Immense was the number, even of the clergy, that fell into this new error; the Emperors became its abettors; and had not God himself interposed, men would soon have set up the cry throughout the world that the only result of the victory gained by the Christian religion was to change the object of idolatry, and put a new idol, called Jesus, in place of the old ones.

But he who had promised that the gates of hell should never prevail against his Church, faithfully fulfilled his promise. The primitive faith triumphed; the Council of Nicaea proclaimed the Son to be consubstantial with the Father; but the Church stood in need of a man in whom the cause of the consubstantial Word should be, so to speak, incarnated–a man with learning enough to foil the artifices of heresy, and with courage enough to bear every persecution without flinching. This man was Athanasius; and everyone that adores and loves the Son of God, should love and honour Athanasius. Five times banished from his See of Alexandria, he fled for protection to the West, which justly appreciated the glorious confessor of Jesus’ divinity. In return for the hospitality accorded him by Rome, Athanasius gave her of his treasures. Being the admirer and friend of the great St. Antony, he was a fervent admirer of the monastic life, which, by the grace of the Holy Ghost, had flourished so wonderfully in the deserts of his vast patriarchate. He brought the precious seed to Rome, and the first monks seen there were the ones introduced by Athanasius. The heavenly plant became naturalized in its new soil; and though its growth was slow at first, it afterwards produced fruit more abundantly than it had ever done in the East.

Athanasius, who has written so admirably upon that fundamental dogma of our faith–the divinity of Christ–also has left us most eloquent treatises on the mystery of the Pasch: they are to be found in the Festal Letters which he addressed each year to the churches of his patriarchate of Alexandria. The collection of these Letters, which were once thought to be irretrievably lost, was found, a few years back, in the monastery of St. Mary of Scete in Egypt. The first, for the year 329, begins with these words, which beautifully express the sentiments we should feel at the approach of Easter: ‘Come, my beloved brethren, celebrate the feast; the season of the year invites you to do so. The Sun of justice, by pouring out his divine rays upon you that the time of the solemnity is come. At such tidings, let us keep a glad feast; let not the joy slip from us with the fleeting days, without our having tasted of its sweetness.’ During almost every year of his banishment, Athanasius continued to address a Paschal Letter to his people. The one in which he announced the Easter of 338, and which he wrote at Treves, begins thus: ‘Though separated from you, my brethren, I cannot break through the custom which I have always observed, and which I received from the tradition of the Fathers. I will not be silent; I will not omit announcing to you the time of the holy annual feast, and the day on which you must keep the solemnity. I am, as you have doubtless been told, a prey to many tribulations; I am weighed down by heavy trials; I am watched by the enemies of truth, who scrutinize everything I write, in order to rake up accusations against me and thereby add to my sufferings; yet notwithstanding, I feel that the Lord strengthens and consoles me in my afflictions. Therefore do I venture to address to you the annual celebration; and from the midst of my troubles, and despite the snares that beset me, I send you, from the furthermost part of the earth, the tidings of the Pasch, which is our salvation. Commending my fate into God’s hands, I will celebrate this feast with you; distance of place separates us, but I am not absent from you. The lord who gives us these feasts, who is himself our feast, who bestows upon us the gift of his Spirit–he unites us spiritually to one another, by the bond of concord and peace.’

How grand is the Pasch, celebrated by Athanasius, an exile on the Rhine, in union with his people who keep their Easter on the banks of the Nile! It shows us the power of the Liturgy to unite men and make them, at one and the same time, and despite the distance of countries, enjoy the same holy emotions and feel the same aspirations to virtue. Greeks or Barbarians, we have all the same mother country, the Church; but that which, after faith, unites us all into one family, is the Church’s Liturgy. Now there is nothing in the whole Liturgy so expressive of unity as the celebration of Easter. The unhappy Churches of Russia and the East, by keeping Easter on a different day from that on which it is celebrated by the rest of the Christian world, show that they are not a portion of the One Fold of which Our Risen Jesus is the One Shepherd. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year: Pascal Time, Book II, pp. 403-406.)

We must defend the Faith as we accept the rebukes that come out way in silence as we suffer in joy Christ the King as His consecrated slaves through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, especially during this month of May and on this First Saturday in May, thanking Our Lord abundantly for opportunity to be more perfectly conformed to His Holy Cross and as we seek to draw inspiration from this prayer of Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., to our glorious Saint of this day:

Intercede for the country [Egypt] over which was extended thy patriarchal jurisdiction; but forget not this Europe of ours, which gave thee hospitality and protection. Rome defended thy cause; she passed sentence in thy favour, and restored thee thy rights; make her a return, now that thou art face to face with the God of infinite goodness and power. Protect and console her Pontiff, the successor of that Julius who so nobly befriended thee fifteen hundred years ago. A fierce tempest is now raging against the Rock on which is built the Church of Christ; and our eyes have grown wearied for a sign of calm. Oh! pray that these days of trial be shortened, and that the See of Peter may triumph over the calumnies and persecutions which are now besetting her, and endangering the faith of many of her children.

Thy zeal, O Athanasius! checked the ravages of Arianism; but this heresy has again appeared, in our own times, and in almost every country of Europe. Its progress is due to that proud superficial learning which has become one of the principal perils of the age. The Eternal Son of God, consubstantial with the Father, is blasphemed by our so-called philosophers, as being only Man–the best and greatest of men, they say, but still only Man. They despise all the proofs which reason and history adduce of Jesus’ divinity; they profess a sort regard for the Christian teaching which has hitherto been held, but they have discovered (so they tell us) the fallacy of the great dogma which recognizes in the Son of Mary the Eternal Word who became incarnate for man’s salvation. O Athanasius, glorious Doctor of of holy Mother Church! humble these modern Arians; expose their proud ignorance and sophistry; undeceive their unhappy followers, by letting them see how this false doctrine leads either to the abyss of the abominations of pantheism, or to the chaos of scepticism, where all truth and morally are impossibilities.

Preserve within us, by the influence of they prayers, the precious gift of faith, wherewith our Lord has mercifully blessed us. Obtain for us that we may ever confess and adore Jesus Christ our eternal and infinite God, ‘God of God; Light of Light; True God of True God; Begotten not men; who for us men, and for our salvation, took Flesh, of the Virgin Mary.’ May we grow each day in the knowledge of this Jesus, until we join thee in the face-to-face contemplation of his perfections. Meanwhile, by means of holy faith, we will live with him on this earth that has witnessed the glory of his Resurrection. How fervent, O Athanasius, was thy love of this Son of God, our Creator and Redeemer! This love was the very life of thy soul, and the stimulus that urged thee to heroic devotedness to his cause. It supported thee in the combats thou hadst to sustain with the world, which seemed leagued together against thy single person. It gave thee strength to endless tribulations. Oh! pray that we may obtain this love–a love which is fearless of danger, because faithful to him for whom we suffer–a Brightness of his Father’s glory, and Infinite Wisdom, emptied himself, taking the form of a servant and humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the Cross. How else can we make him a return for his devotedness to us except by giving him all our love,as thou didst. O Athanasius! and by ever singing his praise in compensation for the humiliations which he endured in order to save us? (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year: Paschal Time: Book II, pp. 411-413.)

Saint Athanasius has given us marching orders, and those marching orders do not make us Pharisees, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, or “closed-minded:”

They have the premises – but you have the Apostolic Faith. They can occupy our churches, but they are outside the true Faith. You remain outside the places of worship, but the Faith dwells within you. Let us consider: what is more important, the place or the Faith? The true Faith, obviously. Who has lost and who has won in the struggle – the one who keeps the premises or the one who keeps the Faith? True, the premises are good when the Apostolic Faith is preached there; they are holy if everything takes place there in a holy way …

“You are the ones who are happy; you who remain within the Church by your Faith, who hold firmly to the foundations of the Faith which has come down to you from Apostolic Tradition. And if an execrable jealousy has tried to shake it on a number of occasions, it has not succeeded. They are the ones who have broken away from it in the present crisis. No one, ever, will prevail against your Faith, beloved Brothers. And we believe that God will give us our churches back some day.

“Thus, the more violently they try to occupy the places of worship, the more they separate themselves from the Church. They claim that they represent the Church; but in reality, they are the ones who are expelling themselves from it and going astray. Even if Catholics faithful to Tradition are reduced to a handful, they are the ones who are the true Church of Jesus Christ.” (Letter of St. Athanasius to his flock.)

Let these words continue to be our consolation in these days when it is easier for most people to believe in the mythologies of naturalists in the political realm and the Modernist apologists of false "mercy" and a "God of Surprises" in the theological real, men who esteem false idols, than it is to hold steadfast to the Faith and lose human respect and possibly even earn the mockery, if not scorn, of one's own family members. Who wants to be "different" in this time of alleged "mercy"?

We turn to Our Lady with every beat of our hearts, consecrated as they must be to Most Sacred Heart of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, pledging to her in this month of May to pray the Litany of Loreto every day in addition to praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit. We can crown Our Lady as Queen of our hearts by making reparation for our sins and those of the whole world by enslaving ourselves to her Divine Son through her Immaculate Heart, giving unto whatever merit we earn each day so that she can dispose of that merit however she sees fit for the honor and glory of the Most Holy Trinity and for the good of souls in the Church Suffering in Purgatory and here in the Church Militant on earth.

The final victory belongs to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart. We must consider it a privilege that we are alive in these times to plant a few seeds for the restoration of the Church Militant on earth and for the restoration of Christendom in the world.

Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Saint Andrew the Apostle, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.

Saint Athanasius, pray for us.


Saint Catherine of Siena: Suffering With Joy

Today’s article is a slight revision and republication of a very brief and wholly inadequate reflection on the life of the great mystic, stigmatist and spiritual directress of souls, Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.P., whose feast day is the day after that of the Protomartyr of the Order of Preachers, Saint Peter of Verona (Saint Peter Martyr). Saint Catherine was calumniated during her life, and she was blamed for having precipitated the Great Western Schism by convincing Pope Gregory XI to return to return to Rome in 1378. She suffered all such calumny with joy.

What’s our excuse for grumbling and/or murmuring about our crosses and the state of chaos in which we live in this time of apostasy and betrayal? Remember, everything thing that happens to us has been ordained by the hand of God Himself with exquisite perfection. Saint Catherine of Siena never lost an opportunity to suffer well. Indeed, she begged to suffer more and more for love of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. So should we.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.P., pray for us.

I learned late last night of the death of the Reverend Nicholas Gruner, who died suddenly from a heart attack at the Fatima Center in Canada. This news both shocks and saddens me as I knew him personally and spoke at three of his conferences (1996 in Rome; 1998 at a former place of employment, Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois; and in 2004 in southern California) and two Catholic Family News conferences (2004 and 2005) at which he, of course, spoke. I had also spoken with him on the telephone a number of times I had the opportunity also to be in his company for dinner several times. It thus that I am personally moved by this news.

Readers of this site know full well where I stand on the state of the Church Militant in this time of apostasy, including having come to understand that the conciliar “popes” have been figures of Antichrist and that the conciliar rite of episcopal “consecration” is invalid, meaning that there have not been true popes, including the current apostate, to perform a valid consecration of Russia to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart with all of the world’s bishops (there are only a handful of elderly true bishops in the conciliar church, although most of the bishops of the Oriental Rites are true bishops). Such a consecration needs to be done, and it will be done once a true pope is restored to the Throne of Saint Peter in God's good time.

This having been noted, though, I am very indebted to the late Reverend Nicholas Gruner for a scholarly presentation he gave in Rome in 1996 that convinced me that “Pope John Paul II” had not fulfilled Our Lady’s Fatima Message in 1984 with the “consecration” that he had attempted. Reverend Gruner laid out the facts, which were very compelling to one who was as of yet nine and one-half years away from coming to realize that Karol Wojtyla was a false claimant to the Throne of Saint Peter and that nothing he did or attempted to do carried any kind of true papal authority. Gruner’s talks about the Fatima children were very inspirational, including one that he had given in Rome on the sufferings of Jacinta Marto from the Spanish influenza that would take her young life. I was helped to understand more of Our Lady’s Fatima Message and of the suppression of the Third Secret of Fatima.

The death of the Reverend Nicholas Gruner reminds us of these words contained in the First Epistle of Saint Paul to the Thessalonians:

[1] But of the times and moments, brethren, you need not, that we should write to you; [2] For yourselves know perfectly, that the day of the Lord shall so come, as a thief in the night. [3] For when they shall say, peace and security; then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as the pains upon her that is with child, and they shall not escape. [4] But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. [5] For all you are the children of light, and children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

[6] Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do; but let us watch, and be sober. [7] For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that are drunk, are drunk in the night. [8] But let us, who are of the day, be sober, having on the breastplate of faith and charity, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. [9] For God hath not appointed us unto wrath, but unto the purchasing of salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, [10] Who died for us; that, whether we watch or sleep, we may live together with him. (Thessalonians 5: 1-10.)

Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself said:

[13] Watch ye therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour. (Matthew 25: 13)

May Our Lady pray for each us now and at the very hour of our 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.

Given a few unexpected penitential experiences yesterday while running errands for the family, the next action-filled, much-anticipated by the multitudes original article for this site will not appear until tomorrow. I am sorry. Flat tires sometimes inhibit speedy travel to and from one's destinations. All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you! Save souls! Penance is better than ever in 2015!

In His Own Blood

The length of the time needed to complete yesterday’s article, which was posted several hours after Midnight, made it impossible to complete the next original article for this site, which will deal with the anarchy taking place in Baltimore, Maryland, in response to that city’s mayor’s desire to give “protesters” “space to destroy.” Destroy the protesters did.

Then again, the work of diabolical destruction has been ongoing ever since an Augustinian monk posted ninety-five theses on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517. Bergoglio may very well go to Germany to celebrate Martin Luther’s “renewal” after he goes to Fatima, Portugal, for the one hundredth anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos in the Cova da Iria. Bergoglio is a destroyer in his own right, following the example of his antipope predecessors. We need to stay in a State of Sanctifying Grace and keep close to Our Lady, especially through her Most Holy Rosary and as the consecrated slaves of her Divine Son, Christ the King, through her own Most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart

Today’s revised article is a reflection on Saint Peter the Martyr (Saint Peter Verona), O.P. He was willing to write “Credo in Unum Deum” in his own blood. Are we?
A blessed Octave Day of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph and commemorate feast day of Saint Peter Martyr, O.P., to you all!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saint Peter Martyr, O.P., pray for us.

Just A Hypocritical Farce From Beginning to End

One of the professors who served on my doctoral dissertation review committee forty years ago, the late Dr. Ronald Stout, who has a very fine professor and kind Catholic gentleman, said that I had the “shoot until nothing moves” method of writing. It was a very accurate observation, and it is one to keep in mind as those who desire to read this long, detailed article, which contains many links that took much time to insert, plow their way through its text.

Mind you, the current article, which deals with several topics, including Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s removal of two conciliar “bishops” because of their protection of clerical predators and another because what was said to be his “extravagant” spending on a residential palace while he, Bergoglio, has indemnified other “bishops” guilty of the same, if not worse crimes, may not be for every reader. However, there is much for the “permanent record,” well, at least until government censors shut down this site once and for all, something that I know will occur sooner or later, for readers to consider. Bergoglio’s promotion of “climate change” and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s recent statement that cultural and religious beliefs that are opposed to the chemical and surgical execution of the innocent preborn must “change” also come in for some brief observations.
There is much work to be done. Baltimore, Maryland, is burning. Hillary is lying. Jorge is running off at the mouth. The work on these on other subjects will get done when time permits. This current article’s posting was delayed when I lost internet service around 1:30 a.m. yesterday morning. Thank you for your patience.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saint Paul of the Cross, pray for us.

Saint Louis Grignion de Monfort, pray for us.


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