Penance! Penance! Penance! Pray to God for Sinners

Today is the one hundred fifty-seventh anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady to Saint Bernadette Soubirous in the Grotto of Massabielle near Lourdes, France. Our Lady explained to the fourteen year-old Bernadette that we must do penance for our sins and for those of others. Can we do any less in our day?

Indeed, the state of the Church Militant on earth and of the world-at-large has worsened as the sins of men have grown more numerous and more daring and as most baptized Catholics have been deprived of access to Sanctifying Grace by virtue of the invalid sacraments offered in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. God is not going to permit any country that kills the innocent preborn with legal impunity and kills souls in the name of the falsehoods of "freedom of speech" and "freedom of the press" and "freedom of religion" and a general sense of legal and cultural licentiousness to know long term material prosperity. Then again, these merchants of death have been enabled by the conciliar revolutionaries, who believe that signs of "outward penance belong to a different era in the history of the Church."

We must indeed take Our Lady's injunction, "Penance! Penance! Penance! Pray to God for sinners," most seriously as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit. Lent is coming in but two weeks. We must prepare for Lenten penances by embrace a spirit of penance year-round.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette Soubirous, pray for us.

Monsignor Joseph Clifford Fenton Calls Out Tricks of Shoddy Minimism

This is a very brief commentary as the parody of what Jorge Mario Bergoglio is likely to say before a joint session of the Congress of the United States of America seven months, fourteen days from now took was not posted until long after Midnight yesterday.

Today’s brief commentary, which revisits a few points made over three months ago now, deals with Raymond Leo “Cardinal” Burke’s recent interview that was aired as part of a French television program on Sunday, February 8, 2015, Sexagesima Sunday and the Commemoration of Saint John of Matha.

Unfortunately for “Cardinal” Burke, however, his plan of “resisting” a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter has been denounced by none other than Pope Leo XIII and by the eminent theologian, the late Monsignor Joseph Clifford Fenton. Indeed, Monsignor Fenton condemned the use of the “tricks of shoddy minimism on the part of those who believe that they ignore, if not overtly criticize, any decision that a true pope causes to be inserted into the Acta Apostolicae Sedis.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Scholastica, pray for us.

Bucking for Obama's Job

A bit of a change of pace for today’s commentary.

Although written with broad strokes that are meant to caricature and parody Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s positions on immigration, income inequality, climate change, universal health care, etc., this article contains the draft of the sort of address to Congress that the false “pontiff” might wind up giving on September 24, 2015, the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom. Although the Argentine Apostate will be a bit more nuanced and less partisan than is the case in my parody, it is doubtlessly going to be the case that the members of the organized crime family of the naturalist “left” are going to be applauding vigorously while those in the false opposite of the naturalist “right” will be very discomfited. It is also possible that “Pope Francis” will throw “pro-life” Catholics a few more bones than are contained in this parody.

What is certain is that Jorge Mario Bergolio will speak not one word about eternal salvation except to imply that those who do not take “action” on the issues he raises with Congress are headed for a bad end at the Particular Judgment.

Again, this is a parody. As with most parodies, though, it is based on Bergoglio’s own words and those of other conciliar revolutionaries that I have heard uttered at various points during my days as a “fightin’ conservative” on the forests of Mindanao without realizing that I was “fightin’” to keep Catholicism in a counterfeit ape of the Catholic Church. So are many today.

Our Lady, Mother of God, pray for us.

Saint Cyril of Alexandria, pray for us.

Saint Apollonia, pray for us.

Bucking for Jorge's Job, part two

Another late hour. This is the concluding part of my commentary on the reigning caesar’s speech at the “National Prayer Breakfast” on Thursday, February 5, 2015, the Feast of Saint Agatha.

The conclusion focuses on the identical positions about “religious liberty” and “separation of Church and State” held by Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro and Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, who is himself in perfect conformity with his predecessors in the conciliar “Petrine Ministry.” A discussion of the continued misrepresentation of “The Inquisition,” which never existed as such, serves as the conclusion to this commentary.

The next article on this site will be entitled “Bucking for Obama’s Job,” which is what Senor Bergoglio is attempting to do by serving as advocate for junk science the way that he is an advocate in the theological realm of junk theology and junk history. These two figures of Antichrist, Obama and Bergoglio, are really interchangeable. Astounding.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Romuald, pray for us.

Bucking for Jorge's Job, part one

It is getting to the point where it is almost impossible to distinguish between the words of Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro and Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Argentine Apostate who is masquerading as “Pope Francis.” Perhaps Obama/Soetoro is bucking for Jorge’s job after the latter resigns or dies. Obama/Soetoro’s words at the “National Prayer Breakfast” yesterday could have been given by Bergoglio himself. Then again, much as it has been, continuously over the course of the past nearly twenty-three months. This is part one of an undetermined number of subsequent articles.

As the hours is again very, very late (or early), there is no time to create an “update” page whereby I can provide a hyperlink to the latest post on Novus Ordo Watch Wire blog, upon which one can find a link to Mr. Steven Speray’s refutation of some of the “canon law” arguments used by those in the “resist and recognize” movement. Mind you, this is not even to mention that the whole concept of “resist and recognize” was condemned by Pope Leo XIII in Epistola Tua, June 17, 1885, and Est Sane Molestum, December 17, 1888.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Titus, pray for us.

Saint Dorothy, pray for us.

"The Church That Flowed From The 'Second' Vatican Council"

Jorge Mario Bergoglio has signed a decree declaring "Archbishop" Oscar Romero to be a martyr for the Catholic Faith, something that is explored in this commentary, which was posted several hours after Midnight on the Feast of Saint Agatha. It has been revised and expanded in several places, including the correction of three typographical errors.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Saint Agatha, pray for us.

February 4, 2015 Update: As my notebook computer keeps crashing before coming back to life, something is not a good sign for a machine purchased new just seven months ago now, it is simply not possible to complete my next article without staying up around dawn. My days of staying up beyond two o'clock in the morning to complete an article are behind me, well, at least most of the time, perhaps not always.

In the meantime, however, I did post yesterday and two days earlier. One of the next articles will be something of a follow-up to yesterday's commentary, although it will touch upon the chastisement that God has seen fit to unleash on a world where the innocent are slaughtered under cover of the civil law in "developed nations" and where mutants are praised for their "courage" and where mad scientists wreak havoc with the immoral act of "creating" human life from three parents. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which is in large measure the consequence of the so-called Y2K's "lesser of two evils'" immoral and unjust invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003, is certainly a chastisement upon a world gone mad.

Through it all, of course, the madman in the White House and the madman in the Casa Santa Marta, both of whom are busy with their own revolutionary agendas, refuse to admit that Mohammedanism is a violent religion or that the killers of ISIS are completely faithful, believing members of this blasphemous false religion. Nothing has really changed since I wrote nearly six months ago now.

In this regard, please pray for a true Catholic priest, Father Nkamuke, who has written a report (part of which was forwarded to me by a priest) describing how the Boko Haram Mohammedan killers, who have received a free pass from both caesar and the currently reigning universal public face of apostasy, are moving into his area of Nigeria. Please pray to Our Lady for this brave priest.

Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us.

Saint Andrew Corsini, pray for us.

The Winner of the 2016 Republican Nomination Will Be . . . A Naturalist, Gee What A Surprise

The March of the Midget Naturalists has begun anew. Most of that march, though, will proceed without much attention from me as the results are always the same. Naturalism wins. Statism wins. Welfarism wins. Warfarism wins. Moral relativism wins. Legal positivism wins. Materialism wins. Hedonism wins. Careerism wins.

Who loses?

Christ the King and The temporal good of souls, whose temporal and eternal good is being undermined daily by Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who, pagan that he is, referred to “Mother Earth” yesterday. Ah, but I wrote about Jorge’s environmentalism in “Symbiotic Figures of Antichrist” two days ago now. Scroll down (or see the link on the Articles page of this site as I cannot provide hyperlinks in this summary blurb).

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Blase, pray for us.

The Sword of Sorrow

Today is the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, always the humble handmaid of the Lord who humbled herself this day, the last day of Christmastide, which ends after Holy Mass this morning, by submitting to the rituals of the law although she was not in need of such a ritualistic purification because of her Perpetual Virginity. This is the day that Our Lady presented her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in the same Temple where He would be found twelve years later answering questions of the rabbis, the same Temple whose curtain would be torn in two from top to bottom as He breathed His last on the wood of the Holy Cross to redeem us, thereby signifying the permanent end of the Old Covenant and the supersession of Judaism by Catholicism as the true religion.

The aged Simeon, who waited patiently every day in the Temple for the fulfillment of the promise that God had made to him, that he would not die before his eyes had seen and his arms had beheld the Messiah, sent the first Sword of Sorrow plunging through Our Lady's Sorrowful and and Immaculate Heart when he prophesied that the Child he beheld would be destined for the rise and for the fall of man, a sign to be opposed, a Sign of Contradiction.

We must never fear to be signs of contradiction in our own lives in imitation of the THE Sign of Contradiction, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, as He hung on the wood of the Holy Cross to redeem us as he was mocked and reviled by the very people from whose stock He had taken His Sacred Humanity. We must be willing to suffer all manner of calumny and humiliation for the many times that we have preferred human respect to fidelity to Our Lord, for the many times we have refused to call upon Our Lady's maternal intercession, for the many times we have refused to "take sides," especially in our day by refusing to reject conciliarism and its ravenous wolves once and for all. Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us! Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church and Protector of the Faithful, pray for us.

Preparing for Lenten Penances

Today is Septuagesima Sunday. Lent begins in but seventeen days. Easter is exactly nine weeks way. It is time to start our preparations for Lent, time to start thinking about the penances we are going to undertake starting on Ash Wednesday in order to make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world as we prepare to enter deep into the mysteries of the Paschal Triduum of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Passion, Death, and Resurrection on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The purple vestments representing a penitential season of Holy Mother Church make their reappearance today to remind us that we must be deadly serious about the business of making the best Lent of our lives as we do not know whether this Lent will be our last one on the face of this earth--or whether we will even live to see the end of this particular Lent! Let us use this time well as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.

Lacking unlimited high-speed internet service, I am totally dependent upon the availability of an internet connection to conduct research for my articles and then to post them. This is why this republished reflection on Septuagesima Sunday is being posted so late in the day. A revised reflection on the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary should be posted by tomorrow morning, February 2, 2015. Thank you for your patience.


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