With the Choirs of Angels, We Renew Our Hymn: Venite Adoremus!

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 Holy Ghost.

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 this republished article for Christmas Day 2018, 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" thirty years ago and has gone through various redactions in The Wanderer, the printed pages of Christ or Chaos and on this website. 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.

Venite Adoremus!

A blessed Christmas to you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Anastasia, pray for us.

Jorge the Enabler of Every Kind of 'Ism Except Catholicism

Most of the known world was under the control of the pagan Romans at the time of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’s Nativity 2018 years ago. Paganism is on the rise again, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio—and those who preceded him in the seat of the conciliar presidency—have enabled paganism and every other kind of ‘ism and except Catholicism with gleeful abandon.

Four people have responded to the appeal that I made two days ago for non-tax-deductible financial gifts. It would be terrific if a few more readers of this site who are able to provide such gifts can do so at this time. Thank you.

A republished reflection on this day, the Vigil of Christmas, can be found by scrolling below.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Make Haste Today, the Vigil of Christmas, The Lord Is Nigh

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 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 nigh. Midnight is coming.
 
Are we ready?
 
Make haste.
 
Prepare well.
 
Our Saviour is to be born for us!
 
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
 
Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini: Missionary to Keep Catholics Catholic in the Americas

This is a very brief republished reflection on the heroic missionary work of the saint whose feast we celebrate today, Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, a naturalized citizen of the United States who is the first and thus far only citizen of this country to be canonized by a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter.

Let me try to put it to you this way: Mother Cabrini’s insistence on the highest standards of personal modesty and her concern about Italian immigrants being converted by the materialistic and decadent ways of Protestant and Judeo-Masonic American culture, to say nothing of her love of mortifications and sufferings, would have earned her an “apostolic visitator” sent by Jorge Mario Bergoglio to “reform” her “Pelagian” ways if she lived at this time of apostasy and betrayal.

Work continues on my long commentary about the never-ending, head-spinning events in the world of naturalism that I plan to post by the Feast of Saint Stephen and the Second Day in the Octave of Christmas. The latest wrinkle in this madness is that the Federal government of the United States of America has "shutdown" partially. Is it too much to hope that this "partial shutdown" will last many months? Christmas is nearly here, after all.

Once again, I renew the invitation to those who have not provided a non-tax-deductible financial gift to do so at this time. Thank you. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, pray for us.

Revised: Dominus Meus et Deus Meus

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 Holy Faith. 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.

Finally, although several people have been very good to respond to private solicitations for non-tax-deductible gifts this month to assist with various  expenses and to assist in making up a shortfall caused by the loss of two regular monthly donations, I do want to make an appeal to the general readership of this site for those who support its work and have the means to make a donation of their own to do so at this time. 

Many other websites put a dollar figure as a target for donors to meet. Most of those wesbites have vastly larger readerships than I do. It is enough for me, therefore, to ask those who can provide a non-tax-deductible gift as we approach Christmas to do so. Thank you for your consideration of this appeal.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Thomas the Apostle, pray for us.

Climate Change of a Permanent Nature Awaits Those Who Blaspheme the Mother of God

Jorge Mario Bergoglio said in his whatever-it-is thousandth interview since acceding to the presidency of the counterfeit church of conciliarism on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, that he was “worried” about the presence of homosexuals in the conciliar clergy.

Jorge is “worried” about a lot of things, of course, including the “rights of foreign nations to invade other nations without regard to just immigration laws, “global warming,” the Brazilian rain forest and where to go for pizza in Rome.

If the Argentine Apostate is so “worried” about homosexuals in his clergy, why does he appoint so many of them to serve in his conciliar hierarchy and why did he turn his fellow lay Jesuit revolutionary, “Father” James Martin, S.J., loose on the conciliar world?

I wonder if “Pope Francis” is worried about the blasphemous and sacrilegious “Rosary of Modern Sorrows” that his pal James Martin is promoting? I rather tend to doubt that he has any “worries” about this.

On the other hand, believing Catholics should be very concerned about the way in which the adversary uses veritable wolves in shepherds’ clothing to use the very instrument that Our Lady gave to Saint Dominic de Guzman to fight heresy, the Most Holy Rosary, as the means to promote sin and heresy on a global basis.

May God have mercy on us all as we seek to make reparation to Him for the offenses given to His Most Blessed Mother.

Finally, there is so much happening in the world of naturalism at this time that my long commentary about it may not be published until the Feast of Saint Stephen on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. I will, however, have another commentary posted on Red China’s crackdown on all religions, including the true religion, Catholicism, by Saturday, December 22, 2018, the Feast of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Montezuma Ships Via Southwest

As the subject of this commentary is fresh in the news of recent days, I have decided to address the report of a human heart, which had vivisected from some anonymous human being after he was declared “brain dead,” that had been left onboard a Southwest Airline flight after it had landed in Seattle, Washington, on Sunday, December 9, 2016, first after a week of dealing with some penitential health challenges that had sapped my energy an consumed my time.

Another article will follow by tomorrow, and my commentary on what is now an undisguised effort on the part of Robert Mueller to effect a coup against a president who was ill-prepared to deal with the machinations of the deep state will be published later this coming week.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Eusebius, pray for us.

Four Hundred Eighty-Seven Years Later: The Americas Still Belong to Our Lady

[Update on Friday, December 14, 2018: An alert reader caught the fact that this reflection had been published in an improper format, something that was caused when I did not press the "Full HTML" selection upon publishing it. I am sorry for the error, which occurred at a time when I had discovered my arms and legs were swollen very significantly. This is probably a reaction to topical solutions applied to relive itching caused by dry skin, but the symptoms are those asscoiated with kidney failure, somthing that a blood test taken yesterday, the Feast of Saint Lucy, seems to have ruled out. 

[In any event, the phenomenon known as sleep has not been experienced much in the past five days. I hope to have a new commentary posted by the Third Sunday of Advent. I simply did not expect the difficulties that have arisen. My sins deserve to be punished, and I am grateful for the chastisement. Deo gratias!]

Two articles on Our Lady of Guadalupe are being republished today. Each has been slightly revised and, of course. In addition to this article, there is also "We Must Be Made As Simple and Trusting" that was published in four parts back in 2010.

A fuller description of today’s feast is found in the introduction to “We Must Be Made as Simple and Trusting” below, which also includes an appeal necessitated by a piece of mail we received yesterday on the Feast of Pope Saint Damasus I. A Spanish language translation of this commentary that was prepared by Mr. Juan Carlos Areneta six years ago can be read at: Las Américas Pertenecen a Nuestra Señora.

Finally, please pray for my younger brother (and only sibling), who turns sixty-five years of age today. Our late mother died on March 18, 1982, and our father died on September 5 1992. The years have certainly passed quickly.

Viva Cristo Rey!

Viva La Virgen de Guadalupe!

A blessed Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe to you all!

Republished: May We Be Made As Simple and Trusting

Our Blessed Mother gave us two great miracles on this day four hundred eighty-seven 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 build 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 486 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!

Viva Cristo Rey!

Viva La Virgen de Guadalupe!

A blessed Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe to you all.

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