Given From Heaven Above: The Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary

We must never tire of reminding our fellow Catholics that Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary is, after the perfect prayer, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the most powerful prayer we have to make reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world as we seek the conversion of all men to the true Faith, the Catholic Faith, before they die and to fight the heresies of Modernity in the world and Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

We must promote the Rosary and pray it with fervor and devotion. Our Lady implored us at Fatima to pray the Rosary daily. How can we refuse her?

My wrap-up commentary on L'Affaire Kavanaugh is nearing completion after the entirety of yesterday afternoon and evening was spent on it. There is just enough more to do, however, that it is unwise to try to complete well after Midnight on the Feast of the Holy Rosary and the Commemoration of the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (and of Pope Saint Mark I and of Saint Sergius, Bacchus, Marcellus and Apeleuis).

A blessed Feast of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary to you all.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Mark I, pray for us. 

Saints Sergius, Bacchus, Marcellus, and Apuleius, pray for us.

From July 17, 2018: Don't Place Your Bets on Brett

There are times when inability to complete an article with alacrity is beneficial. This is especially the case with the sideshow distraction that has been the knock-down, drag-out donnybrook of the confirmation of Judge Brett Michael Kavanaugh to replace the tired Anthony McLeod Kennedy as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. So much has seemed to occur in the past three months on this matter that it has been easy for most of those immersed in the blow-by-blow accounts of the “24/7” news cycle to become distracted the fact that Brett Michael Kavanaugh is a creature of the Washington, District of Columbia, establishment and is a legal positivist to the core of his being.

Indeed, the pro-abortion, pro-sodomite Susan Collins, the senior senator from the State of Maine and a “Catholic” in good standing within the structure of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, summarized Judge Kavanaugh’s judicial philosophy very well yesterday by stating he, Kavanaugh, respects “precedent.” He does. Kavanaugh is no threat to Roe v. Wade. Otherwise, of course. Senator Susan Collins would not have announced her support for this confirmation.

More will be said about this in the next commentary that I expect to complete for posting on the Feast of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For the moment, though, I ask readers of this site to reread Confirmations of a Different Sort, as well as today’s republished  commentary, which was posted on July 17, 2018, about Kavanaugh specifically.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Bruno, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi: From Riches to Lady Poverty

Today, October 4, 2018, is the Feast of the Seraphic Saint, Saint Francis of Assisi, who was born as Giovanni di Bernardone in 1182 (some say 1181).

This article is a poor way to pay tribute to the follower of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who gave up earthly riches to embrace Lady Poverty, earning himself eternal riches in the process, eternal riches that helped to save the Church Militant on earth from falling down at a time of great clerical corruption. It is my hope, however, that this poor tribute to Saint Francis, a saint of profound Eucharistic piety and deep, tender devotion to the Mother of God who rejoiced in the midst of trials and sufferings and insults and even the rejection of his own father and brother, will provide some food for meditation about the glorious life of this joyful saint of prayer and penance.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us!

A blessed feast day to our friends to all Franciscans, including those of the Third Order.

My next commentary may need another two full days to complete. Although some of the moving parts of the Brett Kavanaugh distraction will be discussed, it is not possible for this writer to comment about such side shows without examining root causes as divisions in the United States of America are nothing new. Thank you for your patience.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face: Holiness Unalloyed

Marie-Frances Therese Martin was born to the holiest of parents, Louis and Zelie Martin, who endeavored to shield their children as much as possible from the influences of the world.

The sacrifices made by Louis and Zelie Martin produced five vocations to the consecrated religious life. Zelie Martin's prayers from eternity after her death assisted her husband as he raised one canonized saint and four other daughters who served Holy Mother Church as brides of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

The simplicity and love of the Little Flower teaches each of us to pursue holiness as befits redeemed creatures, seeking the things of Heaven in this life so that we may spend our Heaven doing good here on earth. Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face was raised in a family that stressed the importance of withdrawing from the world. Louis and Zelie Martin were very protective of their daughters, making sure to instill within them a firm commitment to the Virtue of Modesty.

Indeed, Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face, Marie-Frances Celine Martin, was shocked at the immodesty that had overtaken France with the Allied bombing of Normandy forced the cloistered Carmelites of the Carmel out of their cloister and into the world in June of 1944. She noted this in a letter to Mother Agnes Mary that was dated July 7, 1944:

"After fifty years of eremetical living, to find myself all of a sudden uprooted and thrown into the midst of the world, with veil raised, is a true martyrdom for a recluse like me. It seems to me as if we're in a station where everybody is crowding around and intermingling. We sleep fully clothed on benches; we take our meals in haste, standing up in the dark; we look with astonishment and grief at the feminine styles stripped of all dignity." (As quoted in Celine: Sister Genevieve of the Holy Face, Sister and Witness of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, by Father Stephane-Joseph Piat, O.F.M., p. 130.)

What would Saint Therese and Sister Genevieve say today about the feminine attire that is considered "modest" and "acceptable" in Catholic chapels all across the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide where some version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition is offered or simulated?

They would not have been approving, and that is because their holy parents taught them Catholic right from wordily wrong.

Why is this so difficult for many traditionally-minded Catholic parents to understand, accept and abide by today?

Work on the next original commentary for this site is ongoing. As noted previously, it could take up to two days for the article to be completed. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Therese of Lisieux, pray for us!

On the Feast of Our Holy Guardian Angels

This reflection on our Holy Guardian Angels is brief. Our devotion to and reliance upon our Guardian Angels, however, must be lifelong.

The next original article on this site may not appear until Friday, October 5, 2018, as I need at least full days of writing to complete it. The topic? No, not the "synod" at the Vatican in conciliar captivity. The dog and pony show in Washington, District of Columbia. 

Our Lady, Queen of the Angels, pray for us.

Holy Guardian Angels, pray for us. 

Neville Bergoglio's Appeasement of the Chicom Monsters

With apologies for the length of time that it took me to complete this long commentary on Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement of the Chicom monsters, suffice it to say that this new article discusses the letter that the Argentine Apostate sent to Chinese Catholics four days ago.

An alert reader informed me of a sentence with missing text in my second interjection in this commentary. The problem has been fixed. (I have a notebook computer that is capable of deleting what I write. However, I should have caught the problem.) 

Our Lady of Sheshan, pray for us.

Saint Jerome, pray for us.

Saint Jerome Put Love of God Above All Else

This is a  reflection on the life and the work of Saint Jerome, the great great Dalmatian who put the love of God above all else. Consider just one quotation from the work of this prolific writer and translator of the Bible into the Latin Vulgate:

"It is a smaller sin to follow evil which you think is good, than not to venture to defend what you know for certain is good. If we cannot endure threats, injustice, poverty, how shall we overcome the flames of Babylon? Let us not lose by hollow peace what we have preserved by war. I should be sorry to allow my fears to teach me faithlessness, when Christ has put the true faith in the power of my choice." (Saint Jerome, Prologue to the Treatise Against the Pelagians.)

How many traditionally-minded Catholics who are as of yet attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism who know for certain that it is not good to praise false religions or to enter places of false worship or to treat the "clergy" of false religions as having a mission from the true God of Divine Revelation to serve and save souls refuse to do what is good, that is, to defend the honor and glory and majesty God and His Sacred Deposit Faith in order to indemnify the author of Summorum Pontificum, Antipope Emeritus Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, whose successor, Jorge Mario Bergoglios, has laid bare for all the world to see that he is "worried" by those who "want to return to the past"?

We must always defend what we know to be true as servants of the greater honor and glory of God.

Saint Jerome did.

What's our excuse?

Finally, I ask for your prayers for my dear wife, Sharon, who turns but a mere fifty-five years of age of age today, thus beginning the "entry level" of what is considered to be a "senior citizen." Thank you.

An original commentary, one that is very long, will be posted within several minutes of this reflection's posting. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Jerome, pray for us.

Revised: On the Feast of the Dedication of the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel

We need Saint Michael's intercession more now than ever before. We need his help in our own daily battles with the forces of the world, the flesh, and the devil. And, of course, we need his help with to remain faithful to the true Faith without making any concessions at all to conciliarism or its false officials who blaspheme God so regularly, so boldly, so repeatedly and with a chorus of bobble heads making excuses for them in their sins against the First and Second Commandments, which are just as important as the Sixth and Ninth Commandments. 

Work is proceeding methodically on my part-by-part dissection and translation (from the conciliarspeak to plain English) of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's letter to Chinese Catholics that is both patronizing and insulting in its tone. The final few parts that I need to complete before posting require some comparisons to other events in the history of the Church that defender of "Pope Francis" will doubtlessly cite as precedents for their "pope's" betrayal of Chinese Catholics in the underground to their Communist captors and persecutors. Those comparisons will show substantial differences between what has happened in the past and what Bergoglio is doing today as he follows the path of Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini/Paul VI's example of betraying Josef Cardinal Mindszenty, the Primate of Hungary, fifty-two years ago. 

Our Lady, Queen of the Angels, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us and keep us!

Saint Wenceslaus, King of Bohemia, Prostrated Himself Before THE King in His Real Presence

Today is the feast of the great Saint Wenceslaus, King of Bohemia, who was murdered by his own brother, who hated the fact that that he, King Wenceslaus, was everything that he, Boleslaus, hated, namely, pious and devoted, a servant of Christ the King, a just ruler who ruled to advance the common temporal good in light of man's Last End. Boleslaus hated the fact that his brother, our dear saint, loved the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and baked the Eucharistic bread with his own hands. This should give us pause for reflection in our own circumstances today when so many of our own relatives and one-time friends and acquaintances might hate us simply for being Catholic, no less Catholics who try, despite our sins and failings, to adhere to everything taught by Holy Mother Church from time immemorial. Saint Wenceslaus was a king who was prostrate before THE King, Christ the King, in life who adores him in Heaven face to face. 

The next commentary, which is on Neville Bergoglio's patronizing letter to Chinese Catholics, should be published later today, Friday, September 28, 2018.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Wenceslaus, pray for us.

Of, By and For The Cause of Wickedness in the Name of "Love"

The press of events is such in the worlds of conciliarism and Modernity has been such that it is very hard to write as fast as developments occur. Indeed, it is impossible to do so.

However, this new commentary, which contains an extensive appendix from a Mothers’ Watch expose of Donald Wuerl that was published twelve years ago, reminds readers that the Bergoglian agenda is nothing new. Much of it was outlined in a document of the then-named National Conference of Catholic Bishops twenty years ago, Always Our Children. It thus makes perfect sense the Jorge Mario Bergoglio is appointing “bishops” to his upcoming youth synod who have been in the forefront of promoting the homosexualist agenda and/or protecting clerical abusers.

How can anyone at this late date not see that the counterfeit church of conciliarism is perverted in all respects and that such a sect can never be mistaken for the spotless, virginal, mystical spouse of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the Catholic Church.

There will be a commentary on the false “pontiff’s” letter to Chinese Catholics by Friday.

Our Lady of the North American Martyrs, pray for us.

Saint Isaac Jogues, pray for us!

Saint Rene Goupil, S,J.,  pray for us.

Saint John Lalande, S,J., pray for us.

Saint Gabriel Lalemant, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Noel Chabanel, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Charles Garnier, S.J., pray for us.

Saint Anthony Daniel, S.J.,  pray for us.

Saint John De Brebeuf, S.J., pray for us.

Saints Cyprian and Justina, pray for us.

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