On the Last Day of the Liturgical Year in 2022

This is a short reflection,about this day, the last day of the liturgical year on which the Feast of Saint Sylvester the Abbot and the Commemoration of Saint Peter of Alexandria occur. 

Another republished reflection will be posted within twenty-four hours.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Sylvester the Abbot, pray for us.

Saint Peter of Alexandria, pray for us.

On the Feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria

This is a brief reflection for the feast day of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. 

The debilitating virus continues to be, well, debilitating. 
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Catherine of Alexandria, pray for us.

John Calvin Could Not Be Happier (2022)

One of the saddest spectacles here in a land suffused with the ethos of Judeo-Calvinist-Masonic naturalism is how the secular celebration of thanksgiving day has eclipsed Christmas Day in the homes of many Americans.

This is quite by design as it was the intention of the thirty-third degree Freemason named Franklin Delano Roosevelt to promote shopping during a time when our attention must be on withdrawing from the world. As there are a few new readers to this site, including some from Protestant and even Jewish backgrounds who have expressed an interesting in converting to the true Faith, it is my hope that this republished reflection might of assistance in demonstrating the extent to which the warfare against Christ the King that entered its overt phase with the Protestant Revolution in 1517 has shaped what passes for American "culture" to the detriment of souls and thus to all of social order. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us. 

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, pray for us.

Pope Saint Clement I: No One Can Disobey a True Pope Without Disobeying God Himself

This is a republished reflection about Pope Saint Clement that includes the following passage from Dom Prosper Gueranger's The Liturgical Year:

With only one exception, all of the documents which attest Clement's intervention in the affairs of distant churches have perished with time; but the one that remains shows us in full action the monarchical power of the bishop of Rome at that primitive epoch. The church of Corinth was disturbed with intestine quarrels caused by jealously against certain pastors. These divisions, the germ of which had appeared even in St. Paul's time, had destroyed all peace, and were causing scandal to the very pagans. The Corinthians at last felt the necessity of putting an end to a disorder which might be prejudicial to the extension of the Christian faith; and for this purpose it was requisite to seek assistance from outside. The apostle had all departed this life, except St. John, who was still the light of the Church. It was not great distance from Corinth to Ephesus where the apostle resided: yet it was not to Ephesus but to Rome that the church of Corinth turned. Clement examined the case referred to his judgment by that church, and sent to Corinth five commissaries to represent the Apostolic See. They were bearers of a letter, which St. Irenaeus calls potentissimas litteras. It was considered at the time so beautiful and so apostolic, that it was long read in many churches as a sort of continuation of the canonical Scriptures. Its tone is dignified but paternal, according to St. Peter's advice to pastors. There is nothing in it of a domineering spirit; but the grave and solemn language bespeaks the universal pastor, whom none can disobey without disobeying God Himself. These words so solemn and so firm wrought the desired effect: peace was re-established in the church of Corinth, and the messengers of the Roman Pontiff soon brought back the happy news. A century later, St. Dionysius, bishop of Corinth, expressed to Pope St. Soter the gratitude still felt by his flock towards Clement for the service he had rendered. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year.)

Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B,, understood that was and can be no such thing as "resistance" to a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter.

As I continue with a sickness that has involved all kinds of well-deserved penance, I simply lack the physical strength to do any orginal writing at this time. It is my hope to be better by the beginning of next week. Thank you.


Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Clement, pray for us.

Saint Felicity, pray for us.

Saint Cecilia: Valiant Model of Catholic Fidelity and Purity

This is a very brief, republished reflection on the heroic virtues of Saint Ceclia, whose feast is celebrated today, November 22, 2022.

I am sorry, but this is all that I can offer you now as I continue fight off the virus that is good penance but left me very weak. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Cecilia, pray for us.

On the Feast of the Presentation of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary

Today Monday, November 21, 2022, js the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is made secondarily. This is a short reflection on the feast day, which is followed by an appendix including the description of the Presentation of Our Lady as found in The New English Edition of The Mystical City of God.

Finally, please pray for a former student of mine who turns fifty-five years of age today and for a friend of ours on Long Island who turns seventy-four years of age today. Thank you. (Yesterday, November 20, 2022, the Twenty-fourth and Last Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Felix of Valois, was the tweltfh anniversary of the death of a classmate from Saint Aloysius School, Great Neck, New York, Miss Elizabeth Loretta Ehrbar, about who I wrote in 2012 after I found out that she had died two years before:"Why Not Me?".)

I continue to be very ill with the viral infection that is serving as a most blessed and well-deserved penance. I will resume my writing once I have regained my strength, which is wanting at the moment.

Our Lady, Ark of the New Covenant, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary: A Royal Woman Who Embraced Suffering at the Hands of Her Own Family

his is a republished reflection on the suffering endured by the very first member of the Third Order of Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, who suffered much at the hands of her family members and even at the hands of the poor whose welfare she provided so generously when her husband, Louis, was the Landgrieve of Thuringia.

As I have been felled by yet another virus, the third in four months, I am afraid that work on my next article, which is about the abominable effort by careerists, including the ultimate flip-flopper who many trumpeted as the "lesser of two evils" in 2012, Willard Mitt Romney, to equate marriage between a man and a woman with the perversity that is a so-called "marriage" between two persons of the same gender has been suspendd until I can recover my strength to complete the commentary. Penance is indeed better in 2022 than ever before. Deo gratias!


Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pontian I, pray for us.

Unable Even to Recognize That There is Nothing to Save from the Existing Ruins

Herewith is a brief commentary on the never-ending agitation caused by the needless strife of partisan politics.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Albert the Great, pray for us.

Republished: Saint Josaphat Kuncewicz Did What Conciliarism Forbids

This is a republished reflection on the life and martrydom of Saint Josaphat Kuncewicz, whose feast is celebrated today.

Saint Jospahat Kuncewicz did what conciliarism forbids, namely, seeking the conversion of the heretical and schismatic Orthodox to the Catholic Church, she who is the one and only true Church founded by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope. 

The current pretender in Rome has carried on the conciliar "tradition" of claiming that the Orthodox churches are simply a branch of "Christianity." This brief reflection refutes that false contention. Indeed, the very life of Saint Jospahat Kuncewicz is a refutation of that false contention.

My commentary on tthe midterm elections is still a work in progress. Although it was possible as late as five or six years ago to continue to work well after Midnight to complete such an article, such is no longer possible. Thus, I will continue work on it on the morrow and hope to complete it for posting by Tuesday, November 15, 2022, the feast of my own baptismal patron saint, Saint Albert the Great. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.


Saint Josaphat Kuncewicz, pray for us.

"For Without Me You Can Do Nothing," part one

[I have been waiting for some further clarity on the recent excercise in Judeo-Masonic naturalism to run its course before completing my detailed commentary on the spectacle that is as yet unfolding in Nevada, Arizona, and Georgia. Enough is known now, however, for me to proceed to the completion of my commentary,  which should be posted by Monday, November 14, 2022, the Feast of Saint Josaphat. Also, the full text of Senor Jorge's press conference that has made some news of its own if not yet available in English. I will complete part two of "For Without Me You Can Nothing" after this occurs" before returning to part nineteen of "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus." Thank you.]

This is the first part of a two-part series dealing with Jorge Mario Bergoglio's recent trip to Bahrain. 

Although only a few excerpts from three of Bergoglio's screeds are reviewed in this commentary, those selected are representative of the apostasy that has evolved over the decades within the nooks and crannies of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

All the Saints, pray for us.

The Four Holy Crowned Martyrs, pray for us.


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