The Christ and His Mass

The commemoration of the Nativity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as a helpless Babe in Bethlehem today, December 25, should fill each and every Catholic with inexpressible joy.

Make Haste, The Lord Is Nigh

As it was not possible to complete a brief article linking the barbarous merchants of evil in the world with Jorge Mario Bergoglio's recent address to the conciliar curia, an institution he despises and is seeking to "restructure" in such a way as to devolve as many of its functions as possible to the "episcopal" revolutionaries at the archdiocesan and diocesan levels, I am offering a republished article on the coming Feast of the Nativity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The original article will appear on Friday, December 26, 2014, the Feast of Saint Stephen the Protomartyr within the Octave of Christmas.

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 make this day, Christmas Eve, the Vigil of Christmas, one final day of penance as we abstain from the eating of meat and as we have but one full meal? 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 night. 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.

Dominus Deus et Deus Meus

Today is the Transferred 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 two 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. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Thomas the Apostle, pray for us.

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, pray for us.

Mother Cabrini, Don't Be A Meanie

Although today is the transferred Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle in most fully Catholic venues, I am republishing a brief reflection on the saintly missionary work of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, who, being a naturalized citizen of the United States of America, is the only citizen of this country to be canonized by a true pope far. It was not possible to re-format this reflection in time for publication yesterday, the Feast of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, given the demands of duties of state and efforts to finalize my forthcoming and sure-to-be blockbuster selling book.

A reflection on the life of Saint Thomas the Apostle, whose transferred feast is observed today in those traditional venues that celebrated the feast of Mother Cabrini yesterday, will be republished shortly. There should be a new article or two posted by tomorrow morning, the Vigil of Christmas.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, pray for us.

Saint Thomas the Apostle, pray for us.

Jorge the Juvenile Delinquent

Perhaps an important key to understanding the increasingly bizarre, out-of-control behavior being exhibited by Jorge Mario Bergoglio as he turned seventy-eight years of age on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, Ember Wednesday in Advent, is that he, despite being two years shy of his eightieth birthday, is simply a juvenile delinquent whose charade as "Pope Francis" has permitted him to be unfettered from the constraints that had been imposed upon by various superiors prior to his election on We

Giving Aid and Comfort to Murderers, part two

This article, which was posted well after Midnight this morning, has been revised and expanded in two places.

The Catholic Church teaches us that Communism, although it is the most overtly violent, vicious result of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King by the Protestant Revolution that was institutionalized subsequent by the collective forces of naturalism that can be termed as Judeo-Masonry, is an evil that must be opposed and that, as noted in part one of this two-part commentary, no one can aid in any way whatsoever. It is impossible to produce "peace" by coming to the rescue of murderous regimes based on Marxism-Leninism just as it is impossible for there to be true peace and social order in nations that celebrate licentiousness in the name of "freedom" and "human rights" while imposing a "soft totalitarianism" that institutes more subtle and/or invisible forms of violence and state control.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

From Luther to Sanger to Ferguson

This is one of those "root causes" commentaries that is not for those who are looking for sound bites as the roots of what caused the rioting in Ferugson, Missouri, three weeks ago now can be traced back to Father Martin Luther, O.S.A., and from down to the days of Margaret Sanger, who sought to eliminate and then control the population of black Americans by means of "birth control." Revolutions against the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law wind up pitting men against each other after they have been enabled to make more war upon God than would otherwise have been the case by means of their fallen human nature.

It's back to Jorge tomorrow, Ember Wednesday, and that is a penance in and of itself.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saint Eusebius, pray for us.

Soldiers of the Damnation Army

The conciliar "popes" have been and continue to be soldiers in what can be called "The Damnation Army" just as much as the leaders of the other false religions over whom they have fawned so consistently.

No matter their different styles and areas of emphasis, the conciliar "popes," have been apologists in behalf of a false religion. Each false religion is from the adversary and leads only to eternal perdition.

This is a time of profound chastisement. We must keep ever close to Our Lady through her Most Holy Rosary.

A blessed Gaudete Sunday to you all!

An Immovable Foe of Religious Liberty (2014)

This revised article on Saint Lucy was published about an hour after Midnight before disappearing into cyberspace. The revisions had to be done all over again several hours later, thus delaying an original article that serves as a something of a companion commentary.

The saint whose feast we celebrate today, Saint Lucy, resisted all efforts made by the civil authorities to induce her to worship the idols when a suitor, who was angered by her rejection of him after she had given away her riches to the poor, betrayed her as Christian to the pagan officials of the Roman Empire in Syracuse, Sicily at the beginning of the Fourth Century A.D., in the year 304 A.D. Saint Lucy could have saved her life if only she worshiped the idols.

Unlike the conciliar "pontiffs," men who have esteemed the symbols of various and sundry false religions, with their own consecrated hands, Saint Lucy refused to do so and was immovable when taken to a house of sin. She refused even to look upon the vice that was before her. May this immovable foe of religious liberty help us to see more clearly with the eyes of our immortal souls that the Catholic Church cannot be in the least responsible for the abominations and blasphemies and sacrileges and defections from the Faith perpetrated by the counterfeit church of conciliarism. May Saint Lucy, a model of purity and gentleness and grace and courage, help us to see so clearly that we flee to the catacombs where the Faith is protected without any concessions to conciliarism.

A blessed Feast of Saint Lucy to all who are named after this great witness to the Faith, especially my dear wife, who took Saint Lucy as her patron at Baptism, and our dear daughter, Lucy Mary Therese Norma, who has, of course, a special devotion to the virgin and martyr from Syracuse, Sicily.

I ask your prayers also for the repose of the soul of the late Father Salvatore V. Franco, who died on this day twelve years ago now. Father Franco, who suffered from serious heart problems but died of a form of leukemia that he only found out he had weeks before he died, was good enough to offer Sharon and the newborn Lucy and me refuge in his kitchen in Westbury, Long Island, New York, in April of 2002 as he offered the Immemorial Mass of Tradition for us each weekday.

Although I had long before abandoned the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service on Sundays as I moved in "indult" circles, we made the decision to abandon all putative "offerings" of this abominable travesty during the week when Father Franco took ill before he died. Father Franco, who was ordained as a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1953, had a heart attack in 1963 at the age of thirty-seven, an act of God's Divine Mercy that kept him from being immersed in parish life as the conciliar revolution proceeded apace. Father Franco kept active, however, offering Mass and helping souls. We will be forever grateful to him for providing us with the refuge that he did after Lucy's birth. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen. We miss you, Father!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Lucy, pray for us.

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