On the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (2023)

Today Tuesday November 21, 2023, 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-six years of age today and for a friend of ours on Long Island who turns seventy-five of age today. Thank you. (Yesterday, November 20, 2023, the Feast of Saint Felix of Valois, was the thirteenth anniversary of the death of a classmate from Saint Aloysius School, Great Neck, New York, Miss Elizabeth Loretta Ehrbar, about whom I wrote in 2012 after I found out that she had died two years before:"Why Not Me?".)

I continue to suffer from the penitential afflictions caused by severe rotary scoliosis. I am working on the next original commentary. However, there are limts to how I can sit, thus interrupting work more than would be the case otherwise. Thank you for your patience. I will post the next original commentary as soon as I complete it.

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

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

On the [Commemorated] Feast of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, A Royal Woman Who Embraced Suffering at the Hands of Her Own Family

This 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.

Work on the next original article is being impeded by excruciating pain in my lower lumbar spine caused by severe rotary scoliosis, meaning my spine curves sideways at more than a forty degree angle on the Cobb scale of measuring spinal curvature. This is superb and very richly deserved penance, which I accept with joy and gratitude as means to glorify the Most Holy Trinity and to make a bit of small reparation for my sins by offering up this penance to the throne of the Most Holy Trinity as the consecrated slave of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Bear with me, good readers. I will try to work some more on the next original article today and will post it as soon as I can. I have another one to complete thereafter. Prayers would be appreciated at this time.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pontianus I, pray for us.

Updated: Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Christopher Pierre: Certified Agents of Antichrist's Operation of Error

My discussion of the Freemasonic ethos that is suffused within the counterfeit church of conciliarism must wait for another day or so as the news that Christophe Pierre told the since deposed "Bishop" Joseph Strickland three years ago that he had to stop talking about the Deposit of Faith as there is no such deposit requires a bit of attention in what is, at least by my standards, a rather brief and to the point commentary.

The assertion that Christophe Pierre told "Bishop" Strickland that there is no "deposit of faith" was made by Mr. Terry Barber, whom I met twenty-eight years ago when on one of my national speaking tours for The Wanderer, who has said that the former conciliar "bishop" of Tyler, Texas, had made this sttatement to him three years ago alnost immediately after Pierre had spoken to Strickland. Now, however, the ecclesiologically confused Joseph Strickland is claiming that Pierre did not say exactly that, only that he, Strickland, had to "get with the program."

As documented in a very effective timeline of Joseph Strickland's inconsistent and sometimes contradictory posts about "Pope Francis" and his thoroughly confused ecclesiology found at The Traditional Evolution of Bishop Strickland, the recently sacked Strickland is still a prisoner of conciliarism. As I have pointed out so many times recently, one cannot claim to be a defender of the Holy Faith when one accepts the conciliar inversion of the ends proper to Holy Matrimony and the enitre panoply of falsehoods concerning the "right to resist" heretical "popes." 

Finally, I have added material from an commentary of mine eight years ago discussing Jorge Mario Bergoglio's deconstruction of the Deposit of Faith's meaning to amplify the credibility of the remarks attributed to Christophe Pierre three years ago by Terry Barber after he spoken to "Bishop" Strickland.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus, pray for us,

No One Has Killed More Israelis Than the Israelis Themselves

The title of this brief commentary is intriguing enough that I will, at a very late hour and in need of sleep, let it stand on its own.

Now, readers may have seen that the counterfeit church of conciliarism has once again reaffirmed authentic Catholic teaching prohibiting Catholics from joining Freemasonic sects.

Although I will write about this at length in my next commentary, suffice it to say for the moment that his apparent reaffirmation of Catholic teaching is rather hollow as the entire ethos of the counterfeit church of conciliarism’s ethos in liturgy and its relationship to the world and “other religions” is Judeo-Masonic to its very core.

As Pope Leo XIII explained in Humanum Genus, April 20, 1884:

For, from what We have above most clearly shown, that which is their ultimate purpose forces itself into view -- namely, the utter overthrow of that whole religious and political order of the world which the Christian teaching has produced, and the substitution of a new state of things in accordance with their ideas, of which the foundations and laws shall be drawn from mere naturalism.

What We have said, and are about to say, must be understood of the sect of the Freemasons taken generically, and in so far as it comprises the associations kindred to it and confederated with it, but not of the individual members of them. There may be persons amongst these, and not a few who, although not free from the guilt of having entangled themselves in such associations, yet are neither themselves partners in their criminal acts nor aware of the ultimate object which they are endeavoring to attain. In the same way, some of the affiliated societies, perhaps, by no means approve of the extreme conclusions which they would, if consistent, embrace as necessarily following from their common principles, did not their very foulness strike them with horror. Some of these, again, are led by circumstances of times and places either to aim at smaller things than the others usually attempt or than they themselves would wish to attempt. They are not, however, for this reason, to be reckoned as alien to the masonic federation; for the masonic federation is to be judged not so much by the things which it has done, or brought to completion, as by the sum of its pronounced opinions. (Pope Leo XIII, Humanum Genus, April 20, 1884.)  

Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s words and deeds have pleased Freemasonic leaders no end as no one needs to be a member to advance their ideology.

More in my next commentary.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Gertrude the Great, pray for us.

On the Feast of Saint Josaphat Kuncewicz

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.

It is my expectation to have another original commentary published within twenty-four hours.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Josaphat Kuncewicz, pray for us.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is Intent on Making the Protection of Sin Great Again

This is my commentary on Jorge Mario Bergoglio's removal of "Bishop" Joseph Strickland as the conciliar ordinary of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas.

Many of us kept waiting for Karol Josef Wojtyla/John Paul II to remove the "bad" bishops without realizing that he was the "worst" "bad" bishop (and he was a true bishop) of them all and that he not only kept appointing "bad" men as "bishops" but promoted others (Joseph Bernardin, Roger Mahony, Theodore McCarrick) while steadfastly refusing all entreaties made to him personally about the clerical abuse problem until the Boston Globe broke that story, which had been reported by such disparate outlets as The Wanderer and the National Catholic Reporter for nearly two decades previously, and even then the Polish Phenomenologist had the gall to promote Bernard "Cardinal" Law, who oversaw the protection and transfer of clerical abusers during his eighteen years as the conciliar "archbishop" of Boston, to be the archpriest of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major on the Esquiline Hill in Rome. 

Jorge Mario Bergoglio has no reservations about reshaping his "hierarchy" in his own warped image, and when you scrape away all the noise, the principal, though hardly exclusive, reason that he has acted against Joseph Strickland is because the latter criticized sodomy and its influence in what he thinks is the Catholic Church. That was his real "crime."

Then again, as is noted in this commentary, Catholics are not free to criticize a man they believe is a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter, and those who think that they have a duty to do have to reckon with the fact that a true pope is the guarantor of doctrinal orthodoxy, not its enemy.

Finally, as noted late Saturday evening, there is an urgent need to raise $1500. Although I have made few appeals in recent years, there are times when necessity requires me to so, and I hereby ask those who access this site to make a non-tax-deductible financial gift. I received $225 from two different donors, which leaves me $1275 short of what I need to raise by Thursday, November 16,m 2023, the Feast of Saint Gertrude the Great. Your assistance is very much needed at this time. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Didacus, pray for us.

Saint Stanislaus Kostka, pray for us.


"Benedictus Qui Venit in Nomine Domnini, Hosanna in Excelsis," part three

[Update on late Saturday, November 11, 2023: Although circumstances prevented me from writing a commentary about Jorge Mario Bergoglio's forced removal of the concilar "bishop" of Tyler, Texas, Joseph Strickland, today, I will work on such a commentary all day tomorrow, Sunday, November 12, 2023, the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Mass of the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany) and the Commemoration of Pope Saint Martin I.

[As many readers probably know by now, Father Louis J. Campbell, who turned ninety-one years of age on All Saints Day, is in very grave condition and is expected to die soon. Please commend this hard working priest of Christ the King in your prayers. Father Campbell worked without cease until he was simply physically unable to continue. He is devoted to Our Lady, Saint Joseph, Saint Jude and our Wonder Worker, Saint Philomena, patterning the sixty-one years of his priestly life to promoting True Devotion to Mary after the example of his namesake, Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort. 

[November 12, 2023, is the ninety-fourth birthday of Father Kenneth Baker, S.J., and it is the one hundred eighth anniversary of the birth of the late Father Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D. Please pray for Father Baker and for the repose of the soul of Father Martin.

[Finally, there is an urgent need to raise $1500. Although I have made few appeals in recent years, there are times when necessity requires me to so, and I hereby ask those who access this site to make a non-tax-deductible financial gift. Thank you.]

This is another commentary on the genocide taking place in the Holy Land at this time. The Ukraine-Russian conflict is also discussed at the beginning of this commentary.

Another original commentary should appaer by Monday, November 13, 2023, the Feast of Saint Didacus and, in some places, the Commemoratiion of Saint Stanislaus Kostka.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Martin of Tours, pray for us.

Saint Mennas, pray for us.

Live by "Popular Sovereignty," Die by "Popular Sovereignty"

The passage of Ohio Issue 1 and Ohio Issue 2 on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, prompted me to write this commentary, which will push  back the expected publication of "Benedictus Qui Venit in Nomine Domini, part three," until Saturday, November 11, 2023, the Feast of Saint Martin of Tours.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Saint Theodore, pray for us.

Otto von Bergoglio's Kulturkampf (or Jorge Mario Zedong's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution), part four

This commentary concludes a four part series.

The next commentary to appear on this site will be "Benedictus Qui Venit in Nomine Domini, Hosanna in Excelsis," part three.

Our Lady, Queen of All Saints, pray for us.

Otto von Bergoglio’s Kulturkampf (or Jorge Mario Zedong’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution), part three

This commentary discusses Jorge Mario Bergoglio's Ad Theologiam Promovendam. Part four, which will deal with the document's application to the other branches of theology apart from moral theology as examined in this part, should appear by Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Suffice it to say for the moment that Ad Theologiam Promovendam is the death knell to the Catholic Church's true general councils prior to the death of Pope Pius XII, and to everything taught by Holy Mother Church that does not "correspond" to the "lived experiences" of the people. This is paganism writ large.

Kyrie eleison!

Our Lady, Queen of All Saints and Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.

All the Saints, pray for us.

Blessed Martin de Porres, pray for us.


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