The Nativity of Our Lord Made Possible Our Own Birth Unto Eternal Life

This is the third and final republished reflection on the Nativity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to be posted for your consideration.

Once again, a blessed Christmas to you all!

(A new article, A Personal Remembrance of Father Louis J. Campbell, R.I.P., was published a little over twenty-four hours ago.)

Venite Adoremus (2023)

This is the second of three reflections on the Feast of the Nativity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to be posted for your consideration.

Venite Adoremus!

The Newborn Babe, Christ the King has been born for us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us now, and at the hour of our death.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

The New Born Babe's Refulgent Light Has Broken Through the Darkness

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.

A blessed Christmas to you all.

Our Lady, Mother of God, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saint Anastasia, pray for us.

A Personal Remembrance of Father Louis J. Campbell, R.I.P.

This is a brief personal remembrance of the late Father Louis J. Campbell, whom we were privileged to know as a priest whose friendship will be treasured for as long as we live.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Make Haste Today, Christmas Eve, 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 Francis Xavier Cabrini Defended Moral Standards Bergoglio Dismisses

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.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, pray for us.

Also, please see Mother Cabrini's Shrine: A Pictorial Essay, for photographs taken on this day sixteen years ago.

On the Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle

Yesterday was 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.

Medical appointments and the worsening nature of my various and sundry orthopedic problems have interfered with my ability to write, although I should have a personal remniscence of the late Father Louis J. Campbell to post by tomorrow, Saturday, December 23, 2023, or the Vigil of Christmas, Sunday, December 24, 2023. I will not publish my commentary on Victor Manuel Fernandez's antipapally sanctioned decision to bestow "blessings" upon those who living in states of Mortal Sin and, as such, have souls that are odious in the sight of the Most Blessed Trinity until after Christmas Day. 

For the moment, Antipope Appoveth, Antipope Undermineth What He Approveth, which was published thirty-two months ago, provides some background to the newest Jorge and Pals in Wonderland of the Absurd exercise.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Thomas the Apostle, pray for us.

Sin: More Deadly Than Any Virus's False "Antidotes"

With apologies for the delay, here is a new commentary, which continues the work of the "Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus" series under a different title.

There are important facts contained in this commentary as well as Dom Prosper Gueranger's reflection on the Feast of Our Lady's Expectation, which can be celebrated today, December 18, 2023.

Another new commentary will follow in a few days as my health and strength permits. One thing is for sure, though: those cataract surgeries have improved my eyesight to such an extent that I am now able to work on the computer without any kind of glasses, including reading glasses. The vision is getting back as the eyes heal. Now, this is no guarantee that I, the all-time king of typographical errors, misplaced or omitted words and other such problems, will not continue to show my great fallibility on the keyboard. However, I have a better chance now of spotting my mistakes than I have had at any time in the past thirty-one years since I started using prescription glasses. Deo gratias.

As always, non-tax-deductible financial gifts are greatly appreciated and much needed in this week before Christmas. Thank you.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

On Gaudete Sunday, December 17, 2023

As the next original article will not be ready for publication until tomorrow, Monday, December 18, 2023, an Advent ferial day on which can be celebrated the Feast of the Expectation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I am presenting a brief reflection on Gaudete Sunday that draws principally from Dom Prosper Gueranger's The Liturgical Year and also from Father Benedict Baur's reflections on the "O" antiphons prayed at Vespers starting this evening with "O Wisdom."

A blessed Gaudete Sunday to you all.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

On the Feast of Saint Lucy of Syracuse, Virgin and Martyr

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 twenty-one 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 us refuge in his kitchen in Westbury, Long Island, New York, in April of 2002 until November of 2002 as he offered the Immemorial Mass of Tradition for us each weekday.

Although I had long before abandoned the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical abomination 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 and before he died. Father Franco, who was ordained as a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn in June of 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 in the months 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 still miss you, Father Salvatore V. Franco!

Finaly, my second cataract surgery yesterday, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, was a little more difficult than the one on November 28, 2023,which is why I cannot complete the next original commentary for this site for another two days. Thank you,

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Lucy, pray for us.


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