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A Personal Note of Thanks to don Fili on His Feast

Thank you for everything, don Fili. You are my “Pippo Bono”. Please continue to pray for me, and for all of my benefactors and supporters.

St. Philip Neri, Third Apostle of Rome, ARSH 1515 – 1595

In this life there is no purgatory; it is either hell or paradise; for to him who serves God truly, every trouble and infirmity turns into consolations, and through all kinds of trouble he has a paradise within himself even in this world: and he who does not serve God truly, and gives himself up to sensuality, has one hell in this world, and another in the next.
-St. Philip Neri

Starting Wednesday in Ember Week of Pentecost Right: Cutting a Trail and Leaving Breadcrumbs Edition

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

Okay. Where are we going? We’re not the brain trust of your creation, and we’re not canon lawyers or anything like that, but we know Your voice, and we know a wolf when we see it, and we’re with You.

If you don’t have DivinumOfficium bookmarked, you should.

As any military man of a certain sufficiently advanced age and constitution will tell you, one of the true hallmarks of a leader is to always be ready to provide not just an assessment of the battle space, but also A PATH FORWARD. This same thing should go for all of us in civilian life.  NEVER bring a complaint about a problem unless you have a solution to and path forward in order to solve or eliminate said problem.

Jesus Christ, God Himself Incarnate, is the King of Kings, the Tactician par Excellence.  And we, the Church Militant, KNOW that the victory is His.  No other army has this assurance. So, we KNOW, given this, that He will always provide for us a clear path forward unto total victory – if we will just follow Him.  And THAT – not any “competence” or seeming dominance of the enemy, including earthy numerical dominance, is all that matters. He has and will always make a passage for us, as long as we are not too blind to see it.

Pray for Pope Benedict XVI, the worst pope ever, that his sovereignty might soon again be recognized, and that he repent of his sins born from profound, substantial error.

And to any who might say, “I don’t want him back!  He’s a coward and a quitter!”

My dear, the ontological reality of Pope Benedict’s occupying the Petrine See has exactly JACK to do with what you WANT.  He is Peter.  Weak, cowardly, an abandoner, totally messed up in terms of ecclesiology. (Sound familiar? Read the Passion narratives or Galatians 2 lately?)  You don’t want him back?  Ok.  Bishop Williamson awaits your fealty.

Introit
Ps 67:8-9
O God, when You went forth at the head of Your people, making a passage for them, dwelling in their midst, alleluia: the earth quaked; it rained from heaven, alleluia, alleluia.
Ps 67:2
God arises; His enemies are scattered, and those who hate Him flee before Him.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
O God, when You went forth at the head of Your people, making a passage for them, dwelling in their midst, alleluia: the earth quaked; it rained from heaven, alleluia, alleluia.

Official Response of “Faithful, Orthodox” Prelates to Latest Blasphemy of Sodomite Antipope and Probable False-Prophet Forerunner of the Antichrist

“God made you this way.”

 

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

Fools, said I, you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sounds of silence

Starting Tuesday in the Octave of Pentecost Off Right: Voice of Strangers Edition

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

Wear white, say “baaa” every once in a while, and they’ll not only jump into your mouth, they’ll demand that all of the others do too – because “it’s what the Good Shepherd wants us to do….”

Gospel of Tuesday in the Octave of Pentecost:

At that time, Jesus said to the Pharisees, Amen, amen, I say to you, he who enters not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up another way, is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is shepherd of the sheep. To this man the gatekeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them forth. And when he has let out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. But a stranger they will not follow, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers. This parable Jesus spike to them, but they did not understand what He was saying to them. Again, therefore, Jesus said to them, Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All whoever have come are thieves and robbers; but the sheep have not heard them. I am the door. If anyone enter by Me he shall be safe, and shall go in and out, and shall find pastures. The thief comes only to steal, and slay, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.

John 10: 1-10

Tiny Princess Pic and Targeted Prayer Request for Her Parents – SLEEP

Yes, that’s a Rosary Mr. Bear is holding….

Alas, Mr. Bear, while pious and soft, cannot take a shift staying up and watching over Tiny Princess, who needs constant monitoring for both respiration and seizures.  Only SuperNerd and SuperMommy can do that.  As a result, both SuperNerd and SuperMommy are seriously lacking in what almost all of us take for granted – regular, deep sleep every night.  To go without deep sleep for extended periods of time results in a cumulative overall reduction in health, loss of wakeful sharpness, and also a reduction in immune system vigor. Both of our friends are struggling with low-grade ear-nose-throat ailments that are proving tough to shake, almost certainly due to fatigue.

If you would, in your charity, offer targeted prayers for both SuperNerd and SuperMommy to both be able, somehow, to get more sleep in an absolute sense, and that whatever sleep they do get be HIGH QUALITY sleep that yields maximum refreshment and benefit.

St. Joseph is the go-to saint for this situation, having been given earthly custody of not just a living saint (as Tiny Princess is), but of God Incarnate Himself.  St. Joseph pulled an all-nighter or two watching over the Infant Jesus while the Blessed Virgin rested, to be sure.

St. Joseph, pray for us!

God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us!

Gut Check Time: It Isn’t A Wedding Because She Is Already Married To Someone Else

This whole Prince Harry – Rachel Engelson scandal today is going to cause a LOT of masks to fall.

So here we all are, living through this nightmare of the infiltration of the Church, and the open replacing of the institutional Church with the ascendant Antichurch, with the tip of the spear in all of it being MARRIAGE, specifically the indissolubility of Marriage.

“Meghan Markle” is actually Mrs. Trevor Engelson.

Prince Harry is going to ape the Sacrament of Marriage today – a grave mortal sin – by publicly pretending to marry another man’s wife – in view of the entire planet, a circumstance which certainly aggravates that already-infinite offense against God, His Church, and all of humanity.  This will happen just yards from the grave of Henry VIII, and apparently Mrs. Engelson will be walked down the aisle by Prince Charles, who is also scandalously involved in a faux-marriage to his longtime concubine, Mrs. Andrew Parker-Bowles.  The only thing that could have made this charade more deplorable is if Mrs. Engelson’s husband himself had given his own wife away.  I’ll venture a prediction: within a decade, it will become the new “woke” thing for civilly divorced husbands to “give away” their own wives at sham “second weddings”. It’s so perverse, that you know it’s inevitable.

I would encourage one and all to watch the Catholic blogosphere VERY closely, and see just how many people refer to this scandal as a “marriage” and a “wedding”.  Watch and see just how many Catholic writers and websites wish Prince Harry and Mrs. Engelson “a long and happy marriage” – when the truth is that in order to not die in mortal sin, they must both repent of this wicked attempt at legitimizing concubinage, and acknowledge the invalidity of their scandalous sham “marriage” before they die.  As in, they would have to separate. By going through with this terrible sin, they are only making it more difficult on themselves to extract themselves from it. 

It is gutcheck time, folks.  Do we REALLY believe?  Or are we willing to roll our eyes and shrug our shoulders when pretty, rich people commit sins?  It’s okay, as long as her dress is beautiful, and he looks dashing.  Come on, the entire planet near-unanimously agrees that this is a wedding, and that they are married.  Grow up and deal with it…. 

Has a familiar ring to it, doesn’t it?

If you actually believe in Our Lord’s crystal clear words in the Gospels, if you actually hold the Catholic Faith whole and entire, I would encourage you to NOT fall into the trap of this non-wedding.  When you see it referred to as anything except what it is, an aping of the Sacrament of Marriage and a terrible sin from top to bottom, call it out.  Leave comments in comboxes, when possible. And make careful note of whom betrays God and His Church by referring to it as a “wedding”, or to Harry and Engelson as a “married couple”.

Finally, in charity, pray for these people.  Their souls are in such peril, and they are so far removed from the One True Church, totally surrounded by enemies of their eternal souls (including the Queen herself, who despite claims of being a “devout Christian”, has enthusiastically signed off on this, as she did Prince Charles’ sham marriage to his married concubine), and they are and will be under massive institutional pressure to NEVER repent and enter into Christ’s Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Engelson at their wedding reception in Jamaica.

 

Pentecost Novena: Ninth Day – The Fruits of the Holy Ghost

(The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian.)

NINTH DAY (Vigil of Pentecost)

Thou, on those who evermore Thee confess and Thee Adore, in Thy sevenfold gift, Descend; Give Them Comfort when they die; Give them Life with Thee on high; Give them joys which never end. Amen

The Fruits of the Holy Spirit

The gifts of the Holy Spirit perfect the supernatural virtues by enabling us to practice them with greater docility to divine inspiration. As we grow in the knowledge and love of God under the direction of the Holy Spirit, our service becomes more sincere and generous, the practice of virtue more perfect. Such acts of virtue leave the heart filled with joy and consolation and are known as Fruits of the Holy Spirit. These Fruits in turn render the practice of virtue more attractive and become a powerful incentive for still greater efforts in the service of God, to serve Whom is to reign.

Prayer

Come, O Divine Spirit, fill my heart with Thy heavenly fruits, Thy charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, faith, mildness, and temperance, that I may never weary in the service of God, but by continued faithful submission to Thy inspiration may merit to be united eternally with Thee in the love of the Father and the Son. Amen.

Our Father ONCE.

Hail Mary ONCE.

Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES.

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light, and listen to Your voice, and follow Your gracious inspirations. I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You, by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds, and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. Give me grace O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and everywhere, “Speak Lord for Your servant heareth.” Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena

O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, and the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord with the sign of Your true disciples, and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.

Pentecost, Joseph Mildorfer, circa ARSH 1750

We Are All the More Blameworthy, Because So Little Would Be Needed On Our Part…

“To recoil before an enemy, or to keep silence when from all sides such clamors are raised against truth, is the part of a man either devoid of character or who entertains doubt as to the truth of what he professes to believe.

In both cases such mode of behaving is base and is insulting to God, and both are incompatible with the salvation of mankind.

This kind of conduct is profitable only to the enemies of the faith, for nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good.

Moreover, want of vigor on the part of Christians is so much the more blameworthy, as not seldom little would be needed on their part to bring to naught false charges and refute erroneous opinions, and by always exerting themselves more strenuously they might reckon upon being successful.

After all, no one can be prevented from putting forth that strength of soul which is the characteristic of true Christians, and very frequently by such display of courage our enemies lose heart and their designs are thwarted.

Christians are, moreover, born for combat, whereof the greater the vehemence, the more assured, God aiding, the triumph: “Have confidence; I have overcome the world.”

Nor is there any ground for alleging that Jesus Christ, the Guardian and Champion of the Church, needs not in any manner the help of men. Power certainly is not wanting to Him, but in His loving kindness He would assign to us a share in obtaining and applying the fruits of salvation procured through His grace.

SAPIENTIAE CHRISTIANAE
Pope Leo XIII
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Folks, anyone who tells your that we should not proactively fight the evil in the Church and the world because it would be “too human” and thus deprive God of a chance to intervene supernaturally is basically preaching Calvinistic double predestination heresy, and should be ignored.

God delays in intervening supernaturally precisely so that we may STAND UP FOR HIM, so that we may, in a certain sense, “come to His aid”, thus giving us the chance to be truly happy in this world – the true happiness that comes only from doing the right thing.

He’s waiting.  He has been waiting for all of our lives.  How much longer He will wait, none of us knows.  But at some point, the chance will pass, and when it is gone, it will be gone forever.

Pentecost Novena: Day Eight – The Gift of Wisdom

(The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian.)

EIGHTH DAY (Friday Before Pentecost)

Bend the stubborn heart and will, melt the frozen warm the chill. Guide the steps that go astray!

The Gift of Wisdom

Embodying all the other gifts, as charity embraces all the other virtues, Wisdom is the most perfect of the gifts. Of wisdom it is written “all good things came to me with her, and innumerable riches through her hands.” It is the gift of Wisdom that strengthens our faith, fortifies hope, perfects charity, and promotes the practice of virtue in the highest degree. Wisdom enlightens the mind to discern and relish things divine, in the appreciation of which earthly joys lose their savor, whilst the Cross of Christ yields a divine sweetness according to the words of the Savior: “Take up thy cross and follow Me, for My yoke is sweet and My burden light.”

Prayer

Come, O Spirit of Wisdom, and reveal to my soul the mysteries of heavenly things, their exceeding greatness, power and beauty. Teach me to love them above and beyond all the passing joys and satisfactions of earth. Help me to attain them and possess them for ever. Amen.

Our Father ONCE.

Hail Mary ONCE.

Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES.

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses I offer myself, soul and body to You, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Your purity, the unerring keenness of Your justice, and the might of Your love. You are the Strength and Light of my soul. In You I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve You by unfaithfulness to grace and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against You. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Your light, and listen to Your voice, and follow Your gracious inspirations. I cling to You and give myself to You and ask You, by Your compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds, and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore You, Adorable Spirit, Helper of my infirmity, to keep me in Your grace that I may never sin against You. Give me grace O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son to say to You always and everywhere, “Speak Lord for Your servant heareth.” Amen.

PRAYER FOR THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
To be recited daily during the Novena

O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish Your work in the souls of Your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me that He may perfect in my soul the work of Your grace and Your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of Your divine truth, the Spirit of Counsel that I may ever choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross with You and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, and the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord with the sign of Your true disciples, and animate me in all things with Your Spirit. Amen.

TOLDYA: All Sodomites – Including Lesbians – Are A Clear and Present Danger To Children

I’ve said it for years now, and I’ll keep saying it.  ALL sex perverts, by definition, are a clear and present danger to children.  INCLUDING FEMALE SEX PERVERTS.  We all tend to focus on male sodomites when it comes to the sexual abuse of children, which is meet and just, but I think there is an assumption out there that “dykes are harmless”.  No, dykes AREN’T harmless. I would say at this point, “Just ask Whitney Houston,” but I can’t, because Whitney Houston killed herself with hard drugs years ago.

Because lesbians are Diabolical Narcissists (remember, Diabolical Narcissism – the voluntary self-purgation of love, or charity, from the soul – is the overarching pathology under which all species of sexual perversion are subsets), they are VAMPIRIC PREDATORS, motivated by SPITE to drag other people down into hell with them.

It is now well-known that Whitney Houston was not only a hard-drug addict, but that she was also a lesbian.  This was an open secret (we will be discussing the phenomenon and dynamic of the open secret in depth soon) in Hollywood, as Houston carried on publicly with her “personal assistant” Robyn Crawford for years.

It is now being revealed that, sure enough, Whitney Houston was sexually abused as a girl by her lesbian cousin, Dee Dee Warwick.  This revelation is part of a documentary film that is debuting at the Cannes Film Festival, and is making mainstream headlines.

What is both fascinating and infuriating to watch is the “tip-toeing through the tulips” of the mainstream, trying to have their cake and eat it too, by exposing and pointing to the woman-on-girl pedophilia, but at the same time refusing to admit that sexual perversion is a PATHOLOGY (much less a sin!) with clear CAUSES.  Their argument basically is that Whitney Houston became a hard-drug addicted uber trainwreck who ended up dead in a hotel bathtub because of abuse (maybe), but she was TOTALLY born a lesbian/bisexual! And one has nothing to do with the other, and don’t you DARE suggest otherwise!

I am reminded of another tragic case like this in the “celebrity” world: Chastity Bono.  The daughter of Sonny and Cher, Chastity Bono, was raped and abused as a young girl by her female nanny, in whose lap her degenerate mother dumped her while Cher was out playing the harlot and God-knows-what-else in the 1970s.  Fast-forward, and Chastity Bono declares herself a lesbian, and then, because the DN pathology is a downward spiral with no end except eternal damnation itself, the lesbianism wasn’t enough, so Chastity Bono declared herself a “man” and proceeded to mutilate her body accordingly.  And the “doctors” were absolutely DELIGHTED to sign off on this, and cut the woman to shreds.  $$$$$$$$$

Diabolical Narcissists, of both sexes, target CHILDREN in particular because of spite.  Remember what the Diabolical Narcissist’s emotional palette consists of: Anger, Hatred, Jealousy (Envy), and Fear. They HATE and ENVY purity.  The HATE and ENVY normalcy. The HATE and ENVY innocence.  They HATE and ENVY happiness.  Do you see why children are always in their sights?  Do you see what the root of the VAMPIRISM is?

Because ALL human beings are born “normal” in the psycho-sexual sense, and because children are, by definition, pure, innocent and happy, they are the ultimate target for DNs, precisely because DNs are animated by SPITE.

“If I can’t be happy, if I can’t be normal, then neither will they!” 

The happier, more normal, and – this is the big one – the more PURE (especially sexually) a person is, the more they will be held in contempt, and despised by sodomites.  This is why sodomites seek out and associate only with trainwrecks and moral degenerates, and will drive out happy, normal people.  Folks: hear me well. If the sodomites don’t hate you, then you need to examine your conscience.

Let this also inform us as to why Antipope Bergoglio absolutely DESPISES people who display genuine Catholic piety.  Especially cloistered, contemplative orders.  The greater the genuine sanctity, the greater the contempt, hatred and spite this will generate from the DN sex perverts. EVERY. TIME.

And blood connections, even the very closest, such as parent-child, full sibling, and CERTAINLY blood uncle/aunt or cousin, will NOT stop a DN from sexually abusing a child.

How many children have been sexually abused and ultimately driven into hell by sodomite family members, of which the family KNEW that the abuser was a sodomite (of either sex), and told themselves, “Oh, he (or she) would NEVER touch MY kids….” It is countless at this point.

This is why I cry:

ALL SEX PERVERTS, BOTH MALE AND FEMALE, ARE A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO ALL CHILDREN, INCLUDING CLOSE BLOOD RELATIVES.

I hope this helps.