Happy Feast Day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Happy Feast Day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary!
I had hoped to complete and post an essay here today with some rather challenging theological reflections on the birth of Our Savior’s Mother and its very practical geopolitical relevance to the chastisement Almighty God has been applying to America, as He mercifully acts to awaken our land to its unpaid debt to Our Lady.
But my time has been completely occupied in recent weeks helping various individuals and families — supporters, customers, and others who’ve just contacted me out of the blue — by striving to assist them with some extremely troubling marital, parental, and other family crises. This has prevented me from completing the essay.
I hope, God willing, to post the essay this weekend, along with some important news and an offer of a free course on the theology of Mary, as well as free courses on any book of the Bible you might wish to study with me. (These courses are among the many projects I’ve been assiduously working on over the summer, and, thanks be to God, they are now finally completed and available for you.)
Let us remember in our daily rosaries and other prayers the people of Texas still on the long and difficult path of recovery from Hurricane Harvey, as well as the people of Florida currently under threat from Hurricane Irma and those in the Caribbean already devastated by this storm (not to mention Hurricanes Jose and Katia, also on the way), and also the people of Mexico suffering from the enormous earthquake which has hit them.
There is, as always, a reason for these painful disasters and a spiritual solution to the conditions that have brought them upon us — a way to repent of our national sins and seek the covenant protection of the Triune God.
But the price, alas, seems — to all but the most spiritually committed — a price the vast majority of misguided souls are stubbornly unwilling to pay. And so the chastisement will continue.
It remains the duty of faithful Catholics to reach out with compassion to the suffering. But an indispensable aspect of that compassion is our grave obligation — armed with a knowledgeable grasp of the particulars of America’s history as well as a competently Catholic grasp of the details of covenant theology — to clearly and convincingly articulate to our fellow Americans exactly why America is undergoing what it is.
To help educate and equip Catholics to do just that, remains my privilege and my passion, undiminished by the discouraging fewness of those who share that vision and the conviction that this task is absolutely essential to our survival and to our salvation.
Our Lady, Empress of the Americas, pray for us!
Your servant in Christ our King,