September 8 – The Davidic ancestry of Mary – Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
Liturgical Notes on the Nativity of the Virgin Mary – On Novus Motus Liturgicus
Marian Metaphysics of Fr. Peter Fehlner – Conference Via You Tube
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third child | The Royal Family
Preferential Options And Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites – On The American TFP
Blessed Karl, Emperor of Austria – Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
Considerations About Blessed Karl of Austria For Our Days – The American TFP
Capitalism, Families and Fathers – On Ethika Politika
Fatherhood – “For I Have Heard The Call Of The Falconer “
An Explanation for the Bewildered – Crisis Magazine
Demographic Collapse Breeding Rise of Robots in Japan
Shrinking labor pool tied to rampant contraception, abortion
Argentinian Bishop Confirms Traditional Teaching on Divorce and Communion – OnePeterFive
What Catholics Lost When They Started Tearing Down Their Great Altars
From the book of Genesis 3:9-20
The Lord God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in the garden; but I was afraid, because I was naked, so I hid myself. “Then he asked, “Who told you that you were naked? You have eaten, then, from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!” The man replied, “The woman whom you put here with me–she gave me fruit from the tree, so I ate it.”
The Lord God then asked the woman, “Why did you do such a thing?” The woman answered, “The serpent tricked me into it, so I ate it.” Then the Lord God said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, you shall be banned from all the animals and from all the wild creatures; On your belly shall you crawl, and dirt shall you eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; He will strike at your head, while you strike at his heel.” To the woman he said: “I will intensify the pangs of your childbearing; in pain shall you bring forth children. Yet your urge shall be for your husband, and he shall be your master.”
To the man he said: “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat, “Cursed be the ground because of you! In toil shall you eat its yield
all the days of your life. Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to you, as you eat of the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face shall you get bread to eat, Until you return to the ground, from which you were taken;
For you are dirt, and to dirt you shall return.” The man called his wife Eve, because she became the mother of all the living.
From a discourse by Saint Andrew of Crete, bishop
The fulfillment of the law is Christ himself, who does not so much lead us away from the letter as lift us up to its spirit. For the law’s consummation was this, that the very lawgiver accomplished his work and changed letter into spirit, summing everything up in himself and, though subject to the law, living by grace. He subordinated the law, yet harmoniously united grace with it, not confusing the distinctive characteristics of the one with the other, but effecting the transition in a way most fitting for God. He changed whatever was burdensome, servile and oppressive into what is light and liberating, so that we should be enslaved no longer under the elemental spirits of the world, as the Apostle says, nor held fast as bondservants under the letter of the law.
This is the highest, all-embracing benefit that Christ has bestowed on us. This is the revelation of the mystery, this is the emptying out of the divine nature, the union of God and man, and the deification of the manhood that was assumed. This radiant and manifest coming of God to men most certainly needed a joyful prelude to introduce the great gift of salvation to us. The present festival, the birth of the Mother of God, is the prelude, while the final act is the fore-ordained union of the Word with flesh. Today the Virgin is born, tended and formed and prepared for her role as Mother of God, who is the universal King of the ages.
Justly, then, do we celebrate this mystery since it signifies for us a double grace. We are led toward the truth, and we are led away from our condition of slavery to the letter of the law. How can this be? Darkness yields before the coming of the light, and grace exchanges legalism for freedom. But midway between the two stands today’s mystery, at the frontier where types and symbols give way to reality, and the old is replaced by the new.
Therefore, let all creation sing and dance and unite to make worthy contribution to the celebration of this day. Let there be one common festival for saints in heaven and men on earth. Let everything, mundane things and those above, join in festive celebration. Today this created world is raised to the dignity of a holy place for him who made all things. The creature is newly prepared to be a divine dwelling place for the Creator.
St. Anne, Our Lady and the Infant Jesus. Statue in Triana, Seville, Spain.