15 January 2022

One of the reasons that Zechariah was struck dumb and Elisabeth in her old age became pregnant was so that a young cousin of Elizabeth would see that the word of God will be fulfilled. There are a series of women who have been used to redeem Israel by becoming mothers when they had given up on ever bearing a child.

Such women often sang of salvation. They knew that each child is a gift from God. When you have yearned for a child, and given up: then any child is precious.

For us men: Hannah grieved about not bearing her husband a child. It mattered not a whit that her husband loved her — in his word more than any other women. The ancient women of Israel knew that their children were the future, and if they had no children, they could not see a future. They knew that war, accidents, beasts famine and illness could remove from a women all their children.

And they knew that they needed help to survive, particularly when pregnant or nursing, for they could not work as hard or as long as a man in either the fields or the shield line. These women had more courage. They had more faith: Mary above all.

1 Samuel 2:1-10

And Hannah prayed, and said: My heart exulteth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation. 2 There is none holy as the LORD; for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. 3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. 4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength. 5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry have ceased: yea, the barren hath borne seven; and she that hath many children languisheth. 6 The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. 7 The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, he also lifteth up. 8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, he lifteth up the needy from the dunghill, to make them sit with princes, and inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, and he hath set the world upon them. 9 He will keep the feet of his holy ones, but the wicked shall be put to silence in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail. 10 They that strive with the LORD shall be broken to pieces; against them shall he thunder in heaven: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.

Revised Version

Luke 1:26-38

26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee. 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this might be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34 And Mary said unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee: wherefore also that which is to be born shall be called holy, the Son of God. 36 And behold, Elisabeth thy kinswoman, she also hath conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her that was called barren. 37 For no word from God shall be void of power. 38 And Mary said, Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Revised Version.

There is a lot of speculation about Mary, her state, her purity, to the doctrine of nor merely immaculate conception (come on. God invented sex. We have artificial insemination — my old man used it for decades when breeding lines of cattle — and we can conceive a child in a test tube. Do you think that God can’t do these things?) but an immaculate life. This is an error, for otherwise Mary would have been our salvation. Our salvation is in Christ. Mary herself raised Christ, despising the shame and rumours, as did Joseph. They made a family. We know that Christ had brothers. The family was necessary, because children need protection from those who predate on them: from Herod to the current move to abort and euthanize the inconvenient. However, let’s turn to one of those people you don’t hear of much any more. The woman is Filipino, Catholic, and pissed.

My time is short, but know this: The same evil rationale for covering up clerical sex abuse, covering the cover-up of clerical sex abuse is the same evil rationale behind profiting off open borders and national suicide, and it is the same evil rationale for pushing experimental pharmaceutical jabs inextricably conceived with the cells of murdered unborn babies to quell, control, track and trace the world’s population.

Pandemic profiteers are false saviors in a soul-destroying industry that relies on rigged clinical trials, sabotage of informed consent, silencing of the vaccine-injured, persecution of devoutly pro-life parents and workers whose pleas for support as they face losing their jobs and livelihoods are being spurned by junk-science promoting priests and bishops, and blanket protection from corporate liability in the name of the “common good.”

In the face of such godlessness and ruin, our faith must be stronger than our fear. We must be engaged in all-out spiritual warfare — fully immunized against the real deadly viruses of moral relativism, cultural Marxism and globohomogenized capitalism. Church Militants, not Church Milquetoasts, are required for such a time as this.

Michelle Malkin.

Women are, thank God, not men. Their role is essential. Without them there is no home, no family, and a foreshortened future. This world wants them effete.

Christ wants them feminine, and rejoicing. For those who choose the hard work of raising children, and have the courage to pray and remain faithful to God when the fashion is to enrol as a debased priestess of Astarte (the damage the hellmouth does to those who act in their little movies is never mentioned) will find that at the end of this time it is they who will be with Hannah and Mary. Praising God.