God's Love for the Shepherd

          Only a handful of people realized what was happening at Midnight on December 25 when Our Lady gave birth to the fruit of her Virginal and Immaculate womb, the God-Man Who was to redeem us by shedding every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday.

          In addition to Our Lady and Saint Joseph, both of whom had spent much time in prayerful preparation for the miraculous Birth of their own Divine Redeemer, angels announced the news of "peace to men of good will" to the rugged shepherds who were tending the fields nearby. Nothing is an accident with God. The shepherds were chosen to receive the glad tidings of the Birth of the Saviour because He was to proclaim Himself the Good Shepherd Who had come to shepherd His flock safely home through the Church that He would create upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope.

          How noteworthy it is that Our Lady, who was made homage by the shepherds shortly after she had given Birth to the Christ-Child, chose to appear to a shepherdess in Lourdes, Saint Bernadette Soubirous, and to the sheep herding children in Fatima. Our Lady is very near to those who look after sheep, mindful that the first from the outside world who adored her Divine Son and paid honor to her were shepherds.

          May we, this Christmas Day 2007, pray for our shepherds on earth, those true bishops and priests who make no concessions to conciliarism whatsoever and who seek to teach the Faith in all of its purity while offering the Immemorial Mass of Tradition that is the unbloody re-presentation of Our Blesed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's one Sacrifice to the Father in Spirit and in Truth.

          May we, the sheep of the true Sheepfold, ask Our Lady to protect the true shepherds of her Divine Son and as they attempt to pasture us to realize the very reason for which He was born in Bethlehem: to behold the glory of the Beatific Vision of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost for all eternity in Heaven.

          Since it's Christmas, allow me to offer just a little "stocking stuffer" to one and all. I will be launching video lectures for subscribers, commencing sometime in January, along with new articles at with more challenges ahead in 2008. So when you visit the site, you might want to bring more stockings, but be sure to ask our Blessed Lord for the graces to open your hearts and minds to the infrangible truth of our Catholic Faith with no concessions to conciliarism.

          Finally, there are few better presents we can give Our Lady and her Divine Son, and ourselves and others, than offering daily as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit. On behalf of my wife Sharon and our beloved daughter Lucy, a blessed Christmas Day, Octave and Season to the readers of The Daily Catholic!


      December 25, 2007
      vol 18, no. 359