There is as little “new” to write about the farce of American electoral politics as there is about the fact that conciliarism is a false religion. Everything that needs to be said has been said a thousand times or more. This is why it is increasingly difficult for me to write on themes that I have beaten to death.
Now, as longtime readers of this site should know by now, I do not write in sound bites. This commentary is not going to give a whole lot of attention to the minutiae of “did you hear the latest about Hillary’s e-mails” or whatever spur-of-the moment statement has been made the wholly owned subsidiary of Talmudism, Donald John Trump.
In A Thumbnail: All You Need to Know About Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton and Donald John Trump
After all, ladies and gentlemen, all you need to know about Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is that she, a serial liar and second-in-command of a veritable family crime family, supports each of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance. That’s it, period.
Similarly, all you need to know about Donald John Trump is that he arranged for a practicing sodomite, Peter Thiel, to speak at the Republican National Convention, in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday, July 21, 2016, and that he was delighted that the delegates in attendance applauded when he made reference to:
“49 wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by an Islamic terrorist. This time, the terrorist targeted LGBTQ community – no good and we're going to stop it.
As your President, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology – beleive me.”
And as a Republican, it is so nice to hear you cheering for what I just said. Thank you. (Donald John Trump Acceptance Address, Republican National Convention, Cleveland, Ohio July 21, 2016.)
By the way, Donald John Trump made no reference in that acceptance address to the daily slaughter of the innocent preborn by chemical and surgical means. He celebrated perversity and ignored willful murder.
Oh, just another thing about Mr. Trump, anyone whose handpicked aides, most of whom are Talmudic, can make the following statement about his third “wife’s” indecent photographs from twenty years ago that were displayed by the New York Post for all the world to see on Sunday, July 31, 2016, the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, is as bereft of any concept of what is offensive to God and thus injurious to souls and to the entirety of the common temporal as is Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton:
In a reaction to the photos published in the Sunday edition, Donald Trump told the newspaper that, “Melania was one of the most successful models and she did many photo shoots, including for covers and major magazines. This was a picture taken for a European magazine prior to my knowing Melania. In Europe, pictures like this are very fashionable and common.”
And on Monday, the Trump campaign’s senior communications advisor Jason Miller told CNN’s Reliable Sources, “They’re a celebration of the human body as art. Nothing to be embarrassed about with the photos. She’s a beautiful woman.” (Jason Miller on Melania Trump's Pornographic Photographs.)
Mind you, it is bad enough that the New York Post, which is owned by the non-Catholic “papal” knight, Rupert Murdoch, who is a Freemason, actually purchased the photographs and published them, both online and in its print editions, thereby exposing countless numbers of children who have never seen such things to this pornography while leading many adults into thoughts of impurity. What is worse is the fact that the Talmudist named Jason Miller (see the following post for a list of the Talmudists with whom Donald John Trump surrounds himself, including, of course, his daughter Ivanka, and his son Eric’s wife, Lara Yunaska: Who Controls Donald Trump?)
Well, what is really worse is the fact that many Catholics, scared to death of the naturalist ogre du jour from the false opposite of the naturalist “left,” Madame Defarge, have accepted Trump’s support of the “LGBTQ” (the “q,” I found out recently, stands for “questioning, that is, as in questioning all concept of objective morality) and the Trump campaign’s defense of Melania Trump’s pornographic photographs as a “celebration of the human body.” Go tell that to Saint Maria Goretti or to Saint Philomena, who sacrificed her life rather than submit to an adulterous and bigamous “marriage” to Dioceltian, an older man who lusted after a thirteen year-old girl.
Putting Aside Catholicism for Naturalism and Its Lies
Sure, many Catholics would have us put all of that aside to think that Donald John Trump is going to hold back the gates of Hell in a country where the sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance are promoted under the cover of the civil law and heralded in the name of “freedom of conscience” while celebrated extravagantly all throughout what is called “popular culture.” Gotta beat Hillary, ya know. Thus it is that Catholics are willingly throwing the following admonition of Silvio Cardinal Antoniano out the window as we must live in the so-called “real world”:
The more closely the temporal power of a nation aligns itself with the spiritual, and the more it fosters and promotes the latter, by so much the more it contributes to the conservation of the commonwealth. For it is the aim of the ecclesiastical authority by the use of spiritual means, to form good Christians in accordance with its own particular end and object; and in doing this it helps at the same time to form good citizens, and prepares them to meet their obligations as members of a civil society. This follows of necessity because in the City of God, the Holy Roman Catholic Church, a good citizen and an upright man are absolutely one and the same thing. How grave therefore is the error of those who separate things so closely united, and who think that they can produce good citizens by ways and methods other than those which make for the formation of good Christians. For, let human prudence say what it likes and reason as it pleases, it is impossible to produce true temporal peace and tranquillity by things repugnant or opposed to the peace and happiness of eternity. (Silvio Cardinal Antoniano, quoted by Pope Pius XI in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929.)
Moreover, Pope Saint Pius X reminded Catholics that they can never just "put aside" their Holy Faith to think, speak or act as naturalists:
3. These are fundamental principles: No matter what the Christian does, even in the realm of temporal goods, he cannot ignore the supernatural good. Rather, according to the dictates of Christian philosophy, he must order all things to the ultimate end, namely, the Highest Good. All his actions, insofar as they are morally either good or bad (that is to say, whether they agree or disagree with the natural and divine law), are subject to the judgment and judicial office of the Church. (Pope Saint Pius X, Singulari Quadam, September 24, 1912.)
There is never a time, no matter the urgency, that requires a Catholic to think as a natualist and to act as though the greatest evil in the world is Mortal Sin and for a person to die in its wretched stench. Catholicism is the only and only foundation of personal and social order. Why, please tell me why, this is so difficult to understand?
No, Venerable Brethren, We must repeat with the utmost energy in these times of social and intellectual anarchy when everyone takes it upon himself to teach as a teacher and lawmaker - the City cannot be built otherwise than as God has built it; society cannot be setup unless the Church lays the foundations and supervises the work; no, civilization is not something yet to be found, nor is the New City to be built on hazy notions; it has been in existence and still is: it is Christian civilization, it is the Catholic City. It has only to be set up and restored continually against the unremitting attacks of insane dreamers, rebels and miscreants. Omnia instaurare in Christo.
Here we have, founded by Catholics, an inter-denominational association that is to work for the reform of civilization, an undertaking which is above all religious in character; for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact. The new Sillonists cannot pretend that they are merely working on “the ground of practical realities” where differences of belief do not matter. Their leader is so conscious of the influence which the convictions of the mind have upon the result of the action, that he invites them, whatever religion they may belong to, “to provide on the ground of practical realities, the proof of the excellence of their personal convictions.” And with good reason: indeed, all practical results reflect the nature of one’s religious convictions, just as the limbs of a man down to his finger-tips, owe their very shape to the principle of life that dwells in his body. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
Most Catholics in the United States of America were recruited by Antichrist to be his apologists precisely because of the "reconciliation" that Archbishop John Carroll and those who followed him made with the heresy of "religious liberty" as a "protection" of the life of the Catholic Church in a pluralistic society.
Most Catholics thus have been completely unaware that the very thing they exalted as a "protection" was, in truth, a trap to accustom them to think, speak and act as members of any Judeo-Masonic lodge, that is, naturalistically. And it was this very trap, which had different variations in Europe, of course, that helped to ensnare the minds of Modernists at home and abroad into becoming apologists of Judeo-Masonry in order to speak of that mythical "civilization of love" rather than to build up the Catholic City.
We are living in a time of fundamental apostasy, none of which can be issued by the Catholic Church, she who is the spotless, mystical spouse of her Divine Founder and Invisible Head, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This is not an "opinion." This is the teaching of the Catholic Church, something that Pope Leo XIII made clear in the passage from A Review of His Pontificate cited just above:
It has preached the Gospel, and has defended it at the price of Its blood, and strong in the Divine assistance and of that immortality which has been promised it, It makes no terms with error but remains faithful to the commands which it has received, to carry the doctrine of Jesus Christ to the uttermost limits of the world and to the end of time, and to protect it in its inviolable integrity. (Pope Leo XIII, A Review of His Pontificate, March 19, 1902.)
Catholicism, nothing else. All must fall apart when men are divided over First and Last Things and spread error publicly while celebrating their “right” to do so.
The world of Modernity is premised upon the lie that it is possible for men to be well-ordered in their own personal lives that they can live within the framework of well-ordered republics. To profess believe in Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ "personally" without acknowledging His Social Kingship over our nations is, to quote Louis-Edouard-François-Desiré Cardinal Pie, the Bishop of Poitiers, France, from 1849 to 1880, is to say that He is not God:
"If Jesus Christ," proclaims Msgr. Pie in a magnificent pastoral instruction, "if Jesus Christ Who is our light whereby we are drawn out of the seat of darkness and from the shadow of death, and Who has given to the world the treasure of truth and grace, if He has not enriched the world, I mean to say the social and political world itself, from the great evils which prevail in the heart of paganism, then it is to say that the work of Jesus Christ is not a divine work. Even more so: if the Gospel which would save men is incapable of procuring the actual progress of peoples, if the revealed light which is profitable to individuals is detrimental to society at large, if the scepter of Christ, sweet and beneficial to souls, and perhaps to families, is harmful and unacceptable for cities and empires; in other words, if Jesus Christ to whom the Prophets had promised and to Whom His Father had given the nations as a heritage, is not able to exercise His authority over them for it would be to their detriment and temporal disadvantage, it would have to be concluded that Jesus Christ is not God". . . .
"To say Jesus Christ is the God of individuals and of families, but not the God of peoples and of societies, is to say that He is not God. To say that Christianity is the law of individual man and is not the law of collective man, is to say that Christianity is not divine. To say that the Church is the judge of private morality, but has nothing to do with public and political morality, is to say that the Church is not divine."
In fine, Cardinal Pie insists:
"Christianity would not be divine if it were to have existence within individuals but not with regard to societies."
Fr. de St. Just asks, in conclusion:
"Could it be proven in clearer terms that social atheism conduces to individualistic atheism?". . . .
"Neither in His Person," Card, Pie said in a celebrated pastoral instruction, "nor in the exercise of His rights, can Jesus Christ be divided, dissolved, split up; in Him the distinction of natures and operations can never be separated or opposed; the divine cannot be incompatible to the human, nor the human to the divine. On the contrary, it is the peace, the drawing together, the reconciliation; it is the very character of union which has made the two things one: 'He is our peace, Who hat made both one. . .' (Eph. 2:14). This is why St. John told us: 'every spirit that dissolveth Jesus is not of God. And this is Antichrist, of whom you have heard that he cometh: and is now already in the world' (1 John 4:3; cf. also 1 John 2:18, 22; 2 John: 7). "So then, Card. Pie continues, "when I hear certain talk being spread around, certain pithy statements (i.e., 'Separation of Church and State,' for one, and the enigmatic axiom 'A free Church in a free State,' for another) prevailing from day to day, and which are being introduced into the heart of societies, the dissolvent by which the world must perish, I utter this cry of alarm: Beware the Antichrist."
Fr. de St. Just adds:
"Accordingly, the Bishop of Poitiers had always fought against THE SEPARATION OF Church and State. Moreover, he opposed all separations, that of reason and faith, of nature and grace, of natural religion and revealed religion, the separation of the philosopher and the Christian, of private man and public man. He saw in all these [separations] a resurgence of Manichean dualism and he had fought all these with, the supreme argument, the law formed by Christ. Therefore, it is in all truth, writing to [Minister of the Interior] the Count of Presigny, that he could render this testimony:
'We have nothing in common with the theorists of disunion and opposition of two orders, temporal and spiritual, natural and supernatural. We struggle, on the contrary, with all our strength against these doctrines of separation which is leading to the denial of religion itself and of revealed religion.'"
Fr. de St. Just returns at this point and introduces us to what is perhaps Msgr. Pie's strongest language, with regard to this entire subject:
"To this doctrine of the Church, which Msgr. Pie brought to the mind of the rulers of nations, the liberals would oppose acts favoring separation.
"Certain countries, Belgium and America, for example, haven't they proclaimed the separation of Church and State, and doesn't the Church enjoy a more complete liberty under such a system?"
Cardinal Pie responded firmly to this question:
'THE AMERICAN AND BELGIUM SYSTEM, this system of philosophical-political indifference, shall eternally be a bastard system" (pp. 122-124 in Fr. de St. Just's book) (Selected Writings of Selected Writings of Cardinal Pie of Poitiers, Catholic Action Resource Center, Orlando, Florida, October, 2007, pp. 21-23.)
None other than Pope Saint Pius X used the writings of Cardinal Pie of Poitiers to help him explicate Catholic Social Teaching as a bishop in Mantua, Italy, and Venice, Italy, before he did so upon his elevation to the Throne of Saint Peter on August 3, 1903:
"[St.] Pius X, giving audience in the French seminary, declared to have 'often read and re-read' the works of Cardinal Pie . . . . This veneration of [St.] Pius X for the great Bishop of Poitiers is demonstrated for us by this account found in Canon [Paul] Vigue's 'Select Pages of Cardinal Pie': "A priest from Poitiers has recalled that one day he had the honor of having been introduced into the cabinet of the Supreme Pontiff, [St.] Pius X, in the company of a religious who was also from Poitiers. 'Oh! the diocese of Poitiers," the Holy Father exclaimed, raising his hands, when he heard the name Poitiers mentioned. "I have almost the entire works of your Cardinal,' the saintly Pontiff continued, 'and, for years, there has hardly been a day that I have not read some of its pages.' (Selected Writings of Selected Writings of Cardinal Pie of Poitiers, Catholic Action Resource Center, Orlando, Florida, October, 2007, testimonial pages.)
Our true popes have warned us of the dire consequences that would befall men if they and their nations endorsed the falsehoods of “liberty of conscience” and “religious liberty”:
For how can We tolerate with equanimity that the Catholic religion, which France received in the first ages of the Church, which was confirmed in that very kingdom by the blood of so many most valiant martyrs, which by far the greatest part of the French race professes, and indeed bravely and constantly defended even among the most grave adversities and persecutions and dangers of recent years, and which, finally, that very dynasty to which the designated king belongs both professes and has defended with much zeal - that this Catholic, this most holy religion, We say, should not only not be declared to be the only one in the whole of France supported by the bulwark of the laws and by the authority of the Government, but should even, in the very restoration of the monarchy, be entirely passed over? But a much more grave, and indeed very bitter, sorrow increased in Our heart - a sorrow by which We confess that We were crushed, overwhelmed and torn in two - from the twenty-second article of the constitution in which We saw, not only that "liberty of religion and of conscience" (to use the same words found in the article) were permitted by the force of the constitution, but also that assistance and patronage were promised both to this liberty and also to the ministers of these different forms of "religion". There is certainly no need of many words, in addressing you, to make you fully recognize by how lethal a wound the Catholic religion in France is struck by this article. For when the liberty of all "religions" is indiscriminately asserted, by this very fact truth is confounded with error and the holy and immaculate Spouse of Christ, the Church, outside of which there can be no salvation, is set on a par with the sects of heretics and with Judaic perfidy itself. For when favour and patronage is promised even to the sects of heretics and their ministers, not only their persons, but also their very errors, are tolerated and fostered: a system of errors in which is contained that fatal and never sufficiently to be deplored HERESY which, as St. Augustine says (de Haeresibus, no.72), "asserts that all heretics proceed correctly and tell the truth: which is so absurd that it seems incredible to me." (Pope Pius VII, Post Tam Diuturnas, April 29, 1814, POST TAM DIUTURNAS)
"This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it. "But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error," as Augustine was wont to say.When all restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to ruin. Then truly "the bottomless pit" is open from which John saw smoke ascending which obscured the sun, and out of which locusts flew forth to devastate the earth. Thence comes transformation of minds, corruption of youths, contempt of sacred things and holy laws -- in other words, a pestilence more deadly to the state than any other. Experience shows, even from earliest times, that cities renowned for wealth, dominion, and glory perished as a result of this single evil, namely immoderate freedom of opinion, license of free speech, and desire for novelty.
Here We must include that harmful and never sufficiently denounced freedom to publish any writings whatever and disseminate them to the people, which some dare to demand and promote with so great a clamor. We are horrified to see what monstrous doctrines and prodigious errors are disseminated far and wide in countless books, pamphlets, and other writings which, though small in weight, are very great in malice. We are in tears at the abuse which proceeds from them over the face of the earth. Some are so carried away that they contentiously assert that the flock of errors arising from them is sufficiently compensated by the publication of some book which defends religion and truth. Every law condemns deliberately doing evil simply because there is some hope that good may result. Is there any sane man who would say poison ought to be distributed, sold publicly, stored, and even drunk because some antidote is available and those who use it may be snatched from death again and again? (Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832.)
"But, although we have not omitted often to proscribe and reprobate the chief errors of this kind, yet the cause of the Catholic Church, and the salvation of souls entrusted to us by God, and the welfare of human society itself, altogether demand that we again stir up your pastoral solicitude to exterminate other evil opinions, which spring forth from the said errors as from a fountain. Which false and perverse opinions are on that ground the more to be detested, because they chiefly tend to this, that that salutary influence be impeded and (even) removed, which the Catholic Church, according to the institution and command of her Divine Author, should freely exercise even to the end of the world -- not only over private individuals, but over nations, peoples, and their sovereign princes; and (tend also) to take away that mutual fellowship and concord of counsels between Church and State which has ever proved itself propitious and salutary, both for religious and civil interests.
"For you well know, venerable brethren, that at this time men are found not a few who, applying to civil society the impious and absurd principle of "naturalism," as they call it, dare to teach that "the best constitution of public society and (also) civil progress altogether require that human society be conducted and governed without regard being had to religion any more than if it did not exist; or, at least, without any distinction being made between the true religion and false ones." And, against the doctrine of Scripture, of the Church, and of the Holy Fathers, they do not hesitate to assert that "that is the best condition of civil society, in which no duty is recognized, as attached to the civil power, of restraining by enacted penalties, offenders against the Catholic religion, except so far as public peace may require." From which totally false idea of social government they do not fear to foster that erroneous opinion, most fatal in its effects on the Catholic Church and the salvation of souls, called by Our Predecessor, Gregory XVI, an "insanity," viz., that "liberty of conscience and worship is each man's personal right, which ought to be legally proclaimed and asserted in every rightly constituted society; and that a right resides in the citizens to an absolute liberty, which should be restrained by no authority whether ecclesiastical or civil, whereby they may be able openly and publicly to manifest and declare any of their ideas whatever, either by word of mouth, by the press, or in any other way." But, while they rashly affirm this, they do not think and consider that they are preaching "liberty of perdition;" and that "if human arguments are always allowed free room for discussion, there will never be wanting men who will dare to resist truth, and to trust in the flowing speech of human wisdom; whereas we know, from the very teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ, how carefully Christian faith and wisdom should avoid this most injurious babbling."
"And, since where religion has been removed from civil society, and the doctrine and authority of divine revelation repudiated, the genuine notion itself of justice and human right is darkened and lost, and the place of true justice and legitimate right is supplied by material force, thence it appears why it is that some, utterly neglecting and disregarding the surest principles of sound reason, dare to proclaim that "the people's will, manifested by what is called public opinion or in some other way, constitutes a supreme law, free from all divine and human control; and that in the political order accomplished facts, from the very circumstance that they are accomplished, have the force of right." But who, does not see and clearly perceive that human society, when set loose from the bonds of religion and true justice, can have, in truth, no other end than the purpose of obtaining and amassing wealth, and that (society under such circumstances) follows no other law in its actions, except the unchastened desire of ministering to its own pleasure and interests?" (Pope Pius IX, Quanta Cura, December 8, 1864.)
The only world that really matters is eternity. Social order, no less than national security, can never be established while a nation’s citizens wallow in lives in unrepentant sins, which are protected and promoted both here and abroad by the civil government.
The Fact That Madame Defarge Is So Bad Does Not Make Donald John Trump Good
Let it be stipulated, of course, that Hillary Rodham Diane Clinton is a narcissistic, power-hungry felon who has proven herself to be reckless with national security secrets and with the lives of American military and intelligence personnel. She will continue Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro’s “transformational” policies of creating a Eurosocialist state, replete with an influx of illegal immigrants from all over the world that will complete the demographic suicide that this country has committed as a result of contraception and abortion. She will also appoint the most radical, “leftist” legal positivists that the Federal judiciary has ever known, although she will do so with the full support of United States Senator Addison Mitchel McConnell (R-Kentucky and most other members of the Senate’s Republican caucus. Madame Clinton will further bankrupt the United States of America while doing the bidding of her corporate donors. And this is not even to mention the fact that the “man from Hope, Arkansas,” will be back in the White House with her.
Let it be further stipulated that the members of the mainslime media are surrounding Madame Defarge with a veritable border wall of security to insulate her from all hostile questioning on such subjects as her e-mails, the true state of the national economy, her responsibility for failed foreign policies, many of which were designed to benefit donors to the Clinton Foundation, and even about the fragile state about her health that causes her to “short circuit” now and again, especially when a journalist actually tries to penetrate behind that border wall of security.
Fine. Let that all be stipulated. All well and good.
None of this—no, not one little bit of this—excuses Catholics jumping up and down on the Trump bandwagon while ignoring the fact that he is a complete secularist who has, in addition to his real estate and building businesses, made lots of money off of the vice of casino gambling and from the immodesty displayed on his “Miss Universe” contests. While it is understandable that Catholics living in “swing” states (e.g. Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, which is probably out of play because of Timothy Michael
Dolan Kaine, North Carolina, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, which is in play this year, and Indiana, which may or may not be swayed by the presence of Governor Michael Pence) believe that it is important to vote for Trump, what is entirely incomprehensible is the degree to which so many Catholics have voluntarily immersed themselves into the agitation of the moment as think and act in purely naturalistic terms. Some have gone so far as to express “hope” that Trump can be “reached,” overlooking the fact that the man has chosen to surround himself with reprobates who are committed to the advancement of Talmudism, which is the sworn enemy of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Social Reign over men and their nations.
What is particularly frightening, at least to me, is that so many Catholics, no matter where they fall along the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide at this time of apostasy and betrayal, do not see that the adversary, who prowls about the world seeking the ruin of souls, raises up villains such as Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton in order to make men such as Donald John Trump appear to be a means of having a “respite” from the gargantuan advances that have been made by statism in the past twenty-four years alone. These advances have been made even in the administration of the supposedly “pro-life” George Walker Bush, the man whose profligate spending on unjust, unnecessary, unconstitutional and immoral military interventions and on his “compassionate conservatism” at home create massive budgetary gaps and enlarged a national debt that has tripled since he left office, courtesy of his successor’s determination to finish off piecemeal statism once and for all by just governing as he pleases. Indeed, it is rather telling that the organized crime family of the naturalist “right” has only one a majority of the popular vote for the presidency in only one election in the past twenty-eight years (2004), and those results were hardly a landslide for the phony-baloney “pro-life” incumbent. When are we going to learn that the devil wins no matter which set of naturalists winds up with more votes in the quadrennial farce known as an American presidential election.
Moreover, it should be pointed out that even if Donald John Trump wins on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (something that looks unlikely at the moment, and while the polls are certainly skewed against Trump, who is being opposed by leading establishment Republicans who have long fed at the public trough and gotten rich by means of catering to lobbyists, the polls were not wrong in 2008 and 2012 when, respectively, the hapless naturalists named John Sidney McCain III and Willard Mitt Romney went down to defeat in flames), Catholics who have learned to hold their tongues about Trump’s sympathies for the “LGBTQ” community and Talmudist Jason Miller’s spirited defense of Melania Trump’s pornographic photographs will keep their tongues silent no matter a President Trump would do in office because professional agitators will organize riots and massive protests to oppose Trump at every turn. Rather than defend the truths of the Catholic Faith, including the truth about the Social Reign of Christ the King, many Catholics will seek to defend a “President” Trump against former President Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro and his professional agitator comrades. This is all a cruel trick of the devil to deceive souls and to keep them distracted from viewing the world—and absolutely everything it—through the supernatural eyes of the Holy Faith.
Indeed, this is how Antichrist maintains himself in civil power at a time he has firmly ensconced himself in the buildings and offices of the Catholic Church that are now occupied by his minions in his own entity, the counterfeit church of conciliarism, which has made its "official reconcilation" with the anti-Incarnational world of Modernity and its errors.
What About The "Lesser of Two Evils"?
Several people, some of them who are newer readers of this site, to have written to support the view that it a vote in favor of a "lesser evil" candidate is the morally "prudent" choice. This is nothing other than a subjective judgment in the practical order of things that binds the consciences of no one. Moreover, as I have attempted to demonstrate once again at length thus far in this article as I have done in so many others as well, is to illustrate that such a strategy in the practical order of things has only emboldened career politicians to feed pro-life some rhetoric now and again a few crumbs to keep them on their naturalist reservation.
Obviously, this is a matter where Catholics of good will can disagree. Those of us who reject the "lesser of two evils" argument in the context of the realities that face us today and in light of the practical consequences of decades' worth of concessions made to support supposed "lesser evils" must concede that it is permissible in some cases to accept such a situation.
Similarly, those who support the "lesser of two evils" argument must concede that that it can never be a moral necessity to do so and that there are powerful arguments against it.
Here is one of those arguments:
Discussion of the "lesser evil" brings to the fore the question of the tolerance of evil. Pope Leo writes: "But to judge aright, we must acknowledge that, the more a state is driven to tolerate evil, the further is it from perfection; and that the tolerance of evil which is dictated by political prudence should be strictly confined to the limits which its justifying cause, the public welfare, requires. Wherefore, if such tolerance would be injurious to be the public welfare, and entail greater evils on the state, it would not be lawful; for such case the motive of is wanting." (Pope Leo XIII, Libertas Praestantissimum, June 20, 1888.)
Bp. [Geraldo de Proenca] Sigaud [the Bishop of Jacarezinho, Parana, Brazil, from January 1, 1947, to December 20, 1960, and the Archbishop of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil, from December 20, 1960, to September 10, 1960] gives fair warning about how the Revolution infiltrates and permeates the Church and Christian society through the "lesser evil" tactic. "Among the many ways the Revolution permeates surreptitiously into the stronghold of the Church, the first door is called the 'lesser evil.' This tactic may be compared with the famous Trojan Horse. Catholic doctrine teaches that if we cannot avoid some evil we may choose to permit some lesser evil in order to avoid the greater evil on condition we do not directly commit evil ourselves.
"(1) The liberals think a lesser evil is a small evil that is not worth fighting against;
"(2) Very many Catholics and even priests are of the opinion that conflict harms the Church as if She were not by Her very nature militant. This is why they allow evil to occupy without combating it under the pretext of prudence, charity, and apostolic diplomacy.
"(3) THEY DO NOT REALIZE THAT EVIL--EVEN A LESSER EVIL-IS ALWAYS AN EVIL, and that is why they do not seek to limit or suppress it. They live daily with the"lesser evil" and thus they forget the greater good as something horrible. For example, the separation of Church and State and that divorce be allowed among Catholics." (Bishop Geraldo de Proenca Sigaud, as cited by Hugh Akins in Synagogue Rising.)
Another example, of course, and no bout the more grievous one, is in lending invaluable support and assistance by means of backing the "lesser evil," to the Synagogue of Satan in its total war against the Mystical Body of Christ. Some Catholics who've made a habit of voting the "lesser evil" will continue to do so until they vote into office, on the world scene, the Antichrist himself, who being wholly sanitized by the corrupt Zionist-controlled media, will be portrayed before the unsuspecting peoples of earth as the most moderate and hopeful, least radical and most compassionate, and least corrupt candidate, compared to the raving lunatics competing with him. Antichrist could just as easily be a Republican conservative, a Christian Zionist, a Masonic "anti-Communist," even a Conciliarist "Catholic" wholeheartedly endorsed by the pope in Rome. He might even present himself a "traditionalist," cheered on by the many "lesser evil" traditionalists who see-no-evil in the likes of Benedict, Bush, McCain, Santorum, Gingrich, the Talmud, Israel, Zionism or Holaucastism.
It is by this shameless compromising that evil is ever moving forward, every advancing, ever conquering. "All tepidity and every thoughtless compromise," says Pius XII, "all pusillanimity and every vacillation between good and evil...all that, and all that can be added to it. has been and is a deplorable contribution to the evil which today is shaking world." (Pope Pius XII, radio message Ancora ua quinta volta, to the world, December 24, 1943, quote in Directives to Lay Apostles.) (Hugh Akins, Synagogue Rising, Catholic Action Resource Center, 2012, pp. 694.695. Mr. Akins recommends a write-in vote for Ron Paul. Readers of this site are familiar with my critiques of him. I suggest, however, that those who are participating in the gala on November 6, 2012, to cast a write-in vote for one of the greatest champions of Christ the King alive today, Mr. Hugh Akins.)
There are, though, others apart from the crazy sedevacantist Droleskey who understand the hard realities of a political system founded on false principles and how efforts to "hold back the tide" politically by enabling the so-called "lesser of two evil" result always and invariably in the further institutionalization of evil--and silence about it--from well-meaning citizens, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, who live their lives in terrified fright of some supposed "greater evil." I simply do not know many many more times the points made in Devils Without Tails can be repeated.
No matter what you decide to do and how you decide to act, I can guarantee you this, however: the illusion of a "respite" that Catholics think would be provided by a "President" Donald John Trump will be used by the adversary the cover he loves to use to convince us that "all is well" and that our time of chastisement has come to an end. No, the chastisement will continue as God will not be mocked. He will never bless land and bestow His favor upon it when so many sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance are not only committed under cover of the civil law but celebrated in the popular culture with a shamelessness that would have made even the pagans of ancient Rome blush.
Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order. Nothing else.
It is no different now in 2016 as the devil raises up one set of naturalists who appear to be less dangerous than another set of naturalists.
To believe that this is so is to permit oneself to be drawn into a diabolical trap that requires one to “root” for a candidate who supports a variety of different evils while promising a “better day” for Americans. To believe that this is so also requires one to tolerate indecent references to anatomical features that have no place in the discourse of civilized men.
Alas, that is precisely the point that I want to make: we are not a “civilized nation.” We are a nation of barbarians obsessed with material and sensual pleasures, and it is has been this way from the very beginning. Public discourse must devolve to the point of crudity, vulgarity, obscenity and simple empty rhetoric uttered by men who do not even know that they are ignorant about First and Last Things when men live bereft of the true Faith and the supernatural helps provided only by Holy Mother Church.
Indeed, Sister Blandina Seagle, a Poor Clare sister who worked with American Indians in the Nineteenth Century, made a very cogent observation about the fact that the Federal government of the United States of America lied to the Indians to steal their land before enslaving them on reservations. Sister Blandina noted that the Jesuit Fathers, the Black Robes, had catechized the Indians long before the arrival of the Protestant "missionaries" sent by the American government, "missionaries" who took those Indians out of the true Church in exactly the same mode that American-sponsored and financed Freemasons sought overthrow the influence of Catholicism in Our Lady's country, Mexico, and that the American government did when sending in Protestant "missionaries" and Freemasons to take Catholics out of Holy Mother Church in The Philippines after the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898. Here is Sister Blandina's journal entry for September of 1873:
Then preparation for midnight Mass. The choir will render Mozart's 12th Mass; organ, harp, and first violin will accompany. Quite a change from the time of an untuned instrument and nasal singing. As you will notice, we are progressing rapidly, though Trinidad is not yet on the map.
What came to my mind just now is: “Will the frontier missionaries in the South and West, Franciscans and Jesuits, fare any better in public records than did the first missionaries who staked all to bring the knowledge of God to those who inhabited the newly discovered lands?” True, Mr. Bancroft did narrate in his History of the United States some of the hardships and heroic sacrifices made by the first Jesuits, but I have been told on excellent authority that bigots are determined to have Mr. Bancroft omit the praise given the first Indian missionaries when he issues the next edition. If he does so, I predict that he, with his history, will sink in the estimation of every honest reader of history, and the result will be a change of Bancroft's U.S. History in many of the schools now using it.
How much is there made of Lord Baltimore giving freedom of conscience to those who lived where he controlled! Yet look at the stream of articles constantly given to the public about Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrim Fathers! “Oh, Justice, where art thou!” (Sister Blandina Seagle, At The End of the Santa Fe Trail, The Brace Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1948, pp. 54-55.)
Although Lord Baltimore's "freedom of conscience" was erroneous as to give free rein to error is to let loose the forces of hell against truth, resulting in the triumph of practical atheism as the lowest common denominator in nations, Sister Blandina Seagle did understand that most of those who write American history are anti-historians who have sought to wipe out any mention of the fact that the Catholic Church was on these shores long before the hateful Pilgrims, who were Calvinists desiring a complete separation from a "Church of England" that had retained too many vestiges of Catholicism to their liking, set foot on Plymouth Rock. The devil sought to eradicate the Cross of the Divine Redeemer from the soil of what became the United States of America, and it is tragic that many Catholics yet today believe that that the Holy Cross, the very instrument of our salvation, has nothing to do with social problems, each of which has Original Sin as its remote cause and the Actual Sins of men as their proximate causes.
As Pope Pius XI noted in Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937:
We can command: it is not enough to be a member of the Church of Christ, one needs to be a living member, in spirit and in truth, i.e., living in the state of grace and in the presence of God, either in innocence or in sincere repentance. If the Apostle of the nations, the vase of election, chastised his body and brought it into subjection: lest perhaps, when he had preached to others, he himself should become a castaway (1 Cor. ix. 27), could anybody responsible for the extension of the Kingdom of God claim any other method but personal sanctification? Only thus can we show to the present generation, and to the critics of the Church that "the salt of the earth," the leaven of Christianity has not decayed, but is ready to give the men of today -- prisoners of doubt and error, victims of indifference, tired of their Faith and straying from God -- the spiritual renewal they so much need. A Christianity which keeps a grip on itself, refuses every compromise with the world, takes the commands of God and the Church seriously, preserves its love of God and of men in all its freshness, such a Christianity can be, and will be, a model and a guide to a world which is sick to death and clamors for directions, unless it be condemned to a catastrophe that would baffle the imagination.
20. Every true and lasting reform has ultimately sprung from the sanctity of men who were driven by the love of God and of men. Generous, ready to stand to attention to any call from God, yet confident in themselves because confident in their vocation, they grew to the size of beacons and reformers. On the other hand, any reformatory zeal, which instead of springing from personal purity, flashes out of passion, has produced unrest instead of light, destruction instead of construction, and more than once set up evils worse than those it was out to remedy. No doubt "the Spirit breatheth where he will" (John iii. 8): "of stones He is able to raise men to prepare the way to his designs" (Matt. iii. 9). He chooses the instruments of His will according to His own plans, not those of men. But the Founder of the Church, who breathed her into existence at Pentecost, cannot disown the foundations as He laid them. Whoever is moved by the spirit of God, spontaneously adopts both outwardly and inwardly, the true attitude toward the Church, this sacred fruit from the tree of the cross, this gift from the Spirit of God, bestowed on Pentecost day to an erratic world. (Pope Pius XI, Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937.)
The evils of our times can be fought only with the supernatural weapons at our disposal, starting with Holy Mass and Eucharistic piety, if this is at all possible in one's area of residence in this time of apostasy and betrayal, and, of course, including frequent Confession, and deep devotion to the Mother of God, especially by means of her Most Holy Rosary, as we fast and make sacrifices to separate ourselves from the word.
It was to separate herself from the world and its riches that the noble lady, Clare of Assisi, gave up her wealth and all of its entitlements to embrace Lady Poverty as preached by Saint Francis of Assisi herself. Although there will be a stand-alone reflection, based principally upon Saint Clare's own exhortations against worldliness, that will be published late this evening, suffice it for the moment to provide the Divine Office's account of her holy life of prayer, self-denial and poverty:
The noble maiden Clara was born at Assisi in Umbria, in the year 1193. In imitation of her holy fellow-citizen Francis, she distributed all her goods among the poor and needy. She fled from the din of the world, and (on the 18th day of March, 1212,) betook herself to the Church (of St Mary of the Angels) in the fields, where blessed Francis cut her hair. She stoutly resisted the efforts of her family to make her come back, and after a while Francis took her to the Church of St Damian, where the Lord gathered around her several companions. Thus she founded an holy Sisterhood, which, at the earnest entreaty of holy Francis, she governed. For two-and-forty years she directed her monastery with wonderful care and wisdom in the fear of the Lord and the full keeping of the Rule. Her own life was an instruction and teaching for the rest, whence others learnt to order their own.
What she might wax stronger in spirit by keeping the body down, she made her bed on the bare ground, sometimes with little twigs, and with hard wood for a pillow. Her dress was a gown and cloak of mean and rough cloth, and she sometimes wore hair-cloth next the skin. She bridled herself with such abstinence, that for a long time she took no bodily nourishment whatever upon three days in the week. Upon the remaining days she ate so little that the others wondered how she lived. As long as her health allowed it, she kept two Lents every year, during which she fasted upon bread and water. Moreover, she was instant in watching and prayer, wherein she chiefly spent both her days and nights. She suffered from constant illnesses, and when she could not herself rise to bodily work, she sat up with the help of the sisters, and with her back propped, worked with her hands, that she might not be idle even in the midst of her weaknesses. She was an eminent lover of poverty, from which no need ever made her swerve, and she persistently refused the possessions which were offered to the sisters by Gregory IX. for their support.
The power of her holy life shone forth in many and divers miracles. She restored the use of speech to one of the sisters in her convent for another she opened a deaf ear she healed one sick with fever, one swollen with dropsy, one troubled with an hollow oozing ulcer, and others afflicted with divers ailments. She cured a brother of the Order of Friars Minors of raging madness. Once when all the oil in the house was spent, she took the vessel and washed it, and it was found filled with oil by the goodness of God. She multiplied half a loaf till it was enough to satisfy fifty sisters. When the Saracens (attached to the army of Frederick II.) attacked Assisi, in the year 1239, and were fain to break into Clare's monastery, she being sick, caused herself to be carried to the door, and likewise the vessel in which was held the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist, and there she prayed, saying O Lord, deliver not unto beasts the souls of them that praise thee, but preserve thine handmaids whom Thou hast redeemed with thy Precious Blood. Whereupon a voice was heard which said I will always preserve you. Some of the Saracens took to flight, and others who had mounted the wall became blind, and fell down headlong. When Clare herself was at the point of death she beheld a white multitude of blessed Virgins, with one among them nobler and brighter than the rest. Having received the Holy Eucharist, and a Plenary Indulgence from Innocent IV., she resigned her soul to God upon the 12th day of August 1253. After her death she became illustrious for very many miracles, and Alexander IV. enrolled her name among those of the Holy Virgins. (The Divine Office, Feast of Saint Clare of Assisi.)
May we make this prayer of Dom Prosper Gueranger own our on this Feast of Saint Clare of Assisi as we refuse to surrender the world, which is always so agitated by sin and the needless conflict that it engenders:
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Clare of Assisi, pray for us.