One of the clearest signs of the depth of the doctrinal crisis that we face in this era of apostasy and betrayal is that it is at all necessary to restate basic Catholic truths over and over to remind Catholics in public life of their sacred duties to adhere to the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as these have been entrusted by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to Holy Mother Church for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication. Although there are some conciliar "bishops" who issue an occasional "tsk, tsk" and possibly even a "naughty, naughty," to Catholics in public life who support the nonexistent "right" of women to have the preborn children butchered under cover of civil law, there are many others who are completely silent and utter not a word of reproof to Catholics who are complicit in the daily assassination of over four thousand innocent human beings each and every day by means of surgical abortion in the United States of America alone.
Consider the fact, for example, that United States Senator Joseph Biden (D-Delaware), the subject of Lest We Forget four days ago now, has been permitted by one "bishop" of Wilmington, Delaware, after another to remain in canonical "good standing" in the counterfeit church of conciliarism despite his open and avowed support of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, January 22, 1993. A true Bishop, the late Thomas Joseph Mardaga, who served as Bishop of Wilmington from 1968 to the time of his death in 1984, and three conciliar "episcopal" successors (Robert Mulvee, Michael Saltarelli, William Malooly, who will be "installed" on September 8, 2008) have permitted Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., to be considered a "Catholic" in "good standing" in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
This is in spite of the fact that Biden has been vocal in his support for the decisions in the aforementioned Supreme Court cases, and has worked very hard to keep off of the high court nominees he believed would work to overturn the decision in the Roe and Doe cases (even though the overturning of those cases would simply throw the matter back to the state legislatures, mot of which have made sure that surgical baby-killing under cover of law would continue even if these cases are reversed by the Supreme Court of the Untied States of America).
Only those with very short memories can forget the vicious and virulent manner with which Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., then the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate, worked to demonize Judge Robert H. Bork when he had been nominated by then President Ronald Wilson Reagan on July 1, 1987, to replace the retiring Associate Justice Lewis Powell. Although Bork is a legal positivist who believes that abortion is neither prohibited nor permitted by the words of the Constitution of the United States of America, the same view that is held by Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito, the mere fact that he, Bork, was seen as a "threat" to the Roe and Bolton cases gave Biden an opportunity to prove his "bona fides" to the pro-death crowd at a time he was seeking the 1988 Democrat Party presidential nomination. And the Bork nomination gave Biden an opportunity to "rehabilitate" himself in the public eye after he was forced from seeking that presidential nomination when it had been proved that he had plagiarized substantial portions of a speech that had been given by the then leader of the Labour Party of the United Kingdom, Neil Kinnock, and that five pages of a law review article he had written as a law student at Syracuse University Law School had been plagiarized.
Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., supported the nominations of the pro-abortion Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer to the Supreme Court of the United States of America in 1993 and 1994, respectively, during the scandal-stained presidency of the plea-bargained perjurer, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, and worked against the nominations of John Roberts and Samuel Alito the Court in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Has any of this mattered to the "bishops" of Wilmington, Delaware, or to the priests of the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales with whom he has had such a close relationship over the past four and one-half decades? Not at all. Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., is considered to be a "serious, devout" Catholic who is a deep "thinker" about the issues of the day. Too bad that he believes that the civil law can bestow the "right" upon women of "choosing" to butcher Our Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ mystically in the persons of their own children in the womb. Too bad. Just too bad. Who even knows if these babies are really human, huh? Just too bad. It's only "one issue," right?
Similarly, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Mrs. Nancy Pelosi, has been enabled by one "archbishop" of San Francisco, California, after another during her career-long support of the "right" of women to slice and dice their babies, each of whom is made in the very image and likeness of the Most Blessed Trinity, in their wombs under cover of law. She supports the unconditional "right" of women to slaughter their babies and thus has voted to support the Federal funding of surgical baby-killing (as well as voting to support the funding of the chemical assassination of children under cover by means of domestic and international "family planning" programs). Has any of this mattered to "archbishops" John Quinn, William Levada or George Niederauer? Not at all. Niederauer, who presides over an ecclesiastical cesspool of support for perverse sins in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments, utters not a word in protest of Pelosi's Mortal Sins in support of abortion and has refused to take any action to bar her from the reception of what purports to be "Holy Communion" in the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service.
As usual, apostates such as Biden and Pelosi seek to play the role of demagogues when they are confronted about their support the mystical dismemberment of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the person of innocent preborn children. They beat their breast while they protest most piously that no one can dare to question their own "deeply felt" religious convictions, noting that their own "bishops" have not warned them that their immortal souls are in jeopardy because of their support for the "legalized" butchery of innocent human beings in their mothers' wombs and/or for their support of the "rights" of those engaged in unnatural vice against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments to have their sinful behaviors recognized as a legitimate means of self-identification and to have their perverse "unions" recognized by the civil law.
Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., has even had the temerity to say the following when his standing as a Catholic is challenged as a result of his support for the systematical dismemberment of innocent human beings in their mothers' wombs under cover of law:
"The next Republican that tells me I'm not religious, I'm going to shove my rosary beads down their throat." (Biden's Catholic faith offers risks, rewards.)
Well, here's a little memo to the likes of Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., and Nancy Pelosi and their conciliarist enablers, written by who is not a Republican and who does not subscribe to a single tenet of the naturalism of the false opposites of the organized crime families masquerading as political parties in the United States of America:
Condemning your support for the one of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance, willful murder, under cover of civil law is not a judgment rendered by a fellow human being about the subjective state of your soul, which is something known to God alone. Stop using emotion and demagoguery to defend yourselves as you defend the right of the civil law to promote the mystical dismemberment of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the persons of innocent preborn children in their mothers' wombs.
Innocent human life is inviolable from the first moment of conception through all subsequent stages until natural death.
No human being may undertake any action that has as its sole and immediate end the death of an innocent human being.
The truths of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as they have been entrusted to the magisterial authority of the Catholic Church for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication bind the consciences of all human beings in all places at all times in all circumstances until the end of the world.
The fact that a human being rejects these truths does not make these truths any the less valid or eternally binding. Would the law of gravity be invalidated merely because large numbers of people disbelieved in its binding force or validity?
Catholics are Baptized and Confirmed to bear a visible, tangible witness to the truths of the Holy Faith. They are called to run the risk of ostracism and ridicule and even martyrdom, no less electoral rejection, of all things, to remain faithful to each of the truths of the Holy Faith without one iota of dissent.
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ really, really meant it when He uttered the following words:
"And fear not them that kill the body, and cannot kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body as well." (Mt. 10:28)
"Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father, who is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father, who is in heaven. . . . He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for my sake, shall find it." (Mt. 10:32-33; 39)
"If the world hates you, know ye that it hated me before you. If you had been of the world, the world love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember my word, that I said to you: the servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have kept my word, they will keep yours also." (Jn. 25:19-20)
"Preach the word, be instant in season, out of season, reprove, entreat, rebuke with all patience and doctrine. For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and will turn away indeed their hearing from the truth but will be turned to fables." (2 Tim. 4:2-4)
No can say that he "loves" Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ while he promotes under cover of law the very thing that caused Him to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death, sin, and that caused Our Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart to be pierced through and through with Seven Swords of Sorrow.
While it is one thing to sin and to be sorry as we seek out the ineffable Mercy of the Divine Redeemer in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance at the hands of a sacerdos acting in persona Christi, it is quite another to persist in sin unrepentantly, worse yet to promote sin under cover of law and to protect it in every aspect of popular culture.
Sin and sinful behavior are not the proximate causes of social disorder. It is impossible to build or to maintain social order on the rotten foundation of civil laws that reaffirm people in lives of unrepentant sin and/or encourage people to commit sins.
These words, written by Silvio Cardinal Antoniano over 450 years ago, are just as relevant today as they were then:
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. (As quoted by Pope Pius XI in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929.)
The civil state thus has an obligation to help to foster conditions wherein its citizens will be better able to sanctify and save their souls as members of the Catholic Church. Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order.
Let your conciliar enablers deny these truths or "finesse" them as "matters of opinion" about which we can "disagree" legitimately, as United States Senator Robert Casey, Jr. (D-Pennsylvania), did last evening during fright night at the Pepsi Arena in Denver, Colorado. You will find out when you die that these truths bind your consciences and that you had an obligation while alive to defend them to the point of your own deaths for the honor and glory of God and for the eternal and temporal good of the souls for whom He shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross.
As noted a few days ago, Catholics in public life who support various of the evils that cry out to Heaven for vengeance are never spoken to in this way because the counterfeit church of conciliarism has made its "reconciliation" with the principles of 1787 and 1789, endorsing the diabolical thesis of the "separation of Church and State" and viewing the hideous lie of "pluralism," which is an outgrowth of the Judeo-Masonic naturalism of Americanism, as the "norm" which requires Catholics to be content in speaking in inter-denominational or non-denominational terms rather than as Catholics.
The "reconciliation" of the counterfeit church of conciliarism with the false, naturalistic, anti-Incarnational and semi-Pelagian principles of the modern civil state was anticipated by Pope Leo XIII in Custodi Di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892, and condemned in the most direct terms imaginable:
Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship with anyone suspected of belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups. Know them by their fruits and avoid them. Every familiarity should be avoided, not only with those impious libertines who openly promote the character of the sect, but also with those who hide under the mask of universal tolerance, respect for all religions, and the craving to reconcile the maxims of the Gospel with those of the revolution. These men seek to reconcile Christ and Belial, the Church of God and the state without God. (Pope Leo XIII, Custodi Di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892.)
Obviously, the fact that we have such evils as chemical and surgical baby-killing under cover of law is the result of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King wrought by the Protestant Revolt and the rise of Judeo-Masonry. We are not "resolving" these evils naturalistically or politically or constitutionally by means of inter-denominational or non-denominational policies or electoral "strategies." The one and only way to reform the world is to convert men and their nations in it to the true Faith, something that Pope Saint Pius X noted in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910:
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. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
The conciliar enablers of Catholics in public life of the agencies of organized naturalism in the United States of America (the Republican and Democrat parties) have been appointed and maintained in power by Giovanni Montini/Paul VI, Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI (see And Yet They Remain in Power). Even those conciliar "bishops" who denounce Catholics in public life who support abortion and contraception and perversity are steeped in the apostasies of conciliarism and offend God every day by their offering of the abomination known as the Novus Ordo service. These "conservative" conciliar "bishops" are thus as incapable of "conservative" Anglican "bishops" of doing anything other than issuing a "tsk, tsk" or a "naughty, naughty" as both of their false religions reject the restoration of Catholicism and the Social Reign of Christ the King as the most urgent task facing them in the civil order.
Pope Pius XI described he fraud of contemporary electoral politics quite well in Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922:
To these evils we must add the contests between political parties, many of which struggles do not originate in a real difference of opinion concerning the public good or in a laudable and disinterested search for what would best promote the common welfare, but in the desire for power and for the protection of some private interest which inevitably result in injury to the citizens as a whole. From this course there often arise robberies of what belongs rightly to the people, and even conspiracies against and attacks on the supreme authority of the state, as well as on its representatives. These political struggles also beget threats of popular action and, at times, eventuate in open rebellion and other disorders which are all the more deplorable and harmful since they come from a public to whom it has been given, in our modern democratic states, to participate in very large measure in public life and in the affairs of the government. Now, these different forms of government are not of themselves contrary to the principles of the Catholic Faith, which can easily be reconciled with any reasonable and just system of government. Such governments, however, are the most exposed to the danger of being overthrown by one faction or another. (Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922.)
We must redouble our own efforts in prayer and sacrifice and penance and fasting and mortification to plant the seeds as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for the restoration of Christendom, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit in reparation for our sins and those of the whole world:
Francisco Marto spent long hours in church to console the "good God." So must we:
With his sister Jacinta and his cousin Lucia, he had been blessed with three appearances by an Angel, and six by Our Lady.
At his third appearance, the Angel said to these three young shepherd children: "Console your God". These words impressed Francisco very deeply, and guided his whole life. He wanted to be the "Consoler of Jesus". He felt most hurt when he saw Jesus offended, and his ideal was to give Him consolation. He wanted to avoid sin, and others to avoid it, to save his Saviour sadness. He made very sacrifice he could to give consolation to Jesus. To do this he would stay along for long hours in church, or hide himself in some lonely place. Shortly before he died, he said "In haven I'm going to console Our Lord and Our Lady very much." (Holy Card of Francisco Marto.)
Anyone who thinks that he is "consoling" Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ while he remains "neutral" about or supportive of His mystical dismemberment in the persons of innocent preborn children under cover of law is an apostate who has excommunicate himself from the Catholic Church. Such a person is in need of our prayers, to be sure. However, such a person is a proximate source of social chaos, not an instrument of justice founded in the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law.
Conscious of making reparation for our own sins, which, although forgiven and thus no longer exist, are in need of our making satisfaction here in this passing, mortal vale of tears before we die, may our Rosaries each day help lift the scales from the likes of Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., and Nancy Pelosi and their conciliar enablers and hasten their return to the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true or lasting social order.
Vivat Christus Rex!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
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 Joseph Calasinctus, pray for us.
Little Saint Hugh of Lincoln, pray for us.