Biden and Friends Despoil, Profane, and Mock Maundy Thursday AND Easter Sunday

The saga of Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.’s., proclamation of Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024, as “transgender visibility day” continues to unfold in ways that would have never occurred to the Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) when he wrote Alice in Wonderland. Biden claimed on Easter Monday, April 1, 2024, that he did not “do that” when asked about the official White House proclamation that was issued in his name on Good Friday, March 1, 2024:

President Biden said Monday that he "didn't do that" when asked about his official White House proclamation declaring March 31, the same day as Easter this year, as Transgender Day Of Visibility.

In an exchange with reporters at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Biden declined responsibility for the proclamation when asked about House Speaker Mike Johnson's, R-La., criticism of the action. Over the weekend, Johnson wrote in a post on X, formerly Twitter, that the White House "betrayed the central tenet of Easter," adding that the proclamation was "outrageous and abhorrent."

"He’s thoroughly uninformed," Biden remarked when asked about Johnson's comments. "I didn’t do that."

"President Biden is right. He did nothing in conflict with the ‘tenets’ of Easter, which he celebrated yesterday. Nor did he choose the date of March 31 for Transgender Day of Visibility, which has been set since 2009," White House spokesperson Andrew Bates said in an email.

In addition to the Transgender Day of Visibility proclamation, the White House simultaneously issued a flurry of other proclamations, including Cesar Chavez Day, National Donate Life Month, National Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Month, Arab American Heritage Month and Care Workers Recognition Month.

But the timing of the Transgender Day of Visibility proclamation generated widespread outrage among Christians, who characterized its timing with Easter as disrespectful. 

What a slap in the face to all Christians in America…" conservative commentator Benny Johnson said in a social media post Saturday.

"This is a direct assault on Christianity. It’s evident the left is determined to undermine our religion and traditions," added Rep. Diana Harshbarger, R-Tenn. "This isn’t just blatant disregard, it’s intentional."

Biden has previously come under fire for his stance on LGBTQ+ and abortion issues, given his own position as a "devout Catholic" who regularly attends church. The White House also used the same terminology when addressing Biden's pro-choice stance on abortion. (Biden says he 'didn't do that' when asked about Easter being 'Trans Visibility Day,' despite proclamation.)

Joesph Robinette Biden, Jr., a serial plagiarist, and fabulist, has no credibility whatsoever. Although it is probable that that he did not know the precise details of the proclamation issued in his name by whoever it is that is running things in the White House as Biden takes naps, rides his bicycle and eats ice cream cones, he had to know about the controversy it caused unless he is so shielded from anything that could pierce his egotistic bubble by his wife, Jill Tracy Jacobs Stevenson Biden, who may be the one calling most of the shots in the White House to protect her husband from himself, especially from answering any unscripted questions from “reporters.”

The possibility that Biden’s proclamations can be issued without his knowledge or approval cannot be dismissed and, given the role that Jill Biden is playing in protecting him now as everyone around him did four years ago as he hid in his basement in Delaware during most of the 2020 general election, it might be useful to point out that there is no canonical evidence that Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., and Jill Tracy Jacobs Stevenson Biden are in a sacramentally valid marriage, something that an article in a Catholic World Report fifteen months ago pointed out in some detail:

For quite some time, I have been puzzled about the relative silence regarding the nuptials of Joe and Jill Biden, especially since President Biden has told us repeatedly that he is a devout, practicing Catholic.

In Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself (2019), Jill’s autobiography, we learn that she and Joe were married at the UN Chapel on June 17, 1977—and, she says, “by a Catholic priest.”

That factoid caused further puzzlement: Why get married at the UN? Neither of the Bidens had any apparent connection to that institution. Given that Joe has been a “priest-collector” his whole life, why go to New York to be married by an anonymous priest? Was he even a priest in good standing? After all, some ex-priests make a handsome living out of performing weddings.

Online searches for information on the UN Chapel turns up an article about it in the New York Times from May 9, 1976 (“UN Chapel Weddings: Ecumenical Spirit”). The chaplain was a Rev. Dr. Melvin Hawthorne, a minister of the United Methodist Church. He says that the chapel does not have an actual relationship with the United Nations, but that many people associated with the UN do opt for his chapel. In 1976, the chapel was the site of over 400 weddings, 60% of which were for couples of different faiths, many of whom had “run into snags elsewhere.”

So, what might the “snags” have been for the devout Catholic Joe Biden and his fiancee? A number of permissions would have been needed (e.g., mixed marriage since Jill is not Catholic; permission to marry outside a church or oratory). Did they participate in the required pre-nuptial investigation, which should have uncovered that Jill was previously married in February 1970 and divorced in March 1975?

An article in the July 24, 1977 edition of Wilmington, Delaware newspaper The Morning News, titled “‘Catholic’ Joe Biden avoids telling the press his wife is a divorcee,” reports Biden saying, “I thought the fact that Jill was married before had no relevance.”

If they did participate in the pre-nuptial investigation, was Jill willing to submit that union to a diocesan tribunal for a possible decree of nullity? If she engaged that process, was such a decree issued? What about the couple’s participation in marriage preparation, known as pre-Cana instructions? Admittedly, some of these matters are more serious than others.

The next step in consideration was to ascertain if the Biden wedding was indeed approved by the Catholic Church. If that ceremony was recognized by the Church, it should have been entered into the marriage register of the parish church in whose boundaries the UN Chapel sits, which is Holy Family Church. The pastor, Father Gerald Murray (coincidentally, a canon lawyer) and well-known member of Raymond Arroyo’s “Papal Posse” on EWTN, stated clearly that no such ceremony or any file for that event is to be found at Holy Family Church. Father Murray went on to mention that several weddings of Catholics at the UN Chapel are, in fact, registered at his church.

So, why not that of the Bidens?

In a call to the chancellor of the Diocese of Wilmington (where Biden’s domicile is), I asked this question of the chancellor’s secretary (since the chancellor was not in the office): In the knowledge of the Diocese, did the wedding take place according to canonical form?

Within an hour, the diocesan director of communications called me back to say that the Diocese cannot comment on the sacramental life of parishioners. When reminded that we are not asking about sins confessed in the Sacrament of Penance but about the reality or non-reality of a public act and sacrament, very politely but firmly, he repeated that the Diocese would not comment on the situation.

The facts of the case, then, appear to be: No Catholic wedding is recorded in the usual places for the Bidens in the Archdiocese of New York, where the ceremony took place. The Diocese of his canonical domicile would not answer a very simple question. If Joe and Jill are truly married in the eyes of Christ’s Church, the answer would likely have been forthcoming as simply: “Yes, of course, they are validly married.”

Absent that declaration, one may suppose that something is seriously amiss.

Again, this is not a private matter between Joe, Jill, family members, and priest. Marriage is public by its nature; it affects the entire community of the Church, and the People of God have a right to know the truth. (Some questions about the Bidens’ 1977 Catholic wedding.)

Leaving aside the author’s belief that what we know to be the counterfeit church of conciliarism is the Catholic Church, he is absolutely correct about the processes to be followed and the public notices that are to be given prior to a Catholic wedding taking place. Jill Biden was raised by parents who described themselves as “agnostic realists,” and it is clear from her words and actions that she has no understanding of any concept of the Catholic Faith other than some shibboleths such as “love” and “mercy” that may have picked up from a husband (at least according to the civil law) who knew that his wife was divorced from his own former best friend but did not, it would appear, have enough of the sensus Catholicus  submit his case to twhat purports to be a Catholic process of marital nullity conducted by a diocesan tribunal.

In other words, Jill Tracy Jacobs Stevenson Biden has no problem with promoting the chemical and surgical execution of the innocent preborn and sincerely believes in the entirety of the homosexual collective’s agenda on behalf of perverse debauchery and mutilation. She is probably more informed about these proclamations than her doddering old husband than he is.

What does Jill Tracy Jacobs Stevenson Biden care about the fact that there are only two genders and that is a violation of the precepts of the Fifth Commandment to mutilate one’s body? She is a “progressive” and has used that progressivism to use the nominal president as a vessel to promote her own agenda items, not that Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., is not fully onboard with government edicts he has issued to ban gasoline-fueled automobiles, restrict natural gas and petroleum exploration and production, regulate such things as toaster ovens and other household appliances in order to cut down on “carbon emissions” to “save” the planet, in the conduct of a foreign policy that has included abandoning Americans and American allies in Afghanistan three years ago (see ‘I Cannot Call Evacuation a Success’: New Details of Afghanistan Chaos) and being completely obsequious to Red China’s Xi Jinping (Don't count on Joe Biden's call with China's Xi Jinping to do any good). It is only that Jill Tracy Jacobs Stevenson Biden makes sure that the man she is said to have married in a supposedly “Catholic” ceremony in 1977 makes sure that her husband does not go offtrack on these and other policy matters, including opening the border with Mexico in the name of helping “asylum seekers,” the including Venezuelan gang members such as Jose Antonio Ibarra, who has been arrested for the killing of college student Laken Riley on February 22, 2024, enter and stay in the country to alter the nation’s demographics and, just perhaps, make sure that they find some way to “participate” in the 2024 presidential elections.

The promotion of perversity suits the Bidens just fine, and this obsession that which in violation of God’s laws and of nature itself is such that another pro-abortion, pro-sodomite “Catholic” politician who remains in perfectly “good standing” within the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, Kathleen Hochul, who has been the Governor of New York, since the resignation of Andrew Mark Cuomo on August 24, 2021, followed her president’s lead by proclaiming Easter Sunday, March 31, 2021, as “transgender visibility day”:

The state of New York will have 13 landmarks lit in celebration of Transgender Day of Visibility Sunday, joining the White House in observation of the day.

One World Trade Center, the Empire State Plaza and Niagara Falls are just a few of the locations that "will be lit light pink, white and light blue," a press release from the office of Gov. Kathy Hochul states. 

"I am proud of the strength transgender New Yorkers display every day and want to make one thing clear: You are always welcome in New York. You are loved," Hochul said. 

Events scheduled around the world include panels and speakers in Cincinnati and Atlanta, marches in Melbourne and Philadelphia and an inclusive roller derby league game on New York's Long Island. A picnic is planned in the English town of Hitchin.

Perhaps the highest-profile U.S. event is a rally scheduled for Sunday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

President Biden was slammed on social media Saturday after marking Easter Sunday, the most solemn Christian holiday, "Transgender Day of Visibility." (Hochul echoes WH with New York Transgender Day of Visibility on Easter, orders landmarks lit for occasion.)

This is the same Kathleen Hochul who, just a day before she issued her own proclamation on behalf of human mutilation, had been told by off by Stephanie Diller, the widow of assassinated NYPD (New York Police Department) Detective Jonathan Diller, at the funeral home in Massapequa, New York, where her brave young Catholic husband’s body was being waked:

Gov. Hochul got a frosty reception Friday at the Long Island wake for murdered NYPD Det. Jonathan Diller. It was more than deserved — but she refuses to learn a thing from the Dillers’ righteous anger.

Hochul stayed just 10 minutes at the funeral home — President Donald Trump spent 40 minutes there the day before and was pictured hugging what looked to be the fallen officer’s wife before making a get-tough-on-crime statement outside — and was confronted by an uncle of Diller as she walked back to her car.

She shrugged it off the next day: “I would do it again, and that’s my job. My job is to be there when people need me. If they need to talk to me, and they all needed to talk to me, my job is to listen.”

No, governor. Your job, first and foremost, is to keep New Yorkers safe — and it’s a job you’re failing at miserably.

Diller’s uncle let Hochul have it in their encounter, which was caught on video but without audio.

“We don’t want you here. You’re not wanted here. You have blood on your hands. If you want to do something, change the bail laws,” he reportedly said.

The governor defended herself to reporters Saturday.

“I think everyone knows my positions on the bail laws,” she said. “I’m the one who’s been trying to make the changes to go back to where it was.”

Hochul’s chutzpah is stunning even in a state known for it.

She got a tiny adjustment made to the pro-criminal laws — and refuses to lift a finger to get any real changes.

I asked her point blank in a late January Post editorial-board meeting, “On crime then, do you consider bail reform, discovery reform, Raise the Age, all those things fixed?”

“No, no, what I would say is we have made great progress,” she responded, saying she’s given “discretion back to judges” in setting bail. “It’s maddening that judges and district attorneys” won’t use it.

She gave “more money to district attorneys to be able to implement” the discovery law — “I’m their hero,” she declared.

And, she added, since the State Police saw a drop in applications, she raised the maximum-eligibility age from 29 to 34.

But when the editorial board pushed her repeatedly on what fixes she planned to make, she finally admitted the truth: none.

Not even on the bail “reform” that’s kept dangerous criminals on our streets.

“I’m seeing the results. The law is where it needs to be,” she insisted.

So no, governor: You’re most certainly not “the one who’s been trying to make the changes to go back to where it was.”

Is the law where it needs to be when 80% of people arrested for carrying a gun in Gotham are out on bail, per NYPD figures?

The suspected killer of Diller, 31, has 21 previous arrests and had stored a shiv in his rectum that night, likely thinking there’d be a good chance his activities would get him arrested.

The last 14 months have seen a 20% rise in assaults on cops, with a 72% rise in cop stabbings.

The minor change Hochul got through the Legislature simply removed “least restrictive means” from the standard judges must use to decide bail — and they’re only allowed to consider the risk the defendant won’t return to court in making that decision.

New York is the only state in the nation where judges cannot consider a defendant’s “dangerousness” when setting bail.

And Hochul has flatly said she has no intention of trying to change that.

“Someone walks into [a room with] a judge and sometimes dangerousness is determined by the color of their skin and a perception of dangerousness,” Hochul told WNYC.

That’s right: The governor won’t make the state safer because she seemingly thinks New York’s mostly Democratic judges are racist.

She signed off on a $32,000 pay hike for state lawmakers a couple years ago — and didn’t insist on a single thing in return.

Even the Data Collaborative for Justice at John Jay College, which has championed New York’s bail reform, recognizes the reality.

René Ropac, a senior research associate there, told CBS News last month, “For quote-unquote high-risk individuals, we found recidivism increases because of bail reform.”

Former Queens executive district attorney Jim Quinn regularly examines DCJ’s reports and finds they prove repeat crime increased in New York thanks to bail reform.

He noted New York City re-arrest rates are “close to 70% for people with prior records charged with larceny, burglary, robbery, and criminal contempt while their case was pending.”

He tells me that “the discovery reforms have caused a huge increase in dismissals, resulting in felonies and very often domestic violence cases being dismissed.”

Money isn’t enough to solve a problem bad law has created.

Hochul defended herself to reporters Saturday instead of attending Det. Diller’s funeral — perhaps because the family turned down her request to speak at the event.

(Even Attorney General Tish James, who’s said crime spikes don’t merit changing the “reforms” that led to them, paid her respects at the funeral.)

There, 29-year-old widow Stephanie Diller proved herself far braver, fighting back a flood of tears to call for change.

“It’s been two years and two months since Detective Rivera and Detective Mora made the ultimate sacrifice — just like my husband Jonathan Diller. Dominque Rivera stood before all the elected officials present today pleading for change,” she said, referring to Jason Rivera, 22, and Wilbert Mora, 27, NYPD officers murdered responding to an East Harlem domestic call involving a career criminal.

“That change never came. And now my son will grow up without his father, and I will grow old without my husband. And his parents have to say goodbye to their child,” she continued, her 1-year-old son, Ryan, beside her. “How many more police officers and how many families need to make the ultimate sacrifice before we start protecting them?”

Stop bragging about doing nothing, governor, and answer Stephanie Diller’s question. (Gov. Hochul, answer widow Stephanie Diller's question: When will you protect New Yorkers?)

Mrs. Hochul does not care how many more police officers must die as she is too busy enjoying herself in luxury suites at football games with the architect of New York State’s cashless bail “reform,” State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and many of her fellow members of the organized crime family of the false opposite of the naturalist “left” had many more “important” things to do on Maundy Thursday than stopping by at Detective Jonathan Diller’s wake in Massapequa, Long Island, because of a star-studded fundraiser to help the octogenarian Trojan Horse from Delaware gather together funds for his re-election campaign this year:

Trick question: Four presidents went to New York City last week. Only one paid his respects to a fallen NYPD officer.

Was it Biden, Obama, Clinton or Trump?

The answer is obvious without even knowing who was there at the Massapequa Funeral Home.

It was Donald Trump who was welcomed with open arms by the family of Detective Jonathan Diller, the 31-year-old father of one who was gunned down by a recidivist suspect who should never have been on the loose.

It was Trump who said the right things, who had the empathy to know that at a time like this, you show up, you acknowledge the sacrifice and what it means in the wider world.

He’s not a professional politician, but he acted on normal human instinct to comfort a grieving widow and the 1-year-old son who will never remember his father.

He’s from Queens, so he knew what was expected by the sea of cops who stood for miles in the rain in a sign of respect for their fallen brother.

And he’s canny enough as a populist leader to understand that the death of Diller is an epic moment that transcends politics.

It defines the betrayal of the people by a callous, corrupt establishment, whose faces change but whose lie persists: that law enforcement criminalizes poverty.

The truth is that police officers like Diller sacrifice their lives to protect the poor and the powerless, and without them, everything is chaos.

Stoking anti-cop vitriol

Diller’s death was the inevitable culmination of the malign criminal justice “reform” movement that began in the years before the pandemic, that manipulated the death of George Floyd into a grievous assault on law and order, and that Democrats then elevated to a noble cause at their 2020 convention.

The politicians playing footsie with the anti-cop movement have blood on their hands.

That’s what Stephanie Diller said in her heartrending eulogy for her dead husband:

“It’s been two years and two months since Detective [Jason] Rivera and Detective [Wilbert] Mora made the ultimate sacrifice — just like my husband, Jonathan Diller. Dominique Rivera stood before all the elected officials present today pleading for change.

“That change never came. And now my son will grow up without his father, and I will grow old without my husband. And his parents have to say goodbye to their child.

“How many more police officers and how many families need to make the ultimate sacrifice before we start protecting them?

“I don’t wish this kind of pain on anyone. Jonathan lived his life doing good for people, and it’s now time for people to do good for all the officers he represents.”

This is why Gov. Kathy Hochul was not welcome in Massapequa and received short shrift at Diller’s wake.

She has done nothing to reverse the law that her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo, angling for the presidency, signed in 2019 to eliminate cash bail for most crimes.

The crime rate immediately jumped as violent predators were released to live among us with no consequences for their actions.

Major crime jumped by 22.5% in February 2020. The COVID lockdowns masked the damage and then Bill de Blasio, New York’s worst-ever mayor, compounded the problem when he ordered the release of prison inmates on compassionate grounds.

Compassion for criminals, not for their future victims. Now we all are living on Rikers Island.

The kid-gloves crew

The perfect storm came with the George Floyd riots and de Blasio cutting the NYPD budget by $1 million.

Then we got Alvin Bragg and Letitia James, who are more interested in prosecuting Trump for imaginary crimes than locking up violent criminals who shoot police and shove innocent people onto the subway tracks or sucker-punch women in the face and mug cyclists at knifepoint in Central Park.

Now the NYPD is reduced to putting up billboards in Times Square to warn people about the pickpockets and shoplifting gangs that swarm the city.

Mayor Eric Adams said some of the right things at Diller’s funeral Holy Saturday, but he never does anything to fix the problem.

While New York drowns under the burden of millions of illegal migrants, his only criticism of the Biden administration is that he hasn’t been given enough money to lavish the unwanted “newcomers” with cash cards and free hotel rooms.

Biden was held out as the Democrats’ wise, compassionate antidote to the merry chaos they had created under Trump, only the cure was worse than the disease, and everything he pretended to embody was a mirage.

Did the purported 80 million people who voted for Biden in 2020 imagine that he wouldn’t even try to call the family of Detective Diller?

Or that he would come to New York City on Maundy Thursday for a glittering, $25 million fundraiser at Radio City Music Hall with Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Lizzo, without even mentioning the murder of the police officer then lying in the Massapequa Funeral Home 40 miles east.

It’s not rocket science, as Trump pointed out. It should be Politics 101.

To at least pretend you care.

“They didn’t even call the family. They could have called. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist,” Trump told Fox News.

The most that Biden could stir himself to offer was a condolence message, not to the Diller family but to Adams.

He says he is pro-police, but he has turned his back on law and order. He claims to be a devout Catholic but goes out of his way to offend Christianity.

Biden’s lack of grace

It is telling that Biden always stumbles over the mention of God when he tries to recite the Declaration of Independence, the central moral document of the country he has the honor to lead.

“Think about this,” he said on stage Thursday night. “This is not hyperbole … We came about as a consequence of an idea, an idea. No, I’m serious about it. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal endowed because — that’s the basis for our existence.”

The actual line is this: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

For some perverse reason, he never can bring himself to utter the words “their Creator.”

At least he didn’t call God “the thing,” as he did a few years ago when he said: “All men and women are created, by the, you know, you know, the thing.”

For all his overt piety and ostentatious Mass-going, Biden’s presidency has been marked by disrespect to Christianity. Notably, this year, he proclaimed Christianity’s holiest day, Easter Sunday, to be “Transgender Day of Visibility.”

Trump is far from perfect, but at least he doesn’t pretend to be something he isn’t. For all his manifest faults, what you see is what you get with Trump.

He never changes, warts and all, and in these days of shape-shifting chameleons, that’s a virtue worth preserving. (The utter gall of Biden's Democratic NYC gala as city mourns murdered police officer.)

Leaving aside any additional commentary about former President Donald John Trump for another week or so as I have pointed out his anti-life policy stands quite a lot lately, Miranda Devine’s reference to Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., being unable to say the Judeo-Masonic word “Creator” found in the Declaration of Independence is really a mere trifle when one considers the fact that he, the “good Catholic,” is surrounded by people who mock Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday by promoting rank perversity and that he thinks so little of Our Lord’s institution of the Holy Priesthood and the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday as to host a fundraiser featuring two former pro-abortion presidents, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama. Who cares about the Paschal Triduum? It’s more important to raise money to “defend democracy” than it is to unite oneself with the very events wherein the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity made Man in the Virginal and Immaculate Womb of His Most Blessed Mother by the power of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost atoned for our sins on the wood of Holy Cross and then rose from the dead. Men of carnal mind care not for the things of eternity, which is why they think nothing of lying nor using the full force of governmental power to censor dissenting voices and to subject political opponents to show trials for daring to criticize them and to present themselves to the voters in an election.

As has been stated so many times before on this website over the past twenty years, the Judeo-Masonic farce of naturalism is designed to keep people focused on things of the carnal world and not on the things of Heaven. Men who have no care for the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Holy Trinity, and who act as though the Incarnation, Nativity, Hidden Years, Public Life and Ministry, and Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Christ are matters of complete indifference to the civil state can very easily support baby butchery, the slaughter of innocent human beings after birth, and all perversity because they have killed their consciences by selling out for the figurative thirty pieces of silver (or twenty-five million dollars’ worth of silver) as they continue to justify themselves with each other and before the multitudes. Statism and injustice must reign supreme when men do not submit themselves and their nations to the sweet yoke of the Social Reign of Christ King by seeking to advance the common temporal good in light of man’s Last End, the possession of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in an unending Easter Sunday of glory in Heaven.

But the naturalists go much further; for, having, in the highest things, entered upon a wholly erroneous course, they are carried headlong to extremes, either by reason of the weakness of human nature, or because God inflicts upon them the just punishment of their pride. Hence it happens that they no longer consider as certain and permanent those things which are fully understood by the natural light of reason, such as certainly are -- the existence of God, the immaterial nature of the human soul, and its immortality. The sect of the Freemasons, by a similar course of error, is exposed to these same dangers; for, although in a general way they may profess the existence of God, they themselves are witnesses that they do not all maintain this truth with the full assent of the mind or with a firm conviction. Neither do they conceal that this question about God is the greatest source and cause of discords among them; in fact, it is certain that a considerable contention about this same subject has existed among them very lately. But, indeed, the sect allows great liberty to its votaries, so that to each side is given the right to defend its own opinion, either that there is a God, or that there is none; and those who obstinately contend that there is no God are as easily initiated as those who contend that God exists, though, like the pantheists, they have false notions concerning Him: all which is nothing else than taking away the reality, while retaining some absurd representation of the divine nature.

When this greatest fundamental truth has been overturned or weakened, it follows that those truths, also, which are known by the teaching of nature must begin to fall -- namely, that all things were made by the free will of God the Creator; that the world is governed by Providence; that souls do not die; that to this life of men upon the earth there will succeed another and an everlasting life.

When these truths are done away with, which are as the principles of nature and important for knowledge and for practical use, it is easy to see what will become of both public and private morality. We say nothing of those more heavenly virtues, which no one can exercise or even acquire without a special gift and grace of God; of which necessarily no trace can be found in those who reject as unknown the redemption of mankind, the grace of God, the sacraments, and the happiness to be obtained in heaven. We speak now of the duties which have their origin in natural probity. That God is the Creator of the world and its provident Ruler; that the eternal law commands the natural order to be maintained, and forbids that it be disturbed; that the last end of men is a destiny far above human things and beyond this sojourning upon the earth: these are the sources and these the principles of all justice and morality.

If these be taken away, as the naturalists and Freemasons desire, there will immediately be no knowledge as to what constitutes justice and injustice, or upon what principle morality is founded. And, in truth, the teaching of morality which alone finds favor with the sect of Freemasons, and in which they contend that youth should be instructed, is that which they call "civil," and "independent," and "free," namely, that which does not contain any religious belief. But, how insufficient such teaching is, how wanting in soundness, and how easily moved by every impulse of passion, is sufficiently proved by its sad fruits, which have already begun to appear. For, wherever, by removing Christian education, this teaching has begun more completely to rule, there goodness and integrity of morals have begun quickly to perish, monstrous and shameful opinions have grown up, and the audacity of evil deeds has risen to a high degree. All this is commonly complained of and deplored; and not a few of those who by no means wish to do so are compelled by abundant evidence to give not infrequently the same testimony. (Pope Leo XIII, Humanum Genus, April 20, 1884.)

Yes, there is no “knowledge” of what constitutes justice and injustice in a land that gives full rein to blasphemy and sacrilege, a land where even the adversary himself has “rights” as it is considered to be something akin to a “hate” crime to mention the Holy Name of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, which has been banned by United States Department of Defense and its military services from being invoked outside of chaplaincy use.

How can we expect there to be any concept of justice even on the natural level when their nations promote public worship of the devil while mocking Christ the King?

How can we expect there to be any concept of justice even on the natural level when the civil law sanctions the killing of the innocent preborn and the vivisection of anyone after birth under the aegis of the medical industry’s manufactured, profit-making myth called “brain death”?

How can we expect there to be any concept of justice even on the natural level when so many people are unjust in their own personal dealings, when relativism and positivism have become the accepted norms of social conduct?

a nation that is not founded on right principles must degenerate into the barbarism of our present era, having no immutable teaching authority to guide it, choosing to be "guided" by the demigods of national founding fathers and/or by the shifting winds of majoritarian sentiment at any particular point in time. Contradiction and instability are bound to result, as we can see with great clarity today. It is very much beside the point to argue that the "founders" would have opposed this or that social evil. They premised the entire fabric of national life under the Constitution upon the false belief that men could sort out their differences by means of a cumbersome process of negotiation and debate in the national legislative process, believing that there was no single belief that could unite men and guide them in the pursuit of the common good as the supreme and eternal good each man was kept in mind. There is no way, therefore, for naturalists to use a naturalist Constitution to defend against various evils. Evil must win when man does not subordinate himself to the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour entrusted exclusively to the Catholic Church and when men do not have belief in, access to or cooperation with Sanctifying Grace.

One of those who helped to pave the way for the glories of Christendom in the High Middle Ages was the saint and doctor who is commemorated today, Easter Thursday, April 4, 2024, Saint Isidore of Seville, whose work in helping to defend Spain from the Saracen hordes:

The Church presents to us, today, for our devout admiration, the memory of one of the holiest of her bishops — Isidore, the Bishop of Seville, the most learned man of his age, and, what is a still greater praise, the most zealous patriot and friend of his noble country. Let us study his virtues and confide in his patronage: both will help us to fervor during this holy Season.

Among Christian lands, there is one that has gained for herself the glorious name of the Catholic Kingdom. Towards the close of the 7th century, Divine Providence subjected her to a most severe trial by permitting the Saracen hordes to invade her: so that her heroic children had to struggle for 800 years for the recovery of their country. Cotemporaneously with Spain, Asia, also, and Africa fell under the Mussulman (Muslim) yoke, and have continued in their slavery up to the present day. Whence comes it, that Spain has triumphed over her oppressors, and that tyranny has never been able to make her children degenerate? The answer is easily given: Spain, at the period of her invasion, was Catholic, and Catholicity was the very spirit of the land: whereas those other nations, that yielded themselves slaves to the Saracens, were already separated from the Christian Church by heresy or schism. God abandoned them, because they had rejected both the truth of Faith, and unity with the Church; they fell an easy prey to the infidel conqueror.

Nevertheless, Spain had incurred an immense risk. The race of the Goths, by their long invasion of her territory, had sowed the seeds of heresy: Arianism had set up its sacrilegious altars in Iberia. But God did not permit this privileged country to be long under the yoke of error. Before the Saracens came upon her, she had been reconciled to the Church; and God had chosen one family to be the glorious instrument in the completion of this great work. Even to this day, the traveler through Andalusia will find the squares of its cities adorned with four statues: they are those of three brothers and a sister: St. Leander, Bishop of Seville; St. Isidore, whose feast we are keeping today; St. Fulgentius, Bishop of Carthagena; and their sister, St. Florentina, a Nun. It was by the zeal and eloquence of St. Leander that King Reccared and his Goths were converted from Arianism to the Catholic Faith, in the year 589; the learning and piety of our glorious Isidore consolidated the great work; Fulgentius gave it stability by his virtues and erudition; and Florentina co-operated in it by her life of sacrifice and prayer.

Let us unite with the Catholic Kingdom in honoring this family of Saints; and today, in a special manner, let us pay the tribute of our devotion to St. Isidore. The holy Liturgy thus speaks of him:

Isidore, by birth, a Spaniard, was an illustrious Doctor of the Church. He was born at Carthagena, and his father, whose name was Severianus, was governor of that part of the country. He was solidly trained to piety and learning by his two brothers, Leander, Bishop of Seville, and Fulgentius, Bishop of Carthagena. He was taught Latin, Greek, and Hebrew; he was put through a course of canon and civil law; and there was no science or virtue in which he did not excel. Whilst yet a youth, be so courageously combated the Arian heresy, which had long before infested the Goths, who had entered Spain, that he with difficulty escaped being put to death by the heretics. After the death of Leander, he was, in spite of himself, raised to the episcopal See of Seville, by the influence of king Reccared, and with unanimous consent of both clergy and people. His election was not only confirmed by Apostolic authority, but St. Gregory the Great, when sending him, as usual, the Pallium, is said to have appointed him ihs own vicar, and that of the Apostolic See throughout all Spain.

It would be impossible to describe the virtues of Isidore as Bishop: how firm, humble, patient, and merciful; how zealously he labored for the restoration of Christian morals and ecclesiastical discipline, and how untiring be was in his efforts, both by word and writing, to establish them among his people; and, finally, how he excelled in every virtue. He was a fervent promoter of the Monastic Life in Spain, and built several Monasteries. He also built Colleges, in which he himself applied himself to the teaching the sacred sciences to the many disciples that flocked to him; among whom may be mentioned those two glorious Pontiffs, Ildephonsus, Bishop of Toledo, and Braulio, Bishop of Saragossa. In a Council held at Seville, he spoke with such power and eloquence, that he may be said to have destroyed the heresy of the Acephali, who were threatening to destroy the true faith in Spain. So great, indeed, was the universal reputation he had gained for piety and learning, that he had scarcely been dead sixteen years, when, in a Council held at Toledo, and at which fifty-two Bishops were present, St. Ildephonsus himself among them, he was called the Illustrious Doctor, the new Glory of the Catholic Church, the most learned man who had been seen in those ages, and one whose name should never be mentioned but with great respect. St. Braulio not only compared him to St. Gregory the Great, but said that he looked on him as having been sent by heaven, as a second St. James the Apostle, to instruct the people of Spain.

Isidore wrote a book On Etymologies, and another On Ecclesiastical Offices, and several others, of such importance to Christian and ecclesiastical discipline, that Pope St. Leo IV hesitated not to say, in a letter addressed to the Bishops of Britain, that one ought to adhere to the words of Isidore with that same respect as is shown to those of Jerome and Augustine, as often as a difficult case should arise, which could not be settled by Canon Law. Several sentences of his works have been inserted into the body of the Canon Law. He presided over the Fourth Council of Toledo, which is the most celebrated of all those that have been held in Spain. At length, after having driven the Arian heresy out of Spain, he publicly foretold the day of his death, and the devastation of the country by the Saracens; and having governed his See for about forty years, he died at Seville, in the year 636. His body was first buried, as himself had requested, between those of his brother and sister, Leander and Florentina. Afterwards, Ferdinand the 1st, King of Castille and Leon, purchased it, for a large sum of money, from Enetus, the Saracen governor of Seville, and had it translated to Leon. Here, a Church was built in his honor, and the miracles that are wrought by his intercession, have led the people to honor him with great devotion.

Faithful Pastor! the Christian people honor thy virtues and thy services; they rejoice in the recompense wherewith God has crowned thy merits; hear the prayers that are offered to thee during these the days of salvation. When on earth, thy vigilance over the flock entrusted to thy care was untiring consider us as a part of it, and defend us from the ravenous wolves that cease not to seek our destruction. May thy prayers obtain for us that fullness of graces needed for our worthily completing the holy Season, which is so near its close. Keep up our courage; incite us to fervor; prepare us for the great Mysteries we are about to celebrate. We have bewailed our sins, and, though feebly, we have done penance for them; the work of our conversion has, therefore, made progress; and, now, we must perfect it by the contemplation of the Passion and death of our Redeemer. Assist us, O thou His faithful and loving Servant! Do thou, whose life was ever pure, take Sinners under thy care, and hear the prayers offered to thee on this day by the Church. Look down from heaven on thy beloved Spain, which honors thee with such earnest devotion. Revive her ancient ardor of Faith; restore to her the vigor of Christian morality; remove from her the tares that have sprung up among the good seed. The whole Church reveres thy noble Country for her staunch adhesion to the truths of faith; — pray for her, that she may come unhurt from the ordeal she is now being put through, and ever prove herself worthy of that glorious title of The Catholic Kingdom, which thou didst help her to gain. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year, Feast of Saint Isidore of Seville, April 4.)

We need to turn to the intercession of our saints, including Saint Isidore of Seville, to fight off the errors of Modernity and Modernism as we remember that even though we may have no political or social influence as is as counted by the world, no one is more powerful than a Catholic who lifts his heart ups to the Mother of God, especially through her Most Holy Rosary, which is the weapon that she gave another Spaniard, Saint Dominic de Guzman, six centuries after Saint Isidore of Seville had defended the Holy Faith in that blessed Catholic land of Spain.

The final victory belongs to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the men and women who believe themselves to be “powerful” enough to blaspheme and defile the Holy Faith and her liturgical feasts will find themselves quite powerless when that Triumph is made manifest within the Providence of God.

Viva Cristo Rey Long live Christ the King !

Our Lady of Guadalupe, 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 Isidore of Seville, pray for us.