We live in a world filled with distractions as false opposites pretend to oppose each other while, whether advertently or inadvertently, the agitated masses fritter in every which direction as the forces of Antichrist in the counterfeit church of conciliarism and the world-at-large continue to clear a path for his emergence to deceive, if possible, even the elect. Although some readers may wonder about why I continue to point this out, the commentaries on this site are written for the long term once the passions of the moment and the hysteria engendered thereby have passed and thus a few people the opportunity to examine contemporary events with the sort of detachment that is difficult for many to have in the midst of all the agitations.
The babbling heads of naturalism that fill the waking hours of so many believing Catholics are among the most efficacious means employed by the adversary to keep souls in constant states of agitation about various matters. Even fully traditional Catholics pollute their immortal souls with the nonstop visual and verbal bilge that they choose to make integral parts of their lives on a daily basis. The situation is so bad that Fox News Channel, which is a tool of this agitation for “conservatives” just as much as its competitors such as MSNBC and Cable News Network are for “liberals,” “leftists,” “progressives,” socialists, globalists, statists, open-borders advocates and those steeped in the agenda of perversity and other deviations of the natural order of things. Indeed, Fox News Channel has spawned an eponymous phenomenon that can be described best as Fox News Catholics (FNC). It is sad, sad commentary when Catholics permit themselves to be deceived by naturalists into continuing to view the events of the world solely through the lens of naturalism rather than through the supernatural eyes with which they can choose to see those events as Catholics who take seriously the following reminder of Saint Alphonsus de Liguori in his sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent, “Without me you can do nothing”:
1. “With fear and trembling,” says the Apostle, “work out your salvation.” (Phil. 2:12). To secure eternal life, we must be always penetrated with fear, we must be always afraid of ourselves (with fear and trembling)., and distrust altogether our own strength; for, without the divine grace we can do nothing. “Without me,” says Jesus Christ, “you can do nothing.” We can do nothing for the salvation of our own souls. St. Paul tells us, that of ourselves we are not capable of even a good thought. “Not that we are sufficient to think anything of ourselves, as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.” (2 Cor. 3:5). Without the aid of the Holy Spirit, we cannot even pronounce the name of Jesus so as to deserve a reward. “And no one can say the Lord Jesus, but by the Holy Spirit” (1 Cor. 12:8). Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, Sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent, “The Means Necessary for Salvation”. The entire sermon is appended below.)
No, we cannot even have a good thought on our own, unaided powers, and we cannot truly know anything real about a world created upon the cascade of hoaxes produced by Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry unless we shun those who know nothing about First and Last Things yet speak incessantly that they know everything about all things. As a professor of political philosophy boasted to me in all seriousness when I was driving him from Long Island to Albany, New York, in 1975, “I know everything.” He didn’t. Neither does anyone else who is so immersed in the distractions of the moment that they prefer to live in the darkness of naturalism rather than to live in the light of Christ the King and His Holy Catholic without any exceptions or compromises.
Using the Unprecedented Coup Against President Donald John Trump to Purchase Indifference to Perversity
No additional commentary on this site is necessary to discuss what is now evident for all to see, namely, that the Deep State apparatchiks of the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the United States Ministry of Injustice and its Federal Bureau of Investigation orchestrated an effort to discredit and to defeat candidate Donald John Trump in 2016 and have been waging a bureaucratic coup d’etat ever since his election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, and his inauguration as the forty-fifth President of the United States of America on Saturday, January 20, 2017. The abuse of power has been real and the attempted coup against a duly-elected president is ongoing in the midst of an effort by the coup plotters and participants to make it appear that they are defenders of a constitutional order even though they have been subverting that order by means of their elitist beliefs about their alleged “moral superiority” that have swollen their already-oversized egos.
Although it remains to be seen whether United States Attorney General William Barr, himself an architect and a firm supporter of the surveillance state, which is why United States Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) voted against his confirmation, will seek to prosecute the likes of former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Brien Comey, former Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Andrew McCabe, current Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, former National Security Agency Director John Brennan and former Central Intelligence Agency Director James Clapper, among others, for their multiple crimes against the administration of justice, the distraction provided by the coup has been used as a cover by the adversary to keep FNCs (Fox News Catholics) from taking any interest in or speaking out in opposition to the Trump Administration’s efforts to promote the sodomite agenda globally.
In other words, the devil has convinced most, although not all, of the FNCs to be silent about the advance of evil by the Trump Administration because the president is under attack from the Deep State and its mouthpieces in the mainslime media just as he used Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum, July 7, 2007, to convince PTCs (Partially-Traditional Catholics) to remain silent in face of their “restorer of tradition’s” multiple violations of the First and Second Commandments and his unremitting warfare against the immutable nature of dogmatic truth by means of his dogmatically condemned and philosophically absurd “hermeneutic of continuity.”
Yes, you see, despite the current administration’s opposition to elements of the homosexualist agenda, especially as it pertains to the ability of mutants to serve in the armed forces of the United States of America, and its defense of the “religious liberty” to refuse to violate their religious convictions by professional agitators designed to put bakers and videographers and others out of business, some within the Trump Administration, up to and including the Vice President of the United States of America, Michael Richard Pence, are saying that it is time “to move forward” and to work with the United Nations Organization to force seventy-one countries to repeal laws that criminalize sodomite behavior.
It seems to be the case that many in Trumpworld, including the FNCs, have forgotten—or do not even care—about the fact that their man, Donald John Trump, chose to appoint a “married” practitioner of sodomy, Richard Grenell, to be the Ambassador of the United States of America to the Federal Republic of Germany. Grenell has used to position as a platform to tout the Trump Administration’s support for the spread of the homosexualist agenda in those countries, principally Mohammedan, that provide criminal penalties for sodomite behavior, something that he made clear recently:
BERLIN — The American ambassador to Germany plans to lead what his embassy said Wednesday was a new and “specific push” to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide.
The ambassador, Richard Grenell, rumored to be a candidate as the next American ambassador to the United Nations, invited about a dozen gay and transgender activists from around Europe to a dinner at his Berlin residence Tuesday night where the effort was discussed.
Guests from the Lithuanian Gay League posted a photo on its Twitter account showing two members posing with Mr. Grenell at the event, thanking him and calling on their country and other European Union members to support the effort, which the Lithuanian guests described as a “Global US campaign.”
The State Department in Washington has not announced a new global campaign for gay and transgender rights, raising questions about the official status of the ambassador’s plan. A department spokesman described the effort as a continuation of longstanding American policy.
The undertaking by Mr. Grenell, the most prominent openly gay diplomat in the Trump administration, was first reported by NBC News on Tuesday.
In recent public statements, Mr. Grenell has denounced Iran in particular, among the 71 countries where homosexuality is outlawed, for its persecution of gay people.
But in an interview with NBC, Mr. Grenell sought to portray the effort as much broader. “This is not just about Iran,” he said in the interview. “This is about 71 countries, and Iran is one of them.”
Mr. Grenell also declined in the interview to answer whether he was interested in the United Nations ambassador post, which has been vacant for nearly two months. “I serve at the pleasure of the president,” he told NBC.
The ambassador was traveling on Wednesday and was unavailable for comment. But the American Embassy in Berlin confirmed in a statement that he had met with the European gay and transgender rights activists and that Mr. Grenell had viewed the meeting as “the start of a specific push” to decriminalize homosexuality everywhere.
“We are working with European allies on a brand-new launch to decriminalize homosexuality,’’ Mr. Grenell told NBC, despite other issues that divide relations between Europe and the United States. He also said he had spoken to senators supportive of using American foreign aid as part of the effort, although he declined in the interview to specify which senators.
A number of American allies are among the nations that outlaw and severely penalize homosexuality, including Saudi Arabia, and it remained unclear how the effort led by Mr. Grenell would persuade the Saudis or others to end deep-seated discrimination.
Mr. Grenell told NBC that the activists, from Turkey, Ukraine, Bulgaria and other European countries, had joined him and an Iranian expatriate around a large table to discuss the effort. The ambassador said it would require “71 different strategies.”
Also unclear was whether the decriminalization effort was, in fact, new. A State Department spokesman in Washington, Robert Palladino, queried after the NBC report on the effort was broadcast, said: “This really is not a big policy departure. This is longstanding and it’s bipartisan.”
American-led diplomacy to promote gay and transgender rights internationally expanded under President Barack Obama, well before the Trump administration took office. The United Nations Human Rights Council passed its first resolution establishing L.G.B.T. rights as human rights in 2014.
David Pressman, a former American diplomat who is a partner at the Boies Schiller Flexner law firm, who helped lead the Obama administration’s international L.G.B.T. rights strategy, said that despite his contacts among groups who work on such issues, he first heard about Mr. Grenell’s undertaking from news reports.
“What’s surprising is that no one who works these issues within the U.S. government appears to be aware of this effort,’’ Mr. Pressman said. “No one in the groups who have been engaged on these issues appears to be aware of this effort.”
Some leading European rights groups, including the Brussels-based ILGA-Europe, which represents L.G.B.T. people across the Continent, said they had not been invited to the dinner.
“We don’t know the plans or the content of the decriminalization campaign,” said Markus Ulrich, a spokesman for Germany’s largest gay and lesbian rights association, LSVD.
The Trump administration, wary of alienating evangelical conservative members of the president’s base, has a mixed record on L.G.B.T. rights. While Mr. Trump has said he “is fine” with a Supreme Court ruling that same-sex marriage is legal, the administration has taken steps to roll back civil rights for gay and transgender people. He also has reversed an Obama administration policy allowing transgender people to serve in the military.
American critics of Mr. Trump expressed skepticism of Mr. Grenell’s effort. Jeremy Kadden, senior international policy advocate at the Human Rights Campaign, an L.G.B.T. advocacy group in Washington, said that the administration had “consistently worked to undermine the fundamental equality” of gay and transgender people.
“If this commitment is real, we have a lot of questions about their intentions and commitments, and are eager to see what proof and action will follow,” Mr. Kadden said in an emailed statement. (Grenell Starts Global Putsch to Decriminalize Sodomy.)
This is very significant as Richard Grenell would not have spoken about this effort to advance the homosexualist agenda under the cover of forcing mostly Mohammedan nations to end what he considers to be archaic and unjust laws criminalizing sodomite behavior without at least the tacit support of the man, Donald John Trump, who appointed him knowing full well that he is a “married” practitioner of sodomy. It is clear that President Trump’s administration is continuing the efforts undertaken by the administration of former President Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro to act as an imperial promoter of sodomy globally, although this was true also of the administration of William Jefferson Blythe Clinton and the supposedly “pro-life” George Walker Bush.
President Trump, for his part, only said that he had not seen the report of Grenell’s remarks in the Federal Republic of Germany, which is not the same thing as saying that he disagrees with them or that his administration is not trying to work for “liberty” of sodomites in Mohammedan countries. Giving further credence to Grenell’s campaign is the fact that Vice President Michael Richard Pence, the Catholic apostate turned “evangelical” Protestant (he terms himself as a “evangelical Catholic”), has lent his own support to the effort of the government of the United States of America to get Mohammedan countries to change laws not to the liking of the homosexualist collective:
A day after the highest-profile openly gay person in the Trump administration revealed his push to decriminalize homosexuality around the world, the president was caught on camera seemingly unaware of the effort.
Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, said Tuesday that he has total support from the administration for his gay rights program focusing on 71 countries where homosexuality is still illegal. But Wednesday, a reporter asked President Donald Trump in the Oval Office, “Mr. President, on your push to decriminalize homosexuality — are you doing that? And why?”
"Say it?” Trump responded.
“Your push to decriminalize homosexuality across the world,” the reporter repeated.
Trump responded: "I don't know, uh, which report you're talking about. We have many reports."
Vice President Mike Pence, on the other hand — who has long drawn criticism from gay rights advocates who argue he has supported policies that are anti-LGBTQ, such as opposing same-sex marriage and gays serving in the military — told NBC News on Wednesday that he is in support of Grenell's recently announced policy.
In a briefing with reporters at the State Department on Tuesday, deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino downplayed Grenell’s new effort, describing it as “long-standing,” “bipartisan” and “really is not a big policy departure.”
“I would say that this is a good opportunity to listen and to discuss ideas about how the United States can advance decriminalization of homosexuality around the world, and that’s been our policy,” Palladino said.
Many LGBTQ rights groups were skeptical of Grenell's global efforts, noting that a number of the Trump administration's broader policies have attempted to roll back gay and transgender rights in the United States.
“We’d believe that the Trump administration will work to protect LGBTQ people around the world if they had not attacked LGBTQ people in the U.S. over 90 times since taking office,” LGBTQ media advocacy group GLAAD said.
The Log Cabin Republicans, one of the few right-leaning LGBTQ advocacy groups, praised Grenell's effort.
“By taking this action the administration brings attention to a major human rights violation and positions the United States as the leader to end this injustice,” Jerri Ann Henry, the group's executive director, stated.
Grenell was asked about some of the skepticism surrounding his initiative and the Trump administration’s record on LGBTQ rights, such as efforts to eject transgender and HIV-positive people from the military. “Save the other fights for later,” the ambassador responded. (Trump Asked About Grenell's Putsch for Decrminalization of Sodomy.)
Richard Grenell is a clever man. He is attempting to use the cover of a supposedly “pro-life” administration that is under attack by coup plotters working in conjunction with the mainslime media to further mainstream the acceptance of sodomy as “normal” and “natural” by concentrating on something that he knows even most “pro-family” “conservatives can support, namely, the elimination of civil penalties, up to and including the death penalty, for the sodomite behavior. This is quite a clever strategy as it based on an emotional appeal to support the supposed “right” of people to practice sodomy openly universally without any civil penalty and without any social reprobation or revulsion.
Furthermore, Grenell knows full well that he can count on the full support of establishment Republicans who have surrendered on the “social issues” in order to curry favor with “moderate” voters and, quite specifically, with the monied campaign donors who are “proud” and fully “out in the open” sodomites:
BERLIN — U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell says the Trump administration has strong backing at home from Republicans and even religious conservatives for its push to end laws that criminalize homosexuality in foreign countries, telling NBC News that he’s “wildly supported by both parties.”
In an exclusive interview in Berlin, Grenell says he has no concerns that the campaign he announced this week could trigger resistance from elements of President Donald Trump’s base, such as evangelicals who have pushed back against policies like gay marriage in the United States. He says the new global effort is focused narrowly on ending criminalization.
“This is a bipartisan push. People understand — religious people, individuals who may not always be in the LGBTI fight — they understand that criminalizing homosexuality is absolutely wrong,” Grenell said. “It is unbelievable to believe that in today’s world a 32 –year-old man in Iran can be hanged simply for being gay. That’s unacceptable.”
Grenell says he’s spoken with senators who support leveraging U.S. influence by conditioning American economic aid on countries eradicating laws that outlaw homosexuality, but he declined to say which senators supported that measure
“That’s certainly not going to be an easy task, but I think we’ve got some great support on the Hill,” Grenell says.
While the campaign thus far has largely emphasized criticism of Iran for reported executions of gays, Grenell says the issue is much larger.
“This is not about Iran. This is not just about Iran,” he says. “This is about 71 countries, and Iran is one of them.”
Grenell sat down with NBC News as three U.S. officials say he is under consideration to be Trump’s next ambassador to the United Nations, a post for which he was also considered previously. Trump’s initial pick to replace Nikki Haley, Heather Nauert, withdrew from consideration over the weekend, creating an opening for one of the most prominent roles on Trump’s foreign policy team.
“I serve at the pleasure of the president,” Grenell said when asked if he was interested in the U.N. job. Pressed again on whether he would consider taking the position, he said: “I really serve at the pleasure of the president.”
The Trump administration effort, first disclosed Tuesday by NBC News, aims at pressuring the 71 countries that still penalize homosexual activity to change their laws, including those that subject gay people to the death penalty or imprisonment. U.S. embassies in Europe and the State Department’s human rights bureau are organizing the effort, which kicked off Tuesday with a strategy dinner that included a dozen LGBT activists from Europe flown in by the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.
The vocal push from Grenell, the highest-profile openly gay person serving in Trump’s administration, stands in contrast to the administration’s perceived record on gay rights. Vice President Mike Pence, in particular, has faced intense criticism from LGBT groups who argue he’s supported policies that are anti-LGBT, such as opposing same-sex marriage and opposing the lifting of the ban on gays serving openly in the military.
Asked whether Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Trump himself were on board with his efforts, Grenell said that “decriminalizing homosexuality is something that people absolutely agree is a policy that we have to move forward on.”
Pence’s office told NBC News Wednesday afternoon that the vice president supports the policy that Grenell is advocating and note that Pence had criticized Iran as recently as last week in Warsaw, where he said: "The authoritarian regime in Tehran represses the freedom of speech and assembly, it persecutes religious minorities, brutalizes women, executes gay people, and openly advocates the destruction of the State of Israel."
Yet some LGBT groups were quick to dismiss Grenell’s efforts, with some suggesting the Trump administration was trying to paper over its broader policies that have rolled back gay rights.
“We’d believe that the Trump administration will work to protect LGBTQ people around the world if they had not attacked LGBTQ people in the U.S. over 90 times since taking office,” said GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Stuart Milk, an LGBT activist and nephew of civil rights leader Harvey Milk, said it was “unique” to have a right-leaning administration “leading the charge on an issue that does make a difference in people’s lives.” Milk attended the strategy dinner with Grenell and said he would support anyone who wanted to take on decriminalization.
“My criticism of the Trump administration has been steady. I have actually said that policies coming out of the White House and statements have been life-negating, not just for LGBT people but for many, many communities,” Milk tells NBC News. “But when any administration does something right, we’re going to be there.”
At Tuesday’s dinner, activists from Turkey, Ukraine, Bulgaria and other European countries joined an Iranian expat and Grenell around a large table to hash out strategy for the campaign. Grenell says it will require “71 different strategies” to change the laws in countries that in many cases are dictatorships and monarchies where even domestic public pressure can be ineffective at exacting change.
While the campaign dovetails with the administration’s longstanding efforts to isolate Iran diplomatically and shame its government for its behavior, it also risks creating new tensions with important U.S. allies if the same standard is applied consistently.
Homosexuality is also punishable by death in Saudi Arabia, whose monarchy Trump has defended in the face of human rights allegations. Pakistan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and other U.S. partners also have laws on the books used to penalize same-sex activity.
“No one is saying this is going to be easy,” Grenell says. “We can have these conversations of human rights with our allies that clearly make homosexuality a crime and are not great on women’s rights as well. We have to be able to do both.”
Nevertheless, the outsize emphasis on Iran — the Trump administration’s top geopolitical foe — came into clear focus as the activists gathered with Grenell at the U.S. ambassador’s residence.
Hourvash Pourkian, who was born in Iran but left for Europe before the 1979 Iranian Revolution, says it’s incumbent upon the U.S. and European countries to call more attention to Iran’s rights abuses against gays. But she suggested there was little likelihood anything would change while the current Tehran government is still in power.
“I don’t know if there is any possibility to negotiate with Iranian diplomacy,” Pourkian says. “I don’t think so. They refuse. For them, it doesn’t eist.” (Grenell has Pence's Support.)
Although I will return to Richard Grenell’s bold push in behalf of the homosexual collective, it is very important to note that Vice President Michael Richard Pence emphasized the importance of “moving forward," although I will note at this point that a person in a Mohammedan country that penalizes sodmite behavior who chooses to engage in sodomite behavior or to publicly identify himself by means of his shameful affections is no hero of "human rights." Such a person is just plain stupid to be so obstinate in his sins of perdition. To make it appear that people in Mohammedan countries are being "victimized" because of their freely chosen lives of wickedness is to make it appear that laws against sodomy are immoral and unjust, a veritable violation of "universal human rights." Sodomy is not a matter of "universal human rights." It is a sin that cries out to Heaven for vengeance.
The “moving forward” phrase is nothing new for Michael Richard Pence as he used it to excuse his own surrender to the homosexual collective as he backed down from a bill passed by the State Legislature of Indiana to afford “religious liberty” protections for merchants who were being targeted by sodomite activists for compliance with their agenda and silence about their beliefs in exchange for those merchants being able to stay in business without massive fines and constant acts of harassment.
This is what I wrote in April of 2015 when Indiana Governor Michael Richard Pence played the part of Pontius Pilate and said that it was important to “move forward” after he cave in the face of the threats of economic boycotts made by the homosexualist lobby and their corporate stooges:
Last week, Holy Week, saw the Indiana State Legislature’s efforts to use the heresy of “religious liberty” as the foundation to provide merchants such as the O’Connors with a legal defense if sued for refusing to serve practitioners of perversity on religious grounds come under national fire. As Judge Napolitano noted, the original "restoration of religious freedom" law would not have withstood constitutional muster at the Supreme Court of the United States of America. The ensuing maelstrom was such that Indiana Governor Michael Richard “Mike” Pence, whose mother’s family were Catholics, backed off from the “religious freedom restoration” bill that he had signed on Thursday, March 26, 2015, and used Maundy Thursday, April 2, 2015, to sign a “fix” to the law that makes it illegal for service providers to deny service to customers on the basis of “sexual orientation”:
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence urged residents to "move forward together" Thursday after signing off on revisions to a new religious objections law that had sparked criticism that it would allow discrimination against gays.
Lawmakers and business leaders worked together to craft an amendment that prohibits service providers from using the law as a legal defense for refusing to provide services, goods, facilities or accommodations. It also bars discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or U.S. military service.
The measure exempts churches and affiliated schools, along with nonprofit religious organizations.
Many groups that had criticized the version of the law signed by Pence hailed the new language. But others said it was worse than the original and could lead to bigger problems.
"There will be some who think this legislation goes too far and some who think it does not go far enough," Pence acknowledged in a statement after signing the amended legislation. "I believe resolving this controversy and making clear that every person feels welcome and respected in our state is best for Indiana."
SHOW OF SUPPORT
Two of Indiana's largest business groups praised the changes.
Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar said Indiana "has suffered tremendously" during the past week's uproar and that the new language is "what businesses and individuals from around the state, country and world needed to hear."
Indy Chamber President and CEO Michael Huber called the changes "a major step in the right direction in efforts to protect the rights of all Hoosiers."
And NCAA President Mark Emmert said the association was "very pleased" with the changes. The Indianapolis-based NCAA was among the first to express concern about the law when it was passed last week. The Final Four is being held in Indianapolis this weekend, and Emmert said the NCAA would consider moving future events out of state if the law wasn't revised.
The women's Final Four is scheduled to be held in Indianapolis next year.
Opponents of the changes said they didn't go far enough and could do more harm than good.
Democratic lawmakers called for a repeal of the law Thursday, urging lawmakers to start from scratch.
"I want to hear somebody say, 'We made a grave mistake, and we caused the state tremendous embarrassment that will take months, if not years, to repair,'" House Minority Leader Scott Pelath said. "I want to hear one of the proponents 'fess up, because the healing cannot begin until that happens."
Consumer reporting agency Angie's List, which announced it was putting a planned $40 million expansion on hold over the law, also called for a repeal.
"Employers in most of the state of Indiana can fire a person simply for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning. That's just not right and that's the real issue here. Our employees deserve to live, work and travel with open accommodations in any part of the state," said CEO Bill Oesterle.
Micah Clark of the American Family Association of Indiana said the Legislature's actions didn't clarify the law as Pence had requested but instead changed it in "a way that could now erode religious freedom across Indiana."
"If this revised law does not adequately protect religious liberty for all, it is not really a religious freedom act," Clark said.
Mark Rienzi, senior counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C., said the new language "carves up religious rights" and that the state would be better off if it adopted the language in the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Many groups said the changes are a good first step but urged lawmakers to do more, including adding protections for sexual orientation and gender identity to the state's civil-rights law.
The American Civil Liberties Union said the changes have lessened the harm of the law but that "significant problems" still need to be addressed, including whether the law can be used to deny rights to others, including in education and access to health care.
The group's state affiliate noted that the amendment marks the first time that Indiana law has included positive references to sexual orientation and gender identity. But it said statewide civil-rights protections are still needed.
Two gay rights groups, Freedom Indiana and Lambda Legal, also called for broader protections.
Freedom Indiana campaign manager Katie Blair said the changes "represent an important step forward" and reduce the threat to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.
But she said that without statewide anti-discrimination laws for the LGBT community, "discrimination is still legal" in most of Indiana. (Pence signs religious freedom bill fix.)
One wonders if Governor Pence has his finger bowl handy on Maundy Thursday as he signed the "fix" into law.
In other words, Indiana Governor Mike Pence threw in the towel as a result of the financial pressure, much of it engendered by the same insidious organization that supports illegal immigration, the United States Chamber of Commerce, and lobbying by lavender Nazis such as Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, who is an aggressive, in-your-face advocate of the perversity that he practices, and the usually array of “human rights” organizations. Absent the true Faith, good readers, sentimentality must triumph as sins of all manner, including those against nature, are celebrated culturally and protected under cover of the civil law. The fact that such a monstrous thing as “gay marriage” has swept its way into law and into widespread public approval is the result of the very heresy of “religious liberty” that the conciliar “popes,” including Jorge Mario Bergoglio, have told us repeatedly is the “key” to “peace” even though Pope Pius VI called it a “monstrous right”.
No, the “moving forward” slogan from the apostate named Michael Richard Pence is nothing new.
Mr. Vice President, how is it “moving forward” to impose on other nations a blithe acceptance of the sin of Sodom, which is one of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance?
Lost in this exercise of pure emotional manipulation to curry sympathy for “persecuted” sodomites worldwide, especially in Mohammedan countries, is the fact that the death penalty for sodomy was imposed in the era of Christendom during the Middle Ages, and its imposition upon clerics found to be recidivist sodomites was urged by none other than the Pope of the Holy Rosary, Pope Saint Pius V:
That horrible crime, on account of which corrupt and obscene cities were destroyed by fire through divine condemnation, causes us most bitter sorrow and shocks our mind, impelling us to repress such a crime with the greatest possible zeal.
Quite opportunely the Fifth Lateran Council [1512-1517] issued this decree: "Let any member of the clergy caught in that vice against nature . . . be removed from the clerical order or forced to do penance in a monastery" (chap. 4, X, V, 31). So that the contagion of such a grave offense may not advance with greater audacity by taking advantage of impunity, which is the greatest incitement to sin, and so as to more severely punish the clerics who are guilty of this nefarious crime and who are not frightened by the death of their souls, we determine that they should be handed over to the severity of the secular authority, which enforces civil law.
Therefore, wishing to pursue with the greatest rigor that which we have decreed since the beginning of our pontificate, we establish that any priest or member of the clergy, either secular or regular, who commits such an execrable crime, by force of the present law be deprived of every clerical privilege, of every post, dignity and ecclesiastical benefit, and having been degraded by an ecclesiastical judge, let him be immediately delivered to the secular authority to be put to death, as mandated by law as the fitting punishment for laymen who have sunk into this abyss. (Pope Saint Pius V, Horrendum illud scelus, August 30, 1568.)
Death, not "respect," "brotherhood" and "mainstreaming" for the sake of "inclusivity," was what Pope Saint Pius V, faithful to the teaching of Saint Paul the Apostle in his Epistle to the Roman cited above, believed should be imposed on the clergy as well as the laity who were caught in "such an execrable crime" that caused him "such better sorrow" shocked his papal mind as he sought to "repress such a crime with the greatest possible zeal."
Obviously, it is neither possible nor advisable in the midst of the madness produced by the religiously indifferentist civil state of Modernism to impose the sort of penalties upon sodomites who flaunt their behavior openly and unrepentantly that existed during the era of Christendom and that the Apostle to the Gentiles, Saint Paul, noted in his Epistle to the Romans that deserve death:
For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error. And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to areprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them. (Romans 1: 26-32)
Perhaps Vice President Michael Richard Pence missed this in a Protestant Wednesay evening heretical "Bible Study” program as he was probably too busy trying to “move forward” now as he had done in Indiana four years ago when he played the role of Pontius Pilate by washing his hands of his surrender to the homosexual collective and, perhaps even more pertinently, also played the role of Judas Iscariot by taking the thirty piece of silver that American and multinational corporate entities threatened to take away from the State of Indiana if he did not agree to “move forward.”
While it is true that not every sin can is to be punished by the civil state, it is also true that the civil state has a duty to foster those conditions that make it more possible for citizens to sanctify and to save their immortal souls. Scandalous acts of sodomites committed in public and efforts on the part of sodomites to promote their wicked, perverse and unnatural behavior as an expression of “love” that does not “hurt” anyone else are punishable by the civil state. This is simply a statement of the right of states to preserve a just public order that is part of its duties under the binding precepts of the Natural Law.
Mind you, each human being, including unrepentant sinners, are to be treated with respect and kindness. However, it is no work of kindness to reaffirm sinners in their lives of perdition and it is not work of true Charity to do anything, either by omission or commission, that reaffirms them in their sins, including daring to attend “wedding” ceremonies.
Believing Catholics do not seek to inflict violence upon hardened sinners. They seek to call such sinners to conversion, mindful that they themselves are sinners in need of conversion on a daily basis and to seek to make reparation for their own many sins that have all-too-frequently made them poor witnesses in behalf of Christ the King and His Holy Church, Our Lady and the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law. We will the good of all people, but the ultimate expression of the true good all people is the sanctification and salvation of their souls as members of the Catholic Church who confess their sins regularly, firmly resolve to amend their lives and to do penance for their sins.
There is no contradiction between treating all people with respect without respecting their sinful lives, and it is not against true Charity to shun people who desire to evangelize our children into accepting moral behavior that is base, perverted and degenerate. Remember, admonishing the sinner is one of the Spiritual Works of Mercy. It is only after all efforts to exhort and remonstrate with recidivist sodomites fail to bring them to repentance and an amendment of their lives that notorious public sinners would subject to the penalties of the civil law in a state organized on Catholic principles.
There is a distinction between the boogeyman represented by Mohammedan countries enforcing the precepts of the blasphemous Koran against sodomites and the efforts of true Catholic bishops and priests in the past to win the souls of notorious sinners to repentance before—and only as a last resort—they had been turned over to the civil authorities for the penalties due to their perverse behavior. The imposition of such penalties is meant to remove a notorious malefactor from continuing to infect the body politic and to serve as public notice of deterrence to those others who refuse to reform their lives.
Thanks to the Protestant Revolution’s overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King and the rise of Judeo-Masonry’s welter of naturalist and anthropocentric philosophies and ideologies, of course, civil states have been founded on false premises that give rise to the triumph of emotionalism, relativism and practical atheism over the course of time.
As to Richard Grenell’s putsch in behalf of the homosexual collective, it is perhaps best to focus on his desire for “conversations” about the sodomite agenda, which is probably his secular version of the conciliar revolutionaries’ penchant for “dialoging” about everything contained in the Sacred Deposit of Faith.
Is sodomy a matter of “human rights”?
Grenell is using the non-crisis of intervening in the internal affairs of sovereign nations, most of which are founded upon a false religion but whose leaders attempt to be faithful to the precepts taught by that religion, as a “wedge” issue” to start the sort of “conversation” that has resulted in the widespread acceptance of sodomy and its promotion here in the United States of America and elsewhere in the supposedly “civilized” Western world.
The “conversation” here began with using the Stonewall riots that began on June 28, 1969, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, as an example of how those who choose to identify themselves on the basis of one of four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance were being “targeted and persecuted” by the Police Department of the City of New York.
The “conversation” then “moved forward” to seek the repeal, both by legislative and judicial means, of long-unenforced laws at the state level that criminalized sodomite acts.
Simultaneously, the “conversation” involved the use of “Gay Pride Parades” in various cities across the United States of America during the month of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, June, to commemorate the Stonewall riots as well as to militate in behalf of “gay rights.”
The “conversation” also relied upon motion picture and television producers to break down the natural revulsion that human beings are supposed to have about unnatural acts in violation of the binding precepts of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments. It was on November 1, 1972, All Saints Day, that the American Broadcasting Company television network (ABC-TV) telecast “That Certain Summer,” starring the late Hal Holbrook and one Martin Sheen as sodomites, thus marking the first full-length effort by a major American television network to mainstream sodomy as an expression of “love.” However, the promoter of all things evil, Norman Lear, had already pushed the envelope on sodomy in a February 9, 1971, episode of All in the Family, “Judging Books by Covers,” that guest-starred the rugged, manly Philip Carey as a high school friend of Archie Bunker who revealed himself to be a homosexual, and such efforts became commonplace in the early-1980s and has reached the point now where each of the four major television networks have produced programs displaying perversity as normal and natural.
Significantly, a cornerstone of the “conversations” as they progressed into the 1970s and 1980s was to introduce the vocabulary of “gayspeak” into the public consciousness. A perfectly good English word, gay, was coopted to refer to people who have chosen to identify themselves on the basis of a personal, volitional predilection to the commission of morally repugnant and perverse acts in violation of the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law. This vocabulary has been institutionalized into educational programs and is an integral part of so-called “diversity” indoctrination by American and multinational corporate entities. The situation has reached a state beyond even that of a “twilight zone” as a couple in Texas recently decided to raise a “gender neutral” “theyby.” That’s right, “theyby,” not baby. It will take a while. However, this new effort to distort reality and culture a veritable Dr. Moreau’s Island of Lost Souls will become part an accepted part of the lavender in due course.
As noted tangentially just above, American and multinational corporate entities have been in the vanguard of what Richard Grenell calls the “conversation” about “moving ahead,” and one of the most significant corporate donors (George Soros is a “financier,” of course) has been a certain Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots football team that won some kind of bowl three weeks ago today, I believe. Here is why the Catholic Action League in Massachusetts was not celebrating that victory:
With the 2019 Super Bowl victory by the New England Patriots, should Catholics join in celebrating a capitalist corporation which promotes moral depravity and sexual perversion, and which opposes religious freedom?
The New England Patriots, as a corporation, and the Kraft family, as individuals, as foundation sponsors, and as corporate donors, have a long history of publicly supporting and copiously funding organizations which advocate the deformity of marriage, the homosexual agenda, and so-called “transgenderism.”
Patriots owner Robert Kraft was one of the most prominent public figures in a group of 165 Massachusetts business and banking leaders who opposed the Protection of Marriage Amendment in 2006.
The New England Patriots, as a corporate entity, and Bob and Myra Kraft, as individuals, after being solicited by MassEquality, signed on to an amicus curiae brief in the Obergefell case, in which the U. S. Supreme Court in 2015, in a majority opinion written by then Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, overturned the laws of thirty-one states banning same sex so-called marriage.
Both the Patriots and the Kraft owned New England Revolution were part of the coalition which advocated for a “Yes on 3” vote in the 2018 referendum which upheld the coercive Massachusetts “transgender rights” law.
The late Myra Kraft was a major financial supporter for Keshet, an organization which promotes homosexual acceptance in the Jewish community.
BAGLY—the Boston Alliance of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer Youth—a vile organization which proselytizes minors for sodomy—reportedly boasted that they received a $100,000 grant from the Kraft family.
All of these Kraft supported groups oppose conscience clause protections and religious freedom rights for those who have moral objections to the deconstruction of traditional marriage.
Catholic Action League Executive Director C. J. Doyle made the following comment: “The Catechism of the Catholic Church, promulgated by Saint John Paul II in 1992, describes homosexual behavior as “grave depravity,” while Catholic tradition characterizes the sin of impurity against nature as the second of the four sins “which crieth to heaven for vengeance.”
“Catholics, to be faithful to their Redeemer, must learn to be counter-cultural. They should neither celebrate or subsidize individuals or corporations which undermine Divine and natural law, which promote mortal sin, which oppose the liberty of the Church, and which encourage the persecution of Christians.”
“The easy going social conformity of previous generations of American Catholics, with their ethic of assimilation and their tradition of accommodation, is no longer adequate for a time when Christian civilization is being targeted for cultural extinction. American Catholics must defend the Faith as their ancestors did in Europe, with the cardinal virtue of fortitude, and with the understanding that if they are ever to be members of the Church Triumphant in heaven, they must first be members of the Church Militant on earth.” (Catholic Action League.)
This is a very good analysis, noting only Karol Josef Wojtyla/John Paul II, who enabled and protected clerical abusers galore in his hierarchy, was no “saint” and that the Catholic Church is not the same thing as the counterfeit church of conciliarism, which is headed at this time by an apostate who made his “peace” with the lavender agenda years ago.
That having been noted, however, Robert Kraft is just of one many corporate titans who support what Richard Grenell’s “conversation,” another aspect of which has included the mainstreaming sodomy in the United States of America and elsewhere in the “civilized” world has centered around brainwashing children from the tenderest ages into an acceptance of all things lavender by means of explicit classroom instruction in matters pertaining to the Sixth and Ninth Commandments. This “conversation” has been the foundation of such classroom instruction in public centers of ideological indoctrination and programming (public schools) and in formerly Catholic schools in the control of the homosexuals and lesbians and mutants within the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. (See, for example, No Pot O'Gold At The End Of This Rainbow.)
These “conversations” produced a cultural environment that was “ready’ for the acceptance of “civil unions” and then “marriage” between members of the same gender by means of popular referenda, legislative action and judicial fiats.
The “conversation” has reached such a state of degeneracy now that even “conservative” talk show hosts such as Sean Hannity think nothing of referring to two men who believe themselves to be “married” as an example of a “New York City power couple.” Perhaps this “couple” is the same one that donated heavily to Rafael Edward Cruz’s presidential campaign three years ago and arrange tours for sodomites to Israel (see Antichrist's Interchangeable Spare Parts, part two: False Opposites within False Opposites.) Then again, I suppose that there are many such “couples” within the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York, New York.
Finally, at least for present purposes, these “conversations” have produced a new class of “victims”—sodomites, lesbians, mutants and other practitioners of moral deviancy—who have sought—and largely won—legal recognition as a protected group of citizens entitled to special considerations because of their self-identification as practitioners of sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance. This victimology has reached such levels of absurdity that a man whose name I have never heard before, Justin Smollett, who is filled with hatred for Donald John Trump and his supporters, went to the lengths of orchestrating an attack” upon himself while he sought pity as victim of “homophobia” and of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” supporter in that notorious Trump stronghold known as the City of Chicago, Illinois. The truth is that Smollett, who was denounced by the Commissioner of the City of Chicago Police Department for his filing a false police report of a crime that he had staged, is filled with anger because he is in rebellion against his own nature, which God made to know, to love, and to serve Him for all eternity in Heaven as a member of His Catholic Church. Those who sin and do not have repentance for their sins will perforce become filled with hatred over time it is they hate themselves and all of their agitation and efforts to convince others to accept their foul deeds is nothing other than displaced anger. Period.
There is no further need for anyone to read the rest of this commentary if you do not find this to be sickening and revolting. Very few people care for the offense given to the Most Blessed Trinity and how souls are being lost for all eternity as unrepented sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance destroy the domestic cell of the Church Militant on earth, the family, and create conditions of social disarray and a displaced anger by sodomites against all the few remaining people who dare to call them to correction and to call their behavior by its proper name, evil.
Furthermore, what does Richard Grenell mean when referring to nations that “are not great on women’s rights”?
Is he talking about contraception and the surgical execution of preborn babies in their mothers’ wombs?
Perhaps Richard Grenell would agree with the notorious late-term baby-butcher, LeRoy Carhart, that a woman is free to think of her preborn baby as a “problem” (see LeRoy Carhart says that for some women they have a "problem," not a baby even after they deliver a living child) and not as what he is, a human being with his own immortal soul and his own distinct genetic code that God Himself has willed into existence from all eternity.
Here is another question for you to consider: Why is Richard Grenell even serving in the administration of Donald John Trump?
Well, this last question is really, really easy to answer. Permit me to take you down a trip on memory lane:
Nonetheless, however, the fact remains that Donald John Trump has surrounded himself with homosexuals throughout his business career, and he was guided in the early part of that career by the sodomite Talmudist named Roy Cohn. He is, as he termed himself with Lesley Stahl in a 60 Minutes interview that aired on Sunday, November 13, 2016, a “supporter.” Trump's election and his presidency, impeded as it continues to be by the agents of deep state, thus far are said to have "transformed" the Republican Party. This is very true, but an important part of this transformation is a silent acceptance of the rights of those steeped in the sin of Sodom and its related vices.
Here is a review of his statements and actions in support of sodomites and their agenda, starting with the statement he issued after the Orlando, Florida, nightclub massacre on Sunday, June 13, 2016, and including statements he made later during the general election campaign against Madame Defarge, aka Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton:
We express our deepest sympathies to the victims, the wounded, and their families. We mourn as one people for our nation’s loss, and pledge our support to any and all who need it. I would like to ask now that we all observe a moment of silence for the victims of this attack.
Thank you. Our nation stands together in solidarity with the members of Orlando’s LGBT community. They have been through something that nobody could ever experience. This is a very dark moment in America’s history. A radical Islamic terrorist targeted the nightclub, not only because he wanted to kill Americans, but in order to execute gay and lesbian citizens, because of their sexual orientation.
It’s a strike at the heart and soul of who we are as a nation. It’s an assault on the ability of free people to live their lives, love who they want, and express their identity. It’s an attack on the right of every single American to live in peace and safety in their own country. (Donald John Trump's Remark on the Orlando Shooting.)
Moreover, it must be mentioned that the man who believes in statist security measures that violate the privacy of innocent citizens and who believes that what is best for businesses will "make America great again" expressed has expressed his true beliefs about those steeped in perversity on a number of occasions.
All right, you asked for it:
Lesley Stahl: One of the groups that’s expressing fear are the LGBTQ group. You--
Donald Trump: And yet I mentioned them at the Republican National Convention. And--
Lesley Stahl: You did.
Donald Trump: Everybody said, “That was so great.” I have been, you know, I’ve been-a supporter.
Lesley Stahl: Well, I guess the issue for them is marriage equality. Do you support marriage equality?
Donald Trump: It-- it’s irrelevant because it was already settled. It’s law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done.
Lesley Stahl: So even if you appoint a judge that--
Donald Trump: It’s done. It-- you have-- these cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And, I’m fine with that. (60 Minutes Interview With Donald Trump and Family.)
Please note that Donald John Trump is very sanguine about so-called “marriage equality,” calling himself a “supporter” of the “LGTBQ” agenda. A supporter, something that he indicated very clearly in his acceptance address at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday, July 21, 2016:
“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.)
Donald John Trump considers that one can base his identity by his willful decision commit and to persist in the commission of sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance, a a belief that he shares with many of the conciliar revolutionaries, including Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who is otherwise at odds with the new president on almost every other issue.
Remember also this important post at Call Me Jorge just before November 8, 2016, presidential election:
This is just one facet of the insecure narcissist, Donald Trump. There is much more to the man which is better left to writing about if he is elected — his connections to Likud, the Jewish Russian mafia, the New York mob, key 9/11 players, etc...
If Trump is elected, will he get his wall? It’s doubtful but who knows. One thing which will happen is the alchemical transformation of the right into a pro-zionist, pro-pedophile, and pro-homosexual party as is currently being done in Europe. Another trend which will continue is the growth to epic proportions of the panopticon which laughably calls itself the most free country in the world. (Call Me Jorge.)
Not Christ the King.
Indeed, Call Me Jorge was indeed quite prescient as Donald John Trump did not get his border wall with the United Mexican States during the first two years of his administration when both Houses of the Congress of the United States of America were under the control of the organized crime family of the false opposite of the naturalist “right,” the Republican Party, and he is only getting a paltry $1.3 billion for “border fencing” from Congress, although he has declared that a national emergency exists, something that will be discussed in another commentary in a week or so, that permits him to use discretionary funds for the project. Trump may have gotten only one-fifth of the funding he wanted for the border wall/fence/screen/partition/speed bump/shower curtain, but the Zionist State of Israel got over $9 billion in foreign assistance, mostly to fund its military programs and national security, in the Congressional Joint Resolution 31, which he signed into law on February 15, 2019, the Feast of Saints Faustinus and Jovita. (There are also numerous provisions in the joint resolution pertaining to Israel with which authorities in Egypt and the Palestinian Authority must comply as a condition for foreign assistance subsidies from American taxpayers. See House Joint Resolution 31 Text, 116th Congress and search the word Israel for the proof).
No matter the fact that the president has appointed, for the most part, worthy nominees for the Federal judiciary and that actions such as the one taken on Friday, February 22, 2019, the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter in Antioch and the Commemoration of Saint Paul, to deny Title X “family planning” funding to organizations such as Planned Barrenhood (which has gotten stripped of sixty million dollars of its allotted funding) that refer women for abortions are most commendable and, of course, would not have been undertaken by a Hillary Diane Rodham Timothy Michael Kaine administration, it must be remembered that the devil is happy to deceive the masses with a few actions that are fully reversible at a later date while he lulls “true believers” into silence about the incremental advances of the evil of sodomy under the guise of “liberty of conscience” and by even getting even believing Catholics into using the term “gay person” when there is no such thing. What is irreversible by means merely human is the advance of sodomite agenda, and to surrender on this is to offend Christ the King, He Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life, to reaffirm sinners in their lives of perversity and to add exponentially to the chaos of world that is plunging the deepest depths of the abyss, intent on making itself the victim of “artificial intelligence” that may very well be the means by which the good God chooses to chastise us all.
The irony here is pretty inescapable, good readers.
Careerist Republicans gave up whatever limited resistance they expressed rhetorically to “gay marriage” after the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, June 26, 2015, the Feast of Saints John and Paul. United States Senate Majority Leader Addison Mitchel Connell (R-Kentucky) was among the first to fly the rainbow flag, figuratively speaking, of surrender after the decision in that case was announced:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there's not much Congress can do in the wake of the ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage.
In an interview Tuesday night on Kentucky television station WDRB, McConnell restated that he still holds to the traditional view of marriage.
"I’ve always felt that marriage is between one man and one woman and the Supreme Court has held otherwise. That’s the law of the land," the Kentucky Republican said.
When he was asked if there is anything Congress can do, he answered: "I don’t think so. I think the courts have pretty well spoken."
However, McConnell said he is now concerned about "the potential problems with regard to religious liberty." There are number of institutions, which in practicing their religion, may run up against this," which he predicts will result "in a lot of additional litigation, as this decision is weighed against the strongly held religious beliefs of a number of Americans."
The Senate leader said that lawmakers will be looking to see "if religious liberty needs to be enhanced by statute."
Following the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage and Obamacare, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said that he is proposing a constitutional amendment subjecting Supreme Court justices "to periodic judicial-retention elections."
But McConnell said "it isn't going to pass ... we've only done that 27 times in the history of our country." (Mitch McConnell: Gay Marriage Is ' Law of the Land.)
“The law of the land.”
Well, that was another veritable profile in courage from the imperious Kentuckian.
One can be “personally opposed” to the abomination of “same-sex” marriage while being “reconciled” to the irreversible nature of its institutionalization as a matter of fact and as a matter of a constitutional “right” that was “found” and applied by Associate Justices Anthony McLeod Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan.
Isn’t this the same stunt that many Catholics in the Democratic Party have been using since January 22, 1973, to support the legal fact of the chemical and surgical execution of the innocent preborn despite their alleged “personal opposition.”
It is no wonder, therefore, that the so-called “Conservative Political Action Fund,” better known as CPAC, banned the pro-family organization MassResistance from having a vendor’s booth at 2018 convention in suburban Maryland. A different “tone” had been set, one that is libertarian and is thus perfectly at home with those whose perverse sins bring down the wrath of God upon this and other supposedly “civilized” countries in the world:
February 28, 2018 (American Thinker) – MassResistance is a grassroots network of pro-family activists. We started in Massachusetts 25 years ago (as Parents' Rights Coalition), and now have chapters around the country.
We had a rewarding time last October at Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit, so we figured that the American Conservative Union's CPAC 2018 attendees would likewise appreciate receiving our information.
We applied for a booth, were vetted, and approved in late January. Shortly thereafter, we were abruptly disinvited. No convincing reason was given – just some vague statements about our "tone" not being respectful toward our political opponents. You can read the details here.
CPAC's hypocrisy on "tone" is clear in light of its inclusion of the radical LGBT group Log Cabin Republicans for the third year in a row. In 2016, Log Cabinites ran a full-page ad in USA Today coinciding with the Republican Convention, where they slammed the Party's platform committee as "LOSERS" and "MORONS" for defending real marriage. And then there's CPAC's invitation to foul-mouthed "Dangerous Faggot" Milo Yiannopoulos, who was to be its 2017 keynote speaker – until a video emerged wherein he said good things about pederasty.
On top of all that, this year's CPAC auditioned four transgender activists who say they're Republicans. As the next new thing, they got a lot of attention (though they were unofficial participants). While it's likely that other groups wouldn't be allowed to stand for hours with signs in the convention center hallway, this group was not asked to leave. Possibly, they would have been approved for an exhibit table if they'd just coughed up $2,000.
In addition to unfurling their rainbow Gadsden flag ("Don't Tread on Me"), they held little placards reading:
Proud to be Conservative
Proud to be Transgender
Proud to be American
After a positive story in Newsweek and Slate's interview with the group's organizer, you can be pretty sure they'll be approved at CPAC next year. The American Conservative Union can't appear to be on the wrong side of history.
Someone has to talk to conservatives, said their leader, Jennifer Williams, even though many in the LGBT community wouldn't like them being at CPAC. Williams was giddy at the absence of social conservative groups, including the fact that MassResistance was banned. "There's not even one workshop regarding traditional marriage."
Williams told Slate:
Log Cabin Republicans have been here for three years straight and they've been very controversial in the past. One great thing CPAC did last year was banning Milo Yiannopoulos from coming to speak after everything happened to him, because he's one of the most anti-transgender conservatives out there, supposedly. I don't believe he's a conservative. And then this year they took away Mass Resistance being able to have a booth once they learned about their anti-LGBT views and particularly anti-transgender views, because right now there's a bill in Massachusetts to remove public accommodations. So that growth has been amazing. A lot of it is built by the younger generation, the millennials.
Williams says that most CPAC attendees have been accepting of her [sic] and her [sic] fellow activists' presence, with perhaps one out of 30 evincing a negative reaction, such as a thumbs-down gesture. She [sic] believes that acceptance will only increase. "I know," she [sic] says, "we can change hearts and minds."
Williams said in a Twitter interview:
One of the most conservative things you can actually do, if you think about it, is be transgender. Because you're seizing your identity, you're seizing who you are, and saying to the world, "I'm living free as myself, I'm living authentically." I fully believe in limited government, but that limited government extends to not telling people who [sic] they should be married to, or who should they [sic] be.
Well, since it's just about "freedom" and limited government, CPAC will have to let them have a table next year!
Williams clearly wants to change Republican positions on transgenders in the military and on housing and employment discrimination legislation. His question – "What are we gonna do for those three years [remaining in Trump's term]? Wait for an impeachment?" – is a dead giveaway that he is an infiltrator.
It's telling that the college-age trans demonstrator in the group is a member of a relatively new nationwide (nominally conservative) campus group, Turning Point USA. Their motto: "Big Government Sucks." (Nice tone!) The organization bought its "Supporting Sponsor" ticket to CPAC 2018 for a mere $28,000. The big funders like the libertarian approach. "Transgender rights" will fit right in.
Turning Point USA's leader, Charlie Kirk, has said the "gay issue" is dead in the Republican Party and that it's time to move on to bigger things. The group's focus is promoting free-market and limited government principles (i.e., libertarianism). He says the group is also fighting the "culture war," which he defines as promoting free speech and a "diversity of ideas." The one thing that holds Republicans together is "freedom, freedom, freedom," he claims. He welcomes the "sea change" in the party, which is increasingly open to drug legalization and the redefinition of marriage. "Gay marriage...whatever!" (Next year he might say, "Transgender...whatever!") He thinks government can protect social conservatives who have religious objections to LGBT demands without disturbing the attack against marriage or the anti-discrimination laws that lead to persecution.
Yes, we've apparently reached a turning point, where our social stability can go to Hell with the blessing with the increasingly libertarian CPAC. (CPAC "Transitioning".)
By the way, Charlie Kirk, who coined the phrase “Make America Great Again,” was very quick to condemn the students of Covington Catholic High School after they had been confronted by Native American activist Nathan Phillips in Washington, District of Columbia, after the March for Life on Friday, January 18, 2019, the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter in Antioch. Kirk later apologized. However, it is a little cheeky for some naturalists in the Trump camp to complain about how the mainslime media rushed to give the Justin Smollett hoax credibility when some of them did the same thing with as believed the lies told by the mainslime media about the Covington Catholic High School students.
Unfortunately for the author of the 2018 article quoted just above, the “turning point” came in the form of the Protestant Revolution. It is very easy to accept moral relativism when one accepts theological relativism’s belief that each believer is his own “interpreter” of Sacred Scripture, meaning that contradictory “opinions” are “true” for those who hold them. Such a witches’ brew of irrationality and illogic started a process of degeneration whose perfections of degeneracy as being demonstrated with great clarity today.
You doubt my word?
Consider the words of Pope Leo XIII in Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885:
But that harmful and deplorable passion for innovation which was aroused in the sixteenth century threw first of all into confusion the Christian religion, and next, by natural sequence, invaded the precincts of philosophy, whence it spread amongst all classes of society. From this source, as from a fountain-head, burst forth all those later tenets of unbridled license which, in the midst of the terrible upheavals of the last century, were wildly conceived and boldly proclaimed as the principles and foundation of that new conception of law which was not merely previously unknown, but was at variance on many points with not only the Christian, but even the natural law. (Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885.)
The confusion that exists in the minds of most men in the world at this time has, of course, been exacerbated by the apostasies of Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, which has made its "reconciliation" with the naturalistic, anti-Incarnational, religiously indifferentist and semi-Pelagian (the belief that human beings can more or less "save themselves" by "stirring up" graces in their own immortal souls) principles of Modernity. Long before conciliarism came to light at the "Second" Vatican Council, however, even the minds of many, if not most, Catholics were deformed as a result of living in a world of pluralism and unfettered "free speech" and "freedom of the press" and "freedom of religion," resulting in most of them accepting the premises of naturalism most uncritically as both natural and normal and as perfectly compatible with the truths of the Catholic Faith.
No matter the ongoing coup against President Donald John Trump, a coup that is, of course, and outrageous and has the full support of the so-called special counsel, Robert Mueller, and a slew of career prosecutors in the United States Department of Justice and the offices of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and the New York State Attorney General's office, we must also remember that the incremental advance of evil is actually more insidious than efforts to advance evil directly and boldly as it is relatively easy for the adversary to purchase silence from the good about evil’s incremental advance in exchange for a few crumbs that will get taken away sooner or later. In the meantime, of course, the evil of sodomy has become institutionalized and its march is continuing in the current “pro-life” administration just as it had in the supposedly “pro-life” administration of George Walker Bush and Richard Bruce Cheney (see Appendix B below). This is all a farce, ladies and gentlemen.
It is either Christ or chaos. There is nothing in between. Nothing at all.
The Incarnation has occurred.
The Word has become Flesh, and dwelt amongst us.
Christ the King, the Word made Flesh in his Most Blessed Mother’s Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, has redeemed us by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross.
The Divine Redeemer has risen from the dead and has ascended to the right hand of His Co-Equal, Co-Eternal God the Father in Heaven.
God the Holy Ghost hath descended upon the Apostles, Our Lady and the others gathered in the Upper Room in Jerusalem on Pentecost Sunday.
The Holy Gospel of Christ the King has been preached to every quarter of the world.
We are not free to act as though these plain facts are irrelevant to the fate of men of their nations or, worse yet, to be silent about them to show our “loyalty” to a man who demands personal loyalty but who supports all manner of evil and has dared—and I do mean dared—to give the Zionist State of Israel everything it desires (no less terming Jerusalem to be the “eternal capital of the Jewish people”) and is even engaging in saber rattling with the Islamic Republic of Iran in behalf of Benjamin Netanayhu and the Israeli Defense Force.
Although a separate commentary that is almost completed will deal with the ongoing sham within the Walls of the Occupied Vatican that is being conducted by a sham “pope” and his sham “bishops” to excuse themselves for their sham religious sect’s systematic “malign neglect,” if you will, of the recruitment, retention, promotion and protection of sodomites and their crimes by not focusing on those crimes at all, suffice it for the moment to say that the conciliar revolutionaries share culpability in the global spread of sodomy as it whole false theological and invalid liturgical ethos has been colored by the lavender collective and its agenda. The false religious sect of conciliarism has reaffirmed public officials and private individuals in their support for the promotion of sodomy, which makes the following reflection for Thursday of Sexagesima Week that was written by Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., in the middle of the Nineteenth Century quite relevant.
God promised Noah that He would never more punish the earth with a deluge. But, in His justice, He has many times visited the sins of men with a scourge which, in more senses than one, bears a resemblance to a deluge: the invasion of enemies. We meet with these invasions in every age; and each time we see the hand of God. We can trace the crimes that each of them was sent to punish, and in each we find a manifest proof of the infinite justice wherewith God governs the world. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year: Volume IV: Septuagesima, p. 167.)
Dom Prosper Gueranger’s reflections on Sexagesima Week revolve around the state the theme in the Divine Office for Sexagesima, namely, God’s destruction of the world by means of the Deluge or the Great Men lived lives of great detestation, and as bad as things were then—and they were so bad that God repented of having made man—they are worse now than ever before.
Look at how indifferent most Catholics are in the face of the apostasies, heresies, blasphemies and sacrileges of the conciliar revolutionaries.
Look at how indifferent and blasé most Catholics are in the face of religious indifferentism and cultural pluralism.
Look at how indifferent most Catholics are to the use of blasphemy and profanity by public officials they think are making America great again.
Look at how some Catholics excuse sins of indecency and impurity just as blithely as Jorge Mario Bergoglio himself.
Look at how indifferent even most Catholics are to the nearly-global institutionalization of baby-killing, to the global vivisection of living human beings for vital bodily organs under the medical industry’s manufactured, profit-making myth called “brain death,” to the systematic elimination of those whose “quality of life” is determined by a “team of professionals” to be in decline and/or those who are deprived of consciousness at the moment of deaths expedited by an assortment of designer cocktails administered under the aegis of “palliative care,” to the daily dehydration of starvation of innocent human beings who are said to be “brain damage” or comatose or whose chance of recovery is deemed so “minimal” that it is judged better to do to them what one would be arrested for doing if tried on a animal, that is, to starve and dehydrate them to death, to the institutionalization of surrogate parenthood, gender mutation, artificial insemination and to the worldwide spread of sodomy and its related vices. This indifference extends now to the gene-editing of preborn babies that has taken place in Red China and has spread now even to the United States of America, which has long pioneered monstrous scientific experimentations, especially by means of the Rockefeller Foundation and its offshoot, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Although these evils are themselves horrific chastisements of the sort that neither Dom Prosper Gueranger or his younger contemporary in England, Father Henry James Coleridge, could have imagined possible, it is still nevertheless true that Our Lady will not hold back the hand of her Divine Son’s wrath indefinitely. There will come cataclysms of the like that have not been seen heretofore, and this is because the offenses against the Most Blessed Trinity are more novel, more extensive and more widely accepted than ever before.
Dom Prosper Gueranger went on to discuss the scourge of the invasions by the barbarians that were used by God to chastise the Roman Empire for its crimes and the conquest of the East by the Mohammedans that God ordained to chastise the heretics and schismatics of Orthodoxy:
It is not requisite that we should here mention the long list of revolutions, which we might almost say make up the history of mankind, for in its ever page we ready of conquests, extinction of races, destruction of nations, and violent amalgamations, which effaced the traditions and character of the several peoples that were forced into union. We will confine our considerations to the two great invasions, which the just anger of God has permitted to come upon the world since the commencement of the Christian era.
The Roman Empire had made itself as preeminent in crime as it was in power. It conquered the world, then corrupted it. Idolatry and immorality were the civilization it gave to the nations which had come under its sway. Christianity could save individuals in the great empire, but the empire itself could not be made Christian. God let loose upon it the deluge of barbarians. The stream of the wild invasion rose to the very dome of the Capitol; the empire was engulfed. The ruthless ministers of divine justice were conscious of their being chosen for this mission of vengeance and they gave themselves the name of ‘God’s scourge.’
When, later on, the Christian nations of the east had lost the faith which they themselves had transmitted to the western world; when they had disfigured the sacred symbol of the faith by their blasphemous heresies; the anger of God sent upon them, from Arabia, the deluge of Mahometanism. It swept away the Christian Churches, that had existed from the very time of the apostles. Jerusalem, the favoured Jerusalem, on which Jesus lavished His tenderest love, even she became a victim to the infidel hordes. Antioch and Alexandria, with their patriarchates, were plunged into the vilest slavery; and at length Constantinople, that had so obstinately provoked the divine indignation, was made the very capital of the Turkish empire.
And we, the western nations, if we return not to the Lord and God, shall we be spared? Shall the flood-gates of heaven’s vengeance, the torrent of fresh Vandals, over be menacing to burst upon us, yet never come? Where is the country of our own Europe, that has not corrupted its way, as in the days of Noah? that has not made conventions against the Lord and His Christ? that has not clamoured out of that old cry of revolt: Let us break their bonds asunder, let us cast away their yoke upon us? Well may we fear that the time is at hand, when, despite our haughty confidence in our means of defence, Christ our Lord, to whom all nations have been given by the Father, shall rule us with a rod of iron and break us in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Let us propitiate the anger of our offended God, and follow the inspired counsel of the royal prophet: Serve ye the Lord with fear: embrace the discipline of His law; lest, at any time, the Lord be angry, and yet perish from the just way. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year: Volume IV: Septuagesima, pp. 167-169.)
We must remember that “America the great” has spread the evils of Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry throughout Catholic lands in the Americas and in The Philippines.
“America the great” has exported its “values” of “freedom of conscience” around the world, thus letting loose a torrent of vice. For example, contraceptives have been introduced into various lands “liberated” by American forces, including Iraq in the immediate aftermath of the unjust, immoral and unconstitutional American invasion and subsequent occupation of that country, whose infrastructure was destroyed by American bombing and then rebuilt in a shoddy manner by American contractors who had to redo the jobs they did once. More than three-quarters of the ancient Catholic population of Iraq has been forced to flee to other lands and historic Catholic churches were levelled to the ground by American forces and by invaders from Iran who took full advantage of the fact that the American invasion sixteen years ago left Iraq’s borders more porous than the American border with the United Mexican States.
The spread of Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry by the United States of America is evil. Hideously evil.
The spread of contraception and other “family planning” programs by means of American foreign that began under President Richard Milhous Nixon fifty years ago this year is evil.
The spread of immodest fashions, blasphemous entertainment and riotous “music” designed to agitate the soul and to lead people into lives of rebellion and nihilism is evil.
We must use the remaining nine days before Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019, which is also the Commemoration of Saints Perpetua and Felicity, to resolve to make penances for these great offenses against God and His truth, both supernatural and natural, that have defaced the face of the earth and defiled souls as well as to make reparations for our own many sins that have worsened both the state of the Church Militant on earth and the world-at-large in this time of unspeakable horrors.
Although relative late in the day here the United States of America, it is still Sexagesima Sunday. The Holy Gospel which was proclaimed at Holy Mass today concerned Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’s Parable of the Sower and the Seed. Father Maurice Meschler’s reflection on this parable should inspire us to resolve to beg Our Lady to change our lives and to make our souls the sort of good ground which the seed, the grace of God, can take deep root in our lives and elevate us to the heights of personal sanctity:
The aim of the parable of the seed is to represent the varied success of the Word and the kingdom of God which results from the various dispositions of the souls and the minds of men. The parable teaches how the kingdom of God is received in various ways, in consequence of the various difficulties which it encounters in men’s hearts; and exhorts at the same time to remove those difficulties and prepare the heart for the reception of the kingdom. The parable concerns all, Jews and Gentiles, sinners and just, according to the disposition of each one, and according as each has to advance from unbelief to faith, from faith to the state of grace, and from the state of grace to perfection.
2. Development and Application of the Parable
The seed is the Word of God, the Word of revelation and faith (Mark iv. 14. Luke viii. 11); but it also signifies the whole economy of grace, the kingdom of God (Matt. xiii. 19). The Church with all her supernatural means of salvation—faith, prayer, grace, the Sacraments—even Christ Himself, Who often compares Himself to a grain of corn (John xii. 24). The field is the world, man, and the heart of man. Especial stress is laid upon this by St. Matthew (xiii. 19) and St. Mark (iv. 15-20), who say that men are sown. The sower is God, Christ, and also all those who are commissioned by Him to preach the Word to men. The act of sowing signifies preaching and the administration of the means of grace
In consequence of interior and exterior hindrances and of the different manner in which these hindrances are treated, the fate of the seed is twofold: it remains unfruitful, or it brings forth fruit.
The seed remains unfruitful and is wasted under three circumstances, and with three classes of men.—First, when it falls upon the road or by the roadside. The road, as regards the nature of is soil, is hard and unprepared, and thus unfitted for the reception of the seed. The latter therefore remains upon the surface, and is either trodden under foot by the passers-by (Luke viii. 5) or eaten by birds (Matt. xii. 4. Mark iv. 4). There are then two cause of unfruitfulness: an interior, the hardness of the soil; and an exterior, the passers-by and the birds. By the figure of the hard soil of the road are signified people who, on account of the hardness of heart, dissipation, worldliness and earthly views, are insensible and unsusceptible to things supernatural, —altogether materially disposed and worldly people. They “hear the Word” but “understand it not” (Matt. xiii. 19), on account of the hardness of their hearts. In addition to this, worldly distractions and the Evil One steal away the Word of faith out of their hearts and minds. –Another circumstance under which the seed perishes is its falling upon a superficial layer of earth over the rocks. The seed is received, to be sure, and shoots up; but since it cannot find sufficient soil, it does not take deep root, has not the necessary moisture (Luke viii. 6) to bear the heat of the sun (Matt. xiii. 5, 6. Mark iv. 5, 6), and so it withers away. Here there is a double cause of unfruitfulness; the interior cause is the shallowness of the earth, and the exterior the heat of the sun. This figure typifies those who have too little stability, and courage to preserve the life of faith and grace which they have received, in spite of outward difficulties. Imaginative and impulsive people are especially meant here. They receive the Word with joy and enthusiasm, but it does not take firm hold of their will, only of their feelings, which are inconstant and determined by outward influences. So they believe only for a time (Luke viii. 13. Mark iv. 17. Matt. xiii. 21); but when any opposition or persecution of the Word breaks out, they are scandalized (Matt. xiii. 21. Mark iv. 7) and fall away (Luke viii. 13. –Lastly, there is another circumstance under which the seed remains unfruitful; namely, when the soil is good for planting, but encumbered with weeds, thistles and underwood. The weeds grow up with the seed, and even more quickly than it does. They deprive it of moisture and light, and choke it. Here, then, there is only one cause, viz. encumbrance of the ground. By this comparison are meant those who allow their hearts to be occupied with temporal cares, the deceitfulness of riches (Matt. xiii. 22) and other concupiscences (Mark iv. 19) and lusts of life. These stifle and check every higher growth of grace.
But the seed has also a better fate. In the hearts of many it springs up, grows, and bears fruit, in the one thirty, in another sixty, and in a third a hundredfold—fruit of faith, grace, merit and perfection. The cause of this fruitfulness is the goodness of the soil (Luke viii. 8. Mark iv. 8. Matt. xiii. 8), which consists in the exact opposite of the qualifies which hinder the fruitfulness of the seed in other hearts. A man must hear the Word and receive it into his heart, and this heart must be soft and susceptible, capable of deep feeling, firm and enduring (Luke viii. 15), must be free from evil and from earthly desires and endeavours; then it will bear with God’s grace thirty, sixty, and even a hundredfold of fruit, as was the case in favoured Galilee (Gen. xxvi. 12).
3. Conclusion to be Drawn from the Parable
The lesson we are to draw from this parable, then, will be that we must remove all hindrances which prevent the Word of God from bearing fruit in our hearts, in order that it may bring forth the desired harvest. For this reason our Saviour adds to the parable the significant words: “He that hath ears to ear, let him hear” (Mark iv. 9. Mat xiii. 9). There are many and beautiful motives for this to be found in the parable.
The first motive lies in the condition of the field, i.e. of our hearts. We can bear fruit, if we will. Therein lies the difference between a piece of arable land and our hearts. We have the latter in our power, but not the former, at least not entirely. Grace is not wanting to us, as is shown by the amplification in St. Mark (iv. 26-29). If even the worst field can be made productive by pain and labour, how much more then our hearts! Let us till them, therefore, deepen their soil and remove the weeds!
The second motive lies in the value of the seed. It is exceedingly precious, first in its intrinsic worthy, on account of its origin and nature. It is supernatural and divine. The whole creation with all its natural powers is not able to produce, obtain or even merit one single degree of grace. –Secondly, the seed is precious on account of its fruitfulness and the gain it can bring us. Great as the fruitfulness of a grain of wheat can be under the most favourable circumstances, it can nevertheless not equal the fruitfulness of one grace. The latter is infinite and eternal, by its recompense in heaven. But proportionately great and deplorable is the loss of grace through our miserable passions, such as idleness, inconstancy, lust and avarice.
The third motive lies in the sower. The sower is God and our Divine Saviour. How much it has cost Him to purchase the seed, bring it to us and scatter it abroad! How liberally He scatters this seed in the world and in our hearts! No sower has such an ardent longing to reap the harvest of his seed as He has. He wishes this for our sakes; He wishes it for the sake of the teaching Church, which He has commissioned to scatter the seed abroad, as well as of the Church in general, which gains in riches, merit, power, and favour with God by this blessing of an abundant harvest of our hearts; He wishes it, lastly, for His own sake. He is the originator, cultivator and Lord of the great harvest. (Father Maurice Meschler, S.J., The Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ, The Son of God, in Meditations, Volume II, Freiburg Im Breisgau 1928 Herder & Co., Publishers to the Holy Apostolic See, pp. 396-401.)
May Our Lady help us in these next ten days (all right, I know, about nine days and a few hours) to make good resolutions to cooperate with the graces her Divine Son won for us by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood during His fearful Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our souls through her loving hands as the Mediatrix of All Graces. Every Rosary we pray can help plant seeds that might, please God and by Our Lady’s maternal intercessory power, help to convert souls, starting with our own.
As we know, the final triumph belongs to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and her Fatima Message.
This time will pass.
What matters to us is if we preserver to the end, and without relying upon Our Lady, of course, we as lost as those who perished in the Deluge.
May Our Lady help us now and always to be the firm defenders of Christ the King by both word and example.
Vivat Christus Rex!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Triumph soon!
Our Lady of the 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 Matthias, pray for us.
Saint Alphonsus de Ligouri
On the Means Necessary for Salvation (Sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent
I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord.” John 1:23.
All would wish to be saved and to enjoy the glory of Heaven; but to gain Heaven, it is necessary to walk in the straight road that leads to eternal bliss. This road is the observance of the divine commands. Hence, in his preaching, the Baptist exclaimed, “Make straight the way of the Lord.” In order to be able to walk always in the way of the Lord, without turning to the right or to the left, it is necessary to adopt the proper means. These means are, first, diffidence in ourselves; secondly, confidence in God; thirdly, resistance to temptations.
First Means. Diffidence in ourselves.
1. “With fear and trembling,” says the Apostle, “work out your salvation.” (Phil. 2:12). To secure eternal life, we must be always penetrated with fear, we must be always afraid of ourselves (with fear and trembling)., and distrust altogether our own strength; for, without the divine grace we can do nothing. “Without me,” says Jesus Christ, “you can do nothing.” We can do nothing for the salvation of our own souls. St. Paul tells us, that of ourselves we are not capable of even a good thought. “Not that we are sufficient to think anything of ourselves, as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.” (2 Cor. 3:5). Without the aid of the Holy Spirit, we cannot even pronounce the name of Jesus so as to deserve a reward. “And no one can say the Lord Jesus, but by the Holy Spirit” (1 Cor. 12:8).
2. Miserable the man who trusts to himself in the way of God. St. Peter experienced the sad effects of self-confidence. Jesus Christ said to him, “In this night, before cockcrow, you will deny me thrice.” (Matt. 26:31). Trusting in his own strength and his goodwill, the Apostle replied, “Yea, through I should die with you, I will not deny you.” (5:35). What was the result? On the night on which Jesus Christ had been taken, Peter was reproached in the court of Caiphas with being one of the disciples of the Savior. The reproach filled him with fear, he thrice denied his Master, and swore that he had never known him. Humility and diffidence in ourselves are so necessary for us, that God permits us sometimes to fall into sin, that, by our fall, we may acquire humility arid a knowledge of our own weakness. Through want of humility David also fell, hence, after his sin, he said, “Before I was humbled, I offended.” (Ps. 118:67).
3. Hence, the Holy Spirit pronounces blessed the man who is always in fear, “Blessed is the man who is always fearful.” (Prov. 28:14). He who is afraid of falling distrusts his own strength, avoids as much as possible all dangerous occasions, and recommends himself often to God, and thus preserves his soul from sin. But the man who is not fearful, but full of self-confidence, easily exposes himself to the danger of sin, he seldom recommends himself to God, and thus he falls. Let us imagine a person suspended over a great precipice by a cord held by another. Surely he would constantly cry out to the person who supports him, "Hold fast, hold fast; for Gods sake, do not let go." We are all in danger of falling into the abyss of all crime, if God does not support us. Hence, we should constantly beseech him to keep his hands over us, and to succor us in all dangers.
4. In rising from bed, St. Philip Neri used to say every morning, Lord, keep your hand this day over Philip; if you do not, Philip will betray you. And one day, as he walked through the city, reflecting on his own misery, he frequently said, "I despair, I despair.' A Certain religious who heard him, believing that the saint was really tempted to despair, corrected him, and encouraged him to hope in the divine mercy. But the saint replied, “I despair of myself, but I trust in God.” Hence, during this life, in which we are exposed to so many dangers of losing God, it is necessary for us to live always in great diffidence of ourselves, and full of confidence in God.
Second Means. Confidence in God.
5. St. Francis de Sales says, that the mere attention to self-diffidence on account of our own weakness, would only render us pusillanimous, and expose us to great danger of abandoning ourselves to a tepid life, or even to despair. The more we distrust our own strength, the more we should confide in the divine mercy. This is a balance, says the same saint, in which the more the scale of confidence in God is raised, the more the scale of diffidence in ourselves descends.
6. Listen to me, O sinners who have had the misfortune of having hitherto offended God, and of being condemned to hell, if the Devil tells you that but little hope remains of your eternal salvation, answer him in the words of the Scripture, “No one has hoped in the Lord, and has been confounded." (Sir. 2:11). No sinner has ever trusted in God, and has been lost. Make, then, a firm purpose to sin no more; abandon yourselves into the arms of the divine goodness; and rest
assured that God will have mercy on you, and save you from Hell. “Cast your care upon the Lord, and he shall sustain you.” (Ps. 54:23). The Lord, as we read in Blosius, one day said to St. Gertrude, “He who confides in me, does me such violence that I cannot but hear all his petitions”
7. “But,” says the Prophet Isaias, “they that hope in the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall take wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.” (40:31). They who place their confidence in God shall renew their strength; they shall lay aside their own weakness, and shall acquire the strength of God; they shall fly like eagles in the way of the Lord, without fatigue and without ever failing. David says, that “mercy shall encompass him that hope in the Lord.” (Ps. 31:10). He that hopes in the Lord shall be encompassed by his mercy, so that he shall never be abandoned by it.
8. St. Cyprian says, that the divine mercy is an inexhaustible fountain. They who bring vessels of the greatest confidence, draw from it the greatest graces Hence, the Royal Prophet has said, “Let your mercy Lord be upon us, as we have hoped in you.” (Ps. 32:22). Whenever the Devil terrifies us by placing before our eyes the great difficulty of persevering in the grace of God in spite of all the dangers and sinful occasions of this life, let us, without answering him, raise our eyes to God, and hope that in his goodness he will certainly send us help to resist every attack. “I have lifted up my eyes to the mountains, from Hence, help shall come to me.” (Ps. 120:1). And when the enemy represents to us our weakness, let us say with the Apostle “I can do all in him who strengthens me. “ (Phil. 4:13 ). Of myself I can do nothing; but I trust in God, that by his grace I shall be able to do all things.
9. Hence, in the midst of the greatest dangers of perdition to which we are exposed, we should continually turn to Jesus Christ, and. throwing ourselves into the hands of him who redeemed us by his death, should say, "Into your hands I commend my spirit, you have redeemed me, O Lord, the God of truth.” (Ps. 30:6). This prayer should be said with great confidence of obtaining eternal life, and to it we should add, “In you, O Lord, I have hoped; let me not be confounded forever” (Ps.30:1).
Third Means. Resistance to temptations.
10. It is true that when we have recourse to God with confidence in dangerous temptations, he assists us; but, in certain very urgent occasions, the Lord sometimes wishes that we cooperate, and do violence to ourselves, to resist temptations. On such occasions, it will not be enough to have recourse to God once or twice; it will be necessary to multiply prayers, and frequently to prostrate ourselves and send up our sighs before the image of the Blessed Virgin and the crucifix, crying out with tears, Mary, my mother, assist me; Jesus, my Savior, save me, for your mercy's sake do not abandon me, do not permit me to lose you.
11. Let us keep in mind the words of the Gospel, “How narrow is the gate and strait is the way that leads to life, and few there are that find it.” (Matt. 7:14). The way to Heaven is strait and narrow, they who wish to arrive at that place of bliss by walking in the paths of pleasure shall be disappointed, and therefore few reach it, because few are willing to use violence to themselves in resisting temptations., “The kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent bear it away.” (Matt. 11:12). In explaining this passage, a certain writer says,“Vi queritur, invaditur, occupatur.” It must be sought and obtained by violence, he who wishes to obtain it without inconvenience, or by leading a soft and irregular life, shall not acquire it he shall be excluded from it.
12. To save their souls, some of the saints have retired into the cloister; some have confined themselves in a cave; others have embraced torments and death. “The violent bear it away” Some complain of their want of confidence in God; but they do not perceive that their diffidence arises from the weakness of their resolution to serve God. St. Teresa used to say, “Of irresolute souls the Devil has no fear” And the Wise Man has declared, that “desires kill the slothful." (Prov. 21:25). Some would wish to be saved and to become saints, but never resolve to adopt the means of salvation, such as meditation, the frequentation of the sacraments, detachment from creatures; or, if they adopt these means, they soon give them up. In a word, they are satisfied with fruitless desires, and thus continue to live in enmity with God, or at least in tepidity, which in the end leads them to the loss of God. Thus in them are verified the words of the Holy Spirit, “desires kill the slothful.”
13. If, then, we wish to save our souls, and to become saints, we must make a strong resolution not only in general to give ourselves to God, but also in particular to adopt the proper means, and never to abandon them after having once taken them up. Hence, we must never cease to pray to Jesus Christ, and to His holy Mother for holy perseverance. (Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, Sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent, “The Means Necessary for Salvation.”)
From the Howard Phillips Issues and Strategy Bulletin, March 15, 2005, on the George Walker Bush Administration's Support for Sodomy Globally
USAID’s PRO-SODOMY, PRO-PROMISCUITY SUBSIDIES CONTINUED BY BUSH ADMINISTRATION
"For the past several years, USAID, run by the U.S. State Department, has awarded multimillion dollar grants to promote homosexuality and promiscuity to teens throughout Central and South America, and Africa.
"In USAID-funded programs throughout Central America, children and teens are targeted with pamphlets and advertisements of colored and flavored condoms which depict the faces of young boys and children as young as seven years of age (cf. Y, Como No se Pasa, Fundacion Fomento en Salud, Honduras)."
AN ASSAULT ON CHRISTIAN MORALITY FUNDED WITH YOUR TAXES
"USAID-funded condom billboards appear in newspapers and on billboards overseas, in violation of local laws which require information about risks. In family planning clinics throughout Central America and Africa, IUDs and Depo-Provera are promoted to teens and women without adequate information about risks, in violation of informed consent provisions of U.S. law. In Honduras, IUDs are provided to anemic women without informed consent, and massive sterilization programs are promoted in government hospitals."
WHY DOES BUSH FUND PRO-HOMO PROPAGANDA?
"In Honduras, a USAID manual titled, Speaking About Sexuality With Young People, is aimed at getting ‘boys and girls’ to ‘acknowledge the existence of homosexuality in the population.’
"According to this USAID manual, promoted in schools throughout Honduras, homosexuality fulfills an important role in the sexual socialization of youngsters. ‘Youngsters today have to recognize the existence of male and female homosexuality.’ "
TEN-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN ARE MENTALLY SODOMIZED
"In a section of the manual titled ‘Talking About Sexuality With Youngsters,’ teachers are encouraged to ask ten-year-old children: ‘If you have never had sex with a person of the same sex, how do you know if you would prefer it?’ Homosexuals such as Oscar Wilde are promoted as heroes, and photos of transvestites are provided to children."
A BIPARTISAN RAPE OF THE INNOCENT
"The manual is part of USAID’s AIDSCAP program, implemented in over 30 developing countries by highly funded population control groups including Family Health International (FHI).
"FHI is one of USAID’s oldest and most highly funded population control NGOs. According to USAID, FHI ‘improves reproductive health’ among people ten to 24 years old (HIV/AIDS Partnerships, USAID, Global Health Bureau). FHI also promotes programs designed to provide lubricants for men who have sex with other men (‘HIV/AIDS Interventions With Men Who Have Sex With Men,’ Family Health International, 2003)."
BUSH AND CONGRESS HAVE FUNDED FHI – THEY CAN STOP IT
"Most people would agree that promoting homosexuality and distributing graphic sexual material to children as young as ten years old is wrong. Most taxpayers would be alarmed to know that U.S. funds are paying for these programs. But FHI has been aggressively promoting sexual material, including material on homosexuality, to children for years.
"In 2001, FHI received $85 million from USAID to promote sex education to children and teens (‘USAID Award to FHI Promotes Youth Reproductive Health,’ Family Health International, October 2, 2001). FHI’s program, titled YouthNet, provides IUDs, contraceptive pills, and Depo-Provera to children as young as ten years old in developing nations. Post-abortion care (a euphemism for manual vacuum abortion) is also available to children."
NEW WORLD ORDER AGENDA IS DERIVED FROM KARL MARX’S HATRED OF WESTERN CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION
"USAID’s YouthNet program is designed to destroy genuine faith-based abstinence initiatives, and integrate programs for teens and children into already-existing adult HIV/AIDS/Sexual and Reproductive Health programs throughout the world. Where genuine faith-based groups strive to promote abstinence to teens, FHI seeks to ‘go beyond traditional children’s religious education to address sexual behaviors explicitly’ (‘Faith-Based Programs for Youth,’ Family Health International, 2003)." Source: Steven W. Mosher, The Wanderer, 8/14/03, p. 9. (As found in Howard Phillips Issues and Strategy Bulletin, March 15, 2005. I had forgotten about the fact that the late Mr. Phillips, who never converted to the Catholic Faith before he died on April 20, 2013, had quoted a certain Remnant columnist at the time at the time elsewhere in the same issue.)