Jorge and Joe: A Jacobin/Bolshevik Love Story

One of the reasons that I republished five of my commentaries about Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the Feast of Saints Fabian and Sebastian, was to make it clear to newer readers of this website that no one should mistake my criticisms of the multiple errors of the false opposite of the naturalist “right” for any kind of support for any kind of “softness” about the errors of the false opposite of the naturalist “left.” Error is error, and error can only produce endless divisions, needless agitations and, ultimately, civil unrest and violence in its wretched wake.

I am opposed to each of the errors of Judeo-Masonic naturalism bar none, and I will never cease to point out to the very few people who read these articles that the opposition between the false opposites of the “naturalist “left” and the naturalist “right” only institutionalizes more and more errors of one kind or another, which reflect the disorder within the souls of the men who promote them and then produce ceaseless agitation when those errors fail to produce the results predicted by their adherents. Those who are steeped in naturalism can never accept or understand that each of the problems in the world are the consequences of Original Sin and of the Actual Sins of men. Problems must continue to multiply and mutate endlessly unless men reform their lives in cooperation with the graces won for us by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ during the Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross on Good Friday and that flow into their souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces and then make reparation for our sins. This is why we can never permit ourselves to fall prey to the agitations that supposedly pit the “good guys” versus the “bad guys” in public as there is nothing good in adhering to errors or any kind and to act as though revealed truth has no role to play in public life.

Remember, no matter the differences between the “left” and the “right,” naturalism’s mortal combatants, they are united as one in rejecting the relevance of the Catholic Faith as the sole foundation, but never the absolute guarantor of, social order:

I refer to the "false opposites" of the "left" and the "right" because, despite their differences over  the powers "government" over that of the "individual," both the "left" and the "right" reject Catholicism as the one and only foundation of personal and social order. The adherents of the "left" and the "right" believe that it is neither prudent or necessary to acknowledge that the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity in the Virginal and Immaculate Womb of His Most Blessed Mother has changed human history. Such adherents also reject any suggestions that both men and their nations must be subordinate to Christ the King and the authority of His true Church on all that pertains to the good of souls and that the civil government has an obligation to pursue the common temporal good in light of man's Last End.

No matter the differences between "conservatives" and "liberals," my friends, they both have one mind and one heart in the belief that man does not need the teaching and sanctifying offices of the Catholic Church to guide them in their private and social lives. This is, of course, the triumph of the Judeo-Masonic spirit of naturalism that was dissected so well by Pope Leo XIII. It matters little as to who is or is not a formally enrolled member of the "lodges" when most Catholics and non-Catholics alike are infected with the ethos of naturalism.

Similarly, any civil leader who believes that can, either by himself or with others, pursue genuine order without the help of Our Lady and the use of her Most Holy Rosary is a fool. We must give public honor to Christ the King and to Mary our Immaculate Queen. 

Our system of false opposites is inherently unstable, although it is certainly true that the current administration, which did indeed come into existence despite the “qanon” idiocy led its cultists to think that former President Donald Trump was going to stay in power despite the certification of the electoral votes on January 6, 2021, the Feast of the Epiphany, and in defiance of the plain words of the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America (“The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin”), will do everything possible to make the executive orders issued by the cognitively challenged, perpetually thin-skinned and gaffe-prone President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., beyond all possibility of being reversed in the unlikely event that a member of the organized crime family of the naturalist “right” can ever reclaim the presidency again. It has always been the case in the past forty years or so that what was done by the outgoing administration of one party gets undone by the administration of the opposition party immediately upon taking office. This is a farce, and it is a farce that so few people, including most Catholics, recognize as such.

Case-in-point: the so-called “Mexico City Policy,” which was reinstated by President Donald John Trump four years ago after his predecessor, Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro had in 2009 rescinded George Walker Bush’s reinstatement of it after it had been rescinded by William Jefferson Blythe Clinton on January 22, 1993. President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., became the third president on Friday, January 22, 2021, the Feast of Saints Vincent and Anastasius, to rescind the Mexico City Policy, which was by President Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 22, 1984.

The Mexico City Policy prohibits the use of Federal funding for surgical abortions at baby-killing mills operated by non-government organizations (NGO) such as, but not limited to, Planned Barrenhood International, and it also prohibits these NGOs from referring their unsuspecting clients to facilities in foreign countries that do kill babies surgically. There are loopholes aplenty, however, that will be discussed below in great detail. Significantly, though, there is no prohibition on the provision of contraceptive pills and devices that work as abortifacients and permits the slaughter of the innocent preborn by these NGO’s in “hard cases” (forcible assault on a woman resulting in the conception of a child, incest and alleged threats to a mother’s life).

There is, therefore, quite a predictable pattern of what happens when an administration of the false opposite of the “left” replaces one of the “right” and when one of the naturalist “right” replaces one of the “left.” This pattern is playing itself out now as President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., issues a slew of executive orders, presidential directives and memoranda to undo most of the significant executive orders, presidential directives and memoranda that had been issued by former President Donald John Trump between January 20, 2017, and January 20, 2021.

By the way, do you know who announced that Biden would rescind the Mexico City policy for a third time?

Sure, you do.

None other than the octogenarian named Dr. Anthony Fauci, he of plandemic fame, he who wants to keep us locked down in perpetuity as enjoys a fresh lease on power in the new administration:

President Biden will rescind a controversial policy in the coming days that bans the use of U.S. funding for foreign organizations that provide or promote abortions. 

The so-called Mexico City policy, first established by former President Reagan in 1984 and named for the city he announced it in, requires that foreign groups receiving family planning aid from the U.S. government agree not to provide or promote abortions — even with funding from other sources. 

Described as a “global gag rule” by reproductive health advocates, the policy has been rescinded by Democratic presidents and reinstated by Republicans since Reagan, and has been in effect for 19 of the past 34 years. 

“It will be our policy to support women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights in the United States, as well as globally,” Anthony Fauci said in remarks to the World Health Organization Thursday morning.

“To that end, President Biden will be revoking the Mexico City policy in the coming days, as part of his broader commitment to protect women’s health and advance gender equality at home and around the world.”

Trump reinstated the ban upon taking office in 2017 and later expanded it to cover all global health assistance, including funding for HIV, maternal and child health and malaria programs. 

Biden’s expected rescission of the ban means foreign organizations will no longer have to certify that they don’t perform or promote abortions to receive U.S. global health aid. 

Opponents of the ban argued it forced organizations to choose between funding for critical global health issues and providing patients with advice and information about abortions. Organizations that accepted the funding were also banned from performing abortions, funding other organizations that offer abortions, or advocating for changes to a country’s abortion laws. 

U.S. funding for abortion is already banned through other laws, but supporters of the Mexico City policy argue any funding that goes to organizations performing or promoting abortions indirectly supports the procedure. A review by the Trump administration found that more than 50 organizations declined to accept the awards under the new policy, including programs that funded family planning, services for HIV and AIDs, maternal and child health, tuberculosis and nutrition, mostly impacting efforts in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Access to care had been disrupted or delayed in some countries where some grantees declined to participate under the abortion ban and alternative providers could not be found.

Documents obtained by The Hill show Biden plans to rescind the Mexico City Policy Jan. 28 and on the same day disavow a multilateral declaration organized by the Trump administration that asserts there is no “international human right to abortion.” 

The “Geneva Declaration,” which was signed by countries like Egypt and Uganda, was intended as a rebuke of the United Nations’s support for “sexual and reproductive rights,” language the Trump administration had argued endorses abortion.  (Biden to Rescind Mexico City Policy in coming days.)

Although I will have more to say about Anthony Fauci in part ten of “Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus,” suffice it to say for the moment that former President Donald John Trump was quite foolish to place any level of trust to have in Fauci, who is a career deepstatenik of the first order. Fauci had nothing but contempt for him and was deeply opposed to the anti-abortion agenda of the previous administration.

Dr. Anthony Fauci should have been fired years ago. Then again, this is yet another example of how necessary it is for one contemplating a run for the presidency to be surrounded by those who are knowledgeable about the structure of the Federal government and who can conduct a thorough review of the policies advanced by those who serve at the sub-Cabinet level, including career civil servants and career foreign service officers. Although career civil servants cannot be fired without administrative cause, they can be removed from positions from which they can exercise a wide latitude of discretion to interpret Federal laws and to issue regulations that have the binding force of law. Anyone truly serious about draining the swamp has start with kicking statist ideologues such as Anthony Fauci to the curb by demoting them within the bureaucracy to shuffle papers or to take their retirements, which, in Fauci’s case, is long, long overdue. Anthony Fauci is an authoritarian after the hearts of Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., and Kamala Harris.

The administration of Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., and Kamala Harris is thus wasting no time in promoting policies under the banner of “unity” that are opposed to the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law and are thus inimical to eternal good of souls and to the common temporal good, which must be undertaken in light of man’s last end, namely, the possession of the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in Heaven.

It is no wonder that Fauci sent an admiring email to Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016 as his recent statement to the Anti-World Health Organization, which is completely committed to the chemical and surgical destruction of innocent preborn babies and to the promotion of sodomy and its related perversities as matters of “human rights,” spoke about the butchering of little babies and the Federal funding thereof as a matter of “reproductive health, which was the same language used by—and I gag to have to use her title—Vice President Kamala Harris when she spoke with glowing admiration about baby-killing on Friday, January 22, 2021, the Feast of Saints Vincent and Anatasius and the forty-eighty anniversary of the dreadful decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton:

Today marks the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade.  

In the past four years, reproductive health, including the right to choose, has been under relentless and extreme attack.  We are deeply committed to making sure everyone has access to care – including reproductive health care – regardless of income, race, zip code, health insurance status, or immigration status

The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to codifying Roe v. Wade and appointing judges that respect foundational precedents like Roe.  We are also committed to ensuring that we work to eliminate maternal and infant health disparities, increase access to contraception, and support families economically so that all parents can raise their families with dignity.  This commitment extends to our critical work on health outcomes around the world. 

As the Biden-Harris Administration begins in this critical moment, now is the time to rededicate ourselves to ensuring that all individuals have access to the health care they need. (Statement of Vice President Harris on the Forty-eighth anniversary of Roe v. Wade. )

Here is another unsolicited memorandum to the reprobate named Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., that he is welcome to share with his anti-Catholic vice president, Kamala Harris, and his fawning Wuhan/China/Chinese/Covid-19/Coronavirus adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:





[13] If any one lie with a man as with a woman, both have committed an abomination, let them be put to death: their blood be upon them[14] If any man after marrying the daughter, marry her mother, he hath done a heinous crime: he shall be burnt alive with them: neither shall so great an abomination remain in the midst of you. [15] He that shall copulate with any beast or cattle, dying let him die, the beast also ye shall kill. (Leviticus 20: 13-15.)

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 a reprobate 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: 18-32.)

[9] Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers[10] Nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God. (1 Cor. 6: 9)

[6] And the angels who kept not their principality, but forsook their own habitation, he hath reserved under darkness in everlasting chains, unto the judgment of the great day. [7] As Sodom and Gomorrha, and the neighbouring cities, in like manner, having given themselves to fornication, and going after other flesh, were made an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire. [8] In like manner these men also defile the flesh, and despise dominion, and blaspheme majesty[9] When Michael the archangel, disputing with the devil, contended about the body of Moses, he durst not bring against him the judgment of railing speech, but said: The Lord command thee. [10] But these men blaspheme whatever things they know not: and what things soever they naturally know, like dumb beasts, in these they are corrupted.  (Jude 1 6-10.)

In spite of this, of course, White House Press Secretary Jennifer Rene Psaki referred to (gag, gag, gag) President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., as a “devout Catholic,” although no one who supports the direct, intentional killing of any innocent being from the moment of conception to the time of death is a Catholic in good standing:

“Well, I think we’ll have more to say on the Mexico City Policy in the coming days,” Psaki responded, “but I will just take the opportunity to remind all of you that he is a devout Catholic and somebody who attends church regularly.” (Jennifer Rene Psaki Calls Biden A Devout Catholic.)

President-elect Joe Biden attended mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration.

Photographs of the Catholic mass show Biden and his wife Jill Biden attending the mass Wednesday morning at the historic St. Matthew’s Cathedral located in downtown D.C. The mass was also reportedly attended by prominent lawmakers such as Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The move comes after D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory said he would not deny Biden communion at Mass, though Biden supports policies that explicitly oppose Catholic Church teaching, such as abortion.

It is unclear whether the lawmakers received communion during the mass. St. Matthew’s did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (Wilton Gregory Conducts Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service for Pro-Abort, Pro-Perversity Biden and Harris at Saint Matthew’s Cathedral.)

In this regard, good readers (no matter how few readers remain on this website), it should be remembered that Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., was a pioneer in the championing of the sophism that a Catholic in public life could make a dichotomy between his supposedly “private” beliefs and his public duties, something in which he has been enabled throughout his career by the “social justice” strain of Jacobin/Bolshevik conciliar revolutionaries within the counterfeit church of conciliarism and even by those of the Girondist/Menshevik variety who, though they may have “reprimanded” him from time to time, have never dared to declare juridically what it is an accomplished fact: Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.—and all other Catholics in public life who support contraception, abortion, sterilization, and the ever-evolving agenda of perversity against the binding precepts of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments—have excommunicate themselves from the bosom of Holy Mother Church. No one can be a Catholic in “good standing” when he supports those things that are inimical to the peace and happiness of eternity.

Once again, for the sake of emphasis, especially for those who may be reading this site for the first time, here is Pope Leo XIII’s definitive and most prophetic rebuke to the “personally opposed” canard that has been used by Biden and ilk since January 22, 1973:

Hence, lest concord be broken by rash charges, let this be understood by all, that the integrity of Catholic faith cannot be reconciled with opinions verging on naturalism or rationalism, the essence of which is utterly to do away with Christian institutions and to install in society the supremacy of man to the exclusion of God. Further, it is unlawful to follow one line of conduct in private life and another in public, respecting privately the authority of the Church, but publicly rejecting it; for this would amount to joining together good and evil, and to putting man in conflict with himself; whereas he ought always to be consistent, and never in the least point nor in any condition of life to swerve from Christian virtue. (Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885.)

Indeed, Pope Leo XIII noted in Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890, Catholics in public life must do all in their power to oppose with vigor everything that is opposed to the eternal laws of God and thus injurious to the commonweal:

10. But, if the laws of the State are manifestly at variance with the divine law, containing enactments hurtful to the Church, or conveying injunctions adverse to the duties imposed by religion, or if they violate in the person of the supreme Pontiff the authority of Jesus Christ, then, truly, to resist becomes a positive duty, to obey, a crime; a crime, moreover, combined with misdemeanor against the State itself, inasmuch as every offense leveled against religion is also a sin against the State. Here anew it becomes evident how unjust is the reproach of sedition; for the obedience due to rulers and legislators is not refused, but there is a deviation from their will in those precepts only which they have no power to enjoinCommands that are issued adversely to the honor due to God, and hence are beyond the scope of justice, must be looked upon as anything rather than laws. You are fully aware, venerable brothers, that this is the very contention of the Apostle St. Paul, who, in writing to Titus, after reminding Christians that they are "to be subject to princes and powers, and to obey at a word," at once adds: "And to be ready to every good work."Thereby he openly declares that, if laws of men contain injunctions contrary to the eternal law of God, it is right not to obey them. In like manner, the Prince of the Apostles gave this courageous and sublime answer to those who would have deprived him of the liberty of preaching the Gospel: "If it be just in the sight of God to hear you rather than God, judge ye, for we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard." (Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890.)

But in this same matter, touching Christian faith, there are other duties whose exact and religious observance, necessary at all times in the interests of eternal salvation, become more especially so in these our days. Amid such reckless and widespread folly of opinion, it is, as We have said, the office of the Church to undertake the defense of truth and uproot errors from the mind, and this charge has to be at all times sacredly observed by her, seeing that the honor of God and the salvation of men are confided to her keeping. But, when necessity compels, not those only who are invested with power of rule are bound to safeguard the integrity of faith, but, as St. Thomas maintains: "Each one is under obligation to show forth his faith, either to instruct and encourage others of the faithful, or to repel the attacks of unbelievers.'' To recoil before an enemy, or to keep silence when from all sides such clamors are raised against truth, is the part of a man either devoid of character or who entertains doubt as to the truth of what he professes to believe. In both cases such mode of behaving is base and is insulting to God, and both are incompatible with the salvation of mankind. This kind of conduct is profitable only to the enemies of the faith, for nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good. Moreover, want of vigor on the part of Christians is so much the more blameworthy, as not seldom little would be needed on their part to bring to naught false charges and refute erroneous opinions, and by always exerting themselves more strenuously they might reckon upon being successful. After all, no one can be prevented from putting forth that strength of soul which is the characteristic of true Christians, and very frequently by such display of courage our enemies lose heart and their designs are thwarted. Christians are, moreover, born for combat, whereof the greater the vehemence, the more assured, God aiding, the triumph: "Have confidence; I have overcome the world." Nor is there any ground for alleging that Jesus Christ, the Guardian and Champion of the Church, needs not in any manner the help of men. Power certainly is not wanting to Him, but in His loving kindness He would assign to us a share in obtaining and applying the fruits of salvation procured through His grace.

The chief elements of this duty consist in professing openly and unflinchingly the Catholic doctrine, and in propagating it to the utmost of our power. For, as is often said, with the greatest truth, there is nothing so hurtful to Christian wisdom as that it should not be known, since it possesses, when loyally received, inherent power to drive away error. (Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890.)

Pope Leo XIII’s clear, bold reiteration of Catholic teaching is unknown by the likes of Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., because they have been rejected by the figures of Antichrist in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, who are the architects of a false religion that is designed precisely to lead the “human family” into a “bond of brotherhood” that the Antichrist will use rule over the earth.

Oh, you doubt my word, do you?


Permit me to introduce you the “pope” of a false “brotherhood,” who calls for “unity” on the basis of heresy and sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance while supporting the illegal immigration of noncitizens as part of the George Soros “open borders” agenda to erode all legitimate national sovereignty and while supporting pantheism in the form of “environmental protection” echoes those of his Bobbsey Twin in the White House, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.:

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden
President of the United States of America
The White House
Washington, DC

On the occasion of your inauguration as the forty-sixth President of the United States of America, I extend cordial good wishes and the assurance of my prayers that Almighty God will grant you wisdom and strength in the exercise of your high office. Under your leadership, may the American people continue to draw strength from the lofty political, ethical and religious values that have inspired the nation since its founding. At a time when the grave crises facing our human family call for farsighted and united responses, I pray that your decisions will be guided by a concern for building a society marked by authentic justice and freedom, together with unfailing respect for the rights and dignity of every person, especially the poor, the vulnerable and those who have no voice. I likewise ask God, the source of all wisdom and truth, to guide your efforts to foster understanding, reconciliation and peace within the United States and among the nations of the world in order to advance the universal common good. With these sentiments, I willingly invoke upon you and your family and the beloved American people an abundance of blessings. (Jorge Extends His False “Blessings” Upon Fellow Apostate Biden.)

Although I will have more to say about Bergoglio’s call for “unity” later in this commentary, the false “pontiff’s” message to the commander-in-thief could have been written by the platform committee of the Democratic National Committee, which is, after all, pretty much the point.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s glowing endorsement of (gag, gag, gag, gag) President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., continues a long “tradition,” if it can be called such, of the divisions that exist between the “social justice” “bishops” and the “pro-life” “bishops” within the counterfeit church of conciliarism that has the appearance of pitting the “bad guys”—the “social justice” crowd that supports statism, economic redistributionism by means of confiscatory taxing policies, economic regulations aplenty and open borders while opposing the death penalty and making a moral equivalence between support for these polices and the killing of innocent human beings)—versus the “pro-life” bishops.” The division is more about appearance than reality as it is rather oxymoronic to have to refer to any supposed Catholic bishop as “pro-life,” isn’t it?

Moreover, even those who use the term “pro-life” bishop” do not realize that each of those who have been identified as such in the past and is being identified such presently by well-meaning commentators do not understand is that these “pro-life” “bishops” of the past and at the present are united with the false conciliar teaching about false ecumenism, endorse the heresy of “religious liberty” and “separation of Church and State,” have engaged, whether actually or virtually, in inter-religious “prayer” services that are offensive to the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Holy Trinity, and are themselves opposed to the death penalty, which is simply an immutable part of the Natural Law. Most ironically of all, however, is that the “conservative” “bishops” enthusiastically endorse and promote their false religious sect’s overturning of the primary end of marriage from the procreation and education of children in favor of the “unitive end,” a revolutionary concept that was condemned by as follows by Pope Pius XI in 1944 and reiterated by His Holiness in his Address to Italian Midwives on the Nature of Their Profession, October 29, 1951:

Certain publications concerning the purposes of matrimony, and their interrelationship and order, have come forth within these last years which either assert that the primary purpose of matrimony is not the generation of offspring, or that the secondary purposes are not subordinate to the primary purpose, but are independent of it.

In these works, different primary purposes of marriage are designated by other writers, as for example: the complement and personal perfection of the spouses through a complete mutual participation in life and action; mutual love and union of spouses to be nurtured and perfected the psychic and bodily surrender of one’s own person; and many other such things.

In the same writings a sense is sometimes attributed to words in the current documents of the Church (as for example, primary, secondary purpose), which does not agree with these words according to the common usage by theologians.

This revolutionary way of thinking and speaking aims to foster errors and uncertainties, to avoid which the Eminent and Very Fathers of this supreme Sacred Congregation, charged with the guarding of faith and morals, in a plenary session on Wednesday, the 29th of March, 1944, when the question was proposed to them: “Whether the opinion of certain writers can be admitted, who either deny that the primary purpose of matrimony is the generation of children and raising offspring, or teach that the secondary purposes are not essentially subordinate to the primary purpose, but are equally first and independent,” have decreed that the answer must be: In the negative. (As found in Henry Denzinger, Enchirdion Symbolorum, thirteenth edition, translated into English by Roy Deferrari and published in 1955 as The Sources of Catholic Dogma–referred to as “Denziger,” by B. Herder Book Company of St. Louis, Missouri, and London, England, No. 2295, pp. 624-625.)

"Personal values" and the need to respect such are a theme which, over the last twenty years or so, has been considered more and more by writers. In many of their works, even the specifically sexual act has its place assigned, that of serving the "person" of the married couple. The proper and most profound sense of the exercise of conjugal rights would consist in this, that the union of bodies is the expression and the realization of personal and affective union.

Articles, chapters, entire books, conferences, especially dealing with the "technique" of love, are composed to spread these ideas, to illustrate them with advice to the newly married as a guide in matrimony, in order that they may not neglect, through stupidity or a false sense of shame or unfounded scruples, that which God, Who also created natural inclinations, offers them. If from their complete reciprocal gift of husband and wife there results a new life, it is a result which remains outside, or, at the most, on the border of "personal values"; a result which is not denied, but neither is it desired as the center of marital relations.

According to these theories, your dedication for the welfare of the still hidden life in the womb of the mother, and your assisting its happy birth, would only have but a minor and secondary importance.

Now, if this relative evaluation were merely to place the emphasis on the personal values of husband and wife rather than on that of the offspring, it would be possible, strictly speaking, to put such a problem aside. But, however, it is a matter of a grave inversion of the order of values and of the ends imposed by the Creator Himself. We find Ourselves faced with the propagation of a number of ideas and sentiments directly opposed to the clarity, profundity, and seriousness of Christian thought. Here, once again, the need for your apostolate. It may happen that you receive the confidences of the mother and wife and are questioned on the more secret desires and intimacies of married life. How, then, will you be able, aware of your mission, to give weight to truth and right order in the appreciation and action of the married couple, if you yourselves are not furnished with the strength of character needed to uphold what you know to be true and just?

The primary end of marriage

Now, the truth is that matrimony, as an institution of nature, in virtue of the Creator's will, has not as a primary and intimate end the personal perfection of the married couple but the procreation and upbringing of a new life. The other ends, inasmuch as they are intended by nature, are not equally primary, much less superior to the primary end, but are essentially subordinated to it. This is true of every marriage, even if no offspring result, just as of every eye it can be said that it is destined and formed to see, even if, in abnormal cases arising from special internal or external conditions, it will never be possible to achieve visual perception.

It was precisely to end the uncertainties and deviations which threatened to diffuse errors regarding the scale of values of the purposes of matrimony and of their reciprocal relations, that a few years ago (March 10, 1944), We Ourselves drew up a declaration on the order of those ends, pointing out what the very internal structure of the natural disposition reveals. We showed what has been handed down by Christian tradition, what the Supreme Pontiffs have repeatedly taught, and what was then in due measure promulgated by the Code of Canon Law. Not long afterwards, to correct opposing opinions, the Holy See, by a public decree, proclaimed that it could not admit the opinion of some recent authors who denied that the primary end of marriage is the procreation and education of the offspring, or teach that the secondary ends are not essentially subordinated to the primary end, but are on an equal footing and independent of it.

Would this lead, perhaps, to Our denying or diminishing what is good and just in personal values resulting from matrimony and its realization? Certainly not, because the Creator has designed that for the procreation of a new life human beings made of flesh and blood, gifted with soul and heart, shall be called upon as men and not as animals deprived of reason to be the authors of their posterity. It is for this end that the Lord desires the union of husband and wife. Indeed, the Holy Scripture says of God that He created man to His image and He created him male and female, and willed—as is repeatedly affirmed in Holy Writ—that "a man shall leave mother and father, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be two in one flesh".

All this is therefore true and desired by God. But, on the other hand, it must not be divorced completely from the primary function of matrimony—the procreation of offspring. Not only the common work of external life, but even all personal enrichment—spiritual and intellectual—all that in married love as such is most spiritual and profound, has been placed by the will of the Creator and of nature at the service of posterity. The perfect married life, of its very nature, also signifies the total devotion of parents to the well-being of their children, and married love in its power and tenderness is itself a condition of the sincerest care of the offspring and the guarantee of its realization.

To reduce the common life of husband and wife and the conjugal act to a mere organic function for the transmission of seed would be but to convert the domestic hearth, the family sanctuary, into a biological laboratory. Therefore, in Our allocution of September 29, 1949, to the International Congress of Catholic Doctors, We expressly excluded artificial insemination in marriage. The conjugal act, in its natural structure, is a personal action, a simultaneous and immediate cooperation of husband and wife, which by the very nature of the agents and the propriety of the act, is the expression of the reciprocal gift, which, according to Holy Writ, effects the union "in one flesh".

That is much more than the union of two genes, which can be effected even by artificial means, that is, without the natural action of husband and wife. The conjugal act, ordained and desired by nature, is a personal cooperation, to which husband and wife, when contracting marriage, exchange the right.

Therefore, when this act in its natural form is from the beginning perpetually impossible, the object of the matrimonial contract is essentially vitiated. This is what we said on that occasion: "Let it not be forgotten: only the procreation of a new life according to the will and the design of the Creator carries with it in a stupendous degree of perfection the intended ends. It is at the same time in conformity with the spiritual and bodily nature and the dignity of the married couple, in conformity with the happy and normal development of the child".

Advise the fiancée or the young married woman who comes to seek your advice about the values of matrimonial life that these personal values, both in the sphere of the body and the senses and in the sphere of the spirit, are truly genuine, but that the Creator has placed them not in the first, but in the second degree of the scale of values. (Pope Pius XII, Address to Midwives on the Nature of Their Profession, October 29, 1951.)

This was a ringing condemnation of the very philosophical and theological foundations of the indiscriminate, institutionalized teaching and practice of "natural family planning" in the lives of Catholic married couples. It is also yet another papal condemnation of conciliarism's view of marriage.

One cannot overemphasize the importance of Pope Pius XII's condemnation of the very personalist ideology that is at the root of what is called today "natural family planning" as it came just a little over seven years and one-half years after the Holy Office's condemnation of the work, which wasidentical to that of Dietrich von Hildebrand's, of Father Herbert Doms, who had inverted the end of marriage. The condemnation of Father Doms' work was alluded to in a passage from the October 29, 1951, address just cited above. Here it is once again for the sake of emphasis:

It was precisely to end the uncertainties and deviations which threatened to diffuse errors regarding the scale of values of the purposes of matrimony and of their reciprocal relations, that a few years ago (March 10, 1944), We Ourselves drew up a declaration on the order of those ends, pointing out what the very internal structure of the natural disposition reveals. We showed what has been handed down by Christian tradition, what the Supreme Pontiffs have repeatedly taught, and what was then in due measure promulgated by the Code of Canon Law. Not long afterwards, to correct opposing opinions, the Holy See, by a public decree, proclaimed that it could not admit the opinion of some recent authors who denied that the primary end of marriage is the procreation and education of the offspring, or teach that the secondary ends are not essentially subordinated to the primary end, but are on an equal footing and independent of it. (Pope Pius XII, Address to Midwives on the Nature of Their Profession, October 29, 1951.)

True popes work to root out and condemn errors, and the Girondists/Mensheviks within the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism who call themselves “pro-life” while endorsing conciliarism’s anti-family teaching on marriage and adhering to the errors of false ecumenism and de fact religious syncretism are, in reality, no more “Catholic” than the man they recognize as the Successor of Saint Peter, Jorge Mario Bergoglio.

To wit, here is yet another proof of why this is so:

There are some person, dear listeners, who hold almost everything with a firm faith that Catholics hold: but there is one thing or another, which they have not yet been able to accept completely, such as that purgatory exists, that sacred images are to be venerated, that the sovereign Pontiff is the vicar of Christ and the head of the whole Church. And since there are many things that they believe, and only one or two things that they do not believe and consider it is not important if taken together with the other articles, they think they are situated very well on the foundation of Christ. What is the difference, they say, even if I err in that one thing, which I still cannot believe, and at the judgment will the Lord be concerned about that? And will he not be mindful of the many difficult things I believe? Indeed, this is the way in which they flatter themselves; I serious rebuke them and say that they have fallen from grace and have laid their foundation on sand, and will have no part with ChristEither the faith is had completely, or it is not had at all. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism. I ask you (to clarify the matter with a crass example), when you order a pair of shoes from a shoemaker, if when they are finally made you find they are an inch shorter than your feet, do you not put them on and wear them? Your will say “I cannot wear them” But they are only an inch too short, so why can't you wear them, since they are just a little bit short of the right measurement? As, therefore, your shoes are either the right size for your feet or they have no value at all, so also the faith is either integral, or it is not the faith. Therefore no one should deceive himself. If we want to build a house which cannot be moved by wind or rain, we must lay the foundation of both rocks, that is, on Christ and Peter. (Sermons of St. Robert Bellarmine, S.J., Part II: Sermons 30-55, Including the Four Last Things and the Annunciation., translated from the Latin by Father Kenneth Baker, S.J., and published in 2017 by Keep the Faith, Inc., Ramsey, New Jersey, pp. 152-154.)

With reference to its object, faith cannot be greater for some truths than for others. Nor can it be less with regard to the number of truths to be believed. For we must all believe the very same thing, both as to the object of faith as well as to the number of truths. All are equal in this because everyone must believe all the truths of faith--both those which God Himself has directly revealed, as well as those he has revealed through His Church. Thus, I must believe as much as you and you as much as I, and all other Christians similarly. He who does not believe all these mysteries is not Catholic and therefore will never enter Paradise. (Saint Francis de Sales, The Sermons of Saint Francis de Sales for Lent Given in 1622, republished by TAN Books and Publishers for the Visitation Monastery of Frederick, Maryland, in 1987, pp. 34-37.)

The Church, founded on these principles and mindful of her office, has done nothing with greater zeal and endeavour than she has displayed in guarding the integrity of the faith. Hence she regarded as rebels and expelled from the ranks of her children all who held beliefs on any point of doctrine different from her own. The Arians, the Montanists, the Novatians, the Quartodecimans, the Eutychians, did not certainly reject all Catholic doctrine:they abandoned only a certain portion of it. Still who does not know that they were declared heretics and banished from the bosom of the Church? In like manner were condemned all authors of heretical tenets who followed them in subsequent ages. "There can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison, infect the real and simple faith taught by our Lord and handed down by Apostolic tradition" (Auctor Tract. de Fide Orthodoxa contra Arianos).

The practice of the Church has always been the same, as is shown by the unanimous teaching of the Fathers, who were wont to hold as outside Catholic communion, and alien to the Church, whoever would recede in the least degree from any point of doctrine proposed by her authoritative Magisterium. Epiphanius, Augustine, Theodore :, drew up a long list of the heresies of their times. St. Augustine notes that other heresies may spring up, to a single one of which, should any one give his assent, he is by the very fact cut off from Catholic unity. "No one who merely disbelieves in all (these heresies) can for that reason regard himself as a Catholic or call himself one. For there may be or may arise some other heresies, which are not set out in this work of ours, and, if any one holds to one single one of these he is not a Catholic" (S. Augustinus, De Haeresibus, n. 88). (Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896.)

Such is the nature of Catholicism that it does not admit of more or less, but must be held as a whole or as a whole rejected: ‘This is the Catholic Faith, which unless a man believe faithfully and firmly, he cannot be saved’ (Athanasian Creed). There is no need of adding any qualifying terms to the profession of Catholicism: it is quite enough for each one to proclaim ‘Christian is my name and Catholic my surname,’ only let him endeavor to be in reality what he calls himself.

Besides, the Church demands from those who have devoted themselves to furthering her interests, something very different from the dwelling upon profitless questions; she demands that they should devote the whole of their energy to preserve the faith intact and unsullied by any breath of error, and follow most closely him whom Christ has appointed to be the guardian and interpreter of the truth. There are to be found today, and in no small numbers, men, of whom the Apostle says that: "having itching ears, they will not endure sound doctrine: but according to their own desires they will heap up to themselves teachers, and will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables" (II Tim. iv. 34). Infatuated and carried away by a lofty idea of the human intellect, by which God's good gift has certainly made incredible progress in the study of nature, confident in their own judgment, and contemptuous of the authority of the Church, they have reached such a degree of rashness as not to hesitate to measure by the standard of their own mind even the hidden things of God and all that God has revealed to men. Hence arose the monstrous errors of "Modernism," which Our Predecessor rightly declared to be "the synthesis of all heresies," and solemnly condemned. We hereby renew that condemnation in all its fulness, Venerable Brethren, and as the plague is not yet entirely stamped out, but lurks here and there in hidden places, We exhort all to be carefully here and there in hidden places, We exhort all to be carefully on their guard against any contagion of the evil, to which we may apply the words Job used in other circumstances: "It is a fire that devoureth even to destruction, and rooteth up all things that spring" (Job xxxi. 12). Nor do We merely desire that Catholics should shrink from the errors of Modernism, but also from the tendencies or what is called the spirit of Modernism. Those who are infected by that spirit develop a keen dislike for all that savours of antiquity and become eager searchers after novelties in everything: in the way in which they carry out religious functions, in the ruling of Catholic institutions, and even in private exercises of piety. Therefore it is Our will that the law of our forefathers should still be held sacred: "Let there be no innovation; keep to what has been handed down." In matters of faith that must be inviolably adhered to as the law; it may however also serve as a guide even in matters subject to change, but even in such cases the rule would hold: "Old things, but in a new way." (Pope Benedict XV, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum, November 1, 1914.)

Besides this, in connection with things which must be believed, it is nowise licit to use that distinction which some have seen fit to introduce between those articles of faith which are fundamental and those which are not fundamental, as they say, as if the former are to be accepted by all, while the latter may be left to the free assent of the faithful: for the supernatural virtue of faith has a formal cause, namely the authority of God revealing, and this is patient of no such distinction. For this reason it is that all who are truly Christ's believe, for example, the Conception of the Mother of God without stain of original sin with the same faith as they believe the mystery of the August Trinity, and the Incarnation of our Lord just as they do the infallible teaching authority of the Roman Pontiff, according to the sense in which it was defined by the Ecumenical Council of the Vatican. Are these truths not equally certain, or not equally to be believed, because the Church has solemnly sanctioned and defined them, some in one age and some in another, even in those times immediately before our own? Has not God revealed them all? For the teaching authority of the Church, which in the divine wisdom was constituted on earth in order that revealed doctrines might remain intact for ever, and that they might be brought with ease and security to the knowledge of men, and which is daily exercised through the Roman Pontiff and the Bishops who are in communion with him, has also the office of defining, when it sees fit, any truth with solemn rites and decrees, whenever this is necessary either to oppose the errors or the attacks of heretics, or more clearly and in greater detail to stamp the minds of the faithful with the articles of sacred doctrine which have been explained. But in the use of this extraordinary teaching authority no newly invented matter is brought in, nor is anything new added to the number of those truths which are at least implicitly contained in the deposit of Revelation, divinely handed down to the Church: only those which are made clear which perhaps may still seem obscure to some, or that which some have previously called into question is declared to be of faith.  (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)

No, there is no such thing as “partial credit” Catholicism, and Catholics do not use political terms to identify themselves. No modifying adjective is needed when it comes to Catholics and their Catholic Faith. It is all or nothing. It is black and white.

The fact that there is any kind of division on matters of Faith and Morals among supposed “bishops” is itself a correlative proof of the false nature of the counterfeit of church of conciliarism. True successors of the Apostles must be united on Faith and Morals, and they can never give any kind of appearance of supporting even one defection from the Sacred Deposit Faith nor to give any kind of indemnification, whether by omission or commission, to anyone, Catholic or non-Catholic, in public life, who supports and promotes policies that promote the sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance.

Pope Leo XIII explained that agreement among minds on matters of the Holy Faith was essential to unity, which is one of the Four Marks of Holy Mother Church:

Agreement and union of minds is the necessary foundation of this perfect concord amongst men, from which concurrence of wills and similarity of action are the natural results. Wherefore, in His divine wisdom, He ordained in His Church Unity of Faith; a virtue which is the first of those bonds which unite man to God, and whence we receive the name of the faithful - "one Lord, one faith, one baptism" (Eph. iv., 5). That is, as there is one Lord and one baptism, so should all Christians, without exception, have but one faith. And so the Apostle St. Paul not merely begs, but entreats and implores Christians to be all of the same mind, and to avoid difference of opinions: "I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no schisms amongst you, and that you be perfect in the same mind and in the same judgment" (I Cor. i., 10). Such passages certainly need no interpreter; they speak clearly enough for themselves. Besides, all who profess Christianity allow that there can be but one faith. It is of the greatest importance and indeed of absolute necessity, as to which many are deceived, that the nature and character of this unity should be recognized. And, as We have already stated, this is not to be ascertained by conjecture, but by the certain knowledge of what was done; that is by seeking for and ascertaining what kind of unity in faith has been commanded by Jesus Christ. (Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896.) 

The disunity of minds within the counterfeit church of conciliarism is such that its very existence serves to underline the truth that the very Principle of Unity, a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter, is lacking at this time, and it is precisely why this Principle of Unity is lacking that there is disagreement within sedevacantist circles about the nature of the papal vacancy (sedevacantism, sedeprivationsim, sedeimpedism) and about various matters of Catholic morality that may never have been defined by a true pope but are nevertheless discernible by reason without any papal declaration (“natural family planning,” the starvation and dehydration of innocent human beings, “brain death” and the vivisection of living human beings for the transplantation of their vital bodily organs and “palliative care”/hospice.

These facts notwithstanding, however, the Girondist/Menhsevik revolutionaries are speaking out against the Biden-Harris administration’s pro-abortion and anti-family agenda, but as will be seen immediately below, not one of the “conservative,” “pro-life” “bishops” ever mentions the Fifth Commandment while several indicted their agreement with the new administration’s overall agenda for “social” and “racial” justice.

Herewith is a report on the conciliar “bishops” who have joined with the president of the so-called United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in criticizing (gag, gag, gag, gag) President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.’s, pro-abortion and anti-family agenda, noting that I will make interjections throughout the course of the report:

For many years now, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has tried to help Catholics and others of goodwill in their reflections on political issues through a publication we call “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.” The most recent edition addresses a wide range of concerns. Among them: abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, immigration, racism, poverty, care for the environment, criminal justice reform, economic development, and international peace.

On these and other issues, our duty to love and our moral principles lead us to prudential judgments and positions that do not align neatly with the political categories of left or right or the platforms of our two major political parties. We work with every president and every Congress. On some issues we find ourselves more on the side of Democrats, while on others we find ourselves standing with Republicans. Our priorities are never partisan. We are Catholics first, seeking only to follow Jesus Christ faithfully and to advance his vision for human fraternity and community.

Working with President Biden will be unique, however, as he is our first president in 60 years to profess the Catholic faith. In a time of growing and aggressive secularism in American culture, when religious believers face many challenges, it will be refreshing to engage with a president who clearly understands, in a deep and personal way, the importance of religious faith and institutions. Mr. Biden’s piety and personal story, his moving witness to how his faith has brought him solace in times of darkness and tragedy, his longstanding commitment to the Gospel’s priority for the poor — all of this I find hopeful and inspiring.

At the same time, as pastors, the nation’s bishops are given the duty of proclaiming the Gospel in all its truth and power, in season and out of season, even when that teaching is inconvenient or when the Gospel’s truths run contrary to the directions of the wider society and culture. So I must point out that our new president has pledged to pursue certain policies that would advance moral evils and threaten human life and dignity, most seriously in the areas of abortion, contraception, marriage, and gender. Of deep concern is the liberty of the Church and the freedom of believers to live according to their consciences.

Our commitments on issues of human sexuality and the family, as with our commitments in every other area — such as abolishing the death penalty or seeking a health care system and economy that truly serves the human person — are guided by Christ’s great commandment to love and to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters, especially the most vulnerable.

For the nation’s bishops, the continued injustice of abortion remains the “preeminent priority.” Preeminent does not mean “only.” We have deep concerns about many threats to human life and dignity in our society. But as Pope Francis teaches, we cannot stay silent when nearly a million unborn lives are being cast aside in our country year after year through abortion.

Abortion is a direct attack on life that also wounds the woman and undermines the family. It is not only a private matter, it raises troubling and fundamental questions of fraternity, solidarity, and inclusion in the human community. It is also a matter of social justice. We cannot ignore the reality that abortion rates are much higher among poor and minority communities, and that the procedure is regularly used to eliminate children who would be born with disabilities.

Rather than impose further expansions of abortion and contraception, as he has promised, I am hopeful that the new president and his administration will work with the Church and others of goodwill. My hope is that we can begin a dialogue to address the complicated cultural and economic factors that are driving abortion and discouraging families. My hope, too, is that we can work together to finally put in place a coherent family policy in this country, one that acknowledges the crucial importance of strong marriages and parenting to the well-being of children and the stability of communities. If the president, with full respect for the Church’s religious freedom, were to engage in this conversation, it would go a long way toward restoring the civil balance and healing our country needs.

President Biden’s call for national healing and unity is welcome on all levels. It is urgently needed as we confront the trauma in our country caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the social isolation that has only worsened the intense and long-simmering divisions among our fellow citizens.

As believers, we understand that healing is a gift that we can only receive from the hand of God. We know, too, that real reconciliation requires patient listening to those who disagree with us and a willingness to forgive and move beyond desires for reprisal. Christian love calls us to love our enemies and bless those who oppose us, and to treat others with the same compassion that we want for ourselves. (The Grace of a True Patriotism.)

First Comment:

Although much more will be said below, suffice it for the moment to note that the death penalty is part of the Natural Law and can no more be “repealed” as it exists in the very nature of things.

Second Comment:

Opposition to overt euthanasia is commendable. However, the American “bishops” support “palliative care,” which is euthanasia under various guises, and the medical industry’s manufactured, profit-making myth of “brain death” that permit modern ghouls to vivisect human beings to transplant their vital bodily organs in the name of “giving the gift of life.”

Third Comment:

Sovereign nations have a solemn right and a duty to protect the integrity of their borders from planned invasions of people who have been exploited by their own governments and will be exploited upon their arrival here to do the bidding of the very pro-abortion, pro-perversity politicians with whom many of the American “bishops” are very aligned. No one has the “right” from God to break the just laws of nations, which have right to provide for the safety, security and public health of its citizens. (A two-part series, Good Catholic Common Sense Must Prevail, part 1 and Good Catholic Common Sense Must Prevail, part 2, was written eleven years ago on the subject of illegal immigration.)

Fourth Comment:

An extensive discussion of poverty will take place later in this commentary.

Suffice it to say for the moment that the first obligation of Holy Mother Church is the salvation of souls, not social work according to the principles of Judeo-Masonic naturalism. Much of the material poverty that exists in the United States of America, which is actually relative deprivation as opposed to the privation that exists in “underdeveloped” countries, is the result of the systematic breakdown of the family caused by the forces of Judeo-Masonry in the late-Nineteenth Century at the same time that “progressives,” later to be founded by the Rockefeller family, began to push an agenda of eugenics that come into its own during the second decade of the Twentieth Century with Margaret Sanger and “family planning.”

The welfare state programs that came into existence in the 1930s under the “New Deal” of Franklin Delano Roosevelt were designed to insert the civil state as the first and only resource for the “solution” of problems caused by the proselytizing of contraceptives by Sanger and her associates at a time the Great Depression occurred. As will be explained below, most of the “solutions” created a dependency class to such an extent that even some “conservatives” support the printing of money to provide the populace with “relief checks.” This is all in violation of the Natural Law principle of Subsidiarity as explained by Pope Pius XI in Quadragesimo Anno, May 15, 1931.

Fifth Comment:

The environment?

God directed man to master the earth and to subdue it

God created the world, which will end on His terms, not man’s terms. The world has always had environmental problems. Forest fires caused smoke pollution after lightning strikes. Flies and other pests abounded in the streets of urban areas in the days when the horse was the only major means of locomotion. The disposal of human waste has posed a problem that is still not resolved.

There has never been a time since the Original Sin entered the world as a result of the disobedience of Adam and Eve that a perfect ecological balance existed. The delicate balance that existed in the physical world prior to the sin of our first parents was rent asunder by their rebellion against the One who had created them, making man the steward of everything on the face of the earth. The fact that men may despoil the environment more at one time than another is the result of fallen human nature, and a believing Catholic understands that fallen human nature is completely out of control in this era of state-sponsored and state-mandated bloodshed of the innocent and the celebration of indecency blasphemy and perversion as legitimate “human rights” from which no can dissent legitimately.

The truth is, of course, that it is the sins of men that unleash the wrath of God upon us as He let loose the forces of nature to chastise us as our sins deserve, teaching us of the necessity of reforming our lives and of making reparation to Him through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for our sins and those of the whole world. The chastisements of nature are visited upon us by God are reminders of his Omnipotence over us, His rational creatures, and of the very created world in which we live in order to give Him honor and glory as the consecrated slaves of Christ the King through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Such chastisements remind us of our nothingness before the Most Blessed Trinity and of our absolute need to pray with fervor to kept safe unto eternity from the moral perils of the day that are celebrated by the lords of Modernity in the world and by Jorge and his band Modernists in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

Original Sin is the remote cause of all human problems. The Actual Sins of men are the proximate causes of all human problems. Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ founded His One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, to save souls, not to “save the earth.” While the Seventh Commandment obliges us to be good stewards of the created world, there can be no possibility of a rightly-ordered world when men are in open rebellion against God by means of celebration and seeking to have clothed with the status of “legal right” the very thing that caused His Divine Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to suffer unto the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross.

t must be remembered that Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his fellow revolutionaries, men who are committed apologists of naturalistic ideologies because they have lost the Catholic Faith after having assured themselves that that there is no need to worry about the loss of eternal life, are helping to make it more possible for the steady triumph of the errors of Russia. As I wrote in The Wanderer back in 1994, “When Green is Red,” to indicate that the agenda of the United Nations, the European Union and the administration of William Jefferson Blythe Clinton and Vice President Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., who has made millions upon millions of dollars fear mongering about the ozone layer and global warming was simply a way for statists to increase taxation in order to redistribute wealth and increasing regulations, thus limiting the legitimate freedom of citizens. Environmentalism has been and remains a means to “backdoor” the final transformation of Western nations, including the United States of America, along the Eurosocialist model. Bergoglio and his fiends serve a very useful role in helping the latter day “reds” claim that they are “saving the planet” while they promote evils under cover of the civil law that destroy souls. "Environmentlism" has long been a vehicle to promote "population control," and the day will be coming when the government of United States of America will tax every child in a family over a certain "limit."

Although the Catholic Church does indeed teach us that the Seventh Commandment requires us to make just, proportionate use of the things of this earth as the nature of man's legitimate temporal needs require, she does not teach us that God and nature are one. In other words, the Catholic Church rejects pantheism, which deifies nature and everything in it, including man, to a greater or lesser extent. Indeed, pantheism results in the rise of some variations wherein the human being is considered no more important in the scheme of "matter" than a plant (see, for example, the "species-ism" of Dr. Peter Singer of Princeton, University).

Indeed, as I have pointed out many times before on this website, it is the very sinful foundation of the modern economic system, which rejects the magisterial authority of the Catholic Church and seeks profit as an ultimate end in and of itself that defines individuals and the "progress" of their nations, that has produced a situation where leaders of corporations in the capitalist world, eager to show a profit to shareholders, and the managers of state-owned companies in the socialist world, both of whom have a naturalistic, if not outrightly atheistic, view of man, think nothing of poisoning the atmosphere and the land the water with a ready abandon. The situation is even worse in Red China, a country whose unreconstructed Maoists pollute the air and water recklessly to profit from the monies made by the the multinational corporations that produce their goods in unsafe conditions on the backs of what is, for all intents and purposes, slave labor.

The naturalistic lie that is the modern economic system has thus produced the lie that is environmentalism, which is nothing other than a variation of the same naturalistic theme. The problems caused by industrial pollution and the solution proposed by most so-called environmentalists are but two manifestations of the same rejection of the Catholic Faith, rejected by industrialists in the name of Calvinist materialism and an American sense of "libertarianism," rejected by environmentalists in the name of a veritable worship of dirt, that is, the earth, devoid of any understanding of who created the dirt and for whose use it was created, for the very people created out of its slime and Redeemed on the wood of the Holy Cross by Christ the King.

In this, you see, the conciliarists are demonstrating, an effort to invert the purposes of the Catholic Faith and to assuage themselves for not fulfilling--and indeed betraying--the mission entrusted to the Apostles before Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Ascended to the Father's right hand in glory on Ascension Thursday: to convert all men and all nations to the Catholic Faith. If, however, men are more or less saved as a result of the late Father Hans Urs von Balthasar's heresy of "universal salvation," then there is no need to seek with urgency the unconditional conversion of all men and all nations to the Catholic Faith. No, we must like together as brothers without seeking to divide people "unnecessarily" by having public recourse to "denominationalism" in how we speak and act. All "religions" must work together to "save the planet."

Lost in this descent into absurdity is the Catholic truth that the beauty of the earth is marred more and more as a result of the ugliness of the stain of sins that remain on human souls without being Absolved--and without an effort on the part of those who have been Absolved to amend their lives in cooperation with Sanctifying Grace and to seek to do reparation for their sins to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lord Himself noted to Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres in 1628:

She saw that when this would happen, the beautiful dawn that each morning would break forth with refulgence over this land--so enchantingly spectacular that some persons would rise at daybreak just to see the day break--would lose some of its brilliance. Thus does earth reflect Heaven, and the earth's beauty and vitality diminish with sin and infidelity to grace. This favor of beautiful dawns should cease, Mother Mariana was given to understand, because the Republic [of Ecuador, which was then only a Spanish colony] would become corrupt and ungrateful for the benefits it received from God. (Marian Therese Horvat, Ph.D., Stories and Miracles of Our Lady of Good Success, Tradition in Action, Inc., 2002, p. 68.)

What is true for Ecuador is true for the whole world. Sin diminishes the beauty of souls, thus diminishing the beauty of the created world around us. To the extent, for example, that there have been problems caused by industrial and commercial pollution (Times Beach, Missouri, Love Canal, New York, are real instances where a pollutant, dioxin in Times Beach and toxic waste in Love Canal, caused real harm to real human beings, as did the thermal invasion layer of smog that caused the deaths of nearly seventy people in Donora, Pennsylvania, in 1948), this is the result of the unbridled lust for capital gain that, although an inherent part of fallen human nature, to be sure, was unleashed in all of its fury with the Protestant Revolt and the rise of Judeo-Masonry, to say nothing of attempting to change the very foundation of economic life in order to accommodate the unbridled lust for capital gain. The way to turn back the pollution of the physical earth is for human beings to turn away from polluting their souls by means of persisting in states of unrepentant Mortal Sins. What is good for the souls of individual men is good for the right ordering of the whole world

Men must quit their sins and repent of them in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance. They must treat each other as they would treat Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Who was made Flesh in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb, where He spent nine months growing to the point of His Nativity in poverty and anonymity in Bethlehem on Christmas Day. No one can say--not that many of the morons and idiots of Modernity and Modernism do say this--that he loves Our Lord and yet supports His dismemberment mystically in the persons of innocent preborn children. And it is impossible to provide for any element of  the common temporal good on an enduring basis as long as the innocent preborn are attacked with legal impunity, as long as the Sovereignty of God over the sanctity and fecundity of marriage is denied by means of contraception, as long as perversity is promoted under the slogans of "diversity" and "human rights," as long as men live as though there is no true Church and that they do not have to face Christ the King as their Judge at the moment of their Particular Judgments.

The late Dr. George O'Brien noted that Catholicism is the only means given us by God to know order and due proportion in our lives and in the larger life of our nations and the world:

There is one institution and one institution alone which is capable of supplying and enforcing the social ethic that is needed to revivify the world. It is an institution at once intra-national and international; an institution that can claim to pronounce infallibly on moral matters, and to enforce the observance of the its moral decrees by direct sanctions on the individual conscience of man; an institution which, while respecting and supporting the civil governments of nations, can claim to exist independently of them, and can insist that they shall not intrude upon the moral life or fetter the moral liberty of their citizens. Europe possessed such an institution in the Middle Ages; its dethronement was the unique achievement of the Reformation; and the injury inflicted by that dethronement has never since been repaired. (George O'Brien, An Essay on the Economic Effects of the Reformation, first published in 1923, republished by IHS press in 2003, p. 132.)

We are suffering he results of that dethronement and not even legitimate measures to limit pollution can undo the harm caused by the moral pollution let loose by the Protestant Revolution against the Divine Plan that God Himself personally instituted to effect man's return to Him through the Catholic Church.

Pope Saint Pius X reminded us of this in Notre Charge Apostolique, which condemned the false priciples of The Sillon that are at the heart of conciliarism's pantheistic world view:

Here we have, founded by Catholics, an inter-denominational association that is to work for the reform of civilization, an undertaking which is above all religious in character; for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)

No, Venerable Brethren, We must repeat with the utmost energy in these times of social and intellectual anarchy when everyone takes it upon himself to teach as a teacher and lawmaker - the City cannot be built otherwise than as God has built it; society cannot be setup unless the Church lays the foundations and supervises the work; no, civilization is not something yet to be found, nor is the New City to be built on hazy notions; it has been in existence and still is: it is Christian civilization, it is the Catholic City. It has only to be set up and restored continually against the unremitting attacks of insane dreamers, rebels and miscreants. omnia instaurare in Christo. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)

Lost in all of this, you see, is the fact “Archbishop” Gomez’s “pope,” Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is an environmental ideologue who uses alarmism about the natural environment that reflects his thoroughly naturalistic view of social problems. Yet it is the world will end at a time appointed by God from all eternity. Bergoglio a Judeo-Masonic naturalist, a man who provides a slight gloss of Christianity to speak of the world’s problems in purely naturalistic terms that tickle the itching ears of men such as Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro and Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.

To be sure, as has been noted on this website in the past, there do exist real problems with pollution and the misuse of the world’s resources. These problems exist in large measure, however, because of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King that has been wrought by the Protestant Revolution in the Sixteenth Century and cemented in place by the various, interrelated forces of Judeo-Masonic naturalism since the Eighteenth Century. The overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King has given free rein to man’s fallen nature.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio does not see this as he sees the Protestant Revolution as having been a necessary “reformation of the Catholic Church that can serve as a foundation for a “spiritual ecumenism” that exists in an atmosphere of “reconciled diversity.”

Moreover, Bergoglio, as a true son of liberalism, whose end result must be totalitarianism over the course of time, seeks to repair social and world problems by structural means rather than exhorting men to convert to the true Faith and for nations to permit themselves to be governed by the Social Reign of Christ the King. Bergoglio really believes in structural reform as the means to change human behavior. This is why he is such a supporter of structural reform in the civil realm and it is why he assembled his Commissars back in 2013. He describes problems, both real and imagined, in his  ecocyclical of nearly six year ago, Laudato Si, without identifying their root cause, Original Sin, or their chief proximate cause, the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King and the rise of the religiously indifferent civil state of Modernity that eventually must become the religiously hostile state.

Berogoglio’s proposed draconian “solutions” to environmental problems, both real and imagined, is thus based on the same essential mistake made by Karl Marx when the latter saw some of the real injustices that existed in industrial England in the Nineteenth Century.

Rather than recognize these problems as the result of Original Sin and the rise of a social structure that deified man and his wants, Marx further deified man by denying God’s existence and the necessity to curb man’s excesses by the collective power of the of the civil state. Marx’s dictatorship of the proletariat was designed to addressed what he believed to be the root cause of all social injustice, economic inequality, by the forcible confiscation and redistribution of wealth so that all would live in a state of relative economic equality to the benefit of all. Universal tyranny and universal poverty are what results from Marxism in theory and in practice, and despite all of Jorge’s gratuitous denials of being a Marxist, he is influenced by Marxist tenets to the very depths of his apostate being as he has been shaped theologically and politically by Jesuit “liberation theologians” and atheists such as John Schellnhuber, who was one of the presenters at yesterday’s press conference held in advance of the official release of Laudato Si and serves on the “Pontifical” Academy for the Sciences despite his believing a fervent advocate of radical “population control” methods, up to and including the depopulation of the earth from seven billion to one billion people. One is who one associates with, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio has voluntarily chosen to associate with Marxists no matter how much he denies that he is one.

All of this is a long way of saying that there is NO moral equivalence between the direct taking of an innocent human life and the “saving” of an environment whose state, whether real, imagined or exaggerated, reflects the state of the souls of men. Stenches in the physical world are caused  by the sins of men.

Sixth Comment:

Pious Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.?

You mean potty mouth Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.?

You mean Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., the man who character assassinated Judge Robert H. Bork and who has always campaigned as a demagogue, yes, even against the “left’s” newfound “conservative darling, Willard Mitt Romney?

You mean that Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.?

You mean the Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., who openly endorsed “gay marriage: in 2012 before his boss, Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro, had planned to do so?

You mean the Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., who has no problem with his son’s living in sin?

You mean that Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr, “Archbishop” Gomez?

Surely, you jest.

Seventh Comment:

To try to invoke “Pope Francis” as an outspoken voice on behalf of the innocent preborn is just intellectually dishonest. There have been only a relative handful of times in the past seven years, ten months, sixteen days in which the current public face of apostasy has spoken about abortion, who spoken exponentially more about “climate change,” “saving the planet, the “homeless,” “teen unemployment,” the death penalty, “economic justice,” “sustainable development goals,” and the “rights” of migrants than he has about the daily slaughter of the innocent preborn by chemical and surgical means.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio is so “sensitive” about “offending” the new (cough, cough, cough, gag, gag, gag) president that he authorized none other than he authorized his chief American henchmen (Blase Cupich, Joseph Tobin, Wilton Parmenter Gregory) to oppose “Archbishop” Gomez’s statement in no uncertain terms, something that will be discussed in more detail below. Jose Horacio Gomez must have been deceiving himself when he tried to invoke his “pope” as a firm opponent of the worldwide genocide of innocent human beings.

“Pope Francis” has been an unfailing friend and an incomparable ally of pro-abortion, pro-perversity presidents, prime ministers, premiers, chancellors, legislators, jurists, governors, mayors, scientists, financiers, supposed “philanthropists,” entertainers, athletes, journalists, physicians, and supranational bureaucrats. At the same time, of course, the false “pontiff” has been hypercritical of almost all public officials, especially former President Donald John Trump, who identify themselves as “pro-life” but who oppose socialism and who do not believe in the subordination of legitimate national sovereignty to the non-elected bureaucrats of world governance organizations that were formed at the instigation of the Rockefellers and the Rothchilds.

As I wrote nearly fourteen years ago now, we are witnessing the convergence of the dark forces of Modernity and Modernism as they prepare the way for the coming of Antichrist.

Unfortunately, I direct your attention once again to the statement of “Archbishop” Jose Horacio Gomez, the conciliar “archbishop” of Los Angeles, California:

“Abortion is a direct attack on life that also wounds the woman and undermines the family. It is not only a private matter, it raises troubling and fundamental questions of fraternity, solidarity, and inclusion in the human community. It is also a matter of social justice. We cannot ignore the reality that abortion rates are much higher among the poor and minorities, and that the procedure is regularly used to eliminate children who would be born with disabilities,” Gomez added. (The Grace of a True Patriotism.)

Eighth Comment:

Pure conciliarspeak worthy of the master of human “solidarity” himself, Karol Josef Wojtyla/John Paul II.

By the way, true patriotism wills the good of one’s country, the ultimate expression of which is her Catholicization in every aspect of her social, political, cultural, educational, scientific and economic life.

Why is it so difficult for anyone in the “hierarchy” of the counterfeit church of conciliarism to say that the direct, intentional killing of any innocent being is prohibited by the binding precepts of the Fifth Commandment, is a sin that cries out to Heaven for vengeance and offends God?

The answer to my own rhetorical question is three-fold:

First, conciliar “bishops” lack the grace of state as they are not true bishops and hence have been trained to think and speak as creatures of the conciliar revolution.

Second, the ethos of Americanism eschews the direct invocation of distinctly Catholic terminology and doctrine as the basis for pronouncements about public affairs.

Third and very simply put, the conciliar “bishops” are always afraid about offending men rather than God.

Let me reemphasize Pope Leo XIII’s clear injunction contained in Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890, about how Catholics are to speak in public life:

But in this same matter, touching Christian faith, there are other duties whose exact and religious observance, necessary at all times in the interests of eternal salvation, become more especially so in these our days. Amid such reckless and widespread folly of opinion, it is, as We have said, the office of the Church to undertake the defense of truth and uproot errors from the mind, and this charge has to be at all times sacredly observed by her, seeing that the honor of God and the salvation of men are confided to her keeping. But, when necessity compels, not those only who are invested with power of rule are bound to safeguard the integrity of faith, but, as St. Thomas maintains: "Each one is under obligation to show forth his faith, either to instruct and encourage others of the faithful, or to repel the attacks of unbelievers.'' To recoil before an enemy, or to keep silence when from all sides such clamors are raised against truth, is the part of a man either devoid of character or who entertains doubt as to the truth of what he professes to believe. In both cases such mode of behaving is base and is insulting to God, and both are incompatible with the salvation of mankind. This kind of conduct is profitable only to the enemies of the faith, for nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good. Moreover, want of vigor on the part of Christians is so much the more blameworthy, as not seldom little would be needed on their part to bring to naught false charges and refute erroneous opinions, and by always exerting themselves more strenuously they might reckon upon being successful. After all, no one can be prevented from putting forth that strength of soul which is the characteristic of true Christians, and very frequently by such display of courage our enemies lose heart and their designs are thwarted. Christians are, moreover, born for combat, whereof the greater the vehemence, the more assured, God aiding, the triumph: "Have confidence; I have overcome the world." Nor is there any ground for alleging that Jesus Christ, the Guardian and Champion of the Church, needs not in any manner the help of men. Power certainly is not wanting to Him, but in His loving kindness He would assign to us a share in obtaining and applying the fruits of salvation procured through His grace.

The chief elements of this duty consist in professing openly and unflinchingly the Catholic doctrine, and in propagating it to the utmost of our power. For, as is often said, with the greatest truth, there is nothing so hurtful to Christian wisdom as that it should not be known, since it possesses, when loyally received, inherent power to drive away error. (Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890.)

Then again, obviously, those who do not possess the Catholic Faith are incapable of speaking with courage as Catholics.

Well, speaking about those who are not Catholic, Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s point man in Chicago, Blase Cupich, was outraged by his brother non-bishop’s criticism of the “devout” Catholic, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.:

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago rebuked the USCCB for issuing what he called an “ill-considered” statement. “Today, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued an ill-considered statement on the day of President Biden’s inauguration,” said Cardinal Cupich. “Aside from the fact that there is seemingly no precedent for doing so, the statement, critical of President Biden, came as a surprise to many bishops, who received it just hours before it was released.” (Over a dozen conciliar "bishops" publicly back USCCB's Statement Condemning Biden's Evil Support of Abortoin and "Gender" Issues.)


As weak as it was, statement issued by “Archbishop” Jose Horacio Gomez on behalf of the USCCB was the very least that could have done when upon the inauguration of the second nominally Catholic president in the history of the United States of America. Cupich, however, supports Biden completely as he does not believe that the killing of the innocent preborn is a preeminent issue in American public life because he adheres to the “consistent ethic of life” that was articulated by a predecessor conciliar archbishop of Chicago, Joseph Bernardin, in an address that he gave at Fordham University on December 6, 1983:

The substance of a Catholic position on a consistent ethic of life is rooted in a religious vision. But the citizenry of the United States is radically pluralistic in moral and religious conviction. So we face the challenge of stating our case, which is shaped in terms of our faith and our religious convictions, in non-religious terms which others of different faith convictions might find morally persuasive. . . . As we seek to shape and share the vision of a consistent ethic of life, I suggest a style governed by the following rule: We should maintain and clearly communicate our religious convictions but also maintain our civil courtesy. We should be vigorous in stating a case and attentive in hearing another's case; we should test everyone's logic but not question his or her motives. ("A Consistent Ethic of Life: An American-Catholic Dialogue".)

To what must a Catholic listen on the issue of the taking of innocent human life? Those who support the chemical and/or surgical taking of innocent human life in the womb do not have a "case." They have lies. Such people, if they are non-Catholics, must be converted to the Catholic Faith. Those who are Catholics must be told that they excommunicate themselves from the Church's maternal bosom by supporting willful murder, one the four crimes that cry out to Heaven for vengeance.

Herein, however, lies the nub of the problem: not even the “pro-life” “pope,” who, as noted earlier, was a firm believer in conciliarism’s overthrow the ends proper to the married state, excommunicated any Catholic in public life who supported the daily slaughter of the innocent preborn by chemical and/or surgical means.

Not Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.

Not Hugh Leo Carey.

Not Edward Moore Kennedy.

Not Christopher Dodd.

Not Patrick Leahy.

Not Patricia Murray.

Not Thomas Harkin.

Not Thomas P. O’Neill.

Not Thomas Foley.

Not Mario Matthew Cuomo.

Not Geraldine Anne Ferraro-Zacarro.

Not Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi.

Not John Kerry.

Not George Elmer Pataki

Not Rudolph William Giuliani.

Not Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Not Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

Not Barbara Mikulski.

Not William Brennan.

Not Richard Riordan.

Not Thomas Ridge.

Not Father Robert Drinan, aka Father Death.

Not anyone.

Indeed, it was only after then United States Representative Robert K. Dornan (R-California) threatened to bring a delegation of over forty members of Congress to protest the continued presence of Father Death in the United States House of Representatives that “Saint John Paul II” issued a prohibition of clerics holding public office. Drinan obeyed the prohibition and did not seek re-election in 1980, and he endorsed the nefarious Barney Frank to succeed him after the latter won the Democratic Party primary for the district in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to succeed Drinan. (Drinan remained publicly committed to abortion as a “woman’s right” according to the Constitution of the United States of America as determined by five Republican and two Democratic appointees to the Supreme Court of the United States of America, including a Catholic, William Brennan, who remained in “good standing” until his death and was memorialized in “Mass of Christian Burial” at Saint Matthew’s Cathedral, Washington, District of Columbia, on July 29, 1997.)

Moreover, how many people remember that it was back that was in early January of 1995, twenty-six ago now, that the conciliar "bishop" of Evreux, Normandy, France, Jacques Gaillot, was removed by Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II after years upon years of protests by Catholics about his words and actions, including his open and unapologetic support for the human pesticide, the French abortion pill, RU-486? (See Farley Clinton's February 2, 1995, article in The WandererGaillot Stripped of His Bishopric. I had my own commentary on the matter at the time that ran in the same newspaper.) That it took something approaching a revolution from Catholics attached to the conciliar structures in France to effect Gaillot's removal after years of complaints—and even admonitions from Karol Josef Wojtyla/John Paul II himself—speaks volumes about the paralysis caused by the conciliar novelty of episcopal collegiality, one of the triumphs of the Modernist spirit in favor of democracy that had been described so clearly by Pope Saint Pius X in Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907.

Now, however, there is not even a “pro-life” “pope” in the conciliar seat of apostasy. The ailing Jorge Mario Bergoglio (the next one will be worse, of course!) is very content to let Blase Cupich and Joseph Tobin, who once sent a text to an Italian roomie saying “nighty-night, baby” (see (Bergoglio Handpicks US "Cardinal" Enmeshed in McCarrick Scandal as Youth Synod Delegate and Another Front in the Conciliar Civil War, part two), reiterate his own support for Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.’s, unreconstructed, unrepentant, in-your-face support for the chemical and surgical assassination of the innocent preborn’s agenda of statism, including the repression of dissenting voices in the name of curbing  “domestic extremism” immediately after the conciliarspeak statement issued by the USSB on January 20, 2021, the Feast of Saints Fabian and Sebastian.

Blase Cupich, Joseph Tobin and Wilton Gregory, the conciliar “archbishop” of Washington, District of Columbia, are simply the descendants of the “Call to Action” agenda promulgated by John Cardinal Dearden, the longtime Archbishop of Detroit, in 1976 that served as “Catholic” justification for socialist public policies while calling for the sort of “democracy” in what they think is the Catholic Church that “Pope” Francis has been attempting to implement since March 13, 2013:

Dearden had spearheaded efforts to develop “open” attitudes about contraception and perversity and a way to readmit divorced and civilly remarried Catholics who had not followed the conciliar rules by obtaining a decree of nullity from a conciliar marriage tribunal (each of which was devoid of the authority of the Catholic Church, of course) to the Sacraments. This lavender-friendly bishop’s efforts culminated in a revolutionary gathering called “Call to Action” in Detroit in of October of 1976, and his opening address could have been given by Jorge Mario Bergoglio himself:

So, in the next few days, we are going to deliberate about the response we should make to the issues before us. We will discuss and debate; we will have considerable controversy within this hall and will probably generate some controversy outside it. We are a fairly representative gathering of the American Catholic community; as such, we contain within ourselves many, if not most, of the ethnic, racial, cultural, economic, sociological, and theological differences which characterize our diverse people and country. If we could meet and easily agree on policy for the Church and nation, we probably would not have wrestled with any problem of serious consequence. All of us in this hall are against racism and war and hypocrisy and violence; all of us are committed to the Gospel of Jesus, a Gospel of peace and justice and love and brotherhood and sisterhood; the tough part is translating all that into action. Translating it into a community of faith which conducts worship and prayer and education and works of charity and social service. Translating it into a moral position on questions of public significance, impacting on the processes by which legislation and public policy are made, because it is there that the basic work of justice is done in modern society. Both the pastoral task of building the Church, and the political task of building the world, involve choices, concrete and specific choices of how to spend our money, make our decisions, allocate our resources, direct our personal and collective allocation of time, treasure and talent. None of us knows for sure how best to do these things, none of us can be certain that our program of reform is exactly what the Lord intends for us today. So we have no choice, if we are to be a community of both faith and freedom, except to meet, debate, and make some decisions. That is what we are trying to do here. We are trying to begin a new way of doing the work of the Church in America. We may fail, but let us try and let people in the nation say of us that they cared enough to try.

In conclusion, one more thought should be expressed. We meet here as Church. Penetrated by the Spirit of Christ, we seek His will, not our own. We are conscious of our identity as the Church in the United States. At the same time, we are well aware of our bond in Christ with the Church throughout the world. We are one in our common concerns, in our traditions and in our faith. No one of us could fail to see and appreciate the profound significance of our Holy Father addressing us as we open this conference. What we do is meaningful for the entire Church. Let us begin our work, prayerfully, reflectively, conscientiously. With due accommodation, I voice the hope stated by Paul in his letter to the Church in Philippi: "It is my wish that you may be found rich in the harvest of justice which Jesus Christ has ripened in you to the glory and praise of God." (Phil. 1:11). (John Dearden, Opening Address of John Cardinal Dearden to the Call to Action Conference.)

As those familiar with this website should know by now, Dearden’s speech was merely a continuation of the revolutionary “reconciliation” with pluralism that Archbishop John Carroll began here in the United States of America in the late-Eighteenth Century and was brought to maturation by his more noteworthy Americanist successors such as Archbishop John Ireland of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and James Cardinal Gibbons of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The universal reconciliation with pluralist principles took place, of course, at the “Second” Vatican Council, especially in Gaudium et Spes and Dignitatis Humanae, December 7, 1965. See, for example, Conversion in Reverse: How the Ethos of Americanism Converted Catholics.) Cardinal Dearden’s speech, however, was right in line with Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini/Paul VI’s and Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s complete endorsement of unabashed socialist ideology that is but a fulfillment of the Sillonist “dream” that had been condemned by Pope Saint Pius X in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.

Thus, the battle between the Girondist/Menshevik conciliar revolutions versus their Jacobin/Bolshevik counterparts is just another example of how false opposites are used to deceive the masses as, in the end, each set of revolutionaries remains committed to the “Second” Vatican Council. Their principal differences are matters of interpretation and direction, not about the apostate nature of their false religious sect nor about their Roman Rite’s sacramentally invalid liturgical rites that are offensive God and are of no use to the sanctification and salvation of the souls for whom Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood to redeem.

This battle between the false opposites within the counterfeit church of conciliarism is really a mirror of the battle between the false opposites in the realm of partisan politics, and it is remarkable to note that the diving line in each case has nothing at all time with the submission of the civil state to the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church in all that pertains to the good of souls. In other words, these battles are sideshows that are used by the adversary to keep agitated as they divide along the lines of “good guys” and “bad guys” without recognizing that, on the one hand, that even a “conservative” interpretation of the documents of the “Second” Vatican Council can never serve as the foundation of the true restoration of Hoy Mother any more than any form of naturalism can serve as a foundation for social order. These battles are tricks of the adversary to keep people hoping for that “conservative” “pope” in the ecclesiastical realm and for that “conservative” president who will turn bad the tide of evil that is upon us presently.

With this in mind, I want to offer a brief word or two about the statement of one of the fourteen “bishops who expressed their support of the statement issued by the “United States Catholic Conference by “Archbishop” Jose Horacio Gomez:

  • Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, Colorado: “I strongly support Archbishop Gomez’s statement that we desire as bishops to work with President Biden to advance policies that are rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the social teachings of his Church. (…) My prayer is that when his party seeks to advance ‘moral evils and threaten human life and dignity, most seriously in the areas of abortion, contraception, marriage, and gender,’ he will have the courage to stand up for the truth of God’s love and plan revealed to us by Jesus.”
  • Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska: “I join @ArchbishopGomez in applauding President Biden for the way his Catholic faith 'has brought him solace in times of darkness and tragedy’ and ‘his longstanding commitment to the Gospel’s priority for the poor.' But I also share @ArchbishopGomez deep concern for President Biden’s ‘pledge to pursue certain policies that would advance moral evils that would threaten human life and dignity, most seriously in the areas of abortion, contraception, marriage and gender.’”
  • Bishop Donald Hying of Madison, Wisconsin: “Together, Americans need to continue to seek solutions to the pandemic, poverty, unemployment, and the immigration question. The Catholic Church will seek to work with the new administration on issues where we find convergence. Regarding the difficult issues of divergence, such as abortion, contraception, religious freedom, and gender, the Church will challenge our leaders to embrace the full vision of the human person, as revealed by God and inscribed in the human heart through the natural law. Archbishop Gomez, the Archbishop of Los Angeles and the current president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a thoughtful letter today which I recommend everyone to read [here]. He pledges support of and prayers for President Biden, a willingness to work together to solve our many and vexing problems, and challenges the president to rethink his stance on particular moral issues.”
  • Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana: “I strongly support the statement of Archbishop Jose Gomez, the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, on this day of the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden (…). I am grateful for the Archbishop’s clear articulation of our position as non-partisan pastors in relation to our newly elected president (…). I called on the faithful to hold fast to the teachings of the Church and not to adopt positions of either political party that are inimical to the truths of our faith, and not to be blinded by political ideology. (…) There are issues and policies of President Biden and the Democratic Party with which the Church agrees. I look forward to progress in working together for comprehensive immigration reform, eradicating racism, abolishing the death penalty, protecting the environment, etc. At the same time, there are issues and policies of President Biden and the Democratic Party with which the Church profoundly disagrees because they ‘would advance moral evils and threaten human life and dignity, most seriously in the areas of abortion, contraception, marriage, and gender’ (Archbishop Gomez’s statement). Our religious liberty is another deep concern. We will engage with the new Administration and with Congress, as we always have done, to protect human life, to support marriage and family life, and to guard religious freedom.” (Over a dozen conciliar "bishops" publicly back USCCB's Statement Condemning Biden's Evil Support of Abortoin and "Gender" Issues.)

A similar conflation of opposition to abortion with the false agenda of the organized crime family of the naturalist “left” was made by the “happy” conciliar “archbishop” of New York, Timothy Michael Dolan, seven days before Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., committed perjury by claiming that he would uphold a constitution that he is aiming to destroy as a logical consequences of the document’s failure to be rooted in a frank recognition of Christ the King and the authority of His Catholic Church in all that pertains the good of souls:

Why are you Catholics so hung up about abortion?” this rather well-known political leader asked me.

“Well, let me tell you,” I happily replied.

“For one, thanks for acknowledging how urgent this matter is for us. I don’t mind at all agreeing with you: we Catholics are ‘hung up’ on abortion.”

I went on. “Actually, we’re obsessed with the dignity of the human person and the sacredness of all human life! Yes, the innocent, helpless life of the baby in the womb, but also the life of the death row prisoner, the immigrant, the fragile elderly, the poor and the sick.”

I wasn’t done. “And it’s not just ‘you Catholics’ who are very upset about the unfettered abortion-on-demand culture in which we live. Most Americans, of any religion, or none at all, report they are as well. As a matter of fact, this is not a uniquely ‘Catholic’ issue at all, but one of human rights. We didn’t learn that abortion was horrible in religion class, but in biology, and in our courses on the ‘inalienable rights’ tradition in American history.”

By now he probably regretted he had asked! But on I went.

“How can we sustain a culture that recoils at violence, exclusion, suicide, racism, injustice, and callousness toward those in need, if we applaud, allow, pay for, and promote the destruction of the most helpless, the baby in the womb?” (Timothy Michael Dolan Explains “Why Catholics are ‘Hung Up’ On  the Surgical Execution of Innocent Babies.)

What an Americanist.

What an infernal Americanist.

What an infernal Americanist who, despite opposing the surgical execution of the innocent preborn, insists that the death penalty, which is part of the Natural Law, and that we do not learn about the impermissibility of the direct, intentional killing of innocent human life from a “religion book.”

What dopey, mindless Americanism.

While, yes, of course, biology teaches when life begins, we learn about the immorality of taking an innocent life from the Fifth Commandment: Thou shalt not kill.

These conciliar revolutionaries are, by and large and for the most part, incapable of speaking as Catholics because they simply do not possess the Catholic Faith.

Here is a reminder of how dopey and mindless Timothy Michael Dolan (see Timmy's In The Well (Of Americanism,That Is)Making Everyone Happy Except GodUnhappy Is The "Happy" "Bishop"Whatever You WantOminous Offenders Offending OminouslyMemo To David Axelrod And Other Social EngineersJohn Carroll's CaesarVictims of Compromise, Taking A Figure Of Antichrist At His Worthless WordsPrisoners Of Their Own ApostasyTimothy Dolan, Meet Timothy Dolan (And Friends)Still Celebrating Half A Century Of ApostasyCandidate For Man Of The Year?From John Carroll To James Gibbons To Timothy DolanTo Help The ChildrenFake, Phony, Sanctimonious FraudHappy As A Stuffed Clam With HimselfImpossible To Fight Moral Evils With Blasphemy And ErrorStill Trying to Make Everyone Happy Except God HimselfJust Another Ordinary Outrage Permitted by a Conciliar "Ordinary",  Forty Years of Emboldening, Appeasing, and Enabling Killers, part twoAuditioning To Be The Next Universal Face of Apostasy"You're Not Supposed To Do This"Vast Is The DamageFrancis And Other Judases Abound In Holy WeekModernism Repackaged as Newness, and Memo To Timothy Michael Dolan: Catholics Never Say "We Used To Say") since he of “cheesehead mitre” fame in Milwaukee became the conciliar “archbishop” of New York on April 15, 2010:

This is awesome for me," Archbishop Dolan said.  "I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means very much to me."(Press Release of the Anti-Defamtion League, April 22, 2009.)

Thanksgiving is a time of the year when people are open to the Lord, and we don't think about ourselves. We're grateful to God. We're conscious that somebody, some call him or her, whatever you want, somebody beyond us is in charge, and we are immensely grateful. (Is 'Superman' Catholic?)

The top U.S. Catholic bishop vowed legislative and court challenges Tuesday to a compromise by President Barack Obama to his healthcare mandate that now exempts religiously affiliated institutions from paying directly for birth control for their workers, instead making insurance companies responsible.

Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, who heads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in an interview with The Associated Press that he trusted Obama wasn't anti-religious and intended to make good on his pledge to work with religious groups to fine-tune the mandate.

"I want to take him at his word," Dolan said in Rome, where he will be made a cardinal Saturday. But he stressed: "I do have to say it's getting harder and harder," to believe Obama's claim to prioritize religious freedom issues given the latest controversy. (Top U.S. Catholic Bishop Vows Legal Challenges to Obama's Birth Control Rule.) 

BOB SCHIEFFER: Well, there was certainly no duct tape on-- on-- on your mouth when the President came out and let it be known that his health care plan included Catholic institutions having to buy birth control pills for their employees at church-- in churches and in schools and in hospitals. I want to ask you about that because I interviewed the vice president last week and he told me that it all had been resolved. Here-- here is what he said.

JOE BIDEN: On the substance, the President ended up exactly where he intended, where he began. Which was that, one, every woman in America should be able to have insurance coverage for birth control if she so chooses and that the Catholic Church and other churches should not have to pay for it or provide it. That's exactly where we are now. 

BOB SCHIEFFER: For the record is that what you advised the President?

JOE BIDEN: Yes. But that's also where the President was in the front end.

BOB SCHIEFFER: So I guess that question I'd ask you, Your Eminence, are you good with that?

TIMOTHY DOLAN: No, although I appreciate very much the Vice President. He has been helpful and I-- I-- I have benefitted from his counsel and I look forward to talking to him again. So I am glad he weighed in on it but I would disagree with him. It hasn't helped us much, Bob, because-- because we still have to pay for it, because most of us are self-insured and we are still worried not just about our institutions but also the individuals. So we still find ourselves in a very tough spot, and we're still going to continue to express what we believe is just not a religious point of view but a constitutional point of view that America's at her best when the government doesn't force a citizen or a group of citizens in a religious creed to violate their deepest held moral convictions.

BOB SCHIEFFER: Do you agree with what the vice president seemed to be saying that this-- that the President really didn't change his position?

TIMOTHY DOLAN: Yes, I-- I think so. Although I am a little confused, because the President told me his convict--- his position, his conviction is that the government would do nothing to impede religion. And he-- he was very gracious, and especially complimenting the Catholic family in the United States in their work for health care charity and education. And he'd say I don't want this administration to do anything to-- to impede that. It's tough for me to see how the strangling HHS Regulations do anything but that. (Page Four of the Transcript from Face the Nation, Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012.)

Shabbat Shalom!

Thank you so much for your generous invitation and warm welcome. What an honor and a joy to be with you here at the historic and renowned Lincoln Square Synagogue.

Long have I been aware of the prominence of this community, as, during my graduate studies at the Catholic University of America, our course in American Religious History featured attention to Modern Orthodox Judaism, its flagship synagogue here, and the foundational efforts of Rabbi Shlomo Riskin.

Now what a privilege it is to be a part of the celebration of welcome as we thank God for this splendid new sanctuary! As your psalms pray, “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who toil!” So, praise God:

I’d say “Alleluia” but I can’t because for us Catholics it’s our penitential season of Lent, and we can’t say that “A-word” until Easter!

Can I get a little personal here? Today is the fourth anniversary of my appointment by Pope Benedict XVI as archbishop of New York.

Four happy years…and the Jewish community of New York is one of the big reasons why. From the start you have welcomed and embraced me. I love you; I respect you; I need you; I thank you.

Tomorrow, the second Sunday of Lent, we always have the Gospel account of what we call the Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor. There, the Jewish fisherman, the Jewish first pope, St. Peter, said to Jesus, “It is good for us to be here.”

Those words I make my own this morning.

I also appreciate the encouragement this visit gives me in my efforts to repair and restore another historic house of prayer and worship, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Don’t worry: I’m not going to ask for money—while recognizing what a tradition that is in both of our religions—although I do happen to have some pledge cards on me!

This beautiful occasion this morning might be a providential occasion to celebrate as well the common values we as Jews and Catholics deeply cherish. Can I mention just two?

One would be the high importance of the Sabbath: you begin with sundown on Friday and go through Saturday; we start with sundown on Saturday and go through Sunday.

We both do it with humble obedience to the Lord’s command, following His own example of rest after the labor of creation, don’t we?

I propose that our fidelity to the Sabbath is good for us, and good for the world.

It’s good for us as we individually, and as a religious community, need worship, prayer, and fellowship to keep our spirits focused and our faith fervent.

A wise mentor once told me, “Science teaches us that the earth is not the center of the universe. Faith teaches me that neither am I.”

God and others come first. The weekly reminder of the Sabbath.

I suppose that’s the message to be found in the startling decision of Pope Benedict XVI to leave the Chair of St. Peter. It’s not about an office, the pomp, the prominence, the prestige, the Holy Father hints, but about Jesus and His Church. It’s really all about God.

That’s what you and I profess every Sabbath! That’s good for us; that’s good for our culture.

Two, we both value love and service. Just ten days ago, on Ash Wednesday, as we began our forty days of fervent prayer, penance, and acts of charity in preparation for our high holy days, the fifty thousand folks who came through Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, heard the words of your prophet, Isaiah.

“This is the worship and fasting that I wish: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; setting free the oppressed, breaking every yoke; sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the homeless; clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own.”

Jesus won’t let me brag about such work that we as Catholics do, since, on that same day, Ash Wednesday, He told us in the Gospel that our good works should be done in secret.

But, I sure can congratulate you for the radiant love, service, and works of charity and justice you do! We’re all impressed by your effective food and clothing drives, your Red Cross blood drives, your community outreach and weekly bags of bread to the West Side Campaign Against Hunger. And we sure appreciated the partnership of the UJA with Catholic Charities in the Feeding Our Neighbors Campaign three weeks ago.

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta observed, “There’s a word for faith without love, and that word is a sham.”

And Bl. John Paul II, who so loved you, remarked, “Men and women today learn much more from witness than from words.”

God bless you, Lincoln Square Synagogue, for the radiant witness of your love which make genuine the words of praise we express on the sabbath! (The Gospel in the Digital Age.)

Timothy Cardinal Dolan preached at home yesterday for the first time since jetting to the Vatican to help pick a new pope — and received a surprise visit from Joe Biden during the Palm Sunday services.

“We welcome the vice president of the United States, Mr. Biden, we welcome him here,” Dolan told parishioners, celebrating the start of Holy Week at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. “You have a place in our thoughts and prayers.”

Thousands of parishioners packed Dolan’s standing-room-only Mass.

Many were craning their necks to get a good look at Biden, who was all smiles during the Sign of Peace, shaking hands with dozens of people and telling them, “Peace be with you.”

“He was very respectful. He sat in the rows with everyone else and didn’t bring any attention on himself,” said parishioner Marie Griffin, 50, of Yonkers.  (Biden attends Palm Sunday false liturgical service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral with Happy Apostate Dolan.)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, made his first visit to a mosque in New York City and it was the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center in Tompkinsville where he met with Muslim and other faith leaders.

The cardinal spent more than two hours touring the mosque and the Miraj Islamic School and having lunch with about 40 clergy and laity.

"I thank God that this day has arrived," the cardinal said. "I thank you for your welcome, I thank you for making me feel like a friend and a member of a family."

The cardinal asked questions about the Muslim faith and emphasized throughout his visit how much the two religions and their members have in common.

"You love God, we love God and he is the same God," the cardinal said of the Muslim and Roman Catholic faiths.

Cardinal Dolan stressed that Catholics and Muslims have a mutual love of the United States and of the religious freedom that this country affords, especially the ability to meet with people of different beliefs that would not be possible in some other nations.

"Your love of marriage and family, your love of children and babies, your love of freedom -- religious freedom particularly-- your defense of life, your desire for harmony and unity and your care for others, your care for God's creation and your care for those who are in need," the cardinal said, were Islamic values also shared by Catholics and areas where there could be mutual cooperation.

He likened Muslims to earlier waves of Roman Catholic immigrants who some 150 years ago faced the same challenge of "how to become loyal, responsible, patriotic Americans without losing their faith."

As those Catholic immigrants did, Muslims have learned the value of religious schools, he said. "Education without faith is missing something dramatic," the cardinal said.

The cardinal's trip to the mosque was in response to an invitation by leaders of the center who visited the archbishop in Manhattan in January.

"Thank God that we are a country that welcomes everybody and, as you mentioned, your eminence, only in America, and we want this example to be spread because we can do many more things when we eat together as brothers than when we stay against one another," said Imam Tahir Kukiqi of the Albanian Center.

Imam Kukiqi praised attendee Sarah Sayeed of the Interfaith Center of New York for "working tirelessly with Muslim communities and Catholic communities, especially to bring them together."

Imam Ghulam Rasul of the predominately Pakistani Masjid al-Noor in Concord led a prayer "to bring peace, harmony and understanding between the communities ... guide us so that we may be the souls of goodness, peace and harmony and understanding for the people of this country and for the community of this Island."

The cardinal is following on a local level the example of Pope Francis who has begun efforts to deepen and strengthen the relationship between the Islamic and Christian communities in Italy and other parts of Europe, said Monsignor James Dorney, a co-vicar of Staten Island. His co-vicar, Monsignor Peter Finn, announced that Wednesday was the 37th anniversary of Cardinal Dolan's ordination.

The Rev. Liam O'Doherty, pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Tompkinsville, was instrumental in arranging the visit and brought along many members of his parish council. Leaders of the Albanian Center and Masjid al-Noor invited the cardinal to visit their mosques during the month of Ramadan. (Apostate Dolan makes first visit to NYC mosque, meets with Staten Island Muslim leaders.)

He’s told us in the Scriptures that we Jews and Christians and Moslems cherish that He’s in the midst of any event characterized by love, care, concern, and service. 

This is an evening where people of faith, friendship, and patriotism come together in unity and some fun to salute America and the man whose devotion to those in need earned him the name the Happy Warrior. Whether we’ve lived up to that tradition this evening, I leave to your judgment.

So please stand and join me in prayer:

(Dolan makes the Sign of the Cross privately)

We praise you, Lord, for our faith, families and our friends. Our call to serve those in need.

We are grateful to be citizens one nation under God, who acclaim this evening that in God we trust.

Bless our two candidates, our benefactors, and those whom the Al Smith Foundation has been honored to serve for seven decades.

Guide us safely home, this evening and for all eternity, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

God bless, and thank you.

(Dolan starts to give a blessing, then just makes the Sign of the Cross privately.) (Transcription of Timothy Michael Kaine Dolan's Remarks at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, October 20, 2018. The transcript is also available at: Fake, Phony, Fraud "Cardinal" Dolan Blog.) (Transcription of Timothy Michael Kaine Dolan's Remarks at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, October 20, 2018. The transcript is also available at: Fake, Phony, Fraud "Cardinal" Dolan Blog.)

Washington D.C., Oct 31, 2019 / 04:58 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York has responded to questions about the denial of Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden last Sunday.

On an Oct. 31 interview with Fox News, Dolan said that he thought the incident was a good teaching moment about the Eucharist and the seriousness of denying Church teaching, but that he would not himself deny anyone reception of the Eucharist.

“So whether that prudential judgment was wise, I don’t want to judge him either,” Dolan said of Fr. Robert Morey, who denied Holy Communion to Biden. “I wouldn’t do it.”

“Sometimes a public figure will come and talk to me about it. And I would advise them, and I think that priest (Morey) had a good point, you are publicly at odds with an issue of substance, critical substance, we’re talking about life and death and the Church,” Dolan said.

Receiving the Eucharist “implies that you’re in union with all the Church believes and stands for. If you know you’re not, well, integrity would say, ‘uh oh, I better not approach Holy Communion.’ That’s always preferable than to make a split-second decision and denying somebody,” Dolan added.

Last Sunday, Morey denied Eucharistic communion to 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden at Mass at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, South Carolina, because of the politician’s public support of abortion.

“Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” Morey, who is the pastor of St. Anthony’s, explained in a statement sent to CNA.

“Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that,” Morey added. “Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”

In denying Biden communion, Morey was following a diocesan policy set forth in a 2004 decree signed jointly by the bishops of Atlanta, Charleston, and Charlotte. The decree states that supporting pro-abortion legislation is “gravely sinful” and that public figures who do so must be denied communion until they repent.

Joseph Zwilling, director of communications in the Archdiocese of New York, told CNA that the archdiocese does not have such a policy.

Dolan told Fox & Friends he agreed with what Morey said, though he would not personally deny a public figure the Eucharist.

“I think what he said was very to the point, I thought that was a good teaching moment,” Dolan said.

The cardinal said the issue has never come up for him personally – he has never seen a public figure in his Communion line who he knew was publicly advocating for policies that violate Church teaching.

“I’ve never had what you might call the opportunity, or I’ve never said ‘Uh oh, should I give him or her Holy Communion’, it’s never come up. Sure could,” Dolan said.

Dolan faced heavy criticism in January from Catholics who felt that he should have explicitly barred from communion New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, who had signed into law an expansive abortion bill.

On his radio show Jan. 29, Dolan said that sacramental disciplinary measures against the governor “would be completely counterproductive, right?”

“Especially if you have a governor who enjoys this and wants to represent himself as a kind of martyr to the cause, doing what is right. He is proud to dissent from the essentials of the faith. He’s proud with these positions.”

“For me to punish him for it? He would just say, ‘Look at the suffering this prophet has to undergo,’ the cardinal added.

Dolan said Oct. 31 that he frequently sees public figures at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, and that he “admires” them when they do not approach the Eucharist out of their own awareness of their sin and separation from the Church.

“They seem to know – ‘I shouldn’t do that. That could be hypocritical at this moment,’” Dolan said.

“On the other hand, we also remember Pope Francis. We…I personally can never judge the state of a person’s soul. So it’s difficult, that’s what I’m saying. I’m not up there as a tribunal, as a judge, distributing Holy Communion, I’m there as a pastor, as a doctor of souls,” Dolan said.

“So it’s difficult to make a judgment on the state of a person’s soul. My job is to help people make, with clear Church teaching, make a decision on the state of their soul and the repercussions of that.”

When asked if priests could refusing other people communion because of their sins, Dolan said that communion is intended for sinners.

“If only saints could receive Holy Communion, we wouldn’t have anybody at Mass, including myself, alright?” Dolan said.

“So sinners are who Holy Communion is for, it’s medicine for the soul, it’s an act of mercy, so it’s intended for sinners…but sinners who want to, who are sorry and want to repent. Then anybody’s welcome, come on up,” he added. (Timothy Michael Dolan on “Father” Robert Morey’s Denial of What Purports to be Holy Communion to Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. .)

Timothy Michael Dolan is a moral coward.

Then again, he is only following the lead of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who gives what purports to be Holy Communion in the Protestant Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical travesty to Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.

Biden was quick to point out that the refusal of “Father” Robert Morey (who was in my acquaintance for a little over a decade after I had met him when I was speaking  at the Washington, D.C., Catholic Rendezvous in February of 1987) to give him what is thought to be Holy Communion was contrary to the policy of “Pope Francis” himself, who always gives Biden communion:

November 1, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-abortion former Vice President and 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden has commented on a priest recently upholding Catholic teaching by denying him Holy Communion, saying, “It’s not a position that I’ve found anywhere else, including from the Holy Father, who gives me Communion.” (Argentine Apostate Gives Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. what is believed to be Commuion in the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic liturgial abomination. See also Novus Ordo Watch.)

Bergoglio and his fellow Jacobin/Bolshevik conciliar revolutionaries are quite content to embolden pro-aborts in office currently and to communicate to those who aspire to office that they can do almost anything without being criticized or punished by the conciliar officials save for supporting the death penalty, opposing globalism’s agenda of open borders and opposing socialized medicine and other statist programs of coercive income redistribution.

Nothing ever changes within the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

None of Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.’s, policy agenda is consonant is “rooted” in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church as Socialism has been condemned repeatedly by our true popes.

Moreover, most of the social problems that exist today are the consequence of the systematic warfare against the family that has been waged with particular fury by the lords of Judeo-Masonry since the late-Nineteenth Century when Masonically-controlled state legislatures, starting in North Dakota almost immediately after it was granted statehood 1889 with a full-scale putsch for the “liberalization” of divorce legislation.

Divorce and contraception destabilized marriage and paved the way for abortion and the promotion of all manner of perversity under cover of law. This has resulted in the feminization of poverty, the rise of maladjusted children who spend most of their time in schools or day care centers or being shuttled back and forth between this or that stepfamily, rootlessness, violent crime, depression, suicide, drug and alcohol addiction and a variety of other social ills. The loving security that God intends for parents to provide their children has been replaced by narcissism and hedonism to such an extent that a plethora of government bureaucracies has been created to fund various programs that have created a near cradle-to-the-grave dependency upon Federal and state taxpayer dollars. The American “bishops” have come to accept government programs as part of the “social teaching” of the Catholic Church. However, this is simply not so.

The future Pope Saint Pius X explained that the virtue of charity is exercised by individuals, not by any government:

In August 1896 in Padua, the second Congress of the Catholic Union for Social Studies took place. We have already seen that this organization had been created seven years before by Professor Giuseppe Toniolo, in the presence of the Bishop of Mantua [Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto]. This time, eight bishops were present and several directors of the Opera del Congressi took part. All the eminent representatives of the Italian Catholic Movement were present (Medolago Pagnuzzi, Alessi and others). Cardinal Sarto's address attracted considerable notice. Faced with "ardent enemies" (unbelief and revolution) "...menacing and trying to destroy the social fabric," the Patriarch of Venice invited the participants to make Jesus Christ the foundation of their work: "the only peace treaty is the Gospel." He warned them against what is now called the "welfare state," the state which provides everything and provides all socialization: "substituting public almsgiving for private almsgiving involves the complete destruction of Christianity and it is a terrible attack on the principle of ownership. Christianity cannot exist without charity, and the difference between charity and justice is that justice may have recourse to laws and even to force, depending on the circumstances, whereas charity can only be imposed by the tribunal of God and of conscience." If public assistance and the redistribution of wealth are institutionalized, "poverty becomes a function, a way of life, a public trade..." (Yves Chiron, Saint Pius X: Restorer of the Church. Translated by Graham Harrison. Angelus Press, 2002, p. 100)

This is exactly what has happened in the past eighty-eight years since the beginning of the “New Deal” of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which wasn’t even that “new” as one of Roosevelt’s own advisers admitted that most of what the former Governor of New York’s new administration was doing was simply an expansion and relabeling of programs created during the administration of the dour Republican statist and internationalist named Herbert Clark Hoover:

Hoover's was the only department of the U.S. federal government which had expanded steadily in numbers and power during the 1920s, and he had constantly urged Presidents Harding and Coolidge to take a more active role in managing the economy. Coolidge, a genuine minimalist in government, had complained: "For six years that man has given me unsolicited advice—all of it bad." When Hoover finally took over the White House, be followed his own advice, and made it an engine of interference, first pumping more credit into an already overheated economy then, when the bubble burst, doing everything in his power to organize government rescue operations. 

We now see, thanks to Rothbard's insights, that the Hoover-Roosevelt period was really a continuum, that most of the "innovations" of the New Deal were in fact expansions or intensifications of Hoover solutions, or pseudo-solutions, and that Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration differed from Herbert Hoover's in only two important respects—it was infinitely more successful in managing its public relations, and it spent rather more taxpayers' money. And, in Rothbard's argument, the net effect of the Hoover-Roosevelt continuum of policy was to make the slump more severe and to prolong it virtually to the end of the 1930s. The Great Depression was a failure not of capitalism but of the hyperactive state. (Paul Johnson on Rothbard; see also pp. 251-257 of Paul Johnson's Modern times: the world from the twenties to the nineties.)

For any American “bishop” to claim that he supports Joseph Robinette Biden’s truly radicalized agenda of pure Jacobinism, including the “canceling” of state opponents and the possible revival of the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 that the virulent anti-Catholic president named John Adams used to silence all Jeffersonian opposition to his policies, is to make a mockery of Catholic Social Teaching, which rejects all forms of socialism and statism in no uncertain terms:

4. But it is to be lamented that those to whom has been committed the guardianship of the public weal, deceived by the wiles of wicked men and terrified by their threats, have looked upon the Church with a suspicious and even hostile eye, not perceiving that the attempts of the sects would be vain if the doctrine of the Catholic Church and the authority of the Roman Pontiffs had always survived, with the honor that belongs to them, among princes and peoples. For, “the church of the living God, which is the pillar and ground of truth,”[6] hands down those doctrines and precepts whose special object is the safety and peace of society and the uprooting of the evil growth of socialism.

5. For, indeed, although the socialists, stealing the very Gospel itself with a view to deceive more easily the unwary, have been accustomed to distort it so as to suit their own purposes, nevertheless so great is the difference between their depraved teachings and the most pure doctrine of Christ that none greater could exist: “for what participation hath justice with injustice or what fellowship hath light with darkness?”[7] Their habit, as we have intimated, is always to maintain that nature has made all men equal, and that, therefore, neither honor nor respect is due to majesty, nor obedience to laws, unless, perhaps, to those sanctioned by their own good pleasure. But, on the contrary, in accordance with the teachings of the Gospel, the equality of men consists in this: that all, having inherited the same nature, are called to the same most high dignity of the sons of God, and that, as one and the same end is set before all, each one is to be judged by the same law and will receive punishment or reward according to his deserts. The inequality of rights and of power proceeds from the very Author of nature, “from whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named.”[8] But the minds of princes and their subjects are, according to Catholic doctrine and precepts, bound up one with the other in such a manner, by mutual duties and rights, that the thirst for power is restrained and the rational ground of obedience made easy, firm, and noble. (Pope Leo XIII, Quod Apostolicis Muneri, December 28, 1878.)

What are they going to produce? What is to come of this collaboration? A mere verbal and chimerical construction in which we shall see, glowing in a jumble, and in seductive confusion, the words Liberty, Justice, Fraternity, Love, Equality, and human exultation, all resting upon an ill-understood human dignity. It will be a tumultuous agitation, sterile for the end proposed, but which will benefit the less Utopian exploiters of the people. Yes, we can truly say that the Sillon, its eyes fixed on a chimera, brings Socialism in its train.  

We fear that worse is to come: the end result of this developing promiscuousness, the beneficiary of this cosmopolitan social action, can only be a Democracy which will be neither Catholic, nor Protestant, nor Jewish. It will be a religion (for Sillonism, so the leaders have said, is a religion) more universal than the Catholic Church, uniting all men become brothers and comrades at last in the "Kingdom of God". - "We do not work for the Church, we work for mankind."  

And now, overwhelmed with the deepest sadness, We ask Ourselves, Venerable Brethren, what has become of the Catholicism of the Sillon? Alas! this organization which formerly afforded such promising expectations, this limpid and impetuous stream, has been harnessed in its course by the modern enemies of the Church, and is now no more than a miserable affluent of the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity,would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.) 

But it is only the moral law which, just as it commands us to seek our supreme and last end in the whole scheme of our activity, so likewise commands us to seek directly in each kind of activity those purposes which we know that nature, or rather God the Author of nature, established for that kind of action, and in orderly relationship to subordinate such immediate purposes to our supreme and last end. If we faithfully observe this law, then it will follow that the particular purposes, both individual and social, that are sought in the economic field will fall in their proper place in the universal order of purposes, and We, in ascending through them, as it were by steps, shall attain the final end of all things, that is God, to Himself and to us, the supreme and inexhaustible Good. . . .

If Socialism, like all errors, contains some truth (which, moreover, the Supreme Pontiffs have never denied), it is based nevertheless on a theory of human society peculiar to itself and irreconcilable with true Christianity. Religious socialism, Christian socialism, are contradictory terms; no one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true socialist. (Pope Pius XI, Quadragesimo Anno, May 15, 1931.)

These statements mean nothing to the likes of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Blase Cupich, Wilton Gregory, and other “social justice”/save the planet/kill jobs/destroy national sovereignty conciliar “bishops” In addition to being an unreconstructed and unapologetic supporter of the destruction of innocent human life and of the “rights” of sodomites and all their other unceasing mutations, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., aided and abetted by Vice President Kamala Harris, Susan Rice, who blamed the pre-planned September 12, 2012, attack on the American compound in Benghazi, Libya, on a film that denigrated the notorious killer, pedophile and blasphemer named Mohammed, and Ronald Klain, the White House Chief of Staff, and the rest of his appointees. Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., is a Trojan Horse for the completion of the transformation of the United States of America into a Marxist nation, replete with social credit reports, increased restrictions on legitimate human liberties and the de facto elimination of private property rights that will, at least in some instances, be matters of law (de jure). This is what the Jabobins/Bolesheviks want politically, and it is what the Jacobins/Bolsheviks within the counterfeit church of conciliarism want theologically. The Girondists/Mensheviks within the conciliar church are thus deceiving themselves if they think that they can support anything in the Biden-Harris agenda from hell.

As I noted in October of 2014 during Jorge’s “extraordinary synod” on the family, there are no good guys or bad guys, just different shades of revolutionaries.

Totalitarianism is the Only End Product of the Modern Civil State

A country founded upon one erroneous principle after another must founder on the shoals of its own falsehoods. Catholicism is the one and only foundation of healing within the souls of men and it is the only foundation of unity among men.

Quite to Joseph Robinette Biden’s dishonest reference to Saint Augustine in his inaugural address, the Bishop of Hippo understood that Catholicism is the one and only source of true unity among men and their nations:

Because the Church is by divine institution the sole depository and interpreter of the ideals and teachings of Christ, she alone possesses in any complete and true sense the power effectively to combat that materialistic philosophy which has already done and, still threatens, such tremendous harm to the home and to the state. The Church alone can introduce into society and maintain therein the prestige of a true, sound spiritualism, the spiritualism of Christianity which both from the point of view of truth and of its practical value is quite superior to any exclusively philosophical theory. The Church is the teacher and an example of world good-will, for she is able to inculcate and develop in mankind the "true spirit of brotherly love" (St. Augustine, De Moribus Ecclesiae Catholicae, i, 30) and by raising the public estimation of the value and dignity of the individual's soul help thereby to lift us even unto God.

Finally, the Church is able to set both public and private life on the road to righteousness by demanding that everything and all men become obedient to God "Who beholdeth the heart," to His commands, to His laws, to His sanctions. If the teachings of the Church could only penetrate in some such manner as We have described the inner recesses of the consciences of mankind, be they rulers or be they subjects, all eventually would be so apprised of their personal and civic duties and their mutual responsibilities that in a short time "Christ would be all, and in all." (Colossians iii, 11)

Since the Church is the safe and sure guide to conscience, for to her safe-keeping alone there has been confided the doctrines and the promise of the assistance of Christ, she is able not only to bring about at the present hour a peace that is truly the peace of Christ, but can, better than any other agency which We know of, contribute greatly to the securing of the same peace for the future, to the making impossible of war in the future. For the Church teaches (she alone has been given by God the mandate and the right to teach with authority) that not only our acts as individuals but also as groups and as nations must conform to the eternal law of God. In fact, it is much more important that the acts of a nation follow God's law, since on the nation rests a much greater responsibility for the consequences of its acts than on the individual.

When, therefore, governments and nations follow in all their activities, whether they be national or international, the dictates of conscience grounded in the teachings, precepts, and example of Jesus Christ, and which are binding on each and every individual, then only can we have faith in one another's word and trust in the peaceful solution of the difficulties and controversies which may grow out of differences in point of view or from clash of interests. An attempt in this direction has already and is now being made; its results, however, are almost negligible and, especially so, as far as they can be said to affect those major questions which divide seriously and serve to arouse nations one against the other. No merely human institution of today can be as successful in devising a set of international laws which will be in harmony with world conditions as the Middle Ages were in the possession of that true League of Nations, Christianity. It cannot be denied that in the Middle Ages this law was often violated; still it always existed as an ideal, according to which one might judge the acts of nations, and a beacon light calling those who had lost their way back to the safe road.

There exists an institution able to safeguard the sanctity of the law of nations. This institution is a part of every nation; at the same time it is above all nations. She enjoys, too, the highest authority, the fullness of the teaching power of the Apostles. Such an institution is the Church of Christ. She alone is adapted to do this great work, for she is not only divinely commissioned to lead mankind, but moreover, because of her very make-up and the constitution which she possesses, by reason of her age-old traditions and her great prestige, which has not been lessened but has been greatly increased since the close of the War, cannot but succeed in such a venture where others assuredly will fail. (Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922.)

Yes,it is really Christ or chaos. There is nothing in between. Nothing whatsoever.

What is done by one administration can be undone busily by the next, and President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., is wasting no time to do precisely this as fast as can in addition to pushing for “open borders” and an immigration “reform” package that would give those who have entered the United States of America illegally in the past and who will do so in response to his invitation to “come on in” a “path to citizenship” in eight years, something that is simply part of the “global reset of humanity” that includes the vaccines for the Wuhan/China/Chinese/Covid-19/Coronavirus that are killing people around the world (perhaps even Henry Louis Aaron, who died just seventeen days after receiving the vaccination in Georgia) and the elimination of national borders and thus of whatever remains of authentic national sovereignty.

This having been noted, however, it is important to remind readers that then President Donald John Trump’s 2017 restoration of the Mexico City Policy differed from the one issued by then President George Walker Bush’s on January 22, 2001, only in that Trump’s version extended the prohibition to use of Federal funds to all Federal agencies and not only to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). That having been noted, though represented each version of the Mexico City Policy had made the needless concession that there are circumstances in which innocent preborn children may be put to death lawfully with funding provided by American taxpayer dollars.

Moreover, even though President Trump’s iteration of the Mexico City Policy that will be rescinded by Commander in Thief, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., extended to all Federal agencies and not just to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to forbid them from using American taxpayer dollars to promote surgical abortion as a means of “family planning,” “family planning” is itself odious to God, injurious to individuals, destructive to families and fatal to the welfare of nations. Most of our social problems are the direct result of the destruction of the stability of the family, the proliferation of unwed mothers and of children sent off to pre-school and after-school “care” programs, meaning that grow up never having experienced the meaning of a stable family and thus of the true love and sense of security to be found therein. Indeed, many of Federal entitlement programs exist to provide taxpayer assistance to children who live in poverty as a result of the consequences of contraception and the unstable situations in which they live. (See the appendix below for a history of the Mexico City Policy and its loopholes.)

State indifferentism to the true religion, which is the one and only foundation of order within the soul and within society?

Cultural pluralism that gives free rein to all manner of errors, including open and undisguised “worship” of the adversary himself to such an extent that the armed forces of the United States of America has been permitting “chaplains” for satanists to conduct their demonic services?

Writing in Immortale Dei, November 1, 1900, Pope Leo XIII explained the consequences of state indifferentism to the true religion and the consequences of unbridled civil liberty:

To hold, therefore, that there is no difference in matters of religion between forms that are unlike each other, and even contrary to each other, most clearly leads in the end to the rejection of all religion in both theory and practice. And this is the same thing as atheism, however it may differ from it in nameMen who really believe in the existence of God must, in order to be consistent with themselves and to avoid absurd conclusions, understand that differing modes of divine worship involving dissimilarity and conflict even on most important points cannot all be equally probable, equally good, and equally acceptable to God.

So, too, the liberty of thinking, and of publishing, whatsoever each one likes, without any hindrance, is not in itself an advantage over which society can wisely rejoice. On the contrary, it is the fountain-head and origin of many evils. Liberty is a power perfecting man, and hence should have truth and goodness for its object. But the character of goodness and truth cannot be changed at option. These remain ever one and the same, and are no less unchangeable than nature itself. If the mind assents to false opinions, and the will chooses and follows after what is wrong, neither can attain its native fullness, but both must fall from their native dignity into an abyss of corruption. Whatever, therefore, is opposed to virtue and truth may not rightly be brought temptingly before the eye of man, much less sanctioned by the favor and protection of the law. A well-spent life is the only way to heaven, whither all are bound, and on this account the State is acting against the laws and dictates of nature whenever it permits the license of opinion and of action to lead minds astray from truth and souls away from the practice of virtue. To exclude the Church, founded by God Himself, from the business of life, from the making of laws, from the education of youth, from domestic society is a grave and fatal error. A State from which religion is banished can never be well regulated; and already perhaps more than is desirable is known of the nature and tendency of the so-called civil philosophy of life and morals. The Church of Christ is the true and sole teacher of virtue and guardian of morals. She it is who preserves in their purity the principles from which duties flow, and, by setting forth most urgent reasons for virtuous life, bids us not only to turn away from wicked deeds, but even to curb all movements of the mind that are opposed to reason, even though they be not carried out in action. (Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885.) 

One of the great tragedies of our religiously indifferentist country of pluralism is that so few people understand that they must be prepared to face the moment of their Particular Judgments at any time. This lack of understanding has been fueled by conciliarism's rejection of what it calls disparagingly as "proselytism," that is, the effort to win converts to the true Faith, thereby reaffirming lost souls throughout their lives, preparing them not one whit to face death on any given day. Nihilism has arisen in the wake of the false, naturalistic, anti-Incarnational, Calvinist/Judeo-Masonic and Pelagian principles of the American founding. 

The daily slaughter of the innocent preborn by surgical and chemical means is a direct and inevitable consequence of Protestantism’s overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King and the subsequent rise of the religiously indifferentist civil state of Modernity. A nation not founded on the firm foundation of a recognition of the true Faith and a due submission to Holy Mother Church in all that pertains to the good of souls is bound to founder on the shoals of its own falsehoods. The ultimate result of Americanism’s welter of errors is totalitarianism, and it is no accident that President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., was ready to “hit the ground” running with a “war on domestic extremism” bill that brings to life a proposal hidden in the former United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s report issued on April 20, 2009:

It is thus no surprise at all that the Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security, the pro-abort named Janet Napolitano, has issued a report warning of the potential "dangers" posed by "right-wing" extremist elements, described as follows in a footnote:

* (U) Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration. (Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.)

This was quite a concise statement of the worldview of those naturalists who consider themselves to be in possession of the right to control individual lives in the name of the "community" according to the "truths" of their leftist ideologies. This statement even manifests a contempt for the Federalism of the American founders, men who were, after all, considered just a wee bit "anti-government" by the government of King George III.

Those who "reject federal authority in favor of state and local authority" are possible terrorists?

Mindful of the fact that the American founders set us on the course that has given us the likes of statist, authoritarian presidents such as Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Lyndon Baines Johnson, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro, and Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., at the present time,  by their belief that  men could structure a well-ordered state without acknowledging that the Catholic Church has the right from God to direct men in all that pertains to the good of their immortal souls, the founders did have an understanding, no matter how inchoate, that there should be a division of authority between the central government and state governments, something that is indeed in accord with the Natural Law principle of subsidiarity that was enunciated very clearly by Pope Pius XI in Quadragesimo Anno, May 15, 1931: 

As history abundantly proves, it is true that on account of changed conditions many things which were done by small associations in former times cannot be done now save by large associations. Still, that most weighty principle, which cannot be set aside or changed, remains fixed and unshaken in social philosophy: Just as it is gravely wrong to take from individuals what they can accomplish by their own initiative and industry and give it to the community, so also it is an injustice and at the same time a grave evil and disturbance of right order to assign to a greater and higher association what lesser and subordinate organizations can do. For every social activity ought of its very nature to furnish help to the members of the body social, and never destroy and absorb them.

The supreme authority of the State ought, therefore, to let subordinate groups handle matters and concerns of lesser importance, which would otherwise dissipate its efforts greatly. Thereby the State will more freely, powerfully, and effectively do all those things that belong to it alone because it alone can do them: directing, watching, urging, restraining, as occasion requires and necessity demands. Therefore, those in power should be sure that the more perfectly a graduated order is kept among the various associations, in observance of the principle of "subsidiary function," the stronger social authority and effectiveness will be the happier and more prosperous the condition of the State. (Pope Pius XI, Quadragesimo Anno, May 15, 1931.)

Was Pope Pius XI a dangerous "anti-government," right-wing "extremist" because he taught the principle of subsidiarity that requires human problems to be address in the institution closest to them (the family, the parish, the diocese--and then the government that is closest to the person in need and far as short a time as possible)?

As I have noted endlessly on this site, those who are advocates of "states' rights" can be faulted for believing that state governments are all-powerful in that they have the "authority" to enact whatever legislation is desired by the "people" by those states. No level of government--state, local or nation--has any authority from God to enact any legislation contrary to the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law no matter what "the people" may want. The "people" are not sovereign. Christ the King is Sovereign. "States' rights" must be subordinate to God's Sacred Rights as these have been taught by the Catholic Church, something that naturalists of the "libertarian" stripe reject out of hand.

That having been noted, however, the statists reject subsidiarity in its entirety, believing that we, the citizens, must surrender our wills to what they seek to "impose" upon us without our uttering even a peep of opposition.

Janet Napolitano's "special report" of twelve years mentioned those who are concerned about a "single-issue" as possible sources of domestic terrorism, mentioning abortion and immigration as two of these "single issues" (mentioning also "perverse marriages" in another section of the "report"). As the taking of innocent human life is one of the four crimes that cry out to Heaven for vengeance (willful murder) and the issue of immigration, although certainly something that is a Natural Law right of a sovereign nation to control by means of just legislation, is one that can be debated by men of good will who have in mind the common temporal good undertaken in light of man's Last End, I am going to address Secretary Napolitano's mentioning of opposition to abortion as a source of "domestic terrorism."

There have been only a relative handful of violent attacks upon the persons of those involved in the surgical execution of innocent human beings under cover of the civil law. Seven people have been killed by those who have taken the law into their own hands and sought to serve as jury, judge and executioner of human beings who were not given the chance to repent of their crimes before they died.

How can a well-planned, funded and organized group of nihilists who took advantage of the “Save America” rally in Washington, District of Columbia, Thursday,  January 6, 2021, the Feast of the  Epiphany of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus  Christ, deemed any sort rationale for deeming the seventy-four million Americans who voted for the re-election of President Donald John Trump on Tuesday,  November 3, 2020, as worthy of being monitored because many, although far, far from all, are opposed to the mystical dismemberment of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the persons of innocent preborn babies in their mothers' wombs?

Many of the perpetrators of Capitol riots have been apprehended and will be prosecuted.

How many people were apprehended and prosecuted for the fifty-three murders of innocent human beings (and wounding of thousands of others) during the Rodney King riots in South Central Los Angeles between April 29, 1992, and May 4, 1992?


How many people have been apprehended and prosecuted for the ongoing siege of Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington?

How many people have been apprehended and prosecuted for the sieges in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year?

Not many, if any.

To lump together those who oppose abortion with white supremacist organizations that foment true racial hatred and racialist theories that have been condemned by the Catholic Chuch (see Pope Pius XI's Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937) is to engage in the most reprehensible form of character assassination possible.

To assert that those who are opposed to abortion need to be "monitored' as potential sources of "domestic terrorism" is itself an act of violence against reason and truth, something that comes to naturalists of the leftist stripe all too naturally. Truth be told, of course, those who support the systematic destruction of innocent human beings under cover of the civil law, both by chemical and surgical means, believe that anyone who is opposed to abortion for any reason--and most especially for religious reasons--is a "violent" offender against women's "reproductive rights." A Catholic mother of several children was threatened with arrest by F.B.I. agents assigned to the VAAPCON task force in 1995 as a "terrorist" because she wrote a letter to a baby-killing saying that she was praying for her conversion. That was considered to be an act of violence, an act of terrorism.

Well, yes, of course, prayer is considered to be an act of spiritual terrorism by the devil. It is no wonder, therefore, that those who do his bidding for him in the midst of the world are "terrorized" by the receipt of letters telling them that their conversion is being prayed for and/or by the receipt of Mass cards informing them that a true offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be made for their conversion and in reparation for their crimes. The devil hates the twin foundations of our interior lives, Holy Mass and Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary, and he will inspire his minions in the world with white-hot rage against the mere mention of the most perfect prayer, the Holy Mass, and the prayer given by Our Lady to Saint Dominic de Guzman.

Over eleven million Catholics were killed by the brute force of Roman emperors between the time of Emperor Nero in 67 A.D. and the time of the Edict of Milan, issued by Emperor Constantine, in the year 313 A.D. Civil law was used as the basis of preventing the public worship of the true God and of attempting to force Catholics to pay homage to all manner of false gods and/or to engage in forbidden practices. The executions of these thirteen million Catholics was carried out, at least in most instances, after what passed for due process of law in the Roman empire. Even Roman citizens who had performed their military duty bravely in the service of the Roman Empire, such as Saint Eustachius, were put to death because they refused to participate in the worship of the false gods.

Over 72,000 Catholics were put to death in England under orders from King Henry VIII between the time of the Parliamentary Act of Supremacy in 1534 and the time of his death in 1547. These Catholics were killed under cover of the civil law because they refused to acknowledge the king, whom they recognized as the head of the English civil state, as the head of the Church in England, preferring death to denying their fealty to the Primacy of the Successor of Saint Peter. The civil law in England at the time of the Protestant Revolt was used to close monasteries and convents, thus forcing the poor who had farmed the lands attached thereto for generations upon generations to flee from their homes as the lands upon which they lived as tenant farmers was given away to Henry's political associates so as to guarantee their own personal stake in preventing a reconciliation with the Catholic Church. More Catholics were killed during the reign of Henry's daughter by his illict "wife," Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I. These Catholics were hunted down by "priest-catchers," totured on the rack and then hanged, drawn and quarter after sham trials "convicted" them of "high treason" against the Crown.

The French Revolutionaries used civil law to subordinate the Catholic Church to the civil state by means of the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, July 12, 1790. This was an effort to silence any resistance to the anti-Theistic precepts of the revolution and to secure a "constitutional hierarchy" that would do what the "citizens" desired done. Even this "civil constitution of the clergy" was deemed insufficient by those who organized and implemented the Reign of Terror, wherein approximately 17,000 people, mostly faithful Catholics, were executed by means of the guillotine and another 40,000 or so were executed while awaiting their show-trials.

The Freemason Otto von Bismarck used the cover of civil law during his Kulturkampf (1871-1878) to engage in a persecution of the Catholic Church, starting with laws in 1871 that threatened Catholic bishops and priests with prison terms of up to two years if they dared to discuss politics from the pulpit. This was a means, obviously, of silencing opposition to his statism and social engineering (including the imposition of a mandatory retirement age and instituting a social security system so as to make the elderly retired wards of the civil state, thereby breaking the bond that obligated grown children to provide for their parents when they were unable to provide for themselves). Bismarck also had the Society of Jesus banned from Germany and required the civil state to inspect Catholic schools. Monasteries and convents were closed. Consecrated religious were displaced.

Pope Pius IX wrote of these injustices, each of which were conducted under cover of the civil law, in Bismarck's Germany, which mirrored those injustices taking place in Italy, which had just been "united" by the forces of Freemasonry following the fall of the Papal States in 1870, in Etsi Multa, November 21, 1873:

In addition to many grave injuries inflicted on the Catholic Church last year, the government of Prussia with harsh, iniquitous laws totally different from previous ones have subjected the whole institution and education of clerics to lay power. One can now legitimately ask how clerics are to be educated and formed for the priestly and pastoral life. Going further still, the government grants to the same lay power the right to bestow any office or ecclesiastical benefice and even the right to deprive sacred pastors of office and benefice.

Moreover so that the ecclesiastical government and the hierarchical order of subordination constituted by Christ Himself may be more quickly and fully subverted, these same laws impose many obstacles on bishops so that they cannot provide, through canonical censures and punishments, for the salvation of souls, the soundness of doctrine in Catholic schools, and the obedience due them from clerics. These same laws forbid bishops to do these things unless they are in accord with the wishes of the civil authority and the norms proposed by it. And so that nothing be lacking in the total oppression of the Catholic Church, a royal tribunal for ecclesiastical affairs has been instituted. Bishops and holy pastors can be summoned before it, both by private individuals and by public magistrates, so as to stand trial like criminals and be coerced in the exercise of their spiritual functions.

Existence of Church Threatened

Thus the holy Church of Christ, whose necessary and full freedom of which religion had repeatedly been guaranteed by public pacts and the highest princes, has in these same places been deprived of all its rights and exposed to hostile men. Its final extinction now threatens. For the new laws, to be sure, have as their intent its destruction.

No wonder, then, that the former religious tranquility has been gravely disturbed in that Empire by this kind of law and other plans and actions of the Prussian government most hostile to the Church. But who would wish to falsely cast the blame of this disturbance on the Catholics of the German Empire! For if they are faulted for not acquiesing in such laws in which they could not acquiesce with good conscience, for the same reason the apostles of Jesus Christ ant the martyrs, who preferred to undergo most dreadful tortures and death itself than to betray their duty and violate the rights of their most holy religion by obeying the commands of the princes who persecuted them, must also be faulted.

If no other laws than these of the civil authority existed and if they were of the highest order, it would be wrong to transgress them. If, moreover, these same civil laws constituted the norm of conscience, as some maintain both impiously and absurdly, the early martyrs and their followers would have been worthy of reprehension rather than honor and praise. Indeed it would have been against the laws and the wish of princes to hand down the Christian faith, propagate it, and found the Church. Nevertheless the faith teaches and human reason demonstrates that there is a twofold order of things. Two kinds of powers must be distinguished on earth-one natural that looks to the tranquility and secular business of human society; the other, whose origin is above nature, which is in charge of the Church of Christ, divinely instituted for the salvation and peace of souls. The offices of these two powers are wisely coordinated so that things which belong to God are returned to God and, because of God, those of Caesar to Caesar, who "for this reason is great because he is less than heaven for he belongs to Him whom heaven and all creatures belong."

From this divine command, to be sure, the Church has never turned aside. It always and everywhere attempts to inculcate in the faithful an inviolable obedience towards their supreme rulers and their rights, insofar as they are secular, and it has taught, with the Apostle, that they are rulers not for fear of good works but of evil, teaching the faithful to be subject not only because of fear, because the prince bears the sword to carry out his ire against him who has done evil, but also because of conscience because in his office he is a minister of God. However, this fear of princes the Church limits to evil acts, excluding the same totally from the observance of the divine law, being mindful of what blessed Peter taught the faithful; "May none of you suffer for being a murderer, a thief, a criminal or an informer, but if any of you should suffer for being a Christian, then he is not to be ashamed of it; let him glorify God in that name."

Since these things are so, you understand how sad We must have been when We read in the recent letter from the German Emperor the unexpected accusation against certain of his Catholic subjects, especially against the Catholic clergy, and bishops. The reason for this accusation is that they, fearing neither bonds nor tribulations and not placing any great value on their lives, refuse to obey the aforementioned laws. They protest with that same firmness shown before the passing of these laws. They pointed out their faults by serious, clear and most solid explanations which, with the approval of the whole Catholic world and even of some heterodox men, they delivered to the Prince, his administrators and the supreme council of the kingdom.

For the same reason now they are accused of treason, as if they were conspiring with those who strive to upset all orders of human society. No attention is paid to the excellent arguments in which they clearly attest their unbroken loyalty and obedience to the Prince and their lively devotion to their fatherland. Indeed We Ourselves are asked to exhort Catholics and holy pastors there to observe these laws; this would be equivalent to Our contributing to the oppression and dispersion of the flock of the Christ. However, supported by God, We are confident that the most serene Emperor, having more carefully weighed things, will reject the empty suspicion conceived against his most loyal subjects and will no longer allow their honor to be reviled with foul detraction. In addition, he will end the unmerited persecution against them. Moreover, We would have willingly passed over the imperial letter if it had not been published, against Our knowledge and in a most unusual fashion, by an official newspaper in Berlin. It was published together with other material written by Us, in which We appealed for justice from the Emperor for the Catholic Church in Prussia.

Harassing of the Church

What We have recounted so far is common knowledge. Monks and virgins devoted to God are deprived of the common liberty of ordinary citizens and ejected with enormous cruelty, Catholic schools are daily being taken away from the care of the Church, and sodalities for pious works and even seminaries are dissolved. Additionally, the liberty of evangelical preaching is interfered with, hindered, teaching religion in the native language is forbidden in certain parts of the kingdom. Curates are withdrawn from their parishes, and prelates themselves are deprived of revenues coerced in many ways, and frightened with threat of imprisonment. While Catholics are vexed with all kinds of harassment such as these, how can We possibly acquiesce to what is suggested and not invoke the religion of Jesus Christ and the truth?

Government Support for Heretics

Nor is this the limit of the injuries which are committed against the Catholic Church. In addition the Prussian and other governments of the German Empire openly support those recent heretics who call themselves Old Catholics. Their abuse of such a name would be plainly ridiculous if it were not for the fact that so many monstrous errors of this sect against the principal teachings of the Catholic faith, so many sacrileges in divine service and the administration of the sacraments, so many grave scandals, and so much ruin of souls redeemed by the blood of Christ did not force tears from Our eyes. (Pope Pius IX, Etsi Multa, November 21, 1873.)

The Freemasons in Italy also persecuted the Catholic Church under cover of the civil law at the same time that the Kulturkampf was taking place in Germany. Religious houses were closed. Education was placed under the control of the civil state. Clerics such as Saint John Bosco were under regular suspicion for what was termed "anti-governmental" activities." Pope Leo XIII, writing in Etsi Nos, February 15, 1882, bewailed these conditions in his native Italy:

In the midst of the populations of Italy, which have always been so constant and steadfast in the faith of their fathers, the liberty of the Church is wounded on all sides; everyday efforts are redoubled in order to efface from the public institutions that Christian stamp and character which has always, and with good reason, been the seal of the glories of Italy. Religious houses suppressed, the goods of the Church confiscated, marriages contracted in despite of the laws and without the rites of the Church, the position of the religious authorities as to the education of the young utterly ignored -- in fine, a cruel and deplorable war without limit and without measure declared against the Apostolic See, a war on account of which the Church is weighed down by inexpressible suffering, and the Roman Pontiff finds himself reduced to extreme anguish. For, despoiled of his Civil Princedom, he has of necessity fallen into the hands of another Power.

More than this; Rome, the most august of Christian cities, is now a place laid open to all the enemies of the Church; profane novelties defile it; here and there, temples and schools devoted to heresy are to be found. It is even reported that this year it is about to receive the deputies and leaders of the sect which is most embittered against Catholicism, who have appointed this city as the place for their solemn meeting. The reasons which have determined their choice of such a meeting place are no secret; they desire by this outrageous provocation to glut the hatred which they nourish against the Church, and to bring their incendiary torches within reach of the Roman Pontificate by attacking it in its very seat.

The Church, without doubt, will in the end be triumphant and will baffle the impious conspiracies of men; but it is none the less admitted and certain that their designs aim at nothing less than the destruction of the whole system of the Church with its Head, and the abolition, if it were possible, of all religion.

For those who pretend to be friends of the honor of Italy to dream of such prospects would seem a thing incredible, for the ruin of the Catholic faith in Italy would dry up the source of the most precious of goods. If, in truth, the Christian religion has created for the nations the best guarantees for their prosperity, the sanctity of right and the guardianship of justice; if by her influence she has everywhere subdued headlong and hasty passions, she, the companion and protectress of all honesty, of all nobility, of all greatness; if she has everywhere summoned all classes and every member of society to meet in a lasting peace and in perfect harmony, Italy has received a richer share of these benefits than any other nation.

It is, in truth, the shame of too many persons that they dare to denounce the Church as dangerous to public safety and prosperity, and to regard the Roman Pontificate as the enemy of the greatness of the name of Italy. But the records of the past give the lie to such slanders and to absurd calumnies of a similar kind. It is to the Church and the Roman Pontiffs that Italy especially owes gratitude for having spread her glories in all lands, for never having allowed her to succumb under the repeated incursions of having for generations preserved in many ways a lawful amount of just and proper liberty, and for having enriched her cities with numerous and immortal monuments of science and of art. In truth it is not the least glory of the Roman Pontiffs that they have maintained united in a common faith the various provinces of Italy, so different in customs and in genius, and have kept them from most disastrous disagreements. Frequently, in times of trouble and calamity, the welfare of the State would have been in peril, had not the Roman Pontificate saved it by exercise of its lifegiving power.

And its influence will not be less beneficial in the future if the malice of men does not interfere and hinder its efficacy or stifle its liberty. This beneficial force, which is peculiar to Catholic institutions, because it flows from them as a natural consequence, is unchangeable and unceasing. Even as, for the salvation of souls, the Catholic religion embraces all countries without any limitations of time or space, so does it always and everywhere stand forth and present itself as the true friend of the civil power.

These great advantages are being lost, and are being followed by grave evils; for the enemies of Christian wisdom, be their rival pretensions what they may, are leading society to its ruin. Nothing can be more efficacious than their doctrines in the way of kindling in men's minds the flames of violence and of stirring up the most pernicious passions. In the sphere of science they are repudiating the heavenly lights of faith; and when once this torch is put out, the mind of men is usually carried away by errors, no longer sees the truth, and begins quietly to sink into the lowest depths of a base and shameful materialism. In the sphere of morals they are disdainfully rejecting the eternal and unchangeable reasoning, and are despising God -- the sovereign Legislator and supreme Avenger and when once these foundations are torn away no sufficient authority remains for law, and the regulation of life merely depends upon the good pleasure and free will of man. In society, the liberty without limit which they preach and pursue engenders license, and this license is very soon followed by the overthrow of order, the most fatal scourge of the public welfare. Of a truth, it is impossible to see society in a more pitiable or miserable state than in those places where such men and such doctrines as we have been describing have gained the upper hand even for a moment. Unless recent examples had furnished evidence it would have been difficult to believe that men, in a transport of furious and criminal boldness, could even have cast themselves into excesses of such a kind, and while retaining as if in mockery the name of liberty, could have given themselves over to "satutnalia" of conflagrations and murders. If Italy has not, up to the present time, experienced a similar reign of terror, we must attribute it first to the especial protection of God; but the fact must be also recognized -- to explain this preservation -- that the people of Italy -- the immense majority of whom are still faithful to the Catholic religion -- have never been able to be subdued by the vicious and shameful doctrines We have denounced. And it must be confessed that if the ramparts erected by religion begin to give way, Italy also will fall into the same abyss, in which the greatest and most flourishing nations have in past times lain prostrate as victims. Similar doctrines involve similar consequences, and since the germs are infected with the same poisons, it cannot be but that they should produce the same fruits. (Pope Leo XIII, Etsi Nos, February 15, 1882.)

Yes, those who reject the Social Reign of Christ the King must look to the government as the "true church," outside of which there is no secular salvation and without which no one can solve any of his personal problems. As the principle of non-contradiction teaches us that two mutually contradictory statements cannot be true simultaneously. There cannot be two "churches" at the same time, which is why revolutionaries (Protestant, French, Bolshevik, Nazi, Mexican, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Sandinista) and their ideological cousins in liberalism and conservatism and libertarianism and other forms of naturalism embrace, albeit for different reasons, the heresy of the separation of Church and State and why the more radical among them must use the civil law to attempt to suppress the life and the mission of Holy Mother Church.

Even in the land where the heresy of "religious liberty" was born, the United States of America, efforts to suppress the true Faith were made on the state level now and again.

The State of Oregon, a den of Freemasonry which has championed "physician-assisted suicide" in recent years as a result of a voter initiative enacted into law by means of a popular referendum, became quite a laboratory to see how far the warfare against the Church could be taken. A voter initiative, sponsored by the Ku Klux Klan and the Oregon Scottish Rite Masons, was approved on November 7, 1922, to force all parents to send their children to public schools. A legal battle ensued, prompting the Supreme Court of the United States on June 1, 1925, to issue a decision in the case of Pierce v. Society of Sisters that invalidated the Oregon law, which would have become effective in 1926 had the Court not ruled against the law.

The voters of the State of North Dakota passed a initiative in 1948, sponsored by the Committee for Separation of Church and State, to forbid the wearing of religious garb by consecrated religious who taught in public schools. One Sister told me in 1989 that she was heartbroken as the power of the civil state forced her to take off her exterior sign of espousal to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. So much for the demigod of "states' right," my friends. So much for that demigod that is so precious to so many "conservatives" and "libertarians." 

As can be seen, what is happening at present under the new administration of Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., is nothing new. Petty tyrants like him have tried to squelch opposition from believing Catholics from the time of her birth. His effort to identify, track and to silence right wing" extremism is to be taken very seriously as the adherents of “leftism” mean to impose a state-sponsored secular set of orthodoxies from which dissent is not tolerated and will subject to warnings, persecution and possible sentencing to “re-educational centers” and maybe even the sort of “psychiatric treatment” meted out to political prisoners in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The true terrorists in this country and "civilized" nations are those who impose a true reign of terror against the innocent preborn by plying their bloody trade of baby-killing under cover of the civil law. Over sixty-three million babies have been butchered by the paid merchants of death whose bloodthirsty profession is protected by the do not understand that they are making it more possible for international terrorists to wage attacks on the territory of the United States of America. Why should terrorists from abroad have any more respect for the inviolability of our lives when we impose a reign of terror upon the innocent preborn by surgical and chemical means?

Bergoglio’s encomium of praise and good wishes for a “Catholic” whose support for moral evils has long ago excommunicated him from the bosom of Holy Mother Church is quite logical given the fact that his own lifelong warfare against Catholic Faith, Morals, and Worship expelled him from the Catholic Church at least six decades ago. Bergoglio is an inheritor and current progenitor of the conciliar revolution; Biden was on the frontlines of Catholics in public life who hid behind a false dichotomy between their “private” views and their supposed “public duty.” Biden’s agenda, including the suppression of dissenting voices, mirrors Bergoglio’s own desire that pro-life activists, including those within his own false hierarchy, shut up and dance to the tune of statism, socialism, environmentalism and whatever secular ‘ism suits his fancy except, of course, Catholicism.

The daily slaughter of the preborn, both by chemical and surgical means, continues in this country precisely because of the “reconciliation” that the counterfeit church of conciliarism has made with the false, naturalistic, anti-Incarnational, religious indifferentist and semi-Pelagian principles that made possible the rise of the Judeo-Masonic state of Modernity. It is impossible to fight moral evils with doctrinal errors. Impossible.

Those who have waged the spiritual terrorism of Modernism always want to find “common ground” between the binding precepts of the Fifth Commandment that prohibit the direct, intentional taking of innocent human life and those who believe in a “woman’s right to choose” (to kill a baby) in order to pursue the path of a Saul Alinsky-inspired version of “social justice” must reckon with these words of Pope Pius XII contained in Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930:

Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the duty of public authority by appropriate laws and sanctions to defend the lives of the innocent, and this all the more so since those whose lives are endangered and assailed cannot defend themselves. Among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother's womb. And if the public magistrates not only do not defend them, but by their laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors or of others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cried from earth to Heaven. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 30, 1930.)

Such is not the language of conciliar “dialogue.” Such is the language of Catholic truth spoken prophetically by a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter.

A false church with false doctrines, false and sacramentally barren liturgical rites and false pastoral practices has helped to devastate one formerly Catholic country after another. This devastation was long in the planning by the adversary, and it has taken over sixty-two years of careful propagation to prepare the way for what is only the logical public manifestation of what was intended all along: the overthrow of the Catholic Faith in favor of a naturalistic “religion of man.”

Jorge has made it impossible for believing Catholics who are still attached to the structures of their false church to "appeal to Rome" about his favored son, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. This is simply the convergence of the forces of Modernity in the world and of Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

In truth, you see, the greatest terrorists on the face of this earth are the conciliar revolutionaries themselves as they seek eradicate the little that remains of the sensus Catholicus within the structures of their false religious sect and to assure that Catholics will be dutifully obedient and docilely submissive to our commissars in the civil order and to think of the “no church” as an unfortunate relic of the “past” that must be replaced with a new world order and new world ecumenical religion.

Obviously, we know that we, while pray for the conversion of those in public life and for the conciliar revolutionaries as we seek to reparation for their sins and, most especially, for our own. Although it may seem “impossible” in human terms, we must rely always upon the graces that Our Lady sends us to do and to remember the following:

1) We need to plant the seeds for the Catholicization of the United States of America.  

2) We must think and speak and act as Catholics at all times.

3) No one who supports one abortion under cover of law is pro-life.

4) It is unjust and misleading to call a politician who supports even one abortion under cover of law as being "pro-life."

5) No one who supports contraception and/or funding for same is pro-life or can be called "pro-life."

6) No one who supports explicit instruction in matters pertaining to the Sixth and Ninth Commandments (under any of its various guises) and/or funding for same can be called "pro-life."

7) No one who supports "civil unions" while opposing marriages among "perverts" is pro-family or can be called "pro-family."

8) No one who supports a candidate for public office who supports abortion on demand or who is simply less pro-abortion than other candidates is pro-life or is interested in doing anything substantive to restore complete legal protection to all innocent human life from the first moment of conception through all subsequent stages until natural death. 

I have long contended that the worst enemies of believing Catholics when the “loving” and so very “tolerant” merchants of the slaughter of the innocent preborn and apologists for all that is indecent, impure and hideous in the sight of the Most Blessed Trinity gain control all three branches of the Federal government of the United States of America and launch their overt schemes of persecution against us that believing Catholics will be fingered by men such as the conciliar revolutionaries. These revolutionaries will serve as cheerleaders for own show trials (of which the upcoming unconstitutional United States Senate trial of a former president is but a prototype of the trials yet to come) to eradicate all dissent from the prevailing cultural agenda of evil.

We must take seriously the following words of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ that are contained in Chapter Ten of the Gospel according to Saint Matthew:

Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves. [17] But beware of men. For they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues. [18] And you shall be brought before governors, and before kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles: [19] But when they shall deliver you up, take no thought how or what to speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what to speak. [20] For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.

[21] The brother also shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the son: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and shall put them to death. [22] And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved. [23] And when they shall persecute you in this city, flee into another. Amen I say to you, you shall not finish all the cities of Israel, till the Son of man come. [24] The disciple is not above the master, nor the servant above his lord. [25] It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the goodman of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household?

[26] Therefore fear them not. For nothing is covered that shall not be revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known. [27] That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops. [28] And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell. [29] Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father. [30] But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

[31] Fear not therefore: better are you than many sparrows. [32] Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven. [33] But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven. [34] Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword. [35] For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

[36] And a man's enemies shall be they of his own household. [37] He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. [38] And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me. [39] He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for me, shall find it. [40] He that receiveth you, receiveth me: and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me.

[41] He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive the reward of a prophet: and he that receiveth a just man in the name of a just man, shall receive the reward of a just man. [42] And whosoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, amen I say to you, he shall not lose his reward. (Matthew 10: 16-40.)

We must never fear to proclaim the truths of the Holy Faith, especially as the time of the Roman caesars and their persecution of believing Catholics has returned, this time with the full support and enabling of a putative Successor of Saint Peter and many of his equally putative clergy.

With a Firm Reliance Upon and A Confident Trust in Our Lady’s Intercessory Power

We must remember that these are the times that God has chosen for us from all eternity to live and thus to work out our salvation in fear and in trembling as members of his Holy Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order. It is to kick against the goad to wish that we lived in different times as this is place into question the Providence of God and the efficacy of His graces to assist us at every moment of our lives.

This is not a time of despair, and those who think that it is to “despair” of our situation by emphasizing First and Last Things and to exhort others to pray Our Lady’s Most Holy Rosary are sadly mistaken. Prayer, penance and sacrifice are the instruments we have at our disposal now as there is no way to turn back the advancing tide of evil by means that are merely natural.

Pope Saint Pius X, writing in Ad Diem Illum Laetissimum, February 2, 1904, on the approaching fiftieth anniversary of Pope Pius IX’s issuance of Ineffabilis Deus, December 8, 1854, explained some of the prerogatives of Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception and the private and public honor that is owed to her as the Mother of God and the Mediatrix of All Graces:

11. If then the most Blessed Virgin is the Mother at once of God and men, who can doubt that she will work with all diligence to procure that Christ, Head of the Body of the Church (Coloss. i., 18), may transfuse His gifts into us, His members, and above all that of knowing Him and living through Him (I John iv., 9)?

12. Moreover it was not only the prerogative of the Most Holy Mother to have furnished the material of His flesh to the Only Son of God, Who was to be born with human members (S. Bede Ven. L. Iv. in Luc. xl.), of which material should be prepared the Victim for the salvation of men; but hers was also the office of tending and nourishing that Victim, and at the appointed time presenting Him for the sacrifice. Hence that uninterrupted community of life and labors of the Son and the Mother, so that of both might have been uttered the words of the Psalmist “My life is consumed in sorrow and my years in groans” (Ps xxx., 11). When the supreme hour of the Son came, beside the Cross of Jesus there stood Mary His Mother, not merely occupied in contemplating the cruel spectacle, but rejoicing that her Only Son was offered for the salvation of mankind, and so entirely participating in His Passion, that if it had been possible she would have gladly borne all the torments that her Son bore (S. Bonav. 1. Sent d. 48, ad Litt. dub. 4). And from this community of will and suffering between Christ and Mary she merited to become most worthily the Reparatrix of the lost world (Eadmeri Mon. De Excellentia Virg. Mariae, c. 9) and Dispensatrix of all the gifts that Our Savior purchased for us by His Death and by His Blood.

13. It cannot, of course, be denied that the dispensation of these treasures is the particular and peculiar right of Jesus Christ, for they are the exclusive fruit of His Death, who by His nature is the mediator between God and man. Nevertheless, by this companionship in sorrow and suffering already mentioned between the Mother and the Son, it has been allowed to the august Virgin to be the most powerful mediatrix and advocate of the whole world with her Divine Son (Pius IX. Ineffabilis). The source, then, is Jesus Christ “of whose fullness we have all received” (John i., 16), “from whom the whole body, being compacted and fitly joined together by what every joint supplieth, according to the operation in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in charity” (Ephesians iv., 16). But Mary, as St. Bernard justly remarks, is the channel (Serm. de temp on the Nativ. B. V. De Aquaeductu n. 4); or, if you will, the connecting portion the function of which is to join the body to the head and to transmit to the body the influences and volitions of the head — We mean the neck. Yes, says St. Bernardine of Sienna, “she is the neck of Our Head, by which He communicates to His mystical body all spiritual gifts” (Quadrag. de Evangel. aetern. Serm. x., a. 3, c. iii.).

14. We are then, it will be seen, very far from attributing to the Mother of God a productive power of grace — a power which belongs to God alone. Yet, since Mary carries it over all in holiness and union with Jesus Christ, and has been associated by Jesus Christ in the work of redemption, she merits for us “de congruo,” in the language of theologians, what Jesus Christ merits for us “de condigno,” and she is the supreme Minister of the distribution of graces. Jesus “sitteth on the right hand of the majesty on high” (Hebrews i. b.). Mary sitteth at the right hand of her Son — a refuge so secure and a help so trusty against all dangers that we have nothing to fear or to despair of under her guidance, her patronage, her protection. (Pius IX. in Bull Ineffabilis).

15. These principles laid down, and to return to our design, who will not see that we have with good reason claimed for Mary that — as the constant companion of Jesus from the house at Nazareth to the height of Calvary, as beyond all others initiated to the secrets of his Heart, and as the distributor, by right of her Motherhood, of the treasures of His merits,-she is, for all these reasons, a most sure and efficacious assistance to us for arriving at the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ. Those, alas! furnish us by their conduct with a peremptory proof of it, who seduced by the wiles of the demon or deceived by false doctrines think they can do without the help of the Virgin. Hapless are they who neglect Mary under pretext of the honor to be paid to Jesus Christ! As if the Child could be found elsewhere than with the Mother!

16. Under these circumstances, Venerable Brethren, it is this end which all the solemnities that are everywhere being prepared in honor of the holy and Immaculate Conception of Mary should have in view. No homage is more agreeable to her, none is sweeter to her than that we should know and really love Jesus Christ. Let then crowds fill the churches — let solemn feasts be celebrated and public rejoicings be made: these are things eminently suited for enlivening our faith. But unless heart and will be added, they will all be empty forms, mere appearances of piety. At such a spectacle, the Virgin, borrowing the words of Jesus Christ, would address us with the just reproach: “This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me” (Matth. xv., 8).

17. For to be right and good, worship of the Mother of God ought to spring from the heart; acts of the body have here neither utility nor value if the acts of the soul have no part in them. Now these latter can only have one object, which is that we should fully carry out what the divine Son of Mary commands. For if true love alone has the power to unite the wills of men, it is of the first necessity that we should have one will with Mary to serve Jesus our Lord. What this most prudent Virgin said to the servants at the marriage feast of Cana she addresses also to us: “Whatsoever he shall say to you, do ye” (John ii., 5).

Now here is the word of Jesus Christ: “If you would enter into life, keep the commandments” (Matt. xix., 17). Let them each one fully convince himself of this, that if his piety towards the Blessed Virgin does not hinder him from sinning, or does not move his will to amend an evil life, it is a piety deceptive and Iying, wanting as it is in proper effect and its natural fruit.

18. If anyone desires a confirmation of this it may easily be found in the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. For leaving aside tradition which, as well as Scripture, is a source of truth, how has this persuasion of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin appeared so conformed to the Catholic mind and feeling that it has been held as being one, and as it were inborn in the soul of the faithful? “We shrink from saying,” is the answer of Dionysius of Chartreux, “of this woman who was to crush the head of the serpent that had been crushed by him and that Mother of God that she had ever been a daughter of the Evil One” (Sent. d. 3, q. 1). No, to the Christian intelligence the idea is unthinkable that the flesh of Christ, holy, stainless, innocent, was formed in the womb of Mary of a flesh which had ever, if only for the briefest moment, contracted any stain. And why so, but because an infinite opposition separates God from sin? There certainly we have the origin of the conviction common to all Christians that Jesus Christ before, clothed in human nature, He cleansed us from our sins in His blood, accorded Mary the grace and special privilege of being preserved and exempted, from the first moment of her conception, from all stain of original sin.

19. If then God has such a horror of sin as to have willed to keep free the future Mother of His Son not only from stains which are voluntarily contracted but, by a special favor and in prevision of the merits of Jesus Christ, from that other stain of which the sad sign is transmitted to all us sons of Adam by a sort of hapless heritage: who can doubt that it is a duty for everyone who seeks by his homage to gain the heart of Mary to correct his vicious and depraved habits and to subdue the passions which incite him to evil? (Pope Saint Pius X, Ad Diem Illum Laetissimum, February 2, 1904.)

Catholic empires, kingdoms and principalities used to honor Our Lady publicly with pilgrimages, processions and festival on her feast days, including those feast days particular to a local area or region and those not included in the universal calendar of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. Moreover, Catholics who participated in these pilgrimages did so out of love for Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother as they sought to make reparation for their sins. Unlike Jorge Mario Bergoglio and most of his conciliar comrades, these Catholics had horror for and detestation of their sins, and they did not want anyone to “accompany” them in those sins. They sought to quit their sins and implore the intercessory help of Our Lady without whose loving help we are lost. Doomed. Damned.

Pope Saint Pius X explained that Our Lady’s example of perfect humility and ready obedience to the will of God is for us all to imitate:

20. Whoever moreover wishes, and no one ought not so to wish, that his devotion should be worthy of her and perfect, should go further and strive might and main to imitate her example. It is a divine law that those only attain everlasting happiness who have by such faithful following reproduced in themselves the form of the patience and sanctity of Jesus Christ: “for whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be made conformable to the image of His Son; that He might be the first-born amongst many brethren” (Romans viii., 29). But such generally is our infirmity that we are easily discouraged by the greatness of such an example: by the providence of God, however, another example is proposed to us, which is both as near to Christ as human nature allows, and more nearly accords with the weakness of our nature. And this is no other than the Mother of God. “Such was Mary,” very pertinently points out St. Ambrose, “that her life is an example for all.” And, therefore, he rightly concludes: “Have then before your eyes, as an image, the virginity and life of Mary from whom as from a mirror shines forth the brightness of chastity and the form of virtue” (De Virginib. L. ii., c. ii.) (Pope Saint Pius X, Ad Diem Illum Laetissimum, February 2, 1904.)

We live in a world that rewards and celebrates unchastity, impurity, indecency and perversity. It is up to us as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary to make reparation for the paganism, satanism, materialism, naturalism, hedonism, pantheism, relativism, utilitarianism, egalitarianism, authoritarianism, statism and globalism that promises men “happiness” here in order to lead them to eternal unhappiness and punishment fire for all eternity in hell while being deprived of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity. Our acts of reparation for our sins and those of the whole world will help to plant a few seeds for the conversion of men and their nations to the true Faith.

Although we are living at the time of Holy Mother Church’s Mystical Burial rather than her Mystical Infancy in the first three centuries of the First Millennium, it is nevertheless true that the Apostles and those who followed them labored and prayed without looking for success.

Catholics are neither pessimists nor optimists. A pessimist is a sad idiot. An optimist is a happy idiot.

Although we may have done many dumb and/or idiotic things in our lives, it is not to be a “happy idiot” to be filled with the Supernatural Virtue of Hope as we step back from the terrible events of the world and run with the childlike simplicity of Sant Ignatius of Antioch as a little boy to the loving embrace of Our Lady, who told Juan Diego the following atop Tepeyac Hill:

Know for certain that I am the perfect and perpetual Virgin Mary, Mother of the True God. . . . Here I will show and offer my love, my compassion, my help and my protection to the people. I am your merciful Mother, the Mother of all those who love me, of those who cry to me, of those who have confidence in me. Here I will hear their weeping and their sorrows and will remedy and alleviate their suffering, necessities and misfortunes. . . . Listen and let it penetrate into your heart. . . . Do not be troubled or weighed down with grief. So do not fear any illness or vexation, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the folds of my mantle? In the crossing of my arms? Is there anything else that you need?

As we remain calm in the midst of the storms as we enfold ourselves in the crossing of Our Lady's arms, we should also remember this injunction of Pope Pius XI, contained in Quas Primas, December 11, 1925:

We firmly hope, however, that the feast of the Kingship of Christ, which in future will be yearly observed, may hasten the return of society to our loving Savior. It would be the duty of Catholics to do all they can to bring about this happy result. Many of these, however, have neither the station in society nor the authority which should belong to those who bear the torch of truth. This state of things may perhaps be attributed to a certain slowness and timidity in good people, who are reluctant to engage in conflict or oppose but a weak resistance; thus the enemies of the Church become bolder in their attacks. But if the faithful were generally to understand that it behooves them ever to fight courageously under the banner of Christ their King, then, fired with apostolic zeal, they would strive to win over to their Lord those hearts that are bitter and estranged from him, and would valiantly defend his rights.

Moreover, the annual and universal celebration of the feast of the Kingship of Christ will draw attention to the evils which anticlericalism has brought upon society in drawing men away from Christ, and will also do much to remedy them. While nations insult the beloved name of our Redeemer by suppressing all mention of it in their conferences and parliaments, we must all the more loudly proclaim his kingly dignity and power, all the more universally affirm his rights. (Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas, December 11, 1925.)

May we pray to Our Lady for the day the likes of the Antichrists in the civil government and their comrades and enablers in the counterfeit church of conciliarism will be be vanquished by her the Triumph of her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart in complete fulfillment of her Fatima Message, 

In the meantime, though, we must bear our sufferings and to be grateful for each of them as it is truly a privilege to live in these times so as to bear a witness to Christ the King, not to naturalism and its needless agitation, as His consecrated slaves through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, praying as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits.

It is good to prepare for the coming persecution, which is really already upon us in the form of open attacks by politicians and "entertainment" and "educational" figures against the true Catholic Faith and believing Catholics, by praying to Saint Ignatius of Antioch today for the grace of perseverance in the midst of these difficulties and, of course, to pray at least one set of the Mysteries of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary right now.

Why delay? 

The time of persecution here. We need Our Lady's help more than ever before.

Viva Cristo ReyVivat Christus Rex!

Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us. 

Saint Francis de Sales, pray for us.


About the Mexico City Policy (as excerpted from "Sober Up, part nine" in 2017)

That is, far from being a triumph for the preborn, President Donald John Trump’s restoration of the Mexico City Policy according to the terms included in then President George Walker Bush’s executive order of January 22, 2001, represents yet another needless concession that there are circumstances in which innocent preborn children may be put to death lawfully with funding provided by American taxpayer dollars.

Moreover, even though President Trump’s iteration of the Mexico City Policy extends to all Federal agencies and not just to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to forbid them from using American taxpayer dollars to promote surgical abortion as a means of “family planning,” “family planning” is itself odious to God, injurious to individuals, destructive to families and fatal to the welfare of nations. Most of our social problems are the direct result of the destruction of the stability of the family, the proliferation of unwed mothers and of children sent off to pre-school and after-school “care” programs, meaning that grow up never having experienced the meaning of a stable family and thus of the true love and sense of security to be found therein. Indeed, many of Federal entitlement programs exist to provide taxpayer assistance to children who live in poverty as a result of the consequences of contraception and the unstable situations in which they live.

Here is the text of President Trump’s presidential memorandum restoring the Mexico City Policy, which extends the ban of American taxpayer dollars being provided to “family planning” agencies in foreign countries that use surgical abortion as a means of “family planning”:

                                    THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
                                    THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE UNITED STATES AGENCY
                                    FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SUBJECT:                    The Mexico City Policy

I hereby revoke the Presidential Memorandum of January 23, 2009, for the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (Mexico City Policy and Assistance for Voluntary Population Planning), and reinstate the Presidential Memorandum of January 22, 2001, for the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (Restoration of the Mexico City Policy).

I direct the Secretary of State, in coordination with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to the extent allowable by law, to implement a plan to extend the requirements of the reinstated Memorandum to global health assistance furnished by all departments or agencies.

I further direct the Secretary of State to take all necessary actions, to the extent permitted by law, to ensure that U.S. taxpayer dollars do not fund organizations or programs that support or participate in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization.

This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

DONALD J. TRUMP  (Presidential Memorandum on The Mexico City Policy.)

The George Walker Bush version of the "Mexico City" policy, as the "gag" order is called, was fraught with holes and exceptions as to make it an utter sham that convinces the average "pro-life" American that "something" is being done to save lives when the truth of the matter is that Bush's executive order that Trump has now restored permits employees of international "family planning" agencies in foreign countries to refer for abortions on their own time in any off-site location of their choosing. In other words, the "Mexico City" policy permits an employee of the International Planned Parenthood chapter in Nairobi, Kenya, for example to say, "Look, there are things I can't tell you now. Meet me at the Nairobi McDonald's after I get out of work. I can tell you more then." The employee is then free to speak frankly about surgical abortion, to recommend the killing of a child as the only "sensible" option, to recommend a specific baby-killer and a specific place for the baby to be killed.

Mrs. Judie Brown, the president and founder of the American Life League, offered the following commentary ten years ago after the United States Congress had passed a bill containing the language of the Mexico City Policy:

While many are celebrating the Congressional passage of a bill that contains the Mexico City Policy, there are those of us who are not so quick to throw a party.

The policy was contained in a piece of legislation that also provides an increase in funding for Planned Parenthood. But that's not really the worst of it.

The Mexico City Policy contains exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother ... standard fare for the pro-life politicos these days. The problem is, they fail to point out that the Mexico City Policy does not and cannot prohibit our tax dollars from paying for abortion; it can only prevent our tax dollars from paying for some abortions. Why, you may ask, did I use the word "some"?

Well, the Mexico City Policy will pay for surgical abortion in the cases of rape, incest, and life of the mother in addition to paying for chemical abortions caused by RU-486, the morning-after pill and the various birth control methods that can cause abortion.

Further, it is not clear what happens when an organization agrees to refrain from paying for abortion with U.S. tax dollars, but chooses to use those dollars to pay for other "services," thus freeing up other money to subsidize the killing.

In other words, the Mexico City Policy is fraught with problems that result in death.

So when some claim that America is no longer an "exporter of death," they are really not being totally honest with the public. America is still the number one exporter and subsidizer of preborn child killing, period. Of that there is no doubt. (AMERICA'S DEADLY EXPORT

This analysis was correct ten years ago, and it is correct today, and it is worth stressing that nothing but nothing in the restored and revised Mexico City Policy issued by President Trump forbids the use of the human pesticide, RU-486, which former President George Waker Bush refused to take off of the market, thereby retaining the United States Food and Drug Administration's decision, announced on September 28, 2000, the Feast of Saint Wenceslaus, to market the baby-killing potion during the midst of that year's presidential election. 

Consider, for example, the fact that the supposed “pro-life” Governor of Texas, George Walker Bush, said on October 3, 2000, that he would not reverse the United States Food and Drug Administration’s decision to place the human pesticide, RU-486, on the marketplace after over seven years of clinical trials that began soon after then President William Jefferson Blythe Clinton issued an executive order on January 22, 1993, ordering the Food and Drug Administration “to promptly assess initiatives … [to] promote the testing, licensing, and manufacturing in the United States … [of] antiprogestins.” It was about thirty months after Clinton’s executive order that The New York Times reported women were getting pregnant deliberately in order to test the human pesticide in the Food and Drug Administration’s “clinical” trials.

This is what Bush the Lesser said in his debate with then Vice President Arnold Albert Gore, Jr., in St. Louis, Missouri:

BUSH: I don't think a president can unilaterally overturn it. The FDA has made its decision.

MODERATOR: That means you wouldn't, through appointments, to the FDA and ask them to --

BUSH: I think once a decision has been made, it's been made unless it's proven to be unsafe to women.

GORE: Jim, the question you asked, if I heard you correctly, was would he support legislation to overturn it. And if I heard the statement day before yesterday, you said you would order -- he said he would order his FDA appointee to review the decision. Now that sounds to me a little bit different. I just think that we ought to support the decision.

BUSH: I said I would make sure that women would be safe who used the drug.  (2000 Debate Transcript) [Droleskey comment: Uh, Mister Former President, the President of the United States of America can make appointments to the Food and Drug Administration who could indeed overturn such a decision by means of an administrative fiat. Moreover, the human pesticide, RU-486, is lethal to babies, Mister Former President, and is not "safe" for women's bodies and is positively lethal to their immortal souls. ]


True to his cowardly word, President George Walker Bush never lifted a finger to reverse the Food and Drug Administration’s September 28, 2000, to permit the licensing and sale of the human pesticide, RU-486. Moreover, it was just six years later during his second term as President of the United States of America that the United States Food and Drug Administration permitted the over-the-counter so-called “emergency” contraceptive named “Plan B” even though it is also a poison pill that serves as an abortifacient:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced approval of Plan B, a contraceptive drug, as an over-the-counter (OTC) option for women aged 18 and older. Plan B is often referred to as emergency contraception or the "morning after pill." It contains an ingredient used in prescription birth control pills--only in the case of Plan B, each pill contains a higher dose and the product has a different dosing regimen. Like other birth control pills, Plan B has been available to all women as a prescription drug. When used as directed, Plan B effectively and safely prevents pregnancy. Plan B will remain available as a prescription-only product for women age 17 and under.

Duramed, a subsidiary of Barr Pharmaceuticals, will make Plan B available with a rigorous labeling, packaging, education, distribution and monitoring program. In the CARE (Convenient Access, Responsible Education) program Duramed commits to:

Provide consumers and healthcare professionals with labeling and education about the appropriate use of prescription and OTC Plan B, including an informational toll-free number for questions about Plan B;

Ensure that distribution of Plan B will only be through licensed drug wholesalers, retail operations with pharmacy services, and clinics with licensed healthcare practitioners, and not through convenience stores or other retail outlets where it could be made available to younger women without a prescription;

Packaging designed to hold both OTC and prescription Plan B. Plan B will be stocked by pharmacies behind the counter because it cannot be dispensed without a prescription or proof of age; and

Monitor the effectiveness of the age restriction and the safe distribution of OTC Plan B to consumers 18 and above and prescription Plan B to women under 18.

Today's action concludes an extensive process that included obtaining expert advice from a joint meeting of two FDA advisory committees and providing an opportunity for public comment on issues regarding the scientific and policy questions associated with the application to switch Plan B to OTC use. Duramed's application raised novel issues regarding simultaneously marketing both prescription and non-prescription Plan B for emergency contraception, but for different populations, in a single package.

The agency remains committed to a careful and rigorous scientific process for resolving novel issues in order to fulfill its responsibility to protect the health of all Americans. (FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Access for Plan B for Women 18 and Over .) 

There is no reason to believe that President Donald John Trump has any intention to rescind the Food and Drug Administration's Septenber 28, 2000, decision to market RU-486 and/or to rescind the FDA's decision to approve over-the-counter access for the Plan B abortifacient to women who are eighteen years of age and over. 

Mind you, President Trump has never thought too much or too deely about pro-life issues. He is taking advice--and very bad advice at that--from advisers and representatives of various so-called "right to life organizations that either endorse or, in the case of the National Right to Life Committee, take no positon on contraception and endorse at least one, if not all three, of the usual "exceptions" whereby it is contended that it is "permissible" to directly kill an innocent preborn human being (see Pope Pius XII Slams The National Not-So-Right-Life Committee and George Walker Bush and All Other So-Called "Pro-Life" Pols.) He really thinks that the restored Mexico City Policy will save lives when it will do nothing of the sort. 

To demonstrate the inherent harm of the Mexico City Policy in the version approved in it final form by President George Walker Bush on March 28, 2001, and published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2000, I ask the readers of this site to consider the contemporaneous analysis offered by the late Howard Phillips, the president and the founder of the Conservative Caucus Foundation. Though a Calvinist who rejected the claims of the Catholic Church to be the one and only true Church of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and thus did not accept the fact the Constitution of the United States of America, which admits of no higher authority than the text of its own words, is as defenseless against legal positivists as Holy Writ is in the hand of Protestants and of Modernist "Catholics," Phillips's dissection of then President George Walker Bush's restored Mexico City Policy is as applicable to the one isssued by President Donald John Trump on Monday, January 23, 2017, the Feast of Saint Raymond of Penafort and the Commemoration of Saint Emerentiana:

Excerpted from Howard Phillips Issues & Strategy Bulletin of April 15, 2001


Previously, your editor has pointed out that President G.W.B.’s decision to restore the Reagan "Mexico City" policy, limiting the provision of your tax dollars flowing to overseas population control organizations was less significant than assumed by many well-intentioned pro-life leaders, in that, while the Bush policy does limit the direct use of U.S. subsidies to perform and promote abortion, nonetheless, the pro-abortion recipient organizations still get the money to which they are not Constitutionally or morally entitled, with these funds available to offset their other expenses, so long as the U.S. Treasury dollars are assigned to a separate bank account.

Now, in reviewing the policy as enunciated in the Federal Register (Vol. 66, No. 61, Thursday, March 29, 2001) Presidential Documents, "Memorandum of March 28, 2001: Restoration of the Mexico City Policy" over the signature of President Bush, it is clear that this is even less a pro-life victory than first believed.


GWB: "The Mexico City Policy announced by President Reagan in 1984 required foreign nongovernmental organizations to agree as a condition of their receipt of Federal funds for family planning activities that such organizations would neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations….

"It is my conviction that taxpayer funds appropriated pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act should not be given to foreign nongovernmental organizations that perform abortions or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations…except as otherwise provided below...."


"The recipient agrees that it will not furnish assistance for family planning under this award to any foreign nongovernmental organization that performs or actively promotes abortion as a method of family planning in USAID-recipient countries or that provides financial support to any other foreign nongovernmental organization that conducts such activities. For purposes of this paragraph (e), a foreign nongovernmental organization is a nongovernmental organization that is not organized under the laws of any State of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ..."


"Abortion is a method of family planning when it is for the purpose of spacing births. This includes, but is not limited to, abortions performed for the physical or mental health of the mother, but does not include abortions performed if the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term or abortions performed following rape or incest (since abortion under these circumstances is not a family planning act)."


"To perform abortions means to operate a facility where abortions are performed as a method of family planning. Excluded from this definition are clinics or hospitals that do not include abortion in their family planning programs. Also excluded from this definition is the treatment of injuries or illnesses caused by legal or illegal abortions, for example, post-abortion care. ..."


"([P]assively responding to a question regarding where a safe, legal abortion may be obtained is not considered active promotion if the question is specifically asked by a woman who is already pregnant, the woman clearly states that she has already decided to have a legal abortion, and the family planning counselor reasonably believes that the ethics of the medical profession in the country requires a response regarding where it may be obtained safely).…"


"Action by an individual acting in the individual’s capacity shall not be attributed to an organization with which the individual is associated, provided that the organization neither endorses nor provides financial support for the action and takes reasonable steps to ensure that the individual does not improperly represent that the individual is acting on behalf of the organization. ..."


"The recipient may request USAID’s approval to treat as separate the family planning activities of two or more organizations, that would not be considered separate under the preceding sentence, if the recipient believes, and provides a written justification to USAID therefor, that the family planning activities of the organizations are sufficiently distinct so as to warrant not imputing the activity of one to the other."


"Assistance for family planning may be furnished under this award by a recipient, subrecipient or sub-subrecipient to a foreign government even though the government includes abortion in its family planning program, provided that no assistance may be furnished in support of the abortion activity of the government and any funds transferred to the government shall be placed in a segregated account to ensure that such funds may not be used to support the abortion activity of the government."


"The requirements of this paragraph are not applicable to child spacing assistance furnished to a foreign nongovernmental organization that is engaged primarily in providing health services if the objective of the assistance is to finance integrated health care services to mothers and children and child spacing is one of several health care services being provided by the organization as part of a larger child survival effort with the objective of reducing infant and child mortality." (Excerpts on Pro-Life Issues in The Howard Phillips Issues and Strategies BulletinThis is a very good resource that contains factual documentation of the consitent Republican betrayal of legitimate pro-life policy. There is even a lengthy quotation about President George Walker Bush's 2004 endorsement of the fully pro-abortion United States Senator Arlen Specter against a primary challenge being waged by the partly pro-life and partly pro-abortion United States Representative Patrick Toomey, who was elected to the Senate six years later after Specter, having switched parties to become a Democrat three months after Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro took office in 2009, lost the Democratic Party senatorial primary in Pennsylvania a year later. Mr. Phillips's lengthy quotation of the Bush the Lesser's endorsement of Specter seemed very familiar to me. It should have been familiar as the citation he provided was to a certain author in The Remnant who is no longer associated with that publication, and can be found referenced in Blame George Walker Bush.)

Howard Phillips's analysis of sixteen years ago made it very clear that the Mexico City Policy has so many loopholes as to make any claim in its defense to be without rational foundation. 

Once again, President Trump knows none of this. Indeed, he knew nothing about the annual March for Life until recently, something that he noted in an interview with the American Broadcasting Company television network (ABC-TV) that aired on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle, as he castigated the mainslime media for not covering an event that draws thousands upon thousands of people from all across the United States of America to peacefully protest and to make reparation for the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, January 22, 1973:

January 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – During a Wednesday night interview with ABC, President Trump called out the media for covering a pro-abortion march but ignoring the March for Life.

ABC's David Muir asked Trump if he "could hear the voices from the women’s march here in Washington?"

"I couldn’t hear them, but the crowds were large," Trump responded. "You’re gonna have a large crowd on Friday, too, which is mostly pro-life people. You’re gonna have a lot of people coming on Friday, and I will say this, and I didn’t realize this, but I was told, you will have a very large crowd of people. I don’t know – as large or larger – some people say it’s gonna be larger. Pro-life people. And they say the press doesn’t cover them."

Muir quickly said he didn't want to compare crowd sizes.

"What they do say is that the press doesn’t cover them," said Trump. 

Friday's March for Life is the 44th annual gathering demanding human rights for the pre-born. It is the largest annual American civil rights demonstration. 

A recent study by Katie Yoder of NewsBusters revealed that the networks covered the 2017 pro-abortion women's march 129 times more than the 2016 March for Life. (Trump Plugs March for Life in Interviw with ABC-TV News.)

This, I will grant you, is significant on two counts.

First, President Trump admitted that he knew nothing about the March for Life or the large numbers of Americans who make many sacrifices to travel to the nation's capital to participate it, and this means that he is relying upon what he has been told by those around him. While he was given accurate information about what I long ago called the "media shutout" of the March for Life, which I used to cover annually durng my years writing for The Wanderer, the people advising him on the Mexico City Policy accept that policy's basic premise, namely, that is is a good thing for American taxpayer dollars to be sent to nongovermemntal "family planning" agencies abroad as along as they do not kill babies surgically for "family planning" reasons. Such a concession overlooks entirely the simple fact that most contraceptives abort, and most contraceptives abort most of the time while overlooking as well the fact that it is contraception and the contraception mentality that led, both socially and judicially, to surgical baby-killing on demand under cover of the civil law. Griswold v. Connecticut, June 7, 1965, led directly to Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, January 22, 1973.

Second, the president's remarks, which he repeated at a Congressional Republican "retreat" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, yesteday, January 26, 2017, the Feast of Saint Polycarp, has made it very difficult for the mainslime media to ignore this year's March for Life. Indeed, Trump, who might show up a the march himself even though he is not scheduled to be there, has assured that more coverage will given to the event by the fact that he has authorized Vice President Michael Richard Pence to appear live at the rally before the march. All that Ronald Wilson Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush or George Walker Bush ever did was to speak to the rally via a phone hookup, and the latter did not even do that just days after his inauguration (Karl Rove made sure that Bush the Lesser was out of town on January 22nd each year save for 2008, at which point "Dubya" met with March for Life representatives in the White House as he had nothing to lose politically for doing so in his final year of his second term). 

It would be intellectually dishonest of me not to give credit where credit is due, and the president deserves a great deal of credit for highlighting the March for Life and permitting the vice president to speak in person at the rally beforehand.

Noting this, however, does not make the restored and revised Mexico City Policy a truly "pro-life" initiative even though those who advise President Trump believe that it is. Facts, not the good feelings of the moment, matter, and here are some basic facts that are important for a Catholic to keep in mind, especially on the day when the March for Life, which was delayed by seven days this year because of the new commander-in-thief's inauguration, takes place.