Before commenting, if ever so briefly, on the Argentine Apostate’s thirty-minute meeting on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the Vigil of the Ascension and Rogation Wednesday (which took precedence over the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians that is observed in many places), with President Donald John Trump, it is perhaps instructive to take you into Dr. Droleskey’s Wayback Machine to the year 2014.
Yes, Sherman, that is when the then incumbent American caesar, Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soteoro, met with the still presiding universal public face of apostasy, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, better known since March 13, 2014, by his stage name, “Pope Francis,” just fourteen days after the latter’s selection to succeed the retired Joseph Alois Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. It is instructive, you see, to return to Thursday, March 27, 2014, the Feast of Saint John Damascene and the Commemoration of Saints Cosmas and Damian during the Third Week of Lent, when the two figures of Antichrist were smiling themselves to hell as a means of contrasting this meeting with the one that took place just five days ago now:
What was that you said? It sounded like “Golly gee willikers, Dr. Droleskey, these two men were all smiles, and they spent a whole lot of time together, didn’t they?”
Yes, Sherman, you are very perceptive.
Yes, Obama/Soetoro and Bergoglio spent, as you put it, a whole lot of time together nearly fifty months ago now.
“Didn’t you write something about it at the time?”
“Yes, Sherman, I sure did. Here is what I wrote:
Yes, two figures of Antichrist, one of whom believes himself to be the “Petrine Minister” and the other, a petty little caesar who believes himself to be as infallible as a true Successor of Saint Peter, have lots to smile about, don’t they?
After all, both fashion themselves as speaking for “the people,” for “the poor.”
Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro are joined at the hip in their concern for respecting “humanitarian and international law” at the same time as they disregard the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro are, though twenty-five years apart in age, products of a revolutionary rejection of the “past.”
That is, Jorge Mario Bergoglio rejects everything to do with the “pre-conciliar” Catholic Church as being “self-referential,” too “sure of itself,” “too closed-in-on-itself.”
Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro rejects everything to do with the actual text of the Constitution of the United States of America and even of the laws passed by the Congress of the United States of America, including the provisions of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, aka ObamaCare, believing that “the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.” (‘I Can Do Whatever I Want’.)
As noted a week ago today, both Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro have what they think is the “experience” to understand the alleged “needs” of the “people,” especially those who are said to be on the margins and the poor, those who have always been served, both supernaturally and temporally, by Holy Mother Church from her very beginning on Pentecost Sunday as the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, descended in tongues of flame upon the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary and the others who were gathered in the same Upper Room in Jersualem where Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ had instituted the Holy Eucharist and the Holy Priesthood fifty-three days before.
Indeed, Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro made this exact point in a press conference in Rome, Italy, yesterday, Thursday, March 27, 2014, the Feast of Saint John Damascene and the Commemoration of Saints Cosmas and Damian on the Thursday in the Third Week of Lent, after meeting with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Permit me, therefore, to provide some commentary on the long answer that our reigning caesar gave to a reporter of the Cable News Network.
Excerpt Number One:
Q Thank you very much, Mr. President. Grazie, Mr. Prime Minister.
Mr. President, in your meeting with His Holiness, Pope Francis, did he register any objections with you about the contraception coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act or your efforts to advance the rights of gays and lesbians in the United States that worry so many Catholics? And what were his concerns?
And on Russia, with reports of troops building on the Ukrainian border, by taking the military option off the table are you sending a signal to Vladimir Putin that other parts of Ukraine are his for the taking? And why not send multinational peacekeepers to the Ukrainian border as a deterrent?
And to you, Mr. Prime Minister, the President said yesterday that the U.S. would defend any NATO ally. Are you making that same commitment when it comes to Russia?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: That’s a lot of questions there, Jim. (Laughter.) Do the Italian journalists, by the way, do this — these sort of five-part questions? (Laughter.) Same thing?
PRIME MINISTER RENZI: The same multi Italian journalism. (Laughter.)
PRESIDENT OBAMA: All right, let me try to remember this. In terms of the meeting with His Holiness, Pope Francis, we had a wide-ranging discussion. I would say that the largest bulk of the time was discussing two central concerns of his. One is the issue of the poor, the marginalized, those without opportunity, and growing inequality.
And those of us as politicians have the task of trying to come up with policies to address issues, but His Holiness has the capacity to open people’s eyes and make sure they’re seeing that this is an issue. And he’s discussed in the past I think the dangers of indifference or cynicism when it comes to our ability to reach out to those less fortunate or those locked out of opportunity. (Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Renzi of Italy in Joint Press Conference.)
In other words, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has the ability as “Pope Francis” to convince Catholics and non-Catholics alike in the United States of America to support his statist schemes of income redistribution in order to make everyone equally poor and equally dependent upon the arbitrary orders of non-elected bureaucrats to control more and more aspects of their daily lives.
Excerpt Number Two:
And then we spent a lot of time talking about the challenges of conflict and how elusive peace is around the world. There was some specific focus on the Middle East where His Holiness has a deep interest in the Israeli-Palestinian issue, but also what’s happening in Syria, what’s happening in Lebanon, and the potential persecution of Christians. And I reaffirmed that it is central to U.S. foreign policy that we protect the interests of religious minorities around the world.
But we also touched on regions like Latin America, where there’s been tremendous progress in many countries, but there’s been less progress in others.
I think the theme that stitched our conversation together was a belief that in politics and in life the quality of empathy, the ability to stand in somebody else’s shoes and to care for someone even if they don’t look like you or talk like you or share your philosophy — that that’s critical. It’s the lack of empathy that makes it very easy for us to plunge into wars. It’s the lack of empathy that allows us to ignore the homeless on the streets. And obviously central to my Christian faith is a belief in treating others as I’d have them treat me. And what’s, I think, created so much love and excitement for His Holiness has been that he seems to live this, and shows that joy continuously. (Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Renzi of Italy in Joint Press Conference.)
There is really little else to add to what I wrote a week ago today in Jorge and Barack Have “Experience”.
One can, however, note that the “empathy” spoken of by Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro with reference to himself and the false “pontiff,” Jorge Mario Bergoglio, calls to mind the following infamous words of William Jefferson Blythe Clinton: “I feel your pain.” (I do a pretty good impression of Clinton delivering that line repeatedly back in 1992.)
Unfortunately for Bergoglio and Obama/Soetoro, neither man have empathy for those suffering supernaturally from the ravages of unrepentant sins, especially those that cry out to Heaven for vengeance (willful murder, the sin of Sodom, defrauding a widow and withholding the day laborer’s wages). No, it’s all smiles between these two figures of Antichrist as they believe themselves to be possessed of an empathy that is purely narcissistic, thus having nothing to do with either the eternal or temporal good of the very people they seek to “serve.”
In terms of domestic issues, the two issues that we touched on — other than the fact that I invited and urged him to come to the United States, telling him that people would be overjoyed to see him — was immigration reform. And as someone who came from Latin America, I think he is very mindful of the plight of so many immigrants who are wonderful people, working hard, making contributions, many of their children are U.S. citizens, and yet they still live in the shadows, in many cases have been deported and are separated from families. I described to him how I felt that there was still an opportunity for us to make this right and get a law passed. (Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Renzi of Italy in Joint Press Conference.)
So much for the Natural Law right of a country to regulate the entry of non-residents and to provide for the legitimate security of its citizens. Obama/Soetoro wants Bergoglio to mouth platitudes about “inclusiveness” and “fairness” without even giving the lip-service that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI gave now and again to national sovereignty in the context of illegal immigration.
Insofar as those who have entered this country illegally and have been here for a long time, I stand by everything I wrote nearly four years ago now in Good Catholic Common Sense Must Prevail, part 1 and Good Catholic Common Sense Must Prevail, part 2.
To the Final and Most Important Excerpts from Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus’s Answer:
And he actually did not touch in detail on the Affordable Care Act. In my meeting with his Secretary of State, Cardinal Parolin, we discussed briefly the issue of making sure that conscience and religious freedom was observed in the context of applying the law. (Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Renzi of Italy in Joint Press Conference.)
Rather Extended Commentary:
Well, there you have it.
As predicted, Jorge Mario Bergoglio did not “touch in detail” on the draconian provisions of ObamaCare, which is opposed on its every face to the Natural Law principle of Subsidiarity and even to the very plain text of the Constitution of the United States of America for which our caesar has such contempt. (See ObamaDeathCare.)
The man masquerading as “Pope Francis” left it up to his Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, who only briefly raised the issue of ObamaCare’s mandated health insurance coverage for “family planning services,” including chemical abortifacients, the surgical execution of the innocent preborn and sterilization as though this coverage was a relatively minor matter. There is a reason for this: Bergoglio and Parolin believe it such coverage to be a minor matter as they are more concerned about supporting access to “universal health care,” which is nothing other than a surrender to the government-employed merchants of death what has belonged up to this point to their like number in the private sector. One cannot be “too obsessed” about such matters.
Remember, Piero Parolin has never met a statist that he has not tried to appease.
Yes, two figures of Antichrist, one of whom believes himself to be the “Petrine Minister” and the other, a petty little caesar who believes himself to be as infallible as a true Successor of Saint Peter, have lots to smile about, don’t they?
End of the Wayback Machine episode.
Back to the present.
As most of you know by now, of course, Bergoglio was pretty grim-faced when he posted for photographs with President Donald John Trump alone and when he posted for photographs with the president and his third (second illicit) wife, Melania, and his daughter, Ivanka Trump Kushner, the Kabbalist who is the daughter of his true wife, Ivana Trump.
Oh, yes, there were a few moments when the Argentine Apostate smiled spontaneously at Trump, especially when the latter handed him a book about the late plagiarist and Communist sympathizer and fellow womanizer, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Other than those few candid moments, however, Jorge was grim-faced in the official photographs, something that a montage of a photographs below demonstrates is quite a contrast with how he, Bergoglio, as behaved with statist, pro-abortion, pro-perversity world figures when they have paid him a visit at the Apostolic Palace (these are about the only times he goes to the Apostolic Palace other than when he delivers his Regina Caeli/Angelus addresses on Sundays whenever he finds himself behind the Walls of the Occupied Vatican on the West Bank of the Tiber River:
It is an exercise in redundancy to point out that Jorge Mario Bergoglio has common cause with the statists, pro-aborts, pro-sodomites and pro-open borders public officials who are funded by George Soros and those of the latter’s ilk. He has long seen Trump, as an enemy of “social justice,” something that was made clear when he, Bergoglio, handed Trump a copy of Laudato Si, May 24, 2015, his encyclical letter on the pantheistic environmentalism that is based on heretical theology and junk science (see Dance, Dance, Eco Jorge part one, Dance, Dance, Eco Jorge, part two and As Jorge Worries About the Rainforest and "SDGs".)
“Pope Francis” saw fit to “evangelize” in behalf of pantheistic naturalism to try to convince President Trump to change his mind, which changes a whole lot, obviously as he has not blessed clue about First and Last Things, something that he has in common with “Pope Francis,” of course, about “climate change” as well as to open to “open borders.”
The Argentine Apostate has never seen fit to evangelize in behalf of the innocent preborn or the very nature of marriage as a union between one man and one woman, both of whom are canonically free to marry each other, that is to be open to however many—or few—children that God chooses to bestow upon them. He’s all smiles with the statists and pro-aborts because he believes that the “environment” and nature matter more than the all else, including the very precondition of social order, the sanctification and salvation of souls.
Ah, when it comes to a “mean” head of state who does not support the “progressive” (Communist agenda), Jorge puts on his look of stern disapproval. He knows full well what he is doing.
So does his Marxist Secretary of State, whose office put out a press release after Trump's meeting with Jorge to express the "hope" that the American president would be a "serene collaboration" between Trump's administration and the conciliar "bishops" of the United States of America on, month other things, "assistance to immigrants":
This morning, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the Honorable Donald Trump, president of the United States of America, was received in audience by the Holy Father Francis and subsequently met with His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by His Excellency Msgr. Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for relations with states.
During the cordial discussions, satisfaction was expressed for the good existing bilateral relations between the Holy See and the United States of America, as well as the joint commitment in favor of life, and freedom of worship and conscience. It is hoped that there may be serene collaboration between the state and the Catholic Church in the United States, engaged in service to the people in the fields of healthcare, education and assistance to immigrants.
The discussions then enabled an exchange of views on various themes relating to international affairs and the promotion of peace in the world through political negotiation and interreligious dialogue, with particular reference to the situation in the Middle East and the protection of Christian communities. (Vatican Statement on Argentine Apostate's Meeting with President Trump.)
Trump needs to be "educated" open borders, "climate change" and globalism. There was no such talk of "educating" the late Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz when the two met in 2015:
Silvia Poggioli, NPR: I would like to ask you, in the decades of the power of the state of Fidel Castro, the Church in Cuba has suffered much. In your meeting with Fidel, did you get the impression that [he] may be a bit regretful?
Pope Francis: Regret is a very intimate thing, and it’s a thing of conscience. I, in the meeting with Fidel, I spoke of the stories of known Jesuits, because in the meeting I brought a gift of a book, from Fr. Llorente, also a good friend of his, who is also a Jesuit. And also a CD with the conferences of Fr. Llorente and I also gave him two books from Fr. Pronzato [sic] which I’m sure he’ll also appreciate. And we talked about these things. We spoke a lot about the encyclical, Laudato si'. He’s very interested in the issue of ecology. It was a not-so-formal, rather spontaneous meeting. Also his family was present there. Also those who accompanied me, my driver, were present there. But, we were a bit separated from his wife. They couldn’t hear, but they were in the same place. But we spoke a lot on the encyclical because he is very concerned about this. About the past, we didn’t speak.
(inaudible question from Poggioli)
Pope Francis: Yes! About the past, the Jesuit college. And how the Jesuits were and how they made him work. All of that, yes.
“About the past, we did not speak.” (Full Transcript of Bergoglio's Inflight Interview from Cuba to the United States of America.)
The “past” to which Bergoglio referred is very much the present of Cuba in its Communist captivity as the dissidents who wanted to meet with him were rounded up while he remained silent about the Castro regime’s brutality during his visit or to denounce the arrests of the dissidents thereafter.
Additionally, of course, there was nothing but effusive praise after the murderous Communist tyrant died on November 26, 2016, the Feast of Saint Sylvester the Abbot and the Commemoration of Saint Peter of Alexandria:
On receiving the sad news of the death of your dear brother, His Excellency Mister Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, former president of the State Council and of the Government of the Republic of Cuba, I express my sentiments of sorrow to Your Excellency and other family members of the deceased dignitary, as well as to the people of this beloved nation. At the same time, I offer prayers to the Lord for his rest and I entrust the whole Cuban people to the maternal intercession of our Lady of the Charity of El Cobre, patroness of that country. (Telegram for the Death of Fidel Castro.)
What made this sickening elegy of “sorrow” upon the death of a man who used murder, terror and repression to build what some are calling the “modern Cuba” is that the false “pontiff” signed his name to the telegram rather than having it issued by his Communist-loving, Red Chinese-enabling Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin. This gesture, which indicates the warmth and esteem he had for the late thug, was even noted by the secular press:
In a sign of his personal esteem, Francis signed the telegram, breaking from the Vatican's usual practice of have the secretary of state send such messages. Francis met Castro during the papal visit to Cuba in September 2015. (Atheistic Funeral Plans Made for Tyrannical Murderer, Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz.)
There is hardly a Marxist, Socialist, statist or non-Marxist atheist alive that does not meet with Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s personal approval, if not personal friendship and admiration as he, a consummate Judeo-Masonic naturalist, believes the only thing that matters in a civil leader is to be “for the poor” and to use whatever means necessary, up to and including the confiscation of private property, to do so.
As a leftist, the Argentine Apostate shares the same view of the world as held by the likes of Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro and his Communist loving senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, who was filled with praise for Castro regime when the soon-to-be former President of the United States of America visited Cuba earlier in early 2016:
"Cuba has an extraordinary resource – a system of education which values every boy and every girl.” (Valerie Jarrett Sings the Praises of the Castro Regime.)
Mind you, this is not to indemnify the Judaizing Trump, who became the first American president to place a prayer petition in the Wailing Wall of the Temple that Our Lord predicted would be torn down, a prophecy that was fulfilled in 70 A.D. when He used the pagan Romans to destroy Jerusalem as the fit punishment for their refusing to respond to the preaching of the Gospel by the Apostles, as anyone worth admiring. Of course not. It is only to point out that Bergoglio cares more about scolding Trump for his sort of “heartless” naturalism as opposed his own naturalism, which deifies the state and indemnifies hardened sinners in their lives of perdition.
To be sure, former President Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro is using his cadre of embedded deep state cohorts to systematically leak disinformation and the transcripts of illegal intercepted communications to their fellow conspirators in the mainslime media to create a narrative about President Donald John Trump that is designed his well-intentioned efforts to scale back the power of the administrative state and to curb the reach of globalist apparatchiks. Those who preach “openness” and “inclusion” are pretty closed-minded, intolerant and downright ruthless to anyone who criticizes them, no less tries to effect a reversal of their own revolutionary schemes, and is as true of Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his cadre of Jacobin/Bolshevik revolutionaries in the counterfeit church of conciliarism as it is of Obama/Soetoro and his ilk in the United States of America and elsewhere around the world.
This de facto coup d’etat, however, is but a distraction, a sideshow, if you, to keep those concerned about it from seeing being the agitation of the moment. Naturalism is simply a means of the adversary to advance the agenda of Judeo-Masonry that was characterized as follows by the late Father Edward Cahilll:
We have already referred to Rationalism and Hermeticism (including Theosophy, Christian Scientism, Spiritism, etc.) as characteristic of the Masonic religion and philosophy, These, which are put forward as a substitute for real religion, are fast becoming more and more widespread in England and throughout the English-speaking world. They are the most powerful dissolvents of whatever elements of true Christianity are being attempted. This element is perhaps the most deadly and dangerous aspect of the whole Masonic movement; for it cuts deeper than anything into Christian life, whose very foundation it attacks.
The immediate aim of the practical policy of Freemasonry is to make its naturalistic principles effective in the lives of the people; and first of all to enforce them in every detail of public life. Hence its political and social programme includes:
(1) The banishment of religion from all departments of government, and from all public institutions; and as a mark of the triumph of this policy, the removal of the Crucifix and all religious emblems from the legislative assemblies, the courts of justice, the public hospitals, the schools and university colleges, etc. (Father Edward Cahill, S.J., Freemasonry and the anti-Christian Movement, Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged, published originally by M. H. Gill and Son, Ltd., in Dublin, Ireland, 1930, and republished by Kessinger Legacy Reprints, pp. 156-157.)
It is very telling that the conciliar revolutionaries have applauded these “developments” as most of their own colleges and universities have divested themselves of official control of what is purported to be the Catholic Church and have removed the Crucifix and other religious emblems from most of their classrooms. Formerly Catholic hospitals have done the same. Indeed, many of them, participating fully in the medical industry’s manufactured, money-making myth of “brain death”, have merged with secular corporations. And most Catholics in public life are fully supportive of various evils under cover of the civil law, and none of them is reprobated by Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who, quite instead, praises those of them that he meets as “servants of the poor.”
To return to Father Cahill’s enumeration of the Judeo-Masonic program:
(2) The secularization of marriage.
(3) The establishment of a State system of so-called education which, at least in its primary stages, will be obligatory and conducted by the laity.
(4) Complete freedom of worship (at least for all except the true one.) (Father Edward Cahill, S.J., Freemasonry and the anti-Christian Movement, Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged, published originally by M. H. Gill and Son, Ltd., in Dublin, Ireland, 1930, and republished by Kessinger Legacy Reprints, p. 157.)
Absent the Social Reign of Christ the King as It must be exercised by His Catholic Church, men and their nations must fall into the abyss. Those who think that the perversity represented by so-called “gay marriage” has brought us to rock bottom are quite mistaken. Polygamy and “marriage” to children are the next frontiers in the path of “civil freedom” according to the logic of Judeo-Masonry. Total debauchery thus must be enshrined under cover of the civil law and promoted and celebrated throughout what passes for “popular culture.” (See Irreversible By Means Merely Human and Common Core: From Luther To Mann To Bismarck To Obama.)
As has been noted so many times on this site, public schooling has been in the control of Freemasonry from its very inception, and it is designed to eradicate all adherence to the true Faith. (See Inside the Prison Walls.)
What more can be said about “freedom of worship” that has not been said many times before on this site other than to note that Jorge and Pals, including his retired predecessor, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI believe this heresy to be the “foundation of peace”?
To the final two points of the Judeo-Masonic program as outlined by Father Edward Cahill:
(5) Unrestrained liberty of the Press even in the propagation of irreligious doctrines and of principles subversive of morality; similar freedom for the stage, the cinema, and all manner of public activities, even when injurious to the public interest, such as the operation of the betting and gambling agencies, the drink traffic, etc.
(6) The elimination of all distinction between the sexes in education and in all departments of public life and the promotion or encouragement of radical feminism.
The same programme usually includes or favours a (so-called) Democratic or Republican form of government, indiscriminate universal suffrage, and the centralization of political and administrative authority in the hands of a bureaucracy. It is opposed on the other hand to all to the national distinctions which are associated with the Christian virtue of patriotism, to the ideal of strongly organized rural communities settled permanently on the land; and finally to the organization of society in classes bound together by ties of common interest and mutual service. Hence its policy tends towards commercialism, a false internationalism and extreme individualism.
It is clear that in a social system organized according to these Masonic ideals, the masses of the people, while nominally free, and in theory the source of all authority in the State, would inevitably become degraded and enslaved. Demoralized by indulgence, deprived of the guidance and help which Christian principles give, isolated and unorganized, mostly bereft of permanent property, having a smattering of literacy, but without real education, they would have little or no power of resistance against the tyranny of bureaucracies or financial combines controlling the Press and the economic life of the country. The substantial freedom, prosperity, and true civilization which accompany or result from the Christian regime would give way to social conditions akin to those of pre-Christian Rome. (Father Edward Cahill, S.J., Freemasonry and the anti-Christian Movement, Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged, published originally by M. H. Gill and Son, Ltd., in Dublin, Ireland, 1930, and republished by Kessinger Legacy Reprints, pp. 157-159.)
Nothing that I said in college classrooms between 1974 and 2007 or in campaigns for public office or in lectures around the nation or wrote in various publications or have written on this site contains an ounce of originality concerning the state of Western civilization as it spirals into the lowest reaches of the abyss possible, making ancient Rome seem truly tame by way of comparison. We have been given the prescient insights of such giants of Catholic scholarship as Fathers Edward Cahill and Denis Fahey in Ireland and defenders of the immutable Catholic doctrine of the Social Reign of Christ the King as Louis Edouard “Cardinal” Pie, Monsignor Henri Delassus and Father Theotime de Just in France.
Father Denis Fahey, writing in his The Mystical Body of Christ in the Modern World, explained that we cannot be neutral in the battle between the reign of man and the Social Reign of Christ the King:
We can thus easily see that the entrance of Christianity into the world has meant two things. Primarily and principally, it has meant the constitution of a supernatural society, the Mystical Body of Christ, absolutely transcending every natural development of culture and civilisation. Secondly, it has had as result that this supernatural society, the Catholic Church, began to exercise a profound influence upon culture and civilisation and modified in a far-reaching way the existing temporal or natural social order. The indirect power of the Church over temporal affairs, whenever the interests of the divine life of souls are involved, presupposes, of course, a clear distinction of nature between the ecclesiastical authority, charged with the care of divine things, and the civil authority, whose mission is concerned with purely temporal matters. In proportion as the Mystical Body of Christ was accepted by mankind, political and economic thought and action began to respect the jurisdiction and guidance of the Catholic Church, endowed, as she is, with the right of intervention in temporal affairs whenever necessary, because of her participation in the spiritual kingship of Christ. Thus the natural or temporal common good of states came to be sought in a manner calculated to favour the development of true personality, in and through the Mystical Body of Christ, and social life came more and more under the influence of the supreme end of man, the vision of God in the three divine Persons.
Accordingly, the divine plan for order in our fallen and redeemed world comprises, primarily, the supernatural social organism of the Catholic Church, and then, secondarily, the temporal or natural social order resulting from the influence of Catholic doctrine on politics and economics and from the embodiment of that influence in social institutions. From the birth of the Catholic Church on Calvary and the solemn promulgation of her mission at the first Pentecost, the Kingdom of God in its essence has been present in the world. As a result of the gradual acceptance of the role of the Church by the temporal representatives of Christ the King, the social institutions of states and nations became deeply permeated with the influence of the supernatural life of Christ. Then, and only then, could the Kingdom of God in its integrity or the rule of Christ the King in its integrity, be said to exist. The Kingdom of God or the rule of Christ the King is present in its integrity only in so far as the whole social life of states, political and economic, is permeated with the influence of the Church. To put it in other terms, Christ fully reigns only when the programme for which He died is accepted as the one true way to peace and order in the world, and social structures in harmony with it are evolved.
The Kingdom of God in its essence is always with us, but the influence of the Church on politics and economics, in other words, the extension of the Kingdom of God in its integrity, has varied with the centuries. Broadly speaking, the thirteenth century has been, so far, the high water mark of that influence. Since then, until recently, there has been steady decay. No particular temporal social order, of course, will ever realise all that the Church is capable of giving to the world. Each of them will be defective for several reasons.
First of all, the action of the Church, welcomed by some Catholics, will be opposed by the ignorance, incapacity and perversity of others.
Secondly, even if all Catholics did accept fully, they could only reflect some of the beauty of the Gospel as the saints reflected some of the infinitely imitable holiness of Christ.
Thirdly, there would still remain the vast number of non-Catholics to be won for Christ and have their social life organised under His rule. It is towards this latter goal that every generation of Catholics is called upon to work. The aim is not, needless to say, to bring back the Middle Ages, for the river of time does not turn back in its course, but the aim is to impregnate a new epoch with the divine principles of order so firmly grasped in the thirteenth century.The result of the so-called Reformation and the French Revolution has been to obscure the rights of God proclaimed by our Lord Jesus Christ and to diffuse naturalism.
Naturalism consists in the negation of the possibility of the elevation of our nature to the supernatural life and order, or more radically still, in the negation of the very existence of that life and order. In our day owing to the progress of the anti-Christian revolt, the more radical meaning has become common.Naturalism may be defined therefore as the attitude of mind which denies the reality of the divine life of grace and of our Fall therefrom by original sin. It rejects our consequent liability to revolt against the order of the divine life, when this life has been restored to us by our membership of Christ, and maintains that all social life should be organized on the basis of that denial. We must combat that mentality and proclaim the rights of God.
In his Encyclical letter on Freemasonry, Pope Leo XIII teaches authoritatively: “From what we have already set forth, it is indisputably evident that their [the Freemasons’] ultimate aim is to uproot completely the whole religious and political order of the world, which has been brought into existence by Christianity, and to replace it by another in harmony with their way of thinking. This will mean that the foundation and the laws of the new structure of society will be drawn from pure naturalism.” Now, it is historically certain that the Declaration of the Rights of Man had been conceived and elaborated in the Masonic lodges before it was presented to the States-General of France. Accordingly, the infamous Declaration, a naturalistic or anti-supernatural document, is in reality a declaration of war on membership of Christ and on the whole structure of society based on that supernatural dignity. The same naturalistic hostility to membership of Christ and the supernatural life of grace runs through all the documents concerning human rights drawn up under the influence of the organised forces that were responsible for the Declaration of 1789. That is the real struggle going on in the world, and in it every member of Christ is called upon to play his or her part. There can be no neutrality. “He that is not with me is against me ” (St. Matthew XII, 30.) (Father Denis Fahey, The Mystical Body of Christ in the Modern World.)
In other words, it is not possible to retard social evils by naturalistic means. Evils are the only thing that result from naturalism. It is thus impossible to retard the spread of one grave social evil after another by sterile arguments based in the tortured reasoning of legal positivists in a country whose "bottom line" is the text of a written constitution, as subject to misinterpretation and/or deconstruction as Holy Writ is the hands of Protestants, Modernist Catholics and rationalists, that admits of no higher authority beyond itself. As I have been writing and lecturing for decades now, all must fall apart absent the Social Reign of Christ the King as It must be exercised by Holy Mother Church in all that pertains to the good of souls.
Pope Leo XIII noted this very clearly throughout his twenty-five year pontificate, including in Tametsi Futura Prospiscentibus, November 1, 1900:
God alone is Life. All other beings partake of life, but are not life. Christ, from all eternity and by His very nature, is "the Life," just as He is the Truth, because He is God of God. From Him, as from its most sacred source, all life pervades and ever will pervade creation. Whatever is, is by Him; whatever lives, lives by Him. For by the Word "all things were made; and without Him was made nothing that was made." This is true of the natural life; but, as We have sufficiently indicated above, we have a much higher and better life, won for us by Christ's mercy, that is to say, "the life of grace," whose happy consummation is "the life of glory," to which all our thoughts and actions ought to be directed. The whole object of Christian doctrine and morality is that "we being dead to sin, should live to justice" (I Peter ii., 24)-that is, to virtue and holiness. In this consists the moral life, with the certain hope of a happy eternity. This justice, in order to be advantageous to salvation, is nourished by Christian faith. "The just man liveth by faith" (Galatians iii., II). "Without faith it is impossible to please God" (Hebrews xi., 6). Consequently Jesus Christ, the creator and preserver of faith, also preserves and nourishes our moral life. This He does chiefly by the ministry of His Church. To Her, in His wise and merciful counsel, He has entrusted certain agencies which engender the supernatural life, protect it, and revive it if it should fail. This generative and conservative power of the virtues that make for salvation is therefore lost, whenever morality is dissociated from divine faith. A system of morality based exclusively on human reason robs man of his highest dignity and lowers him from the supernatural to the merely natural life. Not but that man is able by the right use of reason to know and to obey certain principles of the natural law. But though he should know them all and keep them inviolate through life-and even this is impossible without the aid of the grace of our Redeemer-still it is vain for anyone without faith to promise himself eternal salvation. "If anyone abide not in Me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall wither, and they shall gather him up and cast him into the fire, and he burneth" john xv., 6). "He that believeth not shall be condemned" (Mark xvi., 16). We have but too much evidence of the value and result of a morality divorced from divine faith. How is it that, in spite of all the zeal for the welfare of the masses, nations are in such straits and even distress, and that the evil is daily on the increase? We are told that society is quite able to help itself; that it can flourish without the assistance of Christianity, and attain its end by its own unaided efforts. Public administrators prefer a purely secular system of government. All traces of the religion of our forefathers are daily disappearing from political life and administration. What blindness! Once the idea of the authority of God as the Judge of right and wrong is forgotten, law must necessarily lose its primary authority and justice must perish: and these are the two most powerful and most necessary bonds of society. Similarly, once the hope and expectation of eternal happiness is taken away, temporal goods will be greedily sought after. Every man will strive to secure the largest share for himself. Hence arise envy, jealousy, hatred. The consequences are conspiracy, anarchy, nihilism. There is neither peace abroad nor security at home. Public life is stained with crime.
So great is this struggle of the passions and so serious the dangers involved, that we must either anticipate ultimate ruin or seek for an efficient remedy. It is of course both right and necessary to punish malefactors, to educate the masses, and by legislation to prevent crime in every possible way: but all this is by no means sufficient. The salvation of the nations must be looked for higher. A power greater than human must be called in to teach men's hearts, awaken in them the sense of duty, and make them better. This is the power which once before saved the world from destruction when groaning under much more terrible evils. Once remove all impediments and allow the Christian spirit to revive and grow strong in a nation, and that nation will be healed. The strife between the classes and the masses will die away; mutual rights will be respected. If Christ be listened to, both rich and poor will do their duty. The former will realise that they must observe justice and charity, the latter self-restraint and moderation, if both are to be saved. Domestic life will be firmly established ( by the salutary fear of God as the Lawgiver. In the same way the precepts of the natural law, which dictates respect for lawful authority and obedience to the laws, will exercise their influence over the people. Seditions and conspiracies will cease. Wherever Christianity rules over all without let or hindrance there the order established by Divine Providence is preserved, and both security and prosperity are the happy result. The common welfare, then, urgently demands a return to Him from whom we should never have gone astray; to Him who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life,-and this on the part not only of individuals but of society as a whole. We must restore Christ to this His own rightful possession. All elements of the national life must be made to drink in the Life which proceedeth from Him- legislation, political institutions, education, marriage and family life, capital and labour. Everyone must see that the very growth of civilisation which is so ardently desired depends greatly upon this, since it is fed and grows not so much by material wealth and prosperity, as by the spiritual qualities of morality and virtue. (Pope Leo XIII, Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900.)
Anyone who says that public life is not stained with crime is as delusional as those who think that Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis is the "pope." And the electoral process is closed. Closed. Chiusa. Naturalists of the false opposite of the "right" have made their "peace" with "gay marriage." They have heard "the people" sing. So have the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
"Stopgap" measures based on the "lowest common" naturalistic denominator will always collapse as they are built on the quicksand of naturalism. The Church Militant on earth can be battered. She will never suffer a final defeat. "Stopgap" measures based on the "lowest common" naturalistic denominator must, because they are based on naturalism, consist of internal contradictions and inconsistencies that render its objectives merely symbolic and rhetorical in nature.
Silvio Cardinal Antoniano explained over four hundred fifty years ago that things repugnant to the peace and happiness of eternity can never be the foundation of temporal order:
The more closely the temporal power of a nation aligns itself with the spiritual, and the more it fosters and promotes the latter, by so much the more it contributes to the conservation of the commonwealth. For it is the aim of the ecclesiastical authority by the use of spiritual means, to form good Christians in accordance with its own particular end and object; and in doing this it helps at the same time to form good citizens, and prepares them to meet their obligations as members of a civil society. This follows of necessity because in the City of God, the Holy Roman Catholic Church, a good citizen and an upright man are absolutely one and the same thing. How grave therefore is the error of those who separate things so closely united, and who think that they can produce good citizens by ways and methods other than those which make for the formation of good Christians. For, let human prudence say what it likes and reason as it pleases, it is impossible to produce true temporal peace and tranquillity by things repugnant or opposed to the peace and happiness of eternity. (Silvio Cardinal Antoniano, as quoted by Pope Pius XI in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929.)
It is indeed impossible to produce true temporal peace and tranquility by things repugnant or opposed to the peace and happiness of eternity. Attempting to base opposition to the "marriage" of individuals steeped in unnatural vice in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments on the existence of a legal "recognition" of that vice that is short of "marriage" but contains many of the same legal "benefits" as marriage is indeed repugnant to the peace and happiness of eternity. Live by the "will of the people," my friends, and you will die by the "will of the people." We must live and die by the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church.
Catholics would do well to read Father Peter Gallwey’s analysis of the dangers that Catholics face living in a Protestant world, thus echoing in his day the voices of Father Frederick William Faber before him and Jesuit contemporaries of his such as Father Edwards Leen, S.J.:
Zeal is a virtue specially odious to the luxurious and self-indulgent men and women of the world, to those of whom Sophonias speaks: The men settled on their lees; the men who wish to enjoy present good things and not be disturbed. Ecclesiasticus describes such a one as the man that hath peace in his possessions; that is at rest; whose ways are prosperous in all things, and that is yet able to take meat (Ecclus. xli.), that is, to enjoy life. Zeal is a troublesome and odious virtue to such men. It censures them, and it sets a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother (St. Matt. x.). To all Catholics who are ambitious to serve two masters, that is, to stand well with the Protestant world and with God, zeal is a most unpleasant virtue. They were getting on very well till the over-zeal of the Ultramontanes roused up the Protestant spirit against Papal aggression. Surely, they cry out with indignation, Christ’s Gospel is a Gospel of peace and brotherhood. They forget that it is Christ Himself Who says: Do not think that I have come to send peace upon earth. I came not to send peace, but the sword (St. Matt. x.).
But did not angels, so they contend, sing round the Crib: Peace on earth? Yes; but they spoke of that peace which the world cannot give; that peace whichpasseth understanding. The peace of the saints, the peace of the martyrs, is always a peace which passeth understanding. The peace of the saints, the peace of the martyrs, is always won by hard fighting. It is not at all like the effeminate peace of those who are settled on their lees (Sophon. i.); that is, of those who peace consists in gratifying, without being disturbed, the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life; that most fragile peace which the thief can steal, and the moth consume, and which perishes when “the husks of swine, with which they fain would fill their bellies, no man will give to them” (St. Luke xv.). (Father P. Gallwey, The Watches of the Sacred Passion with Before and After, Volume I, published by Maressa Press, Roehampton, England, 1930, pp. 152-155.)
The “battle,” such as it ever was, to reclaim “traditional values” is over. Done with. Through. Decades of indoctrination in public (and many conciliar-controlled) schools, colleges, universities, professional schools, “music,” motion pictures and the channels of supposed “news” and information” has won the day. Moral relativism is triumphant. Legal positivism is triumphant. Statism is triumphant. Upon what rational basis does anyone, no less a believing Catholic, think that the advance of one moral evil after another is going to be retarded at the ballot box when the “pope” shows his full support for those who have undergone the bodily mutilation of “gender change” and goes so far as to wash the feet of one such unfortunate soul on Maundy Thursday, March 23, 2016.
Ah, lest anyone be fooled by the conflict between Bergoglio and Trump, we must remember that he has celebrated indecency and and indemnified perversity throghot his entire adult life. The differences between them are not as significant as they and their cheerleaders believe is the case.
Even believing Catholics permit themselves to be drawn into the devil's side shows during Holy Week, forever looking for "good guys" to fight the "bad guys" and winding up permitting themselves to be deceived time and time and time again without fail.
Then again, almost no one, including many of those who read the articles on this site, actually believe that what Pope Saint Pius X wrote in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910, applies to the United States of America:
Here we have, founded by Catholics, an inter-denominational association that is to work for the reform of civilization, an undertaking which is above all religious in character; for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact. The new Sillonists cannot pretend that they are merely working on “the ground of practical realities” where differences of belief do not matter. Their leader is so conscious of the influence which the convictions of the mind have upon the result of the action, that he invites them, whatever religion they may belong to, “to provide on the ground of practical realities, the proof of the excellence of their personal convictions.” And with good reason: indeed, all practical results reflect the nature of one’s religious convictions, just as the limbs of a man down to his finger-tips, owe their very shape to the principle of life that dwells in his body.
This being said, what must be thought of the promiscuity in which young Catholics will be caught up with heterodox and unbelieving folk in a work of this nature? Is it not a thousand-fold more dangerous for them than a neutral association? What are we to think of this appeal to all the heterodox, and to all the unbelievers, to prove the excellence of their convictions in the social sphere in a sort of apologetic contest? Has not this contest lasted for nineteen centuries in conditions less dangerous for the faith of Catholics? And was it not all to the credit of the Catholic Church? What are we to think of this respect for all errors, and of this strange invitation made by a Catholic to all the dissidents to strengthen their convictions through study so that they may have more and more abundant sources of fresh forces? What are we to think of an association in which all religions and even Free-Thought may express themselves openly and in complete freedom? For the Sillonists who, in public lectures and elsewhere, proudly proclaim their personal faith, certainly do not intend to silence others nor do they intend to prevent a Protestant from asserting his Protestantism, and the skeptic from affirming his skepticism. Finally, what are we to think of a Catholic who, on entering his study group, leaves his Catholicism outside the door so as not to alarm his comrades who, “dreaming of disinterested social action, are not inclined to make it serve the triumph of interests, coteries and even convictions whatever they may be”? Such is the profession of faith of the New Democratic Committee for Social Action which has taken over the main objective of the previous organization and which, they say, “breaking the double meaning which surround the Greater Sillon both in reactionary and anti-clerical circles”, is now open to all men “who respect moral and religious forces and who are convinced that no genuine social emancipation is possible without the leaven of generous idealism.” (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
We must have confidence in Our Lady, consecrating ourselves to her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life. We must remembered that we have been elected by Our Lord Himself to be Catholic when we were baptized. We are destined to be citizens of Heaven if we peservere the graces He won for us on Calvary and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, and there is only one judicial verdict that matters: that of Christ the King upon our immortal souls at the moment of our Particular Judgment.
No matter the agitation or distraction of the moment, we can be assured that our efforts to restore the Social Reign of Christ the King by means of our total consecration to Him through Mary our Immaculate Queen will help to plant a few seeds for the conversion of men and their nations to the true Faith as we, recidivist sinners that we are, attempt to make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world, remembering to say each day:
O Jesus, it is for love of Thee, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary."
These are the words spoken by the Mother of God in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal, on July 13, 1917, nearly a full century ago. They should be on our lips at all times so that there will come a day when the words uttered by the Cristeros in Mexico and the brave Catholics during the Spanish Revolution will be on the lips of all men and heralded on the flags of all nations:
Viva Cristo Rey!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, 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 Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, pray for us.