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. (Page Four of the Transcript from Face the Nation, Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012.)
Yes, the "happy" non-cardinal, Timothy Dolan, who has been the conciliar "archbishop" of New York since April 15, 2009, said in an interview broadcast thirty-one days ago now, that he was had "benefitted" from the "counsel" of the pro-abortion Vice President of the United States of America, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., who maintains his "good standing" in the counterfeit church of conciliarism despite his unrepentant support for chemical and surgical baby-killing under cover of the civil law. Will "Cardinal" Dolan still abide by the "counsel" of the avuncular, profane Biden (see When "Boys Will Be Boys" They Grow Up to Be Men Like Joe Biden) even after he has said two days ago, that is, on Sunday, May 6, 2012, that he is "getting absolutely comfortable" with "gay marriage":
DAVID GREGORY: You raise social policy. I'm curious. You know, the president has said that his views on gay marriage, on same-sex marriage have evolved. But he's opposed to it. You're opposed to it. Have your views-- evolved?
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Look-- I just think-- that-- the good news is that as more and more Americans become to understand what this is all about is a simple proposition. Who do you love? Who do you love? And will you be loyal to the person you love? And that's what people are finding out is what-- what all marriages, at their root, are about. Whe-- whether they're-- marriages of lesbians or gay men or heterosexuals.
DAVID GREGORY: Is that what you believe now? Are you--
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: That's what I believe.
DAVID GREGORY: And you're comfortable with same-sex marriage now?
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: I-- I-- look, I am vice president of the United States of America. The president sets the policy. I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don't see much of a distinction-- beyond that.
DAVID GREGORY: In a second term, will this administration come out behind same-sex marriage, the institution of marriage?
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Well, I-- I-- I can't speak to that. I-- I-- I-- I don't know the answer to that. But I can tell you--
DAVID GREGORY: It sounds like you'd like to see it happen. If that's what the president would get--
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Well, the president continues to fight, whether it's Don't Ask, Don't Tell or whether it is making sure, across the board, that you cannot discriminate. Look-- look the the executive orders he's put in place. Any hospital that gets federal funding, which is almost all of them, they can't deny a partner from being able to have access to their-- their-- their partner who's ill or making the call on whether or not they-- you know-- it's just-- this is evolving.
And by the way, my measure, David, and I take a look at when things really begin to change, is when the social culture changes. I think Will and Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything anybody's ever done so far. And I think-- people fear that which is different. Now they're beginning to understand. They're beginning to understand that this as a base--
I-- I was with-- speaking to a group of gay leaders in-- in Los Angeles-- la-- two, two weeks ago. And one gentleman looked at me in the question period and said, "Let me ask you, how do you feel about us?" And I had just walked into the back door of this gay couple and they're with their two adopted children. And I turned to the man who owned the house. I said, "What did I do when I walked in?" He said, "You walked right to my children. They were seven and five, giving you flowers." And I said, "I wish every American could see the look of love those kids had in their eyes for you guys. And they wouldn't have any doubt about what this is about." (Transcript of Meet the Press, National Broadcasting Company, Sunday, May 6, 2012.)
Apart from the absolute idiocy of Biden's remarks (does Biden traffic in anything other than cliched idiocies?), which will be dealt with in short order, I have a question for the man who has been championed by some Catholics as a candidate for man of the year, "Cardinal" Dolan. Why would you want to seek the "counsel" of a man who can utter such utter rubbish that no rightly formed member of the Catholic Church could ever dream of uttering? All right. I'll throw in a second question for "Cardinal" Dolan while I am at it. Why would you seek the "counsel" of a man whose mind is so far removed from of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Christ, as to be influenced about "gay marriage" by some kind of television program named Will and Grace?
Guess what? I have the answer without his writing back to me.
Here it is, one answer for two questions: Because "Cardinal" Dolan speaks idiocies all of the time. There you have it.
Just a little review. Drum roll, please, Sammy Spear, drum roll:
"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?; see Whatever You Want.)
"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.)
"To have the man we call the vicar of Christ go to a synagogue is of earthquake proportions," Archbishop Dolan said.
Archbishop Dolan said Pope Benedict's Oct. 27 meeting in Assisi, Italy, with leaders of other faiths could not have happened 50 years ago. (Catholics, Jews urged to work together to promote the heresy of religious liberty; see also Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Dolan Finally Speaks The Truth.)
Mind you, the brevity of this recitation of the stupid remarks made by Timothy "Cardinal" Dolan, who wore a "cheesehead" miter in honor of the Green Bay Packers briefly at the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service shortly a little over a week after his installation as the conciliar "archbishop" of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on September 8, 2002, the Feast of the Nativity of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, is meant to serve as a time-save for the readers of this site.
More pertinent to this commentary is how Timothy "Cardinal" Dolan approached Andrew Mark Cuomo, the Governor of the State of New York, in 2011 as the New York State Legislature as it was considering Cuomo's legislative initiative to legalize "marriage" between persons of the same gender:
Mr. Cuomo even spoke to Archbishop Dolan about the push for same-sex marriage, emphasizing his respect and affection for the religious leader. An adviser described the governor’s message to Archbishop Dolan this way: “I have to do what I have to do. But your support over all is very important to me.”
By the time a Catholic bishop from Brooklyn traveled to Albany last week to tell undecided senators that passing same-sex marriage “is not in keeping with the will of their people,” it was clear the church had been outmaneuvered by the highly organized same-sex marriage coalition, with its sprawling field team and, especially, its Wall Street donors.
“In many ways,” acknowledged Dennis Poust, of the New York State Catholic Conference, “we were outgunned. That is a lot to overcome.” (Behind N.Y. Perverted Marriage Bill, an Unlikely Mix of Forces, page 3.)
Andrew Mark Cuomo, a man who makes his pro-abort, pro-perversity demagogue of a father, former Governor Mario Matthew Cuomo, seem positively "conservative" by comparison, told "Cardinal" Dolan that he had "to do what" he had to do, and all that the conciliar "bishop" of Brooklyn, New York could say was that it was "not in keeping with the will of their people" for the New York State Legislature to pass a "gay marriage" bill.
This is not exactly the stuff of Saint John the Baptist, whose remonstration of Herod the Tetrarch is recorded in the Gospel According to Saint Luke:
 And he answering, said to them: He that hath two coats, let him give to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do in like manner.  And the publicans also came to be baptized, and said to him: Master, what shall we do?  But he said to them: Do nothing more than that which is appointed you.  And the soldiers also asked him, saying: And what shall we do? And he said to them: Do violence to no man; neither calumniate any man; and be content with your pay.  And as the people were of opinion, and all were thinking in their hearts of John, that perhaps he might be the Christ;
 John answered, saying unto all: I indeed baptize you with water; but there shall come one mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to loose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:  Whose fan is in his hand, and he will purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his barn; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.  And many other things exhorting, did he preach to the people.  But Herod the tetrarch, when he was reproved by him for Herodias, his brother's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done;  He added this also above all, and shut up John in prison. (Luke 3: 11-20.)
Timothy Dolan, the man who made light of how one can refer to God by saying that we could call Him whatever you want, and suffragan "bishop" to across the East River, Nicholas DiMarzio, are far, far from the spirit of Pope Saint Gregory the Great:
The Lord reproaches them through the prophet: They are dumb dogs that cannot bark. On another occasion he complains: You did not advance against the foe or set up a wall in front of the house of Israel, so that you might stand fast in battle on the day of the Lord. To advance against the foe involves a bold resistance to the powers of this world in defense of the flock. To stand fast in battle on the day of the Lord means to oppose the wicked enemy out of love for what is right.
When a pastor has been afraid to assert what is right, has he not turned his back and fled by remaining silent? Whereas if he intervenes on behalf of the flock, he sets up a wall against the enemy in front of the house of Israel. Therefore, the Lord again says to his unfaithful people: Your prophets saw false and foolish visions and did not point out your wickedness, that you might repent of your sins. The name of the prophet is sometimes given in the sacred writings to teachers who both declare the present to be fleeting and reveal what is to come. The word of God accuses them of seeing false visions because they are afraid to reproach men for their faults and thereby lull the evildoer with an empty promise of safety. Because they fear reproach, they keep silent and fail to point out the sinner’s wrongdoing.
The word of reproach is a key that unlocks a door, because reproach reveals a fault of which the evildoer is himself often unaware. That is why Paul says of the bishop: He must be able to encourage men in sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. For the same reason God tells us through Malachi: The lips of the priest are to preserve knowledge, and men shall look to him for the law, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. Finally, that is also the reason why the Lord warns us through Isaiah: Cry out and be not still; raise your voice in a trumpet call.
Anyone ordained a priest undertakes the task of preaching, so that with a loud cry he may go on ahead of the terrible judge who follows. If, then, a priest does not know how to preach, what kind of cry can such a dumb herald utter? It was to bring this home that the Holy Ghost descended in the form of tongues on the first pastors, for he causes those whom he has filled, to speak out spontaneously. (For two different translations, see: The Book of Pastoral Rule and That the ruler should be discreet in keeping silence, profitable in speech .)
Timothy Dolan, who is the President of the misnamed United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, might say something along the lines of "Well, Joe, I disagree with ya on this one" as he pointed the number of statements he and his brother non-bishops in the counterfeit church of conciliarism had made in defense of the simple truth that marriage can take place only between a man and a woman. However, even when the conciliar "bishops" have opposed "gay marriage," they have done so principally on secular grounds.
This is what his brother "non-bishop" across the East River from him, Nicholas Anthony DiMarzio, the conciliar "bishop" of Brooklyn, who wrote the following that appeared in the online edition of the New York Daily News on Sunday, June 26, 2011, the Sunday within the Octave of Corpus Christi (and the External Solemnity of the Feast of Corpus Christi here in the United States of America where this great feast has, most tragically, never been a Holy Day of Obligation):
The children of our state deserve the best. We put in place public policies to ensure that children have the proper nutrition, the best education available and are safe from harms way.
There is no question that our society genuinely values the young. Yet, despite these efforts, the number of young people suffering from emotional disorders is disconcerting and our teen suicide rate is alarming.
Sociologists and psychologists agree that stable families where a mother and father live together in a loving union are a key predicator of a child's future health, well-being and success.
In other words, this is the best or ideal circumstances for our children for which we should all strive. This arrangement just seems to be built into our DNA.
Tragically, we no longer understand the primary purpose of marriage as the institution by which a man and woman bring new life into the world and teach the child to become a productive citizen.
In striving for that end, the man and woman discover their own mutual consolation. Tragically, we somehow have come to view marriage as legitimizing our individual need for love and affection.
As a consequence we have all witnessed the surge in numbers of divorce, single parenthood and cohabitation outside of marriage. Not even thirty years ago this would have been almost unthinkable and certainly scandalous.
I believe the passage of same sex marriage is another "nail in the coffin" of marriage.
It is destructive because we fail to view marriage in the context of a vocation: a calling to participate in the great enterprise of forming the next generation.
Marriage is reduced to an empty honor.
We who opposes Same-sex Marriage are not callous to the very real human longings for friendship, affection and belonging that proponents of this legislation espouse as the rational "Marriage Equality".
Indeed, we like other New Yorker discuss these issues with our friends, family, co-workers and loved ones who have same-sex attractions. We have in part failed as the proponents of the historical understanding of marriage as that between a man and a woman precisely because we have sought to be sensitive to those who have same-sex attractions. Perhaps we must now speak more forcefully and clearly.
As the chief shepherd of the Catholics in our City's two most populous boroughs, Brooklyn and Queens, the decision of our Catholic Governor and State Legislature to overturn the common understanding of marriage that, despite many developments over thousands of years, has always been understood between a man and woman. That there was virtually no public debate on the issue and that the entire matter was concluded in just over thirty-minutes late on a Friday evening is disgraceful.
As a protest, I have asked my collaborators not to bestow or accept honors, nor to extend a platform of any kind to any state elected official, in all our parishes and churches for the foreseeable future.
Our children in NY State deserve the best and unfortunately there seem to be very few if any "Profiles in Courage." (Brooklyn Bishop calls gay marriage law sinful; the title of this article is inaccurate as there was no reference whatsoever made to sin in its text.)
Keeping children safe?
What about pleasing God?
What about His justice?
What about His holy wrath?
While "Bishop" DiMarzio was correct in stating that the primary end of marriage is to bring new life into the world, he is quite wrong in stating parents do so in order to teach their children to become "productive citizens." Parents are called to welcome children generously to prepare them to be citizens of Heaven by living as saints here on the saint of this earth as members of His Catholic Church. And it is the consciousness of our membership in the Catholic Church that impels us to live as good citizens here on earth as seek admission as citizens of Heaven for all eternity.
No talk of this, though, from "Bishop" DiMarzio or "Cardinal" Dolan or most of the other conciliar "bishops."
"Bishop" DiMarzio was also as incorrect in accepting the propaganda of "same-sex attractions" as his provincial superior across the Brooklyn Bridge, Timothy Dolan. Those are inclined to commit perverse sins against nature acquire this inclination, which is why there must be such propagandizing in its behalf in the concentration camps known as public schools, propagandizing that is also to be found throughout the so-called "religious education" programs within the counterfeit church of conciliarism, especially in its high schools and universities and colleges and many, if not the lion's share, of its seminaries and religious communities.
"Bishop" DiMarzio seems to be ignorant or dismissive of the good work that has been done by the Catholic Medical Association debunking the propaganda of the allegedly "innate" nature of "same-sex attractions" (HOMOSEXUALITY AND HOPE: Statement Of The Catholic Medical Association). The contention that perverse inclinations are something that people are "born with" is asserted in the Catechism of the Conciliar Church, to be sure. However, this assertion is without scientific foundation.
The conciliar "bishop" of Brooklyn proved himself to be just as much of a naturalist as Timothy Dolan in speaking of our "common understanding of marriage" as though any reference to the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as Our Lord entrusted them to His Catholic Church for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication did not matter in public discourse.
"Bishop" DiMarzio, please consider these words of our true popes:
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. So soon as Catholic truth is apprehended by a simple and unprejudiced soul, reason yields assent. (Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890.)
As with individuals, so with nations. These, too, must necessarily tend to ruin if they go astray from "The Way." The Son of God, the Creator and Redeemer of mankind, is King and Lord of the earth, and holds supreme dominion over men, both individually and collectively. "And He gave Him power, and glory, and a kingdom: and all peoples, tribes, and tongues shall serve Him" (Daniel vii., 14). "I am appointed King by Him . . . I will give Thee the Gentiles for Thy inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession" (Psalm ii., 6, 8). Therefore the law of Christ ought to prevail in human society and be the guide and teacher of public as well as of private life. Since this is so by divine decree, and no man may with impunity contravene it, it is an evil thing for the common weal wherever Christianity does not hold the place that belongs to it. When Jesus Christ is absent, human reason fails, being bereft of its chief protection and light, and the very end is lost sight of, for which, under God's providence, human society has been built up. This end is the obtaining by the members of society of natural good through the aid of civil unity, though always in harmony with the perfect and eternal good which is above nature. But when men's minds are clouded, both rulers and ruled go astray, for they have no safe line to follow nor end to aim at. (Pope Leo XIII, Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900.)
No conciliar "bishop" anywhere on the face of this earth speaks in such terms. Such is the extent of the state of apostasy to be found within the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Such words are anathema to men who dare to speak in ways that have been anathematized by the Catholic Church.
Common understanding? What about the Order of Creation (Nature) and the Order of Grace (Redemption)? Did not God Himself ordain the male and the female to be complementary to each other as man and wife?
The Brooklyn "bishop's" public musing that he has been "too sensitive" to the concerns of those who have "same-sex attractions" is laughable. Forceful? Is he serious? Look at how the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, inspired Moses to refer to the effects of this contemptible sin on the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha in the Book of Genesis:
And when the men rose up from thence, they turned their eyes towards Sodom: and Abraham walked with them, bringing them on the way. And the Lord said: Can I hide from Abraham what I am about to do: Seeing he shall become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth shall be blessed? For I know that he will command his children, and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord, and do judgment and justice: that for Abraham's sake the Lord may bring to effect all the things he hath spoken unto him. And the Lord said: The cry of Sodom and Gomorrha is multiplied, and their sin is become exceedingly grievous.
I will go down and see whether they have done according to the cry that is come to me: or whether it be not so, that I may know. And they turned themselves from thence, and went their way to Sodom: but Abraham as yet stood before the Lord. And drawing nigh he said: Wilt thou destroy the just with the wicked? If there be fifty just men in the city, shall they perish withal? and wilt thou not spare that place for the sake of the fifty just, if they be therein? Far be it from thee to do this thing, and to slay the just with the wicked, and for the just to be in like case as the wicked, this is not beseeming thee: thou who judgest all the earth, wilt not make this judgment.
And the Lord said to him: If I find in Sodom fifty just within the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake. And Abraham answered, and said: Seeing I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord, whereas I am dust and ashes. What if there be five less than fifty just persons? wilt thou for five and forty destroy the whole city? And he said: I will not destroy it, if I find five and forty. And again he said to him: But if forty be found there, what wilt thou do? He said: I will not destroy it for the sake of forty. Lord, saith he, be not angry, I beseech thee, if I speak: What if thirty shall be found there? He answered: I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
Seeing, saith he, I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord. What if twenty be found there? He said: I will not destroy it for the sake of twenty. I beseech thee, saith he, be not angry, Lord, if I speak yet once more: What if ten should be found there? And he said: I will not destroy it for the sake of ten. And the Lord departed, after he had left speaking to Abraham: and Abraham returned to his place. (Genesis 16: 16-33)
And he said to him: Behold also in this, I have heard thy prayers, not to destroy the city for which thou hast spoken. Make haste and be saved there, because I cannot do any thing till thou go in thither. Therefore the name of that city was called Segor. The sun was risen upon the earth, and Lot entered into Segor. And the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrha brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he destroyed these cities, and all the country about, all the inhabitants of the cities, and all things that spring from the earth.
And his wife looking behind her, was turned into a statue of salt. And Abraham got up early in the morning and in the place where he had stood before with the Lord, He looked towards Sodom and Gomorrha, and the whole land of that country: and he saw the ashes rise up from the earth as the smoke of a furnace. (Genesis 19: 21-28.)
Forceful? "Bishop" DiMarzio should familiarize himself with these words of Pope Saint Pius V concerning how this sin was dealt with by the authorities of the Catholic civil state during the era of Christendom:
That horrible crime, on account of which corrupt and obscene cities were destroyed by fire through divine condemnation, causes us most bitter sorrow and shocks our mind, impelling us to repress such a crime with the greatest possible zeal.
Quite opportunely the Fifth Lateran Council [1512-1517] issued this decree: "Let any member of the clergy caught in that vice against nature . . . be removed from the clerical order or forced to do penance in a monastery" (chap. 4, X, V, 31). So that the contagion of such a grave offense may not advance with greater audacity by taking advantage of impunity, which is the greatest incitement to sin, and so as to more severely punish the clerics who are guilty of this nefarious crime and who are not frightened by the death of their souls, we determine that they should be handed over to the severity of the secular authority, which enforces civil law.
Therefore, wishing to pursue with the greatest rigor that which we have decreed since the beginning of our pontificate, we establish that any priest or member of the clergy, either secular or regular, who commits such an execrable crime, by force of the present law be deprived of every clerical privilege, of every post, dignity and ecclesiastical benefit, and having been degraded by an ecclesiastical judge, let him be immediately delivered to the secular authority to be put to death, as mandated by law as the fitting punishment for laymen who have sunk into this abyss. (Pope Saint Pius V, Horrendum illud scelus, August 30, 1568)
Mind you, I am not suggesting the revival of this penalty in a world where it would not be understood and where the offender would be made a "martyr" for the cause of perversity, only pointing out the fact that the Catholic Church teaches that clerics and others in ecclesiastical authority who are guilty of serious moral crimes are deserving of punishment, not protection, by their bishops, and should, like any member of the laity, be put to death. Such is the difference yet again between Catholicism and conciliarism.
In this vein, therefore, "Bishop" DiMarzio's order to his diocesan institutions and parishes last year not to bestow or to accept awards or honors from elected officials in the State of New York is ludicrous. If you believe yourself to be the actual, honest-to-goodness Bishop of Brooklyn and that you are a Successor of the Apostles in the Catholic Church, why not simply excommunicate anyone and everyone in your diocese who voted for the bill in the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly?
Why? Because Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI wouldn't like that. That's why. And that's why Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., who has supported the chemical and surgical assassination of innocent preborn children with aplomb for thirty-nine years now, will remain in perfectly good standing as a "Catholic" in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI doesn't want to excommunicate Catholics in public life. That's why. It's that simple.
Defenders of all things conciliar would say that excommunicating men such as Biden would make them "martyrs" in the eyes of many Catholics and non-Catholics alike. This objection can be answered firmly as follows: So what? So what?
The "bishops" in the counterfeit church of conciliarism claim to be Successors of the Apostles. As such, they should have a desire to protect the integrity of what they believe is the Blessed Sacrament. Perhaps without realizing it, however, their refusal to protect the integrity of what they believe to be Our Lord in His Real Presence is but God's way of teaching those who have blessed with the graces from Our Lady to see things clearly Our Lord is not truly present in Novus Ordo churches and that the conciliar "bishops" are not true Successors of the Apostles.
True Successors of the Apostles also understand that their use of the rod of correction, employed after all efforts to effect an abjuration of their errors have failed, is an essential means to teach Catholics and non-Catholics alike that one cannot promote sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance with utter impurity and without imperiling their immortal souls by doing so, thus teaching by their sins of omission that everyone can do these things and stay within the conciliar structures without being disciplined. Welcome aboard the One World Ecumenical Church of conciliarism, Bishop Fellay. Welcome aboard!
Please see the appendix for what true Successors of the Apostles would say to those steeped in sins of perversity (and to those who serve as their enablers). Catholic truth must be taught clearly and without apology and without the slightest concession to the "acceptability" of sin, the very thing that caused Our Lord, Christ the King, to suffer and die during His fearful Passion and Death and that plunged those Seven Swords of Sorrow through and through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother.
Oh, you say that "the people" won't listen to Catholic truth?
Go tell that to the Apostles, who preferred death rather than to be silent about the Holy Name of the Divine Redeemer, Christ the King.
"The people" won't listen to Catholic truth?
Go tell to that to the million of martyrs who, following the footsteps of the Apostles, were willing to be impoverished, imprisoned, beaten, tortured and executed in the most some of the most cruel ways ever conceived rather than be silent about the truths of the Catholic Faith.
"Things have changed," you say?
Apostates and cowards, that's who.
How many times do I have to repeat myself? The pluralist state of Modernity is a trap of the devil from the beginning to the end, and it is a trap into which the apostates of conciliarism live--and live "absolutely comfortably."
Here are our marching orders, my good and very few readers (and fewer donors still--a really big hint, you know as we are "up against it" and end of the month bills coming due), given us by Pope Saint Pius X himself:
This, nevertheless, is what they want to do with human society; they dream of changing its natural and traditional foundations; they dream of a Future City built on different principles, and they dare to proclaim these more fruitful and more beneficial than the principles upon which the present Christian City rests
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.)
All must fall apart absent Christ the King and His true Church.
All must fall apart in the souls of men and thus in the lives of their nations if they do not have a deep, abiding and tender love for and reliance upon the Mother of God, she who made possible our salvation by her perfect Fiat to the will of God the Father at the Annunciation and who is the Mediatrix of All Graces. Men and their nations need Our Lady. They need her Most Holy Rosary. They need to be faithful to her Fatima Message as they protect themselves with the Brown Scapular and the Miraculous Medal and pass out truly blessed Green Scapulars to those whose God's Holy Providence places in their paths each day.
Men need to be totally consecrated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. To be so consecrated is to offer up all of the sufferings and calumnies and persecutions and injustices, whether real or imagined, that we might suffer now and into the future to Our Lady to be given unto the throne of the Most Blessed Trinity. We must belong to the twin, matchless hearts of love that are the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, consoling them, if at all possible in this time of apostasy and betrayal when the Real Presence of Our Lord has been taken away from once proudly Catholic churches that are not in the control of the conciliar revolutionaries, by spending time in fervent prayer before Christ the King's Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament, wherein His Most Sacred Heart beats with love for us and by which His Most Blessed Mother awaits us to join her in adoring the Father through the Son in Spirit and in Truth.
Without this, you see, we are doomed to a continued and most rapid descent into barbarism. God will not hold the hand of His wrath for long. Indeed, the very fact that so many people "accept" this kind of perversion of "law" under a variety of naturalistic slogans is itself a chastisement of untold proportions.
In the meantime, of course, keep praying your Rosaries and offering up your sacrifices and sufferings in reparation for your own sins and those of the whole world, including those of the lords of Modernity and Modernism giving everything with joy and gratitude to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for we care not about the law of God, not the "will of the people."
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Our Lady of Fatima, 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 Gregory Naziaznen, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
What True Catholic Bishops (or any baptized Catholic) Should Say To Those Steeped in Sins of Perversity
1) God's love for us is an act of His divine will, the ultimate expression of which is the salvation of our immortal souls.
2) Our love for others must be premised on willing for them what God wills for us: their salvation as members of the Catholic Church.
3) We love no one authentically if we do or say anything, either by omission or commission, which reaffirms him in a life of unrepentant sin.
4) Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ hates sin. He wills the sinner to repent of his sins by cooperating with the graces He won for them on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into his heart and soul through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.
5) One of the Spiritual Works of Mercy is to admonish the sinner. We have an obligation to admonish those who are in lives on unrepentant sin to turn away from their lives of sin and to strive to pursue the heights of sanctity.
6) God has compassion on all erring sinners, meaning each one of us. He understands our weakness. He exhorts us, as He exhorted the woman caught in adultery, to "Go, and commit this sin no more."
7) It is not an act of "love" for people to persist in unrepentant sins with others.
8) It is not an act of "judgmentalness" or "intolerance" to exhort people who are living lives of unrepentant sin to reform their lives lest their souls wind up in Hell for eternity.
9) Mortal Sins cast out Sanctifying Grace from the soul. Those steeped in unrepentant mortal sin are the captives of the devil until they make a good and sincere Confession to a true priest.
9) Certain sins cry out to Heaven for vengeance. Sodomy is one of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance.
10) Those engaged in natural or unnatural acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments do not "love" the individuals with whom they are sinning. Authentic love cannot exist in a soul committed to a life against the Commandments of God and the eternal welfare of one's own soul, no less the souls of others.
11) Those engaged in natural or unnatural acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments are not fit to adopt children.
12) Those engaged in natural or unnatural acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments are not fit to adopt children because their very sinful lives put into jeopardy the eternal of the souls of the children they seek to adopt. It is not possible for people who are sinning unrepentantly to teach children to hate sin as God hates sin. They are immersed in sin. Pope Pius XI put it this way in Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930:
But Christian parents must also understand that they are destined not only to propagate and preserve the human race on earth, indeed not only to educate any kind of worshippers of the true God, but children who are to become members of the Church of Christ, to raise up fellow-citizens of the Saints, and members of God's household, that the worshippers of God and Our Savior may daily increase. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930.)
13) Those engaged in unnatural, perverse acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments are further unfit to adopt children because they have no right in the Divine Positive Law or the natural law to live together as a "couple." Once again, Pope Pius XI's Casti Connubii:
Nor must We omit to remark, in fine, that since the duty entrusted to parents for the good of their children is of such high dignity and of such great importance, every use of the faculty given by God for the procreation of new life is the right and the privilege of the married state alone, by the law of God and of nature, and must be confined absolutely within the sacred limits of that state. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930.)
14) Those engaged in unnatural, perverse acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandment have no right in the Divine Positive Law or the Natural Law to present a "model" of parenthood that is from the devil himself. The words that Saint Paul wrote about perversity in Rome in his own day are quite apropos of our own:
Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use against which is their 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: 24-32)
15) Matrimony was elevated to a Sacrament by Our Lord at the wedding feast in Cana. The Holy Sacrament of Matrimony is entered into by one man and by one woman to achieve these ends: the procreation and education of children, the mutual good of the spouses, a remedy for concupiscence. Pope Pius XI noted this in Casti Connubii:
This conjugal faith, however, which is most aptly called by St. Augustine the "faith of chastity" blooms more freely, more beautifully and more nobly, when it is rooted in that more excellent soil, the love of husband and wife which pervades all the duties of married life and holds pride of place in Christian marriage. For matrimonial faith demands that husband and wife be joined in an especially holy and pure love, not as adulterers love each other, but as Christ loved the Church. This precept the Apostle laid down when he said: "Husbands, love your wives as Christ also loved the Church," that Church which of a truth He embraced with a boundless love not for the sake of His own advantage, but seeking only the good of His Spouse. The love, then, of which We are speaking is not that based on the passing lust of the moment nor does it consist in pleasing words only, but in the deep attachment of the heart which is expressed in action, since love is proved by deeds. This outward expression of love in the home demands not only mutual help but must go further; must have as its primary purpose that man and wife help each other day by day in forming and perfecting themselves in the interior life, so that through their partnership in life they may advance ever more and more in virtue, and above all that they may grow in true love toward God and their neighbor, on which indeed "dependeth the whole Law and the Prophets." For all men of every condition, in whatever honorable walk of life they may be, can and ought to imitate that most perfect example of holiness placed before man by God, namely Christ Our Lord, and by God's grace to arrive at the summit of perfection, as is proved by the example set us of many saints.
This mutual molding of husband and wife, this determined effort to perfect each other, can in a very real sense, as the Roman Catechism teaches, be said to be the chief reason and purpose of matrimony, provided matrimony be looked at not in the restricted sense as instituted for the proper conception and education of the child, but more widely as the blending of life as a whole and the mutual interchange and sharing thereof.
16) It is never permissible to put even one child into spiritual, if not physical, jeopardy by claiming that so many others would be helped if the Church did not cooperate with an unjust law. Our Lord said that it would be better for one to have a millstone thrown around his neck and thrown into a lake than to lead one of his little ones astray. He was not joking.
17) The civil state has no authority from God to sanction illicit relationships, whether between a man or a woman (such as Andrew Cuomo's relationship with his current girlfriend, which he is publicly flaunting) or between those of the same gender who are committing sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance. What Pope Pius XI wrote in Casti Connubii about "civil unions" between unmarried men and women applies just as equally to those who are committed the sin of Sodom:
To begin at the very source of these evils, their basic principle lies in this, that matrimony is repeatedly declared to be not instituted by the Author of nature nor raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a true sacrament, but invented by man. Some confidently assert that they have found no evidence of the existence of matrimony in nature or in her laws, but regard it merely as the means of producing life and of gratifying in one way or another a vehement impulse; on the other hand, others recognize that certain beginnings or, as it were, seeds of true wedlock are found in the nature of man since, unless men were bound together by some form of permanent tie, the dignity of husband and wife or the natural end of propagating and rearing the offspring would not receive satisfactory provision. At the same time they maintain that in all beyond this germinal idea matrimony, through various concurrent causes, is invented solely by the mind of man, established solely by his will.
How grievously all these err and how shamelessly they leave the ways of honesty is already evident from what we have set forth here regarding the origin and nature of wedlock, its purposes and the good inherent in it. The evil of this teaching is plainly seen from the consequences which its advocates deduce from it, namely, that the laws, institutions and customs by which wedlock is governed, since they take their origin solely from the will of man, are subject entirely to him, hence can and must be founded, changed and abrogated according to human caprice and the shifting circumstances of human affairs; that the generative power which is grounded in nature itself is more sacred and has wider range than matrimony -- hence it may be exercised both outside as well as within the confines of wedlock, and though the purpose of matrimony be set aside, as though to suggest that the license of a base fornicating woman should enjoy the same rights as the chaste motherhood of a lawfully wedded wife.
Armed with these principles, some men go so far as to concoct new species of unions, suited, as they say, to the present temper of men and the times, which various new forms of matrimony they presume to label "temporary," "experimental," and "companionate." These offer all the indulgence of matrimony and its rights without, however, the indissoluble bond, and without offspring, unless later the parties alter their cohabitation into a matrimony in the full sense of the law.
Indeed there are some who desire and insist that these practices be legitimatized by the law or, at least, excused by their general acceptance among the people. They do not seem even to suspect that these proposals partake of nothing of the modern "culture" in which they glory so much, but are simply hateful abominations which beyond all question reduce our truly cultured nations to the barbarous standards of savage peoples. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930.)