For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.  For God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world, but that the world may be saved by him.  He that believeth in him is not judged. But he that doth not believe, is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  And this is the judgment: because the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works were evil. For every one that doth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved. (John 3: 16-20.)
Yes, men prefer the darkness even though the very Light of the Gentiles, Christ the King, has shone upon them.
Indeed, large numbers of citizens in the supposedly “civilized” Western world have descended to the point of barbarism who act as brute savages by treating anyone they deem worthy of an attack with a ferocity that evokes memories of the Aztecs and Tatars. There are even others, perhaps much larger in number that we realize, who given themselves over to the adversary in a most conscious manner.
Ah, but then there are the allegedly more “cultured” among the West’s citizenry who believe in all manner of paganism as they worship, among other things, the created world, the demigods of science and social science and, of course, themselves. This is not even to mention how these “cultured” and “enlightened” individuals promote every imaginable and unspeakably perverse manner of evil imaginable while castigating those who believe in the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law with sanctimonious righteousness as “haters” and “bigots.”
The “cultured” denizens of this Judeo-Masonic world of darkness also serve as apologists for those who act barbarically if their acts of savagery are committed upon those who do not adhere inflexibly to what is deemed to be worthy of the protection of the civil law. Chief among those who are deemed worthy of attack are the innocent preborn, and it is precisely because the “cultured” can remain silent as the likes of baby-killers in white coats practice that bloody trade, a silence that extends even to the likes of the infamous butcher named and convicted murderer named Kermit Gosnell.
Yes, it is true that the “cultured” are themselves countenancing any sort of killing and destruction that suits their purposes. It is considered “merciful” for trained medical “professionals” to administer lethal potions in hospitals and hospices and other facilities to fulfill the wishes of patients and/or their relatives to end what is considered to be “needless” suffering, and it is consider to be “giving the gift of life” to sign up to be an organ “donor” so that one’s vital bodily members can be vivisected under the pretense of the medical industry’s manufactured, profit-making myth that is called by the anesthetizing euphemism as brain death.
It is thus entirely unsurprising that the voices of the supposedly “civilized,” who countenance rioting, mayhem and murder when perpetrated by those who are said to be “oppressed” or others seeing “justice” are muted when those who, knowing less than they do—which is nothing, obviously—about First and Last Things, live savagely act as savages upon someone they consider deserving of punishment.
To wit, there has been not one word out of the mouths of the “Reverend” Jesse Louis Jackson or the confidence-man named Alfred “Tawana Brawley hoax” Sharpton concerning what many commentators have rightly termed the kidnapping and savage beating and torture administered on December 31, 2016, by four young black thugs from the City of Chicago, where the blood flows freely as a result of black-on-black violence, on a mentally disabled young man, who was guilty of the “crime” of supporting President-elect Donald John Trump. As the details, which have been broadcast in all of their gruesomeness, have been recounted many times in the past week now, it is neither necessary nor appropriate to repeat them here. It is enough to simply cite an excerpt from one article this savage attack:
Throughout the video, the victim is repeatedly kicked and hit, his scalp is cut, all while he is tied up with his mouth taped shut.
At one point, the victim is held at knife point and told to curse President-elect Donald Trump. The group also forces the victim to drink water from a toilet.
The suspects can be heard saying they want the video to go viral.
Detectives think the victim, who lives in the suburbs and appeared to be in his late teens or early 20s, met some acquaintances in northwest suburban Streamwood and they drove him to Chicago in a stolen vehicle, Guglielmi said. (Savage Atttack Goes Viral.)
Men have returned to the savagery that existed in almost every land prior to their being Catholicized. The Judeo-Masonic world of naturalism created by the Protestant Revolution, itself the product of Talmudic support given to Martin Luther and to King Henry VIII, and there are very few people alive today who understand why this savagery has risen or that there is no naturalistic means to stop or even to retard its advance.
Sadly, there are even fewer people who understand that the moral relativism let loose by Martin Luther’s theological relativism directly undermined the indissolubility of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, thus paving the way for the triumph of contraception, which has led in its own turn to rampant infidelity, divorce, abandoned wives and children, and millions of unwed mothers and fatherless children, many of whom are left to fend for themselves and thus become drug addicts, gang members and career criminals.
To be sure, social engineers and eugenicists such as Margaret Sanger (see Planned Barrenhood: Evil From Its Very Inceptions and From Luther to Sanger to Ferguson) did much to advance the breakdown of the family, and their successors in the past century have built an entire program of statist social engineering to sustain a spirit of dependency and victimology that indemnifies youthful malefactors and castigates anyone who criticizes them as being “hateful racists.”
Mayhem and murder are but the logical end-result of a world has “liberated” itself from the sweet yoke of the Social Reign of Christ the King.
Almost no one who adheres to the false opposite of the naturalist "right" has discussed the simple truth that it is easier today for prowling gangs of marauders to act barbarically than ever before because of the constant warfare that most people alive today wage against the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity, as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His Catholic Church by means of unrepentant sins. No one on the naturalist "right--and no one means no one--has ever cited the simple fact that it is impossible to produce or sustain temporal peace and prosperity as long as men and their nations pursue that which is repugant to te peace and happiness of eternity:
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, quoted by Pope Pius XI in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929.)
No, no one on the naturalist "right" understands this, which makes it impossible to turn back the tide of evil advance by their opposite numbers among the ranks of the naturalist "left," most of whom are proud to boast of their support for the very evils that undermine justice in their nations and peace in the world. Consider one such contemporary example by the outgoing Narcissist-in-Chief:
That’s why we cannot withdraw from big global fights -- to expand democracy, and human rights, and women’s rights, and LGBT rights. No matter how imperfect our efforts, no matter how expedient ignoring such values may seem, that's part of defending America. For the fight against extremism and intolerance and sectarianism and chauvinism are of a piece with the fight against authoritarianism and nationalist aggression. If the scope of freedom and respect for the rule of law shrinks around the world, the likelihood of war within and between nations increases, and our own freedoms will eventually be threatened. (Caesar Obamus Ignoramus Says Farewell Yet Again.)
This is kind of rich coming from a man who had no regard for the laws of God and the just laws of men and has given every sort of encouragement to rioters in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland, to express their "concerns" after perceived injustices. Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro even refused to denounce violent rioters who took to the streets to vandalize property and attack supporters of Donald John Trump after it became clear that he was the winner of the elections that were held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
We live in a world where the word violence is used to desscribe those who oppose the execuion of the innocent preborn, whether by chemical or surgical means, in their mothers' wombs as well those who denounce and call the perversion that is sodomy by its proper name. And thus it is that Barack Hussein Obama, who has done much to underime the integrity of the family and, of course, the inviolability of all innocent human life, chooses to remain in the darkness of sin and its promotion rather than to bask in the very Light of the Gentiles Himself, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Evil must proliferate in a world that has driven out its Redeeming King, and it is also true that evil proliferates today because of the counterfeit church of conciliarism's reconciliation with the anti-Incarational principles of Modernity.
Ironically, there were a few Protestants eighty-six years ago who understood that the Anglican sect's endorsement of contraception by married couples in some circumstances would lead to the sort of degrading practices that have become commplace in our world today, practices that are considered to be "fundamental human rights. Even The Washington Post editorially denonced contraception on March 22, 1931, and foretold the sort of evils that those who run this newspaper today, filled with truly fake news, of course, endorse with righteous indignation:
The Federal Council of Churches in America some time ago appointed a committee on "marriage and the home," which has now submitted a report favoring a "careful and restrained" use of contraceptive devices to regulate the size of families. The committee seems to have a serious struggle with itself in adhering to Christian doctrine while at the same time indulging in amateurish excursions in the field of economics, legislation, medicine, and sociology. The resulting report is a mixture of religious obscurantism and modernistic materialism which departs from the ancient standards of religion and yet fails to blaze a path toward something better.
The mischief that would result from an attempt to place the stamp of church approval upon any scheme for "regulating the size of families" is evidently quite beyond the comprehension of this pseudo-scientific committee. It is impossible to reconcile the doctrine of the divine institution of marriage with any modernistic plan for the mechanical regulation of human birth. The church must either reject the plain teachings of the Bible or reject schemes for the “scientific” production of human souls. Carried to its logical conclusion, the committee’s report if carried into effect would lead to the death-knell of marriage as a holy institution, by establishing degrading practices which would encourage indiscriminate immorality. The suggestion that the use of legalized contraceptives would be “careful and restrained” is preposterous. If the churches are to become organizations for political and 'scientific' propaganda they should be honest and reject the Bible, scoff at Christ as an obsolete and unscientific teacher, and strike out boldly as champions of politics and science as substitutes for the old-time religion. ("Forgetting Religion," Editorial, The Washington Post, March 22, 1932.)
One of the supreme ironies of the moment is no one in civil office in the United States of America and very few within the power structure of the counterfeit church of conciliarism believe that this is so, no, not even President-elect Donald John Trump.
This remains a diabolical trap, something that I have I have said for many years now, much to the consternation of Americanists even within fully Catholic encampments who refuse to see reality for what it is. There is as little chance to change the direction of this country politically as there is for those within the counterfeit church of conciliarism to change the direction of Jorge Mario Bergoglio's own putsch in favor of the celebration of the “lifestyles” of the perverse and the infamous. No, naturalism can never be used to defeat naturalism of any kind.
Ulimately, however, we must remember that the evils of our age did not start with the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the case of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton on January 22, 1973.
The evils of our age did not start with the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the case of Griswold v. Connecticut on June 7, 1965.
The evils of our age did not start did not start with the appointment of then California Governor Earl Warren, a thirty-third degree Freemason, as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America by then President Dwight David Eisenhower in 1953.
The evils of our age did not start with the the appointment of Freemasons Hugo Black, Stanley Reed, William Douglas, James F. Byrnes, Robert H. Jackson, Wiley B. Rutledge, Harold Burton, Fred Vinson, Tom Clark, and Sherman Minton by the thirty-third degree Freemasons named Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman between 1937 and 1949. (There were eight--count 'em, eight--Freemasons on the court between 1949 and 1954!)
The evils of our day are the direct and inevitable result of the planned, intentional overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King begun by the Protestant Revolt in 1517 and institutionalized by the rise of contemporary Judeo-Masonry in 1717 and thereafter.
Pope Leo XIII noted how the "rage for innovation" in the Sixteenth Century resulted in the deification of man in the context of the modern state. Writing in Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885, Pope Leo discussed the glories of Christendom and how they were overthrown by the very things that are extolled currently by Jorge Mario Bergoglio:
There was once a time when States were governed by the philosophy of the Gospel. Then it was that the power and divine virtue of Christian wisdom had diffused itself throughout the laws, institutions, and morals of the people, permeating all ranks and relations of civil society. Then, too, the religion instituted by Jesus Christ, established firmly in befitting dignity, flourished everywhere, by the favor of princes and the legitimate protection of magistrates; and Church and State were happily united in concord and friendly interchange of good offices. The State, constituted in this wise, bore fruits important beyond all expectation, whose remembrance is still, and always will be, in renown, witnessed to as they are by countless proofs which can never be blotted out or ever obscured by any craft of any enemies. Christian Europe has subdued barbarous nations, and changed them from a savage to a civilized condition, from superstition to true worship. It victoriously rolled back the tide of Mohammedan conquest; retained the headship of civilization; stood forth in the front rank as the leader and teacher of all, in every branch of national culture; bestowed on the world the gift of true and many-sided liberty; and most wisely founded very numerous institutions for the solace of human suffering. And if we inquire how it was able to bring about so altered a condition of things, the answer is -- beyond all question, in large measure, through religion, under whose auspices so many great undertakings were set on foot, through whose aid they were brought to completion.
A similar state of things would certainly have continued had the agreement of the two powers been lasting. More important results even might have been justly looked for, had obedience waited upon the authority, teaching, and counsels of the Church, and had this submission been specially marked by greater and more unswerving loyalty. For that should be regarded in the light of an ever-changeless law which Ivo of Chartres wrote to Pope Paschal II: "When kingdom and priesthood are at one, in complete accord, the world is well ruled, and the Church flourishes, and brings forth abundant fruit. But when they are at variance, not only smaller interests prosper not, but even things of greatest moment fall into deplorable decay."
But that harmful and deplorable passion for innovation which was aroused in the sixteenth century threw first of all into confusion the Christian religion, and next, by natural sequence, invaded the precincts of philosophy, whence it spread amongst all classes of society. From this source, as from a fountain-head, burst forth all those later tenets of unbridled license which, in the midst of the terrible upheavals of the last century, were wildly conceived and boldly proclaimed as the principles and foundation of that new conception of law which was not merely previously unknown, but was at variance on many points with not only the Christian, but even the natural law.
Amongst these principles the main one lays down that as all men are alike by race and nature, so in like manner all are equal in the control of their life; that each one is so far his own master as to be in no sense under the rule of any other individual; that each is free to think on every subject just as he may choose, and to do whatever he may like to do; that no man has any right to rule over other men. In a society grounded upon such maxims all government is nothing more nor less than the will of the people, and the people, being under the power of itself alone, is alone its own ruler. It does choose, nevertheless, some to whose charge it may commit itself, but in such wise that it makes over to them not the right so much as the business of governing, to be exercised, however, in its name.
The authority of God is passed over in silence, just as if there were no God; or as if He cared nothing for human society; or as if men, whether in their individual capacity or bound together in social relations, owed nothing to God; or as if there could be a government of which the whole origin and power and authority did not reside in God Himself. Thus, as is evident, a State becomes nothing but a multitude which is its own master and ruler. And since the people is declared to contain within itself the spring-head of all rights and of all power, it follows that the State does not consider itself bound by any kind of duty toward God. Moreover. it believes that it is not obliged to make public profession of any religion; or to inquire which of the very many religions is the only one true; or to prefer one religion to all the rest; or to show to any form of religion special favor; but, on the contrary, is bound to grant equal rights to every creed, so that public order may not be disturbed by any particular form of religious belief.
And it is a part of this theory that all questions that concern religion are to be referred to private judgment; that every one is to be free to follow whatever religion he prefers, or none at all if he disapprove of all. From this the following consequences logically flow: that the judgment of each one's conscience is independent of all law; that the most unrestrained opinions may be openly expressed as to the practice or omission of divine worship; and that every one has unbounded license to think whatever he chooses and to publish abroad whatever he thinks.
Now, when the State rests on foundations like those just named -- and for the time being they are greatly in favor -- it readily appears into what and how unrightful a position the Church is driven. For, when the management of public business is in harmony with doctrines of such a kind, the Catholic religion is allowed a standing in civil society equal only, or inferior, to societies alien from it; no regard is paid to the laws of the Church, and she who, by the order and commission of Jesus Christ, has the duty of teaching all nations, finds herself forbidden to take any part in the instruction of the people. With reference to matters that are of twofold jurisdiction, they who administer the civil power lay down the law at their own will, and in matters that appertain to religion defiantly put aside the most sacred decrees of the Church. They claim jurisdiction over the marriages of Catholics, even over the bond as well as the unity and the indissolubility of matrimony. They lay hands on the goods of the clergy, contending that the Church cannot possess property. Lastly, they treat the Church with such arrogance that, rejecting entirely her title to the nature and rights of a perfect society, they hold that she differs in no respect from other societies in the State, and for this reason possesses no right nor any legal power of action, save that which she holds by the concession and favor of the government. If in any State the Church retains her own agreement publicly entered into by the two powers, men forthwith begin to cry out that matters affecting the Church must be separated from those of the State. (Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885.)
Pope Pius XII sounded a similar theme in his first encyclical letter, Summi Pontificatus, October 10, 1939:
The denial of the fundamentals of morality had its origin, in Europe, in the abandonment of that Christian teaching of which the Chair of Peter is the depository and exponent. That teaching had once given spiritual cohesion to a Europe which, educated, ennobled and civilized by the Cross, had reached such a degree of civil progress as to become the teacher of other peoples, of other continents. But, cut off from the infallible teaching authority of the Church, not a few separated brethren have gone so far as to overthrow the central dogma of Christianity, the Divinity of the Savior, and have hastened thereby the progress of spiritual decay.
The Holy Gospel narrates that when Jesus was crucified "there was darkness over the whole earth" (Matthew xxvii. 45); a terrifying symbol of what happened and what still happens spiritually wherever incredulity, blind and proud of itself, has succeeded in excluding Christ from modern life, especially from public life, and has undermined faith in God as well as faith in Christ. The consequence is that the moral values by which in other times public and private conduct was gauged have fallen into disuse; and the much vaunted civilization of society, which has made ever more rapid progress, withdrawing man, the family and the State from the beneficent and regenerating effects of the idea of God and the teaching of the Church, has caused to reappear, in regions in which for many centuries shone the splendors of Christian civilization, in a manner ever clearer, ever more distinct, ever more distressing, the signs of a corrupt and corrupting paganism: "There was darkness when they crucified Jesus" (Roman Breviary, Good Friday, Response Five).
Many perhaps, while abandoning the teaching of Christ, were not fully conscious of being led astray by a mirage of glittering phrases, which proclaimed such estrangement as an escape from the slavery in which they were before held; nor did they then foresee the bitter consequences of bartering the truth that sets free, for error which enslaves. They did not realize that, in renouncing the infinitely wise and paternal laws of God, and the unifying and elevating doctrines of Christ's love, they were resigning themselves to the whim of a poor, fickle human wisdom; they spoke of progress, when they were going back; of being raised, when they groveled; of arriving at man's estate, when they stooped to servility. They did not perceive the inability of all human effort to replace the law of Christ by anything equal to it; "they became vain in their thoughts" (Romans i. 21).
With the weakening of faith in God and in Jesus Christ, and the darkening in men's minds of the light of moral principles, there disappeared the indispensable foundation of the stability and quiet of that internal and external, private and public order, which alone can support and safeguard the prosperity of States.
It is true that even when Europe had a cohesion of brotherhood through identical ideals gathered from Christian preaching, she was not free from divisions, convulsions and wars which laid her waste; but perhaps they never felt the intense pessimism of today as to the possibility of settling them, for they had then an effective moral sense of the just and of the unjust, of the lawful and of the unlawful, which, by restraining outbreaks of passion, left the way open to an honorable settlement. In Our days, on the contrary, dissensions come not only from the surge of rebellious passion, but also from a deep spiritual crisis which has overthrown the sound principles of private and public morality. (Pope Pius XII, Summi Pontificatus, October 10, 1939.)
The teaching of our true popes is, course, in direct, incontrovertible contradiction of the Judeo-Masonic spirit that has been embraced by the counterfeit church of conciliarism and its "popes" concerning the relationship between the Church and the State. Our true popes saw the problems of the world clearly through the eyes of the Catholic Faith, recognizing that the only way--and I do mean the only way--social evils can be ameliorated is by a return of men and their nations to the Social Reign of Christ the King and of Mary our Immaculate Queen. All other approaches, no matter how well intentioned, are absolutely illusory. Not even the pagans of yore embraced the concept of the secular state.
As the conciliar "popes" have embraced a fundamental error of Modernity and Modernism, the secular state, it is easy to understand how most of the efforts to combat the evils of our day, such as contraception and abortion and perversion, among many others, are being undertaken either by poorly catechized Catholic laity, people who are completely ignorant of the authentic Social Teaching of the Church as a result of the ethos of the Second Vatican Council, or by well-intentioned Protestants who do not realize that the evils they are trying to combat are the direct result of what was let loose upon the world by the likes of Martin Luther, John Calvin, Thomas Cranmer, John Wesley, et al.
That is, while the Church has taught from time immemorial that she can adapt herself to any legitimate form of government, all such forms of government must recognize her rights to defend the good of souls. This is the fatal flaw of the States of Modernity, as Pope Leo XIII noted in Immortale Dei:
Whatever, therefore, is opposed to virtue and truth may not rightly be brought temptingly before the eye of man, much less sanctioned by the favor and protection of the law. A well-spent life is the only way to heaven, whither all are bound, and on this account the State is acting against the laws and dictates of nature whenever it permits the license of opinion and of action to lead minds astray from truth and souls away from the practice of virtue. To exclude the Church, founded by God Himself, from life, from laws, from the education of youth, from domestic society is a grave and fatal error. A State from which religion is banished can never be well regulated; and already perhaps more than is desirable is known of the nature and tendency of the so-called civil philosophy of life and morals. The Church of Christ is the true and sole teacher of virtue and guardian of morals. She it is who preserves in their purity the principles from which duties flow, and, by setting forth most urgent reasons for virtuous life, bids us not only to turn away from wicked deeds, but even to curb all movements of the mind that are opposed to reason, even though they be not carried out in action. (Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885.)
The chief emphasis in our work as Catholics, therefore, must be to seek to plant the seeds for the mystical resurrection of Holy Mother Church as we give everything we have and do to the Most Blessed Trinity through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, which will indeed triumph in the end.
This does not mean, as some traditionally Catholics attached to the counterfeit church of conciliarism contend quite erroneously, that we remain inert and passive in the face of the daily carnage of the preborn by means of chemical and surgical abortion. Not at all. We can support legitimate legislative initiatives that are unqualifiedly "pro-life" We can pray with our fellow fully traditional Catholics in front of the killing centers. We should hand out truly blessed Miraculous Medals and Green Scapulars to those seeking to enter such centers. And we must perform acts of reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world, offering each act of reparation as the consecrated slave of Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. We must also be sure to pray our Rosaries in reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world, always conscious of the fact that our sins have worsened the state of the Church Militant on earth and of the world-at-large.
Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary has vanquished the enemies of the Catholic Faith in the past. She will do so in our times. Have no doubt this. Indeed, take inspiration from this story of how Our Lady's Most Rosary vanquished those hateful Dutch Calvinists who were attempting to invade and Protestantize The Philippines in the year 1546:
Sculpted by a non-Catholic Chinese artist who was later converted through the intercession of the Blessed Mother, the image of Our Lady of the Rosary was commissioned in 1593 by the Spanish Governor of the Philippines. Luis Perez Dasmarinas, who wanted the statue to memorialize both his deceased father and his own regime. The statue was entrusted to the Dominicans in Manila and was enshrined in Santo Domingo Church, where it received an outpouring of love and devotion.
Fifty-three years later, in March, 1646, while Spanish invaders were still governing the islands and were outright enemies of the Dutch, the people were shocked to learn that a fleet of five Dutch war ships was bearing down on Manila. Carrying the triple threat of conquest, pillage and Dutch Protestantism, the enemy had chosen a tim when Spanish warships were unavailable for defense.
Two commercial galleons, "The Rosary" and "The Incarnation," were donated by their owners and were quickly outfitted in preparation for battle. While sailing into position for the confrontation, the men prayed the Rosary and dedicated themselves to La Naval, Our Lady of the Rosary.
The five Dutch ships were well-equipped with canons, firearms and trained seamen; the two Spanish-Filipino cargo ships were poorly fitted with a few guns. At the end of the day it seemed unbelievable that the Dutch fled the area while the defenders of the city returned home in glory, praising Our Lady for her protection.
For the next four months the two cargo ships patrolled the waters, then, in July, they discovered that they had been trapped in a narrow strait by not five, but seven Dutch ships. Since their position did not afford a proper angle for battle, they prayed and waited. Fearful that they would be attacked, they vowed that if they were victorious they would pilgrimage barefoot to the Church of Santo Domingo to thank Our Lady of the Rosary. Through the intercession of La Naval, the two cargo ships were apparently unseen in the fading sunset since the Dutch ships turned toward Manila without firing on them. The two cargo ships then gave chase and closed in. At sunrise the next day the Dutch retreated in disgrace. As soon as the victors arrived home, they gratefully fulfilled their vow.
After the next battle the people of Manila began to call the cargo ships "the galleons of the miracle." After the fourth confrontation and victory the name was confirmed. Yet a fifth time the Dutch fleet appeared for battle. Anxious to defend their honor and restore their pride, the Dutch resolved to win at any cost. The advantage was definitely theirs when they found the two cargo ships anchored with the wind against them. Unable to move, the new cargo ships fought where they were and defeated the enemy so badly that they limped away, never to return.
Our Lady of the Rosary and the men of her two cargo ships defeated 15 well-equipped warships.
This victory at Manila is similar in many respects to the great naval victory at Lepanto, which was also credited to the intervention of Our Lady and the power of her Holy Rosary. In both instances Our Lady miraculously defended and granted victory to their seamen who placed their trust in her.
Sixteen years after the successful defense of Manila, an Ecclesiastical Council was convened in Cavite to study the unusual aspects of the five naval victories. The Council consisted of theologians, canonists, and prominent religious. On April 9, 1662, after studying all the written testimonies of the participants and eyewitnesses, the Council declared that the victories were:
Granted by the Sovereign Lord through the intercession of the Most Holy Virgin and devotion to her Rosary, that the miracles be celebrated, preached and held in festivities and to be recounted among the miracles wrought by the Lady of the Rosary for the greater devotion of the faithful to Our Most Blessed Virgin Mary and her Holy Rosary.
This decree was signed by all eight members of the Ecclesiastical Council. (Joan Carroll Cruz, Miraculous Images of Our Lady: 100 Famous Catholic Portraits and Statues, TAN Books and Publishers, 1993, pp. 367-369.)
The words of the popes quoted above are clear: The Social Reign of Christ the King must be restored. And restored it will be when there is the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary when a true pope fulfills her Fatima Message.
Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.