Pontius Trump Washes His Hands of the Blood of Innocent Babies

Even the founders of the United States of America, as bereft of First Principles as most of them were as the sons of the “Enlightenment” and thus apostles of Judeo-Masonic naturalism and religious indifferentism, understood that of the first requisites for republican self-rule was the exercise of statesmanship on the part of those seeking elected office.

Simply put, statesmanship, which was championed the Anglican Edmund Burke in the House of Commons in the Eighteenth Century, is based upon the principle that elected representatives, though they should give due consideration of their constituents’ views, must nevertheless act in accord with their own consciences regardless of public opinion and regardless of the electoral consequences that might result from simply serving as “delegates” for the “will of the people.” This is referred to as the “trustee” theory of representation as opposed to the “delegate” theory. A trustee is one who has been entrusted to use his own best judgment on behalf of the best interests of those who appointed or elected him whereas the “delegate” is being the servant of what he is told to do by others.

James Madison, who was a bitter, blaspheming anti-Catholic, wrote the following about the same concept when defended the republican form of government as opposed to the “pure democracy” of ancient Athens:

From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction. A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual. Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions.

A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect, and promises the cure for which we are seeking. Let us examine the points in which it varies from pure democracy, and we shall comprehend both the nature of the cure and the efficacy which it must derive from the Union.

The two great points of difference between a democracy and a republic are: first, the delegation of the government, in the latter, to a small number of citizens elected by the rest; secondly, the greater number of citizens, and greater sphere of country, over which the latter may be extended.

The effect of the first difference is, on the one hand, to refine and enlarge the public views, by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens, whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country, and whose patriotism and love of justice will be least likely to sacrifice it to temporary or partial considerations. Under such a regulation, it may well happen that the public voice, pronounced by the representatives of the people, will be more consonant to the public good than if pronounced by the people themselves, convened for the purpose. On the other hand, the effect may be inverted. Men of factious tempers, of local prejudices, or of sinister designs, may, by intrigue, by corruption, or by other means, first obtain the suffrages, and then betray the interests, of the people. The question resulting is, whether small or extensive republics are more favorable to the election of proper guardians of the public weal; and it is clearly decided in favor of the latter by two obvious considerations. . . . (James Madison, The Federalist, Number Ten, November 23, 1787.)

Thus, Madison, as was the case with most of those who supported the ratification of the Constitution to replace the Articles of Confederation, did not trust the “people” to act in their own best interests as a pure democracy (wherein all those who are eligible to participation in public policy decision-making do so in various forums—viz. the Athenian Assembly, New England Town Meetings) was likely to degenerate into a mobocracy.

On the other hand, however, the future fourth President of the United States of America, who is called the “Father of the Constitution,” recognized that “enlightened statesmen” would not always be at the helm of public governance and that it would be necessary to control what he called the “vice of factions” with a “multiplicity of factions” in an ‘extended commercial republic” to prevent any one of these factions from controlling public policy decision-making at all times without having to at least considering opposing viewpoints. (This only a summary of The Federalist Ten lecture that I would give in my American National Government courses as a college professor, and this is the first time in a long time that I have pulled this out of cerebral “cyberspace” as I have little occasion to even think about this material, no less to write about, although I have done so a few times in the past on this site.)

To summarize, James Madison wanted statesman to serve in public office while recognizing that there would always be such given the vagaries of the electorate and the character—or lack thereof—of elected officials—that would require a variety of factions opposing each other to prevent the rise of a permanently-established tyranny of the majority.

The fundamental flaw in the Madisonian construct, though, was that, no matter his understanding of the tendency of men to promote self-interest at the expense of the common good, he believed there was no one “opinion” or “belief” that could unite men in the pursuit of the common interest without vigorous debate involving members of various factions:

The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man; and we see them everywhere brought into different degrees of activity, according to the different circumstances of civil society. A zeal for different opinions concerning religion, concerning government, and many other points, as well of speculation as of practice; an attachment to different leaders ambitiously contending for pre-eminence and power; or to persons of other descriptions whose fortunes have been interesting to the human passions, have, in turn, divided mankind into parties, inflamed them with mutual animosity, and rendered them much more disposed to vex and oppress each other than to co-operate for their common good. So strong is this propensity of mankind to fall into mutual animosities, that where no substantial occasion presents itself, the most frivolous and fanciful distinctions have been sufficient to kindle their unfriendly passions and excite their most violent conflicts. (James Madison, The Federalist, Number Ten, November 23, 1787.)

As a truculent anti-Catholic, James Madison did not accept the simple fact that the Catholicism is the prerequisite, although not an infallible guarantor, of a truly just social order that is premised upon obeying God as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His true Church and of pursuing common temporal good in light of man’s Last End, the possession of the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in Heaven. Temporal rulers must seek to foster those conditions wherein citizens can better sanctify and save their immoral souls by seeking first and foremost to be good citizens of Heaven and thence to overcome disordered self-interest in the pursuit of a just order that places First Things first and gives due consideration at all times of how actions, whether collectively or individually, undertaken in this passing, mortal vale of tears will affect the pursuit of Last Things.
Madison treated the subject “religion” with contempt as a cause for division rather than understanding it is only one religion, the true religion, Catholicism that can unite men in a due respect for the immutable laws of God and the Natural Law and to pursue their legitimate temporal interests with a deliberation worthy of redeemed creatures despite the vagaries of fallen human nature.

Very few people understand this fact, and thus we have a situation of false opposites where shallow demagogues such as Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., and Kamala Harris who always are playing up to the mob and shallow narcissists who believe in their own infallible ability to produce “solutions” that they, in all their delusional grandeur, will please “everyone” without realizing that “everyone” does not include the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity, and this where Donald John Trump comes into the picture once again.

The forty-fifth President of the United States of America has never studied First and Last Things. He knows nothing of right principles, and has lived his life trying to make “deals” that he thinks are “good” for “everyone,” and thus, after floating various proposals in the past eight months that have been reviewed previously on this site in Memorandum to Donald John Trump: The Inviolability of Innocent Human Life is Non-Negotiable, Your "Pro-Life" President is At It Again, and Another Memorandum to Clueless Don from Queens: Catholics Do Not Compromise on Truth), Donald John Trump has now washed his hands of any further political action concerning the chemical and surgical slaughter of the innocent preborn after issuing a statement that he thinks will “please” everyone and take this “divisive” issue, which he thinks is an electoral liability, out of the 2024 presidential election once and for all. That this is a delusional thought has never occurred to the former president, who lives in a world of delusion that permits him to overlook all the documented evidence that has been presented to him concerning the vast harm that has been done by the “vaccines” developed under his warped Operation Warp Speed.

Here is the text of Trump’s announcement, made on Monday, April 8, 2024, the transferred Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, that will be dissected piece-by-piece by means of interjections:

“Under my leadership, the Republican Party will always support the creation of strong, thriving and healthy American families. We want to make it easier for mothers and families to have babies, not harder. That includes supporting the availability of fertility treatments like IVF in every state in America.”

“Like the overwhelming majority of Americans, including the vast majority of Republicans, conservatives, Christians and pro-life Americans, I strongly support the availability of IVF for couples who are trying to have a precious baby. What could be more beautiful or better than that.”

“Today I’m pleased that the Alabama Legislature has acted very quickly and passed legislation that preserves the availability of IVF in Alabama. They really did a great and fast job.”

“The Republican Party should always be on the side of the miracle of life and the side of mothers, fathers, their beautiful babies, and that’s what we are. IVF is an important part of that, and our great Republican Party will always be with you in your quest for the ultimate joy in life.”

Interjection Number One:

No human institutional of civil governance, including a state legislature, has any authority from the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity, to do anything other than to protect innocent human life. No human being, whether acting by himself or in concert with others, has any authority to dispense with innocent human life, and no human being, whether acting by himself or in concert with others, has any authority to endorse the creation of human life artificially.

 A world that has cast off the sweet yoke of the Social Reign of Christ the King removes all external constraints upon the ability of men to play God, up to and including the development of scientific means to act contrary to the Divine and Natural Laws. Eugenicists and their mad scientific cohort championed the cause of prevent the conception of children by artificial means and later pioneered scientific technologies developed first for use with livestock (cattle, horses, sheep, goats) that they marketed as “solutions” for infertile couples, ignoring the fact that many, although far from all, cases of infertility in women are the result of contraceptive pills and devices. It is perhaps quite useful to note that many “vaccines” have been developed to produce infertility in women, especially for use in the Third World, and infertility has been one of the many myriad evil consequences of the poisons developed under former President Donald John Trump’s Operation Warp Speed.

There is a straight path from artificial conception, which is a denial of the Sovereignty of God over the sanctity and fecundity of Holy Matrimony, to the artificial creation of human beings, which is a denial of the very hallowed nature by which God has ordained for men and women to procreate new lives for His honor and glory in this life so as to be brought to the baptismal font to have their souls regenerated in His very inner life by means of Sanctifying Grace—and from there to have the possibility of living with him for all eternity as they behold His Beatific Vision in Heaven.

Fallen men have cheapened that which is to be used exclusively by a man and a woman in lawful wedlock and they have now reached a point where they feel free to act without regard for any concept of morality, even on the natural level, to prevent the conception life, discard of life after conception, to conceive children artificially to be used in monstrous experiments or to be implanted “on demand” to women as well as to those in the abomination called “marriages” between people of the same gender. Additionally, men drunk with their own power, such as Elon Musk, who is no friend of the binding precepts of the Divine and Natural Laws, are using their billions to develop “artificial intelligence” to be implanted as chips into the brains of willing human subjects. As I have written about in the past, we are indeed on the cusp of the monsters of apocalypse.

None of this matters, of course, to the man in whose name was affixed to a book called The Art of the Deal, Donald John Trump.

Donald John Trump knows nothing about the Sovereignty of God over the sanctity and fecundity of Holy Matrimony. He was a longtime donor to Planned Parenthood and it was during the 2016 primary season that he said, “Planned Parenthood does good work.” He has used contraception throughout his adult life, been unfaithful to each of the three women to whom he has been “married,” and is still an unapologetic support of the lavender agenda with a few qualifications here and there. Yet it is that this man is seen as supreme of a “supreme pontiff,” if you will, by many Protestants, especially of the evangelical and fundamentalist variety, who use contraception themselves and are supporters of “exceptions” to the binding precepts of the Fifth Commandment’s proscription of the direct, intentional taking of innocent human life.

Most Protestants live their lives awash in sentimentality and emotionalism, and many in the camp of the false opposite of the naturalist “right” have latched onto Donald John Trump as a combination of secular savior and the latest coming of William Franklin Graham, Jr., who was himself a supporter of both contraception and said that the surgical execution of preborn children in the “hard cases” was morally justified (see Shed No Tears for the Fuller Brush Man). Those who project onto Trump some kind of salvific powers listen to him attentively, which is why his continued support for in vitro fertilization carries much weight.

It is now time to proceed to the next part of Pontius Trump’s April 8, 2024, announcement:

“Many people have asked me what my position is on abortion and abortion rights, especially since I was proudly the person responsible for the ending of something that all legal scholars, both sides, wanted and, in fact, demanded be ended: Roe v. Wade. They wanted it ended.”

Interjection Number Two:

This is rank positivism. That is, this is Donald John Trump’s effort to create a reality that does not exist as to assert that “legal scholars” on “both sides” wanted an end to the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade is factually false.

Good heavens, ladies and gentlemen, why in the world did lawyers for the Jackson Women’s Organization argue strenuously to preserve so-called “abortion rights” on December 1, 2021, in the case of Thomas Hobbs, Mississippi State Health Officer v. Jackson Women’s Organization?

Why did lawyers such as Supreme Court Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Stephen Breyer argue against the points made by Mississippi State Solicitor General Scott Stewart?

Why did numerous law professors, most notably Yale School of Law professor emeritus Lawrence Tribe, criticize the decision in the Hobbs case when an initial draft of it was leaked on May 1, 2022, fifty-four days before its official issuance?

To contend that “legal scholars” on “both sides” want to end Roe v. Wade is so phenomenally delusional as to bring into question Donald John Trump’s grasp of reality.

Oh, just by the way, Mister President, there is no such thing as “abortion rights” as there is no authentic right found in the nature of things to kill any innocent being. The use of such a phrase is asserts that mothers do have the nonexistent “right” to kill their babies according to the “will of the people.”

How about the will of God, Mister President?

How about the binding precepts of the Fifth Commandment, Mister President?

Back to the Trump announcement:

“It must be remembered that the Democrats are the radical ones on this position because they support abortion up to and even beyond the ninth month. The concept of having an abortion in the later months, and even execution after birth — and that’s exactly what it is. The baby is born, the baby is executed after birth — is unacceptable, and almost everyone agrees with that.”

Interjection Number Three:

Every abortion, including those inducted by abortifacient contraceptives (as the late Father Paul Marx, O.S.B., the founder of Human Life International and the Population Research Institute, said so many times throughout his priestly life, “Most contraceptives abort, and most contraceptives abort most of the time”), is an execution of an innocent human being. Although the civil law may make distinctions between the killing of a child before birth and thereafter, the moral crime is always the same: “Thou shalt not kill.”

The Democrats are indeed the “radicals” on the issue of chemical and surgical assassination of the innocent preborn. Conceded.

However, the deliberate, intentional killing of any innocent human being is a radical rebellion against the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law.

Moreover, those allied with Donald John Trump have called legislative efforts to restrict baby-killing to the sixth week after conception as “extreme,” and Trump himself has been conveying the impression that anyone who does not make “exceptions” to the inviolability of innocent human life is “extreme.”

The mere use of labels is meaningless and clouds the fact that the direct killing of a child either before or after birth is forbidden by the moral law no matter the circumstances of the child’s conception nor the medical condition of the child or his mother.

It is unfortunately time to return to the Trump’s absurd announcement:

“My view is now that we have abortion where everybody wanted it from a legal standpoint. The states will determine by vote or legislation or perhaps both, and whatever they decide must be the law of the land. In this case, the law of the state. Many states will be different. Many will have a different number of weeks or some will have more conservative than others, and that’s what they will be.”

Interjection Number Four:


The forty-fifth president of the United States of America is as hubristic as he is narcissistic.

If “abortion” is where everyone has “wanted it from a legal standpoint, Mister President, why are the likes Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., Kamala Harris, Charles Schumer, Merrick Garland, and countless other unreconstructed pro-aborts in the organized crime family of the false opposite of the naturalist “left” promising to get Congress to pass a law that would codify Roe v. Wade as the law of the land?

Although pro-aborts are very happy that things appear to be going their way in many state legislatures and have spent millions upon millions of dollars to force referenda onto ballots for the “people” to “decide” that which they have no authority from the true God of Divine Revelation to decide, namely, to “permit” the intention killing of innocent human beings under cover of the civil law, these pro-aborts are very dissatisfied that the Hobbs decision has permitted some states to revere to limit “access” to child-butchery, which is why they want a Federal solution.

All this having been noted, however, neither a federal law codifying baby-killing nor one restricting it would pass constitutional muster as the Supreme Court of the United States of America has already ruled in the Hobbs case that there is no “constitutionally guaranteed” right to kill babies found within the text of the Constitution of the United States of America. Both proposals are merely for public consumption during an election year, especially when one considers that neither stands any chance of being passed by Congress regardless of their inherent unconstitutionality.

The fault in sideshow lies squarely on the shoulders of Associate Justice Samuel L. Alito, who could have found that baby-killing is indeed proscribed constitutionally by the “no person shall be deprive of life, liberty, and property” provisions of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments but chose instead to contend that the Constitution is “silent” about baby-killing, thus throwing the matter back to the states where it began in the first place sixty years ago.

Putting aside all of Donald John Trump’s huffing and puffing, which treats informed pro-life citizens as dopes who need to be lectured by him about how to “solve” a problem that has arisen because of man’s arrogant rebellion against God Himself in the pursuit of carnal pleasure divorced from its natural end, his April 8, 2024, announcement was simply a reiteration of the Hobbs decision:

“At the end of the day this is all about the will of the people. You must follow your heart, or in many cases your religion or your faith. Do what’s right for your family and do what’s right for yourself, do what’s for your children, do what’s right for our country, and vote. So important to vote.”  (Read Trump abortion statement.)

What utter balderdash.

This is not “all about the will of the people.”

This is about accepting the will of God and obeying His Commandments.

Human beings are not morally free to act as though they have no obligation to live their lives in accord with the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law, but the fact that men such as Donald John Trump can say that people are “free” to do so by following their “heart, religion, or their faith” can do what is they believe is “right” for their family, themselves and their children by voting according to what their “heart” tells them to do is nothing other than the triumph of irrationality and absurdity as one of the many consequences of the Protestant Revolution against the Social Reign of Christ the King in the Sixteenth Century and the subsequent rise of a welter of naturalistic “philosophies” and ideologies.

There is one true religion, Catholicism. The adversary knows this, which is why he inspired the wretched likes of Martin Luther, John Calvin, Henry VIII, John Knox, John Wesley, et al. to rebel against the Divine Plan that God Himself had instituted to effect man’s return to Him through His Catholic Church, and it is why the adversary continues to whisper into the ears of prideful men whose shallowness is matched only by the ignorance of First and Last Things.

Some defenders of all things Trump might contend that the former president is doing this for “political reasons,” and to this I answer as follows: Somone who truly understands that baby-killing is evil and that the civil law can never concede the liceity of the killing of any innocent human being has the obligation to stand up for what he knows to be true and to run the risk of whatever loss he must suffer in this passing, mortal vale of tears for so doing.

Donald John Trump does not realize this, which is why he is essentially telling pro-life Americans, “Live with it, it’s either Biden or me. You have nowhere to go. Just live with it.”

No, we not just “live” with error and falsehood. We must combat error and falsehood with our prayers, good works, sacrifices and, when the condition arises, especially in the case of those of us who have some ability, not matter how poor, to advocate for the truth and explain how error and falsehood can never be the foundation of anything other than chaos, division, disorder, and violence.

We have not been baptized and confirmed to trim our sails for the sake of electoral expediency.

We have been baptized and confirmed to sanctify and to save our immortal souls as members of the Catholic Church and to give, as circumstances require of us, a visible public witness to the truth with the same apostolic courage that inspired the Apostles and the countless martyrs who have followed int their example to prefer death itself to even giving the appearance of concessions to that which is false.


As I have noted so many hundreds upon hundreds of times on this website—and long before that in my college classrooms, there is no salvation in politics and the more people who should know better keep making excuses for the so-called “lesser of two evils” is the more that the distinctions, if there ever existed any, between those supposedly “lesser evils” and “greater evils” become nonexistent. The blithe acceptance of the “lesser of two evils” winds up institutionalizing all evils incrementally over time and, given the pull of human sentimentality, that become impossible to use means merely human to reverse.

Donald John Trump is content to live with as much or as “little” baby-killing as the “people” “decide,” and he and his rarely seen third wife, Melania Knaus Trump, are very content not only to live with but to promote sodomy under cover of the civil law and all throughout the nooks and crannies of what passes for “popular culture”:

PALM BEACH, Florida (LifeSiteNews) — After an extended absence from public view, former First Lady Melania Trump is reportedly set to return to the campaign trail for her husband starting with a fundraiser for homosexual “conservative” group Log Cabin Republicans at her and husband Donald’s resort home of Mar-a-Lago.

Politico reports that it obtained an invitation to the event, billed as the beginning of LCR’s “Road to Victory” initiative targeting swing-state voters. 

“The host committee for the event includes Republican donors Saul Fox, Amanda Schumacher, Bill White, Bryan Eure and Richard Grenell, who had served as Trump’s ambassador to Germany and acting director of national intelligence,” the report says. “Also listed are Elizabeth Ailes, a former NBC News executive and the widow of the late Fox News chief executive officer Roger Ailes, and Deborah Magowan, the widow of the late San Francisco Giants owner Peter Magowan.”

The news puts to rest unsubstantiated rumors that Mrs. Trump was distancing herself from the former president’s 2024 campaign, while at the same time highlighting the Trumps’ support for aspects of the LGBT agenda, particularly homosexuality, despite effectively dominating the GOP and American conservative movement.

Log Cabin Republicans advocates for homosexual “marriage,” homosexual adoption – which has led to numerous cases of child sex abuse – a nationwide ban on so-called “conversion therapy,” and even forcing government-assisted adoption agencies to place children in same-sex households, among other things.

Trump has a mixed history on LGBT issues, starting with his status as a mainstream celebrity and conventional liberal New Yorker before his entry into Republican politics. In 2012, as the owner of the Miss Universe beauty pageant, Trump repeatedly endorsed the inclusion of “transgender women,” i.e. men, in competition with actual women, in the name of what the Trump organization called “modernized” rules at the time, eliciting praise from LGBT pressure group GLAAD.

While running for president in 2016, Trump criticized a North Carolina law banning male students from female restrooms and said anyone should be allowed to “use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate.” By the time he was in office, he flipped on the issue, rejecting Obama-era guidelines on the subject and announcing that the Department of Education would no longer indulge bathroom-related “discrimination” complaints.

supporter of same-sex “marriage,” Trump nominated a variety of pro-LGBT officials to various government posts and judicial vacancies and continued an Obama-era executive order on “gender identity nondiscrimination” and U.S. support for international recognition of homosexual relations at the United Nations Human Rights Council. His campaign actively courted LGBT-identifying voters with rainbow merchandise. (Melania Trump to host Mar-a-Lago fundraiser for pro-homosexual Log Cabin Republicans.)

Donald John Trump’s record is not as “mixed” as the ever-wishful writers at Lifesite News keep stating. It is perhaps redundant to do so, but here is a reminder for those who have forgotten, keeping in mind also that a few new readers do happen upon this site once in a solar eclipse:

We express our deepest sympathies to the victims, the wounded, and their families. We mourn as one people for our nation’s loss, and pledge our support to any and all who need it. I would like to ask now that we all observe a moment of silence for the victims of this attack.

Thank you. Our nation stands together in solidarity with the members of Orlando’s LGBT community. They have been through something that nobody could ever experience. This is a very dark moment in America’s history. A radical Islamic terrorist targeted the nightclub, not only because he wanted to kill Americans, but in order to execute gay and lesbian citizens, because of their sexual orientation.

It’s a strike at the heart and soul of who we are as a nation. It’s an assault on the ability of free people to live their lives, love who they want, and express their identity. It’s an attack on the right of every single American to live in peace and safety in their own country.  (Donald John Trump's Remark on the Orlando Shooting.)

Moreover, it must be mentioned that the man who believes in statist security measures that violate the privacy of innocent citizens and who believes that what is best for businesses will "make America great again" expressed has expressed his true beliefs about those steeped in perversity on a number of occasions.

All right, you asked for it:

Lesley Stahl: One of the groups that’s expressing fear are the LGBTQ group. You--

Donald Trump: And yet I mentioned them at the Republican National Convention. And--

Lesley Stahl: You did.

Donald Trump: Everybody said, “That was so great.” I have been, you know, I’ve been-a supporter.

Lesley Stahl: Well, I guess the issue for them is marriage equality. Do you support marriage equality?

Donald Trump: It-- it’s irrelevant because it was already settled. It’s law. It was settled in the Supreme Court. I mean it’s done.

Lesley Stahl: So even if you appoint a judge that--

Donald Trump: It’s done. It-- you have-- these cases have gone to the Supreme Court. They’ve been settled. And, I’m fine with that. (60 Minutes Interview With Donald Trump and Family.)

Please note that Donald John Trump is very sanguine about so-called “marriage equality,” calling himself a “supporter” of the “LGTBQ” agenda. A supporter, something that he indicated very clearly in his acceptance address at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday, July 21, 2016:

“49 wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by an Islamic terrorist. This time, the terrorist targeted LGBTQ community – no good and we're going to stop it.

As your President, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology – beleive me.” 

And as a Republican, it is so nice to hear you cheering for what I just said. Thank you. (Donald John Trump Acceptance Address, Republican National Convention, Cleveland, Ohio July 21, 2016.)

Donald John Trump considers that one can base his identity by his willful decision commit and to persist in the commission of sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance, a belief that he shares with many of the conciliar revolutionaries, including Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Victor Manuel Fernandez, who are otherwise at odds with the former president on almost every other issue.

No nation can ever be made “great” when its leaders promote sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance and as its people wantonly revel in those sins.

No nation can ever be made “great” when men of all estates blaspheme the Holy Name of Jesus, defame the Mother of God, dress indecently, speak profanely, sin against Holy Purity, waste their time on an endless variety of pleasures, vanities and other leisure activities, and to sin wantonly by overturning the Sovereignty of God over the sanctity and fecundity of marriage, killing the innocent preborn, whether by chemical or surgical means, execute anyone after birth under the myth of “brain death” and/or for an “insufficient” “quality of life.” There can never be any kind of justice in a world where men are personally unjust and promote sin, up to and including the sin of Sodom and all its related vices, under the cover of the civil law and celebrating it widely in every aspect of what passes for “popular culture.”

Even the anti-Catholic Russian Orthodox nationalist Dr. Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn pointed out the coarse nature of Western culture in his famous commencement address at Harvard University on June 8, 1978:

But should I be asked, instead, whether I would propose the West, such as it is today, as a model to my country, I would frankly have to answer negatively. No, I could not recommend your society as an ideal for the transformation of ours. Through deep suffering, people in our country have now achieved a spiritual development of such intensity that the Western system in its present state of spiritual exhaustion does not look attractive. Even those characteristics of your life which I have just enumerated are extremely saddening.

A fact which cannot be disputed is the weakening of human personality in the West while in the East it has become firmer and stronger. Six decades for our people and three decades for the people of Eastern Europe; during that time we have been through a spiritual training far in advance of Western experience. The complex and deadly crush of life has produced stronger, deeper, and more interesting personalities than those generated by standardized Western well-being. Therefore, if our society were to be transformed into yours, it would mean an improvement in certain aspects, but also a change for the worse on some particularly significant points. Of course, a society cannot remain in an abyss of lawlessness, as is the case in our country. But it is also demeaning for it to stay on such a soulless and smooth plane of legalism, as is the case in yours. After the suffering of decades of violence and oppression, the human soul longs for things higher, warmer, and purer than those offered by today’s mass living habits, introduced as by a calling card by the revolting invasion of commercial advertising, by TV stupor, and by intolerable music.

All this is visible to numerous observers from all the worlds of our planet. The Western way of life is less and less likely to become the leading model.

There are telltale symptoms by which history gives warning to a threatened or perishing society. Such are, for instance, a decline of the arts or a lack of great statesmen. Indeed, sometimes the warnings are quite explicit and concrete. The center of your democracy and of your culture is left without electric power for a few hours only, and all of a sudden crowds of American citizens start looting and creating havoc. The smooth surface film must be very thin, then, the social system quite unstable and unhealthy.

But the fight for our planet, physical and spiritual, a fight of cosmic proportions, is not a vague matter of the future; it has already started. The forces of Evil have begun their decisive offensive. You can feel their pressure, yet your screens and publications are full of prescribed smiles and raised glasses. What is the joy about? (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Center — A World Split Apart.)

As Father Francis Xavier Weninger, S.J., noted in Protestantism and Infidelity, infidelity is the logical consequence of Protestantism, which is not Christianity in any manner as it rejects the Catholic Church, her infallible teaching authority, her sacramental helps and her authority to call them to correct and substitutes individualism and egalitarianism as the basis of “personal belief,” and infidelity is the  path to the barbarism that is awash in every “developed” nation of the world, including, of course, the United States of America:

Here, dear friends and fellow-citizens, I conclude this appeal. You have no choice except THE CATHOLIC CHURCH—OR DESPAIR.

Every one who has read these pages without prejudice, must have understood clearly, that Protestantism, in its tendency, leads to Distress and Despair; that in its principle it involves absurdity; that in its prejudices is founded on calumny; that in its last consequences it implies self-contradiction, and that in every point of view, it is a Religion at war with the human heart and intellect, and with human society.

The history of Protestantism confirms all I have advanced. Protestantism began by introducing discord and division among the brethren; it has continued its work of division in its own bosom; religious animosity and hostile doctrines divide its sects; its work of division is forever progressing.

Luther, Calvin, and their adherents would have done well to amend their own lives; the faults which they had observed in individuals could not justify the rash and violent introduction of discord and hatred among millions of brethren.

The condition of the whole world would be far better than it is, if all Christian nations were still united in the same faith. No one can calculate the amount of misery and bloodshed that would have been avoided, if England, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Prussia, and Russia had remained Catholic. If all these powers, instead of being actuated by religious jealousness, had united their efforts to convert idolatrous nations, particularly in Asia, there is but little doubt that with the Divine assistance, they would have succeeded that glorious undertaking.

A time will come when all our separated brethren will return to Catholic unity. “They shall be made one fold and one shepherd.” Happy the time when the Christian world shall then witness their return. The Te Deum which will be intoned by the Sovereign Pontiff as Head of the Church, will be the most glorious ever intoned by the Vicar of Christ. (Father Francis X. Weninger, S.J., Protestantism and Infidelity: An Appeal to Candid Americans, Seventh Edition, New York: Sadlier & Company, 164 William Street. Cincinnati: John P. Walsh, 170 Sycamore Street, 1863.)

Obviously what Father Weninger wrote about Protestantism is pertinent also the false religion that is conciliarism and from which every Catholic of good will must flee as it is impossible “to work for reform within” something that is corrupt, impure ,and heretical of its nature, but that is a subject that will be left for another time. The counterfeit church of conciliarism is corrupt. The Catholic Church is the spotless, virginal mystical bride of her Divine Founder, Invisible Head and Mystical Bridegroom, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and it is ontologically impossible for her to be touched by error, no less heresy and sacrilege. Individual Catholics are in need of reform. Holy Mother Church herself is irreformable.

Father Weninger’s exhortation to Protestants was not without precedent here in the United States of America as Orestes Brown explained the same points in a slightly different manner in 1848 in Brownson’s Quarterly Review:

But what religion? It must be a religion which is above the people and controls them, or it will not answer the purpose. If it depends on the people, if the people are to take care of it, to say what it shall be, what it shall teach, what it shall command, what worship or discipline it shall insist on being observed, we are back in our old difficulty. The people take care of religion; but who or what is to take care of the people? We repeat, then, what religion? IT cannot be Protestantism, in all or any of its forms; for Protestantism assumes as its point of departure that Almighty God has indeed given us a religion, but has given it to us not to take care of us, but to be taken care of by us. It makes religion the ward of the people; assumes it to be sent on earth a lone and helpless orphan, to be taken in by the people, who are to serve as its nurse. 

We do not pretend that Protestants say this in just so many words; but this, under the present point of view, is their distinguishing characteristic. What was the assumption of the Reformer? Was it not that Almighty God has failed to take care of his Church, that he had suffered it to become exceedingly corrupt and corrupting, so much as to have become a very Babylon, and to have ceased to be his Church? Was it not for this reason that they turned reformers, separated themselves from what had been the Church, and attempted, with such materials as they could command, to reconstruct the Church on its primitive foundation, and after the primitive model? Is not this what they tell us? But if they had believed the Son of Man came to minister and not to be ministered unto, that Almighty God had instituted his religion for the spiritual government of men, and charge himself with the care and maintenance of it, would they ever have dared to take upon themselves the work of reforming it? Would they ever have fancied that either religion or the Church could ever need reforming, or, if so, that it could ever be done by human agency? Of course not. They would have taken religion as preserved by the church as the standard, submitted to it as the law, and confined themselves to the duty of obedience. It is evident, therefore, from the fact of their assuming to be reformers that they, consciously or unconsciously, regarded religion as committed to their care, or abandoned to their protection. They were, at least, its guardians, and were to govern it, instead of being governed by it. 

The first stage of Protestantism was to place religion under the charge of the civil government. The Church was condemned, among other reasons, for the control it exercised over princes and nobles, that is, over the temporal power; and the first effect of Protestantism was to emancipate the government from this control, or, in other words, to free the government from the restraints of religion, and to bring religion in subjection to the temporal authority. The prince, by rejecting the authority of the Church, won for himself the power to determine the faith of his subjects, to appoint its teachers, and to remove them whenever they should teach what he disapproved, or whenever they should cross his ambition, defeat his oppressive policy, or interfere with his pleasures. Thus was it and still is it with the Protestant princes in Germany, with the temporal authority in Denmark, Sweden, England, Russia, - in this respect also Protestant, - and originally was it the same in this country. The supreme civil magistrate make himself sovereign pontiff, and religion and the Church, if disobedient to his will, are to be turned out of house and home, or dragooned into submission. Now, if we adopt this view, and subject religion to the civil government, it will not answer our purpose. We want religion, as we have seen, to control the people, and through its spiritual governance to cause them to give the temporal government always a wise and just direction. But, if the government control the religion, it can exercise no control over the sovereign people, for they control the government. Through the government the people take care of religion, but who or what takes care of the people! This would leave the people ultimate, and we have no security unless we have something more ultimate than they, something which they cannot control, but which they must obey

The second stage in Protestantism is to reject, in matters of religion, the authority of the temporal government, and to subject religion to the control of the faithful. This is the full recognition in matters of religion of the democratic principle. The people determine their faith and worship, select, sustain, or dismiss their own religious teachers. They who are to be taught judge him who is to teach, and say whether he teaches them truth or falsehood, wholesome doctrine or unwholesome. The patient directs the physician what to prescribe. This is the theory adopted by Protestants generally in this country. The congregation select their own teacher, unless it be among the Methodists, and to them the pastor is responsible. If he teaches to suit them, well and good; if he crosses none of their wishes, enlarges their numbers, and thus lightens their taxes and gratifies their pride of sect, also well and good; if not, he must seek a flock to feed somewhere else. 

But this view will no more answer our purpose than the former; for it places religion under the control of the people, and therefore in the same category with the government itself. The people take care of religion, but who takes care of the people

The third and last stage of Protestantism is Individualism. This leaves religion entirely to the control of the individual, who selects his own creed, or makes a creed to suit himself, devises his own worship and discipline, and submits to no restraints but such as are self-imposed. This makes a man’s religion the effect of his virtue and intelligence, and denies it all power to augment or to direct them. So this will not answer. The individual takes care of his religion, but who or what takes care of the individual? The state? But who takes care of the state? The people? But who takes care of the people? Our old difficulty again

It is evident from these considerations, that Protestantism is not and cannot be the religion to sustain democracy; because, take it which stage you will, it, like democracy itself, is subject to the control of the people, and must command and teach what they say, and of course must follow, instead of controlling, their passions, interest, and caprices. (Orestes Brownson, Catholicity Necessary to Sustain Popular LibertyBrownson’s Quarterly Review, October, 1845.)

Herein, therefore, rests the very precise answers about the inevitable rise of the national security state and its allies in Big Tech, Big Pharma, Big Medicine, Big Media, Big Banks, Big Agriculture, and the global new world order. The answer is simple: those who reject the teaching of the authority of Holy Mother Church must arrogate unto themselves that which belongs to God alone, the power over life and death.
It is that simple.


X. We Must Reform Our Lives

Men cannot live their lives without submitting themselves to the infallible teaching authority of the Catholic Church in a spirit of humility and docility and, concomitantly, persist in committing what are serious sins in the objective order of things and expect to enjoy social order, economic prosperity and peace within and among nations. Men who are in open rebellion against the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as they have been entrusted to the infallible teaching authority of Holy Mother Church but are eager to render under the civil state the sort of meek submissiveness that is owed to Christ the King and His true Church will find that their Faustian bargain for their “health” and “safety” comes with the price of being reduce to mere creatures of the state who have no “rights” or individual identities that cannot be stripped away by the mere fiats of civil potentates.

Men must reform their lives.

In other words, men must stop sinning, and our civil leaders have an obligation to lead the way in this regard by organizing and then participating in public processions of reparation in honor of Our Lady as they themselves exhort their fellow citizens to pray the Holy Rosary and live as befits redeemed creatures, not as hedonistic beasts who live to enjoy an unlimited number of pleasures in a world based on sense pleasure and not the honor and glory of the Most Holy Trinity.

Most men alive today, whether in or out of public office, do not understand the following quotation from Silvio Cardinal Antoniano that is contained in Pope Pius XI in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929:

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.)

God the Holy Ghost saw fit to instruct us in Sacred Scripture, including in the passage from the Book of Proverbs:

[34] Justice exalteth a nation: but sin maketh nations miserable. (Proverbs 14: 34.)

Christ the King will not be mocked. He will suffer the sins of men so that they and their nations might be brought to repentance. He is not, however, indifferent that which Him to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross, sin, and that wounds the Church Militant on earth and impedes the pursuit of the true common temporal good of men and their nations.

As Pope Pius XI noted in Casti Connubii, December 31, 1929:

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

Countless millions of blasphemies and sacrileges continue to be committed every minute of the day as thoughtless people who have lived their entire lives in a culture of infidelity break the First and Second Commandments.

Banks, financial institutions, and commercial retailers continue to charge usurious interest rates to their customers who need to finance the purchase of motor vehicles and major appliances.

The wages of day laborers are withheld, and excessive rates of taxation make it difficult for hard-working people to pay their bills and to feed their families.

Millions upon millions of people use contraception of one means of another to frustrate the natural end of Holy Matrimony and many others use the lie of “natural family planning” to deny the Sovereignty of God over the sanctity and fecundity of married life.

Unnatural and perverse abominations in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments have received the sanction of the civil law and are celebrated throughout what passes for “popular culture.”

Ideology and junk science, including the lie of biological evolutionism, which itself is an ideology, places itself above the Sacred Deposit of Faith and demands a religious adherence to its false tenets lest the self-anointed high priests and priestesses of law, politics, government bureaucrats, members of the commentariat class, entertainers, “social justice/cancel” advocates or professional educators take offense and threaten to punish heretics. The very people who deny the existence objective truths, whether supernaturally revealed (the Order of Redemption) or existing in the Order of Creation (Nature) and denigrate the existence of any single source to serve as the infallible and authoritative teacher of those truths consider their subjective ideological predilections and pseudo-scientific studies to be beyond any questioning as they consider themselves to be infallible and invincible. Anyone else is a "bigoted hater" and/or a "denier" of myths that they have manufactured for purposes of their own financial gain and control over us all.

To be sure, the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is ever merciful as It is an infinite fount of love and tenderness to us erring creatures. However, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ wants sinners to turn unto Him and to reform their lives in cooperation with the ineffable graces He won for us by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.

Men who choose to remain steadfastly in their sins must be chastised and called to correction, and while this is an exercise of Divine justice it is also an exercise of Divine mercy as Our Lord seeks to exhort the lost sheep to follow Him, Our Good Shepherd, into the pastures of eternal life.

God's chastisement is a sign of His ineffable love for us. He wants us with Him for all eternity in Heaven. We cannot get there, however, if we are not willing to accept His discipline and His punishment so that we can be purified of the stain of our own sins and thus be better able to plant seeds for the restoration of the Church Militant on earth and of Christendom in the midst of the world. We must never lose sight of these words which the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, inspired Saint Paul the Apostle to write:

And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us: Looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, who having joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and now sitteth on the right hand of the throne of God. For think diligently upon him that endured such opposition from sinners against himself; that you be not wearied, fainting in your minds. For you have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin: And you have forgotten the consolation, which speaketh to you, as unto children, saying: My son, neglect not the discipline of the Lord; neither be thou wearied whilst thou art rebuked by him.

For whom the Lord loveth, he chastiseth; and he scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. Persevere under discipline. God dealeth with you as with his sons; for what son is there, whom the father doth not correct? But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are made partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons. Moreover we have had fathers of our flesh, for instructors, and we reverenced them: shall we not much more obey the Father of spirits, and live? And they indeed for a few days, according to their own pleasure, instructed us: but he, for our profit, that we might receive his sanctification.

Now all chastisement for the present indeed seemeth not to bring with it joy, but sorrow: but afterwards it will yield, to them that are exercised by it, the most peaceable fruit of justice. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, And make straight steps with your feet: that no one, halting, may go out of the way; but rather be healed. Follow peace with all men, and holiness: without which no man shall see God. Looking diligently, lest any man be wanting to the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up do hinder, and by it many be defiled. (Hebrews 12: 1-15.) 

It is not only for the sins of our nation throughout its sordid history of exporting evils throughout the world that we are being chastised at this time. We are being chastised for our own sins, our lack of fidelity to the truths of the Catholic Faith by our placing trust in everything but the totality of that Faith as the foundation of personal and social order. There has been so much short-sighted emphasis on attempting to "retard evils" by naturalistic means that we have lost sight of the fact that evil has been advancing exponentially no matter who serves in the White House. No matter whether at a slower or more rapid rate, evil gets more and more institutionalized, and the current president has done much to advance the agenda of sodomite collective. This is no way to call down upon us the favors and blessings of the good God.

Dr. Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn commented in his 1978 commencement address at Harvard University cited earlier in this commentary on the human tendency, both in the West and in the Soviet-dominated East, to rely upon politics and social reform as the means to "resolve" the problems caused by the sin of men:

We have placed too much hope in political and social reforms, only to find out that we were being deprived of our most precious possession: our spiritual life. In the East, it is destroyed by the dealings and machinations of the ruling party. In the West, commercial interests tend to suffocate it. This is the real crisis. The split in the world is less terrible than the similarity of the disease plaguing its main sections.

If humanism were right in declaring that man is born to be happy, he would not be born to die. Since his body is doomed to die, his task on earth evidently must be of a more spiritual nature. It cannot unrestrained enjoyment of everyday life. It cannot be the search for the best ways to obtain material goods and then cheerfully get the most out of them. It has to be the fulfillment of a permanent, earnest duty so that one's life journey may become an experience of moral growth, so that one may leave life a better human being than one started it. It is imperative to review the table of widespread human values. Its present incorrectness is astounding. It is not possible that assessment of the President's performance be reduced to the question of how much money one makes or of unlimited availability of gasoline. Only voluntary, inspired self-restraint can raise man above the world stream of materialism.

It would be retrogression to attach oneself today to the ossified formulas of the Enlightenment. Social dogmatism leaves us completely helpless in front of the trials of our times. (Solzhenitsyn's Harvard Address, June 8, 1978 ) 

We have been thinking for far too long in naturalistic terms without realizing that we must be unapologetically Catholic at all times and in all places without any equivocation whatsoever. The false premises of the Modern civil state have influenced us so insidiously and so subtly that we are even unwilling to consider for a moment all of the empirical evidence proving that no evils have been retarded as a result of our Judeo-Masonic electoral process wherein we are expected to disregard one candidate's support for grave evils to defeat another candidate who is said to support those evils to a greater degree, thereby fulfilling Pope Leo XIII's prophetic warning in Libertas Praestantissimum, June 20, 1888, about what happens to a society when it gets used to the toleration of more and more evils over time:

But, to judge aright, we must acknowledge that, the more a State is driven to tolerate evil, the further is it from perfection; and that the tolerance of evil which is dictated by political prudence should be strictly confined to the limits which its justifying cause, the public welfare, requiresWherefore, if such tolerance would be injurious to the public welfare, and entail greater evils on the State, it would not be lawful; for in such case the motive of good is wanting. And although in the extraordinary condition of these times the Church usually acquiesces in certain modern liberties, not because she prefers them in themselves, but because she judges it expedient to permit them, she would in happier times exercise her own liberty; and, by persuasion, exhortation, and entreaty would endeavor, as she is bound, to fulfill the duty assigned to her by God of providing for the eternal salvation of mankind. One thing, however, remains always true -- that the liberty which is claimed for all to do all things is not, as We have often said, of itself desirable, inasmuch as it is contrary to reason that error and truth should have equal rights. (Pope Leo XIII, Libertas Praestantissimum, June 20, 1888.) 

Pope Leo XIII exhorted us two years later, in Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890, to proclaim the Catholic Faith unapologetically, something that so many Catholics across the ecclesiastical divide believe is neither advisable or necessary, thereby denying the efficacy of the graces won for us by the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, the Mediatrix of All Graces, to provide us with all of the helps necessary to be as courageous as were the Apostles themselves:

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

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

We deserve chastisement not only for our sins but for our failure to profess "openly and unflinchingly the Catholic doctrine, and in propagating it to the utmost of our power," being willing to accept crumbs from careerist politicians while turning a blind eye and a deaf eye to the evils they support as a matter of principle and as the basis of public policy. Oh, yes, we, each of us, deserves the chastisement that is upon us as we have been enslave and monitored by mere mortals who act as though they have divine powers but who are nothing other than minions of Antichrist who are headed to eternal perdition if they do not reform their lives.

Father Frederick Faber described the situation of the modern world by explaining how the passage of the life of the Church Militant on earth is summarized in a Corpus Christi procession:

I said that Corpus Christi was naturally a day of processions. Now the whole history of the Church may be viewed as in itself a vast and various procession, seen under all the vicissitudes of war, as a caravan of pilgrim soldiers fighting their way from east to west. Now it is in little straggling bands with the apostles on the Roman Roads, or now encamped with the obscure Proselytes of the Gate round the Jewish Synagogues in the Roman Provinces. Here we behold it, an army of martyrs, with the pontiff at its head in the dim chambers of the Catacombs; there it is out before the world's eyes, all gleaming and glancing with the ensigns of imperial favour and command. One while it is pushing its way across the desert to reach the unevangelized nations; another while it is curbing the inundations of the whole barbarian north. Now it has absorbed the whole civilized world into itself and in its mediaeval splendours; and again it is mingled through the crowd of base literatures, of wicked philosophies, of corrupted civilizations, and of debased diplomacies, never lost to the eye, always cognizable, always suffering, always royal always unlike anything else in the world, like the children of Israel in the Red Sea when the solid waters stood up as a wall on their right hand and on their left.

The procession of the Blessed Sacrament is a compendium of Church History. It is a disclosure of the mind of the Church in all the vicissitudes of her warlike pilgrimage. It makes us feel as past ages have felt and as generations will feel in times to come. It gives us a taste of her supernatural disposition, and helps powerfully to form the same disposition within ourselves. It is not the triumph of the Church because she has finally destroyed her enemies and is victorious. Every day is only bringing new enmities to view, and unmasking false friends. The whole of the extraordinary versatility of human wickedness is simply at work to harass and exhaust the Church by the multiplicity and unexpectedness of its attacks. The empire of the demons abounds in fearful intelligence, backed by no less fearful power, and the Church has to prove it all. There is not a change in the world's destinies which is not a fresh trial for the Church. There is not a new philosophy or a freshly-named science, but what deems, in the ignorance of its raw beginnings, that it will either explode the Church as false, or set her aside as doting. There is no new luxury of our modern capitals, but the devil or the world enter into it with a mysterious possession, in order to make a charm of it against the Church and her mission to the souls of men. Heresy can be pious, reverent, philanthropic, a zealot for public morals, patriotic, liberal, conceding, if so only the Church can be wounded by the stratagem. No! it would be premature indeed if at this day the Church should sing her paean because she has finally destroyed her enemies and is victorious.

Neither is the feast of the Blessed Sacrament a triumph because she is at peace. She never gets beyond a truce, and it is seldom enough that she ever has so much as that. She can never be at peace until the day of doom, nor while there is yet a soul, that is not already reprobate, left unsaved. Her very alliances must needs be full of suspicions from long experience, and in reality they are rather fresh anxieties than permissions for repose. She has often been in alliance with the governments of the world, and thereby has many a soul been saved that would have been lost. But such alliances cost her the blood of martyrs and the toilsome sweat of popes, and at the best she can live in them only as the timid deer in the forest whose every echo is ringing with the hunter's horn. She is less at her ease in a Concordat than in a Catacomb. So with educational and reformatory movements; so with legal efforts for political liberties; so with philosophical and scientific leagues; so even with the graceful enervations of beautiful and refining art. She has her place in all these things, because she has a mission to them all; but she does not, may not, dwell with them in peace.

Neither does she triumph because heresy is stifled all over the earth. For new heresies wax while old ones wane; and each schism as it decays is the fruitful parent of many more. In truth heresies are a condition of her life, and the unwitting cause of nearly all the intellectual magnificence of her dogmatic teaching. Nevertheless it is doubtless a pleasure and a triumph to her children to see how year after year various heresies seem to shed their Christian elements, and to work their way with a blind fatality outside the ring of revealed truth altogether. There is not perhaps a single year in England which does not see some section of protestant opinion repudiate its own starting point and anathematize its own first principles, and so either lose its hold on earnest minds, or drop with indifferent minds into the growing gulf of simple weary unbelief. An Englishman should be the last person in the world to deem the Church was triumphing because heresy is extinct.

Neither again is she triumphing because she has outlived so many foes who at one time seemed to be actual conquerors: though this phenomenon must be a daily subject for her devout thanksgiving and renewed confidence in God. The turbid flood of protestantism, daily subsiding and leaving waste tracks of dismal mud, behind, never covered the earth so dreadfully as Arianism in the early centuries; and as the one passed, so will the other. Protestant prophecies are coming untrue, and making their rash author a laughing-stock year after year. Date after date of the infallible destruction of the Papacy passes on with the harmless course of the four grateful seasons, and the calendar of heretical prophecy is left disdainfully, cruelly unfulfilled; and they will figure in the half antiquarian novels of our posterity as the vagaries of the Rosicrucians, and the sabbaths of the Lancashire witches do in ours, emblems and monuments of the undignified weaknesses of the human mind. Still souls are lost meanwhile, and the Christian eye is fixed far more on that lamentable fact than on the successive extinction of her foes, which it is as natural and common-place a thing for her to expect as that the sun shall rise, or the harvest, plentiful or scarce, shall come in its appointed season.

Neither does she triumph because the Blessed Sacrament is to her a foretaste of the joys of heaven and of its eternal satisfactions. Men do not triumph in anticipations, and the feast of victory must be something more than the pleasure ardour of desire. Nay, truly, if I shall not seem to be uttering a conceit, I will say that this one day is the only day in the year in which she does not seem to think of heaven; rather, she acts as if it had come to her, and she needed not to go to it. And this brings me at once to the real cause of her spiritual triumph. It is because she has Jesus Himself with her, the Living God, in the Blessed Sacrament. It is no commemoration of Him; it is Himself. It is no part of the mystery of the Incarnation; it is the whole mystery, and the Incarnate One Himself. It is not simply a means of grace; it is the Divine Fountain of Grace Himself. It is not merely a help to glory; it is the glorified Redeemer Himself, the owner and the source of all glory. The Blessed Sacrament is God in His mysterious, miraculous veils. It is this real presence of God which makes Catholicism a religion quite distinct from any of the so-called forms of Christianity. It is this possession of her God which is of necessity the lifelong triumph of the Church. Nothing short of this could be a a real or sufficient triumph to the Bride of Christ. (Father Frederick Faber, The Blessed Sacrament, written in 1854, republished by TAN Books and Publishers in 1978, pp. 20-23.) 

There are still places in the Catholic catacombs that have God Himself in the Most Blessed Sacrament in these days of apostasy and betrayal and persecution.

Why do we fear a little chastisement?

We have His Most Blessed Mother, who has given us numerous aids (the Brown Scapular, the Holy Rosary, the Miraculous Medal, the Green Scapular) for our sanctification and salvation.

Why do we fear a little chastisement?

Why do we fear a big chastisement?

Why do we fear at all?

Suffering is indeed the path to triumph for all eternity in Heaven.

Can't we be generous in offering up the difficulties of the present moment to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permit and as we spend time with Our Beloved where He can be found in those Catholic venues served by true bishops and true priests who make no concessions to conciliarism or its wolves in shepherds' clothing?

The fear engendered by naturalism and its high priests and priestesses will dissipate the more that we envelop ourselves in the things of eternity and seek to make reparation for our own sins and for those of the whole world.

Yes, chastisement is to be embraced and for which we should be most grateful.

The chastisement of the moment is being sent to us in large part to help us find our way out of the straitjacket that is the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic lie of naturalism. I know that I have no hope of saving my immortal soul, stained with so many sins over the course of my lifetime, absent the rod of correction which God uses to beat me down into dust and to humiliate me for my stubborn refusal to give my whole heart and soul to Him at all times.

We should be grateful for being permitted to live in these challenging times so that the chastisements of the moment may help us to make reparation for our sins as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary so that we will be better able to think, to speak and to act as Catholics at all times as we seek to discharge the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.

In other words, we must be prepared at all times to suffer and die, being ever ready to accept with resignation the sort of death and all of the pains accompanying that God has fashioned for us to undergo before we meet Him face to face at the terrible moment of the Particular Judgment. We do not know the day or the hour when Our Lord will come for us. We must stand fast for Christ the King and His true Church no matter the consequences that will befall use, mindful Our Divne King’s words as follow:

[28] And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10: 28.)

The United States of America was placed under the patronage of Our Lady under the title of her Immaculate Conception in 1846, sixteen years after the apparitions of Our Lady to Saint Catherine Laboure and eight years before the solemn proclamation of the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception by Pope Pius IX. Our Lady, who was conceived without any stain of Original or Actual Sin, is indeed here to help us in this land of one "accepted" evil after another. We simply need to be heroic in spreading devotion to her so that all men and women will be converted to the true Faith as the fruit of the triumph of her Fatima Message.

We need to pray that all men in this country and around the world will yoke themselves to her Immaculate Heart by means of Total Consecration according to the formula of Saint Louis de Montfort. There will be no talk of "rock music" or indecency or immodesty or marijuana or "gay marriage" or the surgical and chemical assassination of innocent preborn children. We would never want to grieve Our Blessed Mother's Immaculate Heart again by means of our sins and by means of being indifferent to the protection of sin in the civil law and its promotion and spread in the popular culture.

As we pray this day for the conversion of our nation to the true Faith, may we never be tempted to accept yesterday's evils as today's "norms." May we pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit, giving Our Lady whatever merits we earn by our prayers and sufferings and indulgenced acts and worthy receptions of her Divine Son in Holy Communion so that we can plant a few seeds for the birth of true liberty in the United States of America, the liberty that comes only from the work of Redemption wrought for us by her Divine Son on the wood of the Holy Cross in which she participated fully as our Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate.

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!

Viva Cristo Rey! 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, 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.