Sober Up, part one

All right.


Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is gone.

Stop the partying, though.

Sober up.

This is not the first time that she went away.

Let me take you into the Droleskey Wayback Machine to the year 2008 when all manner of “conservatives,” including many Catholics, were ecstatic that she had lost the Democratic Party presidential nomination to her colleague at the time, United States Senator Barack Hussein Obama (D-PRI—People’s Republic of Illinois) to remind you of all of the “relief” that was expressed at that time:

As I have noted in many other commentaries on this site throughout the course of this year, especially in When Lesser is Greater. America's concentration camps (public schools) are producing hordes of barbarians immersed in all of the naturalistic ideologies of the moment. Many of the Catholic schools now in conciliar captivity are doing pretty much the same thing (look how many "Catholics" continue to support the presidential candidacy of the presumptive Democrat Party nominee, Senator Barack Obama, and how many supported--and are disappointed by the defeat of--Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for proof of this point). Those who are prone to think that "things" will get better by means of the electoral process do not realize that the electorate in the United States of America is tilting ever more in the direction of the "leftist" bent of naturalism as opposed to the "rightist" bent of naturalism, both of which are but false "opposites" of the same diabolical coin that is minted in Hell and provides no place for the honoring the true God as He has revealed Himself through His true Church, less place still to give public honor to His Most Blessed Mother by means of Rosary Processions and pilgrimages.

Yes, one devil is about to leave the Democrat Party presidential race, although she is going kicking and screaming after still holding out hope that there was some way for her to get rewarded for all of those years she stood by her husband's side as she, the candidate of "women," trashed the very women who he had manipulated for his own purposes time and time again with utter impunity and without, of course, seeking out the Absolution that could be his at the hands of a true priest in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance. United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York, is through, at least for the year 2008, and quite possibly forever as a presidential candidate if her former rival, United States Senator Barack Obama, D-Illinois, wins the Presidency of the United States of America against Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, in one hundred fifty-one days from now. The scheming politico who came to national prominence solely on her adulterer husband's coattails—and been at the epicenter of one scandal and abuse of power after another (Watergate, Travelgate, Chinagate, the billing records from the Rose Law Firm that just "happened" to wind up in the reading room of the second floor of the White House)—has lost her bid for the only thing that has ever mattered to her: the political power that she could have exercised as the first female President of the United States of America.

The defeat of Hillary Rodham Clinton, however, is no cause for rejoicing.

A new devil, one far more dangerous that she ever was or ever will be, has emerged in the form of Barack Hussein Obama. Obama's supposedly "lofty" naturalistic rhetoric masks his Communist background. (See: Barack Obama's Communist connections and Moscow endorses Obama as US President; Russian Foreign Ministry official, former Soviet apparatchik articulates Kremlin line. Yes, Our Lady really, really meant that Russia would spread its errors if the proper consecration of Russia to her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart was not done, which is why there is no greater triumph, albeit temporary, for the devil than to delay this consecration by means of false "popes" and false "bishops" who believe in the "civilization of love," not in the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.)

Obama is just as militantly in favor of unrestricted baby-killing as is Hillary Rodham Clinton. He has demonstrated himself to be willing to pay his obeisance before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He is vague about his naturalistic"ideas" because his true agenda involves a massive increase in the power exercised by the Federal government of the United States of America, and most likely a government-imposed crackdown on those deemed guilty of fomenting "hate speech," namely, those of us who oppose baby-killing and the agenda of those committed to unrepentant sins of perversity against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments. Oh, believe me, many of our fellow citizens will rejoice when such a crackdown occurs.

The political climate at present favors the election of the newest naturalist devil of the false opposite of the "left." President George Walker Bush has bankrupted the treasury of the United States of America on an unjust, immoral war that was based on misrepresented intelligence "facts" and designed to do the bidding of Israel in creating a series of "democratic" states in the Mohammedan world. Bush has violated legitimate liberties of citizens to increase the power of the Federal government of the United States of America even on matters of domestic policies that make Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson and even William Jefferson Blythe Clinton each seem like advocates of limited government. Bush has a presidential approval rating of just twenty-five percent according to a survey conducted by CBS News and The New York Times between May 30, 2008, and June 3, 2008, just one percentage point above that of then President Richard Milhous Nixon's when his resignation from the Presidency of the United States of America (announced on Thursday, August 8, 1974, preempting Ironside in the process, as he had done six years before on the same date when delivering his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida) became effective at noon, Eastern Daylight Saving Time, on Friday, August 9, 1974. The election is Obama's to lose.

The new naturalist devil of the "left" will get a lot of help from his Republican opponent Senator John McCain, a naturalist of no particular ideological bent who believes in absolutely nothing and is able to read a prepared speech only slightly better than the hapless septuagenarian who gave then President Bill Clinton a easy ride to a second term in 1996, the hapless, mercurial, inarticulate thirty-third degree Mason named Robert Joseph Dole, Jr., the former Majority Leader of the United States Senate. McCain stands a chance of winning this year for two reasons: (1) some voters will be reluctant to vote for Obama on the basis of his mixed-race background; and (2) Obama is vulnerable on the naturalistic grounds of what is considered to be "national defense" as he is not committed to the global "War on Terror" which McCain, although he has tried to distance himself from the current President Bush, supports and believes is the path by which the United States of America can remain "secure" against "radical Islam." (Neither Obama or McCain would dare admit that Mohammedanism in and of itself is violent and that its not-so-holy book, the Koran, preaches violence against "infidels" such as us.)

Lost on both the new leftist devil and the old Republican agent of the devil's naturalism will be the simple truth that no nation can ever make itself secure from attacks, whether they come from international terrorists or from Russia or China, from abroad as it makes warfare upon the innocent preborn on a daily basis. Never lose sight of the fact, ladies and gentlemen, that over four thousand innocent human beings are butchered in their mothers' wombs by means of surgical abortions every day. Thousands more die as a result of chemical abortifacients. Both Obama and McCain support surgical baby-killing, differing only on the extent to which they believe babies should be killed (Obama with no restrictions, McCain believing that babies can be sliced and diced under cover of law in the "hard" cases).

Both Obama and McCain support chemical abortifacients under cover of law. Neither Obama or McCain will seek to reverse the United States Food and Drug Administration's September, 2000, decision to permit the marketing of the human pesticide, RU-486, that has remained perfectly "legal" during the eighty-nine months, seventeen days of the "pro-life" administration of George Walker Bush. Neither will reverse the Food and Drug Administration's August 24, 2006, decision to permit the "behind the counter" sales of the "Plan B" "emergency contraceptive," approved during that wonderful "pro-life" George W. Bush's term. Nations that permit various evils under cover of law will reap the sorry consequences of their own defiance of the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law. No amount of "strategy" and no use of military force will keep a nation safe that defies God's laws and puts the innocent at risk while offending Him and undermining the eternal good of souls--and thus of the common temporal good--in the process.

Once again, for those who are "worried" about who gets elected and believe that we must settled for the "lesser of two evils," I propose yet again for those interested in a sober dose of Catholic reality that our steady acceptance of the so-called "lesser of two evils" in the past fifty years has only increased our toleration for what constitutes the so-called "lesser evil." In actual truth, you see, there is no distinction between the "greater" and "lesser" evils as all manner of evils are protected under cover of civil law and promoted in every aspect of popular culture, which is the essential point that I made nearly five months ago in When Lesser is Greater.

Pope Leo XIII, writing in Libertas, June 20, 1888, put the matter this way:

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, requires. Wherefore, 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.

How much evil is the United States of America not simply "tolerating" but promoting actively at the present time? (One Devil Goes, Another One Enters.)

“Ah,” some might protest, “it’s different now. We can breathe a sigh of relief.”

Yes, I know, it’s always “different.” Except that it’s not.

Although Donald John Trump is neither Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton nor Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro, he is oblivious to the fact that his support of the agenda of perversity cannot help to “make America great again."

One of the evils that will carry over from his campaign to his administration is a willingness of many Catholics to remain silent in the face of the new president's lavender-friendly agenda, which will probably include some kind of celebration of perversity during “pride” month, which, most diabolically, is the month of June, the month of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Indeed, it may very well be the case that an outspoken sodomite who worked very hard to support President-elect Trump, Peter Thiel, may wind up with a prominent position in the new administration.

Peter Thiel even said two months ago that it would be “all hands on deck” if Trump won the White House:

Donald Trump has made it clear he will nominate Peter Thiel to the Supreme Courtif he wins the presidency, Thiel has told friends, according to a source close to the PayPal co-founder.

Trump “deeply loves Peter Thiel,” and people in the real estate mogul’s inner circle are talking about Thiel as a Supreme Court nominee, a separate source close to Trump told The Huffington Post. That source, who has not spoken to Trump directly about Thiel being nominated to the Court, cautioned that Trump’s offers often fail to materialize in real life.

It’s not clear whether Trump has indeed offered to nominate Thiel ― only that Thiel has said Trump would nominate him and that Trump’s team has discussed Thiel as a possible nominee. Both sources requested anonymity, given that Trump and Thiel have each demonstrated a willingness to seek revenge against parties they feel have wronged them. In Thiel’s case, he secretly financed lawsuits against with the intention of destroying the publication. He succeeded, and his role in the assault was only revealed in the final stages.

Trump’s press secretary, Hope Hicks, denied that Thiel had been offered a seat on the Supreme Court or that the campaign was discussing the idea. “There is absolutely no truth to this whatsoever,” she told HuffPost.

“Peter hasn’t had any conversations about a Supreme Court nomination and has no interest in the job,” said Thiel spokesman Jeremiah Hall.

Were Trump to actually nominate Thiel, he would be by far the richest Supreme Court nominee of the modern era, with an estimated net worth of $2.7 billion.   (http://www.Peter Thiel Open to Role in Trump administration.)

Associate Justice Peter Thiel?

Maybe Secretary of Treasury or Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Peter Thiel?

Not possible?

Think again:

Devils come in all forms, not only in the persons of the likes of Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton and the man who must now hand over the presidency to Donald John Trump, Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro.

Although Peter Thiel may or may not have a role to play the Trump administration, he has been named to serve on the president-elect’s transition team: 

The 16-member advisory committee is made up of four women and 12 men. It will include several members of Congress; Rebekah Mercer, a top Republican donor; Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee; Peter Thiel, a founder of PayPal; Attorney General Pam Bondi of Florida; Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive; and Anthony Scaramucci, a hedge-fund manager and Trump supporter. Mr. Bannon will also serve on the committee. A political committee supporting Ms. Bondi received a $25,000 donation from the Trump Foundation, raising questions because it was around the time her office was reviewing allegations against Mr. Trump’s for-profit education programs.   (Trump Names Transition Team. See also Peter Thiel Named to Transition Team,)

This is significant not only because the incoming president is showing that includes a member of the so-called “gay community” on his transition. This is significant also as Peter Thiel is a member of the steering committee of the Bildeberg Group, whose meetings he has attended regularly since 2007. The last time that I looked, ladies and gentlemen, the Bilderberg Group did not exactly have an agenda favorably disposed to national sovereignty, no less the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as they have been taught by the sole repository of the former and the authoritative explicator of the latter, Holy Mother Church. Then again, what do I know? Maybe the Bilderberg Group has a had a change of heart, huh?

Other members of this transition team include a Talmudist financier who has long been at his side, Steve Mnuchin, as well as Trump's Talmudist daughter, Ivanka, and her Talmudist husband, Jared Kushner, who played a prominent role when the president-elect visited the White House to meet with the lawless statist named President Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro on Thursday, November 10, 2016, the Feast of Saint Andrew Avellino and the Commemoration of Saints Tryphon, Respicus, and Nympha (see Jared Kushner: The Power Behind-The-Scene). Another member of the team is a Talmudist named Rebekah Mercer. Moreover team member Donald John Trump, Jr.’s wife, Vanessa, is a Talmudist, as is team member Eric Trump’s wife, Lara Yunaska  (For a complete list of the  Talmudists who comprise the Trump inner circle, see Who Controls Donald Trump.)

Sure, Vice President-elect Michael Pence, a baptized Catholic who apostatized during his college days in the late-1970s heads the transition team. Pence is certainly a well-meaning and very well-spoken man. As a so-called “evangelical,” however, the vice president-elect is thorough supporter of the policies of the Zionist State of Israel, and thus finds in the dead religion that is Talmudism an important role to play in the shaping of a more just world.

All in all, therefore, to pretend that Talmudist influence over President-elect Donald John Trump is insignificant is quite foolish. It is very significant, so much so that Jared and Ivanka Kushner “prayed” at the tomb of the Hasidic “messias,” the late Menachem Schneerson, just three days before the election. Call Me Jorge provided the facts about this on November 6, 2016:

Another one from the you can’t make this up file. On Saturday night Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka went to the Montefiore Cemetery in Cambria Heights, Queens, New York City and prayed at the graves of Menachem Mendel Schneerson and his father-in-law Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn.  Some Jews believe that Menachem Mendel Schneerson is the Jewish ‘moshiach’ or ‘messiah’.  Women and men visitors are required to wear a head covering, wear modest dress, avoid wearing leather shoes, and when leaving the grave sites they are also required to walk backwards.  Visitors to the ohel (grave) write kvitlach on a piece of paper, rip it up, and throw it on the grave.  A kvitlach is a petitionary prayer given to a rabbi in the hopes he will bless the prayer and make it come true.  Kvitlach are also placed on graves so that the dead rabbis may intercede on the petitioner’s request.  This peculiar custom, which is similar to the rabbinic scam of placing your prayer in the Western Wall for money, is a practice developed by the Hasidic rabbis.  One Jewish media outlet laughably credited Ivanka’s visit to the ohel for the reason Donald Trump’s life being spared when the Secret Service rushed him off stage in Reno, Nevada at a campaign stop due to a possible perceived threat.  The majority of the Jewish media said she was there to write a kvitlach for her father winning the presidency of the United States in the upcoming week. (Call Me Jorge.)

Kabbalism, which is nothing other than the occult, will play a huge role in guiding President Trump once he is sworn into office on January 20, 2017. Even though I believe that the assessment of a good friend of mine who worked very hard for Trump’s election is correct about Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton’s being possessed by the adversary, it is nevertheless true that Kabbalism is itself devil worship, and it is something that should sober up every right-thinking Catholic.

It is entirely possible that the admiration for all things Talmudic and Zionist that is held by the tight-knit Trump circle of family friends might put a Republican president’s seal of approval on legislation to require our daughters to register for the Selective Service once they turn eighteen years of age. Legislation requiring this received the approval of the United States Senate last year (remember, Christopher Christie, John Ellis (JEB!) Bush, and United States Senator Marco Rubio each endorsed such a horror in a debate on February 6, 2016, just before the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, February 9, 2016—see These Are the Guys in the White Hats?), and there is bipartisan support for it in the United States House of Representatives. Do not be surprised if the new president, who is being besieged by professional agitators in this country and by the false “pontiff” in what I believe is a an effort by the forces of darkness to convince Catholics to simply “bite the bullet” and keep silent whenever he does something they believe is wrong, makes this part of his policy agenda in due course. After all, it is good enough for Israel, why not here?

Lost in all of the hysteria concerning the harm that would have been done by a “President” Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is the simple fact that God is more powerful than any civil potentate, each of whom must answer to Him at the moment of his Particular Judgment, and that the graces won for us by His Divine Son during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our souls through the loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, would have been sufficient to carry the crosses she imposed upon us.

Mind you, I am glad to see this craven, arrogant, elitist daughter of entitlement who, I believe, has long been protected by the forces of darkness, leave the scene of the national stage once and for all, and to see her equally reprobated husband, through whose presidency we had to live for eight miserable years, lose his chance to return to the White House.

Nevertheless, my good and few readers, President-elect Donald John Trump, a man who has been under the influence of Talmudists and Kabbalists since his young adulthood (indeed, he is surrounded by them in his own inner circle), brings various devils of his own into the White House that are bound to cloud his judgment during his presidency as they did throughout the course of the general election as he surrendered to whatever pique of anger happened upon him. It was not until the final ten days of the election that his third campaign manager, Kellaynne Fitzpatrick Conway, and others told him to shape up, stick to his message or wind us losing the presidency. Men who are steeped in what are grievous sins in the objective order of things cannot help but have their intellects darkened and their wills weakened more and more over time, especially when they have lived amorally throughout the course of their adult lives.

Yes, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is gone, a fact that is quite enjoyable to behold. This does not mean that the man who is replacing her is necessarily a friend of the common temporal good even if many of his new policy proposals, especially as concerns the Department of Health and Human Services and a very justified goal of securing the American border with Mexico and putting a halt to the flood of Syrian “refugees,” are praiseworthy.

Too harsh?

No, it’s not:

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

Those who seek to minimize a civic official’s support for and/or immersion in grievous sins fool themselves into thinking that someone whose own life is a rebellion against Christ the King can somehow be the steward of a well-ordered nation. Those who fail to understand First and Last Things, however, will always proceed in a near-sighted manner in a quest to “solve” problems that only worsen over the course of time.

So, it’s goodbye and good riddance Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, to be sure.

While we pray for her conversion—and for that of the president-elect and his family as is our duty as Catholics and as citizens of the United States of America, whose own conversion must be uppermost in our prayers as part of the true patria that we must have for our country in accord with the binding precepts of the Fourth Commandment, we must never make the tragic mistake of thinking that we will be given some kind of respite simply because one devil has been vanquished. The entire fabric of the American system of governance is a crazy-quilt of false premises that could only have one result, namely, to bring us to the present circumstances in which we find ourselves.

Once again, let me remind you of this simple truth:

Men today do not act as Christians, as brothers, but as strangers, and even enemies. The sense of man's personal dignity and of the value of human life has been lost in the brutal domination begotten of might and mere superiority in numbers. Many are intent on exploiting their neighbors solely for the purpose of enjoying more fully and on a larger scale the goods of this world. But they err grievously who have turned to the acquisition of material and temporal possessions and are forgetful of eternal and spiritual things, to the possession of which Jesus, Our Redeemer, by means of the Church, His living interpreter, calls mankind.

22. It is in the very nature of material objects that an inordinate desire for them becomes the root of every evil, of every discord, and in particular, of a lowering of the moral sense. On the one hand, things which are naturally base and vile can never give rise to noble aspirations in the human heart which was created by and for God alone and is restless until it finds repose in Him. On the other hand, material goods (and in this they differ greatly from those of the spirit which the more of them we possess the more remain to be acquired) the more they are divided among men the less each one has and, by consequence, what one man has another cannot possibly possess unless it be forcibly taken away from the first. Such being the case, worldly possessions can never satisfy all in equal manner nor give rise to a spirit of universal contentment, but must become perforce a source of division among men and of vexation of spirit, as even the Wise Man Solomon experienced: "Vanity of vanities, and vexation of spirit." (Ecclesiastes i, 2, 14)

23. The same effects which result from these evils among individuals may likewise be expected among nations. "From whence are wars and contentions among you?" asks the Apostle St. James. "Are they not hence from your concupiscences, which war in your members?" (James iv, 1, 2)

24. The inordinate desire for pleasure, concupiscence of the flesh, sows the fatal seeds of division not only among families but likewise among states; the inordinate desire for possessions, concupiscence of the eyes, inevitably turns into class warfare and into social egotism; the inordinate desire to rule or to domineer over others, pride of life, soon becomes mere party or factional rivalries, manifesting itself in constant displays of conflicting ambitions and ending in open rebellion, in the crime of lese majeste, and even in national parricide.

25. These unsuppressed desires, this inordinate love of the things of the world, are precisely the source of all international misunderstandings and rivalries, despite the fact that oftentimes men dare to maintain that acts prompted by such motives are excusable and even justifiable because, forsooth, they were performed for reasons of state or of the public good, or out of love for country. Patriotism -- the stimulus of so many virtues and of so many noble acts of heroism when kept within the bounds of the law of Christ -- becomes merely an occasion, an added incentive to grave injustice when true love of country is debased to the condition of an extreme nationalism, when we forget that all men are our brothers and members of the same great human family, that other nations have an equal right with us both to life and to prosperity, that it is never lawful nor even wise, to dissociate morality from the affairs of practical life, that, in the last analysis, it is "justice which exalteth a nation: but sin maketh nations miserable." (Proverbs xiv, 34)

26. Perhaps the advantages to one's family, city, or nation obtained in some such way as this may well appear to be a wonderful and great victory (this thought has been already expressed by St. Augustine), but in the end it turns out to be a very shallow thing, something rather to inspire us with the most fearful apprehensions of approaching ruin. "It is a happiness which appears beautiful but is brittle as glass. We must ever be on guard lest with horror we see it broken into a thousand pieces at the first touch." (St. Augustine de Civitate Dei, Book iv, Chap. 3)

27. There is over and above the absence of peace and the evils attendant on this absence, another deeper and more profound cause for present-day conditions. This cause was even beginning to show its head before the War and the terrible calamities consequent on that cataclysm should have proven a remedy for them if mankind had only taken the trouble to understand the real meaning of those terrible events. In the Holy Scriptures we read: "They that have forsaken the Lord, shall be consumed." (Isaias i, 28) No less well known are the words of the Divine Teacher, Jesus Christ, Who said: "Without me you can do nothing" (John xv, 5) and again, "He that gathereth not with me, scattereth." (Luke xi, 23)

28. These words of the Holy Bible have been fulfilled and are now at this very moment being fulfilled before our very eyes. Because men have forsaken God and Jesus Christ, they have sunk to the depths of evil. They waste their energies and consume their time and efforts in vain sterile attempts to find a remedy for these ills, but without even being successful in saving what little remains from the existing ruinIt was a quite general desire that both our laws and our governments should exist without recognizing God or Jesus Christ, on the theory that all authority comes from men, not from God. Because of such an assumption, these theorists fell very short of being able to bestow upon law not only those sanctions which it must possess but also that secure basis for the supreme criterion of justice which even a pagan philosopher like Cicero saw clearly could not be derived except from the divine law. (Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922.)

That last paragraph, number twenty-eight, says it it all:

They waste their energies and consume their time and efforts in vain sterile attempts to find a remedy for these ills, but without even being successful in saving what little remains from the existing ruin. (Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922.)

Subsequent segments of this multipart series will focus on the election results themselves, the hypocrisy of the false opposite of the naturalist “left,” some of the incoming administration’s policy goals and the way in which the false opposites will play off against each other to keep us diverted from focusing upon First and Last Things in the midst of all of the agitation and conflict, much of which has been violent and will only intensify as time passes, that will occupy the national attention for the next four years. 

Once again, however, I want to reiterate that I understand full well why Catholics supported Donald John Trump, but I believe that the enthusiasm for him was misplaced as America will never be made truly great until her laws stop sanctioning each of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance and unless its citizens do penance for their sins. We must pray for our country and its leaders without losing our minds in the belief that some kind of lasting progress can be made absent the Catholic Faith, something that the very same Pope Pius XI noted in Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937, is the prerequisite for all social order:

We can command: it is not enough to be a member of the Church of Christ, one needs to be a living member, in spirit and in truth, i.e., living in the state of grace and in the presence of God, either in innocence or in sincere repentance. If the Apostle of the nations, the vase of election, chastised his body and brought it into subjection: lest perhaps, when he had preached to others, he himself should become a castaway (1 Cor. ix. 27), could anybody responsible for the extension of the Kingdom of God claim any other method but personal sanctification? Only thus can we show to the present generation, and to the critics of the Church that "the salt of the earth," the leaven of Christianity has not decayed, but is ready to give the men of today -- prisoners of doubt and error, victims of indifference, tired of their Faith and straying from God -- the spiritual renewal they so much need. A Christianity which keeps a grip on itself, refuses every compromise with the world, takes the commands of God and the Church seriously, preserves its love of God and of men in all its freshness, such a Christianity can be, and will be, a model and a guide to a world which is sick to death and clamors for directions, unless it be condemned to a catastrophe that would baffle the imagination.

20. Every true and lasting reform has ultimately sprung from the sanctity of men who were driven by the love of God and of men. Generous, ready to stand to attention to any call from God, yet confident in themselves because confident in their vocation, they grew to the size of beacons and reformers. On the other hand, any reformatory zeal, which instead of springing from personal purity, flashes out of passion, has produced unrest instead of light, destruction instead of construction, and more than once set up evils worse than those it was out to remedy. No doubt "the Spirit breatheth where he will" (John iii. 8): "of stones He is able to raise men to prepare the way to his designs" (Matt. iii. 9). He chooses the instruments of His will according to His own plans, not those of men. But the Founder of the Church, who breathed her into existence at Pentecost, cannot disown the foundations as He laid them. Whoever is moved by the spirit of God, spontaneously adopts both outwardly and inwardly, the true attitude toward the Church, this sacred fruit from the tree of the cross, this gift from the Spirit of God, bestowed on Pentecost day to an erratic world.  (Pope Pius XI, Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937.)

The evils of our times can be fought only with the supernatural weapons at our disposal, starting with Holy Mass and Eucharistic piety, if this is at all possible in one's area of residence in this time of apostasy and betrayal, and, of course, including frequent Confession, and deep devotion to the Mother of God, especially by means of her Most Holy Rosary, as we fast and make sacrifices to separate ourselves from the word.

Yesterday, Friday, November 11, 2016, was the Feast of Saint Martin of Tours, the Hungarian-born soldier who became a bishop in the Army of Christ the King. The example of his life should remind that we must be uncompromising in our defense of the Catholic Faith as the one and only foundation of personal and social order:

Martin was born at Sabaria in Pannonia. When he was ten years old he went to the Church, in the spite of his (heathen) father and mother, and by his own will was numbered among the Catechumens. At fifteen years of age he joined the army, and served as a soldier first under Constantius and then under Julian. Once at the gate of Amiens a poor man asked him for an alms for Christ's name's sake, and since he had nothing to his hand but his arms and his clothes, he gave him half of his cloak. In the night following Christ appeared to him clad in the half of his cloak, and saying (to the angels who bare Him company) While Martin is yet a Catechumen, he hath clad Me.

At eighteen years of age he was baptized. He gave up thereupon the life of a soldier, and betook himself to Hilary, Bishop of Poietiers, by whom he was placed in the order of Acolytes. Being afterwards made Bishop of Tours, he built a monastery wherein he lived in holiness for a while in company of four-score monks. At the last he fell sick of a grievous fever at Cande, a village in his diocese, and besought God in constant prayer to set him free from the prison of this dying body. His disciples heard him and said Father, why wilt thou go away from us? unto whom wilt thou bequeath us in our sorrow? Their words moved Martin, and he said Lord, if I be still needful to thy people, I refuse not to work.

When his disciples saw him, in the height of the fever, lying upon his back and praying, they entreated him to turn over and take a little rest upon his side while the violence of his sickness would allow him. But Martin answered them Suffer me to look heavenward rather than earthward, that my spirit may see the way whereby it is so soon going to the Lord. At the moment of death he saw the enemy of mankind, and cried out: What are you come here for, you bloody brute? You murderer, you'll find nothing in me. With these words on his lips, he gave up his soul to God, being aged eighty years. He was received by a company of Angels, who were heard praising God by many persons, especially by holy Severinus, Bishop of Cologne. (Matins, The Divine Office.)

We must look Heavenward, not earthward. We can never be steeped in fear. We are Catholics.

May the Rosaries we pray this day and every day help us to plant the seeds for the conversion of our nation as we seek also to make reparation for our own sins by offering up the difficulties of these times to the Throne of the Most Blessed Trinity as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Viva Cristo Rey! Viva La Virgen de Guadalupe! 

Que Viva!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!

Viva Cristo ReyVivat 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.

Pope Saint Martin I, pray for us.