Another Country Kicks Out Christ the King
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Place "sovereignty" in the hands of the masses in the voting booth, good readers, and it will be the case eventually that they will vote out Christ the King of their own accord. That is, the tendency of man, a contingent being whose body is destined one day for the corruption of the grave until the General Resurrection of the Dead on the Last Day, to consider himself the "master" of his world is such that he will indeed try to take the place of Christ the King in his own life and will see to it that there is no place for Him in the life of his nation. Naturalism must replace Catholicism in the souls of individuals and in the lives of nations when men lose sight of--or are never taught the truth of--the simple fact that the Catholic Faith must permeate and thus define every aspect of our lives, both individually and socially.
It is not for nothing that Pope Pius IX referred to the lie of universal suffrage as follows
To allow the masses, invariably uninformed and impulsive, to make decisions on the most serious matters, is this not to hand oneself over to chance and deliberately run towards the abyss? Yes, it would be more appropriate to call universal suffrage universal madness and, when the secret societies have taken control of it as is all too often the case, universal falsehood." (Pope Pius IX, Statement to French pilgrims, May 5, 1874, cited by Abbe Georges de Nantes, CCR # 333, p. 24.)
Events of the past 135 years have proved that Pope Pius IX was absolutely correct. "To allow the masses, invariably uninformed and impulsive, to make decisions on the most serious matters, is this not to hand oneself over to chance and deliberately run towards the abyss?" Absolutely, Your Holiness. Absolutely.
This is what has happened in the formerly confessionally Catholic country of Bolivia, the poorest country in South America, where voters have approved a new constitution at the behest of President Evo Morales that makes no mention of the true Faith, recognized until yesterday as Bolivia's official religion, as it endorses the "separation of Church and State," a thesis called "absolutely false" by Pope Saint Pius X in Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906, but called one of the "great advances of humanity" by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI as late as December 15, 2008, making reference only to the "Christian God" and to the Andean "earth deity, "Pachamama." It is but a a short path back to paganism once a Catholic country loses the Faith.
The new Bolivian constitution, approved by voters by a margin of fifty-nine percent to forty-one percent in a referendum held yesterday, Sunday, January 25, 2009, also enshrines the killing of innocent preborn babies under cover of law and prevents "discrimination" against those steeped in unnatural vice against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments. It is being hailed by leftist "human rights" organizations as one of the most "progressive" constitutions in the world, a "model" of naturalism, if you will.
Here are some other key provisions as summarized by The Los Angeles Times:
Presidential terms: Presidents are allowed to serve two consecutive five-year terms. Current constitution permits two terms, but not consecutive. Morales could remain in office through 2014.
Indigenous rights: Recognizes self-determination of 36 distinct Indian "nations." Sets aside seats in Congress for minority indigenous groups.
Land:Future landownership will be capped at 12,000 or 24,000 acres, depending on which option a majority of voters selected. Current holdings are grandfathered in. The state can seize land that doesn't perform a "social function" or was fraudulently obtained.
Justice: High court judges are elected rather than appointed by the president. The state recognizes indigenous groups' practice of "community justice" based on customs.
Local autonomy: Eastern lowland provinces are allowed to create state assemblies that control local issues, but not land reform or natural gas revenues. Indigenous groups are granted self-rule on traditional lands inside existing states. All autonomies have "equal rank."
Natural resources: The state controls all mineral, oil and gas reserves. Indigenous groups get control of renewable resources on their land. Water is a fundamental human right that may not be controlled by private companies.
Religion: Both the Christian God and Pachamama, the Andean earth deity, are honored. Church and state are separate. Freedom of religion is guaranteed, and no mention is made of the dominant Roman Catholic Church, a departure from the current constitution.
Press freedom: Is guaranteed, though news media must "respect the principles of truth and responsibility."
Homosexuality: Prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation but refers to marriage as "between a man and a woman." (New Bolivia charter .)
Left out of the summary provided by The Los Angeles Times are the following details provided by LifeSiteNews:
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA, January 21, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Bolivia will hold a nationwide referendum this Sunday to approve or reject a new constitution containing pro-abortion language, and providing special rights for homosexuals and "transgender" people.
The new document will also nullify Bolivia's existing recognition of Catholicism, declaring that the government adheres to no religion.
Article 66 of the new constitution would "guarantee to women and men the exercise of their sexual and reproductive rights," a phrase that is customarily used by international pro-abortion organizations to refer to the "right" to abortion and contraception.
Article 14, paragraph 2, states that "the government prohibits and sanctions all forms of discrimination based on ... sexual orientation, gender identity..." The article may give homosexual activists access to religious institutions, schools, and daycare centers, and well as open the door to homosexual “marriage" and adoption of children.
The article's assertion of rights to "gender identity" refers to the "right" of individuals to decide what gender they have, independent of their actual physical gender. If approved, it will be the first constitutional recognition of homosexualist "gender identity" ideology in history, requiring men who claim they are women to be recognized and treated as such.
The new charter document also abolishes all recognition of Christianity, which appears in the current Constitution, instead establishing "the independence of the State from religion" in article 4.
Opponents of the constitution have launched an ad campaign asking, "Did you know they want to send God out of Bolivia?" In addition, the Catholic bishops of the country have made a public critique of the document, acknowledging some virtues but warning about the threats to human life and family values.
The bishops are concerned that the proposed constitution "contains various contradictions and an impreciseness that could make its application difficult."
In addition to pro-abortion and homosexualist language in the document, the bishops point to an article that declares that people who attack the "unity" of the country will be guilty of treason.
For his part, Bolivian President Evo Morales, a socialist, says that his opponents are telling “lies,” and that the document is not pro-abortion.
Morales has recently clarified that, although he is an "admirer" of Christ and regards himself as a "Catholic," he also associates himself with Earth-worship.
“I believe strongly in the rites and in Mother Earth (Pachamama),” Morales said. The Catholic religion, however, prohibits paganism and the adoration of any being other than God.
Morales admits that his constitution has many fans in European and American universities, who say, according to him, that "this Constitution proposed for the Bolivian people is the most advanced in the world in social terms." (Bolivia Prepares to Vote on Abortionist, Homsexualist and Secularist Constitution .)
The editors of LifeSiteNews, immersed in the belief that the counterfeit church of conciliarism is the Catholic Church, should not be aghast that the new constitution of Bolivia is secularist. This is exactly what their "pope" desires for each country in accord with the "American model" of separation of Church and State that he had praised for so long but which was condemned by Pope Leo XIII in Longiqua Oceani, January 6, 1895. Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict wants the religiously neutral state, believing it to be a fundamental sign of the "progress of humanity" when it is a denial of the sacred rights of the Social Reign of Christ the King.
Furthermore, it is incongruous to point out that the Catholic religion does indeed prohibit paganism and the "adoration of any being other than God" when the man recognized by Catholics attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of concilairism himself esteems the symbols of false religions with his own priestly hands and enters into the temples of false religions to treat them with respect and dignity and reverence. While it would be intellectually dishonest to claim that Ratzinger/Benedict "worships" those false religions the way that Bolivian President Evo Morales "worships" the false "goddess" Pachamama, the scandalous, blasphemous and sacrilegious example that Ratzinger/Benedict gives makes it difficult to criticize those who take "esteem" of false religions to the level of "worship."
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has entered into the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, on November 30, 2006, taking off his shoes so as to signify that he was in a "holy" place when he was, in actual point of fact, in a den of devil. He turned in the direction of Mecca and assumed the Mohammedan "prayer" position, things that are direct violations of the First Commandment and thus gravely offensive to God. Martyrs gave up their lives rather than even to give the appearance of doing such things.
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has twice entered into Talmudic synagogues (in Cologne, Germany, Friday, August 19, 2005, and in New York City, Friday, April 18, 2008) and listened quietly as hymns were sung that denied the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Following the example of his predecessor, Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, who participated in travesties against the Faith at regular intervals and who even praised voodoo "witch doctors" (see
Voodoo You Trust?)
The counterfeit church of conciliarism has engaged in endless acts against the First Commandment, both in word and in deed, thereby creating the atmosphere that would make it possible for the socialist Evo Morales in Bolivia to consider himself to be an "admirer" of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ while "worshiping" "Pachamama" at the same time. How is it possible to condemn Evo Morales for his embrace of paganism when paganism has been enshrined in many "celebrations" of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service in the name of the "inculturation of the Gospel," including at "Masses" presided over by John Paul II and Benedict XVI, who walked in a process of utter paganism at Randwick Race Course in Sydney, Australia, just over six months ago now during the closing "Mass" for "World Youth Day."
Just as a useful reminder, here is a brief summary of how the "popes" of the counterfeit church of concilairism have contributed to fostering the environment that could produce the likes of pro-abortion Catholic politicians in the "developed" nations of the world and pantheists such as Evo Morales in the Third World:
Rituals from the Aztecs (the "blessing" of the four winds) have been used in such places as Mission San Juan Capistrano, defaming the memory of Father Junipero Serra, O.F.M.
Rituals from various New Age and feminist pagan "spirituality" exercises have been incorporated in Novus Ordo services and into what are called "para-liturgies" in the conciliar world. (The now retired auxiliary "bishop" of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, Emil Wcela, a known supporter of women's "ordination" to the priesthood at the time of his attempted episcopal "consecration" on December 12, 1988, participated in some of these "para-liturgies" on Long Island in the 1990s.)
Conciliar "bishops" participate in Talmudic "seders" and "congratulate adherents of the Talmud and the Koran on the occasion of their false holidays.
Rituals from Hinduism have been incorporated into Novus Ordo services in India and elsewhere in Asia.
Buddhist "spirituality" has infected many conciliar "religious communities" and is the basis of "spiritual direction" given to "third order" members. There was, at least as of eight and one-half years ago, is a "zen" "meditation" room at Inisfada, the retreat house of the Society of Jesus in Searington, Long Island, New York.
Karol Wojtyla/John Paul called for and participated in the travesty of the World Day of Peace in Assisi, Italy on October 27, 1986, fostering syncretism and religious indifferentism despite his own spirited protests to the contrary that he was doing no such thing, going on to have another World Day of Peace in 2002:
No doubt the height of the fever engendered by the virus of dialogue was the World Day of Peace at Assisi in October 1986. In the plaza outside the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, the "representatives of the world's great religions" stepped forward one by one to offer their prayers for peace. These "prayers" included the chanting of American Indian shamans. The Pope was photographed standing in a line of "religious leaders," including rabbis, muftis, Buddhist monks, and assorted Protestant ministers, all of them holding potted olive plants. The official Vatican publication on the World Day of Prayer for Peace at Assisi, entitled "World Day of Pray for Peace," pays tribute to the "world's great religions by setting forth their prayers, including an Animist prayer to the Great Thumb. The world's great religions" are honored by the Vatican in alphabetical order: the Buddhist prayer for peace; the Hindu prayer for peace; the Jainist prayer for peace; the Muslim prayer for peace; the Shinto prayer for peace; the Sikh prayer for peace; the Traditionalist African prayer for peace (to "The Great Thumb"); the Traditionalist Amerindian prayer for peace; the Zoroastrian prayer for peace. In a glaring symptom of the end result of ecumenism. and dialogue in the Church, the only prayer not included in the official book is a Catholic prayer for peace. There is only a Christian prayer for peace, which appears after the prayers of the "world's great religions"--and after the Jewish prayer. Catholicism has been subsumed into a generic Christianity.
At the beginning of the list of prayers of the world's religions, there is an amazing statement by Cardinal Roger Etchergary, president of the Pontifical Council on Interreligious Dialogue. According to Etchergary, "Each of the religions we profess has inner peace, and peace among individuals and nations, as one of its aims. Each one pursues this aim in its own distinctive and irreplaceable way." The notion that there is anything "irreplaceable" about the false religions of the world seems difficult to square with the de fide Catholic teaching that God's revelation to His Church is complete and all-sufficient for the spiritual needs of men. Our Lord came among us--so Catholics were always taught--precisely to replace false religions with His religion, with even the Old Covenant undergoing this divinely appointed substitution. Yet the members of all "the world's great religions" were invited to Assisi and asked for their "irreplaceable" prayers for world peace--the "irreplaceable" prayers of false shepherds who preach abortion, contraception, divorce, polygamy, the treatment of women like dogs, the reincarnation of human beings as animals, a holy war against infidel Christians and countless other lies, superstitions and abominations in the sight of God. . . .
[Italian journalist Vittorio] Messori was merely observing the obvious when he stated that the Assisi 2002 implied that the doctrine of every religion is acceptable to God. For example, the invited representative of Voodoo (spelled Vodou by its native practitioners), Chief Amadou Gasseto from Benin, was allowed to sermonize on world peace from a wooden pulpit suitable for a cathedral set up in the lower plaza outside the Basilica of Saint Francis. The Chief declared to the Vicar of Christ and the assembled cardinals and Catholic guests: "The invocation to take prayer in the Prayer for Peace at Assisi is a great honour for me, and it is an honour for all the followers of Avelekete Vodou whose high priest I am." The high priest of Avelekete Vodou then give the Pope and all the Catholic faithful the Vodou prescription for world peace, which included, "asking forgiveness of the protecting spirits of regions affected by violence" and "carrying out sacrifices of reparation and purification, and thus restoring peace." This would involve slitting the throats of goats, chickens, doves, and pigeons and draining their blood from the carotid arteries according to a precise ritual prescription. In other words, the Pope invited a witch doctor to give a sermon to Catholics on world peace.
Among other "representatives of the various religions" who came to the pulpit was one Didi Talwakar, the representative of Hinduism. Talwakar declared that the "divinization of human beings gives us a sense of the worth of life. Not only am I divine in essence, but also everyone else is equally divine in essence...." Talwakar went on to exclaim: "My divine brothers and sisters, from whom much above the station of life where I am, I dare to appeal to humanity, from this august forum, in the blessed presence of His Holiness the Pope...." While Talwakar acknowledges that the Pope is a holy man, he is only one of many such holy men who lead the various religions. Didi prefers to follow another holy man: the Reverend Pandung Shastri Athawale, who heads something called the Swadyaya parivari, which teaches "the idea of acceptance of all religious traditions" and the need to "free the idea of religion from dogmatism, insularity and injunctions," Just the thing Catholics of the postconciliar period need to hear.
The spectacle of Assisi 2002 staggers the Catholic mind, and human language fails in its attempt to adequately describe the unparalleled ecclesial situation in which we now find ourselves--a situation even the Arian heretics of the fourth century would find incredible. Yet, true to form, the neo-Catholic press organs reported the event as if it were a triumph for the Catholic faith--while carefully avoiding any of the shocking images and words that would give scandal to any Catholic who has not been spiritually lobotomized by the postconciliar changes in the Church. (out-of-print book, 2002, pp. 83-85; 213-215).
It is not unreasonable to believe that some of the pagan practices associated with "Pachamama" have been incorporated now and again into Novus Ordo services in some places in Bolivia. After all, the Bolivian bishops, who raised objections to various parts of the new Bolivian constitution without opposing it en toto, expressing "regret" that there no references to Bolivia's "history" as a Catholic nation while accepting as the good conciliarists that they are the false thesis of the separation of Church and State, have permitted the Divine Word Missionaries (S.V.D., see
Missionaries of the Divine Word in Bolivia) to "inculturate the Gospel" in various, although not all, parts of the country. Expressing no opposition to a constitution that formally dethrones Christ the King (no matter His effective overthrow over the decades as a result of the degeneration wrought by laws and customs that have received the sanction of the ethos of conciliarism) makes the rise of baby-killing under cover of law inevitable as it is only Catholicism that can turn back the forces of the devil in this world, something that is not accepted by the ecumaniacs of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
Must it be pointed out that one of the reasons that the conciliar "bishops" in Bolivia did not oppose the new constitution, replete with support for so many evils as it stripped Bolivia of its Catholic identity and enshrined a false "goddess" in its text, was the fear of offending the Indian tribes who were in favor of the new constitution that is designed, Evo Morales contends, to "empower them"? Once again, conciliar "bishops" are more concerned about how they are viewed as champions of "social justice" by the "poor" without realizing that country without the true Faith can never be pursue true justice and will always be an instrument of enslaving its people in spiritual poverty. No matter where they are located, most "bishops" in the counterfeit church conciliarism, yield to the fear of human respect in the face of "movements" of naturalism, such as "respect" for "indigenous" pagan practices that were rightly eradicated by Catholic missionaries centuries ago, that have wide popular support.
Doing this, however, shows the conciliar "bishops" of Bolivia and elsewhere to be in direct opposition to the injunctions of true popes to speak out forcefully about error and deceit:
Our great predecessor Gregory, in instructing the heads of the churches, said with his usual excellence: "Often imprudent guides in their fear of losing human favor are afraid to speak the right freely. As the word of truth has it, they guard their flock not with a shepherd's zeal but as hirelings do, since they flee when the wolf approaches by hiding themselves in silence.... A shepherd fearing to speak the right is simply a man retreating by keeping silent." But if the wicked enemy of the human race, the better to frustrate your efforts, ever brings it about that a plague of epidemic proportions is hidden from the religious powers of the world, please do not be terrified but walk in God's house in harmony, with prayer, and in truth, the three arms of our service. Remember that when the people of Juda were defiled, the best means of purification was the public reading to all, from the least to the greatest, of the book of the law lately found by the priest Helcias in the Lord's temple; at once the whole people agreed to destroy the abominations and seal a covenant in the Lord's presence to follow after the Lord and observe His precepts, testimonies and ceremonies with their whole heart and soul." For the same reason Josaphat sent priests and Levites to bring the book of the law throughout the cities of Juda and to teach the people. The proclamation of the divine word has been entrusted to your faith by divine, not human, authority. So assemble your people and preach to them the gospel of Jesus Christ. From that divine source and heavenly teaching draw draughts of true philosophy for your flock. Persuade them that subjects ought to keep faith and show obedience to those who by God's ordering lead and rule them. To those who are devoted to the ministry of the Church, give proofs of faith, continence, sobriety, knowledge, and liberality, that they may please Him to whom they have proved themselves and boast only of what is serious, moderate, and religious. But above all kindle in the minds of everyone that love for one another which Christ the Lord so often and so specifically praised. For this is the one sign of Christians and the bond of perfection. (Pope Pius VI, Inscrutabile, December 25, 1775.)
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.)
Conciliar "bishops" everywhere do not see a defense of the Social Reign of Christ the King as part of their obligations. This is true in Bolivia. This is true in Poland, where conciliar "bishops" openly opposed a measure in the Sejm, the Polish national legislature, to declare Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ King of Poland. It is true in the United States of America, where the Americanist bishops of the Catholic Church and their modernist successors in the counterfeit church of conciliarism have long supported the "American model" of Church-State relations. It is true in Sweden, where a spokesman for the conciliar "bishops" there recently said that the Catholic Church has no mission to convert Sweden back to the Catholic Faith. The rejection of the Social Reign of Christ the King is one of the "universally" held beliefs by "bishops throughout the counterfeit church of conciliarism. And it is this consistent, open and bold rejection of this immutable teaching of the Catholic Church (see
The Binding Nature of Catholic Social Teaching) that prompted me about thirty-seven months ago now, following Ratzinger/Benedict's December 22, 2005, Christmas address to the conciliar curia, to say, "Enough. It is impossible for the Catholic Church to deny the Social Reign of Christ the King."
Mind you, the country Bolivia was never a sterling example of the Social Reign of Christ the King as its ethnic and tribal divisions have given rise to all manner of problems. Leaders of various military juntas made loads of money in the trafficking of hallucinogenic substances. Innocent citizens have been put to death for opposing whichever petty tyrant happened to be in power. Social injustices provided fertile ground for Marxists, such as Evo Morales, and for the disciples of the Marxist-based "liberation theology" in the counterfeit church of conciliarism to propagate their falsehoods. It is nevertheless true, however, that the formal overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King in Bolivia, effected by a "vote" of the "people," represents a volitional repudiation of Our Divine Redeemer wrought in no small measure by the very ethos of the Novus Ordo that has dethroned Him, mocked Him, crowned Him with thorns anew, and scourged Him repeatedly.
"Conservatives" in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism do not see this. They attack the results of conciliarism's "reconciliation" with the false, naturalistic, anti-Incarnation, religiously indifferentist and semi-Pelagian principles that undergird the modern civil state, focusing on men like Evo Morales, who is but a child of conciliarism and of "liberation theology," rather than understanding that that men like Morales have emerged in public life as a result of, not in spite of, the ethos of the "Second" Vatican Council and its aftermath. This is the exact same phenomenon as that of Protestants who oppose various moral evils, such as abortion, without understanding that it was the Protestant Revolution's overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King that is the proximate cause of the problems of Modernity. Trying to fight the evils of the day with false tools, such as conciliarism's embrace of the separation of Church and State or the various and multiple errors of Protestantism, leads to the enshrinement of more and more naturalism under cover of law until paganism emerges whole from its dormancy.
The United States of America is about to engage in one of its own annual exercises in pagan self-glorification, the Super Bowl. The "half-time" presentation has become a sort of American "public liturgy," a veritable celebration of American materialism and hedonism and individualistic self-absorption. That such ostentatious displays of paganism have become commonplace in the life of the United States of America is the result of its own false foundations that have denied the sacred rights of Christ the King from the very beginning. We are only witnessing in our own land the natural degeneration that occurs as a result of naturalism, a process that has been hastened in the last four decades as most Catholics in this country have been denied access to the true Sacraments by the apostates in the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
This is true also in Bolivia. The Catholics there have lost access to the true Sacraments, making many of them predisposed to revert to their idolatrous origins. The process of degeneration in Bolivia has been hastened, as noted above, by the Novus Ordo's mania for the "inculturation of the Gospel," robbing Catholics there of their sensus Catholicus as outright paganism has been heralded. This is also true in Brazil, which has been decimated by the conciliar revolution's "inculturation of the Gospel."
Conciliarism has produced devastating results throughout the world. Far from being an agent of "improving" the conditions of "humanity" or building the "civilization of love," conciliarism has joined with the pre-existing forces of naturalism to wreak havoc in the lives of individuals and their nations.
Believing Catholics must reject conciliarism and everything to do with it as they see in these words of late Louis-Edouard-François-Desiré Cardinal Pie, a French bishop of Poitiers in the Nineteenth Century, a succinct summary of the truths concerning the Social Reign of Christ the King contained in the Deposit of Faith:
"If Jesus Christ," proclaims Msgr. Pie in a magnificent pastoral instruction, "if Jesus Christ Who is our light whereby we are drawn out of the seat of darkness and from the shadow of death, and Who has given to the world the treasure of truth and grace, if He has not enriched the world, I mean to say the social and political world itself, from the great evils which prevail in the heart of paganism, then it is to say that the work of Jesus Christ is not a divine work. Even more so: if the Gospel which would save men is incapable of procuring the actual progress of peoples, if the revealed light which is profitable to individuals is detrimental to society at large, if the scepter of Christ, sweet and beneficial to souls, and perhaps to families, is harmful and unacceptable for cities and empires; in other words, if Jesus Christ to whom the Prophets had promised and to Whom His Father had given the nations as a heritage, is not able to exercise His authority over them for it would be to their detriment and temporal disadvantage, it would have to be concluded that Jesus Christ is not God".
"To say Jesus Christ is the God of individuals and of families, but not the God of peoples and of societies, is to say that He is not God. To say that Christianity is the law of individual man and is not the law of collective man, is to say that Christianity is not divine. To say that the Church is the judge of private morality, but has nothing to do with public and political morality, is to say that the Church is not divine."
In fine, Cardinal Pie insists:
"Christianity would not be divine if it were to have existence within individuals but not with regard to societies." (
Selected Writings of Cardinal Pie of Poitiers, which is available from Mr. Hugh Akin's Catholic Action Resource Center):
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI does not believe this. Neither do his conciliar "bishops." We must believe this as we offer up to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother our poor efforts to plant a few seeds for the restoration of His Social Kingship over men and their nations, praying as many Rosaries of reparation for our sins and those of the whole world as is possible each and every day of our lives.
Saint Polycarp, a disciple of Saint John the Evangelist and a mentor of Saint Irenaeus, refused to worship at the altar of the civil state, preferring martyrdom to even giving the appearance of denying His King, Christ the King:
For who could fail to admire their nobility and patient endurance and loyalty to the Master? Seeing that when they were so torn by lashes that even as far as the veins and arteries and inward mechanism of their flesh were visible, they endured patiently, so that the very bystanders had pity and wept; while they themselves reached such a pitch of bravery that none of them uttered a cry or a groan, thus showing to us all that at that hour the martyrs of Christ being tortured were absent from the flesh, or rather that the Lord was standing by and conversing with them.
And giving heed unto the grace of Christ they despised the tortures of this world, purchasing at the cost of one hour a release from eternal punishment. And they found the fire of their inhuman torturers cold: for they set before their eyes the escape from the eternal fire which is never quenched; while with the eyes of their heart they gazed upon the good things which are reserved for those that endure patiently, things which neither ear has heard nor eye has seen, neither have they entered into the heart of man, but were shown by the Lord to them, for they were no longer men but angels already.
And in like manner also those that were condemned to the wild beasts endured fearful punishments, being made to lie on sharp shells and buffeted with other forms of manifold tortures, that the devil might, if possible, by the persistence of the punishment bring them to a denial; for he tried many wiles against them.
But thanks be to God; for He truly prevailed against all. For the right noble Germanicus encouraged their timorousness through the constancy which was in him; and he fought with the wild beasts in a signal way. For when the proconsul wished to prevail upon him and bade him have pity on his youth, he used violence and dragged the wild beast towards him, desiring the more speedily to obtain a release from their unrighteous and lawless life.
So after this all the multitude, marveling at the bravery of the God-beloved and God-fearing people of the Christians, raised a cry, "Away with the atheists; let search be made for Polycarp."
But one man, Quintus by name, a Phrygian newly arrived from Phrygia, when he saw the wild beasts, turned coward. He it was who had forced himself and some others to come forward of their own free will (and recant their faith). The proconsul by much entreaty persuaded this man to swear the oath and to offer incense. For this cause therefore, brethren, we praise not those who volunteer to recant, since the Gospel does not so teach us.
Now the glorious Polycarp at the first, when he heard it, so far from being dismayed, wanted to remain in town; but the greater part persuaded him to withdraw. So he withdrew to a farm not far distant from the city, and there he stayed with a few companions, doing nothing else night and day but praying for all men and for the churches throughout the world, for this was his constant habit.
And while praying he fell into a trance three days before his arrest, and he saw his pillow burning with fire. He turned and said to those that were with him: "It must needs be that I shall be burned alive."
Since those that were in search of him persisted, he departed to another farm. Immediately they who were in search of him came up, and not finding him, they seized two slave lads, one of whom confessed under torture;
for it was impossible for him to lie concealed, seeing that the very persons who betrayed him were people of his own household. And the captain of the police, who chanced to have the very name, being called Herod, was eager to bring him into the stadium, that he might fulfill his appointed lot, being made a partaker with Christ, while they -- his betrayers -- underwent the punishment of Judas himself.
So taking the lad with them, on the Friday about the supper hour, the police and horsemen went forth with their accustomed weapons, hurrying as against a robber. And coming up in a troop late in the evening, they found the man himself (Polycarp) in bed in an upper chamber in a certain cottage; and though he might have departed from there to another place, he would not, saying, "The will of God be done."
So when he heard that they were come, he went down and conversed with them, the bystanders marveling at his age and his constancy, and wondering why there should be so much eagerness for the apprehension of an old man like him. At that, he immediately gave orders that a table should be spread for them to eat and drink at that hour, as much as they desired. And he persuaded them to grant him an hour so he might pray unmolested;
and on their consenting, he stood up and prayed, being so full of the grace of God, that for two hours he could not hold his peace, and those that heard were amazed, and many repented that they had come against such a venerable old man.
But when at length he brought his prayer to an end, after remembering all who at any time had come in his way, small and great, high and low, and all the universal Church throughout the world, the hour of departure being come, they seated him on a donkey and brought him into the city, it being a high Sabbath.
And he was met by Herod the captain of police and his father Nicetes, who also removed him to their carriage and tried to prevail upon him, seating themselves by his side and saying, "Why, what harm is there in saying, Caesar is Lord, and offering incense," with more to this effect, "and saving yourself?" But he at first gave them no answer. When however they persisted, he said, "I am not going to do what you counsel me."
Then they, failing to persuade him, uttered threatening words and made him dismount with speed, so that he bruised his shin, as he got down from the carriage. And without even turning round, he went on his way promptly and with speed, as if nothing had happened to him, being taken to the stadium; there being such a tumult in the stadium that no man's voice could be so much as heard.
But as Polycarp entered into the stadium, a voice came to him from heaven; "Be strong, Polycarp, and play the man." And no one saw the speaker, but those of our people who were present heard the voice. And at length, when he was brought up, there was a great tumult, for they heard that Polycarp had been apprehended.
When then he was brought before him, the proconsul asked whether he were the man. And on his confessing that he was, he tried to persuade him to a denial saying, "Have respect to your age," and other things in accordance therewith, as it is their habit to say, "Swear by the genius of Caesar; repent and say, 'Away with the atheists.'" Then Polycarp with solemn countenance looked upon the whole multitude of lawless heathen that were in the stadium, and waved his hand to them; and groaning and looking up to heaven he said, "Away with the atheists."
But when the magistrate pressed him hard and said, "Swear the oath, and I will release you; revile the Christ," Polycarp said, "Eighty-six years have I been His servant, and He has done me no wrong. How then can I blaspheme my King who saved me?" (The Martyrdom of Polycarp)
How can we blaspheme Our King, Christ the King, who has saved us by associating in any way, shape or form with the apostates of the counterfeit church of conciliarism who dare to deny, openly and unapologetically, His Social Reign over men and their nations? We must cling only to those shepherds who make no concessions to concilairism or to the nonexistent "legitimacy" of its false shepherds.
As His Excellency Bishop Daniel L. Dolan quoted the murdered Father Eldred Leslie, "Dr. Ratzinger is no more the pope than Cleopatra." Well spoken, Father Leslie! Well spoken.
May we pray to Our Lady to persevere in the true Faith no matter what calumnies come our way as a result. The rewards are Heavenly. Let us trust in Our Lady to help us to restore the Social Reign of Christ the King as we make reparation for how this Kingship has been denied and buried by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and his crew of apostates that wreak so much devastation among souls and the nations in which they live.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of Good Success, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Polycarp, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints