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                   September 12. 2008

Believing in Their Own Madness

by Thomas A. Droleskey

As has been noted on this site endlessly, the essential elements from Hell that constitute the modern civil state are the false naturalistic principles premised upon man's "liberty" from the authority of the Catholic Church that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope. This "liberty" from the authority of the Catholic Church was desired by many of the "philosophes" of the Renaissance. It was wrought by the forces unleashed by Martin Luther and Thomas Cranmer and Henry VIII and John Calvin. It was cemented in place by the ethos of Judeo-Masonry that arose in the wake of Protestant's revolution against the Divine Plan that God Himself had instituted to effect man's return to Him through His Catholic Church. The rot of this infection of the false, naturalistic spirit of man's "liberty" from his very means of sanctification and salvation, the Catholic Church, permeates the entirety of the spirit of Modernity and it has shaped the counterfeit church of conciliarism's "reconciliation" with the false principles that were denounced by pope after pope prior to the death of Pope Pius XII on October 4, 1958.

Each of the premises of the modern civil state is false. Falsehoods are never the basis of justice, whether temporal or eternal. Consider these false premises, ladies and gentlemen, in order to understand that the hysteria of the moment is indeed insanity from Hell designed to convince people that we are just about to "turn a corner" in our Judeo-Masonic world. When we finally do turn that corner, however, we find once again that we are in another dead-end alleyway, once again ready to be deceived by the next secular saviour or saviourette who comes our way to convince us that voting for him or her is "essential" to "saving" or "restoring" the nation, "essential" to ending such imaginary things as "global warming" or the all-too-real genocide of the preborn that has taken place by means of chemical or surgical abortion. Believe me, I know all about that "turning the corner" delusion (see an article, We Have Learned Nothing, 2004, that I wrote in 2004 that was published in a bi-weekly Catholic newspaper ).

Is it true that each man can know personal order without assenting and submitting to the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted exclusively to the eternal safekeeping and infallible teaching authority of the one and only true Church on the face of this earth, the Catholic Church?

Is it true that nations can know social order without acknowledging the Social Reign of Christ the King as it has must be exercised by the Catholic Church?

Is it true that civil states have no direct, positive obligation mandated by God to recognize His true Church and to accord her the favor and the protection of the laws?

Is is it true that civil states have no obligation to help to foster those conditions in which their citizens can better sanctify and thus to save their souls as members of the Catholic Church?

Is it true that men can pursue virtue over the course of the long term without belief in, access to, and cooperation with Sanctifying Grace?

Is it true that there is no correlation between order within the souls of men, premised as it must be upon a submission to the Deposit of Faith and a cooperation with Sanctifying Grace, and order within nations and peace among them?

Is it true that man has a right from God to propagate various errors under the cover of law?

Is it true that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order?

The ethos of Modernity, wrought by Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry, would have us believe that the answer to each of these questions is a resounding "No!" Most Catholics, including those who consider themselves traditionally-minded across the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide, would answer a resounding "No!" as well to each of these questions, expressing shock and horror and outrage that anyone would dare to suggest that the answer is a resounding "Yes!" to each and every question.

Thus it is that the average American, including the average Catholic in the United States of America, thinks and acts and speaks naturalistically, finding the mention of the supernatural in the "ordinary" events of daily life to be itself entirely unnatural and foreign to the common good, if not an exercise in "needless" division and rank denominationalism, to note the term used by the disciple of the Americanist philosopher Leo Strauss, Dr. Alan Keyes, at a pro-life fund-raising dinner in the Fall of 1997. If we make advertence to God as Americans, you see, we must do so in a non-denominational way. This is the "American" way, you see. It is also the way of the devil, who does not want God's rational creatures to know that there is not other way to view the world than as Catholics and that we are called at all times to speak and to act and to think only as Catholics who make no compromises at all with the ethos of a world that it is in his, the devil's grip.

Does the following declarative sentence contained in Pope Leo XIII's Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890, bind our consciences at all times and in all circumstances without any exception whatsoever?

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.


Modernity rejects this simple declarative sentence of Catholic truth. So does the Modernism of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, which has made its "reconciliation" with the "principles" of 1787 (the American Constitution and its pluralism) and 1789 (the French Revolution and its Anti-Theism).

Those steeped in the false, naturalistic, anti-Incarnational, religiously indifferentist and semi-Pelagian errors of Modernity are looking for their "salvation," if you will, in all of the wrong places, trusting that this or that election or this or that "program" or that is or that "strategy" or this or that "philosophy" or this or that "ideology" is going to "save" the day. Such people must spend their lives lost in a sea of naturalistic madness that brings unhappiness into the lives of individuals who are incapable of embrace their daily crosses as being fashioned for them from all eternity by the very loving hand of God Himself for His greater honor and glory and their own sanctification and salvation, and chaos in the lives of nations, which must of necessity be steeped in violence and degradation and degeneration and perversity (including the perversity of usury, the very foundation of our Judeo-Calvinist economic system).

Rejecting the true Faith as their infallible guide to daily living and the only safe harbor by which they can enter the port of eternal happiness in Heaven, those steeped in the madness of naturalism must look to someone to guide them. The despicable, reprehensible pro-abortion Mayor of the City of New York, Michael R. Bloomberg, quoted the following poem, written by a man named Wendell Berry (yes, Kentuckians, you get to claim him, now don't you?), when he, Bloomberg, closed the "remembrance" ceremonies at Zuccotti Park near the site of the former twin towers of the World Trade Center, yesterday, September 11, 2008:

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free. (Wendell Berry,  The Peace of Wild Things - Poem by Wendell Berry.)


"I rest in the grace of the world, and am free." That's about a firm a statement of Judeo-Masonry as you are ever going to find. "I rest in the grace of the world, and am free." Michael R. Bloomberg believes in this madness.

A world that has rejected the Social Reign of Christ the King as it must be exercised by His true Church is not free. Such a world is in the grip of the devil. It is in need of being converted to the one and only true Faith. Alas, how is it possible for men such as Michael R. Bloomberg to know or to accept the truth when the elders of the counterfeit church of conciliarism never seek their conversion out of their falsehoods and to the true Faith that they, the conciliarists, have rejected for the lies of Modernism's multiple accommodations to the false ethos of Modernity? Men who believe in the madness of conciliarism are in no position to help those steeped in the madness of Modernity find their way to the bright light of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His Catholic Church.

As I have noted so many times before, the path out of this madness is not "conservatism." One cannot fight the madness of one species of naturalism with yet another species of naturalism as to do so is yield ground to the devil constantly in order to prevent a supposedly "greater" evil from triumphing at any point in time. The Apostles had no political program to convert the world. It is no political program that has ever changed the world for the better. It is Catholicism, and Catholicism alone, that changes the world for the better as souls are converted to the Faith and then re-converted on a daily basis in cooperation with the graces won for us by the shedding of every single drop of the 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, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, and to make reparation for their own sins and those of the whole world.

The exigencies of any given moment in history can convince us that there must be some "short cut" or, at the very least, "practical" way to resolve social problems or to retard social evils that have their remote cause in Original Sin and their proximate cause in our own Actual Sins. There is no "short cut," no seemingly "practical" way to resolve problems that are the result of human sins.

You see, a seeming "victory" in one election must be "secured" in two or four years later as said "victory" is always "at risk" by the shifting sentiments of a populace swayed by various currents in an seawall of irrationality and emotionalism that have no foundation in natural reason or in supernatural Faith. Hysteria must be whipped up over and over again as various histrionic claims ("Roe v. Wade will be gone by the end of the decade" if certain candidates win--I mean, I believed this when Ronald Wilson Reagan was elected on November 7, 1980; uh, aren't we a little smarter than this now?) are made by various pundits about what could happen if we take "advantage" of one apparent opportunity that might never present itself again.

Even the histrionic claims themselves belie the subtleties of the actual reality that the apparent "good" to be accomplished after "the most important election ever" (every presidential election is so characterized, my friends!) is a bit more complex than the sound bite would make it out to be. For example, even if the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States of America reversed its decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, surgical baby-killing under cover of law would remain legal in forty-three states of the United States of America (see the chart in Good Intentions Do Not Redeem Moral Flaws).

This is the reality that so few people want to discuss or even consider. The easy, emotional sound-bite, one of the many curses of the ethos of naturalism produced by Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry, makes it far easier to convince ourselves in the veracity of fables or urban legends than to do the hard work of researching facts to discover that babies will be killed by surgical means in forty-three states after Roe v. Wade just as surely as they are being killed today, and that no restrictions at all would be placed on the chemical assassinations of children by means of contraceptive pills and devices. No one who describes himself or herself as "100% pro-contraception" is a friend of God or of the social order that is produced by only the conformity of the wills of the men for whom He shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood to redeem to His own Will as He has made It manifest through the Catholic Church.

Alas, those who believe in the madness of the naturalist "left" or the madness of the naturalist "right" will continue to spin their wheels as they pound the drums every four years to "warn" us sternly that this year the "last chance" that we will ever have to "set things straight." However, "things" can never be set "straight" until souls are set straight by means of converting to the Catholic Faith and/or returning thereto as they seek to live penitentially as totally consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. I mean, what part of the following excerpt from Pope Saint Pius X's Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910, is difficult for Catholics to understand and to accept?

Here we have, founded by Catholics, an inter-denominational association that is to work for the reform of civilization, an undertaking which is above all religious in character; for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact.


Yes, Pope Saint Pius X used Il Fermo Proposito, June 11, 1905, to reverse Pope Leo XIII's ban on the participation of Italian Catholics in the machinery of the Masonic government of the Kingdom of Italy, doing so upon the condition that a rational good could be accomplished and on the condition that Catholics act and speak like Catholics:

For Catholic Action to be most effective it is not enough that it adapt itself to social needs only. It must also employ all those practical means which the findings of social and economic studies place in its hands. It must profit from the experience gained elsewhere. It must be vitally aware of the conditions of civil society, and the public life of states. Otherwise it runs the risk of wasting time in searching for novelties and hazardous theories while overlooking the good, safe and tried means at hand. Again, perhaps it may propose institutions and methods belonging to other times but no longer understood by the people of the present day. Or, finally, it may go only half way, failing to use, in the measure in which they are granted, those civil rights which modern constitutions today offer all, and therefore also Catholics. In particular, the present constitution of states offers indiscriminately to all the right to influence public opinion, and Catholics, with due respect for the obligations imposed by the law of God and the precepts of the Church, can certainly use this to their advantage. In such a way they can prove themselves as capable as others (in fact, more capable than others) by cooperating in the material and civil welfare of the people. In so doing they shall acquire that authority and prestige which will make them capable of defending and promoting a higher good, namely, that of the soul.

These civil rights are of various kinds, even to the extent of directly participating in the political life of the country by representing the people in the legislative halls. Most serious reasons, however, dissuade Us, Venerable Brethren, from departing from that norm which Our Predecessor, Leo XIII, of blessed memory, decreed during his Pontificate. According to his decree it was universally forbidden in Italy for Catholics to participate in the legislative power. Other reasons equally grave, however, founded upon the supreme good of society which must be preserved at all costs demand that in particular cases a dispensation from the law be granted especially when you, Venerable Brethren, recognize the strict necessity of it for the good of souls and the interest of your churches, and you request such a dispensation.

This concession places a duty on all Catholics to prepare themselves prudently and seriously for political life in case they may be called to it. Hence it is of the utmost importance that the same activity (previously so praiseworthily planned by Catholics for the purpose of preparing themselves by means of good electoral organization for the administrative life of common and provincial councils) be extended to a suitable preparation and organization for political life. This was already recommended by the Circular of December 3, 1904, issued by the general Presidency of Economic Works in Italy. At the same time the other principles which regulate the conscience of every true Catholic must be inculcated and put into practice. Above all else he must remember to be and to act in every circumstance as a true Catholic, accepting and fulfilling public offices with the firm and constant resolution of promoting by every means the social and economic welfare of the country and particularly of the people, according to the maxims of a truly Christian civilization, and at the same time defending the supreme interests of the Church, which are those of religion and justice.


In other words, Catholics must be Catholic if they are going to exercise the franchise and/or serve in government. Inter-denominationalism or non-denominationalism is opposed to true Catholic Action and winds up legitimizing the "lowest common denominator" as the foundation of electoral politics and public policy, as Pope Saint Pius X noted in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1832:

This being said, what must be thought of the promiscuity in which young Catholics will be caught up with heterodox and unbelieving folk in a work of this nature? Is it not a thousand-fold more dangerous for them than a neutral association? What are we to think of this appeal to all the heterodox, and to all the unbelievers, to prove the excellence of their convictions in the social sphere in a sort of apologetic contest? Has not this contest lasted for nineteen centuries in conditions less dangerous for the faith of Catholics? And was it not all to the credit of the Catholic Church? What are we to think of this respect for all errors, and of this strange invitation made by a Catholic to all the dissidents to strengthen their convictions through study so that they may have more and more abundant sources of fresh forces? What are we to think of an association in which all religions and even Free-Thought may express themselves openly and in complete freedom? For the Sillonists who, in public lectures and elsewhere, proudly proclaim their personal faith, certainly do not intend to silence others nor do they intend to prevent a Protestant from asserting his Protestantism, and the skeptic from affirming his skepticism. Finally, what are we to think of a Catholic who, on entering his study group, leaves his Catholicism outside the door so as not to alarm his comrades who, “dreaming of disinterested social action, are not inclined to make it serve the triumph of interests, coteries and even convictions whatever they may be”? Such is the profession of faith of the New Democratic Committee for Social Action which has taken over the main objective of the previous organization and which, they say, “breaking the double meaning which surround the Greater Sillon both in reactionary and anti-clerical circles”, is now open to all men “who respect moral and religious forces and who are convinced that no genuine social emancipation is possible without the leaven of generous idealism". . . .

However, let not these priests be misled, in the maze of current opinions, by the miracles of a false Democracy. Let them not borrow from the Rhetoric of the worst enemies of the Church and of the people, the high-flown phrases, full of promises; which are as high-sounding as unattainable. Let them be convinced that the social question and social science did not arise only yesterday; that the Church and the State, at all times and in happy concert, have raised up fruitful organizations to this end; that the Church, which has never betrayed the happiness of the people by consenting to dubious alliances, does not have to free herself from the past; that all that is needed is to take up again, with the help of the true workers for a social restoration, the organisms which the Revolution shattered, and to adapt them, in the same Christian spirit that inspired them, to the new environment arising from the material development of today’s society. Indeed, the true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries, nor innovators: they are traditionalists.


Other recent articles have indicated that the belief that one set of naturalists in the United States of America is somehow "less dangerous" than another set is erroneous. I have documented time and time and again how evil advances by leaps and bounds in "conservative" presidential administration as in "liberal" ones. It's just that most "conservative" Americans go to sleep for four or eight years when one of their "own" is in power, believing that all is well and reacting very angrily when they are presented with the facts of what their "pro-life" presidents have done to promote one evil after another under cover of law and in popular culture (and I continue to insist--and as I will continue to insist--that there are few greater social evils than mothers with young children leaving the home to enter the work force, no less electoral politics, electively when there is no necessity of doing so, no less offending God greatly in the manner of their immodest dress as they are extolled by so many as veritable "role models" for our daughters).

To assert the noninfallible prudential judgment, binding on no one, that there is no real, rational good to be accomplished by means of participation in the fraudulent nature of our Judeo-Masonic electoral system is not to place oneself beyond the pale of the Catholic Faith. As noted on the home page of this site late last evening, there are a number of examples of this (others will be added soon), and I thank a champion of the Social Reign of Christ the King, Mr. Daniel Leonardi, who has the incalculable benefit of being a native Long Islander, compiling these quotes (another of which he took from We Have Learned Nothing, 2004, which was published in a bi-weekly Catholic publication and then reprinted in Restoring Christ as the King of All Nations in 2005):

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.)

"...we must have everybody vote without distinction of classes and qualifications. . . . This was the foundation of the mine which we have laid under the goy people...." Protocol #10, Protocols of the Elders of Zion)

To most Americans the word "politics" means "voting." For over two hundred years we have been conditioned to view the yeas an nays in an arena where someone is always running for election and some new policy being considered. There seems to be no other way, for according our Declaration of Independence all men are created equal. Furthermore, because governments, "derive their just powers from the consent of the governed....it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish.... and to institute a new government, laying its foundations on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."

This revolutionary doctrine established perpetual change as principle in a political economy where men are all equal and must govern themselves as they see fit at any given moment, obviously some means of arriving at a consensus must be devised. So far, voting has provided the only practical solution to the problem. It was the expedient agreed upon for making one out of many and getting something done. Without voting, the national pluribus would have no unum worth mentioning. It is the indispensable building-block of democracy and inalienable warrant of individual liberty.

Catholics should know better but probably can't if they were cradled in the democratic religion.

Although votes may be integral to democracy, the faith alone should tell us they are not integral to politics. The connection is entirely accidental. Human government draws is fundamentals from natural law, which does not change with the times. Opinion has nothing to do with it. Universal suffrage, now accepted as a law of life, was an eighteenth century innovation, unknown till them even in the Greek city states. For thousands of years great empires subsisted without it.

The essence of politics is not votes, but the transmission of authority, which according to natural law can only proceed downward from God throughout society. So the Church always taught before the Second Vatican Council. Voting as practiced in modern times is the indispensable adjunct to the democratic heresy because it is the device whereby authority is allegedly transmitted upward from the people instead of downward from God. (Solange Hertz, Utopia.)

"Sovereignty of the People is a Heresy," by Monsignor Charles Maignen:

"Philosophy teaches that monarchy is the best form of government and if the Church should one day pronounce Itself upon this question of principle, without proscribing any regular form, it is in this sense that She will do so.

"We know, on the other hand, that the partisans of the sovereignty of the people prefer the republic to the monarchy, even to a constitutional monarchy, and they establish or intend to establish it throughout.

"It is, then, natural that in France, country of logic and of extreme consequences, the battle of the two principles manifests itself by the battle of the political forms which are, each for its part, the most perfect expressions of each.

"Before all, the question must clearly be set dow, in as much as it is a matter of minds, ultimately to have a touch-stone which will enable the true children of the Church to be recognized, which would unite Her, by separating the good grain along with the truth.

"If Catholics are divided, it is because they are not separated enough from their enemies.

"Many allow themselves to be taken in by appearances and formulas; the fundamental object of the debate must be placed in the light and in evidence in order to show where the enemy is, if one would truly conquer it.

"The revolutionary dogma of the sovereignty of the people; there is the enemy!

"So long as this error will continue to dominate minds, there will not be a single government in the entire world that would be able to remain Christian.

"Christian monarchy will not be possible, without a people who knows how to obey, and a king who dares to command.

"Even a Christian republic will be impossible, because it foolishly would establish a popular government, whereupon the people would not know the limits to its sovereignty.

"All efforts of the Church and of Catholics must, then, tend towards this goal; that of proclaiming the degeneration of man who has usurped, in society, the place of God.

"The Church, one day, will do it. She will strike an anathema upon the fundamental dogma of the Revolution; viz: 'He would say that sovereignty does not come from God, but from the people and resides essentially in the nation, let him be anathema.'"

"This will be the day of triumph!" (page 2)

page 53--"How can you place an anathema upon the dogma of the sovereignty of the people, if you look to it for salvation?

"How can you proclaim the impresciptible and divine rights of the Church, if the program you would establish for its defense is an electoral program, destined to rally the majority of men of these times?

"O infernal ruse of the spirit of lies which leads us into this parade!

"Come away from the cloven hooves of popular votes! O Catholics, there is no other way out!"


Obviously, it took me until Sunday, October 4, 2004, to start to think about these truths a bit, and then to accept them. Although others will disagree and contend that "things" are "different" "this year" (they're always "different" each election year, aren't they?), nothing other than an unfounded "hope" can be adduced to "prove" that those who are steeped in the various errors of Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry will do anything other than add to the confusion caused by the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King and the social degeneration that can be retarded only by the conversion of men and nations to the true Faith. There is no rational foundation to believe that some "fresh" faces amongst the naturalists of the "conservative" bent will bring us a "respite." Such is an illusion. Indeed, such is the delusion of the "infernal ruse of the spirit of lies which leads us into this parade," a parade in which the likes of Michael R. Bloomberg and Sarah Heath Palin are both "at home" in our country of "diversity" and "universal tolerance." Others have made the case against enabling the farce of the modern civil state long before the present day. It is a bit rash to dismiss the case against enabling the farce of the modern civil state as being without foundation in Catholic thought or without justification in our current circumstances.

Today is the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, which was invoked by Polish King John (or Jan) Sobieski as he fought the Turks at the Gates of Vienna three hundred twenty-five years ago tomorrow, that is, on September 13, 1683:

In 1683 Turkish forces threatened once again to overrun Europe. They carried the war into Austria for the purpose of annihilating the Catholic religion. Kara Mustapha, Grand Vizier of Mahomet IV, had boasted that he would not rest until he had stabled his master's horses at Saint Peter's in Rome. With an army 300,000 strong, the leader of the infidels arrived at the gates of Vienna and laid siege to the city. Days of enemy assaults, fire, and disease had reduced the Austrian capital to the last extremity. A small garrison of exhausted men, under the command of the courageous Imperial General, Count Starhemberg, himself wounded in the attack, fought desperately, with no earthly help in sight.

Pope Innocent XI urgently appealed to the princes of Europe on behalf of the beleaguered city and, on the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, the "Unvanquished Lion of the North", John Sobieski, King of Poland, mounted his war-horse, going forth to battle for the glory of the cross and the preservation of all Christendom. (Letter to Blessed Pope Innocent XVI)

Before Our Lady's altar in Her sanctuary in Czestochowa, the King raised his sword and vowed not to sheathe it until the mighty Queen of Heaven had given victory. The army asked Her blessings on their enterprise. Marching towards Vienna, the men prayed the Holy Rosary, Sobieski, wearing an image of Our Lady of Czestochowa, gave his soldiers their battle cry: In the Name of Mary: Lord God, help!

Joining up with the Imperial army, under the command of Charles, Duke of Lorraine, John Sobieski, whose tranquil presence in the midst of fiercest combat had such power with his own forces, had been unanimously chosen to lead the united armies of Europe. Many a time had his fearless leadership routed the Moslem invaders!

At five o'clock on the morning of September 12, the Holy Sacrifice was celebrated by the papal legate, Father Marco d'Aviano, on the heights of Mount Kalemberg, overlooking the Austrian capital. The King yielded to no one in the honor serving that Mass. The armies of Christendom knelt in humble prayer. Later on that same day, Father Marco was to see a white dove hovering over this very king and his men while the battled raged, a sign of the victory to come.

The King gave a signal. Drums rolled, cannons roared and the great human avalanche plunged down the steep mountain precipices shouting, Jesus! Mary! Sobieski! Jesus! Mary! Sobieski!

Many were the separate and terrible combats on that memorable day, but suffice it to say that by five in the afternoon, the warrior king brandished his sword and charged upon the tent of the Turkish leader, shouting the words of the prophet king [David], Non nobis Domine exercituum, non nobis, sed Nomini tuo da gloriam. Not to us, O Lord of Host, not to us, but to Thy name give the glory. [Psalm 113:9]

The name of Sobieski spread panic throughout the enemy camp. Kara Mustapha, trembling in his boots, turned to the Tarter Khan, Selim Gieray, Can you not save me? he pleaded. I know the Polish king, Selim replied, where he is, flight is our only refuge. Look out upon the firmament and you will see that God Himself is against us. (The two armies saw the crescent moon fade in the skies.) The Moslem army fled in terror. Sobieski and his men attributed their victory to God and the power of Our Lady's name.

We are now on our march to Hungary, the king wrote, taking advantage of their distraction to defeat the remainder of their scattered troops. I have all the princes of the Empire my companions in this enterprise, who tell me they are ready to follow such a leader not only into Hungary but to the end of the world...Thanks be to Heaven, now the half-moon triumphs no longer over the Cross.

Blessed Pope Innocent XI, established the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary to be celebrated on the twelfth of September each year as a perpetual memory of the victory of Vienna. (The Garland of Roses)


You show me a John Sobieski, who invoked the Holy Name of Mary, she who is our life, our sweetness and our hope, in the Battle at the Gates of Vienna, or Gabriel Garcia Moreno, that great champion of the Social Reign of Christ the King and Our Lady of Good Success in Ecuador, and I will say, that, yes, "things" have changed. However, "things" won't change until we change, that is, until we are converted from our sins and from our immersion into the delusions of Modernity and Modernism. And to effect this kind of real change that we can believe in, my friends, we must entrust ourselves to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit, spending time with Our Eucharistic King in His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament, and accusing ourselves weekly in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance. Any other kind of "change" is illusory, transitory and is from the devil.

Let the naturalists believe in the madness of naturalism as they "rest in the grace of the world" to find their "freedom." Catholics know that they are made free from the power of sin and eternal death by the Sacrifice of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity made Man on the wood of the Holy Cross to His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Father in Spirit and in Truth. It is the Cross of this Divine Redeemer that set us free, and nothing us, and it is by this standard of true human freedom, the Holy Cross, that Our Lady stood so valiantly, and at which she stands mystically at every offering of the Mass by a true bishop or a true priest.

Let us entrust ourselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary as we wear (and fulfill the obligations attached to) the Brown Scapulars and distribute blessed Green Scapulars to those whom God's Holy Providence each day as we try to fulfill as best we can Our Lady's Fatima Message of reparation in our own lives. This is the path to real change that we can believe in. This and this alone is the path out of the madness that have been convinced is reality, a madness that will pass with all men and women salute the Mother of God daily with exclamations of "Ave Maria" and when she is honored publicly as our Queen and her Divine Son is greeted with shouts of:

Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!


Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, 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.

See also: A Litany of Saints

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