Conversion of Russia Update
Thomas A. Droleskey
Americans, steeped in the throes of naturalism, sleep while their statist masters expand their already sweeping measures to spy on them. Ordinary citizens are concerned by our statist masters to be potential criminals, people who must be investigated because it is the "duty" of the "government" to investigate them as one never knows if an "apparently innocent" citizen is actually engaging in illegal activities. It is thus better for the "government" to know who is on the verge of "breaking the law" or who might be prone to doing so, thus necessitating searching commercial databases and personal garbage for evidence of "crimes."
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Justice, has issued new "guidelines" to permit the expansion of searches conducted not only without warrants but without any reasonable probable cause that any kind of crime, no less a real one, has been committed or is in the final stages of planning before commission. In an era when speech is regulated by the politically correct censors of the civil state for any possible offense given to those engaged in perverse actions that violate the binding precepts of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments and to those who support the nonexistent "right" of women to kill their innocent preborn children, whether by chemical or surgical means, and to our lords and masters who enslave us with their statist schemes, such an expansion of the F.B.I.'s warrantless searches is yet more proof of the failure to take seriously and thus to fulfill Our Lady's Fatima Message by the proper consecration of Russia to her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart by a true pope with all of the world's true bishops. The errors of Russia, which are the anti-Incarnational errors of Modernity, continue to spread. as the "people" enjoy their bread and circuses. See F.B.I. Giving Agents New Powers in Revised Manual.)
Indeed, the transformation of the United States of America from the appearance of being a "beacon of liberty" to a statist prison camp with invisible walls did not occur overnight. Not at all. The transformation began on July 4, 1776, when naturalists founded a nation (with the support of perhaps only a third of the residents of the thirteen English colonies that were located up and down the Atlantic seaboard) upon false, naturalistic, anti-Incarnational and semi-Pelagian principles. That is, a nation that does not subordinate a pursuit of the common temporal good in light of man's Last End, keeping in mind the necessity of never violating the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as they have been entrusted by the God-Man Himself, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, must degenerate over the course of time into a totalitarian state.
It is only the Catholic Church that can provide to men the conditions necessary for the right of use of their free wills. It is only the Catholic Church that can prevent the rise of the totalitarian state from the ashes of failed naturalist enterprises to preserve "liberty" and to provide for "limited" self-government replete with a separation of powers with the branches of a national government a proper division of powers between that national government and state or provincial governments. It is precisely because the Catholic Church is the ultimate check against totalitarianism that she has to attacked violently by those ideologues intent on imposing totalitarianism all at once in those countries where she once exercised, although never perfectly or consistently, the Social Reign of Christ the King.
The Faith was attacked insidiously in this country from its very inception by the prevailing ethos of naturalism and religious indifferentism wrought by the Protestant Revolt and the rise of Judeo-Masonry and a whole host of multifaceted, inter-related naturalistic ideologies and "philosophies" that, though they may differ with each other on various specifics of thought and praxis, are absolutely as one in contending that it is not necessary for the civil state to recognize the Faith, that it is possible for men, both individually and collectively in the institutions of civil governance, to organize themselves without reference to the Deposit of Faith and that it is possible for men to be be virtuous without belief in, access to and cooperation with Sanctifying Grace. Men who believe in these lies will be imprisoned by the "state" sooner or later. (See:
Socialism, Straight From Your "Pro-Life" Conservative,
From Luther to Bush to Obama,
A Country Full of Boiled Frogs,
Making Us Our Own Jailers,
Although many commentators steeped in some sort of "conservative" or "libertarian" or "constitutionalist" bent of naturalism focus on the minutiae of the particular ways in which the civil state has grown in the United States of America in the past one hundred years, none of these commentators is willing to examine the flawed premises of the modern civil state. It is, of course, impossible for there to be a truly well-ordered nation if men, whether acting individually or collectively, defy the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law and if they believe that they can be "good" by means of their own unaided powers. Men need the Catholic Faith in their own personal lives. Men need the Catholic Faith in the social lives of their nations.
Pope Saint Pius X, writing in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910, put the matter this way, reminding us that the common temporal good is not founded on a respect for errors and that men need the Catholic Faith to reform their own souls as an absolute and fundamental precondition for the reformation of their societies:
The same applies to the notion of Fraternity which they found on the love of common interest or, beyond all philosophies and religions, on the mere notion of humanity, thus embracing with an equal love and tolerance all human beings and their miseries, whether these are intellectual, moral, or physical and temporal. But Catholic doctrine tells us that the primary duty of charity does not lie in the toleration of false ideas, however sincere they may be, nor in the theoretical or practical indifference towards the errors and vices in which we see our brethren plunged, but in the zeal for their intellectual and moral improvement as well as for their material well-being. Catholic doctrine further tells us that love for our neighbor flows from our love for God, Who is Father to all, and goal of the whole human family; and in Jesus Christ whose members we are, to the point that in doing good to others we are doing good to Jesus Christ Himself. Any other kind of love is sheer illusion, sterile and fleeting.
Indeed, we have the human experience of pagan and secular societies of ages past to show that concern for common interests or affinities of nature weigh very little against the passions and wild desires of the heart. No, Venerable Brethren, there is no genuine fraternity outside Christian charity. Through the love of God and His Son Jesus Christ Our Saviour, Christian charity embraces all men, comforts all, and leads all to the same faith and same heavenly happiness.
By separating fraternity from Christian charity thus understood, Democracy, far from being a progress, would mean a disastrous step backwards for civilization. If, as We desire with all Our heart, the highest possible peak of well being for society and its members is to be attained through fraternity or, as it is also called, universal solidarity, all minds must be united in the knowledge of Truth, all wills united in morality, and all hearts in the love of God and His Son Jesus Christ. But this union is attainable only by Catholic charity, and that is why Catholic charity alone can lead the people in the march of progress towards the ideal civilization.
Finally, at the root of all their fallacies on social questions, lie the false hopes of Sillonists on human dignity. According to them, Man will be a man truly worthy of the name only when he has acquired a strong, enlightened, and independent consciousness, able to do without a master, obeying only himself, and able to assume the most demanding responsibilities without faltering. Such are the big words by which human pride is exalted, like a dream carrying Man away without light, without guidance, and without help into the realm of illusion in which he will be destroyed by his errors and passions whilst awaiting the glorious day of his full consciousness. And that great day, when will it come? Unless human nature can be changed, which is not within the power of the Sillonists, will that day ever come? Did the Saints who brought human dignity to its highest point, possess that kind of dignity? And what of the lowly of this earth who are unable to raise so high but are content to plow their furrow modestly at the level where Providence placed them? They who are diligently discharging their duties with Christian humility, obedience, and patience, are they not also worthy of being called men? Will not Our Lord take them one day out of their obscurity and place them in heaven amongst the princes of His people?. . . .
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.
Men who reject this simple reiteration of Catholic truth will find that all of the electoral schemes and grand strategies and petition drives and other devices that come straight from the devil's revolution against the Social Reign of Christ the King by way of the Protestant Revolt and Judeo-Masonry and Modernism will come to nothing. The civil state must degenerate over the course of time if those who hold the reins of power within it do not pursue the common temporal good in light of man's Last End. The civil state must come to dominate every aspect of human existence if the true Faith does not do so.
As has been noted many times on this site, the power grab that Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus and his allies in the "leftist" bent of naturalism is simply the logical, inexorable result of a political, social, economic and cultural order founded on a variety of false and inter-related naturalistic premises.
Pope Gregory XVI explained in Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832, would happen if men persisted in the madness of licentiousness represented by the falsehoods of "freedom of speech" and "freedom of the press:"
This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it. "But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error," as Augustine was wont to say. When all restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to ruin. Then truly "the bottomless pit" is open from which John saw smoke ascending which obscured the sun, and out of which locusts flew forth to devastate the earth. Thence comes transformation of minds, corruption of youths, contempt of sacred things and holy laws -- in other words, a pestilence more deadly to the state than any other. Experience shows, even from earliest times, that cities renowned for wealth, dominion, and glory perished as a result of this single evil, namely immoderate freedom of opinion, license of free speech, and desire for novelty.
There is no turning back this "pestilence more deadly to the state than any other" by any sort of naturalistic means. The statists who are taking full advantage of the chaos created by the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King wrought by the Protestant Revolt and the rise of Judeo-Masonry believe most firmly in their "secular religion" and they believe that anyone who dissents from their "dogmatic beliefs" and their "ex cathedra" pronouncements is, if you will, a "heretic," although their propagandists usually thrown around terms such as "bigoted," "mentally ill," "reactionary," "judgmental" and "divisive," among other slogans, to denounce those who oppose the gradual imposition of totalitarianism (political, legal, social, cultural, economic, corporate) with the support of large numbers of people at the ballot box.
Political ecumenists would have us believe that the evils of statism can be retarded by "joint action" with Protestants and Orthodox Jews and Mohammedans and even atheists who are outraged by the ways in which governments at the state, local and national levels have increased their intervention in the private sector and have attempted to curb legitimate liberties as a very sophisticated--and frequently hard for the average person to detect--system of thought control is imposed with great precision and exactitude. However, it is precisely the religious indifferentism that has advanced by leaps and bounds a result of the Protestant Revolution and the rise of Judeo-Masonry that has created the conditions that made the triumph of the monster state, where atheism is the lowest common denominator, inevitable.
Pope Leo XIII, writing in Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885, explained that state indifference to the true religion results in the triumph of practical atheism as the lowest common denominator. He explained fifteen years to the day later, in Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, that secularism results in the corruption of law and makes the pursuit of the common temporal good undertaken in light of man's Last End impossible to realize:
To hold, therefore, that there is no difference in matters of religion between forms that are unlike each other, and even contrary to each other, most clearly leads in the end to the rejection of all religion in both theory and practice. And this is the same thing as atheism, however it may differ from it in name. Men who really believe in the existence of God must, in order to be consistent with themselves and to avoid absurd conclusions, understand that differing modes of divine worship involving dissimilarity and conflict even on most important points cannot all be equally probable, equally good, and equally acceptable to God. (Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885.)
We are indeed now very far removed in time from the first beginnings of Redemption; but what difference does this make when the benefits thereof are perennial and immortal? He who once hath restored human nature ruined by sin the same preserveth and will preserve it for ever. "He gave Himself a redemption for all" (1 Timothy ii., 6)."In Christ all shall be made alive" (1 Corinthians xv., 22). "And of His Kingdom there shall be no end" (Luke i., 33). Hence by God's eternal decree the salvation of all men, both severally and collectively, depends upon Jesus Christ. Those who abandon Him become guilty by the very fact, in their blindness and folly, of their own ruin; whilst at the same time they do all that in them lies to bring about a violent reaction of mankind in the direction of that mass of evils and miseries from which the Redeemer in His mercy had freed them.
Those who go astray from the road wander far from the goal they aim at. Similarly, if the pure and true light of truth be rejected, men's minds must necessarily be darkened and their souls deceived by deplorably false ideas. What hope of salvation can they have who abandon the very principle and fountain of life? Christ alone is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John xiv., 6). If He be abandoned the three necessary conditions of salvation are removed.
It is surely unnecessary to prove, what experience constantly shows and what each individual feels in himself, even in the very midst of all temporal prosperity-that in God alone can the human will find absolute and perfect peace. God is the only end of man. All our life on earth is the truthful and exact image of a pilgrimage. Now Christ is the "Way," for we can never reach God, the supreme and ultimate good, by this toilsome and doubtful road of mortal life, except with Christ as our leader and guide. How so? Firstly and chiefly by His grace; but this would remain "void" in man if the precepts of His law were neglected. For, as was necessarily the case after Jesus Christ had won our salvation, He left behind Him His Law for the protection and welfare of the human race, under the guidance of which men, converted from evil life, might safely tend towards God. "Going, teach ye all nations . . . teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you" (Matthew xxviii., 19-20). "Keep my commandments" john xiv., 15). Hence it will be understood that in the Christian religion the first and most necessary condition is docility to the precepts of Jesus Christ, absolute loyalty of will towards Him as Lord and King. A serious duty, and one which oftentimes calls for strenuous labour, earnest endeavour, and perseverance! For although by Our Redeemer's grace human nature hath been regenerated, still there remains in each individual a certain debility and tendency to evil. Various natural appetites attract man on one side and the other; the allurements of the material world impel his soul to follow after what is pleasant rather than the law of Christ. Still we must strive our best and resist our natural inclinations with all our strength "unto the obedience of Christ." For unless they obey reason they become our masters, and carrying the whole man away from Christ, make him their slave. "Men of corrupt mind, who have made shipwreck of the faith, cannot help being slaves. . . They are slaves to a threefold concupiscence: of will, of pride, or of outward show" (St. Augustine, De Vera Religione, 37). In this contest every man must be prepared to undergo hard ships and troubles for Christ's sake. It is difficult to reject what so powerfully entices and delights. It is hard and painful to despise the supposed goods of the senses and of fortune for the will and precepts of Christ our Lord. But the Christian is absolutely obliged to be firm, and patient in suffering, if he wish to lead a Christian life. Have we forgotten of what Body and of what Head we are the members? "Having joy set before Him, He endured the Cross," and He bade us deny ourselves. The very dignity of human nature depends upon this disposition of mind. For, as even the ancient Pagan philosophy perceived, to be master of oneself and to make the lower part of the soul, obey the superior part, is so far from being a weakness of will that it is really a noble power, in consonance with right reason and most worthy of a man. Moreover, to bear and to suffer is the ordinary condition of man. Man can no more create for himself a life free from suffering and filled with all happiness that he can abrogate the decrees of his Divine Maker, who has willed that the consequences of original sin should be perpetual. It is reasonable, therefore, not to expect an end to troubles in this world, but rather to steel one's soul to bear troubles, by which we are taught to look forward with certainty to supreme happiness. Christ has not promised eternal bliss in heaven to riches, nor to a life of ease, to honours or to power, but to longsuffering and to tears, to the love of justice and to cleanness of heart.
From this it may clearly be seen what consequences are to be expected from that false pride which, rejecting our Saviour's Kingship, places man at the summit of all things and declares that human nature must rule supreme. And yet, this supreme rule can neither be attained nor even defined. The rule of Jesus Christ derives its form and its power from Divine Love: a holy and orderly charity is both its foundation and its crown. Its necessary consequences are the strict fulfilment of duty, respect of mutual rights, the estimation of the things of heaven above those of earth, the preference of the love of God to all things. But this supremacy of man, which openly rejects Christ, or at least ignores Him, is entirely founded upon selfishness, knowing neither charity nor selfdevotion. Man may indeed be king, through Jesus Christ: but only on condition that he first of all obey God, and diligently seek his rule of life in God's law. By the law of Christ we mean not only the natural precepts of morality and the Ancient Law, all of which Jesus Christ has perfected and crowned by His declaration, explanation and sanction; but also the rest of His doctrine and His own peculiar institutions. Of these the chief is His Church. Indeed whatsoever things Christ has instituted are most fully contained in His Church. Moreover, He willed to perpetuate the office assigned to Him by His Father by means of the ministry of the Church so gloriously founded by Himself. On the one hand He confided to her all the means of men's salvation, on the other He most solemnly commanded men to be subject to her and to obey her diligently, and to follow her even as Himself: "He that heareth you, heareth Me; and he that despiseth you, despiseth Me" (Luke x, 16). Wherefore the law of Christ must be sought in the Church. Christ is man's "Way"; the Church also is his "Way"-Christ of Himself and by His very nature, the Church by His commission and the communication of His power. Hence all who would find salvation apart from the Church, are led astray and strive in vain.
As with individuals, so with nations. These, too, must necessarily tend to ruin if they go astray from "The Way." The Son of God, the Creator and Redeemer of mankind, is King and Lord of the earth, and holds supreme dominion over men, both individually and collectively. "And He gave Him power, and glory, and a kingdom: and all peoples, tribes, and tongues shall serve Him" (Daniel vii., 14). "I am appointed King by Him . . . I will give Thee the Gentiles for Thy inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession" (Psalm ii., 6, 8). Therefore the law of Christ ought to prevail in human society and be the guide and teacher of public as well as of private life. Since this is so by divine decree, and no man may with impunity contravene it, it is an evil thing for the common weal wherever Christianity does not hold the place that belongs to it. When Jesus Christ is absent, human reason fails, being bereft of its chief protection and light, and the very end is lost sight of, for which, under God's providence, human society has been built up. This end is the obtaining by the members of society of natural good through the aid of civil unity, though always in harmony with the perfect and eternal good which is above nature. But when men's minds are clouded, both rulers and ruled go astray, for they have no safe line to follow nor end to aim at. (Pope Leo XIII, Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900.)
Ideologues of one form of naturalism or another reject the Catholic Church and the binding nature of the Deposit of Faith, including her Social Teaching, entrusted to her by her Divine Founder and Invisible Head and Mystical Bridegroom, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, as they worship at the altar of other "gods," whether these be named Immanuel Kant, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Karl Marx, Georg Hegel, Saul Alinsky, Murray Rothbard, Ludwig von Mises, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Dewey, Charles Darwin, Margaret Sanger, Herbert Spencer, Freidrich Nietchse, Leo Strauss or some other ideologue who has the "program" for the "well-ordered" civil state absent a complete and total subordination to the Catholic Church in all that pertains to the good of souls. And as the late Dr. Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn explained in his commencement address at Harvard University on June 8, 1978, the trend that is farthest to the "left" is always victorious when ideologues battle one another, making possible the rise of some form of Marxist totalitarianism:
As humanism in its development was becoming more and more materialistic, it also increasingly allowed concepts to be used first by socialism and then by communism, so that Karl Marx was able to say, in 1844, that "communism is naturalized humanism."
This statement has proved to be not entirely unreasonable. One does not see the same stones in the foundations of an eroded humanism and of any type of socialism: boundless materialism; freedom from religion and religious responsibility (which under Communist regimes attains the stage of antireligious dictatorship); concentration on social structures with an allegedly scientific approach. (This last is typical of both the Age of Enlightenment and of Marxism.) It is no accident that all of communism's rhetorical vows revolve around Man (with a capital M) and his earthly happiness. At first glance it seems an ugly parallel: common traits in the thinking and way of life of today's West and today's East? But such is the logic of materialistic development.
The interrelationship is such, moreover, that the current of materialism which is farthest to the left, and is hence the most consistent, always proves to be stronger, more attractive, and victorious. Humanism which has lost its Christian heritage cannot prevail in this competition. Thus during the past centuries and especially in recent decades, as the process became more acute, the alignment of forces was as follows: Liberalism was inevitably pushed aside by radicalism, radicalism had to surrender to socialism, and socialism could not stand up to communism. (Alexander Solzhenitsyn, A World Split Apart, June 8, 1978.)
Barack Hussein Obama and his crew of statists are but the logical result of the leftist version of naturalism's internal consistency of appealing to fallen man's desire to believe that he is not responsible for any of his problems, that the civil state can "resolve"--or at least make better--his life here on earth by providing for material well-being, universal access to "health care" to assure one of a long physical life as one continues to offend God by the commission, objectively speaking, of one grave sin after another under cover of the civil law, and an endless array of pleasures and joys to occupy one's leisure time. Barrack Hussein Obama and his crew of statists have trained for decades for their opportunity to complete a coup de grace by which there shall be no turning back from their statism, no turning back, that is, barring the fulfillment of Our Lady's Fatima Message.
President Barrack Hussein Obama and his crew of statists do indeed believe in their secular religion. They believe that the civil state does indeed possess the authority and the power to control our daily lives. As leaders of what they believe is the "true secular church," outside of which there can be no secular salvation or even personal happiness here on earth, they believe that it is absolutely necessary to curb speech and action opposed to their "received" beliefs. This is what they and their ideological soul mates did with administrative impunity when they were in the halls of academe (and do I ever know this from first-hand experience, which is why I am not employed in my chosen field as a professor of political science), and it is what they are trying to do at present.
As believers in a "true secular church," the leaders of the Obama have, aping the Bolsheviks and Nazis and Maoists and Castroites and other totalitarians, perverted and distorted a true concept, the duty of the civil state to censor speech that is offensive to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and is thus injurious to the souls for whom He shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross, by believing that civil state has a fundamental and manifest duty to censure speech that denies the "truths" of naturalism (statism, moral relativism, environmentalism, feminism, legal positivism, evolutionism, "diversity," which is a slogan for the acceptance of the perverse sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments). Like all other totalitarians, the Obamaites ape and pervert and distort Catholic teaching, which denies the unfettered "right" of "free speech" and "free press" to propagate errors offensive to God and thus injurious to souls and to all social order, by attempting to curb speech considered to harmful for the "building" of a "community" of "understanding" and "cooperation" and "diversity." The true "terrorists," therefore, are those who dissent from these "truths," which is why such people must be investigated as potential criminals as they possess "subversive" views that are antithetical to the common good.
The monster civil state that has arisen as a result of the evils that have flowed so freely in the wake of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King wrought by the Protestant Revolt and the rise of Judeo-Masonry means to take the place of the basic building block of society, the family, which has been laid waste by the indoctrination of public schooling, the propagandizing of the mass media, the prevalence of divorce, the evils of contraception and abortion and the gradual acceptance of immodest of dress, indecency of speech and outright perversity in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments.
Countless numbers of children, those, that is, who have managed to be conceived and to make it out of their mothers' wombs alive, have become veritable "wards of the state" because their parents are never home for them and/or because they are shunted off in the pre-school years to day care centers and in their school years to after-school care centers, sent away to camps during the summer and to Masonic "sports leagues" on the weekends. The civil state has indeed become the "big daddy" to whom many adults, longing for the true love unto eternity that their parents never gave them, are willing to surrender their legitimate freedoms in order to realize an illusory "security" or an equally illusory "indemnification" from any problem that might arise in the course of their lives.
This calls to mind the following words of Pope Pius XI in Divini Redemptoris, March 19, 1937:
10. Communism, moreover, strips man of his liberty, robs human personality of
all its dignity, and removes all the moral restraints that check the eruptions
of blind impulse. There is no recognition of any right of the individual in his
relations to the collectivity; no natural right is accorded to human
personality, which is a mere cog-wheel in the Communist system. In man's
relations with other individuals, besides, Communists hold the principle of
absolute equality, rejecting all hierarchy and divinely-constituted authority,
including the authority of parents. What men call authority and subordination is
derived from the community as its first and only font. Nor is the individual
granted any property rights over material goods or the means of production, for
inasmuch as these are the source of further wealth, their possession would give
one man power over another. Precisely on this score, all forms of private
property must be eradicated, for they are at the origin of all economic
11. Refusing to human life any sacred or spiritual character, such a doctrine
logically makes of marriage and the family a purely artificial and civil
institution, the outcome of a specific economic system. There exists no
matrimonial bond of a juridico-moral nature that is not subject to the whim of
the individual or of the collectivity. Naturally, therefore, the notion of an
indissoluble marriage-tie is scouted. Communism is particularly characterized by
the rejection of any link that binds woman to the family and the home, and her
emancipation is proclaimed as a basic principle. She is withdrawn from the
family and the care of her children, to be thrust instead into public life and
collective production under the same conditions as man. The care of home and
children then devolves upon the collectivity. Finally, the right of education is
denied to parents, for it is conceived as the exclusive prerogative of the
community, in whose name and by whose mandate alone parents may exercise this
right. (Pope Pius XI, Divini Redemptoris, March 19, 1937.)
There is no naturalistic, religiously indifferentist, nondenominational, inter-denominational, political, legal or "constitutional" means to turn back what has become, yes, of course in a de facto sense, the Union of Soviet Socialist America. No, none whatsoever.
The path to turning back the evils of the day runs through Our Lady's Fatima Message and the proper consecration of Russia by a true pope with all of the world's true bishops to her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Our Lady told us that this is so. Why do we doubt these words of hers, spoken in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal, on July 13, 1917, thinking that there can be some political or institutional or legal or constitutional or nondenominational way to restore society?
"You have seen hell where
the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in
the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done,
many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to
end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break
out during the pontificate of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by
an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God
that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war,
famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father.
this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my
Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First
Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and
there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the
world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be
martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will
be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy
Father will consecrate Russia to me and she will be converted, and a
period of peace will be granted to the world."
specifically told Lucia not to tell anyone about the secret at this
stage, apart from Francisco, before continuing: "When you pray the
Rosary, say after each mystery: 'O my Jesus, forgive us, save us from
the fire of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are
most in need.' " (Mary's words at Fatima.)
Our Lady came twelve years later, appearing to Sister Lucia dos Santos in a convent in Tuy, Spain, to ask for the consecration of Russia, explaining precisely how this was to be done:
On 13 June 1929 Lucia saw
another important apparition involving Mary as she was making a Holy
Hour in the convent chapel at Tuy in Spain, as was her custom on
Thursday nights from eleven to twelve. She was alone, praying the
prayers of the Angel in the dim light of the sanctuary lamp when,
whole chapel was illumined by a supernatural light, and above the altar
appeared a Cross of light, reaching to the ceiling. In a brighter light
on the upper part of the Cross, could be seen the face of a man and his
body as far as the waist; upon his breast was a dove of light; nailed to
the Cross was the body of another man. A little below the waist, I
could see a chalice and a large Host suspended in the air, onto which
drops of blood were falling from the Face of Jesus Crucified and from
the wound in His side.
These drops ran
down onto the Host and fell into the chalice. Beneath the right arm of
the Cross was Our Lady and in her hand was her Immaculate Heart. (It was
Our Lady of Fatima, with her Immaculate Heart in her left hand, without
sword or roses, but with a crown of thorns and flames). Under the left
arm of the Cross, large letters, as if of crystal clear water which ran
down upon the altar, formed these words: 'Grace and Mercy.' "
At this point
Lucia explained that she understood the apparition was a representation
of the Holy Trinity, as she heard Mary speak to her: "The moment has
come in which God asks the Holy Father, in union with all the Bishops in
the world, to make the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart,
promising to save it by this means. There are so many souls whom the
Justice of God condemns for sins committed against me, that I have come
to ask reparation: sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray."
Lucia told all
this to her confessor who ordered her to write it down, and she also
said that later on Jesus had spoken as follows to her: "They did not
wish to heed My request. Like the king of France, they will repent and
do it, but it will be late. Russia will have already spread her errors
throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church; the
Holy Father will have much to suffer." (Mary's words at Fatima.)
The errors of Russia, which are enumerated in the appendix below, are more than the errors of Marxism-Leninism. The errors of Russia are really the anti-Incarnational errors of the modern civil state, an entity that must degenerate into statism because it is founded in a rejection of the belief that the Catholic Church alone has the teaching and the supernatural helps to lead men to act rightly in their own personal lives and thus to organize themselves socially to pursue the common temporal good in a truly limited government that takes account of and is of assistance to the pursuit of man's Last End, the possession of the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in an unending Easter Sunday of glory in Paradise. This is a truth that has been rejected as well by the lords of Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, men who believe that the civil state has no obligation to recognize the true religion and that adherents of false religions can contribute to the "betterment" of nations and the world.
Our Lady has given us her Fatima Message to combat the errors of Russia that manifest themselves in the false opposites of the "right" and the "left" in the world and in the heresies, blasphemies, apostasies and sacrileges of the conciliar revolutionaries. It is essential, therefore to pray her Most Holy Rosary to console the good God and to make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world that have help to bring and then to institutionalize and spread the anti-Incarnational errors of Modernity and Modernism into every nook and cranny of social life today.
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now so that our country may become the Catholic States of America as men are converted to the true Faith and embrace with joy the Social Reign of Christ the King, Who was nailed to a Cross to redeem us to that we might might know liberation from the power of sin and eternal death here and thus be ready to share His Kingdom in Heaven for all eternity?
Viva Cristo Rey!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon.
Our Lady of Fatima, 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.
Saints Vitus, Crescentia and Modestus, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
A Reprise: The Errors of Russia
Some who disparage the Fatima Message argue that it
is not necessary for Russia to be converted to the Catholic Faith or
that the errors of Russia have little to do with what is going on in the
world and in the counterfeit church of conciliarism at present. Meaning
absolutely no disrespect to anyone who holds these views, I must point
out that there is no other conversion than to the Catholic Faith and
that the errors of Russia are far more than the errors of
Marxism-Leninism, that they stem from the errors of Orthodox itself,
which helped to pave the way for the Protestant Revolt and the rise of
the modern, Judeo-Masonic, anti-Incarnational civil state that was
prompted by overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King.
To the matter of the conversion of Russia first.
Russia has been converted to nothing. The Russian
Federated Republic, the successor of the Union of the Soviet Socialist
Republics, is still a land of Communist oppression that threatens the
world with its nuclear weapons and oppresses its people. Oh, the
gradations of each may have changed a little bit since December 25,
1991, when the flag of the hammer and the sickle came down atop Red
Square in the Kremlin and was replaced the tricolor flag of the Russian
Federated Republic. What has Russia been converted to? Peace? Vladimir
Putin, the outgoing President of Russia and the former head of the
Soviet K.G.B., has rattled the saber every once in a while in the past
few months, becoming ever close to the aging thugs who govern Communist
China. Putin is going to Iran soon. Perhaps he is going there to
discourage Iran's nuclear program. Maybe. There's also the possibility
that he might be announcing a Russian-Iranian mutual defense pact to
protect Iran against the prospect of an American nuclear strike against
its nuclear facilities.
Peace? Come on. There is no such thing as any kind of
genuine peace that is not the peace of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. There is no kind of genuine peace in a land that kills
over three million innocent preborn babies in their mothers' wombs every
year by surgical means alone, not even counting the millions more that
die as a result of abortifacient contraceptives. Peace? Conversion?
Organized crime and pornography and the degradation of Western culture
have invaded Russia, corrupting more and more souls in the process. How
can anyone talk of a conversion of Russia that exists under such
Freedom for the Catholic Church in Russia? Nyet.
That's right, nyet. There's been a bit more freedom for the counterfeit
church of conciliarism to send conciliar revolutionaries into Russia so
as to "update" the "liturgy" and the "theology" of the people,
supplanting the true Mass and the true doctrine of the Catholic Church
with the Novus Ordo, at least in those areas in Russia that use
the the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, and to discourage
"proselytism" of the Orthodox by Catholics in Russia. This is
freedom for the Catholic Church? I don't think so. Yes, true bishops who
make no concessions to conciliarism or to the nonexistent legitimacy of
its false shepherds can travel to Russia more freely now. What is
perceived to be, albeit falsely, the Catholic Church in Russia has been
"liberated" to be "updated" according to the norms of the "Second"
Vatican Council, which means that all talk of "freedom" for the Catholic Church is delusional.
The events of 1989-1991 have represented the
enslavement of the Catholic Church in Russia (and in other countries
where the schismatic and heretical Orthodox churches are prevalent) to
the false precepts of false ecumenism, as signified so very clearly by
the Balamand Statement, issued by representatives of Orthodox churches
and the counterfeit church of conciliarism, claiming to speak for the
Catholic Church, on June 24, 1993. The following sections of the
Balamand Statement demonstrate most conclusively that there is no
"freedom" for Catholics in Russia to be faithful to the mission given
her by her Divine Founder and Bridegroom, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ, to seek the unconditional conversion of all men to the
22) Pastoral activity in the Catholic Church, Latin
as well as Eastern, no longer aims at having the faithful of one Church
pass over to the other; that is to say, it no longer aims at
proselytizing among the Orthodox. It aims at answering the spiritual
needs of its own faithful and it has no desire for expansion at the
expense of the Orthodox Church. Within these perspectives, so that there
will no longer be room for mistrust and suspicion, it is necessary that
there be reciprocal exchanges of information about various pastoral
projects and that thus cooperation between bishops and all those with
responsibilities in our Churches can be set in motion and develop.
23) The history of the relations between the
Orthodox Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches has been marked by
persecutions and sufferings. Whatever may have been these sufferings and
their causes, they do not justify any triumphalism; no one can glory in
them or draw an argument from them to accuse or disparage the other
Church. God alone knows His own witnesses. Whatever the past may have
been, it must be left to the mercy of God, and all the energies of the
Churches should be directed so that the present and the future conform
better to the will of Christ for His own.
24) It will also be necessary—on the part of both
Churches— that the bishops and all those with pastoral responsibilities
in the Churches scrupulously respect the religious liberty of the
faithful. In turn, the faithful must be able to express themselves for
this purpose. In fact, particularly in situations of conflict, religious
liberty requires that the faithful should be able to express their
opinion and to decide without pressure from outside if they wish to be
in communion either with the Orthodox Church or with the Catholic
Church. Religious freedom would be violated when, under the cover of
financial assistance, the faithful of one Church would be attracted to
the other, by promises, for example, of education and material benefits
that may be lacking in their own Church. In this context, it will be
necessary that social assistance, as well as every form of philanthropic
activity, be organized with common agreement so as to avoid creating
25) Furthermore, the necessary respect for
Christian freedom— one of the most precious gifts received from
Christ—should not become an occasion for undertaking a pastoral project
which may also involve the faithful of other Churches, without previous
consultation with the pastors of these Churches. Not only should every
form of pressure, of any kind whatsoever, be excluded, but respect for
consciences, motivated by an authentic exigency of faith, is one of the
principles guiding the pastoral concern of those responsible in the two
Churches and should be the object of their common reflection (cf.
Galatians 5:13). Balamand Statement
Treating the heretical and
schismatic Russian Orthodox Church on a level of equality with the
Catholic Church? Confining the work of what purports to be the Catholic
Church (Uniat rite bishops consecrated in their own rites by validly
consecrated bishops are indeed true bishops, most unlike that Roman Rite
counterparts) to simply ministering to the spiritual needs of its own
members is not an example of the "freedom of the Church in Russia."
There has been no conversion of Russia to anything. There is no true
freedom for the Catholic Church in Russia to fulfill the Divine Mission
that was given to her by her Founder and Bridegroom as He Ascended to
the Father's right hand in glory on Ascension Thursday.
The errors of Russia? Well, I have written about
these before. The errors of Russia, as noted above, antedate
Marxism-Leninism. Indeed, Marxism-Leninism, the most aggressive,
atheistic form of socialism, was but a logical successor of nearly one
thousand years of errors in Russia that made it possible for Talmudic
financiers to build on the overthrow of the the Social Reign of Christ
the King wrought by Orthodoxy by instituting the overtly anti-Theistic
rule of the politburo. Just take a look at three of the pre-Communist
errors of Russia, which remains, I believe, an instrument by which a
chastisement will be visited upon the West for its infidelity to Christ
the King and to Mary our Immaculate Queen:
1. Denial of Papal Primacy, presaging the errors of Martin Luther and John Calvin and Thomas Cranmer, et al.
2. Denial of the Magisterial Authority of the
Catholic Church, leaving doctrinal decisions in the hands of committees
3. The subordination of the Orthodox Church to the
civil state, presaging the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the
King and the separation of Church and State wrought by Martin Luther and
cemented by the rise of Judeo-Masonry and other, inter-related forces
Obviously, the errors of
Russian Orthodoxy helped to shape the nature of Russian government over
the centuries, something that Greek Orthodoxy, finding itself immersed
in the heart of Mohammedanism, could not do. Thus it is that Russian
Orthodoxy helped to pave the way over the centuries for Protestantism
and Freemasonry by means of its rejection of the Social Reign of Christ
King as it must be exercised by the Catholic Church. The principle error
of Modernity, the rejection of the Incarnation as an absolute necessity
in the right ordering of men and their nations, had its antecedent
roots in Russia. The errors of Russia influenced, albeit indirectly at
times and through many filters, the ideas of the so-called Enlightenment
in the West. And the failure of those anti-Incarnational and, at times,
anti-Theistic ideas to resolve social problems, which have their remote
cause in Original Sin and their proximate causes in the Actual Sins of
men, made possible the rise of all manner of utopian theories. After
all, if "heaven" is to be here on earth and men cannot resolve their
problems by means of mere structural reform sanctioned by a majority of
"reasonable men" (see Locke, John, Second Treatise on Civil Government),
then men who do not realize that the state of nations depends upon the
right ordering of souls according to the tenets contained in the Deposit
of Faith entrusted exclusively to the Catholic Church and in
cooperation with the graces won for men by the shedding of every single
drop of the Most Precious Blood of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ, on the wood of the Holy Cross, will gravitate
all too naturally to increasingly more utopian schemes of naturalism,
including Bolshevism. The failure of Western liberalism, which had been
influenced in many ways by the errors of Russia, to "improve" the lot of
man helped to create a fertile seed ground for Bolshevism.
The spread of the errors of Orthodoxy, especially
as regards the rejection of Papal primacy and thus the Social Reign
Christ the King, came back to bite the Russian czars themselves a
well-armed, well-financed and well-organized minority of Bolshevik
cadres took advantage of the weakness caused by Imperial Russia's
involvement in World War I to begin the process in 1917 of exacting
total control over an empire that had expanded greatly in the Nineteenth
Century, although it took a three year civil war between the Red
Russians (the Bolsheviks) and the White Russians to solidify that power.
One solidified, however, Bolshevism began to spread a whole litany of
errors, many of which have been adapted in the "democratic" West.
Consider once again, if you will, some of the ways in which these errors
have been spread into the midst of our own lands:
1) Although private ownership has been retained
in the West, nationalization of major industries began common after
World War II in the United Kingdom, France, the countries of Scandinavia
and elsewhere. True, national socialism, practiced in Italy and Germany
and Japan before World War II (and Argentina after World War II) also
featured nationalization of some industries. However, the practitioners
of national socialism also permitted a degree of private ownership of
major industries as long as those industries manufactured what the state
dictated and sold their products according to the prices it, the state,
established. Those Western countries, such as the United States, that
did not nationalize major industries in peacetime began, however, even
before World War II to confiscate private property, namely, the "wealth"
of its citizens, by means of confiscatory taxation policies, most of
which are absolutely unconstitutional even under the terms of the
Constitution of the United States of America, in order to redistribute
income by means of government programs of social engineering. This
confiscation of income, although not a strict abolition of private
property as such, nevertheless limited the legitimate freedom of
citizens and made their dependent upon the "largesse" of the civil
state, making it more difficult for them to meet their own daily needs
and, in man instances, forcing wives and mothers who wanted to stay at
home with their children to go into the workplace simply to make income
to pay these confiscatory taxes.
2) Private property in the West has also become
heavily regulated since the dawn of Bolshevism in order to realize
whatever goals the social engineers believed were necessary to pursue at
any given moment, whether it be the displacement of citizens to
facilitate "economic development" favorable to corporations whose
executives donate heavily to candidates of both major political parties
or to realize the goals of "environmentalists" and "animals rights"
activists to limit the just use of one's own property in the defense of
his family (from, say, bears and other predatory animals). One is a
prisoner on his own property to the dictates of various statists, whose
whims change from moment to moment.
3) Political power has been concentrated
increasingly in the past ninety years or so in a duopoly called the
"Republicrats," shall we say, career politicians who seek more and more
to increase the size of the Federal budget and to make ever more future
generations of Americans indentured servants of the government as these
same career politicians enable the robber barons of the credit industry
to charge usurious rates of interest to finance loans for automobiles
and homes, thereby keeping large segments of the population even more
indentured at almost every turn of their lives. This duopoly of power
justifies almost every effort to increase surveillance of ordinary
citizens, using the old shibboleth of "national security" to cower
people in a "republican" system of government to surrender voluntarily
what the Bolsheviks had to take from the Russians by armed force.
4) "Information" is manufactured by the
government and disseminated for popular consumption and acceptance.
Obviously, "Russia" did not invent this. However, Russian Orthodoxy's
rejection of the Social Reign of Christ the King and its subordination
of the schismatic and heretical Orthodox "church" paved the way
Protestantism's and Freemasonry's embrace and promotion of this same
error, thereby making the state to be a "demigod" beyond criticism and
whose "information" must be accepted in the name of "patriotism." Thus
it is, for example, that events such as the attacks on September 11,
2001, which even some former officials of the George W. Bush
administration testified before the "9/11 Commission" have not been
explained adequately (such as how steel columnized towers could collapse
merely because they had been hit by airplanes and why the government of
the State of Israel had ordered all of their personnel out of the twin
towers of the World Trade Center that day and why an Israeli film crew
was positioned in New Jersey, directly across from the twin towers, at
the exact moments that the planes hit each building) were used as a
pretext for launching the "global war on terror" and for attacking Iraq,
which had no role to play in those attacks whatsoever. It is been only
in the last few months, as the body count of our citizens serving in
Iraq has begun to rise once again, that the mask of this pretext has
begun to be stripped away somewhat, not that this has deterred George W.
Bush in the slightest from finding new pretexts ("al-Qaeda will follow
us home if we leave" Iraq; al-Qaeda had no entree to Iraq prior to the
American destabilization of that country!) to justify the pursuit of the
American delusion of progress by means of "American civil liberty."
This propaganda campaign could have been borrowed from the years of the
Soviet's war in Afghanistan (1979 to 1989).
5) Any country that rejects the Social Reign of
Christ the King, the linchpin of both Orthodoxy and Protestantism and
all subsequent social revolutions, as it must be exercised by the
Catholic Church must attack the rights of the family, seeking to
destabilize the family so as to make more and more citizens dependent
upon the state and its "experts" as to how to conduct their lives.
Freemasonry's spirited push for the "liberalization" of existing divorce
laws in the United States of America at the end of the Nineteenth
Century, especially in North Dakota after it was granted statehood in
1889, was the logical consequence of Orthodoxy's and Protestantism's
acceptance of divorce and remarriage. The later acceptance of
contraception by Orthodoxy and by most, although not all, Protestant
sects would further destabilize the family, mirroring Bolshevism's
complete arrogation of the the rights of the family unto the civil
state, which could accuse parents of "abuse" if their children were
subjected to "counter-revolutionary" ideas. Something quite similar has
been occurring in the United States and elsewhere in the West as
home-schooling parents are carefully monitored for any signs of
"bigotry" or "intolerance" that might "deform" their children, thus
necessitating the intervention of the civil state to "rescue" the
children from these "backward" parents. The state must thus carefully
construct and enforce curricula of study, imposing said curricula with
6) Constant warfare must be waged against the
true Church, the Catholic Church, founded by Our Lord upon the Rock of
Saint Peter, the Pope, and brought to birth this very day, Pentecost
Sunday, as the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity descended in tongues
of flame upon the Apostles and our dear Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary,
in the same Upper Room in Jerusalem where Our Blessed Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ had institute the priesthood and the Eucharist some
fifty-two days before. Some civil states in the West, most notably
Canada, have imitated Bolshevism quite directly by waging relentless
campaigns to silence Catholics about the truths of the Faith, especially
as it relates to opposing baby-killing under cover of law and opposing
the social promotion of perversion. More commonly, however, the civil
state in the West, aping Bolshevism, permits the most aggressive and
vile attacks upon Our Lord and Our Lady and the true Church in the nooks
and crannies of popular culture, all in the name of a "false" civil
freedom, the likes of which were condemned by Pope Gregory XVI in the
passage from Mirari Vos cited at the beginning of this article. The
constant warfare against the true Faith unites the naturalism of
Bolshevism with the naturalism of the Western liberalism and pluralism
and religious indifferentism that made possible its ascendancy in the
The errors of Russia helped
to merge with so many other errors to produce the ethos of conciliarism
itself, resulting in utter silence about Communism at the "Second"
Vatican Council, the fruit of the "Metz Accord" (which guaranteed
silence at the "council" about Communism in exchange for the presence of
"observers" from the Russian Orthodox Church) and the betrayal of the
late Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty, to say nothing of Joseph Ratzinger's
recent sell-out of the underground Catholics in Red China.
Is it so unreasonable to think that Our Lord
Himself has given us a simple way out of these problems by simply
fulfilling Our Lady's Fatima Message? The Fatima Message is no more "our
religion" than Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary is "our religion." The
Fatima Message, which stresses the simple Catholic teaching about the
necessity of doing penance for one's sins while instituting in a
specific way devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, especially by
means of praying the Rosary daily and keeping the Five First Saturday
devotions, is simply a means by which we can better live the Catholic
Faith in our own personal lives and the means by which the Immaculate
Heart of Mary can triumph over the adversary and his minions at this
time in the Mystical Death and Burial of her Divine Son, Our Blessed
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
One of the essences of God is simplicity. His
commands are simple. He tells us to do good and to do avoid evil by
obeying His Ten Commandments as we seek to cooperate on a daily basis
with the graces He won for us by the shedding of His Most Precious Blood
on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls
though the loving hands of Our Lady, the Mediatrix of All Graces. Our
human intellects, darkened by the vestigial after-effects of Original
Sin and by our own Actual Sins, seek to make complex that which is
simple. Consider the case of the Naaman as recounted in the Fourth Book
So Naaman came with his horses and chariots, and
stood at the door of the house of Eliseus: And Eliseus sent a messenger
to him, saying: "Go, and wash seven times in the Jordan, thy flesh shall
recover health, and thou shalt be clean."
Naaman was angry and went away, saying: "I
thought he would have come out to me, and standing would have invoked
the name of the Lord his God, and touched with his hand the place of my
leprosy, and healed me. Are not the Abana, and the Pharphar, rivers of
Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel, that I may wash in them,
and be made clean?" So, as he turned, and was going away with
indignation, his servants came to him and said to him: "Father, if the
prophet had bid thee do some great thing, surely thou shouldst have done
it: how much rather what he now hath said to thee: 'Wash, and thou
shalt be clean'?"
Then he went down, and washed in the Jordan seven
times: according to the word of the man of God, and his flesh was
restored like he flesh of a little child, and he was made clean. (4
Kings 5: 9-14.)
What if the matter of
resolving our ecclesiastical and civil problems is as simple as simply
obeying Our Lady's Fatima Message? The conciliarists have made war
against this message, have they not? There must be good reason for their
doing so. And while it is certainly true that the Fatima Message
concerning the collegial consecration of Russia with by a pope with all
of the world's bishops to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary
cannot be fulfilled until there is a true pope on the Throne of Saint
Peter once again, which will occur when and in a manner willed by God
Himself, possibly coming after a chastisement of epic proportions and
the details of which we entrust to His own Providence, there is no harm
praying for this fulfillment as we keep about the business of fulfilling
our our daily duties and as we strive to keep the Fatima Message in our
own personal lives, especially in our homes by means of the praying of
the family Rosary on a daily basis.
The cost of infidelity to Heavenly messages,
although constituting private revelation, can be deadly. Our Lord
Himself mentioned this to Sister Lucia in 1931:
Make it known to My ministers that since they
follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My
request, that they will follow him into misfortune.
Remember, my friends, Our Lord
specifically requested through Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque the
consecration of the entirety of France to His Most Sacred Heart. King
Louis XIV and the bishops of France refused, consenting only to
consecrated Paris to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. The year? 1689? The
results? 1789 and the "principles" with which the counterfeit church of
conciliarism has made, according to none other than Joseph Ratzinger
himself, a "reconciliation."
Sister Catherine Laboure was being rebuffed
repeatedly by her spiritual director and confessor, Jean-Marie Aladel,
when she told him of Our Lady's apparitions to her and what she had
requested. (Similarly, Father Aladel did not act at first on the
messages about the Green Scapular being given to Sister Justine
Bisqueyburo, also a Sister of Charity.) This is what Our Lady told Saint
Catherine Laboure about Father Aladel's diffidence:
"Never mind," the voice replied, "he is my servant, and would fear to displease me."
We should always fear to
displease Our Lady, who was sent to earth ninety years ago to implore us
to turn away from our sins and to make reparation for them. Private
revelations nourish and augment the Holy Faith without supplanting It.
Who but a fire-breathing Protestant (or perhaps a conciliarist) would
say that it would be wise and efficacious for our salvation to do
without the Holy Rosary and without the Brown Scapular and without the
Miraculous Medal as great aids to help us get home to Heaven? Living now
in these terrible times the effects of the overthrow of the Social
Reign of Christ the King became more and more manifest in the midst of
each nation on the face of this earth, who would want to take the risk
of ignoring or denigrating Our Lady's Fatima Message that was authorized
by none other than her Divine Son Himself, Who was pleased to appear
with her just ninety years ago this past Saturday?
Saint Catherine Laboure, like so many other true
mystics and chosen souls, had many visions. This one should give us
pause for reflection as we plant the seeds for Christ the King, who will
be restored to His rightful place in the hearts of men and on the flags
of all nations once the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary is made
On Trinity Sunday, June 6, 1830, Sister Laboure was
given a special vision of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, or more
specifically as Christ the Kin. This time she is precise as to the
moment of the vision. Our Lord appeared to her, robed as a king, with a
cross at His breast, during the Gospel of the Mass. Suddenly, all His
kingly ornaments fell from Him to the ground--even the cross, which
tumbled beneath His feet. Immediately her thoughts and her heart fell,
too, and were plunged into that chasm of gloom that she had known before,
gloom that portended a change in government. This time, however, she
understood clearly that the change in government involved the person of
the King, and that, just as Christ was divested of His royal trappings
before her, so would Charles X be divested of his throne.
We must help to plant the
seeds to restore Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to His
rightful place as the King of all men and nations, doing so as we
consecrate ourselves totally to His Most Sacred Heart through the
Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, praying as many Rosaries each
day as our states-in-life permit. Our Lord has so arranged things in
these latter times as to place the cause of world peace not in the hands
of maniacal war mongers or delusional statists/globalists such as
Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus but where it belongs: in the Immaculate
Heart of His own Most Blessed Mother. To take seriously her Fatima
Message is to honor her Divine Son, Who is giving us this great act of
His ineffable Mercy to quit our lives of sin and to live penitentially
before it is too late for us.