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                November 27, 2007

Five Percent and Dwindling

by Thomas A. Droleskey

Evil becomes habitual in the life of one who falls into just one Mortal Sin and does not repent immediately, seeking out the Absolution of a true priest in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance. Even the pagans of antiquity understood that good habits are hard to form and easy to break and that bad habits are easy to form and very hard to break. Or, to put in the line immortalized by John Ross Ewing, Jr. on Dallas when he explained to blackmail victim Edgar Randolph how he could be so ruthless, "Once you lose integrity, the rest is easy." Those who persist in situations of objectively evil actions, thoughts words or deeds run the risk of having God withdraw His graces from them as they show themselves to be obstinate to all efforts to get them to reform their lives and renounce their embrace of sin once and for all.

As goes individual souls, ladies and gentlemen, so go entire nations. After all, the fate of nations is determined by the fate of souls, is it not? The more that individual souls are steeped in unrepentant Mortal Sins (discussing here not the subjective culpability of those committing such sins, something that is known to God alone and must be judged as best as is humanly possible by a confessor in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance, but the objectively evil nature actions that constitute Mortal Sins) will be the more that a nation's entire social life is disordered and becomes a display of degeneracy in almost all aspects of social discourse. This is but the logical consequence of founding a nation on false principles, whether Judeo-Masonic, Protestant (remember: "Where there is no Mass, there is no Christianity"), or other forms of theological error and philosophical naturalism. Each man on the face of this earth needs his intellect enlightened by Sanctifying Grace in order to submit himself without dissent to the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ entrusted exclusively to the Catholic Church. Each man on the face of this earth needs his will strengthened by Sanctifying Grace to make moral choices in accord with that Deposit of Faith and thus redound to his own eternal salvation and benefits the salvation of the souls of others while at the same time contributing to the common moral good of society-at-large.

Catholicism is the one and only answer to all personal and social problems. A world where Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ reigned as King of all men and all nations would be one in which men and women, for example, understood that the purpose of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is to bring forth as many (or as few) children as God willed them to have, educating them in the Catholic Faith in order that these children might know, love, and serve God in this life through the Catholic Church that He created upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, and to be ready to die at all times by persisting in a state of Sanctifying Grace and to thus achieve the purpose for which they were created: to possess the very vision of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost for all eternity in an unending Easter Sunday of glory in Heaven. Parents in a Catholic world would have their efforts to raise their children in the Faith supported and reinforced, not undermined and sabotage, by relatives, friends, neighbors and even casual acquaintances. There would be a common bond in the Faith as parishioners from different parishes would go on pilgrimages together to honor Our Lady in her various shrines.

Parents who lived in a Catholic world would understand that they had an obligation to foster religious vocations among their children, knowing it to be a singular privilege to be denied the gift of biological grandchildren in order to be the spiritual grandparents of a countless numbers of adopted children of God by virtue of the Masses offered by one of their sons who became a priest or by virtue of the classes taught and Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy performed by one of their daughters who became a consecrated Religious Sister. Such parents would have the assurance of knowing that they would be taken care of in their elderly years, if it was God's Holy Will for them to have such years, by their grown children. There would be no talk of "social security" programs. The grown children of parents would consider it to be their obligation--and their privilege--to return to their parents what was given to them so freely when they were helpless newborn infants who were dependent upon their parents for everything. Yes, it often happens that parents can become as helpless and dependent in the later years of their life as had been their children when they were younger.

The bountiful fruit of a Catholic world would be realized in all of the professions that have become so corrupted by Protestantism, especially Calvinism, and Judeo-Masonry all other forms of theological error and philosophical naturalism. The medical profession, for instance, would abide not only by the original Hippocratic Oath (see below) but by all of the precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as entrusted to and explicated infallibly by the Catholic Church. There would be no direct, intentional attacks upon the innocent preborn or upon any other kind of direct, intentional attack upon an innocent human life at any stage from fertilization to the time of natural death. The medical profession would use homeopathic remedies where possible, relying upon pharmaceutical products when necessary, helping to assure that these products are truly safe and will help rather than to poison the body. Needless surgeries would be avoided. And patients would recognize that unintentional human errors made by physicians are not the cause of massive lawsuits. Indeed, many of the doctors and nurses in a Catholic world would be consecrated Brothers and Sisters who would donate their services to treat others as they would treat Our Lord Himself, especially in the persons of the materially poor and the disabled, whether physically or emotionally.

As we know all too painfully, the world in which we live is not a Catholic world. Indeed, it is a very anti-Catholic world. Oh, people are bound together by a "common faith:" naturalism. Most people, including far too many traditionally-minded Catholics across the ecclesiastical divide, view everything in their lives, including the things of the Faith, through naturalistic lenses. Material gain and consumer acquisition are what define their very lives. Social "progress" is measured in terms of alleged technological and "scientific" "advancements" and not by the conversion of men and their nations to the Social Reign of Christ the King and to Mary our Immaculate Queen, which is dismissed by even so many traditionally-minded Catholics as a meaningless "pipe dream" that has no "realistic" chance of being realized today. There are even situations in some traditional Catholic venues where wealthy parishioners flout stern warnings about the culture given to them by their shepherds and get themselves multiple wide screen televisions to watch the barbaric spectacle known as professional football (replete with immodestly attired "cheerleaders" and spectators, scatological talk by broadcasters, gratuitous violence and showboating on the field by the steroid-created musclemen playing the "game") Others become immersed in the "rush" of partisan politics, believing that this or that candidate is going to "send a message" to "stave off," say, a war in Iran or an increase in the power of the civil state that is absolutely inevitable in a world that is not informed by the truths of the Catholic Faith.

The "common faith" of naturalism that binds most people together today is, of course, of the essence of Judeo-Masonry. People spend their entire lives talking about this or that television program or this or that motion picture or this or that talk show host who specializing in babbling forth an endless stream of naturalist inanities that have been condemned repeatedly by the authority of the Catholic Church. Eternity? Don't all people go to Heaven? Can't we "dare to hope" that this is the case? Losing one's soul? As prevalent as this relatively unconscious embrace of antinomianism is, the rotten fruit of both the Lutheran strain of Protestantism and of Judeo-Masonry and every single naturalist variation thereof, a the present time, wait until Joseph Ratzinger issues Saved by Hope is issued in a few days.

If that forthcoming "encyclical" letter is a public embrace of the "universal salvation," which itself is a variation of antinomianism, mixed with the Hegelian assertion that truth contains within itself the seeds of its own internal contradiction, those Catholics yet attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism who have nevertheless maintained the true Faith as best as they have been able to do so by Our Lady's graces in these times of apostasy and betrayal will have the legs cut out from under them when they tell fallen away and/or non-Catholic family members or friends that they have to convert to the Catholic Faith to save their immortal souls. "That's not what Benedict teaches," these people will be told. Again, if this turns out to be the case, ladies and gentlemen, the forces of naturalism in the world will receive yet an additional boost from the conciliar revolutionaries. All talk of interdenominationalism, a concept condemned by Pope Saint Pius X in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910, will remain what it must always be: empty rhetoric devoid of any semblance of truth, an easy excuse to rationalize away the mission that Our Lord gave to the Eleven before He Ascended to the Father's right hand on Ascension Thursday to go into the whole world and to preach the truths of the Catholic Faith to all men and to all nations without any exception or qualification whatsoever.

A world steeped in the lies of Protestantism and of Judeo-Masonry and all other forms of naturalism must institutionalize personal immorality over the course of time as the norm and to enshrine it in every aspect of public policy and popular culture. Although some moral evil might evoke a certain general consensus of outrage when promoted at first as a social "right," that general consensus changes over time as the evil becomes more and more commonplace and is actually taught in schools and exalted in the mass media as not only a social "right" but a personal and social "good" upon which people can base their entire lives. Consider, for example, former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sandra Day O'Connor's opinion in the case of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Robert P. Casey, 1992, as exhibiting an acceptance of baby-killing under cover of law as a means of providing women with a "back up" in the even that another evil, contraception, should fail them:

Roe determined that a woman's decision to terminate her pregnancy is a "liberty" protected against state interference by the substantive component of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Neither the Bill of Rights nor the specific practices of States at the time of the Fourteenth Amendment's adoption marks the outer limits of the substantive sphere of such "liberty." Rather, the adjudication of substantive due process claims may require this Court to exercise its reasoned judgment in determining the boundaries between the individual's liberty and the demands of organized society. The Court's decisions have afforded constitutional protection to personal decisions relating to marriage, see, e. g., Loving v. Virginia, 388 U. S. 1, procreation, Skinner v. Oklahoma ex rel. Williamson, 316 U. S. 535, family relationships, Prince v. Massachusetts, 321 U. S. 158, child rearing and education, Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U. S. 510, and contraception, Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U. S. 479, and have recognized the right of the individual to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion into matters so fundamentally affecting a person as the decision whether to bear or beget a child, Eisenstadt v. Baird, 405 U. S. 438, 453. Roe's central holding properly invoked the reasoning and tradition of these precedents. pp. 846-853.

(c) Application of the doctrine of stare decisis confirms that Roe's essential holding should be reaffirmed. In reexamining that holding, the Court's judgment is informed by a series of prudential and pragmatic considerations designed to test the consistency of overruling the holding with the ideal of the rule of law, and to gauge the respective costs of reaffirming and overruling. Pp. 854-855.

(d) Although Roe has engendered opposition, it has in no sense proven unworkable, representing as it does a simple limitation beyond which a state law is unenforceable. P. 855.

(e) The Roe rule's limitation on state power could not be repudiated without serious inequity to people who, for two decades of economic and social developments, have organized intimate relationships and made choices that define their views of themselves and their places in society, in reliance on the availability of abortion in the event that contraception should fail. The ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives. The Constitution serves human values, and while the effect of reliance on Roe cannot be exactly measured, neither can the certain costs of overruling Roe for people who have ordered their thinking and living around that case be dismissed. Pp.855-856.


One institutionalized evil, contraception, which has been prescribed, I would like to add, by a certain presidential candidate whom many Catholics seem to think is going to "buy us some time" as he promotes a false, condemned concept of civil liberty and promotes the "vision" of the dead Masons who believed that a nation could be organized without referencing Christ the King and His true Church, has resulted in the institutionalization and social acceptance of another evil, abortion, one of the the four crimes that cry out to Heaven for vengeance. Sadly, so many traditionally-minded Catholics seem not to care about this at all or to even want to learn that the proximate cause for the institutionalization of these evils is the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King that was plotted by Martin Luther and cemented in place by the scions of Judeo-Masonry and all other forms of naturalistic "philosophies," an overthrow that has been embraced as an "irreversible" "fact-of-life" by the counterfeit church of conciliarism, which is content to oppose various social evils on the false grounds of interdenominationalism rather than seeking with urgency the unconditional conversion of all men and all nations to the Catholic Faith.

Oh, no, most Catholics today, even those in sedevacantist circles, want to wave the American flag while spitting, sometimes in blasphemous, profane terms, upon the true popes of the Catholic Church who defended the necessity of each and every civil state recognizing her as the true church and to afford her the favor and the protection of the laws as it, the civil states, seeks to pursue public policy by keeping in mind and helping to promote the Last End of its citizens. Thus it is that Catholics who say that they love God and go to Mass every Sunday exalt the dead Masons who hated the Catholic Faith and hated Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother, Mary our Immaculate Queen, while heaping contempt on the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church and contending, quite falsely, that it does not "apply" in the United States of America.

It comes as no shock at all, therefore, to consider a rather telling fact that I read online today: that, according to a Fox News/Opinion Dynamics survey of voter opinion, only five percent of voters in the United States of America would base their vote in the November 4, 2008, general election on the basis of abortion. Although forty-five percent of those polled said that they "needed to know" a candidate's position on abortion, only five percent of those polled said that the surgical dismemberment of innocent preborn children under cover of law is the most important issue in next year's election. Here is the story:

FOX News poll released Friday shows that 45 percent of Americans need to know a candidate’s position on abortion before they vote, while 53 percent say it is not something they need to know.

Click here to view the full results of the poll.

It’s more important to pro-life voters than for any other group. A 56 percent majority of those identifying themselves as pro-life say they need to know where a candidate stands on abortion, while 41 percent of pro-choice voters, 48 percent of women, 46 percent of Republicans and 51 percent of born-again Christians, need to know.

"It is interesting to note that even among pro-life voters only slightly more than half need to know," comments Opinion Dynamics Chairman John Gorman. "While many of them may assume that they already know or that the Republicans will only nominate an acceptable candidate, it is still notable that the issue doesn’t seem to draw as much attention as many think it does."

All in all, 5 percent of voters say abortion will be the most important issue in their vote decision, putting it on equal footing with immigration (5 percent) and ethics (5 percent), but far below the top issues of Iraq (22 percent), terrorism (18 percent), economy/jobs (17 percent) and health care (13 percent).

The national telephone poll was conducted for FOX News by Opinion Dynamics Corp. among 900 registered voters from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24. The poll has a 3-point error margin.

The poll was taken in conjunction with a FOX News documentary that was to premier Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 p.m. ET. The documentary, "Facing Reality: Choice," follows three women who are trying to decide what to do about their problem or unwanted pregnancies.

In the documentary, hosted by E.D. Hill, two of the pregnant women are unmarried. The third woman and her husband learn the child she is carrying has a fatal birth defect and cannot live outside the womb. They must decide whether to abort the pregnancy.

The poll finds that 53 percent of Americans think abortion should be legal if the baby has a fatal birth defect, including 26 percent of those identified as pro-life, and 30 percent think it should be illegal.

The highest number — 73 percent — say abortion should be legal if the pregnancy puts the mother’s life at risk, and a sizable 70 percent majority thinks it should be allowed in the case of rape or incest. A smaller 56 percent majority of Americans says the procedure should be legal when the mother's mental health is at stake.

About 4 in 10 (39 percent) think that abortion should be legal if the pregnancy is simply unwanted, while half (50 percent) say it should be illegal.

Overall, 48 percent of Americans say on the issue of abortion they are pro-choice and 37 percent say pro-life.

Democrats (62 percent) and independents (52 percent) identified themselves as pro-choice, while Republicans (56 percent) identified themselves as pro-life. Slightly more women (52 percent) than men (44 percent) say they are pro-choice.

"Interesting, these partisan differences are relatively small in these partisan times," Gorman said. "Compared to the party split on Bush’s job rating, they are practically non-existent." Voters Eye Abortion


What is most interesting here is only fifty-six percent of those who identify themselves as "pro-life," fifty-three percent of whom support baby-killing under cover of law when it is alleged that a mother's life is endangered and forty-two percent of whom support baby-killing under cover of law in two other cases, meaning that nearly half of all self-identified "pro-life" voters are clueless as to what it is to be "pro-life," said that they needed to know a candidate's position about baby-killing before they voted. This might mean that people know the positions taken by particular candidates, or it might mean that there is a general diffidence about abortion, believing that it has become just another social evil about which little can be done in substantive terms other than to discourage women from having them and to encourage adoption (which the President George Walker Bush variation of former President William Jefferson Blyth Clinton's "keep abortion safe, legal, and rare").

The very fact that public opinion polls must be taken on issues of moral truth reflects the absolute degeneracy of the "Americanist way" of religious indifferentism and cultural pluralism. Moral truth exists in the nature of things. It is knowable by reason. To assure that human reason is in accord with moral truth without any deviation, however, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted the totality of the precepts to the Natural Law to His Catholic Church for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication. Pope Pius XI explained this in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929:

Hence it is that in this proper object of her mission, that is, "in faith and morals, God Himself has made the Church sharer in the divine magisterium and, by a special privilege, granted her immunity from error; hence she is the mistress of men, supreme and absolutely sure, and she has inherent in herself an inviolable right to freedom in teaching.' By necessary consequence the Church is independent of any sort of earthly power as well in the origin as in the exercise of her mission as educator, not merely in regard to her proper end and object, but also in regard to the means necessary and suitable to attain that end. Hence with regard to every other kind of human learning and instruction, which is the common patrimony of individuals and society, the Church has an independent right to make use of it, and above all to decide what may help or harm Christian education. And this must be so, because the Church as a perfect society has an independent right to the means conducive to its end, and because every form of instruction, no less than every human action, has a necessary connection with man's last end, and therefore cannot be withdrawn from the dictates of the divine law, of which the Church is guardian, interpreter and infallible mistress.

This truth is clearly set forth by Pius X of saintly memory:

Whatever a Christian does even in the order of things of earth, he may not overlook the supernatural; indeed he must, according to the teaching of Christian wisdom, direct all things towards the supreme good as to his last end; all his actions, besides, in so far as good or evil in the order of morality, that is, in keeping or not with natural and divine law, fall under the judgment and jurisdiction of the Church.

It is worthy of note how a layman, an excellent writer and at the same time a profound and conscientious thinker, has been able to understand well and express exactly this fundamental Catholic doctrine:

The Church does not say that morality belongs purely, in the sense of exclusively, to her; but that it belongs wholly to her. She has never maintained that outside her fold and apart from her teaching, man cannot arrive at any moral truth; she has on the contrary more than once condemned this opinion because it has appeared under more forms than one. She does however say, has said, and will ever say, that because of her institution by Jesus Christ, because of the Holy Ghost sent her in His name by the Father, she alone possesses what she has had immediately from God and can never lose, the whole of moral truth, omnem veritatem, in which all individual moral truths are included, as well those which man may learn by the help of reason, as those which form part of revelation or which may be deduced from it.


Men and their nations need the guidance of the Catholic Church. Human reason can come to wrong or incomplete conclusions about moral truth. We need the guidance of the Catholic Church, which teaches us that no human being and no institution of civil governance has any authority from God whatsoever to "determine" matters that have been Revealed by God Himself through her and are part of the very nature of things. The matter of abortion is not one, as United States Representative Dr. Ron Paul (R-Texas) contends, of states' rights wherein individual state legislatures are "free" to determine whether to permit or restrict or prohibit baby-killing according to the "will" of its residence. And the matter of abortion is not, as United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York) and all other fully pro-abortion public officials and/or candidates of both major political parties contend, a matter of "human rights" and "individual conscience." The matter of abortion, whether surgical or chemical, is one of God's laws from which no human being on the face of this earth may dissent to to which every human being, whether acting individually or collectively with others in the institutions of civil governance, must submit himself. The only "debate" that men are free to engage in concerning abortion (or any other moral issue for that matter) is what specific penalties will be imposed upon the baby-killers and the nurses and the mothers and their abettors (as well as all others involved, including the maker of machines and poisons that dispatch babies in their mothers' wombs).

Alas, even traditionally-minded Catholics have surrendered to the false premises upon which the modern state, including the United States of America, is founded, believing that "progress" will be made if they make this or that "compromise" now in order to "advance the ball" in this or that election. This is delusional. We continue to go backward as a direct result of this false notion, which holds such a grip on the prideful, stubborn minds of Catholics who refuse to study the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church or to admit that the United States of America is founded on false, anti-Incarnational and semi-Pelagian principles of human self-redemption, as is witnessed by the results of the Fox News/Opinion Dynamics survey above, results quite similar to a poll conducted by The New York Times last month and published on November 13, 2007 (revealing that five percent of Republicans in Iowa and three percent of Republicans in New Hampshire listed abortion as the issue that they most wanted the candidates for the 2008 presidential nomination to discuss).

This sad situation is the result of the accommodationism exhibited by most, although far from all, of the Americanist bishops of the United States of America in the years leading up to the "Second" Vatican Council and, of course, the apostasies that have flowed from that false, nefarious council ever since, especially those concerning "religious liberty" and the separation of Church and State that has received the enthusiastic approval of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. The counterfeit church of conciliarism has aided and abetted the anti-Incarnational thrust of naturalism, rendering itself laughably incompetent to retard the social evils it says can be dealt with on the false grounds of interdenominationalism. Most of the American bishops in the years prior to conciliarism and almost all of the conciliar "bishops" since its advent have refused to take seriously the example of nearly two millennia of Catholic witness to spreading the Faith in pagan lands.

Consider this account of Saint Martin of Tours and his efforts to convert the pagan people of Gaul:

Well he knew that throughout the countryside of Gaul, there were hundreds of thousands of good people who had never heard the Good Tidings, who continued to worship absurd gods, sylvan deities, mysterious forces, or even worse. In contemporary Latin, the word paganus, which had meant "peasant," began to mean "pagan," for it was particularly in the rural districts that superstition and idolatry persisted Could a man of God, a spokesman for Christ, remain inactive as long as Teutates, Belenus, and Arduina ruled over so many hearts and minds--as long as the sun, the lightning, or a big tree, a river or a brook were objects of worship! Martin's answer was, of course, no.

Martin would go forth into the country. His assistants could competently take care of the affairs of the diocese during his absence. The monastery at Marmoutiers was a model of order and efficiency and could safely be left to itself. So Martin would go forth into the deepest backwoods of Gaul. He would speak to the crowds. He would ask them, "What are your gods?" And many would be unable even to name them. Then with his warm, vibrant eloquence that even the simplest could understand, but which even the most cultured could not help admiring, he would explain Christianity. He would tell the story of the life and the death of the Lord. He would make clear to all who heard him the meaning of the sublime message sent forth to the world some three hundred years ago from the hills of Palestine.

He traveled first through the rural regions of his own diocese,. then through the neighboring provinces. Maine, Anjoy, and Brittany saw the little caravan of the saint and his companions, dressed in rough fustian like the peasants themselves, carrying no baggage and no change of clothes, poor and humble, as prescribed by the Scriptures for apostles bearing the word of God. The reputation that preceded them into every village drew a crowd of the curious. Martin spoke. Other he healed the sick. Always he invited his listeners to give up their false beliefs, to tear down the pagan temple that sheltered their idols, to fell the sacred tree that they believed to be the abode of some god. Sometimes he met resistance. Sometimes the saint and his crew were threatened with bodily harm. They were not intimidated. (Henri Daniel-Rops, Heroes of God, first published by Hawthorn Books in 1958 and republished in 2002 by Sophia Press, pp. 36-37.)


How can Catholics in the United States of America recognize the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America as being founded on false principles that have resulted in the replacement of the true concept of patria, authentic love of one's nation, with the idolatry of one's nations, nationalism, when false religions and their places of false, diabolical worship are praised by the man whom most of them believe to be the Vicar of Christ on earth? We must pray and sacrifice, therefore, offering our prayers and sacrifices to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, making sure to distribute blessed Miraculous Medals, which have worked such wonders to convert souls and to protect entire cities during times of war and invasion, and Green Scapulars to those whom God's Providence places in our paths each day.

We cannot convert the world on our own efforts. We can, however, help to convert individual souls by making sure that we are converted on a daily basis in cooperation with the graces that were won for us by the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, a fact that is indeed represented on her Miraculous Medal, is it not? The world is converted one soul at a time. Do we doubt the power or the efficacy of God's graces to do now what was done in the First Millennium, to produce Christendom? We must trust Our Lady, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit, to bring about the realization of a new Christendom as the fruit of the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart.

May it be our privilege to plant a few seeds for the restoration of the Social Reign of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen by means of our total consecration to the King through the Queen's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. May we never consider this "unrealistic" or un-patriotic. True patriotism wills the good of one's nation, which is her unequviocal Catholicization in all aspects of her social life. We can start by enthroning our homes to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

What are we waiting for?


Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us now and the hour of our deaths. Amen.

All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you. Save souls!

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

(I will continue to keep these photographs posted in articles dealing with Americanism. There is no true civil liberty without the Catholic Faith!)


Behold the only standard of true human liberty (not the "liberty bell" or the Masonic "goddess" in New York Harbor.)

Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome, Italy, Sunday, May 22, 2005.

A painting of the Catholic martyrs of Gorkum, The Netherlands, who were tortured and executed in 1572 by Dutch Calvinists, the theological soul-mates of the "Pilgrims" who came to North America less than half a century later who were so "grateful" that they had had a bountiful harvest in a land where there was no Catholic Mass. (Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Monroe, Connecticut, the Feast of Saint Cecilia, Thursday, November 22, 2007.)

Here is a description of their martyrdom as found at the New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia site:

The year 1572, Luther and Calvin had already wrested from the Church a great part of Europe. The iconoclastic storm had swept through the Netherlands, and was followed by a struggle between Lutheranism and Calvinism in which the latter was victorious. In 1571 the Calvinists held their first synod, at Embden. On 1 April of the next year the Watergeuzen (Sea-beggars) conquered Briel and later Vlissingen and other places. In June, Dortrecht and Gorkum fell into their hands and at Gorkum they captured nine Franciscans. These were: Nicholas Pieck, guardian of Gorkum, Hieronymns of Weert, vicar, Theodorus van der Eem, of Amersfoort, Nicasius Janssen, of Heeze, Willehad of Denmark, Godefried of Mervel, Antonius Of weert, Antonius of Hoornaer, and Franciseus de Roye, of Brussels. To these were added two lay brothers from the same monastery, Petrus of Assche and Cornelius of Wyk near Duurstede. Almost at the same time the Calvinists laid their hands on the learned parish priest of Gorkum, Leonardus Vechel of Bois-le-Duc, who had made distinguished studies in Louvain, and also has assistant Nicolaas Janssen, surnamed Poppel, of Welde in Belgium. With the above, were also imprisoned Godefried van Duynsen, of Gorkum who was active as a priest in his native city, and Joannes Lenartz of Oisterwljk, an Augustinian and director of the convent of Augustinian nuns in Gorkum. To these fifteen, who from the very first underwent all the sufferings and torments of the persecution, were later added four more companions: Joannes van Hoornaer, a Dominican of the Cologne province and parish priest not far from Gorkum, who, when apprised of the incarceration of the clergy ot Gorkum, hastened to the city in order to administer the sacraments to them and was seized and imprisoned with the rest, Jacobus Lacops of Oudenaar, a Norbertine, who after leading a frivolous life, being disobedient to his order, and neglectful of his religious duties, reformed, became a curate in Monster, Holland and was imprisoned in 1572; Adrianus Janssen of Hilvarenbeek, at one time a Premonstratensian and parish priest in Monster, who was sent to Brielle with Jacobus Lacops; and lastly Andreas Wouters of Heynoord, whose conduct was not edifying up to the time of his arrest, but who made ample amends by his martyrdom.

After enduring much suffering and abuse in the prison at Gorkum (26 June-6 July) the first fifteen martyrs were transferred to Brielle. On their way to Dortrecht they were exhibited for money to the curious and arrived at Brielle 13 July. On the following day, Lumey, the commander of the Watergeuzen, caused the martyrs to be interrogated and ordered a sort of disputation. In the meantime the four other martyrs also arrived. It was exacted of each that he abandon his belief in the Blessed Sacrament and in papal supremacy. All remained firm in their faith. Meanwhile there came a letter from William of Orange which enjoined all those in authority to leave priests and religious unmolested. Nevertheless Lumey caused the martyrs to be hanged in the night of 9 July, in a turfshed amid cruel mutilations. Their beatification took place on 14 Nov., 1675, and their canonization on 29 June, 1865. For many years the place of their martyrdom in Brielle has been the scene of numerous pilgrimages and processions. The Martyrs of Gorkum


One will notice that the Calvinists, ever eager to make a buck--or the Dutch equivalent thereof, charged admission for the curious to see the martyrs, who would not renounce their belief in the Blessed Sacrament and in papal supremacy. It is that very truth of papal supremacy that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI is prepared to "discuss" with the heretical and schismatic Orthodox on the basis of The Ravenna Document. Today the Orthdox and tomorrow the descendants of the Dutch Calvinists and all other Protestants.

Remember this and remember it well: where there is no Mass there is no Christianity. We must seek to plant the seeds for the Catholicization of the United States of America, never ever seeking to lionize people who rejected the true Faith and whose heresies helped to pave the way for the social problems we face today.

The Original Hippocratic Oath

I swear by Apollo Physician and Asclepius and Hygeia and Panaceia and all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will fulfill according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant:

To hold him who has taught me this art as equal to my parents and to live my life in partnership with him, and if he is in need of money to give him a share of mine, and to regard his offspring as equal to my brothers in male lineage and to teach them this art - if they desire to learn it - without fee and covenant; to give a share of precepts and oral instruction and all the other learning to my sons and to the sons of him who has instructed me and to pupils who have signed the covenant and have taken an oath according to the medical law, but no one else.

I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.

I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.

I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this work.

Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves.

What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself, holding such things shameful to be spoken about.

If I fulfill this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.


Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint Luke 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.

Saint Catherine Laboure, pray for us.

Pope Saint Clement I, pray for us.

Saint Sylvester the Abbot, pray for us.

Saint Peter of Alexandria, pray for us.

Saint Leonard of Port Maurice, pray for us.

Saint John of the Cross, pray for us.

Saint Felix of Valois, pray for us.

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us.

Saint Gregory the Wonderworker, pray for us.

Saint Gertrude the Great, pray for us.

Saint Josaphat, pray for us.

Saint Albert the Great, pray for us.

Saint Didacus, pray for us.

Pope Saint Martin I, pray for us.

Saint Martin of Tours, pray for us.

Saint Charles Borromeo, pray for us.

Saints Vitalis and Agricola, pray for us.

Saint Hilarion, pray for us.

Saint John Cantius, pray for us.

Saint Peter of Alcantara, pray for us.

Saint Hedwig, pray for us.

Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us.

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us.

Saint Francis Borgia, pray for us.

Saint Edward the Confessor, pray for us.

Saint John Leonard, pray for us.

Saint Dionysisus (Denis), Rusticus and Eleutherius, pray for us.

Saint Bridget of Sweden, pray for us.

Saint Therese Lisieux, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Saint Placidus and Companions, pray for us.

Saint Bruno, pray for us.

Saint Wenceslaus, pray for us.

Saint Jerome, pray for us.

Saint Remigius, pray for us.

Saint Clotilde, pray for us.

Saints Cosmas and Damian, pray for us.

Pope Saint Linus, pray for us.

Saint Peter Nolasco, pray for us.

Saint Raymond Pennafort, pray for us.

Saint Raymond Nonnatus, pray for us.

Saint Thecla, pray for us.

Saint Matthew, pray for us.

Saint Eustachius and Family, pray for us.

Saint Leonard of Port Maurice, pray for us.

Saint Joseph Cupertino, pray for us.

Saint Januarius, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Saints Cornelius and Cyprian, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius X, pray for us.

Saint Giles, pray for us.

Saint Stephen of Hungary, pray for us.

Saint Rose of Lima, pray for us.

Saint Nicomedes, pray for us.

Saint Joseph Calasanctius, pray for us.

Pope Saint Zephyrinus, pray for us.

Saint Louis IX, King of France, pray for us.

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, pray for us.

Saint Bartholomew, pray for us.

Saint Philip Benizi, pray for us.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, pray for us.

Saint John Eudes, pray for us.

Saint Hyacinth, pray for us, pray for us.

Saint Agapitus, pray for us.

Saint Helena, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saint Clare of Assisi, pray for us.

Saint Athanasius, pray for us.

Saint Irenaeus, pray for us.

Saints Monica, pray for us.

Saint Jude, pray for us.

Saint John the Beloved, pray for us.

Saint Francis Solano, pray for us.

Saint John Bosco, pray for us.

Saint Dominic Savio, pray for us.

Saint  Scholastica, pray for us.

Saint Benedict, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, pray for us.

Saint Antony of the Desert, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Saint Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.

Saint Bonaventure, pray for us.

Saint Augustine, pray for us.

Saint Francis Xavier, pray for us.

Saint Peter Damian, pray for us.

Saint Turibius, pray for us.

Saint Francis Solano, pray for us.

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, pray for us.

Saint Lucy, pray for us.

Saint Monica, pray for us.

Saint Agatha, pray for us.

Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us.

Saint Basil the Great, pray for us.

Saint Philomena, pray for us.

Saint Cecilia, pray for us.

Saint John Mary Vianney, pray for us.

Saint Vincent de Paul, pray for us.

Saint Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Saint Athanasius, pray for us.

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us.

Saint Isaac Jogues, pray for us.

Saint Rene Goupil, pray for us.

Saint John Lalonde, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel Lalemont, pray for us.

Saint Noel Chabanel, pray for us.

Saint Charles Garnier, pray for us.

Saint Anthony Daniel, pray for us.

Saint John DeBrebeuf, pray for us.

Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, pray for us.

Saint Therese Lisieux, pray for us.

Saint Lucy, pray for us.

Saint Dominic, pray for us.

Saint Hyacinth, pray for us.

Saint Basil, pray for us.

Saint Benedict, pray for us.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, pray for us.

Saint Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Saint Sebastian, pray for us.

Saint Tarcisius, pray for us.

Saint Bridget of Sweden, pray for us.

Saint Gerard Majella, pray for us.

Saint John of the Cross, pray for us.

Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette Soubirous, pray for us.

Saint Genevieve, pray for us.

Saint Vincent de Paul, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius V, pray for us.

Saint Rita of Cascia, pray for us.

Saint Louis de Montfort, pray for us.

Blessed Humbeline, pray for us.

Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich, pray for us.

Venerable Pauline Jaricot, pray for us.

Father Miguel Augustin Pro, pray for us.

Francisco Marto, pray for us.

Jacinta Marto, pray for us.

Juan Diego, pray for us.

Father Maximilian Kolbe,M.I., pray for us.

Father Frederick Faber, pray for us.


The Longer Version of the Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer, composed by Pope Leo XIII, 1888

O glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil.  Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil.  Fight this day the battle of our Lord, together with  the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in heaven.  That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels.  Behold this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage.  Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the Name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay, and cast into eternal perdition, souls destined for the crown of eternal glory.  That wicked dragon pours out. as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.  These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on Her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck the sheep may be scattered.  Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory.  They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious powers of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude.  Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church.  Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations.  Amen.

Verse: Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.

Response: The Lion of the Tribe of Juda has conquered the root of David.

Verse: Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.

Response: As we have hoped in Thee.

Verse: O Lord hear my prayer.

Response: And let my cry come unto Thee.

Verse: Let us pray.  O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as suppliants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin, immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of our souls. 

Response:  Amen.  


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