Foggy Bottom's Bloody Tradition
Thomas A. Droleskey
The President-elect assembled a team of pro-aborts. The "mainstream" media was silent. Not a word was uttered about the President-elect's selections to be White House Chief of Staff, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, among other selectees, were completely pro-abortion. The "mainstream" media was silent. Not a word was uttered.
Then again, my friends, not a word was uttered by the establishment "pro-life" community when the President-elect assembled--and kept assembling--a team of thorough-going pro-aborts to serve in his Cabinet. The President-elect in question in this instance was then Texas Governor George Walker Bush, who appointed the pro-abortion Andrew Card to be his White House Chief of Staff, the pro-abortion Colin Powell to be his Secretary of State, the pro-abortion Freemason Donald D. Rumsfeld to be his Secretary of Defense, and the pro-abortion Christine Todd Whitman to be his Secretary of Environmental Protection. The "pro-life" "establishment" was silent. Not a word of criticism.
The "pro-life" Bush, who actually supports baby-killing in certain "hard" cases and who funded the chemical assassinations of countless millions of children in the United States of America and around the world by means of domestic and international "family planning" programs, also appointed the pro-abortion Catholic Thomas Ridge to be his first Secretary of Homeland Security, replacing Ridge with the equally pro-abortion adherent of the Talmud, Michael Chertoff, whom Bush had appointed to be a judge on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (how can anyone take Bush seriously as a "pro-lifer" when he appointed pro-aborts to the Federal judiciary?), replacing the pro-abortion Colin Powell as Secretary of State with the pro-abortion Condoleeza Rice. The current United States Attorney General, Michael Mukasey, is also pro-abortion as was his immediate predecessor, Bush's former chief White House counsel Albert Gonzales. The "pro-life" "establishment" was silent. Not a word of criticism.
The "pro-life" and "pro-family" "establishment was deaf and dumb when various sub-Cabinet officers in various departments of the Executive Branch of the Federal government of the United States of America issued orders favorable to the agenda of perversity in the name of "diversity" and "tolerance." The "pro-life" and "pro-family" establishment was deaf and dumb when the "pro-life" and "pro-family" Skull and Bonesman from Yale University, George Walker Bush, appointed a man, Michael Guest, steeped in unrepentant acts of perversity against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments to be the United States Ambassador to the country of Romania and did or said nothing as Guest's "partner" in perversion served as the "hostess" for diplomatic functions at the American Embassy in Bucharest, Romania.
Awakening from their overdosing on Sominex, the various leaders "pro-life" and "pro-family" "establishment are howling at the moon over the fact that the openly pro-abortion Barack Hussein Obama, aided and abetted by his pro-abortion Vice President-elect, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., is assembling a thoroughly pro-abortion Cabinet. These same people would have continued their irresponsible silence if John Sidney McCain III had been elected and appointed his pro-abortion pal, United States Senator Joseph Lieberman, D-Connecticut, to be Secretary of State or Secretary of Defense. It is too important for these self-important people to speak out about inconsistencies in a "pro-life" administration as to do so might endanger their "access" to the annals of power, "access" that is designed quite precisely to keep them silence about these inconsistencies as they enjoy their "privileges" of speaking to various office-holders at will, a phenomenon I commented upon ninety-one months ago in
Unprecedented Access .
As been noted in other recent commentaries, pro-aborts in the naturalist organized crime family known as the Democrat Party have complete integrity. That is, the naturalists of the false opposite of the "left" who believe in the "right" of women to kill their preborn children, whether by chemical or surgical means, on an unrestricted basis under cover of law are absolutely and totally committed to their support for the mystical dismemberment of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the persons of preborn children. These pro-aborts do not want to "compromise" their commitment to the advance of evil. They mean what they say and they use the levers of governmental power to advance what they believe, distinguishing themselves quite completely from their "pro-life" counterparts in the naturalistic organized crime family known as the Republican Party, most of whom mouth "pro-life" slogans while actually supporting surgical abortion in some instances and chemical abortions in all instances (and supporting all other manner of evils both in the United States of America and around the world).
We should not be surprised that Barack Hussein Obama has assembled a team of like-minded pro-aborts, starting, it appears, with the nefarious pro-abort Hillary Rodham Clinton, as his Secretary of State. (Yes, they're baaaaack! The Clintons never go away.) Obama has the integrity of his evil convictions. While it is certainly terrible that President-elect Barack Hussein Obama is appointing the likes of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Catholic pro-abort Thomas Daschle and the Methodist pro-abort Janet Napolitano and the Talmudic pro-abort Rahm Emmanuel and the just plain pro-abort Eric Himpton Holder to various positions, there was never any mystery about the sort of people he would appoint, now was there? It is simply amazing, as in truly astounding, that people who were more near-sighted than Mister Magoo for eight years about George Walker Bush's pro-abortion appointees and his anti-life policies have suddenly had their "vision" restored by lasik surgery. They can "see" again.
Obviously, the restoration of "sight" to the willfully near-sighted and blind is only temporary. The leaders of the "pro-life" and "pro-family "establishment, including those "bishops" in the counterfeit church of conciliarism who fashion themselves as "pro-life" as they indemnify the likes of George Walker Bush and John Sidney McCain III at every turn, will lose their newfound 20/20 vision if a Republican careerist manages to find his or her way back into the White House after Barack Hussein Obama in four or eight years. For the time being, however, these "people" can "see" pro-aborts being appointed to various offices by a pro-abortion President-elect, reminding me a spoof of the late Don Herbert's
Mr. Wizard, wherein a little boy says in awestruck tones, "Golly gee willickers, Mister Wizard, you're going to turn ice into water by using a Bunsen burner? I'm sure excited about that!"
Once these latter day "Mister Wizards" get a grip on reality, however, perhaps they will come to realize that most of the Secretaries of State in the past forty years have been committed to surgical abortion personally and to funding the chemical assassination of children internationally by means of "international" family planning programs.
Then Secretary of State William Pierce Rogers was responsible for implementing President Richard Milhous Nixon's July 18, 1969, Special Message to Congress on the Problems of Population Growth. Nixon's special message contained the following passage that should send shivers up the spine of any believing Catholic who loves God as He has revealed Himself to men exclusively through the Catholic Church as a very clear indication of the extent to which the leaders of both organized crime families of naturalism in the United States of America, have been committed to anti-life and anti-family policies that mock God and lead to social and international chaos:
It is my view that no American woman should be denied access to family planning assistance because of her economic condition. I believe, therefore, that we should establish as a national goal the provision of adequate family planning services within the next five years to all those who want them but cannot afford them. This we have the capacity to do.
Clearly, in no circumstances will the activities associated with our pursuit of this goal be allowed to infringe upon the religious convictions or personal wishes and freedom of any individual, nor will they be allowed to impair the absolute right of all individuals to have such matters of conscience respected by public authorities.
In order to achieve this national goal, we will have to increase the amount we are spending on population and family planning. But success in this endeavor will not result from higher expenditures alone. Because the life circumstances and family planning wishes of those who receive services vary considerably, an effective program must be more flexible in its design than are many present efforts. In addition, programs should be better coordinated and more effectively administered. Under current legislation, a comprehensive State or local project must assemble a patchwork of funds from many different sources--a time-consuming and confusing process. Moreover, under existing legislation, requests for funds for family planning services must often compete with requests for other deserving health endeavors. (Special Message to Congress on the Problems of Population Growth.)
In other words, Nixon did not want the government to force religiously run institutions to adopt policies to their beliefs. He only wanted every American taxpayer, regardless of religious convictions, to fund the evil of "family planning."
Nixon's second Secretary of State, Dr. Heinz Alfred Kissinger, who served succeeded William Pierce Rogers on September 3, 1973, was a thorough supporter of abortion and contraception. Kissinger
Kissinger, a former aide to the arch supporter of contraception and abortion, the late adulterous former Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States, Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, and Nixon sought to issue a National Security Study Memorandum (NSSM-200) in 1974 which would have encouraging countries to impose a one-child-per family policy in order to receive American foreign aid. The Nixon Administration authorized the writing of National Security Study Memorandum 200 in 1974 that was designed to implement a variety of the “population control” measures that had been recommended by the Rockefeller Commission, a panel appointed by President Nixon in 1969 following his own Special Message to Congress on July 18, 1969, on the “necessity” of controlling population growth.
This particular Memorandum, which was the brainchild of Nixon and Henry Kissinger and presidential counselor Donald D. Rumsfeld, included such draconian measures as encouraging countries to develop a one child per family policy and to regulate the control of food to developing nations. As a result of pressure brought by several Catholic cardinals in the United States, this NSSM was classified until 1989, at which point its terms were released.
It still amazes my friends, that the Nixon administration, whose officials believed in the abject immorality of the whole panoply of “population control” measures recommended in NSSM 200, including encouraging parents to have “one child per family,” can be praised and defended by any Catholic to this very day? Have we no love for God? Have we no regard for the horror of sin and how it is an evil thing to promote sin under cover of law?
Kissinger was succeeded by the pro-abortion Cyrus Vance in the administration of President James Earl Carter, Jr. Vance was succeeded by the pro-abortion Catholic Edmund S. Muskie. (Carter, to his credit, admitted in 2005 that his "moderate" stance on abortion when he was running for President of the United States of America in 1976 was incorrect. Washington Times - Carter condemns abortion culture.)
President Ronald Wilson Reagan's first Secretary of State, Alexander Haig, a Catholic, refused to support an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America to ban surgical baby killing and even refused to support an amendment to "permit" state legislatures do so when he was running for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 1987 for the 1988 election cycle (2 GROUPS LIST CANDIDATES' VIEWS ON ABORTION - New York Times.) This hasn't, it should be pointed out, kept Haig from being named a "Knight of Malta" by the counterfeit church of conciliarism, whose current leader, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, consults with the amoral Henry Kissinger now and again on diplomatic matters.
Haig's successor, George P. Shultz, kept his views on abortion mainly to himself while the Reagan administration funded the chemical assassination of children at the same time it implemented the "Mexico City" policy of forbidding international "family planning" organizations receiving funds from the Federal government of the United States of America from killing babies on their premises in foreign nations or using their premises to refer clients to places where they could have their children butchered. The "Mexico City" policy, as I have noted in other commentaries, is fraught with loopholes. (Shultz is also considered to be the "father," if you will of George Walker Bush's doctrine of "preemptive war" that has devastated the lives of thousands upon thousands of innocent Iraqis.)
Shultz's successor, James Addison Baker III, was a longtime ally of the man who appointed him, George Herbert Walker Bush, who supported "abortion rights" (and had been such a firm supporter of contraception when he served in the United States House of Representatives from 1967 to 1971 that his colleagues gave him a "nickname" that cannot be repeated here) until he was selected by then former Governor Ronald Wilson Reagan to be his Vice Presidential running mate in 1980. Baker, like Shultz before him, kept his own views to himself during the time that he served as President Reagan's first White House Chief of Staff (1981-1985) and Secretary of the Treasury (1985-1988) before becoming Secretary of State. Suffice it to say, however, that Baker was never known as a "pro-life" activist, shall we say, and carried out the funding of the chemical assassinations of children by means of international "family planning" programs during his own time as Secretary of State.
Those who fund the chemical assassinations of innocent preborn human beings are pro-abortions even if they serve "pro-life" presidents and even if they keep their own views in favor of the surgical execution of the preborn to themselves.
Each of the five individuals who have been Secretary of State since James A. Baker III has been an unreconstructed pro-abort.
Lawrence Eagleburger, who served as Acting Secretary of State/Secretary of State from August 23, 1992, to January 19, 1993, remains now what he was then: a complete acolyte of Henry Alfred Kissinger and his pro-abortion, pro-contraception policies. Eagleburger is a supporter of the pro-abortion Christine Todd Whitman's "It's My Party Too" political action committee:
Whitman recently announced the formation of her new political action committee named "It's My Party Too PAC." The purpose of the PAC is to elect pro-abortion Republicans to Congress and state legislatures. With an eye toward the 2008 presidential primaries and the Republican National Convention where a new platform will be adopted, she is busily raising money for the PAC through receptions hosted by pro-abortion friends.
Multi-millionaire developer Trammell Crow will host a reception for "It's My Party Too PAC" at his Dallas estate on September 20, 2006, and Mrs. Whitman will be introduced along with her book, "It's My Party Too."
The invitation lists Christine Todd Whitman as the chair of the PAC along with its national board of directors, who are: Susan Cullman (NY), The Honorable John Danforth (MO), The Honorable Robert Dole (KS), [U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole is Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee which is a partner with It's My Party Too PAC], The Honorable Lawrence Eagleburger (VA), David Eisenhower (PA), Julie Nixon Eisenhower (PA), The Honorable Tom Kean (NJ), James B. Nicholson (MI), The Honorable Tom Ridge (PA), Charles Royce (CT), The Honorable Alan Simpson (WY), Candace Straight (NJ), The Honorable Jane Swift (MA).
Christine Todd Whitman and her friends have extensive connections across the country with "country club" Republicans and others across the country with lots of money and influence. Like Whitman, many of these people wouldn't even support a ban on partial-birth abortion, for fear it would lend momentum to the pro-life movement. (BUSH ADMINISTRATION GRANTS BIG VICTORY TO ABORTION INDUSTRY.)
Eagleburger's two successors, Warren Christopher and Madeline Albright, each of whom served in the administration of President William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, were pro-abort members of the Council on Foreign Relations, an organization that is very supportive of "population control" efforts. The policies of the Clinton administration under the Christopher and Albright's State Department were fully supportive of Planned Parenthood and the United Nations.
George Walker Bush's two Secretaries of State, Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice, are pro-aborts. That did not disqualify them from serving in the "pro-life" administration of the "pro-life" president who said that he wanted to work for the day "when every child will be welcomed in life and protected by law" when he, the "pro-life" president, believes that the law can and must permit the execution of certain preborn children in "hard" cases according to the "choice" of their mothers. No, the man. George Walker Bush, who would never appoint anyone deemed to suffer from a whiff of anti-Semitism or racism to any position of public trust, had no problem appointing individuals to be the highest ranking diplomats in the United States of America who were completely and totally in favor of the taking of the lives of innocent babies by means of surgical abortions and who were as complicit as their predecessors as Secretaries of State in funding the chemical assassinations of millions of children around the world.
Some will protest at this juncture that both Powell and Rice did the Bush administration's bidding in seeking to end the funding of "coercive" population policies of the United Nations Population Fund. That's nice. This does nothing to obviate the guilt of the "pro-life" administration's full and active participation in the chemical assassination of innocent preborn children. Foggy Bottom, which is the metonym, drawn from the area in the District of Columbia where the Department of State has its headquarters, used to describe the State Department, has a most bloody tradition that Barack Hussein Obama is simply continuing by the appointment of his fellow devil, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The pro-abortion, Barack Hussein Obama, whose status as a natural-born citizen of the United States of America is the subject of several pending lawsuits that will be considered for review or dismissal by the Justices of Supreme Court of the United States of America on Friday, December 5, 2008, is also continuing the bloody "tradition" started by President George Walker Bush of naming a pro-abort to be the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Bush appointed Tom Ride, a pro-abortion Catholic, to be the department's first secretary. The forty-third president named the pro-abortion adherent of the Talmud, Michael Chertoff, to be Ridge's successor.
Why should there be outrage on the "right" that Obama is going to name pro-abortion Methodist Janet Napolitano, the Governor of the State of Arizona, to succeed Chertoff? Where was the outrage from the "right" concerning the appointment of Ridge and Chertoff? What has there been a recognition that no one who believes in "homeland security" for the preborn under cover of law is going to be able to secure the borders of the United States of America from attacks from foreigners who have no more regard for our lives than we have for our own innocent preborn?
George Walker Bush has campaigned for pro-abort candidates of his own political party, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Where was the outrage from the "pro-life" and "pro-family" establishment when he endorsed such egregious pro-aborts?
Where was the outrage from the "pro-life" and "pro-family" establishment as the unjust and immoral American invasion of Iraq resulted in the killing of thousands of Iraqi citizens as their homes were destroyed and the infrastructure providing them with electricity and water, among other services, disrupted for years on end as Iraqi's small Catholic minority found itself persecuted by Mohammedans quite actively?
Where is the outrage from the "pro-life" and "pro-family" establishment
as George Walker Bush blasphemes God and calls Mohammedanism a "religion of peace"?
Where was the "outrage" among the "pro-life" and "pro-family" establishment as more and more legitimate liberties of the citizens of the United States of America were curbed in the name of "national security" and the phony "global war on terror?"
Where was the outrage from the "pro-life" and "pro-family" establishment as George Walker Bush's policies increased the size and scope and power of the Federal government of the United States of America to resemble that any one of number of socialist countries in Europe?
Where is the outrage from the "pro-life" and "pro-family establishment as George Walker Bush's administration funded the chemical executions of millions of children in the United States of America and throughout the world?
Sure. Stipulated. Barack Hussein Obama is appointing very bad people to important offices. This is terrible. Once again, however, he is doing what he promised to do. No amount of fund-raising for "advocacy organizations" is going to stop these appointments. The Democrats in the United States Senate now control fifty-eight seats. Most of what the soon-to-be President Barack Hussein Obama is going to want done will get accomplished, and most probably without too much Republican opposition, especially on those "troubling" "social issues." All of the angst and gnashing of teeth and rending of garments about Obama and his horrible appointments and evil policies will accomplish nothing as a system founded in the false, naturalistic, anti-Incarnational, religiously indifferentist and semi-Pelagian principles of Modernity is bound to deteriorate more and more over the course of time.
What can stop the likes of Barack Hussein Obama and his bad appointments and his evil policies? Well, it won't be any political party of the false opposite of the naturalist "right" and it won't be any advocacy organization with glossy direct-mail advertising urging you to send them money to help "fight" Obama's policies. It is not "what" can stop Obama's appointments and evil policies. It is who can stop them. And the "who" is Our Lady, to whose Immaculate Heart has been entrusted the conversion of men and their nations by her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
We must pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit to make reparation for our sins, each of which has contributed so much to the problems in the Church and in the world, and those of the whole world as we pray for the conversion of those in public life, be they of the false naturalist opposites of the "left" or of the "right," to become champions of Christ the King as members of His true Church, the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation. We must have total confidence in the Immaculate Heart of Mary as we take refuge in the sure shelter in the Heart form therefrom, the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the two Hearts that beat as one. We must be unflagging in our commitment to the Catholic Faith as the one and only foundation of personal and social order.
The great saint who we have been commemorating today, Saturday, November 22, 2008, Saint Cecilia, would not compromise with the Roman authorities in order to preserve her life. Why are we so willing to compromise in order to do the bidding of career politicians who are enemies of Christ the King as their opposite numbers show they unwillingness to compromise in pursuit of evils that come from the devil and are designed to lead souls to Hell for all eternity? Perhaps we can benefit from the glories and the virtue and the courage of Saint Cecilia!
Let us let Dom Prosper Gueranger describe the courage of Saint Cecilia for us:
Caecilia united in her veins the blood of kings with that of Rome's greatest heroes. At the time of the first preaching of the Gospel, more than one ancient patrician family had seen its direct line become extinct. But the adoptions and alliances, which under the Republic had knot more closely the great families by linking them all to the most illustrious among them, formed as it were a common fund of glory, which, even in the days of decline, was passed on intact to the survivors of the aristocracy.
It has now been demonstrated by the undeniable witness of monuments that Christianity from the very beginning took possession of that glory, by adopting its heirs; and that by a wonderful disposition of divine Providence, the founders of the Rome of the Pontiffs were these last representatives of the Republic, thus preserved in order to give to the two phases of Roman history that powerful unity which is the distinguishing note of divine works. Heretofore bound together by the same patriotism, the Cornelii and the AEmilii, alike heirs of the Fabii, the Caecili, Valerii, Sergeii, Furii, Claudii, Pomponii, Plautii, and Acilli, eldest sons of the Gentile Church, strengthened the connections formed during the Republic and firmly established, even in the first and second centuries of Christianity, the new Roman society. In the same centuries, and under the influence of the religion preached by St. Peter and St. Paul, there came to be grated on the ever vigorous trunk of the old aristocracy the best members of the new imperial and consular families, worthy by their truly Roman virtues, practised amid the general depravity, to reinforce the thinned ranks of Rome's founders, and to fill up, without too sudden a transition, the voids made by time in the true patrician houses. Thus was Rome working out her destiny; thus was accomplished the building up of the eternal city being accomplished by the very men who had formerly, by their blood or by their genius, established her strong and mighty on the seven hills
Caecilia, the lawful representative of the unparalleled aristocracy, the fairest flower of the old stem, was also the last. The second century was passing away, the third, which was to see the empire fall from the hands of Septimus Severus first to the Orientals and then to the barbarians from the banks of the Danube, offered small chance of preservation for the remnants of the ancient nobility. The true Roman society was henceforth at an end; for, save a few individual exceptions, there remained nothing more of Roman but the name: the vain adornment of freedmen and upstarts, who, under the princes worthy of them, indulged their passions at the expense of those around them.
Caecilia therefore appeared at the right moment, personifying with the utmost dignity the society that was about to disappear because its work was accomplished. In her strength and her beauty, adorned with the royal purple of martyrdom, she represents ancient Rome rising proud and glorious to the skies, before the upstart Caesars who, by immolating her in their jealousy, unconsciously executed the divine plan. The blood of kings and heroes, flowing from her triple wound, is the libation of the old nobility to Christ the conqueror, to the Blessed Trinity the Rule of nations it is the final consecration, which reveals in its full extent the sublime vocation of the valiant races called to found the eternal Rome.
But we must not think that to-day's feast is meant to excite us in a merely theoretical and fruitless admiration. The Church recognizes and honours in Saint Caecilia three characteristics, which, united together, distinguish her among all the blessed in heaven, and are a source of grace and an example to men. These three characteristics are, virginity, apostolic zeal, and the super-human courage which enabled her to bear torture and death. Such is the threefold teaching conveyed by this one Christian life.
In an age so blindly abandoned as ours to the worship of the senses, is it not time to protest by the strong lessons of our faith, against a fascination which even the children of the promise can hardly resist? Never since the fall of the Roman Empire have morals, and with them the family and society, been so seriously threatened. For long years literature, the arts, the comforts of life, have had but one aim: to propose physical enjoyment as the only end of man's destiny. Society already counts an immense number of members who live entirely a life of the senses. Alas for the day when it will expect to save itself by relying on their energy! The Roman Empire thus attempted several times to shake off the yoke of invasion: it fell, never to rise again.
Will the same be written one day of the United States of America?
Dom Prosper Gueranger's description of ancient Rome, especially in the last paragraph quoted above, could be a description of the United States of America as its has degenerated more and more over the decades as a result of its false premises that stem from the heresies of the Protestant Revolt and the anti-Incarnational naturalism of Modernity, so exemplified by Judeo-Masonry.
We can be the leaven in our society that Saint Cecilia was in hers. We can be the witnesses to Christ the King and to Mary our Immaculate Queen as were Saint Cecilia and her chaste husband Saint Valerian, who did not get to see her Guardian Angel until he converted to the Catholic Faith, and her brother-in-law Saint Tiburtius, and the pope who buried her in the Catacombs of Saint Callistus, Pope Saint Urban I. We can imitate their heroism in behalf of our true Catholic patriotism, which seeks the conversion of our lands, at a time when the scions of the American civil state, who have shed so much Catholic blood in their own day (continuing the "tradition" that had been inaugurated by their Protestant predecessors), are more than willing to use torture against those whom they deem to be "threats" to national security and civil tranquility.
Today, the Feast of Saint Cecilia, provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon the fact that we are called to exhibit the love of the Holy Faith that was demonstrated by Saint Cecilia throughout her life, especially as she faced and endured her martyrdom. It may not be God's Holy Will for there to be a Catholic States of America. The world may be too far gone. We do not know this for sure. We cannot give up the battle for Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen. We must live and work and pray for a day when everyone in the midst of the United States of America and the world will be a Catholic, seeing in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass the only true Thanksgiving (the world Eucharist means Thanksgiving, of course) on the face of this earth. Then and only then will a national day of Thanksgiving be properly oriented as an expression of gratitude of an entire nation of men living under the sweet, gentle yoke of Christ the King that liberates them from an enslavement to sin and selfishness and all of the various falsehoods that emanate from the devil and lead souls directly to Hell.
Father Miguel Augustin Pro, S.J., who was put to death by the Masonic revolutionaries in Mexico eighty-one years ago tomorrow, Sunday, November 23, 1927, trusted in Our Lady's graces to help him to remain steadfast in defense of the Holy Faith without compromising one little bit to the anticlericalists of Mexico who had the full and most open support of the government of the United States of America in the administrations of Republican William Howard Taft, under whose watch as the first American occupying governor of The Philippines Protestant "churches" and Masonic lodges were introduced to take untold numbers of Catholics out of the true Church, Democrat Thomas Woodrow Wilson, who believed the shedding of Catholic blood in Mexico might bring about the same kind of "triumph" of "liberal" ideas as had occurred, he believed, as a result of the bloodletting wrought by the French Revolution, and Republicans Warren Gamaliel Harding, John Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Clark Hoover.
Precisely two days after Father Pro's martyrdom in behalf of the Social Reign of Christ the King, the American Ambassador to Mexico, Dwight Whitney Morrow, the aviator Charles H. Lindbergh's future father-in-law, and the thirty-third degree Mason named Will Rogers toured Mexico on a train with the man, Plutarco Elias Calles, who had ordered Father Pro be arrested and put to death for "treason" against the "state" without any trial whatsoever:
Strong hands, quick to become doubled fists, a hard jaw, and a heavy scowl have sometimes been called the typical externals of President Plutarco Elias Calles. The fact that he once publicly alluded to "the grunts of the Pope" caused some to fear that his mind might resemble his fists. Last week such mistaken impressions were given the lie when Senor Calles proved himself not only supple of body but adept at mellow geniality. Scene: the $375,000 private train of the President of Mexico which puffed all week, from one hospitable ranch in northern Mexican states to another. On board were the new U. S. Ambassador to Mexico, Dwight Whitney Morrow (onetime Morgan partner), and tart-witted cowboy-clown Will Rogers. They, and other guests of the President, were privileged to see him in playful mood. At Pabellon Ranch, State of Aguascalientes, Senor Calles seated his guests around a bull ring. He had a surprise for them, he said. Quietly picking up a matador's red cape, he entered the arena.
At a flirt of the red, a small but purposeful bull charged, horns down, to gore the President of Mexico. Swirling the cape through a classic "pass," he pivoted and dodged—his chunky body suddenly achieving grace. While guests Morrow and Rogers gripped their seats, President Calles brought off three more hazardous "passes." Then, having shown his guests the dexterous and dangerous phase of bull-baiting, he strode from the ring. No bull was killed, or even pinked, lest U. S. gorges rise.
Came luncheon, provided on the scale of a local fiesta. Peasants and the local gentry mingled. President Calles, beamingly in his element, led hearty singing of mellow Spanish songs. What did the U. S. guests think ?
Mr. Morrow, rising to a toast, said something in English which was apparently not understood. Mr. Rogers then quoted Mr. Morrow in Spanish as having said: "... how could the United States ever enter into armed conflict with people like these? ..." Amid shouted cheers President Calles sprang up and clasped the Ambassador's hand. Later Mr. Morrow said to U. S. correspondents: "All this is very interesting."
(President at Play - TIME.)
1) "Some Americans had tried to help--certain bishops, certain groups of laymen. But these had never been able to convince the bulk of American Catholics that the persecutions in Mexico were worth getting excited about, being angry about, losing their composure about, making nuisances of themselves about. Nor did the Masons of the United States fail to notice this lack of indignation, and to be emboldened by it. One example: Two days after Father Pro's murder, the American Ambassador to Mexico, Dwight Morrow, went about Calles' private train for a tour of the country; the recognized purpose of this gesture was "to demonstrate to Mexican Catholics that they could look for no help from Washington."--The Point.
2) The day after Fr. Pro's execution, the American Ambassador Dwight Morrow (Charles Lindbergh's future father-in-law) and the humorist Will Rogers, who had become famous as a common-sense mocker of U.S. government foolishness, took a trip with President Calles through Mexico on the presidential train. Calles had deliberately set up the trip as propaganda intended to convince Mexican Catholics that the United States would not help them. Morrow is reported to have known this, but believed he could use the influence thus gained over Calles to turn his government in a different direction. In the next few years, the government killed 250,000 to 300,000 people, many Catholic, even after a compromise had been worked out--The Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century.
American policy-makers of both major organized crime families of naturalism, the Democrat Party and the Republican Party, have been complicit in the shedding of the blood of countless hundreds of thousands of Catholics around the world, people whose only "crime" was that they stood for Christ the King and got in the way of American "exceptionalism." What is happening at present with the bloodletting of the innocent preborn by means of American funding of chemical abortifacients and the funding of the killing of innocent babies by surgical means in certain "hard" cases in foreign countries is nothing new. It is but a continuation of a revolution against the the Social Reign of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen wrought by the Protestant Revolt and cemented by the rise of Judeo-Masonry and the countless numbers of ideologies spawned thereby.
We begin Advent a week from tonight with First Vespers for the First Sunday in Advent. The Season of Advent is a time of preparation for the commemoration of the First Coming of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity made Man in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, as He, having been made Incarnate at the Annunciation, was born for us in Bethlehem on Christmas Day. The first week of Advent also looks forward to the Second and Last Coming of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ at the end of time, a continuation of the themes of the last week of the liturgical year that will end at sundown next Saturday, November 29, 2008.
We do not know which day will be our last day on the face of this earth. Each day we are alive, therefore, in an "advent," if you will, a period of waiting and preparation for the Coming of Our Lord at the end of our lives (as well as his "many Comings" into our souls in the Sacraments of Penance and the Eucharist). To be earnest in making the liturgical Season of Advent a good one we must be earnest about anticipating Our Lord's Coming for us at any time as Our Judge. This is why we must reject the ways of the world and worldly thinking and see the world and everyone and everything it only through the eyes of the true Faith.
Saint Cecilia will help us to so despise the world and its honors that we will think nothing of impoverishment, scorn, derision from family members and even death itself in order to be faithful to Christ the King. Together with Pope Saint Clement I, whose feast is commemorated tomorrow, the Twenty-eighth and Last Sunday after Pentecost, Saint Ceclia teaches us to reject all entreaties to worship at the altars of pagans and naturalists.
As Saints Cecilia and Pope Saint Clement I intercede for us in Heaven, my friends, in the company of the Queen of Heaven and Earth, Our Lady, may we be inspired by their example and aided by their prayers to be loyal clients of Christ the King here in the United States of America (or wherever you happen to live) through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
As Pope Leo XIII noted in Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900:
God alone is Life. All other beings partake of life, but are not life. Christ, from all eternity and by His very nature, is "the Life," just as He is the Truth, because He is God of God. From Him, as from its most sacred source, all life pervades and ever will pervade creation. Whatever is, is by Him; whatever lives, lives by Him. For by the Word "all things were made; and without Him was made nothing that was made." This is true of the natural life; but, as We have sufficiently indicated above, we have a much higher and better life, won for us by Christ's mercy, that is to say, "the life of grace," whose happy consummation is "the life of glory," to which all our thoughts and actions ought to be directed. The whole object of Christian doctrine and morality is that "we being dead to sin, should live to justice" (I Peter ii., 24)-that is, to virtue and holiness. In this consists the moral life, with the certain hope of a happy eternity. This justice, in order to be advantageous to salvation, is nourished by Christian faith. "The just man liveth by faith" (Galatians iii., II). "Without faith it is impossible to please God" (Hebrews xi., 6). Consequently Jesus Christ, the creator and preserver of faith, also preserves and nourishes our moral life. This He does chiefly by the ministry of His Church. To Her, in His wise and merciful counsel, He has entrusted certain agencies which engender the supernatural life, protect it, and revive it if it should fail. This generative and conservative power of the virtues that make for salvation is therefore lost, whenever morality is dissociated from divine faith. A system of morality based exclusively on human reason robs man of his highest dignity and lowers him from the supernatural to the merely natural life. Not but that man is able by the right use of reason to know and to obey certain principles of the natural law. But though he should know them all and keep them inviolate through life-and even this is impossible without the aid of the grace of our Redeemer-still it is vain for anyone without faith to promise himself eternal salvation. "If anyone abide not in Me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall wither, and they shall gather him up and cast him into the fire, and he burneth" john xv., 6). "He that believeth not shall be condemned" (Mark xvi., 16). We have but too much evidence of the value and result of a morality divorced from divine faith. How is it that, in spite of all the zeal for the welfare of the masses, nations are in such straits and even distress, and that the evil is daily on the increase? We are told that society is quite able to help itself; that it can flourish without the assistance of Christianity, and attain its end by its own unaided efforts. Public administrators prefer a purely secular system of government. All traces of the religion of our forefathers are daily disappearing from political life and administration. What blindness! Once the idea of the authority of God as the Judge of right and wrong is forgotten, law must necessarily lose its primary authority and justice must perish: and these are the two most powerful and most necessary bonds of society. Similarly, once the hope and expectation of eternal happiness is taken away, temporal goods will be greedily sought after. Every man will strive to secure the largest share for himself. Hence arise envy, jealousy, hatred. The consequences are conspiracy, anarchy, nihilism. There is neither peace abroad nor security at home. Public life is stained with crime.
May Our Lady help us to realize that Catholicism is indeed the one and only foundation of personal and social order, and may Saints Cecilia and Pope Clement I and Father Miguel Augustin Pro keep us close to Christ the King through Mary our Immaculate so that we will prefer death than than to have this cry of Father Pro's, uttered at his death, expunged from our lips and our hearts:
Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady of the Rosary, 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.
Saint Cecilia, pray for us.
Pope Saint Clement I, pray for us.
Father Miguel Augustin Pro, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?