by Thomas A. Droleskey
Yes, the "happy" non-cardinal is at it again, hobnobbing amongst the power brokers. He offered a "prayer," if you can call it that, at the end of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday, August 30, 2012. He will be doing some more hobnobbing later this coming week as he offers yet another prayer at the end of the convention of Doctor Moreau's Island of Reprobate Souls (that's an allusion for those who you know a bit about film history) that will be known otherwise as the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan, the conciliar "archbishop" of New York who is also the president of the misnamed United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is just as happy a little stuffed clam with himself these days. Just wait until he hosts the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York, New York, on Thursday, October 18, 2012, the Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist. He will really be yukking it up then.
Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan is so pleased with himself that he posted his blasphemous, Americanist, Judeo-Masonic prayer on the website of the Archdiocese of New York, and for this I thank him immensely at it saved me the work of having to transcribe the thing by listening to it and pausing the playback in order to type the words. Thank you, "Cardinal" Dolan.
For the sake of brevity as it is past my new bedtime again, let me paste the "prayer" in sections so that I can provide you with brief commentaries on them.
First excerpt from Dolan's blasphemous prayer:
With firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, let us pray:
Almighty God, father of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus, we beg your
continued blessings on this sanctuary of freedom, and on all of those
who proudly call America home. We ask your benediction upon those yet
to be born, and on those who are about to see you at the end of this
life. Bless those families whose ancestors arrived on these shores
generations ago, as well as those families that have come recently, to
build a better future while weaving their lives into the rich tapestry
of America. (As found on "Cardinal" Dolan's personal blog.)
This is blasphemous.
I will explain in very brief terms, thank you very much.
Timothy Michael Dolan equated Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, He Who is God Incarnate, with the patriarch Abraham and his sons Isaac and Jacob. Yet it is that Abraham longed to see the day of Our Lord's coming here on earth. Who says so? Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, that's Who:
 Abraham your father rejoiced that he might see my day: he saw it, and was glad.  The Jews therefore said to him: Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?  Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say to you, before Abraham was made, I am.  They took up stones therefore to cast at him. But Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple. (John 8: 56-58.)
Timothy Michael Dolan meant quite deliberately to omit any reference to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Sacred Divinity so as not to offend those who do not believe that He is the Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Son of God the Father Who was made Incarnate in the Virginal and Immaculate Womb of His Most Blessed Mother by the power of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost.
Timothy Michael Dolan did not want to offend adherents of the blasphemous Talmud.
Timothy Michael Dolan did not want to offend adherents of the blasphemous Koran.
Timothy Michael Dolan did not want to offend adherents of the "Eastern religions" (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, etc.).
Timothy Michael Dolan did not want to offend agnostics or atheists.
And Timothy Michael Dolan did not want to offend Mormons, who do not believe in the doctrine of the Most Blessed Trinity and in the Incarnation of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Consider this summary of the reasons why Mormon baptism is invalid, a summary, found on conciliarist website, extracted from a declaration made by the counterfeit church of conciliarism's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 2001 when it was presided over by none other than Joseph "Cardinal Ratzinger," who, true to the saying that broken clocks are right twice a day, got this one entirely correct:
The formula applied by the Mormons might appear to be a Trinitarian formula.
But in reality, while the formula of the Mormons is similar to the formula
of the Catholic faith, there is no fundamental doctrinal agreement in its
application. The Mormon invocation of the Trinity is not a true invocation
of the Trinity because the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, according to
them, are not three persons in which subsists the one Godhead, but three gods
who form one divinity.
The Mormons believe that the divinity originated when three gods decided to unite
and form the divinity in order to bring about human salvation. Furthermore,
the Mormons believe that God the Father is an exalted man, a native from another
planet, who has acquired his divine status through a death similar to that of
human beings, this being a necessary way of becoming divine. God the Father
has relatives and this is explained by the doctrine of infinite regression of
the gods who initially were mortal. God the Father has a wife, the Heavenly
Mother, with whom he shared the responsibility of creation. They procreated
sons in the spiritual world. Their firstborn was Jesus Christ, equal to all
men, who acquired his divinity in a pre-mortal existence. Even the Holy
Spirit was the son of heavenly parents. The Son and the Holy Spirit were
procreated after the beginning of the creation of the world known to mankind.
Four gods were directly responsible for the universe, three of whom established
a covenant and therefore formed the divinity.
As can be appreciated, the Mormon baptism does not in any way contain the
doctrinal belief that is associated with the Christian doctrine of the Trinity.
The words, "Father, Son and Holy Spirit," have for the Mormons, a totally
different meaning than that of the Christian faiths.
While this is only one reason, that being sufficient to affirm that the Mormon
baptism is not valid, there are other reasons. Over and above the Mormon
belief that there is no real Trinity, the Mormons do not believe in original
sin, nor that Christ instituted baptism. Based on this, those who believe
that they were baptized in the Mormon religion, must be baptized in the Catholic
faith upon their conversion because they were never validly baptized as commanded
by Jesus and taught by the Catholic faith. (Questions about baptism in the Mormon Church. The official commentary released on the conclusion about the invalidity of Mormon baptism reached by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is a complete and utter creature of conciliarism in that it makes reference to "dialogue" and "mutual respect" and not the conversion of the Mormons. Even correct conclusions such as this one suffer from those drops of poison that betray the true mind of the conciliarists. See The Question of the Validity of Baptism conferred in the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints.)
Still think that Mormonism and Catholicism have "a lot in common"? Come on, even the conciliarists get this right in theory no matter their refusal to apply it in the concrete circumstances when they find themselves face-to-face with Mormons who are civil power brokers in this country (see Francis "Cardinal" George's elegy of praise for this blasphemous religion as dissected in Union of Americanists).
Timothy Michael Dolan's "prayer," therefore, was assiduous in the avoidance of any possible invocation of the doctrine of the Most Blessed Trinity and, as mentioned, of Christ the King's Sacred Divinity. This was as true with the end of his "prayer" and it was in the beginning.
There is one other aspect to the first part of "Cardinal" Dolan's "prayer" that should be noted briefly.
While "Cardinal" Dolan managed to include those "yet to be born" and those at the end of life that are, as noted last week in Good Rule Of Thumb: Reject What Conciliarists Promote, subjected to execution by having signed up in their local conciliar-controlled parishes to be "organ donors," he also made reference to the "rich tapestry" of the United States of America to which recent arrivals to this country can make even richer.
While it is true that within Holy Mother Church there are many local, national and ethnic customs and devotions that are unique, something that is reflected in the fact of celebrations on feast days and, in the Eastern rites, with distinctive liturgies, the "rich tapestry" spoken of by Timothy Michael Dolan includes the very "religious freedom" that he believes is our "most cherished freedom" in what he referred to so very blasphemously as a "sanctuary of freedom." What utter ignorance of the offense He gives to God and of the harm that he does to souls as a result.
You see, "religious freedom" is what has produced a situation where many immigrants to this country over the years, including the Catholics who arrived here in the Nineteenth Century, have succumbed to social pressures to apostatize to become Protestants or unbelievers. This was a prime concern in the missionary work of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini at the end of the Nineteenth and the beginning of the Twentieth Centuries in this country:
On August 23, 1902, the S.S. Etruria carried Mother Cabrini [who was forever crossing the Atlantic--and she loathed sea voyages!] back to America.
Denver, Colorado, a city situated on the banks of the Platte River, was inhabited by thousands of immigrants from the various countries of Europe. The majority of these immigrants were Italians.
Invited by the zealous Bishop of Denver, Mother Cabrini decided to open a house in that vast diocese.
The spiritual misery found in that city was appalling to the missionaries. The people's only interest was to acquire a fortune [ah, yes, the American way, huh?]--they all seemed to forget the fact that earthly things are left behind and only the spiritual good that we do will remain for our benefit.
Exhausted by the long hours of work in the mines or in the factories, the workers failed to fulfill their religious duties. Remembering that "In Italy the peasant is able to put his hoe aside, and, in his best clothes, after having consecrated the morning to the Sacrifice of the Eucharist and hear the words of the priest, who reminds him of the nobility of his origin and of his destiny, and of the value of work consecrated to God, has one day in the week to devote to his family and to honest amusements, and is thus able to resume his work the next morning with his mind invigorated." Mother Cabrini suffered as she became acquainted with the ways these workers spent their Sundays, smoking and sleeping! As for their children, the latter attended public schools and were deprived of religious instruction. "There are to be found here," described Mother Cabrini in her letter about Denver, "young people, up to thirty years of age, who have not made their First Holy Communion yet. There are marriages which have not been blessed by the priest; children not baptized." [Sort of sounds like a conciliar parish, doesn't it?]
We can imagine how the missionary must have felt as she viewed the vast field in which her daughters would have to spread the love of their beloved Spouse.
Continuing her description of the people of that section of the country, Mother Cabrini wrote: "In the mountains, hundreds of workmen are to be found oppressed by work, living far from the church, where Mass is seldom celebrated, who have not approached the sacraments for many years; but they are in such good dispositions that they only need encouragement, and if we go to them in Christ's charity, which is all to all, they will, as good sheep, return to God and listen with docility to the voice that calls." (A Sister of the Daughters of Saint Paul, Mother Cabrini, pp. 130-133.)
How many Spanish-speaking immigrants who have come to the United States of America in recent years have become Protestants? Many. Have you seen such signs as Primera Iglesia Bautista (First Baptist Church) or other signs indicating Spanish-speaking Pentecostal or Presbyterian or Lutheran or nondescript evangelical denominations? I have seen plenty all over the country. Also not uncommon are signs in Korean characters near Presbyterian assembly halls that its "ministers" believe are church buildings. Mother Cabrini worked to bring the fallen away back to the Faith. The conciliarists are content to leave fallen-away Catholics where they are as they, the conciliarists, celebrate what Timothy Michael Dolan calls the "rich tapestry" of the United States of America.
Cultural pluralism, however, has begotten a "rich tapestry" of error upon upon, giving Americans quite a choice between a literal high priest of the devil who would become only the second non-baptized man to be president of the United States of America if elected on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, and a disciple of the devil by way of Marxism, our reigning caesar whose view of Catholicism was shaped by the conciliar revolutionaries who educated him as a child in Indonesia and by the claque of Alinsky-allied neo-Marxists in the Archdiocese of Chicago (Joseph "Cardinal" Bernardin, Father Michael Pfleger, the apparatchiks in Catholic Charities and the Campaign for Human Development, et. al.). What a country. What a "rich tapestry" of error upon error.
We have been warned about all of this even though Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan is obviously ignorant of the warnings:
This shameful font of indifferentism gives
rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty
of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It
spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and
over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to
religion from it. "But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of
error," as Augustine was wont to say. When all
restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of
truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to
ruin. Then truly "the bottomless pit" is open from which John saw smoke
ascending which obscured the sun, and out of which locusts flew forth to
devastate the earth. Thence comes transformation of
minds, corruption of youths, contempt of sacred things and holy laws --
in other words, a pestilence more deadly to the state than any other.
Experience shows, even from earliest times, that cities renowned for
wealth, dominion, and glory perished as a result of this single evil,
namely immoderate freedom of opinion, license of free speech, and desire
Here We must include that harmful and never
sufficiently denounced freedom to publish any writings whatever and
disseminate them to the people, which some dare to demand and promote
with so great a clamor. We are horrified to see what monstrous
doctrines and prodigious errors are disseminated far and wide in
countless books, pamphlets, and other writings which, though small in
weight, are very great in malice. We are in tears at the abuse which
proceeds from them over the face of the earth. Some are so carried away
that they contentiously assert that the flock of errors arising from
them is sufficiently compensated by the publication of some book which
defends religion and truth. Every law condemns deliberately doing evil
simply because there is some hope that good may result. Is there any
sane man who would say poison ought to be distributed, sold publicly,
stored, and even drunk because some antidote is available and those who
use it may be snatched from death again and again? (Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832.)
For you well know, venerable brethren, that at
this time men are found not a few who, applying to civil society the
impious and absurd principle of "naturalism," as they call it, dare to
teach that "the best constitution of public society and (also) civil
progress altogether require that human society be conducted and governed
without regard being had to religion any more than if it did not exist;
or, at least, without any distinction being made between the true
religion and false ones." And, against the doctrine of Scripture, of the
Church, and of the Holy Fathers, they do not hesitate to assert that
"that is the best condition of civil society, in which no duty is
recognized, as attached to the civil power, of restraining by enacted
penalties, offenders against the Catholic religion, except so far as
public peace may require." From which totally false idea of
social government they do not fear to foster that erroneous opinion,
most fatal in its effects on the Catholic Church and the salvation of
souls, called by Our Predecessor, Gregory XVI, an "insanity," viz., that
"liberty of conscience and worship is each man's personal right, which
ought to be legally proclaimed and asserted in every rightly constituted
society; and that a right resides in the citizens to an absolute
liberty, which should be restrained by no authority whether
ecclesiastical or civil, whereby they may be able openly and publicly to
manifest and declare any of their ideas whatever, either by word of
mouth, by the press, or in any other way." But, while they rashly affirm
this, they do not think and consider that they are preaching "liberty
of perdition;" and that "if human arguments are always allowed free room
for discussion, there will never be wanting men who will dare to resist
truth, and to trust in the flowing speech of human wisdom; whereas we
know, from the very teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ, how carefully
Christian faith and wisdom should avoid this most injurious babbling.
And, since where religion has been removed from civil society,
and the doctrine and authority of divine revelation repudiated, the
genuine notion itself of justice and human right is darkened and lost,
and the place of true justice and legitimate right is supplied by
material force, thence it appears why it is that some, utterly
neglecting and disregarding the surest principles of sound reason, dare
to proclaim that "the people's will, manifested by what is called public
opinion or in some other way, constitutes a supreme law, free from all
divine and human control; and that in the political order accomplished
facts, from the very circumstance that they are accomplished, have the
force of right." But who, does not see and clearly perceive
that human society, when set loose from the bonds of religion and true
justice, can have, in truth, no other end than the purpose of obtaining
and amassing wealth, and that (society under such circumstances) follows
no other law in its actions, except the unchastened desire of
ministering to its own pleasure and interests?" (Pope Pius IX, Quanta Cura, December 8, 1864.)(Pope Pius IX, Quanta Cura, December 8, 1864.)
What was the recently-concluded Republican National Convention concerned about first and foremost?
Money, money, money.
What will the soon-to-convened Democratic National Convention of freaks, fools and fairies be concerned about first and foremost?
Money, money, money. Oh, yes, the convention of freaks, fools and fairies that gets underway today in Charlotte, North Carolina will be, quite unlike the soiree in Tampa, Florida, last week, composed of delegates who are almost entirely of one mind, heart and soul in a complete, uncompromising devotion to a set of principles on which they will never yield ground. Many delegates to the Republican National Convention were content to be silent about the "social issues" while others just want those "divisive issues" to go away. The Democrats are uncompromising in their promotion and establishment of one moral evil after another, which is why they have prevailed on these issues as the hapless, victory-straved Republicans want to win without confronting those evils directly and thus risk angering "moderate" voters in the "swing" states.
To the second excerpt from Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan's "prayer" at the end of the Republican National Convention at Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday, August 30, 2012, the Feast of Saint Rose of Lima and the Commemoration of Saints Felix and Adauctus:
We lift up to your loving care those afflicted by the recent storms and drought and fire. We ask for the grace to stand in solidarity with all those who suffer. May we strive to include your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, in the production and prosperity of a people so richly blessed.
Oh God of wisdom, justice, and might, we ask your guidance for those who govern us, and on those who would govern us: the president and vice-president, the Congress, the Supreme Court, and on all those who seek to serve the common good by seeking public office, especially Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan. Make them all worthy to serve you by serving our country. Help them remember that the only just government is the government that serves its citizens rather than itself.
Almighty God, who gives us the sacred and inalienable gift of life, we thank you as well for the singular gift of liberty. Renew in all of our people a respect for religious freedom in full, that first most cherished freedom. Make us truly free, by tethering freedom to truth and ordering freedom to goodness. Help us live our freedom in faith, hope, and love; prudently, and with justice; courageously, and in a spirit of moderation. Enkindle in our hearts a new sense of responsibility for freedom’s cause. And make us ever-grateful for all those who, for more than two centuries, have given their lives in freedom’s defense; we commend their noble souls to your eternal care, as even now we beg your mighty hand upon our beloved men and women in uniform. (As found on "Cardinal" Dolan's personal blog.)
Well, to evoke the words of Ronald Wilson Reagan as uttered to President James Earl Carter, Jr., in their one and only debate, held on Tuesday, October 28, 1980, in Cleveland, Ohio, there he goes again.
Yes, Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan uses the conciliarspeak catch-phrase of "solidarity" with those who were being affected by various natural catastrophes No word of redemptive suffering. No word of performing the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. No, "Cardinal" Dolan made reference to the words at the base of the Statue of Liberty that is as much a work of Judeo-Masonry's generic "god" as were the words Dolan uttered so blasphemously four days ago now (please see the appendix below for Bishop Donald Sanborn's excellent description of the Cult of Liberty exemplified by the Masonic Statue of Liberty and extolled by Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan).
"Cardinal" Dolan twisted himself into all types of theological pretzels to avoid offending anyone except the Most Blessed Trinity, describing God terms that could be used in a Masonic lodge or in a Mohammedan mosque. He repeated the utter blasphemy that "religious liberty" is "the first most cherished freedom." No, it is a heresy.
Our cause is not "freedom's cause." Our cause is the Catholic cause as it is only Catholicism that is the necessary precondition, although not, given the vagaries of fallen human nature, an infallible guarantor, of personal and social order. Nothing else. It is only the standard of the Holy Cross that provides us with the foundation of true liberty, that of freedom from sin and disordered self-love from which flow all of the social disorders extant in this barbarous world of ours that we call so insanely as a "civilized society." God has given us the faculty of a free will to choose to live in accord with His Holy Laws. True liberty is not the licentiousness of Modernity.
To the final excerpt:
May we know the truth of your creation, respecting the laws of nature and nature’s God, and not seek to replace it with idols of our own making. Give us the good sense not to cast aside the boundaries of righteous living you first inscribed in our hearts even before inscribing them on tablets of stone. May you mend our every flaw, confirming our soul in self-control, our liberty in law.
We pray for all those who seek honest labor, as we thank you for the spirit of generosity to those in need with which you so richly blessed this nation.
We beseech your blessing on all who depart from here this evening, and on all those, in every land, who seek to conduct their lives in freedom.
Most of all, Almighty God, we thank you for the great gift of our beloved country.
For we are indeed “one nation under God.”
And “in God we trust.”
Dear God bless America. You who live and reign, forever and ever,
Amen! (As found on "Cardinal" Dolan's personal blog.)
Brief Conciliar revolutionaries such as Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan ceaselessly quote enemies of Holy Mother Church and of the Christ the King such as Thomas Jefferson rather than to speak clearly as Catholics, who do not make reference to Jefferson's deistic words (laws of nature and of nature's God) in the Declaration of Independence) and who have a bit better patrimony than the words of America the Beautiful to discuss a true notion of ordered liberty. Our goal in life is to live according to the Mind of Christ the King as He has discharged It exclusively in His Catholic Church, not to extol liberty as an end that exists independently of the pursuit of our Last End and as though the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity and His Redemptive Act on the wood of the Holy Cross are matters of complete indifference to personal and social order.
Pope Leo XIII explained in Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885, that the modern perversion of liberty that has been burned into the souls of Americans, including the likes of Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan, gives rise to all manner of social evils:
32. So, too, the liberty of thinking, and of publishing, whatsoever each one
likes, without any hindrance, is not in itself an advantage over which society
can wisely rejoice. On the contrary, it is the fountain-head and origin of many
evils. Liberty is a power perfecting man, and hence should have truth and
goodness for its object. But the character of goodness and truth cannot be
changed at option. These remain ever one and the same, and are no less
unchangeable than nature itself. If the mind assents to false opinions, and the
will chooses and follows after what is wrong, neither can attain its native
fullness, but both must fall from their native dignity into an abyss of
corruption. Whatever, therefore, is opposed to virtue and truth may not rightly
be brought temptingly before the eye of man, much less sanctioned by the favor
and protection of the law. A well-spent life is the only way to heaven, whither
all are bound, and on this account the State is acting against the laws and
dictates of nature whenever it permits the license of opinion and of action to
lead minds astray from truth and souls away from the practice of virtue. To
exclude the Church, founded by God Himself, from the business of life, from the making of laws, from the
education of youth, from domestic society is a grave and fatal error. A State
from which religion is banished can never be well regulated; and already perhaps
more than is desirable is known of the nature and tendency of the so-called
civil philosophy of life and morals. The Church of Christ is the true and sole
teacher of virtue and guardian of morals. She it is who preserves in their
purity the principles from which duties flow, and, by setting forth most urgent
reasons for virtuous life, bids us not only to turn away from wicked deeds, but
even to curb all movements of the mind that are opposed to reason, even though
they be not carried out in action. (Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1900.)
It is true that we are called to love our country. However, true love of one's country must will her good, the ultimate expression of which is her conversion to the true Faith, something that the conciliarists reject entirely out of hand. This is why there is not a thought in the confused, disordered mind of Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan of praying to Our Lady of Guadalupe, she who is the Patroness and Empress of the Americas, for the good of the United States of America.
Pope Leo XIII made the proper distinctions in Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890, concerning the right ordering of loves of God and country:
5. Now, if the natural law enjoins us to love devotedly and to defend the
country in which we had birth, and in which we were brought up, so that every
good citizen hesitates not to face death for his native land, very much more is
it the urgent duty of Christians to be ever quickened by like feelings toward
the Church. For the Church is the holy City of the living God, born of God
Himself, and by Him built up and established. Upon this earth, indeed, she
accomplishes her pilgrimage, but by instructing and guiding men she summons them
to eternal happiness. We are bound, then, to love dearly the country whence we
have received the means of enjoyment this mortal life affords, but we have a
much more urgent obligation to love, with ardent love, the Church to which we
owe the life of the soul, a life that will endure forever. For fitting it is to
prefer the good of the soul to the well-being of the body, inasmuch as duties
toward God are of a far more hallowed character than those toward men.
6. Moreover, if we would judge aright, the supernatural love for the Church
and the natural love of our own country proceed from the same eternal principle,
since God Himself is their Author and originating Cause. Consequently, it
follows that between the duties they respectively enjoin, neither can come into
collision with the other. We can, certainly, and should love ourselves, bear
ourselves kindly toward our fellow men, nourish affection for the State and the
governing powers; but at the same time we can and must cherish toward the Church
a feeling of filial piety, and love God with the deepest love of which we are
capable. The order of precedence of these duties is, however, at times, either
under stress of public calamities, or through the perverse will of men,
inverted. For, instances occur where the State seems to require from men as
subjects one thing, and religion, from men as Christians, quite another; and
this in reality without any other ground, than that the rulers of the State
either hold the sacred power of the Church of no account, or endeavor to subject
it to their own will. Hence arises a conflict, and an occasion, through such
conflict, of virtue being put to the proof. The two powers are confronted and
urge their behests in a contrary sense; to obey both is wholly impossible. No
man can serve two masters, for to please the one amounts to contemning the
7. As to which should be preferred no one ought to balance for an instant. It
is a high crime indeed to withdraw allegiance from God in order to please men,
an act of consummate wickedness to break the laws of Jesus Christ, in order to
yield obedience to earthly rulers, or, under pretext of keeping the civil law,
to ignore the rights of the Church; "we ought to obey God rather than men."
This answer, which of old Peter and the other Apostles were used to give the
civil authorities who enjoined unrighteous things, we must, in like
circumstances, give always and without hesitation. No better citizen is there,
whether in time of peace or war, than the Christian who is mindful of his duty;
but such a one should be ready to suffer all things, even death itself, rather
than abandon the cause of God or of the Church. (Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890.)
The United States of America is not "one nation under God." It not one nation under the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity, Whose very Holy Name Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan went to great lengths to avoid mentioning so as not to offend non-Catholics.
Let us give Mr. Dolan, who is neither a priest or a bishop, a little lesson from Pope Pius XI's Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937:
Beware, Venerable Brethren, of that growing abuse,
in speech as in writing, of the name of God as though it were a
meaningless label, to be affixed to any creation, more or less
arbitrary, of human speculation. Use your influence on the Faithful,
that they refuse to yield to this aberration. Our God is the Personal
God, supernatural, omnipotent, infinitely perfect, one in the Trinity of
Persons, tri-personal in the unity of divine essence, the Creator of
all existence. Lord, King and ultimate Consummator of the history of the
world, who will not, and cannot, tolerate a rival God by His side. (Pope Pius XI, Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937)
Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan made no reference at all to this God, the true Go, "tri-personal in the unity of divine essence," in the "prayer" with which he so very satisfied that he had to post it on his personal "blog" for all the world to see and admire. And does it have to be noted that all Catholic prayer addressed to God the Father is offered to Him through Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Who livest and reignest in the unity of the Holy Ghost now and forever. Amen"? Timothy Michael Dolan did not do this, did he? He is a blasphemer.
Instead of admiration, however, Dolan's "prayer" is an exercise in blasphemy of the sort that has become all too commonplace in the counterfeit church of conciliarism in the past half century.
Indeed, such a "prayer" is commonplace in the Archdiocese of New York. Dolan's predecessor, Edward Michael "Cardinal" Egan, prayed the following blasphemous prayer at the now demolished Yankee Stadium II (the 1976 structure that was built within the shell of the original 1923 Yankee Stadium, "The House That [George Herman "Babe"] Ruth Built") on Sunday, September 23, 2001, in an "interdemoninational prayer" service twelve days after the tragic events of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, that was hosted by Oprah Winfrey:
and eternal father, we are gathered here as your people and your
children. Out of love you brought us into existence, out of love you
fashioned each and every one of us in your own image and likeness. Thus
we come to you with the greatest measure of confidence, we come to you
with the greatest measure of trust. We come as well with heavy hearts
for just 13 days ago our beloved city and our beloved nation were
violated. We lost women and men and children whom we sorely needed, whom
we greatly admired, whom we dearly cherish. In our hospitals hundreds
are in pain, in our homes thousands are in mourning, and in all of us
there abides an urgent need for you and your grace. Heavenly father,
wrap us in your providential care. Take our deceased brothers and
sisters into your divine presence forever, strengthen our injured,
console our families from whom so many have been taken so brutally. And
make us all here in New York, in Washington and across the length and
breadth of this land your noble people, your virtuous people. Yes, Lord,
your holy people. We need courage to deal with our pain, we need
justice to deal with the evil doers who have harmed us so fiercely. We
need faith, wisdom and strength of soul for ourselves, each and every
one, for our president and those who work with him, for our governor and
those who work with him, for our mayor and those who work with him, for
our police officers, heroes all, for our firefighters, heroes all, for
our health care and emergency workers, heroes all. Gracious God, guide
us, hear us. We are yours and yours we have a wish to be. Draw us closer
to you in this hour of tragedy and pain. This we beg as your children
with the utmost of trust, the utmost of confidence, the utmost of love,
now and forever. Amen (applause). (Yankee Stadium Prayer Service.)
This could have been given by the grand master of Masonic lodge or a Talmudic synagogue.
Some said at the time that "Cardinal" Egan couldn't
offend non-Christians by mentioning the Holy Name of the Divine Redeemer
or by invoking the Most Blessed Trinity. So much for the Apostles
themselves, who proclaimed the Holy Name of Jesus despite being warned
by the Sanhedrin not to do so:
Seeing the man also who had been healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.  But they commanded them to go aside out of the council; and they conferred among themselves,
 Saying: What shall we do to these men? for indeed a known miracle hath
been done by them, to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem: it is manifest,
and we cannot deny it.  But that it may be no farther spread among the people, let us threaten them that they speak no more in this name to any man.  And calling them, they charged them not to speak at all, nor teach in the name of Jesus.  But Peter and John answering, said to them: If it be just in the sight of God, to hear you rather than God, judge ye.  For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. (Acts 4: 16-20.)
Perhaps it is useful to remind the few remaining readers of this website of the fact that Egan's predecessor as the conciliar "archbishop" of New York, John Joseph "Cardinal" O'Connor, blasphemed God by saying to a Catholic man who had converted to Judaism in order to "rectify" the "injustice" he believes his parents had committed when they had converted to Catholicism from Judaism before he had been born that "God is smiling on all of this":
But like many a Jewish son before him, he couldn't separate from his
mother. He wanted her approval. He presented his problem to Cardinal
O'Connor, who artfully contrived a theological olive branch: ''Tell
your mother that you have tried to study this, that you have prayed
about it, this is not just a revolt or a rejection, this is not a
dismissal of what you don't understand -- that this is where you think
God wants you to be, an informed Jew.'' (BOOKS OF THE TIMES; Words Upon the Heart, Heard at Last)
O'Connor also told a B'Nai
Brith meeting in early-1998 that Judaism and Catholicism were meant to
"coexist side by side" until the end of time. "This is what my boss
(John Paul II) teaches, and I work for my boss.". The original citation
for this came from a newspaper article that I cited in the printed pages
of Christ or Chaos. There is also an allusion to this address in a
reminiscence of O'Connor provided by the late pro-abortion "papal"
"knight," Rabbi Leon Klenicki, in Full of Grace: An Oral Biography of John Cardinal O'Connor, edited by Terry Golway:
Once we invited him to talk at one of the
Anti-Defamation League dinners. He was there to help present a booklet
we had put out. During his speech, he told a story about how he once
went to a Reform synagogue and he was the only one there with a
yarmulke. Several Reform rabbis who were there looked at each others--I
think they couldn't believe it--but everybody was laughing. The Cardinal
had a serious point, too. Later that night, he said that he was
in pain because there are Jews who do not want to exercise their
Judaism because of assimilation or other reasons. It is their duty to
practice their faith, he said, to prove that God exists and to refute
the Holocaust. He sounded very much like a rabbi when he spoke. The
crowd was all around him afterwards, shaking his hand and embracing him.
I told him if he ever needed a job I knew a congregation that could use
him. (Page 148 of Full of Grace: An Oral Biography of John Cardinal O'Connor.)
Then again, these three successive conciliar "archbishops" of New York have just been following the examples of their "popes." It was in the presence of Edward Michael Egan that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI said the following blasphemous "prayer" at "Ground Zero" underneath the site of the destroyed twin towers of the World Trade Center in the Borough of Manhattan of the City of New York, New York, on Sunday, April 20, 2008:
O God of love, compassion, and healing, look on us, people of many different faiths and traditions, who gather today at this site, the scene of incredible violence and pain.
We ask you in your goodness to give eternal light and peace to all who died here— the heroic first-responders: our fire fighters, police officers, emergency service workers, and Port Authority personnel, along with all the innocent men and women who were victims of this tragedy simply because their work or service brought them here on September 11, 2001.
We ask you, in your compassion to bring healing to those who, because of their presence here that day, suffer from injuries and illness. Heal, too, the pain of still-grieving families and all who lost loved ones in this tragedy. Give them strength to continue their lives with courage and hope.
We are mindful as well of those who suffered death, injury, and loss on the same day at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Our hearts are one with theirs as our prayer embraces their pain and suffering.
God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world: peace in the hearts of all men and women and peace among the nations of the earth. Turn to your way of love those whose hearts and minds are consumed with hatred.
God of understanding, overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy, we seek your light and guidance as we confront such terrible events. Grant that those whose lives were spared may live so that the lives lost here may not have been lost in vain. Comfort and console us, strengthen us in hope, and give us the wisdom and courage to work tirelessly for a world where true peace and love reign among nations and in the hearts of all. (Prayer Service at Ground Zero, Sunday, April 20, 2008, text from the conciliar Vatican website .)
Any self-respecting Grand
Master of a Masonic lodge could utter the words that were "prayed" by
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI on Sunday, April 20, 2008, at the site of
the former twin towers of the World Trade Center.
Any self-respecting Talmudic rabbi could
utter the words that were "prayed" by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI
on Sunday, April 20, 2008, at the site of the former twin towers of the
World Trade Center.
Any self-respecting Mohammedan imam could
utter the words that were "prayed" by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI
on Sunday, April 20, 2008, at the site of the former twin towers of the
World Trade Center.
Any self-respecting Mormon or Seventh Day
Adventist or Jehovah's Witness could utter the words that were
"prayed" by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI on Sunday, April 20, 2008, at
the site of the former twin towers of the World Trade Center.
Almost any self-respecting
Protestant minister, especially those of the "mainstream" Protestant
sects (Anglicanism, Presbyterianism, Methodism, Lutheranism, United
Church of Christ) could utter the words that were "prayed" by Joseph
Ratzinger/Benedict XVI on Sunday, April 20, 2008, at the site of the
former twin towers of the World Trade Center, admitting
that a few Protestant ministers of the evangelical/fundamentalist
variety would have been more inclined to say what Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI
did not in the "prayer" that he uttered on April 20, 2008: mention the
Holy Name of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus
While it is thus true, therefore, that Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan is just being "faithful" to his master of apostasy, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, and the entire apostate ethos of conciliarism, this does nothing, of course, to detract from the blasphemy he personally committed against the Most Blessed Trinity and against the Word Who was made Flesh and dwelt amongst us, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and the scandal he gave to those evangelical and fundamentalist Protestants who do see it as their duty to mention the Holy Name of Jesus in their "prayers." Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan belongs to a false religion, conciliarism, that is simply part and parcel of the One World Ecumenical Church.
Alas, men such as Egan and Dolan and their "boss," Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, have a day of reckoning coming if they do not convert back to the true Faith and publicly repent of their crimes against God and men before they die as Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ meant every single word of what He spoke as recorded in the following passage of the Gospel according to Saint Mark:
For what shall it
profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his
soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For he that
shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful
generation: the Son of man also will be ashamed of him, when he shall
come in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. (Mark 8: 26-38.)
Timothy Michael Dolan and the man who appointed him, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, are indeed ashamed of the immutable doctrine that Our Divine Redeemer, Christ the King has entrusted exclusively to His Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication. They have substituted false doctrines to tickle the ears of men.
Among other many other things, Timothy Michael Dolan protected known clerical abusers when you were the conciliar "archbishop" of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Timothy Michael Dolan supported the decision of the so-called Wisconsin Catholic Conference not to oppose legislation that required all hospitals, including Catholic hospitals, to distribute the Plan B "emergency" abortifacient to women who had been victims of an assault against their purity (see (No opposition from Wisconsin Catholic Conference re emergency contraceptives.)
Timothy Michael Dolan said that he had "long admired the work" of the pro-abortion, pro-perversity Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai Brith (see (Press Release of the Anti-Defamtion League.)
Timothy Michael Dolan has said that people could call God "whatever they want," thus making a mockery of the First Commandment (see (Is 'Superman' Catholic?).
Timothy Michael Dolan has said repeatedly that he would not refuse what purports to be Holy Communion in the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service to those in public life who support baby-killing or other evils under cover of the civil law (see Timothy Dolan Will Not Refuse "Communion" to Pro-Abortion Pols).
Saint John the Evangelist told us in very clear words what relationship we should with the lords of conciliarism who dare to utter blasphemies and to propagate utter falsehoods about Divine Revelation:
 Whosoever revolteth, and continueth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath
not God. He that continueth in the doctrine, the same hath both the
Father and the Son.  If any man come to you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into the house nor say to him, God speed you. (2 John 1: 9-10.)
Bishop Richard Challoner explained in his commentary on the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible that we must avoid familiarity with those who have defected from the Faith and propagate falsehoods about Divine Revelation while continuing to treat all men with charity, starting with our prayers for their conversion:
10] Nor say to him, God speed you: This admonition is in
general, to forewarn the faithful of the dangers which may arise from a
familiarity with those who have prevaricated and gone from the true
faith, and with such as teach false doctrine. But this is not forbidding
a charity for all men, by which we ought to wish and pray for the
eternal salvation of every one, even of our enemies. (Bishop Richard Challoner Commentary on the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible.)
Saint John the Evangelist warned us quite specifically that no Catholic can be indifferent to offenses against the Holy Faith as to do so is to participate in them ourselves:
 For he that saith unto him, God speed you, communicateth with his wicked works. (2 John 1: 11.)
Two popes who took the name of Leo, the first, titled "The Great," and the last, the thirteenth, of that name thus far, each warned us in similar terms:
But it is vain for them to adopt the name
of catholic, as they do not oppose these blasphemies: they must believe
them, if they can listen so patiently to such words. (Pope Saint Leo the Great, Epistle XIV, To Anastasius, Bishop of Thessalonica, St. Leo the Great | Letters 1-59 )
Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship
with anyone suspected of belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups.
Know them by their fruits and avoid them. Every familiarity
should be avoided, not only with those impious libertines who openly
promote the character of the sect, but also with those who hide under
the mask of universal tolerance, respect for all religions, and the
craving to reconcile the maxims of the Gospel with those of the
revolution. These men seek to reconcile Christ and Belial, the Church of
God and the state without God. (Pope Leo XIII, Custodi Di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892.)
Conscious of our need to make reparation for our sins as the consecrated slaves of Christ the King through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, may the Rosaries we pray each day to console the good God in this time of apostasy and betrayal help to plant a few seeds for the Triumph of the same Immaculate Heart of Mary when a true pope fulfills her Fatima Peace Plan consecrates Russia, thus ceasing the spread of the errors we see so manifest before us today, with all of the world's bishops to this very heart out of which the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus was formed and with which it beats as one.
Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us
Saint Joseph, pray for us
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint James the Greater, 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.
Pope Saint Pius X, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
An Excerpt From Bishop Donald Sanborn's The Cult of Liberty
of the many proofs of Freemasonry’s cult of liberty, and furthermore of its
deep influence upon our culture and mentality, is the Statue of Liberty. This
colossus in New York’s harbor was conceived by Freemasons, financed by
Freemasons, built by Freemasons, and installed by Freemasons in a Freemasonic
The maker of the
statue was Freemason Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi. He had already made a statue
of the Freemason Marquis de Lafayette for the city of New York, for the
occasion of the centenary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
to America, at the suggestion of other Freemasons and kindred spirits in
France, for the purpose of proposing the project. Although he had no drawings
as he set sail, his masonic biographer says that, as he entered New York
harbor, “he caught a vision of a magnificent goddess holding aloft a torch in
one hand and welcoming all visitors to the land of freedom and opportunity.”
France, he managed to raise, through the help of a great deal of masonic
propaganda, the sum of 3,500,000 French francs, a very large sum for the period
of the 1870’s. For the face of his “Goddess of Liberty” he chose his own
mother. The structural framework was provided by Freemason Gustave Eiffel,
later to be famous for the 984-foot Eiffel Tower.
financial support for the statue was forthcoming in France, America was not
willing to put up the money for the pedestal. It was Joseph Pulitzer, the owner
and editor of the New York World, who
managed to raise over $100,000 for the project.
Birthday in 1877, Congress accepted the statue as a gift from the French
people. Bedloe’s Island, now Liberty Island, was chosen by General Sherman, the
well-known Atlanta-burner. Meanwhile in Paris the work gradually progressed.
Levi P. Morton, the then Ambassador to France, drove the first rivet. The
statue was finished on May 21, 1884, and presented to Ambassador Levi Morton on
July 4th of the same year by Ferdinand de Lesseps, builder of the Suez canal.
On the American
side, the chairman of the American committee to receive the statue contacted
the Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York. It
had been a tradition in America to have the cornerstone of major public and
private buildings and monuments “consecrated” with full Masonic rites, ever
since Freemason George Washington, in 1793, had personally laid the cornerstone
of the Capitol, with the assistance of the Grand Lodge of Maryland. The
cornerstone of the Washington Monument was also laid in a Masonic ceremony.
The ceremony for
the laying of the cornerstone was set for August 5, 1884. It poured rain. The
decorated vessel Bay Ridge carried
about a hundred Freemasons, along with some civil officials to Bedloe’s Island.
Freemason Richard M. Hunt, the principal architect of the pedestal, handed the
working tools to the Masonic officers.
Edward M. L.. Ehlers, Grand Secretary and a member of the Continental Lodge
287, read the list of items to be included in the copper box within the
cornerstone: A copy of the United States Constitution; George Washington’s
Farewell Address; twenty bronze medals of Presidents up through Chester A.
Arthur (including Washington, Monroe, Jackson, Polk, Buchanan, Johnson and
Garfield, who were all Freemasons); copies of New York City newspapers; a
portrait of Bartholdi; a copy of Poem on
Liberty by E. R. Johnes; and a list on parchment of the Grand Lodge
Masonic ceremony was observed. The cornerstone being found square, level and
plumb, the Grand Master applied the mortar and had the stone lowered into
place. He then struck the stone three times, and declared it duly laid. Then
the elements of “consecration” were presented, corn, wine, and oil.
Worshipful” Grand Master then spoke a few words. He posed the question: “Why
call upon the Masonic Fraternity to lay the cornerstone of such a structure as
is here to be erected?” His answer was: “No institution has done more to
promote liberty and to free men from the trammels and chains of ignorance and
tyranny than has Freemasonry.”
address was given by the Deputy Grand Master: “Massive as this statue is, its
physical proportions sink into comparative obscurity when contrasted with the
nobility of its concept. Liberty Enlightening the World! How lofty the thought!
To be free, is the first, the noblest aspiration of the human breast. And it is
now a universally admitted truth that only in proportion as men become
possessed of liberty, do they become civilized, enlightened and useful.”
arrived in dismantled pieces in June of 1885. The statue was dedicated on
October 28, 1886. President Grover Cleveland (Freemason) presided over the
ceremony and Freemason Henry Potter, Episcopal Bishop of New York gave the
invocation. Freemason Bartholdi pulled the tricolor French flag off the
statue’s face. The main address was given by Freemason Chauncey M. Depew, a
United States Senator.
The Liberty Cap: Revolt
against Established Order
There is another
indication that the masonic notion of liberty — freedom from the laws of God,
the Church, and of legitimate civil government — has deeply influenced our
culture. It is the appearance of the “Liberty Cap” on many official seals in
America, as well as in the engravings of scenes of the American Revolution,
dating from the eighteenth century.
The Liberty Cap
is a shallow, limp cap, somewhat resembling a woolen ski cap. Its origin is in
ancient times, when freed slaves would be given this sort of cap to wear as a
sign of their freedom. Hence the symbolism is that the wearer is freed from
some sort of slavery. Slavery to what?
In the eighteenth
century, the cap was worn by radicals who were bent upon the destruction of the
monarchies in favor of republican or democratic regimes, in accordance with the
dictates of free-thinking and atheistic “philosophers” of the same century. It
was a symbol of revolt against the existing order, and a call for a new,
radical order in which power was perceived to come from the people, and not
from God. A modern equivalent would be the hammer and sickle or the peace
symbol of the 1960’s.
It is seen either
worn on the head, usually by the Liberty Goddess (although absent from the head
of the one standing in New York), or more often, it is seen sitting on the top
of a pole. In its second appearance, this symbol of eighteenth century radicalism
forms part of a number of seals of the United States: the seal of the States of
New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, as well as that of the United States
Army. It is also found on the Liberty Goddess on the Morgan Dollar (the silver
dollar in circulation in the latter part of the nineteenth century) as well as
on the “walking” Liberty Goddess of the mid-twentieth century half-dollar, and
on the Mercury dime of the same period. (Mercury, by the way, is a favorite god
in the masonic menagerie of deities).
The Liberty Cap
was confirmed as the symbol of radicalism in the French Revolution, when it
became the fashionable attire of anyone who was in favor of the Revolution, and
finally of the bloodthirsty and cruel Jacobins, the leaders of the Reign of
Needless to say,
the Liberty Cap figures in a great deal of masonic symbolism. The famous
“Marianne,” female symbol of the revolutionary French Republic, is of course
wearing the cap. In 1884, the government in France, loaded with Freemasons, had busts made of the devilish female
unabashedly wearing a masonic sash over her shoulders, bearing the three dates
of glory for the wicked brotherhood: 1789, being the date of the French
Revolution, 1848, and 1870, being dates of subsequent revolutions in which Freemasons
and their luciferian principles came to power in what was once Catholic France.
As always, Marianne had her head covered. (Bishop Donald J. Sanborn, The Cult of Liberty.)