Heathens Believe in Their Own Might,
We Believe in Christ the King
Thomas A. Droleskey
Almighty everlasting God, in whose hand are the power and the government of every nation; look to the help of the Christian people, that the heathen nations, who trust in their own fierceness, may be crushed by the power of Thy right arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who livest and reignest with Thee and the Holy Ghost, world without end. Amen. (Collect for Votive Mass Against the Heathens.)
Yes, the heathen nations trust in their own fierceness. Naturalists of the false opposites of the "left" and of the "right" trust in their own ideologies or philosophies or programs or strategies to advance their respective agendas. Let me reiterate what unites these false opposites despite the fierce disagreements that they have with one another over the details of public policy and the extent to which human beings should have their behavior controlled and their wealth limited by caesars of the ruling class:
I refer to the "false opposites" of the "left" and the "right" because, despite their differences over the powers "government" over that of the "individual," both the "left" and the "right" reject Catholicism as the one and only foundation of personal and social order. The adherents of the "left" and the "right" believe that it is neither prudent or necessary to acknowledge that the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity in the Virginal and Immaculate Womb of His Most Blessed Mother has changed human history. Such adherents also reject any suggestions that both men and their nations must be subordinate to Christ the King and the authority of His true Church on all that pertains to the good of souls and that the civil government has an obligation to pursue the common temporal good in light of man's Last End.
No matter the differences between "conservatives" and "liberals," my friends, they both have one mind and one heart in the belief that man does not need the teaching and sanctifying offices of the Catholic Church to guide them in their private and social lives. This is, of course, the triumph of the Judeo-Masonic spirit of naturalism that was dissected so well by Pope Leo XIII. It matters little as to who is or is not a formally enrolled member of the "lodges" when most Catholics and non-Catholics alike are infected with the ethos of naturalism.
Similarly, any civil leader who believes that can, either by himself or with others, pursue genuine order without the help of Our Lady and the use of her Most Holy Rosary is a fool. We must give public honor to Christ the King and to Mary our Immaculate Queen.
That's the point I try to make repeatedly on this site.
It has now been seven hundred thirty-one days since Barack Hussein Obama was inaugurated as President of the United States of America. Although naturalists of the "right" captured decisive control of the United States House of Representatives in the midterm Congressional elections that were held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, and stands poised to win control of the United States Senate on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, it is more likely than not that the man who is sworn in as President of the United States of America on January 20, 2013, seven hundred thirty days from now will be none other than Barack Hussein Obama. The anomalies of our culture of pluralism are such that personal popularity trumps a great many other factors when it comes to the naturalistic farce called elections.
The latest polls indicate that forty-seven percent of American voters approve the way our reigning caesar is handling his job while forty-four percent disapprove. Given the dynamics of the illogic of naturalism, however, fifty-one percent voters surveyed in a Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll indicated that they would vote of an unnamed "someone else" while forty-two percent said that they would would vote for Obama if the presidential elections were to be held at the time of the polling, which was conducted on January 18 and 19, 2011 (see
Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll). That figure, however, is misleading as we do not elect presidents by means of direct national elections. Presidents are elected on a state-by-state basis, and I stand by the analysis on that score that I provided over two months ago now in
More Committed to Error Than We Are to Truth).
Admittedly, of course, there are six hundred fifty-six days between today, January 21, 2011, the Feast of Saint Agnes, and November 6, 2012. That is a long period of time in electoral politics. Much can happen between now and the time of the general elections next year. Much.
Still and all, though, the likelihood is that the incumbent will win reelection to a second term unless the economy is still stagnant and/or enough voters in enough "swing" states finally come to realize that they the government of the United States of America is headed for financial ruin as a result of the profligate spending of Caesar Georgii Bushus Ignoramus and Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus. It is the "money," after all, that matters to most American voters, not the fact that over four thousand innocent human babies in their mothers' wombs continued to be slaughtered every day under the cover of the civil law by means of surgical baby-killing methods. Most American voters are absolutely clueless about the simple, inescapable truth that the economic cart must be driven by the moral horse, that this nation is undergoing severe temporal chastisements as a direct result of the affronts against the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law that have been committed under cover of the civil law and throughout what passes for popular culture.
It is furthermore the case that voters, particularly those of my own "baby-boom" generation (this is the year that those of us born in the sixth year of the baby-boom, 1951, turn sixty years of age), want to reduce Federal spending without raising taxes while at the same time maintaining their own access, now or in the near future to, such entitlement programs as Medicare and Social Security (see Poll Finds Wariness About Cutting Entitlements). It is impossible to reduce Federal spending without touching the entitlement programs that have driven several European nations, including Greece, Spain and Ireland, to the point of fiscal insolvency.
Those programs, unjust in and of themselves as they violate the Natural Law principle of subsidiarity, are unable to fund themselves because of the fact that the widespread acceptance and use of contraception and of baby-killing has deprived the nation's economy of taxpayers who would be paying into these monstrous systems. And this is all within God's Holy Providence to teach us that government programs designed to provide voters with something that appears to be their "right" but is not in fact any kind of "right" at all will fail all on their own as they encourage people to believe that life is about entitlement and not about following Him as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His true Church.
Although there is a natural tendency for busy people to see the problems immediately in front of them without focusing at all on the root causes of those problems, it is nevertheless important to understand those root causes unless one wants to live like the mythical
Sisyphus as they roll figurative boulders up hills as they get crushed continuously by those boulders.
The refusal to focus on root causes in favor of immediate problems is characteristic of the ideology of pragmatism, which asserts that it is not necessary to understand root causes in order to solve intractable problems. This pragmatism, which is so characteristic of an Americanist mindset that has an impatience for matters of the mind requiring deep thought and reflection and study. Most Americans do not want to read. They do not want to read lengthy articles or books. They want everything to come to them in "sound bites" that they can listen to before moving on to one of their bread and circuses for entertainment and "relaxation."
To quote from Pope Leo XIII's Exeunte Iam Anno, December 25, 1888, once again:
They will understand how sad it is that so many men, redeemed by Jesus Christ, are running headlong to eternal ruin; and by meditation upon God they will be themselves encouraged, and will more effectually excite others to the love of God. Such, then, is the surest method for the salvation of all; and in this men must take heed not to be terrified by difficulties, and not to despair of cure by reason of the long continuance of the evil. The impartial and unchangeable justice of God metes out reward for good deeds and punishment for sin. But since the life of peoples and nations, as such, does not outlast their world, they necessarily receive the rewards due to their deeds on this earth. In- deed it is no new thing that prosperity should come to a wrong-doing state; and this by the just counsel of God, Who from time to time rewards good actions with prosperity, for no people is altogether without merit, and this Augustine considered was the case with the Roman people. The law, nevertheless, is clear that for public prosperity it is to the interest of all that virtue-and justice especially, which is the mother of all virtues -- should be practiced, "Justice exalteth a nation; but sin maketh nations miserable." It is not Our purpose here to consider how far evil deeds may prosper, not whether empires, when flourishing and managing matters to their own liking, do nevertheless carry about with them, as it were shut up in their bowels, the seed of ruin and wretchedness. We wish this one thing to be understood, of which history has innumerable examples, that injustice is always punished, and with greater severity the longer it has been continued. We are greatly consoled by the words of the Apostle Paul, "For all things are yours; and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's." By the hidden dispensation of divine providence the course of earthly things is so guided that all things that happen to man turn out to the glory of God for the salvation of those who are true disciples of Jesus Christ. Of these the mother and guide, the leader and guardian is the Church; which being united to Christ her spouse in intimate and unchangeable charity is also joined to Him by a common cause of battle and of victory. Hence We are not, and cannot be anxious on account of the Church, but We greatly fear for the salvation of very many, who proudly despise the Church, and by every kind of error rush to ruin; We are concerned for those States which We cannot but see are turned from God and sleeping in the midst of danger in dull security and insensibility. "Nothing is equal to the Church;" (says St. John Chrysostom,) "how many have opposed the Church and have themselves perished? The Church reaches to the heavens; such is the Church's greatness. She conquers when attacked; when beset by snares she triumphs; she struggles and is not overthrown, she fights and is not conquered." Not only is she not conquered, but she preserves that corrective power over nature, and that effective strength of life that springs from God Himself, and is unchanged by time. And, if by this power she has freed the world grown old in vice and lost in superstition, why should she not again recover it when gone astray? Let strife and suspicion at length cease, let all obstacles be removed, give the possession of all her rights to the Church, whose duty it is to guard and spread abroad the benefits gained by Jesus Christ, then We shall know by experience, where the light of the Gospel is, and what the power of Christ can do. (Pope Leo XIII, Exeunte Iam Anno, December 25, 1888.)
Nothing is equal to the Church. Indeed. Not conservatism. Not libertarianism. Not liberalism. Not socialism. Not statism. Not pragmatism. Not any kind of secular " 'ism," if you will. Nothing is equal to the Church.
As Pope Saint Pius X wrote in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910:
Here we have, founded by Catholics, an inter-denominational association that is to work for the reform of civilization, an undertaking which is above all religious in character; for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
No cosmetic, symbolic act, such as the vote in the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, to repeal ObamaCare that passed by a margin of 245 to 189, can halt the inexorable slide down the path of statism. Although polls indicate that voters favor repeal of ObamaCare by a margin of fifty-six percent to thirty-nine percent, Barack Hussein Obama is counting on overcoming opposition to his national take-over of the health care industry that is premised upon a massive redistribution of income and the limiting of personal choices for medical care by the time that the "people" start to "enjoy" the "benefits" of his socialized medicine program. He knows that, apart from a few measures, such as the one which three Senate Democrats (Senators Ben Nelson--Nebraska, Maria Cantwell--Washington, and Amy Klobuchar--Minnesota) have agreed to support that would reverse a requirement for businesses to file 1900 tax forms for payments made in excess of six hundred dollars to various vendors, that stand a reasonable chance of passage, the essence of his national take-over of the health care industry cannot be threatened legislatively in the 112th Congress that is now underway. Only the court challenges that have been filed by the attorneys-general of twenty-six states can effect the reversal of ObamaCare, a decision that will, when one strips away everything else, depend principally upon the views of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Ah, the mere fact that we have statist policies such as ObamaCare is the result of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King wrought by the Protestant Revolution and cemented in place by the various forces of naturalism that can be termed as Judeo-Masonry. A failure to understand that the false, naturalistic, anti-Incarnational, religiously indifferentist and semi-Pelagian premises of the modern civil state must result in the triumph of statism over the course of time produces a citizenry who are either content with statism or who believe that it is possible to retard the growth of the civil state by merely natural means.
Without a frank acknowledgement of the Sovereignty of Christ the King over men and their nations, however, nations will be governed by men who attempt to pursue the common temporal good without any view to man's Last End, meaning that political power will shift from one set of naturalists to another over the course of time as conditions inevitably worsen as a result of policies founded in the false premises of naturalism and as the promotion of sin under cover of civil law and in all aspects of popular culture produces devastating social and economic consequences that only those who keep focused on root causes of problems are able by the graces sent to them by Our Lord to recognize and acknowledge. Those who do not understand that all of the problems in the world are caused by Original Sin and by the Actual Sins of us all will come to believe that it is possible for men to "reform" the world without referencing the Deposit of Faith that Our Lord entrusted exclusively to the Catholic Church for its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication and without having belief in, access to, and cooperation with Sanctifying Grace. They are no better than the heathens of yore who believed in their own "might" above all else.
Pope Leo XIII explained this to us throughout his nearly twenty-five year pontificate, including in Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900:
As with individuals, so with nations. These, too, must necessarily tend to ruin if they go astray from "The Way." The Son of God, the Creator and Redeemer of mankind, is King and Lord of the earth, and holds supreme dominion over men, both individually and collectively. "And He gave Him power, and glory, and a kingdom: and all peoples, tribes, and tongues shall serve Him" (Daniel vii., 14). "I am appointed King by Him . . . I will give Thee the Gentiles for Thy inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession" (Psalm ii., 6, 8). Therefore the law of Christ ought to prevail in human society and be the guide and teacher of public as well as of private life. Since this is so by divine decree, and no man may with impunity contravene it, it is an evil thing for the common weal wherever Christianity does not hold the place that belongs to it. When Jesus Christ is absent, human reason fails, being bereft of its chief protection and light, and the very end is lost sight of, for which, under God's providence, human society has been built up. This end is the obtaining by the members of society of natural good through the aid of civil unity, though always in harmony with the perfect and eternal good which is above nature. But when men's minds are clouded, both rulers and ruled go astray, for they have no safe line to follow nor end to aim at. (Pope Leo XIII, Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900.)
The long term effects of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King wrought by the Protestant Revolt and institutionalized by the forces of Judeo-Masonry have been to distort the true purposes of civil government. Such great leaders of Christendom as Saint Louis IX, King of France, and Saint Canute, whose feast was commemorated Wednesday, January 19, 2011, understood that those who ruled had to do so according to the Mind of Christ the King as He has discharged It in the Catholic Church as they, the civil rulers, seek to foster those conditions in civil society wherein citizens can better sanctify and save their immortal souls as members of that same Catholic Church. Order within the souls of men leads to order in society. Conversely, of course, disorder in the souls of men leads to disorder in society, something that even the pagan philosophers of antiquity understood, albeit imperfectly.
The Protestant Revolt and the naturalistic forces of Judeo-Masonry have convinced men that principal purpose of civil governance is to foster the pursuit of material well-being, although naturalists of the "right" and "left" disagree as to how to achieve this material prosperity. Naturalists of the "right" believe that the government should let "market forces" produce the prosperity while those on the "left" believe in the use of the confiscatory taxing power of the civil government to "redistribute" wealth as a means of engaging in massive exercises of social engineering. Both sets of naturalists, however, believe that men can created the better world without any public reference at all to the Catholic Faith and without any reliance whatsoever upon Sanctifying Grace.
Our ancient adversary, the devil, uses the anti-Incarnational, naturalistic, religiously indifferentist, and semi-Pelagian principles of Modernity to convince even many believing Catholics that they must make various concessions to evil in the political realm just as they made in the ecclesiastical realm as they have learned to keep silent about grave offenses given to God by the conciliar "pontiffs." Thus it is that even believing Catholics who oppose baby-killing under cover of the civil law come to accept increasingly higher doses of evil under cover of the civil law as one set of naturalists, the Republicans, make possible the election of a supposedly "worse" set of naturalists, the Democrats, whose overt statism (as opposed to the more subtle statism of the Republicans) produces yet another counter-reaction that convinces Catholics anyone other than the overt statists must be elected, including those who support baby-killing under cover of the civil law as a matter of legal and constitutional and moral principle.
Faithful Catholics will never abandon the cause of Christ the King to serve the interests of the secular saviors of naturalism who promises "hope" and "change" without placing their own hope in the true Faith and without seeking to change their own lives in cooperation with the graces won for us by the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces and the very Patroness of the United States of America under the title of her Immaculate Conception.
Our refuge in this time of chastisement, which is so very similar to that which befell France one hundred years after the refusal of King Louis XIV and the French bishops to consecrate the entirety of France to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus according to the express command of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as He made it manifest to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, must be our total consecration to Our Lord through His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. We need our Blessed Mother's help. Only she can help us, and to this end we need to organize more and more public Rosary processions in honor of her Fatima Message and to make reparation for our own sins and those of our nation as we pray for the conversion of the nation and as we take seriously these words of Pope Pius XI, contained in Quas Primas, December 11, 1925:
We firmly hope, however, that the feast of the Kingship of Christ, which in future will be yearly observed, may hasten the return of society to our loving Savior. It would be the duty of Catholics to do all they can to bring about this happy result. Many of these, however, have neither the station in society nor the authority which should belong to those who bear the torch of truth. This state of things may perhaps be attributed to a certain slowness and timidity in good people, who are reluctant to engage in conflict or oppose but a weak resistance; thus the enemies of the Church become bolder in their attacks. But if the faithful were generally to understand that it behooves them ever to fight courageously under the banner of Christ their King, then, fired with apostolic zeal, they would strive to win over to their Lord those hearts that are bitter and estranged from him, and would valiantly defend his rights.
Moreover, the annual and universal celebration of the feast of the Kingship of Christ will draw attention to the evils which anticlericalism has brought upon society in drawing men away from Christ, and will also do much to remedy them. While nations insult the beloved name of our Redeemer by suppressing all mention of it in their conferences and parliaments, we must all the more loudly proclaim his kingly dignity and power, all the more universally affirm his rights.
Yes, we must the more loudly proclaim His Kingly dignity and power, all the more universally affirm His rights.
To this end, my friends, we protect ourselves with the Brown Scapular and the Miraculous Medal from the figures of Antichrist who walk among us and draw large crowds of worshiping supporters. We must pray as many Rosaries each day as possible in our homes that are enthroned to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We may not see the fruits in our own lifetimes. We may even have to suffer greatly. The reward is Heavenly. What have we to fear? What? What?
Rise above the fear posed by the "left." . Do not be deceived by false hopes promised by the "right." We are neither "rightists" or "leftists." We are Catholics. We are called to be champions of Christ the King. Heathens believe in their own might. We must believe in Christ the King.
Our Lady is with us. Let us stand by her at the foot of the Cross every day in a true offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered by a true bishop or a true priest who makes no concessions to the apostasies of a false church whose "reconciliation" with the errors of Modernity have helped to bring us to the brink of the coming of the Antichrist.
What are we waiting for? Why do we think that there is anything other than Catholicism that can serve as the foundation of personal and social order? Why don't we work and pray for the conversion of this nation to become the Catholic States of America?
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
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 Agnes, pray for us.
Saint Marius and Companions, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints