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                September 8, 2012

Impossible To Fight Moral Evils With Blasphemy and Error


by Thomas A. Droleskey

Many clueless "conservative" Catholics are besides themselves in ecstasy at Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan's "benediction" on Thursday night, September 6, 2012, at the closing of the Democratic National Convention at the Time-Warner Area in Charlotte, North Carolina, that included what they believe was a "strong" "pro-life," "pro-family" message. The "prayer" was, however, as blasphemous as the one he delivered on Thursday night, August 30, 2012, the Feast of Saint Rose of Lima and the Commemoration of Saints Felix and Adauctus, at the conclusion of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

"Cardinal" Dolan once again placed the text of his "prayer" on his personal blog a he had done with the one he offered at the Republican National Convention. Here it is:

With a “firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence,” let us close this convention by praying for this land that we so cherish and love:

Let us Pray.

Almighty God, father of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, revealed to us so powerfully in your Son, Jesus Christ, we thank you for showering your blessings upon this our beloved nation. Bless all here present, and all across this great land, who work hard for the day when a greater portion of your justice, and a more ample measure of your care for the poor and suffering, may prevail in these United States. Help us to see that a society’s greatness is found above all in the respect it shows for the weakest and neediest among us.

We beseech you, almighty God to shed your grace on this noble experiment in ordered liberty, which began with the confident assertion of inalienable rights bestowed upon us by you: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Thus do we praise you for the gift of life. Grant us the courage to defend it, life, without which no other rights are secure. We ask your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected. Strengthen our sick and our elders waiting to see your holy face at life’s end, that they may be accompanied by true compassion and cherished with the dignity due those who are infirm and fragile.

We praise and thank you for the gift of liberty. May this land of the free never lack those brave enough to defend our basic freedoms. Renew in all our people a profound respect for religious liberty: the first, most cherished freedom bequeathed upon us at our Founding. May our liberty be in harmony with truth; freedom ordered in goodness and justice. Help us live our freedom in faith, hope, and love. Make us ever-grateful for those who, for over two centuries, have given their lives in freedom’s defense; we commend their noble souls to your eternal care, as even now we beg the protection of your mighty arm upon our men and women in uniform.

We praise and thank you for granting us the life and the liberty by which we can pursue happiness. Show us anew that happiness is found only in respecting the laws of nature and of nature’s God. Empower us with your grace so that we might resist the temptation to replace the moral law with idols of our own making, or to remake those institutions you have given us for the nurturing of life and community. May we welcome those who yearn to breathe free and to pursue happiness in this land of freedom, adding their gifts to those whose families have lived here for centuries.

We praise and thank you for the American genius of government of the people, by the people and for the people. Oh God of wisdom, justice, and might, we ask your guidance for those who govern us: President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, Congress, the Supreme Court, and all those, including Governor Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan, who seek to serve the common good by seeking public office. 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. With your grace, may all Americans choose wisely as we consider the future course of public policy.

And finally Lord, we beseech your benediction on all of us who depart from here this evening, and on all those, in every land, who yearn to conduct their lives in freedom and justice. We beg you to remember, as we pledge to remember, those who are not free; those who suffer for freedom’s cause; those who are poor, out of work, needy, sick, or alone; those who are persecuted for their religious convictions, those still ravaged by war.

And most of all, God Almighty, we thank you for the great gift of our beloved country.

For we are indeed “one nation under God,” and “in God we trust.”

So dear God, bless America. You who live and reign forever and ever.

Amen! (As found on "Cardinal" Dolan's personal blog.)


As this a variation of the "prayer" he had delivered seven days before at the soiree of the organized crime family of the "right" just about six hundred miles to the south of Charlotte, North Carolina, you may find some of these points repetitive. Well, the conciliar revolutionaries in the United States of America who are but the worthy successors of the Americanist bishops of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries before Americanism was "universalized" at the "Second" Vatican Council and was propagated with great enthusiasm by Giovanni Montini/Paul VI, Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and, of course, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI repeat themselves all of the time. You are not as sorry as I am about this as it makes more work for me and takes away from the time I need to devote to the promotion of my new book.

First, Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan had no business appearing at the Democratic National Convention.

The delegates he attempted to "bless" (see the appendix below for a review as to why he is neither a priest or a bishop) voted to approve a completely pro-baby-killing, pro-perversity  platform. God does not "bless" such people nor those candidates who run for public office supporting it.

Second, a man who believes himself to be a Successor of the Apostles does not offer a "non-denominational" prayer anywhere at any time for any reason. To do so is blasphemous as it makes a mockery of the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity, Who was once again not invoked or mentioned in "Cardinal" Dolan's "prayer for the country." The fact that James Cardinal Gibbons, the Americanist Archbishop of Baltimore, Maryland, did so at the the Parliament of World Religions on September 11, 1893, only proves the fact that the Americanist bishops of yore were in the forefront of promoting the kind of false ecumenism that was condemned by Pope Pius XI in Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.

This point needs to be amplified to show that Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan, although not speaking before a so-called Parliament of World Religions, was carrying on the tradition of Gibbon himself and other liked-minded Americanist bishops, such as Bishop John Ireland of the Diocese of Saint Paul, and the rector of the newly-formed institution of Americanism, the Catholic University of America:


As rector of the CUA, John J. Keane orchestrated participation in a display of unrestrained religious indifferentism, long held by the Church to be dangerous to the Faith. Cardinal Gibbons, the highest-ranking prelate in the US, offered the opening prayer on September 11. Overflowing with ecumenism, he recited the Protestant version of the Lord's Prayer: "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors...For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever! Amen [emphasis on characteristically Protestant words added." Bishop Keane seemed awestruck describing how "representatives of the principal religions...passed in procession down the central aisle" for the solemn opening:

A marvelous spectacle it was - that grouping of all races and tongues, that variety of national costumes and religious insignia, with the purple robe and gentle figure of our beloved cardinal for center piece.

The "marvelous spectacle" was reprised at the closing ceremony on September 28 when Gibbons again offered the Protestant Lord's Prayer. During the congress the Cardinal spoke on "interdenominational co-operation" and John Ireland delivered an address on his favorite theme about how much America meant to Catholicism. John Keane seemed especially pleased, lauding the proceedings in a souvenir volume as an... "assemblage of intelligent and conscientious men, presenting their religious convictions without minimizing, without acrimony, without controversy, with love and truth and humanity."6

Bishop Keane spent much of 1894 urging Catholics to broaden their participation in such events. He started in January with an article in the Bulletin de L'Institut Catholique of Paris. The article advocated a kind of worldwide replication of the Columbian Exposition so that Catholics might evangelize the modern world.


"The great discovery [of America]...inaugurated a Providential revolution, a progress in the condition of society and in the whole organization of human life....A distinctive feature in the mission of America is the reunion of the long-divided children of God by the destruction of barriers and enmities which separate race from race. Why could not something of the kind be done with regard to religious divisions and enmities? Why should not religious congresses combine in an international congress of religions where all might meet in mutual tolerance and charity, where all forms of religion might rise up together against all forms of irreligion?"

In an address before the International Scientific Congress of Catholics in Brussels the following September, Keane expanded his vision to encompass the whole world.


"When we studied a map of Europe we saw it marked with little divisions - lines that represent not merely territorial boundaries but jealousy and hatred and hostility and division of hearts, expressed in God knows how many millions of men armed to destroy the world. Now, from all these nations God has permitted emigration to us. All nations...among us...live together fraternally without enmity. God has privileged America to destroy those traditions of national jealousies, which you in Europe perpetuate, to mold them all in American unity....I have but to look round me and see how the human race is setting itself more and more to hate hatred and enmity. Humanity is beyond question striving for gentler manners and a greater extension of charity. But is it not the aim of religion to unite man with God and his fellow brethren? Religion is charity! Even though we could not agree about creeds, is it not possible to [agree] about charity?"

Keane concluded with the amazing statement that, "because of certain prejudices," the Church would never convene a Parliament of Religions. But, "since it is absolutely decided that the Congress will meet, Catholic Church or no Catholic Church, our participation is a matter of necessity" [emphasis added].8

Orthodox Catholics considered Catholic participation in religious congresses occasions of scandal and therefore sinful. Other events of 1894 heightened anti-Americanist sentiment. John Ireland's reckless intervention in the ecclesiastical and secular politics of New York state was one. The dismissal of conservative professors at the Catholic University was another. (Dr. Justin Walsh, Heresy Blossoms Like a Rose, The Angelus Online.)

No room for Our Lady of Guadalupe in such a world view. Oh, was there any such mention of the Patroness and Empress of the Americas in either one of "Cardinal" Dolans's "prayers" given a week apart at different political conventions? Yet it is that the Americanist world view gave rise to the conciliarist world view whose proponents believe that "generic, "inter-religious" prayer is good  enough in pluralistic environments. God is no longer offended by such prayers, we are expected to believe.

It is a scandal for a man who is a true bishop or is erroneously considered to be a true bishop of the Catholic Church to attempt to pray in a manner that is offensive to the Most Blessed Trinity and thus leaves the impression of religious indifferentism so as not to offend those who disbelieve in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.

Then again, my friends, it is perhaps just a tad unfair to note to the man who is twenty-one months my senior in age, Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan to point this out as he is, after all, just following the example his "pope," Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI.


God of all the ages, on my visit to Jerusalem, the “City of Peace”, spiritual home to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, I bring before you the joys, the hopes and the aspirations, the trials, the suffering and the pain of all your people throughout the world.

God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, hear the cry of the afflicted, the fearful, the bereft; send your peace upon this Holy Land, upon the Middle East, upon the entire human family; stir the hearts of all who call upon your name, to walk humbly in the path of justice and compassion.

“The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him” (Lam 3:25)! (Prayer at the Western Wall, May 12, 2009.)

This is why Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan is the conciliar "archbishop" of  New York. He is of one mind and heart with his false "pontiff."

Third, a man who believes himself to be a true bishop of the Catholic Church does not make the Sign of the Cross silently when he begins any kind of public prayer. No Catholic is to do so unless he is simply blessing himself when started his private prayers. As the late Father John Anthony Hardon, S.J., noted at a evening of recollection at Saint Ignatius Church in the Borough of Manhattan of the City of New York, New York, during a Lenten evening of recollection in March of 1979, "Make sure that you make make a visible Sign of the Cross as you pronounce audibly the Names of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost and then say the blessing for meals, closing with the Sign of the Cross, for all around you to hear when you are eating in public." 

Fourth, Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan modified his reference to Our Blessed Lord and Jesus Christ in the prayer at the Democratic National Convention after he had taken some heat even from "conservative" Catholics that he had equated the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity made Man in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the prayer he had delivered six days before at the Republican National Convention.

The modification, though it does make reference to Our Lord's title as Christ, the anointed One, is not a text found in Catholic liturgical prayer. Although the genealogy of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the Gospel of Saint Luke is read on three occasions during the liturgical year (the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Feast of Saint Joachim, Father of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and today, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary), no liturgical prayer of the Catholic Church makes any such reference to Our Lord, Whose very title {Dominum  Nostrum Jesus Christus) was omitted by "Cardinal" Dolan, in the same sequence of names as used by Dolan and Ratzinger. To be charitable, this poor phraseology does not clearly delineate Our Lord's Sacred Divinity.

Mind you, that is being charitable as it is kept in mind that confusion reigns supreme in the mind of Modernists. It could also be the case that the "happy" non-cardinal wanted to create ambiguity in the minds of those who were listening to him at Dr. Moreau's Island of Reprobates in Charlotte, North Carolina. After all, even a passing reference to "Jesus" was good enough for "Pope" Benedict XVI when he spoke at the Talmudic Park East "reform" synagogue in Cologne, Germany, on Friday, April 19, 2008, less than twenty-four hours after he had personally esteemed the symbols of five false religions with his own priestly hands at the John Paul II Cultural Center, Washington, District of Columbia:


Shalom! It is with joy that I come here, just a few hours before the celebration of your Pesah, to express my respect and esteem for the Jewish community in New York City. The proximity of this place of worship to my residence gives me the opportunity to greet some of you today. I find it moving to recall that Jesus, as a young boy, heard the words of Scripture and prayed in a place such as this. I thank Rabbi Schneier for his words of welcome and I particularly appreciate your kind gift, the spring flowers and the lovely song that the children sang for me. I know that the Jewish community make a valuable contribution to the life of the city, and I encourage all of you to continue building bridges of friendship with all the many different ethnic and religious groups present in your neighborhood. I assure you most especially of my closeness at this time, as you prepare to celebrate the great deeds of the Almighty, and to sing the praises of Him who has worked such wonders for his people. I would ask those of you who are present to pass on my greetings and good wishes to all the members of the Jewish community. Blessed be the name of the Lord! ( Meeting with representatives of the Jewish community at Park East Synagogue in New York, Friday, April 18, 2008).)

Fifth, there is no need to belabor anew the points made five days ago concerning "liberty, "religious liberty, "in God we trust" and other such meaningless slogans.  He does not realize that the very thing he praises so much, the "American genius of government," is what made it possible for men who promote all manner of evils in violation of the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law to rise to power in both organized crime families of naturalism of the false opposites of the "left" and of the "right" in the first place.

Men who do not accept the sweet yoke of the Social Reign of Christ the King and are not mindful of their own Particular Judgment, conscious of pursuing the common temporal good in light of man's Last End, will thus use their positions of public trust as the means to institutionalize and protect an increasing number of social evils, knowing full well that the masses of citizens, diverted by their bread and circuses and interested first, foremost and last in material prosperity would ultimately gain widespread social acceptance and a sigh of resignation among those who are ostensibly opposed to such evils. I have covered this point on numerous occasions on this site (for specific reference to Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan's being steeped in the ways of Americanism, please see Ominous Offenders Offending Ominously, Memo To David Axelrod And Other Social Engineers, John Carroll's Caesar, Victims of Compromise, Taking A Figure Of Antichrist At His Worthless Words, Prisoners Of Their Own Apostasy, Timothy Dolan, Meet Timothy Dolan (And Friends), Still Celebrating Half A Century Of Apostasy, Candidate For Man Of The Year?, From John Carroll To James Gibbons To Timothy Dolan, To Help The Children? and Fake, Phony, Sanctimonious Fraud).

One can see in the late Dr. Justin Walsh's afore-cited article, Heresy Blossoms Like a Rose, the tensions that Americanism caused within the American hierarchy in the latter part of the Twentieth Century, something that I will explore in detail in part two of Conversion in Reverse: How the Ethos of Americanism Converted Catholics and Contributed to the Rise of Conciliarism, were born as a result of the same uncritical embrace of "religious liberty" and "separation of powers" by the true bishops of the past that has been exhibited consistently by the likes of Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan:

It was clear by 1895 that Americanist views were incompatible with orthodox Catholicism. In the spiritual realm Keane was hell-bent on fostering interdenominational congresses. In the temporal realm Ireland, and to a lesser extent Gibbons, had peculiar penchants for meddling in things better left alone by Churchmen. In such a situation action by Rome was inevitable. It came on January 6 when Leo XIII addressed Longinqua Oceani to American bishops.

The Pope began by noting that the United States had a "good Constitution" and as a result Catholicism was unhindered, protected alike by law and the impartial administration of justice. Nonetheless the Holy Father warned...:


...it would be an error to conclude that America furnishes an example of the ideal condition for the Church or that it is always lawful and expedient that civil and religious affairs should be disjoined and kept apart....

According to the Pope, in a formal letter addressed to all American bishops, it would be an error to say that religious liberty and the separation of Church and State were beneficial to the Catholic Church. In explicit refutation of Gibbons's notion that American liberty caused the Church to "blossom like a rose," the Pope asserted that if the Catholic religion "is safe among you and is even blessed with increase" it was "entirely due to the divine fruitfulness of the Church." He concluded tellingly that "the fruit would be still more abundant if the Church enjoyed not only liberty but the favor of...laws and...protection of the public power."13

Few, if any, heeded the Holy Father's warnings. They redoubled their efforts, with immediately dire consequences for Denis O'Connell and John Keane. O'Connell fell first when, in the summer of 1895, he was removed as rector of the North American College. His cohorts unsuccessfully defended him, although Gibbons did succeed in keeping him in Rome as rector of the Cardinal's titular church. From this vantage point O'Connell became "a kind of liaison officer of the American hierarchy, and more particularly its left wing" until he returned to the US in 1903.14 Catholic liberals claim that "the suppositious liberalism of the Catholic University" was responsible for the dismissal in 1896 of John J. Keane. In fact the liberalism of neither the CUA nor its rector was "suppositious." As the California Volksfreund noted, "It was clear enough from the beginning that Americanism was interwoven with the plan for the...University." This newspaper called instead for something that Keane could never provide: "a Catholic University with Catholic professors [where] the doctrine of the Catholic, and not of an American Church, is taught."15 (Dr. Justin Walsh, Heresy Blossoms Like a Rose, The Angelus Online.)


There was a semblance of "ordered liberty" in the United States of America under a constitution that, despite the unobjectionable nature of some of its particular institutional arrangements, many of which, to be sure, would not be necessary in a Catholic state where there existed a general consensus on matters that are said to be "open" and "subject to debate" in one that is religiously and culturally pluralistic, did not deteriorate in public view until the well-spring of Sanctifying and Actual Grace was dried up as a result of the sacramental barrenness of the liturgical rites of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. It is no accidents that Catholics in the United States of America plunged headlong into the world after the "Second" Vatican Council more than they had in the past was that they had lost the supernatural helps to resist the world, the flesh and the devil and, having been raised in a atmosphere celebrating "freedom," came to view the Church through eyes of the world (democracy, "rights," equality, etc.) rather than viewing the world through the supernatural eyes provided by the Holy Faith.

Indeed, it was precisely because of this very danger of an inverted ordering of loves (for country before love of God and His Holy Church) and thus not recognizing less apparent dangers to the integrity of the Catholic Faith an thus the right ordering of souls than those dangers faced by Catholics in times past that Pope Leo XIII wrote the following in his Apostolical Letter, Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae, on January 22, 1899:

But, beloved son, in this present matter of which we are speaking, there is even a greater danger and a more manifest opposition to Catholic doctrine and discipline in that opinion of the lovers of novelty, according to which they hold such liberty should be allowed in the Church, that her supervision and watchfulness being in some sense lessened, allowance be granted the faithful, each one to follow out more freely the leading of his own mind and the trend of his own proper activity. They are of opinion that such liberty has its counterpart in the newly given civil freedom which is now the right and the foundation of almost every secular state. (Pope Leo XIII, Apostolical Letter to James Cardinal Gibbons, Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae, January 22, 1899.)


Pope Leo XIII explained near the end of his Apostolical Letter to James Cardinal Gibbons, the Americanist archbishop of Baltimore from 1877 to the time of his death in 1921, that he feared that at least some of the American bishops did indeed desire the American model of the religiously indifferentist civil state, which is so praised by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, to be adopted by the Church herself as the means of "reconciling" herself to the "modern" world:

For it [an adherence to the condemned precepts of Americanism] would give rise to the suspicion that there are among you some who conceive of and desire the Church in America to be different from what it is in the rest of the world. (Pope Leo XIII, Apostolical Letter to James Cardinal Gibbons, Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae, January 22, 1899.)


Pope Leo XIII was not just a whistlin' Dixie. The Americanists themselves had spoken boldly of their intention of using the American regime, based on an indifference to the true religion and on the belief that men could be virtuous on their own powers without belief in, access to or cooperation with Sanctifying Grace, as the foundation of a veritable "new world order" based on the myth of American exceptionalism. Monsignor Henri Delassus documented the beliefs of Americanism's very own "founding father," Father Isaac Thomas Hecker, concerning the "universal" mission of Americanism to "evangelize" the Church, if you will, by quoting one of Hecker's early biographers, Abbot Klein:

"American Catholicism" is not, in the thought of is promoters, a way of thinking and of practicing Catholicism solely in the contingent and changing things that would be common to the United States, in accordance with the particular conditions that are found on American soil. If this had been so, we would not have believed it incumbent upon us to be concerned with it.

No, their pretension is to speak to the entire universe: "The ear of the world is open to our thinking, if we know what to say to them," Msgr. [Bishop of Richmond, John] Keane had written to the Congress of Brussels. And in fact they are speaking, and their word has not been without echo upon each part of France. If, at least, they had not put into the ear of the world anything other than what the Church leaves to our free discussion; but, no, as we shall see, we shall come to understand that their words are more or less imposed upon that which belongs to the very fundamentals of the Catholic faith.

The Abbot Klein had said in the preface he gave to The Life of Fr. Hecker: "His [Fr. Hecker's] unique and original work is to have shown the profound harmonies joining the new state of the human spirit to the true Christianity." "The American ideas that he recommended are, he knew, those which GOD wanted all civilized people of our time to be at home with  ..."

"The times are solemn," Msgr. Ireland had said, in his discourse, The Church and the Age. "At such an epoch of history ... the desire to know is intense ... The ambition of the spirit, fired up by the marvelous success in every field of human knowledge ... The human heart lets itself go to the strangest ideals ... Something new! Such is the ordered word of humanity, and to renew all things is its firm resolution.

"The moment is opportune for men of talent and character among the children of the Church of God. Today the routine of old times is dead;  today the ordinary means lead to the decrepitude of the aged; the crisis demands something new, something extraordinary; and it is upon this condition that the Church shall record the greatest of victories in the greatest of historical ages" (Discourse given in the Cathedral of Baltimore, October 18, 1893, on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Episcopal consecration of Cardinal Gibbons.) (Monsignor Henri Delassus, Americanism and the Anti-Christian Conspiracy, available from Catholic Action Resource Center, pp. 9-10.)


These beliefs are firmly ingrained in the minds of most Catholics in the United States of America. They believe, as I did for the first thirty-five years of my life, that Catholicism and every single aspect of the American founding with perfectly compatible, that it is neither necessary or wise even to seek the conversion of the country to the true Faith.  This is what Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan believes. And he remains as happy as a stuffed clam with himself for being "patriotic" in this regard.

Sixth, some might object at this point and point out that "Cardinal" Dolan had the "courage" to mention the necessity of "protecting life" and  expressed opposition to efforts to "remake those institutions you have given us for the nurturing of life and community." Please, spare me the protests.


While it is true that the Catholic Church is hated by universally in the "left" (those who who do hate Holy Mother Church really do not believe in the same Faith as they believe that "governmental charity" and "social fairness" is in accord with the Gospel of Our Blessed Lord Saviour Jesus Christ) and that they revile the men who they consider to be her true bishops, speaking in guarded language before people steeped in evil after evil fools no one. The pro-aborts and pro-perverts knew exactly what "Cardinal" Dolan was saying, showering him with all manner of vile invectives as a result. 

The false shepherds of the conciliar church believe that they can "soften" their  message to make it palatable to those with whom they seek to engage in "dialogue." This is false. As noted twenty-two days ago now, how has "dialogue" worked with the likes of Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., or Kathleen Sebelius or Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi or John F. Kerry or Mario Matthew Cuomo or Andrew Mark Cuomo and Richard Durbin or Kirsten Gillibrand or the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan or the late Edward Moore Kennedy or the late Geraldine Anne Ferraro-Zaccaro, among so many others, including those listed two days ago in What Kind of Country Do I Want to Live In?. It hasn't worked. It will never work.

Once again, therefore, I remind you of how a true pope wrote about the slaughter of the innocent preborn and the fate of those in public life who support it:

Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the duty of public authority by appropriate laws and sanctions to defend the lives of the innocent, and this all the more so since those whose lives are endangered and assailed cannot defend themselves. Among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother's womb. And if the public magistrates not only do not defend them, but by their laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors or of others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cried from earth to Heaven. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930.)


Men such as Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan are incapable of even thinking in these terms, no speaking publicly in them.

Seventh, one cannot fight moral evil with blasphemy. 

"Cardinal" Dolan's prayer contained no verbal mention of the Most Blessed Trinity. This is blasphemous for a man who considers himself to be a true Successor of the Apostles. He further continued the endorse what Pope Pius VI called a "monstrous right" and Pope Pius VII termed as a "heresy" and Pope Gregory XVI explained was "insanity" and Pope Pius XI declared gave rise to "injurious babbling," "religious liberty," which permits ths spread of blasphemy and error and makes possible the rise of men who do not believe in the Blessed Trinity all, such as Willard Mitt Romney, and/or who are de facto unitarians, such as Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetero.

Indeed, how well did "dialogue" work with Catholic Relief Service's promotion of a certain type of prophylactic to stop the spread of a certain social disease that is spread principally by means of unchaste behavior? Not very well. (See Caught red-handed: Catholic Relief Services documents promote propylactics, a news story on Lifesite News that, ironically, involves the man praised on that site for his "pro-life" prayer at the Democratic National Conventiont two days ago, Timothy Michael "Cardinal" Dolan).

How does one fight moral evils?

With Catholicism. Nothing else. Nothing else at all.

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.)


One cannot fight moral evils with blasphemy.

One cannot fight moral evils when offending God by staging a liturgical service that is an abomination in His sight.

One cannot fight moral evils by praising the modern errors of the day that have made possible their rapid spread and acceptance.

One cannot fight moral evils by undermining the innocence and purity of children by means of explicit classroom instruction in matters pertaining to the Sixth and Ninth Commandments.

One cannot fight moral evils by mixing truth with error.

While it is true, as Pope Pius XII noted in Summi Pontificatus, October 10, 1939, that Christian Europe was frequently torn apart even when there was a unity of Faith and a recognition in the infallible teaching authoriy of the Successors of Saint Peter as individuals failed to cooperate with the superrnatural helps provided by Holy Mother Church in the sacraments and thus fell prey to human weakness of one sort or another, it is also true that Catholicism, while not a guarnator of personal or social order, is the necessary precondition for such order in the lives of men and their nations. Nothing else.

To Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart belongs the triumph that will vanquish the lords of Modernity and Modernism once and for all.

May our own efforts to make reparation for our sins, many though they may be, to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary help to plant a few seeds so that more and more Catholics, clergy and laity alike, will come to embrace the truths of the Holy Faith without any concessions to the deceits of the devil as each of us attempts to pray more, to talk less and to sacrifice in behalf of the restoration of the Church Militant on earth, especially by praying as many Rosaries as our state-in-life permits

Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!

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.

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Father Louis Campbell's Sermon on the Invalidity of the Conciliar Rite of Episcopal Consecration

"Let no one lead you astray with empty words,” warns St. Paul in today’s Epistle (Eph.5:6). We must keep the faith, the faith of our fathers, handed on to us from the Apostles by saints and martyrs, the fathers and doctors of the Church, and holy popes and bishops. Now it is our turn to teach the faith, handing it on to the younger generation unchanged and untainted by heresy, lest the Church become the desolate kingdom spoken of by Our Lord in the Gospel. 

Many, “with empty words,” have tried to destroy the Catholic faith – Arius, Luther, Calvin and Cranmer, to name a few. Then came the Modernists, condemned by Pope St. Pius X, whose heresies lived on to be re-hatched at Vatican II by the liberal theologians, and canonized by the conciliar popes.

If one were to set out to destroy the Catholic faith, a good place to begin would be to tamper with the Sacraments, the Sacrament of Baptism, for instance. But every well instructed Catholic knows that the essential rite of Baptism requires the pouring of water upon the head of the person (or immersing the person in the water) while saying the words: “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (or Holy Spirit).  

If the priest baptizing were to say, “I pour upon you the life-giving waters of salvation, that you may share the life of the Holy Trinity,” we would know beyond the shadow of a doubt that the Sacrament was invalid, and that the person would have to be re-baptized using the form that is required for validity. We would not have to wait for the theologians to debate the matter, or for the Holy See to issue a decree of nullity. Any Catholic in his right mind would know that the attempted Baptism was invalid. Any attempt by the “liturgical experts” to change the essentials of the Sacrament would not have been tolerated by the Catholic faithful.   

But consider some of the other sacraments. Most of us knew little of what was required, for instance, for the valid consecration of a bishop. In a ceremony rarely witnessed by most of the faithful, the Sacrament was administered in Latin amid mysterious and lengthy rites. Change the form of this Sacrament, and who would notice? Then what better way to destroy the Catholic Church than to render invalid the Sacrament of Holy Orders, since true bishops are absolutely necessary if the Church is to survive?    

The essential matter and form for the valid consecration of a bishop was determined by Pope Pius XII on November 30, 1947, in the Apostolic Constitution Sacramentum Ordinis (Acta Apostolicae Sedis 40, 1948, 5-7), a document which appears to have all the essential characteristics of infallibility. Even if it does not, it is certainly an authoritative document, which Pope Pius expected to be taken most seriously. With the laying on of hands, the consecrating bishop was to say the words of the Preface, “of which,” says the pope, “the following are essential and therefore necessary for validity: ‘Fill up in Thy priest the perfection of Thy ministry and sanctify him with the dew of Thy heavenly ointment, this thy servant decked out with the ornaments of all beauty’” (Comple in sacerdote tuo ministerii tui summum, et ornamentis totius glorificationis instructum coelestis unguenti rore sanctifica). 

At the end of the document Pope Pius XII states: “We teach, declare, and determine this, all persons not withstanding, no matter what special dignity they may have, and consequently we wish and order such in the Roman Pontifical... No one therefore is allowed to infringe upon this Constitution given by us, nor should anyone dare to have the audacity to contradict it...” 

Pope Pius XII’s body had hardly begun “a-mouldering in the grave” when the agents of change began working in earnest to destroy the Catholic faith. Paul VI, once the confidant and trusted friend of Pope Pius XII, had that “audacity to contradict” when he published his own decree in 1968. In vain did Pope Pius XII “teach, declare, and determine” what was required for the validity of the Sacrament of Orders. Paul VI would introduce entirely new words, requiring them for validity, words which were never used for the consecration of a bishop in the Roman Rite: “So now pour out upon this chosen one that power which is from you, the governing Spirit whom you gave to your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, the Spirit given by him to the holy apostles, who founded the Church in every place to be your temple for the unceasing glory and praise of your name” (Pontificalis Romani, June 18, 1968).

As to why Paul VI found it necessary to discard the essential words of the traditional form of consecration and replace them with entirely different words, he says “…it was judged appropriate to take from ancient sources the consecratory prayer that is found in the document called the Apostolic Tradition of Hippolytus of Rome, written at the beginning of the third century.”

Judged appropriate? By whom? None other than Archbishop Annibale Bugnini and his associates of the “Consilium,” who invented the Novus Ordo Mass. And who on earth was Hippolytus of Rome? He was an anti-pope of the third century who separated from Rome because of doctrinal differences and established a schismatic church, although he later returned to the Catholic Church and died a martyr. Who knows but that his “Apostolic Tradition” was drawn up for his schismatic sect? 

And whatever became of Pope Pius XII’s Apostolic Constitution, Sacramentum Ordinis?  The name Sacramentum Ordinis was even given to another document by John Paul II, probably as a red herring to throw us off the track.  

What conclusion does one draw? The Catechism of the Council of Trent states: “In our Sacraments… the form is so definite that any, even a casual deviation from it renders the Sacrament null.” We would never tolerate a change in the form of the Sacrament of Baptism. Never! Can we blithely accept a total deviation in the form of the Sacrament of Holy Orders, a change which omits the part of the traditional form declared essential for validity by Pope Pius XII? I think not! Pope Pius XII changed nothing of the traditional form, but merely designated which part of the form was essential for validity. Paul VI omitted that essential part of the form and replaced it with something entirely new. Not even popes (certainly not would-be popes) can change the form of a Sacrament. Whom do we trust, Pope Pius XII who carefully guarded the traditional sacramental form handed down from ages past, or Paul VI? Paul VI, who on the flimsiest of pretexts changed the essential form of a Sacrament, thus rendering it invalid. The result is that we are left with a whole generation of pseudo-bishops attempting to govern the Church without the grace of office. A miter and a bishop’s ring do not a bishop make. And the Kingdom is brought to desolation (Lk.11:17).   


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