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                  January 23, 2012


Institutionalized Evils

by Thomas A. Droleskey

Understandable attention will be paid today, Monday, January 23, 2012, to the institutionalized evil of surgical baby-killing under the cover of the civil law as the annual March for Life takes place in Washington, District of Columbia, and as similar events are held in various parts of the nation. The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, John Boehner (R-Ohio), will be the first of many members of Congress to address the several hundred thousand people who will be assembled on the Capitol Mall for the rally prior to the march itself. What organizers called a "mini-rally" took place in Lafayette Park across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House and featured former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee as a speaker.

As noted yesterday's revised article, Thirty-Nine Years Of Indifference, surgical baby-killing will take place today in the United States of America under cover of the civil law as it does each and every day of every year. As horrific as this crime that calls out to Heaven for vengeance is, however, it is one of many institutionalized evils that so many people, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, have come to accept either as "normal" or as "regrettable" realities about which little can be done. Most of those who oppose one or more of these institutionalized evils believe that they can be ameliorated by having recourse to a political system that is an institutionalized evil in and of itself:

To these evils we must add the contests between political parties, many of which struggles do not originate in a real difference of opinion concerning the public good or in a laudable and disinterested search for what would best promote the common welfare, but in the desire for power and for the protection of some private interest which inevitably result in injury to the citizens as a whole. From this course there often arise robberies of what belongs rightly to the people, and even conspiracies against and attacks on the supreme authority of the state, as well as on its representatives. These political struggles also beget threats of popular action and, at times, eventuate in open rebellion and other disorders which are all the more deplorable and harmful since they come from a public to whom it has been given, in our modern democratic states, to participate in very large measure in public life and in the affairs of the government. Now, these different forms of government are not of themselves contrary to the principles of the Catholic Faith, which can easily be reconciled with any reasonable and just system of government. Such governments, however, are the most exposed to the danger of being overthrown by one faction or another. (Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922.)

The surviving midget naturalists of the false opposite of the naturalist "right" who are now vying for delegate votes in the Sunshine State of Florida and elsewhere now that their traveling circus has only four performers left for the road show, occasionally mention the institutionalized evil of surgical baby-killing. Occasionally, usually only when they are asked about by a reporter or a reporterette at one of the circus events that are termed as "debates."  These circus performers spend many of their days attacking each other personally while attempting to hoodwink--excuse me, I mean convince--voters that they can help to repair the economy and to put a brake on Barack Hussein Obama's profligate spending and taxing policies even though it was Obama's predecessor, the Republican naturalist named George Walker Bush, whose own profligate spending policies made possible Obama's election. As always, of course, it's the money, the money, the money, and the money. The midget naturalists, including the "pro-life" war monger named Richard John Santorum, are oblivious to this simple truth:

The more closely the temporal power of a nation aligns itself with the spiritual, and the more it fosters and promotes the latter, by so much the more it contributes to the conservation of the commonwealth. For it is the aim of the ecclesiastical authority by the use of spiritual means, to form good Christians in accordance with its own particular end and object; and in doing this it helps at the same time to form good citizens, and prepares them to meet their obligations as members of a civil society. This follows of necessity because in the City of God, the Holy Roman Catholic Church, a good citizen and an upright man are absolutely one and the same thing. How grave therefore is the error of those who separate things so closely united, and who think that they can produce good citizens by ways and methods other than those which make for the formation of good Christians. For, let human prudence say what it likes and reason as it pleases, it is impossible to produce true temporal peace and tranquillity by things repugnant or opposed to the peace and happiness of eternity. (Silvio Cardinal Antoniano, quoted by Pope Pius XI in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929.)


While evil will always exist in the world until the end of time as a result of Original Sin and of our own Actual Sins, the anti-Incarnational civil state of Modernity that has arisen as a result of the Protestant Revolution's overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King and institutionalized by the complex, inter-related forces of naturalism known as Judeo-Masonry, has itself been the instrumentality erected and employed by the evil to institutionalize one evil after another under cover of the civil law, starting with Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry, the twin fountainheads of all social evils extant in the world today.

Among the social evils that can be listed (and this is only a partial listing) are:

State indifferentism to the true religion. This results, ultimately, in the state and political parties and ideologies becoming the "true churches" outside of which there can be no social order or justice and institutionalizes confusion and error as the rotten foundation of public policy and popular culture.

Blasphemy. Countless numbers of people blaspheme God every day, using His Holy Name in vain in full violation of the Second Commandment. This, of course, has been institutionalized as a result of the institutional evils known as "freedom of speech" and "freedom of the press" and "freedom of religion."

Immodesty of attire. Father Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D., who has been hospitalized at age ninety-six, explained how even most Catholics have been lulled to sleep by cultural trends that are offensive to God, harmful to souls and thus inimical to the right ordering of men and their nations:

The avowed enemies of God are rejoicing--temporarily--at having brought about an almost total collapse of the virtue of modesty among once virtuous Christian womanhood, while those commissioned by God to teach and uphold this angelic virtue insist on cowardly silence and indifference about it and on gutless permissiveness in manner of dress everywhere.

Meanwhile, vast numbers of supposedly "good" people remain as if without a conscience, being morally blind and insensitive as to what has really happened to a God-given virtue that was once a distinctive trademark of theirs. This type of blindness seems to go hand in hand with a brazen contempt and a sassy resentfulness towards any attempt to revive and restore the missing sense of modesty.

The fact stands out clearly that the immodest fashions of this unchaste generation still offend Our Lord "very much," as Our Lady foretold it through the angelic little Jacinta.

Anyone who still cares about God's virtue of modesty, which He has made shine with such heavenly beauty in the Immaculate Virgin Mary, cannot forget how Our Lord suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane when He foresaw so many sinners, including the immodest and the impure, remaining unrepentant. And the sight of so many immodest creatures displaying crude flesh, like animals, brings vividly before our mind's eye the frightful vision of Our Divine Savior being mercilessly scourged at the pillar. We need not strain ourselves in trying to picture this scene, for we can plainly see the immodest, with their unchaste displays of flesh and figure, continually scourging Our Lord. And we can see them crowning Him with thorns and nailing Him to the Cross all over again.

And look what sorrow the immodest and the impure are causing their Sorrowful and Immaculate Mother, whom God has presented to them as the Perfect Model of Modesty and Purity!

But it has not all happened by accident. Satan planned it this way. As he has done with such evil movements as Communism and Socialism and Freemasonry, so also has he planned out a program of gradual, not sudden, destruction of the sense of modesty and purity. A mere look at the past 50 years or more shows us very plainly how gradually it was all done, first by apparently innocent abbreviations of garments and by slight revelations of bare flesh and by subtle little displays of the figure, and then, as protests died down, by more and more abbreviations and displays--until the crude immodesty of our day became a shocking reality.

Many living today have seen it all happen before their very eyes. They have lived through it and, if they have managed to retain their God-given moral sense, they find the barbarian immodesty of the this day intolerable and they look upon it as a sin crying to Heaven for the vengeance that must inevitably come if sinners continue to refuse to amend their ways.

Perhaps some 50 years ago or more, a publication known as The Frenchwoman presented the following satanic program for the destruction of the virtue of modesty: "Our children must realize the ideal of nakedness... Thus, the mentality of the child is rapidly transformed. To escape opposition, progress must be methodically graduated: first, feet and legs naked, then upturned sleeves; afterwards, the upper part of the chest; then, the back... n summer, they will go around almost naked."

Even if such a daring statement of the powers of darkness had never come to light--though "enlightened" liberals have tried to keep it in the dark--we would still know that it had to be planned that way and could not have happened by accident. And we would also know that such a program for immodesty could not have originated anywhere but in the dungeons of hell and in the mind of Satan.

The program of gradualism intended to lead eventually to the crude immodesty that we know so painfully well today was evidently drawn up, or at least made known, some time during the Fatima years, possibly a little before or after the 1917 Apparitions of Our Lady. (Maybe some well-informed person can provide a precise date.) Bearing this in mind, we can easily conclude that it was no accident that Our Lady insisted so strongly on modesty in her Fatima Message. She knew well of the evil program that would endanger so many immortal souls, and she came to Fatima to warn souls and to save them from the evil awaiting them.

As Sister Lucy has said, one of the things that Our Lady especially asked for was modesty in dress. And still better known, though disregarded, is Jacinta's prophecy: "Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend Our Lord very much"--that little liked prophecy that leaves immodestly dressed "pious" women and girls callous and insensitive and cold.

Just as Our Lady was commissioned by God to oppose the rise of Russian Communism and all the other evils named in the Fatima Message, with God's own program of sanctification and salvation, so was part of her mission to warn souls of the dangers of immodesty and impurity that were to increase the unbelievable proportions in the years to come, and to turn them to modesty and and purity and amendment of life.

In connection with the timeliness of Our Lady's message of modesty in 1917, just when Satan's program of gradual nakedness was being put into effect, we must also mention the timeliness of the message of modesty of Pope Benedict XV (1914-1922). It is fairly well known how dynamic were his two successors, Popes Pius XI and Pius XII, in promoting modesty of dress, but it is not as well known that Pope Benedict XV was before them a strenuous defender and promoter of modesty at a time when we might imagine it was not so much of a problem.

We cannot believe that the statements of Our Lady of Fatima and those of Pope Benedict XV on modesty were disconnected or were merely a matter of coincidence. We can only believe that both Our Lady of Fatima and the Holy Father of that time were inspired and guided by God Himself to speak out on modesty in dress, so as to counteract the wicked program of gradual nudism that was being inspired and guided by hell's father of iniquity.

Let us quote an important statement of Pope Benedict XV--by no means his only one--so that we may see how immodesty in dress had already begun to cause moral ruin among women and girls of his day. In an Encyclical Letter (Sacra Propediem, 1921) commemorating the 7th centenary of the founding of the Franciscan Third Order, Pope Benedict wrote as follows:

"From this point of view one cannot sufficiently deplore the blindness of so many women of every age and condition; made foolish by desire to please, they do not see to what a degree the in decency of their clothing shocks every honest man, and offends God. Most of them would formerly have blushed for those toilettes as for a grave fault against Christian modesty; now it does not suffice for them to exhibit them on the public thoroughfares; they do not fear to cross the threshold of the churches, to assist at the Holy sacrifice of the Mass, and even to bear the seducing food of shameful passions to the Eucharistic Table where one receives the heavenly Author of purity. And We speak not of those exotic and barbarous dances recently imported into fashionable circles, one more shocking than the other; one cannot imagine anything more suitable for banishing all the remains of modesty."


If we did not know that a Pope wrote this in 1921, we would surely think it was written, or should have been written by someone, in 1972!

After thus deploring the immodesty of his day, the Holy Father exhorted women with these words:

"In what concerns specially the Tertiary Sisters, We ask of them by their dress and manner of wearing it, to be models of holy modesty for other ladies and young girls; that they be thoroughly convinced that the best way for them to be of use to the Church and to Society is to labor for the improvement of morals."


Whose message, do you suppose, have women and girls accepted: the message of modesty of Our Lady of Fatima and of the Holy Father or, the message of immodesty of Lucifer?

Who has recommend to them short skirts, sleeveless dresses, pants, shorts, and clownish pants suits, and so on?

Not only did women and girls buy and buy and buy the clothing that through the years became gradually shorter and skimpier and tighter and ever more unladylike, thus making the whole program of gradual nakedness a huge success, but something else happened at the same time; the sense of modesty and propriety, which God has instilled into their souls, became gradually more blurred and dim and fuzzy, until in so many it became totally blacked out and dead. They did not, and do not, know what happened to them. By blindly and stupidly following the satanic program of gradual abbreviation of attire, they destroyed in themselves a precious God-given gift--the sense of modesty--so that they have now made themselves incapable of distinguishing between modesty and immodesty, nor do so many of them care to know.

And not only have women destroyed in themselves God's gift of modesty, but they have destroyed it in their children from their earliest years, so that a whole generation has been brought up without any real understanding of modesty without any desire to possess its beauty.

And, mind you, these have been "good" and "pious" women who have done this to their children! They have been the "Lord, Lord" type who have duly said their prayers, which all are obliged to do, but who have not done "the Will of My Father Who is in Heaven" (Mt. 7. 21) by obeying His law of modesty. (Emphases added.) (Father Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D., The Remnant, 1972.)


Impurity. We live in a world that celebrates sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments. Little more needs to be written on this point other than to state the obvious: impurity of thought, word and deed constitute the very raison d'etre of the lives of many millions of people, finding expression under cover of the civil law and all throughout the nooks and crannies of "popular culture." It's everywhere, including in the discussions about the "legalization" of "marriage" between persons of the same gender, making the sin of Sodom become the latest evil to be institutionalized and accepted by large numbers of people. Acceptance of impurity has been further institutionalized by the rot of explicit classroom instruction in matters pertaining to the Sixth and Ninth Commandments that has encouraged several generations of young people into believing that it is both impossible and "unhealthy" for them to be chaste. This, of course, is a lie. Then again, evil itself is a lie from the Prince of Darkness and the Master of Lies himself.

Among the other evils that have become institutionalized over the past century are: Contraception, which denies the Sovereignty of God over the sanctity and fecundity of the marriage, divorce and remarriage, in vitro fertilization, "assisted suicide," "brain death," the mutilation of bodies by means of tattoos and "body piercing," "music" designed to agitate the soul and to arouse the passions, the centering of human lives around television programming, sports (scholastic, collegiate and professional) and other means of "entertainment" that seek to divert one's attention from First and Last Things and an ethos of materialism, founded in the Judeo-Calvinist spirit of profiteering at all costs, that has given rise to practices of usury and deceit hitherto unknown in human history. Each of these evils is either accepted at face value as a "social good" or dismissed as "impossible" to reform, an attitude that makes a mockery of the efficacy of the graces won for us on the wood of the Holy Cross by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to reform individual souls, a reformation that is at the essence of any true social reform, something that Pope Pius XI noted in Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937:



20. Every true and lasting reform has ultimately sprung from the sanctity of men who were driven by the love of God and of men. Generous, ready to stand to attention to any call from God, yet confident in themselves because confident in their vocation, they grew to the size of beacons and reformers. On the other hand, any reformatory zeal, which instead of springing from personal purity, flashes out of passion, has produced unrest instead of light, destruction instead of construction, and more than once set up evils worse than those it was out to remedy. No doubt "the Spirit breatheth where he will" (John iii. 8): "of stones He is able to raise men to prepare the way to his designs" (Matt. iii. 9). He chooses the instruments of His will according to His own plans, not those of men. But the Founder of the Church, who breathed her into existence at Pentecost, cannot disown the foundations as He laid them. Whoever is moved by the spirit of God, spontaneously adopts both outwardly and inwardly, the true attitude toward the Church, this sacred fruit from the tree of the cross, this gift from the Spirit of God, bestowed on Pentecost day to an erratic world. (Pope Pius XI, Mit  Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937.)


Every other kind of reform is illusory. It is of the devil. Catholicism is but the one and only means of personal and social order. Nothing else.

As readers of this site know very well, one of the reasons that the social evils that have been made possible, proximately speaking, by the Protestant Revolution against the Divine Plan that God instituted to effect man's return to Him through the Catholic Church and the organized forced of naturalism in Judeo-Masonry is that the lords of the counterfeit church of conciliarism have made their "official reconciliation" to the false principles of Modernity, thus robbing Catholics of their sensus Catholicus and denying them sacramentally valid liturgical rites that are in and of themselves celebrations of the false spirit of the world. The only reason that the social evils that have Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry have their proximate root causes did not spread more rapidly prior to the 1960s than they have thereafter is that true Masses were offered by true priests, thereby giving honor and glory to God and adding grace to the world, thus holding back the torrents of evil that have washed upon us in the past fifty years. The exponential rise of institutionalized evils in the past three decades is in direct proportion to the relative paucity of Actual Graces in the world and of the almost daily bombardment of souls with the poisonous doctrines of conciliarism that reaffirm Catholics and non-Catholics alike in the belief that some kind of "common ground" can be found among "believers" to "reform" the world.

Writing in Mit Brennender Sorge, Pope Pius XI reminded Catholics that it is not any kind of "God" Who saves men and their nations. It is the true God of Divine Revelation as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His Catholic Church:



12. The Bishops of the Church of Christ, "ordained in the things that appertain to God (Heb. v, 1) must watch that pernicious errors of this sort, and consequent practices more pernicious still, shall not gain a footing among their flock. It is part of their sacred obligations to do whatever is in their power to enforce respect for, and obedience to, the commandments of God, as these are the necessary foundation of all private life and public morality; to see that the rights of His Divine Majesty, His name and His word be not profaned; to put a stop to the blasphemies, which, in words and pictures, are multiplying like the sands of the desert; to encounter the obstinacy and provocations of those who deny, despise and hate God, by the never-failing reparatory prayers of the Faithful, hourly rising like incense to the All-Highest and staying His vengeance.

13. We thank you, Venerable Brethren, your priests and Faithful, who have persisted in their Christian duty and in the defense of God's rights in the teeth of an aggressive paganism. Our gratitude, warmer still and admiring, goes out to those who, in fulfillment of their duty, have been deemed worthy of sacrifice and suffering for the love of God.

14. No faith in God can for long survive pure and unalloyed without the support of faith in Christ. "No one knoweth who the Son is, but the Father: and who the Father is, but the Son and to whom the Son will reveal Him" (Luke x. 22). "Now this is eternal life: That they may know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent" (John xvii. 3). Nobody, therefore, can say: "I believe in God, and that is enough religion for me," for the Savior's words brook no evasion: "Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father. He that confesseth the Son hath the Father also" (1 John ii. 23). (Pope Pius XI, Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937; for those who think that the civil rulers who have governed this nation from its beginning have been "men of God," I ask you once again to review Not A Mention of Christ the King.)


These words mean nothing to the conciliarists, which is why they mean very little to the 99.999999999% of Catholics worldwide who adhere to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism in the belief that those structures represent the Catholic Church. Indeed, the conciliarists feed Catholics a steady dose of apostasy, and it must be remembered that crimes against God are greater than sins against men in the hierarchy of evil. Crimes against God offend Him and His Sacred Deposit of Faith, thereby deceiving souls into believing falsehoods in His Holy Name. Such crimes as the daily assassination of innocent children by chemical and surgical means are made all the more possible by apostate statements such as those made recently by a senior official, "Bishop" Brian Farrell, in the conciliar church's "Pontifical" Council for Promoting the Unity of Christians:



“If we participate in the prayer of Christ, who at the Last Supper prayed that all his disciples might be one so that the world would believe, then we have to be convinced that the Church is not able to fulfill its mission because of the sin of division,” he said.

Bishop Farrell, who hails from Ireland, is one of the primary coordinators of the Vatican’s annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year’s week of prayer began Jan. 16 and will be marked by over 300 churches and Christian communities around the world.

In Rome, Bishop Farrell’s department has lined up a series of events that culminate in solemn vespers at the papal basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls on Jan. 25, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Pope Benedict XVI will lead the service and be joined in prayer by representatives of other Christian bodies.

Their basic aim, the bishop explained, is to break through “the old polemics and controversies and prejudices” and to heal “some of the sad memories of history,” so that “a new brotherhood of Christians can come about” where “we can rediscover ourselves as disciples of the Lord together". . . .

Bishop Farrell said that describing a unified Christian Church would be “very difficult” to do, but “theologically speaking, one thing is certain it will have to do with the point at which we can celebrate the Eucharist together.” (Vatican official: Jesus makes Christian unity possible.)


"Old polemics and controversies and prejudices"? A "new brotherhood of Christians"? Describing a "unified Christian Church would be 'very difficult' to do"? Apostasy.

What's difficult about understanding that the "unified Christian Church" has existed from her very beginnings on Pentecost Sunday. It is the Catholic Church. Nothing else. Non-Catholics must converted to her maternal bosom unconditionally as they abjure their errors and accept the totality of the Sacred Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted to His Mystical Bride exclusively for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication. Those who need a reminder of a few papal statements reaffirming this truth simply have to review Fast and Furious, published two days ago now. Let those who have the eyes to see accept the truth and adhere to it.

Statism must arise as the only end result possible when what appears to be the Catholic Church reaffirms the correctness of the institutionalized evil of a social system based upon state indifference to the true religion. Statism thus breeds efforts on the part of elected and appointed officials in the civil government to regulate all aspects of human existence, confiscating the private property of citizens to aggrandize their own power and to "redistribute" wealth in order to create entire groups of people who are solely dependent upon the government for "assistance" of some kind or another. The regulatory state of Modernity thus is an enemy of the true human liberty that has been won for us by Our Lord on the wood of the Holy Cross. It must grow into proportions of near-totalitarianism because there exists no recognized external brake to limit its growth when its edicts prove deleterious to the good of souls. That external brake can be applied only by the Catholic Church in her exercise of the Social Reign of Christ the King which is done, at least for the most part, by her Indirect Power of preaching, teaching and exhortation and, as an absolute last resort, by her direct intervention when the good of souls demands her motherly intervention.

It is only when citizens live and work in light of their Last End as members of the Catholic Church that the family, the basic unit of society in which most human problems are to be addressed, takes its rightful place. And it is only when citizens live and work in light of their Last End as members of the Catholic Church that the civil state will be limited in its size, scope and power as its officials, both elected and appointed, seek to promote the common temporal good in light of man's Last End, being willing to submit at all times to the authority of the Catholic Church on all that pertains to the good of souls.

Remember these words of Pope Saint Pius X, contained in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910:

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.


Care to disagree? This statement is either true or it is false. A Catholic should understand and accept that it is true and stop wasting his time worrying about which naturalist or which naturalistic "philosophy" is going to "improve" society. Only Catholicism can improve society as it penetrates into the souls of men. It is really that simple.

We give all to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Each Rosary we pray helps us to give honor and glory to the Most Blessed Trinity and to make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world. We must never look for results. We must only strive to be faithful and to be prepared at all times, especially in this month of November as we intensify our prayers for the Poor Souls of the Church Suffering in Purgatory, to make an accounting for our lives before Christ the King, pleading earnestly that Our Mother and Queen of Mercy, Mary Immaculate, will plead for us then, at the hour of our deaths, as she does with every beat of our hearts that should and must beat in unison with her Immaculate Heart and her Divine Son's Most Sacred Heart.

Those twin, matchless Hearts of love do not live comfortably with murder. Neither should we. Not once. Never.

Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!

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 Raymond of Penafort, pray for us.

Saint Emerentiana, pray for us.

See also: A Litany of Saints

Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?


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