Killers Rejoicing At The Death of Killers
by Thomas A. Droleskey
We are indeed now very far removed in time from the
first beginnings of Redemption; but what difference does this make when
the benefits thereof are perennial and immortal? He who once hath
restored human nature ruined by sin the same preserveth and will
preserve it for ever. "He gave Himself a redemption for all" (1 Timothy
ii., 6)."In Christ all shall be made alive" (1 Corinthians xv., 22).
"And of His Kingdom there shall be no end" (Luke i., 33). Hence by God's
eternal decree the salvation of all men, both severally and
collectively, depends upon Jesus Christ. Those who abandon Him become
guilty by the very fact, in their blindness and folly, of their own
ruin; whilst at the same time they do all that in them lies to bring
about a violent reaction of mankind in the direction of that mass of
evils and miseries from which the Redeemer in His mercy had freed them.
Those who go astray from the road wander far from
the goal they aim at. Similarly, if the pure and true light of truth be
rejected, men's minds must necessarily be darkened and their souls
deceived by deplorably false ideas. What hope of salvation can they have
who abandon the very principle and fountain of life? Christ
alone is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John xiv., 6). If He be
abandoned the three necessary conditions of salvation are removed.
It is surely unnecessary to prove, what
experience constantly shows and what each individual feels in himself,
even in the very midst of all temporal prosperity-that in God alone can
the human will find absolute and perfect peace. God is the only end of
man. All our life on earth is the truthful and exact image of a
pilgrimage. Now Christ is the "Way," for we can never reach
God, the supreme and ultimate good, by this toilsome and doubtful road
of mortal life, except with Christ as our leader and guide. How so?
Firstly and chiefly by His grace; but this would remain "void" in man if
the precepts of His law were neglected. For, as was necessarily the
case after Jesus Christ had won our salvation, He left behind Him His
Law for the protection and welfare of the human race, under the guidance
of which men, converted from evil life, might safely tend towards God.
"Going, teach ye all nations . . . teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you" (Matthew xxviii., 19-20). "Keep my
commandments" john xiv., 15). Hence it will be understood that in the
Christian religion the first and most necessary condition is docility to
the precepts of Jesus Christ, absolute loyalty of will towards Him as
Lord and King. A serious duty, and one which oftentimes calls for
strenuous labour, earnest endeavour, and perseverance! For although by
Our Redeemer's grace human nature hath been regenerated, still there
remains in each individual a certain debility and tendency to evil.
Various natural appetites attract man on one side and the other; the
allurements of the material world impel his soul to follow after what is
pleasant rather than the law of Christ. Still we must strive our best
and resist our natural inclinations with all our strength "unto the
obedience of Christ." For unless they obey reason they become our
masters, and carrying the whole man away from Christ, make him their
slave. "Men of corrupt mind, who have made shipwreck of the faith,
cannot help being slaves. . . They are slaves to a threefold
concupiscence: of will, of pride, or of outward show" (St. Augustine, De
Vera Religione, 37). In this contest every man must be prepared to
undergo hard ships and troubles for Christ's sake. It is difficult to
reject what so powerfully entices and delights. It is hard and painful
to despise the supposed goods of the senses and of fortune for the will
and precepts of Christ our Lord. But the Christian is absolutely obliged
to be firm, and patient in suffering, if he wish to lead a Christian
life. Have we forgotten of what Body and of what Head we are the
members? "Having joy set before Him, He endured the Cross," and He bade
us deny ourselves. The very dignity of human nature depends upon this
disposition of mind. For, as even the ancient Pagan philosophy
perceived, to be master of oneself and to make the lower part of the
soul, obey the superior part, is so far from being a weakness of will
that it is really a noble power, in consonance with right reason and
most worthy of a man. Moreover, to bear and to suffer is the ordinary
condition of man. Man can no more create for himself a life free from
suffering and filled with all happiness that he can abrogate the decrees
of his Divine Maker, who has willed that the consequences of original
sin should be perpetual. It is reasonable, therefore, not to expect an
end to troubles in this world, but rather to steel one's soul to bear
troubles, by which we are taught to look forward with certainty to
supreme happiness. Christ has not promised eternal bliss in
heaven to riches, nor to a life of ease, to honours or to power, but to
longsuffering and to tears, to the love of justice and to cleanness of
From this it may clearly be seen what
consequences are to be expected from that false pride which, rejecting
our Saviour's Kingship, places man at the summit of all things and
declares that human nature must rule supreme. And yet, this supreme rule
can neither be attained nor even defined. The rule of Jesus Christ
derives its form and its power from Divine Love: a holy and orderly
charity is both its foundation and its crown. Its necessary consequences
are the strict fulfilment of duty, respect of mutual rights, the
estimation of the things of heaven above those of earth, the preference
of the love of God to all things. But this supremacy of man,
which openly rejects Christ, or at least ignores Him, is entirely
founded upon selfishness, knowing neither charity nor selfdevotion. Man
may indeed be king, through Jesus Christ: but only on condition that he
first of all obey God, and diligently seek his rule of life in God's
law. By the law of Christ we mean not only the natural precepts of
morality and the Ancient Law, all of which Jesus Christ has perfected
and crowned by His declaration, explanation and sanction; but also the
rest of His doctrine and His own peculiar institutions. Of
these the chief is His Church. Indeed whatsoever things Christ has
instituted are most fully contained in His Church. Moreover, He willed
to perpetuate the office assigned to Him by His Father by means of the
ministry of the Church so gloriously founded by Himself. On the one hand
He confided to her all the means of men's salvation, on the other He
most solemnly commanded men to be subject to her and to obey her
diligently, and to follow her even as Himself: "He that heareth you,
heareth Me; and he that despiseth you, despiseth Me" (Luke x, 16).
Wherefore the law of Christ must be sought in the Church. Christ is
man's "Way"; the Church also is his "Way"-Christ of Himself and by His
very nature, the Church by His commission and the communication of His
power. Hence all who would find salvation apart from the Church, are led
astray and strive in vain.
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. . . .
This generative and conservative power of
the virtues that make for salvation is therefore lost, whenever morality
is dissociated from divine faith. A system of morality based
exclusively on human reason robs man of his highest dignity and lowers
him from the supernatural to the merely natural life. Not but that man
is able by the right use of reason to know and to obey certain
principles of the natural law. But though he should
know them all and keep them inviolate through life-and even this is
impossible without the aid of the grace of our Redeemer-still it is vain
for anyone without faith to promise himself eternal salvation.
"If anyone abide not in Me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and
shall wither, and they shall gather him up and cast him into the fire,
and he burneth" john xv., 6). "He that believeth not shall be condemned"
(Mark xvi., 16). We have but too much evidence of the value and result of a morality divorced from divine faith.
How is it that, in spite of all the zeal for the welfare of the masses,
nations are in such straits and even distress, and that the evil is
daily on the increase? We are told that society is quite able to help
itself; that it can flourish without the assistance of Christianity, and
attain its end by its own unaided efforts. Public
administrators prefer a purely secular system of government. All traces
of the religion of our forefathers are daily disappearing from political
life and administration. What blindness! Once the idea of the authority
of God as the Judge of right and wrong is forgotten, law must
necessarily lose its primary authority and justice must perish: and
these are the two most powerful and most necessary bonds of society.
Similarly, once the hope and expectation of eternal happiness is taken
away, temporal goods will be greedily sought after. Every man will
strive to secure the largest share for himself. Hence arise envy,
jealousy, hatred. The consequences are conspiracy, anarchy, nihilism.
There is neither peace abroad nor security at home. Public life is
stained with crime. (Pope Leo XIII, Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900.)
We live in a world where nations are ruled by criminals. Some of these criminals believe that they have been given the authority to determine which other criminals will live or die as they present themselves as the representatives of "civilization," "progress," "democracy" and "peace."
Yet another Mohammedan dictator, drunk with power and an exaggerated sense of self-importance and invincibility, has been killed. Moammar Qaddafi was a bad man. He was a tyrant. He plotted to kill Americans in West Berlin in 1986 and onboard Pan American World Airways Flight 103 on Wednesday, December 21, 1988. All told, Qaddafi was responsible for the deaths of fewer people in his forty-two years of iron-fisted rule than are killed every week here in the United States of America by means of the surgical assassination of innocent preborn children.
This is not to take nothing other away from his own crimes. It is, however, to note once again the utter hypocrisy of Western leaders, whose own hands are awash in the blood of the innocent. And as bad as Qaddafi was, he did become valuable to the American policy makers in the last decade of his life because he viewed believing Mohammedans such as Osama bin Laden and others as threats to his own carefully crafted hegemony over the warring tribes whom he contained in Libya. This just goes to show once again that today's American ally can become tomorrow's "most evil man on the face of the earth," a fate that awaited Iraq's Saddam Hussein and even bin Laden himself when he worked with the Mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan to oust the Red Army of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which had invaded that country on December 27, 1979. at a time when Americans were aided the cause of "freedom" there. Public life must be stained with crime when men and their nations are not submissive to the Social Reign of Christ the King as It must be exercised by His true Church, the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order.
Yes, as pro-abortion officials in the United States of America and the elsewhere in the world rejoice in Qaddafi's killing, coming just under six months after the reported killing of Osama bin Laden on April 30, 2011, and just three weeks after the killing on September 30, 2011, of the American-born Mohammedan "cleric" named Anwar Al-Awlaki by drone attacks in Yemen, the daily bloodbath engendered by the chemical and surgical assassination of the innocent preborn and by the silent slaughter of the terminally ill in hospices in the name of provide "palliative relief" as they are given increasingly higher doses of medication that winds up stopping their hearts and by the starvation and dehydration of brain-damaged human beings under cover of the civil law continues unabated in the "civilized" West, including right here in the United States of America. While the bloodthirsty, amoral tactics of "Colonel" Daffy Qaddafi were indeed reprehensible, the slaughter of the innocent preborn and the elderly and the chronically and/or terminally ill and/or "brain dead" in Western countries is no less reprehensible. Yet the slaughter of the innocent in the West is accepted with perfect aplomb in the false name of "human rights" and as various slogans ("choice," "liberty," "dignity," "compassion") are used to anesthetize the reality of the simple truth that willful, one of the four crimes that cry out to Heaven for vengeance, has made supposedly "civilized" nations slaughterhouse where the blood the innocent is shed with perfect impunity under cover of the civil law and without a qualm of conscience. (See also Foggy Bottom's Bloody Tradition.)
It must also be noted once more that scores and scores of thousands, perhaps numbering into the hundreds of thousands, of innocent human beings have been killed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libyan and elsewhere in America's "global war on terror." This innocent blood is on the hands of both the "compassionate conservative," George Walker Bush, and his statist, Marxist-trained successor, Barack Hussein Obama. Bush the Lesser's predecessor, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, had his own share of innocent foreign blood on his hands with the killing of civilians in the Balkans in support of the Mohammedans there in the 1990s (under the aegis of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization). And we will never know until eternity just how many hundreds of millions of human beings have been killed by means of abortifacient contraceptives that have been funded by the governments of the so-called "civilized" world, including the United States of America.
Political instability was introduced into Iraq on March 20, 2003, as the forces of the United States of America invaded that sovereign nation to "liberate" it, thereby opening it up to the internal violence that had been suppressed for over three decades by Saddam Hussein and his Baath Party, replete with the bonus of making that country a destination for scores of Mohammedan fighters from various countries who sought to attack the military forces of the "liberators" whose liberation turned into an occupation that destroyed the country's infrastructure and continues to disrupt the lives of ordinary Iraqis to this very day (see Longer Than World War II). And don't kid yourselves: Iraq, having been destabilized and decimated by Bush the Lesser, will be a bastion of open civil war once American troops are withdrawn at the end of the year now that they have, according to our current warlord, Barack Hussein Obama, "fulfilled their mission" (see Obama Set to Announce Complete Pullout of Troops From Iraq). Gee, I thought that his predecessor said that onboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003 ((End of Major Combat in Iraq):
Today, we have the greater power to free a nation by breaking
a dangerous and aggressive regime. With new tactics and
precision weapons, we can achieve military objectives without
directing violence against civilians. No device of man
can remove the tragedy from war; yet it is a great moral
advance when the guilty have far more to fear from war
than the innocent. (Applause.)
In the images of celebrating Iraqis, we have also seen
the ageless appeal of human freedom. Decades of lies and
intimidation could not make the Iraqi people love their
oppressors or desire their own enslavement. Men and women
in every culture need liberty like they need food and water
and air. Everywhere that freedom arrives, humanity rejoices;
and everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear. (Applause.)
We have difficult work to do in Iraq. We're bringing order
to parts of that country that remain dangerous. We're pursuing
and finding leaders of the old regime, who will be held
to account for their crimes. We've begun the search for
hidden chemical and biological weapons and already know
of hundreds of sites that will be investigated. We're helping
to rebuild Iraq, where the dictator built palaces for himself,
instead of hospitals and schools. And we will stand with
the new leaders of Iraq as they establish a government
of, by, and for the Iraqi people. (Applause.)
The transition from dictatorship to democracy will take
time, but it is worth every effort. Our coalition will
stay until our work is done. Then we will leave, and we
will leave behind a free Iraq. (Applause.)
The battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror that
began on September the 11, 2001 -- and still goes on. That
terrible morning, 19 evil men -- the shock troops of a
hateful ideology -- gave America and the civilized world
a glimpse of their ambitions. They imagined, in the words
of one terrorist, that September the 11th would be the "beginning
of the end of America." By seeking to turn our cities
into killing fields, terrorists and their allies believed
that they could destroy this nation's resolve, and force
our retreat from the world. They have failed. (Applause.)
In the battle of Afghanistan, we destroyed the Taliban,
many terrorists, and the camps where they trained. We continue
to help the Afghan people lay roads, restore hospitals,
and educate all of their children. Yet we also have dangerous
work to complete. As I speak, a Special Operations task
force, led by the 82nd Airborne, is on the trail of the
terrorists and those who seek to undermine the free government
of Afghanistan. America and our coalition will finish what
we have begun. (Applause.)
From Pakistan to the Philippines to the Horn of Africa,
we are hunting down al Qaeda killers. Nineteen months ago,
I pledged that the terrorists would not escape the patient
justice of the United States. And as of tonight, nearly
one-half of al Qaeda's senior operatives have been captured
or killed. (Applause.)
The liberation of Iraq is a crucial advance in the campaign
against terror. We've removed an ally of al Qaeda, and
cut off a source of terrorist funding. And this much is
certain: No terrorist network will gain weapons of mass
destruction from the Iraqi regime, because the regime is
no more. (Applause.) (End of Major Combat in Iraq.)
What about the network of terror and death and destruction that exists in this nation's abortuaries and hospitals?
Well, political will be a feature in a "liberated" Libya now that Moammar Qaddafi has been killed just as much as it has been in Iraq. The warring tribes can now get back to the business of killing each other, something that is inevitable as men whose souls are captives to the devil by means of Original Sin must be plunged into the darkness of hatred and revenge and self-seeking. Libyan "leaders" are already arguing about how to dispose of their former dictator's body.
The so-called "Arab Spring" that has been exalted by the administration of Barack Hussein Obama has borne the same bad tidings for Christians as did the American liberation and occupation of Iraq (see Go Tell Iraq's Catholics--and American Babies--About The "Lesser of Two Evils", As Blind Now As He As Always Been, More Catholic Blood Flows from the "Religion of Peace" and Unintended Reconciling of Enemies). This has mattered little to American policy-makers, whether they be of the false opposites of the naturalist "right" or the naturalist "left," men and women who would rather die a thousand times than do anything to make it appear though Mohammedans are targeting Christians for execution in the "liberated" countries of the Mohammedan world.
Consider the great efforts to which Victoria Nuland, the official spokesflack of the United States Department of State under Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (They Never Take Prisoners, When Helen Keller Meets Ray Charles, Two Families in Alternate Worlds, Why Should Hillary Know More Than Benedict?), went on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, the Feast of the Divine Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, two days after the killing of Coptic Christians by military forces and crowds of angry Mohammedans, to avoid any criticism of Mohammedans and to avoid making the slightest hint that Christians are being persecuted in the post-Hosni Mubarak-era in Egypt that is now under military rule pending "free" elections:
QUESTION: I just want to – Egypt. The situation there is not
getting better. It appears to be getting worse. I’m wondering what your
MS. NULAND: Well, we’re obviously saddened and deeply
concerned about the violence that broke out on Sunday as well as other
recent indications of violence against religious sites across the
country. The Egyptian cabinet has promised a full investigation of what
took place and that it will hold the perpetrators of the violence
accountable, a policy that we support and we expect to see carried
We are gratified to see that religious leaders from across Egypt have
condemned the violence, and we would say that the tragic loss of life
on Sunday reaffirms the importance of Egypt emerging from this
transition as a vibrant democracy that respects the rights of all
Egyptians, and a place in which all Egyptians feel included and feel
QUESTION: But does it not give you concerns that, in fact, instead of emerging as a vibrant democracy, it’s actually going the other way?
MS. NULAND: Well, clearly, we had a serious breakdown on
Sunday. People lost their lives. There has to be an investigation. There
has to be accountability. The Secretary is expecting to be in contact
with Foreign Minister Amr again sometime today to again stress the
importance of digging in and continuing on the transition course. This
can’t be an excuse for slowing down because what we’re seeing here are
pent-up aspirations, pent-up concerns within the Egyptian population,
and we need a complete transition to a democratic system that protects
QUESTION: Are you concerned that --
MS. NULAND: Kirit, please.
QUESTION: Sorry, if you’ve mentioned it, I totally apologize –
I missed a second there – whether you believe that this is an example
of why you believe the emergency law should be lifted. Did you say that
at all? I don’t know if you addressed that at any point.
MS. NULAND: I didn’t speak to the emergency law in this case,
but as you know, our view has been that the emergency law should be
lifted and should be lifted as soon as possible.
QUESTION: How do you feel about – I mean, in light of this
case, do you think this makes the case that they need to have an
emergency law to maintain order, or do you believe that this is exactly
the reason you feel that it’s being abused?
MS. NULAND: I don’t think this – there is – it weighs in one
way or the other here. I mean, this was a security breakdown, so we
need, obviously, this particular incident to be investigated, but we
don’t see any application here for the emergency law. And as you know,
we think it’s unnecessary.
QUESTION: Are you concerned that this may be used as a pretext by the military to push back the electoral calendar?
MS. NULAND: Again, I think I said that our view is that we
need to stick to the transition on time and as fully and quickly as
possible because we’ve got a lot of pent-up feelings here. So --
QUESTION: Okay, but in your consultation on the issue, are you
getting any assurances from the high military council, whatever it’s
MS. NULAND: Well, we have had assurances all the way through
that the military wants to turn over power, that it wants to stick to
its own timetable. These are the issues that we’ll be reinforcing, that
it’s exactly because of events like this that indicate the intensity of
feeling and the concerns about future security that Egypt has got to
meet the promise that it’s given to its own people to have a full and
complete transition to democracy.
QUESTION: The (inaudible) process will be to investigate –
some people are saying that they are incapable of investigating
themselves because it’ll be the judge and the executor. Do you have
confidence in them that they actually – they will carry a thorough
investigation into the incident in Maspero?
MS. NULAND: Well, the Egyptian cabinet has said that it will
conduct such an investigation, so I think before we prejudge how they’re
going to conduct this investigation, let’s see how they choose to do
it. But you’re absolutely right that it’s got to be a transparent and
fully accountable investigation.
QUESTION: Even though you’re expecting an investigation, do
you have questions about how the military handled this protest? And for
example, do you question their claim that the Copts fired on the
military – that particular claim?
MS. NULAND: Look, there are a lot of competing claims here. I
don’t think it would be appropriate to second-guess or weigh in one way
or the other from this podium. I think what’s important is that we have a
thorough investigation and an investigation that has credibility in the
eyes of the Egyptian people in the first instance, but also the
QUESTION: Can I pick a different topic?
MS. NULAND: Still on Egypt?
QUESTION: It’s not – on Egypt.
QUESTION: Back in August, members of the military council were
actually in town complaining about your meddling in their affairs. How
do you interact with, let’s say, the opposition in Egypt, with the
Coptic groups, civil society groups and so on without sort of irking the
MS. NULAND: The same way we do around the world, that we
maintain broad contacts with a broad cross-section of Egyptians,
including the Copt community, obviously. And then we’re very transparent
about it with the government and publicly, that this is part of our
engagement with the full Egyptian society.
QUESTION: Toria, what the U.S. is doing to protect the minorities in Egypt and in the Middle East, in Tunisia and Libya and other places?
MS. NULAND: Well, again, we are calling on governments to be
accountable, to be transparent, to protect all their citizens. This
takes us to some of the concerns that we’ve had in Syria
and our repeated points about the need for a non-sectarian Syria where
all Syrians can feel safe and can feel included, and where you don’t
have one group exploiting others. So this is a very, very important
point across the Middle East. It’s a very important underpinning tenet
of democracy around the world that even as you have majority choice in
elections, you have to have full and strong protections of all minority
QUESTION: Mm-hmm. And a follow-up on the military assistance and economic assistance to Egypt: Is there any change?
MS. NULAND: No change. (Daily Press Briefing - October 11, 2011.)
Who is the majority in Egypt? What is the role of the so-called Islamic Brotherhood in the military junta? Ah, little details that are just as unmentionable as any criticism of the state-sponsored terrorism of the government of the State of Israel.
Remember, President Thomas Woodrow Wilson was willing to see the blood of innocent Catholics in Mexico shed in the hopes of building "democracy" in Our Lady's country. It is no different today. Only the names have changed. Here is just a little reminder:
Since 1857, the Mexican government had placed severe restrictions on the Catholic Church. Even though two priests had led the revolt which overthrew the Spanish, Mexican governments had been consistently anticlerical. In 1914, during a cycle of revolution and counterrevolution, President Wilson intervened in Mexican affairs by temporarily seizing the port of Vera Cruz. By this action, he effective insured the triumph of Venustiano Carranza, who turned to active persecution of the Church. Religious orders were suppressed, religious property confiscated, religious demonstrations forbidden and priests and bishops driven from the country. With all seminaries seized and all seminarians impressed into the army, the exiled bishops became alarmed for the future of the Mexican clergy, and they appealed to their American brethren for help. Accordingly, the Americans set up a seminary in a building in Castroville, Texas. It remained open for about three years, training a hundred priests to keep the faith alive south of the border. I the meantime, attempts were made to arouse American public opinion against the brutalities, which sometimes included the rape and murder of nuns, regularly occurring in Mexico.
The Spanish-speaking Archbishop James Blenk of New Orleans, together with Father Francis Kelley, the fonder of the Extension Society, persuaded Theodore Roosevelt [who left the presidency on March 4, 1909, and who had lost his independent party's bid to recapture the White House against his successor, William Howard Taft, and New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson, in 1912] to write a syndicated based upon affidavits which they had taken from exiled Mexican priests and bishops in Cuba. Next, Father Kelley called upon President Wilson [who was virulently anti-Catholic] in the White House, asking him, not for intervention, but to direct a few words of restraint toward Mexico City. According to Kelley, "I have no doubt but that the terrible things
you mention have happened during the Mexican revolution. But terrible
things happened also during the French revolution, perhaps more terrible
things than have happened in Mexico. Nevertheless, out of that French
revolution came the liberal ideas that have dominated in so many
countries, including our own. I hope that out of the bloodletting in
Mexico some such good yet may come."
"Having instructor his visitor as to the benefits
which must perforce accrue to mankind out of the systematic robbery,
murder, torture and rape of people holding a proscribed religious
conviction, the professor of politics [Wilson] suggested that Father
Kelley visit Secretary of State Williams Jennings Bryan, who expressed
his deepest sympathy. Obviously, the Wilson administration was committed
to supporting the revolutionaries (Robert Leckie, American and Catholic, Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1970, pp. 273-274.)
Americans express jubilation in the face of the death of monstrous leaders abroad while their own monstrous leaders sanction the murder of innocent human beings here and abroad and enslave them, the citizenry, by one massive statist scheme after another that has bankrupted the national treasury and will reduce generations of Americans to come to a new serfdom to accompany the corporate serfdom that enslaves so many people to the usurious practices of banks and corporations as American jobs continue to be shipped overseas in the name of "profitability." Yet is at the very same time that this sense of jubilation in the face of another the death of of another "evil man" we find Americans "shocked" by the killing of the animals that had escaped from a private zoo near Zanesville, Ohio, after its owner released them before killing himself in act of despair. Who, though, grieves for the innocent preborn that are killed every day in this country? Who is even concerned about this killing? Indeed, who is even aware that this killing is taking place and that it brings down upon this country the wrath of God Himself? Very few. Very few.
There is no naturalistic, political, constitutional, legal, electoral, interdenominational or nondenominational way out of this mess. We are living through chastisements of epic proportions for the failure of our last two true popes to consecrate Russia to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary as Our Lady had requested as part of Heaven's Fatima Peace Plan. Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order (see the appendices below).
It is quite ironic that Moammar Qaddafi has been killed as a result of a revolt against him that was assisted by the man whom he once praised as "my son," Barack Hussein Obama:
Referencing Obama as "my son," Qaddafi said: "We are happy that a
young African Kenyan was voted for and made president. Obama is a
glimpse in the dark for the next four years, but I'm afraid we may go
back to square one.
"Can the U.S. guarantee after Obama that they'll be a government? We're happy and content if he can stay forever." (Qaddafi Lauds Obama, Attacks U.S., West)
Qaddafi was right about one thing, however. Government by rule-of-law does not exist in the lawless regime of Barack Hussein Obama, who did not seek Congressional authorization for American involvement in Qaddafi's overthrow and has scoffed at all mention of constitutional provisions (see Sitting Atop Mount Olympus, Above the Law of God and Man and He Swore to Uphold the Constitution, Not the United Nations). Once again, however, this is just the natural process of degeneration that must occur when Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is not obeyed as the King of men and nations and when Our Lady, His Most Blessed Mother, is not honored as their Immaculate Queen. No human force on earth can retard or stop this process of degeneration, which is why we must pray as many Rosaries each day as a our state-in-life permits, remembering, of course, that it is still October, the month of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary.
Conscious of making reparation for our own sins, which, although forgiven and thus no longer exist, are in need of our making satisfaction here in this passing, mortal vale of tears before we die, may our Rosaries each day help lift the scales from the likes of the lords of Modernity in the world and Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, thereby hastening their return or conversion to the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true or lasting social order.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Our Lady of the Rosary, 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 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 Hilarion, pray for us.
Saint Ursula and her Companions, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
From Pope Saint Pius X's 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
From Pope Pius XI's Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922
There exists an institution able to
safeguard the sanctity of the law of nations. This institution is a part
of every nation; at the same time it is above all nations. She enjoys,
too, the highest authority, the fullness of the teaching power of the
Apostles. Such an institution is the Church of Christ. She
alone is adapted to do this great work, for she is not only divinely
commissioned to lead mankind, but moreover, because of her very make-up
and the constitution which she possesses, by reason of her age-old
traditions and her great prestige, which has not been lessened but has
been greatly increased since the close of the War, cannot but succeed in
such a venture where others assuredly will fail.
It is apparent from these considerations that true
peace, the peace of Christ, is impossible unless we are willing and
ready to accept the fundamental principles of Christianity, unless
we are willing to observe the teachings and obey the law of Christ,
both in public and private life. If this were done, then society being
placed at last on a sound foundation, the Church would be able, in the
exercise of its divinely given ministry and by means of the teaching
authority which results therefrom, to protect all the rights of God over
men and nations.
It is possible to sum up all We have said in one
word, "the Kingdom of Christ." For Jesus Christ reigns over the minds of
individuals by His teachings, in their hearts by His love, in each
one's life by the living according to His law and the imitating of His
example. Jesus reigns over the family when it, modeled after the holy
ideals of the sacrament of matrimony instituted by Christ, maintains
unspotted its true character of sanctuary. In such a sanctuary of love,
parental authority is fashioned after the authority of God, the Father,
from Whom, as a matter of fact, it originates and after which even it is
named. (Ephesians iii, 15) The obedience of the children imitates that
of the Divine Child of Nazareth, and the whole family life is inspired
by the sacred ideals of the Holy Family. Finally, Jesus Christ reigns
over society when men recognize and reverence the sovereignty of Christ,
when they accept the divine origin and control over all social forces, a
recognition which is the basis of the right to command for those in
authority and of the duty to obey for those who are subjects, a duty
which cannot but ennoble all who live up to its demands. Christ
reigns where the position in society which He Himself has assigned to
His Church is recognized, for He bestowed on the Church the status and
the constitution of a society which, by reason of the perfect ends which
it is called upon to attain, must be held to be supreme in its own
sphere; He also made her the depository and interpreter of His divine
teachings, and, by consequence, the teacher and guide of every other
society whatsoever, not of course in the sense that she should abstract
in the least from their authority, each in its own sphere supreme, but
that she should really perfect their authority, just as divine grace
perfects human nature, and should give to them the assistance necessary
for men to attain their true final end, eternal happiness, and by that
very fact make them the more deserving and certain promoters of their
happiness here below.
It is, therefore, a fact which cannot be
questioned that the true peace of Christ can only exist in the Kingdom
of Christ -- "the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ." It is no
less unquestionable that, in doing all we can to bring about the
re-establishment of Christ's kingdom, we will be working most
effectively toward a lasting world peace.
From Pope Pius XI's Quas Primas, December 11, 1925
Thus the empire of our Redeemer embraces
all men. To use the words of Our immortal predecessor, Pope Leo XIII:
"His empire includes not only Catholic nations, not only baptized
persons who, though of right belonging to the Church, have been led
astray by error, or have been cut off from her by schism, but also all
those who are outside the Christian faith; so that truly the whole of
mankind is subject to the power of Jesus Christ." Nor is there any
difference in this matter between the individual and the family or the
State; for all men, whether collectively or individually, are under the
dominion of Christ. In him is the salvation of the individual,
in him is the salvation of society. "Neither is there salvation in any
other, for there is no other name under heaven given to men whereby we
must be saved." He is the author of happiness and true prosperity for
every man and for every nation. "For a nation is happy when its citizens
are happy. What else is a nation but a number of men living in
concord?" If, therefore, the rulers of nations wish to preserve their
authority, to promote and increase the prosperity of their countries,
they will not neglect the public duty of reverence and obedience to the
rule of Christ. What We said at the beginning of Our Pontificate
concerning the decline of public authority, and the lack of respect for
the same, is equally true at the present day. "With God and Jesus
Christ," we said, "excluded from political life, with authority derived
not from God but from man, the very basis of that authority has been
taken away, because the chief reason of the distinction between ruler
and subject has been eliminated. The result is that human society is
tottering to its fall, because it has no longer a secure and solid
From Pope Pius IX's Quanta Cura, December 8, 1864
But, although we have not omitted often to
proscribe and reprobate the chief errors of this kind, yet the cause of
the Catholic Church, and the salvation of souls entrusted to us by God,
and the welfare of human society itself, altogether demand that we again
stir up your pastoral solicitude to exterminate other evil opinions,
which spring forth from the said errors as from a fountain. Which
false and perverse opinions are on that ground the more to be detested,
because they chiefly tend to this, that that salutary influence be
impeded and (even) removed, which the Catholic Church, according to the
institution and command of her Divine Author, should freely exercise
even to the end of the world -- not only over private individuals, but
over nations, peoples, and their sovereign princes; and (tend also) to
take away that mutual fellowship and concord of counsels between Church
and State which has ever proved itself propitious and salutary, both for
religious and civil interests.
For you well know, venerable brethren, that at this
time men are found not a few who, applying to civil society the impious
and absurd principle of "naturalism," as they call it, dare to
teach that "the best constitution of public society and (also) civil
progress altogether require that human society be conducted and governed
without regard being had to religion any more than if it did not exist;
or, at least, without any distinction being made between the true
religion and false ones." And, against the doctrine of
Scripture, of the Church, and of the Holy Fathers, they do not hesitate
to assert that "that is the best condition of civil society, in which no
duty is recognized, as attached to the civil power, of restraining by
enacted penalties, offenders against the Catholic religion, except so
far as public peace may require." From which totally false idea of
social government they do not fear to foster that erroneous opinion,
most fatal in its effects on the Catholic Church and the salvation of
souls, called by Our Predecessor, Gregory XVI, an "insanity," viz., that
"liberty of conscience and worship is each man's personal right, which
ought to be legally proclaimed and asserted in every rightly constituted
society; and that a right resides in the citizens to an absolute
liberty, which should be restrained by no authority whether
ecclesiastical or civil, whereby they may be able openly and publicly to
manifest and declare any of their ideas whatever, either by word of
mouth, by the press, or in any other way." But, while they
rashly affirm this, they do not think and consider that they are
preaching "liberty of perdition;" and that "if human arguments are
always allowed free room for discussion, there will never be wanting men
who will dare to resist truth, and to trust in the flowing speech of
human wisdom; whereas we know, from the very teaching of our Lord Jesus
Christ, how carefully Christian faith and wisdom should avoid this most
And, since where religion has been removed
from civil society, and the doctrine and authority of divine revelation
repudiated, the genuine notion itself of justice and human right is
darkened and lost, and the place of true justice and legitimate right is
supplied by material force, thence it appears why it is that some,
utterly neglecting and disregarding the surest principles of sound
reason, dare to proclaim that "the people's will, manifested by what is
called public opinion or in some other way, constitutes a supreme law,
free from all divine and human control; and that in the political order
accomplished facts, from the very circumstance that they are
accomplished, have the force of right." But who, does not see and
clearly perceive that human society, when set loose from the bonds of
religion and true justice, can have, in truth, no other end than the
purpose of obtaining and amassing wealth, and that (society under such
circumstances) follows no other law in its actions, except the
unchastened desire of ministering to its own pleasure and interests?