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                  May 6, 2013


Let's Look At Life Outside of The "Museum"

by Thomas A. Droleskey

The philosophically absurd and dogmatically condemned principle of the "hermeneutic of continuity" that was advanced with great apostate zeal by His Apostateness, Antipope Emeritus Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, is "yesterday's" news in the Occupy Vatican Movement. Ratzinger/Benedict may be back on the grounds of the Vatican as he is attended to by several women attached to the "Communion and Liberation" movement to which he has been so close. However, a new apostate, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, has come into power and he wants nothing to do with attempting to rationalize the doctrinal, liturgical, moral and pastoral revolutions of conciliarism with the past. Bergoglio/Francis has put the S.S. One Would Ecumenical Church on a course of full-speed revolution.

Thus it is that the wizards at L'Osservatore Romano, having received their marching orders from the offices of the Petrine Minister at the Casa Santa Marta, have a launched a full-fledged campaign to disparage traditionalists, the very group that Ratzinger/Benedict sought to convince that the work of "Second" Vatican Council and the "magisterium" of the conciliar "popes" could be understood "in light of Tradition." As Bergoglio/Francis has launched quite a campaign to disparage traditionally-minded Catholics as "hard-headed" or stubborn, it can now be said that it's open season on those Catholics who are reactionary enough to remain locked up in a "museum" of the past."

Consider the following account of a recent article in L'Osservatore Romano that was written by the apostate who is the conciliar "archbishop" of Munich and Freising, Germany, Reinhard "Cardinal" Marx:

“According to the Prelate, Benedict XVI is a theologian who ‘has never stopped being curious about and admiring everything God made.’ in the same way, he stressed, man must continue to discover the Gospel as the novelty by antonomasia: ‘The traditionalists venerate the old, they are guardians of a museum. We must not, however, guard the richness in a museum; we must not look for a restoration, but instead for a rebirth, for a renewal of the faith and Catholic life, a renewal of the Church as a whole and of each individual.’ The Catholic faith is ‘the greatest adventure of the human spirit, but it is also demanding and wants to take us farther.’” (As found at: Reinhard Marx's Museum.)


A "museum," you say, Reinhard?

A "museum"?


Let's take a look at what life has looked like outside of that "museum" of the past.

Life Outside of the "Museum"?

Open Season on Moral Truth

The counterfeit church of conciliarism's apostasies, including its "reconciliation" with the false, Judeo-Masonic principles of naturalism that were let loose as a result of the Protestant Revolution's overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King, and the sacramental barrenness of its liturgical rites has permitted the floodgates of Hell to overwhelm men and their nations.

Although the forces of the world, the flesh and the devil that were let loose in the Sixteenth Century and thereafter eroded the sensus Catholicus in many lands, including here in the United States of America, the superabundance of Sanctifying and Actual Graces made present in the world by the offering of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition by true bishops and true priests prevented those diabolical forces from washing away any true understanding of the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law in the souls of hundreds of millions of Catholics, many of whom descended into the primitive barbarism of their ancient ancestors in Europe and elsewhere prior to their conversion to Catholicism.

The "Second" Vatican Council and the "magisterium" of the conciliar "popes" have celebrated "religious liberty" and "separation of Church and State" as Catholics have been taught to foster respect for all religions even though there is only one true religion, Catholicism, and even though most of those false religions, apart from being founded in the rejection of the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity, as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through the Catholic Church, support one or more moral evils that are, at least nominally, opposed to the residue of Catholicism that exists in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. As error and a respect for its nonexistent "rights" are no foundation for personal and social order, therefore, all manner of Catholics have come to embrace and participate in those moral evils while others, disagreeing with such evils "personally," have come to support them in the name of "civil liberty.

Thus it is, as has been discussed endless on this site and in hundreds in print journals and in lectures and classrooms long before its launching in February of 2004, that Catholics in public have supported the chemical and surgical execution of innocent babies, whether at any time for any reason or in allegedly" "hard cases," by claiming that they cannot "impose" their "private" beliefs upon the rest of the population. I know of no conciliar official who has at any time invoked the following words of Pope Leo XIII, contained in Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885, to refute this sophistry:

Hence, lest concord be broken by rash charges, let this be understood by all, that the integrity of Catholic faith cannot be reconciled with opinions verging on naturalism or rationalism, the essence of which is utterly to do away with Christian institutions and to install in society the supremacy of man to the exclusion of God. Further, it is unlawful to follow one line of conduct in private life and another in public, respecting privately the authority of the Church, but publicly rejecting it; for this would amount to joining together good and evil, and to putting man in conflict with himself; whereas he ought always to be consistent, and never in the least point nor in any condition of life to swerve from Christian virtue. (Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885.)


The conciliar officials have made all kind of noises about being "pro-life," doing so usually not out of fealty to the Fifth Commandment, which they have corrupted by their "consistent ethic of life" that makes no distinction between the inviolability of innocent human life and the just punishment of death imposed by the civil state on malefactors found judged guilty of committing heinous crimes, but out of respect for "human dignity." When was the last time you can remember a conciliar official speaking of the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law, no less that those precepts have been entrusted by Christ the King Himself exclusively to His Catholic Church for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication.

The counterfeit church of conciliarism's refusal to subject pro-death members of the organized crime family of the false opposite of the naturalist "left" to excommunication only emboldened an increasing number of their hapless opponents in the organized crime family of the naturalist "right" to become bold enough to support baby-killing as a protected constitutional "right" that is beyond question and convinced others who are "partly pro-life and partly pro-death" to conclude that they can do little or nothing about such "moral issues" as the "people" care only about the economy. And the "people" care only about the economy principally, although not exclusively, because the counterfeit church of conciliarism, being founded in a panoply of hideous errors, including the rejection of the Social Reign of Christ the King, does not teach men and their nations that the common temporal good must be pursued to advance the pursuit of man's Last End, the possession of the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in Heaven, and that it is impossible to know true social order while moral evils are protected under cover of the civil and celebrated in every segment of what passes for popular culture.

Here is little review of the immutable teaching of the Catholic Church on these points:

That the State must be separated from the Church is a thesis absolutely false, a most pernicious error. Based, as it is, on the principle that the State must not recognize any religious cult, it is in the first place guilty of a great injustice to God; for the Creator of man is also the Founder of human societies, and preserves their existence as He preserves our own. We owe Him, therefore, not only a private cult, but a public and social worship to honor Him. Besides, this thesis is an obvious negation of the supernatural order. It limits the action of the State to the pursuit of public prosperity during this life only, which is but the proximate object of political societies; and it occupies itself in no fashion (on the plea that this is foreign to it) with their ultimate object which is man's eternal happiness after this short life shall have run its course. But as the present order of things is temporary and subordinated to the conquest of man's supreme and absolute welfare, it follows that the civil power must not only place no obstacle in the way of this conquest, but must aid us in effecting it. (Pope Saint Pius X, Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906.)

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.)


Yes, these "museum" pieces have been rejected by the lords of conciliarism, who are so blinded by their own prideful promotion of their "reconciliation" with the hideous principles of Modernity that they must attack "traditionalists" and "traditionalism" even as the flood waters from Hell that they have helped to let loose with their false doctrines and abominable liturgical rites surround them. This is a "new age," of course, and "progress" will be made as a result of "dialogue" among religions and with the leaders of the world.

Behold the "progress" as, apart from some state legislatures in which morally flawed efforts to ban the surgical taking of life in most but not all cases, the issue of the chemical and surgical assassination of innocent babies that takes place every day while most people go about their daily business with clean consciences and nary a thought of reparation, diverted, of course, by an endless array of bread and circuses, is removed from the "radar screens" of most politicians of both organized crime families of naturalism, especially those on the national level and in those states (New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, Maine, Maine, Vermont, New Jersey, Illinois, California and Oregon) where the issue is considering to be a "losing one."

Yes, some "progress."

Then again, the lords of conciliarism, as noted briefly above, make a mockery of the binding precepts of the Fifth Commandment by opposing the death penalty and by supporting the vivisection of living human beings by means of "vital organ donation," which is rationalized by accepting the medical industry's manufactured myth of "brain death" and by the incanting of the slogan that one should "give the gift of life." This is very nice except that "brain death" was a device created by the merchants of death to create and then sustain an entire industry based upon the harvesting of the vital members of human bodies, making all manner of people and their relatives accomplices in the willful killing of the innocent.

Yes, some "progress."

With the issue of "baby-killing" having become a matter that has been removed from national policy-making in order to focus on the "economy" and the winning of elections as more and more of our taxpayer dollars go to fund the slaughter of the innocent in this country and abroad, politicians of both major organized crime families of naturalism have been stumbling all over themselves to support "gay marriage." Many of these politicians have maintained their "good standing" in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Why not? Legion are the number of Catholics in public life who have supported the chemical and surgical execution of the innocent preborn for decades without any restrictions whatsoever while escaping any canonical censures. Many of these Catholics, including the late Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America William Brennan and the late United States Senator Edward Moore Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) have died as Catholics in "good standing" in the conciliar structures and have been given the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service's so-called "Mass of Christian Burial."

Why should it come as any kind of surprise that United States Representative Paul Davis Ryan (R-Wisconsin) has now revealed that he has supported so-called "gay adoptions" for nine years now without heretofore announcing his true position:

GOP Rep. Paul Ryan reportedly has changed his views and now says he believes gay couples should be able to adopt children.

Asked at a town-hall-style meeting Monday in Wisconsin about the issue, Ryan said he would "vote differently these days" and still opposes gay marriage. In 1999, the congressman voted in favor of banning same-sex couples in the District of Columbia from adopting.

"I do believe that if there are children who are orphans who do not have a loving person or couple ... I think if a person wants to love and raise a child, they ought to be able to do that. Period. I would vote that way," Ryan says, according to video posted on the liberal Think Progress website.

In the 2012 presidential campaign, GOP nominee Mitt Romney said he supported gay adoption but at the time it was not known where Ryan, his running mate, stood on the issue beyond his 1999 vote.

On the issue of gay marriage, Ryan repeated at the meeting that he believes "marriage is between a man and a woman. We just respectfully disagree on the issue." There has been heightened interest in gay marriage since the Supreme Court heard challenges on two related cases in March. Ryan said at the meeting that if the justices determine that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, then he believes it will become a "federalism" issue for states to decide.

WKOW-TV, the ABC affiliate in Madison, Wis., said Ryan's gay-adoption comment was the "biggest surprise of the afternoon" but it did not post tape of his comments. Ryan apparently changed his mind on the issue years ago, but the TV station said this is the first time he has talked about it publicly.  (Rep. Paul Ryan now supports gay adoption.)


What will "Bishop" Robert Morlino of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, do to Paul Davis Ryan?


Well, "Bishop" Morlino might express disagreement about Ryan's position and express "disappointment" in him for expressing it publicly. If such a statement is forthcoming, though, it will probably focus on attempting to "engage" Paul Davis Ryan in "dialogue" on the matter, and that will be that.

Readers of this site will remember that they had been warned nine months ago what to expect from Representative Ryan after he was selected by the hapless Willard Mitt Romney to be his vice presidential running mate (see Yadda, Yadda, Yadda, Heard It All Before, Conserving The Welfare State, Devils Without Tails, Thursday Night At The Fights). A man whose political religion is naturalism and has not been taught by the lords and barons of conciliarism how to view the world through the eyes of the true Faith, to say nothing about the Social Reign of Christ the King, will always be faithful to his naturalism, not to the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law, of which he has been taught one corrupted version after another. It's all about Americanism and "individual rights."

If you want to do Paul Davis Ryan a favor unto eternity, please send him the appendix below that many of you will no doubt remember from numerous articles on this site over the years.

The lords of conciliarism will "take it easy" on Paul Davis Ryan as they have been "easy" on Catholic pro-aborts throughout the past four decades and, more recently, demonstrated the same timidity in their opposition to "gay marriage" and their refusal to take any measures to sanction the likes of Thomas Menino, the Mayor of the City of Boston, Massachusetts, Martin O'Malley, the Governor of the State of Maryland, Andrew Mark Cuomo, the Governor of the State of New York, and, among others, Patrick Quinn, the Governor of the State of Illinois, who have pushed hard for the "legalization" of the absurdity known as "same-sex marriage." Similarly, nothing has happened to those Catholic legislators or jurists who have made possible the "legalization" of the concept of "marriage" and/or "civil union" laws in one state after another, most recently in the State of Rhode Island, which "legalized" "marriage for those engaged in the sin of Sodom, which, of course, cries out to Heaven for vengeance, on Thursday, May 2, 2013, the Feast of Saint Athanasius.

By the way, should it be pointed out that Catholics comprise sixty-one percent of the population of the State of Rhode Island?

Well, that's just the way things go, Reinhard Marx, in life outside of the "museum."

Indeed, life outside of the "museum" has descended into the depths of the abyss. Everything "goes" in a land where "civil liberty" is celebrated, late who had "founding fathers" who celebrated a new era of "liberty" while they mocked and blasphemed the very Second Person of the Blessed Trinity made Man in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb, Christ the King Himself:

The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature; and if men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history. Although the detail of the formation of the American governments is at present little known or regarded either in Europe or in America, it may hereafter become an object of curiosity. It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of Heaven, more than those at work upon ships or houses, or laboring in merchandise or agriculture; it will forever be acknowledged that these governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses.

Unembarrassed by attachments to noble families, hereditary lines and successions, or any considerations of royal blood, even the pious mystery of holy oil had no more influence than that other of holy water: the people universally were too enlightened to be imposed on by artifice; and their leaders, or more properly followers, were men of too much honour to attempt it. Thirteen governments thus founded on the natural authority of the people alone, without a pretence of miracle or mystery, which are destined to spread over the northern part of that whole quarter of the globe, are a great point gained in favour of the rights of mankind. ( President John Adams: "A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America," 1787-1788)

"And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away {with} all this artificial scaffolding…" (11 April, 1823, John Adams letter to Thomas Jefferson, Adams-Jefferson Letters, ed. Lester J. Cappon, II, 594).

Can a free government possibly exist with the Roman Catholic religion? (John Adams, Letter to Thomas Jefferson, May 19, 1821)

I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved -- the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced! (John Adams, Letter to Thomas Jefferson, quoted in 200 Years of Disbelief, by James Hauck)

"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect."—James Madison, letter to William Bradford, Jr„ April I, 1774

". . . Freedom arises from the multiplicity of sects, which pervades America and which is the best and only security for religious liberty in any society. For where there is such a variety of sects, there cannot be a majority of any one sect to oppress and persecute the rest."—James Madison, spoken at the Virginia convention on ratification of the Constitution, June 1778

"During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry, and persecution."—-James Madison, "A Memorial and Remonstrance," addressed to the Virginia General Assembly, 1785

History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes. (Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Alexander von Humboldt, December, 1813.)

May it be to the world, what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all,) the signal of arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God. These are grounds of hope for others. For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them. (Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Roger Weigthman, June 24, 1826, ten days before Jefferson's death.)


Ah, yes, "the rights of man."

Believe in and celebrate the unfettered "rights of man," however, and even Catholics will fall into the abyss, acting and speaking publically in a manner that would shame even the Huns, the Goths and the Tartars. A baseball player named David Ortiz,who was probably baptized a Catholic after he was born on November 18, 1965, in the City of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, can now utter a terrible obscenity, one that debases the generative powers given to men and women by God to continue to populate earth here and thus to prepare the children they welcome generous to populate Heaven for all eternity, over a public address system at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, on Saturday, April 20, 2013, five days after the bombings that took the lives of three people and injured over two hundred others during the running of the Boston Marathon, and receive a rousing cheer of approval from the crowd in attendance.

Even some Catholics, especially those who are as of yet attached to the conciliar structures, having lost the sense of the supernatural, would dismiss any complaint about the use of profane and/or blasphemous words that Pope Saint Pius X fought to eradicate from the men of Tombolo following his assignment as a parish priest after his priestly ordination on September 18, 1859. Pope Saint Pius X knew, as a faithful shepherd in the pattern of the Good Shepherd Himself, that it is not what goes into a man that defiles him, it is one what comes out of him:

[11] Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man: but what cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. [12] Then came his disciples, and said to him: Dost thou know that the Pharisees, when they heard this word, were scandalized? [13] But he answering them, said: Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. [14] Let them alone: they are blind, and leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the pit. [15] And Peter answering, said to him: Expound to us this parable.

[16] But he said: Are you also yet without understanding? [17] Do you not understand, that whatsoever entereth into the mouth, goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the privy? [18] But the things which proceed out of the mouth, come forth from the heart, and those things defile a man. [19] For from the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies. [20] These are the things that defile a man. But to eat with unwashed hands doth not defile a man. (Matthew 15: 11-20.)


Saint Paul the Apostle, writing under the direct inspiration of God the Holy Ghost, had a little admonition for those who minimize an immersion into the gutter language that has become so commonplace in this world of Modernity, this world where "man" has all "rights" and where the sacred rights of the Social Reign of Christ the King has none:

[1] Therefore, if you be risen with Christ, seek the things that are above; where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God: [2] Mind the things that are above, not the things that are upon the earth. [3] For you are dead; and your life is hid with Christ in God. [4] When Christ shall appear, who is your life, then you also shall appear with him in glory. [5] Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, lust, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is the service of idols.

[6] For which things the wrath of God cometh upon the children of unbelief, [7] In which you also walked some time, when you lived in them. [8] But now put you also all away: anger, indignation, malice, blasphemy, filthy speech out of your mouth. [9] Lie not one to another: stripping yourselves of the old man with his deeds, [10] And putting on the new, him who is renewed unto knowledge, according to the image of him that created him. (Colossians 3: 1-10.)


The great exemplar of the Social Reign of Christ the King, Saint Louis IX, King of France, also had a few words on this subject that, I suppose, belong to the "museum of the past" referred to so disparagingly by Reinhard Marx in his L'Osservatore Romano column:

Dear son, freely give power to persons of good character, who know how to use it well, and strive to have wickednesses expelled from your land, that is to say, nasty oaths, and everything said or done against God or our Lady or the saints. In a wise and proper manner put a stop, in your land, to bodily sins, dicing, taverns, and other sins. Put down heresy so far as you can, and hold in especial abhorrence Jews, and all sorts of people who are hostile to the Faith, so that your land may be well purged of them, in such manner as, by the sage counsel of good people, may appear to you advisable. (Medieval Sourcebook: Louis IX: Advice to His Son.)

Yes, life outside of the "museum," Reinhard Marx, has made possible the rise of legal protection and public promotion of sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance as men speak in public in the manner of the demons who have been let loose in the world by your false church's "reconciliation" with the very anti-Incarnational principles of Modernity. Indeed, the pro-abortion, pro-perversity Vice President of the United States of America, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., swears like a sailor in public, all to the delight of those who who know him (see When "Boys Will Be Boys" They Grow Up to Be Men Like Joe Biden).

Yes, life outside of the "museum" is a blast is it not, Reinhard Marx?

In the not-too-distant past, vulgarities and profanities uttered in public, especially within earshot of the young, were very rare, if almost unheard of in the best of restaurants and supermarkets. People dressed with pride and dignity. There were no bare-chested men walking around in parks or tattooed women checking out customers at the Bohack store or the Manhattan Food store on Middle Neck Road in Great Neck, New York. A father did not have to worry about a patron doing so at Au Petit Moulin restaurant in Great Neck, New York, or Maude Craig's restaurant in Lake Success, New York, or the Villa Victor restaurant n Syosset, New York, or the fabled Milleridge Inn in Jericho, New York. A patron who spent $3.50 on a box seat at the Polo Grounds or its successor home of the New York Mets, the now demolished William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, wouldn't have to worry about hearing any foul language from other spectators (such language was reserved for the bleachers in the Polo Grounds or the upper reaches of the Upper Level at Shea Stadium). Conciliarism has played a major role in cooperating with the forces already extant in the world to make the corruption of the innocent a matter of the "rights of man."

The "rights of man"?

Consider these words of Pope Leo XIII, contained in Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900:

The world has heard enough of the so-called "rights of man." Let it hear something of the rights of God. That the time is suitable is proved by the very general revival of religious feeling already referred to, and especially that devotion towards Our Saviour of which there are so many indications, and which, please God, we shall hand on to the New Century as a pledge of happier times to come. But as this consummation cannot be hoped for except by the aid of divine grace, let us strive in prayer, with united heart and voice, to incline Almighty God unto mercy, that He would not suffer those to perish whom He had redeemed by His Blood. May He look down in mercy upon this world, which has indeed sinned much, but which has also suffered much in expiation! And, embracing in His loving-kindness all races and classes of mankind, may He remember His own words: "I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to Myself" (John xii., 32).  (Pope Leo XIII, Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900.)


Pope Leo XIII also warned us to judge the Judeo-Masonic tree of Modernity by its rotten fruit:

Would that all men would judge of the tree by its fruit, and would acknowledge the seed and origin of the evils which press upon us, and of the dangers that are impending! We have to deal with a deceitful and crafty enemy, who, gratifying the ears of people and of princes, has ensnared them by smooth speeches and by adulation. Ingratiating themselves with rulers under a pretense of friendship, the Freemasons have endeavored to make them their allies and powerful helpers for the destruction of the Christian name; and that they might more strongly urge them on, they have, with determined calumny, accused the Church of invidiously contending with rulers in matters that affect their authority and sovereign power. Having, by these artifices, insured their own safety and audacity, they have begun to exercise great weight in the government of States: but nevertheless they are prepared to shake the foundations of empires, to harass the rulers of the State, to accuse, and to cast them out, as often as they appear to govern otherwise than they themselves could have wished. In like manner, they have by flattery deluded the people. Proclaiming with a loud voice liberty and public prosperity, and saying that it was owing to the Church and to sovereigns that the multitude were not drawn out of their unjust servitude and poverty, they have imposed upon the people, and, exciting them by a thirst for novelty, they have urged them to assail both the Church and the civil power. Nevertheless, the expectation of the benefits which was hoped for is greater than the reality; indeed, the common people, more oppressed than they were before, are deprived in their misery of that solace which, if things had been arranged in a Christian manner, they would have had with ease and in abundance. But, whoever strive against the order which Divine Providence has constituted pay usually the penalty of their pride, and meet with affliction and misery where they rashly hoped to find all things prosperous and in conformity with their desires. (Pope Leo XIII, Humanum Genus, April 20, 1884.)

"Modern" man has indeed striven against the order which Divine Providence has constituted. The Modernists of the counterfeit church of conciliarism have made their "reconciliation" with the rebellion against the Divine Plan, scoffing at the mention of the Social Reign of Christ the King as "obsolete" while endorsing falsehoods such as "religious liberty" and "separation of Church and State" that have been rejected by true pope after true pope.

According to Reinhard Marx, this all is part of the "museum" that will never be restored. That was in the "past." We are the midst of a "renewal" now.

A Renewal of Nihilism

Men who do not who they are in light of Who has created and redeem then and who know nothing of the One Who seeks to sanctify and instruct them unto eternity must descend into lives of hopeless and despair that gives to nihilism and even suicide. And this is why suicide rates are on the increase in this land of licentiousness, the United States of America:

Suicide rates among middle-aged Americans have risen sharply in the past decade, prompting concern that a generation of baby boomers who have faced years of economic worry and easy access to prescription painkillers may be particularly vulnerable to self-inflicted harm.

More people now die of suicide than in car accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which published the findings in Friday’s issue of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. In 2010 there were 33,687 deaths from motor vehicle crashes and 38,364 suicides.

Suicide has typically been viewed as a problem of teenagers and the elderly, and the surge in suicide rates among middle-aged Americans is surprising.

From 1999 to 2010, the suicide rate among Americans ages 35 to 64 rose by nearly 30 percent, to 17.6 deaths per 100,000 people, up from 13.7. Although suicide rates are growing among both middle-aged men and women, far more men take their own lives. The suicide rate for middle-aged men was 27.3 deaths per 100,000, while for women it was 8.1 deaths per 100,000.

The most pronounced increases were seen among men in their 50s, a group in which suicide rates jumped by nearly 50 percent, to about 30 per 100,000. For women, the largest increase was seen in those ages 60 to 64, among whom rates increased by nearly 60 percent, to 7.0 per 100,000.

Suicide rates can be difficult to interpret because of variations in the way local officials report causes of death. But C.D.C. and academic researchers said they were confident that the data documented an actual increase in deaths by suicide and not a statistical anomaly. While reporting of suicides is not always consistent around the country, the current numbers are, if anything, too low.

“It’s vastly underreported,” said Julie Phillips, an associate professor of sociology at Rutgers University who has published research on rising suicide rates. “We know we’re not counting all suicides.”

The reasons for suicide are often complex, and officials and researchers acknowledge that no one can explain with certainty what is behind the rise. But C.D.C. officials cited a number of possible explanations, including that as adolescents people in this generation also posted higher rates of suicide compared with other cohorts.

“It is the baby boomer group where we see the highest rates of suicide,” said the C.D.C.’s deputy director, Ileana Arias. “There may be something about that group, and how they think about life issues and their life choices that may make a difference.” (Suicide Rate Rises Sharply in the United States of America.)


The reasons for suicide are not "complex."

Men take their own lives when they do not accept the will of God in their lives, when they do not accept the fact that every difficulty, no matter how seemingly great, pales into insignificance when they consider the suffering that our sins imposed upon Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother during His Passion and Death, when they do not realize that the graces won for us on the Holy Cross by Christ the King and that flow into our souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, are sufficient for us to prosper under each cross, which has, after all, been perfectly fitted for us from the loving hand of God from all eternity, and to offer up to God through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary whatever merits we might bear from its patient, loving and grateful endurance. Men take their own lives when they are immersed in the hopelessness of despair that is the natural result of unrepentant sins, which have made warfare against Christ the King and thus have wounded their own bodies and souls.

The counterfeit church of conciliarism is very much responsible for this rise of nihilism as it no longer teaches men to ascend every day to the Most Blessed Trinity in their thoughts, words and actions and as many of its own officials endorse such things as "civil unions" for those who are engaged in perverse acts in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments.

Moreover, the lords of conciliarism have recruited, promoted and protected predatory clergy as they have sought to intimidate and browbeat the victims of such clergymen, something that has led many, devoid of a true priests to offer them sacramental Absolution in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance, to take their own lives. It is true in the United States of America and it is true in a country that was pagan from its beginning, Australia:

LAST week, the Catholic Church came clean. Sort of.

A retired bishop admitted things the rest of us had known for years - that his church realised long ago it had serious criminals within its ranks and that these men raped children.

The church also admitted it had destroyed documents detailing incidents of paedophilia and that it had listened to lawyers and insurers at the expense of its devastated victims. So far so bad.

In any case, it was much too little, far too late, and lacking still was a sense the church understood the depths of its employees' depravity, and the extended tragedy of ruined lives, traumatised parents and countless suicides.

Finally, the Catholic Church aired much of its dirty linen, the pungent stench of which will forever occupy our nostrils.

As expected, the Pope's blokes are coming off worst as shocking evidence unfolds at the Victorian inquiry into how our churches handled sexual abuse.
But the manner in which the Catholic hierarchy colluded with infestations of paedophiles abusing generations of girls and boys confirms what many have been reluctant to accept: the Catholic Church is the unacceptable face of Australian Christianity.

Were it a newspaper, it would have been shut down.

Understandably cynical victims of clerical rape, their parents and siblings, worried that this inquiry did not have the powers of a royal commission and that churches with deep pockets would hire expensive lawyers to run rings around inexperienced MPs and traumatised witnesses.

That hasn't happened, despite some of the city's most expensive lawyers being in the room when I was there last week. Much of the credit for this must go to Broadmeadows MP Frank McGuire and his fearless cross-examination of the inquiry's witnesses.

Early on, Attorney-General Robert Clark's staff assured me that he and the then Baillieu government were serious about getting to the heart of the issue and of identifying the guilty.

Some of the victims and their families didn't believe this. Why should they? Its cumbersome title was off-putting enough: Inquiry In To The Handling Of Child Abuse By Religious And Other Non-Government Organisations. The big news has been the Catholic Church's handling of - let's not use "child abuse" - its clergy forcing children into grotesque acts of sexual violence.

And some of the doubters are beginning to believe.

Last week was a watershed.

Much of the truth being sought for decades came in a series of admissions, particularly around the nest of paedophiles that set out to ruin young lives around Ballarat, especially Father Gerald Ridsdale and Brother Robert Best whose crimes alone have led to at least 34 local suicides.

Victoria Police made that estimate in a report compiled in 2011: Shot. Single-car accident. Hanged. Jumped off cliff. Gassed.

Of course, they were unable to add to that list all the slow-motion suicides by drugs or alcohol, some of which are taking place today.

The church will tell you Father Ridsdale notched up 67 victims.

The experts have another figure.

"By the time you see a sex offender," explains forensic and clinical psychologist Bob Montgomery, "typically, he's offended several hundred times and gotten away with it.

"People are reluctant to report it - it's embarrassing, it's awkward, (victims) feel they've failed their parents."

Rest assured: Father Ridsdale and Brother Best and members of their tag team will have attacked hundreds of boys.

But at least their crimes, and the church's role in them, were openly admitted, at last. Former Ballarat Bishop Peter Connors agreed the church had "effectively facilitated" these criminals by leaving them alone or moving them about, giving them the opportunity for a new harvest of innocents.

Predictably, and almost certainly on legal advice, a few of the senior church officials repeated in various ways the line that until recently the church had an incomplete grasp of paedophilia.

St John of God provincial Brother Tim Graham said it was poorly understood until the 1980s.

When asked why the church's reaction to a tidal wave of child rape cases had been so subdued, the late Monsignor Gerald Cudmore, then Melbourne's Vicar General, said: "We didn't know the effect it (molestation and rape) would have on children."

He told the Herald Sun he didn't "think we understood paedophilia, or the extent of the problem, in the spirit of the time".

That shameful excuse echoes the hollow words last August of the Very Reverend Dr Shane Mackinlay, the church's spokesman on this inquiry: " . . . in the early years as this issue was emerging in the 1980s, it's one of the things that we had to learn was how important an apology was for victims," he told 3AW.

It's not true. The church was aware long before that it had criminally active paedophiles in its ranks and admitted so last week.

It is referred to in its Canon Law published a century ago and the crime goes back to many years BC.

We also had confirmed last week that it had been church policy to cover up for criminals, who were not reported to police, and that key documents relating to them were destroyed. That's a worry. (Church's dirty linen will never lose its stench.)


The editorialist who authored these words for a Melbourne, Australia, newspaper does not realize that the counterfeit church of conciliarism is the Catholic Church, and he does not understand that it is precisely the fostering of perverted clergymen its ranks that has helped to foster the spirit of nihilism that causes so many victims of predatory clergy to take their own lives. It is no accident that in Australia, where the Christian Brothers have admitted spending over million Australian dollars to defend a clergyman who had already been convicted of predatory behavior, and in the United States of America and Ireland and Germany and Canada and Belgium and elsewhere that many ordinary Catholics, thinking that the conciliar church is the Catholic Church, have blamed for the Faith Itself for problems that are the result of corrupt men and their corrupt doctrines.

The efforts of conciliar officials right here in the United States of America to protect even known predators continues unabated despite all public protestations to the contrary. Corrupt doctrine, corrupt liturgy, corrupt pastoral practices breed corrupt morals, which, of course, reinforce the downward spiral of corrupt doctrines, corrupt liturgies and corrupt pastoral practices. Anyone who minimizes clear signs of effeminacy in the clergy is guilty of enabling those who believe that it is somehow "natural" for a man to express himself in ways that are meant to do only one thing: to populate the ranks of the lavender brigade with those who have been groomed for that purpose as those engaged in perversity cannot reproduce themselves. Those who get in the way of such recruitment, no less denounce it firmly, must be crushed.

Yes, that is life outside of what Reinhard Marx calls the "museum," and it is a life of hopelessness and despair that leads to indifferentism, atheism and nihilism.

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.)


Pope Leo XIII had elaborated on those points at the very beginning of his pontificate, starting with his first encyclical letter, Inscrutabili Dei Consilio, April 18, 1878:

5. It is perfectly clear and evident, venerable brothers, that the very notion of civilization is a fiction of the brain if it rest not on the abiding principles of truth and the unchanging laws of virtue and justice, and if unfeigned love knit not together the wills of men, and gently control the interchange and the character of their mutual service. Now, who would make bold to deny that the Church, by spreading the Gospel throughout the nations, has brought the light of truth amongst people utterly savage and steeped in foul superstition, and has quickened them alike to recognize the Divine Author of nature and duly to respect themselves? Further, who will deny that the Church has done away with the curse of slavery and restored men to the original dignity of their noble nature; and -- by uplifting the standard of redemption in all quarters of the globe, by introducing, or shielding under her protection, the sciences and arts, by founding and taking into her keeping excellent charitable institutions which provide relief for ills of every kind -- has throughout the world, in private or in public life, civilized the human race, freed it from degradation, and with all care trained it to a way of living such as befits the dignity and the hopes of man? And if any one of sound mind compare the age in which We live, so hostile to religion and to the Church of Christ, with those happy times when the Church was revered as a mother by the nations, beyond all question he will see that our epoch is rushing wildly along the straight road to destruction; while in those times which most abounded in excellent institutions, peaceful life, wealth, and prosperity the people showed themselves most obedient to the Church's rule and laws. Therefore, if the many blessings We have mentioned, due to the agency and saving help of the Church, are the true and worthy outcome of civilization, the Church of Christ, far from being alien to or neglectful of progress, has a just claim to all men's praise as its nurse, its mistress, and its mother.

6. Furthermore, that kind of civilization which conflicts with the doctrines and laws of holy Church is nothing but a worthless imitation and meaningless name. Of this those peoples on whom the Gospel light has never shown afford ample proof, since in their mode of life a shadowy semblance only of civilization is discoverable, while its true and solid blessings have never been possessed. Undoubtedly, that cannot by any means be accounted the perfection of civilized life which sets all legitimate authority boldly at defiance; nor can that be regarded as liberty which, shamefully and by the vilest means, spreading false principles, and freely indulging the sensual gratification of lustful desires, claims impunity for all crime and misdemeanor, and thwarts the goodly influence of the worthiest citizens of whatsoever class. Delusive, perverse, and misleading as are these principles, they cannot possibly have any inherent power to perfect the human race and fill it with blessing, for "sin maketh nations miserable."[3] Such principles, as a matter of course, must hurry nations, corrupted in mind and heart, into every kind of infamy, weaken all right order, and thus, sooner or later, bring the standing and peace of the State to the very brink of ruin. (Pope Leo XIII, Inscrutabili Dei Consilio, April 21, 1878.)


I don't know about any of you out there in cyberspace, I will choose to live in the "museum" that is the Catholic Church while continuing to reject most categorically anything to do with her counterfeit ape, the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

We have seen what life outside of the "museum" looks like, Reinhard, and it is very ugly as it is from the devil himself.

Yes, Reinhard, There Will Be A Restoration

Finally, Reinhard Marx, there will be a restoration of what you call a "museum," the Catholic Church. Traditionalists are the only friends of this Church, not you and your superior, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis:

However, let not these priests be misled, in the maze of current opinions, by the miracles of a false Democracy. Let them not borrow from the Rhetoric of the worst enemies of the Church and of the people, the high-flown phrases, full of promises; which are as high-sounding as unattainable. Let them be convinced that the social question and social science did not arise only yesterday; that the Church and the State, at all times and in happy concert, have raised up fruitful organizations to this end; that the Church, which has never betrayed the happiness of the people by consenting to dubious alliances, does not have to free herself from the past; that all that is needed is to take up again, with the help of the true workers for a social restoration, the organisms which the Revolution shattered, and to adapt them, in the same Christian spirit that inspired them, to the new environment arising from the material development of today’s society. Indeed, the true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries, nor innovators: they are traditionalists. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)

We know well that they flatter themselves with the idea of raising human dignity and the discredited condition of the working class. We know that they wish to render just and perfect the labor laws and the relations between employers and employees, thus causing a more complete justice and a greater measure of charity to prevail upon earth, and causing also a profound and fruitful transformation in society by which mankind would make an undreamed-of progress. Certainly, We do not blame these efforts; they would be excellent in every respect if the Sillonist did not forget that a person’s progress consists in developing his natural abilities by fresh motivations; that it consists also in permitting these motivations to operate within the frame of, and in conformity with, the laws of human nature. But, on the contrary, by ignoring the laws governing human nature and by breaking the bounds within which they operate, the human person is lead, not toward progress, but towards death. This, nevertheless, is what they want to do with human society; they dream of changing its natural and traditional foundations; they dream of a Future City built on different principles, and they dare to proclaim these more fruitful and more beneficial than the principles upon which the present Christian City rests.

No, Venerable Brethren, We must repeat with the utmost energy in these times of social and intellectual anarchy when everyone takes it upon himself to teach as a teacher and lawmaker - the City cannot be built otherwise than as God has built it; society cannot be setup unless the Church lays the foundations and supervises the work; no, civilization is not something yet to be found, nor is the New City to be built on hazy notions; it has been in existence and still is: it is Christian civilization, it is the Catholic City. It has only to be set up and restored continually against the unremitting attacks of insane dreamers, rebels and miscreants. omnia instaurare in Christo. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)

Likewise, I reject that method of judging and interpreting Sacred Scripture which, departing from the tradition of the Church, the analogy of faith, and the norms of the Apostolic See, embraces the misrepresentations of the rationalists and with no prudence or restraint adopts textual criticism as the one and supreme norm. Furthermore, I reject the opinion of those who hold that a professor lecturing or writing on a historico-theological subject should first put aside any preconceived opinion about the supernatural origin of Catholic tradition or about the divine promise of help to preserve all revealed truth forever; and that they should then interpret the writings of each of the Fathers solely by scientific principles, excluding all sacred authority, and with the same liberty of judgment that is common in the investigation of all ordinary historical documents.

Finally, I declare that I am completely opposed to the error of the modernists who hold that there is nothing divine in sacred tradition; or what is far worse, say that there is, but in a pantheistic sense, with the result that there would remain nothing but this plain simple fact-one to be put on a par with the ordinary facts of history-the fact, namely, that a group of men by their own labor, skill, and talent have continued through subsequent ages a school begun by Christ and his apostles. I firmly hold, then, and shall hold to my dying breath the belief of the Fathers in the charism of truth, which certainly is, was, and always will be in the succession of the episcopacy from the apostles. The purpose of this is, then, not that dogma may be tailored according to what seems better and more suited to the culture of each age; rather, that the absolute and immutable truth preached by the apostles from the beginning may never be believed to be different, may never be understood in any other way.

I promise that I shall keep all these articles faithfully, entirely, and sincerely, and guard them inviolate, in no way deviating from them in teaching or in any way in word or in writing. Thus I promise, this I swear, so help me God.

May God help us to keep this oath until death. Pray for the Restoration to come. (The Oath Against Modernism, September 1, 1910.)

"I will reign in spite of all who oppose Me."  (Words spoken by Our Lord to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, quoted in: The Right Reverend Emile Bougaud. The Life of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, reprinted by TAN Books and Publishers in 1990, p. 361.)

Today is the Feast of Saint John at the Latin Gate. Although it was not God's will for the only bishop who remained faithful to Him during His Passion and Death to die a martyr's death, Saint John the Evangelist was willing to do so as he was plunged into a cauldron of boiling oil at the site of the future Roman archbasilica built in his honor, the Basilica of San Giovanni di Laterano, which is the cathedral of a true pope in his capacity as the Bishop of Rome. We must be willing to die a martyr's death, if only the white or the dry martyrdom of humiliation, to defend the Faith. And to this end, of course, we must call upon the help of the Queen of Martyrs, Our Lady, especially by means of using the spiritual weapon that is her Most Holy Rosary to keep us close to her as we are clothed in the garment of her Brown Scapular and adorned with her Miraculous Medal.

The final victory belongs to Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart as she manifests a true restoration when a true pope consecrates Russia with all of the bishops of the world to her in fulfillment of Our Lady's Fatima Message.

It is important therefore to give all of the penances and sufferings and humiliations of this present life through that same Immaculate Heart to the Most Sacred Heart of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!


Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!

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.

See also: A Litany of Saints

Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?


A Reprise: The Sin of Sodom Has No Rights

Please Send This To Representative Paul Davis Ryan

1) God's love for us is an act of His divine will, the ultimate expression of which is the salvation of our immortal souls.

2) Our love for others must be premised on willing for them what God wills for us: their salvation as members of the Catholic Church.

3) We love no one authentically if we do or say anything, either by omission or commission, which reaffirms him in a life of unrepentant sin.

4) Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ hates sin. He wills the sinner to repent of his sins by cooperating with the graces He won for them on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into his heart and soul through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.

5) One of the Spiritual Works of Mercy is to admonish the sinner. We have an obligation to admonish those who are in lives on unrepentant sin to turn away from their lives of sin and to strive to pursue the heights of sanctity.

6) God has compassion on all erring sinners, meaning each one of us. He understands our weakness. He exhorts us, as He exhorted the woman caught in adultery, to "Go, and commit this sin no more."

7) It is not an act of "love" for people to persist in unrepentant sins with others.

8) It is not an act of "judgmentalness" or "intolerance" to exhort people who are living lives of unrepentant sin to reform their lives lest their souls wind up in Hell for eternity.

9) Mortal Sins cast out Sanctifying Grace from the soul. Those steeped in unrepentant mortal sin are the captives of the devil until they make a good and sincere Confession to a true priest.

9) Certain sins cry out to Heaven for vengeance. Sodomy is one of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance.

10) Those engaged in natural or unnatural acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments do not "love" the individuals with whom they are sinning. Authentic love cannot exist in a soul committed to a life against the Commandments of God and the eternal welfare of one's own soul, no less the souls of others.

11) Those engaged in natural  or unnatural acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments are not fit to adopt children.

12) Those engaged in natural or unnatural acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments are not fit to adopt children because their very sinful lives put into jeopardy the eternal of the souls of the children they seek to adopt. It is not possible for people who are sinning unrepentantly to teach children to hate sin as God hates sin. They are immersed in sin. Pope Pius XI put it this way in Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930:

But Christian parents must also understand that they are destined not only to propagate and preserve the human race on earth, indeed not only to educate any kind of worshippers of the true God, but children who are to become members of the Church of Christ, to raise up fellow-citizens of the Saints, and members of God's household, that the worshippers of God and Our Savior may daily increase. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930.)

13) Those engaged in unnatural, perverse acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments are further unfit to adopt children because they have no right in the Divine Positive Law or the natural law to live together as a "couple."  Once again, Pope Pius XI's Casti Connubii:

Nor must We omit to remark, in fine, that since the duty entrusted to parents for the good of their children is of such high dignity and of such great importance, every use of the faculty given by God for the procreation of new life is the right and the privilege of the married state alone, by the law of God and of nature, and must be confined absolutely within the sacred limits of that state. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930.)

14) Those engaged in unnatural, perverse acts against the Sixth and Ninth Commandment have no right in the Divine Positive Law or the Natural Law to present a "model" of parenthood that is from the devil himself. The words that Saint Paul wrote about perversity in Rome in his own day are quite apropos of our own:

Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use against which is their nature.

And in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.

And as they liked not to  have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy.

Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them.  (Romans 1: 24-32)

15) Matrimony was elevated to a Sacrament by Our Lord at the wedding feast in Cana. The Holy Sacrament of Matrimony is entered into by one man and by one woman to achieve these ends: the procreation and education of children, the mutual good of the spouses, a remedy for concupiscence. Pope Pius XI noted this in Casti Connubii:

This conjugal faith, however, which is most aptly called by St. Augustine the "faith of chastity" blooms more freely, more beautifully and more nobly, when it is rooted in that more excellent soil, the love of husband and wife which pervades all the duties of married life and holds pride of place in Christian marriage. For matrimonial faith demands that husband and wife be joined in an especially holy and pure love, not as adulterers love each other, but as Christ loved the Church. This precept the Apostle laid down when he said: "Husbands, love your wives as Christ also loved the Church," that Church which of a truth He embraced with a boundless love not for the sake of His own advantage, but seeking only the good of His Spouse. The love, then, of which We are speaking is not that based on the passing lust of the moment nor does it consist in pleasing words only, but in the deep attachment of the heart which is expressed in action, since love is proved by deeds. This outward expression of love in the home demands not only mutual help but must go further; must have as its primary purpose that man and wife help each other day by day in forming and perfecting themselves in the interior life, so that through their partnership in life they may advance ever more and more in virtue, and above all that they may grow in true love toward God and their neighbor, on which indeed "dependeth the whole Law and the Prophets." For all men of every condition, in whatever honorable walk of life they may be, can and ought to imitate that most perfect example of holiness placed before man by God, namely Christ Our Lord, and by God's grace to arrive at the summit of perfection, as is proved by the example set us of many saints.

This mutual molding of husband and wife, this determined effort to perfect each other, can in a very real sense, as the Roman Catechism teaches, be said to be the chief reason and purpose of matrimony, provided matrimony be looked at not in the restricted sense as instituted for the proper conception and education of the child, but more widely as the blending of life as a whole and the mutual interchange and sharing thereof. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930.)

16) It is never permissible to put even one child into spiritual, if not physical, jeopardy by claiming that so many others would be helped if the Church did not cooperate with an unjust law. Our Lord said that it would be better for one to have a millstone thrown around his neck and thrown into a lake than to lead one of his little ones astray. He was not joking.

17) The civil state has no authority from God to sanction illicit relationships, whether between a man or a woman (such as Andrew Cuomo's relationship with his current girlfriend, which he is publicly flaunting) or between those of the same gender who are committing sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance. What Pope Pius XI wrote in Casti Connubii about "civil unions" between unmarried men and women applies just as equally to those who are committed the sin of Sodom:

To begin at the very source of these evils, their basic principle lies in this, that matrimony is repeatedly declared to be not instituted by the Author of nature nor raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a true sacrament, but invented by man. Some confidently assert that they have found no evidence of the existence of matrimony in nature or in her laws, but regard it merely as the means of producing life and of gratifying in one way or another a vehement impulse; on the other hand, others recognize that certain beginnings or, as it were, seeds of true wedlock are found in the nature of man since, unless men were bound together by some form of permanent tie, the dignity of husband and wife or the natural end of propagating and rearing the offspring would not receive satisfactory provision. At the same time they maintain that in all beyond this germinal idea matrimony, through various concurrent causes, is invented solely by the mind of man, established solely by his will.

How grievously all these err and how shamelessly they leave the ways of honesty is already evident from what we have set forth here regarding the origin and nature of wedlock, its purposes and the good inherent in it. The evil of this teaching is plainly seen from the consequences which its advocates deduce from it, namely, that the laws, institutions and customs by which wedlock is governed, since they take their origin solely from the will of man, are subject entirely to him, hence can and must be founded, changed and abrogated according to human caprice and the shifting circumstances of human affairs; that the generative power which is grounded in nature itself is more sacred and has wider range than matrimony -- hence it may be exercised both outside as well as within the confines of wedlock, and though the purpose of matrimony be set aside, as though to suggest that the license of a base fornicating woman should enjoy the same rights as the chaste motherhood of a lawfully wedded wife.

Armed with these principles, some men go so far as to concoct new species of unions, suited, as they say, to the present temper of men and the times, which various new forms of matrimony they presume to label "temporary," "experimental," and "companionate." These offer all the indulgence of matrimony and its rights without, however, the indissoluble bond, and without offspring, unless later the parties alter their cohabitation into a matrimony in the full sense of the law.

Indeed there are some who desire and insist that these practices be legitimatized by the law or, at least, excused by their general acceptance among the people. They do not seem even to suspect that these proposals partake of nothing of the modern "culture" in which they glory so much, but are simply hateful abominations which beyond all question reduce our truly cultured nations to the barbarous standards of savage peoples. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930.)

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