Thomas A. Droleskey
Here is one of the assignments that I give on some occasions to the "vast" readership of this website. Please read the following article, No One Speaks for Christ the King, which was published on February 24, 2007, before you read a single, solitary word of this brief article. All right? Please read No One Speaks for Christ the King and then click the "back" button in your web browser to return to this new and mercifully brief article.
Ah, you're back. Very good. Glad to see that you have completed your assignment so competently, diligently and quickly. Thank you. All right, all right. I overestimated Rudolph Giuliani's chances of winning the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. I also pegged John Sidney McCain III as the front-runner, did I not?
Here we go again, therefore, at the beginning of yet another quadrennial cycle of naturalistic madness that is called a presidential election campaign.
Let's go down the list in 2011 as I had done nearly four years ago now:
Sarah Heath Palin.
Rudolph William Giuliani.
George Elmer Pataki.
Leroy Newton Gingrich.
Which one of these aspirants for the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nomination stands for Christ the King? Once again, let's go down the list, one by one.
Mitt Romney, the Mormon. Let's be serious, boys and girls. Please see Pure, Unadulterated Americanism.
Ron Paul, the libertarian? Please see Ron Paul, Meet Saint Paul, God's Rights or States Rights?, The Mania Produced by False Premises, Showing Libertarianism's True Biases, Movements to a Dead End, Now and for All Eternity, Those Who Trust In Mere Mortals and just one more for the sake of brevity, It's Still a World of Sisyphuses. No one who believes that members of a legislative body at the state level can decide for themselves whether to permit or restrict or prohibit baby-killing under cover of the civil law is any kind of champion of the Social Reign of Christ the King.
Mike Huckabee, the rock-musician Baptist? Please see Huck Passes The Buck and Fratricide in the Lodge.
John Thune? United States Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota) was a sponsor of the "Life at Conception" bill that was introduced at the beginning of the 111th Congress two years ago. Unfortunately, Senator Thune, a Lutheran, supports the direct, intentional slicing and dicing of innocent preborn children in the so-called "hard cases, which is why he was not in favor of the bill passed by the South Dakota legislature five years ago that sought to ban all surgical baby-killing except in cases where a mother's life was said to be endangered. Thune did not oppose this bill, which was then defeated in a popular referendum in the general election on Tuesday, November 7, 2006, because it had the "life of the mother" exception. He opposed the bill because it did not include the two other "exceptions." (For a discussion of the South Dakota bill in question, please see Good Intentions Do Not Redeem Moral Flaws, No Exceptions to Catholicism, Not One, Ever, Accepting Exceptions as Unexceptional and The Folly of Playing by the Adversary's Rules.) Senator Thune is also a full-throated supporter of former President George Walker Bush's needless, unjust and immoral wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. No champion of Christ the King here. He also has not a chance of winning the Republican Party presidential nomination next year.
Rick Santorum? Yawn. This confused man, who served in the United States Senate from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from January 3, 1995, to January 3, 2007, says he is "pro-life" although he supports the direct, intentional killing of innocent preborn babies in the so-called "hard cases: He also supported his state's then senior United States Senator, the fully, militantly pro-abortion Arlen Specter (D-R-D, Pennsylvania) over a partly pro-life, partly pro-death challenger in a Republican Party primary in the Keystone State in 2004, then United States Representative Patrick Toomey (see Blame George Walker Bush), who defeated the pro-abortion Joseph Sestak, then a member of the United States House of Representatives, for the seat that had been held by Specter for six terms before being defeated by Sestak in a Democratic Party primary last year, in the general election that was held on November 2, 2010. Santorum, another full-throated supporter of Bush the Lesser's foreign wars, seems to have lost little of his "pro-life" base as a result of endorsing Specter over Toomey in 2004. He will go nowhere in the primaries if he enters as he is very vacuous.
Mitch Daniels and Haley Barbour, the men who called for a "moratorium" on the "social issues" last year? Just re-read Distracting Us With More Side Shows, part one.
Tim Pawlenty, a Catholic apostate? Yawn. Double yawn. No one who defects from the true Faith is a champion of Christ the King. See Huck Passes The Buck.
Sarah Heath Palin, another Catholic apostate who should be at home tending her children and who supports contraception? Sarah Heath Palin, who is always posting immediate responses on something called "Facebook" to any criticism of her, including any mention that she should be at home tending to her children and not in the public area? Sarah Heath Palin, whose views are mostly driven from viscera and not even any kind of coherency on the level of mere naturalism? Sarah Heath Palin? Surely you jest. (See
Gradually Accepting Naturalism's False Premises, Absolute Insanity, Facts Are Troublesome Things, It's Still Absolute Insanity and Fratricide in the Lodge.
Donald Trump? The man who now says that he is "pro-life" without specifying what this means? He is probably not even serious about a presidential run. If he does run and unexpectedly wins the Republican Party presidential nomination next year, Trump's candidacy would make, I suppose, for great naturalistic theater. A champion of Christ the King? I don't quite think so. Remember, he was invited to speak at the annual soiree of members of the false opposite of the naturalistic "right," the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) by GOProud, an organization dedicated to special rights for those engaged in perverse acts in violation of the binding precepts of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments (for commentary on GOProud, please see Ecce! Novus Homo, Listen to the Inconsequential Sounds of Naturalism and Defend Truth Now or Lose The Only Election That Matters). Move on, please.
Herman Cain? The former chief executive officer of Godfather's Pizza and a former radio talk show host is completely pro-life, making no "exceptions" to the binding precepts of the Fifth Commandment. He is articulate and, press reports indicate, giving one of two speeches at the CPAC conference that was said to be "electrifying" (Donald Trump's was the other). He is no advocate of Christ the King, and he will fill the niche that has been vacated, at least thus far, by the perennial presidential candidate by the name of Alan Keyes.
Gary Johnson? A libertarian in the mold of United States Representative Dr. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Johnson, who was Governor of the State of New Mexico from January 1, 1995, to January 1, 2003, says that he is pro-death, at least until "viability," although he favors the repeal of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the case of Roe v. Wade, January 22, 1973. Just a younger, although not identical, version of Ron Paul. Move right along the list here, folks.
Rudolph William Giuliani? Are you serious? Giuliani took blood money from Liberal Party of the State of New York Chairman Raymond Harding in 1989 to secure its nomination in his first race against then City Clerk of the City of New York David N. Dinkins. The price of the blood money? Announcing his support for abortion under cover of law. Marching in the parade of practicing perverts every year? Are you serious? See We Must Never Betray the Cause of Christ the King.
George Elmer Pataki? The Catholic pro-abort who used his time as Governor of the State of New York (January 1, 1995, to December 31, 2006) to promote "tolerance" on abortion and special rights for those engaged in perverse acts in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments within the Republican Party and signed an executive order in 2006 granting state-sponsored "domestic partnership" benefits to those engaged in sinful relations, whether natural or unnatural, in violation of the binding precepts of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments? That George Pataki?
Jon Huntsman, yet another Mormon who is the former Governor of the State of Utah and the outgoing American ambassador to Red China? Jon Huntsman, who supports "civil unions" for those engaged in unnatural acts of vice and supported Barack Hussein Obama's "stimulus" package two years ago? Just re-read Pure, Unadulterated Americanism.
Leroy Newton Gingrich? Go off stage, Newt, with your hodgepodge of "new age" ideas. Go off stage. Now. (Please see Going to Confession in All the Wrong Places.)
John Bolton, the neoconservative war hawk who served as the American ambassador to the United Masonic Nations Organization from August 1, 2005, to December 9, 2006? Crazy. Just crazy. (See Longer Than World War II for a discussion of Bolton's role in January of 1997 in attempting to push then President William Jefferson Blythe Clinton to go to war against Iraq.
Letter to President Clinton on Iraq.)
Each of these naturalists is a lightweight. Some are intellectual lightweights, possessing no overall philosophy even on the level of pure naturalism. Others are electoral lightweights, standing no chance at all of winning the Republican Party presidential nomination next year. Some are both intellectual and electoral lightweights. Each is a naturalist. Each, therefore, has no understanding that the first end of the civil government is to pursue the common temporal good in light of 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. Barack Hussein Obama would make short work of most of the naturalists listed above.
Remember, my few readers, the Republican Party's presidential candidates have fared poorly in the general elections of 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008. George Herbert Walker Bush won only 37.5% of the popular vote in his three-way race with then Arkansas Governor William Jefferson Blythe Clinton and Texas billionaire Henry Ross Perot. The hapless, mercurial thirty-third degree Mason named Robert Joseph Dole, Jr., won only 40.7% of the popular vote as Clinton sailed to re-election in 2006. Then Texas Governor George Walker Bush, who did indeed win the popular vote in the State of Florida and thus that state's twenty-five decisive electoral votes to win the presidency in 2000, only received 47.9% of the popular vote in 2000 and barely won re-election in 2004 against the colorless, pro-abortion Catholic named John Frederick Kerry (D-Massachusetts), garnering just 50.7% of the popular vote to Kerry's 48.3% of the popular vote. John Sidney McCain III won just 45.67% of the popular vote against Barack Hussein Obama in 2008. The lightweights listed above are not going to defeat Barack Hussein Obama, barring some unforeseen developments, and most of them would continue the same neoconservative war policies as former President George Walker Bush as they shill for the State of Israel and mouth cliches about creating a "culture of life" without doing anything to threaten "moderate" or "swing" voters in key bellwether states where the electoral college vote is won or lost.
The only person who stands a decent chance on the basis of pure electoral reality to defeat Obama next year is the current Governor of New Jersey, Christopher Christie, who would be as much an electoral "heavyweight" as he is physically vastly overweight. (Will someone please send him the following link? There Is No Shortcut to Cure This Condition: A Catholic Man's Lifelong Battle of the Bulge.) Governor Christie, who makes exceptions to the inviolability of all innocent human life and is a supporter of the "global war on terror" that has wrecked the American economy and needlessly cost this country the lives of so many thousands of her military personnel as innocent human beings have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and Pakistan, has said that he is not going to be a candidate for his party's presidential nomination next year. If he does run, however, he is the only one who stands a real chance of defeating Obama next year, speaking yet again on the level of pure electoral reality, admitting that Indiana Governor Mitch "let's have a moratorium on the social issues" Daniels would give Obama a more competitive contest than that waged by John McCain in 2008.
None of these men, including Christopher Christie, is a champion of Christ the King. Why should they be? The Social Reign of Christ the King was never preached in this country in the decades before the "Second" Vatican Council, and it is actively opposed by conciliar revolutionaries such as Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, who is, quite of course, a champion of "religious liberty" and "separation of Church and State," believing that it is "good enough" for Catholics to have a voice in the public square in a pluralistic society as they champion what he calls a "healthy" or "positive" secularity.
Although I stand by my own oft-stated, non-infallible position concerning the futility of voting, at least at the presidential level, in the naturalistic farce that is an American presidential election (see When Lesser is Greater and "I Will Reign In Spite of All Who Oppose Me") as perfectly defensible in the practical order of things, I am through, however, with trying to convince anyone of its defensibility. Those who want to believe that "progress" will be made in the 2012 presidential elections are free to do so and to act accordingly. I will continue to insist that we are trapped in the devil's maze of naturalism from which the only escape is to think and speak and act always as Catholics who are concerned about First and Last Things as we plant some seeds for the Triumph of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary that will restore the Church Militant on earth and thus of Christendom in the world. There is no naturalistic, religiously indifferentist or anti-Incarnational, semi-Pelagian way to retard the evils that have been advanced as a result, proximately speaking, of the after-effects of the Protestant Revolution and the rise of the combined, inter-related forces of naturalism that can be termed as Judeo-Masonry.
Turning, therefore, once again to Pope Leo XIII's Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890, as I did four years ago now, it is important to remember that one of the chief duties of Christians as citizens is to be speak and to think and to act as Catholics at all times and in all places without any exception whatsoever:
The chief elements of this duty consist in professing openly and unflinchingly the Catholic doctrine, and in propagating it to the utmost of our power. For, as is often said, with the greatest truth, there is nothing so hurtful to Christian wisdom as that it should not be known, since it possesses, when loyally received, inherent power to drive away error.
Let me close this article as I did the one from four years ago now:
What we can do, however, is to measure those in public life against the singular standard of Catholic excellence in exemplifying the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ. Anyone who could endorse the following letter of Saint Louis IX, King of France, to his son, the future King Philip III, should have our unqualified support:
1. To his dear first-born son, Philip, greeting, and his father's love.
2. Dear son, since I desire with all my heart that you be well "instructed in all things, it is in my thought to give you some advice this writing. For I have heard you say, several times, that you remember my words better than those of any one else.
3. Therefore, dear son, the first thing I advise is that you fix your whole heart upon God, and love Him with all your strength, for without this no one can be saved or be of any worth.
4- You should, with all your strength, shun everything which you believe to be displeasing to Him. And you ought especially to be resolved not to commit mortal sin, no matter what may happen and should permit all your limbs to be hewn off, and suffer every manner of torment , rather than fall knowingly into mortal sin.
5. If our Lord send you any adversity, whether illness or other in good patience, and thank Him for it, thing, you should receive it in good patience and be thankful for it, for you ought to believe that He will cause everything to turn out for your good; and likewise you should think that you have well merited it, and more also, should He will it, because you have loved Him but little, and served Him but little, and have done many things contrary to His will.
6. If our Lord send you any prosperity, either health of body or other thing you ought to thank Him humbly for it, and you ought to be careful that you are not the worse for it, either through pride or anything else, for it is a very great sin to fight against our Lord with His gifts.
7. Dear son, I advise you that you accustom yourself to frequent confession, and that you choose always, as your confessors, men who are upright and sufficiently learned, and who can teach you what you should do and what you should avoid. You should so carry yourself that your confessors and other friends may dare confidently to reprove you and show you your faults.
8. Dear son, I advise you that you listen willingly and devoutly the services of Holy Church, and, when you are in church, avoid to frivolity and trifling, and do not look here and there; but pray to God with lips and heart alike, while entertaining sweet thoughts about Him, and especially at the mass, when the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ are consecrated, and for a little time before.
9. Dear son, have a tender pitiful heart for the poor, and for all those whom you believe to be in misery of heart or body, and, according to your ability, comfort and aid them with some alms.
10. Maintain the good customs of your realm, and put down the bad ones. Do not oppress your people and do not burden them with tolls or tailles, except under very great necessity.
11. If you have any unrest of heart, of such a nature that it may be told, tell it to your confessor, or to some upright man who can keep your secret; you will be able to carry more easily the thought of your heart.
12. See to it that those of your household are upright and loyal, and remember the Scripture, which says: "Elige viros timentes Deum in quibus sit justicia et qui oderint avariciam"; that is to say, "Love those who serve God and who render strict justice and hate covetousness"; and you will profit, and will govern your kingdom well.
13. Dear son, see to it that all your associates are upright, whether clerics or laymen, and have frequent good converse with them; and flee the society of the bad. And listen willingly to the word of God, both in open and in secret; and purchase freely prayers and pardons.
14. Love all good, and hate all evil, in whomsoever it may be.
15. Let no one be so bold as to say, in your presence, words which attract and lead to sin, and do not permit words of detraction to be spoken of another behind his back.
!6. Suffer it not that any ill be spoken of God or His saints in your presence, without taking prompt vengeance. But if the offender be a clerk or so great a person that you ought not to try him, report the matter to him who is entitled to judge it.
17. Dear son, give thanks to God often for all the good things He has done for you, so that you may be worthy to receive more, in such a manner that if it please the Lord that you come to the burden and honor of governing the kingdom, you may be worthy to receive the sacred unction wherewith the kings of France are consecrated.
18. Dear son, if you come to the throne, strive to have that which befits a king, that is to say, that in justice and rectitude you hold yourself steadfast and loyal toward your subjects and your vassals, without turning either to the right or to the left, but always straight, whatever may happen. And if a poor man have a quarrel with a rich man, sustain the poor rather than the rich, until the truth is made clear, and when you know the truth, do justice to them.
19. If any one have entered into a suit against you (for any injury or wrong which he may believe that you have done to him), be always for him and against yourself in the presence of your council, without showing that you think much of your case (until the truth be made known concerning it); for those of your council might be backward in speaking against you, and this you should not wish; and command your judges that you be not in any way upheld more than any others, for thus will your councillors judge more boldly according to right and truth.
20. If you have anything belonging to another, either of yourself or through your predecessors, if the matter is certain, give it up without delay, however great it may be, either in land or money or otherwise. If the matter is doubtful, have it inquired into by wise men, promptly and diligently. And if the affair is so obscure that you cannot know the truth, make such a settlement, by the counsel of s of upright men, that your soul, and the soul your predecessors, may be wholly freed from the affair. And even if you hear some one say that your predecessors made restitution, make diligent inquiry to learn if anything remains to be restored; and if you find that such is the case, cause it to be delivered over at once, for the liberation of your soul and the souls of your predecessors.
21. You should seek earnestly how your vassals and your subjects may live in peace and rectitude beneath your sway; likewise, the good towns and the good cities of your kingdom. And preserve them in the estate and the liberty in which your predecessors kept them, redress it, and if there be anything to amend, amend and preserve their favor and their love. For it is by the strength and the riches of your good cities and your good towns that the native and the foreigner, especially your peers and your barons, are deterred from doing ill to you. I will remember that Paris and the good towns of my kingdom aided me against the barons, when I was newly crowned.
22. Honor and love all the people of Holy Church, and be careful that no violence be done to them, and that their gifts and alms, which your predecessors have bestowed upon them, be not taken away or diminished. And I wish here to tell you what is related concerning King Philip, my ancestor, as one of his council, who said he heard it, told it to me. The king, one day, was with his privy council, and he was there who told me these words. And one of the king's councillors said to him how much wrong and loss he suffered from those of Holy Church, in that they took away his rights and lessened the jurisdiction of his court; and they marveled greatly how he endured it. And the good king answered: "I am quite certain that they do me much wrong, but when I consider the goodnesses and kindnesses which God has done me, I had rather that my rights should go, than have a contention or awaken a quarrel with Holy Church." And this I tell to you that you may not lightly believe anything against the people of Holy Church; so love them and honor them and watch over them that they may in peace do the service of our Lord.
23. Moreover, I advise you to love dearly the clergy, and, so far as you are able, do good to them in their necessities, and likewise love those by whom God is most honored and served, and by whom the Faith is preached and exalted.
24. Dear son, I advise that you love and reverence your father and your mother, willingly remember and keep their commandments, and be inclined to believe their good counsels.
25. Love your brothers, and always wish their well-being and their good advancement, and also be to them in the place of a father, to instruct them in all good. But be watchful lest, for the love which you bear to one, you turn aside from right doing, and do to the others that which is not meet.
26. Dear son, I advise you to bestow the benefices of Holy Church which you have to give, upon good persons, of good and clean life, and that you bestow them with the high counsel of upright men. And I am of the opinion that it is preferable to give them to those who hold nothing of Holy Church, rather than to others. For, if you inquire diligently, you will find enough of those who have nothing who will use wisely that entrusted to them.
27. Dear son, I advise you that you try with all your strength to avoid warring against any Christian man, unless he have done you too much ill. And if wrong be done you, try several ways to see if you can find how you can secure your rights, before you make war; and act thus in order to avoid the sins which are committed in warfare.
28. And if it fall out that it is needful that you should make war (either because some one of your vassals has failed to plead his case in your court, or because he has done wrong to some church or to some poor person, or to any other person whatsoever, and is unwilling to make amends out of regard for you, or for any other reasonable cause), whatever the reason for which it is necessary for you to make war, give diligent command that the poor folk who have done no wrong or crime be protected from damage to their vines, either through fire or otherwise, for it were more fitting that you should constrain the wrongdoer by taking his own property (either towns or castles, by force of siege), than that you should devastate the property of poor people. And be careful not to start the war before you have good counsel that the cause is most reasonable, and before you have summoned the offender to make amends, and have waited as long as you should. And if he ask mercy, you ought to pardon him, and accept his amende, so that God may be pleased with you.
29. Dear son, I advise you to appease wars and contentions, whether they be yours or those of your subjects, just as quickly as may be, for it is a thing most pleasing to our Lord. And Monsignore Martin gave us a very great example of this. For, one time, when our Lord made it known to him that he was about to die, he set out to make peace between certain clerks of his archbishopric, and he was of the opinion that in so doing he was giving a good end to life.
30. Seek diligently, most sweet son, to have good baillis and good prevots in your land, and inquire frequently concerning their doings, and how they conduct themselves, and if they administer justice well, and do no wrong to any one, nor anything which they ought not do. Inquire more often concerning those of your household if they be too covetous or too arrogant; for it is natural that the members should seek to imitate their chief; that is, when the master is wise and well-behaved, all those of his household follow his example and prefer it. For however much you ought to hate evil in others, you should have more hatred for the evil which comes from those who derive their power from you, than you bear to the evil of others; and the more ought you to be on your guard and prevent this from happening.
3!. Dear son, I advise you always to be devoted to the Church of Rome, and to the sovereign pontiff, our father, and to bear him the the reverence and honor which you owe to your spiritual father.
32. 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.
33. Further the right with all your strength. Moreover I admonish you you that you strive most earnestly to show your gratitude for the benefits which our Lord has bestowed upon you, and that you may know how to give Him thanks therefore
34. Dear son, take care that the expenses of your household are reasonable and moderate, and that its moneys are justly obtained. And there is one opinion that I deeply wish you to entertain, that is to say, that you keep yourself free from foolish expenses and evil exactions, and that your money should be well expended and well acquired. And this opinion, together with other opinions which are suitable and profitable, I pray that our Lord may teach you.
35. Finally, most sweet son, I conjure and require you that, if it please our Lord that I should die before you, you have my soul succored with masses and orisons, and that you send through the congregations of the kingdom of France, and demand their prayers for my soul, and that you grant me a special and full part in all the good deeds which you perform.
36. In conclusion, dear son, I give you all the blessings which a good and tender father can give to a son, and I pray our Lord Jesus Christ, by His mercy, by the prayers and merits of His blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary, and of angels and archangels and of all the saints, to guard and protect you from doing anything contrary to His will, and to give you grace to do it always, so that He may be honored and served by you. And this may He do to me as to you, by His great bounty, so that after this mortal life we may be able to be together with Him in the eternal life, and see Him, love Him, and praise Him without end. Amen. And glory, honor, and praise be to Him who is one God with the Father and the Holy Spirit; without beginning and without end. Amen. (Louis IX: Advice to His Son.)
As the true popes of the Catholic Church have taught from time immemorial, the Church can adapt herself to this or that particular form of civil governance. She does insist, however, that she be recognized as the true Church by the civil state and that it, the civil state, must yield to her when the good of souls demands such deference. While the Church, as a good and wise mother, does not expect the impossible from her sons and daughters who find themselves in the situations brought about by the Protestant Revolt and the rise of Judeo-Masonry, she nevertheless insists on maintaining the doctrinal truths of the Social Reign of Christ the King in order inspire Catholics to seek to plant the seeds for the conversion of their nations to the one and only true Faith, Catholicism.
We must never fall, therefore, in the naturalist trap of thinking that there is some "short cut" to "deal" with the problems of our present time. We must do what the Apostles themselves did, namely, to plant the seeds for the conversion of men and their nations to the Social Reign of Christ the King, which will enthrone quite publicly the Social Reign of Mary our Immaculate Queen. As Saint Louis IX noted in his letter to his son Philip, the ultimate purpose of civil rule is to try to foster those conditions in civil society wherein citizens will be better able to sanctify and to thus save their souls as members of the Catholic Church.
The path to social order runs through individual souls, which must be built up on a daily basis in the very inner life of the Blessed Trinity that is Sanctifying Grace. A soul that is not in a state of Sanctifying Grace, either by being in a state of Original or Mortal Sin, is in the grip of the devil himself. A nation that does not acknowledge the Social Reign of Christ the King as it must be exercised by His true Church, the Catholic Church, likewise is in the grip of the devil. Discussing social issues on the devil's terms of naturalism simply reaffirm his tight grip on the souls of men and of every aspect of the social lives of their nations.
May Our Lady help us to offer up as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit, being careful to keep the five First Saturdays in honor of and in reparation to her own Immaculate Heart and the Nine First Fridays in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (doing these over and over and over again) as we trust that the Rosaries we give to her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart will be used to help bring about what she promised to the children of Fatima: the Triumph of the same Immaculate Heart, ushering in a certain period of peace wherein all men and all nations will exclaim the cry that uttered from the lips of Father Miguel Augustin Pro, S.J., when he was put to death by the Masonic revolutionaries in Mexico on November 23, 1927:
Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady, Help of Guadalupe, Patroness and Empress of the Americans, 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 Valentine, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints.