Little Flickers of Christendom
Thomas A. Droleskey
There are, believe it or not, little flickers of Christendom in the Americas. Yes, over and above those of us who are considered to be "unrealistic" or "impractical" or "idealistic," as one person told me to my face recently, if not certifiably insane for defending the simple fact that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order, there are at least a few others in the Americas who are committed to the restoration of the Social Reign of Christ the King.
One of these is a man about whom I knew very little until a reader, Mr. James Bates Phillips, informed me of the death of the former Interior Minister of the United Mexican States, Carlos Abascal Carranza, who served also as the Labor Minister in the administration of former Mexican President Vicente Fox, who was President of Mexico from December 1, 2000 to November 30, 2006.
Vicente Fox, though a Catholic and a member of a pro-Catholic political party that defeated the Freemasonic Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the 2000, divorced his true wife in 1990 and then "married" is communications director on July, 2, 2001 during his one and only term in office. Fox's administration. Despite his personal immorality and the fact that Carlos Abascal Carranza was very critical of what he had once called the farce of democracy (where I have heard that before?), Fox appointed Abascal to two Cabinet positions, even retaining him as Secretary of the Interior (which in most countries other than the United States of America is the ministry dealing with domestic security matters) when he, Abascal, opposed the Fox administration's plan in 2006 to approve distribution of the so-called Plan B Emergency contraceptive/abortifacient.
Here is an Associated Press story on the life of a defender of the Social Reign of Christ the King, Carlos Abascal Carranza:
MEXICO CITY - Former Interior Secretary Carlos Abascal, an impassioned proponent of putting Christianity back into Mexican politics, died Tuesday of stomach cancer, his conservative National Action Party said. He was 59.
Abascal was a controversial figure in a country with strong anti-clerical traditions.
"A Christian has to transform the world, precisely because he knows how to do it," a visibly frail Abascal said in a speech at a ceremony honoring him just a week before his death. He called on the audience to "carry out the work of the Evangelists in politics, in the economy, in society, always with happiness."
That kind of openly religious language from a high-ranking official had seldom been heard in Mexico since the 1860s, when reform President Benito Juarez passed laws aimed at breaking the economic and social domination of the church in this overwhelmingly Roman Catholic nation.
Following the 1910-17 revolution, the government passed ever-stricter anti-clerical laws, leading to an armed uprising by militant Catholics in the late 1920s, an event that further widened the breach between politics and religion.
Abascal served as labor secretary under former President Vicente Fox from 2000-05, when he took over the interior department, Mexico's top national security post, for about a year.
As labor secretary, he was known for his largely unsuccessful attempt to reform Mexico's antiquated labor laws. His appointment was controversial because he had previously served as a leader of the Mexican Employers' Confederation, reflecting the conservative and pro-business tenor of Fox's administration.
Fox and his wife Marta Sahagun issued a joint statement saying "we have lost a great Mexican, a great man who dedicated his life to the service of others and the promotion of authentic spiritual and moral values."
In his own statement, President Felipe Calderon called Abascal an "exemplary Mexican" who was "committed to the country's democracy."
Abascal was fiercely criticized for his efforts to get Carlos Fuentes' novel "Aura" dropped from a suggested reading list at his daughter's private junior high school, on the grounds it was too racy. The 2001 incident resulted in a reprimand for the teacher who assigned the list.
The novel contains a brief, stylized account of a romantic encounter beneath a crucifix of the kind commonly hung above beds in Mexico.
At a book fair in Guadalajara on Monday, Fuentes said the attempt to ban "Aura" was the best thing that could have happened to the novel. He did not mention Abascal.
"Thanks to that censorship, sales of the book multiplied, they jumped to 20,000 copies a week," Fuentes said an event titled, "One thousand young people read Aura."
Abascal is survived by his wife and five children. A memorial service was scheduled for Tuesday. Tyler Paper - Tyler Morning Telegraph
A 2005 story in the Mexican newspaper Jornada reviewed Carlos Abascal Carranza's views of Church-State relations, which readers of this site will recognize quite readily. (The text below was translated by an online translation service, Yahoo Babel Fish, and is thus rather rough around the edges. Readers will be able to get the gist of the article.)
The late Carlos Abascal Carranza, 1949-2008
The power of the Church is superior to that of the State. When the majority of the town is Catholic, the government must declare official that religion. The democracy is a “promoted farce” in Mexico by the forces of Freemasonry.
Those ideas were defended by the present secretary of Interior, Carlos Abascal Carranza, when he obtained his title of lawyer in 1973.
Abascal is now in center of a controversy because the Catholic Church has condemned the inclusion of Plan B emergency contraceptive in basic medical care. The Secretary of the Interior has opposed this policy even though it had been published in the Official Newspaper of the Federation the day before he expressed himself.
The ideas of Abascal Carranza were expressed thirty-two years ago in his professional thesis entitled, relations between the spiritual power and the temporal power, published by Publishing Tradition.
In his academic thesis, the present person in charge of the relations of the government with the churches considers that the Catholicism has priority on any other religion; he insists that religious marriage be recognized by the Mexican laws, and pleads so that the Church will not be subject to the appropriation of its material goods by the civil state.
He questions the lay[or state-run- education and he indicates that the State must allow the Catholic Church to give religious education in all the schools which are attended by Catholics.
For Abascal, the culminating moment of the history of the humanity is Thirteenth Century, when Europe obtains its “greater unit for all time” and takes as it names own the one of Christendom and the Church is “masterful mother and teacher.
But Abascal states that liberal ideas flowing from the French Revolution and the Protestant Reformation looked for to destroy to the Catholic Church and, with time, the Pope became a decorative figure in the international plane.
In conformity with this situation, in the 112 pages of the text seeks to end the slavery of the Church [in Mexico] and that the [anti-clerical] State “is reduced to its normal proportions recognizing the superiority of the spiritual realm over the temporal."
At the beginning of the thesis, of which thousand units were published, the then student of the Free School of Right recognized that when approaching that subject one must look for applause nor the admiration from others as a result of the influences of the Mexican Revolution and its false legal philosophies. .
' In this act, that is most personal of our professional studies, I aspire solely to expose and to defend in a field in that the Truth has been falsified by the Revolution and that that falsehood is now the foundation of civil law and service."
Abascal indicated his confidence in God in which his thesis makes some good and optimistic predictions, declaring, in the middle of atrocious persecutions, that Christianity will manage to rise “majestic, proclaiming its rights, although undergoing injustices…”
The unique written work of the ex- Secretary of Labor put in plain language reflects the thought of a Catholic man at a time in which the relation between Church and State in Mexico was nonexistent, but his proposals went beyond deploring that situation.
The most perfect legislations, inspired by the Christianity
For the then aspiring to obtain the title of lawyer in right, the most perfect legislations have been those that have had Christian foundations.
In his defense of the Catholic Church, he affirms that the power of the Church is superior to that of the State and, therefore, he says, it has an undeniable spiritual priority on the state.
The State is forced to protect the Church by limiting the extent to which it will be necessary to grant "liberties" to other religions, because it is undeniable that Truth and the error cannot have the same rights , and consequently the State must try to guarantee and to defend the freedom and the right of the man of not being deceived with false and erroneous doctrines”.
The State, adds, must be at the service of the Church. “The tendency of the man towards God is an innate right of the man who the State must protect”, it affirms.
Even in a mixed or pluralistic society, it adds, the Catholic will have right to demand a preferential treatment.
''A town that is Catholic in its majority must have, even for natural reason, a government which proclaims the Catholic religion its official religion, and that tolerates the other religions within rational limits, not to violate the freedom of conscience in matters of worship. That government must favor and protect the action of the Church and to maintain harmonicas relations with her ", affirmed Abascal.
Critic to the vote of '' vague ''
In the fourth chapter, “legal Reasons of standard order," Abascal criticize those who advocated the end of the confessionally Catholic State in order to adapt the Church to the reality of the modern democratic State.
But it explains that those who affirm that the democracy is the last hope of freedom they are starting from a false assumption, because “the democracy is a deceit”.
Abascal then criticized liberal democracy and the universal vote, when considering that the majority of the voters, between whom it mentions to “vague, vicious, ignorant and honest people”, cannot understand the form of more advisable government for Mexico nor the nature of the proper relation between the State and the Church.
When approaching the situation of Mexico, indicates: '' the democracy is a farce as which the Masonry in Mexico has used, like everywhere, to make believe to a confused and disoriented majority that the government is doing its will and that this one is necessarily good ".
According to Abascal, the liberal democratic principle does not operate, because the “famous general will” is modeled to the taste of great means of diffusion handled directly by the State and anonymous capitals.
It considers that the fundamental bases of a society do not have to be determined by means of the universal vote, “because the votes do not have to be counted but to be weighed”.
It indicates that the majority of the voters cannot understand the form of more advisable government in Mexico and the nature of the relations that must exist between the State and the Church.
In this line, Abascal affirms: “democracy is the way that has chosen the international forces of the subversion to reach the absolute power with the restoration of the Communism, that is indeed the against-Church ''.
Later on, Abascal warns that liberal democracy is one ''trap'' and, therefore, the principle does not have to be accepted of which all the doctrines and religions have the same right to be spread and defended.
Abascal asked if the Church can adapt to '' deceptive system in itself '', as is the democracy, and accept it like good. He maintains that this is not possible, because the Catholics are imbuidos in the game of the democracy and so are separated that “no remedy can be tried nor by the route of the respect of the vote, by the deceit of the system that is in the hands of the propaganda ''.
He says that the force of the propaganda in a freedom regime from one day to the next changes to the mentality and the customs of the town.
“Without speaking of subjects of high policy nor of difficult theological speculations, we are not seeing it with the popular voting by acclamation in favor of the mini skirt, of the artificial control of the natality [contraception] and the free love? ”, Abascal asks.
Abascal notices that the democracy has “remarkable vices of origin” and for that reason the Church does not have to be subject to a democratic regime.
At the end of his study, that the principal reason to vote in Mexico '' is for a decided Catholic reaction in intelligences, the customs and the institutions '' to restrain the Communism.
Catholicism, affirms, is the unique force that can contain it and destroy it. Jornada
On a purely human level, good friends, I have to admit that the the late Carlos Abascal Carranza's analysis of Church-State relations, summarized by Jornada in 2005, is quite refreshing. Although I do indeed offer up to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary all of the vitriol that is sent my way for my own defense of the Social Reign of Christ the King and my insistence that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order, it is very inspiring to know that the truths of the Catholic Church Social Teaching have been defended far more ably and eloquently by others elsewhere in the Americas in recent decades, including those of unquestioned personal virtue who were indeed able to use the residual Catholicism extant in Our Lady's country, Mexico, to hold public office in order to seek to plant seeds for the restoration of Christendom. The late Carlos Abascal Carranza called democracy a "farce" (see
The Fraud of Voting). And it is clear that the late Carlos Abascal Carranza's 1973 legal thesis was aimed directly at the heart of Dignitatis Humanae. Someone fluent in Spanish would be doing a great service to Catholics worldwide by translating the text of that thesis into English.
Although Carlos Abascal Carranza's "practical" influence in Mexican politics was limited in its scope, he was nevertheless a defender of the Social Reign of Christ the King in a land where the very Mother of God herself appeared to seek the conversion of the entirety of the Americas to that Kingship of her Divine Son, the very land where thousands upon thousands of priests and consecrated religious and ordinary lay Catholics were put to death by the Masonic revolutionaries in the first decades of the Twentieth Century--with the full support and backing of the government of the United States of America from administrations of both organized crime families of naturalism (the Republicans and the Democrats). Carlos Abascal Carranza sought to plant a few seeds for the restoration of Christendom in a formerly Catholic country where the residue of the Faith is still strong in so many areas. That he was able to maintain the true Social Teaching of the Catholic Church despite the conciliar revolution is nothing other than a miracle of Our Lady's graces.
[Mind you, this discussion in support of the late Carlos Abascal Carranza's work in behalf of the Social Reign of Christ the King is not to indemnify any association that he maintained with the counterfeit church of conciliarism. That is for God alone to judge. It is clear, however, that Mr. Abascal Carranza was at odds with the conciliarism's apostate view of Church-State relations and defended most publicly the perennial teaching of the Catholic Church concerning the Social Reign of Christ the King. It took me long enough to see the truth of our ecclesiastical situation. And I would like to think that my own work in behalf of the Social Reign of Christ the King in the two decades before I did come to recognize that those who defect from the Faith cannot hold ecclesiastical office legitimately was not invalidated entirely because of my blindness. It would be wrong, I believe, to denigrate Mr. Abascal Carranza's work validating the perennial teaching of the Catholic Church because he did not see the truth of the ecclesiastical situation before he died.]
The Americas have had many great defenders of the Social Reign of Christ the King. One of the most famous was the late Gabriel Garcia Moreno, President of Ecuador in South America at the end of the Nineteenth Century. Consider the accomplishments, both spiritual and temporal, of this martyr for the Social Reign of Christ the King, during his second administration:
Built the Main Seminary in Quito and Minor Dioceses in Ibarra, Riombamba and Loja.
Brought the Mission Priests, called Lazarites, from France, so that they could be in charge of the Seminaries as teachers in the formation of the parish clergy.
Organized the arrival of inspectors of the existing regular orders that had been established since colonial times in the hopes of reforming convent life.
Brought the Sisters of Charity from France to manage the hospitals and orphanages.
Brought the Sisters of Providence from Belgium for the education and care of orphan girls.
Put the French Redemptorist Priests in charge of catechizing indigenous from the provinces of Chimborazo and Azuay in their native Quichua language.
Entrusted the care and education of prostitutes to the French nuns of the Good Shepherd.
Modernized the Studies of Medicine brining a surgeon and a clinical doctor from France to be professors in the Faculty.
Created the Maternity Hospital under the direction of a French obstetrician.
Began the famous Poly technical School bringing seven German Jesuit scholars as professors plus an Italian to teach the subjects of Architecture, Engineering, Machine Construction, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Metallurgy and Mining, Topography, Surveying, and Natural Sciences (Botany, Zoology, Geology, Meteorology, etc.).
Constructed in the center of La Alameda Park, the Astronomical Observatory, providing it with the most precise instruments of that time.
Established the Schools of Fine Arts and the National Conservatory of Music with Italian teachers and gave scholarships to Ecuadorian artists to go to Europe and perfect their knowledge.
Initiated literacy for adults in barracks, jails and penitentiaries.
Was the only governor to protest about the usurpation of the Pontifical States in 1871.
Adopted the Decimal Metric System that had just been established in France.
Established Standardized Schools for forming secular teachers, as well as indigenous teachers from Imbabura and Loja.
Began construction of the Southern Railroad, called from Haguachi, under the direction of Engineer Kelly.
Had the necessary material brought from Europe to set up telegraphic lines.
Constructed 400 kilometers of country roads and 300 kilometers of highway.
Ordered the dredging of the Guayas River and placing of lighthouses and buoys in the coasts to protect national navigation.
Had Eucalyptus seeds brought from Australia.
Created the Mortgage Bank for loans to farmers.
Had the great project of bringing Benedictine Priests for administering a Model Farm and an Agriculture School, in the Canchacoto plateau.
Projected the coming of ten thousands German Catholic families for colonizing the Amazon Region.
Signed the executive order on the Decree of the Consecration of the Republic to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Promulgated decrees of suppression for the vices of incest and alcoholism. (Francisco Salazar Alvarado, Encounter with History: Garcia Moreno, Catholic Leader of Latin America, published in the United States of America in 2006 by the Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success, pp. 88-89.)
You want a description of what Christendom, that is, the Social Reign of Christ the King, in today's world would look like, my friends? You have it right here. A concern for the spiritual welfare of citizens combined with an effort to improve the temporal conditions of these citizens in light of their Last End. This is the sort of Catholic vision that the naturalists, most of whom have never heard of Gabriel Garcia Moreno or his many accomplishments, mock and compare with the theocracies of the Protestant Revolt and Mohammedanism. This is the sort of Catholic vision that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI believes is impossible to restore as pluralism is, according to his own warped, Hegelian view of history, an "irreversible" fact of life. This is the sort of Catholic vision that should inspire us to reject the empty-headed naturalists of the false opposites of the "right" and the "left" as we seek to plant the seeds for the Social Reign of Christ the King in our own families, starting with Home Enthronement of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Gabriel Garcia Moreno secured Ecuador's Consecration to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. The land that had been favored two centuries before with the apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success to Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres was favored by the presidency of a man who understand that the hearts of his citizens had to beat in unison with the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus:
The Consecration of Ecuador to the Sacred Heart of Jesus filled his religious and political opposition with fury.
Jesuit Father Manuel Jose Proano had written to the President a letter suggesting the possibility of the consecration, and the President responded in a letter, demonstrating his parallel thoughts.
The following are excerpts of the letter:
"There can be no more plausible idea nor more agreeable in sentiments this idea that stimulates me to promote in all sense the prosperity and happiness of the country, whose government has been entrusted to me by Divine Providence, providing it with the highest moral and religious perfection, which calls us to the practical utterance of Catholicism. I recognize the faith of the Ecuadorian people; and that faith imposes on me, the sacred duty of conserving their deposit intact, even if it were at the cost of my own life. I do not fear men, because God is much higher!... And if, in that time, it was the undeniable duty of every sincere son of the Church, to confirm the faith of the heart with the most explicit, re-iterated and solemn utterances of the lips, this doubtlessly true in the present period, when still among the believing people, the endemic illness of the century is weakness of character. I am hated, I am abhorred; but I, in the observance of our Father, Jesus, recognize myself as unworthy of such glory. I do not fear men, then, but I say: Is Ecuador a worthy offering for the Heart of the God-Man?... The Heart is holy, immaculate; and have we achieved enough moralization of the peoples?... Have we sanctified the domestic home?... Does justice reign in the Forum, peace in the families, harmony among the citizens, fervor in the churches?... The Heart of Jesus is the throne of Wisdom: and do the Ecuadorian people accept all His teachings, are they docile and submissive to this Divine teaching, do they receive and accept lovingly His inspirations, do they refuse all the errors of the century and overcome all present perversion of ideas?...I do not fear men, but I fear that this country is still not a worthy offering for the Heart of Jesus Christ. We ask the Lord with fervent prayers to send us saintly missionaries, tireless apostles; that at least fifty priests who are charitable and zealous to travel throughout all the territory, visit our peoples, without leaving any corner untouched, teach and practice the Gospel, and convert, and then present a people purified with divine blood and pure hearts to God; then, we will raise a new Church to the Divine Heart..." (Francisco Salazar Alvarado, Encounter with History: Garcia Moreno, Catholic Leader of Latin America, published in the United States of America in 2006 by the Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success, pp. 94-96.)
You show me someone like this today, good readers, and I will gladly cast aside my noninfallible prudential decision to abstain from voting and indeed will work very hard for his election. The Catholicity expressed by the late Gabriel Garcia Moreno in this letter is what should resonate deep--and I mean very deep--into the heart and soul of every single Catholic on the face of this earth, including the "pluralistic" United States of America, as we refuse to make any compromise with the "errors of the century" and as we overcome with the graces sent to us by Our Lady "all present perversion of ideas."
Like Carlos Abascal Carranza's 1973 legal thesis, which was filled with the truths of the Holy Faith, the mind of Gabriel Garcia Moreno was filled only with Catholicism. Nothing else.
"There is no morality without Religion."
"All our small advances would be short-lived and untruthful, if we did not found the social order of our Republic on the Rock of the Catholic Church, always combated against yet always the conqueror."
"Our rapid progress will not serve for anything if the Republic does not advance daily in morality, in accordance with the reform of customs by the free action and salvation of the Catholic Church."
"I must confess, in all justice, that we owe everything to God, not only the growing prosperity of our small Republic, but also the means I employ for developing it, and even the desire that He has inspired me to work for HIs glory."
"Oh that God illuminate me, direct me in all things, and grant me the grace to die in defense of the Faith and Holy Church!"
"We will preserve the true Faith of our elders unharmed, even at the cost of our own life."
"The hope of every true Catholic must be founded, after God, on The Holy Virgin Mary."
"We who feel daily the effects of the continuous protection of Divine Providence; who see our incomes increased threefold in seventy-two percent, without new contributions, with actively continued spacious and comfortable communication roads, with public education developed progressively at all levels, with charitable organizations extended and multiplied to relieve the unfortunate and above all, with habits improved in accordance with the awakening of religious sentiment in the people, we are far from attributing to ourselves the merit we do not have, and recognize thankfully that we only owe to God the prosperity the Republic enjoys, since it constituted itself in 1869 as a Catholic nation."
"Hope would have abandoned me if I had not raised my eyes and heart to Heaven. . . ."
"The enemies of God and the Church can kill me; but GOD DOES NOT DIE!"
"If my enemies attack me for some crime I have committed, I ask their pardon and will try to mend my ways; but they conspire against me because I really love my Nation, because I try to save its most precious treasure--the Faith--, as I am and show myself to be the submissive son of the Church [...]; I must not, then, answer them any other thing than GOD DOES NOT DIE!"
"A true friend of liberty is he who tries to moralize his country; that he attempts to rectify social injustices and associates himself with good men to work tirelessly in favor of the Nation."
"The greatest enemies of our independence are licentiousness, demagogy and anarchy." (Francisco Salazar Alvarado, Encounter with History: Garcia Moreno, Catholic Leader of Latin America, published in the United States of America in 2006 by the Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success, pp. 99-101.)
Gabriel Garcia Moreno did indeed pay with his life for his efforts to make Catholicism the one and only foundation of personal and social order in Ecuador. What did he say to the machete-wielding assassin, Faustino Rayo, as he, Moreno, staggered from the blows to the head that he received on the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, August 6, 1875:
"GOD DOES NOT DIE!" (Francisco Salazar Alvarado, Encounter with History: Garcia Moreno, Catholic Leader of Latin America, published in the United States of America in 2006 by the Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success, p. 41.)
Gabriel Garcia Moreno's martyrdom in behalf of the Social Reign of Christ the King produced the Consecration of Ecuador to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the bishops of that country seventeen years later, in the year 1892. Paying homage to his fallen predecessor, President Luis Cordero Crespo ordered that a decree by the legislature of Ecuador also consecrated the country to the "Immaculate Heart of Mary, and recognizes the August Mother of God as the sublime Queen, Most Beloved Mother and special protector of this Republic" that was passed on August 5, 1892, be executed on August 6, 1892, the seventeenth anniversary of Gabriel Garcia Moreno's martyrdom. The Apostle of the Social Reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Ecuador won from eternity the consecration of his beloved country to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Our Lady has given us many defenders of the Social Reign of Christ the King in the Americas. The late Carlos Abascal Carranza, whose immortal soul should be kept in our prayers, was one of these. He reiterated some of the themes of that thesis just a week before his death three days ago, Tuesday, December 2, 2008. Gabriel Garcia Moreno was another. And so was the late Father Miguel Augustin Pro, S.J., who was put to death by the Masonic revolutionaries in Mexico on November 23 1927, saying to the members of the firing squad after he had kissed his Crucifix and "stood with his arms outstretched in the form of a cross:"
"May God have mercy on you. May God bless you. Lord, You now that I am innocent. With all my heart, I forgive my enemies." As the gendarmes rook aim, in a firm, clear voice, he spoke his last words: "Viva Cristo Rey!"--"Long live Christ the King." (Ann Ball, [Blessed] Miguel Pro: 20th Century American Martyr, TAN Books and Publishers, 1996, p. 80.)
Can Our Lady can on you and on me to be willing to lay down our lives in behalf of the Social Reign of Christ the King? Can Our Lady count on us to make reparation of our sins and those of the whole world by offering to her Immaculate Heart with love and with joy all of our prayers and sufferings and humiliations and calumnies and mortifications and penances for the re-conversion of the Americas to the Catholic Faith? Can Our Lady count on us to pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit to the see the reign of error and deceit, foisted upon us by the forces of the Protestant Revolt and the rise of Judeo-Masony with which the counterfeit church of conciliarism has made its "reconciliation," will end sooner rather than later as a result of the fulfillment of her Fatima Message?
Let us be inspired by the exemplars of the Social Reign of Christ the King in our own hemisphere to do no less than they were willing to do: to live and to die as Catholics who make no compromises with the errors of Modernity and Modernism.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Peter Chrysologus, pray for us.
Saint Barbara, pray for us.
Saint Sabbas, pray for us.
Saint Nicholas of Myra, pray for us.
Saint Ambrose, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?