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           December 3, 2010

Memo To Patrick Quinn (and Charles Bernard Rangel, too!)

by Thomas A. Droleskey

Patrick Joseph Quinn III has been the Governor of the State of Illinois from time that he replaced his predecessor, George Jetson, also known as Rod Blagojevich, on January 29, 2009, after "Blago" had been impeached by the Illinois State House of Representatives on January 9, 2009, and convicted by the Illinois State Senate on January 29, 2009, by a vote of 59-0 on charges of corruption and official misconduct of his gubernatorial office. The very name Patrick Joseph Quinn should tell us that the man who was re-elected on November 2, 2010, by the grand margin of 19,000 votes out of nearly 3.7 million votes cast, is a fine son of Saint Patrick, a devoted son of Holy Mother Church who would prefer death itself to betraying the cause of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen.

Alas, Patrick Joseph Quinn III, born on December 16, 1948, is an "Esau," to borrow from Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort's metaphor that was cited yesterday in In Ways That Baffle the Minds of "Modern" Men, part two, who a political son of the Irish apostate, the late United States Senator Edward Moore Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), whose legacy of statism and support for baby-killing and perversity did not matter when he was accorded great accolades by conciliar officials after his death on August 25, 2010 (see Another Victim of Americanism; Behold The Free Rein Given to Error; Behold The Free Rein Given to Error; Unfortunate Enough to Be A Baby; Unfortunate Enough to Be A Baby; Beacon of Social Justice?; Spotlight On The Ordinary; What's Good For Teddy Is Good For Benny; Sean O'Malley: Coward and Hypocrite: More Rationalizations and Distortions). Patrick Joseph Quinn III, "landslide Paddy," perhaps you can call him, is just another pro-death, pro-perversity Catholic who remains in perfectly good standing in the counterfeit church of concilairism even though his conciliar "bishop," Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, has reprimanded him for vowing to sign into law a bill that "legalizes" "civil unions" in the State of Illinois:

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, December 2, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Brushing off the objections of his Catholic bishop, the governor of Illinois has vowed to sign into law a bill that the Senate passed Wednesday, allowing same-sex couples to receive marriage-like benefits.

The Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Unions Act, first introduced in the legislature in 2007, bestows upon couples seeking civil union status “the obligations, responsibilities, protections, and benefits afforded or recognized by the law of Illinois to spouses.” The state House approved the measure the day before the Senate followed suit with a 32 to 24 vote.

Benefits conferred on homosexual couples registered as civil unions include property rights, pension benefits, and legal guardianship of children, among others. Visitation rights in nearly every hospital in the U.S. have already been granted to homosexual couples through President Obama’s executive order.

Governor Pat Quinn, who is a Catholic, called the bill’s victory “a great day for the people of Illinois, for the family of Illinois,” and dismissed criticism from Springfield bishop Thomas Paprocki. Paprocki on Wednesday had challenged Quinn for stating that “my religious faith animates me” to support the civil unions bill, responding: “He did not say what religious faith that would be, but it certainly is not the Catholic faith.”

“If the governor wishes to pursue a secular agenda for political purposes, that is his prerogative for which he is accountable to the voters,” continued the bishop. “But if he wishes to speak as a Catholic, then he is accountable to Catholic authority, and the Catholic Church does not support civil unions or other measures that are contrary to the natural moral law.”

When told of the bishop’s comments, Quinn reportedly shrugged, saying: “I follow my conscience. I think everyone should do that. I think that’s the most important thing to do in life, and my conscience is not kicking me in the shins today.”

The Catholic bishops in Illinois had called on the Illinois General Assembly to vote down the bill last month. “Everyone has a right to marry, but no one has the right to change the nature of marriage,” they stated. They also criticized passage of the bill during a lame-duck session with little public debate.

Homosexualist groups are hailing the passage of the bill, calling it an “important step” closer to same-sex “marriage” in the state. (Illinois passes gay civil unions bill; Catholic Gov. to ‘follow conscience’ and sign.)


"Bishop" Paprocki is certainly correct when he states that it is not the Catholic Faith that motivates Governor Patrick Joseph Quinn III's "conscience." Unfortunately for "Bishop" Paprocki, it is not part of the Catholic Faith for men in public life who support two of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance to remain in good standing in her maternal bosom. Such men are notorious public sinners who are reaffirming others to use their own malformed consciences to offend God and to wound their own immortal souls while undermining the very fabric of social order. Patrick Joseph Quinn III is so steeped in the sloganeering of the sophism to which he is attached that he has probably never read these words of Pope Leo XIII that contradict his efforts to seek refuge by making "advertence" to his conscience and his religious beliefs:

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.)


Patrick Joseph Quinn is an apostate. Apostates are, however, fully welcome in the "big tent" that is the One World Ecumenical Church of conciliarism unless, of course, they dissent on certain points on secular history and/or point out that conciliarism itself is in se apostasy. Everyone else, including "Archbishop" Robert Zollitsch of the Archdiocese of Freiburg, Germany, who has denied publicly that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died on the wood of the Holy Cross in atonement for our sins and the "activists" at Most Holy Redeemer Church in San Francisco, California, who promote and celebrate their immersion in perverse sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments (see More Scandal at Most Holy Redeemer Church), is perfectly welcome even though they might get a rap on the knuckles from conciliar authorities now and again. Such is not the Catholic Church.

Patrick Joseph Quinn III is an ordinary Catholic in the conciliar structures, a man who has been convinced that the "can make up his own mind" about matters contained in the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law. This betrays a real lack of a sense of the horror of personal sin as it is one thing to treat the erring sinner with kindness while at the same time condemning any and all acts of violence against him for promoting his sinful choices. It is quite another to dismiss the effects that "private" sins have upon social order as it is impossible to maintain a just social order if human beings are at war with the Most Blessed Trinity by means of persisting in grave sins, no less those that cry out to Heaven for vengeance:

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.)


In order to once again help readers--and perhaps Governor Quinn himself if one of the eleven readers left on this site cares to forward this article to him--to combat the sloganeering and sentimentality that are used to promote the agenda of perversity, perhaps even by some of our own family members and friends and associates, permit me to summarize some salient points that are simply simple statements of Catholic truth that are not open to debate and from which no one can dissent unless a person can prove that he is not a contingent being (that is a person who has created himself) and that is body is not destined one day for the corruption of the grave until the General Resurrection on the Last Day:

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.


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.


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.

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.


Any questions, Patrick Quinn?

Patrick Joseph Quin III ought to familiarize himself with what the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen about those who consider themselves so "tolerant" of "diversity" as they seek to take cowardly refuge by claiming to be people of "conscience" when the truth is that they are moral cowards who are afraid to stand fast in behalf of the truths of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law that have been entrusted by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to His Catholic Church for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication:

"America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance. It is not. It is suffering from tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so much overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded.....In the face of this broadmindedness, what the world needs is intolerance." (Fulton Sheen's "A Plea for Intolerance," 1931)


Got that, Patrick Joseph Quinn III? Tolerance? We can never be tolerant of the open promotion of sin under cover of the civil law and throughout the nooks and crannies about what passes for "popular culture."

Does Patrick Joseph Quin III or anyone else out there who has "no problem" with perverse sins against nature and/or are concerned only about bestowing "marriage 'rights'" upon those steeped in such perversion and their public exhibition understand what God did to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha?

And he said to him: Behold also in this, I have heard thy prayers, not to destroy the city for which thou hast spoken. Make haste and be saved there, because I cannot do any thing till thou go in thither. Therefore the name of that city was called Segor. The sun was risen upon the earth, and Lot entered into Segor. And the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrha brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he destroyed these cities, and all the country about, all the inhabitants of the cities, and all things that spring from the earth.

And his wife looking behind her, was turned into a statue of salt. And Abraham got up early in the morning and in the place where he had stood before with the Lord, He looked towards Sodom and Gomorrha, and the whole land of that country: and he saw the ashes rise up from the earth as the smoke of a furnace. Now when God destroyed the cities of that country, remembering Abraham, he delivered Lot out of the destruction of the cities wherein he had dwelt. (Genesis 19: 21-29.)


Does Patrick Joseph Quinn III or anyone else in public life who is "tolerant" of a "lifestyle" that was responsible for the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha understand that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, He Who suffered unspeakable horrors in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death because of each one of our own sins, warned the Apostles that those who rejected their preaching in His Holy Name would suffer a worse fate than the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha, meaning that He, the very Second Person of the Blessed Trinity made Man in the Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, at the Annunciation was ratifying the historical truth of the destruction of these cities where unnatural vice was practiced and promoted openly?

And into whatsoever city or town you shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there abide till you go thence. And when you come into the house, salute it, saying: Peace be to this house. And if that house be worthy, your peace shall come upon it; but if it be not worthy, your peace shall return to you. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words: going forth out of that house or city shake off the dust from your feet. Amen I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. (Matthew 10: 11-15.)


Any questions, Mister Governor?

While we are it, it might be wise to add a word of two about Patrick Joseph Quinn III's unrepentant support for baby-killing under cover of the civil law. These words come from Pope Pius XI, who wrote the following in Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930, just about eighty years ago now:

Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the duty of public authority by appropriate laws and sanctions to defend the lives of the innocent, and this all the more so since those whose lives are endangered and assailed cannot defend themselves. Among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother's womb. And if the public magistrates not only do not defend them, but by their laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors or of others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cried from earth to Heaven. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930.)


There will be no using the false refuge of "my religious faith" when you have to answer to Christ the King for betraying the innocent preborn to death at the hands of doctors and others, Governor Quinn, as God is indeed the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cried from earth to Heaven. You know better, Governor Quinn. You graduated from eighth grade at Saint Isaac Jogues School in 1962 or 1963, depending upon when you started Kindergarten, whether in 1953 or 1954. You were taught the Catholic Faith better, Governor Quinn, before you were corrupted by the bad example of others Catholics in public life who have been able to maintain their own "good standing" in the conciliar structures despite supporting grave moral evils under cover of the civil law. I will also append, as I have in other articles, citations that prove you and your fellow Esaus stand against all of the witness of Catholic truth and even against that of many pagans who only had access to the Natural Law.

You can rationalize all you want, Governor Quinn. There is no getting around the terrible, terrible fate that awaits you at the moment of your Particular Judgment if you not repent of your crimes against God and men and take seriously these words written by Pope Leo XIII in Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890:

But in this same matter, touching Christian faith, there are other duties whose exact and religious observance, necessary at all times in the interests of eternal salvation, become more especially so in these our days. Amid such reckless and widespread folly of opinion, it is, as We have said, the office of the Church to undertake the defense of truth and uproot errors from the mind, and this charge has to be at all times sacredly observed by her, seeing that the honor of God and the salvation of men are confided to her keeping. But, when necessity compels, not those only who are invested with power of rule are bound to safeguard the integrity of faith, but, as St. Thomas maintains: "Each one is under obligation to show forth his faith, either to instruct and encourage others of the faithful, or to repel the attacks of unbelievers." To recoil before an enemy, or to keep silence when from all sides such clamors are raised against truth, is the part of a man either devoid of character or who entertains doubt as to the truth of what he professes to believe. In both cases such mode of behaving is base and is insulting to God, and both are incompatible with the salvation of mankind. This kind of conduct is profitable only to the enemies of the faith, for nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good. Moreover, want of vigor on the part of Christians is so much the more blameworthy, as not seldom little would be needed on their part to bring to naught false charges and refute erroneous opinions, and by always exerting themselves more strenuously they might reckon upon being successful. After all, no one can be prevented from putting forth that strength of soul which is the characteristic of true Christians, and very frequently by such display of courage our enemies lose heart and their designs are thwarted. Christians are, moreover, born for combat, whereof the greater the vehemence, the more assured, God aiding, the triumph: "Have confidence; I have overcome the world." Nor is there any ground for alleging that Jesus Christ, the Guardian and Champion of the Church, needs not in any manner the help of men. Power certainly is not wanting to Him, but in His loving kindness He would assign to us a share in obtaining and applying the fruits of salvation procured through His grace.

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. (Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890.)


What applies to Governor Quinn applies also, of course, to the now censured United States Representative Charles Bernard Rangel, a Catholic who has maintained his good standing in the conciliar structures despite being a Freemason who supports baby-killing and perversity under cover of the civil law, who believes that "history" will judge him better than his House colleagues did yesterday, Thursday, December 2, 2010, the Feast of Saint Bibiana:

Mr. Rangel asked for a minute to address his colleagues after the censure was read. “I know in my heart I am not going to be judged by this Congress,” he said. “I’ll be judged by my life in its entirety.” (House Votes Rare Censure of Rangel in Ethics Case.)


Just in case you missed it, Mister Representative, you will be judged by Christ the King as one who has betrayed the innocent preborn to death at the hands of doctors and others, not on your own rationalizations and sense of self-importance and entitlement and self-pity:

Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the duty of public authority by appropriate laws and sanctions to defend the lives of the innocent, and this all the more so since those whose lives are endangered and assailed cannot defend themselves. Among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother's womb. And if the public magistrates not only do not defend them, but by their laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors or of others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cried from earth to Heaven. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930.)


We must redouble our own efforts in prayer and sacrifice and penance and fasting and mortification to plant the seeds as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for the restoration of Christendom, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit in reparation for our many sins, each of which has wounded Our Lord once in time and wounds His Church Militant on earth today, and those of the whole world:

Francisco Marto spent long hours in church to console the "good God." So must we:

With his sister Jacinta and his cousin Lucia, he had been blessed with three appearances by an Angel, and six by Our Lady.

At his third appearance, the Angel said to these three young shepherd children: "Console your God". These words impressed Francisco very deeply, and guided his whole life. He wanted to be the "Consoler of Jesus". He felt most hurt when he saw Jesus offended, and his ideal was to give Him consolation. He wanted to avoid sin, and others to avoid it, to save his Saviour sadness. He made very sacrifice he could to give consolation to Jesus. To do this he would stay along for long hours in church, or hide himself in some lonely place. Shortly before he died, he said "In haven I'm going to console Our Lord and Our Lady very much." (Holy Card of Francisco Marto.)


Anyone who thinks that he is "consoling" Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ while he remains "neutral" about or supportive of any of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance is deceiving himself quite possibly to the point of his own eternal perdition, Such a person is in need of our prayers, to be sure. However, such a person is a proximate source of social chaos, not an instrument of justice founded in the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law. Sloganeering and sentimentality do not secure one's salvation. Indeed, they are instruments of the devil to lead sloganeers and sentimentalists into Hell as they take many others with them.

Pray very hard for the conversions of apostate Catholics such as Patrick Joseph Quinn III and Charles Bernard Rangel and others who remain in "good standing" in a sect of apostasy that considers the only real excommunicable crime to be adherence to the immutable Catholic Faith and the perennial glories of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition wherein that Faith is best protected and transmitted to the faithful as God Himself is given the fitting worship that is His due and thus a refusal to recognize apostates as having any authority from God other than to repent of their own crimes that wind up enabling civil potentates such as Messrs. Quinn and Ranger, et al.

Conscious of making reparation for our own sins, which, although forgiven and thus no longer exist, are in need of our making satisfaction here in this passing, mortal vale of tears before we die, may our Rosaries each day help lift the scales from the likes of the confused Catholics and non-Catholics in public life, thereby hastening their return or conversion to the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true or lasting social order.

Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!

Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.


Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.

Saint Francis Xavier, pray for us.

See also: A Litany of Saints


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