Men Sin Wantonly, the Earth Rumbles and the Winds Blow
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Strong winds toppled the rigging and trusses that held a canopy over a concrete stage at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Saturday, August 13, 2011, before a man and woman "country music" group that calls itself "Sugarland" was to take the stage, killing six people. Five were killed immediately. Another two members of the audience died later, one from wounds incurred and the other because a twenty-four year-old girl's parents took unspecified measures to her death in order to make her body parts available for transplantation. In other words, this young girl was killed as vital body organs can only be taken from a living human being. Without minimizing the tragedy for the families whose relatives died on August 13, 2011, it is, of course, very sad that Americans are so eager for their bread and circuses that they consider "country rock," performed in suggestive manner by two performers who are married other people, worthy of their support, no less their attendance. This is no way to approach the Particular Judgment, which can, of course, occur at any time and for which we must be prepared at all times.
A similar end to the lives of three people took place at what is called the "Pukkelpop Festival" in Hasselt, Belgium, when a tent a violent wind and hail storm blew over a tent and giant video screens and other heavy equipment as trees were uprooted. Seventy-one people were injured in addition to the three who were killed.
A strong storm interrupted an address being given by false "pontiff," Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, at the spectacle of sacrilege, indecency, heterodoxy and vulgarity known as "World Youth Day 2011" in Madrid, Spain, on Saturday evening, August 20, 2011. Although I had thought about linking to an anti-sedevacantist website that features a variety of salacious photographs that capture the true spirit of this gathering of the fruit of the doctrinal and liturgical revolutions, I will do so as we do not need to "see" those things that are incentives to sin. It is enough to know that nothing has changed about this social gathering of lost souls during the reign of the "pope" who we keep being told is "restoring Tradition." Those who believe this have no concept of the honor and glory and majesty of God and the good of souls. Ratzinger/Benedict himself has none. He would refuse to dignity such an event with his presence. He is incapable of even admitting for one single moment that the strong winds that interrupted his speech might just have been from God as an admonition against him and his falsehoods and the multiple offenses being given to Him at that event by clergy and laity alike.
The earth rumbled on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, in places along the East Coast of the United States of America where major earthquakes occur rarely, although minor temblors happen there more frequently than most people realize. This one, which registered 5.8 on the Richter scale and was centered near Louisa and Mineral, Virginia, about one hundred miles southwest of Washington, District of Columbia. Federal workers in the nation's capital scurried onto the streets when the earthquake occurred. Some damage was done to the top of the Washington Monument, built by Freemasons to honor a Freemason, and the tip of a spire of the so-called "National Cathedral," which is under the control of the heretical and schismatic "Protestant Episcopal Church" in the United States of America.
Here is a photograph of some of the artifacts destroyed as the tip of the spire collapsed to the ground below:
God takes His time, but He is just. He will not be mocked by sacrilegious liturgical rites, no matter whether they are staged in His Holy Name by those accepted by almost everyone around the world save for about one hundred thousand mostly warring Catholics as clergymen of the Catholic Church or by non-Catholics who claim to be Christian "ministers" or by those who deny the Sacred Divinity of His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Remember, the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi was severely damaged on September 26, 1997, just one month shy of eleven years following the first so-called "World Day of Prayer for Peace" that culminated in the following scene that demonstrates the utter disregard that the not-so-blessed Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II had for the binding precepts of the First Commandment:
God will not be mocked. Sins must be punished. God chooses a variety of ways to punish us errant, recidivist, ungrateful sinners. The elements of the earth are themselves disturbed by human sins as they are part of the Order of Creation (Nature) whose perfect balance was rent asunder as a result of Original Sin.
I would entreat you, however, to consider how Our
Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself told Mother Mariana de
Jesus Torres that the sins of men in Ecuador, a country favored with the
visits of Our Lady of Good Success and ruled for twelve years (1859 to
1865 and 1869 to the time of assassination in 1875) by that great
exemplar of the Social Reign of Christ the King, Gabriel Garcia Moreno,
would diminish the luster of the sunsets in that country on the equator:
She saw that when this would happen, the beautiful
dawn that each morning would break forth with refulgence over this
land--so enchantingly spectacular that some persons would rise at
daybreak just to see the day break--would lose some of its brilliance.
Thus does earth reflect Heaven, and the earth's beauty and vitality
diminish with sin and infidelity to grace. This favor of beautiful dawns
should cease, Mother Mariana was given to understand, because the
Republic [of Ecuador, which was then only a Spanish colony] would become
corrupt and ungrateful for the benefits it received from God. (Marian
Therese Horvat, Ph.D., Stories and Miracles of Our Lady of Good Success, Tradition in Action, Inc., 2002, p. 68.)
Men must quit their sins and repent of them in the
Sacred Tribunal of Penance. They must treat each other as they would
treat Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Who was made Flesh in
Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb, where He spent nine months
growing to the point of His Nativity in poverty and anonymity in
Bethlehem on Christmas Day. No one can say--that he loves Our Lord and
yet supports His dismemberment mystically in the persons of innocent
preborn children. And it is impossible to provide for any element of
the common temporal good on an enduring basis as long as the innocent
preborn are attacked with legal impunity, as long as the Sovereignty of
God over the sanctity and fecundity of marriage is denied by means of
contraception, as long as perversity is promoted under the slogans of
"diversity" and "human rights," as long as men live as though there is
no true Church and that they do not have to face Christ the King as
their Judge at the moment of their Particular Judgments.
Men cannot sin wantonly without realizing terrible chastisements from God.
Saint Alphonsus de Liguori made this clear in Preparation for Death:
The Lord does not wish us to be lost; and therefore, by
the threat of chastisement, he unceasingly exhorts us to a change of
life. Except you will be converted, He will brandish His sword. Behold,
he says in another place, how many, because they would not cease to
offend me, have met with a sudden death, when they were least expecting
it, and were living in peace, secure of a life of many years. For whey
they shall say: Peace and security: then shall sudden destruction come
upon them. Again he says: Unless you shall do penance, you shall
likewise perish. Why so many threats of chastisements before the
execution of vengeance? It is because he wishes that we amend
our lives, and thus avoid an unhappy death. "He," says Saint Augustine,
"who tells you to beware, does not wish to take away your life." It is
necessary, then, to prepare our accounts before the day of account
arrives. Dearly beloved Christians, were you to die, and were your lot
for eternity to be decided before night would your accounts be ready?
Oh! how much would you give to obtain from God another year or month, or
even another day, to prepare for judgment? Why then do yo not now, that
God gives you this time, settle the accounts of your conscience?
Perhaps is cannot happen that this shall be the last day for you? Delay
not to be converted to the Lord, and defer it not from day to day; for
His wrath shall come on a sudden, and in a the time of vengeance He will
destroy thee. My brother, to save your soul you must give up your sin.
"If then you must renounce it at some time, why do you not abandon it at
this moment?" says Saint Augustine. Perhaps you are waiting till death
arrives? But for obstinate sinners, the hour of death is the time, not
of pardon, but of vengeance. In the time of vengeance He will destroy
Our Lady explained Our Lady of La Salette told Melanie Calvat and
about the terrible effects of sin in the world on September 19, 1846:
The Church will be in eclipse, the world will be
in dismay. But now Enoch and Eli will come, filled with the Spirit of
God. They will preach with the might of God, and men of good will will
believe in God, and many souls will be comforted. They will make great
steps forward through the power of the Holy Spirit and will condemn the
devilish lapses of the Antichrist. Woe to the inhabitants of the
earth! There will be bloody wars and famines, plagues and infectious
diseases. It will rain with a fearful hail of animals. There will be
thunderstorms which will shake cities, earthquakes which will swallow up
countries. Voices will be heard in the air. Men will beat their heads
against walls, call for their death, and on another side death will be
their torment. Blood will flow on all sides. Who will be the
victor if God does not shorten the length of the test? At the blood, the
tears and prayers of the righteous, God will relent. Enoch and Eli will
be put to death. Pagan Rome will disappear. The fire of Heaven will
fall and consume three cities. All the universe will be struck with
terror and many will let themselves be lead astray because they have not
worshipped the true Christ who lives among them. It is time; the sun is
darkening; only faith will survive.
is the time; the abyss is opening. Here is the King of Kings of
darkness, here is the Beast with his subjects, calling himself the
Savior of the world. He will rise proudly into the air to go to Heaven.
He will be smothered by the breath of the Archangel Saint Michael. He
will fall, and the earth, which will have been in a continuous series of
evolutions for three days, will open up its fiery bowels; and he will
have plunged for all eternity with all his followers into the
everlasting chasms of hell. And then water and fire will purge the earth
and consume all the works of men's pride and all will be renewed. God
will be served and glorified."
As recorded in The Mystical City of God, Our
Lady explained to the Venerable Mary of Agreda, the earth itself will
be shaken of the work of the devil to inspire us to commit unrepentant
after unrepentant sin, and that she, Our Lady, will make possible our
salvation by her perfect fiat to the will of God the Father at the
"Woe to the earth, and to the sea, because the
devil is come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a
short time." Woe to the earth, where so many sins and such wickedness
shall be perpetuated! Woe to the sea, which refused to pour forth its
floods and annihilate the transgressors at the sight of so great
offenses against its Creator, and to avenge the insults against its
Maker and Lord! But more woe to the profound and raging sea of those
that follow the demon, after he had descended in their midst in order to
war against them with great wrath and with such unheard of cruelty! It
is the wrath of the most ferocious dragon, and greater than that of the
devouring lion (I Pet. 5, 8), who attempts to annihilate all creation
and to whom all the days of the world seem a short time to execute his
fury. Such is his hunger and thirst to do damage to mortals, that all
the days of their life do not satisfy him, for they come to an end,
whereas he desires eternal ages, if possible, in order to wage war
against the sons of God. But incomparably greater than against all
others is his rage against that most blessed Woman, who was to crush his
head (Gen. 3, 15).
How can there not be "woe to the earth, and to the sea" when men sin so wantonly, when multinational corporations are so driven by the insanity of their Talmudic-Calvinist-Masonic "bottom line" profit margin that American manufacturing jobs are shipped overseas, especially to Red China, to exploit low-paid, if not slave-labor, workers to manufacture practically everything that is sold in this country and around the world?
How can there not be "woe to the earth, and to the sea" when men in those multinational corporations enjoy their ill-gotten gains by living in the lap of utter material luxury and decadence as they hire Americans to sell the substandard--and sometimes quite dangerous to our health---Red Chinese-manufactured goods that are mega stores (Walmart, Target) for wages that are so meager in order to "cut costs" and, it should be noted, to keep their own wage-slaves on the "credit merry-go-round" to purchase appliances and computers and other "big ticket" items made in Red China?
How can there not be "woe to the earth, and to the sea" when the Vice President of the United States of America, the notorious plagiarist and nefarious Catholic pro-abortion and pro-perversity Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., says nothing when giving a speech in Red China to criticize the Red Chinese's one-child-per-family that still results in the forged surgical assassination of innocent preborn children in a land where aborted babies are served as a delicacy in soup and political prisoners and others in Red Chinese prisons are often dissected alive so that their body parts may be sold on the international black market for such body parts? (For a review of some commentary about Biden's cowardice in Red China and his subsequent backtracking remarks, see Biden's Human-Rights Blunder and Biden: 1-child policy is 'repugnant', which is a very interesting assertion when you consider the fact that Biden consistently voted to fund the United Nations Population Fund--UNFPA, which has been fully supportive of the coercive Red Chinese population policies, which have included forced sterilization in addition to forced abortions, when he served in the United States Senate for thirty-six years.)
How can there not be "woe to the earth, and to the sea" when the government of the United States of America attacks and invades sovereign nations, overthrowing regimes said to be "threats" to their own people and to the world-at-large while enabling the mass murder of human beings in this country and coddling the most murderous nation on earth, Red China, in which the corporate robber barons who contribute to campaigns of the leaders of both major organized crime families of naturalism in this country as they also fund Planned Parenthood and related organizations, thereby depriving themselves of future workers and customers. Who cares that the countries that are destabilized by American intervention (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya) turn into bloody messes as believing Mohammedans seize power and then engage in warfare upon their "liberators" and each other? We must export the "American way" that is bringing so many chastisements upon this country at the present time to other lands who are not been privileged to experience "this way" first hand. (Please see "Victory" in Libya for a naturalist's commentary on the fact that "victory" in Libya, accomplished without Congressional authorization and without a just need there was no threat to American national security, will be as dangerous to the imperial Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus as it was to Caesar Emeritus Georgii Bushus Ignoramus.)
God will not be mocked.
Those in the counterfeit church of conciliarism who defy anathematized propositions and break the First and Second Commandments and teach untruths to Catholics and non-Catholics alike mock God.
Those who exercise political power in the nooks and crannies of governmental systems founded on false, naturalistic, religiously indifferentist, anti-Incarnational and semi-Pelagian principles mock God as they present themselves to us as demigods whose every decision must be obeyed without question lest one be called a "terrorist" or, in the case of the naturalists of the false opposite of the "right," "unpatriotic."
Those who control what is called "popular culture" mock God by polluting our souls in numerous ways, insidiously placing their foul words, sounds and images on our billboards, in the supermarkets and other stores where we shop, in restaurants and, for those foolish enough to own a television and to watch contemporary programming, in what is called "entertainment" right at home (please see Still Nothing Super About the Super Bowl and King George III Is Looking Pretty Good These Days).
There are others who mock God as well and, truth be told, almost as frequently.
These others who mock God believe, as do the merchants of conciliar and social evil, that they are doing good, that they are virtuous and that things are all right with God for them.
These others who mock God consider most others to be beneath them.
These others who mock God think everyone else is uncharitable except themselves.
These others who mock God go to Confession regularly, perhaps even every week.
These others who mock God receive Holy Communion regularly.
These others who mock God spend time before the Blessed Sacrament when they are able.
These others who mock God pray at least one set of mysteries of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary every day.
These others who mock God read about the lives of the saints as they believe that they are serious about pursuing the path to the heights of personal sanctity.
Who are these other people?
Look in the mirror.
To quote a cartoon strip from the 1960s that was written at the height of the Vietnam War and was also used to convey an urgency to the nonexistent "environmental crisis, "We have met the enemy, and they are us."
If we wonder why the earth rumbles and the winds blow so strongly and record heat and snowfall seems to get worse with each passing year, do not blame the junk science fiction of "global warming." Look in the mirror. We are in need of chastisement. Each of us is responsible, at least to a greater or lesser extent, for the state of the Church Militant on earth and that of the world-at-large.
The only possible advantage that we might have over the lords of Modernity in the world and Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism, most of whom cannot plead invincible ignorance of the lies that they tell, is that we have the possibility of reforming our lives in cooperation with the graces won for us by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.
While we pray for those on the East Coast to be kept safe from the expected effects of Hurricane Irene as it moves up the Atlantic Ocean in the next few days, let us remember to take precautions in our own lives to be kept safe for the moment of a sudden death, which can occur at any time. We have much for which to make reparation as many of us, myself included, have participated in various, if not all, aspects of the harms of naturalism that are very responsible for enticing men to sin and thus disturbing even the natural elements of the earth and the sky and the sea more and more and more with every passing year.
It will be when we get serious about cooperating with Sanctifying and Actual Grace that whatever seeds we plant for the conversion of men and their nations to o the Catholic Faith can bear good fruit so that that their constitutions will truly bind them together and serve legitimate national interests as civil leaders seek to pursue the common temporal good in light of the 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. We must remember that, as Pope Saint Pius X noted in Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906, "the civil power must not only place no obstacle in the way of this conquest, but must aid us in effecting it." It will be only then that civil constitutions will serve the interests of men in this life because they seek to serve God through His Catholic Church as our mater and magister exercises the Social Reign of Christ the King, only then that we will have civil rulers who, like Saint Louis IX and Saint Wenceslaus and Saint Edward and Saint Casimir and Saint Canute and Saint Stephen of Hungary and Saint Henry the Emperor, will humble themselves on their knees before the King's Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament rather than appear to be above the laws of God and man.
And in order for this to occur as the fruit of Our Lady's Fatima Message and the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart, we must lead the way with sincere and humble contrition for our sins and a firm purpose of amendment as we, consecrated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, make use of the ineffable Mercy of the Divine Redeemer, Christ the King, in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance as often as we can (and, for those who are without a true priest to hear their confessions and give them Absolution, making sure to pray to Our Lady for the grace of having true and perfection contrition for our sins in the hope of getting to Confession one day as God makes this Sacrament available to them).
What are we waiting for?
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.
Pope Saint Zephrinus, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints