by Thomas A. Droleskey
The decision of the Supreme Court of the State of California by a vote of four justices to three in In Re Marriage Cases to overturn the State of California's ban (enacted by the State Legislature in 1977 and reaffirmed in a popular referendum in the year 2000) on granting "marriage" licenses to those engaged in unrepentant acts of perversity in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments is causing a firestorm of a controversy. This firestorm is one that is tailor-made for naturalists of the "left" and for naturalists of the "right," each of whom will be in full and complete agreement on one essential point while they disagree about the nature of marriage: the battles in this part of the "culture wars" will be fought on naturalistic terms with no reference whatsoever made to the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted exclusively to the authority of the Catholic Church that He himself founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication.
Even most Catholics, no matter where they have situated themselves across the ecclesiastical divide during this time of apostasy and betrayal, will seek to avoid speaking and writing in denominationally Catholic terms in order to seek to appeal to garner the widest possible support for a ballot initiative to overturn yesterday's decision of the Supreme Court of California in In Re Marriage Cases. Naturalistic political strategies will be devised to oppose the California Supreme Court's decision. Professional fund-raising efforts will be undertaken by various Catholic and Protestant and Orthodox and even some Mohammedan and Orthodox Talmudic Jewish organizations. Each will speak naturalistically, referring to God, if they refer to Him at all, only generically as would suit any member of a Masonic lodge. All manner of sins will be committed against the virtue of Modesty as well-meaning Catholics speak in the most graphic terms--and in front of children after Mass offered in fully traditional venues, thank you--denounce the California Supreme Court decision without realizing that their immodest speech is contributing to the coarsening of culture and the robbing of their own children and grandchildren of the innocence and purity to which they are entitled.
One will not find too many, if any, Catholics who will have access to the "mainstream" media in the next six months saying these simple words that need to be spoken clearly and forcefully:
"Perversity is opposed to nature. It is proscribed by the binding precepts of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments. Each man must subordinate his mind and will at all times in accord with the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as they have been entrusted to the Catholic Church by the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity made Man in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of God the Holy Ghost at the Annunciation. Each nation must subordinate its public policies in all that pertains to the good of souls to that same Deposit of Faith. The reason that we are even discussing the absurdity of using the word "marriage" in relation to a false "union" between members of the same gender who are engaged in wanton, unrepentant perverse acts in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments.
"While Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has great compassion for each of us erring sinners, He does not reaffirm sinners in their sins. He wants us to repent of our sins, reforming our lives on a daily basis in cooperation with the graces that He won for us by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, the Mediatrix of All Graces. Our Lord wants us to make a good, integral auricular Confession of our sins to a true bishop or a true priest, resolving to sin no more in order to receive Absolution, thereby intent from that point forward to make reparation for our sins--and those of the whole world-to His own Most Sacred Heart through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
"No one who promotes the very thing--sin--that caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer in His Sacred Humanity and caused Seven Swords of Sorrow to be thrust through and through His Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart can say that He loves Our Lord or loves others. True love for others wills their good, the ultimate expression of which is the salvation of his immortal soul as a member of the Catholic Church. We love no one authentically if we do or say anything, whether by omission or commission, which interferes in any way with the salvation of his immortal soul. We have no true love for our nation if we stand by idly or, worse yet, actually accept and endorse as one objective evil under cover of civil law and promoted in every aspect of our popular culture.
"Each of us, though we are sinners ourselves, is called to perform the Spiritual Works of Mercy. One of those Spiritual Works of Mercy is to admonish the sinner. Sure, yes, we have beams in our own eyes that need removing. No doubt. Despite the fact of our sinfulness and of our very manifest weaknesses and shortcomings, we do have nevertheless a fundamental obligation to remonstrate with others who are committing heinous sins against God and man. And the sin of Sodom is indeed one of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance.
"We must pray for the restoration of Christendom, that is, the Social Reign of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen, as the one and only foundation of personal and social order. All naturalistically-based efforts to retard social evil, though they might serve as band-aids for a short period of time, will fail sooner or later as the wellspring of "public opinion" changes. It is not "public opinion" that matters. It is the law of God as that law has been entrusted to and explicated infallibly by the authority of the Catholic Church that matters. Christ the King is Sovereign, not the 'people.'
"We must pray the Rosary as the means to make reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world. The Rosary has converted men. The Rosary has converted nations. Praying the Rosary is the most effective means that we have, after Holy Mass itself, of changing the world by means of converting souls, both those of hardened sinners and those who are outside of the Barque of Saint Peter."
Yes, that is what I would say if I had access to the outlets of the "mainstream" media. Alas, such a message is limited, at least humanly speaking, to the less than five thousand people who read this site, many of whom are critics who only access the site to keep "tabs" on it. For the benefit of those who do access the site and find its work useful, however, the message above is how we should be framing the issue posed by the decision of the California Supreme Court in the case of In Re Marriage Cases, understanding as we must that this decision is but another all-too-logical consequence of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King wrought by Protestant Revolt and institutionalized by the rise of Judeo-Masonry and a whole panoply of naturalistic ideologies and philosophies that have made possible the counterfeit church of conciliarism's "reconciliation" with the false principles of the Modern state (religious liberty, separation of Church and State, semi-Pelagianism, non-denominationalism, inter-denominationalism, pluralism).
The solution of the conciliarists to deal with In Re Marriage Cases will be to appeal to the Natural Law alone on interdenominational or nondenominational grounds. No defense will be made of the Social Reign of Christ the King. And thus the Natural Law's guardian and infallible teacher, the Catholic Church, will be left out of the "discussion" as irrelevant to an issue that can be considered merely on "natural" grounds, we we will be told over and over again by those who do not realize that whatever electoral success may be realized at the ballot box will be short lived.
Why is this so. Quite simple: those who live by the sword of "popular sovereignty" must die by that same sword. If the "will of the people" is the standard by which civil law is determined, as the three dissenting justices in In Re Marriage Cases asserted in their dissenting opinions--and as will be the rallying cry for many "conservatives" and libertarians angered by liberal judicial activism, then the civil law is the prisoner of whichever "opinion" happens to constitute a majority in a state or a nation at any given time. The shifting sands of "popular sovereignty" result in political instability and social chaos. Advertence to claims of "civil" and "religious" liberty result in the gradual descent of a populace and its nation into various social pestilences, as Pope Gregory XVI noted in Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832, a truly prophetic document that expressed eternal truths that were not, as Father Brian Harrison, a defender of the "orthodoxy" of Dignitatis Humanae would like to have us believe, conditioned by the historical circumstances in which it was written:
This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it. "But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error," as Augustine was wont to say. When all restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to ruin. Then truly "the bottomless pit" is open from which John saw smoke ascending which obscured the sun, and out of which locusts flew forth to devastate the earth. Thence comes transformation of minds, corruption of youths, contempt of sacred things and holy laws -- in other words, a pestilence more deadly to the state than any other. Experience shows, even from earliest times, that cities renowned for wealth, dominion, and glory perished as a result of this single evil, namely immoderate freedom of opinion, license of free speech, and desire for novelty.
The one and only restraint to keep men and their nations from descending into a bottomless pit of corruption is the Catholic Church, she who alone has the authority from God to check the misuse of civil power when the good of souls demands her motherly intervention following the exhausting of her Indirect Power of teaching and preaching and exhortation with those who serve in the institutions of civil governance. Although men have the ability, albeit imperfect ability, to know the Natural Law by reason alone, God has given the Catholic Church the sole authority to teach definitively what is contained in that law and to offer firm direction in some instances and/or pastoral guidance in other instances as to how its precepts should be applied in the concrete circumstances that arise from time to time.
Pope Pius XI made this abundantly clear in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929:
The Church does not say that morality belongs purely, in the sense of exclusively, to her; but that it belongs wholly to her. She has never maintained that outside her fold and apart from her teaching, man cannot arrive at any moral truth; she has on the contrary more than once condemned this opinion because it has appeared under more forms than one. She does however say, has said, and will ever say, that because of her institution by Jesus Christ, because of the Holy Ghost sent her in His name by the Father, she alone possesses what she has had immediately from God and can never lose, the whole of moral truth, omnem veritatem, in which all individual moral truths are included, as well those which man may learn by the help of reason, as those which form part of revelation or which may be deduced from it
Although decisions such as those in In Re Marriage Cases can be said to be in opposition to the Natural Law, which is certainly true, what does this mean in a pluralistic society whose Federal and state constitutions recognize nothing above the words of written documents (if that!) and/or the dictates of popular sovereignty as the standards of determining the "constitutionality" of various efforts to defy the Natural Law? Sure, right reason and an understanding of the simple facts of biology can lead a right-thinking human being into opposing perverse actions against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments, whether or not those who engage in such actions are seeking to have them "legitimized" by "marriage" licenses issued by the civil state. What does right reason in accord with the Natural Law mean to those who are relativists and positivists? Nothing? "Who are you to tell me what to believe? You have your 'truth.' I have my 'truth.' No one is going to tell me what to believe or how to act."
The Natural Law means nothing in a world where relativism and positivism prevail as a direct result of the overthrow of the authority of its ultimate guardian and infallible explicator's role of teaching men about its precepts and disciplining civil rulers judiciously in grave matters only as a last resort following the discharge of her Indirect Powers, enumerated above. The modern pluralistic state is thus at the mercy of a majority of whoever happens to serve in the institutions of civil governance (executive, legislative, judicial) and/or whichever "opinion" happens to constitute a majority at any given time, as mentioned earlier. There is no logical or consistent way to retard social evils in a land which refuses to recognize the authority of the Catholic Church in her exercise of the Social Reign of Christ the King.
Pope Leo XIII pointed this out in Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900:
From this it may clearly be seen what consequences are to be expected from that false pride which, rejecting our Saviour's Kingship, places man at the summit of all things and declares that human nature must rule supreme. And yet, this supreme rule can neither be attained nor even defined. The rule of Jesus Christ derives its form and its power from Divine Love: a holy and orderly charity is both its foundation and its crown. Its necessary consequences are the strict fulfilment of duty, respect of mutual rights, the estimation of the things of heaven above those of earth, the preference of the love of God to all things. But this supremacy of man, which openly rejects Christ, or at least ignores Him, is entirely founded upon selfishness, knowing neither charity nor selfdevotion. Man may indeed be king, through Jesus Christ: but only on condition that he first of all obey God, and diligently seek his rule of life in God's law. By the law of Christ we mean not only the natural precepts of morality and the Ancient Law, all of which Jesus Christ has perfected and crowned by His declaration, explanation and sanction; but also the rest of His doctrine and His own peculiar institutions. Of these the chief is His Church. Indeed whatsoever things Christ has instituted are most fully contained in His Church. Moreover, He willed to perpetuate the office assigned to Him by His Father by means of the ministry of the Church so gloriously founded by Himself. On the one hand He confided to her all the means of men's salvation, on the other He most solemnly commanded men to be subject to her and to obey her diligently, and to follow her even as Himself: "He that heareth you, heareth Me; and he that despiseth you, despiseth Me" (Luke x, 16). Wherefore the law of Christ must be sought in the Church. Christ is man's "Way"; the Church also is his "Way"-Christ of Himself and by His very nature, the Church by His commission and the communication of His power. Hence all who would find salvation apart from the Church, are led astray and strive in vain.
As with individuals, so with nations. These, too, must necessarily tend to ruin if they go astray from "The Way." The Son of God, the Creator and Redeemer of mankind, is King and Lord of the earth, and holds supreme dominion over men, both individually and collectively. "And He gave Him power, and glory, and a kingdom: and all peoples, tribes, and tongues shall serve Him" (Daniel vii., 14). "I am appointed King by Him . . . I will give Thee the Gentiles for Thy inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession" (Psalm ii., 6, 8). Therefore the law of Christ ought to prevail in human society and be the guide and teacher of public as well as of private life. Since this is so by divine decree, and no man may with impunity contravene it, it is an evil thing for the common weal wherever Christianity does not hold the place that belongs to it. When Jesus Christ is absent, human reason fails, being bereft of its chief protection and light, and the very end is lost sight of, for which, under God's providence, human society has been built up. This end is the obtaining by the members of society of natural good through the aid of civil unity, though always in harmony with the perfect and eternal good which is above nature. But when men's minds are clouded, both rulers and ruled go astray, for they have no safe line to follow nor end to aim at.
Just as it is the height of misfortune to go astray from the "Way," so is it to abandon the "Truth." Christ Himself is the first, absolute and essential "Truth," inasmuch as He is the Word of God, consubstantial and co-eternal with the Father, He and the Father being One. "I am the Way and the Truth." Wherefore if the Truth be sought by the human intellect, it must first of all submit it to Jesus Christ, and securely rest upon His teaching, since therein Truth itself speaketh. There are innumerable and extensive fields of thought, properly belonging to the human mind, in which it may have free scope for its investigations and speculations, and that not only agreeably to its nature, but even by a necessity of its nature. But what is unlawful and unnatural is that the human mind should refuse to be restricted within its proper limits, and, throwing aside its becoming modesty, should refuse to acknowledge Christ's teaching. This teaching, upon which our salvation depends, is almost entirely about God and the things of God. No human wisdom has invented it, but the Son of God hath received and drunk it in entirely from His Father: "The words which thou gavest me, I have given to them" john xvii., 8). Hence this teaching necessarily embraces many subjects which are not indeed contrary to reason for that would be an impossibility-but so exalted that we can no more attain them by our own reasoning than we can comprehend God as He is in Himself. If there be so many things hidden and veiled by nature, which no human ingenuity can explain, and yet which no man in his senses can doubt, it would be an abuse of liberty to refuse to accept those which are entirely above nature, because their essence cannot be discovered. To reject dogma is simply to deny Christianity. Our intellect must bow humbly and reverently "unto the obedience of Christ," so that it be held captive by His divinity and authority: "bringing into captivity every understanding unto the obedience of Christ" (2 Corinthians x., 5). Such obedience Christ requires, and justly so. For He is God, and as such holds supreme dominion over man's intellect as well as over his will. By obeying Christ with his intellect man by no means acts in a servile manner, but in complete accordance with his reason and his natural dignity. For by his will he yields, not to the authority of any man, but to that of God, the author of his being, and the first principle to Whom he is subject by the very law of his nature. He does not suffer himself to be forced by the theories of any human teacher, but by the eternal and unchangeable truth. Hence he attains at one and the same time the natural good of the intellect and his own liberty. For the truth which proceeds from the teaching of Christ clearly demonstrates the real nature and value of every being; and man, being endowed with this knowledge, if he but obey the truth as perceived, will make all things subject to himself, not himself to them; his appetites to his reason, not his reason to his appetites. Thus the slavery of sin and falsehood will be shaken off, and the most perfect liberty attained: "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" john viii., 32). It is, then, evident that those whose intellect rejects the yoke of Christ are obstinately striving against God. Having shaken off God's authority, they are by no means freer, for they will fall beneath some human sway. They are sure to choose someone whom they will listen to, obey, and follow as their guide. Moreover, they withdraw their intellect from the communication of divine truths, and thus limit it within a narrower circle of knowledge, so that they are less fitted to succeed in the pursuit even of natural science. For there are in nature very many things whose apprehension or explanation is greatly aided by the light of divine truth. Not unfrequently, too, God, in order to chastise their pride, does not permit men to see the truth, and thus they are punished in the things wherein they sin. This is why we often see men of great intellectual power and erudition making the grossest blunders even in natural science.
It must therefore be clearly admitted that, in the life of a Christian, the intellect must be entirely subject to God's authority. And if, in this submission of reason to authority, our self-love, which is so strong, is restrained and made to suffer, this only proves the necessity to a Christian of long-suffering not only in will but also in intellect. We would remind those persons of this truth who desire a kind of Christianity such as they themselves have devised, whose precepts should be very mild, much more indulgent towards human nature, and requiring little if any hardships to be borne. They do not properly under stand the meaning of faith and Christian precepts. They do not see that the Cross meets us everywhere, the model of our life, the eternal standard of all who wish to follow Christ in reality and not merely in name.
God alone is Life. All other beings partake of life, but are not life. Christ, from all eternity and by His very nature, is "the Life," just as He is the Truth, because He is God of God. From Him, as from its most sacred source, all life pervades and ever will pervade creation. Whatever is, is by Him; whatever lives, lives by Him. For by the Word "all things were made; and without Him was made nothing that was made." This is true of the natural life; but, as We have sufficiently indicated above, we have a much higher and better life, won for us by Christ's mercy, that is to say, "the life of grace," whose happy consummation is "the life of glory," to which all our thoughts and actions ought to be directed. The whole object of Christian doctrine and morality is that "we being dead to sin, should live to justice" (I Peter ii., 24)-that is, to virtue and holiness. In this consists the moral life, with the certain hope of a happy eternity. This justice, in order to be advantageous to salvation, is nourished by Christian faith. "The just man liveth by faith" (Galatians iii., II). "Without faith it is impossible to please God" (Hebrews xi., 6). Consequently Jesus Christ, the creator and preserver of faith, also preserves and nourishes our moral life. This He does chiefly by the ministry of His Church. To Her, in His wise and merciful counsel, He has entrusted certain agencies which engender the supernatural life, protect it, and revive it if it should fail. This generative and conservative power of the virtues that make for salvation is therefore lost, whenever morality is dissociated from divine faith. A system of morality based exclusively on human reason robs man of his highest dignity and lowers him from the supernatural to the merely natural life. Not but that man is able by the right use of reason to know and to obey certain principles of the natural law. But though he should know them all and keep them inviolate through life-and even this is impossible without the aid of the grace of our Redeemer-still it is vain for anyone without faith to promise himself eternal salvation. "If anyone abide not in Me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall wither, and they shall gather him up and cast him into the fire, and he burneth" john xv., 6). "He that believeth not shall be condemned" (Mark xvi., 16). We have but too much evidence of the value and result of a morality divorced from divine faith. How is it that, in spite of all the zeal for the welfare of the masses, nations are in such straits and even distress, and that the evil is daily on the increase? We are told that society is quite able to help itself; that it can flourish without the assistance of Christianity, and attain its end by its own unaided efforts. Public administrators prefer a purely secular system of government. All traces of the religion of our forefathers are daily disappearing from political life and administration. What blindness! Once the idea of the authority of God as the Judge of right and wrong is forgotten, law must necessarily lose its primary authority and justice must perish: and these are the two most powerful and most necessary bonds of society. Similarly, once the hope and expectation of eternal happiness is taken away, temporal goods will be greedily sought after. Every man will strive to secure the largest share for himself. Hence arise envy, jealousy, hatred. The consequences are conspiracy, anarchy, nihilism. There is neither peace abroad nor security at home. Public life is stained with crime.
Many will be the efforts, each of them well-intentioned, to be sure, to launch "petition drives" and "protests" and other quintessentially Americanist methods of dealing with unjust court decisions and legislation and executive orders. These efforts might, as noted before, prove successful in the short-run. As they proceed from defective, naturalistic premises, however, it is inevitable that a "victory" won in one year will have to be "defended" in some other year as the shifting winds of public opinion blow in yet another direction. How sad it will be to see Protestant "ministers" and activists and the leaders of the American Independent Party (the California affiliate of the Constitution Party), joined in here and there by a few Catholic activists and their organizations (Concerned Catholics of California and the Saint Joseph's Men's Society will be two of the more prominent groups of lay Catholics as the efforts proceed to the ballot box in November), take the lead in this matter while the conciliar "bishops" of California, many of whom are supporters of perversity to one degree or another and/or have actively aided and abetted perverted priests in their own dioceses, give but lip-service, if that, to these efforts and while the pro-abortion Catholic Governor of the State of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, remains in "good standing" in the conciliar church after having said yesterday that he "respects" the decision of the California State Supreme Court in In Re Marriage Cases and that he does not favor any effort, whether legislative or popular, to overturn it.
Indeed, the counterfeit church of conciliarism has helped to foster a perverted-friendly environment among Catholics by means of the explicit classroom instructional programs in matters pertaining to the Sixth and Ninth Commandments that are imposed upon children in the conciliar schools in full violation of Pope Pius XI's absolute prohibition, contained in Divini Illius Magistri, against such classroom instruction. The conciliar "bishops" in California have been particularly aggressive in this regard. What kind of message has it sent to ordinary Catholics yet attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism that their co-religionists in public life can support abortion and contraception and perversity quite openly while remaining in "good standing" in their local dioceses and parishes?
How many Catholics in California or elsewhere are familiar with Pope Leo XIII's statement, contained in Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885, that one cannot separate "private" belief from public action:
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.
There is no merely naturalistic, nondenominational, inter-denominational, secular or religiously indifferentist way to retard social evils. Original Sin is the remote cause for all evils. Actual Sins are the proximate causes for the evils that exist in the world. The only way to retard those evils is, as noted earlier, by the daily reformation of souls in cooperation with the graces won for us on the wood of the Holy Cross by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, the Mediatrix of All Graces, making sure to subordinate ourselves at all times and in all places to the Deposit of Faith that Our Lord has entrusted exclusively to the Catholic Church.
Anyone who thinks that it would be a "victory" to overturn the decision of in In Re Marriage Cases while the State of California recognizes immoral relationships, whether natural or unnatural, by means of "domestic partnership" provisions is a fool of the first order. That would be a victory only for the devil, who loves it when Catholics think and act as speak as naturalists, which is why conciliarism is so near and dear to him.
We must keep it Catholic, and we must keep it Catholic all of the time.
The Social Reign of Christ the King is not a guarantor of clear-thinking among individuals or of social order within nations. Human nature remains wounded, as Pope Pius XI noted in Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922, and Pope Pius XII noted in Summi Pontificatus, October 10, 1939, in discussing the imperfections of the Catholic Middle Ages. The Social Reign of Christ the King is, however, the necessary precondition of a just social order organized around the pursuit of the common temporal good undertaken in light of--and with a view toward advancing--man's Last End. (See Pope Saint Pius X, Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906, Number Three, oft-quoted on this site.)
While praying that the short-run efforts to overturn the decision in In Re Marriage Cases will be successful, it is nevertheless important for Catholics involved in these efforts to avoid naturalism (that is, talking about the "will of the people" and "traditional" concepts of marriage without talking about God's Holy Laws) as they do so, using the opportunity that is being given to them to champion the cause of the Catholic Faith, taking seriously these words of Pope Leo XIII in Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890:
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. So soon as Catholic truth is apprehended by a simple and unprejudiced soul, reason yields assent.
We cannot fight naturalism with naturalism. Right premises matter. False premises lead to bad consequences. Always, Inevitably. We are in this mess today because of the false, naturalistic, religiously indifferentist and semi-Pelagian premises of Modernity and Modernism's reconciliation with those false premises. The state of the world as it is today is naturally unnatural. Its true natural state will only be restored when the supernatural truths of the true Faith permeate the hearts of each man and thus the institutions of nations, a natural state that will be part of the glory of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
We can only fight naturalism with Catholicism as we lift high the banner of Christ the King as His consecrated slaves through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother.
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady of Fatima, 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 Ubaldus, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints