Public Life Is Stained With Crime
Thomas A. Droleskey
Yes, this is an effort, most like futile in purely human terms, to reiterate the simple fact that it is impossible to fight naturalism with naturalism.
It is almost as sad and tragic to watch Catholics fall for the lies of naturalism to the point of becoming so immersed in naturalist babbling themselves that any discussion of the Social Reign of Christ the King seems "unrealistic" to them because they want a "solution" now to "stop" the latest agent of the false opposite of the naturalist "left," which in this case is Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro and his crew of social engineers, as it is to watch Catholics fall for the daily blathering of Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis in the belief that he is a true "pope."
Thus it is that the principal thesis of this article is that there is no "getting back" what some wishfully believe was once a semblance of social order here in the United States of America as this country's public life has been stained with crime from its very inception. In the words of a presbyter in a Motu community that were given after a presentation of mine on false, naturalistic, anti-Incarnational and religiously indifferent principles upon which the nation was founded, we are witnessing at present the perfection of the inherent degeneracy of the founding principles.
To make this as plain as possible, my friends, what we are witnessing at present is only the logical, inexorable result of the belief that men do not need to subordinate the pursuit of the common temporal good of society to the pursuit of man's Last End as defined by the Catholic Church and that it is possible for men of "good will" to pursue "civic virtue" over the course of the long term without belief in, access to and cooperation with Sanctifying Grace. Alas, it is easier for so many to permit the devil to agitate them with the latest sideshow that represents just another nail in the coffin of the false philosophical ideas of the Eighteenth Century that have brought us to this point, and those false philosophical ideas of the Eighteenth Century emerged only in the wake of Martin Luther's revolution against the Divine Plan that God Himself instituted to effect man's return to Him through the Catholic Church.
Pope Leo XIII made this point very precisely in Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885:
23. But that harmful and deplorable passion for innovation which was aroused
in the sixteenth century threw first of all into confusion the Christian
religion, and next, by natural sequence, invaded the precincts of philosophy,
whence it spread amongst all classes of society. From this source, as from a
fountain-head, burst forth all those later tenets of unbridled license which, in
the midst of the terrible upheavals of the last century, were wildly conceived
and boldly proclaimed as the principles and foundation of that new conception of
law which was not merely previously unknown, but was at variance on many points
with not only the Christian, but even the natural law.
24. Amongst these principles the main one lays down that as all men are alike
by race and nature, so in like manner all are equal in the control of their
life; that each one is so far his own master as to be in no sense under the rule
of any other individual; that each is free to think on every subject just as he
may choose, and to do whatever he may like to do; that no man has any right to
rule over other men. In a society grounded upon such maxims all government is
nothing more nor less than the will of the people, and the people, being under
the power of itself alone, is alone its own ruler. It does choose, nevertheless,
some to whose charge it may commit itself, but in such wise that it makes over
to them not the right so much as the business of governing, to be exercised,
however, in its name.
25. The authority of God is passed over in silence, just as if there were no
God; or as if He cared nothing for human society; or as if men, whether in their
individual capacity or bound together in social relations, owed nothing to God;
or as if there could be a government of which the whole origin and power and
authority did not reside in God Himself. Thus, as is evident, a State becomes
nothing but a multitude which is its own master and ruler. And since the people
is declared to contain within itself the spring-head of all rights and of all
power, it follows that the State does not consider itself bound by any kind of
duty toward God. Moreover. it believes that it is not obliged to make public
profession of any religion; or to inquire which of the very many religions is
the only one true; or to prefer one religion to all the rest; or to show to any
form of religion special favor; but, on the contrary, is bound to grant equal
rights to every creed, so that public order may not be disturbed by any
particular form of religious belief.
26. And it is a part of this theory that all questions that concern religion
are to be referred to private judgment; that every one is to be free to follow
whatever religion he prefers, or none at all if he disapprove of all. From this
the following consequences logically flow: that the judgment of each one's
conscience is independent of all law; that the most unrestrained opinions may be
openly expressed as to the practice or omission of divine worship; and that
every one has unbounded license to think whatever he chooses and to publish
abroad whatever he thinks.
27. Now, when the State rests on foundations like those just named -- and for
the time being they are greatly in favor -- it readily appears into what and how
unrightful a position the Church is driven. For, when the management of public
business is in harmony with doctrines of such a kind, the Catholic religion is
allowed a standing in civil society equal only, or inferior, to societies alien
from it; no regard is paid to the laws of the Church, and she who, by the order
and commission of Jesus Christ, has the duty of teaching all nations, finds
herself forbidden to take any part in the instruction of the people. With
reference to matters that are of twofold jurisdiction, they who administer the
civil power lay down the law at their own will, and in matters that appertain to
religion defiantly put aside the most sacred decrees of the Church. They claim
jurisdiction over the marriages of Catholics, even over the bond as well as the
unity and the indissolubility of matrimony. They lay hands on the goods of the
clergy, contending that the Church cannot possess property. Lastly, they treat
the Church with such arrogance that, rejecting entirely her title to the nature
and rights of a perfect society, they hold that she differs in no respect from
other societies in the State, and for this reason possesses no right nor any
legal power of action, save that which she holds by the concession and favor of
the government. If in any State the Church retains her own agreement publicly
entered into by the two powers, men forthwith begin to cry out that matters
affecting the Church must be separated from those of the State. (Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885.)
Pope Leo XIII also explained a religiously indifferentist civil state ultimately will produce what he referred to as "practical atheism" as its lowest common denominator:
31. The sovereignty of the people, however, and this without any reference to
God, is held to reside in the multitude; which is doubtless a doctrine
exceedingly well calculated to flatter and to inflame many passions, but which
lacks all reasonable proof, and all power of insuring public safety and
preserving order. Indeed, from the prevalence of this teaching, things have come
to such a pass that may hold as an axiom of civil jurisprudence that seditions
may be rightfully fostered. For the opinion prevails that princes are nothing
more than delegates chosen to carry out the will of the people; whence it
necessarily follows that all things are as changeable as the will of the people,
so that risk of public disturbance is ever hanging over our heads.
To hold, therefore, that there is no difference in matters of religion
between forms that are unlike each other, and even contrary to each other, most
clearly leads in the end to the rejection of all religion in both theory and
practice. And this is the same thing as atheism, however it may differ from it
in name. Men who really believe in the existence of God must, in order to be
consistent with themselves and to avoid absurd conclusions, understand that
differing modes of divine worship involving dissimilarity and conflict even on
most important points cannot all be equally probable, equally good, and equally
acceptable to God. (Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885.)
Pope Leo XIII, of course, was only reiterating points that had been made before him by Popes Gregory XVI and Pius IX (see Appendix A below). This reiteration of simple Catholic truth is rejected out-of-hand by the conciliar revolutionaries, including Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI and the man against whom he is conducting a surrogate war of words, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis. No matter the differences in style and emphasis that exist between the two-headed "pope" monster at this time that have given rise to proxies defending Ratzinger/Benedict after the not-so-subtle swipes taken at him by Bergoglio/Francis, each is much as a committed opponent of the Social Reign of Christ the King as were the founders of the United States of America, many of whom had a founding hatred of Christ the King.
Pope Leo XIII summarized the plight of the lawless civil state of Modernity in an encyclical letter, Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, issued twenty-five years after Immortale Dei, that is, on November 1, 1900:
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.
So great is this struggle of the passions and so serious the dangers involved, that we must either anticipate ultimate ruin or seek for an efficient remedy. It is of course both right and necessary to punish malefactors, to educate the masses, and by legislation to prevent crime in every possible way: but all this is by no means sufficient. The salvation of the nations must be looked for higher. A power greater than human must be called in to teach men's hearts, awaken in them the sense of duty, and make them better. This is the power which once before saved the world from destruction when groaning under much more terrible evils. Once remove all impediments and allow the Christian spirit to revive and grow strong in a nation, and that nation will be healed. The strife between the classes and the masses will die away; mutual rights will be respected. If Christ be listened to, both rich and poor will do their duty. The former will realise that they must observe justice and charity, the latter self-restraint and moderation, if both are to be saved. Domestic life will be firmly established ( by the salutary fear of God as the Lawgiver. In the same way the precepts of the natural law, which dictates respect for lawful authority and obedience to the laws, will exercise their influence over the people. Seditions and conspiracies will cease. Wherever Christianity rules over all without let or hindrance there the order established by Divine Providence is preserved, and both security and prosperity are the happy result. The common welfare, then, urgently demands a return to Him from whom we should never have gone astray; to Him who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and this on the part not only of individuals but of society as a whole. We must restore Christ to this His own rightful possession. All elements of the national life must be made to drink in the Life which proceedeth from Him- legislation, political institutions, education, marriage and family life, capital and labour. Everyone must see that the very growth of civilisation which is so ardently desired depends greatly upon this, since it is fed and grows not so much by material wealth and prosperity, as by the spiritual qualities of morality and virtue. (Pope Leo XIII, Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900.)
Public life has been stained with crime in the United States of America from its very inception upon one false principle of naturalism after another, the logical issue of the revolution begun by Martin Luther on October 31, 1517, against the Divine Plan that God Himself instituted to effect man's return to Him by the means of His Catholic Church that He Himself founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope.
Most Catholics have never realized this as they were convinced by the likes of Father John Carroll that it was "good enough" for them in order to be "free" from the persecutions and restrictions upon which their ancestors in England and Ireland had lived and had continued in many of the English colonies along the Atlantic seaboard prior to the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, and continued, at least on a de facto basis, in some of the first thirteen states even after the ratification of the First Amendment on December 15, 1791.
The "freedom" that Catholics believed existed for them in the nascent United States of America was illusory as it was a trap to convince them to keep their Faith out of the public "market place of ideas" in exchange for "social acceptance," although that "acceptance" came hard during the Nineteenth Century during the midst of virulent anti-Catholicism at the state level that has now become an official part of the domestic policy of the government of the United States of America. Many Catholics today do not consider the policies of the government of the United States of America as evil as they have been convinced that there is a "separation between Church and State" and have been so immersed in a world of "democracy" and materialism and "egalitarianism" that they have come to view Holy Mother Church through the eyes of the world rather than through through the supernatural eyes of the Holy Faith.
The silent acquiescence of Catholics in the Nineteenth Century to the prevailing ethos of Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry led directly to the current persecutions being waged by the administration Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro and his cadre of fellow merchants of sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance. Pope Leo XIII warned of the unseen dangers inherent in an uncritical acceptance of the Americanist ethos by Catholics here in the United States of America:
Who can doubt that she will act in this same spirit
again if the salvation of souls requires it? In this matter the Church
must be the judge, not private men who are often deceived by the
appearance of right. In this, all who wish to escape the blame of our
predecessor, Pius the Sixth, must concur. He condemned as injurious to
the Church and the spirit of God who guides her the doctrine contained
in proposition lxxviii of the Synod of Pistoia, "that the
discipline made and approved by the Church should be submitted to
examination, as if the Church could frame a code of laws useless or
heavier than human liberty can bear."
But, beloved son, in this present matter of
which we are speaking, there is even a greater danger and a more
manifest opposition to Catholic doctrine and discipline in that opinion
of the lovers of novelty, according to which they hold such liberty
should be allowed in the Church, that her supervision and watchfulness
being in some sense lessened, allowance be granted the faithful, each
one to follow out more freely the leading of his own mind and the trend
of his own proper activity. They are of opinion that such liberty has
its counterpart in the newly given civil freedom which is now the right
and the foundation of almost every secular state.
In the apostolic letters concerning the
constitution of states, addressed by us to the bishops of the whole
Church, we discussed this point at length; and there set forth the
difference existing between the Church, which is a divine society, and
all other social human organizations which depend simply on free will
and choice of men.
It is well, then, to particularly direct attention
to the opinion which serves as the argument in behalf of this greater
liberty sought for and recommended to Catholics.
It is alleged that now the Vatican decree
concerning the infallible teaching authority of the Roman Pontiff having
been proclaimed that nothing further on that score can give any
solicitude, and accordingly, since that has been safeguarded and put
beyond question a wider and freer field both for thought and action lies
open to each one. But such reasoning is evidently faulty, since, if we
are to come to any conclusion from the infallible teaching authority of
the Church, it should rather be that no one should wish to depart from
it, and moreover that the minds of all being leavened and directed
thereby, greater security from private error would be enjoyed by all.
And further, those who avail themselves of such a way of reasoning seem
to depart seriously from the over-ruling wisdom of the Most High-which
wisdom, since it was pleased to set forth by most solemn decision the
authority and supreme teaching rights of this Apostolic See-willed that
decision precisely in order to safeguard the minds of the Church's
children from the dangers of these present times.
These dangers, viz., the confounding of
license with liberty, the passion for discussing and pouring contempt
upon any possible subject, the assumed right to hold whatever opinions
one pleases upon any subject and to set them forth in print to the
world, have so wrapped minds in darkness that there is now a greater
need of the Church's teaching office than ever before, lest people
become unmindful both of conscience and of duty.
We, indeed, have no thought of rejecting everything
that modern industry and study has produced; so far from it that we
welcome to the patrimony of truth and to an ever-widening scope of
public well-being whatsoever helps toward the progress of learning and
virtue. Yet all this, to be of any solid benefit, nay, to have a
real existence and growth, can only be on the condition of recognizing
the wisdom and authority of the Church. (Pope Leo XIII, Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae, January 22, 1899.)
Mistaking nationalism, the idolatry of one's nation and its founding principles, over patriotism, which is the true love of one's country that wills her good, the ultimate expression of which is her Catholicization in every aspect of her legal, political and social life, most Catholics in the United States of America were catechized into believing that the American founding principles were perfectly compatible with the Holy Faith even though the government of the United States of America under the Constitution pursued policies inimical to the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law.
Even today, ladies and gentleman, most Catholics do not want to recognize that public life has been stained from the very beginning of the United States of America.
The government of the United States of America helped to spread the poisons of Judeo-Masonic naturalism into Latin America in the early Nineteenth Century, starting with its first ambassador to Mexico, Joel Poinsett, in the 1820s, thereby helping to plant the seeds for the rise of the likes of one of the great persecutors of Catholics in modern times, Mexico's Plutarco Elias Calles, and for the men who gunned down that great exemplar of the Social Reign of Christ the King in Ecuador, Gabriel Garcia Moreno, on August 6, 1875, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Moreno, the President of Ecuador, the country where, over two and
one-half centuries before, Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres was favored
with the messages of Our Lady of Good Success, left us quite a
tremendous "last will and testament," if you will, a collection of his
writings concerning the how a civil state should be governed according
to the Mind of Christ the King and how prepared we must be to die for
"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
"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.)
This is a swipe not only at the lords of Modernity, but also the lords of Modernism, including Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who has preached against the "dangers" of reducing the Holy Faith to what he calls "moralistic ideologies."
Yes, Gabriel Garcia Moreno was gunned down by the enemies of Christ the King who arose as a direct result of the influences of the Americanist ethos of Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry throughout Latin America, an ethos that caused great crimes to be committed against the brave Catholics who resisted the unjust invasion, occupation and brutal, savage conquest of The Philippines by the armed forces of the United States of America between 1898 and 1901 (see Appendix B below for a description of some of these crimes).
The government of the United States of America has
treated the American Indians to such genocidal, racialist programs as
the Trail of Tears that forcibly relocated them from parts of the South
to "Indian Territory," which is now Oklahoma, as many of them were
treated with greatly cruelty along the way, dying in the process.
The government of the United States of America
subject the states of the Confederate States of America to such war
crimes as the William Tecumseh Sherman's burning of Atlanta and his
march to the Atlantic Ocean.
Many crimes against innocents were committed by the military forces of
the United States of America during World Wars I and II, including the firebombing of
Dresden, Germany, and the atomic bombing of the cities of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945.
A reader of this site, Mr. Dennis Bilodeau, was kind enough recently to provide a very fine summary of yet another attack upon Catholics by the government of the United States of America that occurred during Operation Keelhaul after World War II:
"You may not be aware of it, but Dwight D. Eisenhower was responsible for
implementing the very evil repatriation of millions of Eastern European
refugees (many of whom were Catholic) who had fled from the communist
take over. This evil was code named Operation Keelhaul. Many people
actually committed suicide rather than to be forced back to their
homeland under Satanic communist rule. The entire Yalta Conference was
also part of this whole diabolical plot to further the Judeo-Masonic
destruction of Christianity and bring about the reign of antichrist."
As has been noted many times on this site, the government of
the United States of America also came to the financial and military
assistance of the government of Plutarco Elias Calles as he was
persecuting the Cristeros in the 1920s into the 1930s--see Then, Now and Always: Viva Cristo Rey!, part one, Then, Now and Always: Viva Cristo Rey!, part two, Then, Now and Always: Viva Cristo Rey!, part three, Then, Now And Always: Viva Cristo Rey!, part four and Then, Now And Always: Viva Cristo Rey!, part five.
The crimes committed by the United States of America against Catholics in Mexico in the first four decades of the Twentieth Century are very important to emphasize in light of the current apoplexy over the crimes of the government the United States of America under the administration of the logical result of the false principles of the American founding, Barack Hussein Obama and friends (Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., Kathleen Sebelius, Eric Holder, et al.).
Mr. Martin Hill, yet another reader of this site, which is at an all-time high in viewership on a worldwide basis (333,463 out of 600 million active websites), sent a treasure trove of documentation to illustrate the crimes committed by the United States of America against Catholics in Mexico a century ago six years before the beginning of the Cristeros War in a period that was no less deadly for Catholics under the iron hand of Venustiano Carranza:
On Thursday, April 29, 1920, The United States Senate Subcommittee
on Foreign Relations heard Testimony taken at Washington D.C. Among
the many people who testified were Fr. Francis P. Joyce, a Captain and
Chaplain in the United States Army and Catholic nun Mother Elias De Sta
Sacto, of the Discalced Carmelite Order.
Father Joyce testified of his visit to John R. Silliman: "...Mr.
Silliman, personal representative of President Wilson to Carranza. I
visited him in the office of Consul Canada, and asked that he take it up
with the State Department and obtain a boat to ship those people out of
the country. He said, "On what grounds?" I said to him, "If not on
the grounds of religion, at least on the ground of humanity. These are
women. The priests are men and will have to make shift for themselves."
He then stood up and said, "It is generally admitted by everybody that
the worst thing in Mexico, next to prostitution, is the Catholic Church,
and both must go." To prevent a fight I was hustled out of the consul's
office, and reprimanded in a military way for some words I had with
Fr. Joyce also testified about how the U.S. Government refused all help
for the refugees and noted "When the Americans evacuated Vera Cruz, I
understood that more than 400 of the sisters were left behind. Afterward
I was told that Carranza and Villa's army tried to have one prostitute
to every four soldiers, and that many of these sisters were impressed as
camp followers for Carranza's army..."
Mother Elias De Sta Sacto testified, in part, "They have closed the
temples and prohibited the sacraments to the extent of shooting the
priest who dares to hear confession or to administer the sacraments. The
confessionals and some images of the saints have been burned in the
public squares to the accompaniment of bands of music and impious
speeches. They have profaned the churches, entering them on
horseback, smashing the images, treading the relics under foot, throwing
the Hosts about the floor and even giving them to the horses to eat
with the fodder..." "...Immorality has increased to such a degree that they have profaned
not only virgins but have violated nuns, carrying them away by force
where they now suffer horribly. To the great suffering of my soul I
have seen in Mexico the sad and lamentable fate of many sisters who have
been victims of the unbridled passions of the soldiers. I found many
bewailing their misfortune and that were about to become mothers, some
in their own homes, others in maternity hospitals. Others unable to flee
from despair have surrendered to a life of evil..." See full details here. (See Mr. Martin Hill, Historical details reemerge: U.S. Government supplied 10 Million rounds of ammo, 10,000 Enfield Rifles, military planes & tanks to Slaughter tens of thousands of Catholic Freedom Fighters.)
Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro and his minions are only the logical heirs of the statist crimes committed in the past by the likes of Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, John Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight David Eisenhower, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Richard Milhous Nixon, Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr., George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton and George Walker Bush before them.
As noted in Forty Years Of Emboldening, Appeasing And Enabling Killers, part one, Forty Years of Emboldening, Appeasing, and Enabling Killers, part two and Forty Years of Emboldening, Appeasing, and Enabling Killers, part three nine months ago now, the conciliar revolutionaries in the United States of America, logical heirs in their own right to their Americanist forefathers in the Catholic Church, have enabled the statists at almost every turn because they are alleged to be "for the poor." This has permitted the acceptance of evil to grow at first by increments and then, as is the case before our very eyes at present, in avalanche of epic proportions that is, yes, completely unstoppable by means merely naturalistic and that constitutes God's just chastisement on the United States of America for its crimes at home and abroad that were committed as a direct result of the false nature of its founding principles, ignoring as they did the Social Reign of Christ the King as it must be exercised by the Catholic Church.
Is it any wonder, therefore, that brave Catholics, such as Norwood, Ohio, attorney Mr. Thomas W. Condit, is faced with a stacked deck against him when the merchants of evil in the government seek to defend the criminal enterprise that is Planned Parenthood, which owes its founding to the late racist, eugenicist and nymphomaniac by the name of Margaret Sanger, by persecuting a brave public civil, former State of Kansas Attorney General Philip D. Kline, for merely doing his duty to enforce existing health laws against the merchants of death in America's largest killer of babies, both by chemical and surgical means?
No, it is no wonder at all, which is why the story that follows should sober a few readers into the realization that far, far worse is yet to come. As I wrote nine months ago, Stick A Fork In"U.S.," We Are Done, Cooked:
Topeka, KS, October 18, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline, a pro-life Republican who used his post to prosecute the abortion industry, will appeal a decision from the Kansas Supreme Court today indefinitely suspending his law license, his attorney said today.
In a lengthy 154-page decision, the Court upheld six of 11 ethics violations brought against Kline, the only prosecutor in U.S. history to successfully file charges against the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Kline was Kansas attorney general from 2003 to 2007 and Johnson County district attorney in 2007 and 2008.
“The violations we have found are significant and numerous, and Kline’s inability or refusal to acknowledge or address their significance is particularly troubling in light of his service as the chief prosecuting attorney for this State and its most populous county,” the Court stated.
The ethics investigation stemmed from Kline’s investigations of abortion clinics operated by George Tiller in Wichita and Planned Parenthood in Overland Park, for allegedly failing to report child rape, falsifying records, failing to maintain proper records, and illegal late-term abortions.
Kline ultimately filed 30 criminal charges against Tiller and 107 criminal charges against Planned Parenthood. However, those cases languished until they were finally dropped by Kline’s political successors. But while Planned Parenthood breathed a sigh of relief, Kline’s saga was just beginning.
The pro-life attorney was subsequently charged and found guilty by an ethics panel of mishandling evidence, and misleading a grand jury during his investigation.
Kline and his supporters have dismissed the ethics investigation as a transparent case of a politically motivated witch-hunt by Kansas politicians with close ties to the abortion industry, including former Governor Kathleen Sebelius, a personal friend of George Tiller.
“The issue has always been that Planned Parenthood wanted to hold up the scalp of the only prosecutor that ever prosecuted them,” Kline’s former campaign manager, Jenn Giroux, told LifeSiteNews.com today. Giroux described the ruling as “devastating” for Kline.
“There is no evidence against Phill that warrants this,” she said. “None. I sat in those hearings. What they basically did was try to piece together things and call it evidence, even though he was vindicated of ethical violations several times over a 10-year period.”
Kline’s attorney, Tom Condit, agreed, arguing that the prosecutors put five years’ worth of Kline’s work and correspondence under a “microscope,” and then interpreted any ambiguities as evidence of guilt.
“The abortion industry has such power out there that they were not going to let a prosecutor who went after them survive,” he told LifeSiteNews today. “I’ve said before, the abortion industry can tolerate the picketing; they can tolerate the sidewalk counseling; they can tolerate the legislative acts; they can tolerate a lot of things. It’s the cost of doing business. What they couldn’t tolerate was a prosecutor threatening to put them in jail.”
“They are sending a message to all of us: You don’t prosecute abortionists. That’s the message,” Condit said.
Condit said that Kline is considering his next step, and will take advantage of "every possible avenue of redress," including possibly filing a motion for reconsideration by the court.
Planned Parenthood celebrated today's ruling.
“We are gratified Phill Kline is being held to account for his
egregious misconduct after a full hearing of the facts of the case by an
independent judiciary,” said Peter Brownlie, the president of Planned
Parenthood of Kansas. “The time and taxpayer money Kline spent on a
misguided crusade against Planned Parenthood can never be recovered, nor
can the time and resources we had to divert from preventive services
for Kansas families. But we are satisfied that Kansans are protected
from Kline’s continued unethical practice of law.”
Kline has strongly denied the ethics charges, and expressed frustration
that while significant resources have been poured into prosecuting him
on the highly technical ethics charges, the abortionists themselves,
against whom he compiled reams of evidence, never took the stand to face
the serious felony charges.
The case was marked by anomalies from the beginning. Kline’s investigation was repeatedly hampered by
abortionists’ extraordinary legal motions: in one example, the court
handed over the task of redacting medical records to the target of the
investigation itself, Planned Parenthood - a move Kline called
“unprecedented,” and which he said resulted in over-redaction. The most
serious charges against Planned Parenthood were later dropped after
investigators learned that key evidence had been shredded during the Sebelius administration.
When the ethics charges went to the Supreme Court, the Court saw the
unprecedented recusal of five of the seven justices due to conflicts of
interest. Those justices were replaced with justices from lower courts.
Then, during hearings at the Supreme Court, law clerk Sarah Peterson
Herr attacked Kline on Twitter from the courtroom, predicting that he would be disbarred, and called
him a “douchebag.” Herr was subsequently fired and faces further
“It’s Alice through the looking glass,” Kline said last year about the
fallout from his investigation of Planned Parenthood. “It only gets
curiouser and curiouser, where up is down and down is up, and then law
becomes about brute power.”
“And that’s why those who can’t be seen because they’re in the womb,
those who don’t count in electoral votes, those who can’t write checks,
are forgotten in our society and neglected - just as the raped woman or
the exploited woman who feels she has no choice but to have an
abortion,” he added.
Troy Newman, president of the Kansas-based Operation Rescue, slammed
the Court's ruling today. “The Sebelius-Era vendetta against Kline for
daring to uphold Kansas abortion and child sex abuse laws has finally
extracted its pound of flesh,” he said.
Newman said he believes the case was designed to send a message with a
“chilling effect” to law enforcement officials who might be considering
investigating abortion clinics. “Now we can expect that women will be
further endangered by criminal abortionists while intimidated
prosecutors look the other way in order to protect their own political
Dana Cody, the president and executive director of the Life Legal Defense Foundation,
which offered legal support to Kline, said today that an ethics case
that “began as a political lynching has ended with a further travesty of
“This case had nothing to do with the fair application of the Rules of
Professional Conduct and everything to do with being politically correct
on the issue of abortion,” she said.
Kline will have to wait three years before reapplying for his law
license. However, he currently teaches at Liberty University and has
said he has no immediate plans to practice law in Kansas. (Kansas Supreme Court suspends law license of pro-life former Kansas Attorney General.)
Holy Mother Church started in her infancy under persecution by the combined forces of Judaism and the Roman Empire.
Living out mystical the life of her Divine Founder, Invisible Head and Mystical Spouse, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (see Bookended From Birth to Birth), Holy Mother Church has returned in her mystical burial to a period of persecution by the combined forces of Talmudism and the naturalism of Freemasonry that guides the lords of Modernity no matter whether they cleave to the false opposite of the "left" or the false opposite of the "right." Those who defend the truth are persecuted and considered criminals by the very people who are criminals in the eyes of God, Who is using the statists as a means of chastising us and bringing us to our knees in reparations as the consecrated slaves of Christ the King through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, she who is our Immaculate Queen.
The world has collapsed because of the rebellion begun by Martin Luther against the Catholic Church nearly half a millennium ago, a rebellion that is being celebrated by the conciliar authorities, including by Francis The Hun himself, that let loose the forces of Judeo-Masonic naturalism in the world, something that is indeed quite ironic given Luther's genuine anti-Semitism. Luther was the victim of the law of unintended consequences that must follow in the wake of that which is false, and that which is false is evil in the sight of Christ the King, Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Yes, we live in a world where people such as the recently deceased former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Thomas Foley, who supported and voted to fund the chemical and surgical destruction of innocent preborn babies under cover of the civil law is hailed by both the lords of Modernity and of Modernism as a "model of civility" as a public servant, while such seekers of true justice such as former Kansas Attorney General Philip D. Kline must be stripped of his ability to practice law in the State of Kansas because he had the courage to enforce the law against merchants of death whose blood-stained hands reach into their dirty pockets to provide blood money to careerists both organized crime families of naturalism in the United States of America, the Democratic and Republican Parties.
It is thus very late. We are clearly in the era of the Great Apostasy. Anyone who thinks that something short of Catholicism can retard any of the evils we are facing at present, including the statist monstrosity known as ObamaCare, is simply deluding himself as not one of the naturalist commentators who believe that they can do so understands these words of Pope Leo XIII, contained in in Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890, and in Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, that those who search for merely "natural' solutions to the problems of man search in vain:
The Church, it is certain, at no time and in no particular is deserted by God; hence, there is no reason why she should be alarmed at the wickedness of men; but in the case of nations falling away from Christian virtue there is not a like ground of assurance, "for sin maketh nations miserable." If every bygone age has experienced the force of this truth, wherefore should not our own? There are, in truth, very many signs which proclaim that just punishments are already menacing, and the condition of modern States tends to confirm this belief, since we perceive many of them in sad plight from intestine disorders, and not one entirely exempt. But, should those leagued together in wickedness hurry onward in the road they have boldly chosen, should they increase in influence and power in proportion as they make headway in their evil purposes and crafty schemes, there will be ground to fear lest the very foundations nature has laid for States to rest upon be utterly destroyed. Nor can such misgivings be removed by any mere human effort, especially as a vast number of men, having rejected the Christian faith, are on that account justly incurring the penalty of their pride, since blinded by their passions they search in vain for truth, laying hold on the false for the true, and thinking themselves wise when they call "evil good, and good evil," and "put darkness in the place of light, and light in the place of darkness." It is therefore necessary that God come to the rescue, and that, mindful of His mercy, He turn an eye of compassion on human society. (Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890.)
We do not organize nations around the false principles of naturalism.
We do not restore "order" in nations by the false principles of naturalism.
Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order, and no amount of attempting to rationalize the crimes committed by one's own nation, such as Erich Priebke did in his final interview, whose full text reveals some very valid points along with a refusal to admit that Nazism, although "finished" in a "political sense, is evil of its nature and that there is no way to justify various crimes by making advertence to those of the other nations whose leaders consider themselves, most hypocritically, of course as "morally superior" when they are mass murderers in their own rite. (See final-interview-erich-priebke-july-2013. I do not endorse the site on which this is found. I reference it solely because it provided the full text of Erich Priebke's interview, which mentioned nothing of the specific, documented crimes at the Ardeatine Caves for which he has admitted complicity. Seeking to justify one's own actions, even while making many perfectly valid points, by comparing them to the crimes of other nations, including those of the United States of America, is simply rationalization. A crime is a crime in the eyes of God, and Nazism was as false of its very nature as Americanism remains to this very day in the life of so many Catholics, including many of those who are traditionally-minded.)
Ah, the "civilized nations" extol some mass murderers while condemning others. It all depends upon what is being demanded by the agents of Judeo-Masonry at any given time.
Pope Leo XIII, writing in Annum Sacram, May 25, 1899, explained that Our King is indeed King of all men and nations even if they do not understand or accept his His Kinship over them:
This world-wide and solemn testimony of allegiance and piety is especially appropriate to Jesus Christ, who is the Head and Supreme Lord of the race. His empire extends not only over Catholic nations and those who, having been duly washed in the waters of holy baptism, belong of right to the Church, although erroneous opinions keep them astray, or dissent from her teaching cuts them off from her care; it comprises also all those who are deprived of the Christian faith, so that the whole human race is most truly under the power of Jesus Christ. For He who is the Only-begotten Son of God the Father, having the same substance with Him and being the brightness of His glory and the figure of His substance (Hebrews i., 3) necessarily has everything in common with the Father, and therefore sovereign power over all things. This is why the Son of God thus speaks of Himself through the Prophet: "But I am appointed king by him over Sion, his holy mountain. . . The Lord said to me, Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me and I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession" (Psalm, ii.). By these words He declares that He has power from God over the whole Church, which is signified by Mount Sion, and also over the rest of the world to its uttermost ends. On what foundation this sovereign power rests is made sufficiently plain by the words, "Thou art My Son." For by the very fact that He is the Son of the King of all, He is also the heir of all His Father's power: hence the words - "I will give thee the Gentiles for thy inheritance," which are similar to those used by Paul the Apostle, "whom he hath appointed heir of all things" (Hebrews i., 2).
But we should now give most special consideration to the declarations made by Jesus Christ, not through the Apostles or the Prophets but by His own words. To the Roman Governor who asked Him, "Art thou a king then?" He answered unhesitatingly, "Thou sayest that I am a king" John xviii. 37).And the greatness of this power and the boundlessness of His kingdom is still more clearly declared in these words to the Apostles: "All power is given to me in heaven and on earth" (Matthew xxviii., 18). If then all power has been given to Christ it follows of necessity that His empire must be supreme, absolute and independent of the will of any other, so that none is either equal or like unto it: and since it has been given in heaven and on earth it ought to have heaven and earth obedient to it. And verily he has acted on this extraordinary and peculiar right when He commanded His Apostles to preach His doctrine over the earth, to gather all men together into the one body of the Church by the baptism of salvation, and to bind them by laws, which no one could reject without risking his eternal salvation.
But this is not all. Christ reigns not only by natural right as the Son of God, but also by a right that He has acquired. For He it was who snatched us "from the power of darkness" (Colossians i., 13), and "gave Himself for the redemption of all" (I Timothy ii., 6). Therefore not only Catholics, and those who have duly received Christian baptism, but also all men, individually and collectively, have become to Him "a purchased people" (I Peter ii., 9). St. Augustine's words are therefore to the point when he says: "You ask what price He paid? See what He gave and you will understand how much He paid. The price was the blood of Christ. What could cost so much but the whole world, and all its people? The great price He paid was paid for all" (T. 120 on St. John).
How it comes about that infidels themselves are subject to the power and dominion of Jesus Christ is clearly shown by St. Thomas, who gives us the reason and its explanation. For having put the question whether His judicial power extends to all men, and having stated that judicial authority flows naturally from royal authority, he concludes decisively as follows: "All things are subject to Christ as far as His power is concerned, although they are not all subject to Him in the exercise of that power" (3a., p., q. 59, a. 4). This sovereign power of Christ over men is exercised by truth, justice, and above all, by charity.
To this twofold ground of His power and domination He graciously allows us, if we think fit, to add voluntary consecration. Jesus Christ, our God and our Redeemer, is rich in the fullest and perfect possession of all things: we, on the other hand, are so poor and needy that we have nothing of our own to offer Him as a gift. But yet, in His infinite goodness and love, He in no way objects to our giving and consecrating to Him what is already His, as if it were really our own; nay, far from refusing such an offering, He positively desires it and asks for it: "My son, give me thy heart." We are, therefore, able to be pleasing to Him by the good will and the affection of our soul. For by consecrating ourselves to Him we not only declare our open and free acknowledgment and acceptance of His authority over us, but we also testify that if what we offer as a gift were really our own, we would still offer it with our whole heart. We also beg of Him that He would vouchsafe to receive it from us, though clearly His own. Such is the efficacy of the act of which We speak, such is the meaning underlying Our words.
And since there is in the Sacred Heart a symbol and a sensible image of the infinite love of Jesus Christ which moves us to love one another,therefore is it fit and proper that we should consecrate ourselves to His most Sacred Heart - an act which is nothing else than an offering and a binding of oneself to Jesus Christ, seeing that whatever honor, veneration and love is given to this divine Heart is really and truly given to Christ Himself. (Pope Leo XIII, Annam Sacrum, May 25, 1899.)
You show me the candidate for public office who agrees with this, my friends, and I will pray plenty of Rosaries for his accession to the halls of civil power! There is no such person.
To enable naturalists is to get, believe or not and golly-gee willickers, Mister Peabody, more naturalists!
It's that simple.
A "good naturalist" perpetrates, guess what, naturalism, sometimes doing so with greater ease than the "bad naturalist" as the latter will engender more open opposition than the former, who is always enabled by a bevy of wishful thinkers and other people who permit themselves into believing that "all is well" because the "bad naturalist" has been vanquished. Such is a formula to live in a perpetual state of apoplexy.
Pope Pius XI, writing in Quas Primas, December 11, 1925, put the matter this way:
The faithful, moreover, by meditating upon these truths, will gain much strength and courage, enabling them to form their lives after the true Christian ideal. If to Christ our Lord is given all power in heaven and on earth; if all men, purchased by his precious blood, are by a new right subjected to his dominion; if this power embraces all men, it must be clear that not one of our faculties is exempt from his empire. He must reign in our minds, which should assent with perfect submission and firm belief to revealed truths and to the doctrines of Christ. He must reign in our wills, which should obey the laws and precepts of God. He must reign in our hearts, which should spurn natural desires and love God above all things, and cleave to him alone. He must reign in our bodies and in our members, which should serve as instruments for the interior sanctification of our souls, or to use the words of the Apostle Paul, as instruments of justice unto God. If all these truths are presented to the faithful for their consideration, they will prove a powerful incentive to perfection. It is Our fervent desire, Venerable Brethren, that those who are without the fold may seek after and accept the sweet yoke of Christ, and that we, who by the mercy of God are of the household of the faith, may bear that yoke, not as a burden but with joy, with love, with devotion; that having lived our lives in accordance with the laws of God's kingdom, we may receive full measure of good fruit, and counted by Christ good and faithful servants, we may be rendered partakers of eternal bliss and glory with him in his heavenly kingdom. (Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas, December 11, 1925.)
Christ the King must reign in our minds, not naturalism of the "left" or naturalism of the "right."
The Rome of the pagan emperors was not converted at the ballot box. It was converted by the missionary activity of the Apostles and those who followed them, over thirteen million of whom shed their blood in defense of the Holy Faith.
Why do we think the conversion of the modern civil state will take any less than that?
Why do we think that we are exempt from suffering for the Faith?
Why do we even think that we deserve some respite from the inexorable growth of the size and power of the modern civil state that is has arisen in the wake of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King?
Yes, of course, we beseech Our Lord's Most Sacred Heart through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for mercy for ourselves and for our fellow citizens. Of course. God did, however, send the Black Death as a punishment for sins in the Fourteenth Century. We ought to reckon with the fact that while, yes, God is indeed merciful, He is also most just. Naturalism in and of itself is indeed a chastisement that leaves so many people in the darkness of a forest with seemingly no escape, a chastisement compounded with the counterfeit church of conciliarism's "reconciliation" with the very revolutionary principles of 1787 and 1789 about which Pope Leo XIII warned us as follows in Custodi Di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892:
Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship with anyone suspected of belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups. Know them by their fruits and avoid them. Every familiarity should be avoided, not only with those impious libertines who openly promote the character of the sect, but also with those who hide under the mask of universal tolerance, respect for all religions, and the craving to reconcile the maxims of the Gospel with those of the revolution. These men seek to reconcile Christ and Belial, the Church of God and the state without God. (Pope Leo XIII, Custodi di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892.)
This is why we must fulfill that part of Our Lady's Fatima Message that we are able to fulfill, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit to make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world, being willing to suffer gladly anything and everything that we are asked to suffer for the restoration of the Church Militant on earth and for the restoration of Christendom in the world. Our Lady wants to protect us in the folds of her mantle in these troubling times. Will we let her? Will we run to her as we renew daily our total consecration to her Divine Son through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart?
These words of Pope Leo XIII, contained in Sapientiae Christianae and quoted above, should give us cause before we continue to rush into the insanity of listening the naturalist babblers babble on and on about "issues" that they do not understand clearly or fully because they believe in one naturalist falsehood after another:
Nor can such misgivings be removed by any mere human effort, especially as a vast number of men, having rejected the Christian faith, are on that account justly incurring the penalty of their pride, since blinded by their passions they search in vain for truth, laying hold on the false for the true, and thinking themselves wise when they call "evil good, and good evil," and "put darkness in the place of light, and light in the place of darkness." It is therefore necessary that God come to the rescue, and that, mindful of His mercy, He turn an eye of compassion on human society. (Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890.)
What can be a better description of the Judeo-Masonic Constitution of the United States of America and the public crimes committed thereunder?
Our goal is not to "restore" that which caused our problems to begin with, it is to restore the Catholic City:
We know well that they flatter themselves with the idea of raising human dignity and the discredited condition of the working class. We know that they
wish to render just and perfect the labor laws and the relations between
employers and employees, thus causing a more complete justice and a
greater measure of charity to prevail upon earth, and causing also a
profound and fruitful transformation in society by which mankind would
make an undreamed-of progress. Certainly, We do not blame these efforts;
they would be excellent in every respect if the Sillonist did not
forget that a person’s progress consists in developing his natural
abilities by fresh motivations; that it consists also in permitting
these motivations to operate within the frame of, and in conformity
with, the laws of human nature. But, on the contrary, by ignoring the
laws governing human nature and by breaking the bounds within which they
operate, the human person is lead, not toward progress, but towards
death. This, nevertheless, is what they want to do with human
society; they dream of changing its natural and traditional foundations;
they dream of a Future City built on different principles, and they
dare to proclaim these more fruitful and more beneficial than the
principles upon which the present Christian City rests.
No, Venerable Brethren, We must repeat with the
utmost energy in these times of social and intellectual anarchy when
everyone takes it upon himself to teach as a teacher and lawmaker - the
City cannot be built otherwise than as God has built it; society cannot
be setup unless the Church lays the foundations and supervises the work;
no, civilization is not something yet to be found, nor is the New City
to be built on hazy notions; it has been in existence and still is: it
is Christian civilization, it is the Catholic City. It has only to be set up and restored continually against the unremitting attacks of insane dreamers, rebels and miscreants. omnia instaurare in Christo. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
With full confidence in Our Lady's Immaculate Heart, may we rise above the histrionics, the silliness, the emotionalism and the apoplexy engendered by naturalism to pray and to work for the restoration of the Catholic City as the fruit of the triumph of that same Immaculate Heart.
We may not see the results with our own earthly eyes. Please God and by the intercession of Our Lady, especially by means of her Most Holy Rosary, that we die in states of Sanctifying Grace, may it be our privilege to see the results from eternity, where those who have won the only election that matters, God's favor for all eternity, will praise and glorify Christ the King forever in Heaven.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Our Lady of the Rosary, 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.
Popes Gregory XVI and Pius IX on the Insanity of Naturalism and Religious Indifferentism
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. (Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832.)
For you well know, venerable brethren, that at this
time men are found not a few who, applying to civil society the impious
and absurd principle of "naturalism," as they call it, dare to teach
that "the best constitution of public society and (also) civil progress
altogether require that human society be conducted and governed without
regard being had to religion any more than if it did not exist; or, at
least, without any distinction being made between the true religion and
false ones." And, against the doctrine of Scripture, of the Church, and
of the Holy Fathers, they do not hesitate to assert that "that is the
best condition of civil society, in which no duty is recognized, as
attached to the civil power, of restraining by enacted penalties,
offenders against the Catholic religion, except so far as public peace
may require." From which totally false idea of social government
they do not fear to foster that erroneous opinion, most fatal in its
effects on the Catholic Church and the salvation of souls, called by Our
Predecessor, Gregory XVI, an "insanity," viz., that "liberty of
conscience and worship is each man's personal right, which ought to be
legally proclaimed and asserted in every rightly constituted society;
and that a right resides in the citizens to an absolute liberty, which
should be restrained by no authority whether ecclesiastical or civil,
whereby they may be able openly and publicly to manifest and declare any
of their ideas whatever, either by word of mouth, by the press, or in
any other way." But, while they rashly affirm this, they do not think
and consider that they are preaching "liberty of perdition;" and that
"if human arguments are always allowed free room for discussion, there
will never be wanting men who will dare to resist truth, and to trust in
the flowing speech of human wisdom; whereas we know, from the very
teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ, how carefully Christian faith and
wisdom should avoid this most injurious babbling."
And, since where religion has been removed from
civil society, and the doctrine and authority of divine revelation
repudiated, the genuine notion itself of justice and human right is
darkened and lost, and the place of true justice and legitimate right is
supplied by material force, thence it appears why it is that some,
utterly neglecting and disregarding the surest principles of sound
reason, dare to proclaim that "the people's will, manifested by what is
called public opinion or in some other way, constitutes a supreme law,
free from all divine and human control; and that in the political order
accomplished facts, from the very circumstance that they are
accomplished, have the force of right." But who, does not see
and clearly perceive that human society, when set loose from the bonds
of religion and true justice, can have, in truth, no other end than the
purpose of obtaining and amassing wealth, and that (society under such
circumstances) follows no other law in its actions, except the
unchastened desire of ministering to its own pleasure and interests? (Pope Pius IX, Quanta Cura, December 8, 1864.)
The Massacre At Belangiga, Philippines, September 28, 1901
As found at Balangiga Massacre, 1901
On Aug 11, 1901, Company C, 9th US Infantry Regiment, arrived in
Balangiga on the southern coast of Samar island, to close its port and
prevent supplies reaching Filipino guerillas in the interior.
A glamour unit, Company C was assigned provost duty and guarded the
captured President Emilio Aguinaldo upon their return to the Philippines
on June 5, 1901, after fighting Boxer rebels and helping capture Peking
They also performed as honor guard during the historic July 4, 1901
inauguration of the American civil government in the Philippines and the
installation as first civil governor of William Howard Taft, later
president of the U.S.
Filipino historian, Prof. Rolando O. Borrinaga, tells the story of the massacre in an article entitled "Vintage View: The Balangiga Incident and Its Aftermath":
"The first month of Company C’s presence in Balangiga was marked by
extensive fraternization between the Americans and the local residents.
The friendly activities included tuba (native wine) drinking among the soldiers and native males, baseball games and arnis (stick fighting) demonstrations in the town plaza, and even a romantic
link between an American sergeant, Frank Betron, and a native woman
church leader, Casiana “Geronima” Nacionales.
"Tensions rose when on September 22, at a tuba store,
two drunken American soldiers tried to molest the girl tending the
store. The girl was rescued by her two brothers, who mauled the
soldiers. In retaliation, the Company Commander, Capt. Thomas W.
Connell, West Point class of 1894, rounded up 143 male residents for
forced labor to clean up the town in preparation for an official visit
by his superior officers. They were detained overnight without food
under two conical Sibley tents in the town plaza, each of which could
only accommodate 16 persons; 78 of the detainees remained the next
morning, after 65 others were released due to age and physical
infirmity. Finally, Connell ordered the confiscation from their houses
of all sharp bolos, and the confiscation and destruction of stored rice.
Feeling aggrieved, the townspeople plotted to attack the U.S. Army
"The mastermind was Valeriano Abanador, a Letran
dropout and the local chief of police; he was assisted by five locals
and two guerilla officers under the command of Brig. Gen. Vicente
Lukban: Capt. Eugenio Daza and Sgt. Pedro Duran, Sr. The lone woman
plotter was Casiana “Geronima” Nacionales. Lukban played no role in the
planning of the attack; he only learned about it a week later. About 500 men in seven attack units would take part. They represented virtually
all families of Balangiga, whose outlying villages then included the
present towns of Lawaan and Giporlos, and of Quinapundan, a town served
by the priest in Balangiga.
"On September 27, Friday, the natives sought divine help and
intervention for the success of their plot through an afternoon
procession and marathon evening novena prayers to their protector saints
inside the church. They also ensured the safety of the women and
children by having them leave the town after midnight, hours before the
attack. Pvt. Adolph Gamlin observed women and children evacuating the
town and reported it, but he was ignored.
"To mask the disappearance of the women from the dawn service inside
the church, 34 attackers from Barrio Lawaan cross-dressed as women
"At 6:45 a.m., on Saturday, September 28,
Abanador grabbed Pvt. Adolph Gamlin's rifle from behind and hit him
unconscious with its butt. Abanador turned the
rifle at the men in the sergeant’s mess tent, wounding one. He
then waved a rattan cane above his head, and yelled: “Atake,
Balangigan-on! (Attack, men of Balangiga!). A bell in the
was rung seconds later, to announce that the attack had begun.
"The guards outside the convent and municipal hall were killed. The
Filipinos apparently sealed in the Sibley tents at the front of the
municipal hall, having had weapons smuggled to them in water carriers,
broke free and entered the municipal hall and made their way to the
second floor. The men in the church broke into the convent through a
connecting corridor and killed the officers who were billeted there. The
mess tent and the two barracks were attacked. Most of the Americans
were hacked to death before they could grab their firearms. The few who
escaped the main attack fought with kitchen utensils, steak knives, and
"The convent was successfully occupied and so, initially, was the
municipal hall, but the mess tent and barracks attack suffered a fatal
flaw - about one hundred men were split into three groups, one of each
target but too few attackers had been assigned to ensure success. A
number of Co. C. personnel escaped from the mess tent and the
barracks and were able to retake the municipal hall, arm themselves and
fight back. Adolph Gamlin recovered consciousness, found a rifle and
caused considerable casualties among the Filipinos. [Gamlin died at age
92 in the U.S. in 1969].
"Faced with immensely superior firepower and a rapidly degrading
attack, Abanador ordered a retreat. But with insufficient numbers and
fear that the rebels would re-group and attack again, the surviving
Americans, led by Sgt. Frank Betron, escaped by baroto (native
canoes with outriggers, navigated by using wooden paddles) to Basey,
Samar, about 20 miles away. The townspeople returned to bury their dead,
then abandoned the town."
Capt. Edwin V. Bookmiller, West Point Class
1889 and commander of Company G of the 9th US Infantry at
Basey, commandeered a civilian coastal steamer from Tacloban, the SS Pittsburg,
and with his men steamed to Balangiga. The town was deserted. The dead
of Company C lay where they fell, many bearing horrible hack wounds.
Bookmiller and his men burned the town to the ground.
Of the original 74 man contingent, 48 died and 26 survived, 22 of
them severely wounded. The dead included all of Company C's
commissioned officers: Capt. Thomas W. Connell (RIGHT), 1st Lt. Edward
A. Bumpus, and Maj. Richard S. Griswold (the Company surgeon). The
guerillas also took 100 rifles with 25,000 rounds of ammunition; 28
Filipinos died and 22 were wounded.
The massacre shocked the U.S. public; many newspaper editors noted that
it was the worst disaster suffered by the U.S. Army since Custer's last
stand at Little Big Horn. An infuriated Maj. Gen. Adna R. Chaffee,
military governor for the “unpacified” areas of the Philippines, assured
the press that "the situation calls for shot, shells and bayonets as
the natives are not to be trusted." He
advised newspaper correspondent Joseph Ohl, "If you should hear of a few
Filipinos more or less being put away don't grow too sentimental over
Adna Romanza Chaffee (LEFT, in 1898) was
born in Ohio in 1842. A veteran of the Civil war and countless Indian
campaigns, he served throughout the Spanish-American War, and commanded
American troops in the capture of Peking, China, during the Boxer
rebellion. He replaced Brig. Gen. Arthur C. MacArthur, Jr., as military
governor of the “unpacified” areas of the Philippines
on July 4, 1901. He appointed Brigadier Generals James Franklin Bell to
Batangas and Jacob Smith to Samar, with orders to do whatever was
necessary to destroy the opposition--he wanted an Indian-style
campaign. Chaffee’s orders were largely responsible for the atrocities
that marked the later stages of the war. When the war ended in 1902,
Chaffee returned to the States, where he served as lieutenant general
and Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army from 1904-1906. He retired in 1906
and died in 1914.
The U.S. Army's retaliation measures included actions that resulted
in the courts-martial of two field commanders, . Brig. Gen. Jacob
"Howling Jake" Smith (LEFT, in Tagbilaran in 1901) and Marine Maj.
After the massacre at Balangiga, General Smith issued his infamous
Circular No. 6, and ordered his command thus: "I want no prisoners" and
"I wish you to kill and burn; and the more you burn and kill, the better
it will please me." Then he tasked his men to reduce Samar into a
"howling wilderness," to kill anyone 10 years old and above capable of
He stressed that, "Every native will henceforth be treated as an
enemy until he has conclusively shown that he is a friend." His policy
would be "to wage war in the sharpest and most decisive manner," and
that "a course would be pursued that would create a burning desire for
peace." [On Dec. 29, 1890, as a cavalryman, Smith was present at
Wounded Knee, South Dakota, an incident ---also referred to as a
massacre---that left about 300 Sioux men, women and children, and 29
Army soldiers dead.]
In Samar, he gave his subordinates carte blanche authority
in the application of Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 General Order 100. This
order, in brief, authorized the shooting on sight of all persons not in
uniform acting as soldiers and those committing, or seeking to commit,
The exact number of civilians massacred by US troops will never be
known, but exhaustive research made by a sympathetic British writer in
the 1990s put the figure at about 2,500; Filipino historians believe it
was around 50,000.
General Smith and Major Waller (RIGHT) underwent separate
courts-martial for their roles in the suppressive campaign of Nov 1901-
Jan 1902. Although he received the "Kill all over ten" order from Gen.
Smith, Waller countermanded it and told his men not to obey it.
However, he was specifically tried for murder in the summary
execution of 11 Filipino porters. After a long march, Marine Lt. A.S.
Wlliams accused the porters of mutinuous behavior, hiding food and
supplies and keeping themselves nourished from the jungle while the
Marines starved. Waller ordered the execution of the porters. Ten were
shot in groups of three, while one was gunned down in the water
attempting to escape. The bodies were left in the square of Lanang (now
Llorente), as an example, until one evening, under cover of darkness,
some townspeople carried them off for a Christian burial.
In an eleven-day span, Major Waller also reported that his men burned 255
dwellings, slaughtered 13 carabaos and killed 39 people. Other officers
reported similar activity.
Smith commanded the Sixth Separate Brigade, which included a battalion
of 315 Marines under Waller. Waller's court martial acquitted him but
Smith's found him guilty, for which he was admonished and retired from
the service. Gen. Smith was born in 1840 and died in San Diego,
California on March 1, 1918.
Outcry in America over the brutal nature of the Samar campaign cost
Waller his chance at the Commandancy of the US Marine Corps. Liberal
newspapers took to addressing him as "The Butcher Of Samar".
Waller was born in York County, Virginia on Sept. 26, 1856. He was
appointed as a second lieutenant of Marines on June 24, 1880. He rose to
Major General, retired in June 1920 and died on July 13, 1926. He is
buried in Arlington National Cemetery. In 1942, the destroyer USS Waller was named in his honor.
In April 1902, Abanador accepted the general amnesty offered by the Americans. He died sometime in the 1950's.
In the April 18, 1902 issue of the New York World, Richard
Thomas O'Brien, formerly a corporal in Company M, 26th U.S. Volunteer
Infantry Regiment, based in Miag-ao, Iloilo Province, Panay Island,
described how his birthday went on Dec. 27, 1901 at Barrio Lanog: [LEFT, Miag-ao Church, late 1890's]
"It was on the 27th day of December, the anniversary of my birth, and
I shall never forget the scenes I witnessed on that day. As we
approached the town the word passed along the line that there would be
no prisoners taken. It meant that we were to shoot every living thing in
sight—man, woman, and child. The first shot was fired by the then first
sergeant of our company. His target was a mere boy, who was coming down
the mountain path into the town astride of a caribou. The boy was not
struck by the bullet, but that was not the sergeant's fault. The little
Filipino boy slid from the back of his caribou and fled in terror up the
mountain side. Half a dozen shots were fired after him. The shooting
now had attracted the villagers, who came out of their homes in alarm,
wondering what it all meant. They offered no offense, did not display a
weapon, made no hostile movement whatsoever, but they were ruthlessly
shot down in cold blood—men, women, and children. The poor natives
huddled together or fled in terror. Many were pursued and killed on the
"Two old men, bearing between them a white flag and clasping hands
like two brothers, approached the lines. Their hair was white. They
fairly tottered, they were so feeble under the weight of years. To my
horror and that of the other men in the command, the order was given to
fire, and the two old men were shot down in their tracks. We entered the
village. A man who had been on a sick-bed appeared at the doorway of
his home. He received a bullet in the abdomen and fell dead in the
doorway. Dum-dum bullets were used in that massacre, but we were not
told the name of the bullets. We didn't have to be told. We knew what
"In another part of the village a mother with a babe at her breast
and two young children at her side pleaded for mercy. She feared to
leave her home, which had just been fired—accidentally, I believe. She
faced the flames with her children, and not a hand was raised to save
her or the little ones. They perished miserably. It was sure death if
she left the house—it was sure death if she remained. She feared the
American soldiers, however, worse than the devouring flames."
Company M was commanded by Capt. Fred McDonald. (Balangiga Massacre, 1901.)
[Thomas A. Droleskey note: Liberty
and justice for all? One "republic under God." Think again, ladies and
gentlemen. Think again.]