Public Scandal Is Never A Private Matter (2009)
by Thomas A. Droleskey
[2009 Preface: There are times when the empty spectacle that is American electoral politics becomes so repetitive that it is impossible to write anything new. Men without anything other than naturalistic beliefs become caricatures of themselves over the course of time as they grapple through life trying to find an "issue" with which to connect to the voters.
[One of those who demonstrated his utter intellectual bankruptcy and shallowness over the course of time was the former Mayor of the City of New York, Rudolph William Giuliani, who sold out the Holy Faith to accept $25,000 in contributions from Liberal Party of the State of New York, then chaired by Raymond Harding, to help finance his first--and unsuccessful--campaign for the mayoralty of New York City against then City Clerk David N. Dinkins. Giuliani dropped a nominal Reagan-Bush era opposition to abortion (his second wife, Donna Hanover, revealed that Giuliani had told her in 1982 when he was dating her while still married to his second cousin, Regina Peruggi, that he was "pro-choice," something that "relieved" her a great deal) to accept the Liberal Party nomination and the $25,000 that went with it.
[The then conciliar "archbishop" of New York, John "Cardinal" O'Connor, who had been openly critical of pro-abortion Catholic politicians such as then New York Governor Mario Matthew Cuomo and former United States Representative Geraldine Ferraro, gave Giuliani a "pass" in 1989 and then again in 1993 as Giuliani challenged Dinkins, who had defeated him narrowly in 1989, successfully for the first of his two terms as Mayor of the City of New York. This "pass" lasted through the time of O'Connor's death on May 3, 2000, and through the remainder of Giuliani's second term as Edward Egan succeeded O'Connor as the conciliar "archbishop" of New York. Not a word was uttered by Egan in public criticism of Giuliani as he made plans to marry his mistress, Judith Nathan, civilly in 2003 after he had left office.
[Giuliani's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 was about as inept an effort in American electoral politics as has ever been made by a man thought by many, including me, to be the front-runner for that nomination. Giuliani acted as though the nomination was his as a result of his role in rallying the City of New York and much of the nation following the terrorist attacks that took place in the City of New York on September 11, 2001. Giuliani believed that voters would overlook his support for chemical and surgical baby-killing and special rights for those engaged in perverse acts in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments because of his nonexistent "expertise" in national security. He was surrounded by street-wise New York City political operatives who did not understand much of the populace west of the Hudson River.
[Although Giuliani was touted as a possible candidate for the New York governorship or the United States Senate seat held currently by Kirsten Gillibrand next year, Giuliani announced yesterday that he was not running for either of those nominations, endorsing another Catholic pro-abort, former United States Representative Rick Lazio, who was defeated sounded by carpetbagger Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2000 for the Senate now held by Gillibrand, for the governorship of the State of New York. Lazio, if he secures the Republican Party gubernatorial nomination, will be slaughtered by the likely Democratic Party nominee, the current Attorney General of the State of New York, the pro-abortion Catholic Andrew Cuomo, the son of the pro-abortion former Governor Mario Matthew Cuomo, who will, it appears at this writing, defeat incumbent pro-abortion Catholic Governor David Paterson in the Democratic Party gubernatorial primary next year.
[In addition to the reports that circulated two years ago that Giuliani had officers of the New York City police department chauffeur his mistress Nathan when he was mayor, Giuliani faces the added embarrassment now of his former police commissioner, Bernard Kerik, facing sentencing after pleading guilty to eight felony counts last months. His political career, which featured participation in the annual "pride" parade celebrating perversity on the fourth Sunday in June, is over, at least for the time being. Apart from standing for a concept of "law and order" that denied both to the innocent preborn and their defenders, Rudolph William Giuliani is but another example of a Catholic coopted by the twin, interrelated forces of Americanism and naturalism, being enabled by his priest-friend, Monsignor Alan Placa, all the while.]
[There was a time in May of 2000 when I was grading final examinations from a political science course at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University while having a bite to eat at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho, New York. It was around 4:30 p.m. I had gotten a phone call on my new cellular phone from Terry Jeffrey, the editor of the conservative magazine Human Events under whom I had worked as a volunteer speaker in the Patrick Joseph Buchanan presidential campaign in 1995 and 1996. Mr. Jeffrey told me that he had recommended me to appear on an MSNBC or CNBC program (I forget which) to discuss the revelations of Giuliani's marital infidelity that were torpedoing his putative campaign for the United States Senate against Hillary Rodham Clinton.
[The producer telephoned a short while later, asking me in what amounted to a pre-interview what I would say if she had me on the program. My answer was simple: "It's easy to betray your wife by violating the Sixth Commandment when your betray your Faith by violating the Fifth Commandment as you support the daily slaughter of the innocent preborn." The producer paused for a long time, ultimately composing herself enough to say, "I think we're going to get someone else." No, my friends, it's never been about "money" or "exposure." It's always been about the Social Reign of Christ the King, something that does not make one very popular in the world today.
[For men like Rudolph William Giuliani, however, it's always been about the money and exposure and power. Giuliani has his "consulting" company, which is going to arrange for security for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and he is paid for his "commentary" on the talking head cable news programs and as he is paid large sums of money as a "motivational" speaker by various corporations and civic groups. Lost on the poor man is the fact that only one thing matters: adhering to the totality of the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted to His Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication as one strives at all times to be in a state of Sanctifying Grace, never knowing when one's next breath will be his last.
[May we, as we approach Christmas with First Vespers tomorrow evening, always keep in mind the truth that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was born for us in Bethlehem to be our King in this life as well as in the next and that every nation has the duty to honor Him as its King and to consecrate itself to the patronage of His Most Blessed Mother, Mary our Immaculate Queen, as public Rosary processions are sponsored by the civil government to thank so great a Mother for making possible the Birth of Our Saviour, He who provides us with true liberation from the power of sin and eternal death by His Redemptive Act on the wood of the Holy Cross that is re-presented in an unbloody manner on altars of sacrifice by true priests every day of the year.]
Fallen human nature takes quite a toll on us. One of the many ways in which the ravages of our fallen natures leads us away from God as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through the true Church that He founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, is to tend to invest in mere creatures something approach salvific power. This is evident in the pages of the Old Testament, where we find many of the Chosen People forgetting about God entirely to worship false gods and/or to disobey His Commandments in order to curry favor with those positions of political and/or social prominence. And it was not uncommon to find those holding such positions of prominence to believe themselves to be above God's Commandments while being enabled in their deceits by the sycophants around them.
Even King David, from whose very line Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ received His Sacred Humanity from His Most Blessed Mother, proved himself to be unfaithful, seeking after a mere creature, Bethsabee, and arranging for the death of her husband Urias while he was still married to his own wife.
And it came to pass at the return of the year, at the time when kings go forth to war, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel, and they spoiled the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabba: but David remained in Jerusalem. In the mean time it happened that David arose from his bed after noon, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and he saw from the roof of his house a woman washing herself, over against him: and the woman was very beautiful. And the king sent, and inquired who the woman was. And it was told him, that she was Bethsabee the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Urias the Hethite. And David sent messengers, and took her, and she came in to him, and he slept with her: and presently she was purified from her uncleanness: And she returned to her house having conceived. And she sent and told David, and said: I have conceived.
And David sent to Joab, saying: Send me Urias the Hethite. And Joab sent Urias to David. And Urias came to David. And David asked how Joab did, and the people, and how the war was carried on. And David said to Urias: Go into thy house, and wash thy feet. And Urias went out from the king's house, and there went out after him a mess of meat from the king. But Urias slept before the gate of the king's house, with the other servants of his lord, and went not down to his own house. And it was told David by some that said: Urias went not to his house. And David said to Urias: Didst thou not come from thy journey? why didst thou not go down to thy house?
And Urias said to David: The ark of God and Israel and Juda dwell in tents, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord abide upon the face of the earth: and shall I go into my house, to eat and to drink, and to sleep with my wife? By thy welfare and by the welfare of thy soul I will not do this thing. Then David said to Urias: Tarry here today, and tomorrow I will send thee away. Urias tarried in Jerusalem that day and the next. And David called him to eat and to drink before him, and he made him drunk: and he went out in the evening, and slept on his couch with the servants of his lord, and went not down into his house. And when the morning was come, David wrote a letter to Joab: and sent it by the hand of Urias, Writing in the letter: Set ye Urias in the front of the battle, where the fight is strongest: and leave ye him, that he may be wounded and die.
Wherefore as Joab was besieging the city, he put Urias in the place where he knew the bravest men were. And the men coming out of the city, fought against Joab, and there fell some of the people of the servants of David, and Urias the Hethite was killed also. Then Joab sent, and told David all things concerning the battle. And he charged the messenger, saying: When thou hast told all the words of the battle to the king, If thou see him to be angry, and he shall say: Why did you approach so near to the wall to fight? knew you not that many darts are thrown from above off the wall?
Who killed Abimelech the son of Jerobaal? did not a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon him from the wall, and slew him in Thebes? Why did you go near the wall? Thou shalt say: Thy servant Urias the Hethite is also slain. So the messenger departed, and came and told David all that Joab had commanded him. And the messenger said to David: The men prevailed against us, and they came out to us into the field: and we vigorously charged and pursued them even to the gate of the city. And the archers shot their arrows at thy servants from off the wall above: and some of the king's servants are slain, and thy servant Urias the Hethite is also dead. And David said to the messenger: Thus shalt thou say to Joab: Let not this thing discourage thee: for various is the event of war: and sometimes one, sometimes another is consumed by the sword: encourage thy warriors against The city, and exhort them that thou mayest overthrow it.
And the wife of Urias heard that Urias her husband was dead, and she mourned for him. And the mourning being over, David sent and brought her into his house, and she became his wife, and she bore him a son: and this thing which David had done, was displeasing to the Lord. (2 Kings 11: 1-27.)
The Prophet Nathan was sent by God to remonstrate with David, who was sincerely repentant for his crimes of adultery and of arranging the murder of his paramour's husband, Urias. David recognized that he was not above the law of God, recognizing Nathan to be His own Prophet:
And the Lord sent Nathan to David: and when he was come to him, he said to him: There were two men in one city, the one rich, and the other poor. The rich man had exceeding many sheep and oxen. But the poor man had nothing at all but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up, and which had grown up in his house together with his children, eating of his bread, and drinking of his cup, and sleeping in his bosom: and it was unto him as a daughter.And when a certain stranger was come to the rich man, he spared to take of his own sheep and oxen, to make a feast for that stranger, who was come to him, but took the poor man's ewe, and dressed it for the man that was come to him. And David's anger being exceedingly kindled against that man, he said to Nathan: As the Lord liveth, the man that hath done this is a child of death.
He shall restore the ewe fourfold, because he did this thing, and had no pity. And Nathan said to David: Thou art the man. Thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee from the hand of Saul, And gave thee thy master's house and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and Juda: and if these things be little, I shall add far greater things unto thee. Why therefore hast thou despised the word of the Lord, to do evil in my sight? Thou hast killed Urias the Hethite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon. Therefore the sword shall never depart from thy house, because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Urias the Hethite to be thy wife.
Thus saith the Lord: Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thy own house, and I will take thy wives before thy eyes I and give them to thy neighhour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun. For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing in the sight of all Israel, and in the sight of the sun. And David said to Nathan: I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said to David: The Lord also hath taken away thy sin: thou shalt not die. Nevertheless, because thou hast given occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, for this thing, the child that is born to thee, shall surely die. And Nathan returned to his house. The Lord also struck the child which the wife of Urias had borne to David, and his life was despaired of. (2 Kings 12: 1-15.)
Saint John the Baptist, the cousin and Precursor of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, warned the powerful King Herod the Tetrarch, the son of King Herod the Great, who had ordered the murder of the Holy Innocents as he sought the very life of Saint John's infant cousin, that he was living in a bigamous and adulterous relationship with the wife his very much alive brother, Philip the Tetrarch:
At the time Herod the Tetrarch heard the fame of Jesus. And he said to his servants: This is John the Baptist: he is risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works show forth themselves in him. For Herod had apprehended John and bound him, and put him into prison, because of Herodias, his brother's wife. For John said to him: It is not lawful for thee to have her. And having a mind to put him to death, he feared the people: because they esteemed him as a prophet.
But on Herod's birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced before them: and pleased Herod. Whereupon he promised with an oath, to give her whatsoever she would ask of him. But she being instructed before by her mother, said: Give me here in a dish the head of John the Baptist. And the king was struck sad: yet because of his oath, and for them that sat with him at table, he commanded it to be given. And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
And his head was brought in a dish: and it was given to the damsel, and she brought it to her mother. And his disciples came and took the body, and buried it, and came and told Jesus. (Matt. 14: 1-12.)
Even in the era of Christendom, of course, there were many examples of conflicts between ecclesiastical officials and civil potentates. We will commemorate the saintly life of Saint Thomas a Becket in just six days from now, recalling how he defended the liberties of Holy Mother Church against the schemes of King Henry II of the House of Plantagenet.
Alas, none of this, of course, means anything to Americanists, who populate the entirety of the ecclesiastical divide, including in fully Catholic venues in the catacombs where no concessions are made by true bishops or true bishops to conciliarism or to its false shepherds. None of this meant anything to many of the American bishops of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries prior to the "Second" Vatican Council as they enabled the anti-Catholic policies of such loathsome men as Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge and Franklin Roosevelt. James Cardinal Gibbons, the Americanist Archbishop of Baltimore, Maryland, from 1877-1921, did the bidding of Woodrow Wilson during World War I. Francis Cardinal Spellman, the Archbishop of New York from 1939 to 1967, constantly was carrying water for the thirty-third degree Mason named Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Richard Cardinal Cushing, the Archbishop of Boston, Massachusetts from 1944 to 1970, was the errand boy of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., doing whatever he could to advance the career of Kennedy's reprobate second born son, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Thus it is that the "bishops" of the counterfeit church of conciliarist, the entity that is the "ape" of the Catholic Church and which has formal custody of her parishes and convents and schools and hospitals and other properties, have continued, with notable exceptions here and there that I used to get all "excited" about during my days as a "conservative" conciliarist, the enabling of various civil potentates that had been the modus vivendi of so many Catholic bishops of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.
What action has been taken against Catholic politicians of either major political party in the United States of America who support the destruction of innocent preborn human life by chemical and/or surgical means? Next to none, that's what.
The conciliar "archbishop" of Washington, District of Columbia, Donald Wuerl, has issued no statement of "apology" for the fact that United States Senators John Kerry and Edward Moore Kennedy, both Democrats from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Speaker of the House of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-California), received what purported to be Holy Communion in the atrocious Novus Ordo service that was hosted by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI at Nationals Park in Washington, District of Columbia, on Wednesday, April 16, 2008. Indeed, Wuerl noted earlier this year that he had no intention of imposing any sanctions on pro-abortion Catholic politicians, thus continuing the policies of his corrupt predecessor, Theodore "I bless you in the name of Allah" McCarrick. Kerry, Kennedy and Pelosi remain in perfectly "good standing" in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
Edward "Cardinal" Egan, the conciliar "archbishop" of New York, who has boasted of being the "friend" of pro-abortion politicians, took nine days--nine days, mind you--to issue the following terse statement in the aftermath of the thrice married Catholic pro-abort Rudolph William Giuliani's reception of what purported to be Holy Communion at the Novus Ordo show at Saint Patrick's Cathedral on Saturday, April 19, 2008:
“The Catholic Church clearly teaches that abortion is a grave offense against the will of God. Throughout my years as Archbishop of New York, I have repeated this teaching in sermons, articles, addresses, and interviews without hesitation or compromise of any kind. Thus it was that I had an understanding with Mr. Rudolph Giuliani, when I became Archbishop of New York and he was serving as Mayor of New York, that he was not to receive the Eucharist because of his well-known support of abortion. I deeply regret that Mr. Giuliani received the Eucharist during the Papal visit here in New York, and I will be seeking a meeting with him to insist that he abide by our understanding.” Statement of "Cardinal" Egan
"An understanding"? Public scandal is never a private matter. The faithful have a right to know that a public sinner is being sanctioned by those who appear to them to be the ecclesiastical officials of the Catholic Church. Edward Egan said nothing back in 2003 when Giuliani entered into his sacramentally invalid marriage to his third wife, Judith Nathan, thereby depriving Catholics who believe that divorce and remarriage is no "big problem" of an opportunity to learn that Giuliani was not entitled to "congratulations" on this bogus marriage, that, indeed, he was further jeopardizing the salvation of his immortal soul. There was nothing but silence from Egan's offices at 1011 First Avenue in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York, New York. Silence.
One wonders if Egan had or his successor in the conciliar structures, Timothy
"I am to a happy bishop" Dolan, has "understanding" with the thirty-third degree Mason named Charles Rangel, a Democrat who serves as the United States Representative from the Fifteenth Congressional District in the State of New York and a militant supporter of baby-killing, who remains a Catholic in "good standing" in the conciliar structures.
One wonders if Egan had or Dolan had or"understanding" with former New York Governor George Pataki, a pro-abortion Republican who lives within the confines of the Archdiocese of New York. Does any such "understanding" exist with former New York Governor Mario Matthew Cuomo, a pro-abortion Democrat who was defeated in his bid for a fourth term by Pataki in 1994. Does any such "understanding" exist with the current Governor of the State of New York, David Paterson, a pro-abortion Catholic member of the Democrat Party. Why all of the silence if such "understandings" exist? Paterson was at Ratzinger/Benedict's "high church" Novus Ordo hybrid service at Yankee Stadium in the Borough of the Bronx, City of New York, New York, on Sunday, April 20, 2008. Did he receive what purported to be Holy Communion at that service?
One wonders why the conciliar "bishop" of Providence, Rhode Island, Thomas Tobin, chose to issue a "private" warning to United States Representative Patrick Kennedy, who is keep alive the pro-abortion, pro-perversity legacy of his late father, Edward Moore Kennedy, not to receive what purports to be Holy Communion in the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service, expressing his regret that the younger Kennedy chose to make his, Bishop Tobin's, 2007 letter a public matter. (See Bishop Tobin Asked Rep. Kennedy Not to Receive Communion.) Public scandal is never a private matter.
Then again, of course, the counterfeit church of conciliarism specializes in giving scandal to the faithful. The scandal of esteeming the symbols of false religions, an act that is so offensive to the honor and majesty of God that it is almost impossible for us mortals to comprehend in its full enormity, has become passe to most Catholics in the conciliar structures. What's the "big deal" about calling the Koran, a document that blasphemes Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and denies the doctrine of the Most Blessed Trinity, among other things, "dear" and "precious"? What's the "big deal" about calling Mount Hiei in Japan, on which the false religion of Buddhism is practice, as "sacred"? What's the "big deal" about calling the heretical and schismatic "patriarch" of Constantinople a "pastor" in the Church of Christ. What's the "big deal" about a putative "pope" going into a mosque or a synagogue and being treated as an inferior as reverence is given to places that are abominable in the sight of God?
The only thing that is evidently a "big deal" is to remind Catholics that anyone who supports even one condemned proposition of the Catholic Church has fallen from the Faith and expelled himself from the Church by virtue of having violated the Divine Positive Law. That's the only "big deal" that seems to matter to a lot of people. So what if Pope Leo XIII wrote the following in Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896?
The Church, founded on these principles and mindful of her office, has done nothing with greater zeal and endeavour than she has displayed in guarding the integrity of the faith. Hence she regarded as rebels and expelled from the ranks of her children all who held beliefs on any point of doctrine different from her own. The Arians, the Montanists, the Novatians, the Quartodecimans, the Eutychians, did not certainly reject all Catholic doctrine: they abandoned only a certain portion of it. Still who does not know that they were declared heretics and banished from the bosom of the Church? In like manner were condemned all authors of heretical tenets who followed them in subsequent ages. "There can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison, infect the real and simple faith taught by our Lord and handed down by Apostolic tradition" (Auctor Tract. de Fide Orthodoxa contra Arianos).
The practice of the Church has always been the same, as is shown by the unanimous teaching of the Fathers, who were wont to hold as outside Catholic communion, and alien to the Church, whoever would recede in the least degree from any point of doctrine proposed by her authoritative Magisterium. Epiphanius, Augustine, Theodore :, drew up a long list of the heresies of their times. St. Augustine notes that other heresies may spring up, to a single one of which, should any one give his assent, he is by the very fact cut off from Catholic unity. "No one who merely disbelieves in all (these heresies) can for that reason regard himself as a Catholic or call himself one. For there may be or may arise some other heresies, which are not set out in this work of ours, and, if any one holds to one single one of these he is not a Catholic" (S. Augustinus, De Haeresibus, n. 88).
The need of this divinely instituted means for the preservation of unity, about which we speak is urged by St. Paul in his epistle to the Ephesians. In this he first admonishes them to preserve with every care concord of minds: "Solicitous to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Eph. iv., 3, et seq.). And as souls cannot be perfectly united in charity unless minds agree in faith, he wishes all to hold the same faith: "One Lord, one faith," and this so perfectly one as to prevent all danger of error: "that henceforth we be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the wickedness of men, by cunning craftiness, by which they lie in wait to deceive" (Eph. iv., 14): and this he teaches is to be observed, not for a time only - "but until we all meet in the unity of faith...unto the measure of the age of the fullness of Christ" (13). But, in what has Christ placed the primary principle, and the means of preserving this unity? In that - "He gave some Apostles - and other some pastors and doctors, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ" (11-12).
Perhaps Nathan should have engaged David in "dialogue" rather than telling him that he had to repent and to pay a price, the death of his own son, for his moral crimes.
Perhaps Saint John the Baptist should have given Herod and Herodias a "kiss of peace" at Ground Zero rather than to be so "judgmental" about the lives they were leading.
Perhaps Saint Stanislaus should have kept his mouth shut as his brother, King Boleslaus lived immorally and treated his subjects with great cruelty.
Perhaps Saint Thomas a Becket should have "gone along" with King Henry II, thus surrendering the rights of the Church to a civil potentate.
Perhaps Saints John Fisher and Thomas More and the Blessed Edmond Campion and the other saints and blesseds of the Protestant Revolt in England during the eras of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I (and thereafter) should have made their peace with the Anglican Church, just as Ratzinger/Benedict is doing at present in siding with his fellow non-bishop, Rowan Williams (the Anglican "archbishop" of Canterbury), against a group of Anglo-Catholics who are upset with the apostate policies of Thomas Cranmer's successors.
Perhaps James Gibbons and Richard Cushing and Francis Spellman were right to enable American presidents and potentates.
Perhaps the popes of the Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries were wrong in their reading of the Fathers and the Doctors of the Church concerning Church-State relations.
You see, my friends, conciliarism, which has made its accommodation to the principles of 1776 and 1787 and 1789, deals with modern civil potentates in most, although not all, instances, in exactly the opposite way of the great saints of the Catholic Church, taking its cue from the likes of the Americanist bishops who paved the way for conciliarism prior to the "Second" Vatican Council.
In the midst of all of this, of course, we must have recourse to Our Lady, especially by means of her Most Holy Rosary and of total consecration to her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, through her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. The chastisements of the preset moment will pass. The final victory belongs to Christ the King through the Immaculate Heart of Mary our Queen. In this we must never doubt.
Consider these words spoken to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour, Christ the King, Himself:
"I will reign in spite of all who oppose Me." (quoted in: The Right Reverend Emile Bougaud. The Life of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, reprinted by TAN Books and Publishers in 1990, p. 361.)
May we never stand in opposition to the Social Reign of Christ the King and to Mary our Immaculate Queen!
Vivat Christus Rex!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.