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January 4, 2008

Secular Saviors to the Naturalist Right,

Secular Saviors to the Naturalist Left

by Thomas A. Droleskey

The illusion of secular salvation has been a consistent theme of my teaching and writing even long before I stopped attempting to reconcile the Faith with the naturalistic, anti-Incarnational, semi-Pelagian principles of the American founding in the latter part of the 1980s. That is, I have long recognized the limitations of partisan politics even though I did, albeit quite mistakenly as I have recognized in the last few years, believe that it was possible to use the fora provided in electoral campaigns to speak to the truths of the Faith and thus to help to plant the seeds for the conversion of a few souls here and there. As one who has followed electoral politics since the Eisenhower-Stevenson race of 1956 (yes, I was not even five years old at the time of election on November 6, 1956) and has made the study of government and politics my life's work as a political scientist, I have always found the level of "excitement" in the "rush" of political campaigns to be an interesting commentary on the ability of fallen men to seek salvation in all of the wrong places.

To wit, how many Catholics, for example, were all caught up in the campaign of then Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy's for the presidential nomination of Democrat Party in 1960 and then supported him in the general election against then Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon that year? A lot. Some of them were awash with enthusiasm over the "young" Kennedy, who was only four years younger than his former colleague in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate, Nixon, and over the fact that a "good Catholic" was going to be President of the United States of America. More than two-thirds of Catholics voted for a man who did not take his Faith seriously and who endorsed the Americanist "gospel" of the separation of Church and State that would serve as one of the foundations of conciliarism itself within a few years.

Indeed, a mother of schoolmate of mine at Saint Aloysius School in Great Neck, New York, approached my mother outside of the school on November 9, 1960, to say how "wonderful" it was that Kennedy, a Catholic, had been elected. "We've arrived," the woman said with pride. My late mother, Norma Florence Red Fox Droleskey, was pretty blunt in her response: "Arrived at what?" Indeed. My late father, Dr. Albert Henry Martin Droleskey, had said at our dinner table that Kennedy "cheated" on his wife, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. I didn't know what they meant except that it was not a good thing to cheat. Kennedy was not, I understood, a "good Catholic." His victory did not represent "progress" for Catholics in the United States of America nor a "change for the better" for the country-at-large. (How did my father know about Kennedy's "cheating"? Well, he had a client or two of his veterinary practice in Queens Village, New York, who were Secret Service agents--or close relatives thereto, who talked about Kennedy's use of tunnels connecting hotels in Manhattan that were used by Kennedy to go from where people thought he was sleeping to where he actually spent a given night, a practice he continued as President, as a New York Daily News photographer told me in the 1990s.)

The vaunted "Kennedy mystique" was on full display again in 1968 when Senator Robert Francis Kennedy (D-New York) announced on March 16 of that year that he was going to challenge then President Lyndon Baines Johnson for the Democrat Party nomination. Kennedy's followers labeled him as an "idealist," although the actual truth-of-the-matter was that it was a consummated opportunist. Robert Kennedy paved the way for future "carpetbagging" politicians to change residences at the last moment prior to a particular election, running in 1964 for the United States Senate seat then held by Senator Kenneth Keating (R-New York) a year after his brother's assassination. Robert Kennedy lived in Alexandria, Virginia, and maintained a residence in Massachusetts, setting the stage for two other carpetbaggers to hold the Senate seat he won in that election. (James Buckley, who lived in Sharon, Connecticut, and won a three-way race as the nominee of the Conservative Party of the State of New York in 1970 against Representative Richard Ottinger, a Democrat, and the man whom then Governor Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller had appointed to replace Robert Kennedy following his own death on June 6, 1968, a day after he was shot and wounded by would-be assassin Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, Senator James Goodell, a liberal Republican in the mode of Rockefeller himself. Native New Yorker and pro-abortion Catholic Democrat Daniel Patrick Moynihan defeated Buckley in 1976, being succeeded by the carpetbagger from Arkansas, Hillary Rodham Clinton, in the 2000 election.) And Bobby Kennedy waited until four days after Senator Eugene McCarthy (D-Wisconsin) had garnered an unexpected forty-two percent of the vote against a stand-in for President Johnson in the New Hampshire primary to decide whether the beleaguered Johnson, who had gotten the United States of America bogged down in a needless ground war in the Republic of [South] Vietnam, was vulnerable. Kennedy announced for the Democrat Party presidential nomination only after McCarthy showed that Johnson, who announced on March 31, 1968, that he would not run for his party's presidential nomination that year, was indeed vulnerable.

Bobby Kennedy and "Clean Gene" McCarthy both had their cult followings in 1968. McCarthy, not without considerable justification, believed that Kennedy lacked the courage to "test the waters" against Johnson on his own, remaining, most unfortunately, a very embittered man to the time that he died on December 10, 2005, at the age of eighty-nine. "True believers" of Kennedy and McCarthy believed that their respective candidates were "idealists" who were "battling the establishment" to produce "change" for a "better America." They were "building for the future," we were told at the time. It never dawned on the many Catholics who supported these two Catholic members of the United States Senate that their heroes were naturalists and semi-Pelagians of the first order, men who were promising a "better tomorrow" by means of the "reform" of the structures of human institutions, the quintessence of liberalism, rather than on the reform of individual lives in cooperation with the graces for us by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, mankind's one and only Saviour, and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, the Mediatrix of All Graces.

Those of the "conservative" bent of naturalism developed cult-like adulation of their own heroes in the 1970s and 1980s, especially for Ronald Wilson Reagan. "True believers" of Ronald Reagan brooked no criticism of their demigod. The pro-abortion, pro-Planned Parenthood George Herbert Walker Bush for Vice President in 1980? Be real, man, people told me, the "point" is to get elected. That single choice of George Herbert Walker Bush, a man who believed in very little except that which was wrong, including the New World Order that served as the focal point for the Persian Gulf War of 1991, resulted in the rise of two political dynasties that continue to dominate American politics: the Bushes and the Clintons. Then Arkansas Governor William Jefferson Clinton was able to get elected to the Presidency of the United States of America in 1992 principally because then President George Herbert Walker Bush stood for nothing and was incapable of articulating a coherent train of thought to respond to Clinton's demagoguery and endless lying about matters of public policy (no less those of his own personal life). George Herbert Walker Bush made William Jefferson Clinton electable, thus giving us the latter's wife as a United States Senator from New York and current candidate for the Democrat Party presidential nomination. Anyone who knew anything about electoral politics could see that the elevation of the then former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and the former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, George Herbert Walker Bush, the son of the late Senator Prescott Bush (R-Connecticut), to be Reagan's running mate in 1980 would bode ill for the country in the future. Reaganites did not want to hear the criticism at all. Those of us who criticized the nomination were said to be "party-poopers" and unrealistic people who did "know" how the "real world" worked.

Further invective was hurled at those of us critical of President Ronald Reagan when he nominated Sandra Day O'Connor in 1981 to replace the retiring Associate Justice Potter Stewart of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. O'Connor, as both Howard Phillips of the Conservative Caucus Foundation and Judie Brown of the American Life League testified, had a thoroughly pro-abortion voting record when she was the President of the Arizona State Senate. This mattered nothing to ostensibly "pro-life" Republicans in the United States Senate or to "true believers" in the Reaganite cause. No, Reagan, advised by his second wife Nancy and Deputy White House Chief of Staff Michael Deaver, had to close the "gender gap." Reagan even admitted this himself, albeit inadvertently, when he said in his introduction of O'Connor at the White House on July 7, 2001, that he wanted to find "the best woman possible" to replace Justice Stewart, one of the seven pro-abortion votes on the Supreme Court in the case of Roe v. Wade, January 22, 1973. One pro-abort replaced another. Reaganites would point out in later years that their man gave the Court Antonin Scalia, a positivist who believes that abortion is a matter left up to the people in the states to decide, which it is not, making up for O'Connor. Reagan also gave us Anthony Kennedy following the United State Senate's rejection of the nomination of Robert Bork to replace Associate Justice Lewis Powell on the Supreme Court of the United States. Kennedy proved to be a most reliable pro-abortion vote over the years. Even his opinion in the case of Gonzales v. Carhart, April 18, 2007, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy went out of his way to point out that the conditional, partial ban on partial-birth abortions that the Court upheld in that case was not contrary to Roe v. Wade or Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Robert P. Casey, June 29, 1992, as the law passed by Congress and signed into law by President George Walker Bush on November 5, 2003, did not limit "access" to late-term baby-killing as two other methods to kill babies, the hysterotomy and dilation and evacuation, remained perfectly legal. No, Ronald Reagan was no secular savior. He was not, as some naturalists who believe in the semi-Pelagian heresy that human beings can more or less stir up grace in themselves to save themselves and the world contend, "Ronaldus Magnus."

Reagan's departure from the White House on January 20, 1989, brought us George Herbert Walker Bush and the politics of the New World Order and the economics of the Director of the Office of Management and the Budget Richard Darman, known affectionately in "insider" circles as "Darth Vader." Conservatives were upset, and rightly so, by the policies of what now called the Bush I (or Bush 41) Administration, prompting former White House Director of Communications (1985-1987) Patrick Buchanan to challenge Bush for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 1992. Although I did have my differences with Mr. Buchanan over his unabashed enthusiasm for the founding fathers and for his refusal to promote the Social Reign of Christ the King as the foundation of a just social order, I supported his candidacy in 1992 and again in 1996, working very hard as an unpaid volunteer to address audiences throughout the State of Iowa from December 8, 1995, to the very night of the caucuses on February 12, 1996 (campaigning also in New Hampshire, Florida, and Illinois). I supported Pat because I believed that he was the only completely no-exceptions pro-life candidate who had a legitimate chance of winning the Republican presidential nomination that year and the individual who would be able to articulate some basic truths about just governance in debates with then President William Jefferson Clinton. Buchanan Brigaders, however, saw their cause as having more popular support than it did, believing that their ranks were more numerous than was actually the case.

My criticism of the careerism of the "establishment" Republican contenders in early 1995 was noted by the The Manchester Union-Leader on April 24, 1995:

'Hung Up' on Abortion? Source of Our Problems. Failure of Nerve

Why does The Union Leader place so much emphasis on the issue of abortion in Presidential politics? Or, as one angry reader asked last week: ''Why are you people so damned hung up on this one campaign issue?'' Before we could explain why we are ''hung up,'' she opted to hang up the phone. Nevertheless, it's a fair question, and although we have addressed it many times, most recently in editorials citing the uncomfortably perceptive observations of the saintly Mother Teresa, we believe that it deserves a response even when it is asked by one who apparently doesn't want an answer. This time, however, we are going to bolster our case with some expert testimony.

A recent commentary by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey, visiting assistant professor of political science at Long Island University's C.W. Post campus, sums up our view of the importance of the abortion issue in Presidential politics. (See excerpts from his article below.) He raises, more articulately than have we, the very same points that The Union Leader has been making, to the apparent chagrin of Presidential candidates and others who are into heavy avoidance of thinking about the major moral issue of this century.

But as was true in the case of slavery, the great moral issue of the 19th Century, it won't go away. Abortion is not some issue that, because discussion of it makes many people uneasy, can be compartmentalized and walled off from all the others. Droleskey, a columnist for The Wanderer, knows that one cannot divorce the devaluation of human life in the continuing abortion holocaust from the nation's other social problems.

To do so would be like professing to believe that, say, the nightmarish terrorism of Oklahoma City has nothing to do with the perpetrators' poverty of spirit and nihilistic outlook on the sanctity of human life.

There are signs everywhere that the American people are awakening to the reality that it is America's values, as reflected in the issues raised by social conservatives, not simply America's economy, that must be defended.

Droleskey agrees with Democratic former Pennsylvania Governor Robert Casey, who explained succinctly what motivated many voters in the November 1994 elections swept by Republicans when he said: ''It's the culture, not the economy.''

Because Dr. Droleskey's commentary, while highly supportive of Patrick Buchanan's candidacy, is applicable to all of the Presidential campaigns, we quote some highly pertinent experts below.

Also, they go a long way toward edifying any critic who wants to know why The Union Leader is ''so damned hung up'' on the issue of abortion in Presidential politics. -Jim Finnegan ----

Source of Our Problems.

We present here excerpts from a timely commentary (see editorial above) by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey, visiting assistant professor of political science at Long Island University's C.W. Post campus. - -Editors. ---- ...

A candidate who does not understand that most of our social problems are directly traceable to abortion will be incapable of providing any real leadership, nationally or internationally.

The acceptance of a judicially-invented ''right'' to kill children, which contravenes the Divine and natural laws, is responsible for the proliferation of teen pregnancies, the feminization of poverty, the breakdown of families - and the general lowering of a sense of personal responsibility for one's actions. It has also cheapened the value of human life, making it far easier for all manner of murderous mayhem to be committed. As Mother Teresa has noted on a number of occasions, no one is safe if a mother can kill her child in the sanctuary of the womb.

Need we look to the increase in such things as the Long Island Railroad massacre or the murders in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, for proof of her observation?... Were things right in the world, there would be no candidate for public office anywhere except those who were committed to the defense of human life, right from the moment of conception until the time of natural death. But things are far from right with the world. They are very wrong. --


All right, all right. I quoted Mother Teresa. Remember, I was an indulterer in those days, all right?

The point of this is, however, that my involvement in the Buchanan campaign centered, albeit mistakenly, as I now realize, on a belief that it was possible to "turn the tide" politically and that the Buchanan campaign represented a legitimate opportunity to to do so. I would not have been involved in Pat's campaign if he had not been completely pro-life and had not been opposed to domestic and international funding for "family planning" programs. My "cause" was not the "conservative" cause. It was the the only and only truly American cause: the Catholic cause. Patrick Buchanan's candidacy was, I thought at the time, a step in the right direction. As is the case in our land naturalism and pluralism, others supporting Buchanan had their own ideas, many of which revolved around a brand of "conservatism" that had no room for Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen.

The Buchanan campaign of 1995 and 1996 had to contend with another phenomenon involving "true believers, that is those associated with the candidacy of Dr. Alan Keyes, former Assistant Secretary of State in the administration of Presidential Ronald Reagan. One rather prominent Catholic lay man nearly decked me the lobby of the Washington Marriot Hotel in a Washington, D.C., hotel after I had criticized Dr. Keyes's Americanism after being asked a direct question by an attendee at a National Wanderer Forum in 1995. "Who are you," this man kept shouting at me, "to criticize Alan Keyes? Who are you? What have you ever run for?" Well, I had run for lieutenant governor of New York on the Right to Life Party line nine years before and was trained in the study of the American founding in my doctoral studies. I did have a few qualifications. Oh, no. I had dared to criticize Alan Keyes, who had been a roommate at Harvard University with the Buchanan-hating neoconservative William Kristol, now the editor of thirty-third degree Mason Rupert Murdoch's National Standard and the son of one of the founders of neoconservatism, Irving Kristol. Shame on me. Keyes, who said at a fund-raiser for a crisis pregnancy center on Long Island in 1997 that "we must avoid all denominationalism" in public life and had said in New Hampshire in 1996 that "a lot of people went to a lot trouble to make sure that that [a Pope's telling rulers what to do] was not going to happen again," had a very fervent core of supporters who believed that criticism of him was forbidden.

All of the above, however, paled into insignificance when compared with the near fascistic support given by "conservative" Catholics to then Texas Governor George W. Bush as he sought the Republican Party presidential nomination in 1999 and 2000. Efforts to point out Bush's actual record as Governor of Texas and the fact that he supported the slicing and dicing of babies as a matter of principle in the so-called "hard cases" and his unabashed support for completely pro-abortion Republican candidates for public office were met with bitter, highly emotional, if not entirely irrational responses as "Do you want to elect Al Gore?" "Don't you realize that we have to accept the lesser of two evils." This irrationality, a product of the Protestant Revolt and the rise of Judeo-Masonry as the substitutes for the true Faith, become even more pronounced with the passage of years. Articles that factually documented the evidence of Bush's anti-life policies were denounced in the harshest terms possible. To be opposed to President George Walker Bush and Vice President Richard N. Cheney was to opposed all truth itself, revealing oneself to be "self-hating American," of all things. Simple rationality was thrown to the wind, a sign of the goose-stepping fascism associated with all forms of nationalism, an ideology which places the love of one's nation over the love of the true Faith, thus making it a direct violation of the First Commandment.

Just consider, if even for a brief moment, the following facts about the Bush's gubernatorial and presidential administrations that so few "true believers" in "W" want to consider:

1. Bush has said that abortion is a "difficult" issue about which Americans of "good will" can disagree legitimately. Really? Would he say this about racism or anti-Semitism. Why is the slicing and dicing of little babies a "difficult" issue?

2. Bush has said repeatedly, as he will do in his telephone address to Miss Nellie Gray of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund during the rally on the Ellipse on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, that he wants to work for the day when all children will be "welcomed in life and protected by law." Really? How is this possible when he believes that the law must permit the killing of innocent preborn babies in certain "hard" cases?

3. Bush appointed numerous individuals to his administration who were completely in support of child-killing under cover of law (Andrew Card, Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell, Tom Ridge, Michael Chertoff, Donald Rumsfeld, Christine Todd Whitman, et al.) and has campaigned with and for completely pro-abortion Republicans (Rudolph Giuliani, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Bloomberg, Kay Bailey Hutchison, George Pataki, Rick Lazio, et al.). Would he have done so for a person tainted with even the whiff, no matter how unjustly, of racism and anti-Semitism? Look at what happened to the thirty-third degree Mason former Senator Trent Lott (R-Mississippi) at the end of 2002 when he, Lott, said that the country would have been off if it had elected his fellow Mason, then outgoing (and now quite late) South Carolina Senator Strom Thumond, once an arch-segregationist, as president in 1948. Bush did everything possible to maneuver Lott out of his position as floor leader of the Republican Party in the United States Senate. The slicing and dicing of little babies is no such impediment to the holding of political power in the eyes of George Walker Bush.

4. Bush, as Governor of Texas, sent a messenger to the platform committee Texas State Republican Convention in 1996 to request that the party's pro-life plank be taken out of its platform, a move that was unanimously rejected by the members of the platform committee. Bush also signed into law a bill naming a portion of a highway in Houston, Texas, after a notorious abortionist, the late John B. Coleman, also appointing an open pro-abortion and supporter of Planned Parenthood and perversity, Martha Hill Jamieson, to the 164th District Court in Houston.

5. The presidential administration of President George W. Bush had increased spending for domestic (Title X) and international family planning programs, thereby supporting the grave evil of contraception and contributing to the chemical assassinations of millions of children in the United States of America and elsewhere in the world.

6. Then Solicitor General of the United States of America, Theodore Olson, argued in an amicus curiae brief in the case of Scheidler v. National Organization for Women before the Supreme Court of the United States of America on December 4, 2002, that Mr. Joseph Scheidler, the President of the Pro-Life Action League who has saved thousands of babies from execution by means of his sidewalk Counseling, was a "racketeer" under the terms of the 1946 Hobbs Act in that he, Scheidler, was taking "business" away from legitimate businesses, namely, abortuaries:

"It is irrelevant under the Hobbs Act whether the defendant is motivated by an economic purpose, as the lower courts that have addressed the issue have correctly recognized. The text of the Hobbs Act contains no requirement of an economic motive. As explained, when a person uses force or threats to compel a business to cede control over what goods or services the business will offer, the defendant obtains the victim's property by acquiring the power to decide how the business will be conducted. That conclusion holds true whether or not the defendant has a profit-making objective.

"A contrary conclusion would allow a defendant to hijack legitimate businesses by wrongful acts of violence, threats, or fear simply because the defendant had a non-economic objective. That result would defeat the government's strong interest in protecting interstate commerce under the Hobbs Act by prosecuting extortionists who are motivated by causes other than financial gain. For instance, an economic motive requirement would immunize a defendant from prosecution under the Hobbs Act even though the defendant threatened acts of murder against a bank that loaned money to foreign nations whose policies the defendant opposed, against a retail store that sold products to which the defendant objected, or against any other business that used its land or other valuable property for a purpose that the defendant found unpalatable.

"Those acts have deleterious effects on interstate commerce, whether or not the defendant directs the use of such property for his own financial gain. To exempt such conduct from the Hobbs Act would retreat from the Act's purpose to 'protect the right of citizens of this country to market their products without any interference from lawless bandits.' In sum, when the defendant uses wrongful force or threats to wrest control over the victim's business decisions, the defendant obtains that property interest."


The Supreme Court of the United States got it right in the case of Scheidler v. National Organization for Women, ignoring Olson and rejecting the relentless efforts of the National Organization for Women to apply the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (R.I.C.O.) to sidewalk counseling in front of abortuaries, arguing that only the government, not private organizations, could bring a R.I.C.O. suit.


7. The Bush administration has done nothing to reverse the marketing of the human pesticide, RU-486, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services in the administration of President William Jefferson Clinton in September of 2000. Indeed, Bush said in his October 3, 2000 debate with then Vice President Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., that he would be opposed to reversing that decision if it proved to be "safe" for women, ignoring the fact that the pill is patently unsafe for women and positively lethal for a preborn baby. He has proved true to his word. The Food and Drug Administration under his own administration has simply issued a few warnings about the pesticide. It has done nothing to reverse the marketing of this kill-pill. (See: US Food and Drug Administration.)

8. The Bush administration permitted the Food and Drug Administration to approve on August 24, 2006, over-the-counter sales for the Plan-B "Emergency" contraceptive, which can work as an abortifacient, to women over eighteen years of age. Ah, yes, the "pro-life" president.

9.President George Walker Bush approved "limited" Federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research on August 9, 2001, on stem-cell lines created before 9:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time that evening. He has never called for a ban on private funding of such research, which kills a living human being, and endorsed the immoral practice known as in vitro fertilization (artificial contraception) in direct violation of the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law:

My administration must decide whether to allow federal funds, your tax dollars, to be used for scientific research on stem cells derived from human embryos.  A large number of these embryos already exist.  They are the product of a process called in vitro fertilization, which helps so many couples conceive children.  When doctors match sperm and egg to create life outside the womb, they usually produce more embryos than are planted in the mother.  Once a couple successfully has children, or if they are unsuccessful, the additional embryos remain frozen in laboratories.


The conception of a child is a gift from God, not a right. No one may resort to artificial means to conceive a child. This means nothing to Bush, who supports contraception and artificial conception. And, most sadly, Bush's support of these evils matters little, it appears, to even many traditionally-minded Catholics who are too wrapped up in their reflexive Americanism to consider public policy in light of the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted exclusively to the Catholic Church for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication.

10. President George W. Bush's much-vaunted Mexico City policy, which forbids the use of "international family planning" funds to be sent to organizations overseas that perform or refer for surgical abortions is fraught with loopholes, including one that permits employees of these organizations to refer for surgical abortions off of the organization's premises, that is, in some other location in the foreign city where its offices are located. The Mexico City policy is a sham. Mrs. Judie Brown, the founder and President of the American Life League put it this way in her blog:

While many are celebrating the Congressional passage of a bill that contains the Mexico City Policy, there are those of us who are not so quick to throw a party.

The policy was contained in a piece of legislation that also provides an increase in funding for Planned Parenthood. But that's not really the worst of it.

The Mexico City Policy contains exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother ... standard fare for the pro-life politicos these days. The problem is, they fail to point out that the Mexico City Policy does not and cannot prohibit our tax dollars from paying for abortion; it can only prevent our tax dollars from paying for some abortions. Why, you may ask, did I use the word "some"?

Well, the Mexico City Policy will pay for surgical abortion in the cases of rape, incest, and life of the mother in addition to paying for chemical abortions caused by RU-486, the morning-after pill and the various birth control methods that can cause abortion.

Further, it is not clear what happens when an organization agrees to refrain from paying for abortion with U.S. tax dollars, but chooses to use those dollars to pay for other "services," thus freeing up other money to subsidize the killing.

In other words, the Mexico City Policy is fraught with problems that result in death.

So when some claim that America is no longer an "exporter of death," they are really not being totally honest with the public. America is still the number one exporter and subsidizer of preborn child killing, period. Of that there is no doubt.


There is so much more. This is only a partial listing, one that does not even take into consideration the hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings who have been killed and wounded by the unjust and immoral invasion of Iraq that George W. Bush unleashed on March 19, 2003.

George W. Bush's anti-life policies have been indemnified at almost every turn by Priests for Life and the ill-named National Right to Life Committee. As noted above, many Catholics just look the other way, subordinating the Faith to the public policy decisions made by a vapid man whose wife has been urging Americans to engage in allegedly "safe" practices that involve direct violations of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments. Hey, you Bushies out there, has the current President Bush contradicted his wife? Why do you support a man who supports such evils? Why?

Oh, yes, there are Catholics aplenty who look to their secular saviors of the naturalist left to "change" the country and the world. It appears that United States Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) is the new "flavor of the week" in this regard. Obama's surprisingly large margin of victory over former United States Senator John Edwards (D-North Carolina) and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-Illinois, Arkansas, New York) has many of his supporters oohing and aahing over "change" and Obama's alleged ability to "take back" and to "unite" our country. Consider the rhetoric from his victory address following the Iowa caucuses on Thursday, January 3, 2008:

“Last night the people of Iowa put America on the road to change. And in four days’ time, New Hampshire, it is your turn.. . . . They said this day would never come. They said our sights were set too high. They said this country was too divided, too disillusioned to ever come together. But on this January night at this defining moment in history, you have done what the cynics said we couldn’t do.”


Ah, another "defining" moment in history. Obama also said that he saw a country not of red states or blue states, but of "united" states. Please pardon me while I yawn as the Obama supporters believe, much like the supporters of each of the aforementioned candidates in the past who have been cited above believed, that the "better America" and the "better word" depend upon the election of their candidate.

Former State of Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, a former Baptist minister (the joys of "religious liberty," huh?), said much the same thing as he claimed victory over the Mormon (hey, Mitt, Mormons really do believe that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and Lucifer are "brothers in the spirit; yours, Mr. Romney, is a vicious, blasphemous belief system cooked up by Lucifer himself, as is Protestantism, of course) former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Republican caucuses. Huckabee promised in stirring terms that "change" was coming to the country. Please pardon me while I yawn yet again (I am really, really tired as I write this, you understand).

Yes, the Ron Paul supporters are talking about how their candidate has "changed" things, forcing the country to listen to his message. As I indicated in a recent article, it was my judgment that Dr. Paul would get somewhere between four and eleven percent of the Republican vote in the primaries and caucuses when all is said and done. He will have a respectable showing, although it is most likely the case that he will not approach the three million votes pulled in by Patrick Buchanan in 1996. Ten percent of 115,000 votes in a small, unrepresentative state remains ten percent of 115,000 votes in a small, unrepresentative state.

A total of 11,000 votes is not exactly representative of the nearly 142,000,000 registered voters (figure as of a Bureau of the Census report in the year 2006), many of whom are not Republicans or conservatives or libertarians. Dr. Paul has earnestness and is quite correct on a number of important issues, especially as pertains the unjust and immoral invasion of Iraq by the armed forces of the United States of America. He is, as has been noted on this site a lot, very wrong on many other things, including his praise of the "founding fathers" and his belief that state legislatures can permit or restrict abortion according to the "will" of the "people." Dr, Paul has also been most tragically wrong in his belief that the birth control pill does not act as an abortifacient, thereby making him an accomplice in the deaths of untold numbers of innocent preborn babies as a result of the prescriptions he wrote so that his female patients who asked for "the pill" could obtain access to it. This is not a light matter at all. It is not something over which Dr. Paul is the least bit remorseful.

As has been noted before, Representative Ron Paul is a Protestant, which means he must fend for himself to make "judgments" that contravene the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as they have been entrusted exclusively to the infallible teaching authority of the Catholic Church. This was the subject of No Decisions to be Made, Only Commandments to be Obeyed three days ago now. What is interesting to note at the present time is that Dr. Paul's force of personality and his courage on some important issues has blinded the judgment of many even traditionally-minded Catholics to the fundamentally flawed nature of his beliefs about the authority possessed by institutions of civil governance to decide matters that have been decided for all eternity by God Himself. Some even use profanities to denounce anyone who brings to their attention the following simple facts about the birth control pill that Dr. Paul prescribed in his medical practice:

What is it?

The birth control pill is also known as an oral contraceptive. It is a pill taken by mouth daily. It is supposed to work by preventing the woman's body from becoming pregnant if she engages in sexual intercourse.

What is in the pill?

The birth control pill comes in many forms, from the progestin-only pill to combinations of progestin and estrogen.

Progestins and the estrogen in the pill are artificial hormones designed to help a woman's body believe that it is pregnant month after month. All the vital organs in her body are affected by the constant use of this pill. It contains powerful steroids that constantly remain present in her body. The pill's artificial hormones suppress the woman's production of normal progesterone and estrogen.

This constant presence of powerful steroids is not healthy, and there are side effects when using the pill.

How does the pill work?

The birth control pill can work in one of three ways:

  1. It can prevent ovulation (releasing an egg from the ovary)
  2. It can cause the mucus in the cervix to change so that if sperm reach the cervix, they are not allowed to enter, and
  3. It can irritate the lining of the uterus so that if the first two actions fail, and the woman does become pregnant, the tiny baby boy or girl will die before he or she can actually attach to the lining of the uterus.

In other words, if the third action occurs, the woman's body rejects the tiny baby and he or she will die. This is called a chemical abortion.

Abortion is an act of direct killing that takes the life of a tiny human being-a life that begins at fertilization.

Is the pill safe?

No! If you are not using the pill, don't start. If you are on the pill now, take out the patient package insert that should be with the pills and read it.

If you are not using the pill, don't start. If you are on the pill now, take out the patient package insert that should be with the pills and read it.

Here are some of the side effects:

  • bacterial infections (because the pill weakens the immune system.)
  • more susceptible to the AIDS virus (HIV) because the pill weakens the immune system
  • pelvic inflammatory disease-an infection of the fallopian tubes that can cause sickness or sterility
  • infertility-unable to ever bear children
  • cervical cancer
  • ectopic pregnancy
  • shrinking of the womb (endometrial atrophy)
  • mood swings and depression
  • breast cancer
  • blood clots
  • birth defects in children conceived while women are on the pill
  • tender breasts

stroke ( The Pill)


Yes, as has been case throughout American history, many, although certainly not all, of the supporters of Ron Paul are willing to overlook, if not entirely ignore or (worse yet) justify (!) his flawed ideas in the tragically delusional belief that they are "building" for the future. They are not. They are spinning their wheels rolling that boulder up the hill repeatedly as Sisyphus (see: A World of Sisyphuses).

The "rush" of partisan politics can be intoxicating, leading otherwise sane people to lose their perspective on the truth and their grip on reality. Politics is, as the late William C. Koneazny, the founder of the old Catholic Rendezvous programs in Salisbury, Connecticut, said in 1986, "a sideshow."

Consider the following set of remarks delivered after another primary victory in the not-so-distant past. The rhetoric promised the dawning of a new era. No such era dawned:

Listen, we're taking back our party, we are on the verge of taking it back as prelude to taking back our country, as prelude to taking back the destiny of America. And I'm, when we get there, my friends, we will only be obedient to one sovereign America, and that is the sovereign of god himself and his laws. God only rules over this country.


I believe, I believe those of us in this room are the true sons and daughters I believe of the founding fathers. We are their legitimate and rightful heirs. We have never forgotten where we came from. Our heritage goes back to Lexington and Concord and Yorktown and Saratoga, and my friends in this campaign, we have conducted a three-week political campaign that will go down in legend in American political history.


They wrote us off -- three weeks ago, "Pat, when are you going to get out of single digits, pat? When are you going to get out of single digits? Bob Dole's at 50-percent." We told them, three weeks, stunned them in Alaska. We came out of Alaska, we came out of the tundra, we went down to the bayou of Louisiana, we did it again.


when we drove across those frozen cornfields of Iowa, they said his trade message will never be heard out here. It was heard. And then we came up here, along that river with those red mills there we won it all in Manchester. We're going on to San Diego, we're going on to the nomination, we're going on to the White House.


You know, we have shown something here tonight, we have shown something here tonight. We have proven to the country. We have proven that passion, let me tell ya we will offer our hand, we will say "Listen, we will keep the doors to this campaign open to only to we keep them to those who do not shut any doors to us." But we have proven something in this campaign. We have shown that ideas and ideals and conviction, and passion, and fire, and energy, they can beat big money any time.


they can beat all the money they've got.


That's what America's all about.

So tonight, so tonight, we are headed down to South Carolina, from there, we are going out to the Dakotas, I'm gonna go visit Mt. Rushmore, and there's a spot up on that mountain I'm going to take a look at.

[Laughter and cheers]

Then we're going on we're going on to Arizona, where I'm going to conduct a few burials out in Monument Valley.


Decent burials but listen my friends, we have won a tremendous victory here tonight, but we no longer have the element of surprise. We had it in Alaska and Louisiana. All the forces of the old order are going to rally against us. The establishment is coming together, you can hear them right now. The fax machines and phones are buzzing in Washington D.C. We've got to get together, somebody's got to get out and take on this guy, we gotta have one guy take him on. But I'll tell you what we don't have time, we need the troops we need the troops we need the troops But I'm telling the folks out in the country. They're going to come after this campaign with everything they've got. Do not wait for orders from headquarters, mount up everybody and ride to the sound of the guns.


Thank you

[Audience: Go Pat go. Go Pat go]

Listen my friends, I didn't think there'd ever be a night, I didn't think I'd ever have a night in American politics like that incredible night in 1992 when we met King George's army all along the Nashua Manchester Concord line. I didn't think it would ever be like that again. I thought it was the high water mark of the cause I believed in. We got a higher water mark friends and I'm serious, we got to buckle down and we got to move forward. We got to move forward with strength and courage and conviction and take what they're going to deliver to us. We know what they're going to do to us. They're coming at us every way, but you stay with me say your prayers about this cause and campaign. I promise you I will lead as long as can and as hard as I can and as far as I can, until we drop the torch and someone else picks it up.1996 Victory Speech - by Pat Buchanan, Manchester, New Hampshire, February 20, 1996.


Real change, ladies and gentleman, cannot come from the naturalist left or the naturalist right. It cannot come from the ballot box, as I once believed could be a tool, at the very least, to persuade others to embrace the true Faith. No, real change takes place within the souls of men, which is why conciliarism's embrace of the Americanist precepts of "religious liberty" and the "separation of Church and State" has make it all that much more difficult to convince Catholics that they have an obligation to fight the very evils that the leaders of the counterfeit church of conciliarism say they oppose but have been institutionalized in no small measure by their own "reconciliation" with the anti-Incarnational errors of Modernity.

Real change starts with our own conversion on a daily basis in cooperation with Sanctifying Grace as we move away from sins and grow in virtue and holiness, seeking to make reparation for our own sins (believe me, I am one of the worst sinners around!) by offering up our prayers and our sufferings and our sacrifices and mortifications to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. We are living in the Age of Mary, who has appeared many times in the past 178 years (since appearing to Saint Catherine Laboure in 1830) to seek the conversion of sinners and to urge Catholics to do reparation for their sins. There can be no conversion of men unless they trust in Our Lady, especially by means of her Fatima Message, which called for the praying of the Rosary and for acts of reparation to be made to her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart (this is First Saturday, remember), who wants them to be faithful to everything that her Divine Son has revealed to them through the one and only true Church that He Himself founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope.

Pope Leo XIII noted the absolute necessity of Catholicism as the foundation of all social order as he summed up his pontificate on March 19, 1902, less than a year before his death:

Just as Christianity cannot penetrate into the soul without making it better, so it cannot enter into public life without establishing order. With the idea of a God Who governs all, Who is infinitely Wise, Good, and Just, the idea of duty seizes upon the consciences of men. It assuages sorrow, it calms hatred, it engenders heroes. If it has transformed pagan society--and that transformation was a veritable resurrection--for barbarism disappeared in proportion as Christianity extended its sway, so, after the terrible shocks which unbelief has given to the world in our days, it will be able to put that world again on the true road, and bring back to order the States and peoples of modern times. But the return of Christianity will not be efficacious and complete if it does not restore the world to a sincere love of the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. In the Catholic Church Christianity is Incarnate. It identifies Itself with that perfect, spiritual, and, in its own order, sovereign society, which is the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ and which has for Its visible head the Roman Pontiff, successor of the Prince of the Apostles. It is the continuation of the mission of the Savior, the daughter and the heiress of His Redemption. It has preached the Gospel, and has defended it at the price of Its blood, and strong in the Divine Assistance and of that immortality which has been promised It, It makes no terms with error but remains faithful to the Commands which It has received, to carry the Doctrine of Jesus Christ to the uttermost limits of the world and to the end of time, and to protect It in Its inviolable integrity. Legitimate dispenser of the teachings of the Gospel It does not reveal Itself only as the consoler and Redeemer of souls, but It is still more the internal source of justice and charity, and the propagator as well as the guardian of true liberty, and of that equality which alone is possible here below. In applying the doctrine of Its Divine Founder, It maintains a wise equilibrium and marks the true limits between the rights and privileges of society. The equality which It proclaims does not destroy the distinction between the different social classes. It keeps them intact, as nature itself demands, in order to oppose the anarchy of reason emancipated from Faith, and abandoned to its own devices. The liberty which it gives in no wise conflicts with the rights of truth, because those rights are superior to the demands of liberty. Not does it infringe upon the rights of justice, because those rights are superior to the claims of mere numbers or power. Nor does it assail the rights of God because they are superior to the rights of humanity. (Pope Leo XIII, A Review of His Pontificate, March 19, 1902.)


Those who think that they know more than Pope Leo XIII are fools or heretics (whether of the Protestant or Modernist variety) or both.

Some have asked me why I keep writing on this subject when so few people agree with me, when so many people get so angry with me for pointing out simple, irrefutable facts and explain them in light of the immutable teaching of the Catholic Church. My mission, ladies and gentlemen, has never been to be popular. I could have kept my mouth shut about the Faith in the college classroom, as one priest in the conciliar structures told me to do in the 1990s, believe it or not, and have stayed out of the public arena altogether, never running for public office and never writing any articles about the Faith. I could have obtained tenure in one of the college teaching positions that I held if I had done so.

Sinner that I am, however, I have always recognized that I must speak to the truth, that it truly does not profit a man to gain the whole world (or even part of it--elected office, tenure, career success, popularity) and suffer the loss of his own soul. Whether or not people agree with me now or get angry with me is completely irrelevant. It is my hope and prayer that these articles will help others in the future, those who are removed from the passions and irrationality of a given moment, to see the world more clearly through the eyes of the true Faith and to become apostles for the Social Reign of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen without believing in the illusion of secular salvation, whether from the naturalist right or from the naturalist left. My goal is to die in a state of Sanctifying Grace as a member of the Catholic Church, hoping that the work done in behalf of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen will help to pay back a small portion of the huge debt that I owe to God as a result of my sins. And I mean this with all of my heart. This is why this work continues despite the lack of donations and all of the financial hardships that my dear, dear and most pure wife suffers with me most willingly and gladly.

Those who are open to considering the perspectives put forth on this site will continue to do so. Those who are not open will never be convinced to abandon their precious "activism" that never "changes" anything and winds up wasting the time, energy, money and effort of thousands upon thousands of people. As was noted a few days ago, praying the Rosary is not "doing nothing." Enthroning your home to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary is not "doing nothing." Learning more about the true and most binding Social Teaching of the Catholic Church is not "doing nothing." Passing this teaching on to your children and grandchildren is not "doing nothing." Passing out Green Scapulars (Our Lady did, cynics take note, please, want Green Scapulars distributed to everyone, thank you very much, to effect their conversion to the true Faith) to those whom God's Providence places in our paths each day is not "doing nothing" (my own wife converted to the Faith before I met her as a result of a Green Scapular her only Catholic sister gave her when she, my wife, was but a poor pagan confused about the purpose of human existence). Passing out blessed Rosaries with Rosary instructional booklets to fallen away Catholics is not "doing nothing." Inviting someone to assist at a true offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the catacombs where no concessions are made to conciliarism or to its false shepherds is not "doing nothing." Spending time before Our Beloved in His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament is not "doing nothing."

We must think supernaturally, never once thinking that the subordination of the Faith to a particular political candidate serves any objective good at all. Indeed, such a subordination is from the devil and reaffirms people in a path that might lead them and their nations straightaway into Hell itself.

With total trust in Our Lady and her Most Chaste Spouse, Saint Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church and the Protector of the Faithful, may we pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit so that all men everywhere will live and work and pray with hearts united to the Most Sacred Heart and Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary in one exclamation:


Viva Cristo Rey!

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

The Holy Innocents, pray for us.

Saint Stephen the Protomartyr, pray for us.

The Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus

Lord, have mercy on us
R. Christ, have mercy on us.
Kyrie, eleison.
R. Christe, eleison.
Lord, have mercy on us. Jesus, hear us.
R. Jesus, graciously hear us.
Kyrie, eleison. Iesu, audi nos.
R. Iesu, exaudi nos.
God the Father of Heaven,
R. have mercy on us.
Pater de cælis, Deus,
R. miserere nobis.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
R. have mercy on us.
Fili, Redemptor mundi, Deus,
R. miserere nobis.
God, the Holy Ghost,
R. have mercy on us.
Spiritus Sancte, Deus,
R. miserere nobis.
Holy Trinity, One God,
R. have mercy on us.
Sancta Trinitas, unus Deus,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, Son of the living God,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, Fili Dei vivi,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, splendor of the Father,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, splendor Patris,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, brightness of Eternal Light,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, candor lucis æternæ,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, King of glory,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, rex gloriæ,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, Sun of justice,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, sol iustitiæ,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, Son of the Virgin Mary,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, Fili Mariæ Virginis,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, most amiable,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, amabilis,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, most admirable,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, admirabilis,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, mighty God,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, Deus fortis,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, Father of the world to come,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, pater futuri sæculi,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, angel of great council,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, magni consilii angele,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, most powerful,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu potentissime,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, most patient,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu patientissime,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, most obedient,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu oboedientissime,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, mitis et humilis corde,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, Lover of Chastity,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, amator castitatis,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, lover of us,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, amator noster,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, God of peace,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, Deus pacis,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, Author of life,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, auctor vitæ,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, Model of virtues,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, exemplar virtutum,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, zealous for souls,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, zelator animarum,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, our God,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, Deus noster,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, our Refuge,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, refugium nostrum,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, Father of the poor,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, pater pauperum,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, Treasure of the faithful,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, thesaure fidelium,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, good Shepherd,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, bone pastor,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, true Light,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, lux vera,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, eternal Wisdom,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, sapientia æterna,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, infinite Goodness,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, bonitas infinita,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, our Way and our Life,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, via et vita nostra,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, joy of Angels,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, gaudium Angelorum,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, King of the Patriarchs,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, rex Patriarcharum,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, Master of the Apostles,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, magister Apostolorum,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, Teacher of Evangelists,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, doctor Evangelistarum,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, strength of Martyrs,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, fortitudo Martyrum,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, light of Confessors,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, lumen Confessorum,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, purity of Virgins,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, puritas Virginum,
R. miserere nobis.
Jesus, crown of all Saints,
R. have mercy on us.
Iesu, corona Sanctorum omnium,
R. miserere nobis.
Be merciful,
R. spare us, O Jesus.
Propitius esto,
R. parce nobis, Iesu.
Be merciful,
R. graciously hear us, O Jesus.
Propitius esto,
R. exaudi nos, Iesu.
From all evil,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Ab omni malo,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
From all sin,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Ab omni peccato,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
From Thy wrath,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Ab ira tua,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
From the snares of the devil,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Ab insidiis diaboli,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
From the spirit of fornication,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
A spiritu fornicationis,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
From everlasting death,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
A morte perpetua,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
From neglect of Thy inspirations,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
A neglectu inspirationum tuarum,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
Through the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Per mysterium sanctæ Incarnationis tuæ,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
Through Thy Nativity,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Per nativitatem tuam,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
Through Thine Infancy,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Per infantiam tuam,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
Through Thy most divine Life,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Per divinissimam vitam tuam,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
Through Thy Labors,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Per labores tuos,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
Through Thine Agony and Passion,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Per agoniam et passionem tuam,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
Through Thy Cross and abandonment,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Per crucem et derelictionem tuam,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
Through Thy Sufferings,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Per languores tuos,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
Through Thy Death and Burial,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Per mortem et sepulturam tuam,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
Through Thy Resurrection,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Per resurrectionem tuam,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
Through Thine Ascension,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Per ascensionem tuam,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
Through Thy institution of the Most Holy Eucharist,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Per sanctissimæ Eucharistiæ institutionem tuam,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
Through Thy Joys,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Per gaudia tua,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
Through Thy Glory,
R. deliver us, O Jesus.
Per gloriam tuam,
R. libera nos, Iesu.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
R. spare us, O Jesus.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
R. parce nobis, Iesu.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
R. graciously hear us, O Jesus.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
R. exaudi nos, Iesu.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world,
R. have mercy on us, O Jesus.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi,
R. miserere nobis, Iesu.
Jesus, hear us.
R. Jesus, graciously hear us.
Iesu, audi nos.
R. Iesu, exaudi nos.
Let us pray;
O Lord Jesus Christ, who hast said, "Ask, and ye shall receive; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you": grant we beseech Thee, unto us who ask, the gift of Thy most divine Love, that we may ever love Thee with our whole hearts, and in all our words and actions, and never cease from showing forth Thy praise.
Domine Iesu Christe, qui dixisti: Petite, et accipietis; quærite, et invenietis; pulsate, et aperietur vobis: quæsumus, da nobis petentibus divinissimi tui amoris affectum, ut te toto corde, ore et opere diligamus, et a tua numquam laude cessemus.
Make us O Lord, to have a perpetual fear and love of Thy Holy Name; for Thou never failest to govern those who Thou dost solidly establish in Thy love. Thou who livest and reignest, world without end. Amen.
Sancti Nominis tui, Domine, timorem pariter et amorem fac nos habere perpetuum, quia numquam tua gubernatione destituis, quos in soliditate, tuæ dilectionis instituis: Qui vivis et regnas in sæcula sæculorum. Amen


Pope Saint Sylvester I, pray for us.

Saint Thomas a Becket, pray for us.

The Holy Innocents, pray for us.

Saint Elizabeth, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, pray for us.

Saint Thomas the Apostle, pray for us.

Saint Andrew the Apostle, pray for us.

Saint Barbara, pray for us.

Saint Francis Xavier, pray for us.

Saint Peter Chrysologus, pray for us.

Saint Bibiana, pray for us.

Saint Sabbas, pray for us.

Saint Nicholas, pray for us.

Saint Ambrose, pray for us.

Pope Saint Melchiades, pray for us.

Pope Saint Damasus, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius V, pray for us.

Pope Saint Pius X, pray for us.

Saint Sylvester the Abbot, pray for us.

Saint Gertrude the Great, pray for us.

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us.

Saint Benedict, pray for us.

Saint Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Saint Dominic de Guzman, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Saint Hyacinth, pray for us.

Saint Peter Nolasco, pray for us.

Saint John Matha, pray for us.

Saint John Bosco, pray for us.

Saint John of God, pray for us.

Saint Philip Neri, pray for us.

Saint Francis Solano, pray for us.

Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us.

Saint Brendan the Navigator, pray for us.

Saints Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar, pray for us.

Saint Anthony of Padua, pray for us.

Saint Peregrine, pray for us.

Saint Leonard of Port Maurice, pray for us.

Saint John Fisher, pray for us.

Saint Thomas More, pray for us.

Saint Peter Canisius, pray for us.

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us.

Saint Francis Borgia, pray for us.

Saint John Francis Regis, pray for us.

Saint Genevieve, pray for us.

Saint Casimir, pray for us.

Saint Hedwig, pray for us.

Saint Louis IX, King of France, pray for us.

Saint Stephen of Hungary, pray for us.

Saint Bridget of Sweden, pray for us.

Saint Brigid of Kildare, pray for us.

Saint Patrick, pray for us.

Saint Martin of Tours, pray for us.

Pope Saint Leo the Great, pray for us.

Pope Saint Gregory the Great, pray for us.

Pope Saint Gregory VII, pray for us.

Saint Boniface, pray for us.

Saint Meinrad, pray for us.

Saint Catherine of Siena, pray for us.

Saint Bernardine of Siena, pray for us.

Saint Louis de Montfort, pray for us.

Saint Joseph Cupertino, pray for us.

Saint Joseph Calasanctius, pray for us.

Saint John Damascene, pray for us.

Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, pray for us.

Saints Isidore the Farmer and Maria de Cappella, pray for us.

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us.

Pope Saint Damasus I, pray for us.

Saint Jerome, pray for us.

Saint Basil the Great, pray for us.

Saint Vincent de Paul, pray for us.

Saint Louise de Marillac, pray for us.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, pray for us.

Saint Antony of the Desert, pray for us.

Saint Bonaventure, pray for us.

Saint Turibius, pray for us.

Saint Isaac Jogues, pray for us.

Saint Rene Goupil, pray for us.

Saint John Lalonde, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel Lalemont, pray for us.

Saint Noel Chabanel, pray for us.

Saint Charles Garnier, pray for us.

Saint Anthony Daniel, pray for us.

Saint John DeBrebeuf, pray for us.

Saint Irenaeus, pray for us.

Saint Polycarp, pray for us.

Blessed Rose Philippine Duchesne, pray for us.

Saint Rita, pray for us.

Saint Philomena, pray for us.

Saint Therese Lisieux, pray for us.

Saint Athanasius, pray for us.

Saint Bonaventure, pray for us.

Saint Philip Neri, pray for us.

Saint Peter Damian, pray for us.

Saint Peter of Alcantara, pray for us.

Saint Stanislaus, pray for us.

Saint Stanislaus Kostka, pray for us.

Saint Dominic Savio, pray for us.

Saint Stephen the Protomartyr, pray for us.

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, pray for us.

Saint Adalbert, pray for us.

Saint Norbert, pray for us.

Saint John Chrysostom, pray for us.

Saint Cyril of Alexandria, pray for us.

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, pray for us.

Saints Cosmas and Damian, pray for us.

Saints Gervase and Protase, pray for us.

Saint Cecilia, pray for us.

Pope Saint Clement I, pray for us.

Saint Tarcisius, pray for us.

Saints Fabian Sebastian, pray for us.

Saint Lawrence the Deacon, pray for us.

Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, pray for us.

Saint Eustachius and Companions, pray for us.

Saints Pontian and Hippolytus, pray for us.

Saint Clare of Assisi, pray for us.

Saint Agnes, pray for us.

Saint Agatha, pray for us.

Saints Perpetua and Felicity, pray for us.

Saint Rose of Lima, pray for us.

Saint Scholastica, pray for us.

Saint Margaret of Scotland, pray for us.

Saint Peter Lombard, pray for us.

Saint Albert the Great, pray for us.

Saint Augustine, pray for us.

Saint Monica, pray for us.

Saint Augustine of Canterbury, pray for us.

Saint Anselm, pray for us.

Saint Canute, pray for us.

Saint Clotilde, pray for us.

Saint Brendan the Navigator, pray for us.

Saint Coleman, pray for us.

Saint Maria Goretti, pray for us.

Saint Mary Magdalene, pray for us.

Saint Joan of Arc, pray for us.

Saint Ignatius of Antioch, pray for us.

Blessed Father Vincent Pallotti, pray for us.

Saint Josaphat, pray for us.

Saint Anthony Mary Claret, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette Soubirous, pray for us.

Blessed Edmund Campion, pray for us.

Saint Saturninus, pray for us.

Saint Gerard Majella, pray for us.

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, pray for us.

Venerable Juan Diego, pray for us.

Venerable Junipero Serra, pray for us.

Venerable Miguel Augustin Pro, pray for us.

Venerable Pauline Jaricot, pray for us.

Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich, pray for us.

Jacinta Marto, pray for us.

Francisco Marto, pray for us.

O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.


The Longer Version of the Saint Michael the Archangel Prayer, composed by Pope Leo XIII, 1888

O glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil.  Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil.  Fight this day the battle of our Lord, together with  the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in heaven.  That cruel, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil or Satan who seduces the whole world, was cast into the abyss with his angels.  Behold this primeval enemy and slayer of men has taken courage.  Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the Name of God and of His Christ, to seize upon, slay, and cast into eternal perdition, souls destined for the crown of eternal glory.  That wicked dragon pours out. as a most impure flood, the venom of his malice on men of depraved mind and corrupt heart, the spirit of lying, of impiety, of blasphemy, and the pestilent breath of impurity, and of every vice and iniquity.  These most crafty enemies have filled and inebriated with gall and bitterness the Church, the spouse of the Immaculate Lamb, and have laid impious hands on Her most sacred possessions. In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck the sheep may be scattered.  Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory.  They venerate thee as their protector and patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious powers of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude.  Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church.  Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations.  Amen.

Verse: Behold the Cross of the Lord; be scattered ye hostile powers.

Response: The Lion of the Tribe of Juda has conquered the root of David.

Verse: Let Thy mercies be upon us, O Lord.

Response: As we have hoped in Thee.

Verse: O Lord hear my prayer.

Response: And let my cry come unto Thee.

Verse: Let us pray.  O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon Thy holy Name, and as suppliants, we implore Thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin, immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel Saint Michael, Thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of our souls. 

Response:  Amen.  


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