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May 14, 2008

Simply Bereft of the Faith

by Thomas A. Droleskey

There are manifest signs given to us when people lose the Faith. These signs are all around us today. They were on full display during Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's visit to the United States of America between April 15, 2008, and April 20, 2008. I am still completely flabbergasted that so few people are outraged at how the honor and majesty of God were assaulted by the false pontiff's fawning reception of the symbols of false religions at the "Pope" John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, District of Columbia, on Thursday, April 17, 2008. No one who is possessed of the Catholic Faith would dare to offend God in such a manner. So few people, at least from what I have read thus, seem to care, minimizing the importance of how God was blasphemed by this event staged for the benefit of the media and good "public relations."

Indeed, Father Brian Harrison accused me of using "straw men" in my article of two days ago, Calling Poison Health Food Doesn't Make It So. Straw men? Straw men? Pointing out the incontrovertible fact that Joseph Ratzinger has denied the nature of dogmatic truth throughout the course of his priesthood? Huh? Pointing out that Saint Francis Xavier destroyed the images of the false idols in Goa, India, while Joseph Ratzinger esteems such symbols of false idols? Straw men? Excuse me, Father, no one who loves God as He has revealed Himself through His true Church and who is resolved to keep His Commandments, starting with the First Commandment, would dare to even give the appearance of such apostasy. Pointing out these incontrovertible facts demonstrates how Joseph Ratzinger has lost the Catholic Faith. One must be bereft of the true Faith, no matter how else he may sound like a Catholic (see Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1897, Number 9, and Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 7, 1907, Number 18), to give the impression to millions upon millions of people that God looks favorably upon the "worth" of false religions. He does not. No Catholic esteems false religions, each of which is hated by God.

No true Successor of Saint Peter ever even hinted prior to 1958 that false religions have an absolute right found in the Natural Law to propagate their false beliefs publicly. Not once. Ever. No use of the historical-critical method of attempting to dismiss the immutable, eternally binding principles enunciated by Pope Pius VII in Post Tam Diuturnas, April 29, 1814, and by Pope Gregory XVI in Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832, and by Pope Pius IX in Quanta Cura, December 8, 1864, and by Pope Leo XIII in Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885, can undo the fact that God does not--and never will--look favorably upon the public dissemination of falsehoods that blaspheme Him and put into question the Deposit of Faith, confusing the souls for whom He shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross. Anyone who can assert that the "Second" Vatican Council "discovered" a "truth" that had never been proclaimed prior to that time concerning the "right" of false religions to propagate their falsehoods openly is either intellectually dishonest or attempting to strain to find Catholicism in the midst of apostasy, engaging in the height of an insane activity that is bound to based on fantastic claims that have no foundation in reality whatsoever.

At best, as Pope Pius XII noted in allocution, Ci Riesce, December 6, 1953, the Church may tolerate the dissemination of falsehoods without ever once asserting that those who hold such falsehoods have a right in the objective order of truth to disseminate them:

Thus the two principles are clarified to which recourse must be had in concrete cases for the answer to the serious question concerning the attitude which the jurist, the statesman and the sovereign Catholic state is to adopt in consideration of the community of nations in regard to a formula of religious and moral toleration as described above. First: that which does not correspond to truth or to the norm of morality objectively has no right to exist, to be spread or to be activated. Secondly: failure to impede this with civil laws and coercive measures can nevertheless be justified in the interests of a higher and more general good.

Before all else the Catholic statesman must judge if this condition is verified in the concrete—this is the "question of fact." In his decision he will permit himself to be guided by weighing the dangerous consequences that stem from toleration against those from which the community of nations will be spared, if the formula of toleration be accepted. Moreover, he will be guided by the good which, according to a wise prognosis, can be derived from toleration for the international community as such, and indirectly for the member state. In that which concerns religion and morality he will also ask for the judgment of the Church. For her, only He to whom Christ has entrusted the guidance of His whole Church is competent to speak in the last instance on such vital questions, touching international life; that is, the Roman Pontiff. . . .

The Church must live among them and with them [the nations and peoples of the world]; she can never declare before anyone that she is "not interested." The mandate imposed upon her by her divine Founder renders it impossible for her to follow a policy of non-interference or laissez-faire. She has the duty of teaching and educating in all the inflexibility of truth and goodness, and with this absolute obligation she must remain and work among men and nations that in mental outlook are completely different from each other.

Let Us return now, however, to the two propositions mentioned above: and in the first place to the one which denies unconditionally everything that is religiously false and morally wrong. With regard to this point there never has been, and there is not now, in the Church any vacillation or any compromise, either in theory or in practice.

Her deportment has not changed in the course of history, nor can it change whenever or wherever, under the most diversified forms, she is confronted with the choice: either incense for idols or blood for Christ. The place where you are now present, Eternal Rome, with the remains of a greatness that was and with the glorious memories of its martyrs, is the most eloquent witness to the answer of the Church. Incense was not burned before the idols, and Christian blood flowed and consecrated the ground. But the temples of the gods lie in the cold devastation of ruins howsoever majestic; while at the tombs of the martyrs the faithful of all nations and all tongues fervently repeat the ancient Creed of the Apostles.

Concerning the second proposition, that is to say, concerning tolerance in determined circumstances, toleration even in cases in which one could proceed to repression, the Church - out of regard for those who in good conscience (though erroneous, but invincibly so) are of different opinion - has been led to act and has acted with that tolerance, after she became the State Church under Constantine the Great and the other Christian emperors, always for higher and more cogent motives. So she acts today, and also in the future she will be faced with the same necessity. In such individual cases the attitude of the Church is determined by what is demanded for safeguarding and considering the bonum commune, on the one hand, the common good of the Church and the State in individual states, and, on the other, the common good of the universal Church, the reign of God over the whole world. In considering the "pro" and "con" for resolving the "question of facts," as well as what concerns the final and supreme judge in these matters, no other norms are valid for the Church except the norms which We have just indicated for the Catholic jurist and statesman.


There was no talk by Pope Pius XII of a right founded in the Natural Law for adherents of false religions to propagate their falsehoods openly. There is only one word to describe efforts to justify the "Second" Vatican Council's endorsement of this "right" in Dignitatis Humanae, December 7, 1965: sophistry. The Sophists were quite convincing in their day. The Sophists of the world and the Sophists of the counterfeit church of conciliarism are quite convincing in their own day. Let's give them full credit for their persuasive abilities. It matters not, however, how many people are "convinced" by sophistic arguments that fly in the face of immutable Catholic truth. It wouldn't matter if ninety-nine percent of those who consider themselves to be "traditional" Catholics were led back to Rome in conciliar captivity by the force of sophistry. Sophistry remains what it is no matter how many people are attracted to and convinced by it.

And just look at how Pope Pius XII roundly condemns the "incense" burned before idols:


Her deportment has not changed in the course of history, nor can it change whenever or wherever, under the most diversified forms, she is confronted with the choice: either incense for idols or blood for Christ. The place where you are now present, Eternal Rome, with the remains of a greatness that was and with the glorious memories of its martyrs, is the most eloquent witness to the answer of the Church. Incense was not burned before the idols, and Christian blood flowed and consecrated the ground. But the temples of the gods lie in the cold devastation of ruins howsoever majestic; while at the tombs of the martyrs the faithful of all nations and all tongues fervently repeat the ancient Creed of the Apostles.

Imagine what Pope Pius XII would have said at the scene of a man purporting to be a successor his fondling the symbols of false idols with delight. Perhaps, however, this is precisely what Pope Pius XII had in mind when he said:

After me, the deluge.

Catholicism is clear. One does not need to "strain" to find Catholicism in a text of a true pope's encyclical letters or in the text of a true Church council.

Also clear from time to time is the absurdity of the conciliar Vatican's view of the world. At a time when the institutions of the counterfeit church of conciliarism are rife with perverted "bishops" and perverted "priests," at a time when over seventy percent of Catholics who are attached to that counterfeit church do not believe in the Real Presence of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist (a telling sign of that fact that Our Lord is not present in the tabernacles of most conciliar churches), at a time when thousands upon thousands of babies are being killed by chemical and surgical means every day in most of the countries of the world, at a time when Catholics, both alleged clerics and members of the laity, in perfect "good standing" in the conciliar structures reject whole articles contained in the Deposit of Faith and actually support very openly one abject evil after another, what are two of the subjects that interest the editors of the Vatican's official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano? What? Space aliens and evolution! You can't make this stuff up.

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican's chief astronomer says that believing in aliens does not contradict faith in God.

The Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, says that the vastness of the universe means it is possible there could be other forms of life outside Earth, even intelligent ones.

In an interview published Tuesday by Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Funes says that such a notion "doesn't contradict our faith" because aliens would still be God's creatures.

The interview was headlined "The extraterrestrial is my brother." Funes said that ruling out the existence of aliens would be like "putting limits" on God's creative freedom. (Vatican: It's OK to Believe in Aliens)


"The extraterrestrial is my brother." You better believe that the "extraterrestrial" is your brother, Father Funes, as you from outer space yourself. Let me introduce you to "Uncle Martin" from  My Favorite Martian Theme, My Favorite Martian - opening & ending. You might also want to check out your friend Edward L. Norton, a fan of Captain Video, at The HoneyMooners: TV or not TV (Part 3).

Of all the absurdities that conciliarism presents to us on a regular basis, my friends, it is most telling that the semi-official newspaper of the Vatican, now in conciliar captivity, believes that ruminations about the possible existence of space aliens is newsworthy. Imagine this. What does this matter to Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. He is so steeped in his role as the Modernist academician that he sees no harm in this utter waste of time and effort and newsprint. Does anyone want to assert that Pope Saint Pius X would have tolerated such an article in L'Osservatore Romano during his pontificate?

Much more serious, however, is L'Osservatore Romano's continuing crusade in behalf of something that is unquestionably at the heart of that which is alien to the Catholic Faith but so very close to the heart of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI: the false, discredited ideology of evolutionism:

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- While apes evolved naturally into pre-human creatures, it was the will and desire of God that turned them into humans, an article in the Vatican newspaper said.

"The formation of human beings necessitated a particular contribution by God, though it remains that their emergence was brought about by natural causes" of evolution, it said.

The article, published in the May 5-6 edition of L'Osservatore Romano, was written by Italian evolutionary biologist Fiorenza Facchini.

The article said that, "when the biological conditions necessary for supporting a being capable of reflective thought were attained, the will of God, the creator, freely desired it, and man came to be."

The article posed the question: Does this mean that humans evolved from chimpanzees?

"No, it might be better to say that at some point God willed a spark of intelligence to light up in the mind of a nonhuman hominid and thus came into existence the human as a being, as a subject capable of thought and the ability to decide freely," it said.

So rather than picturing it as humans descending from the apes, it said, humans ascended or rose up from the animal kingdom to a higher level, thanks to the hand of God.

As Pope Benedict XVI wrote in 1968 when he was Father Joseph Ratzinger, God wanted to create a being that could know him and be able to turn to him, the article said.

The emergence of the human is neither a casual or accidental event, nor is it something that was "strictly necessary," demanded by God or the evolutionary process, it said.

Evolution could have ended at the pre-human stage, it said, but thanks to "the free choice of God," humans emerged from their pre-human ancestors.

This divine intervention "does not represent an unwarranted intrusion (of theology) in the field of science -- as is the case with intelligent design -- but is called for in order to explain the presence of man's spirit" which cannot come from or evolve out of the material world, the article said.

The movement from being a creature of the animal and physical world to also the spiritual was a gift from God "even if it came at the end of a natural process of evolution," it said. (http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0802496.htm)


Joseph Ratzinger's long held belief in "Theistic evolutionism" was reiterated on July 26, 2007, prompting me to write Listen to the Voice of God at the time. There is no need to revisit the points made in that article, which can be read by clicking on the hyperlink just provided.

Suffice it to say for present purposes, however, that the disproved ideology of evolutionism is at the heart of all things Modernist--and hence all things conciliar. Let me explain.

The disproved Darwinian theory of the evolution of the species helped to give great impetus in the Nineteenth Century to Marxism, which relied upon turning Georg Hegel's false principle of "dialectical idealism" "right side up" to produce the Communist view of history and its "end," dialectical materialism.

The disproved Darwinian theory of the evolution of the species helped to give great impetus to all other forms of naturalism, including the psychologism of Sigmund Freud, who saw human beings as simply higher a form of animals with basic "drives" that explained their behavior, believing also that religion was a form of psychosis, an illusion, if you will, that provided some people with a "coping" mechanism that was detached from reality.

The disproved Darwinian theory of the evolution of the species helped to create the Social Darwinism movement, which was closely associated with aspects of utilitarianism (which asserts that public policy must be based on what is most "useful" for the greatest numbers of people). Social Darwinism's most aggressive form produced the likes of Margaret Sanger, the founder of the Birth Control League (which is now the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and International Planned Parenthood), and other eugenicists, including the Soviets and the Nazis (as well as many in the Weimar Republic of pre-Nazi Germany and prominent eugenicists in the United States of America and the United Kingdom).

The disproved Darwinian theory of evolutionism helped to give great impetus to liberal Protestantism's efforts to "demythologize" the Bible, which helped in its own turn to contribute to the further development of Modernism amongst Scripture scholars and theologians in many Catholic circles in the latter part of the Twentieth Century. The immersion of these Catholics in the historical-critical method of Scriptural exegesis was one of the principal subjects discussed by Pope Saint Pius X in Pascendi Dominic Gregis.

The disproved Darwinian theory of evolutionism helped to shape the mind of one Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., whose belief in the evolutionary processes he believed were extent in biology could be applied to the entirety of human exist. God, you see, is evolving. Our understanding of God is evolving. Chardin helped to spawn the "spiritual ecumenism" ("inter-religious prayer" that has been condemned by Holy Mother Church from time immemorial, as I noted two days ago in Calling Poison Health Food Doesn't Make It So) that has bene praised repeatedly by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, paving the way for the whole conciliarist ethos itself, as explained by Mr. Stephen Hand in a recent post on his website, written in direct response to the L'Osservatore Romano editorial on evolutionism cited above:

Note: Very crafty language (they think) there, with all the nice pious touches; truly worthy of the contempt of all faithful Catholics and true men of the (real, hard) sciences. We find a true gnosis at work in this oracle: "God willed a spark of intelligence to light up in the mind of a nonhuman hominid and thus came into existence the human as a being".

So God created the "non-human," the "prehuman," not "man" as attested in sacred scripture. This "spark of intelligence...in the mind," which intelligence is nowhere evident in such a statement, is a long way from home, the living immortal soul which we must by all means save, and which is taught in sacred scripture and tradition.

But we see more: "humans ascended or rose up from the animal kingdom to a higher level...".

Ascended...rose... What a (new and imaginative) faith, granting the wishful premises of "the scientific community" but not the ends! Not even in a time when Darwin himself has been all but scrapped (except as inspiration) by the scientists themselves, having been proven so wrong at so many levels, necessitating so many radical revisions, dying the death of a thousand (nay, more!) qualifications...

But then again scientism can't lose, for as with all lies, it doth spin and spin and spin---and how shall the little layman know? The poor Vatican. It is as if one need simply put the Modernist conception of "God" (read: Mysterious Process) in front of anything metaphysical which the oracle "scientists" (who fake at being "empiricists") place at the top of their Credo and the Modernist sycophants will bow and adore. No need for mystery here, not even in the face of the immensity of Creation. The new Gnostic's will "explain" it all... soon enough!

The last I heard the Vatican's competence did not extend to the epistemology of what passes for science these days, much less paleontology; and, to say the very least, it is unseemly in the extreme for Churchmen (unless they are looking for applause) to pronounce on such wildly speculative matters as if it were part of the Creed. For too long now we have watched the present occupants in Rome pronouncing on what they should not ---and failing to pronounce on what they ought.

Which, of course, is suggestive that the real aim in all of this is to supplant one philosophy---employing the requisite pious language of course---with another: namely to oust St. Thomas and Being for Teilhard and becoming. This will not surprise any who read Henri De Lubac's apologetic for his friend Teilhard decades ago (and of course De Lubac was given the red hat by JPII). Vatican II was of, by and for Teilhard's world view, top to bottom, which is why it is crumbling together with that world view---based on a million unprovable conjectures and robust faith---as must all who oppose St. Thomas; because for Thomas facts and reason mattered and true facts are deduced from true facts, while, for the rest, flights of imagination reveal their puniness (hubris is a puniness by definition); and that "a little error in the beginning [must become here as everywhere] a great error in the end".

Though by subscribing to the globalist club metaphysics and alternative grand narrative, the Vatican thinks it might become more acceptable to the other globalist ruling powers, it is a sad, tragic affair, and we are left simply to watch with more than a little interest the horrific spectacle of apostasy as error (which must always fall of its own weight) and credulity makes fools of these very (confused or conniving?) popes of Vatican II, pronouncing on what they know not. But how it all dovetails so nicely with Vatican II's (and specifically Joseph Ratzinger's long espoused) evolution of dogma.

In any case, we can safely add this new imaginative mountain range of Darwinian conjectures and faith to the Vatican II New Age Creed even as we expose, curse and condemn it as we would any other who tried to murder our mother. Thieves come only to rob and kill, whatever the rationale.

While faithful Catholics are keen to the differences between genuinehard science and that bastard child "scientism, ideologues will ever be impervious to facts and reason. All that matters for them is the agenda, i.e., who is "in" and who is "out".---Stephen Hand


Mr. Hand is entirely correct. His analysis is superb. I thank him for sending me his remarks and for giving me permission to use them in this article.

Yes, the evolutionary "processes" at the essence of Modernism and its progeny, the New Theology that is so near and dear to the heart of Joseph Ratzinger and conciliarism, which Ratzinger himself helped to bring to birth. Although Ratzinger is a critic of certain aspects of Chardin's work, he is nevertheless a thorough going believer in much of Chardin's legacy, especially as it was provided to him through the lenses of Henri de Lubac and Hans Urs von Balthasar. Remember, Joseph Ratzinger believes in an evolutionary nature of dogmatic truth, meaning that he believes that we can never understand the truth adequately at any given period in time, which is why it is necessary to make "adjustments" to certain "mistaken" notions in the past as we strive to find "continuity in discontinuity," an exercise condemned solemnly by the authority of the Catholic Church. There has never been "discontinuity" in the language and the teaching and the pastoral praxis of the Catholic Church.

The Liturgical Movement was coopted by evolutionary liturgists. Indeed, it is Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's intention to use Summorum Pontificum as a means of "evolving" the modernized version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition more closely to the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service, thus producing a "reform of the reform" by means of an evolutionary process of synthesis. He has made this clear himself. So has his spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi:

"Neither the Missal of Pius V and John XXIII -- used by a small minority -- nor that of Paul VI -- used today with much spiritual fruit by the greatest majority -- will be the final 'law of prayer' of the Catholic Church." (Father Federico Lombardi, Zenit, July 15, 2007.)

From this point of view, then, the new prayer for the Jews in the liturgy in the ancient rite does not weaken, but postulates an enrichment of the meaning of the prayer in use in the modern rite. Exactly like in other cases, it is the modern rite that postulates an enriching evolution of the ancient rite. In a liturgy that is perennially alive, as the Catholic liturgy is, this is the meaning of the coexistence between the two rites, ancient and modern, as intended by Benedict XVI with the motu proprio "Summorum Pontificum."

This is a coexistence that is not destined to endure, but to fuse in the future "in a single Roman rite once again," taking the best from both of these. This is what then-cardinal Ratzinger wrote in 2003 – revealing a deeply held conviction – in a letter to an erudite representative of Lefebvrist traditionalism, the German philologist Heinz-Lothar Barth. (Sandro Magister, A Bishop and a Rabbi Defend the Prayer for the Salvation of the Jews.)


Those who believe in the disproved ideology of evolutionism will lose the sensus Catholicus. They will become almost totally bereft of the Catholic Faith, being unable to see offenses to God and/or actually making light of the gravity of personal sin. Those who become so bereft of the Faith, you see, would be aghast at any mention of the fact that an abundance of natural disasters and catastrophes in the world, which we are witnessing at present, is the result of the abominations of false religions, including conciliarism, I should hasten to add, and the countless numbers of unrepentant sins of men, to say nothing of the codification of the "civil right" to commit certain morally heinous acts under cover of law in most of the countries of the world. Such a notion strikes an evolutionist, whether biological and theological or both, as complete madness.

Alas, evolutionism does strike at the heart of Divine Revelation, denying to God the power to have created the world as is recorded in the Book of Genesis, making of the first book of the Bible little more than "legendary" stories that can be "deconstructed" of their "literal" meaning. This strikes at the essence of God's Omnipotence and convinces millions upon millions of people, including many Catholics, that we are bound to act like apes as we have evolved from them. Those who lose Faith in the true Origins of the universe, which was created specifically as God spoke the word, and in His Special Creation of man will come ultimately to lose Faith in the very fact of the Incarnation of the Word Himself in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb, coming to disparage the meaning of His Redemptive Act on the wood of the Holy Cross and making of his very Divine Revelation just another aspect of the "things" that must evolve over time.

It is no wonder, therefore, that so many "bishops" and "priests" in structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism do not see perverse sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments as at all significant. How can they? If one loses Faith in a God Who can create the world out of nothing and order it at His mere word, if one loses Faith in a God Who can create rational creatures in His own image and likeness directly from the slime of the earth, if one loses Faith in a God Who hates sin and falsehood, then it is easy to endorse things that are repugnant to God and directly contrary to nature itself. And even though true clerics have been caught in the grip of vice, both natural and unnatural, in the past, never before has there been a situation where so many "clerics" posing as Catholic "bishops" and "priests" are so brazen in their open support of sins, including perverse sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments, and so arrogant in their promotion of those who are open practitioners of such sins.

Those well-meaning Catholics who think that they are going to "win" in the conciliar Vatican by "protesting" the appointment of perverted "priests" to various positions (as is happening now in the Diocese of Dallas, Texas) ought to consider this simple fact: men who have perverted the Catholic Faith and who offend God by abominable liturgical actions and by hideous displays of esteeming false religions are aliens to the household of the true Faith. They are not Catholics. They hold no positions of authority legitimately in the Catholic Church. They are, one more time for emphasis, alien to the Faith:

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). (Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896.)


We must have recourse, as always, to Our Lady, who was so ignored by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI during his recent visit to the United States of America (just a "minor" matter?), in this time of apostasy and betrayal. She indeed is our life, our sweetness and our hope.

May we fly unto the patronage of Our Lady of the Rosary and give to her Divine Son's Most Sacred Heart all of our poor efforts to make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.

We must never be discouraged. We must never be disheartened. We must grateful to Our Lady for sending us true bishops and true priests in the catacombs who make no concessions to conciliarism or to the nonexistent legitimacy of its false shepherds. We must cling to these good shepherds, men who have given up everything to defend the Faith at a time when those who pose as "Catholics" are so bereft of It.

We must plead with Our Lady that we will never lose the gift of the true Faith, that we will persevere until the point of our dying breaths by praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit and by fulfilling the terms and conditions of our being enrolled in the shield that is her Brown Scapular, making sure to hand out to the many lost souls (souls who are lost for the most part because of conciliarism's apostasies) we me during the course a day the Green Scapular that Our Lady has been permitted so mercifully by her Divine Son to give to erring sinners that they may find their way to the true Church before it is too late.

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.

See also: A Litany of Saints

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