Such Are the Joys of Pluralism
Thomas A. Droleskey
Father Charles McGuire's sermon,
Agony and Contention in Sports, delivered at Saint Gertrude the Great Church on Sunday, August 17, 2008, discussed how competitive sports breed needless contention and strife among men. Father McGuire's very wise words of Catholic truth apply equally to the contention and agony bred by partisan electoral politics in the modern civil state of pluralism, founded as it is upon the false, naturalistic, anti-Incarnational and semi-Pelagian principles of Modernity.
All one needs to do is to take a dispassionate look at the way in which many believing Catholics, including those who are opposed to Americanism and who understand and accept the Catholic Church's immutable teaching on the Social Reign of Christ the King, are denouncing anyone who dares to point out that we are in the midst of a gigantic diabolical trap that is designed to pit believer against believer as attention is deflected from the simple truth that the devil wins no matter which naturalist of whatever organized crime family of naturalism (the Democrats or Republicans) wins a particular presidential election. The plain fact of the matter is, however, that the needless strife and contention bred by a pluralist society results in bitterness and anger and constant contentiousness over issues that have arisen because of the destruction of the family wrought by the consequences of the Protestant Revolt and Judeo-Masonry.
Yes, conflict will be part of the human condition until the end of time as a result of Original Sin and our own Actual Sins. Granted. Needless conflict, however, has been institutionalized in the social life of men as a result of the pluralist civil state, divided into a gazillion different "opinions" on every topic imaginable as naturalistic "solutions" are proffered from men and women who form a class of professional criminals called career politicians that profit handsomely from the ever-increasing size and scope and power of government. A veritable cottage industry of political consultants, pollsters, and media "experts" makes hundreds of millions of dollars during various election cycles as they "shape" "messages" in an effort to convince voters that the candidates for whom they work are veritable "messiahs" upon whose shoulders rest the fate of material prosperity domestically and world peace internationally.
The average voter, reared in an ethos of this constant conflict, which is fed today by the "chattering class" on radio and television and the internet, wants "instant" answers to problems that have their remote cause in Original Sin and their proximate causes in our own Actual Sins. Naturalist candidates for office of the "leftist" bent have an advantage over naturalist candidates of a "rightist" bent because the concentration camps known as public schools, aided and abetted by most, although not all, Catholic schools that are now in conciliar captivity, have produced a vast plurality of voters who believe in the leftist slogans and programs. This is not a phenomenon that is going to go away barring a conversion of the United States of America to the true Faith, which is why the only reason even to consider running for public office in our fraudulent system is to speak clearly to the truths of the true Faith in the hope of planting a few seeds for the conversion of at least a few souls away from the lies of Modernity and Modernism.
God does not want our immortal souls filled with the blatherings of idiots. Popes Gregory XVI and Pius IX explained this in the Nineteenth Century:
This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it. "But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error," as Augustine was wont to say. When all restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to ruin. Then truly "the bottomless pit" is open from which John saw smoke ascending which obscured the sun, and out of which locusts flew forth to devastate the earth. Thence comes transformation of minds, corruption of youths, contempt of sacred things and holy laws -- in other words, a pestilence more deadly to the state than any other. Experience shows, even from earliest times, that cities renowned for wealth, dominion, and glory perished as a result of this single evil, namely immoderate freedom of opinion, license of free speech, and desire for novelty.
Here We must include that harmful and never sufficiently denounced freedom to publish any writings whatever and disseminate them to the people, which some dare to demand and promote with so great a clamor. We are horrified to see what monstrous doctrines and prodigious errors are disseminated far and wide in countless books, pamphlets, and other writings which, though small in weight, are very great in malice. We are in tears at the abuse which proceeds from them over the face of the earth. Some are so carried away that they contentiously assert that the flock of errors arising from them is sufficiently compensated by the publication of some book which defends religion and truth. Every law condemns deliberately doing evil simply because there is some hope that good may result. Is there any sane man who would say poison ought to be distributed, sold publicly, stored, and even drunk because some antidote is available and those who use it may be snatched from death again and again? (Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832.)
But, although we have not omitted often to proscribe and reprobate the chief errors of this kind, yet the cause of the Catholic Church, and the salvation of souls entrusted to us by God, and the welfare of human society itself, altogether demand that we again stir up your pastoral solicitude to exterminate other evil opinions, which spring forth from the said errors as from a fountain. Which false and perverse opinions are on that ground the more to be detested, because they chiefly tend to this, that that salutary influence be impeded and (even) removed, which the Catholic Church, according to the institution and command of her Divine Author, should freely exercise even to the end of the world -- not only over private individuals, but over nations, peoples, and their sovereign princes; and (tend also) to take away that mutual fellowship and concord of counsels between Church and State which has ever proved itself propitious and salutary, both for religious and civil interests.
For you well know, venerable brethren, that at this time men are found not a few who, applying to civil society the impious and absurd principle of "naturalism," as they call it, dare to teach that "the best constitution of public society and (also) civil progress altogether require that human society be conducted and governed without regard being had to religion any more than if it did not exist; or, at least, without any distinction being made between the true religion and false ones." And, against the doctrine of Scripture, of the Church, and of the Holy Fathers, they do not hesitate to assert that "that is the best condition of civil society, in which no duty is recognized, as attached to the civil power, of restraining by enacted penalties, offenders against the Catholic religion, except so far as public peace may require." From which totally false idea of social government they do not fear to foster that erroneous opinion, most fatal in its effects on the Catholic Church and the salvation of souls, called by Our Predecessor, Gregory XVI, an "insanity," viz., that "liberty of conscience and worship is each man's personal right, which ought to be legally proclaimed and asserted in every rightly constituted society; and that a right resides in the citizens to an absolute liberty, which should be restrained by no authority whether ecclesiastical or civil, whereby they may be able openly and publicly to manifest and declare any of their ideas whatever, either by word of mouth, by the press, or in any other way." But, while they rashly affirm this, they do not think and consider that they are preaching "liberty of perdition;" and that "if human arguments are always allowed free room for discussion, there will never be wanting men who will dare to resist truth, and to trust in the flowing speech of human wisdom; whereas we know, from the very teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ, how carefully Christian faith and wisdom should avoid this most injurious babbling."
And, since where religion has been removed from civil society, and the doctrine and authority of divine revelation repudiated, the genuine notion itself of justice and human right is darkened and lost, and the place of true justice and legitimate right is supplied by material force, thence it appears why it is that some, utterly neglecting and disregarding the surest principles of sound reason, dare to proclaim that "the people's will, manifested by what is called public opinion or in some other way, constitutes a supreme law, free from all divine and human control; and that in the political order accomplished facts, from the very circumstance that they are accomplished, have the force of right." But who, does not see and clearly perceive that human society, when set loose from the bonds of religion and true justice, can have, in truth, no other end than the purpose of obtaining and amassing wealth, and that (society under such circumstances) follows no other law in its actions, except the unchastened desire of ministering to its own pleasure and interests? (Pope Pius IX, Quanta Cura, December 8, 1864.)
Absent the recognition of the rights of the Social Reign of Christ the King as they have been entrusted to the one and only true Church that He Himself founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, men will devise their own naturalistic systems of secular "salvation," if you will, and will seek to punish those who dare to dissent from their "revealed truths." That United States Senator Barack Hussein Obama, D-Illinois, is seen rightly by many as a threat to the modern notion of "freedom of speech" is really nothing to be surprised about whatsoever. Those who believe in the "infallibility" of their own insights and programs must repress any dissenting convictions as they brand dissenters with all manner of labels ("reactionary," "intolerant," "bigoted," "judgmental," "terrorist," "mean-spirited"). There is even a long and fabled "tradition" in the United States of America of repressing "free speech" in an allegedly "free" country.
The administration of President John Adams, the second President of the United States of America, sought to use the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to repress any and all opposition to its policies in the Quasi War on the high seas against the French revolutionaries.
Other examples were noted in
Selective Use of Executive Power eleven months ago now:
Abraham Lincoln suspended the right of habeas corpus and suppressed dissent, having civilians accused of aiding the Confederacy by military tribunals although civilian courts were functioning. Opponents of the War between the States were rounded up, including three judges, five newspaper editors, and numerous physicians and attorneys and and civil officials. Between ten and fifty thousand people were rounded up during the War between the States, held without trial for many weeks at a time, almost of them never brought to trial thereafter, merely because they were deemed to be a "threat" to the security of the "Union." Judges prone to render unfavorable rulings on Lincoln's gross misuse of executive power found themselves surrounded on some occasions by military personnel, for their own protection, you understand. Lincoln justified all of this by claiming that he had to "preserve the Union," thereby solidifying the proposition that the United States of America, whose current form of government was formed as a result of the consent of state ratifying conventions in 1787 and 1788 in accordance with Article VII of a Constitution that had not even gone into effect, was "indissoluble," making the Federal government, which was but a creature of the state governments under the nation's first constitution, the Articles of Confederation (in effect, at least technically, between 1781 and 1789), superior to the state governments and to the people who lived within those states.
Woodrow Wilson, who suppressed dissent against his prosecution of World War I by his invocation of slogans (most notably "Americanism") and imprisonment of critics who were to vocal in their opposition to him, simply built on Lincoln's legacy of tyranny, exercised in the name of "national security" in a time of "war."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt rounded up Americans of Japanese descent and placed them in American concentration camps, delighting in the fact that the media was willing to serve as his propaganda agency in the prosecution of American involvement in World War II.
Electronic eavesdropping was common during the administrations of Presidents John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson and Richard Milhous Nixon before resuming with an abandon after September 11, 2001, and the full-scale assertion of nonexistent powers of a president to do almost anything he wants to do because he wants to do it during a time of "national emergency." It is truly amazing to see the same public officials who contend that a president is "powerless" to stop the domestic terrorism that is abortion, both surgical and chemical, do all sorts of hand-stands and other intellectual gymnastic feats to argue that a president is a virtue "supreme leader" independent of any legal authority to check his exercise of power in a time an alleged "national emergency."
The same phony "pro-life" public officials who claim that they cannot "move" public opinion on baby-killing move Heaven and earth to change public opinion on issues that matter to them, such as the George Herbert Walker Bush administration did prior to the start of the Persian Gulf War on January 17, 1991, and as the George Walker Bush administration did prior to the current Iraq War, which began on March 19, 2003. Americans were fed steady streams of administration propaganda in both cases. The current administration has outdone the former, which claimed, falsely, that Kuwaiti babies were being ripped from their incubators by the Iraqi invaders (using as a witness to "prove" the point a women who said she worked as a nurse in a hospital but turned out to be the daughter of a Kuwaiti diplomat who had witnessed no such thing), battering into the heads of Americans and people around the world that Iraq had "weapons of mass destruction" ready to deploy in a terrorist attack against either Israel or the United States of America or both.
For Barack Hussein Obama and his claque of fascistic supporters to seek to silence those who dare to oppose their "enlightened" views of the world is, therefore, nothing really new or out of the ordinary in the history of Judeo-Masonic naturalism in the United States of America. Indeed, the desire to repress "erroneous speech" is, if you think about it, a perversion of the correct Catholic principles enunciated by pope after pope prior to the dawning of the age of conciliarism fifty years ago this month with the "election" of Angelo Roncalli/John XXIII on October 28, 1958. The Catholic Church teaches that no one has the civil right granted to him by God to propagate error. As Pope Gregory XVI quoted Saint Augustine in Mirari Vos above, "But the death of the soul is worse than the freedom of error."
Those who are steeped in various theological and philosophical errors accept this premise, believing that it is those of us who adhere to the true Faith who pose the threat to "truth" and must be repressed therefore. The fact that naturalists of the leftist bent seek to repress those of us who criticize them and/or the fact that naturalists of the rightist bent who have tried to tar as "unpatriotic" those of us who have been opposed to the neoconservative adventures in Iraq and elsewhere should come as no surprise at all. It is quite natural for fallen creatures who do not accept the true Church as the one and only repository and infallible explicator of truth to make unto themselves secular "churches" from which it is considered dangerous, if not treasonous, to dissent.
United States Senator John Sidney McCain III, R-Arizona, happens to be of the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic naturalistic "tradition" to consider a "diversity" of viewpoints on issues as something perfectly normal and natural, which is why the daily slaughter of the innocent preborn is but "one" issue out of many, a "difficult" issue about which "decent" men and women can disagree. He does not understand how anyone, whether it be Obama in his Marxism or a Catholic adhering without dissent to the Church's immutable Social Teaching, can be so dogmatic or "inflexible" as to refuse to "tolerate" what he considers to be a "difference of opinion" on various issues.
Pope Leo XIII explained this "tolerant" strain of Judeo-Masonry in Humanum Genus, April 20, 1888:
But the naturalists go much further; for, having, in the highest things, entered upon a wholly erroneous course, they are carried headlong to extremes, either by reason of the weakness of human nature, or because God inflicts upon them the just punishment of their pride. Hence it happens that they no longer consider as certain and permanent those things which are fully understood by the natural light of reason, such as certainly are -- the existence of God, the immaterial nature of the human soul, and its immortality. The sect of the Freemasons, by a similar course of error, is exposed to these same dangers; for, although in a general way they may profess the existence of God, they themselves are witnesses that they do not all maintain this truth with the full assent of the mind or with a firm conviction. Neither do they conceal that this question about God is the greatest source and cause of discords among them; in fact, it is certain that a considerable contention about this same subject has existed among them very lately. But, indeed, the sect allows great liberty to its votaries, so that to each side is given the right to defend its own opinion, either that there is a God, or that there is none; and those who obstinately contend that there is no God are as easily initiated as those who contend that God exists, though, like the pantheists, they have false notions concerning Him: all which is nothing else than taking away the reality, while retaining some absurd representation of the divine nature.
When this greatest fundamental truth has been overturned or weakened, it follows that those truths, also, which are known by the teaching of nature must begin to fall -- namely, that all things were made by the free will of God the Creator; that the world is governed by Providence; that souls do not die; that to this life of men upon the earth there will succeed another and an everlasting life.
When these truths are done away with, which are as the principles of nature and important for knowledge and for practical use, it is easy to see what will become of both public and private morality. We say nothing of those more heavenly virtues, which no one can exercise or even acquire without a special gift and grace of God; of which necessarily no trace can be found in those who reject as unknown the redemption of mankind, the grace of God, the sacraments, and the happiness to be obtained in heaven. We speak now of the duties which have their origin in natural probity. That God is the Creator of the world and its provident Ruler; that the eternal law commands the natural order to be maintained, and forbids that it be disturbed; that the last end of men is a destiny far above human things and beyond this sojourning upon the earth: these are the sources and these the principles of all justice and morality.
If these be taken away, as the naturalists and Freemasons desire, there will immediately be no knowledge as to what constitutes justice and injustice, or upon what principle morality is founded. And, in truth, the teaching of morality which alone finds favor with the sect of Freemasons, and in which they contend that youth should be instructed, is that which they call "civil," and "independent," and "free," namely, that which does not contain any religious belief. But, how insufficient such teaching is, how wanting in soundness, and how easily moved by every impulse of passion, is sufficiently proved by its sad fruits, which have already begun to appear. For, wherever, by removing Christian education, this teaching has begun more completely to rule, there goodness and integrity of morals have begun quickly to perish, monstrous and shameful opinions have grown up, and the audacity of evil deeds has risen to a high degree. All this is commonly complained of and deplored; and not a few of those who by no means wish to do so are compelled by abundant evidence to give not infrequently the same testimony.
It is because John Sidney McCain III knows nothing of First and Last Things that is so indecisive as to how to combat Barack Hussein Obama, vacillating, sometimes in the same speech or town hall appearance, between raising his fellow senator's connections with unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers and calling Obama a "decent" man with whom he has "disagreements." McCain can't make up his mind about how to treat Obama as his, McCain's, mind is not formed according to the Mind of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, as He has discharged It exclusively in His Catholic Church. The committed naturalist of the "leftist" bent is always able to make a more persuasive case for his particular brand of Judeo-Masonic errors than one whose naturalism muddles up his mind into a jumble of incoherent and disconnected ramblings and musings. We are eyewitnesses to
Bob Dole, part trois. (Even Republican Party leaders from around the country, although they do not recognize the source of McCain's incoherency, do recognize it as a factually accurate description of how he is mismanaging his campaign. See: Concern in G.O.P. After Rough Week for McCain.)
Barack Hussein Obama's beliefs are an affront to the Most Blessed Trinity and are injurious to the souls for whom Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross. So are John McCain's.
Both Obama and McCain support surgical baby-killing, the former supporting it in all instances, the latter in some instances
Both Obama and McCain support the chemical assassination of innocent babies by means of contraception.
Both Obama and McCain support the execution of babies by means of unrestricted Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Both Obama and McCain support the repression of dissenting views, the former doing so with respect to social issues and the latter doing so with respect to suppressing dissent against George Walker Bush's "global war on terrorism" by means of the so-called "Patriot Act." Opponents of Bush's policies can find themselves on "no fly" lists without their even knowing it.
Both Obama and McCain support various unjust entitlement programs that violate the Natural Law principle of subsidiarity and arrogate unto the Federal government of the United States of America responsibilities that belong to the family
Both Obama and McCain support some variation of government "rescue" plans to bail out the corporate robber barons who have lied to debtors while aggrandizing unto themselves huge salaries and luxurious lifestyles.
Both Obama and McCain believe that things "repugnant to the peace and prosperity of eternity" can receive the sanction of the civil law and be promoted with impunity in every single aspect of popular culture.
Both Obama and McCain believe in concepts of "peace," though they differ one from the other, that depend upon a surrender of American sovereignty to the agencies of world governance (Obama) or that depend upon the exportation of American "exceptionalism" by the use of armed forces. Neither one believes in these words of Pope Pius XI,contained in Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922:
Since the Church is the safe and sure guide to conscience, for to her safe-keeping alone there has been confided the doctrines and the promise of the assistance of Christ, she is able not only to bring about at the present hour a peace that is truly the peace of Christ, but can, better than any other agency which We know of, contribute greatly to the securing of the same peace for the future, to the making impossible of war in the future. For the Church teaches (she alone has been given by God the mandate and the right to teach with authority) that not only our acts as individuals but also as groups and as nations must conform to the eternal law of God. In fact, it is much more important that the acts of a nation follow God's law, since on the nation rests a much greater responsibility for the consequences of its acts than on the individual.
When, therefore, governments and nations follow in all their activities, whether they be national or international, the dictates of conscience grounded in the teachings, precepts, and example of Jesus Christ, and which are binding on each and every individual, then only can we have faith in one another's word and trust in the peaceful solution of the difficulties and controversies which may grow out of differences in point of view or from clash of interests. An attempt in this direction has already and is now being made; its results, however, are almost negligible and, especially so, as far as they can be said to affect those major questions which divide seriously and serve to arouse nations one against the other. No merely human institution of today can be as successful in devising a set of international laws which will be in harmony with world conditions as the Middle Ages were in the possession of that true League of Nations, Christianity. It cannot be denied that in the Middle Ages this law was often violated; still it always existed as an ideal, according to which one might judge the acts of nations, and a beacon light calling those who had lost their way back to the safe road.
There exists an institution able to safeguard the sanctity of the law of nations. This institution is a part of every nation; at the same time it is above all nations. She enjoys, too, the highest authority, the fullness of the teaching power of the Apostles. Such an institution is the Church of Christ. She alone is adapted to do this great work, for she is not only divinely commissioned to lead mankind, but moreover, because of her very make-up and the constitution which she possesses, by reason of her age-old traditions and her great prestige, which has not been lessened but has been greatly increased since the close of the War, cannot but succeed in such a venture where others assuredly will fail.
It is apparent from these considerations that true peace, the peace of Christ, is impossible unless we are willing and ready to accept the fundamental principles of Christianity, unless we are willing to observe the teachings and obey the law of Christ, both in public and private life. If this were done, then society being placed at last on a sound foundation, the Church would be able, in the exercise of its divinely given ministry and by means of the teaching authority which results therefrom, to protect all the rights of God over men and nations.
Both Obama and McCain believe in the same false, naturalistic, anti-Incarnational and semi-Pelagian principles upon which the modern civil state is founded, principles which have resulted in the growth of a monster state whose apparatchiks view citizens as possible "terrorists" and as subjects to be enslaved by more and more regulations.
Both Obama and McCain reject the the following statement of Pope Saint Pius X, made in Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906, as to the fundamental raison d'etre of the civil state:
But as the present order of things is temporary and subordinated to the conquest of man's supreme and absolute welfare, it follows that the civil power must not only place no obstacle in the way of this conquest, but must aid us in effecting it.
Pope Leo XIII, writing in Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885, explained that the civil state can never pursue under cover of law those things that are offensive to God and injurious to souls. To do so is to only injure the common temporal good, if not that civil state's very existence:
So, too, the liberty of thinking, and of publishing, whatsoever each one likes, without any hindrance, is not in itself an advantage over which society can wisely rejoice. On the contrary, it is the fountain-head and origin of many evils. Liberty is a power perfecting man, and hence should have truth and goodness for its object. But the character of goodness and truth cannot be changed at option. These remain ever one and the same, and are no less unchangeable than nature itself. If the mind assents to false opinions, and the will chooses and follows after what is wrong, neither can attain its native fullness, but both must fall from their native dignity into an abyss of corruption. Whatever, therefore, is opposed to virtue and truth may not rightly be brought temptingly before the eye of man, much less sanctioned by the favor and protection of the law. A well-spent life is the only way to heaven, whither all are bound, and on this account the State is acting against the laws and dictates of nature whenever it permits the license of opinion and of action to lead minds astray from truth and souls away from the practice of virtue. To exclude the Church, founded by God Himself, from the business of life, from the making of laws, from the education of youth, from domestic society is a grave and fatal error. A State from which religion is banished can never be well regulated; and already perhaps more than is desirable is known of the nature and tendency of the so-called civil philosophy of life and morals. The Church of Christ is the true and sole teacher of virtue and guardian of morals. She it is who preserves in their purity the principles from which duties flow, and, by setting forth most urgent reasons for virtuous life, bids us not only to turn away from wicked deeds, but even to curb all movements of the mind that are opposed to reason, even though they be not carried out in action.
Obviously, very, very few people are going to understand or accept these truths. Fewer yet will understand that the whole modern system of universal franchise is indeed what Pope Pius IX termed it in 1872, that is, "universal madness," a madness that blinds people to even empirical facts of the natural order that prove that no one but no one who is voting for the naturalists John Sidney McCain III and the self-professed "100% pro-contraception" "feminist for life" Sarah Heath Palin in such states as New York, California, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Illinois, Massachusetts, Vermont, Delaware, Michigan or Pennsylvania, to name just a few, is doing anything to keep the naturalists Barack Hussein Obama and Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., out of the White House (see: Latest Poll Per State; check back on Wednesday, November 5, 2008, to see if the Obama-Biden ticket did not win any of these states by at least fifty-three to fifty-five percent of the popular vote, although I will concede that Obama's winning margin in New Jersey might be more in the range of fifty-two to fifty-three percent). Anyone who thinks the McCain-Palin ticket has any chance to carry any of these states is deluding himself very badly and is blind even to simple facts of the natural order, no less blind to the deeper supernatural truths expressed by Father Charles Maignen in the Nineteenth Century:
Many allow themselves to be taken in by appearances and formulas; the fundamental object of the debate must be placed in the light and in evidence in order to show where the enemy is, if one would truly conquer it.
"The revolutionary dogma of the sovereignty of the people; there is the enemy!
"So long as this error will continue to dominate minds, there will not be a single government in the entire world that would be able to remain Christian.
"Christian monarchy will not be possible, without a people who knows how to obey, and a king who dares to command.
"Even a Christian republic will be impossible, because it foolishly would establish a popular government, whereupon the people would not know the limits to its sovereignty.
"All efforts of the Church and of Catholics must, then, tend towards this goal; that of proclaiming the degeneration of man who has usurped, in society, the place of God.
"The Church, one day, will do it. She will strike an anathema upon the fundamental dogma of the Revolution; viz: 'He would say that sovereignty does not come from God, but from the people and resides essentially in the nation, let him be anathema.'"
"This will be the day of triumph!" (page 2)
page 53--"How can you place an anathema upon the dogma of the sovereignty of the people, if you look to it for salvation?
"How can you proclaim the impresciptible and divine rights of the Church, if the program you would establish for its defense is an electoral program, destined to rally the majority of men of these times?
"O infernal ruse of the spirit of lies which leads us into this parade!
"Come away from the cloven hooves of popular votes! O Catholics, there is no other way out!" (Monsignor Charles Maignen, "Sovereignty of the People is a Heresy," quoted by Mr. Daniel Leonardi in a monograph on Catholic thought against voting.)
As noted above, I do not expect too many people to accept the fact that there is no essential difference between Barack Hussein Obama and John Sidney McCain III, no less to believe that the offenses given to God by Mrs. Palin's running for elected office while she has the solemn responsibility before Him to be at home with her children or the offenses she gives to God by the manner of her indecent dress are far more injurious to the common temporal good than the doubtlessly odious measures that would be pursued by Barack Hussein Obama against those of us who dare to stand up in defense of the rights of Christ the King against the "insights" he, Obama, has received from Hell. All I can do is to point out that the "joys" of pluralism produce increasingly higher and higher doses of evil as being "acceptable" to a greater number of people as they think, in all sincerity and good conscience, that they are advancing the common good by making what are considered be "necessary" concessions in the practical order of things to oppose a perceived greater evil.
The Roman emperors sought to crush the infant Church by various measures. According to Saint Alphonsus de Liguori, over thirteen million Catholics were martyred for their refusal to knuckle under to the threats of those emperors and their minions, for their refusal to worship the false idols, for their willingness to proclaim the truths of the true Faith no matter what it would cost them, including their own lives. Can we do any less than the martyrs?
Believe me, I don't want to go to jail for what I write on this website. I don't want to be separated from my family in this life. However, I'd rather undergo a temporary separation in this life for the sake of Faith in order to be with my family for all eternity in Heaven if the civil authorities begin to embark upon a program of repression that has been undertaken in the past by those Roman emperors and assorted pagan and barbarian kings and the French and Bolshevik Revolutionaries, the scions of Freemasonry in Mexico, Italy and Spain, the Protestant Revolutionaries and many others in the past.
Although the hour is late on the East Coast, it is still the latter part of the afternoon here in the Pacific Daylight Saving time zone. It is still the Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the 1577th anniversary of the solemn proclamation by the Council of Ephesus of Our Lady as the Mother of God, Theotokos, putting an end to the Nestorian heresy. We must rely upon the maternal intercession and protection of the Mother of God to help us in these times of apostasy and betrayal to be stalwart defenders of the Social Reign of Christ the King and of her own Queenship over us and our nations.
The Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is our shield. The Rosary that Our Lady gave to Saint Dominic de Guzman, O.P., is our weapon. Let us cover ourselves in Our Lady's protective garment of the Brown Scapular as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit, making sure as well to offer up all of our prayers, especially those we offer before Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament, and sufferings and penances and sacrifices and humiliations to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Christopher Columbus planted the Cross of the Divine Redeemer on Island of San Salvador 516 years ago tomorrow. That Cross has been rooted out in many places by the violent revolutions of Judeo-Masonry and the more subtle revolutions of Modernity and Modernism that have accustomed Catholics to the heresies of "religious liberty" and the separation of Church and State. Our Lady, who appeared to Juan Diego just twenty-nine years after Christopher Columbus implanted the Cross of the Divine Redeemer in the Americas, wants us to plant the seed for the conversion of the United States of America into the Catholic States of America, and we are not going to do that through the ballot box. We are going to do that by the patient fulfillment of her Fatima Message in our daily lives and by our refusal to participate the lies of Modernity and Modernism.
We may never see the results of our efforts with the eyes of the body. We must, however, believe that Our Lady will use whatever we give her as the consecrated slaves of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart to effect a miraculous transformation of our land as we seek to make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world, praying always for the conversion of those steeped in the errors of the day, errors that produce the "joys of pluralism" that are nothing other than lies from Hell itself.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Edward the Confessor, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?