There Is Not Now Nor Will There Be Any Outrage
Thomas A. Droleskey
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice: Because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God hath manifested it unto them. For the invisible things of him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; his eternal power also, and divinity: so that they are inexcusable.
Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God, or given thanks; but became vain in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened. For professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man, and of birds, and of fourfooted beasts, and of creeping things. Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error. And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them. (Romans 1: 18-32)
The fury of those steeped unrepentantly in perverse sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments knows no limits. Having rebelled against God by persisting unrepentantly in sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance, those steeped in perversity must seek to silence anyone who criticizes them, not wanting anyone to disturb their consciences lest they be forced to consider the necessity of reforming their lives in cooperation with the ineffable graces won for the many by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross. Indeed, those who dist rub the consciences of those steeped quite shamelessly in perverse sins must be denounced by all manner of slogans ("intolerant," "judgmental," "bigoted," "hateful," "violent") and by the force of law in those places that have degenerated to the point where perverse sins are actually celebrated publicly and "mainstream" into every aspect of popular culture, something that I covered in summary form a few days ago in Do You Hear The People Sing Of Mortal Sin?
Similarly, those steeped in natural vice have achieved such a degree of acceptance now that there is the spectacle of the civilly divorced Governor of the State of New York, the pro-abortion, pro-perversity Catholic named Andrew Mark Cuomo, who is openly living with a woman, Sandra Lee, who is not even his "wife" according to the civil law. This matters not one bit to most voters in the State of New York, including most Catholics. (For two articles on this matter, please see Timmy's In The Well (Of Americanism, That Is) and Memo To Howard Hubbard: Public Scandal Is Never A Private Matter.)
Indeed, it has mattered not to most Catholics in the City of New York that the pro-abortion pro-abortion, pro-perversity, nanny-state Talmudist, Michael Rubens Bloomberg, has a "live-in" female companion now and again by the name of Diana Taylor.
It mattered not to most voters in the in the Fourth Congressional District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which includes the enclave of Portuguese Catholics in Fall River, Massachusetts, that the pro-abortion, openly perverted United States Representative Barney Frank, permitted a male "companion" of his to run a sordid ring of perversion right in his own apartment in Washington, District of Columbia (see Frankly Shameless).
It mattered not to most voters in the New York City congressional district (which has undergone no less than four redistricting changes and has gone by different numbers as a result since Rangel's first election to the United States House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 3, 1970) of the pro-abortion, pro-perversity Catholic and thirty-third degree Mason by the name of Charles Bernard Rangel that he was adjudged guilty by his own peers in the United States House of Representatives of rampant violations of ethics. (See Becoming What They Once Opposed and Shamelessness of the Shamed).
It mattered not to most voters in the State of New York that the pro-abortion, pro-perversity former Governor David Paterson admitted to numerous extramarital affairs and cocaine use or that he attempted to pressure a "companion" of one of his chief aides, David Johnson, into refusing to press charges against the man after he had beaten her (see Little Caesars All (Pizza! Pizza!)). It also did not matter to most voters that Paterson was found guilty of ethics violations after having said he paid for tickets to the 2009 World Series when this was not the case.
Numerous other examples could be cited.
Perhaps the most infamous of all in the United States of America is the fact that not one of the scandals and/or crimes associated with the forty-second President of the United States of America, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, who remains now what he was at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal in 1998 and 1999: one of the most admired men in the United States of America and the world (for a review of some of these scandals and crimes, please see What Kind of Country Do I Want to Live In?). And this is say nothing of the entertainers and sports figures and other celebrities who remain popular, if not admired, despite their shameless, unrepentant lives spent in sewers of scandalous sins without number.
Thus it is that there has been nor will be any public outrage or outcry about the cover-up of the facts surrounding the well-planned assault on the consulate of the United States of America in Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, that resulted in the killings of four Americans, including the United States Ambassador to Libya, John Christopher Stevens.
Numerous reports indicate that Ambassador Stevens and other American personnel in Libya requested increased security for the compound in Benghazi, at which Paula Broadwell, the paramour of the disgraced former Director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, David Petraeus, contended in speech at the University of Denver last month was being used to detain members of the Libyan groups that had ties to Al-Qaeda. Stevens was turned down each time. Other reports indicate that requests for intervention made by those on the ground at the compound, which some believe was being used as a means to funnel weaponry to the rebels in Syria, during the seven-hour attack were denied.
Through all of the unfolding lies and all of the clumsy efforts administration officials to cover them up as they have wrapped themselves into so many contradictions that they may be nominated for some kind of "papal" knighthood soon, however, is the simple, inescapable fact that most people in the United States of America do not care to know the truth of what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.
Most Americans do not care to know the nature an the extent of the lies told by President Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro, Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, United States Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, a pro-abortion Catholic who remains in perfectly good standing in the Diocese of Monterey, California, United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who once described dodging bullets in Tuzla, Bosnia, when she arrived there as First Lady in 1996 (see A System Based on Lies Produces Liars), United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, who was sent out to the media to sell the country the "spin" that the attack in Benghazi was a "spontaneous" response to the movie trailer for Innocence of the Muslims, something that the reigning caesar says she cannot be criticized for doing, and, among many others, David Petraeus himself. If Americans did not care about all of this before the elections on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, why should they care about it now? They won't. It is that simple.
David Petraeus's marital infidelity with his married biographer, Paula Broadwell, who had to hire a ghost-writer to write her biography of her partner in adultery? What does that matter to the American public? Not much. It did not matter much to Petraeus himself, who wanted to keep the whole matter secret and to have its implications for national security swept under the rug in order to keep his position as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency and, of course, to protect the "reputation" as four-star General of the Army that he has worked so carefully and assiduously to develop and maintain. It will not matter to most Americans, diverted by their bread and circuses.
The details of the Benghazi attack and the cover-up of what occurred during and after it are dizzying to behold. Then again, men who have lied their entire lives and who live in a country founded upon the anti-Incarnational lies of Modernity believe that lying is a legitimate weapon of public policy and of ordinary life. So do most Americans, diverted as they are by their bread and circuses.
As I keep trying to explain to you, a populace that has made its peace with the daily slaughter of the preborn by chemical and surgical means will sigh a collective "ho hum" in face of scandals and crimes that have been perpetrated by the Obama administration in so many areas, including in the Benghazi tragedy. Most people have the "MEGO" effect (Mine Eyes Glaze Over) when they hear the details of things that do not concern them directly. They want their bread and circuses and, of course, the money, the money, and the money. They want their leisure time. They want their worldly pleasures. They want their escapism. In plain English, they want their sins. Too bad for the babies. Too bad for John Christopher Stevens. Too bad for Tyrone Woods. Too bad for Glen Doherty. Too bad for Sean Smith.
Indeed, the numbers of American voters who term themselves by the euphemistic slogan "pro-choice" has grown to fifty-four percent. Only thirty-eight percent identify themselves as "pro-life" (see Rasmussen Reports). Do not think for a moment that the naturalists in the organized crime family of the false opposite of the "right" are going to ignore those figures. They will use them as the weapon that they have desired for a long time to "kill off" the "divisive" issue of baby-killing from the political radar screen altogether. Yet it is, though, that a country that has learned to live with murder quite comfortably will become desensitized to almost all killings, including of American diplomatic and military personnel placed in harm's way needlessly in the pursuit of the myths of "American exceptionalism," the enduring belief of Americanists and practiced with abandon by neoconservatives, or "globalism," which is the international policy of the Marxists, environmentalists, feminists and pantheists of the "left."
Do not get lost in all of the fog of the details of the Benghazi tragedy. We will never be told the truth by those who have a vested interest in lying. The "mainstream media," which is, outside of America's concentration camps, the chief means by which the liars communicate their lies and then have the lies presented as "truth" by their ideological kinfolk with television cameras pointed at them, protects the liars and attacks those who expose caesar and his minions as the liars that they all. The full truth about Benghazi is one of those things that will be surrounded in a fog of contradiction and confusion so that the average American will say something along the lines of, "Well, those nasty Republicans just can't accept the election results. They lost. They had better get over it."
If you want to know who is really responsible for the "peace" that most Catholics have made with the lies of Modernity, you need to look to the man dressed in white in the Apostolic Palace and his accomplices in chancery offices around the world. As I noted three days ago in Two Revolutions, One Goal, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI helped to make possible the "official reconciliation" between what he thinks is the Catholic Church and the "new principles" that were "inaugurated" in 1789 with the onset of the French Revolution. What are those "new principles?" Here it is in as succinct a form as I can put it: the Sovereignty of Man to the exclusion of the Sovereignty of Christ the King.
Behold what happens when men think that they are "sovereign" (see Do You Hear The People Sing Of Mortal Sin?).
Why should Catholics care about the killing of babies when the men they believe have been "popes" for the past fifty-four years have openly violated the First and Second Commandments by entering into places of false worship, engaging in "inter-religious prayer," esteeming the symbols of false religions and praising the nonexistent ability of those "religions" to "contribute" to the "building" of a "better world."
Why should Catholics care about the killing of babies when their "bishops" are concerned about the physical environment, which suffers because of the effects of human sin more than anything else, and refuse to excommunicate Catholics in public life who support baby-killing or perversity or other grave evils under cover of the civil law?
Why should Catholics care about the needless killing of their own citizens in places where their country's legitimate national security is not at risk when official in the Occupied Vatican have praised, sometimes with a bit a caution, to be sure, the so-called "Arab Spring."
Why should Catholics in the United States of America or elsewhere have much, if anything, left of the sensus Catholicus after fifty years of revolutionary changes in doctrine, worship, moral teaching and pastoral praxis that have taught them to celebrate the world?
The civil leaders of Modernity are only a reflection of "the people," many of whom are steeped in the celebration of their own unrepentant sins in the belief that their behavior is not sinful or that they a "loving God" understands their weakness and thus will not punish them eternally for their sins. And the "people" have made it clear by their collective indifference that they about as much concern for the Benghazi scandal as they do for the killing of the preborn or for a firm adherence to the binding precepts of the Ten Commandments as they have been entrusted to and taught infallibly by Holy Mother Church.
The only thing that matters to most people is "getting on" in the world, that is, being good worldlings.
Once again, this is where the devil traps well-meaning people who care about these problems into thinking that there is some inter-denominational or non-denominational "shortcut" by which to circumvent the advance of various social evils. This is but an illusion of the devil, who wants us to be in the semi-Pelagian heresy that we are, more or less, self-redemptive and can on our own create the "better" world" and "solve" or at least "retard" various social evil, without submitting to the Deposit of Faith as entrusted to and taught infallibly by the Catholic Church and without relying upon the Sanctifying Graces made present in the world only by the working of the God Holy Ghost in the Catholic Church and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces. Evils are advancing in the world because billions of people do not believe in the true Mass or practice True Devotion to Mary and through her to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Nearly a billion more, those in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, to have access to a true Mass and robbed of the graces they need to see the world clearly through the eyes of the true Faith and to conform their wills to that Faith in every one of their actions.
Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort, who was canonized by Pope Pius XII in 1947, suffered terribly at the hands of the Jansenists in the early Eighteenth Century in France who did not believe in devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus or to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Saint Louis de Montfort, who founded the the Company of Mary for men and Daughters of Wisdom for women, wrote that we must not be fooled by the false spirits of the world. We must adhere only to the Eternal Wisdom that God has entrusted to men through His Catholic Church:
There are several kinds of Wisdom. First there is true and false wisdom. True wisdom is fondness of truth, without guile of dissimulation. False wisdom is fondness of falsehood, disguised under the appearance of truth. This false wisdom is the wisdom of the world, which, according to the Holy Spirit, is threefold "Earthly, sensual and devilish wisdom" (Jas. 3: 15). True wisdom is natural and supernatural. Natural wisdom is knowledge, in an eminent degree, of natural things in their principles; supernatural wisdom is knowledge of supernatural and divine things in their origin.
But we must be aware of being mistaken in our choice, for there are several kinds of wisdom. There is the Wisdom of God--the only true Wisdom, that deserves to be loved as a great treasure. There is also the wisdom of the corrupt world, which must be condemned and detested as evil and pernicious. Moreover, there is the wisdom of the philosophers, which we must despise wen it is not true philosophy and because it is often dangerous to salvation.
So far, following the advice of St. Paul, we have spoken of the Wisdom of God to chosen souls, but lest they should be deceived by the false luster of worldly wisdom, let us expose its deceit and malice. The wisdom of the world is that of which it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise" (1 Cor. 1: 19) according to the world. "The wisdom of the flesh is an enemy to God.... This is not the wisdom descending from above but earthly, sensual, devilish" (Rom. 8: 7, Jas. 3: 15).
This worldly wisdom consists in the exact compliance with the maxims and fashions of the world; in a continuous trend toward greatness and esteem. It is a secret and unceasing pursuit of pleasures and personal interests, not in a gross and open manner, so as to cause scandal, but in a secret, deceitful and scheming fashion. Otherwise, it would not be what the world calls wisdom, but rank licentiousness.
Those who process according to the wisdom of the world, are those who know how to manage well their affairs and to arrange things to their temporal advantage, without appearing to do so;
--who know the art of deceiving and how to cleverly cheat without it being noticed; who say or do one thing and have another in mind;
--who are thoroughly acquainted with the way and the flattery of the world;
--who know how to please everybody, in order to reach their goal, not troubling much about the honor and interests of God;
--who make a secret, but deadly, fusion of truth with untruth; of the Gospel with the world; of virtue with vice; of Jesus Christ with Satan;
--who wish to pass for honest people, but not as religious men; who despise and corrupt or readily condemn every religious practice which does not conform to their own.
In short, the worldly-wise are those, who being guided only by their human senses and reason, seek only to appear as Christian and honest folk, without troubling much to please God, or to do penance for the sins which they have committed against His divine Majesty. The worldling bases his conduct upon his honor, upon what people say, upon convention, upon good cheer, upon personal interest, upon refined manners, upon witty jokes. These are the seven innocent incentives, so he thinks, upon which he can rely, so that hey may lead an easy life. He has virtues of his own, for which is canonized by the world. These are manliness, finesse, diplomacy, tact, gallantry, politeness and sprightliness. He considers as serious sins such traits as lack of feeling, silliness, dullness and sanctimoniousness.
The Ten Commandments of the Worldly Man:
1. Thou shalt be well acquainted with the world.
2. Thou shalt appear to be an honest man.
3. Thou shalt be successful in business.
4. Thou shalt kept what is thine.
5. Thou shalt get on in the world.
6. Thou shalt make friends.
7. Thou shalt be a society man.
8. Thou shalt make merry.
9. Thou shalt not be a killjoy.
10. Thou shalt avoid singularity, dullness and an air of piety.
Never was the world so corrupt as it is now, because it was never so astute, so wise in its own conceit and so cunning. It is so skillful in deceiving the soul seeking perfection, that it makes use of truth to foster untruth, of virtue to authorize vice and it even distorts the meaning of Christ's own truths, to give authority to its own maxims. "The number of those who are fools, according to God, is infinite" (Eccles. 1: 15)
The earthly wisdom, spoken of by St. James, is an excessive striving for worldly goods. The worldly-wise make a secret profession of this type of wisdom when they allow themselves to become attached to their earthly possessions; when they strive to become rich; when they go to law and bring useless actions against others, in order to acquire or to keep temporal goods; when their every thought, word and deed is mainly directed toward obtaining or retaining something temporal. As to working out their eternal salvation and making use of the means to do so--such as reception of the Sacraments and prayer--they accomplish these duties only carelessly, in a very offhanded manner, once in a while and for the sake of appearances.
Sensual wisdom is a lustful desire for pleasures, The worldly-wise make a profession of it, when they seek only the satisfaction of the senses; when they are inordinately fond of entertainment; when they sun whatever mortifies and inconveniences the body, such as fasting and other austerities; when they continually think of eating, drinking, playing, laughing, amusing themselves and having an agreeable time; when they eagerly seek after soft beds, merry games, sumptuous feasts and fashionable society.
Then, after having unscrupulously indulged in all these pleasures--perhaps without displeasing the world or injuring their health--they look for the "least scrupulous" confessor (such is the name they give to those easy going confessors who shirk their duty) that they may receive from him, at little cost, the peaceful sanction of their soft and effeminate life, and a plenary indulgence for all their sins. I say, at little cost, for these, sensually wise, want, as penance, the recitation of only a few prayers, or the giving of an alms, because they dislike what afflicts the body.
Devilish wisdom consists in an unlawful striving for human esteem and honors. This is the wisdom which the worldly-wise profess when they aim, although not openly, at greatness, honors, dignities and high positions; when they wish to be seen, esteemed, praised and applauded by men; when in their studies, their works, their endeavors their words and their actions, they seek only the good opinion and praise of men, so that they may be looked upon as pious people, as men of learning, as great leaders, as clever lawyers, as people of boundless and distinguished merit, or deserving of high consideration; while they cannot bear an insult, or a rebuke; or they cover up their faults and make a show of their fine qualities.
With Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Wisdom, we must detest and condemn these three kinds of false wisdom if we wish to acquire the true one, which does not seek its own interest, which is not found on this earth, nor in the heart of those who lead a comfortable life, but which abhors all that which is great and high in the estimation of men.
To come to the perfect possession of Divine Wisdom, we must accept and follow His teaching. We must begin renouncing ourselves and keeping the great commandments of loving God and our neighbor. We must renounce the flesh, the world and its temporal goods. Above all we must renounce our self-will. To do this, we must humbly pray, we must do penance and suffer persecution. For all this we need the help of Divine Wisdom, Who invites us to go to Him.
With His help we need not fear, provided we be clean of heart. To succeed we must persevere and not look back; we must walk in the light and act according to the teachings of Divine Wisdom; we must be vigilant and avoid the maxims of the false prophets; we must not fear what may be done to our body and reputation, but only be solicitous about the kingdom of God, which we can only enter by the narrow gate. Therefore, we must keep in mind the Eight Beatitudes and we must be thankful to God for having taught us these heavenly truths. (St. Louis de Montfort's True Devotion: Consecration to Mary, Complete Five-Week Preparation, compiled by Father Helmuts Libietus, Angelus Press, 1998, pp. 31-36, taken from Saint Louis de Montfort's book, The Love of Eternal Wisdom.)
War is brewing in the Middle East even absent the possible Israeli bombing of Iranian nuclear facilities. The economic collapse of the United States of America, which itself will be the result of two hundred thirty-six years of cumulative sins (see America's "Debt Clock" Began Ticking On July 4, 1776), is getting nearer, especially with a growing national monetary debt and the economic catastrophe that will result from the full implementation of ObamaCare. Sin has consequences. So does apostasy.
Yes, we must do penance and be willing to suffer persecution. Perhaps our willingness to do penance and to suffer persecution for continuing to speak out against the evils of the day as members of the one, true Church, the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order, will help to plant the seeds for the restoration of the Church and for the restoration of Christendom in the world as the fruit of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits.
Pope Pius XI put the matter this way in Quas Primas, December 11, 1925:
History, in fact, tells us that in the course of ages these festivals have been instituted one after another according as the needs or the advantage of the people of Christ seemed to demand: as when they needed strength to face a common danger, when they were attacked by insidious heresies, when they needed to be urged to the pious consideration of some mystery of faith or of some divine blessing. Thus in the earliest days of the Christian era, when the people of Christ were suffering cruel persecution, the cult of the martyrs was begun in order, says St. Augustine, "that the feasts of the martyrs might incite men to martyrdom." The liturgical honors paid to confessors, virgins and widows produced wonderful results in an increased zest for virtue, necessary even in times of peace. But more fruitful still were the feasts instituted in honor of the Blessed Virgin. As a result of these men grew not only in their devotion to the Mother of God as an ever-present advocate, but also in their love of her as a mother bequeathed to them by their Redeemer. Not least among the blessings which have resulted from the public and legitimate honor paid to the Blessed Virgin and the saints is the perfect and perpetual immunity of the Church from error and heresy. We may well admire in this the admirable wisdom of the Providence of God, who, ever bringing good out of evil, has from time to time suffered the faith and piety of men to grow weak, and allowed Catholic truth to be attacked by false doctrines, but always with the result that truth has afterwards shone out with greater splendor, and that men's faith, aroused from its lethargy, has shown itself more vigorous than before. (Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas, December 11, 1925.)
Let us take solace in the fact that today is the Feast of Saint Gertrude the Great, to
whom Our Blessed Lord ad Saviour revealed the secrets of His Most Sacred
Now, as the end of time approaches, He says to us
what He once announced by the beloved Apostle of His Sacred Heart [Saint
Gertrude the Great]: "Let him who thirsts for happiness, grace, and
peace, come to My Divine Heart, their source, and draw from it 'gratis'
whatsoever he will. My merciful Heart, which desires before the end of
time to glorify itself by a supreme manifestation, and to love men to
the utmost bounds of affection, has arranged all for this end.
"Let these languid souls come only to Me, confide
in My goodness, and abandon themselves to My love. Let them be at rest
in the meekness of My Heart, unite themselves to My humility and
obedience, and they will no longer feel the weight of My yoke through
the abundant consolation with which I will favor them. Come, then,
without fear or delay, and abandon yourselves lovingly and for ever unto
Me." (Father Andre Prevot, Love, Peace and Joy: Devotion to the Sacred Heart According to St. Gertrude, published originally in 1911.)
Let us repose in the Most
Sacred Heart of Jesus as we approach this Font of Mercy and of Love
through the Heart out of which It was formed, the Sorrowful and
Immaculate Heart of Mary. Let us accept the chastisement of the moment, a
chastisement each of us deserves most richly because of our sins, and
use it as a means of making reparation for our sins and those of the
whole world by defending the Catholic Faith without any compromises with
the naturalists of the false opposites of the "left" or of the "right."
Let us proclaim Catholicism as the one and only foundation of personal
and social order as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our
states-in-life permit, seeking only to plant a few seeds as we give
honor and glory to the Most Holy Trinity through the Sorrowful and
Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Saint Gertrude the Great will teach us humility as we
approach the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. She will teach us to have
gratitude for the graces that we have received as seek to imitate the
meekness with which the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus bears with our
offenses, our ingratitude, our lukewarmness, our inconstancy. She will
teach us to imitate the mercy of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus as we
extend to others the same forgiveness that is given to us so freely in
the Sacred Tribunal of Penance by an alter Christus acting in persona Christi.
Although we see dimly here in this life because of
our fallen estate and the damage that we have done to our souls by means
of our sins, our goal in life to see God clearly in Heaven. Saint
Gertrude the Great will help us to see Him more clearly in this life if
we place our trust in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus that beats in
unison with the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Saint Gertrude will teach us most especially to spend
time with Our Beloved in His Real Presence in the Most Blessed
Sacrament. We receive infused graces from spending time with Our
Eucharistic King. These infused graces will enlighten the mind and
strengthen the will as our hearts are purified more and more to desire
only the possession of the Most Blessed Trinity for all eternity in
Heaven. Eucharistic piety is, of course, a very foretaste of the glories
of Heaven itself.
Saint Gertrude adored Our Lord in His Real Presence in these words:
Hail, Most Glorious Body, a most precious Blood of
my Lord Jesus Christ, here truly present beneath these sacramental
species; I adore Thee with all that devotion and awe wherewith the nine
choirs of angels worship and adore thee. I prostrate myself before Thee
in the spirit of humility, believing and professing that Thou, my Lord
and my God, are herein most truly contained.
Hail, most glorious Body of Jesus Christ my
Saviour, true Victim immolated upon the cross. I adore Thee in union
with that adoration with which Thy Humanity adored Thy Godhead, and I
give Thee thanks with all the love of all thy creatures, that Thou dost
deign to remain hidden in this tabernacle for our salvation.
Hail, compassionate Jesus, Word of the Father,
Brightness of His glory, Ocean of pity, Salvation of the world, most
august and sacred Victim. Hail, Jesus Christ, Splendour of the Father,
Prince of Peace, Gate of Heaven, True Bread, Son of the Virgin, Shrine of
I most firmly believe that Thou, my God, are here
present, and that Thou are looking out upon me from behind the veil of
the sacrament, and dost behold all the most secret recesses of my heart.
I believe that under this species of bread are contained not only Thy
Flesh and Thy Blood, but also Thy Divinity and Thy Humanity. And
although this mystery surpasses my understanding, I nevertheless believe
it so firmly that I am ready to give my life and my blood in defense of
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Whose Most
Sacred Heart beats with such burning love for us in every tabernacle of
a Catholic church served by a true bishop or a true priest, told us not
The disciple is not above the master, nor the
servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his
master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the goodman of
the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household?
Therefore fear them not. For nothing is covered
that shall not be revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known. That which
I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which you hear
in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops. And fear ye not them that
kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him
that can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Mt. 10: 24-28.)
We must be willing to care about Catholic truth, without which the world itself falls apart into a fabric of lies, which is what we are witnessing with the convergence of the forces of Modernity and Modernism help to prepare the way for the coming of Antichrist.
Be calm in the midst of the storms. Enfold yourselves into the loving embrace of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Fear not the forces of this passing world. Fear only the loss of you immortal soul. And those who keep close to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary have nothing to fear from this passing world and everything to gain in eternity if they persevere until the end in a state of Sanctifying Grace as they carry the crosses of the moment with joy and gratitude to the good God.
Remember, Our Lady's Immaculate Heart will triumph in the end. Have confidence in her Fatima Message. There is a victory that awaits us. Why are we so slow to believe an thus to live in peace?
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
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 Gertrude the Great, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?