Urbanely Accepting Evil
Thomas A. Droleskey
One of the greatest triumphs of the devil is to convince human beings that he does not exist. The devil is deliriously happy when a human being denies his existence as he knows that such a person will be prone to fall into a life of unrepentant sin, sowing disorder and unhappiness and anger and rage against anyone and everyone who dares remind him (or her) that there is a God, that He has revealed Himself to His rational creatures solely through His Catholic Church, that we must obey His Commandments at all times as we strive to scale the heights of personal sanctity as His consecrated slaves through His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. This is why the devil has had a veritable field day in Modernity, which is founded on a rejection of these truths, and why this field day of his has been enhanced by the ethos of Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism that operates on a de facto basis in a spirit of universal salvation that denigrates the horror of personal sin, including the Mortal Sins committed against the First Commandment by the conciliar "pontiffs" as they have esteemed the symbols of false religions and dared to enter their places of false worship, each of which is "sacred" only to the devil himself.
The devil hates each one of us because we have rational, immortal souls made in the image and likeness of the One He hates, God. The devil battled God and lost when he was defeated by the forces of the faithful angels led by Saint Michael the Archangel:
And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels: And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven. And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world; and he was cast unto the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: because the accuser of our brethren is cast forth, who accused them before our God day and night.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of the testimony, and they loved not their lives unto death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you that dwell therein. Woe to the earth, and to the sea, because the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time. (Acts 12: 7-12.)
Having battled God and lost, the devil wants to do the next best thing: to battle us, whose souls have been created in the image and the likeness of God and have been redeemed by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to the point of our dying breaths, and win our souls for the fires of Hell for all eternity. Our first Pope, Saint Peter, taught us that we must be on guard against the devil and his machinations at all times:
Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist ye, strong in faith: knowing that the same affliction befalls your brethren who are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us into his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a little, will himself perfect you, and confirm you, and establish you. (1 Peter 5: 8-10.)
Saint Paul the Apostle warned us about this necessity of battling the devil, who wants to provoke those who have grown to hate the Faith because of their unrepentant sins to anger and hatred and foul-mouthed speech uttered with fits of emotional rage:
Be angry, and sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger. Give not place to the devil. He that stole, let him now steal no more; but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have something to give to him that suffereth need. Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth; but that which is good, to the edification of faith, that it may administer grace to the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God: whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness, and anger, and indignation, and clamour, and blasphemy, be put away from you, with all malice. And be ye kind one to another; merciful, forgiving one another, even as God hath forgiven you in Christ. (Ephesians 4: 26-32.)
Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace:
In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God). By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit; and in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints: (Ephesians 6: 11-18.)
We have many Heavenly helpers to protect us from the onslaughts of the devil.
Our Lady, whose month of May we have now entered, has crushed the head of the devil with her heel. She, the ever-sinless Virgin who made possible our salvation by her perfect fiat to the will of God the Father at the Annunciation as she become the the Singular Vessel of Devotion in which God the Son received His Sacred Humanity from her by the power of God the Holy Ghost, stands ready to intercede for us at all times to defeat the devil in our lives, urging us to say the following prayer, which she taught first to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and their cousin Lucia dos Santos in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal, on July 13, 1917, after she had shown them a vision of Hell, after the completion of each decade of the mysteries contained in her Most Holy Rosary:
"I want you to come here on the 13th of next month, [August] to continue to pray the Rosary every day in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary, in order to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war, because only she can help you."
"Continue to come here every month. In October, I will tell you who I am and what I want, and I will perform a miracle for all to see and believe."
Lucia made some requests for sick people, to which Mary replied that she would cure some but not others, and that all must say the rosary to obtain such graces, before continuing: "Sacrifice yourselves for sinners, and say many times, especially when you make some sacrifice: O Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary."
"You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the pontificate of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father.
"To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world."
Mary specifically told Lucia not to tell anyone about the secret at this stage, apart from Francisco, before continuing: "When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: 'O my Jesus, forgive us, save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are most in need.'" (Mary's words at Fatima.)
Our Lady and her Most Chaste Spouse, Saint Joseph, the terror of demons whose octave we are privileged to celebrate in these first days of May, will help us to fight the devil and his minions as they seek to deter us from the pursuit of personal sanctity and to plunge headlong into lives of reckless immersion in the ways of the world that promote indecency and immodesty and other open and most flagrant violations of the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law that have been entrusted to the Catholic Church for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication.
One of the most effective ways to fight the devil in our daily lives is to recite the August Queen of Heaven Prayer whenever we are tempted or are conscious of some diabolical activity:
August Queen of Heaven, Sovereign Mistress of the Angels, thou who from the beginning hast received from God the power and the mission to crush the head of Satan, we humbly implore thee to send thy Holy Legions, so that under thy command and by thy power they may drive the devils away, everywhere fight them, subduing their boldness, and thrust them down into the abyss. Who is like unto God. O good and tender Mother, thou willst always be our love and our hope. O Divine Mother send they Holy Angels to defend me and to drive far away from me the cruel enemy. Holy Angels and Archangels, defend and keep us. Amen.
Saint Michael the Archangel, the head of the Holy Legions who defeated Satan and the other fallen angels when they rebelled against God, is to be invoked as well throughout the course of our day:
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.
It was during my "conservative" days in the conciliar structures in 1979-1980 that I learned the following prayer (said after the Fatima Prayer) when praying the Rosary that was led by some pious Catholics after what I thought at the time was the Holy Mass on a daily basis at the Cathedral of Saint Catherine of Siena in Allentown, Pennsylvania:
Saint Michael the Archangel, protect us, and may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
We must indeed be on guard at all times against the wiles of the devil, who delights in being ignored and denied by us, but who is just as happy when we make our "peace" with various evils, either in our own lives or in the lives of others or in the world-at-large, and dismiss their seriousness by saying such things as, "Well, after all, there's nothing I can do about this." "Everyone is doing it." "I don't want others to think that I am a religious fanatic." "It's the law of the land." "God won't send me to Hell." "The 'pope' says it's all right. Who am I to argue with the 'pope.'" There are a gazillion rationalizations that people use to excuse or to explain away evils in their own lives or those of others or in the world-at-large that are protected under over of the civil law and promoted in every aspect of popular culture. Each of these rationalizations pleases the devil no end as the more people sin--and/or grow accustomed to sin--will be the more that they will become more and more "tolerant" of greater and greater doses of evil in their own lives or those of others or the world-at-large.
As has been noted on this site in numerous articles, the aftermath of the Protestant Revolt and the rise of Judeo-Masonry and its plethora of naturalistic ideologies and "philosophies" has let loose a veritable tsunami of evils in the world. Most people, including most Catholics, had grown accustomed to the evils of religious indifferentism and religious liberty and separation of Church and State in the decades before the end of World War I, predisposing them and their descendants to accept "liberalized" divorce laws, contraception, abortion, indecency, immodesty (about which Our Lady, speaking to Jacinta Marto s she lay ill with the Spanish Influenza that would soon take her life,
said, "Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend Our Divine Lord very much"), and perversity, all in the name of "compassion" and "tolerance" and "diversity" and "freedom" and "choice" and "rights"
Pope Leo XIII, writing in Custodi di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892, warned the Catholics of Italy about the Masonic spirit that sought a reconciliation between the world, which is in the grip of the devil (Belial), the Church:
Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship with anyone suspected of belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups. Know them by their fruits and avoid them. Every familiarity should be avoided, not only with those impious libertines who openly promote the character of the sect, but also with those who hide under the mask of universal tolerance, respect for all religions, and the craving to reconcile the maxims of the Gospel with those of the revolution. These men seek to reconcile Christ and Belial, the Church of God and the state without God.
It is precisely because the counterfeit church of conciliarism has made its
"official reconciliation with the new era inaugurated in 1789"
(Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology, p. 382) that so many, although not all, Catholics yet attached to its false structures, devoid of Sanctifying Grace, are indeed immersed headlong in the falsehoods of the world and act as though there is no devil or that God is not offended by the promotion of evils under cover of law and in the midst of popular culture.
After all, the spirit of the world is enshrined in the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service, whose official prayers contained in its various texts never mention the existence of a God Who judges us or that there is the possibility of losing our souls for all eternity.
The spirit of "respect for all religions" (each false religion is a tool of the devil and is hated by God) has indeed been preached by the conciliar "pontiffs" and their "bishops." Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI is about to offend God publicly once again by entering into synagogues and mosques during his upcoming visit to the Middle East, conveying the message to Catholics and non-Catholics alike that God is pleased with all manner of "worship."
The mask of "universal tolerance" has been promoted by the lords of the counterfeit church of conciliarism as they deny the nature of dogmatic truth, seeking to conform it to the spirit of the age, and deny the very Divine Constitution of Holy Mother Church by their embrace of condemned precepts of the New Theology, which teaches that we can "learn" from other religions, a proposition that is a blasphemy against God, Who has given His Holy Church everything she needs to teach and to sanctify souls.
The counterfeit church of conciliarism has made its "reconciliation" between Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and the state without God by its embrace of separation of Church and State, rejecting the immutable teaching of the Catholic Church, summarized so succinctly by Pope Saint Pius X in Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906, that the civil state has an obligation to aid man in the pursuit of his Last End, namely, possessing the glory of the Beatific Vision of the Most Holy Trinity in Heaven for all eternity.
It is no wonder, therefore, that the semi-official newspaper of the Vatican, L'Osservatore Romano, urbanely accepting the evils of the administration of Caesar Obamus (Barack Hussein Obama), has concluded the the "Catholic Church's worst fears about radical policy changes in ethical areas" have not occurred in the first one hundred days of the the pro-abort, Marxist-trained statist Obama's presidency:
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican newspaper said President Barack Obama's first 100 days in office have not confirmed the Catholic Church's worst fears about radical policy changes in ethical areas.
The comments came in a front-page article April 29 in L'Osservatore Romano, under the headline, "The 100 days that did not shake the world." It said the new president has operated with more caution than predicted in most areas, including economics and international relations.
"On ethical questions, too -- which from the time of the electoral campaign have been the subject of strong worries by the Catholic bishops -- Obama does not seem to have confirmed the radical innovations that he had discussed," it said.
It said the new draft guidelines for stem-cell research, for example, did not constitute the major change in policy that was foreseen a few months ago.
"(The guidelines) do not allow the creation of new embryos for research or therapeutic purposes, for cloning or for reproductive ends, and federal funds may be used only for experimentation with excess embryos," it said.
It added that the new guidelines "do not remove the reasons for criticism in the face of unacceptable forms of bioengineering" but are "less permissive" than expected.
The article saw a positive sign in the recent introduction of the Pregnant Women Support Act, which would help women overcome problems that often cause them to have abortions. It was sponsored by a group of pro-life Democrats.
"It is not a negation of the doctrine expressed up to now by Obama in the matter of interruption of pregnancy, but the legislative project could represent a rebalancing in support of maternity," the newspaper said. (Vatican newspaper: No radical changes in Obama's first 100 days .)
While it is true that Obama's expansion of Federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research is not a radical departure from the policy that existed under the not-so-"pro-life" administration of former President George Walker Bush (see Stemming From The Same Sentimental Root), it is also a very damning indictment of how "urbanely" the conciliar Vatican accepts the institutionalization of evil that Obama is being praised for, it is alleged, not being as "radical" as was feared. This is insanity.
Never mind the fact that President Barack Hussein Obama has lifted the veil, so to speak, from George Walker Bush's phony "Mexico City" policy to permit the direct use of American taxpayer dollars for the surgical killing of preborn children in the facilities of "family planning agencies" abroad, meaning that he has the blood of the innocent dripping on his hands, the editorial writers of L'Osservatore Romano are breathing a "sigh of relief" that Obama has not turned out to be, at least in their warped view of reality, as bad was feared.
Bishop Richard Williamson, who has killed no one and who has justified or ordered the killing of any innocent human being, has been castigated by, among other conciliar officials, Ratzinger/Benedict, Walter Kasper, Robert Zollitsch, who has denied that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died for our sins (They Like It!,
Barabbas Wins Again,
Refusing Communion With Apostasy), Roger Mahony (Yes, Sir, Master Scribe), Sean O'Malley (No Crime Is Worse Than Deicide) and Timothy "I am aim to be a happy bishop" Dolan (Silence).
Barack Hussein Obama, on the other hand, who has enabled the direct, intentional taking of innocent preborn human life by means of the expenditure of American taxpayer dollars and who has a reprobate, pathological liar and former plagiarist Catholic pro-abort as his vice president and a bevy of pro-aborts, starting with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in his Cabinet, is to be praised for not being as "radical" as feared in ethical matters. The man who has given us Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Heath and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not as "radical" as was feared?
Such is the institutionalization of evil under cover of law that even one who is perceived, albeit falsely, to be not as "bad" as feared is to be praised by apologists of a false religion, conciliarism, that has institutionalized its own set of evils (a liturgy that is an abomination in the sight of God and that incorporates pagan rituals all too frequently into its ever-changing rites, an unremitting warfare against the nature of dogmatic truth, the new ecclesiology, false ecumenism, inter-religious "dialogue," inter-religious "prayer" services, separation of Church and State, religious liberty, episcopal collegiality, support for globalist organizations and for much of the feminist and environmentalist and evolutionist agendas) and propagated them with evangelical fervor in the past forty to fifty years. Such is the logic of evil, you see, that those who are steeped in unrepentant sins against the God by means of violating the first three of His Ten Commandments must wind up minimizing evils committed against men in violation of the last seven of those Commandments.
The first one hundred days of the administration of Caesar Obamus have been an unmitigated disaster for the promotion of right order in accord with the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law.
Caesar Obamus and his minions have promoted contraception and abortion at every turn imaginable.
Caesar Obamus and his minions have used the economic crisis to vastly increase the size, the power and the scope of the Federal government of the United States of America in violation of the tenets of the Natural Law principle of subsidiarity (enunciated by Pope Pius XI in Quadragesimo Anno, May 15, 1931; see
All Hail! Caesar Obamus) and even in violation of the division of powers between the Federal government and the state governments according to the text of the Constitution of the United States of America, which is as defenseless against "liberals" and statists as the Bible is in the hands of Protestants and Modernist Catholics as those who had
a founding hatred for Christ the King did not believe that the Catholic Church had to be recognized by the civil state as the ultimate arbiter in all that pertains to the good of souls, a belief that is shared by Ratzinger/Benedict and his conciliar revolutionaries.
Caesar Obamus and his minions have sought silence opposition by various means, and are not opposed to using the civil law to do so (see
Defining One's Enemies,
Welcome to the U.S.S.A. and All Hail! Caesar Obamus).
Caesar Obamus has shown a willingness to embrace fellow statists on the world stage (Hugo Chavez) who have themselves sought to use the coercive power of the civil state to repress legitimate political dissent.
Caesar Obamus has demanded that all signage, the IHS monogram for the Holy Name of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, be removed from Gaston Hall at Georgetown University for a speech that he gave there on April 15, 2009 (see
Ashamed of the NAME Above All Names).
Caesar Obamus's Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, has issued a report stating that pro-life Americans might pose a "domestic terrorism" threat" (see All Hail! Caesar Obamus.)
Caesar Obamus is seeking to restore $50 million in funding for the United Nations Population Fund, which, among other things, is fully supportive of Red China's coercive population "control" measures.
Caesar Obamus has limited the ability of health-care providers from seeking to invoke their consciences so as to refuse to participate in the chemical and surgical assassination of children (see All Hail! Caesar Obamus).
Caesar Obamus is seeking to impose mandatory (or "highly suggested") community service programs for the youth of the United States of America so as to make sure that even home-schooled children are indoctrinated in the ways of statism and moral relativism (see Welcome to the U.S.S.A.).
Not as "radical" as feared? This list enumerating the evils perpetrated by the administration of Barack Hussein Obama is merely a partial one, not even taken into account the way in which he is mortgaging the future of the United States of America with his proposed $3.6 trillion Federal budget and his virtual nationalization of the banking and automobile industries (and his desire to nationalize heath-care).
Only those who have become accustomed to institutionalized evils against the honor and glory and majesty of God can make such an absurd characterization of the first one hundred days of the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama, which, to be sure, is indeed only expanding the precedents set by the man, George Walker Bush, who gave us Socialism, Straight From Your "Pro-Life" Conservative. He is nevertheless fully responsible for his own support for and participation in the evils of the day. That the semi-official newspaper of the Vatican could publish an editorial that breathed a "sigh a relief" about one of the most massive power grabs in history absent a violent social revolution (the Protestant Revolt in England, the French Revolution, the Bolshevik Revolution, the Maoist Revolution, the Castro Revolution, etc.) is a telling commentary about the way in which the conciliarists have indeed sought to "reconcile" God and Belial.
Then again, of course, the conciliar revolutionaries think that Timothy "I aim to be a happy bishop" Dolan is a "conservative" despite his having praised the pro-abortion, pro-perversity Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai Brith by saying,
"I have long admired the work of the Anti-Defamation League from afar, and now to receive your welcome and your assurances of our hope for future cooperation, which I enthusiastically share, means very much to me" (see Silence). Why shouldn't they think that Caesar Obamus is less "radical" than they feared?
As I noted yesterday in Blame George Walker Bush, the "numbers" aren't "there" for an electoral reversal of the evils that have been accepted so urbanely by Catholics and non-Catholics alike. The revolutions of Modernity and Modernism have reduced the numbers of those who pray and work and fast and make sacrifices for the restoration of the Social Reign of Christ the King to but a microscopically small and most inconsequential (and hated and calumniated) number of people. There is not, as I used to believe, a "way out" of this mess at the ballot box.
This should not deter us from doing our work as apostles to plant the seeds for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, especially by praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit and by distributing blessed Green Scapulars to those whom God's Holy Providence places in our paths each day, as well as to fulfill the promises that we made when we were enrolled in the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
With our homes enthroned to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate of Heart of Mary, may we, the few and hated disciples of Christ the King and of Mary our Immaculate Queen, seek to make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world by patiently enduring each and every cross that God in His Holy Providence has permitted us to bear, crosses that He Himself has fashioned for us perfectly from all eternity so that we could give Him honor and glory through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Remember, God has known from all eternity that we would be alive in the midst of the warfare waged by Modernity and Modernism upon His Church Militant on earth. He has specific work for each of us to do until the hour of our deaths. Let us do that work by getting ourselves to the daily offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered by true bishops and true priests who make no concessions to conciliarism and by spending time before Our Lord's Real Presence, especially on this First Friday of the month of Our Lady, the month of May, as we pray one Rosary after another for the conversion of men and their nations to the Catholic Faith, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there is no social order.
We can never accept evil in our lives or the lives of others or in the lives of our nations. We must with patience and true Charity help others to reject the devil and all of his pomps and works as we, who have done the bidding of the devil all too frequently in our own lives by means of our sins, which are indeed more responsible for the dreadful state of the Church Militant on earth in this era of apostasy and betrayal and for the dreadful state of the world than we would care to admit even to ourselves, no less publicly, make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world, seeking to fulfill Our Lady's Fatima Message in our own lives so that there will indeed be a day when all men and all nations will exclaim:
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.