We Need Our Mother At All Times
Thomas A. Droleskey
The midget naturalists were on stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, on Wednesday, September 7, 2011. They on onstage rightn now as this is being written. Yes, the midget naturalists are back. They talk. They move their hands. They spar with each other. Yes, this circus of naturalism is going now, now, now, yes, now, right this very moment as this is being written.
The circus of midget naturalists is meeting this evening at the Florida State Fair Grounds in Tampa, Florida. The gala circus began with someone singing the national anthem, after which I usually yelled "Let's Go, Mets" when it was sung at the defunct William A. Shea Municipal Stadium in Flushing, Queens, New York. This is a circus. A circus. The midget naturalists are lost in the trees without realizing that they live deep in the thicket of the woods of naturalism, which is but logical progeny of the the Protestant Revolution that overthrew the Social Reign of Christ the King.
None of the problems that are being addressed by these naturalists right now would exist if the Divine Plan that God Himself had instituted to effect man's return to Him through the Catholic Church. Men who live under the sweet yoke of Christ the King keep uppermost in their minds the salvation of their immortal souls as they seek to discharge their duties, both in private life and in public life, to please this King of Kings by obeying the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law. Although men will always disagree on various matters of practical judgments and there will always been nefarious self-seekers who lie and cheat and still and even kill to get their way even in a world informed by the Catholic Faith, the problems that plague men and their nations today have risen up and grown precisely because men reject the true Faith and/or hold it in contempt.
The rise of the monster civil state of Modernity is the direct result of the rejection of the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, starting with the heretical assertion that Our Lord did not create a visible, hierarchical society, His Holy Church, to teach and sanctify men and to, after having exercised her Indirect Power of teaching, preaching and exhortation, interpose herself, albeit rarely and only as a last resort, with civil officials when the good of souls demands such action to mete out sanctions upon those who abuse their power by violating the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law. The Church thus served, although sometimes inconsistently and at other times as a result of a great deal of conflict with various rulers, a brake upon the rise of the form of statism that existed under the caesars of old and has reappeared in the past five centuries.
The monster civil state of Modernity, which has its tentacles into every facet of our daily lives, is the result of Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry. The monarchical despotism that the American "founding fathers," many of whom had a founding hatred for Christ the King, denounced in favor of "liberty" was the specific result of the rejection of Catholicism as King Henry VIII of England, no longer having to worry about Roman "interference," could rule in as bloodthirsty and criminal a manner as possible. The history of the Protestantized world of the two hundred fifty-nine years prior to the Declaration of Independence is what informed the American founders, who then declared that the "people" are sovereign in order to avoid such abuses in the future, not Catholicism. They planted the seeds for the demise of their constitutional regime by refusing to recognize that men need to subordinate themselves to the Deposit of Faith as It has been entrusted to the Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication and they need to have a belief in, acceptance of, access to and cooperation with Sanctifying Grace in order be truly virtuous and thus please God in all of their daily words and actions, whether public or private.
There are thus one word to describe the debate that took place (yes, it's now over) while this article was being written, albeit with a lot of distractions.
None of the eight midget naturalists, including the two Catholics (Leroy Newton Gingrich and Richard John Sullivan), realize that no nation can be well ordered without the Catholic Faith.
None of the eight midget naturalists, including the two Catholics, realize that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is the King of both men and their nations.
None of the eight midget naturalists, including the two Catholics, realize that Our Blessed Mother is the Queen of all men and their nations. They do not realize that need Our Blessed Mother at all times. They do not realize that we need to greet Our Lady and each other with salutations of "Ave Maria!" and "Salve Regina!", proud to be the consecrated slaves of her Divine Son through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, never bashful in reminding men that we need Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary to combat the evils of the day, starting with the evils for which we are responsible by means of our own sins. All human problems, both personal and social, are the result of Original Sin and the Actual Sins of men, including our own. There is thus no naturalistic way to remedy a single evil. Men must be converted on a daily basis by cooperating with the graces won for us on Calvary by Our Lord and that He sends to us through the loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother. The Holy Rosary reminds us of these basic truths.
Consider these words of Pope Leo XIII, contained in Laetitiae Sanctae, September 8, 1893:
3. For We are convinced that the Rosary, if devoutly used, is bound to
benefit not only the individual but society at large.
No one will do Us the injustice to deny that in the discharge of the duties
of the Supreme Apostolate We have labored -- as, God helping, We shall ever
continue to labor -- to promote the civil prosperity of mankind. Repeatedly have
We admonished those who are invested with sovereign power that they should
neither make nor execute laws except in conformity with the equity of the Divine
mind. On the other hand, we have constantly besought citizens who were
conspicuous by genius, industry, family, or fortune, to join together in common
counsel and action to safeguard and to promote whatever would tend to the
strength and well-being of the community. Only too many causes are at work, in
the present condition of things, to loosen the bonds of public order, and to
withdraw the people from sound principles of life and conduct.
4. There are three influences which appear to Us to have the chief place in
effecting this downgrade movement of society. These are -- first, the distaste
for a simple and laborious life; secondly, repugnance to suffering of any kind;
thirdly, the forgetfulness of the future life.
5. We deplore -- and those who judge of all things merely by the light and
according to the standard of nature join with Us in deploring-that society is
threatened with a serious danger in the growing contempt of those homely duties
and virtues which make up the beauty of humble life. To this cause we may trace
in the home, the readiness of children to withdraw themselves from the natural
obligation of obedience to the parents, and their impatience of any form of
treatment which is not of the indulgent and effeminate kind. In the workman, it
evinces itself in a tendency to desert his trade, to shrink from toil, to become
discontented with his lot, to fix his gaze on things that are above him, and to
look forward with unthinking hopefulness to some future equalization of
property. We may observe the same temper permeating the masses in the eagerness
to exchange the life of the rural districts for the excitements and pleasures of
the town. Thus the equilibrium between the classes of the community is being
destroyed, everything becomes unsettled, men's minds become a prey to jealousy
and heart-burnings, rights are openly trampled under foot, and, finally, the
people, betrayed in their expectations, attack public order, and place
themselves in conflict with those who are charged to maintain it.
6. For evils such as these let us seek a remedy in the Rosary, which consists
in a fixed order of prayer combined with devout meditation on the life of Christ
and His Blessed Mother. Here, if the joyful mysteries be but clearly brought
home to the minds of the people, an object lesson of the chief virtues is placed
before their eyes. Each one will thus be able to see for himself how easy, how
abundant, how sweetly attractive are the lessons to be found therein for the
leading of an honest life. Let us take our stand in front of that earthly and
divine home of holiness, the House of Nazareth. How much we have to learn from
the daily life which was led within its walls! What an all-perfect model of
domestic society! Here we behold simplicity and purity of conduct, perfect
agreement and unbroken harmony, mutual respect and love -- not of the false and
fleeting kind -- but that which finds both its life and its charm in devotedness
of service. Here is the patient industry which provides what is required for
food and raiment; which does so "in the sweat of the brow," which is contented
with little, and which seeks rather to diminish the number of its wants than to
multiply the sources of its wealth. Better than all, we find there that supreme
peace of mind and gladness of soul which never fail to accompany the possession
of a tranquil conscience. These are precious examples of goodness, of modesty,
of humility, of hard-working endurance, of kindness to others, of diligence in
the small duties of daily life, and of other virtues, and once they have made
their influence felt they gradually take root in the soul, and in course of time
fail not to bring about a happy change of mind and conduct. Then will each one
begin to feel his work to be no longer lowly and irksome, but grateful and
lightsome, and clothed with a certain joyousness by his sense of duty in
discharging it conscientiously. Then will gentler manners everywhere prevail;
home-life will be loved and esteemed, and the relations of man with man will be
loved and esteemed, and the relations of man with man will be hallowed by a
larger infusion of respect and charity. And if this betterment should go forth
from the individual to the family and to the communities, and thence to the
people at large so that human life should be lifted up to this standard, no one
will fail to feel how great and lasting indeed would be the gain which would be
achieved for society.
7. A second evil, one which is specially pernicious, and one which, owing to
the increasing mischief which it works among souls, we can never sufficiently
deplore, is to be found in repugnance to suffering and eagerness to escape
whatever is hard or painful to endure. The greater number are thus robbed of
that peace and freedom of mind which remains the reward of those who do what is
right undismayed by the perils or troubles to be met with in doing so. Rather do
they dream of a chimeric civilization in which all that is unpleasant shall be
removed, and all that is pleasant shall be supplied. By this passionate and
unbridled desire of living a life of pleasure, the minds of men are weakened,
and if they do not entirely succumb, they become demoralized and miserably cower
and sink under the hardships of the battle of life.
8. In such a contest example is everything, and a powerful means of renewing
our courage will undoubtedly be found in the Holy Rosary, if from our earliest
years our minds have been trained to dwell upon the sorrowful mysteries of Our
Lord's life, and to drink in their meaning by sweet and silent meditation. In
them we shall learn how Christ, "the Author and Finisher of Our faith," began
"to do and teach," in order that we might see written in His example all the
lessons that He Himself had taught us for the bearing of our burden of labor --
and sorrow, and mark how the sufferings which were hardest to bear were those
which He embraced with the greatest measure of generosity and good will. We
behold Him overwhelmed with sadness, so that drops of blood ooze like sweat from
His veins. We see Him bound like a malefactor, subjected to the judgment of the
unrighteous, laden with insults, covered with shame, assailed with false
accusations, torn with scourges, crowned with thorns, nailed to the cross,
accounted unworthy to live, and condemned by the voice of the multitude as
deserving of death. Here, too, we contemplate the grief of the most Holy Mother,
whose soul was not merely wounded but "pierced" by the sword of sorrow, so that
she might be named and become in truth "the Mother of Sorrows." Witnessing these
examples of fortitude, not with sight but by faith, who is there who will not
feel his heart grow warm with the desire of imitating them?
9. Then, be it that the "earth is accursed" and brings forth "thistles and
thorns," -- be it that the soul is saddened with grief and the body with
sickness; even so, there will be no evil which the envy of man or the rage of
devils can invent, nor calamity which can fall upon the individual or the
community, over which we shall not triumph by the patience of suffering. For
this reason it has been truly said that "it belongs to the Christian to do and
to endure great things," for he who deserves to be called a Christian must not
shrink from following in the footsteps of Christ. But by this patience, We do
not mean that empty stoicism in the enduring of pain which was the ideal of some
of the philosophers of old, but rather do We mean that patience which is learned
from the example of Him, who "having joy set before Him, endured the cross,
despising the shame" (Heb. xvi., 2). It is the patience which is obtained by the
help of His grace; which shirks not a trial because it is painful, but which
accepts it and esteems it as a gain, however hard it may be to undergo. The
Catholic Church has always had, and happily still has, multitudes of men and
women, in every rank and condition of life, who are glorious disciples of this
teaching, and who, following faithfully in the path of Christ, suffer injury and
hardship for the cause of virtue and religion. They reecho, not with their lips,
but with their life, the words of St. Thomas: "Let us also go, that we may die
with him" (John xi., 16).
10. May such types of admirable constancy be more and more splendidly
multiplied in our midst to the weal of society and to the glory and edification
of the Church of God!
11. The third evil for which a remedy is needed is one which is chiefly
characteristic of the times in which we live. Men in former ages, although they
loved the world, and loved it far too well, did not usually aggravate their
sinful attachment to the things of earth by a contempt of the things of heaven.
Even the right-thinking portion of the pagan world recognized that this life was
not a home but a dwelling-place, not our destination, but a stage in the
journey. But men of our day, albeit they have had the advantages of Christian
instruction, pursue the false goods of this world in such wise that the thought
of their true Fatherland of enduring happiness is not only set aside, but, to
their shame be it said, banished and entirely erased from their memory,
notwithstanding the warning of St. Paul, "We have not here a lasting city, but
we seek one which is to come" (Heb. xiii., 4).
12. When We seek out the causes of this forgetfulness, We are met in the
first place by the fact that many allow themselves to believe that the thought
of a future life goes in some way to sap the love of our country, and thus
militates against the prosperity of the commonwealth. No illusion could be more
foolish or hateful. Our future hope is not of a kind which so monopolizes the
minds of men as to withdraw their attention from the interests of this life.
Christ commands us, it is true, to seek the Kingdom of God, and in the first
place, but not in such a manner as to neglect all things else. For, the use of
the goods of the present life, and the righteous enjoyment which they furnish,
may serve both to strengthen virtue and to reward it. The splendor and beauty of
our earthly habitation, by which human society is ennobled, may mirror the
splendor and beauty of our dwelling which is above. Therein we see nothing that
is not worthy of the reason of man and of the wisdom of God. For the same God
who is the Author of Nature is the Author of Grace, and He willed not that one
should collide or conflict with the other, but that they should act in friendly
alliance, so that under the leadership of both we may the more easily arrive at
that immortal happiness for which we mortal men were created.
13. But men of carnal mind, who love nothing but themselves, allow their
thoughts to grovel upon things of earth until they are unable to lift them to
that which is higher. For, far from using the goods of time as a help towards
securing those which are eternal, they lose sight altogether of the world which
is to come, and sink to the lowest depths of degradation. We may doubt if God
could inflict upon man a more terrible punishment than to allow him to waste his
whole life in the pursuit of earthly pleasures, and in forgetfulness of the
happiness which alone lasts for ever.
14. It is from this danger that they will be happily rescued, who, in the
pious practice of the Rosary, are wont, by frequent and fervent prayer, to keep
before their minds the glorious mysteries. These mysteries are the means by
which in the soul of a Christian a most clear light is shed upon the good
things, hidden to sense, but visible to faith, "which God has prepared for those
who love Him." From them we learn that death is not an annihilation which ends
all things, but merely a migration and passage from life to life. By them we are
taught that the path to Heaven lies open to all men, and as we behold Christ
ascending thither, we recall the sweet words of His promise, "I go to prepare a
place for you." By them we are reminded that a time will come when "God will
wipe away every tear from our eyes," and that "neither mourning, nor crying, nor
sorrow, shall be any more," and that "We shall be always with the Lord," and
"like to the Lord, for we shall see Him as He is," and "drink of the torrent of
His delight," as "fellow-citizens of the saints," in the blessed companionship
of our glorious Queen and Mother. Dwelling upon such a prospect, our hearts are
kindled with desire, and we exclaim, in the words of a great saint, "How vile
grows the earth when I look up to heaven!" Then, too, shall we feel the solace
of the assurance "that which is at present momentary and light of our
tribulation worketh for us above measure exceedingly an eternal weight of glory"
(2 Cor. iv., 17).
15. Here alone we discover the true relation between time and eternity,
between our life on earth and our life in heaven; and it is thus alone that are
formed strong and noble characters. When such characters can be counted in large
numbers, the dignity and well-being of society are assured. All that is
beautiful, good, and true will flourish in the measure of its conformity to Him
who is of all beauty, goodness, and truth the first Principle and the Eternal
16. These considerations will explain what We have already laid down
concerning the fruitful advantages which are to be derived from the use of the
Rosary, and the healing power which this devotion possesses for the evils of the
age and the fatal sores of society. These advantages, as we may readily
conceive, will be secured in a higher and fuller measure by those who band
themselves together in the sacred Confraternity of the Rosary, and who are thus
more than others united by a special and brotherly bond of devotion to the Most
Holy Virgin. In this Confraternity, approved by the Roman Pontiffs, and enriched
by them with indulgences and privileges, they possess their own rule and
government, hold their meetings at stated times, and are provided with ample
means of leading a holy life and of laboring for the good of the community. They
are, are so to speak, the battalions who fight the battle of Christ, armed with
His Sacred Mysteries, and under the banner and guidance of the Heavenly Queen.
How faithfully her intercession is exercised in response to their prayers,
processions, and solemnities is written in the whole experience of the Church
not less than in the splendor of the victory of Lepanto. (Pope Leo XIII, Laetitiae Sanctae, September 8, 1893.)
We need Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary. Men need to be reminded of this fact on a daily basis. Our Lady has exhorted us to pray her Most Holy Rosary. This may not get "votes." This is one sure way to win the favor of Heaven and of planting seeds for the conversion of men and their nations to the true Faith, without which there can be true order in the souls of men or in their societies.
None of the current problems we face can be remedied or even ameliorated as long as men continue to sin unrepentantly and as their nations protect grievously sinful behavior under cover of the civil law.
We need Our Lady. We need her Most Holy Rosary. It is that simple. We are lost without Our Lady and her Most Holy Rosary. Nations are lost without pilgrimages in honor of the Mother of God. Lost. Done for. Kaput.
Everyone is but a midget naturalist who rejects the simple belief that all men and all nations must honor Our Lady. She told us so:
soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
Because He as regarded the humility of His handmaid; for behold henceforth
all generations shall call me blessed.
He that is mighty, hath done great things for me; and holy is His name.
And His mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear
hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit
of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath
exalted the humble.
hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He hath sent empty
away. He hath received Israel His servant, being mindful of His mercy:
as He spoke to Abraham and his seed for ever. (Lk. 1: 46-55)
The circus of the midget naturalists makes for good theater. It is only that, a theater, a theater of the absurd. These circuses are prime examples of the multifaceted errors of Modernity. We must always remember that Error Divides, Catholicism Unites.
No Rosary we pray is ever wasted. Those of us who are totally consecrated to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart need to understand that everything we do and have, every prayer we say, every indulgenced act that we perform--in a world, our all--belongs to Our Lady. We are her slaves, willingly giving her everything we do without looking for tangible results here on the face of this earth. We will only discover in eternity, please God and by Our Lady's maternal intercession we die in states of Sanctifying Grace, what sort of good our fidelity to praying the Rosary well each day of our lives accomplished for the honor and glory of the Most Blessed Trinity and for the good of the souls redeemed by Our Lord's Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross.
The Rosary was given to us as the antidote to the heresy of Albigensianism. Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary is just as much a weapon against Naturalism in all of its mutant variations. We should recognize this and ask Our Lady in her Most Holy Rosary to keep us safe from all of the influences of naturalism. The agents of naturalism on television and on the radio have nothing to teach us as they do not understand the things of this world in light of First and Last Things. Our time is much better spent praying more Rosaries than it is on wasting our time on the insane babblings of naturalists who are, by virtue of the very fact that they are naturalists, enemies of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen.
Our Lady was sent from Heaven above to give Saint Dominic her Most Holy Rosary to bring us to Heaven through her loving hands. It is always time to pray a Rosary, wouldn't you agree? Isn't it time to do so now if we are serious about getting home to Heaven and joining with Our Lady in the adoration of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity?
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints