Worthy Successors of Herod the Great
Thomas A. Droleskey
King Herod the Great's immortal soul was captive to the devil by means of Original Sin when he unleashed his jealous fury upon the Holy Innocents of Bethlehem in his quest to kill Christ the King. He seethed with anger, hatred and jealousy in order to kill the newborn Baby Jesus, his very own King and Redeemer.
Nothing much has changed in Palestine in the past two millennia. Herod the Great has a number of worthy successors among the ranks of the Zionists who govern the State of Israel. These Zionists are filled with the same anger, hatred and rage as Herod, who, unlike them, was a Jew by blood and not as a result of the conversion of the Khazars to the Talmud at the end of the First Millennium A.D. Their souls are steeped in Original Sin and are thus captive to the devil, predisposing them to strike out immoderately and disproportionately when provoked by their arch-enemies in the ranks of Mohammedanism, fiends who souls are also steeped in the ravages of Original Sin. The mutual hatreds and animosities fueled by so many unforgiven Mortal Sins committed by the Zionists and their Mohammedan foes provide the devil with a veritable field day as innocent human beings are slaughtered and future generations of "fighters" are taught to hate and to exact revenge for today's crimes.
No matter the repeated injustices cruel barbarities perpetrated against Palestinian Arabs by the Zionists in the past sixty years as generations have been displaced from their homes and rounded up into concentration camps (excuse me, detention centers) and thousands upon thousands of their innocents killed wantonly, there can no justification for the targeting of Israeli population centers by Hamas militiamen and their rockets. While one can denounce the fact of the State of Israel;s six decades of injustices against the Palestinians, it is never morally licit to target civilian population centers to redress legitimate grievances militarily.
The leaders of Hamas who authorized the lobbing of rockets into nearby Israeli civilian population centers from the Gaza Strip knew full well that their Zionist foes would respond with some kind of show of force, although some reports indicate that these leaders were not quite prepared for the typically disproportionate Israeli response that is as yet ongoing and is designed to show the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip that no one is considered "innocent" by Zionists who believe that Jewish blood is more precious in the sight of God than any other. Underestimating the brutality of the leaders of the State of Israel is always a costly proposition for the lives of the innocent human beings who happen to have the misfortune of belonging to what many Israelis consider to be an inferior race of people, the Palestinians. Other reports, however, indicate that the leaders of Hamas, a Mohammedan organization with frankly Mohammedan goals, desired a massive Israeli response to their rocket assaults so as to galvanize Palestinian support for them as opposed to their political rival, Fatah, the secular organization that Hamas defeated at gunpoint in the year 2007.
Here is a pretty balanced report from an investigator with the United Masonic Nations Organization about the ongoing violence:
The Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip represent severe and massive violations of international humanitarian law as defined in the Geneva Convention, both in regard to the obligations of an occupying power and in the requirements of the laws of war.
Those violations include:
Collective punishment – the entire 1.5 million people who live in the crowded Gaza Strip are being punished for the actions of a few militants.
Targeting civilians – the air strikes were aimed at civilian areas in one of the most crowded stretches of land in the world, certainly the most densely populated area of the Middle East.
Disproportionate military response – the air strikes have not only destroyed every police and security office of Gaza's elected government, but have killed and injured hundreds of civilians; at least one strike reportedly hit groups of students attempting to find transportation home from the university.
Earlier Israeli actions, specifically the complete sealing off of entry and exit to and from the Gaza Strip, have led to severe shortages of medicine and fuel (as well as food), resulting in the inability of ambulances to respond to the injured, the inability of hospitals to adequately provide medicine or necessary equipment for the injured, and the inability of Gaza's besieged doctors and other medical workers to sufficiently treat the victims.
Certainly the rocket attacks against civilian targets in Israel are unlawful. But that illegality does not give Israel any right, neither as the occupying power nor as a sovereign state, to violate international humanitarian law and commit war crimes or crimes against humanity in its response. I note that Israel's escalating military assaults have not made Israeli civilians safer; on the contrary, the one Israeli killed today after the upsurge of Israeli violence is the first in over a year.
Israel has also ignored recent Hamas' diplomatic initiatives to re-establish the truce or ceasefire since its expiry on December 26.
The Israeli air strikes today, and the catastrophic human toll that they have caused, challenge those countries that have been and remain complicit, either directly or indirectly, in Israel's violations of international law. That complicity includes those countries knowingly providing the military equipment including warplanes and missiles used in these illegal attacks, as well as those countries which have supported and participated in the siege of Gaza, which itself has caused a humanitarian catastrophe.
I remind all member states of the United Nations that the UN continues to be bound to an independent obligation to protect any civilian population facing massive violations of international humanitarian law – regardless of which country may be responsible for those violations. I call on all member states, as well as officials and every relevant organ of the United Nations system, to move on an emergency basis not only to condemn Israel's serious violations, but to develop new approaches to providing real protection for the Palestinian people.
Written by Professor Richard Falk, United Nations Special Investigator for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (RT: News : 'Israeli air strikes represent massive violations
As Catholics, of course, we know that there is no such thing as "international humanitarian law." There are the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law that have been entrusted by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ exclusively to the authority of His Catholic Church for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication. The Fifth Commandment forbids the direct, intentional targeting of innocent noncombatants in military operations and it also forbids a military response that is disproportionate to and incommensurate with the level of a threat posed by an aggressor. What does this mean to people whose souls are steeped in the ravages of Original Sin? The only thing that matters to the Mohammedans of Hamas and the Zionists of Israel is to display raw power in order to exact revenge on those whom they hate.
Indeed, the leaders of the State of Israel had sealed off the border with the Gaza Strip, imposing as a consequence a de facto embargo upon food and supplies into the Gaza Strip prior to massive air strikes that began a few days ago and are preparing, it appears, for a major ground offensive there is a French-sponsored forty-eight hour cease-fire proposal is rejected. Thus it is that the Mohammedans of Hamas, steeped in the ravages of Original Sin, and the Zionists of Israel, steeped in the ravages of Original Sin, take out their grievances by targeting the innocent, with the more powerful and better-armed Israeli forces able to exact a quite price upon the innocent human beings in the Gaza Strip who bear no responsibility for the rocket attacks by the leaders of Hamas and who suffer disproportionately as the number of civilian casualties amongst their population place demands on hospitals that have no means to of assistance to them. Obviously, the Israelis believe that such suffering will force the leaders of Hamas to back down and to "behave" themselves. It matters not to the leaders of Israel that their bombs and military assaults are destroying homes and wounding and killing innocent human beings who bear no responsibility for the Hamas-sponsored rocket attacks.
The outgoing administration of President George Walker Bush is, most predictably, supporting the actions of the government of the State of Israel, although diplomatic efforts are being undertaken by Secretary of State Condoleeza "I'm Regrettably Pro-Choice" Rice to arrange an end to hostilities. President-elect Barack Hussein Obama, who takes office in twenty-two days, is deferring to Bush for the moment as he, Obama, is being tested by the leaders of Israel to show his "bona fides" as their reliable client in the White House, a test we can confident that Obama will not fail. Although Alaska Governor Sarah Heath Palin manifests her unflagging support for Israel by displaying an Israeli flag pin in the drapes in her gubernatorial offices in Juneau, Alaska, Obama has repeatedly expressed his unwavering support for the State of Israel and its polices. There will no change of American policy in his administration. The leaders of Israel know this, which is why the bombs fly away in the Gaza Strip as this is being written.
The leaders of Israel know also that the days of Talmudic Jews constituting a majority in their own country are numbered. Arabs are multiplying faster than the adherents of the Talmud. Most, although not all, of these Arabs are Mohammedan. A tiny minority are Maronite Rite Catholics or members of various Orthodox sects. All other things being equal and barring some calamitous event, Talmudic Jews will be in the minority of the population of the State of Israel by the middle of this century. The leaders of Israel know this, which is one of the reasons they are so prone to use force now to assert their state's right to exist, realizing that the state itself could be voted out of existence by democratic means at the ballot box in Israel in forty years or so.
Lost upon all of the actors involved in the carnage at the present time is the simple fact that most the blood Jews of the stock of Abraham were expelled from the Holy Land by the Romans in 70 A.D. as a direct punishment for the rejection of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. While the State of Israel is a political reality and it is indeed immoral to seek to eradicate it by the use of armed force and the wanton killing of civilians by means of military campaigns and terrorist attacks, a state that exists to give a "home" to people who worship the devil must be an object for the Church's missionary efforts as there can never be "peace" in the Holy Land until all people, Talmudic Jews and Mohammedans alike, say, Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord." The State of Israel would cease to exist as such upon the conversion of its citizens to the true Faith and a new government established that recognized the Catholic Church, born in Jerusalem on Pentecost Sunday as the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, descended upon the Apostles and our dear Blessed Mother in tongues of flame, as the true Church and thus became a exemplar of the Social Reign of Christ the King in the land of His Incarnation, Nativity, Hidden Years, Public Ministry and Passion, Death and Resurrection and Ascension.
Pope Saint Pius X explained to Theodore Herzl, the founder of international Zionism, that the Catholic Church, while she could not forbid or prevent the Jews from settling in Palestine, could not favor such a settlement and would open up churches to Baptize all those who did settle there:
HERZL: Yesterday I was with the Pope [Pius X]. . . . I arrived ten minutes ahead of time, and without having to wait I was conducted through a number of small reception rooms to the Pope. He received me standing and held out his hand, which I did not kiss. Lippay had told me I had to do it, but I didn’t. I believe this spoiled my chances with him, for everyone who visits him kneels and at least kisses his hand. This hand kiss had worried me a great deal and I was glad when it was out of the way.
He seated himself in an armchair, a throne for minor affairs, and invited me to sit by his side. He smiled in kindly anticipation. I began:
HERZL: I thank Your Holiness for the favor of granting me this audience. [I begged him to excuse my miserable Italian, but he said:
POPE: No, Signor Commander, you speak very well.
HERZL: [He is an honest, rough-hewn village priest, to whom Christianity has remained a living thing even in the Vatican. I briefly laid my request before him. But annoyed perhaps by my refusal to kiss his hand, he answered in a stern categorical manner.
POPE: We are unable to favor this movement [of Zionism]. We cannot prevent the Jews from going to Jerusalem—but we could never sanction it. The ground of Jerusalem, if it were not always sacred, has been sanctified by the life of Jesus Christ. As the head of the Church I cannot answer you otherwise. The Jews have not recognized our Lord, therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people.
HERZL: [The conflict between Rome and Jerusalem, represented by the one and the other of us, was once again under way. At the outset I tried to be conciliatory. I said my little piece. . . . It didn’t greatly impress him. Jerusalem was not to be placed in Jewish hands.] And its present status, Holy Father?
POPE: I know, it is disagreeable to see the Turks in possession of our Holy Places. We simply have to put up with it. But to sanction the Jewish wish to occupy these sites, that we cannot do.
HERZL: [I said that we based our movement solely on the sufferings of the Jews, and wished to put aside all religious issues].
POPE: Yes, but we, but I as the head of the Catholic Church, cannot do this. One of two things will likely happen. Either the Jews will retain their ancient faith and continue to await the Messiah whom we believe has already appeared—in which case they are denying the divinity of Jesus and we cannot assist them. Or else they will go there with no religion whatever, and then we can have nothing at all to do with them. The Jewish faith was the foundation of our own, but it has been superceded by the teachings of Christ, and we cannot admit that it still enjoys any validity. The Jews who should have been the first to acknowledge Jesus Christ have not done so to this day.
HERZL: [It was on the tip of my tongue to remark, “It happens in every family: no one believes in his own relative.” But, instead, I said:] Terror and persecution were not precisely the best means for converting the Jews. [His reply had an element of grandeur in its simplicity:]
POPE: Our Lord came without power. He came in peace. He persecuted no one. He was abandoned even by his apostles. It was only later that he attained stature. It took three centuries for the Church to evolve. The Jews therefore had plenty of time in which to accept his divinity without duress or pressure. But they chose not to do so, and they have not done it yet.
HERZL: But, Holy Father, the Jews are in a terrible plight. I do not know if Your Holiness is aware of the full extent of their tragedy. We need a land for these harried people.
POPE: Must it be Jerusalem?
HERZL: We are not asking for Jerusalem, but for Palestine—for only the secular land.
POPE: We cannot be in favor of it.
[Editor Lowenthal interjects here] Here unrelenting replacement theology is plainly upheld as the norm of the Roman Catholic Church. Further, this confession, along with the whole tone of the Pope in his meeting with Herzl, indicates the perpetuation of a doctrinal emphasis that has resulted in centuries of degrading behavior toward the Jews. However, this response has the “grandeur” of total avoidance of that which Herzl had intimated, namely that the abusive reputation of Roman Catholicism toward the Jews was unlikely to foster conversion. Further, if, “It took three centuries for the Church to evolve,” it was that very same period of time that it took for the Church to consolidate and launch its thrust of anti-Semitism through the following centuries.
HERZL: Does Your Holiness know the situation of the Jews?
POPE: Yes, from my days in Mantua, where there are Jews. I have always been in friendly relations with Jews. Only the other evening two Jews were here to see me. There are other bonds than those of religion: social intercourse, for example, and philanthropy. Such bonds we do not refuse to maintain with the Jews. Indeed we also pray for them, that their spirit see the light. This very day the Church is celebrating the feast of an unbeliever who became converted in a miraculous manner—on the road to Damascus. And so if you come to Palestine and settle your people there, we will be ready with churches and priests to baptize all of you.
HERZL: [At this point Conte Lippay had himself announced. The Pope bade him be admitted. The Conte kneeled, kissed his hand, and joined in the conversation by telling of our “miraculous” meeting in the Bauer beerhall at Venice. The miracle was that he had originally intended to stay overnight in Padua, and instead, it turned out that he was given to hear me express the wish to kiss the Holy Father’s foot. At this the Pope made no movement, for I hadn’t even kissed his hand. Lippay proceeded to tell how I had expiated on the noble qualities of Jesus Christ. The Pope listened, and now and then took a pinch of snuff and sneezed into a big red cotton handkerchief. It is these peasant touches which I like about him best and which most of all compel my respect. Lippay, it would appear, wanted to account for his introducing me, and perhaps ward off a word of reproach. But the Pope said:
POPE: On the contrary, I am glad you brought me the Signor Commendatore.
HERZL: [As to the real business, he repeated what he had told me, until he dismissed us:]
POPE: Not possible!
HERZL: [Lippay stayed on his knees for an unconscionable time and never seemed to tire of kissing his hand. It was apparent that this was what the Pope liked. But on taking leave, I contented myself with shaking his hand warmly and bowing deeply. The audience lasted about twenty-five minutes. While spending the last hour in the Raphael gallery, I saw a picture of an Emperor kneeling before a seated Pope and receiving the crown from his hands. That’s how Rome wants it.] (Marvin Lowenthal, Diaries of Theodore Herzl, pp. 427- 430.)
The responses of Pope Saint Pius X teach us very plainly that the Talmudic Jews have no right from God to be in the land from which He had expelled them in 70 A.D. Mohammedans, of course, have no right to this land, which they seized by force in the Seventh Century A.D. and held, absent a brief time during the Crusades, until 1948, either. The Holy Land belongs to Christ the King and His Catholic Church, and there can be no true peace in the land where Our Lord shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood until and unless those who inhabit it at present and whose souls are steeped in Original Sin and suffer the consequences of their own Actual Sins are converted to the true Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order within nations or peace among nations. (A person who recommended that I appear on Crossfire in 1987 to discuss an outbreak of Palestinian-Israeli violence then was incredulous--perhaps "mortified" is a better word--when I said that I would say just that, that everyone involved had to convert to the Catholic Church, in a live appearance on television. Needless to say, I did not appear on Crossfire.)
As I have explained on many other occasions on this site, including a posting that was made 365 days ago today, Pope Pius XI's Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922, is the most cogent summary of the constituent elements of true peace among men and their nations that can be found. A few excerpts are apropos once again to demonstrate that violence and hatred must be the lot of men who reject the true Faith and who are thus steeped in falsehoods that come from the devil and lead souls to Hell for all eternity as they plunge nations in chaos and disarray:
We have already seen and come to the conclusion that the principal cause of the confusion, restlessness, and dangers which are so prominent a characteristic of false peace is the weakening of the binding force of law and lack of respect for authority, effects which logically follow upon denial of the truth that authority comes from God, the Creator and Universal Law-giver.
The only remedy for such state of affairs is the peace of Christ since the peace of Christ is the peace of God, which could not exist if it did not enjoin respect for law, order, and the rights of authority. In the Holy Scriptures We read: "My children, keep discipline in peace." (Ecclesiasticus xli, 17) "Much peace have they that love the law, O Lord." (Psalms cxviii, 165) "He that feareth the commandment, shall dwell in peace." (Proverbs xiii, 13) Jesus Christ very expressly states: "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's." (Matt. xxii, 21) He even recognized that Pilate possessed authority from on High (John xiv, 11) as he acknowledged that the scribes and Pharisees who though unworthy sat in the chair of Moses (Matt. xxiii, 2) were not without a like authority. In Joseph and Mary, Jesus respected the natural authority of parents and was subject to them for the greater part of His life. (Luke ii, 51) He also taught, by the voice of His Apostle, the same important doctrine: "Let every soul be subject to higher powers: for there is no power but from God." (Romans xiii, 1; cf. also 1 Peter ii, 13, 18)
If we stop to reflect for a moment that these ideals and doctrines of Jesus Christ, for example, his teachings on the necessity and value of the spiritual life, on the dignity and sanctity of human life, on the duty of obedience, on the divine basis of human government, on the sacramental character of matrimony and by consequence the sanctity of family life -- if we stop to reflect, let Us repeat, that these ideals and doctrines of Christ (which are in fact but a portion of the treasury of truth which He left to mankind) were confided by Him to His Church and to her alone for safekeeping, and that He has promised that His aid will never fail her at any time for she is the infallible teacher of His doctrines in every century and before all nations, there is no one who cannot clearly see what a singularly important role the Catholic Church is able to play, and is even called upon to assume, in providing a remedy for the ills which afflict the world today and in leading mankind toward a universal peace.
Because the Church is by divine institution the sole depository and interpreter of the ideals and teachings of Christ, she alone possesses in any complete and true sense the power effectively to combat that materialistic philosophy which has already done and, still threatens, such tremendous harm to the home and to the state. The Church alone can introduce into society and maintain therein the prestige of a true, sound spiritualism, the spiritualism of Christianity which both from the point of view of truth and of its practical value is quite superior to any exclusively philosophical theory. The Church is the teacher and an example of world good-will, for she is able to inculcate and develop in mankind the "true spirit of brotherly love" (St. Augustine, De Moribus Ecclesiae Catholicae, i, 30) and by raising the public estimation of the value and dignity of the individual's soul help thereby to lift us even unto God.
Finally, the Church is able to set both public and private life on the road to righteousness by demanding that everything and all men become obedient to God "Who beholdeth the heart," to His commands, to His laws, to His sanctions. If the teachings of the Church could only penetrate in some such manner as We have described the inner recesses of the consciences of mankind, be they rulers or be they subjects, all eventually would be so apprised of their personal and civic duties and their mutual responsibilities that in a short time "Christ would be all, and in all." (Colossians iii, 11)
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.
It is possible to sum up all We have said in one word, "the Kingdom of Christ." For Jesus Christ reigns over the minds of individuals by His teachings, in their hearts by His love, in each one's life by the living according to His law and the imitating of His example. Jesus reigns over the family when it, modeled after the holy ideals of the sacrament of matrimony instituted by Christ, maintains unspotted its true character of sanctuary. In such a sanctuary of love, parental authority is fashioned after the authority of God, the Father, from Whom, as a matter of fact, it originates and after which even it is named. (Ephesians iii, 15) The obedience of the children imitates that of the Divine Child of Nazareth, and the whole family life is inspired by the sacred ideals of the Holy Family. Finally, Jesus Christ reigns over society when men recognize and reverence the sovereignty of Christ, when they accept the divine origin and control over all social forces, a recognition which is the basis of the right to command for those in authority and of the duty to obey for those who are subjects, a duty which cannot but ennoble all who live up to its demands. Christ reigns where the position in society which He Himself has assigned to His Church is recognized, for He bestowed on the Church the status and the constitution of a society which, by reason of the perfect ends which it is called upon to attain, must be held to be supreme in its own sphere; He also made her the depository and interpreter of His divine teachings, and, by consequence, the teacher and guide of every other society whatsoever, not of course in the sense that she should abstract in the least from their authority, each in its own sphere supreme, but that she should really perfect their authority, just as divine grace perfects human nature, and should give to them the assistance necessary for men to attain their true final end, eternal happiness, and by that very fact make them the more deserving and certain promoters of their happiness here below.
It is, therefore, a fact which cannot be questioned that the true peace of Christ can only exist in the Kingdom of Christ -- "the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ." It is no less unquestionable that, in doing all we can to bring about the re-establishment of Christ's kingdom, we will be working most effectively toward a lasting world peace.
Pope Pius XI used none of the Judeo-Masonic language, employed, of course, by the conciliarists at almost every turn, of "solidarity" and "civilization of love." He wrote in overtly Catholic terms, explaining that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted to her alone the means to bring true peace within souls and thus within and between nations. There can be no peace in the Middle East or anywhere else as long as men are at war with Christ the King, and men will be at war with Christ the King as long as they believe in anything other than the true Faith as the means to realize personal and social order. There can be no peace when men refuse to offer forgiveness to others when they do not know or accept the Absolution of the Prince of Peace Himself as He desires to apply it to their immortal souls in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance.
To assert these truths runs the risk of being tarred with the label of "anti-Semitism." With so many people, including Catholics, permitting themselves to be buffaloed by the use of slogans designed to appeal to the American spirit of sentimentality and illogic, it would be good to drink once again of the wisdom of the late Father Denis Fahey, C.SS.P, who devoted his entire priesthood to the promotion of the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ and to opposing, quite openly, the plan of Jews to attack that Kingship. Father Fahey was not an anti-Semite. As he noted below in a foreword The Kingship of Christ and the Conversion of the Jewish Nation, he offered his Masses for the conversion of the Jewish people. Nevertheless, he considered it vital to point out the truth of how Talmudic Jews were attempting to impose naturalism in the place of Catholicism, masking their efforts in a variety of ways.
To oppose the barbaric policies of the State of Israel is not to engage in anti-Semitism. To point out the ways in which Talmudic Jews in this country have sought to make warfare against Our Lord and His Holy Church is not to exhibit "prejudice." A Catholic prays for the conversion of those who are the public enemies of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, mindful that his own sins make him an enemy of Our Lord more often than he would like to admit. Catholics must over the influences of sentimentality in their lives and look at the world as clearly as a true disciple of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen did, Father Denis Fahey.
Please drink of the wisdom offered by Father Fahey below:
The annual celebration of the Feast of Christ the King is meant to lead men “to reflect on the Last Judgement, in which Christ, who has been cast out of public life, despised, neglected and ignored, will severely avenge such insults.” Our Lord Jesus Christ came down to proclaim His Father’s programme for the restoration of ordered life in the world and died proclaiming it. After Pope Pius IX in the Syllabus had catalogued modern errors against the order of society demanded by the infinite dignity of the Life of Sanctifying Grace, restored through the foundation of the Mystical Body on Calvary, Popes Leo XIII, Pius X, Benedict XV, Pius XI and Pius XII have set forth in their Encyclicals the Positive programme for order enjoined upon us by Christ Our Head, Priest and King. In this series of books I am endeavouring to make known that positive programme to as many as possible, so that they may have a thorough knowledge of the order of the world they should stand for as members of Christ. The series is placed under the patronage of St. Joan of Arc. At the beatification of that lovely saint in 1908, Blessed Pius X sadly reminded members of Christ that: “All the strength of Satan’s reign is due to the easy-going weakness of Catholics.”
As I was not able to bring out this book when it was originally written, it has been laid aside for years. In the meantime, the need for setting forth the full doctrine of the Kingship of Christ has been forcibly brought home to me by the confusion created in minds owing to the use of the term “Anti-Semitism.” The Hitlerite naturalistic or anti-supernatural régime in Germany gave to the world the odious spectacle of a display of Anti-Semitism, that is, of hatred of the Jewish Nation. Yet all the propaganda about that display of Anti-Semitism should not have made Catholics forget the existence of age-long Jewish Naturalism or Anti-Supernaturalism. Forgetfulness of the disorder of Jewish Naturalistic opposition to Christ the King is keeping Catholics blind to the danger that is arising from the clever extension of the term “Anti-Semitism,” with all its war-connotation in the minds of the unthinking, to include any form of opposition to the Jewish Nation’s naturalistic aims. For the leaders of the Jewish Nation, to stand for the rights of Christ the King is logically to be “anti-Semitic.”
In March, 1917, Pope Benedict XV wrote to the Archbishop of Tours: “In the midst of the present upheavals, it is important to repeat to men that by her divine institution the Catholic Church is the only ark of salvation for the human race . . . . Accordingly, it is more seasonable than ever to teach . . . that the truth which liberates, not only individuals, but societies, is supernatural truth in all its fulness and in all its purity, without attenuation, diminution or compromise: in a word, exactly as Our Lord Jesus Christ delivered it to the world.” These sublime words of the Vicar of Christ have nerved me to do all in my power to set forth the opposition of every form of Naturalism, including Jewish Naturalism, to the supernatural Reign of Christ the King. In addition, for over twenty years I have been offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass every year, on the Feasts of the Resurrection, Corpus Christi, SS. Peter and Paul and the Assumption of Our Blessed Mother, for the acceptance by the Jewish Nation of the Divine Plan for order. Thus I have been striving to follow the example of our Divine Master. Blessed Pius X insists that “though Jesus was kind to those who had gone astray, and to sinners, He did not respect their erroneous convictions, however sincere they appeared to be.”the need of combining firmness in the proclamation of the integral truth with loving charity towards those in error is insisted on, even more emphatically, by Pope Pius XI: “Comprehending and merciful charity towards the erring,” he writes, “and even towards the contemptuous, does not mean and can not mean that you renounce in any way the proclaiming of, the insisting on, and the courageous defence of the truth and its free and unhindered application to the realities about you. The first and obvious duty the priest owes to the world about him is service to the truth, the whole truth, the unmasking and refutation of error in whatever form or disguise it conceals itself.”
A day will come when the Jewish Nation will cease to oppose order and will turn in sorrow and repentance to Him Whom they rejected before Pilate. That will be a glorious triumph for the Immaculate Heart of Our Blessed Mother. Until that day dawns, however, their naturalistic opposition to the True Supernatural Order of the world must be exposed and combated. (Father Denis Fahey, Foreword, The Kingship of Christ and the Conversion of the Jewish Nation.)
Father Fahey pointed out above that Catholics must never be intimidated by the slogan of anti-Semitism. Consider once again these telling words:
Yet all the propaganda about that display of Anti-Semitism should not have made Catholics forget the existence of age-long Jewish Naturalism or Anti-Supernaturalism. Forgetfulness of the disorder of Jewish Naturalistic opposition to Christ the King is keeping Catholics blind to the danger that is arising from the clever extension of the term “Anti-Semitism,” with all its war-connotation in the minds of the unthinking, to include any form of opposition to the Jewish Nation’s naturalistic aims. For the leaders of the Jewish Nation, to stand for the rights of Christ the King is logically to be “anti-Semitic.”
These words of wisdom apply to the cultural and political legal warfare that has been waged in this country by Judeo-Masonry and to the warfare being waged in the Middle East at present. Indeed, as Father Fahey quotes from Pope Pius XI:
“Comprehending and merciful charity towards the erring,” he writes, “and even towards the contemptuous, does not mean and can not mean that you renounce in any way the proclaiming of, the insisting on, and the courageous defence of the truth and its free and unhindered application to the realities about you. The first and obvious duty the priest owes to the world about him is service to the truth, the whole truth, the unmasking and refutation of error in whatever form or disguise it conceals itself.” (Pope Pius XII, Mitt Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937)
The path to the restoration of Christendom, of course, runs through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as she taught us in her appearances to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal, in 1917:
"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 did come again, once on December 10, 1925, and again on July 13, 1929, on which occasion she did indeed ask for the collegial consecration of Russia by a pope with all of the world's bishops:
On 13 June 1929 Lucia saw another important apparition involving Mary as she was making a Holy Hour in the convent chapel at Tuy in Spain, as was her custom on Thursday nights from eleven to twelve. She was alone, praying the prayers of the Angel in the dim light of the sanctuary lamp when,
"Suddenly the whole chapel was illumined by a supernatural light, and above the altar appeared a Cross of light, reaching to the ceiling. In a brighter light on the upper part of the Cross, could be seen the face of a man and his body as far as the waist; upon his breast was a dove of light; nailed to the Cross was the body of another man. A little below the waist, I could see a chalice and a large Host suspended in the air, onto which drops of blood were falling from the Face of Jesus Crucified and from the wound in His side.
These drops ran down onto the Host and fell into the chalice. Beneath the right arm of the Cross was Our Lady and in her hand was her Immaculate Heart. (It was Our Lady of Fatima, with her Immaculate Heart in her left hand, without sword or roses, but with a crown of thorns and flames). Under the left arm of the Cross, large letters, as if of crystal clear water which ran down upon the altar, formed these words: 'Grace and Mercy.' "
At this point Lucia explained that she understood the apparition was a representation of the Holy Trinity, as she heard Mary speak to her: "The moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father, in union with all the Bishops in the world, to make the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means. There are so many souls whom the Justice of God condemns for sins committed against me, that I have come to ask reparation: sacrifice yourself for this intention and pray."
Lucia told all this to her confessor who ordered her to write it down, and she also said that later on Jesus had spoken as follows to her: "They did not wish to heed My request. Like the king of France, they will repent and do it, but it will be late. Russia will have already spread her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church; the Holy Father will have much to suffer."(Mary's words at Fatima.)
We lack a true pope at this time to fulfill Our Lady's Fatima Message. For our parts, however, we can and must fulfill Our Lady's Fatima Peace Plan in our own lives, especially as we make reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world by offering one Rosary after another to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. All human "peace plans" to produce "peace" in the Middle East have come to naught. Only Our Lady's Fatima Peace Plan can succeed, which is why we must be earnest about fulfilling it in our own lives on a daily basis so that we will be counted as faithful disciples of Christ the King and not ourselves as worthy successors of Herod the Great.
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.
Saints Simon and Jude, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?