Monsters of Their Own Making

Mrs. Solange Hertz, writing in her landmark The Star Spangled Heresy: How the Catholic Church in America became the American Catholic Church, discussed how Pope Pius IX warned the progenitor of Americanism, Father Isaac Thomas Hecker, the founder of the Society of Saint Paul (the Paulist Fathers), that Americans were too busy immersed in the the pursuit of material wealth, a warning that the proud Americanist could simply not accept as being true as the Church had to made an “accommodation” to the modern world:

In a private audience Pius IX tactfully suggested to him, “The Americans are so engrossed in worldly pursuits and in getting money, and these things are not favorable to religion. It’s not I who say this, but our Lord in the Gospel. In the United States there exists a liberty too unrestrained; all the refugees and revolutionaries gather there.” Hecker persisted nonetheless in tailoring the Gospel to American vices in order to spread the Faith, while [Bishop John Joseph] Keane [who was born in Ireland and a staunch Americanist] lectured at the Brussels Congress on “the ultimate religion of the future,” speaking to all who would listen (and would who would not) of “letting down the bars” and “development of dogma” following on a “grand opening of windows” such as we now have. A great admirer of [German Chancellor and virulently anti-Catholic Otto von) Bismarck, he had the effrontery to toast the enemy of Christianity along with Leo XIII and Gladstone at a banquet in Washington. (Solange Hertz, The Star Spangled Heresy: How the Catholic Church in America became the American Catholic Church, Veritas Press, 1992, p. 151.)

Speaking in a like vein in the 1880s and 1890s was Archbishop John Ireland,  who was the Bishop and (starting in 1888) the Archbishop of Saint Paul, Minnesota, from July 31, 1884, to May 25, 1918. Ireland was an outspoken advocate of the introduction of “progress” in the world into the pastoral life of the Catholic Church, which had to be “reconciled” to “the age.” Ireland’s sermon, which was delivered on October 18, 1893, on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the episcopal consecration of his Americanist ally, James Cardinal Gibbons, the Archbishop of Baltimore, Maryland, between 1877 and 1921:

The New Crusade–Bringing Into Close Contact Church And Age

What! the Church of the living God, the Church of ten thousand victories over pagans and barbarians, over false philosophies and heresies, over defiant kings and unruly peoples–the great, freedom-loving, philanthropic, truth-giving Catholic Church–this Church afraid of the nineteenth century! afraid of any century! not seeing in the nineteenth the fervent ebullitions of noblest sentiments, the germinations of her own Christlike plantings; this Church not eager for the fray, not precipitating herself with force irresistible upon this modern world to claim it, to love it, to foster and admire or to correct and cure, to own it for Christ, and with her impetuous arm to lift it to the very summit of its highest aspirations, to which only the Church’s aid this panting, hoping, despairing world can every reach! Far, far from Catholics be the chilling, fatal, un-Catholic thought!

I preach the new, the most glorious crusade. Church and age! Unite them in the name of humanity, in the name of God.

Church and age! Bring them into close contact; they pulsate alike; the God of humanity works in one, the God of supernatural revelations works in the other–in both the self-same God
. . . .

It is an age of liberty, civil and political; it is the age of the democracy, when the whole people, tired of the unrestricted way of sovereigns, become themselves the sovereigns, become themselves the sovereigns, and exercise with more or less directness the power was always their primarily by divine ordinance. The age of the democracy! The Catholic Church, I am sure, has no fear of the democracy, this flowering of her own most sacred principles of the equality, fraternity, and liberty of all men, in Christ and through Christ. These principles are spread upon every page of the gospel. From the moment they were first confided to the Church they have been ceaselessly leavening minds and hearts towards the fullest recognition of rights and the dignity among all men, toward the elevation of the multitudes of men, and the enjoyment by them of freedom from unnecessary restrictions, of social happiness mingled with as few sorrows as earth’s planet permits. The whole history of the Catholic Church is the record of the enfranchisement of the slave, the curbing of royal tyranny, the defence of the poor, of the people, of woman, of all the social entities that pride and passion choose to trample upon. The great theologians of the Church, an Aquinas, a Suarez, provide in their teachings complete foundations for the political democracy, which assumes in the presume age its plenary form. They assert and prove that all political power comes from God through the people, whose delegates kings and princes are, and that when rulers become tyrants the inalienable right of revolution is reserved to the people. The Church lives under all forms of government. When ratified by the people all forms of legitimate; but the government which more than another is that of the people, by the people, and for the people, is the one where the Church of the people, the Catholic Church, breathes air most congenial to her principles of her heart. (Archbishop John Ireland, A Sermon of the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Episcopal Consecration of His Eminence James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore. Full text found in The Voice of the Church, a book published by the Bishops of the United States of America in 1899, pp. 103-113. We were given this book by a friend of ours who believed that it would be of use in my work. It is a treasure of Americanism mixed in with various articles that are authentically Catholic. In other words, it was very representative of the state of confusion that existed in the minds of Catholics in the United States of America at the end of the Nineteenth Century, a state of confusion that has now been spread worldwide as a result of conciliarism’s embrace of “the age.”)

This was a road map to “Saint John XXIII’s” aggorgimento. It was also a road map to what the supposedly “conservative” and “traditionally-minded” Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI wrote in his manual of Modernism, Principles of Catholic Theology:

Let us be content to say here that the text [of Gaudium et Spes] serves as a countersyllabus and, as such, represents on the part of the Church, an attempt at an official reconciliation with the new era inaugurated in 1789. Only from this perspective can we understand, on the one hand, the ghetto-mentality, of which we have spoken above; only from this perspective can we understand, on the other hand, the meaning of the remarkable meeting of the Church and the world. Basically, the word “world” means the spirit of the modern era, in contrast to which the Church’s group-consciousness saw itself as a separate subject that now, after a war that had been in turn both hot and cold, was intent on dialogue and cooperation. (Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology, p. 382.)

Does this mean that the Council should be revoked? Certainly not. It means only that the real reception of the Council has not yet even begun. What devastated the Church in the decade after the Council was not the Council but the refusal to accept it. This becomes clear precisely in the history of the influence of Gaudium et spes. What was identified with the Council was, for the most part, the expression of an attitude that did not coincide with the statements to be found in the text itself, although it is recognizable as a tendency in its development and in some of its individual formulations. The task is not, therefore, to suppress the Council but to discover the real Council and to deepen its true intention in the light of the present experience. That means that there can be no return to the Syllabus, which may have marked the first stage in the confrontation with liberalism and a newly conceived Marxism but cannot be the last stage. In the long run, neither embrace nor ghetto can solve for Christians the problem of the modern world. The fact is, as Hans Urs von Balthasar pointed out as early as 1952, that the “demolition of the bastions” is a long-overdue task. (Joseph Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology, p. 391.)

What was once praised by Father Isaac Thomas Hecker and Archbishop John Ireland and James Cardinal Gibbons and Bishop John Keane is still being praised today by the likes of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, “religious liberty” and its “reconciliation to the age,” even though this heresy has helped to turn many baptized Catholics into monsters who make war upon the binding precepts contained in the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law and upon those conciliar “bishops” who dare to speak out now and again about the evils these monsters have helped to codify under cover of the civil law.

We have reached a situation today where, after over forty years of “dialogue” with Catholic merchants of death in public life on the part of conciliar officials here in the United States of America and elsewhere int he world, the moral monsters of Modernity have been emboldened to lecture the men they accept as their putative shepherds about what they should believe and how they should behave.

Enter once again the egregious pro-abortion, pro-perversity statist enabler of the crimes of the administration of Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro against both God and man, United States Representative Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi (D-California), the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives.

Yes, fresh off her reception of the Margaret Sanger Award from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (see Yet She Will Remain In Good Standing), Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi has taken to lecturing her own conciliar “archbishop,” Salvatore Cordileone, because he is going to participate in the “March for Marriage” in Washington, District of Columbia, which took place on June 19, 2014, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took the lead this week in a high-profile lobbying effort to pressure San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone not to attend the controversial March for Marriage event, which she characterized as “venom masquerading as virtue.”

Pelosi, who is one of the country’s most powerful Catholic politicians, made a passionate appeal to the archbishop in a letter obtained by The Chronicle not to participate in the National Organization for Marriage‘s June 19 march on the Supreme Court in Washington.

Cordileone, who is one of the featured speakers at the event, was a leader in the campaign for Proposition 8, the 2008 California anti-gay-marriage initiative.

“We share our love of the Catholic faith and our city of San Francisco,” Pelosi wrote to Cordileone, who, as head of the 560,000-member Archdiocese of San Francisco, has become the Catholic bishops’ point man against gay marriage. She urged him to abandon an event in which some of the participants show “disdain and hate towards LGBT persons.”

Invoking the words of Pope Francis with regard to gays and lesbians, she wrote, “If someone is gay and is searching for the Lord and has good will, then who am I to judge him?”

The goal of the second annual March for Marriage is to draw thousands of supporters of what they call “traditional marriage” to walk from the U.S Capitol to the Supreme Court. Conservative former presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, as well as Cordileone, are being billed as the star speakers.

The San Francisco Democratic leader is the most influential in a parade of public figures who have come forward to protest the San Francisco archbishop’s participation in an event that is also backed by the Family Research Council. Critics have called the organizers “hate groups” that are targeting gays and lesbians.

Last week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, along with a host of Bay Area religious leaders, sent a joint letter to Cordileone protesting his plans to attend the march.

Some 20,000 people have signed an online petition by Faithful America demanding that the archbishop cancel his appearance.

The event comes at a time when same-sex marriage is increasingly common and polls show that public opinion – once widely opposed – has dramatically shifted in recent years. The most recent Gallup poll shows public support for gay marriage at 55 percent, an all-time high.

National leader

Cordileone has nevertheless become a national leader in the religious movement against gay marriage. He heads the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage for the politically powerful U.S. Conference of Bishops and was instrumental in raising $1.5 million to get Prop. 8, which banned same-sex marriage, on the California ballot in 2008.

The measure has since been ruled unconstitutional, allowing same-sex marriages to be performed in California.

But Cordileone has remained outspoken in his opposition to gay marriage, saying, “The ultimate attack of the evil one is the attack on marriage.”

Public officials, including Pelosi, have expressed respect for the archbishop’s religious views, but have taken particular issue with the organizations sponsoring and participating in the event.

The Family Research Council has been labeled an antigay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. It “blamed gay marriage for the recent shootings at Isla Vista,” the Faithful America petition notes.

Defending march

In 2011, the president of the National Organization for Marriage wrote that gay marriage would “normalize pedophilia,” and the organization has also linked gay marriage with incest.

“We ask that you will reconsider your participation and join us in seeking to promote reconciliation rather than division and hatred,” Newsom, Lee and dozens of others wrote in their letter to Cordileone.

Their protest characterized the event as “organized by some of the nation’s most virulently anti-LGBT organizations and leaders.”

Pelosi, in her letter, told Cordileone, “While we may disagree on the subject of marriage equality, we do agree that every person is a child of God, possessed of the spark of divinity and worthy of respect.”

Cordileone has publicly defended next week’s March for Marriage as “an important means to promote and defend marriage for the good of our culture, to pray for our federal and state governments, and to stand in solidarity with people of good will.”

In a letter defending the event, he said, “This is a critical time for marriage in our country, as marriage amendments are being struck down by federal courts and appeals of these decisions are being made.”

Since a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in support of same-sex couples, gay marriage has been declared legal in 19 states and the District of Columbia. (Nancy Pelosi urges S.F. archbishop to exit marriage march.)

Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi is a monster, one among many, it should noted, who is as been enabled by one conciliar “archbishop” of San Francisco after another for the past twenty-seven years since her first election to serve in the United States House of Representatives. She has been enabled and coddled by one conciliar “archbishop” of Washington, District of Columbia, including the present apostate holding that position, Donald Wuerl, who has said that he would deny Pelosi what purports to be Holy Communion in the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical service despite her support for the chemical and surgical assassination of the innocent preborn in their mothers’ wombs and despite her open advocacy in behalf of the agenda of the Homosexual Collective.

Even though there were kings and emperors in the Middle Ages who challenged the temporal and disciplinary powers of the papacy, it was the princes of the German states who aided Martin Luther’s doctrinal revolution against the Divine Plan that God instituted to effect man’s return to Him through the Catholic Church who helped to usher in the sort of absolute despotism that Holy Mother Church’s exercise of the Social Reign of Christ the King sought to curb. These princes cared nothing for Luther’s theology. They did care very much, however, for being able to rule in the sort of amoral manner as described by Niccolo Machiavelli in The Prince and A Discourse on Livy. King Henry VIII (Henry Tudor) took this to the next level when having himself declared Supreme Head of the Church in England in 1534.

Eager to show themselves as “loyal” and fully “assimilated” Americans, many, although certainly not all, of the American bishops in Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries proved themselves be ready lackeys for politicians. This situation had devolved so badly by the early Twentieth Century that James Cardinal Gibbons, the Archbishop of Baltimore from 1877 to 1921, carried water for the anti-Catholic President Thomas Woodrow Wilson during the unjust and immoral “Great War” (World War I) and Francis Cardinal Spellman, the Archbishop of New York from 1939 to 1967, was called “FDR’s errand boy in a miter.” It was thus very logical, as has been demonstrated amply on this site in the past, for the false “bishops” of the counterfeit church of conciliarism to exercise “restraint” when dealing with Catholics in public life who support sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance.

The refusal of most of the conciliar “bishops” in the United States of America and elsewhere in the world to discipline pro-abortion Catholics in public life is one of the greatest scandals of the counterfeit church of concilairism. It is indeed absolutely indisputable that hundreds of millions of innocent preborn human beings have been killed under cover of the civil law with the full assistance, support and public promotion offered by “Catholics” who have remained in perfectly “good standing” in the counterfeit church of concilairism nevertheless. Look at all of the praise that was given five years ago to the late pro-abort, pro-perversity Edward Moore Kennedy by conciliar “bishops” upon his death on August 25, 2009, the Feast of Saint Louis IX, King of France, and on the day of his Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo “Mass of Christian Burial” (see Another Victim of Americanism, Behold The Free Rein Given to Error, Unfortunate Enough to Be A Baby, Beacon of Social Justice?, Spotlight On The Ordinary, What’s Good For Teddy Is Good For Benny, Sean O’Malley: Coward and Hypocrite, More Rationalizations and Distortions, and Death To Babies: Kennedy’s Continued Legacy.)

Contrary to what “conservative” Catholics in the conciliar structures assert from time to time, it is not “beyond belief” for American “bishops” to keep pro-aborts and pro-peverts in “good standing” as they themselves are not in good standing as members of the Catholic Church. They are members false church with false beliefs and a profane liturgy (at least in its alleged Latin Rite) that offends God greatly. These men have r has no concept of the horror of personal sin, thus showing themselves to have no sense at all of what Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ suffered in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death because of our sins.

As noted earlier, the friend of explicit classroom instruction in matters pertaining to the Sixth and Ninth Commandments, Donald Wuerl, the conciliar “archbishop” of Washington, District of Columbia, does not deny the pro-abort, pro-perversity Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi what purports to be Holy Communion in the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo worship service. Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi, whose father was a member of the United States House of Representatives from the State of Maryland from 1939 to 1947 and then Mayor of the City of Baltimore, Maryland, from 1947 to 1959, remains a “Catholic” in “good standing” in the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism who has been bold enough to “thank God” for a version of ObamaCare that does not threaten “abortion rights.”

Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi does not care that the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity became Man in Our Lady’s Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, and that He spent nine months as a helpless preborn Baby. She does not care that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, He Who is the Lord of history, knew from all eternity that preborn babies would be killed under cover of the civil law with her own support and participation as a public servant. She does not care that Our Lord is indeed in solidarity with every child in every mother’s womb and that to directly intend to attack one innocent child in his mother’s womb is to commit an attack mystically upon Our Lord Himself. She cares about none of this. Like so many of other fellow “Catholics” in the conciliar structures who support one grave evil after another under cover of the civil law, Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi has been enabled and protected time and time again by the “bishops” of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.

How much more innocent blood needs to be shed until the lot of Catholic pro-abortion politicians is banished from the One World Church of conciliarism? Indeed, it is because the “popes” of this One World Church believe in “dialogue” and “persuasion” that they have not addressed pro-abortion Catholic politicians in these stirring words of Pope Pius XI:

“Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the duty of public authority by appropriate laws and sanctions to defend the lives of the innocent, and this all the more so since those whose lives are endangered and assailed cannot defend themselves. Among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother’s womb. And if the public magistrates not only do not defend them, but by their laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors or of others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cried from earth to Heaven.” (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 30, 1930.)

Anyone who knows anything about my writing over the years knows that, despite my abandoning my “conservative” papalotry and then my “indulterer” and “resist and recognize ways, there has been absolute consistency on the insistence that Catholics in public life who support the deliberate, direct, intentional taking of innocent preborn human life have expelled themselves from the Catholic Church. Admittedly written at a time I believed the conciliar authorities to hold ecclesiastical office legitimately, one of my articles in The Wanderer in this vein in the 1990s was entitled, “Excommunicate Them All.” That article was simply one of many over the years. My current criticism of men I now realize to be pretenders to ecclesiastical office for their refusal to discipline pro-abortion Catholic politicians is nothing new, therefore.

Although my embrace of sedevacantism has been only within the past eight years, I have been quite consistent throughout the course of my teaching and speaking and writing careers in explaining that it is impossible for one to support abortion, whether by chemical or surgical means, under cover of the civil law and remain a member of the Catholic Church, making frequent advertence to this injunction contained in Pope Leo XIII’s Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885:

Hence, lest concord be broken by rash charges, let this be understood by all, that the integrity of Catholic faith cannot be reconciled with opinions verging on naturalism or rationalism, the essence of which is utterly to do away with Christian institutions and to install in society the supremacy of man to the exclusion of God. Further, it is unlawful to follow one line of conduct in private life and another in public, respecting privately the authority of the Church, but publicly rejecting it; for this would amount to joining together good and evil, and to putting man in conflict with himself; whereas he ought always to be consistent, and never in the least point nor in any condition of life to swerve from Christian virtue.

The spiritual robber barons who have enabled and protected the likes of Nancy Pelosi are not members of the Catholic Church. Neither is Pelosi, who has expelled herself from the bosom of Holy Mother Church by means of her supporting the direct, intentional killing of innocent babies by chemical and surgical means under the cover of the civil law.

Alas, it is a grace to be able to recognize these truths and then to act upon it. As I have noted in other articles, although the late Mario Francesco “Cardinal” Pompedda, the former head of the Apostolic Signatura for the conciliar church, did not believe that the canonical doctrine of sedevacantism applied to the “papacy” of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, he did state that sedevacantism is indeed the canonical doctrine of the Catholic Church:

It is true that the canonical doctrine states that the see would be vacant in the case of heresy. … But in regard to all else, I think what is applicable is what judgment regulates human acts. And the act of will, namely a resignation or capacity to govern or not govern, is a human act. (Cardinal Says Pope Could Govern Even If Unable to Speak, Zenit, February 8, 2005.)

No, the belief that those who fall from the Faith cannot hold ecclesiastical office is not held merely by the “nutty” sedevacantists. Mario “Cardinal” Pompedda stated that it is the canonical doctrine of the Church that the see of Peter “would be vacant in the case of heresy.” So much for some of the current efforts to disprove that sedevacantism is even a possibility at any time, no less that it applies at this time, which is a judgment that one must make in the practical order about whether claimants of ecclesiastical office have defected from the Faith by virtue of violating the Divine Positive Law, thereby falling into the category of heretics described by Pope Leo XIII in Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896:

The Church, founded on these principles and mindful of her office, has done nothing with greater zeal and endeavour than she has displayed in guarding the integrity of the faith. Hence she regarded as rebels and expelled from the ranks of her children all who held beliefs on any point of doctrine different from her own. The Arians, the Montanists, the Novatians, the Quartodecimans, the Eutychians, did not certainly reject all Catholic doctrine: they abandoned only a certain portion of it. Still who does not know that they were declared heretics and banished from the bosom of the Church? In like manner were condemned all authors of heretical tenets who followed them in subsequent ages. “There can be nothing more dangerous than those heretics who admit nearly the whole cycle of doctrine, and yet by one word, as with a drop of poison, infect the real and simple faith taught by our Lord and handed down by Apostolic tradition” (Auctor Tract. de Fide Orthodoxa contra Arianos).

The practice of the Church has always been the same, as is shown by the unanimous teaching of the Fathers, who were wont to hold as outside Catholic communion, and alien to the Church, whoever would recede in the least degree from any point of doctrine proposed by her authoritative Magisterium. Epiphanius, Augustine, Theodore :, drew up a long list of the heresies of their times. St. Augustine notes that other heresies may spring up, to a single one of which, should any one give his assent, he is by the very fact cut off from Catholic unity. “No one who merely disbelieves in all (these heresies) can for that reason regard himself as a Catholic or call himself one. For there may be or may arise some other heresies, which are not set out in this work of ours, and, if any one holds to one single one of these he is not a Catholic” (S. Augustinus, De Haeresibus, n. 88).

Well, I think it prudent, wise and necessary to call upon three popes named Pius at this juncture:

80. The Roman Pontiff can, and ought to, reconcile himself, and come to terms with progress, liberalism and modern civilization.- -Allocution “Jamdudum cernimus,” March 18, 1861. (Pope Pius IX, The Syllabus of Errors, December 8, 1864.)

It is thus, Venerable Brethren, that for the Modernists, whether as authors or propagandists, there is to be nothing stable, nothing immutable in the Church. Nor, indeed, are they without forerunners in their doctrines, for it was of these that Our predecessor Pius IX wrote: ‘These enemies of divine revelation extol human progress to the skies, and with rash and sacrilegious daring would have it introduced into the Catholic religion as if this religion were not the work of God but of man, or some kind of philosophical discovery susceptible of perfection by human efforts.’ On the subject of revelation and dogma in particular, the doctrine of the Modernists offers nothing new. We find it condemned in the Syllabus of Pius IX, where it is enunciated in these terms: ”Divine revelation is imperfect, and therefore subject to continual and indefinite progress, corresponding with the progress of human reason’; and condemned still more solemnly in the Vatican Council: ”The doctrine of the faith which God has revealed has not been proposed to human intelligences to be perfected by them as if it were a philosophical system, but as a divine deposit entrusted to the Spouse of Christ to be faithfully guarded and infallibly interpreted. Hence also that sense of the sacred dogmas is to be perpetually retained which our Holy Mother the Church has once declared, nor is this sense ever to be abandoned on plea or pretext of a more profound comprehension of the truth.’ Nor is the development of our knowledge, even concerning the faith, barred by this pronouncement; on the contrary, it is supported and maintained. For the same Council continues: ‘Let intelligence and science and wisdom, therefore, increase and progress abundantly and vigorously in individuals, and in the mass, in the believer and in the whole Church, throughout the ages and the centuries — but only in its own kind, that is, according to the same dogma, the same sense, the same acceptation.’ (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907.)

Moreover they assert that when Catholic doctrine has been reduced to this condition, a way will be found to satisfy modern needs, that will permit of dogma being expressed also by the concepts of modern philosophy, whether of immanentism or idealism or existentialism or any other system. Some more audacious affirm that this can and must be done, because they hold that the mysteries of faith are never expressed by truly adequate concepts but only by approximate and ever changeable notions, in which the truth is to some extent expressed, but is necessarily distorted. Wherefore they do not consider it absurd, but altogether necessary, that theology should substitute new concepts in place of the old ones in keeping with the various philosophies which in the course of time it uses as its instruments, so that it should give human expression to divine truths in various ways which are even somewhat opposed, but still equivalent, as they say. They add that the history of dogmas consists in the reporting of the various forms in which revealed truth has been clothed, forms that have succeeded one another in accordance with the different teachings and opinions that have arisen over the course of the centuries. (Pope Pius XII, Humani Generis, August 12, 1950.)

The lords of conciliarism and their Americanist predecessors in the Catholic Church helped to create the moral monsters of Modernity, men and and women who believe that they can bully, browbeat, threaten and intimidate their ostensible “shepherds” to the “reconciled” to the “age” in which “the people in the pew” no longer find the concept of eternally binding moral truths acceptable. Bullies, burdened by a guilty conscience, demand that others agree with them and that those who don’t are either mentally disturbed or socially backward, and thus must be pummeled verbally until that which they seek to control, the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law in this instance, is brought into accordance with their own desires.

As is all the case with each of the other moral monsters who have been created by Americanism and nurtured by the lords of Modernity, Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi wants to silence all possible opposition to what she thinks is “correct” from those she believes to be, falsely, of course, officials of the Catholic Church. Sin thus must be suborned in the name of “human rights” by these moral monsters of Modernity while those who seek to “judge” them are called “hypocrites by none other than Jorge Mario Bergoglio himself, who just yesterday condemned “hypocrites” once again. (No one can judge.)

Well, there is just a bit of inconsistency on the part of the false “pontiff” as he just condemned the Mafia in southern Italy. Who is he to judge these killers? Why does he condemn them and not the likes of Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi and Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., and John F. Kerry and Francois Hollande, et al.? Why all the smiley faces with Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro. Indeed, who is he to judge the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate and the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate and all of those he denounces regularly as “restorationists,” “Pharisees,” “triumphalists,” “Pelagians” and “joyless” Catholics?

Men, though, who have fallen the Faith and who are murderers of souls as they blaspheme the Most Blessed Trinity and spread heresies abroad can never quite bring themselves to criticize, no less discipline, their kindred spirits in the realm of the secular world. It is enough to “show mercy” to them as they are, of course, “for the poor.”

Guess what, however, Saint John the Baptist, who was born on these very day, judged King Herod the Tetrarch, being willing to lose his very head to stand speak forcefully to a bigamous and adulterous civil potentate. He judged Herod the Tetrarch and urged him to quit his sins. It is precisely because the monsters of Modernity have been enabled by the lords of Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism that anyone who dares to speak as did Saint John the Baptist is considered to be “out of touch” with “the age.”

May we keep close to Our Lady during this Octave of Corpus Christi as we prepare for the coming feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Which was formed out of her own Immaculate Heart. Every Rosary we pray with fervor and meditation helps to console the good God and to plant seeds for the conversion of souls.

May this day of the Feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist help us to be heralds of Christ the King, Whose Social Kingship is despised by the lords of Modernity today and has been rejected and scoffed at by the lords of Modernism, who dare to assert that their conciliar revolution has been a “new Pentecost” despite the wreckage of souls that it has produced and despite the fact that evil is more and more enshrined in our civil laws and glorified in what passes for our popular contrast.

To Christ the King be the victory through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary and her Fatima Message.

Isn’t it time to pray a Rosary now?

Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.

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.


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Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey is a Catholic writer and speaker . He is the publisher-editor of Christ or, a site that has featured over 900 articles since the beginning of 2006, many dealing with his embrace of sedevacantism. Hundreds of his articles appeared in The Wanderer, the oldest weekly national Catholic newspaper, between 1992 and 2000. He was a contributor to The Latin Mass: A Journal of Catholic Culture between 2001 and 2003. Droleskey's articles have appeared in the American Life League's Celebrate Life magazine. He also contributed articles to The Remnant and for Catholic Family News. His articles also appeared for two years in The Four Marks. Dr. Droleskey was an adjunct professor of political science at the C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University between January of 1991 and July of 2003, reprising his association there for a winter intersession course, which was taught between December 28, 2006, and January 11, 2007. He had taught political science around the nation since January of 1974, receiving numerous awards for excellence in teaching. Many of his students have converted to the Catholic Faith. Formerly a pro-life activist, Droleskey was the candidate for Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York on the Right to Life Party line in 1986. He was the party's candidate for Supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay in 1997, and he challenged then Senator Alfonse M. D'Amato for the party's senatorial nomination in 1998, receiving over 37% of the primary vote. Droleskey has campaigned for pro-life candidates around the country. He is now retired from all involvement in partisan politics, concentrating instead on the promotion of the Social Reign of Christ the King and of Mary our Immaculate Queen. Dr. Droleskey has lectured extensively around the nation for the past twenty years, driving nearly 1,000,000 miles in the last twenty-five years of his lecturing around the nation. His thirty-six hour lecture program, Living in the Shadow of the Cross, has been given in twenty different venues across the United States. Another lecture program, "To be Catholic from the Womb to the Tomb," was given in eleven different places across the nation. His work is dedicated to the restoration of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition and of the Social Reign of Christ the King. Droleskey is devoted to the establishment of the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ and the Queenship of Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. His first book, Christ in the Voting Booth, was published by Hope of Saint Monica, Inc., 1998. His second book, There Is No Cure for this Condition, was published by Chartres Communications in 2001. G.I.R.M. Warfare (The Traditional Latin Mass versus the General Instruction to the Roman Missal) was published in 2004; Restoring Christ as the King of All Nations, Droleskey's compendium of fifty-three articles about the immutable doctrine of the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ, was published in June of 2005. Three e-books, There Is No Shortcut to Cure This Condition, Conversion in Reverse: How the Ethos of Americanism Converted Catholics and Contributed to the Rise of Conciliarism and Meeting the Mets: A Quirky History of a Quirky Team, have been published in the past four years. The latter book, for which this particular Word Press site was created initially in 2012, is also available in a paperback format. Droleskey served for some years on the Board of Advisers of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists. He has served on the boards of the National Association of Private and Independent Catholic Schools and on the board of 100% Pro-Life Pac. He is listed in the 2001-2002 edition of the Marquis Who's Who in America. Droleskey, who was born on November 24, 1951, is married to the former Sharon Collins. Their first child, Lucy Mary Norma, was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on March 27, 2002. A native of Long Island, Droleskey and his family now live in the United States of America.