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- Bonaventuresays:https://christorchaos.com/ADayofReparationNotofCelebration.htmA Day of Reparation, Not of Celebration
by Thomas A. DroleskeyThis is a day of reparation, not of celebration. Yes, we are called by the binding precepts of the Fourth Commandment and of the Natural Law itself to love our country. Authentic love of one’s nation, however, wills her good, the ultimate expression of which is her Catholicization, that is, the subordination of everything in her national life to that which redounds to the good of the souls of her citizens as that good as been entrusted to and defined by the one and only true Church, the Catholic Church that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope. One who recognizes this immutable truth of the Catholic Faith can see quite readily that is is a day of reparation, not of celebration.Some careful distinctions must be made proceeding proceeding with a topic that has been explored in my writing and speaking and teaching long before this site was launched as a continuation of the work of the printed journal of the same name, Christ or Chaos.One of the first distinctions that should be made on this day, the Fourth of July, is that it is likely the case that the abuses, no matter how exaggerated by the American colonists in favor of independence from the United Kingdom, associated with King George III would never have arisen if England had remained Catholic. The Kings of England would have continued to recognize the fact that they had to reign their subjects with a view to promoting all that redounded to their sanctification and salvation as members of the Catholic Church, understanding that Holy Mother Church possessed the right, exercised as an absolute last resort following the discharge of her Indirect Power of teaching and preaching and exhortation, to intervene with them when the good of souls demands such an intervention.We must keep very much in mind, therefore, that the very conditions that were used as the pretext for the “Declaration of Independence” might never have existed if England had remained Catholic. The devil wants men and their nations to assert their “independence” from the Social Reign of Christ the King as it must be exercised exclusively by the Catholic Church. Catholic England’s break from the Faith under King Henry VIII–and his subsequent persecution and execution of Catholics who remained faithful to Rome as he confiscated the lands of monasteries and convents to distribute them amongst his political supporters, making them dependent upon the Protestant Revolt in England for their very property and wealth–was used by the devil so as to foment all manner of mischief in subsequent centuries, including the founding of the first secular, religiously indifferentist nation in the history of the world, the United States of America.A second distinction that should be made on this day the Fourth of July, is that the thirteen English colonies in North America located up and down the Atlantic seaboard from what is now the State of Maine to the Georgia-Florida border were not bastions of Christianity. The true popes of the Catholic Church always used the word Christianity to refer to the true Faith, that is, Catholicism. Although adherents of individual Protestant sects may be Christians if they had been baptized validly, Protestantism in all of its mutant forms is heretical. “Christianity” must of its nature be free of heresy. Protestantism, therefore, is neither a means of personal salvation or of social order.To wit, the grubby little Calvinists who founded the Plymouth Colony, which lasted between 1620 and 1691 before being subsumed into the Massachusetts Bay Colony, left England (and the Netherlands) in the hope of founding a settlement free of any taint of “impurity” in religion, that is, free of any taint of the remaining vestiges of Catholicism (hierarchy, sacramental system, veneration of the saints, including Our Lady, the sporadic, intermittent reliance upon an attenuated version of “Apostolic Tradition”) found in the Anglican “Church.” The Calvinists hated the Catholic Church and they loathed Catholics. Although they had great natural fortitude, to be sure, they believed quite resolutely that no man needed to follow the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted exclusively to the Catholic Church and that no man needed to be sanctified by the worthy reception of Holy Communion or that he had the obligation to worship God in the ineffable, august Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Such wretched beliefs are from Hell, not from God. Such people are to be pitied, not exalted as “role models’ for the triumph of a notion of “civil liberty” that is indifferent, if not directly hostile, to the pursuit of man’s Last End as a member of the Catholic Church.This legacy of anti-Catholicism, which was strong in each of the thirteen colonies, would lead Protestant land-owners to subject the free Catholics of Acadia who were expelled from their homes by Governor Charles Lawrence in 1755 to slavery in many instances. It is indeed more than a little curious that few great “flag wavers” of the “American” way mention the fact that members of heretical sects enslaved Catholics whose families had been broken up by Charles Lawrence and sent hither and yon, including to the colonies in what became the United States of America. To recount this history accurately might interfere, I suppose, with the mythology of “decency” that is said to have characterized the people in the English colonies who believed that material success was a sign of divine election and that there could be no greater “tyranny” for man than to be “yoked” to the “dictates” of the priesthood.A third distinction that should be made on this day, the Fourth of July, is that the Catholics who arrived in Maryland in 1634 being told by a Jesuit priest to “practice their Faith, but as quietly as possible.” This started a “tradition,” if you will, now of 373 years’ vintage, of Catholics subordinating their Faith to the exigencies of Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry and pluralism and religious indifferentism. Yes, the history of the Catholic Church in the United States of America is very complex, full of examples of bishops and priests who believed in the Faith but who were “ahead of their time,” so to speak, concerning the heresy of “religious liberty” and the religiously indifferentist civil state and also full of examples of bishops and priests who defended the totality of the Faith with great distinction. The bottom line, however, is this: there is a difference between accommodating oneself to the particular realities of a given situation, such as those that existed in a world of Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry and various “Enlightenment” philosophies in the Eighteenth Century, and refusing to seek the conversion of a nation to the true Faith.A very clever trap had been set by the devil to lull Catholics to sleep in the former colonies of the United Kingdom that became the first thirteen states of the United States of America. The adversary raised up Protestants in Europe who attacked the Catholic Church and individual Catholics with a furious abandon, subjecting Catholics in England and Ireland to a particularly vicious persecution that killed thousands of thousands of them and deprived thousands more of their homes and their freedom. This made the tiny number of Catholics of English and Irish descent in the colonies and the original thirteen states “grateful” to the “nice” Protestants who left them alone, for the most part, that is, to practice their Faith privately. This “gratitude” was ingrained in the minds and hearts of Catholic immigrants to the United States of America in the Nineteenth Century, thus predisposing them to view the Church through the eyes of the world rather than viewing the world through the eyes of the true Faith.Reply
- Bonaventuresays:To continue…A nation founded on false premises, no matter the “good intentions” of those whose intellects were misinformed by several centuries of naturalist lies and Protestant theological heresies and errors, is bound to degenerate more and more over time into a land of materialism and hedonism and relativism and positivism and utilitarianism and naturalism and paganism and atheism and environmentalism and feminism and barbarism. Many evils, including the daily carnage against the preborn, both by surgical and chemical means, continue to be committed in this country. American “popular culture” destroys souls and bodies both here and abroad. Full vent is given each day to a panoply of false ideas that are from Hell and confuse even believing Catholics no end as they try to find some “naturalist” hero or idea by which to win the “culture wars,” oblivious to the fact that it is only Catholicism that can do so.Then again, of course, the average Catholic in the United States of America has never heard anything about the Social Reign of Christ the King before the false “Second” Vatican Council and has had his visceral Americanist instincts reaffirmed by the ethos of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. The devil thus convinces the average Catholic that there is indeed some naturalistic or inter-denominational or non-denominational way to address and ameliorate social problems, making the following statement of Catholic truth concerning the nature of the civil state and its obligations to foster the Last End of man completely foreign to him:That the State must be separated from the Church is a thesis absolutely false, a most pernicious error. Based, as it is, on the principle that the State must not recognize any religious cult, it is in the first place guilty of a great injustice to God; for the Creator of man is also the Founder of human societies, and preserves their existence as He preserves our own. We owe Him, therefore, not only a private cult, but a public and social worship to honor Him. Besides, this thesis is an obvious negation of the supernatural order. It limits the action of the State to the pursuit of public prosperity during this life only, which is but the proximate object of political societies; and it occupies itself in no fashion (on the plea that this is foreign to it) with their ultimate object which is man’s eternal happiness after this short life shall have run its course. But as the present order of things is temporary and subordinated to the conquest of man’s supreme and absolute welfare, it follows that the civil power must not only place no obstacle in the way of this conquest, but must aid us in effecting it. The same thesis also upsets the order providentially established by God in the world, which demands a harmonious agreement between the two societies. Both of them, the civil and the religious society, although each exercises in its own sphere its authority over them. It follows necessarily that there are many things belonging to them in common in which both societies must have relations with one another. Remove the agreement between Church and State, and the result will be that from these common matters will spring the seeds of disputes which will become acute on both sides; it will become more difficult to see where the truth lies, and great confusion is certain to arise. Finally, this thesis inflicts great injury on society itself, for it cannot either prosper or last long when due place is not left for religion, which is the supreme rule and the sovereign mistress in all questions touching the rights and the duties of men. Hence the Roman Pontiffs have never ceased, as circumstances required, to refute and condemn the doctrine of the separation of Church and State. Our illustrious predecessor, Leo XIII, especially, has frequently and magnificently expounded Catholic teaching on the relations which should subsist between the two societies. “Between them,” he says, “there must necessarily be a suitable union, which may not improperly be compared with that existing between body and soul.-“Quaedam intercedat necesse est ordinata colligatio (inter illas) quae quidem conjunctioni non immerito comparatur, per quam anima et corpus in homine copulantur.” He proceeds: “Human societies cannot, without becoming criminal, act as if God did not exist or refuse to concern themselves with religion, as though it were something foreign to them, or of no purpose to them…. As for the Church, which has God Himself for its author, to exclude her from the active life of the nation, from the laws, the education of the young, the family, is to commit a great and pernicious error. — “Civitates non possunt, citra scellus, gerere se tamquam si Deus omnino non esset, aut curam religionis velut alienam nihilque profuturam abjicere…. Ecclesiam vero, quam Deus ipse constituit, ab actione vitae excludere, a legibus, ab institutione adolescentium, a societate domestica, magnus et perniciousus est error.American “civil liberty” has given, therefore, free “rein” to errors of every type imaginable, spreading poisons in this country and throughout the world. As will be explained in tomorrow’s commentary, the organized crime families known as “political parties” in the United States of America oppose each other on naturalist grounds, disagreeing only on the margins on some issues while they agree most fundamentally in augmenting the power of the state to serve as our ultimate “secular savior.” Having first been founded on the false premises of the “sovereignty of the people” rather on the Sovereignty and the Sacred Rights of Christ the King, the government of the United States of America has become oppressive to an extent that makes King George III seem like a member of the Libertarian Party. There is only one answer to this madness of secularism and naturalism and pluralism and religious indifferentism: the conversion of the United States of America to become the Catholic States of America.More here (may have to manually copy/paste into address bar of your browser): https://christorchaos.com/ADayofReparationNotofCelebration.htmReply
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