Reality is what is, however. Our situation at present is perhaps part of the chastisement Our Lady spoke about at Fatima (which means that actually consecrating Russia to Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart is essential). There is no quick fix to our problems. We need to have the patience of the Apostles themselves, who did not live to see the fruition of the seeds they planted to bring about the first Christendom. Barring a miraculous intervention by Our Lady, which is eminently possible, we will likely not see a new Christendom with our own eyes. However, we must ever be defenders of the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ, no matter what that might cost us in terms of human respect in this vale of tears. It is only a State organized on right principles that can provide a civil governance that not only administers justice in fealty to the binding precepts of the Divine positive law and natural law, but does so in light of assisting its citizens in the pursuit of their Last End.
As Pope Pius XI noted in Quas Primas:
"We firmly hope, however, that the feast of the Kingship of Christ, which in the future will be yearly observed, may hasten the return of society to our loving Saviour. It would be the duty of Catholics to do all they can to bring about this happy result. Many of these, however, have neither the station in society nor the authority which should belong to those who bear the torch of truth. This state of things may perhaps be attributed to a certain slowness and timidity in good people, who are reluctant to engage in conflict or oppose but a weak resistance; thus the enemies of the Church grow bolder in their attacks. But if the faithful were generally to understand that it behooves them ever to fight courageously under the banner of Christ their King, then, fired with apostolic zeal, they would strive to win over to their Lord those hearts that are bitter and estranged from Him, and would valiantly defend His rights.
"Moreover, the annual and universal celebration of the feast of the Kingship of Christ will draw attention to the evils which anti-clericalism has brought upon society in drawing men away from Christ, and will also do much to remedy them. While nations insult the beloved Name of our Redeemer by suppressing all mention of it in their conferences and parliaments, we must all the more loudly proclaim His kingly dignity and power, all the more universally affirm His rights."
Sadly, the Church herself has ignored and rejected this clarion call, resulting, wittingly or unwittingly, in the triumph of the Masonic spirit of the new world order. Individual Catholics, however, are not prohibited from embracing these words and attempting to live up to the exhortation made by Pope Pius XI. Indeed, those who do so, if they base their efforts on a profound life of Eucharistic piety and total consecration to Our Lady's Immaculate Heart, will find great peace in this life as a preparation for the joy of an unending Easter Sunday of glory in Paradise if they persist until they dying breaths in states of sanctifying grace.
Indeed, the monster state of modernity is simply a manifestation of the Adversary's desire to lead men into thinking that all is hopeless in this world, that it is not right for men to rely upon the authority of the tradition of the true Church to organize their own lives and thus the lives of States. We are fighting the forces of darkness, and the only way we can fight the forces of darkness successfully in our own lives and in our nations is if we first of all attempt to build up the Kingdom of God in our own souls, being earnest about frequent confession and the ever-important practice of as much time as we can spend before Our Eucharistic King on a daily basis. If we want to spend all eternity with God in Heaven, isn't a good thing to make time to spend with Him here in His Real Presence?
November 23 last year marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the execution of Blessed Miguel Augustin Pro, a Mexican Jesuit who worked valiantly for the triumph of the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ in the midst of the Masonic ethos of revolutionary Mexico. As a son of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Father Pro put himself at risk to recapture Mexico for the honor of Christ the King. Indeed, the last words out of his mouth as the bullets tore through his body were, "Viva Cristo Rey!" Imploring his intercession, we pray for the day when all Catholics will exclaim in joy Viva Cristo Rey as the powerful invocation that can repel the Devil and his minions in the Church and thus in the world the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ will reign once and forever.
Viva Christo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex! Long Live Christ the King!
Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D.