The 'supreme court' is far, far from The Supreme!
The Apostle Paul foretold of these dire times.
July is traditionally the month of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and in the Holy Sacrifice of the True Mass, we are reminded of Its importance in the sacred, infrangible words of the Canon of the Mass at the Consecration Michael Cain, editor
"For This is the Chalice of My Blood of the New and Eternal Testament, the Mystery of Faith; which shall be shed for you and for many unto the remission of sins" - "HIC EST ENIM CALIX SANGUINIS MEI NOVI ET AETERNI TESTAMENTI: MYSTERIUM FIDEI: QUI PRO VOBIS ET PRO MULTIS EFFUNDETUR IN REMISSIONEM PECCATORUM."
Ever since the founding of our country, that Precious Blood and the Immaculate Hearts of Christ and His Blessed Mother Mary are embodied in the very flag of the United States. The red stripes are seen to represent the Precious Blood and the blood shed for Him in defending our country against those who chose to offend God and His Laws, with the white stripes representing the purity, goodness and morality of our country "in securing the blessings of ourselves and our posterity" as the United States Constitution says in the Preamble. Are the stripes of our flag just pieces of cloth woven together in a precise pattern? Or are they, perhaps, in a small way, colored this way to remind us that we are to be a nation under God, indivisible, intricately interwoven with the Blessed Trinity? The white stars on the blue represent to those who work and pray for the realization of the Reign of Christ the King and the Triumph of His Blessed Mother Mary's Immaculate Heart the spotless purity of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost and the Heavenly Daughter, Mother, and Spouse who God assigned to sit at the right hand of His Divine Son. Blue is the traditional color associated with Our Lady with the 50 stars today representing the 50 Ave's of the Rosary, as well the Lady of the Apocalypse 12: 1, "a great wonder in Heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars..." Yet today this symbolism of America for Catholics is lost in the politically correct secularism which Pope Leo XIII specifically condemned as "Americanism" and his successors after him in warning of exactly what has happened to the great United States of America.
July is, of course, the month we, as a nation, celebrate our independence from tyranny! But, as we can see more and more everyday, especially recently, we are not independent of tyranny or terrorism! So what are we really celebrating? The sad truth is that if you turn on your TV, listen to the radio or read the liberal papers and magazines, the only thing being celebrated is perversion and murder - murder of innocent unborns - as in almost 50 million and the more dastardly murder of souls through acceptance of all that is evil. Yes, folks, we are much, much worse off today than in the days of British tyranny which was like a mosquito bite compared to the deadly adder's marks today. We thought the Clinton administration was amoral and the cesspool of insanity, but under the Bush administration things are only getting worse! On the heels of Canada's blanket approval of sodomy and the supreme court's horrendous, blasphemous decision on the vigil of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus that what people do in their own homes has no moral repercussions, America has basically signed its own death warrant. It's akin to saying, 'come and get us, satan, we're ready to slide right into the fiery abyss!'
How many noticed the sad irony or should I say coincidence that two decisions that cry out to Heaven for vengeance were handed down on the very day the newChurch and John Paul II established as the feast day in the newLiturgy the feast of one of the newest 'saints' Josemaria Escriva who is, from documented affidavits, definitely not a saint? This very mysterious founder of the Opus Dei cult has been implicated by several as knowing and doing nothing about the sodomy ring in his own seminary in Rome, which, truth be known, continues to this day despite the denials and cover-up of the men Escriva knew and appointed. As an aside, I can virtually guarantee that someday in the future, a good Pope will rescind the sainthood of this cad and the great, great majority of those who have been beatified and canonized in cookie-cutter fashion by John Paul over the past 25 years. There has long been the running joke of which has more and more often, and which is becoming less and less relevant: the canonization process or the Hollywood Walk of Fame? The latter has been adding people who have virtually done nothing of value, but greatly contributed to the downfall of civilization. Come to think of it, the very people in charge of the canonization process and their cronies have done the same. Right now, folks, it's a push!
You'll notice I said "two decisions." Most decent Christ-centered people are outraged at the supreme court's 6-3 decision giving carte blanche to the sodomite agenda. However, how many realize that this "supreme" court, by a 5-4 consensus, also shut down the lifting of the statute of limitations for one year on molesters in California? That's right. This means now many, many innocent victims who have been scarred for life, cannot seek justice. This is particular pertinent with the entire clergy sexual abuse scandal for it means that many clerics who first and foremost abused their vows to God and then willingly violated the temples of the Holy Ghost through vile perversion, and are responsible for countless souls, will go scot-free in this world. Notice, I said in this world, for in the next they will have to account for their dastardly deeds and, to be very honest and frank, it is doubtful many of today's bishops will ever truly enjoy the Beatific Vision. Oh, perhaps there may be some 'death-bed conversions' but don't count on it. In a nutshell, the church of Vatican II is going to hell in a hand-basket and it's filled with Roman collars, purple and scarlet robes. Again, if St. John Chrysostom, the great Doctor of the Church, acknowledged that the "floor of hell was paved with the skulls of bishops" during the Arian crisis, what do you think will happen to these messed-up miters today, who are far, far more perverse and devious than those prelates in the 4th and 5th centuries?
Sad but true, the hierarchy today is, for the most part, in bed with the sodomite agenda. You can take that literally if you want, for more and more everyday it is being proven to be a fact! Consider the absolute silence and denial by the entire body of American bishops and Rome as well that the sexual abuse scandal is widespread and that it is a homosexual problem, not heterosexual! Consider how hollow is the excuse that the bishops are not going to speak out on matters of abortion and homosexuality for these are 'cultural matters' and not under the auspices of the Church. Huh?! Talk about a cop-out. We know their words are all lies. Evidence of this is how they all chimed in as experts on the Iraqi invasion, but when it comes to cleaning their own house, well hands off! The recent charade of the Bi-annual Conference of the USCCB in St. Louis was a perfect example of this. As former FBI Agent and former Associate U.S. Attorney General and former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating said so honestly and frankly - and never backtracked on his statement even though he washed his hands of the Mafia-oriented USCCB - said, "To resist grand jury subpoenas, to suppress the names of offending clerics, to deny, to obfuscate, to explain away; that is the model of a criminal organization, not my Church." Truer words were never spoken, for it is indeed not his Church nor my Church nor your Church, but a counterfeit man-made apostate church that will go the way of the dinosaur. It is inevitable. See my editorial Another Fine Mess! from last month to better understand the subterfuge.
That notorious 'bed' of political correctness and the emergence of the New World Order is getting more crowded as the six black-robed unelected magistrators of muck who sit on the supreme court continue to exhibit a shameful ignorance or rejection of the Divine Laws. Judge Antonin Scalia, the staunch Roman Catholic judge, along with chief justice William P. Rehnquist and another Catholic Clarence Thomas were, sadly, the only ones who dissented. Scalia, who has not been afraid to even take on the Pope on the Church's true teaching on the death penalty, made it a point in his dissenting opinion to state: "The Court has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda….The Court has taken sides in the culture war."
The anal retention (and yes, the pun is intended!) of those so-called 'justices' John Paul Stevens, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter, Sandra Day O'Connor, and Anthony McLeod Kennedy is beyond explanation. In fact, to make matters worse, it was Anthony Kennedy who voiced the majority opinion in favor of the sodomite agenda. In his biography it says: "Kennedy remains a devout adherent to the Roman Catholic faith in which he was raised." No he does not! And to say otherwise is a lie. This egregious action of his immoral decision not only cries to Heaven for vengeance, but cries out for instant anathematization and excommunication if he persists in this anti-Catholic immoral judgment. But, of course, his bishop in Sacramento Bishop William Weigand has already blinked in his battle with Gray "Gay" Davis so don't look for any response there. Then there is the bishop whose jurisdiction Anthony Kennedy would come under as a member of the supreme court - Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. But considering the 'doesn't-have-a-clue' attitude this sorry excuse for a Prince of the Church has exhibited over the last year on the abortion issue, homosexual agenda, and the sexual abuse scandals, I think hell will freeze over before McCarrick or any of the other major bishops get their act together.
Why is it so few Catholics can see who is helping grease the slippery slope into perdition? Why is it so few can see the Precious Blood is overflowing, that the Cup of Chastisement is at hand!? Why is it so few can't see the signs of the times? We supposedly pride ourselves on being the strongest, best nation in the world and yet provide every reason to God why we are not. We cry foul if ethnic cleansing is going on in Iraq or Bosnia, but can't see the blackened sepulchre of America's soul in the 50 million murdered infants in the womb. Modern Rome can castigate the U.S. all it wants, but it, too, must clean out its filthy mausoleum of muck and modernism that has so tainted and corrupted so many souls. John Paul and his curial humanitarian heads run around the world trying to make peace - man's peace - while failing to realize that it's a false peace that never lasts, and only leads to more conflicts because pride sets in and one nation despises another nation who seeks dominance over it. That very thing is backfiring today in Iraq as our troops are trapped in a quagmire of no-way-out-to-save-face dilemma. Meanwhile Europe slips further and further away from God, going so far as to erase all memory of the Christian heritage that made Europe great. Meanwhile, Russia sinks deeper into atheism, taking practically the whole world with it. And yet we're told with a straight face that Russia was consecrated to Mary's Immaculate Heart in 1984 as Our Lady asked at Fatima. Right! Not! If so, then that would mean the Blessed Mother lied, that her promise that Russia would be converted was a scam. We know that is not possible. With that determined, then who is pulling off the scam, who has lied to you from the beginning of the Second Vatican Council on? Would you care to guess or is the answer only too obvious? It is those who have hijacked Holy Mother Church and abandoned the Apostolic Traditions and Truths of the Sacred Deposit of the Faith. From the pope on down to the parish level, we have been lied to. There is no independence, but rather dependence on a corrupt man-made church that began in the sixties. Frank Keating is right, this is not his or my Church...and, for the sake of your own soul, it should not be yours!
More and more every day we can see the evidence that both America and the modern apostate church have turned their back on God, and, instead of gaining independence, have become totally dependent, totally slaves to satan. So rather than 'celebrating' our independence, we should, as a nation and especially as Roman Catholics, be proclaiming from the rooftops our DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE ON JESUS CHRIST! He is the only One we can trust. He is our only Hope. He is the One we must focus our attention upon...upon His Most Precious Blood. Catholic theology teaches us that when we have a special devotion to the Most Precious Blood, we are well-focused because the Precious Blood is that part of Christ's humanity which redeemed mankind. By His Most Precious Blood man was freed from the slavery of sin and evil, and made heirs of the Kingdom of God, which is Heaven not earth! And yet, most want to return to bondage by the devil in embracing the world, the flesh and the devil in a more perverse nature than any civilization in history. Talk about insanity!
How terribly sad is the Mother of God - the 'Immaculate Conception' - the Patroness of our country, to see that we have taken the wrong path, that every day that passes we become more godless, less mindful of the Ten Commandments, or the teachings of Christ, Who told us all that the only was to Heaven was through the narrow gate, and that if we were to be His disciples, we must take up our cross and follow Him. His path was one that led to death, shedding His Precious Blood to the last drop. Think of it: Every last drop of blood in His Sacred Body was shed for us, and the Precious water which flowed from His sacred side when pierced by the centurion's lance, was no less a sign of His Eternal Love and Mercy for us.
Wouldn't it be better if, in this month of July, instead of setting aside one day, or as we do now a three-day weekend of fireworks to celebrate our 'independence,' we devoted the entire month to a sincere devotion to and adoration of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. For those who are able to find the True Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and place your very self, all your heart's intentions upon the paten with the priest. To the extent we, His children, allow Him to come to us in the Blessed Sacrament, to the extent that we examine our conscience, go to Confession to clear out the garbage of sin and our weaknesses, then the more room we give Our Lord to dwell in us, to abide with us, to transform us as we need to be transformed so that we are molded in His Image and Likeness to be Christ-like in every way.
While on earth, Christ was beaten, torn, maltreated and hung upon a tree so mutilated that He was unrecognizable. Do we, in this country of materialism, greed, lust, envy, pride, jealousy, gluttony, sloth, etc. have the courage to put on the same garments of suffering that Jesus did? Traditional Catholics know only too well that it is through suffering that we most resemble Him, as He showed Himself to us on earth. Only in Heaven will we resemble Him as He is in Glory. We are not yet to the Glory - far from it - but we are on the road to Calvary, nearing the summit and the Crucifixion of our own life, and the life of the world. If we choose - and we have that right because of free will - to leave that path and travel an easier path, then we must realize at whatever destination we reach, there will be a consequence for our actions. That is why it is so important to call upon the Most Precious Blood of Jesus daily, making frequent ejaculations which honor the Precious Blood, and ask Him to wash us, our problems, temptations, and our faults in the healing fountain of His Most Precious Blood, for Its Power is such that It made redemption possible for every generation, to the last man on earth. How awesome that is to comprehend. It is a meditation not only for July, but for the rest of our lives.
And, in keeping with this thought and our role in the great Communion of Saints, there is a prayer that all are encouraged to say, one given to they holy mystic and prophet Saint Gertrude the Great at the turn of the 14th century by Christ Himself. This prayer expresses very well the infinite Value of the Most Precious Blood. It has been lost in the last forty years or so, but it is time it is resurrected as a daily devotion so as to keep us focused on our real goal and our real work here on earth. As members of the Church Militant, we have a duty to help the souls in Purgatory - the Church Suffering - so they might attain the Beatific Vision and gain the company of the Church Triumphant and, in turn, help us to achieve the same. While in Purgatory, a soul cannot help himself or others. That is where our necessary role comes in - our duties in the Church Militant in expressing the true love Christ asked of us to love our neighbor for love of God. This does not mean just our 'next-door' neighbor, but often those neighbors who are most helpless, most in need of our love and help. Thus the souls in Purgatory need our love and prayers. The prayer Our Lord gave to St. Gertrude to be disseminated to all is a prayer for both the Church Militant and the Church Suffering, so beautifully composed:
"Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with all the [True] Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, those in my own home, and within my own family. Amen."
This prayer is essential in our own "Revolutionary War" against the world, the flesh and the devil. We have realized that there are many Benedict Arnolds in our midst in the chanceries, chambers, courts and curia. They can run, they can lie, they can do their slight of hand, twist the truth, and cover-up again and again, but they can't hide from God. Think for a moment what the Divine Creator thinks of us as a nation. The Pledge of Allegiance says, in part, "one nation UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." Really? Are we that in the eyes of God or are those just words, seldom said, seldom promoted or taught anymore because to mention the name of God is no longer constitutional? Someone, somewhere - often the most insignificant and smallest microcosm of society, such as the 2% homosexual population dictating to the other 98% what should be the norm - and groups like that who might be offended at the mention of a higher Authority, that there is and always will be God the Father, the Supreme Being, and God the Son, and the Sanctifier, God the Holy Ghost - Three Divine Persons in One God. As an aside, when the Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Animists, Shintos and Buddhists accept the Holy Trinity, then John Paul II can say that we all have the same God. Until then, by saying we do, not only contributes to the confusion and lukewarmness, but is heretical in every sense of the word. St. Paul said it better than any of us could: "Let him be anathema!"
While Christ instructed us to render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, He made it quite clear that God comes first. Our first allegiance must be to the Blessed Trinity, to Whom we owe everything. It is only through the Triune God that we have laws. Unfortunately, because God has been left out of the equation, we now have laws that are intrinsically bad, intrinsically evil. These are laws that before God we cannot and must not obey. From murder in the womb to any kind of sexual activity outside the Sacrament of Matrimony to the most perverse behavior of sodomy and bestiality, we cannot and must not accept these sins as normal or tolerate them if we truly want to reap the reward of eternal salvation. The Apostle Paul puts it very succinctly in Romans 1: 21-32,
"Because that, when they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor give thanks; but became vain in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened. For professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man, and of birds, and of four-footed beasts, and of creeping things. Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, to uncleanness: to dishonor their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God delivered them up to shameful afflictions. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And in like manner the men also, leaving the natural use of the woman, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error. And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge; God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient, being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. Who having known the justice of God, did not understand that they, who do such things, are worthy of death: and not only they who do them, but they also who consent to them that do them."
I ask you, was that really written in the first century or was that very passage intended for the people living in the summer of 2003? I can't think of a time in history from the time of the Romans Paul was addressing to now when these words were more applicable to today's modern society and apostate church that has usurped the authority of Holy Mother Church. Take the time to reread that passage from Paul's Epistle to the Romans and apply it to the daily headlines, the latest excuses of the bishops, the pabulum coming out of modern Rome, the obscene tripe and trash on TV, the satanic beat of today's music, and the AIDS epidemic. Ol' St. Paul was quite a prophet, hey?
And what is to become of these people who the U.S. supreme court has ruled must be free to do whatever they please? Again, the sage Apostle asks if there is any judge worthy to judged in 1 Corinthians 6: 2-10:
"Know you not that the saints shall judge this world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know you not that we shall judge angels? how much more things of this world? If therefore you have judgments about the things of this world: set them to judge, who are the most despised in the church. I speak to your shame. Is it so that there is not among you any wise man that is able to judge between his brethren? But brother goeth to law with brother: and that before unbelievers? Already indeed there is plainly a fault among you, that you have law-suits one with another. Why do you not rather take the injury? Why do you not rather suffer fraud? But you do wrong and defraud: and that to your bretheren. Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God."
Pretty definitive words. Is Paul a liar? According to the soft-soap peddled today in the newChurch where everyone is supposedly going to Heaven, he would be. But to those who adhere and believe in the True Faith of Jesus Christ and the Apostolic Traditions handed down, they will give you an emphatic 'no!' he is right on as to telling the truth. And since he is, for us to remain silent out of fear of persecution would place us in the category of the lukewarm, the timid, those who shall not "possess the kingdom of God." No way I'm going to risk that to placate man's agenda or to avoid being harassed by those who have embraced the sinful, disgraceful and regurgitating unnatural lurid lifestyle of sodomy. If they want to come after me for speaking the truth, for proclaiming the Word of God, let 'em take their best shot! No court, no legislation is going to diminish my Faith and it cannot and must not diminish yours. To the supreme court, to the abominable laws being passed, we must hold our own Boston Tea Party (though that's the last diocese I'd want to be caught dead in) and cast overboard any law that condones sin and the sinner.
They call it freedom and liberty to do whatever they want. So much for independence. America and the counterfeit church have clearly shown they are dependent upon the devil. As for me, I will remain dependent always on the merits of Christ's Most Precious Blood and pray for our country and our northern neighbor Canada for it is now a fact: the 'supreme court' is far, far from the Supreme!