It had been my intention to post a new article on January 22, 2020, as well as to revise an existing article about the dreadful decisions rendered by the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Although I had gotten a good head start on the new article, the increasing severity of an allergic reaction to something used in a medical procedure ten days ago has made it difficult, if not impossible, to sleep much, and it is generally a “plus” to have one’s wits about him when he writes. This is, of course, excellent penance, which is accepted with gratitude as a very small way in which I can seek to make reparation for my many sins. Deo gratias!
As frequently is the case, however, an unexpected delay sometimes serves to the advantage of a better and more complete commentary. Such is the case with the new article, which deals with the March for Life under its post-Nellie Gray leadership, as President Donald John Trump became the first president yesterday, Friday, January 24, 2020, the Feast of Saint Timothy, to actually address the March for Life in person, noting that the spineless excuse of an ignoramus named George Walker Bush invited two hundred leaders of the establishment pro-life movement to meet with him in the White House on January 22, 2008, when it was no longer “detrimental” to his political career to do so. (Dubya avoided all contact with the March for Life on January 22, 2001, two days after his inauguration, and had United States Representative Christopher Smith, R-New Jersey, read a statement that had been prepared in his name.)
President Trump is to be commended for going to the March for Life. However, he believes that one can be “pro-life” while supporting the execution of the innocent preborn in the so-called “hard” cases (rape, incest and alleged threats to the life of the mother) as a matter of principle, not one of political expediency. He does not see that his position is a contradiction of his statements that “every child” should be welcomed in life as it is illogical say this yet support the destruction of innocent children in their mothers’ wombs as a matter of principle.
Now, readers of this site know that I am critical of President Donald John Trump for many reasons, some of which were discussed last in The Civil State Must Exercise a Reign of Terror When the Social Reign of Christ the King Does Not Prevail six days ago, I always give credit where credit is due, and the president deserves credit for going to the March for Life despite the fact that it does not hurt his political cause with a segment “base” to do so at a time when insane people aflame with hatred for anyone who dares to take exception, no matter how inchoately, to the prevailing uniparty system of false opposite, are trying to remove him from office.
The fact that the president supports “exceptions” to the binding precepts of the Fifth Commandment is not his fault. While he is wrong and such rhetoric is deleterious to a proper understanding of right principles, the real fault lies with establishment “pro-life” leaders who have made at least the “life of the mother exception” ever since Roe v. Wade was handed down forty-seven years ago and actually scoff, not oppose outright, those very, very few candidates for public life who are actually opposed to all surgical baby-killing without exception.
The new commentary, therefore, will be measured. However, it will be unstinting in defense of the truth as the only foundation of a social order premised upon the pursuit of the common temporal good in light of man’s Last End.
Today, Saturday, January 25, 2020, is the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle and the Commemoration of Saint Peter. Although I am not republishing most of the articles contained in To Live in Light of Eternity, Volume 1, I will do so on some feast days. This is one of those days.
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ personally intervened to effect the conversion of the fire-breathing hater and persecutor of Catholics, Saul of Tarsus. By so doing, of course, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity made Man in His Most Blessed Mother's Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, violated the counterfeit church of conciliarism's prohibition of proselytism. Saul of Tarsus did not seek out Our Lord, but was sought out by Him so that he would become Saint Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles one of twin pillars of the Church of Rome along with the first pope himself, Saint Peter the Apostle.
The next original article on this site, which will deal in part with the persecution of the students of Covington High who were confronted by a professional Native American agitator after the March for Life a week ago today, January 18, 2019, the Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter in Rome and the Commemorations of Saint Paul and of Saint Prisca, and in part with two other subjeccts, should be posted no later than Sunday, January 27, 2019, the Third Sunday after the Epiphany and the Commemoration of Saint John Chyrsostom (as well as the sixty-seventh anniversary of my own baptism at the hands of Father John Dushan at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Queens Village, New York, after spending the first two months, three days of my life after birth as a pagan baby). Thank you for your patience.
Finally, there is little that I can say to those displeased with my last two orginal articles on this site. No matter the agitations of the moment and the "good intentions" of those steeped in one naturalist myth after another, Catholicism is the only means of human salvation and of genuine social order founded in the pursuit of the common temporal good in light of man's Last End. Agitation will always be the lot of pluralist, religiously indifferentist states. The only way out of the mess that the world is in runs through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, and I will keep repeating this until I die or am unable to continue my writing before death.
Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles, pray for us.
Saint Paul, pray for us.
Saint Peter, pray for us.