Beacon of Social Justice?
Thomas A. Droleskey
Edward Moore Kennedy, Jr., delivered one of several several "eulogies," called "remembrances" in the official
Program for the travesty of his late father's "Mass of Christian Burial" in the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo ritual of canonizing the dead that took place this morning at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston, Massachusetts. These "remembrances" (the official "eulogy" was delivered by the pro-abortion President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama) are forbidden even by the counterfeit church of conciliarism, although this not did not matter to Sean "Cardinal" O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap., who was in attendance during the travesty that unfolded before our very eyes this morning.
Why should O'Malley care about the defending the "integrity" of the Novus Ordo service when he cares not to defend the integrity of the Faith by forbidding any kind of celebration for a man, the late Edward Moore Kennedy, who, as we know now without any fear of contradiction and without having to make any more qualifications on the matter, died as an unreconstructed and unrepentant supporter of the shedding of the blood of innocent preborn babies under cover of the civil law? It was obvious that O'Malley, who called the crimes of the Third Reich against adherents of the Talmud as the "worst" in human history (see
No Crime Is Worse Than Deicide), did not care enough about truth, if he even has the capability of recognizing the truth, that is, to stand up and stop the travesty that unfolded before his very eyes when Edward Moore Kennedy, Jr., called his late father a "beacon of social justice."
A beacon of social justice? A man who believed that women can kill the fruit of their wombs under cover of the civil law was a beacon of social justice? There can be no true social justice as long as the blood of the innocent preborn flows so freely under cover of the civil law.
Pope Saint Pius X explained that there is only one foundation of personal and social order, only one path to true social justice: Catholicism:
Here we have, founded by Catholics, an inter-denominational association that is to work for the reform of civilization, an undertaking which is above all religious in character; for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
The innocent preborn who were treated with such arrogant contempt by the public words and actions of the late Senator Edward Moore Kennedy in life had no voice in his "Mass of Christian Burial" after his death. None of his grandchildren and nieces and nephews who read his own "invocations" during the "Prayer of the Faithful" mentioned the victims of their grandfather's multiple injustices against the innocent preborn.
The "homilist," "Father" Mark Hession, did not do so as he gave an explicit rebuke to anyone who might claim that Edward Moore Kennedy had betrayed his Catholic Faith. That's right, "Father" Hession, a man can support the dismemberment of the preborn in their mothers' wombs in full violation of the Fifth Commandment and remain a "Catholic" in good standing? In the counterfeit church of conciliarism, yes, not in the Catholic Church. And "Father" Hession will remain in perfect "good standing" in the false church of apostasy and betrayal and sacrilege just as "Archbishop" Robert Zollitsch remains in "good standing" exactly twenty weeks (one hundred forty days) after blaspheming Our Lord's Redemptive Act by asserting, on Holy Saturday of all days, that Our Lord did not die in atonement for our sins.
The "celebrant, "Father" J. Donald Monan, S.J., did not do so. Indeed, he lionized Kennedy as follows in his "introductory" remarks:
It is perhaps here in the quiet of this sacred space that we can best recognize that the two lives, public and private, were in fact one. It was the private life that informed the public service.
Yes, this is true in a manner of speaking. Edward Moore Kennedy's private life of scandal did indeed inform his public service as he sought to show how "dedicated" he was to the poor with the money of others as the size and scope and power of the Federal government increased in full violation of the Natural Law principle of subsidiarity enunciated so clearly by Pope Pius XI in Quadragesimo Anno, May 15, 1931. As is the case with many statists, their public "devotion" to the poor by means of statist programs is a cover, whether or not they realize it, to assuage their guilt for their private crimes against God by their persistence unrepentantly in their own personal sins and/or by their promotion of grave evils under cover of the civil law. It doesn't take a lot of bravery to use other peoples' money to "solve" problems that are the result of promoting one sin after another under cover of law. It just takes a lot of old-fashioned chutzpah to do so.
It also takes a lot of chutzpah to support baby-killing by asserting, as Edward Moore Kennedy, that one can separate his "private" beliefs from his public duties in full violation of reason and the duties imposed by the Catholic Faith:
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 conciliar "cardinal archbishop" of Boston, Massachusetts, Sean O'Malley, did not give voice to the preborn, grateful, it appears, that the late Senator Kennedy, who served as the "liturgy planner" for the canonization that took place earlier today, did not request him to be the principal "celebrant" of the "really big shew" so that he would not have to deliver the homily himself. The big, brave O'Malley, who "took on" Bishop Richard Williamson with such "courage" as catered to the ancient enemies of the Catholic Faith, was mute about how Edward Moore Kennedy had participated actively in support of the American genocide represented by chemical and surgical abortion.
The innocent preborn were treated with arrogant contempt by Edward Moore Kennedy during his life following the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States of America in the cases of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, January 22, 1973, and he made sure that they were treated contempt after his death as he personally supervised the details of the travesty that took place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Boston just a few hours ago now.
Mrs. Judie Brown, the founder and President of the American Life League, who accepts the "legitimacy" of the conciliar hierarchy, wrote the following letter to "Cardinal" O'Malley to plead with him before today's travesty to stop it from taking place:
We are aware of the impending disaster that is about to take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in your Archdiocese. We are positive that you are aware that Senator Edward Kennedy spent the past 30 years doing all he could to advocate and support the act of procured abortion, and yet he continued to call himself Catholic. We know that you are also aware of his divorce, remarriage, et cetera. These are public matters, not private.
We are therefore astounded that you are permitting a funeral Mass for this man at the Basilica, and that you have obviously approved the appearance of President Barack Obama, the United States president who has done more to facilitate the direct killing of innocent children before birth than any president in the history of this nation.
There is still time to stop this scandal, Your Eminence. The truth does not change because of the respect the world is paying to this man. The Catholic principles which you have sworn to uphold have not disappeared because of Senator Kennedy’s death.
As I have told several reporters, if this funeral Mass proceeds as planned, Senator Edward Kennedy will have spit one more time on Christ, this time from a casket. (Letter of Mrs. Judie Brown to Sean "Cardinal" O'Malley, August 27, 2009.)
Yes, Mrs. Brown is indeed correct. The late Senator Edward Moore Kennedy did indeed spit upon Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Christ one more time as his mortal remains lay in a casket. He was aided and abetted by Sean "Cardinal" O'Malley.
Alas, what Mrs. Brown, who does so much good work in defense of the inviolability of innocent preborn life, does not recognize is that there is a man above Sean O'Malley in the conciliar "food chain," if you will, who could have stopped the travesty that unfolded before our eyes a few hours ago at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston, Massachusetts. That man is Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, the same man who could have stopped the appearance of the pro-abortion Caesar Obamus at the University of Notre Dame du Lac in Notre Dame, Indiana, on Sunday, May 17, 2009.
Alas, that man, Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, is the same person who has offended and blasphemed the honor and majesty and glory of God by esteeming the symbols of false religions and calling their places of diabolical worship as "sacred" and praising their "ability" to "contribute" to the building of the "better" world. It is these offenses against the honor and glory and majesty of God that mark Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict as just as much a man who spits on the Most Blessed Trinity as the late Edward Moore Kennedy as crimes against God are greater than those against His rational creatures.
Yes, Mrs. Brown is quite correct in stating that truth does not change "because of the respect the world" pays to any man. The truth of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's blasphemes and outrages committed against God and the immutable truths contained in the Deposit of Faith does not change because he is "accepted" as the Vicar of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on earth by most of the people in this world. For just as it is the case that man such as Edward Moore Kennedy, who supported the destruction of the preborn and who support the nonexistent "right" of those steeped in unrepentant acts of perversity to "marry," had expelled himself from the bosom of the Catholic Church long ago, so it also the case that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict has done so by virtue of his
lifelong warfare against Catholicism.
The likes of Edward Moore Kennedy and Barack Hussein Obama have been able to secure the support of Catholics in large, although not exclusive, measure as a result of the counterfeit church of conciliarism's "reconciliation" with the false, naturalistic, anti-Incarnational, religiously indifferentist and semi-Pelagian principles of Modernity. This betrayal of the Social Reign of Christ the King was on full display at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston, Massachusetts, this morning as abomination as the life of a man who was committed unrepentantly to one abject evil after another, including two of the crimes that cry out to Heaven for vengeance (willful murder and the sin of Sodom), was celebrated in a nauseating manner that made a mockery of truth and canonized the naturalistic, statist principles of the Democratic Party in the process.
Writing in Custodi Di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892, Pope Leo XIII warned about any "reconciliation" with the principles of Modernity that have given us the likes of Edward Moore Kennedy and his other pro-abortion Catholic politicians of both major organized crime families of naturalism in the United States of America, the Democratic Party, and the Republican Party:
Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship with anyone suspected of belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups. Know them by their fruits and avoid them. Every familiarity should be avoided, not only with those impious libertines who openly promote the character of the sect, but also with those who hide under the mask of universal tolerance, respect for all religions, and the craving to reconcile the maxims of the Gospel with those of the revolution. These men seek to reconcile Christ and Belial, the Church of God and the state without God. (Pope Leo XIII, Custodi di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892.)
Behold the rotten fruit of the state without the true God of Divine Revelation. Behold the rotten fruit of a "liturgy" designed to appeal to the "needs" of modern man, a "liturgy" that can never be made "right" by a few rubrical adjustments evocative of the spirit of Anglicanism (a presbyter, for instance, offering the Novus Ordo service facing the altar rather than the people).
The Novus Ordo is in se an abortion of the the worship that is God's due. It is an abortion of the Catholic Faith. No amount of "rubrical" adjustments by one "bishop" (such as Tulsa "Bishop" Edward Slattery is doing, without prejudice, of course to those "bishops" and presbyters whose "preference" is to offer the Novus Ordo service facing the people, although "Bishop" Slattery's decision is yet another blow to reflexive defenders of everything to do with the Novus Ordo as being completely justifiable in light of Catholic Tradition, something that is always quite welcome) can repair. It, like concilairism itself, needs to be cast into the dustbin of history so that the travesty we witnessed today, which featured Yo-Yo Ma playing the fiddle and Placido Domingo singing inside of the sanctuary--as well--as an altar girl or two and the "remembrances" and the naturalistic "eulogy" delivered by the pro-abortion Caesar Obamus, will be buried in its own casket and then forgotten forever.
United States Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-Rhode Island) said that his late father, Edward Moore Kennedy, was a man committed to "peace." He was not. No man who is committed to the making war upon the Most Holy Trinity by promoting sins under cover of the civil law is committed to "peace." True peace is the peace of the Divine Redeemer, Christ the King, who suffered in His Sacred Humanity because our sins in order to make atonement for them to His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Father in Spirit and in Truth on the wood of the Holy Cross.
The peace of Christ the King dwells in a soul that is in a state of Sanctifying Grace. It does not--and it cannot--dwell in the soul of one who is steeped in one unrepentant sin after another. It does not--and it cannot--dwell in a soul of one who is committed to the promotion of sin under cover of the civil law. And any priest, whether true or not, who told Edward Moore Kennedy in his life that he was an "agent" of peace will have to answer to God for reaffirming this unrepentant pro-abort in his promotion of that which causes social and world disorder, sin, under cover of the civil law at the moment of his own death, a terrifying prospect for these men who believe in the lies of the new ecclesiology and false ecumenism and religious liberty and separation of Church and State and a sense of "diversity" that is nothing other than a cover to reaffirm those steeped in sins, whether of natural or unnatural vice, in their own sins until the moment of their deaths.
A terrifying prospect indeed, save for those reprobates who believe in the lie of "universal salvation, who do not tremble at the thought of the God Who judges their souls because the "liturgy they offer makes almost no references to the moment of that Particular Judgment, a moment that is the cause of such lamentation in the Dies Irae that is rarely sung at the "Mass of Christian Burial" in the false religion of concilairism that uses white vestments to signify "hope in the Resurrection" as opposed to the black vestments of the Catholic Church's Requiem Mass to signify the mourning over the death of a sinner who has had to face His Lord and Judge.
The "canonization" of Edward Moore Kennedy was completed by the former conciliar "archbishop" of Washington, D.C., Theodore McCarrick, whose tribute an unreconstructed pro-abortion politician was revolting. Even more astounding was the letter that Kennedy wrote to Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI that had been delivered on his behalf by Barack Hussein Obama during the latter's visit to Rome on July 10, 2009, the visit during which Ratzinger/Benedict said that he wished a "blessing on all your work and you" to Obama (see
A "Blessing" on a Murderer and His Work). Far from being a public abjuration of his errors, Kennedy praised Obama as a man of "strong faith" (we'd like to know which one) and that he had "never failed to believe and respect the fundamental teachings of my faith," implying, of course, that the Fifth Commandment's absolute prohibition against the taking of innocent human life was not part of those "fundamental teachings." It is clear that Edward Moore Kennedy subscribed to an "irreducible minima" view of the Catholic Faith?
Here is the incredible letter from one apostate to another:
"Most Holy Father, I asked President Obama to personally hand deliver this letter to you. As a man of deep faith himself, he understands how important my Roman Catholic faith is to me, and I am so deeply grateful to him.
"I hope this letter finds you in good health. I pray that you have all of God’s blessings as you lead our church and inspire our world during these challenging times.
"I am writing with deep humility to ask that you pray for me as my own health declines. I was diagnosed with brain cancer more than a year ago, and although I continue treatment, the disease is taking its toll on me. I am 77 years old, and preparing for the next passage of life.
"I have been blessed to be a part of a wonderful family, and both of my parents, particularly my mother, kept our Catholic faith at the center of our lives. That gift of faith has sustained, and nurtured, and provided solace to me in the darkest hours. I know that I have been an imperfect human being, but with the help of my faith, I have tried to right my path.
"I want you to know, Your Holiness, that in my nearly 50 years of elective office, I have done my best to champion the rights of the poor, and open doors of economic opportunity. I’ve worked to welcome the immigrant, to fight discrimination and expand access to health care and education. I have opposed the death penalty and fought to end war. Those are the issues that have motivated me and have been the focus of my work as a United States senator.
"I also want you to know that, even though I am ill, I am committed to do everything I can to achieve access to health care for everyone in my country. This has been the political cause of my life. I believe in a conscience protection for Catholics in the health field and I will continue to advocate for it as my colleagues in the senate and I work to develop an overall national health policy that guarantees health care for everyone.
"I have always tried to be a faithful Catholic, Your Holiness, and though I have fallen short through human failings, I have never failed to believe and respect the fundamental teachings of my faith. I continue to pray for God’s blessings, on you and on our church, and would be most thankful for your prayers for me." (Articles of Faith - Boston.com)
What incredible hubris. Opposition to the death penalty, which the Catholic Church teaches us is part of the Natural Law rights of the civil state to impose upon malefactors deemed guilty of certain heinous crimes after the exhausting of the levers of due process of law, and support for a statist policy of universal health-care coverage, including coverage for baby-killing and "conversations" about "end of life" issues, mark one as a "faithful Catholic"?
How did Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI respond? Did he implore him to repent of his support for baby-killing? No. This is how the man who has broken the First and Second Commandments repeatedly responded to the man who believes that the Fifth Commandment can be broken with impunity under cover of the civil law:
The Holy Father has read the letter which you entrusted to President Obama, who kindly presented it to him during their recent meeting. He was saddened to know of your illness, and asked me to assure you of his concern and his spiritual closeness. He is particularly grateful for your promise of prayers for him, and for the needs of our universal church.
"His Holiness prays that in the days ahead you may be sustained in faith and hope, and granted the precious grace of joyful surrender to the will of God, our merciful father. He invokes upon you the consolation and peace promised by the risen savior to all who share in his sufferings, and trust in his promise of eternal life.
"Commending you and the members of your family to the loving intervention of the blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Father cordially imparts his apostolic blessing as a pledge of wisdom, comfort and strength in the Lord." (Articles of Faith - Boston.com)
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI could have used the letter from Edward Moore Kennedy to remind him of the duty that he had before God to make a public abjuration of his support for baby-killing, something that could have been used as a teachable moment for Catholics worldwide. That teachable moment was permitted to pass. The only one whom Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI believes is in need of public correction and excoriation by name is Bishop Richard Williamson. One may support the destruction of innocent human life under cover of the civil law until the moment of his death without any fear of "papal' contradiction or correct. One may not, however, refer to any research that draws different conclusions about the nature and extent of the crimes of the Third Reich than accepted by "mainstream" historians. Such is the state of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
Then again, Ratzinger/Benedict himself has an "irreducible minima" standard of what it takes to remain a Catholic in good standing. He has blasphemed the honor and glory and majesty of God repeatedly b praising false religions and giving a glowing esteem in public to their false symbols. He has denied the nature of dogmatic truth, turning the anathematized propositions of the Catholic Church on their head. He had said that the "patriarch" of the Greek Orthodox Church was a fellow "pastor in the Church of Christ," implying once again that the "Church of Christ" is not co-identical and co-extensive with the Catholic Church. He has rejected the "ecumenism of the return" for which many saints gave up their lives to effect and which Pope Pius IX knew could send him to hell for all eternity if he did attempt to effect by exhorting Protestants to return to the true Faith. He has endorsed the separation of Church and State that was called a thesis "absolutely false" by Pope Saint Pius X in Vehementer Nos, February, 11, 1906. He has treated a false religion, Talmudic Judaism, as a valid means of sanctification and salvation for its adherents. It is perfectly consistent for Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict to reaffirm another wayward Catholic in false beliefs by omitting any reference to how that other wayward Catholic, Edward Moore Kennedy in this instance, defects from the Catholic Faith.
We must, as always, make reparation for our own sins, each of which have worsened the state of the Church Militant on earth and the world-at-large, as we offer up our prayers and sufferings and sacrifices to the Most Holy Trinity through Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. We must pray for the souls of the deceased, including that of the late Senator Edward Moore Kennedy, although, humanly speaking, it sure does not look good for a man to face Christ the King when he has refused to publicly abjure his support of the killing of innocent babies under cover of the civil law. First and foremost, of course, is our duty to pray that we will persevere until the end in states of Sanctifying Grace as we cling to true bishops and priests who make no concessions to concilairism at all, men who defend the truths of the Catholic Faith and who recognize and proclaim publicly that It is the only beacon of justice in the world.
Today is the tenth Saturday of Bishop Robert F. McKenna's
Rosary Crusade. We meditate today upon the Crucifixion of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, praying for love of our enemies. We must, therefore, pray for the conversion of the conciliar revolutionaries and the apostate Catholics in public life whom they enable by their "reconciliation" with the principles of Modernity, apostate Catholics whose lives are celebrated in travesties such as the one we witnessed today.
This was a sad, sad day as a man who supported grave evils, detrimental to both personal and social order, was lionized over and over again, including by clerics of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. A clear signal was given to Catholics and non-Catholics alike that what appears to most people to be the Catholic Church teaches that it does not matter if a person supports evils that she officially condemns. A "loving" God embraces all who live according to their own lights. An immediate entrance into Heaven awaits almost everyone who claims to "love" God and the "poor" despite the fact that their words and actions have shown their hatred for God and for the poorest of the poor in the world today, the preborn. What an apostate, irresponsible signal to convey to the souls for whom Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross.
Amidst all of the horror of this day, however, Our Lord permitted his Most Blessed Mother to be front and center. Emblazoned on the front of the otherwise hideous Novus Ordo chasuble worn by the "presider" of the Novus Ordo travesty, Father Monan, was an image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Countless newspaper and, I am sure, media reports, mentioned the name of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in connection with the basilica where the late Senator Kennedy prayed every day for his daughter Kara Kennedy Allen's recovery from lung cancer. Our Lady, ever desirous of the good, both temporal and eternal, of her children, answered those prayers said by a father for his daughter.
That Edward Moore Kennedy did not reform his life and abjure his support for the killing of other people's children is a great tragedy as he refused to pay back Our Lady of Perpetual Help by being faithful to her Divine Son's Deposit of Faith, making a mockery of these words contained in the Novena Prayer to her:
Mother of Perpetual help, thou art the dispenser of every grace that God grants us in our misery.
For this reason He hast made thee so powerful, so rich, and so kind that thou might help us in our needs.
Thou art the advocate of the most wretched and abandoned sinners, if they but come to thee.
Come to my aid for I commend myself to thee.
In thy hands I place my eternal salvation; to thee I entrust my soul.
Count me among thy most faithful servants. Take me under thy protection; that is enough for me.
If thou doth protect me, I shall fear nothing: not my sins, because thou wilt obtain for me their pardon and remission; not the evil spirits, because thou art mightier than all the powers of Hell; not even Jesus, my Judge, because He is appeased by a single prayer of thine.
I fear only that through my own negligence I may forget to recommend myself to thee and so lose my soul.
My dear Lady, obtainest for me the forgiveness of my sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance,
and the grace to have recourse to thee at all times, Mother of Perpetual Help.
We must keep remain faithful to this prayer as we seek the assistance of Our Lady of Perpetual Help by remaining faithful to everything taught by her Divine Son through His Catholic Church and as we try to make reparation for our own many sins as well as for those of the whole world. We must give Our Lady of Perpetual Help a true, not a symbolic, place in our lives. She wants even the most wretched sinner to be saved. And we will only know at the General Judgment of the Living and the Dead on the Last Day that which was presumed by everyone in her Basilica today: that if Edward Moore Kennedy was saved it was by one prayer from her.
Our Lady hates heresy, and she hates the fact that there are those who fail to keep their promises by mocking her Son's teaching and supporting the very thing that cause her Divine Son to suffer during His Sacred Humanity and that caused her to suffer as those Seven Swords of Sorrow were pierced through and through her Immaculate Heart, that is, sin. She must be our true beacon of motherly hope in this passing, mortal vale of tears.
May God have mercy on us all as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit and as we avail ourselves every week of the tender mercies of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance.
Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, pray for us.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
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.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Sabina, pray for us.
Saint Rose of Lima, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints