Ecce! Novus Homo
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Behold the new man of Modernity and Modernism.
Behold the new man of Modernity and Modernism who is either ignorant about or indifferent to the horror of his own sins.
Behold the new man of Modernity and Modernism who, rejecting the authentic, infallible, immutable teaching of the Catholic Church, rushes off in a thousand different directions to follow political "messias" and cultural icons and "advice experts" who are steeped in one naturalist lie after another.
Behold the new man of Modernity and Modernism who lives in world of sentient pleasures, permitting himself and his children, if he has permitted any to be conceived and then born, to be influenced adversely unto eternity by sights and sounds that come directly from Hell.
Behold the new man of Modernity and Modernism who judges moral right and wrong in terms of empty emotionalism and sentimentality.
Behold the new man of Modernity and Modernism who believes in a practical spirit of religious indifferentism that views defined dogmas as "enemies" of "true spirituality."
Behold the new man of Modernity and Modernism who has accepted in a spirit of almost complete passivity every cultural offense against Our Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and His Most Blessed Mother and thus against the good of his own soul in the name of a false understanding of "liberty" (unfettered "freedom of speech," "freedom of press," "freedom of religion").
Behold the new man of Modernity and Modernism who believes that people who persist unrepentantly in lives of sin without seeking the mercy of the Divine Redeemer in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance "love" each other and are entitled to special "rights" under cover of the civil law.
Behold the new man of Modernity and Modernism, Barack Hussein Obama, upon whom Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI wished a blessing on "all your work and also for you," who really did mean it when he said the following to a group of Communists and perverts in San Francisco, California, on April 6, 2008:
But the truth is, is that, our challenge is to get people persuaded that we can make progress when there's not evidence of that in their daily lives. You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Um, now these are in some communities, you know. I think what you'll find is, is that people of every background -- there are gonna be a mix of people, you can go in the toughest neighborhoods, you know working-class lunch-pail folks, you'll find Obama enthusiasts. And you can go into places where you think I'd be very strong and people will just be skeptical. The important thing is that you show up and you're doing what you're doing. (Transcript of Obama's Remarks at San Francisco Fundraiser;
LISTEN TO THE FULL OBAMA April 6. FUNDRAISER SPEECH HERE.)
Barack Hussein Obama, a man who once said "oops" when he referred to "my Muslin faith" (Oops! Obama says 'my Muslim faith' :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES), has signed executive orders facilitating the execution of innocent human beings in their mothers' wombs by chemical and surgical means as funded with American taxpayer dollars.
Barack Hussein Obama, a man who is almost incapable of coherent speech absent his own personal
weapon of mass disinformation, the TelePrompTer, has appointed a number of open supporters of the most radical forms of the species of naturalism known as "leftism" imaginable to Cabinet and sub-Cabinet positions and all up and down the corridors of the White House and the Old Executive Office Building across on Seventeenth Street directly across from it (see
Insects Living Under the Rocks).
Barack Hussein Obama, a man who has no genuine regard of the legitimate national security interests of the United States of America, has bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia,
Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Bin Abdulrahman Bin Faisal Bin Turki Bin Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud, not to be confused with
Abdullah II bin al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and to other foreign leaders, most recently including the President of Red China, Hu Jintao, at the nuclear"non-proliferation" hosted by
Obama in Disneyland.
Barack Hussein Obama, who lives in a world of total unreality created by the naturalists and atheists of the "left" with whom he has consorted throughout his entire life, staring in his own home with his atheist mother, cannot bring himself to admit publicly that Mohammedanism, far from being a "religion of peace," is indeed a religion of violence, and has had his administration remove all references to "Islamic terrorism" from its documents and who believes that those charged with plotting attacks on the United States of America should be tried in civilian courts. (See Awash In A Flood of Errors and Lies.)
Barack Hussein Obama, a man who was trained as an adolescent under the watchful eye of the Communist Frank Marshall Davis and who was trained as a young adult in the ways of the socialist thuggery of the disciples of the late Saul Alinsky (see
Obama's Communist Mentor and When Helen Keller Meets Ray Charles), has continued the fascistic policies of his "conservative" predecessor, George Walker Bush, in nationalizing the banking and automobile industries.
Barack Hussein Obama, intent on showing that he can bring about "change we can believe in," gave us his ObamaCare even though he himself cannot discuss all of the details of this monstrous shift of power from the corporate utilitarians in the health-care industry to the statist utilitarians in the Federal government. (See Back Alley Butchers Never Change, Death To Us All, Truth Just Doesn't Go Away, Applause For Killers,
Das Vierte Reich, Not For A Single Innocent Life, For Thirty Pieces of Pork, Aborting Reality, Implementing Obamadict's New World Order, Kill Truth, Kill Babies,
Salvation Or Votes?, and
Front Men For The New World Order; that should keep any new readers busy for a time.)
Barack Hussein Obama, the quintessential moral relativist and consummate personal fascist who sees any disagreement with him as a disagreement with "truth" itself, has now seen fit to "energize" his "liberal base" by extending the "rights" of hospital"visitation" and "power of attorney" to "couples" who are engaged in wanton, unrepentant acts of perversity in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments:
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SUBJECT: Respecting the Rights of Hospital Patients to Receive Visitors and to Designate Surrogate Decision Makers for Medical Emergencies
There are few moments in our lives that call for greater compassion and companionship than when a loved one is admitted to the hospital. In these hours of need and moments of pain and anxiety, all of us would hope to have a hand to hold, a shoulder on which to lean -- a loved one to be there for us, as we would be there for them.
Yet every day, all across America, patients are denied the kindnesses and caring of a loved one at their sides -- whether in a sudden medical emergency or a prolonged hospital stay. Often, a widow or widower with no children is denied the support and comfort of a good friend. Members of religious orders are sometimes unable to choose someone other than an immediate family member to visit them and make medical decisions on their behalf. Also uniquely affected are gay and lesbian Americans who are often barred from the bedsides of the partners with whom they may have spent decades of their lives -- unable to be there for the person they love, and unable to act as a legal surrogate if their partner is incapacitated.
For all of these Americans, the failure to have their wishes respected concerning who may visit them or make medical decisions on their behalf has real consequences. It means that doctors and nurses do not always have the best information about patients' medications and medical histories and that friends and certain family members are unable to serve as intermediaries to help communicate patients' needs. It means that a stressful and at times terrifying experience for patients is senselessly compounded by indignity and unfairness. And it means that all too often, people are made to suffer or even to pass away alone, denied the comfort of companionship in their final moments while a loved one is left worrying and pacing down the hall.
Many States have taken steps to try to put an end to these problems. North Carolina recently amended its Patients' Bill of Rights to give each patient "the right to designate visitors who shall receive the same visitation privileges as the patient's immediate family members, regardless of whether the visitors are legally related to the patient" -- a right that applies in every hospital in the State. Delaware, Nebraska, and Minnesota have adopted similar laws.
My Administration can expand on these important steps to ensure that patients can receive compassionate care and equal treatment during their hospital stays. By this memorandum, I request that you take the following steps:
1. Initiate appropriate rulemaking, pursuant to your authority under 42 U.S.C. 1395x and other relevant provisions of law, to ensure that hospitals that participate in Medicare or Medicaid respect the rights of patients to designate visitors. It should be made clear that designated visitors, including individuals designated by legally valid advance directives (such as durable powers of attorney and health care proxies), should enjoy visitation privileges that are no more restrictive than those that immediate family members enjoy. You should also provide that participating hospitals may not deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national
origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. The rulemaking should take into account the need for hospitals to restrict visitation in medically appropriate circumstances as well as the clinical decisions that medical professionals make about a patient's care or treatment.
2. Ensure that all hospitals participating in Medicare or Medicaid are in full compliance with regulations, codified at 42 CFR 482.13 and 42 CFR 489.102(a), promulgated to guarantee that all patients' advance directives, such as durable powers of attorney and health care proxies, are respected, and that patients' representatives otherwise have the right to make informed decisions regarding patients' care. Additionally, I request that you issue new guidelines, pursuant to your authority under 42 U.S.C. 1395cc and other relevant provisions of law, and provide technical assistance on how hospitals participating in Medicare or Medicaid can best comply with the regulations and take any additional appropriate measures to fully enforce the regulations.
3. Provide additional recommendations to me, within 180 days of the date of this memorandum, on actions the Department of Health and Human Services can take to address hospital visitation, medical decisionmaking, or other health care issues that affect LGBT patients and their families.
This memorandum is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
You are hereby authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register. BARACK OBAMA (Presidential Memorandum - Hospital Visitation.)
No one has a right to commit sin. Persistence in or an inclination to the commission of a particular sin or sins is never the basis of human self-identity. We are made to know, to love, and to serve God as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His true Church, the Catholic Church, she who alone has the authority from Him to teach infallibly in His Holy Name and to provide men with the supernatural helps that they need to get home to Heaven. Those who persist in lives of unrepentant sin do not love God and they thus do not love fo themselves as each Mortal Sin is an act of spiritual self-annihilation. Similarly, of course, those who persist with others in lives of unrepentant sin do not "love" those with whom they are sinning as it is impossible to truly love another with an act of the will by participating in the murder of his immortal soul to the life of Sanctifying Grace--and/or by increasing the debt that that soul owes to God for past unrepentant sins.
The mainstreaming of perversity as a "civil rights cause" has been one of the chief raisons d'etre for explicit classroom instruction in matters pertaining to the Sixth and Ninth Commandments in the past forty-five years, both in the
concentration camps that are the unjust entities known as public schools and in our own once Catholic schools that are now in the control of the counterfeit church of conciliarism and awash with Modernism's many areas and Modernism's liturgical expression of its "reconciliation" with the principles of Modernity, the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service.
One of chief offenders in this regard in the public school realm was "Rainbow Joe," Joseph Fernandez, the schools chancellor of the City of New York from 1990-1993 who wanted mandatory instruction in the use of immoral products given to fourth graders and wanted to implement is "rainbow curriculum," which included such books as Heather Has Two Mommies and Daddy's Roommate. As one who was called upon to testify the New York City Board of Education several times about this matter, I can attest as to the fact that the social revolutionaries on the board at that time just hated all mention of moral truth, no less that of Christ the King Himself. (For a detailed article about Joseph Fernandez that is not for general reading as it contains descriptions of sort of programs that caused one of the board members, Ninfa Segarra, to change her mind and vote down the programs, please see The Futile Crusade.)
To be sure, various governors and mayors and members of the Congress of the United States of America have been willing agents in support of the agenda of perversity that has been mainstreamed throughout our popular culture, including in motion pictures and television.
Various conciliar "bishops," including George Niederauer and Rembert Weakland and Thomas Gumbleton, have spoken only about "love" and perverse relationships in the same breath. Numerous formerly Catholic universities, including the University of Notre Dame du Lac, my own Master's alma mater, have held events to celebrate the "gay lifestyle" and to condemn the Catholic Church for upholding the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law. Parishes in conciliar captivity have had their priests/presbyters and parishioners walk in "gay pride" parades without any "official" repercussions for doing so. No one is to be "proud" of their persistence in Mortal Sins. We are to be ashamed of our sins, each and every one of them, and to pray to live long enough to make reparation for them before we die, not to "celebrate" them in public as though they did wound Our Lord once in time and His Mystical Body today.
The administration of William Jefferson Blythe Clinton and Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., certainly did its own part to promote perversity. That Barack Hussein Obama is doing so at the present time makes perfect sense as a world bereft of the Catholic Faith, a world wherein most Catholics have never even heard of the teaching of the Social Reign of Christ the king no less adhere to it, must degenerate more and more over the course of time. The volcanic cloud hovering over northern Europe at this time is merely symbolic of the cloud of sin that hangs over men and their nations in this time of the "new man" of Modernity and Modernism.
Barack Hussein Obama, however, is far from along in pushing the agenda of perversity. Naturalists of the false opposite of the "right" were given a booth by the money-hungry organizers of the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) at their annual hootenanny of naturalism and religious indifferentism that takes place in Washington, District of Columbia. This caused a confrontation between supported and opposed "marriage" for perverts at that hootenanny:
The young crowd at CPAC doesn't seem terribly interested in the issue of same-sex marriage, but there's been a bit of shadow boxing between the gay Republican group GOProud, which got a booth over objections from social conservatives, and the National Organization for Marriage a couple of booths away.
The groups were apparently so chummy that a NOM official wandered by the GOProud booth during a CNN segment on the group to propose a friendly beer summit.
Later in the day, however, NOM e-mailed a less friendly statement:
Many reporters, including Politico, have asked us how we feel about the fact GOProud is just a few booths over from us. We welcome everyone's right to participate in the democratic process, but we have a message for GOProud on marriage: If you try to elect pro-gay-marriage Republicans, we will Dede Scozzafava them. The majority of Americans, and the vast majority of Republicans, support marriage as the union of husband and wife, and NOM is here to make sure these voters and their voices are heard loud and clear.
E-mails GOProud's Chris Barron, "I guess the beer summit is off ... unless, of course, a CNN camera is involved." (Gays, gay marriage foes spar at CPAC - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com.)
What was that Pope Gregory XVI said about the fate of nations where "liberty of conscience" replaces an adherence to the Catholic Faith? Ah, yes, here is what he said in Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832:
This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it. "But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error," as Augustine was wont to say.When all restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to ruin. Then truly "the bottomless pit" is open from which John saw smoke ascending which obscured the sun, and out of which locusts flew forth to devastate the earth. Thence comes transformation of minds, corruption of youths, contempt of sacred things and holy laws -- in other words, a pestilence more deadly to the state than any other. Experience shows, even from earliest times, that cities renowned for wealth, dominion, and glory perished as a result of this single evil, namely immoderate freedom of opinion, license of free speech, and desire for novelty.
Here We must include that harmful and never sufficiently denounced freedom to publish any writings whatever and disseminate them to the people, which some dare to demand and promote with so great a clamor. We are horrified to see what monstrous doctrines and prodigious errors are disseminated far and wide in countless books, pamphlets, and other writings which, though small in weight, are very great in malice. We are in tears at the abuse which proceeds from them over the face of the earth. Some are so carried away that they contentiously assert that the flock of errors arising from them is sufficiently compensated by the publication of some book which defends religion and truth. Every law condemns deliberately doing evil simply because there is some hope that good may result. Is there any sane man who would say poison ought to be distributed, sold publicly, stored, and even drunk because some antidote is available and those who use it may be snatched from death again and again?
Some might be tempted to say that "things" would have been better under the not-so-prolife John Sidney McCain III. Really? Without for a moment seeking to indemnify Barack Hussein Obama, I do want to illustrate that the so-called "lesser evil" from 2008 is as of bereft of First Principles as Obama himself, being unwilling to keep his own wife from endorsing "marriage" between perverts, something that even Obama himself has been careful not to endorse just yet.
Sen. John McCain's wife Cindy McCain is the newest face of a pro-gay marriage campaign.
Posing with tape over her mouth and a "NOH8" logo on her face, Cindy McCain was photographed for the NOH8 Campaign, which protests Proposition 8, the California proposition passed in 2008 banning same-sex marriage. The proposition is currently being challenged in federal court.
McCain approached the campaign herself about her participation, the NOH8 Web site says. She has spoken out on behalf of gay rights before, though this is perhaps her most prominent show of support for the issue.
"The McCains are one of the most well-known Republican families in recent history, and for Mrs. McCain to have reached out to us to offer her support truly means a lot," the Web site says. "Aligning yourself with the platform of gay marriage as a Republican still tends to be very stigmatic, but Cindy McCain wanted to participate in the campaign to show people that party doesn't matter - marriage equality isn't a Republican issue any more than it is a Democratic issue."
John and Cindy McCain's daughter Meghan has been a vocal advocate for gay marriage and was previously photographed for the campaign. Her outspoken position has been controversial among conservatives, however. The GW College Republicans this week withdrew their financial support of an appearance Meghan McCain will make at George Washington University in February to deliver the keynote address at the "Marriage Equality Week" hosted by another campus club.
"Ms. McCain's views on marriage equality align with neither the Republican Party nor her father's personal stance," the group said in a statement. "Though we fully supported John McCain's candidacy for President, we feel that Meghan McCain's last name is not near as important as the message she advocates."
John McCain has typically taken a more moderate position on the issue of gay marriage than conservative Republicans, saying it is an issue of states' rights, prompting his 2008 running mate Sarah Palin to break with him on the issue during the campaign.
The senator's office released a statement saying he respects the views of his family but still "believes the sanctity of marriage is only defined as between one man and one woman."
As McCain runs for re-election this year, he is once again pairing up with Palin on the campaign trail in Arizona, a move that should bolster his credentials with conservative voters. (Cindy McCain Joins Campaign in Favor of Gay Marriage)
Ecce! Nous homo. Ecce! Behold the new man (and woman) of Modernity and Modernism. And, of course, John's McCain's wife and daughter are not the only "conservatives" out there who support "rights" for perverts. So do the daughters of former Vice President Richard Bruce Cheney.
There are errors to the naturalist "left." There are errors to the naturalist "right." Every false religious sect, including concilairism, is founded in one error after another. It is no wonder at all that so many people live their lives steeped in an irrational, illogical world of materialism and sensual pleasure, concerned about economic well-being without a genuine clue as to who they truly are in light of their First Cause what their eternal destiny is meant to be in light of their Last End.
The Catholic Church teaches that the civil authority has the absolute obligation to stop "free associations" that come to public light, no less are "endorsed" by a false religion (including those instances where conciliar "priests" have "blessed" perverse unions), that are gravely harmful to the common moral good of society. This is not Puritanism, thank you very much. This is Catholicism, as Pope Pius XI noted in Casti Connubii, December 30, 1930"
Armed with these principles, some men go so far as to concoct new species of unions, suited, as they say, to the present temper of men and the times, which various new forms of matrimony they presume to label "temporary," "experimental," and "companionate." These offer all the indulgence of matrimony and its rights without, however, the indissoluble bond, and without offspring, unless later the parties alter their cohabitation into a matrimony in the full sense of the law.
Indeed there are some who desire and insist that these practices be legitimatized by the law or, at least, excused by their general acceptance among the people. They do not seem even to suspect that these proposals partake of nothing of the modern "culture" in which they glory so much, but are simply hateful abominations which beyond all question reduce our truly cultured nations to the barbarous standards of savage peoples.
Saint Paul himself was very explicit in condemning the sin that is being promoted by statists of the "left" and of the "right" and in the quarters of "libertarianism":
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice: Because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God hath manifested it unto them. For the invisible things of him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; his eternal power also, and divinity: so that they are inexcusable.
Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God, or given 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 fourfooted beasts, and of creeping things. Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. 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 women, 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 that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them. (Romans 1: 18-32.)
Fire and and brimstone rained down from the sky to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha:
And he said to him: Behold also in this, I have heard thy prayers, not to destroy the city for which thou hast spoken. Make haste and be saved there, because I cannot do any thing till thou go in thither. Therefore the name of that city was called Segor. The sun was risen upon the earth, and Lot entered into Segor. And the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrha brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven. And he destroyed these cities, and all the country about, all the inhabitants of the cities, and all things that spring from the earth.
And his wife looking behind her, was turned into a statue of salt. And Abraham got up early in the morning and in the place where he had stood before with the Lord, He looked towards Sodom and Gomorrha, and the whole land of that country: and he saw the ashes rise up from the earth as the smoke of a furnace. Now when God destroyed the cities of that country, remembering Abraham, he delivered Lot out of the destruction of the cities wherein he had dwelt. (Genesis 19: 21-29.)
What sort of fate does the "new man" of Modernity and Modernism" deserve for promoting each of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance under cover of the civil law--and helping to export those sins to almost every other country in the world? Volcanic ash is the least of our worries in the midst of the chastisement that is upon us right now. Modern man stands in peril of losing his soul for all eternity, and he doesn't he realize or care about it.
Those of us who are blessed with the true Faith know that our all-merciful, ever-loving God has sent us in this latter days His Most Blessed Mother in this Age of Mary to help us to make reparation for our sins by practicing True Devotion to her through her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Our Blessed Mother gave spiritual rebirth to us at the foot of the Holy Cross as she watched in horror what our own sins caused her Divine Son to suffer as he hung on that gibbet for those three terrible hours. There is a way out of the mess in which we find ourselves, and it won't be at the ballot box. The way out of this mess, which we have helped to worsen by means of our sins, runs through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary as we lift high the Cross of her Divine Son at every moment of our lives, praying as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits.
Our Lady wants us to be about the business of helping the "new man" of Modernity and Modernity to convert to the true Faith. May we, ever relying upon her tender maternal intercession and the protection she afford along with her Most Chaste Spouse, Saint Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church and the Protector of the Faithful, remain faithful to the immutable teaching of the Catholic Church as the one and absolutely only foundation of personal and social order:
This, nevertheless, is what they want to do with human society; they dream of changing its natural and traditional foundations; they dream of a Future City built on different principles, and they dare to proclaim these more fruitful and more beneficial than the principles upon which the present Christian City rests.
No, Venerable Brethren, We must repeat with the utmost energy in these times of social and intellectual anarchy when everyone takes it upon himself to teach as a teacher and lawmaker - the City cannot be built otherwise than as God has built it; society cannot be setup unless the Church lays the foundations and supervises the work; no, civilization is not something yet to be found, nor is the New City to be built on hazy notions; it has been in existence and still is: it is Christian civilization, it is the Catholic City. It has only to be set up and restored continually against the unremitting attacks of insane dreamers, rebels and miscreants. omnia instaurare in Christo. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
Perhaps this testimony from Blessed John Southwell, a martyr for the Faith in the horror that remains Protestant England, will help to fortify us in our resolve to pray, to think, to speak and to act as Catholics at all times without counting the costs in human terms:
Good people, I was born in Lancashire. This is the third time I have been apprehended [he as not counting his re-apprehensions], and now being to die, I would gladly witness and profess openly my faith, for which I suffer. And though my time being short, yet that [i.e., what] I shall be deficient in words, I hope I shall supply with my blood, which I will most willingly spend to the last drop for my faith. Neither in my intent in coming into England, nor practice in England, was to act anything against the secular government. Hither I was sent by my lawful superiors to teach Christ's faith, not to meddle with any temporal affairs. Christ sent his apostles; his apostles their successors; and their successors me...My faith and obedience to my superiors is all the treason charged against me; nay, I die for Christ's law, which no human law, by whomsoever made, ought to withstand or contradict. To follow His holy doctrine and imitate His holy death, I willingly suffer at present this gallows [looking up) I lon on as His Cross, which I gladly take to follow by Dear Saviour... How justly I die, let them look to who have condemned me. It is sufficient for me that it is God's will; I plead not for myself (I came hither to suffer) but for you poor persecuted Catholics I leave behind. (Dr. Malcolm Brennan, Martyrs of the English Reformation, Angelus Press, 1991, pp. 156-157.)
As Blessed John Southwell noted before his execution at the hands of the horrible, bloodthirsty Protestants of England, Catholics will never interfere in those matters of the temporal order that belong solely to the province of the civil state. They will, however, prefer death rather to arrogate unto the state or to "the people" any false "right" to act in ways that are contrary to the good of souls. This is what people need to hear in the year 2010, my friends, not the lie that "the people" can do whatever it is they want with their bodies.
We can replicate Christendom in our own homes by our patient endurance of each and every cross that comes our way, considering it be pure gain, as Saint Paul notes, to glory in the Cross of the Divine Redeemer, the one and only means of true liberty for men in this life and our very passport to Heaven itself:
According to zeal, persecuting the church of God; according to the justice that is in the law, conversing without blame. But the things that were gain to me, the same I have counted loss for Christ. Furthermore I count all things to be but loss for the excellent knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord; for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but as dung, that I may gain Christ: And may be found in him, not having my justice, which is of the law, but that which is of the faith of Christ Jesus, which is of God, justice in faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable to his death,
If by any means I may attain to the resurrection which is from the dead. Not as though I has already attained, or were already perfect; but I follow after, if I may by any means apprehend, wherein I am also apprehended by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended. But one thing I do: forgetting the things that are behind, and stretching forth myself to those that are before, I press towards the mark, to the prize of the supernal vocation of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, be thus minded; and if in any thing you be otherwise minded, this also God will reveal to you.
Nevertheless whereunto we are come, that we be of the same mind, let us also continue in the same rule. Be ye followers of me, brethren, and observe them who walk so as you have our model. For many walk, of whom I have told you often (and now tell you weeping), that they are enemies of the cross of Christ; Whose end is destruction; whose God is their belly; and whose glory is in their shame; who mind earthly things. But our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ,
Who will reform the body of our lowness, made like to the body of his glory, according to the operation whereby also he is able to subdue all things unto himself. (Philippians 3: 6-21):
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
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.
See also: A Litany of Saints