They Know Not The Way
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Naturalists know not the way, save the way to confusion and chaos in their own souls and that of their nations. Naturalists propose this or that "solution" to this or that "problem," whether domestic or international, and, almost invariably, the "problem" they are trying to "resolve" gets worse and worse and worse. One set of naturalists is thrown out at the ballot box when things get particularly bad, being replaced by yet another set of naturalists who have, they assert, "learned" from the lessons of the past. The only winner in this diabolical trap is, of course, the devil, as he promotes more and more naturalism by means of the various Judeo-Masonic forces at work in naturalistic, anti-Incarnational, religiously indifferentist and semi-Pelagian modern civil state.
It is thus laughable to read accounts of United States Senator and Secretary of State-designate Hillary Rodham Clinton talk about pursuing "peace" in the Middle East during her confirmation hearings before the United States Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, now headed by that august Catholic pro-abort named United States Senator John F. Kerry, D-Massachussets. As is ever the case, naturalistic platitudes ruled the day as Senator Clinton talked about "not giving up" on "peace" in the Middle East, trying to strike a balance between the humanitarian crisis faced by the Palestinians in Gaza and the security of Israeli civilians:
As intractable as the Middle East's problems may seem — and many presidents, including my husband, have spent years trying to help work out a resolution – we cannot give up on peace. The president-elect and I understand and are deeply sympathetic to Israel's desire to defend itself under the current conditions, and to be free of shelling by Hamas rockets.
However, we have also been reminded of the tragic humanitarian costs of conflict in the Middle East, and pained by the suffering of Palestinian and Israeli civilians. This must only increase our determination to seek a just and lasting peace agreement that brings real security to Israel; normal and positive relations with its neighbors; and independence, economic progress, and security to the Palestinians in their own state.
We will exert every effort to support the work of Israelis and Palestinians who seek that result. It is critical not only to the parties involved but to our profound interests in undermining the forces of alienation and violent extremism across our world. (Transcript Of Clinton's Confirmation Hearing : NPR)
Not to be outdone in the annals of naturalism is Germany's "gift" to the United States of America, the latter-day self-styled Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich, Dr. Henry Alfred Kissinger, a true believer in the "new world order" that is at the heart of Judeo-Masonic beliefs. As I noted a few months ago:
Kissinger, a former aide to the arch supporter of contraception and abortion, the late adulterous former Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States, Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, and Nixon sought to issue a National Security Study Memorandum (NSSM-200) in 1974 which would have encouraging countries to impose a one-child-per family policy in order to receive American foreign aid. The Nixon Administration authorized the writing of National Security Study Memorandum 200 in 1974 that was designed to implement a variety of the “population control” measures that had been recommended by the Rockefeller Commission, a panel appointed by President Nixon in 1969 following his own Special Message to Congress on July 18, 1969, on the “necessity” of controlling population growth.
This particular Memorandum, which was the brainchild of Nixon and Henry Kissinger and presidential counselor Donald D. Rumsfeld, included such draconian measures as encouraging countries to develop a one child per family policy and to regulate the control of food to developing nations. As a result of pressure brought by several Catholic cardinals in the United States, this NSSM was classified until 1989, at which point its terms were released. (Foggy Bottom's Bloody Tradition)
Kissinger published an article on
The Chance for a New World Order yesterday, January 13, 2009, that spells out a quintessential naturalist "plan for peace" that has no room for the Prince of Peace:
The complexity of the emerging world requires from America a more historical approach than the insistence that every problem has a final solution expressible in programs with specific time limits not infrequently geared to our political process.
We must learn to operate within the attainable and be prepared to pursue ultimate ends by the accumulation of nuance.
An international order can be permanent only if its participants have a share not only in building but also in securing it. In this manner, America and its potential partners have a unique opportunity to transform a moment of crisis into a vision of hope.
Naturalists never learn as they reject the simple fact that He Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, has given us the only path to peace. Our Lord has commissioned His Catholic Church to be the instrument by which men may know true peace by being converted to the Faith and persevering in states of Sanctifying Grace. Peace within the souls of men by means of Sanctifying Grace is the necessary precondition, although, given the vagaries of fallen human nature, never an infallible guarantor, of peace within families and thus within nations and among nations. All other paths to "peace" are illusory, especially when one considers the path that the United States of America and most of the other allegedly "civilized" nations of the world at at war with God by means of slaughter over one million preborn babies by surgical means under cover of law each year and and the slaughter of countless millions more by means of chemical abortionists.
How can anyone in his right mind speak about "peace" among nations when when slaughter the innocent under cover of law and go about the pursuit of our "bread and circuses" so casually? There can be no authentic "peace" among nations absent a conversion of men and their nations to the true Faith. Nations that promote sin, the very thing that caused Our Blessed Lord Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death and that caused His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart to be pierced through and through with Seven Swords of Sorrow, under cover of law and in every aspect of their popular culture will know nothing but disorder at home and conflict with each other.
Pope Leo XIII noted this in Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900:
God alone is Life. All other beings partake of life, but are not life. Christ, from all eternity and by His very nature, is "the Life," just as He is the Truth, because He is God of God. From Him, as from its most sacred source, all life pervades and ever will pervade creation. Whatever is, is by Him; whatever lives, lives by Him. For by the Word "all things were made; and without Him was made nothing that was made." This is true of the natural life; but, as We have sufficiently indicated above, we have a much higher and better life, won for us by Christ's mercy, that is to say, "the life of grace," whose happy consummation is "the life of glory," to which all our thoughts and actions ought to be directed. The whole object of Christian doctrine and morality is that "we being dead to sin, should live to justice" (I Peter ii., 24)-that is, to virtue and holiness. In this consists the moral life, with the certain hope of a happy eternity. This justice, in order to be advantageous to salvation, is nourished by Christian faith. "The just man liveth by faith" (Galatians iii., II). "Without faith it is impossible to please God" (Hebrews xi., 6). Consequently Jesus Christ, the creator and preserver of faith, also preserves and nourishes our moral life. This He does chiefly by the ministry of His Church. To Her, in His wise and merciful counsel, He has entrusted certain agencies which engender the supernatural life, protect it, and revive it if it should fail. This generative and conservative power of the virtues that make for salvation is therefore lost, whenever morality is dissociated from divine faith. A system of morality based exclusively on human reason robs man of his highest dignity and lowers him from the supernatural to the merely natural life. Not but that man is able by the right use of reason to know and to obey certain principles of the natural law. But though he should know them all and keep them inviolate through life-and even this is impossible without the aid of the grace of our Redeemer-still it is vain for anyone without faith to promise himself eternal salvation. "If anyone abide not in Me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall wither, and they shall gather him up and cast him into the fire, and he burneth" john xv., 6). "He that believeth not shall be condemned" (Mark xvi., 16). We have but too much evidence of the value and result of a morality divorced from divine faith. How is it that, in spite of all the zeal for the welfare of the masses, nations are in such straits and even distress, and that the evil is daily on the increase? We are told that society is quite able to help itself; that it can flourish without the assistance of Christianity, and attain its end by its own unaided efforts. Public administrators prefer a purely secular system of government. All traces of the religion of our forefathers are daily disappearing from political life and administration. What blindness! Once the idea of the authority of God as the Judge of right and wrong is forgotten, law must necessarily lose its primary authority and justice must perish: and these are the two most powerful and most necessary bonds of society. Similarly, once the hope and expectation of eternal happiness is taken away, temporal goods will be greedily sought after. Every man will strive to secure the largest share for himself. Hence arise envy, jealousy, hatred. The consequences are conspiracy, anarchy, nihilism. There is neither peace abroad nor security at home. Public life is stained with crime.
Although the sequence of passages from Pope Pius XI's Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 22, 1922, have been printed in numerous articles on this site, even I forget which articles contain what passages. I can imagine that readers can forget as well. These passages, however, are always useful to reprint when naturalists talk endlessly about "peace" and "peace plans" and do the adversary's bidding by making it appear as though men can "build for peace" absent a due submission to the true Church:
If we stop to reflect for a moment that these ideals and doctrines of Jesus Christ, for example, his teachings on the necessity and value of the spiritual life, on the dignity and sanctity of human life, on the duty of obedience, on the divine basis of human government, on the sacramental character of matrimony and by consequence the sanctity of family life -- if we stop to reflect, let Us repeat, that these ideals and doctrines of Christ (which are in fact but a portion of the treasury of truth which He left to mankind) were confided by Him to His Church and to her alone for safekeeping, and that He has promised that His aid will never fail her at any time for she is the infallible teacher of His doctrines in every century and before all nations, there is no one who cannot clearly see what a singularly important role the Catholic Church is able to play, and is even called upon to assume, in providing a remedy for the ills which afflict the world today and in leading mankind toward a universal peace.
Because the Church is by divine institution the sole depository and interpreter of the ideals and teachings of Christ, she alone possesses in any complete and true sense the power effectively to combat that materialistic philosophy which has already done and, still threatens, such tremendous harm to the home and to the state. The Church alone can introduce into society and maintain therein the prestige of a true, sound spiritualism, the spiritualism of Christianity which both from the point of view of truth and of its practical value is quite superior to any exclusively philosophical theory. The Church is the teacher and an example of world good-will, for she is able to inculcate and develop in mankind the "true spirit of brotherly love" (St. Augustine, De Moribus Ecclesiae Catholicae, i, 30) and by raising the public estimation of the value and dignity of the individual's soul help thereby to lift us even unto God.
Finally, the Church is able to set both public and private life on the road to righteousness by demanding that everything and all men become obedient to God "Who beholdeth the heart," to His commands, to His laws, to His sanctions. If the teachings of the Church could only penetrate in some such manner as We have described the inner recesses of the consciences of mankind, be they rulers or be they subjects, all eventually would be so apprised of their personal and civic duties and their mutual responsibilities that in a short time "Christ would be all, and in all." (Colossians iii, 11)
Since the Church is the safe and sure guide to conscience, for to her safe-keeping alone there has been confided the doctrines and the promise of the assistance of Christ, she is able not only to bring about at the present hour a peace that is truly the peace of Christ, but can, better than any other agency which We know of, contribute greatly to the securing of the same peace for the future, to the making impossible of war in the future. For the Church teaches (she alone has been given by God the mandate and the right to teach with authority) that not only our acts as individuals but also as groups and as nations must conform to the eternal law of God. In fact, it is much more important that the acts of a nation follow God's law, since on the nation rests a much greater responsibility for the consequences of its acts than on the individual.
When, therefore, governments and nations follow in all their activities, whether they be national or international, the dictates of conscience grounded in the teachings, precepts, and example of Jesus Christ, and which are binding on each and every individual, then only can we have faith in one another's word and trust in the peaceful solution of the difficulties and controversies which may grow out of differences in point of view or from clash of interests. An attempt in this direction has already and is now being made; its results, however, are almost negligible and, especially so, as far as they can be said to affect those major questions which divide seriously and serve to arouse nations one against the other. No merely human institution of today can be as successful in devising a set of international laws which will be in harmony with world conditions as the Middle Ages were in the possession of that true League of Nations, Christianity. It cannot be denied that in the Middle Ages this law was often violated; still it always existed as an ideal, according to which one might judge the acts of nations, and a beacon light calling those who had lost their way back to the safe road.
There exists an institution able to safeguard the sanctity of the law of nations. This institution is a part of every nation; at the same time it is above all nations. She enjoys, too, the highest authority, the fullness of the teaching power of the Apostles. Such an institution is the Church of Christ. She alone is adapted to do this great work, for she is not only divinely commissioned to lead mankind, but moreover, because of her very make-up and the constitution which she possesses, by reason of her age-old traditions and her great prestige, which has not been lessened but has been greatly increased since the close of the War, cannot but succeed in such a venture where others assuredly will fail.
It is apparent from these considerations that true peace, the peace of Christ, is impossible unless we are willing and ready to accept the fundamental principles of Christianity, unless we are willing to observe the teachings and obey the law of Christ, both in public and private life. If this were done, then society being placed at last on a sound foundation, the Church would be able, in the exercise of its divinely given ministry and by means of the teaching authority which results therefrom, to protect all the rights of God over men and nations.
It is possible to sum up all We have said in one word, "the Kingdom of Christ." For Jesus Christ reigns over the minds of individuals by His teachings, in their hearts by His love, in each one's life by the living according to His law and the imitating of His example. Jesus reigns over the family when it, modeled after the holy ideals of the sacrament of matrimony instituted by Christ, maintains unspotted its true character of sanctuary. In such a sanctuary of love, parental authority is fashioned after the authority of God, the Father, from Whom, as a matter of fact, it originates and after which even it is named. (Ephesians iii, 15) The obedience of the children imitates that of the Divine Child of Nazareth, and the whole family life is inspired by the sacred ideals of the Holy Family. Finally, Jesus Christ reigns over society when men recognize and reverence the sovereignty of Christ, when they accept the divine origin and control over all social forces, a recognition which is the basis of the right to command for those in authority and of the duty to obey for those who are subjects, a duty which cannot but ennoble all who live up to its demands. Christ reigns where the position in society which He Himself has assigned to His Church is recognized, for He bestowed on the Church the status and the constitution of a society which, by reason of the perfect ends which it is called upon to attain, must be held to be supreme in its own sphere; He also made her the depository and interpreter of His divine teachings, and, by consequence, the teacher and guide of every other society whatsoever, not of course in the sense that she should abstract in the least from their authority, each in its own sphere supreme, but that she should really perfect their authority, just as divine grace perfects human nature, and should give to them the assistance necessary for men to attain their true final end, eternal happiness, and by that very fact make them the more deserving and certain promoters of their happiness here below.
It is, therefore, a fact which cannot be questioned that the true peace of Christ can only exist in the Kingdom of Christ -- "the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ." It is no less unquestionable that, in doing all we can to bring about the re-establishment of Christ's kingdom, we will be working most effectively toward a lasting world peace.
No Republican naturalist and no Democrat naturalist believes this to be so. Why should they? Conciliar "pontiffs" have spoken endlessly about the ability of "inter-religious dialogue" and international organizations to produce "world peace." No conciliar "pontiff" has exhorted men and their nations to convert with urgency to the Social Reign of Christ the King, thus leaving the naturalists to hatch their endless plans that are just variations of the same semi-Pelagian theme over and over and over again as the bombs fly and the innocent die.
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself has sent us His own Most Blessed Mother to teach us that the path to world peace runs through her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. She explained this Jacinta and Francisco Marto and their cousin Lucia dos Santos in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal, ninety-two years ago this year. We must do all we can to fulfill Our Lady's Fatima Message in our own lives, especially by praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit and by observing the conditions of the Five First Saturday devotions. We may not see the fruit of all this with our own eyes. We must, however, continue to remain steadfast in our fidelity to the true Faith in the Catholic catacombs without making any concessions to conciliarism or its wolves that masquerade as shepherds.
As noted before, peace in the world is the result of individual souls being at peace with God by having His own inner life dwelling within our souls by means of Sanctifying Grace. The price of the purchase of that grace was the shedding of every single drop of the Divine Redeemer's Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross and the Seven Swords of Sorrow that were thrust through and through the Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother. All men need to do is seek out this grace with a spirit of true contrition for their sins and a firm purpose of amendment of their lives as they give acts of thanksgiving to the Blessed Trinity for the great gift of the true Faith that makes it possible for them to scale the heights of sanctity and to live in true peace, that of eternity, with all others, forgiving injuries right readily and seeking justice when it is necessary to do so without malice and in a spirit of perfect equity and proportionality.
The saint we commemorate today, Saint Hilary of Poitiers, would find the naturalism of Hillary Rodham Clinton to be odious. Saint Hilary of Poitiers worked hard in the Fourth Century to combat Arianism in France, which is why he is called the Athanasius of the West, fighting also against the Gallican spirit that was condemned fourteen centuries later by Pope Pius VI in Auctorem Fidei, August 28, 1794. May Saint Hilary help us overcome the naturalism of the world and the Modernism of the counterfeit church of conciliarism as we remain steadfast in defense of the truths of Catholicism as the one and only foundation of personal and social order.
Let us continue to use the path to personal and world peace that is the Immaculate Heart of Mary, out of which her Divine Son's Most Sacred Heart was formed, a Sacred Heart from which we are called to drink fountains of Divine mercy as we seek to view all people and all things and all events at all times and in all of the circumstances of our lives through the eyes of the true Faith, the only means of human salvation and thus the only means of personal and social order.
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.
Saint Hilary of Poitiers, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?