From October 18th – 20th, University of Notre Dame hosted a Symposium convened under the theme: “Reclaiming the Church for the Catholic Imagination” (whatever in the Hell that’s supposed to mean).
The USCCB Committee on Doctrine co-sponsored the event, which may explain why it sounds so much more like an offering of Mother Goose than that of Mother Church.
Among the speakers that addressed the Symposium was Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia whose presentation has been blazing quite a trail on social media over the last several days.
As expected, the address is being met with much applause from Chaput’s neo-conservative fan base – with some hailing it as a pivotal moment for Catholic citizens of the United States, and others as an exercise in episcopal bravery.
In reality, it is nothing of the kind.
That’s not to say that Chaput’s address isn’t noteworthy – it is, but only insofar as it testifies to the putrid state of the post-conciliar hierarchy, their collective lack of Catholic vision, and their utter inability to effectively address the needs of an increasingly godless society.
The broader culture here in the United States, just as in many other places throughout the world, is quickly deteriorating into a wasteland of immorality, violence and injustice.
With this in mind, the rhetorical question asked by Archbishop Chaput in his address is an important one: How did we get here?
His answer merits our closest attention:
Many of us Catholics are largely assimilated to, and digested by, a culture that bleaches out strong religious convictions in the name of liberal tolerance and dulls our longings for the supernatural with a river of practical atheism in the form of consumer goods.
So far so good!
Let’s talk about “strong religious convictions” and “supernatural longings” then, shall we?
“Thus the empire of our Redeemer embraces all men. To use the words of Our immortal predecessor, Pope Leo XIII: ‘His empire includes not only Catholic nations, not only baptized persons who, though of right belonging to the Church, have been led astray by error, or have been cut off from her by schism, but also all those who are outside the Christian faith; so that truly the whole of mankind is subject to the power of Jesus Christ.’” (cf Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas)
Fine, Christ reigns over every individual. Not even the heretics can argue with that, but what about society itself? What about nations, and associations, and families and the like?
“Nor is there any difference in this matter between the individual and the family or the State; for all men, whether collectively or individually, are under the dominion of Christ. In him is the salvation of the individual, in him is the salvation of society.” (ibid.)
OK, but what about heads of State and other civic leaders who are called to serve Christian and non-Christian citizens alike?
“Not only private individuals but also rulers and princes are bound to give public honor and obedience to Christ.” (ibid.)
These, my friends, are not just “strong religious convictions” and “supernatural longings;” they are objective, immutable truths that are inextricably linked to the mission of the Holy Catholic Church. They are the key to solving all of society’s problems, and the Successors to the Apostles have a solemn duty to preach them, in season and out.
Why, then, are men like Archbishop Chaput unwilling to do so?
To borrow his manner of speaking, they have been “bleached out” of the mouths of post-conciliar prelates in exchange for the conciliatory language of “liberal tolerance.”
Speaking at Notre Dame just weeks earlier at the Tocqueville Lecture on Religious Liberty, Chaput said of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton:
I presume that both [Clinton and Trump]… intend well and have a reasonable level of personal decency behind their public images.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Archbishop Charles Chaput presumes that Hillary Clinton – a woman whose party is actively engaged in fomenting a “revolution” in Christ’s Church, and who is rabidly determined to promote the mutilation of babies in their mother’s womb – “intends well and has a reasonable level of personal decency.”
And he is so convinced of this that he chose to make his presumptions known publicly. (For the record, he has no business citing the “personal decency” of either one!)
Now you tell me – is this a man with “strong religious convictions” and “supernatural longings,” or is this a man so spiritually blind that he cannot see the hypocrisy of dealing in precisely the “liberal tolerance” he calls others to resist?
To be fair, Chaput certainly isn’t alone.
“Liberal tolerance” has come to infect nearly every last member of the sacred hierarchy – including the popes – since it was formally espoused in various ways at Vatican II; not the least of which includes the Council’s treatment of religious liberty.
Having adopted the American pluralistic approach, our churchmen not only tolerate falsehood; they treat it like it’s an equal to the truth. They speak as if the one true Faith established by Christ enjoys no more rights and prerogatives in society than the many false religions of the world.
These men no longer conduct themselves according to the belief that the Holy Roman Catholic Church is the very soul of society (cf Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei), much less are they willing to call the State to account for its duty to defer to the Sovereign Rights of Christ the King.
This is the reason why human society is withering right before our very eyes, but men like Charles Chaput simply have not the ability to diagnose the fatal illness that has befallen us.
While Chaput rightly finds cause to criticize “America’s cultural and political elite” who only pay lip service to “equality, opportunity and justice,” he does so saying:
They behave like a privileged class with an authority based on their connections and skills. And supported by sympathetic media, they’re remaking the country into something very different from anything most of us remember or the Founders imagined.
This, my friends, isn’t Holy Mother Church speaking through a Successor to the Apostles; this is the Council speaking through an Americanist prelate who does not embrace immutable Catholic doctrine concerning the Social Kingship of Christ.
Chaput evidently believes that a nation ordered as “the Founders imagined” is the pathway to “equality, opportunity and justice,” but is it really?
The Founders, in the Declaration of Independence, insisted that a government acting upon “a decent respect to the opinions of mankind … deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” makes for a State well-ordered for the promotion of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
[For a more detailed examination of the anti-Catholic nature of the Founders’ vision, see HERE.]
The Holy Catholic Church, by contrast, rejects the notion that governments and rulers derive their power from the people; rather, she insists that “all public power must proceed from God; for He alone is the true and supreme Lord of the world.” (cf Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei)
And not just any god, mind you (e.g., the generic “Nature’s God” of the Founders), but rather the one true God whose only begotten Son has received “all authority in Heaven and on earth.” (cf Mt. 28:18)
As for the true pathway to “equality, opportunity and justice,” the Holy Catholic Church insists:
“When once men recognize, both in private and in public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace and harmony.” (cf Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas)
As for respect for “the opinions of mankind,” Catholic common sense alone is enough to tell us that is precisely how we got here.
Not surprisingly, however, sense such as this is evidently incompatible with the liberal tolerance that leads one to publicly extol Hillary Clinton’s personal decency and good will.
So, if immutable doctrine and Catholic common sense isn’t the lens through which men like Charles Chaput view the world, what is?
At this, we have come to the heart of Chaput’s address to the “Reclaiming the Church for the Catholic Imagination” Symposium and the solitary valuable insight it provides for those who are interested in discerning the vaunted “sings of the times” through a truly Catholic lens:
Even the so-called “best and brightest” in the post-conciliar hierarchy are ultimately nothing more than leaders of what, since Vatican Council II, has effectively become just one more Protestant denomination among many.
Chaput makes this all-too-evident when he turns his attention to “what we need to do.”
Too many of us have welcomed the good news of Vatican II without carving its demand for conversion onto the stone of our hearts … If we want to reclaim who we are as a Church, if we want to renew the Catholic imagination, we need to begin, in ourselves and in our local parishes …
Did you get that? The good news of Vatican II…
Even if unintentionally, these words were very well-chosen indeed.
Our post-conciliar churchmen (many, no doubt, in ignorance) have set aside the Gospel of Jesus Christ – the authentic “good news” expounded upon with piercing clarity by the popes and councils of tradition – in exchange for the pseudo good news of Vatican II.
And make no mistake, these are two very different things.
The former insists upon the Sovereign Rights of Christ the King; placing emphasis on Him as the “true Light that enlightens every man” (cf John 1:9) and He who alone can lead all men, societies, and nations on the way of perfection.
The latter, by contrast, insists upon the rights of man and respect for his opinions; placing emphasis on his supposed ability to dispense power to those in civil authority in such way as to perfect the society in which they live.
The fundamental difference between the two is to be found in the warning issued at Fatima by Our Lady and commented upon by Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, the future Pope Pius XII, when he said:
“The Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God.”
More subtly, however, the problem with Chaput’s worldview can be understood in terms of his failure to recognize the Church for who she truly is, which is an extension of his failure to recognize Christ as Sovereign and King.
As his prescription for “reclaiming who we are as a Church” makes plain, Chaput evidently sees the Church as a collection of individual believers who, if only they get serious about the business of personal holiness, will somehow move the direction of society by urging those in civil authority to govern according to the Divine Law from the bottom up.
Now, this may be a wonderful theory, but it’s a denial of reality.
It is a manner of thinking that is tantamount to a rejection of both the hierarchical structure of the Church and the hierarchical structure of human society as established by God Himself.
In other words, power and authority simply do not flow from the bottom up. Period.
It is also a denial of the reality of the Church as more than just a collection of individual believers, but rather as the Mystical Body of Christ and she who speaks and rules in the voice, and with the all-encompassing authority, of Christ the King; i.e., it is she who presses those in civil authority to order all things rightly with a power that flows from the top down.
To be very clear, let it be said that the “call to holiness” (often misrepresented as a “breakthrough” of Vatican II when, in fact, anyone who has ever read the Bible knows better) is real and it’s important. Striving for sanctity is, in fact, the duty of every individual person.
That said, it isn’t synonymous with the mission of the Church.
Archbishop Chaput apparently doesn’t grasp as much, which is presumably why he went on to insist:
The “new evangelization” is fundamentally not so different from the “old evangelization.” It begins with personal witness and action, and with sincere friendships among committed Catholics…
Like the rest of his post-conciliar brothers, Chaput seems to have lost all sense of the mission of the Church; namely, to Christianize the nations and to call all men – and perhaps even especially those who exercise civil authority in the various nations – to account for their obligations toward Christ the King and the Divine Law that comes to us from Him through His Holy Catholic Church. (Once again, the epitome of power rightly ordered from the top down.)
This is the very nature and purpose of the “old evangelization” (better known as actual evangelization); the “new” is but a protestant imposter.
Archbishop Chaput’s advocacy for the latter, though apparent enough already, is further evidenced by the following assertion:
Losing people who are members of the Church in name only is an imaginary loss. It may in fact be more honest for those who leave and healthier for those who stay. We should be focused on commitment, not numbers or institutional throw-weight.
We shouldn’t focus on “institutional throw-weight”?
Though I suspect that he is far too disoriented to even realize it, Chaput is belittling the Social Reign of Our Lord; as if to concede that institutions will do what institutions will do and Christ has no say in the temporal affairs of man.
In reality, Chaput is essentially insisting that the Church need not be concerned with the degree to which she effectively safeguards the common good as she insists upon the Sovereign Rights of her Founder, Christ the King, in the face of those earthly rulers who would dare to encroach upon them.
At this, it is high time for us to dispense with the widespread and idiotic suggestion that a “smaller, more faithful Church” is something we should welcome.
It is, in fact, a grave insult to Jesus Christ to suggest that “numbers” don’t matter.
Those numbers aren’t just numbers; they represent the souls for whom Our Lord laid down His life! It was He, after all, who charged His Church with the mission of baptizing the nations – all of them.
The Church, therefore, must be focused on “numbers” and on faithfulness and on what Archbishop Chaput flippantly dismisses as “institutional throw-weight.”
As for the departure of Catholics in name only, if that happened, there’d be hardly a bishop left!
In conclusion, I am reminded of Fatima once more…
In his 850-page magnum opus, The Third Secret, Brother Michael of the Holy Trinity wrote:
Having reached the end of our inquiry, we are able to discern, with near certainty, the essential elements of our Lady’s final secret: While ‘in Portugal, the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved,’ in many nations, perhaps in almost the entire world, the Faith will be lost.
The pastors of the Church will fail gravely in the duties of their office.
Through their fault, consecrated souls and the faithful in great number will let themselves be seduced by pernicious errors spread everywhere.
This will be the time of the decisive battle between the Blessed Virgin and the Devil. A wave of diabolical disorientation will be hurled over the world. Satan will introduce himself even to the highest summit of the Church. He will blind the minds and harden the hearts of pastors. And God will deliver them to themselves as a chastisement for their refusal to obey the requests of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This will be the great apostasy predicted for the ‘last times’; ‘the False Lamb’ and ‘False Prophet’ will betray the Church to the profit of ‘the Beast,’ according to the prophecy of the Apocalypse.”
The “smaller Church” is already here, folks, and it is “smaller” for one reason and one reason alone; a lack of faithfulness on the part of her pastors.
If Archbishop Chaput deserves any credit at all, it is for making it plain that the days of apostasy are most surely upon us.
No more “conservatives”
Break on through to the Traddie side. You can do it.
Fantastic article, Mr. V.
Chaput is speaking, as you note above, an Americanist (and protestant) prelate rather than a Successor to the Apostles. The Americanism Heresy, condemned by Pope Leo XIII in 1899, is followed perfectly here by the Archbishop.
Do any of our prelates realize that if Hillary is elected we will lose anything that remains “Catholic” in our country? Trump may not be perfect, but he has all the right enemies as stated here on aka Catholic back in March.
Here is an excellent sermon. “Should I vote for Cyrus or Antiochus? Trump or Hillary?”
Thanks, Louie, for making all that clear. I’m sure that if I, a dummy, were sitting in the audience I wouldn’t have caught any of that. Why can’t everyone speak as clearly as Pope St. Pius X? The truth is not that complicated. Jesus, Himself, spoke clearly. The 10 commandments are clear. The Baltimore Catechism is clear. Everything must be so difficult for these guys to say and then to actually believe themselves. It’s such a flowery bunch of wordy struggle. I love how Our Lady chose the simple to speak to, Melanie, Maxim, Bernadette, Lucia, Francisco, Jacinta. Why don’t these guys realize how truly free they would be if they just let their yes mean yes and their no mean no? Perhaps, like the children that I mentioned, they would not have happiness in this world, but they would share in God’s Everlasting Happiness in Heaven.
By the way I love how you incorporate Fatima in almost all your writings lately.
After all, it IS all about Fatima. Keep telling us that because the controlled opposition continues to slam the book closed on her.
By the way, Commandment 1:
I Am The Lord thy God, thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.
You quoted the Archbishop as saying: “Losing people who are members of the Church in name only is an imaginary loss.”
I was struck by the casualness and cold-heartedness of such a remark… Is a soul “imaginary? ” I hope for his sake it was a mistake. For God seems to require much more from leaders:
“Again, if a righteous man turns from his righteousness (right doing and right standing with God) and some gift or providence which I lay before him he perverts into an occasion to sin and he commits iniquity, he shall die; because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered, but his blood will I require at your hand.”
Turning away from the truth after receiving it is a frightful thing; how can a bishop seem so indifferent to his mission?
Michael F Poulin
James 5:19-20 My brethren, if any of you err from the truth, and one convert him: He must know that he who causeth a sinner to be converted from the error of his way, shall save his soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins.
Council of Trent
On Justification Ch XV.
” That, by every mortal sin, grace is lost, but not faith.
In opposition also to the subtle wits of certain men, who, by pleasing speeches and good words, seduce the hearts of the innocent, it is to be maintained, that the received grace of Justification is lost, not only by infidelity whereby even faith itself is lost, but also by any other mortal sin whatever, though faith be not lost; thus defending the doctrine of the divine law, which excludes from the kingdom of God not only the unbelieving, but the faithful also (who are) fornicators, adulterers, effeminate, liers with mankind, thieves, covetous, drunkards, railers, extortioners, and all others who commit deadly sins; from which, with the help of divine grace, they can refrain, and on account of which they are separated from the grace of Christ. ”
No need to “re-imagine” a Church – just stick to the original plan -dippity doo dah…
I feel confident that Archbishop Chaput wasn’t meaning that he didn’t care about the souls of those Catholics in name only. Rather, he was referring to the numbers in the Church, that he’d rather there be a smaller number of genuine, practicing Catholics making up the Church than great numbers of those who do not know or live the Faith. I believe he’s said this recently.
“What think you? If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them should go astray: doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the mountains, and go to seek that which is gone astray?”
Chaput is a “company man” and I don’t mean the company of Christ the King.
Given that it is his job to turn lukewarm CINOs into genuine practicing Catholics, it struck me as odd a statement from a bishop that says in effect: “don’t let the Church door hit your ass on the way out.” The bishops themselves created the hordes of CINO’s by their lack of teaching, lack of faithfulness, and their sinful behavior, and now we get a statement from the same that surely means “to Hell with you.”
The good news of Vatican II ?
TESTEM BENEVOLENTIAE NOSTRAE
Concerning New Opinions, Virtue, Nature And Grace, With Regard To Americanism
Pope Leo XIII
“…The underlying principle of these new opinions is that, in order to more easily attract those who differ from her, the Church should shape her teachings more in accord with the spirit of the age and relax some of her ancient severity and make some concessions to new opinions. Many think that these concessions should be made not only in regard to ways of living, but even in regard to doctrines which belong to the deposit of the faith. They contend that it would be opportune, in order to gain those who differ from us, to omit certain points of her teaching which are of lesser importance, and to tone down the meaning which the Church has always attached to them. It does not need many words, beloved son, to prove the falsity of these ideas if the nature and origin of the doctrine which the Church proposes are recalled to mind. The Vatican Council says concerning this point: “For the doctrine of faith which God has revealed has not been proposed, like a philosophical invention to be perfected by human ingenuity, but has been delivered as a divine deposit to the Spouse of Christ to be faithfully kept and infallibly declared. Hence that meaning of the sacred dogmas is perpetually to be retained which our Holy Mother, the Church, has once declared, nor is that meaning ever to be departed from under the pretense or pretext of a deeper comprehension of them.” —Constitutio de Fide Catholica, Chapter iv.
As one who prayed and studied his way into the Catholic Church, I’m inclined to believe God honors the desire of a sincere heart. By the grace of God my eyes were opened to His Truth because I looked for it. There was no priest, bishop, religious or even a faithful Catholic lay person to guide me. I was a Protestant. You are right in saying that many neglect the duties of their vocations, but I believe anyone in the Church – even is these dark days – will find Truth and obey it if that’s what he desires in his heart. And isn’t that how God will judge each of us?
Thanks Louie. You have identified the unfortunate passiveness in Bishop Chaput’s remarks. Passiveness is not what our Lord was all about. Proclaiming the truth from the rooftops is more like it and let the chips (grace) fall where they may.
The Vatican is preparing for the celebration of Luther’s “reformation” in 2017. Which one of our wonderful Cardinals will say “Enough is enough. I’m out of here.” Are they all Judases?
I can’t share your confidence. After all, he is a true believer in the errors of Vatican II and as a supporter of them, it cannot be said that he is interested in any genuine, practicing Catholics actually existing. He himself either does not know the genuine faith or has rejected it in favor of the Protestant sect born in that council.
Americanism, Modernism, and Universalism are the unholy trinity of the Conciliar church.
It is the Catholic religion that has been and is being “remade into something very different from anything handed down” from Christ and from Tradition.
Yet, he rues that the house built on the revolution against Christ and His one, true Church, is living up to its own creed.
Louie, you have an extraordinary ability to juxtapose current events, statements and writings of the clergy and their errors with the true teaching of the Church.
The problem is the Conciliar Church leaders are not interested in any of the writings of past popes nor the perennial teachings of the Church that serve to refute the errors of Modernism and Marxist-inspired social action.
That more Catholics cannot see that since Vatican Council II, the Church has “effectively become just one more Protestant denomination among many” is a testament to how powerful the principalities, powers and rulers of darkness have destroyed minds, hearts and souls.
What is truly appalling is the fact that the hierarchy have no regard for the salvation of souls. Chaput’s remark that “Losing people who are members of the Church in name only is an imaginary loss” makes this clear enough.
Archbishop Chaput is a NEOCON.
NEOCONS are NOT the Real Deal. NEOCONS are barely to the Right of Billary.
The diocese (die-o-cease) that I grew up in, Springfield Massachusetts, has closed about 53 churches in the last 30 years, and was/ is a hotbed of homo-predator priests. The Church I was baptized in is now a mosque. Yeah! More Vatican II! That’s the ticket! Gee… I wonder if there’s a connection?
And yet, we Catholics who know better, continue to lead to Hell those who who dont know better, by letting them believe that the apostate bergoglio is actually the “pope” and therefore the vicar of Christ Himself. Do you trads actually see what you are doing by accepting the arch heretic bergoglio as a Catholic pope? Your refusal to denounce him as a Catholic, and therefore a pope, is helping the cause of satan,
Amen. The true Faith has everything in it. It’s perfect. But the pope, bishops priests, etc., keep straining to get rid of more and ore of it. Their false religion is abhorrent.
To write well and speak well is mere vanity if one does not live well.
St Bridget of Sweden
rich–Haven’t you heard the latest from the Vatican. Bergoglio has announced that he is now Lutheran and will canonize Martin Luther as head of the true Christian church. I hope it’s true. Become a Lutheran and leave the real Catholics alone.
I didnt hear that but nothing surprises me anymore regarding this evil man. I did hear that he actually didnt want to celebrate “mass” in Sweden because he felt that if he did he wasnt being a true ecuminist (no joke…im totally serious). For some reason he changed his mind (more likely his advisers changed his mind) and will celebrate it. However the fact remains that a supposed CATHOLIC pope thought that celebrating mass (as useless and invalid as the novus ordo mass likely is) was NOT the thing to do. Outrageous.
Bergoglio MUST be denounced on a daily basis by all who proclaim to be Catholic. This dancing around the obvious, by people who I am sure are good Catholics, is (as I said above) leading souls to hell. If the Catholics who know better lend this piece of filth credence then those who dont know better will accept every evil thing that comes out of his mouth that much more readily.
Complementary notes from “Spiritual Journey” by Archbishop Lefebvre:
“￼The seeking after Christian sanctity in Jesus Christ and by Jesus Christ is not optional. “Elegit nos, in Ipso ante mundi constitutionern, ut essemus sancti ‑ He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy” (Eph 1:4).
No human creature can escape this absolute necessity in order to arrive at salvation. All of Scripture demonstrates this. And Our Lord, by Whom all things were made, instituted the Church, the State and the family to contribute, each according to his nature, to the sanctification of souls by Jesus Christ.
The liberty that God gives us is essentially directed as its final end towards Truth and Goodness by the law of Charity. We are not free to love or to not love God, the Holy Trinity and our neighbor. Liberty is correlative to the law of love and of charity.
God took care to give us His laws by His Word. These are divine laws entirely inspired by the Spirit of Charity, the Holy Ghost. The laws of the Church, of the State, and of the family, should be conformed to these divine laws and thus come to the aid of souls tempted by error and sin. Thus they help them to convert to the only Physician: Jesus Christ, Truth and Sanctity.
(To unbind souls from obedience to the laws of civil society, which are but the application of divine laws, and make of this liberation a natural right, is a crime of rebellion vis-a-vis God, vis-a-vis Our Lord. The laicization of Catholic states and their “liberation” from all religion is the crime of apostasy, which cries out for vengeance when one calculates the consequences for the loss of souls. Freedom of worship, and the ecumenism which encourages it, are a “delirium” as Pope. Gregory XVI said in his encyclical Mirari vos.)”
Bishop de Galarreta, SSPX:
“Archbishop Lefebvre used to say to us, They Have Dethroned Him. Yes, they systematically disregarded the primacy and the royalty of Our Lord, His rights, the rights of God. They are for human rights. The denial of the rights of God with the declaration of the rights of man. They dethroned Our Lord in Himself, in His rights by freedom of conscience, by freedom of thought, by the freedom to sin, by freedom of worship, by religious freedom. He has truly been dethroned. But they also dethroned Our Lord in His Church through ecumenism, for if Christ is king, the Church is the queen. And they dethroned Our Lord in His Vicar and in His bishops by collegiality and by the demolition, ultimately, of all authority.”
“He must be the King of our intellects and of our thoughts because He is the truth. Jesus Christ is the Truth, because He is God.
Is then Our Lord Jesus Christ truly King of our thoughts? Is it He who truly orients all of our thoughts, our reflections, our intellectual life, in the life of our Faith? Is it truly Our Lord Jesus Christ Who is the light of our intellects? Is He King of our wills?
He is the Law. If the Tablets of the Law were found in the Ark of the Covenant in the Old Testament, they represented precisely Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who today is found in our tabernacles. But today with a tremendous superiority have we the Law in our tabernacles, in our “arks of the covenant.” It is no longer the cold stones of the Old Testament but rather it is Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself Who is the Law. The Word of God is the Law by Whom all has been made, in Whom all things have been created. He is the Law not only of souls, of minds, of wills, but He is the Law of all nature. All the laws which we discover in nature come from Our Lord Jesus Christ – come from the Word of God. It suffices to consider that all creatures follow with incomparable fidelity the laws of God, that they follow physical laws, chemical laws, and all the laws of vegetative nature, of animal nature. These laws are followed impeccably.
And we, too, must follow in a diligent manner, in a free manner, the laws of God inscribed in our hearts. It is precisely due to our liberty that we must attach ourselves to this law which is the path of our happiness, the way to eternal life.”
“If we have Him as our King here on earth, then we shall have Him as our King for all eternity.
Beseech the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph today, not only for us, but for our families, for all those who surround us, that they may come to the light of Our Lord Jesus Christ, that they recognize evil, and also for those who do not obey Him or who have withdrawn themselves from Him. Have pity on all these souls who do not know the King of Love and of Glory, in Whom we have the happiness to believe, in Whom we have the happiness to love. Beseech Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph to convert all these souls to Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King.”
As Theresa said in the comment section on this “voxcantor” blog, we must say more Rosaries for brave people like (Louie Verrecchio and) Dr. Pieczenik who speaks to us in this video here: