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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Pius XII: abortion and the culture of death are the fruits of materialistic messianism, promoted by capitalism and socialism

And I will say to my soul. the rich man said, Soul, thou hast many good things laid up for many years; take thy ease, eat, drink, be merry. But God said to him, Thou fool, this night do they demand thy soul of thee." (Luke 12; 19-20) 

Over the past few days people have become shocked that pre-natal body parts are removed from living human beings in acts of gruesome, sadistic murder. From what we know, the  person to be murdered is moved into an appropriate position - prior to literally being butchered - so as to ensure the intact removal of the organ in question. Thus to get at desirable body parts, the head may be ripped off, limbs shredded, torn off, crushed etc. All of this is legal. All of this is happening in a country that still claims to be Christian. We should be shocked, but we should not be surprised. 

We must ask ourselves where did this diabolical spirit come from? What is feeding this warped mentality? This fantasy that an earthly paradise will be created, but when in reality a living hell is springing up around us? From whence this grotesque materialism? 

The extermination, the dehumanization of persons does not take place in a vacuum. Abortion, in this case, is an effect. An effect of what?A cause, and it is: Godlessness. And a godlessness manifested in a centuries-long build up of anthropocentric materialist messianism. Its origins are as old as Original Sin itself. But the recent markers are: the paganising Renaissance, the Protestant Revolt, liberalism which gave birth to socialism and capitalism. Karl Marx was correct about one thing: economics does have a profound influence on society. But he was not the only one to think so: so did John Locke. Both of these men have had profound and baneful effects on society with their erroneous doctrines. Vox Cantoris nailed the perversity of traders in human body parts, Stem Express and their "Nazi-esque" ilk: "abortion is a big business". Yes, the destruction of the human person, reduced to an object is the result when economics is divorced from the moral guidance of the Church. We start with (e.g.) the despicable coal mines of 19th century Wales and onwards without any repentance and conversion to 2015: and here we are, slaughtering babies wholesale (literally) for profit. 

The great Pius XII had these somber words, when he linked to the evils of Marxist socialism, its insidious and much more seductive twin, capitalism. The holy pope wrote: 

This materialism is not confined to that condemned philosophy which dictates the policies and economy of a large segment of mankind. It rages also in a love of money which creates ever greater havoc as modern enterprises expand, and which, unfortunately, determines many of the decisions which weigh heavy on the life of the people. It finds expression in the cult of the body, in excessive desire for comforts, and in flight from all the austerities of life. It encourages scorn for human life, even for life which is destroyed before seeing the light of day.

We see the prophetic pope predicting the expansion of sexual license and the cult of nudism (todays explosion of pornography and paedophila - naturally, right up to the highest levels of business and government), the constant pandering for the soft life, and the vile evil of abortion (the culture of death). All this in 1957! What would he say today? 

The saintly Pope continued: 

 This materialism is present in the unrestrained search for pleasure, which flaunts itself shamelessly and tries, through reading matter and entertainments, to seduce souls which are still pure. It shows itself in lack of interest in one's brother, in selfishness which crushes him, in justice which deprives him of his rights -- in a word, in that concept of life which regulates everything exclusively in terms of material prosperity and earthly satisfactions.

This often overlooked aspect of capitalism (a financial system based on money manipulation and fractional reserve banking) is that it too, along with Marxism (and a definition is needed here: atheism, dialectical materialism and class warfare), advocates this anthropocentric materialist messianism, with its "concept of life" on "material prosperity and earthly satisfactions".  

Catholics would do well to re-read the congregation of the doctrine of the faith's condemnation of the "theology of Liberation". In it, the man who would be Pope, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, condemns both Marxist socialism and capitalism. He concludes with the words of Pope Paul VI's Credo, warning us of the grave dangers of building a technical materialistic paradise (a horizontal "Christianity' devoid of Cross). And both Marxist and capitalist despise the cross. Both preach selfishness and self-fulfillment; Our Lord teaches self-denial and the taking up of the Cross. 

Pope Paul declared in his Credo:

27. We confess that the Kingdom of God begun here below in the Church of Christ is not of this world whose form is passing, and that its proper growth cannot be confounded with the progress of civilization, of science or of human technology, but that it consists in an ever more profound knowledge of the unfathomable riches of Christ, an ever stronger hope in eternal blessings, an ever more ardent response to the love of God, and an ever more generous bestowal of grace and holiness among men. But it is this same love which induces the Church to concern herself constantly about the true temporal welfare of men. Without ceasing to recall to her children that they have not here a lasting dwelling, she also urges them to contribute, each according to his vocation and his means, to the welfare of their earthly city, to promote justice, peace and brotherhood among men, to give their aid freely to their brothers, especially to the poorest and most unfortunate. The deep solicitude of the Church, the Spouse of Christ, for the needs of men, for their joys and hopes, their griefs and efforts, is therefore nothing other than her great desire to be present to them, in order to illuminate them with the light of Christ and to gather them all in Him, their only Savior. This solicitude can never mean that the Church conform herself to the things of this world, or that she lessen the ardor of her expectation of her Lord and of the eternal Kingdom.

Needless to say, the Vicars of Our Lord were scorned and dismissed. We are now living the punishment meted by an angry God on a sinful and disobedient people. We should be prepared: is a war in the offing? War is the punishment for sin. And we need to be severely punished.  Jesus Christ will not be mocked. His Mother cannot hold back His arm forever. But far, far worse than war is the visitation upon the Church of unfaithful pastors. This, according to St. John Eudes, is a particular punishment that Christ sends to scourge His Church. 

1 comment:

Lawrence and Susan Fox said...

Well Done. Well Done! Thank you. Apparently Pope Benedict also said the Church won't recover until it is completely driven underground. Meanwhile, steps are being taken to prepare people for the New Evangelization for when we can come out of hiding. My voice drops lower: In secret caves in Denver, a few blocks from my house, there is a theology school called the Augustine Institute ... It is preparing people for the New Evangelization. God bless you. Susan Fox