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Friday, 20 October 2017

The Church of the "Star-Spangled Heresy"

The attempted marriage of Christ and Belial: of Truth and Freemasonry

God writes straight with crooked lines. God can even use a neo-modernist like Fr. Antonio Spadaro S.J. to expose heresy and error. So it was when Spadaro published his highly successful article in La Civilta Cattolica. Successful, for the article revealed the depth of the Americanist heresy that has virtually wrecked the Catholic Church in America. The naive still maintain that Fr. Spadaro struck out (as an American might say). However, to the contrary, Fr. Spadaro scored a grand slam with two out in the bottom of the 9th. Spadaro certainly has no intention of excoriating Americanism, but rather a version of neo-con Catholicism that had fused with certain strains of protestantism; both decadent corruptions of true Christianity, placing Nation before Christ. 

The Americanists - amongst them, even members of the hierarchy and  "traditionalists" - struck back with their favourite arguments: the first Amendment and religious liberty are sacrosanct; there is to be a wonderful flowering of religious plurality, Jesus Christ is not to be the King of the United States; politicians are not to render public homage to Christ, to the exclusion of false sects and Jewish perfidy; the Catholic Church is to be thankful for her "growth" (e.g. bricks and mortar)  to the beneficent gift of Masonic "religious liberty", and so on.

Michael Voris put it best: "America at her core, has always been at war with the Catholic Church."

Friends, in all of this there is a great, near universal silence on the social Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ; there is a great silence about Pius XI's encyclical, Quas Primas. 

La Civilta Cattolica - when Jesuits were true Jesuits - contained the following review of Pope Leo XIII's condemnation of Americanism:
“The practical lesson which we must all draw from Leo XIII’s Apostolic Letter is that Catholic principles do not change whether through the passing of years, or the changing of countries, or new discoveries, or motives of utility. They are always the principles that Christ taught, that the Church made known, that Popes and Councils defended, that the Saints loved, that the Doctors demonstrated. As they are, they must be taken or left. Whoever accepts them in all their fullness and strictness is a Catholic; whoever hesitates, staggers, adapts himself to the times, makes compromises, may call himself by what name he will, but before God and the Church he is a rebel and a traitor.”
To conclude with the words of Pope Leo XIII:

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....

 The common welfare, then, urgently demands a return to Him from whom we should never have gone astray; to Him who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life,-and this on the part not only of individuals but of society as a whole. We must restore Christ to this His own rightful possession. All elements of the national life must be made to drink in the Life which proceedeth from Him: legislation, political institutions, education, marriage and family life, capital and labour. Everyone must see that the very growth of civilisation which is so ardently desired depends greatly upon this, since it is fed and grows not so much by material wealth and prosperity, as by the spiritual qualities of morality and virtue.

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