Skip to comments.Catholic Prophecy [Why some Catholics anticipate the return of Monarchy]
Posted on 11/13/2011 5:02:38 PM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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This is one of the best summaries of their thinking on the matter and the prophecies that under-gird the continued presence of dyed in the wool monarchists even here in the USA. This author apparently lives in Missouri.
“It’s no matter though, because in a very short time Evangelicalism will no longer exist. For that matter, neither will any Protestant denomination or sect. All of the pluralism we see in Christianity today will soon be extinct.”
Can’t happen soon enough.
If you’ve never read the Catholic prophecies regarding the Great Monarch and the Great Pope who will precede Anti-Christ, this is worth taking a moment to consider, if for no other reason than to understand the worldview of some of our fellow Catholics who, even here in the USA, seem fixated on a return to Monarchy.
Me? I won’t do well in a Monarchy. I come from humble stock, and am too beholden to the American ideal that all are created equal.
I think you misunderstand Catholic monarchy. It does not violate the principle that all men are created equal. Don’t confuse ‘divine right monarchy’ (which is NOT a Catholic thing) with traditional Christian monarchy. A Christian monarch is expected to defend the rights and freedoms of his people. He’s a servant.
I am one of those Catholics of whom you speak. Thank you for posting this wonderful article.
**When the time for the Advent of the Antichrist approaches, peoples minds will grow cloudy from carnal passions, and dishonour and lawlessness will grow stronger. Then the world will become unrecognisable. Peoples appearances will change, and it will be impossible to distinguish men from women due to there shamelessness in dress and style of hair. These people will be cruel and will be like wild animals because of the temptations of the Antichrist. There will be no respect for parents or elders, love will disappear, and Christian pastors, bishops, and priests will become vain men, completely failing to distinguish the right hand way from the left. At that time the morals and traditions of Christians and the Church will change. People will abandon modesty, and dissipation will reign. Falsehood and greed will attain great proportions, and woe to those who pile up treasures. Lust, adultery, homosexuality, secret deeds and murder will rule in society.
— St. Nilus, 430 AD**
Are we there yet? </saec off
Thank you.You beat me to it.
Friday, February 12, 2010
(FrontPageMag.Com) - When the US-led coalition invaded Iraq in March 2003, few would have imagined that the move might lead to the formation of an alliance between the radical Left and hard-line Islamists in Western Europe. But this is precisely what happened."enemy of my enemy is my friend" ideology. What you may not be familiar with is how well the Marxist world has adopted this ideology as it's own. Russian friendliness with radical Islamic regimes (such as Iran for example) is an old story going all the way back to the days of the Soviet Union. While this remains a continual threat today, the real danger at this time has little to do with the old communist state. The real danger is rising in Europe.
In this month's election for a new European Parliament, voters in several European Union countries, notably France and Britain, are offered common lists of Islamist and leftist candidates, often hidden under bland labels.
Europe's moribund extreme Left has found a new lease on life thanks to hundreds of young Muslim militants recruited from the poor suburbs of Paris and the Islamic ghettos of northern England.
The Islamist groups, for their part, are learning many tricks from the Left about how to exploit the inevitable weaknesses of an open society...
read full story here
After the year 1900, toward the middle of the 20th century, the people of that time will become unrecognisable. When the time for the Advent of the Antichrist approaches, peoples minds will grow cloudy from carnal passions, and dishonour and lawlessness will grow stronger. Then the world will become unrecognisable. Peoples appearances will change, and it will be impossible to distinguish men from women due to there shamelessness in dress and style of hair. These people will be cruel and will be like wild animals because of the temptations of the Antichrist. There will be no respect for parents or elders, love will disappear, and Christian pastors, bishops, and priests will become vain men, completely failing to distinguish the right hand way from the left. At that time the morals and traditions of Christians and the Church will change. People will abandon modesty, and dissipation will reign. Falsehood and greed will attain great proportions, and woe to those who pile up treasures. Lust, adultery, homosexuality, secret deeds and murder will rule in society. - St. Nilus, AD 430
"This prince shall extend his dominion over the entire universe. At the same time there will be a Great Pope, who will be the most eminent in sanctity and most perfect in every quality. This Pope shall have with him the Great Monarch, a most virtuous man, who shall be a scion of the holy race of the French kings. This Great Monarch will assist the Pope in the reformation of the whole earth. Many princes and nations that are living in error and impiety shall be converted, and an admirable peace shall reign among men during many years because the wrath of God shall be appeased through repentance, penance and good works. There will be one common law, one only faith, one baptism, one religion. All nations shall recognize the Holy See of Rome, and shall pay homage to the Pope. But after some considerable time fervor shall cool, iniquity shall abound, and moral corruption shall become worse than ever, which shall bring upon mankind the last and worst persecution of Antichrist and the end of the world" - St. Caesar of Arles (Caesarius), AD 470-543
"There will be a great prodigy which will fill the world with awe. But this prodigy will be preceded by the triumph of a revolution during which the Church will go through ordeals that are beyond description." - Pope Pius IX, AD 1846-1878
"God will punish the world when men have devised marvelous inventions that will lead them to forget God. They will have horseless carriages; they will fly like birds." - Blessed Bernardt Rembordt, AD 1689-1793
I saw one of my successors taking to flight over the bodies of his brethren. He will take refuge in disguise somewhere, and after a short retirement he will die a cruel death. The present wickedness of the world is only the beginning of sorrows which must take place before the end of the world. - St. Pius X, AD 1903-1914
"The Pope will be forced to flee, followed by four cardinals. He will find refuge in Cologne." - Sister Helena Walraff, AD 1790
In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered. - Pope Leo XIII, AD 1903
"After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, we saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: Penance, Penance, Penance!'. And we saw in an immense light that is God: something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it' a Bishop dressed in White we had the impression that it was the Holy Father'. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God." - The Children of Fatima, AD 1917
"Europe will be afflicted by horrable punishments, when the papal chair is empty. Wickedness, spitefulness and slandering will provoke a small nation, that will set on the fire by killing a prince. Seven realms will rise against the bird with two heads and the bird with one head."......"In east and west a large struggle will be, which destroys many humans." ......"Powerless humans will watch this. Four years and five months the riot will take. famine, epidemics and plague will cause more victims than the war." ..."The time will come, when you neither can buy nor sell. Bread will be assigned and marked. The seas will color themselves with blood. ...The carriages will drive without horses, fiery dragons will fly through the air and belch fire and sulfur, destroy cities and villages." ....."The winner carries a cross on the breast; and between the seven cities with the seven towers the decision takes place. There is a crucifix between two lime trees. The war will begin, when the ears fully lean, but reaching his highest point, when the cherry trees flower for the second time." - Saint Padre Pio, AD 1918
Watch the sun and moon and the stars of Heaven - when they appear to be unduly disturbed and restless, know that the day is not far away.......The Divine Judgment shall strike them like a thunderbolt!......'Hurricanes of fire will pour forth from the clouds and spread over the entire earth! Storms, bad weather, thunderbolts and earthquakes will cover the earth for two days. An uninterrupted rain of fire will take place! It will begin during a very cold night.........This catastrophe shall come upon the earth like a flash of lightning at which moment the light of the morning sun shall be replaced by black darkness! No one shall leave the house or look out of a window from that moment on. I Myself shall come amidst thunder and lightning.......'On that day, as soon as complete darkness has set in, no one shall leave the house or look out of the window. The darkness shall last a day and a night, followed by another day and a night, and another day - but on the night following, the stars will shine again, and on the next morning the sun shall rise again, and it will be springtime - Saint Padre Pio, AD 1918
"Before I come as the just judge, I am coming first as the King of Mercy. Before the day of justice arrives, there will be given to people a sign in the heavens of this sort: "All light in the heavens will be extinguished, and there will be great darkness over the whole earth. Then the sign of the cross will be seen in the sky, and from the openings where the hands and the feet of the Savior were nailed will come forth great lights which will light up the earth for a period of time. This will take place shortly before the last day. " - Saint Faustina, AD 1937
Pray .pray much, especially for the conversion of sinners Humanity has not heeded my Blessed Mother who appeared at Fatima, to exhort everyone to pentience. Now I have come, in this last hour to admonish the world. The times are grave. Men should do penance for their sins I am near. The earth will tremble and will suffer. It will be terrific. A minor judgement. For those who are not in a state of grace it will be frightful. The angels of my justice are now scattered across the world. Men do not listen to my calls. They close their ears, resist my graces and refuse my mercy, my love and my merits. They will agonize in the blindness of their faults. Hatred and greed fills the hearts of men. All this is the work of Satan. The world sleeps in a dense darkness. This generation deserves to be annihalated ut I desire to show myself as merciful. Great and terrible things are being prepared. That which is about to happen will be terrible, like nothing ever since the beginning of the world. All those who have suffered in those last times are my martyrs and they prepare the newly converted of my church. That which will shortly happen, will greatly surpass everything that has ever happened until now. The Mother of God and the angels will intervene. Hell will believe that victory is theirs, but I will seize it from them. Many blaspheme Me and, because of this, I shall allow all kinds of misfortunes to rain upon the earth for, through this, many will be saved. Blessed are those who suffer everything in reparation for those who offend me. My beloved children the hour is near. Pray incessantly and you will not be confounded. I unite My elect. They will come together, at the same time, from all parts of the world and they will glorify Me.I come. Blessed are those who will be prepared. Blessed are those who hear me." - The Children of Heede, AD 1937
"Countless legions of demons shall overrun the earth - the instrument of divine justice - and causing terrible calamities and disasters. Nothing on earth shall be spared. After the frightful punishment I saw a great light appear upon the earth which was the sign of reconciliation of God with men. All men shall become Catholics, and they shall acknowledge the Pope as Vicar of Jesus Christ." - Ven. Isabel Canori Moor, AD 1803-1825
"My dear daughter, listen well to what I have to say to you. You will inform your superior." "As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and priests. The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres...churches and altars sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord. The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them. With courage, speak to your superior. He will know how to encourage each one of you to pray and to accomplish works of reparation. It is Bishop Ito, who directs your community. You have still something to ask? Today is the last time that I will speak to you in living voice. From now on you will obey the one sent to you and your superior. Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary. I alone am able still to save you from the calamites which approach. Those who place their confidence in me will be saved." - Sister Agnes Sasagawa (The Seeress of Akita), AD 1973
"A Frankish King will one day rule over the entire Roman Empire... He shall give up the ghost at Jerusalem on the Mount of Olives." - Saint Augustine of Hippo, AD 430
"The great Monarch and the great Pope will precede Antichrist. The nations will be at war for four years and a great part of the world will be destroyed. The Pope will go over the sea carrying the sign of Redemption on his forehead. The great Monarch will come to restore peace and the Pope will share in the victory." - Werdin DOtrante, 13th Century AD
But God shall save all like a sign of the last judgement. God will come to help. The return of the king shall be announced. This will re-establish peace and prosperity. Religion shall fourish again better than ever before . "This shall re-establish a peace and prosperity without precedent." "The good people will triumph when the return of the King is announced." - St Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, AD 1818-1859
A great prince of the north with a most powerful army will traverse all Europe, uproot all the republics, and defeat all the rebels. His sword moved by divine power will most valiantly defend the Church of Jesus Christ. He shall subdue to his dominion the Mohammedan Empire. - Rudolph Gekner, 17th Century AD
A knight shall come from the west. He shall capture Milan, Lombardy, and the three crowns. He shall then sail to Cyprus and Famagoste and land at Joffa, and reach Christ's grave where he will fight. Wars and wonders shall befall till the people believe Christ toward the end of the world. - St. Thomas Becket, AD 1118-1170
"After a fightful war a great king will arise and his reign will by marked by a wonderful peace and great religious revival - Melania Calvat (The Seeress of La Salette), AD 1846
The great king will wage war until the age of forty. He will assemble great armies, and hurl back the tyrants out of his empire. - St. Cataldus, 7th Century AD
Some of our teachers say that a king of the Franks will prossess the entire Roman Empire. He will be the greatest and the last of all monarchs. After having wisely governed his kingdom, he will go in the end to Jerusalem and will lay down his sceptre and his crown upon the Mount of Olives. Immediately afterwards, Antichrist will come. - Monk Adso, 10th Century AD
In the latter days of the world, Christians will become ungrateful for the great favours they will receive through the coming of the great Monarch, by reason of the long period of peace and prosperity on earth which they will enjoy under his reign. Many man will then begin to doubt if the Christian faith is the only really santifying faith and will think perhaps the Jews are right because they are awaiting the Messiah.... "In those days, the Antichrist will bring about many tribulation; but God will not allow those redeemed by the divine blood to be deceived. For that reason, he will send his two servants, Enoch and Elias, who will declare the prodigies of the Antichrist to be false, and will denounce him as an impostor. After the death and ruin of many, he will leave the Temple in confusion; and many of his followers will forsake him to join the company of the righteous. The seducer, upon seeing himself reproached and scorned, will become enraged and will put to death those saints of God. It is then that there will appear the sign of the Son of Man, and he will come upon the clouds of heaven." - St. Methodius of Olympus, AD 311
"Antichrist will be possessed by Satan and be the illegitimate son of a Jewish woman from the East." - St. John Chrysostom, AD 407
"At the time of his reign antichrist will command that Jerusalem be rebuilt in its splendour and will make it a great and populous city, second to none in the world and will order his palace to be built there." - St. Irenaeus, AD 177
"We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel." - Pope John Paul II, AD 1976-2005
All of the above quotes are from approved visionaries of the Church.
You can read a more complete account of these visions HERE.
Interesting. But Poppycock. The days of Kings and Emperors is done.
Yes. Sodom and Gomorrah would be considered to be moral in this age of great evil
**for 3 years and 6 months**
How long has Obama been in office?
Twenty-five years ago everyone said the days of nationalism were over. How’s that whole USSR and EU thing working out lately?
The late Father John Hardon wrote this very accurate article in the early 1970’s...
What is Marxism?
In order to do justice in answering this question, suppose we identify
what I consider the fifteen principal marks of Marxism, You might
compare them to the four marks of the Church founded by Christ. Marxism
is a godless religion in which its leaders believe, shall I say, with a
faith comparable to that of believing Christians.
The best single source to understand Marxism is the Communist
Manifesto. The best single analysis of Marxism is the encyclical on
Atheistic Communism by Pope Pius XI in which he identifies Marxism as a
1. Messianic Ideal. According to Karl Marx, mankind should look forward
to the attainment of a Messianic society in this world, which is the
highest ideal toward which the human race can tend. The attainment of
such a society presumes man’s perfectibility, and is based on the
belief that the human desire for happiness will be fulfilled on earth
in some future period of history.
2. Equality and Fraternity. This idyllic society will be distinguished
by the practice of perfect equality and fraternity among its members.
It will be the last stage in a series of five stages of human
development, reflecting the original state of man in a tribal and
communitarian society, namely slavery, feudalism, capitalism, socialism
and communism. In the first three of these stages, men exploit one
another; in the fourth (socialism) they are passing through an interval
of adjustment; and in the fifth (communism) the classless society is
3. Economic Progress Through Marxism. Confirmation of the myth of
Marxism is the remarkable material progress already attained in places
where its ideology has been put into practice. It is, therefore, no
longer a merely speculative position but an established fact that a
Marxist philosophy succeeds where others had failed.
4. Dialectical and Historical Materialism. According to all its
philosophers, Marxism is founded on two kinds of materialism, the
dialectical and historical. It is materialism because it claims there
exists only one reality, matter. It is dialectical because through the
interaction of opposing material forces all apparently higher forms of
being evolve first life, then sentient beings, and finally man. It is
historical because, now that man exists, human history follows the same
evolving pattern towards higher perfection, but uniquely through the
interaction of the material (economic) forces of society.
5. Accelerating Progress Through Conflict. Consistent with its stress
on dialectics, Marxism holds that the progress of humanity toward its
predicted goal is accelerated by human conflict. Hence the role of
revolution as a necessary means of fostering social development and the
importance of sharpening the antagonisms which already exist or can be
stimulated between various classes of society.
6. Marxist Deviation. There is only one “grave sin” in Marxian
morality. It is committed by those who deviate from the ideal of
relentless revolution. Within the Marxist camp, left and right are
measured by the degree of departure from or conformity to this need for
violence as the precondition for an eventual warless society.
7. Primacy of the Group. The individual in a Marxian society surrenders
his personal rights in favor of the group. He does this, after long
indoctrination, on the conviction that part of the contribution toward
the eventual rise of a classless commonwealth is the complete sacrifice
of his own personality,
8. Equality Among People. In man’s relations with other individuals,
Marxism holds that only absolute equality is legitimate. It rejects all
civil and ecclesiastical authority as grounded on the will of God, and
denies any innate authority of parents over their children. What people
call authority or subordination is derived from the community as its
source and only foundation.
9. Denial of All Property Rights. Not without reason did Marx and
Engels state in their Communist Manifesto that “The theory of Communism
may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private
property.” They meant it to be taken in absolute literalness. In
Marxian ethics, no individual should be granted any rights over
material goods or the means of production. This is because history has
shown that private property is the universal source of further wealth,
and personal possession gives one man power over another. All forms of
private property, therefore, must be eliminated because they are the
origin of every economic enslavement.
10. The Artificial Institutions of Marriage and the Family. Since
Marxism denies any sacred or spiritual character to human life beyond
the merely economic, it logically claims that marriage and the family
are purely civil and, in fact, merely artificial institutions. They are
the outcome of an outmoded economic system. There are no moral bonds of
marriage. There are only such privileges as the collectivity may see
fit to grant persons to mate and procreate, for the sake of the
collectivity and subject to its conditions. An indissoluble marriage
bond may be humored by the state, but it has no inherent rights before
the civil law.
11. The Emancipation of Women. Marxism is especially characterized by
its rejection of any link that binds women to the family and the home.
Women’s emancipation is proclaimed as a cardinal principle of the
socialist interim that will usher in the classless society of the
future. Women are to be first encouraged and then, if need be,
compelled to withdraw from the family and the care of children. These
are regularly stigmatized “bourgeois” activities, Liberated from
household chores and the rearing of a family through thousands of
childcare centers, women are to be thrust instead into public life and
collective production under the same conditions as men.
12. No Parental Rights in Education. Correlative with the function of
women as robots (Russian for “work”), the collectivity assumes the
total responsibility for the education and training of children. The
euphemistic statement in the Manifesto, “Free education for all
children in public schools,” has been implemented to mean that the
state alone has the right to educate. In practice, this has further
meant that the state, and not the parents, has the exclusive
prerogative to determine who shall teach, under what curriculum, with
what textbooks, and how the matter is communicated. The previous
mandate of the Manifesto (number 10) should be joined with another
mandate (number 6), that is, “Centralization of the means of
communication. . . in the hands of the state.”
13. Economics, the Basis of Society. In the Marxian scheme of society,
economics is the fundamental law of human existence. It is not freedom,
or human rights, or a divinely established moral order, or the pursuit
of happiness, or the service of God, but uniquely the advancement of
the economic system. Greater production of material goods, more
efficiently, in a more collectivized manner this is the bedrock of a
societys well being. This must be given precedence over everything
else; as everything else mentioned must be subordinated to
14. The Collectivity Controls the Individual. Six of the ten principal
“measures” of the Manifesto affirm in clear language how completely
Marxism sees the individual as a tool in the hands of the state:
“Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to
public purposes; abolition of all rights of inheritance; centralization
of credit in the hands of the State, by means of... an exclusive
monopoly; centralization of the means of... transport in the hands of
the State; extension of factories and instruments of production owned
by the State; equal liability of all to labor; establishment of
industrial armies, especially for agriculture.” State totalitarianism
could not be more complete or the subjugation of individual to the
“common plan” devised by the collectivity.
15. Disappearance of the State. According to Marxist predictions, this
tyrannical enslavement to the State is the necessary radical surgery
which must be performed on society in order to give birth to a new
society never before dreamed possible in the history of mankind.
Synonyms are accumulated to describe this prophetic vision. It will be
a society in which “the public power will lose its political
character”; a society in which “the free development of each is the
condition for the free development of all.” For the time being, during
the period of socialism, the state dictatorship of the proletariat is
necessary. But, by means of the Marxist revolution, the proletariat
will be “abolished in its own supremacy as a class. In place of the old
bourgeois society, with its classes and class antagonisms, we shall
have an association” in which all conflicts are gone.
The United States is a Marxist Country
In the light of what we have just seen, can anyone doubt that the
United States has been deeply infected by Marxism. However, I believe
we can say even more. Our country is a Marxist nation, Dare I say still
more? The United States of America is the most powerful Marxist country
in the world.
This thesis deserves not just another lecture, or even just a semester
of class. It should be the bedrock of our understanding of what the
Vicar of Christ is telling us. As we come to the close of the twentieth
century, we are seeing the gravest crisis in the history of
Christianity. In my judgment, at the center of this crisis is the deep
penetration of Marxism into our beloved country.
In order to do some justice to a gigantic subject, let me just choose
two of the fifteen hallmarks of Marxism, and see how deeply they have
penetrated American society. I focus on the emancipation of women and
the denial of parental rights in education.
Emancipation of Women. Also known as women’s liberation, the
emancipation of women has become a major revolution in the United
States. Its avowed purpose is to free women from the discrimination to
which they have been subject in civil society and in political
legislation. It argues from a massive discrimination of women by men,
and urges women to revolt against men. The best known proponent of this
ideology was Nikolai Lenin, a disciple of Karl Marx, who urged that,
“The success of a revolution depends upon the degree of participation
by women.” On these terms, women’s liberation is simply part of the
larger struggle for the eventual creation of a classless society.
The range of women’s liberation in our country is as broad as American
geography and as deep as our present-day American culture. Perhaps the
best way to see how widely feminism has penetrated our society is to
quote some typical statements of feminists who call themselves Catholic
but have been seduced by Marxism.
Bearing and raising one’s children ...have very little to do with
shaping the future and still less with finding one’s own identity. On
the contrary, as the same range of potential ability exists for women
as for men, the problem of finding their identity is precisely the same
it lies in their work outside the home a woman cannot find identity
through others her husband, her children. She cannot find it in the
dull routine of housework. The only way for a woman ...to find herself,
to know herself as a person, is by creative work of her own.
Women are not to find ways to use their full capacities and work
creatively within the structure set by marriage and motherhood. It is
marriage and motherhood which must be adapted to the structure of one’s
Although the new wave of feminist theology is only twenty years
old, it has already developed a broad base of critical scriptural
studies, revisionist church history, historical systematic theology, as
well as work in ethics arid pastoral psychology, upon which to base a
comprehensive rethinking of tradition.
Of particular importance ...is the patriarchal bias of Scripture.
It is one thing to critique the tradition as flawed, but on what basis
can one speak of Scripture as distorted by sexist bias and still
regarded as an authoritative source of revelation?
Women have opted ...to seek an egalitarian society that existed
before the rise of patriarchy and that ancient religions centered in
the Goddess reflect this prepatriarchal society ....They believe, in
the groups persecuted by Christianity, such as medieval witches, which
Christian inquisitors falsely described as “devil worshippers.” Thus
these women ,..see themselves as reviving an ancient feminist religion.
Thus the litany of feminist quotations could go on for literally
hundreds of volumes that are currently in print. What has been the
result in the United States? Inclusive language in the liturgy is only
a minor effect of Marxist feminism which has penetrated the Catholic
Church. In one diocese after another, women, dare I say it, are in
charge. One of the most devastating effects of this radical feminism
has been the breakdown of literally tens of thousands of once dedicated
religious women who decided they were sick and tired of being dominated
by a male hierarchy, especially by a male Bishop of Rome. I think it is
worth quoting from the Foreword to Donna Steichen’s book Ungodly Rage.
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta has said, “Words which do not
give the light of Christ increase the darkness.” This book is about
darkness. Its pages document one of the most devastating religious
epidemics of our, or any other, time an infectious and communicable
disease of the human spirit for which there is no easy cure, and which
afflicts not only the “carriers”, but nearly all religious believers
including our children, the future of the human race and the future of
the Church. The book should be read attentively by all who are
concerned about or responsible for the religious welfare and spiritual
development of others.
This disease, the source of the “ungodly rage” of the title, has a
It is no wonder that Pope John Paul II urged American bishops to combat
what he termed a “bitter, ideological” feminism among some American
Catholic women, which he said has led to “forms of nature worship and
the celebration of myths and symbols” usurping the practice and
celebration of the Christian faith. The ordination of women to the
priesthood is infallibly excluded by the Catholic faith. Yet it is
being widely promoted in some high, professedly Catholic circles as
evidence of the Marxist mentality in our country.
Denial of Parental Rights in Education. Some years ago, I had the
privilege of publishing a thirty page Statement of Principles and
Policy on Atheistic Education in Soviet Russia. The opening paragraph
of this document stated:
The Soviet school, as an instrument for the Communist education of the
rising generation, can, as a matter of principle, take up no other
attitude towards religion than one of irreconcilable opposition; for
Communist education has as its philosophical basis Marxism, and Marxism
is irreconcilably hostile to religion. “Marxism is materialism,” says
V. I. Lenin; “as such, it is as relentlessly hostile to religion as the
materialism of the Encyclopaedists of the eighteenth century or the
materialism of Feuerbach.”
How has this philosophy penetrated the United States? So deeply that
most Americans have only the faintest idea of what is going on in our
schools. William Foster, former American chairman of the Communist
party, wrote in Toward a Soviet America that he wanted the “cultural
revolution” to be advanced under the aegis of a national department of
That is exactly what the National Education Association lobbied for
during the 1976 presidential campaign, and a Department of Education is
exactly what the American president gave the union in gratitude for its
Foster wrote that the Department of Education should be
“revolutionized, cleansed of religious, patriotic and other features of
the bourgeois ideology The students will be taught on the basis of
Marxian dialectical materialism, internationalism, and the general
ethics of the new Socialist society.”
What happened to parents rights to educate their children? In less
than a quarter century, these rights have been lost by most parents in
the United States. Most of the once Catholic schools in America have
been closed. This manuscript is being written in an empty Catholic
school, once taught by dedicated women religious who have been beguiled
by Marxian ideology.
Parents who courageously teach their children at home are being
subjected to inhuman pressures, not only by State but by Church
Some time ago, I was asked by Rome to write a series of articles on
John Dewey, the atheistic genius who is commonly regarded as the father
of American education. According to Dewey, the idea of “God” represents
a unification of ideal values that is essentially imaginative. In other
words, God does not exist, except as a projection of our imagination.
That is why religion, which believes in the existence of a personal God
is excluded by American law from public schools. That is also why
Catholic schools in our country have been deprived of any government
support. According to Dewey, it is a mistake to think that in the
United States we have separation of Church and State. No, says Dewey,
in America we have the subordination of Church to State.
On these premises, what is left of parents’ rights in the education of
their children? Nothing, except what a Marxist government allows the
parents to teach.
I would like to close with a paraphrase of what Pope Pius XI told us in
his classic encyclical on Communism. He was speaking to professed
Christians. Specifically, he was addressing “those of our children who
are more or less tainted with the Communist plague. We earnestly exhort
them to hear the voice of their loving Father. We pray the Lord to
enlighten them that they may abandon the slippery path which will
precipitate one and all to ruin and catastrophe. We pray that they may
recognize that Jesus Christ our Lord is their only Savior, `for there
is no other name in heaven given to man whereby we must be saved. “’
I have many more links on my Homepage if anyone is interested, or I can FReep mail them too you.
I wouldn’t be so sure of that.
This 2000 year body of cohesive, consistent and fairly accurate (to this point) Christian prophecy is hard to ignore.
**Russia will be converted back to Christianity en mass, and the Orthodox churches will be reunited with the Roman Catholic Church, and all non-Catholic (protestant, reformed, evangelical and fundamentalist) churches will cease to exist.**
This should be of interest to many fellow FReepers.
A Monarch is charged with the health and well being of his country and people.
I.E. If a pipeline is too be built through your oil rich states, that will provide AT LEAST 20,000 new jobs and a ton of new capital created and will ease the pressure off your people, a Monarch is charged in making sure that gets done. NOT PUT IT OFF UNTIL THE NEXT ELECTION!
But where that ever happen........
and that is just one example of many.
Don't count your chickens.
The days of Kings and Emperors is done
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