Greetings in Jesus and Mary...
Now that "Independence Day" is behind us, we need to take a look around us to see that the Christian culture that America was built upon is being attacked not only in this country but across the world. It is really not about the old and the new culture - it is about the right and the wrong - about the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan.
Pope Leo XIII brought out the relations of these two “kingdoms” in his encyclical letter against Freemasonry, "Humanum Genus", which can be summarized in three basic points:
1) the world is divided into two opposing camps; the kingdom of Christ vs. the kingdom of Satan,
2) every human belongs either to one or the other of these two camps,
3) since the fall of Adam, these two kingdoms have been in conflict with one another, and will continue to be in conflict with one another until the end of time.
Pope Leo XIII writes:
“The race of man after its miserable fall from God, the Creator and the Giver of Heavenly gifts, ‘through the envy of the devil,’ separated into two diverse parts, of which the one steadfastly contends for truth and virtue, the other for those things which are contrary to virtue and to truth. The one is the Kingdom of God on earth, the true Church of Jesus Christ; and those who desire from their heart to be united with it so as to gain salvation must of necessity serve God and His only-begotten Son with their whole mind and with an entire will. The other is the kingdom of Satan, in whose possession and control are all whosoever follow the fatal example of their leader and of our first parents, those who refuse to obey the divine and eternal law, and who have many aims of their own in contempt of God, and many aims also against God.
History definitely repeats itself. What we are experiencing has happened before. Each attack in Europe or the US on our churches, cemeteries and monuments, whether by Islamist radicals, satanists, Antifa and other extremists, is characterized by a hatred for all that these buildings symbolize WHICH IS GOD!! AND the enemy's goal is to replace the culture of God with the culture of man - bringing communism!
Schools have been infiltrated and no longer teach real history (if they teach it at all). We grew up thinking the French Revolution was a war put forward by the French peasants against the selfish, gluttonous monarchy! A good twist - right! In reality, it was the Freemasonic takeover of a Catholic monarchy to usher in "The Rights of Man" over the Rights of God. (Love to hear that in a Catholic school - forget about public schools!) Countless Catholic priests, religious and peasants were killed by guillotine if they did not swear to the new oath of this new "Republic". Churches, schools and seminaries were taken. Today, even the schools in France do not teach the youth about the true meaning of the French Revolution and the heroism of its people such as in the Vendee!
All the wars have stories like this but the French Revolution ushered in a more sophisticated form of totalitarianism given to the world by the Freemasons. The Freemasons are still at work today - in the Catholic Church and all governments around the world. They work hand in hand with communism - for "liberty, equality and fraternity". Of course these words are defined by them in a different way from what we would define them to be.
Recently, Canada has been experiencing the takedown of their Christian culture in a huge way. As we know, since Vatican II, many countries have been sliding more and more away from the faith. God is allowing these last blows to countries and their edifices as a punishment for the crimes of their nation. God never wills this behavior but ALLOWS it and can make good of it - whether it be for conversions or for just punishment due for the crimes committed against His Most Sacred Heart and the Heart of our Mother. Below is a link with details. I will add another link regarding Europe as well.
I will end with a correlation of the news of the cancelling of the Latin Mass. We see an attack on ALL TRUTH today. We should not be surprised but I find it hard to stand tall and continue to pray during all of this. It is so disheartening but God has so few soldiers to fight His battle whether it be on the front lines or in a quiet room with prayers of reparation. St. Teresa of Avila said that Jesus has so few friends that we must be good ones. We must remember these words even when the enemy beats us up and calls us to surrender. For me - this is difficult - I am very weak and am only sustained by God's grace and Our Lady's prayers!
May we continue to fight the good fight even if we are the weakest soldier. We must have confidence that the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus has enough graces to make all of us saints for His Kingdom. Our Lady will hold us up and drag us if she has to! She is a good and tender Mother who knows all of our needs but most importantly wants the Most Holy Trinity to win souls through our efforts and God's grace. God has already won the war. It is the battles we are fighting now and souls are at stake. It is souls that God wants us to help win for Him with our prayers and sacrifices. In the end - Her Immaculate Heart will Triumph!
PS - This is the month of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus and I hope to write on the beautiful saintly souls who fought for God and shed their blood for the Church of Jesus Christ!
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy upon us!
Holy and Immaculate Mother Mary, watch over us and pray for us to be strong!
All you holy angels and saints, pray for us to fight the good fight!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!