Catholics cannot relegate this glaring defect to being a mere misdemeanor of politics, but must desire for their countries what their Catholic Faith desires:
the repudiation of the masonic cult of liberty, and the public recognition of Christ the King and of His Holy Catholic Church.
From ...... CATHOLIC RESTORATION
Vol. v, No.1 First Quarter, 1995
THE CULT OF LIBERTY
I must now deal with the objection that I have been engaging in America-bashing. The very term implies that there is nothing seriously wrong in the American system. It implies that, in itself, America is great and fine, and that its problems stem only from the fact that the American people, politicians in particular, have strayed from the original American ideal.
But I do say that there is something seriously flawed in the American system, because it is a country which is professedly religion-less. It prides itself on being religion-less. It prides itself on the fact that its laws are regulated by no superior principle. It prides itself on the fact that it will not recognize Our Lord Jesus Christ as King. This, to me, is an abomination, and is a quality which it shares with the howling mob of faithless Jews in Pilate's courtyard.
Even pagan and cowardly Pilate had the guts, however, to place the inscription upon the Cross, Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews . And when the chief priests objected, claiming that it should say instead, "He said, 'I am King of the Jews,"' obviously to protect the religious liberty of Judaism, Pilate had the guts to say to them, "What I have written, I have written." It was an eloquent and very Roman way of telling them to shut up.
So also I think that Americans should write the inscription above America, Jesus of Nazareth, King of the United States of America. And when accused of America-bashing [for it is a slap in the face to the Liberty Goddess], I think that they should have the guts to respond, "What we have written, we have written."
For it is in no way contrary to the justice owed to one's country to point out its faults, particularly those systemic faults which would bring about its destruction. On the other hand, it would be a sin to love, either in an individual or a country, that which is sinful in it, that which is not of God in it.
No one will ever convince me that the indifference of the American government and American culture to God is something pleasing to Him.
Leo XIII said it:
A society well regulated without religion is impossible.
Everyone should be devoted to his homeland as the source of many good things in his life. A country is an extension of one's family, and should therefore always be treated with respect, love, loyalty, and admiration. But just as it is a duty of charity to point out to members of one's family their serious faults, so is it a duty of charity to point out the serious faults of one's country. One such fault of America - and of every other Western nation - is that it glories in its indifference to Christ the King.
Catholics cannot relegate this glaring defect to being a mere misdemeanor of politics, but must desire for their countries what their Catholic Faith desires: the repudiation of the masonic cult of liberty, and the public recognition of Christ the King and of His Holy Catholic Church.
Editor - Father Donald Sanborn
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