Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fight Courageously Under the Banner of Christ Your King

Even though I try to avoid it, I still hear bits of the garbage that is known as modern political debate, which as far as I can see is designed to distract us and prevent us from seeking a solution outside of the tiny, two-party box.  As longtime readers know, I quit voting after the last presidential election.  Even then, I only voted because I could vote with a clear conscience for Ron Paul.  I had long before that refused to vote for the lesser of two evils, as the lesser evil is still evil.  I see no major difference between a Democratic presidential term and a Republican presidential term.  They each work to move the country further to the left, though their respective approaches may be slightly different.  The only solution I see is to work toward the reign of Christ the King, which Catholics are called to do anyway.  I can do that with a clear conscience and without being in conflict with my role as the heart of the home. 

Angelus Press recently hosted a 3-day conference on Christ's Kingship.  Read about it here.

As the feast of the Kingship of Christ approaches, it is good to re-read Quas primas, the encyclical Pope Pius XI wrote that established it.  Here is an excerpt that I find especially helpful:

The rebellion of individuals and states against the authority of Christ has produced deplorable consequences. We lamented these in the Encyclical Ubi arcano; we lament them today: the seeds of discord sown far and wide; those bitter enmities and rivalries between nations, which still hinder so much the cause of peace; that insatiable greed which is so often hidden under a pretense of public spirit and patriotism, and gives rise to so many private quarrels; a blind and immoderate selfishness, making men seek nothing but their own comfort and advantage, and measure everything by these; no peace in the home, because men have forgotten or neglect their duty; the unity and stability of the family undermined; society in a word, shaken to its foundations and on the way to ruin. We firmly hope, however, that the feast of the Kingship of Christ, which in future will be yearly observed, may hasten the return of society to our loving Savior. It would be the duty of Catholics to do all they can to bring about this happy result. Many of these, however, have neither the station in society nor the authority which should belong to those who bear the torch of truth. This state of things may perhaps be attributed to a certain slowness and timidity in good people, who are reluctant to engage in conflict or oppose but a weak resistance; thus the enemies of the Church become bolder in their attacks. But if the faithful were generally to understand that it behooves them ever to fight courageously under the banner of Christ their King, then, fired with apostolic zeal, they would strive to win over to their
 Lord those hearts that are bitter and estranged from him, and would valiantly defend his rights. 


SouthronCatholic said...

Your are correct in stating the the "2-party" box is small, that there is little to no difference in the parties, and that they both move things further to the left.

We actually don't have a 2-party system. It is truly one party, big government. They are two sides to the same counterfeit coin. The only reason they appear slightly different is to keep the unwashed masses utterly confused. Such a thing is easy after being indoctrinated in public centers for most of your childhood virtually eliminating your critical thinking abilities so as to make you a better, more malleable drone for the political/connected class(es).

Wendy Haught said...

Yes, I agree with you 100%, SouthronCatholic. The "public centers" also make you a more predictable consumer. I could go on and on, but I'll restrain myself. Have you read "The Underground History of American Education" by John Taylor Gatto?