Above: The Temptation of Christ on the Mountain by Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319).
The reason that the fallen angels hate us is because of envy. They have been cast down from their celestial thrones and now their places in the heavenly hierarchy are given to those destined to eternal life. They despise above all the little children – their innocence, their simple faith. They fear these little children and they burn with envy that they have been called by God to fill the hierarchy in heaven that the demons lost by their pride.
Therefore the demons have ever sought the institution of child sacrifice.
In this horror, the fallen angels can cast souls out of this life without baptism. From the evil days of Moloch, to the wicked empire of the Aztecs, child sacrifice is the glory of Satan. This Satanic darkness was imposed on these United States in 1973 with the unjust law of Roe v. Wade. But the King of Kings is ever at work to liberate his children from the devil.
For this purpose, the Son of God appeared, that he might destroy the works of the devil (I Jn. iii. 18).
Roe has fallen. Because Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat.
St. John’s Day of the Sacred Heart: End of Roe Day
We knew this day would come, because every pro-life fighter for generations has burned with the confidence that God was on our side.
Be still and see that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, and I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of armies is with us: the God of Jacob is our protector (Ps. lxv. 11-12).
In this month of the Sacred Heart we turn with gratitude to Almighty God, for overthrowing the regime of the unborn holocaust in the United States, at least at the federal level.
God appointed the feast of the Sacred Heart in Anno Domini, MMXXII, to be this day of victory for His greater glory. In His liturgical providence, it coincides with the calendar date of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, which always falls on June 24th, but on this year the feast of the Sacred Heart took precedence. Our contributing editor Eric Sammons that this too rang with divine harmony:
I have to imagine that John the Baptist loves the fact that his feast was bumped this year for the Sacred Heart.
"He must increase, but I must decrease."
— Eric Sammons (@EricRSammons) June 24, 2022
Henceforth, on June 24th, the End of Roe Day, the ancient Roman Rite will pray, while the Sacred Heart echos through the years:
The Lord hath called me by my name from the womb of my mother (Is. lxix. 1 – Introit)
And now saith the Lord, that formed me from the womb to be his servant, that I may bring back Jacob unto him, and Israel will not be gathered together… Behold, I have given thee to be the light of the Gentiles, that thou mayst be my salvation even to the farthest part of the earth (Is. lxix. 5-6 – Epistle)
Before I formed thee in the bowels of thy mother, I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee (Jer. i. 5 – Gradual)
Elizabeth’s full time of being delievered was come, and she brought forth a son. And her neighbours and kinsfolk heard that the Lord had showed His great mercy toward her, and they congratulated with her (Lk. i. 57 – Gospel).
St. John leapt in his mother’s womb. He proclaimed the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. He died a martyr’s death to testify to the sanctity of marriage. Therefore from his conception to his death, he testified to Christ and His Institution of Marriage and Life.
How many of us leapt for joy like St. John when we heard the news last Friday? St. John leapt to hear the voice of Mary. Even so, the voice of Our Lady is heard in these glorious days as we take the fight to every state against the unborn holocaust. Her voice speaks to every heart: fiat, let it be done to me; do whatever he tells you; in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.
The Consecration of Russia: Was it Valid?
Now we see another significant moment of Christendom since the Consecration of Russia by Pope Francis on the Annunciation this year. Before, we were happily shocked by the stalwart stand of Archbishop Cordileone against Nancy Pelosi, backed by not a few bishops. That alone felt like a different moment. Like the world was a different place suddenly after so many years of bishops kneeling before the world.
And now this.
As many said at the Consecration, we need to give this time to know if it was valid. We need to see the fruits. But the suggestions made by Catholic Justice Clarence Thomas might be signaling something very big indeed:
"For that reason, in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell."
— Kennedy Hall host of TKR (@kennedyhall) June 24, 2022
The War Continues
Now the fight turns to the states and every community still under the regime of the unborn holocaust. At the time of this writing, the already pro-life state of Missouri was the first to formally ban child sacrifice within their borders, with other states following close behind.
The USCCB, to their great credit, immediately hailed the decision:
This is a historic day in the life of our country, one that stirs our thoughts, emotions and prayers. For nearly fifty years, America has enforced an unjust law that has permitted some to decide whether others can live or die; this policy has resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of preborn children, generations that were denied the right to even be born.
This brings up the important principle that we must internalise now more than ever: an unjust law is no law at all. If any states pass pro-abortion laws, let every community disobey these laws in order to obey God. The bishops of my own state, facing a rapidly Marxist governor intent on child sacrifice, made this important point in other words:
While today’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that overturns Roe is a cause for joy, we must remember that life is and always will be a gift from our Creator; it cannot be given or taken by governmental structures, judges, or elected officials.
The demons have sought to obscure this truth by elevating the government above God. Now the fallen angels have suffered a massive blow.
Expect all hell to break loose against us.
The Vatican Pontifical Academy for Life said that the Dobbs decision “challenges the whole world.” At the time of this writing, there is still no statement from the Roman Pontiff on this new moment of Christendom, according to Bree Dail:
— Bree A Dail (@breeadail) June 26, 2022
Therefore let every man get down on his knees and consecrate his family to the Sacred Heart. Then make the sign of the cross, stand and fight.
In these times we turn to Our Lady to soften evil hearts everywhere, let us invoke her with the Russian Catholic icon of Our Lady of Fatima:
T. S. Flanders
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Timothy S. Flanders earned a BA in Greek and Latin from Grand Valley State University in 2010 with special studies in history, writing and Arabic. As a result of his studies, he converted from Protestantism to Eastern Orthodoxy and began working in education among ages Kindergarten to adult. He then pursued a Masters’ Degree in Christian history and theology with the Catholic University of Ukraine. In 2013, as a result of further searching, he converted to Roman Catholicism shortly after Pope Francis was elected. In 2019 he founded The Meaning of Catholic, a lay apostolate dedicated to uniting Catholics against the enemies of Holy Church. In 2021, he became the editor-in-chief of the online journal, OnePeterFive. He is the author of three books: Introduction to the Holy Bible for Traditional Catholics, City of God versus City of Man: The Battles of the Church from Antiquity to the Present and When the Gates of Hell Prevail: What Catholics Do in Dark Times, as well as a forthcoming book about Eastern Orthodoxy, published by St. Paul Center. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.