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Convert, Mr. President
Mr. President, you need to become Catholic. And you need to convert now.
About four years ago, Church Militant produced a Vortex in the heat of the 2016 campaign where we compared Donald Trump to Constantine. Constantine, of course, was the eventual sole emperor who defeated Maxentius at the battle of the Milvian Bridge just north of central Rome on Oct. 28, A.D. 312, which happens to be in the same week as this year's election.
The victory paved the way for Christianity to be freed from Roman persecutions and to eventually become the religion of the Roman Empire. Contemporary historical accounts of the battle note that the night before the resounding (and somewhat unexpected) victory, Constantine received a vision where he was told that if he would paint the Chi-Rho on his soldiers' shields and breastplates, victory would be his.
Chi and Rho are the first two letters in Greek of Our Lord's title, Christ. The accompanying message was, "In this sign, you shall conquer (In hoc signo vinces)." Even though there are some points of discrepancy in the two major historical accounts, that's the blended summation, and it makes the point: Constantine's victory required an act of faith from him, and victory was promised by Heaven if he obeyed.
When Constantine marched on Rome, it was anybody's guess who would win that battle. Maxentius has already successfully fended off two attempts by others to take his throne and was well-prepared to defend it a third time. Had Maxentius won the battle of Milvian Bridge, there's no telling what the fate of the Church (or eventually, Western civilization) would have been. Yes, the battle was that important.
All — everything — hung in the balance. Fast-forward 1,700 years. Another Constantine is bearing down on the capital of the empire, and a ferocious force intent on defending and advancing the depravity of its own world is primed to wipe him out. Like the first Constantine, he too is already emperor, so to speak, but is battling another emperor, a modern-day Maxentius, just as entrenched and claiming the same authority.
Mr. President, convert to Catholicism!
Constantine had come to clear the swamp and faced a loathsome, imperial deep state. The most important woman in Constantine's life, the eventual St. Helena, had converted to Catholicism and would later travel to Jerusalem and discover the true Cross, Golgotha and many of the treasures of the Redemption and bring them back and establish them in Rome.
Constantine was, no doubt, at least passingly familiar with Christianity — it had been around for almost 300 years at that point, although it was still illegal, at least officially. So when Christ appeared to him before the battle, the person of Our Lord was probably not completely unfamiliar to Constantine, although a heavenly vision is still a heavenly vision. He certainly would have heard much of Christ and the Christians.
What brought about the victory was Constantine responding to a grace given him, which he could have accepted or rejected. He accepted. He also converted to Catholicism, personally. Which brings us to our point. Mr. President, convert to Catholicism!
It is the Church — the only Church — because there is only one Church founded by Christ (the same Christ who promised victory to Constantine, who used his victory to restore order to the Empire and to free the Church, which set in motion events which would lead to the establishment of Western civilization).
Today, Western civilization needs Constantine to reappear, but Constantine needs to accept the grace given to him and respond to it.
First, a conversion to Catholicism — which, in some ways, you have already begun — would create a Catholic-versus-Catholic November matchup. And you would be able to meet Biden on the Milvian Bridge and wipe him o
Hatred of the Country
Drilling down through all the social blather by the Marxists, the hatred we see against America surfacing everywhere in the country — the hatred against patriotism — is actually a hatred of fatherhood.
It doesn't matter if it's expressed through screwed-up sexuality on the part of lesbians and gays. It doesn't matter if it's expressed through Molotov cocktail-throwing rioters in Minneapolis or New York. It doesn't matter if it's expressed through attacks against statues of the Founding Fathers.
All of this is a hatred of paternity. Heck, the word "patriotism" itself comes from the Latin word, pater — meaning "father" (or patria, meaning "fatherland"). Marxist ideology has the goal of replacing the family with the State. In order to realize that goal, fatherhood must go. That means authentic masculinity must go.
So now language is introduced into the social lexicon like "toxic masculinity" — which is nothing more than genuine masculinity. Masculinity is strong, defends the weak, keeps them safe. It, of itself, is outpouring. And yes, masculinity — authentically expressed — is found ultimately in God, who is "Father." "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son."
Authentic men have been M.I.A. for too long.
And since God is Father, all of this cultural and societal unrest traces right back to a hatred of God. Notice, the demonically possessed Marxists don't seek to eradicate biological males — just masculinity. They deliberately engineer the culture to reject anything related to that truth. In its place, they manufacture soy boys: effeminate, self-centered teens and 20-somethings.
Even the fashion models held up to younger men are androgynous biological weirdos — more girl-looking than masculine. But the eradication and supplanting of authentic masculinity has come at a great price. This is perhaps nowhere more evident than in the black community — specifically targeted by the Marxists for extermination.
Forty percent of all abortions in the U.S. are done on black babies — three times their representation in society as a whole. Inauthentic masculinity is celebrated and raised on high — power perverted to violence, sexuality perverted to wide-scale promiscuity — all brought to you courtesy of the Marxist, Democratic-Party ethos.
On a recent ESPN broadcast, in a discussion about Black Lives Matter and professional sports, former NFL stalwart Marcellus Wiley hit the nail on the head about the cost of destroying the family by eliminating the father.
Translating that to the Church, where we have men we call "father," they too have been largely eradicated, with the same devastating results on a spiritual level. Emasculated men, exercising the authority of fatherhood without the corresponding duty of fatherhood, have destroyed souls by the millions, tens of millions.
They are so emasculated — even to the point of sounding and acting like women — it turns your stomach. The homosexuality rampant among the nation's priests and bishops is nothing different than the homosexuality rampant in the culture: same motivation, same outcome, same vehicle. They just did a better job of disguising it until they got caught raping teenage boys and covering it up.
Emasculated men, exercising the authority of fatherhood without the corresponding duty of fatherhood, have destroyed souls by the millions.
Hatred of country comes from the exact same place that hatred of masculinity comes from — a hatred of God and, specifically, a hatred of God as Father. This is why those inside and outside the Church so violently take aim at the Catholic Church. The Church is Mother, and if the link between mother and children can be severed, then so too will be the relationship to the Father.
The link between the two goes all the way back to St
Enemies of the People
Some of the nagging calls we are constantly subjected to, both in politics and the Church, are calls for unity. But notice, calls for unity are always coming from the Marxists — again, in politics and the Church.
"Unity" is a ploy, a tool for that crowd — nothing else. The truth is, those making the calls are enemies of the people. Back in April 2019, President Trump elicited catcalls and howls of anguish from the Marxist media when he declared the truth that the press is the enemy of the people.
The Marxist media, of course, distorted his meaning and reported that Trump was trying to abolish a free press. No — he was pointing to the truth that long ago, the media giants went all-in for Marxism and, as a result, have truly become the enemies of the people.
The unity calls from the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer and Adam Schiff and so forth are betrayed by the fact that they are only pretend Americans. They aren't real Americans. They have a view of America wildly different from what the Founding Fathers and true-blooded Americans actually believe America is.
Their phony claims to patriotism are just that — phony, pure fiction. They join the ranks of their allies in the media in being enemies of the people. But notice, as we are very persistent in pointing out in The Vortex and other programming at Church Militant, there is a parallel within the Catholic Church.
The parallel exists because the same worldview, the same philosophy, is embraced by Marxists in robes, as it is by Marxists in office and Marxists on TV. Just as their pals are enemies of the people, so too are these phony clerics enemies of the people — the people of God.
They set themselves up in opposition to the Church (and Her teachings), which means ultimately in opposition to Christ Himself. They have no faith in anything except themselves and their attempts to bring revolution to the Church and the world. They are rotten, scheming devils, who happen to wear miters or collars. Many of them are homosexual.
It seems only fitting that the final stake would be driven through the heart of the nation by a renegade Catholic.
Some of them raped altar boys. But many more of them covered it up. They profess a desire for unity, but they are the sowers of disunity. They are enemies of the people of God and they are in league with the diabolical forces of destruction, both spiritually and temporally. They blather on about Catholic this or that, but secretly despise authentic Catholicism.
They understand their role — their part of the battlefield — is to de-weaponize Catholics and convince them that rejecting the teachings of the Church as "hateful" or outdated is somehow being "Catholic." Even more than the media or political devils, as ruinous as they are, the ones in the Church are the most dangerous of all because they attack and pervert the source of truth.
They are in absolute league with their political and media allies, but they are most corrupted and the farthest from God. Their fall from grace will ring out with such thunderous sound on the Last Day that the elect will be reminded of Our Blessed Lord's words in the Gospel of St. Luke: "I saw Satan fall like lightning from the sky."
The Marxists have such contempt for other humans because their father is the Devil — they share his spiritual DNA. They have no truth in them. Satan is the enemy of humanity, and his minions are just little carbon copies of himself. Every age, every era, every generation — he finds those he can pervert and turn from truth. And in these past generations, he has been more successful than perhaps at any other time in the history of the world.
As his offspring advance left, right and center, make no mistake that the sons of light will be made out to be the enemies of the State. In reality, we
Glory of War
It certainly appears as though we are rocketing with lightning speed toward the end of something — the world, an era, Western civilization. A quick side note: Remember, we are always moving inexorably toward the end of the world. Every day it gets one day closer.
Likewise, every single one of us is moving toward the end of our world, our personal worlds. No one watching this Vortex (or hosting it for that matter) will live another 100 years. Every one of our worlds will have come to an end. The end times and all that is a distraction, typically expounded on and emphasized in Protestant circles for its drama quotient, with great emphasis on theological error.
Your world is going to end. That's what you most need to be concerned about. Likewise, again — the end of Western civilization — an honest assessment would conclude that has already happened. Sure, there are a few more bricks in the wall that have to be dismantled by the Marxists, but they are well on their way to achieving what they set out to do about 100 years ago, what their Freemason fathers set in motion 300 years ago.
On the emotional side, there's no doubt this is enormously painful to watch. We see non-stop treachery from the Supreme Court, for example, certainly from within the ranks of the U.S. bishops and the Vatican. For those of us who have been around for a few decades and grew up under the American hegemony, we are seeing the meltdown of everything we grew up with and just assumed would kind of always be there.
In the Church, it's the same thing. Persecution was something that took place "back then" or "over there." We were always free to show up to Mass in our finest beachwear and listen to Fr. Effeminate tell us "God loves us" and "We shouldn't judge," an encapsulation of the gospel of the Church of Nice. And we got to do it every week.
Sin, damnation, the Cross — all that medieval stuff — that all happened back in previous centuries. "Fellowship" and donuts are as significant as Mass, or so virtually every priest and adulation-loving bishop would assure us (in word or action). What this produced is an army unable to fight, because it has no weapons and is oblivious to the reality of the war raging about it and heading straight for it.
But the fight is what this life is all about.
But the fight is what this life is all about. They don't call it the Church Militant for nothing. Many Catholics today — good people, faithful people — look around and are depressed and disturbed and troubled as they see their world vanishing, the Church and the culture.
And truth be told, it is sad. Comfort, stability, continuity, safety — these are things every human desires. But all of these are dissipating in quick order, and faithful Catholics wonder how to reverse it. We see our efforts at holiness or evangelization (or just plain trying to wake up others to evil) as pointless because they go nowhere. Few, if any, are convinced; we end up being roasted at our jobs, in social gatherings or in our families.
It's not only spiritual; it's also personal. We have emotions and feelings. We feel sad and bad for those who will not see, people we love and want to be saved. At some point, however, we have to embrace this truth: The glory of war is an end in itself.
The truth needs announcing, regardless of whether people listen and convert and get right with God before facing their judgments. The truth needs to be proclaimed, and that is the first demand of discipleship.
If something happens after that which is good, well, that really wasn't us who accomplished it. It was Heaven. We would have just been the convenient instrument Heaven used. But Heaven could have, any moment, simply employed another person. We, as individuals, are not critical to God's plan and actions. What is critic
Emotions Over Truth
The Catholic laity, by and large, has been reduced to a crowd of sniveling wimps. Catholic manhood is essentially gone, sacrificed at the altar of outrageous, radical feminism.
Catholic teaching has always been centered on truth, always flowing from demonstrable truth. The great minds of the Church over the centuries were able to plumb the depths of the mysteries of God, salvation history and Scripture, and arrive at even deeper truths — more truth to move the emotions and the soul.
But for the past 50–60 years, that order has been inverted: Truth has been replaced with emotions, with emotions used to disregard and shove aside the truth. Too many no longer care what the Church teaches; their only yardstick is the emotional response they have to the Church's teachings.
Truth is relegated to a feeling (in reality, subjected to your feelings). If it makes you feel warm and squishy inside, then that's all that matters. In fact, it's gone even further: The very concept of truth — intrinsic, objective truth — has been scuttled.
Again, all that matters is how you feel. In the Garden of Eden, the passions were subordinate to the intellect. The intellect corresponds itself to truth. It makes judgments based on information presented to it and deals in the arena of correctness or incorrectness, based solely on truth.
No one gets into Heaven, is saved from Hell, who does not love truth above all.
The passions deal with the will. And when the passions rise up and seize control of the intellect, the soul falls into ruin. That so many souls have fallen into ruin is the underlying moral crime of the hierarchy these past decades. Souls in ruin become blind to truth. Even when confronted with it, they refuse to see it, so strong is the hold the passions have over the intellect.
Notice we said "refuse to see it," not "are incapable of seeing it." Perhaps at some point much further along, they become totally blind to the truth — but not at first, and certainly not along the way. That's the final destination. A person who rejects truth — and who does so with such regularity that he is no longer capable of even recognizing it — how is that soul ever saved?
Truth is a person: Christ Himself. Why would a soul who rejects truth want to spend eternity with a person he has no knowledge of? When Our Blessed Lord looked at Pontius Pilate and said, "Anyone who hears the truth hears My voice," He meant just that. He Himself is Truth. All truth derives from the Holy Trinity.
And that's because truth reflects and speaks to order and harmony. After the Fall of Man, the passions became the enemy of the intellect, and thereby truth. The entire goal of the Catholic life is, by means of grace, to restore the order of the Garden before the Fall — to make the passions, once again, under the control of the intellect.
Such a man does not abandon his family for sexual excess with someone not his wife. Such a woman does not offer her body in exchange for popularity.
But for the past half century, most Catholics have not been told or presented the truth. Or at best, they have received little else than a very cheap knock-off of it. All the preachings, the liturgy, the Scripture studies, the education has centered around your feelings, not the truth.
Accordingly, generations of Catholic youth who are now parents and even grandparents have emerged from the experience of the Church thinking all that matters is their feelings. They are spiritually spoiled — the Catholic equivalent of the "participation-trophy kids."
Too many no longer care what the Church teaches; their only yardstick is the emotional response they have to the Church's teachings.
They know nothing, or next to nothing, but can emote like nobody's business. Adults — grown men and women — are spiritual imb
The higher up the sociopolitical-economic ladder you go, the less the consequences of Marxist ideology are felt. Eventually you reach a level where you find the actual Marxists behind the entire movement, whom we can term "the elites."
That crowd never feels the effects of their worldview because they are, well, elite. They have enough money that their societal destruction never impacts them personally. Their own power and wealth insulate them from the devastation going on below them.
For example, when the Minneapolis city council voted unanimously to defund and dismantle the city police department, three council members immediately hired private security firms for personal protection — of course, paid for by tax dollars, hundreds of thousands of tax dollars.
The law of the jungle is never more realized than by those who run the jungle. So much for "equality" among all the inhabitants of the jungle. The three council members justified their actions, saying first that they had received death threats (although they never produced any proof or filed any police report to back this up) and second that the personal round-the-clock security was only temporary.
No word from them on when the clock would stop, of course. A word to the council members: Everything on earth is "temporary" — even life.
Let's shift gears from the political establishment to the educational establishment. The former hippies of the 1960s, who are now frizzy-haired, hippie professors, went from the streets and Woodstock straight into the classroom lecture halls and, on the blackboard, started drawing up a "new society."
Their nutty ideas and theories on human population growth, climate change and so forth have produced successive generations of idiots who took the scribblings on the blackboard and began making them reality in the culture, through the media and courtrooms and politics.
The Marxist elite have enough money that their societal destruction never impacts them personally.
Of course, the educational elites are perfectly fine with watching America burn because they all have tenure. So they are all insulated from the rioting devastation and meltdown of the family, brought about by their aggressive push of birth control and abortion and queer studies programs. As an aside, the generations of shock troops they churned out were each saddled with enormous amounts of student loans — $1.5 trillion and counting.
Media elites — entertainment types included, likewise — sit in their anchor chairs night after night fomenting revolution in the streets, having been perhaps the greatest Marxist tool in bringing the nation to this point by lies and misinformation. But again, the rising waters of unrest don't get sufficiently high to reach them atop their broadcast towers and behind the walls of their Hollywood mansions.
What all these Marxists share in common is a worldview that embraces sexual immorality and advances it. They themselves are great participants in this world — be they active homosexuals, or married and divorced so much they have revolving doors on their bedrooms, or so many shacked-up situations that the tabloid headlines can't keep up with who is living with whom these days and who is which one's baby-daddy.
Again, they all have enough money to weather whatever temporal storm results from their love of immorality. But that's not true of their fans, or of the students of the nutty professors or those who are so braindead they actually vote the Marxist leaders into power.
Not only are their souls wrecked, as is also the case with the elites, but so are their bodies, which is what the elites are exempt from. If the elites have children all over the place, they make enough money to pay the child support. If they divorce and remarry over and over, they can afford the
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