So You Think the Christian Commonwealth
Is Pie in the Sky?
by Christopher A. Ferrara
January 3, 2018
Even as the Vatican apparatus seems intent on converting the Catholic Church into what Antonio Socci has called “a social assistant to the New World Order,” complete with a new Gospel of unrestricted Muslim migration into Europe, “climate change,” the utopian elimination of “inequality,” and “world peace” without the Prince of Peace, the baptized peoples of Eastern Europe are charting their own course: back to the path from which the entire Western world was forcibly removed during the age of “democratic revolution.”
In Hungary, an alliance of Catholics and Protestants succeeded in adopting overwhelmingly an explicitly Christian constitution, effective in 2012, which declares: "We are proud that our king Saint Stephen [canonized by Pope Gregory VII] built the Hungarian State on solid ground and made our country a part of Christian Europe one thousand years ago.” The same document further declares:
“Every human being shall have the right to life and human dignity; embryonic and foetal life shall be subject to protection from the moment of conception.
“Hungary shall protect the institution of marriage as the union of a man and a woman established by voluntary decision, and the family as the basis of the nation’s survival.”
Hurling a defiant ‘NO’ at the EU establishment and the agents of George Soros who are attempting to undo Hungary’s unacceptable refusal to descend into a terminal abyss of amoral secularism along with the rest of Europe, Hungary’s President, the Protestant Viktor Orban, declared that “the era of liberal democracies is over.” At the same time, Hungary has erected border fences that have all but eliminated the influx of military age Muslim male “refugees” now plaguing Germany, Italy and France.
In Poland, the Parliament has adopted by a large majority a law “that will gradually impose a ban on Sunday shopping” by the year 2020, thus “meeting the demand of its conservative Catholic supporters,” including the Polish hierarchy. That bill, which awaits approval by the Senate and President, would restore a major element of Catholic social order: the religious observance of Sundays, which was always a primary target of the revolutionaries who toppled the order of altar and throne in the once Catholic states of Christendom.
Last October, more than a million Poles participated in a “Rosary at the Borders” whose theme was the salvation of Poland and all of Europe, including a commemoration of the victory over Islam at the Battle of Lepanto. As Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski of Krakow declared in connection with the event: “Let’s pray for other nations of Europe and the world to understand that we need to return to the Christian roots of European culture if we want Europe to remain Europe.”
Both Poland and Hungary have rejected the EU’s demand to abide by its quota system for immigration, which is instrumental to the ongoing Islamicization of western Europe. As Orban put it with a boldness little apparent in the human element of the Church today (outside of Poland and a few other places):
“The fundaments of European life are under attack. We don’t want our Christmas markets to be renamed, and we definitely don’t want to retreat behind concrete blocks (…) We don’t want our Christmas masses to be surrounded by fear and distress. We don’t want our women, our daughters to be harassed in the New Year’s Eve crowd….
“Europe’s immune system is being deliberately weakened. They want us to stop being who we are. They want us to become those who we don’t want to be. They want us to mix with people from another world and to change in order to make it trouble-free. In the light of Christmas candles, we can clearly see the attacks against Christian culture, the attempts to dissolve Europe. They want to take away our own life and change it to something which is not our life.”
In other words, in the New World Order all groups are entitled to preserve their own identity except Christians. But then the entire vast project of political modernity, advanced everywhere through original revolutionary violence and enforced today by a “dictatorship of relativism,” has always been precisely about the elimination of the Social Kingship of Christ and even the very mention of His name in public life.
But the Holy Ghost still works in the hearts of the baptized, and God will not be mocked. The signs of a Christian revival in what was once Christendom are few but unmistakable. And they are but an intimation of that Triumph of the Immaculate Heart promised by Our Lady of Fatima once Russia, at long last, is consecrated to Her Immaculate Heart.