“…The same preternatural impulse moves the homicidal fury of Islam and the suicidal nihilism of the West. The prince of darkness, being unable to make himself God, wants to destroy everything of God as well as everything resembling Christian Civilization. Without this diabolic infestation it is difficult to understand what is happening in the world.” (Dr. de Mattei)
Today, we revisit a post from 2015 in which we quote from Professor Roberto de Mattei’s article on the Christians murdered by anti-Christian terrorists and the pathological self-hatred of the leaders of the West.
This subject is even more important to us in view of the efforts of Pope Francis to continue to push for increasing anti-Christian invasion under the guise of “immigration” throughout what once was Christendom.
The Darkness Comes
Of the many voices attempting to interpret the Message of Fatima in these times of gathering darkness, perhaps Roberto de Mattei’s is the clearest. From Rorate Caeli:
Roberto de Mattei
April 8, 2015
The stars of 148 new martyrs are shining brightly in the firmament of the Church. The young Christian victims of Islam, last Holy Thursday in Kenya, must not be pitied, but envied as they were given the immense grace of martyrdom.
They are martyrs inasmuch as they were Christians killed by Allah’s soldiers. What makes a martyr such, is not the violent death in itself, but the fact that it was inflicted in hatred of the Christian Faith. It is not death itself that makes the martyr, says St. Augustine but that their suffering and death be ordered to the truth. Not all of the victims of a persecution may be called martyrs, [but] only those who meet death at the hands of killers who hate the Faith.
We need to have the courage to name the killers. Silence continues on the events that have been going on for some time now: a systematic, planetary Islamic persecution against Christians. After the episodes in Kenya, Pope Francis read this beautiful prayer: “In Your face – struck [spat upon and disfigured], we see our sin, in You we see our brothers and sisters, persecuted, decapitated and crucified for their faith in You, before our very eyes and often with our complicit silence.”
Antonio Socci, who has often denounced the “complicit silence” of the highest ecclesiastical authorities, writes in Libero: “We are waiting for Pope Francis, from that [Vatican] window, with all of the prestige he enjoys in the media, to awaken the powerful of the earth, mobilize his diplomacy and let everyone hear the cries of grief and pain from the persecuted Christians; may he indicate continuous prayers from the entire Church, may he launch a great humanitarian initiative for these persecuted Christians.”
We need to acknowledge that there is a war of religion in act against Jesus Christ and His Church, fought in the name of the Koran’s Surah which says: “Kill the infidels wherever you find them. This is the recompense for the unbelievers.” (2,191). This war was not waged by Christians, but has been taken up against them. Why don’t the Western governments fight it? The answer is that the West shares the same hate the persecutors have against their own Christian roots.
Western secularism not only … persecutes and ridicules those who defend the natural Christian order of things, but it also practices mass genocide. Monsignor Luc Ravel, Bishop of the French military forces, affirmed:
“We find ourselves having to choose which side to be on; we find ourselves arming against manifest evil without taking a position against the [more] devious kind. The Christian senses that he is caught in a pincer between two ideologies: on the one hand, one that makes a caricature of God which ends up despising man; on the other hand, the manipulation of man which ends up despising God. On the one side, there are the declared and identified adversaries: the terrorists of the bomb, the vindicators of the prophet; on the other side, there are the undeclared but well-known adversaries: the terrorists of thought, promoters of secularism and idolaters of the Republic. In which camp are Christians to be placed? We don’t want to be taken hostage by the Muslims. But we don’t even want to be taken hostage by the conformists either. The Islamic ideology has murdered 17 victims in France. But the ideology of the conformist has 200 thousand victims each year in the wombs of their mothers. Abortion intended as a fundamental “right” is a weapon of mass-destruction.”
The hate the West nurtures for the Church and Christian Civilization is the hate for its own soul and identity. “The West’s self-hate – wrote Benedict XVI – can be considered only as something pathological” : the West is open to and full of comprehension for outside values, “but it no longer loves itself; it now only sees what is shameful and destructive in its history, while it is no longer able to perceive what is great and pure.”
Today the West rejects the values upon which it built its identity and simply chooses the destructive heredity of the Enlightenment, Marxism and Freudism. The gender theory represents the latest intellectual passage of the mind’s disassociation from reality which turns into a pathological hate for human nature itself. Andrea Lubitz by crashing his Airbus into the Alps with 150 passengers, is the expression of this spirit of self-destruction. Suicide is an extreme but coherent expression of the depressed West: a state of mind where the soul sinks into nullity, after losing all reason to live. When absolute relativism is professed one is only self-fulfilled in death.
The slaughter in Garissa is not a “senseless brutality”, just like the German pilot’s suicide is not an act of pure madness. These destructive or self destructive acts, have their own aberrant logic. The depression of the apostates from Christianity corresponds to the exaltation of the fanatics of Allah: the equilibrium in the world was broken when it turned its back on Christian principles. And the same preternatural impulse moves the homicidal fury of Islam and the suicidal nihilism of the West. The prince of darkness, being unable to make himself God, wants to destroy everything of God as well as everything resembling Christian Civilization. Without this diabolic infestation it is difficult to understand what is happening in the world. And without an Angelic intervention it is impossible to combat a battle which had its first action at the moment of creation, when the Angelic front was divided into two forces perennially in opposition throughout the history of the created universe.
The message of Fatima sees Our Lady preceded and accompanied by Angels. And those who have read the Third Secret will remember the tragic vision of a great cross where at its foot the Pope is also killed : “Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.” As it was at the very beginning of Christianity, the blood of Christians is the seed of rebirth in history and of victory in eternity.”
Pope Francis continues to welcome in the hordes of islamic hatred, flooding the heartland of what once was Christendom with those dedicated to wreak its final destruction. The centenary of Fatima slipped quietly past us, a milestone of no consequence to the masses, who are more concerned with Hollywood and football. It is now too late to halt the events set in motion, but it the perfect time to return to the Message of Fatima, to repent for our own sins, offer reparation for sins of others, especially those against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. If we are not closely united to her Immaculate Heart, we are lost. It is becoming increasingly difficult for people to grasp the importance of this and the struggle to keep the faith will be all but impossible. And yet, those who allow themselves to slip away will be seen to be happy by those still struggling to remain true. Success will favor those who are not children of Mary, for this is truly the time of a gathering darkness.
I truly regret that some readers feel that I have not been warm and nurturing enough. But that is not and never has been my job here. I have tried to point out to you as clearly as possible the absolute necessity of sacrifice, penance, reparation, prayer, consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of His most Blessed Mother. I’ve tried to show in the lives of the Saints of Fatima, that the Way of Fatima is a sure way, but not at all an easy way. Jacinta and Francisco did not skip playfully along the path to heaven. In yesterday’s post, I scolded readers who prefer the “comfort” of the Divine Mercy chaplet over the spiritual work of the Sorrowful Mysteries. Of course, I was criticised. Of course readers leave. But Our Lord is being attacked most brutally today and we cannot afford to lull ourselves to sleep with platitudes. Hell has been unleashed on earth and most of you are unaware. If you will not obey the Mother of God, if you will not simply pray her rosary and let yourself be led by her, even though the way be arduous, Again I say, if you will not abide the truth when you have been given it in clear terms, then you will be lost and all the souls who needed your help will be lost as well.
There is light in this darkness. It is She who is clothed with light, who commands the sun. The Virgin Mother of our Savior, who will bring us through this storm safely to Him. Our Lady of the Rosary said she would return again, that is to say, there is another visit of the Immaculate Mother of God. This will be her victorious moment when Islam will be converted and the Church will be restored, the darkness dispelled! For we know that she “…Comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array.” (Hour of Prime, Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary).
Pray the Rosary for the love of Mary!
† Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of our hearts, Mother of the Church, do thou offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for the conversion of poor sinners, especially our Pontiff.
† Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thy kingdom come! Viva Cristo Rey!
† Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
† St. Joseph, protect us, protect our families, protect our priests.
† St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Please pray for the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, King.
Vouchsafe that I may praise thee, O Sacred Virgin! Give me strength against thine enemies!