The Vigil of St. Lawrence, Martyr
|The Roman Pontiff as the Sovereign|
Vicar of Christ the King
"The theme of this year's Supreme Convention - Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land - evokes not only  the great biblical ideals of freedom and justice which shaped the founding of the United States of America, but also the responsibility of each new generation to preserve, defend and advance those great ideals in its own day," states the Papal message. "By  defending the right of all religious believers, as individual citizens and in their institutions, to work responsibly in shaping a democratic society inspired by their deepest beliefs, values and aspirations, your Order has proudly lived up to the high religious and patriotic principles which inspired its founding."
 The United States of America was founded rather on the Masonic revolutionary 1789 ideals. The founding document attests to it. Whereas, the Scriptural ideals are fulfilled only under the reign of Christ the King - Whose sovereign dominion reflected in the Traditional Catholic Order of things every Masonic "Republic" rejects. That Masonic revolutionary ideals and the Scriptural ideals meet is but a hypothetical dialectics inherent in every delusive paradigm - especially that of a "liberal Catholic" mind.
 Religious liberty in its authentic Catholic sense - as had been consistently taught by the Chair of Peter - concerns the State protection, fostering, and defense of the Catholic Church, the dominion of Christ the King, and its interests only. It does not concern other creeds - which are essentially errors that lead souls to the worship of the devil (cf., Dt. 30.17, DRV) - though they MAY BE TOLERATED in certain conditions. The defense of " the right of all religious believers, as individual citizens and in their institutions, to work responsibly in shaping a democratic society inspired by their deepest beliefs, values and aspirations" is an error which proceeds from the Masonic revolutionary 1789 propositions 15* (Indifference and False Tolerance) and 77** (Modern Liberalism) condemned "ex cathedra" by Pope Pius IX in his Syllabus of Errors.
* "Every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true." Vatican II: "The Vatican Council declares that the human person has a right to religious freedom. Freedom of this kind means that all men should be immune from coercion [Our Lord said that those who will not believe the Gospel He entrusts to His Apostles and their successors shall be condemned (Mk. 16.16) - hence the anathemas pronounced by the Chair of St. Peter]... nor... be restrained from acting in accordance with his convictions in religious matters.... because they are persons, that is, beings endowed with reason and free will.... as long as the just requirements of public order are observed" (Dignitatis Humanae, I, 2).
** "In the present day it is no longer expedient that the Catholic religion should be held as the only religion of the State, to the exclusion of all other forms of worship." Vatican II: "... Provided the just requirements of public order are not violated... Religious communities... have a RIGHT to... organize themselves according to their own principles... have the further RIGHT not to be prevented from publicly teaching and bearing witness to their beliefs ["their errors" in traditional Catholic parlance]...." (Dignitatis Humanae, I, 4).
It is true that the conditions have changed - Catholic States, supposed to be defending the liberty of Christ's kingdom on earth, have overthrown the yoke of the sovereign dominion of Christ the King by constitutionally repudiating the Catholic Creed - but there can never be justification for the adoption of the worldly mentality of "why not join them when you can not beat them." And so the Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of His people, and its princes... Woe to you, apostate children, saith the Lord, that you would take counsel, and not of Me: and would begin a web, and not by My spirit, that you might add sin upon sin (Is. 3.14; 30.1).
Related posts: "What is Truth?"; "A perilous 'Catholic' voyage"