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Catholic Christendom #13 Merovingian Dynasty 457 – 751

In order to enter into the Holy Roman Empire of Charlemagne, we need to travel through his Frankish roots.  King Childeric I, (the first king in the Merovingian Dynasty), was the father of King Clovis.

When King Clovis was loosing the battle of Tolbiac, in desperation, he turned and prayed to the God of his wife, Queen St. Clotilda.  He promised if her God were to get him out of his desperate situation, he would believe and be baptized a Catholic.

Mariage-ClovisHere we see the beautiful relationship of a saintly wife converting her husband, and who then goes on to help Catholicism spread throughout his realm.  King Clovis was convinced that Catholicism was a fundamental part of a healthy society.

Through time, the Frankish kings became lazy and allowed the Mayor of the Palace to rule.  One of these Mayors was Pepin Herstal who ruled from 680 to his death in 714.  He had two legitimate sons and one illegitimate son, (Charles Martel, the Hammer in french).  Both of his legitimate sons died before him, so he left his power to his two grandsons.  But upon death, Charles fought to overcome the many rebellious areas of his father’s kingdom and thus gained control of the Frankish kingdom.  He was not officially the king, but he ruled as a Mayor of the Palace.CharlesMartel

He was the one who stopped the advancement of the muslim take over of Europe.  At the Battle of Poitiers, (732), with a small army, he overcame 200,000 fierce muslims.  He also supported St. Boniface reforming the Frankish Church and converting the Germans and the Saxons.   Charles is said to have set up the foundation of the Carolingian Empire.

Charles left his two sons, Carloman and Pepin the Short, (or the Younger), to rule the Frankish kingdom.  His two sons had been educated by monks and were very well disposed towards the Catholic Church.  Carloman was even so pious, that eventually he entered into the religious life.

This left Pepin II to be the sole ruler of France.  He continued his father’s work and support of St. Boniface and the pope.  He was coronated by the Bishop in 751 and again by Pope Stephen II who traveled all the way from Rome 754.  At that time, Pope Stephen II also anointed his two sons, Charlemagne and Carloman.  PepinTheShort1Pepin being Coronated by Pope Stephen II with his two sons Charlemagne and Carloman.

Pepin won a war against the Lombards in Italy and gave to the pope what would later become the Papal States.   This was called the ‘Donation of Pepin’ in 756.  Pepin was given the title Patrician of Rome.  And this led to his son Charlemagne to be eventually coronated the Holy Roman Emperor.

We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and to know how God has worked through concrete history to rule real kingdoms in this real world.  We pray that God will again, in our times, raise of holy Queens who will convert Kings to be holy rulers.  We also pray for holy popes, cardinals, bishops, religious and priests who will obey Jesus and humbly rule for Him.

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Traditional Catholic Priest – Traditional Catholic Christendom 10

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Traditional Catholic Christendom 10

Posted on July 31, 2015 by Father Peter Carota

After the devastation’s of the barbarian invasions, much of the former Roman Empire was in shambles. At the same time, the Arian and Nestorian, (believing that Jesus’ divinity is separate in His human nature), heresies were causing havoc in the Catholic Church. There was also rivalry between the Greek and Latin churches which did not help the matter either.

It is into this time that Mohammed comes on the scene.

‘He spent his early life as a shepherd and an attendant of caravans, and at the age of twenty-five married a rich widow, Khadeejah, fifteen years his senior. She bore him six children, all of whom died very young except Fatima, his beloved daughter.

On his commercial journeys to Syria and Palestine he became acquainted with Jews and Christians, and acquired an imperfect knowledge of their religion and traditions.’ 1914 Catholic Encyclopedia

In 612, he had a so called spiritual experience where he was called to be the prophet of Allah. Soon he, with his followers, began to fight wars and conquer territories. He died from a violent fever in 633.

Easily they began to overrun many countries because at this time the Persian empire was failing, there were lax morals, loved the power of the sword, were fanatics, gain much plunder and loved conquest. img_0478-21

In less than 100 years, many of the Catholic countries fell under their siege. Palestine, (including Jerusalem), Syria, Mesopotamia, Egypt, North Africa and southern Spain. They would desecrate and burn churches and make mosques out of them.

Their Jihad meant that there was massive pillaging, slavery, (ghanima), deportation, raping, forced conversion to Islam and slaughtering. Catholics were dispossessed of their lands, oppressed, taxed, persecuted, forced to be muslims or treated terribly as infidels. The only thing that slowed down the advance of muslim forces was the weight of their plunder.

From Spain they then crossed over the Pyrenees into France. Abdul Rahman led a large contingency of warriors deeper into France heading to loot the Holy Basilica of St. Martin of Tours.

If it were not for the Frank, Charles Martel, (the illegitimate son of the barbarian King Pippin II), Europe well would have fallen under Islam.

Charles was called “the hammer” because of his military strategies. He understood that if he was going to be successful in fighting against the hordes of savage muslims, he had to outsmart them. He traveled on far out roads in secrecy, he planned on surprising them and would have an advantage by being on top of a wooded hill. The trees would deter the arabian horses.

On a cold day near Poitiers France on October 10 732, the battle began. The muslim scribes recorded this:

“And in the shock of the battle the men of the North seemed like a sea that cannot be moved. Firmly they stood, one close to another, forming as it were a bulwark of ice; and with great blows of their swords they hewed down the Arabs. Drawn up in a band around their chief, the people of the Asturias carried all before them. Their tireless hands drove their swords down to the breasts of the foe.”

When it grew light out, Charles’ troops had killed Abdul and over 300,000 muslims. He lost 1500 men. He continued to wage war on the muslims that still held cities north of the Pyrenees.

From these victories came the Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne, Charles grandson.

“Without Islam the Frankish Empire would probably never have existed and Charlemagne, without Mahomet, would be inconceivable.” Historian Henri Pirenne

This great victory of Charles and the victory of Abbasids over Umayyad Caliphate in Persia in 750, greatly slowed down the advancement of muslims till the beginning of the Ottoman Empire in 1299.

We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and to be members of the only true faith, (Catholic Christianity), begun by Jesus Christ in A.D. 33 and lasting till today.

Traditional Catholic Christendom 9 – Muslims

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Traditional Catholic Christendom 9 – Muslims

Posted on July 31, 2015

As we go back through time to study the rise and fall of Christendom, it is of dire necessity to understand the horrors of Muhammadism. This time line, although a bit boring to study, will inform you a great deal on why most of the Roman Empire is muslim today. This is take from the Latin library.

570: Muhammad was born in Mecca.

590 – 604: Pope Gregory the Great (c. 540 – 604) begans his liturgical reforms and changes in church administration.

594: Muhammad became the manager of the business of Lady Khadija.

595: Muhammad married Hadrat Khadija.

610: Muhammad had a religious experience on Mount Hira that changed his life.

613: Persians capture Damascus and Antioch.

614: Persians sack Jerusalem. damaging the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the process.

615: Muhammad invited the Hashimites to adopt Islam.

615: Persecution of Muslims by the Quaraish in Mecca intensified and a group of Muslims leave for Abyssinia (modern Ethiopia).

621: Abu Jahl became leader of a mounting opposition to Muslims in Mecca and organized a boycott of merchants in Mohammad’s clan, the Hashim.

622: About 75 converts from Medina took the two Pledges of al-Aqaba, professing to Islam and to protect Muhammad from all danger.

622: The Hijra: emigration of Muhammad and his followers to Yathrib (now: Madinat al-Nabi, “the city of the Prophet,” or simply, al-Madina). Foundation of the first Islamic community; social and economic reforms. Starting point of the Islamic calendar.

624: Muhammad broke with his Jewish supporters because they refused to recognize him as a prophet and adopt Isalm. He chose now to emphasize the Arabness of the new religion and has his followers face Mecca when praying instead of Jerusalem. In the end, all the Jews were either banished or executed.

March 15, 624: At the Battle of Abdr, Muhammad and his followers defeated an army from Mecca. Muhammad’s chief rival in Mecca, Abu Jahl, was executed.

627: Meccan leader Abu Sufyan (c. 567 – c. 655) laid siege to Muhammad’s forces in Medina during the battle of the Trench. Even with 10,000 men he was unsuccessful for the 15 days he was there. Muhammad suspected the Banu Quraiza Jews of helping the Meccans and had all the men killed.

627: A confederation was created between Muhammad’s followers in Mecca and the eight Arab clains in Medina with the Constitution of Medina.

628: Muhammad led about 1,600 men on a pilgrimage to Mecca where their passage was blocked by citizens of Mecca. Fortunately they agreed to negotiate with Muhammad and then later agreed to the Pact of Hudaibiya, ending hostilities and allowing for Muslim pilgrimages.

629: After a group of Muslims was attacked, Muhammad dissolved the Pact of Hudaibiya and prepared to attack Mecca.

630: An army of 30,000 Muslims marched on Mecca which surrendered with little resistance. Muhammad took control of the city and made it the spiritual center of Islam.

632: Death of Muhammad. His father-in-law, Abu-Bakr, and Umar devised a system to allow Islam to sustain religious and political stability. Accepting the name of caliph (“deputy of the Prophet”), Abu-Bakr begins a military exhibition to enforce the caliph’s authority over Arabian followers of Muhammad. Abu-Bakr then moved northward, defeating Byzantine and Persian forces. Abu-Bakr died two years later and Umar succeeded him as the second caliph, launching a new campaign against the neighboring empires.

632-34: Widespread tribal rebellion on the death of Muhammad. Abu Bakr, the first caliph (khalifa) reimposes the authority of the Islamic government throughout Arabia and sends Arab armies of conquest against Mesopotamia and Syria.

633: Muslims conquer Syria and Iraq.

634: Victory against the Byzantines in Palestine (Ajnadayn).

634-644: Umar (c. 591-644) reigns as the second caliph. The Muslims subjugate Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia and Persia. Garrisons established in the conquered lands, and the Muslim rulers begin to take control of financial organisation.

635: Muslims begin the conquest of Persia and Syria.

635: Arab Muslims capture the city of Damascus from the Byzantines.

August 20, 636: Battle of Yarmuk (also: Yarmuq, Hieromyax): Following the Muslim capture of Damascus and Edessa, Byzantine Emperor Heraclius organizes a large army which manages to take back control of those cities. However, Byzantine commander, Baänes is soundly defeated by Muslim forces under Khalid ibn Walid in a battle in the valley of the Yarmuk River outside Damascus. This leaves all of Syria open to Arab domination.

636 (?): The Arabs under Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas defeat a Sasanian army in the battle of Qadisiyya (near Hira), gaining Iraq west of the Tigris. A second victory follows at Jalula, near Ctesiphon.

637: The Arabs occupy the Persian capital of Ctesiphon. By 651, the entire Persian realm would come under the rule of Islam and continued its westward expansion.

637: Syria is conquered by Muslim forces.

637: Jerusalem falls to invading Muslim forces.

638: Caliph Umar I enters Jerusalem.

639-42: Conquest of Egypt (642 taking of Alexandria) by ‘Amr ibn al-‘As. Muslims capture the sea port of Caesarea in Palestine, marking end of the Byzantine presence in Syria.

641: Islam spreads into Egypt. The Catholic Archbishop invites Muslims to help free Egypt from Roman oppressors.

641: Under the leadership of Abd-al-Rahman, Muslims conquer southern areas of Azerbaijan, Daghestan, Georgia, and Armenia.

641/2: Under the leadership of Amr ibn al-As, Muslims conquer the Byzantine city of Alexandria in Egypt. Amr forbids the looting of the city and proclaims freedom of worship for all. According to some accounts, he also has what was left of the Great Library burned the following year. Al-As creates the first Muslim city in Egypt, al-Fustat, and builds there the first mosque in Egypt.

644: Muslim leader Umar dies and is succeeded by Caliph Uthman, a member of the Umayyad family that had rejected Muhammad’s prophesies. Rallies arise to support Ali, Muhammad’s cousin and son-in-law, as caliph. Uthman launches invasions to the west into North Africa.

649: Muawiya I, a member of the Umayyad family, leads a raid against Cyprus, sacking the capital Salamis-Constantia after a short siege and pillaging the rest of the island.

652: Sicily is attacked by Muslims coming out of Tunisia (named Ifriqiya by the Muslims, a name later given to the entire continent of Africa).

653: Muawiya I leads a raid against Rhodes, taking the remaining pieces of the Colossus of Rhodes (one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world) and shipping it back to Syria to be sold as scrap metal.

654: Muawiya I conquers Cyprus and stations a large garrison there. The island would remain in Muslim hands until 0966.

655: Battle of the Masts: In one of the few Muslim naval victories in the entire history of Islam, Muslim forces under the command of Uthman bin Affan defeat Byzantine forces under Emperor Constant II. The battle takes place off the coast of Lycia and is an important stage in the decline of Byzantine power.

661-680: Mu’awiya, founder of the Umayyad dynasty, becomes the caliph and moves the capital from Mecca to Damascus. The Umayyad family rules Islam until 750. Ali’s followers form a religious party called Shiites and insist that only descendants of Ali deserve the title of caliph or deserve any authority over Muslims. The opposing party, the Sunnites, insist on the customs of the historical evolution of the caliphate rather than a hereditary descent of spiritual authority.

662: Egypt fell to the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates until 868 A.D. A year prior, the Fertile Crescent and Persia yielded to the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates, whose rule lasted until 1258 and 820, respectively.

667: The Arabs occupy Chalcedon, threatening Constantinope. Sicily is attacked by Muslims sailing from Tunisia.

668: First Siege of Constantinople: This attack lasts off and on for seven years, with the Muslim forces generally spending the winters on the island of Cyzicus, a few miles south of Constantinople, and only sailing against the city during the spring and summer months. The Greeks are able to fend off repeated attacks with a weapon desperately feared by the Arabs: Greek Fire. It burned through ships, shields, and flesh and it could not be put out once it started. Muawiyah has to send emissaries to Byzantine Emperor Constans to beg him to let the survivors return home unimpeded, a request that is granted in exchange for a yearly tribute of 3,000 pieces of gold, fifty slaves, and fifty Arab horses.

669: The Muslim conquest reaches to Morocco in North Africa. The region would be open to the rule of the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates until 800.

672: Muslims under Mauwiya I capture the island of Rhodes.

672: Beginning of the ‘seven year’ Arab siege of Constantinople.

674: Arab conquest reaches the Indus River.

August 23, 676: Birth of Charles Martel (Charles the Hammer) in Herstal, Wallonia, Belgium, as the illegitimate son of Pippin II. Serving as Mayor of the Palace of the kingdom of the Franks, Charles would lead a force of Christians that turn back a Muslim raiding party near Poitiers (or Tours) which, according to many historians, would effectively halt the advance of Islam against Christianity in the West.

677: Muslims send a large fleet against Constantinople in an effort to finally break the city, but they are defeated so badly through the Byzantine use of Greek Fire that they are forced to pay an indemnity to the Emperor.

680: Birth of Leo III the Isaurian, Byzantine Emperor, along the Turkish-Syrian border in the Syrian province of Commagene. Leo’s tactical skills would be responsible for turning back the second Arab Muslim siege of Constantinople in 0717, shortly after he is elected emperor.

688: Emperor Justinian II and Caliph al-Malik sign a peace treaty making Cyprus neutral territory. For the next 300 years, Cyprus is ruled jointly by both the Byzantines and the Arabs despite the continuing warfare between them elsewhere.

691: Birth of Hisham, 10th caliph of the Umayyad Dynasty. It is under Hisham that Muslim forces would make their deepest incursions into Western Europe before being stopped by Charles Martel at the Battle of Poitiers in 0732.

698: Muslims capture Carthage in North Africa.

700: Muslims from Pamntelleria raid the island of Sicily.

711: With the further conquest of Egypt, Spain and North Africa, Islam included all of the Persian empire and most of the old Roman world under Islamic rule. Muslims began the conquest of Sindh in Afghanistan.

Catholic Christendom #6

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Catholic Christendom # 6

Posted on July 27, 2015 by Father Peter Carota

For the first 279 years, thousands and thousands of Catholics would be persecuted for refusing to deny their faith in Jesus Christ or worship false gods. They would not even put a tiny piece of incense on the pagan god’s altars.

For this they were put in dungeons, forced to work in the metal and salt mines, sold into slavery, fed to wild beasts, tortured in the cruelest ways possible, and finally killed.

The 11 worst Roman persecutions were as follows:
◾Nero, A.D. 67,
◾Under Domitian, A.D. 81,
◾Under Trajan, A.D. 108,
◾Under Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, A.D. 162,
◾Severus, A.D. 192,
◾Under Maximus, A.D. 235,
◾Under Decius, A.D. 249,
◾Under Valerian, A.D. 257,
◾Under Aurelian, A.D. 274,
◾Under Diocletian, A.D. 303.
◾Persecutions began again by Julian the Apostate, A.D. 361.

Almost all of the Catholics, and christians, know anything about our beginning. They especially do not know that under the Roman Emperors, it was also a serious crime to have any of the scripture scrolls, (that now are bound together into what is called the Bible).

At that time there were no printing presses to condense all the scrolls into one book or to mass produce the Bible. So if any Catholic was found with any part of the Scriptures, they were arrested and tried and tortured to death.

It is very good to read everyday the daily list of saints and how they died in the Roman Martyrology. With sadness you read the vile ways these early Catholics were tortured to death.

The Apostles, and their disciples, were pushed by the Holy Spirit to travel and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church all over the known world, (Roman Empire and India). The prayers, testimony and blood of these early Apostles and martyrs, eventually conquered the Beast, the pagan Roman Empire.

In the year A.D. 312, Constantine was ready to advance on Rome to conquer it at the Milvian Bridge. Jesus appeared to him, showing him a sign of the cross in the sky, and said, ‘In Hoc Signo Vinces’, (In this sign conquer). He told him to put this cross on all his armor and standards and he would defeat the powerful pagan Roman Empire. He did, and Constantine won the decisive battle against Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge and went on from their to conquer all of the Empire. Maxentius drowned in the Tiber River.

Constantine was not a Catholic at this time, but his mother, St. Helen, was. He met in Milan with the Emperor Licinius, (who ruled the Balkans), and signed the Edict of Milan that agreed to tolerate Catholics along with other pagan religions. It would no longer be illegal for them to be Catholics.

‘When I, Constantine Augustus, as well as I, Licinius Augustus, fortunately met near Mediolanurn (Milan), and were considering everything that pertained to the public welfare and security, we thought, among other things which we saw would be for the good of many, those regulations pertaining to the reverence of the Divinity ought certainly to be made first, so that we might grant to the Christians and others full authority to observe that religion which each preferred; whence any Divinity whatsoever in the seat of the heavens may be propitious and kindly disposed to us and all who are placed under our rule. And thus by this wholesome counsel and most upright provision we thought to arrange that no one whatsoever should be denied the opportunity to give his heart to the observance of the Christian religion, of that religion which he should think best for himself, so that the Supreme Deity, to whose worship we freely yield our hearts) may show in all things His usual favor and benevolence. Therefore, your Worship should know that it has pleased us to remove all conditions whatsoever, which were in the rescripts formerly given to you officially, concerning the Christians and now any one of these who wishes to observe Christian religion may do so freely and openly, without molestation. We thought it fit to commend these things most fully to your care that you may know that we have given to those Christians free and unrestricted opportunity of religious worship. When you see that this has been granted to them by us, your Worship will know that we have also conceded to other religions the right of open and free observance of their worship for the sake of the peace of our times, that each one may have the free opportunity to worship as he pleases; this regulation is made we that we may not seem to detract from any dignity or any religion.

Moreover, in the case of the Christians especially we esteemed it best to order that if it happens anyone heretofore has bought from our treasury from anyone whatsoever, those places where they were previously accustomed to assemble, concerning which a certain decree had been made and a letter sent to you officially, the same shall be restored to the Christians without payment or any claim of recompense and without any kind of fraud or deception, Those, moreover, who have obtained the same by gift, are likewise to return them at once to the Christians. Besides, both those who have purchased and those who have secured them by gift, are to appeal to the vicar if they seek any recompense from our bounty, that they may be cared for through our clemency. All this property ought to be delivered at once to the community of the Christians through your intercession, and without delay. And since these Christians are known to have possessed not only those places in which they were accustomed to assemble, but also other property, namely the churches, belonging to them as a corporation and not as individuals, all these things which we have included under the above law, you will order to be restored, without any hesitation or controversy at all, to these Christians, that is to say to the corporations and their conventicles: providing, of course, that the above arrangements be followed so that those who return the same without payment, as we have said, may hope for an indemnity from our bounty. In all these circumstances you ought to tender your most efficacious intervention to the community of the Christians, that our command may be carried into effect as quickly as possible, whereby, moreover, through our clemency, public order may be secured. Let this be done so that, as we have said above, Divine favor towards us, which, under the most important circumstances we have already experienced, may, for all time, preserve and prosper our successes together with the good of the state. Moreover, in order that the statement of this decree of our good will may come to the notice of all, this rescript, published by your decree, shall be announced everywhere and brought to the knowledge of all, so that the decree of this, our benevolence, cannot be concealed.’

We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and to know our Christian history. God always prevails after much suffering.

Post Number 4 on Catholic Christendom

Post Number 4 on Catholic Christendom.

Great advice from Father Carota:

“Those who have obeyed His Catholic Church’s 2000 year old teachings, preached the Gospel, shown love and helped the poor, will rule with Him forever. Those who have obeyed their own pleasure seeking passions in this life and have failed to show charity, will have the devil as their prince and ruler forever.”

Christ the King, Have Mercy on us!

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Catholic Christendom # 4

Posted on July 25, 2015

Christendom has to do with Jesus Christ being King, boss, over all people nations and creation. He is literally this because He created us and redeemed us on the Cross.

The New Testament, literally begins with the Gospel of Matthew with the Royal lineage of Jesus Christ. This genealogy is traced through the royal tribe of Judah, and King David. But those kingdoms of David and Solomon were only temporal and prefigurations of the Jesus’ temporal and spiritual kingdom, but more specifically, His perfect eternal kingdom that has yet to be completely realized.

St. Robert Bellarmine shows that the church fathers taught that when the Angel Gabriel says: “The Lord will give Him the throne of David His Father.” it means a spiritual and eternal kingdom, and not the temporal and carnal kingdom of King David so that Jesus might reign “over the house of Jacob forever“.

At the time of Jesus’ coming, the Israelites had lost their earthly power to the Romans. So when the Father sent Jesus Christ to be their messiah and king in a spiritual and eternal way, most of the Jews rejected Him because they were looking for a worldly king. The Jews are still looking for this purely worldly messiah to come and give them a worldly kingdom. That is why they lay up all their treasures, (jewelers and bankers), in this life and forget about storing up treasures in the eternal kingdom of heaven. (The word jewelry comes from the word Jew.)

Jesus’ power comes from His Father who anointed Him messiah, not from the conquest of territory or being chosen by the people to be their king. For this reason, we always see Jesus fleeing from the crowds who want to make them their worldly messiah and king. Their small minded concept of a messiah and king had to be rejected, because His kingship will endure long after this world no longer exist. (“for the former things are pass away” (Apocalypse)

“and we look for new heavens and a new earth” (2 Peter 3:13).

In the Gospel of St. John on the Feast of Christ the King, Jesus says to Pontius Pilate : “My kingdom is not of this world”. What He meant was that His kingdom had nothing to do with worldly honors, wealth and power. He had already rejected that kingship when the devil offered all this to Him, ‘if only He would adore him’. His kingship comes from above, from His divinity, that is hidden in His humble humanity.

Jesus’ Kingship is over the devil too.

“Now will the prince (royal) of this world be cast out.” John 12: 31.

“Thus did God disarm the principalities and powers. He made a public show of them, leading them off captive, triumphed in the person of Christ.” Col. 2: 15.

“For this the Son of God appeared that He might undo the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8.

His kingship liberates us from the prince of darkness, (the devil), and restores us as sons of God.

Jesus did not come into a palace, but but was born a king in an animal’s pen.

“Behold they that are clothed in soft garments, are in the houses of kings.” Matt. 11: 8.

But His Father honors Him with the royal star and by foreign kings who come to worship Him and give Him royal gold. The Jewish king Herod, who should have recognized Him, obeyed Him and adored Him, instead attempts to destroy Him.

This Divine King was condemned for the crime of “claiming to be King of the Jews” as was evident by what was written on His cross. He was born a King, crowned a King (crown of thorns) and died a King.

If Jesus had at that time started a temporal kingdom in Israel, after His ascension into heaven, it would have had to last. But as we know, many countries have overrun and ruled over Israel since the time of Christ.

Jesus promised that at the end of time, (and I hope it is soon), He will come in all His Divine Glory and power, surrounded by His angels. No longer will men be able to mock Him and disobey Him. All will be subject to Him as king, whether they like it or not.

Those who have obeyed His Catholic Church’s 2000 year old teachings, preached the Gospel, shown love and helped the poor, will rule with Him forever. Those who have obeyed their own pleasure seeking passions in this life and have failed to show charity, will have the devil as their prince and ruler forever.

Meanwhile we are somewhere between the first coming of Jesus as a humble suffering servant King who came “to serve and not to be served”, and the Eschatological times. We are in what should be Christendom time where Jesus is our Eternal, Spiritual and Temperal King. But we only find specks of Christendom in a few churches and families. For this reason we are working to restore Jesus’ rule over all.

We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics who try to love, obey and adore Our King, Jesus Christ. He is our all powerful King who saves us from the devil, from eternal damnation and protects us every day.

Catholic Christendom – Part 3

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Posted on July 24, 2015

Catholic Christendom is founded on, what all other Catholic beliefs and practices are founded on, the whole Holy Bible, (the Old and the New Testament), and tradition. Our faith is based is not only on what Jesus taught and did in the New Testament, but also on what came before Him and led up to His coming, the Old Testament.

But we Catholics hold the 4 Gospels, (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), in the highest regards when it come to understanding Christianity. This is because only in the Gospels do we find the actual words that Jesus said. They also contain everything else He taught and did in His 3 years of public ministry.

Then comes the Acts of the Apostles, epistles of the apostles and the Book of Revelation. And finally comes the Old Testament. In this part of the Bible we find these historical facts;

◾How God created man and woman and everything else.
◾The rebellion and fall of Eve and Adam.
◾The flood and Noah.
◾Abraham’s call to be the father of God’s people.
◾The miraculous conception of Isaac.
◾Jacob and his 12 sons that form the 12 tribes of Israel,
◾Joseph sold into Egypt.
◾Jacob and his other 11 sons moving to Egypt.
◾Moses’ liberation of Israel from slavery in Egypt through God’s plagues.
◾The 40 years in the desert.
◾Joshua miraculous entering into the promise land without any war.
◾The great priests prophets, and judges, Eli and Samuel.
◾King Saul, King David, King Solomon.
◾The exile into Babylonia.
◾The writing and teaching of the prophets.
◾The liberation of Israel by the Machabees brothers.

In the Old Testament we see God making a covenant with the Patriarch Abraham by circumcision of the first born male and the sacrifices of animals. God promised to multiply his descendants to be as numerous as the stars of the sky. He will be their God, and they will be His people. God chooses only men to lead and only men are marked with the sign of the covenant, circumcision.

Then we see God leading his people through Moses. He is chosen by God to be the intermediator between God and HIs people. God reveals His divine laws through him and demands that the Israelites obey them. If they obey God’s loving laws, they receive God’s protection and blessings. When they disobey God’s law, they were cursed or killed. These laws also came with instructions on what punishment was to be applied to anyone who broke them, including death. From this is where the idea of capital punishment comes from.

God also revealed specific, exact laws on all their religious practices too. On what tribe priests would come from, how rites and sacrifices were to be made, keeping holy the Sabbath, what vestments were to be worn, how the priests and people had to purify themselves before praying and exactly what objects He wanted to be used in these Jewish rituals.

His laws were also very demanding on morals, like homosexual sex, stealing, adultery, lepers, abusing the poor and aliens. When these laws were broken, He punished them by either fire, earthquakes or snakes. Moses also was ordered by God to punish them by slaughtering them when they adored the golden calf. It is clear in the Old Testament that God’s law are not to be broken, and if they are there are severe consequences.

Finally Joshua leads the Israelites into the Promised Land, a country filled with cities, buildings and vineyards that God gives them without any battles. They are given other peoples buildings or orchards and vineyards with out every having to build them or plant them. The Promised Land is a prefigurement of Christendom or what I will call a ‘Theodom’.

At the beginning living in the Promise Land, God continues to lead and punish His people through His chosen priests, prophets and judges. Samuel is one of the greatest and holy ones. God always would correct His people by raising up a prophet to guide them.

Then the people cry out to God to give them a king to rule them like all the other tribes around them. He warns them of the taxes, wars, their giving of their young men as warriors and their women as cooks and all the other cost that it will cause them. Nevertheless, He concedes to their wishes and this is where, you could say, when Theocracy began.

God is the true King, and the kings of Israel were only to be His ministers. But the kings often forgot this and disobeyed God. King Saul was hand picked by God, yet he turns evil and tries to kill David, besides breaking other laws set down by God.

King David is a king after God’s own heart. Yet he too sins gravely and is punished for it. But God forgives him and gives him a promise that his kingship would last forever. That was the hope of Israel, that a King, Messiah and Prophet would come from the descendants of King David who would liberate them from all the oppressors and heal all their wounds.

His son, King Solomon, is greatly endowed with gifts from God. With his fathers materials, silver and gold, he builds two things, the Great Temple for God and a palace for him as king in Jerusalem. (We see here the two parts of Theocracy, God first, the king second). He is a great king, judge and disciplinarian. Yet he falls because of his lust for women, which cause him to allow his pagan concubines to practice and teach to the Israelites their evil false religions. Because of this, the Theocracy is divided. Queen of Saba and Solomen_TISCHBEIN, Johann Friedrich AugustQueen of Saba amazed by the wisdom of King Solomon

Later on, because of the continual breaking of God’s law by worshiping and sacrificing to false gods, the Israelites are taken into captivity by the Babylonians. Theocracy is completely destroyed because of the Israelites worshiping of false gods. They reaped what they had sown.

The Machabees brothers begin to battle to free Israel from forced pagan worship and the covering over of their circumcision, the mark of the covenant. They again enforced God’s laws and they were blessed.

Then in the fullness of time, God in His love and mercy, sent His only Begotten Son, Jesus to be the King Messiah He had promised them.

He has raised up for us a mighty Savior,
Born of the house of His servant David.
Through His holy prophets He promised of old
That He would save us from our enemies,
From the hands of all who hate us. Canticle of Zachariah.

We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and to know the constant love and concern God has shown on His people, the Israelites before, and now on us, the Catholics, through Jesus Christ Our King.

Christendom Explained, Part II

We need to storm heaven with our prayers for a return of Christendom! Please read the second post from Father Carota explaining the meaning of Christendom. It is easy to tell what is holy by the fruits. When the bastille was stormed, the prison held only 7 prisoners. When a country is ruled by a just Catholic leader, under the authority of Christ the King, society is well ordered (resulting in fewer crimes and prisoners). We clearly do not have that anywhere in the world at the moment. Where can we go to begin Christendom again? Any ideas???

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Catholic Christendom # 2

Posted on July 23, 2015

Catholic Christendom means a part of the world where the Catholic Church had great influence and power over religion, governments and politics. It means that Jesus Christ is the King over the Church and government. Jesus Christ deserves this power over all the Church, states, people, and things because first;

◾He created us and the Universe,
◾He purchased us, (redeemed us), from the devil, by dying on the cross.
◾He made all things new in Him.

Jesus relegates His power and authority to His vicar on earth, the pope. He is to be the prime minister who is head over a hierarchical Church consisting of cardinals, bishops, abbots, abbesses, religious and priests. These delegates are meant to have temporal authority over emperors, kings, queens, princes, mayors etc. Religious authorities rank first, then emperors, then empresses, kings, queens, princes, and on and on down the authority line.

Men have been given by God authority over their wives and families to love them, to keep them Catholic, to protect and to provide for them. Mothers have authority over their children and the eldest sibling has authority over younger ones. (You still find Catholic belief when Hispanics confess; ‘not respecting or obeying their elders’).

The only country on earth where there is still any vestige of this, is the Vatican State. Other than this tiny State, there is no longer any other place. There were places where the Catholic Church still had influence in the government. But that has since changed. The masons have systematically infiltrated every country where this Catholic influence was. They accomplished this through what is call ‘filibusters’, (which is to put slowly masons in government positions and then to overthrow the government and pass laws and constitutions against the Catholic Church).

In their book, ‘The Freemasons in America: Inside the Secret Society’ by H Paul Jeffers, you read about this happening in Florida, Louisiana and Texas. Where the masons are, there you will find the star or what is really a pentagram. The pentagram is the five pointed star represented the earth, air, fire, water and spirit that wiccans use. Remember they believe in a new age spirituality and their magazine here in the USA was called that. They put the pentagram star in the USA flag. Texas is known as the lone star state.

So what most traditional Catholics would think of when they say Christendom, is a hope that someday, by a miracle, there will be a return to Catholicism and governments like what was lived in Emperor Charlemagne’s time. In the mean time, it is simple a dream and a personal commitment to Christ the King in our families.

They believe, in and try to live, this hierarchical authority paradigm in their traditional Catholic parishes to some extent and in their homes where the man is the head of his family. You can still see some traces of this in the vow of obedience religious take to obey their superior.

This is greatly emphasized by the Society of St. Pius X. They keep in mind that Jesus has been dethroned in the Church and in society. They attempt to live this in their parishes and families.

Michael Davies wrote a great small book on Christendom called; ‘The Reign of Christ the King’.

We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and to know that Jesus is our King and that we love Him and want to obey Him. He, God. is a powerful King who protects those who live under His rule and obey Him. It would be heaven if we had holy people in authority in the Church and in government with whom we could obey and work for the good of society. We could use all the money to build beautiful churches, we could have free Catholic schools, hospitals, orphanages, libraries, retreat houses, parks and homes.

Our society under secular and masonic leaders is not working. We live in the illusion that we live under democratic government. No, the two parties are just two big shows. They both are run by the people behind the scenes. We get all excited to try to elect Romney, because he is the lesser of two evils. He is the one who made government medical care mandatory in Massachusetts. Look what ‘Justice’ Roberts did in the Supreme Court.

When the French Revolution armies stormed the Bastille in July 14, 1789, they found 7 people, 4 forgers, 2 mad men and 1 pedophile. Under this ‘great Democratic system’ we have millions of people in prisons here in the United States.

Long Live Christ The King. Que Viva Cristo Rey.

Christendom Explained

We need to keep praying for the return of Christendom. One day for sure, and it might be soon, man will see what happens when God’s laws are not followed. Please read Father Carota’s initial posting on Christendom. Christ the King, have mercy on us!

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Catholic Christendom Explained Part 1

Posted on July 22, 2015

Because most traditional Catholic believe in Christendom, (and are praying for its restoration), I think it is of utmost importance at this time in history to study the meaning and historical development of Christendom. It is of great importance now as we have seen the Supreme Court of the USA and democratic voting tear down God’s laws and replacing them with man’s laws.

I will attempt to do this by using the 1914 Catholic Encyclopedia article on Christendom, other sources and my own knowledge, to explain;

◾What the word Catholic Christendom means.
◾Where it comes from in the Bible.
◾Its Christian Catholic beginning in the Roman Empire under Constantine.
◾The destruction of the Roman Empire by the Barbarians.
◾The muslim conquest of the major part of Christendom.
◾Its golden time under Charlemagne in Northern Europe.
◾Its expansion.
◾Its growth to be beyond just one nation and one language.
◾Its comparison with Christendom under an emperor and the monarchy.
◾The great influence of Monasticism on it in the time of St. Bernard.
◾The crusades effect of protecting, unifying and dividing Christendom.
◾The development from God’s laws, to Canon laws, (Church laws), and Christendom’s demise when countries developed their own civil laws.
◾How corruption, worldliness and nepotism of popes, cardinals, bishops and clergy wrought havick on Christendom.
◾The constant struggle between God’s rights, Church rights and governments rights.
◾Luther’s revolution that dealt the last blow to Christendom in Europe.
◾King Louis XIV of France ignores Jesus’ invitation to help restore Christendom in 1684 by not honoring His Kingly Sacred Heart.
◾The French Revolution against Christendom.
◾The Vendee’s counter revolution in France.
◾President Moreno’s attempt to rule Ecuador under Christendom, (1860).
◾The 1917 atheistic revolution of Russia that spread its error all over the world.
◾The Cristeros attempt to bring about Christendom in Mexico in 1927.
◾The spiritualization of the concept of Christendom and that moved away from the temporal Kingship of Jesus.
◾The pope’s encyclicals on Christendom.
◾Where are we know.
◾What can we do to restore Christendom in our temporal world.

Some of you, who read this, have never heard of the concrete temporal ruling of Jesus Christ King, through the Catholic Church over emperors and Governments. These emperors are given power from God through His Church, to enforce God’s laws in government and society.

But there are also those of you who possibly know much more than I do about Christendom. But we all are concerned about what is happening today as we see the attempt to change or remove God’s laws in the Church, (Synod), in governments, (Supreme Court), in society and in our families.

We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics who desire our Loving Lord, Jesus Christ King rule over our souls, families, Church, society and governments. We know that atheistic governments and court rulings are not making society better or our world safer. God can.