Here’s seven reasons why we conservative and traditional Catholics must be more “political,” not less, for “political” issues are more connected to evangelization than most people realize:
1. The Social Reign of Christ the King. Traditional Catholicism is built on the notion of no separation of Church and State. (Yes, you read that correctly.) That doesn’t mean that we want a Catholic version of an Islamic Theocracy. Nor has the Catholic Church ever believe in forced-conversions (not even in the days of the Inquisition.) But just as nature abhors a vacuum, so do politics. Absent a group of leaders remaining under the Standard of Christ, we will be under the Trans-Rainbow Flag (the new religion of this country.) We will follow a religion, whether we like it or not.
2. Life and Death Issues. The difference between Republicans and Democrats right now is not like innocent Chicago saloon debates of the 1950s about how much money should be allotted so new roads or trash-management. The debate now is if we should continue to slaughter millions of pre-born children and sexually mutilate and groom the children who somehow escaped the abortion-holocaust. These are not “political” issues. They are issues of life-and-death, heaven-and-hell. We must be involved in stopping these worst evils of all of history.
3. Fatima and the Errors of Russia. I have studied a lot of Marian apparitions over the past 2,000 years and I have never heard of one (until Fatima) when Mary mentioned a political party by name. But that’s exactly what she did when she spoke of the “errors of Russia” and then showed the children of Fatima countless souls falling into hell. That means that liberalism is leading people to hell. If that’s not “too political” for Mary to say, then it’s not “too political” for me.
4. Politics is Downstream of Theology. I used to think that calling abortion “a satanic child-sacrifice” was an exaggeration. After studying what happens in an abortion center, I no longer believe it is an exaggeration. The left runs on the blood of children sacrificed to demons in abortion centers. Even Tucker Carlson now realizes the grooming cult of children is a true (but false) religion taking over this country. The movement organized under the Trans-Rainbow flag has moved beyond the days of child-groomer Harvey Milk and now has diabolical rites, dark sacraments, infallible priests and most importantly: Doctrine and heresy for which you are quickly ex-communicated (cancelled) for opposing. The movement of sexual-license is not just about acceptance of a weakness in the loins of people struggling with certain disorders. The secular religion of the left seeks to make child-converts and will even isolate parents from their own children who oppose their grooming. This is a bad religion under the guise of politics. So also, we must now be unafraid to oppose their bad religion with the true religion of Apostolic Catholicism, under the banner of Christ crucified. We must do this shamelessly and rapidly. As TLM-attending Michael Knowles always says, “politics is downstream of theology.” He also points out that once the right agreed to battle with the left on the field of free-speech, we already lost. Why? Because every culture and every political ideal has a theological standard looming behind it (be it for good or evil.) “Free-speech” will always be governed by a standard.
5. Grace Builds on Nature Without Destroying It. St. Thomas Aquinas taught that grace builds on nature without destroying it. That means that Christ divinizes His elect while making them no less human or individual. But the secular religion of the left not only stands against a traditional Divinization in Christ. It also seeks to destroy human nature. For this reason, it is not possible to be a leftist Catholic living in sanctifying grace. Is that an exaggeration? No. Grace can not build on a nature that is being denied through mutilating surgeries, unnatural sins and pre-born satanic sacrifice. Anyone even mildly-defending those things can never come to a divinization of their human nature. Why? Because the left is not only denying Divine Revelation, but even overturning creation at a natural level. Thus, if we want leftists to be saved forever, we must point out these errors that begin in natural law, not the Bible.
6. Only One-Group is Apparently “Too Political.” Someone on the phone recently told me I shouldn’t be “so political.” It didn’t hurt my feelings, but I found it funny he later in that same conversation ripped on Trump (even though I didn’t bring up Trump or even politics.) After hanging up, it hit me he wouldn’t tell a lawyer or a doctor or a plumber that his profession prohibits him from politics. Why then is a priest off limits from politics? Only because that person didn’t like my politics! None of my critics say that leftist-Catholics are too political. Peruse the websites of lefty-Catholics like America Magazine or National Catholic Reporter and see that 95%-100% of their articles are leftist-politics, not good theology. (Probably only 70% of my blogs are political and 10% of my podcasts are political. My podcasts are mostly Scripture and Catechesis.) So who is more political, them or me? Of course, they are. But everyone gives that Catholic-left a “pass” on politics because it’s easier for a dead fish to “go with the flow” than to swim against the world, flesh and devil.
7. The Pharisees Would Say They Killed Jesus for Political Reasons. 2,000 years ago, the Pharisees would have claimed they killed Jesus not for religious reasons, but for political reasons. Consider how the Pharisees plotted the death of Jesus: So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the council and said, “What are we to do? For this man performs many signs. If we let Him go on like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.” But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all. Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.—John 11:47-50. The Pharisees knew that Jesus stood as a threat not only to their religious leadership, but also their decision to be in political-cahoots with the Romans. Politics can never be separated from religion, so let’s stop trying it under guise of devotion. “Following Jesus” is more than following the warm-emotions that a smily Middle-Eastern man might make me feel. “Following Jesus” is establishing Christ’s kingdom here on earth, and that kingdom is one of life.