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Christian Order is a British international monthly devoted to the defence and propagation of the One True Faith - Catholic, Apostolic and Roman - through incisive comment on current affairs in Church and State; at home and abroad.

 
 
January Editorial  THE BERGOGLIO IMBROGLIO

Clearly — tragically — a new polarisation is taking shape. Long ago, we parted ways with the most wilful neo-conservatives: those unconcerned about shiny New Springtime spades being used as Modernist shovels to bury Tradition. Since March 2013, however, even neocons who hitherto leant our way are failing to appreciate the gravity of the situation: the humanistic precipice to which Jorge Bergoglio has dragged us in double-quick time.

 
January Feature  NEOCONNED… AGAIN!

The ongoing division of hearts and minds is one more rotten fruit of papal negligence: the failure of John Paul II and Benedict XVI to seek out and appoint bishops of outstanding doctrinal and moral conviction; men of strong character impervious to collegial group-think. Even a small but sizeable core of such prelates would have upset the liberal hegemony; inspiring far more clergy and laity to emerge from their lukewarm torpor and stand firm with us against the "wolves" and the "filth." Without that lead, a synodical outrage of biblical proportions has failed to stir the bulk of the neo-conservative hoi polloi, or the best of their bloggers, commentators and spokesman: who continue to tut-tut insipidly when they are not, like Michael Voris, rounding on critics of the orchestrating pontiff.

 
January Bonus Feature  THE FAMILY UNDER ATTACK – BOOK REVIEW

Large families are a blessing! Many children are a blessing! We speak of the Bonum Prolis, the good of offspring, the good of children. Don Leone shows beautifully in several of his quoted passages how, since ancient times, the Church had kept to this attitude of generosity which thus led, correlatively, to her very restrictive rule concerning the “calculations” of natural Birth Control. As Pope Pius XII taught, the continual use of the marriage act without openness to children without a grave reason “would be a sin against the very nature of married life.” Don Pietro shows, regrettably, how the recent teaching of the Church has been fundamentally altered concerning the Ends of Marriage, and altered to its detriment, he believes. For example, Pope Paul VI, as well as Pope John Paul II and the New Catechism and Canon Law, all state that the primary end of marriage is “love,” and no longer, as it was traditionally stated, the procreation of children. The mutual good of the spouses now comes before the good of the offspring.

 
 

PRAYER

Heavenly Father, we ask Thy blessing on our efforts. Show us the way to spread the Truth of the Catholic faith in the midst of error and infidelity. Fill our hearts with authentic love for our priests, bishops, pope and all the clergy, a love that moves us to unceasing prayer for their souls and to constant exhortation to faithfully fulfill their sacred task of preaching the whole truth of the Catholic faith without compromise. Grant us wisdom in our deliberations, courage in exposing error and corruption, and humility and charity in all the things we do. Bless our Holy Father with the wisdom and holiness to discern and carry out Thy Will, and the loyalty and fidelity of bishops, priests and all Religious in helping him carry out this task. May Thy will be done in all things.

We ask this through the intercession of our Holy Mother Mary.