Catholic
 Apostolic
 & Roman
Christian Order
About Us
Read Christian Order
Notices
Subscribe
Contact Us
Links
A Dynamic Production
presenting fearlessly a point of view
 both Catholic and rightly independent

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.

 
 
August/September Editorial  GLOSSING OVER HERESY

With science fiction robots everywhere, we can only repeat that the Holy Father's understanding of the state of the Church "does not compute." Somewhere in the Bergoglian galaxy, far far away, "trying to understand with our minds and with only our personal light who Jesus is" may well keep souls from "praying to Jesus," "celebrating Jesus through his Sacraments," and "imitating Jesus." In that distant universe the problem seems to be a kind of intellectual excess. Meantime, the fundamental problem back on planet earth remains intellectual regress: the total failure to transmit Catholic dogma, whole and entire. Consequently, deprived of the means of knowing Christ, Catholic souls have no reason to love and imitate Him by living out His doctrines. 

 
August/September Feature  PASCENDI: A SUMMARY

How many of us have read the famous encyclical letter Pascendi Dominici Gregis ("Feeding the Lord's Flock") all through? I've known of it, I've read bits of it. I've taken the Oath against Modernism four times. But only now in my old age, have I read it completely. It is an astonishing piece of work, written in 1907 by Pope St. Pius X as a counterblast against Modernism in the Catholic Church. In his introduction he tells how he tried in various ways to win over those responsible, kindly and quietly. But at last, seeing these efforts to be in vain, and that for him to remain silent would be "a crime", he is driven by his duty "to expose before the whole Church in their true colours those men who had assumed this bad disguise". The shepherd must warn his flock against a deadly poison, and feed them with the Truth.

 
August/September Bonus Feature  “I KNOW NOT THE MAN”: 3

It was possible from the beginning of his Pontificate to know well the mind of Benedict XVI. One can look at virtually the entire intellectual output of Joseph Ratzinger over the past 60 years as an attempt by a divided heart to justify infidelity to Catholic Tradition. He was always a man with one lung in the past, the other avidly breathing in the poisonous fumes of modernity – a man divided within. On the other hand, after his election, those who attempted to get to “know” Francis through things that he might have written were stymied. There simply seemed nothing out there, at least not in English. There is, however, one piece of his pre-Papacy writing available in English, and it basically “says it all.”

 
October Editorial  CHEAP GRACE: VENOM MASQUERADING AS VIRTUE

In lending Catholic credibility to the normalisation of sex-change sickness, the Bishops of England and Wales have fallen in line with state-sponsored propagandists: such as the armed forces of more than a dozen nations that permit 'transgenders' in their ranks. The complicity is breathtaking — and yet routine. For decades our local hierarchy has failed to educate, organise and rally the Church Militant to stand firm before the neo-pagan assault. The negligence is wicked enough. But in consistently teaching their flock, whether implicitly or explicitly, that moral perversion is now acceptable, they have made eager common cause with secular powers feverishly drafting a degenerate anti-Christian culture by statute.

 
October Feature  TRANSGENDER SURGERY ISN’T THE SOLUTION

Policy makers and the media are doing no favours either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention. This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects. The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken — it does not correspond with physical reality. The second is that it can lead to grim psychological outcomes. People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminised men or masculinised women. Claiming that this is a civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.

 
October Bonus Feature  LETTER TO A PRIEST

Archbishop Tutu has been a loyal emissary of the Culture of Death over a period of many years. So his present support for mercy killing in the UK and in South Africa is fully consistent with his thinking, and with the lethal theological miasma that was spawned at Lambeth Palace in 1930. Tutu endorsed and supported the western world's most liberal abortion law, namely South Africa's “Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act” in 1996. I estimate that about 5 million unborn children have been murdered in South Africa as a result of Nelson Mandela forcing this brutal law through our Parliament. Tutu also promoted all forms of birth control — most of which are regularly abortifacient — gave his support to the South African Family Planning Association, and frequently ridiculed the position of the Catholic Church on this issue.

 

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.