Pope Pius XI stated in Quas Primas that the source of the world’s miseries is the fact that “the majority of men had thrust Jesus Christ and his holy law out of their lives; that these (The Divine Laws) had no place either in private affairs or in politics.”1 This might sound strange to those who subscribe to the theory that Our Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, Truly Divine and Human, does not punish justly those who offend his Majesty.This belief is very dangerous, for this belief underestimates Divine Justice, and promotes false compassion and mercy, that is, mercy and compassion without justice.
This belief is tantamount to saying that a doctor must be compassionate to his patient suffering some deadly disease that only a very painful but useful surgery would remedy. In order to show this “compassion” (since compassion in order to be such must have justice, fairness and righteousness), he must prevent, or at least mitigate the just and fair plan of his patient of not having this surgery on the grounds perhaps of “expensiveness” or “inconvenience”. This is wicked, for an antidote has been dispensed which would leave the patient weak, or even on the verge of death.
This same analogy would apply to those Christian men, who because of reasons such as “political correctness”, “being civil”, or the very common and repeated, “… so we may prevent anyone being offended by a personal belief that we may hold but which we would not want to coerce anyone to believe (as if giving medicine to the ill would be tantamount to coercing them back to health)”, would either mitigate the plain truth into ambiguity or completely hide the truth to the discerning and ever wondering soul who may have recourse to them for aid and answers. This I say is also the same with men going to quack doctors for concocted and fabricated “medicine”. In other words the Christian who hides the truths of the Christian Faith is not a true Christian, for a true Christian according to Holy Writ does not “light a candle and put it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick, that it may shine to all that are in the house.” (Matthew 5:15, DRV). The Word of God and the true, orthodox and spotless Christian Doctrine is the light which shall illuminate the world.
With regards to the thrusting out of Our Lord from the public sphere, let me quote once more the Encyclical Quas Primas:
We said further, that as long as individuals and states refused to submit to the rule of our Savior, there would be no really hopeful prospect of a lasting peace among nations. Men must look for the peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ; and that We promised to do as far as lay in Our power. In the Kingdom of Christ, that is, it seemed to Us that peace could not be more effectually restored nor fixed upon a firmer basis than through the restoration of the Empire of Our Lord. “2
This could be explained with the analogy (as banal as it was in my own opinion) of the Cat and the Mice. The cat a natural predator of the mice, when removed can make the mice population grow into abundance, for the cat is an obstruction to the growth of the population of the mice, as the cat kills and eats the mice which would very much lessen the prospect of growth of their already miserable population. The same goes with thrusting out Christ and of his Law out of the public sphere. When he, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, “our helper and protector” (Psalm 28:7) has been dismissed from the public sphere, so would our defense from the attack of Lucifer and his fallen angels be weakened. It is true indeed that Our Lord shall never abandon us, but it is indeed also true that He gave us free will which has sometimes been utilized against Him. This thrusting out of Our Lord from society is also comparable with the beheading of King Louis XVI by the French Revolution. As he was beheaded, so was the Law of God which he himself was represented by, and was thus disposed of. It is not hard to see this reality in terms of what happened after during the French Revolution. This is most definitely true as the period after his beheading is named “The Reign of terror.”
This therefore has been the simple explanation of human misery through the modern world, with all of its bloody wars including the First and the Second World Wars, the economic depressions, the natural calamities and not to mention the scourges of terrorists such as ISIS, who are the most loyal followers of the Mohammedan cult.
Deliver us O Lord! When shall this chastisement end?
1) Pope Pius XI “Quas Primas Section 1”