So wrote Yeats in his classic, “The Second Coming.”
He continues, “Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”
Sure sounds a lot like today.
But why do things fall apart? Why is anarchy loosed upon us? Why cannot the center hold?
Because we’ve lost morality.
Morality is the glue that holds the center together and prevents things from falling apart. When morality abounds, man has a very definite behavioral code to abide by, and order naturally follows.
When morality is done away with, every man becomes a god unto himself and does as he wilt.
The only commandment of Satanism: “Do what thou wilt.”
If morality be so necessary to civilization, surely it must have some protector, guardian, and defender. Any honest historian has to admit that for the last 2000 years the Catholic Church was the sole institution which fit the bill.
But something changed.
The Catholic Church had a council, the Second Vatican Council, and promptly proceeded to abdicate its lawful position as mankind’s moral leader and instead adopt modernism.
Modernism? The synthesis of all heresies. The antithesis of true, Traditional Catholicism. Modern Rome is not Catholic. Modern Rome is just that, modern. When a Church becomes modern, it’s no longer timeless, it’s no longer Christ’s, and it’s no longer man’s moral leader. What’s worse, it claims to retain the lofty position of man’s moral leader while promulgating nothing but immorality.
So what became of true and Traditional Catholicism? Has it become extinct? It couldn’t possibly, if Christ’s words hold any weight. He told us His Church would last til the end of time, and He would remain with it every step of the way.
It’s still with us today, just as it always will be, but it’s been banished to the sidelines. Only those with a real love of the truth will have the perseverance to seek it out.
Are we among those few?
We should be. And soon.
Yeats: “And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?”
Perhaps the beast changed course and slouched to Rome. It’s already born. It’s already here. The church of modern Rome is the roughest beast of them all.
Are we prepared to fight it?
“Surely the Second Coming is at hand.” It’s hard to disagree.