The White Lily Blog


Tea Party, or Sex Socialism? You Decide!

A post on Italian blog Cordialiter  was re-posted recently with commentary on Rorate Caeli.  Cordialiter says Catholics must not get trapped in the box the media has prepared for it, a false choice between Tea Party traditionalism or Socialist-flavored modernism. The blog says on the contrary, traditionalists must be ‘”True friends of the poor” and proceeds not exactly to say how to do that, but very definitely how not to do so: by accepting the perks of middle class existence, ignoring the social issues and focusing on worthy liturgy. That would be wrong, in Cordialiter’s thinking.

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SSPX on US Politics: Brilliant and Brave

 As it turns out, SSPX politics, expressed at the October Kansas City conference featuring Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, matches its theology.  In religion, SSPX teaches us to reject Vatican II’s modernist compromises with the sects, called ecumenism.   In politics, SSPX, in line with traditional Catholicism, teaches us to reject compromises with secularism,  because its ‘solutions’ are only natural and deny the necessity of Christ being the King, the real King, not only in the spiritual realm, but in the temporal realm too. Or put another way, SSPX rejects the modernist theological notion of ‘religious liberty,’ and rejects correspondingly the political expression of that notion, the secular state. Pursue instead, they taught us in Kansas City, the straight path, the Restoration of Christ the King in our market places and courtrooms, schools and voting booths.  Give us back our heritage! Give us a religious state!

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