Thursday, November 27, 2014

"If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher..."

It was Abraham Lincoln, in a speech given on January 27, 1837, who forewarned: "At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time, or die by suicide."

And indeed we are sowing the seeds of our own destruction. It was Pope John Paul II who taught us, in his Encyclical Letter Evangelium Vitae [the Gospel of Life] that: "...If the promotion of the self is understood in terms of absolute autonomy, people inevitably reach the point of rejecting one another. Everyone else is considered an enemy from whom one has to defend oneself. Thus society becomes a mass of individuals placed side by side, but without any mutual bonds. Each one wishes to assert himself independently of the other and in fact intends to make his own interests prevail. Still, in the face of other people's analogous interests, some kind of compromise must be found, if one wants a society in which the maximum possible freedom is guaranteed to each individual. In this way, any reference to common values and to a truth absolutely binding on everyone is lost, and social life ventures on to the shifting sands of complete relativism. At that point, everything is negotiable, everything is open to bargaining: even the first of the fundamental rights, the right to life. This is what is happening also at the level of politics and government: the original and inalienable right to life is questioned or denied on the basis of a parliamentary vote or the will of one part of the people-even if it is the majority. This is the sinister result of a relativism which reigns unopposed: the 'right' ceases to be such, because it is no longer firmly founded on the inviolable dignity of the person, but is made subject to the will of the stronger part. In this way democracy, contradicting its own principles, effectively moves towards a form of totalitarianism. The State is no longer the 'common home' where all can live together on the basis of principles of fundamental equality, but is transformed into a tyrant State, which arrogates to itself the right to dispose of the life of the weakest and most defenceless members, from the unborn child to the elderly, in the name of a public interest which is really nothing but the interest of one part. The appearance of the strictest respect for legality is maintained, at least when the laws permitting abortion and euthanasia are the result of a ballot in accordance with what are generally seen as the rules of democracy. Really, what we have here is only the tragic caricature of legality; the democratic ideal, which is only truly such when it acknowledges and safeguards the dignity of every human person, is betrayed in its very foundations: How is it still possible to speak of the dignity of every human person when the killing of the weakest and most innocent is permitted? In the name of what justice is the most unjust of discriminations practised: some individuals are held to be deserving of defence and others are denied that dignity?" When this happens, the process leading to the breakdown of a genuinely human co-existence and the disintegration of the State itself has already begun.To claim the right to abortion, infanticide and euthanasia, and to recognize that right in law, means to attribute to human freedom a perverse and evil significance: that of an absolute power over others and against others. This is the death of true freedom: "Truly, truly, I say to you, every one who commits sin is a slave to sin" (Jn 8:34)." (Evangelium Vitae, No. 20).

President Lincoln possessed a wisdom and humility in his approach to government. Let's listen then to what he had to say on March 30, 1863, when he issued a historic Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day: " is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history: that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord: And, insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisement in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land may be but a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.."All this being done, in sincerity and truth, let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the Divine teachings, that the united cry of the nation will be heard on high and answered with blessing no less than the pardon of our national sins and the restoration of our now divided and suffering country to its former happy condition of unity and peace..."


Paul Anthony Melanson said...

The Flight From God intensifies. Men are building a New Tower of Babel.

Unknown said...


AMERICA, the warm embrace
I couldn't believe what I saw
people working of every race
I'm still completely in awe

Whether from Asia, Russia or Africa
each group has something unique
enriching the culture of America
even coming from la Belgique

The result is a beautiful mosaic
in which all these shades of colors
are woven into a picture prosaic
without jealousy, hatred or horrors

It is the highest time, don't you agree
to turn the world's judgment into compassion
to turn the world's ignorance into empathy
to treat our fellow men without aggression

As we love each other unconditionally
we can end the suffering on this earth
and obtain for ourselves additionally
a most gracious spiritual rebirth

Keep going America on a par with the best
for they will profess your superior skill
your warmth distinguishes you from the rest
for me you are "the Shining City on the Hill"

Rita Biesemans
12-21-1997 written a few years after my immigration

Unknown said...

Thankful for the last 20 years of my life !


In the US of A
in Arizona not in LA
A lifelong dream
Came to fruition
As a lightning beam
It was God's tuition
For His little child
Once gone wild
But here she is, Lord
To better serve You
Let her go overboard
In serving Your crew
She follows Your footstep
To not go astray
To follow in depth
The Truth, The Life and The Way.

Rita Biesemans July 16, 2011

Unknown said...

TURNING POINT 04/21/1995 (the year of my immigration)

I want to serve Him wherever I shall go
to reach the joy that's in my soul
I want to change the limitations that I know
to feel my mind and spirit grow
I want to live, exist, to be
to hear the TRUTH inside of me
I want to love much more than I can give
to face those new horizons
I want to follow that inviting Voice
so deep in me, not making noise.

Rita Biesemans

Unknown said...


I, will cry you a river
And much much more
My dear dear America,
Once so beautiful !
You sold your soul
To a bunch of mercenaries
Which entered your sheep-fold
As wolves and goats
You sold your skin
To the highest bidder
You resemble a harlot
Eating and drinking
With the rich of this world
Prostituting yourself
For money and power
And became a den
Of thieves and murderers
You forgot all about
The One Who blessed
You so abundantly
Biting the Hand of the Blesser
Embarrassed to mention His Name !
Did He not teach you
To be wise as a serpent
And harmless as a dove
Why then do you behave
As a silly goose ??
He invited you to His dinner Table
He so diligently prepared
But, you made light of it
And went your worldly, haughty ways
One to his farm,
Another to his business.
But as the Father of Fathers
He waits for your return
The return of His prodigal daughter
Humble your pride
And follow the Way, the Life and the Truth !!!
Or, I SHALL cry you a river
A river of bloody tears
And much much more !!!

Rita Biesemans 02/17/2003

Unknown said...

Joseph Stalin : How to undermine America !!!!

A quote from Josef Stalin from the 1930s:

"America's ... resistance is three fold: its patriotism, morality and spiritual life.

If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."

Come on Americans it's never too late to turn the page, don't give that communist that victory.

" Stand up for your principles " !!!!!!

The Hebrew Translation for United States of America is : Aratsot HaBrit = the lands of the COVENANT
Rita ( my Hebrew name is Rivka ) we are CatholicJews

Unknown said...

ארצות הברית = the lands of the Covenant

America and Israel are connected thru the Covenant God made with them.
If we turn away from God and stubbornly don't want to return to Him well in the end we know that the punishment will come.


In a world so full of darkness
hearts transform into harshness
mouths are hurling insults
living the Me, Me, Me cults

A brother killing his brother
a daughter killing her mother
kids who choose rather
than to obey, to kill the father

a world drenched in the occult
and in God refuses to exult
has chosen its own direction
thus asking for Your correction

As in the times of Noah, we are in the days
You spoke of in so many different ways
we live in the end of time as we know it
in which finally Thy Kingdom will be legit

Please Lord, let Your Light
more than ever be so bright
let it shine upon each faithful son
to achieve the victory already won.

Jesus will triumph in the final victory over the devil

Rita Biesemans June 19 2014

Unknown said...


If you follow the Master
the world will reject you
as it rejects the Pastor
with a lot of ballyhoo

The disciple is NOT above the Master
nor the servant above his Lord
the world is heading for a disaster
the Creator is ready to have it restored

The Queen of Heaven comes to warn
us poor children of naughty Eve
if we don’t listen, we’ll surely mourn
in an “eternity” full of grief

Each one of us is free to decide
whether to follow God or a worldly path
whether to be humble or full of pride
whether to be full of Love or full of wrath

The Righteous Judge keeps patiently
inviting His children to choose wisely
but most of us refuse blatantly
to follow His Commandments very precisely

He who will not hear, will feel .

Rita Biesemans, December 12 2013, the Feast Day of La Virgen de Guadalupe

Unknown said...

THE TALMUD : Jewish Wisdom

“Why was man created on the last day? So that he can be told, when pride possesses him: God created the gnat before thee.”
―The Talmud

Rivka (Rita Biesemans)

Unknown said...

* PROPHECY OF THERESE NEUMANN FOR THE USA IN 1946, JUST AFTER THE END OF WORLD WAR II - With Commentary by Vincent T. Bemowski. "Therese Neumann was a German stigmatist and mystic, who for many years did not sleep and lived without food or liquids except for the daily Eucharist. When asked by an American GI if the United States would ever be destroyed or invaded in a war, her answer was: 'No, but at the end of this century America will be destroyed economically by a series of NATURAL DISASTERS.'" America will be destroyed from within"

Unknown said...

On June 25th 1980, Jesus said thru a Belgian messenger - a spiritual child of Padre Pio whom she visited several times - she was followed almost 24/7 by a thru the Church designated priest -

The hour of My Coming is approaching. My patience with this sinful world is coming to an end.......

Anonymous said...

What silly nonsense! You gotta be wacky to believe this silly twaddle.

How old are you anyway?

Gerald said...

The words belong to Abraham Lincoln you ignorant ass. What you believe, with your inherent stupidity, to constitute "silly twaddle" are the words of one of our greatest presidents.

Why don't you get back to work you ignoramus. What do you do anyway? Change the urinal cakes in the men's room at the local garage?

Peter Walsh (Conn.) said...

Paul, don't let the turkeys get you down.

Look forward to seeing you someday in the Worcester area.

Yes, destruction will be our lot.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Thanks Peter. Hope to see you too someday. Pax.

Steven Cass said...

Lincoln really was a wise man. Have you had a chance to read his Cooper's Union speech, made in early 1860, before his nomination as the Republican candidate? Here is a link:

What's remarkable about this speech is how prescient it is. Lincoln makes the point that it wasn't enough for the northern states to allow slavery. No, Lincoln says, the people of the North must see slavery as a GOOD, just, institution! Is it not the exact same with so-called sodomite "marriage"? We must affirm their "good." Even abortion, which the left is getting more bold about forcing us to pay for.

In his Second Inaugural, Lincoln makes the argument that the Civil War was a punishment from God because the U.S. would not end slavery. Not only that, but Lincoln says that the Lord's judgments are just and righteous! Imagine a President of the United States saying that!

Well, whatever God sends us, we can only say the Judgments of the Lord are Just and Righteous!

God Bless you, Paul!

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

I have read it Steve. Nobody, and I mean nobody, will ever write a better biography of Abe Lincoln than the great American poet Carl Sandburg.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

God bless Steve! The Remnant Church awaits the coming tribulation in quiet prayer, preparing for martyrdom.

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