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November 15, 2019


A reader urges me to discover Catholicism 

From Anne

Some time ago I linked to your website "Save the Males." As an old woman now, having been born in the suburban paradise of Southern California in the 1950s, I can say that while growing up in those times took a terrible toll on my psyche, I never became a feminist. 

The offspring of a mixed marriage (irreligious father, nominally Catholic mother) I did not grow up in a Christian home but was exposed to all the intrusive, mind-deforming influences of which you are extremely knowledgeable. While I was frightfully harmed by all the noxious influences, nonetheless, I escaped destruction by the skin of my teeth. How and why? The mercy of God, yes, and also the gift of faith. "Our just man lives by faith." I converted at age 24.

Oh, Henry, how I wish I could make you understand that the teaching of the Catholic Church about God and man is true. Some years back George Gilder wrote a book entitled "Sexual Suicide," and after reviewing the question of the sexes anthropologically, he concluded that indeed the Catholic Church was right in its teaching about these things. 

The Church itself has been attacked by all the forces of hell. They have infiltrated the Church by set purpose.  The plan of the freemasons was set forth by the Alta Vendita, an Italian secret society, in the 1830s. A letter of one of their leaders was recovered by the Italian police and published. In it, the leader expressed their long-term strategy. Their failure to defeat the Church doctrinally was acknowledged; therefore, they would resort to corruption, and in particular the corruption of women as well as youth. For if there are no women pure and undefiled in their inmost hearts, there will be no Catholics.

Moreover, the Communist party actively recruited the Church's enemies to enter the seminaries in the 1920s & 1930s. Bella Dodd was one of their recruiters who did this, having personally recruited 1100 men for the purposes of subversion. An acquaintance of mine was told by the gentleman who chauffered her on her lecture circuit after her conversion and return to the faith that they deliberately recruited homosexuals. 

The modernists were already inside the Church by the end of the 19th century. Cardinal Rampolla, a freemason, was almost elected pope instead of Pope Pius X, a true saint. With the Second Vatican Council, the modernists took possession of the Church. There has not been a true pope on the See of Peter since 1958. Francis I, like his predecessors from John XXIII on, is no pope. (For precise information, I recommend to you,, and for more about the state of the Church, and what to for the sake of a blessed eternity.)

Even more fundamentally, the weakness in the heart of mankind you so keenly perceive is the result of original sin: man's soul was wounded and the wounds of original sin are transmitted from generation to generation. The wounds are four, corresponding to the four spiritual aspects of man's soul: the intellect by ignorance, the will by malice, the irascible appetite by weakness, and the concupiscible appetite by an inordinate desire for unreasonable pleasure. 

The result of man's disobedience against the Creator was disorder in his own soul and rebellion of his lower passions against reason. To attain moral rectitude calls for serious spiritual combat against the three enemies of man's soul: the devil, the world, and the flesh. As the holy man Job said, "The life of man on earth is warfare."

The Catholic Church was founded by God; more specifically, by the Word Incarnate, Jesus Christ. There is no other name given to men whereby we must be saved. Jesus Christ is at the center of history. We are living in the period of the culmination of the war between Christ and Satan, between the City of God and the City of man. No one is unscathed, no one can fail to choose which side he will be on.

I can only recommend that you pray in good earnest to Almighty God. I've known several young men who were sincerely seeking truth and prayed sincerely to God to know the truth, and He did not fail to answer their prayers. The love of truth above everything and the willingness to adhere to it once it is known is the only way out of the modern wasteland. As the Psalm says: Wisdom stands in the crossroads, calling out to sinners in the way.

Early every morning at the prayer of Matins, the clergy recite Psalm 94, which includes the exhortation, "Today if ye shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts." Everyone on earth is a poor sinner, everyone daily must strive not to harden his heart, to give up, to yield to despair and sin. Not stoicism, but faith is needed, for God would indeed have us to be His very own children by grace in this life and glory in the next. "Even if your mother shall forget you, I will not forget you," said the Lord in the Old Testament. And in our time, He has spoken to us by His own Son, and down the centuries through the Church which he founded.

I shall pray for you.

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Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at