Our American foundation is, “”Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she with silent lips. ” “In the beauty of the lilies, Christ was born across the sea, with a glory in His bosom transfiguring you and me. He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free.”
Cardinal Ratzinger wrote of Pope Pious X: “The faith as such is always the same. The Catechism of Saint Pius X always preserves its value.” St. James wrote in James 1:17, “Through the Father of lights, there is no alteration or shadow caused by change… Pope Pious X, whose mural is behind our altar speaks loudly about the Call to Catholic action, including involvement in our government, and the call to Social Justice.
Psalm 72 and Psalm 82 show how God and King David had a far bigger role in mind for government. Psalm 72 begins, “לִשְׁלֹמֹה,” “To Solomon.” It ends, “The end of the psalms of David, son of Jesse.” David explains government’s role to Solomon.
“Judging God’s people with צֶדֶק/charity, his poor with judicial precedent, that he may defend the oppressed among the people, save the children of the poor and crush the oppressor. He rescues the poor when they cry out, the oppressed with none to help. He shows pity to the needy and the poor and saves their lives.
Psalm 82 has God talking with other gods, “Gods though you are, all offspring of the Highest, as any mortal you will die.” We are to view all the customs and correct judicial precedents as if they came from the lip of God himself. The gods of Psalm 82 are the princes relating the customs and judicial precedents. They stand in place of God. Psalm 82 chastises them for allowing the Russia, those thinking themselves first, to exploit the poor. Subsidiarity delegates the chicken coup to the foxes; I am one of the chickens.
The Confederacy had a phrase for subsidiarity, state’s rights. States Rights reflects itself today in the form of voter suppression we see in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and the Deep South. Both sides want regulation and taxation, only for foreigners, and subsidiarity, only for themselves.
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