The Catholic Counter-Reformation in the 21st Century
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11. Against Post-Christian Humanism.

“ God became man so that man be made God,  ” according to the wonderful maxim of the Fathers of the Church, which admirably sums up both the final end and the fruit of the Incarnation of the Divine Word. Thereafter, there is nothing in our existence that can or should any longer be purely and exclusively human – an especial concern in regard to the provocative affirmation of man’s autonomy and self-sufficiency – without ipso facto being anti-Christ, and therefore harmful to man, insulting to God, and blasphemous.

1. The Phalangist who recognises in Jesus Christ the source and measure of all the wisdom, goodness and beauty of creation – before, during and after His coming on this earth as the Son of God become our brother, through Whom and for Whom everything exists – can in no wise admit any aesthetic or mystical theology of individual or collective salvation defining itself as an integral humanism outside of Christ.

2. The great temptation for the Christians of our time – a temptation presented by Judaism but which inverts the whole movement of the biblical revelation, making it regress towards its carnal origins and its times of imperfection – is that of secularism. This humanism, which readily calls itself post-Christian, naturalises the supernatural in order to reduce our dogmas, sacraments and liturgies to the realm of mythology, where they become a treasury of profound and uniquely human symbols manifesting the supreme value of things carnal, earthly and human. Then, by a complementary movement, it supernaturalises the natural and exalts the realities of this present world, so that they become something absolute and divine in human history, while it banishes from our horizons the Christ, God come down from Heaven, and His Church, our mother, who escorts us in His footsteps towards Heaven, whither He has returned.

3. The Phalangist will oppose with heroism – for it is an apocalyptic combat – this carnal, secular, human mysticism, this idolatrous cult of man. He will strive against secularism, which is its dishonest medium and most efficacious instrument. He will oppose it with his integral Christianity, taking his stand on the words of Our Lord, “ Without Me you can do nothing, ” and those of the Apostle Paul, chosen by Saint Pius X at the dawn of this century to steer its tumultuous course, “ To restore all things in Christ ”. For, in order to preserve the world and to save souls, it is essential to christianise all things in view of their promised divinisation.

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