A Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army? In America?
“Justice in reference to Almighty God and His divine rights is called the virtue of religion… Joan of Arc beautifully integrated the virtues of religion and patriotism in her own life.” ~ Fr. Michael Cerrone, author of For God and Country – the Heroic Life and Martyrdom of St. Joan of Arc
One of the single most profound tragedies of our modern era with its non-divine and erroneous dogma of moral and religious relativism is that one may no longer defend a belief, much less a religion. If no one can really know truth, and, therefore, no one religion may claim to have the truth, then “defending” one’s belief in the public square or in the cultural debates is akin to naively, and arrogantly, “forcing one’s personal beliefs” on others. To virtually everyone one meets walking down the street, including, sadly, the vast majority of Catholics in America, the propositions above are sacrosanct and beyond repudiation. This is, after all, what “freedom” is all about, n’est-ce pas?
What inevitably fails to be understood in the dialogue is that culture reflects the belief systems of a society. There may be “separation of Church and State” (whatever that really means), but there cannot be “separation of Church and Culture.” How one believes shapes how one acts and views the world. How individuals, with those actions and worldviews, associate with each other shapes a society’s culture in the public realm. The reason ancient Christendom’s culture reflected God was that the people of ancient Christendom believed in God. The reason modern culture reflects the vulgarity and blasphemy of self-worship is that the people of the modern culture believe in themselves. To tell the religiously minded that they should stay out of public view simply reflects the dominance of a secular atheistic worldview that is antagonistic to religion. It is not a “neutral” society nor is it a “free” society. It is one world view dominating another, as is always the case. There is no escaping it.
Thus, to be told to “keep one’s religious views to oneself” in the public discussion is to be told that anti-religion is the dogmatic facilitator for public debate. To be a religious person and to agree with that is to simply surrender the battle and even to surrender one’s faith.
Western Civilization was built by the Catholic Church. The glories, grandeur, intellectual development, sciences, philosophies, art, and architecture of the West were grounded in a Catholic worldview. Western civilization is a Catholic civilization. To agree to “keep one’s religion to one’s self” and to “keep religion out of the public debate” is to surrender the entire of Western Civilization to the non-divine dogma of secularism. In other words, it is the end of civilization as we know it.
The Counterrevolutionary and Royal Army of America (CRAA) is a call for an organized political, social, and cultural resistance to the unlawful and blasphemous occupation of our land and of Western Civilization in general by the impious and vulgar secular atheists. It is a call for a counterrevolution to upend and overturn the primordial Revolution against man and the Kingdom of God that is no more than spiritual anarchy and a new Dark Age. The CRAA is inspired by the Armée Catholique et Royale of the Bocage Vendée region of France during the French Revolution who fought valiantly against the atheistic Revolution and for their faith, their Church, and their Monarchy.
The CRAA was conceived and designed to both propagate and defend RoyaumeFrance, the Mystical Kingdom of France, which is nothing less than a manifestation of the Kingdom of God. RoyaumeFrance celebrates the mystical relationship between the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of France. In a mysterious way, and as The 10 Points of RoyaumeFrance hint, this mystical Kingdom not only encompasses France but the culture and life of all of Western Civilization, including The United States of America. There we understand the deep spiritual connection between the Kingdom of France and America along with the very great need for the mystical Kingdom of France to destroy heresies and restore in our dying civilization Catholic preeminence in religion, spirituality, culture, and politics.
Welcome to the Counterrevolution.
“As for the Church, I love her and would wish to sustain her with all my power for our Christian faith… And I am of the opinion that it is all one and the same thing, God and the Church, and that of that one should make no difficulty. Why do you make difficulty over that?”
– St. Joan of Arc, at her trial of condemnation