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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

CATHOLICS WIN DEEP SOUTH !!!

The St. Andrew's Banner of Dixie Papists
THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: History has just been made. For the first time ever, the Deep South of Dixie has just voted for two Catholic candidates for president. South Carolina and Georgia voted for Catholic convert Newt Gingrich, while Alabama and Mississippi just voted for traditional Latin Mass Catholic Rick Santorum.

Catholic Convert
Newt Gingrich
Traditional Catholic
Rick Santorum
While I suffer from no illusions about either of these two candidates -- they are both big government Republicans who have compromised their conservative principles -- I am compelled to point out to my readers that history has just been made. The Deep South of Dixie has just demonstrated a willingness to shed its anti-Catholic history and support a Catholic for the highest office of the land. (They just can't decide which one yet.)

When you couple this with the fact that Catholics are taking leadership roles within the New Southern Nationalist movement, it can safely be said that what we are witnessing in the Southland of Dixie is a profound paradigm shift crossing all religious lines. The South is coming out pro-Catholic, and as far as this strongly Evangelical part of the United States goes, they say the more traditionally-conservative Catholic the better. (Now if we can only find one that believes in Subsidiarity.)

32 comments:

Etienne said...

Love the emblem...where did you get it?

The Catholic Knight said...

I made it. Feel free to copy and distribute as you wish. I only request that it be referred to as the "St. Andrew's Banner of Dixie Papists."

Claudio said...

Sir Knight, I respectfully disagree with your contention that Rick Santorum does not believe in Subsidiarity. Have you listened to his speeches, especially his constant reference to a bottoms-up approach to improving the economy? Please give him another look.

Young Canadian RC Male said...

Sir Knight, lets just hope for your sakes (USA) that Santorum is the lesser of the two evils. I'd take a TLM Catholic over a nominal one any day. Greater chance he'll know his faith and stick to the teaching of the Catholic Church, presented in a non watered down form without the fluff at the TLMs.

Servent of the Cheif said...

Again, speaking as a foreigner, I actually really like Santorum and would like him to be America's President in the future. If he was only not so damnedably gung ho about war in Iran. The world does not need that, America does not need that.

Confederate Papist said...

Re: the flag comment, "I made it. Feel free to copy and distribute as you wish. I only request that it be referred to as the 'St. Andrew's Banner of Dixie Papists.'"

Or "Confederate Papists"???

;-)

The Catholic Knight said...

SURE!!! :-)

Confederate Papist said...

I agree that none of these candidates will help our cause nor solve the problems.

Whomever wins, still will not be my president. My oath of loyalty is to the Holy Father, then my family, then my county, then my state.

Anonymous said...

I voted for Ron Paul in the Alabama election. The self-professed "progressive" Santorum had this to say of our War for Independence:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBNz7bx1T_4&noredirect=1

The Catholic Al Smith was endorsed (to a large degree) by the South in the Democratic primary of the 1920s. The "anti-Catholic" history of the South is a fabrication; Catholics have been attacked everywhere.

Seraph said...

Rick Santorum is not a TLM Catholic. Santorum has always been a conservative Novus Ordo Catholic in Virginia. Santorum was a neocon First Things type of Catholic who follows the reform of the reform. I believe he might have even attended Latin Novus Ordo masses, but he certainly has never been a '62 missal TLM Catholic.

Pat Buchanan is the only Catholic politician whom I would call a traditional Catholic. He exclusively attends the '62 TLM. I wish that man was running for president, because he's one of the only Catholic politicians I would ever support.

Anonymous said...

Lately Mr Knight, I have taken to reading your blogs purely for their laugh value. Pete Frey

The Catholic Knight said...

Laugh it up now Pete, because within a few years I guarantee you won't be laughing anymore. Some really big and bad things are coming our way, and we just missed our last opportunity to prevent them. There is no turning back anymore.

Antaine said...

That's odd Sir Knight.Maybe I just haven't been paying attention, but I though you and Pete got on fairly well. Either that's not the usual guy, or I missed something.

The Catholic Knight said...

Pete's a good guy and we do agree on quite a bit. He likes to 'play rough' with words from time to time, and I take no issue with that. (Somebody has got to once in a while.) He's a good sport and so am I. Don't mistake our sparring for animosity. It's just how we 'play.'

P. Wm. Patrick said...

C. K.,

Regarding the banner, have you ever entertained the thought of taking it to the next level by having some true banners made? I know I would be one of the first in line to obtain one...or more.

The Catholic Knight said...

I may look into that. I'll let you know here on this blog if I come up with something.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHA thanks for the kind comment, Mr Knight. We DO indeed get along basically well, some disagreement about Santorum is all in the game of politics. I bear you no ill will, and have kind regards and respect for your work and your blog. Sometimes I am more "bemused" by some of your comments which i take to be a bit too unreasonable. In all things charity, and I promise to "behave" and live up to my Christian faith. Pete Frey

Anonymous said...

Someone recently posted an artile "why do Evangelicals prefer Santorum while Catholics do not" The bottom line, Sir Knight, is that evangelicals have been less infected with moral relativism and spiritual acedia than the "renewed" Catholic. This is evident in the fact that (if we believe the stats) most catholics practice contraception, support abortion "rights" and gay "marriage" in equal if not greater numbers than the general population. So much for the reforms and renewal of Vat II. When was the last time we heard a sermon on hell? on divorce? Such topicsw would make the typical pew-warmer squirm, if not write nasty letters to the bishop---- as happened lately in MD. Evangelicals do not doubt the doctrines of their faith, which are preeached in season and out compared to the pablum from catholic pulpits, CCD programs, "pre cana" and "pre jordan" parish programs. Rick resonated with the deep south which is why he handely defeated the two phonies Mitt and Newt. Pete Frey

The Catholic Knight said...

Just a footnote to that Pete. Evangelicals have subscribed to some moral relativism in regards to contraception. They don't believe it's wrong. In fact, some believe it is a moral imparative. When I was an Evangelical, my wife and I were instructed, BY OUR PASTOR, to use artificial contraception, because we were young and didn't have a lot of money. We were told that God commands us to be good stewards of what we have, and therefore it was our moral responsibility to limit our family, and postpone children as long as possible. We were told that failure to do this would be sinful, especially if having kids landed us on welfare or government assistance. The concept of church assistance never even came up, and my wife and I got the impression that having too many children might land us in trouble with our Evangelical church. In all other things, this was a strong "conservative" (downright Fundamentalist) church. So we were convinced of their teaching. My wife and I wasted our best years of marriage fearing children. We didn't have any until after our eventual conversion to Catholicism. I am convinced that our Evangelical teaching scorched our consciences on the purpose of marriage, leaving both of us permenantly scarred. Our family today is now half the size it could have been (indeed should have been) had we not been so screwed up by this. I realise this has nothing to do with Rick Santorum, but I thought the need to get that off my chest. All is not rosy on the Evangelical side of the fence. They have subscribed to the culture of death too.

Anonymous said...

yes, i realize that too Mr Knight, ditto for divorce, but i think they are still rather hard nosed on abortion and gay "marriage." You are perfectly correct. Sorry about your personal problems when you were an Evangelical. But my point was that Rick resonates with them with his pro-family, pro-God, pro-patriotism and other conservative issues which southern Gingrich hasnt been able to. You areprefectly right (as well as some of your posters) the Rick isnt perfect---- his support of Specter still sticks in my craw, and as you know, being from PA I have seen this from the inside. Regardless of whether he goes to the TLM or the Novus ordo mass, Rick practices and lives the catholic faith. To paraphrase: "he's no John Kennedy" Pete Frey

Jenna said...

Catholic Knight,

You wrote: "Some really big and bad things are coming our way, and we just missed our last opportunity to prevent them. There is no turning back anymore."

I am in agreement that things are going to get very bad, but what opportunity to prevent them are you referring to?

I'm new to your blog, so I apologize if you have explained this prior.

Thank you,
Jenna in Florida

Anonymous said...

Pete and Sir Knight,

You're both correct. Pete, re the big issues - intimate relations, human sexuality and right to life etc, the evangelical world is more often than not straight down the line re obedience to scripture (in other matters such as gender roles etc, one will find almost every permutation imaginable). The Evangelical world is making some strides re the negative effects of contraception (re 'quiverfull' etc, but even this has its problems as they reject NFP as sinful, among other things).

Sir Knight, 21 years as an SDA and 5 as an Evangelical Anglican left me with a similar summation of things as you; indeed, scorn was poured upon Catholic Christians and non-contraceptive protestants - irresponsibility etc the usual pap trotted out.

Sadly, most Latin rite congregations here are cino; and as in the US, very few actually uphold Church teaching in their own lives - remember ann's '500,000'...we are indeed a remnant!

Blessings,

sarah,
Australia.

The Catholic Knight said...

Jenna, in reference to my comment, I was specifically talking about the future of the United States. Namely, our economic future coupled with our social polarisation.

When the economy crashed in 2008-2009, that was our last window of opportunity to right the ship that is the USA. We had about $9 trillion in federal debt then. It was staggering, but still low enough to reduce with some serious effort. What needed to happen at that time was a radical decentralisation of the federal government, returning power and fiscal responsibility for social programs to the states. Federal spending needed to be cut. The troops overseas needed to be brought home, and overseas military bases closed. Washington needed at that time to turn Social Security and Medicare (and Medicaid) over to the states. The budget needed to be balanced with a surplus. If this were done it would have thrown the nation into a full-blown economic depression, however, over the course of about five to ten years, the nation would emerge stronger than ever.

That didn't happen. Instead we did the exact opposite on everything, choosing to avoid short-term pain in exchange for the future of America. Now we have just postponed the inevitable collapse, increasing our national debt load to $15 trillion with no end in sight. Our debt now surpasses our GDP. It's over. We have chosen to go the way of Greece. We are the economic walking dead, and our people don't realise it yet. No politician or political party can save us now. No economic plan can dig us out of this. The only politicians who "might" have steered us in the right direction was Ron Paul, and the GOP regected him totally. His candidacy was a 'Hail Mary' pass, but it was all that was left. Now, it really truly is "THE END" for the United States as we know it. Now we just wait for reality to set in -- the final collapse. We don't know when it is coming, but it will come, sometime within the next few years probably. We missed our opportunity to change for the better. Now we only face consequences.

Not to worry. The human race will go on. The states will probably survive the collapse of the fed, or at least most of them will. The states will rebuild on their own, but it won't be the America we all know today. It is likely the former United States will be divided up into multiple smaller nation-states, confederacies and unions.

Jenna said...

Catholic Knight,

Thank you for that well-worded reply. I understand now what you meant. And I completely agree with you - except for the part about Ron Paul (but that's neither here nor there, now).

It's been weighing on my heart and mind for years now that something awful is coming, and my closest and most devout Catholic friends have felt the same way.

I've been reading (on your blog) about the league of the south and the whole "Dixie" concept, which is sounding better all the time.

As someone who lives in south Florida, I just want to point out that I know we have a reputation down here for not really being culturally southern, with all of the northeastern elites that have infiltrated. There are many, many good people down here, though. And many good, faithful Catholics. I hope our area is not written off when things begin to reorganize.

Do I wish I lived somewhere that is more in the heart of dixie? I absolutely do. But the Lord has us here, and we are trying to bloom where we have been planted, so to speak.

Thank you for this blog, and God bless you and yours.

Looking forward to the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

Jenna in Florida

The Catholic Knight said...

Jenna. Half of Florida is still very much Southern. As for the other half, the youth is the key. Teach the youth about Dixie heritage and Florida's future will be secured. The older population is pretty much a lost cause as far as the Northeastern snowbirds go. Time is not on their side anyway. Teach the youth. Join the League of the South, and tell others of like mind to do the same. It's all going to work out somehow since God is in charge. Remember the motto of the Confederacy -- Deo Vindice - 'God will Vindicate'.

Anonymous said...

Stalin understood well the implications of attacking these freedoms. He once stated: “America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”

In a different country, the current Administration would likely continue to wage its war against freedom undeterred and coerce Americans to “adapt” their consciences to the will of the Obama Administration and its allies.

But what Reagan and countless other American leaders have recognized about America is precisely the reason we will defeat this attack on the freedom of conscience.

Reagan continued in his Inaugural Address, “We’re not, as some would have us believe, doomed to an inevitable decline. I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing. So, with all the creative energy at our command, let us begin an era of national renewal. Let us renew our determination, our courage, and our strength. And let us renew our faith and our hope.”
source: Life Site News. Pete Frey

Anonymous said...

For renewal to occur in a decentralized Dixie, we must acknowledge 3 realities that the 60's generation denies:

1) The true nature of men and women are different. If there are a few outlying exceptions, in the case of gays, they should not be used to make the rule. Men must be courageous and women must be nurturing if society is to survive.

2) If Christianity is correct, given scriptural documents dated 1900 years ago, then the Catholic Church is the church founded by St. Peter himself at Jesus's command and the new evangelization must be clear on that. That other Christians can be saved is not for us to judge nor the issue, the issue is that there must be unity in the church that Christ founded under St. Peter the first pope.

3)The American Founding Fathers based their political philosophies on reason alone, cutting off from our politics the transcendental side of human existence. This has resulted in materialism and an unending obsession with legalism and rights. A Confederate Constitution should correct these omissions to prevent the same abuses.

dontreadonME said...

"...We missed our opportunity to change for the better..." That opportunity was Alan Keyes, not Ron Paul. I attended the Republican caucus in my county yesterday and IF I were a RP supporter I would be nearly despondent (but not surprised!) as a result the behavior exhibited by some of the RP supporters there. As it is, I continue to be amazed by some who do support the ol' Texan...many of them otherwise well-adjusted, like-minded fellow Catholics.

The Catholic Knight said...

There is a difference between me and many of those who are backing Ron Paul. While I still support his positions on many issues, I recognise his campaign is essentially over. He missed his opportunity months ago. It's the reality of the situation that cannot be denied. I have heard about the antics of his supporters at the caucuses in Missouri yesterday. Shameful. I've always believed if you're going to fail at something, you should fail with style. I think Ron Paul's supporters did him a disservice yesterday and really tarnished his name. Sad but true.

Filipino Catholic said...

For once, the section of America that gave us Fred Phelps, Jack Chick, Ku Klux Klan (I think), and Know-Nothings is willing to support a Catholic for the US presidency, a position which currently carries more burdens than any other position in the world (except maybe the papacy).

This is just astounding. God works in mysterious ways, yes He does.

AD IESV PER MARIAM,
Filipino Catholic.

P.S. I think the St. Andrew's Banner of Dixie Papists would look better with twelve stars instead of eight. Twelve for the twelve apostles, or for Mary's crown, perhaps? Eight is good though: eight stars for the eight Beatitudes.

The Catholic Knight said...

Just and FYI, Jack Chick is 100% native Californian. Even his publication house is based in Chino California. I don't think he has any connection to the South whatsoever. That is, unless you consider Southern California part of 'the South.'

The Catholic Knight said...

... Also, the 'Know Nothings' were formed in New York and were largely a NORTHERN political movement.

The Ku Klux Klan has a very interesting and twisted origin. There were actually two Klans. The first was formed as a purely vigilante group in the South after the Civil War by Confederate General Nathan Forrest. It's focus was primarily to avenge Southerners for war crimes committed against them. However, Forrest lost control of the group after some alleged members started lynching former black slaves. Therefore he disbanded it. The Klan remained extinct until about 1920, when a Hollywood movie called 'Birth of a Nation' was released chronicling the time before, during and after the Civil War. As a promotional stunt, the advertisers staged mock Klan displays of burning crosses and horseback sheet parades all throughout America. However, the one scene in the movie showing the vigilantism of the Klan happened to be one in which a white woman was being raped by a former black slave. This movie came at a time when eugenic fever was sweeping Europe and North America (1920s), and so the Klan was reborn as a result of this movie and promotional stunts. This time as a purely racial and anti-Catholic hate group. Nathan Forrest would be turning in his grave.