For the Whole of Christ (Volume 1)
Publication Date: March 17, 2023
Catholic Christendom versus Revolutionary Disorder
Volume 1 (The Collected Works of Dr. John Rao)
If Christ came to "bring a sword" into history, it was a sword that was meant to fight on behalf of the personal and common good of individual human beings and the communities through which they work to perfect themselves. Everywhere that sword cut, it did so to fashion a true, good, and beautiful civilization in which men could live with a freedom and a dignity that surpasses all purely natural understanding.
The enemies of the Incarnation and its central "practical" consequence for the temporal history of the world-the establishment of the Social Kingship of Christ-have sought in a myriad of ways to bring the construction and maintenance of a truly Catholic Christendom capable of leading fallen man away from sin and towards eternal salvation to naught. Revolutionary "modernity," with its emphasis upon the "liberation" of the individual and society both from the easy yoke and light burden of the Incarnate God, as well as from their mutual complementarity, has led to nothing other than the enslavement of the human person and community life to the triumph of the strongest wills.
This volume of essays seeks to bring the full meaning of the "sword" of Christ in history to life, but in mortal combat with a diabolical modern revolutionary ideology that works to blunt it, break it, and, in C.S. Lewis' words "abolish mankind" in the process.