1) Le Royaume is traditionally-minded Catholicism in union with our Holy Father the Pope in Rome and the magisterium of the Church. We are preferential to the Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form) over the Novus Ordo, though we are in union with the Church and Vatican II, obediently accepting the validity of the Novus Ordo as per the Church’s teaching (judging a council, without the authority to do so, is a revolutionary act itself even if done in the name of “tradition” and the “true Catholic Church” – true counter-revolutionaries defend the Church – they do not abandon the Church!). This is our preference since the Novus Ordo too often has been egregiously usurped, blasphemed, and vulgarized by a tidal wave of Revolutionary Modernist, Protestant, New Age, and “Spiritual but not Religious” liturgical abuses combined with the preaching of equally repugnant doctrinal errors. However, “abusus non tollit usum” (“abuse does not abolish use”). The Mass (either form) is the well spring of Christ’s infinite merits through Holy Mother Church, the body and bride of Jesus Christ on earth and the seed of the Kingdom of God. We abhor the aforementioned Revolutionary blasphemies and vulgarities of Modernism, Marxism, Protestantism, New Age, and “Spiritual but not Religious” Satanic illusions which have created, through the disheartening cooperation of many clergy, religious, and poorly catechized lay people, an anti-Church spirit within the true Church of Jesus Christ. The legitimate decrees of Vatican II, which we obediently support (again, the true counter-revolutionary does not place himself above a council), have been bastardized by so-called “Catholics” who have created the anti-Church through teachings and liturgical practices that were never intended or actually never taught by Vatican II. Le Royaume can be reached only through obedience to our Holy Father the Pope and the Magisterium of the Church as the authoritative teaching body guided by the Holy Spirit.
2) Le Royaume is intrinsically good, being the mystical Kingdom of France belonging to the Virgin Mary, St. Joan of Arc, and St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Le Royaume’s intrinsic goodness means that we seek it for its own sake, being a manifestation of the Kingdom of God where there are many Kingdoms and where Jesus Christ is King of all Kings. As such, our love for Le Royaume, which is really our love for the Trinitarian God revealed through the doctrines and dogmas of the Catholic Church, is unconditional. We neither ask nor expect anything as a condition of our love or of our desire to be sons and daughters of this Kingdom. In fact, not only do we ask nothing, we offer everything, including our very lives. Le Royaume offers only the Cross for this earth and rejects all idolatry of wealth, health, security, earthly power, and earthly prestige. If you seek these idols, through a diabolical spirituality of health and wealth, you need not read further. You will not find what you seek here. Le Royaume’s intrinsic goodness, the Kingdom for the Kingdom’s sake, is all we desire and all we need. “Set your hearts on his Kingdom first, and on God’s saving justice, and all these other things will be given you as well” (Mt. 6:33). Stripped of our former idolatry in the world, we are now free to follow the path of the Cross to our Crucifixion with Jesus Christ.
3) Le Royaume is Marian, Thérèsian, and Jehannian in spirituality such that we joyfully allow St. Joan and St. Thérèse to lead us on our journey of faith and in the manner that best fulfills our consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary,all in order to be united to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as per the teachings of St. Louis de Montfort and St. Maximilian Kolbe.
4) Le Royaume is Mystically French, seeing the temporal Kingdom of France (“Le Royaume de France” or “Le Royaume des Francs”), now in exile under the Republic, as the New Covenant tribe of Judah divinely appointed by Jesus Christ, beginning with King Clovis in the late 5th century, for the protection and propagation of His Church (“The enemies of France are the enemies of Christ” – Gregory IX to King Saint Louis) and the Kingdom recognized by Holy Mother Church as belonging to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Joan of Arc, and St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the three most cherished saints ofLe Royaume.
5) Le Royaume is Royalist, choosing the Catholic Monarchy as the optimal form of government, the temporal reflection of the Divine Order in the Kingdom of God, and the form of social order that most facilitates Our Lord’s request in the Our Father that “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” (We acknowledge and accept Leo XIII’s point that various forms of government can all be valid so long as they seek their end in the proper good; yet, we note Pius VI’s classification of Monarchy as the best form of government and St. Pius X’s censure of Le Sillon’s thesis which erroneously claimed that only through democracy would mankind inaugurate perfect justice. We also urge those interested and in light of Vatican II to review Dr Jeff Mirus’ commentary on the Doctrine of Religious Liberty and those of Fr. William Most and Dr. William Marshner of Christendom College. Also consider this lucid and well articulated article emphasizing that the unchanging traditional principles of Christian social and political thought are not rejected in Vatican II, written by Thaddeus Kozinski of Wyoming Catholic College)
6) Le Royaume is aristocratic and anti-egalitarian, acknowledging that while all people in their human essence are created with equal human dignity accompanied by equal rights to life and freedom, God in His wisdom has willed essential inequalities (St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa 1 Q47 A2) throughout both the spiritual and temporal realms for the good and edification of the created order as a whole. These inequalities acclaim God’s glory and in humans reflect the wisdom of the Divine Order through factors such as aristocratic birthright, differing talents, degrees of skills, health…etc. Inequalities exist even among the Saints glorified in Heaven, all for the glory of God. To use a metaphor for the Kingdom of God, a beautiful landscape is beautiful precisely because of the varying degrees of make, color, height, width, and depth of the flowers, trees, rivers, valleys, and mountains making up that panorama. Conversely, as inequality implies superiority, mankind’s pride finds all superiority repugnant and therfore seeks to eliminate all inequality, including legitimate inequalities, leading ultimately to a blasphemous doctrine of equality with God Himself through either Eastern New Age Pantheism or through secular atheism which seeks the elimination of God altogether. Le Royaume understands that legitimate superiority (such as in the sacred orders of the priesthood, the Monarchical aristocratic hierarchy of the Church, or in the angels and saints who care for us from their glorified home in Heaven) is to be honored, not eradicated. Latria (for God alone), hyper-dulia (for the Holy Mother of God), and dulia (for the angels, saints, and legitimate earthly royalty) is essential Catholic Orthodoxy and is celebrated in Le Royaume.
7) Le Royaume is favorable toward the prophecies by Catholic saints through the centuries of the coming of a Great French Monarch who will work with a Holy Pope to defeat the enemies of Christ and restore the primacy of the Catholic Church (though such prophecies are private revelations and therefore are not articles of faith to be professed by all Catholics).
8) Le Royaume is imperialistic for the Catholic cause, seeking the primacy throughout the world of Catholic religion and Catholic culture over all other alternatives (as these alternatives are by their nature less authentic than those of Catholicism, re: point 6 above). Here we revere as our models Clovis, the first Catholic King of the Franks, Charlemagne, and, perhaps the most astonishing and greatest evangelist the world has seen since St. Paul, the Servant of God Queen Isabel of Spain, the first sovereign of the New World who brought the entire hemisphere to the Catholic faith at the same point in history when millions on the European continent were falling into apostasy through the Protestant Revolution.
9) Le Royaume is counter-revolutionary, defending the faith with its way of life and culture from those belonging to the on-going Satanic Revolutions (beginning with the Protestant Revolution, then to the American/Jeffersonian “Separation of Church and State,” French, Bolshevik, Sixties “Hippie,” and, recently, “spiritual but not religious” New Age revolutions) who have no other objective than the destruction of the Kingdom of God on earth, the Holy Catholic Church. Here, we revere as our models the Frankish leader, Charles Martel, the Holy Land Crusaders, the Spanish Crusaders of the Re-Conquest, and most dear to our hearts, the “armée catholique et royale,” the Catholic and Royal Army of the Vendée during the French Revolution.
10) Le Royaume is ecumenical and evangelical, though understanding true ecumenism (uniting us all as “one”) as bringing all other “Christian” churches (Orthodox) and communities (Protestant and Independent Evangelical) back into the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church with Peter’s successor as the divinely appointed Vicar for Jesus Christ. We see as heretical and antithetical to Jesus Christ’s purpose in founding His Church that we would abandon or desecrate His Dogma and His presence invested in the teaching authority of the Holy Father and the Magisterium of the Church simply to find superficial, feel-good “union” with these other schismatic churches and heretical spiritual communities. We will all be “one” when the lost sheep are brought back to the Chief Shepherd in the Catholic Church. In sum, ecumenism means evangelization. We point out three key principles to be firmly established in the ecumenical foundation of Le Royaume, lest we find ourselves swept away into heresy and schism through false, “kum-ba-ya” ecumenical sirens calling us to shipwreck:
- Protestants are allowed the noble title of “Christian” by the Catholic Church through their baptism (CCC 818, 838), not through their own assertion that they “have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior” or that they “believe the Bible” or any other self-determined, subjective criteria. Jesus Christ, speaking through His Catholic Church, grants to properly baptized Protestants the privilege of the Christian title. They are Christians in imperfect union with the Church by our Lord’s mercy Who does not charge those born today with the sin of separation of their fathers (CCC 818).
- Protestant communities are sources of Christ’s grace and power only through the “fullness of grace and truth that Christ has entrusted to the Catholic Church” (CCC 819). Those who experience the joy and saving grace of Jesus Christ through Protestant or Independent Evangelical communities (or even in the form of “Just Jesus and me”) should be eternally grateful for the Catholic Church through which they derive their relationship with Jesus. For, there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church (CCC 846).
- The Catholic Church, as that one divinely founded by Jesus Christ, is in her very substance superior (re: point 6 above) to all other philosophies, religions, creeds, doctrines, and spiritualities. She has no equal on earth. Whatever truth is found in any particular Protestant or “Spiritual but not Religious”community is totally contingent and dependent on the Catholic Church by the mercy of Jesus Christ Himself (re: 1st bullet point above). Protestant communities and “Spiritual but not Religious” philosophies represent tragic aberrations to the true faith where heresy and revolutionary apostasy run unchecked to the potential ruin of many souls. We see the logical end of any authentic ecumenism as the defeat and eradication of Protestantism with its demonic New Age and “Spiritual but not Religious” derivatives, through charitable evangelical efforts to bring all baptized members of Christ’s body into the loving arms of Holy Mother Church. Our ecumenical efforts can likewise be seen as efforts to rescue our baptized brethren from the Satanic illusions and influences of Protestantism, New Age, and “Spiritual but not Religious” anti-Church tendencies.