September 1992 Letter
Our two Letters during August this year dealt firstly with the Aims and Objectives of our Organisation, and secondly on setting out two of the Laity Characteristics essential to our cause; namely, our Catholic Obedience within the Church; and our Equal Reciprocation as between Clergy and Laity. We make these two Principles clear, as a beginning. Regarding Obedience, some of you may growl that there has been too much in one direction and none at all in the other, a shocking example being the absence of Organised Catholic Defence of God's Moral Order in the face of systematic National Moral Deterioration so far as the whole Church was concerned. This must be dealt with in due course. But the more powerful and immediate Duty to God and to His Church has not failed, whatever the external circumstances. Christ was Obedient to the Death of the Cross, and our Obedience to Him and to His Father has not failed. This is familiar to you as Catholics and rightly so. But to get to its full significance we must raise our minds to three vital aspects of our Religion.
2. These are (I) The Gift of Faith as the Supernatural Gift of God to each one of us. We attempted in our May Letter this year to express the manner by which scattered individual persons as non-Catholics, are drawn by God's direct help and after much grief and travail to both Revelation and the True Copious Gift of God. This Supernatural Gift is what we have received as Catholics in childhood and in its fullness, but which is granted to Converts in their maturity, and often by the hard way. As we wrote, "They experience a far more searching ordeal than some Catholics may think, coming as lonely seekers, not knowing vhat they seek, yet who, after long anguish and mental humiliation, are brought to a sudden Divine Clarification. The sensation is one of the Intellect being cleared and enlarged, yet at the same time, subordinated to something greater than itself, and this is the Gift of Faith. Yet with all this, the Will the Freedom of our Will is left quite intact. And there comes an immense Happiness, that of Intellect being Transcended; so that one realises that this is the fullness of Christianity; the Divine Will and the Church of Rome are one and the Same Thing.