Kolbe Center Report 4/13/24

Overthrowing Satan's Kingdom

Dear Friends of the Kolbe Center,


Christ is risen!  Alleluia!

A few years ago, the Archbishop of Madrid called for penance for “sins against the earth,” sounding a note that has been heard more and more frequently in recent years from Church leaders around the globe.   Catholic youth all over the world are being taught to think of the Earth as their mother and to imbibe the notion that "the earth does not belong to us; we belong to the Earth." But this slogan simply serves as one more example of the diabolical disorientation of our times, since it inverts the right order of things that God established from the beginning of creation.

All of the Apostles, Fathers, Doctors, Popes and Council Fathers in their authoritative teaching held that God created everything for us in our first parents. Indeed, God created everything in six days to give us the pattern and rhythm of a happy, healthy, holy life, and He had no interest in creating stars, planets, plants or animals apart from us. All of the Fathers and Doctors knew this and would have considered the whole idea of long ages in which stars, planets, plants and animals existed without mankind totally bizarre. In the sacred history of Genesis Moses makes clear that stars, planets, plants and animals were created for man's sake, and while man is expected to be a good steward of God's creation, he is not subordinated to the Earth, to the cosmos, or to any other creature—only to God.

This understanding of creation has profound implications for our understanding of the Kingdom of God and of our role in extending God's Kingdom in our every-day lives.   When we understand that God created everything for us - in view of the Incarnation and the Immaculate Conception - and that through the Original Sin Adam lost his original dominion over creation and became subject to Satan, we can understand that Our Lord Jesus Christ, the last Adam, had to regain that original dominion for us by His Passion, death and Resurrection, and that through the Holy Spirit in the Church He empowers us to restore all things in Him, "taking back" dominion over all things for God.

As soon as we understand this truth, we come face to face with our responsibility to overthrow the kingdom of Satan and to extend the Kingdom of God through every one of our thoughts, words and actions, not separating the "mundane" aspect of our life from the "spiritual" aspect in gnostic fashion. With this understanding, we can recognize that every time we make a purchase, for example, we are either extending or undermining the Kingdom of God. If we have a choice to purchase a commodity or a service from a faithful Catholic or from someone who promotes the anti-culture of death, and we choose to buy from the anti-Catholic vendor because his price is a little better or it is simply more convenient to purchase from him, we are undermining the Kingdom of God.  (Later in this newsletter, we will offer you a wonderful opportunity to support a new Catholic alternative to Zoom, Zoho, etc. for web conferencing.)

One of the many evil effects of embracing theistic evolution or progressive creation is that both of these errors condition children to believe that the Earth, stars, planets, plants and animals existed for anywhere from tens of millions to billions of years before the first humans evolved; and this error, in turn, conditions them to think of themselves as peripheral in the cosmic scheme of things, an afterthought in God's plan for the universe. Yet nothing could be further from the truth! From Genesis to Revelation, God's inerrant Word drives home the truth that we are the apple of His eye and the reason why - in view of the Incarnation and Immaculate Conception - everything else exists.

One of the greatest drains on the resources of the traditional Catholic community around the world is the cost of higher education which literally siphons off tens of millions of dollars from the Kingdom of God into the coffers of institutions most of which are hell bent on destroying the last vestiges of Christian civilization and building a godless secular humanist New World Order. It is high time that faithful Catholics began doing an end run around these godless institutions and developing our own ways of educating and training our youth so that we can keep them and the rest of our precious resources out of the kingdom of Satan and inside the Kingdom of God.

Indeed, it is not only secular humanist colleges and universities that undermine the Kingdom of God. Almost all of the Catholic colleges and universities in the western world teach the principal dogma of secular humanism - molecules-to-man evolution - as if it were a proven fact. In this way, they join forces with the godless secular universities in teaching students to embrace what St. Pius X in his encyclical Pascendi called "the principal doctrine of the modernists," thus weakening the foundations of their faith and making them vulnerable to all kinds of attacks on their moral and spiritual lives.

One of the ways that the Kolbe Center has tried to put this "Kingdom vision" into practice has been to launch the Christ the King Service Network so that faithful Catholics can obtain and provide the goods and services they need within the Family of God.  The Network is still in the embryonic stage but with the help of your prayers, it will not be long before it is fully operational.   In the meantime, if you or other faithful Catholics you know, would like to advertise goods or services on the Network, please go to the website and sign up as soon as possible.

In the meantime, our webmaster Keith Jones has made an important new contribution to this movement by developing a Catholic alternative to Zoom and other secular companies that provide on-line conferencing.  Keith takes his company name from 1 Corinthians 13:12 which reminds us that “We see now through a glass in a dark manner; but then face to face,” and that on-line communication is a poor, but sometimes necessary, substitute for face-to-face personal communications.  Please encourage your friends and family to use for all of their on-line conferencing from now on.  You can sign up easily at the Cor1312 website.

Another way that you can help to build up the Kingdom of God is by taking the necessary and easy steps to write a legal Catholic Will.  In this way, you will ensure that your support for the building up of the Kingdom of God continues after your death.  You can make a lasting gift to your family and to the good works of your choice by completing your Will through this simple online tool.  To write your will FREE of charge, visit But please also visit Dr. Paul Byrne’s Life Guardian Foundation website to make sure that you do everything necessary to protect yourself and your loved ones from being euthanized against your will.

With gratitude for your prayers and financial support, I am

Yours in Christ through the Immaculata in union with St. Joseph,

Hugh Owen

P.S.  I will be driving from Virginia to the Chicago area to participate in conferences during the second weekend of June and the second weekend of July.  If you anyone could organize a Kolbe talk immediately before or after one of those weekends, somewhere between Virginia and Illinois, please contact me at as soon as possible.

P.P.S.  The Kolbe leadership retreat will take place at the Apostolate for Family Consecration retreat center from August 25-31.  Fr. Lawrence Carney will be our chaplain.  For information or to register for the conference, please contact me at

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