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The New Crusade

A Blog dedicated to the promotion of the Traditional Roman Catholic Faith in union with HH Benedict XVI, to the preservation of our Traditional Græco-Roman Catholic Civilisation and to the New Crusade against Islam. This Blog is under the Patronage of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts of Christ our King and His Holy Mother, our Queen and of Santiago Matamoros (St James the Moor-slayer) and the Crusader King, St Louis IX of France.

30 juillet 2006

Code of Chivaltry

This might be of interest to my readers:

While there was no single code that served as a definition of how a knight should act, there were several lists written down during the Middle Ages. One example code can be found in the book Chivalry by 19th century French historian Leon Gautier.

Note especially the Sixth point!

I. Thou shalt believe all that the Church teaches, and shalt observe all it's directions.

II. Thou shalt defend Holy Mother the Church.

III. Thou shalt defend all weaknesses, and constitute thyself the defender of them.

IV. Thou shalt love the country of thy birth.

V. Thou shalt not recoil from thine enemy.

VI. Thou shalt make war against the infidel without cessation, and without mercy.

VII. Thou shalt preform scrupulously thy feudal duties, if they not be contrary to the laws of God.

VIII. Thou shalt never lie and shalt remain faithful to thy pledged word.

IX. Thou shalt be generous and give largesse to everyone.

X. Thou shalt always and everywhere be the champion of good and right against injustice and evil.

29 juillet 2006

Update to "Prayer Request"

I have found out that, at least for the time being, the best case scenario is coming to pass, i.e. only an $8K/ year paycut! Please continue to join me in prayer that I may find a suitable position at approximately what I've been making. When I do so, I'll post on which company it is that treats loyal employees like disposable napkins!

28 juillet 2006

Spiritual Bouquet for the Holy Father

From our friend W., at Traditio in Radice. The New Crusade endorses this call for a Crusade of Rosaries and agrees with W. that "It seems to me that one need not assist at Masses offered by Society priests in order to take part in this very worthy effort." For the record, I have never attended Mass in an SSPX Chapel. I am an indulter and a proud member of Saint Philippine Duchesne Latin Mass Community in Kansas City, KS under the pastoral care of Priests of the FSSP.

Spiritual Bouquet for the Holy Father
Posted by W at 9:50 AM

On 16 July, Bishop Fellay has released a Letter to the faithful along with the declaration of the general Chapter regarding the situation with Rome. Of special note in Bp. Fellay's letter is his desire to present Pope Benedict XVI with a spiritual boquet of one million Rosaries at the end of October. He and the general chapter of the S.S.P.X are therefore calling for a prayer crusade and ask the faithful to start praying their Rosaries now for these three intentions:

1. To obtain from Heaven for Pope Benedict XVI the strength required to completely free up the Mass of all time, called the Tridentine Mass.

2. For the return of the Social Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

3. For the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

It seems to me that one need not assist at Masses offered by Society priests in order to take part in this very worthy effort. I therefore encourage our readers to start "bud[ding] forth the spiritual roses for [this] bouquet" -- for the benefit of those readers that do not attend Society chapels, I will post the directions for putting together this treasure when I hear them.

Posted on the Feast of St. Panteleon, Martyr, a.D. MMVI

Dust of the Time

Check out the newest addition to my blogroll. Another KC Trad (we're not sure if she's evil, tho'!) She says her blog is for "Comments on past, current, and future events from a traditional Catholic" and calls herself "An old lady who asked God when she was about nine if she could be a warrior to fight the enemy. (He has given me all the fights I have ever wanted!)" She's good!

  • Dust of the Time
  • 27 juillet 2006

    Monastery allegedly haven for sex abuse

    Don't expect to see this splashed all over the front pages of the MSM or as a lead story on its broadcast henchmen. The monastery is Orthodox, not Catholic!

    Use the link in the title. I can't seem to get a valid link in the post.

    A Look Into the Future?: Dutch Party Pushes Pedophilia, Pornography, Bestiality, Soft/Hard Drugs

    This is sickmaking! But, read the quotes from the judge who approved this abomination. This is democracy at work! When I was in high school, more years ago than I care to mention (oh that's right. I post my age in my sidebar! Drat!) I wrote a paper on the evils of democracy. I was not yet a Catholic, let alone an EvilTrad, just a reasonably intelligent protestant American. Democracy is, of its essence, evil. It panders to the lowest common denominator and it opens the way to every vice and perversion because it would be "undemocratic" to prevent perverts from attempting to spread their vice. I argued that, in a democratic state, the people could "legalise" murder, little realising that in the '70's this would be done by one of the most anti-democratic bodies on the face of the earth, the Supreme Court of the United States and without knowing that one of its earlier members, Associate Justice, the "Honorable" (for what?) Oliver Wendell Holmes had stated that the law against murder was simply a municipal ordinance which could be repealed by the will of the people.

    And in retrospect, I am much surprised that an honest teacher gave me an "A" on the paper, commenting that I was obviously thinking!

  • LifeSiteNews
  • Elected Legislators Making Efforts to Stem Judicial Activism

    An excellent article from our dear friend Hillary. We can only hope that these efforts are successful!

  • LifeSiteNews

  • Also, if you haven't already done so, check out my post on this issue at:

  • Dennis Moore, Constitutional Scholar?
  • 26 juillet 2006

    Prayer Request

    Today I found out that due to a corporate buy out and resultant "restructuring" I will be taking a $8K-$15K per year paycut. I ask the prayers of all my readers for this situation, that I may soon find a job paying approximately what I have been making.

    25 juillet 2006

    NEA Agenda is Frightening to Parents

    An eye opening article by Phyllis Schlafly. Remember, as I have blogged before, if your children attend virtually any public school in the US (and for that matter, many "Catholic" schools), they are being taught by members of this vile, viciously anti-life, anti-Christian union! Years ago there was an even further left alternative, the Progressive Education Association, a communist front-group. The PEA disbanded itself after announcing that, since the NEA had adopted all its positions, there was no longer any need for it!

  • Eagle Forum
  • St James, Moor-Slayer

    An absolutely great post from Tom at Recta Ratio on this Feast Day of St James the Great. He's also got wonderful pictures including the famous one of the Red firing squad "executing" the Sacred Heart! Check it out!

  • Saint James the Greater
  • 23 juillet 2006

    New Edition of Rose&Crown Available Online!

    Alan Goudman, Traditional Catholic and Monarchist (See my post from 3 July: A Great Website) is the editor/publisher of Rose & Crown, an online magazine. He has just finished Number 2. Here's the link:

  • Rose & Crown, Issue 2

  • And for those who missed it, here's the link to Issue 1:

  • Rose & Crown, Issue 1
  • Congratulations are in Order!!

    The New Crusasde extends its congratulations to Nicholas and Monika Wansbutter on the birth of Marcel Baldwin Wansbutter, 3.5721 Kg. Another Soldier for Christ and a tiny Evil Traditionalist!

    Dennis Moore, MC, Constitutional Scholar?

    I recently emailed Dennis Moore, MC asking for his support of HR 2389, the "Pledge Protection Act", which protects the Pledge of Allegiance from attempts by federal courts to declare it unconstitutional because of the phrase "under God", introduced into the US House of Representatives by Todd Akin, MC for the Second District of Missouri. His answer was a long explanation of why, despite his self-proclaimed patriotism, he had voted against a preceding, similar resolution and opposed HR 2389.

    Below is the email I have sent him in response:

    Dear Mr Moore:

    I read with interest you letter of July 19, 2006 in response to my email requesting you to support H.R. 2389, introduced by Representative Akin.

    Especially interesting was your statement that you have "(D)eep concerns about current efforts to deny the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, the ability to review the constitutionality of our federal laws. I believe preserving our three-branch system of government is in our nation's best interest."

    Prompted by this, I reread Article III of the Constitution of the United States. Indeed, I reread it several times, searching in vain for any reference to an "ability to review the constitutionality of our federal laws". All I could find was a statement in Section 2 that "In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make." In other words, while the ability you cite is never mentioned, Congress is definitely granted the power to remove matters from the purview of the Supreme Court.

    Of course, if the numerous American history courses I took in grade school, high school and college, all in public institutions of the State of Kansas, were not completely off base, there was no such "ability to review" contemplated by the Founding Fathers. Instead, it is a power arrogated to itself by the Supreme Court in the case of Marbury vs. Madison, in an opinion written by Chief Justice John Marshall and concurred in by Associate Justices William Paterson, Samuel Chase and Bushrod Washington (Associate Justices William Cushing and Alfred Moore took no part in the case).

    So, at the last, I am faced with a democratically elected representative of the people in a democratic country telling me that he supports a power not envisioned by the Founders granting nine unelected persons the power to determine what the Law is. Wow!


    Jovan Weismiller

    21 juillet 2006

    Additions to my blogroll

    This afternoon, I had the leisure to search Technorati for blogs linking to The New Crusade. I discovered a number of blogrolls that contain my blog, so I've added them to my roll. They are all at the very top and include "Life on the Rock", Gary Knowles "mycatholicblog", "Dumb Ox News", "Reasoning Repaired", from the Ukraine, "Ramblings of a GOP Soccer Mom", "SFO Mom", "CatholicSphere", "Jack shall have Jill..." and "Behind the Zion Curtain".

    Check them out!


    I've just done a search of The New Crusade and it doesn't seem that I've ever mentioned "Pragmaticus Mercurius" or "Prag". It was (and maybe still is) an High Tory ginger group within the Conservative Party of the UK. It at least still publishes some things, including a newsletter. I was a member in its early days and, if it still exists as a membership group, would be interested in rejoining. It is monarchist, Christian and pro-life and wishes to see the restoration of the Stuart Constitution under the House of Windsor, which I suppose makes it semi-Jacobite.

    If anyone is interested, I have a few links that I'm not bright enough to figure out how to post. Drop a note in the combox with your email or email me directly and I'll forward the email they're in.

    "We're Watching You"

    From the BBC an excellent post showing how the blogosphere can influence the MSM.

  • BBC
  • I Always Knew The Renaissance Was A Mongol Plot!

    And here's the proof! According to China's Xinhua news agency, Genghis Khan is responsible for the Renaissance! At least it takes the heat off certain proto-protestant, neo-pagan Europeans who've also been suspected!

  • Reuters
  • I Had a Dream: The Music of Palestrina and Gregory the Great Had Come Back

    Can the true Liturgical music of the Church be restored and is our Holy Father a "Napoleon without generals"? Read this for some answers!

  • Chiesa
  • "Honour Killings"=Femicide

    More details on femicide in the UK (and elsewhere). The gutter religion of the pædophile Muhammad, may he be damned eternally, has no respect for women or human life in general. It might make a difference if these vicious murderers were summarily executed, but I doubt it. They would be proud of being "martyred" for their vile religion! However, justice demands such execution. When will Britain and the other jacobin States of Europe realise this and reinstate the supreme penalty?

  • Western Resistance
  • 20 juillet 2006

    May You Have a Happy Feast Day!

    Today is the Feast of St Elias, Prophet and Founder of the Carmelite Order. St Elias, pray for thy Carmelite Family and for the Church of Christ!

  • Byzantine.net
  • 19 juillet 2006

    An Absolute Must Read!

    Wise Priest trained in science blows anti-life argument out of the water! You've got to read this!!

  • The Lair of the Catholic Caveman
  • Katolik Shinja is Back as Ad Orientem

    Our friend Josue Andreas, late of Katolik Shinja, has begun a new blog, "Ad Orientem". Check him out!

  • Ad Orientem
  • Under God?

    Some one did a lot of research here.
    Acknowledging 'the Almighty' seemed to be the honorable and proper thing to do back when the states were being formed.

    What's changed? A small handful of atheist complaining their 'rights' are being trampled on
    by the majority? I recommend a 'retreat' in Iran, Cuba, North Korea. They'll get their heads
    screwed on straight by the time they get back.


    Alabama 1901, Preamble . We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution.
    Alaska 1956, Preamble. We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land.
    Arizona 1911, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution...
    Arkansas 1874, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government...
    California 1879, Preamble. We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom.
    Colorado 1876, Preamble. We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe.
    Connecticut 1818, Preamble. The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy.
    Delaware 1897, Preamble . Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences.
    Florida 1885, Preamble . We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution...
    Georgia 1777, Preamble. We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution...
    Hawaii 1959, Preamble. We, the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance .. Establish this Constitution.
    Idaho 1889, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings.
    Illinois 1870, Preamble We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.
    Indiana 1851, Preamble . We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government.
    Iowa 1857, Preamble . We, the People of the State of Iowa, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings establish this Constitution.
    Kansas 1859, Preamble. We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.
    Kentucky 1891, Preamble. We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties...
    Louisiana 1921, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy.
    Maine 1820, Preamble. We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity ... And imploring His aid and direction.
    Maryland 1776, Preamble. We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty...
    Massachusetts 1780, Preamble . We...the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe ... In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction ..
    Michigan 1908, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom establish this Constitution.
    Minnesota, 1857, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings:
    Mississippi 1890, Preamble. We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work.
    Missouri 1845, Preamble . We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness .. Establish this Constitution .
    Montana 1889, Preamble. We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution ..
    Nebraska 1875, Preamble. We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom .. Establish this Constitution.
    Nevada 1864, Preamble. We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom establish this Constitution ..
    New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V. Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.
    New Jersey 1844, Preamble . We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.
    New Mexico 1911, Preamble. We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty
    New York 1846, Preamble. We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings.
    North Carolina 1868, Preamble We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those
    North Dakota 1889, Preamble. We , the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain...
    Ohio 1852, Preamble . We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common
    Oklahoma 1907, Preamble. Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty ... establish this ..
    Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I. Section 2. All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences..
    Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble . We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance
    Rhode Island 1842, Preamble. We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing
    South Carolina, 1778, Preamble. We, the people of he State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.
    South Dakota 1889, Preamble. We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties .
    Tennessee 1796, Art. XI.III. That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience...
    Texas 1845, Preamble. We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.
    Utah 1896, Preamble. Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.
    Vermont 1777, Preamble . Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man ..
    Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other .
    Washington 1889, Preamble . We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution
    West Virginia 1872, Preamble . Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in a constant reliance upon God ...
    Wisconsin 1848, Preamble. We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility
    Wyoming 1890, Preamble . We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties .. establish this Constitution.

    After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50 state constitutions, one is faced with the prospect that maybe, the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts are wrong! If you found this to be "Food for thought.." copy and send to as many as you think will be enlightened as I hope you were.
    Please note that at no time is anyone told that they MUST worship God.

    "Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." - William Penn


    The League of Evil Traditionalists

    To keep abreast of the maunderings of the League, simply bookmark this link. It contains all new posts of the League. It evens contains pictures denoting some members. I'm currently a box of Jovan Musk, but that may change! Anyway, this is much easier than wading through a blogroll or linking to each individually. Thanks to Trandem and Sullivan for this neat bit of technology!

  • The League of Evil Traditionalists
  • 18 juillet 2006

    "Moderate" Islam in Egypt - But not for Converts to the Christian Faith

    Once again, proof that there is no such thing as "moderate Islam". The gutter religion is first, foremost and always on jihad against us. It looks like the Vatican may be turning its back on the extreme dhimmitude of the previous Papal Reign, but how long until others wake up?

  • Chiesa
  • 17 juillet 2006

    What Political Party Do Your Beliefs Put You In?

    I just took this quiz at QuizFarm with fascinating results. Having answered all the questions based on my Catholic Faith, I had to take a tie breaker, because I was equally Socialist, Anarchist and Republican! Not surprisingly, none of my responses were Democrat, Communist or Nazi! Try it yourself and be honest!

    You scored as Republican.

















    What Political Party Do Your Beliefs Put You In?
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    Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne

    Today is the Feast of the Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne. If you do not know their story, I encourage you to check it out. Rather than write a lengthy post, I'll give you some links!

    From a Fellow Evil Trad--Recta Ratio

    From John(in 2004) at "The Inn at the End of the World"--The Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne, and his post on the Feast today.

    From The Catholic Encyclopædia--The Sixteen Blessed Teresian Martyrs of Compiègne

    16 juillet 2006

    May You Have A Blessed Feast Of O.L. Of Mount Carmel!

    As all of my readers know, I've been a Carmelite Tertiary for over twenty years. For me, today ranks right up there with the Feasts of our Lord and the major Feasts of our Lady. May you have a blessed Feast Day!

    From Ted Hewitt:

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  • New Blog on the Blogroll

    Check the new addition to my blogroll, Orbis Catholicvs. It's heading says, "Laudetur Iesus Christus (praised be Jesus Christ)! This site is dedicated with affection to the Catholic world. My name in John Paul. I am a graduate student living in Rome, Italy, pursuing studies in the Sacred Science of Theology. Enjoy this site which is dedicated to you (my travelogues are for everyone)! Euntes Docete in Dioecesi et Mundo!"

    The young man publishing it is obviously in love with being Catholic! Check him out!

  • Orbis Catholicvs
  • A Great Quote!

    Jan III Sobieski, by the grace of God King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Ruthenia, Ducal Prussia, Masovia, Samogitia, Livonia, Smolensk, Kyiv, Volhynia, Podlasie, Severia and Czernichow, etc., one of the victors at the Battle of Vienna, 1683 (along with Charles V Léopold Nicolas Sixte, le duc de Lorraine) over the jihadist hordes of Turkey, in his victory message to the Holy Father, Pope Alexander VII, said, "I came, I saw, God conquered!"

    15 juillet 2006

    Somehow, I Missed This!

    No, friend who shall remain nameless, it's not old news. It was a tagging that I somehow missed. Frere Ignatius at Vive Christus Rex! tagged me with a meme called "The Ten Books". Essentially, it is this: If we are stuck on a desert island, and we're already given a Douay-Rheims (pre-1942) Bible, what other ten books would we bring along? His choices were good, but not what I would have chosen. Here's his list: This doesn't savor of as much hypocrisy as you might think, so, better late than never, I'm responding (and by the way, Crusty, Count Tradula, Darth Litigous and Darth Liturgicus!, you're all tagged!).

    I. I have my Bible, but I need a Missal so I can pray the Mass, even if I can't assist in body. Fr Lasance's Roman Missal should do.

    II. The Breviarum Roman, Latin/English, I'm afraid, since my Latin isn't up to understanding the Lectiones.

    III. A decent Catechism, so I don't forget my Faith and can convert any savage islanders who happen to canoe across the straits. The Baltimore Number Four in this case, tho' I'd settle for a lower number or the Penny in a pinch.

    IV. A general prayerbook. This would have to be Fr Lasance's Prayerbook for Religious. Unfortunately, it's no longer in print and I've lost my copy, but this is a meme, right? Written primarily for female Religious, it is an absolute treasury of prayers, schemes of meditation, novenas, and other helps to the interior life.

    V. Divine Intimacy, by Father Gabriel of St Mary Magdalene, O.Carm., to guide my daily meditation. In the original edition, of course, keyed to the Traditional Calendar, not the post V II "revision".

    (At this point, is anyone realising that the eremitical life has a certain appeal?)

    VI. Having taken care of the purely spiritual, I would want the Lord of the Rings trilogy (bound as Tolkien intended, in one volume!). I was in love with it long before a) I was a Trad, or b) realised Tolkien was a Catholic. (Sorry, Frere Ignatius, I could never get into The Silmarillion!)

    VII. Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson's Lord of the World. I should do a post about the first time I read it! A cracking good tale combined with fruit for much serious meditation!

    VIII. Chesterton, of course, but I'd just take the collected Father Brown. I'd miss much of his polemical/political writings, but the good Priest I could not leave behind!

    IX. The History of the Church, by Msgr Philip Hughes. I'm counting this as one volume, tho' I've never seen it bound so. I've reread volumes of it three and four times!

    X. And last, but not least, under the same rubric, counting a multi-volume work as one, The History of Philosophy, by Fr Frederick Copleston, S.J. Maybe, given the solitude of a desert island, I can finally finish this and understand it.

    14 juillet 2006

    The World v. Islam: Final Showdown? **UPDATE**

    From our Fellow Evil Trad, Bill Hennessy, truth and straight talk on the new situation in the Middle East. Let's kick jihadist pig butt! Grease the bullets in lard to send them straight to their Muslim hell! Let's roll!

  • Hennessy's View
  • Bow Street Magistrate's Court Closed after 271 Years

    A bit of Tradition is lost. Oscar Wilde received his well deserved sentence in this court and Sir Roger Casement, Irish Patriot, began his journey to the gallows here, (he was the last English Knight to be ceremonially degraded, complete with the hacking off of his spurs!).

    Of interest, however, is the quote from Senior District Judge Timothy Workman, the Chief Magistrate for England and Wales, who sat in Bow Street, "Unfortunately there is no value to be placed on history and heritage." How low has England fallen! Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for thy dowry! St George, pray for England!

    From The Telegraph:

  • Bow Street bows out after 271 years

  • Court that saw the Krays, Crippen and Wilde signs off with an Asbo breaker
  • Another case of jihadist pigs commiting femicide

    Another case of femicide, or as the dhimmis like to refer to it, an "honour killing". This time in Britain. First of all, Britain should re-introduce the death penalty, at least for this heinous crime. Secondly, the British people should elect a government of Englismen, not dhimmi, spineless cowards like Labour. Thirdly, they should throw the jihadist swine out! Send them back to the "paradise" of their home countries!

  • The Telegraph
  • Bastille Day

    In Memoriam all the Martyrs of the Revolution. May God have mercy on their souls, may they pray for us and may God speedily grant the defeat of the Revolution, the triumph of the Counter Revolution and the instauration of the Social Reign of the Sacred Heart of Christ our King and the Immaculate Heart of His most Holy Mother, Mary our Queen!

    13 juillet 2006

    Another Favourite

    Jesus, my Savior, True God and True Man, with my whole heart, I love Thee. I adore Thee in the most august Sacrament of the Altar, in reparation for any irreverence I have ever shown Thee, profaning Thy sacred Name, desecrating Thy Holy Altars and for all such acts done by others and that yet may be done I implore Thy forgiveness.

    I adore Thee, my God, not indeed as Thou deservest nor as much as I am bound to adore, but as far as I am able. Would that I could adore Thee with all the perfection of which a reasonable creature is capable. Meantime, I purpose now and ever to adore Thee; not only for those Catholics who adore and love Thee not, but also for the conversion of all bad Christians; of all heretics, schismatics, Mohammedans, Jews and idolaters.

    Jesus, my God, mayest Thou be ever known, adored, loved and praised every moment, in the most Holy and Divine Sacrament. Amen

    (P. 75, J+M+J Novena Manual)

    12 juillet 2006

    Beheading Nations - The Islamization of Europe's Cities

    From Fjordman, via Jihadwatch, an article on the jihadist swine's plans to "peacefully" absorb Europe.

    Muslims out of Europe!!

  • DhimmiWatch
  • Hail, Christ our King!

    Another of my favourites from the J+M+J Manual:


    MOST SWEET JESUS! Come near to us, Thy children.
    Receive from our hands that crown which those
    who are but dust of earth, try to seize from Thee.
    Enter now in triumph among us, Thy fervent followers!

    Hail, Christ, our King!

    Lawmakers may break the tables of Thy Law,
    but whilst they lose their thrones and are forgotten,
    we, Thy subjects, will continue to salute Thee.

    Hail, Christ, our King!

    They have said that Thy GOSPEL is out-of-date,
    that it hinders progress, and must no longer be considered.
    They who say this soon disappear into obscurity and are forgotten;
    whilst we, who adore Thee, continue to salute Thee.

    Hail, Christ, our King!

    The proud, the worldly, those who possess unlawful riches,
    those who thirst for riches, honors and pleasures alone,
    declaring Thy moral law to be for past ages,
    will be hurled against the Rock of Calvary and Thy Church and falling,
    will be reduced to dust, and sink into oblivion,
    whilst we, Thy followers, continue to salute Thee.

    Hail, Christ, our King!

    Those who seek the dawn of a material civilization, divorced from God,
    will surely die, poisoned by their own false doctrine,
    deserted and cursed by their own children,
    whilst we, who would console Thee, will continue to salute Thee.

    Hail, Christ, our King!

    Yes, hail to Thee, O Christ, our King!
    Put to flight Lucifer, the fallen Angel of darkness,
    from our homes, schools and society,
    force him and his agents into Hell,
    chain him there everlastingly,
    whilst we, Thy friends, continue to salute Thee.

    Hail, Christ, our King!

    The Perfect Prayerbook?

    I've spent my entire Catholic life searching for the perfect prayerbook. You know the one I mean, the one to supplement your Bible, Missal and Breviary or Little Office, the one that contains all your favourite prayers and devotions. Does it exist? I doubt it. However, if it did exist, at least mine would contain several prayers from the Jesus, Mary, Joseph Novena Manual, by Father Stedman. The one I have is "The New Revised" edition. Years ago, I had the "unrevised" edition, published prior to V II. The difference between the two? Indulgences are no longer stated in their pre-Conciliar "time format". That's it! The prayers are the same. Over the next few days, I'm going to post my favourite prayers from the Manual. If you're not familiar with them, I hope you'll print them out and use them occasionally.

    If you're interested in obtaining your own copy and don't have a good Catholic bookstore handy, write to the Confraternity of the Precious Blood, 5300 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11219, for a price list. They also publish Traditional books of meditations, etc. including the book of Psalms ordered for reading weekly according to the schema of the Traditional Breviarum Romanum. Good stuff!

    Anyway, here's my first selection:

    To our Lady, Help of Christians
    "for loyalty to Holy Mother Church"
    Mary, Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God and our Mother, thou seest how the Catholic Faith is assailed by the devil and the world, that Faith in which we purpose by the help of God, to live and die. To thee we entrust our firm purpose of never joining assemblies of heretics. Do thou, all holy, offer to thy Divine Son our resolutions, and obtain from Him the graces necessary for us to keep them unto the end. Amen.
    Mary, help of Christians, pray for us.

    US National Education Association to Endorse Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

    Remember, if your children attend virtually any public or NO Parochial school in the US, members of this radical left, anti-Catholic union are their teachers.

  • LifeSiteNews
  • 11 juillet 2006

    A Random Entry from Kenny Ignatius

    By rights, I should just type this out with a tip of the hat, but Kenny deserves the link. Check it out. It's great!

  • The Sleepless Eye
  • Bolivia Education Minister Calls for Ban on Religious Education

    Note the quote, ``Secular means that there is no monopoly on religious teaching,'' Patzi said. ``Secular means that there is no indoctrination.'' Of course, the history of every "secular" school plan shows the lie of this. Secular schools mean a monopoly on religious education, but the religion taught is secular, atheist humanism in one of its many forms.

  • The Guardian
  • 10 juillet 2006

    Tension as party goes flat on Champs Elysees

    The jihadist pigs celebrated the defeat of France in the Cup final! France gives them a home, a life much better than the countries which their gutter religion rules and hope for their children for a better life and they cheer when France is defeated!

    Vive la France! Vive le roi! Muslims out of Europe!

  • Yahoo News via Agence France Presse
  • Liberal Christianity is paying for its sins

    A wonderful article, agreeing with what many commentators and bloggers ( both Catholic and protestant) have been saying for a long time. I especially like the closing paragraph:

    "So this is the liberal Christianity that was supposed to be the Christianity of the future: disarray, schism, rapidly falling numbers of adherents, a collapse of Christology and national meetings that rival those of the Modern Language Assn. for their potential for cheap laughs. And they keep telling the Catholic Church that it had better get with the liberal program — ordain women, bless gay unions and so forth — or die. Sure."

  • The LA Times

  • Tip of the hat to The Catholic Knight.

    Pro-Life Polish President Appoints Pro-Life Twin Brother Prime Minister

    Let us pray for Poland! This is absoulutely great news, but let us pray that the eample of Poland (and Malta and Lithuania!) begins the destruction of the EU as it exists! Pray especially that any new "constitution" of the EU recognises God and the contributions of the Church to historic Europe.

  • LifeSiteNews

  • And a great post, on a related subject, from our dear friend, "W" at Traditio in Radice, Thoughts on the Brave Actions of Liga Polskich Rodzin.

    Zapatero snubs Pope at Mass for 'the family'

    "Fernando Meraleda, a spokesman for the government, said that heads of state were not expected to attend such events.

    "However, this is the first time in Spanish history that a religious ceremony presided over by a visiting pope has not been attended by the country's leader."

    Huh!? The last time I checked, Juan-Carlos was head of the Spanish State: "Pope Benedict urged the worshippers, who included King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia..." Unfortunately, given the Royal Perjuror's track record, his presence at the Holy Father's Mass will make little or no difference in Spain.

  • The Telegraph
  • Do miracles happen? Age-old debate reopens

    Not that it was ever closed! God has granted a miracle through the intercession of the Venerable Margaret Sinclair, and the atheists are up in arms.

  • The Scotsman
  • 08 juillet 2006


    "It has taken the shortage of priestly and religious vocations to awaken in us an appreciation of a broadly based shared ministry and a realization that it is in the nature of the Church as the Body of Christ to be endowed with many gifts, ministries and offices. What some refer to as a "vocations crisis" is, rather, one of the many fruits of the Second Vatican Council, a sign of God’s deep love for the Church, (emphasis added) and an invitation to a more creative and effective ordering of gifts and energy in the Body of Christ. This is a time of great challenge and opportunity in the Church, not least of all because the gifts of the lay faithful have been flourishing in unprecedented numbers and in unforeseen ways."

    From a Pastoral Letter from "Cardinal Roger Mahony and the Priests of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Holy Thursday, April 20, 2000" (Since when does an Ordinary issue a Pastoral Letter in union with the priests of his (Arch)diocese?)

    The entire document can be read at the website of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

    A tip of the hat to Fumare!

    Boys Will Be Boys- Let Them

    From Mary at Against All Heresies, a review of what looks like an absolutely wonderful book, The Dangerous Book for Boys! As I commented on her blog, it makes me regret that my sons are grown.

    News on my reading

    As I posted a few days ago, I had intended to re-read Fr Cahill's Framework... straight through and comment on it as I read. I have changed that intention because I have been accused of being a leftist, giving aid to communists and socialists, for my espousal of Catholic Social Doctrine as taught by Frs Cahill and Fahey, in obedience to the Magisterium. This accusation, which comes from participants on a Yahoo! group which shall remain nameless, has convinced me to start my re-reading and commenting with Fr Cahill's denunciation of capitalism. I hope my readers will bear with me. I plan on simulposting to the group and here.

    07 juillet 2006

    Pope hopes to reclaim lost territory

    Our Holy Father is to visit Spain. Spain is probably the finest example in the world of the effect of liberal, jacobin democracy on the remains of Christendom. When Gral. Franco died, Spain was thriving and Catholic. When the perjuror, Juan-Carlos took the throne, he swallowed the left-wing, red lie of "democracy" hook line and sinker and today Spain is reaping the whirlwind. Notice the quote from the viciously anti-Catholic Zapatero, "“I respect the opinions of the Catholic Church, but I insist that it is Parliament that legislates in the name of the citizens in a democratic society.” No mention of God or the Rights of His Church, required by Catholic Doctrine for a government to be considered just. Catholics of Spain!, withdraw your allegiance. Your King is a perjured usurper (his father was still alive when he accepted the Throne), your government is a conventicle of anti-Catholic Reds! Viva Cristo Rey!!

  • The Times
  • 06 juillet 2006

    Daily Mass Catholic Pro-Lifer Wins Mexico Presidential Elections over Abortion Supporter

    Deo Gratias!! Viva PAN (the descendant of the Cristero Rebellion!)! Congratulations, Felipe Calderon! Great news from Mexico! Let us pray that the communist candidate, Manuel Lopez Obrador, does not foment civil unrest to overturn the decision of the voters!

  • LifeSiteNews
  • 05 juillet 2006

    What I'm Reading--Fr Cahill's The Framework of a Christian State

    Since I bought myself this book in honour of my 59th birthday, I thought I might blog a little on it as I read it. It's a re-read, technically, but it's been almost 20 years, so I've forgotten a lot.

    First of all, Fr Cahill was an Irish Jesuit who was Professor of Social Science in Milltown Park, Dublin. Whether Milltown Park was a high school, college or seminary I do not know, but if I find out, I'll let you know. I often think of him as a forgotten Fr Fahey, since he wrote in the same vein on the same subjects, but is much less known today. The preface is dated Feast of Christ the King, 1931 and it received the imprimi potest 23 May 1932.

    He writes in the preface, "The book is intended primarily for students of Social Science who accept the Church's teaching." He wrote at a time when the Church was not yet afraid to speak the Truth, so in the first section he discusses the evils of protestantism, liberalism, individualistic capitalism, socialism and communism (with a discussion of the Jewish domination of the Revolutionary movement). In the second section, he deals with the Church's actual teachings on such matters as the individual, the family, husband and wife, and the state.

    As I get into, I plan to blog sections with my own comments. I hope my readers will enjoy it.

    The Vatican Confronts Islam

    Good news out of the Vatican. The silly dhimmi attitude of the previous reign seems to be changing for the better. We can hope that this is the beginning of a trend!

  • FrontPageMag
  • Fiftynine Today

    OK, so I'm getting old, as I've been reminded by innumerable websites that required my birtdate when I signed up! So, to celebrate, I went to a good Catholic bookstore and bought myself a copy of Fr Cahill's The Framework of a Christian State. Tonight, I'm going to a nice Italian restaurant with friends to eat a free Chicken Spedini (it's my birthday! The rest have to pay!) with a nice bottle of wine and then home to blogging and reading my new book. Tomorrow back to the retail grind! (Genesis 3:17)

    04 juillet 2006

    The Fourth of July

    Today is the 230th anniversary of the adoption of T. Jefferson's "Declaration of Independence". It's not really "Independence Day" which was two days ago, on the anniversary of the passage of the "Lee Resolution";

    Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.

    That it is expedient forthwith to take the most effectual measures for forming foreign Alliances.

    That a plan of confederation be prepared and transmitted to the respective Colonies for their consideration and approbation.

    Indeed, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail that, "The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward for evermore."

    How wrong he was! The day of the adoption of Jefferson's treasonous and violently anti-Catholic "Declaration" passed into history with the 2nd of July forgotten.

    So what did I do today? As a monarchist, it's not exactly a day to celebrate. It's about on par with Bastille Day and 21 January, the anniversary of the martyrdom of His Most Christian Majesty, Louis XVI, King of France and Navarre.

    So I just ignored it. I was off work (not because of the holiday! I'm in retail.) and I have spent the day so far as I would any other. I've read, worked online and relaxed. I will, however, offer my evening prayers in reparation for the sins of the Freemasonic "Founders".

    Walter, Cardinal Kasper says Turkey not ready for Europe

    While I might have differences with the Eminent Lord Cardinal on other matters, on this one, we're in full agreement!

    Muslims out of Europe! Return Hagia Sophia to the Church!!

  • Reuters
  • Polish MEP praising General Franco sparks parliament clash

    Professor Maciej Marian Giertych has spoken out in debate in praise of Gral. Franco, Salazar and de Valera! My God, dont't these Polish Catholics know that all these men were evil Fascists? Of course, they weren't, but it takes a brave man in public life to mention that fact, let alone praise them. Prof. Giertych is more proof of my personal hope that countries like Poland, Malta and Lithuania may yet save the remnants of Christendom in Europe.

  • EUObserver

  • I have already emailed Prof. Giertych with my thanks and encouragement. If you'd like to do so as well, he can be reached at: maciejmarian.giertych@europarl.europa.eu

    The EU must be destroyed!

    03 juillet 2006

    Evenhanded Justice at The Hague (Hah!!)

    A jihadist mass murder gets a slap on the wrist, while the Orthodox Christian Defenders at the Gates get the book thrown at them!

    Muslims out of Europe!

  • adnkronosinternational
  • On This Date

    AD 1608, The city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain.

    AD 1962, Algeria became independent after 132 years of French rule. De Gaulle's treason bears fruit. The department of Algerie, an integral part of France, is alienated from the National Territoty.

    A Great Website

    I've just spent the last couple of hours chatting with a fellow up in Alberta, Canada, Alan Goudman. He's a monarchist who has an absolutely wonderful website at Geocities. I'm putting a link to his front page in my blog roll under the title "Alan's a Royalist!", but in this post I'm going to tell you a little bit about what he's got!

    First of all, be sure to check out his, very professionally done, on-line magazine Rose and Crown! It's only the first issue, but it has an article by Charles Coulombe!

    He has an article on Tony Blair's attempts to destroy the British Monarchy at The Issue of UK Constitutional Reform and suggestions for amending the Irish Constitution (along with thoughts on "The Case for an Irish Monarchy") at The Case for an Irish Monarchy.

    He has two pages of great interest to French Legitimists: First, at A Bourbon Reply to the French Revolution, he has some thoughts on the Restoration, along with an English copy of the Constitutional Charter, granted by STCM Louis XVIII, King of France and Navarre, on 4 June 1814. Then, at Vive La Roi! A Reactionary Cure for the French Disease, he has his own draft of a Restoration Constitution based on the previous, with some of Napoleon's better reforms incorporated. We discussed collaborating on a revision, incorporating corporatism as taught by H.H. Pope Leo XIII, so keep an eye out!

    He also discusses the Brazilian Empire and has articles focussing on the Vatican, Andorra and Canada as well as a couple on the mess the Anglicans have gotten themselves into. This site is worth an in depth read! I highly recommend it to all my readers!

    02 juillet 2006

    Defeating Jihad

    A revealing interview with Serge Trifkovic, former BBC commentator and US NEWS and World Report reporter, on the gutter religion of Islam, the character of Muhammad (may he be damned eternally!) and how to defeat the jihadist swine. Thanks to Xavier at Buscarons (see blogroll!) for the heads up!

  • Front Page Magazine
  • New Blog in Town

    We have a great new blog in the KC Metro. I strongly encourage my readers to check out the Wolftracker at Kansas City Catholic. For future reference, he's in my blogroll, as well.

    01 juillet 2006


    Le Marechal's 150th birthday was on 24 April. This is an article from the CRC Newsletter, edited by l'Abbe Georges de Nantes. I would point out that le Marechal was by no stretch of the imagination a good Catholic. He only married his mistress of many years when he was appointed Ambassador to Gral. Franco's government, in order to avoid embarrassing the devout Franco, but he was a brave and valiant soldier, an example par excellence of all that is great in France and a courageous fighter for all that the Church held dear before the debacle of Vatican II. Let us pray for his soul and for the return of his remains to lie amongst his beloved poilus at Verdun. Let us hold him as a model in temporal matters, if not in religious ones!

  • The Catholic Counter-Reformation in the 21st century

  • I also have a site Justice pour Petain at Tripod and a group at Yahoo dedicated to the translation of his remains to lie with his beloved poilus in the cemetery in Verdun.