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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.

07 novembre 2017

I Have a New Blog!

Just in case anyone stumbles across this blog, I am now blogging at Musings of an Old Curmudgeon.

19 octobre 2017

An Experiment in Honesty: Samuel Taylor Coleridge's [i]The Friend[/i]

An Experiment in Honesty: Samuel Taylor Coleridge's [i]The Friend[/i]: Conservatives today owe a debt of gratitude to Russell Kirk for rightly seeing in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s mature thought a great deal more than the epithet “romantic poet” might suggest. Still, some may wonder how exactly Coleridge—notorious for his opium addiction, youthful enthusiasm for the French Revolution, intellectual fixation with German Romanticism, estranged family life, amorous obsessions, bohemian lifestyle, plagiarisms, and long-held interest in establishing a utopian community—found a place among Kirk’s pantheon of conservative minds. . . .

07 juin 2015

You’re St. Jerome!
You’re a passionate Christian, fiercely devoted to Jesus Christ and his Church. You are willing to labor long hours in the Lord’s vineyard, and you have little patience with those who are less willing or able to work as you do. Your passions often carry you into temptation zones of wrath, lust, and pride.

21 septembre 2013

Mass Clock and Prayer

Eternal Father, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I wish to unite myself with Jesus, now offering His Precious Blood in (name of country) in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the needs of Holy Church, the conversion of sinners, the relief of the souls in Purgatory, and for the special grace I here implore.

17 octobre 2011

The Succession laws are discriminatory because they are supposed to be – Cameron should lay off

Excellent article on why Cameron is in an idiot!

The Succession laws are discriminatory because they are supposed to be – Cameron should lay off

07 août 2011

Allegiance to the Crown

Recently, on a Catholic forum I participate in, I was asked:

So Jovan, you being a Catholic please explain your undivided support for the English monarchy?

My answer:

First of all, while I 'support' the 'English' Monarchy (as I've pointed out, no such office has existed since 1707), the question here is why I support the Canadian Monarchy and have twice sworn allegiance to Her Majesty as Queen of Canada, first as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and then in the statutory form according to the Oaths of Allegiance Act before a Commissioner of Oaths. And, BTW, I may soon be taking out British citizenship, in which case I will swear allegiance to her as Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Because, since 1 January 1766, with the death of James VIII and III, the Church, acting thru' the Holy See, has recognised the Houses of Hanover, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and Windsor, leading up to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as the only legitimate Sovereigns of Great Britain, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and by extension as the only legitimate Sovereigns of the Commonwealth Realms, including Canada.

Concerning the Church’s position, the last Catholic King (de facto) was James VII&II. When he was overthrown by the Dutch usurper, William, the Church continued to recognise James as King de jure and, indeed, recognised his son as James VIII&III as King de jure, as I would have, being an obedient Catholic. However, when the ‘Old Pretender’, id est James VIII & III, died on 1 January 1766, the Holy See refused to recognise his son, Charles Edward, the ‘Young Pretender’, a/k/a ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’, as King, thus de facto and de jure recognising George III as King. This was despite the fact Charles Edward’s brother Henry, who was an influential Cardinal in the Roman Curia, petitioned the Holy Father to recognise Charles as King. I’ve included links to the relevant documents in this matter so that you can read for yourself the Church’s response:

The Memorial on "The Indispensable Necessity for the Holy See to Recognise the House of Stuart as the Only True and Legitimate Successors of the Kingdom of England" of His Most Eminent Royal Highness, Henry, Cardinal Duke of York, to the Holy See imploring recognition of his brother, His Royal Highness Charles Edward Stuart as King of England:


The response of the Holy See, refusing to do so, thus recognising, de facto, and de jure, King George and the House of Hanover:


Diplomatic relations were restored, under HM King George V, in 1914 with a ‘Special Mission to the Vatican’ which was renamed ‘His Majesty's Legation to the Holy See’ in 1923. The Mission was raised to full Ambassadorial status in 1982 in the Reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II and the Pontificate of His Holiness John Paul II.

Further evidence that the Church does not oppose support for the existing Monarchy is that the Traditional Missal contains prayers for the Sovereign:

This prayer can be found on page 923 of the Roman Catholic Daily Missal from Angelus Press (probably the most common English-Latin Missal), after the Leonine Prayers . It is also found in the St. Andrew Daily Missal.

Do note though that these prayers would have been composed and mandated by the hierarchy in England rather then directly by the Holy See. Nonetheless this shows that after the restoration of Catholicism in England, at least, the Church saw no contradiction between the Faith and loyalty to the Crown.

Chanted in Great Britain after High Mass on Sunday

V. Domine, salvum (-am) fac Regem nostrum (Reginam nostram), N.
R. Et exaudi nos in die, qua invocaverimus te.

Quæsumus, omnipotens Deus, ut famulus tuus N., Rex noster (famula tua N., Regina nostra), qui tua miseratione suscepit regni gubernacula, virtutum etiam omnium percipiat incrementa; quibus decenter ornatus (‑a), et vitiorum monstra devitare (tempore belli: hostes superare), et ad te qui via, veritas, et vita es, cum (Regina consorte et) prole regia gratiosus (-a) valeat pervenire. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.
R. Amen.


V. O Lord, save our King (Queen), N.
R. And mercifully hear us, when we call upon thee.

Let us pray.
We beseech thee, O almighty God, that thy servant N., our King (Queen), who by thy mercy hath assumed the government of the kingdom, may likewise receive an increase of every strength, whereby becomingly endowed, he (she) may be able to avoid the evils of vices (in time of war: to overcome his (her) enemies), and with (her) his (Queen consort and) royal children, in all grace attain to thee who art the way, the truth, and the life. Through Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.

And, for those who know their Canadian history, as I assume you do, it is important to remember that both during the American rebellion and the Patriotes insurrection the Bishops of Quebec reminded their people that they should honour their loyalty to their King and should not be tempted by the rebels.

God save Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, etc.! (Her official Style and Title under the Canadian Royal Style and Titles Act, 1985)

11 novembre 2010

Remembrance Day

At the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918, the guns fell silent on the Western Front ending the Great War, the 'war to end all wars'. My Uncle Roy Wisemiller (the mis-spelling the army paymaster gave him, which he kept and is engraved on his gravestone next to his brother, my father, Perry Weismiller!) was on the Western Front with the AEF, whilst my grandfather, Charles Albert Oxley, had been invalided back to Britain after serving with the Royal Field Artillery in Mesopotamia (Iraq). I'm sure they were overjoyed. Let us pray for the souls, both military and civilian, who died on both side of that great conflict.

"In Flanders Fields" by Lt Col. John Alexander MacCrae, M.D., Canadian Army, 1872-1918, died at the front of meningitis and pneumonia whilst serving in a field hospital.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

The Official Canadian translation into French:

Au champ d'honneur, les coquelicots
Sont parsemés de lot en lot
Auprès des croix; et dans l'espace
Les alouettes devenues lasses
Mêlent leurs chants au sifflement
Des obusiers.

Nous sommes morts,
Nous qui songions la veille encor'
À nos parents, à nos amis,
C'est nous qui reposons ici,
Au champ d'honneur.

À vous jeunes désabusés,
À vous de porter l'oriflamme
Et de garder au fond de l'âme
Le goût de vivre en liberté.
Acceptez le défi, sinon
Les coquelicots se faneront
Au champ d'honneur.

The Ode of Remembrance

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Lest We Forget!

29 juin 2009

Can somebody explain something to me?


Given the actions of the US and the EU in the illegal and immoral destruction of Serbian sovereignty, can someone please tell me where they got the chutzpa to denounce the Russian action in Georgia last year? They have already established the precedent of outside powers participating in the destruction or dismembering of a sovereign state in violation of international law and of the UN Charter. How can they denounce Russia for doing the exact same thing?


07 juillet 2008

Abortionist Morgentaler Appointed to the Order of Canada

If you are not already aware of it, Henry Morgentaler, the man responsible for ending all laws regulating abortion in Canada, has been honoured with appointment to the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian award.

While Canadians are deeply divided over the abortion question, polls taken when his appointment was announced indicate that 92% of Canadians oppose his being honoured in this way. One priest member of the Order has already resigned and returned his Decoration in protest.

While the appointment has been made, it can be withdrawn! Many of our Bishops are calling on Catholics to contact Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada and The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada to protest this appointment.

If any Canadians happen to read this, Her Excellency can be contacted at info@gg.ca (please cc: smcook@gg.ca on emails to Her Excellency) and Mr Harper can be contacted at pm@pm.gc.ca .

For Canadians and non-Canadians there are also petitions online, one in each of the official languages of the Dominion and one designed for non-Canadians to express their opposition. Here are links:

a) Canadian Petition - English: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Morgentaler/

b) Canadian Petition - French: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/MorgentalerRetirez/

c) American and International Petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/MorgentalerAmerican/

Please join with us in standing up for the unborn with your prayers and your keyboards!

16 avril 2008

Yemeni girl, 8, gets divorce after forced marriage & Hamas Cleric Predicts 'Rome Will Be Conquered by Islam'

These two stories need no commentary!

Both from Fox News:

Yemeni girl, 8, gets divorce after forced marriage

An eight-year-old Yemeni girl was granted a divorce from an arranged marriage she was forced into in just the second grade.

Nojud Mohammed Ali said she was forced to marry under an agreement reached between her unemployed father and 28-year-old former husband, Faez Ali Thameur, earlier this year, AFP reported.

"They asked me to sign the marriage contract and remain in my father's house until I was 18," the girl told AFP. "But a week after signing, my father and my mother forced me to go live with him."

Thameur told a judge that he married Nojud with her consent and her parents', and that the marriage "was consummated, but I did not beat her." He did not object to the divorce petition.
Nojud's father said he married off his daughter with her consent out of fear that she might be kidnapped, as he claimed her two older sisters had been, AFP reported.

Nojud said she has no desire to see her father and will instead live with a maternal uncle.
"I am happy that I am divorced now. I will be able to go back to school," Nojud told AFP.

Her lawyer compared the case to thousands of others in Yemen, which has no minimum age of marriage. She said advocates are pushing for laws that would make 18 the minimum age of marriage.

Hamas Cleric Predicts 'Rome Will Be Conquered by Islam'
Monday, April 14, 2008

A sermon last Friday by a prominent Muslim cleric and Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament openly declared that "the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital," would soon be conquered by Islam.

The fiery sermon, delivered by Yunis al-Astal and aired on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV, predicted that Rome would become "an advanced post for the Islamic conquests, which will spread though Europe in its entirety, and then will turn to the two Americas, even Eastern Europe."

"Allah has chosen you for Himself and for His religion," al-Astal preached, "so that you will serve as the engine pulling this nation to the phase of succession, security and consolidation of power, and even to conquests through da'wa and military conquests of the capitals of the entire world.
"Very soon, Allah willing, Rome will be conquered, just like Constantinople was, as was prophesized by our prophet Muhammad," he added.

Al-Astal last June preached how it was the duty of Palestinian women to martyr themselves by becoming homicide bombers.

"The most exalted form of jihad is fighting for the sake of Allah, which means sacrificing one's soul by fighting the enemies head-on, even if it leads to martyrdom," he said in a June 23, 2007 interview.

"When jihad becomes an individual duty, it applies to women too, because women do not differ from men when it comes to individual duties," he said, calling Jews "the brothers of apes and pigs" who should "taste the bitterness of death."

Friday's rant repeated that theme: "Today, Rome is the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital, which has declared its hostility to Islam, and has planted the brothers of apes and pigs in Palestine in order to prevent the reawakening of Islam.

"I believe that our children, or our grandchildren, will inherit our jihad and our sacrifices, and, Allah willing, the commanders of the conquest will come from among them.

"Today, we instill these good tidings in their souls – and by means of the mosques and the Koran books, and the history of our Prophets, his companions, and the great leaders, we prepare them for the mission of saving humanity from the hellfire at whose brink they stand."

25 février 2008

Christians Enslaved

As a new Muslim state is established in Europe in violation of international law, it is important to remind ourselves of previous centuries of Muslim-European relations. Here's a bit of history that gets ignored by the "Religion of Peace" and "We all worship the same God" hypocrites!

Tea at Trianon: Christians Enslaved

22 février 2008

Turkey launches major land offensive into Northern Iraq

Would Turkey have invaded the (supposedly) sovereign territory of Iraq, if Washington, NATO and the EU hadn't, just days before, shown that they and their allies do not consider themselves bound by international law? Just wondering!

From Reuters.

More on Kosovo

Three stories on Kosovo. First, from FrontPage, is "Kosovo: Islamism's New Beachhead?", which, while discussing the stupidity of the US's recognition of the illegal and immoral act of the Kosovar jihadists, also contains multiple links to news stories about further destabilisation throughout the world as separatist movements draw the logical conclusion from Kosovo, i.e., that international law no longer protects the territorial integrity of sovereign states.
Second, from The Brussels Journal, "The West’s Fatal Mistake: We Are All Serbs Now", detailing the (well known) deep involvement of the Kosovar 'government' with organised crime. Bush and his minions were fully aware of this when they violated Serbian sovereignty in order to establish Kosovo as an 'independent state'.
And last, also from the Brussells Journal, "Kosovo: The EU’s Bastard Child", detailing the very real problems for the EU arising from its support of Bush's violations of international law.

The Hypocrisy of the United States

From a story on the BBC:

The story points out that Serbia is facing a choice, Kosovo or membership in the EU. The President of Serbia pretends that both are achievable. If he really believes that, I'd like to know the colour of the sun on his planet! Of, course, the readers of this blog know my opinions on the EU, so it can be correctly assumed that I am very happy that Serbia will never be able to join the EU and that the EU's support for the illegal and immoral 'declaration of independence' by the Kosovar jihadists may very well herald the breakup of that evil body!

However, the reason I am posting it is to point out the blatant hypocrisy of the United States government. Just read the quotes below.

"The embassy is sovereign US territory. The government of Serbia has a responsibility under international law to protect diplomatic facilities, particularly embassies," Zalmay Khalilzad, US Ambassador to the UN (Yes, you read that right! The US Ambassador to the UN is an Afghani Muslim.)

Now let's change a few words. I'll highlight them for emphasis:

"Kosovo is sovereign Serbian territory. The government of The United States has a responsibility under international law to protect the territorial integrity of sovereign States, particularly under the UN Charter, member States of the UN."

The hypocrisy of the US! And it has nothing to do with party politics. Bush is simply carrying out the policies begun by his Democratic predecessor who launched a terror campaign against the Serbian people in 1999.

'Independent' Kosovo: A threat, not a country



Posted: February 20, 20081:00 am Eastern© 2008
By James George Jatras
Abraham Lincoln was fond of asking the rhetorical question: "If you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg."
That pretty much sums up the recent unilateral declaration of independence by Albanian Muslims in the Serbian province of Kosovo. Several countries, disgracefully led by the United States, have recognized Kosovo. Major media have hailed creation of the "world's newest country." But calling Kosovo a country doesn't make it one.
Serbia has denounced the move as the illegal creation of a "separatist entity" on its sovereign territory and has handed down criminal indictments against several of the top Albanian Muslim leaders. Now under way is a sharp global competition to see which governments will recognize Kosovo and which will not. Under heavy pressure from the U.S. State Department, most European countries will meekly comply. Some, like Cyprus with its Turkish-occupied north and Spain with its Basque separatist movement, will not.
In short, an action State Department bureaucrats touted as "settling Kosovo's status" has resulted in anything but. Outside of Europe, the picture is even fuzzier. Russia will reject Kosovo's independence, and expected to take the same line are China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil and many others. Russia will veto any effort to extend Kosovo membership in the United Nations.
Any sovereign state with restive ethnic or religious minorities would recognize Kosovo at its own peril. What Washington seeks to inflict on Serbia today could be the fate of the American southwest tomorrow. Israel, in particular, is closely pondering its next move. While loath to anger Washington, Jerusalem must consider that a Kosovo precedent could, absent any negotiated agreement, prompt proclamation of a Palestinian state, to be recognized by Arab and Muslim regimes. The same precedent could apply to heavily Muslim areas such as Galilee and the Negev within Israel's formal borders.
At a special press briefing, outgoing Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns – who is often mentioned as a possible secretary of state under a Democratic administration – hailed support for Kosovo from the Organization of the Islamic Conference and Muslim governments. Happily claiming that a "vastly majority Muslim state" has been carved out of Serbia, a European Christian country, Burns said: "We think it is a very positive step that this Muslim state, Muslim majority state, has been created today."
Burns' remarks reflect a desperate hope by the Bush administration that displays of American pro-Islamic favoritism in the Balkans and support for a Palestinian state (its domination by Hamas notwithstanding) will buy the good will of hostile devotees of the "religion of peace and tolerance." Their gratitude is manifest in the jihad terror plot to attack Fort Dix, N.J., where four of the six defendants are Albanian Muslims from the Kosovo region. The offenders' presence in the United States – three of them illegal aliens and one brought to the U.S. by the Clinton administration as a refugee, another example of "gratitude" – stems from the fact that a broadly based support network for the terrorist "Kosovo Liberation Army," KLA, has been allowed to operate with impunity in the New York-New Jersey-Pennsylvania area, raising funds and collecting weapons, not to mention peddling influence with American politicians.
Meanwhile, Christian Serbs in Kosovo are bracing for the worst. "We are all expecting something difficult and horrible," said Bishop Artemije, pastor of Kosovo's Orthodox Christians. "Our message to you, all Serbs in Kosovo, is to remain in your homes and around your monasteries, regardless of what God allows or our enemies do."
The bishop's flock has good reason to fear. Far from the usual claims that NATO stopped a humanitarian catastrophe in Kosovo in 1999, the past nine years have seen a slow-motion genocide in progress against the province's Christian Serbian population under the nose of the U.N. and NATO, and at times with their facilitation. Two-thirds of the Serbian population already has been expelled and have not been able to return safely to their homes, along with similar proportions of other groups (Roma, Gorani, Croats and all the Jews). Over 150 churches and monasteries have been destroyed, with crosses and icons of Christ attracting particular vandalistic rage, a testament to Kosovo Albanians' supposed secularism and pro-Western orientation.
Hundreds of new Saudi-funded mosques fomenting the extreme Wahhabi doctrine have sprung up. Kosovo is visibly morphing from part of Europe into part of the Middle East. In contrast to Under Secretary Burns' cheerleading, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton has warned: "Kosovo will be a weak state susceptible to radical Islamist influence from outside the region, with the support from some Albanians, in other words, a potential gate for radicalism to enter Europe." If allowed to consolidate, an independent Kosovo would become a way station toward an anti-American, anti-Israel, anti-Christian "Eurabia."
Around the world, jihad terror usually goes hand-in-hand with organized crime. Kosovo is the perfect case in point. The supposed authorities of the would-be state are themselves kingpins in the Albanians Mafia, whose network extends throughout Europe and has a significant presence in New York City. Besides all the international aid dumped down the Kosovo rat hole, or carted off by corrupt officials, the only real "industry" is crime: drugs (heroin from Afghan opium), slaves (kidnapped women and children from Moldova, Ukraine and other countries brought in for local "service" – there are lot of lonely international bureaucrats in Kosovo – or shipped off into Europe), and weapons (the missile that hit the U.S. Embassy in Athens in 2006 and the explosives used in the London and Madrid train bombings came through Kosovo).
What will happen now in Kosovo? It would be up to the KLA and their supporters to decide whether to kick off a new cycle of violence by attacking Serbs who refuse to submit to their "authority." Serbia in fact has been beefing up its legitimate state institutions in areas where Serbs are concentrated, which the Albanians have threatened to shut down as – believe it or not – illegal separatist structures. We will see if the political violence unleashed by the act of recognition will be matched by physical violence on the ground. Meanwhile, Serbia will undertake undisclosed countermeasures to undermine the illegally declared KLA- and Mafia-ruled entity and force resumption of negotiations to achieve a valid settlement. Let us hope they succeed.
With a stoke of his pen, President Bush, by heeding the State Department's bad advice to recognize a supposedly independent Kosovo, has triggered the perfect international storm: shattering the principle of the territorial integrity of sovereign nations, encouraging violent separatists worldwide, provoking a needless confrontation with Russia and other countries, boosting the jihad terrorist and organized crime threat to Europe and America, and creating conditions for a human rights and religious freedom nightmare. In terms of far-reaching consequences, it may the worst blunder of his presidency. Which is saying a lot.

21 février 2008

Kosovo 'tool kit for separatists'

From the BBC, read the entire article here.

"Kosovo's independence has provided a tool kit for secessionist movements in Europe and beyond, Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic has said. "

Well, duhhh!

"He also said recognition of Kosovo by some EU members would jeopardise Serbia's path to EU membership. "

The only possible good that can come of this mess is to keep Serbia out of the EU and, if God is good, the beginning of the end of the EU!

Uncle Sam Does Osama's Dirty Work

From Andrew Cusack, an excellent analysis with pictures of destroyed Churches, defaced Icons and desecrated Christian graves.

20 février 2008

The Consequences of Kosovo for Southern California

From The Brussells Journal. Read the entire article here.

America, however, should fear other consequences, too. The Kosovo Albanians claimed Kosovo for two reasons: (a) because long, very long ago, before the province was Serbian, it used to be theirs and (b) because today they have become a majority in the province. America granted them their wish and forced Serbia out.

What if tomorrow Hispanics in California (or Texas) push for the independence of Southern California (or Southern Texas), arguing (a) that a long time ago, before these provinces became Anglo-American, they were Mexican and (b) that Hispanics have now become a majority there? Applying the Kosovo logic of Bill Clinton and George Bush, Washington should then be forced out of Southern California by an international army of European, Russian and Chinese troops who would establish an independent “nation” there. All this would be done in violation of the international rule that international borders can only be changed with the agreement of all parties. This is how Washington is treating Serbia today. If one day Washington were to be treated in a similar fashion it would only be getting its due.

19 février 2008

Does Kosovo's Independence Violate International Law?

From Opinio Juris, A weblog dedicated to reports, commentary, and debate on current developments and scholarship in the fields of international law and politics

Does Kosovo's Independence Violate International Law?

by Julian Ku

I am not really sure, but the erosion of the U.N. system and international law is something that is part of every Serbian and Russian government spokesman on this issue. And there is certainly some plausibility to this argument, as I understand it. U.N. member states are supposed to recognize the territorial sovereignty of other member states. (See, e.g., UN Charter, Art. 2 ("All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations. ")

But Kosovo's nationhood is, quite frankly, a creation of NATO's 1999 military intervention (an intervention that was itself arguably illegal under international law). So the NATO states have "illegally" severed Kosovo from Serbia via an "illegal" military action.

Let's be honest. Neither the Serbs nor the Russians are particularly sympathetic parties here. But this does not completely explain the deafening silence from Western public international law professors on this issue. Or the angry protests from international-law-abiding progressives in the Western world, who raised the "illegality" argument constantly against the Iraq and Afghanistan interventions.

Where is the outrage, or at least the fair-minded analysis? It doesn't have anything to do with the policy preferences of Western international law academics and Western progressives, does it?

Kosovo. Just a sample.

WARNING!! Before clicking on this link, be advised that these pictures are not for the faint hearted. They include pictures of Serbs brutally beaten &/or murdered by Kosovar Albanians under the protection of NATO forces.

From What Do You Believe?

UN Security Council Resolution, No 1244

For those who do not yet know or believe that the hypocrite Bush and his minions are in violation of the UN on Kosovo at the same time they devoutly invoke UN authority in other areas:

From What Do You Believe?

Kosovo: UN Security Council 1244
I personally couldn’t care less what the UN has to say about anything, but the governments in charge of the situation in Kosovo, and those rushing to recognize its “independence” all claim to care about such things.
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Security Council
RESOLUTION 1244 (1999)
PDF: Kosovo UN Security Council Resolution 1244.pdf
Adopted by the Security Council at its 4011th meeting, on 10 June 1999
The Security Council…Reaffirming the commitment of all Member States to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the other States of the region, as set out in the Helsinki Final Act and annex 2,
1. Decides that a political solution to the Kosovo crisis shall be based on the general principles in annex 1 and as further elaborated in the principles and other required elements in annex 2;

4. Confirms that after the withdrawal an agreed number of Yugoslav and Serb military and police personnel will be permitted to return to Kosovo to perform the functions in accordance with annex 2;
…9. Decides that the responsibilities of the international security presence to be deployed and acting in Kosovo will include:
(a) Deterring renewed hostilities, maintaining and where necessary enforcing a ceasefire, and ensuring the withdrawal and preventing the return into Kosovo of Federal and Republic military, police and paramilitary forces, except as provided in point 6 of annex 2;
(b) Demilitarizing the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and other armed Kosovo Albanian groups as required in paragraph 15 below;
(c) Establishing a secure environment in which refugees and displaced persons can return home in safety, the international civil presence can operate, a transitional administration can be established, and humanitarian aid can be delivered;
(d) Ensuring public safety and order until the international civil presence can take responsibility for this task;
…10. Authorizes the Secretary-General, with the assistance of relevant international organizations, to establish an international civil presence in Kosovo in order to provide an interim administration for Kosovo under which the people of Kosovo can enjoy substantial autonomy within the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and which will provide transitional administration while establishing and overseeing the development of provisional democratic selfgoverning institutions to ensure conditions for a peaceful and normal life for all inhabitants of Kosovo;
11. Decides that the main responsibilities of the international civil presence will include:
(a) Promoting the establishment, pending a final settlement, of substantial autonomy and self-government in Kosovo, taking full account of annex 2 and of the Rambouillet accords (S/1999/648);…(i) Maintaining civil law and order, including establishing local police forces and meanwhile through the deployment of international police personnel to serve in Kosovo;
(j) Protecting and promoting human rights;
(k) Assuring the safe and unimpeded return of all refugees and displaced persons to their homes in Kosovo;
…15. Demands that the KLA and other armed Kosovo Albanian groups end immediately all offensive actions and comply with the requirements for demilitarization as laid down by the head of the international security presence in consultation with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General;…
Annex 1
Statement by the Chairman on the conclusion of the meeting of the G-8 Foreign Ministers held at the Petersberg Centre on 6 May 1999
The G-8 Foreign Ministers adopted the following general principles on the political solution to the Kosovo crisis:
…- A political process towards the establishment of an interim political framework agreement providing for a substantial self-government for Kosovo, taking full account of the Rambouillet accords and the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the other countries of the region, and the demilitarization of the KLA

Annex 2
Agreement should be reached on the following principles to move towards a resolution of the Kosovo crisis:…
6. After withdrawal, an agreed number of Yugoslav and Serbian personnel will be permitted to return to perform the following functions:…- Maintaining a presence at Serb patrimonial sites;
- Maintaining a presence at key border crossings.
7. Safe and free return of all refugees and displaced persons under the supervision of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and unimpeded access to Kosovo by humanitarian aid organizations.
8. A political process towards the establishment of an interim political framework agreement providing for substantial self-government for Kosovo, taking full account of the Rambouillet accords and the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the other countries of the region, and the demilitarization of UCK. Negotiations between the parties for a settlement should not delay or disrupt the establishment of democratic self-governing institutions.…

18 février 2008

Fjordman on Kosovo

Originally from Dhimmiwatch, I found this on What Do You Believe. As usual, Fjordman is incisive!

Statement from the Patriarchate of Moscow on Kosovo

From Voices From Russia:

Fr Vsevolod Chaplin says that the Unilateral Declaration of Independence by Kosovo is a blow to international law

Moscow, 18 February 2008 (Interfax):
Albanians in Kosovo need to remember that you cannot build a peaceful and happy life at the expense of others, a spokesman for the Moscow Patriarchate said. “Certainly, the Kosovar Albanians, like any other people, can wish for a life of peace and dignity. But, you cannot build such a life at the expense of others”, said Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, deputy chief of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, in comments on Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence. This event is a breach of international law, “one of the most crucial principles of which is the inviolability of the territorial integrity of states”, he said. “This principle in the international legal system is not inferior to the idea of human rights, and an attempt to otherwise interpret international law is biased”, Fr Vsevolod said. That the global community has failed to prevent this breach by acceding to force and political pressure “is a most serious blow to the very foundation of the legal system of international relations”, he said.
Most non-Albanians have left Kosovo, and hundreds of churches, which are a part of the cultural heritage of the entire world, have been destroyed and vandalised, and “this was accompanied by outrageous nationalist propaganda”, Fr Vsevolod said. Aleksei II, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, spoke of these instances on many occasions in public speeches and during meetings with high officials from various countries, he said. God willing, the remaining Serbs and other non-Albanians will not have to leave their homes and their spiritual and cultural legacy will not disappear completely, Fr Vsevolod said. “I would like to believe that the Serbian Orthodox Church, whose ancient spiritual centre is in this province, will continue to lead a normal life in Kosovo, developing its mission and service”. However, “previous events leave little hope for this”, he added.
Nevertheless, all countries of the world today must do everything they can to make sure that people of various ethnicities can live a free and peaceful life in Kosovo and have an opportunity to fulfil their hopes and expectations and to choose for themselves a lifestyle both on a governmental level and on an ethnic community level. “When one party to a conflict feels injustice and suffers, the conflict cannot be deemed resolved. This should be clear to all those who make decisions in Kosovo itself and in those countries which are taking responsibility for the people who live there”.
In a related move, the Moscow Patriarchate has urged Kosovar Albanians to understand the disastrous consequences that shall flow from their unilateral declaration of independence. “We would like the Albanian side, which did this, to understand that this path is disastrous, and to seek reconciliation with the Serbians”, Priest Georgy Ryabykh, a representative of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations, told Interfax-Religion. Any decision concerning several parties cannot be made unilaterally, as it could lead to an escalation of the conflict, he said. “That is why if the crisis in Kosovo escalates, the responsibility will lie with the Albanian side, because they dared to take this unilateral step”, Fr Georgi said. Patriarch Aleksei II of Moscow and all Russia has many times stated that the issue of the status of Kosovo should not be solved disregarding the opinion of the Serbian people.

War Criminal Clark Possible VP Candidate?

The war criminal Wesley Clark, who commanded Bill Clinton's terror campaign against Serbia to set up the illegal and immoral Kosovar declaration of "independence", is being mentioned as a possible vice-presidential candidate for the Democrats. One more reason for NOT voting for B. Hussein Obama!

From Pro Ecclesia * Pro Familia * Pro Civitate.

More from Bishop Artemije

From InterFax:

18 February 2008, 10:58

Kosovo independence to be "temporary situation" - Kosovan bishop

Belgrade, February 18, Interfax - The Orthodox bishop of Kosovo and Metohia has expressed confidence that the unilateral independence of Kosovo that its ethnic Albanian community is likely to declare this weekend will be "a temporary situation.""I have been saying for a long time that, regardless of what the Albanians have done, we must remain here, next to our holy sites and our family graves, in our land, because this is our country," the website of the Kosovo diocese of Raska and Prizren quoted the head of the diocese, Bishop Artemije, as saying.Artemije said Kosovan Serbs concurred and were not going to leave their homes.The bishop compared Kosovo's expected independence to occupation."Their [the Albanians'] plans and decisions have nothing to do with us. We remain where we live now, with our people, in our country, with our Church, and will see what comes next," Artemije said."We cannot offer any other form of resistance other than strengthening our position and our will, refusing to accept this forced decision as a definitive one but seeing it as a temporary situation," he said.The bishop said he expected the Kosovan Albanians to seek to completely oust the Serbs and other ethnic minorities from the province."We know them well and we expect that there will be attempts to complete the practice of violent ethnic cleansing and destruction of remaining monuments of our cultural legacy, a legacy that bears evidence to our having been in this land for many centuries," Artemije said.The bishop called on Serbia to protect the Serbs and Serb monuments of Kosovo.

Bishop Calls for War!

From the (pro-jihadist) New Kosova Report:

Serbian bishop calls for war

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Serbia must declare that Kosovo is an occupied territory and buy arms from Russia to get it back, said today the Serbian Orthodox Church Bishop Artemije in charge of the Raska-Prizren Eparchy, where Kosovo is included, for Serbian daily Glas Javnosti.

“Serbia must buy armaments from Russia and other countries, and ask Russia to send volunteers and build a military presence in Serbia.”

“Kosovo was and will always be Serbian,” stated Bishop Artemije, adding that independence declaration will be “a temporary state of occupation.”

He called the Serb Military Chief of Staff Zdravko Ponos that Kosovo will not be defended militarily “an embarrassment.”
May God grant His Grace, Bishop Artemije many years!!

Statements concerning Kosovo. 18 February 2008

Long live Serbia!
Long live Serbian Kosovo!

17 février 2008


I will not even bother posting links to the news articles, because I assume that anyone reading this blog has already seen them. They are all over the web, with obscene pictures of the jihadists celebrating their (temporary, I assure you!) victory. The fascinating thing is that the swine are celebrating the establishment of their "State" by waving the flag of a foreign country! This shows that their actual aim has nothing to do with "independence". They are attempting to create a "Greater Albania" as a jihadist outpost in Europe.

I am morbidly fascinated by the support for this illegal and immoral act from the US, its NATO allies and the EU. It seems that when the UN backs their "war on terror" in Afghanistan, it is "She who must be obeyed", but when they want to support jihadist terrorism, the UN is simply to be ignored! And of course, it is important to remember that the Kosovar jihadists would be in no position to declare "independence" if it were not for the terror campaign against the Serb people carried out by Bill Clinton and his minions in NATO in 1999.

This putative declaration of "independence" violates international law, but so did the US/NATO actions in 1999 as does the continued illegal occupation of sovereign Serbian territory by NATO troops. It also violates the UN Charter which guarantees the territorial integrity of member States and it violates, specifically, Security Council Resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999.

As I have pointed out many times before, on this blog, in fora in which I participate and in person to whomever would listen, Kosovo is the heartland of Serbia. It was in Kosovo that the Serbian Nation was founded, in Kosovo that the Serbian Church took root and it was in Kosovo that the flower of Serbian chivalry was slaughtered, dying in defence of the West against the Turkish hordes. Now as the Munich of Europe approaches and the dictators of the EU prepare to throw open the gates of Europe to the jihad, the Kosovars see their chance to tear the heart out of Serbia and they are being aided, abetted, helped and protected by two faced hypocrites in Washington and other Western capitals who claim to be fighting terror

This blatant power grab by the jihadists in Europe must not be allowed to stand! I ask my readers to immediately protest to their governments by all legitimate and legal means, asking that Kosovar "independence" not be recognised, that the occupying troops be withdrawn from Serbian territory and that Serbia be allowed to fulfill its obligations under SC Res. 1244.

Long live Serbia!
Long live Serbian Kosovo!

24 décembre 2007

Merry Christmas

To all my readers, may you and yours have a Blessed Christmas and an Happy and Healthy New Year. Below is the Christmas Homily of my name-saint, Sv. Jovan Zlatoust.

Homily on the Nativity of the Lord
by St John Chrysostom

I behold a new and wondrous mystery! My ears resound to the Shepherd's song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn.
The Angels sing!The Archangels blend their voices in harmony!The Cherubim hymn their joyful praise!The Seraphim exalt His glory!
All join to praise this holy feast, beholding the Godhead here on earth, and man in heaven. He who is above, now for our redemption dwells here below; and he that was lowly is by divine mercy raised.
Bethlehem this day resembles heaven; hearing from the stars the singing of angelic voices; and in place of the sun, enfolds within itself on every side the Sun of Justice.
And ask not how: for where God wills, the order of nature yields. For He willed, he had the power, He descended, He redeemed; all things move in obedience to God.
This day He Who Is, is Born; and He Who Is becomes what He was not. For when He was God, He became man; yet not departing from the Godhead that is His. Nor yet by any loss of divinity became He man, nor through increase became he God from man; but being the Word He became flesh, His nature, because of impassibility, remaining unchanged.
And so the kings have come, and they have seen the heavenly King that has come upon the earth, not bringing with Him Angels, nor Archangels, nor Thrones, nor Dominations, nor Powers, nor Principalities, but, treading a new and solitary path, He has come forth from a spotless womb.
Yet He has not forsaken His angels, nor left them deprived of His care, nor because of His Incarnation has he departed from the Godhead.
And behold,Kings have come, that they might adore the heavenly King of glory;Soldiers, that they might serve the Leader of the Hosts of Heaven;Women, that they might adore Him Who was born of a woman so that He might change the pains of child-birth into joy;Virgins, to the Son of the Virgin, beholding with joy, that He Who is the Giver of milk, Who has decreed that the fountains of the breast pour forth in ready streams, receives from a Virgin Mother the food of infancy;Infants, that they may adore Him Who became a little child, so that out of the mouth of infants and sucklings, He might perfect praise;Children, to the Child Who raised up martyrs through the rage of Herod;Men, to Him Who became man, that He might heal the miseries of His servants;Shepherds, to the Good Shepherd Who has laid down His life for His sheep;Priests, to Him Who has become a High Priest according to the order of Melchisedech;Servants, to Him Who took upon Himself the form of a servant that He might bless our servitude with the reward of freedom;Fishermen, to Him Who from amongst fishermen chose catchers of men;Publicans, to Him Who from amongst them named a chosen Evangelist;Sinful women, to Him Who exposed His feet to the tears of the repentant;
And that I may embrace them all together, all sinners have come, that they may look upon the Lamb of God Who taketh away the sins of the world.
Since therefore all rejoice, I too desire to rejoice. I too wish to share the choral dance, to celebrate the festival. But I take my part, not plucking the harp, not shaking the Thyrsian staff, not with the music of pipes, nor holding a torch, but holding in my arms the cradle of Christ. For this is all my hope, this my life, this my salvation, this my pipe, my harp. And bearing it I come, and having from its power received the gift of speech, I too, with the angels, sing: Glory to God in the Highest;and with the shepherds: and on earth peace to men of good will.

21 décembre 2007

Monarchs of Canada

With Her Majesty, Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, becoming Britain's longest lived Monarch on 20 December 2007 (at approximately 17h00 GMT if Buckingham Palace is to be believed), the question has arisen, "Which Monarch of Canada had the longest reign?" Of course, Buck House pointed out that she would have to reign until 2015 to surpass her ancestor Queen Victoria, but was the last Queen the longest reigning Monarch of Canada? No. And to illustrate the point, I decided to compile a list of all the Monarchs of Canada with their regnal dates as far as I could find them.

Here it is, along with the Dynasty to which each belonged:

House of Bourbon

Henri IV (reigned 1604-14 May 1610), By the Grace of God, Most Christian King of France and Navarre, co-Prince of Andorra, Duke of Albret, Beaumont and Vendôme, Count of Foix, Armagnac, Comminges, Bigorre and Marle, Lord of Béarn, and Donezan; Count of Provence, Forcalquier and the lands adjacent; Dauphin of Viennois, Count of Valentinois and of Diois (Style until 1607), from 1607-1610, he was styled, By the Grace of God, Most Christian King of France and Navarre, co-Prince of Andorra, Lord of Béarn, and Donezan; Count of Provence, Forcalquier and the lands adjacent; Dauphin of Viennois, Count of Valentinois and of Diois.

Louis XIII, the Just, (reigned 14 May 1610-14 May 1643), By the Grace of God, Most Christian King of France and Navarre; Count of Provence, Forcalquier and the lands adjacent; Dauphin of Viennois, Count of Valentinois and of Diois (Style until 1641), from 1641-1643 he was styled, By the Grace of God, Most Christian King of France and Navarre; Count of Barcelona, Rousillon and Cerdagne; Count of Provence, Forcalquier and the lands adjacent; Dauphin of Viennois, Count of Valentinois and of Diois.

Louis XIV, the Sun King, (reigned 14 May 1643-1 September 1714), By the Grace of God, Most Christian King of France and Navarre; Count of Barcelona, Rousillon and Cerdagne; Count of Provence, Forcalquier and the lands adjacent; Dauphin of Viennois, Count of Valentinois and of Diois (Style until 1652) from 1652-1715 he was styled, By the Grace of God, Most Christian King of France and Navarre; Count of Provence, Forcalquier and the lands adjacent; Dauphin of Viennois, Count of Valentinois and of Diois.

Louis XV, the Beloved, (reigned 1 September 1715-10 February 1763), By the Grace of God, Most Christian King of France and Navarre; Count of Provence, Forcalquier and the lands adjacent; Dauphin of Viennois, Count of Valentinois and of Diois.

House of Hanover

George III (Note 1), (reigned 10 February 1763- 29 January 1820), By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France (Note 2)and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, Prince-Elector of Hannover, Duke of Brunswick (Style until 1801) from 1801-1820 he was styled, By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, King of Hannover, Duke of Brunswick.

George IV, (reigned 29 January 1820-26 June 1830), By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, King of Hannover, Duke of Brunswick.

William IV, (reigned 26 June 1830-20 June 1837), By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, King of Hannover, Duke of Brunswick.

Victoria, (reigned 20 June 1837-22 January 1901), By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith (Style until 1876) from 1876-1901 she was styled, By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India.

House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Until 1917)

Edward VII, (reigned 22 January 1901-6 May 1910), By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.

George V, (reigned 6 May 1910-20 January 1936), By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India (Style until 1927) from 1927-1936 he was styled, By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.

House of Windsor (from 1917)

Edward VIII, (reigned 20 January 1936-11 December 1936), By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.

George VI, (reigned 11 December 1936-6 February 1952) By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India (Style until 1948) from 1948-1952 he was styled, By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith.

Elizabeth II, (reigned 6 February 1952-Whom God Preserve) By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas Queen, Defender of the Faith (Style until 1953) since 1953 she has been styled By the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith. (In French: Elizabeth Deux, par la grâce de Dieu, Reine du Royaume-Uni, du Canada et de ses autres royaumes et territoires, Chef du Commonwealth, Défenseur de la Foi.)

So, based upon the above list, Her Majesty must reign until 2024 to surpass His Most Christian Majesty, Louis XIV as Canada's longest reigning monarch.

Note 1) It should be noted that there were no Monarchs of Canada known as George I or II, William I-III, Edward I-VI or Elizabeth I, but as a matter of Convention, Canada follows the regnal numbers of the United Kingdom.

Note 2) Listing the official Style of George III until 1801, implies no endorsement of the English claim to the Throne of France.

12 décembre 2007

The Loyal Proclamation

WHEREAS the longstanding tradition of representative monarchy as constitutionally practiced by the independent peoples of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the other Realms of the Crown Commonwealth is continuously threatened by the unrelenting regressive forces around them, that left unchallenged will cause the venerable institution of monarchy, the most splendid form of constitutional government to have evolved on this Earth, to degenerate into a pathetic shadow of its former glory and inevitably or suddenly wither away;

AND WHEREAS a defeat for monarchy and for the people in any one Realm, is a defeat for monarchy and for all our peoples in all our Realms, we do hereby mutually proclaim therefore that any further acts of disloyalty carried out against our peoples as represented by their Sovereign, or any further encroachment by the political elite on their residual powers of State, or any further attempts to undermine the legitimacy, independence and dignity of their office, shall no longer be tolerated with gradualist abandonment, but fought vigilantly and honourably with dutiful obligation, bound by our undying affection, loyal devotion and true allegiance to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, Her Heirs and Successors.


Originally posted by Beaverbrook on The Monarchist

19 octobre 2007

Oath to the Queen

I, Jovan Weismiller, do solemnly swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors according to law, forever. So help me God.

06 octobre 2007

New Martyrs, Augustine, Cosmos and Joseph, pray for us.

Let us remember that the blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church!

The 10 Christians murdered included: Augustine Odoh and his younger brother Cosmos Odoh, both members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Another Catholic, Joseph Eze, was also killed.

Killed by Muslim fanatics on 28 September 2007. Read the full article here, from WorldNet Daily.

21 septembre 2007

21 September AD 1792

A very sad anniversary. It was on this day in AD 1792 that the Revolution "abolished" the Monarchy of France, already having destroyed the Traditional, Catholic Monarchy of France and Navarre on 1 October AD 1791 by replacing it with the "Kingdom of the French" (the title adopted by the Masonic Orleanist usurper in 1830). This Act led directly to the martyrdom of His Most Christian Majesty in exactly four months on 21 January 1793.

20 septembre 2007

21 September AD 1745

On this day, AD 1745 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales, son of His Majesty James III & VIII, By the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc., defeated the forces of the Hanoverian usurper, the putative King George II, at the Battle of Prestonpans.

Article from Wikipedia.

14 septembre 2007

Han Dingxiang, pray for us!

We have a New Martyr! The Red Chinese slavemasters have murdered yet another Cleric for loyalty to our Holy Father. Note how he spent the last eight years, especially, "In 2005, he was taken to an unknown location, and had not been heard from until his death." And the ChiCom secret police have "no knowledge of Han's case"!

From the Associated Press via the New Oxford Review

25 août 2007

Feast of St Louis IX

Today is the Feast of the great Crusader King, St Louis IX, one of the Patrons of this blog, and the Nameday of His Most Christian Majesty, Louis XX, by the Grace of God, King of France and Navarre. To my readers, a Happy Feast Day and to my liege lord, a Blessed Nameday.

Read the article concerning the Saint at Hallowedground.

15 août 2007

Bishop urges Christians to call God 'Allah'

""Catholic" leader believes it would help ease tensions between religions". (Quotes on "Catholic" supplied by the New Crusade)

I think the bishop's Christian name defines a)his intellect and b)his commitment to our Divine and Catholic Faith.

From WorldNetDaily

13 août 2007

Knights of Columbus Pass Resolution to Prohibit Pro-Abortion Politicians from Knights-Sponsored Events

While I am pleased that the Knights have taken this action, I still have no plans to rejoin them. I was a member for 20 years but I finally left after repeatedly trying to get a reasonable explanation from Supreme Headquarters as to why men like Ted Kennedy, who oppose the Magisterium on almost every point, continued to be allowed membership in the Order. When the Knights expel Kennedy and other "Catholic" politicians of his ilk, I will be more than happy to rejoin.

From LifeSiteNews

A Dark Day in History

Today is the anniversary of the beginning of the Berlin Wall, the day on which John F. Kennedy, Charles de Gaulle and Harold Macmillan sold out the people of East Germany to the Red slavemasters. The construction of the wall was a blatant violation of the Four Power Pact governing Berlin and Berliners on both sides of the border stood watching the construction, waiting for the Western tanks to roll and put a stop to it. The tanks did not roll and for 28 years, 2 months and 26 days the wall stood as a reminder of the shame of the West.

On a personal note, I remember well when it went up and I fully expected it to be standing when I died. On the evening of 9 November 1989 I was at work as a PBX operator when my wife called to tell me that the wall was coming down. She held the telephone up to the TV so that I could hear the reports. I began to cry and my co-workers, walking by my desk, asked what was wrong. I could only reply, through my tears, "The Berlin Wall is coming down!" Soon, I was surrounded by people as I relayed what I was hearing. It is one of those few dates that I will always remember where I was and what I was doing.

The article from Wikipedia

A pope who refuses to compromise

Our Holy Father takes on Amesty International on the abortion question. May God bless him and grant him many years! But, on the downside, note the last sentence: "But the Pope's affirmation was swiftly softened by his aides." When will we have, under the guidance of the Third Person of the Most Holy and Divine Trinity, a Pope who is free to rule the Church?

From The Independent

School cannot sack head in 'gay marriage'

"Lawyers have told the Roman Catholic Church that it cannot sack a Catholic headmaster who has entered a civil partnership with a male teacher."

From the Telegraph

12 août 2007

My Apologies

To all my gentle readers (if I have any left!) I apologise for my disappearance from the 'net. When I last posted in January, I was (a) in the process of preparing to emigrate and (b) suffering a severe case of "blogger burnout!" I had been posting daily since September, 2005, with the exception of unwilling hiati when my computer crashed. The combination of the "burnout" and the stress of the coming move ganged up on me and I "went missing".

Well, I'm back, blogging from Edmonton, Alberta. I can't guarantee that I will get back to the level of commitment I had before, but I will try to blog on a regular basis. Now that my US Passport has arrived, I have the joy of the Canadian bureaucracy to look forward to as I begin the long journey to citizenship, starting with permanent residency and permission to work.

As a monarchist, it was moving that, just days after my arrival, I was present at the annual dinner of the Monday night cribbage club at the Royal Canadian Legion, Kingsway Branch, #175. We drank the Loyal Toast to HM Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada and sang the Royal Anthem (God save the Queen) as well as O, Canada. While my liege loyalty to His Most Christian Majesty, Louis XX remains unaffected, I'm glad to be living in a monarchy and I look forward to taking the Oath to Her Majesty upon becoming a citizen.

So Much For The Unity Of The Post Conciliar Church!

Our Holy Father and the Social Magisterium of the Church are under attack, yet again. But this time the attack comes from within. The English Bishop's Conference have put out a book "Catholic Social Justice, a volume of essays put together by an agency of the Bishops’ Conference, (which) systematically rubbishes Benedict’s first encyclical, Deus Caritas Est (God is Love). The book has been given a glowing foreword by the Bishop of Plymouth, Christopher Budd."

It also, "(R)efers to the atrocities of 9/11 as “the ‘terrorist’ attacks” in inverted commas."

With a tip of the Red Beret to Bob from Montana!

From the Telegraph's Holy Smoke Blog by Damian Thompson

Labelled mad for daring to criticise the Kremlin

No this is not a headline from the bad, old "Commie" days! This is current news. The KGB man, Putin, has begun to use even more of the old tactics. If they disagree, they are obviously mentally ill. Lock 'em up!

From the Telegraph

Should we create a market for making children?

From Mercatornet, an excellent resource site, comes a warning of an attempted advance by the culture of death in Canada. Despite Canada's caving in on such things as "gay marriage" they have held the line on the fertility front. That may very well be under attack. I encourage my Canadian readers to let their MPs know that they want this law extended!

From MercatorNet

21 janvier 2007

New Blog in the Blogroll!

I haven't added a new blog to my blog roll in some time, but I'd like my readers to check this out. It's by "English kaffir" and is a definite "must read"! For now, at least, it's at the top of the roll.

Exposing Islam

Muslims out of Europe!

The Martyr King

Today is the 214th anniversary of the martyrdom of His Most Christian Majesty, Louis XVI, by the Grace of God, King of France and Navarre. The top picture to the left is, of course, a formal portrait of His Most Christian Majesty in his State Robes. The lower picture is of the execution by an anonymous artist, with a tip of the Red Beret to Tiberge at GalliaWatch.

Tiberge's post at GalliaWatch.

From Tea At Trianon, a post on the reforms he introduced in an attempt ameliorate the lot of his people. Not enough, since the freemasonic Revolution had already determined his over throw and death! The Reforms of Louis XVI.

Also from Tea At Trianon, Mme Vidal's post on the death of the King. Death of Louis XVI.

And, his last words, also from Tea At Trianon. Last Words of Louis XVI.

A brief biography from an Anglican source: Online Anglican Resources

From the 1911 ed. of the Encyclopædia Britannica.

From Wikipedia.

All over France today Masses were celebrated in his memory. May God use their graces for the Holy Souls in need, since I am convinced that, whether l'abbé Edgeworth actually cried out, "Ascend to heaven, son of St Louis!" (See "Death of Louis XVI", from Tea At Trianon,) it happened and he is in no need of our prayers. May his prayers and the prayers of all the martyrs of the Revolution help to bring about the defeat of the Revolution, the instauration of the Social Reign of the Sacred Heart of Christ the King and the Immaculate Heart of the Most Holy Mother of God, Mary our Queen, in France and throughout the world, and the restoration to the Throne of his Forefathers of the Legitimate King of France and Navarre, His Most Christian Majesty, Louis XX!

Vive la France! Vive le roi!

Last Testament of H.M.C.M., Louis XVI


In the name of the Very holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

To-day, the 25th day of December, 1792, I, Louis XVI King of France, being for more than four months imprisoned with my family in the tower of the Temple at Paris, by those who were my subjects, and deprived of all communication whatsoever, even with my family, since the eleventh instant; moreover, involved in a trial the end of which it is impossible to foresee, on account of the passions of men, and for which one can find neither pretext nor means in any existing law, and having no other witnesses, for my thoughts than God to whom I can address myself,

I hereby declare, in His presence, my last wishes and feelings.

I leave my soul to God, my creator; I pray Him to receive it in His mercy, not to judge it according to its merits but according to those of Our Lord Jesus Christ who has offered Himself as a sacrifice to God His Father for us other men, no matter how hardened, and for me first.

I die in communion with our Holy Mother, the Catholic, Apostolic, Roman Church, which holds authority by an uninterrupted succession, from St. Peter, to whom Jesus Christ entrusted it; I believe firmly and I confess all that is contained in the creed and the commandments of God and the Church, the sacraments and the mysteries, those which the Catholic Church teaches and has always taught. I never pretend to set myself up as a judge of the various way of expounding the dogma which rend the church of Jesus Christ, but I agree and will always agree, if God grant me life the decisions which the ecclesiastical superiors of the Holy Catholic Church give and will always give, in conformity with the disciplines which the Church has followed since Jesus Christ.

I pity with all my heart our brothers who may be in error but I do not claim to judge them, and I do not love them less in Christ, as our Christian charity teaches us, and I pray to God to pardon all my sins. I have sought scrupulously to know them, to detest them and to humiliate myself in His presence. Not being able to obtain the ministration of a Catholic priest, I pray God to receive the confession which I feel in having put my name (although this was against my will) to acts which might be contrary to the discipline and the belief of the Catholic church, to which I have always remained sincerely attached. I pray God to receive my firm resolution, if He grants me life, to have the ministrations of a Catholic priest, as soon as I can, in order to confess my sins and to receive the sacrament of penance.

I beg all those whom I might have offended inadvertently (for I do not recall having knowingly offended any one), or those whom I may have given bad examples or scandals, to pardon the evil which they believe I could have done them.

I beseech those who have the kindness to join their prayers to mine, to obtain pardon from God for my sins.

I pardon with all my heart those who made themselves my enemies, without my have given them any cause, and I pray God to pardon them, as well as those who, through false or misunderstood zeal, did me much harm.

I commend to God my wife and my children, my sister, my aunts, my brothers, and all those who are attached to me by ties of blood or by whatever other means. I pray God particularly to cast eyes of compassion upon my wife, my children, and my sister, who suffered with me for so long a time, to sustain them with His mercy if they shall lose me, and as long as they remain in his mortal world.

I commend my children to my wife; I have never doubted her maternal tenderness for them. I enjoin her above all to make them good Christians and honest individuals; to make them view the grandeurs of this world (if they are condemned to experience them) as very dangerous and transient goods, and turn their attention towards the one solid and enduring glory, eternity. I beseech my sister to kindly continue her tenderness for my children and to take the place of a mother, should they have the misfortune of losing theirs.

I beg my wife to forgive all the pain which she suffered for me, and the sorrows which I may have caused her in the course of our union; and she may feel sure that I hold nothing against her, if she has anything with which to reproach herself.

I most warmly enjoin my children that, after what they owe to God, which should come first, they should remain forever united among themselves, submissive and obedient to their mother, and grateful for all the care and trouble which she has taken with them, as well as in memory of me. I beg them to regard my sister as their second mother.

I exhort my son, should he have the misfortune of becoming king, to remember he owes himself wholly to the happiness of his fellow citizens; that he should forget all hates and all grudges, particularly those connected with the misfortunes and sorrows which I am experiencing; that he can make the people happy only by ruling according to laws: but at the same time to remember that a king cannot make himself respected and do the good that is in his heart unless he has the necessary authority, and that otherwise, being tangled up in his activities and not inspiring respect, he is more harmful than useful.

I exhort my son to care for all the persons who are attached to me, as much as his circumstances will allow, to remember that it is a sacred debt which I have contracted towards the children and relatives of those who have perished for me and also those who are wretched for my sake. I know that there are many persons, among those who were near me, who did not conduct themselves towards me as they should have and who have even shown ingratitude, but I pardon them (often in moments of trouble and turmoil one is not master of oneself), and I beg my son that, if he finds an occasion, he should think only of their misfortunes.

I should have wanted here to show my gratitude to those who have given me a true and disinterested affection; if, on the one hand, I was keenly hurt by the ingratitude and disloyalty of those to whom I have always, shown kindness, as well as to their relatives and friends, on the other hand I have had the consolation of seeing the affection and voluntary interest which many persons have shown me. I beg them to receive my thanks.

In the situation in which matters still are, I fear to compromise them if I should speak more explicitly, but I especially enjoin my son to seek occasion to recognize them.

I should, nevertheless, consider it a calumny on the nation if I did not openly recommend to my son MM. De Chamilly and Hue, whose genuine attachment for me led them to imprison themselves with me in this sad abode. I also recommend Clery, for whose attentiveness I have nothing but praise ever since he has been with me. Since it is he who has remained with me until the end, I beg the gentlemen of the commune to hand over to him my clothes, my books, my watch, my purse, and all other small effects which have been deposited with the council of the commune.

I pardon again very readily those who guard me, the ill treatment and the vexations which they thought it necessary to impose upon me. I found a few sensitive and compassionate souls among them - may they in their hearts enjoy the tranquillity which their way of thinking gives them.

I beg MM. De Malesherbes, Tronchet and De Seze to receive all my thanks and the expressions of my feelings for all the cares and troubles they took for me.

I finish by declaring before God, and ready to appear before Him, that I do not reproach myself with any of the crimes with which I am charged.

Made in duplicate in the Tower of the Temple, the 25th of December 1792.


(Archives Nationales, Paris, dated 25 Dec 1792; given by the King to M. Baudrais, a municipal officer, on 21 Jan 1793, a few moments for he left for his place of execution. Baudrais immediately signed his name to authenticate it and deposited it with the commune, where it was signed and certified by Coulomneau, the secretary, and Drouel, the vice-president).

New row in Britain over Muslim customs and professional duties

A Muslim woman police officer refused to shake hands with her force’s chief, police said Saturday, amid a new row in Britain over religious customs and professional duties.

And how loyal to Her Majesty's laws can we expect this woman to be. She can't even be an observant Muslim if she's gone into the police, but she uses her religion as an excuse to show disrespect to her commanding officer!

From DhimmiWatch.

Muslims out of Europe!

Muslims in police will rise up, Bakri insists

Britain has been warned, but what are the chances that Red Tony or his successors will listen?

Moderate British Muslims in the police, Armed Forces and Civil Service will one day revolt against the system to "crush it from within", according to Omar Bakri Mohammed, the notorious Islamic extremist. In claims condemned as a cynical attempt to create division, the co-founder of the extremist al-Muhajiroun group said that Britain was "digging a deep hole" for itself by allowing Muslims into the Services and Whitehall.

From JihadWatch.

Muslims out of Europe!

10 janvier 2007


Today is a Feria with no Commemoration.

The Martyrology

10 January 2007.

11 January 2007.

09 janvier 2007


Today is a Feria with no commemoration.

The Martyrology

9 January 2007.

10 January 2007.

08 janvier 2007


Today is a Feria with no Commemoration.

The Martyrology

8 January 2007.

9 January 2007.

07 janvier 2007

Feast of the Most Holy Family, Ist Class

Today is the Feast of the Most Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

The Collect of the Feast from the Roman Breviary:

O Lord Jesus Christ, who by thy wondrous holiness didst adorn a human home, and by thy subjection to Mary and Joseph didst consecrate the order of earthly families ; grant that we being enlightened by the example of their life with thee in thy Holy Family, and assisted by their prayers ; may at last be joined with them in thine eternal fellowship. Who livest and reignest with the Father.
R. Amen.

The Proper Lessons may be found here.

The Propers of Holy Mass for the Feast may be found here.

From Medieval Saints at Yahoo!

From Wikipedia.

The Martyrology

7 January 2007.

8 January 2007.

06 janvier 2007

The Feast of the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ist Class

Today is the Feast of the Epiphany or Theophany, the "Showing Forth" to the Gentile world, in the persons of the Three Kings, of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

The Collect from the Roman Breviary:

O God, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thine only-begotten Son to the Gentiles : mercifully grant, that we, which know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead. Through the same.
R. Amen.

The Proper Lessons may be found here.

The Propers of Holy Mass for the Feast may be found here.

The Aricle on the Feast from the Catholic Encyclopædia.

From the Golden Legend of Bl. Jacobus de Voragine.

From Magnificat.

From Wikipedia.

The Feast of the Three Kings

The Three Kings, Saints Caspar, Balthasar and Melchior, are also remembered on this day.

The article from the Catholic Encyclopædia.

From Tradition in Action.

Balthasar, from Catholic Forum.

The Three Kings of Cologne, by John of Hidesheim.

From Medieval Saints at Yahoo!

From Wikipedia.

The Martyrology

6 January 2007.

7 January 2007.

05 janvier 2007


Today is a Feria with a Commemoration of St Telesphorus.

The Commemoration from the Roman Breviary:

Ant: He that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

V. The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree.
R. And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Líbanus.

Let us pray.
O eternal Shepherd, do thou look favourably upon thy flock, which we beseech thee to guard and keep for evermore, through the blessed Telesphorus, thy Martyr and Supreme Pontiff, whom thou didst choose to be the chief shepherd of the whole Church. Through.

The article on the Saint from the Catholic Encyclop&aeli;dia.

From Wikipedia.

The Martyrology

5 January 2007.

6 January 2007.

04 janvier 2007


Today is a Feria with no Commemoration.