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Friday, August 04, 2006
There is hope. I have seen an article on geocities.com/monarchistalliance, which noted that 16% of Frenchmen want a monarchy. This is probrably double what I expected, though still quite pitiful when compared to the masses that support the secularist Republique Francais. Anyhow, so long as movements exist in skeleton in France, Italy, Austria, Portugal (and Spain already had its Catholic monarchy restored by el Caudillo) and elsewhere to restore their old Catholic monarchies, which are already supported by Traditionalist Catholics, that forlorn continent will be ready for the resurgence in faith which will arrive in the next few decades. The only branch of the True Church which is growing and prospering in the developed world is the Traditionalist branch, led by such efforts as the Crusade of Saint Benedict Center, while the fruity, post-Vatican II disciplines are draining the priesthood of maintream liberals; a day will come when the majority of the emaciated Roman Catholic clergy will be Traditionalists. Their doctrines being more attractive and retaining of the faithful, the Church will again grow, and with it the royalist movement. And eventually, Church and State will again be fused together!
But until then, the USA, with her legitimate republic, is better off. How is it that a nation founded by schismatics, with a liberal Constitution, and one written by Freemasons at that, elects such brave and moral (Protestant) politicians as Bush, who, having nominated Roberts and Alito, backed the amendment to ban gay marriage, and vetoed the embryonic stem cell research bill get elected? Conclusion: though the Pilgrims and Puritans were heretics and schismatics, their ideology and legacy has preserved us from electing such losers as Prodi, Chirac, and Zapatero. Extra ecclesiam nulla salus!