Rorate Caeli

The death of Spain
step by step


Controversy abounded at the traditional feast of Corpus Christi in Toledo this Thursday. Because, despite the tradition, the military serving in the city, belonging to the Infantry Academy, could not grant military honors to the Blessed Sacrament, displayed in the Custodia de Arfe, due to the entry into force of the new Rules of Military Honors that [Socialist] Minister Carmen Chacón adopted a few weeks ago.

The Pioneers Squad received the Custodia de Arfe in full uniform, only because they received special permission from Chacon on Wednesday, and carrying only the sword. The military did not carry the Spanish flag, as they traditionally do, or remained in military position in front of the [Sacrament].
The same Spanish Socialist government recently approved the law, duly signed by the Bourbon monarch, making abortion a "right".

23 comments:

Jordanes said...

Praying that Socialism will soon once again be rooted out and banned in Spain . . . and in every other country.

Left-Footer said...

We are, tragically, witnessing the death throes, not just of Spain, but of Catholic Europe.

In the tiny Polish town where I live, firemen carried the baldachin as the Host processed around the square.

How long before this European disease reaches us here?

I pray that it never will.

Anonymous said...

I am asking every member of this blog to pray for the Church in Latin America today. His Holiness appointed a coadjutor for the Archdiocese of Cali this morning, essentially confirming that the allegations of Msgr. German Robledo are generally true. This will not only knock Archbishop Sarasti Jaramillo, ruler of the third most-populous see in Colombia, off his cathedra. It will also likely force the retirement of Pedro Cardinal Rubiano Saenz of Bogota, who was Archbishop of Cali from 1985 to 1994. Since he is approaching his 78th birthday, I am guessing that he will simply step down and meld into the scenery.

I decline to mention the seriousness or the pervasiveness of the scandals, which Msgr. Robledo has now published in a book. I'd rather not delve into those salacious details.

Commentators in Latin America are saying that this scandal could decimate the Church there. Fortunately, Benedict XVI did not elevate either of the prelates allegedly invloved in covering up the scandals, and his action today will be seen as a brave act of determination to refuse bad behaviour on the part of priests. This is definitely the time when we need a panzerpope.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, protect us when Satan assaults us!

P.K.T.P.

Jacobitess said...

As I left the St. Benona's church in Warsaw today after a gorgeous Tridentine Mass, I soon found myself greeted by banner after banner of brocade and velvet, upheld by men and women in traditional Polish garb, while children gathered rose petals dropped by the procession from Saint Anne's Basilica.

Further down I saw this sign: Jezus Chrystus Krolem Polski. If Europe has not been submerged as Atlantis, it's likely because of the Polish nation.

Anonymous said...

King Juan Carlos no doubt justified signing the bill on the grounds that the abolition of the monarchy which would otherwise result would also not prevent the legalisation of abortion.

I am NOT saying that the King did the right thing in this case. In fact, I insist that he did the wrong thing on the grounds that legalised abortion vitiates the entire political order. Nevertheless, his action is mitigated by the circumstances, and it can in no wise be used as an excuse for favouring a republic.

Ireland is next on abortion. Then Poland. Malta alone remains adamant in Europe.

P.K.T.P.

Left-Footer said...

Thank God for Poland, Christ amongst the nations, as Słowacki saw it, and I believe he was right.

In school, children still pray to Mary, Queen of Poland. So do I.

John (Ad Orientem) said...

The solution is NOT to abolish the monarchy. It is to restore to the monarchy the necessary authority to actually govern in the best interests of the people of Spain, without fear of reprisal from the Communists and their sympathizers now in legislative majority. Spain needs a Christian monarch who can be more than figure on a stamp.

In ICXC
John

New Catholic said...

Dear Mr. Perkins,

We actually mentioned most details later included by Msgr.Robledo in his book in an interview granted by him almost a year ago:
http://tiny.cc/dxmf5

From multiple reports, it often seems that the Church in Latin America is more "homosexualized" than anywhere else...

Anonymous said...

It sure seems that the May 22, 2005consecration of Spain to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Spanish bishops has had little or no effect. Or perhaps things would be even worse.

ATW

Anonymous said...

Thanks, N.C.

I think that the appointment of a coadjutor for a 71 year-old Bishop today is critical. Rome is acknowledging that the allegations are generally true.

This will likely lead to a 'bowing out' by Cardinal Rubiano Sàenz in Bogotà. What worries me is that a huge scandal is about to devastate the Church in Latin America.

Once the Church's moral authority is gone, in will come massive abortion from Socialist International and Banned Parenthood.

P.K.T.P.

Anonymous said...

A.T.W.:

That was a good gesture but what is needed is the Consecration to Russia requested by Our Lady of Fatima. Until this happens, there will be not even the beginning of a recovery.

P.K.T.P.

Anonymous said...

This is so sad. Bad news all around.

A. S. Redding said...

John (Ad Orientem) writes:

"The solution is NOT to abolish the monarchy."

I am genuinely curious as to what concept is meant here. Is this an expression of the idea (so prevalent among Catholic defenders of Elizabeth II) that signing abortion into law is wrong only if presidents do it, but tolerable if monarchs do it?

There is not the smallest suggestion (certainly John Ad Orientem provides none) that a more completely empowered Juan Carlos would show any zeal whatsoever in stopping Moloch. When he sided with the socialists, the Masons, and the banksters in 1981 against the attempted restoration of Franquism, he showed his true nature. "Democracy", for him, counts for everything; Catholic truth, nothing. As of course is the case with 99% of Sunday Catholics in the world.

Jordanes said...

the idea (so prevalent among Catholic defenders of Elizabeth II) that signing abortion into law is wrong only if presidents do it, but tolerable if monarchs do it

It should not be necessary to say that it's highly unlikely that idea is held by anyone at all, let alone by Catholic defenders of Elizabeth. . . .

Catholic Voice said...

Thank you Jordanes.

We should recall that Juan Carlos became King of Spain because Franco put him there, not because of a line of Succession, or perogative he enjoyed.

Anonymous said...

Caudillo Franco must be spinning in his grave. If he only knew what would Juan Carlos do...

Guy Fawkes said...

P.K.T.P. and others,

please do not confuse Juan Carlos with the legitimate king of Spain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlism

New Catholic said...

And King Baldwin (Baudouin) was a quite recent example that it is possible for a constitutional monarch to take some kind of stand, even in a "Progressive" representative democracy.

Anonymous said...

It is ridicoulous to call Juan Carlos a "king", he is a narrow minded bourgoise, like most other "constitutional" "kings" and "queens" in Europe. True monarchy had been destructed over the last 2 centuries by the concessions given to the liberals.

A. S. Redding said...

"King Baldwin (Baudouin) was a quite recent example that it is possible for a constitutional monarch to take some kind of stand, even in a 'Progressive' representative democracy."

Precisely. Precisely. And so did the Grand Duke of Luxembourg in more recent times. So there is "wriggle-room". Which makes the whole English Catholic House of Windsor worship as offensive as it is illogical.

If a British coronation oath is not about defending even, or especially, the most defenseless of the monarch's subjects - than whom there are none more defenseless than children in the womb - then why have either an oath or a monarch at all?

And that's before we've even started discussing Prince Charles's avowed intention to be a "Defender of Faiths" rather than a "Defender of the Faith". Roll up, roll up, Hindus, Buddhists, Scientologists, Shintoists, twig worshipers, surviving followers of Jim Jones, believers in the theory that the world rests on the back of a giant turtle ...

I keep asking Catholic House-of-Windsor worshipers without success: "What would the House of Windsor have to do before you withdrew your allegiance? Sign into law a compulsory euthanasia program for your Down's syndrome children, perhaps? Legal abortion not enough? Legal sodomy not enough? Does the First Commandment mean anything to you at all, or is your religion just about hoping to get invited to Buckingham Palace?"

Well?

shane said...

The British state has been a republic implicitly since the Revolution of 1688. It was an (pseudo-)aristocratic republic in the Georgian era, it became a beourgeois republic in Victorian times and is a general democratic republic in the modern era. The 'Queen' only remains because of a lack of any appealing immediate alternative in the interim and the fact that she brings in more revenue from tourism than she costs to maintain.

BTW, Catholics can support Republicanism.

Left-Footer said...

In the absence of a Catholic monarch, I am a republican. As for Juan Carlos of Spain, he is no more a Catholic than Tony Blair.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Perkins 21:56, You are exactly correct to say that the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart is the ONLY thing which will bring about the NECESSARY conversion of that poor country to ROMAN CATHOLICISM, which, in turn, will enable Russia to be the useful implement in Our Lady's hand to thwart the plans of the enemies of Christ, which will have all but overwhelmed the Barque of Peter. "He (the Pope) will do it (Consecrate Russia) but, it will be late." Jesus to Lucy, May 18, 1936. The turn-around will be so sudden and miraculous, that no one will be able to deny that it was done by Mary. Pray much for the Holy Father that he be given the grace and courage to do his duty.