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"A Revolution, a Breach of Law"

The 12th of November, 1918, was a Revolution, a breach of law, a breach of faith, against the Emperor as Emperor, and especially against him as the Sovereign of his countries   and at the same time a revolution against the Crownlands and the authorities of the Crownlands.

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Joseph Ratzinger: “This so-called Christian Europe"

“According to religious statistics, old Europe is still a part of the earth that is almost completely Christian. But there is hardly another case in which everyone knows as well as they do here that the statistic is false: This so-called Christian Europe for almost four hundred years has become the birthplace of a new paganism, which is growing steadily in the heart of the Church, and threatens to undermine her from within. 122 more words

Religious/Theological Reflections


The Corinthian Congregation was so bad at doing Church that Paul wrote that it was better when they didn’t get together—imagine that! The disorder was a result of a self-centered spirituality: when the Church gathered, a potluck meal was brought and supposed to be shared by all. 233 more words


Popes, Emperors, Kings & Laity

“Even in his brightest hours fallen man is never far from disaster.”

History as seen from an Orthodox Catholic viewpoint. Compare and contrast with history taught in secular state education in almost any country in the West during the past forty years which very often inculcates, consciously or unconsciously, a Marxist bias obsessed with either the Industrial Revolution of Victorian England or, more recently, WW2 and Nazi Germany. 456 more words


Insignis Austriaca Gens

While reviewing my recently acquired copy of The Last Descendant of Aeneas: The Hapsburgs and the Mythic Image of the Emperor, I came across quite an interesting footnote, citing a quote from Nicolaus Vernulaeus’ … 411 more words


Western Civilization Exists for the Mass

Many are stunned today at the speed in which western civilization is collapsing. Coinciding with this is the post-conciliar crisis within the Church, the fourth great crisis of Christendom as it has been… 1,226 more words