“Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.” – C.S. Lewis
“She[The Church] will co-operate with an absolute monarch or a parliamentary democracy. What She insists upon is that those who govern, however they are chosen, exercise their authority in accordance with the law of God, which no individual and no state can possibly have a right to violate. Given that God is, as Pope Leo XIII taught, “the Sovereign Ruler of all,” the idea that a breach of His law can be a right and not an abuse is nonsensical.”-Archbishop Lefebvre
Yes, my father was a monarchist but I do not think that this constitutes a blemish. As far as I am concerned, I have never lent my name to any kind of political party whatever. Besides, the example of so many monarchs who betrayed their mission, as have so many bishops, certainly does not encourage one to be a monarchist! In the meantime this is the fact and we cannot deny it: the Church is a monarchy.-Abp. Lefebvre
“For the average person, all problems date to World War II; for the more informed, to World War I; for the genuine historian, to the French Revolution.” – Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn
Catholics should look to the period of the Middle Ages(Christendom) with fondness because it is the period in history when the civil authorities were closest in working with and helping the Catholic Church to achieve her Divine Mission. Most of the growth of the Church in Christendom was assisted by so many good Catholic Kings and Queens who played an enormous role in developing Christian western society. This does not mean that the Monarchy is always perfect (certainly not!) or that it is the only possible good form of government. Abp. Lefebvre noted the many bad monarchs in history and that a parliamentary democracy founded on Catholic principles is also acceptable. This is certainly true, although I might add that a nation all too often today turns to a godless, warped brand of democracy to escape a Catholic form of government. A truly traditional Catholic Monarchy is arguably the best form of government not only because because it guarantees support and protection for the Church and for souls, but because it also most directly reflects the hierarchy of the Church itself.
Since the 1500s, the attacks of Protestantism, Modernism(especially with Vatican II), Communism, and Freemasonry have all but destroyed the Monarchy. I was asked today what I would most fear if I lived during the Middle Ages. My answer was these modern errors of today because they weaken the influence of the Truth and ultimately lead to chaos and destruction. We must fight against them by prayer and by holding firm to and defending the Faith.
Even in this great crisis of the Church, however, we have much Hope! Catholics are not supposed to wish that they lived in a different era. God has allowed them to live in this era for a reason! And what an era it is! There are many good Catholics and Catholic Clergy who are working for the eventual Great Restoration. It is in its beginning steps now! When the time comes that the Church crisis may end, we have it promised by Heaven that there will be a full restoration of all things in Christ. We should thus certainly prepare the way for this wonderful era!
If our readers are interested, the authors of this blog also moderate a Facebook group titled Knights and Ladies-Chivalry lives!. The group is very active and one of few Facebook groups to promote and support the restoration of the Traditional Catholic Monarchy. The Damsel herself (“Lady Hannah”) is also starting a website, knightsandladies.com, for the same purpose. While the format will be somewhat similar to our Damsel of the Faith blog, it will be of a slightly different nature and eventually feature more items as this project will hopefully come to fruition.
Viva Christo Rey!!! All of for the glory of God and the salvation of souls!
~ Steven C., “The Knight of Tradition”