THE STUNNING DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE

Most reports about the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, were favourable, acknowledging the solemn, affecting dignity of the ceremony. None complained that it was too long at three hours. But there was something else that unexpectedly attracted the attention of people worldwide.

It was the royal elegance and beauty of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, recorded in a series of stunning photographs. One in particular had Catherine staring directly into the camera, her ivory complexion and sparkling clear green eyes mesmerizing the onlooker. Here was the sort of ethereal female beauty, the feminine mystique, that many men once found the ideal and which feminists went about destroying . Now we are brought to vomiting in revulsion by the likes of Cadi B. It’s where Betty Friedman took female beauty.

See the photos in Yahoo News Prince Philip in the First Royal Funeral.

The uncompromising Cardinal Pell

Below is a LifeSiteNews report on a wide-ranging interview Cardinal George Pell gave to EWTN’s Colom Flynn. There are three important features of this report.

First, Cardinal Pell shows how strong and forthright he is in his defence of Catholic doctrine. People will not like what he says, he admits, but that does not bother him. His duty is to defend the Catholic against attacks from within and without. His manly strength and resolve is the reason he has so much support inside and outside the Church.

Second, his manly strength and resolve is the reason he has so many enemies inside and outside the Catholic Church. Those enemies led by hate-filled Louise Milligan and the billion-dollar government funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) got up a lynch mob to perpetrate perhaps the greatest failure ever of Australia’s legal system. So great is their hatred of him for his political and religious views. Those clerics in the Church who joined the Pell lynch mob should fill all decent people with disgust and revulsion.

Third, perhaps not unconnected to the Pell lynching, is the state of the Catholic Church in Germany. It is precisely the doctrinally corrupted German Church that Cardinal Pell is so outspoken about. At the present measure, as the cardinal describes it, the Church in Germany is de facto protestantized. It prompts me to wonder what it is about the Germans.

Luther led a successful revolt in doctrine and establishment against the Catholic Church. Then we have the destructive philosophies of Marx, Heidegger, Nietsche and a dozen others, leading to the Frankfurt School whose thought is laying waste Western Civilization. Of course, we cannot forget the Germans started two world Wars. Is it to exaggerate to claim that two Germans (Marx and Hitler) led the conflagration of the 20th century?

Cardinal Pell: German bishops’ duty is to ‘uphold the teachings of the Church’

‘I think that there is a percentage of the German church which seems to be resolutely heading in the wrong direction.’

Michael Haynes, 30 April 2021

VATICAN CITY, April 30, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — In a newly released interview, Australian Cardinal George Pell has issued a warning to dissident German clergy, describing their opposition to the perennial teaching of the Church as “ominous,” and stating that it is the “duty of the German bishops to uphold the teachings of Scripture” and the Church.

Cardinal Pell, now aged 79, sat down with EWTN’s Colm Flynn to discuss the second volume of his prison journal. The wide ranging interview, aired on April 27, covered Pell’s 405 days in prison after having been unjustly convicted of child sexual abuse, as well as issues in the Catholic Church today.

One of those prominent topics was the state of the Church in Germany, described by the former prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy as “ominous.”

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A look at a traditional seminary

Six weeks ago I posted a video ‘A Day in the Life of a Seminarian. ‘ It depicted daily life in a seminary of the Society of St Pius X (SSPX). I made the comment that an SSPX seminarian’s daily activities was little different from a pre-Vatican II seminary. I can speak from experience, having attended a junior seminary 1959-1962. Below is a second video put out by the SSPX, providing a tour of St Thomas Aquinas Seminary. It gives further insight into the daily life of a traditional seminarian.

These two videos also provide a handy background to my novel TIMES OF DISTRESS: A STORY OF UNSWERVING FAITH AND COMMITMENT. The intrigue of the first six chapters takes place in a Dutch seminary in 1940.