18 June 2014
The House of Spain Is the House of David
I love Spain, and the desacralization of the upcoming coronation makes me very sad. Rorate Caeli says it perfectly:
First, a look at what has happened to the Catholic Monarchy - well, it was once called thus, and not that long ago, the nation of "His Catholic Majesty"...
Spain will crown its new king, Philip VI, in a June 19 ceremony that will not include any religious references, but that the Spanish bishops are calling normal for a secular state. [Several sources.]
Fine. In this "secular" state, thousands will be on the streets tomorrow to celebrate the Most Holy Sacrament, in the glorious "Corpus" processions. Because if there is one Royal House that has never let down Spain, that has never run away, in Muslim conquests, in invasions and wars, in the most violent anti-Catholic persecution in History, that is the House of David. Any claim Spain might have had to greatness was strictly and exclusively related to her past Catholicity, her indefatigable Missionaries, her Saints, her Martyrs, her perpetual devotion to the Immaculate Conception.