Monday, November 17, 2008

R.I.P. Mary I Tudor and Reginald, Cardinal Pole: 450 years on

In your charity please pray for the repose of the souls of Mary I, Queen of England, France and Ireland and Reginald Pole, Cardinal Archbishop of Canterbury, the 450th anniversary of whose deaths we mark today. Despite their best efforts to restore Catholicism to its rightful position as State Religion and Established Church, the heresiarch Elizabeth subsequently brought all their work to ruin. Thus did the cousins Mary and Reginald pass into history as tragic figures, the attempts of Protestants to demonise them notwithstanding. What is perhaps most tragic, though, is to see Catholics join in this demonisation, another case of the kind of denigration of the historical Church that Prof. Amerio documented in Iota Unum.

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Feast of St. Gregory Thaumaturgus, Bishop, Confessor, 2008 A.D.

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