Sunday 28 June 2015

Feast of St Peter and St Paul - 29 June

St Peter and St Paul, pray for us!

Peter Paul Rubens. St Peter and St Paul.


Irish Jacobite said...

Hi Trib,

I wanted to know what your opinion is on the militia Templi, (a Church approved restored Knights Templar organization.)

Anita Moore said...


Unrelated to the current post, but: I have just been reading your 2007 post on Bl. Pius IX and Jefferson Davis and wondered if perhaps you could do a re-post, in light of the current American mania to purge from the national memory any and all hints of anything Confederate. You may have read that, among other things, the city of Memphis, Tennessee is digging up the graves of Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife on the grounds that he was an unspeakable racist. (I guess she must have been, too.)

I would revisit one point, however: I don't think it is accurate to say that the U.S. Supreme Court held that nothing in the Constitution prohibited the secession of states. In Texas v. White, 74 U.S. 700 (1868) the Supremes held that the ordinances of secession were nullities and that the states that joined the Confederacy did not on that account cease to be states with the obligations of states. (And of course they would reach that result: it would have been a profound embarrassment for the Union to lose in the courts the issue that it had won on the battlefield, at a cost of hundreds of thousands of lives.)

Also: let us not forget Fr. Emmeran Bliemel, O.S.B., chaplain of the 10th Tennessee Regiment, who was decapitated by a cannonball while administering Extreme Unction to a dying officer at the Battle of Jonesborough. He was the first American chaplain to be killed in action and was awarded the Southern Cross of Honor (a.k.a. the Confederate Medal of Honor) after the war.


Tribunus said...

Thanks Anita! Very interesting. What would you like me to re-post? Very happy to do so.

Tribunus said...

Hi Irish Jacobite, I assume you mean the Order founded by Count Dom. Marcello Alberto Cristofani della Magione. They are in good standing and seem to me to be good, but I do not know them well.