Friday, December 26, 2008

Queens Christmas Speech 2008...

Nice to hear Her words of Our Lord Jesus...

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why not post the Pope's Christmas message rather than the blather from this apostate!

Joe Frances said...

I think it is nice, but I guess I would have been stirred is she, as the Defender of the Faith, were to say something about the "true meaning of Christmas" and the need to look to Almighty God in these difficult times. Perhaps that would be too much to ask. Still...better than nothing.

Dr. Durand said...

Thank God, there is a sovereign that reminds us in Christmas we celebrate Our Lord Jesus Christ. God save the Queen!

Mark said...

Indeed. Though I felt sorry for Her Maj... I wonder if someone wrote the speech for her, because it sounds as though she is simply referring to Our Lord as a purely historical person (which would be contrary to her deep-held belief). Ah, anyway; it was a nice message.

Anonymous said...

She failed to protect the unborn voices of those millions aborted.

Mark said...

Anonymous:

She's a constitutional monarch, and if memory serves doesn't have a right of veto - unlike, say, the Grand-Duke of Luxembourg - maybe we should cut her some slack?

Dr. Durand said...

The message of Her Gracious Majesty, despite its shortcomings, is really remarkable in the context of other Christmas messages by Kings of Chiefs of State. For instance, His Catholic Majesty the King of Spain referred in every moment of his Christmas speech to the Spanish Constitution without any mention to Christ, and this in a moment where the Catholic religion is attacked by the Socialist government. Consequently, I applaud John Sonnen to have posted the Queen's speech.

PeterHWright said...

You would expect a wealthy country gentlewoman, with her own private estates, (no, I said "private" : they are not maintained at the expense of the taxpayer,) to enjoy a few years retirement in her old age, wouldn't you ? Not she ! Duty means duty. For life.

As to being a constitutional monarch, that means the elected government rules (the king or queen reigns, but does not rule).

I wonder, if they really think about it, how many people would prefer Lord Tony Blair as head of state. It's been tried before : the chap's name was Oliver Cromwell ..

Anonymous said...

Regarding King Juan Carlos, even if he did not mention Christ, at least put in evidence the scene of His Nativity: in fact, we could see a beautiful presepio behind His Catholic Majesty. Esteban Ruiz

Oxon. said...

Mark,

The Queen has an absolute veto over any Bill Presented in Parliament. For a Bill to become law it must be assented to by the Monarch (i.e. receive Royal Assent). 'Constitutional Monarch' is rather a vague term. In theory she has an enormous amount of power.

Anonymous said...

I am certain that the Queen has a greater chance of salvation than our very king of spain.

A communist catholic is worst than an aristocratic protestant. Hierarchy was the main issue with Satan.

aussie catholic said...

You'd have to be joking ! she's a bloody protestant !

Anonymous said...

But Elizabeth II has been recognized and received by the Popes from Pius XII as well as it was for her predecessors. Would you forget that the diplomatic career of Eugenio Pacelli started when he went to London in the retinue of Cardinal Merry del Val to attend the coronation of King George V? To be a good Catholic does not mean to be a fanatic and bad-mannered person. To employ today expressions like "bloody protestant" or similar is a mark not only of rudeness but also a lack of charity. And for sure this is not the language of the Popes and I am talking of Blessed Pius IX, Leo XIII, St Pius X, etc. Luitpold.

Augustine said...

Anon no. 1.

Better a protestant devoted to Christ than any lax catholic...