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Update on St Raphaël's Day:
The Hapsburg Monarchist : Happy Birthday Chancellor Dollfuss
There is really not too much that modern, liberal society can say to condemn Chancellor Dollfuss so they generally prefer to simply ignore him. They would love to condemn him for being a fascist but there is the pesky fact that he was assassinated by the Nazis, in fact he was the only head of government in Europe to actually be killed for his opposition to the Nazis, and that would terribly confuse those who think "Nazi" and "fascist" are exactly the same thing.
The Hapsburg Monarchist : M[ad] M[onarchist] Mini View: The Hapsburg Emperors
The Hapsburg Monarchist : M[ad] M[onarchist] Mini View: The Hapsburg Emperors, Part II
The Hapsburg Monarchist : M[ad] M[onarchist] Mini View: The Hapsburg Emperors, Part III
Part I starts with Emperor Frederick III, part III ends with Emperor Charles I (a k a Charles the Last).
In 2004 Charles, the last Hapsburg Emperor, was formally beatified by Pope John Paul II. He was a saintly man and, like a number of “last” monarchs, too good for his own good in a number of ways.
I reserve myself against the wording "by Pope John Paul II" and thus also against "formally beatified" (on that particular occasion). But of course not against him having lived a saintly life./HGL
Other update same day:
Emperor Francis Joseph I: ... [end of section:] When World War I came, he probably viewed some sort of showdown with Serbia as inevitable but he was still reluctant and had to be lied to before actually giving the order to go to war. Too old, by that time, to play much of a part, he died in 1916.
Did not know that!/HGL
Sorry if this irritates you, but here is ...
Third update today!
I did not know Jennifer Fulwiler (of Conversion Diary) had been "pro-choice". She had. I have not. Here is how she became pro-life:
Conversion Diary : How I became pro-life