Monday, March 01, 2010

Cowardice - Spanish Style
With bishops like these, who needs heretics?

One would like to think that any monarch who bears the ancient title of "His Most Catholic Majesty" would actually be Catholic. And in all fairness to the Spanish King, he hasn't done anything yet that would rate excommunication.

Suffice it to say that I'm amazed at the deftness that the Spanish Bishops are tap dancing around even the possibility of excommunicating someone (King or not) who would sanction slaughtering innocent children.

Here's some of the article from CathNewsUSA.com; (Emphasis mine)
No excommunication for Spanish king over abortion law

Spain's King Juan Carlos will not face sanctions if he signs a new law easing restrictions on abortion as he is constitutionally required to do, a spokesman for the country's bishops has said.

As the law was being debated, Spain's bishops had said Catholic members of parliament who vote to liberalize abortion would place themselves outside the church and should not receive Communion, CNS reports.

"That his majesty the king must sanction this law with his signature is a unique situation. No other citizen would encounter this," and so "general principles" cannot be applied, said Auxiliary Bishop Juan Antonio Martinez Camino of Madrid, conference general secretary.

Bishop Martinez spoke to the press at the end of a meeting of the permanent commission of the bishops' conference Feb. 25, which also was the day after Spain's Parliament narrowly approved a law easing longstanding restrictions on abortion.

The situation of a politician who can vote and the king who must sign the law "are different considerations," he said.

Pro-life Catholics have begun an Internet-based petition drive to convince King Juan Carlos not to sign the law.
This is a perfect opportunity for "His Most Catholic Majesty" to be exactly that. Let's see if the blood of Ferdinand and Ysabella really flow through his veins.

4 Comments:

Blogger Al said...

The situation of a politician who can vote and the king who must sign the law "are different considerations," he said.


Since When??????? Do they really think St. Thomas Beckett would buy that?

7:25 AM  
Blogger JLS said...

In that a forced vote is accepted by the pulic (his subjects and the subjects of God and the subjects of the devil), no wonder the elites can put over such incredible wool over the eyes of the idiots. I thought the average level of intellect in humanity was sufficient for reason, but evidently not. Or maybe rather it's that so much of humanity has sold their reason for lifetime supplies of Jolly Ranchers or something.

2:39 PM  
Blogger C said...

The King has been put in a very difficult situation, one that reminds me very much of what happened in Belgium during the 1990s: "When a law submitted by Roger Lallemand and Lucienne Herman-Michielsens, liberalizing Belgium's abortion laws, was approved by Parliament, King Baudouin refused to give Royal Assent, an unprecedented act in Belgium. Royal Assent is without much significance per se since, as in most modern constitutional and popular monarchies, it has long been a formality. However, because of his religious convictions, Baudouin asked the Government to declare him temporarily unable to reign so that he could avoid signing the measure into law. The Government under Wilfried Martens complied with his request on 4 April 1990. According to the provisions of the Belgian Constitution, in the event the King is temporarily unable to reign, the Government as a whole fulfills the role of Head of State. All members of the Government signed the bill, and the next day (5 April 1990) the Government declared that Baudouin was capable of reigning again."

Anyway, the current government in Spain is the worst one they have had since the days of the anti-Catholic republic in the 30s. The Zapatero administration is made up of people who are descendants of the Republicans and have no use for Spain's linguistic, cultural, or religious identity. (Not to mention they are cowards for withdrawing troops after the train bombing!) They also have little use for the King either, and it is very possible that if the King refused to sign the bill into law, there could be a constitutional crisis and I think Zapatero would get the worst of it. You see, most of the Spanish, even if they are not conservative or religious, hold a very positive opinion of the King because he has overseen Spain's peaceful and prosperous transition from authoritarianism to democracy. So, if it comes down to it, the people might back the King rather than the government, which would send the left into such hysteria that they would call for the abolition of the monarchy. So you said it best Cavey: Is Juan Carlos going to live up to the legacy of Ferdinand, Ysabella, Charles V and Phillip II? Or is he going to fold in the face of Spain's radical-secular administration?

8:44 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

C,
Excelent points you raise, indeed! And thought provoking as well. But to give the short answer, the King should follow God's Law not man's law.

I think Al said it best.

5:15 PM  

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