Skip to comments.A British Royal Comes to America to Tell the Catholic Story
Posted on 09/28/2013 11:09:49 AM PDT by marshmallow
Next week Washington DC will be treated to the arrival of a pro-life Catholic who is also a member of the British royal family.
How is that possible?
Nicholas Windsor gave up his place in line to the British throne when he converted to the Catholic Church in 2001. He became the first male blood Royal to convert to Catholicism since Charles II on his deathbed in 1685.
Lord Nicholasnow 43was married to his wife Paola Frankopan, who is descended from the noble line in Croatia, and became the first British royal ever married in the Vatican. His godfather is Prince Charles. His first cousin once removed is Queen Elizabeth. He is, to say the least, connected.
Lord Nicholas is coming to Washington DC in the company of Lord David Alton, a life peer, that is, his title cannot be inherited, who is one of the great pro-life heroes in Great Britain and beyond.
The two Lords are coming to present their joint project for a Museum of Christian Heritage to be located at the Jesuit estate Stonyhurst, the home of Stonyhurst College in Lancashire, England.
The story of this project begins in 1593 when English Catholics established a boys school at a place called St. Omers not far from Calais then subject to the Spanish crown. Catholic education was not legal at the time in England and so English boys were sent there for education and protection.
Besides protecting English boys, the school became a protector of precious Catholic items like vestments, manuscripts, and relics that were endangered on English soil. Thus began what is now called the oldest surviving museum collection in the English-speaking world.
The first acquisition in the collection came in 1609 when they took possession of Henry VIIs cope and chasuble. The Jesuits have religiously......
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He would have been 34th in line. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Line_of_Succession
Did anyone check the cellars?
This rule which seemed logical in earlier times, now is archaic. With all the immigration to Great Britain, there are lots of people who are not Christians there, and the law says nothing about what will happen if a member of the royal family marries a Muslim.
Remember all the flack Diana got because she was dating a Moslem, Dodi el Fayed? The law does not address such relationships.
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