* morganic - of or denoting a marriage in which neither the spouse of lower rank nor any children have any claim to the possessions or title of the spouse of higher rank.
posted on 08/02/2014 2:58:55 PM PDT
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posted on 08/02/2014 2:59:21 PM PDT
("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
One of the worst wars ever fought. Beautifully told in the enchanting play “War Horse.”
ONe of the many things that World War One destroyed was the Christian faith of millions. Many, believe that "God was on their side", went off to war only to realize that sometimes God doesn't take sides.
Millions lost their faith, resulting in a "lost generation" of men who either became rootless and self-destructive, or became radicalized and bitter.
Not mentioned was the catastrophe to Italy, the horrific 12 Battles of the Isonzo.
Half of the entire Italian war casualty total some 300,000, came during those fruitless battles. In the war, Italy was devastated by the loss of between 460,000-650,000 men, between 6% and 7% of all fighting age men. They had not recovered by World War II enough to be a major player.
The Vatican would have been intensely aware of this, as every Priest in Italy would have spent much of the war conducting funerals and memorials to the dead, as were those in the rest of Europe.
posted on 08/02/2014 3:36:35 PM PDT
("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
Let’s not forget the Ottoman Empire. Muslims though they may have been, they were 10 orders of magnitude more sane than what’s running around those parts today. They at least kept the worst of the suicidal jihadist goathumpers in line.
posted on 08/02/2014 3:47:51 PM PDT
by Free Vulcan
(Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
My paternal grandfather returned to Italy in 1914 on family business, leaving my then-4-year-old father with an uncle. Grandfather was called up at the outbreak of WW I because he had prior service in the Balkan wars. He was killed somewhere in Italy. I doubt Dad even knew any details. At least he never mentioned them. The tragedy of WW I affected my family in ways I never will fully understand.
posted on 08/02/2014 6:02:24 PM PDT
(Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
If mankind manages one day to get rid of war and that day is perhaps as yet far distant it will owe that priceless achievement to the principle of arbitration as proposed by Benedict XV.
A hopeless wish.
War is as much a part of man as his skin; he can not shed it any more than he can his skin.
Man will abolish war when he stops being man.
posted on 08/02/2014 6:28:17 PM PDT
(The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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