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  • "The Great Siege Had Ended" ~ The year that September 11 brought tidings of victory

    09/11/2019 6:46:47 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 23 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | Florentius
    September 11 is known in our times as the date of a cowardly suicide attack by Islamic radicals which resulted in the massacre of over 3,000 innocents in New York City in 2001. But on September 11 nearly five hundred years ago, another Islamic attack was coming to its ignominious conclusion for the invaders. For on this date in AD 1565, the Great Siege of Malta was drawing to a close. The Turkish army, under the command of Mustapha Pasha, was making preparation for withdraw after a stunning defeat by the Knights of Saint John after a four month long...
  • [Catholic Caucus] In Malta German Is Spoken...

    07/25/2019 1:55:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | July 25, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    In Malta German Is Spoken. With Too Much Money That No One Knows Where It Came From And Where It’s Going Published as received. The author is a prominent Knight of Malta, of the wing that supported the penultimate Grand Master of the Order, Fra’ Matthew Festing, overthrown in January of 2017 by his internal opponents, with the decisive backing of Pope Francis and of the Vatican secretariat of state.*Dear Magister,in the Order of Malta, an age-old hospitaller, military, and chivalric religious order, there is growing fear that it will not survive the subversive pressure of some of its German...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Knights of Malta members suspect TLM banned to ‘cleanse’ order of traditionalists

    06/13/2019 3:10:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 13, 2019 | Bree A. Dail
    [Catholic Caucus] Knights of Malta members suspect Latin Mass banned to ‘cleanse’ order of traditionalists ROME, June 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Knights and members of one of the oldest Military Orders in the Catholic Church are reeling from the newest directive by their Grand Master banning the traditional Latin Mass for its liturgical ceremonies.  The letter, issued 10 June, reads, in part, that “henceforth all the liturgical ceremonies within (the) Order must be performed according to the ordinary rite of the Church (rite of St. Paul VI) and not the extraordinary rite (Tridentine rite). This decision applies to all the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Chief of the Vichy Knights of Malta forbids the Extraordinary Form

    06/10/2019 1:40:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | June 10, 2019 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    [Catholic Caucus] Chief of the Vichy Knights of Malta forbids the Extraordinary Form In the wake of the hostile takeover some two years ago, the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta has dealt yet another self-inflicted wound to its identity and purpose.We should now refer to Vichy Malta…. Vichy SMOM.Today I received a copy of a letter of 10 June 2019 from the Vichy Grand Master of SMOM to all members. Channeling his inner Pétain, he forbids the use of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite at any of their Vichy SMOM events.Note in the letter, below,...
  • The Great Siege of Malta Begins, May 18 ,1565

    05/17/2019 11:21:04 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 15 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | May 18, 2018 | Florentius
    Given the current tribulations of the Knights of Malta in our own time, it is well to remember that there were magnificent heroes among them in past days--men who did not shrink from combat even in their old age. When the Turks attacked Malta with an armada of nearly 200 ships and 40,000 soldiers in May of 1565, about 1,000 knights of St. John (later the Knights of Malta) from all over Christendom had already assembled to repel them. These men arrived at Malta with the full knowledge that many of them would never leave the island alive. The following...
  • Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders

    04/18/2019 1:27:44 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | April 18, 2019 | BBC
    Image caption -- Former BNP leader Nick Griffin and ex-Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen are among those affected Facebook has imposed a ban on a dozen far-right individuals and organisations that it says "spread hate". The ban includes the British National Party and Nick Griffin, the English Defence League and the National Front. The list also includes Britain First, which was already banned, but this latest action will prohibit support for it on any of the US firm's services. It said it had taken the action because those involved had proclaimed a "violent or hateful mission". "Individuals and organisations...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Knights of Columbus replace traditional regalia

    08/03/2017 1:56:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | August 3, 2017 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    The Knights of Columbus do a lot of good work in the United States, from pro-life and pro-family activities, to charitable endeavors, to providing honor guards for traditional Latin Masses. In fact, there are dozens of councils attached to the TLM. So, it is sad to see the organization's convention this week in Saint Louis, Missouri, turn into a fiasco due to a major change to be imposed on fourth degree Knights, who comprise the top fifth of membership. The Supreme Knight, Carl A. Anderson, announced: "The Board of Directors has decided that the time is right for a modernization...
  • Rabbit hole leads to incredible 700-year-old Knights Templar cave complex

    03/08/2017 4:18:02 PM PST · by NYer · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 7, 2017
    A rabbit hole in the UK conceals the entrance to an incredible cave complex linked to the mysterious Knights Templar.New photos show the remarkable Caynton Caves network, which looks like something out of the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” The shadowy Knights Templar order is said to have used the caves.The Sun reports that the caves are hidden beneath a farmer’s field in Shropshire. The site was visited by photographer Michael Scott after he saw a video of the caves online. “I traipsed over a field to find it, but if you didn’t know it was there you...
  • The Knights Who Won’t Retreat

    01/11/2017 5:58:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/11/17 | Dan Hitchens
    Vatican officials have mounted an extraordinary challenge to the ancient Order of Malta. But what is the row really about?The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is one of the more improbable success stories of the 21st-century Church. Founded in 1099 to provide hospital care and military defence in the Holy Land, it has retained much of its medieval tradition and ceremony. But it has also, by gradual reform, become a powerhouse of international aid. More than 100,000 members, medical staff and volunteers are offering practically every form of charitable assistance around the world, from handing out sandwiches to the homeless...
  • Unexpected and Gruesome Battle of 1250 BC Involved 4,000 Men from Across Northern Europe

    03/25/2016 5:30:29 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 77 replies
    .ancient-origins.net/ ^ | 24 March, 2016 | Mark Miller
    A battlefield of 3,250 years ago in Germany is yielding remains of wounded warriors, wooden clubs, spear points, flint and bronze arrowheads and bronze knives and swords. The gruesome scene, frozen in time by peat, is unlike anything else from the Bronze Age in Northern Europe, where, researchers thought, large-scale warfare didn’t begin until later. Analysis of the remains of the 130 men, most between ages 20 and 30, found so far shows some may have been from hundreds of kilometers away—Poland, Holland, Scandinavia and Southern Europe. The hand-to-hand combat of the battle, which may have involved thousands of people...
  • "Early Bronze Age battle site found on German river bank"

    05/22/2011 6:37:56 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 40 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 May 11 02:38 ET | Neil Bowdler
    Early Bronze Age battle site found on German river bank 22 May 11 02:38 ET ? By Neil Bowdler Science reporter, BBC News Fractured human remains found on a German river bank could provide the first compelling evidence of a major Bronze Age battle. Archaeological excavations of the Tollense Valley in northern Germany unearthed fractured skulls, wooden clubs and horse remains dating from around 1200 BC. The injuries to the skulls suggest face-to-face combat in a battle perhaps fought between warring tribes, say the researchers. The paper, published in the journal Antiquity, is based primarily on an investigation begun in...
  • Early Bronze Age battle site found on German river bank

    05/22/2011 6:31:53 AM PDT · by decimon · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | May 22, 2011 | Neil Bowdler
    Fractured human remains found on a German river bank could provide the first compelling evidence of a major Bronze Age battle.Archaeological excavations of the Tollense Valley in northern Germany unearthed fractured skulls, wooden clubs and horse remains dating from around 1200 BC. The injuries to the skulls suggest face-to-face combat in a battle perhaps fought between warring tribes, say the researchers. > The archaeologists also found remains of two wooden clubs, one the shape of a baseball bat and made of ash, the second the shape of a croquet mallet and made of sloe wood. Dr Harald Lubke of the...
  • Archaeologists find bones from prehistoric war in Germany

    10/11/2008 11:17:03 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies · 468+ views
    EarthTimes ^ | Thursday, October 9, 2008 | DPA
    Archaeologists have discovered the bones of at least 50 prehistoric people killed in an armed attack in Germany around 1300 BC. The signs of battle from around 1300 BC were found near Demmin, north of Berlin. They are the first proof of any war north of the Alps during the Bronze Age, said state archaeologist Detlef Jantzen on Thursday. One of the skulls had a coin-sized hole in it, indicating the 20- to 30-year-old man had received a mortal blow. A neurologist said he was probably hit with a wooden club and died within hours. Scientists plan DNA tests on...
  • Pope Francis asks Knights of Columbus to defend life and 'authentic' marriage

    08/09/2013 8:09:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies
    Sentiments Conveyed in Letter of Papal Greeting to Knights’ International Convention Greeting(SAN ANTONIO) – Pope Francis praised the charitable works of the Knights of Columbus and encouraged the organization to defend the sanctity of marriage, the dignity of life, the beauty and truth of human sexuality, and the rights of believers.The pope’s sentiments are contained in a letter of greeting to the Knights’ 131st annual convention, now taking place in San Antonio.The letter, which was sent by Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone on behalf of Pope Francis, expressed the Pope’s “esteem for the ideals of faith and fraternity...
  • Crusader Hospital Unveiled in Jerusalem

    08/06/2013 3:42:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Discovery Channel ^ | 8/5/13 | Rossella Lorenzi
    A huge building which during the Crusader period was the largest hospital in the Middle East has been discovered in the heart of Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced on Monday. Located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, the 1,000-year-old hospital was identified following a decade-long reconstruction operation. “Until a decade or so ago the building served as a bustling and crowded fruit and vegetable market. Since then it stood there desolate,” the IAA said in a statement. According to Renee Forestany and Amit Re’em, the IAA excavation directors, the structure, only a small part...
  • Pope Francis could renew Catholicism in Americas, says Knights' chief

    03/15/2013 11:54:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | March 15, 2013 | Alan Holdren
    Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson speaks with CNA in Rome on March 15, 2013. Credit: David Uebbing/CNA Rome, Italy, Mar 15, 2013 / 12:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Just as Pope John Paul II influenced many in Poland, the rise of an Argentinian to the papacy is set to dramatically change the lives of many Christians, according to head of the Knights of Columbus. "I think it offers the same kind of a potential for a great renewal of Catholicism and Christianity all throughout the Western Hemisphere," Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said March 15. Just two days ago, the 76-year-old...
  • The Crusaders' last stand: Pot of gold worth £300,000 found in fortress

    07/11/2012 6:56:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7-11-12 | Rob Waugh
    A pot of gold from the Crusades worth up to $500,000 has been found buried in an ancient Roman fortress in Israel. The coins were buried by Christian soldiers of the order of the Knights Hospitalier as the Crusaders faced an unstoppable attack by a huge Muslim army. The knights were annihilated in April 1265. The coins - worth a fortune even in 1265 when they were thought to have been buried - were deliberately hidden inside a broken jug to prevent them being discovered. The fortress was destroyed in April 1265 by forces of Mamluks who overwhelmed the Crusaders...
  • Midevial Times (Travel video with music montage)

    01/11/2010 9:47:45 AM PST · by mft112345 · 2 replies · 337+ views
    Youtube ^ | January 11 | MT
    My wife and I visited Midevial Times this week and found the horses and performances entertaining. Notice the horse kick backwards in midair. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osswh8pDjBo
  • 1565: Malta celebrates the historically important victory of the Great Siege

    09/03/2009 6:17:37 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 6 replies · 627+ views
    timesofmalta.com ^ | Thursday, 3rd September 2009 | Desmond Zammit Marmarà
    Desmond Zammit Marmarà Thursday, 3rd September 2009 1565 As Malta celebrates the historically important victory of the Great Siege of 1565, it is worthwhile to ponder on some important points usually overshadowed by the purely military aspect of the Great Siege. The events of 1565 took place against a background of the clash between the Christian and the Islamic religions as well as the contemporary dissonance between Western and Eastern cultures. Few people, however, are aware that commerce played a very important part in the Turkish decision to attack Malta. Attacks on Turkish shipping by ships flying the flag of...
  • Obama Names Pope-Basher to Faith-Based Initiative Board

    04/07/2009 4:37:05 AM PDT · by kellynla · 47 replies · 1,354+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 06, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama has named to the federal government’s faith-based initiative a gay-rights activist who, last month, described Pope Benedict XVI and certain Catholic bishops as “discredited leaders” because of their opposition to same-sex marriage. Harry Knox, who is a newly appointed member of Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, is the director of the religion and faith program at the Human Rights Campaign, a homosexual activist group. In addition to his remarks about the Pope, Knox also criticized the Catholic Knights of Columbus as being “foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression” because of the Knights’...