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  • Happy Guy Fawkes Day!

    11/05/2016 3:45:44 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 21 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 11/04/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Happy Guy Fawkes Day, when God preserved us from the "secret contrivance and hellish malice of Popish Conspirators". November 5th is Guy Fawkes Day in England, an unofficial holiday commemorating the failure of the so-called "Gunpowder Plot" on this date in 1605. A conspiracy of disgruntled English Catholics under the leadership of one Robert Catesby had succeeded in planting a large quantity of gunpowder in the cellar of the House of Lords with the intention of blowing up Parliament on its opening day, when King James I would have been present. After one of the plotters warned a relative to...
  • VANITY: WikiLeaks Fireworks Tomorrow on Guy Fawkes Day?

    11/04/2016 3:06:05 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 61 replies
    Self | November 4, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November. Tomorrow is the fifth of November, Guy Fawkes Day. It also seems to be the PERFECT day for WikiLeaks fireworks in which they release the most incriminating emails especially since it is just 3 days before the Election. Julian Assange could be saving the BEST material for last.
  • Remember, remember! The fifth of November

    11/05/2015 8:18:58 AM PST · by thackney · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | November 5th, 1605 | Guy Fawkes
    Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! Guy Fawkes and his companions Did the scheme contrive, To blow the King and Parliament All up alive. Threescore barrels, laid below, To prove old England's overthrow. But, by God's providence, him they catch, With a dark lantern, lighting a match! A stick and a stake For King James's sake! If you won't give me one, I'll take two, The better for me, And the worse for you. A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,...
  • The whitewashing of England’s Catholic history

    06/16/2015 8:39:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies ^ | 16 Jun 2015 | Ed West
    Last week I was writing about Magna Carta and how the Catholic Church’s role has been written out, in particular the part of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Stephen Langton. But the same could also be said about much of English history from 600AD to 1600; from the very first law code written in English, which begins with a clause protecting Church property, to the intellectual flourishing of the 13th century, led by churchmen such as Roger Bacon, the Franciscan friar who foresaw air travel. However, the whitewashing of English Catholic history is mainly seen in three areas: political liberty, economic...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GUNPOWDER PLOT, 02-28-15

    02/28/2015 11:19:43 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies ^ | 02-28-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:GUNPOWDER PLOT A conspiracy in English Reformation history, formed by Guy Fawkes and others, to blow up the English Parliament in London in 1605. Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators were discovered and put to death. an attempt was made to incriminate the Catholic Church by arresting the Jesuit priests Greenway and Garnett, to whom the conspirators made their last confession. But the priests kept the seal of confession. Henry Garnett was executed in 1606. One effect of the plot was the passage of new drastic measures of persecution against Catholics. All items in this dictionary are...
  • Protesters march in Hollywood as part of Million Mask March

    11/07/2014 8:05:24 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/7/2014 | Angel Jennings
    Dozens of protestors with the group Occupy Los Angeles gathered Wednesday in Hollywood as part of a global Million Mask March. Across the nation, demonstrators donning Guy Fawkes masks took to the street in an mass effort to "shed light on corrupt government," according to the movement's website. The event was organized by the "hackivist" group Anonymous.
  • Who Is Guy Fawkes: From Catholic Dissident to Face of Hackers, Resistance, Anarchy

    11/05/2014 8:25:54 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 18 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 5, 2014 | Michael Gryboski
    His face has become a symbol for resistance against oppression, a marker for those who demand accountability and in the minds of some – anarchy. In the modern day, the Guy Fawkes mask has been a way for people to anonymously stand against an entity. Guy Fawkes Day is observed Wednesday in the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand. Also known as Bonfire Night, the holiday has been given special attention with such cultural items as the famous "Remember, Remember the Fifth of November" poem and the film and graphic novel "V for Vendetta." The date marks the anniversary of...
  • Here's A Factory Where Those Iconic Guy Fawkes Masks That So Many Protesters Wear Are Manufactured

    11/05/2013 1:30:15 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 2, 2013 | Michael Kelly
    "The Guy Fawkes mask has now become a common brand and a convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny — and I'm happy with people using it, it seems quite unique, an icon of popular culture being used this way," British graphic novel artist David Lloyd, the man who created the original image of the mask for a comic strip written by Alan Moore, told BBC. At the top of Reddit today is somewhat ironic image of this icon of rebellion being mass-produced in a factory in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro. Reuters notes that the masks are...
  • Guy Fawkes Night: 7 Things You Never Would Have Guessed About England's Most Famous Traitor

    11/05/2013 12:03:32 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 15 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | November 5, 2013 | Jacob Cole
    Anyone who is familiar with British political history, or has simply watched too much V for Vendetta, knows Guy Fawkes. The man apprehended with a massive stockpile of gunpowder beneath the House of Lords in 1605, Fawkes was tortured and killed, leaving behind the macabre refrain to "remember, remember the fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot." However, it is often a misconception that Fawkes was simply an anarchist with a penchant for explosives, and his legacy surprisingly extends beyond an annual burning of his likeness. For example... 1. He wasn't an anarchist. Despite the idealization Fawkes has received...
  • Remember, Remember (George Washington and Guy Fawkes Day)

    11/05/2013 9:07:44 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | 11/05/2013 | Donald R. McClarey
    The idiotic anti-Catholic celebration of Guy Fawkes Day, observed each November fifth, was effectively ended in America during the Revolution, in large part due to George Washington. Here is his order on November 5, 1775: As the Commander in Chief has been apprized of a design form’d for the observance of that ridiculous and childish custom of burning the Effigy of the pope–He cannot help expressing his surprise that there should be Officers and Soldiers in this army so void of common sense, as not to see the impropriety of such a step at this Juncture; at a Time when...
  • The Guy Fawkes story, the Gunpowder Plot and the history of Bonfire Night linked to Hatfield House

    11/05/2013 9:30:06 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 13 replies
    Welwyn Hatfield Times ^ | November 5, 2013 | Paul Christian
    The Guy Fawkes story, the Gunpowder Plot and the history of Bonfire Night linked to Hatfield House. The current Marquess of Salisbury, who lives at Hatfield House, is a direct descendant of the man who uncovered the plot to kill King James I. He is the great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great (11 times) grandson of the gnarled monarch’s Machiavellian Secretary of State, Robert Cecil. And Lord Salisbury’s ancestral seat at Hatfield House was also swapped for the original Cecil home at Theobalds, in Waltham Cross. Cecil was one of the chief architects of Scottish...
  • On This Day in History: Nov 5, 1605 - King James Learns of the Gunpowder Plot

    11/05/2013 8:45:24 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 22 replies
    Strategy Informer ^ | 11/05/2013 | herodotus
    Early in the morning of November 5, 1605, King James I of England learns that a plot to explode the Parliament building has been foiled, hours before he was scheduled to sit with the rest of the British government in a general parliamentary session. At about midnight on the night of November 4-5, Sir Thomas Knyvet, a justice of the peace, found Guy Fawkes lurking in a cellar under the Parliament building and ordered the premises searched. Some 20 barrels of gunpowder were found, and Fawkes was taken into custody. During a torture session on the rack, Fawkes revealed that...
  • Remember, remember the 5th of November. How could I, a Catholic, forget?

    11/05/2013 6:07:48 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 5, 2013 | Cristina Odone
    Frankly, how could I, or any Catholic, forget. Today is the day when Britons still burn an effigy of the Pope - and do so, joyously, in public. [SNIP] What distinguished me from the great majority of Britons I met was my faith. Being a Catholic marked me out as the "odd one" (my rather obvious nickname at college). I couldn't believe the prejudice I encountered. My first boyfriend's mother warned him that if he married me I would send all his money to Rome, to line the Vatican coffers. The science teacher at school said he knew why I...
  • Many in U.S. Army are secret members of Anonymous; more leaks are coming

    08/16/2013 12:28:03 PM PDT · by null and void · 102 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 8/15/13 | Dr. Eowyn
    Many in U.S. Army are secret members of Anonymous; more leaks are coming Posted by Dr. Eowyn The group-name “Anonymous” refers to a loosely associated, decentralized network of hacktivists – political activists who hack into secured websites, then leak the information free to the public.The group originated in 2003 on the Internet forum 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. The group became known for a series of well-publicized hacks and denial-of-service attacks on government, religious, and corporate websites, including U.S. and Israeli government agencies, the Church of Scientology, child porn sites, PayPal, Mastercard,...
  • Anonymous Warns of ‘Insurrection in America’ Due to Obama’s Gun Grab

    01/20/2013 1:51:38 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 43 replies
    PJ ^ | January 17, 2013 - 1:19 pm | Bridget Johnson
    The international hacktivist group Anonymous today warned of “insurrection in America” as the government controls and twists the narrative on gun-related incidents. Known for the Guy Fawkes masks worn at protests, Anonymous has styled itself as an anti-authority crusader against government corruption and lack of transparency, and supported the Occupy protests. And now the hackers are stepping into the gun control debate, warning in a lengthy message today that “throughout history authoritarian governments have used gun violence as an excuse to take peoples firearms and control there population.” “Obama has been working hard to try and ban semi-automatic weapons and...
  • Al Qaeda Lives--The real story behind Benghazi and the other attacks of 9/11/12

    01/14/2013 1:06:58 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 24, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 15 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    What actually happened in Egypt and Libya on September 11, 2012? The story from the U.S. government has changed many times in an effort to craft a narrative that causes as little damage as possible to the Obama administration. Now the administration seems to have settled on something approaching a final version.The U.S. embassy in Cairo, September 11, 2012Newscom It goes like this:On September 11, and in the days that followed, citizens in countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa gathered to protest The Innocence of Muslims, a video on YouTube produced in California that was disrespectful to Islam and the...
  • China’s airing of “V for Vendetta” stuns viewers

    12/20/2012 3:38:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2012 2:00 AM EST | Louise Watt
    Television audiences across China watched an anarchist antihero rebel against a totalitarian government and persuade the people to rule themselves. Soon the Internet was crackling with quotes of “V for Vendetta’s” famous line: “People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.” The airing of the movie Friday night on China Central Television stunned viewers and raised hopes that China is loosening censorship. … The 2005 movie, based on a comic book, is set in an imagined future Britain with a fascist government. The protagonist wears a mask of Guy Fawkes, the 17th-century English...
  • Gunman, victims identified in Clackamas mall shooting(OR)

    12/12/2012 6:03:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies ^ | 12 December, 2012 | Staff
    CLACKAMAS, OR (KPTV) - A 22-year-old man from southeast Portland parked his car outside Macy's, rushed into the Clackamas Town Center mall food court and opened fire, killing two people Tuesday, investigators said. Jacob Roberts' AR-15 rifle then jammed, but he was able to get the gun working again. He shot and killed himself, sheriff's deputies said. Steve Forsyth, of West Linn, and Cindy Yuille, of northeast Portland, were killed by Roberts, authorities said. A third shooting victim, Kristina Shevchenko, survived and is being treated at Oregon Health & Science University hospital. Deputies said Roberts stole the rifle used...
  • Masked gunman kills self after opening fire at Oregon mall, killing 2

    12/11/2012 6:46:35 PM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 60 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/11/2012 | Unatributed
    A gunman who witnesses say was wearing camouflage and a white plastic mask opened fire in a shopping mall near Portland, Ore., in a rampage that left three dead, including the shooter, and multiple wounded, police said. Authorities say police "neutralized" the gunman but have yet to elaborate on how he died. Witnesses described a harrowing scene, as the gunman appeared to be dressed in body armor while firing off an estimated 60 shots from a semi-automatic rifle. One witness told KPTV that the gunman ran past her and her boyfriend and "had the look of death in his eyes."
  • Brits, Americans celebrate Guy Fawkes Day [Remember, remember the fifth of November]

    11/05/2012 1:57:08 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies
    The Daily Illini ^ | November 4, 2012 | Reema Abi-Akar
    If there is a face of anarchy, it’s that of Guy Fawkes. His face is so notorious that it is commonly symbolized, ironically, in the form of an identity-concealing mask. Fawkes was an English Catholic who is immortalized annually on Nov. 5, a date identified by his namesake. Guy Fawkes Day marks his plot in 1605 to eliminate the entire British Parliament in one fell swoop. He was popularized by the 2005 movie “V for Vendetta,” where V, the character based on Fawkes, always wore a smug, musketeer-style mustachioed mask that came to embody his revolutionary persona. As the history...
  • Guy Fawkes Day: Anonymous Wreaks Havoc, Releases Credit Card Info Online

    11/06/2012 8:51:19 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 6 replies ^ | 11/05/2012 | Lee Stranahan
    The hacktivist group Anonymous “celebrated” the fifth of November (Guy Fawkes Day) through protest marches, defacing websites, and releasing the credit card information of law enforcement officers. The British holiday Guy Fawkes Day was popularized in the 2005 film "V for Vendetta", where a mask-wearing outcast overthrows a future totalitarian society. The holiday commemorates an actual historical event, where Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the British House of Lords in 1605.
  • “Remember, remember the fifth of November” [Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and the Gunpowder Plot]

    11/05/2012 11:27:58 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 13 replies
    OUPblog ^ | November 5th, 2012 | Daniel Swift
    “Remember, remember the fifth of November,” instructs the old nursery rhyme, and offers a useful summary: “Gunpowder, treason and plot.” But we have never been sure quite what, or how, we should be remembering. On 5 November 1605 a small gang of Catholics and minor noblemen plotted to blow up the Houses of Parliament, during the State Opening at which King James I would be present. One of the conspirators, Guy Fawkes, was caught with the gunpowder before he set it off. The other plotters were soon caught, and all were executed. By government decree, the date was soon declared...
  • Remember, Remember

    11/05/2012 9:35:27 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    American Catholic ^ | Monday, November 5, 2012 A.D. | Donald R. McClarey
    Remember, Remember Published Monday, November 5, 2012 A.D. | By Donald R. McClarey The idiotic anti-Catholic celebration of Guy Fawkes Day , observed each November fifth, was effectively ended in America during the Revolution, in large part due to George Washington.  Here is his order on November 5, 1775:As the Commander in Chief has been apprized of a design form’d for the observance of that ridiculous and childish custom of burning the Effigy of the pope–He cannot help expressing his surprise that there should be Officers and Soldiers in this army so void of common sense, as not to see...
  • I’m That Guy: The Gunpowder of Being Catholic in Public [Remember, remember the fifth of November]

    11/05/2012 9:11:19 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 3 replies
    Patheos ^ | 11/5/2012 | Joanne McPortland
    Back when I was in my Anglican interim, I loved commemorating Guy Fawkes Day. A haunting little historical nursery rhyme, bonfires, the burning of effigies, and children in raggedy clothes with ash-blackened faces accosting householders, begging A penny for the Guy!—what’s not to love? I had a vague notion of the historical events behind the festivities, and knew that Shakespeare had referenced them in his haunted (and contemporaneous) masterpiece, Macbeth. Mostly, though, what I knew about Guy Fawkes day was that some bad guy named Guy had tried to blow up the English Parliament, but the plot was foiled and...
  • On trail of Chastleton House's links to Gunpowder Plot [Remember, remember the fifth of November]

    11/05/2012 8:03:02 AM PST · by Alex Murphy
    Oxford Mail ^ | 31st October 2012 | Tom Jennings
    AS bonfires and fireworks light up the night sky over the next few days, many people enjoying the spectacle may not realise how close West Oxfordshire’s link is to the events Bonfire Night recalls. Chastleton House, near Chipping Norton, used to be owned by the leading figure behind the ill-fated plot to blow up Parliament, Robert Catesby. Although Guy Fawkes, the man caught in Parliament’s cellars with the barrels of gunpowder, is remembered each year – and effigies of him burned on bonfires – it was actually Catesby who led the 1605 plan. Catesby was a devout Catholic who grew...
  • There may be no anti-Islamic movie at all

    09/14/2012 9:44:37 PM PDT · by bronxville · 62 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 09-12-2012 | Dan Murphy
    [...]Now comes the part with the compelling case of no movie at all. Abdurrahman writes (embedded link): If you watch closely, you can see that when the actors are reading parts of the script that do not contain Islam-specific language, the audio from the sound stage is used (the audio that was recorded as the actors were simultaneously being filmed). But anytime the actors are referring to something specific to the religion (the Prophet Muhammed, the Quran, etc.) the audio recorded during filming is replaced with a poorly executed post-production dub. And if you look EVEN closer, you can see...
  • Radical Islamists Chant “We Are All Osama!” at US Embassy in Egypt on 9-11

    09/12/2012 11:00:43 PM PDT · by garjog · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | Posted by Jim Hoft
    The crowd grew throughout the evening with thousands standing outside the embassy. Dozens of riot police lined up along the embassy walls but did not stop protesters as they continued to climb and stand on the wall – though it appeared no more went into the compound. The crowd chanted, “Islamic, Islamic. The right of our prophet will not die.” Some shouted, “We are all Osama,” referring to al-Qaida leader bin Laden. Young men, some in masks, sprayed graffiti on the walls. Some grumbled that Islamist President Mohammed Morsi had not spoken out about the movie. The Islamists stormed the...
  • Egypt Guy Fawkes Mask

    09/11/2012 6:57:26 PM PDT · by Vob · 21 replies
    Fox News | 8:52 | Self
    Freepers I need some help with grabbing an image off of a Fox News video and have no idea how to do it. Fox News is showing what happened today in Egypt and in the scene of the US flag being torn down there is an individual standing on the wall wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. How can I capture that image? vob
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-05-11 (Fawkes News: Remember, remember to wear your mask!)

    11/05/2011 11:28:31 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 29 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 5, 2011 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Remember, remember the Fifth of November. And remember to wear your mask! Your Guy Fawkes/"V for Vendetta" mask, that is. No, Halloween is not over. You can keep wearing your costume into November, especially today, November 5th, Guy Fawkes Day. It's the trendy outfit to wear to your local Occupy protest. All the cool Guys and gals are wearing it. And when you walk into your bank today to close out your account, and they look at you a little funny because you're wearing a mask, don't be alarmed, even if you start hearing an alarm! Just tell them...
  • Catholics, Protestants and Guy Fawkes

    11/04/2011 7:25:38 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 18 replies
    Redlands Daily Facts ^ | 11/04/2011 | Gregory Elder
    For those following the Occupy movement that has been protesting on Wall Street in New York and many other cities, the masked face of Anonymous has become an increasingly common symbol. If you have not seen the face of Anonymous, he has pale white skin, black hair and a long moustache, a long thin angular face and a 16th-century black hat. The visual image used by the protesters is drawn from the film "Vendetta," which was in turn derived from a graphic novel, or long comic book, set in a futuristic Britain, where a rebel against a tyrannical government uses...
  • What candy to give Trick-or-Traitors -“Guy Fawkes” masked teens (Vanity)

    10/30/2011 1:26:44 PM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 78 replies
    10-30-11 | vanity
    First we are not talking about the cute little tikes in their darling costumes, with Mommy or Daddy in tow. I am talking about the older kids that don’t show up at your door until 9 o’clock or later. The ones that are either too lazy to wear a costume and just want free candy (young Democrats), or they dress up as a zombie (again young Democrats), or dress in sexy tart costumes which makes you wonder what kind of parent lets their 15 year old daughter old go out on the street like that? (OK, I know, I know,...
  • Remember the 5th of November with Guy Fawkes apps on iPad

    10/26/2011 10:03:51 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Product Reviews ^ | October 26, 2011 | Marlon Votta
    Remember; remember the 5th of November with Guy Fawkes apps on iPad. As the traditional English event of Guy Fawkes, bonfire night comes around again we thought it would be a good idea to let you in on some available apps. Guy Fawkes (1570 – 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the adopted Italian version of his name, and in his memorandum described James I as “a heretic”, who intended “to have the entire Papist sect driven out of England. He belonged to a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Fawkes became synonymous...
  • Meaningless occupation [on "Occupy Wall Street", Apple, the Tea Party, and the Gunpower Plot]

    10/07/2011 8:04:35 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 7 replies · 1+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | October 7, 2011 | Hassan Nurullah
    In the year of our Lord 1605, a cadre of English Roman Catholics attempted the assassination of the Protestant King James the 1st along with the entire British Parliament. Led by a fellow named Robert Catesby, the plan involved the conspirators procuring the lease to an undercroft (a sort of storage vault) directly below the House of Lords. The plotters stockpiled some 36 casks of gunpowder — enough to (excuse the trope) blow James the 1st and the rest of British government to kingdom come. At this time, the Church of Rome had adopted the philosophy; faith is not to...
  • BBC To Recreate Guy Fawkes Gunpowde Plot in New Doctor Who Game

    10/03/2011 5:46:57 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies
    The Next Web ^ | October 3, 2011 | Paul Sawers
    The BBC is producing a new Doctor Who Adventure Game called The Gunpowder Plot, featuring a cast including Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill and Ralf Little, who’s playing the role of Guy Fawkes. Guy Fawkes was part of a group of English Catholics who planned to blow up the House of Parliament over 400 years ago. The plan had been to assassinate King James I and restore a Catholic King or Queen to the throne, and the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 is still celebrated today across the UK. November 5 is known as Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire...
  • 'Remember, remember the fifth of November' [Fawkes notoriety continues through celebration, movie]

    11/05/2010 4:33:15 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies
    Ball State Daily News ^ | Nov. 5, 2010 | Tara Jones
    Bonfires and elaborate firework displays will be started across England tonight to commemorate one of the most notorious terrorist plots in British history. Known as the Gunpowder Plot, Nov. 5 marks the day that former soldier Guy Fawkes was caught in the basement of Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder in a scheme to blow up the building, the king and all representatives inside in an attempt to restore Catholicism in England. Although notorious in England, in America, Fawkes is synonymous with the graphic novel-turned-movie, "V for Vendetta" (2006). In a futuristic take on Fawkes, V wants to blow up...
  • Guy Fawkes foiled by Lord Salisbury’s ancestor at Hatfield House [Remember the 5th of November]

    11/05/2010 9:12:50 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 8 replies
    Welwyn Hatfield Times ^ | 5 November 2010 | Paul Christian
    IT’S Bonfire Night tonight (Friday) with Hatfield House staging the area’s biggest November 5 firework display to commemorate the capture of mercenary Guy Fawkes. EVERYONE remembers the fifth of November for Gunpowder Treason and Plot, but one part of the history that may have been ‘forgot’ is Hatfield’s role in the story. The current Marquess of Salisbury, who lives at Hatfield House, is a direct descendant of the man who uncovered the plot to kill King James I. He is the great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great (11 times) grandson of the gnarled monarch’s Machiavellian...
  • George Washington, November 5, 1775, General Orders

    11/04/2010 9:13:03 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 31 replies
    ...As the Commander in Chief has been apprized of a design form'd for the observance of that ridiculous and childish custom of burning the Effigy of the pope--He cannot help expressing his surprise that there should be Officers and Soldiers in this army so void of common sense, as not to see the impropriety of such a step at this Juncture; at a Time when we are solliciting, and have really obtain'd, the friendship and alliance of the people of Canada, whom we ought to consider as Brethren embarked in the same Cause. The defence of the general Liberty of...
  • Why Do We Celebrate The 5th Of November As Bonfire Or Guy Fawkes Night?

    11/04/2010 8:54:21 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Blunt Blogger ^ | November - 3 - 2010 | Blunt Blogger
    Guy Fawkes night has been celebrated and commemorated in England since the 5th November 1605, where an effigy of Guy Fawkes is burned on a bonfire and accompanied by a fireworks display. Guy Fawkes was born in York on the 13th of April 1570. His father died when he was eight years old and his mother went on to marry a Catholic to which Guy Fawkes himself converted to Catholism and left England to fight for the Spanish Catholics against the Dutch Protestants. He was very much a military man and by 1603 had been recommended for Captaincy, describing James...
  • St Peter’s School tribute to Guy Fawkes

    10/29/2010 11:09:15 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 12 replies
    York Press ^ | 27th October 2010
    PUPILS at St Peter’s School in York will not be celebrating November 5 with a bonfire. The private school in York will be maintaining its tradition this year of not putting a Guy on the bonfire. The reason for this is that Guy Fawkes, pictured, born 1570, is probably the school’s most well-known and notorious old boy. He attended the school in the 1580s when Elizabeth I was on the throne and life was very difficult for Catholics. Although born a Protestant, after his father died his mother married into an important extended Catholic family, many of whom at the...
  • Angles ’n’ Attitudes: John Henry who?

    09/30/2010 9:20:43 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Orangeville Citizen ^ | September 30, 2010 | William Bothwell
    Speaking recently to a meeting of several hundred people, I quoted words from John Henry Newman’s poem “Lead kindly Light”. They express his affectionate memory of those he had “loved long since and lost awhile”. Someone asked afterwards, “John Henry who?”. I explained that it was Cardinal Newman, an Anglican, later a Roman Catholic, priest. He was to be beatified by Pope Benedict on September 19. He was one of the eminent Victorians whose fame, like that of Darwin and Dickens, Huxley and Hardy, Wellington and Wordsworth lives on. Dr Newman lived at a very different ‘point in time’ than...
  • Catholics in England suffered long repression

    09/14/2010 10:27:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Google ^ | September 11, 2010 | ROBERT BARR
    STONOR, England — For nearly three centuries after the Reformation, Catholics in England were outlaws.But in the turmoil and persecution that followed the break between King Henry VIII and Rome, noble families such as the Stonors clung to their faith, "in spite of dungeon, fire and sword," as the Victorian hymn "Faith of our Fathers" put it."We're just stubborn, really," says Ralph Thomas Campion Stonor, the seventh Lord Camoys, a title bestowed on an ancestor for valor in the Battle of Agincourt in 1415.Pope Benedict XVI will recall the years of persecution during his upcoming tour of Britain Sept. 16-19....
  • Papal visit fuels calls to end ban on Catholic succession

    09/02/2010 6:18:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Herald Scotland ^ | September 2,2 010 | Kate Devlin
    Pope Benedict XVI is set to visit the UK this September The public is being urged to back a campaign to scrap a 300-year-old law which prohibits Catholics ascending the throne, ahead of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain next month. The Coalition Government is currently asking voters to nominate laws which they think restrict civil liberties and should be abolished or amended.The suggestions will form the basis of the so-called Freedom Bill, announced with much fanfare by Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, earlier this year.At the same time, however, ministers have said that they have no plans to...
  • How Brits Fail To Remember, Remember The 5th of November [Guy Fawkes Day]

    11/05/2009 8:32:48 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies · 524+ views
    The Daily Express ^ | November 2,2009 | Emily Garnham
    MORE THAN one in ten Britons don't know which famous landmark Guy Fawkes failed to blow up. A staggering 13 per cent of people could not identify the Houses of Parliament as the target of the infamous Gunpowder Plot. Three per cent of clueless participants even named the London Eye as Fawkes' target - even though it was erected almost 400 years later - a figure that, shockingly, rises to eight per cent among London residents. One in 20 thought the religious conspirator - who was captured in a cellar beneath the House of Lords on 5 November, 1605 with...
  • Guy Fawkes Day Attack On Fort Hood (Malik Nadal Hasan in custody)

    11/05/2009 2:36:05 PM PST · by XHogPilot · 37 replies · 2,438+ views
    Legitimate Government ^ | 5 Nov 2009 | Lori Price
    Breaking: 'Three people are involved. That, by definition, means it is a conspiracy.' Malik Nadal Hasan is the Army Major who allegedly fired the bulk of the rounds. 500 Military personnel are sweeping across base 'secure it' The primary shooter was killed by a local police officer. The shooter was allegedly armed with two handguns to carry out the killings, execution-style. He wanted to inflict 'maximum damage.' Two military personnel are in custody. One alleged shooter, in custody, is an Army major. The base is still in lockdown. 'The individuals arrested are all US soldiers.'
  • Happy Guy Fawkes Day

    11/05/2009 6:56:48 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 22 replies · 1,069+ views ^ | November 05, 2009 | Josh Shear
    In case you needed an excuse to have a couple of cold ones, burn stuff and light fireworks, look no further. November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day. On November 5, 1605, England held a celebration for the opening of Parliament. Guy Fawkes tried to spark a revolution by blowing up the building – and the royal family along with it – in what is known as the Gunpowder Plot (PDF) . The plot was foiled when one of Fawkes's co-conspirators sent a letter to a friend telling the friend to stay away from Parliament that night. The letter was intercepted...
  • The Act of Settlement is just fine [as a Catholic, this writer is happy with it]

    09/26/2009 9:59:36 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 6 replies · 418+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 25 September 2009 | Stuart Reid
    The news that the pope is to visit this country next autumn will be followed any minute now by renewed calls for the repeal of the Act of Settlement of 1701. If there is one thing agnostic liberals hate as much as they hate unreconstructed Catholicism, it is the Act of Settlement. The reason they hate it is that they believe it's just not fair. They may despise Catholicism, but they feel that it is wrong "in this day and age" to discriminate against Catholics. Under the Act, the heir to the throne – or anyone else who is in...
  • 'Equivocation' works on many levels [review of Bill Cain's 'gunpowder plot'-based play]

    04/20/2009 7:15:54 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 2 replies · 4,075+ views ^ | April 20, 2009 | Bill Varble
    When the priest Henry Garnet was tried in 1606 for his involvement in the previous year's Gunpowder Plot, a hot issue was that of equivocation. The Jesuit strategy enabled Roman Catholics being questioned under oath by English authorities to conceal the truth — a thing that could be hazardous to their health — by clever dissimulation, thus slipping between the horns of the dilemma of whether to lie or die. This is what the drunken porter In "Macbeth" refers to when he says, "Faith, here's an equivocator, that could swear in both the scales against either scale, who committed treason...
  • Royal succession law change bid fails

    03/27/2009 10:01:05 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 8 replies · 704+ views
    East Anglian Daily Times ^ | 3/27/2009 | GRAHAM DINES
    A PARLIAMENTARY move to end discrimination against Roman Catholics and women in the rules of succession to the throne have been was blocked by the Government. Although the Prime Minister has admitted he has opened talks with Buckingham Palace over laws preventing heirs to the throne from marrying Roman Catholics, he has gone on record as saying there were no “easy answers”' to changing the 1701 Act of Settlement. Catholics are from succeeding to the throne, which even prevents minor members of royalty from converting to or marrying into Catholic Church. The law dates from the time when the protestant...
  • Is “Thanksgiving” Catholic?

    11/24/2008 9:14:27 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 67 replies · 1,163+ views
    Credo ^ | 11/24/2008 | Taylor Marshall
    This history books will tell you that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the pilgrims in 1621. Not true. An interesting bit of trivia is that the first American Thanksgiving was actually celebrated on September 8, 1565 in St. Augustine, Florida. The Native Americans and Spanish settlers held a feast and the Holy Mass was offered. A second similar "Thanksgiving" celebration occurred on American soil on April 30, 1598 in Texas when Don Juan de Ońate declared a day of Thanksgiving to be commemorated by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The Catholic origins of Thanksgiving don’t stop there. Squanto,...
  • Guy Fawkes’ Day: The significance of November 5th

    11/05/2008 6:45:49 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 17 replies · 1,584+ views
    The Echo ^ | November 5, 2008 | Josh Coudret
    If the fifth of November is ever discussed nowadays, all of the talk revolves around the popular movie adaptation of the graphic novel “V for Vendetta,” starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving. There is much more to this day than what is referenced in the popular film, despite its accuracy in recounting the events of that day. says the Gunpowder Plot was organized by Robert Talshem, a Catholic Englishman attempting to avenge his father’s persecution by Queen Elizabeth I for not becoming a member of the Church of England. Guy Fawkes aided this event by planting barrels of gunpowder...