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  • The Battle of Lepanto: When Christians Were Skinned Alive for Refusing Islam

    10/08/2022 5:25:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 45 replies
    The Stream | October 7, 2022 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Battle of Lepanto: When Christians Were Skinned Alive for Refusing Islam“I am a Christian and thus I want to live and die. My body is yours. Torture it as you will.”Today in history, on Oct. 7, 1571, one of the most cataclysmic clashes between Islam and the West — one where the latter for once crushed and humiliated the former — took place.In 1570, Muslim Turks — in the guise of the Ottoman Empire — invaded the island of Cyprus, prompting Pope Pius V to call for and form a “Holy League” of maritime Catholic nation-states, spearheaded by the...
  • Vatican Stamps Celebrate Luther not Lepanto

    09/19/2022 6:29:54 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Daily Compass ^ | 9/15/22 | Vincenzina Santoro
    The Vatican Philately has made a few strange choices and omissions by recalling Charlie Chaplin and the Protestant Reformation, yet stepping over the 450th anniversary (2021 edition) of the battle of Lepanto, which marked the end of the Islamic threat in Europe, and (2022 edition) of the death of Pope St. Pius V: a holy and courageous pontiff, perhaps too far from current "standards".As an independent state the Vatican issues its own stamps, about 15-20 per year, and through the Economic Directorate offers a philatelic (and also numismatic) selection to clients worldwide. Vatican stamps are prized by collectors everywhere. As...
  • The Battle of Lepanto: When Turks Skinned Christians Alive for Refusing Islam

    10/08/2020 7:00:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Oct 8, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The anniversary of one of history’s most cataclysmic clashes between Islam and the West Earlier this week, on October 7, 1571, was the anniversary of one of history’s most cataclysmic clashes between Islam and the West—one where the latter finally crushed and humiliated the former.  In 1570, Muslim Turks—in the guise of the Ottoman Empire—invaded the island of Cyprus, prompting  Pope Pius V to call for and form a “Holy League” of maritime Catholic nation-states, spearheaded by the Spanish Empire, in 1571.  Before they could reach and relieve Cyprus, its last stronghold at Famagusta was taken through treachery. After promising...
  • The Battle of Lepanto: When Turks Skinned Christians Alive for Refusing Islam

    10/07/2020 5:56:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 7, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Today in history, on October 7, 1571, one of the most cataclysmic clashes between Islam and the West — one where the latter for once crushed and humiliated the former — took place. In 1570, Muslim Turks — in the guise of the Ottoman Empire — invaded the island of Cyprus, prompting Pope Pius V to call for and form a "Holy League" of maritime Catholic nation-states, spearheaded by the Spanish Empire, in 1571. Before they could reach and relieve Cyprus, its last stronghold at Famagusta was taken through treachery. After promising the defenders safe passage if they surrendered, Ottoman...
  • De Mattei: Lepanto: October 7th 1571-2020: The Opening of the Jubilee Year

    10/07/2020 7:54:19 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Rorate Caeli | October 7, 2020 | Roberto de Mattei
    De Mattei: Lepanto: October 7th 1571-2020: The Opening of the Jubilee Year Heaven and Earth are not as distant as we might think, since everything that happens on Earth is in the continuous sight of Heaven. In Heaven, which is the place of perfect divine liturgy, some anniversaries are commemorated and among them is the 7th October 1571, a special day, celebrating the victory of the Christian fleet against Islam at Lepanto.  That victory was a result of the courage of the Christian combatants who braved a ferocious and powerful enemy with the firm determination to win or die.  Many died,...
  • The Victory of Lepanto and the most Holy Rosary

    10/06/2020 8:46:37 PM PDT · by No.6 · 6 replies
    Catholic Restoration (.com) ^ | 10/6/2020 | JOSEPH PIO
    The Victory of Lepanto and the Most Holy Rosary by Rev. J.A. Rooney, O.P., 1892 Let us listen to the Angels of the Rosary. What do they say to us? “Take into your hands on this singular feast the joy-inspiring harp of the Rosary; play upon this harp to your Mother a new canticle; extol her power on earth and in Heaven, and repeat again and again the wonders of your loving helper (Responsory of the First lesson of the Rosary Office).” But why are the Angels of the Rosary so eager that we should play on the harp of...
  • Bishop Schneider: Catholics must be ‘militant Christians’, unafraid to shine like bright stars

    09/22/2020 5:25:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 22, 2020 | Paul Smeaton
    Bishop Schneider: Catholics must be ‘militant Christians’, unafraid to shine like bright stars ‘This is the characteristic of the Church on earth - to be a militant Church and not to have fear’ ROME, September 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Bishop Athanasius Schneider called on faithful Catholics to be “militant Christians” who are unafraid to “shine like bright stars in the midst of the darkness and of our perverted generation.”  “We have to be confident Christ is in our work, that He is the conqueror, and not be intimidated by these signs of the loss of the supernatural,” Bishop Schneider said...
  • Spanish Tercios: One Of The Greatest Infantry Forces In European History

    11/14/2019 6:18:11 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 24, 2018 | History Uncovered
    Spanish Tercios were considered by many to be the most dominant infantry fighting force throughout Early Modern Europe. Developed as a unit in the first part of the 16th century, they dominated European battlefields for nearly 150 years. Learn what made them so effective and what separated them from other powers that tried to emulate their success on the field of battle. Music: The Spanish Guitar in the Renaissance and Baroque. Spanish Tercios: One Of The Greatest Infantry Forces In European History | History Uncovered | Published on July 24, 2018
  • Catholic Caucus: The Pope, the Rosary and the Battle of Lepanto

    10/06/2019 5:15:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 10.07.19 | Kathy Schiffer
    n October 7, Catholics remember Our Lady of the Rosary.The feast was actually instituted under another name: In 1571 Pope Pius V instituted “Our Lady of Victory” as an annual feast in thanksgiving for Mary’s patronage in the victory of the Holy League over the Muslim Turks in the Battle of Lepanto. Two years later, in 1573, Pope Gregory XIII changed the title of this feastday to “Feast of the Holy Rosary.” And in 1716, Pope Clement XI extended the feast to the whole of the Latin Rite, inserting it into the Roman Catholic calendar of saints, and assigning it...
  • [Catholic Caucus] LEPANTO! "The highest moment that the centuries ever witnessed."

    10/06/2018 4:43:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 29, 1921 | Pope Benedict XV
    LEPANTO! "The highest moment that the centuries ever witnessed." Lepanto"The highest moment that the centuries ever witnessed." (Cervantes) We cannot but recall that four great Roman Pontiffs came from the Dominican ranks. Of these, the last, St. Pius V, won undying gratitude from Christianity and civil society. He joined together, after unceasing efforts, the arms of the Catholic princes, and under the patronage of the Virgin Mother of God, whom, therefore, he ordered to be saluted in future as Help to Christians, destroyed forever at Lepanto the power of the Turks. In this is amply shown the third quality...
  • POLAND: Millions of Poles prayed Rosary on the borders to save Christianity, Oct.7,2017

    10/11/2017 4:48:50 PM PDT · by Matt_DZ_PL · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11 Oct.,2017 | Paulus 4AD
    (click the picture to see the video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYf9MYG8P9E  
  • POLAND. Hundreds of thousands of Catholics pray Rosary at the borders (The Battle of Lepanto, 1571)

    10/07/2017 2:15:27 PM PDT · by Matt_DZ_PL · 32 replies
    France 24 ^ | 07 Oct., 2017 | AFP
    <p>Thousands of Polish Catholics formed human chains on the country's borders Saturday, begging God "to save Poland and the world" in an event many viewed as a spiritual weapon against the "Islamisation" of Europe.</p> <p>Reciting "Rosary to the Borders", they called to be protected from the dangers facing them. The episcopate insisted that it was a purely religious initiative.</p>
  • The Battle that Saved the Christian West

    06/09/2017 10:03:10 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 51 replies
    https://www.catholic.com ^ | November 10, 2011 | Christopher Check
    Americans know that in 1492 Christopher Columbus "sailed the ocean blue," but how many know that in the same year the heroic Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella conquered the Moors in Grenada? Americans would also probably recognize 1588 as the year of the defeat of the Spanish Armada by Francis Drake and the rest of Queen Elizabeth’s pirates. It was a tragedy for the Catholic kingdom of Spain and a triumph for the Protestant British Empire, and the defeat determined the kind of history that would one day be taught in American schools: Protestant British history. As a result, 1571,...
  • NEW BLOG: Top ten Battles in history (EVENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY)

    11/01/2016 7:22:18 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 34 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Kyle Weissman
    MAINESTATEGOP AND THE NEW ENGLAND ALLIANCE FOR LIBERTY AND FREE MARKETS PRESENTS A NEW BLOG  EVENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY BY KYLE WEISSMAN  We've had many history articles on our blog, The story of The Battle Of Lepanto being our best one, we've had many requests for more history related articles. So, we're presenting a new blog, EVENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY by our very own Kyle Weissman.  Kyle Weissman is one of our original founders of the New England Alliance For Liberty and Free Markets, He has been very very active in the free state movement in New Hampshire and...
  • The Battle Of Lepanto, The Feast of our lady of the Rosary Oct 7 1571

    10/16/2016 11:33:54 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 6 replies
    Last week was the 445th anniversary of one of the most important yet least known battles in world history...
  • Former Swiss Guard: My Most Powerful Weapon

    10/11/2016 10:34:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    business.cua ^ | October 7, 2016 | Dr. Mario Enzler
    On the liturgical calendar October 7th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. This feast celebrates the naval victory of the Holy League fleet at Lepanto which in 1571 saved Christian Civilization from defeat at the hands of the Ottoman Empire. Pope Pius V knew well the tremendous importance of resisting the aggressive expansion of the Ottomans and the certain consequences of defeat at their hands. The battle was a spiritual one and the existence of the Christian West was at stake, so the Holy Father called on the faithful of Catholic Europe to join him in praying...
  • October 7, 1571

    10/07/2016 5:23:08 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 22 replies
    October 7, 2016 | me
    The Battle of Lepanto, which saved Christian Europe from armed Moslem domination in the form of the Ottoman Turks. Don Juan of Austria, leading the Holy League against the Turks, was outnumbered: 300 Turkish galleys against 200 of the Holy League. Don Juan instructed all of his men to pray the Rosary prior to the engagement: the Turkish forces were utterly destroyed. Pope St. Pius V believed that this important victory was secured by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin. Thus, today is celebrated as the Feast of Our Lady of Victory and/or the Feast of Our Lady of the...
  • On This Day in 1571

    10/06/2015 10:57:42 PM PDT · by John Locke · 8 replies
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    Lepanto White founts falling in the courts of the sun, And the Soldan of Byzantium is smiling as they run; There is laughter like the fountains in that face of all men feared, It stirs the forest darkness, the darkness of his beard, It curls the blood-red crescent, the crescent of his lips, For the inmost sea of all the earth is shaken with his ships. They have dared the white republics up the capes of Italy, They have dashed the Adriatic round the Lion of the Sea, And the Pope has cast his arms abroad for agony and loss,...
  • Our Lady Conqueror of Muslim Hearts: The Virgin Mary's Coming Conquest Of Islam

    On September 11th 1683, Vienna was besieged by Islamic Ottoman Turks. Christians throughout Europe prayed the Rosary in the midst of a desperate situation. At Vienna, vastly outnumbered European Christian forces miraculously and wonderfully delivered a crippling blow to Muslim expansion into Europe, preventing a grim invasion of the continent by Muslim forces. 41,000 Christian forces (including 30,000 troops of Polish King Jan III Sobieski that Pope Innocent XI had called upon) defeated a 140,000 man strong Turkish army the night of September 11th over three centuries before the 9/11 attacks on the United States that were also caused by...
  • Where was Secular Humanism at Lepanto?

    03/09/2015 3:28:39 PM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 7 replies
    Tom Kratman ^ | 2009 | Tom Kratman
    Where was Secular Humanism at Lepanto? The moral of this story, this afterword, is "Never bring a knife to a gunfight." Keep that in mind as you read. In any case, religious fanatics? Us? We don't think so. We're not going to sit here and lecture you on the value and validity of atheism versus faith. We'll leave that to Hitchens and Dawkins or D'Souza or the pope or anyone else who cares to make the leap. One way or the other. Hearty shrugs, all around. A defense of the existence of God was never the purpose of the book,...