French nobles give Bastille Day a royal ‘No’ – The Irish Times

July 15, 2013

According to The Irish Times:

Some 15 de La Rochefoucaulds were guillotined in the revolution. The present-day scion has a special fondness for Pierre-Louis de La Rochefoucauld, Bishop of Saintes… [who] would have been canonised, the duke believes, had the church not been intimidated by the government. “In France, the legal government considers that the revolution was a marvellous thing,” he says bitterly.

“If you go into a church, you see people like me. Chivalry was the basis of the old nobility, and the Catholic faith is the basis of chivalry.”

The duke sees the present government as modern-day Jacobins.

To read the entire article in The Irish Times, please click here.

Bl. Pierre-Louis de la Rochefoucauld-Bayers, Bishop of Saintes

Bl. Pierre-Louis de la Rochefoucauld-Bayers, Bishop of Saintes

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Also of interest:

June 17, 1793: Pius VI condemns the revolutionary concepts of liberty and equality

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April 16 – Martyred in the name of Equality

Love of Faith and country trump parental love

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