Showing posts with label Francisco Franco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Francisco Franco. Show all posts

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Vatican Won’t Stop Marxists From Erasing Spain’s Glorious History — Franco’s Bones to be Disturbed by Vengeful Government

The bones of the Caudillo now rest in the Benedictine-administered Memorial "Valle de los Caidos" northeast of Madrid

Vatican City ( The Vatican will not oppose the reburial of the remains of the former savior of Spain, Francisco Franco. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke confirmed on Tuesday night. Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin had spoken on Monday with Spain's vice-prime minister Carmen Calvo, among other things, the controversial question of moving the “Caudillo”. That was what Calvo had said after meeting journalists. Spain's socialist government wants to prevent a possible transfer of the tomb of dictator Francisco Franco (1892-1975) in the Madrid Almudena Cathedral.

The Vatican refuses to oppose the reburial, "if the competent authorities should decide", Cardinal Parolin said. Parolin did not comment on a possible new burial place.

In the search for a new resting place, a common solution can be found. Spain's government must also remain in conversation with the family of the former dictator, said Burke.

The bones of the Spanish dictator are buried in the Benedictine-administered Memorial "Valle de los Caidos" northeast of Madrid. From there, the family members want to transfer them to the tomb of the capital's cathedral, if they do not succeed in preventing the exhumation.

The Caidos Memorial in the Sierra de Guadarrama also includes the architecturally impressive basilica with Franco's tomb. The dictator had them built during his lifetime. He prompted the construction of the monument to bury and honor the soldiers of the Civil War (1936-1939) fallen "for God and Spain.”

In a crypt are the bones of tens of thousands of soldiers. Many of them were buried anonymously. But not all were Franco followers. Among the dead are thousands of republican war victims. Many of are inspired by Communist ideologies who despise God and Spain to feel this as a humiliation to this day because of the neighboring Franco grave. They are ingrates who have no appreciation for Franco’s sacrifice to save Spain then from the Communist menace.

Trans: Tancred

Monday, July 2, 2018

Communist Government in Spain Wants to Remove Franco’s Remains — Church’s Pathetic Response

Spain’s New Prime Minister intends to remove remains from the Valley of the Fallen this month

 The Archdiocese of Madrid has warned the Spanish government against plans to exhume the remains of the country’s late dictator, General Francisco Franco, without obtaining agreement from interested parties. “We want a solution which helps build a peaceful country,” said Rodrigo Pinedo Texidor, archdiocesan communications director, noting that the archdiocese is not for or against the removal of Franco’s remains

 “We are against moves which don’t have his family’s consent and don’t consider what the Church has to say,” he told Catholic News Service after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez confirmed plans to remove the remains from a state mausoleum at the Valley of the Fallen, near Madrid, by the end of July.


Monday, June 27, 2011

More remnants of Catholic Spain in pictures:

Notice the symbol to the left of the street sign. The "yoke and arrows" of Spain:

The street of the "Heroes of the Alcazar":

Plaque of General Franco street defaced by enemies of Spain:

Who were the "Heroes of the Alcazar?"

During the Spanish Civil War, Coronel José Moscardó Ituarte held the building against overwhelming Spanish Republican forces in the Siege of the Alcázar. The incident became a central piece of Spanish Nationalist lore, especially the story of Moscardó's son Luis. The Republicans took 16-year old Luis hostage, and demanded that the Alcázar be surrendered or they would kill him. Luis told his father, "Surrender or they will shoot me." His father replied, "Then commend your soul to God, shout 'Viva Cristo Rey' and die like a hero."

A remnant of a Catholic Spain

Recently one of our Eponymous Flower correspondents traveled to Avila, Spain, birthplace of Queen Isabel the Catholic, St. Theresa of Jesus, St. John of the Cross, and St. Peter of Alcantara. Since the evil socialist government of Jose Luis Zapatero came to power in 2004, little by little monuments which commemorate General Francisco Franco, the victory of Spain over communism, and the martyrs of the Red Terror have been removed. In 2007, the Spanish government mandated the removal of these monuments by law under "La ley de memoria histórica." In many places street names having to do with the Catholic side during the war have been changed to generic names. Nevertheless, if you really search you can still find many monuments to Franco and Catholic Spain. The execution of the removal of the plaques and monuments is left up to the municipalities. Some areas of Spain with a conservative majority have rebelled and quietly left the monuments and plaques as they are. Here is one such plaque that can still be found in Avila. We will leave the exact location of this plaque a secret so that Zapatero's henchmen do not disturb it.

Here is the English translation of the plaque:

"Franco 1936-1938
In this city, birthplace of Saint Theresa of Jesus and capital of the Province which saw the birth of the great Queen Isabel the Catholic, no offense against the morals of Christ will be tolerated under any pretext.

Avila is loyal and will not betray those who gave their lives for God and for Spain during this glorious crusade.

Avila- May 1941 Up with Spain! Long live Christ the King!"

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Snow did not stop thousands of people from attending Mass at the Valle de los Caídos

(El Escorial, Spain) Spanish Catholics continue to celebrate Mass in the lot adjacent to the Valle de los Caídos as protest against the closing of the Basilica. According to sources in the Civil Guard, 1,500 cars passed through the vicinity despite the snow that filled the parking lot and sub-zero temperatures during the open-air Mass. The following pictures show the Mass on December 5th, 2010:

Translated from the following site:

Related, from the earlier story, here.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The 20th of November is synonymous with Spanish Catholic Patriotism

"The 20th of November is synonymous with

Spanish Catholic Patriotism"

by Jose Luís Corral

Translated from issue #640 of the Siempre P'alante magazine.

Since the death of the last Catholic head of state, Francisco Franco, on November 20th, 1975, the 20th of November has become synonymous with Catholic Spain. Every year throughout the peninsula the anniversary of Franco's death, which also coincides with the death of Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera in 1936, is commemorated.

On a national level, the memorial services in the Valle de los Caidos and the Plaza de Oriente have served as a testimony to the world that Catholicism is not dead in Spain. However, the enemies of God and Spain, have tried to suppress these celebrations and, unfortunately, have had success in doing so.

The attacks on the Valle de Los Caidos culminated with the nefarious “Law of Historical Memory” which prohibits anyone from entering the Basilica grounds with any political or religious regalia. Not only that, but this law has effectively barred visitors from seeing the the largest and most significant architectural monument of the twentieth century. Despite the persecution, due to the heroic resistance of the Benedictine Community that is adjacent to the Basilica, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered outdoors on the grounds near the Basilica.

Due to the prohibition of Mass in the Basilica, the Francisco Franco Foundation has been forced to move their yearly Traditional Latin Mass to the Church of Santa Gema in Madrid at 8:30 p.m.

On the same day the traditional “Christ the King” dinner, which is organized by the Movimiento Católico Espanol and the Acción Juvenil Española, will take place at the Hotel Mayorazgo near Gran Via and Plaza España in Madrid.

On Sunday the 21st the Nation Confederation of Veterans gathering in the Plaza de Oriente will feature speakers such as Blas Piñar as well as patriotic hymns and marches.

The weekend events will conclude with a dinner organized by Fuerza Nueva in the Hotel Centro Norte, near Chamartín Station in Madrid.