Otto Habsburg, RIP
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(07-07-2011, 07:24 PM)mikemac Wrote:
(07-04-2011, 04:37 PM)Augstine Baker Wrote: I'm sure that even DK will appreciate the Archduke punching out Ian Paisley

Otto von Habsburg punched out Ian Paisley?  Literally?  Is it captured on video?  :)

I'm sure you mean verbally or with an article, right?  I would like to see that too if it's available.

No, he means quite literally. I can't find any video of the actual 'decking', but I remember it quite vividly from newspaper articles. I wrote HIRH Otto and congratulated him. He replied that he was only doing what his Family and House had been doing for centuries: defending the Church.
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(07-07-2011, 07:28 PM)mikemac Wrote:
(07-05-2011, 05:52 PM)jovan66102 Wrote: He was my youngest daughter's godfather. He will be sorely missed on many levels. R+I+P  :pray: :pray: :pray: Eternal Memory!

Wow.  Really?  So are you a member of the Habsburg Royal family jovan?   

Nah, but my Weismiller ancestors were Imperial subjects. When my daughter was born I asked HIRH and his gracious Consort to be Sponsors (by proxy) and they agreed. Nothing special. I'm sure they were godparents to hundreds of children for the same reason.
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(07-09-2011, 04:31 PM)jovan66102 Wrote: Nah, but my Weismiller ancestors were Imperial subjects. When my daughter was born I asked HIRH and his gracious Consort to be Sponsors (by proxy) and they agreed. Nothing special. I'm sure they were godparents to hundreds of children for the same reason.

Fascinating story, Jovan.

Thanks for sharing.
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(07-09-2011, 04:28 PM)jovan66102 Wrote:
(07-07-2011, 07:24 PM)mikemac Wrote:
(07-04-2011, 04:37 PM)Augstine Baker Wrote: I'm sure that even DK will appreciate the Archduke punching out Ian Paisley

Otto von Habsburg punched out Ian Paisley?  Literally?  Is it captured on video?  :)

I'm sure you mean verbally or with an article, right?  I would like to see that too if it's available.

No, he means quite literally. I can't find any video of the actual 'decking', but I remember it quite vividly from newspaper articles. I wrote HIRH Otto and congratulated him. He replied that he was only doing what his Family and House had been doing for centuries: defending the Church.

From http://www.insidethevatican.com/articles...bsburg.htm
"A memorable incident captures Archduke Otto in the quintessentially Habsburg role as defender of the pope. When Pope John Paul II visited Strasbourg to address the European Parliament in 1988, he had barely begun to speak when a parliamentarian from Northern Ireland -- the anti-Catholic extremist Rev. Ian Paisley -- jumped up shouting that John Paul was the anti-Christ, while unfurling a banner proclaiming the same message. In almost the same instant, Bavarian parliamentarian Otto von Habsburg was on his feet and down the aisle, grabbing the banner from Paisley's hand and, with several others, escorting him out of the chamber."

It would be nice to see a video of it.  I found this interesting too.  It proves that masons have been at this for decades.

"When Emperor Karl was in exile, representatives of the same Freemasonry that had engineered his downfall offered to engineer his re-instatement, if he would agree to give them control in just two areas -- the education of children and laws regarding marriage. Karl, of course, refused."

This is a good page on Otto's father Ven. Emperor Karl I of Austria and Empress Zita.  It gives a different outlook on WW 1. 
It looks like Emperor Karl followed the Catholic social teachings of Distributism from the paragraph below.
http://catholicism.org/karl-hapsburg.html

"It produced great deprivations on the home front. The poor were especially hard hit. In his capital of Vienna, Karl ordered that carriages and coaches of the imperial court be used to deliver coal to them. Further, he established a new Ministry of Social Welfare in his cabinet and gave its portfolio to the redoubtable Msgr. Ignaz Seipel, an apostle of reforms based on Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum and other papal social encyclicals. Karl also acted to restructure the Empire politically along federalist lines. Establishment of a kind of United States of Greater Austria was his aim. In a manifesto of October 16, 1918, he ordered each ethnic group in the Imperial Parliament to caucus and draw up a plan for the government of its portion of the Empire. These were excellent and desirable moves. However, powerful forces were working against Karl, forces within the West itself, forces which had their agents even inside the Empire."
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