“If the monarchy were made in conditions arranged by liberalism, our last religious and national resource would be lost. It is clear that the King would not have lasted six months and would not have been capable of doing anything good during this very short reign…..On the contrary, to maintain his principles and to wait the hour of God, this is to reserve for the future that which cannot fail to come.”
(Cardinal Pie, Bishop of Poitiers, quoted in Souvenirs Politiques, 1871-1877, Paris, 1905, p. 169, Vicomte Alfred de Meaux and referenced in The Comte de Chambord: The Third Republic’s Uncompromising King, Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 1967, p. 103, Marvin L. Brown, Jr.)
“…..the future that which cannot fail to come” will indeed come when Our Lord raises Henry V from the dead and reward him with title of the Great Catholic Monarch.
This quote from Cardinal Pie also reminds me of the saintly Archbishop Lefebvre, who refused to compromise with Modernist Rome, as he “would not have been capable of doing anything good” while being under the control of the destroyers of the Catholic Faith.