Friday, May 02, 2008

She sold her soul for a fairytale

From my inbox...

Would you renounce your Catholic faith to become a princess? Autumn Kelly did. And her Catholic mother approves:
“I think attitudes to things like that have changed,” she said. “Autumn is a very serious and intelligent young woman. She may be young, but she knows the world. And he’s a great guy. Isn’t that what counts?”
Uh, no, Mrs Kelly. What counts is eternal salvation.

(Kings and queens in England have to be Protestant in order to ascend to the throne, ever since the Act of Settlement of 1701)


Tom in Vegas said...

What a bunch of nonsense. I would be more accepting of this if it had been made on a matter of conscience. But when you do it in order to hoard wealth and power really says a lot about you

Shirley said...

If he truly loved her, he would have given up his claim to the throne so that she would not have to compromise her soul.

Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Yet another Brit going to that whore of Lucifer called the Anglican "Church" and for power.

Dymphna said...

Foolish woman.

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

I was very sad when I read this. If she had held onto her faith, perhaps she would have had a chance to change the law in England.

If the Lord gives her a long enough life, she will live to regret her decision. (Ask me how I know!)

God grant her repentance.

John Michael said...

Her mother summed it up best:

"She knows the world...."

John Michael

Sue Sims said...

Only just discovered your site, hence the late response.

Peter Phillips is not a prince, nor, indeed, does he have any title: his mother is Princess Anne, but her title is not hereditary (male titles are, sort of*, female ones aren't). And since he's only 11th in the line of succession, I think it's extremely unlikely that he'd ever come anywhere near the throne.

Dymphna: I don't see how she could ever have influenced British law, since the only way she could do that would be to be queen (or married to the heir) - and British law, as is clear from this post, excludes Catholics from marrying into the succession.

Some of the Royal Family have indeed renounced their right to the succession on marrying or converting to the Faith: Lord Nicholas and Lord Edward Windsor are the two most notable.

*They can't pass down the 'prince' title, but sons of princes normally have dukedoms, and their sons receive the honorary 'Lord + Christian name'.