It has been a little over sixty years since the cause of sainthood for Queen Isabella I of Spain was officially broached. In 1974, her case advanced to the status of “Servant of God.” At that time, the investigation by Church authorities concluded that:
. . . a canonical process could be undertaken with a sense of security since there was not found one single act, public or private, of Queen Isabel that was not inspired by Christian and evangelical criteria; moreover there was a ‘reputation of sanctity’ uninterrupted for five centuries and as the investigation was progressing, it was more accentuated.*
As the years have passed and the Vatican II revolutionaries have corrupted every aspect of the Church, Isabella’s cause appears nil despite Pope Alexander VI at the time giving her, and her husband Ferdinand, the august title of Los Reyes Católicos. Nor would any real Catholic want Newchurch to complete the process, since such a scenario would be done not to acknowledge her sanctity, but for financial gain as money, no doubt, would pour into the dwindling Vatican coffers from the millions of devotees of the great queen.
Newchurch’s Con-anization process has been a tremendous scandal even by its own abysmal standards. Since the end of the Council, there has been a deluge of “new” saints, most of whom have been involved in liberal Catholicism. Three of the Conciliar popes – John XXIII/Roncalli, Paul VI/Montini, John-Paul II/Wojtyla – have been elevated to Novus Ordo sainthood to bolster the legitimacy of Vatican II and the changes which have come about in its wake most notably the abominable New Mass. It must be remembered that prior to the Con-anization of these Newpopes only two, over the course of the last five hundred years, were canonized – Pope Pius V and Pope Pius X.
About fifteen years ago, there was a renewed interest in Isabella’s cause. Yet, the usual suspects protested and the case was dropped by the Newchurch authorities. The opposition came from Jews and Muslims to Isabella and Ferdinand’s actions in the sovereigns’ expulsion of both groups from the Iberian Peninsula. Yet, their policy was more than justified as it was the culmination of Spain’s Reconquista which over eight long and hard centuries reclaimed all of the lands overrun and conquered by the Muslims.
In the Introductory Letter for Isabella’s cause of beatification, the signatories responded to the malicious attacks on the Holy Queen:
The intention is to inform and reassure the Holy Father
of the unanimous sentiment of the Catholic world
in confronting the denigatory world campaign organized
against this most faithful daughter of the Church and
most efficient promulgator for the Gospel of Christ.
To her action and inspiration is due in a great part the
Catholicism of the actual world as can be appreciated
by the attached notes.
Since Isabella’s cause was first opened, the anti-Catholic bias in academia, the press, book publishing, and the media has intensified to an unimaginable degree. Not surprisingly, Newchurch has enthusiastically joined in the assault on Catholicism’s past renouncing its supposed misdeeds and “sins” with all sorts of phony apologies.
While her sanctity has been unassailable, her temporal accomplishments, done due to her deep devotion to the Faith, have been unsurpassed by any female sovereign in human history. As the American historian William Thomas Walsh wrote:
[Isabella] changed the course of civilization and
the aspect of the entire world. The Church and
the world itself would be very different if we
erased from history the feats of Isabel the Catholic.
Nor is written history of the last half millennium possible without taking into account her stupendous deeds:
To understand a good part of the history of the last
five centuries, it is necessary to have in mind our
Servant of God as a first determinant cause and link
of an uninterrupted chain of events with historical
and universal imprint.
Her impact on the world continues to this very day:
[I]t is not possible to write the true modern
history, political and religious. . . without
taking Spain into account; Neither the history
of Spain without taking into account Isabel
the Catholic. The evangelization of America
only finds parallels and perhaps in some
different points of view is greater than the
evangelization of the Mediterranean peoples
and of the barbarian peoples of Europe.
William Thomas Walsh
While Isabella’s cause will have to wait until the imposters which now rule Christ’s Church are expelled, her life remains not only an inspiration for traditional Catholics everywhere, but her glorious reign provides the model for the restoration of Christian governance once the secular nation state is eventually dethroned.