As being a former Anglo-Catholic, my heart goes out on this day to King Charles I (Charles Stuart) of England, for on this day, he was wrongfully beheaded by the Puritan England! I believe him to be a martyr for the cause of Christ's One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. Was he a Roman Catholic? No. He was married to the Princess of France (Catholic) and was believed to be an organizer for the return of England to Holy Mother Church. He was an Anglican but who's churchmanship was truly Catholic in all senses except by Confirmation.
God rest his soul, and may he pray for us.
In other news, this is a picture of the new Archbishop of Portland, the Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample. Now THIS is what an Archbishop should look like! Also...note the MANIPLE and the GAUNTLETS!!!! (There will be a post sometime about the Pontifical Gauntlets)