Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Clyde Wilson on Sam Francis

Eleven Years After His Death, Sam Francis Speaks On The Current Crisis Of The Elite

Leviathan and Its Enemies: Mass Organization and Managerial Power in Twentieth-Century America (Washington Summit Publishers)

Sam Francis on the Roots of Liberal Hegemony by F. Roger Devlin

Alternatives to Superhero Movies

As Marvel and DC continue to wreck their properties by oversaturating the market... what are the alternatives? Thought about a Strike Back movie, then I saw this article in EW from last year. The movie will probably have sex scenes like the Skinemax original series but if one can ignore those parts, the action sequences should be decent and the gunplay "somewhat" realistic.

How long before a stand-alone Justified movie?

Bad 70s Nostalgia?

IWI Tavor Sar

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Orthodox Scouting in the US

For the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross

on the Julian calendar...


Chiesa: Parolin to the Nuncios: No Concession with China

In the appointment of future bishops, it will be the Chinese episcopal conference that proposes the candidates. But on the condition that they also join the thirty “underground” bishops whom Beijing does not yet recognize, and that the bishops without papal approval be removed

"Is he Catholic?"

What is keeping these two together?

Anthony Esolen on Tats

The Body as Billboard

Just Because Hilary is in the Race

Their commercial has to feature girl-power? Ah, Audi. What an excuse.

Audi dukes it out to satirize presidential race

Audi Made One Hell of an Entertaining Ad for Tonight's Debate That Everyone Will Love A much more enjoyable 'Duel' By Tim Nudd

Ryszard Legutko

The End Of Liberal Democracy? by Rod Dreher

His website. Facebook.

Liberal Democracy’s Challenge to Freedom: A Conversation with Ryszard Legutko by Ryszard Legutko

The Dream of Having a Ramen Shop in Japan

Monday, September 26, 2016

Eastern Christian Books: Eternal Memory to Jonathan Riley-Smith, Doyen of Crusades Scholars

Eastern Christian Books: Eternal Memory to Jonathan Riley-Smith, Doyen of Crusades Scholars

The First Debate Between Trump and Clinton

She didn't tear off her human face mask tonight.

She did better than I expected, but did she convince any undecided voters?

More Imprudent Advice from a Bishop?

Encouraging young people to help refugees...

The Telegraph: Leading US exorcists explain huge increase in demand for the Rite – and priests to carry them out

Human Formation

Pastoral formation, according to Pope Francis -- as expected, an emphasis on modern casuistry. Vatican Insider

In connection with this I am reminded of "integral formation"... a name tainted by its association with a LC marketing tool.

Pope Francis on Formation of Seminarians

Metaphysics as an Act of Mercy By Brian Jones
Our frequent talking point, in both politics and religion, is that of mercy and compassion. All too often, what Catholics say about mercy and compassion is not at all different from the views of everyone else.

Msgr. Michael Heintz answers a question during a talk he gave last year on liturgy and vocation about discernment(at 57:30):

He says the greatest of John Paul II to the Church is Pastores Dabo Vobis on the reform of seminary education. The key element that he introduced? "Human formation" as distinct from pastoral formation.
He gives some examples such as organization and socialization skills. Now, given the state of Uhmerican parenting it may be that even among Catholics, children are not being raised with important life skills. How many parents have failed to raise healthy, (psychologically) balanced human beings? Being absent from the home surely has not helped the situation, and while we may be used to fathers being the "breadwinner" who labor far from the home in modern industrial societies, how can their absence not have had an effect on the maturation process of their sons?

How can there be just one path of human development for human beings, when the differences between men and women are significant? The "human formation" of men, especially for those who will ultimately consider the priesthood, must include the education necessary to teach them how to be men. Hence basic ethical development and character formation must also acknowledge sex differences. Holding people to a standard in social interaction, expecting them to apologize when they don't commit some infraction against the respect due to another or fail to live up to some standard, these are actions that men should do. But they should also be corrected when they fall into passive aggressiveness, or have been raised improperly to become "Mr. Nice Guy," being a doormat for others or avoiding all conflict out of fear.

How can a man be a spiritual father if one doesn't know how to be a father, or a man?


Greyman Episode 2

Alas, the movie itself is not a throwback to the past