Saturday, June 27, 2015

World Meeting of International Conference of Catholic Guiding

Pope Francis received a group of some 230 participants for the World Meeting of International Conference of Catholic...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, June 26, 2015

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Very Little Credibility in the Public Square

The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, June 27, 2015

Patrick Macnee Passes

Patrick Macnee's website
'Patrick was a very dear man and I owe him a great deal': Diana Rigg pays tribute to her Avengers co-star who died yesterday aged 93
Patrick Macnee: The last great bowler hat-wearer
BBC News
The Telegraph
The Guardian and obit
Variety
CNN







Episodes of The Avengers here.

Peter Hitchens:

Farewell to the ultimate Englishman

I'm not sure I have ever enjoyed anything on TV as much as I liked watching Patrick Macnee playing John Steed in The Avengers, especially when Diana Rigg was at his side.

Here was an Englishman - funny, chivalrous, fundamentally gentle, yet deadly to his enemies.

From his obituaries, I gather that he was really like that. What a pleasant change it makes from all those actors, famous for playing noble roles, who turn out to have been secretly mean and nasty.

He also has measured praise for Mr. Holmes.

A Southron Speaks on the Flag Controversy

The Flag Controversy: We Did It To Ourselves by John Devanny

Bridge of Spies Trailer



Saw the trailer before Jurassic World this afternoon; I thought the references to the Constitution and war with the Russians were funny, given what happened this past week with SCOTUS and the continuing neocon antagonization of Russia. It's a Spielberg movie -- is he a true-believing Jewish Yankee?

St. John, Pray for Us and for San Francisco?

Suzana writes: Please see attached photos from San Francisco. We visited the Russian Orthodox community and Holy Virgin...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, June 25, 2015

Corporations Pushing the Agenda

Here’s How Your Favorite Brands Are Reacting To Today’s Historic Gay Marriage Decision

A total boycott is impossible? Maybe, but we must do what we can to starve the beasts.

America’s Jacobin Moment—Will It Inspire A Counter-Revolution? by James Kirkpatrick

National Review Interview with Matthew Crawford

World Beyond Your Head

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Spoke too Soon

about Texas? Governor Abbott Statement On Supreme Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Comprehensive Agreement

The Holy See and the State of Palestine signed a Comprehensive Agreement on Friday in the Vatican. Some 15 years in the...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, June 26, 2015

The full text of the Address of His Excellency Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States,...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, June 26, 2015

The full text of the Address of Dr. Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine, on the occasion...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, June 26, 2015

These are photos from the historic signing of a Comprehensive Agreement between the Holy See and the State of Palestine...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

Liberal Capitalism Destroyed the Republics

One explanation and illustration of how this happened -- Catholic Economics: Strangled Once Again by E. Michael Jones

Two by Russell Shaw on Spiritual Direction

Understanding the Place of Spiritual Direction
Why Not Spiritual Direction

The Rotting Corpse of the Constitution

Today's decision by SCOTUS on same-sex marriage.

Scott Richert: The Mystery of Gay Marriage, Solved
Aaron Wolf: After SCOTUS: Welcoming Apocalypse
Tom Piatak: A Judicial Putsch


Texas Rising was probably too much a Hollywood product, even if in many ways not politically correct; what do Texan patriots think of the miniseries? (videos)

Unfortunately, I don't think Texas will resist SCOTUS.

A comment at Vox Day:
Churches should shed the whole non-profit corporate model, pastors should be 1099'd as consultants or some other suitable vocation and we start private, members only worship services in homes or on private property. The 'tax deductible' model of giving is dead as far as the church is concerned. Give offerings in cash, create shell companies and dba's to hold any property and keep some 'legit' money on the books or in a bank account to carry out missions work. Pay a token amount in taxes. Minimal participation in the system is way to go. No organizations or entities of a 'religious' nature to sue. Keep slush funds for legal expenses in case Pastors get outed and charged with 'hate speech, HEAVILY SCREEN AND VET CHURCH MEMBERS. All worship and Bible studies are private, members only affairs.

Will Catholic moral theology allow for this?

Pope Francis with Fra' Matthew Festing

Pope Francis on Thursday had a private meeting with Fra' Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, June 25, 2015

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Waiting for the Official Statement from Pope Francis

Rorate Caeli: CDF reportedly confirms Medjugorje to be what we already knew it was

That Disappointment, John Roberts

Scalia Blasts Obamacare Ruling: ‘Words Have No Meaning’

Scott Richert: The Court Saves the Day--for Insurance Companies
Vox Day

And How Did the Original Version Work Out?

Democracy Isn’t the Problem: The Benedict Option Meets the Buckley Option by Andrew T. Walker

Seems like a clueless, knee-jerk response to MacIntyre and Dreher.

Rod Dreher Perpetuates the Yankee Demonization of the South

Following Ross Douthat... Loving the South

His version of white guilt.

"But taking it down is still the right thing to do. There is no getting around the fact that the armies that went to battle under that flag fought for a nation and a political and social order built on enslaving Africans. And there is no getting around the fact that the same flag was resurrected in the 1950s by Klansmen and other white supremacists, and wielded as a symbol of resistance to equality for black Americans."

After all, the Stars and Stripes could also be said to be the symbol of a political order built on slavery. He still doesn't get it, and it is not clear to me why he doesn't understand that his simplified version of the reasons for secession is wrong. Noah Millman is even worse.

Edited:
Tom Piatak: Don't Take Down the Flag
Aaron Wolf: The Battle Flag and the New Symbolic Logic

The Scholar Who Walks the Night Teaser

Get a first look into the upcoming historical vampire drama~ It's coming soon!Scholar Who Walks the Night 밤을 걷는 선비 Lee...

Posted by Soompi on Thursday, June 25, 2015

Matt Fradd: 10 Myths About Pornography

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fr. Schall on Martyrdom

On Martyrdom by James V. Schall, S.J.

Valeria Martano

She has a Twitter account. YT. She is also a member of Community of Sant'Egidio. Is her thinking representative of that ecclesial movement? More Catholic feminism. (See the link below from the Berkley Center.) What would Ivan Illich make of Community of Sant'Egidio and their peace-making activities all over the world (especially when its houses are initially founded, I assume, by "good-doing" Europeans/whites)?


Among the presenters of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’ was Valeria Martano, who teaches in the peripheries of...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Laudato si', l'ecologia integrale nella periferia di Roma

Related:
A Discussion with Valeria Martano

Valeria Martano, in a recent interview with Katherine Marshall, reflects on the differences between the formal and informal role of women in the Catholic Church and religious communities throughout the world.

Posted by The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs on Saturday, September 29, 2012

An intervention at a conference.

Presentazione Libri: Valeria Martano

The Norcia Monks Are Hiring

Fr. Z: Interesting job opportunity with Benedictines of Norcia

They aren't the only religious community seeking to hire lay people to act as directors of communications or development or the like... how long can this be sustainable? Would a localized economy for a monastery or religious community obviate such positions, despite there being no one "in house" who is qualified (i.e. credentialed) for such work?

Not a Priority for Her

And she probably has high expectations...

Find out what Park Ji Yoon had to say about this age old question: http://www.soompi.com/2015/06/24/park-ji-yoon-shares-why-she-hasnt-gotten-married-yet/

Posted by Soompi on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Recognizing the Reality about People

Vox and Dr. Fleming know that not all are capable of engaging in rational discourse. Dr. Fleming: "This poor fellow, like so many Southerners, thinks the attackers are rational human beings whose arguments can be defeated by rational arguments."

Would Dr. Fleming, in principle, support the use of rhetoric in dealing with such people and rendering them politically ineffective for the sake of the common good?

His essay: Put Out More Flags

Compare with Rod Dreher and those commenting at his thread: Driving Old Dixie Down. Is a significant difference in sociosexual status a major underlying cause of the difference in opinion? Counterfeit charity that is really just Yankee universalism seeking to impose itself on all? Being an excessive people-pleaser or not wanting to offend others is not the same as charity.

Religious With IPads and the Like

Consistent with the vow of poverty?


Turin, photo taken on the occasion of the Pope's visit to the Shroud.

What is the health of the Salesian order?

Some pics from Pope Francis' meeting with the Salesian family on Sunday in Turin. For our story: http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2015/06/21/in_turin,_pope_recalls_charism_of_don_bosco/1153127

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, June 21, 2015


Pope Francis meets the Salesians and the Daughters of Our Lady Help of Christians, in the course of his pastoral visit to Turin, on the occasion of the bicentennial of the birth of Don Bosco. Watch LIVE Now!

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, June 21, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Finally tried Sam's BBQ tonight; how do their babyback ribs compare to the pork ribs of Smoking Pig? I think there is more rub on the pork ribs at Smoking Pig and the pork ribs are more moist. One end (the larger, posterior end?) of the ribs was ok but it was a bit dry on the other end. Ah Fai said the hot link was not very memorable and I don't have any reason to doubt him. My nephew's hamburger looked well-done; I don't know if the patty suffered from dryness. I would go again to sample some of the other meats. I didn't get to hear much of the music tonight because we were sitting indoors; next time, I hope.

Steve Sailer on the Importing of Anglo Actors from Overseas

The British Invasion

OMGG Reunion Singles

An Uhmerican Prelate

Chaput, Romeri and the Battle Over Music in Philadelphia by Mark Nowakowski

Crisis Magazine, Sinking Again

Because a member of TFP knows better? The “Benedict Option” and the Barbarian Challenge by John Horvat II

It would be difficult to find a group or cult that indulges in fantasy more than TFP. American nobility? Don't ask the deracinated about what is required to defend civilization, which cannot exist without a rooted community. I'll side with John Senior over critics of the Catholic ghetto such as Mr. Horvat. It is unfortunate that Crisis is publsihing articles by TFP members, even if
only online.

At least there is this article: Norcia Monks Rebuild the Foundations of Christian Culture by R. Jared Staudt

How are all these Catholic webzines and websites doing? Who reads One Peter Five?

The Benedict Option: Not for the Faint of Heart by Eric Sammons

There will come a time when the money for these internet "apostolates" will dry up.

Some articles on Laudato Si':
Which Papal Document will Renew the Earth? by Christian Browne
Mixing Up the Sciences of Heaven and Earth by Fr. George W. Rutler

Sr. Nirmala, MC Has Passed

Sr. Nirmala, MC, successor to Mother Teresa as the general superior of the Missionaries of Charity has passed. May she rest in peace! Watch an interview with her here: http://youtu.be/IZcIw3sb72Q

Posted by The Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal on Monday, June 22, 2015

UCA News

Sister Nirmala Joshi, the first to lead the Missionaries of Charity after Mother Teresa, died Monday night, in Calcutta. She was 81 years old.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kim Ha Neul Filming for Three Meals a Day

Wonder how Lee Seo Jin and Taecyeon will react to Kim Ha Neul :D2pm

Posted by Soompi on Monday, June 22, 2015

Undoing the Papacy

VDare: Gun Control And Sovereignty–Pope Bashes Borders and Berettas

Dr. Josh Park

Counterpunch: Dr. Josh Park’s Courage at Fukushima by ROBERT HUNZIKER

One More War for Obama?

PJB: NATO-Russia Collision Ahead?

Keep an eye on Colonel Cassad for the news on the obvious breaking of the current cease-fire...

Female, born of Indian Sikh immigrants, and Republican

Who could have expected this? Nikki Haley, South Carolina Governor, Calls for Removal of Confederate Battle Flag

Related: A False Flag Operation by Robert Peters
See also Robert McCain and VDare

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Casting for This Could Be Brilliant

Or it could be stupid, putting someone like Scarlett Johansson or Charlize Thieron in the role of Ingrid Bergman.

AICN: James Mangold Considers SEDUCING INGRID BERGMAN


Richard Heinberg on Laudato Si'

What's our take on the pope's encyclical? Read it here: http://www.postcarbon.org/pope-francis-rides-an-encyclical/

Posted by Post Carbon Institute on Friday, June 19, 2015

A Surprise to Me

From another comment at Dalrock -- Play-fighting and straight talking: the new science on why dads matter
In Do Fathers Matter?, [the author Paul] Raeburn, a former chief science correspondent of the Associated Press, found that “researchers expected mothers to be the most important parent in kids’ language development because mothers usually spend more time with their children, but it turned out that the opposite was true. The science shows a clear correlation between fathers and language development.
I, too, would have thought that women would have a significant role to play in language development, given the time they spend with infants and how talkative they are in general.

The explanation? From the Washington Post review (since the article in The Times is subscription only):

In the arena of early childhood, Raeburn looks at research on children’s language development in middle-class and poor families. There, fathers are not only important — they are more important than moms. How so? Mothers in these families typically spend more time with the children, which allows them to use words the kids already know. Since fathers are less attuned, they use broader vocabulary, which stimulates learning. The same holds true when dads put kids in unfamiliar situations, encouraging creative problem-solving.

webpage 
Macmillan
NYT

Art of Manliness: Podcast #119: Why Fathers Matter With Paul Raeburn


For Your Marriage
Dads Who Diaper interview
Do Fathers Matter? An Exchange with Paul Raeburn by Deborah Siegel



On Point with Tom Ashbrook
Breakpoint
The Brian Lehrer Show

Something Opportune for Father's Day

Dalrock: Only if he finds a better woman than his mother and grandmother

Something to supplement this post about Inside Out.

Novaseeker has some good observations:
I’ve seen this with my own son. He has no issues listening to me and getting along with me as a father. He does what I ask (maybe not that very second, but he does it in the next period of time), and we don’t really have fights or friction. But with his mother, it’s a totally different story, because she tries to parent him like he’s still a small child – lots of control, lots of micromanagement, lots of lecturing. This doesn’t work at all with a teenage boy – at least not in most cases. You need to set the tone and set the expectations, and have accountability if they are not met, but you can’t micromanage, and, as a woman at least, you can’t bully. They will make mistakes, and they will suffer the consequences of those mistakes – that is a part of the process of growing up. Many women seem very hard-pressed to deal with teenage boys who are more masculine (boisterous, pushy, pushing boundaries, etc.), as compared with the more compliant feminine type of boy. I don’t think they realize very well that their ability to parent differs when the kid is 16 from when the kid is 6. You can’t just “take stuff away” as a punishment and expect the same results you got when they were 6. It’s like there’s only one tool in the parenting toolbox or something.

I’ve seen this with my own son. He has no issues listening to me and getting along with me as a father. He does what I ask (maybe not that very second, but he does it in the next period of time), and we don’t really have fights or friction. But with his mother, it’s a totally different story, because she tries to parent him like he’s still a small child – lots of control, lots of micromanagement, lots of lecturing. This doesn’t work at all with a teenage boy – at least not in most cases. You need to set the tone and set the expectations, and have accountability if they are not met, but you can’t micromanage, and, as a woman at least, you can’t bully. They will make mistakes, and they will suffer the consequences of those mistakes – that is a part of the process of growing up. Many women seem very hard-pressed to deal with teenage boys who are more masculine (boisterous, pushy, pushing boundaries, etc.), as compared with the more compliant feminine type of boy. I don’t think they realize very well that their ability to parent differs when the kid is 16 from when the kid is 6. You can’t just “take stuff away” as a punishment and expect the same results you got when they were 6. It’s like there’s only one tool in the parenting toolbox or something.

Related: New book by F. Roger Devlin
The folks at Resilience are open-minded enough to post the encyclical by Pope Francis.