Saturday, December 12, 2015

Our Lady of Guadalupe and American Catholics

The Challenge of Our Lady of Guadalupe by Bishop Robert Barron
"I am the ever Virgin Mary, Mother of the True God." In so saying, the Lady of Tepeyac was actively de-throning and de-legitimizing any false claimant to that title.


Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of all the Americas, but who identifies with her the most strongly? The children of the Aztecs and the nations that suffered under them and of the Spanish who settled in Mexico, the new Mexican nation? Do the other Ibero-American nations have as strong a devotion? (Or are they more likely to acquire it if they immigrate to the United States?)

The United States has its own patron, the Immaculate Conception. (I say this instead of: The United States have their own patron. Although the U.S. bishops made their choice in 1847, still I think it is likely that their mindset was more nationalist than federalist.) Do the "indigenous" peoples of the land that is now of the United States identify with Juan Diego and the appearance of the Virgin Mary to him?

What is the relationship of the United States to the rest of the Western Hemisphere? Given the link of the cult of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Mexican nationalism, is it wise for a Latin bishop in the United States to encourage non-Mexican Roman Catholics to cultivate a devotion to her? Is such a move fairly regarded as a move towards Hispanicization (or Mexicanization) of American Catholic culture? Is it possible for the possession of a common religion to eliminate differences in ethnic identity and culture? I don't believe so.

Fr. Jacek Międlar

CWR: The priest who is the new face of Polish nationalism
Last month, Fr. Jacek Międlar gave a controversial speech before a cheering crowd of thousands during Poland’s Independence Day rally.

The Tuttles with AJ Lee at the Freight in January

So honored to be returning to the Freight & Salvage on Saturday, Jan. 2!

Posted by The Tuttles with A.J. Lee on Thursday, December 3, 2015

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

A Positive Revew But a SJW One

It's Choi Min-sik with a gun, versus a scores-of-Japanese-soldiers-slaying mountain god in Park Hong-joon's historical...

Posted by TwitchFilm on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Abbeville Institute Podcast Episode 3

here

Two from Kirkpatrick Sale

“To the Size of States There Is a Limit”: Measurements for the Success of a State
What was the Confederacy after all?

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Interesting Art...


On November 27, during the 20th Asia-Pacific Congress in Taiwan, officials of the Pontifical Council for the Family...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, December 6, 2015

During his recent visit to Taiwan, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, met with 120 students of the Faculty of Theology in Taipei.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, December 6, 2015

The President of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Archibishop Vincenzo Paglia took part of the 20th Asia-Pacific...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, December 5, 2015

Play Diplomacy...

Pope Francis on Monday accepted the letters of credence from the new Ambassador to the Holy See from Peru, Maria Elvira velasquez Rivas-Plata.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, December 7, 2015

A Thaw...

South Korea's Catholic Church announced on Monday it had reached agreement with North Korea to send priests there on "a regular basis."

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, December 7, 2015

The Extraordinary Jubilee Begins at St. Peter's

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Tuesday morning to open the Jubilee of Mercy.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica.#JubileeofMercy #PopeFrancisShare!!

Posted by Jubilee of Mercy on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Pope Francis opened the Holy Door at St. Peter's Basilica on Tuesday, inaugurating the Holy Year of Mercy.See our...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Tuesday morning to open the Jubilee of Mercy.See our story at the link: http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2015/12/08/pope_francis_opens_holy_door_at_st_peters_basilica/1192816

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

On Tuesday, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pope Francis solemnly inaugurated the...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Pope Francis presides at Mass on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with the Opening of the Holy Door for the inauguration of the Holy Year of Mercy. Watch LIVE now!

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Photos of Benedict XVI

Pope Francis greets Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI as he enters St. Peter's Basilica.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Pope Francis greeted Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Basilica when he opened the Holy Door, beginning the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Ip Man 3 Trailer

We have a new trailer for IP MAN 3, and well... there's a lot of punching going on in it!

Posted by TwitchFilm on Friday, December 4, 2015

If the Trailer is Bad, What About the Movie?

No news about this sequel is indicative of bad news apparently...

A sequel to CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON? With Michelle Yeoh, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, and directed by Yuen Woo-ping? Sounds awesome, right? Ehm... here is the trailer. See (and hear) for yourself.

Posted by TwitchFilm on Monday, December 7, 2015

The Jubilee of Mercy

Beings today. Official website and FB page

Bull: Misericordiae Vultus
Full text: Pope Francis’s Year of Mercy letter

Dives in Misericordia (Lt)
On the fiftieth anniversary of the closing of Vatican II


Pope Francis mentions the contrast between (divine) justice or righteousness and (divine) mercy, and an opposition between law and mercy (or love) that may not be necessary, if one has a different definition of righteousness, by which it is a synonym for God's love, then this opposition between justice and mercy disappears... Is Pope Francis trying to formulate some some sort of Latin version of oikonomia? Is this his pastoral program? Does he think that ecclesiastical law constricts, not simply that he should not "judge" people harshly but make available to them God's mercy by relaxing ecclesiastical discipline as much as possible? (A reappearance of the debates probalism and casuistry?)

But charity is the highest law of the Church, binding not only on bishops but on all of the Christian people. Charity cannot respond to obstinance in sin improperly -- this is not a matter of "justice" as if it were merely a human law, but of giving the appropriate response in accordance with a divine standard.

The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Robert Sarah, said to...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, December 7, 2015

There's just one day to go until Pope Francis opens the Holy Door at St Peter’s Basilica which officially opens the...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, December 7, 2015

Monday, December 07, 2015

New Jane Got a Gun Trailer



Subdued girl-power Western?

Too Feeble a Response?

"The Church of Christ is a divine-human institution which the Holy Spirit keeps alive and inspires throughout the ages....

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, December 4, 2015

Rod Dreher, from Crunchy Con

to cuckservative? He's wrong on the Constitution, religious freedom, immigration, and on conservatism: Trump Trashes Religious Freedom - His proposal to ban all Muslims entering US is appalling. Even though he criticizes SJWs, so far as I've read his writing, he's always tried to pass himself off as a "moderate."

A man with apparently a weak (or no) grounding in the science in politics and the Natural Law shouldn't be writing about politics.



Sunday, December 06, 2015