Saturday, September 10, 2016

Who Will Remember It Next Week?

Jubilee for the Swiss Guard

That Trip to Sweden


Crisis: When Jesuits Ignore Papal Decrees by Fr. Cornelius Buckley, S.J.

Fr. Walter Ciszek Day

Revisionistic History

L.A. archbishop says American history needs a Spanish accent

Someone needs to tell the bishop that outside of dogmatic facts, a bishop has no divinely-given competence in history.
Chinese arrest Catholic prelate to stop him from taking diocese


Anna and Elizabeth


A Journey to Fullness

coming in October


Thursday, September 08, 2016

The Same as Latin Youth Ministry?

Fr. John Garvey on Philip K. Dick

A Real Gnostic Gospel

CST, Left Unclarified, Becomes Subverted to Needs of the Modern Nation-State

Or perhaps, more accurately, Catholic "personalism."

The common good becomes a principle for increasing state power, in the name of protecting the individual.

New video from Pope places human beings at the centre

Yes, the apparent indifferentism of the original video is a problem, too.

Who cares?

She's just the ambassador to Vatican City. And yet here she is putting her SJW credentials on display, just because a certain Catholic press organization was dumb enough to ask.


The First Episode of Greyman

An Interview with Paul Coughlin

Age of Shadows Trailer


Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Fr. Rutler on Martin Luther

Luther Looks at Islam (via Fr. Z)

Peter Hitchens on Russia

The Cold War Is Over (via his blog)

The Monastery of Varnakova

Can't miss this!

A New Guilty Pleasure?

Probably not... Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso (FB - photos)

Despite the eye candy the characters are more than ridiculous, along with the storylines. Has an intelligent telenovela ever been written? When will the SJWs in Mexico start voicing their grievances against telenovelas? Plenty of bad-think going on there.

Kyle Lamb on Mounting the Carbine

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

A Change of Wind in Los Angeles

Sexual Dynamics at Work

Teaching children...

The "nice" guy who interacts with children and parents, and submits to the authority of a female principal. Does he have the respect of moms and female teachers? It's unlikely that he would be sexually attractive to them -- even those male teachers who are more manly are constrained by the environment and the nature of the relationships he has with others. Does it imply that there is no respect? After all, he's just a teacher, no higher in status than a woman occupying the same role (and possibly lower), and most likely of a lower status than a principal. What respect does he get as a male member of the polis? That's irrelevant. Who would look to him as a leader, except for the children? Even if he exercises leadership over the other teachers, would that elevate his status among the women teachers?

It seems that respect is not the same as sexual attraction but these days, sexual attraction is a motivating reason for women to give respect. Or at least recognition of a man's charisma. Is it possible for a woman to do so without feeling a little bit of attraction? Is respect (or submission) more emotional than rational for women?

Alternatively, is genuine respect compatible with being "friendzoned" or put in the categories of invisible or nice men?

I would guess women teachers would not consider marrying male teachers because of hypergamy, unless they happened to be short on options.

It would be emasculating to be the subordinate to a female principal, unless somehow he could game her and therefore have some sort of directing influence on the relationship.

And there's always the possibility of suspicion that there is something off -- he's "too" friendly towards children or relates to them too well. Child abuse. Forget any sort of gift-giving and the like.

What about the "good" dad who copies mom instead of being dad? Does he create any attraction to him in his wife by doing the tasks of a mother, or carrying a child in a carrier? Would these even be good "beta" LTR traits? Again, this might be a question not of logic but of emotion.

Dennis Quaid Needs Better Roles