Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Communist Infiltration of Great Britain

Peter Hitchens tells the story for Daily Mail.

The Tsar Visits Valaam

via Russian Faith

Advance Squad Leader

Thinking of introducing the game to some youths in order to get them interested in something more "realistic"; is the scale of the game large enough for 3GW to be implemented? Does the game simulate combat and combat leadership skills sufficiently? Or at least better than a video game would?

Vox Day has recommended the Advance Squad Leader Starter Kit

Virtual ASL

Saturday, September 22, 2018

A Different Perspective

of the same homecoming parade of 3 Scots, a video of which was posted a few days ago.

Red Pill 101

The Big News Today

Vatican Press Office announces a ‘Provisional Agreement’ between China and the Holy See, the beginning of a process, says Greg Burke
The Provisional Agreement concerns the appointment of bishops. The Global Times today cited China’s Foreign Ministry, which denied the presence in Beijing of a Vatican delegation. China’s leadership appears divided on the matter. The goal of this “accord is not political but pastoral”.

The excommunication of seven illegitimate bishops lifted, the new Diocese of Chengde established for Mgr Guo Jincai

Card Parolin on the importance of the agreement between China and the Holy See on the appointment of bishops

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs unaware of any visiting Vatican delegation by Wang Zhicheng

Card Pietro Parolin also appears to have distanced himself from any imminent agreement on episcopal appointments. Mgr Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, praises China, calling it an influential power that respects human dignity and the planet. For him, the critics of the Sino-Vatican agreement are "a little minority", loud “but there are not very many of them.”

Card Zen on the China-Vatican agreement: Saying nothing in many words by Card. Joseph Zen Ze-kiun

Provisional agreement between China and Holy See raises many questions, highlights tensions by Christopher R. Altieri

The central question is whether the Church can trust this Chinese government, and whether Chinese Catholics can trust this Papal administration not to give away the store.

Steve Bannon Interviewed by Zanny Minton Beddoes

Holy Thomas More, Pray for Us

Beware the Allure of the Inner Ring by Anthony Esolen

"Beloe Zlato"

via Russian Faith

Friday, September 21, 2018

History Extra Interview with Peter Hitchens

The good war?

Crocker Pushing for Civic Nationalism as a Solution

Imaginative Conservative: The Late, Great USA? by H. W. Crocker III

Of course when I saw the photo accompanying the essay I thought of Charleton Heston in Planet of the Apes. A weaponized Zeroth Amendment has been used by leftists to destroy any sort of national American identity and to subvert heritage Americans.

But how can immigrants who do not share an identity with heritage Americans share the same patriotism as they do? Does Crocker think that civic nationalism can still be viable?

Burke Cannot Save Mainstream Conservatism

What has movement "conservatism" or the Republican Party conserved? Nothing. The essayist naively assumes that either of those two entities would be interested in adopting Burke. Only an alternative can protect legitimate traditions rooted in the Natural Law.

CWR Dispatch: Right by Nature: Russell Kirk, contemporary conservatism and natural law by Nathanael Blake

Human laws and institutions should reflect the order and goodness of God and His eternal law, which man defies at his peril.

Proclaiming the SJW Gospel Once More

It’s our duty to fight racism, Pope tells international conference

Vatican News

Did he ever speak out against racism in Argentina?

The Rise and Fall of the United States

VDARE: Michael Hart’s the RISE and FALL of the UNITED STATES An Indispensable History For The Historic American Nation by JAMES KIRKPATRICK

Also at Unz Review.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Seeing before and after with respect to action, judging means to ends, requires that the agent be relatively free from the impulses of emotion, which is tied to the immediate and the now.

Steve Sailer on a NYT Article on Community and (Geographic) Proximity

The Ties that Friend

Monday, September 17, 2018

Abbeville Institute: Fractured Federalism By William J. Watkins

Proposals to turn national programs over to the states are abound in Washington. The failure of federal programs over the past 60 years demonstrates that centralized solutions to local problems are ineffective. Federalism—the constitutional distribution of power between the states and national government— is once again on the agenda.

Sub Compact Weapon Prototype

Use of Cover

East German MPi-AKS-74NK

RMG Ep 30

More Catholic Feminism

Reads like it was written by a somewhat smart woman who thought she was as good as, if not better, than men.

Time to ordain women…or not by Mary Catherine Sommers
“Prophetic femininity” is the underutilized, even marginalized, power that the Church has to save itself from the present scandals.

Cultural Marxism?

How many Pharisees consider themselves as followers of cultural Marxism? Or are they following their own agenda, even if those two agendas have very similar goals and means?

UR: The Jewish War on White Australia Colin Tatz and the Genocide Charge by BRENTON SANDERSON

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The How of Us

Playing at Century Great Mall this weekend...


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Save O Lord Thy People

Let us pray that there be no schism between Constantinople and Moscow, that there be a conversion of hearts to our Lord and humility.


Cape Breton

There's a place I haven't thought of for a while... Celtic Colours 2018

FPR: Integrity, Cape Breton, and Nationalism by Jeffrey Bilbro

“Living with Integrity.” Comment Magazine has a new issue out that focuses on how liberal individualism has perhaps warped our understanding of integrity. Along with some excellent essays, it includes a conversation with Patrick Deneen. “Cape Breton Diary Part I: Forgetting & Remembering: Encounters with Three Traditions on the Edge of Oblivion” and “Cape Breton […]

Just Because a Bishop Said It

Doesn't mean it's true. Sacred Tradition does not encompass the understanding of particular historical circumstances nor historical analysis, and the Holy Spirit does not confer a special competence to bishops to do either task.

CNA Archbishop Chaput: When we forget faith, we forget our humanity In an address at the Faith and Reason Institute at Gonzaga University, the Archbishop of Philadelphia says loss of faith has a detrimental impact on three areas: sex, technology, and basic premises.

Did Augustine do the same in City of God? Was he wise enough to be able to do so well? Would it be better for bishops to refrain from doing so, unless they demonstrated extraordinary wisdom?

Friday, September 14, 2018

Steve Sailer: Financial Times on Thilo Sarrazin: Wow, Just Wow

German technocrat Thilo Sarrazin, author of 2010′s Germany Abolishes Itself, which sold an insane 1.5 million copies, has a new book out, much to the disgust of everybody except German bookbuyers, who have bought up 100,000 copies in two weeks.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

And why is that?

Excessive mobility, loss of human scale, community and etiquette and common mores, and ethnic diversity imposed from above.

The Loneliness of the Anonymous Neighbor By CASEY CHALK
Increasingly we don't know, care, or trust the people who live near us.

This essay has a decent start and middle but ends with some sort of "Christian posturing."

The anonymous neighbor, like so many other tokens of our time—the teenager whose closest friends are virtual, the single adult male spewing vitriol on the internet—is something we must resist if we want to live fully human lives. It may sound cliché, but neighborliness is one of the most American of qualities.

Good anecdotes to illustrate the problem, but no useful analysis or understanding of the causes.

A Better Response Still Needs to Be Written

L’Opzione Benedetto At The Teatro Eliseo
Talking Ben Op onstage in Rome with some journalistic heavy hitters

Benedict XVI & The Benedict Option
In Rome, a stunning endorsement of The Benedict Option by the Pope Emeritus’s longtime secretary

Does She Realize She Can't Give a Man's Perspective?

September 13, 2018 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Leah Libresco is the author of Building the Benedict Option.

Taxpayer Money Poorly Spent

Trailblazing female who became infantry Marine is getting kicked out for fraternization

SIG SAUER M17 Video Series

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Friday, September 07, 2018

Aileron Knife

Barry Dueck on Shooting Positions

Ideology at Work

CWR Dispatch: Why was Pope Francis’ comment about homosexuality and psychiatry changed in official transcript? by Jim Russell

Everything having to do with the current politics of “sexual minorities” revolves around the lie that homosexuality is completely normal and only “unhealthy” if it’s suppressed.


More Girl Power BS

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Platatac Lookbook

The Feminist Life Plan

Regardless of whether a woman considers herself a feminist or not. To Everything a Season

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

USAF Rebranding


I can't tell if this is for real.

Mitchell Kalpakgian on Jane Austen's Novels

Imaginative Conservative: Proper Matches, Romantic Elopements, & True Love in Jane Austen’s Novels

The author of the essay passed away recently -- Joseph Pearce on the man.

Tertio Millenio Seminar: A Theocon Project

Associated with the theocons of First Things, it is of course egalitarian with respect to the selection of faculty and students, and therefore feminist in practice if not in ideology; can this really be the epitome of Latin Catholicism?

Full-immersion Catholicism by George Weigel
As this Catholic annus horibilis continues to unfold, perhaps some good news is in order.
Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society
Tertio Millenio Institute


Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Final Fifty ZEV-Winkler Knives


Rod Dreher: Joseph Ratzinger’s Benedict Option
Reconsidering the power of Benedict XVI’s retreat into contemplative seclusion

Fourth-Wave Feminism

Fourth Wave Feminism: Why No One Escapes by JOANNA WILLIAMS
Today’s outsized Femocracy is more desperate and (self) destructive than its successful progenitors.

Monday, September 03, 2018

Greek and Latin and a Classical Education

The Great Gildersleeve’s Fight for the Classics by E.J. HUTCHINSON
The idea that we can appreciate ancient Greece and Rome without learning their languages was once unfathomable.


How many all-female robbery heist teams do you know of in the last 30 years? Apparently Ocean's 8 wasn't enough; Hollywood greenlit this one as well.

Air Strike

CGI looks worse than even Operation Chromite (and I really wanted to give that a chance). Did Bruce Willis get a nice paycheck for this? Will the movie do well with Mainlanders?

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Nullification and Secession

Abbeville Institute: Nullification and Secession: Solutions or Talking Points? By James Ronald Kennedy

Many of us in the South have maintained our faith in the Constitutional right of nullification and secession despite the efforts of massed, bloody, Yankee bayonets. But is the talk about nullification and secession an… »

History as a Leftist Weapon

History as a (Leftist) Weapon By Gail Jarvis
There is a tendency for each generation to assume its opinions are the ultimate correct opinions. But each generation’s beliefs are typically modified by succeeding generations. Unfortunately, societal structures are sometimes altered based on contemporary… »

Union at All Costs

Union At All Costs By Samuel W. Mitcham
A Review of Union At All Costs: From Confederation to Consolidation by John M. Taylor (Booklocker, 2016). Most of the time, finding historical gems requires a lot of work and often long hours of arduous… »

The Cornerstone Speech

Abbeville Institute: Revisiting the “Cornerstone Speech” By Michael Martin

Most mainstream historians point to the “Cornerstone” speech by Alexander Stephens as the clearest piece of evidence that slavery and white supremacy alone were the reasons for Southern secession. After all, most transcriptions show Stephens… »

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

A Fine Example of Catholic Lay Leadership

"A day late and a dollar short."

Ave Maria president amends statement denouncing ‘defiance’ of pope

Did he not have anyone read his first letter before he published it? And did no one in his administration or the board raise any objections?

Does It Talk About Feminism and Cultural Marxism?

I doubt it.

“Unprotected” documentary tells the story of Paul VI, the Pill, and sexual revolution

“Pope Paul VI was getting at the essence of what it is to be human,” says filmmaker Don Johnson. “As I try to show in the movie, the debate over contraception is really about the meaning of sex and the meaning of love, and that discussion is ultimately about the meaning of life.”

A Documentary on Chevetogne

Tactical Cleaver

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Lena Miculek

As the Church reels, is an even larger scandal building? by William Kilpatrick
As the gap widens between what the hierarchy says about Islam and what ordinary Catholics can see in the news or encounter in their own […]

AMU President Doubles Down

CNA: Ave Maria president denounces ‘defiance’ of pope by ‘conservative Catholics’

In effect, he is saying: "Conservative Catholics, don't bother to send your students to my university."

Archbishop Cordileone Issues a Letter

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Velocity Arms Glock Barrels

Rod Dreher on the "Clericalist" Crisis

Inside The Seminary Closet
A gay ex-student at a conservative Catholic seminary denounces culture of sexual secrecy

Larry Chapp’s Life As Liturgy
The loss of a sense of the sacred as key to the clerical abuse scandal

How To Groom Tame Priests
How seminary life trains straight priests to be ‘frozen’ in the face of sexually active gay priests

And an article on Cardinal O'Brien.
American and European Populists Are Talking Past Each Other by Paul Gottfried

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Farce That Was the 2018 World Meeting of Famlies

The swirl design on the chasuble is from the official logo for the meeting. (Any pedo imagery there?) This obsession with branding is making up for a lack of something.

Bishop Strickland Responds re: Archbishop Vigano's Statement

Diocese of Tyler

I didn't know we had a problem with unchaste heterosexuals in our seminaries

Oh wait, we don't...

A fluff piece from CNA designed to spin the current crisis. My confidence in that Catholic news outlet is lowered with each article.

CNA: How seminaries help men discern the call to chaste celibacy

As Expected

Pope Francis is not Christ standing in front of Herod.

Pope: ‘I will not say a single word’ on Vigano’s allegations of cover-up CNA

Bishop Robert Morlino on The World Over

full episode

Silent Sam

Abbeville Institute: A Battle for Western Civilization and the South By Boyd Cathey

On Monday night, August 20, 2018, approximately 200 to 250 raucous demonstrators gathered in a mob on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and proceeded to tear down the century-old statue, “Silent…

Christopher Altieri on Archbishop Vigano's Testimony Against Pope Francis

CWR: If Viganò’s “Testimony” is true, Pope Francis has failed his own test The testimony by Christopher Altieri

Archbishop Viganò offers is neither perfectly crafted, nor immune to criticism, but it is wide-ranging, detailed, and devastating.

Catholic News Agency: Wuerl denies he was informed of Vatican restrictions on McCarrick

Friday, August 24, 2018

Polish Paratrooper Kit

Good Suggestions for Reform

But first, the material needs to be prepared, and that requires paying proper respect to the requirements of scale for human relationships.

CWR Dispatch: Thoughts on reforming the Church in America by Russell E. Saltzman

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


I should follow Mr. C's advice but how many of these trainers put their resumes or military records on-line? How long before he is replaced by someone else posing to be the latest hottest thing?

James Burnham's Checklist

Are you a liberal?

Latins Have an Image/PR Problem

Bishop Oscar Cantú Named Coadjutor Bishop for the Diocese of San Jose
The Valley Catholic - August 20, 2018 By Liz Sullivan For just the third time in the history of the Diocese of San Jose a Bishop has been selected to lead the...

Sgt. John Chapman Awarded the CMOH

Steve Sailer Reviews Crazy Rich Asians

Taki's Mag - thread at Unz Review

Tuesday, August 21, 2018


The man who started the GWOT and created its American victims...

Combat Reload

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Best Thing about Crazy Rich Asians?

Kina Grannis


Bishop Morlino condemns “homosexual subculture” in the hierarchy by Joseph M. Hanneman

Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino urges “perfect hatred” for sin and a return to holiness; will preside at a public Mass of reparation for “sins of sexual depravity” committed by members of the clergy and episcopacy.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God

“Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God” by John Tavener

Neocons are Leftists

Neocons and Liberals Join Forces to Fight Populism by PAUL GOTTFRIED
Two big Washington think tanks have teamed up to defend democracy against an ‘assault on the transatlantic community.’

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Morning commute from Sacramento on Interstate 80 to the Bay Area is crazy. Too many people going too fast (75, 80 mph) without a safe distance separating cars. Stupid driving. If people are in such a rush to get to work (and presumably to leave work) because they live too far, what does that say about their quality of life?

Monday, August 13, 2018

Houellebecq the Prophet?

Houellebecq’s Incel Prophecy: The Alienated and Intimacy-Starved By PAUL BRIAN • August 13, 2018

Controversial writer foresaw the barbarities of the sexual marketplace that have left so many cold and dejected.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Evgenia Medvedeva

Boyd Cathey on Dinesh D'Souza's Latest

Dinesh D'Souza, fake conservative, fake American, has a new movie coming out, The Death of a Nation, in which he compares Trump to the savior Lincoln.

The Death of Historical Accuracy By Boyd Cathey

Thursday, August 09, 2018

The Old-Fashioned Art of Visiting

Mitchell Kalpakgian

Energy Slaves, "Hard Work," and the Real Sources of Wealth


"Say, that's a nice piece of bling you got there."

Where's the Male Version?

Implementing the Benedict option, from a woman's perspective... Does she recognize that the men have a role in building community that she is unable to fulfill?

As for the male version, something does exist, written by John Mosby...

‘Building the Benedict Option’: How skillet cookies can lead to community by Carl E. Olson

“The question,” says Leah Libresco, “is how do you leave room for your friends to meet their needs, to leave room for the Holy Spirit, and I think that’s the main thing, there are many ways to love our friends…”

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Wilson Combat Vickers Elite Commander

Paul Gottfried on the Alt Right

Charlottesville After A Year—As An Outsider, I Think the Alt-Right Far from Finished

A review of A Fair Hearing
Abbeville Institute: Lost Cause Myth or Yankee Propaganda by Lewis Liberman

Whether it’s the Civil War, War Between the States, the War for Southern Independence or Lincoln’s War, this extremely important period of American history continues to resonate powerfully over 150 years later. And with American Veterans… »

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Failing to See the Signs of the Times

One Lutheran pastor: Civil war served cold by Russell E. Saltzman

The financial shenanigans of the 1%? The populist reaction to identity politics? The war being waged by cultural Marxists and SJWs? The collusion of the deep state with the reigning duopoly against Donald Trump? He sees none of this?

Meanwhile, T. Beale talks about white nationalism and reiterates his prediction about the break-up of the US.

"Round and Round"

More from ORSM 18

Knives Parashear

Benchmade Puukko

Friday, July 27, 2018

Dreher Tells His Story of Leaving the Catholic Church

The Gift Of Kintsugi Christianity By ROD DREHER

Uncle Ted’s ‘Special Boy’
An interview with ‘James,’ a sexual abuse victim of Cardinal McCarrick

Today In The Bishops’ Reckoning
Straight fire from Catholics sick and tired of the episcopate’s failures

Bill Lind on Lt. Col. Marcus Mainz

The Latest Casualty of the Marines’ Surrender to Political Correctness by WILLIAM S. LIND
Marcus Mainz was relieved of his command, effectively finishing his career, in May.

Combox filled with comments by cucks.

No Longer a Need to Mince Words?

The Late Unpleasantness: Memory, Meaning and Understanding by John Devanny
The War Between the States is called by many names, the most genteel being “The Late Unpleasantness.” The low country districts of South Carolina, including the environs of Charleston, is the geographic origin of this… »

Good for the Benedict XVI Institute

CNA: Bay area project expands Gregorian chant instruction to children, teens

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Their Own Nation

The Southron’s Burden by Laurie Hibbett
Southerners confronted by Northerners touring our section are made aware of the difference in their speech from ours. They approach us speaking a form of English known outside the United States as “American.” We of… »

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Value of PhDs has dropped even more.

"But he got his PhD not too long ago!" A graduate education in philosophy is crap, if one doesn't expect any real learning to take place until after the degree is conferred.

Catholic philosophers also need to stop masquerading as theologians.

Desanitizing Christianity After St. Benedict and After Virtue by Gregory P. Floyd

Annie Staninec

Kyle Lamb

Sunday, July 22, 2018



Not really a cuck if he wasn't a conservative in the first place, but a subverter.

Public Education, Ben Shapiro, and the Trojan Horse in Our Culture by BOYD D. CATHEY

A New Biography of Dr. Warren Carroll

One man can make a difference

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Abbeville Institute: Nathan Bedford Forrest and Southern Folkways by Benjamin Alexander
There are many examples of heroism that illustrate spiritedness in America’s history. Indeed, the American Revolution was won because of the indomitable spirit of the Patriots and a growing unwillingness of the British to put… »

To Be Skipped

The abomination.

Because They Can't Leave It Alone

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Watched episode 1 of Godless and then skipped to the last episode. I don't think I missed much in between; of course the SJWs are crying that the series isn't feminist enough, even if they acknowledge that any [more] feminism would make the show rather anachronistic. It is bad feminist propaganda as it is, and a stupid story. The final shoot-out showed a lot of movement and exposure that would get one killed but I don't think the creators really cared.

More on the 100th Anniversary

History of Russia

Russian Faith: The Riveting History of the Russian State Told Through High Quality Film - Episode 1

Metropolitan Hilarion on the 100th Anniversary of the Martyrdom for the Royal Family
Archpriest Andrei Tkachev. A Hundred Years Later
Rare photographs of the Royal Family

The Propaganda Machine Never Stops and the Devil Never Sleeps


Mary, Queen of Scots

A feminist slant on the story of the two queens? With cultural Marxism in full swing, I don't expect any decent period films in English.

More of the Same

Simple Advertising

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018

White Genocide: Boer Delegation Comes to Russia Asking for Permission to Settle and Farm

3GW Resources

The View From Olympus: Resources for Maneuver Warfare by William Lind

Mending a broken heart

I was thinking about the question after recalling the claim that it takes six months to rewire neural pathways to change a habit; would it take that long to get over a relationship? It does seem that looking to change the object of affection might speed up the process. But is mending a broken heart more like a habit or a complex behavior-emotion feedback loop that requires more time? Obviously pining away for the other person won't help the process; but what can be done to accelerate this? Moving on -- changing one's daily patterns of behavior. Focusing on other things. What other advice do people normally give?

Not the 80s You Are Looking For

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Walker Percy

Walker Percy and the Gift of Influence By BRIAN A. SMITH
Far from atomized, our lives are indelibly impacted by others, as Percy well understood.

Dreher catching on?

Lega/Mateo Salvini v. Pope Francis... Christianity As National Suicide Pact By ROD DREHER

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

H.L. Mencken

The Strange Decline of H.L. Mencken By JOHN ROSSI
No American writer has wielded such influence. So why is he so little known today?

The Hypocrisy of the Establishment’s Democracy Crusaders by PAUL GOTTFRIED
They love to scrutinize Poland and Hungary for abuses; their own backyards less so.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Friday, July 06, 2018

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Enthronement of Bishop Milan

Vatican News and

St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Virignia

Who is the architecture responsible for the final design of the SSPX American seminary? (Cram and Ferguson had been commissioned but the firm resigned from the commission and I can't find any information on who took over subsequently.) It looks very similar to the design for Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, as both are Romanesque. Curious that neither order went with a Gothic design -- a more classical look for the United States? How is the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary assimilating to the locals?


Video: Inside tour

website for fundraising
Announcement of the new seminary project

Pharisees Gonna Pharisee...

Richard Henry Lee

Richard Henry Lee by Brion McClanahan

The Hidden Christians

Once hidden, the history of Japanese Christianity gains UN recognition

The Death of Virginia


Monday, July 02, 2018

Who will oppose the activism of the USCCB?

How long before the first Indian parents start agitating for admittance of their daughters to the South Asian cricket leagues in the United States? Or do they unleash their feral feminist daughters only whites?

2nd South Carolina String Band at 151st Gettysburg

Two years ago...

Will anyone bother to rebuke the pope for his handling of the intercommunion issue?

CNA: Bari archbishop says papal visit will focus on ecumenism
In Bari Francis to extend his push for an ecumenism of friendship

Larry Vickers Has a Training Tip

Shadow Systems

Another Attempt to Cash in on '80s Nostalgia

So who is involved in the production of this movie? The usual suspects?

The Last Warrior

Another mass media product about [white] barbarian warriors?

What Sort of Movie Is This?

Assassination Nation

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

CWR: St. Thomas Aquinas, Vatican II, and the “Benedict Option” by John Paul Meenan
We should all adopt some sort of interior ‘Benedict Option’, to ensure our souls are not conformed to this age, to keep our thoughts and motives as pure as we can.

Monday, June 25, 2018

How would the modern-day patriarchate of Rome respond

If the Aztec Empire were still around today? Interfaith dialogue? Issuing statements from afar?

You see the carnage that the empire wrecked upon others and you may conclude that punitive wars are right and just, maybe even wars of conquest. Maybe the Spanish conquest of the "New World" could have been handled better. If it were avoided, what would prevent some other group from replacing the Aztecs and then implementing the same system of horror? A Spanish military force to police the area? Coupled with evangelization by the Church? But otherwise leaving the natives to manage their affairs on their own?

He Should Stick to Chinese Philosophy

UNZ.COM NYT: Why should stupid people like Ann Coulter, Jordan Peterson, and Charles Murray have as much freedom of speech as a smart person like Ta-Nehisi Coates?
From the NYT Opinion Section: THE STONE The Ignorant Do Not Have a Right to an Audience By Bryan W. Van Norden Mr. Van Norden is a professor of philosophy. June 25, 2018 On June 17, the political commentator Ann Coulter, appearing as a guest on Fox News, asserted that crying migrant children separat...

Sunday, June 24, 2018

What is post-Temple Judaism?

One view... UR: An Interview with Michael A. Hoffman II by The Saker
CWR: Reuters’ misrepresentation of Francis’ remarks on Trump will fuel further distrust by Carl E. Olson
We need essential media coverage that can be trusted, but it’s increasingly hard to trust mainstream media outlets to do such basic journalistic work.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Own It and Suffer the Consequences

CNA: The Catholic Church's long history of resettling refugees in the US

A Beta Anthem?

Love the 80s but the lyrics for this song are too much...

A woman should do a cover.

Another Victory for Decentralization and Collegiality!

On papal flight, Francis says intercommunion policy should be decided by diocesan bishops

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Geneva

Continued Capitulation

Pope Says No to Women Priests, Yes to Women in Curial Leadership by Elise Harris/CNA/EWTN News
Women must continue to be promoted, he said, in Vatican roles.

Pope in Geneva: Real Ecumenism Puts Christ Over Division by Elise Harris/CNA/EWTN News
Lack of unity among Christians is not only ‘openly contrary to the will of Christ,’ but is also ‘a scandal to the world and harms the most holy of causes: the preaching of the Gospel to every creature,’ Francis said June 21.

AK-47 Type 2

FSSP Ordinations