Thursday, July 11, 2019

Jerry Salyer Reviews Conserving America?

Know Dixie, Know America

Not Today's BSA


25m Barricade Drill

The American Library Association Is Converged

The Federalist: 21,460 Attend Library Conference Featuring Workshops On Drag Queens And Queering Elementary Schools
At the American Library Association's annual conference, the nation's librarians learned how to circumvent community objections to events like Drag Queen Story Hour and other outrageous, taxpayer-purchased materials.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Freyr



3 Tips from Kyle Lamb

Clerics: Man Up

Their credibility is at stake.

If the hierarchy cannot even adhere to the norms of justice with respect to the punishment of sex criminals and those who assist them, how can its pronouncements regarding moral theological issues of justice be trusted? If the same hierarchy tells the laity that they should not pursue justice through the use of force, how can some not think that the hierarchy is merely projecting its pusillanimity and cowardice as Christian teaching?

The Ken Onion Story

Another Rendition of Shenandoah


Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Don Edwards

The Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life


Pope Francis names women members of consecrated life congregation

Pope Francis names seven women to previously all-male congregation

By his "progressive" action Pope Francis has highlighted how unnecessary much of the Roman Curia may actually be. While it may facilitate the growth and spread of certain religious communities to have them under the supervision of the patriarch rather than to the other bishops of the patriarchate, there are two questions that need to be asked:

1. Does this derogate too much from the authority of the local bishop (or perhaps, the presbyteral council)?
2. And are second millenium Latin religious communities and societies of apostolic life a good development in themselve, or do they exist because of a fundamental weakness of the local Church? (See the reflections by Fr. Gabriel Bunge on this point.)

Common Good and the Order of Charity

Beating a dead horse, the Latin bishops.

RC social teaching unmoored from the order of charity and a full understanding of the common good becomes easily changed into liberal morality and SJW activism. Let Latin bishops return to teaching the order of charity and the Natural Law before they talk about political matters.

CNA: ‘Never accept’ separation of faith from political engagement, Chaput says (also posted at CWR)

One More from VOCES8

Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré

POCSP, Ordination, June 29, 2019

Catholics of Nagasaki

Monday, July 08, 2019

Team Wendy

More on the Order of Malta

1P5: The Order Of Malta On The Defensive – A Rebuttal That Rebuts Nothing by Henry Sire

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

VOCES8: Lux Aeterna - Edward Elgar

Trooping the Colour 2019

The Eternal Anglo, Part 1

Controlled Opposition

Not even alt-lite... an attempt to play the middle (if necessary) in order to cede ground to the cultural Marxists and to work on a consensus that all true dissidents from the state must be repressed.

PCR on the Plight of the Working Class

Don't Expect Them to Be Consistent

Female Virtue

What is the virtue that is opposed to addiction to indignation and it's associated dopamine rush?

Heather MacDonald

Blade Show 2019

Saturday, July 06, 2019

USA Made Blade


The White Storm 2: Drug Lords Trailer


This Is Reality

This Civilisation is Finished: Excerpt

How Much will the US Way of Life © Have to Change? by Max Ajl

Propaganda for renewables: a critique of a report by Oil Change International by Brian Davey

The World Bank and IMF 2019 by Michael Hudson and Bonnie Faulkner

Diary of a Baby-Boomer Nobody by Patrick Noble
A different kind of childhood by Brian Kaller

A Grave Mistake for the Patriarchate of Rome

Sandro Magister: China Violates the Accord. A Bishop Rebels

Alt Lite

Matt Walsh at Baylor University On How The Left Is Taking Over The Culture

Bishop Ignatius Wang’s 60th Anniversary of Ordination

Archbishop Cordileone in choir.

L'Acte 34

The King's Letters 나랏말싸미

First trailer

More on the Maxim PDX

Monday, July 01, 2019

Feminism Is Delusional

What's Up, Doc?

The Latest Benchmade Product

Pilot Mountain Arms Operator 1911

Tactical Life interview with Brian Searcy

Tom Hardy

Looks like that Navy SEALs project for Netflix went nowhere; this may be a better project, except for the fact that BBC is producing.

Fast of St. John Maximovitch

Good for the Nephews?

LC on Marriage


Viking Tactics Knives

SF Operator

Franciscans in the Holy Land

The New Face of the Union Army


St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland

Crisis Magazine: A Tale of Two Jesuit High Schools by Max Bindernagel


Gettysburg Cyclorama 360º

Saturday, June 29, 2019

A Conspiracy of Dunces?

When will the Latin bishops of the West admit that their pastoral practices and modernization were mistakes? With the Latin churches in Germany in their current state, what credible witness can they give to non-believers?

L'Acte 33

Keira Knightley Has Been Busy

3 movies released in the last year or so...

More with Alienated America


Friday, June 28, 2019

Does She Go Far Enough?



Publicizing stories of marriages with a disparity of cult in order to advance a political agenda.

It Never Ends

More Franciscan Ecumenism

GS Responds to LAV

GS forum discussion and blog post


USAF the Reality

“The Air Force considers diversity to be one of our greatest assets.”
- USAF spokesman Maj. Nicholas Mercurio and Task and Purpose

Vox Day

Fix Your Posture

《掃毒2天地對決》電影主題曲 -〈兄弟不懷疑〉Official MV

Benchmade Edge Maintenance Tool


Sunny: Our Hearts Beat Together

The Japanese did a remake of a Korean movie, 써니. Probably not that rare, but it doesn't happen often. How does it compare to the original? SUNNY 強い気持ち・強い愛

Why Isn't Michael Bay Directing This?

Task and Purpose

Second Carolina String Band

What if Christians have been secularized?

via Byz Tx

Thursday, June 27, 2019


The (D)ebate, Part 2

Go to 1:00:00 or so.

Dreher on the first debate:

Paul Gottfried on the National Conservatism Conference


No More RDJ/Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes Movies?

Empire: Henry Cavill To Play Sherlock Holmes

"Light Came In (Power Went Out)"

A Complete Beast

I See HK

USASOC Best Warrior 2019

Will This Be Good?

The Current War

The Brion McClanahan Show Episode 240: Enough With Hamilton

David Bellavia Awarded the Medal of Honor

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Not a Surprising Development

Tonight's (D)ebate

Jump to 54 minutes or so for the start of the debate.

Cappella Romana 2019-2020 Season

San Francisco:

English LARPing

160th SOAR

7th Group

Mandolin Orange at the Grand Ole Opry


Clown World

Good Men Project


Rolling Stone: See Brooks & Dunn, Midland Sing Lively ‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie’ on ‘CMT Crossroads’

Cardinal Parolin Is Unfit for Office

Sandro Magister: China Is Persecuting the “Underground” Bishops Even After Death. Vatican Uneasy

Bishop Barron on the JBP Podcast

Byz Tx has it embedded. (Download)


Still Waiting for the Outcome of Curial Reform

It's About the Feelz

Expanding Its Collection of Japanese Dramas?

Asian Crush

Dabney on Fire: A Theology of Parenting, Education, Feminism, and Government

A review by Boyd Cathey: Dabney on Fire

Independently published through Amazon

"Eloquent Ambiguity"

Crisis: U.S. Bishops Approve the Pope’s Capital Punishment Ban by Fr. George W. Rutler

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019

Disney Girl Power

Once Again Speaking Beyond His Competence


CNA: In Naples, Pope Francis calls for theological dialogue with Islam, Judaism



Rethinking Ecclesial Structures

Crisis Magazine: A Proposal for Episcopal Reform by Jason Surmiller

Good starting proposals for the reform of the episcopacy, but I have disagreements with how the office of the bishop of Rome is handled. But this is a blindspot for Latins.

The Roman Curia should be reduced in scope and authority, limited to assisting the bishop of Rome only with respect to affairs pertaining to Rome or the patriarchate at most. There should be no principle of egalitarianism (or feminism) at work in the selection of those who can fill those offices -- women should not hold positions of authority or anything resembling a position of authority. As for matters pertaining to the Church Universal, this should be handled by a select few within the patriarchate of Rome and in collaboration with members of the other apostolic churches.

As for selection the bishop of Rome, the pool of candidates should be the Christian faithful of Rome itself, in so far as the community there can be stabilized and enduring. (I am guessing that it is not as transitory as the local churches in the blue megacities of the United States.)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Bishop Barron on JBP

Even though he has some helpful things to say, JBP is still controlled opposition, permitted to speak in order to draw people away from becoming real threats to the status quo.

CWR Dispatch: The USCCB Meeting, Jordan Peterson, and the “Nones”
It appears that the mere mention of the name Jordan Peterson is enough to send some on the far-left end of the spectrum into irrational conniptions.

Salvation is Through Christ

Roman Catholic Social Teaching Needs to Be Revised

George Weigel, Whose Republic? Which “Liberalism”?:

Thus the real-world option—the real-world imperative—was the hard work
of building and maintaining the moral and cultural foundations essential
to the liberal democratic political project, while playing good defense
against the temptation of the modern democratic state to impede that
reconstruction by using its coercive power to impose on everyone a
dumbed-down notion of freedom as personal willfulness or “choice.”

There is no reason for Catholics to uphold the "liberal democratic political project" as there is no such thing -- what Catholics are doing instead is upholding the state, which is the problem itself. The state is not an valid instantiation of a political community, nor can it be directed to the common good because of its scale.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019




A New Day in Hong Kong

Last Sunday:

The ant people can mobilize well if they put their mind to it.

The Witch Puppet Should Resign

But it won't happen.

L'Acte 31

Can Colombia Be Taken Seriously?

The Pastoral Problem of the Nones

CWR Dispatch: What’s going to bring the ‘nones’ back to the Church? by Matt Hadro

full episode


Tay Tay Has Taken a Side

in the culture war. Let there be consequences.

Taylor Swift Shames ‘Hate’ in Pride Month Song: ‘Why Are You Mad When You Could Be GLAAD?’

Carrie Lam Press Conference

HK Apple Daily
The Epoch Times
Hong Kong News Archive
Truth Media (Hong Kong)

infogalactic entry on Carrie Lam

Bushcraft Tools in HK

Someone Got the New Service Uniform

Trump: New Army Greens uniforms ‘were very expensive’ by Meghann Myers
NYT: To Stand Out, the Army Picks a New Uniform With a World War II Look
Army Uniforms
New retro-style Army Greens to hit the streets this year in phased rollout

Friday, June 14, 2019

建制派與行政長官會面 禮賓府外情況


Contemporary Jackets

Acceptable to Tanner Guzy? Not sure if these are down jackets but I don't care for anything resembling them. Maybe an [Elizabethan] quilted jacket or vest is more acceptable, maybe not.

New Sergeant Major of the Army

True Believer

LAV on Heat

Disney Star Wars


Eugene Stoner

More on the HK Protests

Downton Abbey Trailer

Thursday, June 13, 2019


Bad Habits Die Hard

"Battle Hymn of the Republic"? Still in use by the Union Army.

The New Order of Malta

Catholic Herald: Order of Malta leader bans Traditional Latin Mass

A Converged Military

More from CAPEX 2019

The MLK Jr. Sex Tapes

Unz: Martin Luther King, the Sex Tapes, and the New American Dogmatism by Boyd D. Cathey

Gotta Maintain That SJW Cred

CNA: New Vatican document says gender theory is ‘cultural and ideological revolution’

“Indeed, it cannot be denied that through the centuries forms of unjust discrimination have been a sad fact of history and have also had an influence within the Church. This has brought a certain rigid status quo, delaying the necessary and progressive inculturation of the truth of Jesus’ proclamation of the equal dignity of men and women, and has provoked accusations of a sort of masculinist mentality, veiled to a greater or lesser degree by religious motives.”
English version of the document
NCReg - Patti Armstrong

Scott Richert on John Lukacs

Crisis: An Historian and a Prophet by Scott P. Richert

Wednesday, June 12, 2019


CAPEX 2019

The Roman Rite in China

CWR: China, politics, faith, and the liturgical village: Cardinal Joseph Zen in context by Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.

China’s Catholic culture has preserved Western devotional practices that one seldom sees in Catholic homes today in the U.S. and Europe.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Friday, June 07, 2019

Textron Systems

From the Other Side

Point Shooting


Waiting for the inevitable SJW complaints to start flying...

Latin Traditionalists Doing Their Thing

Rorate Caeli: Three New Books in English by Roberto de Mattei

Including Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira: Prophet of the Reign of Mary.

Attachment to the aristocracy; maybe some TFP members have the manners appropriate to an aristocrat but what else do they do? How do they compare to Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira as a person?

A Confucian or an Aristotelian might say that someone who is kalos does not need to hector others to reorganize the system so that he is recognized as such; rather he will attract people to him and reform the system that way.

Piero San Giorgio interviewé par France Culture (en entier)