Saturday, January 12, 2019
Veteran Community Organizer Named as Jesuits West’s New Provincial Assistant for Social Ministry Organizing
January 9, 2019 — Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ, Provincial of Jesuits West, has appointed Annie Fox as the Province’s Provincial Assistant for Social Ministry Organizing.
Friday, January 11, 2019
He developed and popularized the sound you associate with the banjo.
5 Great Performances
How He Invented "Scruggs Style"
One Epic Video
WB PLANS TO START THE BATMAN, DEPP-LESS PIRATES MOVES FORWARD, THE NEXT STAR TREK VOYAGE HAS BEEN CANCELLED, AND LOTS OF NEW CASTING STORIES.
by Greg Dean Schmitz
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Provincial Taxonomy by Linh Dinh
Catholic teaching says that we must balance between the duty of a nation to welcome immigrants, and the duty of immigrants to obey a nation’s laws.
A newspaper column does not provide adequate space for a discourse on an important topic, even if one reduces it to the basic principles in question, which Msgr. Pope does here:
In the current debate about “the wall,” I think that the Church should limit herself to speaking to her basic principles on immigrants and immigration. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (2241) lays out two principles, which are meant to balance each other:
The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin. Public authorities should see to it that the natural right is respected that places a guest under the protection of those who receive him.
Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants’ duties toward their country of adoption. Immigrants are obliged to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to obey its laws and to assist in carrying civic burdens.
And thus he concludes:
Do you want the wall to be built? Fine, but be sure that your support is based on national security and the common good of our citizens rather than a rejection of the generosity required of a prosperous nation such as ours.
Do you oppose the building of the wall? Fine, but be sure that you can articulate the conditions on the right to immigrate so that “the common good” is protected. Be certain that your plan ensures that immigrants fulfill their “duties toward their country of adoption” (“respect[ing] with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, … obey[ing] its laws, and … assist[ing] in carrying civic burdens”).
Limited hospitality may be required for temporary guests. But accepting migrants as permanent residents, or even putting them on a track to citizenship? Those are not obligations or duties, and both Msgr. Pope and this opinion of Roman Catholic Social Teaching are wrong, and putting an erroneous theological opinion as this on the same level as Sacred Tradition (or "dogmatic truth") is an offense against charity, even if only materially so.
Give me a traditional translation of the Psalms (Coverdale or similar), and a Christological understanding of the Psalms, and that should be enough. Even writings from holy people in the past telling men how to "man up" may not be enough, given today's circumstances.
I suspect the Manual for Men by Bishop Olmstead of Phoenix is blue-pill, apparently containing his "Into the Breach" speech.
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Alex Kurtzman Talks ‘Discovery’ Season 2 Arc, Klingon Hair, And Taking Star Trek To New Places
Peter Hitchens: A New Biography of Francisco Francoby Enrique Moradiellos at First Things
Does Hitchens have a Romantic view of liberal democracy?
His rule was not Christian or lawful and could not possibly draw its authority from God, however much Franco might have liked it to. Its origins lay in violent rebellion against the legitimate government, always hard to square with scriptural views of authority. Franco’s state rested on a foundation of bayonets.
What modern nation-state doesn't rest on a foundation of bayonets? Please.
MOJ: Allison Berger on Princeton, the Madison Program, and Viewpoint Diversity at Princeton and Beyond by Robert George
My concern is that an exaggerated stress on the fostering of justice in the political and economic arena can compromise the properly evangelizing mission of Christ’s Church.
Mind you, a commitment to doing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, to righting social wrongs, to serving the poor and needy necessarily follows from evangelization. One of the permanent achievements of Vatican II is to show that conversion to Christ entails not a flight from the world, but precisely a deeper love for the world and a desire to alleviate its suffering. There is simply no question about it: an evangelized person works for justice.
"Women should not be discriminated against when being considered for work that their nature would permit them to undertake. (In fact, because the Church encourages family life, work should be structured so that women who take time away from their career to raise a family should not be disadvantaged in employment.)"
What Catholic Social Teaching Tells Us About Affirmative Action by STEPHEN M. KRASON
Latin Catholics tend to talk about modesty as a form of love of neighbor -- women should be considerate of men and how they may fall into sin because of them! What they also need to emphasize is that modesty is a form of humility that women need to check their own pride and self-love, so that they don't use their sexual attractiveness to lord themselves over men or to exploit them.
AmConMag: The Revolt Against Our Eloi Elite By JAMES P. PINKERTON
Neoliberal globalists are looking like the well-fed, soft and sheeplike characters in H.G. Wells' 'Time Machine.' This can't last.
The destruction of Confederate monuments and the slandering of all things Confederate is in vogue in contemporary mainline media, academia, and the political establishment. The destruction of Confederate monuments by radical mobs is similar to… »
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Monday, January 07, 2019
Actually, in a way, General Milley did do something about that: he made it official. Not long ago, he ordered the U.S. Army to return to its World War II-era uniforms, the so-called “pinks and greens”. As costumes, the old/new uniforms will be a great improvement. The fact that they are costumes recognizes the reality that a Second Generation army is useless for a real war and exists only to stage public entertainments.
APA has issued its first-ever guidelines for practice with men and boys. They draw on more than 40 years of research showing that traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful and that socializing boys to suppress their emotions causes damage https://t.co/yzDRvH6Hgo pic.twitter.com/l8W5J06mJU— APA Monitor (@APA_Monitor) January 2, 2019