Saturday, March 28, 2020
Rorate Caeli: Leo XIII -"Man Precedes the State": A State that Destroys Jobs is Destroying the Primary Instinct of Man -- Self-Preservation
Andy Stumpf: World Record Holder & Navy SEAL Veteran - KILL CLIFF Podcast Interview
Cannonball Mindset Podcast - Chadd Wright, former Navy SEAL
Navy Seal Mindset For Living Your Best Life With Chadd Wright and Lewis Howes
The Power of the Spoken Word with Chadd Wright
Conversation #101 - Chadd Wright - Former Navy SEAL & Ultrarunner
Friday, March 27, 2020
Women, at last equal to men, will be required to sign up for the military draft. But considering the yrs during which only men signed on, there should be some decades of 'affirmative draft action' during which ONLY women would be eligible for it. https://t.co/LcKEJerqKS— Janice Fiamengo (@JaniceFiamengo) March 27, 2020
The photo is the joke.
A normal man would feel shame if he were unable to pull his weight in a combat situation or some other dangerous situation when other men were depending on him. Women? How many of them feel entitled to men pulling their weight for them because despite their choice of "profession," they need a man's help or protection? Plenty of videos online of LEOs making an arrest or engaged in a gunfight with a suspect. The females usually hang out in the back, taking a fake "support" position. This moral sickness needs to end.
CWR Dispatch: Forming virtual communities in viral times by Russell Shaw
In an odd way, the pandemic is—or at least can be—a community-forming event.
Academics should be the last (but ideologues are the very last) to be lecturing others about "us" and "community." Why is there selfishness? Why is there a lack of solidarity? And what details did Gilkey gloss over or ignore in his narrative? Was there any informal (or even formal) means of discipline by the interned community to police itself?
“The thin polish of easy morality” and our present crisis by Dr. Randall B. Smith
What does it mean when a crisis brings out our worst qualities, rather than our best?
Langdon Gilkey: Shantung Compound: The Story of Men and Women Under Pressure
CWR Dispatch: Full text: Pope Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi” meditation
Vox Day: The need for a debt jubilee and The answer to the "responsibility" objection
Paul Craig Roberts: Everything Accomplished During the Great Depression to Make Capitalism Workable Has Been Taken Away Resulting in Economic Crisis that Only Debt Forgiveness Can Mitigate and Debt Forgivness and Nationalization Are the Answers to the Economic Crisis
Michael Hudson and Paul Craig Roberts: A Brady Bond Solution for America’s Economic Crisis and Unpayable Corporate Debt
Many have rejected debt jubilees and debt forgiveness because it is "unfair" to those (usually including themselves) who kept themselves out of debt. Bragging about having shown personal responsibility within a system that doesn't care about you while showing no solidarity with others who failed those traps? It is almost like the Boomer boast of how they are self-made people and that younger generations should be more like them. It's as if your obeying the rules of the system somehow give you merit -- sure it's framed in the language of responsibility, justice, and so on, but who is defining these terms and with what laws? The laws of the oligarchs. If some somehow prevail and stay debt free, while the weak are exploited, should they look down on those who are exploited? Have they walked in their shoes? Do they know their personal circumstances? Some of those with debt may be irresponsible flakes but are all of them like that? What have you done to encourage personal responsibility for them? If you say that you have no connection to these people, and that you have no responsibility for them, then they are the responsibility of others, and the state. What is it to you if the state decides to undertake certain measures to protect them? You couldn't do so, or you weren't willing to do so.
If you don't like what the system is doing, then work to change it, but show some consideration to those vulnerable to exploitation by the oligarchs and guide them, when possible.
Former UK Prime Minister Calls For Global Government to Fight Coronavirus by Paul Joseph Watson
Gordon Brown wants new powers for international bodies to deal with outbreak.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
"Intel reached it's representation goals for workforce diversity -- but we're not stopping."— Woke Capital (@WokeCapital) March 26, 2020
"Intel has hit its representation goals -- here's why it'll keep going"
The ride never ends.
Shame nobody will see this through my shadowban. pic.twitter.com/JE6nkyCNs1
What is her justification for this claim?
I therefore think that at this moment of history it is the task of the laity, and primarily of women, strong in the preference given to them by Jesus as shown in the Gospels, to fight for the rebuilding of our beloved Church, by bringing the truth to light. Nothing good is ever built on lies, one cannot even draw from the treasury of tradition anymore, as we see these days.
The fight against abuse is driven forward with more clarity and determination by women, who often speak the truth with courage and without losing sight of love for the Church. I would just like to mention Marie Collins, the Irish victim whom Pope Francis had called to join the commission on abuse and who - alone - had the courage to resign when she saw that there was no serious progress in the right direction, publicly denouncing this.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
CWR: 25 years after Evangelium Vitae, we still need a “new feminism” by Michele M. Schumacher
In his encyclical, Pope John Paul II called for a “new feminism”—“new” in the sense of the radical novelty of Christianity itself, not a reactionary Christian answer to secular feminism.
Similarly, this post: Be Not Afraid of the New Feminism by Courtney Barnes
Pope St. John Paul II used Edith Stein’s insight in his Theology of the Body discourse, his 1995 encyclical Evangelium Vitae, as well as his pastoral Letter to Womenpromulgated that same year. In fact, John Paul II went so far to coin the term “New Feminism” calling all Catholic women, “to promote a ‘new feminism’ which rejects the temptation of imitating models of ‘male domination’, in order to acknowledge and affirm the true genius of women in every aspect of the life of society, and overcome all discrimination, violence and exploitation” (Evangelium Vitae, 99). This call has been answered by many consecrated religious and Catholic intellectuals such as Helen Alvaré and Women Speak For Themselves, Feminists for Life, The Sisters of Life and Endow to name a few. However their voices are often muffled by the old feminism that is alive and well in the secular media.
This is a new book published by Ignatius Press and the Augustine Institute: Sex and the Catholic Feminist by Sue Ellen Browder
And of course there are "Catholic" feminists who think that combat roles should be open to women -- Catholic Feminists and the Military ft. Brianna Hughes.
Concern Over Coronavirus Spread in Orthodox Jewish Communities
Is the Solesmes interpretation still being handed on as THE tradition or do we have a competing interpretations in North America now? Where is the innovation or the attempt to do something different, other than from musicians who specialize in early music and historical reconstruction? Too bad Cappella Romana isn't interested in doing such reconstructions, specializing as they do in Byzantine and Slavic sacred music.
Different interpretations of Gregorian chant may sound different with respect to the music, but not to the range of singing, and I have not found an American group that incorporates a larger range of male voices. The English sound of Anglican sacred music sounds like it has more T, and the same is true of Catholic choirs in the UK. Is it just the lack of male voices in the lower ranges? Or is there something about the Gregorian melodies as well? I don't think so -- I can hear a wide range of male voices in recordings from Solesmes. So it is something about the interpretation and/or the melodies.
Some historical recreations of "old Roman chant," including a couple of tracks by Ensemble Organum:
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
This coming Sunday, March 29th, the Bishops of England and Wales are formally re-dedicating the country, through the faith of its people, to Mary, in a long-planned act for which people have been preparing for the past eighteen months.
You're a Slave to Money, Then You Die by Eugene McCarraher
I am increasingly convinced that the Church, of course, is not of the world, but lives “in” the world; and therefore that its life is affected, more than is usually admitted, by the more general processes of contemporary society (as, in a particular case, I have written about the patriotism of Italian priests). In short, it is necessary to look at these more general processes within which ecclesiastical events are situated.
So: what happened in the world, in Western society “in primis” but not only, after 1945? What influenced this context undergoing very rapid change in the culture widespread in the hierarchies, in the social base of the parishes, in the emptying of the seminaries, in the change of sexual morality, in relationships between people, in the crisis of the principle of authority, in the end of transcendence?
On these aspects historical culture (but not only) has had something to say: just take an overarching book such as “The Age of Extremes” by Eric Hobsbawm and read its pages on “The Golden Age” and its social and cultural effects to become aware of this. It is no coincidence that the English historian underlines, without any complacency, indeed with some concern - he is a Marxist and a Communist! - that the first “victims” of this immense transformation were the family institution and the Churches, not only the Catholic.
The transition - at the level of widespread mentality and common feeling, as well as in high culture - from a prevailing holistic-hierarchical conception of the world to an individualistic-egalitarian conception - a passage that had a prologue in 1945-1960 and a full implementation later - inevitably posed enormous problems for the Catholic Church, which from the apostle Paul to “Mystici Corporis” based its ecclesiology on that previous vision. In short, as Seneca said, “ducunt volentem fata, nolentem trahunt,” fate leads those who want to be guided and drags along those who do not, even the Church!
For this reason, the reversal of the trend will not be able to take place only within the Church (and besides, with what resources, if priests now reason in the way De Marco describes so well?), but through a global paradigm shift, as occurred after 1945 and at other times in history.
Bp. Schneider declared that 'the entire human race' has become 'a kind of prisoner of a world 'sanitary dictatorship.'' Here is how he recommends the faithful proceed.
Monday, March 23, 2020
In Tough times, Our Community Becomes Our Safety Net by Quint Studer (Resilience)
Call to Action for the US Transition Movement by Marissa Mommaerts
Piety in the Time of Coronavirus by Ben Reinhard
We want to respond to the virus pandemic with the universality of prayer, compassion and tenderness. Let us stay united. I invite all Christians to direct their voices together toward Heaven, reciting the Our Father on Wednesday, 25 March, at noon. #PrayTogether— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March 22, 2020
CNA: Pope Francis to give a special Urbi et Orbi blessing amid coronavirus pandemic
America: Pope Francis calls on Christians worldwide to combat coronavirus pandemic with midday prayer on March 25
CNS/NCR: Pope announces extraordinary 'urbi et orbi' blessing March 27
My friend (always there when I’ve needed him!), Senator @RandPaul, was just tested “positive” from the Chinese Virus. That is not good! He is strong and will get better. Just spoke to him and he was in good spirits.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2020
And the delusional? or rather the statist leftist has to chime in:
Trump needs to stop calling the coronavirus the “Chinese Virus.” It’s not like anybody calls the H1N1 swine flu pandemic the “American Pig Flu” just because it originated in factory farmed pigs in North America. We are all in this together as one nation and one people. Stop this.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) March 23, 2020
One nation, one people? BS!
No need for the mental gymnastics to reconcile the two. On this issue Sarah is right, Francis is wrong.
Sunday, March 22, 2020
President @realDonaldTrump signed legislation providing American workers with paid sick leave and paid family medical leave, at no cost to employers, and free tests for those that need it. pic.twitter.com/OKnKNURQ6A— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 21, 2020
The Slovakian president everyone. pic.twitter.com/EHBsunf4wY— ch*f (@szechuancat) March 21, 2020
Zuzana Čaputová, the president of Slovakia, wearing matching face masks at events this week 📷: via her Facebook page pic.twitter.com/TDtfJkEs0r— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) March 22, 2020
What happens when a national pandemic shuts down your Catholic Men's Conference?
You see this at the bottom of the page giving conference information:
Praise & Worship led by
Taylor Alexis Tripodi
Brandan Bosanko (Member of a Latin youth ministry program which is run by women.)
How clueless can the leadership for this conference be if they think contemporary praise and worship music, especially when sung by women, would be appropriate for a conference such as thus? It totally undermines their credibility as "experts" on Christian masculinity. Will they play any Hillsong favorites?
The following sounds too much like a polished, studio recording rather than what would be sung liturgically, because of the slow expressiveness of the main mail singer, but still liturgical music, or even paraliturgical music, would be better than contemporary praise and worship music.