Saturday, April 04, 2020
Let us assume for the moment that their understanding of the Kerygma, and how the liturgy embodies that, is correct. Are they willing to admit that their form of liturgical catechesis has not been effected? And do they concede anything to those who are critical not of the reform but its implementation and how damaging it was to the Latin faithful? Instead of trying to shout down their opposition or deprive them of the EF, shouldn't they be building up their parishes or religious communities and showing all of us how right they are? Don't tell me that is not part of their vocation, that instead they are called to pontificate through academia or mass media. That's just nonsense. If you are correct about liturgical reform, let us see your fruits.
Remnant: “Cancel the Decrees!”: High Dudgeon from Progressive Liturgists by Peter Kwasniewski
Pray Tell: Theologians Call Upon Vatican to Revoke Recent Decrees on 1962 Missal, and Why I Didn’t Sign the Petition by Anthony Ruff, OSB
Some of this was good, some was not, and the presentation, as noted above, hurts the reception of the message by the average American Catholic woman, I think.
#2 regarding appearance was just blue-pill, TOB stuff. Do women think their only value is to be found in their appearance? No -- but they do recognize their appearance is important, both for intrasex competition for status and also for attracting alpha males, and these two purposes are not necessarily separate in female psychology. They seek to attract men they consider to be worthy, not the non-alphas.
CWR Dispatch: Analysis: Policy and pastoral leadership in a time of crisis
by JD Flynn and Ed Condon for CNA
"Meanwhile, in China, where public health restrictions have been at least as dramatic as parts of the U.S., Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang of Macau sat outside his house last week, wearing a surgical mask and hearing confessions from behind a screen."
M was impressed with the bishop of Macau her visit before last.
Before he became the bishop of Macau:
And a caution: Why A Classical Education Is Almost Impossible Today by Shawn Barnett
Of course, I'd prefer my child read classic literature and learn history than sit around reading propaganda on an iPad, but we can't return to a classical education in the truest sense of the phrase.
A true classical education that emphasizes fluency in Latin and/or Greek would be beneficial to the "cognitive elites," the intellectually gifted, but the number of such students is small. Consequently, mass-marketing "classical education" can only mean that standards or goals are modified accordingly. Instead of trying to sell classical education to all Catholics in an area, those who are trying to provide some sort of Catholic education to their brethren should match the plans of education to the students. If there aren't enough resources to start two schools, then other solutions have to be found. Some are needed to preserve high culture during this age of collapse, but not all require that sort of education, and they are not called to it either. The education, paideia, that should be common is moral, political, and cultural (the culture of the community, broadly speaking), and not necessarily intellectual.
Friday, April 03, 2020
CWR Dispatch: Tomie dePaola’s Catholic art and heart by Sean Fitzpatrick
DePaola’s art presented the heroes of the Faith and the traditions of the Church with a vitality that is all but unmatched in the modern children’s library.
2011 National Book Festival
Reading Rockets interview
This may shock some people (namely in Washington non-profits and people on twitter)— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) April 3, 2020
But the role of a country is to look out for its citizens above any others https://t.co/fdLVUSk1K2
The Hill may be true believers and not just aiming at respectability among non-conservatives, but still it seems like members of certain groups are determined to infiltrate mass media. Sagaar Enjeti, co-host of Rising, is also associated with the Hudson Institute. Is he a true believer in populism? Or is he part of the cuckservative effort to channel populism for its ends, upholding the state and using the ideology of civic nationalism to maintain control?
If he really respected Anglo-American culture he would have adopted an English name for his public persona, and I don't care what he might say about him keeping his given name is part of him being authentic. Group identity trumps authenticity; if you're that concerned about authenticity you're an ideological individualist or you haven't really assimilated.
Saagar Enjeti on Gabbard: 'I'm becoming a fan of hers
The Populist Pundits By Dustin Guastella
This 7-year-old girl was stabbed to death while playing in a park in broad daylight by a 30-year-old Somalian.— Mark Collett (@MarkACollett) April 3, 2020
Where is the media outrage? Where are the condemnations from the politicians? Does her life matter less because she is white?https://t.co/pc1cDUXPM1 pic.twitter.com/bQ0ruKc8YF
Catholic bishops forum finds 16 cases of child sexual abuse in Japan
Even if the incidence of sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests is lower than among Protestant pastors and public school teachers (and it may even be lower than among the general population of non-Christians in Japan), Latins do need to ask the questions of what institutional practices enable this to happen.
From South African Recce Special Forces to Private Military Contractor
TAN - by Timothy and David Gordon
Catholic Culture Podcast Ep. 71—Thick Skin, Weak Stomach—Timothy & David Gordon
Timothy Gordon also launched a youtube channel with this as the theme:
- RULES FOR RETROGRADES #1 What is a Retrograde?/Shamazon Synod
- RULES FOR RETROGRADES #2 The Toxin of James Martin
- RULES FOR RETROGRADES #3: Church Comeback in a Fatherless Age + Knocking Out Tyson w/ Buster Douglas
- RULES FOR RETROGRADES #4 Catholic Dating/Trad Parishes Grow!
- RULES FOR RETROGRADES #5: Female Deacons Sham at the Shamazon Synod
- R4R #6: (PARODY) Meet Susan from the Parish
- R4R #7: Can Doctrine Change? Reply to Trent Horn
- R4R #9 Politically Incorrect Catholic Masculinity
- R4R #10 Catholic Dating for Your Vocation Part 2
- R4R #13: The State of Catholicism w/ Steve Skoje
- R4R #27: How Catholics Should Handle Adult Family Conflicts
- R4R # 30 The Retrograde Plan of Attack
Dave Solo Women Need to Cover Their Heads During the Liturgy
Thursday, April 02, 2020
This is spin: WHO is a very incompetent org.— Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) March 30, 2020
Prevented masks & were 5 steps behind.
Can't get risk asymmetry!
Stat ignorant WHO now trying to do complicated "science" & degrading simple chloroquine in spite of of huge signal, using "dble blind" buzzwords.https://t.co/IeLdDlpKbQ
Coronavirus News: Concern over COVID-19 spread in Orthodox Jewish communities
As Coronavirus Spreads in N.Y., These U.S. Jewish Communities Pray They're Not Next by Amir Tibon
Chicago, Boston, Miami and Washington have been identified as potential COVID-19 hot spots. All are hoping they can avoid the fate of New York’s Orthodox community
Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn fight COVID-19 and antisemitism By OMRI NAHMIAS
This is ‘perhaps one of the most significant challenges our community has faced since the Holocaust’
Israel Faces Challenges In Fighting Coronavirus In Ultra-Orthodox Communities by Daniel Estrin
At Least 5 Rabbis From Ultra-Orthodox N.J. Community Have Died From Coronavirus by Anastasia Tsioulcas
WSJ: The New York Neighborhoods With the Most Coronavirus Cases
Working-class and Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn among city’s hardest hit areas, according to new data
Coronavirus cluster in NYC Hasidic community confirmed By Gabrielle Fonrouge, Larry Celona and Reuven Fenton
Now it is a problem in Israel.
God and the Coronavirus by Gilad Atzmon
JCRC: COVID-19: What should you be doing?
NYPD is carrying out moment-by-moment analyses of Hate Crimes: At no time is hate and discrimination of any kind ever tolerated in New York City, but amid its ongoing Coronavirus response, the NYPD is reinforcing the importance of reporting all hate crimes and bias incidents. Since the outbreak, the Hate Crime Task Force has investigated 11 cases where all the victims were Asian and targeted due to discrimination based on the Coronavirus pandemic. To date, investigators have apprehended the wanted subjects in seven of these cases.
As I type these words, Californians are under a mandatory “stay at home” edict issued by the Patrick Bateman cosplayer in our statehouse. Any Californian caught leaving his, her, its, or zir home for “nonessential” reasons is subject to fine or imprisonment.
Yes, the state that removed criminal penalties for knowingly giving someone AIDS has imposed criminal penalties on anyone who might inadvertently spread Wuhanvirus. Yes, the open-borders governor who claims he has no moral authority to tell Mexicans to stay out has ordered all Californians to stay in.
See also Reckonin': Revolution in Virginia by Boyd Cathey. The (D)s definitely want to take our liberties away in order to maintain power and continuing electing a new people to keep them in power. The oligarchs have already taken other liberties away and they don't care one way or another, since the rules don't apply to them. Find your tribe, G and G up, and train.
R. R. Reno recommends “Can We Measure the Value of Saving Human Lives in Dollars? Somber Calculations in a Time of Plague” by Rob Koons:
Koons goes on to explain why we are not just morally permitted, but in truth required to return to normal life well before the probability of deaths caused by the disease goes to zero. He notes the common good is not “the aggregate of the individual welfare of a society’s members, but rather the flourishing of the whole community as such.”
That may be the definition of the common good as received in scholastic theology and in some interpretations of current Roman Catholic social teaching (but not as stated by the Compendium of Catholic Social Teaching, which nonetheless appends the scholastic understanding of the common good without trying to harmonize the two). But does the state care? The novel definition of the common good is more in line with liberalism and what is suitable for the purposes of the state. Are two intellectuals writing essays to Catholics really going to persuade anyone in government to reconsider, or affect the shutdown? Most probably not. What is their defense? "We got to make a living." "It's part of my vocation to write." Maybe they should be writing on more practical things, or limit themselves to explaining theology. Or maybe they should be doing something to become anti-fragile and to restore community. Now that would be real work.
The Guardian: Sicario film-makers faced demands to change female lead role to a man
Nervous producers wanted the central character in the drug-war thriller, played by Emily Blunt, to be rewritten for a man, says director Denis Villeneuve
Emily Blunt: Sicario role inspired by real female FBI officers
Why Emily Blunt's 'Sicario' role was almost rewritten for a man and how the FBI helped her get tough
As in Real Life, the Characters in 'Sicario' Are Motivated -- But Not Always Stable
Emily Blunt refused Sicario nude scene because her breasts 'didn't agree with it'
It is said in the following video that Taylor Sheridan believed that a woman would be more likely than a man to adhere to her [moral] principles.
Hollywood Reporter: Taylor Sheridan Has "Master Plan" for 'Sicario' Trilogy
Virtual Catholic Women's Conference
Sr. Bethany Madonna
Alicia & Michael Hernon
Kendra Von Esh
Avera Maria Santo
Devanie Marie Cooper
So much of feminist thought is concerned with the idea that women need affordable, high-quality childcare options so that they can pursue professional success. But there is so little written on the ways we could use technology so that women could be with their children the vast majority of the time while still advancing in their careers.
The MoJ post which links to the above naturally has some "You go, girl!" cheerleading: "As we all sort through the consequences of our crash-landing into the world of on-line education, here's another very refreshing perspective. Some aspects of what we are all learning to do now could be opening doors to many people, such as this (obviously smart and talented) woman."
Apparently both are not smart enough to understand that if the economy craters, they may not have jobs afterwards. (Even if the MoJ poster is an academic, the higher ed bubble will pop.)
CWR Dispatch: Boise bishop bans ‘ad orientem’ Masses in new liturgical instruction by JD Flynn for CNA
The coronavirus question: To mask or not to mask
This is the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada and head of the Public Health Agency of Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam. She sounds like she has a Canto/HK accent. I don't care about her credentials -- but it isn't too much to ask someone with her supposed intelligence to learn how to speak English like a native. She is a reminder of how meritocracy has been subverted through immigration by the state or its elites to undermine national identity.
And a recent Twitter thread on the use of masks.
Chris Martenson has a critique of her "expert" recommendations:
I note that she is also a member of the Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for the WHO Health Emergencies Programme - another strike against WHO. Another cog in the alliance between WHO and China?
And of course the MSM in Canada is simply parroting the opinions of these "experts." We experienced the same thing in the US, with the CDC, but now the official opinion may be turning towards a more pro-mask-wearing stance.
NEW: CDC guidance on masks expected to change in next 10 days. Americans will be advised to wear masks in everyday life. Current recommendation is for high-risk groups only.— Matt McCarthy (@DrMattMcCarthy) March 28, 2020
Statist BS from a secular state:
Parenting while #physicaldistancing can be stressful. Take a moment for yourself. It’s important for your #mentalhealth. Try meditating, working out or taking a bath. #COVID19 #stayhome pic.twitter.com/jkVTxSZujD— Health Canada and PHAC (@GovCanHealth) April 1, 2020
2/4 #PhysicalDistancing can put a strain on our mental health, ↑ feelings of isolation & loneliness. It helps to remember that while #TogetherApart, we are all joined as Canadians in a collective effort.#COVID19 #WeWillGetThroughThis #cavabienaller— Dr. Theresa Tam (@CPHO_Canada) April 2, 2020
IYI bureaucrats opposed to masks used (bogus) arguments abt the protection of the wearer ("not perfect", etc.)— Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) April 2, 2020
They didn't think that since it ALSO prevents (more effectively) ASYMPTOMATIC sick pple from spreading it, there wd be yuuge systemic effect.
PS: @WHO is a fraud.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
DC Comics Circles The Drain – Reveals Gay Alfred And Chinese-American Bruce Wayne And More Franchise Killing Abominations
EW: First look: Batman meets Gossip Girl in new graphic novel Gotham High By Sydney Bucksbaum
Author Melissa de la Cruz and illustrator Thomas Pitilli preview a Batman story like you've never seen.
2016: Why Melissa de la Cruz's Immigration Story Matters Now
Fresh off the Boat
PCR's gloss: "Neoliberal Globalists and Free Market Libertarians Have Become Threats To Life—The Former Are In Service To Capitalist Greed and the Latter Are In Service To An Ideology"
This 📷 is the remains of a massive Bronze Age battlefield at Tollense (🇩🇪) with an estimated 5,000 combatants.— 🅰ntiquity Journal (@AntiquityJ) April 1, 2020
Research in 🅰 2008 found arrow wounds that had started to heal, suggesting the fight took place over several days (£) https://t.co/nZJBXSkyFF pic.twitter.com/B2HWDT8x8M
A review of Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020) by Bradley C.S. Watson At the height of the Progressive Movement in 1914, William P. Merrill published a… »
The reality is that every American should be prepared to sacrifice for the good of his fellow citizens in the coming days. This is not a time for us to parade slogans like “diversity” and “identity politics,” or for us to hoard goods and economic opportunities to bolster a false sense of security. It is a time for us to find creative ways to extend charity and dignity to others, and to recognize that each and every one of us, as bearers of God’s image, is infinitely valuable.
Who is my tribe or community? How about the order of charity? Telling people that they should love or sacrifice for their fellow "citizens" ignores what unites people into a community, and it's not being subject to the same government.
Find your tribe.
Of 'folk libertarianism,' and what the pandemic reveals about the American right
Here’s why it worries me. It’s not really about Trump, but what comes after Trump. To repeat: the Trump presidency, especially in how the president has responded to this unprecedented crisis (with the strong support of his usual followers), has unveiled the feebleness of philosophical conservatism. It’s not conservative at all; it’s just a species of right-wingery.
Something better: Orwell & SJWs
If the sworn left-wing enemy of cant were writing today, would he be able to publish in elite liberal journals?
More from Hitchens, most recent blog post first.
The Frightening Implications for Liberty of the Shutdown - An explanation of the Use of Law to Deprive us of Freedom of Movement and Assembly
There's Powerful Evidence This Great Panic is Foolish. Yet our freedom is still broken and our economy crippled
PETER HITCHENS: Is shutting down Britain – with unprecedented curbs on ancient liberties – REALLY the best answer?
Of course, he is not the only conservative to raise the alarm about the possible loss of liberty. But what sort of political rejection of such measures would be possible, even if people could be energized to defend their liberty?
The Modern State During COVID-19 by Jonathan Harris
We should not surrender our liberties to fight the virus.
A different view: We Are All Totalitarians Now by Guillaume Durocher
Coronavirus Brings Back the Spirit of the Polis
Is Hungary’s Orbán Using the Pandemic to Impose Dictatorial Rule? by Will Collins
But VD supports and trusts Orban.
CWR Dispatch: Vatican News posts troubling eco-essay, then hastily removes it by William L. Patenaude
For some who champion the Church’s environmental teachings, the desire to protect and nurture God’s gift of creation seems to have set them at odds with humanity itself.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Red Pill Lesson #27:— Rollo Tomassi (@RationalMale) March 31, 2020
Antifeminist Feminists are still part of the Sisterhood Über Alles. https://t.co/4GindQgCdA
Duchess? Prince?— Rollo Tomassi (@RationalMale) April 1, 2020
I think you mean ‘Meghan Markle’ and ‘Meghan Markle’s husband’
And now she’s “ordering” him. https://t.co/Us7eSUyFTz
Another kid power movie, like Spy Kids. Was there anything like these kid power movies before the 80s? Maybe children will enjoy the fantasy, but is this another form of narcissistic fantasy in which they know more and can do more than adults? Remember when children looked forward to the day when they became adults and had adult skills, instead of pretending they could be better than adults as children?
Exclusive: China’s government found 2,000 new animal viruses including deadly bat viruses and studied them at unsecured lab 3 miles from Wuhan wild animal market. Did the deadly coronavirus escape from the lab? https://t.co/p63notWIox— Bill Gertz (@BillGertz) March 30, 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020
CNA/CWR: Pope Francis warns of a coronavirus ‘genocide’ if economy prioritized over people
Echoing the concerns of some Catholics (R.R. Reno) and conservatives. With what competence does he have to make this judgment, and why should his opinion count more than R.R. Reno's? After all, there is no guarantee that his judgment of particular circumstances are correct, nor a guarantee that he has the gift of political prudence. There is no guarantee that he has learned moral theology well, either. These statements amount to nothing more than royal nagging.
So much of the power of the patriarch of Rome would be taken away if the news media would stop covering everything he says. If Latin news media stopped reporting on the pope, would they be able to stay in business? Would they have any reason to exist? Maybe Latin laity, if they wish to see a reform of the papacy, should stop patronizing Latin news media and give their reasons for doing so.
As for the pope's presence in social media, which is in accordance with certain claims by Rome about the office of the bishop of Rome, does social media pass on charismatic gifts? Or does it produce instead counterfeits of Christian spirituality, one of which can be identified as the cult of personality surrounding the bishop of Rome? Do the charismatic gifts instead require a face-to-face interaction that is built upon authentic witness, trust, and accountability? To know that someone is an authentic witness of Christ, we must be familiar with his character and this is possible only through our observations of his words and deeds.
Her MP page.
With the election of Hajnalka Juhász, Christian Democrat, I hereby change the name of Hungary to Thirstary pic.twitter.com/Zl4s0bKcFL— The Lebanotarian, Viral Economist (@CypressRevival) March 30, 2020
Archbishop Paul Coakley:
The archbishop particularly expressed his “disappointment” that some aid and relief measures were not extended to undocumented migrants living in the United States, and said that it is “extremely concerning that testing and access to health care coverage was denied to certain immigrants.”
Crisis: Retreat and Engage: Towards a Conservatism for the Common Good by Emile A. Doak