Saturday, March 14, 2015

Nick Gale

Kyrie eleison.

The Templeton Award Winner

The Islamic State

Made from Matchsticks!

The Armenian Genocide

Jubilee Year of Mercy

Following in the Footsteps of... Pius XII

Having an opinion for every group...

Pope Francis to Korean Catholics

Last Knights

More fantasy than historical but still the PC casting (and Morgan Freeman's voice) grates - it seems so out of place. A remake of 47 Ronin?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Now a Property of the Disney Juggernaut

Indiana Jones: American Epic Hero by Stephen Klugewicz

A fictional character who is hardly devout.

The essay is similar to calls by Catholics to engage the culture, specifically mass culture, when it increasingly seems like there is very little of it worth preserving, even stuff from the 80s. Do we have better American heroes to emulate? Different regions will have different answers...


Claude Polin on 1865

1865: The True American Revolution by Claude Polin

America’s Kingly Constitution by Kevin Gutzman
The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America, F.H. Buckley, Encounter, 398 pages, and Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding, Eric Nelson, Harvard University Press, 390 pages

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Controlling the narrative.

Infinite-Planet Thinking

Adjusting the Fifth to a Finite Planet, Part 1 by Eric Zencey (Resilience)

10th Annual Napa Valley Catholic Men's Conference

website - flyer

Complete Boycott of Hollywood?

Especially DisneyCorp.

Lotsa STAR WARS News This Morning!
Disney Announces FROZEN 2!

Or just a more careful selection of what mass entertainment products to consume, and making sure one supports the right side of the culture war (like American Sniper)?

It isn't too difficult to see what movies are bad, and Hollywood may not miss my money, but the psychological sense of liberation may still be worth it once a decision has been made.

The First Attempt at a Western Orthodox Rite?

Virginian Presanctified Liturgy text to see use in ROCOR

Nick Olszyk Reviews The Drop Box

CWR: “War in Heaven”: A review of "The Drop Box" by Nick Olszyk
“I adopt others because God adopted me,” says pastor Lee Jong-rak, whose work on behalf of abandoned babies in Seoul is depicted in this powerful film

(via Insight Scoop)

Jean Vanier on Loving Human Beings

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

This Weekend

Paul Howe

Jefferson's Legacy

Taking Back Thomas Jefferson by James Rutledge Roesch

Marshall on political liberty, the Declaration of Independence, and Jefferson's 1801 inaugural address

Satisfactory to the East?

At St. Pat's Last Weekend

Do the two deacons speak Italian?

If they are studying in Rome, they probably do. Still... separating the office of pope from the office of bishop of Rome would help make such displays of diversity unnecessary.

Talking Themselves into Irrelevance, Continued

What do these women have in common?

Monday, March 09, 2015

Memento Mori

Today the Apple Watch was announced; what a silly world we live in. We're living on borrowed time, living for such frivolities.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Swiss Guard Cookbook

I bet it's not so paleo.