Saturday, June 20, 2015

Nagayama Yoko at Carnegie Hall

This video probably won't be taken down; the other videos are usually pulled because of copyright issues. From 2013:

Life After LC

For one priest...

One aspect of Pope Francis's encyclical: green and pro-life. As it says at the bottom of the page, Thomas D. Williams, a...

Posted by The Catholic University of America Press on Friday, June 19, 2015

I suppose he hasn't been disavowed by CUA Press yet.

Driving Boys Away from the Movie Theater

Not necessarily a bad thing, if they return to the classics and to outdoor activities.

Does the new Pixar movie reinforce the new normal in the name of compensating for past gender inequity, even if the movie seems innocuous and family-friendly? The boys have Up, defenders might say.

SDG Reviews ‘Inside Out’

How does the dad not look like the typical doofus that Uhmerican mass media loves to depict? And is there too much emphasis on subjectivity for males to find entertaining? Even if we take it as an accurate representation of the fact that men generally have lower "emotional intelligence" than women, the way it is done is seems misandrist, holding men up for ridicule and ignoring the strengths of men and what they alone can offer as fathers.


Our culture has put asunder what God has joined together. Fr. Lawrence writes that it is the dad's duty to put them back together.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

America's Imperial Legacy

A good time for people to be receptive to this critique? What the United States Did to Vietnam by Brett Morris

And the US's post-war imperial expansion: The Battle of Okinawa by Jon Mitchell

Do journalists have any obligations to be even-handed? Is it permissible to report only the negative?

A Lefty Who Sees the Real Pope Francis

The Myth of Pope Francis by Andrew Stewart


Forgotten by the rest of the world. What's Really Going on at Fukushima

A Sample Size of 100

And they had no fear of being monitored? North Koreans respond to a survey about reunification: The Holy Grail of Korean Unification

My Love, Don't Cross that River

This film beat out "#Interstellar" at the box offices in Korea last year. It's too good to miss! #MyLoveDontCrossThatRiver Los Angeles Film Festival

Posted by Soompi on Saturday, June 20, 2015

SBS Movies

Rejecting the Stars and Bars Next

Rod Dreher, Down with the Confederate Flag

Obstacle to reconciliation? It is too late for top-down integration; those involved with local and voluntary integration efforts will have to make their own judgment. And should we get rid of the US flag because it may be offensive to Native Americans?

Pope Francis Can't Be Unaware

Welcome to Italy: this is what a real immigration crisis looks like... (via Steve Sailer)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Getting Away from the Negative Associations

And trying to create a new, different movement(?): Richard Spencer. A paleocon or a trad con should respond to this query posed by him: Identitarianism—A Conversation Starter

Identity is important, but it is insufficient for social cohesion -- there must be "solidarity," broadly understood as encompassing those social virtues necessary for the preservation of community and social bonds.

Kim Ha Neul

Kim Ha Neul has been very busy filming movies! Read more about them here:

Posted by Soompi on Thursday, June 18, 2015

M3 Grease Gun and HK UMP

Dr. Anthony Esolen - On the Importance of Good Relationships Between the Sexes

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Shrinking to a Remnant

But a remnant consisting of what? Orthodox true believers, or progressive (heterodox) true believers?

Crux Now: Quotable
It’s the signal that we’re moving toward something else, with smaller communities. The model for our Church is changing. Quebec Auxiliary Bishop Gaetan Proulx

Quebec Archdiocese reshapes itself as Mass attendance falls

And Another Industrialized Country Will Fall

Taiwan Will Have a Female President in 2016
For the first time ever, two female candidates will square off in Taiwan’s presidential election.

Don't even pretend that this is representative government.

Ennio Morricone, Missa Papae Francisci

Famed Italian composer Ennio Morricone's Missa Papae Francisci (Mass of Pope Francis), which premiered on Wednesday is now available on the website of RAI, the Italian state broadcaster.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, June 12, 2015

Another Latinization of the Maronites

Our Lady of Fatima arrives on pilgrimage to Lebanon.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, June 14, 2015

Where's the Accountability for Single Parents

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' For Your Marriage initiative picked up on a key aspect of Pope Francis' recent address to the bishops of Latvia and Estonia.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, June 14, 2015

Fighting Emperors of Byzantium

In Fighting Emperors of Byzantium (288pp., Pen and Sword, 2015), Athens-based author and journalist (not to mention...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, June 15, 2015

Jesuits Need to Read Ivan Illich

Can getting a higher education benefit entire communities and even countries ? Jesuit Fr. Michael Garanzini, Secretary...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Moral Theology

John Zmirak should have a response to the new encyclical... CST is an elaboration of Natural Law and is only as good as the reasoning behind it.

Pope Francis asked the faithful and all persons of good will to receive his new Encyclical letter on the care of...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Kyrie eleison.

Calling Catholic Eastern rite Churches the “martyrs of our times,” Cardinal Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Should Have Talked About Eternal Happiness or Love

Rather than being loved... After all, God loves us regardless of our response to Him.

Economics for a Full World

by Herman Daly, an essay adapted from a speech delivered on the occasion of the Blue Planet Prize, Tokyo, November 2014 (Resilience)

Rod Dreher on Francis on the "Refugees"

Francis & the Camp of the Saints

Following VDARE

Pope Francis has renewed his call on the international community to take effective action on behalf of refugees. In...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Peanuts Movie

FSSP Priestly Ordinations 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Looks Like Stained Glass

The Prophet of Cuernavaca: Ivan Illich and the Crisis of the West by Todd Hartch


Review by David Cayley.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

David Bollier on the Conference on Ivan Illich in Oakland

Which was held in 2013 - as is his post: The Thought of Ivan Illich Today.

To the Do-Gooders

Volunteers and those considering going on a mission trip south of the border -- a classic text from Ivan Illich: To Hell with Good Intentions

Kate, Just Looking for Affection and Love

Androsphere members, what do you say in response to Noah Millman's take on the meaning of The Taming of the Shrew? Beshrew My Very Heart

The Answer to One Question

asked here -- Sandro Magister. As for his motivation in leaking the encyclical...

Fr. James Martin Being a Modern Jesuit

At SCU's 10,525-seat Buck Shaw Stadium on Saturday, Martin called on graduates to "be yourself -- and stop trying to be someone else." Describing "God's beautiful creations" as "man or woman; young or old; black, brown or white; short or tall; gay or straight."

Populist comedic priest delivers 2015 commencement speech at Santa Clara University

Winter 2015: Leadership and Faith
His FB.


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Of Course They Are

A Catholic Reader Reports That On Immigration, The US Conference of Catholic Bishops Are “At It Again”

Inside the AK74

Monday, June 15, 2015

Esther Gokhale Featured on NPR

Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain

Masses for Feast of St. Josemaria in the US (2015)

a list

A Mass in Oakland but not in San Francisco.

Plastic Surgery

NYT: Catholics, Plastic Surgery, and ‘the Truth of the Feminine Self’

For the Sequiscentennial

Ubi est libertas?

Co-Opted for Liberalism

What place does it really have in politically correct Great Britain?

Magna Carta changed the world, David Cameron tells anniversay event
Britons, Some Raising a Pint, Celebrate Magna Carta’s 800th Anniversary

Magna Carta: leaders celebrate 800th anniversary of the Great Charter

The US attorney general, Loretta Lynch, joined the ABA president, William Hubbard, for the rededication. Lynch, fresh from her with battles with Fifa, told those gathered: “While the hands that wrote Magna Carta have long been stilled, the principles they carved out of the struggles of their day and the struggles of the human condition live on.”

Office of the Attorney General

official website

Monday June 15th marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta or ‘great charter of liberties’.But why...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, June 13, 2015

Who Leaked It and Why?

Italian magazine publishes leaked version of pope’s eco-encyclical

More Off-the-Cuff Remarks

Francis talks women, clericalism, and Catholic-on-Catholic fights

A Review of Benedicta

CWR Blog: "Benedicta": Chant to Make the Heart Glad by Christopher S. Morrissey
June 14, 2015
"Benedicta", the debut Gregorian chant CD from the Benedictine Monks of Norcia, takes the form of a concept album about the life of Mary. And it is a perfect soundtrack to prepare you for the practice of prayer.

Fr. Reginald Foster's First Textbook Will Be Published

You will soon be able to learn Latin from the famous Fr. Reginald Foster; the word is getting out.

Posted by The Catholic University of America Press on Monday, June 15, 2015

CUA Press should have its own promo, instead of using Fr. Z's post.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare: Official Hymn of the Jubilee of the Order of Preachers

Better watch out, St. Louis Jesuits!

Looking for a Silver Lining

Persecution, Past and Present: Candida Moss’s Unintentional Gift to Christians by Glenn Moots

Somewhat Unexpected Casting News

I don't follow the media buzz for Hannibal, so this was news to me, though it was originally reported in January.
‘Hannibal’ Casts ‘The Hobbit’ Star Richard Armitage as Francis Dolarhyde

So will Lecter end up being captured this season or not?

Bryan Fuller reveals his epic 7-season plan for Hannibal
Bryan Fuller Talks Hannibal: Season 3, Introducing the Red Dragon Storyline and More
‘Hannibal’ Season 3: Bryan Fuller Teases New Characters & Season 2 Aftermath

Pope Francis Addresses Italian Scouts and Guides

Pope Francis met with Italian Scouts and Guides on Saturday.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, June 13, 2015

Cardinal Wuerl and Transitional Deacons