Saturday, August 01, 2015

Dalrymple on Sugar

Glutton for Punishment

Time to Visit the Copts?

St. George Coptic Church

Miss Hokusai

`Twitch review

Another SAS Movie

This time about the Iranian Embassy operation.

EW - Twitch

What's Going This Year at the Napa Institute Conference

Ends tomorrow.

CWR Blog: Napa Institute brings together Catholic leaders in business, academia, and the arts
Tim Busch discusses some of the highlights for this year’s summit

Update on Lee Young Ae's Comeback Drama

Oh Yoon-ah will be playing Lee young ae/ 이영애's rival in the much-anticipated Shin Saimdang 신사임당 - Korean Drama! Find out more details in the article:

Posted by Soompi on Friday, July 31, 2015

Joseph Pearce - "Race with the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love"

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Frank Enough

to talk about her fear that she will not get married?

Uhm Jung-hwa discusses her fears related to marriage. What are your thoughts?

Posted by Soompi on Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Archdiocese Has an Obligation to Respond

Gotham: Catholic Crazytown by Rod Dreher

Diocese of the South


Anti-semitic or truth-telling?

Vatican Insider: Founder of the Dehonians? Now only Francis can decide

Ringo Lam Is Back

Wild City

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Be the Change You Wish to See in the World

Reform and Renewal Starts with Us
Anthony Esolen

BenOp in Wsj
Austin Ruse, The Escriva Option

What distinguishes the laity from the monastics? Fr. Louis Bouyer has written on both, and how both share the same Christian vocation, even if their rule of life is different. For lay people in (post-)industrialized Western countries living as wage slaves (whether they are aware of the degradation of their condition or not, despite the manifold material comforts they may have), their freedom to live a fuller prayer life may be curtailed to one degree or another. (Hence the objection from many to the laity praying the liturgy of the hours, or at least the two major hours, morning and evening prayer, because it is not "practical."

As for forming intentional communities -- this may not be necessary if one has a parish community; however in a parish one may need to fight the temptation to see one's self as being part of the "remnant." One should do what one can to help the lukewarm and to instruct the ignorant; even if these efforts do not seem successful, the witness to the love of Christ which should inspires such actions does matter. Nonetheless, one should strengthen the friendships one has with fellow Catholics.

Benedict & the Omnibus of Options

Just One Team

But representative of the NFL's owners and leadership? Arizona Cardinals adding woman to coaching staff in what is believed to be an NFL first


The new "coach?" Someone with a score to settle:

Full Capitulation by the National Organization

Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults

While local groups can still exclude, many of those are under the influence or leadership of women. Will people increasingly leave the BSA for alternative organizations?

National Catholic Committee on Scouting
Top Mormons Could Meet Soon About Leaving Scouts

Press Conference for Silence

Held in May of this year in Taiwan

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Will the movie point fingers at Obama and Ms. Rodham-Clinton?

Warning: This is a red band trailer.

It's rather tame for a red band trailer.

Regular, green band trailer.

Based on 13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Utility of Christopher Lasch

Why Read Christopher Lasch? by Matthew Harwood

Curious that the author of the essay equates some of Lasch's positions regarding the middle class and economic equality with Marxism rather than a possible later development of moral intuitions which may have found some resonance in Marxism but were rooted in natural law.

Spooks: The Greater Good Trailer

It's been out some time, but I hadn't seen it mentioned anywhere. It opened in May in the UK -- how well has it done at the UK box office?

Anita Mui

Monday, July 27, 2015

More Paper Wasting

A get-together of the Pontifical Council for Culture Members and Consultors in February looked at the theme Women's Cultures: equality and difference. Now a publication is made available.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Thursday, July 23, 2015

But When the Pope Loses Interest in Latin...

Will Vatican Radio point out the disconnect?

This article quotes Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the President of hte Pontifical Council for Culture: “You don’t study...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, July 25, 2015

Nothing to Crow About

To whom are they pandering by recognizing Ed Lee?

The Mayor of San Francisco, Edwin M. Lee, last week visited the Vatican Museums.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, July 27, 2015


Ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Catholic University of America in September, Canada's Salt&Light TV did a special programme on the school.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, July 27, 2015

Marriage: God's Design for Life and Love

A new DVD featuring Cardinal Raymond Burke entitled, “Marriage: God’s Design for Life and Love,” presents marriage in God’ s eyes: as “a reflection of divine love that is faithful, enduring, and procreative.”

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, July 27, 2015

Seeking to Slow the Decay of Poland

Polish Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko, President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, has sent a message looking ahead to...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, July 27, 2015
Asia News: Battle over peace “reopens old wounds that never healed”
Fr Domenico Vitali, a Jesuit, has been in Japan for more than half a century. He spoke to AsiaNews about Japan’s ongoing debate over constitutional reform. For him,” It is not about being in favour or against war, but about arguments heard before the Second World War” based on nationalist rhetoric and honour. Even within the Church, “various groups have split to take different positions”.

Appalachian Orthodox

Listen to this! Appalachian harmonies conforming to tonal rules of the Slavic Orthodox

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, July 27, 2015

The New HVC Bookstore

Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America blessing our new store during the grand reopening!

Posted by Holy Virgin Cathedral Bookstore on Monday, July 27, 2015

Interview with Fr. Illo

TAC: Interview: Fr. Illo on Preaching the Gospel in San Francisco

Dr. McLean on Catholic Liberal Education

Dr. McLean: The Case for a Catholic Liberal Education in the 21st Century
Talk given at the Catholic Professional & Business Group of Reno, Nevada, on June 11, 2015.

Southern Accents

via the Abbeville Institute blog

David Alan Stern

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A Profile of Owen Chadwick

by David Warren

Yet I’ve been sometimes repelled by a writer who seemed himself to believe a little in progress. He was no reactionary, and he played a direct part in the evolution of, for instance, Selwyn College, which under his watch admitted men, and then women, too, of other faiths or of no faith at all. What a bounder.

That's still rather progressive. Too much of a scholar, not enough of an educator and observer of human nature?

Fr. Schall on liberal education: Is there a patron saint for teachers?

The Origin of Feminism

Dalrock: Feminist Self-Loathing

S. Korea Has a Low Birthrate

with role models like these...

Han Go-eun raves about her husband-to-be + talks future plans for childrenCan anyone actually believe she's 40?! 󾌧

Posted by Soompi on Saturday, July 25, 2015

Get a Real Job

No sympathy here.

It's kind of heartbreaking :(Stellar

Posted by Soompi on Saturday, July 25, 2015