Saturday, August 22, 2015

But You Would Expect Them to Say Everything Was Normal

Where on Facebook? Not sure.

Ranger School Official Combats Rumors About How Women Passed Training
Washington Post

Breach Bang Clear

One Jesuit on Another Jesuit Who Happens to be Pope

On Catholic Concerns About the Pope and the Integrity of the Church by James V. Schall, S.J.

Pope Francis is a Jesuit, and as such, he is in a unique position that no man in history has ever faced in quite the same way

Seminarians Not Playing with Lightsabers

Pravmir: Kazan Seminarians’ Film Wins Over YouTube (+Video)


Alas, it's an action movie rather than a religious one...


Troubles? Or Normal Bumps in the Road?

Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet: media accused of contempt and hysteria
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet reveals something rotten in the state of theatre

Syriac Chant

The Earl Brothers

Coming to the Freight last Sunday of August.

THE EARL BROTHERS "THE BIG INTERVIEW"WithRay EdlundSunday AUGUST 2394.1 KPFA's Pig in a Pen radio show today at 3 p.m.

Posted by The Earl Brothers on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

"Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light"

Posted by The Earl Brothers on Saturday, August 1, 2015

#HILLBILLTRANCE #DARKBANJO"BENDER" Is One of my Personal Favorites...REEarl Brothers Live at the "Amnesia" San...

Posted by The Earl Brothers on Saturday, July 18, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Founder of the KoC

Supreme Chaplain Archbishop Lori speaks on Venerable Father McGivney's life and legacy in his homily during the Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated to honor the 125th Anniversary of Father McGivney's passing. #McGivneysMonth #Pray4Canonization

Posted by Knights of Columbus on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Photos of an Ordination

Recently MASI alumnus Fr Jim was ordained to the Holy Priesthood of Christ by His Excellency Vladyka David, Bishop of Edmonton and all Alberta.

Posted by The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies on Saturday, August 15, 2015

Edmonton Eparchy

Peter Brimelow Interview at Radix

by Richard Spencer

Peter Brimelow of joins Richard to discuss the 2016 Republican candidates, the Donald Trump phenomenon, the 20th anniversary of his book Alien Nation, and why the immigration reform movement failed.

Blunt Talk

New series with Patrick Stewart.

Sir Patrick Stewart: "I'm in my underpants, and I hear, 'On stage immediately, please'"
Den of Geek

The Guardian review

A Sad Day for the Union Army

Cheers to the decline!


First female graduates of Ranger School earn elite tab
In Their Own Words: Trailblazer Female Ranger Graduates Describe Elite Course

"The Army estimates approximately 34 percent of students recycle at least one phase of the course."

Actually, men get only one opportunity to be recycled.

Graduation: Women pin on Ranger tabs for the first time
Here Are Photos From The First Army Rangers Class To Graduate Women


Trying to Look Less Korean?

See more of CL|2NE1 이채린's glamorous photo shoot with InStyle Korea:

Posted by Soompi on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Why do Korean pop stars think it is so important to make it big in America? For the money? Or for the status they'd acquire thereby? Is there any consumer as fickle as the typical Uhmerican? What long-lasting success can a non-American hope to have?

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Featured Contributors for War on the Rocks, which deals with military issues, among other things. And so you can utopian-fantasy blather like this. Maybe the most credible is TX Hammes, but he doesn't even understand 4GW.

Ultramontanism Is Not Dead

Pope Francis and Vatican II by Fr. C. John McCloskey

And the White Knights Cheered and Rejoiced

Looks like no archived video is available of the interview NYT did with the two female graduates of Ranger school, or the commanding officer.
The corresponding NYT article.

A substitute video, of less interest...

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Summary of the New Emangelization Survey

at Catholic World Report

Rick Santorum at the Napa Institute

Be sure to catch the video of Rick Santorum and his talk at our 2015 conference!

Posted by Napa Institute on Thursday, August 6, 2015

Looking for a Sugar Mama

More likely to happen than winning the lottery?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

What wall?

Heidi Klum hits back at Donald Trump after 'no longer a 10' comment

Have you seen yourself without makeup lately, Ms. Klum? Nothing like the female hamster...



The degradation of the Union Army is almost complete.

History in the making: 2 women will graduate from Army Ranger course

Havok Journal

The Guardian

Meet the First Class of Women to Graduate From Army Ranger School
Apache pilot among 1st Army women to graduate Ranger School
The Latest: Military police officer among Ranger grads

Ahem, the Roman Catholic Blogosphere

Damian Thompson, The rise and fall of the Catholic blogosphere
via Tea at Trianon

Blogs cannot replace familiarity with Tradition, genuine liturgical spirituality, and a good spiritual father, whether this be a monk or one's parish priest. Are the electronic mass media more effective than books or print journals? Or do they work against actual learning?

Sanctioned by the "Prophet"

The Kayla Mueller Case: Rape is Endemic to Islam by Srdja Trifkovic

A Contrast

Uhmerican trailer

UK trailer

Selfie Culture

Do you dream of having a selfie photo with Pope Francis?

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, August 15, 2015

Does "selca" sound more dignified?

Middle Kingdom?

On 29 July there was an exhibit in Macau which even included reproductions of maps from the Vatican Apostolic Library....

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, August 17, 2015

One Year Later

A year has already pass since Pope Francis’ visit to Korea, bringing a message of love and peace during his five-day...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Peter Bouteneff

Check out Prof. Peter Bouteneff's cover feature for BBC Music:

Posted by St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary on Monday, August 17, 2015

How Traditional is the Icon of the Holy Family?

"Hello! My name is Nicholas, I am from Indonesia, and this is my prayer corner."

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, August 17, 2015

"Originally a Protestant from the Dakotas, Orthodox was something that came as a wonderful surprise. Here is the Icon Corner in my home. -Rdr. Tikhon, SF"

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, August 17, 2015

Time for a Different Approach?

College students are by far one of the most at-risk groups in the Orthodox Church today.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Does It Go Far Enough?

The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church by Monica Migliorino Miller - Emmaus Road Publishing - Google

(via Fr. Z)

Only a few pages of the most relevant chapter (6) are available -- and here the author equivocates on the word authority, speaking of the authority a woman has over herself (the right to choose to become a consecrated virgin, for example;she cites St. Augustine and claims that women have authority over their husbands, when her examples do not substantiate this claim. The only show that a woman has a right to speak out about her husband's sins and to protest them. She has no authority to enforce behavior or to claim obedience.

Another well-intentioned book by a conservative Catholic that is more problematic than it should be, as it is dressed up as a theological argument from authority? (Would the author claim to be a Catholic feminist? The book appears to be an elaboration of this essay.)

The KoC

On Friday, hundreds of faithful gathered in New Haven, Conn. to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the death of Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Double the BS

When even normal training is a 24-hr struggle bus...? Um...MBC 일밤 진짜 사나이 제시

Posted by Soompi on Saturday, August 15, 2015
Females in counter-terrorist operations? Only as undercover operatives collecting information, maybe. Engaging in DA or counter-terrorist operations? Well, there are pictures of special police and military units with women holding guns. But are they actually effective? It is easy to propagandize when such units are untested.

Six Flying Dragons

Six Flying Dragons confirms the six main cast members! Wow, what a cast!

Posted by Soompi on Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Dormition

Blessed Feast! (Dormition of the Virgin, late 10th-early 11th c ivory)

Posted by St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary on Saturday, August 15, 2015

Example of a carving...

A Needed Outreach Effort

Church Militant: Helping Priests Become More Effective in Evangelizing Catholic Men (via Tea at Trianon)

The article itself hints at the problems within Latin traditionalism: "Unfortunately, the survey suggests that the majority of priests are failing to catechize men; priests are not specifically helping men to draw closer to Jesus Christ, Mary and Joseph." And not to God the Father and the Holy Trinity? (Fr. Bouyer had a comment about the new trinity that has replaced the Most Holy Trinity within popular Catholic spirituality.)

The search results for feminism.

I'm curious if Mr. Voris and his panel go beyond the socons in their critique of feminism.

New Emangelization Project — Helping Priests Become More Effective In Evangelizing Men — August 2015