Saturday, January 30, 2016

Roman Legions

CWR Interview with Bishop Olmstead

A Bishop Speaks to the Men of His Flock by Jim Graves
Bishop Thomas Olmsted discusses his recently released exhortation to Catholic men and the particular challenges he sees facing men of faith today.

CWR: You say that men and women are complementary, not competitors. How do you see this as being demonstrated or lived out in a healthy marriage?

Bishop Olmsted: In a healthy marriage, a wife is able to appreciate her femininity and the husband his masculinity. Pope Francis reminded us in the Synod of the Family that one must appreciate his/her body before he/she can have a significant encounter with the opposite sex.

God, our loving Creator, created two sexes. So, femininity and masculinity are linked to the design of God. You see this in a good marriage; each partner anticipates the other’s needs, and appreciates the other’s gifts. I’ve seen this in the marriage of my own parents, who have been married for 72 years. Their love is so beautiful, and their complementarity so evident.

CWR: What do you believe has caused so many marriages to break down in recent years?

Bishop Olmsted: There are a number of factors. Couples don’t have a good idea of what it is to be a man or a woman. The gender confusion we see has not been helpful. Couples have rejected the Church’s teaching regarding the gift of fertility.

Again, no mention of the authority of the husband in the family.

So what of the Men's Conference in the RC diocese of Phoenix next month? I am curious about Chris Stefanick and his Confirmation preparation program, "Chosen."

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Making Confirmation Engaging: Lessons From Chris Stefanick and Chosen
Take 5 with Chris Stefanick
CHOSEN: A Confirmation Study Program to Capture Teens’ Hearts and Minds

Friday, January 29, 2016

Too Much Even by Disney Standards?

Or are they aware that showing such a trailer would alienate part of their viewing audience? (The same audience that has been desensitized to the crap that is shown on Disney Channel, ABC, and ABC Family, and the rest?) Maybe that corporation is just biding time until it's right?

ABC Rejects ‘Carol’ Trailer Featuring Lesbian Sex Scene
CWR: "Partakers in the Suffering”: Recent events in China’s hopeful Church by Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.
The situation in China is far more complex than a simple chronicle of antagonism, suspicion, and persecution; progress and hope also punctuate the narrative

Some More Videos from SHOT Show 2016

SHOT Show Product Spotlight: Daniel Defense is celebrating 15 years and debuting a new V7 rifle.

Posted by SHOT Show on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

SHOT Show Product Spotlight visits Battle Arms Development at booth #6107 of the Law Enforcement section.

Posted by SHOT Show on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

CWR: The "True" Islam by James V. Schall, S.J.
The writings of Rémi Brague, winner of the 2012 Ratzinger Prize, about Islam offer the sort of unflinching and detailed analysis often missing from papal utterances

As If Being Pro-Abortion Were the Only Thing Wrong with Feminism

Never mind the rest of it, which is counter to natural law and tradition. Catholics need to stop trying to "reclaim" the indefensible.

The hijacking of the women’s movement, and the resurgence of pro-life feminism
Stanfurd has a Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies? "I guess it's not all bad."

February 10: The Holy City Reconsidered: A New Perspective on the Role of Documents in the Study of Urban Development in Twelfth-Century Jerusalem
Building 260, Room 252

Cardinal Burke on Catholic Education

TAC: Cardinal Burke on Catholic Education and Cultural Transformation
Genuine Catholic Education and its Power to Transform Our Culture

Shot Shot 2016: Modern Sturmgewehr

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Why is the villain's chauffer black in Spectre? Oh, that's right, probably because the villain is white and he's enslaved him! And why are 99.9% of the people seen in Mexico City at the opening of the movie white Mexicans? Where are the mixed and non-white Mexicans? Given the amount of money that it has made worldwide, there will probably be a sequel -- but will that one be more representative of the diversity of peoples around the world?

Also, whoever was in charge of editing did a terrible job.

Forrest McDonald Passes

Forrest McDonald, RIP, in the Mighty Company of the Founders by Stephen Klugewicz and Lenore Ealy
Jed Donohue


National Review
David Keene: Remembering Forrest McDonald
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History News Network

Archives at The Imaginative Conservative

I Bet He Hasn't Worn Formal Wear Like This Before

Pope Francis on Saturday received the letters of credence from the new Ambassador from the Republic of China (Taipei), Matthew S. Lee.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, January 23, 2016

Pope Francis on Saturday welcomed in the Vatican the new ambassador of Taiwan, Matthew S.M. Lee.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, January 24, 2016

The New Bishop of Macau

The newly-installed bishop of Macau has called on local Catholics to unite and live out the Catholic faith and the...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, January 25, 2016

Latin Marketing

Shopping Mass in Cebu during IEC

Vatican Radio's Seàn-Patrick Lovett is in Cebu, Philippines, for the 51st International Eucharistic Congress Special Coverage. How powerful is the Congress as an tool of evangelism? Seàn visited a shopping mall to find out. 

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Breitbart: DIVERSITY: Black Filmmaker Gets Record-breaking $17.5 Million for Slave Revolt Film ‘Birth of a Nation’

Nat Turner: Hero or mass-murderer?

Norica Beer Available in the US

Fr. Z: Benedictines of Norcia make GREAT beer! Coming to these USA!


Grill the Bishop

Thank you to everyone who attended our event with the Sisters of Life this past week. We really enjoyed having them come...

Posted by Theology on Tap Silicon Valley on Sunday, January 24, 2016

Takayama Ukon

This sword-wielding Samurai just moved closer to sainthood! (via Fr. Z)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Early Inculturation

“We know that such frescoes have so far never been seen in any other church.”

Posted by Ancient Faith Radio on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Baffled That This Was Published at Pravmir

Orthodoxy has always held women in the highest regard. Church history is full of amazing women such St. Olha of Kyiv and...

Posted by Orthodoxy and the World on Monday, January 25, 2016

Divine Liturgy with the Chalcedonian Orthodox Patriarchs

Michael Bay with Bill O'Reilly

Larry Vickers at SHOT Show

No Surprise if This Never Makes It to Series

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Star Corey Hawkins to Topline Fox’s ’24’ Spinoff

Les Brigandes

Critics Are Ignorant of the Constitution

Donald J. Trump’s call for a moratorium on #Muslim #immigration has drawn fire from the establishment right. “It’s a...

Posted by Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture on Monday, January 18, 2016

But we knew that... Carly Fiorina? Not qualified to be Chief Executive.

A Christian Humanist

Having access to personal correspondence and other private papers is every biographer’s dream, a potential difference...

Posted by Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture on Monday, January 25, 2016

Srdja Trifkovic on Spain

Letter from Spain: Post-Election Imbroglio

This year my winter retreat in Gran Canaria coincides with an unprecedented political crisis in #Spain which may herald...

Posted by Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Condemning a generation of nerds

Regardless of the defenses of the movie against charges of Rey being a feminist heroine or a Mary Sue character, it remains a girl-power movie which replaces the male on a quest to become a man with a kick-ass female.
Tried to ChiMek last night -- it was ok though what they serve is wings, not really Korean fried chicken as you might imagine it. I think 99 Chicken is better and would prefer to go there, but for a sports event with friends who like to drink beer, ChiMek would be suitable.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

They're Crying in Boston Tonight

Good. Who is more obnoxious than Boston sports fans?