Saturday, April 02, 2016

Sant'Andrea della Valle


Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Psalm 141:2Photo From: The Greek Orthodox Church of our Saviour in Rye, NY

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Not Our Saviour in NYC, but Our Saviour Greek Orthodox Church in Rye, NY.

A New Place for the Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen

Nuns’ San Francisco soup kitchen gets an upgrade (via Cal Catholic Daily)

Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen

John Lasseter is SJW

From another comment, which is on Zootopia:

A comment over at iSteve, LA Times: "L.A. Is Resegregating -- And Whites Are a Major Reason Why":

Isn’t this issue similar to the school integration issue you wrote about where liberals are lamenting that schools are resegregating? You pointed out that the real issue is that the nation is running out of white kids. It is sort of a carrying capacity issue. In the 1970s there were so many white kids that you could more easily relocate minority students to schools where they could sit next to whites. But now there just aren’t enough white kids to go around.

The same is true for California. Too much immigration has swamped the carrying capacity of the remaining whites to adequately comprise the racial mixture desired by liberals.

The True Cost of Health Care

David Belk

Boat's Up the River

John Doyle · Carol Elizabeth Jones · James Leva

No sign of the Lonesome River Band version on youtube yet.

via Bluegrass Signal

Ah, Aleppo...

Watch this video of the last interview with Metropolitan Pavlos of Aleppo and Orthodox Christianity in his City.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, April 2, 2016


Is it possible to be over-educated when real knowledge is concerned? (Perhaps if it is not appropriate to one's calling, in which case it is tied to the vice of curiositas.) Some prefer a variation in order to emphasize that it isn't true education; is that effective rhetoric? Or would over-credentialed or over-certificated be better? What would be most effective against the modern Uhmerican woman who thinks she is all that because of the degrees she has?
Limited immigration and assimilation is still ideal, but I'll still favor Cantonese chains over Taiwanese ones...

Din Tai Fung at Valley Fair opening in May?

Taiwanese 7-Eleven to Open in Four U.S. Cities Early 2017

"Taiwanese-American" -- how many of them watch Fresh Off the Boat?

'70s Sitcoms Aren't Coming Back

A Californian take on life in Cincinnati, Ohio? How many of the cast members could pass for a native Ohioan?

From 2010:

Stanford Anscombe Society Third Annual Conference


Speakers include W. Bradford Wilcox; I'm not sure if he can be counted as a supporter of traditional patriarchy, but he's probably the only reason I'd consider attending.

Support Your Local Sheriff

Sheriff Glenn Palmer and the "Scouring of the Shire" by William Norman Grigg -- Sheriff Glenn Palmer

Oregon standoff: Grant County sheriff facing investigation pursues legal defense fund

예고편 Spirits' Homecoming

A movie about Korea's comfort women. Playing now at Cupertino AMC.


Friday, April 01, 2016

Marquette, Again

Professor John McAdams: ‘Of Course I’m Not Going to Apologize’ for Defending a Student’s Freedom of Speech

SyFy Back to Its Usual Self

After The Expanse, we get the girl power show Wynonna Earp (based on a comic book).

Produced in Canada. It figures.

How many SJW points?

"Wynonna Earp" Stars, Showrunner Call Syfy Series "Justified" Meets "Buffy"
Comic Book Resources

Annie Staninec Playing with Rod Stewart

Breaking News: Annie Staninec Tours With Rod Stewart, Cousin Al’s Farewell Show, Studio 55 Marin To Close, Alan Munde & Bill Evans Banjo Workshop & Concert

She's underutilized...

The Grand Oligarchy Party

The Election: The Republican Establishment’s Theft of the Word “Conservative” by William Lind

What's the Origin of the Beef?

McDonald’s Japan Serves Up the Biggest Mac of All Time
China Is Already Living in 2020 by Pepe Escobar

Related: The China Train is NOT Fine
China's Chairman Builds a Cult of Personality
The Lies of Neoliberal Economics (or How America Became a Nation of Sharecroppers) by Michael Hudson and Chris Hedges
Vox: Feminist faux-cons drink the Kool-aid

"The only real disappointment is Christina Hoff Sommers, but this demonstrates that no woman who calls herself a feminist of ANY kind should be trusted to reliably stand up to the Sisterhood."

I agree...

Also via Vox Day:

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Getting Exposure in the MSM

Time: Porn and the Threat to Virility by Belinda Luscombe

Waiting for This Year's Festival...

An Update on Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Soaring over the new Cathedral! Watch this video to see the progress of the construction.

Posted by Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Friday, March 18, 2016

Getting a Tailored Shirt from Proper Cloth or Hong Kong

Who does the garment making for Proper Cloth? Can a tailor who makes dress shirts for Asians keep a business running in California?

"Can a Dress Shirt be Racist?" by Steve Sailer


For now at least... the application to develop land for a new Roman Catholic high school in Morgan Hill.

Longmire Casting News

Guess Netflix is producing another season... Just Jared.

Catholic Feminism in the Guise of "Complementarianism"

Women and the Power to Change the World by Mary Rice Hasson

So what do we do about that? Here’s the good news: Catholic women have not been idle for the past thirty years. There’s a vibrant generation of women, particularly young women, who are well schooled in their faith, with hearts truly on fire for the Lord. Some of them are already hard at work, some of them are waiting to see where the Lord is calling them, and many more need our support to make a difference. In my work with the Catholic Women’s Forum, I’ve been in contact with hundreds of women leaders—leaders of different apostolates and leaders of efforts that, while secular, support a moral culture. I'm struck by the wide range of efforts that women have undertaken to evangelize the culture—and so often with little support, little fanfare.

Some incredible efforts include Kathleen Eaton Bravo’s Obria Medical Clinics, which provide a full-service alternative to Planned Parenthood; CanaVox, where mothers learn how to reach their peers to support and defend marriage; and ENDOW, a program founded by Terry Polakovic that educates women in parishes about the nature and dignity of women. We see at the same time the brilliant work being done by female theologians—women like Margaret McCarthy of the John Paul II Institute and Sr. Sara Butler, one of the first women on the International Theological Commission. They are contributing greatly to the church’s theological and pastoral thinking. Then we have the leadership of journalists like Kathryn Lopez and legal scholars like Helen Alvaré —they are powerful voices in the culture, speaking up for the dignity of women and the importance of family and religious freedom.

But it’s not enough. We need to do more. We need to amplify within the culture the voices of Catholic women who do support the teachings of the church; women who see the Church’s teachings as the path to women’s happiness, equality, and authentic freedom; who know that women flourish when they live according to the truths of our faith. These are the women whose voices need to shape our culture. These are the women we need to raise up.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

We Need an Effective, Relocalized Witness and Evangelization

Natural Law Won’t Help, and Neither Will Better Politics by Thomas Storck

But those states that do have cohesive communities and a Christian culture, even if failing, need to be strengthened.

E. Christian Kopff in First Things

An Ancient Clash of Civilizations by Christian Kopff

If he is a recent addition to the staff of contributors, would this explain his recent criticism of the editors of Chronicles?

Eternal Memory

Day 3 - Memorial Liturgy for a Priest during Bright week. What a beautiful service we had for Father Wes. It was...

Posted by Eparchy of Phoenix on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

This picture of Father Wes was taken in the early months of 2014.To me, it speaks volumes.

Posted by Eparchy of Phoenix on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Dear Clergy members of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy ofPhoenix and all other clergy, religious and faithful:At the...

Posted by Eparchy of Phoenix on Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Dr. Joseph Mercola: The Heart Scam That Could Cost Your Life
Consecration of His Grace Nikodemos of Nitria


Michelangelo's Handwriting

A letter from Michelangelo in the Vatican archives.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

An Indie Movie, But a Good Western?

Kill or Be Killed:

The limited budget for Bone Tomahawk was a bit too obvious for much of the movie...


Tolkien & Anglo-Saxon England: Protectors of Christendom by Bradley J. Birzer
New Santa Clara theology dean opened IgnatianQ Conference

Conference creates 'safe spaces' for students at Jesuit institutions who are involved with LGBTQ work

(via Fr. Z)

No sign of reform from Rome.

Funeral Mass for Mother Angelica

To be broadcast on EWTN:

Mass of Christian Burial
4/1 12 PM ET
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput presides over the Solemn Funeral Mass for EWTN Foundress, Mother Angelica, live from the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Al.

Her memorial page.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Grill... by the Holy Office

Roman Catholic Marketing

just doesn't seem to work...

Happy Easter! He is Risen!

Posted by World Youth Day on Sunday, March 27, 2016

WYD Minute 21

Check out this week's #WYDMinute! Learn all about the Mercy Bell, and what the Pope had to say at Palm Sunday. There will be a two week break then we'll be back with more WYD news.

Posted by World Youth Day on Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Legacy of Tibhirine

Seven Trappist monks were kidnapped from the monastery in Tibhirine, Algeria 20 years ago this weekend. The monks were...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, March 27, 2016

A Member of the Sistine Chapel Choir Speaks

The celebrations marking Holy Week and Easter comprise one of the busiest periods here in the Vatican, with hundreds of...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, March 27, 2016

Lack of Western Talent?

The icon could have been much better.

Pope Francis on Instagram: With the weapons of love, God has defeated selfishness and death.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, March 27, 2016

This one is a bit better...

An Interesting Contrast

a comment at AG:

Hawkeye Pierce is the stereotypical Sensitive New Age Guy and "Sensitive Man with a Sense of Humor" who, along with Woody Allen, are allegedly oh so sexy. They are so "in touch with their feelings" and present as "emotionally available" and "vulnerable" and "have a social conscience", and this makes them "sexy".

Alda (and his character, Hawkeye Pierce) weren't as bad as David Schwimmer's Ross Geller, though. Pierce was a bad ass surgeon, considered the best chest cutter in the camp. He stood up for himself and his principles. He also presented as a mischievous, snarky bad boy, fucking all the nurses in the unit, smirking and offering clever witticisms while doing it, and making the best of a tough situation. Pierce also had the masculine traits of reliability, proficiency and toughness. He could be counted on to do what he said he would do, was among the best at his craft, and was resilient under pressure. Pierce could thus get away with the occasional overwrought emotional display and the social justice tendencies.

Ross Geller isn't like that. Ross is a pussy. He's a paleontologist and is somewhat embarrassed by it. He won't own it. He won't pursue what he wants until it becomes clear it's his for the taking. He won't own his cheating on Rachel, hiding behind repeatedly whining "we were on a break". (You can tell it's fiction, because Ross would never have gotten Rachel OR a chance to cheat on her). He has this verbal/emotional tic of gulping when emotionally overcome, which comes off as feminine. He wears his heart on his sleeve (Pierce didn't). Ross relies on snark and cleverness, but with none of the smirking bad boy persona to go with it. His imagination that snark and wittiness makes him masculine is a gamma tell. Without masculinity and the IDGAF attitude, snark comes off as bitchy, petty and feminine.

This is the difference between 70s SNAGs and 90s feminized men. Fictional SNAGs like Hawkeye Pierce still had some bad boy. The 90s feminized men dispensed with the "bad boy" stuff and replaced it all with snark, clever prepackaged lines, and overwrought emoting, all in a feminized male wrapping. It was sold to men and women as "sexy" and "hot" and "funny"; but Ross is none of the above - he's pathetic, bitchy and girly, and the women around him can see right through it.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Sunday of Orthodoxy at HVC


Russkaya zhizn’ Interviews Vladimir Krassovsky, Director of the Cathedral Choir in San Francisco

Posted by Holy Virgin Cathedral of SF on Thursday, March 17, 2016

Does the United States Still Exist?

Paul Craig Roberts (UNZ)

It should be: Do these United States still exist?

The Great Ponzi Scheme of the Global Economy by Michael Hudson and Chris Hedges

A Good Day to Die

If one has a good death... Eternal memory!

A New Trailer for The Nice Guys

Sunday, March 27, 2016

"And I approve this message..."

Pope Francis on Twitter: Jesus Christ is risen! Love has triumphed over hatred, life has conquered death, light has dispelled the darkness!

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Sunday, March 27, 2016

What Christian could disagree with this? Or with these?

Pope Francis on Twitter: The Cross is the word through which God has responded to evil in the world.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, March 26, 2016

Pope Francis on Twitter: To live Easter means to enter into the mystery of Jesus who died and rose for us.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, March 26, 2016

Χριστός ἀνέστη!