Saturday, January 20, 2018

Fr. Romanus Cessario, OP Reviews Kidnapped by the Vatican?

Non Possumus by Romanus Cessario, O.P.

MOJ: The Mortara Case, Pio Nono, Statism, Parents, etc.

Dreher has been writing a lot about this incident lately, but at this point I am not interested in examining it, though there are a lot of interesting issues at stake: religious freedom, the rights of Pharisees in Christian societies, the rights/powers of a Christian government, the intersection between the political community and Church...

12 Rules of Life

It may not be perfect but it may be the start of the red pill for many normies. I'll have to get a copy of the book.


Friday, January 19, 2018

A Convenient Opportunity for Sermonizing about Sex

But it ignores the fact that the transgressor of the new feminist norms is a leftist Muslim non-American: Commentary: Aziz Ansari's Hookup Was a Game of Russian Roulette by Leah Libresco Sargeant

President Trump to the March for Life

Saw a poster of the CTA (and probably of the local teachers' union as well) with a bunch of lefty slogans, including "Love is love." I suppose that is their defense of illegal relationships between female teachers and students?

Hagia Sophia

John Chapman

The General

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Just another hoodie?

Hopefully this is not PC like Strike Back...

Learn with Pat Mac



Crye Precision

The Team Room

American Defense Mfg

Clueless about Sex Differences

The content of the message itself, how the "current culture" is toxic in its portrayal of masculinity, is a mix of good and bad. But the fact that a woman is saying this and apologizing, I find patronizing and ineffective for men who have taken any amount of the red pill. This sort of messaging could easily be put to use of the Feminine Imperative, without any changes to the message itself.

Are the American Jesuits and Bergoglians paying attention?

Neo-Yankees and Yankees

The Elite vs. The Deplorables by Gail Jarvis

For most of our nation’s two and a half century history, newspapers were the essential source of public opinion. Although newspapers expressed political preferences, regional newspapers did provide other sides of stories, as well as… »

“White Privilege” or “Yankee Privilege?” by James Ronald Kennedy

White privilege has become a major leftwing talking point and justification for a plethora of progressive initiatives that can best be described as reverse racial discrimination. White privilege is the mirror image of white supremacy. … »

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hitchens on the Darkest Hour (and Churchill)

Initial Thoughts...
CWR: Chinese Catholics who changed China and the world by Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.

The inspiring and little-known stories of Fr. Ma Xiangbo, SJ, Princess Yu Deling, Ying Lianzhi, Abbot Lu Zhengxiang, OSB, and Bishop Fan Xueyan.

Remembering St. John Paul II’s controversial 1987 pilgrimage to Chile by Filip Mazurczak

Now is an appropriate time to recall that historic visit and the role that John Paul II and the Chilean bishops played in Chile’s peaceful transition to democracy, as well as clarify some misconceptions about that pilgrimage.

A comment:

“According to George Weigel’s authoritative biography of John Paul II, Witness to Hope, during this meeting Pinochet asked John Paul II: “Why is the Church always talking about democracy? One method of government is as good as another.” John Paul’s response was: “No. The people have a right to their liberties, even if they make mistakes in exercising them.”

1. The people have a right to their political liberties, if they are qualified to hold them. 2. This does not mean that a liberal democracy at the scale of the nation-state is necessarily the best or only means of satisfying (1). [my edit]

And this is the problem with popes voicing opinions about political issues, because there is no guarantee that their moral theology concerning political order and community, and the judgments issuing from it, is correct, as none of this falls within the Deposit of Faith as such.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Pinks and Greens

Earl Scruggs

album version from Flatt and Scruggs