Saturday, January 26, 2019
You have ideology and personal orientation–including quality of mind. There are plenty of not very feminine–bitchy, unpleasant–women on the left.
But in fact, most of the behavior of these women is stereotypically feminine:
— emotion driven
— prioritizing “nurturing”
— conforming to the narrative
As Anonymous notes, a bunch of these “liberal” women are in the helping professions. Their nurturing instincts have been redirected from a positive one–having and raising their children–to a negative one, fixing the evils perpetrated by the white partiarchy.
They are just a bright underlining of two problems:
— the feminine virtues are not suited to the political sphere, but to the domestic one;
— when your culture/society is hijacked by a hostile other, you’re in deep shit, because your women rather than conforming to ideology and mores that helps conserve your nation, conform to an ideology and mores that help tear it down.
Friday, January 25, 2019
What message is being sent to victims of priest sex abuse that Cardinal Roger Mahony will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Los Angeles Archdiocesan Education Conference, the largest [...]
Instead of lecturing about immigration and trying to redefine American identity, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez needs to do his job and clean house, including replacing the staff for LA Religious Congress or cancelling it, if necessary. There is absolutely no doubt that Roger Mahony, who should be laicized and punished with other penalties, should not be allowed to speak at the congress.
Yes, the principal should resign. (Even if he does issue an apology letter, and I don't think he has.) The bishop should resign too, but bishops apparently don't have to live up to a code of honor.
LifeSite: BREAKING: Covington bishop apologizes to pro-life students: ‘we…allowed ourselves to be bullied’
Covington bishop apologizes to Covington Catholic students
CNA: Major Japanese convenience stores ban pornography
Shame on the Diocese and the school for rushing to judgment, especially in this Pope Francis era of “Who am I to judge?”
Fr. Stravinskas criticizes the chaperones/teachers and suggest that they be removed from their jobs or future positions of trust.
But what could the chaperones have done?
1. Called the police on some minorities -- yeah the SJWs would have played up the optics on that as well.
2. Stand their ground and do nothing while waiting for the bus to arrive. Was choosing another exfil point an option? Maybe not, for large buses. Maybe no one had the authority to make such a decision; maybe there was no clearly designated leader. Maybe they didn't have proper communication with the bus driver.
3. Leaving/retreating to go where?
Could they have gone to the train station? It's probably a bit far for the HS students. I don't remember the layout of National Mall that well, but the number of spots at the mall for bus pick-up are probably limited. So what is to stop various people from following the students and continuing to harass them? (Some say that the group had already moved four times and were followed. What of the optics for such a retreat?) Option #1. Maybe Catholics will toughen up and keep that option in mind next time something like this happens. (And get a Catholic lawyer to help with legal advice.)
What was the risk of real danger? (As opposed to a public nuisance or annoyance.)
Were there any teachers there? The parents were probably unfamiliar with such situations. Who would have chosen differently knowing what they know now? Where is the guide on what to do? Were the chaperones given instructions on possible scenarios? (I am guessing no, as Catholics are rather new to dealing with SJWs.) Should these parents lose a position of trust because everyone involved, including the school administration, was unprepared?
I am betting that most, if not all, of the chaperones were women, too. Not likely to be good leaders in a stressful situation like that. (Sexist!) Maybe next year there should be more men involved, or maybe they should cancel their participation. (Though one would help the organizers of the march would have some countermeasures in place by then.)
It is a question of whether their prudence was sufficiently schooled for such situations, and I am betting that even school administrators might not have known what to do. Why "punish" them for inexperience?
As for the March for Life itself -- it is a copy of the avowedly peaceful political demonstration from the 60s, Civil Rights Era, Vietnam War protests, and so on - an appropriation of Gandhi. It is different from the mass demonstrations of the late 19th and early 20th ce, in which mob violence was a real possibility. Is such a public demonstration still necessary, given that it is politically ineffectual for ending abortion? (What is effective is getting a candidate like Donald Trump, or someone even better, elected to Federal and state offices, and not a pro-life demonstration but political rallies may be needed.)
First Things: WHAT'S MISSING FROM THE MARCH FOR LIFE by John Waters
How is his suggestion (gathering to quietly read something pro-life) not to degenerate into a form of performance art? Why do conservatives concede ground to those who uphold abortion by turning it into a merely intellectual argument? It's because they too have been indoctrinated with liberal presuppositions. If abortion is so serious, and a prayer service for the dead (in a church - I am not keen on the idea of public prayer demnonstrations) is insufficient for Mr. Waters, then perhaps those who oppose abortion may be justified in pursuing other responses to end it. But I bet Mr. Waters is opposed to those options as well.
Diocese of Lexington
Video of his installation and ordination
Covington Catholic: A Cautionary Tale for Our Times by The Editors
EDITORIAL: We must challenge false claims that seek to defame and slander young people and maliciously attach the pro-life movement to racism and intolerance.
Christians in the Cultural Crosshairs by Joan Frawley Desmond
NEWS ANALYSIS: Targets Include Kentucky High-School Boys, Karen Pence
Thursday, January 24, 2019
"A survey of bishops in the US released this week found that among respondents, 41 percent believe it theoretically possible to ordain women as deacons..."
CNA: Two-thirds of US bishops do not believe women should be ordained deacons
Would be interested in seeing the demographic stats for attendance this year. 50+ years of liturgical experimentation and what does the patriarchate of Rome have to show for it? Maybe we will have to wait 100 years for someone to write a good history of what happened to the patriarchate up to and after the council, including the JPII years which are currently shielded from criticism.
205: Covington High Boys: Assault on Catholic Pro-Life Young Men [Podcast]
I'm 17 minutes into the podcast, and they don't seem to get it.
Ah, 19 minutes they talk about the reaction being anti-white...
The equating of SJWs with KKK 2.0 is just wrong.
[They resume the discussion about anti-white identity politics for a bit at 58 minutes.]
Rod Dreher uses it as a springboard for this: Catholic Rebels: ‘We Don’t Care Now’
What options do apostolic Christians have with respect to weak but recalcitrant bishops who refuse to resign? When will bishops understand that their measure of political prudence, if they have any, is in no way better by virtue of his episcopal office than that of a lay Christian's?
A review of A Thousand Points of Truth: The History and Humanity of Col. John Singleton Mosby in Newsprint (ExLibris, 2016) by V.P. Hughes Valerie Protopapas (who writes under her maiden name V.P. Hughes) has… »
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Would he consider "returning home" to the Chaldean/Assyrian Church?
From atheism and Marxism to Catholicism: The conversion of Sohrab Ahmari by Jim Graves
Identity Politics, Whether We Want Them Or Not
Davis CA police officer Natalie Corona shot, killed; suspect dead
Davis forms committee to honor slain Officer Natalie Corona
UC Davis Students Memorial Photo of Slain Office Natalie Corona Offends Black Lives Matter
Full memorial service
Natalie Corona's father speaks at his daughter's memorial service
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
It will probably not be well-equipped to deal with the Gender War.
Catholic SF: Star of the Sea School to become archdiocese’s first classical academy
News form the school
Will any Latin bishop be brave enough to admit that identity politics exists and is at work? It is much easier to blame everything on Satan. We're still waiting for the Covington HS administration and the bishops of Louisville and Covington to apologize for their public statements condemning the behavior of the students.
The Internet and Satan’s Game by Bishop Robert Barron
When you’re about to make a comment, ask yourself a very simple question.
I want to show other celebrities who voted for @realDonaldTrump it’s ok to come forward. Better yet let’s show the world how many Americans stand with him. Bullies shouldn’t be allowed for almost a year and a half to bully us without cause. If you voted for him just Like or RT— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) April 24, 2018
Nick Sandmann and the students of Covington have become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be. They have captivated the attention of the world, and I know they will use it for the good - maybe even to bring people together. It started off unpleasant, but can end in a dream!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
How are some of my suggestions, even if they are too much fan service, but after the Abrams franchise and STD maybe there can't be too much fan service.
The series could be unified by a long-term story arc: what happened to Spock? Picard is recruited for a mission after there are rumors of Spock's death trickle into the Federation. Picard's character could be developed in many ways, his career could have gone in many directions since his retirement from Starfleet. Let us assume that he was appointed an ambassador for the Federation for some time, so he has contacts within the Federation, other governments, and so on.
The writers could ignore the events of JJ Abrams' movie and the supernova that destroyed Romulus, or rewrite events, with Spock saving Romulus in time. Spock then helped relations between the Federation and Romulus thaw, but this was followed by another military coup and purge by the Romulan security service or the Tal Shiar, and the growth of the Romulan "resistance." Reformers vs. old guard. (Again?) Political intrigue, a near civil war. Maybe even some events of Star Trek: Nemesis could be written, and Remus could also be featured in the series. I could see one useful allusion to the Jar Jar Abrams movie -- the Romulans are making use of Borg technology.
What's going on with the Klingons? The series could also feature the cooling of relations of the Federation with the Klingon Empire (which other series alluded to as being part of the future timeline).
What about Vulcan seeking to be isolation?
What about an episode featuring the return of Saavik, with Kirstie Allie or Robin Curtis replaying the role? Picard seeks out Saavik as she has been involved with the Romulan reform movement.
And there could even be the return of Tasha Yar/Sela, who was in disgrace for a while and disappeared from Romulan military/political life, but is now able to seek power once again, thanks to all of the turmoil on Romulus.
What about showing what happened to the Borg after their "final" defeat by Janeway?
And the rebuilding of the Cardassian Union?
Maybe Picard could also investigate corruption within Starfleet, including Section 31, after its existence has become better known.
And the return of an old enemy, who is manipulating different parties behind the scenes, and a new conspiracy to take over the Federation.
Star Trek Picard Show To Deal With Event That Radically Altered Galaxy, TNG Guest Stars A Possibility
Kurtzman also reveals how he and Michael Chabon wooed Patrick Stewart back to Star Trek.
From a few months ago...
A possible Section 31 spin-off featuring Michelle Yeoh is in the works.
Latest update on the limited series.
Adam DeVille: God Does Not Need Your Outrage
Do people feel outrage on behelf of God? Or are they angry for another reason? And if they are angry, is that anger justified? Have they been injured in some way? One should not wallow in anger, nor act rashly or unjustly. But does an ascetic have much to say to those who still live in the world and must act in defense of his community? The ideal is not the suppression of anger, and to be free of anger, but to have anger subject to reason and the Holy Spirit.
Perhaps a wise and holy spiritual father can have something to say about anger that will be of use to lay people, and avoid the problems that Leon Podles have pointed to in certain development in Christian spirituality. But when lay people do so, they should tread carefully because their own credibility is at issue.
WATCH: For the first time, Covington Catholic students respond to the onslaught of death threats, slander, and libel they’ve faced in the last 48 hours. #StandWithCovington #VERIFIEDBULLIES pic.twitter.com/4OtlTXQAVj— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) January 21, 2019
BREAKING: FIRST Video Statement From Covington Catholic School Students Details How the Fake News Mob Has Impacted Their Lives https://t.co/BtaUmaCZn0— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) January 22, 2019
Perhaps the memory of that metaphysical right to property informs our fears, and could lead to a restoration of human flourishing.
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Thank you to @benshapiro for joining the March for Life. Often, this struggle can feel like a Catholic-only affair. His comradeship is a powerful reminder that faithful Jews, our elder brothers and sisters, feared God and didn't obey pharaoh's evil order.— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) January 21, 2019
I apologize to the Covington Catholic boys. What Rod Dreher says of himself goes double for me. I jumped the gun and that was stupid and unjust. It is I, not the boys, who needs to take a lesson from this.— Robert P. George (@McCormickProf) January 20, 2019
The Catholic Bonfire At The Stake https://t.co/uhYcgiLVWI via @amconmag
Unbelievable. Moderates trying to appease the SJWs. This is what passes for conservatism in the MSM and academia.
In a traditional society, all of the virtue-signalling conservatives who denounced the students would lose their positions of influence and authority.
Breitbart: U.S. Military Identifies Three Americans Killed in Syria Attack
And with that Netflix nuAmerican SJW celebrity:
CNA What Catholics can learn from ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’