Saturday, February 23, 2019

Gender Stereotyping

What sort of femininity is he talking about?

“It is not just a matter of style,” Francis continued, “the feminine genius is reflected in the church that is a woman. Inviting a woman to speak is not shifting into the mode of an ecclesiastical feminism, because in the end every feminism ends up being machismo with a skirt.”

“Woman is the image of the church that is woman, she is married, she is mother,” the pontiff said, which is why Catholics refer to the Church as mother, rather than as an organization or a union.

“It is not a question of giving more functions to women in the Church – yes, this is good, but this does not solve the problem – it is about integrating women as a figure of the church into our thinking. And also thinking of the church with the categories of a woman,” the pope concluded.

And yet he concedes to the demand of feminists that women should have more "roles" in the institutional Church.

Breitbart: Pope Francis: Feminism Is ‘Machismo in a Skirt’

Remarks here

Benchmade Responds

Starlingear Hammers


Making the Republican Party Great Again

Or returning to its oligarchic roots in a different fashion? Economic nationalism?

First Things: A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGENDA by Daniel McCarthy

Day 2

CWR: Focus of Summit turns to accountability, bishops, and footnotes by Christopher R. Altieri

Meanwhile: Cardinal Cupich lays out framework for bishops’ accountability

February 21, 2019 / by Xavier Rynne II
The third in a series of reports from the Vatican’s meeting on the sexual abuse crisis.

February 22, 2019 / by Xavier Rynne II
The fourth in a series of reports from the Vatican’s meeting on the sexual abuse crisis.

February 23, 2019 / by Xavier Rynne II
The fifth in a series of reports from the Vatican’s meeting on the sexual abuse crisis.

Haven't kept up with these...

L'Acte 15

Léa Camilleri

Friday, February 22, 2019

Did They Really Fight ISIS?

Was there any collaboration or involvement of Palestinian Christians?

Or was this a Latin-only affair?

Opus Dei: Opening of the Saxum Visitor Center
The official opening of the Saxum Visitor Center in the Holy Land took place on February 7 in the presence of the Minister of Tourism for Israel and the Auxiliary Bishop of Jerusalem.

Still Trying to Make a Sale

Better than most of his recent movies...

Ridley Scott

Upholding the [Civic Nationalist] State

full episode

Where's the accountability?

On the details of the Gustavo Zanchetta case and its handling by Pope Francis.

Francis The Fake Reformer by ROD DREHER

Fitness Recommendations

Some here.

Launch of a SSN

Thursday, February 21, 2019

What "Charism"?

for this society of apostolic life now that its founder has been disgraced? The Sodalitium Christianae Vitae.

CNA: Sodalit founder expelled from congregation

Earlier this month:
Vatican bars Sodalit founder from contact with members
New Sodalit report details severe sexual, psychological abuse

Our Hope Lies with Gen Z

Not with Milllenials.

AmConMag: The Republicans’ Millennial Problem by PAUL GOTTFRIED
It’s going to take more than policy gimmicks to compete with the growing allure of victimology.

Because the Patriarchate of Rome Has Already Consulted Laymen

Actually, it hasn't. What about the voices of men?

Similarly, in the survey, one participant commented: “Mothers must be a part of the solutions created to protect our children from future abuse…and to promote vocations.“ In addition, 78% of women surveyed felt that the Church hierarchy either “does not understand” or “understands very little” about women’s concerns over the abuse crisis.

CWR: Catholic Women’s Forum provides testimonies, data about female responses to abuse crisis by Jeanette Flood
Ninety-six percent of 5,038 U.S. Catholic women surveyed last month agree with Pope Francis that clergy living double lives should leave ministry.

Dragged Across Concrete

The Highwaymen

Not PC

Abbeville Institute: Pro-Confederate Television By Jeff Wolverton

Another PJ Video

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Hirokazu Kore-eda's Father Figures

What Kerygma?

Even regular Mass-goers have been poorly instructed/catechized; and then there is the competing SJW gospel.

Why don’t Millennials want to evangelize? by Christopher Plance
Before we start telling Millennials that they need to preach and evangelize, we might do well to tell them the story of Israel, of Abraham, of God’s rescue operation for the world through Jesus Christ and the covenant promises.

Noriko Sakai in 2017

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

M-1 Carbine

Hamilton the Nationalist and Enabler of Oligarchy

Law and Liberty: A Corrupt Republic? Hamilton, Madison, and the Rise of Oligarchy by TONY WILLIAMS

New Head of GOArch to be Chosen This Year?

Ecumenical Patriarch Openly Speaks of Changes in American, Australian & British Churches

KoC, Again

Who will identify as "Central European" in the US in 20 years?

The Results of Liberal White-Knighting

Liberal Arts in Korea

A Problem That Needs to Be Addressed

But is she addressing all of the possible causes, other than loneliness and looking for a drug to escape unhappiness? What about the causes of unhappiness? Addiction to pleasure? Narcissism? Pride?

"Most importantly, believe in yourself!"

Hope about trust in God's forgiveness and grace, instead.

A Gangrenous Wound Spreads

Operation Market Garden - 1st Airborne Division - AFPU

Monday, February 18, 2019

Martin van Creveld Examines Solutions to the Problem Besetting the Modern State of Israel

Just as in 1948

Nationalists, i.e. Having Accepted the Identity Created by the Modern State

Would they have sided with Franco in his treatment of the Basques? What do they think of secession? They should be talking to paleocons, not Rod Dreher.

Rod Dreher meets some Spanish Catholic Nationalists: We Are the Resistance

E. Michael Jones on the Usual Suspects

Worth the Price?

Mass Culture in the UK

also pushing for interracial couples and miscegenation. A South Asian happens to be the one who remembers the Beatles and no one else?

What manner of secularism?

Opus Dei: accepting the Feminist paradigm on work and career -- Formulas for Holiness
February 10 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Considering Guadalupe’s passion for chemistry, we are starting a series on some of her “formulas” for how to face the problems affecting professionals today: lack of time, stress, restlessness, fear, sadness

If they are single and no man wants to marry them, Catholic female overachievers may consider becoming numerary members, right?


Battle Stations

A-10 replacements?


Parts 2, 3, 4,, 6


Inside the Immaculate World of Russian Orthodox Dating (via Byz TX)

Sunday, February 17, 2019

At Our Wit’s End by Edward Dutton and Michael A. Woodley

The Rise and the Decline of the West by F. Roger Devlin


Doom Patrol

More crap from Hollywood, this time thanks to DC Comics.

Two Views on Zero Tolerance

CWR: Questions remain about McCarrick, even as new scandals emerge by Christopher R. Altieri
If the Vatican hoped to score even a qualified public relations victory with the announcement of the McCarrick verdict, news that broke heading into the weekend made that unlikely.

Sandro Magister: “Zero Tolerance.” The Watchword of a Church Without Mercy

More Hollywood Ridiculousness

Having Téa Leoni be the Secretary of State was bad enough; we have to Charlize Theron play the role.

When Corporations Sell Mass Culture

Joseph Pearce on the Movie About J.R.R. Tolkien

I posted the trailer here.

Tolkien the Movie: Wormtongue's Revenge.