Saturday, July 25, 2020

Claes Ryn's Contribution to the AmConMag Special Issue


KoC Will Get Their Beatification

But will the KoC be around in 10 years?

Uncommon Grace

A Survivor of a UK Grooming Gang Speaks. I Believe Her.

Converge, Converge, Converge

Friday, July 24, 2020

Leviathan Now?

The Popularity of Populism

German Nationalism

Oren Cass on Ezra Klein's Show

Thanks Be to God for the Avocado

A Warning

Because Yellowstone

Yes, the show is not perfect, and it's not 100% "conservative." But it does have positive portrayals of fatherhood, and something like loyalty, which is mixed up with things that are not legal but may be morally gray.

Law and Liberty

The P:E Diet?

Ted Naiman, M.D. and Diet Doctor

Regenerative Organic Certified

U.S. Out of Syria!

That Webinar with Ross Douthat and Gracy Olmstead

Eastern Catholics Have A Lot to Say About Rome on This

A Formally Independent Taiwan Now

He'll Enjoy This Honor

An expert on administrative law and all that...

A Discussion of Distributism


False Flag?

The Mounties have an official narrative to explain all of that.

Yes, But It Doesn't Require a One-World Government

Another West-George Collaboration


Guilt by Association

VOA Connect: Foreign Teacher Lands in Rural America

Taleb's Newest

VOCES8, "Send in the Clowns"

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Still Compensating

Day in the Life of a Japanese Delivery Worker

Fempowered Alpha Widowhood

Vulture: Wrap Yourself Up in Taylor Swift’s ‘cardigan’ Music Video

Our Tribal Nature

Dean Abbot, On Character and Community



Yeah, I noticed the symbol, while it is slightly different in the center (triangle is broken off instead of being joined to the line), resembles that problematic one and is tainted as a result.

CWR Interview with George Weigel

“My book is an agenda-for-the-future book, not a book about personalities.”
An interview with George Weigel, author of The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission.

As expected, it and his book are Rome-centric, and he upholds medieval Western Christendom as the ideal.

CWR: A foundational point for this book is your contention that we are living through the “turbulence of [a] transitional moment” as part of what you identify as the fifth major historical transition in the life of the Church. What is that transition? And how does the papacy fit, if you will, into that transition?

Weigel: As I note in very telegraphic form in The Next Pope, we’re in the fifth great transitional epoch in the two thousand year history of the Church. The first was the transition from the Jesus Movement (or, if you prefer, the primitive Church described in Acts and the New Testament epistles) to the “Early Church,” a transition that accelerated by the First Jewish-Roman War (c. 70 A.D.); that Early Church converted somewhere between one-third and one-half of the Mediterranean world in 250 years or so.

The “Early Church” then gave birth to, even as it gave way to, Patristic Christianity, which was shaped by the Church’s encounter with classical culture; that way of being Catholic supported crucial ecumenical Councils like Nicaea I, Ephesus, and Chalcedon, and nourished such great thinkers as Ambrose, Augustine, the Cappadocian Fathers, and Maximos the Confessor. Then, toward the end of the first millennium, Patristic Christianity gave birth to—even as it gave way to—Medieval Christendom: perhaps the closest synthesis of Church, society, and culture ever achieved. Medieval Christendom shattered in the 16th century, and from the cataclysms of that era came the Catholicism that every Catholic over 55 or 60 years old grew up in: Counter-Reformation Catholicism.

We’re now in a transition from Counter-Reformation Catholicism to the Church of the New Evangelization, a transition in which the institutions painstakingly built, defended, and rebuilt between the late 16th century and the late 20th century must now be transformed into platforms for mission. These transitional moments always create turbulence, and the present one—which began with the pontificate of Leo XIII in the late 19th century—is no exception.

The Red Birds, "Takeda No Komori Uta"

Jerry Salyer on the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

CWR Dispatch: “Blotted out boundaries”: On the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
It is not horrifying that imperfect men should make wrong choices under the extraordinary pressures of a world war; it is reprehensible that so many would still dismiss the spiritual issues at stake with flippant sophistry.

Keep That Hustle Going!

As if our system of ordered liberty and republican democracy really exists.

St. David of Wales

Inching Towards Convergence

Tay Tay Fans Will Be Overjoyed

How much fempowerment material will be on this one?

Last Exercises in Ritual of an Empire in Terminal Decline

Still Selling Being Moderate

Bruderhof posturing (or maybe it's their form of evangelization). Why aren't the other Anabaptist groups like this? Who funds the Bruderhof?


The woke Arthurian show that isn't centered on Arthur or Merlin.

Immigration Nation

Netflix docuseries. Are the producers unbiased?

A Lesson of Chastity

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Two Perspectives on the Fighting Rifle Setup

Go Train.

Modern Huntsman

Megan Fox, Highly-Trained and Experienced Mercenary


Woke Hollywood can make a fictional movie about the first female Green Beret. And it can have Beyonce or some other contemporary fempowered pop singer do a cover of this:

But a Woman Could Do That

Who Will Defend the Current Roman Regime and Its Dealings with China?

Edited. Here is the second part.


Compromise and the American Founding by Alin Fumurescu

Cambridge University Press

許靖韻 Angela Hui《代罪羔羊》(Scapegoat) [Official MV]

Dr. Fung on Leptin and Insulin Resistance

Winkler Knives Highlander Series

WK Highlander Series

Nathanael Blake reviews America’s Revolutionary Mind by C. Bradley Thompson


Can. 747 §2, Again


In The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission (recently published by Ignatius Press), I suggest that the institutional default positions in Vatican diplomacy do not reflect two lessons taught by the late 20th century: the only authority the Holy See has in world politics today is moral authority; that moral authority is depleted when the Church fails to speak the truth to power, especially totalitarian and authoritarian power. The truth can be spoken prudently and in charity; but it must be spoken. If the truth is not spoken, the Vatican tacitly confesses its weakness and is always playing defense on a field defined by the enemies of Christ and the Church.

The Final Part in S. Trifkovic's Series on Hagia Sophia

A Latin Would Say This

Non-Latins will disagree on the status accorded to Vatican II by most Latins.

Irrelevant Art

A Rebuttal of Professor Miroslav Volf

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Get Some Skillz

Barnes on Integralism

Ahmari, Vermeule, and Burying Liberalism for Good by Michael Barnes

Don't pay much attention to the parts engaging with Ahmari; I have to agree with Ahmari that Barnes doesn't engage with what Ahmari is actually saying. Focus on Barnes' explanation of his own views. 1. Barnes is correct in his assertion that the state must be replaced by something else. But the alternative needs to take scale into account. 2. Barnes still holds to a form of Latin integralism, and that will need a longer refutation.

Ahmari's contribution to the special issue for AmConMag: American Conservatism Is a Failure

More with Diana Rodgers on Sacred Cow

HKer With More Sense About What is Required for Political Liberty

than many conservative "intellectuals" and academics.

But will he have to seek refuge somewhere once he finishes, instead of returning to CCP-run HK?

Still Holding on to the Liberal Dream of a Universally Accessible Reason

He has no solutions for identity politics.

The Soul of the Apostolate Conference


Soul of the Apostolate 2020: For every 1 convert, 6.5 leave the Church. The world is in chaos. What is the solution? Catholic Apostolic leaders unite to emphatically declare: the “one thing necessary”... the spiritual life.

Not all of the speakers are committed Latin traditionalists, as far as I know.

FSSP parishes may be growing in size, and they think that what is traditional or the "tried and true" may prevent them from losing members, but attendance at the EF is not sufficient to secure this outcome. The spiritual life is important but it cannot be separated from the proper exercise of the virtues, and while there are Latin men who are moving over to the EF (or have never left since they were children), whether this can be sustained over to the next generation and yet be effective at evangelization remains to be seen.

Over at Rorate Caeli: On Submission to Forms: On the Putative Equality of the “Two Forms” of the Roman Rite by Anthony Jones

From a Byzantine pov, Kwasniewski's essay on the Byzantine rite compared with the two forms of the Roman rite has problems, so it shouldn't have been used as a serious argument for the EF being superior to the OF (with or without qualifications), which the author doesn't really provide apart from citing Kwasniewski's essay.

Should there be one form of the Roman rite for the Church of Rome? Probably. Should there be just one form of the Roman rite, or just the Roman rite for the entire patriarchate of Rome? That is debatable. But Latin traditionalists like to give their opinion regarding universal prescriptions for the entire patriarchate, rather than concede that local Churches may have different solutions. This is part of the centralizing mindset.

Abigail Shrier on the Patrick Coffin Show



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Investigating the New Generations of Transgender Girls | Guest: Abigail Shrier | Ep 271
Walk-Ins Welcome Podcast
Abigail Shrier - Irreversible Damage. The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters

The Book Club: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen with Abigail Shrier

Feminism Makes Women Stupid

A Nice Show of Ecumenism

But the two jurisdictions should focus on orthodoxy (in the full sense of the term, both belief and praxis) instead of peddling liberalism in place of the Gospel. Then they might not be suffering the wrath of God.

Next Generation Squad Weapon

Monday, July 20, 2020

John Ruskin

American Compass

Does Ruskin address the problem of scale?

S. Trifkovic on Hagia Sophia


Kristin Lavransdatter


Nick Timothy

Behind a paywall...

Some recent videos:

The Legacy of the LCs

It would probably have been better if he had not been ordained in the first place, and who knows what the facts are behind that and his formation with the LCs.

A Convert

The Chris Buskirk Show: Episode 32

謝東閔 Brian /戴祖儀 Joey - 夢飛翔 (劇集“那些我愛過的人” 插曲) Official MV

Another Act from the Center

Local communities unable to protect themselves from closure.

The Public Face of Greece

The Greek president: Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Reminds me of the women are influential at Greek parishes.

A glimpse at GOARCH:

Catholic Empire Can Do No Wrong


Holding on...

Sunday, July 19, 2020

The Latin Future May Be...

More of the same...

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