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Sapientia et Veritas – “A moment, and I drink it with you new: But in my Father’s Kingdom.” So, my Friend, Let not Your cup desert me in the end. But when the hour of mine adventure’s near Just and benignant, let my youth appear Bearing a Chalice, open, golden, wide, With benediction graven on its side. So touch my dying lip: so bridge that deep: So pledge my waking from the gift of sleep, And, sacramental, raise me the Divine: Strong brother in God and last companion, Wine.” – Hillaire Belloc, In Praise of Wine
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UPDATED: Why Doesn’t John Bolton Just Get A Twitter Account And Say “I Signed Up To Kill Russians-We’re Not Killing Russians”!? – So “Ambassador” John , “Bombin'” Bolton, finally surfaces… On the pages of the New York Times, painting himself as a selfless hero being manipulated by the Boob in Chief he works for. Sad. There is no doubt that a neocon hack composed this hatchet job on the president that is basically a complaint that Trump hasn’t steadily “Made Government Expand Again”. Curt Mills updates the “coup” at TAC this morning, fingering my hunch that “anonymous” is John Bolton.
Something tantamount to a national game of “Clue” is underway. It was Mike Pence, with an email to the Times, in the Naval Observatory. It was Ambassador Jon Huntsman, Jr., with the phone, in the bathroom of his Moscow apartment. This reporter is loathe to delve into conjecture, but the author of the op-ed seems clearly to be, first, interested in national security, and second, a traditional conservative. A preponderance of my sources argue that the simplest explanation is usually the correct one. “[National Security Advisor John] Bolton would shock me,” a State Department veteran says.
So a good, old fashioned coup d’tat is in the works, my how banana republic of our elite ruling masters! The fact that official Washington is a hopeless den of snobbish thieves who now entertain U.S./CIA style election results i.e. if your guy -gal – doesn’t win, kill or depose the winner and put your guy-gal in place, is not surprising.
Why I Am A Trump 51%’er, Part 7,391 And The Return of Trumpzilla – The United States has 0.0 “national interests” in Syria and 0.0 Congressional approval to make war there; yet on Monday, President Trump threatened the Syrians, Russians and Iranians, sovereign entities all with actual “interests” in the ongoing Syrian civil-war, that an attack on Idlib would “be a mistake” and, this is a joke, would “cause a humanitarian crisis” the U.S. cannot accept. MilkaWha!? Trump is accepting, nay aiding and abetting the Saudi-USA cause holocaust in Yemen with no end in sight. If there is a coup d’tat against Trump forming with Dumbocrats sharpening their long-knives to carve up the remains of his Presidency, cannot the #MAGA faithful see the makings of an international catastrophe here, with the U.S.’s military industrialists driving us into a global conflict? Pat Buchanan thinks Trump is in BIG trouble here.
National Security Advisor John Bolton has warned that Syria’s use of gas in Idlib would trigger a U.S. military response. This is an invitation for the rebels in Idlib to conduct a false-flag gas attack to lure American airpower to their side. Monday in Damascus, the Iranian foreign minister said the time had come to eradicate the terrorist enclave in Idlib. If the Syrians, Russians, and Iranians are not bluffing, and the American warnings are serious, we may be headed for a U.S.-Russia clash inside Syria. Yet, again, what vital interest of ours is imperiled in Idlib province?
Note that Buchanan has laser focused on Bombin’ John Bolton; this NFL kickoff weekend may see fireworks in Mordor no one is expecting; stay tuned.
At The Paradise Theater This Weekend, You’ll Find No Paradise In L’Apparition – My buddy KV Turley just endured the 2 plus hour long new French made film, L’Apparition and his review is not a good one.
The whole freakish religiosity on show is not something that is going to make any French rationalist, or indeed anyone else, reach for the Catechism of the Catholic Church any time soon. Being a French film, and an art house film at that, L’Apparitiontakes itself very seriously. This is an adult examination of religious phenomena mediated on screen through a hard-bitten no longer believing journalist. Well, that’s the idea. It does not quite work, however, partly because the Catholicism on display is only one (exaggerated) aspect of the faith.
There Is No One Left To Replace John McCain as Senator Bomb-a-Lot – Senator John McCain, “the maverick” who rode roughshod over the Constitution and the Founding Father’s view that war should be left to greedy Europeans to fight, on their continent, had no understudy in UNjust war; thank heaven. Doug Bandow puts a fine point on this while trying to remain RIP respectful.
Still, McCain may have been the single most influential of the Senate’s unofficial horsemen of the apocalypse. His personal story, including years of captivity in Vietnam, gave him unique credibility. So did his mythical independence and reputation as a “maverick” (based on a couple well-publicized divergences from Republican orthodoxy), his strategic suborning of the Washington press corps, and his indefatigable determination that the U.S. should never be at peace so long as it had a plane, ship, or soldier available for combat. Through Democratic and Republican administrations, he campaigned for war. [emphasis mine-MC]
Viewing the “success” of McCain’s military campaigns against the backdrop of a Presidential coup d’tat happening the adage “you reap what you sow” comes to mind doesn’t it?
The Demons Are Ascendent…Here’s What To Do About It – Here’s some jet fuel for the ol’ #RigidCatholic fuel tank. If you’ve heard my interviews with Father Richard Heilman then you know he preaches (and I follow!) the Spiritual Combat Model…add KV Turley – And YOU – to that number and bring on Papa Francis’ out of key Orcs. I just discovered Dr. Paul Thigpen’s book “Manual For Spiritual Warfare” and am inspired to share it. Read KV Turley’s review of it here and listen to today’s Mike Church Show for my discussion with Father Richard Heilman about it at 09:00 A.M. CST!<
Its A Football Game, Not The Send Off Of The USS Missouri, Lose The NATIONAL Anthem – Leave it to Bill Kaufmann to put into words what many secessionist minded folk have been thinking the last 16 months when the subject of the NFL comes up: LOSE the National Anthem at the start of games. Kaufmann gives some good reasoning but misses the main one: there is NOTHING National, save for the telecast, of an NFL game. The games are played in sports palaces paid for by funds extorted from local taxpayers; maintained by local authorities and attended by local patrons. If the fans want a song to begin this Sunday’s New Orleans Saints game, Kaufmann suggests we fire up “When The Saints Go Marching In”!?
Ford: “We Respect The Right of ‘Muricans To Protest At NFL Games” – Why doesn’t anyone use the adage “there’s a time and a place for everything” anymore? The “time” for yelling “pushhhhhh!” for example is when your wife is in a hospital, feet in stirrups and about to give birth to your 6th child. The time to NOT yell “pushhhhh!” is in a crowd at the 5th Avenue crosswalk, while the “walk” light is red and you and 45 others are jammed onto the precipé of the street as cabs and buses pass by at 45mph. In the same spirit, I attended NFL games for 30+ years to…wait for it…watch NFL football action, who knew!? Why doesn’t the rest of corporate ‘Muricah, now including Nike and Ford Motor Co. get that?
The Kavanaugh Krazies Don’t Mock “Democracy”, They Mock ‘Muricanism – The WSJ’s lead editorial today (subscription required) has the following headline:
The Kavanaugh Histrionics
Senate Democrats turn the hearing into a presidential campaign.
No, what the Senate Dumbocrats and their brain chomping zombie supporters turned the hearing into was a referendum on the Heresy that is ‘Muricanism. The self-gratifying, ongoing experiment in defying Natural Law while defying God’s Law and calling it government. The hearing could be summed up thus: we are here to protect and defend the AMERICAN right to kill the soon to be born for profit and convenience and the right to promote and defend homosexuality for the same.
Dear Katie Prejean McGrady, Yewt Synods Are For Pervs – Why on earth would anyone believe that the HOMOclerical 3 ring, ecclesial circus that the USCCB has become; along with its HOMOclerical counterparts on The Continent; are capable of providing Holy and sound guidance for yewts struggling with the sex issues too many of today’s clergy and heirarchy can’t seem to handle!? Yet, here comes Katie Prejean McGrady (again!) to demand that the freak show is precisely why the Synod needs doing and needs doing now, because…
“I’m a young person, and I need the Church to serve me.”
Serve you in what capacity, Katie? Serve you, How, Katie? There’s 2,000+ years of “service” for you to tap into, sweetheart, oh but wait. What Miss McGrady really wants is for the Church to setup a teeball for her and her less-than-lukewarm friends to tap down the 3rd baseline (literally): normalize their “gay friends” into the Church AS practicing, gay friends. Sorry, Katy, but that’s not how the game of moral teaching is played in the Holy, Roman, Catholic, Apostolic Church. “But, Mitter Chur, how IS it played then!?” Well, you can start here, Katie, then read all about how living chastely is the only way to live, outside marriage (see, we CAN cancel the Yewt Synod because I just answered your biggest “question”!) hit the confessional shortly after you finish the first article, then spread the news to the less-than-lukewarm-wayward-yewts. You’re welcome, Katie!
Insufferable: Netflix Has Another Apostate-Making TV Show For Teens: Insatiable – Not satisfied with normalizing the display of 12 year old girl’s private anatomy and the sexual perversions it inspires in un-catechized males, Netflix is now airing Insatiable, a teen-comedy/drama that has taken up its apostate’s cross to blaspheme The Cross. The MRC reports…
Then, in what was the most offensive scene of the entire show, the Miss Magic Jesus Pageant begins with the contestants singing a very lurid and sexually charged “worship” song that doesn’t even make sense.
Asking the Holy Spirit to “please ride me…deep, deep, deep in my Hooool…ly Father” while making sexual motions and gyrations…What is that even supposed to mean, other than the obvious sexual innuendo? It’s not even a double entendre, it’s just lazy writing done for the sake of shock value. And having young, teenage girls pleading with Jesus and the Holy Spirit to have sex with them is definitely shocking and completely disgusting. To top it off, the contestants are asked, “How is Jesus inside of you?” making further mockery of a relationship with Christ.
I once walked out of a conversation at my brother’s house because his then girlfriend insisted to me that “Jesus masturbated”; when I protested that she had just compromised her Catholic baptism and was now in danger of doom, she retorted “it’s just a joke, Mike”. “You don’t mock any part of The Trinity with Jokes, recant it then find priest (they hang out in these things called “churches”) and confess, otherwise…”. “Uh, that’s not going to happen, Mike I….”. “Well then I’ll pray for you but I won’t be a part of this ‘joke'”. After getting up to leave and almost making it inside from the front porch she jabbed again. “By the way, Mike Jesus m……….”. That’s what making Jesus TV jokes nets; take no part in it folks and cancel Netflix.
The Man I Made 2nd Most Powerful On Earth Cannot Now Be Heard In Public – It’s been almost 3 years ago now, since Steve Bannon successfullyt maneuvered his way into taking over the morning drive slot on the SiriusXM Patriot Channel I had made into a top 5 listener destination on the platform. This platfom thrust Bannon into a national spotlight that ultimately landed him a consulting gig with President Trump thus making him, as Time Magazine claimed on a cover story: The 2nd Most Powerful Man In The World. You’re welcome, Steve! Now, Bannon cannot be seen in public as a result of his successful coup and fall from MAGA grace; but the latest fall is just ridiculous, Bannon gets disinvited from an event setup to embarrass him! AND then the details:
“David Remnick [editor of New Yorker Magazine] has disinvited Bannon from the Festival. He wrote to the staff: “”I don’t want well-meaning readers and staff members to think that I’ve ignored their concerns. I’ve thought this through and talked to colleagues––and I’ve re-considered. I’ve changed my mind. There is a better way to do this.”
Wow, it sounds like Steve Bannon is infected with a plutonium based nuclear disease that threatens to wipe out any nearby population centers tehn mystically chase down their family members and take them out too.
Back To School Sales Extravaganza: Bulletproof Backpacks – Denizens of Machine Gun ‘Muricah can save big-time on that most coveted of public school supplies: bullet-proof backpacks!
The Priest Who Is “Too Catholic For A Catholic Pulpit” – Across the faded purple waves of lukewarm catholicism, some brave priests are taking to their pulpits to put distance twixt themselves and the HOMOclericalism scandal and get back to the business of, get this, “saving souls”! how novel and wonderful an idea! Here’s one priest’s saga that may have landed him in the unemployment line for the time being.
We Are A War-Like-People Enabler & Saudi Arabia’s War Crimes In Yemen Is The Proof – https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/the-saudi-coalitions-war-crime-denialism/
Are We Watching The Creation of a Humpty Dumpty Pope? – The last 4 days have been an extraordinary example of what this monster, social media, is capable of doing to anyone stupid (or by inheritance) enough to be more famous or important. When the news broke of Archbishop Vigano’s “testimony” that Pope Francis knew about the pederasty and wanton homosexual antics of Thoedore McCarrick and the restrictions placed on him by Benedict XVI, yet Francis reinstated him with full faculties, it was only a matter of hours before the Pope was being asked to confirm or deny the report. His shocking refusal to acknowledge Vigano’s testimony poured plutonium on a nuclear reactor of Catholic outrage that is still not finished boiling up! Many clamor for the Viagno Option, Francis resigning, but as Damian Thompson points out, that is actually a perilous action few have thought through.
“And yet…if Viganò is shown to be telling the truth, and the Vicar of Christ was in league with a man he had been told was a wicked sex abuser, how can Catholics be expected to go to Mass and pray for ‘Francis, our Pope’? Dioceses and parishes will secede from Rome in some way or other, even if they stop short of schism (that is, formally rejecting the authority of the Roman pontiff). Can one blame them?
Medieval analogies notwithstanding, there is no precedent for the escalating chaos in the Catholic Church. And the individual chiefly responsible for that – whatever his degree of culpability in the case of McCarrick, and bearing in mind the failings of previous popes – is Francis.”
“Escalating chaos” is an apt description here, so the question is: when will the chaos be resolved and through what means?
Mordor on The Potomac Has Its Apologists & So Does The USCCB, Introducing: DeceptiCATH’s – DeceptiCONS are everywhere in the Media Industrial Complex, matter of fact, some media types that fancy themselves “liberals” are indistinguishable from DeceptiCONS on most issues including the USA’s bellicose, unjust, foreign policy. I might now throw into the DeceptiCON camp a new species, DeceptiCATH. Those who sing America The Beautiful as a processional hymn and can find little wrong with today’s crop of ecclesial homosexual enablers and their mafioso style protections of same, enter George Weigel. Writing at First Things, Weigel thinks that any laity raising their voice at the now plainly evident – as in there is EVIDENCE – corruption and evil that occupies too many sacristies in Catholic ‘Muricah. Weigel…..
“Responding responsibly to today’s crisis also means not fouling our own nest by denying all the good things that are underway in U.S. Catholicism, the living parts of which have embraced the New Evangelization and rejected Catholic Lite as an evangelical strategy. Shrill voices venting ideological spleen by decrying the entire American Catholic scene are demoralizing; they may unwittingly give the Evil One cheap victories. Truly righteous anger is focused anger, not online click-bait.”
First of all, I don’t know anyone who is in the #CatholicMeToo movement that is “decrying the entire scene”; unless this is Mr Weigel’s tell that the “scene” (what a hippy, 60’s term to use i.e. “I blew that scene, man…”), the homosexual culture one, is his 360º world. Secondly, the #CatholicMeToo movement is actually succeeding in rallying hundreds of thousands of Catholics into a prayerful solidarity I’ve never witnessed in my 26 years of being Catholic. See Roman Catholic Man as an example. Rod Dreher posts a friends response to Weigel.
“So why doesn’t Jeremiah write about all the good things going on in Israel? His shrill clickbaity denunciations sure give easy victories to the Evil One.”
And from the Book of Jeremia’s, the #CatholicMeToo movement can derive solace and inspiration.
“Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak to them all that I command thee. Be not afraid at their presence: for I will make thee not to fear their countenance.  For behold I have made thee this day a fortified city, and a pillar of iron, and a wall of brass, over all the land, to the kings of Juda, to the princes thereof, and to the priests, and to the people of the land.”
Is Capitalism Really “Boss”? – Andrew Puzder makes a statement at the Federalist today that drew my attention:
“I have good news for young Americans today. Despite what you’ve been taught, the economic system in which you live is the best system ever devised for the poor and the marginalized. It gives them power, creates the opportunities that make them prosperous, and encourages everyone who wants to get ahead to satisfy the needs of others.” [emphasis mine – MC]
Two days ago, John Horvat published a piece titled The Church and The Economy. In it, Horvat points out that today’s capitalistic economy (a vulgar description, I admit) is a system that provides the means of gathering wealth while not necessarily employing it.
FLASHBACK-In July, 2015, The Remnant Newspaper Profiled The Mike Church Show – Membah…membah!? Fast forward to November of that year and Chris writes a followup “Too Catholic For Satellite Radio”. Thanks to Papa Francis deliberate attempt to bring an end to the Catholic Church by claiming he can change dogma (the licit Death Penalty), I am becoming #Too Catholic For Lukewarm Catholic Radio. Ferrara wrote the following which we at the CRUSADE Channel studio still believe is True and pursue improving it every day.
“Indeed, over the past year or so Mike Church has emerged as the only traditionally Catholic conservative in talk radio today, anywhere in the world. And I mean traditional. Not only during my appearances on the show, but now thematically, Mike has turned the longest running political talk show on Sirius Radio into an unabashed presentation of the Social Kingship of Christ, traditional Catholic moral teaching, and even the traditional Latin liturgy as the solution to what is evidently otherwise a terminal civilizational crisis. I have been invited on the show numerous times to defend all of these things explicitly, to speak of the one true Church, and even to call upon conservative Protestants to enter the Church if they are serious about saving our nation and our civilization.”
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Roman Catholic CRUSADER Men Unite – Fr. Richard Heilman of Roman Catholic Man and the Rosary Novena For Our Nation is my special guest today, if you haven’t registered, you can sign up at rosarycoasttocoast.com
We, in the United States share the conviction, now seen and acted upon in the International community, to enter fully into the spiritual warfare we are facing and to pray for our respective nations at this watershed moment in history. We hear the clarion call of the Holy Spirit, through the Immaculata, and each of us sound the reply:
“I’m Going In!”
Father Heilman tells me often, “Mike, we have a supernatural weapon on our side, we gotta use it” and over the next 54 days we will. Consider joining my confraternity The CRUSADER Knights of The Most Holy Rosary, an elite group of Marian knights organized for the specific purposes of making illegal the scourge that is abortion, contraception, sodomy, pornography and usury. This devotion has already produced a magnificent blessing from my 9 day novena to Our Lady at Walsingham; I believe there is much more for you and me to do, so join me and others across the continent today!
Need To Listen To The Pearcing Truth’s Series On Economics As If Families Mattered – The Federalist headline screams the current state of our civil, “economic” affairs. Yo, Big Business: Money Doesn’t Give You A Right To Manipulate Politics. It doesn’t? Then are you ready to begin implementing a system of Distributism, solidarity and subsidiarity? While ‘Murican Government has become the national religion, business and the exchange of money for pleasure and profit have become her powerful parishioners. Since we rarely know the people who grow or make our food or anything else for that matter, business has become a ubiquitous, requisite agent for exchange of what we want, mildly tempered by what we are willing to borrow to get it. Micro systems of barter exchange are gone, save for the rare entities that have carved out niche markets serving the locals, folks we used to call friends and neighbors. My ongoing feature series with the author of Small Is Still Beautiful, Joseph Pearce, delves heavily into this subject and is MUST LISTENING for anyone truly interested in avoiding Amazon et al from controlling the food supply and thus what is acceptable, secular behavior to get it. Download all 11 Episodes here.
The book’s stories are harrowing from the point of view that bodies and lives are being physically altered with no chance of repair. This is being done, allegedly, to bring about a more fairer world in which those born into the bodies of the sex they believe is not for them. But what is fair about having your breasts cut off while being doped up with drugs that get you banned from any professional sport? This is the work of Beazelbub and the boys and the poor souls who undergo these mutilations are the prizes.
It’s September 2018 And The Immodesty Is About To Go Nuclear Because It WENT Nuclear – Venerable Bishop Sheen called out ‘Muricah back in the 1960’s while speaking to a group of young Catholics on “Youth and Sex”: “8:15 in the morning, the 6th of August, 1945, when we flew a military plane over this city, when we dropped that atomic bomb on it; that bomb on blotted out boundaries. There was no longer a boundary between the military and the civilian, between the helper and the helped, between the wounded and the nurse and the doctor, between the living and the dead. For even the living who escaped the bomb were already half dead. So we broke down boundaries and limits and from that time on the world has said we want no one limiting me. … You want no restraint, no boundaries, no limits. I have to do what I want to do. Now let’s analyze that for a moment, is that happiness?”
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The Tragedy of Post Christian, Philosophia Perennis Devoid Thinking – Read this piece from AmConMag writer Noah Millman to get a closeup view of why Philosophia Perennis is so desperately needed to corral the erroneous thinking Men are sure to engage in when NOT grounded in the eternal quest for True Wisdom i.s. Sapientia. The issue Noah, is not whether “only the Saints” can live by the Magisterial code, it is that by God’s Grace the Saints DID live the Tradition WHILE receiving the Graces needed to do so. You cannot approach Grace as zero sum, mathematics, as in if I do ______ I will receive ______ “Grace credits” but if I do ______I will have deducted ______ Grace Credits. Grace is present in the world and we are given the supply needed at Baptism, the suffering of the Christian Faithful is simply to maintain the state you enter at Baptism, using the Gospels and the Traditional Teaching as MEANS to that END. As Padré Gaetano tells us in Humility of Heart: “And has not a saint abundant reasons, from the thought of his own weakness, to live always in a state of great humility, when he knows that from one hour to another he may lose the grace of God and the kingdom of heaven which he has merited by years of laboriously-acquired virtues? “Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it.”