Mandeville, LA – Today’s Pile of Prep: most of the stories and research used to put together the Mike Church Show on the Veritas Radio Network’s CRUSADE Channel. 2016 is here and WELCOME to the All-New, Mike Church Show on the CRUSADE Channel, listen LIVE for Free (don’t cost nuthin’).
Sapientia et Veritas – “Society is indeed a contract…. It is to be looked on with other reverence, because it is not a partnership in things subservient only to the gross animal existence of a temporary and perishable nature. It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born. Each contract of each particular state is but a clause in the great primeval contract of eternal society, linking the lower with the higher natures, connecting the visible and invisible world, according to a fixed compact sanctioned by the inviolable oath which holds all physical and all moral natures, each in their appointed place.” –Russell Kirk, The Conservative Mind
Millennials Get McDonald’s Cheese on QP’s Why Shouldn’t They Get Catholic Doctrine From Catholics? – The following article attempts to peacefully answer the many “accusations” that Millennials hurl at the Roman Catholic Church and then form them into a query: should the vagabond losers conform to Rome or should Rome conform to the losers? Asking questions like “Where is the task-force searching for the lost generation? Where is the introspective reflection necessary when 1/3 of a generation is ANTI-CHURCH?” Sam Eaton attempts to straddle the never-ending folly of the heretic: “Why doesn’t The Church see that its wrong and I AM RIGHT!?” Well because The Church CAN’T be wrong, she is spotless and infallible in Her teaching, that’s why. Mitter Eaton should wonder why this foundational point isn’t being made often or strongly enough, it is THE problem with the modern, ‘Murican world.
Ronaldus Magnus Went Carmelite on Fatima – This fascinating article covers a 1987 trip that President Reagan made to the Vatican to meet with Saint Pope John Paul II. Before during abd after the meeting Reagan learned of, asked questions about and talked about our Lady of Fatima and the implications for the future of civilization her requests made during the 6 apparitions.
The Chief Lenny Bruce – Stephen Colbert can do the vulgar “comedy” routines he does because Jimmy Kimmel did them (to say nothing of Kimmel’s ex, the demon-obsessed Sara Silverman, Kimmel did them because Chris Rock did them, Rock because Richard Pryor…you get the picture. Robert W Merry, brilliantly walks us through what USED to be and Lenny Bruce’s war against it. “[Bruce] panned everything people held dear, assaulting their most delicate sensibilities and ignoring every societal no-no. Thus did he develop a following that expanded year by year… [the] audiences ate it up. They ate it up all the more when they saw that other people, the ordinary and unsophisticated folks, were offended.” Today if you are offended basically means you have gone Carmelite and are willing to be the public subject of the government’s ire, and the comedians.
Why Did Trump Fire Comey? Ummm, Because He’s The President And He Can II – From geopolitical analysis to testifying ebfore Congress on matter that are not under his purview “Director Comey” was on a collision course with POTUS under dubious circumstances, why SHOULDN’T trump have canned him? “There is no cogent reason to believe that Comey possessed any great insights that were occluded to most Americans. Quite the contrary. His hapless, serial bungling suggests that he was totally out of his depth as FBI director.” Translation: the Mordorians know nothing more than the hoi polloi but the Mordorians have badges, guns and judges with search warrants; ain’t our Politburo grand!?
Why Did Trump Fire Comey? Umm, Because He’s The President And He CAN! – Dumbocrats were quick to pounce on President Trump for “firing” FBI director James Comey calling it “Nixonian” as if most of the hoi polloi today even know what that means? Back in the day when Obama was running Mordor, Dumbocrats demanded that O take action against Comey after his statements on Mrs. Clinton’s email scandal. Here is a nice rundown of the demands that Comey be fired from October 2016
It’s Noon On Saturday, Do You Know Who Is Killing your Kid? – For those who were raised in the 50’s-80’s in ‘Muricah, we can remember our parents begging us to “get out of the house and go play”. The specter of pedophiles, kidnappers and road raged drivers had not yet poisoned the neighborhood playground wells. Then something sinister and cynical began to happen: evil lurked at every turn for children. Perhaps this coincides with the ubiquitous use of contraception and the shrinking of family size thus making the required 2.5 children per household a more rare commodity than the previously expendable “litter of 10”? Or perhaps it was a culture that began imitating the nanny-state and dictating parenting standards where previously none existed? Author Lenore Skenazy was dubbed “‘Muricah’s Worst Mom” for allowing her 9 year old son to take the subway home in NYC by himself. She writes of our collective horror of us: “So, how scared has America become? To see for yourself in a non-parenting realm, try taking an unopened can of Coke through airport security. Of course you can’t. After all, it could be a bomb. It doesn’t matter how infinitesimally small the odds are. All that matters is that something could happen, we can imagine how awful it could be, and someone could be blamed. So let’s not take any chances, period. That goes double, triple, infinituple for kids.[emphasis-mine] ” Read the whole thing and consider her exhortation to return to the ‘Muricah of Leave it To Beaver and not worrying about what Good Morning ‘Muricah craves.
New French President: Don’t Fear The Muslim – Making the comparison between Protestants and Muslims is risky business and historically brain-dead but the new French President believes that France should keep its Muslims because it made a mistaqke in kicking out the Protestants in the 17th century. The people attending services at the First Baptist Church might want to know how they got lumped in with Muslims and its a good question that Muslims will answer: “you aren’t so either convert, pay the jaziya or die, infidel!” In his own words, the Catholic Macron states: “Our mission…it will be difficult, it will take time, it will be demanding for all men and women…will be to act in such a way that French people of the Muslim faith are always more proud of being French than of being Muslim…” Is that even possible, nay advisable!? Maybe Macron should listen to some Andrew Bieszad clips?
Yesterday’s Guest Dr. Carrie Gress, Author of The Marian Option – Dr. Gress makes her second appearance on the Mike Church Show on the eve of The Marian Option’s release. This Saturday marks the 100 year anniversary of the start of the Fatima apparitions that would continue until the Miracle of The Sun on 13 October. Dr. Gress’s message for a world reeling in sin ands chaos is both bold and simple. “The Marian Option is, at its root, the message of Fatima. While the savvy, erudite, and proud might scoff at it, the underlying message of Fatima – and the solution to all of our civilizational ills – is very simple: Pray the Rosary.”
The Mystery of Muricanism Demystified: It’s All A Massive De-Regulation – R.R. Reno has an excellent, post-French election essay at First Things that puts our descent down the Road to Perdition in proper context: it’s a never ending effort at de-centralizing. De-centralizing has afflicted every facet of ‘Murican life: politics, economics, family and most disastrously: religion. “Building a wall may be a silly policy proposal, but it’s a powerful image of national reconsolidation. This and other nationalist themes resonated with voters. That’s because they feel that the social and economic bases for national unity are dissolving. It’s an altogether sensible worry. The eroded middle class and loss of solidarity in our society are plain to see.” That word could become our touchstone word for the effort to throw the caboose car brake on this train: solidarity. Here’s some interesting points about solidarity and subsidiarity made by Pope Benedict XVI.
Madame Secretary Goes Madame Pro-Life – If I told you that a successful drama show on CBS was going to include a scene in an upcoming episode that placed a female lead in the shoes of revealing her pregnancy to a now deceased father I would probably predict the ending: she contemplates aborting the baby until a co-worker is revealed as a lesbian who offers to play the father/husband for the child while undergoing sex-transition, right? Well, the scenario did play out on CBS’s Madame Secretary and the exchange between the pregnant woman and Tea Leoni is shocking for its overt pro-life, non-despair message!
Patrick J Buchanan, The Carmelite Of The Nixon White House – Buchanan’s latest book tells his story of life in the Nixon White House, a White House filled with very book smart men but only one, actual “conservative”, Buchanan. Buchanan notes that Trumpzilla and Nixon were elected in similar times of strife and had similar levels of visceral enemies outside their gates. “Yet the “mess” Trump inherited bears striking similarities to Nixon’s world in 1969. Both took office in a nation deeply divided.”
LGBTQ Youth Push Gets Ultimate Payoff: Suicide Rates Double – We continue to be confronted with the ghastly facts of what the cult of death hath wrought to the population of ‘Muricah and yet remain in denial about the cause. New studies now show that more children, of all ages are being checked into the hospital for treatment of suicidal actions. What is more telling is the number of suicide hospitalizations for 15-18 year olds, the primary target for “transitioning” or homosexuality advocates. Will anyone outside of the CRUSADE Channel and growing moral-tradition movement heed the warning and move to spare the kids?
Practice Makes Permanent And So Does The GOP HealthCare Bill – If you have been wondering what is in the new Republican “ObamaCare repeal and replace” read this piece by Pete Suderman. You might also wonder why “conservatives” went all Nancy Pelosi ala “we’ll have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it”, apparently, legislative imbecility is bi-partisan: “Republicans have consistently had difficulty making the case for the bill on health policy merits. It’s not even clear that most House Republican lawmakers know what’s in the legislation. “I don’t think any individual has read the whole bill,” Representative Tom Garrett of Virginia said. Why then did House Republicans push so hard to pass this health care bill? Because it cuts taxes — especially for the top 20 percent of earners — and so sets up the broader tax reform legislation Republicans hope to pass later in the year.” So, the fix is in for another round of “tax cuts” and monkeying with the 800 lb gorilla that is the tax code. What a surprise! Meanwhile The Senate says “how ’bout, Noooooo”.
If Only United Airlines Had Captain Kirk On The Flight Deck – The recent spate of air travel controversies has skipped the local/personal and focused on the national/corporate ideas behind over-booking and mismanaged seat assignments and infants riding shotgun on daddy’s lap. No one it seems has bothered to inquire: where were the CAPTAINS on those planes? Shouldn’t the Captain be called upon to say yay or nay before dragging passengers off of overbooked planes? Would Captain Kirk be consulted before a Star Fleet ensign dragged a federation traveler to the transporter room to be beamed back to the space dock? John Horvat has an interesting take on this as on a recent flight he actually witnessed a captain doing his job. “The contrast between the two incidents could not be more glaring. Here were two crisis situations that demanded leadership. In the first instance, no one seemed to care that all protocol was being followed. In the second case, everyone felt reassured that the situation was under control. The first flight had a pilot; the second had a captain.” This question can be asked of so many fields of employ these days, where are the captains?
Islam And Disney World Don’t Go Well Together – Witness yet another dangerous act of Islamic Correctness. An Orlando area sixth grade teacher was reprimanded for sharing with students, the writings of St John Bosco on Islam (see them here). Now let me add the real shock to this story: the teacher is holding class at a Catholic school. “The Diocese of Orlando recently reprimanded a sixth grade teacher at a Catholic school for an “unfortunate exhibit of disrespect.” What did he do? He provided printouts to students of St. John Bosco’s negative assessment of Islam. St. John Bosco called Islam a “monstrous mixture of Judaism, Paganism, and Christianity,” and explained that Muhammad “propagated his religion, not through miracles or persuasive words, but by military force.” All true as my regular guest, PhD in Islamic studies, Andrew Beiszad and I have discussed over and over, listen for yourself.
Will Work For Work – There’s a lot to be said about the current state of vocations in this “country” of ours and Professor Bruce Frohnnen takes a stab at what can be said about the decline of vocation and the rise of “the gig”. “Gigging” replaces steady work in a steady community environment with off-site, unscheduled “gigs”, see über drivers for an example. These jobs aren’t necessarily bad in themselves but it is the way the jobs are granted and maintained that are and we talk about this often on the CRUSADE Channel. One of Frohnnen’s points is well-take. “Workplaces are, or should be, communities. I mean this in a very practical sense…. But the common habits, outlook, and shared assumptions that make professional trust and honor possible are much more difficult to form when we become mere casual acquaintances who happen to meet up on a particular gig. As church, community, or other local associations die when we no longer actually do things together on a regular basis, workplaces die when people no longer come together at a particular place.”
Denver Archdiocese Chooses To Go Carmelite Instead of LGBTQ! – I often use the term in this space “will you go LGBTQ or will you go Carmelite” meaning will you stand for the unbending moral teaching of the Church when it comes to morals and sexuality or will you become an apostate and accept Beazelbub’s evolving view and join the apostate crowd for the sake of popularity and financial success? Well lo and behold, first the Archdiocese of Kansas City KS kicks the pro-Planned Parenthood Girl Scout out and now the Archdiocese of Denver has taken a principled stand against gender-confused boys and girls entering or demanding to be let in the Boy Scouts as per their National boards. Archbishop Aquila issued a statement which contains this: “While I fear that the Boy Scouts may make another decision that will necessitate disaffiliation, I am not going to move in that direction at this time. Instead, I am calling for all scouting groups sponsored by our parishes, including the Girl Scouts, to reinforce their commitment to forming boys and girls into virtuous Christian young adults.” Please read the whole thing and pray for this Archdiocese in doing what it must do to protect the children in her care from the LGBTQ horde.
Rearranging The Deck Chairs On Conservatism’s Sinking Hulk of A Ship – One of my favorite writers in the “conservative movement” is Michael Brendan Dougherty who has been holding court over at The Week these last few years. MBD is now headed for the desks of the formerly necessary National Review, I pray for the success of his vocation while thinking out loud the NRO has become a clouded, starboard side port window on the hulking ship of “conservatism” that is listing fatally before she goes 70 degrees off the horizon and begins her descent to the bottom of an intellectual sea no longer living the Faith or even Richard Weaver’s axiom: Ideas Have Consequences. MBD’s final piece for The Week is an apologia for what “authorship” has become in the age of the click-bait wars, read it, it’s really good. Godspeed MBD.
‘Muricah: It’s All Saint Augustine’s Fault!? – Readers here know that I have spent the better part of the last 3 years developing this space and the Mike Church Show as a portal for like minded thinkers and fellow Christian travelers to try and place the iron of the New Christendom into the forge. The author Rod Dreher comes up a lot in these discussions as does his book The Benedict Option. Today I read Brian patrick Mitchell’s review of Dreher’s “Option and discovered the apparently well-known but known at all to me fact that Orthodox Christians KNOW that today’s moral calamity is all the fault of…wait for it…Saint Augustine. Yessir, that wily old author of Confessions, The City of Man and The City of God, got it wrong: “Orthodox scholars take a very different view of where the West went wrong, faulting the West for a longstanding tendency toward excessive rationalism, beginning with St. Augustine and producing both the rigid edifice of medieval scholasticism and the ideas that were its undoing.” Um, pardon me, but there wouldn’t be a “West” were it not for Augustine’s conversion and subsequent authorship of so much of the “West’s” foundation. No wonder there’s a schism!
The 100 Year Anniversary of The Armenian Genocide And The Groupthink Media That Helped It – Stella Morabito, the great grandchild of Armenian survivors reminds us that what proceeds a genocide is groupthink. The kind of groupthink that say, can be lulled into thinking that discriminate, drone-strike killing of third world Muslims is ok so long as there is an element of “terror” present. To put that in context, is drone-strike killing ok in Detroit or Los Angeles if there is an element of “murder” in a neighborhood? Of course not because we value a “system of law and order” and the strike violates it, but why doesn’t it violate it for the Afghanis? Simply put: Groupthink. Here is Morabito: “Information warfare through a centrally controlled media is key to turning neighbor against neighbor. It plays a huge role in caricaturing perceived enemies and growing an us-versus-them mindset. In short, propaganda that psychologically manipulates a population is key to laying the groundwork for extreme social polarization, and ultimately for genocide.” Think about that next time you learn of “errant drone strikes” in the mid-east, the same drone will work here.
The Revenge Of The Nerds: Your Smartphone – In today’s Veritas et Sapientia, Phillip Reed lays out his case why he refuses to buy a smartphone. In Reed’s confession we find one of those inconvenient truths Christians avoid: how to be IN the material, diabolical world and not be OF that world? Read the excerpt here, link to the whole essay is there as well.
Spyin’ Eyes Over ‘Muricah, Courtesy Of The NSA – The NSA is testing new blimp technology (don’t laugh, it’s true) that purportedly can scan the sky for incoming missiles (happens everyday in Jersey, right) and conveniently, any radio transmissions made on the ground. Yay, Raytheon!
Why “The Right Fails”: It Chooses Bread & Circuses Over Intellect Every Time – I have friends and family members who swoon over Tomi Lahren and others over Milo Yiannapoulas for their “telling it like it is” and over how “awesome” they “take it to the man” and the like and this is all well and good for bread and circuses but what does it provide for the intellect? 0.0 but I think that’s the point and its easy to make the association that O’Reilly provided the same intellectual desert for 25 years to the parents of Lahren and Milo, thus the pathetic state of our moral and political affairs: they are informed by a cult of personality instead of by The Cult of personality found in the teachings and contemplative life once cherished in Christendom. David French sums it up well: “Moreover, the pattern is repeating itself with the younger generation of conservative celebrities. The sharp rise and meteoric fall of both Tomi Lauren and Milo Yiannopoulos were driven by much the same dynamic that sustained O’Reilly for years, even in the face of previous sexual-harassment complaints — Lahren and Yiannopoulos were “fighters” who “tell it like it is.” O’Reilly was the master of the “no-spin zone” and seemed fearless in taking on his enemies. What followed was a toxic culture of conservative celebrity, where the public elevated personalities more because of their pugnaciousness than anything else.” The end is not near for the cult of personality but there is a swell building for the cult of intelligibility!
The Non-Interventionist Right Against The Talk Radio Mafia & Fox – The number of us (I count myself and The CRUSADE Channel in this group though we’re not cited) who advocate and defend non-interventionism is actually quite large and packed with some very well studied and at the same time humble people. George O’Neill is of these men and he has produced a stunning “inventory” of these groups and individuals which makes for some great reading and browser bookmarking. O’Neill notes the WHY of why a stable and fruitful relationship with the Russians is a strategic winner for Europe, Russia and yes, ‘Muricah too.
The Non Casus Belli Of Trump’s MissileGate – (NOTE: non casus belli= no cause for war) There is a “community” of former intelligence officers who monitor the war actions (they keep VERY busy) the USA takes and provide some insider perspective on, one of these is Philip Giraldi. Giraldi informs us today that this “community” is llivid over the Trump admins missile salvo into Syria and the continuing beating of war drums that will lead to an open conflict with the Russians. This despite ZERO point ZERO evidence that Assad used or even had possession of the weapons in question. “The insiders note that no evidence has been produced to demonstrate convincingly that Syrian forces dropped a chemical bomb on a civilian area.” Who needs evidence when you have 60% of the population chanting USA! USA! at the sight of “beautiful” missiles being launched toward “terrorists”?
Time For Oliver Stone To Make A Sequel To Greed Called Gov’t Contractor Gold – The more we learn about the staggering amount of $$ that official Mordor sends via rail car to “government contractors” the more the size of the deceit and the real reason for Mordor’s size is revealed. New analysis show that “contractors” to the Federal Government earn well over TWO TIMES what their private sector counterparts make. “For example, the median total compensation for a security guard in the private sector is $32,953, roughly double the minimum wage, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Security guards contracted by the federal government, on the other hand, make more than $68,000 at their annual billing rate, according to POGO.” Read the entire piece for the skinny on the great Cruise Missile Robbery.
Like It Or Not Turkey’s Erdogan Is At War With Us & Making Movies About It – On Friday last, Debbie Schlussel reviewed “The Promise” starring Christian Bale, a film that details the horrors of the Armenian genocide; a Muslim slaughter of the Catholic population of Armenia at the end of the Ottoman Empire’s reign of Mohammedan terror. Now comes news that Turkey’s Erdogan has enlisted a Turkish film company to produce a propaganda flick called The Ottoman Lieutenant and starring Josh Hartnett to provide Muricans with the “aw shucks, war is hell and so was ours with Armenians” propaganda reel. If ‘Muricans weren’t so convinced our own non casus belli were reprehensible, Lieutenant would fall flat as the propaganda fodder it is; don’t hold your breath.
25 Years Ago Today, On A Dreary, Cold, Rainy Morning, The Mike Church Show Debuted! – On Monday morning, the 21st of April, 1992, a date which will live in broadcasting infamy, the Mike Church Show began in Slidell, Louisiana on 1560 WSLA. My producer’s name was Jim Summers, a radio vet and the station manager’s name was George Mayoral said of me after that first show “here, here is the man with the golden voice” and it has been cold, dreary and downhill ever since! There have been moments of great joy and of course great sadness but to be blessed with the privilege of working the same trade for a quarter century is humbling. “I’d like to thank The Academy and…”, seriously, there are too many people to thank, nearly as many to curse and an even greater number yelling “c’mon Mike, get back to bashing Obama!” Thanks be to God for vocations and the Grace to toil and enjoy them, and to you fair reader and listener. I am most humbled and bound to say as this vocation continues by God’s Grace, kiddies who year to broadcast: “quaerite primum regnum Dei”. 25 years of talk radio broadcasting?! Mirabile dictu!
Democracy: It Cannot Be “The Future of Mankind” – Patrick J. Buchanan gives us a nice rundown of the recent failings of “democracy” that all of you are familiar with but what Buchanan doesn’t get into is what replaces democracy. Put another way, what did Democracy replace? The short answer is The Church and her singular teaching and leadership authority. The long answer is, I think, a largely peaceful era where man was not daily consumed with what was being done to him by those who he had entrusted to NOT do things to him but FOR him. No King or Earl could have possibly marshaled the resources or time to bedevil his charges, steal from them and simultaneously undermine through ecclesial insult his real future: eternity; but democracy has succeeded where Kings and Earls failed. Thus, instead of wasting our remaining years trying to fix what isn’t broken – democracy – let’s spend it in recreating what Democracy vanquished: Christendom or rather the New Christendom.
The Problem With O’Reilly’s Reign Isn’t Money It’s The Death Of Ethics – The “RSTLNE” answer to why Fox News finally decided that Bill O’Reilly had to go is that his upkeep became too expensive i.e. Fox was no longer making money from him. The boilerplate media reaction to Fox axing O’Reilly is crystallized in Jeff Spross’s essay at The Week: Fox News dumped Bill O’Reilly over money. It’s that simple. Well no, Jeff, its not that simple because what came before the money being THE issue was the jettisoning of Christian ethics in business and trade. In reviewing a book on business ethics Christine M Fletcher noted “The section “Moral Dilemmas in Business” makes it clear that profit cannot take precedence over morality and that, at times, significant sacrifices may be demanded of the faithful Christian.” How then can Rupert Murdoch, allegedly a practicing Catholic and Bill O’Reilly also alleging The Faith, have cooperated in profiting from O’Reilly while women were being degraded, harassed and coerced into mortally sinful relationships? They can’t, but they did because the presence of The Church (you could say Christ) in our financial/business affairs has completely disappeared. As Andreas Widmer points out on the Legatus site this is because today’s Catholics in business have no knowledge whatsoever of the Church’s teaching on industry.
The Spin Stopped 1,200 Miles From Actual War For “War-Reporter” Bill O’Reilly – Michael Fumento reminds those mourning the end of Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor that O’Reilly claimed for years that he was a “war-reporter” but could never actually prove that he covered war. This fits right in with the rest of the Factor “reporting” which delivered up sensationalized doses of what Fox News viewers crave: fantasy. A mythical “shining city on the hill”, triumphant battles to “save Christmas” from “political correctness” and of course to restore ‘Muricha’s undefeated streak in waging wars across the planet. As Fumento points out, what O’Reilly did affects how other war journalists are regarded and creates this video-game like attitude about the all-too-real casualties of war, never shown on Fox. “See if you can get through my article on SEAL Michael Monsoor, who won the Medal of Honor by throwing himself on a grenade when he was the only person in position to save himself, without weeping. I can’t. That’s what war is about. It’s what war reporting is about. Or supposed to be.” The “Spin” has stopped for now, until a suitable war cheerleading charlatan like O’Reilly can be found.
Success! Trumpzilla Delivers On ONE Campaign Promise – Last Thursday a bill escaped the imperial Congress and landed on President Trump’s desk and has been signed into law. The law was signed into existence by Dear Leader Chariman MaObama via executive order but that has now been undone. This means that states can remove funding for Planned Parenthood clinics without “violating” Title X of the civil rights act.
Easter Reminder: The Gates Of Hell Have Not Prevailed-AGAIN – Joseph Pearce shows you why he is a regular contributor to this site and the Mike Church Show in “The Son Has Risen In The West”. Pearce reminds us that by the very fact that another Easter has come and gone is God’s proof for us that “the gates of Hell” have not prevailed on “the West” nor the rest of the secular world either. Pearce: “It’s not that secularism is dead as a political force. It isn’t (like the poor it is always with us). It is simply that it does not have the power to defeat the forces of Christendom. Although it is always proclaiming the Christian Faith to be dead or dying, secularism does not have the power to kill it; or, rather, if it does have the power to kill it, as it indubitably has the power to kill its disciples, it does not have the power to keep it killed.” Think of that next time a “conservative” friend or relative tells you that the end is near and evil is bringing it about: it CAN’T.
It’s May 2017 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 limitsI have to do what I want to do. Now let’s analyze that for a moment, is that happiness?”
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.”