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 –“’The argument is that we will succeed in carrying out the tasks indicated here only by re-centering the culture in conception, birth, and being born: That is, in these as realized literally in the procreation of children, even as this literal procreation of children is itself understood to bear an entire vision of human being and acting before God. Absent this re-centering of the culture in conception and birth so understood, our culture is in imminent peril of an ever-increasing loss both literally of the lives of children, especially in their most innocent and defenseless beginnings, and of the integrity of the human in its natural givenness.”– David Schindler, Today’s Veritas et Sapientia
The LGBTQrstlne Gaystappo Conquers National Geographic – The Orcs of gender have planted another flag in the editorial offices of a widely distributed, popular print magazine: National Geographic. Under the deceitful title: How Science Is Helping Us Understand Gender, NatGeo allows a petty, NY Times employed, hack (who previously wrote about “The Science of Death”) to promote the world-wide mutilation of anyone who’s ever had the thought that they aren’t “the gender I was born with”. This includes children and the author even goes so far as to publish a photograph of a 17 year old girl (see below) who suffered a double mastectomy so she can look like the boy the forces of Mammon tell her she is. Folks this madness is what our era is going to be remembered for and we better conform our minds to the reality that Satan has his sights set on our children and is unloading 90 caliber sex-Howitzers to gain their souls. Thankfully, there are doctors who have weighed in to demolish NatGeo’s diabolical capitulation.
“The final page of Henig’s article celebrates the mutilation of minor children with a full-page picture of a shirtless 17-year old girl who recently underwent a double mastectomy in order to “transition” to being a boy. Why do transgender ideologues consider it harmful to attempt to change such a child’s mind but consider it progress to display her bare, mutilated chest for a cover story? Transgender ideologues like Henig never address this ethical contradiction at the heart of their paradigm.” Folks, those who thought I was too heavy on this subject in 2015-16x now see why I rang and continue to ring the alarms. And BTW, this is NOT “an issue for the states to decide”. This has been decided by God and by his teaching long ago, what will we tell him at Judgement if we fail to spare thousands of souls from adapting this gender-bending apostasy? ht/t Rod Dreher
“Mitter Church, We Just Gotta Get Back To Da Contituthun!” Pt II – There are lots of books that now serve as pulp for the future publication of good books. You know the kind that are all title and “blurb” and no substance? To read a work that is not of this ilk and is actually important I suggest Bruce Frohnnen and George Carey’s “Constitutional Morality”, reviewed by Allen Mendenhall here. Frohnnen and Carey correctly make the case that there is no going back to the order established by “the framers” of the Constitution. That law has become so onerous and pernicious, detached from its Christendom forged moral anchors, that the way forward is from the ground up. But not the kind of “we the people” ground up, but rather a community based return to morality, privately engaged but in public.
The Judgement Pornosphere™ At Not So Golden Globes – “Hollywood” belches out a never-ending stream of mortally-sinful tripe, assisting tens of millions into fulfilling Our Lady’s promise from Fatima that “millions of souls will fall into Hell like snowflakes” but no matter! Actors have earned the right to act all actor-ie and pronounce what is good and what is bad, and President Trump is BAD, just ask Golden Glove, Lifetime Achievement Award winner Meryl Streep. In accepting her award for ACTING, Streep reminded the few people watching, that Trump allegedly made fun of a physically disabled reporter and it was beneath the dignity of the office of the Presidency. Never mind that Trump did not mock the reporter in question’s disability, Streep’s audience and “Hollywood” don’t bother with facts and why should they when manufacturing apostasy as entertainment is so much fun. If Streep wants to protect and defend the disabled, why not spend the moments of her speech denouncing the 4 black teenagers who planned the executed the diabolical plot to abduct then torture 18 year old Austin Hilbourn? Hillbourn’s mental disability and the real-life fact that he was targeted because he was white AND disabled is what actual hate-crime “acting” looks like, Ms Streep.
Facebook LIVE Provides ‘Muricans With The Ability To See REAL Violence, Not The Jason Bourne Kind, Yeah! – Our children will see the images of tens of thousands of people being killed by the time their twenty and yet some wonder why something like FaceBook LIVE would be used to broadcast the real-world equivalent of this and then the real-world consequences via comments. shares and “likes”. An average ‘Murican yewt will witness 200,000 acts of violence and 16,000 deaths on TV (according to a study done at the University of Michigan), this does not include video games. What else can possibly be the result of long-term exposure to the cult of death especially considering that The Church no longer exercises much authority to counteract the violence? The WaPo published an editorial questioning whether Facebook’s “LIVE” video streaming isn’t tailor made FOR the broadcast of hatred and violence. This is the world in which social media’s promotion of prideful obsession is taking us and short of a divine intervention, it is only going to get worse.
Will Doctors Go Trans Or Will They Go Carmelite – A woman who mistakenly believes she is a man, has sued a Catholic hospital to force them to violate their faith by assisting in her transition. The fact that doctors are now encouraging patients to physically mutilate their bodies is shocking enough, add to that the charge that people of faith must surrender that Faith and then ASSIST in the mutilation is the end of days. Here is the pertinent question: even IF a Federal Judge orders St John’s hospital to mutilate Jionni Conforti, can they actually compel a doctor and team of nurses to actually perpetrate the act? If so, the we are now at the threshold of red martyrdom and doctors may be the first to earn that crown.
But Mitter Chur! If We Can Juth Get Baaa To The Contitution…. – That’s the rallying cry from the abused, beleaguered but now allegedly ascendant “Tea Party-Constitutional Conservative”: “back to the constitution!” This is based on the ahistorical and misguided belief that ‘Muricah was “founded” as a Christian nation and even more wrong: that the Constitution enshrines and protects this Christianity. So sayeth the latest to fall for this David Bartonian, urban legend, the International Christian Concern *(ICC), ICC now claims, correctly, that ‘Muricah is a “nation” that has joined the rest of the secular world in persecuting Christians. But don’t worry, citizen supporter of guns and Trump, our Founders gave us the Constitution and its foundational edict to protect the faith, the First Amendment. ICC erroneously asserts: “The Founders carefully and deliberately placed religious freedom as the first liberty because it encompasses several fundamental rights including thought, speech, expression, and assembly. The First Amendment explicitly grants freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. The essential aim is to protect the right of citizens to practice religion in the public square.” First off the First Amendment is an afterthought and was aimed at the Federal Government only and did no such thing as is plainly evidence that being Catholic in Maryland or Rhode Island at the time of ratification, was illegal. For an entertaining and historically accurate view of this, get my CD set: The Spirit of ’76-The Story Continues.
Dapper Dan Beats Cargo Shorts & Crocks – “Clothes make the man” used to be a prized, adhered to adage that drove men and women to dress with great modesty and respect when entering the public square. No man in a Cary Grant/Hitchcock movie would be caught dead without a spagetti tie and blazer and no woman without a modest dress cut at below the knee length. Yet today, if you dare to cache into a Fourbucks coffee shop your eyes will be assaulted by peasants, sluts and hoboes in all manner of undress and some even cavorting about in pajamas. John Horvat (Return to Order) points out that this is yet another sign of a sick, deranged society. Dress also impacts business! “Prof. Michael Kraus compared the results of two groups of men, one wearing business suits and dress shoes and another in sweatpants, T-shirts, and plastic sandals. Those in the two groups were told to negotiate the sale of a hypothetical factory and were given leeway to make concessions. The men in suits conceded an average of $860,000 off the list price of the factory as compared with concession of $2.81 million for those in the sweatpants. The researchers found that those better-dressed behaved with more control; they elicited more respect and exuded more confidence.” Time to bow-tie and vest up, lose the cargo shorts, tank tops and Crocs gentlemen, the era of the Sharp Dressed Man has returned.
Texas Has Gone Carmelite Will DeceptiCONS Follow? – A Federal judge has ruled that Dear Leaders’ “perverts have rights to your children” Executive Order does not have to be enforced in Texas, thus liberating 9 year old girls from having to use the potty with 43 year old perverts claiming to be men. Yay, Texas! When asked for comment, Ezra Young of the Transgender Legal & Education Fund said “Judge O’Connor’s conclusion that transgender people and persons who have had abortions are somehow excepted from protection is deeply troubling, legally specious, and morally repugnant”. Oh that’s rich, claiming that you have moral superiority when you are promoting and defending total denial of the law of Nature and of Nature’s God. Folks, these people continue to need our prayers to overcome these mental disorders but beware, they seek the political power to exact our total surrender and nothing less; Carmelites, beware.
Social Media’s Judgement Pornospohere™ Is Coming For You – The British Anthology TV Show Black Mirror has opened at least 2 windows into the very near and very bleak future that social media is about to unleash on the Western prideful. The episode called “Nosedive” is so well-made and provocative on the subject, despite the language and vulgarity issues, I encourage all of you to watch it (it is available via Netflix and other outlets). The Atlantic has a pretty good review of this episode as a primer but let me add: if you know someone who has become addicted to their keyboard and Facebook life, then you know a Lacey. “The idea that a society where everyone is forced to be pleasant and agreeable all the time becomes a nightmare underpins Lois Lowry’s The Giver, where “sameness” gets rid of emotional and physical pain but also eradicates individualism and free will. So the parts of “Nosedive” where Lacie learns to embrace being honest (thanks to the assistance of a grizzled truck driver ex machina played by Cherry Jones) felt far more predictable than the scenes that imagine how future societies could punish people simply for being unpleasant. Lacie’s coworker, blacklisted by colleagues after a breakup, can’t physically enter his office after his rating drops below 3.5.” Watch this episode if you have Netflix here, the trailer is below.
The Sick, BIG, Murican Bidness of War, War, War, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Kill, Kill, Kill – NBC News reports on something readers and listeners already know: war is a racket and the business of unjustly killing non-combatants and assisting the rest of the world in doing the same thing is a stain upon humanity that the U.S. Government engages in with shocking success. I am listing the top 5 “Contractors” to the U.S. Government below and note they are all “defense contractors”. Folks the numbers below are BILLIONS of dollars and should give any Christian citizen pause, knowing what is being done with those dollars. This too shall all end in tears. LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION $36,259,911,070.83
THE BOEING COMPANY $16,646,781,379.52
GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION $13,632,984,913.57
RAYTHEON COMPANY $13,114,246,704.69
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION $10,637,246,770.72
90,000 Christians Went Carmelite in 2017…Oh Look An LGBTQ “Right” Was Trampled! – A Vatican radio report reveals that an estimated 90,000 Christians were murdered for their faith in 2017 making followers of Christ the most persecuted religious in the world. While this occurs we are daily regaled with ridiculous claims about “assaults” on the “rights” of the “transgender community” or “LGBTQ community” that rarely involve any type of violence. Now of course this is not a surprise but that doesn’t make the reality of the fact that Christian martyrs are still being made by the thousands any less reprehensible. Meanwhile The West obsesses over defending the “right” to kill the soon to be born and promotes behavior that these same Christian martyrs gave their lives to charitably bring an end to. This is yet another reason to consider supporting Brother Alexis Bugnolo’s Ordo Militaris and taking the defense of the faithful into the hands on 21st century CRUSADERS.
The Article V Convention That Mark Levin Claims To Have Invented Gains Steam – On April 09, 2010, I, Kevin Gutzman, Bruce Fein, Randy Barnett and the late Tony Blankley hosted a “Symposium On A Federal Solution for a Federal Crisis-An Article V Amendment Convention” – book available here. In this meeting we answered the objections raised against an Article V effort and proposed 10 amendments that convention could offer to repair our ailing Constitution. Now comes Texas Governor Greg Abbott proposing 9 amendments to the Constitution and among them are some of those proposed by our Symposium in 2010, mirabile dictu (speak of miracles)! Abbott’s amendments all make sense AND the fact that ‘Muricans are having Article V conversations in increasing numbers is a good sign for our beleaguered, festering “republic”. My hope is that Article V enthusiasm can be used to encourage taking on the necessary task of remaking the ‘Murican Union.
Facebook Live, For Beating The Trump Out of You – Remember when Obama was elected and we were told he’d be the first “post-racial” President-that Hope and Change were coming and that all men would come to love each other? Remember that column written by Gerald Warner “This Will All End In Tears” (quoted above)? Now comes this video from “Facebook Live” that shows 4 yewts, one of them a young black woman, who have bound and gagged a young white male, beating and flogging him while demanding he say “f**k Donald Trump”. This shocking level of depravity is part of the legacy that President Obama leaves behind, a virtual trail of tears that far too many will revel in via social media.
It’s January 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.”