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Sapientia et Veritas -“So here’s a depressing thought on the anniversary of 9/11: What if those two or three weeks of harmony 16 years ago will be the last we experience for a very long time? Considering our trajectory, this seems more likely than not. After all, surveying the coverage of the anniversary of 9/11 this morning, it’s difficult not to notice that Americans don’t really share a coherent, unifying cultural or idealistic value system anymore.” – David Harsanyi
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If You Want Your Identity Back Then Start Thinking Small Is Still Beautiful – At least once a week I get the chance to talk about the problem of human scale and the fact that in ‘Muricah these days we have so very little knowledge and use of it. During those talks the topic inevitably turns to the FANG+Microsoft, this is not a perfunctory exercise, its a menacing one. Franklin Foer, chillingly points this out in today’s WaPo. “More than any previous coterie of corporations, the tech monopolies aspire to mold humanity into their desired image of it. They think they have the opportunity to complete the long merger between man and machine — to redirect the trajectory of human evolution.” it was once the task of Christianity, Her Apostles and successors to perform this work in the image GOD desired for Man, ponder that while reading the rest of Foer’s essay which sounds like the pyramid for a dystopian thriller. “The big tech companies think we’re fundamentally social beings, born to collective existence. They invest their faith in the network, the wisdom of crowds, collaboration. They harbor a deep desire for the atomistic world to be made whole. By stitching the world together, they can cure its ills.” This is all a result of our rejection of scale and obsession with the material.
USA! USA! Watching the Carnage Of Irma Then Lamenting That It Wasn’t Bigger – Were ‘Muricans watching Hurricane Irma coverage wishing it was a Category 5? Before you yell “Mitter Chur PLEASE!” consider the arguments we;ve been making against our culture’s obsession with gigantism. What sells better as a disaster film, the plight of few stranded souls on an island or the city of Los Angeles covered with 5o feet of water and The Rock plucking 98 lb weaklings from it? Matthew Walther asks this very question and candidly provides the macabre answer: too many of us enjoy human suffering. “The truth is that at some level we are all fascinated by the suffering of others. Who has not heard in the back of his head that grotesque nagging little voice of anti-hope, wishing that it will be a Category 5 after all? We are, nearly all of us, disappointed just slightly when things turn out to be better than we had expected — which is to say, better than initial reports had prepared us to imagine they might be.” Sadly, I think Walther is more correct than not. Our embrace of the macabre from filming mass murder at the movies to defending “Roe” as sacred writ is a symptom of this among dozens of others. Now, where was that light at the end of the tunnel….
What Emperor Julian And Nero’s Wife Really Meant To Say To Amy Barrett – You can see the outrageous videos below for your own edification: there can be no basis in faith for any part of ‘Muricah’s precious “law and order”. Nicholas Senz puts it another way “Any idea deriving from a religious conviction or rooted in an article of faith has no place in the public square, they say. Personal belief is not fit for public policy. Dogma is separate from law. This is, of course, an absurd position on a number of levels. No one is trying to legislate dogma or impose it by judicial fiat. No Catholic judge has ordered it be acknowledged that Christ is one person with two natures, or that angels exist, or that the Blessed Virgin Mary was conceived without sin.” Senz makes a point we make on the Mike Church Show often, I can use reason and arrive at a defense of traditional marriage and as an opposition to coddling homosexuality and transgenderism, e.g.: they are both abhorrent to natural law and the natural order. Homosexuals cannot propagate a species; raising children with feminine and masculine virtues and skills prepares that species for life and flourishing.
DeceptiCONNED: Neocons Gin Up Their Echo Chamber To Nuke North Korea – Paul Gottfried wants to know what threat North Korea actually poses to the United States and her citizens that calls for a pre-emptive nuclear strike as madmen “ambassador” John Bolton and “Colonel” Ralph Peters are.
Madness: Man Who Dresses As A Woman Allowed To Compete In Miss America Pageant – You have to see some things to believe them though I don’t recommend seeing this one: a 26 year old male, masquerading as a female has been accepted as an entrant in last night’s Miss ‘Muricah pageant.
It’s Comin’ Right For Us! Irma Causes Biggest Exodus In Murican History – Hurricane Irma took a break from Category 5 lethality…for a day, found some warm water and is back at a roaring Category 4 and is headed directly for South Florida sometime this weekend. The exodus from Florida is one of the largest in history and that exodus has now spread to the eastern part of Georgia. Keep your Veritas Radio Network App on and handy all weekend for Irma updates as they come in.
Will You Go Federal Government or Carmelite? If You Follow The Christian Teaching On Sexuality and Morality, You Cannot Be Employed In Our Satanic Temples of Buggery and Bagul – Watch Al Franken play Emperor Julian and prep Amy Barrett for the catacombs. Franken even implies that the Catholic Church is Pol Pot. Senator Dianne Feinstein then takes a turn at playing Emperor Nero’s wife in the outrageous interrogation of Mrs Barrett on her Catholicity. Rod Dreher has a roundup of reaction. It’s on…
Buchanan: TrumpM Loses Nothing In Dumping The Do Nothing Congress – It is truly mind-boggling to have witnessed first John Boehner and now Paul Ryan, both amiable men, get crushed by the weight of an oppressive regime of corruption larger than any such regime in history. President trump has figured out that there is no one wearing a white hat in Congress or anywhere else in the federal regime but there are some wearing hats that are dark shades of grey…not quite black. “We could be looking at a seismic shift in national politics, with Trump looking to centrist and bipartisan coalitions to achieve as much of his agenda as he can. He could collaborate with Federalist Society Republicans on justices and with economic-nationalist Democrats on tariffs.” Buchanan doesn’t say it but please note, both of the above cited groups are architects of this corruption. There is no way out.
SINISTER In Real Life – It is one thing to be thought to be diabolical, it is quite another thing to go to a Planned Parenthood “rally”, open your mouth, and remove all doubt. Such is the Twainsian’ twist, Goonies actress Martha Plimpton has added to Moloch’s lust for infant flesh and limbo’d souls. Watch (if you can stomach it), Plimpton, attending a “shout your abortion rally”, brag that Seattle is where she got her “first abortion…notice I said first, yay!!!!” This is what “free speech” is in 2017. How many recall the laws taht were passed in the 1990’s to prevent criminals from profiting from their crimes while they were in jail; crimes including murder? Commit an abortion and write/talk about it, and not only can you profit you get showered with praise. This is what our “republic” now produces in massive quantities, can a correction sent from above be far off? Haven’t we earned it?
The Truth Can Be Lethal. Has The Dubia Against Amoris Lætetia Produced Martyrs? – Two of the 4 Cardinals who signed the desperately needed “Dubia” aimed at Pope Francis’ now infamous slander against the Catholic Magisterium Amoris Lætetia, have died. Cardinal Cafarra, the latest to pass to Holy Judgement, had written extensively for decades on the absolute necessity that Catholics defend the moral teaching on Sacramental marriage and divorce as THE cornerstone of defending the Church against “the Gates of Hell”. Life Site News recounts the crux of Cafarra’s argument:
“The axiological elevation of abortion to a subjective right is the demolition of the first pillar. The ennoblement of a homosexual relationship, when equated to marriage, is the destruction of the second pillar,” Caffarra said. Satan’s ultimate goal is to “build an actual anti-creation,” an “alternative creation,” where God and every sign of his beauty and goodness have been erased. “This is the ultimate and terrible challenge which Satan is hurling at God,” the cardinal said.
Cafarra also was a correspondent with Sister Lucia who informed him that Satan had already lost but it was not yet revealed; oremus!
The Cis-Dominoes Tumble – Score one more convert to my 4 alarm ringing of the warning bell that Moloch and his minions have arrived and they’ve come for the children. Bethany Mandel confesses that her support of “gay marriage” was naive and ignorant of the agenda it’s diabolically obsessed promoters have: eliminate the family, eliminate marriage altogether. As Cardinal Cafarra stated above, “equality” and “love” were never the goals of sodomite marriage advocates; striking a blow against the pillar of civilization itself was, read against mankind. I hope Bethany takes this into a confessional:
During that debate, I was like many of these younger millennial conservatives. I naively thought the issue was merely about gay marriage, and thought “Hey, marriage is great, so let’s just give into the Left’s demands about the redefinition of a cornerstone of our society because not doing so would be bigoted.”
But there was more to the Left’s battle with conservatives than that. It wasn’t just about redefining marriage to these activists; it was also about punishing those who weren’t 100 percent on board, especially religious Christians.
Listen to Masha Gessen’s diabolical statement of what communists without a country (she’s a Soviet, note I didn’t say Russian) are REALLY up to. I hate to say “I told ya so, but I told ya so”, but is it too late?
The Folly of “Marriage” As Anything Other Than A Sacrament, Exhibit 7,084,925 – Read this and witness a pair of well-meaning, non-Catholic Christians, argue over the best way to treat of “gay marriage” and “gay people” and still be Christian. The obvious answer is also the one most avoided: return to The Church, practice the moral teaching on marriage as it has been defined for 2 millennia and pray for those waging all the extemporaneous battles over what remains a settled piece of dogma.
Aaron Rodgers’ “No Affiliation” Cowardice, A Real Man Defends His Lord Against All Enemies – The sports-world was abuzz for a few days last week when the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers revealed that he has “no affiliation” to a Christian “denomination” . Here we go again, do it yourself, rainforest salvation for dummies! Rodgers waxes on about Christianity’s “narrow-minded views of the world and his place in it” a cop out of Biblical proportions if there ever was one. The entire, beautiful point of Christianity is its narrow-minded focus on eternity; on using the short amount of time God grants us in this miserable life to achieve a return to Him i.e. a blessed eternity. There is a passage in the Mass, right before the Centurion’s oath (domine non sum dignus…) where the priest asks “What return shall I render unto the Lord for all He has given me? I will take the Chalice of salvation, and I will call upon the name of the Lord. Praising I will call upon the Lord, and I shall be saved from my enemies.” For all he has been blessed with, pray Aaron Rodgers takes that chalice.
Seeing Red Over The Red Cross? Smaller Is Still More Beautiful – People are quick to turn to the ARC (American Red Cross) and throw money at it to rest assured they’ve donated “to charity” for an event like Hurricane Harvey. This is spiritually misguided AND ineffective as this essay points out: Size matters in disaster response. “Personal generosity is a laudable quality, but giving to a large organized charity is just plain foolish. At best, three-quarters of your donation will be gobbled up by the administration of the charity. If you genuinely wish to be of value to others, your generosity would be more effective on a local level, where you give directly to those who will benefit from it, and you’re more certain of the outcome. The larger the charity organization, the greater the certainty that much, if not all, of your donation will fail to reach those you hoped would benefit.” Then there is the ARC’s horrid track record of spectacular disaster aid failures, detailed by an AP reporter who has chronicled them since 2004 and tells Harvey’s helpers why he “won’t be giving to the ARC”. Scale, folks, its all about scale.
Will You Go Tree Humper Or Will You Go Carmelite? – Seriously, you just can’t make this stuff up: meet the eco-transitioners.
Pump Up The Volume Ad Pump Up The Despair – I am asked from time to time “Mike, what is your favorite band?” My answer is usually “I don’t really have one and if I did I doubt you’d ever heard any of their songs.” This my seem unimpressive but it accurately explains my position on today’s “music”: it isn’t worth listening to, nay, listening to it is hazardous to the health of your soul. Addison de Mastro points out that the “party anthems” of today’s “music point to the dearth of musical beauty and the despair of the generation that is creating it. “It was once possible to be in one’s twenties and already have a stable job, a family, a simple but serviceable home, one or two automobiles, and the promise of a pension. This vanished world of middle-class stability really existed.” True. this is the world the “global marketplace” has created for our kids (mine are twenty-somethings); nice job ‘Muricah.
Nikki Hayley Is a Threat To Humanity – The former SC governor must be drinking from the same war, war, war fountain Senator Lindsay Graham of SC drinks from. Yesterday at the UN, Hayley, reading from prepared remarks, stated that “North Korea is begging for war” and that ‘Muircah has “kicked the can down the road” for too long, meaning the Koreans haven’t received their dose of ‘Murican Exceptionalism lately.
They’re Baaaaa-aaaaaack And They have Come For The Kids – Bishop Fulton Sheen once quipped that the greatest trick the devil ever played was in convincing people that he didn’t exist. Last week there was a report that upwards of 80% of Catholics do not believe that Satan actually exists. This despite the best evidence we could ever have for his existence: Our Lord told us so at least 14 times. It is now undeniable that the demonic is running loose among us and people are publicly praising it says Karl Payne in his new book Spiritual Warfare. But before you dash off to that book and article let me warn you: Mr Payne is an evangelical Protestant and claims to have performed hundreds of exorcisms… a task exclusively performed by Roman Catholic priests. That doesn’t make Payne’s fact finding on the presence of the demonic in our “culture” any less relevant though. The trans-gender conversion hysteria is ample proof of that. Then there is the new movie from the director of The Exorcist, that details a real-life exorcism! Yep, they’re baaa-aaaack and they’ve come for the kids, most of the adults are already taken.
The Visions Shown The Fatima Children Aren’t Controversial Enough – A new book is out that purports to end the “conspiracists claim” that says the 3rd secret of Fatima, revealed to Sister Lucia, is not what was explained in 2000, that the assassination attempt on JPII was not the “fulfillment of the secret”. I’ve interviewed Chris Ferrara at least 10 times on this subject and I assume he is the subject of the book; I’ve asked him for comment and will post it when he replies.
Dressing Robert E Lee In A Burqua Doesn’t Solve The Problem History Haters Created – Charlottesville is now throwing tarps over its confederate statues in an effort to tamp down the unemployed perpetually angered protestors from being upset at their sight. But that won’t solve the issue that resides in the tiny gray space between their ears. The anarchists parading as nazis NEED the site of the statues to drive their “movement” because the goal never was peaceful living among the diverse, it was and is subjugation of the decent (tradition and its defenders) to its opposite. Wax and Alexander touched on this yesterday:
“…the single-parent, antisocial habits, prevalent among some working-class whites; the anti-“acting white” rap culture of inner-city blacks; the anti-assimilation ideas gaining ground among some Hispanic immigrants. These cultural orientations are not only incompatible with what an advanced free-market economy and a viable democracy require, they are also destructive of a sense of solidarity and reciprocity among Americans”
DeceptiCONNED: A REAL ‘Muricah First Foreign Policy Would Look Like This – We have been chronicling the disappointing turn the Trump White House has made toward DeceptiCONS (neocons) and their impious push for never ending wars for our “national defense”, an oxymoron if there ever was one. The rare voice of reason has come from Senator Rand Paul and Representative Thomas Massie both from KY. Pat Buchanan has been writing about this and I have been talking about it, to little avail. Now comes former Mordor on The Potomac resident Johnathan Tkatchuk with an actual, actionable plan to promote non-intervention which includes this gem:
The only way to neutralize the threat Al-Qaeda and Daesh (ISIL) pose to the United States is through smart and effective diplomacy. This diplomacy must contain the following features: A withdrawal of all U.S. military forces from Islamic countries over the next three years, prioritizing cooperation with all foreign governments in lawfully undermining these organizations, and aggressively promoting nuclear non-proliferation in accordance to international law (i.e. without resorting to the use of military force or implying the use of military force).
I will point out, again, that if KY (or any other state) had to pay gold and silver coins for these troop deployments, the for the burials of the KIA and the care of the survivors, Tkatchuk’s proposal would be in force by now.
Deliver Us From Evil – Upstate New York TV station sends reporter Tara Rosenblum undercover to investigate diabolical activity and winds up reporting on the growing coven of witches. John Horvat’s TFP and many others including Y/T have been warning of this and now the proof that it is actually happening can be known. Where there are those communicating and cooperating with the demonic their must be Rosary prayers and the faithful.
“News 12’s Tara Rosenblum spent four months exploring and gaining access to a mysterious, secretive world that most people don’t even know exist: a thriving underground community of witches.”
That diabolical activity is real cannot be doubted, that ‘Muricans are cooperating with it as an attack against the living, cannot be doubted as well.
FINALLY! A Christian Group Made Infamous By the Quacks At The SPLC, Sues For Defamation – D. James Kennedy Ministries has filed a defamation of character lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center, the extortion group that “identifies hate” then warns all the good people of the world of “the danger” said hate poses. And what is “hate”? Well, e.g. going Carmelite and not all lgbqT-Virus is hate. From the suit:
“We embarked today on a journey to right a terrible wrong.Those who knowingly label Christian ministries as ‘hate’ groups, solely for subscribing to the historic Christian faith, are either woefully uninformed or willfully deceitful. In the case of the Southern Poverty Law Center, our lawsuit alleges the latter.”
The suit also targets Amazon because of their reliance on the SPLC to determine who can participate in their “SMILE” program.
U.S. Secretary of State: North Korea Can’t Violate U.N. Prohibitions on Missile Launches, Only WE Can Violate U.N. Prohibitions On Missile Launches – What hypocrisy.
The End Result of The Sexual Revolution & Canonizing of Sodomites? Lonely, Unmarried Women – This essay has a passage worthy of all our consideration although it is directed at yet to marry, young women:
“Offer it up”: God may, in fact, be asking us to suffer for the sins of the sexual revolution, which is the reason for the situation in which we find ourselves. We should offer up the waiting, heartache, and loneliness for the reparation of the sins against chastity, such as contraception and pornography. Fast for our brothers and for our future husbands.
Such is the plight of our vaunted, “free” society, it can no longer produce men as husbands in a large enough supply. Perhaps that helps explain the despair of resorting to so many yewts claiming they are lgbqT-Virus infected?
Sodomites Aren’t Born They Are Made And They’re Making More – When I revealed the statistic that teenage pregnancies are occurring in higher numbers among girls who claim they are lesbians than in their heterosexual peers, friends just stared at me, unable to disavow the obvious contradiction: lesbians don’t have relations with boys/men! Ahhhh, but they do and not only do they sinfully fornicate they do it with such abandon more of them wind up pregnant than their “straight” friends.
War War War! We LIKE War! Trump Sends 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan – This is just sad and disappointing: President trump announced he would direct some 4,000 more troops be sent to Afghanistan to continue our endless nation building efforts. Regurgitating the same DeceptiCON propaganda we’ve heard since 2002, the President has now all but given in to the Deep State and the military industrial complex that acts as “muscle”. The dream that Trump would “put America first” through a slightly reformed and downsized federal monstrosity of a government is now all but over. “The consequences of a rapid exit are both predictable and unacceptable. A hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum that terrorists – including ISIS and Al Qaeda – would instantly fill, just as happened before September 11th.” The old “vacuum” creating trick is as old as dogs eating homework but the fact that 4,000 souls are now in peril and heaven knows how many Afghans is sickening. But don’t worry, our President assures us “We will fight to win!” Win what!? A Trophy? First prize on Apprentice-Afghanistan?
What We Can learn From The Faith of The 3 “Seers” At Fatima – On August 13th 1917, the “Tinsmith” (constable) of the town of Fatima Portugal, abducted Jacinta, Lucy and Francesco who were en route to the 4th apparition at Fatima Our Lady had promised them. The “Tinsmith” after a day of interrogation at his home then, on the 14th (today) took the children to jail and locked them up with other criminals. Here’s what happened next.
They were then interrogated separately, after which the Tinsmith threatened to boil them in oil if they still refused to divulge the Secret of Fatima. In the presence of the children he ordered that a cauldron of oil be heated, and threatened to put the children in the cauldron if they did not cooperate. The children believed the Tinsmiths threat. A man in the same prison cell tried to persuade Jacinta to give in, telling her that she could avoid being killed by simply telling the secret. Jacinta responded, “I’d rather die!”
Oh to have 9 year olds today telling public school bergermeisters “They’d rather die” than apostasize their faith by throwing in with the lgbqT-Virus infected’s demands or a clergy and parents to have inspired them to do so.
It’s September 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 limits. I 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.”