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. 2017 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 -Now the denial of substance is one of the greatest heresies, and this is where much contemporary radicalism appears in an essentially sinful aspect. The constant warfare which it wages against anything that has status in the world, or against all the individual, particular, unique existences of the world which do not fit into a rationalistic pattern, is but a mask for the denial of substance.- Richard Weaver, excerpted from his essay Up From Liberalism
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‘Murican Liberals vs Apocalypto Movie’s Savages, I’ll Take The Savages, They’re More Civilized – I’ve been saying for the last 3 months “the demons are ascendent, they’ve come for the children and they won’t take no for an answer. If you want to see demonic influence on display, witness the Texas courtroom drama that is Whole Woman’s Health vs Paxton. At issue is whether a Planned Parenthood, baby-sacrificing, high-priest has to murder a fetus before he can rip its’ little body to pieces or “dismember” it during an “abortion”. Dr. Anthony Levatino describes in gruesome detail, what a dismemberment abortion at 20 weeks actually entails.
[Levatino] went on to describe a 20-week-old fetus as being about the size of the palm of an adult hand, from fingertip to wrist, “not counting the legs.” A dismemberment abortion, he explained, involves reaching into a woman’s uterus with forceps and “grabbing whatever is there. Maybe you rip off a leg, which is about four-inches long,” then you pull out “an arm, the spine. The skull is the most difficult part. Sometimes there’s a little face staring up at you.” He understandably called it “an absolutely brutal procedure, in which a living human being is torn to pieces.”
The difference between defenders of this savage and vindictive procedure defend it as some kind of “right” and according to their religion, the 1st Church of Enlightenment, it is a right because, by definition, there is no God. At least the MExican savages that Cortes encountered and that Mel Gibson portrayed in the Apocalypto film had Gods they believed they were glorifying when they sacrificed children. What excuse do liberals have other than Moloch whispered in their ear that it was their “right”? Des Cartes, Sarte and Marx aren’t around to do it.
Helen Reddy Redux via Notre Dame: That Ain’t No Way To Treat A Lady – The University of Notre Dame played Miami U. on Saturday in a game billed as “Convicts vs Catholics”. Based on Notre Dame’s behavior and its slandering of its patron’s virginity and purity, Our Lady (that’s what Notre Dame means in French), there were probably more Catholics on the sideline of The U than on Notre Dame’s. As Rachel Lu explains, Notre Dame never intended to oppose Obama’s mandate that they provide contraceptives to their employees, rather they only intended to feign obedience to this Church teaching while allowing their employees and their insurance provider to “choose”.
[Notre Dame’s] administrators are implying that they don’t actually care about contraceptives as such; to them the whole fight was just about a formal principle. It doesn’t actually matter if women use contraceptives, or even if the university is needlessly complicit in their provision. All that matters is that the administrative state not be permitted interfere.
Got that catholic citizen? The most prestigious university on EARTH, that bears the imprimatur of the Holy, VIRGIN mother of Our Lord himself, has no use for Mary’s purity of spirit or body. Lu concludes with a plea to not give up on Notre Dame which I’ll post but stridently disagree with.
For those of us still hoping to avoid a war of all against all, a university like Notre Dame is still worth watching. For decades, Notre Dame has been a reputable research university; it has also been America’s pre-eminent example of a Catholic university.
A “pre-eminent CATHOLIC university” has to be one thing firs, Dr. Lu, then it can be other things that pertain to it: it has to be CATHOLIC. The most reliable and devoutly Catholic, university rating entity is the Cardinal Newman Society. Here are their 2017 rankings of Catholic “reisedntial colleges” note that Notre Dame didn’t even make the list! Someone cue Helen Reddy and begin serious novena prayers for this outrageous slander against Our Lady and her Holy name, given us by St Bernard, to stop!
Colin Kaepernick As Citizen Of The Year? – How ’bout “no” says Britt McHenry.
Will You Go Athletica Or Will You Go Carmelite? – Forget attending boring, once a week, Sunday “worship services” when your spoiled pop-tart can get near-religious instruction everyday in ‘Muricah’s new churches: the athletic centers of Athletica.
“Unlike most Christian denominations, which have opted for segregating children’s participation into minimal, appealing, but generally insubstantial segments of the community’s life together, Athletica differentiates for its young catechumens only insofar as is necessary.”
We all know families whose children have become “champions” without winning any championships but merely by participating, in Athletica, the trophies are just recruiting tools, the real payoff is in the rewards the faith spreads. *sarcasm*
Ebony & Ivory Is Now Ebony & Ebony – A “Professor” at Ekow Yankah a “professor” at Cardozo Law College in NYC writes in the NY Times that he will be teaching his boys how to survive life in Manhattan by teaching them how to avod white people. Yes, you read that right.
“As against our gauzy national hopes, I will teach my boys to have profound doubts that friendship with white people is possible. When they ask, I will teach my sons that their beautiful hue is a fault line. Spare me platitudes of how we are all the same on the inside. I first have to keep my boys safe, and so I will teach them before the world shows them this particular brand of rending, violent, often fatal betrayal.”
So professor Yankah wants his “boys” to be “safe” in Manhattan where over 1,300 black children are murdered in their mother’s wombs every year in Planned Parenthood clinics!? In 2012 the statistics on black infanticide in NYC are horrifying.
In 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple, according to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
The denial of reality all around us continues to grow to the point that a visitor from another ear would wonder where the plague started and how it was transmitted. They might also wonder how Ekow Yankah earned the lofty title “professor”; what exactly is he professing?
He Who Dies With The Most Toys Wins Overachiever Of The Year At NYC Adult “Preschool” – Some things you just can’t make up folks, this is one of them.
In a 2015 piece published in the New York Times titled “In College and Hiding from Scary Ideas,” journalist Judith Shulevitz describes a safe space at Brown University that offered students “cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets and a video of frolicking puppies.”
Watch 30- minutes of any sporting event, popularly watched by men, and you will be horrified at what kind of future we will own when men duke it out over which one gets the last Dr Pepper. Watch the “Crave-off” spot and mourn for the future, ladies.
The “War on Terror” has cost Trillions of Dollars And MILLIONS of Lives – This piece at the news site Durand is an eye opener for the “fight them over there to save the world” crowd and the wars began BEFORE 9-11.
“A rough estimate of four million Muslims have died as a result of US-led wars in the Middle East – dating back to the early 1990s Gulf War against Iraq. The Gulf War was waged by the US, with France, Britain and Saudi Arabia providing support.”
Read the whole thing for a wake-up call to hold the line against our never-ending, undeclared, unjust wars.
Ideas Have Consequences And Russell Kirk Was One Of The Last To Defend The Adage – This is an interesting biography of the late, great, Russell Kirk, the “father of the conservative movement”.
Stayin’ Alive In Too Much Heaven – I founded the CRUSADE Channel that began broadcasting 2 years ago today. You probably know very little about how it has survived; how I have survived and of the little miracles that drive us to continue to survive. Read all about it here in my open letter to all.
Memo To Pat Buchanan: Gillespie Lost VA Because VA Is Becoming Mordor’s B**ch – I was a member of the Buchanan Brigades back in 1992 and have been “on the right” ever since. Pat’s latest holds out hope for VA that is it ran a Trump-like candidate the Old-Dominion can be saved.
Ed Gillespie was Virginia’s version of Jeb Bush.[TRUE] Message from the Old Dominion: A purple state, trending blue, with its economy recession-proof as long as Uncle Sam across the river consumes 20 percent of GDP, is a steepening climb for the GOP. You must have a superior candidate, comfortable with cutting issues, to win it now.
Not unless the 600,000 parasites added to the Deep-state since 9-11 are disemployed. Until then transsexuals, abortionists and parasites rule the land.
Veterans Day Blues: ‘Muricah Sent Nearly A Million To War & Now Refuses To Care For Them – The Talk-Radio-Mafia will be all abuzz today with stories of valor and heroism for our warfare state’s denizens. There will be patriotic songs, pledges, anthems and USA! USA! chants galore but what there won’t be is sober, solemn reflection on what our wars for profit and blood-lust have done to the men sent to fight them. Peter van Buren nails the point here.
But don’t traffic in empty words. We best remember Private First Class Brian Edward Hutson by taking care of the brothers and sisters of his we created. If our nation insists on being so quick to send men and women into harm’s way, then it best face its obligation to take care of them beyond early boarding and discounts on wings ‘n beer. Food, shelter, health care, pre-/post enlistment counseling—that’s how you support the troops on Veterans Day, and every other day. One less fighter plane, a few less tanks, that would pay for much of what is needed. For all the talk this Veteran’s Day about how much we owe those who serve, no one ever demands we pay up
The Libtards Have Lost, Mr Lebowsky, Do You hear Me!? The Libtards Have Lost!! – Phillip Blond reviews the critically savaged book “Post-Liberalism And Human Future” and after being the 50 millionth writer/pundit to diagnoses the rot of our society, winds up asking the correct Question du jour:
Where should we look for those new leaders and this new unified idealism?
Blond’s conclusion won’t please very many people but that doesn’t make him wrong.
I confess that, outside of black Pentecostal churches and a few glorious Anglicans and Evangelicals, I have largely given up on Protestantism as offering an institutional alternative. But I have seen it in traditional Catholic movements, where a whole civic pathway exists to form Christian youth.
If I were to change a few words, an army could be raised to join the fight:
But I have seen it in traditional Conservative movements, where a whole civic pathway exists to form Conservative youth.
And therein lies the wicked rub: there is no single definition of a “conservative” available in our pluralistic society. You can figure out the workable course of action from there.
So calling out flag and anthem idolatry now makes one an elitist!?: No. “Elitist” is the hyperbolic belief that ‘Muricah is “special” and our view of how the rest of the world oughtta live must be obeyed or we’ll enforce it with drones, nukes and sanctions; yeah! USA! USA! USA! If only CATHOLICS thought that way about the New Christendom we are duty-bound to work for with pilgrimages, CRUSADES and Adoration-bombs (look it up): Christ-En-Dom!, Christ-En-Dom!, Christ-En-Dom! Your “country” is where you live and the people you love to call countrymen, it is not this totalitarian melange of ruling masters and their “government”. If you want a star-spangled anthem, try the one belonging to your state if you even know what it is. Better yet, try an enthronement anthem for Our Lady of The America’s, it’s called The Salve Regina.
The “Boycott The NFL” Campaign Proves My Maxim: We’re A War-Like People – We’ve made a sport a center stage for fake patriotism and glad-handed orgies of military superiority to whoever on Earth may be watching. Stephen Beale nails the militarization of football and how USA! USA! chanting, rabid fans have lapped it up.
In fact it has not stopped the war liturgy from playing out on the gridiron at all, and yes, given when and how it was mandated for players to honor it, the national anthem has been used a prop in this near-religious convocation. In recent years, soldier parading, flag-waving, and jumbotron shout-outs to warriors have become de rigueur at NFL games.
Existential support of “the military” for its intended purposes has given way to idolatry and religious devotion to it. Scour social media and marvel, nay be saddened by how many ‘Muricans proclaim themselves as “deplorables, prom MAGA and PRO MILITARY”, while simultaneously fretting about the Russian army which is nearly invisible these days. This is another form of our mass hysteria that holds that only our use and glorification of lethal force is justified and the it is the only force justified. As one WWII general put it, “NUTS!”
It’s November 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.”