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 –Their basic problem, he thought, was a temptation to turn the pursuit of religion into pursuit of position and reputation—greetings in the street, the highest place at banquets, their own sense that they knew all about God and practically owned him. As a class, they were more interested in having religion advance their careers than having it take effect among the people and help them live better lives that bring them closer to God. – James Kalb, Honoring Rulers, Honoring Truth
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Santa Claus IS Coming To Town, For Realz. The Real Story of Saint Nicholas – St Nicholas, bishop of Myra, was a man of many accomplishments including being the patron saint of barrel makers, patron of thieves and patron saint of sailors. He also famously slapped Arias at the Council of Nicea after calling him a petulant heretic.
This Is ‘Muricah, You Will Go Sodomite, Bake Our Cake And like It – “The un-baked wedding cake heard round the world” is one ‘Murican revolutionary way to describe the fiasco that just made it to the SCOTUS. Arguments were made yesterday in the case of Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Bake Shop vs Charlie Craig and David Mullins. Craig and Mullins had enlisted Craig’s mother to accompany them to the bake shop and order a “wedding cake” for the Sodomite Suitors to celebrate their diabolical “union”. When Phillips, a Christian, refused, the current controversy was unleashed which basically amounts to this: if you have a place of public accommodation of any sort, can you be made to conform your belief system to that of your local TrannyMammy™, sodomite and lesbian kow-towing to, legislative body? From the Federalist’s Jeremiah Keenan:
Since same-sex marriage is obviously “engaged in exclusively or predominantly” by “gays, lesbians, and bisexuals,” it follows that same-sex marriages, in all the publically marketed services they may require, cannot be discriminated against any more than the two Same Sex Attraction individuals getting married.
So basically, Catholics would be precluded from refusing services that could be used for adultery, hook-up/shack-up activities (think futon sale and delivery) and anything else you can imagine that living a Christian life precludes you from materially participating in.
This Is Jack Phillips’ “Statement On What The Land of The Free & Homosexual Home Of The Aggrieved Has Become – “For that decision, which was guided by an established set of religious beliefs, I’ve endured a five-year court battle. It’s been very hard on me and my family. There have been tears and many difficult days for us. We have faced death threats and harassment. I’ve had to stop creating the wedding art that I love, which means we’ve lost much of our business—so much so, that we are now struggling to pay our bills and keep the shop afloat. It’s hard to believe that the government is forcing me to choose between providing for my family and employees and violating my relationship with God. That is not freedom. That is not tolerance.” Read the whole statement here given before the SCOTUS here.
Who Dares To Trouble The Great And Powerful Oz’s Of The SCOTUS!? – Read the proceedings of yesterday’s arguments in the Masterpiece Bakery case, they might surprise you.
Trump Just Reversed The Great Land Snatch of 2012 – How Congress Snatched The Power To Own Lands redux, Donald J Trump smackdown edition!
On The 3rd Day of Advent Mitter Savior Gave To Me – If you take notice, Advent is making a HUGE comeback this year. I have now seen feature pieces published on 3 major news aggregator websites I frequent including this piece from Anna Mussman at the Federalist.
“When Christmas follows Advent, it becomes a real holiday—a holy day—not just something we build from giftwrap and department store sales.”
What all these essays have in common is the acknowledgement that the only way to “put Christ back into Christmas” is actually to hide him in a dark drawer somewhere AFTER you’ve put up your Nativity scene. Why? Well, because he isn’t in the Nativity until Christmas Eve at midnight, that’s why! Please check out my brief suggestions for Advent activities and events, I will be adding to the song list every day, too!
The “Contraception Kills Diaries”, Episode 7,726 – The evidence continues to mount that contraception is the handmaiden to abortion and is as deadly as abortion too. In contracepting human life, we make the conscious decision to defy God’s will and His plan for us, an act against nature. Just like any other act against nature e.g. sodomy, the consequences are grave. Put another way, if you tell God to go pound sand and take his revealed plan for the marital act with you, he will get angry, as he should. Now comes the science that backs up God’s justified anger.
Among women who used hormonal contraceptives currently or recently, the risk of attempting suicide was nearly double that of women who had never used contraceptives. The risk was triple for suicide. The patch was linked to the highest risk of suicide attempts, followed by IUD, the vaginal ring and then pills.
Kelsey Harkness puts the pedal to the metal in her examination of this trend and notes that over half (53%) of teenaged girls in ‘Muricah are on the pill. Question: how did that happen and what might mom and dad be doing that sets the example for the girls to follow? Wanna get the Order corrected? Start where you can make an impact and explain contraception to you “pro-life,” Ortho Novum popping friends.
The “Contraception Kills Diaries:, Episode 7,727 – If you want to see what happens when a society places its faith in being industrial, sexual and in defiance of God’s will as detailed above, look no farther than the crumbling civilization of Japan; home to world’s most austere fertility rate and also home to the real Walking Dead. As the NY Times chronicles in a major piece for their weekend editions, Japan will not see another “Rising Sun”.
The huge government apartment complex where Mrs. Ito has lived for nearly 60 years — one of the biggest in Japan, a monument to the nation’s postwar baby boom and aspirations for a modern, American way of life — suddenly became known for something else entirely: the “lonely deaths” of the world’s most rapidly aging society. “4,000 lonely deaths a week,” estimated the cover of a popular weekly magazine this summer, capturing the national alarm.
Read it if you have the stomach for learning about 84 year old men who live in their own 200 sq foot apartments, die and aren’t discovered for 3 years.
Will You Go Black-Sodomite Santa Or Will you Go Carmelite? – It had to happen, a children’s book tells the story of “Mr. Claus”, Santa’s husband who is a jolly old sodomite and also happens to be black. A writer named Alexander Phanor Faury wants you to know that Sodomite Santa will help you get to the real meaning of Christmas.
“The overriding theme in this children’s book is that there is lots of joy in being different. And isn’t love, peace, happiness synonymous with the holidays, no matter how one chooses to celebrate? Sadly those most in need of a refresher course on the true meaning of the holidays will miss out on this timeless story…”
So the “refresher course” line means that Sodomite Santa has always been, Modern man has just forgotten!? What’s next a Sodomite Savior?
The “Pence Rule” is Prudence For Gentleman Which Is Why Gal Queda Is Shrieking Over It – Vice President Mike Pence is quoted as saying that he worked his entire career intentionally avoiding being left alone with female co-workers to avoid the possibility of workplace impropriety. What exactly is wrong with this that has members of Gal Queda so flustered? This should be obvious: the golden calf that is women in the workplace is on the auction block. The editor of Christianity today, Kathryn Beaty makes the right point for the wrong reason.
“Offering the Pence rule as a solution to male predation is like saying, ‘I can’t meet with you one on one, otherwise I might eventually assault you. If that’s the case, we have far deeper problems around men and power than any personal conduct rule can solve.”
But wait, what Pence did there was charitable toward his female employees/staffers etc: he removed the possibility that one of them might fall to temptation as well as guard against his own.
What Ale And Coffee Snobs Want For Christmas – Joseph Pearce gives us his literary recommendations for Christmas gift giving if you’re going to buy fiction books.
The NFL Cannot Fill Its Billion Dollar Stadiums As The Sports Bubble Explodes – Scroll through this post at Breitbart and see that the empty stadiums are across the league, not in a few selected cities. If the NFL can be fan-shamed into recanting the ridiculous kneel-outs, why haven’t Christians been able to similarly compel Target et al into changing immoral practices?
My Instincts On net Neutrality Were Correct, Its Leviathan’s Bid To Make The Internet An AT&T Sized Utility – Austin Ruse correctly puts the “net neutrality” rule, that Trump’s FCC will vote on December 14th to implement, in the proper context.
“Net neutrality, also called “open Internet,” is the deeply dishonest name given to a federal take-over of the Internet. Ginned up by the Democrats and based on a Depression-era law used to hamper Bell Telephone, it turns the Internet over to the Federal Communications Commission and turns it into a “public utility” like electricity. This means the FCC can tell Internet service providers (ISPs) what they can and cannot charge. It means the FCC can tax ISPs. The FCC can insist ISPs get approval for any new innovations or business plans. You want better, faster, cheaper Internet? The FCC gets to decide.”
A good study of what Franklin DelanoBama Roosevelt did to ruin the privately run electric grid is Amity Shlaes’ “The Forgotten Man”. The FCC is working to make the same thing happen to the internet; for freedom’s sake, pray that they fail.
Writer To Pat Buchanan: Just Because Roy Moore Is “Pro-Life” It Cannot Be The Only Reason To Vote For Him – Gracy Olmstead has taken Patrick J Buchanan to task for siding with Alabama’s Judge Roy Moore despite the allegations of sexual impropriety (though none has been proven). Olmstead’s principle argument is that there have to be principles beyond just being “pro-life” to earning a “pro-lifers” vote; that personal character and moral principles are more important. Olmstead has a point:
“What happens when the faces of the pro-life movement are hypocritical congressmen, sexual harassers, and men who brag about grabbing women’s bodies without permission? The recent spate of Handmaid’s Tale-inspired protests is one indication that the pro-choice movement can and will adopt increasingly passionate, morally superior language and rhetoric in response, gathering voters to their cause.”
As I have said repeatedly, the issue of life doesn’t belong in court’s or legislative halls, its been settled by God and the correct view of it is well known. We face the challenge of winning hearts, minds and souls to the sanctity of life. No political campaign has or will accomplish that.
It’s December 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.”