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Sapientia et Veritas –“The cornerstone of all conservative thought is that man is a creation of a supreme and divine Creator. A firm commitment to an objective truth which animates the soul of man and gives him purpose; the symbiotic mutualism of the dignified individual and the quest for community felt by all members of humanity; and the understanding of jurisprudence which is nothing less than the continuing symphony composed by our Medieval forebears—these are the elements of the Conservative equation, and the ones which require our attention and commitment.” – Matthew Johnson, The Cornerstone of Conservatism
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Are We Watching The Creation of a Humpty Dumpty Pope? – The last 4 days have been an extraordinary example of what this monster, social media, is capable of doing to anyone stupid (or by inheritance) enough to be more famous or important. When the news broke of Archbishop Vigano’s “testimony” that Pope Francis knew about the pederasty and wanton homosexual antics of Thoedore McCarrick and the restrictions placed on him by Benedict XVI, yet Francis reinstated him with full faculties, it was only a matter of hours before the Pope was being asked to confirm or deny the report. His shocking refusal to acknowledge Vigano’s testimony poured plutonium on a nuclear reactor of Catholic outrage that is still not finished boiling up! Many clamor for the Viagno Option, Francis resigning, but as Damian Thompson points out, that is actually a perilous action few have thought through.
“And yet…if Viganò is shown to be telling the truth, and the Vicar of Christ was in league with a man he had been told was a wicked sex abuser, how can Catholics be expected to go to Mass and pray for ‘Francis, our Pope’? Dioceses and parishes will secede from Rome in some way or other, even if they stop short of schism (that is, formally rejecting the authority of the Roman pontiff). Can one blame them?
Medieval analogies notwithstanding, there is no precedent for the escalating chaos in the Catholic Church. And the individual chiefly responsible for that – whatever his degree of culpability in the case of McCarrick, and bearing in mind the failings of previous popes – is Francis.”
“Escalating chaos” is an apt description here, so the question is: when will the chaos be resolved and through what means?
Mordor on The Potomac Has Its Apologists & So Does The USCCB, Introducing: DeceptiCATH’s – DeceptiCONS are everywhere in the Media Industrial Complex, matter of fact, some media types that fancy themselves “liberals” are indistinguishable from DeceptiCONS on most issues including the USA’s bellicose, unjust, foreign policy. I might now throw into the DeceptiCON camp a new species, DeceptiCATH. Those who sing America The Beautiful as a processional hymn and can find little wrong with today’s crop of ecclesial homosexual enablers and their mafioso style protections of same, enter George Weigel. Writing at First Things, Weigel thinks that any laity raising their voice at the now plainly evident – as in there is EVIDENCE – corruption and evil that occupies too many sacristies in Catholic ‘Muricah. Weigel…..
“Responding responsibly to today’s crisis also means not fouling our own nest by denying all the good things that are underway in U.S. Catholicism, the living parts of which have embraced the New Evangelization and rejected Catholic Lite as an evangelical strategy. Shrill voices venting ideological spleen by decrying the entire American Catholic scene are demoralizing; they may unwittingly give the Evil One cheap victories. Truly righteous anger is focused anger, not online click-bait.”
First of all, I don’t know anyone who is in the #CatholicMeToo movement that is “decrying the entire scene”; unless this is Mr Weigel’s tell that the “scene” (what a hippy, 60’s term to use i.e. “I blew that scene, man…”), the homosexual culture one, is his 360º world. Secondly, the #CatholicMeToo movement is actually succeeding in rallying hundreds of thousands of Catholics into a prayerful solidarity I’ve never witnessed in my 26 years of being Catholic. See Roman Catholic Man as an example. Rod Dreher posts a friends response to Weigel.
“So why doesn’t Jeremiah write about all the good things going on in Israel? His shrill clickbaity denunciations sure give easy victories to the Evil One.”
And from the Book of Jeremia’s, the #CatholicMeToo movement can derive solace and inspiration.
“Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak to them all that I command thee. Be not afraid at their presence: for I will make thee not to fear their countenance.  For behold I have made thee this day a fortified city, and a pillar of iron, and a wall of brass, over all the land, to the kings of Juda, to the princes thereof, and to the priests, and to the people of the land.”
Is Capitalism Really “Boss”? – Andrew Puzder makes a statement at the Federalist today that drew my attention:
“I have good news for young Americans today. Despite what you’ve been taught, the economic system in which you live is the best system ever devised for the poor and the marginalized. It gives them power, creates the opportunities that make them prosperous, and encourages everyone who wants to get ahead to satisfy the needs of others.” [emphasis mine – MC]
Two days ago, John Horvat published a piece titled The Church and The Economy. In it, Horvat points out that today’s capitalistic economy (a vulgar description, I admit) is a system that provides the means of gathering wealth while not necessarily employing it.
It’s The HOMOclericalism Stupid – Pope Francis is now acting like an American Democrat politician; blaming and executing babies instead of treating the mortal sin of illicit sex; or calling a lack of health insurance a lack of health care. Here’s my meme offered as a fraternal correction to the Holy Father.
This Is Why I am A Trump 53%er – On August 13th President Trump pole vaulted the Congress’s RARE, correct actions in reagrds to Saudi Arabia and Yemen THEN the President did a jig around and sidestepped one of the few times the SCOTUS got a case it should have and ruled on it correctly, striking down Newt Gingrich’s Constitutional turkey that was the “line item veto”. Bruce Fein fills in the details.
“Trump’s NDAA signing statement decreed that the 50 provisions unconstitutionally encroached on the president’s prerogatives as “Commander in Chief and as the sole representative of the Nation in foreign affairs.” Accordingly, he would treat them as of no force or effect despite his signing them into law.”
The infamous “signing statement” was also used by President Obama and is a claim of Presidential power that doesn’t exist. This is just another of the 5 TRILLION reasons why we should never stop our campaigning for independent Louisiana, Texas, New Hampshire and yes, even Vermont (h/t Bill Kaufmann!).
The Moment You Realize You’re A Fat Bastard And You Don’t Want To Be One Anymore – Harry Kazianis tells the story of his eureka! moment when he decided that gorging on ‘Murican fast foods because they tasted so yummy was going to kill him.
Liberty Heresy or Give Me Death [penalty]! – For all of August I have happily toiled under the disapprobation of many liberals who view my insistence that the Catholic Church’s teaching MUST always include the embrace of the State’s right to kill in some circumstances – like when a Jewish carpenter needs to fulfill prophecies and save the human race from Hell – but I digress. I have stated and have been echoed by regular guests Michael Hichborn and Brother André Marie that the heresy of denying the licit death penalty is the first step in the liberals last campaign: end Catholicism by rendering Her constatnt teachings not constant i.e. She becomes she as just another “denomination”. Now comes Michael Pakaluk connecting the dots to the #HOMOclericalism scandal the Church is being Passioned through right now.
“We can expect that any bishop who, from his stance against the death penalty, has fully embraced the attitude that punishment is never retributive, but only deterrent, will fail to protect his flock by appropriately punishing offenders. He will misapply the standard of proof for criminality, moving it from past to future crimes: ‘Indeed, Fr. N. did, beyond a shadow of a doubt, fondle the genitals of that young man, but, unless it can be shown beyond a shadow of a doubt that he will do something like that in the future (and the experts won’t say this much), then he should not be punished.’” [emphasis mine-MC]
Put another way, there is a perfect logic in the pure administration of the Catholic Faith that Man cannot alter unless he suffer the pain of corruption which will ALWAYS lead to error and sin. THAT is what is happening now and has been since the Modernists’ infiltration and THAT is why, pushing this false flag of “clericalism” as the cause is as bone-headed as something Nancy Pelosi might do…. see ObamaCare, TARP, Dodd-Frank etc
Afghanistan Proves, Sadly, We Are A War-Like People – What possible merit remains for the United States military to remain in enemy territory in Afghanistan as year EIGHTEEN looms? This is one of my biggest disappointments with President Trump thus far, not putting an end to the death and destruction in that country and its horrific effects for tens of thousands of families here in the U.S. As Robert W. Merry points out [again!], this futile effort must end.
And yet the American war machine keeps rolling along, year after year. As Chivers writes, “The policies that sent these men and women abroad, with their emphasis on military action and their visions of reordering nations and cultures, have not succeeded. It is beyond honest dispute that the wars did not achieve what their organizers promised, no matter the party in power or the generals in command.”
Travel to Mordor and witness what I call Crane City and all will become apparent; the wars must continue to fund the construction of the military contractor industry that now controls over 25% of all government spending and is a cultural juggernaut.
Buchanan: Time For Trump To Send The Rest of The Brennanites Packing – Patrick J. Buchanan, may not have out it exactly like this but that’s the point.
With four million Americans holding top-secret clearances, and this city awash in leaks to the media from present and past intel and security officials, it is time to strip the swamp creatures of their special privileges.
What Buchanan may not be seeing though is a population the size of Germany is reliant upon those clearances and the obscene “defense” spending they require. MILLIONS of “careers” are dependent on the “deep state” so in reality, a massive unemployment wave would coincide with Buchanan’s wish. I pray to see miles of unemployment in Mordor….soon.
The Manly Response To McCarrickGate: Restore Hatred of Sin – The lack of masculinity in the lives of the ‘Murican people has reached epic proportions and nowhere is that more evident than in the Catholic Church of which I am a member but that is now changing. Bishop Morlino of Madison, WI diocese has issued a letter to all his flock, priests included, exhorting the faithful to a hatred…. a hatred of SIN that is; Glory be!
“If you’ll permit me, what the Church needs now is more hatred! As I have said previously, St. Thomas Aquinas said that hatred of wickedness actually belongs to the virtue of charity. As the Book of Proverbs says “My mouth shall meditate truth, and my lips shall hate wickedness (Prov. 8:7).” It is an act of love to hate sin and to call others to turn away from sin.”
FLASHBACK-In July, 2015, The Remnant Newspaper Profiled The Mike Church Show – Membah…membah!? Fast forward to November of that year and Chris writes a followup “Too Catholic For Satellite Radio”. Thanks to Papa Francis deliberate attempt to bring an end to the Catholic Church by claiming he can change dogma (the licit Death Penalty), I am becoming #Too Catholic For Lukewarm Catholic Radio. Ferrara wrote the following which we at the CRUSADE Channel studio still believe is True and pursue improving it every day.
“Indeed, over the past year or so Mike Church has emerged as the only traditionally Catholic conservative in talk radio today, anywhere in the world. And I mean traditional. Not only during my appearances on the show, but now thematically, Mike has turned the longest running political talk show on Sirius Radio into an unabashed presentation of the Social Kingship of Christ, traditional Catholic moral teaching, and even the traditional Latin liturgy as the solution to what is evidently otherwise a terminal civilizational crisis. I have been invited on the show numerous times to defend all of these things explicitly, to speak of the one true Church, and even to call upon conservative Protestants to enter the Church if they are serious about saving our nation and our civilization.”
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Roman Catholic CRUSADER Men Unite – Fr. Richard Heilman of Roman Catholic Man and the Rosary Novena For Our Nation is my special guest today, if you haven’t registered, you can sign up at rosarycoasttocoast.com
We, in the United States share the conviction, now seen and acted upon in the International community, to enter fully into the spiritual warfare we are facing and to pray for our respective nations at this watershed moment in history. We hear the clarion call of the Holy Spirit, through the Immaculata, and each of us sound the reply:
“I’m Going In!”
Father Heilman tells me often, “Mike, we have a supernatural weapon on our side, we gotta use it” and over the next 54 days we will. Consider joining my confraternity The CRUSADER Knights of The Most Holy Rosary, an elite group of Marian knights organized for the specific purposes of making illegal the scourge that is abortion, contraception, sodomy, pornography and usury. This devotion has already produced a magnificent blessing from my 9 day novena to Our Lady at Walsingham; I believe there is much more for you and me to do, so join me and others across the continent today!
Need To Listen To The Pearcing Truth’s Series On Economics As If Families Mattered – The Federalist headline screams the current state of our civil, “economic” affairs. Yo, Big Business: Money Doesn’t Give You A Right To Manipulate Politics. It doesn’t? Then are you ready to begin implementing a system of Distributism, solidarity and subsidiarity? While ‘Murican Government has become the national religion, business and the exchange of money for pleasure and profit have become her powerful parishioners. Since we rarely know the people who grow or make our food or anything else for that matter, business has become a ubiquitous, requisite agent for exchange of what we want, mildly tempered by what we are willing to borrow to get it. Micro systems of barter exchange are gone, save for the rare entities that have carved out niche markets serving the locals, folks we used to call friends and neighbors. My ongoing feature series with the author of Small Is Still Beautiful, Joseph Pearce, delves heavily into this subject and is MUST LISTENING for anyone truly interested in avoiding Amazon et al from controlling the food supply and thus what is acceptable, secular behavior to get it. Download all 11 Episodes here.
The book’s stories are harrowing from the point of view that bodies and lives are being physically altered with no chance of repair. This is being done, allegedly, to bring about a more fairer world in which those born into the bodies of the sex they believe is not for them. But what is fair about having your breasts cut off while being doped up with drugs that get you banned from any professional sport? This is the work of Beazelbub and the boys and the poor souls who undergo these mutilations are the prizes.
The Religion That ‘Murican Politics Has Become – When Donald Trump as President, shows up at a rally to commemorate or promote something, the event takes on a religious tone; think about it. Before the President – the priest – enters the temple – the speaking stage – prayers are recited in unison – the Pledge of Allegiance – then an opening canticle is chanted – the National Anthem – then the priest makes his procession to the altar – the dais with the holy crest of the office of the President – then the priest begins “the mass” – making the political pronouncement and explaining why it is good for the congregation. When “the mass” is finished, the choir strikes up a driving beat of a “patriotic song” which serves as the post communion hymn and then the congregation takes leave to go and evangelize the gospel they just took in to unwashed masses – let the conversions begin! Michael Davis writes of this and makes the proper conclusion: All Politics Is Religion.
“Movement conservatism, meanwhile, is a kind of Protestantism. The Constitution fills the role of the Bible. It is immutable, if not infallible, and we must hold it, as Hamilton said, in “sacred reverence.” Like Protestantism, this conservatism defines itself by what it isn’t—monarchism, socialism, etc.—just as Protestantism is a blanket term for those Christian sects that arose in opposition to the Catholic Church. Jefferson and Adams are like Calvin and Luther: united by a common enemy more than a common creed.”
Armed with my description of a ‘Murican “Conservative Church” service, next time you see this transpire on Fox News and the propagandists for the faith wait breathlessly for the priest to arrive and mass begin, see if my description above is correct and if it is, know then what the takeaway is: The Faith has been replaced in most ‘Murican’s daily lives by the faith (sans caps intentional) in ‘Murica.
It’s August 2018 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?”
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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.”