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Sapientia et Veritas -As a father in Israel, he had the duty to foster an environment of respect, love, piety, and religious observance in the home. Head of the Jewish “domestic Church” of the Holy House, he dutifully performed certain household religious ceremonies at which Jesus assisted. As a poor artisan, Joseph also had the duty of teaching Our Lord a trade, and that an arduous one. In this light, we can consider what Saint Paul meant when he wrote to the Hebrews that “whereas indeed he was the Son of God, he learned obedience by the things which he suffered” (Heb. 5:8). Finally, as the male parent of the Boy, Saint Joseph was particularly responsible for imparting the masculine character that the Son of God would bring to His mission to save our race.” – Brother André Marie, The Passion of Saint Joseph
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Stupid War Is As Stupid War Does – When he was campaigning for the Presidency, Donald Trump called the Iraq War “the stupid war” and vowed that ‘Muricah’s “era of war was over”. Pat Buchanan points out that contrary to that campaign bellow, he is “assembling a war cabinet”.
“The rebels we supported in Syria have been routed. And Bashar Assad—thanks to backing from Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and Shiite militias from the Middle East and Central Asia—has secured his throne. The Kurds who trusted us have been hammered by our NATO ally Turkey in Syria, and by the Iraqi Army we trained in Iraq. What is Trump, who assured us there would be no more stupid wars, thinking?”
Trump’s incoming NSA chief, the moustachioed promoter of pre-emptive strikes against North Korea and Iran all but guarantees new undeclared war activities across the globe. Its time ‘Muricans were reminded that military regimes always reach their limits because of prideful hyperextensions. From the film Downfall, here is what Hitler’s looked like.
But Don’t Worry Because Bolton Will Advise Trump On: America As Guarantor Of Global Stability – Paul Bonicelli thinks the Bolton appointment is the best thing that ever happened to the guarantee of global stability in the history of global stability, despite the fact that this “stability” has never been materially witnessed.
We’ve Reached Peak Narcissism, Meet “Selfie Surgeries” – Just when you think the ‘Murican obsession with acquiring material wealth couldn’t become any more pronounced, ‘Murican women are now paying plastic surgeons to alter their appearance to match the look they achieve using social media photo filters. I am NOT—MAKING—THIS—UP! The author of the story about this doesn’t quite get the danger of cosmetic obsessed society which is similar to transition-obsessed society.
“We’re only on the cusp of a future of using phones and social media to drive how we feel about ourselves and what we aspire to be. But for the moment, whether it’s making surgery demands based on that one perfect image you managed to capture or snapchatting your operating-room experiences, selfie surgery is certainly having its time in the spotlight.”
Soon, we can look for the child version of selfie-surgery as selfie-obsessed parents begin passing this on to their children. Heaven help us.
The REAL Story of The War Monger “Ambassador” John Bolton – The Trump Administration is about to make a mistake that could launch that war featured in The Terminator movie and SkyNet: he is about to appoint the diabolical “Ambassador” John Bolton as National Security Adviser. Gareth Porter, author of Manufactured Crisis, warns.
“Bolton’s high-profile advocacy of war with Iran is well known. What is not at all well known is that, when he was under secretary of state for arms control and international security, he executed a complex and devious strategy aimed at creating the justification for a U.S. attack on Iran. Bolton sought to convict the Islamic Republic in the court of international public opinion of having a covert nuclear weapons program using a combination of diplomatic pressure, crude propaganda, and fabricated evidence.”
That Trump could actually “pull the trigger” on Bolton’s appointment is sobering enough to join the NeverTrumpers.
The Cold Hard Truth About Islam: It remains What It Always Was, Conversion By The Sword – For a great refresher course on what the religion of Islam really is, read Hillaire Belloc’s The Great Heresies. For a current look at what Islam is, read Casey Chalks report about his friend “Michael”, a Pakastani Catholic who fled the violence of Islam all the way to Thailand. After Michael’s father’s death, Chalk relays this story.
“For example, a number of Muslim men arrived at Michael’s father’s funeral, supposedly to pay their respects. Yet the men quickly turned the conversation to Islam, and demanded that Michael and his family convert. Michael refused: “I know only Jesus,” he declared. The men threatened to kill Michael and marry his wife and teenage daughter off to Muslim men.”
Nice. As Belloc shows, Islam has always won “converts” by caravans of jihad, whether those caravans were camel treks across Spain, France and The Holy Land or rented cargo vans mowing infedels down on the streets of Barcelona, the violence of Islam knows no bounds.
How One Pagan Got Over Her Hatred of Mother Mary – Many listeners and readers of this running blog know of my philosophical differences with author and blogger Rod Dreher. you also know I never stop reading him because he is good at what he does – occasional heresies and philosophical perversions aside. Dreher has posted a letter from a reader who he identifies as Annie. I thought the last two paragraphs of her letter were worthy of sharing them here.
“After such a long fear of Mary I began to look at her anew. It was a slow journey, but here was a woman whose free will manifested itself in perfect love and obedience. I had been uncomfortable with how my individuality took a backseat to fulfilling a female archetype of power. All females blurred together into a grinding Medusa of virginity, sex, motherhood, and crone, all manifesting the “fundamentally feminine” nature of reality. But with Mary the blurriness stopped. Clarity appeared. As others have said, how gloriously different are all the Saints. By belonging to God, Mary freed me from the prison of desires I was told were all I could ever be, and released me to put myself down and give my mind and soul and heart to God.
To the young Unitarian man: I didn’t leave behind my love of Creation when I became a Catholic. Who has loved or understood nature more than J.R.R. Tolkien? In his vision there was more than paganism: there was redemption beyond the bounds of the world. There’s much to love in paganism. I hold to the beauty of creation, but I believe we are to move past Owen Barfield’s original participation into final participation. By loving and worshipping Christ we will most truly love nature. We will love her, as Chesterton said, as a sister. But not as a god. For all gods who are not the true God become hungry.”
Facebook Thinks It Has A PR Problem When It Has A P-eople Problem – If you spent any time on the social media platform called Facebook you know that anyone you call a “friend” basically has insight into anything you publish or “post” on Facebook save for certain private exchanges. What this does is creates a record that can be analyzed for your tendencies and habits which are then used to deliver paid for, advertiser content to your “feed”. This technology is also used to filter the “news” you and your friends see on the Facebook. This OBVIOUSLY leads to human manipulation of that “feed” meaning your newsfeed is NOT the newsfeed you would have seen by walking into a newsstand 10 years ago. You would have had choices on what to browse or buy to read and it would have been YOUR selection. This doesn’t happen anymore if you rely on social media for your news. The danger here should be obvious as Facebook millennials basically pick what you see and what you don’t. This WSJ piece begins to lift the cover off of this deceit that journalist Paul Bergevin says is the beginning of the Facebook’s end.
Ding Dong The Austin Bomber Is Dead – Details are still emerging at the Austin Statesman, here.
The REAL Saint Benedict’s Option: Honor His Feast Day, Today – The life of Saint Benedict of Norcia is well known but here is a not so well known fact which presents us with a REAL Benedict Option: become a Benedictine, give your life to Christ and monastic life, and there’s a very good chance your “option” will grant you a holy death and blessed eternity.
“The Benedictine Order, as we are told in the martyrologies of its monasteries, has given the Catholic Church 57,000 known saints. This great Order has also given the Catholic Church thirty-five Popes, of whom seventeen have been declared either Saints or Blesseds.”
Saint Benedict, oremus!
The Carnage That Is The ‘Murican Public School System – I have spoken on this topic hundreds of times, now Nathan Nielsen puts some of my “paradigm shift” into words at FirstThings.
“Many of our children spend seven hours at school and another seven hours doing homework, extracurricular activities, or part-time jobs. Their lives amount to a fourteen-hour work day with scant compensation. Volume does not equal excellence. Pace matters. We’re pushing our kids beyond their strength, beyond their ability to digest what they learn, let alone love it.
Perfection is killing us.
There’s a reason we seek perfection: It looks so good and seems so simple. But perfection consumes itself. It eats away at its own heart. Always straining for the perfect ten, we plummet toward zero. Perfection diminishes the very ideal it purports to exalt and scrapes away our finer purposes.”
Last week I wrote of the true meaning of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall”. A rock-n-roll paen to anarchy in education which IS an outright rejection of Catholic Social Teaching which prizes the family above all other private, social institutions
The Woman Behind The Irish Vote To Legalize Abortion Is “Catholic” – Something has slimed its way into the emerald isle’s water supply because the Iris are losing their opposition to Beazelbub. The woman who is leading the charge to repeal Ireland’s Amendment 8 to its Constitution, in a spiritual bi-polar blurb, says:
“I don’t agree with abortion. It’s not something that I think I could do. And that’s because of my faith, upbringing. I’m a Catholic. But that doesn’t mean that I have a right to choose and make a decision for you or for you. And that’s where I’ve changed in the last couple of years.” She said her previous position against abortion was “born out of ignorance”.
No, your conviction was born out of a love of Christ and His law which you are now assisting thousands to willfully, read mortally, abrogate.
It Was 15 Years Ago Today – Sgt. Cheney Taught The Peeps To Slay – The Iraq War began on this day 15 years ago and the ‘Murican people have never recovered their senses. From the half a million or so Iraqi’s killed to the $5-6 TRILLION in squandered treasure to the now ubiquitous lust for war from a citizenry that cannot say no to any base temptations, the Iraq War’s start is the touchstone of the end of the ‘Murican Century and possibly ‘Muricah herself. Reuters’ Daniel Depritis reflects.
“Not even the most diehard proponent of the invasion can argue with a straight face that the Middle East is better off now than it was before 2003, when Saddam Hussein served as a useful bulwark against Iran. And what about the neoconservatives’ central rationale for the war, that regime change in Iraq would serve as a powerful example for the people of the Middle East to demand democracy and freedom in their own societies? To state the obvious, those arguments were disproven the moment the Iraqi state itself collapsed.”
This is to say nothing of the hundreds of thousands of young men who gave their lives and are still giving their lives through PTSD induced suicides.
The transgenderMammy™ Genderstappo™ Strikes: Police Investigate British Homeschooler – British police were called to investigate a home-schooling mother of four who committed the crime of lamenting a 16 year old boy’s castration as part of his “gender re-assignment surgery”. The cops assisted by a civilian “hate crime officer”, interrogated the mom after a series of Twitter messages came to their attention. You have to read the whole story to see that the Genderstappo is now employing a UK advocacy group called Mermaids. The Mermaids apparently patrol social media for anyone publishing their opinion that contravenes gender mutilation ideology.
The transgenderMammy™ Genderstappo™ Strikes Again – In a class called Christianity 481, Self, Sin and Salvation. A male senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania dared to utter the verbotten words that send academics scurrying for phones to dial 911: “there are only 2 genders.” Lake Ingle, the student inquestion, wondered why in a class on Christianity he was hearing a lecture about “white male privilege” and “gender wage gaps”….horrors! Ingle’s instructor kicked him out of the class and referred him to the university to be disciplined.
“You are barred from attending this class in accordance with the Classroom Disruption policy,” IUP Provost Timothy Moerland told Ingle in a March 2 letter.
You can almost hear the Twilight Zone episode where a judge sits above the defendant who has been charged with being “obsolete”; a term we are now being compelled to apply to things like biological sex assignment at birth. This is the continuing, diabolical revolt against The Creator and his Created Order.
The ‘Murican Government Is Now Actually Run By Nazis – President trump’s nominee to lead the most corrupt and sinister government agency in ‘Murican history, The CIA, is a woman who enjoyed torturing “brown people” at a black-ops camp in Thailand that was not supposed to exist. Peter van Buren is not amused by Gina Haspel’s ascendancy inside the CIA.
“Today we refuse to understand what Haspel’s victims, and the Korean writer, and the Iraqi insurgent, already know on our behalf: unless Congress awakens to confront this nightmare and deny Gina Haspel’s nomination as director of the CIA, torture will have transformed us and so it will consume us. Gina Haspel is a torturer. We are torturers. It is as if Nuremberg never happened.” [Emphasis mine – M.C.]
It is truly frightening that the government of the United States is not only staffed by monsters like Haspel but is also now promoting said monsters to great positions of power, rewarding these people for their monstrous acts. Quoting John Quincy Adams with a twist, Muricah “now goes abroad with monsters seeking to destroy.”
Senator Rand Paul Is Having None Of This Nazi Nominee – Read Senator Paul’s letter condemning the Trump Administrations elevation of Mike Pompeo, Gina Haspel and it’s flirtation with “ambassador” John Bolton as being “dangerous” to an already ruinous foreign policy.
Toys R Us: Contracepted Out Of Bidness – You’ve probably heard that Toys R Us stores are closing all over ‘Muricah and the usual suspect’s in their demise is Amazon and other online retailers but the real story is far more concerning: there just aren’t enough babies these days. From the Toys R Us Annual Report the WaPo reports this nugget of future doom.
“Most of our end-customers are newborns and children and, as a result, our revenue are dependent on the birthrates in countries where we operate. In recent years, many countries’ birthrates have dropped or stagnated as their population ages, and education and income levels increase. A continued and significant decline in the number of newborns and children in these countries could have a material adverse effect on our operating results.”
Now look at this graph that accompanies the story. Pay close attention the key numbers: the population of newborns and the population of 65 year olds.
It Is Time To Ditch Social Media From The Big 3 – Robert Tracinski wonders if Social Media was a mistake (but of course!). “We posted on our own sites. We had good discussions in our own comment fields, which we moderated. I had and still have an extensive e-mail list of readers who are interested in my work, most of which I built up in that period, before everybody moved onto social media. But then Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube came along and killed the blogs. There were three main reasons they took over.” Yes, the Big 3 social media dominate and monopolize hours of people’s time every hour of every day and this is done for the profit of those 3 companies not you, the content supplier!
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.
MIKE CHURCH SHOW VIDEO: Newsflash To Catholics: The Gates of Hell HAVE Prevailed. Taken from Thursday, 15 March, 2018 show.
“Ruh Roh Raggy” – President trump May Have Just Realized He Is PRESIDENT – Ross Douthat, a hyper critic of the Trump Presidency – notices something strange going on at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Donald Trump has realized he is PRESIDENT Trump and hjas all of these… you know… powers and is starting to use them.
The Greatest “Fake News” Story In History: The Fraud Of The Post Conciliar Church’s Dichotomy – Hilary White has done us all the signal service of putting into words what many of you already knew: the Catholic Church as an Institution ended with the force fed introduction of the Novus Ordo Mass. Catholics who remain practicing the Faith and attending Mass as it was taught since 33 AD until 1965 can state, as Saint Ambrose said at the time of the Arian heresy, “they may have the buildings but we have The Faith”. Listen to my rather dramatic and expounded upon reading of a portion of Mrs. White’s essay and then read the entire essay here.
“Abortion Barbie” Will Now “Lead” Planned Parenthood – Wendy Davis will become the she-demon, Celine Richards’ replacement at Planned Parenthood Abortuariums Inc. That Davis is blessed with feminine charms is undeniable but as the saying goes, “the devil comes dressed to kill”. Davis will be a formidable, smiling, petulant face on TV and other media for infanticide’s defense.
DeceptiCONNED: trump Meets With The WarMaker – Listeners to my radio show are well aware of my dislike of “ambassador” John Bolton. A caricature of a “war is the answer to all questions” statesman that would fit perfectly into a recurring role on the Simpsons, Bolton is courting the National Security Adviser gig, replacing McMaster. Bolton epitomizes the “bomb bomb bomb” mentality of the DeceptiCON “right” that faults the rest of the planet for not imitating ‘Muricah and our “democracy”. This is bad, bad, bad news folks; stay prayerful that President Trump resists the DeceptiCON demand he ascend into the administration, World War III could be at stake.
DeceptiCONNED II- How The T-Rex Was Killed By Neoconasaurus – The lust for a war with Iran and North Korea was being tamped down by former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who apparently still thinks that detonating nuclear bombs in civilian populations is a bad idea (yay Rex!). Those 501 C3 “think tanks” you hear me talking about on the Mike Church Show were having none of this “peace through strength” business though and have been working to ouster Tillerson since last June. One of the more diabolical, criminal “tanks”, the FDD was behind Pompeo madness and Tillerson’s demise and they even taunted Iran’s leaders when Pompeo’s selection was announced:
Within hours of the Tillerson announcement, FDD President Mark Dubowitz tweeted his approval of the move. “BREAKING,” he tweeted. “Trump ousts Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, will replace him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.” Dubowitz linked the news to a Washington Post report on Tillerson’s ouster, but then CC’d the entry to three Iranian officials: “@khamenei_ir,” “@HassanRouhani,” and “@Jzarif “: Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
These Stratego For Realz maniacs are relentless in their lobbying Trump for war, pray that God intervenes to thwart their efforts.
Stephen Hawking Just Met The Four Final Things & The God He Denied Created Him –
Our Elite Ruling Elite Masters Declare #MAGA’s As Non-Persons – I don’t read Commentary Magazine but Robert W. Merry does and in it he finds “The Kristol Strikes Back” issue wherein Noah Rothman declares the peasant’s revolt against, well against his warped view of the world as a non-starter. Pat Buchanan wrote about this yesterday (see below). Rothman rebels against populism which Trump has certainly stoked a comeback for but populism doesn’t solve the #MAGA’s problems but a restoration of The Order of Christendom does (as best they can be “solved” in our Fallen World).
JunkBond Called It: The CIA Wanted To Run State – On today’s show The CRUSADE Channel’s Gregory Carpenter will tell us WHY Trump fired Tiller and what is really going on here…and it is NOT what you think. Tune in at 6:45 CST for the answers ye seek, #MAGA padawans!
Why You 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 4 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.
It’s March 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.”