Mandeville, LA – Another Friday In Paris, Another Act of Muslim Orthodoxy…Oh Look, Squirrel! – For the 6th time in 3 yearsthe capitol of France, Paris, has been savagely attacked by Orthodox Muslims resulting in murder and mayhem but don’t worry citizen, it’s a religion of peace of charity, blah blah blah. The SUN covered the rampaging Jihadi thus:
Last night, police are said to have found guns and ammunition when they raided a house in the eastern Paris suburb Chelles – the family home of 39-year-old suspected extremist Karim Cheurfi.
25 Years Ago Today, On A Dreary, Cold, Rainy Morning, The Mike Church Show Debuted! – On Monday morning, the 21st of April, 1992, a date which will live in broadcasting infamy, the Mike Church Show began in Slidell, Louisiana on 1560 WSLA. My producer’s name was Jim Summers, a radio vet and the station manager’s name was George Mayoral said of me after that first show “here, here is the man with the golden voice” and it has been cold, dreary and downhill ever since! There have been moments of great joy and of course great sadness but to be blessed with the privilege of working the same trade for a quarter century is humbling. “I’d like to thank The Academy and…”, seriously, there are too many people to thank, nearly as many to curse and an even greater number yelling “c’mon Mike, get back to bashing Obama!” Thanks be to God for vocations and the Grace to toil and enjoy them, and to you fair reader and listener. I am most humbled and bound to say as this vocation continues by God’s Grace, kiddies who year to broadcast: “quaerite primum regnum Dei”. 25 years of talk radio broadcasting?! Mirabile dictu!
Democracy: It Cannot Be “The Future of Mankind” – Patrick J. Buchanan gives us a nice rundown of the recent failings of “democracy” that all of you are familiar with but what Buchanan doesn’t get into is what replaces democracy. Put another way, what did Democracy replace? The short answer is The Church and her singular teaching and leadership authority. The long answer is, I think, a largely peaceful era where man was not daily consumed with what was being done to him by those who he had entrusted to NOT do things to him but FOR him. No King or Earl could have possibly marshaled the resources or time to bedevil his charges, steal from them and simultaneously undermine through ecclesial insult his real future: eternity; but democracy has succeeded where Kings and Earls failed. Thus, instead of wasting our remaining years trying to fix what isn’t broken – democracy – let’s spend it in recreating what Democracy vanquished: Christendom or rather the New Christendom.