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For PA Catholics, The Keystone State Is Becoming The Gaystone State – The shocking, Catholic news out of PA continues to pile up: A Grand Jury report will be released that details 300+ cases of sexual abuse by priests from 4 dioceses… THREE HUNDRED. In covering this building travesty, I’ve maintained that a scandal is scandalous precisely because it is out of the norm and does damage to the norm. What we are learning is that the stain of sodomy in the Church is so prevalent in the preisthood, being a straight and devout servant of Christ in a Roman collar is scandalous to the Sodomite Sacristans™. The report also contains this about Penn State.
“The grand jury report comes after several other explosive ones in Pennsylvania targeting institutional sex abuse — in other Catholic dioceses and at Pennsylvania State, among other places — and is expected to be “sobering” and “rather graphic,” Erie Bishop Lawrence Persico said this month.”
Penn State was home to the now disgraced sodomite and former football coach Jerry Sandusky; one wonders what else Sandusky might have been doing with priests assigned as chaplains for the football program.
Isis Chants USA! USA! USA! Too – Robert Fisk, the British journalist who risked his life to go into Syria last spring and investigate the origins and veracity of the now infamous hoax that there was a “chemical weapon attack”, is back with a new report: ISIS weapons including missiles, can be traced back to ‘Murican arms manufacturers.
“Readers, a small detective story. Note down this number: MFG BGM-71E-1B. And this number: STOCK NO 1410-01-300-0254. And this code: DAA A01 C-0292. I found all these numerals printed on the side of a spent missile casing lying in the basement of a bombed-out Islamist base in eastern Aleppo last year. At the top were the words “Hughes Aircraft Co”, founded in California back in the 1930s by the infamous Howard Hughes and sold in 1997 to Raytheon, the massive US defence contractor whose profits last year came to $23.35bn (£18bn). Shareholders include the Bank of America and Deutsche Bank. Raytheon’s Middle East offices can be found in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, Egypt, Turkey and Kuwait.
There were dozens of other used-up identical missile casings in the same underground room in the ruins of eastern Aleppo, with sequential codings; in other words, these anti-armour missiles – known in the trade as Tows, “Tube-launched, optically tracked and wire-guided missiles”…”
We have known that Raytheon was selling missiles to the Sauds for years; now we know that the Sauds sell them in turn to ISIS and others. Question: how many American troops have been killed or maimed in undeclared wars by these same missiles?
Old MacDonald Had A Farm And Never Asked For Mordor’s Subsidies – It is a fact that U.S. farmers are asked to NOT grow crops and are paid to do so. It is also a fact that farmers are paid to grow crops that they then sell to buyers overseas. Gracie Olmstead asks the $64 Billion question: why does a continent so blessed with farming resources need government to manage their work and feed the people to begin with? Is it really that hard to grow corn, wheat and soybeans? Using early 20th century “technology” the Amish seem to be pretty good at it, why isn’t Old McCorporate?
“Our system of agriculture in the United States is broken. Rather than encouraging farmers to eliminate risk by diversifying their crops, pursuing sustainability, and embracing a proper scale, the federal government keeps telling them to follow the same formula—and continues to compensate them for their losses via taxpayer dollars when things don’t work.”
It’s 2018 and we have a crisis in the most basic of human endeavors growing food to feed ourselves. That has to be the start of a really bad joke and not a serious inquiry.
When The Flood Comes You Don’t Jump Ship, Especially If It Is THE Ark – Tim Stanley is a columnist who lives in the UK. Tim, like you and I, is watching the Catholic Church he loves disintegrate in front of his eyes but Tim is NOT pulling a Rod Dreher and jumping ship. Tim is staying put and explains the reasons why.
“I joined for the faith, I discovered humanity, and now the next step, I suspect, is to recommit myself to the faith. How Catholicism has all the answers, including to its own problems, and it asks us to be courageous. We all have to admit that we are capable of doing wrong and of being hurt. These are two very different things, yes, but they both involve the wounding of a soul, and what the Church offers to the injured is reconciliation and healing.”
So instead of running down the street, tearing off your scapular and Saint Benedict medals as Dreher and millions of others did, Stanley is staying put because he has used reason and Faith, a virtue infused into our souls at Baptism, to reach the truth: extra ecclesiam nulla salus. Even IF, the Ecclesia has prelates like Uncle Teddy, after all, Jesus had an apostle, named Judas.
Sir Mick Is Actually Sir Boobalot – In 1996 I was in Miami’s Orange Bowl to see the Rolling Stones play and like most rock-n-roll junkies, I thought it was the greatest evening of my adult life. Today, you could not pay me with the promise of a guaranteed to win Lotto ticket to repeat the mistake; I’m delighted to read that Joseph Pearce agrees with me. Here is Pearce’s whimsical tale of meeting ex-Marines and Mick Jagger groupies in the Charlotte airport and the cultural damage “Sir Mick” (what a joke that is!) The Stones have done with their perpetual teenagery.
The Devil Hates Latin – Father Perricone explains something many have wrestled with explaining: why taking the body, blood, soul and Divinity of Our Lord in our hands is a terrible practice.
“Of course, Communion in the hand is an approved practice, but one which is only juridically “tolerated.” No matter how antediluvian this may sound, it is the reality. Moreover, no intelligent Catholic would maintain that Communion in the hand alone caused a decline either in devotion to the Blessed Sacrament or in vocations to the priesthood. On the other hand, no intelligent Catholic would deny that Communion in the hand holds a principal place in the constellation of factors that have led to these declines. Any other conclusion is counterintuitive.”
Bingo! The irreverence required to take Our Lord into our vile and unclean hands without a care as to the possibility that parts of His body will ultimately be scattered upon the floor or wiped off onto our cargo short pants later, explains a large part of the decline Father alludes to and then there’s: Lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi.
There Is Body, Soul & Divinity In The Catholic Church-There Is NONE In Her Sodomite Priests – Rod Dreher interviewed “James” the gent the NYT interviewed that brought the Uncle Ted story crashing down. The following is the takeaway and should serve as a motivator for our efforts to demand the pervert purge, they simply cannot be allowed to get away with “playing God” in The Church:
“They believe that they are more important than the religion itself,” James says. “They believe that man is better than God. That’s not possible. McCarrick believed that he was my direct contact with God. He told me that hundreds and hundreds of times: God will only listen to you when you are with me.”
Who else could inspire this prideful, blasphemous boast but the author of pride himself? Saint Luke solves the mystery. “And [Satan] said to him: To thee will I give all this power, and the glory of them; for to me they are delivered, and to whom I will, I give them.” Almost sounds like Cardinal McCarrick was just the host for Satan to relive his heyday tempting Jesus in the desert except this time he scores a “w”.
Saving The Free World, One Dungeon And Dragon At A Time – Do you read “fantasy” books, you know the kind where Conan thye Barbarian slays a60 foot long python with a 3 foot long sword? Maybe you should.
Time To Make The 50th Anniversary of Paul VI’s Humanæ Vitæ Its Last – At a recent event a conversation was struck up wherein its was said that “the real teaching on contraception was NOT in Humanæ Vitæ and that’s the problem with today’s lukewarms, they are told and they think that it is”. I immediately blurted a Scooby Doo “Shaggy!?” Well after researching this issue for a few moments today, on the 50th anniversary, I’ve begun to uncover this Truth: they were correct. Here’s theologist Joseph Selling.
“The real traditional teaching had been overwritten. The experience of the past 50 years seriously questions the success of that effort. At this point, what is important to realize is that if the teaching of Humanae Vitae is set aside, no damage whatsoever will have been done to the real traditional teaching. If the current occupant of the papal office takes that step, he will have confirmed that the purpose of tradition itself is to move forward, not backward.”
Next time I write on this, I’ll explore the reasons why we keep hearing the same things over and over about Tradition.
Explaining The lGbtq Zeitgeist By Learning Who Led it: Sodomite Priests – The lid is boiling off the cauldron that is the Catholic Church and her priest’s, sex scandal, and the very tip of the proverbial iceberg has just broken the surface of the near frozen lake. Witness Rome-based Catholic journalist and former Jesuit Robert Mickens’ piece in yesterday’s WaPo: the problem is the Church has been keeping her sodomite sacristans “in the closet” because of her “homophobia”; folks you just can’t make this stuff up:
“And while no adult who is of sound psychosexual health habitually preys on those who are vulnerable, there is no denying that homosexuality is a key component to the clergy sex abuse (and now sexual harassment) crisis….However, we are not talking about men who are psychosexually mature. And yet the bishops and officials at the Vatican refuse to acknowledge this. Rather, they are perpetuating the problem, and even making it worse, with policies that actually punish seminarians and priests who seek to deal openly, honestly and healthily with their sexual orientation.”
Got that, faithful laity? Father Cheryl is your man in the confessional and someone else’s man at the gay bar on Saturday evening after Vespers. Mickens makes it clear that the majority of Catholic priests and seminarians today are homosexuals and his proposed solution is to welcome them “out of the closet” so they can be honest with us about their lack of celibacy, total disregard of vows they took and then gain our the Church’s pardon for the wounds they incessantly inflict upon the Scared Heart of Our Lord. Wanna know how we are going to see sodomite marriages in The Church? Sodomite priests will be in them, that’s how.
Time For Real Conservative Action Against The Lavender Mafia – This past weekend I was at a meeting of Catholic media heavyweights (present company excluded) and the topic on everyone’s agenda was ditching the current “wait for them to die” approach to fixing the pederast priest problem. I won’t tell you some of the solutions proposed but I will tell you that I personally believe and am committed to ending the glad handedness of presenting the TLM and the beautiful, yet rigid formation her liturgy requires (and BTW inspires) as the only option. Few people are where I am on this but more inch my way everyday, like Matthew Walther:
“[F]ind other worthy causes within the Church — missionary work, women’s religious life, charitable enterprises, priestly societies committed to traditional liturgical practice and devotion — rather than add to the grotesque hordes of the diocesan bureaucrats.” [emphasis mine-M.C.]
I reckon this to the real-world example of the NFL. It is pure fantasy to believe that the league is going to go back to the days of Landry and Lombardi wearing suits on the sideline after Staubach and Starr had attended Mass to start their gameday. The rules of society changed and thus the rules of the NFL followed, there is no going back but the Church, who was begged by many to lead and not follow the society’s change can go back because she has the supernatural grace and thus power to do so. We should start admitting that this is the course of action, conform our minds to it and pray for the Holy Ghost and our patron saints to guide us there.
Iowa Citizen You Will Obey Your Sodomite Overlords! – The University of Iowa, like most ‘Murican reprogramming centers er, I mean “colleges” these days, has a Human Rights Council and a set of Human Rights rules. A group calling itself BLinC Bidness Leaders in Christ, violated those rules when it denied the application of an publicly active sodomite for a leadership position. UI kicked the group off campus and made them pariahs – a fantastic mortification! – until the group sued and caused the university to go 1984 and force all campus groups to comply with its LGNBTQrstlne promotion agenda go full on, official rainbow. Thus far 38 groups have refused and have been kicked off campus; apparently the purpose of reprogramming these days is an Animal House-esque “thank you sir may I have another” while participating in…. you get the picture.
The Biology Stupid – Of cowards, says G.K. Chesterton, “Brave men are vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle. But these modern cowards are all crustaceans; their hardness is all on the cover and their softness is inside.” The crustaceans he speaks of are the priests, bishops and cardinals of the Catholic church who have made cowardice an ersatz rite of the priesthood. Cowardice in not confronting their lusts as St Benedict famously did and instead acting upon them like the harlot before the meeting at the well. MBD writes of these cowards that if the Church’s liturgy is not reformed (I say revert) then the “biological option”, that is waiting for the pederasts to die, will be an utter failure.
“The lack of courage is everywhere corrupting. Even in the defense of orthodoxy, I’ve heard of Catholic bishops encouraging the more obstreperous journalists like myself to continue the fight, while excusing themselves from more dramatic or risky maneuvers by saying, “I’m just a simple country bishop. All I can do is pray.” Actually, successors to the Apostles can and ought to act as well as pray. The Church calls its priests to be celibates, not eunuchs. So the notion that sitting back and waiting for inertia to do its work would solve the crisis has always been a lie.”
Exactly and I believe (see above) the same is true of the laity as well that, led by many of the pederast clergy, has accepted a nominal practice of The Faith as adequate to the task of salvation not realizing that Christ never called anyone to adequacy but instead called them to an abundance, a completeness. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it more abundantly.”
Of Cardinals And Cardinal Sins – The shocking fall of Cardinal McCarrick for his pederasty and other sodomite crimes is creating a wake that threatens to drag down a significant amount of cardinals, priests and bishops with him. I spent the past weekend with a group of men who have significant, yet to be published, intel on the matter and what I heard can only be described as so shocking that it would elicit an indignant “no, —-ing way” from the faithful. Rod Dreher has the latest and asks the question that is no longer an Iran-Contra pun “what did Bishop__________ know and when did he know it?”
The Outrageous, Epic Failure of “Safe Environment Training – The meme below is based upon the WaPo story of Cardinal McCarrick’s pederasty and the corrupt, Catholic clergy that knew about it and hid it for 3 decades; this same clergy then imposed their “solution”: force the laity, the victims, to undergo “environmental training” so, you know, idiotic parents would know to not didle their neighbors kids like so many sodomite priests and now we know, cardinals were doing.
God We Are Heartily Sorry For Allowing Pederasts In Roman Collars To Offend Thee….Just Kidding! – A Scottish priest has been sacked for doing the unthinkable: taking Michael Hichborn, Brother André Marie and my advice and making public reparations for the sodomite sins of the Catholic clergy. From Lifesitenews.com
Father Mark Morris, the Catholic chaplain for Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), was removed from his ministry to students after complaints that he had advertised a rosary of “reparation for the gross offence to God which is Pride Glasgow” on a website.
The problem is no one “complained” about Father Morris’s action. Even if they did, the faithful must be watching these spectacles and wondering how the ascendent demons became so powerful inside the Church that when someone tries to do what is actually correct in responding to SodomGate’s latest lurch towards Hell, they are smacked down like heretics of old. “If only Arius could see us now!”
Will We Call Him Saint Gilbert, Saint G.K. Or Saint Chesterton!? – The case for the canonization of G.K. Chesterton continues to progress, K.V. Turley has the latest.
From The Halls of Montenegro To The Shores of Italy…. – Tucker Carlson asked President trump a useful question:
Tucker: “Why should my son die for Montenegro?”
Trump: “I understand and I feel the same way”
OK, then why remain in NATO!? Why not let the EU manage keeping the Russians in check if that is even a consideration any longer? These questions are the type of questions a truly “federal” government should be able to answer and seeing as how there is no compelling answer then we should be able to conclude that its time to leave NATO. Let me put the question another way.
Mike Church: Why should my son from Beauregard Parish, attending LSU, die for Montenegro?
Is Georgia’s safety guarded by the U.S. being in NATO? Louisiana’s? Saint Charles Parish? You know the answer and so does President Trump, let us pray we don’t have to ask it again next year.
Send The Asteroid: The Star Spangled Awesome Challenge of Jumping From Moving Cars – Bored from being glued to their smartphones and Snap-chatting their friends til 4 in the morning, the “useless generation”, millennials, is now occupying their wasted time by filming themselves leaping from moving cars. No, I am not making this up. Cue up the asteroid, God, mankind is not worth your time any longer; do it before they start throwing beautiful artworks of our Blessed Mother from the same car to see if she “bounces”.
— Barbara Kopylova (@baabsxx) July 15, 2018
The Russians Are NOT ‘Muricah’s Enemy, Episode 7,219 – The Daily Mail took the opportunity to slander the Tsar Nicholas II and his family yesterday which has deservedly brought the outrage of Russian Orthodox everywhere, see here. I had the time to do some reading up on Nicholas and it appears his crime was being the enemy of the Russian Orthodox version of masons. On the Russian Christian website, this essay profiles what you might call the Nicholas Option – a path back to a Christian Russia.
“The tsar is an example of fulfilling the duty of loyalty, a man who knew how to answer for his word, a man always fulfilling his promises, a guarantor of peace in Europe, thanks to whose podvig Russia, as never before, was near to victory in that patriotic war which, wholly undeservedly, is termed imperialistic in post-Soviet textbooks.”
The Russians Are Not Our Enemy, Episode 7,220 – Rand Paul made the mistake of saying that the Russians aren’t doing anything we ‘Muricans have done in “meddling” in other countries elections and affairs. The Media Industrial Complex meltdown over it is predictable yet lamentable. Jack Hunter has the story.
The Russians Are NOT Our Enemy, Episode 7,221 – Pat Buchanan watched the same Trump/Putin presser I watched and had the same reaction: Putin/Russia, is NOT our enemy.
The Judgement Pornosphere™ Is The Threat I’ve Warned You About – Daniella Greenbaum showed up to work last Tuesday at Business Insider Magazine and sat down to write a blog post for the company site. The post was about actress Scarlett Johanssen who had withdrawn from a role where she was to play a transgender man. Greenbaum commented that Scarlett should be allowed to keep the role because she is an actress and thus acts, that is plays make believe for a living. By Tuesday afternoon Greenbaum had resigned after an online flash mob of Trannymammy™ pimps demanded her head for implying that transgender people are not dealing with reality. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up folks.
“The problem is not confined to the college campus, where conservative speakers are being shouted down or disinvited. It’s not confined to the media, where publications and television stations and their audiences seem increasingly comfortable in liberal or conservative silos where conflicting outlooks and even conflicting information are unwelcome. It’s beginning to permeate every area where we use language — every area of life.”
Got that citizen? EVERY area of life has now become infected with a near-fatal failure to grasp reality, you know, the material world of the screen that these digital characters are appearing to you on.
FLASHBACK: Vladimir Putin Is More Christian Than Mordor’s NeoCONS – This 2017 profile of President Putin’s Christian philosophy is a good primer before his visit with President Trump in Helsinki.
The French May Have Won The World Cup But Croatia Is Winning At Life – Croatia has issued a coin that honors the soon to be born; too bad the French were so successful at refugee assimilation. *satire*
CROATIA HONORS THE PREBORN The Republic of Croatia is, undoubtedly, the only nation in the world that has issued a gold and silver coin with the unmistakable figure of a child that has not yet been born. Croatia honors life to be born. #prolife #humanrights #preborn #humanrights pic.twitter.com/f3DVskaEqS
— Rosa Delia de los Reyes (@RosaDeliadelos1) July 13, 2018
The Demons Want To Make Child Napping Legal – If there is anyone left who does not believe that the demonic are on the assault and have come for the children, watch the video contained in this story: a medical presentation on the normality of pedophilia.
What Is Truth? Conformity Of The Mind To Reality. What Is Hollywood? NOT Truth – Nick Loeb’s soon to be released film Roe V. Wade is set to blow the lid off a story most ‘Muricans do not know. John Voigt is in it and so is Jamie Kennedy but the real story is all the Hollywood actors and actresses that agreed to do the film, then discovered there was too much Truth in it and bailed.
Loeb confirms several actors have left so far, but he says they’ve only been lower-level cast members. Among those who exited, he said, is the actress who was originally slated to play Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff identified as Jane Roe in the case.
“I can’t speak for them,” Loeb, 42, says of why people backed out. “Maybe they got pressure from friends and family after they said yes. I don’t know, I’m not them and I didn’t speak to them.”
Hollywood types are feeling the same “change is in the air” breeze that I have been pointing out on the show. While state after state gets more bold, thus more moral, the cult of death hysterically reacts to shore up its position. Considering what that position is, it is becoming clear that legal infanticide in ‘Muricah is at its nadir.
#MAGA CITIZEN! There Are Ten Ways You Can Make ‘Muricah Great Again Citizen! – Mark Overstreet, you have to love the guy. He has penned a “how to” list of 10 thinsg every #MAGA citizen can do to defeat those smelly liberals and make ‘Muricah Great Again. I agree with 3 of Overstreet’s tasks but the funny thing is, I agree with every bit of his presentation: he is channeling the theological virtue of Hope (whether he knows it or not) and for that, I suggest reading and commenting on his post. God love you, Mark!
Then They Came For A Fish Called Wanda – The BBC has informed the surviving members of Monty Python that “they couldn’t make it on the BBC today” because they aren’t “diverse enough” and isn’t “PC”. That must mean that A Fish Called Wanda should have been named A Legless Creature Who Has Yet To Choose Its Name, Species Or Gender. James Pinkerton observes.
“It’s almost unnecessary to add that PC, bristling with psychological pseudo-science, is also humorless. Scientists, after all, are not known as jokesters, and neither, evidently, are pseudo-scientists. We can quickly see that in the face of such iron dogmatism, poor old Monty Python doesn’t have a chance. If its existence depends on the sufferance of a thoroughly PC-ized British public sector, then of course it must go down the memory hole.”
The time has finally come to make hard choices and if the choice is between Search For The Holy Grail and PC approved, state sponsored Fractured Tranny Tales you can find me with my VCR, 27 inch tube TV, laughing about how much African Swallows weigh.
I Thought Farm Aid Was Supposed To Save Rural ‘Muricah?! – Vincent David Johnson has done us the signal favor of traveling to photograph the ghost farms of the great, ‘Murican countryside and there are a lot more of them than we are told about. Johnson:
“Little did I know that when I started, the 1990s in many ways would turned out to be a pivotal decade for small farm towns and rural America, almost the beginning of the end. Just over a century since millions of people rushed onto the Great Plains, the ’90s would mark the beginning of a time when the quantity, size, and labor of farms in America would flatline.”
This tragedy is one of our elite ruling master’s making. The very idea that a civilization must grow the food needed to sustain itself should guarantee the endurance of the farms that grow that food, enter the agri business cartels.Our food isn’t grown anymore, its “processed” and you don’t need many Old Macdonald’s to produce the staple crops to do that. Johnson’s story is a sad one but it doesn’t have to be a requiem… people still gotta eat.
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.
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 July 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.”