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 – “Answer quickly, O Virgin. Reply in haste to the angel, or rather through the angel to the Lord. Answer with a word, receive the Word of God. Speak your own word, conceive the divine Word. Breathe a passing word, embrace the eternal Word. Why do you delay, why are you afraid? Believe, give praise, and receive. Let humility be bold, let modesty be confident. This is no time for virginal simplicity to forget prudence. In this matter alone, O prudent Virgin, do not fear to be presumptuous. Though modest silence is pleasing, dutiful speech is now more necessary. Open your heart to faith, O blessed Virgin, your lips to praise, your womb to the Creator. See, the desired of all nations is at your door, knocking to enter. If he should pass by because of your delay, in sorrow you would begin to seek him afresh, the One whom your soul loves. Arise, hasten, open. Arise in faith, hasten in devotion, open in praise and thanksgiving. Behold the handmaid of the Lord, she says, be it done to me according to your word.” – Excerpted from In Praise of the Virgin Mother by St. Bernard of Clairvaux
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DeceptiCON Central To Me: You’re Right Mitter Chur, There Will Be Revival of “Conservatism” Until The Catholic Church Revives – In a shocking essay splashed across the National Review’s website, Paul Ingrassia revives WFB’s criticism of the Catholic revolt against tradition that began 50 years ago and ties it to the general decline of the West. Ingrassia even makes the CRUSADE Channel/Mike Church Show’s point that political jockeying and “progress” cannot solve the decaying Western culture that is crying out for The Church to save her. Peter Kwasniewski (author of Noble Beauty), take a bow:
“Although Christians should know that God’s plan will ultimately prevail, the pitiful state of the West can be assuaged only when we begin to believe again that the Church is the sole source of divine truth. Real progress as traditionally understood can be achieved only through the reorientation of mankind to those fundamental tenets, as it was eloquently argued 16 centuries ago by Augustine in The City of God, and as it remains today, when the greatest gift to mankind, revealed per ipsum et cum ipso et in ipso, is still readily applicable, and perhaps of greater importance than ever before.”
Ingrassia even takes on the materialism obsession of his colleagues at the National Review (although not by name) as the saving paradigm it clearly is not. When the NR starts publishing features that actively, as opposed to metaphoric, identify a robust and dominant Catholicism as the antidote to ‘Muricah and the West’s ills, an event horizon for the future is at hand.
FROM TODAY’S MIKE CHURCH SHOW
Glasses Half Full: A Fashion Magazine Finds “Fashion” In Catholic Women Wearing Veils Again – Just when you think all sanity in feminine modesty has been lost, along comes a fashion magazine with a feature on the return to popularity of Catholic women wearing veils to Mass. Next thing you know someone is going to photograph Beyoncé in what seems to be clothes.
Why States Rights Restoration Will Not Work: Ask The Little Sisters of The Poor – The State of PA has successfully sued the Trump administration and vanquished the evil that is The Little Sisters of The Poor, sparing the people of Pennsylvania from the horror of nuns acting out their vows as spouses of Christ. No kidding.
The Mike Church Show List Of The REAL Important Book List For 2017 – The editors of The Federalist have published their choices for 2017’s best books and as I would expect have left off their lists the books that will actually change people’s lives and even save souls. Any book that doesn’t promote the last things, cannot possibly be “important”. First, The Marian Option is well written handbook to install a Marian society in ‘Muricah that everyone would benefit from reading. Second Noble Beauty is the best defense of the Catholic Latin liturgy and its restorative powers in recent memory.
DeceptiCONNED: The War Against Rushing Hands, Not Russians, At Fox – The “conservatives” at the bad war-monger echo chamber that is FoxNews had yet another sex predator in their ranks. Where are all the broadcast men of “conservative” virtue?!
If At First You Don’t Secede… – Finland now has a Presidential candidate that if elected, promises to lead her country out of the EU as Europe’s revolt against the crowning achievement of their Enlightenment project, the EU, continues.
The CRUSADE Spreads – Here is another “best-of” for Advent list, Advent carols, as the liturgical season to prepare for Our Lord’s arrival continues its stunning comeback.
The Porn Industry Got Kneecapped By Net Neutrality – If the makers of videotapes could have gotten their tapes for FREE, why, we’d still be enjoying betamax movies! Porn pimps cry foul that their “free” internet is going the way of female modesty before yoga pants. Strange thing though, I never heard home theater merchants whine about having to buy the VHS tapes and boxes their products went in. Oh look, KY stock just went south, yay FCC! WARNING: NSFW – This story tells you everything you need to know about what happened yesterday at the FCC.
“Finally, whatever one’s feelings on net neutrality, the 2015 rules should be seen for what they are: a staggering expansion of bureaucratic power, by decree of the bureaucracy itself. The result is an ugly patchwork of overlapping authority between the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission, with ISPs disfavored over similar services. This reclassification can never be a stable solution; it will always be vulnerable to precisely the kind of unilateral repeal currently occurring. If the public supports net neutrality, then let it be defended through the proper channel: by laws, and not bureaucratic fiat.”
Is The FCC’s Undoing of Dear Leader’s Internet “Protections” really A Doomsday Pill For You? – I have already been taunted through a Facebook post, that the new “Net Neutrality” rules spell the end of all internet radio and the CRUSADE Channel. You can read Tyler Durden’s take on the issue here. The Austrian economics Mises Institute has this take that includes the following:
Buchanan: Donald Trump Is N Tricky Dick – Richard Nixon earned the scandalous nickname “Tricky Dick” during the Watergate catastrophe as an under the table wheeler and dealer. It is an infamous fact that Nixon resigned rather than suffer an impeachment trial that he would likely have lost but Donald Trump is no Richard Nixon. Buchanan:
“There are other reasons to believe Trump may survive the deep state-media conspiracy to break his presidency, overturn his mandate and reinstate a discredited establishment. Trump has Fox News and fighting congressmen behind him, and the mainstream media are deeply distrusted and widely detested. And there is no Democratic House to impeach him or Democratic Senate to convict him. Moreover, Trump is not Nixon, who, like Charles I, accepted his fate and let the executioner’s sword fall with dignity. If Trump goes, one imagines, he will not go quietly.”
Buchanan’s alarm at this point is surprising and shows that the conservative echo chamber really is just that. An impenetrable box where the outside world and reality rarely gets a hearing. Ponder that while considering whether to remain an active part of that corrupt cabal Conservatism Inc.
They Went transgenderMammy: LG Appliances Goes All In LGBTQrstlne – The appliance and smartphone maker LG has thrown all in with the transgenderMammy™ pimps by becoming a registered transgenderMammy™ pimp themselves, encouraging users to attend, record and display “drag-queen” shows. Yes, on their product Twitter account, that just happened
— LG USA Mobile (@LGUSAMobile) December 12, 2017
Truth: The Mass Hysteria That #MeToo Has Become Is A Revolution Instigated By Women – How ironic that the benefactors of the “sexual revolution” i.e. women who are no longer shackled to the institution of marriage for sex; are now rejecting all the “benefits” the revolution gained them including cheap, no strings attached sex with men they never intend to marry. Think about it: where will the liberated find men to “hook-up” with if not primarily in the workplace that they demanded entry into? In the new, #MeToo version of life, is touching a knee or exchanging a hug always the beginning of being #MeToo’d? Did the stars of “Sex And The City” think that all the casual sex they lustfully sought should begin with the sex after they had consented? Where’s the human logic in that!? Claire Berlinski has risked her career to write pretty much what I have just written and boy howdy is it good:
“There is no reliable way to know if a hug will feel sexual and domineering to a woman or whether she will find this disagreeable, let alone how she will feel about it twenty years from now. So the lesson to men is clear: Never hug women at work, period. But this is insane. The project of eradicating physical affection from the workplace is cruel to men and women alike, and if it is successful, we will all go nuts.”
This assumes that the workplace hasn’t already gone nuts. When “workplace” substitutes “vocation”, just like when “consumer” supplants “customer”, the human element has been replaced by the inorganic rote of this wicked paradigm our elite master have created for us, that we must all now seemingly live in. Thanks, gal-queda, for institutionalizing the war against the family, the mother and yes the family man. That’s the result of your sexual revolution, the carcasses of the #MeTooer’s. There’s a reason that the lewd Shades of Grey sold over 125 MILLION copies, ladies.
DeceptiCONNED: Oh But, Mr. Hall, There IS A Separation of Church And State – Mark David Hall has written an interesting piece about the Founding Fathers and their views on separation of church and state that is worthy of a look. First of all, any discussion of this matter must define the terms correctly i.e. what is the “State” and what is the “Church”. In 1789, the State was the de jure law under the constitutions of the states in the union. The Church was not the Roman Catholic one but any Protestant “denomination” that had won favor in the aforementioned state legislatures. As the Federal “State” came into existence it too had to be considered when making broad statements and there is no doubt that the Constitution was hostile to the Church having any influence on that new government. This is amply demonstrated by the clauses against religious tests for office and the idolatry of “We the People” as the new God i.e Church. Martin T. Horvat sums up the colonial ‘Murican hostility to the Catholic Church thus.
“Here I propose to dispel this myth that America was from its very beginning a country that championed freedom of religion. In fact, in the colonial period, a virulent anti-Catholicism reigned and the general hounding and harrying of Catholics was supported by legislation limiting their rights and freedom.”
Separation of Church and State is as ‘Murican as stars and stripes and no, the Founding generation did not “accidentally” enshrine it. Madison and Jefferson, it should be well known, fought for it in Virginia first (against Patrick Henry) then in the Federal beast. They won
Hey Christian Llama! Its Advent, NOT Christmas! – I always enjoy essays that provoke reflective thinking like this one by Lyman Stone. Stone begins by begging the faithful to observe Advent like it mattered, ’cause it does.
I wish more American Christians today actually recognized Advent instead of skipping straight to a bowdlerized commercial Christmas, as this passage is of pressing political relevance for our present time.
Stone then weaves a provocative path through the ultimate failings of the Christian obsession with elctoral politics and the threat that we are all just 1 vote away from total consecration to Moloch’s minions.
Whenever we begin to get riled up, to tell ourselves that everything is terrible, we must remember that it is better that America, like Rome, Athens, and Jerusalem of old, should be sunk beneath the waves than that the church should accept an unclean conscience on its behalf. Then we must recall what we are commanded to do: wait.
That’s good advice. Observe some Advent penitence and patiently await the arrival of our savior on Christmas Day…THEN it’ll be Christmas and it’s ON!
Time To End The Christmas PartyArchy – The internet is all abuzz over the online magazine Vox’s now infamous Christmas Party from Hades memo; complete with socializing rules and edicts from HR about getting into close contact with co-workers after having more than 2 drinks. Jaymie Metzgar has an interesting take on all this: the partying isn’t supposed to start UNTIL Christmas, then through Twelfth Night on January 6th!
“It turns out that the traditional Christmas calendar—the one that puts Christmas Day at the beginning of the holiday season rather than the end—has precedent for the January party. The all-but-forgotten holiday of Twelfth Night occurs on January 5 or 6, and is still celebrated by a few stalwart souls.”
Yes! Let the penitential season of Advent continue and whatever you do, do NOT read Vox.
Why Don’t Sexual Revolutionistas Celebrate The Incubators of Mortal Sin That Workplaces Have Become? – I’ve talked about this in various forms and in various scenarios. John Horvat comes to the same conclusion and predicts that the Medi Industrial Complex will not be surrendering their affinity for “hook-up culture” anytime soon so the fear of a new “Puritanism” is just more media hot-air.
What Has Arkansas Produced That prevents It Being Voted Off Our Island? – Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton. “Razorback” pigs and now Tom Cotton-War Monger. These are the state of Arkansas’s signal achievements the last 50 years and as Daniel Larison points out, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton has never met a “military option” he doesn’t like.
The First Church of ‘Muricah – Suzanne Sherman nails the point home of ‘Muricans worshipping at the first Church of ‘Muricah and just how ritualistic this putrid faith has become. “What started as a policy to promote military recruitment has surreptitiously evolved into a full-blown liturgy of national worship. Social mores now demand you stand and pay homage to the “nation” at every single sporting event. Football games have become a church of nationalism.” Yes! And the Pledge of Allegiance is the Pater Noster (Our Father).
DeceptiCONNED: Why The War Party Hates Putin – MBD posits that Putin “hatin'” has become a John Boltonesque blood sport precisely because he keeps showing up in the places ‘Murica’s aggression leaves him no option but to bolt to, like Crimea after Ukraine.
The accusations of Putin’s influence have been hottest precisely where democratic results have upset the historical self-confidence of the post-Cold War liberal order: Brexit and Trump. Putin’s influence is a way of explaining why the destiny of liberal champions was upset by populist ogres, why liberal policies haven’t pulled us into the final glory at the end of history, or why the liberal world was vulnerable to these “mistakes,” the ones produced by voters.
Of course, if you are reader of this space you know the real reason the DeceptiCONS despise Putin and Russia in general.
First Things: Innocent ‘Til Proven Guilty. Second Things, Roy Moore’s Accusers Haven’t Accused – If you are looking for a Pollyanna to assist the baby-dismemberers and give them moral cover, look no further than Rod Dreher. Dreher, has perfected the situational, circumstantial “ethics” or “morals” he is exalted as a champion of. Dreher has joined the dismemberment mob in convicting Moore of acts that even if true, in the worst case, amount to what used to be called “carnal knowledge of a juvenile”, a crime for sure but one that Moore would have committed 30 years ago. Did Moore confess his sin, beg forgiveness and amend his ways? The public record says that he did. What then should the pious Dreher et al hang their hats on for the “he’s worse than Franken, Conyers et al” and Alabama “Christians” should sit the election out?
“Trump will be an avatar for the restoration of Christian morality and social unity is beyond delusional. He is not a solution to America’ s cultural decline, but a symptom of it. So is Roy Moore. So is the Republican Party. The idea that the party of Bill Clinton, of abortion-at-all-costs, and mandatory transgenderism in public schools has gotten out ahead of the GOP on sexual morality tells you all you need to know.” [emphasis mine, from Dreher’s Benedict Option]
Got that Christian citizen? Aborters and transgenderMammy™ pimps are morally “in front” of the GOP. While I concur the GOP is corrupt, that statement is, to coin a phrase, holy-hubris. In the absence of accusers, perhaps Dreher et al would advocate a tribunal of candidate’s confessors or pastors be convened before any campaigning begins to determine if any, confessed and forgiven, non-capital offense, sins, pose a problem for the Media Industrial Complex’s moral courts. Courts that by the by, have no moral authority to appeal to or cite for their pious pronouncements other than the remnants of the Faith they’ve all rejected in one form or another.
Recognizing Reality Requires Considering All of Reality, Not Just The One DeceptiCONS See – Daniel Larison makes the signal point that President Trump’s “recognition of Jerusalem” as a “reality” is missing something, namely the entire reality of the Middle East that includes a country called Palestine.
Time Proclaims The #MeToo As “Person of The Year” Giving The Alphanumeric Revolt Against Nature An Award – I have been asking the question lately: of all the women claiming abuse and using the #MeToo what were they doing when they were being #MeToo’d? Now Time Magazine comes along and proclaims the nebulous group and their alphanumeric symbol as “Person of The Year”; the transgenderMammy™ homage to a world gone stark raving mad in its revolt against God. The men accused of doing the #MeToo’ing are of course guilty of not acting like men but instead acting like the hedonistic louts the sexual revolution told them to be. Time gives us the raison d’etre of its decision to honor the #MeToo’ers.
We are in the middle of the beginning of this upheaval. There is so much that we still don’t know about its ultimate impact. How far-reaching will it be? How deep into the country? How far down the organizational chart? Will there be a backlash?
Got that citizen?: if Social Justice Warriors and the media industrial complex that Time is a kingpin player in think we need a revolt/revolution then, like in Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein, “I think it is about time that ve had vone [isc]!” There doesn’t need to be any actual cause or need for the revolution because one can be manufactured in today’s “postings”. One need not also consider the ramifications of the revolt because all revolts are good if enough SJW’s say so.
‘Murican Culture Has No Virtue To Export So Why Do We Think Our Foreign Policy Is An Exception (it isn’t) – Yesterday, Prewsident Donald Trump proclaimed the global supremacy of the ‘Murican government and its titular head by waving his scepter and knighting Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel. This matters because our government’s ersatz morality is the greatest on earth therefore if we say a capitol must be moved and recognized in its new stead, by Hoth & Asgaard, it shall be done. In Phony Virtue Is Ruining Western Society, William Smith sets the record straight.
“America’s boastful virtue signaling against dictators, for example, has killed tens of thousands of innocents in Iraq and Syria, created a zombie state in Libya, and may some day instigate a nuclear war with Russia. As in Hollywood, at the forefront of American foreign policy are prideful proclamations of sympathy for the oppressed in other nations, but backstage one finds the droning of innocents and whole nations reduced to terrorism, famine, and anarchy.”
Bingo. All one need do is the look at the Hades on Earth we have helped create in Yemen for evidence of our guilt and yet the Yemen atrocity rolls on, into year 3 now. But don’t worry, Israel got a new capitol, boyyyyyyy!
From The KingDude’s Show Prep: The Imaginative Conservative’s Stephen Klugewicz Nobly Calls For A Return To Magnanimity.
From The KingDude’s Show Prep: JunkBond Gregory Carpenter has been warning for TWO YEARS now on the CRUSADE Channel’s Reverse Deception to NOT own voice activated devices like an Alexa or Echo. We should have paid closer attention.
From The KingDude’s Show Prep: The daughter of Romanian immigrants who suffered under the pinko-communist monster that was Nicolair Cauesescu, warns that Harvard and ‘Murican universities are becoming communist havens.
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.
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.
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.”