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. 2016 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 -“While clothing should be comfortable, the purpose of clothing is not comfort but protection. Clothing exists to protect and adorn the body and modesty of the person. To claim that comfort is the purpose of clothing is like saying tastiness, not nutrition, is the purpose of food. It is like saying relaxation, not rejuvenation, is the purpose of sleep. Thus, when a fashion designer carefully crafts a garment with a hole in a place where it would naturally appear through wear, he is making clothes that deliberately expose to risk the places which need the most protection. When that same designer put holes in sexually suggestive places, he is once again working against clothing’s purpose of shielding modesty.” – John Horvat, The Immodesty of Ripped Clothing
Katie Hopkins Is Back But She’s Only Half Right About UK & Islam – But she doesn’t come close to what is needed: restoration of The Church and embrace of Our Lady of Walsingham as Iben Thranholm and I discussed on today’s Mike Church Show – listen here. While Ms. Hopkins is principally correct on diagnosing the crisis, her secular, “pluralistic” society solution can never endure with the Graces needed to restore the Good True and Beautiful and repel Islam. “Our process for dealing with terror cannot be words or vigils. It must be internment and deportation. And we keep deporting until our house is in order. And broader than that, we need to rebuild broken Britain into a secular nation that is host to many religions and none. Where true leadership from those who integrate — such as the beautiful Sikh community — is rewarded. And those who seek to carve out enclaves guided by their religious identity are not housed or funded by the British taxpayer.” The state envisioned by the heretic Locke and made permanent by the never-ending Parliament IS a religion, Katie. An ineffective, lethal and tyrannical religion that elevates then defends abortion, sodomy and embrace of the diabolical cult that is Islam. The antidote to that is the Church of Christ, what Briton has the courage to say that, publicly? Where is the heir to Saint Augustine of Canterbury?
Twitter Is Evil And It Must Be Detsroyed – Damon Linker thinks the rot that is Americanism is embodied in Twitter and thus Twitter must be destroyed. “Twitter is a place where the desire for approval can motivate people who work in politics and the media to mold themselves into what they think their peers and their audience want them to be, which often means more of what they already are.” The brevity of 132 characters is supposed to be the charm of Twitter but it has morphed into statement of existence by # hashtag or !! exclamation.
Jihadis And Their REAL British Flag Revealed – The Daily Mail has republished a Ch 4 News video from last year showing the orthodox Muslim London Bridge killer and his gang unfurling an Islamic flag in broad daylight. This amounts to criminal negligence but where is the outrage? The fact that UK officials knew of the killer’s identity and did nothing tells you everything you need to know about what is really going on here: what started as a scheme to save the welfare state through massive immigration of young taxpayers has diabolically morphed into an all-out effort to save face among apostate Europeans who have no clue of the evil their playing with.
The Deadliest Day In New Orleans This Year – 13 people shot in New Orleans Saturday; most violent day in 2017. Two people were shot dead and 11 people wounded by gunfire Saturday (June 3) in New Orleans, the highest number of people shot in a single day so far in 2017. As of Sunday morning, more than 300 people have been killed or wounded by gunfire in New Orleans — a rate of roughly two people a day. New Orleans police are investigating five separate shootings that occurred Saturday. Here is a timeline of the shootings that occurred and what we know so far.
– Mitch Landrieu Discusses The Violent Weekend In New Orleans – “We’re going to have to change who we are, how we are and how we act”….yeah Mitch, that’s the understatement of the year. Speaking at the news conference Sunday afternoon, Landrieu pointed to “the root cause” fueling violence in the city as access to drugs and alcohol, as well as a lack of reporting by witnesses to violent crimes.
The Paris Accord Epitomizes Why All Bureaucrats Need Term Limits – The United Nations and other international organizations are prime examples of a bureaucracy run amuck to the point of undermining democratic rule and the people’s sovereignty. The Paris climate agreement was always a bureaucratic trap that threatened U.S. sovereignty and undermined international law. It is a good thing President Trump has pulled us out of it. Other nations will be grateful to the United States in the long run.
How U.S. Universities Became Institutions That Close American Minds – The assault on free speech has become so commonplace in U.S. universities that CNN’s Fareed Zakaria felt compelled to speak openly about the obvious: conservatives have been shut out of the marketplace of ideas on American campuses. Of course, it is not just conservative speakers that are shut down on many campuses; it is also conservative ideas in the classroom, or any ideas with which the Left disagrees.
First They Came For The Kids Running Lemonade Stands And I did Nothing…– A small town in Alabama has informed summer job hunting teenagers that they will be breaking the law if they mow lawns for cash without a $110 business license. Wow, folks, rest easy in your beds tonight knowing the blue collar teen-crimi.
WWJD? He’d Call A Priest And Give Maddi’s Dad A Shotgun – My pro-life media colleagues have found a new hero er heroine: 18 year old Maddi Runkles who has made herself famous by promoting her illegitimate pregnancy on Fox News. You see, Maddi signed a pledge at her evangelical high school to abstain from sex, so when the President of the Student Body, Miss Runkles, showed up to school pregnant the school dicd what it does to oath breakers: it denied her graduation and defrocked her of the Presidency. Rather than humbly taking this modest discipline and acknowledging her mistake, Miss Runkles took to the press to protest against the school’s decision. Then a firestorm of support gushed forth as Maddi bravely resisted abortion “no matter the cost”. But wait, how do we know that abortion was an option to begin with. B. What was the cost? and C. MOST importantly: Where is Maddi’s “baby daddy!?”
Let’s Cheer Trump’s Last Climate Tango In Paris – And the 11 most ridiculous, bark-humping, frog licking, granola bar chomping fits of outrage over it.
Will You Go Blueberry Gay or Will You Go Carmelite? – A Michigan farmer has been told he may not sell his produce at the Lansing Michigan Farmer’s Market because he refused to host a “wedding” for a pair of female sodomites at his country-orchard reception hall. A pertinent question here is how did the Lansing Gaystapo gubbmint find out that the Sodomites were refused service? Stephen Tennes, the Catholic farmer being persecuted for The Faith here, has filed a federal lawsuit to demand the city reinstate him to the farmer’s market. Witness the diabolical illogic of the city: In a statement, the city of East Lansing said the farmer’s refusal to host a same-sex wedding violated a “long-standing ordinance that protects sexual orientation as well as the Supreme Court’s ruling that grants the right for same-sex couples to be married.” Umm, so, where does it say that Stephen Tennes has to surrender his private property and participate in mortally sinful acts of sodomy and blasphemy against natural law and a commandment of God himself? Pray that the Tennes’ are successful with the law (they won’t be) but more important, that their Faith is justified by the solidarity of the community.
If Clothes Really Do Make The Man Then What Are Men Made Of in Cargo Shorts And Crocs? – Some of you may have noticed my change in sartorial choices over the last 3 years and even more so since we started on YouBoob everyday. To tell the Truth, I actually enjoy getting dappered up for the show everyday and enjoy even more, the stares I get i public because I am am vested with a bow-tie. “What do you think he does for a living!?” they whisper. Gotcha. Now comes G. Bruce Boyer with this magnificent piece of history that gives a chronology to the “era of casual” and how it came about, it is a must read. Boyer’s quest begins thus “How is it that we have gone from wearing suits and ties to the office to wearing T-shirts, baseball caps, and a variety of military garments and ranch hand wardrobes? Everyone who’s ever perused photos of baseball games (or almost any other crowded venue for that matter) in an old Life magazine from the mid-twentieth century finds it remarkable that the majority of men in the crowd are wearing white shirts and ties, and business hats (a category of menswear now extinct).” His conclusion is that a society that has no regard for the dignity of dress, loses regard for the undignified poor and thus charity toward them. Bingo.
The Coming Illegality Of Being Southern – People stood and watched, snapped iPhone pics, went on Facebook Live etc. as the hooligan wrecking crew of NOLA mayor Mitch Landrieu ripped the statue of Robert E Lee from its iconic pedestal in Lee Circle. No one knows where the statue was taken but we do know this: the Social Justice Warriors have succeeded, without firing a shot, in doing what the Union Army couldn’t: bringing the character and culture of the deep south to its final, embarrassing end. Honey Boo Boo & Ricky Bobby have won, Lee, Davis and yes Jefferson have lost. Pat Buchanan asks the pertinent question of all this: what do the SJW’s do for an encore? Identifying family trees that have ties to any antebellum slave owners and publicly stripping them of their reputation and wealth? Forcing their children to wear Confederate flags on their clothing as an indication of their eternal shame like Jews were forced to wear golden Stars of David in Germany? The pathetic failure of the South’s “leaders” in defending the scandalous yet true events of history alongside the good, true and beautiful that was concurrently produced is a throbbing beacon of the collapse of decorum in our society. That collapse ultimately leads to violence and martyrs if it is not checked. So, who will be the first to check it and go Confederate-Carmelite?
Amazon Crushed Mom And Pop, Wally World Is Next – The Frankenstein monster of “capitalism”, amazon.com, has succeeded in crushing nearly every Mom and Pop bookstore in ‘Muricah; every family owned sporting goods retailer, harware store and pretty much anything sold at retail prices that has a wholesale supplier and that’s not enough for the monster’s appetite. Jeff Bezos has informed Wal-Mart and Costco that they are next if they don’t stop their current operations and adopt the centralized amazon-state model. If Bezos succeeds here, and given our current obsessive consumption habits he will, the next step is logical: the Federal Gubbmint must consume amazon and we can say hello to ___________ President’s name + “co” e.g. “TrumpCo”. This is not “capitalism” folks, this is monopoly building and like the coming illegality of being southern, the violent, logical future should give you pause next time you order anything from amazon.
Read My Latest: Madness In Manchester: Let’s Hug, Hope And Not Hate, Muslims Are Awesome – Here’s an excerpt. “What’s that, it’s not your “cup of tea” or “I prefer to remain non-denominational and non-judgemental”. No, you prefer to remain a coward and refuse to pick up those crossed pieces of wood and bear them like the Nazarethan who bore them for you and your sins…coward. It is far easier to choose the side of consensus and social-media wind direction, whatever that may be today; but the problem with that is you will ultimately run out of choices and the “radical Muslim” standing before you isn’t going to give you one. Go ahead, offer a hug, a #standtogether tweet and a 1 year free subscription to Charlie Hebdo and see if Nonameah Eezlam takes you out for fish and chips.”
It’s June 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 limitsI 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.”