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 -“”My greatest heartache is to see my wife suffer for our children, for she took great pains to instruct them properly. She home schooled all of our children, created a little farm complete with ducks, sheep, geese, rabbits, goats and cows; we raised our own vegetables and canned close to a thousand quarts a year, and all this to provide wholesome activity as an alternative to worldly delights. But how do you keep them down on the farm when they’ve seen old Paris? So we suffer in prayer as we watch some of them leave the faith entirely, some become lukewarm, some with marriages breaking up, others putting themselves in the grave danger of sin by un-chaperoned dating and still others foregoing Sunday Mass because a baseball or hockey tournament has been scheduled at the same time. And I must mention the modern bane of humanity — that of technology, replete with internet access, video games, facebook, tweets, and only God (or the devil) knows what will be invented tomorrow. It has become an addiction depriving us of contemplation and prayer. Someone once asked me just how I defined technology, and I stated ‘‘anything needed after the Fall.” Simplistic, but in truth, our first Father did proclaim, “I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself” (Gen. 3:9), and they realized their need for garments, not only for modesty, but probably for warmth and also protection from the insects which now regarded them as food. In an amazing act of divine condescension, God himself became their tailor: “And the Lord God made for Adam and his wife, garments of skins, and clothed them” (Gen. 3:21). And we have been in need of technology ever since that inglorious Fall – Russell LaPlume
DeceptiLIBBED: Veronique de Rugy Says The REAL Tyrants Are States, Mayors And City Councils – But de Rugy does not understand that federalism does not necessarily = liberty. Why? Because federalism is simply a distribution of power, not a distribution of principles. What is “liberty” in Pelham MA may be anathema in Pontchatoula LA. de Rougy: “But as the depressing array of bad policies being implemented at the local level shows, that devolution of power is often better in theory than in practice. In fact, there’s evidence that states can act as a check by forcing local governments to adopt better, more liberty-friendly policies. In 2014, for example, Oklahoma passed a law preventing cities and counties from increasing their local minimum wages beyond the federal rate.”
Dreher & Russell Moore-Religious Liberty Must Be For ALL-Including Muslims! – Rod Dreher wants Christians to know that Dr. Russell Moore has hit the “religious liberty” ball out of the park by stumping for the “right” of Muslims to have their heresy heard and protected in the public square: To make matters worse, Dreher is assisted by an alleged “Catholic” who apparently/obviously does not know his own Faith nor the conditions under which that Faith, flourishes: “Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore knocks it out of the park when a fellow pastor asks him why on earth Christians should not oppose letting Muslims build mosques. It’s only a 2 1/2 minute clip, but it’s astonishing. The reader who sent that to me, a Catholic, writes: This is amazing!. Why don’t more Christians—including Catholic bishops—learn how to speak this way?”
No, Rod, Error Does NOT Have Rights and Islam Is The Greatest Error-Heresy-EVER – Are Dreher and his CINO reader correct? No, they are not and contained in this article are the seeds planted long ago that have produced the fruit of the confusion berry. Dreher and most other Christian apologists today cannot conceive that The Truth has but One version, One teaching and thus a monopoly on public practice. The error of modern Christianity rejects the very univocal Kingship of Christ and His Church and replaces it with man, naming and creating “denominations” of His Church. Once you accept that than the Dreherites HAVE to accommodate Islam and Black Masses and Santeria and Mayanism et cetera, otherwise their doctrine of plurality is demolished. Roberto de Mattei answered this very question as it applies to Islam in 2012: “Hence, we do not renounce the doctrine of the Social Kingship of Christ: let us speak of the rights of Jesus Christ to reign over entire societies as the only solution to modern evils. So, instead of fighting for religious liberty, which is the equalizing of the true religion with the false ones, let us fight in defense of liberty for Christians, today persecuted by Islam in the East and by the dictatorship of relativism in the West.” Read the rest of Mike’s Essay on this subject here.
Lincoln Used The “Created Equal” Clause Like Obama Uses “Radical Islam” – As Independence Day approaches, John P. East reminds us that “Saint Abe” used the “created equal” clause of the Declaration of Independence in a manner that Jefferson et al did not. I wouldn’t even go that far because the only part of the Declaration of Independence that is binding and legal is the final 2 paragraphs; the rest is preamble, flourish and not binding. Still, East is spot on: “What does it [i.e., the equality clause] mean? Our best guess is that the clause simply asserts the proposition that all peoples who identify themselves as one—that is, those who identify themselves as a society, nation, or state for action in history—are equal to others who have likewise identified themselves… The Declaration asserts that Americans are equal to, say, the British and French…. Specifically, the drafters of the Declaration are maintaining that the Americans are equal to the British and are, therefore, as free as the British to establish a form of government…”
The Myth of “Moderate Islam” Destroyed…By Muslims Practicing Islam – The enduring heresy that is Islam owes its longevity to the prince of this world as this is what “religion” looks like when Christ is NOT present. There is, therefore, NO MODERATION involved unless the moderation is that of choosing to not kill but enslave infidels. Watch the video here.
The GaySTAPO Is Now Claiming Sodomites Are Saints And Bars Are Cathedrals – I called this on Monday’s show that the same diabolical forces that deny the sexual distinctions of male and female that God blessed us with at birth, would make the Orlando shootings into an attack that you and I are responsible for because of our Christian/Catholic Orthodoxy to the Magisterial teaching on sex. Well lo and behold, via Rod Dreher: “This occurred to me last night after reading a gay commenter refer to the Pulse as a “sacred space.” Think about it: using religious language to sanctify a bar. And if it was a sacred space, then all the dead inside are martyrs. Who killed them? An infidel, defined as someone who doesn’t dogmatically assent to the LGBT/NYT belief that there is nothing the least bit problematic about homosexuality and transgenderism, and that everything on the LGBT political agenda must be granted.”
DeceptiCONNED I – The United States dropped 23,144 bombs on Islamic countries in 2015 alone without one solitary “declaration of war, one discussion on whether any of these attacks were Just and not one detailed explanation of their alleged necessity. You see, “targets” in countries filled with brown people who coincidentally produce people who resemble said “targets”, massacre gays at Disney World night clubs. That is excuse enough for most flag waving ‘Muricans: some good old fashioned Minority Report styled, pre-crime prevention, voila! This despite the demonstrable fact that these bombings produce more of the Orthodoxy and thus the Orthodox that perpetrate San Bernardino and Orlando.
It’s Not A Homophobe Problem, It’s A Muslim Sin Problem – The rumors are now swirling that Omar Mateen may have actually BEEN a homosexual. Wouldn’t this demolish the “homophobe” story narrative which is necessary to avoid the actual narrative: Mateen was acting as an Orthodox Muslim, treating the victims in Orlando as the equals of Labrador Retrievers.
It’s Not A Homophobe Problem, It’s A Muslim Sin Problem II – Patrick J Buchanan arrives at what I believe is the correct analysis of San Bernardino, Orlando et al: There is no room for the Islamic world in a Christian kingdom or country as the history of Europe shows and the now lethally failed experiment of ‘Murican importation of millions of Mohammedans into our midst shows. “The policy that should result from this reality is that while we fight side-by-side to annihilate our common enemies, ISIS and al-Qaeda, the West should give up the idea of democratization and secularization of the Islamic world. And those who believe Islam is the one true faith, to which all of mankind must eventually submit, should be told that they are welcome as visitors—but not as immigrants. For that would ensure endless conflict. The more Islamic the West becomes, the less it remains the West.”
It’s Not A Gun Problem, It’s a God Problem – The tragedy of the mass genocide in Orlando is yet another screaming example of the fact that the religion of Islam REQUIRES Jihad, it requires lying about Jihad (it’s called taqiyya) and the maniacs that perpetrate these crimes are not “radicalized” they are ORTHODOX. Islam terrorized the entire Christian world for 11 centuries before it finally ran afoul of the military advantages Europeans developed AND the fact that the Catholic Church’s campaign against this heresy bore fruit. St John Bosco, wrote this about Islam. “It would take too long to tell you all the stories about this famous impostor (…) Mohamed’s religion consists of a monstrous mixture of Judaism, Paganism and Christianity. Mohamed propagated his religion, not through miracles or persuasive words, but through the force of arms. [It is] a religion that favors every sort of licentiousness and which, in a short time, allowed Mohamed to become the leader of a troop of brigands. Along with them he raided the countries of the East and conquered the people, not by introducing the Truth, not by miracles or prophecy; but for one reason only: to raise his sword over the heads of the conquered shouting: believe or die.” — St. John Bosco
It’s Not A gun Problem, It’s A God Problem II – We’ve seen this sad and tragic story before: the #Orlando Shooter was known to have become an Orthodox, practicing Muslim, and was stockpiling weaponry. It was also known that his orthodoxy which teaches that the infidel is the equivalent of a Boston terrier, causes what people describe as “radical” behavior but to the Orthodox Muslim, he is simply being faithful and while most everyone else is not.
IT’s Not A Gun Problem, It’s A God Problem III – Why is no one talking about
Catholic/Christian Women Must Resist The Pressure To Jump On Hillary’s “Glowing Ovaries: Bandwagon to Perdition – To my sisters in The Faith, tempted to follow the diabolical tide of those who see Mrs Clinton as a “role-model” or a “once in a lifetime (LIFEtime, what a joke!) candidate that must receive their vote, I leave you with the inerrant words of the Vicar of Christ, Saint John Paul II in his Encyclical, Evangelium Vitæ. There can be no doubt that we must not support in any way the worldly success of any person, public or private that has advocated and sought to make regular the extermination of Innocent human life as Hillary has:
“If such great care must be taken to respect every life, even that of criminals and unjust aggressors, the commandment “You shall not kill” has absolute value when it refers to the innocent person. And all the more so in the case of weak and defenceless human beings, who find their ultimate defence against the arrogance and caprice of others only in the absolute binding force of God’s commandment.
A Baptism By Fire & Brimstone Speech – When I hear my Evangelical brothers and sisters tap on what I know to be Magisterial teaching then defend it with a fervor rarely seen by their #Catholic counterparts I smile and cringe at the same time. That the dearth of clear catechism teaching is still so prevalent among Catholics, it’s inspiring to see it elsewhere, regardless of “denomination”. Russell Moore, at the Justice Conference-Chicago: “I often have to say you are pro-life, and rightly so, but because you recognize the image of God and the humanity of God in the unborn child and in his or her mother, you must also recognize the humanity and dignity of God in people who might not be politically popular with you right now: with prisoners, with refugees, with immigrants. And that works the other way too.” And… “If we are silent about what the Scriptures and 2,000 years of Church history has taught us about human sexuality and what it means to be right with God and what it means for children to grow up with both a mother and a father, if we are silent at any of those points then we’re really not the justice people, we’re really not Gospel people. We’re just people who are protecting our platforms and we’re just choosing on which one to stand.”
It’s June 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.”