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 – “Choice is the dragon of our day. It smuggles into its charcoal-smelling barrow not goblets and gilt pommels but human souls, one after another after another, enticing them there with “choices,” all of them more or less trivial, while it sits upon the horde and snores away in its inhuman sleep. We like that dragon. We eat the fruit of the land in season, out of season. We surf the speckled Internet for spiky games and delights, or for the sheer satiation of ennui, only a click away. We shop for schools, we demand “electives.” We shop for churches (alas that we should have to shop for churches), even shop for creeds. We will give the dragon our gold for the privilege of wider choice in how we may put our brain waves to sleep for a couple of hours a day, irritable and unaccountable as those brain waves are.” Anthony Esolen, Beware The Dragon of Choice
Where There’s Some There’s Fire, Especially In the Co-Ed Military – The Media Industrial Complex is in full “destroy Trump” mode this morning over Matt Lauer’s inability to play Rudy Giuliani and get a conviction, during last night’s candidate forum, against Donald Trump for having the audacity to challenge Hillary’s coronation, the $4 Trillion headed hydra state and the imbecilic status quo “expert state” that among other things recommended placing virile young men into barracks and fox holes with cyclically fertile young women. Below is Trump’s “Tweet” on the matter. After reading it answer the question, exactly what is wrong with common sense.
26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2013
DeceptiCONNED: Trumpzilla Swallows GOP Hawk’s, Warped Worldview on War – I have been encouraged with Trumpzilla’s non-interventionist statements which he has made consistently. But since the GOP convention he has been methodically and surely repeating cliches and bellicosities that were used by Mitt for brains Romney, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and any other promoter of ‘Murican exceptionalism. Yesterday, in Philadelphia, he sealed the deal with a foreign policy speech that any GOP neocon could have given with the only saving grace being perhaps Trump is saying what Bannon et al are telling him he must say to shut the neocons up, BUT, that didn’t work for the hapless Romney and I don’t think it will work for him. Daniel Larison correctly notes: “Trump’s speech could easily have been given by Romney four years ago, and some of the specific proposals aren’t significantly different from what Romney wanted to do.” For Trumpzilla to win, he must be Trumpzilla…”eye of the Tiger, Rock, eye of the tiger!”
The Payne of Dumping Dogma From The “Conservative” Bath Water – Daniel Payne is blaming Hillary’s nearly sure-fire election on Sean Hannity and also blaming Hannity for ruining “Conservatism”: “If you want to find someone to blame for conservatism’s predicament in 2016—in which we eschewed a generational field of talent for a blustering con artist who will almost certainly lose to Hillary Clinton in November—you could do much worse than point a finger at Sean Hannity….conservatism will survive—battered, bruised, and limping, but still viable.” Viable to do what precisely and how is it “viable”? The 16 hacks Payne cites as “generational talent” were as “conservative” as Bill Clinton is “conservative”. I used to ask the question “what are you trying to conserve” and the question can be answered by Cruz, Rubio, Kasich et al “the ‘Murican constitutional order established by our Founding Fathers”. That the Founders lived among the residual Grace of the Ages of Faith with education, humility and restraint in foreign affairs that today can only be found among those who see their future, as citizens, in a yet to be established, new, Christian republic or federation of republics.
The Failure That Is Liberalism: RIP – If you think you’re alone, in noticing that those who self-describe as “liberals” these days seem to be increasing the volume of their incessant denunciations of we who refuse to acquiesce to their Jedi-mind tricks, you’re not. Tim Stanley reviews the century long effort of “liberals” to remake the human race in their image and identifies a trend: libs know they have failed but they cannot admit it. Stanley: “…political traditions have to adapt to survive. Liberals, alas, have refused to accept their mistakes. They prefer to cast them as moral necessities and question the decency of those who challenge them. Their opponents are not all animals. Their ex-voters are not all monstrous fools. And liberals must learn that you’ll never win a voter over if you keep calling them stupid.”
Phyllis Schlafly Proved You Can Participate in Sodom’s Politics & Remain Humbly Devout – There are many RIP’s being written for the matriarch of the “conservative movement” Mrs. Phyllis Schlafly, few acknowledge that it was her devout Roman Catholic Faith that animated her opposition to the cult of death, Watch the clip from Firing Line for a glimpse of her classy demeanor, intelligence and humility. Don’t miss Thursday’s Constitution Hour with Professor Kevin Gutzman for his homage to the importance of her life and work for “conservatism”, debuting at 01:00 Central/2:00 East on The Veritas Radio Network’s CRUSADE Channel.
No Rest For The Holy: Phyllis Schlafly’s Grave Danced On By Beazelbub’s Minions in Judgement Pornosphere™ – Breitbart News has a roundup of the deranged, diabolical hatred the Prince of this world is hurling at Mrs. Schlafly’s memory. Warning folks, getting this close to the evil you are about to read, requires an appeal to St Michael The Archangel to remain free of these sad people’s obsessions. “Sáncte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proélio, cóntra nequítiam et insídias diáboli ésto præsídium….”
This Man Went Caremlite & Refused To Bake A Cake – The Story of Jack Phillips is known to almost all readers but the details of the story and what the state of Colorado did to Phillps are not. Note that those of you who refuse to admit that we are in the midst of a spiritual war which has no equal since the days of catacombs and persecution will find your POV demolished by the statements and acts of Colorado’s ruling elite and the radical sodomites that goaded them into persecuting Christians for refusing to endorse and promote their sin. Here is the statement of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission: “Freedom of religion and religion has been used to justify all kinds of discrimination throughout history, whether it be slavery, whether it be the holocaust, whether it be — I mean, we — we can list hundreds of situations where freedom of religion has been used to justify discrimination. And to me it is one of the most despicable pieces of rhetoric that people can use to — to use their religion to hurt others.— Diann Rice, Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 7/25/14″ – Oh yeah, name ONE, just one, Miss Rice. You see folks, this is why religious plurality is so dangerous, because Orthodoxy does not permit Christians to “discriminate”, but requires them, Charitably, to reject cooperation in any sinful activities. As Chesterton famously noted: “Men have not got tired of Christianity; they have never found enough Christianity to get tired of.”
Slick Hiilly: Devil In A Blue Pantsuit – Chris Cilliza at the WaPo, a reliably left-wing writer, is shocked at what the FBI has revealed about Mrs Clinton’s email scandal. Here are the top 12 findings most people don’t know.
Somewhere Between Mars And Jupiter An Asteroid Was Just Nudged Into A New Orbit, Headed For Earth – Sometimes I hate being able to accurately predict the future, this story is one such regrettable, accurate prediction. The story of a woman who has mutilated her body and abused it with steroids so she can appear to be a male, has now given birth to a child. The horror of seeing what appears to be a man, breast-feeding a newborn, has sent many of you into stomach-turning sickness; but consider this: Time Magazine has made “Evan’s Story” a cover-story your kids and mine can view and will unfortunately be cursed with seeing more of. Here’s one of the more diabolical statements from “Evan”: “If physiologically your body can do this, and you’re comfortable with the process and still want to present as a man, you can. “And that’s awesome.”
Buchanan: Trumpzilla Is As “Conservative” As Goldwater Was Conservative – Before her death, Phyllis Schlafly co-authored a book on the “conservative” merits of the Trump campaign. Most people will not recall that Schlafly was the woman who stopped, dead in its tracks, the horrid Equal Rights Amendment which came 3 states shy of being ratified at the height of feminist hysteria. Phyllis Schlafly, RIP.
The Uselessness of “Conservative” Media On Display – Even though I continue to enjoy reading some “conservative” writers, I have to laugh at the roller coaster emotions they display on Donald Trump’s candidacy and some, take Michael Brendan Dougherty for example, are now reduced to nitpicking what they term as “Trumpism” and pronounce it an epic failure: “Trump doesn’t seem like an improvement to them at all. He isn’t making the party more popular; he’s running well-behind Mitt Romney. And this is true despite the fact that Hillary Clinton is a much weaker and less popular opponent than an incumbent Barack Obama.” But Michael, Trump is actually the most popular Republican alive today and his matter of fact public statements about illegal immigrants and the benefits of actually talking to the Russians as potential allies are more genuinely “conservative” than what the Paul Ryan’s of the “movement”, that MBD predicts will retake the GOP party, are.
Why Rush, Why!? Why Didn’t You Tell us Trump’s Immigration Plan Wouldn’t Work? Why!? – The Talk Radio Mafia’s kingpin, Rush Limbaugh, is now fielding calls from listeners demanding to know why Trump is now waffling on his promise to deport all 11 million illegal aliens and why didn’t Limbaugh warn ‘Muricans about it!? Limbaugh demurs by saying that he did warn listeners and so did Almighty Tedly CruzRight. That the talk-radio vocation has become responsible for the vetting of those seeking “conservative’s” votes is disturbing and yet another indication of the intellectual sloth we have all been tainted by. But talk radio’s influence is not king, TV’s is and Fox News has dominated that echo chamber since the 1990’s. As David French correctly notes: “It’s hard to overstate the power of Fox News for those seeking a career in the conservative movement. I’ve seen the most accomplished of lawyers suddenly become “somebody” only after they regularly appear on Fox….The result is clear: Conservatives gain fame, power, and influence mainly by talking to each other. The result is clear: Conservatives gain fame, power, and influence mainly by talking to each other. They persuade each other of the rightness of their ideas and write Fox-fueled best-selling books making arguments that Fox viewers love. The sheer size of the audience lulls minor political celebrities into believing that they’re making a cultural and political difference. But they never get a chance to preach to the unconverted.” I will humbly offer that on this site and on the Veritas Radio Network, we intend to take the Red Pill to unconverted and ask you to become a Founder’s Pass member to help us continue the quest
Will You Go Military Gay, Or Will You go Carmelite? – The 5th leg of the “conservative” stool is that ‘Muricah must have to biggest, most lethal, overused and menacing military of earth or else we are” EPIC FAIL. But what if that military in all it’s bellicosity and the delivering of the political classes nation-building messages has succumbed to Obama and the Cult of Death’s assault on it? A currently serving officer in “this man’s army” tells Rod Dreher that the LGBTQrstlne end is near: “Four years ago, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) was still official policy. Approximately a week ago, I received a memo outlining a policy and a way ahead for reassignment surgery for transgender troops, something that would have been absurd in 2012. I cannot state this enough: this is how far we have come in 4 years.”
Real Men Defend Their Maidens, Not Ogle Them – I always say that we, as Catholics/Christians, must ALWAYS keep in mind the vows of our Baptism and the virtues poured into our souls, Faith, Hope, Charity and that the Hope virtue requires us to see glasses half full. With that in mind, this editorial by Rabbi Schmuley and former Playmate Pamela Anderson titled: “Take the Pledge: No More Indulging Porn-Anthony Weiner isn’t alone. We need an honest dialogue on the dangers of pornography”- shows a glass half full. There is a growing pushback to the Cult of Death’s entry into the mainstream and this is evidence of it. Here’s an excerpt: “Put another way, we are a guinea-pig generation for an experiment in mass debasement that few of us would have ever consented to, and whose full nefarious impact may not be known for years. How many families will suffer? How many marriages will implode? How many talented men will scrap their most important relationships and careers for a brief onanistic thrill? How many children will propel, warp-speed, into the dark side of adult sexuality by forced exposure to their fathers’ profanations?”
Trumpzilla: Still Scapegoat After All These Years – The ancient practice of scapegoating is believed to be a community-wide cathartic practice that was used to stop wars from happening or end them, as sacrifices to pagan gods and more. Now, it seems, the entire force of the Judgement Pornosphere™ has been brought to bear against one man, Donald Trump: “Let’s not pretend it is avant-garde to vilify Trump. Everyone’s doing it, especially the cool people, the ones, like us, preoccupied with social status but hiding it in speech always patronizingly preening about victims. From Buzzfeed to Vanity Fair, CNN, the New York Times, broadcast networks, Wall Street, Fortune 500 companies, academia, Hollywood, music stars, Silicon valley, and NPR, to both party establishments, everyone’s united in this orgy of outrage.”
Because You Peasants Have Self-Respect, You’ll Reject Trump – The cacophony from the elite, Media Industrial Complex “sages” is reaching apocolyptic proportions now with Damon Linker predicting that candidate Trump will lose in the biggest landlside in human history. Why? Because deep down, you idiots that supported him now know that you must regain your self-respect and do what’s right: elect the bride of Satan: “The most credulous members of the Trump fan club will show up to cast ballots for him no matter what he says and does. But the rest? An awful lot of them are likely to stay home out of simple self-respect. Precisely how many do so is what will make the difference between a loss and a historic wipeout.”
VIDEO: The Industrial Media Complex’s Cousin, The University, Produces, Uneducated, Petulant Elites – Watch this video from the well-grounded Olivia LeGaspi a former Haverford University student who now sees that her “education” wasn’t an education at all and the she actually learned more while being PAID to work at McDonalds.
College: The Fix Is In & You’re Targeted To Become An Unemployed SJ For Mammon – There is a growing presence of revolt out there to the Cult of Death’s now oppressive enforcement of their religion on both the Faithful (capital F intended) and the uncommitted, who still, by virtue of their Baptisms and the graceful intellect infused therein, naturally know the SJW and LGBTQrstlne catechisms are evil and dangerous to their futures. I’ve pointed you to the Carmelite-headed 4th Wave Now site that is a haven for parents who refuse to mutilate and abuse their children into becoming faddish transgender’s. Their site’s motto reads: “This is a safe place for gender-skeptical parents and their allies. Welcome!” Now comes Heterodox Academy whose Mission Statement is a beacon in a sea of SJW-Cult of Death deception: “Are you about to start college? Or will you be applying to college this winter? Do you want to get the most out of your college experience and emerge smarter, emotionally stronger, and more self-sufficient when you graduate? Then be sure to watch these three videos.”
DeceptiCONNED: War Mongers Regret Decision To NOT Bomb, Kill & Maim Syrians – Anne Applebaum of the WaPo is whining into her digital ink-well about the “disastrous non-intervention” to NOT attack the Syrian government in 2013 which would have almost certainly cause the destruction of thousands upon thousands of private dwellings and the death of hundreds of the non-combatants living inside. The fact that Applebaum can actually be paid to compose agitations for war and the death of foreigners we are not at war with, would shock any Western civilization previous to ours save for the Radical Republicans of the 1850-70’s, who wanted “rivers [to] run red with blood”. Daniel Larison is shocked as he should be: “The U.S. could have been more deeply involved in the conflict than it is for many years, but all that would have meant was that the U.S. was doing more to inflict death and destruction on a suffering country. When interventionists “mourn” a decision not to bomb, they are regretting the decision not to kill people in another country that posed no threat to the U.S. or any of our allies. That’s a horrible position, and it’s no wonder that most Americans still recoil from it.”
There Is No Justice In The Social Justice Warrior Cult Your College-Aged, Child Is A Member Of – One of the most disruiptive social forces of our day are all these “SJW’s” – Social Justice Warriors – the misguided, unholy punks, responsible for such social & spiritual disasters as “occupy Wall Street”, “LGBTQrstlne” and “Black Lives Matter”. Because the SJW gibberish that suffices for a creed holds that all authority and authoritarian offices and institutions, because SJW’s aren’t in charge of them, are naturally evil and must be annihilated. These include God’s authoritarian institutions like Parents and the Church as defenders and teachers of all moral law. Anthony Stine explains this at CRISIS: “Power arrangements, as the Church teaches, are of concern when they violate human dignity and cause harm to the family. This is where many Christians fall into the secular trap of social justice, as seemingly unjust power arrangements are highlighted by secular authorities (including Marxist professors) to present an image of society that draws the mind of Christian students away from the teachings of the Church and instead focuses on the solutions presented by cultural Marxists. Insidiously this is enabled by these professors using some of the same language that the Church uses, such as love, and human dignity, in addition to social justice.”
Is That A Wetland On your Property Or A Patch Of Land That Identifies As a “Wetland”, Sir? – The EPA is getting into the LGBTQrstlne fan-boy business now by conducting an all-important survey to catalogue all EPA employees sexual preferences and what “gender” they currently identify with. I am puzzled though as to why the usual suspect, ACLU types aren’t screaming “invasion of privacy” and “unconstitutional!” over this massive data gathering? If my boss came and asked me to fill forms out identifying what conditions and positions I was currently having sex in I would tell him a few things about sand and how to pound it. Yet, I’ve heard nary a peep from EPA employees or left-wing “privacy advocates”. At least the warfare-state crowd has an excuse: any personal data obtained from anyone is useful in the “war on terror”, what’s the ACLU’s excuse?
DeceptiCONNED: Who Gave U.S. Generals Permission To Fly Combat Missions In Syria? – Did you know that the United States was flying combat sorties in Syria? Do you know the date on which Congress authorized these missions? If Congress didn’t authorize as is their sole prerogative. then who did? Obama? General Townsend? Anderson Cooper? Hillary? As Patrick J. Buchanan points out, if the Russians want to help out Assad and crush ISIS, then why not let ’em? “First, recognize that ISIS and the al-Nusra Front are our primary enemies in Syria, not Assad or Russia. Geostrategists may be appalled, but the Donald may have gotten it right. If the Russians are willing to fight to crush ISIS, to save Assad, be our guest.”
No, Reader, You CANNOT Support Hillary AND Be A Roman Catholic – I have previously written of the mortally sinful act of giving your endorsement to the most diabolical, pro-abortion, political candidate in ‘Murican history. Yet again, Rod Dreher cannot find the catechetical spine to inform his “Reader” of his grave error that undeniably promotes abd lengthens the reign of the Cult of Death. From Dreher’s blog: “I hate everything about this election. I feel like a peasant in the pre-Constantinian Roman empire, having no hope that the emperor will be Christian, and at best praying that the new emperor won’t be a crazy Nero who appoints a horse to the Senate and sends us to the lions. Thus I will probably vote for Hillary with my nose held, because in the end, I think she’s less likely to void the constitution and impose martial law or start WW3.” Then Dreher’s response when asked by the Reader, what he should do:
“I don’t know.”
Well, I do, Rod and the question is an easy one to answer for a Catholic: walk away from your heretical threat to assist the woman who believes a human life is not a creature of God until Roe vs Wade and “our Constitution” says it is. Full stop, cease and desist and beg the Holy Ghost or the Communion of Saints for wisdom on a not-sinful, Catholic course of action. Nota bene: the Reader and the blogger both proceed from the erroneous notion that there are but two choices, served up as an either or but you must choose edict. Read my response to the last alleged “Catholic” claiming to be Catholic, pro-life and pr-Hillary.
The Romans Went Carmelite on Transgender’s, What Direction Will You Go? – Over at the 4th Wave Now site, the concerned parents who run and blog the site continue their principled opposition to the unnatural fad of pushing “transgender” kids through the actual mutilation procedure. Today 4th Wave explores the lack of historical evidence that supports today’s “kids are born hard-wired” in the wrong “gender’s” body, propaganda. Surely there must be medical evidence that the transformation procedures were crudely attempted. Surely we must see gender confused kids in artwork and literature as well, yet try as we might, there is no evidence of this. “The notion that a child could be “born in the wrong body, creating such a sense of misery that the child and his or her family sought relief via medical intervention—is there any archeological or documented evidence of that amongst the ancients? Try as I might, I was unable to discover any evidence of ancient trans kids who so hated their own bodies that they demanded either psychological or medical interventions. No records of boys wanting to hack off their penises or girls desperate for “top surgery” to remove their despised breasts.” Read the whole article.
‘Muricah, Secede or Die: Reason Number 7,671 To Leave The American Union – The AP informs us that the U.S. has “met its goal of importing 10,000 Syrian refugees“. This makes me wonder, does the U.S. have a goal of liberating 10,000 American refugees from abortuaries in New York City or Los Angeles? How about importing 10,000 refugees from American public schools, made so by virtue of Obama’s edict on bathroom usage? This happens after it has been proven that these “refugees” are comprised of Orthodox Muslims, ready to serve “Allah” and act against the infidel, American citizenry. Would YOUR state import 10k “refugees” given the chance to say yes or no?
The Civil Religion Strikes Back At Kaepernick – 49er’s QB Colin Kaepernick is now refusing to stand for the “national anthem” until “things change” and the “oppression of black people” ends. One wonders if Kaepernack is protesting the wonton slaughter of 75,000 black babies who will massacred in abortion clinics in NYC alone this year? Now comes writer
The Evil That is On The TV Show “Glee” – One of the “stars” of the TV show “Glee” is now boasting and bragging that she had an abortion during the show’s run on Fox so she could “put career first”. Then, in the latest example of diabolical, moral relativism, informs us via her memoir that she can’t wait to share the story of her abortion with her 11 month old son: “She also looks forward to when her 11-month-old son with Dorsey, Josey, will be able to read about what she went through because she hopes “it gives him a better perspective on the issues women face.” ” In a previous age we could hope the boy would grow up to ask of her mother “why?” she took the life of the big brother or sister he never had. Instead Naya Rivera believes her son will lionize her sinful and there’s a good chance that in 2026 ‘Muricah he will. God help us and someone call an exorcist to Rivera’s movie set trailer.
The Media Industrial Complex, Still Clinton-Crooked After All These Years – What if the cash lavished on the Clinton Crime Family via their “foundation” is used to buy the silence of the same media that is currently not covering this greatest non-scandal scandal in history?
Memo To God: Whether You Like It or Not, You MAKE Gay People Gay – That is the best way to describe Robert VerBruggen’s review of the Mayer & McHugh report on the origins of homosexuality and the rest of the alphabet soup of LGBTQrstlne of sexual disfunctions. According to VerBruggen the “evidence” Mayer & McHugh cites actually shows that God makes sexual weirdos at conception so they are “born that way”. This is what used to be called heresy but today is called “opinion”, why? Because VerBruggen could also rise to the defense of Ted Bundy and Jack the Ripper, if the “evidence were available, that serial killers are “born that way”. The similarity between the two are easily “proved” when viewed through the lens of God’s Natural Law. Men and women are created by God and blessed, in their nature, to create children, thus perpetuating His creation, both homosexuals and serial killers terminate that creation one by brute force the other by the absence of action but the results are the same. The “evidence” VerBruggen presents in his apologia for LGBTQrstlne such as: “Another key piece of evidence is the “fraternal birth order effect”: the more older brothers a man has, the more likely he is to be gay. This phenomenon is well-established…Whatever drives the correlation, it seems to happen before birth, as adoptive older brothers don’t have the same effect.” Got that, Christian soldier? God “seems” to make homosexuals and the rest of the LGBTQrstlne so there, accept them and move along rather than seeing “them” in the same light we see the slut and philanderer, made in God’s beautiful image and given the free will to distort it or preserve it from Sin.
It’s September 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.”