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.com’s Pile of Prep, all the materials used to prepare the Mike Church show, 2015 Edition. The Wounded War Heroes Project is a worthy charity for our men returning from the horrors of war a little less whole than they began their tours. Make plans to attend the banquet here in Mandeville this Saturday night or make a donation to the fund where ALL proceeds go to the vets.“What you say about the present state of mankind is true: indeed, it is even worse than you say. For they neglect not only the law of Christ but even the Law of Nature as known by the Pagans. For now they do not blush at adultery, treachery, perjury, theft and the other crimes which I will not say Christian Doctors, but the Pagans and the Barbarians have themselves denounced. They err who say ‘the world is turning pagan again.’ Would that it were! The truth is that we are falling into a much worse state. ‘Post-Christian man’ is not the same as ‘pre-Christian man.’ He is as far removed as virgin is from widow: there is nothing in common except want of a spouse; but there is a great difference between a spouse-to-come and a spouse lost.” . – C.S. Lewis
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The Curse of Modernity: Lately we have covered our pathetic anti-cult, culture or as I have turned it, this septyic tank of non-belief beliefs we call a culture. Now comes a brilliant essay on the matter and on what “relic” from the past that actually holds out the sole possibility of rebuilding Christendom. READ THIS and then READ IT AGAIN, excerpt:
“Modernity does not believe in submission, worship, hierarchy, order, duty, and discipline, and therefore, to seek after modern symbols of these things is a false game, for modernity has none to supply. By rejecting both the natural and the supernatural, it has rejected anything even naturally useful that could be taken up into the service of the liturgy.”
DeceptiCONNED: How Rand Paul got the upper hand on Mitch McConnell and the war-hawk police state madmen who “think” like him. The Patriot Act’s section 215 is now DEAD, if only for a day or so and the fact that Republicans are the driving partisan force of Big Brother and his insatiable appetite. I’ve been saying and writing this for years, maybe now some more of you will believe it.
DeceptiCONNED II: Lindsay Graham launches his campaign to be elected America’s perpetual Commander In Chief by repeating the same hackneyed phrases war-hawks have been selling to war thirsty Americans for years. You would think they’d have no gas left in the tank or countries left with infrastructure for us to bomb but alas, to hear Senator Bomb-a-lot tell it, our weakness is their strength.
The sad saga of Bruce Jenner becomes more farcical by the day and now “Caitlyn” has engaged in the boring modern pseudo-art of redefining terms to suit the latest fit of moral relevancy. Now “free” can be used to describe the status in life one may use to describe a separation from the body God blessed you with at birth when it as just as accurate to say that Jenner has traded one corporeal prison for another. The struggles Jenner dealt with as a “misplaced” male are the sins of despair and a rejection of the Grace needed to conquer it, changing gender will not remove those struggles. They have now been compounded by the very public apostasy of questioning God’s beautifully mysterious but unknowable intentions for creating us the way he does. Aaron Wolf sees this error as I do.
The Ice World of Hoth may actually be in a treaty with the U.S. that requires us to repel invading Imperial Walkers commanded by Darth Vader seeing as how we are treaty bound to defend one quarter of the rest of planet Earth
The Devil Mad them do it: Allegedly Catholic, St Louis University removes beautiful statue of Fr. de Smet “Blackrobe” that shows him in the act of converting a kneeling Indian. The statue was deemed by the sump pump minders of our septic tank anti-cult as “not culturally sensitive”
The Devil Made Them Do It II: Just as predicted, the advent of polygamy and polyamory are now at hand as Ross Douthat reminds us in yesterday’s NY Times. “And we also know that “polygamy” is just the uncool, biblical-sounding term of art. Call it polyamory or “ethical nonmonogamy” and suddenly you have a less disreputable demographic interested — not only the commune-and-granola set, but the young and fashionable in Silicon Valley, where it’s just another experiment in digital-age social life.”
What REALLY went wrong with Ireland’s Catholics who have rejected their own constitution’s requirement to subject all law to the eternal law of God and his Holy Church? Reverence to the Mass and the God the Mass glorifies is the problem or “pathology” as Fr. Prior of Ireland explains it
Where are the ethics among those trolling comment areas on internationally read, American websites including “conservative” Fox News. Taking “advantage” of the opportunity to bash Obama and Biden, people cheer Beau Biden’s tragic death and then for extra credit John Kerry breaking his leg. Not to be outdone, progressives then cheer on ISIS taking out the alleged Christians mocking the Bidens. SAD
DeceptiCON, Epic Fail: Last minute shrieking and warning about the end of days coming as a result of NSA warrantless wiretapping coming to a close. Senator Paul has now made his point the question is now, how long will this small victory for the Constitution, a rarity indeed, last?
To drive home the futility of even a Rand Paul presidency, the roll call vote on approving debate of the “FREEDOM ACT” shows that a President Paul veto would be easily overridden sans a massive influx in moderate, non-interventionists, committed constitution oath takers. If that happens, we wouldn’t need Senator turned President Paul because the union would be dissembled and re-ordered
Has the AntiChrist finally arrived in the person of Lucifer, a soon to be tested, Fox TV comedy about the “good” side of the devil. If you had any doubt as to what demonic spirits have been up to lately, here is Exhibit Z (there were 25 just last week). On the bright side, Christian moms have been gathering signatures on a petittion to stop this latest march to the bottom of our cultural septic tank
You’ll do gay and like it: The Obama Administration sets the table for the MORE compassionate conservatism of the Jeb Bush administration to REQUIRE LGBT workers in any entity that applies or receives “federal grants”. Opposition to this is of course laughable considering the source of said grants is now 81% enamored with homosexuals and their “marriages”. Question: what usually happens to a fad when it has run its course? Followup: will the promoters of this perverted fad use the law to compel fans to remain “gay” about it? I suspect this is heard in 13 or 14 “Christian volunteers dorms. “Gotta keep that stolen government loot flowing, babe, we have another big-screen to buy….—k God!” And the 81% sing…doot, dee doot, doot, ddot dee doot, doot dee doot, doot….
Gee how unOriginal: Chris Christie joins every other DeceptiCON in bashing Senator Rand Paul’s views on foreign policy and ISIS. If all the war-hawks are ganging up on Paul, then he MUST be doing something right
Bobby Jindal: Just another cliche spouting DeceptiCON, willing to promote the very un-Christian Iraq War that continues to pay lethal dividends for all involved in its deceitful instigation. Of course when you are stumping for a cabinet position in the Jeb Bush administration, jingoism is a requirement
Like Nixon without Cronkite, can America lose her “Christians”? In the abstract the answer is of course no, for she would no longer be America but more likely be called Leshomohedoninica™. This reflects the “public mood” over “moral issues” that the Gallup Organization says have gone decidedly “Left”. This survey shows that near super-majorities of Americans are promoters of same-sex sodomy – 63% – but don’t worry the same hedonists reserve their and their children’s “straight” rights to pre-marital sex and the kids it produces by 61%. But wait, like a bad TV infomercial, there’s more. Since 2001 the number of morally upright Americans who now support bigamy/polygamy has more than DOUBLED. Surely the reign of Emperor Nero has finally been eclipsed, all hear vox de perversum populi. How long before the Gallup poll takers elect their own ersatz Emperor Nero, fully expecting him to become food for the judgement porn mob while the mob plays home versions Nero’s “lifestyle choices”, such as:
“He corrupted free-born boys and seduced married women; he even forced himself on the Vestal Virgin Rubria. He almost married the freedwoman Acte, after bribing some ex-consuls to swear on oath that she was of royal birth. He castrated the boy Sporus and actually tried to turn him into a woman; then Nero held a marriage ceremony in the usual way, with a dowry and a bridal veil, took him home, accompanied by a crowd of followers, and treated him as his wife. You can still hear the joke at the time, that the world would have been better of if Nero’s father Domitius had married a wife like Sporus. He took this Sporus, all dressed up like an empress and carried along in a litter, to the assemblies and markets of Greece; soon after this he took him round the image-market in Rome, repeatedly kissing him. No one doubted that he wanted sexual relations with his own mother, and was prevented by her enemies, afraid that this ruthless and powerful woman would become too strong with this sort of special favour. What added to this opinion was that he included among his mistresses a certain prostitute who they said looked very like Agrippina. They also say that, whenever he rode in a litter with his mother, the stains on his clothes afterwards proved that he had indulged in incest with her.” – Suetonius on the Reign of Nero
DeceptiCONNED: Just how much of our children’s lives have been spent in wartime and peacetime? This chart from WaPo staff writers shows that if you were born after 9-11, you have spent 100% of your life with your patriam at war.
DeceptiCONNED II: Noted “liberal” columnist Dana Milbank proclaims that the campaign of Senator Rand Paul is over because he “went Left” by opposing never-ending wars, crony capitalism and that old hippie act of über Communism” composting!
Til death do us not part: Nebraska opts to abolish the death penalty and is hailed as being the first “conservative state” to see the light. But folks, the death penalty IS a proper extension of government authority in some cases and should be kept available for THOSE rare instances
I have been studying Philosophia Perennis for 6 months now and have learned enough from Br. Francis to recognize faulty philosophy and brother you will find an eyeful in Rod Dreher’s quoting of “radical writer…Chris Hedges” and our lack of hope optimism and magical thinking which Hedges confuses as a lack of Wisdom when he actually means knowledge and Knowledge when he actually means Wisdom.
Former SecDef Robert Gates tells Boy Scouts to replace their white flag with a rainbow colored one because society is changing. Telling the organization to join the mob on its express elevator to hell is not sound advice, Robert. “We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be. The status quo in our movement’s membership standards cannot be sustained. We cannot ignore growing internal challenges to our current membership policy from some councils. Nor can we ignore the social, political and juridical changes taking place in our country — changes taking place at a pace over this past year no one anticipated.”
When Our Lady appeared to the children at Fatima, among what visions she shared with them was that all nations will “spread Russia’s errors throughout the world”. She was speaking of then Leninist and soon to be Stalinist Russia. Those errors would include prohibitions against the Holy Mass, legalizing of abortion and countrywide elimination of moral standards of conduct through efforts to shut down the Catholic Church’s activities in Russia. Pope Pius the XI, warned of what Communism’s “errors” were, see if any of this sounds like today’s news. “[communism presents] a propaganda so truly diabolical that the world has perhaps never witnessed its like before. It is directed from one common center. It is shrewdly adapted to the varying conditions of diverse peoples. It has at its disposal vast financial resources, gigantic organizations, international congresses and countless trained workers. It makes use of pamphlets and reviews of cinema, theatre and radio, of schools and universities [a list to which must now be added television and our very churches]. Little by little it penetrates into all classes of the people and even reaches the better?minded groups of the community with the result that few are aware of the poison which increasingly pervades their minds and hearts.” Ireland has now thrown in with the Communists and the laborers of Uncle Screwtape with it’s endorsement of Sodomy as “marriage” and new push to legalize ghastly abortions.
The Benedict Option will become necessary after the U.S. goes Ireland, assures Fr. Dwight Longenecker
St Patrick is kicked out of Ireland and Masha Gessen is made the Emerald Isle’s patron “Saint” as a LANDSLIDE vote delivers Ireland to the Gaystapo
State governments need to be starved to fix the federal monstrosity: In 1974 Mordor on the Potomac granted out $24 billion to the states, last year the 17 trillion headed hydra granted out 640 BILLION. William F Buckley’s eldest brother makes a compelling case that these grants are unconstitutional and need to be eliminated to fix the federal monster. I have been arguing this point for years and agree
Buchanan: The U.S. is following Europe straight to the gates of hell by shrugging off her status as a Christian nation and becoming pagan and atheist, despite our history and tradition. “On the old and new continents, it is the native-born of European ancestry who are de-Christianizing, aging and dying. And the nations they created are the ones depopulating. To occupy Rome, the barbarians came from the east and north. To occupy the West, they are coming from the south. And like the Romans of the fourth century, we seem paralyzed and powerless to stop them.”
NeverEnding War Fever- The war hawks who have lusted after a conflict in Syria may have finally succeeded in beginning operations there to assist our new “rebel friends” …in concert with the Ottoman empire!
Obama bin Lyin’ II: Philip Giraldi confirms most of Sy Hersh’s bombshell expose of how Osama bin Laden was really killed
Matt Walsh’s posits that the reason Christianity is in decline is because Christianity isn’t very Christian anymore and cannot possibly compete with 24/7 streaming “Reality TV”, “Internet only TV Series”, digital devices that chirp and buzz and deliver all the aforementioned content and all the other lame attempts to put Christ into the world he is to help us escape
FLASHBACK: Before Liberty The God That Failed, there was Democracy The God That Failed and the great Joseph Sobran explained just why it had and will continue to fail
Remember the good old days of daily body counts and the laughable Code Pink demonstrations against our greatest military achievement ever-the Iraq War? Yeah I don’t remember them, either but the “Code Pinkos” look like the only sane people in those Iraq “surge” hearings now. The world is NOT better off because of the Iraq War.
Bring back the Divine Right of Kings? Michael Brendan Dougherty pens the biggest political shocker of this decade in a brief review of the “Black Spider Letters” written by soon to become King, Prince Charles. In this review, MBD marvels at the über conservatism of Charles including his insistence that the glistening towers of progress and big box centers of processed gluttony that dot the urban and suburban landscapes have come at the price of the natural, traditional and the beautiful
DeceptiCONNED: The new, new Iraq war bravado and revision misses the point what really is to blame for the atrocities of 2003-2009: the lies and cunning deceit employed by Pres. Bush and all his Men.
Has the era of the documentary film arrived!? Even though Road To Independence and Spirit of 76 are not mentioned, this is a pretty fair listing of documentaries worthy of your rental dollars that also won’t insult your intellect
Messianic Rabbi CONDEMNS the American people for their willful perversions and obsession with the material over the spiritual in all affairs including the spiritual. Johnathan Cahn holds nothing back in predicting a Great Purge if course is not shifted.
Bom bom bo du dom BOM, bom bom bo du BOM bom, (hmm it and you’ll know the melody) The Empire has now reclaimed every penny that was allegedly “sequestered” from the “defense budget” AND is on course to begin increases so the lustful cries of war, emanating from the GOP controlled House & Senate, can proceed. Heaven help us
Ross Douthat corrects the misguided notion that it is the CHURCH that fails to deliver when it should be more precisely put that it is the people OF the Church who fail and that failure is lame compared to the trillion dollar disaster that is the secular welfare/slavery state Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge, that secular lurch of faux charity?
This piece from G.K. Chesterton is a good starting place to discuss genuine charity as opposed to its secular, prideful counterpart.
DeceptioCONNED II: The Wall Street Journal tries to blame Patrick J Buchanan for the demise of the GOP, the demise of the middle-class and just about everything else the diabolical “conservative” alliance with Progressives known as neoconservatism has produced. Buchanan is having none of it…
The problem with asking Republicans if “they would have invaded Iraq (in 2003)” is contained in the false premise that preventitive war is an appropriate foreign policy tool, it is not. If we glean anything from the study and contemplation of Just Wars it must be that intervention and lethal military force is always the wrong choice because the campaign is guaranteed to cause the murder of innocents
Are the “rise of the nones” really a sign that the current apostasy has reached its zenith and the dawn of a new Christendom is upon us!? Some people think that is what is afoot but I would counter that the intellectual basis for this revival has NOT yet been laid as I point out here
FLASHBACK: I predicted this 3 years ago when Masha Gessen gave her speech on the real agenda of the promoters of homosexual “marriage”- the END of marriage; a goal so diabolical Uncle Screwtape himself couldn’t concoct “What the world needs now, are Saints, sweet Saints…”.
READ MIKE’S ESSAY “ARE YOU SEEKING THE MEANING OF LIFE THROUGH ISLAM? THERE’S MORE MEANING IN A STONE”
What did Lewis Mumford know in 1961 that too many people still do not know today? In his History of The City, Mumford demolished the idea that locomotion via car to far away jobs so one can live in suburbia which necessitates the long commute to begin with. I’ve been probing this paradigm for the past few years before I had ever read Mumford but am now inspired to read more and continue the inquiry. You know the whole school of thought that says that contraception and abortion are no big deals and are just “choices” that free people must be allowed to make? Those issues are what informs our yewts that homosexual marriage and the sex that goes with it are cool because they are practicing the same genitalia arousal with no intention to create and cherish the life it is supposed to produce.
SCOTUS to balk at Same Sex Marriage endorsement? Reading the highlights of the oral arguments could produce the prospect that the Justices are loathe to side with those who wish to alter “marriage” to conform to the new, asexual definition which is the same as abolishing the current definition.
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The history of the “Fairness Doctrine” shows that even IF the FCC is successful in ignoring the courts and defying Congress there will always be room for the hope of a future appeal succeeding
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Read Mike Church’s essay – God and Man at Richmond-Challenging the status quo of “separation of Church and State”
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Q: Was the 14th Amendment ever ratified? A: No, and Forrest MacDonald has the proof.
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Today’s Latin Phrase of the Day: “Boni judicis est ampliare jurisdictionem,” Good judges seek to increase (amplify) their jurisdiction