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 -“This New Paganism is already a world of its own. It bulks large, and it is certainly going to spread and occupy more and more of modern life. It is exceedingly important that we should judge rightly and in good time of what its effects will probably be, for we are going to come under the influence of those effects to some extent, and our children will come very strongly under their influence. Those effects are already impressing themselves profoundly upon the Press, conversation, laws, building, and intimate habits of our time.” – Hilaire Belloc
Today’s second place veritas et sapientia:
Catechism over Constitution.
— Tommy Tighe (@theghissilent) June 21, 2016
The Beck Option Never Imagined The Washington-Madison Option – Those clamoring for a “return to the Constitution” can never clear the hurdle that the United States didn’t ever adhere to the Constitution in the devout, flawless manner that Glen Beck and David Bartonites fantasize that we did. We DID however have some statesman who counseled against “standing armies” and going abroad “in search of monsters to destroy”. I see no hope whatsoever for dismantling this 10 million man strong standing army-that includes contractors and other assorted parasites-but there is hope to continue withdrawing our consent toward forming new political entities/republics/federations. This editorial from men claiming the nomenem hodiem George Washington and James Madison!
DeceptiCONNED The Looming, unDeclared War With Russia – 50 war mongers wishing to export “‘Murican Exceptionalism” via rainbow bomb warheads dropped on the royal palace of Syria’s Bashar al Assad have written a letter to President Obama demanding he initiate WW III. That “employees” in the State Department think they have a say so in war policy is offensive and repugnant to the Constitutionalist in me. That they’ve given absolutely 2 shakes of a lambs tail over whether the action is Just is beyond injurious to our Christian faith it is a large, flashing neon sign that says “Neo-Paganistan, firt alabaster city on the right. Patrick J. Buchanan is equally shocked by the callous march to WW III as if this is what MUST occur: “Does anyone think these things through? Wherever, across the Middle East, we have plunged in to wage war—Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria—people continue to suffer and die, and we are ensnared. Have we not fought enough wars in this Godforsaken region?”
“Trumpzilla Down, I!”So Sayeth CNN-FOX and the Hillary Industrial Complex Establishment – The “establishment” just cannot fathom that someone can compete in one of their meticulously rigged “elections” without using their methods, honed at the expense of tens of trillions in unearned wealth gleaned from the sheople and augmented by a “tax code” written for their and their-own’s benefit. This article claims that Trump “is broke” and his campaign on a “downward spiral” but note what metric this audacious claim is made against: “Comparisons with the 2012 presidential race at this point are equally stark. Trump’s campaign committee raised $5.6 million, to Clinton’s $26.4 million. Mitt Romney’s campaign pulled in $23.4 million, versus $39.1 million for Obama. Cash-on-hand for Team Romney was $85.6 million; for Team Obama, $142.1 million.” – Got that citizen? Either “raise funds” the way Mitt for Brains Romney did and run your campaign the way we designed this rigged system to be run in or we’ll write about your defeat even though it is 5 months from happening. Do these imbeciles actually not read? Listen? Trump’s campaign has been successful BECAUSE he doesn’t have a well oiled political machine. Good grief, the Establishment mocking him just makes it more likely he’ll trounce Hillary.
DeceptiCONNED: G.I. Jane Becoming a Reality Thanks To “Conservatives” In Congress. A Revolt From The Faithful Is Called For – The Congress will vote for and pass a military “funding bill” that will include the edict that our daughters MUST register for the selective service. If that doesn’t convince us that this atrocity we call a government is not worthy of our allegiance and citizenship in, what will!? On the same question, what kind of an army will be raised by this act of cowardice? One worthy of our material support and patriotic devotion? Fr. Alexander Webster says The Church must oppose this move by ACTION not just blathering on social media: “We are already in the penultimate stage of a slippery slope to an ostensibly sex-less—though, in truth, obsessively “gender”-conscious—military. Through a toxic combination of relentless social activism, legislation, administrative policies, and silent acquiescence by our senior military leaders the American military structure and culture have gradually become fundamentally transformed. Whereas women were to be protected as “non-combatants” in the 1940s, now every military occupational specialty (MOS) is open to women who “qualify”—including the male bastions of combat infantry and armor, close-quarter submarines, the Army Ranger Regiment and Delta Force, and the vaunted Navy Seals. With women now eligible to serve in any military capacity anywhere in the battlespace—on land, at sea, or in the air—the final target of “gender-neutral” military activists is draft registration of women “equally” with men. In an international crisis that could entail actual conscription of men and women into the armed forces.”
Still Think That Homosexuality is NOT a Mental Disorder That Requires Treatment, Prayer & Conversion? Here’s More Proof – A “lesbian couple” has told BuzzFeed that they are forcing “their son” to enter “queer” relationships. One of the child abusers granted parental and protected status reveals her moral debasement saying “their son” might have been an masculine, “olympic athlete in his former life”. So neo-pagan belief in transcendentalism, karma and the like is now all the rage with the homosexual crowd. Great, let’s have more pluralism! But wait, you haven’t heard the child abuse, yet: “This is where he starts learning what things are. And so I hate the idea that he’s getting it imprinted on him that people who look like this are boys, and people who look like that are girls.”
Mother Mary Appears At Fatima & Moves The Sun, Delivers A Warning= *Yawn*, A Rainbow Appears At Orlando Vigil = “And The Crowd Lost It”! – News outlets are reporting that tens of thousands showed up for a late evening candlelight vigil to honor those slain at the Pulse nightclub last Sunday. During the event a rainbow appears overhead “and the crowd lost it”, reports NBC News:
— Amanda Ober (@AmandaOberWESH) June 19, 2016
Recall that God made the first recorded rainbow as a symbol to Noah’s family that the flood had ended and that God would not destroy the world by water again. I’ll leave it to your fertile imagination why God might bring forth a rainbow over this prayer and Godless vigil but “warning, warning————-” comes to my mind. Here’s the science behind a rainbow, note, no homosexuals are needed to bring one about. Maybe a refresher course in Rainbow 101 will help those thinking caps:
“And God said: This is the sign of the covenant which I give between me and you, and to every living soul that is with you, for perpetual generations.  I will set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be the sign of a covenant between me, and between the earth.  And when I shall cover the sky with clouds, my bow shall appear in the clouds:  And I will remember my covenant with you, and with every living soul that beareth flesh: and there shall no more be waters of a flood to destroy all flesh.”
Will You Go LGBTQ Or Will You Go Carmelite? – In case you haven’t noticed this month is “gay pride” month and our Leviathan is now force feeding homosexual “embracing” on its employees and contractors. This is in contrast to just 1 year ago when “tolerance” was the buzzword, but just as I have been predicting, tolerance is no longer acceptable because the thought that homosexuality is an unnatural sin, a crime against nature and against God might remain in the faithful’s heads and that will not be tolerated. Notice how toleration is now failing those who were once the alleged targets of tolerance? This is the logical progression of Mammon’s plan to forcibly remove all residual Grace from our governments, permanently, under penalty of law, driving God out of all public affairs. This is the stoicism (a blind devotion to an imposed rule of conduct devoid of moral examination) that we can see in the goose-stepping North Koreans, the 1930-45 Germans, the Chinese Red Army that enforced Mao’s 5 year plans and i also the ultimate outcome of Marx’s warped philosophy of materialism. This does not end well for Christians, folks, but don’t worry, Olive Garden will still be there to serve the converts to neo-paganism.
It’s Fathers Day WEEKEND, Thank A Dad For Staying Married, Staying A Patriarch And Unclogging The Toilet – One of my favorite writers these days is Gracie Olmstead. She has the skill to navigate our fallen era and yet find Grace in it and we should be thankful for that. St Teresa of Avila once counseled against “dour Saints” which unfortunately many of us have become (no, I’m not proclaiming us Saints), not seeing that the challenge of our time is to deliver patriarchal leadership AND comfort to our flocks viz our families. Olmstead: “Also, these men don’t demand thanks at nearly the velocity or frequency I often see from women. We want to be thanked and acknowledged for everything we do—and it’s not necessarily wrong for us to do so. But alongside our demand for thanks, we often negate the grueling, dangerous, demanding work that men so often take on. When I thank my husband for the work he does around the home, he often laughs. “It’s my job,” he says. “Why would I expect you to thank me for doing my job?”
Will You Go Trans or Will You Go Carmelite To The Gallows? – Canada is now 1 vote and their confused “President’;s” signature away from outlawing the result of God’s benevolent handiwork at Creation: eliminating sex distinctions. Whether we like it or not, our elite ruling masters have thrown all-in with Mammon and have thus lost their tenuous attachment to reality. As Chesteron said, we are now the few living Remnant, swimming upstream against the unholy dead: “In short, the whole world being divided about whether the stream was going slower or faster, became conscious of something vague but vast that was going against the stream. Both in fact and figure there is something deeply disturbing about this, and that for an essential reason. A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.”
You WILL Go Trans or Carmelit, “Whether You Like It or Not” – The insult that Congress actually has the collected brains to choose who should be a “Fulbright Scholar” and go abroad representin’ ‘Muricah is embarrassing and repugnant to the Constitution, is enough. That they are now being sent forth to force-feed our warped denial of God’s Created Order of Man and Woman “whether those countries like it or not” is now diabolical.
Brexit, Stage Right. Enter Sancta Dei Genetrix, Stage Left? – It is becoming ever more likely that 6 days from now The U.K. will vote to leave the corruptocrats at the EU and resumes their independent place in the world and on the high seas. What is mildly encouraging here is that the British people have lost the ability to trust their government and the politicians that populate it. This is the logical and predictable end result of 500 years of power flowing upward, from fallen man at the expense of the residual Grace left from the Kingship of Christ the Europeans have been running from. The question now remains, will the West jettison what is ultimately the government of Mammon, beg forgiveness, perform acts of piety and humility and return to Christendom or continue in Sin and bring about a correction from above? Will Europe pick up their Rosaries and call out for the Mother of God to crush the head of the Mohammedan serpent as she did so many times before? Sancta Dei Genetrix, efficiamur promisionibus Christi!
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 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.”