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Just Say No: The Papa Francis Option, An Official Copout For Lukewarm, Catholic Ninnies – It had to happen. The culmination of the anti-Pope’s CRUSADE, the anti-Church needed to become its own “thing”, so say hello to The Francis Option for Evangelizing a World in Flux (I’m not making this up). This is badddddd folks and not even original. From the “Option” piece by Austen Ivereigh we get “the plan”.
“Both [Rod] Dreher and Francis agree — in line with Benedict XVI, and with the forecast in Romano Guardini’s 1950 The End of the Modern World — that Christendom is over and irrecoverable, and that it is futile and counter-productive to invest energy and resources in unwinnable political battles that only reinforce the idea of Christianity as a set of ethical precepts that the Church seeks to impose via the state. new meeting place today is the “cloud”, characterized by instability since everything evaporates and thus loses consistency’… Yet where Dreher advocates a strategy of resistance and retreat into what he calls ‘stable communities of faith’, little islands ‘of sanctity and stability amid the high tide of liquid modernity’, Francis, drawing on the vision of Vatican II mediated through the Latin American pastoral experience of the people of God, calls for something far more radical: the rebirth of a new Christian culture.”
What, what what! the Hades is wrong the current and the old “Christian”!? Dreher unpacks much of what is wrong with Ivereigh’s “Option” in this piece co-written by Catholic activist Larry Chapp who has founded and lives on the Dorothy Day Catholic Workers Farm. Chapp’s response begins with a statement of what should be obvious: Pope Francis isn’t Catholic in the classical sense of the word and neither is his gang of homosexual apologists and “pastoral mercy” dealers (read, sin enablers).
“the “Francis Option” that seeks only to build bridges and to build a new Christian culture from below by reminding people of God’s mercy. You cannot make this up. Are they this naive? Do they really think the issue is that people are alienated from the Church because they think it lacks mercy? That people are just waiting around for God to forgive them of their sins? Do they not know that it is the very concept of sin that has been rejected and thus the entire Christian narrative, root and branch, has been rejected? These people really do not get it. Or maybe they do. Maybe they know that nobody is waiting for mercy and all they want to do is approve of what is happening in the culture.” [emphasis mine – M.C.]
Hilltops, farms in the middle of nowhere, catacombs were part of our humorous “what are they going to force us into next” dialogue – its not funny anymore, its actually happening and its happening fast. Perhaps reading up on what Saint Benedict actually did and following that through a modern paradigm is the way forward? Oremus. MORE.
Big Mouth Gets Away With Teen Porn While Apu Gets Killed Off – Well, its official: Apu, the convenience store owner in the Simpson’s, will be quietly taken off the show because a gaggle of #SJW creeps say the white guy creator was exploiting the Asian. Pradheep Shanker mourns Apu’s demise and what it means for the growing zeitgeist of only allowing opinions that comport precisely with the minority report, complaint of the month club’s current preferences,
“I take Kondabolu at his word that he wanted Apu to survive this, but the reality is that many of his supporters wanted Apu to be deleted from our historical memory, and they’ve gotten their wish. This is how these cultural battles inevitably conclude, and Kondabolu was naïve to think otherwise. Comedy great Mel Brooks once said that our ‘stupidly politically correct’ culture would result in the death of comedy. I think he is being proven right.”
These millennial buffoons don’t know comedy, they know perversion and perverts and turn those same pervert’s inability to control their perversions – read sins – into jokes – see the Netflix show Big Mouth – and get laughs from a growing audience of…you guessed it perverts. If you doubt this, check out the story of “comedienne” Sarah Silverman telling Howard Stern what she and her friend Louis C.K. do when they’r “hanging out”. Stern laughed, his boobus engineerus crew laughed but its not funny. Sin is being normalized and good humor is being banned.
The ChiComs Are NOT Going All Catholic-y – The Catholic News Agency reports the latest act of Comunist rage against the rising Catholic Faith in China: The destruction of a pair of shrines to Our Lady.
According to reports from AsiaNews, government authorities destroyed the Marian shrines of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows in Dongergou (Shanxi), and Our Lady of Bliss, also known as Our Lady of the Mountain, in Anlong (Guizhou). The shrines were pilgrimage sites for both the official Chinese Catholic Church and the “underground” Catholic Church in China.
So much for Papa Francis’ “trust the Chinese government” pronouncements.
What To Think of The Pittsburg Massacre? That It Was NOT Trump’s Fault – David Harsanyi comments on the massacre of Jews attending services at a Pittsburg Synagoge.
If you think Trump should bring down the temperature, you have a point. If you think Trump should turn down the temperature but you fail to mention that a progressive yelling about “health care” tried to assassinate the entire GOP leadership on a baseball field, you don’t really care about the temperature. If you fail to mention that Democrats have been accusing Republicans of wanting to the kill the poor and young, of trying to destroy the planet, of being “terrorists” after every school shooting, you don’t care about the temperature. If you rationalize mob behavior every time you don’t get your way in the electoral process, you don’t care about the temperature. And if your first instinct is to play politics with tragedy for partisan gain, you are part of the problem.
Immediately following the shooting news, the usual suspects reacted with the usual unhinged fury: Trump did it.
Chris Ferrara: The Day of The Duds – The Hot Dog Bomber is no bomber at all and Chris Ferrara nails that point in Day of The Duds and Day of The Duds Pt 2.
“Also seemingly intent on maximizing the “threat” posed by Sayoc’s props was FBI director Christopher Wray. Having failed to execute Peter Strozk’s “insurance policy” for the ouster of President Trump by framing him for the non-existent, non-crime of “colluding with the Russians,” the Federal Bureau of Insurrection now clearly has a motive to exploit Sayoc’s supposedly pro-Trump hoax as the Deep State’s latest to bid delegitimize the Trump presidency.”
The FBI has become the go to agency for libtards – recall how they obsessed over Brett Kavanaugh being subjected to his 7th investigation – that would supposedly turn up evidence he was a serial gang rapist – are now calling a clearly fruit-loop Trump supporter the “MAGA Bomber” when, as Ferrara points out – there are NO BOMBS!
Ba-alifornia Is Now Actually Promoting Itself As A Satanic Destination – If you drive Interstate 5 in Ba’alifornia you will see two signs of the “Adopt a Highway” type that read “The Art of Satan”…. no joke. John Horvat has started a petition to have them removed but what ought to really be removed is legalized acceptance of religious plurality that makes this stuff possible. See my article on restoring the Kingship of Christ for His feast day.
Michael Moore Distributes Film Showing The Hot Dog Bomber At Trump Rally – Moore sent a film crew to a Trump rally in Florida shortly after Trump’s inauguration and lo and behold – there is Cesar Sayoc – the man fingered as the Hot Dog Bomber, weilding a “CNN Sucks” sign similar to the one plastered on the side of his now infamous #MAGA Bomber van. What Moore does with the footage is try and paint Sayoc as a typical MAGA fan with “fear in his eyes”, a fear that “10,000 years of patriarchy” is being stolen from men like him by Hillary et al. I don’t know who’s more psychotic, Sayoc for his unhinged political activism or Moore for his unhinged view of everyone that disagrees with him as being a threat to civilization.
Remember That Bridge In MD That Lost Its Troll, Michael Avenatti? Levenworth Is About To Get Him – Finally! Senator Charles Grassley has ordered a criminal investigation be opened into the charge that porn-star lawyer Michael Avenatti lied to Congress. From an NBC News story on this we find that the Troll fabricated evidence and attributed it to a still “anonymous” woman.
“But reached by phone independently from Avenatti on Oct. 3, the woman said she only “skimmed” the declaration. After reviewing the statement, she wrote in a text on Oct. 4 to NBC News: ‘It is incorrect that I saw Brett spike the punch. I didn’t see anyone spike the punch…I was very clear with Michael Avenatti from day one.'”
Read the whole report, it is a damning indictment that details the Troll’s footloose treatment of what amounts to rumors and gossip and treating it as “sworn testimony”. Let His justice be done…swiftly. There’s a bridge on a road to federal prison that needs its troll.
And Then They Came For Megyn Kelley… – We have reached peak insanity, peak detachment from reality, peak rejection of the root of our civilization, Catholicity. I’m not apologizing for Megyn Kelley but simply pointing out the silliness of “feelings being hurt” when a child dresses in blackface for Halloween. My first reaction to this last night, on Twitter:
We have now reached peak #SJW #insanity: #MegynKelly is OUT at NBC just 48 hours after defending blackface.#NBC snowflakes were “disgusted” by Kelley’s words. REALLY? In 2012 29,332 BLACK babies were killed by abortion in #NYC, were/are U “disgusted”!? https://t.co/x8cycw2xsR
— Mike Church (@TheKingDude) October 26, 2018
Trick Or Treat Saint Charlie [Brown]! – John Horvat asks the question: Can Halloween be Re-Christianized? In his exploration Horvat weaves a detailed history of the “holiday” (a word conjugated from the Catholic calendar’s myriad of “Holy days”) and then asks the titular question.
“Thus, any Christianized celebration of Halloween needs to reinforce the idea that there is a cultural battle going on between the forces of good and evil. Hell exists, and its fires must be avoided. What better way to demonstrate these truths than to point out the macabre manifestations of evil that appear everywhere during Halloween.”
Translation: Start celebrating Halloween as a Catholic, invite others to join you and pray for those who refuse.
The Republican Workers Party, Led By President Trump, Could Actually Be a “Thing” – F.H. Buckley has a new book just out (I will try and snag an interview): The Republican Workers Party: How the Trump Victory Drove Everyone Crazy, and Why It Was Just What We Needed. That’s quite a title but it is largely correct isn’t it? Daniel McCarthy has a review of the book that contains this little nugget, see if you recognize these words.
“The Republican Workers Party isn’t primarily about economics: quite the contrary, it’s about solidarity, humanity, and the Christian spirit of brotherhood. The book is informed by a religious sensibility as much as it is by policy acumen. But it’s a religious sensibility that addresses the soul through material conditions. Buckley is critical of attempts at a “moral rearmament crusade” that amounts to shaming the poor and blaming them for their own condition.”
I quote this passage not to accuse Buckley of lifting them from the CRUSADE Channel – he could have – but to point out that there is a growing number of authors, speakers, priests and other laity who are arriving at the conclusion I arrived at 5 years ago: to restore ‘Muricah restore The Faith!
The Demons Are Ascendent…. Florida Teens Plot To Murder Classmates To Worship Satan – I keep saying it and will keep saying it “The demons are ascendent; they’ve come for the children; and they will not take ‘no’ for an answer”. Behold:
Doug Bandow Says The World Owes The Hungarians A Debt But Misses The 800 Lb. Elephant In His Room – The newly ratifed Hungarian Constitution begins thus, but Bandow makes no mention of it, then again, what would we expect to see from the CATO Institute (N.B. Bandow’s piece is a really good read, I’m just pointing out what’s missing. – M.C.)
“God, Save Hungary National Commitment
We, the members of the Hungary Nation, assert our responsibility to say the following for all Hungary at the beginning of the millennium:
We are proud of the fact that our King Stephen, the Saintly Patron of the Hungarian State for a thousand years had built a secure foundation and placed our Fatherland in the line of Christian Europe.”
If the new Louisiana State Constitution began in similar fashion, we would really be onto something grand and maybe even holy, vivat Louisienne!
Still Paying Netflix Because You Like “Strange Things”? Its Perverts Have Struck Again Via “Big Mouth” – I cancelled my Netfilx membership 1 year ago when the teenage porn cartoon Big Mouth debuted (see screenshot inset and listen to this episode here). Now Big Mouth is introducing teenagers to the wonders of Planned Parenthood “clinics” while mocking the pro-life kids who don’t want to go there. Jack Fonseca, a spokesman for Campaign Life Coalition, told LifeSite News on Monday.
“This is more evidence that Netflix is becoming an evil media empire intent on corrupting its millions of young viewers with liberal ideology.”
Don’t be a party to this evil in any way shape or form folks. Call Netflix. Cancel Netflix and don’t listen to your friends who will say, “do you really think your cancellation is going to change their minds, Bob?” It may not change their minds but it will be imprinted on God’s.
Are There Saints Walking Among Us Still? Yes, Here IS One of Their Stories – My Irish buddy KV Turley has a knack for discovering the hidden, miraculous stories of people practicing their faith in the most trying and inhospitable of circumstances. Remember The Haunting of Fred Wolff? (Listen to it here) Well, let me warn you: you will remember the story of Chiarra Corbella Petrillo.
FAANG Is Steadily Moving To Eliminate Thoughts & Thinkers They Disapprove Of – Alex Jones was just the beginning of the purge, FAANG has begun while shoring up the popularity of their “approved” outlets. Recent document leaks show what Google is up to – stuff that Orwell, Bradbury and Dick couldn’t imagine to put in their dystopian warnings to us. Peter van Buren explains…
“As proof-of-concept—what they are capable of doing—the Google document cites Charlottesville. Following racial violence, Google, GoDaddy, and Cloudflare quietly ganged up to end their relationships with The Daily Stormer, “effectively booting it off the Internet.” Google noted that, “while some free speech advocates were troubled by the idea that ‘a voice’ could be silenced at its source, others were encouraged by the united front the tech firms put up.” Same with Alex Jones, as corporations serially kicked him off their sites. Facebook and Twitter also actively censor, with Facebook removing over 800 political pages for “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” an Orwellian term Facebook claims means they were not forums for “legitimate political debate.” [emphasis mine – MC]
Van Buren’s conclusion is even more ominous.
“Like some TV murder mystery, Google is perched on the edge of a making a terrible decision, having tested opportunity, means, and method. All that’s left is to pull the trigger.”
Using the metaphor of shooting a gun is appropriate here. The American and British governments have been successful in changing the war and media paradigms, they maintain control of one but have now lost the other. We will all come to rue the day these two monsters were created.
What Would Catholic Yewts Say To King Solomon, “Bug Off You Old Bigot & Apologize For Sodom!” – The insanity meters would be off the charts if there were such devices. Under the pretension that #SJW “catholic” youths have some wise insight on how the moral and sexual teaching of the Catholic Church should “evolve” the Sodomite Synod in Rome is positively unbelievable, The AP reports that bishops are actually contemplating taking the young people’s “advice” and making it universal and binding. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.
Trump Admin Restores Birth Certificate Sanity, Warrenites’ Head’s Explode – There is absolutely nothing controversial about this story in Sunday’s NYT.
The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.
Horror! Shock! Boys born with penises are…wait for it…BOYS!!
Should Papa Francis Resign Asks William Kilpatrick? – Its a fair question after Vigano testimony #3.
The Sodomite Sacristans Are Now “Out” In The Open & Ascendent – Witness the scandalous, outrageous, blasphemous and sacrilegious “ministry” of the “Rainbow Warrior” priest, “Father” Michael Guimond.
But according to the now-scrubbed Rainbow Warrior Facebook page, where Guimon’s name and phone number appeared, the men discuss much more.
They talk about “how to meet other GBTQQ men for friendship and romantic relationships, to navigating the difficulties of using social media and apps such as Grindr, where men often post false pictures or simply want to have casual sex rather than more intimate relationships.” [emphasis mine – MC]
“Father” Guimond also claims to be the prior of the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows and was holding meetings of his “Rainbow Warriors” there until Lifesite News broke the story in great detail and asked for comment.
After LifeSiteNews contacted the archdiocese and the order, the Rainbow Warrior Facebook page disappeared, and the ManKindPride meetup site listing Our Lady of Sorrows as the group’s meeting site now lists it as meeting elsewhere.
Reparations Needed, NOW – Straight up, this outrage must be addressed with prayer reparations and it must be addressed now. You can start by joining my confraternity and our martyr patron Jaques Cathelineau – The CRUSADER Knights of The Holy Rosary.
Mary Is Woman Hear Her Roar – I follow some very outspoken “feminist” women on Twitter including the writer D.C. McAllister. Yesterday, after the latest President Trump Tweetrage™, “feminists” were ready to have him drawn and quartered for calling porn-star Stormy Daniels “horse face” among other sins against womandumb™. DC tweeted a few lines out on the matter and a woman named Tasha Bless chimed in with a comment on what feminism has accomplished for women. Look at what I politely pointed out to Ms. Bless and then her response, showing that True feminism, honoring women as mothers beginning with Christianity’s founding mother, Mary, is anathema to their continuing revolt against the natural order, to say nothing of the Christian one.
Wrong. Without #Christianity it would be ok for men to SELL or TRADE their wives or impress them into slavery; and its #Catholicity that venerates woman, beginning with the #BVM, #OurLady, #Mary. pic.twitter.com/QJdlLqe9Il
— Mike Church (@TheKingDude) October 16, 2018
The Greatest Schism In Christianity’s History Has The Media Demanding Answers of Pope Francis – Willis Krumholz and Robert Delahunty have penned a magnum opus on why Pope Francis MUST answer the charges leveled at his pontificate in the handling of the Uncle Ted McCarrick et al scandal. Krumholz and Delahunty tackel the subject with sharpened sabers.
Time To Dust Off The Rebel Flag As An Actual Battle Flag? – https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/what-national-review-gets-wrong-about-civil-war/
SAD: We All Had Sears Catalogues As Kids, Now No One Will Have One –
So You Want To Broadcast The Truth? Where’s The Radical Fun In That!? – Jim Vanderhei appropriately frets over the ratchet effect social media sensationalism is having on everything else; most of which used to be private business. Jim wonders how Truth and decency thrive in a media environment like ours?
“All the incentives on social media and in politics favor the radical: If you want clicks, viewers, donors, followers, retweets or votes, there’s no market for moderation or the middle.” [emphasis mine – MC]
I have spent a LOT of time on Twitter the last week, it is a sea of never-ending outrage with very little comraderie or pursuit of conserving the Good, True and Beautiful.
Sir Charles Coulombe: Bringing The Old World Into The New Requires A Return To Order – The one thing barely anyone spends anytime discussing on talk-radio these days is a restoration of the True Christian order; an order that requires us to live The Faith as it requires us and not require The Faith to be practiced as we wish to. Sir Charles Coulombe….
“How to address this wreck? First, we must live that Faith to the best of our abilities, despite the misdoings of prelates, priests, or laity. Secondly, in the public life of our own town, county, province/state, and nation, we must do whatever we can to steer affairs back in a Christward direction. Lastly, whatever remnants of old Christendom we find near us — be they real, revived, or imitation — let us nurture them as we may, and attempt to steer such institutions and practices back to their original intent. In that way, instead of being mere remnants, memorials of a better time, they may one day be the building blocks of a renewed Christendom, encompassing East and West, North and South, “in one fair realm of charity.” God speed the day!”
Gentlemen: Which of These Four Types of Man Are You? And Your Sons? – Regis Nicoll has separated modern men into 4 categories: Alpha Male, The Feminized Male, The über Male and the True Man. Read the characterizations and see which one best describes you and more importantly your son or grandson.Quoting comedian Michael Black, Nicoll observes.
“Men feel isolated, confused and conflicted about their natures. Many feel that the very qualities that used to define them—their strength, aggression and competitiveness—are no longer wanted or needed; many others never felt strong or aggressive or competitive to begin with. We don’t know how to be, and we’re terrified.”
Now, is that true or is it more accurate to say “We’re not allowed to be real men, and we’re terrified of the alternative”?
Every 500 Years There Is A Revolt Against Catholicism…The One We’re In Right Now Is The Worst of All – Ben Wicker gets right to the point in his essay about the cyclical, 500 year attack, weakening near death, revival cycle the Catholic Church endures but fears this one may take the whole edifice down with it, resulting in, you guessed it…. “catacombs dude.”
“So, this is a big crisis, arguably the biggest the Church has faced. That is why half-measures, bishops’ committees, solemn and airy declarations and stonewalling must stop. The Church must be scoured, and it seems that the laity must take the lead in the cleanup. At the end of my book The Reformation 500 Years Later, I argued that the two greatest enemies facing all Christians were Secularism and radical Islam. If I had waited a year to publish and known about the depth of the scandals, I would have named another.”
Wicker may not realize his minor contradiction here: The Church’s leaders ARE secularists, thus their flight away from orthodoxy and into novelty that’s now given way to normalizing perversion, cannot be of holy origins as surely as the pagan’s perversions it replaced were.
FLASHBACK-In July, 2015, The Remnant Newspaper Profiled The Mike Church Show – Membah…membah!? Fast forward to November of that year and Chris writes a followup “Too Catholic For Satellite Radio”. Thanks to Papa Francis deliberate attempt to bring an end to the Catholic Church by claiming he can change dogma (the licit Death Penalty), I am becoming #Too Catholic For Lukewarm Catholic Radio. Ferrara wrote the following which we at the CRUSADE Channel studio still believe is True and pursue improving it every day.
“Indeed, over the past year or so Mike Church has emerged as the only traditionally Catholic conservative in talk radio today, anywhere in the world. And I mean traditional. Not only during my appearances on the show, but now thematically, Mike has turned the longest running political talk show on Sirius Radio into an unabashed presentation of the Social Kingship of Christ, traditional Catholic moral teaching, and even the traditional Latin liturgy as the solution to what is evidently otherwise a terminal civilizational crisis. I have been invited on the show numerous times to defend all of these things explicitly, to speak of the one true Church, and even to call upon conservative Protestants to enter the Church if they are serious about saving our nation and our civilization.”
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Need To Listen To The Pearcing Truth’s Series On Economics As If Families Mattered – The Federalist headline screams the current state of our civil, “economic” affairs. Yo, Big Business: Money Doesn’t Give You A Right To Manipulate Politics. It doesn’t? Then are you ready to begin implementing a system of Distributism, solidarity and subsidiarity? While ‘Murican Government has become the national religion, business and the exchange of money for pleasure and profit have become her powerful parishioners. Since we rarely know the people who grow or make our food or anything else for that matter, business has become a ubiquitous, requisite agent for exchange of what we want, mildly tempered by what we are willing to borrow to get it. Micro systems of barter exchange are gone, save for the rare entities that have carved out niche markets serving the locals, folks we used to call friends and neighbors. My ongoing feature series with the author of Small Is Still Beautiful, Joseph Pearce, delves heavily into this subject and is MUST LISTENING for anyone truly interested in avoiding Amazon et al from controlling the food supply and thus what is acceptable, secular behavior to get it. Download all 11 Episodes here.
The book’s stories are harrowing from the point of view that bodies and lives are being physically altered with no chance of repair. This is being done, allegedly, to bring about a more fairer world in which those born into the bodies of the sex they believe is not for them. But what is fair about having your breasts cut off while being doped up with drugs that get you banned from any professional sport? This is the work of Beazelbub and the boys and the poor souls who undergo these mutilations are the prizes.
It’s October 2018 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 limits. I have to do what I want to do. Now let’s analyze that for a moment, is that happiness?”
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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.”