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 -“While clothing should be comfortable, the purpose of clothing is not comfort but protection. Clothing exists to protect and adorn the body and modesty of the person. To claim that comfort is the purpose of clothing is like saying tastiness, not nutrition, is the purpose of food. It is like saying relaxation, not rejuvenation, is the purpose of sleep. Thus, when a fashion designer carefully crafts a garment with a hole in a place where it would naturally appear through wear, he is making clothes that deliberately expose to risk the places which need the most protection. When that same designer put holes in sexually suggestive places, he is once again working against clothing’s purpose of shielding modesty.” – John Horvat, The Immodesty of Ripped Clothing
WWJD? He’d Call A Priest And Give Maddi’s Dad A Shotgun – My pro-life media colleagues have found a new hero er heroine: 18 year old Maddi Runkles who has made herself famous by promoting her illegitimate pregnancy on Fox News. You see, Maddi signed a pledge at her evangelical high school to abstain from sex, so when the President of the Student Body, Miss Runkles, showed up to school pregnant the school dicd what it does to oath breakers: it denied her graduation and defrocked her of the Presidency. Rather than humbly taking this modest discipline and acknowledging her mistake, Miss Runkles took to the press to protest against the school’s decision. Then a firestorm of support gushed forth as Maddi bravely resisted abortion “no matter the cost”. But wait, how do we know that abortion was an option to begin with. B. What was the cost? and C. MOST importantly: Where is Maddi’s “baby daddy!?”
Let’s Cheer Trump’s Last Climate Tango In Paris – And the 11 most ridiculous, bark-humping, frog licking, granola bar chomping fits of outrage over it.
Will You Go Blueberry Gay or Will You Go Carmelite? – A Michigan farmer has been told he may not sell his produce at the Lansing Michigan Farmer’s Market because he refused to host a “wedding” for a pair of female sodomites at his country-orchard reception hall. A pertinent question here is how did the Lansing Gaystapo gubbmint find out that the Sodomites were refused service? Stephen Tennes, the Catholic farmer being persecuted for The Faith here, has filed a federal lawsuit to demand the city reinstate him to the farmer’s market. Witness the diabolical illogic of the city: In a statement, the city of East Lansing said the farmer’s refusal to host a same-sex wedding violated a “long-standing ordinance that protects sexual orientation as well as the Supreme Court’s ruling that grants the right for same-sex couples to be married.” Umm, so, where does it say that Stephen Tennes has to surrender his private property and participate in mortally sinful acts of sodomy and blasphemy against natural law and a commandment of God himself? Pray that the Tennes’ are successful with the law (they won’t be) but more important, that their Faith is justified by the solidarity of the community.
First They Came For The Lemonade, And I Did Nothing – In the Land of the Free, it is now illegal to mow grass for extra money during the summer time, unless you pay the right state official for the privilege of working. These permit requirements are ultimately enforced through the power of police and fines. Children Now Face Fines & Arrest If They Don’t Get a Permit to Mow Grass for Money. A regular summer right of passage for motivated teenagers across the United States in search of some extra spending money has always been cutting the neighbors grass. However, teens in Gardendale, Alabama, and many other cities across the United States, are about to get a rude lesson in how government overregulation stifles personal and financial growth.
If Clothes Really Do Make The Man Then What Are Men Made Of in Cargo Shorts And Crocs? – Some of you may have noticed my change in sartorial choices over the last 3 years and even more so since we started on YouBoob everyday. To tell the Truth, I actually enjoy getting dappered up for the show everyday and enjoy even more, the stares I get i public because I am am vested with a bow-tie. “What do you think he does for a living!?” they whisper. Gotcha. Now comes G. Bruce Boyer with this magnificent piece of history that gives a chronology to the “era of casual” and how it came about, it is a must read. Boyer’s quest begins thus “How is it that we have gone from wearing suits and ties to the office to wearing T-shirts, baseball caps, and a variety of military garments and ranch hand wardrobes? Everyone who’s ever perused photos of baseball games (or almost any other crowded venue for that matter) in an old Life magazine from the mid-twentieth century finds it remarkable that the majority of men in the crowd are wearing white shirts and ties, and business hats (a category of menswear now extinct).” His conclusion is that a society that has no regard for the dignity of dress, loses regard for the undignified poor and thus charity toward them. Bingo.
Congratulations War Hawks, Kids In Yemen Now Sold For Food – For 3 years now I have been detailing the atrocious U,S, backed war-crimes being committed by the House of Saud against the civilian population in Yemen. Someday these war-crimes will be brought to a tribunal and wicked men will pay for the destruction of so many lives. Now comes more atrocious news, children are being sold into sex-slavery to obtain food and funds for the rest of the family. “Cholera deaths in war-torn Yemen have surged into the hundreds, more than a quarter of Yemenis face famine, and parents are selling girls into marriage to buy food, the United Nations said on Tuesday…“The people of Yemen are being subjected to deprivation, disease and death as the world watches,” The U.N.’s Stephen O’Brien said. Congress has grumbled that they might do something about the weapons sales and intelligence the U.S. provides that make this possible but we are beyond time for talk, Pray for action and for the civilian population of Yemen.
The State of Illinois To Holy Mary, MOTHER of God: Drop Dead! – That meteor God nudged out of its slumber between Mars and Jupiter is picking up speed. The State of Illinois has just ordered that children may not be placed into foster care with parents who believe the wife is a female and the husband is a male. “Mitter Chur, you’re just making that up for shock-jock value!” Am I? The State’s new policy states that Illinois “will not tolerate exposing LGBTQ children and youth to staff/providers who are not supportive of children and youths’ right to self-determination of sexual/gender identity.” As Mary Rice Hasson points out, this insanity and dressed-up excuse for child abuse even applies to the nearest of kin of the children in question! You just cannot make this stuff up folks, madness and blasphemy are now one and the same. Witness: “In no instance should LGBTQ children/youth be placed with a non-affirming caregiver who is opposed to sexual orientations that differ from the caregiver’s own. Nor should LGBTQ children and youth be placed with caregivers who are unwilling/unable to support children and youth whose gender identity or gender expression differs from traditional expectation…If a caregiver is found to be non-affirming or is otherwise in violation of the nondiscrimination requirements in Appendix K, the youth’s DCFS caseworker must take immediate action to intervene and take appropriate corrective action and contact the LGBTQ Coordinator.” God help us and please, send Illinois the Grace to rebuke itself or join the Canadian Union.
Today Concludes The Marian Month of May, With The Visitation To St. Elizabeth – On this last day of May, the Marian month concludes with the feast day of Our Lady’s visit to her cousin, Saint Elizabeth, Back in December I narrated and produced the Feature Presentation: The Nativity of Mary and in it are Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich’s visions on The Visitation. You can listen to the full production here. We will post a podcast of the Visitation later today.
It’s The Scale Stupid – Kirkpatrick Sale has updated his opus Human Scale-Revisited using the intervening 3 decades as evidence that he was correct about our being out of scale being the primary problem of the current age. Does this sound familiar?: “Sale walks readers back through history to a time when buildings were scaled to the human figure (as was the Parthenon), democracies were scaled to the societies they served, and enterprise was scaled to communities. Against that backdrop, he dissects the bigger-is-better paradigm that has defined modern times and brought civilization to a crisis point. Says Sale, retreating from our calamity will take rebalancing our relationship to the environment; adopting more human-scale technologies; right-sizing our buildings, communities, and cities; and bringing our critical services—from energy, food, and garbage collection to transportation, health, and education—back to human scale as well.” Indeed, Kirkpatrick Sale is my special guest today tune in LIVE or download the podcast here.
The Saga of Katie Hopkins Proves The Necessity of The CRUSADE Channel – I have been sharing the essays of British author and radio commentator Katie Hopkins as she correctly reacts to the recent acts of Muslim Orthodoxy in Manchesgter and at the Parliament. Now Ms. Hopkins has been dismissed from her radio show on the LBC network, 2 days after her latest all-too-true takedown of the British government’s embrace of Islam. This embrace has inflated the Mohammedan population, led to their isolation from British society and ultimately resulted in acts of Muslim orthodoxy committed by the products of these policies. Here’s Katie’s tweet after the Manchester slaughter: “22 dead – number rising. Schofield. Don’t you even dare. Do not be a part of the problem. We need a final solution Manchester.” The “final solution” the UK is in need of, however, is not to be found in Parliament but rather in re-consecrating England to the Sacred Heart of Christ and His Church on Earth.
The Tiger Has Been Grabbed By The Tail – The sad saga of Tiger Woods continues with news that he was arrested for DUI on Sunday evening. Without getting into the sordid details of Woods’ well-known sins it is worth noting that his fall from Grace is just that yet where are friends and family to steer him back to it?
The Coming Illegality Of Being Southern – People stood and watched, snapped iPhone pics, went on Facebook Live etc. as the hooligan wrecking crew of NOLA mayor Mitch Landrieu ripped the statue of Robert E Lee from its iconic pedestal in Lee Circle. No one knows where the statue was taken but we do know this: the Social Justice Warriors have succeeded, without firing a shot, in doing what the Union Army couldn’t: bringing the character and culture of the deep south to its final, embarrassing end. Honey Boo Boo & Ricky Bobby have won, Lee, Davis and yes Jefferson have lost. Pat Buchanan asks the pertinent question of all this: what do the SJW’s do for an encore? Identifying family trees that have ties to any antebellum slave owners and publicly stripping them of their reputation and wealth? Forcing their children to wear Confederate flags on their clothing as an indication of their eternal shame like Jews were forced to wear golden Stars of David in Germany? The pathetic failure of the South’s “leaders” in defending the scandalous yet true events of history alongside the good, true and beautiful that was concurrently produced is a throbbing beacon of the collapse of decorum in our society. That collapse ultimately leads to violence and martyrs if it is not checked. So, who will be the first to check it and go Confederate-Carmelite?
Amazon Crushed Mom And Pop, Wally World Is Next – The Frankenstein monster of “capitalism”, amazon.com, has succeeded in crushing nearly every Mom and Pop bookstore in ‘Muricah; every family owned sporting goods retailer, harware store and pretty much anything sold at retail prices that has a wholesale supplier and that’s not enough for the monster’s appetite. Jeff Bezos has informed Wal-Mart and Costco that they are next if they don’t stop their current operations and adopt the centralized amazon-state model. If Bezos succeeds here, and given our current obsessive consumption habits he will, the next step is logical: the Federal Gubbmint must consume amazon and we can say hello to ___________ President’s name + “co” e.g. “TrumpCo”. This is not “capitalism” folks, this is monopoly building and like the coming illegality of being southern, the violent, logical future should give you pause next time you order anything from amazon.
Read My Latest: Madness In Manchester: Let’s Hug, Hope And Not Hate, Muslims Are Awesome – Here’s an excerpt. “What’s that, it’s not your “cup of tea” or “I prefer to remain non-denominational and non-judgemental”. No, you prefer to remain a coward and refuse to pick up those crossed pieces of wood and bear them like the Nazarethan who bore them for you and your sins…coward. It is far easier to choose the side of consensus and social-media wind direction, whatever that may be today; but the problem with that is you will ultimately run out of choices and the “radical Muslim” standing before you isn’t going to give you one. Go ahead, offer a hug, a #standtogether tweet and a 1 year free subscription to Charlie Hebdo and see if Nonameah Eezlam takes you out for fish and chips.”
Evil Now Has a Proper Noun But We Already New Its Name: Islam – The British press is ablaze today with the identity of the nail-bomber revealed to be one Salman Abedi, a British born citizen of the UK and a recent visitor to Syria.
But Katie, Islam Is A Religion of Peace, Madame! – Katies Hopkins poured out the Truth back in March after a Muslim went orthodox and took out 5 Britons including a police officer using a small knife and his Range Rover. Hopkins prophesied that there would be more attacks as a matter of fact they were being planned as she wrote. Hopkins is back at it today, thankfully adding some common sense and much needed rage at the slaughter of 22 innocents in Manchester 2 nights ago. Hopkins “The worst kind of death. The most savage of attacks. I wanted to vomit. Crouching at the end of my bed, I wanted to be physically sick, knowing what this would mean for today. It would mean the eunuch politicians peddling their narrative that we will carry on as normal, that we stand united. Trying to find some hope to hang on to.” Hopkins is a must read for her clarity on what the UK actually is facing and I might add, what is coming our way if we don’t alter our course, quickly.
‘Murican Government: “Bring Out Yer Dead!” – Read this piece, written anonymously, (the author actually is actually known to me) at The Federalist and see if you can distinguish what the real problem in ‘Murican government is today.
It’s May 2017 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.”