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 was my world: a world of truly irrational behavior. We spend our way into the poorhouse. We buy giant TVs and iPads. Our children wear nice clothes thanks to high-interest credit cards and payday loans. We purchase homes we don’t need, refinance them for more spending money, and declare bankruptcy, often leaving them full of garbage in our wake. Thrift is inimical to our being. We spend to pretend that we’re upper class. And when the dust clears — when bankruptcy hits or a family member bails us out of our stupidity — there’s nothing left over. Nothing for the kids’ college tuition, no investment to grow our wealth, no rainy-day fund if someone loses her job. We know we shouldn’t spend like this. Sometimes we beat ourselves up over it, but we do it anyway. Our homes are a chaotic mess. We scream and yell at each other like we’re spectators at a football game. At least one member of the family uses drugs — sometimes the father, sometimes both. At especially stressful times, we’ll hit and punch each other, all in front of the rest of the family, including young children; much of the time, the neighbors hear what’s happening. A bad day is when the neighbors call the police to stop the drama. Our kids go to foster care but never stay for long. We apologize to our kids. The kids believe we’re really sorry, and we are. But then we act just as mean a few days later.” – J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy
Divide And Conquer Has Been Mammon’s Plan All Along, Now “White Christian ‘Muricah” Is Assisting – I briefly mentioned the Robert Jones piece in the Atlantic Magazine yesterday covering the decline of “White Christian America”. Rod Dreher correctly concludes that Jones’s fixation on the color of the Christians in question is a non sequitir to orthodox Christians. This decline is the reason I have become dedicated to A. The Louisiana Independence Party and B. A Free, Independent, Catholic [r]epublic to come from that independence. But Jones concludes that it is a white problem thus confusing the children of God with numbers reflected in demographics. But men are not identified by God as blacks or whites or Greeks or Jews or Gentiles but as custodians of souls responsible for their care. As Pope Leo XIII stated In Plurimis: “Thus, the Apostles, in the early days of the Church, among other precepts for a devout life taught and laid down the doctrine which more than once occurs in the Epistles of St. Paul addressed to those newly baptized: “For you are all the children of God by faith, in Jesus Christ. For as many of you as have been baptized in Christ, have put on Christ. There is neither Jew, nor Greek; there is neither bond, nor free; there is neither male nor female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.” “Where there is neither Gentile nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, barbarian nor Scythian, bond nor free. But Christ is all and in all.”
All The “Townhalls” On Earth Won’t Fix Fatherless Children – A letter writer to the American Conservative Magazine muses about the super-abundance of duty transfer that spoiled rotten, petulant ‘Muricans are heaping upon two institutions: cops and teachers. Why? Because over 50% of all children born today are born as bastards. That is the situation the cops are asked to step into and fill the breach. Where’s P Diddy et al to pick up the slack?: “All of these issues are intertwined. The lack of community creates a dearth of social support structures that we used to be able to depend on, so people start leaning on institutions that were never meant to provide that type of support, and those institutions bend and creak and eventually will break because of it.”
This Is What An American Backed Carpet Bombing Looks Like & You Think We’re A Christian Nation Still!? – I continue to stand in solidarity with AmConMag’s Daniel Larison and in this instance, Human Rights Watch and the U.N. to denounce and demand that the U.S. government CEASE ALL AIDF TO SAUDI ARABIA. The House of Saud is responsible for diabolical war-crimes STILL being committed in Yemn with American intel, American weaponry and fungible America cash. Look at the picture, brothers and sisters, read the story and understand that the people of Yemen are NON-COMBATANT CIVILIANS suffering an inconceivable, lethal pestilence they are powerless and defenseless to repel. Larison: “Long after the fighting stops in Yemen, the people of Yemen will be left with wrecked infrastructure and a devastated economy because of the bombing campaign that HRW and other human rights organizations have been criticizing for over a year. Yemen was already the poorest Arab country, and now its development has been set back by decades. Beyond the immediate loss of life and destruction of property caused by the intervention, the Saudi-led, U.S.-backed war on Yemen is inflicting enormous harm…”
Pride, In The Name Of Black Lives Matter – Bradley Birzer recounts the differences between MLK and Malkcolm X and then compares their “movements” to today. The Conclusion is? Violence has been a part of nearly every major social change in ‘Muricah and a part of ALL the ones on behalf of or fought by blacks: “While I do not believe the solution to ending racialism is violence, I do recognize that the tensions and eruptions of anger over the last several years have very real roots. If we are to prevent the resolution of such problems with violence, we must be honest about ourselves, our neighbors, our laws, and perhaps most importantly, our history and our mores.” I would point out to Dr. Birzer that he is correct about the “conservative” not seeing external, physical qualities in others that the Catholic Church has always promoted that and indeed, the most peaceful, charitable blacks in all of Africa is Cardinal Robert Sarah, a true African-African: “All manner of immorality is not only accepted and tolerated today in advanced societies, it is even promoted as a social good. The result is hostility to Christians and increasingly, religious persecution. This is not an ideological war between competing ideas… This is about defending ourselves, children and future generations from the demonic idolatry that says children do not need mothers and fathers. It denies human nature and wants to cut off an entire generation from God.”
This Gay Man Has Decided To Go Carmelite, Deo Gratias – It is a testament to the beauty and universality of The #Truth contained in the Natural Law and codified by the Magisterium’s teaching on sexuality that homosexuals, seeking Truth through the Church, CAN be Catholic [Christian], strive for purity in sexual affairs AND be happy. One can also be an Evangelist for the Magisterium BY promoting the Natural Law restrictions on sex: “It is simply wrong to say the natural law is ineffective concerning homosexuality and evangelization. During a three-day period a few years back in the Diocese of Wichita I spoke to over 3,000 high school students. After one of my talks, a theology teacher at one of the high schools shared with me what one of his students said to him: “You know, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this guy, but now, it all makes sense to me—all of the Church’s teaching. This isn’t just about the stuff he has to deal with. What he said helps me make sense of what the Church has to say about sex, all of it.” And no wonder it made sense to him: the natural law makes sense because it’s true, for its truth comes from being rooted in reality.”
Black Lives Matter To Make 2016 Look Like 1968 – Patrick J Buchanan recalls that he was there in 1968 when the DNC melted down and cops became targets for the black mobs that took to the streets. Meanwhile Obama doesn’t seem to have the fire in his belly to denounce the overt racism of Black Lives Matter but has no such filter when lecturing the rest of us. If the President wanted to end his two terms in a flourish he might save Hillary from an embarrassing landslide brought on while BLM mobs dominate the news headlines with violent racist protests that drive suburban whites to the polls in record numbers.
You Say You Want A Revolution? The REAL Benedict Option Is To Restore The World As St. Benedict Did – Back in the day when Real Men wore Real Cassocks, robes, brandished rosaries as weapons in the ongoing holy war, Blessed Cardinal Newman surveyed the decaying Western landscape, nay, ruins of Christendom and looked respectfully at the actual history of what a privileged young man named Benedict of Norsia did about a similar set of conditions he lamented at the end of the 4th century: “It was a restoration rather than a visitation, correction or conversion. The new work which he helped to create was a growth rather than a structure. Silent men were observed about the country, or discovered in the forest, digging, clearing and building; and other silent men, not seen, were sitting in the cold cloister, tiring their eyes and keeping their attention on the stretch, while they painfully copied and recopied the manuscripts which they had saved.”
Confirmed: The Dallas Cop Killer Was A Racist; Do White Lives Matter? – The Guardian U.K. has a very thorough rundown of the police officer executions in Dallas u=including a bio of the shooter Micah Johnson. One witness to Johnson’s murderous rampage said he witnessed “an execution” of one officer, shot multiple times at point blank range. A fair reading of Johnson’s bio including his military career shows the impact of our culture of death and militarization. Just like the Mohammedan’s rampages in Orlando and San Bernardino, there are monsters roaming our streets, armed with semi-automatic weapons, who have 0.0 regard for human life. Anyone who does not see the connection between our cultural and civic obsession with defending death whether by abortionists or drone strikes, is not dealing with reality. I sadly predict this violence is going to continue escalating because the heretical, pagan conditions that created the current crop of monsters are still in effect, nay, on the rise. Pray.
Who Is Responsible For Micah Johnson’s Dallas, Cop-Killing? If you’re White, YOU – Read the statement placed on the Black Lives Matter website, whitey, this is all your fault. “Homegrown terror is the product of a long history of colonialism, including state and vigilante violence. It is the product of white supremacy and capitalism, which deforms the spirit and fuels interpersonal violence.”
Looking For Sage Guidance Post Dallas Shootings? Consult The Lake Garda Statement – Regular contributor to the Mike Church Show, Christopher Ferrara, is co-author of the most recent statement from the Lake Garda Conference that offers some sane and much needed wisdom in this world gone mad with the heresies of pluralism and modernity having their way with us. “Our civilization is so sick that even the best efforts to prop up its few tottering remnants manifest the pathetic illness that has step by step brought the entire structure crumbling down. The disease in question is a willful, prideful, irrational, and ignorant obsession with “freedom”. But this is a malady that gained its initial effective entry into Christendom in union with the concept of the natural world as the realm of “total depravity”.”
Libertarians: Cop Killing Must Stop, But Baby Killing Must Continue – The Libertarian Party confirms they have become useful idiots for the Culture of Death, denouncing cop killing while remaining advocates of the “liberty” to kill babies er… exercise choice: 1.5 Abortion – Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.
DeceptiCONNED, Trumpzilla Edition – The DeceptiCONS still do not want Trumpzilla as “their nominee” but that hasn’t raised the bombing brown people (BBP) brain trust from entering BBP advocates into the Trumpzilla veepstakes. Former Defense Agency hack Michael Flynn is now the toast of the military industrial town.
Will You Go Trans or Will You Go Carmelite? – For those who remain unconcerned and or unconvinced that the “religious liberty” you currently “enjoy” is about to be in short supply I offer the following: A school board member in Bakersfield, CA has resigned his position because he can no longer claim to be a Christian defender of the Gospel and The Moral Teaching it grants us and remain on the board. How tragically sad is it that the state of California, principally settled by Dominican and Franciscan monks and priests (thus all the city names that begin “San” i.e. “Saint”) is now about to completely revert to its pagan, cannibalistic past. The Rev. Chad Vegas gives us the reasons why he resigned his long-time school board seat: “It is now law in CA that your children must be taught how to have safe homosexual sex, how to obtain an abortion, and that gender does not correspond to biological sex. Think of that! It is legally required to teach your children the LGBTQ sexual mores while simultaneously illegal to mention God. I can’t and won’t enforce that foolishness.“ Vegas has chosen to go Carmelite, meaning his has chosen his reverence to Christ’s teachings and tradition over the demands of the Evil Empire of California. Recall the 14 Carmelite nuns who refused to recite or enforce the French Constitution Congress’s oath of denial and were thus beheaded on 17 July, 1794 while singing Gregorian chants in Latin. Chad Vegas has chosen Carmelite, what will you choose when they come for you?
Will You Go Trans Or Will You Go Carmelite II – Across the amber waves of LGBTQ pain, stories begin to pile up of an entire nation, especially the young, enraptured in the tidal wave of unnatural, sexual passions as the new “normal”, nay the new “moral”. Carl Trueman tells the story of his son’s respectful refusal to wear a rainbow flag on his track uniform in solidarity with a team member who decided she was a lesbian. The cries of “bigot” and “homophobe” were quick and loud and young Trueman is not alone. The martyrdom is coming folks and if you can’t see it and begin making plans for it like shoring up your prayer life, the prayer life of your family and that of your community. This is done for 3 purposes, 1. to pray for those in mortally sinful error to be blessed with the Grace to repent. 2. For the purity and reverence of you and your’s souls while inside this maelstrom of evil and 3. for Holy Mother Church and the Church Militant, that she rear her Saints and martyrs to declare the Truth and refuse assent to the heresy and apostasy brought to bear against it. Trueman, nails it: “Power is not a function of numbers any more, if it ever was. It is a function of organization and of having one’s hands on the levers of cultural and legal power. Expect no quarter in the conflicts that are already upon us, however many of your neighbors may initially express sympathy with you.”
More Slick Than Willy: Slick Hilly Is Not Morally Fit For Leadership – Patrick J Buchanan makes this point based on Hillary’s never-ending public lies and distortions but I counter that anyone who can advocate for day of birth abortions is not morally fit to run a dog kennel. Like the Mohammedans, Hillary sees infidel dogs in women’s wombs (unless the womb is Chelsea’s). Recall the smoking gun piece of evidence that morally disqualifies her for dog-catcher:
The Silence Of The Scammed – Whenever I mentioned the ridiculous candidacy of Ted Cruz or the non-unique “uniqueness” of Dr. Ben Carson I was rebuffed for “bashing…our best conservative hope”. As time has passed and ineligible Canadian dust has settled what emerges is a picture of a Christian population that was scammed and looted for over $100 million and yet has no clue from Cruz, Beck or Carson of the impending peril their religious liberty is now placed. It has been the recurring theme and CRUSADE of the CRUSADE Channel to ring this alarm bell and beg people to join us in forming a media entity that is capable of delivering the news of this revolution and providing an outlet to counter it. Our appeals, I believe, are justified after reading this at First Things, from Pete Spilakos: “The crime is not the wasted money as such. The crime is the wasted opportunity—an opportunity to improve the media ecology experienced by the average American. For the 100-plus million dollars that were wasted by conservative scamPACs, tens of millions of Americans could have learned—in one-minute or thirty-second clips—what the Little Sisters of the Poor do and how the Obama administration is harassing them. They could have learned about the Gosnell murders and the horror of late-term abortion.” Please note, we continue to believe the Apostolate and CRUSADE of the Veritas Radio Network are worthy of your Founders Pass Memberships and direct, crowdfunding donations.
Deadly, “Hot Pursuit of a Fugitive From Da Law”, Is Not Conservative – After every deadly police shooting, running interference for the police seems to come natural for “conservatives”, yet consideration of matters of life and death and the repose of souls is nowhere to be found. Rachel Lu posits that while the cops do represent the “law” part of “law and order” but what of the “order”. Aren’t they subject to the same ordering of society we talk about all the time? This is not to “bash the cops” or conduct public trials of their actions but at must be acknowledged that violence aimed at police and also perpetrated by them is on the rise: “Here’s the thing about honorable professions, though. When people are entrusted with noble and good work, it’s always possible that they might betray that trust. The consequences of that betrayal can be very ugly indeed. In the words of the ancients, corruptio optimi pessima. The corruption of the best produces the worst.”
Henry The VII And Obama The I, Tyrants Separated At Birth – Joseph Pearce reminds us that the tyranny of Henry the VIII was not part of the broader movement known as the “Reformation” on the continent. And that what Henry did as proclaiming himself as the head of the Church of England, driving all Catholics either out of England or into underground existence they broached at the risk of execution. Obama hasn’t gotten their yet, but the bathroom and gay marriage edicts along with the terror visited via the HHS on the Little Sisters of The Poor is taking the same path that if not arrested will end in martyrdom.
LAEXIT For The Rest of Brexit Planet – I have taken the initiative to form the Louisiana Independence Party (LAIP) modeled on the UKIP for the purpose of educating the citizens of Louisiana on our sovereignty, the natural right to withdraw consent from tyrannical rulers and our duty to restore the Kingship of Christ as our ancestors from Christendom once did. Let those who will laugh and say “Lincoln settled this question” or “that’s illegal” or “this is treason” etc proffer all your questions and accusations as each one has a reasonable answer.
Join The LAIP Today By Signing Our Petition (coming soon) To become Registered By Louisiana Secretary of State – The rules for the LAIP becoming a registered political party are pretty straightforward and modest. We can do this!
Trust In Public Institutions Crumbles When Criminals Like Hillary Flourish – James Madison predicted what would happen when the public institutions of government began to serve the few at the expense of the many. The shock many of you feel over the FIB’s not-shocking refusal to indict her for security breaches you and I would be breaking rocks in Levenworth for a half century. See if Madison make sense: “Another effect of public instability is the unreasonable advantage it gives to the sagacious, the enterprising, and the moneyed few over the industrious and uniformed mass of the people. Every new regulation concerning commerce or revenue, or in any way affecting the value of the different species of property, presents a new harvest to those who watch the change, and can trace its consequences; a harvest, reared not by themselves, but by the toils and cares of the great body of their fellow-citizens. This is a state of things in which it may be said with some truth that laws are made for the few, not for the many.”
LAEXIT From The Corrupt #AmericanUnion? Blame The Crookedness of Slick Hilly – “When a long train of abuses…” has now become “when a never-ending train of abuses” becomes status quo, you get Hillary and Trumpzilla. The fact that few are surprised that Mrs. Clinton was not indicted tells you which side of the Vegas line to place your #LAEXIT, #TEXIT wagers on: the #AU (American Union) is doomed and will fail. Of what continuing utility toward our “safety and happiness” can institutions like the FBI or the SCOTUS be when baby killers and their advocates are protected by law and institution yet laws passed by sovereign entities to protect the most innocent are repealed! What!?
They Make Bombs Because They Can: Bomb-Making For Profit Is Banking On Another Banner Year From Mordor – The Military Industrial Complex has become so large and so powerful it doesn’t care who is elected President because it chooses to buy its seats at the $4 Trillion annual buffet known a s Congress. A Union of States that splurges on this kind of lethal largesse is not a “global force for good” but a deluded, hulking menace that manifests its resources in implements of war, across the known universe: “According to the website Defense News, the Pentagon’s top 100 contractors brought in a total of $175.1 billion in 2015. Lockheed Martin was the largest single contractor for the U.S. government last year, raking in $36.2 billion in federal contracts, followed by Boeing at $16.6 billion, General Dynamics with $13.6 billion, Raytheon with $13.1 billion, and Northrop Grumman with $10.6 billion.”
4th Of July Declarations Become 6th Of July Mythology In ‘Muricah – One of the reasons I make #Truth part of everything I do on this site and the Mike Church Show is because it alone provides an unwavering, permanent reference for the moral guidance men need to govern their affairs ethically according to God’s Law viz Natural law. Forrest MacDonald, one of the 20th century’s greatest historians reveals that this #Truth is nowhere to be found in making American Scripture like the Declaration, The Constitution and The Pledge. “Now, one of the peculiarities of the new American way is that when contests of ideas arise, the view held by the winning side comes in time to be regarded as the unqualified truth, the only possible view; indeed, all subsequent battles must begin with the outcomes of earlier battles as unquestioned premises.”
A Christian Woman’s Place In The Boardroom? – So sayeth the editor of Christianity Today, Kaetlyn Beaty, whose new book argues for women of faith to leave the homeschool classrooms and home economics management fields and take up the real challenge of doing what men do in the workplace and that includes the workplace instituted by Our Lord himself: “Beaty’s views of gender equality do not stop with the home or job market; they extend to the church as well. She supports the ordination of women as church pastors. When it comes to the many female ministers in her life, she said that “God has placed them and that their gifts are needed in the life of the local church.”
How Shelley’s Sheroes Saved Ryan’s Privates – If you had any lingering hope that ‘Muricah could be saved as a centralized super-state, waving flags, flying jets over Independence Day baseball games and barking hot dogs and apple pies at the state fair, then conform your mind to the reality that the diabolical forces running our “federal” empire have completely thrown in with those un-natural forces dedicated to abolishing God’s natural order from all our affairs: witness the transgender army of Obama’s Pentagon.
What Has Independence Day Become? A Celebration of Our Military Supremacy With Red Sox In Place of Goose Stepping Black Boots – Andrew Bacevich laments the Red Sox game he attended on 04 July, 2011. A spectacle of militarism bought and paid for by the Pentagon and the diabolical Military Industrial Complex. THIS, is freedom!? “In this theatrical production, the Red Sox provide the stage, and the Pentagon the props. In military parlance, it is a joint operation. In front of a gigantic American flag draped over the left-field wall, an Air Force contingent, clad in blue, stands at attention. To carry a smaller version of the Stars and Stripes onto the playing field, the Navy provides a color guard in crisp summer whites. The United States Marine Corps kicks in with a choral ensemble that leads the singing of the national anthem. As the anthem’s final notes sound, four U. S. Air Force F-15C Eagles scream overhead. The sellout crowd roars its approval.”
I Trade, you Trade, We All Scream For Free Trade – If Trumpzilla follows through on his promises to rip up NAFTA, GATT, PPP et al redo all trade deals to get ‘Muricah a better deal, or “fair trade”, will that actually stem the tide of labor streaming off shore for cheap labor plentiful resources without regulations? Patrick J Buchanan thinks so, but I am not sold simply because the subsidiarity revival, needed to bring back “steel towns” just isn’t there, neither is the desire of Millennials to actually do the work. But I do agree with Buchanan and Trump’s direction: manufacturing domestically makes sense for pocketbooks AND souls. Buchanan: “For, in denouncing NAFTA, the WTO, MFN for China and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, all backed by Bush I and II, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, Trump is all but calling his own party leaders dunderheads and losers. And he seems to be winning the argument. As he calls for the repudiation of “globalism” and a return to “Americanism,” a Republican Congress renders itself mute on whether it will even vote on the TPP this year.”
The American Brexit/#EXIT Stage Right Is REAL – Our #EXIT the #AU campaign gains Steam as other writers begin contemplating the common sense idea of American self-government on a scale that is manageable by the people governed. It is a sign of the success of the blobism we have been conditioned to accept, nay long for, that states have not punched their tickets to ride: #EXIT, stage [r]ight.
The American Brexit/#EXIT Stage Right Is REAL II – Bruce Frohnnen follows our #EXIT the #AU storyline with common sense counsel that scale in government DOES matter and that the enemies of scale are using diabolical means to shame and scare people into propping up the current Empire: “Thus, the narrative coming from the press, academia and the political establishment of all parties, whether in Britain, the continent, or the United States, remains the same: a few clever, evil people are using racism and economic fear to herd the mindless masses into supporting policies all sensible people must oppose.”
The State of Washington To Christian Pharmacists: Drop Dead – Have you noticed that Washington state has of late become a hive of diabolical activity? From dispensing suicide drugs via doctors (remember Brittany Maynard) to now forcing a family run pharmacy to dispense contraception drugs that are billed as abortifacients and are at best really powerful contraceptives. There is so much wrong with this story, the least of which is “conservatives” insistence that the SCOTUS has a duty to protect the family’s “first amendment rights” when in fact it is the Washington Constitution that must be invoked in their defense and that document says the family is correct. “SECTION 11 RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. Absolute freedom of conscience in all matters of religious sentiment, belief and worship, shall be guaranteed to every individual, and no one shall be molested or disturbed in person or property on account of religion; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices inconsistent with the peace and safety of the state.”
MBD: The Dark Pessimism of American Christians Scratches The Surface of The REAL Crisis – MBD reviews Mary Eberstadt’s new book: It’s Dangerous To Believe. Eberstadt’s conclusion is that Progressives have taken aim at driving Christian behavior from every nook and cranny of public life and will then move onto private life that there is a “moral panic” at work. Eberstadt then offers a solution that is actually the CAUSE of today’s moral confusion and heresy: Both sides need to agree to disagree. But wait! when one sliver of one side has Truth on its side then there can be no agreement that produces anything other than either A. a continuation of the confusion and heresy or B. an evolution of a new heresy that will build upon the prior error. Folks this is NOT the way to solve the problem; the problem of the power grabbing moral code that is actually amoral. When moral certitude can be known and expressed and it can then THAT is always the point on which all agreement must proceed.
It’s July 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.”