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. 2017 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 -Faithfulness, as a measure of kingdom fruit, is the alignment of our head, heart, and hands with the will of God—particularly, as it relates to incarnating the kingdom through the Great Commission and the Cultural Commission. The Cultural Commission, given to Adam and Eve in the garden and to the apostles through Jesus’ command to make disciples ‘of all nations,’ is our mission to flourish creation by creating culture in a way that restrains evil, upholds justice, inspires virtue, and promotes the common good until that day when what God’s will is done, on earth as it is in heaven.” – Regis Nicoll, Time For A Spiritual Health Assessment
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The Ice Age Cometh…For Realz – Since 2008, I have been telling readers of this site and my radio show listeners that while climate change IS occurring it is a naturally occurring event and not the doomsday calamity the tree-hugging commies claim. Since 2010 I’ve been informing you of the coming “little ice-age” that will result from our sun going into a quiet cycle like it does every 200 years or so. This was as popular a position as the ice salesman finds himself in while in Anchorage. Well, what I was telling you was based upon the science of solar cycles, the rickety orbits of the gas giant planets (they are elliptical) and the historical climate record. Now we are beginning to see the full effects of the sun going more quiet with each passing year and each passing cycle of 12-15 years and the evidence for this to be a trend and not a Roland Emmerich movie catastrophe is real and growing as fast as the record low temps being set all across ‘Muricah. Read this brief summary of 7 recently completed studies on solar cycles and cooling periods and you’ll see what the real threat to humanity is: the coming “little ice-age”!
When Machiavelli Runs Out Of Ammo, You Get Trumpzilla’d – I just read then re-read President Trump’s statement in response to claims made by Steve Bannon in Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury book about the Trump White House’s early days. Whether Bannon told Wolff the truth or not we may never know but we do know this: Bannon will have no future influencing Trump’s presidential decisions save for which newspaper to kindle fires with. What’s truly remarkable about this saga is that Bannon has made a real-world, living example of what Matthew Sheffield accurately called The Conservative Echo Chamber. Sheffield:
“It is poetic justice that many of the same people who pushed these naive positions and strategies saw their own imbecilic noise machine turned against their preferred presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, in this [2016’s] Republican primaries. The seeming success of Fox News and talk radio has made many conservatives think they now have a massive media empire. In truth, they have constructed an intellectual ghetto that no one else wants to visit.” [emphasis mine – MC]
The TRM bromides of bumper sticker solutions animated by the theoretical magic that “liberty” supposedly guarantees are all the TRM have left because that’s all they ever had. READ MY ENTIRE ESSAY ON THIS ISSUE HERE.
Jesus Is Calling You… No, Really, Jim Caviezel Is Calling – I played this speech on today’s show and welcomed Mitter Caviezel to the vocationally dedicated. You’l want to watch parts of this over and over to make sure you heard it correctly.
The Reluctant President Cometh – Michael Wolff’s book that Steve Bannon is quoted in is quite the read. The summary version, seen in the New Yorker magazine, bears the headline: Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President – One year ago: the plan to lose, and the administration’s shocked first days. Among the “revelations” Wolff writes of is the utter shock that Trumper’s shared when the election returns indicated their candidate might actually win.
The “Bombcyclone” Hysteria Illustrates The Madness Of The Greens
Shhhh, Be Vewy, Vewy Quiet, I’m Hunting MALE Wabbits – I’ve long maintained that the “feminist movement” is a revolt against God’s created Order because most rabid feminists have a passionate hatred of the male gender a priori. Thus my coining of the term “Gal-Queda” to describe their terrorist activities against men. Now along comes HuffPo Editor Emily McCombs who asked her feminist readers via Twitter to “resolve” in 2018 to “band together to kill all men”. As joy Pullman points out, this childish wish, if the roles were reversed, would lead to an international manhunt then subsequent burning at the stake for the perp. But there’s a much larger elephant in this room that McCombs has reminded me of: the fact that men can be considered as targets to be “hunted” says everything you need to know about society’s principal error today: masculinity has all but become extinct. Pullman gently corrects McCombs but doesn’t quite get to the real point and problem.
“It is not okay to target men simply for being men. This is a basic concept important to courtesy and respecting the human dignity of all people equally.”
The problem is, respecting human dignity is NOT a basic human courtesy because there is no such thing. There is the command of Christ that the dignity of each human soul is to be respected i.e. “what you do to these little ones” and thus what is missing in McCombs rant is CHRISTIAN dignity.
Recycling Tree Huggers Who Practically Outlawed Coal/Gas Electricity Will Get To Freeze Under Their Windmills – New England’s major utilities are warning their customers that the lights and electric heaters are going to start blacking out because there is simply not enough coal or gas fired generating plants to compensate for frozen windmills, snow covered solar arrays and amoeba fart plants.
The Global Warming Scam Was Always Cover For Sanger’s Eugenics – Few will come out and say what I just wrote but it is demonstrably true. The diabolical cabal promoting global warming are the same ones implementing abortion and contraception population control schemes. Terrance Corcoran nails this quack science for its 3 decade-long, utter failure to accurately predict anything about “climate change” (but he doesn’t make the connection to the Moloch’s minions).
“Will these doomsters never learn? Here we are, going on three decades later, and the world’s population is healthier, better fed, less poor, better entertained and generally living fuller lives than 25 years ago — and there’s no end in sight. Technology, creativity, individual ingenuity, entrepreneurship, science, innovation, and individual drive under improved governance structures continue to raise human living conditions around the word.”
No, they won’t and can’t “learn” because their “science” was never about science or the weather, it was and is about damning souls via devotion to the Church of Mother Earth which is a mother that wants no human offspring. I wonder what entity could possibly benefit from that scheme?
The CORRECT Response To Big Gay Greg, The Priest Who “Came Out – I talked about the man I call “Big Gay Greg”, the priest that blasphemed Our Lord and profaned the Blessed Sacrament with his outrageous and scandalous perversions, made public, in front of the Sacrament. Here is Father Nathan Reesman with an appropriate response, perfectly in-line with mine (listen here).
Trump’s EEOC-Equally Evil Opportunists Coven-Has Just Nominated A Marxist Sodomite Vampire To Hear Your Discriminaton Claims – President Trump, fresh off of saving humanity with new debt and more spending through less taxation, has nominated arch-lesbian Marxist Chai Feldblum to a seat on the EEOC and to sit in judgement of employers who have “discriminated” against sodomites because they have a religious objection to the public promotion of the sin. yes, that just happened. As Rod Dreher reports, back in 2006, Maggie Gallagher wrote about Feldblum.
Feldblum believes this sincerely and with passion, and clearly (as she reminds me) against the vast majority of opinion of her own community. And yet when push comes to shove, when religious liberty and sexual liberty conflict, she admits, “I’m having a hard time coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win.”
And that’s not all…
But the bottom line for Feldblum is: “Sexual liberty should win in most cases. There can be a conflict between religious liberty and sexual liberty, but in almost all cases the sexual liberty should win because that’s the only way that the dignity of gay people can be affirmed in any realistic manner.”
Like I say, there is simply no room left for the faithful to remain a part of this sinister cabal called the Federal Government. Step 1 is to leave the beast and leave with as few traces of your Holy death pursuing existence as is possible. The coming martyrdom won’t last long because the sodomites cannot reproduce and generally despise the fruit of Sacramental marriage and for that, their vindictiveness will be focused and vicious. Mark. My. Words.
It’s Christmas Eve And You’re Watching Die Hard – A most endearing yet vulgar character in late 20th century ‘Murican cinema is John McClane. McClane is the lead character from the Die Hard movie series played by then little known TV star Bruce Willis from the TV crime drama Moonlighting (also starring the diabolical Margaret Sanger lover Cybil Shephard). Here’s a review of why Die Hard may be the perfect holiday film for some to watch while assembling swing-sets Xmas eve.
Wanna Perform An Act of Charity This Christmas? Pray For The Children of Yemen – One of the enduring embarrassments of our time will be the war-crimes the U.S. and our Saudi Arabian allies are committing in Yemen RIGHT NOW. Daniel Larison reports that now over 1 MILLION children have contracted cholera as a result of the Saudi-Military Industrial Complex partnership. Pray our government goes belly up so that our participation in this atrocity might end.
The GOP Pass Tax Bill Does Some Good But It Fails In What Matters Most: Spending – I told a shocked friend of mine “the GOP tax bill is sauce for the goose, ladeled out by Baphomet”. He responded that I was a cynic a***ole and no longer a joy to be friendly with. I responded by telling him there are parts of the bill I LOVE but, Mike Mike Mike Mike, the devil is in details: it doesn’t cut a nickel of spending and will explode the MIC, HIC, other MIC sponsored debt. This article by Tho Bishop explains some of this. But for the REAL skinny….
…The GOP Tax Bill Is The WORST Turkey Since FDR – I know if I want the unvarnished truth on matters of economics and the 5 trillion headed hydra known as the Federal Monstrosity, I need to get it from a few sources. David Stockman is one of them:
“The GOP tax bill is not “at least something”. It’s not “better than nothing”. And, no, we are not letting the perfect become the enemy of the good. In truth, this thing is a fiscal, economic and political monster. It is hands down the worst tax bill enacted in the last half-century—-maybe even since FDR’s 1937 soak-the-rich scheme, which re-ignited the Great Depression. True, rather than soak them, the GOP’s bill will pleasure America’s wealthy with a bountiful harvest of tax relief. Owners of public equities, for example, will garner a trillion dollar shower of extra dividends and stock buybacks from the corporate rate cut.”
Stockman proceeds from the POV that usurious spending and debt (and yes its ALL usury) is a capital crime that is an abomination to what we laughingly refer to as a “union of states”. He is correct and he’s not telling you a Christmas fable so you’ll feel al #MAGA warm and fuzzy.
“The Donald has already succumbed fully to the neocons and the insatiable fiscal demands of the War Party. Thus, the enacted defense budget now stands at $700 billion and on top of that comes the $250 billion annual tab for past unnecessary wars (Veterans and debt service) and $50 billion more for Imperial Washington’s walking around money to fund military assistance, foreign aid and political skullduggery all around the planet. In short, the Warfare State alone consumes $1.0 trillion per year or 5% of GDP and there is not a corporal’s guard in the Imperial City of a mind to challenge it.”
The cherry in this stinker of a “tax reform” is it does repeal the ObamaCare mandatory insurance requirement which couuld save middle income folks like most of us up to $18k per year… Merry Christmas Charlie Brown!
Diamonds, Not The ‘Murican “Republic” Are Supposed To Last Forever – Brad Birzer points out that the “republic for which it stands…” was not supposed to stand as long as it has.
“As Tom Woods and all sensible economists have recently claimed, the United States of America is simply insolvent. The only shocking thing is that no one in the mainstream media or financial institutions seems to care.”
Yes Brad, apathy toward the coming crash is a national pastime now celebrated with Twitter s”storms” and Facebook Live parties. Look at the Talk Radio Mafia hedonism festival going on right now after the GOP saved Endor by passing “tax reform” which ostensibly prolongs the life of “the republic” by giving the old girl a $50 billion per year shot in the arm of old fashioned, deep red, nay crimson, debt increases. Party on dude!
The U.S. Constitution Now REQUIRES Abortion & Contraception – When Judge Wendy Beetlestone made her ruling (in cahoots with Pennsylvania’s AG) last week against the Little Sisters of The Poor & The Trump Administration, she basically stated that because ObamaCare is “the law of the land” and because that law provided that the Federal Leviathan can require employers to provide “women’s reproductive care”, thus the U.S. Constitution now requires abortion and contraception. Margot Cleeland reports on the diabolical ruling:
“[I]n her 44-page opinion, Beetlestone concluded the Trump administration lacked the authority under the ACA to exempt employers from its birth control, abortifacient, and sterilization mandate. She also held the mandate did not substantially burden religious objectors’ rights and, in turn, did not violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.”
Well, if the Trump Adminsitration doesn’t have executive prerogative to enforce the ACA, then who does, Judge Bettlejuice? The Bureau of Land Management? Planned Parenthood? And if this heinous, what I call “insure to kill order” doesn’t violate religious consciouses, then what in Margaret Sanger’s name will!? More reason folks, that the separation of us from This State must happen. The Feds AND some States are basically saying that baby-killing is now part of the Constitutional “order”. That is a legislative bridge too far, isn’t it?
The U.S. Constitution Now REQUIRES Abortion & Contraception II – If you think I am exaggerating above, then sample this report from Christopher Jacobs which contains this video of Mitch McConnell saying exactly that:
It’s Official: Even Under President Trump We Are A War-Like People – Robert W. Merry analyzes the “new security strategy” that the Trump Administration belched out last Thursday and finds it nearly identical to the last three President’s “security strategies”. Face it folks, if you live under the American system, you are a war-like person because we are a war-like people.
“[T]here are echoes in the language that go back to one of the most unfortunate doctrines of the past quarter century: the idea that America must prevent any other nation from becoming a dominant power in any region, thus bolstering our goal of global hegemony… Alas, Trump’s document evinces no appreciation for this fundamental geopolitical reality. Indeed, it maintains the foolhardy resolve of the past two administrations to stare down all regional powers of consequence everywhere in the world.”
Got that citizen of ‘Muricah? It is our JOB nay our DUTY to prevent any other war-like people from dominating the known universe, that is a job reserved solely for the good ‘ol USA! USA! If you don’t mind, double digit percentages of your “take home pay” being ravaged to police the planet then you are a model citizen under this scheme. For the rest of us, what is the option now, “Benedict”?
Buchanan: Trump’s Dangerous Jerusalem Move & Nikki Haley’s War Dance – I wonder if while governor of South Carolina, Nikki Hayley ever entertained ideas of invading Georgia or rival North Carolina with the South Carolina 101st mechanized. After all, there is not a possible war or war-like opportunity in our opposite hemisphere she has not thundered lust for from the UN dais on your and my behalf. What’s that you say, “I never asked for a war with NoKo” oh but you did and so did I because its not ambassadors who go to war, its nations. Buchanan knows Haley is a threat to world peace and America first.
What was Haley’s motive in indicting Iran? Was this part of a new propaganda campaign to drum up support for America’s next big Mideast war? There are reasons to think so.
Nikki Hayley is a disgrace to the term ambassador and a loud-mouthed femme fatale for the MIC and Conservatism Inc. She remains my biggest foreign policy disappointment from the Trump Presidency. pray her lethal ramblings don’t actually start another undeclared, PTSD manufacturing, calamitous war. USA! USA!
Merry Christmas ISIS! – We now know that the weapon supply chain for ISIS leads right back to the ‘Murican Military Industrial Complex and yet no one seems to mind.
“The study further reveals that in one notable instance, a weapons shipment of advanced missile systems switched hands from US intelligence to “moderate” Syrian groups to ISIS in only a two month time period.”
Membah, membah when Rand Paul was excoriated as a ‘Murican heretic for saying “we created ISIS”? He was right then and he is right today yet the War Machine has even had a to stop and sneeze.
‘Muricah Is Rebuked At The U.N. But Lady Mars, Nikki Hayley, Remains Committed – The U.N. Security Council voted to block the Trump recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capitol but Nikki Hayley pulle dthe “Trump card” of a permanent member of that not-august body and blocked the vote from being implemented or “vetoed” it. Daniel Larison comments.
“The U.S. exercised its veto to avoid the spectacle of a critical resolution being passed with the support of all the other members.”
President trump’s “Muricah First” foreign policy has been hijacked by Conservatism Inc. and shows no signs of abating. That is a sad state of affairs for a Presidency that could have slowed this 4.5 Trillion headed hydra known as the Federal Government down.
Big BIG Train A Comin’, Brad Birzer Wants You To Listen To Good, True & Beautiful “Prog Rock” – Readers/listeners know I am a reader and promoter of the work of Brad Birzer who is currently the President of a high falutin’ outfit that publishes the American conservative magazine. Brad is into a band called Big Big Train and based on his review, they may be worth a listen, read more here.
DeceptiCON Central To Me: You’re Right Mitter Chur, There Will Be Revival of “Conservatism” Until The Catholic Church Revives – In a shocking essay splashed across the National Review’s website, Paul Ingrassia revives WFB’s criticism of the Catholic revolt against tradition that began 50 years ago and ties it to the general decline of the West. Ingrassia even makes the CRUSADE Channel/Mike Church Show’s point that political jockeying and “progress” cannot solve the decaying Western culture that is crying out for The Church to save her. Peter Kwasniewski (author of Noble Beauty), take a bow:
“Although Christians should know that God’s plan will ultimately prevail, the pitiful state of the West can be assuaged only when we begin to believe again that the Church is the sole source of divine truth. Real progress as traditionally understood can be achieved only through the reorientation of mankind to those fundamental tenets, as it was eloquently argued 16 centuries ago by Augustine in The City of God, and as it remains today, when the greatest gift to mankind, revealed per ipsum et cum ipso et in ipso, is still readily applicable, and perhaps of greater importance than ever before.”
Ingrassia even takes on the materialism obsession of his colleagues at the National Review (although not by name) as the saving paradigm it clearly is not. When the NR starts publishing features that actively, as opposed to metaphoric, identify a robust and dominant Catholicism as the antidote to ‘Muricah and the West’s ills, an event horizon for the future is at hand.
FROM TODAY’S MIKE CHURCH SHOW
Glasses Half Full: A Fashion Magazine Finds “Fashion” In Catholic Women Wearing Veils Again – Just when you think all sanity in feminine modesty has been lost, along comes a fashion magazine with a feature on the return to popularity of Catholic women wearing veils to Mass. Next thing you know someone is going to photograph Beyoncé in what seems to be clothes.
Why States Rights Restoration Will Not Work: Ask The Little Sisters of The Poor – The State of PA has successfully sued the Trump administration and vanquished the evil that is The Little Sisters of The Poor, sparing the people of Pennsylvania from the horror of nuns acting out their vows as spouses of Christ. No kidding.
The Mike Church Show List Of The REAL Important Book List For 2017 – The editors of The Federalist have published their choices for 2017’s best books and as I would expect have left off their lists the books that will actually change people’s lives and even save souls. Any book that doesn’t promote the last things, cannot possibly be “important”. First, The Marian Option is well written handbook to install a Marian society in ‘Muricah that everyone would benefit from reading. Second Noble Beauty is the best defense of the Catholic Latin liturgy and its restorative powers in recent memory.
The Porn Industry Got Kneecapped By Net Neutrality – If the makers of videotapes could have gotten their tapes for FREE, why, we’d still be enjoying betamax movies! Porn pimps cry foul that their “free” internet is going the way of female modesty before yoga pants. Strange thing though, I never heard home theater merchants whine about having to buy the VHS tapes and boxes their products went in. Oh look, KY stock just went south, yay FCC! WARNING: NSFW – This story tells you everything you need to know about what happened yesterday at the FCC.
“Finally, whatever one’s feelings on net neutrality, the 2015 rules should be seen for what they are: a staggering expansion of bureaucratic power, by decree of the bureaucracy itself. The result is an ugly patchwork of overlapping authority between the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission, with ISPs disfavored over similar services. This reclassification can never be a stable solution; it will always be vulnerable to precisely the kind of unilateral repeal currently occurring. If the public supports net neutrality, then let it be defended through the proper channel: by laws, and not bureaucratic fiat.”
Is The FCC’s Undoing of Dear Leader’s Internet “Protections” really A Doomsday Pill For You? – I have already been taunted through a Facebook post, that the new “Net Neutrality” rules spell the end of all internet radio and the CRUSADE Channel. You can read Tyler Durden’s take on the issue here. The Austrian economics Mises Institute has this take that includes the following:
Buchanan: Donald Trump Is N Tricky Dick – Richard Nixon earned the scandalous nickname “Tricky Dick” during the Watergate catastrophe as an under the table wheeler and dealer. It is an infamous fact that Nixon resigned rather than suffer an impeachment trial that he would likely have lost but Donald Trump is no Richard Nixon. Buchanan:
“There are other reasons to believe Trump may survive the deep state-media conspiracy to break his presidency, overturn his mandate and reinstate a discredited establishment. Trump has Fox News and fighting congressmen behind him, and the mainstream media are deeply distrusted and widely detested. And there is no Democratic House to impeach him or Democratic Senate to convict him. Moreover, Trump is not Nixon, who, like Charles I, accepted his fate and let the executioner’s sword fall with dignity. If Trump goes, one imagines, he will not go quietly.”
Buchanan’s alarm at this point is surprising and shows that the conservative echo chamber really is just that. An impenetrable box where the outside world and reality rarely gets a hearing. Ponder that while considering whether to remain an active part of that corrupt cabal Conservatism Inc.
They Went transgenderMammy: LG Appliances Goes All In LGBTQrstlne – The appliance and smartphone maker LG has thrown all in with the transgenderMammy™ pimps by becoming a registered transgenderMammy™ pimp themselves, encouraging users to attend, record and display “drag-queen” shows. Yes, on their product Twitter account, that just happened
— LG USA Mobile (@LGUSAMobile) December 12, 2017
Truth: The Mass Hysteria That #MeToo Has Become Is A Revolution Instigated By Women – How ironic that the benefactors of the “sexual revolution” i.e. women who are no longer shackled to the institution of marriage for sex; are now rejecting all the “benefits” the revolution gained them including cheap, no strings attached sex with men they never intend to marry. Think about it: where will the liberated find men to “hook-up” with if not primarily in the workplace that they demanded entry into? In the new, #MeToo version of life, is touching a knee or exchanging a hug always the beginning of being #MeToo’d? Did the stars of “Sex And The City” think that all the casual sex they lustfully sought should begin with the sex after they had consented? Where’s the human logic in that!? Claire Berlinski has risked her career to write pretty much what I have just written and boy howdy is it good:
“There is no reliable way to know if a hug will feel sexual and domineering to a woman or whether she will find this disagreeable, let alone how she will feel about it twenty years from now. So the lesson to men is clear: Never hug women at work, period. But this is insane. The project of eradicating physical affection from the workplace is cruel to men and women alike, and if it is successful, we will all go nuts.”
This assumes that the workplace hasn’t already gone nuts. When “workplace” substitutes “vocation”, just like when “consumer” supplants “customer”, the human element has been replaced by the inorganic rote of this wicked paradigm our elite master have created for us, that we must all now seemingly live in. Thanks, gal-queda, for institutionalizing the war against the family, the mother and yes the family man. That’s the result of your sexual revolution, the carcasses of the #MeTooer’s. There’s a reason that the lewd Shades of Grey sold over 125 MILLION copies, ladies.
DeceptiCONNED: Oh But, Mr. Hall, There IS A Separation of Church And State – Mark David Hall has written an interesting piece about the Founding Fathers and their views on separation of church and state that is worthy of a look. First of all, any discussion of this matter must define the terms correctly i.e. what is the “State” and what is the “Church”. In 1789, the State was the de jure law under the constitutions of the states in the union. The Church was not the Roman Catholic one but any Protestant “denomination” that had won favor in the aforementioned state legislatures. As the Federal “State” came into existence it too had to be considered when making broad statements and there is no doubt that the Constitution was hostile to the Church having any influence on that new government. This is amply demonstrated by the clauses against religious tests for office and the idolatry of “We the People” as the new God i.e Church. Martin T. Horvat sums up the colonial ‘Murican hostility to the Catholic Church thus.
“Here I propose to dispel this myth that America was from its very beginning a country that championed freedom of religion. In fact, in the colonial period, a virulent anti-Catholicism reigned and the general hounding and harrying of Catholics was supported by legislation limiting their rights and freedom.”
Separation of Church and State is as ‘Murican as stars and stripes and no, the Founding generation did not “accidentally” enshrine it. Madison and Jefferson, it should be well known, fought for it in Virginia first (against Patrick Henry) then in the Federal beast. They won
Hey Christian Llama! Its Advent, NOT Christmas! – I always enjoy essays that provoke reflective thinking like this one by Lyman Stone. Stone begins by begging the faithful to observe Advent like it mattered, ’cause it does.
I wish more American Christians today actually recognized Advent instead of skipping straight to a bowdlerized commercial Christmas, as this passage is of pressing political relevance for our present time.
Stone then weaves a provocative path through the ultimate failings of the Christian obsession with elctoral politics and the threat that we are all just 1 vote away from total consecration to Moloch’s minions.
Whenever we begin to get riled up, to tell ourselves that everything is terrible, we must remember that it is better that America, like Rome, Athens, and Jerusalem of old, should be sunk beneath the waves than that the church should accept an unclean conscience on its behalf. Then we must recall what we are commanded to do: wait.
That’s good advice. Observe some Advent penitence and patiently await the arrival of our savior on Christmas Day…THEN it’ll be Christmas and it’s ON!
The First Church of ‘Muricah – Suzanne Sherman nails the point home of ‘Muricans worshipping at the first Church of ‘Muricah and just how ritualistic this putrid faith has become. “What started as a policy to promote military recruitment has surreptitiously evolved into a full-blown liturgy of national worship. Social mores now demand you stand and pay homage to the “nation” at every single sporting event. Football games have become a church of nationalism.” Yes! And the Pledge of Allegiance is the Pater Noster (Our Father).
DeceptiCONNED: Why The War Party Hates Putin – MBD posits that Putin “hatin'” has become a John Boltonesque blood sport precisely because he keeps showing up in the places ‘Murica’s aggression leaves him no option but to bolt to, like Crimea after Ukraine.
The accusations of Putin’s influence have been hottest precisely where democratic results have upset the historical self-confidence of the post-Cold War liberal order: Brexit and Trump. Putin’s influence is a way of explaining why the destiny of liberal champions was upset by populist ogres, why liberal policies haven’t pulled us into the final glory at the end of history, or why the liberal world was vulnerable to these “mistakes,” the ones produced by voters.
Of course, if you are reader of this space you know the real reason the DeceptiCONS despise Putin and Russia in general.
What Ale And Coffee Snobs Want For Christmas – Joseph Pearce gives us his literary recommendations for Christmas gift giving if you’re going to buy fiction books.
It’s January 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.”