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 –““I do not know what Christmas in the United States is going to be like from now on. I frankly do not! I have seen how it has deteriorated in the past twenty-five years. I know the deceivers and haters of Jesus and Mary, across the street at Harvard College, will go through this Christmas religiously as fraudulently as they went through the last one. There will be red lights blinking on Christmas trees, this year the same as last year. Light, revealing nothing! Light, meant to be the means of making things visible, with nothing to show! Undoubtedly, somebody like Theodore Spencer, of Harvard — who called Jesus a “myth,” before he died — will get up and read Dickens’ Christmas Carol. That is supposed to be very Christmasy! Some noted actor, if he is able, will do a little Christmas barking on the radio. Some notorious comedian will roar like Santa Claus! That is the culture that goes with Christmas now. – Father Leonard Feeney
The First Amendment Says Absolutely Nothing About What Atheists Crave At Christmas – Another year and another apostate’s attack on the Christ part of Christmas. The Indiana ACLU found one apostate to “protest” the placing of a handmade wooden Crucifix on Knightstown Indiana’s Christmas tree claiming it was “unconstitutional”. The ludicrous reasoning employed by the ACLU’s planted hack is typical: “The cross is the best known symbol of Christianity and Knightstown’s prominent display of this symbol represents an establishment of religion in violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.” First of all, the Federal Constitution and it’s 1st Amendment say absolutely nothing about Knightstown Indiana and what it can display on its public property, but the Indiana State Constitution does: “Section 2. Right to worship – All people shall be secured in the natural right to worship ALMIGHTY GOD, according to the dictates of their own consciences. Section 3. Freedom of religious opinions. No law shall, in any case whatever, control the free exercise and enjoyment of religious opinions, or interfere with the rights of conscience. Section 4. Freedom of religion. No preference shall be given, by law, to any creed, religious society, or mode of worship; and no person shall be compelled to attend, erect, or support, any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry, against his consent. Section 5. No religious test for office. No religious test shall be required, as a qualification for any office of trust or profit. Section 6. No state money for religious institutions. No money shall be drawn from the treasury, for the benefit of any religious or theological institution.” There is absolutely NOTHINg in this that precludes 2, sweet, Christian, little of ladies, from constructing a Crucifix by hand and DONATING it to the town for the tree. Just ask James Madison.
Dear Leader’s War Crime Assistance Continues In Yemen – The atrocities being committed against the civilian population in Yemen have been well documented on this page as has been the U.S. government’s complicity in their commission through arms sales, planning and intelligence gathering on behalf of Saudi Arabia. Yesterday an Obama flack told the world that the Obama Admin and thus the U.S, whether we like it or not, admits the atrocities, slaps the Saudi’s wrists, then pledges to increase the “military aid” that has led to the slaughter of tens of thousands. “Now, following months of deliberation, the administration has reached a set of interim conclusions, the official said, including a decision to reduce sharing of intelligence that the United States believes could be used to conduct similar problematic strikes in the Houthi campaign. At the same time, U.S. officials will continue or even increase other kinds of intelligence sharing, on targets such as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) or when the United States sees legitimate Saudi concerns about Houthi aggression.” Michael Horton reminds ‘Muricans, ignorant of this genocide and our part in it, the payback will come. “The war in Yemen has received little media attention. Yet it is just as brutal as the war in Syria. Blowback from U.S. policy in Yemen that supports Saudi Arabia’s war against the country’s Houthi rebels will be profound for both the region and, potentially, for the United States.” The bomb, bomb, bomb, crowd is blissfully unaware of this travesty and that shows, again, just how out of scale this monstrous government has become.
Canadian Bishops Go Burger King On Assisted Suicide – I’m not sure what has seeped into the water supply in Canada the last 40 years but it has now increased in toxicity and has made its way into the supply of the Church’s Holy Water. The sinful nature of “suicide” is as clearly defined in the Catechism as anything can be; removing or adding the words “physician assisted” changes nothing and indeed, places two souls now in grave mortal sin. But, ay, the “Canadian Bishops are all about it, hoser” and have attempted to alter the teaching on Mammon’s behalf. “The Catechism teaches that suicide contradicts the natural inclination of the human being to preserve and perpetuate one’s life (CCC, no. 2281). However, the Catechism also notes that “grave psychological disturbances, anguish, or grave fear of hardship, suffering, or torture can diminish the responsibility of the one committing suicide” (CCC, no. 2282). Such circumstances can sometimes lead persons to so grave a feeling of desperation and hopelessness that they can no longer see the value in continuing to live…”. Read that again and if you dare, read the whole diabolical statement on the matter. Lost here is the beauty of The Faith: ALL of us have times when “we no longer see the value of…” insert required moral action here and then our recourse is TO The Faith, TO God, TO the intercession of the Communion of Saints; TO prayer and meditation. Calgary Bishop F.B. Henry attempts to set the record straight but I wonder if any of the Faithful are listening? “If the pastoral caregiver were to support the request for euthanasia, he would be capitulating to despair, which is contrary to the hope alive within him which he wants to proclaim. If the Church’s minister were out of a false of compassion accede to such a request it would constitute an enormous situation of scandal and denial of the truth, “You shall not kill.” “
If At First You Don’t Secede, Try, Try Again – “Blobistan” is a term I coined to describe that monolithic land mass that the lower 48 states, collectively known as ‘Muricah have become. The ridiculous notion that 325 million people can be governed by one entity and exist in cooperation and harmony is as sensible as transporting ice in Dominoes Pizza warmers. Now comes Eli Dourado from George Mason’s Mercatus Center with “Maybe America is simply too big?”, Ummm, yeah! Dourado’s take on our current political discord is simple and he’s right: “And I don’t think we should dissolve the Union based on sour grapes after one election. The point is much more macro. There are people on all sides of the political divide who have been unhappy for some time. We don’t actually have to all live together under the same government. We don’t have to have political battles that are this divisive. Maybe we should consider our options.” The disintegration of the #Exceptional America Union is going to take place regardless of the success or failure, however defined, of the Trump Presidency. Sensible people should have long ago begun talking about how best to accomplish this narrowing of our political and social scales, failure to do so now could end miserably.
The Gaystapo Fires A Brady – Susan Olsen, formerly known as “Cindy Brady” 40+ years ago is now a radio host in L.A. I should say “was” a talk-show host until a row with homosexual actor Leon Acord Whiting because among other thought crimes Olsen, supports and voted for President-elect Trump. Whiting wrote on his Facebook page of Olsen: “It is wildly irresponsible for LA Talk Radio to allow a Trump fanatic to co-host one of their programs, where she can spew her idiotic lies unchecked. (Being a liberal and a patriot are mutually exclusive? Hillary is causing the protests & hate crimes? The Koran is a political tract?).” Got that citizen? The Koran’s heresy is Holy writ, anyone who publicly supports Pre-elect Trump is a “fanatic” and cult of death devotees are “patriots”. While I am not surprised by Whiting’s Nephilim spawn inspired tirade against Trump via Olsen, the result from Whiting’s rant, Olsen’s sacking, is another notch in the belt of the Cult of Death’s homo-hegemony campaign. Public figures are now not allowed to work in broadcast media and say or write anything that raises the anger of homosexuals, transsexuals etc, regardless of their stature in the business or their previous accomplishments. This is a de facto censorship that serves as another reminder that the cult of death tolerates nothing short of complete surrender to their way of life and morbid opinions on anything and everything.
High School Girls In Seattle To Trent Kreslins-Real Men Let Women Defend Themselves – The magnitude of what Trent Kreslins did back in September grows day by day as the androgynous, metro-sexual male loser is now being taught as “normal” in public high schools. Witness the saga of former NFL standout Ricardo Lockette who donated some of his free time to visit a Seattle area high school and present an “inspirational talk” to promote leadership and of the pressing need for men to re-take lead roles in the defense and protection of women. This act of Christian chivalry was welcomed by boos and then an indignant, banshee woman response from an “outraged” female student, one Julia Olson. Olson rose to shout down Lockette and then left with a gaggle of other petulant teen girls destined to become cheerleaders at a Masha Gessen rally. Here is what Lockette said in response to Olson. “Even though you can handle your own, but as men — men stand up; men take the challenge; men take the lead; men take the head.” *crickets* followed by indignation. I wonder what would have happened if the damsel in distress, rescued by Trent Kreslins, had been Julia Olson? Would she have told Trent she could handle the enraged (still at large) creep who was about to pummel her face into hamburger or accepted the chivalry offered? When a society raises a generation of girls who either have no fathers or have no respect for the natural, beautiful masculinity of their fathers, you get birthrates of 1.8 per female; legions of young girls becoming lesbians or trans or Q’s or B’s etc, and coarseness added to civil affairs because their is no feminine gentility to clam and soothe the beasts among us = Sad times in Seattle.
Trump To Dear Leader’s Green Economy Job Killers: You’re Fired – I have made the study of Climate Change and environmental “regulation” a specialty of mine since before I was introduced to talk-radio and save for a very brief respite after 9-11, the march to green tyranny led by bark humping weirdoes who are actually Dior suited wealthy elites has been unstoppable, until now. President elect Trump has chosen Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt to head up the EPA – don’t think that’s a big deal? – Pruitt is the lead AG in a 28 state lawsuit against the Obama EPA for its blue-collar job killing edicts. And if that wasn’t evidence of a 180 swing toward common sense, the 10th Amendment and nature, Trump picked CEI’s Myron Ebell to lead the Pruitt transition team. Who is Myron Ebell? Well for starters he was a frequent guest on the Mike Church Show, Old-Station, Old-Country- and for finale’s he is probably the most knowledgeable crusader AGAINST this 30 year long green zeitgeist. Oh and current frequent guest Marc Morano of Climate Depot and the Climate Hustle movie, is a fan.
The Fallacy of Working for “Retirement”, Exploded For Modern ‘Murican Baby Boomer Man -Modern ‘Murican Baby Boomer Man s bombarded every hour of every day with financial service products that purport to guarantee the greatest “retirement” in the history of great “retirements”. You see, if you do what our elite ruling masters command and follow their rules, you get to cavort about the countryside in a topless car or decked out Harley with your aged but still lovely, geriatric version of Jennifer Aniston. Of course you’ve tucked millions away in your retirement account so you can keep stocked up on single dose Viagara pills and gold level keyfob entries into every Sandals retreat in the Caribbean. But something strange is happening with “Boomers” on their way to sloth at the expense of their grandkids land: sloth makes misery, osteoporosis and short life expectancies. But wait, maybe that’s the plan!?
Even the FRENCH are going #Brexit!? Hailing from The Vendee, the site of Locke, Hobbes and des Cartes’ “Revolutionary” genocide (as Richard Weaver wrote, “Ideas have consequences”), Francois Fillon is climbing the polls to become the next French President even though he is “too Catholic for SiriusXM satellite radio”. Is the secular, former “First Daughter of The Church” risen from the sepulcher!? “But surprised, too, because, as the rest of the country is now discovering, Fillon is Catholic. Very Catholic. So Catholic, at least to the secular left, that a headline in the newspaper Libération screamed: “Help, Jesus has returned!” Sounds like the French daughter has indeed awakened, but is it to late to convert then save Charlie Hebdo heretics?
CNN Chief: We WERE A Bigger threat Than Trump – Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes said that CNN and broadcast media were a bigger threat to the 1st Amendment than Trump. This mea culpa that isn’t a mea culpa is a lame attempt to try and undo the damage done by the scandalous Chris Cuomo, Allison Camarata and the rest of the dreadful, allegedly “catholic” CNN on-air team. I might suggest that Bewkes gather the entire team and demand they attend a 5 day retreat with the FSSP’s Father Buckley followed by acts of general Confession followed by a week of fasting prayer and service to the poor in the Archdiocese of Kansas City. Regardless (and my suggestion is NOT going to be attempted), the fact that the “mainstream media” have been “exposed” as being “liberals” is not what is at issue and therefore the problem will not be addressed: this was a failure of Christian ethics which weren’t found wanting for usefulness but rather were found not used because no one wanted them used (h/t Chesterton).
Sour Grapes For James Madison? – Dumbocrats are now so despondent that their scandalous, electoral schemes have failed to produce legislative tyranny and baby killing not seen since Mao, want to call a “Constitutional convention” of “rational people”. If there is one thing these cult of death, Tzeltacuan worshipping pagans are, it is NOT “rational”.
The Legend of Saint Nicholas i.e. Santa Claus, Is NO Legend – Saint Nicholas was the patron Saint of the Byzantians. From the Saint Nicholas Center we get one of his most profound miracles: “One of the oldest stories showing St. Nicholas as a protector of children takes place long after his death. The townspeople of Myra were celebrating the good saint on the eve of his feast day when a band of Arab pirates from Crete came into the district. They stole treasures from the Church of Saint Nicholas to take away as booty. As they were leaving town, they snatched a young boy, Basilios, to make into a slave. The emir, or ruler, selected Basilios to be his personal cupbearer, as not knowing the language, Basilios would not understand what the king said to those around him. So, for the next year Basilios waited on the king, bringing his wine in a beautiful golden cup. For Basilios’ parents, devastated at the loss of their only child, the year passed slowly, filled with grief. As the next St. Nicholas’ feast day approached, Basilios’ mother would not join in the festivity, as it was now a day of tragedy. However, she was persuaded to have a simple observance at home—with quiet prayers for Basilios’ safekeeping. Meanwhile, as Basilios was fulfilling his tasks serving the emir, he was suddenly whisked up and away. St. Nicholas appeared to the terrified boy, blessed him, and set him down at his home back in Myra. Imagine the joy and wonderment when Basilios amazingly appeared before his parents, still holding the king’s golden cup. This is the first story told of St. Nicholas protecting children—which became his primary role in the West.” Saint Nicholas day is still celebrated all over Old Europe and he remains the patron Saint of Russia. With St. Andred the Apostle, he is patron of the nation, and the Russian Orthodox Church even observes the feast of his translation; so many Russian pilgrims came to Bari before the revolution that their government supported a church, hospital and hospice there. He is also the patron saint of Greece, Apulia, Sicily and Loraine.
Did Trump Appoint General “Mad-Dog” Mattis To Go BACK Into Iraq et al & Produce “A Win”? – John Basil Utley, founder of the American Conservative Magazine and respected non-interventionist has some good things to say about President Trump’s selection of General MadDog Mattis as Secretary of Defense but Utley also cautions, as I do, the damage done in the mid-east and the world by the DeceptiCONS never-ending wars to make “America exceptional” are not going to be undone or repaired so easily because they remain profitable for the parasites in the Mike Church Show’s “Outer Circle™”. “Endless wars for little purpose and with no end strategy are thus likely to continue. They are, however, profitable or beneficial for many Washington interests.” Alas….
The Gaines Keep Their Faith While “Buzzfeed” Keeps Their Witch Hunt – HGTV has kinda, sorta responded to the non-news, news story from Buzzfeed’s Kate Arthur that Chip and Joanna Gaines might not worship at the altar of Sodomite marriage. In typical, all sex and all families are created equal, nominalist fashion, HGTV says: “We don’t discriminate against members of the LGBT community in any of our shows… HGTV is proud to have a crystal clear, consistent record of including people from all walks of life in its series.” Really? Have you included a “fixer upper” built by and for a drug dealer? How about a “flipper”, flipped by a pedophile? What about a renovation built for a Black-Lives Matter “leader” who moonlights as a fake philanthropist? The fact is HGTV does and SHOULD discriminate. You see folks, what the GayStappo bullies rely upon in their demonic quest is that the sex practiced by homosexuals remains sanitized and unknown. No one of sound moral character would ever say “I have no problem with Gary and Steve as a couple and – insert description of their imitation of the marital act here – I mean that’s just their choice and its ok by me.” How then can you have the moral authority condemn the sex acts of the pedophile? Oh, I know, “but the children are innocent and didn’t consent, Mike!” Yes, but why draw the distinction between adults and children anymore? There are entire public school districts in Massachusetts, Washington, California and Oregon that assist children in changing their gender without their parents consent, thus treating them as adults. If we’re going to engage in this CRUSADE for the eternal, moral law, we must re-attach the unnatural “crime against nature” to the actual acts in loving charity for the souls at risk.
For Every Rainbow Flag, Let There Be 10 Carrilion de Sacre Coure’s! – Washington D.C. area homosexuals or those claiming solidarity to Sodomites there, are flying “gay-pride flags” in the neighborhood where Vice President Pence will be taking up residence. The Daily Caller reports: At least 10 rainbow flags now hang from homes on the street where in a few days Pence will arrive. He moved a few things into the home during Thanksgiving week, according to neighbors. As Vice-President, Pence will reside in the official vice-presidential residence at Number One Observatory Circle on the Naval Observatory grounds in northwest Washington, D.C. I call upon the decent residents of the same area to protest those prideful displays of sin and lust by hoisting the Carrillion de Sacre Coure – the flag of The Sacred Heart of Jesus – in numbers 10-1. Showing The King of Kings rules over the kings who dress as queens.
Buchanan: Beware The War party’s Fake News – Buchanan warns President Elect Trump that the war-party’s propagandists are alive and well and that their primary aim is to convince him that a war with Iran is necessary in the same way Churchill convinced the British that a war with Hitler was.
Yes The Gaines’ Are Being Targeted For Termination, No, You Should Not Stone Their Tormentors – Now we know what soon to be disemployed and totally out of federal, political power, progressive heretics plan to do for vocation: persecute Christians. Behold the out of nowhere assault on the career of Chris and Joanna Gaines and thus subsistence of a family of 6, hurled from the disgusting online sewer known as Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed “has discovered” that lurking in the private lives of the Gaines’ is the Holy specter of Faith and Humiliation. That Faith, expressed through the Gaines’ pastor, has its catechism correct on the disorder known as homosexuality: it IS a mortal sin. Thus the alarm bells in Hell have been rung and Kate Arthur is on the case: “So are the Gaineses against same-sex marriage? And would they ever feature a same-sex couple on the show, as have HGTV’s House Hunters and Property Brothers? Emails to Brock Murphy, the public relations director at their company, Magnolia, were not returned. Nor were emails and calls to HGTV’s PR department. Fixer Upper has fans of all stripes: Christians, feminists, and LGBT viewers have all found something to love in the Gaineses. So in the absence of a response from them or their representatives, it’s worth looking at the severe, unmoving position Seibert and Antioch take on same-sex marriage.” But WHY is it worth looking at it Kate? Because something is pure and beautiful, as the catechism on loving the homosexual’s Holy Soul IS while decrying and praying and counseling he/she to avoid acting upon the sinful disorder. Elton John once ironically wrote “Someone Saved My Life Tonight” but no eternal life will be saved by defending the PRACTICE of homosexuality and neither will the soul of Buzzfeed’s Kate Arthur for scandalizing the Gaines’. Oremus.
And The Trumpzilla Titanic’s Band Played On – I am fond of using the phrase “re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic as she sinks” to describe the possibility that the general government of the United States can be “saved”. Now viewing the growing list of names that will be appointed to Cabinet positions inside the Trump Administration, not only are the chairs being re-arranged, some of them are being replaced by chez lounge chairs covered with imported ostrich skin. As I have talked about on-air the last 3 weeks, a REAL bold move for Trump would look like this: “Today I am announcing the closing of 3 Cabinet level Federal agencies; these closings will take place over a period of 1 year as a task force is commissioned to distribute their duties to other federal agencies or back to the states where the 10th Amendment says they belong. I am not making these moves for any other reason than to begin the process of ‘draining the swamp’ and restoring a constitutional order to our government. The agencies are: The Departments of Energy, Education, Housing and Urban Development. The Department of Transportation, Commerce Department and Department of Labor serve no function that cannot be carried out by the private sector or the states if they so choose and I will therefor not be filling those cabinet positions. The Department of Homeland Security and the TSA will be shut down over a period of 2 years as other federal agencies and the private sector assume or resume the functions and services they carry out. I am appointing Mitt Romney to be the chair person of the task force that will oversee these changes, he will be assisted by Governor Bobby Jindal who act as liaison to the states. Governor Romney, Jindal and I will update you with other appointments and actions as we get this process underway. Thank you very much.”
The Greatest Assault On “College” Since John Belushi – The effort to shame and threaten the electors that will confirm the election of President Donald Trump into throwing their votes to the Nephilim spawn of Satan and Margaret Sanger is not only despicable it does grave damage to to what remains of the Constitution system. What is more amazing though is that the Founding Father’s actually debated the merits of the Electoral College System for an entire week in the Federal Convention of 1787 (read this part of the debate here). The Founders were actually more afraid of leaving an election for the President in the hands of the people than in the hands of Electors chosen by the Legislatures of the states. The Constitutional crisis that might ensue as a result of Hillary’s treachery is detailed here but what is not detailed is the WHY? I propose that the parasites occupying the outer circle of the monstrosity that is the Leviathan State and their need to be paid through mid-December so they can buy Christmas gifts is what is in play here.
NOT a Shockuh: Virgins Are Actually Healthier Than Sluts – Only in modern ‘Muricah would there actually be a need to have the CDC study the health of young people to find out that virgins lead healthier lives than horn-dog boys, transsexuals, homosexuals and garden variety, immodest sluts. The CDC stats will warm the hearts of home-schoolers and the faithful who removed their children from public schools precisely to try and preserve their chastity and purity. “Sexual chastity and attentive parenting pay huge dividends, and good research proves it. It is intriguing to note how many of these health measures have no direct relation to sexual activity and decision making, even tangentially. The risk factors studied are things like seat belt use, eating breakfast daily, smoking, dentist visits, illegal drug use, suffering from asthma, etc. Obviously, there’s a curious and meaningful relationship between our teens’ sexual values and activity and a substantial number of unanticipated but very consequential health behaviors.” Remember that next time the “right” to form lesbian expression clubs in league with transitioning of sexes is demanded for 6 year olds.
Don’t EVER Trust Witches Or a Clinton, Wait, I Repeat Myself – President-elect Donald Trump has just discovered that there is nothing sacred in Clinton’s world save for the ravenous pursuit of their own ambitions. The Nephilim spawn of Satan and Margaret Sanger is now unleashing her demonic hordes to contest the election results of PA, WI and MI under the ruse that a “recount” is needed. What is really happening here, folks, is that those in the outer circle around Hillary, desperately need to find some make-work fleecing the public trough, otherwise they’d have to go out and find something productive to do. If Trump is smart, and he is, he will let it be known that his promise to not appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary’s email treachery, only extends to the Hillary who has conceded.
DC McAllister Called It: The Post-Truth ‘MUricah Is Here – Recall my last interview with D.C. McAllister and our discussion about the emerging “post-truth” ‘Muricah that the losers had already begun cultivating. Well lo and behold, some outfit called GUERNICA has published an essay by Kate Zambreno that not only scoffs at Truth but scoffs, nay recoils in horror that there are human monsters lurking around every soda machine in small-town ‘Muricah, waiting for city slickers to wander across their paths so a personal and vicious humiliation can be meted out. Here’s a sample: “What slightly disturbed me on this trip was the amused or adoring or concerned gaze I received from so many strangers—who saw me as a very pregnant and sweaty woman in a short cotton dress with her little black dog, who saw me as very much a woman, an impending mother, something both visible and totally unthreatening, not the usual suspicious looks we sometimes got as city people in small Midwestern towns. I didn’t like it. But as we drove through the various highways and roads, through Pennsylvania, through Ohio, through Michigan, I was especially disturbed, rattled, by the looming highway signs VOTE FOR TRUMP! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! Or the HILLARY FOR PRISON signs. Or just the singular, fucking scary, almost onomatopoeic TRUMP. I didn’t see that many—but the ones I did see looked like ominous humid beacons that I couldn’t quite believe. Trump is everywhere—it is now three months away from the election, the same week my daughter is expected to be born.”
Have The Hoi Polloi Elected A Turkey In Trumpzilla? – The news is now out, President elect Trump apparently has chosen to not appoint a special prosecutor to delve into the Nephilim spawn of Lucifer and Margaret Sanger, Mrs. Clinton, and her email and SOS crimes. One could view this as an act of magnanimity on Trump’s part but most will see it as a betrayal to those who chanted “lock her up, lock her up” at Trump rallies. What surprises me is that it was Trump who said during the second debate that Hillary couldn’t explain a certain policy “because you’d be in jail”, if he were President. It is possible that this move is a pre-emptive strike to prevent Dear Leader Obama from issuing some sort of pardon or clemency. Stay tuned….
A Forgotten Thanksgiving: Praying for The Holy Souls – We’ve all attend a funeral or a wake where a survivor of the deceased climbs up to the pulpit and addresses those in attendance, something to this effect: “We all know that Aunt Petunia is now in a better place. That she is at heaven’s piano bar with an Absolut, dry Martini, listening to her favorite Beatles song.” Well, the fact is, we DON’T know that Aunt Petunia is “in heaven” and we certainly Do know that there is no piano bar serving spicy cocktails with ESPN on the bar TV’s and the Yellow Submarine album on the jukebox. K.V. Turley reminds us that this Muslim view of heaven began at the same time most attacks on the faith did in the modern age: at “the Reformation” and that St Thomas More was among the first to try and put this lethal heresy back in the bottle. “Remember our thirst while ye sit and drink; our hunger while ye be feasting; our restless watch while ye be sleeping; our sore and grievous pain while ye be playing; our hot burning fire while ye be in pleasure and sporting: so mote God make your offspring after remember you; so God keep you hence, or not long here, but bring you shortly to that bliss to which, for our Lord’s love, help you to bring us, and we shall set hand to help you thither to us.”
Elite Rulers You Will Obey Your Citizen Overlords! – Why should the “ruling elite” who have demonstrated 0.0 leadership acumen, be in charge of making rules and ruling the rest of the world when they can’t “rule” Pennsylvania?
Citizen Trump Voter!! You Will Obey Your Unelected Cultural Overlords, Citizen! – The incredibly prideful attempt to shame VP Pence and by proxy President Trump into renouncing their election and the alleged atrocities planned against “diversity” is feted by the NY Post among others but they miss the mark. What is really at play here is the secular hordes of Mammon fear that this greatest system for the ruin of souls ever created might be put into neutral for a few years. Note I don’t say “reversed” but just made to coast on its own noxious fumes. In developing a repeatable description for these modern Manicheans I propose: Godless, heartless, soulless, merciless, jobless corpus of sin strutting, whatever sexual’s. I may have left a few choice nouns and adjectives out but we’ll work them in as we witness what will surely become an angrier and because of what motivates this apostasy, an existential commitment to not just sin but to public and infamous acts of sin i.e. they aren’t content to just stain their souls in private but insist the slander against God must take place a. publicly then b. be witnessed by those revulsed by the sin and then c. accepted and then promoted by those in b. This is without precedent in any historical moment in Christianity that I can find and demonstrates the seriousness with which Christians must view this threat. And make no mistake that when Mammon’s claimed souls are at stake, a violent response is forthcoming.
The Nationalism of Patrick Henry Tops Dear Leader’s “Diversity” – On the first day of the first Continental Congress, John Adams arose and stammered through a call to order and then a discussion of the purpose of the delegates being gathered there, in Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia. Unable to quell his nerves and speak clearly, Patrick Henry stood up and bailed Adams out, concluding the first speech given in an American legislative body “today I am not a Virginian, I am an American!” Patrick J Buchanan quotes this passage in his critique of Dear Leader Chariman MaObama’s farewell tour to the Europeans who are now “clinging” to their union their god (the EU) and their bibles (pick any modern philosopher after des Cartes). Buchanan informs Obama that he is the one on the losing end of history now and so are the Eurocrats. “Did not the Democrats just run “an us and a them” campaign? Less and less do we Americans seem to be one country and one people. More and more do we seem to be separating along religious, racial, cultural, political, ideological, social, and economic lines. If a more multicultural, multiethnic America produces greater unity and comity, why have American politics become so poisonous?” It is Obama’s “religion” that of the civil religion, that is on the wane in post-Obama ‘Muricah.
Millennials Have Chosen Their Religion And It Lost On November 8th – Pope Leo XIII tried to warn the then nascent modern world that the rise of constitutions and organized democratic governments were a diabolical replacement for the ancient and traditional governments of Christendom. Those governments if they can even be called that, largely got the Order correct and brought into existence all the beauty and majesty of “western civilization” we have so systematically tried to destroy. The God that takes away the sins of the world has been replaced by the gods that bring sin into every home: lust, pride and sloth. Peter Burfeind at the Federalist nails this with his piece: Millennials Are In Election Hell Because Politics Has Become Their God. An excerpt and a warning: “Expect the music to get more passionate, more anxiety-laden, and more despairing, because every religious movement needs its hymn-writers. Expect the movies to become over-the-top in their critiques of institutions, capitalism, and the government. Expect histrionics like never before, not seen even in the days of Ronald Reagan. Such dramatic displays will preserve the flame of gnosis in leftist hearts.” To prepare for this, we might re-read Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Immortalé Dei.
It’s December 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.”