by Roger KimballThe New Criterion On The Passion of Michel Foucault by James Miller Michel Foucault’s personal perversions involved him in private tragedy. The celebration of his intellectual perversions by academics continues to be a public scandal. The career of this “representative man” of the twentieth century really represents one of the biggest con jobs in recent intellectual… Read More The Perversions of Michel Foucault
Note: The following pertains to far more issues than arise in our time of Covid-19. Regarding the Covid vaccine however, in my opinion the issue is not so much the ultimate efficacy of these vaccines (which is a scientific, statistical, and safety question), the issue is our freedom to make an informed personal decision /… Read More Scientific Authoritarianism Erodes Private Property and Human Liberty
By David Warren Crisis Magazine July 30, 2021 For someone who wasn’t there, it becomes increasingly difficult to reconstruct what actually happened in the Church “Post Vatican II.” I was aware of it, at first, as a pre-Christian, which is to say, not even as a sympathetic observer. Years would pass before I reached an… Read More Popes Come and Go
“For the Carrying Out of the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum“. April 30, 2011 Ad Orientem: Benedict XVI wrote,”a common turning to the east during the Eucharistic Prayer remains essential. This is not a case of something accidental, but of what is essential. Looking at the priest has no importance.” Ecclesia Dei: “For the Carrying Out… Read More Instruction Universae Ecclesiae
Professors are apologizing for saying ‘male’ and ‘female.’ Students are policing teachers. This is what it looks like when activism takes over medicine. Katie HerzogSubstackJuly 27, 2021 During a recent endocrinology course at a top medical school in the University of California system, a professor stopped mid-lecture to apologize for something he’d said at the… Read More Med Schools Denying Biological Sex
Dr. Martin’s compassionate meditation here reminds us never to lose saving Hope and to see and reach out to others in our postlapsarian human condition, from the foot of the Cross. — Pray the most beautiful Sorrowful Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary for the Sick and Suffering. Rom.8 22 We know that the whole creation… Read More The Irreducible Loneliness of Life on Earth
“Hegel is the ideological nexus where the Gnostic scientific dictatorships of Nazism and Communism intersect.” — Phillip and Paul Collins, The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship “All the worth which the human being possesses – all spiritual reality, he possesses only through the State. … For Truth is the Unity of the universal and subjective… Read More Hegel and the Idolatry of the State
Understanding the Epistemological Foundations of Scientific Totalitarianism by Phillip D. Collins 2009 Scientific totalitarianism is certainly not a new topic in the halls of political science and history. Given its bloody legacy of democide (i.e., state-sanctioned genocide, mass murder, and politicide) and its prolific spread throughout the world, scientific totalitarianism remains a preoccupying sociopolitical phenomenon… Read More The Faustian Face of Modern Science
St. Pius X “…the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such… Read More “Our Apostolic Mandate”: A Key to Restoring Christian Civilization
Father most holy,I offer Thee the prayers, works,joys, and sufferings of this day by placing them in the holy and venerable hands of Jesus, the Eternal High Priest, and by saying, as He did upon entering the world, “Behold, I come to do Thy will” (Hebrews 10:9). For the sake of all His priests, [and… Read More A Morning Offering for Priests
He says misguided Traditionalists were manipulated “by Jews” for over 50 years, that Ratzinger / Benedict XVI was “imprudent,” for issuing Summorum Pontificum — E. Michael Jones on Vatican II Cardinal Raymond Burke in a letter addressing Francis’ Motu Proprio, dated July 22, 2021, notes, “Pope Benedict XVI responded to the affirmation, “The reauthorization of… Read More E.Michael Jones. Very Little Sympathy for TLM Catholics
St. Antoninus: In the Event of the Most Grave Confusion(s): “The People Are Not Oblidged to Know…” And St. Thomas Aquinas on whether one must avoid (ipso facto or otherwise) excommunicated persons before sentence has been passed Principles St. Antoninus, commenting on the Great Western Schism “The question was much discussed and much was written in… Read More In the Most Grave Confusion(s): “The People Are Not Oblidged to Know…”
A Personal Account. July 3, 2021 Brother Lawrence Mary, Tert. M.I.C.M. Have you ever paused on the edge of a life-changing decision, one in which you contemplated an irreversible choice that would separate you forever from everything that you know and love? Maybe you traveled to a new country, knowing you would never return. Or… Read More Standing on the Edge
Everything which comes to pass has been foreseen by God from all eternity, and has been willed or at least permitted by Him. (Rom.8:28) Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange “Nothing comes to pass either in the material or in the spiritual world, but God has foreseen it from all eternity; because with Him there is no passing from… Read More Garrigou-Lagrange: Everything Which Comes to Pass…
Recent events among so-called “Progressive” Catholics, gleefully talking about the “devolution” of Church authority in our time, especially since Francis, has reminded me several times of something I was told by an Oblate priest while I was making a personal retreat in the late 1980’s. It was at the Oblate Fathers Retreat Center in Hudson,… Read More No More Traditional Priesthood a Goal for Some?
Cardinal Gerhard Mueller (Former CDF Prefect) on the New TLM Restrictions: Unity is not sterile uniformity. “The clear intent is to condemn the Extraordinary Form to extinction in the long run.”
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…an empathetic informed dialogue. See also James Lindsay’s New Discourses site.
“I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially the extent to which it’s been applied, will be one of the great jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so very flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity that it has.” Malcolm Muggeridge, The End… Read More Malcolm Muggeridge on Darwinism — Evolution
To the Outskirts of Existence “At the end of 2013, I wrote to Pope Francis suggesting we have a conversation about the fundamental questions facing Christians in the modern world. It was a naïve proposal, but it never reached him. John WatersJul 12, 2021, Ireland The main element and purpose of this article is actually… Read More John Waters on Pope Francis
outlook “The Philosophy of Science challenges a fundamental facet of the modern outlook: that science as such can answer ultimate questions about ourselves, the universe, and God. Disdaining mere discussion or mordant criticism of purely scientific conclusions, Sheen opens science to a realm of thought commonly diminished at best and denigrated at worst: the metaphysical.… Read More Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, The Philosophy of Science
“Truth is declarative being” LAST week, I began what I intend to be a three-part study of the cardinal virtue of prudence using the insights of the German Catholic philosopher, Dr. Josef Pieper, with an eye to current events. There is a lot of repetition in Dr. Pieper’s book, The Four Cardinal Virtues, but it… Read More Knowing the Real, Doing the Good. Bro. Andre Marie.
In Western Culture Christianity is Out… Note: Most of us understand I think that it is important to distinguish homosexual persons from the elite ideological movements which serve as the vehicle of the totalitarian transformation of language, law, history, culture, institutions and nations in the West. Only the latter is to be considered per se… Read More The Battering Ram
Then Satan entered into him. John 13:27 “The third temptation in which Satan asked Christ to adore him and all the kingdoms of the world would be given Him, is the temptation to have a new religion without a Cross, a liturgy without a world to come, a religion to destroy a religion, or a politics which… Read More Judas, The Third Temptation, and the Social Gospel — Fulton J. Sheen
“My heart beats too fast. My hands tremble and sweat. I feel like there’s a weight on my chest. My stomach churns. I have terrible headaches. I can’t sleep. Sometimes I can’t even leave my house….” In our particularly anxious time, the extraordinary life of Dr Claire Weekes (Amazon.com) is more relevant than ever. Her… Read More The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code
We Catholics are called to be Christians, not fanatics. Still, believing Christians, especially in our time when all values seem to have been maliciously turned upside down, are called to be vigilant. “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall… Read More Pope St. Pius X and the 20th Century