“Jesus is a garlic-eating, stinking, little yellow, greasy fascist bastard, Catholic Spaniard.” —John Lennon, Spaniard in the Works, June 1965 Remaking the World. Dionysianism made flesh. I used to think The Beatles more or less existed alongside the 1960’s counterculture, more than they ever led it (they didn’t play at Woodstock after all). But the… Read More The Beatles and Where We Are.
“What they are proposing to do to Notre-Dame [Paris] would never be done to Westminster Abbey or Saint Peter’s in Rome. It’s a kind of theme park and very childish and trivial given the grandeur of the place.’ … Under new proposals confessional boxes, altars and classical sculptures will be scrapped for trendy art murals,… Read More Notre Dame reportedly ‘being turned into woke theme park’
How we came to where we are today. By Dinesh D’Souza “The typical socialist today is not a union guy who wants higher wages; it’s a transsexual eco-feminist who marches in Antifa and Black Lives Matter rallies and throws cement blocks at her political opponents. We see it in the riots and looting sweeping the country… Read More The Philosopher of Antifa
“Since Pope Leo XIII’s landmark encyclical Rerum Novarum of 1891, a significant part of Catholic social doctrine has focused on man’s economic life and the challenge of building a well-ordered society rooted in correct first principles and animated by the twin virtues of justice and charity. The Church has boldly engaged the ideologies of the modern age—not… Read More Thomas Storck on Catholic Social Justice
The Only Ways to Avoid Impurity (Especially In Our Time), by Saint Alphonsus de Ligouri The first means is, to avoid all occasions of sin. It is impossible for anyone who does not endeavour to flee from the occasions of sin, especially in the matter of sensual pleasures, to avoid falling into sin. FLEEING FROM… Read More How Even Apparent Virtues In a Person Can Lead to Lust & Ruin
Groomer Schools 1: The Long Cultural Marxist History of Sex Education. Many want to get their paws on children without legal consequence. James Lindsay, New Discourses. [Skip Ads]. And Part 2… here — Why Woke Marxists Resent and Attack the Materialist Success and Comforts of the West —- Exploiting January 6 for a major Power… Read More Woke Ideology and Targeting the Innocence of Children
Gibraltar has cancelled Christmas events after a “dramatic” rise in COVID cases linked to waning immunity of the COVID vaccine. The tiny British territory, which has a population of just under 34,000, has seen cases escalate over the last month. In March, Gibraltar was lauded as the “most vaccinated place on earth” after the entire… Read More “Most vaccinated place on earth” Cancels Christmas
We shouldn’t be hysterical, but we should pay attention to history: “The disarmament of the German Jews started in 1933, initially limited to local areas. A major target was Berlin, where large-scale raids in search for weaponry took place. Starting in 1936, the Gestapo prohibited German police officers from giving firearms licenses to Jews. In November 1938, the Verordnung gegen den Waffenbesitz der Juden prohibited… Read More The disarmament of the German Jews and of Russians After the Revolution
National Catholic Registerhttp://www.ncregister.com BALTIMORE — Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles presides this week over the annual fall assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore — a closely watched gathering that will debate a draft document on Eucharistic coherence, prompting some media outletsto claim an escalating standoff between the U.S. episcopacy and… Read More Archbishop Gomez at the Eye of the Storm | & Dr. Ralph Martin
“The new totalitarianism presents itself as the liberator of humanity.” Is it any wonder Benedict was considered out of step and belonging to the ‘yesterday’ of the Church and history? Benedict XVI: “The true threat for the Church, and thus for the Petrine service… comes … from the universal dictatorship of apparently humanistic ideologies. Anyone… Read More Benedict XVI on “The True Threat For the Church”
China’s Cultural Revolution Destroying The ‘Four Olds’ The Chinese Cultural Revolution was one of the bloodiest eras in Chinese history, in which as many as two million people died. But who started it and what was it for? Mao Zedong’s ‘Four Olds‘ During the Cultural Revolution, the revolutionists initiated a critical campaign was the war… Read More The Lessons of Mao’s Cultural Revolution
The phenomenon of Allen Ginsberg by Bruce Bawer, The New Criterion On Allen Ginsberg’s poetry, 1985. I’m so lucky to be nutty.—Allen Ginsberg, “Bop Lyrics” (1949) The very first poem in Allen Ginsberg’s Collected Poems 1947-1980  seems, in a way, to prophesy Ginsberg’s entire career. It is titled “In Society,” and it dates from 1947, when the… Read More “You can see God by sniffing the gas in a cotton.” — Allen Ginsberg
An unfinished controversy? By Philip Blosser | April 2002Philip Blosser, Professor of Philosophy at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, North Carolina. “When Cardinals clash in public, it’s serious.“ My priest and I occasionally share articles with each other in an ongoing amicable discussion about the state of the Church. He recently gave me a copy of… Read More Unfinished debate? Dr. Phillip Blosser: The Kasper-Ratzinger debate & the state of the Church
“misguided anthropocentrism” Whose “New World Order”? “In what Romano Guardini calls the technocratic paradigm, Francis offers a unifying account of many kinds of insensibility: financiers ignoring the real human lives that lie at the bottom of complex mortgage refinancing schemes, corporate behemoths trashing forests in poor countries in the quest for profit, shareholders driving down… Read More Austen Ivereigh on Pope Francis and the ‘Technocratic Paradigm’
Federal Appeals Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate First of many legal battles to comeWASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – Joe Biden’s emergency vaccine mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees has been blocked by a federal appeals court. On Saturday, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the mandate, explaining in its brief order: “Because the petitions give… Read More Federal Appeals Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate
John Paul II: “To do penance means, above all, to re-establish the balance and harmony broken by sin, to change directions at the cost of sacrifice” (Reconciliation and Penance, 26, emphasis added) Looking back, it seems to me I was only somewhat converted (if one can say that) to my Catholic Faith when I was… Read More Late A Disciple
Protest and Paranoia. The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 52. “Surely you’ve noticed that the Woke movement doesn’t build anything or accomplish anything productive. There’s a reason for that. The only thing they bring to the table is protest, which is to say destruction. Disrupt, dismantle, deconstruct, subvert, and then “reimagine”; that’s their… Read More “Protesting Against That Which Is”
Traditionis Custodes: Taking a Bulldozer to an Anthill. Traditionalists and Pope Francis by Pieter Vree, editor |New Oxford Review, October 2021 “Nobody comes out clean…” In January 1985 President Ronald Reagan, a Republican, signed the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits federally funded nongovernmental organizations from performing or promoting abortions in foreign countries. The next Democrat… Read More Traditionis Custodes. New Oxford Review.
By Brother Andre MarieCatholicism.org It is not uncommon to run across the term “natural law” in Catholic journals and newspapers. Frequently, the context is a discussion of hot-button moral issues in the culture war, such as abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, birth control, and so-called “end-of-life decisions.” It is encouraging to see the Holy See referring to… Read More The Natural Law
“God is Dead; but given the way of men, there may still be caves for thousands of years in which his shadow will be shown. And we – we still have to vanquish his shadow, too. — Frederich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, 109. For the Neo-modernist or Progressivist Catholic today, the Traditional understanding of God is… Read More Progressivist Theology. What it is.