Note: the choice of James Martin’s photo here is mine alone, not Dr. Chapp’s. SH Opinion “Bishop McElroy is on record stating that the language of the Catechism on [rainbow theology] being “gravely disordered” should be changed to something more “inclusive” (whatever that means) and is clearly sympathetic to the project of Fr. James Martin.… Read More Dr. Larry Chapp on McElroy and the Moral Theological Project of Pope Francis
“On August 13, 1961, the Communistgovernment of the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or East Germany) began to build a barbed wire and concrete “Antifascistischer Schutzwall,” or “antifascist bulwark,” between East and West Berlin. The official purpose of this Berlin Wall was to keep so-called Western “fascists” from entering East Germany and undermining the socialist state,… Read More Far Left Power. A New Berlin Wall.
Sam Guzman: “The statistics on porn use are staggering. It’s pretty safe to say that at least one in two American men, and a growing number of women, struggle with compulsive porn use. And it’s no wonder: porn is easy to access, free, pleasurable (at least for the moment), and anonymous, making it seemingly irresistible… Read More Should Pornography Be Illegal?
“David Robert Starkey (born 3 January 1945) is an English historian and radio and television presenter, with views that he describes as conservative. The only child of Quaker parents, he attended Kendal Grammar School before studying at Cambridge through a scholarship. There he specialised in Tudor history, writing a thesis on King Henry VIII‘s household. From Cambridge, he moved to the London School of Economics, where… Read More David Starkey: Sir Thomas More and Martyrdom
James Li breaks down the dark side of the non-profit industrial complex which is rife with corruption, power, and a lack of transparency (Click image). Too, Utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer is awarded the Berggruen Prize. More on him below. Culture of Death by First Thing’s Wesley J. Smith “reveals how more and more doctors have withdrawn… Read More BLM, Bill Gates and Other “Non-profit” Foundations
John Paul II “In his 1995 encyclical Evangelium Vitae, Pope John Paul II wrote: “In a democratic system, where laws and decisions are made on the basis of the consensus of many, the sense of personal responsibility in the consciences of individuals invested with authority may be weakened. But no one can ever renounce this responsibility, especially… Read More What Have Popes and Vatican Said About Catholic Politicians, Abortion and Holy Communion?
I personally think that Catholic education, combining the teaching of traditional theology, philosophy, the great books and intensive practical skills necessary to build a home, ought to be returned to holy men and women in small orthodox monastic or other communities at comparatively little cost. — Why colleges are becoming cults — Trent Horn reviews… Read More The Quicksands of “Catholic” Education and the Future.
Note: One need not care for Hollywood and its often amoral actors in the slightest to have sympathy for victims of addictions in general. Many of us know or love persons who have suffered—and made others suffer— from addictions. Christians are no more immune to it than their enemies. Some jump into it. Other slide.… Read More Johnny Depp and Substance Abuse. What we can learn.
And the order of creation: “The cradle of society is the family. A nation’s unity starts in the family too.” That extends into the community of citizens of the different regions, social classes and religions, she said. The Government policy therefore is focused on encouraging family formation, the Hungarian President explained. “Let us protect the… Read More Hungarian President on the Family
History: “In the idyllic pastoral setting of East Anglia, in the county of Norfolk, and located just over one mile from Walsingham, stands the little Slipper Chapel, a shrine dating back to the mid 14th century. Within this tiny shrine is kept the familiar Catholic statue of Our Lady of Walsingham. At this point, pilgrims… Read More Daily Mass at The Slipper Chapel, Walsingham
Reviewed by SH. If you save one [Jewish] life, it is as if you’ve saved the whole world”—Jewish saying. — See also, Pius XII and the Vatican Secret Archives Rabbi David G Dalin, in his 2005 book, The Myth of Hitler’s Pope, has marshaled an extensive documentation which shows to us today what the first… Read More A Rabbi Exposes the Animus Behind the Slandering of Pius XII.
I admire much that Jordan Peterson has done and said. Very much. But I cannot accept his thought entirely regarding the question of Meaning in our lives and times, which he and others have publicly discussed, and which many admire. To the contrary, it is Jesus Christ, “the same yesterday, today and forever” (Heb. 13:8),… Read More Jordan Peterson on Meaning
Paul Kingsnorth. “Do not be conformed to this world“— St. Paul Welcome to the Abbey. ‘Instead of thought there is a vast, inhuman void, full of words, formulas, slogans, declarations, echoes, ideologies … If we do not think, we cannot act freely; we are at the mercy of forces which we never understand, forces that… Read More The Abbey of Misrule
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.”— Prov.… Read More Through darkness and light
An important discussion on our perilous technological time. Orthodox Christian Jonathan Pageau, Ph.D, writes, “This is my second conversation with Paul Kingsnorth. We talk about his brilliant substack, called The Abbey of Misrule, civilization and control, the power of the state and our technological systems, the matrix, politics, what it takes for communities to survive,… Read More Civilization and Control. Jonathan Pageau
The gifted Norwegian writer Sigrid Undset, by any standard, was a most extraordinary person. Donald DeMarcoNational Catholic Register February 23, 2022 Sigrid Undset walked into the manager’s office of the Aschehoug publishing company, one of the largest in Norway, and tossed G.K. Chesterton’s The Everlasting Man (1925) onto his desk, exclaiming that “this is the… Read More Sigrid Undset — A Catholic Woman for Our Time
Thomas Reeves, the author of “America’s Bishop,” a biography of Fulton J. Sheen, tells of Sheen’s concerns regarding what he saw as the accelerated secularization occuring during WWII. Reeves mentions in particular the bishop’s 1944 book Seven Pillars of Peace where the subject is treated. This secularization involved the breakdown of the family which Sheen… Read More Bishop Sheen, Rosie the Riveter, and the War’s Greatest Casualty
— As witness, “In Roe v. Wade Comments, Biden Rows Without Both Oars in the Water, Wades Into Error” (National Catholic Register) — Cardinal Robert Sarah: Warning to Europe
Note: Most of us understand I think that it is important to distinguish homosexual persons from the elite ideological movements which, flouting the objective Natural Law, 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 repugnant to Christianity. God alone will judge… Read More A Bridge to Our Children. Hollywood and the Infiltrator. Fr. James Martin.
By Katie Yoder, (CNA) Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 2, 2022 / 21:25 pm Pro-life leaders had mixed reactions Monday night to the news of a purported U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion signaling that justices will overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. While many declined to comment on the reported leak, all of them… Read More Pro-life leaders, hopes raised, react cautiously to leaked abortion decision draft
(CNA) Pope Francis has said that he will not visit Ukraine right now, but he would like to meet Vladimir Putin in Moscow if the Russian president is willing. In an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, published May 3, the pope said that he asked Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin about 20 days… Read More Pope Francis wants to meet Putin in Moscow. Blames NATO For Starting The War
The Weston Institute for International and Public Affairs The Watson Institute, Brown University, R.I., is a community of scholars, practitioners, and students whose work aims to help us understand and address these critical challenges. It is dedicated to meaningful social science research and teaching, and animated by the conviction that informed policy can change systems… Read More Ukraine: A Terrifying Scenario
Anti-colonialism was one of the dominant political currents of the 20th century, as dozens of European colonies in Asia and Africa became free. Today we are still living with the aftermath of colonialism. Apologists for terrorism, including Osama Bin Laden, argue that terrorist acts are an understandable attempt on the part of subjugated non-Western peoples… Read More History is Complex. Dinesh D’Souza on The Legacy of Colonialism
St. Catherine of Siena Love from ‘Eternal Goodness’. Eternal Goodness, you want me to gaze into you and see that you love me gratuitously,so that I may love everyone with the very same love. You want me, then, to love and serve my neighbors gratuitously, by helping them spiritually and materially as much as I… Read More St. Catherine of Siena. Feast Day April 29.
“Social Justice: you keep on using that term. It does not mean what you think it means.” In 2021, Baucham published his new book, ‘Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe.’ He spoke out against the social justice movement and Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the book. CRT is an academic concept,… Read More Other Voices. Voddie Bauckham on “Social Justice.”