The Keen Discernment and Priorities of the Thing That Used to Be Conservatism

Pop quiz on who said what here. Here’s today’s lie from the Right Wing Lie Machine: Now that torture defenders are copious documented as having defended torture as they lie that “we only splashed water in the faces of three high value targets” the attempt to make the case for fog and pretend to be [Read More...]

Australians Deal with Terrorism…

…the way you should. Virtue: It’s not just the way to heaven, it’s also smart. [Read more...]

I often hear from people wondering how you figure out what Catholic dogma is

Behold! Three essential books for learning Catholic dogma. [Read more...]

Dale Ahlquist Replies…

… to the silly Puritan attempt to deny the sanctity of Chesterton based on his enjoyment of food and drink. Shouting “Fatso!” is a curiously favored tactic of two classes of people in my experience: Reactionaries and schoolyard children.  I don’t know why somebody would use it to try to stop the no-brainer belief that [Read More...]

Times Have Changed

Chesterton once said, “The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his [Read More...]

The Great Thing about Getting to be Catholic…

…is that even our statues worship statues: [Read more...]

The Airborne Beer Story

In honor of our vets from the Battle of the Bulge, on the 69th Anniversary of its beginning. [Read more...]

This…

…and abortion support are why the Dem handwringing rings so hollow for a prolife person who holds the complete teaching of the Church on the dignity of human life.  Obama’s reluctance to do anything about torture springs from his still greater reluctance to face GOP blowback on his program of unilaterally ordered murders of innocent [Read More...]

Australia Just Showed the World…

Exactly How to Respond to Terrorism. Well done, Oz!  Well done! [Read more...]

Dear Catholic Torture Defender: Here is what you are struggling to defend

BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS: Sir, did the ends justify the means? FORMER VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: Absolutely. BRET BAIER: No doubt in your mind? DICK CHENEY: No doubt in my mind, I’m totally comfortable with it. Meanwhile, back in the Church: 1789 Some rules apply in every case: – One may never do evil so that good may result [Read More...]


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