How the Kingdom Comes

“Christendom has before now taken up arms in its own defense; or even in a pathetic attempt to recover the Holy Places. Christian princes, before now, have tried to spread the faith at the point of the sword, always, nearly always, with disastrous results for religion. But the substantial victories of the Church have lain, [Read More…]

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Definition Games, Part Deux

“Prove to me that the Alt Right is racist!” Okey doke. Here’s the guy who coined “Alt Right” talking about the superiority of the white race and pretending that swastikas are value-neutral “ancient religious symbols” we can no longer understand to have any particular meaning when they show up on walls, Jewish cemeteries, or in [Read More…]

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Chesterton is just so great!

Something for the impending holiday. “A turkey is more occult and awful than all the angels and archangels in so far as God has partly revealed to us an angelic world, he has partly told us what an angel means. But God has never told us what a turkey means. And if you go and [Read More…]

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Sherry Antonetti is a helluva writer

…and, more importantly, a dear sister in Christ. Brava! [Read more…]

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Connecting the Dots Bonanza

On Monday, Sherry Antonetti and I gabbed about lotsa stuff: On Tuesday, Michael Lichens discussed various things: On Wednesday, Rod Bennett and I yakked about the nuptial dimension of the gospel On Thursday, Doug O’Brien and I had a great conversation with Tricia Bolle of the St. Francis Xavier Lay Missionary Society: [Read more…]

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Dave Armstrong: More relief for your complete bafflement

Dave writes: “If NPR or Mark Shea think there is some — any — connection between [Steve] Bannon and this wingnut Spencer, why don’t they prove it?” Sooooo like this article written by Milo Yiannopoulos, during Bannon’s tenure as chairman of Breitbart Media, praising Spencer to the skies as an “intellectual” and saying it’s “wrong” [Read More…]

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Dear Vox Day

The Alt Right Knee is firm! The Alt Right Knee is muscular! The Alt Right Knee is On the March! A word of caution though: I know all about ‘Eulalie’! [Read more…]

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Dave Armstrong: It’s not complex

Steve Bannon said of his Breitbart Empire: “We’re the platform for the Alt Right.” There’s the link (which I provided before) documenting those words that you claim are undocumented. What is the Alt Right? It describes itself as a movement “dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of European people in the United States” in [Read More…]

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What the “Prolife” Christian Trump Supporter is Now Committed Body and Soul to Defending

Listen to this: What “prolife Christian” Trump supporters will spend the next four years nuancing, denying the existence of, excusing, and defending. This is not normal. This is not right. This is not American. This is not Catholic. We cannot truly call on God, the Father of all, if we refuse to treat in a [Read More…]

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Vatican Approves New Emoji Translation of the Mass

Eye of the Tiber is genius. [Read more…]

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Natalie Tran is Kind a Genius

Language warning. [Read more…]

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There was a real Lucy of Narnia!

No. Really! How cool is that? [Read more…]

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Pop quiz

“Oh he’s personally against it, but he thinks it is important that those who support it have his open-minded and energetic backing–for the Greater Good.” Is this: A) A sarcastic condemnation of Tim Kaine’s vile sellout on abortion, or B) A warm and affirming defense of Steve Bannon’s boast about providing a “platform for the [Read More…]

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Team Trump ‘discussing plans for Muslim registration system’

…according to the Independent. “Relax! It’s not an attempt to persecute people on the basis of religion! It’s just *immigrants* from Muslim countries who are the targets of this–because they are, um, Muslims. It certainly won’t affect Muslim citizens.” Right, because naturalized immigrants aren’t citizens or anything. Nosiree, nothing to see here: If they attempt [Read More…]

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Well done indeed, Amazon!

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A particular subculture in the Church is just endlessly baffled…

…by Amoris Laetetia.  What’s impressive is that the same people confused by this are also unclear what the words “We’re the platform for the alt-right” could possibly mean when spoken by Trump’s new Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon. They are likewise endlessly puzzled by the super-fine nuances of the Alt Right’s self-definition “dedicated to the heritage, [Read More…]

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Bishop Anthony Taylor says the bleeding obvious

“Prolife is more than just anti-abortion.” [Read more…]

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Seven Virtual Acts of Mercy, Plus One

Courtesy of Auxiliary bishop of Sydney Richard Umbers! Thanks for the shout out! [Read more…]

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The Partisan vs. the Pontifex

Jerry Falwell, Jr., recently photographed standing with Donald Trump in front of Trump’s Playboy cover to give assurance that Trump will give Christians all the kingdoms of this world and their glory if they will bow down and worship him, is in the news lecturing the Holy Father for not being judgmental and for putting [Read More…]

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Tom McDonald is at the bishops’ meeting in Baltimore

He writes: On Monday at the the USCCB general meeting, Dr. Carolyn Woo, president of Catholic Relief Services, described, among other things, how CRS reestablished St. Joseph’s Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia after most of the doctors and staff were wiped out by ebola. They tended the sick and gave dignified burials to contaminated human remains, [Read More…]

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“Dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of European people in the United States”

What is the Alt Right? Steve Bannon is the new Chief Strategist of the Trump Administration and a huge promoter of the Alt Right. Lots of Trump supporters are expressing surprise (and resistance) at the prospect that Trump’s Chief Strategist is a supporter and advocate of white ethno-nationalism (aka racism). He is. Bannon has bragged [Read More…]

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