A thousand times yes

Trump’s election was a monstrous defeat for the pro-life movement.  Charlie Camosy brings bleeding obvious truth to a prolife movement blinded by the lust for earthly power. [Read more…]

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Trump willing to keep parts of Obamacare

Interesting.  I genuinely wonder how he’s going to govern.  I think he’s actually further to the Left than Hillary on a number of things. [Read more…]

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To all the “sit down and shut up” folks

Listen to your President: [Read more…]

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21 States do not have rules against faithless Electors in the Electoral College

If those guys meet on 12/19 and say, “Screw it. Hillary is president” that would be *hilarious* (and also, of course, terrifying). The perfect capstone to the most bizarre election in US history. No. I don’t think it will happen. But simply the realization that it could happen is just one more strange turn to [Read More…]

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Odd to live in a time when Glenn Beck is a voice of reason

…but so he is, in a remarkably good piece in the NY Times. [Read more…]

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Rebecca Hamilton Brings Common Sense

…to those Trump supporters who, scant days ago, were threatening the peace of the nation themselves and who are now telling those with tons of reasons to be terrified by our President-elect to shut up. Violence is not excusable, but legitimate, loud, and ongoing protest? Absolutely. This guy ran the most overtly racist political campaign [Read More…]

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Anti-Trumpers Smashing Stuff for Good Government

You guys are everything you said you hated and feared. Folly. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; [Read More…]

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To all the Veterans in my life, living and dead

Thank you for everything you’ve done for us! God love you! [Read more…]

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The Prophet Chesterton on the recent election

If there is one fact we really can prove, from the history that we really do know, it is that despotism can be a development, often a late development and very often indeed the end of societies that have been highly democratic. A despotism may almost be defined as a tired democracy. As fatigue falls [Read More…]

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Private Prison Stocks…

are soaring in the wake of Trump’s election. It’s a great time for Gulag Capitalists! Congratulations, America! Your struggle to keep America the world’s #1 Prison State (bigger than Stalin’s! Yay!) is a rousing success! USA! NUMBER 1! [Read more…]

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A reader passes along this from a Muslim friend of his

The America that I know is the Jewish professor Who invited me to fast-breaking dinner in her home At a time When we were not invited anywhere else It is the pastor and his wife who invited me and my friends for Thanksgiving Dinner in their home For three years in a row Until they [Read More…]

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Marc Barnes has a good piece in the Catholic Herald

warning of the danger Trump poses to the prolife cause.  I disagree with him about “opposing him from the start” since our first task is to seek the common good.  But he is perfectly right about not getting sucked into defending all the right wing culture of death priorities that he is surely going to [Read More…]

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Winning Ugly

Racism has a new lease on life in Trump’s Amerikkka. I am ashamed for my country when I see this filth. [Read more…]

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Strange Times Ahead

Trying to gauge what is happening in our country right now is dicey stuff.  In cyberspace, what I’m seeing from the winners is an idea-free “F— you. Now you sons are bitches are going to pay”. It’s all about revenge, payback, and evening the score with whoever the culture war enemy is. There is a curious [Read More…]

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Farewell Leonard Cohen

Eternal memory to a great artist. One of many covers of one of his greatest tunes: [Read more…]

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Our Long National Nightmare of Religious Persecution is Over!

Starbucks cups feature Nativity scene. Don’t worry though. The perpetually butthurt can now panic about how Mary and Joseph are not kneeling. [Read more…]

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Get more bang for your buck, more rubble for your ruble, more pounding for your pound

and other wildly inappropriate military metaphors that get the point across if you aren’t too literal-minded by donating to the Catholic Medical Mission Board and having every dollar multiplied 185 times! Go here to help them in their vital work to help victims of the hurricane in Haiti and other spots around the world. [Read more…]

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Proposal to Ban Muslims Disappears from Trump’s website

This is interesting.  One of the marks of the Artist of the Deal is that negotiations only really start after the deal has been signed.  Then he starts reneging on payment and doing what he actually intends to do.  It will be fascinating to find out how much of what he said was just lies [Read More…]

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A reader writes from (appropriately enough) Scotland to say…

so Im on a molinism site that discusses different understandings of gods sovereignty, foreknowledge, predestination vs freedom, etc…and are now critiquing the Calvinists who are saying God pre-ordained Trumps win…all sorts of banter going on…the best line I saw? ….”and the open theists are saying “Wow – not even God saw THIS one coming!” (That [Read More…]

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Today’s Beautiful Grandchildren Picture

Seraphim and Charlotte out for a shopping jaunt: [Read more…]

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“I am a Christian and indeed a Roman Catholic

…so that I do not expect ‘history’ to be anything but a ‘long defeat’— though it contains (and in legend may contain more clearly and movingly) some samples or glimpses of final victory.” – J.R.R. Tolkien [Read more…]

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