January 17, 2020

Scruples can be debilitating. Some people imagine “religion causes scruples” but I don’t buy it. You can meet people with scruples anywhere. It’s something more like OCD, an obsession with small things and a debilitating sense of fear that failure to maintain some petty system of order will result in calamity. Diseased religion can certainly exacerbate that. But (as a healed scrupe) I can also attest that healthy spirituality can likewise be an immense source of healing. I owe an… Read more

January 15, 2020

This is a fine little series on the Rad Trad weirdness that is a major (not the only) contributor to Cult of Francis Hatred that now dominates the demographic which, a few short years ago, use to boast its complete fidelity to the Magisterium and which now is the single greatest internal enemy of the Church in the present hour.  Other factors–political, cultural, economic, social, racial, and class also contribute to rise of this nutty Right Wing Cult of Hatred… Read more

January 14, 2020

D.W. Lafferty continues to guide us into the core of the Cult of Francis-Hatred.  If you want to understand the Right Wing Freak Show’s struggle toward schism, start here: In my last post I looked at Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira’s concept of the Revolution as outlined in Revolution and Counter-Revolution, which is a defining text of the Tradition, Family and Property movement. In this post I will examine the complementary concept of the Counter-Revolution and provide examples of some of its implications…. Read more

January 13, 2020

The always-thoughtful guys at WPI have a nice series taking a look at one of the major transmission vectors of infection for the Francis Rage Virus.  Here is a taste of part one: You may have heard of an ultra-conservative Catholic group called Tradition, Family and Property (TFP), which has been involved in various efforts to oppose the initiatives of the Francis papacy. As Christopher White from Crux recently reported, Alexander Tschugguel, the man who stole the famous “Pachamama” statues from the Roman Church of Santa… Read more

January 11, 2020

The story of the amazing  ship that was “not only in four different hemispheres, two different days, two different months, two different seasons and two different years but in two different centuries-all at the same time” seems like a suitable yarn for a Saturday morning.  Enjoy! Read more

January 10, 2020

Two days ago in this space we made clear, yet again, that anybody who thinks the Cult of Trump is the “prolife party” is a delusional fool. There are two parties.  One is the party that is 100% responsible for appointing the SCOTUS judges who gave us Roe and Casey and has refused, for 40 years to overturn them or defund Planned Parenthood. Indeed, Trump and his party actually increased funding for PP by 8% in 2018-2019. The other party… Read more

January 9, 2020

Today’s narrative from the Cult boils down to “Victory! Success! Genius! Suck it, liberal snowflakes! He totally got away with it and that’s all that matters!” Here’s what actually happened: Trump threw a molotov cocktail through the Iranians’ window, but they had fire extinguishers, came out on the front lawn and threw some rocks at Trump to chase him off and then went back in the house instead of hiring goons to go around town systematically blowing up Trump’s properties…. Read more

January 8, 2020

C.S. Lewis makes a terrifying and strangely ironic observation in his essay “The World’s Last Night” that applies profoundly to the evil heretical fertility cult of Mars that now has come to make unjust war the latest in the train of evils they use the unborn as human shields to defend: I can imagine no man who will look with more horror on the End than a conscientious revolutionary who has, in a sense sincerely, been justifying cruelties and injustices… Read more

January 7, 2020

To review, the early Church was a pacifist Church.  Jesus told Peter to put up his sword and he got the message so well that his only counsel to a viciously persecuted Church under Nero–the Emperor who would crucify him–was “Be sure you die well”.  Not a word about “standing your ground” or “hitting them hard before they hit you”: Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to prove you, as though something strange… Read more

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