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Trump, Plus and Minus

May 2, 2016

MARY writes:

I am concerned about your support of Donald Trump. I will not take the time to list all of his moral depravities, nor his lies and corrupt behavior. Except one, he is not prolife and will continue to support Planned Parenthood. He is truly a pro-abort candidate. Can you please explain to me how you reconcile that with your support for him? No, I have never seen you outright say, ‘Vote for Trump!’ but I have never seen any negative posts about him on your site, only positive ones. Several positive ones. I am confused, and I am just curious as to your “thinking” on this, no pun intended.

        Thank you. Read More »



May 2, 2016



St. Francis de Sales

A READER writes:

The past several months have been some of the most tumultuous of my life, and I can say that without fear of hyperbole. One advantage to such circumstances is the heightened sense of constant reliance upon my heavenly Father, my Savior, and our blessed Mother.

On that note, I wanted to ask you if you have any recommendations of a good book or books on the topic of suffering, especially redemptive suffering. I ask because of my struggle to find holy meaning in the events of my recent months, and especially my desire to be meek and obedient during this time.

Your website continues to be a source of education, inspiration, and exhortation for me. I recommend it to anyone with whom I speak if the topic of blogs/websites/the internet comes up.

May our Father bless you as you serve him, my distant friend. Read More »


“Gender Equity” on Campus

May 2, 2016

FROM MARK PERRY in The Wall Street Journal:

Based on Department of Education estimates, women will earn a disproportionate share of college degrees at every level of higher education in 2016 for the eleventh straight year. Overall, women in the Class of 2016 will earn 139 college degrees at all levels for every 100 men, and there will be a 610,000 college degree gap in favor of women for this year’s college graduates (2.195 million total degrees for women vs. 1.585 million total degrees for men). By level of degree, women will earn: a) 154 associate’s degrees for every 100 men (female majority in every year since 1978), b) 135 bachelor’s degrees for every 100 men (female majority since 1982), 139 master’s degrees for every 100 men (female majority since 1987) and 106 doctoral degrees for every 100 men (female majority since 2006). . . .

Now that there’s a huge (and growing) college degree gap in favor of women such that men have become the “second sex” in higher education, maybe it’s time to stop taxpayer funding of hundreds of women’s centers that promote a goal of gender equity that was achieved more than thirty years ago in higher education, at least in terms of earning college degrees? And perhaps the selective concern about gender imbalances in higher education should be expanded to include greater concern about the new “second sex.”

Of course, that will not happen. Feminists can still argue that there is great inequity in certain fields, such as engineering and mathematics. The reason there are not more female mathematicians is, of course, that girls are subject to “cultural norms that favor boys.” Ironically, the more women “succeed,” the more justification there is for government spending to help them “succeed.” Read More »


Pizza R Us

May 1, 2016

I’VE DONE a lousy job of keeping up with the Pizza Industrial Complex. The edible pizza take-out box might have escaped my notice if a conscientious reader had not sent me the news. No more greasy boxes in the trash. Crust and rubber mozzarella make a great container. I foresee the first office building made entirely from pizza. People can eat the walls instead of ordering out.



George Will on Trump

May 1, 2016

MIKE KING has disrespectful things to say about a George Will column in The Washington Compost.


Meme of the Day

April 29, 2016




Joyful Jorge’s Sex Bomb

April 29, 2016


Jorge and a Pregnant Bride

Jorge and a Pregnant Bride

THERE IS still much to say about Amoris Laetitiathe “apostolic exhortation,” or sexhortation, of Jorge Bergoglio — you know, that big-time celebrity who goes by the stage name of “Pope Francis.” Released on April 8, after months of anticipation, the long-winded document on marriage and family, has since resulted in an outpouring of commentaries.

You have to read Amoris, or read those worthy commentators who have read it, to appreciate how extensive its attack on the family and Christian civilization is. Francis goes so far in this staggering, pseudo-pontifical document as to say that God sometimes approves of mortal sin and that His divine laws need not be obeyed by people who don’t understand their “inherent value.” The implications for all of morality, not just sexual morality, are immense.

Imagine a murder suspect going to court and saying to the judge, “Look, I understand there are laws against murder, but I don’t understand their inherent value,” and the judge saying, “Well, if your conscience is uneasy about this law, it need not apply to you.” That’s the type of situation ethics promoted by Frank the Faker.

Granting those in “irregular situations” — the new code term for fornication and adultery — full access to the sacraments at the discretion of pastors and bishops is supposedly the worst of Amoris’s content. But the document is literally stuffed with heresies, blasphemies and pseudo-psychological garbage, most of it in code language. The Argentine Bomber is now into nuclear weaponry.

It could take a long time for all Amoris’s assaults on moral theology to be appreciated and brought to light, but hard-working, self-sacrificing analysts have accomplished a lot already. I note here some of the best critiques. Be forewarned. Delving into Amoris is like mental root canal. You might only be able to keep your mind open to it for a few minutes at a time. Novocain can’t help you as you make your way through the deceptions and gooey, sentimental doublespeak. Most people won’t have the stamina to read it or to realize just how radical it is. But even those who do read it will be thrown off guard and confused by its blasts of hot air and crafty ambiguity.

Ross Douthat in The New York Times writes: Read More »


Parenting in Tolerant Scandinavia

April 29, 2016



The Bodnariu children have been sent to foster homes.


A while back, my daughter sent me a news story about the case of the Bodnariu family in Norway, who have had their children removed from their home by the government.

There are some interesting aspects to the situation. As was described to me innumerable times when I lived in Norway, the average Norwegian goes to the Erastian (State) Lutheran Church three times in his life: when confirmed; when married, and when he dies.

You will note that the father of these children is Romanian; the mother, Norwegian, but the real problem the officials of the Norwegian nanny-state have with them is not their origins, but their intensely held religious beliefs, which they choose to instill in their offspring. Norway, like Sweden, now can remove a child from its biologial parents for a mulitude of reasons, but the use of corporal punishment and insisting the children are Biblically educated are just two. If the Norwegian welfare unit believes that there are “too many” children, they can, legally, remove the children on the assumption that they will not be taken care of properly. How, and under what conditions, they reach that conclusion cannot easily be explained, for the power of the nanny-state has far reaching implications, most of them.

There are now tens of thousands of Muslims living in Norway, many with large families. My question is whether or not the same officials of the nanny-state will be as attentive to “remove” Muslim children as they apparently are in doing so to Christian ones? Read More »


Buy Your Daughter Army Boots, cont.

April 29, 2016


MILITARY.COM reports on the latest move toward the draft for women:

The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday approved by a narrow margin an amendment to a defense bill to require women to register for the draft.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California, proposed the amendment to lift the restriction on women registering for the selective service at a committee-wide mark-up session of the proposed fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Read More »


Occult Lemonade

April 27, 2016



POPULAR culture is drawing ordinary people into Satanism. This fact isn’t news, but the scope and audacity of these efforts is at times so breathtaking, one needs to stop and say, “This is really happening.”

 The work of the pop diva demon Beyoncé is a case in point.  Her new “visual album” Lemonade, which was aired on HBO and is being promoted by every major media outlet, is filled with chilling occult imagery. You don’t need to watch it. Trust me, the trailer alone is a frightening and bizarre experience, with trashy, whorish sex talk, violence and surreal, dislocating scenes. The chorus girls are pictured above. Read More »


Animal Crackers

April 27, 2016


INNOCENCE isn’t entirely lost.


The Beauty of Narcissism

April 27, 2016

REDBOOK MAGAZINE “capture[s] the beauty of surrogacy.” It also captures the beauty of fornication, delaying childbearing until the body says no, and motherhood as extreme sport.

“Surrogacy can be just as special and beautiful as a natural pregnancy and birth.”

Christopher White calls it “Surrogacy Show and Tell.” He questions whether all parties involved will consider it beautiful.


The Losing Card

April 27, 2016

THE only thing she has is the Woman’s Card and frankly she has nothing else going. If Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get five percent of the vote.”

This great quote from Donald Trump after his primary victory in five states yesterday is an indication of how much steam political correctness has lost in recent months. Trump deserves credit for that. What other national figure would even dare to insult feminists in this way? No one deserves an opponent like Trump more than Clinton. I think he’s right: It will be easy for him to defeat her. He will make her look weak. He will make her look like a loser.

If he were smart, he would constantly play the theme of Clinton being the anti-woman candidate because that’s exactly what she is. Read More »



April 26, 2016



Reigning American Goddess, Beyonce

FROM the blogger Matt Walsh:

I was particularly disturbed reading some messages and emails from a number of mothers who, after I criticized Beyonce on Twitter a few days ago, wrote to inform me that their daughters have become “better” and “more confident” people from listening to Beyonce. Beyonce is a role model, I’m told. The president shares this view, stating a while ago that Beyonce “could not be a better role model” for his girls.

Role model. Empowering. Brilliant. Genius. These are lofty titles for anyone to fit, so how close does Beyonce come? Leaving aside for the moment the racist undertones and the fact that she dresses like a wealthy stripper, let’s look at what she’s actually saying. Here are a few choice lyrics from the the same album the New York Times calls “a revelation of spirit:” [language warning] Read More »


A Quick Look at Education Today

April 26, 2016



The Devil Does Not Wear Horns

April 25, 2016



Head of a Satyr, Michelangelo

FROM Fulton J. Sheen’s Communism and the Conscience of the West:

The Antichrist will not be so called; otherwise he would have no followers. He will not wear red tights, nor vomit sulphur, nor carry a trident nor wave an arrowed tail as Mephistopheles in Faust. This masquerade has helped the Devil convince men that he does not exist. When no man recognizes, the more power he exercises. God has defined Himsel as “I am Who am,” and the Devil as “I am who am not.”

Nowhere in Sacred Scripture do we find warrant for the popular myth of the Devil as a buffoon who is dressed like the first “red.” Rather is he described as an angel fallen from heaven, as “the Prince of this world,” whose business it is to tell us that there is no other world. His logic is simple: if there is no heaven there is no hell; if there is no hell, then there is no sin; if there is no sin, then there is no judge, and if there is no judgment then evil is good and good is evil. But above all these descriptions, Our Lord tells us that he will be so much like Himself that he would deceive even the elect–and certainly no devil ever seen in picture books could deceive even the elect. How will he come in this new age to win followers to his religion? Read More »


The Model Minority: Iron Hammer of Jiangsu

April 25, 2016


Industrious, mild-mannered, and law-abiding, indeed.


Mother Investigated; Children Play Outside

April 25, 2016

APPARENTLY, a few children in the Western World still play outside. But in Canada, parents may be accused of child neglect if they let their children play alone in the backyard. From CTV News:

A Winnipeg mother says she was investigated by Child and Family Services simply for letting her children play in her backyard.

Jacqui Kendrick, a stay-at-home mom, says a CFS worker showed up unexpectedly at her door in early April. The worker told her they were doing a “well-being check” after receiving a complaint about her children being left unsupervised.

Kendrick has three children ages two, five and 10, who love to play in the family’s backyard after school. The backyard is fully fenced in, with a wood fence covering three sides, and a portion of the front covered by a chain link fence and gate.

Kendrick told CTV Winnipeg she’s always either with her kids or looking in on them from her living room windows. She says she feels “completely comfortable” letting her kids play outside. Read More »

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