The Thinking 

The Gift of Fortitude

May 23, 2015


FROM Dom Prosper Gueranger’s reflections on the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost, which, he explains, are seven energies infused into the soul with sanctifying grace:

When difficulties and trials of life come upon him, man is tempted, sometimes to cowardice and discouragement, sometimes to an impetuosity, which arises either from his natural temperament or from pride. These are poor aids to the soul in her spiritual combat. Read More »


Act of Consecration to the Holy Ghost

May 23, 2015

On my knees
before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses
I offer myself, soul and body
to Thee O Eternal Spirit of God.
I adore the brightness of Thy purity,
the unerring keenness of Thy justice,
and the might of Thy love. Thou art the Strength
and Light of my soul. Read More »


Ginsburg’s Glee

May 23, 2015

ACCORDING to Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has already revealed the outcome of the case on same-sex marriage:

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd was a guest last Sunday at a homosexual wedding ceremony presided over by Justice Ginsburg herself.

The wedding took place in a glitzy setting, the Anderson House in the Embassy Row neighborhood, which houses a club for descendants of soldiers, both French and American, who fought in the Revolutionary War. Read More »


The Atomic Bombing of Japan

May 22, 2015

THE latest issue of Culture Wars magazine includes an interesting review of the Rev. Wilson MisCamble’s 2011 book The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, The Atomic Bomb, and the Defeat of Japan. Miscamble argues that the use of nuclear weapons against Japan was necessary and right. David A. Wemhoff, who unfortunately relies heavily on Vatican II documents, persuasively rejects this argument and contends the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were both unnecessary to achieve reasonable war objectives and immoral.

This article is not free, but it may be of enough interest to some that they are willing to splurge and spend $4 for the entire magazine. Read More »


Mattress Feminism

May 22, 2015

HEATHER WILHELM reflects on Emma Sulkowicz and rape delusions.


The Model Minority: Fugitive Edition

May 22, 2015


According to The New York Timesbusinessmen charged with corruption in China are living in luxury — and doing business — in the U.S.

While accusations of corruption from the Chinese Communists are the height of  hypocrisy, it’s still instructive to note how those who made it to the  United States have imported their lawless business practices and lack of  ethics to the United States.


The Latest Horror in “Church” of England

May 22, 2015

FOUNDED in divorce, the “Church” of England follows its revolutionary principles to their logical conclusions. The Guardian reports:

The Church of England is to debate plans to introduce a ceremony akin to a baptism to mark the new identities of Christians who undergo gender transition.

The Rev Chris Newlands, the vicar of Lancaster Priory, has proposed a motion to the General Synod to debate the issue, after he was approached by a young transgender person seeking to be “re-baptised” in his new identity. Read More »


D.C. Suspect in Savopoulos Slaying Had Long History of Assaults

May 22, 2015

DARON Dylan Wint, the suspect in the torture and killing of a D.C. family and their housekeeper, had a long history of assaults, according to The Washington Post. He is a black immigrant from Guyana who joined the Marines briefly but was expelled and was apparently employed as a certified welder. He was arrested for stabbing a man in Syracuse in 2006, allegedly made violent threats to numerous other people and in 2010 police found him behind a gas station near D.C. with a machete and a pellet gun. He was so threatening that his own father petitioned for, and was granted, a restraining order against him. Read More »


Judicial Tyranny in a Nutshell

May 21, 2015


“Judge Richard Posner also opposed the injunction, writing: ‘Although Notre Dame is the final arbiter of its religious beliefs, it is for the courts to determine whether the law actually forces Notre Dame to act in a way that would violate those beliefs.'”

[From: “Court Tells Notre Dame it Has to Cover Birth Control”]


Post Scolds Public for Caring about Slaying

May 21, 2015

A WASHINGTON POST columnist writes that the public is paying too much attention to the recent torture and slaying of a wealthy D.C. couple, who were killed along with their son and their maid. Petula Dvorak writes:

Meanwhile, thousands of regular, everyday people are killed in burglaries, in house fires and by family members. And the rest of the country rarely gives two hoots. The race and class of victims undoubtedly play a role in this. And there’s something sad about that. Read More »


From Factory to Front Door

May 21, 2015

WE have not yet reached the point where one can simply think the word “pizza” and a deliveryman will show up at the front door. But we are getting close.


Ireland Harvests the Fruits of Vatican II

May 21, 2015

AS the formerly Catholic nation of Ireland prepares for the world’s first national referendum on same-sex “marriage” tomorrow, the Man Who Would Be Pope remains silent on the issue. The world breathlessly awaits his upcoming Super Cool climate change encyclical.

Hypocrisy, thy name is Jorge Bergoglio.

To get a sense of how far things are gone in Ireland, look at this creepy mural from the side of a building in Dublin. None of the considerable suffering Ireland has endured in the past even remotely compares to its undoing now. This misfortune is self-imposed.


The Model Minority: Economic Espionage Edition

May 20, 2015

FROM The New York Times:

The Obama administration on Tuesday announced the arrest of a Chinese professor and the indictment of five other Chinese citizens in what it contended was a decade-long scheme to steal microelectronics designs from American companies on behalf of the Chinese government.

The indictment, under a provision of the Economic Espionage Act that is used only in cases where the government believes it can prove the theft was on behalf of a foreign power, was the largest since five members of the People’s Liberation Army were indicted last year, accused of hacking into the computer systems of American companies to steal technology for state-owned Chinese companies.


Robert Chardon

May 19, 2015

TIBERGE at Galliawatch writes about disturbing reports of the hospitalization of Robert Chardon, the mayor of the French town of Venelles who publicly stated that Islam should be banned from France and that separation of Church and State should formally end.


The Invasion of Europe and ISIS Soldiers

May 19, 2015

A STUDENT writes from Germany:

ISIS is not only profiting from the African migration, but is using it as a way of invasion: These boats do not only carry migrants, but also hidden soldiers. This is part of their plan for capturing Rome, which they see as the heart of Christianity. They want to raise their black flag on St. Peter’s Square. Read More »