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Betraying St. Patrick

March 17, 2015

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JOE LONG from South Carolina writes:

Top o’ the morning to you. A bit of doggerel for your dialogue. I generated it last year, in response to the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade quarrel. Those familiar with “The Wearing of the Green” might consider singing it with the proper mix of melancholy and defiance.

Oh, I met with Napper Tandy, and he took my by the hand –
“Well, tell me what I’d see, if I were on New York’s grandstand!”
“It’s the most distress-ed Patty’s Day march you have ever seen –
“For they’re dressin’ men like women, for the Queerin’ o’ the Green!” Read More »

 

The Greatest of Sins

March 16, 2015

The gravity of sin is determined by the interval which it places between man and God; now sin against faith, divides man from God as far as possible, since it deprives him of the true knowledge of God; it therefore follows that sin against faith is the greatest of all sins.

— St. Thomas Aquinas

 

In Norfolk, A Show of Conscience for St. Patrick’s Day

March 16, 2015

DON VINCENZO writes:

It is rare –  truly rare – that a member of the modern-minded “Catholic” clergy will actually stand up and be counted for his steadfast commitment to a  dogmatic belief that has been part of the Church’s long tradition, for the members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops prefer to take the path of least resistance in dealing with anything or anyone that might, horror or horrors, bring bad publicity. But, God works in wondrous ways. Take the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Norfolk, Virginia. Read More »

 

A Double Standard for Abortion

March 16, 2015

A NORWEGIAN MAN faces a possible seven-year-term for putting drugs in a woman’s drink that caused her to miscarry their child. He should face a very severe term, more severe than even this. But why is it illegal for him to kill the unborn child and not illegal for a woman to do it?

There is no good reason why.

 

A “Single Bum” Looks for Wife

March 16, 2015

WH writes:

Thank you for the link to the post regarding why so few men are married. As I commented on that site (which follows below with some more explanation), there is a flip side to this as well. I commented there in exasperation. Read More »

 

Christ the King, not Christ the Communist

March 14, 2015

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FROM The Star-Spangled Heresy: Americanism by Solange Hertz:

True devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus has rarely, if ever, been preached in the United States. It is too embarrassingly political.

For two hundred years the false principles that Church and state must be separate, that all men are created equal, and that authority comes from below have been imposed as a matter of public policy. It is therefore understandable that Catholics not prepared to “suffer under Pontius Pilate” have kept this flammable devotion to the Heart of God within the jug of personal piety, with little social extension beyond the family. Lest our Lord be deported as a subversive, He has been portrayed only as a yearning, all-forgiving – if not simpering – Savior desiring to clasp indiscriminately to His blazing breast any and every individual without the slightest concern for his politics. Read More »

 

The Model Minority: Charter School Edition

March 14, 2015

ANTI-GLOBALIST EXPATRIATE writes:

Asians do this all the time in their home countries, i.e., set up fake ‘schools’ catering to foreigners which are in reality visa mills designed to allow said foreigners to evade immigration restrictions. They’ve just exported their model to the United States.

 

The State of Marriage

March 13, 2015

THE blogger Mark Moncrieff, in a post from last summer, wonders why so few people he knows are married and sums up what he believes are the chief reasons. Read More »

 

Greetings Banished at Air Force Base

March 13, 2015

HENRY McCULLOCH writes:

I have brought the anti-Christian antics of Mikey Weinstein — Air Force Academy graduate; former Air Force JAG; and – yes – former lawyer in the Reagan administration, whose atheist activism targets the U.S. armed forces — to your attention before.  I think I have also written that, based on what he does and on watching interviews with him, I wonder if Mr. Weinstein is not possessed.  The man exudes rage and malice; Mikey Weinstein always strikes me as about to explode with apoplexy. Read More »

 

In Defense of Inequality

March 13, 2015

IN THIS talk, the late Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira stated:

Contemplating the inequalities that exist in all ages of history and human societies, three questions come to mind:

1. Is the existence of elites just?

2. Are elites useful for the religious, moral, political and cultural common good of peoples and civilizations?

3. Precisely, what constitutes an elite? Read More »

 

Give This Man a Slice

March 13, 2015

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JORGE BERGOGLIO never tires of talking about himself. In the latest blockbuster interview of the phony pontiff, he tips his biretta, so to speak, to the Pizza Industrial Complex.

“The only thing I would like is to go out one day, without being recognized, and go to a pizzeria for a pizza.”

Unfortunately, the pizza “pope” has not announced that he would like to convert to Catholicism.

 

Phony Feminist Statistics

March 13, 2015

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THE WASHINGTON POST fact checker unpacks the falsehoods in this ad by the U.N.-supported organization, Oxfam.

Oxfam has withdrawn the ad, with no public admission of wrongdoing, but its publications continue to distort the differences between men and women (notice that the statistic of 60 percent of the chronically hungry are female is accompanied by no clarification that women generally live longer than men.)

 

The Silence of the Good on Islam

March 13, 2015

“EVERYONE seems to be silent in the face of Islam, and this silence is evil,” says Bill Warner, of the Center for Political Islam. He says this silence in the face of the slaughter of Christians in the Middle East is not mainly due to a fear of Islamic violence here, but of being called a “hater.”

“Not to speak is to speak, not to act is to act.”

 

Feminists Scale the Walls of the Anti-Catholic Vatican

March 12, 2015

THE Vatican II anti-popes have been openly friendly to feminism for many years, despite their anti-abortion stance and their defense of other anti-feminist positions, such as the restriction of the priesthood to men. They never decried the mass entry of women into the workforce and in fact celebrated it. They refused to defend male authority despite virulent attacks against it from every quarter. They apologized for the Church’s historic views on women even though the Catholic Church has been the greatest defender of the dignity, honor and influence of women in the history of the world. They promoted feminist power. They allowed women to take over a major portion of the sacred liturgy of the Church.

Thus it is no surprise that Francis, the papal pretender, has advanced this silence and submission to the evils of feminism to bolder and more outright promotion of the feminist agenda. In honor of the Soviet holiday known as “International Women’s Day,” the Vatican hosted a radically feminist conference this weekend.

Don’t be shocked or surprised by this. Just flee from this phony Church as fast as you can. The real thing, the real Divine Institution, lives on.

Hail, Holy Mother of God. Hail, Valiant Queen and Star of the Heavens. Defend all good women from the predations of woman-hating feminists until the end of time. Amen. Read More »

 

Pitiless Pity

March 12, 2015

AT The Orthosphere, Bonald responds to an essay that claims people in general are more empathetic and sensitive to the views of others than they once were. Bonald disagrees:

Our age has not so much increased human sympathy as weaponized it.  Empathy is directed exclusively to recognized victim groups (Jews, blacks, perverts), and it is meant to inspire not works of mercy toward these victims themselves but attacks on their supposed oppressors.  Pity is no longer a check on aggression, but a spur to it.