Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Rare Film Documentary of the Opening of Vatican II
I think most readers of this blog will agree that Vatican II, based on its fruits, was a near unmitigated catastrophe for the Roman Church. But this film footage, most of which I have never seen, is quite extraordinary and shows some of the ceremonial of the pre-conciliar papacy. On a side note John XXIII looks exhausted and unwell as he is being carried about on the sedia gestatoria.
Sunday, March 19, 2023
The decline of Great Britain as a serious military power
Friday, March 17, 2023
Arrest Warrant Issued for Vladimir Putin for War Crimes
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
The Roman Catholic Church is going mad
Russia says it does not recognise Hague court amid reports of arrest warrants
Monday, March 13, 2023
And now for some (rare) good news from Washington
There are signs of a thaw in the ice-cold relationship between the leadership of the two parties in the House of Representatives. The relationship, to the extent there was one, between Kevin McCarthy and Nancy Pelosi, his predecessor as Speaker of the House, was notoriously chilly and at times downright acrimonious. Since taking the Speaker's gavel, and despite being ideological opposites, McCarthy has been working with Pelosi's successor Hakeem Jeffries to try and repair lines of communication between the leadership of the two parties. This has included reviving old school courtesies like actually giving the minority party a heads up on upcoming legislation and consulting them on important items involving the House as a whole. It's early days but people on both sides of the aisle are noting the signs of a detente with cautious optimism.
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Pope Francis describes gender politics as "ideological colonization"
Monday, March 06, 2023
Fact check: Trump delivers wildly dishonest speech at CPAC
Friday, March 03, 2023
Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem is Supplying the Chrism for Charles III Coronation
Interesting to say the least.
Wednesday, March 01, 2023
Are Left Wing Campuses Pushing Some Students to the Right?
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Imagining a Heretical Cardinal
Thursday, February 23, 2023
The Latest Crypto-con (UK)
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Report: Pope Francis preparing further attack on Tridentine Mass
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Happy Valentine's Day
Friday, February 10, 2023
Germany’s Synodal Way leaders push women’s ordination during European bishops’ synodal assembly
Saturday, February 04, 2023
Charlie Munger's op-ed on the crypto-con
Friday, February 03, 2023
Young bishop of Russian Orthodox Church: Ukraine war is ‘scandalous’
Thursday, February 02, 2023
Ukraine: Staggering casualties in a savage war of attrition
Wednesday, February 01, 2023
Trad Catholics and the Ruthenians
Are Francis and his modernist allies trying to play the role of John Ireland with Trad Catholics? Some are openly wondering. Of course, the Ruthenians used to be Orthodox and still retained a great deal of Orthodox praxis and spirituality. So, when Rome basically gave them the Bronx salute, they had options. Alas Trad Catholics, not so much. Yes, there's the SSPX which probably is not a good fit for many. But beyond that, where would they go if Rome tells them to put away their Latin missals and break out the bongo drums and tie dye vestments? I don't see a mass migration to Orthodoxy. First off, and unlike the Ruthenians who were basically Orthodox, Trad Catholics are not. And sadly, we don't exactly have a thriving Western Rite. How about one or another of the various Old Catholic communions? Most of those are now as far gone as the German Catholics. And for those who haven't been paying attention, that's pretty bad.
So unfortunately, I'm not seeing a lot of light at the end of the tunnel for our Trad Catholic friends. I hope I am proven wrong. But it just does not look good right now. Still, God may yet intervene. Maybe Francis will retire, or be retired by the Boss, and next year we will be talking about Pope Clement XV's first two decrees, suppressing the Jesuits and condemning the German Synodal Way as heretical.
Of course, if things don't work out, for those of a mind to look East, we will leave the light on and the welcome mat out.
The Fight Over Black History
Sunday, January 29, 2023
The AP Canonizes Violent Extremists
Monday, January 23, 2023
Tanks for Ukraine: American or German?
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Wear the Jersey, Bigot
Friday, January 20, 2023
Documentgate (v 2.0)
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Pope curses ‘delinquent’ priests who withhold absolution
Expert’s warning to US Navy on China: Bigger fleet almost always wins
Saturday, January 14, 2023
As Russians Steal Ukraine’s Art, They Attack Its Identity, Too
Thursday, January 12, 2023
‘Catastrophe’: Cardinal Pell’s secret memo blasts Francis
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
- Archbishop George Cardinal Pell- A man of great personal sanctity who endured such abuse for his faith that if I were still Catholic, I would be tempted to label him a Confessor.
- His Hellenic Majesty Constantine II (XIII by some reckonings)- The last King of Greece who was supplanted by a military coup and dictatorship. To the best of my knowledge, he was also the last Orthodox Christian monarch.
The GOP: How it got here and where it's going
Monday, January 09, 2023
David Starkey on the Duke of Woke
Tuesday, January 03, 2023
What's old is new
DOINGS IN CONGRESSSenate, Dec 3- The Senate met at 12 o'clock and after swearing in such members as were present and fixing the hour of meeting at noon, adjourned.House, Dec 3- The House met at 12 o'clock and the Clerk, John W. Forney, calling to order. Two hundred twenty-five members answered to their names. The first business being the election of a speaker, the House proceeded to vote. After three ballots without an election, the House adjourned.