Category Archives: Culture

Return of the Pagans

No, not these volk. As society retreats from Christian influence, not even bothering to pay the homage of hypocrisy to virtue, the people most surprised by the result will be (and already are) those who have been clamoring for the … Continue reading

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You Cannot Serve Both God And MadAve

Of all the advertising schemes promoted by Madison Avenue, is there ONE which does not appeal to human depravity one way or another? Is there a marketing campaign which does not depend on the seven deadly sins? Is there a … Continue reading

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No Worries, Mate

All of the flapdoodle, hooey, bunkum, and hunting of snipe aside, what are we worried about? Are we concerned about politics? Relax. No human institution is perfect, and you may safely disregard politicians and preachers who declare the USA to … Continue reading

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Got the Blahs? – Repent!

I have just finished reading a remarkable book, The Noonday Devil: Acedia, The Unnamed Evil Of Our Times, by Jean-Charles Nault, O.S.B., Abbot of Saint-Wandrille. I heartily recommend it to one and all. This is a condensation of a larger … Continue reading

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Thanks Be To God

Tomorrow, as you feast on your turkey or ham, gorge yourself on stuffing and yams, and settle back to watch the Macy parade or the football game of your choice, say a prayer for those who have to be at … Continue reading

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Padre Miguel Agustin Pro

Today, November 23, is the Memorial of the passing of Padre Miguel Agustin Pro into Eternal Life at the orders of President Plutarco Elias Calles. The firing squad bungled their job, and a soldier shot Padre Pro in the head … Continue reading

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Halloween is NOT the Devil’s Holiday

Halloween is NOT the Devil’s Holiday Like the reality behind the Wicked Witch of the West, the real story behind Halloween is not quite what some hysterical people would have you believe. The Wicked Witch of the West. Margaret Hamilton, … Continue reading

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Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel was once asked do you believe in God, he replied “I don’t know, but I pray to him three times a day.” Considering what he had experienced, I think he was still a person of faith. But that … Continue reading

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For the Love of Christ

For the Love of Christ Today is the feast of Saints Simon and Jude (the Obscure).  In this morning’s homily, Father said some things which got me thinking. Matthew and Simon were two of Jesus’ Apostles. Two more unlike persons … Continue reading

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Mother Night

The book, Mother Night, by Kurt Vonnegut, is about an American who has been raised in Germany in the interwar period, who becomes a propagandist for the Nazis, and a deep mole for the OSS. (This is the cover of … Continue reading

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