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Six of one…

If non-Catholics need not ultimately affirm and obey the whole Catholic faith to be saved, then, as Lawrence England pointedly asks, why must Catholics themselves ultimately affirm and obey it in whole? If non-Catholicism is good enough for Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, … Continue reading

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Reading notes from Lawrence Wright’s 2006 The Looming Tower

Lawrence Wright, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 (Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 2006) p. 14 – E. B. White quote: [New York City], for the first time in its long history is destructible. … A single … Continue reading

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Two from the not-so-wayback machine…

I’d like to blog more. I’d like to write more. I’d like to squat more. I’d like to pray more. As things stand, I give it all to God as the cards rest, and trust His grace to carry on into godliness. … Continue reading

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There is nobody to make them Christians…

December 3: St. Francis Xavier Second reading, from the letters to Saint Ignatius by Saint Francis Xavier, priest “Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel” We have visited the villages of the new converts who accepted the … Continue reading

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Three choices, three vectors…

Hot wars. Cold wars. Secret wars.

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The Church has every right…

…”to interfere spiritually in the life of a person.” “For he who does not attack a vice, but rather coddles it, is justly judged guilty of the death together with those who die by that vice.”* — Pope St. Leo IX … Continue reading

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Name! That! Author!

“I count among the most important results of the ecumenical dialogues the insight that the issue of the eucharist cannot be narrowed to the problem of ‘validity.’ Even a theology oriented to the concept of succession, such as that which … Continue reading

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Let me get this straight…

The following is a current meme making the rounds in Socialmediadom: Here is my reaction: Are we supposed to sympathize with “Native American” grievances and endorse (retroactive) xenophobia, or are we supposed to mock xenophobia of all kinds and piss … Continue reading

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Ism schism…

[UPDATE at bottom] Why is the US Hanging Turkey Out to Dry? …. article by Andrew Korybko (27 November 2015)   Despite both NATO and Obama giving full backing to Turkey’s fateful decision, Reuters has quoted an anonymous American military … Continue reading

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“I see dead bankers…”

I’m too lazy right now to rummage out the links, but readers here may recall that I have reported before about alleged suicides and deaths in the elite financial world. Well, I happened upon a much fuller list of the … Continue reading

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May you live in interesting times, etc. …

Putin Accuses Obama Of Leaking Flight Details To Turkey After Russia Releases Video Of S-400 SAM Deployment In Syria So what is Putin’s intention by escalating the military deployment of Russian weapons in Syria? Conveniently he explained his thinking just … Continue reading

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A note on terror, in E minor…

[New York City], for the first time in its long history is destructible. … A single flight of planes no bigger than a wedge of geese can quickly end this island fantasy, burn the towers, crumble the bridges, cremate the … Continue reading

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A note on doctrine and discipline…

…as told by a couple unwitting pagans [?]. We sum up the observation of past facts, [and] the foreseeing of future acts, … in saying: “Men get themselves killed for their country.” In making that statement we assume that there is … Continue reading

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On the vetting and abetting of Syrian refugees…

“Wonderful news friends! So many of you have been worried about how to respond to the refugee crisis, how to vet them and whether or not you might actually be helping your enemy. Well, you can actually help a Christian … Continue reading

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Up is down, down is up, cats and dogs living together…

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