At Least They Go

“Well,” said the priest, “at least they go.” By “go,” he was referring to Mass. By “they,” he meant the people who dress like tramps, talk and laugh through Mass, and know nothing about the Church’s teachings. People who are pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, and pro-women priests. “At least they go.” Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi The law of prayer is the law of belief. “At least they go” would be a legit argument IF what they “went to” left no doubt about what they were participating in.
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Mass Killings Are the Fruit of Modernism

Simple minds seek simple answers. A man kills innocents with a gun, and the simple mind blames the gun. When a dog sees an approaching shadow, he attacks his tail. Mass Killings Are Modernism In Action Modernism leads us to simple, but wrong, answers. Modernists have one solution for all problems: consolidate all freedom, all power, all decisions, all goods, all authority, and all thinking into the hands of a few omnipotent men.
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Lousy Bishops

(Disclosure: I am a traditional Catholic.) Did you know that for every person who enters the Catholic Church in America six leave? It looks like this: Incoming Catholics Outgoing Catholics 1 6 Why? Simple answers are often problematic, but one answer seems obvious: Catholic leadership sucks. The Church in America offers nothing larger or more significant than the paltry pleasures of television and Amazon.
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What About False Prophets (and Kooks)?

A prophet is someone who has the gift of recognizing how current behaviors, beliefs, and trends will bring calamity in the future. Prophets tell us what not to do, and predict the dire consequences that will befall us if we don’t listen. And we don’t listen. Yesterday, we looked at three reasons people don’t listen: The Semmelweis Reflex, which says people reject information that contradicts longstanding beliefs. The Power of the Status Quo, which says people believe the future will always be a linear progression of the recent past.
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The Mueller Prophecy

Friends, Let me begin by saying “I am sorry” to Robert Mueller and his family. I have been critical of Mr. Mueller and his sham “investigation.” I have been uncharitable to him. And I am sorry. It became clear today that Mr. Mueller wasn’t a hostile actor. Obviously, Mueller is seriously impaired. What we saw in his selection of lawyers, in his handling of the investigation, in his management of partisan and criminal conduct by senior Justice Department officials under his command resulted not from malice toward the president but from incompetence.
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Why We Don't Believe Prophets

Q: What was the epitaph on the hypochondriac’s tombstone? A: “I told you I was sick!” I happened to see a Facebook post from the George Gilder today. The post announced why Gilder is coming out of retirement at age 79. (I rarely look at Facebook, but there’s flooding in my town today. Facebook is the best source for reports from the ground.) I followed George Gilder closely for many years back in the mid-1990s.
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Trump's Tweets Trigger Word-Thinkers

For a few weeks in June and July, Nancy Pelosi was doing a good job of isolating the Hate Squad. Pelosi realizes that the Hate Squad is bad for Democrats. She saw the Hate Squad growing in media attention, and she worked hard to stop that trend. Then, like a genius, Donald Trump did what Trump does best: he stuck out his chin to let his opponent (Pelosi) punch herself out.
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Please Subscribe Before Twitter Bans Me

If you like reading this blog, please click the Subscribe link at the top. Enter your email address, and you’ll get one email a day at most. Twitter and Facebook and Google are trying to remove all conservatives from their social media platforms. So many people come to this blog by clicking links on those platforms, I’m afraid you will never know when I’m posting unless you subscribe now. I’ll try to keep you informed and entertained.
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Do We Love The World?

Should Christians love this world? A Catholic parish has, as part of its mission statement, “we love this world.” Does this bother anyone? Besides me, I mean. I Googled the whole phrase, and here are the top 5 results: Do Not Love the World What Does It Mean to “Love not the things of the world?” What does it mean that we are not to love the world? Love Not the World 1 John 2:15 Do not love the world or anything in the world.
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A Spy's Guide to Taking Risks: A Book You Need to Read

Imagine yourself in a foreign country with a fake passport, a fake name, a fake cover story, and mission to make it home with stolen, top secret documents from that country’s government. Now, imagine it’s the first time you’ve ever done this. That’s how John Braddock begins his third book, A Spy’s Guide to Taking Risks. With the story of his first mission as an alias. In his previous books, A Spy’s Guide to Thinking and A Spy’s Guide to Strategy, Braddock, a retired CIA Field Officer, provided readers with top-notch spy stories and top-shelf tools for success.
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