Filed under: Culture and Catholicism, Green Catholics, Uncategorized, Vatican II | Tags: carbohydrates, Catholic, Catholic values, culture, Gary Taubes, malnutrition, morality, obesity, Vatican II, war on Christianity, weight loss
Gary Taubes is fighting the power. His books Good Carbs Bad Carbs and Why We Get Fat stand up to a powerful industry of misinformation and corruption. They can afford the hired guns, hackers and snoops capable at least of ruining Taubes’ reputation and making his life miserable. Perhaps worse. Perhaps he thinks of Erin Brockovich when a car pulls up behind him on a lonely road at night. But he probably doesn’t. Instead of following the money, Taubes blames–the Church! (more…)
Filed under: Culture and Catholicism | Tags: abortion, Catholic values, culture, Hungarian Constitution, Hungary, marriage, morality, pro-life, religious liberty, SSPX, SSPX mass Hungary, support Hungary, traditional mass times Budapest, Vatican II, Wall Street
Please note: SSPX does have mass in Budapest, Hungary, on the second and third Sundays of the month at 10:00, as well as 6:00 on the Saturday evenings preceding the Sunday. The celebrant is Father Fuchs. The address is Thokoly Ut 116.1.3, #3. More information may be obtained from Mr. Landgrebe, who speaks English, at the Austria rectory +4327166515 (how Google Voice renders it, which worked for me calling from the US) or +43 (0) 2716/6515 (how the Austrian website renders it and perhaps for European dialers). Let’s go show Hungary some love.
Above is a link to sign a petition to support Hungary. For the sake of Hungary’s unborn children, do it now. The text of the petition follows if you would like to read it here and sign it there.
The Hungarian American association supports Hungary, has thoroughly examined the means by which Viktor Orban came to power and calls them unquestionably democratic, and asks that the West give Hungary a chance. (more…)
Filed under: Catholic Liturgy, Culture and Catholicism | Tags: An Exorcist Tells His Story, Brunero Gherardini, Catholic church, culture, exorcism, Father Gabriele Amorth, Ignatius Press, Planned Parenthood, SSPX, The Ecumenical Vatican Council II: A Much Needed Discussion, Vatican II
Father Gabrielle Amorth is an exorcist. He has written extensively about it, and has so many fans that some of his work is out in audio form and unsigned paperbacks can go at collectors’ prices.
You too can perform an exorcism, by the way. It’s actually quite easy. Just mention the devil, and you can exorcise a whole roomful of liberals in about two minutes. (more…)
Filed under: Catholic Liturgy, Culture and Catholicism, Muslim feminism | Tags: Catholic values, culture, feminism, freedom, Islam, Latin mass, liturgy, SSPX, traditional mass, Vatican II, veil, what to wear at mass
“I really love that dress,” one handsome senior citizen comments to another as they sit, sorting baby clothes at the local crisis pregnancy center. “It looks so comfortable!” (more…)
Filed under: Books and Movies, Culture and Catholicism, Green Catholics | Tags: Catholic, Catholic church, Catholic science fiction, Catholic values, culture, feminism, fiction, negative population growth, priesthood, science fiction, space colonies, space program
Confession and all fiction has been moved to http://whitelilyfiction.wordpress.com
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: abortion, anti-natalism, birth rate, Catholic values, culture, demographics, economic contraction, economic crisis, human capital, Malthus, Nancy Pelosi, Rand corporation, stimulus package, Wall Street Journal
A Swedish public health expert has spilled the beans. He has researched the value of a baby to the Swedish economy. He wasn’t trying to stop abortion or threaten the contraceptive mentality. He wasn’t fighting the anti-natalist notion that every baby born is a bottomless drain on the economy and a blow to the environment. If that had been the case, if he’d have been arguing that we should stop killing babies, he’d be mopping university library floors instead of studying there.
Filed under: abortion, Books and Movies, Culture and Catholicism | Tags: bad movie, Carrie Bradshaw, culture, marriage, real love, serial monogamy, Sex and the City, Sigrid Undset, slave marriage
To the scandal of my wiser friends, I looked forward to the movie version of Sex and the City. The television series had been truly surprising. For one thing, Miranda chose life over abortion, chose Steve over promiscuity, chose marriage, and in one of the most touching episodes, showed real love for her extremely difficult mother-in-law. She actually turned and left the abortion mill. You don’t see that often in today’s market.
Samantha chose love, too, holding hands with her younger man, pledging monogamy. Charlotte found love. Carrie Bradshaw found love, when Mr. Big found rescued her in Paris, and admitted his love for her and took her home to New York. In spite of the characters’ promiscuity and shopping addictiosn, the scripts seemed aware of the possibility of love. In our world, where precisely that, love itself, is on the slave auction block, that’s a lot.
Filed under: Culture and Catholicism, Uncategorized | Tags: Christianity, culture, feminism, Islam, modesty, Muslim, pornography, values, veil
This article in Canada.com reports that a Quebec commission spent 5 million dollars to conclude that the Muslim headscarf is no threat to the values of Canada and should be allowed. The article discusses various Islamic aspects of the question and ignores another aspect, the fact that our western, re-paganized society has very much to do with the veil.