The White Lily Blog


Tea Party, or Sex Socialism? You Decide!

A post on Italian blog Cordialiter  was re-posted recently with commentary on Rorate Caeli.  Cordialiter says Catholics must not get trapped in the box the media has prepared for it, a false choice between Tea Party traditionalism or Socialist-flavored modernism. The blog says on the contrary, traditionalists must be ‘”True friends of the poor” and proceeds not exactly to say how to do that, but very definitely how not to do so: by accepting the perks of middle class existence, ignoring the social issues and focusing on worthy liturgy. That would be wrong, in Cordialiter’s thinking.

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Liberians Call for Christian State

Liberian citizens have very recently called for a ‘Christian religious state’  demonstrating religious tolerance for other faiths, but not ‘religious liberty’ when defined exactly as we define it in the United States.  They specifically reject that. It is one of the most interesting political moves in centuries. Continue reading



The Savior App

At midday on the solemnity of the Epiphany, the Holy Father spoke to the faithful assembled outside his windows to pray the Angelus.

…. Western society,” the Holy Father said, “seems to have lost direction and is  feeling its way forward.  The Church, thanks to the word of God, see beyond the  shadows. She does not possess technical solutions but she has her gaze turned to the final destination offering the light of the gospel to all men and women of  goodwill, of whatever nation or culture.”

Dearest Holy Father, what do you mean, no technical solutions! We have apps!

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Still a Little Whiggy
   Reviewers are of the opinion that, regarding “Supremacy and Survival: How Catholics Endured the English Reformation”  by Stephanie A. Mann (Sceptor Press, 2007), the author takes a fresh look at the English Reformation.  Continue reading