The Unserious ‘Serious’ Discussion About Guns: There is no real moral philosophy informing it.

by George Neumayr in the American Spectator The philosophy underlying liberalism is at once totalitarian and relativistic. It proposes more government and less morality. It laughs at the mustiness of the Ten Commandments, then demands respect for a flurry of new laws. It scoffs at old codes of self-control, then presses for “gun control” and greater state controls on this or that freedom. From this ethos, regnant for decades in elite circles, has come an Continue Reading →

Taking on the Homosexual Movement – Crisis Magazine

“As international pressures and heroic actions of dissidents within the Soviet Bloc—along with “little old ladies praying the rosary for seventy years,” as a priest-professor of mine said at the time—were essential elements in communism’s collapse, so the intelligent, persistent, coordinated efforts of the defenders of sound culture—along with, to be sure, much prayer and sacrifice to the Almighty—can bring Western secular humanist leftism to heel.” Readmore via Source: Taking on the Homosexual Movement – Continue Reading →

Quiet Revolutions ~ boiling the frogs slowly

The ‘pooper-scooper’ [Scoop] has been trying to make some scatological sense out of the filth that we now live in. Heaven only knows that we are literally up to our eyeballs in specimens that more properly belong in a society that has a strange obsession with coprophilia. But what is trash [or waste] for some, has always been a treasure to others I suppose. Or, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the Continue Reading →

A reading on Dante and Spiritual but not Religious.

I am currently writing either a short story or what may be a full-length book. During my long working days, I’ve been listening to audio books, and the titles that I have been attempting to choose are Catholic Classics.  Two of the titles that I have listened to during the past couple of weeks are commonly known by most folks: The Divine Comedy by Dante and Utopia by Thomas More. The titles have inspired me to Continue Reading →

Russia’s Vladimir Putin: “The West Denies their Christian roots …Faith in God is equal to faith in Satan…Christian Holidays are abolished or neutrally renamed” Prophecy Unfolding?

  Transcript of Address by President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, at the Valdi Forum We see many EuroAtlantic States that is the ”West” have taken the way where they deny or reject their own roots, including their Christian roots which form the basis of Western Civilization. In these countries the moral basis and any traditional identity are being denied, national, religious, cultural, and even gender identities are being denied or relativised. These policies treat a Continue Reading →

Obama Administration Wants to Allow Scientists to Make Human-Animal Hybrids |

  STEVEN ERTELT   AUG 4, 2016   |   2:06PM    WASHINGTON, DC The Obama administration today announced it has flung the door wide open to scientists making grisly human-animal hybrids. After overturning the Bush administration limits on forcing taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research, this is the latest move by President Barack Obama to manipulate and destroy human life in unethical experiments. More here: Obama Administration Wants to Allow Scientists to Make Continue Reading →

The Inconsistency of “Personally Opposed but Still Pro-Choice” | Catholic Answers

By Trent Horn July 25, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s selection of Virginia governor Tim Kaine as her running mate has reignited the debate about whether Catholic politicians can support pro-choice policies but remain “personally opposed” to abortion. In June, Kaine explained his position on Meet the Press: I’m a traditional Catholic. I’m personally opposed to abortion and personally opposed to the death penalty. . . . I deeply believe, and not just as a matter of Continue Reading →

Stop Keeping Up with the Joneses – OnePeterFive

By Alan Scott July 22, 2016 Every day people are faced with making many decisions. Big or small, important or unimportant, this is part of life. And in life, we have to choose some things in preference to others. But choosing doesn’t always involve just “things”. Choosing also involves philosophies. Ways of living. Ways of being. Ways of believing. And often in life, we become trapped into a deceptive way of thinking. One such deceptive Continue Reading →

Can We Stop Kidding Ourselves About “I’m Personally Opposed, But”? |Blogs |

BY CARRIE GRESS 07/24/2016  Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/1498–1543), “Sir Thomas More” In 1984, after much interior laboring over the thorny issue of abortion, Catholic Governor Mario Cuomo delivered the speech that would free Catholics from being swaddled in Church teaching while liberating them to cuddle up to pro-abortion policy. The New York Governor conceived the hair-splitting notion that amounted to – “I’m personally opposed to abortion, but politically pro-choice.” Born of a desire to appear to Continue Reading →

A look at Faith, Morals and Practice

There is a symmetry that one might even call symbiosis which exits between Faith, Morals and Practice. It might be helpful should we take the time to look at these more closely. Faith Religion, starts with matters of Faith which are guarded and taught primarily as a basis or foundation of the underlying reason for submitting oneself to the yoke of religion. This Doctrine of Faith gives man a glimpse into the meaning of life Continue Reading →

The Genuine Sexual Revolution – Truth and Charity Forum

The early Church was born into a society that in many ways was divided over the family. The greatest of the Greek philosophers preached a moral code that was nearly identical to the high morality of the early Christians, while at the same time Greek society was rife with sexual immorality of all kinds. Roman culture was similarly divided. In the early Republic, the Romans held (and mostly practiced) a high degree of moral life Continue Reading →

We Live in a Moral Universe

We live in a moral universe. It is a universe that has choices and values from which we can choose; e.g. love over hatred, obedience over tyranny, or right over wrong. Within this framework our Creator has endowed mankind with freewill in order that he might exercise this freedom rightly and choose the good while rejecting the evil, thereby cooperating with Christ in the salvation of his own soul. This freedom is essential to our Continue Reading →