Thursday, April 17, 2014

What Passover In Jerusalem was like 2000 years ago.

Maundy Thursday

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before He suffered, did institute the Sacrament of His Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may thankfully receive the same in remembrance of Him who is these holy mysteries giveth us a pledge of life eternal, the same Thy son Jesus Christ our Lord; who now liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

(Source 1979 BCP p. 169).

Have Gun, Will Travel: Connecticut Gun Laws, "Slaves," and Tyranny...

Have Gun, Will Travel: Connecticut Gun Laws, "Slaves," and Tyranny...

Monday, April 14, 2014

PaleoJudaica.com: St. Catherine's Monastery threatened?

PaleoJudaica.com: St. Catherine's Monastery threatened?: BARBARIC: Retired army general wants Egypt's St. Catherine's Monastery demolished. Ahmed Ragai Attiya says that the historic UNES...

Anglicans Ablaze: Evangelicals admit struggling to find time for dai...

Anglicans Ablaze: Evangelicals admit struggling to find time for dai...: New research has shed light on the difficulties evangelicals have in making time for their spiritual life. In particular, the Evangelic...

Girls are being forced to convert to Islam in Pakistan, but because they are Christian nobody cares | Christian News on Christian Today

Girls are being forced to convert to Islam in Pakistan, but because they are Christian nobody cares | Christian News on Christian Today

Number 3 Equity Court: Federal Judge Rules Ohio Must Recognize Out of Sta...

Number 3 Equity Court: Federal Judge Rules Ohio Must Recognize Out of Sta...: Full story here.

Monday in Holy Week


Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first He suffered pain, and entered not into glory before He was crucified.  Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Source: 1979 BCP p. 168).

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Comrade Press Secretary?

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has Communist Propaganda Posters in his house ? (!) Thanks to Red State.com

Little Catholic Bubble: Sheen: Meditation on TEMPERANCE

Little Catholic Bubble: Sheen: Meditation on TEMPERANCE: Background and Part I, here . Part II, here . Part III, here . Part IV, here . Continuing with Lenten meditations on the   Seven Last ...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Palm Sunday in England before the Reformation

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Palm Sunday in England before the Reformation: The Catholic Church in England before the Reformation used some adaptations of the Latin or Roman Rite called the Sarum Use. These adapta...

Caiaphas Apologizes For Christ

This is great! Sad but great! Caiaphas Apologizes For Christ

The Magisterium of Sophomores: another High School explosion

The Magisterium of Sophomores: another High School explosion

Palm Sunday at the Vatican

Gay Nuptials in the Church of England | An Exercise in the Fundamentals of Orthodoxy

Gay Nuptials in the Church of England | An Exercise in the Fundamentals of Orthodoxy

Understanding the Heresy of Calivinism

Great article from Mark Shea.  Thanks to Southern Orders.

The Digital Hairshirt: " But look out because the devil is present!"

The Digital Hairshirt: " But look out because the devil is present!": What does our Pope say? “We are all tempted because the law of our spiritual life, our Christian life, is a struggle,  a struggle,” said P...

Number 3 Equity Court: From the Anglo-Saxons to the ABA

Number 3 Equity Court: From the Anglo-Saxons to the ABA: I did it.  And it was quite an accomplishment, if I do say so myself.  I read all 1144 pages of Professors Langbein, Lerner and Smith’s ...

Saturday, January 25, 2014

A Hard Boiled Thought for the Day: The Wisdom of the East?

"He found her, Moira Langtry, that is, in church.

It was one of those screwball outfits which seem to flourish on the West Coast.  The head clown was a yogi or a swami or something of the kind.  While his audience listened as though hypnotized, he droned on and on of the Supreme Wisdom of the East, never once explaining why the world's highest incidence of disease, death, and illiteracy endured at the fount of said wisdom"

From The Grifters (1963) by Jim Thompson

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Church of England May Abolish Vestments


The Church of England is considering abolishing vestments for the Clergy during worship.  This picture is an example of what may replace it.  This is not a joke.  Full story from the UK Daily Mail.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Tips for a Holy Advent

Excellent advice for celebrating a Holy Advent from Catholic Fire.

First Sunday of Advent


Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when He shall come again in His glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through Him who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

(Source 1980 BCP p. 211).

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Honor and Betrayal


U.S. Navy SEALs are some of the most highly trained, most elite warriors in the American armed forces.  In September, 2009, a team of Navy SEALs in Iraq captured Ahmad Hashim
Abd al-Isawi, the so-called “Butcher of Fallujah,” who was responsible for thousands of deaths including those of four American Blackwater contractors whose bodies were mutilated, burned and hung from a bridge.

What was the reward for these brave fighting men who brought a heinous terrorist to justice?  Court-martial and disgrace.  Three SEALs were charged with prisoner abuse for allegedly hitting al-Isawi while he was in custody.  The only witnesses for the government were the terrorist and an emotionally unstable naval policeman who had earlier repeatedly abandoned his post and changed his story about what happened.  The only visible injuries to the prisoner were a split lip which a doctor testified were probably self-inflicted.

Despite pleas from Congress and public outrage, the military high command stubbornly proceeded with the prosecutions.  Even after two of the SEALs were acquitted after trials in Iraq, the commanding officer, Major General Charles T. Cleveland, insisted that the prosecution of the remaining SEAL go forward.

Journalist Patrick Robinson has written an expose of the politically correct hypocrisy of the Obama military.  It is a military which is more concerned with how our military appears to the United Nations than in achieving victory.  Robinson’s book, Honor and Betrayal, should be required reading for every American.  And every Patriot should be deeply ashamed at how our current government treats our bravest and most decorated warriors.  

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thought for the Day

Thank God for retroactive prayer! Saint Paul said that he did not judge himself, nor must we judge ourselves.  We can turn to Our Lord Jesus, who has already repaired the greater evil that ever happened or could ever happen, and trust that he will make up for our faults, for our neglects, for our failures in love.

Dorothy Day, from Loaves and Fishes

Wal-Mart Employees Organize Food Drive for Other Employees

Wal-Mart employees organize a food drive for underpaid Wal-Mart Employees.  Read the full story here.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013