Many things about modern life are dispiriting for the more traditional, to say nothing of the more sensible, among us. Population replacement through immigration, mass criminality/terrorism, the rise of welfare dependency as an accepted lifestyle choice, the continued undermining of the family unit – all are unmitigated ills which show scarce signs of abating. One […]
I’ve already posted once on Our Lady of Mt Carmel, here is the church as decorated for Christmas (As you can see, a big thing among Polish Catholics). Merry Christmas to all!
Part of the process of my recent relocation has involved helping my mother clean her house; over the decades the average American accumulates a considerable quantity of stuff and, being elderly, moving it without assistance isn’t really practical or safe. My parents are both products of a very specific cultural moment; products of the post […]
Upon leaving Texas earlier this year, among the first order of business was finding a new parish. Luckily I now live not far from one of the most Catholic communities in America, Wyandotte Michigan. Vastly preferring the traditional cathedral-style church, one in particular immediately stood out, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. A predominately Polish parish […]
As dismal as the recent ‘migrant crisis’ and its associated terrorist attacks have been, a token benefit has been the discrediting of the neoliberal center-left, the whole species apparently determined to resign themselves to self-imposed irrelevance through a ‘Unless we let the terrorists win, the terrorists win!’ defense of their pet cause, open borders. Angela […]
One of the most striking aspects of Francis’ recent visit to the US was his persistent advocacy on behalf of ‘immigrants’. First, there was the well-publicized incident during his welcome parade, Francis acting as a prop in a photo-op staged by an advocacy group, accepting a statement in favor of DAPA Amnesty from a five […]
The Pope’s latest comments on capital punishment, as unfortunate as they may be, nevertheless served one positive purpose, motivating me to make a deeper study of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the subject. In the process I came across an absolute gem of natural law and moral theory, St Thomas Aquinas’ exposition on vengeance as […]