Category Archives: Politics and Society

Politics and Society

Christendom no longer exists, but, nevertheless, Catholics must be active members of their respective societies and agents of justice in a world bereft of moral values. We must know history, not merely current events. European history, after the conversion of the nations, was the history of the Church. This history is certainly important to know. But, as Americans, we cannot afford to be ignorant of our own history. The virtue of patriotism, which is actually a natural manifestation of the supernatural gift of piety, demands that we have an appreciation for whatever is good in the history of this land of ours, not just after 1776, but since events were recorded here. The virtue of patriotism also obligates us to recognize the sins of our nation. “My country right or wrong,” is an evil axiom that changes patriotism into self-adulating nationalism.

As Catholics, we ought to be justly concerned about world events, especially about the persecution of the Church that is going on in other countries. Advantage ought to be taken of the many good Catholic outlets of information that are available today. Our website is a good source of the news that counts. From our religious perspective, we are able to bypass the useless information and disinformation that fills the major media, and provide the news that affects our lives as members of the Church militant. If it doesn’t help anyone sub specie aeternitatis (under the aspect of eternity) we don’t post it.

Homofascism

Progressivists love to paint anything they disagree with as some form of “fascism.” Most often, the thing has nothing to do with fascism, but that matters not to the liberal rhetorician. Michael Voris plays of this rhetoric here: (ChurchMilitant.tv) Grab a pen and write the word down as quickly as you can and start using it everywhere — the word is… homofascism. A working definition you … More →


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U.S., E.U., Block ‘Sexual Fidelity’ as AIDS-Fighting Strategy at U.N.

Would you like an effective weight-loss plan that actually forbids eating less and overcoming your sloth to exercise? So would many people. There isn’t one. Which brings us to HIV/AIDS… (Breitbart News) The Obama administration, along with the European Union and the Nordic countries, ganged up on poor African nations over the past two weeks at the United Nations, insisting that sexual fidelity and delaying … More →


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Defending Faith and Morals is not a Distraction

An editorial in The Anchor has taken the view that protecting the Irish-Catholic identity of a Saint Patrick’s Day parade from homosexual activists is a “distraction” from “our Lenten call.” They also took the occasion to smear Father Leonard Feeney. I posted a comment on the site, which, as of now, has not yet been approved. Here it is: The editorial errs where it says … More →


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For All You Monarchists Out There

At The Imaginative Conservative, Mr. Michael Davis has written a Royalist apologia, Why I’m a Monarchist. Catholicism.org writer Charles A. Coulombe gets a favorable mention in the piece: The most noteworthy living American royalist would most likely be Charles A. Coulombe, a talented and witty Catholic historian who is also known to mount a defense monarchism and distributism from time to time. Mr. Coulombe has … More →


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What is Going on in Ukraine? [Updated]

The question, “What is Going on in Ukraine?” is still quite relevant after the revolution there has succeeded in taking power. Therefore, I update this posting with links to some relevant articles on the subject. Readers with thoughts of their own on the issue, or links to well-reasoned articles on the subject, are encouraged to put them in the comment box. Ukraine and the Neoconservatives … More →


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A Well-Deserved ‘Bravo’ to a Catholic Brother Standing up for Morality

Brother Thomas Augustine, M.I.C.M., is the Superior of Saint Benedict Center in Harvard, Massachusetts, and the Principal of that community’s Immaculate Heart of Mary School. He has publicly stood up for Catholic morals against those who would, in the name of “inclusiveness” promote a perverse lifestyle that is opposed to Catholic morality in South Boston’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Because of this, he was personally … More →


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Study: Southern Poverty Law Center Ignores Liberal Hate

(Breitbart News Network/Austin Ruse) An academic study has accused the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) of having an anti-Christian bias in its reporting on hate groups in America. Once considered the “gold standard” in reporting on violent anti-government or racist groups in America, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s reputation has begun to wither as it has started targeting conservative Christian groups including the Family Research … More →

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Congratulations to the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM)

We are happy to welcome the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s growing family of falsely so-called hate groups. Click here and scroll down to “District of Columbia,” where you will see C-FAM listed alongside the Traditional Values Coalition and the Family Research Council. (Readers may recall that he FRC’s placement on the SPLC’s hate map helped would-be … More →

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Prayer Request from the Catholic Action League

A number of our members have made a holy and helpful suggestion, with which we wholeheartedly concur. They have asked me to encourage all members of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts to recite Saint Patrick’s Breastplate, the prayer composed by the Apostle of Ireland himself, to ask the protection of the Holy Trinity in his struggle to deliver the people of Ireland from the … More →

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Note to Future Historians: Here’s How ‘Gay’ Activists and Their Political Allies Acted in 2014

There are a few postings on this site covering the weird doings of homosexual activists who attempted to invade the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston. In the end, they were undone by their own mendacious and ham-handed attempt to force themselves on the parade’s organizers. The attempt failed, even though Boston Mayor Martin Walsh attempted to make the parade “inclusive” by bringing both … More →


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War Veterans Council Lied to by Bogus Homosexual Veterans Group

Should we be surprised that a group of unrepentant homosexuals desiring to parade their vice flamboyantly at a Catholic event would lie in order to do so? Below is a press release from the parade organizers sent to Catholicism.org: VETERANS TELL DIFFERENT STORY MEDIA REPORTS SLANTED South Boston Allied War Veterans Council P.O. Box 350 South Boston MA. 02127 Sponsors of The South Boston St. … More →

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Catholic Action League Commends South Boston Veterans for Resisting Pressure from Mayor

The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts today commended the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council — the sponsors of Boston’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade — for resisting pressure from Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to include a homosexual group affiliated with MassEquality in this year’s parade. A previous attempt by a Massachusetts Superior Court Judge to force the inclusion of a homosexual organization resulted in … More →

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Western Cultural Imperialism

If a stronger nation attempts to undermine a weaker nation’s politics, change its laws, replace its traditional religion, and otherwise impose the stronger nation’s cultural agenda on it, this is generally considered to be “imperialism.” Western liberals often condemn this kind of activity if it is a matter, for instance, of bringing Catholicism to various African, Asian, or Latin American nations. However, when the shoe … More →


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Uganda Refuses to bow to Social & Cultural Imperialism

(Culture of Life Africa, 2/24/2014) In Europe and US, as far as the LGBT subculture is concerned, everyone is expected to blend in, those who cannot blend in must bend, and those who cannot bend will surely be broken and burnt for good measure. In this way they have already broken so many. They have shut down businesses, closed down religious adoption services, terminated work … More →


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Dr. Robert Moynihan on Ukraine

Dr. Robert Moynihan, of Inside the Vatican, sends out periodic email letters to which I subscribe. He sent out (so far) two letters on the situation in Ukraine. Since neither is posted yet on his web site, I am posting part of the most recent one here. (Copyright is not an issue, I believe, as he has no copyright notice on the emails.) This is … More →


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