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The Guidelines are Void

This rubbish has no legal or judicial or administrative force in the real world where we all live. Like last summer’s vacuous, vapid, and vacant SCOTUS decision, these so-called guidelines were a dead letter upon issuance. Like I said about

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Posted in Apologetics, Aquinas - Philosophy, Aquinas - Theology, Western Civilization

St. Augustine on the Veneration of the Saints

As part of his critique of paganism St. Augustine in City of God condemns the tradition of making “gods” out of dead heroes and great men of the past; this is one theory as to how Rome came to have

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Posted in Apologetics, Augustine, Books, city of God, Saints, Western Civilization

Ancient Quotation of the Day

I like this aphorism from Horace (quoted by St. Augustine in City of God, I.3 online here; I quote from this edition): New vessels will for long retain the taste Of what is first poured into them.

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Posted in Augustine, Books, Western Civilization

No longer strangers

This post is inspired by this and this. Jesus said that what is outside a man cannot make him impure or unclean. Instead, it is what comes out of a man — out of his heart — that makes him

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Posted in Charity, Veritatis Splendor, Western Civilization

A living wage

This continues to pop up on news sites I visit. The original report does not say a whole lot about the man’s motivations although they do come across as a genuine concern for the wellbeing of his employees; this story

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Posted in Charity, Rerum Novarum, Western Civilization

The Decision is Void

Just so that we are all clear with respect to the SCOTUS ruling yesterday: the decision is contrary to reason, contrary to the laws of men throughout history, and contrary to the law of God. Consequently the decision is entirely

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Posted in America, Charity, Creation, Justice, Natural Law, Veritatis Splendor, Western Civilization

Ideas have consequences

Where do our human rights come from? According to the Declaration of Independence, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these

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Posted in America, Rerum Novarum, Veritatis Splendor, Western Civilization

Bloom where you are planted

Quoth The Author: It is best to love first what you are fitted to love, I suppose; you must start somewhere and have some roots. We Westerners are restless people. We move around (literally and figuratively) more than is probably

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Posted in Ascent of Mt Carmel, Books, Charity, Western Civilization

More proof of global warming

It snowed in June out west, just days away from the beginning of summer. Undoubtedly I am too stupid to see that this is obviously proof of global warming, just as it is also proof of global cooling, but I

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Posted in Etc, Western Civilization

More proof of global warming

It is snowing in June out west, just days away from the beginning of summer. Undoubtedly I am too stupid to see that this is obviously proof of global warming, just as it is also proof of global cooling, but

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Posted in Etc, Western Civilization
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