Category Archives: Culture

Oh Great, The Falangists Are Back…

I’ll begin with the basics — I had no idea that Catholic socialism still existed, given its utter repudiation by Pope Leo XIII. Still, it would appear as if the old dragon still draws breath, in no small part as a … Continue reading

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MacIntyre, Godot, And The Benedict Option

VLADIMIR: You have a message from Mr. Godot. BOY: Yes Sir. VLADIMIR: He won’t come this evening. BOY: No Sir. VLADIMIR: But he’ll come tomorrow. BOY: Yes Sir. VLADIMIR: Without fail. BOY: Yes Sir. (silence) — Samuel Becket, “Waiting For Godot” (1953) This is my problem with the … Continue reading

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The Campion Option

Many innocent hands are lifted up to heaven for you daily by those English students, whose posterity shall never die, which beyond seas, gathering virtue and sufficient knowledge for the purpose, are determined never to give you over, but either … Continue reading

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Mosley: An Answer to the Call for the Radical Catholic Reimagination of Everything

Fascinating piece from David Russell Mosley from across the pond regarding the recapturing of Catholic culture in a hostile world as a response to the essay from Michael Martin: In the end of his essay Martin issues a call to … Continue reading

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Your Ninety-Nine Minutes of Civilization: Telemann’s Tafelmusik

That’s right. All of it.

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Your Four Minutes of Civilization: Vide Cor Meum

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Of Chaput, Lepanto, and The Call To Fidelity

The sons and daughters of the John Paul II Generation — who are about to brave a historic snowstorm to stand faithful for the sanctity of human life later this week — are not marching out of loyalty, or doctrine, or because they wish to stand contra mundum as Lepanto and CMTV are seen to do. Rather, the pro-life movement marches out of fidelity — to faith, to Church, to Christ. Continue reading

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The Patriot Game

You really can’t get more melancholic than the old Irish rebel song “The Patriot Game” — and for those not familiar with the song, the lyrics were written in the 1950s to commemorate those who participated in the Border Campaign, … Continue reading

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Your Eighteen Minutes of Civilization

Brought to you by Stile Antico and the good folks at NPR: ‘Tis the season, after all!

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Chaput: Hope as Despair, Overcome

For those following the Synod of the Family in Rome, this is a telling and illuminating speech from Philadephia’s Archibishop Charles Chaput: Paragraphs 7-10 of the Instrumentum did a good job of describing the condition of today’s families. But overall,the text … Continue reading

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