Restoring the Sacred

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St Agnes Catholic Church, New York City: Restoring the Sacred

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Fr. John Lankeit's Homily on the 2016 Election

Fr. John Lankeit is the Rector of Sts Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix.  He may well die in prison or a martyr - or a martyr in prison, according to the late Francis Cardinal George of Chicago.   If only more priests would be so courageous.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Liberty University Convocation: Full Address By Dinesh D'Souza

Matt Walsh: Real Men are Pro-Life

Matt Walsh writing at The Blaze:
Dante said the darkest places in Hell are for those who reserve their neutrality in times of moral crisis. I’d only add that the darkest parts of the darkest places are reserved for men who reserve their neutrality in the face of the mass murder of children.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Dear Mr. Trump, Did you ever blow it!

 A good friend, John Askins, sent this letter, which unfortunately says it all about the upcoming election.  It's a must read for every voter.

Dear Mr. Trump:
Boy, did you ever blow it. You could have been President of the United States. All you had to do was run as a Democrat. (Hey, you practically are one anyway!)
Seriously, you obviously have a poor grasp of history. Right now you are suffering from daily "bimbo eruptions" as they would be characterized were you only a Democrat. Don't get me wrong. I do not have an ounce of sympathy for you as your wounds are totally self-inflicted. You cannot brag about groping women and then be shocked when they claim you groped them. Duh.
Yes, we all know that Bill Clinton's behavior was far worse than what we know about you so far. So what? He's a Democrat. Sure, he raped Juanita Broaddrick, sexually assaulted Paula Jones, Katherine Willey, and many, many others. That's the point. As a Democrat your accusers would be trashed by the media, not you.
But you are the dummy who chose to run as a Republican. What on earth were you thinking?
Didn't you know there are scores of principled conservatives who would break ranks within their own party and rightfully condemn your disgraceful behavior? Didn't you know that the exact opposite would be true as a Democrat where they would close ranks and your popularity would soar to new heights?
Heck, as a Democrat you could even be a sexual predator, get drunk, leave a young woman in a car to drown, and later become the "Lion of the Senate". Again where is your sense of history?
Forgive me, sir. But your poor judgment in running as a Republican disqualifies you from serving as our Commander-In-Chief. You're a Democrat if I ever saw one.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Thomas Sowell: Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

Recorded on September 8, 2016
Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell discusses inequality and how it is part of the human condition. Sowell notes that political and ideological struggles have led to a dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. We cannot properly understand inequality if we focus on the distribution of wealth and ignore wealth production factors such as geography, demography, and culture. What is important is not inequality but human capital; once human capital is unleashed it creates an enormous amount of wealth for people of all classes. In addition there needs to be a sense of humility and gratitude for the generations that have gone before us for the prosperity we have today.

The Vortex—New World Order

Saturday, September 24, 2016


Published on Sep 19, 2016
Fr. Michael Orsi - Call to Action at the Day of Remembrance for the Unborn on September 10, 2016


We are at a “precarious moment in our history” when churches must speak truth to power or risk the loss of a lot more than their tax statuses, former Ave Maria Law School chaplain Father Michael Orsi said in a blistering speech at a National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children event on September 10.

Orsi, now on the pastoral team of St. Agnes Church in Naples, Fl said, “For too long, pastors and churches have been bullied into believing that they can say nothing political from the pulpit,” said Orsi. The regulation that is used to silence them “was a piece of spite work” against non-profits that had opposed President Lyndon Johnson, he said.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Matt Walsh: They're not Protesters; They're Terrorists!

Matt Walsh wrote this piece on the Charlotte "protests" today at The Blaze.  Here's a sample:
Another city in flames thanks to Blacks Lives Matter and their apologists. Have we had enough of this yet? I wonder how many more buildings need to be torched, businesses looted, and innocent bystanders and police officers attacked before we finally call this what it is: terrorism.
It’s absolutely sickening to me that the media still uses the word “protest” to describe the kind savagery and chaos we saw in Charlotte last night. They were doing all of the things we’ve come to expect — setting fired, robbing stores, assaulting random white people — and even employing some tactics that we haven’t seen. For instance, a group of thugs tried to throw an unconscious white reporter into a fire. THEY TRIED TO BURN SOMEONE ALIVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET. Sorry to yell, but I’m at my wit’s end. This is madness. And still the media calls it a “protest.”
If Charlotte was a protest and Ferguson was a protest and Baltimore was a protest, then I guess the bombs that went off in Manhattan over the weekend were a protest. I guess Orlando and San Bernardino and 9-11 were protests. If the domestic terrorism of BLM can be called a protest, why can’t the terrorism of ISIS or Al Qaeda be given the same label?

You can read the entire post by clicking   HERE.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Saint Josemaria Escriva and The Traditional Latin Mass

This is from Fr Z's Blog today:

Joseph Card. Ratzinger had been concerned for years about the loss of Christian identity, which is at the heart of Western Civilization. Later, as Benedict XVI, he gave us a great tool by which we could reinvigorate our Catholic identity and, so, resist the negative influences of secularism and relativism.

To read the entire post click HERE.

Thursday, September 15, 2016