Tag Archives: Conservatism / Liberalism

Orwellian Religion

I am astounded by this article Still Lost in Blunderland (PART ONE): Refuting Peter Kwasniewski’s Latest Attack on Ultramontanism and Still Lost in Blunderland (PART TWO): Refuting Peter Kwasniewski’s Latest Attack on Ultramontanism from the sedevacantist site Novus Ordo Watch. They have … Continue reading

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Straf! Straf! Straf alles!

A comment from Patrick Sheridan (who is open about his identity) brought me to look at his blog where he writes only rarely. I quoted the Naval officer on the subject of excessive punishment of sailors and its negative effect … Continue reading

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Rigid Repression of Rigidity

Should I comment about this subject? Is it just a blind alley of cognitive dissonance? In the end, perhaps I may be able to contribute positively. The article on which I base my reflections today is Pope calls for an … Continue reading

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Catholics, the Paradox

Most of my readers are probably familiar with this film giving a caricature of the Vatican II reforms in the 1960’s and the following decade, and of the traditionalist reaction. The drama is centred in a monastery on the remote … Continue reading

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Modernity and Christianity

THREE things today ring the alarm bells in my mind as I try to understand a civilisation from which I am about as distant as a monk! I always receive Dr William Tighe’s e-mails with frequently interesting links. The two … Continue reading

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Sectarian Religion and the Abdication of Reason

Some reflections on irrational religion, “red herrings” and diseases of the mind. I discuss some aspects of the “ecclesiastical freak show” that attracts curiosity, and how this curiosity needs to give way to critical reasoning and creative imagination. I touch … Continue reading

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Some ideas to take critically

In the light of my postings over the past few days, I am led to think of a way to keep a critical mind about authoritarian (anti-parliamentarian) politics and “diseased” religion caused by literalism and materialism. I am going to … Continue reading

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Muscular Christianity

This is one of my favourite Don Camillo films. In this except, Peppone goes to confession, for the first time since 1918. He has little to confess, and Don Camillo gives him Absolution. Afterwards, he says to himself “I’m going … Continue reading

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Stoicism, Competitiveness, Dominance and Aggression

I have just been reading Red Dreher’s Manhood As Mental Disorder. When I started reading it, my first thought was “more of the same” from the growing swing back to Hitler’s Ubermensch and the New Soviet Man away from the … Continue reading

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Conservatives and Liberals

I have just been reading the highly astute posting of Fr Jonathan Munn Blogday 2018: Oh! Grow up! Schoolmasters usually have experience in the shortcomings of human nature among children and adolescents who often find excuses to cover laziness and other … Continue reading

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