“… The American approach effectively puts distressed teenagers in the driver’s seat of making risky and irreversible medical decisions. It assumes that ‘gender identity’ is innate and immutable, that some kids are just born ‘trans’ and can know this from as young as toddlerhood. It also uses the ‘minority stress’ model to explain away co-occurring mental-health problems, which appear in roughly three-quarters of patients presenting at pediatric gender clinics.”
Issued September 1, 1910, by Pope St. Pius X, required of all clergy, pastors, confessors, preachers, religious superiors, and professors in philosophical-theological seminaries of the Catholic Church from 1910 until 1967.
Land O’Lakes Statement 1967
University of Notre Dame Wisconsin property
The Catholic University: A True University with Distinctive Characteristics
Statement on the Nature of the Contemporary Catholic University
The Catholic University today must be a university in the full modern sense of
the word, with a strong commitment to and concern for academic excellence. To
perform its teaching and research functions effectively the Catholic university
must have a true autonomy and academic freedom in the face of authority of
whatever kind, lay or clerical, external to the academic community itself. To
say this is simply to assert that institutional autonomy and academic freedom
are essential conditions of life and growth and indeed of survival for Catholic
universities as for all universities.
Father Hesburgh of the University of Notre Dame led the group.
“Some of the signers were especially notable: Archbishop Paul Hallinan of Atlanta, Father Theodore McCarrick (then president of the Pontifical University of Puerto Rico and later Archbishop of Washington) and Father Vincent O’Keefe, S.J. (later Vicar General of the Society of Jesus).
“Also intriguing is the signature by John Cogley, a leftist scholar representing the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions...He had been religion editor of the New York Times and a principal writer of John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech advocating the separation of church and state. He later dissented from Humanae Vitae and became an Episcopalian….”
John, who lived in the north of England, decided to go golfing in Scotland with his friend, Shawn. John’s minivan was loaded up, and they headed north.
After driving for a few hours, they found themselves caught in a terrible blizzard, so they pulled into a nearby farm and asked the attractive lady who answered the door if they could spend the night.
“I realize it’s terrible weather out there and I have this huge house all to myself, but I’m recently widowed,” she explained, “and I’m afraid the neighbors will talk if I let you stay in my house.”
“Don’t worry,” John said. “We’ll be happy to sleep in the barn. And if the weather breaks, we’ll be gone at first light.”
The lady agreed, and the two men found their way to the barn and settled in for the night. Come morning, the weather had cleared, and they got on their way, and they enjoyed a great weekend of golf.
About nine months later, John got an unexpected letter from an attorney. It took him a few minutes, but he finally determined that it was from the attorney of the attractive widow he had met on the golfing weekend.
He dropped in on his friend Shawn and asked, “Shawn, do you remember that good-looking widow from the farm where we stayed on our golfing holiday in Scotland about nine months ago?”
“Yes, I do,” said Shawn.
“Did you, er, happen to get up in the middle of the night, go up to the house, and pay her a visit?”
“Well, er, yes!” Shawn said, a little embarrassed about being found out, adding, “I have to admit that I did.”
“And did you happen to give her my name instead of telling her your name?”
Shawn's face turned beet red, and he said, “Yeah, look, I’m sorry, I’m afraid I did. Why do you ask? Has something happened?”
“She just died and left me everything.”
Here is a list of well-known Catholic composers:
Albéniz, Bach (Johann Christian), Beethoven, Berlioz, Brébeuf, Bruckner, Byrd, Charpentier, Chopin, des Prez, Donizetti, Dvořák, Elgar, Faber, Fauré, Franck, Gabrieli, Gounod, Haydn (brothers Johann and Joseph), Hildegard of Bingen, Liszt, Messiaen, Monteverdi, Mozart, Palestrina, Pergolesi, Poulenc, Rossini, Salieri, Scarlatti (Alessandro and Domenico), Schubert, Tallis, de Victoria, Vivaldi, von Weber
“WASHINGTON – On Monday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued proposed revisions to its regulations implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which would force health care workers to perform gender transition procedures, require health insurance issuers to cover them, and entertain a mandate to perform elective abortions.”
“... They mandate health care workers to perform life-altering surgeries to remove perfectly healthy body parts … This is a violation of religious freedom and bad medicine.”
“The proposed regulations announce that HHS is also considering whether to force health care workers to perform abortions against their will or lose their jobs. We call on HHS to explicitly disavow any such intent.”
Read the story of Herman Shine, one of the few escapees from Auschwitz. He and his wife lived a few blocks from us in San Francisco, and my sister, who was 11 or 12 at the time, walked his dog, Mischief. He learned roofing in the concentration camp and founded Standard Roofing in SF. My impression of him was that he could lift a car. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/one-of-the-few-herman-shine-who-escaped-auschwitz-dies-at-95-1473
Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe, OFM Conv., Auschwitz prisoner number 16670, was a Polish Catholic priest who had four brothers.
At the end of July 1941, a prisoner had escaped from Auschwitz. Deputy Camp Commander Karl Fritzsch picked 10 men to be starved to death in an underground bunker to deter further escape attempts.
When one of the selected men, Franciszek Gajowniczek, cried out, “My wife! My children!” Kolbe volunteered to take his place.
After being starved and deprived of water for two weeks, only Kolbe and three others remained alive. The guards wanted the bunker emptied, so they gave the four remaining prisoners lethal injections of carbolic acid.
Jan. 8, 1894-Aug. 14, 1941
Shou Chew, TikTok CEO, wealth
By the way, the estimated net worth of Xi Jinping, Chairman of the Central Military, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, and President of China, is $1,200,000,000. Yes, $1.2 billion.
A new Nature Special produced by the Discovery Channel is underway: The Lucrative Lives of Lice.
The nice little speech by Sister Anita Caspary sounds good, but what happened? All her IHM sisters, located in Brentwood-Beverly Hills, left religious life and developed harsh ideas.
“… In keeping with the spirit of that age, at some time during the summer of 1966, the Immaculate Heart nuns of Los Angeles, California, invited a New York psychiatrist to their retreat house in Montecito to conduct what had come to be called an encounter workshop, a session of truth telling and icebreaking group exercises that broke down social inhibition, fostered an illusory sense of intimacy, and opened the way for the engineering of consent through small group peer pressure.
“The nuns liked encounter groups so much that a year later a psychologist by the name of Carl Rogers and his associates began something they called the Education Innovation Project with the entire order and all of the schools it ran for the archdiocese of Los Angeles.”
The US Department of Defense has a section called, “Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”
Animal Farm, a Fairy Story, commandments
Some proofs that the Latin Mass, in roughly its present form, is traceable to Pope St. Victor I (AD 189-199):
“Jerome calls Pope Victor the first Latin writer in the Church (Chronicon, ad an. Abr. 2209). Prior to him, Greek was the nearly universal language of theological discourse. Jerome mentions small theological treatises written by him in Latin. However, besides the letters touching the Easter controversy, none of Victor’s actual works is known. The question of whether he promoted the use of Latin in the Roman liturgy is an open one.
“It may have been during Victor's administration that the canon of scripture used at Rome, and which has been partially preserved in the Muratorian Fragment, was drawn up.”
Chew has a BA in Economics from University College London and an MBA from Harvard Business School. What is his competency in information technology? What are his ties to China?
No matter how hard he tries, the man cannot hide his identity. If it swims like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it is probably a duck. Congratulations to the person who captured the screenshot. He looks as if he is laughing at us.
American sci-fi writer Harry Harrison 1925 - 2012
His novel Make Room! Make Room! started the 1973 film Soylent Green.
British narrator Cori Samuel 172 ratings 4.6, my rating 5
She could sell any book.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Church, because of her commission and competence, is not to be confused in any way with the political community. She is both the sign and the safeguard of the transcendent character of the human person. “The Church respects and encourages the political freedom and responsibility of the citizen.”
It is a part of the Church’s mission “to pass moral judgments even in matters related to politics, whenever the fundamental rights of man or the salvation of souls requires it. The means, the only means, she may use are those which are in accord with the Gospel and the welfare of all men according to the diversity of times and circumstances.”
Pope Paul VI granted an indult in 1971 for use of the Latin Mass in England and Wales. Indult is a term from Catholic canon law referring to a permission to do something that would otherwise be forbidden.
The text of the appeal, dated July 6, 1971, follows:
One of the axioms of contemporary publicity, religious as well as secular, is that modern man in general, and intellectuals in particular, have become intolerant of all forms of tradition and are anxious to suppress them and put something else in their place.
But, like many other affirmations of our publicity machines, this axiom is false. Today, as in times gone by, educated people are in the vanguard where recognition of the value of tradition is concerned, and are the first to raise the alarm when it is threatened.
If some senseless decree were to order the total or partial destruction of basilicas or cathedrals, then obviously it would be the educated - whatever their personal beliefs - who would rise up in horror to oppose such a possibility.
Now the fact is that basilicas and cathedrals were built so as to celebrate a rite which, until a few months ago, constituted a living tradition. We are referring to the Roman Catholic Mass. Yet, according to the latest information in Rome, there is a plan to obliterate that Mass by the end of the current year.
We are not at this moment considering the religious or spiritual experience of millions of individuals. The rite in question, in its magnificent Latin text, has also inspired a host of priceless achievements in the arts - not only mystical works, but works by poets, philosophers, musicians, architects, painters and sculptors in all countries and epochs. Thus, it belongs to universal culture as well as to churchmen and formal Christians.
In the materialistic and technocratic civilisation that is increasingly threatening the life of mind and spirit in its original creative expression - the word - it seems particularly inhuman to deprive man of word-forms in one of their most grandiose manifestations.
The signatories of this appeal, which is entirely ecumenical and non-political, have been drawn from every branch of modern culture in Europe and elsewhere. They wish to call to the attention of the Holy See, the appalling responsibility it would incur in the history of the human spirit were it to refuse to allow the Traditional Mass to survive, even though this survival took place side by side with other liturgical forms.
Signed: Harold Acton, Vladimir Ashkenazy, John Bayler, Lennox Berkeley, Maurice Bowra, Agatha Christie, Kenneth Clark, Nevill Coghill, Cyril Connolly, Colin Davis, Hugh Delargy, +Robert Exeter, Miles Fitzalan-Howard, Constantine Fitzgibbon, William Glock, Magdalen Goffin, Robert Graves, Graham Greene, Ian Greenless, Joseph Grimond, Harman Grisewood, Colin Hardie, Rupert Hart-Davis, Barbara Hepworth, Auberon Herbert, John Jolliffe, David Jones, Osbert Lancaster, F.R. Leavis, Cecil Day Lewis, Compton Mackenzie, George Malcolm, Max Mallowan, Alfred Marnau, Yehudi Menuhin, Nancy Mitford, Raymond Mortimer, Malcolm Muggeridge, Iris Murdoch, John Murray, Sean O'Faolain, E.J. Oliver, Oxford and Asquith, William Plomer, Kathleen Raine, William Rees-Mogg, Ralph Richardson, +John Ripon, Charles Russell, Rivers Scott, Joan Sutherland, Philip Toynbee, Martin Turnell, Bernard Wall, Patrick Wall, E.I Watkin, R.C. Zaehner.
His father made a last confession on the day of his execution.
Such was not case for his mother on the day of her execution.
In Québec City, Canada, you'll find one of the most unique hotels in the world, Hotel de Glâce. The resort has been operating for over two decades, though the structure changes when it’s rebuilt from ice each year. Hotel de Glâce is only open during the winter season, and it offers themed suites, ice beds, fireplaces, and an ice bar.