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  • Creating a Positive Family Culture: The Importance of Establishing Family Traditions

    02/18/2018 3:29:58 AM PST · by vannrox · 2 replies
    The Art of manliness ^ | October 9, 2013 | Brett & Kate McKay
    Here’s a bit of trivia about me: My great-great-grandmother on my dad’s side was a full-blooded Mexicana. For whatever reason, this trace of Mexican blood manifested itself quite strongly in me – more so than in my other family members – and I credit my swarthy skin, thick black mane, and Pancho Villa-like mustache to this lineage.To celebrate our family’s Mexican heritage, on Christmas Eve we would eat tamales, enchiladas, sopapillas, and pozole. Both my brother Larry and I eagerly devoured everything on the menu except for the pozole, which we despised. (For those of you who don’t know,...
  • Democrats fume as GOP ignores Senate tradition to approve Trump's judicial nominee

    02/15/2018 11:41:40 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 34 replies
    Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday angrily protested Chairman Chuck Grassley's decision to vote on one of President Trumps nominees to a federal appeals court position, over objections from a Democratic senator from the nominee's home state. Under Senate tradition, home-state senators have had the right to delay or veto nominees before they are taken up in committee, and the process has started only after these senators have returned their "blue slip" on the nominee. But on Thursday, Grassley's committee ignored that tradition and approved the nomination of Michael Brennan of Wisconsin to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court...
  • Strange Moments In Liturgical History How a Paragon of Liturgical Tradition May Have Caused ****

    09/13/2017 7:52:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-12-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Strange Moments In Liturgical History – How a Paragon of Liturgical Tradition May Have Caused Unintended Effects Msgr. Charles Pope • September 12, 2017 • I have been asked by a number of people what I think of Pope Francis’ recent decision to remand a lot of the task of translating sacred texts to regional bishops’ conferences. To be honest, I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, I share many of the concerns about how the norms will be applied and how consistently accurate translations will be assured, but on the other, I do not know if it...
  • [Catholic Caucus] JEFFERSON CITYS CATHEDRAL SCHOOL RESISTS LGBT POLICY

    08/30/2017 4:35:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 30, 2017 | Bradley Eli
    The flagship school for the diocese of Jefferson City has updated its handbook with clear Catholic instruction to counter the LGBT agenda being foisted on schools. Just in time for the new school year, St. Joseph Cathedral School, has posted on their website a handbook, which on page 65 reads, "Students may not advocate, celebrate or express same-sex attraction in such a way as to cause confusion or distraction in the context of Catholic school classes, activities or events." An inside source, who spoke on condition of anonymity told Church Militant their joy at this surprise turn of events as...
  • K-12: Why Millenials Are Going Bald

    07/24/2017 5:01:27 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Early in 2017, ABC breathlessly reported, Hair loss and balding are something we associate with aging, not a younger population, yet more and more millennials say they're experiencing hair loss. Theories include diet and health problems. But Moneyish.com didn't hesitate to conclude: Millennials are going bald from too much stress. We live in a rich, safe, successful country. Why is there so much stress? Why do so many young people feel they are under siege and about to be overrun? Perhaps we should look at what public schools, in tandem with higher education and the media, tend to emphasize. Namely,...
  • Pre-Vatican II [Non Caucus Open thread]

    06/11/2017 12:57:49 PM PDT · by Trad Bishop · 95 replies
    First of all, today is the Feast Day of the Blessed Trinity, and so we would wish all of you a Happy Feast Day, and in particular we would wish the Eternal Father a Happy Father's Day! For those who are unaware or need to be reminded, belief in a Trinitarian God, that is Three Persons, One God, comes to us from our elder brothers and sisters in the faith, the Jews. The belief in the Trinitarian God as described is the universally accepted criteria to receive and accept the designation as a true Christian. So we Catholics should be...
  • Fake News: Trump Breaking Century-Old Tradition By Not Throwing First Pitch(OMG!)

    04/03/2017 6:10:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/3/2017 | Brent Barker
    Please recall: In 2009, then-President Obama was invited to throw out the first pitch before the Nats home opener against the Phillies, a game everyone from Philadelphia was also invited to attend. Obama declined. From The Post: President Obama has turned down an invitation to throw the ceremonial first pitch at the home opener of the Washington Nationals against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday. Tommy Vietor, a White House spokesman, said today that Obama, who returned from an eight-day overseas trip this week and is planning to leave for Mexico and Trinidad next week, would not be doing the honors.
  • Samuel and Daniel, Though Young, Judged the Elders: Traditionalism as a Youth Movement

    03/20/2017 6:39:55 AM PDT · by Petrosius
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | March 20, 2017 | Peter Kwasniewski
    The progress of centuries has often returned to the Rule of St. Benedict as a repository of timeless wisdom, capable of guiding any community of God-seekers to peace and holiness. One cannot help but be struck by the way Benedict emphasizes that the young monks voices ought to be given a fair hearing. Benedict was not exactly egalitarian (he frequently counsels the beating of the refractory, for example), but he recognized, with St. John Cassian, that age does not automatically equal wisdom and that young people can have the perspective needed by the community at a given moment. And on...
  • Francis Apparently not Happy with Roman Posters

    02/14/2017 9:32:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/14/17 | David Martin
    Posters in Rome were not an insult to the pope, but were providentially arranged for his instruction. Pray that Francis will revisit this matter and learn by it. And let him "dig, dig," that he might discover his own "rigidity" against tradition Pope Francis seems to have taken offense over an anonymous poster campaign which called into question his mercy. On February 4, Romans woke up to more than 200 posters of a stern-faced pope plastered all over the city, with a caption that asks, But where is your mercy? The unidentified posters accused Francis of having ignored cardinals and...
  • The last conservative empire: Putin's amazing speech about traditionnal values

    02/09/2017 2:50:30 PM PST · by Conservative Kirovs · 33 replies
    We must admit that most of western nations live under values and ideas that literally erase national culture and history. I live in France, and I can see that every single information in this country is shared and analyzed from a leftist point of view, from history facts in school programs to modern geopolitical phenomenons. I've studied with attention what french kids learn in school today: there are no alternative lessons to the critisism of monarchy, to the praise of French revolutions and leftist reforms in the XIX and XX centuries. Television programs and news put an incredible amount of...
  • [Catholic Caucus]Tradition is for the Young

    11/11/2016 9:07:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | November 11, 2016 | GREGORY DIPIPPO
    Many years ago, I read an interview with a famous dissenting theologian, as they are sometimes euphemistically called, (one who has now passed to his reward, and shall therefore remain nameless), in which he talked about the many things that had permanently disappeared from Catholic life, and of which younger Catholics would therefore never any experience or memory. As I recall it, funeral Masses in black vestments were named among them, and this was said with something of a wistful tone, since even the most obdurate revolutionaries could hardly deny the powerful sense which the tradition Requiem communicates of the...
  • Obama will ask Trump to keep executive orders in place

    11/10/2016 1:51:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 369 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/9/16 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama has described Donald Trump as ignorant, dangerous and unfit to lead the nation, but hell ask the Republican president-elect Thursday not to wipe out his cherished, legacy-making executive actions on everything from the Iranian nuclear deal to Obamacare. In a meeting at the White House to prepare Mr. Trump for taking office, Mr. Obama will try to persuade the president-elect to honor what his aides call a tradition of preserving executive actions implemented by the departing chief executive. There is a tradition, particularly with regard to executive agreements of successive presidents preserving some element of continuity, said White...
  • Navy Petition Forces White House To Review Gender-Neutral Job Title Change

    10/31/2016 8:34:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 31, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    A petition to reverse the decision by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to make the entire job title system gender-neutral has reached more than 100,000 signatures, forcing a White House review.The petition soared to 50,000 within the first week of its launch in late September, but for the rest of October, it was an open question of whether it would reach its goal.But as of Monday morning, the petition reached 102,591 signatures, which reflects the fact that the new job title change is viewed in an almost universally unfavorable light.“For 241 Years Navy personnel have been identified by their...
  • The defining Question about Sola Scriptura and Tradition

    07/23/2016 8:40:34 PM PDT · by boatbums · 83 replies
    Apologetics and Agape ^ | May 25, 2016 | Ken Temple
    Has the Roman Catholic Church infallibly defined a single word of Jesus or an apostle, that is not found in Scripture? Dr. James White to Mitch Pacwa I cannot think of any. Mitch Pacwa This shows that everything the church needed for ministry was written down in the Scriptures. That is the clear implication of the verses below; and combined with the early churchs understanding of the rule of faith / apostolic tradition, when it is specifically spelled out, it indicates that everything needed was written down in the NT. Jude 3 the faith was once for all delivered...
  • Rep. Steve King Defends Confederate Flag On Desk: Slavery Just 'Small Part' Of Civil War

    07/15/2016 8:35:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 80 replies
    Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, landed in some hot water this week after he gave an interview to a local TV station in his Sioux City district office and viewers noticed that he kept a Confederate flag on his desk. (SNIP) And weve lived with respecting the South and their way of life for 150 years and now, after 150 years, there has to be an issue about a Confederate flag? King told Angelo that he had ancestors who had fought and died in the Union Army. Our family cares a lot about unity but also about the truth and accuracy...
  • Wedding ceremony *vanity*

    12/27/2015 10:00:17 AM PST · by gettinolder · 31 replies
    12/27/15 | self
    I've been asked by my son and daughter-in-law to be to perform their wedding ceremony. Any advice or any regrets or "wish I would have..." would be appreciated (primarily looking for non-clergy, but clergy advice welcome) I'll do an online search for a format but looking for personal stories. Already have Marriage Commission license for the legality. This will not be a large event.
  • Where Did These 5 Popular Christmas Traditions Come From?

    12/25/2015 1:53:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/25/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    Christmas is a time full of tradition, as the holiday has been celebrated for centuries long before the United States was a thought or Europe knew about America.This special wintry time of year is full of Santa Clauses, evergreen trees, mistletoes, presents, and a host of good cheer and family gatherings. Ever wonder where some of these traditions came from? Listed below are some Christmas traditions and where they came from.1. December 25 (Photo: Reuters/Ammar Awad)A general view shows Manger Square, near the Church of Nativity, the site revered as the birthplace of Jesus, during Christmas celebrations in the West...
  • Army chaplains to remove ‘conquer’ from... motto because it is offensive to Muslims (Australia)

    11/20/2015 3:12:59 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne Australia) ^ | 21st November 2015 | Matthew Benns
    THE Australian Army is removing the motto "In this sign conquer" from the 102-year-old hat badges of army chaplains because it is offensive to Muslims. The move comes after an imam approved by the Grand Mufti was appointed to join the ­Religious Advisory Committee to the Services in June. Australian Army chaplains have had the motto on their hat badges since 1913. ..... The Defence spokeswoman said: "There are 102 ADF permanent members who self-identify as Muslim. In addition there are 40 Active Reservists who have declared as Muslim."
  • South Carolina’s military culture and the October flood

    11/10/2015 7:55:17 AM PST · by Yankee-Maine · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/15 | Thomas S. Mullikin
    Selfless service is engrained into the fiber of our great state Years ago, reading Pat Conroy’s best-selling novel, The Lords of Discipline, I was struck by the single line – “No Southern man is complete without a tenure under military rule.” Not all Southerners serve, have served, or will ever serve their country. And today it is only a very small percentage of Americans overall who have served or will ever serve in the armed forces. Nevertheless, Conroy’s line speaks to many of us hailing from the South, and to an even greater degree those of us from the Palmetto...
  • Animus Delendi Against the Franciscans of the Immaculate Continues

    11/07/2015 7:57:42 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | Saturday November 7, 2015 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Rome) The battle against the Franciscans of the Immaculata continues. Hardly had Pope Francis mounted the throne of Peter, than the opponents of the traditional rite in the Order felt themselves strong enough, with his agreement, to place the once thriving men's branch of the order under a provisional administration. The women's branch "only" received an apostolic delegate as an overseer, but was still drawn in sympathy with the men's Order because of its close spiritual and institutional connectedness. With a confidential decree of 19. October 2015, the Roman Congregation for Religious reinforced its resolve to proceed further against the...