- Sorry for the hiatus. I took a trip to consult with a priest about preaching. He told me to pray the Rosary.
- I took my computer with me on my trip, but I have bronchitis, which is somewhat amusing, and has demanded that I get plenty of sleep. I haven’t had bronchitis since I was a kid, but I immediately recognized the cough when it set in. And the fact that I sound like Lucille Ball circa 1975 after smoking a pack of unfiltered Camels. I can feel the big goober of mucous in my snorkel, and feel like if I could just get one good, deep hack that I would cough up something that would crawl away under its own power and then be done. But, I don’t have an angry cephalopod living in my thorax, and so I just cough and take Vicks throat lozenges. But I feel great otherwise. No fever. Not even a sore throat. As with most viruses, all you can do is wait it out.
- Reminder! Tomorrow is Benefactor Mass Tuesday! 0830 Eastern Time! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! Scroll down and read the Overshadowing Shoulders post about the agony of Our Lord during His Passion, and then remember this: Our Lord would go through ALL OF IT just for YOU – not for the entirety of humanity as one big “efficient” “truly worthwhile” event, but ALL OF IT just for YOU and YOU ALONE, and He would do it all just for you AS MANY TIMES AS YOU ASSIST (which means attend, or even attach yourself at a distance) at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. I’m going to repeat that, because it is almost incomprehensible upon the first hearing:
Christ would suffer His entire Passion and Death on the Cross for you and you alone as many times as you attend, over the course of your entire life, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. This is why complaining that the Mass is “boring” is one of the more truly awful things that people today say. This is also something that one should focus upon when one has no choice but to attend an illicit and scandalously offered Novus Ordo Mass.
- Mailbag:I won’t post the letter, but just a summary. A woman with three teenaged boys, two with learning disabilities, after reading the Negative Interest Rate piece wrote to ask advice about education in light of the fact that western civilization is going to hell in a handbasket before her very eyes. My response, which I think applies to most everyone with youngsters these days:Hello-
Your two younger boys should be learning TRADES. Don’t you see that trying to force “learning disabled” men into academia is, for all intents and purposes, setting them up for total failure? Have you ever noticed or asked yourself why there seem to be so many more people, especially boys and men, diagnosed with “learning disabilities” these days? It is because boys and men who didn’t have a specific intellectual/academic vocation (which is nothing to be at all ashamed of) used to learn TRADES and had very successful lives – up until the Communist infiltrators took over the schools and starting implementing their plan to make all people drones and slaves of the state through the schools and universities.Able-bodied men who are NOT specifically geared toward academic pursuits should be learning things like welding, plumbing, woodworking, agriculture, heating/air conditioning, cooking, baking, etc. Most people, truth be told, simply do not need education beyond the 5th grade level. People should be able to read and write, perform arithmetic up to simple algebra, working with fractions and decimals, simple geometry (area, circumference, simple calculations with triangles, etc.) keeping a simple ledger, and calculating interest. Also, a broad survey of biology and physical science, and a broad survey of history. And, of course, thorough instruction in the Catechism.Further, the universities today, almost without exception, are satanic cesspits of indoctrination and diabolical narcissism. It is stupid to the point of moral depravity to send a young person into such an environment, much less to saddle them with massive, unrepayable debt – to have what? An utterly meaningless, useless “degree”? In what? “Economics”? Don’t make me laugh. “Business administration”? Again, don’t make me laugh. Or maybe “psychology”, “marketing” or “communications”. Or “JOURNALISM!” What a joke. Vanity of vanities….Be assured of my prayers-Ann
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