On The Culture War

Googling The Culture War one is presented with all manner of analysis. You will find articles by right-wingers blaming the left and left-wingers blaming the right for the mess that is the Culture War. The following examples should suffice as a sampling of the array of commentary on our present predicament: The Washingtonmonthly.com has declared, … Continue reading On The Culture War

True Romance vs. Modern Romance

I truly believe that, when scholars look back upon our culture, after magnanimously picking through the refuse we leave behind to glean something of value, they will view the Mario games with far greater regard than they will most of the ‘highbrow’ literature and Nobel Prize winners of our day. Granted, this will not be … Continue reading True Romance vs. Modern Romance

And Yet They Wear the Mask

The Orthosphere

“Suddenly, I felt a need to see beneath the mask.  I wanted to know the face of the voice, and, with a movement I was utterly unable to control, swiftly my fingers tore away the mask.  Oh, horror, horror, horror.”

Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera (1911)

There were, perhaps, twenty people at yesterday’s faculty meeting, not counting the fakers who were dozing behind their profile pictures on Zoom.  Masked men and women were in the majority by a ratio of nine to one, this again not counting those hidden by digital prophylaxis.  At the same time,  daily positive covid tests in this county are running at a ratio of seven positives to a population of 100,000.

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Vaccine Passports for Mass?

Catholicism Pure & Simple

By Douglas Farrow at Crisis Magazine:

Last month I wrote a piece entitledUnclean! Unclean!in which I criticized the decision of the Archbishop of Moncton to divide his flock between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated, and to refuse any longer to nourish the latter with sacramental graces. That piece lasted some thirty-six hours before it was removed. Apparently, one doesn’t accuse a sitting archbishop of heretical views and schismatic actions.

The archbishop’s decision didn’t last much longer. He struck a new deal with the New Brunswick health authorities that stopped just short of excommunicating the unvaccinated. Meanwhile, up the road, a Protestant pastor who didn’t think either deal palatable wasjailedbriefly for violating the new one. Shades of Spruce Grove and other communities across Canada, where the full force of the law is being brought to bear on the “vaccine hesitant”—or rather, where the full force of the…

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