My Place Is With Them

      The video above depicts Father Michael Quealy saying Mass in Vietnam. The video has no sound, but without words we can see the fervor with which the priest is saying Mass.  That was all Father Quealy.  Whatever he

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July 31, 1945: Letter From Stimson

Little Boy was assembled on Tinian on July 31.  The bomb could in theory be dropped the next day.  However a typhoon was moving towards Japan and weather would delay the bomb drop for several days.  Secretary of War Henry

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Quotes Suitable for Framing: John Ireland

Be ambitious, seek to elevate yourselves, to better your lot;  too often we are too easily satisfied.  When a man is poor, let him live in a hovel.  I esteem him;  at any moment I tend him the right hand

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Truman Warns Japan to Surrender

The above was filmed on June 7, 1945.  In July the Army Air Corps dropped sixteen million leaflets on Japanese cities warning the Japanese to evacuate their cities.  The leaflets varied, but the message in Japanese on the leaflets was

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Shocking New Discovery About Christ!

  From those brilliantly twisted folks at The Lutheran Satire.  As CS Lewis said:   You will find that a good many Christian political writers think that Christianity began going wrong in departing from the doctrine of its founder at

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Pewsitter v. Eye of the Tiber!

  (Some down time before the family heads off for Indianapolis and GenCon tomorrow morning.  Had a great time in Kenosha visiting the mother-in-law.  Fascinating visit to the Civil War museum in Kenosha.  Details on Sunday.) Well, Pewsitter and Eye

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Internet Hitler Weeps for Planned Parenthood

  Steve Hayward at Powerline gives us the dismay of Internet Hitler at the chaos caused to Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder, Inc. by the undercover videos of The Center for Medical Progress.  Hitler and his colleagues are increasingly, in

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CMP’s Latest Video

The third in their on-going series looking into Worse Than Murder Inc’s selling of aborted baby body parts. Extreme content warning for this video, showing the dissection of an aborted child. It also features an interview with a lab tech

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The Great Commission

[16] And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. [17] And seeing him they adored: but some doubted. [18] And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in

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An Apology

(I originally wrote this about five years ago when the blog readership was much smaller.  I reran it a early last year.  Now that Planned Parenthood is back in the news,  I thought that current readers might wish to know why I refer

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North America: 240 Years in Four Minutes

  Quite a bit of stability in the map of North America since the 19th century, a testament to how peaceful the area has been, other than internal strife in Mexico in the first third of the 20th century, and

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Sex Devoid of Love

  Sex might have been, from our point of view, quite innocent. It might have been merely one more mode in which a stronger self preyed upon a weaker-as it is, indeed, among the spiders where the bride concludes her

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Vacation 2015

  Come Sail Away sung by the Chipmunks.  (I know, that was evil of me.)   I am on vacation beginning today with my family until August 2.  My internet connection in the coming week will range from intermittent to

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July 26, 1945: Prompt and Utter Destruction

At the Potsdam Conference on July 26, 1945, the governments of the United States, Great Britain and China announced their terms of surrender for Japan.  The key points of the Declaration: 1.  Any occupation of Japan would be temporary until

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PopeWatch: Comment

  From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:   Days after a sting operation caught on video showed a top Planned Parenthood official casually discussing the shipment of aborted fetus body parts to research

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American Patrol

  Something for the weekend:  American Patrol.  Written in 1885 by F.W. Meacham, the song achieved its greatest fame in 1942 when Glen Miller recorded a swing version:

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Limbaugh on Planned Parenthood

          Rush Limbaugh tends to take a lot of grief from Catholic commenters.  Some of it is deserved, but much of it is not.  When it comes to abortion, he has been one of the major

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PopeWatch: Bear Growls: Helping the Poor

Our Bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear notes a troubling trend for the Church in this pontificate; The Poor and the Costly Oil   Now when Jesus was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came

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PopeWatch: Falling Favorability

  The favorability rating of Pope Francis has declined in the latest Gallup poll from 76% in early 2014 to 59% today. The drop in the pope’s favorable rating is driven by a decline among Catholics and political conservatives, two groups

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Top Movie Battle Speeches

An interesting list hampered by a narrator who obviously had no depth of knowledge of the films.  (The 54th “Army” instead of the 54th Massachusetts.)   Here are some other picks:    

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Veil of Lies

  My favorite liberal, Kirsten Powers, has a first rate column on the Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder, Inc. videos:   Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards apologized last week for the uncompassionate tone her senior director of medical research, Deborah Nucatola, used

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PopeWatch: Confusion Reigns

  Phil Lawler at Catholic Culture puts his finger upon one of the more significant features of this Papacy: Don’t let the understated headline fool you. There’s dynamite in this CWN headline story. It’s not big news that the director

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With Horror and Regret

“Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell, Politics and the English Language (1946)       Whatever comes of the revelations about Planned

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Hitler Wants His Royalties

  A second video is out by those redoubtable video warriors at The Center for Medical Progress showing a Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder, Inc. ghoul demonstrating yet again that you can put a price on human life and human body parts.

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Absolutely Infuriating

    After a third of the century in the law mines few things get me angry.  It is a survival mechanism of course.  With what I routinely deal with, if I allowed myself to become angry, I would be

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PopeWatch: Francis Fatigue II

  Last week PopeWatch noted that our Bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear was weary of the Pope.  Go here to read about it.  Fatigue with the Pope is apparently a spreading reaction at this point in the current pontificate:

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Vatican Priorities

  The Vatican has begun its two day mayor conference, where leftist mayors around the world have been invited to attend a stacked conference at the Vatican:   Dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world are meeting at

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Captain of the Gate

  Our homeschool readers might like to consider having their kids memorize this poem by Thomas Babington Macaulay.  Much that is great in Western Civilization, or was great in Western Civilization when the poem was being routinely taught to school kids, is contained in it:

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Men as Meat

Julius:  The new made Adam!  And this is how you see man?  Noble, beautiful, unafraid? Michelangelo:  How else should I see him? Julius:  As he is! Corrupt and evil! His hands dripping with blood, destined for damnation! Your painting is

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PopeWatch: Mystery

  One of the deeper mysteries currently in the Church is why the Pope Emeritus resigned.  Ostensibly for health reasons, more than two years later he is still with us, quite healthy for a man of 87.  If the resignation

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