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Monday, June 29, 2020
Woman to counter-protesters at the Defend Teddy Roosevelt Statue rally in NYC:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 28, 2020
“You’re a domestic terrorist group and we will see to it that you fall and you fall so hard, you won’t know what hit you.”
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Planned Parenthood Employees Admit Abortion Business is “Steeped in White Supremacy”
Sunday, June 07, 2020
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Monday, June 01, 2020
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Friday, May 22, 2020
Joe Biden says he's prepared to beat Joe Biden.— Rising serpent (@rising_serpent) May 22, 2020
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Saturday, April 25, 2020
New York refused to send nursing home’s COVID-19 patients to nearly empty USNS Comfort
Friday, April 24, 2020
A liberal friend of mine back east suggested I was "anti-science" because of my skepticism the drastic, economy-crushing shutdowns in the densely populated NYC metropolitan area, owing to the corona virus, were equally required in remote, thinly-settled areas like the one I live in now. Mind you, I hadn't claimed restrictions were unneeded, only that they might be open to question. No dice: even questioning them makes you anti-science (a charge that seems to be gaining as an alternative undefendable term of opprobrium to long-favored "racism," whose currency has been so watered down lately as to render its worth to that of the German papiermark of 1923).
Ah well, this is all to be expected from those whose primary news source is CNN, where not only is science settled, never to be questioned (which may have come as news to Albert Einstein regarding Newtonian physics), but also where anti-science knuckle-draggers are regularly exposed and attacked by their on-air talent. Over time one learns to shrug off such allegations and simply change the subject.
Just as my husband, Chris, began to finally kick this, I was stricken with the coronavirus. I spent a week in isolation battling COVID-19. Here’s what I learned—and what I did to push it out over the week.(WARNING: SCIENCE ALERT! DON YOUR LAB COAT!)
Stop that smirking. The science is settled!On Tuesday and Wednesday, when my sinus congestion was painful, I enlisted Dr. Roxanna Namavar from Pretty Healthy NYC, who also does vitamin drips at home in the Hamptons. She shows up in her full hazmat outfit and 3M mask. I got magnesium, NAC (a precursor to glutathione, said to be very helpful against COVID-19), vitamin C with lysine, proline, and B complex, folic acid, zinc, selenium, glutathione and caffeine (to combat the headache).Both days, I added ½ cup of Clorox to my bathwater to combat the radiation and metals in my system and oxygenate it.I used a “body charger,” which energy specialist Randy Oppitz suggested I borrow from a friend. It sent electrical frequencies through my body to oxygenate my blood and stimulate the healthy production of blood cells to fortify my immune system. It also rebalanced my energy, which was gravely off from the stress of caregiving, catching the virus, fearing my kids would get it, etc. The key to healing the human body is directly related to the body’s ability to allow energy to flow through it. “I discovered in my 40-year career as a personal energy specialist that every person I ever worked with has blocked energies. The Body Charger is a device that transfers energy, breaks up, and pulls out the low frequency while replacing with a higher rate,” Oppitz told me.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Left behind the door!
The following was tossed over the transom this morning and appears to be a communique issued by the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of New York to his charges.
FROM THE VICAR GENERAL: THE QUARANTINE CONTINUESPastors are reminded that it is not within their discretion to invite parishioners to join them for live-streamed prayers, processions, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament or Masses. Holding church services, inside or outside of buildings or in cars in the midst of the pandemic is irresponsible. Given Dr. Anthony Fauci’s sensible advice that physical distancing is the most important tool to stop the spread of the coronavirus, the limitations imposed upon us must be adhered to.It is a serious reality of life and death. We just can’t put our vulnerable parishioners or ourselves in danger. That’s why home and hospital visits present a problem. Health and safety come first. As such, only the resident clergy may be present for any live-streamed event. Deacons and lay ministers should shelter at home with their families like all of us must do.We are all trying to learn something through all this. Good religion goes best with common sense.
Oh, my, where to begin; there's so much to deplore here. Being the lazy sort, however, suffice it to say our ecclesial hierarchy have, at last, relegated the sacraments to "non-essential activities," sort of like pilates, yoga or CrossFit classes, but with far lesser consequences should you miss them. ("But do come to mass if it's convenient and you feel safe; don't forget the Cardinal's Appeal!")
Two of the most egregious lines should be singled out: "Health and safety first," and "Good religion goes best with common sense." Leaving aside their bromidic character, which is surely in keeping with the plodding diocese bureaucrat who wrote them, I'll refer the good general (as I'm a former Episcopalian I'm sure he'll appreciate the ecumenism to the multitude of Anglo-Catholic priests in 19th century England who gave up their lives administering last rites to dying cholera victims in the slums of Leeds and elsewhere. Their latitudinarian and low church betters stayed home of course, safe in their rectories and palaces. They surely would have approved the Vicar General's counsel and he in turn would have approved their good Catholic-like obedience.
Inigo Hicks and Augustine back east, both of whom have no idea I'm cribbing from them again.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
How do you report places that aren’t enforcing social distancing? It’s simple: just snap a photo and text it to 311-692. #AskMyMayor pic.twitter.com/WQdCcVf1Rl— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 18, 2020
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Not having much knowledge of the above-mentioned projects I cannot vouchsafe their efficacy but they appear to be worthy organizations (though I note the Sheen Center, which consists of "two state of the art theater spaces, four studios, and an art gallery" is located at 18 Bleecker Street in the heart of lower Manhattan, where his Eminence especially complains there are too many parishes. Maybe Catholics who don't go to mass down there will instead go to play and gallery openings at the Center). Still and all though, I wonder, rather than create a hit list of churches and schools to be liquidated, the cardinal might consider offering these expensive claims on the diocesan fisc that make him so unhappy to traditional religious orders (the only ones that seem to be enjoying solid growth these days), theirs for the taking if they'll only take them of his episcopal hands.
Here are two reasons the cardinal will not consider my excellent (if I say so myself) suggestion. One, he would be deprived the considerable funds obtained selling church properties and great fun showering new-found largess on pet "projects." Two, and much more unattractive I'm sure, the real possibility traditional religious taking over a dying church might do something way over the top like offer traditional liturgy (N.O. or even worse, T.L.M!), decent music and other such horrors that scare the bejesus out of the cardinal and with-it, up-to-date post-Conciliar fossils who run the archdiocese. "Sure," they'll say, "reactionaries (so what if they're young!) will flock to traditional Latin masses in Chinatown and the Lower East Side and church attendance will rise, but those people will go to mass anywhere, no matter how crappy it is; they seem to have the weird notion they have to. We don't have to do anything for them.
Now this is how to strengthen parish life.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The lack of a spirit of reverent adoration at so many liturgies, together with the countless ways we have abandoned our holy tradition, is the root cause of why Catholics believe so little nowadays, have so little reverence for the Eucharist, and dissent so blithely from Church teaching, especially in matters of morality. Indeed, what we have done to our Church in the past five decades deserves to be punished with loss of faith, desecration, scandal, and moral confusion. The Lord will not be mocked: those who repudiate His gifts will be repudiated, until and unless they repent.
A bishop might also be tempted to think: “Summorum Pontificum is a nice idea, in and of itself, and the enthusiasm among some young people for Latin, chant, and what have you is all fine and good, but we have to concentrate on the basics of faith and morals—we can’t waste precious time and energy promoting such exotic causes.” But this is exactly wrong. The liturgy is the tip of the spear. If you sharpen it, you succeed in your hunting. Once the right priorities are set in the sanctuary, the right priorities begin to be set elsewhere, too. First things first. The Church is mainly about the business of worshiping God and sanctifying souls, and this takes place above all in the sacred liturgy.(Thanks to Augustine)