Fact and rumour from Fort Worth
- Fact: a rector’s heartfelt apologia to his parish as he goes to Rome.
- Rumour: a meeting with Metropolitan Jonah and what it means.
...died just before midnight, surrounded by his wife and family, fortified by the rites... Cuius animæ propitietur Deus.More here and here.
Historically women were attracted to strapping, virile men who would pass on their bulging, hairy-chested, muscular genes to their children. Obviously the point was to ensure that the resulting offspring would be strong enough to survive all the horrifying claptrap that goes on in the forest at night.Boomers and SWPLs say they love nature, yet...
Thanks to some hormone magic, this tends to change after the woman is pregnant.
But when on the pill, a woman’s body thinks she is pregnant all the time.
Feudalism doesn’t work particularly well, but, for minimal security needs, it does work.From Steve Sailer.
Cum iter ad mare cepísset, * pópulus voce magna clamábat : Dómine Jesu Christe, salva illum ; et Clemens cum lácrimis dicébat : Súscipe, Pater, spíritum meum.The feast of title of this place as well as this one.
The [US 1979] BCP and ESPN both turned 30 this year. And yet, why is it that ESPN is no longer “that new sports network,” while some people continue to insist on referring to the BCP as “that new prayer book”?If you like me were formed by, among other things, eastward-facing Communion and Cranmer’s sonorous prose (but not necessarily, one hopes, his Protestant theology) it’s a ‘new book’. US 1928’s far from adequate for Catholics (the theoretical ‘floor’ of my churchmanship using the high-low scale is the American Missal, jumped-up US 1928, the mode of the former biretta belt and now Antiochian WRO) but as Chesterton wrote, the beauty of the old Prayer Book is not the extent that it was the English Church’s first Protestant book but its last Catholic one. Cranmer went into schism and heresy but retained the 16th-century Godward worldview of our holy mother the church.
... ignorantly believing the nonsense so many millions of American kids were taught at schools about how George III was like Hitler, only even worse?Or the Queen and Prince Charles (almost met him once; if only he’d turned to his left not to his right) most likely don’t want to run your life; they only wish everybody would remain calm and do their duty. The kind of Canadian who wants a republic probably does want to.
Joseph Sobran, as you probably know, once wrote: “King George didn’t care a hoot whether you smoked or how much water your toilet tank held.”
Scholastic Aptitude Test scores peaked around 1964. Ever since, the national average has been in an almost unbroken descent.