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I am a retired Roman Catholic Bishop, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Texas

The fight-or-flight response is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event. The Bergolian revolution is a harmful event. What is your response?

Rod Dreher How Christianity Can Ride The Tiger By ROD DREHER • August 10, 2017, 3:54 PM Patthana Nirangkul/Shutterstock Here’s an interesting, if somewhat wrong, take on my book The Benedict Optionand Archbishop Charles Chaput’s book Strangers In A Strange … Continue reading

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WHEN HUSBAND AND WIFE FIGHT DIVORCE IS OFTEN INEVITABLE; WHEN THE VATICAN AND MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH FIGHT AROUND THE WORLD IS SCHISM INEVITABLE ???

  Pope Francis meets with Fr. Antonio Spadaro, SJ. Rick Fitzgibbons, MD Thu Aug 10, 2017 – 11:35 am EST Vatican hostility against faithful Catholics deepens our internal schism Antonio Spadaro , Catholic , Marcelo Figueroa , Pope Francis , … Continue reading

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AT LAST, WE HAVE SOMETHING WE CAN CELEBRATE ABOUT THE HESBURGH NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

Is there a single soul who is not surprised at what a Notre Dame engineer came up with this. He analyzed 10,535 pages of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and was able to reduce it to just four  sentences.  Four … Continue reading

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The Bergolian Revolution truly looses all credibility when it demeans and holds up to ridicule the faith of converts to the faith.

  What if We Were All Cradle Catholics, Mr. Ivereigh? Maike Hickson August 10, 2017 OnrPeterFive [Emphasis and {Commentary} in red type by Alyssum] For some time now, the comment has been coming from the direction of Pope Francis’s supporters and … Continue reading

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DIVERSITY IS NEITHER GOOD NOR BAD, IT JUST IS. HOW ONE EXPLOITS IT OR IGNORES IT IS ANOTHER MATTER

Rod Dreher Damore’s Diversity Suggestion List By ROD DREHER • August 8, 2017, 4:07 PM THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE From James Damore’s notorious Google diversity memo: Suggestions I hope it’s clear that I’m not saying that diversity is bad, that Google … Continue reading

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BECAUSE FIRMS LIKE GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK EMPLOY THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE THEY ARE BOUND TO HAVE MORE THAN JUST A FEW SNOWFLAKES WORKING FOR THEM

Rod Dreher Google: A Hostile Workplace For Non-Neurotypicals? By ROD DREHER • August 8, 2017, 9:29 PM THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE A thought: I wonder if fired Google programmer James Damore is on the autism spectrum. It has long been known … Continue reading

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BE SURE TO HAVE SCIENCE ON YOUR SIDE WHEN YOU CRITICIZE IDENTITY POLITICS IN OUR LIBERAL SOCIETY

Valery Sidelnykov/Shutterstock Rod Dreher Damore Has Science On His Side By ROD DREHER • August 9, 2017, 7:41 AM THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE Says Debra Soh, a scientist who specializes in sexual neuroscience. Excerpts: Despite how it’s been portrayed, the memo … Continue reading

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THE PRACTICE OF RITUAL DEFAMATION IS NOW ENDEMIC IN OUR LIBERAL DOMINATED SOCIETY

blocberry/Shutterstock Rod Dreher James Damore & ‘Ritual Defamation’ By ROD DREHER • August 9, 2017, 9:50 AM THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE A reader e-mails this short piece titled “The Practice Of Ritual Defamation”, by Laird Wilcox. It was written in 1990, … Continue reading

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ANOTHER SYMPTOM OF OUR SOCIETY’S CREEPING INSANITY: IDENTITY POLITICS

Minerva Studios/Shutterstock Rod Dreher Why Identity Liberals Can’t Fish By ROD DREHER • August 9, 2017, 11:34 AM THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE {Rod Dreher is on a roll on the subject of Identity Politics.  Read this post and the next few posts … Continue reading

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“HE WHO TRAVELS IN THE BARQUE OF PETER HAD BETTER NOT LOOK TOO CLOSELY INTO THE ENGINE ROOM”

AUGUST 7, 2017 Advice to a Young Priest FR. GEORGE W. RUTLER Crisis Magazine [ Emphasis and {Commentary} in red type by Abyssum ] The illusion of one being perpetually young was shattered in my case recently when a publishing firm … Continue reading

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