Monthly Archives: April 2020


This is a comment I made yesterday in a private Facebook group: “On an unrelated note, I also see a faux but convenient ‘religion versus science’ narrative developing, with the highly ‘reasonable’ (junk) science ‘experts’ on t.v. being pitted against the red state religious ‘rubes’ clamoring for their magic shows and spiritual ‘opiate.’ I mean from the beginning I thought the media’s strange obsession with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ in Catholic Churches was a big ol’red flag.”

This article over at LRC today does a nice job of explaining the problematic “science” that surrounds the coronavirus hype:

Science and Coronavirus Confirmations

One of the primary characteristics of the modern age is the ingredient of “science,” its methodologies, and its rhetoric, within the general disposition of society. We use words and phrases like evidence-based, objective facts, and data-driven as a means of authority in making our claims. In this way, the rhetoric of science has entered the spirit (or the mind—Geist, as in Zeitgeist) of the age in a way that is unique in world history. We have emphasized the primacy of scientific analysis, or rather, the conclusions of the scientific community, over and above lines of a priori thinking. That is, it is a distinctive feature of our epoch that things like religion and philosophy are either less important or not important at all, but regardless are relegated to their appropriate spheres.

Keep the Lockdown

What a shocker. Suddenly there are “news” stories populating my Facebook feed telling me about all of the benefits from shutting down the world:

Sea turtles can now lay their eggs on the empty beaches!

Himalayans can now be seen for the first time in decades!

Don’t you see? Humans are such filthy, ruinous creatures. This lockdown is good and should be made permanent.

Keep the humans locked up inside, away from their cars, working online, glued to Netflix, and if you have to make pornography free to mollify them, go ahead. Keep them filtering through those abortion mills, too, so the sea turtles can once again be fruitful and multiply. It’s a better world since the world was shut down, don’t you see?

A new “New Pearl Harbor”

On March 25, I published Part I of an interview with Fr. McCarthy about the coronavirus. He said (at the 11:20 minute mark):

“When 9-1-1 occurred…their notion was, and this is their words, that none of these things could take place that would make for the United States having full spectrum dominance of the world without ‘a new Pearl Harbor.'”

His point was that this whole COVID-19 “thing” is being used for the purposes of social and economic engineering, in the same way that the events of September 11th were used, in the same way that the original “Pearl Harbor” was used.

Before our interview about the “The Nonviolent Eucharist” the other day, he pointed out that The Boston Globe had run an article called: “Surgeon General says coming week will “be our Pearl Harbor moment.

Here we go again! Fr. McCarthy called it. We know what the last “new Pearl Harbor” led to: a twenty year war that has yet to end, Department of Homeland Security, TSA, The Patriot Act, militarization of local police forces, etc. etc.

For more information about the original Pearl Harbor, which galvanized the country to go to war, although the country did not want to go to war, see:

Pearl Harbor Unmasked

Pearl Harbor Facts and Truth

Pearl Harbor: Hawaii was Surprised; FDR was not

There are many more articles available about the dirty truth of “Pearl Harbor” at

The Nonviolent Eucharist

Here are some supplemental materials that go with the podcast, Episode 38: The Nonviolent Eucharist with Fr. McCarthy. Please share with your priest or bishop.

************************************************************************READ FIRST: The Nonviolent Eucharist: A Pastoral Approach, by Rev. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy

What would Christianity or the Church mean for the Christian if Jesus’ Way or teachings were made subject to, or were measured for correctness by whether Plato, Hugh Hefner, or the local emperor happen to agree with them? Since for the Christian Jesus is the Word of God, the Son of God, the Son of Man, the Self-revelation of God: “The one who sees me sees the Father” (JN 14:9), since for the Christian He is “the Way and the Truth and the Life” (JN 14:6), it is senseless to maintain that the Christian life can ultimately be modeled on anyone or anything except Jesus. Even the saints must be measured against Jesus and His teachings to determine what in their lives is worthy of Christian honor and what is not.


READ SECOND: The Nonviolent Eucharist: A Scholarly Approach

The Nonviolent Love of Jesus for both friends and enemies is historically at the heart of His passion and death. It must therefore be communicated as being ineradicably at the heart of the Eucharist…The passion narrative is about the Lamb of God, who goes to His death rejecting violence, loving enemies, returning good for evil, praying for His persecutors-yet conquers and reigns eternal…The sacrifice of Christ is not about salvation through mere physiological pain. It is about salvation through the Nonviolent Suffering Love of Jesus toward all and for all, even lethal enemies. It is about revealing the true nature of Divine love, the true and authentic Face of God. As the United States Catholic Bishops teach in their Pastoral, The Challenge of Peace (1983):

In all of his suffering, as in all of his life and ministry, Jesus refused to defend himself with force or with violence. He endured violence and cruelty so that Gods love might be fully manifest and the world might be reconciled to the One from whom it had become estranged.


These resources can also be found at the following websites:


For all the fathers

So, great news. It looks like we’re getting very close to requiring young women to register for the draft. Ah, the apex of feminism! Finally, we’ll have real equality: Men and women will both have an equal opportunity to become slaves, forced to go kill and die for the state.

I’ve been feeling inspired by David Martin (co-author of The Martyrdom of Thomas Merton — see episode 31 of the podcast), who writes excellent parodies. I think there is a parody that could be written about this: It would be called: “Daddy’s, Don’t Let Your Daughters Grow Up to Be Draftees” to the tune of the ol’ Waylon Jennings song, of course. But the problem is, I have limited creative juices right now, what with my 9-to-5 and the podcast. David says he does too.

Maybe we can collaborate, all of us.

Here’s a couple of lines I came up with…

Draftees are easy to love but they’re harder to hold
They’d rather live their own life than do what they’re told…

And another…

Daddy’s’ don’t let your daughters grow up to be draftees
Don’t let ’em pick up guns and drive Army trucks
Let ’em be healers and mothers and such…

Here’s all the lyrics. Comment if you come up with something!

Cowboys ain’t easy to love and they’re harder to hold
They’d rather give you a song then diamonds or gold
Lonestar belt buckles and old faded Levi’s and each night begins a new day
If you don’t understand him and he don’t die young
He’ll probably just ride away

Mamas’ don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don’t let ’em pick guitars or drive them old trucks
Let ’em be doctors and lawyers and such
Mamas’ don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys
‘Cause they’ll never stay home and they’re always alone
Even with someone they loveCowboys like smokey old pool rooms and clear mountain mornin’s
Little warm puppies and children and girls of the night
Them that don’t know him won’t like him
And them that do sometimes won’t know how to take him
He ain’t wrong he’s just different
But his pride won’t let him do things to make you think he’s rightMama don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don’t let ’em pick guitars and drive them old trucks
Let ’em be doctors and lawyers and such
Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys
‘Cause they’ll never stay home and they’re always alone
Even with someone they loveMamas’ don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don’t let ’em pick guitars and drive them old trucks
Let ’em be doctors and lawyers and such