Here’s something I’m excited about. Orthosphere-contributor “Proph” has decided to return to the public a bunch of old posts from his excellent prior blog, Collapse: The Blog. Collapse was my favorite blog for a while, and as Proph re-releases more posts, you’ll be able to see why.
“Conservatives are stupid and crazy, say totally unbiased social scientists”. How many times have you seen a headline like that? Now Radish has gathered up all these reports and subjected them to the debunking they deserve. As a side-effect, any residual respect for the social science you have might not survive reading that link.
The Vatican II that might have been. (Hat tip to Phillip Blosser.) Five of the original schemas drawn up by the preparatory commission (headed by Cardinal Ottaviani) for the second Vatican council have been translated into English. Compared to the council’s final documents, they are admirably clear and unambiguous. I note that there was a whole schema on marriage and chastity, and it has a chapter on male headship.
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has issued a report on the Holy See demanding that the Catholic Church embrace abortion, sodomy, and contraception. When will the Church accept that the United Nations is irredeemably evil?
My series on Catholicism continues with a post on faith and the sacraments.
Last link on Catholicism–I promise! Patrick Deneen on the more interesting intra-Catholic battle, the one waged between what he calls too different wings of conservative Catholicism, but that I would call real conservative Catholics vs. Americanist heretics.
For the Olympics, here’s Pat Buchanan asking “Is Vladimir Putin a paleoconservative?” He’s certainly a paragon of sanity compared to any ruler in the West.