We return again to the work of Father Lasance, continuing our romp through the material of his available in English print. You can find here linked my reviews for Fr. Lasance’s missal and his longer Blessed Sacrament Prayer Book, both of which I highly recommend. My Prayer Book, assembled by Fr Lasance more than a century ago, differs from the larger and more broadly-scoped Blessed Sacrament volume in a number of ways, which we’ll get into below. All in all, however, I do recommend My Prayer Book, though with caveats. Continue reading “REVIEW: My Prayer Book – Rev. Father F. X. Lasance (1908)”
Last year, I reviewed the Blessed Sacrament Prayer Book of Father Lasance, an exhaustive collection of prayers, meditations, and ejaculations compiled by the scholarly priest during his relatively brief time on Earth. I had only just purchased the book at the time and had yet to familiarize myself with its contents, so the review was brief and limited to immediate concerns like readability, size, and general points of note. But a year has passed, and the familiarity I lacked has manifested over a near-daily use of the volume. So here’s the short version of the review:
It’s a funny thing to review a missal. You can’t review most of the content in it, since it’s not really reviewable content, so all you’re left with is a) its aesthetics, b) its utility, and c) its supplementary material. If your volume can beat out the competition on even just two out of three counts, well hey, two out of three ain’t bad. Continue reading “REVIEW: Father Lasance Missal”
I’ve written a bit about modernity over the past couple of years, and in fact, I think the entire QNUW project at this point could be defined as a reaction against it. But the concept is a tricky one, because it’s a term for the very air we breathe in contemporary society. And it’s not something as simplistically defined as “the present day” or even “the present operation of things,” since those would imply that modernity is a definition related to a period of time rather than a term that applies to specific systems of ideologies. Continue reading “What is Modernity?”
Now I’m going to talk about a video game.
I just completed a run-through of some the old Assassin’ Creed 2 and AC: Brotherhood games that first came out back in 2009. It’s hard to believe that was nearly a decade ago, considering how the gameplay itself seems only to have aged a few years. Granted, I played the remastered collection that was released in 2012, so maybe that has something to do with it.
I’m behind the times. Sue me. Continue reading “Assassin’s Creed and the Liberal Narrative”
Atheism, while not necessarily a purely modern phenomenon, remains a staple of the Modern aesthetic. All forms of religious belief are more or less treated with equal amounts of disdain under the neoliberal regime, though the exoticism of alien customs and rites tends to attract a fair share of delusional new-agers and members of the elite who are simply too intelligent to believe in anything. Religious worship native to the historical roots of the West, particularly Catholicism, draws particular ire from the atheist crowd, though any form of Christianity is fair game for ridicule. Continue reading “Godless Traditionalism is a Non-Starter”
It’s no secret that Silicon Valley is, more or less, left-wing. Every tech giant still around, shaped the internet into what it is today, albeit largely unwillingly. It’s only been in the last four years or so that their agenda became clear to the less-astute: absolute control. Continue reading “The Internet Itself Might Be the Problem”
Free speech is back on the menu, apparently, this time with our favorite Texan, Alex Jones, thrust into the role of protagonist. Again.
This time it was YouTube, Apple, and Spotify, at first. Twitter’s founder came under attack by lefties because he hadn’t banned Jones yet, and he even had to issue short statement on his platform defending his decision to keep someone who had not violated the Code of Conduct from being ousted. Until he gave Jones the boot, too. And then InfoWars went down for a day or so. Continue reading “Censorship, Freedom, and Liberal Retardation”