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April, 2022

  • 4 April

    Earth of Heaven or Earth of Hell: Four Acts of Reparation for the Four Last Things

    Christ in Limbo by Fra Angelico (1441-42) The Pope’s recent consecration of Russia has, unsurprisingly, provoked controversy due to the use of a term often associated with a pagan goddess. But what if God allowed the ambiguity so as to focus our attention on the first Holy Saturday when he descended into hell? ‘Blessed earth, blessed Bride of God, earth untilled and saving the world.’Cannon for Holy Communion, Ode one, Theotokos There has been controversy concerning the wording of the recent ‘consecration’ of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s basilica in Rome on …

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March, 2022

  • 24 March

    The Foot that Crushes the Serpent’s Head: Ukraine, the Third Rome and the Resurrection of Christendom

    Source The Lord said to my Lord:    “Sit at my right handuntil I put your enemies    under your feet. Matthew 22:44 Why is Russia the Third Rome? What are the errors of Russia? Will Pope Francis consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary? What is the hidden message in the Ukrainian flag? In 1198, as the Mongols began to invade the territory of the Kievan Rus, a bright yellow flame appeared in the blue sky over Pochaev Hill in Ukraine. Monks in Pochaev were fleeing the Tatar invasion. Kneeling before the flame, the monks discerned the image of the Blessed Mother. …

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January, 2022

  • 11 January

    People Who Make Our Lives ‘Merde’

    Source The recent threats from the French president to ‘shit all over’ the lives of those who refuse untested vaccines, is a declaration of war against a section of the French population that is likely to lead to atrocities. But national leaders are puppets of faceless financial decision-makers. Who can doubt that now? It will surely go down in history as the moment Western democracies had officially become totalitarian dictatorships, led by criminals. French President Emmanuel Macron’s grotesque statement on 4 January to Le Parisien newspaper that he wanted to enrage and immiserate (emmerder in French means ‘make shit’) those who refuse …

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December, 2021

  • 24 December

    The Offense of the Crib

    Nativity by Carravaggio. In the West, secularism has failed. As far-right politicians hostile to Islam emerge throughout Europe, I argue that Christmas presents a unique opportunity to promote understanding between Islam and Christianity. Almost every year in France there is controversy concerning the erection of Christmas cribs in public spaces. The doctrine of the secular republic is clear: the state should remain resolutely neutral concerning religion, which is a private affair. Therefore, all public displays of religion should be discouraged. Throughout the years, numerous mayors in French cities have stoked controversy by erecting Christmas cribs in town halls. The most …

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