A Quote on Reaction, From An Intelligent Outsider

 “But every legitimate scientist disagrees with this particular Reactionary belief!” should be said with the same intonation as “But every legitimate archbishop disagrees with this particular heresy.”

–Scott S Alexander, in Reactionary Philosophy In An Enormous, Planet-Sized Nutshell

EDIT:

It’s not quite worthy of a whole other post directly succeeding this one, but this quote from the same source is also worth sharing:

There’s a saying I’ve heard in a lot of groups, which is something along the lines of “diversity is what unites us”. This is nice and memorable, but there are other groups where unity is what unites them, and they seem to be more, well, united.

Give Us this Day our Supersubstantial Bread

There is only one thing like that: God. So, the supersubstantial bread we are asking God to provide us is the ambrosia the saints and angels eat in Heaven, the manna of the Eucharist: the body of God himself (you know, the stuff that they reserve in the tabernacle of the altar, the way the Israelites reserved a portion of the manna from the wilderness in the Ark of the Covenant, together with the Torah – the Word – and the flowering staff of Aaron – the vine, the Branch of the Tree of Life). In asking for our supersubstantial bread, we are asking God – for the umpteenth time – to make today the day of our Passover, our redemption from sin and death. The Lord’s Prayer is about the Mass.

via Give Us this Day our Supersubstantial Bread.

Shock! Horror! The Pope Is, Like Catholic, or Something, Y’know!

Over at the Orthosphere, Svein Sellanra delivers a ‘belated memo to journalists‘. He concludes with this gem:

By putting the new Pope’s orthodoxy out there as if it were news, you imply that these are “live issues” about which Catholics might legitimately disagree, that the Catholic Church would still be the Catholic Church if Nancy Pelosi were elected Pope at the next conclave. That’s another annoying habit you have, by the way: Denounce the Church if you must, but don’t denounce the Church and then try to micromanage its internal affairs.

I strongly encourage reading the whole thing.