Thursday, April 27, 2017

Requiescat in pace, John Meehan

From the  Northeast Catholic College website:

Today, Northeast Catholic College mourns the death of one of its founders, John D. Meehan.

Speaking of Meehan’s legacy, college president Dr. George Harne observed: “....Fundamentally Augustinian in his spiritual orientation, love motivated him in all his works for the Church, a Church to which he was unabashedly devoted.”

I only met him as a youth when my sisters attended the (then) Magdalen College. But he is a man hard to forget. In more recent years I spoke with him in conjunction with publishing his book "Two Towers" by Requiem Press. He always inspired and impressed me in speaking with him and reading his thoughts.
Dr. Harne's words are true.

May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace.

Oremus pro invicem!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Polly has 12

We woke up this morning to a new litter.

Sam is due any day now also.

Game hen hatched out a clutch of 12 a couple days ago. I guess a dozen is the number.

Oremus pro invicem!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Trade

Take a 14 year-year old Jersey milk cow which is dry and un-bred. Trade her for a 6 year-old Jersey milk cow in milk (3 months since freshened) and probably bred. Even up!
Sure there were circumstances (a low bag hard to both hand milk and for calves to suckle), but nothing else.
And after milking her for a couple weeks, that bag isn't so saggy.

He is Risen! Alleluia!
Oremus pro invicem!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

He is Risen!

Oremus pro invicem!

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

I just returned from a weekend in Florida for the funeral of my wife's Grandmother. May Mary Tess Hoyt and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace!

Read this at The Imaginative Conservative on whether Capitalism is the enemy of the family. Here are some thoughts to contemplate (whether you are a Capitalist or otherwise) - quotes being from Dr. Allan Carlson's recent essay (link not provided):
“Simply put, capitalism—at the most basic level—has a vested interest in family weakness,” he (Carlson) argues. Traditionally, and well into America’s founding period, autonomous, self-sufficient families and communities were considered the ideal and necessary foundation for civilization: culturally, educationally and economically. This was indeed a view espoused notably by Thomas Jefferson. “Capitalism, however, grows as it takes over tasks and functions once performed by families or within closely knit communities, and reorganizes them on the industrial model.” Capitalism’s takeover begins with yarn, then clothing, food processing and transportation, and finally almost everything, supported in its efforts by the state, which takes over culture through mandatory schooling and child-welfare regulation.

In the end, the author believes Carlson's argument is not with all Capitalism:
All in all, Dr. Carlson’s case against capitalism is powerful. However, as his distinction between small companies and Wall Street illuminates, his argument is not against all capitalism but against what most people would call crony capitalism—i.e., large firms manipulating state regulatory power to gain more than what a free market would give them.  Indeed, crony capitalism should be the proper target of Dr. Carlson’s entire critique.

Oremus pro invicem!