MY GUEST POST: Discerning icons – Good and bad

In response to my post Icons as Resistance, one of the readers in these Woodlands asked for some guidance as to how - or rather, from where - one can find icons to acquire if one wishes to get a few for the home. In other words, which are good icons to get? And from which should one stay miles away?

Fourth chapter – Who Are You? What is Your Faith?

Here is the fourth chapter from the book Who Are You? What is Your Faith? America's 21st Century Alt-Right and Catholic Social Doctrine. Chapter 4: State of the Nation in 2008 / Aftermath of 9/11 / Hate crimes and racial ridicule

Third chapter (2) – Who Are You? What is Your Faith?

Here is the section on covert racism from Chapter 3 of the book Who Are You? What is Your Faith? America's 21st Century Alt-Right and Catholic Social Doctrine. Chapter 3: Covert Racism

The people have abandoned God

Short poetic documentary about the state of Eucharistic Adoration in the Catholic Church.

MY GUEST POST: Icons as Resistance

In times past, but not remote, icons were a strong part of the resistance in the Church against the iconoclasm and oppression du jour. They can still be used very effectively in this way. The people would buy an icon (or more) from a master-iconographer or the advanced students in the master's workshop, have it blessed …

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Third chapter (1) – Who Are You? What is Your Faith?

Here are four parts of the third chapter of Who Are You? What is Your Faith? America's 21st Century Alt-Right and Catholic Social Doctrine: Racism in the United States / The American Dilemma Building the New Empire Reactions to Overt Racism Outlawing Overt Racism    

The 21st century church

https://youtu.be/r6f3ZXi75jM

MY GUEST POST: What is Truth? Icons Revealed

There exists the icon of the Holy Trinity by Saint Andrei Rublev; therefore, God exists (Saint Pavel Florenski). In our 21st century Western world, base and over-saturated with materiality and sensuality - a growing wasteland that, for the most part, neither knows God, nor does it want to know God - icons are silent, but active, witnesses …

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Second chapter – Who Are You? What is Your Faith?

Here below is the second chapter from the book Who Are You? What is Your Faith? America's 21st Century Alt-Right and Catholic Social Doctrine. The third chapter will be posted in multiple parts as it is long. Enjoy! Chapter 2: Korematsu Revisited

MY GUEST POST: Icons, the Church and the People of God

A thick piece of wood. Clay. Chalk, linen and the skin of rabbits. Colored dirt from various regions of the earth. Duck eggs, vinegar and water. Gold or silver. The very breath of the human person and an agate stone. Fur from the tail of martens or squirrels. Oil of the flax plant. That, ladies …

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Happy Easter to all my readers