Sunday, July 15, 2007

Women are in charge in most marriages now, according to a new study
I understand it’s not true that women talk more

More culturally conservative friend Jeff Culbreath notes:
I find this even more intriguing in light of the fact that women initiate 70% of all divorces. Apparently modern women really aren’t too happy with this newfound marital power.
As C.S. Lewis said.


What France and California have in common besides winemaking
Both are formerly Catholic countries with reminders of the church and faith strewn through the culture (in place names for example), very anti-Catholic today but with burgeoning restorations among the faithful

(In France most practising Catholics, a microscopic number, go to the SSPX whose founder of course was French and as Fr Anthony Chadwick can tell you is not without its problems, anti-Semitism, fascism and Jansenism among them. I wonder if much of the Californian version is part of the neoconnerie, being played on abortion and thinking Mr Bush is doing the Lord’s work by killing Iraqis. I’m not accusing Jeff of either set of errors.)

Reminds me of old friend Mark Bonocore’s observation that in Catholic societies you find extreme holiness and extreme evil living side by side whilst in Protestant ones there isn’t this spiritual combat so instead you’ve got a lukewarmness, mediocrity. (As you can see in the linked article I agree with, Joe Sobran is kinder to Protestant cultures, grateful for English traditions like rule of law, individual rights and tolerant conservatism. Lefebvrists aren’t big fans of the last two.)

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