Francis set off a firestorm today by accusing some Christians of being "triumphalist". As in the previous situation, where he accused some of Pelagianism, his remarks make no sense, and everyone is scrambling to understand who and what he is talking about. It's an extremely sad situation when the faithful must resort to online forums to try and figure out a message from the one who is supposed to be the chief teacher of the entire Church. Rorate Caeli has the story, but it's the comments that really tell the tale.
In TIA's "Regionalism, Tradition, & Good Taste," Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira compares cosmopolitanism and Jacobinism in architecture and explains how the European tradition trumps them both. It's all part of educating yourself for the Restoration.
We cannot expect a crop of American saints to be raised up anytime soon. At least that is the conclusion we drew from reading Mark T. Mitchell's quotes from the "venerable news source" known as The Onion. And so we leave you on The Porch with a piece that is funny because it's true, which is sad.