Here’s a jocular head exercise for the readership.
Today I saw a video (sent by an old staffer of the COL Forum) about drone warfare.
It’s terrifying. Watch this, please, and try not to freak out about the potential misuse of this tech.
Okay… are you scared yet? It is like something that the Avengers will have to stop.
The audience was applauding.
Shifting gears, over at New Liturgical Movement – whiplash? – David Clayton also has a piece about drone warfare. HERE
This time, it is about sacred music and the power of a single note sung continuously alongside the melody, much as you hear in Byzantine chant and some medieval music. He talks about acoustics. Many modern churches – designed to look more like municipal airports than sacred temples of God – have dreadful acoustics. What kind of music can help them out. He also nimbly goes off into architecture (i.e., harmonious proportion). He includes some embedded videos of the sort of music he is talking about. His a good examples. Here is one of my one.
You can feel your head about to explode after a bit, and not in a bad way.
So… drone warfare, ladies and gentlemen.
On an entirely different level, I note that the German bishops conference this year made a lot of money. From Handelsblatt:
Germany’s Catholic Church counts its many financial blessings
Controversial church taxes brought in a record €6 billion last year, a Handelsblatt investigation has uncovered. Transparency is still as interpretational as scripture in Germany’s 27 Catholic dioceses.
That’s a head exploding amount of money. Not bad for a year. Of course, they Germans also caved in on Amoris laetitia. They found emanations of penumbras which allowed them to admit those who are divorced and remarried to Holy Communion.
Shifting gears, who else made more money this year?
Lifesite reports that big-business abortion – Planned Parenthood – beloved and defended by the DNC,…
New Report: Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Makes More Money Than Ever Before
The Planned Parenthood abortion business released its newest annual report over the New Year’s weekend. The report indicates the abortion company made more money than ever before.
Although Planned Parenthood bills itself has a woman’s health organization, in reality it is little more than an abortion business. Multiple exposes indicate that it does not provide adoption referrals or prenatal health care for women, but it does more abortions than any other company in the United States.
The report shows that the abortion organization had a record income of $1.46 billion and the fifth highest annual profit—$98.5 million—in its history.
In fact the newest annual report indicates that Planned Parenthood killed over 320,000 unborn children and abortions. That is well over one-third of all the abortions that take place on an annual basis in the United States.
Talk about head exploding….
Not as much as the head-swelled German bishops, however.