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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Beer = Health and Happiness


Researchers have verified what we Catholics have known all along. (Yes, this is a slap to you sissy so-called Catholics who do not drink "to the point of hilarity." Besides, the health benefits to Mom and Baby are wonderful!)

UPDATE: Charles A. Coulombe--NOR contributor-- has penned a piece in defense of "Rum, Romanism and Rebellion." Something quite appropriate for my colleagues here (and quite infuriating to our critics). Here is a snippet:

What is the Catholic view on these matters? Well, the love of such as Chesterton and Belloc of both smoking and drinking are very well known; it was even said by their contemporaries that the Chesterbelloc had misheard the Creed, and thought it demanded belief in "One, Holy, Catholic, and Alcoholic Church." But in reality, the views of the Church go back to the Book of Proverbs' injunction to give strong drink to the poor and suffering, and St. Thomas Aquinas' dictum that one could drink ad usque hilaritatem--"to the point of hilarity." St. Benedict in his rule ordered that each monk be given a measure of wine a day; in Medieval England, that measure was considered to be a gallon, so English monks must have been quite merry, indeed. It is no wonder that the Benedictine Dom Perignon invented champagne. [emphasis mine]




Causa finita est.

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