The Mbaise are among the most Catholic of Nigerian peoples – 77 percent of the diocese’s population of 670,000 are Catholic. Nearby dioceses range between 19 and 70 percent Catholic. Families in the rural diocese foster priestly and religious vocations, with at least 167 priestly ordinations for the diocese since its establishment in 1987. With such a wealth of priests, the Ahiara diocese sends many as missionaries to Western countries, and many Mbaise hoped that one of its own would become their bishop.Not just firmly Christian; powerful enough to evangelize the Northern heathen. An actual Pope of the actual Catholic Church would be MORE THAN HAPPY to oblige the wishes of the BEST AND HIGHEST QUALITY BELIEVERS within the church. Not Antichrist. He appointed an outsider to serve as spy and mole. The Mbaise rejected the outside saboteur, and now Antichrist is giving the CHRISTIANS an ultimatum. If you don't accept the saboteur, you are in mortal sin. Next move is up to the Christians. Do they recognize the devil and reject his orders? I'm praying for them.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.