"Omnis enim res quæ dando non deficit, dum habetur et non datur, nondum habetur quomodo habenda est." ("For a possession which is not diminished by being shared with others, if it is possessed and not shared, is not yet possessed as it ought to be possessed.") —St. Augustine, De doctrina Christiana lib. 1 cap. 1

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Forum-Related / Re: Mirror the ebook library.
Last post by Pali - July 08, 2023, 11:34:26 PM
Hi Geremia, I contacted the admin [on Twitter] of Anna's Archive (, a repository/aggregator that backs up book collections to preserve knowledge, and I recommended that she also support your excellent Isidore Calibre collection. She's willing!

She offers to set up an SFTP server for you to upload to.

I hope you find this a good opportunity. It looks to be a great aid in bringing these excellent Catholic resources to a wider audience (even bigger than LibGen, whom they also back up). And of course, thank you so much for your work, Geremia; readers here can't thank you enough 🙏
General Discussion / Re: OpenAI Whisper audio trans...
Last post by Geremia - June 28, 2023, 11:14:41 AM
Quote from: Strider3000 on June 28, 2023, 08:15:40 AMfaster-whisper project from GitHub with an RTX3060
I have a Quadro RTX 4000. I'll see if I can try faster-whisper in a Python virtual environment ("python3 -m venv") myself. Thanks.

Update: I've testing it out, and I'm impressed. I wrote a little script to STT all specified audio files in the cwd:

Code (Python) Select
import sys
if len(sys.argv) != 2:
    print("One arg required: regexp of filenames to glob, e.g., '*.m4a'")

from faster_whisper import WhisperModel
import glob, sys
from tqdm import tqdm
import pysubs2

model_size = "large-v2"

# Run on GPU with FP16
model = WhisperModel(model_size, device="cuda", compute_type="float16", download_root="/tmp")

# or run on GPU with INT8
# model = WhisperModel(model_size, device="cuda", compute_type="int8_float16")
# or run on CPU with INT8
# model = WhisperModel(model_size, device="cpu", compute_type="int8")

audio_files = glob.glob(regex)

for i in audio_files:
    base = '.'.join(i.split('.')[0:-1])
    segments, info = model.transcribe(i, beam_size=5)
    print("Detected language '%s' with probability %f" % (info.language, info.language_probability))
    txt_file = open(base+'.txt','w')
    results = []
    for s in tqdm(segments):
        toprint = "[%4.f → %4.f] %s" % (s.start, s.end, s.text)
        print(toprint, file=txt_file) # print to txt file
        segment_dict = {'start':s.start,'end':s.end,'text':s.text}
    subs = pysubs2.load_from_whisper(results)'.srt') # save subtitle file
This generates a plaintext file and an SRT subtitles file.
General Discussion / Re: OpenAI Whisper audio trans...
Last post by Strider3000 - June 28, 2023, 08:15:40 AM
Quote from: Geremia on April 30, 2023, 02:52:57 PMDid you do the transcription, or does SoundCloud do it?

I did the transcription. I'm using the faster-whisper project from GitHub with an RTX3060 - transcribed a couple thousand hours of YouTube and other content so far. Let me know if there is something you would like me to transcribe.
General Discussion / Re: Ernest Hello and Leon Bloy
Last post by Geremia - June 08, 2023, 12:59:00 PM
Quote from: ptlopes on June 07, 2023, 04:05:52 PMGarrigou-Lagrange converted after reading one of his books
The Sacred Monster of Thomism p. 9:
Quote from: Peddicord, O.P.the young Garrigou-Lagrange began studies at the University of Bordeaux in 1896. While at Bordeaux he experienced a profound religious awakening, occasioned, as it were, by his reading Ernest Hello's L'Homme: la vie — la science — l'art.

Quote from: ptlopes on June 07, 2023, 04:05:52 PMDoes anyone know if Ernest Hello was into luciferian ideas apparently as well as Bloy?
Catholic Encyclopedia "Ernest Hello":
Quote from: OttenHello rejected the method inaugurated by [Rosicrucian?] Descartes and generally adopted in the systems of that day, making use, instead, of the principles of theology and philosophy as found in Scripture.
It seems Hello was a practicing Catholic.
General Discussion / Ernest Hello and Leon Bloy
Last post by ptlopes - June 07, 2023, 04:05:52 PM
Hey everyone,

Leon Bloy was a French author, held in high esteem among many traditional Catholics, who espoused many strange ideas which some regard as luciferian.

Ernest Hello was another French author, who wrote about Philosophy and Theology. Garrigou-Lagrange converted after reading one of his books and St. John Mary Vianney once said that his genius came from God. Hello was a kind of master to Bloy. The two men gave credit to the alleged visions of Anne-Marie Boulé, an ex-prostitute, and apparently were into milenarian ideas.

Does anyone know if Ernest Hello was into luciferian ideas apparently as well as Bloy?

Philosophy / Re: Declaration of Independenc...
Last post by Geremia - May 10, 2023, 04:37:05 PM
Quote from: Kephapaulos on May 09, 2023, 10:08:22 PMThat is naturalism and barbarism.
I ❤️ Fr. Fahey's insistence that society originates from man's (social and rational) nature, not from an instinct (as in a "society" of bees or ants) nor from an artificial social construct.
Philosophy / Re: Declaration of Independenc...
Last post by Kephapaulos - May 09, 2023, 10:08:22 PM
That is naturalism and barbarism.
Philosophy / Re: Declaration of Independenc...
Last post by Geremia - May 07, 2023, 06:47:58 PM
Quote from: Geremia on October 17, 2016, 09:00:53 AMMadison et al. were clearly deists/materialists, influenced by Newton in their idea of "justice" as a "balancing of (vector) forces" between opposing "factions;" the more opposing "factions," the more balanced ("just") the country will be. They think citizens are like molecules in an ideal gas! Improving the system by statistical analysis, not the perfection of the citizens, is their solution.
Fr. Fahey treats this topic excellently in The Mystical Body of Christ and the Reorganization of Society, §"Economic laws become exclusively physical laws":
QuoteThis doctrine, according to which moral nature is reduced to physical nature and which holds that political and moral laws flaws in the first and second sense mentioned above) are merely laws of social physics (laws in the third sense) is termed mechanism or materialism. Politics in this system is merely the art of conforming the conduct of societies and the laws of states to the physical laws so discovered and formulated.
General Discussion / Re: OpenAI Whisper audio trans...
Last post by Geremia - April 30, 2023, 02:52:57 PM
Did you do the transcription, or does SoundCloud do it?
General Discussion / OpenAI Whisper audio transcrip...
Last post by Strider3000 - April 11, 2023, 12:26:12 PM insanely good:

He made arguments from Athanasius against Apollinarius.
He said, what God did not become, He did not save.
God became man and united Himself to humanity so that we might be united to God.
Therefore, if God really united Himself to a true humanity and became a human being,
then He truly assumed not only a body but also a soul and had a mind and a will.
And that became orthodoxy.
And those are readings in your units to read Gregory of Nazianzus' short letter
where he famously argues this against Apollinarius.
However, it is important because when we get to the next controversy in Nestorius,
which is the major Christological controversy in the ancient world,
Nestorius is in a way, he falls into error, but he is writing against Apollinarius.
He wants to safeguard the full reality of the humanity of Jesus.
Jesus is a fully human being, body and soul, having a mind and a will that are human.
Well, he also wants to safeguard against Arius that Jesus is truly God,
that the Son, the Logos, is truly God.
So, in a way, Nestorius is a good guy in his intentions, kind of.
But it is not enough to believe against Apollinarius that Jesus is truly human,
with a body and soul, and against Arius that Jesus is truly divine.
You also cannot get on the wrong side of the Mother of God.
And that is what Nestorius did. He got on the wrong side of the Mother of God.
They don't call her the Scepter of Orthodoxy for nothing.
Okay, well, anyway.
Anyway, so, the Nestorian controversy breaks out in 428.
So, we are like a hundred years later.
We have jumped a hundred years ahead.
And it breaks out because of the title that is being used by the people of God in the liturgy,
Theotokos, which I am sure you have heard.
Which means literally, She who bears God, or the Mother of God, the Bearer of God.
People of God are calling Mary the Theotokos, the Mother of God.
And Nestorius rejected. He was the Archbishop of Constantinople.
So, number two in the church, right? You've got Rome and you've got Constantinople.
And he is the Archbishop, the Patriarch.
And he rejects the use of this title in the liturgy, Mother of God.

From soundcloud at about minute 3:00.