1. Status update, and thank you for the kind inquiries again. First, as you have probably guessed, I am tired. Really, really tired. As civilization implodes and the objective reality of the situation becomes more and more undeniable, the hatred and isolation increases parabolically. It is a strange thing to see normalcy bias and effeminacy in their end stages. I reckon it just proves that all manifestations of denial of objective reality, including the “soft” and “passive” modes, all lead to the same point – a murderous contempt of those who refuse to capitulate to and enjoin the delusion. So, yeah. I am tired. And not in the “take a nap” sense.
In terms of the “new parking spot”, I think I am stable through the end of October, and issues and concerns that cropped up in May are now, as far as I can tell, lost in the bowels of the bureaucracy. Bloated bureaucracies do have the occasional temporary advantage of causing a beneficial stagnation as they sink beneath their own weight. But it is always temporary.
2. A quick, poignant point of linguistics that many of you may not have picked up on. In the first Planned Barrenhood video, the salad-noshing “doctor” continually refers to the babies’ heads as “calvarium”, the medical term for skull, specifically the braincase portion of the skull, or skullcap. If you recall, the hill upon which Our Blessed Lord was crucified is called “Golgotha”, Aramaic for “place of the skull”, and some sources even use the world “skullcap” to describe the shape of the hill of Golgotha. So, the word “Calvary” is the Latinized (Calvariae), and then Anglicized form of the Aramaic placename. So, unwittingly, this person keeps calling out to all the world the locus of our salvation, and proclaiming Christ.
And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
3. A friend sent me a message a few days ago relating the death of her childhood sweetheart, possibly from drug involvement. He was baptized, but fallen away and involved in bad things. I was reminded of something I heard in a homily in Denver, right after the Aurora movie theater shooting. God exists outside of time and is in no way constrained by it. Therefore, it is a good and holy thing to pray for the grace of conversion or reversion by an act of perfect contrition at the moment of death for someone whom has already died. When I was in Rome, I prayed for the people who died in the Colosseum as I passed by it, that they had good and holy deaths, and weren’t afraid.
We all tend to be completely linear in our thinking with regards to time, but that is a profoundly limited and unchristian thought process. Hence the Protestant inability to understand that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the same, once-for-all sacrifice of Calvary, made present at EVERY Mass in succession through linear time by the very manipulation of time itself upon the altar by God. We perceive time as a line, but that line can be looped back on itself by God such that the point of Calvary and the point of today/now touch in intersection. Thus, Calvary reaches both backwards and forwards through time in both directions (remember, the Last Supper was a Mass in the sense that Our Lord confected the Eucharist, transubstantiated bread and wine, and the Apostles received the Eucharist, His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, not bread and not wine. The Last Supper was the Holy Sacrifice of Calvary – in anticipation.) And this was done BEFORE the event of Calvary had occurred. Thus, when Our Lord said, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to Myself,” the “drawing” is the drawing or reconciling of every moment of time, both before and after, through the event of Calvary, which then can be said is the “hub” of linear time.
So, by all means, pray for graces and for those already in the past on the linear timeline, and also consider that it is possible that YOU have or will receive graces as the result of prayers of people far in the future.
4. Speaking of the Colosseum and bloodsports and all that, it occurred to me that we are seeing something in human culture that is so evil and so debased that it may be an entirely new phenomenon. We are now seeing people humiliate, embarrass and now even physically mutiliate themselves VOLUNTARILY. This is what Bruce Jenner is doing. I anticipate that Bruce Jenner will have his penis and testicles cut off, and this will be done as part of a ratings-getting ploy, no doubt timed to sweeps. After Jenner has cut off his own genitals, there probably won’t be anything more he can do to cause further spectacle, the entertainment complex will lose interest, and Jenner will probably commit suicide.
The Church was built by the blood of the martyrs. Satan knows this, obviously. Why would he not modify his plans in order to minimize the power of true Christian martyrdom? I suspect the plan this time around is to keep actual torture, mutiliations, rapes and martyrdoms as hidden and unknown as possible, and instead to satisfy the bloodlust of the satanic culture through auto-mutiliation and suicide for as long as possible. Just a guess, but it seems logical.
5. A very good question, with a very good answer:
If indifference is the opposite of charity, as you say, why aren’t demons and satan indifferent to us? Why are they “prowling throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls”, as the St. Michael prayer says?
Excellent question. Because satan and the demons are, remember, fallen ANGELS. Their NATURE is ANGELIC. Angels, of both types, are pure, massive intellects. They have no matter, no physical bodies. Indifference is tied to sloth, which is a function of a physical nature. Creatures of angelic nature have to, as part of their nature, either love ferociously or hate ferociously, but indifference is impossible given their nature. The hatred of the demons is borne from envy – envy of mankind which has been redeemed by Christ and has the potentiality of seeing God – something which they can never, ever do.
It is a subtle point, but can be better grasped by remembering this example:
Is it possible to love and hate someone at the same time? Sure. We have all experienced this to one degree or another.
Now, is it possible to love and be indifferent towards someone at the same time? Nope. That is completely illogical and makes no sense whatsoever. Likewise, the statement “I both hate and am indifferent toward you” is also self-contradicting gibberish. It simply makes no sense. Thus, we see that indifference is indeed the exclusive antipode of charity, or love, and must never, ever, ever be hailed or respected as virtuous.
Ergo, for the Things Our Lord Did NOT Say file:
Blessed are the indifferent, for they shall have no need of being comforted.
6. “Effusum Est In Terra Jecur Meum” means “my liver is poured out upon the earth”, from Lamentations 2:11
My eyes have failed with weeping, my bowels are troubled: my liver is poured out upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people, when the children, and the sucklings, fainted away in the streets of the city.
Defecerunt prae lacrimis oculi mei, conturbata sunt viscera mea; effusum est in terra jecur meum super contritione filiae populi mei, cum deficeret parvulus et lactens in plateis oppidi.