Starting Friday Off Right: Big Day At The Parking Spot Edition

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

Christ Crucified with St. Eusebius, St Philip Neri and St. Mary Magdalen; Pierre Subleyras, ARSH 1744

In order to begin well, and to finish better, it is quite necessary to hear Mass every day, unless there be some lawful hindrance in the way.
-St. Philip Neri

Today is the feast of a man that I have come to understand is, very personally, my patron, St. Philip Neri.

I get lots of emails from people asking where to go to Mass, etc.  By now, thanks be to God, most of the population of the former U.S. is within possible driving distance of a Traditional Latin Mass. Not easy driving distance necessarily, but possible.  Occasionally I get an email from a person, and I source a Trad Mass for them that is within 45 minutes of their Front door, and I get a response that says, “Oh, that’s too far. I can’t do that.” And I just shake my head. I have sourced a Mass for people several times that was in the same city, just on the other side of the city, and received a reply back, “Oh no.  That’s too far.” In an air-conditioned modern vehicle?  Seriously? SERIOUSLY?

If you aren’t within driving (or walking, if you don’t have a car) distance to the Holy Sacrifice of Calvary in either the Tridentine Rite, or the Rite of John Chrysostom, or an Ordinariate Mass, or any other Traditional Rite of the Holy Catholic Church, my advice, quite simply, is:

MOVE.

These days, one of my daily after-Mass prayers is that Our Lord keep me within easy WALKING distance of daily Mass in the Venerable Gregorian Rite, which I have been in for over four years now.  ALL translocation decisions for the past four years and certainly from here forward will revolve, pretty much exclusively, around the Holy and August Sacrifice of the Mass. DAILY.  And where I am now, I am doubly blessed, once again, to be also within walking distance to a Sunday Divine Liturgy at a Ukrainian Greek Catholic parish.  But, having said that, I know right now what my next THREE chess moves would be if my living situation here at this parking spot down by the river should go south for whatever reason.

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is literally the single most important thing in the entire universe.  Jesus Christ would die for you, and you alone, over and over again, as many times as you assist at the Sacrifice of the Mass.  He died once for all, but He WOULD die, just for you and YOUR SINS, as many times as you… deign… see fit… don’t have anything better to do… aren’t too tired… aren’t BORED… can squeeze it in… if it isn’t too much trouble… and actually SHOW UP.  Maybe we should take St. Philip’s advice on this his feast day, and start acting like we actually believe this, and that going to Mass, which is Christ dying for our sins on Calvary, miraculously made present through the bending of time and space on and above the altar by God the Holy Ghost, is an incomprehensible gift, and not something to be whined about, gotten out of, and manipulatively avoided, but, like heaven itself, of which the Mass is a foretaste, something to be chased, embraced and adored with unquantifiable gratitude.

St. Philip Neri, Apostle of Joy, Third Apostle of Rome, pray for us.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.

 

Barnhardt Podcast #005: Corzine, Caliphate, and Kayfabing — Oh My!

In this episode we discuss Jon Corzine’s return to Wall Street, what he did last time he was there, and why Ann closed her commodities brokerage in the first place (spoiler: there’s a near-complete lack of the rule of law in the financial industry). Also, we discuss Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia and the collective buildup of the largest islamic naval fleet since the 1570s, and respond to a listener’s question of whether there will be transcripts of the podcast at some point.

And the list of required reading, as mentioned in this episode:

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/business/dealbook/jon-corzine-wall-street-comeback.html
http://www.barnhardt.biz/the-one-about/the-one-about-my-shutting-down-my-brokerage-letter/
http://www.barnhardt.biz/2015/07/16/jesus-christ-economist-with-handy-visual-aids-and-a-video-appendix/
http://www.barnhardt.biz/2013/01/12/more-economic-theory-expanding-the-money-supply/
http://www.barnhardt.biz/2013/11/05/the-one-about-how-we-are-the-gold/
http://www.barnhardt.biz/the-one-about-sharia-finance-blankies-and-axe-body-spray/
http://www.barnhardt.biz/2015/01/08/cut-the-crap-the-problem-is-islam-and-it-has-to-be-exterminated-period/
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/10466/saudi-arabias-naval-capabilities-will-balloon-thanks-to-us-arms-deal

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When Someone Tries To Claim Ratzinger Has Never Said That He Intended To Only Partially Resign the Papacy…

… just remind them of this, which a reader sent in with the subject header: “How in the hell is it that I have never seen this until now?”

This quote is from Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger, and not only confirms his clear intention to only PARTIALLY abandon the Petrine Office, but also confirms that +Ganswein’s remarks at the Greg exactly one year ago were NOT +Ganswein’s own personal fabrication, but an accurate reportage of Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger’s mindset with regards to his failed attempt at partial abdication and bifurcation of the Petrine Office.  Read it over and over again until your conscience forces you to acknowledge the truth of what it so clearly says:

“The ‘always’ is also a for ever – there can no longer be a return to the private sphere. My decision to resign the active exercise of the ministry does not revoke this. I do not return to private life, to a life of travel, meetings, receptions, conferences, and so on. I am not abandoning the cross, but remaining in a new way at the side of the crucified Lord. I no longer bear the power of office for the governance of the Church, but in the service of prayer I remain, so to speak, in the enclosure of Saint Peter. Saint Benedict, whose name I bear as Pope, will be a great example for me in this. He showed us the way for a life which, whether active or passive, is completely given over to the work of God.”

-Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger
27 February, ARSH 2013
Papal Audience

 

Another Acknowledgment of the Invalidity of Pope Benedict’s Attempted Bifurcation of the Papacy

This time from Catholic historian Richard Cowden Guido.

LINK HERE.

It is a thorough, yet succinct review, with all of the pertinent quotes and citations, of the failed attempt by Pope Benedict XVI to partially abdicate his office, which has thus resulted in the Bergoglian antipapacy.

The ONLY way forward, EVER, is through the truth. This situation will only get worse until people start showing personal integrity and genuine love for Our Lord and His Church, and take up their crosses, acknowledge and speak the truth.  You will lose your job. You will lose your career.  You will lose social connections. You will be called crazy, stupid, and demonic. You might even be… UNFRIENDED ON FACEBOOK!

If you put ANY consideration before God, Who is Himself Truth, then that is an idol, and I believe that Commandment Number One addresses that very clearly.

 

Litany of St. Philip Neri

Litany of St. Philip Neri

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary,
pray for us.
Holy Mother of God,
pray for us.
Holy Virgin of Virgins,
pray for us.

Saint Philip, -pray for us.
Vessel of the Holy Spirit, -pray for us.
Child of Mary, -pray for us.
Apostle of Rome, -pray for us.
Counselor of Popes, -pray for us.
Voice of Prophecy, -pray for us.
Man of Primitive Times, -pray for us.
Winning Saint, -pray for us.
Hidden Hero, -pray for us.
Sweetest of Fathers, -pray for us.
Martyr of Charity, -pray for us.
Heart of Fire, -pray for us.
Discerner of Spirits, -pray for us.
Choicest of Priests, -pray for us.
Mirror of the Divine Life, -pray for us.
Pattern of humility, -pray for us.
Example of Simplicity, -pray for us.
Light of Holy Joy, -pray for us.
Image of Childhood, -pray for us.
Picture of Old Age, -pray for us.
Director of Souls, -pray for us.
Gentle Guide of Youth, -pray for us.
Patron of thine Own, -pray for us.
Thou who observed chastity in thy youth, -pray for us.
Who sought Rome by Divine guidance, -pray for us.
Who hid so long in the catacombs, -pray for us.
Who received the Holy Spirit into thy heart, -pray for us.
Who experienced such wonderful ecstasies, -pray for us.
Who so lovingly served the little ones, -pray for us.
Who washed the feet of pilgrims, -pray for us.
Who ardently thirsted after martyrdom, -pray for us.
Who distributed the daily word of God, -pray for us.
Who turned so many hearts to God, -pray for us.
Who conversed so sweetly with Mary, -pray for us.
Who raised the dead, -pray for us.
Who set up thy houses in all lands, -pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
-Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
-Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
-Have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
-Christ, graciously hear us.
V. Remember thy congregation.
-R. Which thou hast possessed from the beginning.
Let Us Pray.

O God, Who hast exalted blessed Philip, Thy confessor, in the glory of Thy Saints, grant that, as we rejoice in his commemoration, so may we profit by the example of his virtues, through Christ Our Lord.
R. Amen.

St. Philip Neri, Giandomenico Tiepolo, Church of San Polo, Venice, ARSH 1745-1749

Can I Revisit My Pre-November 9 Grand Unification Theory of Kayfabe That Trump Doesn’t WANT To Be President?

So Republicans are now openly talking about impeaching Trump, and I see a lot of buzz roundabout to the effect of:

“Hey, “President Pence” doesn’t sound so bad, does it?  That would be okay.  It might even be better…”

I dunno, man.  I’m starting to rethink my original Grand Unification Theory of Kayfabe that Trump wants nothing to do with this.  He had Jared Kushner essentially working with Roger Ailes to set up a new cable news outlet to compete against or replace FoxNews before November 9, which we now know is going full lefty per the two Murdoch boys. So the vacuum and the multi-billion dollar market exists. It would be the ULTIMATE professional wrestling story arc.

Again.  I dunno.  Maybe Trump puts up a token resistance, generates plenty of drama, then hands the whole thing off to Pence, and Trump becomes the new Rupert Murdoch.

And can I just say that Al Green called for Trump’s impeachment on the House floor today, and guuurl, I dinnit even know the brutha was in congress.

 

Housekeeping and Mailbag

  1.  We have switched the primary platform for the Barnhardt Podcast to the YouTube version.  Apparently the bandwidth consumption from having almost everyone using the version that lived on this server was… non-trivial.  So, hey, let YouTube stand the lion’s share of the bandwidth consumption.  That’s what it is there for, I reckon.  And thanks again to one and all for the kind words of encouragement to SuperNerd and myself.
  2. Because some people have asked recently, and I had occasion to visit with my ContinueToGive customer service pixie, ContinueToGive has upgraded their platform, and one of the functionalities they have added is the option to set up a recurring donation that continues until either the donor or the recipient says stop.  So, like PayPal, one can do a weekly or monthly recurring profile without a set expiration date.  The only thing ContinueToGive asks is that recurring profile donors remember to keep their email address updated, and also remember to update if their card expiration date rolls forward. I can’t tell you how nice it is to work with a company that you can call or email directly, and deal with a specific person, who is kind , knowlegable, helpful and responsive.
  3. Speaking of which, remember, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for all of my benefactors, including all of the ones who have decided that they hate me.  Hey, I have that effect on people.  But I have an arrangement with God, once you’re on the list, you’re on the list.  As Don Henley once said, you can check any time you like, but you can never leave.  Mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!
  4. Also, because I get this question regularly, my snail mail address in Colorado is still the same.  It is on the Contact page.
  5. And, yes, because I had a couple of inquiries over the past week, my Cattle Marketing DVD is still available.  Email me with “Cattle Marketing DVD” in the subject and I will send you the ordering instructions.  I had a voicemail from a student who took the live course working on nearly ten years ago now, who has been utilizing the skill set consistently over the last decade, and wanted to get the DVD to have on hand for the future. So it ages well, as arithmetic and stone-cold common sense tend to.

MAILBAG

Childbirth Cost in ARSH 1972

Dear Ann,

I read with interest your post, “Back To Work,” especially the section regarding medical costs.

I had my fourth child, August 5, 1972, in a small town in eastern Pennsylvania. I was in the hospital three days. The hospital bill was $379.00. The doctor’s delivery fee was $125.00. Prenatal office visits were $12.00, which included routine urine tests. Blood tests were performed by the medical group lab and were extra but were usually only done once unless there was a problem (like anemia). The reason I know these figures after all these years is because I kept a little book of our expenses, which somehow survived all the years and all our moves.

My husband had just taken a new job as a construction laborer, and childbirth hospital expenses were not covered until an employee had been employed for nine months. In those days routine doctor visits of any kind and blood tests were not covered by insurance. In other words, what people had was “hospitalization.”

Because we did not have maternity insurance, we had to give the hospital the money no later than one month before my due date. This was no hardship to us. We simply put money away each week and paid as required. Keep in mind we had three other children. My husband was the sole breadwinner and worked in construction, which meant he didn’t work when the weather was bad.

I have often wondered why medical costs have skyrocketed. As you mentioned, I thought it was because of technological advances. I also thought malpractice insurance was involved.

Thank you for this post. It explained a lot.

May God bless you and keep you in His care.

Sincerely,
J

Childbith Pricing Differential Using a Health Sharing Ministry (Which Looks Like Paying Cash To the Hospital)

Ann,
I’ve been reading/ listening to you observations on the disaster of “insurance,” and am wondering if you are aware of health sharing ministries and weather you would want to explain these to your listeners as a wonderful alternative to health insurance.

I used to be terrified to not have insurance, but now I realize that fear is all manufactured by the government. Instead of insurance, my family belongs to Samaritan Ministries, where millions of dollars are voluntarily shared each year between Christians to directly pay medical bills, without involving any insurance.

The positive consequences of doing this are enormous. When my recent baby spent 20 days in NICU, my hospital slashed all my bills by 87% because I was self- pay. The physicians group who attended the baby in the hospital has a policy to match the discount of the hospital, so those were slashed too. In fact, all of the providers who have serviced me have dramatic discounts for people without insurance. So for the whole experience, (my hospital stay, delivery, NICU, external physicians, pre-natal care, lab work, visits to specialists, etc.) instead of many hundreds of thousands of dollars, my total is under 30K, and the money is all shared with me from fellow believers. This month alone, I am receiving $23,000 in checks from Christians all over the country. After it’s all done, I will have personally spent $0 for the birth of this baby. In contrast, when I had insurance, each child cost me out of pocket about 8,000, on top of the monthly premiums. AND, there’s an exemption in the insurance mandate for members of health sharing ministries, so it’s legal, at least for now. Once we learned about this, we have opted out of the “excellent” insurance that my husband could have through his work, and can’t see why anyone wouldn’t do the same.

God bless,
M

Recommendation Request For Water Purifier

Hello Ann

Thank you for taking the time to do the podcast for Reluctant Preppers.
It is always riveting to hear your views, which are so eloquently articulated.

In a recent podcast you made mention of a water purification system using ceramic and silver.
Would you be so kind as to reply with the brand name or link for this system?

Best regards,
C

Certainly.  I recommend the Katadyn Pocket.

And here’s the link for additional/replacement filters.  Probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to stock up.

He Went To Confession After FIFTY YEARS Away…

Ann,

Want to pass along how much I appreciate your podcast (as well as your other work). Thanks especially for the Our Lady of Fatima Novena. (I’m one of those Catholics who got to make a priest’s day in the confessional with “Bless me father, for I have sinned. It has been 50 years since my last confession.” So I’ve got some ground to make up).

I have been following Karl Denninger since well before coming across you, so I was surprised when you mentioned him (what are the odds of coming across both of you? You two are not exactly household names. Coincidence or just another example of God “maintaining His anonymity”?).

It is refreshing, to say the least, to be able to hear a voice like yours that dispenses with the fan dancing and euphemisms, and gets on with the direct truth with uncommon clarity.

God bless-
B

Starting Wednesday Off Right: When Men Believed Edition

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

Today is the feast of St. Paschal Baylon.

Paschal Baylon was enlisted in the Church’s struggle against Modernism, part of which was through increasing devotion towards the Sacrament of the Eucharist; Pope Leo XIII proclaimed Saint Paschal Baylon, the “seraph of the Eucharist”, patron of eucharistic congresses, and all contemporary and future eucharistic associations”.   Wikipedia

What you are seeing in the picture above is a priest, in cassock and surplice, on the left, carrying Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist to someone, presumably a sick, bedridden person.  The two men kneeling in the mud are simple laymen, who, upon seeing the priest carrying Our Lord, immediately fell to their knees in the muddy street as God Almighty, physically, substantially present in the Eucharist, passed by.  They did this because, as most people in their time and place, THEY ACTUALLY BELIEVED.  Simply put, those men were on their knees because they were Catholic.  Period.

St. Paschal Baylon, pray for us.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.

Barnhardt Podcast #004 – Standing Manfully

In this episode we discuss the revelation that Seth Rich, the DNC staffer who was killed last summer in Washington D.C., was passing internal DNC information to Wikileaks. U.S. politicians don’t have a monopoly on stupid: German politicians are confiscating private dwellings to give to refugees — doesn’t this pose a risk of provoking Germans to revolt? Ann explains that the political right-wing, and even far-right, have been co-opted to advance the sodomitical agenda: another example of many how accommodating error under the label of tolerance just opens the floodgates for more attacks.

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