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On Francis the Chastisement 1 of 2

First, sorry for the lack of posts. The last week has been a bit weird. A friend in VanDownByTheRiver-Ville was hit by a car last week and has been in a coma and I have been spending my evenings at the hospital. This is my first direct experience with a life-threatening illness or injury, believe it or not, and it has been incredible to experience first-hand the power of prayer. Last night, my friend awoke from her coma and I was there to see it. It was an incredibly moving experience to see a near-lifeless body re-animate, as it were, and to see the sparkle of life and consciousness in her eyes. What a mystery the body-soul-spirit relationship is, with the brain as the interface mechanism. How fragile we are, but at the same time how unfathomably beautiful, complex and resilient is our bodily engineering. God is good.

One more housekeeping note. I have found a chap who is going to take this website onto his servers and rebuild it as a legitimate website using an actual blogging platform. This means that there will be permalinks to posts, archives, the ability to insert multiple hotlinks and pictures per post, etc. I will not be facilitating comments, as I feel no need or obligation to provide a publishing forum of other people†s thoughts, especially behind the mask of anonymity. And if you saw my email inbox, you would understand my position. Kind emails and intelligent points and †tips† are very much appreciated. Hatemail is a cross that I bear. Fine. It is a small price to pay. But no publishing of comments.

Now, on to the Pope. It is a sad state when one wakes up every day filled with dread as to what horrific thing the Pope is going to say today. I called Bergoglio as a †disaster† literally on day one. And a disaster he is. But, he does provide ample opportunity for †teaching moments†. To merely complain about his breathtaking stupidity is missing a huge opportunity for evangelization. It needs to be explained WHY the things he says are so incredibly stupid, and in many cases, irrational and non-Catholic.

Let†s focus today on his remarks about homosexual priests that he made during his presser on the flight back from Rio. There is so much to say, but I will endeavor to be surgical.

First, a bit of background. Last week the priest Francis appointed to head the Vatican Bank was exposed as a sodomite. Well, not that it was any big secret. You would have to have less-than-zero gaydar to not realize that this guy, a Monsignor Ricca, was a homosexual. This Ricca guy was an acquaintance of Bergoglio†s from South America, and he was widely known to be shacking-up with an ex-Swiss Guard (the Swiss Guard had a huge problem with sodomite infiltration in the 70†s and 80†s just like the priesthood) in Montevideo, Uruguay. It was a very open secret. But because this Ricca person was †nice† to Bergoglio back in the day, he appointed him to the troubled Vatican Bank despite the fact that Ricca has ZERO qualification for such a post. What a joke.

Anyway, despite all of the neo-con Catholics crowing about how Bergoglio was totally going to clean-up the Vatican and drive out the †gay mafia†, he did exactly the opposite. Not only did he say that he was not going to fire Ricca after Ricca†s uncontested and never-denied nasty, pervy sodomite shenanigans were exposed, which gives the effective green light to the †gay mafia† and makes Ricca now untouchable, Francis then said on the plane with regards to homosexual priests, †Who am I to judge?†

Who are you to judge? YOU ARE THE VICAR OF JESUS CHRIST ON EARTH. If you can†t judge whether or not one of the sins that cries out to God for vengeance is a disqualifier for high curial office, much less the priesthood, then what CAN you judge? Can you judge abortion? Can you judge the slaying of innocent children? Can you judge the stealing of pensions? Can you judge tyrants? Are you really so stupid that you think that when Our Blessed Lord said, †Judge not, lest ye be judged,† that He was calling for total societal anarchy, unrestricted license and total moral relativism, which is the abolition of the concept of sin itself? Really? Oh, except for the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate celebrating the Tridentine Mass. No, you can come down on THAT like a ton of bricks, but sodomy? Meh. Who are you to judge?

Okay. Now let†s talk about why homosexuals, even chaste homosexually-oriented men and women, must be disqualified from the priesthood and religious orders. I will speak in the context of the priesthood, but the argument applies to both genders. Same-sex attraction is rooted in self-loathing, as we have previously discussed. The homosexual hates himself and is thus drawn to people of the same gender out of a sense of envy, which is twisted into a form of eroticism. The homosexual desires and/or seeks masturbatory physical congress with others NOT so that he may give himself as a gift to the other, because remember, he hates himself. The homosexual lusts after other men because he seeks to selfishly consume their attractive traits and thus transform himself into someone else. Homosexual †sex† can never be anything but totally self-absorbed and narcissistic. And so we see that even this ORIENTATION, even without any physical acting out including solitary self-abuse, because it is rooted in self-loathing and envy IS ITSELF MASSIVELY DISORDERED AND SINFUL. A man erotically pining after another man is a sin. What about a man who †erotically loves† another man? There is no such thing. If Man A really loved Man B, he would be incapable of desiring sexual congress because same-sex physical congress is itself a massively irrational, hateful, violent, self-absorbed act.

Priests give their celibacy and chastity to Our Blessed Lord as a GIFT. They give themselves to Our Lord and espouse themselves to His Church. Now tell me this: if a man HATES HIMSELF, how can he possibly give himself as a gift? How can he love others in true charity if he hates himself?

Continued ….

On Francis the Chastisement 2 of 2

New vocabulary word: SUBLIMATION. Sublimation is the act of laying down or giving up something good in order to receive or achieve something better. This is the essence of priestly celibacy and chastity. A man lays down the very, very good thing that is his capacity to be a husband and father to a woman and their children (celibacy) in exchange for the GREATER GOOD of being espoused to Our Blessed Lord and His Church, most beautifully manifested in the priest†s ability to then offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. If you don†t †get† how offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is a greater good than having sex with a woman, well, I†m really sorry, but don†t bother emailing me telling me how stupid I am. If you don†t †get it†, then you don†t get it. Your capacity to understand these things is NOT the arbiter of truth. This truth is external to you and will persist outside of you whether or not you understand it or believe it. Humble yourself and deal with it. And then pray for the grace of faith so that you might someday understand it.

So, men with same-sex attractions are disqualified from the priesthood because there is no sublimation in their celibacy and chastity. Homosexual men, even if perfectly chaste, are laying down something bad, irrational and disordered and taking on priestly celibacy and chastity as a †second-best option†. Our Blessed Lord and His Church are not a fall-back plan. And yes, if a heterosexual man is likewise viewing the priesthood as a †second-best option† then he is lacking sublimation as well, and that is a problem, too. Youbetcha.

Now to the even more disturbing aspect of Francis† comments. What his †Who am I to judge?† comment indicated is that he is indifferent to the sin of self-loathing and to a person who is suffering from a massive and profound psychosexual disorder, and the people within the care and sphere of influence of that psychologically ill person. This is huge. As we have discussed previously, the true opposite of caritas (charity) is NOT hate. The opposite of charity is INDIFFERENCE. What Francis displayed in that comment is that he is indifferent not just to Ricca†s crippling psychosexual disorder, but that he is also indifferent to the people who are under the charge, protection and spiritual fatherhood of priests, and others, who are massively psychosexually disordered.

Peter, do you love Me? Feed My lambs.
Peter, do you love Me? Feed My lambs.
Peter, do you love Me? Feed My sheep.

Christ is the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd leaves none behind. The Good Shepherd protects His flock from the ravening wolves. The Good Shepherd is in no way indifferent to attacks by the wolves, much less does He preach indifference toward the wickedness and snares of the wolves as some sort of twisted virtue.

Pope Francis is the Vicar of Christ and is a chastisement. I am not a sede-vacantist (meaning the See of Peter is empty and Francis is not the Pope). That†s the coward†s way out. If I was a sede-vacantist I wouldn†t care what Bergoglio said or did in the same way I don†t care what the Anglican †archbishop† of Canterbury says or does. No. He†s the Pope alright, and he is an absolute disaster, as I said from the beginning. Expect things to get progressively worse. And why shouldn†t they? Don†t we deserve this? Don†t we deserve to be chastised far worse than this for sitting by and doing NOTHING while the forces of evil are permitted to run unchecked? What kind of God would sit by and continue to †bless† nations and peoples who embrace child sacrifice, sodomy, governmental corruption and theft on levels never before seen in human history? What kind of God would continue to †bless† people who ignore Him and mock His Passion in their abominable, devirilized, desacralized, yet still valid, dancing, clowning Masses? Oh, no. We deserve this disastrous pontificate, and so much worse. For the love of God, the least we can do is be chastened and LEARN.

Starting Tuesday Off Right

† 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. †

Meet St. Charles Borromeo. He burned heretics. In life, he was widely regarded as a very mean man – to heretics. The day he died, the people poured into the streets DEMANDING that he be canonized a saint. They knew he was mean – to heretics. THAT is why they loved him. THAT is how they knew him to be holy. Just sayin’.

5 Really Depressing Things and then Some Music

1. The single most depressing thing to watch is the 36 hour news cycle of the populus. I can’t understand it. I can’t understand how it is that you people just collectively let massive, massive crimes go as soon as the media spoon-feeds you the next “big story”. This has to be a function of the diabolical coupled with God withdrawing His grace. Memory is a gift from God. To choose to not use it, to choose to suppress it is a sin.

2. Um, yeah, it was reported about 48 hours ago (now outside the window, apparently) that the Obama regime has forced all of the Benghazi survivors to sign “non-disclosure agreements”, which means all of those people were threatened with their jobs, and perhaps more importantly their PENSIONS, and thus they all, to a man, so far, have ROLLED OVER and SOLD OUT.

THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is why I fear the field grade officers and flag officers in the United States Military. I doubt there is ONE who would call bee-ess and go full bayonet charge if they were so much as threatened with losing their precious, precious pension. “I just have to make it x more years.”

No, sweetie. You just need to make it through your Particular Judgment. Which leads to nausea-inducing point number three…

3. All of the FEDGOV pension money is totally being raided. I picked up on a Market-Ticker.org thread that the way the FEDGOV is keeping from “hitting the debt ceiling” is by raiding the TSP accounts, which stand for “Thrift Savings Accounts”. Those are all of the retirement accounts of government employees, basically government 401ks. Yeah. The Obama regime raids the TSP accounts, leaves an I.O.U., and it washes out on the balance sheet since it is all “gubmint”, and thus the “debt ceiling” is not breached.

Starting Saturday Off Right

† 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. †

†That which does not correspond to the truth or to the moral norm possesses, objectively, no right either to existence or to propagation or to action.†
Pope Pius XII

Sigh.

Warren Pollock’s New Vid

Warren makes some really great points here.

First, very soon you all can expect the Obama regime to start withholding medicine and access to medical care from people in order to quash dissent. I called this immediately in 2009 when it became clear that ObamaCare was going to be imposed. ObamaCare has NOTHING to do with healthcare, “fixing” the “system” or “helping the poor”. You would have to be a complete imbecile to believe that on day one. If you still believe that now, well, let’s just say that mathematical notation has yet to be invented to express the enormity of that level of stupidity.

ObamaCare has to do with controlling human beings, deciding who lives and deciding who dies, and ultimately they want to “force” people to not just die physically, but also to die spiritually and be lost to hell. They want to be God. They are attempting to install, enthrone and coronate themselves as “god”. As I have said before, we are dealing with a collective antichrist.

Other services, such as car insurance, will eventually be withheld in order to quash dissent. Many of you are going to wake up some morning unable to “legally” drive your car because your “data” has indicated that you are “uninsurable”.

Warren makes the point that the slogan already being used by the Obama regime of “If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear,” would be more accurate stated as “If you do not think you have nothing to fear.” Tell me that isn’t accurate. Tell me that the regime through the infiltrated “schools” hasn’t created an entire society of people who refuse to think. Look around you. Your neighbors aren’t just uneducated, they are now, in their current state, uneducable. Objective evidence means NOTHING. Reality means NOTHING. Truth means NOTHING. All that matters is SENTIMENT, and not just sentiment, but irrational, evil, immoral sentiment. So, switch off. Stop thinking. Just let “us” take care of you. Did you watch the ballroom dancing? Did you catch the latest episode of the soap opera du jour? Here, just take your food stamp credit card, go get some McDonalds, and STOP THINKING. And if you do think, you might suddenly find that your foodstamp card doesn’t work anymore….

Finally, the money quote:

“The power of the dying empire is extreme.”

Exactly. Don’t be fooled. It is like a star going supernova. This massive increase in government size and tyranny is the explosion that ends in a dead star – a white dwarf. While the supernova may appear permanent, vibrant and creative while it is happening to those very close to it, it is really the end-stage of death unfolding.

And, as any Star Trek fan can tell you, if a star goes supernova, you need to get the Enterprise very, very far away because your shields aren’t remotely strong enough to withstand it, and there is nothing you can do to stop it once critical mass has been reached. The system is simply too big.

Starting Wednesday Off Right

† 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. †

St. Henry, King and manful wielder of the sword, pray for us!

Barnhardt Estate Sale Continues

Now that I am living in the Van Down By The River and have liquidated my estate, I did hold back a few items which are being sold on eBay by the Estate Liquidation Elves back in Colorado. We had some incredibly successful auctions of wooden spoons, rolling pins, and my Colorado license plates. Now we are doing simple, fixed-price “Buy It Now” sales. The silverware has sold out (Thank you!) and we are now working through the china dinnerware at $60 PER PIECE, which includes free shipping. Once the china is sold, we will move to the very exciting mug collection, and then after that the whisks and spatulas! Ooooh. Ahhhhh.

Thanks to one and all who have made purchases. Be assured of my daily prayers for all of my benefactors. In fact, in the examination of conscience I use in preparing for Confession, failure to pray for one’s benefactors is a specifically listed sin, so I am well-reminded to never forget or take for granted those folks who are willing to pay WAYY too much for my random stuff.

My eBay handle is 720ann.

Here is the china listing. It says there are 27 pieces remaining.


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Meatloaf

Open the fridge, see what is in there, throw it all in a bowl, and then make meatloaf out of it. That’s what this post is.

1. Once again, a standing ovation for Boeing, please. Apparently the pilot had just SLIGHTLY more experience landing a 777, much less at SFO, than I have, essentially flew the aircraft into the ground at which point the aircraft cartwheeled, and 99.5% of the people on board survived, and one of the dead MAY have been run over and killed by a rescue vehicle on the tarmac. Um, THAT is one heck of an awesome airframe. That’s the plane I would want to fly on, please. An Airbus would have probably disintegrated. Remember the old axiom, folks, “If it ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going!”

2. Regarding the group in Northern Colorado that is looking to secede: I hate to be a killjoy here, but after you secede from Colorado, you do realize that you will still be inside the neo-Stalinist nation that used to be the Constitutional Republic called the United States of America, right? If you think the dope-smoking sodomite tyrants in Denver are bad, what exactly is your plan to deal with the collective antichrist that is the FEDGOV? When the Northern Colorado/Western Kansas/Western Nebraska boys start talking about seceding from the UNION, then I’ll sit up and pay attention.

3.


Ann,

Re-reading some of your older posts and indeed the men have gotten pansified. But it doesn’t help when a man who’s realized that he’s got to get out of the system has a wife who throws a royal fit when he tries. There are a lot of men out here who have to choose between obeying their wives or greasing their tank’s treads with their wives who stand in the way. A comannding officer’s second-in-command should be there to help, not hinder.

Yes, dear. Life is hard when your wife is carrying your testicles around in her purse. CRY. ME. A. RIVER.

Let me tell you what your first clue should have been, gentlemen: (And remember, my average reader is about 65 years old) When your blushing bride told you there was NO WAY she was going to say “love, honor and OBEY” at your wedding back in ’71. There’s your sign, boys. Having been blessed/cursed with THREE large brass testicles that I have had to carry around for my entire adult life, and fully appreciating the disorder therein, a good girl should be falling all over herself to find and marry a man worthy of her obedience, and to publicly pledge said obedience to him in front of God and everyone.

Here is the admonition of the priest to the bride, straight out of the Sarum Missal:


Vis habere hunc virum in sponsum & ei obedire, & seruire, & eum diligere, honorare, ac custodire sanum & infirmum, sicut sponsa debet sponsum, & omnes alios propter eum dimittere, & illi soli adh†rere quamdiu vita vtriusque vestrum durauerit?

Obedire, y’all. O. BE. DI. RE. Obey.

The Old School? It is the Best School.

The husband is asked if he will cherish and take care of his blushing bride. But Kathy is required to pledge obedience to this chap who is agreeing to TAKE CARE OF HER. Darn right. If some dude agrees to take care of you for the rest of your life, I think it is appropriate for you to agree to not chop-block, hamstring and otherwise kneecap the brother while he is cherishing and taking care of you. Oh, and there’s also that little thing about, er, actually LOVING your husband, and thus trusting him, and thus honoring him and wanting him to be the best man he can be, and thus not cutting his testicles out on your honeymoon night and carrying them around in your purse for the next fifty years.

Curse you, you filthy feminists. Curse you to the deepest, darkest cinders.

4. This concept via KD at Market-Ticker.org. Simple math, people. Simple math.

If we call the economy of the U.S. $15 Trillion, and the Obama regime and Federal Reserve dilute the currency by $1 Trillion per year (which they are at minimum), this results in a 6.66% reduction in purchasing power annually (1 divided by 15). Thus, personal income AND spending must increase at 6.66% annually in order for the economy to merely tread water at the consumer level. Any “growth” rate LESS than the dilution rate is therefore ECONOMIC CONTRACTION.

Just stop and think about that. I know you can do it.

5. Cool musical interlude: Hank Snow, Canada’s single greatest export, singing “Now and Then There’s a Fool Such As I”. Elvis’ cover is quite good, too.

Starting Monday Off Right

† 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. †

Can’t tell for sure which saint this is, but I like the whole, “Oh, hello. I was just inspecting my weapon systems,” vibe this image has. Saints and all aspiring saints must remember that ASSAULT WEAPON care and maintenance is a must. Keep your boomsticks clean, the sights zeroed and the bayonets sharpened.

That reminds me to go to confession, too!