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The Only Three Things I Called That Have Not Yet Happened

So, beginning in ARSH 2008 when it became clear that the Constitutional Republic was in the process of being overthrown in a cold putsch, and then forward as I continued to blog here, I called a series of things, in no particular order, except for the last three, which are obviously end-game events, and thus placed at the end of the list:

1.  Reformation of the islamic Caliphate facilitated by the Washington DC regime
2.  Total economic war executed by the Washington DC regime against the American people, specifically the Cloward-Piven Strategy, namely driving as many people as possible out of work and onto the welfare rolls in order to collapse the system
3.  Severe price inflation, especially for food
4.  Nationalization of healthcare delivery for the purposes of controlling and coercing the masses
5.  Dissolving the Mexican border in order to bring in millions of socialist Latin Americans in order to help overwhelm the welfare system, corrupt the electoral process where it still possessed integrity, and to provide a means for soldiers of the Caliphate to invade and colonize the former United States
6.  Criminalization of Christianity
7.  Race riots/ defacto civil war with every urban area becoming its own discrete theater
8.  Complete evanesence of the Rule of Law and the ascendancy of a tyrannical, kleptocratic oligarchy
9.  Nuclear war centered on Israel
10.  Obama being assassinated by his own people in order to seize total power – the ultimate Reichstag Fire
11.  People’s Liberation Army (Red China) boots on the ground on the North American landmass, probably under the guise of “peacekeeping”

Here is my post from September 4, ARSH 2012 titled “How the Disintegration is Likely Going to Happen”, including a link to a Matt Bracken piece on the same topic at Western Rifle Shooters Association.

Again, let me just reiterate:  YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH AMMUNITION.  So, whydontcha get on that, mkay?

Matt Bracken has written a piece over at Western Rifle Shooters that matches exactly how I have envisaged the coming collapse and civil war.

His belief that it will all begin with the rejection of EBT Foodstamps cards is, I think, spot-on.

Next comes the urban riots.

Then comes the rioters spilling into the suburbs.

Then comes full-blown chaos when the rioters realize that the cops alone can’t contain them.

Then come the beatings, rapes and murders. In the open. In broad daylight. At heavily trafficked intersections.

Then comes the militia, which is what I intend to do when shizz gets real. That has been my intention all along, since the fall of 2008 when I knew that collapse and civil war was an inevitability.

Echoing Bracken, if I am either sandbagged or on a bipod, 400 yards is an EASY kill. Men are a hell of a lot bigger than prairie dogs, which is why learning to snipe on prairie dogs is so wise, in addition to good, wholesome fun.

That's a .204 varminting rifle.  It's WAY, WAY easier with a .308.  It's easier yet with a .338 Lapua.

That’s a .204 varminting rifle. It’s WAY, WAY easier with a .308. It’s easier yet with a .338 Lapua.

When I tell you people to be buying LONG GUNS and ammo, I’m not kidding. Assault rifles and tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition is one of the best places to park wealth right now. And you better know how to use it, and you better sit your wife down, tell her to cut the sissy, whiny female bullshit and learn how to handle every weapon system in your arsenal. This isn’t a damn game or a TV show. Many, many women are going to find themselves as the ONLY THING standing between a hip-hop rape mob and their children.

If you haven’t watched my Vendee Genocide YouTube presentation, I clearly lay out the case that it is an absolute certainty that THERE WILL BE MASS RAPES when the inner city hip-hop contingent can no longer be contained by standard law enforcement. It isn’t even debatable.

Read the essay above, and then GET READY. QUICKLY.

Notes on Hell

As I have mentioned, a few weeks ago an interview with Pope Francis by a Freemason atheist newspaper magnate in Italy was published in which the magnate, Eugenio Scalfari, wrote that Pope Francis had told him that souls who do not go to heaven, that is achieve the Beatific Vision, are annihilated.  Not a peep of denial, correction or clarification has come from Francis or any of his toadies.

Let’s use this as an opportunity to discuss some rarely-discussed concepts regarding hell that are widely misunderstood and confusing to even the most devout Christians.

1.  It is essential to know and understand that you will never, ever, ever, ever cease to exist.  Most people, it seems to me, don’t really process or understand this.  Last week the topic of the heresy of soul annihilation came up in conversation in the context of the massive, massive damage that Francis is doing to souls.  The person I was talking with argued that the notion of “ceasing to exist” is abhorrent to most people, and thus the words attributed to Francis in the most recent Scalfari interview probably didn’t do too much damage.  I disagree vehemently.  I think that the lie of “soul annihilation” is one of the main manifestations of satan’s tactic of “convincing the world that he doesn’t exist”.  To have this idea attributed to the Pope is horrifying.

The temptation in the mind of sinful man is to quietly assume, without really giving it much thought because thinking about eternity can become very frightening very quickly, that when we die we just fall asleep and it’s “lights out”, baby.  Easy-peasy, lemon squeezy. In other words, the heresy of soul annhialation is a soothing lie that we tell ourselves so that we don’t have to think about sin, judgment, and the possibility of ourselves or people we know actually being consigned to an endless, eternal damnation.  I think that the average post-Christian, post-modern man, deep down thinks that when he dies he will simply cease to be.  We all experience “lights out” when we sleep without dreaming, or when we are anesthetized and have no memory of the time we were unconscious.  It is a tantalizing temptation to think that when we die, no matter what we have done, we will simply slip into nothingness and none of it will really have mattered.

You can see why satan is FULLY onboard with and not the least bit offended by a planet full of human beings who deny that he, or hell, exist.  Because if it is just going to be lights out someday, why not fornicate?  It feels good.  Why not lie?  It makes life so much easier.  Why not cheat and steal?  Everyone else is doing it.  In the end, whether we screw around, lie and cheat won’t make any difference.  It’s just going to be lights out and that’s it, so we might as well go for the most carnal pleasure and the path of least resistance and work in life.  This is, I think, the way the majority of people convince themselves to commit and persist in mortal sin, and is also how most people convince themselves that they need not correct their family and friends who are in mortal sin.  Deep down, none of it really matters anyway because “lights out”.

And, sure enough, polls show that roughly half of Novus Ordo Catholics, which is to say almost all Catholics in the western world because “Traddyland” is microscopic as a percentage of the total, happily deny the existence of hell.   Well of course they do.  Ah, the New Pentecost….

Here is the blunt reality.  God created you, and every human being, out of the abundance of His love.  Because God loves you personally, He holds YOUR EXISTENCE and your FREE WILL SACRED.  Think about that.  God holds YOU sacred.  Could He snuff you out of existence?  Oh yes.  But He never, ever, ever will, no matter what, because if He snuffed even one human soul out of existence, then ALL human souls would then be nothing more than meaningless chessmen, plastic toys being played with by a capricious deity for nothing more than his perverse entertainment.  That is not what God is.  He is infinite, perfect love, truth and beauty, and He made you so that you might know, love and serve Him in this world and be happy with Him forever in the next.  That is why you exist.  That is the meaning of life.  And life is SACRED not because WE hold our own lives sacred – life is sacred because God holds it sacred.

Sadly, most people reject God in various and sundry ways, and when they die, since they never repent of their sins and believed to the end of their earthly lives that their sins weren’t sins, or that they need not cease their sinful ways and instead presumed upon God’s mercy, these people simply cannot achieve the Beatific Vision, because God is also perfectly just.  And, so, people go to hell.

So what IS hell?  Hell is that “place” outside of the Beatific Vision, completely separated from the Holy Trinity where these wretched souls will continue to exist FOREVER.  There are several things about hell and the damned that must be understood.

A.) God still loves the damned souls.  He still delights in their existence, because He made them and God neither makes mistakes nor does He create souls predestined for hell because that would be wicked, no matter what your Calvinist heretic friends might tell you.  Precisely because He loves those souls and holds their existences and free wills sacred, He does NOT annihilate them.  Just because those souls rejected Him does not change His love for them.  Remember how I explained that true love is never contingent upon reciprocity?

B.) Those souls who do make it to heaven, the Beatific Vision, will not miss, be saddened or mourn for the souls in hell.  In fact, because God is perfectly just, and because perfect justice is infinitely good and beautiful, the souls in heaven will rejoice at the perfect justice of the damnation of the souls in hell.  I know this is EXTREMELY difficult to hear for the first time, but it is true.  The thought of your loved ones in hell while you rejoice at the fact (or your loved ones in heaven rejoicing at your damnation) should serve, while we yet live, as a motivation to do whatever we can to work out our salvation, as St. Paul said, and also to help our loved ones to know, love and serve God.

C.) Why are human souls tormented in hell?  Isn’t being excluded from the Beatific Vision for all eternity enough?  Why the demonic tortures?  How could a loving God permit eternal torment?

This question is actually the reason why I wrote this piece.  Please pay close attention because this is of desperate importance.

The demons are allowed to torment the souls in hell AS A MERCY.  The worst torment of hell is the knowledge of the lost soul that he will never see God, and that he could have achieved heaven, and achieved it EASILY, and that he lost heaven over stupid, trifling, fleeting carnal pleasures.  Further, the damned souls fully realize how much God gave them in their lives and how He bent over backwards and rolled out the red carpet for them, squandered opportunity after squandered opportunity, until it was too late and there is now and forever NOTHING that can be done.

Imagine that.  Imagine the feeling of “waking up” in hell after dying and going through your Particular Judgment and realizing that you will never see God and there is nothing you can do and no hope.  It will just go on forever and ever because of your choices, and you will never cease to exist, precisely because Perfect Love Who created you to be with Him still loves you, but you rejected Him, literally to your dying breath, and so He honors your choice.

The demons are allowed to torment these souls as a DISTRACTION from the greater agony of their realization that they will never, ever see God.

Which brings us to satan and the demons.  Their top priority is NOT the tormenting of damned souls.  Their sole concern and driving motivation is to see to it that as many human souls as possible do not see God, JUST AS THEY WILL NEVER SEE GOD.  The demons don’t want souls to go to hell as entertainment for them.  Their entire motivation is that they themselves will never see God, and they don’t want anyone else to see Him either.

And so, the “lightbulb moment” that came to me during Tenebrae this Holy Week as I thought about these things was this:  The Beatific Vision, heaven, which is dwelling INSIDE the Trinity, is so ineffably good that the agony of its deprivation is worse than the cruelest tortures of the demons which are permitted as a merciful distraction.

Heaven is THAT GOOD.  God is THAT GOOD.  The Beatific Vision is THAT GOOD.

We have all been mislead by the depictions of heaven as a frankly boring place where souls and angels float about in a benign Stepford-esque stupor, wiling away eternity.  I cannot tell you what heaven is like, obviously, but I can tell you that it is so far beyond anything we can possibly imagine here on earth that God Himself became incarnate and suffered and died for our sins so that we might have a chance at it.

And so, we realize that the statement “I don’t want to go to hell” is not itself a base premise, but rather a corollary of the ACTUAL premise, “Oh God, please, I do, I do, I do want to see You and be happy with You forever.  Have mercy on me, a sinner.”

Your soul, dear reader, will NEVER be annihilated, no matter what ANYONE tells you.  You exist, and will exist forever, and will spend all of eternity either with God, or in hell where you will welcome your demon torturers as a distraction from the agony of the realization of what you chose to reject.  If you only fear hell qua hell, you are missing what should be the main motivation:  INDWELLING IN THE TRIUNE GODHEAD IS THAT GOOD.

But, as it is written: That eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what things God hath prepared for them that love Him.
1 Corinthians 2:9

April Benefactor Mass Set and Something Unspeakably Beautiful

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for all of my benefactors and supporters, past, present and future, on Wednesday, April 29th.  Mark your calendars!

Thanks to one and all for your perpetually stunning munificence.  It has made the process of moving my “van down by the river” to the new “parking space”, which is coming up in a few days, far less wrought with anxiety.  I hope to pick up my productivity after the move, and will have more time per day as my commute to the place where I clean all the things will be reduced by approximately 90%.  Whew!!!  Be assured of my continued daily prayers for one and all.

Here is something beautiful for you to enjoy.  It is “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis” by Ralph Vaughan Williams.  It is sublime.  Williams is one of the very few classical composers of the 20th century that wrote genuinely beautiful music.  A diamond amongst the slag. Many of you may recognize this from the wonderful soundtrack to the movie “Master and Commander”.

Dog Vomit Expansion

1.  I tickles me to no end that this dialogue is not only possible, but probable:

Person One:  So, what was it that finally convicted you of the truth and caused you to revert/convert to Catholicism?

Person Two:  Dog vomit.  The thing about the dogs eating their own vomit.  Totally.

2.  So I posted 2 Peter 2 in the post below, which ends with Peter recalling Proverbs 26:11:

As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is the fool that repeateth his folly.
Sicut canis qui revertitur ad vomitum suum, sic imprudens qui iterat stultitiam suam.

Now, the story of how that came up is this: I am currently reading “Sermons of St. Alphonsus Liguori”, which I cannot recommend with sufficient strength, and I found myself earlier this week reading “Sermon XLI, On the Abuse of Divine Mercy”.  Ever so slightly relevant to the current goings-on, eh?  “Oooh.  This should be interesting,” I thought to myself.  Indeed.  Allow me to quote from Section 2, emphases mine:

“When you intend to commit sin, who, I ask, promises you mercy from God?  Certainly God does not promise it.  It is the devil that promises it, that you may lose God and be damned.  “Beware”, says St. John Chrysostom, “never to attend to that dog who promises the mercy of God.”  If, beloved sinners, you have hitherto offended God, hope and tremble: if you desire to give up sin, and if you detest it, hope; because God promises pardon to all who repent of the evil they have done.  But if you intend to continue in your sinful course, tremble lest God should wait no longer for you, but cast you into hell.  Why does God wait for sinners?  Is it that they may continue to insult Him?  No; He waits for them that they may renounce sin, and that He may thus have pity on them, and forgive them.  “Therefore the Lord waiteth, that He may have mercy on you” -Isaiah 30:18. But when He sees that the time which he gave them to weep over their past iniquities is spent in multiplying their sins, He begins to inflict chastisement, and He cuts them off in the state of sin, that, by dying, they may cease to offend Him.  Then He calls against them the very time He had given them for repentance. “He hath called against me the time” -Lamentations 1:15.  “The very time”, says St. Gregory, “comes to judge.”

It was pointed out to me that when Chrysostom uses the pejorative “that dog”, it is far from random name calling.  He is referencing the “dog that returneth to his vomit” from Proverbs 26 and 2 Peter 2.  The dog that eats his own vomit; the sow that was washed who returns to wallow in mud mingled with her own feces, that is “mire”, is the unrepentant sinner who has no intention of STOPPING THE SINFUL ACTIVITY.

One more block quote from section 5 of St. Alphonsus’ sermon:

St. Bernard says that the confidence which sinners have in God’s goodness, when they commit sin, procures for them not a blessing, but a malediction from the Lord.  O deceitful hope, which sends so many Christians to hell!  They do not hope for the pardon of sins of which they repent; but they hope that though they continue to sin, God will have mercy upon them; and thus they make the mercy of God serve as a motive for continuing to offend Him.

Pray the Rosary, most especially the Sorrowful Mysteries, the First Sorrowful Mystery being The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden of Gethsemane.  The fruit of this mystery is SORROW FOR SIN, which is the utterly critical and essential prerequisite for His Mercy and forgiveness.  Beg Him to know what every single one of your sins are, and for you to feel a portion of the agony at your sins that He bore in the Garden, such that you may be animated to STOP DOING THE SINFUL ACTIVITY.

Here is my recording of the Sorrowful Mysteries in Latin with the Litany of Loreto and the text file, specifically for the crushing of and in reparation for the Heresy of Modernism.

I hope this helps.

 

 

Starting Wednesday Off Right: Dogs Returning to Their Vomit 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.

"For, that of the true proverb has happened to them: The dog is returned to his vomit: and, The sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire."  2 Peter 2:22

“For, that of the true proverb has happened to them: The dog is returned to his vomit: and, The sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire.” 2 Peter 2:22

Read the second chapter of 2 Peter.  It isn’t long.  Read it over and over until you get it.

But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers, who shall bring in sects of perdition*, and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their riotousnesses, through whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their perdition slumbereth not. For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but delivered them, drawn down by infernal ropes to the lower hell, unto torments, to be reserved unto judgment: And spared not the original world, but preserved Noe, the eighth person, the preacher of justice, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.

(*Sects of perdition: That is, heresies destructive of salvation.)

And reducing the cities of the Sodomites, and of the Gomorrhites, into ashes, condemned them to be overthrown, making them an example to those that should after act wickedly. And delivered just Lot, oppressed by the injustice and lewd conversation of the wicked. For in sight and hearing he was just: dwelling among them, who from day to day vexed the just soul with unjust works. The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly from temptation, but to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be tormented. And especially them who walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government, audacious, self willed, they fear not to bring in sects, blaspheming.

Whereas angels who are greater in strength and power, bring not against themselves a railing judgment. But these men, as irrational beasts, naturally tending to the snare and to destruction, blaspheming those things which they know not, shall perish in their corruption, Receiving the reward of their injustice, counting for a pleasure the **delights of a day: stains and spots, sporting themselves to excess, rioting in their feasts with you: Having eyes full of adultery and of sin that ceaseth not: alluring unstable souls, having their heart exercised with covetousness, children of malediction: Leaving the right way they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam of Bosor, who loved the wages of iniquity,

(**The delights of a day: that is, the short delights of this world, in which they place all their happiness.)

But had a check of his madness, the dumb beast used to the yoke, which speaking with man’ s voice, forbade the folly of the prophet. These are fountains without water, and clouds tossed with whirlwinds, to whom the mist of darkness is reserved. For, speaking proud words of vanity, they allure by the desires of fleshly riotousness, those who for a little while escape, such as converse in error: Promising them liberty, whereas they themselves are the slaves of corruption. For by whom a man is overcome, of the same also he is the slave. For if, flying from the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they be again entangled in them and overcome: their latter state is become unto them worse than the former.

For it had been better for them not to have known the way of justice, than after they have known it, to turn back from that holy commandment which was delivered to them. For, that of the true proverb has happened to them: The dog is returned to his vomit: and, The sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire.

Bruthas From Anutha Mutha: Obama and Francis

This is gonna be long and wide-ranging.  There is MUCH to say.  Feel free to excerpt it if you re-post it.

I have had this on the topic list for a while, and was spurred to write this last night by other innerwebs people who occasionally ask me to broach topics and open things up for discussion.  Because I can’t be “fired”.  Well, I could be fired from my job as a custodial engineer at the place where I Clean All The Things (TM), but that’s a different deal.  I can’t be fired from the innerwebs.  You know, “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine…” and all that.  Heh.

So, yeah.  Pope Francis and Obama are eerily, eerily similar, both in their personages, their regimes and in their regimes’ tactics.  If you have noticed that too, you’re spot on.  They are both stupid, babbling fools, completely incoherent when not reading off a script prepared by others.  Both are Marxists.  Both are media darling fronts for a thuggish regime, and it turns out that the powers behind Francis may have engaged in electioneering and quid pro quos before the Conclave of ARSH 2013.  Both sic their bureaucratic henchmen on their enemies.  Both are in bed with the sodomites (i.e. Ricca and Barros).  Both despise and are hellbent on destroying the respective institutions which they rule, presumably “in service to mankind in order to bring about utopia.”

The punchline of this piece is going to be the so-called “Missionaries of Mercy” that Francis just announced a few weeks ago, but I want to cover a few other points before we get to that.  

First, I penned a piece back in February of ARSH 2012 based on a Fulton Sheen exegesis of satan’s three temptations of Christ in the desert from his book “Life of Christ”, and how these three temptations mapped exactly to Marxism, and the Obama regime specifically.  Well, I went back and re-read the piece not long ago, and was shaken to the core to realize that Pope Francis Bergoglio maps to the three temptations of satan every bit as much as Obama, and in some cases, even more directly.  But the fact that the two men and their respective regimes are so similar and, apparently “simpatico” with each other (i.e. their coordination on the Cuban detente), is a HUGE indicator.  Briefly, here are the three points:

1.  Temptation number one from satan was telling Jesus to turn stones into bread. This is the Marxist ploy of winning the mob by giving them free stuff, and equating material abundance with salvation. Given what has happened economically over the last 50 years, and in particular the political mindset today of the government magically providing abundance for the people by blowing an enormous, unsustainable debt bubble that is going to destroy everything, can we not see the parallel?

The evil spirit was saying, “Start with the primacy of the economic! Forget about sin!” He still says this today in different words, “My Commissar goes into classrooms and asks children to pray to God for bread. And when their prayers are not answered, my Commissar feeds them. The Dictator gives bread; God does not, because there is no God, there is no soul; there is only the body, pleasure, sex, the animal, and when we die, that is the end.
Fulton Sheen, Life of Christ, page 69

Okay.  This is TERRIFYING.  Pope Francis Bergoglio, as I have said here repeatedly, is a Peronist-Fascist, a subset of Marxism, and is a stone-cold MATERIALIST.  Everything he talks about, even the culture of death, is framed in material terms.  ALL problems can be solved, according to Francis, by the forced redistribution of material goods.  To wit:

“Evidence is mounting that the decline of the marriage culture is associated with increased poverty and a host of other social ills, disproportionately affecting women, children and the elderly. It is always they who suffer the most in this crisis.” -Pope Francis Bergoglio

But that isn’t the worst of it.  Note the the last phrase in Sheen’s quote, paraphrasing satan tempting Christ: “…there is only the body, pleasure, sex, the animal, and when we die, that is the end.”

A couple of weeks ago, YET ANOTHER interview of Pope Francis by the Freemason atheist Italian newspaper magnate Eugenio Scalfari, was published.  Apologists for Francis argue that Scalfari does not record his interviews and thus his interviews, all of which have contained statements attributed to Francis that can only be described as materially heretical, cannot be trusted.  The counter-argument is that no correction, rebuttal or denial of ANYTHING contained in the Scalfari interviews has EVER been made, and beyond that, the first Scalfari interview was reprinted in the Vatican’s official newspaper, and was posted (for a time) on the Vatican’s website.  If I were to grant someone an interview and they put ONE SYLLABLE in my mouth that I did not say, much less HERESY, well, hell would hath no fury.  And I’m just a screeching hack on the internet. But I fully comprehend my responsibility to be accurate and to not cause scandal.

In the most recent Scalfari interview, Scalfari writes that Francis told him that souls that do not achieve the Beatific Vision (heaven), are ANNIHILATED.  This is undeniable heresy, if true, and again, there has been no correction, clarification or denial.  And Francis just keeps going back to Scalfari for more.

What happens to that lifeless soul? Will it be punished? How?

Francis’ answer is very clear: there is no punishment, but the annihilation of that soul. All the others will participate in the bliss of living in the presence of the Father. The annihilated souls will not be part of that banquet; with the death of the body their journey is ended and this is the basis for the missionary work in the Church: to save the lost souls. And this is also the reason why Francis is a Jesuit to the core.

Again, the last phrase in Sheen’s quote, paraphrasing satan tempting Christ: “…there is only the body, pleasure, sex, the animal, and when we die, that is the end.”

I’ll have more to say on the Heresy of Annihilation in a separate piece soon.

2.  The second temptation of Christ by satan was to win the mob via pride, vanity and egomania. In the case of Christ, the temptation was to perform an actual public demonstration of His divinity so that no one would have any choice but know that He was God. In the case of Marxists, it is to con people into believing that they will work miracles, and that they are “god”.

The truth that would answer this temptation was that faith in God must never contradict reason.
Life of Christ, page 73

We don’t need to rehash the mathematical impossibilities of governments throwing endless amounts of “free stuff” at “the poor”, aka “the mob”.  I covered that in “The One About LOAVES, FISHES, MATH and MARXIST TYRANNY”.  What jumps out at me here is Francis’ unspeakably arrogant proposition to the world that he is the first manifestation of mercy in the Church’s history – that the Church has, up until him, been devoid of and denied people mercy.  Of course, what Francis means when he says “mercy” is no such thing.  In fact, it is the diametrical opposite – permissiveness and indifference, specifically indifference to Christ Himself and the agony and offense that our sins cause Him in His Sorrowful Passion.  Francis is preaching the satanic gospel of “mercy means never having to be sorry, say you are sorry, or change your wicked ways.” And no one can deny, Francis has “won the mob”.

3.  The third temptation of Christ by satan was the temptation to compromise and parley with evil. Satan told Jesus that he would give him the world, if Jesus would only bow down and serve him. The bishops today would do well to heed Fulton Sheen’s interpretation of Christ’s response to satan:

I shall tell them that it profits them nothing to win the whole world if they lose their immortal souls. You may keep your kingdoms for the moment. Better the loss of all your kingdoms, of the whole world even, than the loss of a single soul! The kingdoms of the world must be elevated to the Kingdom of God; the Kingdom of God will not be dragged down to the kingdoms of the world. All I now want of this earth is a place large enough to erect a Cross; there I shall let you unfurl Me before the crossroads of your world!”

Life of Christ, pages 77-78.

What are the Francis buzz terms?  Encounter.  Dialogue.  Tender caressing.  Accompanying body-to-body. (Yeah, those last two are SUPER creepy.)  Proselytism is solemn nonsense.  Who am I to judge?  Stop obsessing about doctrine.  We have to find a new balance.  Their “doctors of the law mentality” destroys (souls).

In other words: compromise, parley, moderate, capitulate.

Now to the punchline.  A few days ago Francis announced in a Papal Bull, in what can only be described as the thinly-veiled threat of a complete thug, that he is creating “Missionaries of Mercy” – clerics that will be sent out to “pardon even those sins reserved to the Holy See”.  (There no longer are any sins whose pardon is reserved only to the Holy See, but in another analogue to the Obama regime, these people are mostly morons – bold and aggressive, but morons.)

18. During Lent of this Holy Year, I intend to send out Missionaries of Mercy. They will be a sign of the Church’s maternal solicitude for the People of God, enabling them to enter the profound richness of this mystery so fundamental to the faith. There will be priests to whom I will grant the authority to pardon even those sins reserved to the Holy See, so that the breadth of their mandate as confessors will be even clearer. They will be, above all, living signs of the Father’s readiness to welcome those in search of his pardon. They will be missionaries of mercy because they will be facilitators of a truly human encounter, a source of liberation, rich with responsibility for overcoming obstacles and taking up the new life of Baptism again…
I ask my brother Bishops to invite and welcome these Missionaries so that they can be, above all, persuasive preachers of mercy. May individual dioceses organize “missions to the people” in such a way that these Missionaries may be heralds of joy and forgiveness.

What this is is a direct analogue to the Obama regime’s use of so-called Executive Orders and Executive Actions to end-run the other two non-compliant branches of government.  In the Church, the Synod, and really the entire college of Bishops, would be analogous to the Congress and state legislatures, and the Supreme Court is analogous to the Apostolic Signatura, which Francis removed Cardinal Raymond Burke from last year.  Cardinal Burke was the analogue of the Chief Justice of the Vatican Supreme Court.

And so, like the Obama regime, the Francis regime has preached decentralization of power, but has, in fact, done NOTHING but concentrate and coalesce power around himself and his regime.

Typical. Marxists.

Last fall’s Synod Against the Family showed the Francis regime two things.  First, there would be “refuseniks” to the diabolical Bergoglio-Kasper plan, and second, who those “refuseniks” are.  So, in order to deal with these “enemies of the revolution”, Francis is simply going to send these “Missionaries of Mercy” out into the bishoprics of the ACTUAL, BELIEVING CATHOLIC BISHOPS, and make no mistake, their marching orders will be hold “marriage tribunals in the confessional” that would ratify all manner of adultery and concubinage.  And you know what?  I doubt there is a single bishop on the planet who would tell these so-called “Missionaries of Mercy” to stay away.  Because that is the only real option because the confessional certainly cannot be miked to ensure compliance with the teaching of Jesus Christ and His Church.

So yeah.  Francis and his puppet masters observed their fellow Marxist thug Obama’s success in using unilateral, illegal tyrannical edicts and siccing bureaucrats onto the supine underlings, and are simply copying the play in their quest to destroy the Sacrament of Marriage and thus “force” priests to desecrate the Eucharist within the Mass itself.

My work here is done.  I have broached the topic, to put it mildly.  I hope this helps.

 

Starting Tuesday Off Right: “No one who is right thinking stoops” 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.

St. Justin Martyr, pray for us!

St. Justin Martyr, pray for us!

Today is the feast of St. Justin Martyr.  St. Justin was a disciple of St. John, and was executed in ARSH 165.  His writings were important in my conversion, giving extensive insight and confirmation as to the Church from its earliest days, and in particular the undeniable truth that from day one, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Real, Physical, Substantial Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist were the source and summit of Christian life.  

THIS BOOK, “The Four Witnesses” , is an especially excellent collection of writings from the first decades after Our Lord’s Passion, Resurrection and Ascension, which I highly recommend.

Here is the record of St. Justin Martyr’s trial and execution:

The saints were seized and brought before the prefect of Rome, whose name was Rusticus. As they stood before the judgment seat, Rusticus the prefect said to Justin: “Above all, have faith in the gods and obey the emperors”.

Justin said: “We cannot be accused or condemned for obeying the commands of our Savior, Jesus Christ”.

Rusticus said: “What system of teaching do you profess?”

Justin said: “I have tried to learn about every system, but I have accepted the true doctrines of the Christians, though these are not approved by those who are held fast by error”.
The prefect Rusticus said: “Are those doctrines approved by you, wretch that you are?”

Justin said: “Yes, for I follow them with their correct teaching”.
The prefect Rusticus said: “What sort of teaching is that?”

Justin said: “Worship the God of the Christians. We hold him to be from the beginning the one creator and maker of the whole creation, of things seen and things unseen. We worship also the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He was foretold by the prophets as the future Herald of Salvation for the human race and the Teacher of distinguished disciples. For myself, since I am a human being, I consider that what I say is insignificant in comparison with His Infinite Godhead. I acknowledge the existence of a prophetic power, for the one I have just spoken of as the Son of God was the subject of prophecy. I know that the prophets were inspired from above when they spoke of His coming among men”.
Rusticus said: “You are a Christian, then?”

Justin said: “Yes, I am a Christian”.

The prefect said to Justin: “You are called a learned man and think that you know what is true teaching. Listen: if you were scourged and beheaded, are you convinced that you would go up to heaven?”

Justin said: “I hope that I shall enter God’s house if I suffer that way. For I know that God’s favor is stored up until the end of the whole world for all who have lived good lives”.
The prefect Rusticus said: “Do you have an idea that you will go up to heaven to receive some suitable rewards?”

Justin said: “It is not an idea that I have; it is something I know well and hold to be most certain”.
The prefect Rusticus said: “Now let us come to the point at issue, which is necessary and urgent. Gather round then and with one accord offer sacrifice to the gods”.

Justin said: “No one who is right thinking stoops from true worship to false worship”.
The prefect Rusticus said: “If you do not do as you are commanded you will be tortured without mercy”.

Justin said: “We hope to suffer torment for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ, and so be saved. For this will bring us salvation and confidence as we stand before the more terrible and universal judgment-seat of our Lord and Savior”.
In the same way the other martyrs also said: “Do what you will. We are Christians; we do not offer sacrifice to idols”.
The prefect Rusticus pronounced sentence, saying: “Let those who have refused to sacrifice to the gods and to obey the command of the emperor be scourged and led away to suffer capital punishment according to the ruling of the laws”. Glorifying God, the holy martyrs went out to the accustomed place. They were beheaded, and so fulfilled their witness of martyrdom in confessing their faith in their Savior.

Just Over the Transom: Report from New Latin Mass Parish in West Hollywood

Ho, ho, ho.  The parish this fellow is referring to is the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter’s brand new  parish in, of all places, West Hollywood.  How awesome is this??

Hello Ann,

How are you? I wanted to share with you my First Traditional Latin Mass experience since you were the reason why I looked into it in the first place. Thank you for the attention you give to it on your blog – I’m certain I wouldn’t have known that the TLM was still even occurring otherwise. I’m sure many of us are forever thankful.

I had always attended weekly Mass at a Novus Ordo parish with my family growing up and then attended less regularly (but still frequently) through college and after. I became much closer to God as a teenager while I attended a Jesuit high school. I know you have mixed feeling about Jesuits, but the ones at my high school and college were truly inspiring and constantly pushed us towards knowledge, intellect, faith, community service, and building your personal relationship with God. Best of all, they led by example – which is a powerful message for a young person.

My experience with the Novus Ordo Mass was positive and I always felt “soothed” after attending Mass – as if I had done something good.

Snap forward to a month ago when I found a small church offering a TLM in a rough part of LA. I had never been there before, but I expected that I would be 1 of maybe 20 people there (with the majority of attendees being 60+). I was shocked to find a totally full church packed to the rafters when I walked in. I was 15 minutes early and got one of the last available seats in a rear pew. The front right 5 rows were full of middle-school aged girls all saying the rosary aloud in unison and the front left 5 rows were full of middle-ages school boys doing the same. They must have been the kids from the parish school. The rest of the attendees were from all demographics. Young, old, Latino, Pilipino, middle eastern, white, black, families, etc. Chapel veils were everywhere :).

At my home parish, they would only put benches on the side-aisles to accommodate extra people at Christmas and Easter. However, this church had them up for a regular sunday in January and they were all full!

I absolutely loved the reverence and solemnity of it all. It was a level of solemnity that I only found when singing sacred classical music in choirs when we had the opportunity to do a requiem mass or a long format “full introit” N.O. mass.

My biggest take-away was how I felt afterwards (I know it shouldn’t matter how “I” felt since that’s a selfish reaction, but it was powerful nonetheless). Whereas with a N.O. mass I would feel “soothed” afterwards, I felt “hungry for more” after I left the Latin Mass.

I couldn’t explain it, but I find myself pursuing ever more history and information about the TLM and Catholicism in general every since. I also just finished writing to the Bishop who married my wife and I to see if I can get his outlook on the transition from the TLM to the NOM. There will be fewer and fewer priests who were raised with the TLM over the coming years, so I’d like to get their feedback on it while they’re still with us.

Long story short, thank you Ann. You have given me a new hunger for my faith.

TM