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Mailbag: Trying To Scam God

I’m not going to post the actual email text because it is very detailed and might betray anonymity, but the gist is this:

A defrocked Catholic priest married and had children.  He sexually molested his children, and children he came in contact with over the course of his career.  On his death bed, he received the Sacrament of Extreme Unction (Last Rites).   Before this, while in palliative care, the man had sexually groped the writer of the email who had gone to help with his care. One of his children claims that they had arranged for a “special version” of the Last Rites that not only absolved all of his sins, but also any temporal punishment or purgation – that he went “straight to heaven”, guaranteed.  The writer of the email has been very troubled by this, and asked for any words of clarification that I might have.

It is a VERY good and VERY fair question.  I have railed for years about the widespread and COMPLETELY JUST criticism of modern Catholics as people who are all about “gaming the system”, that is, sinning without compunction, and then just sauntering into the confessional, or, as is more common today, just thinking that they can wait until they are old and within sight of death, and THEN “have the priest say a few prayers” and BAM! All is forgiven and straight to heaven.  This premeditated, cold, calculated rationale of sinning and then appealing to nothing more than legalism is what makes people sick, and rightly so.  As I have said many times, my conversion and entry into the Church was delayed for YEARS by the scandal of this dynamic, with the Kennedy family being the exemplars.

The simple, blunt, direct answer to the writer’s question is this:

God is not a “system”.  God is a PERSONAL BEING. And no one, absolutely no one, “plays Him”, “games Him”, or “tricks Him”. Period.

At the Particular Judgment of every human being, the human being says exactly ONE WORD.  That word is, “Yes.”

For a great number of people, the “Yes” will be the acknowledgement that they are damned.

For most of the rest, the “Yes” will be the acknowledgement that they, while Redeemed by Calvary and saved by the Blood of The Lamb, are still attached to sin, and must be purged of those attachments by the purifying fire of God’s Perfect Love, because NOTHING IMPURE CAN ENTER INTO THE BEATIFIC VISION – THE COMPLETELY UNVEILED PRESENCE OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY. How God goes about this process of purification from person to person is unknown to us, but we do know for an absolute certainty that every single person in heaven will be completely and totally free from all attachment to sin. There is no sin in heaven. There is no evil in heaven. None. Zip. The Blood of the Lamb does not merely “cover” sin as the filthy arch-heretic Luther taught, it completely and totally removes it.  What is essential to understand is that almost everyone dies still attached to sin in some way or ways.  If a person dies with ANY attachment to sin, even though those sins are completely forgiven, the attachment to them MUST be purged before the person in question can enter into the full presence of God.

For a minuscule number of people, the “Yes” will be the response to Christ as He calls them to enter immediately into eternal beatitude.

So with regards to the man in the example above, since God’s Mercy is infinite, if the man truly repented, even his spectacularly heinous crimes certainly could and would be completely forgiven.  However, it also bears mentioning that if he were NOT truly sorry, and was simply “gaming the system”, God cannot be fooled, and in His Perfect Justice would, in fact, damn the man to eternal hellfire, or perhaps said more precisely, would honor the man’s own choice to reject God and let him damn himself. This outcome, this state of the man’s deepest interior, is known only to God, and thus judged ONLY by God. Can we judge the man’s actions over the course of his life? ABSOLUTELY YES.  They were sickeningly evil. Can we judge what happened in the man’s deepest interior in the hours, minutes and seconds before his death? No.  It is POSSIBLE that in the man’s last breath, he was given the grace, perhaps through the very Sacramaent of Extreme Unction that he received, of recognizing the full horror of his sins and his soul cried out in contrition to God.  THAT is what no one can know.  But, we can know from the words of Our Lord and Savior in the Gospels that many, if not most people, are, in fact, lost to hell. Knowing this GENERAL condition, we should be filled with fear and urgency not only for ourselves and the eternal fate of our own soul, but also for others. We should think about these things, and we should explain them to others.  Urgently.

I will repeat again, that this “gaming the system” mindset is a function of not having a “personal relationship with Jesus Christ”.  I use this phrase, sadly and ironically co-opted by Protestants, without hesitation, because it cuts to the heart of the matter.  The Law is nothing less than God telling man, “If you do these things, YOU WILL BREAK MY HEART.  Please, please, please, do not do these things, because when you hurt yourself, YOU HURT ME.”

Think of a (morally sane) parent whose child descends into the sins of Sodom.  The child almost certainly commits those sins completely out of sight of the parents.  The parents are not in any way physically harmed by the child engaging in sodomy.  And yet, if the parents are MORALLY SANE, the knowledge that their child is committing sins so vile, so destructive, so evil, should absolutely tear them apart inside.  It should break their heart.

Almost all of us experience a kind of this vicarious pain, this heartbreak, even for strangers.  Imagine witnessing a drunken man walking along a ledge – while he is staggering along, we see what is happening, and the potential catastrophe if he falls. When he does fall, we cry out in horror and heartbreak as we watch a man, a stranger, even a man mired in sin whose death is a direct result of his own sins, plunge to his death.

Imagine how God feels as He watches us, we whom He loves personally, infinitely and perfectly, drunk with sin, staggering along the ledge. This is why He gave us the Law.  He gave us His Law, perfect and unchanging, NOT because He is a jerk that likes to thwart our “happiness”, but because He loves us, knows exactly what is best for us, and when we do things that hurt not just others, but ourselves as well, we break His Heart. The Law is the sign (that we ignore), followed by the locked gate (that we climb over), followed by the concertina wire (that we diligently cut with our wire cutters) before we get to the ledge.

The more we think about The Law in terms of God as the PERSONAL DEITY that He is, the more we will understand and be assured that every person in heaven will be there as a perfect manifestation of God’s Infinite Mercy AND Perfect Justice IN COMBINATION.  If WE make it to heaven, when we meet other people there, including perhaps some of our own personal enemies in this life, or people that we knew by their scandal to be horrific sinners, we will not be angry, bitter or resentful to see them there.  We will be OVERJOYED, and we will sing God’s praise with our entire being that these people’s sins were washed away by God’s Infinite Mercy, and their souls purged by the fire of His Love and His Perfect Justice, just as ours will have been.

NOBODY.
SCAMS.
GOD.

I hope this helps.

Satanism: Some Things To Remember

Satanism is real, folks. It isn’t a joke or a “scary story”. It is a very real thing, and it has grown and become more sophisticated over the past century, as one would expect.  Here are just a few things to keep in mind about it.

THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF SATANISTS: ATHEISTS AND BELIEVING

Right now in the (former) U.S., there are satanist groups popping up performing rituals, and even doing charitable drives in order to attract attention.  Many of these groups are ATHEISTS who do not believe in the supernatural (God) OR the preternatural (satan, demons, etc.).  They seem to profess the superiority of the individual human will and reject any notion of objective morality.  They tend to talk a lot about “reason”.  Given their error, they tend to descend into sexual perversion and extreme hedonism as a way of manifesting their rebellion and rejection of God.  But they oftentimes openly profess that they themselves do not believe in satan, demons or hell – only in themselves.

But satan and the demons sure enough do believe in them, and these people are very, very firmly in satan’s grasp.  These people are like the daredevils that free-climb skyscrapers, cranes, etc.  They are playing with death and damnation, whether they believe it or not.

The other kind of satanism is people who actually believe in God, and in satan and hell, and freely choose to worship satan, generally in exchange for power, money and sex.  This is the type of satanism that exists in the Vatican, and was written about by Malachi Martin.  Martin’s writings are true, with only the names changed, but in obvious ways.  In fact, there is a key to all of the names in Martin’s books easily available with a simple web search.  For example, the man who ran the Church in the U.S. from the 1960s through the 1990s, Joseph Bernardin, who was a flaming sodomite, child rapist, and a practicing satanist, was codenamed Cardinal Leonardine.  Like I said, thinly veiled.

These “believing satanists” perform “black masses”, which are ceremonies that ape and completely invert the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  These “black masses” are said in Latin, and invert, step by step, the Old Rite.  They begin at the end, and go backward.  They involve murder, rape, or consensual sodomy.  Believing satanists, led by Aleister Crowley and later Anton LeVey, entered the 20th century admitting that their “liturgies” were lacking in precision, and that the Latin used was riddled with errors.  Judging by the parabolic increase in the power and influence of satanists both in the Church and throughout the world over the past few decades, apparently they have recruited Latinists and liturgists to “improve” their evil rites.

These believing satanists are Diabolical Narcissists who are literally at war with God Himself, obviously. Many DNs are attracted to the Church thinking that it will provide them with power, adulation and oftentimes sex.  When their lives don’t turn out as they wanted, when the Church and the world fail to fall at their feet, they actually turn against God Himself.  After all, for a DN, the only  truly worthy adversary is God Himself.  Already devoid of love, already devoid of empathy, already devoid of shame, and almost always highly intelligent, some of these people are identified and recruited by satanists.

Guess where satanists have mainly recruited?  Gay bars.  Joseph Bernardin was recruited out of the Columbia, SC gay bar scene when he was a pre-med undergrad at USC in the late 1940s.

And what gay bar scene has the highest concentration of priests, monks and seminarians?  The ROME gay bar scene. Just sayin’.

The credo of satanism is, “The only sin is not to sin. The only shameful act is to NOT be shameless.”  This is very close to Luther’s cry of “Sin boldly!” Thus, satanists have a scathing contempt for genuine piety, principled stands, and morality.  I have learned over the past four years that evil people within the Church will always accuse people with morality of being heretics.  So, for example, a sacreligious sodomite in the Church would accuse a person with a firm belief and understanding of the 6th Commandment of being a “Jansenist”, a “Calvinist” or a “Rigorist”.  Does this correlate 100% with satanism? No, of course not, but the roots of this mindset are satanic in origin.

Satanists, because they are DNs, tend to be very intelligent, high-functioning, charming people.  Satanists would never recruit anyone that couldn’t maintain and project an attractive facade of goodness, much less normalcy.  You would never pick a satanist out just walking down the street.  No drooling, no forked tail, no horns, etc. In fact, it tends to be the opposite – satanists are more likely to be desperately charming, resplendent even, at least superficially.

Satanists will always be connected to extreme sexual perversion and sacrilege.  Remember, any sex act with or by a priest, monk, seminarian, or nun is an act of sacrilege, above and beyond the sin of fornication and/or sodomy. So, for example, a faggot layman that cruises for priests and seminarians is committing a graver sin than the secular faggots screwing each other.  Likewise, a woman that fornicates with a priest commits a graver sin than secular faggots that commit sodomy, or secular heterosexuals that fornicate. The sins of sacrilege are sins of irreligion, which are a subset of the FIRST commandment.  The Ten Commandments are ordered and numbered as they are by God for a reason.  Sins against the First Commandment are the most grave.  Remember, the sin of adultery is the SIXTH Commandment.  So satanists, by definition, are gunning to commit the gravest sins possible, of which sacrilegious fornication/sodomy are the most common.  The fact that satanists engage in sacriligious sodomy/fornication as part of their satanic “liturgies” just puts more icing on the satanic cake.

An interesting characteristic of satanists is extreme, rapid worldly and particularly financial success.  I will not be at all surprised if at the General Judgment, when all is revealed, that the spectacularly evil founder of the Legionaries of Christ, a stone-cold racketeering organization, Marcial Maciel, is revealed to have been a satanist.  Why do I say this?  Aside from the fact that the guy was a bisexual incestuous pedophile rapist who flatly rejected Christ on his deathbed, a huge red flag is the staggering financial “success” of the Legion of Christ racketeering organization itself.  In less than 50 years, the Legion of Christ amassed a fortune of more than $30 BILLION.  That’s approaching something the size of General Motors.  The last figures I saw put the Legion of Christ’s annual operating budget at $650 million, with 650 priests.  That a million per priest per year.  Again, that is a simply staggering figure.  Given the fact that the founder and the upper echelon of the Legion of Christ racketeering cult was almost totally populated by DN psychopath sacriligious fornicators and sodomites, many of whom were child molesters, and ruined so many lives of young people drawn into its cult, it certainly gives one pause.

Another key characteristic of satanists is an overall comportment of untouchability.  They tend to commit crimes and scandals somewhat openly, operating as if they KNOW that they are protected and no one can or will touch them.  We see this in the Church, politics, finance and the entertainment industry.  Now, this can certainly be a characteristic of Diabolical Narcissism, but it also, in context, can point to possible satanism.  People involved in satanism are the epitome of an elitist clique.  Satanists protect and advance each other.  They are the ultimate mafia.  They are all about power, of which money and sex are both subsets. And, it is true that preternatural forces sometimes come into play and facilitate or enable these people’s crimes.  Satan wants these people to “succeed” in dragging more souls into hell.  Again, we need to keep reminding ourselves that satan and the demons are real, and there are preternatural forces in the world.

Now, don’t go accusing every malefactor of being a satanist, just as one shouldn’t accuse every malefactor of being a Diabolical Narcissist.  BUT, be aware of these things, especially in the context of what is going on in Rome and the Vatican.  There absolutely are satanists in the Vatican – how many I know not, but I do know that there are a hell of a lot of sacriligious sodomites and people who give every indication of hating God and being at war with Him and His Holy Church.  So, we should be aware of these things and not be caught by surprise.

I hope this helps.  And I hope I never have to write about it again.

Starting Monday Off Right: The Forex Trader Looks Scared For A Reason 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 Driving the Moneychangers from the Temple, Giotto, Scrovegni Chapel, ARSH 1305

Our Lord is leaning into it, and the Forex Traders on the right look really scared for a good reason.

Back to Work!

1. I have returned from my pilgrimage, which was absolutely lovely.  I was able to consult with very important people, and have high-level discussions.  Or, at least, I talked, they listened patiently, and they will pray for me.  But, it is always good to make in-person visits, when one can.

2. I was happy to get out of the house for a while after the burgling. Thanks be to God, and to you all, not only has the loss been restored and all costs covered, but there is an excess, which shall go to additional rent payment.  Once again, your munificence is stunning.  I like this parking spot, but am not attached to it, so if I get the sense that the event was anything more than a one-off event, I’ll move on down the track.  But, as you all know, moving is not the “funnest” thing in the world, and I’m not keen to do it for a while.  And no, I’m not traumatized or anything like that.  I’m not the kind of person to be traumatized.  You have to get up pretty early in the morning to traumatize me, or be evil on a scale that defies quantification. These thieves were not evil on that level. And I’m certainly not the type to caterwaul, navel gaze, wallow in self-pity, or otherwise act like a damn woman.  Go to Mass, pray for your enemies, trust in God, and move on.

3. For those of you who are following this “Fra Cristoforo” blog, I have smelled a rat for quite some time now.  My bee-ess meter pegged when the post went up saying “I have a bombshell document about Ratzinger’s abdication…but I won’t release it now.  I’ll release it in a month or so.”

Folks, 999 times out of 1000, when someone starts in with that “I have a secret, but I won’t tell you now – I’ll tell you later” crap, the person is dishonest, doesn’t have anything, and is trolling for attention.  Honest people don’t operate like that.  If I had a document of such vital importance, I would either release it as fast as I could, or, if there was some genuine moral impediment, I’d keep my yap shut.  But I wouldn’t attention whore.  I saw this quite a lot with the Obama birth certificate investigation, namely Sherriff Joe Arpaio and company, and it REALLY pissed me off.  If you call a press conference and say “I have blockbuster evidence…” and then don’t deliver, you’re nothing more than a damn carney. PUT UP OR SHUT UP. Karl Denninger proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Obama’s “birth certificate” was a truly amateur, obvious forgery, documented everything in detail, posted the videos immediately, and then said, “Here it is.  Take it or leave it.” And, as we all know, everyone left it. Because objective reality sometimes gets in the way of our social life.  My, we’d hate to be looked down upon by … people on FACEBOOK! BIRFER!

4. On an unrelated tangent, it occurred to me today that the (former) U.S. has no extradition treaty with Indonesia.  Just sayin’.

On a tangent to the tangent, the noun “warga negara” means “citizen” or “national” in Indonesian.  Could come in handy for an Indonesian national operating in the (former) U.S. Just sayin’.

5.  Folks, even the most cursory research shows immediately that Trump is and always has been fully in favor of so-called “universal” or “single-payer” healthcare.  These psychopathic fools have no intention of ever undoing Obamacare – only making it worse. The problem with healthcare in the U.S. is the fact that felony price-fixing and felony anti-competitive practices are not only overlooked, but fully supported by your kleptocratic oligarchy.  The insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies, in particular, engage in price-fixing, price gauging and collusion so severe that it is literally a capital-level crime against humanity.  The solution to the healthcare mess is to make non-catastrophic insurance ILLEGAL, and enforce US Code 15, Chapter 1.  Quoting Denninger now:

“You need just one simple requirement to be enforced against every medical provider of any kind: Everyone must post a price and everyone pays the same price; any sort of hiding, collusion, cost-shifting or similar is met with indictments, prosecution and prison for consumer fraud and racketeering along with violations of the Sherman, Clayton and Robinson-Patman acts.

Prices for all healthcare and healthcare commodities would immediately fall an average of 90%, maybe more, within a matter of months, and maybe weeks.  Do you understand that this means that health insurance would be UNNECESSARY, just as it has been for the entire history of the world up until just a few short years ago?  Has this thought never occurred to you? How could something go from being completely unnecessary and even illegal, to “necessary”, required by “law”, and being a larger cost than most people’s rent or mortgage payment?  Doesn’t this seem very, very, very wrong?  Of course. It is one of the biggest scams in monetary terms ever executed, and as you all have just witnessed, none of the psychopaths in your kleptocracy has any intention of doing anything about it except to grow it and protect it.

But, but, but… the quality and sophistication of care and technology justifies the increase in price, you say?

Three words:

LASIK Vision Correction.

Free market, not covered by insurance, all prices posted and advertised.

MASSIVE price deflation with simultaneous technological advancement.

It’s down to $250 per eye now, I see.  20 years ago it was $5000 per eye. I’m no math genius, but that appears to be a 95% reduction.

This would be exactly the case with heart bypass, cancer treatments, childbirth, and pretty much everything else.  EVERYTHING.  Except for the collusion, price fixing and price gauging that the current healthcare racket is built upon. Almost everyone could pay cash for their own healthcare expenses, and the indigent poor could be easily covered by, oh, I dunno… THE CHURCH (imagine that!!) and other secular charitable groups.

I’m sorry, but if you were dumb enough to think that Trump or the congress would ever, ever, ever unwind the biggest racketeering matrix in human history, you deserve what you get.  Keep writin’ those quarterly tax checks! I’m sure if the Republicans can just pick up a few more seats… OH. WAIT.

Starting Saturday Off Right: Happy New Year 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.

The Annunciation, Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Verrocchio, ARSH 1472-1475, Uffizi Gallery

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation.  Pious tradition holds that March 25th is also the day of creation (Let there be light) and the proper day on which Our Lord died.  For this reason, up until not too long ago, March 25th was a widely-used New Year’s Day in Christendom.

Above is one of my favorite images.  In particular, the archangel Gabriel on the left, whose countenance is the most perfectly ferocious look of love I have ever seen depicted.  I find it moving and inspirational, and look at it often.

Starting Friday Off Right: St. Dismas 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.

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A priest friend who is also friends with St. Philip Neri sent me the following excerpt from a biography of St. Philip:

It happened once that a thief entered his room and stole his money – the amount was small, but for his state it was a big loss. But whenever he spoke about it, with a big smile he would say that whoever stole it needed it more than he did, and that in that person’s hand that money would be better allocated than in his own, and he did not want to start an investigation.”

-From The Life of Saint Philip Neri, Bacci, ARSH 1745

But it was also mentioned to me that two other saints are particularly good at interceding for thieves:  St. Anthony of Padua, and, of course, The Penitent Thief from Calvary, St. Dismas.  The backstory of St. Dismas is fascinating and instructive.  He was an Egyptian pagan, the son of a career criminal, who followed in and exceeded his father’s wickedness.  Dismas spent his entire life robbing people, and was also a murderer.  What is not widely known is that Dismas attempted to rob the Holy Family thirty-plus years earlier as they made their flight into Egypt.  They had nothing to steal, but beyond that, Dismas was… affected by the Infant Christ. Dismas continued his life of crime, and was caught and due to his litany of crimes and infamy, was put to the most horrific death possible: crucifixion.  By grace, he repented, confessed Christ, died, and was one of the very first, if not the first person to enter Heaven.  In fact, many images of the Harrowing of Hell show St. Dismas, carrying his cross, directly behind and with Christ.  How instructive this is.

If you would like to read a more detailed account of St. Dismas the Penitent Thief, THIS IS A GREAT START.

St. Philip Neri, pray for us.
St. Anthony, pray for us.
St. Dismas, pray for us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

The Harrowing of Hell. Christ on the right, St. Dismas with his cross, on the left.

 

TWO Masses Now Being Offered For the Thieves That Broke Into My House!

HA!

Satan always loses in the end.

Now the poor, miserable souls that broke into my place yesterday and stole my April rent money will have TWO Masses offered for their repentance, conversion or reversion, and eternal salvation: there will be one today – Wednesday, and another this weekend.

I hope to meet them in heaven after my bajillion yearlong purgation, should I make it.  Anything is possible, folks, and God most certainly does write straight on crooked lines.  I guess we’ll all find out at the General Judgment how this little episode works out.

Also, while you are praying for the thieves, should you choose to do so, also remember the “Five Champagne Communists” who are my particular Lenten intention.

THANK YOU!

Please Pray For the Thieves That Broke Into My Place Today

I arrived home from Mass to find my front door ajar.

Sure enough, thieves had taken a tire iron to the front door, no small feat – it is a heck of a door with a heck of a lock – and worked it until it gave. They ransacked the place, and, in their thoroughness, found my small, at-home pile of cash, which was basically next month’s rent, to be paid this coming weekend. The big pile is kept off site. Thank goodness. But still. A month’s rent. And even more importantly, money that mostly came from benefactors. Ugh.

Everything else was either on my person, locked up, or too heavy or not of interest.  They just wanted the cash. I don’t have jewelry, so there was nothing to get in that respect either.

I have learned that when Our Lord REALLY wants the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered for some poor lost soul or souls, He sends them my way.  Nothing guarantees having the Holy Sacrifice of Calvary offered for someone than having them commit a grave sin against me personally.

Thank God I wasn’t here when they came, lest they had died in their sin. At least this way, they will have time to repent.

Anyway, please pray for the thieves, that they repent, convert or revert, die in a state of grace and achieve the Beatific Vision.

St. Philip Neri, pray for us.
St. Michael the archangel, pray for us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

 

A Call For Penance: Four Years Ago Today Bergoglio Usurped the See of Peter and this Antipapacy Began

It was four years ago today. I remember sending emails in the minutes between the appearance of the white smoke and the announcement of the usurper’s name (although I did not realize at the time the full criminal horror of what had happened, and thought I was seeing the actual announcement of a new Pope) saying that I had a terrible, terrible feeling and a profound sense of foreboding. I posted the next day that we were in massive, massive trouble with Bergoglio after receiving all manner of intel from Argentinians, and just surveying the objective dataset.  Then, when he didn’t genuflect at the consecrations of the Host and Chalice at his first Mass in the Sistine Chapel, I knew that this would probably be the end of The Church as we have known it.  I knew that satan had his man in place.

The vitriol I received in my email box was massive and immediate –  from TRAD Catholics, no less, as well as Novus Ordoists, and also the many Protestants and atheists who read me.  I remember well reading in various comment threads AND in my own email box the nauseatingly sentimental testimonies of women who “wept with joy” and “felt a profound sense of peace and serenity emanating from ‘pope’ Francis.”

Pardon me while I throw up in my mouth a little.

Good call there, ladies.  Good call.

But hey, it’s those sentimental Kathies who have the money, and set up those recurring PayPal donation profiles, so whatever Kathy and her FEEWINGS dictate, so shall it be.  Amirite?  Well, not in my world.

I’d like to make another important point today.  There are a lot of folks out there that are realizing that Pope Benedict’s attempted resignation was defective, and thus invalid.  An Italian archbishop has spoken up about the coercion and “enormous pressure”, and even Brietbart has picked up on this.   BUT, most of the major Trad Catholic blogs explicitly prohibit ANY mention of any of this in their comment threads.  They delete every comment that dare even ask the question, “Is it possible that Bergoglio is an Antipope?” Or “Given the evidence, shouldn’t we be looking at the possible invalidity of Pope Benedict’s resignation?”

Folks, more and more people are coming around to the truth and realizing that Bergoglio isn’t the pope, and never was.  But the bigger Trad blogs are doing everything possible to suppress this, and make you feel like you are alone and isolated in your suspicions, or part of a micro-tinfoilhat fringe.  You aren’t.  The people who are censoring discussion of the Bergoglioan antipapacy qua antipapacy are doing so because they fear losing donation revenue, or, for those employed by the Church, whether clergy or laymen, they fear losing their career track or benefits packages, and they fear losing social connections and prestige, and they fear being called “sedevacantists”, even though sedevacantism has nothing to do with it.  In other words, EFFEMINACY.  The pathological unwillingness to voluntarily undergo any personal discomfort, and for many, that “discomfort” is something so trivial as a reduction in website traffic, or even criticism, or merely LACK OF PRAISE on Facebook.  This is the diametrical opposite of the words of Our Lord, “Take up your cross….” The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary, the Carrying of the Cross, is particularly relevant to combatting the vice of effeminacy and developing the virtue of virility.

Which brings me to another point that I might as well make, and will doubtless make again.  Sedevacantism is NOT a political position.  The term has been hijacked and transformed into a political term, but it is no such thing.  The term “sedevacante” simply means “the See is vacant”. That is a binary question.  It has to do with an objective state of reality.  Either the See is occupied, as it is now by Pope Benedict XVI, or it is vacant.  Because people today are not able to think in a clear, logical way, I get emails all the time saying, “But, but, but if Pope Benedict XVI dies, won’t you be a sedevacantist?!!!???!?!?!?!?!”

Of course I would be.  The See would be vacant. Why is that even regarded as a “gotcha!” question?  Pope Benedict XVI is the one and only living pope.  If he were to die, since he is the one and only living pope, there would no longer be a living pope.  The See would be vacant.  That would be the OBJECTIVE REALITY. Why in the world would that change my politics?  Would I then be aligned politically with the nutballs who deny the World War II holocaust and 9/11? Of course not.  Those people have hijacked a term that is a descriptor of an objective state, the interstitial period wherein the Pope has died (or validly resigned), and the next pope has not yet been elected, and transformed it into the name of an entire warped worldview.  Well, you all may choose to go along with this ploy of the devil, but I will not.  Words have meaning, folks, and “sedevacante” does NOT mean “nutball detached from reality”. It means the See of Peter is vacant.  Period.  Yes or no. Black or white. Up or down. When the See is occupied, as it is now, it is occupied.  When it is empty, it is empty, whenever that may happen in the future, and for however long that may last.

Well, there’s a few thoughts.  I will wrap up by saying that I am enjoining particular additional penances today, including fasting, and will make a point to spend extra time before the Blessed Sacrament today. I hope you will do the same on this dark anniversary.

Saint Catherine of Siena, pray for us.
Saint Vincent Ferrer, pray for us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Hey, You Know Why There Is a Shortage of Priestly Vocations??

The sole reason there is a shortage of priestly vocations is this:

FAGGOTS.
FAGGOTS.
FAGGOTS.
FAGGOTS.
FAGGOTS.
FAGGOTS.
FAGGOTS.
FAGGOTS.
FAGGOTS.
FAGGOTS.

No heterosexual man in his right mind or not under demonic oppression wants ANYTHING TO DO WITH FAGGOTS.

The entire problem is FAGGOTS.

Period.

Until the faggots are purged, from the left, and the right, and the Trad-right, there will be no recovery. None. You cannot declare a kitchen infested with cockroaches “clean”.  Ever.

The FAGGOTS MUST BE DRIVEN OUT.

The FAGGOTS MUST BE REJECTED, REBUKED, AND SHUNNED.

NO.
MORE.
FAGGOTS.
PERIOD.