Why Bergoglio’s Next Target Is Papal Infallibility

I’ll keep this short and sweet.  Bergoglio told the heretic priest Hans Kung in a letter recently that he would happily revisit the dogma of papal infallibility, which was formally defined at the First Vatican Council in ARSH 1870.  

In issuing some document that, exactly like The Exuberance of Sodomy, doesn’t explicitly walk back Papal Infallibility or anything else, but merely states it in such a way that the premises are there, Bergoglio and the rest of the enemy infiltrators will “draw out the conclusions.”


Because this is how they will, in one fell swoop, nullify the ENTIRE 2000 YEAR MAGISTERIUM OF THE CHURCH.

Bergoglio will issue this document, let’s call it for now, “Humilitate Mea…”, and then whenever anyone brings up or cites ANYTHING in the entire Magisterium of the Church that refutes his filthy, satanic heresies, he will simply cite himself in Humilitate Mea (which if you surveyed the footnotes in The Exuberance of Sodomy, he is very, very happy to do) which will backhandedly imply, but not plainly state, that the Popes were NOT infallible, and therefore all of the previous teachings of not just the Popes, but the entire Magisterium, are neither trustworthy nor reliable.

Again, it will not be stated plainly, but the premise will be laid out, so that Bergoglio and his fags can then “draw out the conclusions”.

Pius X?  Unreliable.

Leo XIII?  Unreliable.

Pius V?  Unreliable.

Gregory the Great? Unreliable.

Even the terrible recent modernist popes, Paul VI and John Paul II, who were both explicitly contradicted in The Exuberance of Sodomy, will be thrown under the bus.  No, in Bergoglio’s church, there is only one founder, one authority, and that is Bergoglio. As he bellowed in a rage in the Casa Santa Marta dining hall last fall when the 13 Cardinals sent him the letter requesting clarification on the procedures in the phony Synod Against the Family…

(I’m in charge here!)

The result will be more chaos.  In fact, it will then be near-total chaos that can only be sorted out and order only restored by supernatural means.

So, we know that chaos is diabolical, and Bergoglio advocates it and uses it as his main tool.  We also know that Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God Almighty, the Second Person of the Triune Godhead, said in the Sermon on the Mount, “But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.”

Bergoglio and his faggot cronies are now openly admitting that Bergoglio does NOT speak plainly as a conscious tactic, precisely in order to bring about calculated destructive chaos.

It is time to cut the ridiculous, effeminate self-delusion that Bergoglio is anything other than a diabolical man firmly in the camp of the Antichrist.  This is like saying the Japanese Army’s rape of Nanking was an awkwardly executed albeit kindhearted humanitarian mission.

A Sick Realization and Other Notes

I.  I came to a truly nauseating realization this week.  I get a lot of emails from people asking about tax striking and all that.  The only piece of general, across-the-board advice I ever give is: do NOT file a false return.  If you’re ready to stop paying into the satanic putsch regime that is masquerading as the Constitutional Republic that we were born into and were citizens of, if you are ready to stop being effeminate and take up your cross, don’t file a false return.  Just don’t file.  But here is what stopped me in my tracks and made me sick.

I get lots of emails, and a non-trivial percentage of them, usually from younger people, say something like, “I want to resist, but I don’t pay taxes, I GET A REFUND CHECK EVERY YEAR.”

And then I realized what these people are thinking.  They don’t understand withholding.  Because people, especially younger people, really are that dumb.  If they get any sort of refund back, they actually think that they are “in the black” and paid less than zero tax.  You all scoff at this, but I’m telling you, people, especially younger people, really are this dumb.

II.  Another question I get frequently is, “So how would YOU deal with the fags and sex perverts?”  I have answered this before, but I’ll do it again.  I think that aberrosexuals should be dealt with through anti-obscenity laws.  It should be a class-A felony to produce, sell, traffic or display anything that depicts aberrosexuality or to engage in any aberrosexual behavior in public.  So, for example, Bruce Jenner would be arrested for appearing in public in drag – because that is an act of public obscenity.  If you are so far gone that you don’t understand that, then I look forward to NOT living in the same country as you.  Seriously.  I want to live in a nation that confesses Jesus Christ as Sovereign King, and all laws are subject to the Law of Christ.  So, these laws would be enforced by a combination of imprisonment and deportation.  Yes, I would absolutely support stripping people who are incorrigible, publicly manifesting aberrosexuals of their citizenship and deporting them.  Look folks, you better get your heads around the fact that we are SPRINTING towards a point where decent human beings who are not only actual, believing Christians, but merely people who believe in the Natural Law are simply not going to be able to live in the same society as the “post-human” population.  There is going to have to be a massive, permanent segregation.  These sex perverts will never, ever, ever relent.  They will not stop until they have either physically murdered or vampirically transformed (spiritually murdered) every single human being into aberrosexual monstrosities like themselves.  They are diabolical, and like the demons, they will never, ever back off or self-correct.

Look, I know it’s really awkward and uncomfortable, but we all need to face the facts.  In the Mosaic Law, aberrosexuality was punishable by death.  We all need to man up and ask ourselves as Christians, “Okay, why?”  The answer to that question is being answered right now.  Aberrosexuality was a capital offense because it is derivative of Diabolical Narcissism, and Diabolical Narcissists MURDER HUMAN SOULS.  If a person is so far descended into DN that they are lusting after people of the same sex, or desiring to mutilate their bodies and parade around as a member of the opposite sex, or have sex with children, dead bodies, animals or whatever, then they are a clear and present danger to the souls of those around them.  It is that simple.

If a person walks outside right now and someone drives by with an Uzi and pumps him full of bullets and murders his body, does that, in and of itself, have anything to do with his soul and whether or not he goes to heaven or hell?  Nope.  He had every chance to die in a state of grace, and hopefully, he did.

But if a DN sex pervert scandalizes him such that he loses his faith and descends into Diabolical Narcissism himself, does that have anything to do with the ETERNAL FATE OF HIS SOUL?  You’re darn right it does. Think of it this way: if you walked out into the hall and there was a king cobra reared in full hood in the middle of the hallway, what would you do?  You’d haul your ass back into the bedroom AND SHUT THE DOOR.  You would get away from it, and then put a barrier between you and the cobra.  It is exactly the same with these faggots and perverts that are hunting us and our children.  They are INCREDIBLY dangerous because their quarry is SOULS.  Now, I know pretty much no one is going to actually do anything about this, and you all will continue to pay your cable and satellite fees, and watch your precious faggot teevee shows and movies, and send your kids and grandkids into the schools which are basically faggot indoctrination centers because, you know, someone might call you a bigot or a hater or something like that.  But, as has been the case for years now, this website is pretty much all about leaving a digital record that there were at least a few of us who saw and understood what was going on.

III.  So Prince died.  There is nothing like death to lay bare how truly far-gone Christian culture is today.  I have seen people saying over and over again, “Prince lives on in our memories.  As long as we remember him, he is still with us.” You’ve heard this too with regards to the dead.  This is pretty much standard rhetoric these days.  And it is proof of the mass apostasy and the new humanistic religion that is now called “Christianity”.  When people say that a person’s existence is contingent upon THEIR/OUR knowledge and remembrance of the dead person, that is basically saying that we are the authors of existence, and that other people exist not as independent subjects, but merely as objects in our mind. It is the deification of the self to claim that another person’s existence is contingent upon our memory of him.

Prince exists now and will continue to exist for all eternity, whether there are any human beings to remember him or not.  In fact, the vast, vast, vast majority of people who have ever lived are completely forgotten and unknown to people alive today. And yet every single human being still exists.  Where are they?  They are either in the Beatific Vision, aka The Church Triumphant, aka Heaven, OR they are in Purgatory on their way to Heaven, or they are in hell. Nowhere in that list is, “living on in someone’s mind.”

Now I don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but all of the literature on Diabolical Narcissism agrees that DNs do not perceive or acknowledge the humanity of other people.  They view other people as 3-D cartoons at best, mere characters in the ongoing novel of their life whose only function is to advance the plot.  And so we see how deeply infected our culture is with Narcissistic tendencies and mindsets when people speak openly of the dead as if they were merely fictional characters, and so long as I say Prince is still alive in my mind, then Prince is still alive, because I am the author of reality and existence.

No, Prince Rogers Nelson is dead and has faced Jesus Christ and been judged.  And looking at Prince’s oeuvre, we should all tremble at the thought of that, and pray.  But no one is doing that, because people aren’t Christian anymore – they are narcissistic, self-worshiping humanists.


(Originally penned and posted on May 17, ARSH 2012, before anyone knew who Bergoglio was, or had even imagined that the Washington DC regime would be threatening to impose heavy sanctions on states that did not permit criminally insane sex perverts to shower and defecate in restrooms and locker rooms with female children. God help anyone still alive four years from now.)

Yesterday was the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord. Forty days after the Resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven in the sight of a rather large crowd of His disciples. It was very dramatic, as the sight of a Man levitating straight up into the sky and passing into the clouds and out of sight would tend to be. Imagine a Saturn V rocket or Space Shuttle launch, except a Man, who was just in front of you, speaking and eating with you, suddenly zoomed straight up into the clouds like a Saturn V. This isn’t a fairy tale. This really happened. Can you imagine how simultaneously terrifying and wonderful such a sight would be? The word for it is the overused-to-the-point-of-being-meaningless word “awesome”. The Ascension was AWESOME.

Anyway, the gospel for today’s Mass in the 1962 Missal is the Markan account of the Ascension, and it ties perfectly into what the recent topic has been around here, namely the feminizing and attempted reduction of Our Lord into a brainless, castrated, impotent equivalent of a pet dog who is too stupid to relate to us in any way more sophisticated than “slobbering us with kisses.”

In the modernist, post-conciliar (Bergoglian) milieu WE are the master. WE call the shots. WE are the arbiters of truth. WE are the standards of goodness. Jesus? He’s the the dog. Pat him on the head, put some food in the dish, and let Him out to pee once a week. And if He isn’t all slobbery kisses and if He gets underfoot, or barks, or becomes in any way inconvenient, well, we’ll just put Him down and go find some other dog, and then we’ll name THAT dog “jesus”. (Or maybe… Francis.)

The entire reading is Mark 16:14-20, but let’s just luxuriate in the first verse, verse 14:

 At length He appeared to the eleven as they were at table: and He upbraided them with their incredulity and hardness of heart, because they did not believe them who had seen Him after He was risen again.

He UPBRAIDED them. He didn’t “slobber them with kisses.” The Risen Christ, Resurrected and Transfigured in Glory UPBRAIDED them for not believing.


Here is the Merriam-Webster definition of “upbraid”:

1. To criticize severely : to find fault with
2. To reproach severely : to scold vehemently

He chewed their asses. Up one side and then back down the other.

Think about this. He is minutes away from ascending and instead of “slobbering them with kisses” Jesus Christ, in perfect charity and complete love, in order to make absolutely certain that they got His message and understood exactly what was going on and what they were expected to do so that they and the rest of the world could hear the Gospel, criticized them, found fault with them, reproached them, and scolded them. Vehemently.

And then, after getting their butts chewed by God Almightly, they watched Him ascend to heaven in a terrifying and awesome display, the purpose of which was to put an exclamation point of masculine, virile, potent command on the Great Commission to go forth and spread the Gospel to every corner of the earth. He could have just disappeared. He could have walked off into some trees and vanished without any drama. He could have done the Shoeless-Joe-Jackson-disappearing-into-the-cornfield schtick.  But He didn’t do that. He went all Saturn V on them.

And you know what? That’s exactly what those people did. They went forth and spread the Gospel, and most of them were executed for doing it. Why? Because masculine strength and virile potency is inspiring and beautiful and attractive and good – these are Godly qualities. Masculine strength says, “I care enough about you to chew your ass, and I want you to follow me into battle and fight beside me because I think you’re worth it and I believe in you. But you need an ass-chewing, and I’m going to give it to you.” Think Patton. Think Aragorn (fictional). Think Charles Martel. These leaders are mere types that point to the ultimate Man and Leader of Men, Jesus Christ.


But, as I said, the Freemasonic-Marxist-homosexualist infiltrators have purged all of this from the Liturgy, the priesthood and the Church so that you are primed to be rolled by the State and will refuse to fight for Truth, Goodness, Beauty or Justice. Who are you going to follow? Are you going to follow “superfun girly pacifist jesus”, who is really the non-existent imaginary friend of countless homosexual priests and bishops, and a mere fictional propaganda mascot of the Marxist infiltrators, who could not give any less of a crap about you, or whether you end up in heaven or hell? Imaginary “girly jesus” wants to slobber you with kisses so you’ll LIKE HIM, and who, conveniently enough, ratifies and encourages the sin of COWARDICE.

The brutality of a totalitarian oligarchy is DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL to the cowardice of the men of the non-oligarch “underclass.”

I am hard-pressed to think of a more cowardly population of men than the men of contemporary Western Christendom; an entire culture of men who are too soft and morally flaccid to even stand up to a bunch of raging, queeny faggots.

You do the math.

Final Evacuation Complete & Assorted Variety

I.  The final evacuation of Babylon-upon-Gomorrah is complete, as in leaving the keys in the mailbox and shaking the dust from the sandals.  Thank God for U-Haul.

II. Thanks for all of the inquiries about the back.  I hired pro movers to load the U-Haul, but not to unload, and while I definitely guarded and was cautious with my back, I still carried and lifted plenty, with no ill effects or pain.  So clearly things are much, much better.  Now I just need to keep it that way.

III.  I enjoy rowing (on a machine), and started doing it years ago when I was doing CrossFit.  Rowing is a fantastic exercise, especially for the back, as well as a great aerobic workout – without the joint-killing pounding of jogging.  I suppose I should start posting my distances and times here as a form of accountability…

IV.  I have become impatient with the videographer of the Diabolical Narcissism video for not yet delivering the product, and have started sending curt emails.  Hopefully this will have an effect.  Thanks to all of you who have sent emails saying already how much the few essays I have already written on DN have helped.  Believe me, I haven’t even begun.  Heck, the video, which is two hours and forty-five minutes long, is just a glancing introduction to the subject. I had to intentionally limit huge topics to only one or two slides, for example islam and Marxism vis-a-vis DN.  Islam and Marxism are both satanic political systems that drive people into DN – that is, encourage and abuse people into voluntarily purging all love from their hearts, leaving them voluntarily devoid of empathy and capable of only the demonic emotional palate of anger, hatred, jealousy and fear.  I could have talked for an hour just about that.  But, it will all be presented in writing here.  What I am writing right now is an explanation of Diabolical Narcissism amongst the clergy, and also laymen.  Yes, there are DNs who literally hate God and His Church and dedicate their lives to destroying The Church from the inside out and warring against God.  And yes, I think it is highly probable that Jorge Bergoglio is one such DN.  I explain how the DN’s relationship with God progresses and how God and His Church eventually become the objects of the DN’s rage.

V.  On a very happy note, the priest who offers the Holy and August Sacrifice of the Mass for you, my benefactors, every Tuesday morning at 0830 Eastern, has recorded a recitation of The Last Gospel with the text so that you all can hear what the Latin sounds like.  Remember, the Last Gospel is John 1: 1-14.

Prophecy of St. Francis of Assisi About A Destroyer Pope

Beware anyone who scoffs at this and dismisses it as “crazy talk”. The points match up so thoroughly it simply no longer can be dismissed.  And either we believe that St. Francis of Assisi was who the Church says he was, or he was a madman and these are the ravings of a madman, and all of the miracles attributed to him are lies.  But you can’t have it both ways – and isn’t that the overall theme in all of this?

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, no matter what anyone tells you, you can’t have it both ways.


1. The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold [a pandemic of Diabolical Narcissism], and the malice of the wicked will increase.

2. The devils will have unusual power, the immaculate purity of our Order, and of others, will be so much obscured that there will be very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with loyal hearts and perfect charity. At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavor to draw many into error and death [Check!].

3. Then scandals will be multiplied, our Order will be divided, and many others will be entirely destroyed, because they will consent to error instead of opposing it.

4. There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God. [Terrifying]

5. Then our Rule and manner of life will be violently opposed by some, and terrible trials will come upon us. Those who are found faithful will receive the crown of life; but woe to those who, trusting solely in their Order, shall fall into tepidity, for they will not be able to support the temptations permitted for the proving of the elect.

6. Those who preserve in their fervor [because intensity of feeling is a GOOD thing] and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for the truth, will suffer injuries and, persecutions as rebels and schismatics; for their persecutors, urged on by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent men from the face of the earth [before this is all over, people will be scrambling to turn in their family members and friends, oftentimes for financial reward], but the Lord will be the refuge of the afflicted, and will save all who trust in Him. And in order to be like their Head, [Christ] these, the elect, will act with confidence, and by their death will purchase for themselves eternal life; choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing [NOTHING], and they will prefer to perish rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy. [Those who choose to remain faithful to Jesus Christ and His Holy Church can expect to die an unnatural death.] 

7. Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days JESUS CHRIST WILL SEND THEM NOT A TRUE PASTOR, BUT A DESTROYER.”

Starting Wednesday Off Right: St. Peter Canisius 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.


“Better that only a few Catholics should be left, staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they should, remaining many, desire as it were, to be in collusion with the Church’s enemies and in conformity with the open foes of our faith.”

-St. Peter Canisius

Video Animation of the Bergoglian Pontificate Released

This is two hours and forty minutes long, but it is most informative.  The election of Bergoglio is at 00:01:04. Within minutes, a few knew of the inevitable impending doom – but most remained blissfully ignorant or in denial.

Amoris Laetitia happens at 02:39:23.

When the ship goes down, the lifeboats ARE the ship.  The good news is, there is room for as many as want to go.  Lifeboat capacity is infinite.  There is no “women and children only” order, no need for husbands and fathers to bid farewell to their wives and children.  Sadly, as at 01:26:51, a lifeboat with room for 65 launches with only 12 aboard. Most will stay, and most will die.

Starting Tuesday Off Right: Vita Erat Lux Hominum 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.

In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. John 1: 4

In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. John 1: 4

News is going around today that scientists have discovered that there is literally, no joke, a flash of light at the moment of fertilization of an egg when new life begins.  It has to do with zinc being released and fluorescing.  Here is the money quote and link:

The bright flash occurs because when sperm enters and egg it triggers calcium to increase which releases zinc from the egg. As the zinc shoots out, it binds to small molecules which emit a fluorescence which can be picked up by camera microscopes.

Over the last six years this team has shown that zinc controls the decision to grow and change into a completely new genetic organism.

I have a particular fondness/devotion to The Last Gospel.  Now, if you are Novus Ordo, you have no idea what I am talking about because the Freemasonic-Communist-Sodomite infiltrators cut the Last Gospel from the Novus Ordo Mass, which is proof of their malevolency and malignancy.  The Last Gospel, which is the first 14 verses of the Gospel of John, is read at the end of almost every Mass.  And it should be, because it is one of the most beautiful, if not THE most beautiful piece of prose ever written.  If you look at an altar set up for a Tridentine Mass, there are three altar cards – left, center and right – which contain the text of various fixed prayers of the Mass.  The altar card on the left, or Gospel side of the altar, is The Last Gospel.

The news today about a literal flash of light at the moment of conception immediately reminded me of verse 4 in The Last Gospel, “In ipso vita erat, et vita erat lux hominum”, which means, “In Him was life, and the Life was the Light of men.”

Verse 5 goes on to say, “Et lux in tenebris lucet, et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt.” “And the Light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”


I always recite (at a whisper) The Last Gospel along with the priest – whether I can hear him or not.  All genuflect at the words, “Et verbum caro factum est”, “And the Word was made flesh”, so one just keeps one’s eye on the priest, and you “match up” at the genuflection if you can’t hear.  I have the sneaking suspicion that Our Lord likes hearing us say those words, and that He especially likes it when He can listen to us say them from the inside, as His physical substance is just proximal to our heart.  I recommend that everyone do the same – it certainly can’t hurt. If you still have no choice but to go to Novus Ordo Mass, just say it yourself at the end of Mass after the blessing and during or after the recessional.

I should record audio of it, as I can’t seem to find anything on YouTube.


In principio erat Verbum, et Verbum erat apud Deum, et Deus erat Verbum. Hoc erat in principio apud Deum. Omnia per ipsum facta sunt: et sine ipso factum est nihil, quod factum est. In ipso vita erat, et vita erat lux hominum: et lux in tenebris lucet, et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt.

Fuit homo missus a Deo, cui nomen erat Joannes. Hic venit in testimonium ut testimonium perhiberet de lumine, ut omnes crederent per illum. Non erat ille lux, sed ut testimonium perhiberet de lumine. Erat lux vera, quae illuminat omnem hominem venientem in hunc mundum. In mundo erat, et mundus per ipsum factus est, et mundus eum non cognovit.

In propria venit, et sui eum non receperunt. Quotquot autem receperunt eum, dedit eis potestatem filios Dei fieri, his qui credunt in nomine ejus: qui non ex sanguinibus, neque ex voluntate carnis, neque ex voluntate viri, sed ex Deo nati sunt. Et Verbum caro factum est, et habitavit in nobis: et vidimus gloriam ejus, gloriam quasi unigeniti a Patre plenum gratiae et veritatis.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him: and without Him was made nothing that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to give testimony of the light, that all men might believe through him. He was not the light, but was to give testimony of the light. That was the True Light, which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world. He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.

He came unto his own, and His own received him not. But as many as received Him, He gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in His Name. Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, the glory as it were of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

The Key Character in Brideshead Revisited Is Mrs. Beryl Muspratt

In the aftermath of “The Exuberance of Buttsecks” more than one piece was written on the novel “Brideshead Revisited”, and how the entire point of the novel was essentially mocked unto destruction by Bergoglio and his army of diabolical faggots.  I wrote on this previously in September of ARSH 2014.  Here is that piece, even more relevant now than it was before. I have updated a couple of terms.


There are a few more points on the subject of shame that I would like to expand upon.  The first comes from the novel “Brideshead Revisited”, which demonstrates, completely contrary to the Modernist, post-Christian, Bergoglian heresy, how shame is a medicinal mercy.  If we can self-generate shame without having to have it applied from the exterior, then so much the better.  In fact, we pray for shame in the First Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary – The Agony in the Garden, the fruit of which is “sorrow for sin”.  Shame.  We beg God to grant us the grace of shame.  But for many people, the shaming must be generated, at least initially, externally.  This is a function of charity – true charity, not the mindless platitude consisting of indifference yielding permissiveness, or in giving people “free stuff”, or just simply “what makes them happy”.  No, true charity is joy in the existence of another and thus a focused desire that that person make it to heaven.  Full stop.

If you are not familiar with Brideshead Revisited, the context is easily explained.  Set between the World Wars in England, Julia is civilly divorced from Rex, and is shacking up with Charles, who is also civilly divorced.  Charles and Julia make a real cute couple and “love” each other (inasmuch as people who express their “love” for one another do so by knowingly flagellating and crucifying Christ in exchange for having an orgasm, can actually be said to love one another in any honest sense of the word.)  Bridey is Julia’s older brother.

[Bridey has just announced his engagement to Beryl Muspratt, a widow with three children. Julia asks why he hasn’t brought Beryl to Brideshead to meet her]

Lord Brideshead ‘Bridey’: [pompously] You must understand that Beryl is a woman of strict Catholic principle, fortified by the prejudices of the middle classes. I couldn’t *possibly* bring her here. It is a matter of indifference whether you choose to live in sin with Rex or Charles or both – I have always avoided enquiry into the details of your ménage – but in no case would Beryl consent to be your guest.
Julia Mottram: Why, you pompous ass!
[Julia walks out of the room, holding back tears]
Charles Ryder: Bridey! What a bloody offensive thing to say to Julia.
Lord Brideshead ‘Bridey’: [coldly] It was nothing she should object to. I was merely stating a fact well known to her.

Long story short, Julia eventually breaks off her affair with Charles and lives at home, alone for the rest of her life, reconciled to Our Lord through His Holy Church, namely through the Sacrament of Confession. Charles also converts to Catholicism and, it is presumed, lives a chaste life as well.

Beryl Muspratt, painted by all of the protagonists as a villain, ugly, frumpy, judgmental, and emblematic of “everything wrong with the Church”, even though she is never directly seen in the novel, only discussed and quoted a few times by others, is the most heroic figure in the novel.  She is reported as always being kind to Julia, but unwavering in her defense of the Truth, in this case the Truth about marriage and the Sixth Commandment.  Thus, she could never consent to being a guest in the home of a woman – even her own sister-in-law – whom she knows to be Living in Sin, because to do so would ratify the sin itself, ratify the torture and murder of God Himself, and also REDUCE the likelihood that Julia (and Charles) would repent, correct their situation, and die confessed and in a state of grace, be that five minutes hence, or five decades.  Beryl cannot coerce Julia or anyone else to love God, but she can and rightly does apply medicinal shame to Julia in the hopes that the pain of that shame might lead Julia to stop torturing and killing Christ, and thus utterly rejecting His Love in favor of having orgasms with a cute guy, and in so doing, damning herself to hell.

It is precisely because Julia was made to feel PROFOUNDLY ASHAMED by Beryl refusing to enter her home that Julia set out on the road to repentance.  If Beryl had been a typical Novus Ordo FrancisNewMercyChurch Kathy-zombie of today and sought to “encounter” and “accompany” Julia with the “tender caresses” of mendacious FrancisMercy, manifested by indifference to Julia and her mortally sinful lifestyle, Julia would have been EDIFIED IN HER SIN, and thus would not have repented and corrected.  And neither would Charles – both would have been lost to hell, in all likelihood.

Interestingly, Bridey, the older brother, is revealed by his own words as being “indifferent”, and thus it is BRIDEY, with his lack of charity for the soul of his own sister, that is the most villainous character in this particular scene.  But even then, he concludes by stating that Julia has no right to object to the statement of facts which she already knows – namely the Sixth Commandment and Our Lord’s words in Matthew 19.  The only thing Julia has a right to object to or be hurt by is Bridey, her own brother, declaring that he is “indifferent” to her sin, and thus to the fate of his own sister’s soul, not to mention Charles’ soul.  That’s it.  And Beryl Muspratt is indeed the heroine of the novel.