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Sticky Post: Ann’s First Paperback Book of Collected Essays Now Available

As promised, here is “Collected Essays of Ann Barnhardt: Book One”.  The price is $18.50.  Makes a great gift.  Or a great gag gift. Topics include women’s rights, monetary and banking theory, and pacifism, all delivered in Ann’s dry, diffident and prevaricating style.

Essays include: “How We Are the Gold”, “Jesus Christ: Economist”, “Mark of the Beast Explained”, “Notes for Apres la Guerre, Parts 1 and 2”, “Defense Spending and Shadow Welfare”, “How Justice Demands Inequality”, and “The Marxist-Capitalist Spectral Doughnut”.

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Mailbag: A Bonzer Youngling Sheila Checks In

Dear Ann,

My name is A and I am writing to you after listening to your last podcast, wherein you talked about the average age of your listeners. Well, at the age of 25, I’m happy to say that I’m one of your younger listeners! I have actually been reading your blog since 2011, when your Koran-burning video went viral. I was 17 and in high school when I came by it through my mother, who received it in a chain email. I have to say that I couldn’t believe what I saw! Having been raised in an irreligious family by politically left-leaning parents, I was just fascinated to see that someone dared speak out against islam (at the time, I too thought of islam as just another religion like Christianity). So, completely captivated, I jumped onto your website and started reading your blog posts, and I’ve stayed ever since. Of course, at first, I thought you were absolutely crazy (especially after I read your thoughts on women’s suffrage!) but over time, I was won over by your clear and logical explanations. Through your posts, I also started to gain an interest in Catholicism. At that time, I was a baptised Catholic, but in name only. My family did not attend church. So, from that point on, I did a lot of research on Catholicism, and went on to read the Bible from cover to cover. By the time I moved to Australia to attend university, I was a full-on Catholic, who couldn’t wait to attend her first Latin Mass.

Now I am pleased to say that I am married to a wonderful and traditional Catholic man, and together we have a little baby girl. We are also part of a great Catholic community who work together to fight for good (currently, we are protesting against an extreme abortion bill in New South Wales, Australia). I don’t think that any of this would have happened if you hadn’t filmed that crazy video of yours with the Big Shock Factor! I am almost certain that I would have come to university and gobbled up the leftist garbage, and who knows what would have become of me! I definitely owe you a very tardy thank you for inspiring me to question modern thought and opening my mind up to different ideas.

I still enjoy your content very much, though now primarily through your podcasts, which are easy to listen to while I balance my daily tasks of caring for a baby, keeping a house, and studying part-time. So, I implore you to keep up the great work and know that you have made huge differences in people’s lives through your work.

God bless you!

With love and gratitude,

A

Mailbag: Putting away the things of a child

The following letter came across the transom from a listener to Barnhardt Podcast #092:

Howdy Ann,

Early in the last show you were discussing the average age of your listeners skewing towards the older end of the spectrum, and that you’d like to hear from any young listeners/readers that you have, especially regarding their media habits.

I’ve been a fan of your content since about the age of 18, when i was still making the journey from baptized paganry to true-blue Catholicism. You were an important part of that conversion and I’d like to thank you. Now I am a 20 year-old married man with one baby girl on the way, thanks be to God.

Regarding media usage, I’ve certainly cut down in the past years, following your recommendation to ditch social media and TV, and whittling away at my video game time as well. Frankly, I never liked social media in the first place, as I’ve always been quite the nerd and never had many friends, so I suppose that makes me a bit of an outlier. However, video games have been my long-standing media struggle since I was a kid. Specifically, fantasy role-playing games where you take the role of a knight or wizard or what have you, have always provided a sense of security and escapism to me. When I was a youngling it was about ignoring a world where I wasn’t well-liked, but now that I’m an adult it seems like an escape from the horrors of the modern world itself. It’s a constant struggle to make good use of my time, but with the help of the Rosary and the Sacraments it’s something I’ve slowly been overcoming. I’m not sure how common this particular video game pathology is, but those are my two-cents on the media question anyway. Thank you for having Masses offered for everyone and fighting the good fight, and I hope we can meet in heavenly glory some day.

Best Regards,

A Young Fan

What an outstanding and encouraging letter.  Bravo to “Young Fan” for realizing that his video game habit is problematic.  Let me offer a bit of tough love in order to give “Young Fan” something to chew on:

Young Fan, you are a husband and father now.  You are a man, not a child, and certainly not that modern monstrosity, the “man-child”.  Escapism, game-playing, and certainly the deplorable wasting of time is no longer acceptable.  Speaking as a woman, even though I have never been married, let me assure you with complete certainty that for your wife, and eventually your children, the sight of you sitting, zombie-like, staring blankly into a gaming screen will be the OPPOSITE OF ADMIRABLE.  Frankly, for a young father, a young Christian man to flee from reality and his responsibilities as a man, of which ENGAGING AND INTERACTING WITH YOUR FAMILY AT OR NEAR THE TOP OF THE LIST, is pathetic, and the epitome of effeminacy. I think you know this already.

If your video games are on a gaming console, THROW THE ENTIRE CONSOLE AWAY.  I’m not joking.  Put the damn thing in the trash where it belongs.

If your games are on your PC or laptop, delete them and throw away any physical software media.

When I quit television in February ARSH 2009, I went cold turkey.  It is the best way to do it.  Just end it.  “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”

This decision will make a massive, massive difference not only in your marriage, but also in the lives of your children.  Think of the HOURS and HOURS and HOURS that you will spend being present to your family as the head of the household, and the head of your marriage – conversations and adventures that you will have with your wife and kids that WILL NOT HAPPEN if you continue to “game”, and in doing things that help you to advance in sanctity, such as reading, outdoor activities, keeping physically fit, developing hobbies and skills, developing in-person friendships with other men and families, and, of course, prayer.

You can do it. Be assured of our prayers for you, your wife, your baby daughter in the oven, and all of your children yet-to-come.  Be ADMIRABLE: admirable to your wife, and admirable to your children.

Don’t fantasize about being a great man: ACTUALLY BE A GREAT MAN.

I’ll conclude with St. Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians:

Quando autem factus sum vir, evacuavi quae erant parvuli.

But, when I became a man, I put away the things of a child.

 

Barnhardt Podcast #092: Ann (she/her), SuperNerd (I/T?)

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In this episode we briefly remember the events of September 11, 1683 and then discuss in greater detail September 11th of 2001 — and the surreal reality that what is so vivid in our minds is just an entry in a history book for kids today (except the war is still going). Then, consistent with the nature of our usual activities, we addressed modern media and the profaning of God’s name, the transanity insanity of pronouns, and what will get you banned from Twitter, Facebook, and PayPal. And remember: Bruce Jenner is a MAN!

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The Infant Jesus of Prague handles Ann’s financial stuff. Click image for details.

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Quick Review of Terms: Celibacy, Chastity, Continence

Celibacy is to not be married, which must now be explained to be between one human male and one human female.

Chastity is to not sin with regards to sex, both inside and outside of marriage.

Continence is to not engage in the marital embrace.

Sodomite priests often snarkily claim that they are not breaking their vows of celibacy because they are not married, and that sodomy is therefore licit for them. They often say this to their victims when they are grooming them. “The only vow I took was to not marry a woman. No problem! Eeew!”

Chaste sodomy” is an ontological impossibility, as is “homosexual marriage” (pseudogamy).

The only way for a celibate to be chaste is to not engage in any genital activity whatsoever. Period. No spouse, no sex.

Married couples are called to chastity by only engaging in licit sex with each other which is open to the transmission of life. Sexually active married couples should be and are expected to be chaste.

Continence is to not engage in the marital embrace. Married couples can together choose to be continent, either for a phase or season, or perpetually.

All of the Apostles except St. John were almost certainly married, but upon being ordained priests and bishops by Our Lord immediately entered into perfect perpetual continence with their wives. Thus only St. John was celibate, but all of the Apostles were chaste and continent.

All married priests were understood to be perfectly and perpetually continent. It went without saying, because it was obvious that a man who offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was espoused to Christ and His Church. It is a testament to how far gone a culture is that clerical continence is not instantly understood and naturally assumed with married priests and deacons, and even elicits rage when mentioned.

These terms, especially “celibacy“, are misused today almost as a rule across the board. Words have meaning and are not interchangeable. We should use these words correctly ourselves, and charitably correct others when they misuse them.

The VISIBILITY of it continues to astound: “The Pope likes him.”

Across the transom.  An EXCELLENT catch.

Dear Ann,

Keep up the good work. Re: BiP, I saw this bit (https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/pope-francis-criticizes-former-doctrinal-head-muller-he-has-good-intentions-but-is-like-a-child) from Maike Hickson at LSN from the same interview where Bergoglio expressed his happiness at being attacked by Americans. When asked about Cdl Müller’s (oblique) criticisms of him,
‘Pope Francis’ is reported to have answered: “He has good intentions, he is a good man. The Pope likes him. But he is like a child.” ‘

(I checked the original German at Katholisch.de and the translation is sound. Moreover the German reporter prefaces the quote by writing “Francis said verbatim…”)

E

What a good catch.  Antipope Bergoglio here is referring to Pope Benedict Ratzinger, who appointed his fellow German, and personal friend, to head the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in ARSH 2012, the post which Joseph Ratzinger held before becoming Pope in ARSH 2005.

“The Pope likes him.”

Yep. The Pope does like him. The Antipope, however, hates him and fired him because as head of the CDF which is tasked with investigating sexual misconduct allegations, Müller was digging into Antipope Bergoglio’s sodomite predator buddies and wasn’t willing to “play ball” to Antipope Bergoglio’s satisfaction.  So, Antipope Bergoglio fired Müller and installed the unctuous Jezwit Luis Ladaria, who was himself indicted in France for covering up the sexual assault of children by sodomites, but has avoided trial by Bergoglio claiming diplomatic immunity for his sodomite heretic lapdog, Ladaria.

Yet another glaring, and frankly AWESOME example of how even the enemies of Christ and His Holy Church proclaim the truth.  The High Priest Caiaphas declared Christ’s divinity when he said, “Neither do you consider that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.” Pontius Pilate declared Christ’s Kingship when he wrote “Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews” on the crucifixion placard, and refused to change it when asked by the Jews to add “…who says he is…”  Pilate’s reply echoed throughout all time: “What I have written, I have written.”

In this case, even Antipope Bergoglio calls Pope Benedict THE POPE.

Just another datum in a massive, massive visible dataset. Great catch, E.  Danke schoen!

Pray for Pope Benedict XVI, the Papacy, and Holy Mother Church.

Our Lady, Mother of Priests….

Our Lady, Mother of Priests, we beg your intercession.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, 
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, 
implored your help, or sought your intercession, 
was left unaided. 
Inspired by this confidence, 
I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. 
To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. 
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, 
despise not my petitions, 
but in your mercy, hear and answer me.
Amen.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us, on Your priests, and on Your Holy Church.

Every one of them.

Antipope Bergoglio Has Already Verbally Ratified Non-Priests Offering Fake Masses. But If You Question the Circumstances of February ARSH 2013, You Are a “Stupid Schismatic”.

Ordination, schmordination. Priesthood, schmriesthood. Validity, schmalidity.

It seems that Antipope Bergoglio has already given the green light to non-priests offering totally invalid non-Masses.

And, voilá, you’ve got yourself an actual ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION.

And he shall confirm the covenant with many, in one week: and in the half of the week the victim and the sacrifice shall fall: and there shall be in the temple the abomination of desolation: and the desolation shall continue even to the consummation, and to the end.
Daniel 9: 27

And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall defile the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the continual sacrifice, and they shall place there the abomination unto desolation. And such as deal wickedly against the covenant shall deceitfully dissemble: but the people that know their God shall prevail and succeed.
Daniel 11: 31-32

And from the time when the continual sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination unto desolation shall be set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred ninety days.
Daniel 12: 11

If we look up the term “Abomination of Desolation”, we quickly discover that this term has also been translated from the Hebrew in the book of Daniel to … wait for it … DESOLATING SACRILEGE.

I can’t think of a more precise example of an act of SACRILEGE that renders DESOLATION (a state of complete emptiness or destruction) than having men not ordained to the priesthood ape the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, thus yielding NO CONSECRATION, and IDOLATRY.

And remember, every Saint, every Father and Doctor of the Church, an infallible Ecumenical Council, absolutely EVERYONE has been ALL WRONG about the Papacy for nearly 2000 years.  No need to check your base premise of WHO the Pope is and is not.  Nah.  Every one of those papolatrous morons were ALL WRONG, and 21st century Bible shysters, shiftless layabout for-profit “bloggers” and a Prelature consisting almost entirely of Flying Monkeyfags, that’s your holy braintrust and they got it right – INFALLIBLY. So, shut up, Stupid Schismatic!

Revelation 13: 2, second look?

Pray for Pope Benedict XVI, the Papacy, and Holy Mother Church.

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin: The Counter to Today’s Despair Merchants

Before Mass yesterday, I read the Mass of the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, which is fixed on September 8, but as a Second Class feast didn’t trump the Sunday (Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost).  But, the Nativity of the BVM was commemorated, and the Collect, Secret and Postcommunion added.

What struck me most was the little instructional blurb in the missal.  It began thusly:

“At the time of Mary’s birth the whole world was plunged in darkness.  The heathen nations were steeped in vice and pride.  The Jews, beloved of God, had strayed from Him.  Everywhere there was sin and gloom, no bright spot on the face of the earth.  But when Mary was born a light arose amid the darkness: the dawn of a glorious day that was to usher in the Redeemer.”

I receive emails from folks who are clearly being scandalized by the Trad Inc. despair merchants, who are seeing the slip-sliding down the slope of apostasy into the sucking maw of damnation with the loud demands that others agree with them and join them.

Nothing is going to happen. God isn’t going to intervene.  You’re an infant if you think there is any way out of this.  We’ve been all wrong about LOTS of things, first and foremost the Papacy.  Thank God for Francis showing us how wrong we’ve been for the past 2000 years about the Papacy, the Church, and about God Himself, and His so-called “promises”.  

I look at this poisonous rhetoric and think to myself, “Have these people never actually read the Bible?” Can these people not see that they are engaging in exactly the same faithlessness as the Jews who rejected Christ because he wasn’t at the head of an early army come to expel the Romans?  Exactly like the Jews in the desert who after being led out of Egypt via the greatest physical miracle yet seen (the parting of the Red Sea), and then led through the desert by the Pillar of Cloud by day and Flame by night, miraculously fed with the Bisquick from Heaven, couldn’t make that golden calf fast enough as soon as Moses disappeared up the mountain?

The Blessed Virgin was born approximately thirteen to sixteen years before the Incarnation.  And before that, the incomprehensible workings of the Divine Providence laid out the entire First Act of Salvation History – ALL WHILE FULLY RESPECTING THE FREE WILL OF EVERY HUMAN BEING.  It isn’t just that Divine Providence does what He does in isolation.  The absolute jaw-dropper is that the Divine Providence does what He does WHILE RESPECTING THE FREE WILL OF MAN.  And we see it on every single page of Scripture.  God manifests in BOTH Omnipotence AND Love working in perfect harmony to bring about whatever He wants, how He wants it, when He wants it, but never encroaching upon man’s free will as a rational intellect, made by God in His image and likeness.

I view these dark days as similar to those thirteen to sixteen years wherein the Blessed Virgin was already born, and the wheels very, very, very much in motion, but totally hidden.   Remember, the Blessed Virgin, like all women, was born with every egg in her ovaries fully formed, which means, of course, that the egg that would be miraculously fertilized by the Holy Ghost was already on earth for sixteen years before the Annunciation and Incarnation occurred, waiting in hidden silence for consummation.

We keep fighting the infiltrators, we keep sounding the warning and alerting people to the Bergoglian Antipapacy, we keep explaining that which is visible and explainable – which a shocking amount is.  We do this because TRUTH is the best weapon against scandal.  EXPLAIN what is going on, even if it is absolutely horrific, and once people understand and have an accurate view of the battle space, not only will they NOT be scandalized, they will be EDIFIED and want to JOIN THE CHURCH MILITANT and JOIN THE FIGHT.

You will know them by their fruits: Doubt, Sloth, Effeminacy, Acedia, Despair, Wrath, Blasphemy, Indifference, Heresy, Apostasy.

Steer well clear of anyone who peddles in these truly toxic spiritual commodities.

Infant Mary, pray for us, for Pope Benedict, the Papacy and Holy Mother Church!

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us!