Starting Ember Wednesday In September Off Right: Sanctify a Fast 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 Penitent, William Adolphe Bouguereau, ARSH 1876

Today, Wednesday, as well as this Friday and Saturday this week are the quarterly Ember Days, this set being tied to the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. These are days of fasting, abstinence and prayer.  Please remember the Matthew 17:20 Initiative, which is full fasting on Tuesdays and Fridays for a full resolution of the Bergoglio situation.  The following excerpt from Pope St. Leo the Great (Pope from ARSH 440-461) on the Ember Day Fasts rings out through the centuries.

I. The Fasts, which the ancient prophets proclaimed, are still necessary

Of what avail, dearly-beloved, are religious fasts in winning the mercy of God, and in renewing the fortunes of human frailty, we know from the statements of the holy Prophets, who proclaim that justice of God, Whose vengeance the people of Israel had again and again incurred through their iniquities, cannot be appeased save by fasting. Thus it is that the Prophet Joel warns them, saying, “Thus says the Lord your God, turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning, and rend your hearts and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God, for He is merciful and patient, and of great kindness, and very merciful, and again, sanctify a fast, proclaim a healing, assemble the people, sanctify the Church.”  And this exhortation must in our days also be obeyed, because these healing remedies must of necessity be proclaimed by us too, in order that in the observance of the ancient sanctification Christian devotion may gain what Jewish transgression lost.

-Pope St. Leo the Great
(died ARSH 461)

Barnhardt Podcast #026: A Dog’s Breakfast in a Dumpster Fire: The Second Vatican Council

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In this episode we discuss Flammantem Receptaculum Repleti Jentaculum Canis (the flaming dumpster filled with a dog’s breakfast) more commonly referred to as the Second Vatican Council (or Vatican 2 for short). The documents which were discussed and voted on at the Council weren’t based on the original schema assembled by Cardinal Otavianni and his preparatory team; rather, they were a substituted agenda put in place after the council was hijacked during its first week! We look at part of one of the documents from this original schema which deals with marriage and the family and contrast it to Amoris Laetitia which is almost an exact, point for point, contradiction.


0:00 Intro. Direct answer to the question: Is Vatican II a failed Council?  YES!! It is a catastrophically failed Council, obviously.
06:03 The hijacking of Vatican II.  The original schemas (documents outlining the agenda) were clear, powerful, prophetic and CATHOLIC.
08:37 The results of the preparatory poll that was sent to all of the world’s bishops asking what Vatican II SHOULD should have addressed. Near the top: DENOUNCING GLOBAL COMMUNISM.
11:30 The despicable silencing and humiliation of Good Cardinal Ottaviani on Day 3 of the Council.
16:39 Other primary goals of the original schemas as recounted by Archbishop Lefebvre, who worked with Cardinal Ottaviani in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Vatican II was supposed to have finished the work of the Council of Trent and once-and-for-all driven a stake through the heart of Protestantism.
23:00 The obviousness and undeniability of the catastrophic failure of Vatican II
25:35 Shouldn’t the fact that all of the Freemasonic-Modernist-Sodomite infiltrators DEMAND total fealty to Vatican II, it’s “spirit” and its documents, and that all catechesis and theology be done through the lens of Vatican II be… informative?
28:44 All Vatican II documents were intentionally written to be unclear and to say “nothing and everything”. One of the fruits of Vatican II has been the past half-century of WASTING TIME trying to make sense and reconcile to the actual infallible Magisterium, Tradition and Scripture documents that were written in malice to be confusing and diabolically disorienting.  STOP TALKING ABOUT VATICAN II.
34:14 The documents of Vatican II are intentionally saturated with LOOPHOLES.
36:13 A lack of clarity comes from hell.Bergoglio’s true motto, “Hagan lio!” means, “Raise hell!” Diabolical Narcissists derive intense Narcissistic satisfaction from announcing to their victims their intention to commit crimes and/or abuse against them, and then watch the victim let them do it, and even defend them.
40:02 You couldn’t write this as a novel: How could faithful Catholics, “the Elect”, possibly be deceived into following the False Prophet into apostasy as explicitly foretold by Our Lord in Matthew 24:24?  Ask no more. WE ARE SEEING THAT VERY THING HAPPEN RIGHT NOW, BEFORE OUR VERY EYES.
43:29 In these dark days, we need to look very closely at friendships, and even familial relations and make sure that we put nothing and no one above God, lest we break the First Commandment by committing the sin of idolatry.
46:21 How the Rosary counters idolatry
52:54 How modern “entertainment” has rendered people incapable of prayer, and generally unable to focus, think logically or to mentally multitask.
57:02 Paragraph 4 of the ORIGINAL Vatican II schema document on Marriage and Family.  Prophetic condemnation of transsexualism, sterilization, and in vitro fertilization.
01:04:44 Paragraph 5 of the ORIGINAL Vatican II schema document on Marriage and Family. Man DOES NOT have the right to have sex. Re-emphasizing the total condemnation without exception of adultery, fornication, effeminacy, homosexuality and masturbation.  Explicit prophetic condemnation of the argument (Amoris Laetitia Chapter 8) that sometimes sexual sins “cannot be avoided”.
01:11:20 Wrap up


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Notification For Benefactors: One of the Four Priests Will Stop Commemorating the Pope BY NAME As Of Today

This just in from one of the four Barnhardt Benefactor Mass priests:


I will not be naming the Pope at the Te Igitur today.
May the spiritual fruits of the Mass be applied generously by our Lord to you and your benefactors.
I think this might be something that other priests who are out there reading and are feeling the pangs of conscience with regards to calling “Franciscum” Pope might consider.  Leave out the name.
Here is the text of the Te igitur, which happens before the consecration, just after the Sanctus (Holy, holy, holy…).  Remember the saying “Say the black, do the red!” Black is text of the Mass in the missal, red are the actions that the priest does printed in the missal – printed in red.  Get it?  RUBRICS.  Like ruby. Ruby like red. Say the black, do the red….
Te igitur, clementissime Pater, per Iesum Christum Filium tuum Dominum nostrum, supplices rogamus, ac petimus
(We, therefore, humbly pray and beseech Thee, most merciful Father, through Jesus Christ Thy Son, our Lord)
Then he kisses the altar, joins his hands before his breast and continues:
uti accepta habeas, et benedicas
(that Thou wouldst accept and bless)
Next he makes the sign of the cross three times over the host and the chalice, while saying:
hæc dona, hæc munera, hæc sancta sacrificia illibata
(these gifts, these presents, these holy unspotted sacrifices)
He then opens his arms keeping his hands before his breast, neither higher nor wider than his shoulders, with fingers joined and the palms facing each other, and he continues:
in primis, quæ tibi offerimus pro Ecclesia tua sancta catholica: quam pacificare, custodire, adunare, et regere digneris toto orbe terrarum: una cum famulo tuo Papa nostro N. et Antistite nostro N. et omnibus orthodoxis atque catholicæ et apostolicæ fidei cultoribus.
(which, in the first place, we offer Thee for Thy holy Catholic Church, which Thou mayst vouchsafe to pacify, guard, unite and govern throughout the world: together with Thy Servant N., our Pope, N. our Bishop, as also all orthodox believers and promoters of the Catholic and Apostolic faith.)
Those Ns are where the priest says the first name of the Pope, and then the local Bishop.  Given the situation in the Church today, what Father is now going to do is simply not say the name of the pope at the first N, so that the he is simply praying for “the Pope”, but still saying the name of the local bishop, because there is absolutely no doubt who the local bishop is.
I hope this helps, especially any other priests out there reading.  It is an elegant solution, because it cannot be said that Father is even mistaken.  He is praying for The Pope.  There is no mistake there.  And please remember in prayer this priest, and the other three Benefactor Mass priests, and the weekly Requiem Mass priest, and all seminarians, priests, bishops and Pope Benedict.  And remember the Matthew 17:20 intention (full fast Tuesdays and Fridays!), that Antipope Bergoglio be publicly denounced and deposed and that his antipapacy be publicly nullified, and that Jorge Bergoglio repent, revert to Catholicism, make a good confession, eventually die in the state of grace, and someday achieve the Beatific Vision.  Anything less is uncharitable toward all of humanity, and uncharitable towards Bergoglio himself.

72%-16%. AWK-waaaaard!

So the St. Louis Catholic blog poll that I mentioned last week asking, “Who is the Pope?” closed the polls today and even I am taken aback at the results.

Jorge Bergoglio did manage to beat “pope Michael on his porch in Kansas, elected unanimously by a conclave consisting of himself, his mother and his girlfriend”. But, props to Mike, as he did manage to represent with five votes.

Jorge also managed to beat, but not by much, a big, fat bowl of nothin’, that is, the sedevacantist position.  So, he has that going for him, which is nice. Gunga galunga.

But coming in with a whopping 72% was Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger, gloriously reigning, and the worst pope ever for what he has done.

So it was Pope Benedict 72%, the psychopathic dimwit who hates God and is very possibly the False Prophet Forerunner of the Antichrist at 16%, a sucking void with 9%, and pope Mike of the Society of St. Pius the Five-Eighths with 0.7%.

When I linked to the poll, the standings were Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger 51%, Bergoglio 28%, sedevacante 19% and Mike 0%.  Look, if you want to claim that my linking to the poll drove the subsequent action, that’s fine.  I’ll join you.  Let’s handicap it and just look at the early results before I linked, if you want.  No problem.  It is still a HUGE statistical majority at 51%-28%.

Again, and this can never be said enough: THE TRUTH IS NOT A DEMOCRACY.

But, I do think that people need to see and understand that there is massive suppression of expression of belief that Bergoglio is an antipope and always has been, and that Pope Benedict, even though he is the worst Pope in history for what he has done, is still the one and only living Pope.  That suppression is both active, in the form of scrubbing and censoring of comments on blogs, and also of passive suppression by attacking and mindlessly raging and calumniating people as stupid, heretical, crazy, schismatic or “sedevacantist” (eyeroll), such that they cower in fear of saying anything.

But look at the results above, small though the sample may be.  There are clearly, undeniably, a LOT of people out there who are on side.

So, just to review:

You aren’t stupid.
You aren’t a heretic (at least not for this point!)
You aren’t crazy.
You aren’t a schismatic.
You aren’t a sedevacantist.

And you clearly aren’t alone. Not that that is of supreme importance – it isn’t.  Just ask St. Athanasius.

Sodomites and Power: Either You Let Us Destroy The Church, or We Will Destroy The Church

I have received many emails from folks thanking me for discussing the Antipapacy and the ascendancy of the apostate anti-church, and how consoling it is.  I hear you.  There is much more to say and discuss.

The first thing I want to discuss is a theme that I have been desperately trying to convey for years, namely that “they don’t actually believe any of that Catholic bullshit“.  Still, after all of this, so many comment boxes and written commentary simply can’t understand how it is that Antipope Bergoglio, Fr. James Martin, Ethh Jay (the notorious faggot priest who is aggressively pushing sodomy), and all the rest could possibly, possibly be saying and doing the things they are doing, and why other men are NOT doing the things that they SHOULD be doing. After all, the things they are saying and doing (or not doing) are literally destroying the Church and driving souls into eternal damnation.

Um, I’ll go ahead and repeat myself if it will help.

Not only do these men not actually believe what The Church teaches, a significant percentage of them actually hate The Church itself, and they hate God Himself.  They are consciously at war with God and His Holy Church.  They are consciously trying to destroy it, and to “hurt God” as much as they can. Folks, it is nothing less than this.

I have an anecdote sent in by a friend of the blog who, while on pilgrimage a few weeks ago, was able to have a good conversation with someone who is very close to the liberal religious orders.  The contact said, in no uncertain terms, that the aging-to-death religious orders are HAPPY that they are dying out because they HATE the Church and view The Church and their own orders as they were founded as “unjust”.  These orders not only do not lament that they have no new incoming vocations, but they consciously, actively drive away any young people who come inquiring, because they consider any young person joining a religious order OF ANY KIND as a “waste of their life”.  Needless to say, these auto-destructing religious orders hate with a fiery passion the traditional orders, which have young vocations out their ears, because THEY WANT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO DIE.  They view young people joining a religious order or even the diocesan priesthood as “the perpetuating of an unjust system”.  These groups consider it their vocation to once and for all rid the world of the unjust, patriarchal Catholic Church. Every nun, monk and priest that dies and is not replaced by a new vocation is a VICTORY to these people, an advance, moving them one step closer to their goal of totally eradicating The Church.

But, but, but Ann! If they eradicate The Church, they won’t have a matrix within which to operate!

Ah, this is why what is happening now is a unique historical pivot and not merely “the same-ole-same-ole” corruption that the institutional Church has always suffered.  Up until now, corrupt elements in The Church did not desire the destruction of the One True Church, precisely because the One True Church was, in fact, the legitimate entity that they were happy to use as the front for their racketeering organizations.  But now, what these people see is that there is a “replacement” for The One True Church being built and prepared, and, they all hope, will soon be unveiled, and The One True Church will be eradicated.  The replacement is, of course, the apostate anti-church, which Antipope Bergoglio and his claque of demon faggots are busily preparing, and will serve as the ultimate, perfected racket.

The reason the enemies of Christ and His Church are no longer content to subsist quietly within the One True Church is because they know that a “better” matrix is coming soon – a matrix that will be even more conducive to their agenda of acquiring power, money and sex, and for fighting their unholy war against God Himself.  That matrix is Bergoglio’s post-modernist, Freemasonic apostate anti-church.

Let’s now talk more about power, specifically in the context of sexual perversion.

In my research on Diabolical Narcissism, one of the first concepts I came across was the Diabolical Narcissist’s hatred of God.  Naturally, given my focus, I was immediately VERY interested in this notion.  Why, I had always wondered, would all of these arch-heretic and sodomite priests and nuns become priests and nuns in the first place if they hated God and His Church? It seemed that the answer must lie in the psycho-spiritual pathology of Diabolical Narcissism. Since the Diabolical Narcissist is essentially the human version of a demon, a fallen angel, it makes perfect sense that eventually a Diabolical Narcissist will turn on God, and declare war on Him, because this is the defining action of the demons.  There is no greater subject to declare oneself “above” than God.

The demons, when shown the eternal plan for God to incarnate as a Man, a Man born of a woman, were filled with prideful rage at the notion of not just worshiping and serving God Incarnate, but also of having above them, as their Queen, a human woman – the Blessed Virgin Mary.  That’s right.  It wasn’t just Our Lord that they so resented, it was also His Mother.  As a very interesting aside which will someday be its own essay, what we see here is the explanation as to why male sodomites hate and despise good women, and tend to associate with train-wreck women.  Male sodomites want to surround themselves with women to whom they can point and say, “See? THAT is why I have sex with other men.  Who in their right mind would want to wake up next to that crazy bitch, or ANY woman, every day for the rest of their life?” Good women are kryptonite to fags because good women are a living indictment and reminder of their own crippling depravity.  Bad women are a ratification of the sodomite’s depravity. Hence life rule #72 for women: If the fags don’t hate you, you need to examine your conscience.

In somewhat the same vein, albeit on an infinitely higher level, sodomites hate God because God will never, ever ratify their sick, perverted lusts.  So, it becomes a power play.  The sodomite, hating God, wants to try to gain the upper hand on God.  Sound crazy?  Let’s put it in the context of what is going on right now inside the Vatican.  And let’s personalize it.  Let’s take as an example a sodomite priest operating inside the Vatican (of which there are many – it is almost a pre-requisite for the job).  He is well-known inside the Vatican and Roman Curia as someone to call for sodomy.  Let’s call this priest… just making something up here… Luigi Capozzi. Why in the world would anyone in their right mind WANT to engage in sex acts with such repulsive old men as, say, Cardinal Coccopalmerio, or Cardinal Paglia, or any of the rest of them?  These are NOT physically attractive men.  What is the draw?


This Vatican sodomite (of which there are many) could write out a list as long as his arm of all of the priests, monsignors, bishops and even cardinals that he has engaged in sodomy with over the years.  He could, in theory, by going public, bring down the institutional Church.  THIS is his satisfaction.  This knowledge that he holds not only these men’s reputations and careers in his hands, but even more than that, that he COULD, if he so chose, rock the entire institutional Church to its very foundations, and God, endowing and respecting every human being’s free will, would be, in a sense, helpless to stop it.  In this, the sodomite believes himself to literally have power over God Himself. But power is addictive, and there is never enough.  So, very rarely does the sodomite “go public”, because to him, the greatest satisfaction comes not from the sodomitical acts per se, which only last a few minutes, and the orgasm only a few seconds, but rather from the entire LIFE of luxuriating in the feeling of power, not just over other people, but even over God Himself. To characterize the luxuriating in power through potential blackmail as “masturbatory” would be apt.

What about the seminaries?  There are a non-trivial number of young sodomite men who enter seminaries with the specific goal of hustling sodomy with the seminary rector and/or professors, the local bishop, and visiting prelates, with the conscious goal of acquiring blackmail power and sodomizing their way into a cushy career, with eventually a new generation of cute boy hustlers lining up to offer themselves to them.

But it isn’t just the Vatican.  It is everywhere: government, Hollywood, the business world, anywhere that there is a matrix of power, there are Diabolical Narcissists, both homosexual and heterosexual, looking to leverage sodomy or fornication into power, even if that power is never explicitly wielded, and is used only as a source of Narcissistic Supply. And it isn’t exclusive to homosexuals.  There are women who chase and try to seduce priests – they are referred to as “chalice snatchers”. These women luxuriate in the thought that a priest, when given a choice between being a priest of Jesus Christ, and having sex with them, chose to have sex with them.  Thus, the woman “beats God”, and sadly today, some of them go out of their way to make sure that no one forgets it. There are women who chase married men.  Homewreckers.  There are women who chase powerful men within the business world to advance their careers.  There are women who chase rich men.  Golddiggers.  There are women who chase men of a different nationality in order to gain citizenship to said country.  Mail order brides.   There are women who chase mentally retarded professional athletes.  Kardashians.

And, obviously, the power dynamic works the other way with regards to sodomites.  Older men will seek out younger, or less-powerful men, in order to feel a sense of power and control over them, and to tell themselves that they are so powerful and attractive that cute, young guys line up to s**k their d**ks.  This is why sodomy is rightly called “vampiric”. Men who were raped or sexually abused as children or teenagers will often become sodomites themselves precisely because they want to exert power over others, oftentimes over men or boys younger than themselves (in order to “undo” the powerlessness they felt when they were raped or abused as children or teens), or they will seek out older men in order to feel the sense of blackmail power outlined above in order to avenge the sense of powerlessness they felt when they were abused as children or teens.

So, back to the Vatican.  What we see now is a claque of God-hating Freemasons and faggots who, enabled by the silence, fear and inaction of the steadily-dwindling number of believing Catholics inside the Vatican, have brought the chessboard to nothing less than this:

“Either you let us destroy The Church, or we will destroy The Church.”

Either you shut up and go along with our agenda to destroy the institutional Church and establish the apostate anti-church, or we will destroy the institutional Church by exposing that most of the Curia, and more than half of the priests today are faggots, which will destroy the institutional Church.

It is the ultimate catch-22, conceived in the mind of satan himself.

One press conference by one of the few remaining faithful Catholic prelates could change the world in a matter of seconds, and open up a clear path out of the catch-22 described above.  But none of them will do it.

Only supernatural intervention can reverse this now.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Old and Busted: “HATER!” New Hotness Sharkjump: “SEDEVACANTIST!”

When you preface a story by saying, “This is so spectacularly stupid, there is no way I could have ever made this up….”, you know the story is going to be mildly amusing at the absolute minimum.  Such is this.

So I receive an email from a guy that said, at tremendous length, that I am a Sedevacantist. I don’t reply to many emails, but I did briefly reply to this one.  I replied, of course, that since Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger is very much alive, and still the one and only living Pope due to his invalid attempt to partially resign only the “active munus” of the papacy, while continuing on as the “contemplative memeber” of the new “synodal, collegial” papacy, to accuse me of sedevacantism is flatly mendacious. The entire point is that the See was never vacant after Ratzinger’s substantially erroneous maneuver per Canon 188, and thus the conclave of March ARSH 2013 was invalid, and Bergoglio is an Antipope.

Now here comes the crazy, folks.  The guy replied that I am, in fact, a sedevacantist because, and I promise I’m not making this up:

Pope Benedict XVI will die at some point in the future (true), and when he does, at that time the See will be vacant (true), and thus I will be a Sedevacantist at that time (true, because the Pope will be, er, DEAD, and thus the See will be vacant, which I am told is kinda the key concept conveyed by the term sedevacante), in the future (yes…), until a conclave is called and another Pope elected (yeppers), and thus I am a sedevacantist… wait for it… NOW.


Just sit in stillness and think about that for a minute until the full craziness of it sinks in.

Brings new meaning to your High School graduating class’ motto: THE FUTURE IS NOW!, doesn’t it?

Uh, so… yeah.  This is the level and quality of argument on the other side.  One can and should read into this, and use it as not a piece of primary evidence, but certainly as a supporting piece of evidence.

Now, mind you, most people on the “Francers is totes the Pope! And besides, the Papacy doesn’t really matter, never really did, and it’s just a label anyway…” side in Traddyland deftly deploy the classic rhetorical defense of, “SHUT UP, FREAK!”, and refuse to engage the dataset.  Hence all of those comment deletions you folks keep emailing me about. That in and of itself is so, so telling.  Quashing argument in situations such as: “9/11 was done by shape-shifting time-traveling lizard-Joooz with holograms and tractor beams!”, is completely appropriate. The appropriate response to delusional, schizophrenic crap like that is dismissal and quashing, because the premise is completely, totally irrational (and also a synthesis of every Star Trek: The Next Generation plot device known to man.)

We all know darn well that what is now sometimes referred to as “The Barnhardt Thesis” with regards to the Bergoglian antipapacy is completely logical and backed up by objective evidence, namely the public words and deeds of Ratzinger himself, and Canon Law. Nevermind the enormous circumstantial and subjective evidence set, which just keeps growing every day.

I wanted to bring this to your attention just to demonstrate how incredibly weak the counter-arguments, if you can even call them that, are. Now, with this new truly pathetic tack, I think we can say that the other side is jumping the shark.  Also note in the completely bizarre argument the emailer made above, Sedevacantism is being wielded, as I have been warning about, as a purely political football, when in fact, it is an objective binary state.  Either the See is occupied, or the See is vacant. The politicizing of the state of sedevacantism over the past decades is a masterstroke of satan, and it is precisely because so many Trad Catholics are completely terrified of being called “sedevacantist”, no matter how spectacularly stupid and irrational the argument (see above), that so many are cowering in fear.  This fear is a pure function of EFFEMINACY.

So these people are now hurling the term “sedevacantist” the way the little Social Justice Warrior Snowflakes are hurling the word “HATER!”

Alas, that crap doesn’t work on me.  I just take stuff like this and turn it into a teaching moment, and hopefully a source of edification.

On a related note, I saw Frank Walker over at, braving the hurricane on the East Coast of Florida, linked yesterday to a little poll being done on a small Trad Catholic blog called SaintLouisCatholic.   It is a poll asking, “Which best describes your opinion about the current Pope?”

The choices are:
A.) Duh. Francis is Pope.
B.) Um, Benedict is Pope.
C.) Some other person is Pope.
D.) No one is Pope.

Folks, it is nearly 2:1 for Benedict as I write this. It is 28% Bergoglio, 51% Ratzinger, and 19% sedevacante.  My linking to it will skew it, but I wanted to draw this to your attention not because truth is a democracy, but just to reiterate that despite all of the censoring going on on OnePeterFive, RemnantNewspaper and elsewhere, the truth is that there are A LOT of people who are figuring out or have figured out that Bergoglio is an Antipope and that Pope Benedict XVI is still the one and only living pope.


Don’t fall for gaslighting.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Barnhardt Podcast #025: Should Steve Bannon Wear Lip Gloss to Mass?

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In this episode we reprise an old theme, wondering whether Timothy Cardinal Dolan believes in dogma as much as he believes in DACA. Ultimately, if you believe in the dogma and doctrines of the Catholic Church — and if not, why not?! — you will express it through the devotion of Praying The Mass, which we discuss for the bulk of this episode. So rich is the treasure of the Divine Liturgy that at the end of an hour we barely got through the prayers at the foot of the Altar, and that’s even skipping a ton of symbolism!

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T-plus 16 and Evergreen.

I keep physical mementoes of the worst events of my life and, as needed, look at them.  Modern “psychology” would claim that this is some sort of sadistic ritual, but modern “psychology” is pretty much satanic – so, make sure you factor that into the calculus.  No, I look at reminders of horror, tragedy and human evil just to make sure that it still elicits pain, because the day that it doesn’t, I will know that I am either becoming or already have become a monster too.

This is why it is important on the 11th of September to look at videos like these, and make sure that the pain and anger remains evergreen.  It wasn’t a movie.  It was real, and those are real people jumping, because in the span of a few minutes on a beautiful late-summer morning, they were forced to make the decision as to whether it was better to fall a quarter of a mile to their death or to burn alive.  Around 200 chose to jump.

Something like this, and far worse, will happen again.  You might be caught up in it. If you aren’t in The Church, get in.  If you are in, stay confessed. Mentally prepare to die, and to die in horrible circumstances, and pray the Fourth Glorious Mystery of the Rosary every day, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, the fruit of which is a happy, holy death, which CAN be had in even the worst circumstances IF one is prepared.

Happy Birthday Mother Mary, and Joyous Benefactor Mass News!

“Mary, in the first hour of her life, brought more glory to God than all the Saints of the Old Testament.  In her were made perfect the obedience of Abraham, the chastity of Joseph, the patience of Job, the meekness of Moses, the prudence of Joshua.”


Visitation, detail, Mariotto Albertinelli, ARSH 1503, Uffizi Gallery

Benefactor Mass Now Added for THURSDAYS!

I mentioned this on the last Podcast, but forgot to post it in writing.  Another priest is on board for Thursdays, and thus we are now up to Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for Masses offered for my Benefactors and Supporters.  Including the ones who have decided that they hate me.  Once you’re on the list, you’re on the list forever!

Adding to the “cool factor”, our Thursday priest is a Naval Chaplain, and thus very often the Thursday Benefactor Mass will be offered AT SEA.  Always in the Venerable and August Gregorian Rite, of course.

Undying thanks to one and all.  Be assured of my prayers at the Foot of the Cross every day. If I am a failure as a person, and my life has been nothing but a series of terrible sins, mistakes, errors, and missed opportunities, at least I know that there is no way that all of these Masses, offered for all of you and the eternal salvation of your souls, could be anything other than an amazing, good, wonderful and worthwhile thing.  It is a consolation to me just knowing with complete certainty that at least one unquantifiably good thing is attached to my life on this earth.

Fast and pray!