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Mailbag: When Charity Demands A Rigid, Black and White Response

Ann,

I must share a sin that I committed 16 years ago that I simply cannot forgive myself and think that I should not. I paid for an abortion for my youngest daughter after she became pregnant with a drug-infested boy along with herself consuming meth for quite some time during their “romance”. I am not making excuses for this abortion and I think about what I did every single day since. I think about what should have been and how wrong this decision was. God, how I wish I could turn back time. I am not Catholic but every Christmas Eve I drive to a local Catholic church where they have a display of crosses where each one represents one million babies being aborted. I pull over and pray for my daughter, myself and my unborn grandchild. Of course tears flow freely every year. I carry this guilt with me and I know that the day where I have to answer for this grave sin will come to pass.

I don’t really know why I share this with you but felt compelled to do so. I pray for forgiveness as well as for other people and things. Thank you for all your articles.

Sincerely,
E

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E,

Unless you enter the Catholic Church and confess this sin sacramentally, you will spend eternity in hell. Yes, you procured the murder of your own innocent grandchild, and because you murdered the child thus depriving it of baptism, the child will never see God, but spend eternity in the Limbo of the Innocents. Your action not only snuffed out an innocent human life, but, even worse, guaranteed that another human being will never, ever see God. This is why the sin of abortion is so exceptionally grave.

Christ will forgive you and wants to forgive you, but so long as you remain outside His Church, He simply can’t forgive you because to reject His Church, which is The Catholic Church, is to reject Him.

I have explained this to you clearly and bluntly. If you refuse to do what is outlined above, you will have no one to blame. You can no longer claim ignorance.

Be assured of my prayers.

Ann

(For further reading on the utterly critical truth of the supernatural consequences of murdering pre-born children, please see The One About… DO ABORTED BABIES GO TO HEAVEN?

Also, it might be a good idea to review “There Is No Salvation Outside the Catholic Church (Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus)”)

Obligatory Antipapal Feces-Eating Sexual Fetish Post

So, are we ready to man up and face the fact that Bergoglio is NOT the Vicar of Christ yet? The guy is railing publicly about sexual arousal from eating feces in order to discredit people who report on what exactly it is that he and his Freemasonic-Communist-sodomite henchmen are doing.

“Fake News” is the new meme and buzzword that the global forces of Antichrist, with Bergoglio being the center around which everything seems to be revolving, will use to discredit ALL reportage on their activities. Speaking of which, the highly respected Vatican reporter Edward Pentin, a credit to his race, has an interview out in Regina magazine that is very informative about the climate inside the Vatican under the Bergoglian Antipapacy.  And let me repeat something that I heard earlier this year from a very credible source in Rome which complements Pentin’s piece: within the Vatican and the Curia, there is fairly open talk of Bergoglio being an Antipope – it is just that the vice of effeminacy is so intense that no one is willing to do anything about it, and the settled strategy is to wait for Bergoglio to die.  But make no mistake, Ann Barnhardt and Louie Verrechio are not the only people that believe that Bergoglio is not the Pope – not that numbers matter.  Unlike so many other people, I would rather be right, that is to say, be in conformity to the Truth and The Real, and alone in a corner, than wrong in a group.

I’m really not sure what more it is going to take for people to acknowledge the glaringly obvious reality that is right in front of them: Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger’s SUBSTANTIALLY ERRONEOUS “mostly-but-not-completely” resignation has resulted in the ascendancy and Antipapacy of a man who serious people are now openly speculating might be demonically possessed.

Possession is one thing, but I can tell you that he is clearly demonically OPPRESSED. I can tell you that Bergoglio is clearly a Diabolical Narcissist and probable psychopath.  Heck, his own Jesuit superior, the recently deceased Farther Peter Hans Kolvenbach, classed Bergoglio as a sociopath when JPII was preparing to elevate him to bishop. I think Bergoglio is demoniacal, and probably the False Prophet Forerunner of the Antichrist. It really isn’t complicated.  Antipope Bergoglio’s agenda is crystal, crystal clear: Destroy the Catholic Church and replace it with a humanistic One World Religion, subject to a One World Government.  It is called FREEMASONRY.  Just the other day, he stated explicitly, once again, that Confessional States (states that acknowledge the Sovereign Kingship of Jesus Christ) are inferior to secular states:

There is a healthy secularism, for instance, the secularism of the State. In general, a secular State is a good thing; it is better than a confessional State, because confessional States finish badly.

SSPX, are you listening? Bergoglio utterly, openly rejects the Social Kingship of Christ, and despises and accuses of mental instability and hidden deep-seated immorality anyone who loves the Mass of the Ages.  Why IN THE WORLD would you believe that his intentions toward you are anything other than malevolent?

Anyway, now some notes on coprophagia. If you don’t want to read about that subject, I understand. Stop here.

First, Bergoglio’s habit of referring to coprophilia is not new, and was reported on Within 24 hours of his faux-election.

Next, the sexual fetish revolving around excrement is not as uncommon as one would think.  If one stops and thinks about anal sodomy, oral sodomy, and about the very common fetish among faggots for oral-anal sex (referred to as “rimming” or “eating ass”), one realizes very quickly that the consumption of excrement is common amongst faggots.  In my Diabolical Narcissism video, I explain that all aberrosexualities, by definition, revolve around the demonic emotional palate of anger, hatred, jealousy and fear.  Can you imagine the depths of the hatred faggots and other sex perverts must feel for their sodomitical partners, and for themselves, to ask others to do something so utterly vile as get fecal matter in their mouth? Can you imagine the depths of depravity of a human being that would consent to do such a thing themselves?

I first came across coprophilia when I read “The Pink Swastika”, a book about the homosexuality of Hitler and nearly all of the upper-level Nazis.  Hitler was a sodomite, but like most sodomites did have sexual encounters with women.  In Hitler’s case, there were four women that he had sexual encounters with (and Eva Braun was not one of them), and each of the four went on to attempt suicide.  Two were successful in murdering themselves, two failed. What would cause women to attempt suicide after sex? Having Adolf Hitler defecate into their mouths.

What this fetish is about is power, and contempt for other human beings.  It is about degrading the other person, and thus giving the ultimate reinforcement to the Diabolical Narcissist’s pathological need to believe himself separate, above and infinitely superior to other human beings. Isn’t the phrase, “Eat my shit” used to express complete disdain and the highest levels of contempt? Faggots and other varieties of sex perverts experience sexual pleasure and gratification from this hatred and contempt.

And once again, I’ll bring up that oh-so-awkward question: Do we now see why sodomy is a CAPITAL OFFENSE in the Divine Law, specifically recorded as such in the Mosaic Law? It is because the very capacity to commit sodomitical acts points directly to a demonic level of hatred and desire to murder the souls of other human beings.  The more perverse the act, the more dangerous the DN that commits it – with Hitler being a prime example. Another example is Mao, for whom the murder of his sex partners within the context of the sexual act became standard.  And, of course, islam, which creates entire populations of sodomites, pedophiles, necrophiliacs, and bestialists.  I made a little video about that.  Maybe you’ve seen it.

Now back to Antipope Bergoglio.  I have said since the beginning that I didn’t get the sense that Bergoglio was himself a faggot.  I must admit that I am now rethinking that.  He is clearly a DN psychopath, and has assembled around him a cadre of faggots, with many of them being pedophiles/ephebophiles.  And now we have his rantings on a fetish that is if not common, then at least very well-known amongst faggots.  Further, we cannot overlook what has become his incessant, near-daily dogwhistling to faggots with the terms “tenderness” and “caressing”. Make no mistake – that is what that is. It isn’t a joke anymore.  He is actively recruiting faggots to his cause, and signaling that they will be specially protected. At this point, it would require the willful suspension of disbelief to not at least suspect that Bergoglio is himself sexually perverted. I don’t think we can chock this up to a mere political alliance with the Gay Mafia.

And, of course, we have the satanic document “Amoris Laetitia”, which as we have covered here before, was specifically given this name, in Latin, a language which Bergoglio and his cadre despise, precisely because “Amoris” in Classical Latin refers to homosexual sodomy. They named this document, which was specifically designed to schism The Church and drive souls into hell, “The Exuberance of Sodomy”.

Finally, a reader letter:

Ann,

Can you please repost your original article you penned when Bergoglio first appeared on the Vatican balcony? I am sure lots of readers (myself included) would like to read it again. At the time I thought you were a bit over the top, but oh my word were you spot on! EVERYTHING you said at that time was exactly right.

Signed,
J

Dear J,
I was wrong about Bergoglio actually being the pope.  Here are the links:

PENANCE! PENANCE! PENANCE!”
(penned approximately six hours before Antipope Bergoglio’s faux-election)

ON FRANCIS”
(penned the morning after Antipope Bergoglio’s faux-election)

“OH WE ARE IN DEEP, DEEP TROUBLE
(penned on March 16, ARSH 2013, after Antipope Bergoglio’s first Mass in the Sistine Chapel)

 

 

 

The Blessed Virgin Knew How The Story Ended, and Yet Suffered Almost Unto Death

(My memory of this piece from last year was jogged by the recent spate of commentary about Antipope Bergoglio arguing that we should all be happy to see Jesus Christ and His Bride, the Holy Catholic Church, raped and tortured on a near-daily basis by Antipope Bergoglio and his satanic circle of Freemasons, Communists and sodomites. After all, this means that a great victory is approaching, no?  Well, the Blessed Virgin knew without a shadow of a doubt that her Son would triumph, and yet she suffered more than any other person in history. The Blessed Virgin didn’t watch her Son being flogged until He was skinned at the Pillar, giving people high-fives and declaring that “this is all playing right into His hands!” The Blessed Virgin didn’t tell St. John and St. Mary Magdalene at Calvary, “Guys, don’t worry about this. We’ve been waiting for this for decades! Finally! This is EXACTLY what we needed to happen. Don’t even sweat this.”  No, she suffered at the sight of her Son, God Almighty, going through His Passion, to such an extent that it would have physically killed anyone else – and the piece below explains the science of that.  If you want to know how you should act, and how you should process the Passion of Christ’s Holy Church that we are living through right now, and may go on for decades or longer, all you need do is look to Mary.  Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception.)

One of the most popular pieces I have written over the years is the one about The Science of the Immaculate Conception and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Today is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is a holy day of obligation – just like a Sunday, and is the highest Marian Feast of the year.

It turns out there is even more jaw-dropping science relating to Our Lady as the Godbearer, specifically relating to the immense suffering she endured as the Mother of God – remember she is Our Lady of Sorrows. The Seven Sorrows, or Dolors, of the Blessed Virgin are:

1. The prophecy of Simeon: “And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother: Behold This Child is set for the fall and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that out of many hearts thoughts may be revealed” (Luke II: 34-35).

2. The flight into Egypt: “And after they (the wise men) were departed, behold an angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph, saying: Arise and take The Child and His mother and fly into Egypt: and be there until I shall tell thee. For it will come to pass that Herod will seek The Child to destroy Him. Who arose and took The Child and His mother by night, and retired into Egypt: and He was there until the death of Herod” (Matt. II: 13-14).

3. The loss of the Child Jesus in the temple: “And having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the Child Jesus remained in Jerusalem; and His parents knew it not. And thinking that He was in the company, they came a day’s journey, and sought Him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And not finding Him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking Him” (Luke II: 43-45).

4. The meeting of Jesus and Mary on the Way of the Cross: “And there followed Him a great multitude of people, and of women, who bewailed and lamented Him” (Luke XXIII: 27).

5. The Crucifixion: “They crucified Him. Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, His Mother. When Jesus therefore had seen His Mother and the disciple standing whom He loved, He saith to His Mother: Woman: behold thy son. After that He saith to the disciple: Behold thy Mother” (John XIX: l8, 25-27).

6. The taking down of the Body of Jesus from the Cross: “Joseph of Arimathea, a noble counselor, came and went in boldly to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. And Joseph buying fine linen, and taking Him down, wrapped Him up in the fine linen” (Mark XV: 43-46).

7. The burial of Jesus: “Now there was in the place where He was crucified, a garden; and in the garden a new sepulcher, wherein no man yet had been laid. There, therefore, because of the parasceve of the Jews, they laid Jesus, because the sepulcher was nigh at hand” (John XIX: 41-42).

As research on the Diabolical Narcissism video continues, the demonic, murderous hatred that Diabolical Narcissists have for other people revolves around human beings who, unlike them, are capable of and have a capacity to love, and who experience all of those emotions which derive from love, including sadness and mourning, most especially the capacity to empathize and mourn for others. Diabolical Narcissists, by a free choice and movement of their will, have purged themselves of love, are thus incapable of empathy, and thus only experience the demonic emotional palate of anger, hatred, jealousy and fear. They invariably accuse people who experience normal emotions of being “needy”, “insecure”, self-absorbed”, “manipulative” and “emotional blackmailers”. This is a species of gaslighting, a hallmark tactic of Diabolical Narcissists.

We know from the example of Our Immaculate Mother, conceived without Original Sin, who suffered more than any mortal, and the words of Christ Himself that those who mourn are blessed, and will be comforted, that the Narcissists’ contempt for those who love and are normally, humanly affective is, in fact, diabolical.

Now we just said that the Blessed Mother suffered more than any mortal person before, or since, or yet to come. And science, specifically cardiology, has just recently identified that people can and do die of a “broken heart”, meaning from intense sadness and suffering. It is called “Broken Heart Syndrome”, or Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. It is a completely different physiological event from a myocardial infarction, or heart attack, even though the symptoms and outcome (heart failure) are exactly alike. It centers on abnormal movement of the interior heart wall of the left ventricular apex. Remember that. It is going to be important in a minute.

So, if Mary Immaculate did indeed suffer more than any mortal person ever, WHY DIDN’T SHE DIE OF A BROKEN HEART, WHICH IS A VERY REAL THING?

Well, as was initially covered in the Science of the Immaculate Conception and Assumption essay, cells pass from every unborn child to the mother, and then persist in the mother’s body for the rest of her life. Now, we all thought that factoid was pretty spectacular by itself, right? Oh, just wait until you hear THIS:

Some of the cells passed from unborn children to their mothers are STEM CELLS. These stem cells persist in the mother’s body for the rest of her life, and when a trauma happens to the mother, the stem cells from the baby spring into action, migrate to the area where help and healing are needed, where they then undergo cellular maturation and integrate themselves into the mother’s tissue. Guess what the most common locus for these healing events is?

Her heart.

The Blessed Virgin didn’t die of grief because she carried in her body stem cells from Our Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, which grafted themselves into her Immaculate Heart and kept her from dying of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. His stem cells kept her from dying of a broken heart – until she had completed the course of her earthly life and it was time for her to be assumed into heaven and crowned its Queen by her Son.

Three concluding points:

1. Women who have murdered by abortion their unborn children have been healed later in life by stem cells donated by the very children they murdered.

2. The locus of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in the heart is the interior wall of the left ventricle at the apex. This is literally “the bottom of your heart”, or the “depths of my heart”. As in, “I love you from the….”

3. All of the Eucharistic miracles involving the Host manifesting as flesh that have been tested have yielded the same results. The flesh is that of a human male, blood type AB, and the cells are myocardium – that is, interior heart wall.

Our Blessed Lord comes to us in the Eucharist, and will graft our broken hearts with His own flesh, just as he did with His Mother. But we have to love Him, which means follow His Law, confess and renounce our sins, amend our lives, and have hearts that are capable of breaking, and which we allow to be broken in the first place by loving others.

…Who healeth the broken of heart, and bindeth up their bruises.
…Qui sanat contritos corde, et alligat contritiones eorum.
Psalm 146 : 3

Happy feast of the Immaculate Conception to one and all.
Virgin Most Powerful, conceived without the stain of Original Sin, pray for us.

Pieta, ARSH 1600, Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, Annibale Carracci.

Pieta, detail, ARSH 1600,
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte,
Naples, Annibale Carracci.

How Long Is Eternity (Or, Tell Me More About How I Take All Of This Catholicism Stuff WAY Too Seriously…)

I have been told many times by people professing to be Traditional Catholics that one of my main “problems” is the fact that, as a convert, I take Catholicism way too seriously. The argument goes that as not having been raised in an ethnically Catholic home or community, I simply don’t understand that Catholicism is not supposed to be taken… as seriously as I take it.  I’ll never forget the famous Trad priest telling me to “wait five years… you’ll calm right down.”

I was always puzzled by this critique, as I perceive myself to be lukewarm at best.  I don’t do even remotely what I could, and often don’t do what the Church teaches should be the bare minimum for a person in my position.

Well, here is a math lesson that I hope will scare the absolute crap out of every person that reads it.  If love of God won’t motivate someone, so be it.  Let’s use abject terror.

And that abject terror comes in pondering eternity.  Infinity. Arithmetic.

To save time, I’m going to assume that everyone knows what exponents are. The power of an exponent is the number of times you multiply the number by itself.

3 ↑ 4 = 81
3×3=9
9×3=27
27×3=81

Remember how we talked about the number of angels and made a lowball guesstimate that there were SEPTILLIONS of angels (and thus demons as well?) We arrived at this number by looking at the number of stars scientists now guesstimate to be in the observable universe: 200 SEPTILLION or so. Well, one SEPTILLION is notated as:

10 ↑ 24

For reference, the earth weighs 6 SEPTILLION kilograms.

10 ↑ 80 is the number of atoms in the universe.

10 ↑ 90 is the number of grains of sand to fill the entire universe.

10 ↑ 100 is called a “googol” – note the spelling, different from the search engine.  A googol is the number of grains of sand to fill the entire universe multiplied by TEN BILLLION. To make things easier as we move forward, comprehend now the distinction between a number, and the number of DIGITS in a number.  A googol is a 100 DIGIT number.

10 ↑ 122 is the number of protons you could pack into the universe.

10 ↑ 185 is the number of Planck Volumes (the smalles volume discussed in science) in the entire universe.

A GOOGOLPLEX is 10 raised to the power of one googol: 10 ↑ googol

Now, remember the difference between a number itself, and its NOTATION, and read on.  Fill the universe with sand. On each grain of sand write TEN BILLION ZEROES. This would accomplish merely writing out the NOTATION for the number googolplex – not googolplex itself.  Not even remotely, remotely close.

Now, folks, THIS IS NOTHING. Absolutely NOTHING.

Let’s start talking about EXPONENT TOWERS. With EXPONENT TOWERS, we stack exponents on top of each other.

So 2 raised to the power of two, raised to the power of two:

2 ↑ 2 ↑ 2

Or, in exponent tower notation:

2 ↑↑ 3

With exponent towers, the second number after the arrows indicates the HEIGHT of the tower.  You start at the top, and work down to the base, so:

2 ↑ (2 x 2)
= 2 ↑ 4
= 16

“Meh,” you might say.  But let’s look at 3 ↑↑ 4

Remember, three cubed is 27, so do that operation at the top of the tower first:

3 ↑ 3 ↑ 27

Now, three raised to the POWER of 27 is… 7,625,597,484,987.  That’s 7.6 TRILLION.

So, 3 raised to the POWER of 7.6 TRILLION is going to yield a number that has has 3.7 TRILLION DIGITS. Remember, that isn’t the number itself – just the number of digits in its notation, written out.

If we simply increase from 3 ↑↑ 4, to 3 ↑↑ 5, so adding one more story to the exponent tower, that gets us to 3 raised to the power of a 3.7 trillion digit number. 3 multiplied by 3, 3.7 TRILLION times – not 3.7 TRILLION times 3, no, multiply three times three, and each successive PRODUCT times three…

3 x 3 = 9
9 x 3 = 27
27 x 3 = 81
81 x 3 = 243
and so on like that, over and over again, 3.7 TRILLION times. We only did four.

We have now DWARFED a googolplex.

But we’re just getting started. We are still dealing in numbers so small that they could be described as “basically nothing”.

If you go to the next level, using three up arrows instead of two, what you are doing is saying that the product of the topmost expansion is NOT merely the power that the number below it is raised to, but rather the HEIGHT OF THE EXPONENT TOWER ITSELF. So instead of 3 x 3 x 3… 3.7 TRILLION times as immediately above, what

3 ↑↑↑ 4

is saying is writing 3 raised to 3, raised to 3, raised to 3 (not multiplied by, RAISED TO) 3.7 TRILLION times. Remember, the product of the topmost tower is the HEIGHT of the next tower below it, and so on.  If you wrote this out in normal handwriting, with each “raised to the power of 3” in superscript (this blog won’t do superscript, but superscripting exponents is standard notation), the mere NOTATION of the number would reach from the earth to the sun. So, we can call this number the “Sun Tower”.  Remember, as we learned before in

3 ↑↑ 3

the top few CENTIMETERS of this number, whose notation reaches from the earth to the surface of the sun, would be a 3.6 TRILLION DIGIT EXPONENT. And the mere NOTATION of

3 ↑↑↑ 4

would be 150 million kilometers tall.

But we’re just getting warmed up.  There is a number called g1, which is

3 ↑↑↑↑ 3

This is getting to be almost impossible to keep up with. Just imagine the Sun Tower number raised Sun Tower number of times, and that product, let’s call it, “I’m getting scared”, being the HEIGHT of the next tower.

But we’re just getting started.

The difference between g1 and g2 is that g1 is merely the number of ARROWS in g2.  Not the height of the exponent tower – that’s child’s play – the number of ARROWS.

So if g1 is 3 ↑↑↑↑ 3, four arrows,

then g2 is

3 (with Sun Tower Number of arrows) 3

Multiply g2 all the way out, and that is the number of arrows in g3.

Mathematics stops at what is called “Graham’s Number”, which is g64.

Now, to the point of this, and I truly hope this puts terror in your heart, and that this haunts you for the rest of your life on this earth.  I hope it makes you cry.

Count to g64.

Congratulations.  You have just passed your first NANOSECOND in hell.

Nah, I’m just kidding.

You’re still AN ETERNITY AWAY from completing your first nanosecond in hell.

Now, tell me more about how I take Catholicism and the fate of the human soul (both my own and other people’s) too seriously. Tell me more about how I just need to “calm down”. Go ahead. I’m all ears.

You don’t want to go to hell. You don’t want your kids to go to hell. You don’t want your worst enemy to go to hell.

Antipope Bergoglio is driving people into hell by the millions.

Start caring.

Have mercy on me, O Lord, a sinner.

(The source of the mathematics in this essay, with clearer notation, but considerably more detail, is HERE.)

Starting Friday Off Right: Rigid Young People With Psychological Problems and Probably Also Hiding Something Getting What They Deserve Edition

(This is a repost from two years ago, but given the satanic sprint Antipope Bergoglio, probable False Prophet Forerunner of the Antichrist, has made in the past two years, this fully merits a reposting, as it is even more terrifyingly prescient now than it was then.)
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 scourging death of St. Bibiana.

The scourging death of St. Bibiana.

St. Bibiana was a young woman of Roman nobility in the Fourth Century. The wicked Roman emperor, Julian the Apostate, executed her parents and sister for being Christians, and then turned Bibiana over to a wicked woman and owner of a brothel named Rufina. Rufina, a pagan, was very skilled in recruiting and tricking girls into the sex trade, but Bibiana never, ever wavered or faltered. Bibiana, you see, was a CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALIST. When it became clear to Rufina, and then Julian, that they would get nowhere with Bibiana due to her RIGIDITY and LOVE OF THE LAW, and that she would never, ever compromise on the FUNDAMENTALS OF CHRISTIANITY by either acknowledging in even the smallest way the pagan “gods”, or in matters of sexual purity, Julian had Bibiana tied to a column and scourged to death with a flagellum with lead beads attached to the tips of the leather straps, designed to tear away large chunks of her flesh with every stroke.

St. Bibiana, RIGID CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALIST, pray for us!

-*-

I was especially struck at Mass for the Feast of St. Bibiana by the strength of the variable parts of the Mass for a Virgin Martyr, especially the Introit and the Communion, both from, once again, Psalm 118, King David’s love song to the Law.

Introit:
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I have understood Thy testimonies, O Lord: I have seen an end of all perfection; Thy commandment is exceeding broad. Blessed are the undefiled in the way: who walk in the Law of the Lord.
(Psalm 118: 95-96)

The phrase “Thy commandment is exceeding broad” is a bit easy to glaze over given its somewhat antiquated construction. What does “exceeding broad” mean? It means that God’s Law applies to all men in all places and in ALL TIMES. God’s Law does not have “edges”, and it will never be inapplicable or obsolete, it will never expire or change; it will never mislead or forsake those who follow it. Mankind has not, can not and will never “move beyond” God’s Law, no matter what anyone, and I mean ANYONE, tells you in order to try to win your favor.

Communion:
I have done judgment and justice, O Lord, give me not up to them that slander me: I was directed to all Thy commandments, I have hated all wicked ways.
(Psalm 118: 121, 122, 128)

Wow. Judging and hating wicked ways. Not encountering, dialoguing, valuing, accompanying or tenderly caressing. JUDGING AND HATING.