Monthly Archives: February 2017

Starting Sunday Off Right: Used Me Like A Broom 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 more one learns about St. Bernadette Soubirous, the more one can’t help but love and admire her.  Mind you, this was a girl – a mere girl, who had tremendous difficulty keeping up with beginner catechism lessons.  St. Bernadette was nothing even approaching an “intellectual”.  She was excoriated by her teachers and peers as “dumb” and “dimwitted”.

An yet, when I was searching for quotes of hers for yesterday’s post, I came across the following, which was so genuinely, perfectly humble that it truly set me aback.  That is what TRUE humility does.  It takes your breath away.  It makes you instantly recognize your own pride.  But at the same time, it is in no way dishonest – humility is being honest about YOURSELF – both the good, but since we are all fallen sinners, most prominently the bad.  But also OUR PLACE.  St. Bernadette knew her place, and even when chosen by God Almighty to be His instrument, and the instrument of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Immaculate Conception, even after that, St. Bernadette still KNEW HER PLACE.  And she meant it.  When she said the quote below, she meant it with every fiber of her being. No “only I have the humility and ambition …” vomitus, just true, and, ironically, SPECTACULAR humility.

And she was rewarded for it.  Not only was she given the Beatific Vision very, very quickly after her death, but her body was maintained incorrupt.

I can’t recommend strongly enough the movie “The Song of Bernadette”, in the public domain on YouTube.

Here is the quote that so embodies true humility:

“The Blessed Virgin used me like a broom, and then put me back in my place.”

-St. Bernadette Soubirous

St. Bernadette, pray for us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting Saturday Off Right: I Shall Spend Every Moment Loving 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.

St. Bernadette Soubirous, Visionary of Lourdes, instrument of The Immaculate Conception

I shall spend every moment loving. One who loves does not notice her trials; or perhaps more accurately, she is able to love them. I shall do everything for Heaven, my true home. There I shall find my Mother in all the splendor of her glory. I shall delight with her in the joy of Jesus Himself, in perfect safety.

-St. Bernadette Soubirous

Mailbag: You Win

Ann,

As of yesterday I stopped calling Bergoglio the pope.

That’s one down. A billion and a half to go. I do discuss the matter with others who might hear, or care.

Besides, Benedict could borrow his brother’s outfit, if he really wanted a black one.

Thank you for keeping up with your work.

Warmly,

J

It isn’t about me “winning” or “losing”. Truth is truth. Reality is what it is. All of us make the choice to either conform our rational intellects to it, or not. Whether the rest of the world agrees is simply irrelevant, as the Apostles learned well after Our Lord delivered the Bread of Life discourse (John 6).  It is a very bizarre thing to see the most strident Trad Catholics rail against modernism and humanism, and then turn around and in the same breath appeal not even to the “sensus fidelium”, but to, essentially, a mob of arch-heretic sodomites and their itchy-eared willing thralls and their acclamation of Bergoglio as Pope as their proofset, with the actual Vicar of Christ, physically present and visible. It isn’t even as if Pope Benedict were being held in a prison somewhere, invisible to the world.  He’s right in front of us.

But suddenly, in this context, despite the Good Shepherd discourse and countless admonitions and reminders that “going with the group” is one of the most unreliable modes of discernment, truth and reality are declared to be derivative of popular opinion.

It is very hard to think of the number of souls being lost to hell not just now, but in the future, and apply the word “win” to any of this.

 

 

It Seems to Me…

… that the greatest act of violence a devout, believing, orthodox Catholic could perpetrate against the Holy See of Peter is…

to call a man who is NOT Peter…

 

Like, for example, this arch-heretic faggot. The one in white on the right, not the other elevator-boy-raping arch-heretic smirking two-bit faggot tenderly caressing his demonic face, on his left.

Peter.

Please, please, please pray for this man, the One and Only Living Pope, at the Te Igitur, and at any commemorations (collect, secret, and postcommunion prayers), Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger, and please pray for his brother, Georg.  May God have mercy on their souls. PLEASE.

Left, Georg Ratzinger, right, Pope Benedict XVI, One and Only Living Vicar of Jesus Christ on Earth, Josef Ratzinger. May God, in His infinite mercy, have mercy on their souls.

Rebooting from the hack…

We’re in the process of recovering from the site being hacked. All content and the theme have been restored from backups.  There might be a feature or two working incorrectly; if you find something broken (or not adequately restored) feel free to send a detailed email to [email protected].  Thank you for your patience!

UDPATE (1:24 PM Denver time, Feb. 8th): current issues we’re working on include:

  • Top navigation menus — the plan is re-do these as soon as possible.
  • The illusion of being able to leave comments. Comments will not be enabled; removing that code from the template wasn’t the highest priority during the reboot.

Starting Monday Off Right: Danger, Titus! Danger! Edition

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

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A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, avoid: Knowing that he, that is such a one, is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned by his own judgment.
The Letter of St. Paul to Titus 3: 10-11

St. Titus, patron of the United States Army Chaplain Corps, pray for us.

St. Titus

The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple: The Antidote to Narcissism, Elitism and Oligarchy

Today, February 2nd, is the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple.  This is the Fourth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary, and the fruit of the mystery is OBEDIENCE.

Witnessing what we all have over the past decade, the total collapse of The Rule of Law in the private sector, the government and now The Church under the Bergoglian Antipapacy, the Feast of the Presentation is especially rich with meaning.

On the 40th day after His birth, Joseph and Mary, in perfect obedience to the Levitical Law, took Jesus to the Temple to be “redeemed”:

And every firstborn of men thou shalt redeem with a price. And when thy son shall ask thee tomorrow, saying: What is this? thou shalt answer him: With a strong hand did the Lord bring us forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. For when Pharao was hardened, and would not let us go, the Lord slew every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of man to the firstborn of beasts: therefore I sacrifice to the Lord all that openeth the womb of the male sex, and all the firstborn of my sons I redeem.
Exodus 13: 13-15

Now, stop and think about the reflexive nature of this.  Jesus Christ IS HIMSELF GOD.  Jesus IS HIMSELF the God that brought Israel out of bondage in Egypt.  Jesus Christ IS HIMSELF GOD who commanded that all “that openeth the womb of the male sex” be sacrificed and redeemed. Jesus Christ IS HIMSELF the Author of The Law because HE HIMSELF IS THE LAW.

So, why did Mary and Joseph, and ultimately Christ Himself, an infant of 40 days of age, go to the Temple and perform this action?  Furthermore, why did Mary also at the same time undergo the ritual of Purification, the rite performed on women who had just given birth?

Shouldn’t Mary, Joseph, and ultimately Christ Himself have dispensed themselves from these ritual precepts given the fact that Jesus is God Incarnate, and Mary was preserved in immaculate purity, including her virginity, and thus had absolutely no need of any rite of Purification?

Why did they comply with these Levitical precepts when they were all so clearly above them?

Because love of The Law and obedience to it is love of God and obedience to Him.

Can you imagine the Blessed Virgin, striding haughtily into the Temple, St. Joseph, nose in the air, looking down his nose at the priests, and declaring, “My Son will NOT be redeemed, because He is the Son of the Living God, The Messiah, and thus The Law does not apply to Him because He is its Author!” And then the Blessed Virgin saying, “And I, having conceived Him by the Holy Ghost, carried Him and borne Him, am The Mother of God, and thus will not submit to the Ritual of Purification, because I am perfectly pure!”

All of the above statements are true, but yet we can hear how narcissistic, elitist, and devoid of TRUE HUMILITY and charity they would have been.  No, Jesus, Mary and Joseph all submitted to and obeyed The Law because to do so is to set a good example, namely by completely rejecting the spirit of elitism, narcissism and oligarchy that utterly permeates our culture. In submitting to The Law at not just the Presentation and Purification 40 days after Our Lord’s birth, but also eight days after His birth when He was circumcised, His Most Precious Blood being shed for the first time – a Proto-Passion, which, in and of itself COULD have been enough to redeem the whole world, because even ONE DROP of Our Lord’s Blood, contains in Itself an infinity of His Mercy – in these acts of GENUINE humility, Jesus, Mary and Joseph provided the most profound witness to the Rule of Law, and a total rejection of the spirit of narcissistic elitism.

What do we see today?  We see an Antipope, falsely installed after an invalid attempted abdication, literally telling people that to obey all of the Ten Commandments is harmful to the Christian life. We see the same Antipope attempting to convince every human being that THEIR CONSCIENCE, their FEELINGS are higher than God Himself, and thus trump The Law, and that man, not God, is the final arbiter of truth and judge of sin.  And, as is always the case in paradigms in which The Rule of Law is destroyed, we see the Rule of Man, that is, a paradigm in which the biggest thug wins, a paradigm in which blackmail, coercion, threats, and eventually physical violence are the only rule, the only “law”, a paradigm in which there is no right to petiton for the redress of grievances, a paradigm in which the jackboot of the biggest thug stomps the human face forever.

Think of every tin-pot dictator. Think of every bureaucrat hanger-on, slavishly defending their criminal overlords.  Think of every financial executive, stealing millions if not billions with zero consequence.  Think of every mafia and racketeering organization. Think of the faggots committing their acts of sacreligious, desacratory sodomy inside the Vatican, and throughout the world. All of it, ultimately, to prove to themselves that they are an elite caste, above the law, accountable only to themselves and their perverse passions.

Think of ourselves, and how many times we have convinced ourselves, in things both big and small, that “The Rules Don’t Apply To Me.”

The example set by Our Lord, Our Lady, and St. Joseph, which we celebrate today on The Feast of the Presentation, is the antidote to elitism, narcissism, and shines a spotlight on The Rule of Law and its criticality.

I hope you never pray the Fourth Joyful Mystery the same ever again.

Happy Feast of The Rule of Law!

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The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, detail, Fra Angelico, ARSH 1440-1441, Monastery of St. Mark, Cell 10, Florence.

Under Cyber Attack, New Web Host Found, Changing Servers Now

Yes, I came under some sort of cyber attack several days ago.  It appears to be affecting mostly Internet Explorer and MSN browser users.  Firefox, Safari, and Chrome seem to be fine. But caution is urged.

This happened at about the same time that I was given notice of termination by my web host of the past eight months, due to my public position on the Bergoglian Antipapacy.  Thankfully, yesterday, I finally found another web host, the site is being migrated, and the cyber attacks will be addressed and dealt with.

In researching web hosting companies, I quickly discerned that “free speech” and “no censorship” are now dog-whistles for “this firm will host porn”.  As I have said many times, satan is a very good chess player – masterful at setting up what appear to be checkmate scenarios, in this case, in order to speak the naked truth about Jesus Christ and His Holy Church, you have to do business with pornographers and sex-traffickers.  Um, no.  God always provides. Look at the chessboard again – you aren’t in checkmate.  You’re still alive, and even able to move offensively.

I’m sorry for any of you who had any damage done to your computers by this, or inconvenience of having to re-install anything. But, this is war, and things like this should be expected, and I’m afraid that we will only see an increase in denial-of-service, virus and trojan attacks as we move forward in this pivotal year of ARSH 2017.