Monthly Archives: January 2018

Something Beautiful (for a change)

You know, when I received the email asking if I thought picking one’s nose constituted “sodomy”, I decided that today I would just post something beautiful.

Here is the Meditation from Thaïs by Massenet. Please refrain from picking your nose whilst listening, unless of course you are listening whilst in the shower, and then, by all means, pick away.

Starting Wednesday Off Right: Don Bosco 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. John Bosco, seated, right. Died 31 January, ARSH 1888.

As the steep descent of Christian civilization began roughly at the same time as the advent of photography, there are relatively few photos of saints while they lived on earth.  Today is the feast of St. John Bosco, and I include the photograph above because it contains other people, and is not a single, formal portrait photograph.  I think we all have the tendency to look at paintings, sculptures, mosaics, and icons of the saints and slip into a subconscious perception of them as fictional characters, probably somewhat due to our lifelong exposure to not just photographs but motion pictures, as well.  In our minds, we might tend to segregate photographic and video images into a category we falsely label “real”, and everything else into a category we falsely label “fiction”.  Thus, a photograph of Kim Kardashian – a self-mutilated sucking maw of narcissistic fakery – is “real”, while a painting of St. Philip Neri is “a fictional character set in Renaissance Italy”.  Before the advent of photography, I doubt that people grappled with this problem.

All of these people were real.  We aren’t called to love, befriend and emulate fictions. They are real, and the Saints are more alive than any of us, as they look upon the Face of God.

Finally, a few edifying quotes from St. John Bosco:

Be eager to go to Mass on weekdays also, even if it costs a sacrifice. Our Lord will reward you with His Blessings and make you succeed in your undertakings.

Do you want many graces? Visit Him often. Do you want Him to grant you only a few? Visit Him but seldom. Do you want the devil to attack you? Rarely visit the Blessed Sacrament. Do you want the devil to flee from you? Visit Jesus often. Do you want to overcome the devil? Take refuge at Jesus’ Feet. Do you want to be overcome by the devil? Give up visiting Jesus.
Visiting Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is essential, my dear boys, if you want to overcome the devil. Therefore make frequent visits to Jesus. If you do that, the devil will never prevail against you.

In general, do not wait for several transgressions before you correct anyone. Speak immediately and plainly. Praise those who mend their ways and encourage the slothful.

St. John Bosco, pray for us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

That Doesn’t Go There.

When I was a wee lass, lo these many decades ago now, I really didn’t think that I would end up trying to explain sexual morality to people on flicker box calculators and baby televisions. Sigh.

Just to try to put an end to the stream of emails flowing into my inbox asking if this-and-such jiggery-pokery is sinful or not (please, God, make it stop), here is a very simple rule of thumb: if that doesn’t go there, then, no, you may not do that.

The penis goes in the vagina. This is how life is transmitted.  This is how the species is perpetuated. This is NATURAL.

What about…

NO. That has nothing to do with the transmission of life. That doesn’t go there.

If THAT doesn’t go THERE, then NO. 

Mouths, rectums, fingers – none of these things have anything to do with the transmission of life.  In fact, to abuse these parts of the body – be it your own body or your spouse’s body – by using them for unnatural acts, which are ALL, by definition, sodomitical, is an intrinsically degrading, hateful thing to do to one’s spouse, and to one’s self.

But, I enjoy… But my spouse enjoys…

Uh huh.  And every faggot on earth will swear up and down that they “enjoy” all of the sick, twisted things they do to themselves and each other.  “Liking” or “enjoying” unnatural acts has exactly zero to do with the objective disorder and sinfulness of said acts.  Child molesters “enjoy” assaulting and raping children, and the evil bastards, when they are caught, often try to argue that the children “enjoyed it”.  Necrophiliacs “enjoy” masturbating with dead bodies.  Musloids “enjoy” sodomy with animals, children and dead bodies.

Well, if my spouse were to cut me off from oral sodomy, and all we could ever do in bed was man-on-top “missionary”, then our marriage would be over…

I really don’t even need to respond to that.  I guess the only question would be if your spouse is aware of the fact that you do not love them, and regard them only as an object to be used for sodomy.

But a priest told me…

Let me guess.  A priest told you that “you can do pretty much anything, as long as you ‘finish’ in the vagina.”  Yeah.  That is the fruit of the heretical “Theology of the Body” (which would perhaps be better called Theology of the Bawdy), and is specifically a direct quote from a man who has made a boatload of money off the JPII Theology of the Bawdy gravytrain – Christopher West.  I bought a couple of West’s books to read years ago, and I remember the moment that I literally dropped the book I was reading and never read another word of West’s again:

“There’s nothing inherently wrong with anal penetration as foreplay to normal intercourse…”

Drop. Done. Dude’s a pervert, and a heretic.

Folks, you can tell the whole JPII Theology of the Body thing is bad news by the people who are the cheerleaders for it.  Christopher West is basically a cheerleader for oral and anal sodomy, and has made boo-koo bucks telling Catholics that oral and anal sodomy are a-okay.  We are talking about a man who actually titled one of his books – I’m not making this up – “She Comes First”.  It’s so embarrassing to see someone with so little self-awareness, and sickening to realize that no one around him sat him down and told him what a complete fool he was making of himself, nevermind the massive scandal. If you want to read more on West, Chris Ferrara did a write-up on him years ago.

Another example of the JPII Theology of the Bawdy gravytrain crowd is the notorious Roman chalice-snatcher and fag-hag, Elizabeth Lev, daughter of former ambassador to the Holy See, Mary Ann Glendon.  Lev wrote a book on JPII’s Theology of the Body and the naked human form in art – WHILE OPENLY CARRYING ON A SEXUAL AFFAIR WITH A PRIEST.  Are we to take it that over a decade of sacrilegious fornication with a priest constituted “research”?

Sexual morality isn’t rocket surgery, folks.  It is simple, and because it is a domain of the Natural Law, it is simple to the point of being intuitive.  If THAT DOESN’T GO THERE, then NO, you can’t do it. The only place the husband’s penis goes is in the vagina of his wife.  The only thing that goes into a woman’s vagina is the penis of her husband.

I would also recommend reading my essay, “The Entire, Sad Contraception Issue Explained”, which clearly explains why the marital embrace after menopause or infertility due to an illness is totally okay and not at all sinful.  (Hint: Isaac and John the Baptist were both conceived naturally by very old, barren women.)

Now, I think no more talk of the marital embrace for a while. Goodness.


Starting Monday Off Right: Salesian 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.

“While extremely sensitive as to the slightest approach to slander, you must also guard against an extreme into which some people fall, who, in their desire to speak evil of no one, actually uphold and speak well of vice.”
-St. Francis de Sales

Sad Lesson: A “Bible-believing Evangelical Christian” Openly Chooses Eternal Damnation

This email came across the transom, and I put it here to show everyone how exactly it is that so many people that claim to be “devout, Bible-believing, Evangelical Christians” OPENLY, EASILY and IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS choose hell.  As in, right now, in real time. This is a glaring example of what Our Lord is talking about in Matthew 7 when He says:

“Not every one that saith to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of My Father who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven. Many will say to Me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in Thy Name, and cast out devils in Thy Name, and done many miracles in Thy Name? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity.”

That is one of the most terrifying passages in scripture.  “I never knew you: depart from Me.” When St. Paul said, “Work out your salvation in fear and trembling,” he wasn’t kidding.  The thought of Our Lord saying those words to us should fill all of us with fear and trembling. If they don’t then you need to ask yourself if you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  

Here is the email from a man in the central U.S. Emphases mine.

Hello Ann,

I’m one of your typical 58 years old, former military, married to the only woman for 38 years, father of three. I am very concerned for my kids and grandkids and do not like the direction we as a people are taking.

My parents attended the Church of the Nazarene and we were raised and baptized as Nazarenes. I’ve never attended a Catholic service or function other than a wedding and do not understand the Catholic traditions and teachings. You’re probably right about the antipope and state of affairs.

I’ve read your article “More Cutting the Crap: Humanae Vitae“, and had to research what Humanae Vitae was. I went back and read Genesis 38. My understanding is that God killed Onan’s brother for his wicked deeds. Juda ordered Onan to sleep with his sister in law and father his dead brother’s children. Onan disobeys the order and “spills his seed” on the floor. God kills Onan for this detestable act. Is this the source for your beliefs and statements?

If I understood correctly, the only time sexual relations are not a mortal sin is when a man and a woman engages in intercourse for the purpose of procreation. Any other activity between a man and a woman that does not introduce the ability to procreate is also a mortal sin, the same as homosexual sodomy. Is this right?

I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around this. My beliefs are similar with the exception of heterosexual marriage. To form a union, love and honor each other for better or worse is a hard oath to keep. God made men in his own image, different than women. Just as I will never be able to understand how it feels to be pregnant, you will never understand what God instills in men when it comes to sex. There is no better gift from God than sex between married lovers and most people stay married because they are lovers.

So my wife and I have committed (too many to count) mortal sins and are going to hell. If that is the price we pay for loving and satisfying each other for all these years, at least we will be together.


The first thing we need to take from this is how truly shallow and superficial almost all Protestant sects really are.  Look at his statement, “God made man in His own image, different than women.” The words “God made man in his own image” refers, of course, to the fact that human beings are created by God with RATIONAL INTELLECTS. (Insert joke here about how women lack rational intellects – I can’t lob that grapefruit directly over the plate and expect you not to swing.) What this fellow is obliquely trying to argue is that the uncontrolled libido and concupiscence of the eyes that fallen mankind suffers from is somehow “in the likeness and image of God”. Wow.  Just…wow.

Next, we should note that for this man, the notion of the marital act being essentially linked to and requiring an openness to the transmission of life is a COMPLETELY FOREIGN NOTION.  This is probably the first time this fellow has heard about or thought seriously about this truth.  Folks, consider that up until just a few decades ago, EVEN ATHEISTS knew and affirmed that the marital embrace MUST be ordered to fecundity, and that once the life-transmitting aspect was intentionally thwarted, sexual perversion would be the result. I have posted this quote before, but it proves the point so well.  This is Sigmund Freud, the atheist-Jew father of “psychoanalysis”, a man who has done incalculable damage to humanity.  What does it say about our culture and so-called “Bible-believing evangelical Christianity” when wicked, warped Freud had a far, far better understanding of sexual morality than the Average Joe “conservative” Protestant?

“The abandonment of the reproductive function is the common feature of all perversions. We actually describe a sexual activity as perverse if it has given up the aim of reproduction and pursues the attainment of pleasure as an aim independent of it. So, as you will see, the breach and turning point in the development of sexual life lies in becoming subordinate to the purpose of reproduction. Everything that happens before this turn of events and equally everything that disregards it and that aims solely at obtaining pleasure is given the uncomplimentary name of “perverse” and as such is proscribed.”
-Sigmund Freud

Finally, and most terrifyingly, we need to hone in on the final paragraph of the man’s email.

“So my wife and I have committed (too many to count) mortal sins and are going to hell. If that is the price we pay for loving and satisfying each other for all these years, at least we will be together.”

My God, my God, have mercy.

You do realize that this man casually just stated, in writing, that he chooses sin, carnal pleasure and thus eternal damnation for both himself and his wife whom he claims to love so much, over God?  Further, consider the fact that this man is in his late 50s, and we presume his wife is of similar age, given that they have been married for 38 years.  This man’s wife is now naturally infertile.  For this couple to repent WOULD INVOLVE ABSOLUTELY NO CHANGE IN THEIR CURRENT MARITAL LIFE AND SITUATION WITH REGARDS TO THE POSSIBILITY OF CONCEIVING CHILDREN.  It isn’t as if we are talking about a young couple here, for whom repentance would probably involve conceiving, bearing and raising more children.  All that would be required in terms of their marital economy would be to acknowledge that they had sinned, and, reading between the lines, and yes I’ll say it, to stop engaging in oral sodomy, which has become almost ubiquitous in our fallen civilization.

But, no.  This man very casually states that sexual pleasure is higher than God Himself, and if God’s Law interferes with that in any way, then God is rejected totally and completely, and the man will happily go to hell WITH HIS WIFE, and be happy to do so. He casually and easily breaks the First Commandment because he refuses to obey the Sixth Commandment.

NON SERVIAM.  I will not serve.  This is the Luciferian motto, and look – LOOK at how easily and casually it is proclaimed by a man that the broad culture would consider a “conservative Christian”.

What this man needs to be told – and I did reply to his email – along with the rest of the world is the truth about hell.  IF this man and his wife both end up in hell, they will not only be of zero comfort to one another, but will, in fact, spend all of eternity RAGING AT EACH OTHER for being their partner in sin and vector of their damnation. There is no charity in hell.  There is no relationship in hell.  I will conclude with an excerpt from my essay, “Hell: So Much Worse Than You Can Possibly Imagine”.

I hope this helps.


What Hell Is Like

Now for the truly useful and spiritually profitable information.  If you have ever struggled to answer or explain to someone why it is that we should not sin, why it matters whether or not person A is having sex with person B, listen up, because this is life-changing information – information that could literally make the difference for you or someone you love between eternal bliss or eternal agony and torment.

The first reason we should not sin is because our sins offend God.  And because God loves us infinitely, it is perhaps more profitable to think of our offending God more as breaking His Heart.  Just as a parent who has a child that does drugs has their heart broken by that child’s actions that hurt himself, God, because His love for us is infinite and perfect, and because He is Perfect Good, is infinitely offended, or we could say has His Heart infinitely broken, by even the smallest of our sins. If you would like to read more about Fear of The Lord, might I suggest my ambiguously-titled essay, “THE ONE ABOUT… FEAR OF THE LORD.”

As with heaven, the modern conception of hell is extremely childish and inadequate.  Hell is not MERELY a hot place with fire and demons poking you with sticks. These conceptions of the torment and agony of hell are as woefully inadequate as the image of heaven as a very boring place with blue, sunny sky above with beatified souls reposing on white fluffy clouds, dreamily stroking harps whilst angels, depicted as pudgy, bewinged babies, flit about like agreeable houseflies.

I’m sorry, but what, exactly is so attractive about that ridiculous and banal image of heaven? And what is so awful about that image of hell?  Yeah, it sounds unpleasant, but it doesn’t exactly strike terror in one’s heart – especially not terror at levels sufficiently high enough to stop robust, well-formed lads and lasses in the flower of youth (or morbidly obese, arthritic octogenarians, for that matter) from fornicating with each other.

Let me describe to you what hell is like for fornicators.  I use fornicators as our first example because there are just so darn many.  Any sex outside of valid marriage is fornication, folks. No matter how much the parties in question might “love each other”. Post-western, post-Christian culture is AWASH in fornication.

In hell, we will be in close proximity to those people also in hell that we cooperated or engaged in sin with.  I suspect this would be because the damned are obsessed and consumed with hatred and rage, and thus damned humans themselves will gravitate towards those that they personally sinned with.  Obviously, fornicators will be in immediate proximity to each other.  And so, what hell will entail will be human souls raging at each other, screaming the most vile insults, profanities, and perhaps even physical attacks after the General Resurrection when ALL SOULS will be reunited to their bodies. Why? Because the partner in fornication was a full cooperator in the mortal sin that presumably resulted in the eternal damnation, and thus the fornicators will hate and blame each other for their own damnation.

I received an email from a woman not long after I first wrote about this.  She had a boyfriend, as most gals today do at some point.  They were very average American 20-somethings.  They were in a steady relationship, lived in separate houses, but fornicated regularly.  They were attracted to each other, loved each other, got along well and there was no history of fighting, and certainly no abuse.  The woman told me in this email that she started exploring religion, reading up, and settled into serious study of Catholicism and Catholic moral teaching.  Obviously, her fornication with her boyfriend began to nag at her conscience until she finally acknowledged that she had to stop having sex outside of marriage.

The day arrived when she finally had to talk to her boyfriend, explain what she had learned, and tell him that it was very important that they stop having sex.  She did not want to end the relationship – just stop having sex until marriage.

Up until that point, their relationship had been smooth with no major fights – they got on very well, and the boyfriend treated her well.  She fully expected that they were on the path to marriage.  There was never even the slightest hint of abuse or disrespect in the modern sense (I qualify that because the act of fornication itself is a sign of massive disrespect, but you know what I’m trying to convey).

The last words she heard her boyfriend say to her were bellowed at her in a screaming rage as she quickly left his house in fear, after explaining to him that the Church teaches that fornication is a mortal sin and that it was important to stop having sex until they were married: “YOU F***ING C***! YOU F***ING C***!”

This sort of rage – seemingly out of the blue and unthinkable to her just a few minutes before it happened – was a foretaste of hell.  It was a foretaste of the deep, raging hatred that humans who cooperate and enable sin with others feel, and if they don’t repent and die in their sin, will spend all eternity drowning in.  And folks, no human being will take hell “stoically”.  All of us who end up damned will rage eternally.  We will rage at God, we will rage at the angels and saints in heaven, we will rage at all of the other humans in hell, and we will rage at the demons.  The other humans in hell and all of the demons will spend eternity raging right back at us.

This is what fornicators, sodomites, heck EVERYBODY MUST be told.  If you do not stop this, you will spend eternity RAGING at this person that you claim to love.  And they will spend eternity RAGING at you.

I am blessed to have observed/experienced demoniacal, hellish human rage like this more than once in my life.  I have seen the faces of people I love twist and contort into a countenance still recognizable, but yet completely “other”. I have seen eyes blazing with rage and hatred of me, with what can only be described as the fire of hell behind them.  I have seen the lips curl back, exposing the teeth as fangs. I have been raged at by people I love for merely existing, and I thank God for it because it was the gift of experiencing a foretaste of hell. And it was something much better than a vision – because it was real.  It is a spiritual insight of the highest and gravest importance.

If you have never experienced this, pray God you never do, and thank God that you can be aware of it from my third-party description. And pray God that you be saved from hell, because hell will be an unending, ever-increasing orgy of rage.  And what is perhaps most terrifying about this is that those who are damned will be exactly the same species of rage monster that others are to them.  As terrifying as it is to think of someone you love raging at you for all eternity, what is even worse is the thought of you yourself raging forever at the people you “love”.  Do you love your kids?  Well, if you don’t make it to heaven, you will spend eternity hating your kids.  And make no mistake, the damned rage at EVERYONE, whether they are in hell with them, or in heaven.  There are no alliances, no friendships, no family.  Everyone is alone in the way that the Diabolical Narcissists among us are alone. They are islands, utterly cut-off from others by their freely chosen self-purgation of all love.

So even if you end up damned, but everyone you have ever loved makes it to heaven, because you are damned and they are not, you will hate them for their beatitude.  You will spend eternity in hell looking up towards the heaven which you will never, ever see, and cursing all those in it.  And the people you “loved” most in the world, will be the people that you hate most when you are in hell. If they are in hell with you, you will blame them for your damnation.  If they are in heaven, you will hate them for their beatitude (remember the demonic emotional palate: anger, hated, ENVY and fear), and for not doing more in life to prevent your own damnation.

Let me say that again, because it is extremely important:  the people you “loved” most in the world, will be the people that you hate most when you are in hell. We should all be motivated by this.

Fornicators in hell will hate their sex partners.
Parents in hell will hate their children.
Children in hell will hate their parents.
Friends in hell will hate their friends.
Priests in hell will hate their flock.
Catholics in hell will hate their priests, bishops and popes.
Spouses in hell will hate their spouse.
Everyone in hell will hate God.

The Last Judgment, Detail, Fra Angelico, ARSH 1425, Church of San Marco, Florence

Starting Saturday Off Right: Our Pleasure Will Know No Bounds 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.

“Tell her that you love her more than your own life, because this present life is nothing, and that your only hope is that the two of you pass through this life in such a way that in the world to come you will be united in perfect love.  Say to her, ‘Our time here is brief and fleeting, but if we are pleasing to God, we can exchange this life for the Kingdom to come. Then we will be perfectly one both with Christ and each other, and our pleasure will know no bounds.’

…Remind one another that nothing in life is to be feared, except offending God.  If your marriage is like this, it will rival the holiest of monks.”

St. John Chrysostom, ARSH 349-407, speaking to young men on marriage

Barnhardt Podcast #044: Dividing and Conquering Church Traditions with Modernist Bee-Ess

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In this episode we discuss the antics and power politics in play between Rome and the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA)**, especially the significance of the current Roman Bishop in White ordering a duly-appointed Bishop in China to step down in favor of an excommunicated, schismatic member of the CPCA. As long as a given tactic of Satan works he will continue to use it, and the “divide and conquer” tactic is one that has worked all too well throughout human history. We also discuss how “Divide et Impera” has played out in the Church Militant from Apostolic times through the current day, with an emphasis on the formation and early history of the Society of Saint Pius X and what is currently known as Traditional Catholicism.

**Yes, SuperNerd got the name of the ersatz Catholic Church in China wrong twice… and he’s chagrined and embarrassed about that.

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Starting Wednesday Off Right: Baptism of Desire 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.


Golden cup depicting St. Emerentiana being stoned to death at the tomb of St. Agnes

Yesterday was the feast of St. Emerentiana.  While her name might sound obscure, she is actually a very important saint, and I look forward to her feast every year.  St. Emerentiana is described as the “friend” or “foster sister” of St. Agnes of Rome, whose feast we just celebrated on Sunday.  St. Agnes was a young virgin of Roman nobility, who refused to marry and was executed after many torments, including being dragged naked through the streets to a brothel. Despite all the efforts of her tormenters, her virginity and modesty was maintained throughout her martyrdom, and finally giving up, her torturers beheaded her.  You can visit St. Agnes’ skull in the church of St. Agnes in the very famous Piazza Navona in Rome.  St. Agnes is commemmorated in the Canon of every Mass at the Nobis quoque peccatoribus, which is one of the “landmarks” in the Mass wherein the priest says the words out loud, not only so that the faithful might confirm exactly where the priest is in the order of the Mass, but also because the Nobis quoque peccatoribus is one of the NINE instances in the Mass wherein Our Lord offers His forgiveness of our venial sins.  Here is the text of the prayer, which comes after the Consecration – so remember, when this prayer is said, Our Lord is physically substantially present on the altar in the transubstiated host – now Body – and chalice – now Blood, and space-time has been manipulated by God Almighty such that the moment of Calvary intersects and touches that moment of “now”, and thus we are literally present at the foot of the Cross.

Nobis quoque peccatoribus famulis tuis, de multitudine miserationum tuarum sperantibus, partem aliquam, et societatem donare digneris, cum tuis sanctis Apostolis et Martyribus, cum Joanne, Stephano, Matthia, Barnaba, Ignatio, Alexandro, Marcellino, Petro, Felicitate, Perpetua, Agatha, Lucia, Agnete, Caecilia, Anastasia, et omnibus Sanctis tuis, intra quorum nos consortium, non aestimator meriti sed veniae, quaesumus, largitor admitte. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.

To us also, thy sinful servants, confiding in the multitude of Thy mercies, vouchsafe to grant some part and fellowship with Thy holy Apostles and Martrys; with John, Stephen, Matthias, Barnabas, Ignatius, Alexander, Marcellinus, Peter, Felicity, Perpetua, Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Cecily, Anastasia, and with all Thy saints, into whose company we beseech Thee to admit us, not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offenses.

When the priest says aloud, “Nobis quoque peccatoribus”, it is a pious practice for the faithful praying along with the Mass silently on their knees in the nave, to bow their heads and strike their breast, as this is the fifth of nine moments of contrition and, if the person is so disposed, forgiveness of their venial sins in the Mass.

And little St. Agnes is included in the list of saints invoked by name.

But back to St. Emerentiana.  St. Emerentina’s mother was actually St. Agnes’ wetnurse, and thus what would have been called a “slave” of St. Agnes’ noble family, but really such employees of noble families like these were considered part of the family.  So, St. Agnes and St. Emerentiana, while not blood relatives, were more than friends in the sense that St. Emerentiana was a legal part of St. Agnes’ father’s household.  And, naturally they were playmates and friends, but with a decidedly sisterly dynamic between them.  St. Agnes had told St. Ementiana of Our Lord and His Holy Church, and St. Emerentiana wanted to likewise be a Christian, and was thus receiving convert instruction in preparation for her baptism.  Back in those days, this period of instruction lasted years, as it was deemed absolutely essential that catechumens know and hold the Catholic faith whole and entire.  They had to know what exactly they were professing, and be willing to die for it.  If a catechumen were poorly or incompletely catechized, the odds of them apostatizing under threat or torture obviously increased, and such apostasies were profoundly scandalous. Furthermore, as we have discussed previously, hell for the baptized is far worse than hell for the unbaptized precisely because the baptized soul will know, for all eternity, that they had the Beatific Vision, eternity with God, in their grasp, and they lost it by their own free choice to turn their back on Christ in favor of indulging their appetite for sin.

So, St. Agnes was murdered, and a few days later, St. Emerentiana went to her tomb to pray and mourn.  A group of pagans saw St. Emerentiana weeping and praying at St. Agnes’ tomb, and filled with murderous hatred, they stoned her to death.

So, what do you think?  St. Emerentiana had not yet been baptized.  Was she saved?  The Church says, “Yes!” St. Emerentiana is, in fact, a virgin martyr.  She is an example of what is called The Baptism of Desire, and also in this case because she was murdered for her faith, Baptism of Blood.  She had the faith.  She loved Our Lord and His Holy Catholic Church.  She was actively in the process of being catechized so that she could receive the Sacraments of Initiation.  She wasn’t just a “nice person” who nebulously “tried to live a good life”. She was specifically in the process of entering The One True Church.  And since Our Lord is a Person, and not an impersonal legal code or philosophy, and since Our Lord is not a jerk, and is not limited by His Own Sacraments, He can do what He wants, which is ALWAYS perfectly JUST and MERCIFUL.

Now, there is a heresy floating around that was invented by a priest in the 20th century, a Fr. Leonard Feeney, who fell under the influence of… wait for it… a woman, that is called “Feeneyism”.  Nearly all Trad Catholic bloggers are spammed by, and often times calumniated by a very sad man who is a Feeneyite heretic.  I suspect that this chap, who I will not name, because that would just be throwing gas on the flames of his disorder, is not quite altogether mentally right, as he is completely obsessed with the Feeneyite heresy, and seems to suffer from a total lack of self-awareness and delusions of grandeur.  One of the symptoms of these mental disorders that I have noticed over the years of my internet notoriety, such as it is, from what might be called low-grade Asperger’s all the way up to full-blown paranoid schizophrenia, is that the people in question are utterly convinced that the entire universe is hanging on their every word.  It never occurs to them that the reason no one responds to them is because no one is paying attention.  It never occurs to them that people simply block them, send their emails to the spam folder or to auto-delete, and that they are being ignored.  Again, this is another negative aspect of the internet – it feeds and amplifies not only narcissism, but also mental illness.

The heresy of Feeneyism revolves around the doctrine of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus (EENS), which means, “Outside The Church There Is No Salvation”.  Feeneyites argue, very unsuccessfully, that God Almighty is, in fact, limited by His Own Sacraments, and that it is completely impossible for someone who never received Water Baptism to be saved.  So what do Feeneyites say about not just St. Emerentiana, but the other saints that The Church has lifted to the altar? namely, Saints Victor, Rhais and Hericlides, who were all catechumens, and even an unnamed soldier in England during the reign of Diocletian who was converted by St. Alban as the soldier was escorting St. Alban to his execution.  The soldier was thus executed with St. Alban, and The Church thus holds this soldier, St. Alban’s companion, as having been Baptized By Blood.

The Feeneyites tend to stare at their shoes, and then mumble something about these people being “baptized by the angels”.  Well, we can see where this leads.  If the angels come down and baptize with water, then why don’t the angels baptize babies that are about to be murdered by abortion?  And if the angels DO preternaturally baptize babies with water, then why, exactly shouldn’t a woman murder her own child – after all, if the angels swoop down and “baptize” the child, the child goes instantly to heaven, right?  So, yeah, the heresy of Feeneyism leads very quickly to abortion being the greatest act of love and mercy a woman can do for her child.  Murder the child and guarantee it heaven.  Because, folks, ALL HERESIES, BECAUSE THEY ARE BASED ON A FALSE BASE PREMISE, INEVITABLY LEAD TO TOTAL INVERSION. Some heresies only take one or two logical steps to end up at child murder or the like, while some are more subtle and take a few more logical steps, but they ALL end up in hell.  There is only One Truth, and this is why Our Lord said, “Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!”

If you would like to read more about the doctrine of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus, which is so critical, and which is openly denied today by Antipope Bergoglio and the rest of the Freemasonic infiltrators of The Church, I wrote a piece a while back that tries to explain it a bit.  In contemporary parlance, the denial of EENS is called the heresy of “Universalism” and “Indifferentism”.  Long story short, of course there is no salvation outside The Church.  Heaven is The Church Triumphant, that is all the angels and saints INDWELLING inside The Triune Godhead, eternally adoring God “from the inside”, offering the endless Sacrifice of Praise and Thanksgiving.  There is no domain of heaven outside of this.  There is certainly no “Hindu heaven” or “Buddhist heaven” or “Protestant heaven” or “atheist heaven”.  Everyone in heaven is Catholic, because the Catholic Church, Triumphant, is The Father’s House of Many Mansions. And there is no other House.  There is no other Truth. Only hell exists outside of the Beatific Vision.  The domain of hell called “The Limbo of the Innocents” does not involve torment, but it is hell because it is outside of God.  The hell of the damned, which, sadly, most people probably end up in, involves torment because the people there are aware of the fact that they will never see God, and that they COULD have been saved, but freely chose not to be.  God, in His mercy, allows these lost souls to be tormented by demons, and by each other, AS A MERCIFUL DISTRACTION.  Sit in stillness with that until it sinks in.  Not only should it drive home how truly awful eternal damnation will be, but more importantly, it should drive home how incredibly, incomprehensibly GOOD heaven is.  Heaven is so good that the worst possible torment would be for a damned soul to spend all eternity, alone and undistracted, pondering what they will never see by their own free choice – God Himself.

I hope this helps.

So, one day late, St. Emerentiana, pray for us.
Saints Victor, Rhais, Hericlides and the Companion of St. Alban, pray for us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Barnhardt Podcast #043: Shadow Ban the Pig Wrestlers!

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In this episode we discuss the recent revelations that Twitter actively engages in shadow-banning of conservative and “redneck” content, both through machine learning and manual intervention, as well as Twitter employees reading the “private” messages and content of users of the service. Additionally we question whether these social media platforms are even needed for conservative writers or if they are counter-productive sources of interruptions where the trolls and “pig wrestlers” love nothing more than to mix it up and get people annoyed. We also talked about social media as a vector for precipitating a Black Swan event — hacking the right twitter account and posting fake news could cause more real-world effect than an accidental ballistic missile warning!

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