Monthly Archives: February 2018

And almost as if on cue…

From the DailyMail.  Not exactly the most respectable paper, but I find it interesting that the mainstream media is now publishing pieces about Antipope Bergoglio ogling scantily clad boys in hotpants.  And, as always, there is Georg Ganswein. I’m telling you, that guy is no good. No good, and up to his eyebrows in all of this dumpster fire of a hot mess.

Step right up! The Pope (sic) looks very amused as he welcomes circus performers including acrobat in barely-there outfit

  • Pope Francis (sic) overjoyed after scantily-clad circus artist performed during his weekly audience
  • The young man, dressed in white hotpants and a cloth across his chest, later knelt before the Pope (sic)
  • Pope Francis (sic) has turned circus shows in Pope VI hall in the Vatican into somewhat of a tradition 

Run, little boy. Run far, far away from the very bad men….

Question: What Sort of Man Consciously Surrounds Himself With and Actively Protects Sex Perverts?

Question: What sort of man consciously surrounds himself with and actively protects sex perverts?

Answer: A sex pervert.

Would you ever in a million years allow a man that you knew to be a sodomite, much less a frequenter of boy prostitutes to touch you like this? Would you ever in a million years gaze affectionately at a publicly known and notorious boy rapist like this?

 

Starting Tuesday Off Right: To Compassionate 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.

Remember, when Our Lord says, “I make all things new,” He is talking about you. Yes, YOU. Specifically and personally.

Consider: the anguish of heart experienced by Jesus at the sight of Mary.

He beholds her sorrowing, weeping, overwhelmed with the bitterest grief, and when the eyes of the Mother and of the Son meet, how deep a wound is inflicted on the tender Heart of Jesus! Jesus loves Mary as His Mother. Jesus, the most loving of Sons, entertains the most indescribable feelings of affection for Mary, the most amiable of mothers. How great, then, and how bitter must be His grief at beholding this beloved Mother so deeply afflicted and anguish-stricken on His account? Oh, hard indeed must that heart be which does not compassionate Jesus in this new suffering!
-From Day 21 of “Meditations from the School of Jesus Crucified
by Fr. Ignatius of the Side of Jesus, C.P.

The clip above from Mel Gibson’s “Passion of The Christ” is one of the two most moving in the film – the other being the raising of The Cross.  Mel Gibson is a seriously, seriously troubled man, and needs our prayers, particularly because he knows what The Church teaches, being a weird kind of lapsed sedevacantist (that kind of doesn’t make sense – but you know what I’m saying).  But he really did a great job with The Passion of The Christ.

As Lent rapidly approaches, folks are always looking for something to do for Lent aside from the various and sundry fasts.  I have a suggestion!  A book has been re-compiled and re-published of 31 meditations of Our Lord’s Passion written by a Passionist priest, Fr. Ignatius of the Side of Jesus (ARSH 1801-1844).  In addition to a fast or fasts during Lent, one should also begin and continue a good habit for permanent continuance, for example, praying the Rosary every day if one isn’t already, etc.  Well, this little book is designed to be used in a continuous way, a continual 31 day cycle of meditating on Our Lord’s Passion.  Might I suggest this as an excellent new habit to begin in this Lententide?

HERE IS A LINK TO PURCHASE “MEDITATIONS FROM THE SCHOOL OF JESUS CRUCIFIED”. It is only $12.99.

*Finally, just to front-run any inquiries, yes, “to compassionate” is a verb, obviously meaning to feel compassion for, to pity, to feel sorry for. He compassionated… She is compassionating….

Starting Monday Off Right: The Gentler Sex 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. Peter Healing St. Agatha, Giovanni Lanfranco, ARSH 1614

St. Peter Healing St. Agatha, Giovanni Lanfranco, ARSH 1614

Meet St. Agatha.  Today is her feast day.  Agatha was a young Sicilian noblewoman who was viciously raped and tortured to death under the Decian persecution in ARSH 251.  St. Agatha is commorated in the Canon of every Mass (the Canon is the fixed prayers from the Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy) to the Pater Noster (the Lord’s Prayer).  The invocation of St. Agnes comes after the Consecration, while Our Blessed Lord is upon the Altar.  In the Mass of the Ages, this comes at the NOBIS QUOQUE PECCATORIBUS…  In the Novus Ordo, well, I guess it is hit-and-miss.  The English translation of the Latin is:

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 Martyrs; 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 offences.

One of St. Agatha’s tortures was to have her breasts cut off.  Hence, she is almost always pictured holding a plate with her two severed breasts upon it.  She endured incredible tortures, and was healed at one point by a miraculous appartition of St. Peter himself (pictured above).  Finally, after enduring more rape, torture with fire and mutilation, St. Agatha died from her torture in prison.

I especially like the Collect:

O God, Who among other wonders of Your power have given the victory of martyrdom even to the gentler sex, graciously grant that we who commemorate the anniversary of the death of blessed Agatha, Your Virgin and Martyr, may come to You by following her example.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

And, of course, the Gospel is Matthew 19: 3-12, in which Our Lord declares marriage to be indissoluble.  Because marriage between man and wife – indissoluble – is the image pointing to the greater reality of Christ’s espousal to His Church – indissoluble. It’s amazing the things a person can do and the sufferings one can bear if one knows and believes that they are espoused to God Almighty, and that He will never, ever abandon them.  What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder.

St. Agatha is very close to Our Lord in heaven and thus has great intercessory sway with Him.  As we move closer to the Counter-revolutionary World War wherein the full demonic power of the Freemasonic-sodomite Anti-church, Marxism, islam and the animalistic and hell-spawned depravity of the rap/hip-hop culture will be turned loose upon the western world, ask St. Agatha to pray for you that you might be courageous in the face of any coming rape and torture, and die an exemplary and holy death, if it so happens that you should meet that fate and be thus martyred.  I know I sure do.

St. Agatha, pray for us!

Barnhardt Benefactor Masses Now Offered SEVEN DAYS PER WEEK!

Amazing news, folks! A priest in a sleepy little backwater offered to fill out the rest of the week and commemorate my benefactors and supporters on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  And so, to my inexpressible joy, I can now report that as of yesterday, the Feast of the Presentation, all of my benefactors and supporters, including people that have decided that they hate me, will have the Holy and August Sacrifice of Calvary, the Holy Mass in the Venerable Rite of Pius V, offered for them EVERY SINGLE DAY.

I hope that if something bad happens such as death, illness, job loss, strife with family or friends or in the workplace, or if someone is just feeling bad in general, that one and all can take solace in the fact that, “this day isn’t all bad, because today, somewhere in the world, the Mass is being offered for me.”  Whatever burdens, cares, worries, pains, sufferings, shocks, or hardships you have, every day take them to the foot of the Cross, take them to Our Lord.  Unite yourself every day to the Mass.  Ask your guardian angel especially to connect you to the Mass being offered for you through his angelic presence there. Let your guardian angel be the “connecting bridge”. Ask your guardian angel to sprinkle you with the Precious Blood of Christ at the Elevation of the Chalice at this Mass being offered daily for you.  And remember, all of the angels and all of the saints are present at every Mass, so EVERY DAY ask your patron saints and your saint friends to unite you to Our Lord’s Passion on Calvary, being offered specifically for you.

The Barnhardt Benefactor Masses occur throughout the week in North America, Europe and the Middle East, as two of the Benefactor Mass preists are deployed chaplains, so the planet is enfolded in Masses for you every week.

Further, remember that God is not limited by space OR TIME.  Consider that graces that flow forth from Masses offered to you today might find their fruition in both the past and the future.  Looking back at your life, are there any instances wherein you can see, in retrospect, that The Divine Hand of Providence was guiding or protecting you?  Consider the possibility that graces from Masses today could have been applied to you and shaped your life from the moment of your conception.  I am convinced that my conversion and even inklings I had about Our Lord, His Church, and even The Natural Law that I had as a child and young adult were tied to the Masses and Divine Liturgies that people have had offered for me in the years since I became “famous” and thus have had Masses said for me at all.

In the same way, graces from Masses offered for you today might apply in the future.  Maybe years or decades from now when trials and temptations come, Masses offered for you today will shower you with graces when you need them most.  And, obviously, for those outside The Church, these Masses might contribute to your reversion or conversion.  And, we pray, that they will profit EVERYONE at the hour of their death, may that hour be many decades hence.

Remember, most people today NEVER have a Mass offered for them, because there are so few people left in the Novus Ordo paradigm that even know what the Mass is, much less believe in it, much less have Masses said for themselves or others.  At the General Judgment, we will all find out exactly how the economy of graces flowed, and how we all touched each other’s lives – for good or for ill.

I would say, “I wish I could do more,” but I don’t want to play-down the enormousness and the movement of grace that comes from having The Holy Sacrifice offered for you while you are yet alive. The saints and doctors agree that the multiplier relative to Masses offered for the repose of the souls of the dead is substantial. And that stands to reason, if you think about it. Here is an excellent quote I came across from a Dominican priest:

Father Cole OP writes, “While it is important to keep in mind that Masses for the deceased do help them, one Mass offered for anyone living will have a greater efficacy for that person because in this life all are capable of freely cooperating with any grace and the graces of a Mass may even change the direction of someone’s life including one’s own. However, it may be that a particular grace of a Mass is not accepted for many years which is why one must take a long term view of supplications for loved ones still on earth. Even more, one needs to take an even longer term perspective when praying for the poor souls because we do not see what we are doing to help them. We only know by faith that we are helping them.”

So from now on, just remember that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered for you on days that end in “y”.  And please remember the priests offering these Masses in your prayers.

Every. Day. For you, your salvation, and your intentions.

Whew. It Only Takes One To Make It All Worthwhile… UPDATED

(Across the transom.  Details obscured to maintain the sender’s anonymity.)

Hi Ann,

I am an under-40 married woman who came upon your blog because of my devout aunt who mentions you often. I also consider myself and my husband devout Catholics, fans of Latin Mass, not fans of the current papacy, etc. However, we were not as “Catholic” as we originally thought and I know that now thanks to your blog post “That Doesn’t Go There.”

My husband and I have been engaging in certain acts as part of the marital embrace all throughout our married life that I now know to be forbidden, serious sins thanks to your post. I was one of those people who searched online for an answer and found that “you can do pretty much anything as long as you finish in the vagina,” so that is what we have been doing. However, I never found myself to truly enjoy any of these acts and for quite some time had a nagging sensation that perhaps we shouldn’t be engaging in them (I know you call that my God-given grace shining through). I was shocked to see your blog post which was a definite sign from God to what I had been debating internally for quite some time. When it came time to tell my husband we could no longer engage in these acts, I was nervous. When I first told him, he was immediately taken aback but shortly afterward completely understanding. Since then we have had two loving and sin free marital embraces that have been completely blissful and much more satisfying than anything we had done before.

So I just wanted to reach out and let you know that you are making a difference to many and thanks to you the soul of myself and my husband have a better chance of reaching the Beatific Vision. I have never felt happier and more in love with my husband and my Faith. I feel as though a large weight has been lifted off my soul!

God Bless you!!

Most of the feedback I have received to “That Doesn’t Go There” has been negative, with some of it downright irate and spiteful  – not surprising given the intense demonic entanglement in the sins of the flesh.  However, I have heard from two priests who both said that certain forms of sodomy now considered “harmless” and even “necessary” for the wife’s pleasure, are rampant, even amongst Trad Catholics, and even Trads have been scandalized by Theology of the Body and Christopher West’s oeuvre.  But perhaps even more directly, the saturation of our culture by pornography has desensitized people to unnatural acts by gradualism.  It is precisely because people now know what it is that faggots do to each other that they have convinced themselves that sodomitical penetrations between man and wife are morally licit “by comparison”.  They aren’t.

Thanks be to God at least one couple has been able to see the Truth of Christ and return to chastity in their marriage.  And, as always, we must remember that sometimes these ideas get planted like seeds in people’s hearts and minds, and that it might takes years or decades for them to bloom.  But the initial effort MUST be made.  The initial seed MUST be planted.  Someone HAS TO SAY IT. And then we turn it all over to the Blessed Mother, the Queen of Heaven, and trust in her intercession with her Son, Our Lord, per the Fifth Glorious Mystery of the Rosary.  EVERY. DAY.

Also, for any others struggling with these issues, remember that the First Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary is Our Lord’s Agony in the Garden, the fruit of which is SORROW FOR SIN.  The Second Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary is the Scourging of Our Lord at the Pillar.  The fruit of this Mystery is PURITY.

I hope this all helps, as always.

UPDATE

Here’s another one, across the transom-

Here’s a different sort of hashtag “me too”:

I read your latest post about the woman who thanked you for enlightening her in the post “that doesn’t go there”. I feel exactly the same. My husband & I have been engaging in things we didn’t realize were sinful. I also kept searching for a definitive answer & kept getting the “just as long as you finish in the vagina” garbage. Thanks to you, I know the truth. Also thanks to you, I left my N.O. parish this week and joined our local Latin Mass parish.

Be assured of my prayers for you,
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Starting Thursday Off Right: Power of Distinguishing 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.

Madonna and Child with St Ignatius of Antioch and St Onophrius, Lorenzo Lotto, ARSH 1508, Borghese Gallery, Rome

Today is the feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch, who was a student of St. John the Apostle.  Not bad.  I love how in the image above, Our Lord is reaching toward St. Ignatius and handing to him His Sacred Heart, crowned with thorns, and pierced.

When I was reading my way into The Church (and being so scandalized by the Kennedys that I kept delaying my entry), one of the most helpful books I read was called “The Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words“, which is a compendium of quotations by the early Church Fathers, namely Ignatius of Antioch (died ARSH 110), Clement of Rome (died ARSH 99, consecrated a bishop by St. Peter), Justin Martyr (died ARSH 165), and Irenaeus of Lyon (student of Polycarp who was a student of John the Apostle, died ARSH 202). If you are genuinely interested in what EXACTLY was going on in the days, weeks and decades after Our Lord’s Passion, Resurrection and Ascension, and the descent of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost, I highly recommend reading the words of the Church Fathers themselves.  It’s all there: the Mass, the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist, sacramental confession of sins, hierarchical structure of the Church Militant, everything.

Here is a quote from St. Ignatius.  Boy, how timely and relevant is this?  Remember folks, every one of us will stand ALONE before Christ at our Particular Judgment.  There will be no finger pointing, no blaming of others.  Every human being with the “power of distinguishing”, which means above the age of reason, and not suffering from mental retardation or other physical limitation to reasoned thought and apprehension of objective reality, will be held responsible for their actions. Many people today are desperately trying to convince themselves and others that only degreed theologians or canon lawyers are competent to “distinguish”.  This is a LIE. And it is so transparently ridiculous a lie as to be laugh-out-loud-able.  We know from the Good Shepherd discourse, Our Lord’s words to the disciples of John the Baptist, the example of the Good Thief, and the witness of the Martyrs, many of whom were peasants, soldiers, and even children (St. Agnes of Rome was 13), coupled with the observation of the ever-escalating catastrophic failure of theologians and canonists of the past century, and plain old common sense, that “the power of distinguishing” belongs to all of us, and we are all expected to use it.  Trailing off after an arch-heretic Antipope, and likely False Prophet Forerunner of the Antichrist, in the name of “obedience” and “humility” or even some perverse notion of “piety” will NOT go over well. “Well, the wolves and faithless hirelings and people with doctorates from Pontifical Universities told me it was okay….” Balderdash.

In like manner, everyone who has received from God the power of distinguishing and yet follows an unskillful pastor and receives a false opinion for the truth shall be punished…
Be not deceived: if any man follows him who separates from the truth, he shall not inherit the kingdom of God; and if any man does not stand aloof from the preacher of falsehood he shall be condemned to Hell.
-St. Ignatius of Antioch