Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Burned….

Can I recommend a reasonable red wine?  Sure.  I can do that.

I would recommend wines from Italy.  They have been cultivating grapes and fermenting wine on the Italian Peninsula for thousands of years. Young vintners are 600 years old in Italy.  And because there isn’t the marketing “cachet” of France, Italian wine is MUCH cheaper.  For a good, all-purpose red that is bound to please everyone, I would recommend “Il Bruciato” from the house of Antinori in Tuscany.

It tastes like pie.  Yummy, delicious pie. With berries and cherries and plums, oh my! It is smooth, and shouldn’t cost more than $30 per bottle, which is reasonable for a decent bottle of imported red.  The link above is $19.99. Don’t hold it forever, either.  It is meant to be consumed, not aged for 15 years.  Drink ’em if you got ’em!

Oh, and “Il Bruciato” means “The Burned”.

The Fifth Joyful Mystery: Sweet Surrender

The Fifth Joyful Mystery of the Most Holy Rosary is the Finding of Jesus in the Temple.  The fruit of the Mystery is “Joy at Finding Jesus”. I have always heard this song as such: Sweet Surrender. If you listen to it with the ears of Faith, it is quite moving. Particularly germane to our recent discussion in this space of worthy reception of the Eucharist are the lyrics, “I only hope that I won’t disappoint you, when I’m down here on my knees.” One cannot help but be reminded of the prayer just before Holy Communion in the Mass:

Let not the partaking of Thy Body, O Lord, Jesus Christ, which I, though unworthy, presume to receive, turn to my judgment and condemnation; but let it, through Thy mercy, become a safeguard and remedy, both for soul and body; Who with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen.

Percéptio Córporis tui, Dómine Iesu Christe, quod ego indígnus súmere præsúmo, non mihi provéniat in iudícium et condemnatiónem: sed pro tua pietáte prosit mihi ad tutaméntum mentis et córporis, et ad medélam percipiéndam: Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo Patre in unitáte Spíritus Sancti Deus, per ómnia saecula sæculórum. Amen.

Some people cite the fact that I sometimes listen to secular music composed in the 20th and 21st centuries as proof that I am a horrible person that should be disregarded.  Perhaps.  I don’t know. Perhaps. I suspect that my appreciation of this song is the very, very least of my problems. I’ll find out. And at the General Judgment, so will you.

In the mean time, stay confessed, pray the Rosary, pray for Pope Benedict XVI, visit the Blessed Sacrament, and go to Mass as often as humanly possible.  Move if you have to. I have taken the liberty of capitalizing the lyrics below as if being sung to the Most Holy Trinity. I hope this helps.

It doesn’t mean much
It doesn’t mean anything at all
The life I’ve left behind me
Is a cold room
I’ve crossed the last line
From where I can’t return
Where every step I took in faith
Betrayed me
And led me from my home

Sweet surrender
Is all that I have to give

You take me in
No questions asked
You strip away the ugliness
That surrounds me
Are you an Angel
Am I already that gone
I only hope
That I won’t disappoint You
When I’m down here
On my knees

Sweet surrender
Is all that I have to give
Sweet surrender
Is all that I have to give

And I don’t understand
How the touch of Your hand…
I would be the one to fall
I miss the little things
I miss everything, about You
It doesn’t mean much
It doesn’t mean anything at all
The life I’ve left behind me
Is a cold room

Sweet surrender
Is all that I have to give
Sweet surrender
Is all that I have to give

Starting Wednesday Off Right: Davila 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.


Nicolás Gómez Dávila was a Colombian man who casually wrote down his thoughts, which were later discovered and published by admirers.  His Wiki article begins thusly:

Nicolás Gómez Dávila (18 May 1913 – 17 May 1994) was a Colombian writer and thinker who is considered one of the most intransigent political theoreticians of the twentieth century. His fame began to spread only in the last few years before his death, particularly by way of German translations of his works. Gómez Dávila was one of the most radical critics of modernity whose work consists almost entirely of aphorisms which he called “escolios” (that is, “glosses” or “annotations”).

Other sources describe him as a Radical Traditionalist.  Sigh.  A man after our own hearts, I daresay.

For the edification of all, a few quotes:

The criterion of “progress” between two cultures or two eras consists of a greater capacity to kill.

The word “modern” no longer has an automatic prestige except among fools.

One of my personal favorites…:

Clarity of text is the sole incontrovertible sign of the maturity of an idea.

From strength to strength…

To tolerate does not mean to forget that what we tolerate does not deserve anything more.

The left claims that the guilty party in a conflict is not the one who covets another’s goods but the one who defends his own.

Hierarchies are celestial. In hell all are equal.

Modern man is a prisoner who thinks he is free because he refrains from touching the walls of his dungeon.

And finally….

The modern world demands that we approve what it should not even dare ask us to tolerate.

Starting Monday Off Right: Worthy Reception Edition – UPDATED

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


Fresco from ceiling of the Chapel of the Corporal, Cathedral of Orvieto, Italy. ARSH 1357-1363.

As Antipope Bergoglio continues his relentless attack on Jesus Christ and His Holy Church, pushing for maximum desecration of the Most Holy Eucharist by unworthy reception, and for maximum latae sententiae excommunication of priests and bishops via the sin of incitement – that is, telling, encouraging and ratifying people to commit mortal sin, most especially within the context of the Sacrament of Confession, the image above came across my transom.

Just briefly, we all do understand that Amoris Laetitia is a satanic maw of incitement and thus clerical latae sentntiae excommunication machine, yes? Remember Pope Benedict XVI’s warning that The Church was about to become VERY SMALL? I think it has already happened. By now, how many priests and bishops remain that haven’t committed incitement, and thus excommunicated themselves latae sententiae? And what exactly is excommunication? It means that a person can not receive Holy Communion. Hence, “EX” meaning “without” or “outside” and “COMMUNICATE” meaning “to receive Holy Communion”. It doesn’t mean that they are “thrown out of The Church”.  In fact, excommunicated persons, whether the excommunication is public or not, are still obliged to attend Mass on Sundays, just like everyone else.  Priests that offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in this state VALIDLY CONSECRATE THE HOST AND CHALICE.  Donatism is a foul heresy and must be shot down always and everywhere.  What priests and bishops that are in mortal sin or latae sententiae excommunicated do when they offer the Mass is heap more mortal sin upon themselves.  Every Mass that they offer is illicit, and mortal sin to them, but these Masses are still valid. How could the faithful POSSIBLY be held responsible for the state of the soul of the priest?

Back to the image above.  This is from Orvieto, Italy, where a Eucharistic miracle is housed.  In the year ARSH 1263, a consecrated Host began to bleed, and the corporal, or white napkin-like piece of cloth used in the Mass, was stained with Blood.  This corporal is housed in Orvieto, Italy, and this miracle is what inspired the feast of Corpus Christi.  All of the art in this chapel revolves around the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.  The image above is just one scene from the ceiling.

In the center, we see the consecrated Host and Chalice upon the altar, and in fact you can see the square corporal.  On the left, we see a priest hearing the confession of a penitent.  Notice how the penitent is kneeling, and not looking at the priest, nor is the priest looking at him.  Confession is NOT therapy.  Confession is self-accusation, not self-justification, not excuse-making, not finger-pointing, not navel-gazing, not a social experience.

On the right, we see St. Paul, with his name written below, “S. PAULUS APLS.” APLS, of course an abbreviation for “Apostle” in Latin.  We can also tell it is St. Paul by his male pattern baldness.  St. Paul is helpfully pointing to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ physically and substantially present upon the altar with his right hand, and helpfully pointing with his left hand to a short text in Latin.  What does this text say?  It is St. Paul’s words from 1 Corinthians 11: 28-29.  This is the full Latin text:

Probet autem seipsum homo : et sic de pane illo edat, et de calice bibat. Qui enim manducat et bibit indigne, judicium sibi manducat et bibit.

If you look at the fresco, you can see that many words are abbreviated, which is very common in Latin inscriptions.  For example, the very first word “Probet” is abbreviated “PBET”. The second word “autem” is abbreviated “AUT”. The third word “seipsum” is abbreviated “SEIPM”.  And so on.  This isn’t some attempt at hiding meaning from anyone.  It is purely to save space, and allow as much information to be conveyed in a given space, with the largest possible lettering – precisely so it CAN be seen and CAN be read from a distance.  How many hundreds of abbreviations do we use in English today? Ave., Mr., Mrs., Etc., St., Approx., Thx., w/, b/c, c/o, FAQ….

And what does 1 Corinthians 11: 28-29 say in our barbarous tongue?

But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that Bread, and drink of the Chalice.
Probet autem seipsum homo : et sic de pane illo edat, et de calice bibat.

For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself
Qui enim manducat et bibit indigne, judicium sibi manducat et bibit

This is St. Paul’s dire warning against receiving Holy Communion in a state of unconfessed mortal sin, which is sacrilege. And the fresco above from the middle 1300s is clearly reinforcing this IMMUTABLE TRUTH.  This is the Apostolic Faith.

I hope this helps.

St. Paul, pray for us.

Christ, have mercy on us.


An eagle-eyed reader (one of many) pointed out that 1 Corinthians 11: 28-29 exists exactly NOWHERE in the Novus Ordo Lectionary. The Lectionary is all of the scripture readings for a given Rite. In the Novus Ordo, the Lectionary is famously a THREE YEAR cycle (A-B-C), marketed by the Freemasons who created it as being so much “richer” because it contains so much more scripture.  Except… like Thomas Jefferson editing out every reference to the supernatural and thus publishing the “Jefferson Gospel”, the Freemasons in the Church in the 20th Century did a very similar thing.  1 Corinthians 11: 28-29… GONE!  And, wait for it, also edited out was the Institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper.  This portion of the Gospel is NEVER PROCLAIMED in the Novus Ordo. Nevermind the Imprecatory Psalms being totally eliminated from the Liturgy of the Minutes.


“Kayfabe” spotted in the wild…

21 Trillion dollar (current, fully-acknowledged) debt.  Budget deficits in the THIRTEEN FIGURES. $500 million to PlannedBarrenhood. Almost-certainly false-flag-justified bombings in Syria. Paydays with non-disclosure agreements to porn stars.  The only remaining shoe to drop?  A payoff plus non-disclosure agreement PLUS ABORTION to a woman of ill repute.

Remember how I tried to warn of all of this, knowing well my readership demographics, knowing full-well that it would have a significant effect on my traffic and donation revenue? And knowing how many trad Catholics, “Tea Partiers”, libertarians and precious metal bugs read this space?  Remember how I put forth the term “kayfabe” with regards to the whole Trump thing, NOT HAVING ANY IDEA that Trump literally was a character in WWE wrestling just a few years ago?

Well, across my transom this Sunday came this photo “in the wild”, and I just had to post it.

And, yes, all together now, “Hillary Clinton will never be president of the (former) United States of America. Alleluia, alleluia.” All morally sane people rejoice at these words.  But that can’t instantly “sanctify” whomever beat her in the ARSH 2016 election.  Come on.  You could see this all coming leagues and leagues off. It is brand-building.  And almost certainly with a dynastic eye.  Not only might the first female president of the (former) U.S. be an honest-to-goodness XX-23 (shudder), but also a Jew.  Will she hyphenate? “President Trump-Kushner”?

Isaiah 3: 12.  Just sayin’.

Populum meum exactores sui spoliaverunt, et mulieres dominatae sunt eis.

32 Years Ago, Homosexuality Had To Be Explained on TeeVee Because Many People Did Not Know It Existed

I came across a clip that demonstrates just how intense the propagandizing and normalization of sexual perversion has been over the past few decades.  A lot of people today are young enough that they don’t remember a world in which sexual perversion was so rare, and so rightfully loathed by decent people (actually, it still is loathed by decent people – loathing sexual perversion is a requirement for human decency, it is just the number of decent people remaining that has changed), that it simply wasn’t discussed, and therefore many people simply were not aware of the sickening behaviors that are constantly displayed and glorified in every media genre, and aggressively taught in schools to children.  Yes, that’s right, YOUNG CHILDREN are being taught about sodomitical behaviors in school that just a few decades ago many people did not even know existed in the world.

This clip is from the wildly popular sit-com of the 1980s, “The Golden Girls”.  This particular episode ran in the early fall of ARSH 1986.  I remember it well. I was nine years old at the time, going on ten.  The joke here is that Blanche confuses the words “lesbian” and “Lebanese”.  Stop and think about this.  This adult woman hears the word “lesbian” and doesn’t know what it means.  Furthermore, the Blanche character’s main attribute was the fact that she was a wildly sexually promiscuous widow.  This wasn’t the country-bumpkin character (played by Betty White) who didn’t know the word “lesbian”, this was the uber-worldly slut, Blanche, who wasn’t quite aware of sodomy to the point of knowing the word “lesbian”… AND THIS JOKE WENT OVER WITH NO DIFFICULTY.  For a joke to be funny, there has to be at least a grain of plausibility to it.  This was plausible.

It was completely plausible 32 years ago to write a comedy scene in which a hyper-promiscuous upper middle-class widow literally didn’t know what the word “lesbian” meant.

Looking back at “The Golden Girls”, it is clear that the “respectability” and implied social conservatism of the older women qua older women depicted on the show was aggressively leveraged in order to push and ratify sexual immorality and perversion of every stripe, including masturbation, sodomy and sexual self-mutilation (transsexualism).

The more I think about it, the more I settle on the idea that TeeVee went completely to hell when Don Knotts left the Andy Griffith Show. I think that can be called “the line”.  Year? ARSH 1965.  Boy, it’s almost as if something happened in the mid-1960s that caused a massive increase in the power and influence of the demonic….

“A Capacity For Love That I Didn’t Know I Had Previously”. Tiny Princess Update

Summarizing briefly, and maintaining privacy for the House of SuperNerd, while keeping everyone filled in, Tiny Princess is still with us in this world, spreading joy and love.

As stated previously, she has serious, irreversible complications, mostly above the neck.  There were bad seizures on Monday, at which time it was decided to give Tiny Princess emergency Confirmation.  Many people have inquired – yes.  That is done.  Happily, the seizures came under control with medication, and now that Tiny Princess is no longer attached to a dozen-plus wires and tubes, SuperNerd and SuperMommy are all about maximizing snuggle time.  Whether snuggle time lasts days, weeks, months, or even past a year is anyone’s guess. As many people have said in incoming emails, preemies and babies with birth defects are well known for being given a diagnosis or timeline, and then responding with, “Hold my bottle….”

SuperNerd’s new job has told him to take all the time he needs, and the community has organized a meal-prep rota that is covered all the way into May, so SuperNerd and SuperMommy can be at the hospital as much as possible.

We will conclude with SuperNerd’s own words:

“It is such a huge consolation to us that she’s both Baptized and Confirmed and ready to be called to her Eternal Home. When I close my eyes I expect to open them to see light emanating from her and filling the room with brilliance in the same way she is filling her mother and me with a capacity for love that I didn’t know I had previously.

I would be remiss if I didn’t thank everyone for the generous out-pouring of prayers, food, and babysitting assistance. Given that we don’t know how long we have with her, we are trying to take advantage of every moment to be with her and witness the amazing miracle of life in ways we’ve not seen or contemplated before. Thank you to EVERYONE who is helping to make that possible for us! You are all in our prayers and we owe you all a debt of gratitude that we know we can never repay; the best we can do is humbly implore God to repay you from His infinite treasury!”

Her Serene Highness the Princess Tiny von SuperNerd und Snuggles

Tiny Princess of the House of SuperNerd Update

Mrs. SuperNerd, aka “SuperMommy” is more-or-less okay physically.  More-or-less. Please remember her in your prayers. This is rough stuff.

Tiny Princess has non-trivial complications, which were totally unforeseen, the effects of which will almost certainly be permanent in this world.  She is baptized, and thus, given everything, almost certainly a living saint.

This really brings home and incarnates the words of King David in the Psalms that I mentioned recently, “This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.”

Tiny Princess is the Lord’s doing, and she is marvelous in our eyes.

PLEASE no inquiries or complaints about any future Podcasts, obviously.  SuperNerd is going to be busy.  Again, in your charity, please pray for the family, and offer a prayer of thanksgiving that Tiny Princess is baptized, and thus redeemed and saved by the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

What consolation! The bonds of Original Sin are broken! The gates of heaven are thrown open! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!