Monthly Archives: September 2018

“…I have tried to create a situation in which I am absolutely inaccessible to the media and in which it is completely clear that there is only one Pope.”

From Pope Benedict XVI’s letter date November 9, ARSH 2017:

“With the Papa Emeritus I have tried to create a situation in which I am absolutely inaccessible to the media and in which it is completely clear that there is only one Pope.”

What follows is a photo and video essay on “absolute inaccessibility to the media” and “complete clarity that there is only one Pope.”

Absolute inaccessibility to the media video #1

Absolute inaccessibility to the media video #2

Absolute Inaccessibility to the Media and Complete Clarity Video #3 (Pope Benedict gives new Cardinals his blessing.)

Complete Clarity Photo #4   

Complete Clarity Photo #5

NOTE THE FACT THAT POPE BENEDICT STILL WEARS THE PAPAL RING.

Complete Clarity Photo #6

 

Absolute Inaccessibility to the Media photo #7

Absolute Inaccessibility to the Media video #8

Absolute Inaccessibility to the Media photo #9 (upon the release of his book, “Last Testament” in ARSH 2017, link to Amazon listing HERE)

Absolute Inaccessibility to the Media and Complete Clarity Video #10, wherein Pope Benedict receives new Cardinals, who GENUFLECT TO HIM.

Absolute Inaccessibility to the Media and Complete Clarity Video #11 wherein Pope Benedict ceremonially walks through opening of Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica

Pope Benedict XVI Still Gives Apostolic Blessings, While Antipope Bergoglio Does Not. Tell Me More About How Crazy the Barnhardt Thesis Is.

Here is the closing of the ARSH 2017 letter from Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger to an unnamed German Cardinal that leaked today.

“Let us pray, as you did at the end of your letter, that the Lord comes to the rescue of His Church. I bless with my apostolic blessing,

Yours,

Benedict XVI”

Folks, the Apostolic Blessing is the PAPAL BLESSING.

“I bless with my apostolic blessing.”

And then signed with his Papal name.

But I’m the crazy one, and the Barnhardt Thesis is nothing more than the uneducated rantings of a “dippy” “convert”.

Youbetcha.

Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger, whether he likes it or not, is the one and only living and reigning Pope, having invalidly attempted to “partially resign” the Papacy these five years ago.  The Papacy can not be bifurcated nor fundamentally transformed into a “collegial, synodal office” by anyone, including the Pope himself, because the Papacy was established by Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Himself.  For a Pope to attempt such in a resignation would render such resignation invalid per the “substantial error” clause in Canon 188.  The fact that we now have massive evidence that Pope Benedict XVI was coerced through fear of the violent, criminal homosexual coven now clearly occupying and controlling the Vatican, fear being another invalidating criterion per Canon 188, only confirms the obvious.

I would, at this point, bless you all with my Apostolic Blessing, but I can’t, because I’M NOT THE POPE.

So, I’ll just wish you a very good evening, and assure one and all of my continued prayers.

Barnhardt Podcast #062: No Way, Jorge!

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CONTENT WARNING: Language and Subject Matter!!!

In this episode we talk about the weather — it’s not really that different than 100 years ago (we just tweet more about it now) — and the disappearance of the strong matriarchal moral pillar, formerly a staple of southern black culture but now gone with the wind. We also discussed the ongoing corruption in the Church and how it would be wonderful if someone could pull off a video sting operation against those perpetuating the Catholic Clerical Casting Couch, similar to what the folks at the Veritas Project have been doing.

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A Bittersweet #TOLDYA Email

[The #TOLDYA in this email is now that people are seeing and hearing the truth about the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church being infiltrated by Freemasons, Communists and especially Sodomites (who were recruited, placed and promoted by the aforementioned infiltrators for the specific purpose of destroying the Church from the inside), they are realizing PRECISELY BECAUSE OF THE HORROR of the satanic attack on the Body and Bride of Christ that, YES, the Catholic Church, the last institution standing – even if seemingly feebly right now – against divorce and remarriage, contraception, abortion, sodomy and all the rest – is the One True Church.  It is now, when the sodomite infiltration is FINALLY being exposed and PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGED instead of being effeminately denied and turned a blind eye to, it is NOW that MEN are looking to enter The Church.  I have said for years now that one of the main things that drove men out of the Catholic Church in the first place was the EFFEMINATE REFUSAL TO EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT MOST PRIESTS AND ALMOST ALL BISHOPS WERE HOMOSEXUALS.  Acknowledge the truth, hold it up in all its horror and ugliness for all the world to see, FIGHT BACK, and the men will come back. -AB]


Dear Ann,

I need to read your latest post (why you are still Catholic) more carefully because I’m finding myself silently fading away from the Church. My children are at a faithful Catholic school and I need to be their primary example, but I’m struggling mightily. Now, my husband is Lutheran,  and he is a fantastic man. He has supported raising the children Catholic and is happy to pay tuition. I’ve prayed many times for his conversion, but of the four people I’ve prayed very hard for, he is the one hold out. Until now. It’s crazy to me as I’m losing faith in the Church, he quietly inquired about RCIA that’s starting later this month. What timing. I mean, who in their right mind would choose to enter the Catholic Church now?? Clearly, God is not done with our Church because this man I married is a Lutheran from a long line of extremely stubborn Scandinavians, and he told me he’d never leave his Lutheran faith, and now he is doing so right as I’m quietly fading away. Obviously, I can’t very well leave it now and I must reaffirm my faith in the Church. What a gift I was just given in him, but also in your article because, I need that help to find my way back. My very faithful friends tell me that clearly God has decided it’s time to start calling the strong men into the Church because they are surprised my husband would choose now as well. Of course, God’s timing is never our own.

I’ll admit that I thought you were a little off-the-wall hard-core when I first stumbled upon you, but I’m beginning to see you were right all along. What a gift you have been given to be able to see so clearly.

So, thank you Ann. I will add you to my prayers more often.

God bless you.
Mrs. X

[Be assured of our prayers for your husband, but especially you, Mrs. X.  Might I also suggest trying to find a Latin Mass parish as your husband will be much, much better off receiving convert instruction from a Traditional priest in a Traditional parish, and I dare say your husband, being a manly man, will probably fall in love with the Traditional Mass, whose beauty is masculine, strong and transcendant.  Look for a parish run by either the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, or the Institute of Christ the King.]

Do manfully and be of good heart: fear not, nor be ye dismayed at their sight: for the Lord thy God He Himself is thy leader, and will not leave thee nor forsake thee.

Viriliter agite, et confortamini : nolite timere, nec paveatis ad conspectum eorum : quia Dominus Deus tuus ipse est ductor tuus, et non dimittet, nec derelinquet te.
Deuteronomy 31: 6

Top Question In My Email Box Answered: Ann, How Can You Still Be Catholic?

I would say it is the number one question flowing into my email box right now.  Traffic is WAY up since I (with the heroic assistance and hard work of Argentine readers) started breaking the Bergoglian links to child sex trafficking in Argentina.  There are scads of new readers, and lots of old readers who haven’t been around for a while, but are now checking back in. Most of the emails that come in asking me why I haven’t left the Church are not hateful per se.  They seem to be coming from a root of genuine concern, usually including something along the lines of, “You’re so intelligent, Ann.  Why can’t you see this? Why do you have this one huge blind spot?”

Last night a reader sent me a link to a piece Karl Denninger put up on his blog in which Denninger essentially professed a full conversion to atheism precisely because God has not put a stop to the sodomite monsters that have infiltrated and now control the institutional Church, and are trying to destroy it, while simultaneously erecting an anti-church in its place.  I was asked specifically to respond to this, and am happy to do so. As St. Peter says, we must be ready at all times to explain why it is that we have hope.  I can think of no better time than now to make such explanation, precisely when it SEEMS that the situation is hopeless and that the sodomites have won not just a battle, but the entire war.

But sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts, being ready always to satisfy every one that asketh you a reason of that hope which is in you.
Dominum autem Christum sanctificate in cordibus vestris, parati semper ad satisfactionem omni poscenti vos rationem de ea, quae in vobis est, spe.
1 Peter 3: 15

I am still Catholic because the Catholic Church is the One True Church founded by Jesus Christ in the Upper Room, built upon the rock of Peter, and outside of Her there is no salvation. The Catholic Church is the Mystical Body and Bride of Christ, and the Gates of Hell will never prevail against her.

Not good enough, Ann.  Sounds like robotic boilerplate.  We need more.

Fair enough. Everything that is happening now has been prophesied for at least a century.  The main vector of these warnings has been no less than The Mother of God Herself, appearing all over the planet, from Portugal to Japan to Ecuador.  In addition, Pope Leo XIII was given a vision of an exchange between satan and Our Lord Jesus Christ in which satan announced his plan to destroy the Church in one hundred years time. Satan was given the choice of which century he wanted, and he chose the 20th century.

Ann, you’re not helping yourself here.  How could a loving God give satan PERMISSION to try to destroy the Church? 

The same way that God the Father could permit His Son to be tortured and killed on the Cross – because from that horror – the single worst thing that ever has or will happen, the entire human race was redeemed.  In terms of what is happening today, the good that is coming out of the horror is that men – some men, but certainly not all – will be drawn much, much closer to Christ than they would have been had the times been “calm”.  For whatever reason, there are people alive, right now, today, that Christ wants to draw closer to His Sacred Heart, and He is willing to let this attack on the Church play out in order to achieve this goal.  If you are reading this right now, it is conceivably possible that YOU are one of those souls.

The key to all of this is Our Lord’s Agony in the Garden.  Note that it is called the AGONY, not “the disappointment” or “when Jesus went to the Garden, sat down and had the sadz for a couple of hours”. He was in AGONY.  He was in agony as He took upon Himself the sins of the world – ALL OF THEM.  Including all of the sodomy, all of the raping and assaulting of seminarians, all of the gay orgies by curial prelates, all of the sodomitical hook-ups in the sacristy of St. Peter’s Basilica, all of the raping of impoverished children by priests and bishops who cover for each other.  All of it.

Now let’s stop and think about this in human terms.  Let’s take as an example Luigi Capozzi, the priest who got caught having the cocaine-fuelled sodomite orgy in his apartment in the Holy Office building, just a few yards from St. Peter’s Basilica.

Capozzi with his patron and protector (and God knows what else), Cardinal Coccopalmerio

Luigi Capozzi has parents.  Grandparents. Probably siblings.  Probably friends back in his hometown.  These people were probably all proud of Capozzi, thinking that he was living and working inside the Vatican doing God’s work.  Now, put yourself in the place of Capozzi’s mother, father, sibling or friend.  Imagine the level of DISAPPOINTMENT, disappointment so intense that it can be called a species of agony, when they found out that this man whom they BELIEVED to be a good man and someone to be so very proud of, instead procures cocaine and other hard “party” drugs and procures rent boy prostitutes, and throws orgies for his fellow priests and bishops wherein acts of sodomy so vile that they make morally sane people physically ill to even contemplate are performed. Can you imagine being Capozzi’s father, knowing that your son is not just a sodomite, but a SACRILEGIOUS sodomite that sodomizes other men, including other clerics and prelates, INSIDE THE VATICAN? Can you imagine the feelings of complete and total failure as a man and as a father Capozzi’s father must feel?

A few short decades ago, Luigi Capozzi was his mother’s infant son, baptized, cleansed of Original Sin.  A perfect little person. Luigi Capozzi was just a few short decades ago his siblings’ playmate, playing kickball and riding bikes.  Up until last year, Capozzi’s family and friends probably thought that he was truly admirable – a priest and scholar that was “so good” that he was chosen to work in the Vatican itself!  How admirable! How proud they all must have been!

Until the moment they found out that he snorts cocaine and uses his own mouth and rectal vault, and the mouths and rectal vaults of other men, including other clerics and prelates, in order to achieve orgasms. And does this inside the Vatican. Loudly.

Most of you reading will never know disappointment this intense, but you can try to put yourself in the place of Capozzi’s family and friends and try to imagine.  Try to imagine the soul-crushing agony of, say, Capozzi’s mother.  It is possible that to Capozzi’s mother, Luigi Capozzi was the person she loved most in the world.  It is possible that her son was the person that she most admired and was the proudest of in her entire life.  To find out that it was all a lie, and that her beloved son was literally one of the most evil human beings alive, and that beautiful child that she loved so much had been totally subsumed and replaced by a sucking void of evil, and that the man she thought she knew as her son was really a false facade that he projected in order to conceal his monstrosity from her – agony is the only word that comes close.  Imagine finding out that the person you love the most in the world is actually a non-existent fiction.

Every time you read a story or even experience something like this in your own parish or diocese, when you feel that crushing disappointment, first put yourself in the place of these men’s parents, family and friends.  Allow yourself to engage that pain inasmuch as you can.

Then, and here’s the point, imagine Our Lord in the Garden.  Imagine what HIS AGONY must have been like, considering that He took upon Himself EVERY SIN EVER COMMITTED OR TO BE COMMITTED, and that He loves every human being, without exception, infinitely. Imagine His agony at the sins of these sodomite clerics and prelates like Capozzi, McCarrick, Wuerl, Coccopalmerio, Paglia, Martin and on and on and on….

Now, go ahead and ask Him why He has allowed you to be so hurt, so intensely disappointed by what is going on in the Church today.  The answer is simple: He wants YOU to experience and share in the smallest way His Agony and His Passion.  He wants you closer to Him.  He wants you to know and understand Him better, because only then can you love Him better.  He wants YOU to know and understand as much as you can exactly how much it is that He loves all of us, and how much He loves you personally, and right now the best way to do that is through His Agony.  Even in His infinite agony which we caused, Infinite Love prevailed unto the Pillar and the Cross by which all are redeemed and some are and will be saved.

Because remember, every sin is an infinite offense against God because He is Infinite Good.  That means you have caused Him infinite offense with every sin you have committed.  Yes, some infinities are larger than other infinities (this is a mathematical fact, not a silly turn of phrase), and so no, most of you have never had a gay orgy inside the Vatican or anything even close, but we have still, ALL OF US, committed infinite offenses against Him.

Consider the people who think that this is all no big deal – that this is what is needed to get the Church to “get with the times” and finally ratify sodomy as morally neutral if not a species of “good”.  Consider that vast majority of people walking around who apostatized long ago, or were never inside the Church in the first place.  Consider the people who in the coldness of their hearts walked away from Christ in the Garden, desiring instead to find a “c”hurch with no agony.  In truth, they simply decided to find a “c”hurch with no Christ. Consider the poverty – TRUE poverty – of such people. Pray that they choose to come back and accept the favor of entering into Christ’s agony.

Now consider how blessed you are to be able to sit here and KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that Christ has organized the Divine Providence such that you would be here, now in these days, with the information that you have, precisely so that you could go to Him in the Garden and weep with Him, perhaps for the first time in your life.  Consider that through your pain and disappointment, you can look at the most famous words in the entirety of scripture, and have an understanding of them that you might never have had if you had not been permitted to be so hurt by the Sodomite infiltrators of the Church:

For God so loved the world, as to give His only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in Him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.

Leave the Church?  Why IN THE WORLD would I leave the Church? I’m not scandalized.  To be scandalized is to be incited by the sins of others to commit sin myself, OR to be scandalized is to have one’s faith reduced or eliminated by the sins of others.  I am neither.  The pain and agony I feel because of sodomites in Rome – and believe me, the pain is deep and abiding although I mostly manifest righteous anger publicly – is a mark of favor from Our Lord Himself.  He wants me closer.  God Almighty wants me – ME – closer.  And he has chosen for me the surest and most efficacious way to draw closer to Him – to share in His agony. For me to reject such a favor, for me to reject such LOVE, is unthinkable.  My faith is STRONGER than it was a few years ago, and we pray in the First Glorious Mystery of the Rosary, the Resurrection, for an increase in Faith every day.  Part of that Faith is the sure knowledge that Christ would never, ever allow something to happen to us or anyone else, that He wasn’t fully prepared to give us the strength to get through.  That strength – that ARMOUR if you will – is available to everyone, but all are free to either avail themselves of it, or reject it.  I choose to share in the Agony.  I choose Love. I choose to “grieve together with Him”.  I not only choose it, I thank God for the favor He has shown me in sharing in His agony every day.

In thy sight are all they that afflict Me; My Heart hath expected reproach and misery. And I looked for one that would grieve together with Me, but there was none: and for one that would comfort Me, and I found none.
Psalm 68: 21

I hope this helps.

St. Peter, pray for us.
St. Peter Damian, pray for us.
St. Joseph, pray for us.
Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us.

Christ’s Agony in the Garden, Duccio di Buoninsegna, ARSH 1308, Museum of the Duomo, Siena

Argentine Pedo-Bishop Caught on Tape Being Sodomized by a Taxi Driver? No Worries – “Tio Jorge” Will Take Care of Everything

Sometimes there IS videographic evidence.

The key point here is Bergoglio’s deployment of accusations of “political vendetta” and “conspiracy by intelligence agencies” EVEN WHEN THE BISHOP IN QUESTION WAS CAUGHT ON VIDEO HAVING HIMSELF ANALLY SODOMIZED BY HIS 23 YEAR OLD DRIVER, and that the episode was purely in the domain of the “private life” of Maccarone.

Just sit in stillness with that.

Let’s go to an Argentinian sleuth/translator for the truly sordid details of Antipope Bergoglio’s aggressive defense of Bishop Juan Carlos Maccarone:


Juan Carlos Maccarone

Summary: Bishop and Dean of the Faculty of Theology of the UCA, Pontifical University of Buenos Aires (Grand Chancellor at the time was Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio). Maccarone was a homosexual and a pedophile, and a 23 year old Alfredo Serrano filmed them in the act. Serrano published the video because Maccarone did not give him the job he’d promised (the reason for the faggotry in the first place). Maccarone died in 2015 and was given a Catholic Funeral.

More info, quotes, and sources:

  • “Serrano maintained that he assumed that attitude in ‘revenge’ because the prelate had promised him that he would take steps to get him a job in the provincial public administration, the main labor source of the district of 500,000 inhabitants.” (from archived Univision article, in Spanish)
  • The Episcopal Conference, released a declaration of solidarity with Maccarone. In this declaration they also express gratitude for Maccarone’s work on behalf of the poor and those under threat. This message was signed by Bergoglio, the president of the Conference Eduardo Mirás, Domingo Castagna, and Sergio Fenoy. (Spanish source)
  • “Guillermo Marcó, spokesman for the archbishopric of Buenos Aires, considered that the resignation of Maccarone could be the result of  “political revenge for his fight for the needy in a province with impunity and a level of corruption that kept people in the more extreme poverty’.” (similar to Bergoglio’s stance on Grassi)
  • Even though he resigned in 2005 after admitting a homosexual relationship, he was allowed by Bergoglio to celebrate the sacraments and officiate Masses. Including performing Confirmation Masses for teenagers. (originally reported in Clarin, in Spanish)
  • “The homosexual pedophile Maccarone is an icon honored by the heretical “Priests for the Third World”, the leftist priests the ‘option for the poor’ of Argentina.”
  • The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Association, through its president Hebe de Bonafini, sent a letter to Maccarone to express her “solidarity” and emphasize that “the Church of Jesus” is what he represents”
  • “One of his successors is Bokalic, auxiliary Bishop under Bergoglio who was responsible for allowing homosexual sacrilege in the Church of Santiago del Estero Argentina.”

He Coulda Been a Contendah!

(excerpt from Spanish language blog announcing Maccarone’s death in ARSH 2015)

“In fact, when the scandal broke, the permanent commission of the CEA, chaired by Bergoglio at the time, produced a declaration of solidarity that produced an additional scandal. From Catholic Panorama ironically with an article that was published in various media .

Years after the scandal, he tried to wash the figure of Maccarone by making him discreetly reenter the ecclesiastical life during a ceremony in the Diocese of Venado Tuerto , Santa Fe, about which we also published an article that was published in international media.

Today La Nación dedicates an apology to him , as if his “inclinations” were not reprehensible even when those affected were minors, as in the case of Chascomús.

This intellectual, a great figure of the gay lobby, could not overcome the scandals, but under a more permissive pontificate with homosexuals, he could have become, as was the project of his close friends, Archbishop of Buenos Aires.”

Maccarone conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation for teenagers in ARSH 2010, fully five years after a video of him being sodomized by his young driver was made public. At the same time, he was “professor emeritus” at UCA, of which Bergoglio was the Grand Chancellor.

Full Natacha Jaitt Interview Now Subtitled in English

The folks over at ComplicitClergy.com have paid a transcription service to translate and subtitle the Natacha Jaitt “dinner” interview.

The key timestamps are:

4:13 – 7:07 She directly states that Gustavo Vera is a pedophile and runs a trafficking network. And that he uses his organization La Alameda to shut down his competition.

8:49 – 9:51 She recounts how Bergoglio saved pedophile priest Grassi and relocated him to a new area where he had access to vulnerable children.

Institutional Cannibalism: Fascinating Insight from Argentina on Antipope Bergoglio

[An Argentine reader has sent in this post made on an Argentine blog that focuses on exposing the crimes of Antipope Bergoglio (and there are MANY such blogs – how could NO ONE in the world of journalism have bothered to check out the Argentine internet for these five years?? It’s not as if Spanish speakers are exactly rare in the U.S.).  Even in rough translation, I found this blogger’s thesis of “Institutional Cannibalism” to be extremely prescient and contributive.  Apparently by now, this term “Institutional Cannibalism” is widely used in Argentina to describe Antipope Bergoglio and what he did to the Church in Argentina, and is now doing to the global institutional Church.  Thanks again to our Argentine sources.  Keep the content coming!  And be assured of all of our prayers.  -AB]


This was written in 2013 by an Argentinian blogger about Bergoglio and is often referenced by the author in future posts relating to the anti-pope and his controversies. It’s beautiful description of one of the core dynamics at work in his anti-papacy. Translated below by a volunteer, with minor edits for clarity.

Notes On Institutional Cannibalism

(I) Institutional cannibalism refers to an individual feeding off of the bad reputation of an institution they belong to, [publicly] accepting the pejorative versions, the prejudices and the slanders, [then publicly] opposing them and consequently “saving face” in a self-serving way. When exercised by someone holding the highest and most visible role in the institution, it can reach the rank of betrayal. Frequently this “saving face” is usually defended as a way to preserve the salvageable aspects the denigrated institution, which is rescued, in theory, by the triumph of the cannibal: “this organization cannot be so bad if it supports a President this good “.

(II) It is distinguished from a healthy self-criticism by the perspective of those who practice it, which is usually exogenous and close to the politically correct or current thinking. The criticism of the institutional cannibal, explicit or tacit, is no different in essence from that of the enemy. [Or it is silent] with respect to the enemy’s critiques. In any case, the “cannibal” doesn’t point out the enemy’s mistakes, no does he exalt the principles that bother the enemy of the institution.

(III) The institutional cannibal gives the impression of being alienated from the institution. It is as if he had arrived by chance, and then distanced himself. The criticisms he makes could be made by a newcomer, or a parvenu. When he represents the institution, he does it as an actor, as if he exerts a role imposed upon him, which he strips with joy at the end of the show, exhausted by the performance. The institution, its bases and its history are under his entire judgment and examination, he does not assume this as an axiom but as a problem. [Not far from my mind is] Napoleon, when he uttered, “from Clovis to the Convention, I take charge of everything.”

(IV) The paradox is that this alienation usually coexists with an attitude of empowerment never before seen. The cannibal regards it as his own, and at the same time rejects it. He is a master, not a representative. As such owner, it is considered in perfect right to devour and redo it. He is an heir with perpetual inventory benefit.

(V) The institutional cannibal is not the counterpart of the triumphalist, but rather its opposite. While the triumphalist pretends to own the fame of the institution, exalting it and himself in an idolatrous fusion that makes him lose his soul, his principles and the purpose of the institution itself (which will be justified, of course, as merely desiring to bring greater glory), the institutional cannibal, with the same attitude and intention, with the same anthropic and Pelagian impetus, privatizes triumphalism, exalting only himself. He will ask forgiveness for the crimes and errors of the institution, rarely his own.

(VI) *The institutional cannibal aims to replace the prestige of centuries with his fame, the rich earth of History with the weeds/sickness of public approbation.* With the old books, the centuries old furniture, the venerable clothes, he raises a bonfire that shines with a brilliance never before seen. The next morning you will find ashes. Like a reverse Cronos, he will be devoured by his son.

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*El caníbal institucional pretende sustituir con su fama el prestigio de siglos. Con las malezas de la aprobación popular, el humus de la Historia.

The message is that the institutional cannibal seeks to upend both history and the rich earth of tradition, from which the insitution grew and produced fruit, and replace them with a cult of personality based on popular approval.

In Argentina, I have sometimes heard the word “maleza” colloquially used as “curse.”

SCANDAL: Their Objective Is That You To Freely Choose To Commit Spiritual Suicide and Be Damned With Them

[Originally penned and posted 11 March ARSH 2016.  It is too prescient not to repost in light of Antipope Bergoglio’s continuing daily attack on victims and whistleblowers of sodomite molesters and rapists.]

I received many emails about the Gaslighting piece in the “Oh, so THAT’S what that person was doing to me…” vein.  Many people have experienced this in the workplace, which is not surprising.  A few recognized it in clergy and prelates – again, not surprising.  MANY recognized it in politicians.

“So, when these politicians [clerics, prelates, antipopes] get caught in baldfaced lies and even criminal activity, and seem to ENJOY the fact that they get away with it time after time, casting anyone who dares to even bring these things up as either “nuts” or simply bad people, you’re saying THAT is gaslighting?”

Um, yeah.  That’s EXACTLY what I’m saying.  The media today is, for all intents and purposes, one giant gaslighting operation.  Marginalize as “crazy”, or outright character assassinate anyone who doesn’t fall into mindless lockstep with the Washington DC – New World Order oligarchical machine [and the Bergoglian antipapacy].

The foundational point and hope I have in writing these essays (and the video) is on the micro level – to help people who have, are, or will be around Diabolical Narcissists to recognize and understand what is going on precisely so that the topic of today’s post does NOT come into play – and that is SCANDAL.

Official definitions:

Respect for the souls of others:

Scandal is an attitude or behavior which leads another to do evil. The person who gives scandal becomes his neighbor’s tempter. He damages virtue and integrity; he may even draw his brother into spiritual death. Scandal is a grave offense if by deed or omission another is deliberately led into a grave offense.

The Catechism classifies scandal under the fifth commandment (Thou shalt not kill) and defines it as “an attitude or behavior which leads another to do evil”. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus stated, “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.” 

The Church considers it a serious crime to cause another’s faith, hope and love to be weakened, especially if it is done to young people and the perpetrator is a person of authority such as a parent, teacher or priest.

This is such a massive topic, it is difficult to pare down.  However, what I want to focus on are the words in red above:  it a serious crime to cause another’s faith, hope and love to be weakened, and specifically on the micro, interpersonal level.

This is what Diabolical Narcissists do, they “kill” souls (hence the Fifth Commandment categorization) and why I am bothering with this series at all.  This is how Diabolical Narcissists are “Hell’s Mercenaries”.  Diabolical Narcissists, whether they believe in God or not, whether they believe in satan and hell or not, whether they believe in right or wrong, or even in the concepts of faith and hope, or in love, attack other human beings such that their target loses either partially or completely their own faith, hope and/or love.

This is a nuanced point.  Any person with even the tiniest sliver of faith, hope and/or love in their soul CAN BE SCANDALIZED.  A person does not have to be a devout Catholic to be scandalized.  Any time a human being, as the result of another person’s attitude or behavior, has faith, hope or love driven out of them, regardless of where the starting point was, scandal has occurred.  The target is farther from God after the scandal than they were before.

Think about it this way: satan and the demons cannot be scandalized.  They are already utterly devoid of love, they are completely faithless, and they have no hope because they know that their choice to reject God is irreversible.  They will never, ever see God.  You can’t make a demon more demonic.  Likewise, DNs are very hard to scandalize.  Have you ever asked yourself why it is that so much truly evil behavior in this day and age goes either uncontested or actively defended?  Why is it that people today just shrug things off – or even LAUGH THINGS OFF – that which would have spurred mass civil disobedience and protest within living memory?  Why is it that behavior that would have disqualified people from decent society just a few decades ago is now considered positively de rigueur?  Do you think it might have something to do with the ever-increasing concentration of DNs in our society?  Hmmmm….

Laughing it off.

DNs aren’t scandalized because if a given DN is almost completely purged of love, he is almost entirely gone as a human being – there is little to no love present to drive out.  Do you think that is a harsh thing for me to say?  Well, have you been to a wedding lately?  Ever heard St. Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 13 – the most common scripture reading at weddings?

If I speak with the tongues of men, and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries, and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.  — 1 Corinthians 13: 1-2

I find this to be one of the most utterly terrifying passages in scripture.  This is God Almighty, Existence Itself (I AM WHO AM), telling us that if we are devoid of love (charity), then we are NOTHING. Not that we are merely bad, but that we are NOTHING. Nihil sum. God can work with bad.  Not even God can work with “nothing”.  The fact that this “nothing person” is specifically described as a polyglot with encyclopedic knowledge and faith adds additional layers of terror.  This passage is speaking directly to and warning about Diabolical Narcissists – people who freely choose to purge themselves of love.

There are multiple ways that scandal can be caused.  I suppose the most common way that people consider is when someone does something evil and gets away with it, thus convincing those around them that the evil action wasn’t really so evil, and even that others should do it too.  This would seem to be the primary tactic with regards to children – specifically with regards to sins of the flesh.

But what I want to focus on is the little-discussed, but perhaps more common species of scandal, especially with regards to Diabolical Narcissists and their targets: disappointment that leads to despair. Put another way, DNs scandalize their targets by causing them to simply give up… on love.  All love, not just romantic love.  We’re talking brotherly love for other human beings, and even the love of God – which, not coincidentally, are exactly the kinds of love that are needed in order to be a Priest or Religious (monk, nun, sister).

When a DN finds a target, grooms them, and then lays into them, the targets often report a “soul-crushing” disappointment.  We aren’t talking about disappointment in the sense of “Baskin-Robbins didn’t have Jamoca Almond Fudge last night.”  We are talking about disappointment so intense that it causes a person to despair, lose their faith, or simply throw up their hands and say, “Screw it.  From now on, I don’t give a crap about other people.  I’m just going to live for myself in the moment and do whatever makes me feel good, because nothing matters anyway.”

Whenever a person says, “Screw it…” like this, a new Diabolical Narcissist is born.  And the main vector of this transformation was not an actual demon.  It was a human being.  In fact, the vast, vast majority of the “dirty work”, that is the actual crushing of human souls, is done by human beings.  Why?  Because believe it or not, human beings are much, much more effective at actually driving other people into despair and spiritual death.  Consider this: what if, right now, an actual demon manifested in front of you.  You could see it, in all of its hideousness, with your own eyes just as clearly as you are seeing these words on your screen.  Now, what if this demon, hideous and repulsive, starting berating you.  “LOOK AT YOU! I hate you! I can’t stand you! You’re stupid! You make me sick! You’re a terrible person! F*** YOU!”

Well, I reckon most people would NOT have their soul crushed to know that a demon hates them, right?  You’d have to be one massively insecure piece of work to be all broken up because a denizen of hell didn’t hold you in high esteem.  I mean, dude, it’s a demon.  Of course it hates you. Duh.  That is its nature.  To be hated by a demon is no cause for offense.  Heck, if a demon DIDN’T hate you, that would be cause for serious concern, right?

Now, consider the same scenario, except it isn’t a demon hissing and spitting those words at you, but rather your mother, your father, your spouse, your fiancee, your teacher, your boss, your priest, a man you mistakenly believe to be the pope, or your friend.  THAT packs a punch no demon can ever, ever deliver.  Only human beings can wound each other like this.  Many, many people have been driven to despair in this way.  Many people have, as a misguided attempt at self-defense from situations like this, freely chosen to purge their own souls of love.  And then, as St. Paul said, they too become “nothing”. And satan and the demons squeal with delight – another soul to join their ranks in hell, never to see God.

And so, as strangely awful as it may seem, if you are still capable of being disappointed by other people’s terrible behavior, this is actually a good thing.  If someone has ever broken your heart and it still hurts, take comfort.  This means you’re still human, you still have love in your heart.  Only the loveless are numb.  Beg God to keep you in pain for the rest of your life on this mortal coil rather than ever, ever allowing you to descend into the numb, loveless void and death of Diabolical Narcissism.

Diabolical Narcissists don’t mourn.  Mourning requires love.  Diabolical Narcissists don’t hunger and thirst for righteousness – they are indifferent, which is the opposite of charity.  They shrug their shoulders.  They laugh at atrocity. In perfect contrast, Our Blessed Lord and Savior, during His Agony in the Garden, and throughout His Sorrowful Passion, was (and is) disappointed by us.  Terribly, terribly disappointed.  What He is NOT, is scandalized.  The infinite ocean of His love for us is not reduced by one drop by all of our sins.  Never for one second did Our Lord think, “Man, I just give up on you people…”

This is what is meant by the statement, “There is nothing we can do to cause God to stop loving us.” Even if we choose to hate Him and reject Him completely and thus choose hell and eternal separation, even then, He will still love us.  We are called to do the same with each other.  We should strive to be just like Him.  Be disappointed, by all means.  But do not let yourself be scandalized (she preached to herself).  Because, as St. Francis de Sales said:

“…those who take scandal- who allow scandals to destroy faith- are guilty of spiritual suicide.”

Disappointed, yes. Scandalized, no.

Disappointed, yes. Scandalized, no.