Monthly Archives: April 2023

Happy 10th Van Down By the River Day!

Today, April 30, is the the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, and also the TENTH (!!) anniversary of my vacating of my old real estate holdings and officially entering into my status of living in the proverbial “van down by the river”.

Here are just a few of the illiterate laywoman Catherine’s words to remind us why she is a Doctor of the Church, defender of the Papacy, and our dear patroness:

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”

Yes, Ma’am.

“Start being brave about everything. Drive out darkness and spread light. Don’t look at your weaknesses. Realize instead that in Christ crucified you can do everything.”

Yes, Ma’am.

“You are rewarded not according to your work or your time but according to the measure of your love.”

Yes, Ma’am.

He will provide the way and the means, such as you could never have imagined. Leave it all to Him, let go of yourself, lose yourself on the Cross, and you will find yourself entirely.

Yes, Ma’am.

Preach the Truth as if you had a million voices. It is silence that kills the world.

Yes, Ma’am.

A soul cannot live without loving. It must have something to love, for it was created to love.

Yes, Ma’am.

It is only through shadows that one comes to know the light.

Yes, Ma’am.

To the servant of God… every place is the right place, and every time is the right time.

Yes, Ma’am.

Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.

Yes, Ma’am.

We are of such value to God that He came to live among us… and to guide us home. He will go to any length to seek us, even to being lifted high upon the cross to draw us back to Himself. We can only respond by loving God for His love.

Yes, Ma’am.

We’ve had enough of exhortations to be silent! Cry out with a hundred thousand tongues. I see that the world is rotten because of silence.

Yes, Ma’am.

Strange that so much suffering is caused because of the misunderstandings of God’s true nature. God’s heart is more gentle than the Virgin’s first kiss upon the Christ. And God’s forgiveness to all, to any thought or act, is more certain than our own being.

Yes, Ma’am.

You must believe in truth that whatever God gives or permits is for your salvation.

Yes, Ma’am.

Do not be satisfied with little things, because God wants great things!

Yes, Ma’am.

And of what should we be afraid? Our captain on this battlefield is Christ Jesus. We have discovered what we have to do. Christ has bound our enemies for us and weakened them that they cannot overcome us unless we so choose to let them. So we must fight courageously and mark ourselves with the sign of the most Holy Cross.

Yes, Ma’am.

Enrich your soul in the great goodness of God: The Father is your table, the Son is your food, and the Holy Spirit waits on you and then makes His dwelling in you.

Yes, Ma’am.

Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.

Yes, Ma’am.

The devil fears hearts on fire with love of God.

Yes, Ma’am.

Of course you are unworthy. But when do you hope to be worthy? You will be no more worthy at the end than at the beginning. God alone is worthy of Himself, He alone can make us worthy of Him.

Yes, Ma’am.

Dear St. Catherine of Siena, mystical bride of Christ, and our most admirable, exemplary and charitable patroness, pray for us.

The Mystical Marriage of St. Catherine to Christ Jesus, at the behest and witness of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Clemente de Torres. ARSH 1700

Feast of St. Peter Canisius – let us enjoin him to pray to God that the sodomitical Luciferian cult today masquerading as the Jesuit Order be ground to dust and cast into hell from whence it came.

“Better that only a few Catholics should be left, staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they should, remaining many, desire as it were, to be in collusion with the Church’s enemies and in conformity with the open foes of our faith.”

“These ceremonies which are used in the administration of the Sacraments, each of which we receive as delivered and entrusted to us through the hands of the fathers, must especially be retained and observed with great devotion.”

“It behooves us unanimously and inviolably to observe the ecclesiastical traditions, whether codified or simply retained by the customary practice of the Church.”


“I beg You, O Lord to remove anything which separates me from You, or You from me. Remove anything that makes me unworthy of Your sight, Your control, Your reprehension, of Your speech and conversation, of Your benevolence and love. Cast from me, every evil that stands in the way of my seeing You, hearing, tasting, savouring and touching You, fearing and being mindful of You, knowing, trusting, loving and possessing You, being conscious of Your Presence, and as far as may be, enjoying You. This is what I ask for myself and earnestly desire from You.


Notorious Late-term Abortionist Leroy Carhart is on his deathbed. Pray for his repentance and conversion to Christ.

Monsters like Leroy Carhart force us to contemplate the infinite mercy, goodness and love of God, available to anyone, if they will only repent, believe, and ask for it. Let us pray that this man repents and is saved from eternity in hell.

Ask and you shall receive: Cattle and Hog Slaughter intensive workshop, Toronto, Ohio, September 2023

Registration Now Open!

Hog & Beef Butchering Workshops

On-Farm Workshops with Luke Dougherty & Brian Burke

Hog & Beef Butchering and Hog Processing

  Friday & Saturday, September 15 & 16, 2023

Making Bacon, Sausage & Capicola; Processing a beef quarter

Friday, September 22, 2023

Beef Processing Day

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Holy Family Farm, Toronto, Ohio

Join Luke Dougherty and Brian Burke in learning to butcher and process hogs and beef. The first Friday morning will complete the dispatch of 2 hogs, which will be skinned and halved.  The afternoon will include the dispatch, skinning, and butchering to quarters of a 18 month old steer. The following day the hogs will be processed out and packaged.  The goal of this weekend is to walk through the basic steps of butchering your own animals using basic tools and techniques. The butchering and processing will be done using hand tools and other affordable butchering implements.  Simple meals will be included. The butchering will take place at the Burke homestead, a small holding of 5 acres, with a dairy cow, pigs, chickens, and a garden.  A home made cold room for hanging the meat will be utilized, and an overall tour of the farm and discussion of the butchering set up will be discussed. The first weekend will end with the hanging of the beef quarters, and processing and packaging the hog.

The following weekend there will be another two days of processing. Friday is going to have two parts, with one focus on how to make bacon and sausage and other specialty cures such as capicola. A beef quarter will also be processed out on Friday. Saturday will be focused on the processing and packaging of the three remaining beef quarters.

There is a special price for all four days of workshops of $550/person, or $1000 for a couple.

For those who cannot do all four days, the costs breaks down as follows:

Friday & Saturday, September 15 and 16 – Hog/Beef butchering & hog processing: $300/person or $550 for couple

Friday, September 22 – Bacon, Sausage & Capicola; Processing one beef quarter: $150/person or $275 for couple

Saturday, September 23 – Beef Processing Day: $150/person or $275 for couple

All days will include on-farm lunch and dinner.

Please note that this event is an opportunity to learn the basics of butchering and processing the meat. Participants will not be taking meat home with them from this event as the animals being butchered are ones that will have been raised by the Burke family for their consumption.–beef-butchering-workshops/

Nurse Claire sends on Canadian restrictions on Vitamin D

Dear Listeners,

On Friday’s episode #189 of the Barnhardt Podcast, I stated that Canada has banned the sale of over the counter vitamin D. I was mistaken: The sale of vitamin D is much more tightly regulated than that of the U.S., as the dose limit is 2500 IUs. Anything over that requires a prescription. My apologies for the erroneous information.

Best regards,

Nurse Claire

Barnhardt Podcast #189: What Did Noah Know?

[Direct link to the MP3 file]

In this episode Nurse Claire joins us to discuss the science-free zone at the FDA, the ban on over-the-counter vitamin D-3 in Canada, mono-gastric omnivores (and the Senators who act like them), and generally watch in amazement as the acceleration of the collapse on all fronts accelerates around us. Of course we’ve been promised that when these things come to pass that we should be encouraged because our salvation is close at hand!

Dear Listeners,

On Friday’s episode #189 of the Barnhardt Podcast, I stated that Canada has banned the sale of over the counter vitamin D. I was mistaken: The sale of vitamin D is much more tightly regulated than that of the U.S., as the dose limit is 2500 IUs. Anything over that requires a prescription. My apologies for the erroneous information.

Best regards,

Nurse Claire

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Yes, I’ve seen the alleged “vision” of Pope Benedict thing from the “Franciscan Sister in Colombia”, and it’s the most obviously fake and ridiculous thing I’ve read in ages.

Folks, we HAVE to do better at discerning the veracity and credibility of things we see on the internet. Seriously. It is terrifying to me how many people, still, at long last, will believe any piece of abject nonsense that lands on their screen.

This ridiculous “Locution of Pope Benedict” scam is the latest, and may I say the most obviously fake example of this I’ve seen in a while. My inbox has been inundated with glowing, fawning, “Oh, Ann, have you seen this wooooonderful apparition of Pope Benedict…?”

And I just shake my head.

Folks, did you actually READ it? And if so, did you then think logically about it?

I refuse to link to it, but I suspect most of you by now have seen it. So let’s just go through a few points:

-People who have actual visions are TERRIFIED and only talk about them to their confessor and/or spiritual director in secrecy, because a normal, honest, sane person would instantly suspect either some sort of brain malady (like a tumor or perhaps a degenerative encephalopathy) causing hallucinations, OR demonic tricks. People who come up with fake “visions” start running their mouths publicly immediately.

-If we are to believe that this Franciscan Nun in Colombia actually transcribed the words of Pope Benedict, that would mean that A.) Pope Benedict is in the Beatific Vision after abandoning his flock and sitting silent for TEN YEARS as Antipope Bergoglio waged total war on Jesus Christ, His Holy Church, and on humanity. Really? 100 days in Purgatory for making the biggest mistake of cowardice in the 2000 year history of the Papacy? And B.) that upon entering the Beatific Vision, Pope Benedict lost 65 IQ points and started speaking like… a woman of middling-at-best intelligence? REALLY???

-Speaking of stupid, why does this Franciscan sister in Colombia have Pope Benedict saying that he was “the last living Pope”, but then consistently referring to Antipope Bergoglio as “Pope Francis”?

-This clearly hysterical fantasist also explicitly accuses +Georg Ganswein of the first degree murder of Pope Benedict with complete malice by lethal injection. Now, I don’t trust +Ganswein any further than I can throw him by his eyebrows, but this woman, this “Franciscan sister in Colombia” is almost certainly guilty of mortally sinful calumny. Pope Benedict died of kidney failure, and it was obvious from the final pictures of him wherein his feet and ankles were swollen like redwood trunks. So, any of you who have passed around this clearly, obviously fake “vision” with its almost certainly calumnious accusation of +Ganswein injecting Pope Benedict with poison while sneering in his face with zero evidence had better send out a “mea culpa” to everyone you sent it to, and then RUN, not walk, to the nearest confessional. That’s my advice.

-Again, back to the logic and common sense angle. So do we ACTUALLY believe that Pope Benedict’s Grand Plan was to fake quit and then sit and watch for TEN YEARS as a man he knew and believed to be an Antipope systematically proverbially beat and raped the Bride of Christ without saying a word, and then die without saying a word to reveal his “Grand Plan” expecting to enter The Beatific Vision immediately, and THEN to spill the beans to a Franciscan sister in Colombia in a rambling, feminine, mid-witted, internally contradictory monologue so that she could then put it on a BLOG? THAT’S the GRAND PLAN???

And we believe this abject stupidity for even a fraction of a nanosecond?

We believe THAT nonsense, but not that Pope Benedict, after a lifetime of writing and publishing about the need to “fundamentally transform and demythologize the Papacy” in order to make it “relevant in a modern, democratized world” attempted to partially resign only the “ministry of the active governance of the Church”, and thus was obviously in SUBSTANTIAL ERROR, rendering his attempted partial resignation totally invalid BY THE LAW ITSELF, namely Canons 188 and 332.2.

THIS is why we have been railing against the imbecilic “Ratzinger Code” nonsense, and the people pushing this obvious fantasy: because now we have some woman in Colombia repeating their ridiculous talking points in some hysterical bid to be a “visionary”. This is also why women who are anywhere near, within or post-menopause should NEVER be given any credence in such claims of “visions” without massive, thorough, authoritative investigation and confirmation, and EVEN THEN with extreme caution. Women, especially, are extremely susceptible to “pious lying”, and then, as most men can testify, of actually convincing themselves of and believing their own lies and fantasies. This situation is clearly a case of “pious lying” AT BEST, or at worst a malicious attempt at discrediting those of us desperately trying to sound the alarm that Pope Benedict never validly resigned per Canon Law due to SUBSTANTIAL ERROR, and thus Bergoglio is an Antipope. And the worst case wouldn’t surprise me at all, if true.

Literally, for the Love of God and His Holy Church, stop spreading this embarrassingly obvious “Franciscan Sister in Colombia vision of Pope Benedict” fraud and almost certain calumny of +Ganswein. Please.

I hope this helps.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and on Your Holy Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation.

The Truth’s Pronouns are He/Him/His. Let HIM Loose.

“The truth in this situation doesn’t really matter because no one is going to do anything about it anyway.”

“What do you think you’re going to accomplish?”

“What difference, at this point, does it make?”***

These are all tropes one hears regarding the Antipope Bergoglio situation, and each one betrays the forgetting at best, and denial at worst, of a fundamental dogma of the One True Faith:

The Truth is a Person – a Divine Person, in fact. The Truth is Our Lord Himself.

Therefore, proclaiming the Truth is proclaiming Christ.

The proclamation of the Truth matters because Christ matters, and this fact is in no way contingent upon whether or not men act in response. Ultimately, Christ is The Actor, and He is not mocked, and He alone rules, and the victory is His.

The question of accomplishment is totally derived from the Will of God. When the Truth, which is Christ Himself, is proclaimed, He will accomplish what He wants, how He wants, when He wants, through whomever He wants, or totally Supernaturally, if He so wills.

The Truth always “makes a difference” because the Truth is Our Lord Himself, who is omnipotent.

(***Pro tip: if your argument leads you to start quoting Hillary Clinton, you REALLY might want to check your base premise.)

And so, we would all do well to use the proper pronouns. The Truth’s pronouns are not It/It/Its, but He/Him/His.

As St. Augustine’s famous saying goes:

The Truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend HIM. Let HIM loose; HE will defend HIMSELF.