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For Aggressive Distribution: Open Letter from a Priest. “They know something is foul and amiss with ‘Francis’. Perhaps they prefer a comfortable and dishonest ignorance. I do not know their motives, but I deplore their failure.”

Via NonVeniPacem, here is an open letter from a well-respected TLM priest in North America. He remains anonymous for now. Folks, I’ve been saying for a very long time that there are LOTS of faithful priests who were commemorating Benedict at the Te Igitur until his death on December 31, ARSH 2022, and now recognize that the Petrine See has been vacant these 272 days and counting. This letter is absolutely smack-dab on the money in every sense. May this be the first of MANY such letters. Please spread this aggressively to both priests and laity, and PLEASE pray for this priest, and for all priests. What a wonderful Michaelmas present! -AB

Upon his presentation to the waiting world on March 13th, 2013, ‘Pope Francis’ struck me with a disquieting impression. Seeing the man in white on the loggia of St. Peter’s that night hit me like an unexpected punch to the gut. Dear God, I whispered, a diabolical horror mocking Holy Church has just been thrown defiantly into the Face of Christ.

For more than ten years, I have sought to understand why I experienced such an unusual reaction that night, especially since I am not inclined to be shocked by the depth and breadth of human depravity and malice. There was something different here. I could not shake off the sense that Satan was attempting a decisive assault to mortally wound the Church and sweep more souls to eternal damnation.

Deserving mention for aiding my efforts to understand what has happened in the Church are priests and bishops, as well as intrepid and tenacious laity. Special mention goes to Miss Ann Barnhardt, Mr. Mark Docherty, and Dr. Edmund Mazza.

Endowed with all the means to fulfill her mission, the Catholic Church is able, with the divine assistance promised by Jesus Christ, to extricate herself from her current woes. Men steeled by faith, sustained by hope, and moved by charity for God and souls, need only heed what St. Joan of Arc commanded: “Act, and God will act!”

Of all the ills burdening the Church today, perhaps none is more damaging than the perversion of authority by its apparent possessors, who often divorce it from the service of goodness and divinely revealed truth. Without authority—an authority licitly wielded for the good of souls and the building up of the Church—the Church, in her living members, descends into chaos and confusion. Unless the authority vested by Christ in the Sovereign Pontiff and the bishops is exercised, and exercised as Christ intends, it is replaced by a fraudulent version parading as the real thing, at worst a vicious deceiver and destroyer of the flock of Christ, a cruel and tyrannical cudgel to beat down the faithful striving to be good sons and daughters of the Church. Christ is not to be found where true authority is absent or where it is put to perverted use.

Today we witness and are all too often subjected to this perversion of authority. This abuse of authority renders null and void whatever is proposed or commanded. Yes, null and void, not worthy of our assent, cooperation, or obedience, but deserving our fitting rebuke and opposition.

I state my deep conviction regarding the problem of authority in the Church today fully aware that I am fallible. I am nonetheless grieved to see that many serious Catholics, who want to understand why their leaders are so deviant and delinquent, avoid what appears to be the proverbial elephant in the room. Notwithstanding whatever virtue and learning they might otherwise possess, they are unable to admit the possibility, let alone the reality, that ‘Francis’ is not the Successor of Peter and never has been. Perhaps such an evil is too blinding to gaze upon with eyes wide open.

It is my considered opinion that ‘Francis’ cannot be the reigning Sovereign Pontiff. Why not? Canon law. According to the law of the Church regarding the validity of juridical acts—a law from which the pope himself is not exempt—Pope Benedict XVI never validly resigned the papacy. Hence, no conclave could lawfully convene and elect his successor until his death.

The issue with ‘Francis’ which concerns me here is not his apparent lack of the Catholic Faith. I agree with others that he is ostensibly not Catholic by any reasonable measure. However, ‘Pope Francis’ is firstly a problem for the Church because he was never elected in a lawful conclave. Let me express it this way: the conclave of 2013 was a chimera and an unlawful exercise by the cardinals because Benedict XVI, failing to validly resign the papacy, remained the reigning Supreme Pontiff until his death on December 31st, 2022. The conclave of March 2013 was unlawful, and the man then elected is no pope at all. These are the indisputable conclusions drawn from the crystal-clear provisions of canon law.

Benedict’s desires, subjective state of mind, or his fanciful Teutonic theology of the Petrine primacy in no way validate so as to make operative the renunciation he announced on February 11th, 2013, and supposedly executed seventeen days later. His juridical act of resignation was invalid according to canon law itself, to whose particular relevant provisions he was bound, since he had not changed them, although he had the power to do so.

Benedict did not resign the papal office (munus), but renounced only its active exercise (ministerium). He did not give up being pope, but merely relinquished “doing pope,” if you will pardon the expression. Keep in mind that Benedict also retained the external signs, comportment and some actions proper to the pope alone until his death. He believed he could remain a pope still possessing his office (munus) and exalted station, while the active governance of the Church (ministerium) could at the same time pass to another man elected in conclave as a genuine pope. In short, he wrongly believed that the papacy could be shared and exercised by two popes at once. This is contrary to the divine constitution of the Church and the nature of the papacy established by Christ.

Given this grave and substantial error regarding the nature of the papal office, Benedict posited an act of resignation that was invalid, as canon law stipulates. He was attempting to commit himself to doing something impossible, thus rendering his act of resignation invalid. His act effected no resignation from office at all. His unique dignity as Supreme Pontiff remained as it had been before: the status quo ante held until his death.

Suppose for the sake of argument that ‘Francis’ were overtly Catholic and even a saint. He would still not be pope nor could he be, unless he were elected in a lawful conclave following the valid resignation or death of Benedict.

The near-universal acceptance of Francis as pope for ten-plus years by the members of the Church is not sufficient to validate his supposed claim to the papacy. Such an argument presupposes that he was elected in a lawful conclave, and he was not. This makes him since March 13th, 2013, until the present a usurper of the papal throne, an anti-pope.

To suggest that we have no way to solve the problem of ‘Francis’ but must endure him until the Church in the future judges his status and relationship to the Church Militant is an implicit denial of the Church’s ability as a perfect society to recognize the ills that afflict her and to remedy them for the good of souls. It is to deny her ability in our present circumstances to recognize in real time what I have just expounded above about Benedict and ‘Francis’.

Many observers of our current crisis in the Church would object to my assessment of ‘Francis’ as the anti-pope and usurper of the Roman See that he is as a violation of the principle that “[t]he first see is judged by no one.” In other words, the Roman See, precisely the Roman Pontiff, is to be judged by no one. This is to say that no one may lawfully render a juridical judgment against a reigning pope. I agree. I am not handing down a juridical judgment at all. Not one of us, myself included, can render a legal judgment against a reigning pope. None of us has the authority to do so; we are all subject to him. I am not hereby judging ‘Francis’ in the strict juridical sense. I am judging him according to the common, broader meaning of that term, that is, to evaluate, assess or discriminate. I am recognizing that the man, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is no pope at all. I arrive at this reasonable and logical conclusion based on observable facts and common sense in light of canon law.

Furthermore, those are not to be considered schismatic who reject ‘Francis’ for the reasons I have laid out above. Theologians make this clear. For example, the Spanish Jesuit theologian Francisco de Lugo (1580-1652) states: “Neither is someone a schismatic for denying his subjection to the Pontiff on the grounds that he has solidly founded [‘probabiliter’] doubts concerning the legitimacy of his election or his power [refers to Sanchez and Palao].” (Disp., De Virt. Fid. Div., disp xxv, sect iii, nn. 35-8). (Tip of the hat to Miss Ann Barnhardt.)

How can the problem of ‘Francis’ and his anti-papacy be solved on the practical level? It would seem necessary and reasonable for members of the hierarchy, especially the cardinals, to expose and explain to the Church the ecclesial reality since February 11, 2013, and to make clear the cardinals’ duty and intention to proceed to the election of a worthy successor to Pope Benedict by lawful conclave. While this appears utterly impossible and ridiculous at first glance given the current state of the hierarchy, we cannot forget how God and men have moved in concert in the past. Remember, it only takes one man to stand up and declare the truth to shake the foundations of a lying and tyrannical regime. Recall also Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes. One boy from the crowd declared the truth: “The Emperor is not wearing anything at all.” At this, the crowd abandoned its collective fear and delusion, embracing the reality that the emperor was naked indeed. The Bergoglian house of cards cannot abide the full force of truth, no matter how few proclaim it. Nor can it survive if the ranks of the truth-tellers swell.

History proves that the Church can set things aright regarding her internal affairs, even though solutions have not been spelled out in detail by popes, theologians, canon lawyers, scholars or saints for all the various problems that can arise. We need only look at the actions of St. Bernard in the 12th century. He supported the lawful pope, Innocent II, against the anti-pope Anacletus II. The Roman population supported the anti-pope, but the saint eventually convinced them to give their allegiance to the rightful pope. The saint had no qualms about assessing the situation and taking action against the popular acceptance of an anti-pope. We can also note the unconventional healing of the Great Western Schism at the Council of Constance nearly 300 years later. In each case, we see that bold action was both possible and necessary on the part of human agents.

Perhaps the appeal to divine intervention as the only way out of our present impasse is but a shameful excuse for a kind of paralyzing despair or quietism that leaves the Bride of Christ naked to her enemies, scorned and humiliated, abandoned even by those who should be her friends and defenders. I would propose in response to such bystanders that divine intervention did occur in the resolution of past crises, but not independent of human cooperation. God intervened by moving generous and bold souls to action, and He was with them in all their efforts for the advancement of His kingdom. “Act, and God will act!”

Some voices now publicly proclaim that ‘Francis’ is not pope because he is a heretic and has excommunicated himself from the Mystical Body of Christ. Some of them assert that he may very well have never been fit for the Petrine office, believing he was a heretic at the time of his supposed election.

Others dispute this claim of automatic excommunication in light of the various distinctions that must be made between the internal dispositions of the man and his juridical status as pope. They presume, of course, that he had been participating as a rightful cardinal-elector in a lawful conclave. They say we must consider ‘Francis’ as pope until the Church formally judges the matter and declares the invalidity of his reign. By then, ‘Francis’ and the rest of us may be long dead. There is nothing to do while ‘Francis’ lives but to suffer and wait for some future official judgment from the Church.

Still others insist that it would be impossible to ever have a true pope who was at the same time a formal heretic. In other words, a formal heretic, manifest, public and pertinacious in his heresy, has never occupied the throne of Peter, nor could he. Otherwise, Christ’s promise to Peter to make him the “rock” upon which the Church is built and by whom his brethren are strengthened would be a lie. Impossible and blasphemous!

You see what a mess we are in today. We are attempting to slog through it while maintaining, please God, our sanity, our Catholic Faith, and the state of grace. We should all agree that we must at a minimum resist the evils of ‘Francis’ and distance ourselves from the harm he is inflicting on the Church. Beyond this, you may not agree with my conclusions, nor would I impose them on you. Do your own investigation of the matter. You may be surprised by what you find. Sadly, many refuse to investigate at all, even though they know something is foul and amiss with ‘Francis’. Perhaps they prefer a comfortable and dishonest ignorance. I do not know their motives, but I deplore their failure.

Each of us must do his best to understand and navigate the current crisis in order to please God and save his soul in the Barque of Peter. That requires a solid Catholic life, a commitment to prudence coupled with magnanimity and an unwavering trust in God. It requires a lively charity that seeks God above all and desires to draw all men, even the most ignorant, sinful and despicable, to a participation in the divine life here below and in the world to come.

Still something more is asked of us. It seems to me that until we seriously and thoroughly address Benedict’s actions and the Bergoglian terror unleashed in the Church, we will continue to be burdened by chaos, confusion, and division. ‘Francis’ ‘ usurpation and attempted destruction of the papacy must be recognized and denounced, as the man himself must be for his daring sacrilege. We must admit that Benedict remained pope until his death on December 31st, 2022.

My hope is that we may awaken fellow Catholics, most importantly members of the hierarchy who still possess the Catholic Faith, to help lift the Bride of Christ from the depths of her public humiliation and to relieve the misery of her bitter captivity. She is suffering at the hands of those who hate and despise her. Her enemies are no less Christ’s enemies. May we, with His help, expose and defeat them, so that His reign may advance in the minds and hearts of men and in the world presently ensnared in a mesh of monstrous lies. Let us accomplish what God asks of us, for His greater glory, for the triumph of His Church, and for the salvation of souls.

Barnhardt Podcast #197: Mos Eisley Scum Synod — it’s a M.E.S.S.

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In this episode Dr. Mazza and Non Veni Mark join Ann to discuss the upcoming “Synod on Synodality,” a wretched hive of scum and villainy whose vileness has not seen since the conspiracy to put Our Savior to death two millennia ago. Holding to a true base premise — that an anti-pope has no authority — makes it easier to hold on to the True Faith and avoid scandal; as St. Robert Bellarmine says: it is a blessing to see the Truth and the True Church!

“Then indeed the Roman clergy, stripping Liberius of his pontifical dignity, went over to Felix, whom they knew [then] to be a Catholic. From that time, Felix began to be the true Pontiff. For although Liberius was not a heretic, nevertheless he was considered one, on account of the peace he made with the Arians, and by that presumption the pontificate could rightly [merito] be taken from him: for men are not bound, or able to read hearts; but when they see that someone is a heretic by his external works, they judge him to be a heretic pure and simple [simpliciter], and condemn him as a heretic.” — Saint Robert Bellarmine

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TOLDYA: “These kids can’t read. They can’t write a sentence. They don’t know what state they live in. No math skills. They can’t even attend to a three-minute video clip.” Don’t say you weren’t warned.

ANN HERE, despite SuperNerd’s signature on the post footer. I needed him to embed the first video below.

Watch this to the end. My VERY, VERY, VERY un-woke comments follow.

Since it is my vocation in life to say the things that everyone else is too terrified to say, here we go. Put out the cat. Especially if it’s black.

What this woman in the video above is describing is nothing less than the decades-long goal of dumbing ALL students down to the level of welfare-class blacks in order to achieve “equity” in the schools. Folks, I dropped out of high school largely because of this. Also the open rape threats by black guys while sitting four feet away from a teacher in study hall who had announced on the first day of school in August of ARSH 1992 that, “I’m retiring this year and I don’t give a shit about any of you. Do not talk to me. Do not bother me. Leave me alone, and I’ll leave you alone.” He wasn’t kidding. Even hearing a six foot tall black guy threaten to rape my fifteen year old person, less than 100 pounds soaking wet, didn’t phase that POS “teacher” in the slightest. I looked at the teacher after the black guy said, “Bitch, you uptight. You need a gud f***”, locked eyes with the teacher, he looked down at his magazine, I got up and walked to the school office and said, “Draw up the withdrawal papers. I’m done. I’m never coming here again.” Punchline? The lib boomer gifted teacher, having been summoned at the news that Ann Barnhardt – as in the-one-who-was-skipped-twice Ann Barnhardt – was demanding withdrawal, looked at me, called me a “princess” and asked, “Who in the hell do you think you are?” To my eternal shame, I did NOT say, “Who do I have to be?” I said, “Well, I know I’m better than this.” Derp. Such a lost rhetorical opportunity. Anyway, I digress.

Aside from that, the fact that I hadn’t learned anything in YEARS was another huge factor. Why continue to go to a school in which nothing is taught? And WHY was nothing being taught? Because of the ITBS standardized tests – Iowa Test of Basic Skills. The Leavenworth, Kansas school district lived and died by the ITBS scores, and what the ITBS scores showed EVERY YEAR, in EVERY CLASS in EVERY SCHOOL was that the ghetto black kids were basically frozen at the first grade level. I was in Kindergarten with a ghetto black boy who was SUB-VERBAL. He could not speak. When I was in 7th grade, many of the ghetto blacks were already EXACTLY what the woman in the video above describes. While the average kids were doing one more year of arithmetic, the smart kids were in Algebra. That ghetto blacks were in what was called “consumer math”. As in, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and MAYBE fractions and decimals. And those kids did EXACTLY the same “consumer math” curriculum every year, just maybe with a different name like “Practical Math”. And they would fail. Every year. They couldn’t write, hell, they couldn’t speak except in James Brown-esque incomprehensible ebonic yelling.

And why? The woman above alludes to it – because the ONLY verbalization they got at home was from their mother (if she wasn’t an absentee crack whore), their 35 year-old grandmother, and their various and sundry “ON-tees” yelling commands at them. GETUP! GET DRESS! GET OVER ‘ERE! GOTA BED! SHUDUP! EAT DAT!  The only advantage the kids 30+ years ago had was… believe it or not… television. They were at least exposed to a little bit of English language if only from watching Donnie Simpson hosting Video Soul on BET. Man, here’s a time capsule for you. This guy was the Adam Curry of BET.

But today, children across the board from ghetto blacks to affluent whites, have basically zero interaction with their parents at home, and their parents, mostly now BORN in the late ’80s through early 2000’s are themselves hopelessly uneducated and CONTRA-educated, and, like their parents are slavishly attached to “personal screens”. And, again, saying what others are too terrified to say, these children are becoming hard-core pornography addicts well before the age of ten.

So what has happened now is that the objective of the Communist infiltrators has come to full-flower. Remember, it is an axiom of global Communism that all that is needed to conquer a nation is to gain control of the schools. And then, you’re looking at ONE GENERATION. Which is basically 30 years, to full conquest. In the name of “EQUITY” and “EQUALITY”, they have now essentially reduced ALL students to the level of the ghetto blacks of 30 years ago: illiterate, sub-verbal, zero math skills, zero attention span, zero background knowledge.

How did they do this?

  1. Destruction of the nuclear family, in particular removing fathers from households, both physically and passively. LBJ took care of the destruction of the black family first with the Great Society, but now it’s EVERYONE. What is worse, to have a totally absentee father, or some obese low-T heterosexual faggot slob laying around noshing edible marijuana and inculcating his spawn into the vidja gamer slothstyle? Discuss amongst yourselves.
  2. Infiltration of the schools.
  3. Glorification of the black hip-hop culture and universally instilled hatred of any intellectual life, pursuit or achievement.
  4. Electronic devices – people literally do not SPEAK TO EACH OTHER anymore, especially parents and children. Children do not even hear adults talking amongst themselves.
  5. CoronaScam lockdowns and masks.

We have known PERFECTLY WELL for DECADES that this has been coming. When did Jay Leno start his “JayWalking” segment in which he asked “average Americans” VERY SIMPLE QUESTIONS about history, civics, science, etc. and the big laugh was that so many people were completely ignorant of even the simplest facts of the world around them?

Today, the internet is RIFE with videos of undergrads at universities like UCLA, and just young whites in general, completely unable to answer exactly the “general background information” questions that they lady above is referencing with her 7th graders.

Here’s a YouTube video of a bunch of “spring breakers”, many of them white, being asked SIMPLE questions, and only the guy from Azerbaijan can answer any of them. I’m only posting the title, because they’re almost all nekkid, and most of the whites are STRIVING for their Type-2 Beetus diplomas. “College Students Fail American History Trivia”. If you don’t want to see beachwear and/or pre-obesity, don’t go searching for it. Just take my word. But, if you do, remember EVERY ONE OF THESE KIDS GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL EASILY, AND WERE THEN ACCEPTED INTO COLLEGE.

Tell me the dumbing-down of the education system to match the “lowest common denominator” – exactly what I said when sitting in the Leavenworth High School guidance office these 31 years ago – isn’t EXACTLY what has happened.

Kids who are in the 7th grade today are 13 years old. In ten years they will be 23, in fifteen years they will be 28, and in twenty years they will be 33.

I’m 47 today – using me as the low-to-median age of the readership here, in ten years I will be 57. In fifteen years I will be 62. In twenty years I will be 67.

Folks, you better have a plan. And your plan needs to account for the ability of the society you live in to maintain the ability to have such luxuries as running cold potable water, flush toilets, electrification, commodity production and transport, antibiotic production and delivery, and anesthetized surgery by a skilled surgeon… just to name a few items. And, of course, the Sacraments of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.

All y’all’s kidz and grankidz be ghetto, now. Word.

My advice? The same as Our Lord’s, naturally:

And when you shall see the abomination of desolation, standing where it ought not: he that readeth let him understand: then let them that are in Judea, flee unto the mountains…
Cum autem videritis abominationem desolationis stantem, ubi non debet, qui legit, intelligat : tunc qui in Judaea sunt, fugiant in montes…
Mark 13: 14

In other words, GET OUTTA DODGE, Y’ALL. Step 1: Get your children and grandchildren OUT OUT OUT of the public and infiltrated private schools.

Does this sound right? Does this sound logical?

Either you assent to ‘Pope Francis’ schisming The Church, or you will be in schism!”



Start with the fact that Jesus Christ is God and thus incapable of lying or deception or breaking His promises. He is perfect Good, perfect Truth, and infinite Love. Start there.

Now think about the statement above. Think about how it “appears” to be a catch-22. Do you think that God Almighty Who incarnated, suffered and died nailed to a Cross for your sins would put you in a catch-22 no-win position? Schismatic and damned if you do, schismatic and damned if you don’t?

Of course not.

So, what MUST be the problem here?

The problem is the false base premise that Bergoglio is now or ever has been the Pope. That is a falsehood. Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger was the one and only living Pope from his election in April of ARSH 2005 until his death on the morning of December 31, ARSH 2022, whether he liked it or not, because he never validly resigned. He clearly, obviously intended to retain “a part” of the Papacy, and if he intended to retain even the slightest nanoparticle of the Papacy in February ARSH 2013, which again, he clearly, obviously did, then his resignation was 100% invalid per the Substantial Error clause of Canon 188.

November ARSH 2022. One of the last pictures taken of him, weeks before his death. You can see by the massive edema in his ankles that he was already in renal failure. But there he was, still living in the Vatican, still called “His Holiness Pope Benedict”, still wearing the Papal white, still confirming the brethren. Still the one and only Vicar of Christ on Earth, whether he liked it or not.

Speak out, folks. Tell as many people as you can. Antipope Bergoglio has no authority. Satan is trying to trick even the remnant elect into believing themselves to be in schism when they are not, OR to voluntarily enter into schism by following an Antipope into his Antichurch, or by abandoning Holy Mother Church in favor of schismatic sects, or even atheism.

And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 
John 8:32

Feast of Our Lady in a Spiffy Hat! (AKA, Feast of the Divine Shepherdess, September 25th)

September 25th is the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of “Divine Shepherdess”.

The “Divine” in Divine Shepherdess is NOT NOT NOT divinizing her, but rather saying that she was the caretaker, the shepherdess of THE LAMB, which is exactly correct: she carried Him, bore Him, nursed Him, raised Him, and then was present at His Ritual Slaughter. She is the Shepherdess of the Divine Lamb.

The iconography of the Divine Shepherdess almost always involves a wide-brimmed hat, usually of straw, preferably with a ribbon, but not exclusively. As a daily hat-wearer, and the bigger the better as far as I’m concerned, you all can imagine that I’m VERY enthusiastic about this little-known feast.

Here is a short blurb about the origins of the Feast and its iconography, followed by select images of the Divine Shepherdess (I love how Our Lord gets His own little hat, too!), followed by me piously emulating her with my head coverings. 😇🙏🏻

September 25:

Madonna, Divine Shepherdess, Spain (1703)

In 1703 Mary was given the title Divine Shepherdess, bestowed upon her by Father Isidore of Spain after a vision in which the Blessed Mother appeared to him as a shepherdess.

Father Isidore was born of a rich and noble family of Seville, in 1662. He was the pride of his family and looked upon as a prince among his associates. At the age of nineteen he entered the Capuchin Order. He was devoted to Our Lady from childhood and much more so after entering the religious life. After completing his studies he was sent to a monastery in Cadiz. Here he with Father Feliciano erected small shrines to Our Lady along the roadways. They taught the people how to sing the rosary walking along the street. This custom Father Isadore brought with him on returning to Seville. In such a worldly atmosphere this came as a surprise to the people. Cantina and tavern loungers found themselves sliding out the taverns and joining him, to become part of the sheepfold of Mary.

During one of these street tours Christ’s words, ‘I am the Good Shepherd” flashed across the Father’s mind. That night he had a vision of the Blessed Virgin. She appeared as a young shepherdess with a crook in her hand and a large straw hat falling over her shoulders. The next morning the priest hurried to an artist’s shop in a suburb of Seville, telling of his vision; he gave Miquel de Tovar, the artist, an order that a picture be painted of Our Lady as she had appeared to him. “Our Lady,” he said, sat on a rock under a tree. Her face radiated divine and tender love. Over a red tunic she wore a jacket of white sheepskin such as shepherds wore; from her shoulders hung a blue mantle. A large straw hat, held by a ribbon, dangled over her left shoulder. Near her right hand was a shepherd’s crook, symbolic of the love and care she gives her children. In her left hand she held a rose, while the right hand rested on the head of a lamb, which had sought shelter in her lap.


Barnhardt Podcast #196: Laugh or Take Hostages

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In this episode we discuss how popular talking about Latin is (is EVERYONE thinking about the Roman Empire now?) as well as the importance of memes, both as popular messaging but also allowing for a risible release from the liberal insanity-induced pressure of our current age. We also analyzed the hit job (or is it?) being done to Russell Brand and debate whether it’s worse to announce your intentions to divorce via text message (Brand) or FedEx (Wal-Mart Wallis, the Suchess of Dussex). Finally we discussed the curious situation of Bishop Strickland possibly facing an order to resign from someone who cosplays as Pope and is barely able to order lunch much less the resignation of a bishop. These are crazy times indeed, crazy enough that a Jesuit going trans in order to become the first “woman priest” wouldn’t even raise too many eyebrows. Pray for the Church and your fellow Catholics: the time is short and it’s about to get a whole lot more kinetic!

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“Neither is someone a schismatic for denying his subjection to the Pontiff on the grounds that he has solidly founded [‘probabiliter’] doubts concerning the legitimacy of his election…”

(This goes out to Sarasota. Y’all hang in there. He is totally, completely wrong. Pray for him. He, and all his confreres, are in a helluva pickle. Be patient. Be empathetic. Instruct the ignorant. STAND FIRM. —Alpha Bravo)

F.X. Wernz, P. Vidal: “Finally they cannot be numbered among the schismatics, who refuse to obey the Roman Pontiff because they consider his person to be suspect or doubtfully elected on account of rumours in circulation.” (Ius Canonicum, 7:398, 1943) 

Rev Ignatius Szal: “Nor is there any schism if one merely transgress a papal law for the reason that one considers it too difficult, or if one refuses obedience inasmuch as one suspects the person of the pope or the validity of his election, or if one resists him as the civil head of a state.” (Communication of Catholics with Schismatics, 1948) 

De Lugo: “Neither is someone a schismatic for denying his subjection to the Pontiff on the grounds that he has solidly founded [‘probabiliter’] doubts concerning the legitimacy of his election or his power [refers to Sanchez and Palao].” (Disp., De Virt. Fid. Div., disp xxv, sect iii, nn. 35-8)

Terrifyingly visible ECLIPSE.