Author Archives: Ann Barnhardt

Exactly 50 Years Ago Right Now…

Yes, Apollo 11 was on final approach to lunar orbit. But please don’t forget that:

Mary Jo Kopechne was suffocating in the air void in the back of Ted Kennedy’s overturned and submerged Oldsmobile.

Kennedy was notorious for knowing every Chappaquiddick joke, and loved telling them to shocked and titilated listeners.

Because for Diabolical Narcissist Psychopaths, the greatest rush in life comes not from the commission of their crimes and sins, but from the GETTING AWAY WITH IT.

“Justice is simply the social good, and it must therefore be done. It is defined as “giving each his due” cuique sum, “to each his own”. A man is due his life because he is a living thing; it is his nature to have life; and, since it is also his nature to be moral, if a man commits a crime, he must be punished because punishment is retributive – punishment is the penalty due the criminal in justice to him. Proportioned punishment is due him, too, and you cannot deny him that right without yourself committing an injustice against him deserving punishment in turn. The judge who fails the criminal in punishment himself incurs a greater guilt.”

-John Senior, The Death of Christian Culture

Because we as a nation and as a culture have failed for over 50 years to properly apply justice to the criminals among us, we have committed crimes against the criminals themselves, our neighbors, ourselves and God. And for that, we are now being punished. Justice will be done.

When Ted Kennedy was permitted to murder Mary Jo Kopechne in ARSH 1969 with no punishment whatsoever, Kopechne’s blood was spread from the hands of Kennedy alone to the hands of the entire nation.

“There is another justification for punishment besides retribution. Pain and deprivation are medicinal. They hurt so much that the criminal can learn that crime does not pay – or at least that the victims pay back. If you want to teach the prisoner a trade or put him to useful work, well and good; but those things are secondary and must never interfere with the first and proper use of punishment, which is the restoration of the equality of justice not only in society but in the person of the criminal. A person who commits a crime has indulged his will against reason; a disequilibrium has been established in his soul, as Plato says, which can only be righted by retributive exercise of reason against his will. The greatest evil in the world is to do wrong without being punished.”

-John Senior, The Death of Christian Culture

Let us make the assumption for a moment that Ted Kennedy is in hell. It is impossible to know as Christ’s Mercy is infinite and Kennedy MAY have repented of his life of grave sin before his death. If Kennedy is in fact in heaven, he will not mind us using him as an instructive hypothetical example. In fact, he will delight and rejoice in it.

If Ted Kennedy is in hell, a massive contributive dynamic to his failure to repent will have been the fact that we, his neighbors, his brothers, failed to punish him and see justice done upon him. Because Kennedy was never made to feel any pain or retributive justice for murdering Mary Jo Kopechne, he was never deeply confronted with his sin, or the fear of what the consequences would be for his immortal soul in the next life – because there were zero consequences in THIS life. In fact, it made him bolder in his sin. If Ted Kennedy is in hell, we are partially complicit in his being there, and justice will be meted out upon US for our failure in charity towards him.

Did you know that St. Michael the Archangel is the guardian angel of… wait for it… the Sovereign Pontiff?

Yep. St. Michael is not only the protector of the Church, but the guardian angel of the Sovereign Pontiff.

How about that.

Add St. Michael the Archangel to our special litany for Pope Benedict. Because he is literally his guardian angel as Sovereign Pontiff. Wow. That’s the best news I’ve heard in a while!!

And put in a good word for the poor guardian angel of Antipope Jorge Bergoglio. Can you imagine how it felt to be assigned to the likely False Prophet Forerunner of the Antichrist and general contractor of the Antichurch? 😬

Here is the Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel, which has been strongly recommended to me in the recent past. The fact that he is currently the Holy Father Benedict’s guardian angel, and has been the guardian angel of all Sovereign Pontiffs while they reigned (one at a time, because there can only be one at a time, of course) puts this in a whole new light.

• Sign of the Cross (In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.)

• The chaplet begins with the following invitation: O God, come to my assistance. O Lord, make haste to help me. Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever, time without end. Amen.”

(Say one Our Father and three Hail Marys after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choirs of Angels)

• 1. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity.

Amen. (Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

• 2. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim may the Lord grant us the grace to leave the ways of sin and run in the paths of Christian perfection.

Amen. (Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

• 3. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility.

Amen. (Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

• 4. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominations may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and overcome any unruly passions.

Amen. (Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

• 5. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues may the Lord preserve us from evil and falling into temptation.

Amen. (Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

• 6. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers may the Lord protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil.

Amen. (Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

• 7. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.

(Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

• 8. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works in order that we may attain the glory of Heaven.

Amen. (Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

• 9. By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted in the life to come to Heaven.

Amen. (Our Father, Three Hail Marys)

• (Four Our Fathers. One in honor of each of the following leading Angels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael and our Guardian Angel.)

• O glorious prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King and our admirable conductor, you who shine with excellence and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil, who turn to you with confidence and enable us by your gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.

• Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ, that we may be made worthy of His promises.

• Almighty and Everlasting God, Who, by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael Prince of Your Church, make us worthy, we ask You, to be delivered from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into Your Presence.This we ask through the merits of Jesus Christ Our Lord.


Awkward Questions and Blunt Answers – “Ann, is it true that I should stop going to Mass because the Novus Ordo is all that is available to me?”

Apparently the Trad, Inc. contingent, or at least certain quarters therein, are now telling people to not go to Mass, even on Sunday, if the Novus Ordo is all that is available.

The first thing I would say is, if you have the ability, MOVE.  Make proximity to the Traditional Latin Mass or Divine Liturgy an extremely high if not the highest priority in terms of where you domicile.


First, because it is always first, LOVE, specifically love of God.  If one goes to daily Mass, prays the Office, Psalm 68 (Salvum me fac…) quickly becomes a heart-rendering favorite within the Psalter, specifically verse 21-22, which shows up multiple times in Holy Week, both as the Offertory verse for Palm Sunday, and then as the opening Psalm for the Office of Tenebrae, said on Wednesday night or Thursday morning, as well as the Offertory verse of the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, which is said in many places numerous times per year as a Votive Mass, most especially on the First Friday of the month.  Here are verses 21-22 of Psalm 68, which directly informs the question we are now addressing:

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.
In conspectu tuo sunt omnes qui tribulant me. Improperium exspectavit cor meum et miseriam; et sustinui qui simul contristaretur, et non fuit; et qui consolaretur, et non inveni.

And they gave me gall for my food, and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
Et dederunt in escam meam fel, et in siti mea potaverunt me aceto.

If you are reading this, the odds are very high that you have at least a vague idea of what is going on in the Church today.  We have an Antipope who is probably the False Prophet Forerunner of the Antichrist, the Institutional Church is infiltrated and overrun with sex perverts and criminals, and a Freemasonic-satanic antichurch is being erected before our very eyes with very little actual resistance.

Furthermore, if you are here reading this, you probably understand that the Novus Ordo Mass, which was promulgated in December of ARSH 1969, while VALID, was also conceived in malice by the Freemasonic-sodomite infiltrators specifically to de-catechize and Protestantize the clergy and the laity.  But, the Novus Ordo Mass is VALID, which means that the Eucharist is confected, and Our Blessed Lord comes down upon the altar, and the bread and wine are transubstantiated into the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the once-and-for-all sacrifice of Calvary is made present by the warping of spacetime upon the altar.  Every VALID Mass is Calvary.  Period.  The entire Church Triumphant, both angels and saints, are present at every VALID Mass.  Period.

IF you understand these things to any extent whatsoever, and IF the Novus Ordo Mass is all you can possibly attend, then you ABSOLUTELY MUST go to the Novus Ordo.  Let’s think through why.

-You have a brain.  You can think things through.  You understand that the Novus Ordo Rite is VALID, yet ILLICIT.  If you understand this, how could you be scandalized by it?  Scandal is to either lose your faith OR be incited to sin in imitation of others.  If you know and understand the problems of illicitness intrinsic to the Novus Ordo, how could these things either shake your faith, or tempt you to sin? Do you actually believe that if you go to a Novus Ordo Mass that you might be tempted to break into a tambourine solo, or an interpretive dance?  Really?

Think of an eclipse.  If you know and understand the astronomical reality of what a solar eclipse is, namely that the moon passes directly between the earth and the sun, would you think that the sun was being “eaten”, or that the world was coming to an end and the universe imploding if you saw a solar eclipse?  OF COURSE NOT.  As I have said many times, the best inoculant against scandal is TRUTH.  This is why St. Francis de Sales said, “Those who give scandal are guilty of murder.  But those who allow themselves to be scandalized are guilty of suicide.”

The truth is ARMOR.  If you have the Truth, you can absolutely wage war against even powers and principalities! It’s right there, in the Bible! Ephesians 6: 11-18.

Put you on the armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice,  and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God). By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit; and in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints.

Note especially, folks, that last verse.  Suit up, boot up, and GO PRAY.  In this case, if one has to go to a Novus Ordo Mass, PRAY IN REPARATION.

Be the one who goes to Our Lord and “grieves together with Him, and comforts Him,” as He specifically begs us to do in Psalm 68.  

PRAY FOR THE CLERGY AND LAITY THERE PRESENT.  VOLUNTEER to take on purgation of those present, but especially for the clergy, if it will help them to someday achieve the Beatific Vision.

What should you do during the Mass?  Here are some suggestions:

-Pray the Tridentine Mass.  Take your Missal, kneel, and silently pray the Old Mass.

-Pray the Rosary silently.  This is NOT a problem.  It is totally okay to pray the Rosary silently during Mass. Praying all 15 decades is going to be about the same amount of time as a Novus Ordo Mass.

-When the “handshake socializing thing” happens, just make sure you are kneeling, and put your face in your hands.  Most sane people will leave you alone.  If you are physically accosted, just politely and patiently wave the person off.  What other people think of you doesn’t matter, and is technically none of your business anyway.

-Make a good Spiritual Communion instead of Sacramental Communion.  Offer up as a form of sacrifice and penance your abstention from Sacramental Communion.  Ask Our Lord to give the graces that would have gone to you in a Sacramental Communion to the priest, or perhaps the person there present who has the most need of those Graces.

I am reminded again of Psalm 68, but a few verses before verses 21-22.  Let’s look at verses 13-14, which is the Communion Verse in the Mass of Tuesday in Holy Week:

They that sat in the gate spoke against me: and they that drank wine made me their song.
But as for me, my prayer is to thee, O Lord; for the time of thy good pleasure, O God. In the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

Never forget that the Divine Providence is PERFECT, and that we have been placed in these times providentially.  We are called to grieve with Our Lord and comfort Him in these days.  We are called to do everything we can, by both explanation and EXAMPLE, to help other people know the truth, and thus also to be inoculated against scandal. We are called to penance, both for ourselves, and for others. Remember, WHERE SIN ABOUNDS, GRACE ABOUNDS ALL THE MORE. 

If you stop going to Mass on Sunday and break the Third Commandment, you are risking mortal sin, most especially if YOU UNDERSTAND THE CURRENT SITUATION.  If you are in possession of the armor of TRUTH, and you not only refuse to fight, but go totally AWOL, that is a “capital offense”. As in “firing squad at dawn.”

DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT STOP GOING TO VALID MASS, even if the Novus Ordo is the only possible option. If you stop going to Mass, if you refuse to “grieve with and comfort” Our Lord at Calvary, satan wins.   If you declare that the selfsame Mass at which all the Angels and Saints come and cry out, HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, Lord God of Hosts! Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory! Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest! is simply impossible for you to deign to attend, then I dare say you risk God honoring your desire to be excluded from said company for all eternity.

I hope this helps.

Pray for Pope Benedict XVI, the Papacy, and Holy Mother Church.

“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.”


Sunday Lunch: The Maine Trads Check In

Dear Ann,

 I saw your  very amusing post concerning lobster rolls. There is a place in my little home town that sells lobster rolls and a cup of incredibly good clam chowder for about $11. Furthermore, it is actually a very good  ice cream shop, so dessert’s awesome too. Can anything be better? 

We have only a couple of TLMs in the State of Maine on Sundays. I often attend the Mass in Portland, 12 Noon Sundays, which is a great place to visit in the summertime.

Your podcasts are fantastic. I took a picture of my dinner last Friday to show a West Coast friend who sent me a link to your blog post. It was mighty tasty! 

Best regards, 

Mugup in the Willie-Wacks