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Barnhardt Podcast #058: Ann Answers Churchy Questions, Volume 1

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In this episode we reprise the “Ask Ann Anything” theme with the first installment of “Churchy” questions. Questions in this episode:

  • Can the Pope Change the Catechism (on the Death Penalty or anything else for that matter)?
  • What are your thoughts on married priests?
  • Who is the anti-Christ?
  • Where do yhou stand on the books, life, etc of Father Malachi Martin?

We will be doing more of these Q&A episodes in the coming weeks; if you have a question for these episodes please email it to [email protected] (Ann won’t see the questions in advance if they are sent to that address) or you can send a text message or voicemail to SuperNerd’s Google Voice number: (302) 648-6373.

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Barnhardt Podcast #057: Ask Ann Anything!

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In this first episode devoted to answering listener questions Ann answers several questions as we try to avoid getting off on too many tangents. This episodes’s questions are:

  • What types of guns to do you prefer and why?
  • What are your favorite podcasts, blogs, or YouTube channels?
  • Why didn’t you major in engineering?
  • What is your personal bench-press record?
  • Why you use a Macintosh computer?
  • Are you committed to never doing video again? If so, why?
  • Are you still open to getting married? If so, what are you looking for in a man? / Why did you never marry? Do regret not getting married or having children?
  • Have you considered becoming a consecrated virgin?
  • In light of the Stale Big Mac initiative, did you celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac?
  • What is Ann’s take on people who believe the earth is flat?

We will be doing more of these Q&A episodes in the coming weeks; if you have a question for these episodes please email it to [email protected] (Ann won’t see the questions in advance if they are sent to that address) or you can send a text message or voicemail to SuperNerd’s Google Voice number: (302) 648-6373.

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Barnhardt Podcast #056: You Have No RIGHT to a Divorce

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In the very first “Conversations with Ann” edition of the Barnhardt Podcast, we welcome Bai (pronounced “Bay”, as in May Day) Macfarlane, founder of Mary’s Advocates, a lay non-profit organization whose goal is to strengthen marriage, reduce unilateral no-fault divorce, and support those who have been unjustly abandoned by their spouse. Bai and Ann have a no-holds barred discussion about marriage, “divorce”, and “decrees of nullity” which are being handed out like candy – all in the name of “mercy”. Ann asks Bai the 800 pound gorilla questions that other people won’t ask, such as, “What do you do if your bishop is a heretic and refuses to help defend your marriage?” and, “What does a faithful Catholic do if a cookie-cutter declaration of nullity is issued against their marriage which they are certain is false, and their marriage is valid?”

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Quotes mentioned in this episode

Cardinal Raymond Burke said some tribunals are run by unprepared and unjust workers.

“With sadness, many times I have seen that the diocesan bishop has not sufficiently taken care to prepare well the necessary personnel for his tribunal. In other words, it is not the process that has need of modifications, but the practice of some bishops who do not provide well-prepared and just workers for their tribunals” (33 min. 43 sec.). http://marysadvocates.org/bishop-have-incompetent-and-unfair-staff-managing-tribunals/

From the video of Cardinal Raymond Burke — see here — telling a woman to follow conscience and appeal if she is concerned about her local tribunal’s abuses.

Separated Faithful Spouse: “I know I have valid marriage and need to live my sacramental marriage. But what do I tell my children (y’know) ‘why aren’t I following the church when the Church grants an annulment?’ Because there are abuses [if you live in one of those diocese] if you live in one of those diocese, and I know it was a valid marriage.

Cardinal Burke replies: “All you can say to your children what is your own conviction, and that you have to live according to your conscience. And that also, that the process for the declaration of nullity is not an infallible process. The judge makes the decision with moral certitude–that is–that for him there hasn’t been brought forth anything reasonable against the nullity of the marriage. But/ A declaration of nullity of marriage can–in the Church’s law–be contested, always contested, simply because we know that it is not a divinely inspired decision. [They do it] The judges, and everyone, they do their best. [But] So, if in your conscience, you know that it was a valid marriage, that’s the way you have to live.”

Msg. Cormac Burke, Retired Roman Rota Judge (author Covenanted Happiness: Love and Commitment in Marriage, and The Theology of Marriage; Personalism, Doctrine and Canon Law) wrote the following about the role of the faithful spouse in context to the confusion about the ‘good of the spouses’:

What can one say of the really shipwrecked marriage where for instance one of the spouses reneges on his or her conjugal commitment and walks out on the other? Is it possible to continue to speak of the “good of the spouses” in such a context? Or must one conclude, as would appear, that it also has been totally wrecked?

As regards the reneging spouse, certainly the marriage would scarcely seem capable of working any longer toward his or her “good”. Yet it can still work powerfully for the good of the other, if he or she remains true to the marriage bond. If that fidelity is maintained, moreover, it may in God’s providence act as a call to repentance, as a force of salvation, for the unfaithful spouse, perhaps in his or her very last moment on earth – when one’s definitive “bonum” is about to be decided (from The Object of Matrimonial Consent: A Personalist Analysis, here)

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Barnhardt Podcast #055: Open Thecreths

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Episode Content Rating Warning! No Children Allowed!

In this episode we discuss a topic which has been well documented and yet continues to hide in plain sight, supported by Beta Narcissists and both the willing and obliviously ignorant: the Lavender Mafia. Trading the contemplation of eternal things for earthly power, sins of the flesh, and mutually assured blackmail, the clerical legacy of “Cardinal Leonardine” is not only still with us but more powerful than ever, and don’t kid yourself, the Lavender Mafia overculture transcends the liberal-conservative-Trad spectrum.

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Barnhardt Podcast #054: Speechless Gorillas and Naval Officers

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In this episode, amid a few cases of buzzing interference, we discuss Koko the “talking” gorilla’s final release from a life of chocolatey abuse from Penny Patterson, the media’s melancholy about this precious primate, and set the record straight about the extent of an animal’s ability to communicate with humans. Not that humans are all great communicators: we cover news that broke this past week that the female Officer of the Deck and the female Tactical Action Officer (two people who should be in constant communication when a ship is at sea) were not speaking to one another. It’s not yet know if this was a matter of incompetence or a cat-fight that got out of control but the result was massive damage to a billion-and-a-half dollar ship and funerals for several of the sailors. Our ability as humans to communicate ideas and concepts is a wonderful gift: it would be a shame if our neglect and abuse of this gift resulted in something unfortunate.

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Barnhardt Podcast #053: No Dogters Go To Heaven

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In this episode we discuss the natural state of man which is to be fruitful and multiply, so much so that modern dual-income, no-child couples instinctively realize there’s a hole in their life and turn to furry quadrupeds as an ersatz replacement (even going as far as introducing their canine as “their dogter”). Related to this “four legs are better than two” insanity is a diminishing of the dignity of human life, which only accelerates the momentum behind the contraceptive mentality and exacerbates the problems of abortion, infanticide, murder, and euthanasia.

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Barnhardt Podcast #052: The Melting of Modern Men from Meek to Mediocre

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In this episode we LOUDLY discuss a recent US Navy investigation which revealed that only 27 of 164 randomly selected, “qualified” officers could carry out their duties without any concerns. While we can guess at the causes for this it’s symptomatic of world-wide slide toward mediocrity and away from manly virtues, meekness being a big one. During this month of the Sacred Heart it would behoove His advice to “Learn of me, for I am meek and humble of heart!”

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Barnhardt Podcast #051: SuperMommy’s Shotgun Snack-pack Edition


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In this episode we update the saga of Tiny Princess with our first guest on the podcast: SuperMommy! We also discuss the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which went into effect today and that, in theory, could make Bitcoin illegal under EU law. And who remembers that Netflix used to send physical DVDs by mail? All of this plus several geeky references and quasi-random tangents betraying SuperNerd’s somewhat sleep-deprived state and we have our longest “snack pack” yet!

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Barnhardt Podcast #050: Tiny Saints and YUUUUUGE Sinners


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In this episode we discuss SuperNerd’s new Tiny Princess — which is why we didn’t have a podcast last week — her diagnosis of holoprosencephaly, and explore the world’s flawed notions of which lives are of value, including the case of Baby Alfie whom the British National Health Service would like to sacrifice on the altar of naturalism, materialism and utilitarianism (in other words: freemasonry). And a collection of tangents where we tried not to linger around the stale Big Macs as we talked about Trump and the FBI, the martyred president of Ecuador (not Colombia) Gabriel Garcia Moreno…

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Barnhardt Podcast #049: No Virginia, Dogs Don’t Go To Heaven


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Content Rating: PG-13 (topical material)

In this episode we discuss the glories of the 1570 (pre-1955) Holy Week Liturgies and curious timing of Bergoglio’s latest comments on hell which came at the very time we contemplate Christ’s conquest over sin and death: if there’s no hell for unsaved souls, why did Christ do what He did? And if soul annihilation is a thing then humans have no more dignity than an animal — which has massive logical and moral consequences (why not shoot up the YouTube HQ or a high school? the people there are just animals who need to be culled…) We also covered the recent revelations that child pornographers have exploited the BitCoin blockchain to share links to child pornography online and muse whether we’ll have to stoop to similar tactics to share information about the Faith at some point in the future as the Truths of Christ and His Church become too revolutionary to speak aloud.

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