“In some causes, silence is dangerous.”

“In some causes, silence is dangerous.”

St. Ambrose of Milan

That is all.

Happy feast of St. Ambrose. See you tomorrow for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Bring your thinking cap. We are going to delve into Pope Benedict’s wildly invalid Latin in his spoken and written resignation. Too many have asked me to post on that. And yes, it is… wildly, massively nutty.

Barnhardt Podcast #068: Remedial Religious Review for Rapturous Reformationists

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In this episode we discuss the end of the world, but without getting too apocalyptic about it. This contemplation of end times, promoted by the Catholic liturgy of the past couple weeks, is as good a time as any to discuss authentic martyrdom and to debunk “The Rapture” and advocate a decrease in people’s belief in Increase Mather’s polemics.

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Does this sound right? Does this sound logical?

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

Stop.

Think.

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 is the one and only living Pope, and has been since April ARSH 2005, whether he likes 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.

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

Clever, Practical, Catholic Gifts

I’m still cracking up about this line of clever beverage containers, but then I’ve always been a huge fan of puns.  This particular pun has pretty much everything going for it:

The Coffee Mug Version

Latin Trad Catholic nerd puns are THE BEST PUNS!

For those of you who might not be Latin Mass goers yet, these are the words from the Confiteor, (Confiteor means “I confess…”), mea culpa, mea culpa, MEA MAXIMA CULPA, which means “my most grievous fault”.

I confess to almighty God, to the blessed Mary ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to all the Saints, and to you, brothers, that I have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I beseech the blessed Mary, ever Virgin, blessed Michael the Archangel, blessed John the Baptist, the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, all the Saints, and you, brothers, to pray to the Lord our God for me.

Mea maxima CUPPA works well as a cute pun, is a GREAT conversation starter, and could even serve as a little reminder that it might not be a bad idea to quickly make an Act of Contrition and plan on getting over to sacramental Confession….

I think this is just about the most clever and useful Christmas gift / stocking stuffer for that Trad Nerd (or cleric!) on your Christmas list.

But wait!  There’s more!  We have the handsome coffee mug above, but look!  Here is an insulated car cup version!

Perfect for those long drives to the nearest Traditional Mass!

And for the beer drinker in your life?  Here is the Beer Stein version!

“Ja, das ist gut!!”

And for those who might take a wee dram of the ol’ Spiritus Frumenti… SHOT GLASS!

Think before you drink!

There are actually TEN available styles, for ALL your hydration and gift-giving needs.  Do check it out. 

And here, to get us into Advent, is a very nice instrumental version of the hymn of the season, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”.

“…Even the Stones Will Cry Out.”

One of the most interesting and awesome aspects of the process of the Truth being exposed is the dynamic that I covered in the “Bergoglian Antipapacy” video presentation at the 01:53:29 timestamp.

The enemies of the Truth always, by the Divine Providence, end up testifying to the truth themselves, almost always AGAINST their own wicked interests and motives.  Pontius Pilate, after saying to the Jewish mob, “Behold your King!” And “Shall I crucify your King?” then wrote the inscription to hang above Our Lord’s head on the Cross, “Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews” and was asked by the High Priest to Change the inscription to “He said, “I am King of the Jews”.  Pilate replied with the famous words, “Quod scripsi, scripsi.” What I have written, I have written.

The Jewish mob in Pilate’s courtyard cried out – completely inadvertently, but 100% providentially – one of the most beautiful prophecies in Salvation History, which was fulfilled par excellence just a few hours later: LET HIS BLOOD BE UPON US AND UPON OUR CHILDREN!

These are the words that I pray at every Mass at the elevation of the Precious Blood, as angels dip hyssop branches in the Chalice and sprinkle the Blood of Christ on us, and onto the Poor Souls in Purgatory.

It was pointed out to me that perhaps one of the most glaring examples of this dynamic of even the malefactors witnessing to the Truth with regards to the Bergoglian Antipapacy is precisely the fact that Antipope Bergoglio refuses to answer the Four Cardinals’ Dubia.  

Antipope Bergoglio has no magisterial authority.  Those five Dubia questions are to be answered by the Pope, and Bergoglio is not now and never has been the Pope.  Even Bergoglio himself testifies to his own criminal status as Antipope by “cleverly” (he thinks) refusing to answer simple questions submitted to him “as Pope”.  

This is a GREAT POINT.  Perhaps even more compelling than the fact that Bergoglio refuses to wear the Papal regalia, refuses to live in the Apostolic Palace or even to vacation in Castel Gondolfo, that he refers to himself as “Bishop of Rome”, that he explicitly stated that he would never make any “ex-cathedra” proclamations, that he waves at people, but doesn’t bless them, and has refused on multiple occasions to impart the Apostolic Blessing, and more.

The Truth is irresistible, and the Truth WILL OUT.

To whom He said: I say to you, that if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.

Quibus ipse ait : Dico vobis, quia si hi tacuerint, lapides clamabunt.

St. Andrew Christmas Novena Begins November 30

This isn’t precisely a “Novena” because it is 26 days from the Feast of St. Andrew on November 30, until Christmas Day on the 25th of December.

“Andrew” is my Confirmation name. So I am Ann Elizabeth Andrew. Andrew means “manly” in Greek. I did not know that at the time. I like to think that St. Andrew, being St. Peter’s big brother, would defend Peter in a street fight, which is definitely what this feels like.

Anyway, I propose that we crowdsource this Novena for all the folks out there who need to either convert or revert to the One True Religion, and for the Pope, Pope Benedict XVI, and also for the antipope, Jorge Bergoglio. It isn’t too late, even for him.

The prayer itself is short, but the traditional method is to say this prayer 15 times per day every day until Christmas. You could do five sets of three, three sets of five, anything to get you to fifteen per day.

Hail, and blessed be the hour and moment at which the Son of God was born of a most pure Virgin at a stable at midnight in Bethlehem in the piercing cold. At that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, to hear my prayers and grant my desires. (Mention your intentions here) Through Jesus Christ and His most Blessed Mother. Amen.

Mailbag: Letter from a Theology Masters Student

Dear Ann,

I actually came across your website a few years ago and I very enjoyed it then and came across it today as I was reading a comment you made somewhere regarding Tobin and the Italian actor. I chuckled at your clear wit and then I realized it was you and watched (for over two hours despite having to write an essay today that I’m on deadline for) and was glad that I did. Finally, the pieces began to come together and I started to feel whole again. I have begun a masters program in Theology and was becoming more and more upset by the awareness of these so-called “new canon lawyers” and their heretical takes on Church teaching.

Finally, your words have opened my heart to healing and restoration in Christ and can see Providence at work. Thank you for your courage. Thank you for the stay-puttednessand doing one more video. My gut meter is not wrong. You must be correct with the realization that Pope Benedict XVI is still Pope. How appreciative I was that you went through, laboriously, each important point as you did. I have learned a great deal today and am extremely grateful. I will pray also for you.

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,

D

Big Things Are Happening!

Within hours of my mentioning in a post that I would like to eventually transcribe “The Bergoglian Antipapacy” video, a professional transcriptionist emailed and has already fully transcribed 34 minutes of the video.  What this will permit is the translating into French, Spanish and Italian so that all of the  good folks in those countries can have access.

I looked at the auto-generated YouTube captions in English (click on the little gear icon in the lower right of the window to turn on captions), and I have to say that the captions are more than 95% accurate.  The only flubs are on constructed words such as “Bergoglian” that the algorithms simply can’t make sense of yet.  This also proves another point that I have made about smartphones today.  I used the AMBIENT microphone on my phone to record the video. We tried using the mic on my earbuds, but the ambient mic’s quality was far better. The YouTube captions are 95% accurate.  This is why you NEVER, EVER take your phone into the confessional, and why it is NOT unreasonable to ask Father if he has a smartphone in the confessional, and if so, to please remove it.  The quality of the ambient microphone, coupled with the accuracy of transcription algorithms is STUNNING.

SuperNerd sent me this GIF, and I laughed for 30 minutes straight.  I think this is what the good trascriptionist must look like right about now…