Breaking: Pope Benedict’s personal secretary, Archbishop Ganswein sobbing repeatedly when talking about the failed attempted resignation. NOTHING TO SEE HERE.

Remember, this is the same man who six years ago analogized Pope Benedict’s glorious attempted “fundamental transformation” of the Petrine See into an “expanded, collegial, synodal Office” with “contemplative and active members” to the Immaculate Conception.

And now he weeps so uncontrollably with grief that he can’t speak.




This is an indication of conscience and moral sanity. An INDICATION – not a guarantee.

Let us disabuse ourselves of ANY notion of any categorical nonsense like a “Ratzinger Code”. Anyone pushing such a fiction – and FICTION truly is the word – is a profiteer, looking to make money off of this abject train wreck of a situation.

Pope Benedict has made the biggest ERROR in the history of the papacy. He truly thought that he could escape the Papacy and the complete corruption of the Roman Curia, the College of Cardinals AND Bishops, and the Vatican II train wreck by “half-quitting”. He’s been immersed in conversations about the need to “modernize and demythologize” the Papacy for his entire adult life. The Teutonic and Nouvelle Theologie School had been ruminating over it since the 1950’s. The Miller Dissertation is proof of this. As is “Dienst an Der Einheit”, a collection of essays on the topic that Joseph Ratzinger EDITED and had PUBLISHED UNDER HIS NAME.

I trust +Ganswein about as far as I can throw him by his eyebrows, BUT I am willing to at least hope that these tears are genuine, and that perhaps they come from +Ganswein seeing the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI weeping at the ABJECT MESS that HE AND HE ALONE SET IN MOTION.

Pope Benedict Ratzinger needs OUR PRAYERS and our sincere LOVE IN TRUTH. Not the fantasies akin to little boys explaining the absence of their absentee Father by making up obvious lies about him being “an astronaut” or “a spy on assignment”. Everyone knows that’s nonsense. Pope Benedict did what he did in February ARSH 2013 in SUBSTANTIAL ERROR, and I hope and pray that +Ganswein’s tears are derivative of that.

When you love someone, you tell them the truth. You don’t blow smoke up their cassock, ESPECIALLY to make a buck or seeking “glory”. ESPECIALLY with regards to the Holy Father, Christ’s Vicar on Earth. HOW DESPICABLE. How UTTERLY, UTTERLY DESPICABLE the very thought.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us, on Pope Benedict, on your Vicariate on Earth the Petrine See, and on Your Holy and Indefectible Church, in terrifyingly visible eclipse, outside of which there is no salvation.


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In the Highways, In the Hedges, I’ll Be Somewhere A-Workin’ For My Lord….

The Gospel reading for this, the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost – the Sunday proper, not the Feast of Corpus Christi – is the “Highways and Hedges” Gospel. This is yet another example of God Almighty telling us that the Church Militant is going to be a mixed-bag at best, and implied trainwreck until the very, very end.

In the Lucan version of the “Highways and Hedges” Gospel, I note the rare instance wherein Our Lord warns of placing EVEN ONE’S SPOUSE above Him- He Who Is Truth Itself. In the “Non veni pacem” discourse, he mentions all family connections except marriage, but here He makes it perfectly clear that putting one’s spouse above Him is idolatrous and damnable, even with the privileged status of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.

I cannot help but think of how many millions of men have had themselves injected with poison, and have been injured, killed, and will yet die for unnatural reasons because of their harping, money-grubbing, materialist, pagan wives. Being a cuckold to satan… sow the wind, reap the whirlwind of fire.

Christ Almighty will do the final sorting and sifting, NOT US. So…

Luke 14:16-24.

At that time, Jesus spoke to the Pharisees this parable: A certain man gave a great supper, and he invited many. And he sent his servant at supper time to tell those invited to come, for everything is now ready. And they all with one accord began to excuse themselves. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a farm, and I must go out and see it; I pray you hold me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am on my way to try them; I pray you hold me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ And the servant returned, and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house was angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor, and the crippled, and the blind, and the lame.’ And the servant said, ‘Sir, your order has been carried out, and still there is room.’ Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and make them come in, so that my house may be filled. For I tell you that none of those who were invited shall taste of my supper.’

Let’s go OLD-school downhome, as the Carter Sisters sing “In the Highways” In ARSH 1939. I actually had the pleasure of seeing the Peasall Sisters perform this in the “O Brother, Where Art Thou” soundtrack tour back in the aughts in Denver. Second row center. And yes, I absolutely rocked out to Dan Tyminski singing “Man of Constant Sorrow.” It was even better than the album version. Probably the best live music show I’ve ever seen. Or perhaps tied with the Everly Brothers.

Anyway… in the Highways and Hedges.

In the highways in the hedges

I’ll be somewhere a workin for my Lord

If He calls me I will answer

I’ll be somewhere a workin for my Lord

Truly, words to live by. You ARE called. Make sure that by your freely chosen life and decisions that you are… CHOSEN. It’s entirely up to you. If you are outside The One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, get in. If you’re in, get in the State of Grace, and make it your top priority to stay there. Move heaven and earth. Your eternal soul utterly depends on it.

Corpus Christi Sunday

You loved me from all eternity,
therefore You created me.
You loved me after You had made me,
therefore You became Man for me.
You loved me after You became Man for me,
therefore You lived and died for me.
You loved me after You had died for me,
therefore You rose again for me.
You loved me after You had risen for me,
therefore You went to prepare a place for me.
You loved me after You had gone to prepare a place for me,
therefore You came back to me.
You loved me after You came back to me,
therefore You desired to enter into me and be united to me.
This is the meaning of the Blessed Sacrament.
The mystery of love.
– Archbishop Goodier

…”The great and generous thoughts of Catholic heroism are conceived, or rather inspired, at the altar where the Adorable Sacrament reposes; there, depend upon it, in silent prayer the noble damsel in heart rejects the world and its vanities, and plights her troth to the Spouse of her chaste heart; there the young ecclesiastic, bowing in meditation calm and sweet, muses on the triumphs of his schoolmates over the swords and red-hot pincers of Tonquin, and resolves to share in their crown of martyrdom; there whatever is planned for the Church of God that requires zeal and persevering energy is matured and resolved.”

– A Victorian reflection from the writings of Cardinal Nicholas Patrick Wiseman (1802-1865) on the Blessed Sacrament & Catholic Heroism

Meditation of St. Francis of Assisi

Let everyone be struck with fear,
the whole world tremble,
and the heavens exult
when Christ, the Son of the living God,
is present on the altar in the hands of a priest!
O wonderful loftiness
and stupendous dignity!
O sublime humility!
O humble sublimity!
The Lord of the universe,
God and the Son of God,
so humbles Himself
that He hides Himself
for our salvation
under an ordinary piece of bread!
See the humility of God, brothers,
and pour out your hearts before Him!
Humble yourselves that you may be exalted by Him!
Hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves,
that He Who gives Himself totally to you
may receive you totally!

Barnhardt Podcast #175: 10,000 — is that all?

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In this episode we get to flex Ann’s specialty in the both the cattle markets AND western Kansas geography to debunk the fake news surrounding the “Great Cattle Die-off in Western Kansas.” While it IS true that the food system and supply chains are under kinetic attack, this news of cattle death is merely coincidental timing, a nothing-burger that won’t affect the price of hamburger nearly as much as diesel prices, DEF availability, and Bidenflation.

This podcast is a companion to the blog post: As a cattle person, I need to weigh-in on the “mass cattle die-off” video that’s going around.

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UPDATED: As a cattle person, I need to weigh-in on the “mass cattle die-off” video that’s going around.

I know that video clip going around looks awful, but let me give some context here.

There has been extreme heat and humidity in Western Kansas and cattle have died. This is normal, and 10,000 head total statewide is not a “mass die-off that will cripple the beef supply.” Not even close.

There are roughly six million cattle in Kansas. Of those, over two million are “on feed” in confinement feedlots in the western half of the state.

In the former United States, something like 125,000 head of cattle are slaughtered per day, Monday through Friday, with a reduced kill on Saturday. So, as you can see, 10,000 deads in a heatwave is statistically insignificant.

The cattle shown in the video were not on pasture, they were in a confinement feedlot, as we can see by their size and the reportage says “fat cattle”. That means: in the feedlot approaching slaughter weight. They were not on ranches, grazing. They were in feedlots. Standing on dirt, in fenced pens, eating grain (corn) and drinking water from feed troughs all day every day. These cattle hadn’t seen a ranch, or eaten a blade of grass, in months.

The reported “epicenter” of this heat event was Ulysses, KS. That’s my old stomping grounds, and I would take a spitball guess that within a 100 mile radius of Ulysses, KS there are close to a million cattle on feed in confinement feedlots, maybe more.

So 10,000 deads, statewide, really isn’t a “massive die-off”.

In the video, what you are seeing is cattle that died in the pen of heat stress, and the feedlot has used loaders to move the carcasses out of the pens, in preparation for burial. They will probably bring in Caterpillars to dig trenches and dispose of the carcasses thusly, according to the law, and common sense. Those carcasses cannot be processed, even for dog food, if I’m not mistaken. Can you imagine just the cost of the diesel to haul those carcasses to a rendering plant?

Also note that almost all the cattle are BLACK. Imagine that you weigh 1200+ pounds, have a giant fermentation vat inside your belly, and you are in a pen in SW Kansas, and the heat index is 105 degrees. Now, let’s also say that you have a low-grade respiratory virus, and thus you can’t purge heat as quickly as you should through respiration, and you are wearing a black fur coat.

You gonna die.

Do you know what the top-end of the “thermal neutral zone” of cattle is – that is the temperature at which the animal must work to stay cool? It’s 55 degrees Fahrenheit. If you say the top-end of the human TNZ is in the upper-70s, then 100 degree temps are to cattle like what 125 degrees, outside, with no shade, with a full belly like Thanksgiving dinner all the time, would be to us.

Is this starting to make sense?

This isn’t Bill Gates killing cattle. Not that Bill Gates isn’t one of the most evil men alive, worthy of capital crimes against humanity trial and punishment, nor that he isn’t trying to eliminate meat and essentially control the food supply. He is. But 10,000 deads in a triple-digit heatwave in western Kansas isn’t a nefarious “Mass Die-off” that will cripple the beef supply. It simply isn’t. This has happened before – much worse, in fact- and will happen again. Heat death loss is a calculated and accounted-for risk in cattle feeding. As is death loss from blizzards and ice storms. It’s part of the deal.

UPDATE: I’ve been informed that the weather was worse than thought. The air was completely stagnant – ZERO wind – and there was effectively no nighttime temperature drop relief during this spell. Bottom line, if you say to me that there was low-five-figure death loss in this heat spell in western Kansas feedlots, my response is, “Is that all??”

I hope this context helps.

Now, since this post will go all over the place, especially in cattle quarters, let me say a quick word about my 16 hour cash cattle marketing DVD set. Yes. It’s still for sale, and no, I haven’t raised the price a cent in 14 years. It is still $500 even though the cattle markets have easily doubled since my first DVD release in ARSH 2008.

Yes, the rumors are true. I recorded the current second edition in March of ARSH 2011, and it includes modules on: Hyperinflation, bartering, including in a dollar-less economy for rounds of ammo and gallons of diesel, cost calculation in a dollar-less environment, and the urgency of eliminating all debt. It’s almost as if I saw all of this coming or something….

Who should buy it? Only people who will be engaging in actual livestock raising (cattle and sheep are the two species specifically addressed, but the concepts transcend all species, including hogs and poultry in a collapsed economy where vertical integration goes away). But of what size? All sizes. From five head, to fifty thousand. That’s the sweet thing about pure arithmetic: it scales from micro to macro.

If you have no livestock, nor intend to ever have any, and you buy it, I guess you might learn some interesting and generally applicable arithmetic concepts, but it would basically be a charitable contribution to me.

I will not teach any live cattle marketing schools again, so if you want the “Barnhardt” experience, it’s the DVD. And the DVD is really quite good, if I do say so myself. The ability to go back and review chapters as much as you’d like is actually a huge advantage over the live schools. And yes, it comes with a 65 page full-color workbook.

To purchase, email me at [email protected] and put “Cattle Marketing DVD” in the subject line. I’ll shoot instructions back right away.

Barnhardt Podcast #174: Highway to the Podcast Zone

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In this episode we discuss the devotion to the Sacred Heart as well as the 12 promises of the Sacred Heart — which are enough to take my breath away! — and are such a consolation in a world where evil men seek only to be playing with the boys. We also discussed the new formula for absolution which, while valid, will be sure to disturb the calm of a few souls.

Through the fire of these hot summer nights of chaos, the mighty wings of the Holy Spirit will guide us through the danger zone of evil; be not confused with destination unknown but ask God: “Lead me, so that I may see heaven in your eyes for all eternity!”

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Happy Feast of the Good Pelican!

Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi, the great feast celebrating specifically the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

Interestingly, but not at all surprisingly, Antipope Bergoglio holds this feast in particular contempt, and has now effectively abolished its celebration in Rome.

Antipope Jorge Bergoglio staring down his enemy.

Christ is called “The Good Pelican” and the pelican is a symbol of Christ because pelicans will, if need be, peck at their own chests and feed their young on their own flesh and blood.

Below is the literal translation of St. Thomas Aquinas’ hymn which he wrote for this great feast, “Adoro Te Devote”, “I devoutly adore You”. I find the literal translation to be more moving than the poetic versions.

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

I devoutly adore You, hidden Deity,

Who are truly hidden beneath these appearances.

My whole heart submits to You,

And in contemplating You, it surrenders itself completely.

Sight, touch, taste are all deceived in their judgment of You,

But hearing suffices firmly to believe.

I believe all that the Son of God has spoken;

There is nothing truer than this word of Truth.

On the Cross only the divinity was hidden,

But here the humanity is also hidden.

Yet believing and confessing both,

I ask for what the penitent thief asked.

I do not see wounds as Thomas did,

But I confess that You are my God.

Make me believe much more in You,

Hope in you, and love You.

O memorial of Our Lord’s death,

Living Bread that gives life to man,

Grant my soul to live on You,

And always to savor Your sweetness.

Lord Jesus, Good Pelican,

wash my filthiness and clean me with Your Blood,

One drop of which can free

the entire world of all its sins.

Jesus, whom now I see hidden,

I ask You to fulfill what I so desire:

That the sight of Your Face being unveiled

I may have the happiness of seeing Your glory. Amen.

Two men stand up to the obese women sacrificing children to moloch’s sodomite priests. Watch and be edified.

“We’re going to call the police.”

“YES! Please do! There’s a pedophile here with children!”

Why every one of these events, well-advertised as they are, aren’t stormed by the county sheriffs is a sad testimony, and confirms that the moral responsibility to protect children is now squarely upon civilian Christian men.

It only took two men to stop this event. Imagine if six, eight or fifteen men rolled in to every attempt to sacrifice children like this.