News Flash: Your Particular Judgment will not be a negotiation

When I see people who think “bible lawyering” is somehow going to be accepted as legal tender when they come before Perfect Justice, oh man, does it make me mad. Mostly because of other souls they lead astray. Miss Barnhardt had a good go at this yesterday:

Stop calling them “theologians”. They are “Bible lawyers”.

Or “Bible shysters” if you prefer.
St. Athanasius was a theologian.
St. Augustine was a theologian.
St. Thomas Aquinas was a theologian.

These hacks today calling themselves ‘theologians’ are simply people who pride themselves on their ability to argue that the Word of God means the diametrical opposite of what it actually says.

Hence, “Bible lawyers”: shystering everything true and holy until everything false and evil is not only permitted, but violently demanded.

She was riffing on a piece over at Vox Day, “A Dark and Deceptive Art:”

Churchianity is rapidly descending into open blasphemy, as wolves in sheep’s clothing attack Christianity and the nations:
It won’t be long before they reject Christianity’s claim that the Devil is the enemy of Man too. If you ever wondered why I despise theologians and hold them in naked contempt, this letter should help you understand why.
Theology is the dark and deceptive art of explaining why the Bible means the opposite of what it actually says. HERE

This in turn was a riff on the disgusting Open Letter that appeared at Commonweal on 19 August, signed by a stable full of cat’s meow “theologians” HERE.  It’s a pretty good sign that you don’t really even believe in God if you think He can be deceived, like the creatures you are deceiving.
So much for the bible shysters. This next part is for everyone, because the Four Last Things are reality for everyone. It’s a bit harsh, but with a happy ending.
Your Particular Judgment will not be a negotiation. In fact, your Particular Judgment won’t even be a dialogue in the normal sense. To the extent that any back-and-forth does take place, there certainly won’t be any sort of quid pro quo, bargaining, splainin, whining, rationalizing, or blame gaming. There will be zero deceit or falsehood. It will be pure Truth, pure facts, pure and perfect Judgment. You won’t be able to lie anymore, not to God, not to yourself, nor to anyone else. You shall be shown what you have done, and you shall respond, “Yes.”
Our Lord will be there, pointing to Himself on Calvary while he plays back your life choices, and then you will nod, saying, “Yes. I know you did that for me, and yes, I chose to do what I did anyway.” The only participation you will have is admission of guilt. It’s not a trial, nor a negotiation. Your life was the trial. You will literally have nothing up your sleeve at that point. No lawyer to get you out of it. Your Guardian Angel will be by your side, and on your side, but you’ve really put him through the wringer too, haven’t you?
If you look at anything in scripture and it makes you uncomfortable, it’s for your own good. And if you see something that makes you think you just can’t go on living your life unless the words must mean something other than the plain meaning of the words, go look in the mirror. Those are God’s words, and the problem is never with God, it’s always with you.
Lest you think that you’ll be due some disproportionate show of mercy at your own Particular Judgment, because all the good that you’ve done will surely make you totally irresistible in the eyes of God at that moment, think again. Every ounce of good you have ever done was nothing more than you responding properly and proportionally to the graces being offered to you. “Doing good” is simply you acting the way God designed you to act, ordered toward your own spiritual gain. You don’t get extra credit for that, and it doesn’t “make up” for your wretchedness. This is why no one can “earn” nor “merit” Heaven on their own. You will never, ever, “deserve” Heaven. The time to beg for mercy isn’t then, it’s now. Repent, beg for mercy, and start making better choices.
Does that sound harsh? Depressing? Unfair?
On the contrary, this is exactly the Good News. Your eternal reward has already been purchased for you. Someone else accomplished that for you. Your role is to admit that you are powerless to get there on your own, be sorry for your sinfulness, promise to try to do better, and really mean it. REALLY. MEAN. IT. You have to actually do something about it. It is by rooting out sin and conforming your life to the Will of God that your personal relationship with Jesus Christ is founded and fostered. He doesn’t give us rules to be a jerk or to make it hard. Yes, some of the rules are harder to live out than others, but all of it is there for our own good, because He loves us. Everything has been done for you out of love, and He desires your love in return.
“Yes, I know that You died for me, brutally, so that I might live, and yes, I chose to make those terrible choices anyway.” Every human being is going to have to say these words.
The thing you want to be really sure about, I mean really, really sure, is that you can count yourself among those who will be able to add:
“But You know that I am truly sorry, not just here at the end, but every time I failed you. It was I who betrayed you in the Garden, it was I who scourged you at the pillar, it was I who crowned you with thorns, it was I who nailed you to the Cross. But I am truly sorry. Through your grace, I learned to know, love, and serve you in this world, and I desire to be with you forever in the next. I detest all my sins, I love You with all my heart, all my soul, until my dying breath and unto now, and You know I always did EVERYTHING I could to conform my will to Yours. ‘I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.’ (2 Tim 4:7)”
Get on your knees and start now.

The Decollation of the Forerunner

Can anyone help me think of a good example to help the red-wearing Cardinals to understand the proper response to someone in power (or seemingly in power), an antipope, and possibly the False Prophet Forerunner of the Antichrist, who chooses to abuse the moral law; specifically, the moral laws regarding marriage, divorce, “remarriage,” etc?
It’d be great if there were something biblical. Some example where a man was willing to be jailed, and ultimately murdered, for standing up to the immorality.
It would also be great if there were something strikingly visual about it. Something that could be framed and hung in the chancery or the halls of the rectory.
Can anyone think of anything?
Here, let me start:

Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist, Caravaggio, 1610

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Panic mode: CINO bloggers are getting nervous… turn up the heat!

Mike Lewis, who I don’t see much because he blocked me, is trying to bring his A-game. It boggles the mind that these lib ‘c’atholics see no irony in calling for iron fist loyalty to a heretic antipope, after they spent decades lauding the ethics and efficacy of full frontal DISSENT. Yeah. Go ahead and click over to and sample the dreck from he and others over there. This is a good example of why it’s good to get out of your bubble and see how the other half thinks… or doesn’t think.

Well, as Ann stated so adroitly on a recent podcast, to which I wholeheartedly agreed, “BRING IT ON.” Go ahead and listen to the simple four minute instruction from 22:00 to 26:00:

Are these people incapable of following a simple rational argument? Should BiP folks be concerned about excommunication from an antipope or the antichurch? Should it be worrisome to reject a “pope” who spews heresy on a daily basis and preaches that all religions are willed by God, this “god of surprises?” I mean, maybe someone needs to be forced to write Hebrews 13:8 on a blackboard 10,000 times.
Do these people seriously think that the threat of canonical penalties is going to cause some sort of moral crisis in someone who adheres whole and entire to the Catholic faith as handed down for 2000 years, and who also happen to believe that Pope Benedict is the only true living pope, and has been since April 2005? Don’t they understand that a fake pope has ZERO jurisdiction and ZERO legitimate authority?
I thought these CINOs held Primacy of Conscience as the core dogma of the Church…. Silly me.

“All these years, I thought being in communion with the successor of Peter was a significant mark of Roman Catholicism.”

Finally! I am in total agreement with Michael Sean Winters of Fishwrap fame, and I’m tickled! Well, not exactly, but more in the way that a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Being in communion with the successor of Peter is indeed a big deal. It is for this reason that those voicing the harshest criticisms of Bergoglio, while also pledging “loyalty” to him as true pope, have a very big problem on their hands. You CANNOT disobey the teaching authority of a true pope and still remain Catholic. Because Christ told us, promised us, that the office of the papacy would be supernaturally protected from error, forever.
I’m enjoying Sunday family time, so that’s all I’ve got. The full MSW article is HERE. It’s worth a read, because it proves the other side is beginning to panic. It’s a good thing.

“We can all feel it, as though it’s a quickening”

Originally posted 7 July 2019 by Laramie Hirsch over at Reprinted here with permission.

Even Demons Know The Chastisement’s Close

In the 1970s, our team—Team Catholic—managed to corner, trap, and interrogate a handful of our most wicked enemies. It would’ve been impossible without the authority of God, but thankfully we Catholics are the True Church and not some schismatic sect. And so, two of our hero-priests held a tidy little inquisition for a sum total of six demons. As Timothy Gordon recently put it, these “red-pilled demons” were chock full of insider information on what our adversaries were up to over 45 years ago. The level of “insider baseball” they revealed was startling—especially considering what we now know about the Catholic Church’s problems. And furthermore, we can know with certainty that our enemies were telling us the truth because the authority of God forced them to. They had no choice. Priests have authority over demons. And thus, we tightened the screws against our adversaries and caught a glimpse of what the other team was up to.
One of the most intriguing pieces of information was that the demons know The Chastisement is close. Only, they have their own lingo for it; they call it The Tribunal. Specifically, they said the following (back then in the mid 70s):

  • If Fatima is not fulfilled, there will come a new Tribunal
  • Something ushers in The Tribunal that “will be worse than the last two times.” [A third world war, from the sound of it.]
  • It won’t be long, now, until The Tribunal
  • Until that time arrives, the demons will work to confuse humanity so much “that they will no longer know what’s up from what’s down.”

This piece of information taken off our enemies is quite valuable. As things stand, we already know that the saints in Heaven and the people on Earth sense this Chastisement. We do not know the hour, day, or the season—but we can all feel it as though it’s a quickening, and we know it’s close. But now we can be certain that even the demons in Hell realize that The Chastisement is about to happen. The implications of this are astounding. It means that people in all realms—and on every side of the wall of Death—are aware that God is about to make His move. We all know it to one degree or another. God is keeping the timing to Himself, but we all feel it like a labor pain.
What incredible intel we’ve snatched from the enemy’s camp! But this report from the field is bittersweet, as the information was wrested from demons possessing young Anneliese Michelle, who later died from malnutrition and dehydration, such was the pitiable condition the demonic possession put her in. That said, Anneliese herself requested that the entire world know what these demons have said. She knew that there was much at stake, that her suffering would win over souls to God’s cause, and that many would be converted through her suffering.
In fact, it seems that God Himself knew what good would come from the possession of Anneliese Michelle , as the demons themselves testify:

Demon: “We are damned eternally! Out! Out! We wish to come out of the snotnose. We cannot bear staying in her any longer. That filthy slut stays the whole day in the church. We are damned! Damned!”
-Exorcist: “Then come out!”
– Demon named Judas“We cannot, because He does not allow it. The one up there, that one does not want it! He wants us to remain. We want to get out from her, who goes to Communion, and she goes every day! We cannot bear this! We wish to come out, out, out!…We wish to come out, but the one up there does not allow us!”

Thus, we can see that there was a higher purpose in permitting the demons to oppress Anneliese. And, indeed, she even knew that she would die. And now, years later, we can see that she was a victim soul who died that so the world would see what Hell was and what the demons were trying to do—that others would be saved. The demons stated during the exorcism sessions that they wanted her to be in a mental institution where priests had no access to her and she would be out of the public eye. But as we can all see, her story broke out to the world, and now we know what the other team has been up to.
There are many other things the demons revealed in their possession of Anneliese Michele. They revealed their evil gladness about post-Vatican II reforms, Communion in the hand, priests facing the people on the other side of the altar, priests not dressing as priests, and pandering to Protestants. All of this can be read from this transcript of the exorcism tapes.
It is good to know what the opposition has been doing. But battlefield intel is no good if it’s not used, and time grows short. If you are not in the Catholic Church, get baptized and confirmed without delay, and worship God in the fullest, most Catholic manner you possibly can. Shed your sins, confess them, repent, and prepare. There’s rough waters ahead.

A prayer on the Feast of the Assumption

Prepare yourself, for this short prayer prompts deep reflection on one’s own faults. These faults impact not only your interior life — the state of your soul — but they also affect everyone around you; family, friends, colleagues. You know it’s true.
Put your faith into our Lord Jesus Christ, for all things are possible with God. And put your hope into the intercession, the maternal care, of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Your Mother loves you.
Our Lady Undoer of Knots, pray for us.
Blessed Feast to everyone!
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