The Eternal King of the universe planned for all eternity, even before He breathed life into Adam, to sit down one day, braid a whip, and beat the money changers out of His Father’s house.

He did not “lose His temper.”

He is God. Every single thing He did while walking this earth was intentional – to show us how to “work out our salvation with fear and trembling.”

One very striking example He gave us (pun intended), is the proper response to blasphemers who would defile His Father’s house.

He didn’t try to reason with them. He could have, but He didn’t. He whipped them, He threw them, He overturned their tables, and He kicked them out.

The Lord Our God, the Spotless Lamb, the final sacrifice – demands violence, in certain circumstances, depending on one’s station and vocation. That’s a fact.

According to His example, violence is required to protect the sanctity and dignity of His Father’s house.

Plan accordingly.

20 thoughts on “One Day, God Fashioned a Whip

  1. It’s no surprise these attacks are increasing during Our Lady’s month. Demons gonna demon. A sign of desperation bc of the great Triumph coming soon. In the meantime, if someone does something crazy I’ll most likely get my kids and book it. I won’t put them in a dangerous situation by engaging with any maniacs. Hopefully they won’t get through the door.


  2. During Mass today, I asked that the Holy Ghost please send wisdom on how to deal with these threats.
    The response I got: “Prayer”

    Then I was reminded of these stories:

    1) In China, during one of the revolutions, a group of Catholics was left in a fortress with only one old man with a gun, a priest, and a bunch of women and children. They prayed and kept expecting to be overtaken and murdered at any time, but it never happened. When the war was over, the priest ran into someone who had fought with the revolutionaries and had been with those who “should” have overtaken that fortress. The priest asked the man why they never attacked that compound. The man looked at the priest like he was crazy. He said, “You had all those soldiers of light walking on the tops of the walls day and night!”

    2) During one of the Crusades, the soldiers made a special effort to attend Mass, go to Confession and receive Holy Communion before a certain battle. During that battle, St. James appeared with a sword on a white horse and a heavenly army, fighting with the Catholics. The Catholics won that battle.

    3) Before the Battle of Lepanto, the soldiers all went to Mass, Confession and received Holy Communion. Then they went into battle with a Rosary in one hand and a sword in the other. The Catholics won that battle.

    4) Psalm 126:2
    “Unless the Lord guard the city, in vain does the guard keep vigil.”

    5) The power of Prayer is not to be underestimated.
    There was a nun in South Africa who kept telling the people this. They disbelieved her. So she gave them a challenge: Name the worst perpetrator you can think of in this area. They did. (He was an evil Communist, high up in the government.) The nun, in addition to all her other duties, began an all night vigil before the Blessed Sacrament, asking for that man’s conversion. She did this for three days: Her duties during the day and all night vigil during the night. After three days, the priest got a knock on the door. It was the man the nun had been praying for. He wanted to go to Confession!

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  3. I needed this reminder. I really hope they start locking the doors once mass begins. Whether or not we are justified in whatever is required to defend the altar, they’re going to use the opportunity to persecute us. Does it begin again? I don’t think people care enough, but there may come a staged incident that sways the public against us.

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    1. In case anyone was still thinking Paul VI’s abolishing the minor orders was a good idea, the current threat all but begs for the return of the Porter and the rod he carried (and used as applicable).

      That said, CCC 2265: Legitimate defense can be not only a right but a grave duty for one who is responsible for the lives of others. The defense of the common good requires that an unjust aggressor be rendered unable to cause harm. For this reason, those who legitimately hold authority also have the right to use arms to repel aggressors against the civil community entrusted to their responsibility.

      Given the above, recall that the consecrated Holy Eucharist is Jesus in his most vulnerable, defenseless form. As applicable, proportionately defend accordingly.

      St. Michael, defend us in battle!

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        1. Per the Fr. Lasance New Roman Missal, Feasts & Lives of Saints, today (pre-’62 calendar) is the Feast of the Apparition of St. Michael the Archangel. Concluding the entry for the feast…”After the protective duty conferred on St. Joseph, there’s no work on earth of such great importance & sublimity as that entrusted to St. Michael.” I got a warm, reassuring chuckle out of reading that ahead of mass today. What a coincidence (coincidences being miracles where God chose to remain anonymous).

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            1. Annibale Bugnini
              See Fr Hewko’s comments on the suppression of the Solemnity of St. Joseph and the transference of the Feast of Sts Philip and James the Less at the following link in his sermon on May 1, 2022.
              (The innovators changed the Feasts Schedule as a “Trial Balloon” to see if they could eventually change the Mass. Bugnini bragged about that in his book.)
              Mass begins about 35 minutes in. I can’t remember the mark when the sermon begins.

              Fr Hewko also mentions the suppression of various Feasts on his website.
              (Scroll down a ways to see this.)
              “The Solemnity of Saint Joseph
              Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patron of Universal Church
              Wednesday after the Second Sunday after Easter: This feast became obligatory on the Universal Church after the occupation of Rome by the troops of Victor Emmanuel II. The Pope proclaimed Saint Joseph Patron of the oppressed Household of the Faith, and entrusted to him the defense of the Catholic Church. By virtue of his espousals to Mary he became the representative of the Eternal Father in the Holy Family of Nazareth; he still continues to exercise his fatherly care over the Catholic Church, and extension and continuation of the family life of Bethlehem and Nazareth. At first the feast of the Patronage of Saint Joseph was appointed for the Third Sunday after Easter, but when, in the liturgical reform of Pope Saint Pius X, it was desired to restore to the Sunday Offices their precedence over those of the saints, the feast of Saint Joseph had also to give way and was anticipated on the preceding Wednesday. To compensate for this, is was raised to the rank of a feast of the First Class with an Octave. In her Liturgy, the Church attributes to Saint Joseph a special power of intercession on behalf of the dying. This most holy patriarch was assisted in his own agony by Jesus and Mary, in whose arms he gave up his soul to God, more by the force of love than by that of suffering. – The Roman Missal
              This great feast, along with its magnificent Octave, were among the first casualties of the Liturgical Reform of Pius XII. In his book on the Liturgical renewals, Father Didier Bonneterre, SSPX, former professor of Liturgy at Econe, states that these reforms at the end of Pius XII’s pontificate were the first stages of the self-destruction of the Roman Liturgy. The papal decree that did away with today’s feast was just the beginning of what became a total subversion of the liturgy; and at the time, all the true liturgists, all the priests who were truly attached to tradition, were painfully dismayed. Even the Sacred Congregation of Rites was not favorable toward this decree, which was the work of a “special commission” directed by the Freemason, Fr. Annibale Bugnini. When Pius XII announced the new feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, which caused the ancient feast of Ss. Philip and James to be transferred, and which supplanted today’s Solemnity of Saint Joseph, there arose open hostility and opposition to the reform. This seemingly insignificant calendar change, along with the recent reforms to Holy Week, marked the first breech in the wall of the liturgical citadel that paved the way to a revolutionary new ordering of the Roman Liturgy after Vatican II. It is not a coincidence that one of the first attacks was by way of an assault against a feast of the Patron of Universal Church.”

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              1. When I read these things, and add the refusal to obey Our Lady of Fatima, and **most importantly**, add the Lateran Treaty in which Pius XI, for the first time in history, on behalf of the Church, submitted to the world, and agreed to muzzle the Vicar of Christ and his successors …

                When I read these things, I wonder why Sedevecantists don’t go back to 1929, because that is the real year that things derailed.

                OLF warned us it was coming in 1917.

                Then, it came … so she returned that very year and demanded the consecration.

                And every putative pope since 1929 has disobeyed her.


                1. Pope St. Pius X told us that things were already derailed in his times. It was only a great mercy from Heaven that we were given him as pope. And he basically told us the corrections he did for the Church would not last long; the Modernists were only underground for a time. They would return.

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                2. It’s a great point, why 1958 or Vatican II and not 1929.

                  I eventually agreed with you before and still do, 1929 is extraordinary.
                  Everything is linked, 1929 led to 1958 (both the conclave and the disappearance of Sr. Lucia), 1958 led to suppression of the third Secret, which led to Vatican II, Vatican II led to the Lutheran Mass and the exodus from the faith.
                  And not to diminish it, but something also led to 1929.

                  Sedevacantists only say for certain that Popes from Roncalli were not validly elected, though some say this is only for certain from Montini, as it is not certain whether Roncalli publicly made heretical statements prior to the 1958 conclave.
                  Therefore, the only reason I see for 1929 not being more infamous, is because most do not know of the clause agreeing to gag the Church on international affairs. I certainly never came across it while reading accounts of the Lateran Treaty. Quite the omission.

                  I actually have a question I am stuck on that I hope you can help with.
                  If a Papal conclave was interfered with, where a Pope was selected who may otherwise not have been elected, and even were the selected Pope not to know about the interference, would that make his election invalid?

                  I think the Holy Ghost has safeguarded conclaves from interference, so this would be have to be where the interference was earned, thus allowed.


                  1. I think that would depends on the interference. It could range from diarrhea, to Jews holding the conclave at gunpoint and demanding Roncalli.


                    1. Haha, well yes, it would be a malodorous affair.
                      I was thinking of what could have caused Pope Pius XI to sign the Lateran Treaty. How could he do it.

                      I recall Pope Pius X initiated a rooting out of the freemasons from the Church, but that the successor Popes did not continue.
                      Considering the statements and actions of their predecessors, and how deeply consequential to history, well I wonder whether easing off on rooting out the freemasons could have been the error that led to the signing of the Lateran Treaty.

                      I also find Revelation 17:10 “five are fallen…” strange in that there is no distinction between Popes Pius XI & XII to Roncalli and friends, if it indeed applies to the Lateran Kings. Perhaps a distinction was unimportant to the text.

                      This ended up with a question, could the rigging of a Papal election in favour of weak unsuspecting candidates have occurred, resulting in Popes who held the faith, but were I suppose not properly elected.

                      It’s all supposition though, and I make no claim.

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                    2. While he essentially removed the crown far before Paul VI, unlike Paul Vi, he didn’t teach heresy.

                      I liken it more to Moses tapping the rock a second time.


  4. I know you are not a fan of prophecies, but this quote just seems to fit.
    “ When the evil persecutions against the true Faith breaks out and the genocidal revolution, it will be the corrupted youth that will cry out for the death of the Christians and ‘death to Christ’. They will be the worst enemies against Christ, and be the most active at the time of the bloodshed, in the desecrations of churches, graveyards, and the Blessed Sacrament, and will tear down the crosses and submit them to profanation. (July 19, 1906)”
    – Marie-Julie Jahenny


  5. Here’s the other one I saw:

    It reminds me of the terrorist acts that were perpetrated just before the concentration camp pick-ups began in WWII. Hopefully we won’t be as “easy pickens” as they were.

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