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The heretic archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has stated that the Anglican/Episcopalian Church may have to accept a "two-track communion," in which members hold two contrary sets of doctrine, since some members are in favor of "gay" marriage and priestesses, whereas others say that they contradict the Bible. That way, Williams says, Anglicanism can remain "united." Yeah, sure Your Hereticness, and elephants fly!
As an exemplar, the Anglicans may use Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch of the New Order, which allows contradictory doctrines as equally valid. On the one hand, abortion is supposed to be sinful, but Benedict-Ratzinger does not excommunicate legislators who vote for cooperation in and funding of abortion. Sodomy is supposed to be sinful, but Benedict-Ratzinger officially admits sodomites into his Novus Ordo seminaries. The Traditional Latin Mass is supposed to be the Catholic and Apostolic one, but Benedict-Ratzinger has declared the invalid Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service as the "Ordinary" Rite. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Good Catholics, in the Newchurch sect, as in the Protestant sect, doctrine is unimportant. What matters is unity, even if that unity is feigned. In reality, to people like Benedict-Ratzinger and his bosom-buddy Rowan Williams, unity means power and money. Doctrine is immaterial in that goal. This has, after all, been the credo of the Modernist "Fr. Ratzinger" from before Vatican II.
The prophet Isaias' prophecy has failed to come true in the case of the Newpope of the New Order: "The people that walked in the darkness have seen a great light" (9:2/DRV). Newvatican's press officer, presbyter Federico Lombardi, has now admitted that it was because Benedict-Ratzinger couldn't find the light that he experienced his second fall, after two strokes and a heart attack. Newpope was too befuddled to call for help when he broke his wrist, which necessitated a six-hour hospital stay and surgery. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Good Catholics, this episode could be a metaphor for Benedict-Ratzinger's ecclesiastical life. From the beginning, when he accepted the philosophy of totalitarianism by wearing the Nazi uniform, to his Modernist engineering of Vatican II as "Fr. Ratzinger" in the business suit, to his suborning of the rape and assault of children as Newvatican's sex czar since 2001, and his engineering as a Neo-Bugnini the Great "Motu" Mess Hoax, the man can hardly be seen as a Christian, let alone a Catholic under any definition.
In an July 25, 2009, interview with the New York Times, Joseph Biden, the United States Vice President, who claims to be a Catholic, i.e., Newchurcher, use the name of Jesus Christ as a curse word.
One journalist from the Washington Examiner posed the question: "Can you imagine the uproar that would ensue if the Vice President of the United States used the name of Islam's supreme being as a curse word? They rioted all over the Muslim world when a Danish newspaper cartoonist penned a series of satiric pieces on Mohammed, so making "Allah" a curse word would likely incite far more serious violence." The journalist calls Biden a "dunce" and, for this gaffe as well as so many others, calls for his resignation.
Biden is one of those pro-abortion "Catholics" like his former U.S. senatorial comrades, Teddy Kennedy and Patrick Leahy. Biden's latest gaffe has led conservative Newchurchers to renew their call for Benedict-Ratzinger to excommunicate the phony. It will never happen. Will one phony excommunicate another? Benedict-Ratzinger poses as a "holy father" while he allows tens of thousands of his children to be raped and assaulted while he covers up the crimes in Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal.
Just as the TRADITIO Network predicted after Benedict-Ratzinger's July 7, 2007, motu proprio creating Great "Motu" Mess Hoax, featuring the Bugnini-Conciliar Mess of 1962, plus additions from the Novus Ordo, it wouldn't take long before Novus Ordo parishes were pairing the "Motu" with the most disgusting forms of the invalid Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service. And here we have just one confirmation of the TRADITIO Network's prediction.
St. Peter Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has decided to mix the Novus Ordo Mess in the "Polka" Rite with the Benedict-Ratzinger's "Motu" Mess in the semi-Ordinary Rite. The "Motu" Mess is scheduled for a forbidden time, 3:00 p.m. According to traditional rubrics, Mass may not be celebrated between midday and 4:00 p.m. We're talking here about Sunday, of course. No Sunday Mass can ever be celebrated on Saturday afternoon. The Novus Ordo "vigil" Mess is just another phony "oecumenical" service, aping the Jewish Sabbath service.
What is surprising is that this phony Mess is being serviced by the Institute of Christ the King, which claims to be "traditional." Of course, it is not. It is beholden to the Newchurch of the New Order and must do obeisance to its Novus Ordo bishops and the invalid Novus Ordo "Ordinary" service. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Kenosha News.]
Good Catholics, Benedict-Ratzinger "The Fox" really pulled a hoax on his conservative Newchurchers! He knew that they wanted to remain part of the Novus Ordo Church, but have a little Latin thrown in too. So he fabricated a mixture of the Bugnini-Conciliar "Mess of 1962" with elements of his invalid Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan "Ordinary" service. The traditionalist Newchurchers are too clueless to realize that they have been fooled. What they have is a service "modernized" by the Chief Architect of the Novus Ordo, the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, for the Vatican II Council. They have not heeded the warning of Scripture: "The whelps also eat of the crumbs that fall from the table of their masters" (Matthew 15:27/DRV)!
It isn't just Newchurch cardinals, bishops, and presbyters who are the criminals. Here, for a change, is a case of five Orthodox Jewish rabbis involved in a shocking business: the buying and selling of human organs, even under intimidation. On July 23, 2009, the rabbis, from New York and New Jersey, were rounded up by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to face charges of trafficking in human kidneys.
The most egregious charges were against Rabbi Levy-Izhak Rosenbaum, who authorities say would buy kidneys from vulnerable people in Israel for 10,000 dollars, then turn around and sell them for 160,000 dollars. Rabbi Rosenbaum has been identified as "the top man" in the United States in human-organ trafficking over the last ten years. The rabbi was said to carry a gun, and if a potential organ donor refused to have his organs cut out, Rabbi Rosenbaum would threaten to shoot him in the head.
The rabbis were also charged with laundering money obtained by fraud through Jewish "charities." An informant admitted to laundering 3,000,000 dollars through the rabbis since June 2007. The five rabbis were placed in wrist and ankle shackles and taken off to arraignment before a U.S. federal court in Newark, New Jersey. Bail was set as high as 3,000,000 dollars. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Philadelphia Inquirer and the New York Daily News.]
Priests and seminarians joined with 500 of the traditional Catholic faithful of the Society of St. Pius V (SSPV) on July 2, 2009, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Our Savior, a traditional Catholic order of nuns. The ceremonies of Vestition, First Profession, and Perpetual Profession were conducted by traditional Catholic Bishop Joseph Santay for the expanding order during a Pontifical Mass.
In 1983 a number of priests abandoned the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) in 1983 to form the SSPV, which, they stated, had already gone too far in accepting the Bugnini-Conciliar "Mass of 1962" and various doctrines of Vatican II. Acceptance of the principles leading to Vatican II and the Novus Ordo has accelerated under the administration of the SSPX's current superior general, Bernie Fellay.
On July 22, 2009, presbyter Larry Snyder, President of Catholic [sic] Charities USA wrote to legislators urging them to "make comprehensive health care reform a top priority." He did not, however, condemn the abortion provisions in Obama's latest version of that healthcare plan, which is currently being debated in the U.S. Congress.
Obama's abortion provisions are being hotly contested by conservative Christians, who are working diligently to strip abortion funding from Obama's legislation. The thrust of Snyder's letter is clearly favorable to the Obama proposal. He addresses technical issues from a liberalist point of view and fails completely to condemn the funding provided in the pending legislation for killing foetuses on the whim of the mother.
Catholic Charities is one of the worst Newchurch organizations, and is certainly anything but "Catholic." On other occasions, it has been caught promoting abortion and "gay" adoption. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]
A U.S. federal judge on July 20, 2009, has ordered the release of more than 1,000 additional pages of documents about Newchurch presbyters accused of sex crimes against children in the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon, where William Levada, now Benedict-Ratzinger's No. 3 man as Cardinal-prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was archbishop from 1986 to 1995.
Levada was under two federal subpoenas to testify about his role in sex-crime cover-up and bankruptcy in two archdioceses before Benedict-Ratzinger spirited him off to Newvatican in 2005 with a diplomatic passport so that he didn't have to testify to what he knew. The federal judge ruled: "[Newchurch] has not demonstrated good cause for protection of the clergy from disclosure of relevant information." The Newchurch archdiocese has so far refused the court order and replied that it has turned over enough documents already.
The Newchurch archdiocese eventually paid out 50,000,000 U.S. dollars to about 175 child-victims of sex-criminal presbyters. An attorney for the child-victims has indicated that the archdiocese does not wish to turn over the additional documents, apparently because they would show that presbyters not yet identified as sex criminals would be identified and thus demonstrate that the Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal and its cover-up were worse than previously identified.
Among the documents that have not been disclosed to the public are the transcripts of sworn depositions given by Levada, the highest-ranking U.S. prelate in Newchurch. Portlander Bill Crane of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) strongly criticized Newchurch for not acting without a court order. "Nothing voluntarily took pace on the Church's initiative. It was all by court order. The church said it had nothing more to hide. It has a tremendous amount to hide. They said it's not about money. It's about change, and we still don't see that change." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Newchurch's cover-up continues unabated -- and now it touches the No. 3 man at Newvatican. How long will it be before the No. 2 man and the Vicar of Vice are dragged into court?
Newchurchers aren't shelling out for Newpope as they once did. First, Benedict-Ratzinger was hit for his complicity in Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal. The real purpose of his April 15-20, 2008, junket to the United States was to win back the donations of Newchurchers disgusted with his corrupt regime. The United States contributes more money to Newchurch than any other country.
But the ploy didn't work. Benedict-Ratzinger failed to address his complicity in the scandal, but staged only a propaganda appearance in which he took no responsibility as Head of Newchurch, but blamed others. Then the late 2009 worldwide economic crisis hit, exacerbating already depleted finances. On July 18, 2009, Newvatican revealed that it ended 2008 with a deficit of 21,000,000 U.S. dollars. That was after Benedict-Ratzinger's U.S. junket. Newpope's privy purse, known as Peter's Pence, was hit with a deficity of almost 1,300,000 U.S. dollars. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by AFP.]
"As long as the abortion laws remain unchanged, abortion will continue to be a critical problem," stated noted CBS News Anchorman (1962-1981) and so-called "most trusted man in America," Walter Cronkite, in 1965. Many of those who praised Cronkite, however, are unaware of his repugnant liberalist moral views.
Up to his death Cronkite served as honorary chairman of the Interfaith Alliance, an organization dedicated to countering the influence of conservative Christianity on federal politics.† In 2007, the Alliance†initiated a campaign to force Christianity out of the public sphere by promoting policies that would silence the Christian voice.† They recommended that research and health policies should not be based on "religious doctrine" and that faith-based schools should be banned, among other things.
Cronkite was outspoken in his support of abortion and "gay" marriage.† In 2003-2004, Cronkite published in 180 newspapers throughout the United States, entitled "Marriage and Abortion," in which he expressed the liberalist line: "This columnist believes that among conservatives and liberals alike there is a majority who would put the sanctity of individual rights even above the sanctity with which some would endow the banning of abortion and gay marriage."
Before abortion was legalized in the United States by the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision of 1973, Cronkite made CBS the first network in America to feature a documentary on abortion, "Abortion and the Law" of 1965, which amounted to an hour-long argument in favor of legal abortion amidst a barrage of experts spouting the need for abortion and women giving horrifying testimonies about illegal abortions. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LSN.]
A July 21, 2009, report by Ireland's Justice Ministry into Newchurch's cover-up of sex crimes against children details "horrific acts of depravity," which went on for decades from 1975 to 2004 without prosecution. The new report comes two months after publication of an even bigger investigation into how scores of Newchurch-run schools, orphanages, and reformatories harbored presbyter sex criminals. Irish taxpayers have already paid out nearly 1,400,000,000 U.S. dollars to more than 12,000 child-victims.
The report took three years to produce under the direction of a Dublin High Court judge and covers the cases of 46 presbyters implicated in assaulting hundreds of children -- and, in almost all cases, being transferred to new parishes by Newchurch bishops who didn't tell police or other child-protection authorities about the crimes or dangers. The 46 cases were drawn from a much larger pool of presbyters suspected of harming children.
The Dublin archdiocese paid hush money to the first victim to sue Newchurch, Andrew Madden, but when Newchurch refused to admit its wrongdoing publicly, Madden himself went public. The presbyter in question was convicted in 1998 of raping at least eight children. "The thing that will really shock people this time," Madden said, "is simply seeing how many senior [New]church people in Dublin knew exactly what was going on. They had so much evidence of the dangers these priests [presbyters] were posing to children, but they just kept moving them on to new parishes." The same charge has recently been made in the United States against the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishops, Newcardinal Francis George, of Chicago, and numerous other Newchurch bishops there.
Ireland, a once-devout Catholic nation, has seen attendance at its Sunday Novus Ordo services plummet. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Newchurch Cardinal-archbishop Francis George, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishops, has admitted in a 180-page sworn deposition, now made public, the details of his failure to report the sex crimes of his presbyters and his intimidations to keep such crimes a secret. The No. 2 bishop in the archdiocese, Raymond Goedert, testified that most of the presbyters he confronted with allegations of sex crimes admitted them.
Goedert excused his complicity by saying that Benedict-Ratzinger's "law" and archdiocesan policies prohibited him from revealing the crimes to the police, even though this was not confessional matter. Benedict-Ratzinger's policy threatened his clergy with excommunication -- not for perpetrating these disgusting crimes, but for revealing them to the police. "I simply would not talk about [the cases] to anyone except those who had a right to know because of their position in the diocese," Goedert said. In consequence, the Novus Ordo archdiocese of Chicago was forced on July 21, 2009, to fork over a "down payment" of almost 4,000,000 U.S. dollars to Newchurch's sex-crimes victims.
George's and Goedert's spilling of the beans was said by one attorney to provide a rare glimpse of "how clerical culture operated..., of the energy spent on keeping the scandal contained [covered up]. "What emerges here is that the interests of the institution [Newchurch] come first, then the man, the perpetrator of crime," Mark Pearlman said. "And somewhere in the distance [are] the victims of the crime. Their priorities are in the wrong order." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Chicago Tribune.]
Good Catholics, Newcardinal George, the now-admitted abettor of child rape and assault, the now-admitted obstructer of justice, will face no sanctions from Newchurch. Benedict-Ratzinger, in essence the unindicted co-conspirator, won't can him. The U.S. Newchurch bishops won't can him. They're all complicit themselves. George won't even do the honorable thing and resign. The Newchurch of the New Order is, to use Dante's phrase, cloaca del puzzo [a stinking sewer]. No true Catholic can have anything to do with it.
Recently, one of those semi-traditionalist talking-heads claimed that the Novus Ordo service is "valid" with just a "flavor of heresy." "Flavor?" That's like say that ice cream sprinkled with arsenic has the "flavor" of ice cream! Would this talking-head really eat that concoction? No way! By what justification can anyone call "valid" a service that is far more Protestant and Freemasonic than the High Anglican service of the 19th century that Pope Leo XIII declared invalid?
Benedict-Ratzinger should have resigned long ago for having initiated a cover-up of rampant sex crimes under his administration. If, back in 2001, when he was appointed by JPII as Newchurch's Sex Crimes Czar, he had lowered the boom on these Newchurch bishops and presbyter criminals, the scandal would likely have been dealt with by this time. Instead, he decided to cover up the scandal and threaten with excommunication any bishop who turned over a criminal presbyter to the police. His plan has certainly backfired! His scandal goes on and on and on.
The latest example is presbyter-pastor James McDevitt, the pastor of Sacred Heart Church, on 20 -- count them -- 20 counts of sexual assault against six kids as young as 11 over a period of three years, in Margaretville, near the state capital of New York. A search warrant was executed June 8, 2009, at Sacred Heart Church, the church rectory, the parish center, and a garage. Police were searching for certain items related to the charge crimes. Six days previously, the presbyter had been charged with drunk driving. The victim's gutsy father screamed at the presbyter as he left the court: "You deserve to be shot!" Police had to restrain the father to prevent him from assaulting the presbyter.
The Newchurch diocese of Albany, New York, has had so many other cases that bishop Howard Hubbard has been accused of running a "silk squad." One of the most scandalous was that of presbyter Jeremiah Nunan, pastor of Sacred Heart in Cairo and Our Lady of Knock in East Durham, New York, accused of assaulting a nine-year-old. Nunan was supposedly "exonerated" by a mediation agency established by the Newchurch diocese. That determination was criticized as being like doctors judging cases of malpractice of their colleagues! But such injustices are all part of the Newchurch cover-up machine. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Schenectady Daily Gazette, the Greene County Daily Mail, and the Oneonta Daily Star.]
Good Catholics, there have always been criminals in the Church, as there have been and are in any organization. The difference with Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch of the New Order is that the head of the organization has personally engaged for eight years in the cover-up of the crimes, the persecution of whistle-blowers instead of the criminals, and an adamant refusal to punish the Newchurch cardinals, bishops, and presbyters responsible. Therefore, as the latest statistics have demonstrated, the crimes are increasing, not decreasing -- in the United States to almost double what they were. The U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishops has thrown up its hands, as two dozen of its own number have been implicated in such crimes, or the abetting of them, including the conference's President and past Presidents. As the old saying goes, "the fish stinks from the head."
One can hardly think of a more relevant topic today than traditional Catholic teaching on economics, which Benedict-Ratzinger has perverted in his latest encyclical letter, Caritas in veritate. Therefore, I have provided for TRADITIO readers a review-essay of Fr. Dennis Fahey's Money Manipulation and Social Order (1944).
Fr. Fahey, C.Ss.S (1883-1954), a member of the Holy Ghost Congregation, was a well-known author of the pre-Vatican II era, whose works, even today, are an inspiration for traditional Catholics all over the world. The main thrust behind his scholarly endeavors was to bring forth the Kingship of Christ in each and every land. For further information, click on Review of Money Manipulation and Social Order in the TRADITIO Network's Fr. Denis Fahey Project department.
Presbyter Joseph Fessio, who claims to be a "friend" of Benedict-Ratzinger, was fired on July 20, 2009, from his post at Ave Maria University, of Naples, Florida -- again. After Fessio was fired as provost in 2007, he was hired back as "theologian-in-residence." Now he has been fired from that post. It seems that being a "friend" of Benedict-Ratzinger just doesn't pull the that weight it used to! One problem seemed to be that Fessio wasn't "in residence," but was taking a payoff without fulfilling his job responsibilities. The university's academic vice president had to fly to San Francisco to inform Fessio that he was being fired, since Fessio was not even at the university!
Ave Maria University is a conservative Newchurch boondoggle established out of the fortune of pizza-pie maker Tom Monaghan. Monaghan has been severely criticized by parents of students for welching on his promises of an education for their children. Fessio founded the Ignatius conglomerate in 1978. When Fessio strayed before, his Newjesuit superiors ordered him to give up his press and to report for duty as assistant chaplain at a hospital in Southern California. Fessio, who up to that time had railed against traditional Catholics for "not obeying the pope," himself blithely refused to obey his own superiors. Just more hypocrisy from the clergy of the Newchurch of the New Order. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Naples News.]
I see a strong connection between the hijacking of the original Liturgical Movement and the hijacking of Vatican II (1962-1965). The Liturgical Movement was originally launched in the mid 19th century by Dom Gueranger of the Benedictines to combat the scourges of Gallicanism, Jansenism, and Illuminism, which were raging at that time, and†to defend the traditional liturgy and make it loved. But little by little, like the SSPX today, the movement strayed away its original objectives and was commandeered by Protomodernists, who unleashed a revolution in the Church: abolition of Latin, frenzy for novelty, aversion for Tradition, shortening of prayers, substitution of old ceremonies with new, replacing altars with butcher's blocks, Mass facing the people, drastic overhauling of some of the most beautiful ceremonies in the Church's year (e.g., Holy Week), fostering of an anti-Roman spirit by the removal of certain feasts, and more.
In the 1940s the Liturgical Movement split into two branches: on the one hand, the traditional branch founded by Dom Gueranger (1805-1875), which was based on studying the nature of the liturgy in order that man might conform himself to it; on the other hand, the Modernist branch, represented by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini (1912-1982), which scrutinized the liturgy with a view to conforming it to "modern man."
Similarly, Vatican II was originally convened by John XXIII to deal with modern errors and to affirm the Church's traditional doctrines, but, as it is said, "history repeats itself." The catastrophe that was visited upon the Church after the hijacking of the Council is well known. Those johnny-come-latelys who now clamor for the use of Bugnini's 1962 Missal, Breviary, calendar, and rubrics aren't promoting Tradition. They're promoting Bugnini's transition to the Modernist Novus Ordo of 1969, since they accept all the papally-condemned modernizations that Bugnini already injected into the liturgy since 1951.
By the way, those conservatives and Newchurchers who talk of "fixing" abuses in the invalid Novus Ordo service should have woken up by now to the fact that the Novus Ordo is in itself the biggest abuse in the face of Almighty God. The Novus Ordo is like the offering of the murderous Cain, and no amount of fixing will make it acceptable to Him. We traditional Catholics should be committed to completely destroying the Novus Ordo, not selling out to coexist with its evil.
Benedict-Ratzinger's papal newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, having recently praised the perverted Michael Jackson and the Protestant rebel John Calvin, has now passed on, in its July 16, 2009, issue to laud a convicted sex criminal. This latest rapproachment of Newpope with homosexuality has raised further suspicions about the administration of Benedict-Ratzinger, who since 2001 has signally failed to take any significant action to stop Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal, but has instead enforced a worldwide cover-up, whose violation incurs excommunication as a "pontifical secret."
The sex criminal was Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), the noted British author, whose flamboyant homosexuality, involving associations, revealed in open court, with blackmailers, male prostitutes, transvestites, and homosexual brothels, scandalized Britain in the 19th century. In 1895, Wilde was convicted of "gross indecency" (paederasty) and imprisoned at two years' hard labor in Reading Gaol, a sentence that the judge himself described as "totally inadequate for a case such as this." Although Wilde converted to Catholicism on his deathbed, receiving the Sacraments of Baptism and Extreme Unction, the Church has, before the reign of Benedict-Ratzinger, regarded him as a dissolute and dangerous degenerate. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Telegraph.]
Good Catholics, there is no question that Benedict-Ratzinger is preaching a New Morality through his papal newspaper and rejecting the traditional moral values of his predecessors. After all, L'Osservatore Romano is his newspaper. Its new editor, Giovanni Maria Van, was handpicked in 2007 by him and directed by him to take a forthright New Order viewpoint. And Van has certainly been fulfilling the papal mandate!
I got really angry on reading this from some pseudo-traditionalist talking- head: "We who prefer it [the "Extraordinary Rite"] are grateful that once again it is widely available, and should pray for the long life of the pope who has done what he can to ensure we shall be able to keep it."
First of all, the "Extraordinary Rite" is not the Traditional Latin Mass. It is a hatchet job on the Traditional Latin Mass, perpetrated by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini in 1956, 1960, and 1962, to soften up the laity for the full-blown invalid Novus Ordo service of 1969.
Secondly, the real Traditional Latin Mass has always been available to those who sought it out, no matter the inconvenience. As early as 1964, Fr. Gommar DePauw, the Dean of the United States' primatial seminary, left because of these corruptions being introduced into the Mass and founded the Catholic Traditionalist Movement in New York City. Since that time there have been many courageous traditional Catholic priests who have independently offered the valid and true Mass and Sacraments. These are the priests that we should pray for and support.
Thirdly, we're supposed to pray for the pope for all he has done? This pope has done nothing other than undermine fully traditional Catholicism with this "extraordinary" fraud, joined at the hip to his New Order Church, so that clueless pseudo-traditionalists will still bring their bodies to his Novus Ordo temples and put their shekels into his Novus Ordo collection-plate.
What a sell out! Those who play at the "Extraordinary Rite" should be ashamed of themselves for playing right into the hands of this fox, who is out to destroy the Traditional Catholic Movement by deceit.
The Daily Record of Rochester, New York, has reported that a U.S. federal lawsuit has been entered against the Dimond brothers and Holy Family Monastery in Fillmore, New York, for fraud by a young man who turned over almost 1,200,000 U.S. dollars in cash and stocks to the monastery. Eric Hoyle joined the Most Holy Family Monastery to become a Benedictine monk under the guidance of Frederick Dimond. Hoyle claims that Dimond, also known as Brother Michael, who operates the monastery with his sibling brother Robert, told him that he would have to turn over all his worldly possessions to the monastery. Hoyle did.
The Daily Record reported that after joining the group in September 2005, Hoyle transferred securities valued at 1,200,000 U.S. dollars and gave thousands to the monastery, according to his federal complaint. He also signed an agreement that he would receive $750,000 if he left. Hoyle did leave on December 31, 2007, and filed a federal lawsuit against the Dimond brothers to recover his donations. The amended civil complaint accuses the Dimond brothers of fraud, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, plus racketeering and several additional causes of action.
The Daily Record reports that the lawsuit will go forward in federal court, as the defendant Dimond brothers' attempt to dismiss the case was recently denied by U.S. District Judge John Curtin in Buffalo, New York, who also allowed plaintiff Hoyle to add several causes of action to his complaint, including a conspiracy claim under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The judge upheld the racketeering claim, saying that plaintiff Hoyle alleged specific facts which, if true, would show that the defendants conspired to commit a crime by making false representations and by soliciting donations and postulants for several years. The judge also said that plaintiff Hoyle was entitled to pursue claims for unjust enrichment.
A Newchurch-funded marriage agency funded by New Order Church of England and Wales backs "gays," lesbians, and fornicators as "just as good parents as husbands and wives." Terry Prendergast, the chief executive of Marriage Care in the U.K., pronounced that there is "no evidence that children do better if they are brought up in a traditional two-parent family." Prendergast will speak during the weekend of July 18-19, 2009, to Quest, the Newchurch homosexual organization. He went on to state: "God is present in the relationships of married, homosexual and cohabiting [fornicating] heterosexual relationships." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Telegraph.]
Responding to the opposition of a Newchurch diocese and others, the Church of England has blocked the sale of one of its churches to the Society of St. Pius X. A formal hearing of the Church Commissioners in London has ruled that the sale of St. George's Church in Gorton, Manchester, England, to the Society should be stopped. A coalition of Manchester-Salford's Newchurch diocese, the Manchester City Council, and the Council of Christians and Jews ginned up over a hundred of protest letters.
Curiously, the SSPX seems worse off than ever since the "unexcommunications" of the four bishops consecrated by Archbishop Lefebvre (Fellay, Galarreta, Tisser, and Williamson). Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch weighed in to stop the sale. "We welcome the decision by the Church Commissioners to prevent the sale of St. George's church to the Society of St Pius X," said a spokesman for the Newchurch bishop of Manchester-Salford, Terence Brain. "The Bishop of Manchester made it clear in his submissions that such a sale was not in the interests of community cohesion, oecumenical relations, or inter-faith work." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by BBC Channel 4.]
The SSPX's superior general, Bernie Fellay, was non-plussed and issued no comment on the incident, one of several in recent weeks that appear to show that Benedict-Ratzinger has turned judas toward the Fellay-Ratzinger Hindenburg Plan to sell out the SSPX to the New Order Church. It seems that the SSPX has become a "hot potato" since one of its bishops expressed an unpopular opinion on a disputed matter of secular history and another of its bishops has questioned the validity of Novus Ordo ordinations of presbyters and bishops, and implicitly of Fr. Ratzinger himself.
Benedict-Ratzinger's reign appears to be falling down in more ways than one. On July 17, 2009, he had his second episode of falling. The first time he knocked himself unconscious on a radiator. This time he broke his wrist while in his vacation chalet in the Italian Alps, through which once the Carthaginian general Hannibal invaded Italy to destroy Rome. The fall was so serious that he broke bones and required surgery with a six-hour hospital stay under anaesthesia. Not infrequently, seniors of that age die a few weeks or months after falls or surgery.
Benedict-Ratzinger has, in addition, had two strokes and one heart attack. Knowing his brother's precarious health, George Ratzinger commented after the 2005 papal election that Joseph wasn't long for this world. Newpope's right arm will be in a cast for a month. Perhaps that will prevent him from simulating the invalid Novus Ordo service, writing any more political "encyclicals," and signing any more Modernistic documents! In a prophetic action, Benedict-Ratzinger removed his papal ring. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the ANSA News Agency.]
Eric McFadden, a leader of several liberalist Newchurch groups, faces ten years in prison for being the leader of a prostitution ring in Columbus, Ohio. McFadden, who once claimed to be the "guru" of prostitution in the state capital, has pled guilty to two counts of compelling prostitution in the pimping of a minor via the internet. He had also been charged with pandering obscenity and promoting prostitution by putting nude photographs of the minor on a web site. The prosecutor charged that McFadden had pimped the services of the minor through an internet "chat room" as a "recommended prostitute." McFadden's internet "handle" as a Newchurch john was "mcfaddencatholic."
McFadden was a lay Newchurch political leader for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry. His portfolio from these candidates was to delude Newchurchers into supporting their Liberalism/Socialism agenda by proclaiming: "I am a Catholic [sic] Democrat, and these are the principles that I believe in." Now we know exactly what principles McFadden believed in! McFadden also infiltrated the Knights of Columbus, now a corrupt Newchurch organization, to the fourth order, where he promoted the notion that Newchurchers could vote for pro-abortion candidates.
McFadden was formerly director of Ohio governor Ted Stricklandís Office of Faith-Based Initiatives. He worked for Catholics [sic] for Kerry in 2004 and served as the president of Catholics [sic] for Faithful Citizenship in 2005. In 2006 he served as a spokesman for Catholics [sic] in Alliance for the Common Good and was an outreach organizer for Hillary Clinton's campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. [Some information for this commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
Good Catholics, McFadden's crimes are an indication of just how infested with immorality from top to bottom Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch is and how associated it -- and he -- is with Liberalism/Socialism.
The heretical Episcopalians are just like the Newchurchers: they will impose their Liberalist/Modernist doctrines if they have to destroy their sect to do it!
Bishopess Katherine Jefferts-Schori's liberalist U.S. Episcopalian sect, meeting in Anaheim, California, on July 14, 2009, officially declared "gays" and lesbians eligible for "any ordained ministry." On July 17, 2009, the sect authorized its bishops make "generous pastoral provision" for blessing "gay" and lesbian "marriages." The immorality of Jefferts-Schori's sect, the recognized Anglican province in the United States, has led the overall Anglican sect headed by Benedict-Ratzinger's bosom-buddy, the heretical Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, to consider cutting Jefferts-Schori and her out-of-control crazies loose.
Spitting at God and the Bible, the Episcopalian General Convention proclaimed: "God has called and may call gays in committed relationships to any ordained ministry." The vote of approval by the bishops, clergy, and laity was approximately 3 to 1. Meanwhile, Episcopalian traditionalists have formed their own rival organization, the Anglican Church of North America, which has already won over four entire dioceses and numerous parishes from Jefferts-Schori's liberalist organization. In a few short months, the ACNA already boasts over 100,000 members, and that number will undoubtedly skyrocket after this vote.
Just as in the Newchurch of the New Order, the few conservative bishops remaining put up no fight. Those bishops at the convention who believe that "gay" sodomy is proscribed by the Bible put up no fight, but resigned themselves to accepting the increasing perversion of their sect. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press and Reuters.]
Compared to this 100,000 traditionalist Episcopalians, the number of traditionally-oriented Catholics in the United States was estimated at 10,000,000-15,000,000 in a July 25, 1997, U.S. News & World Report article, of whom about 1,000,000 are active. A New York Times article of August 2, 2003, indicated that while the New Order sect was declining in membership, the Catholic Traditional Movement was "growing." Unfortunately, most of that number is still involved in the Novus Ordo or its offshoots, like the "Motu" Mess.
Just as the SSPX's Superior General, Bernie Fellay, condemned Senior Bishop Richard Williamson to perpetual silence because he expressed an unpopular opinion on a disputed matter of secular history, Fellay also expelled from the SSPX, Fr. Floriano Abrahamowicz, the Dean of Northern Italy, who had expressed public agreement with the principles of Archbishop Lefebvre. Fr. Abrahamowicz had also criticized Benedict-Ratzinger as kowtowing to radical Jewish organizations that reject Jesus Christ as the Messias for all peoples and had criticized Fellay as well for his friendship with the New Order and its head.
Abrahamowicz also took the courageous position the Bugnini-Conciliar "Motu" Mess is phony, a "bastard rite" of a New Faith. Fellay and Williamson have sung Te Deums to that Mess, but SSPX Bishops Galaretta and Tissier seem to agree with Abrahamowicz, who states unequivocally:
The Mass of the Motu Proprio [the Bugnini-Conciliar Mess of 1962] is not the holy Catholic Mass. Materially, the gestures and words are the same, but formally the rite is situated in the context of a Modernist and apostate hierarchy, which makes it illicit to participate in this worship, just as it is forbidden to participate in heretical and schismatic rites. Article 1 of the Motu Proprio states clearly that the [New]pope declares that the rite [of 1962] publicly expresses the same faith as the New Mass. This situation applies independently of who is celebrating the rite. Precisely because it is a rite, a function whose gestures and words have the meaning established for them by the legislator, we are therefore in the presence of an older rite with a New Faith, a bastard rite like that of the New Mass.
Since Bernie Fellay is the process of selling out the SSPX to Benedict-Ratzinger's New Order, he could not permit open criticism of the New Order and its head. Fellay, therefore, trumped up the "excommunicable" charge that Abrahomwicz's statements "gravely damaged the Society's image in the service of the Church." But what Church was Fellay talking about? Not the True Catholic Church, but the false New Order Church!
Newchurch Bishop Jesus Catala Ibanez, of Malaga, Spain, on June 17, 2009, refused the request of a handful of Motarians for the "regular celebration" of the "Motu" Mess in Malaga and to designate a presbyter to simulate the service. Catala declared that the conditions specified by Benedict-Ratzinger in the Motu Proprio Summorum pontificum had not been met.
Catala quoted Benedict-Ratzinger's statement that the Novus Ordo service (the so-called "Ordinary Rite" and the "Motu" Mess (the so-called "Extraordinary Rite") did not contradict each other and that Novus Ordo service, promulgated by Paul VI under the Second Vatican Council, is the "fundamental" one. Catala determined that no "stable group" or "very substantial number" wanted the "Motu," as required by Benedict-Ratzinger.
Catala concluded by requiring the handful of those wanting the "Motu" Mess to "confirm their Baptismal vows" by promoting "unity" under the "Missal of Paul VI."
Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch of the New Order is certainly going to Hell in a handbasket, as the old saying is. It is drowning in immorality, Modernist doctrine, and an invalid Mess and Sakraments. So what does his papal newspaper waste its time praising? A fictional character, Harry Potter!
L'Osservatore Romano, with its new editor handpicked by Benedict-Ratzinger, has taken to promoting not Jesus Christ or the Blessed Virgin Mary or the Saints, but fictional characters! The July 13, 2009, issue focuses on Harry Potter, the fictional creation of mediaevalist J.K. Rowling. Although many Catholics have opined that the Potter series promotes witchcraft, the papal newspaper praises the series, whose sixth installment, Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince, was released on film by Warner Brothers July 15, 2009.
Why does Newpope's newspaper praise the film? It says that it likes the book's depiction of "adolescent love." The sixth installment identifies one of the leading characters, Albus Dumbledore, the head wizard, as "gay." Perhaps not incidentally, Benedict-Ratzinger himself has been accused of being "soft on gay" in his handling of the "pinkification" of Novus Ordo seminaries. Early in 2009 a conservative Austrian presbyter, Gerhard Wagner, who was to become Bishop of Linz, sharply publicly criticized the Potter series in a statement that got quite a lot of press. Wagner called the series "Satanism," as a result of which he was demoted and not "installed" as bishop. Benedict-Ratzinger pulled his appointment.
Curiously, it was only last year that the previous editor of the papal newspaper called Harry Potter a "wrong and malicious image of a hero, as well as an unreligious one." He criticized the foundations of the series as presenting witchcraft as positive. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by MSN and the Christian Post.]
Good Catholics, one has to wonder why Benedict-Ratzinger's papal newspaper now drowns itself pop culture (remember its recent fulsome praise of the perverted Michael Jackson) instead of promoting Catholic morality and Catholic doctrine. Newchurch is looking in the wrong place for the diabolical. In promoting unCatholic immorality, an invalid Mess and Sakraments, and Modernist doctrine, it would appear that the evil sorcerer is not the fictional Voldemort, but the real Benedict-Ratzinger!
Shannon's "Spiritual Crimes of the SSPX" Commentary brought to mind my own pet peeve against the SSPX and also the Vatican II Church. It is blatantly dishonest for the SSPX continually to claim obedience to Benedict-Ratzinger, while at the same time supposedly rejecting his Modernism. SSPX members need to wake up. They are no different from the American politicians who blatantly lie to the public by stating that they are Catholic, while at the same time that they approve and fund abortion and homosexuality.
Many of your readers who are SSPX chapel attendees are saying that the SSPX isn't making sense to them anymore. I know now that they are hitting the nail right on the head, after I heard my own SSPX priest-presbyter say: "The Novus Ordo Mass [Mass] and Sacraments are valid." Over the years the SSPX has metamorphosed into a vehicle of the New Order under its sellout leader Bernie Fellay. The following are what I call the "Spiritual Crimes of the SSPX."
As an SSPX member, I have concluded that we SSPXers are living in a fool's paradise. The SSPX is no road to salvation now. It is merely a mixture of opposites, a compound of contradictions. It wants to marry Tradition and Modernism, light and darkness, Catholicism and the New Order. It will do anything to achieve its ends -- even sell out the True Faith. I can no longer be a part of this increasing unCatholic, and certainly untraditional, sect.
It seems that the world is catching on to the fact that the Novus Ordo cookie that derives from the invalid Novus Ordo service is a fraud. Instances of "desecration" are multiplying, and Novus Ordo presbyters are doing nothing to stop them. Even Benedict-Ratzinger allowed the leftover kool-aid from one of his Messes to be slurped up by tourists while he hurriedly ran off for a photo shoot without taking care of business!
In Linz, Austria, a woman who identified herself as a Catholic bishopess, Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger, snatched the cookie from a ciborium after she was refused it at a Mess in Linz, Austria. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Mohammedans went to the Novus Ordo Church of St. Anthony, took the cookies and spat them out.
There have been absolutely no reports of such incidents happening at traditional Catholic churches. Unlike Novus Ordo presbyters, traditional Catholic priests are careful to observe carefully how the Host is received -- on the tongue!
On July 10, 2009, German Federal Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries told the Catholic News Service that SSPXers were "religious extremists," who should be dealt with in the same way as extremist Islamist fundamentalists. Fr. Andreas Steiner, spokesman for the SSPX in Germany, demanded a retraction, claiming that under German Basic Law, every German has the right to express his opinion freely in speech, writing, and image.
How hypocritical the SSPX leadership is! Where was SSPX Superior General Bernie Fellay and German Superior Franz Schmidberger when the SSPX's Senior Bishop, Richard Williamson, expressed his personal opinion on a disputed matter of secular history? They forced him into silence and house arrest! What official of the SSPX -- or in Newchurch, for that matter -- had the guts to stand up for Williamson's "Vatican II right as a human person" to express his opinion? None, because both Newchurch and the SSPX leadership "are corrupt, and are become abominable in their ways: there is none that doth good, no not one" (Psalms 13:1/DRV).
Benedict-Ratzinger gave Barack Obama a justification for his support of the killing of unborn children.† It was straight from Vatican II: a person should follow his conscience. U.S. Senator John Kerry once said that his support of abortion is within Catholic teaching, and he even mentioned Vatican II. So, if one's conscience is in the cesspool, it's okay because Vatican II said so. Now Obama can leave Newrome with a clean conscience for his pro-abortion stance. After all, Benedict-Ratzinger told him: "Abide by your conscience."
And I thought that at this meeting Benedict-Ratzinger just might have the guts to point out the errors of Obama's ways and tell him to go and sin no more. Isn't this what Jesus Christ would do?† Of course He would, as He even told us to do the same. The only thing this meeting accomplished is for Obama to go on his merry way and destroy as much human life as he can, whether in the womb, or out of the womb.
Why couldn't Benedict-Ratzinger have said when he first met Obama, "I understand that you support the killing of unborn children and that you even support these killings for the entire†nine months, even partial-birth abortions, when the child feels excruciating pain.† And I understand that you do not know when human life begins because that's it's above your pay grade." I can just hear Obama's answer now, "Well, ah, ugh, ah, oh, mmm, well you see, ah, oh, ugh."
George Bush did everything right and got no real respect from Benedict-Ratzinger. Bush was against abortion in essentially every contingency. He was against "gay" marriage. He read his Bible religiously every morning before undertaking government business. He frequently mentioned how his Christianity guided him in his life. Barack Obama, to the contrary, is in favor of abortion "rights." Barack Obama reversed George Bush's prohibition against using embryonic stem cells. Barack Obama is in favor of "gay rights." We don't know whether he reads the Bible or the Koran, as his actual religion is in doubt. We do know that when he appeared at Newchurch's Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., he directed that all symbols of Jesus Christ be covered over.
Who knows what Benedict-Ratzinger believes? He is supposedly anti-abortion, but he will not refuse the Novus Ordo cookie to immoral Newchurch government officials s who publicly support abortion "rights" and funding, like U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry. Benedict-Ratzinger is supposedly anti-"gay," but he allows homosexuals essentially free admission into his Novus Ordo seminaries, not to speak of allowing them to rape and assault, in his name, tens of thousands of his Newchurch children.
Benedict-Ratzinger was diplomatically polite to George Bush, but he's totally gaga over Obama. He sent Obama not one, but three messages of congratulation on his election. And, on July 10, 2009, the usually staid Reuters News Service photographed the meeting between the two as looking more like a fraternity reunion instead of the Vicar of Christ demanding that the U.S. President toe the moral line. The Reuters photographs actually showed Benedict-Ratzinger playing the adoring clown to the puppet-strings of the U.S. President. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Reuters.]
What is most significant: Obama and Benedict-Ratzinger share a common commitment to Socialism, which is contrary to traditional Catholic principles. Rather, Newpope's latest encyclical letter, Caritas in veritate, is drenched in socialistic -- and even totalitarian -- doctrine. He wants yet another Supra-national Organization, what he calls a "world political authority," higher even than the United Nations, to control national economies and manage a New World Order. In the United States, Barack Obama has engineered a socialistic government takeover of private business to a degree that George Washington would have denounced in no uncertain terms as totalitarian on its face!
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On July 8, 2009, Benedict-Ratzinger fired Camille Perl, the Newchurch monsignor who was Vice President of the Ecclesia Dei Commission. Newcardinal Dario Hoyos, the prefect of the Commission, was fired two days earlier. Perl had served on the Commission since its inception on July 2, 1998, and administered it under several presidents in its "Indult" stage (1998-2007) and under Hoyos in its "Motu" stage (2007-2009).
On July 6, 2009, by the Motu Proprio Ecclesiae unitatem, Benedict-Ratzinger abolished the independent Pontifical Commission and demoted its activities to a subdepartment of the large Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, headed by Newcardinal William Levada, an opponent of the "Motu" Mess and the Society of St. Pius X.
No Vice President was named in place of Perl, but leading the subdepartment's staff as secretary will be Monsignor Guido Pozzo, who was already a functionary on the Congregation's staff. He was not ordained as a traditional priest, but installed in 1977 as a Novus Ordo presbyter under the Bugnini-Conciliar New Ordinal of 1968. Pozzo is best known for engineering the elimination of the traditional Catholic teaching on Limbo in 2007.
Anyone who believes that the Novus Ordo hands out anything but an invalid cookie isn't seeing the evidence before his eyes. Even Novus Ordo bishops don't treat it as any more than a Protestant morsel.
You will remember the scandal at JPII's Mess staged in New York's Central Park on October 7, 1995. Witness related that "communicants" were secreting "hosts" as souvenirs. Then, the leftover "hosts" were stuffed into burlap sacks and thrown in to the Hudson River. A similar scandal occurred when, after the papal Mess staged on September 14, 2008, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, France, Benedict-Ratzinger dashed off hurriedly and left the leftover Novus Ordo kool-aid unprotected. Tourists lept up on the papal dinner table and slurped the leftover kool-aid from the giant chalice. Only one bishop protested, slightly, but did nothing to stop the tourists, while all the cardinals and bishops were in a hurry to run off for a "photo opportunity" with Newpope.
The actions of JPII and Benedict-Ratzinger prove that they regard the Novus Ordo cookie and kool-aid merely as Protestant "fellowship." A priest is supposed to guard the True Presence with his life. Obviously, these Newpope no longer believe that the Novus Ordo effects the True Presence.
In the latest Novus Ordo Cookie Scandal, the Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen "Call Me Steve" Harper, literally pocketed the cookie that he was handed at the July 3, 2009, funeral Mess for a former governor general. He was caught on television putting the cookie into his jacket pocket without munching it. No Novus Ordo presbyter or bishop said or did anything. After the fact the vicar general of the Newchurch diocese of St. John admitted: "It's a scandal." The current whereabouts of the cookie are unknown, as Harper hightailed it off to Italy for the G8 Conference.
Harper is an Evangelical Protestant, so he should not have been given the cookie in the first place. However, the Newchurch bishop, Andre Richard, who gave Harper the cookie said: "I didn't see anything wrong there." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal.]
The Neocon Newchurchers who have idolized Benedict-Ratzinger for his "conservativism" must feel totally cuckolded by his latest encyclical letter, Caritas in veritate, which unabashedly proposes extending the New Order into the secular realm. Thus, the Father of Neo-modernism has become the Father of the New World Order. His programme for worldwide totalitarianism by a Supra-national Organization, stronger than the United Nations, is laid out in Article 67:
To manage the global economy; to revive economies hit by the crisis; to avoid any deterioration of the present crisis and the greater imbalances that would result; to bring about integral and timely disarmament, food security, and peace; to guarantee the protection of the environment; and to regulate migration: for all this, there is urgent need of a true world political authority."
Benedict-Ratzinger is prepared to subject the world to a "true world political authority," a secular world government with totalitarian power, in exchange for an empty promise to stabilize the economy, save the earth, and bring peace to mankind. No mention of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace or the Reign of Christ the King, and certainly no mention of saving souls. The Supra-national Organization that Benedict-Ratzinger proposes sounds uncannily like Hitler's Nazism or Stalin's Communism!
The Fathers Reply.
In recent years, people are seriously asking: "Is the pope Catholic?" It has become clear that Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre's statement, "He is not a Catholic," has been confirmed. The question now is: "Is the pope even a Christian?!"
As had been predicted by the TRADITIO Network, Benedict-Ratzinger has officially fired Newcardinal Dario Hoyos, the head of the Ecclesia Dei Commission and abolished the independent Commission, which had been established by JPII on July 2, 1988, in a panic to react to Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre's consecration of four traditional bishops for the SSPX on June 30, 1998. In a Motu Proprio, Ecclesiae unitatem, of July 2, 2009, the Commission as such is now abolished as an independent agency responsible directly to Newpope and becomes a mere subdepartmental function of the large Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under its prefect, William Levada.
Although, for diplomatic reasons, Newvatican is covering over the actions by saying that Hoyos was "retired" (just as the embezzling and "gay" archbishop Rembert Weakland was "retired"), it is clear that Benedict-Ratzinger was furious at Hoyos for his part in the Williamson Affair, named after the Society of St. Pius X's "holocaust-denying" bishop, Richard Williamson, whom Benedict-Ratzinger was connived into "unexcommunicating" without proper vetting by Hoyos's Commission. As a result of the Williamson Affair, radical Jewish groups slammed Benedict-Ratzinger as "anti-Semitic," and the Speaker of the Israeli Parliament publicly stated that he could never trust a man like Ratzinger, who had wore the Nazi uniform (Benedict-Ratzinger was an admitted member of the Hitlerjungend and of Hitler's Wehrmacht).
Benedict-Ratzinger was also enraged by the SSPX's continuing, in violation of an apparent agreement with Bernie Fellay, the SSPX's Superior General, with June 2009 ordinations by three SSPX bishops at three sites in Europe and the United States. Benedict-Ratzinger reiterated his decree that the SSPX has "no canonical status in the [New]church, and its ministers can legitimately exercise no ministry." In addition, he has now turned over the whole SSPX controversy to a powerful Newcardinal hostile to the SSPX, William Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
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Benedict's third encyclical letter, Caritas in veritate, issued on June 29, 2009, draws its authority from the following statement: "The whole Church, in all her being and acting, when she proclaims, when she celebrates, when she performs works of charity, is engaged in promoting integral human development."
Is promoting "integral human development" the essential purpose of the Catholic Church? To me it sounds like the self-esteem improvement classes taught in public high schools, which have produced the most narcissistic generation in American history. With a charter like this, no wonder Vatican II has reduced Catholic priests to mere social workers!
I thought that the mission of the Catholic Church was to teach the Word of Christ in order to save souls.† I don't think that the average Novus Ordo presbyter, much less layperson, could tell you what "integral human development" means.† There are supposed to be no secrets to salvation. If this is actually what Christ wants for me, I have no idea where to begin.
The Fathers Reply.
Benedict-Ratzinger is just as much a Liberalist-Modernist in politics as he is in religion. In this encyclical he seems to be pushing the socialist doctrine condemned by his predecessors, as well as "green" pseudo-science, which is based on little more than greed. The fact that Newchurchers can't face is that the Novus Ordo sect is not a religious organization, but a political organization. Oh, yes, to follow their clueless adherents, Newpopes coat these political "encyclicals" with a religious vocabulary, but the documents are anything but religious. We really don't understand why the Newpopes waste their time writing them, or why the Newchurcher waste their time reading them (actually they don't; they make up their own doctrines!)
In this encyclical letter, the Liberalist-Modernist Benedict-Ratzinger rejects the traditional doctrine of subsidiarity, the concept that the supreme authority of the state ought to let subordinate groups handle matters and that political power ought to be diffused wherever possible, which was taught by his predecessors Pope Pius IX, and even by Newpopes John XXIII and JPII. Instead, in a step toward establishing a New World Order, Benedict-Ratzinger wants a supranational body, a "world political authority," to manage the global economy and for more government regulation of national economies.
Benedict-Ratzinger is no economist. Why on earth is he dictating to secular powers what to do when his own religious house is falling to ruin? Talk about scandal! Forget money: what about the rape and abuse of tens of thousands of his children by his immoral bishops and presbyters? Newpope, you've got more than enough trouble to clean up from your own mismanagement and malfeasance. Stay out of the secular realm. You'll just foul that up just as royally as you have fouled up your Newchurch!
I understand there are some competing theories on the pronunciation of Latin. The Italianate pronunciation is used by most priests who celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass, if I am not mistaken. Philologists, however, have restored the pronunciation of the Classical era (Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, etc.). This pronunciation has become mandatory in congresses and many universities in Europe. I would like to know which pronunciation you would favor. When you celebrate Mass, which one should be used?
The Fathers Reply.
For teaching Latin, the Classical pronunciation, representing the height of the Classical period (50 B.C.-A.D. 50), is preferred. For chant and religious services, the Italianate (after modern Italian) is generally preferred, though not universally. The Austro-Germanic (after modern German), for example, is frequently heard on recordings from Germanic countries.
These are not competing theories, by the way. There is no question that the Italianate represents a much later period than the Classical. It does work better for mediaeval hymns, which would not rhyme in the Classical pronunciation. An argument could be made that the Classical more accurately represents the pronunciation in the time of Christ than the Italianate, which represents a pronunciation at least a millennium later.
A plethora of papal flags was displayed outside the SSPX church in Brussels, Belgium, on July 5, 2009, at the first Mass of one of the SSPX priest-presbyters ordained on June 27, 2009. Although the SSPX ordinations caused scandal in Newchurch because the SSPX did not have Benedict-Ratzinger's permission, Bernie Fellay's Janus-faced Neo-SSPX rolled out the flags in an effort at deception, again hypocritically trying to serve the two masters of the New Order and traditional Catholicism.
Continuing the Benedict-Ratzinger administration's attack upon the Society of St. Pius X and its Superior General Bernie Fellay, Newcardinal Walter Kasper, President of Benedict-Ratzinger's Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, gave an interview to the German news service RP on July 4, 2009, concerning, in part, the status of the SSPX. In that interview, Kasper stated: "Pius-Bruderschaft is auch nicht katholisch" [the Pius X Society is not even Catholic]. He went on to say: "Die Pius-Bruderschaft folgt im Grunde einem protestantischen Prinzip" [the Pius X Society follows at base a Protestant principle].
Amityville, New York, famous as the setting for 1979's Amityville Horror, a house that was said to be possessed by the devil, was host to another horror on July 4, 2009, as the Newchurch Knights of Columbus drove an official car in the Masonic Independence Day Parade. According to traditional Canon 2335: "Those who register in the Masonic sect or other associations of the same kind that conspire against the Church or legitimate civil powers incur ipso facto excommunication."
We have reported previously in these Commentaries that the Knights of Columbus is no longer the organization that it once was, but has, under the New Order, lost any stamp of Catholicism. In addition to affiliating with the New Order sect and Freemasonry some of its local branches have even gone so far as to support abortion. The Knights have become so corrupt that Canon 2335 could now be interpreted to include them as an "other association of the same kind," to which the penalty of excommunication is attached!†
Pseudo-traditionalists will undoubtedly hail an April 27, 2009, decision by Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, of Bologna, Italy, forbidding the practice of receiving the Novus Ordo cookie in the hand at three of his churches, on the grounds that it is†sacrilegious and scandalous to do so. However, the hypocritical bishop allowed the more than 400 other churches in his archdiocese to continue the practice that he himself declared was "sacrilegious and scandalous," not to say invalid.
The decree did not explain why, if the practice of receiving the Novus Ordo cookie in the hand was "sacrilegious and scandalous" in three of his churches, it wasn't "sacrilegious and scandalous" in the other 400. This is just another hypocritical ploy on the part of the embattled Novus Ordo sect to win over pseudo-traditionalists, to keep them in the pews and forking over their money to the Novus Ordo sect.
In any case, it makes no difference whether the Novus Ordo cookie is placed in the hand or on the tongue. The Novus Ordo cookie isn't the "eucharast," and it isn't a "sacrament." It is just an invalid dessert morsel served from the Novus Ordo dinner table.
I am contemplating a degree in Classics. I am a little torn about this because, while I love reading Homer and the tragedians, most of what I will be studying for four years is "pagan." Should this concern me? Perhaps I can look at Classical literature and myth as somehow prefiguring Christ, the Church, Christian morality, the Eucharist, etc. Are there any relevant books you might be able to recommend to me that connect Classical literature with the Church?
The Fathers Reply.
Yes, many, many relevant books. Start with the Four Great Fathers of the East (St. John Chrysostom, St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory Nazianzus, St. Athanasius) and the Four Great Fathers of the West (St. Augustine, St. Jerome, St. Ambrose, Pope St. Gregory the Great). All the Fathers of the Church were steeped in the Greek and Roman Classics. It was at the very foundation of their Catholic Faith. The Roman Catholic Church is the continuation of classical Rome and Greece. The hand of Providence is clear.
Remember that "The Philosopher" to St. Thomas Aquinas, the Church's principal theologian, was Aristotle, who lived 400 years before Christ. St. Thomas, as well as the other theologians of the Church, frequently quote from the works of Cicero, Seneca, Plato, and many other "pagans." If these Classical authors and their works posed no problem for St. Thomas and the Fathers, they should pose no problem for you.
In fact, we can think of no better field of study for a student at college or university. In addition to all their other advantages, the Greek and Roman classics inherently traditional, so that the usual incursions of liberalism so prevalent in today's colleges and universities, are usually far distant from the Classics Department.
John Henry Cardinal (1801-1890) has been moved a step closer to recognition as a Saint with the confirmation on July 3, 2009, of a miracle attributed to his intercession. Actually, in the post-Vatican II age in which any Tom, Dick, and Harry is proclaimed a "saint," Newman gives every evidence of actually being one. But the notion perpetrated by Msgr. Mark Langham, the Newvatican's official in charge of relations with Anglicans, that Newman "anticipated by some 100 years the ideas about the Church's place in the world that were articulated during the Second Vatican Council" is patently absurd.
Just as absurd as the ideas perpetrated by the fabricators of the Novus Ordo: that the early Mass was said in the round, not at an altar; that the Semitic languages could not distinguish between "for many" and "for all"; that Latin was not used in the early liturgy of the Church. All of these deceptions have been clearly disproven ever since they were ponied up by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini to pave the descent into the Hades of the Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service.
In fact, Newman was a traditionalist, not a Modernist. He was a founder of the Oxford Movement in the Anglican Church, which sought to make the Anglican Church as catholic as possible, infusing it with the Sacred Tradition that the Protestants deny, on an equal footing with the Roman and Eastern Orthodox Churches. Eventually, however, at age 44 in 1845, Newman left the Anglican Church and joined the Roman Church. So commanding a figure was he, as theologian, sermonist, and classicist, that this convert was created a cardinal by Pope Leo XIII in 1879.
Some ignoscenti claim that Newman denied papal infallibility. That too is a lie, as even Pope St. Pius X stated. Newman, together with a majority of the Fathers of the First Vatican Council, and even the pope of the Council, Pius IX, were Inopportunists. They believed that the overarching papal infallibility pushed mercilessly for political reasons by the ultra-conservative Ultra-montanists of France, whom Newman termed an "insolent and aggressive faction," was inopportune. The Ultra-montanist faction was opposed to the democratic revolutions of the period that eventually swept Italy and forced the perpetual adjournment of the Council (1869-1870), which, as a result, left the definition of the Church and the papacy incomplete and confused.
Newman never denied the doctrine of papal infallibility, but his fears that it would be generally misinterpreted have certainly come true. In the post-Vatican II period, this doctrine has been used -- not by the craven Newpopes, ironically, who in practice reject the dogma, but by ignorant pseudo-traditionalists -- to insinuate every contra-traditional utterance of a pope as "infallible." Such insinuations are overtly contrary to the text of the dogmatic decree of the First Vatican Council (Pastor aeternus, Canon IV):
Neque enim Petri successoribus Spiritus sanctus promissus est, ut eo revelante novam doctrinam patefacerent, sed ut eo assistente traditam per apostolos revelationem seu fidei depositum sancte custodirent et fideliter exponerent.
[For the Holy Ghost was promised to the successors of Peter not so that they might, by His revelation, make known some new doctrine, but that, by His assistance, they might religiously guard and faithfully expound the revelation or Deposit of Faith transmitted by the Apostles.]
Pope St. Pius X, the pope of Anti-modernist, declared Newman a completely traditional Catholic:
Nothing can be found to bring any suspicion about his faith.... but that what the Modernists do is falsely and deceitfully to take those words out of the whole context of what he meant to say and twist them to suit their own meaning (Acta Apostolicae Sedis XLI ).
A description of the deceits of the Modernists of the New Order Church has never been better expressed than this by the Pope-saint of Anti-modernism, who stated that no one had expressed more accurately the correct understanding of papal infallibility than Cardinal Newman.
According to SSPX Superior General Bernie Fellay, all is right with the Novus Ordo. Its presbyters are really priests, its unconsecrated leaders are really bishops, and the Bugnini-Conciliar Mess of 1962, with later additions, is perfectly "traditional." But it seems that Fellay's bishops are increasingly refusing to adhere to the Fellayite line and are reverting to SSPX founder Archbishop Lefebvre's positions.
SSPX Bishop Tissier de Mallerais on July 4, 2009, talked to the French weekly La Vie about the "defectiveness of the new rite of priestly ordinations." Tissier is talking about the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini's Novus Ordo Ordinal of 1968, which fails to ordain priests for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, but simply "installs" presbyters "to preside over the assembly of the people." Moroever, Tissier says Benedict-Ratzinger's Ordinary Rite (the Novus Ordo) "includes much contradiction, pure and simple, because it is a New Theology which is expressed, hence a New Religion.
When asked whether he was open, "as Bishop Fellay claims to be, to the adoption of an intermediate statute for the Fraternity," Tissier disagreed with Fellay and said no. "The sine qua non condition that we consider on the status to be given to the Fraternity of Saint Pius X is the resolution of our arguments. While we await [that], we will preserve the statute which is our current one. There is no urgency which demands it to evolve, and we will change nothing in our apostolate. Consequently, the discussions should and must take the time that is needed."
Apparently, Tissier doesn't expect -- or want -- any quick assimilation of the SSPX to the Novus Ordo. His comments indicate that it may never happen. Tissier's is a decidedly bold position, antithetical to Fellay's pro Novus Ordo position. It is becoming clearer and clear that there is a backlash against Fellay's sellout position to the New Order within the highest levels of the SSPX itself. As we TRADITIO Fathers have consistently maintained, Fellay has overstayed his time in the SSPX. He should be removed and replaced by someone who represents the positions of Archbishop Lefebvre. Perhaps Tissier is that man.
Benedict-Ratzinger's own newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, on July 3, 2009, praised one of the most virulent haters of the Catholic Church, the Protestant rebel John Calvin (1509-1564), hailing him an "extraordinary" figure and praising Calvinism, a virulent form of Protestantism far more extreme than Lutheranism, as a "ingenious creation" which resisted "all the changes or revolutions of modern life."
Something has gone bonkers lately with Benedict-Ratzinger's papal newspaper since he appointed his own new editor. The newspaper has recently praised the druggie and rocker punks John Lennon and Michael Jackson, and harshly attacked Archbishop Jose Cardoso for a pro-life stand. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by AFP.]
Benedict-Ratzinger's spokesman announced that in November 2009 Newpope will play the Jew again, this time at Rome's synagogue, the same synagogue in which JPII became the first Newpope to play the Jew, praying for the coming of the Messias. Benedict-Ratzinger has in the past written that the Jews can wait for another Messias, following up on the Modernist Second Vatican Council's document, Nostra aetate.
Benedict-Ratzinger planned the visit because of SSPX Senior Bishop Richard Williamson's unpopular opinion on a disputed matter of secular history. Because he purportedly "unexcommunicated" Williamson, along with Fellay, Galarreta, and Tissier, Benedict-Ratzinger has been portrayed by radical Jewish sources as an "anti-Semite" and a "Nazi sympathizer," because he served in Hitler's military.
Meanwhile, when the Americans celebrate their July 4 independence day, Dario Hoyos is out, his Ecclesia Dei is no more, and Benedict-Ratzinger leaves Rome on July 13, 2009, for his lengthy annual summer vacation. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Newsmax.]
On reading the Novus Ordo Ordinal of 1968, fabricated by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini and his Committee of Six Protestant ministers, I was immediately struck by the many things that are missing. The 17th Oecumenical Council of Florence (1438-1445) decreed the necessary words to be included for priestly ordination: Accipe potestatem offere Sacrificium Deo, Missamque celebrare tam pro vivis quam pro defunctis, in nomine Domini [Receive the power to offer Sacrifice to God and to celebrate the Mass both for the living and for the dead, in the name of the Lord]. No such language exists in the Novus Ordo Ordinal of 1968, and much more is omitted from the Novus Ordo "installation" rite:
Clearly, the Novus Ordo does not ordain priests in the traditional sense, but only presbyter-presiders who function without any sacramental power, like Protestant ministers. I wouldn't have anything to do with these powerless "presbyters." They don't even have the power to bless a Rosary!
Since the Bugnini-Conciliar rubrics of 1956 eliminated the Pater Noster and Ave Maria from the Roman Breviary at the beginning and end of the Hours of Lauds, Terce, Sext, and Vespers, and the Credo (Apostles Creed) as well from the beginning of Matins and Prime, the consequence is that most of those who recite the "1962 Breviary" according to these untraditional rubrics no longer know the Credo. That includes even priests, especially the ones I know from the SSPX.
You know that there's something crazy about Newchurch when its members see miracles in everything but where they truly are: the real Mass and the real Sacraments. Perhaps, like drug addicts, they're so doped up with the Novus Ordo that they can't see straight! In recent weeks Newchurchers have seen Christ in a swimming pool and Mary on a turkey breast, on an air conditioner, and in a salsa stain. That the media give so much serious coverage to this nonsense tells you all you need to know about the witless press!
What else can we expect of the Newchurchers of the New Order? They don't have a real Mass, only the invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Novus Ordo service as their "Ordinary Rite." They don't have the real Blessed Sacrament, only an invalid cookie. No wonder they fall prey to every silly superstition that comes along!
Fr. Michael, formerly of the Society of St. Pius X is too hot to trot to the New Order Church to wait for Bernie Fellay. Fr. Michael Maria, 55, born in New Zealand, was for many years a presbyter of the SSPX, ordained under the invalid Novus Ordo Ordinal in 1978. He and several of his SSPX associates have now left the SSPX to commune fully with the Novus Ordo.
But, like all those who place their hopes in Benedict-Ratzinger's "traditionalism," they have been fooled. For months they have tarried in the Novus Ordo halls, waiting for their "assimilation" into the Novus Ordo, but it hasn't happened. "We are still in no man's land," Fr. Michael said. Fr. Michael abandoned the sacrilege of the Novus Ordo Church after the sacrilegious 1986 Mess of JPII in New Zealand.
I still remember clearly a large outdoor Mass in New Zealand. I was one of the concelebrants. As I was distributing communion [sic], a young man came up, took the host in his hand, then closed his hand on it, breaking it, and tossed it into the air. When it fell, I knelt to pick up the pieces. I saw that the man was going up to other priests and doing the same thing, so I went to the security guards and told them about the desecration that was occurring. But that wasn't the only thing that happened. I saw many young people sitting in the back, eating potato chips, and drinking soft drinks, then getting up to go to communion [sic]. No fast at all. I felt the lack of reverence for the Eucharist [sic] at this papal Mass was so great that I had to find a different home in the Church.
Fr. Michael then started reading about the traditional liturgy and made his way toward the Society of St. Pius X, traveling to the Society's seminary in Econe, Switzerland, where he came to know Archbishop Lefebvre well. "He was a very humble man," Fr. Michael said. "He was always very thoughtful. Whenever I came to see him, he always had some gift for me, a book, or some other small item. I felt he was a kind and good man, a holy man."
Fr. Michael was present when Lefebvre, together with Bishop Antonio de Castro Mayer, celebrated the four episcopal consecrations on June 30, 1988, which led to that public act against the Modernism of the Second Vatican Council. Fr. Michael remained in the society of St. Pius X for another 19 years, serving in a St. Pius X parish in southern England.
But now, with the SSPX's Superior General, Bernie Fellay, moving toward a sellout of the SSPX to the New Order, Fr. Michael has flip-flopped again and can't wait to be affiliated with the New Order that he condemned those years ago at the sacrilegious Mess of JPII. Go figure! It seems that Fellay's Neo-SSPX plays games with people's heads. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Spirit Daily.]
For those who think that Benedict-Ratzinger is "traditional," here is yet more evidence that such a notion is patently ridiculous. This Newpope has had no hesitation even to desecrate the traditional Pauline papal altar in the Apostolic Palace. He commanded that it should be wrenched from its traditional position against the wall, turned into an oval, and made it into a Novus Ordo-style dinner table in the middle.
Art experts objected that Benedict-Ratzinger did not so much restore the papal chapel as rebuild it anew. The chapel was reopened after five years of work, on June 30, 2009. In order to finance the desecration, Benedict-Ratzinger cajoled 4,600,000 U.S. dollars from Newchurchers in the United States, England, and Ireland. The historic chapel, named after Pope Paul III, who commissioned its construction in 1537, has side walls that feature Michelangelo's Crucifixion of St. Peter and Conversion of St. Paul, the Renaissance artist's last frescos, completed just after his famous Last Judgment in 1550, when he was aged 75.
Traditionally, the private chapel has been reserved for the pope's celebration of early morning service with special guests and for the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during the day by people who work in the Apostolic Palace. Since that time, however, another fully Modernistic Vatican II-style chapel was built by JPII, and the Novus Ordo cookie replaced the Blessed Sacrament.
Bishop Paolo De Nicolo, regent of the papal household, said that, in the end, it was Benedict-Ratzinger, and Benedict-Ratzinger alone, who commanded that the original, traditional marble altar be wrenched from the wall, where it stood for 400 years, and turned into a Novus Ordo-style dinner table. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Service.]
Paul VI abolished the traditional Four Minor Holy Orders and the Major Holy Order of the Subdiaconate, which went back to the early Church (so much for the lie about the Novus Ordo going back to the beginning of the Church!) What troubles me is that in addition to all their other invalidities, Novus Ordo presbyters lack the Holy Orders of Porter (so technically they can't even open the door of the church), Exorcist (so they have no power of exorcism, including the exorcisms included in Baptism and the blessing of Holy Water), Lector (so they have no power of reading the Scripture in church), and Acolyte (so they have no power of assisting the bishop), and Subdeacon (so they have no power to celebrate at Solemn Mass or to chant the Epistle and the Passion).
Recently I took my video camera to the ordination of a traditional Catholic priest. When the pastor saw me, he said that I was not allowed to take pictures of the ordination ceremony, so I put my camcorder down in the pew next to me and resigned myself to his wishes. However, during the ceremony I noticed that one of those assisting in the ordination ceremony, a priest, was taking pictures from every angle, which included right up next to the bishop's head when he was seated in front of the altar. I also noticed that several parishioners proceeded to take pictures, some of whom left their pews to do so.
Is it prohibited to record photographically an ordination ceremony from one's seat in the pew? If photography of the ceremony was to be prohibited, should it not have been published either previously in the church bulletin or in the vestibule of the church?
The Fathers Reply.
A sacred ceremony is not a "photo op." It is a worship service. People are supposed to be praying, not taking photographs. We have seen this kind of thing get completely out of control, particularly at baptisms and weddings. Let's face it: most people today don't know basic etiquette and have no sense of the sacredness of a religious occasion. You are correct that the pastor should have made an announcement in advance to put cameras away and instructed the ushers to enforce the sacredness of the service.
Occasionally, the pastor may permit a photographer to take a few shots for historical purposes, or have a standing videocamera set up on a tripod to record the service in a way that is not intrusive or distracting to the worshippers. The kind of intrusive photography that you describe is blatantly sacrilegious.
I recall that around 1980 I saw some literature suggesting that JPII was having an affair with a jewess before he entered the seminary in 1940. On July 1, 1994, when I was on a pilgrimage with the SSPX (I have since left the SSPX), as I was walking down a street in Paris with an SSPX priest (he has since left the SSPX), I saw the front page of a newspaper displaying a photograph of the purported 54-year-old son of JPII. Newvatican at that time did not deny the report, but remained silent. On the next day, when I was travelling from Paris to London in the coach with another SSPX priest (I understand he too has left the SSPX), the same newspaper article was being read in the coach.
In the event of a Newrome/Neo-SSPX deal on the lines indicated recently by Franz Schmidberger, former SSPX Superior General, do you not feel that there will be a Reconciliation Mess in the Ordinary Rite with Benedict-Ratzinger as the Principal Concelebrant and the four SSPX bishops as Concelebrants in the Novus Ordo mode? So far the requirement to simulate the Novus Ordo service on occasion has been applied to each and every group that has "reconciled" with Newrome, like the Fraternity of St. Peter, and the formerly SSPX, now New Order, Fraternity of St. John Vianney in Campos, Brazil.
The Fathers Reply.
At this point no degree of sellout by Fellay & Co. would surprise us. That man hankers so much for the scarlet that we are convinced he would sell out his own mother at this point, let alone his Lord Jesus Christ!
The Chief Prosecutor of Regensburg, Germany, on July 7, 2009, told Bavarian Radio that he is still investigating the SSPX's Senior Bishop, Richard Williamson, for the crime of "holocaust denial." Williamson's statements were made in a November 2008 interview by Swedish Television at Zaitzkofen, where the SSPX has a seminary. The Chief Prosecutor is in the process of obtaining statements from the two Swedish journalists who conducted the interview that led to Williamson's being extradited from Argentina, where he was rector of the SSPX's seminary.
As a result of Williamson's unpopular opinion on a disputed matter of secular history, Bernie Fellay, the SSPX's Superior General, imposed a perpetual silence on him and Benedict-Ratzinger was too gutless to stand up for the bishop's Vatican II rights of free speech from conscience. Apparently, in Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch sect, Vatican II rights bind only when they are "politically correct." It is no secret that Benedict-Ratzinger has tried to pander to radical Jewish organizations and has even attended synagogue as pope.
The Chief Prosecutor is also investigating Williamson for "racial hatred." Apparently, the race being referred to is the Jewish "race," although Judaism is supposed to be a religion, not a "race," notwithstanding the fact that surveys show that most Jews now don't set foot in a synagogue. German Prime Minister Angela Merkel has also called Williamson an international criminal simply for expressing an unpopular opinion on a disputed matter of secular history. Even Article 19 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted December 10, 1949, provides: "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Merkur.]
I have noticed that the Litany of the Most Precious Blood is not in every Breviary. The only ones that have it are dated 1960 or later. My traditional priest says that the devotion is of a later origin. Is this true? Was the litany ever approved? And what about the chaplet of the Most Precious Blood?
The Fathers Reply.
Although the Feast of the Most Precious Blood (July 1) was instituted by Pope Pius IX, the litany was promulgated by John XXIII on February 24, 1960. Therefore, it will not be found in traditional Breviaries, but only in Conciliar-Bugnini breviaries of 1960-62. The Feast was abolished in the Novus Ordo by Paul VI in 1969. The chaplet, however, was approved by Pope Pius VII in 1809.
I had to laugh when Stefan Frey, the head of the SSPX seminary at Zaitzkofen, Germany, told those at the Newvatican-condemned ordinations there on June 27, 2009: "We deplore the verbal bullying we have been receiving in recent days from several German bishops." By German bishops he meant, of course, the Novus Ordo sect's bishops.
As a former SSPX member, I can tell you that we got nothing but bullying from the SSPX under Fellay. Bullying to accept an untraditional "Mess of 1962," with Novus Ordo additions to 1968. Bullying to accept unordained, Novus Ordo presbyters instead of priests. And when we protested, we were told to shut up, or we would be expelled. Four SSPX priests did speak up and were in fact expelled by Fellay.
As far as I am concerned, the Benedict-Ratzinger's Novus Ordo sect and Bernie Fellay's SSPX sect are just two side of the same coin. They're both bullies, and I want none of either of them. That is why I left the SSPX and found a nice and friendly independent traditional Catholic Church. I don't know why I didn't dump the SSPX and do this long ago!
The Fathers Reply.
At the July 27, 2009, ordinations in Zaitzkofen, German, Fellay again demonstrated the next step in the Hindenburg Plan to sell out the SSPX to the New Order. Standing with crosier in hand, he declared: The New Order and the SSPX speak "about the same thing, but differently." That is tantamount to saying that atheistic Communism and Christian capitalism speak about the same thing, but differently! Too bad Fellay didn't have a handkerchief handy to wipe the spiritual spittle off his face that was spat by the SSPX anti-Modernist founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, against his perfidious successor!
It seems that Fellay's SSPX, which has tried to be both "traditionalist" and "Modernist" at the same time, is becoming persona non grata at Newvatican, which confirmed that it condemned the SSPX for proceeding with the ordinations without Newpope's mandate. Spokesmen for Benedict-Ratzinger stated that Newvatican would maintain this position "as long as issues concerning doctrine are not clarified" and declared that the SSPX sect had "no canonical status in the [New]church [and] do not legitimately exercise any ministry in the [New]church."
Benedict-Ratzinger in March 2009 decreed that the SSPX's illegitimate bishops Fellay, Galarreta, and Tissier, and Williamson must recognize "the authority of the [New]pope and the Second Vatican Council [to] complete the last steps necessary to achieve full communion with the [New]church." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Agence France-Presse.]
The TRADITIO Network has received a report that Bishop Robert McKenna, O.P., had surgery on June 23, 2009, to repair carpal-tunnel syndrome that has prevented him from offering Holy Mass since May 25, 2009. He is still in recovery and still has numbness in his hand. McKenna is a long-standing independent traditional Catholic bishop. Such independent traditional Catholic bishops and various Old Roman Catholic bishops (although apparently not McKenna) were used by the Society of St. Pius X in its early days to perform its ordinations. Bp. McKenna, 81, is currently the pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in Monroe, Connecticut.
The leading Italian weekly, Panorama, in its June 25, 2009, issue has published that the papacy of Benedict-Ratzinger is "paralyzed" by a number of internal conflicts. Panorama reports that senior cardinals are challenging Benedict-Ratzinger on catering to Communist China, selling out to radical Jewish organizations, and beatifying JPII, now under suspicion of having had an affair. Various Newvatican cardinals have spoken out publicly against Benedict-Ratzinger's programme in these and other areas.
In the curia, Newvatican's #3 man, William Levada, head of the Novus Ordo Doctrine of the Faith Congregation, a liberalist, is reported to be at war with the new head of the Novus Ordo liturgy congregation, Antonio Canizares-Llovera, who is conservative, but not traditional. Levada seems to be winning the war: Benedict-Ratzinger picked the liberalist to take charge of the moribund Ecclesia Dei Commission and its retiring president, Dario Hoyos. The push for the "reconciliation" of the SSPX and the "Motu" Mess may be lost in the shuffle of more important issues.
Although the 82-year-old Benedict-Ratzinger's health is reported to be holding up so far after his heart attack and three strokes, the Italian weekly reports that manoeuvres have begun for the next papal conclave to determine his successor. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by AKI News Service.]
I need your advice on a very pressing question. We attend an SSPX church. from which various people hop back and forth to and from the "insult" Mess, that is, the Novus Ordo service. Recently a young man who is M.C. on the SSPX altar chose to marry in the Novus Ordo with a Novus Ordo presbyter. I probably do not need to tell you that he has returned with his bride, and the next move I expect is that he will be on the SSPX altar with full sacramental privileges.
I am faced with the dilemma of not receiving Holy Communion from the SSPX priest, who knows the situation, or of possibly even walking out of the SSPX. The person concerned has openly declared that he does not care that some people do not agree with his decision. Is it true that the SSPX now accepts the new rites? Our beloved Archbishop referred to "bastardised priests, bastardised rites, and bastardised sacraments"! How sadly things have changed since Fellay took over after his death!
The Fathers Reply.
"No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one and love the other; or he will sustain the one, and despise the other" (Matthew 6:24/DRV). SSPX Superior General Bernie Fellay's SSPX is not that of Archbishop Lefebvre. It is founded on different principles. We call it not SSPX (Lefebvrist), but Neo-SSPX (Fellayite).
Yes, the SSPX does accept Novus Ordo rites. Fellay and his Neo-SSPX refuse to condemn that outright the invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Novus Ordo service invalid, even though their beloved Modernist Benedict-Ratzinger wrote in 1993 that it was "fabricated, manufactured" by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini and his committee of six Protestant ministers. Fellay and his Neo-SSPX now use Novus Ordo presbyters at SSPX altars, who say the Bugnini-Conciliar "Mess of 1962+" as updated to 2008. Fellay and his Neo-SSPX say that they are ready to accept Vatican II's Modernist doctrines, perhaps "in the light of tradition," as if that oxymoron made any sense.
Traditional Catholics know that Fellay cannot be truly traditional and at the same time a member of the Modernistic New Order sect. His attempt to do so simply makes Fellay look like a fool or a deceiver.
Former presbyter Alberto Cutie, an internationally-known radio star known as "Fr. Oprah," who abandoned Newchurch after photos were published of him kissing a Jezebel on the beach, has married the woman in a Protestant Episcopalian church in North Miami Beach, Florida, on June 26, 2009, after they were "married" by a justice of the peace the previous week. Cutie plans to parlay his Newchurch presbyterate to become a Protestant minister.
What's the difference? The Newchurch of the New Order is essentially Protestant now, with some Masonism and paganism thrown in for good measure. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Sometimes in conversation with conservative Newchurchers or Motarians, as I denounce the gutting of the Traditional Missal, Breviary, rubrics, Holy Week rites, etc., from 1951-1969 at the hands of Bugnini & his committee of six Protestant ministers, I'm often confronted with the question, "Didn't Popes Pius V, Clement VIII, Urban VIII, Leo XIII, and Pius X change the Mass?
The Fathers Reply.
This is one of those phony Novus Ordo arguments that have long ago been condemned for the lies that they are. The minor revisions in the rubrics made by those popes and the elimination of regionalisms to standardize the Catholic and Apostolic Mass to the Roman practice is certainly not the same thing as gutting the true Mass by two-thirds or more! That is like comparing adding a dash of salt to dumping the whole Pacific Ocean on the plate!
For the best book demonstrating the differences between the valid Traditional Latin Mass and the invalid Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service, click on FAQ05: What Traditional Catholic Resources Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics), for the Frs. Radecki book, What Has Happened to the Catholic Church? For the best video demonstrating the differences between the valid Traditional Latin Mass and the invalid Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service, click on FAQ05: What Traditional Catholic Resources Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics), for the DVD, What We Have Lost ... and the Road to Restoration: A Critical Look at the Changes in the Catholic Church. We have found that the best way to beat back the false arguments of Newchurchers is to hand them a copy of the DVD. After that, there is no argument, and many of them convert to traditional Catholicism.