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The TRADITIO Network has been informed that Bishop John Hesson, O.S.B., died on August 26, 2017, in Florida, where he had retired after serving as a traditional Catholic priest and bishop.
Hesson studied at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, staffed by the Benedictine Monks. He graduated cum laude?in philosophy in 1963, then entered the Theology department on campus. In 1966 Bishop Hesson earned a Master of?Divinity degree?magna cum laude in Systematic Theology. On May 20, 1967, he was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the traditional Sacrament of Holy Orders by the Ordinary of Camden, New Jersey. For fifteen years Hesson labored in the field of?education?at Paul VI High School, at Camden Catholic High School, and as Dean of Men and Chairman of the Theology Department at St. Mary's Preparatory Seminary in Penndel, Pennsylvania. During this time he earned a Master of Arts degree in Moral?Theology?from La Salle College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
By November 1982 it had become clear to Hesson that the Newchurch of the New Order was not the Catholic Church, but was instead teaching anti-Catholic doctrine and morals and simulating an invalid New Order Mess. Hesson left Newchurch and began to serve independent traditional Catholic chapels and missions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and throughout the United States, particularly at St. Mary the Virgin Chapel, Paulsboro, New Jersey. On June 12, 1991, Hesson was consecrated a traditional Catholic bishop. At the time of his death, Bishop Hesson had retired to Florida.
True Catholics, Bishop Hesson was one of scores of traditional Catholic bishops around the world who maintain the fully Traditional Latin Mass, Sacraments, doctrine, and morals, together with the thousands of traditional Catholic priests, who are ordained in the traditional Sacrament of Holy Orders, not the invalid Protestantized Novus Ordo "installation" rite of 1968. True Catholics have no reason to fear that the true, traditional Catholic Faith will not persevere through the centuries, as long as priest and bishops, like John Hesson, take most seriously the Apostle's commandment: "stand fast and hold the Traditions" (2 Thessalonians 2:14/DRV).
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
One sometimes comes across disparaging remarks about the Jesuits concerning their behavior, even right from their foundation. I believe that they are declining across the world except in India and Africa. What are your views on this order -- both pre- and post-Novus Ordo?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
We TRADITIO Fathers have commented on the Jesuits (and Newjesuits when they became part of the New Order sect in 1964) many times in our Daily Commentaries. Even from the start, the Jesuits were characterized by a military approach (from their founder, who was a soldier) and from the extremism of Spanish Catholicism at that time (which also lead to the especially brutal Spanish Inquisition, to be distinguished from the more just Papal Inquisition). The Jesuits were often brilliant, to be sure, but that brilliance often dragged them down into an overweening pride and a haughty interference in the secular political realm. So corrupt did the Jesuits become (as the Newjesuits have become in our time) that Pope Clement XIV abolished the Jesuit Order outright, an abolition that lasted for over forty years (1773-1814).
It is not surprising that the Neo-SSPX's Superior-Dictator Bernie Fellay uses the Jesuit (Ignatian) model exclusively for his organization's "retreats," which are essentially propaganda gulags to install a military-style blind obedience to his own imperial rule.
At the period of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), the Newjesuits embraced the condemned and immoral "Liberation Theology," which originated in the Marxist political philosophy. The Newjesuits took up arms and tried to assassinate conservative government officials in Latin America. Fr. Malachi Martin, the renowned Catholic author, had been a Jesuit, but the priest was so disgusted by the anti-Catholic turn of his order that he renounced the Jesuit Order and exposed its corruption in his monumental, best-selling book, The Jesuits: The Society of Jesus and the Betrayal of the Roman Catholic Church (1988).
Thus, it is not happenstance that the current Newpope, Francis-Bergoglio, is a Marxist Newjesuit and is spreading that atheistic philosophy throughout Newchurch.
Francis-Bergoglio on August 24, 2017, declared with "magisterial authority" that the (invalid) New Order Mess of 1969 is "irreversible." In fifty years, rejection of the phony Protestant-Masonic-Pagan "New Mess" of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) has never been stronger. Even the Half Novus Ordo "Latin Mess" of 1969, also known erroneously known as the "Extraordinary Mess," is being degraded, and purported "permission" for it may be withdrawn. The Neo-SSPX's New Order-leaning Bernie Fellay was left with egg on his face, and his clergy and laity are walking out on him in record numbers.
Traditional Catholic bishops and priests, who have constituted the "Catholic Church" since September 21, 1964, when the heretical Newchurch of the New Order become the "institutional" Church, continue to maintain the Traditional Latin Mass before the "modernizations" of the mid 1950s, and their numbers are gradually growing, at the same time that the number of Bergoglio's Newchurchers sinking like a rock.
Bergoglio couldn't change this fact and even acknowledged that more than fifty years after the Anti-council, "there are still tensions and unfinished business in terms of implementing its vision for the liturgy." In the anti-Catholic Newchurch, the heretical Protestant features are now officially established: the service facing the crowd, the use of vulgar tongues, and the hootenanny-style "participation" of the crowd, and much else.
Francis-Bergoglio specifically embraced the "modernizations" Pope Pius XII. It is indeed ironic that Bergoglio specifically referred to Pius XII, who has come under fire on the TRADITIO Network and in other fully traditional Catholic sources for his Modernist-leaning Encyclical Letter Mediator Dei of 1947 and his radical Protestantization in 1956 of the most sacred rites in the Roman Missal, those of Holy Week. Thus, Bergoglio himself has validated the position of TRADITIO that Pius XII was not the "traditionalist" painted by the pseudo-traditionalists, such as the Neo-SSPXers.
Francis-Bergoglio simultaneously announced that the (invalid) Novus Ordo Mess of 1969 had "not gone far enough to renew the mentality" of Newchurchers to full Protestantism and beyond. Bergoglio denounced "traditionalists," whom he described as "disruptive elements" and "pernicious." The current head of Novus Ordo Liturgy, Newcardinal Robert Sarah, who has differed with Bergoglio on some of Bergoglio's most radical liturgical points, may well be replaced before his term expires in 2019. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Crux News Service.]
True Catholics, everything about which we TRADITIO Fathers have prophesied for the last 25 years is becoming fact. Newchurch is so far gone that it is worse than the Protestant sects. Bergoglio is so far from acting like a pope that he is openly being called by the international media (as we TRADITIO have for several years now) a Marxist. Rome, which has been turned into an Islamic cesspool through the intervention of Bergoglio, on the same day as this Newpapal declaration, broke out into open warfare between the Islamists and the Romans. All this have a phony Anti-council and corrupt Newpopes brought about in fifty years. True Catholics have no alternative other than to shun altogether the anti-Catholic stink of Newchurch and its Newpopes or, as the Italian Catholic poet Dante called the pope of his time: "a sewer of filth."
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
What do you know of Mundelein Seminary in Chicago, Illinois? Is it a true seminary or just one of those phony Novus Ordo seminaries that don't ordain priests any longer?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Mundelein was once the Roman Catholic seminary for the Diocese of Chicago, Illinois. It became part of the anti-Catholic Newchurch in 1964, so since then it has taught the New Order heresy. Sad, because it under the auspices of the priests and seminarians at Mundelein that the Immemorial Tridentine Mass was recorded live in 1940, narrated by Bishop Fulton Sheen. In the opinion of us TRADITIO Fathers, this is the finest recording of a fully Traditional (Solemn) Latin Mass ever made.
Unlike modern recordings, particularly those by "indult" organizations, like the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), which do not use the Traditional Latin Mass, but the Vatican II Anti-council's Half New Order "1962 Mess," the Immemorial Tridentine Mass isn't staged as some kind of showpiece, some "Extraordinary" plaything. The natural beauty and grace of the true Mass is evident in the actions of the priest and his assistants, which reflect an interiorization of what the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass really is, the Mass that this priest celebrated regularly and became a part of his very being.
For more information on this incomparable 1940 live recording of the true Mass, click on FAQ05: What Traditional Catholic Resourses Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files: FAQs and Traditional Apologetics department, in the section "Mass - DVDs."
We TRADITIO Fathers feel very sorry for those Newchurchers who have fallen for the fraud of the Protestantized "Extraordinary Latin" 1962 Mess "performed" by those who are not even priests ordained in the traditional and valid Sacrament of Holy Orders, but since 1968 have been "installed" under the Protestantized New Ordinal as ministers in an invalid rite with power merely "to preside over the assembly of the people."
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
What are we to make of the efforts to bring Newcardinal George Pell, Francis-Bergoglio's now-suspended Chief Financial Officer (Prefect of the Economy) and former Newarchbishop of Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, to justice in Australia for his involvement in paedophilia? Is he being railroaded, as the July 15, 2017 from the Australian News Weekly article that I have provided you suggests, or is he morally culpable?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply:
The Australian article is a pathetic attempt to cover up the realities. Just because Newcardinal Pell denies the charges of paedophilia doesn't mean that they are not true. Virtually every one of the Newprelates who at first pled innocent were later exposed as liars and paedophiles. Moreover, this article was apparently written before the latest child victim came forward.
Pell's principal is also prominently mentioned in the article. Now, what do we know about Bergoglio in this connection? The Marxist Newpope was charged by the Newcardinals who elected him in 2013 to clean up the Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust that is continue to run rampant in Newchurch. In five years Bergoglio has failed to do so; he has not even tried. Two members of his only partially-appointed Child Protection Commission have already resigned in protest against his inaction. Bergoglio, who seems to have all the time in the world to try to force Australia and other developed nations to import Islamic terrorists into their countries -- really none of his business -- has not in five years had time to publish statutes for the operation of his promised Child Protection Commission and to appoint its remaining members. He hasn't even talked openly about the issue of Newchurch's continuing Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust in several years.
Pell may have exhibited some guts to challenge Bergoglio on the pervasive financial fraud going on under the direction of Newvatican, but he certainly hasn't stood up for the children, which is, in the end, a more significant sin against the Divine moral code. Newchurch, which includes Bergoglio and Pell among its leaders, is a machine that has stood by -- or even participated -- in two of the biblical Four Sins that Cry to Heaven for Retribution: sodomy and harming children.
The Newchurch institution should be destroyed by the Divine Justice just as was Sodom and Gomorrah. And it appears that, despite Bergoglio's expensive Newchurch propaganda machine, that is exactly what is happening before our very eyes, as the numbers of Newseminarians, Novus Ordo "nuns," and Protestantized presbyters are tanking, and Newchurchers are leaving Newchurch faster than rats from a sinking ship.
Leftists in the United States, who started with destroying statues erected to heroes of the Confederacy, then moved on to desecrating statues of Padre Junipero Serra. founder of the California Missions, have now gone on to target monuments to other Catholic heroes: St. Joan of Arc, Christopher Columbus, Roger Taney -- even Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Mayor Hector Lora of Passaic, New Jersey, on August 18, 2017, ordered the removal of a shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patron Saint of the Americas. The shrine, erected by a local group, surrounded an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary with flowers and candles.
In New Orleans, Louisiana, on August 21, 2017, Leftists spray-painted the equestrian statue of that city's Patron Saint, the Maid of Orleans, the Martyr St. Joan of Arc, with the words "Take it down" in black paint across the base of the gilt statue on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. It is at this statue that the annual Joan of Arc parade ceremonially pauses on the first day of the Carnival season.
On August 21, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts, Leftists spray-painted the foundation block of a white marble statue of the Catholic discoverer of the Americas, Christopher Columbus with the words "Black Lives Matter," the moniker of the violent Leftist group that has fomented riots in cities across the United States, and a large amount of red paint was poured over the top and sides of the statue, which was situated in Christopher Columbus park on the North End waterfront.
On August 18, 2017, the Maryland Legislature, situated in the capital city of Annapolis, and home of the United States Naval Academy, removed a statue of the first Catholic Supreme Court Justice, Roger Taney, because he had written a decision that denied U.S. citizenship to Africans. Taney was an important figure in U.S. Catholic history. He became the first Catholic to have served in a U.S. President?s cabinet when he was appointed Attorney General by Andrew Jackson in 1831. Taney later served as Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury under President Jackson. He became the first Catholic Supreme Court Justice in 1836, after Jackson nominated him as Chief Justice. The bronze statue of him was erected in 1872, just outside the original front door of the State House.
True Catholics, who knows who the next Catholic targets will be, since the Newchurchers of the United States have to date been gutless wonders, failing to stand up to the desecrations and the mania of anti-Catholic historical revisionism? The Newchurch of the New Order is not Catholic, but anti-Catholic. Its current leader, the Marxist Newpope Fracis-Bergoglio seems Hell-bent on destroying the memory of anything Catholic in Europe, in the Americas, and in fact all over the world.
Newchurch's feminist leader in the United States has called upon Newchurchers to look past the "Golden Age of Religious" in the 1950s and come to terms with the fact that most Newchurch "nuns" will be dead in a decade. Very, very few woman are ignorant enough to want to waste their life in the few remaining convents of the heretical Newchurch of the New Order.
On August 14, 2017, New Order "Sister" Mary Pellegrino, outgoing president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, told the Newchurch "nuns" of the United States in her keynote address to the group's annual assembly in Orlando, Florida, to forget the fact that the number of Newchurch "nuns" is dwindling. Pellegrino is an advocate Newchurch's fallacy of Subjectivism: that if you wish the truth away, it is no longer the truth.
But, contrary to Pellegrino's wish, it is nevertheless a fact that most Newchurch "nuns" will be dead in a decade, and there are no new ones to replace them. Her organization represents 80 per cent of the remaining 48,500 female New Order religious in the United States. Even Pellegrino had to admit to her assembly the sobering statistics that "it is all downhill." Her former New Order "nuns" have left teaching in the schools to take secular jobs. Her former New Order "nuns" have swapped their religious habits -- or what little is left of them in the New Order sect -- for street clothes. Her former New Order "nuns" have embraced extremist political feminism. Her remaining New Order "nuns" are old and dying. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Service.]
True Cathoics, a desperate Pellegrino even appealed to "centuries-old spiritualities." But Newchurch despises Tradition, so that won't happen. Many religious orders have died out since the Vatican II Anti-council. Fortunately, many of them remain in traditional Catholic communities. Thanks be to God, traditional Dominicans, Franciscans, Carmelites, and other venerable Catholic orders continue to flourish in traditional Catholic communities.
Fr. Albert in a communique issued on August 17, 2017, announced that the attempts by Neo-SSPX bishop Alfonso de Galarreta to establish a New Dominican community within the Neo-SSPX have failed. In November 2013, Fr. Pierre-Marie, O.P., and ten other priests of the traditional Dominican Monastery of Avrille, France, had abandoned the Neo-SSPX's Superior-Dictator because of his plan to sell out the Society to the Newchurch of the New Order and its Marxist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio. Avrille then became a headquarters of "The Resistance" to Fellay
As a result, Galarreta attempted to get the Dominican Friars of Steuffeshausen, Belgium, which included five former members of the Neo-SSPX, to affiliate with Fellay. After four years of negotiations, Galarreta failed to persuade this new traditional Dominican community to affiliate with Fellay, and the Dominicans have now decided to have nothing to do with Fellay and his Neo-SSPX, but to remain fully independent.
Fr. Albert, head of the traditional Dominicans of Belgium, now admits that it seemed to be the "hand of God" that prevented the traditional Dominicans from "reconciling" with Fellay. He said that in spite of all the community's efforts, "every time the community seemed to be on the brink of purchasing a property in France something happened to block it."
The traditional Dominicans of Avrille, meanwhile, have charged bishop Galaretta with acting illegally by trying to separate off the five Dominicans into a new Neo-SSPX community and inciting them to violate their vow of perpetual obedience to Avrille. Galaretta was charged with an "illegal and schismatic" act in violating religious law. The five had stolen off from Avrille in the middle of the night of April 12, 2011, with the complicity of Fellay's German District-Superior, Franz Schmidberger. Fr. Albert, for toying with Galaretta and Fellay, was charged with violating his vow of perpetual obedience to Avrille.
True Catholics, the Neo-SSPX's leader, Bernie Fellay, never ceases his imperious stratagems to weaken any opposition to his personal power and to browbeat his members, both clergy and laity, into a toothless group of slaves to his own personal ambitions to become Tyrant-in-Chief of pseudo-traditionalists for the Francis-Bergoglio's Newchurch of the New Order.
It is not widely known that while Francis-Bergoglio pretends to censure the "Gay Lobby" (his term) that controls his Newvatican, he actually has noted "gay" advocates as his principal consultants. One of these, Presbyter Timothy Radcliff, on May 10, 2017, proclaimed that sodomy, Biblically designated as One of the Biblical Four Sins that Cry out to Heaven for Retribution, can express Christ's "self-gift" (whatever that means) in opposition to the "absolutism and the tyranny of tradition at the exclusion of creativity." Radcliffe is a Consultor for Francis-Bergoglio's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. He insinuated his way into the Newdominican Order to become its Master from 1992 to 2001.
For heretic Radcliff, there is no moral right and wrong (what he calls "absolutism"), so it is perfectly okay for Newchurch clergy to sodomize children. He denounces Sacred Tradition, another heresy. Francis-Bergoglio has previously stated that some of his best friends are atheists. So too are outright heretics, like Radcliffe, who share his own heresies.
Radcliffe loves Francis-Bergoglio's heresy-containing document, Amoris laetitia (The Joy of Sex) and says that Newchurchers living in a state of sin in bigamous relationships (civil divorce with civil remarriage) should be able to take the Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid as "medicine." Last we heard, cookies and Kool-Aid, both laced with sugars, were actually destructive of health!
Radcliffe agrees with the Arch-heretic Martin Luther that objective right and wrong do not exist. It is only an individual's personal self-fabricated moral notions that count, even if they violate the explicit teaching of Christ. Thus, Radcliffe should not be calling himself even a Christian, but a Lutherian, if he doesn't accept Christ's own teachings. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
Good Catholics, the sacrilege of taking "communion" -- which Newchurch has not had since the invalid New Ordinal of 1968 and the invalid New Mess of 1969 -- for people who are living with someone who is not their spouse as if that person were their spouse is not a restriction a man-made law. It is a part of the teaching of Christ, who says that such a person is damned. As to Francis-Bergoglio's fake notion of "mercy," true mercy lies not in encouraging people to think that sin can be forgiven without being renounced; it lies in teaching people what God's commandments are and urging them to live within those commandments.
As Radical Leftist factions in the United States conduct their desecration of historic statuary and monuments, their vendetta is now extending to religious statues. It is now not only the great figures of the Confederacy that are being attacked, but Catholic religious figures. The first victim was Fra Junipero Serra, the (traditional) Catholic Franciscan who brought the Catholic Faith to the Spaniards and Indians in Alta California by establishing there a chain of 21 Catholic Missions. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Holy Cards, California Missions & Stations of the Cross department in the section "Catholic Missions."
The statue of Padre Serra that stands in the park outside Mission San Fernando was vandalized, presumably by La Raza racists, on August 17, 2017. The statue was spray-painted in red, and the word "murder" was sprayed on Padre Serra's image in white paint. The Indian child standing beside the Serra figure, representing the local Indians whom the padres at the Missions protected from hostile Indian tribes and taught the Catholic faith, sacred vocal and instrumental music, and practical arts such as viticulture, candle-making, and animal husbandry, was also spray-painted in red. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by CBS News.]
True Catholics, it seems that the world, both civil society and the Newchurch of the New Order, is sinking into a like chaos that followed the Fall of Rome and led St. Benedict of Nursia to gather up books and religious articles into his monastery at Monte Cassino, there to preserve Roman Culture until the Dark Ages ended. It did take half a millennium, but the true Church did rise once, at that time into the glory of the Catholic High Middle Ages. One cannot become pessimistic about the eventual victory of the true Church and of Western Civilization, whose divine spark the barbarians cannot suppress indefinitely.
Dom Aidan Nichols, a leading Newchurch Dominican theologian, on August 18, 2017, broke his silence and publicly denounced Francis-Bergoglio's heretical teaching on marriage as leading to a "very grave situation" and has proposed a change in Newcanon Law to correct Newpopes' doctrinal errors. He was a signatory to a private letter of 45 presbyters and theologians to Bergoglio in 2016 to the College of Newcardinals requesting that they demand Bergoglio to correct his heresies on marriage.
Many Catholics are unaware that in 1983 the Unsaint JPII-Woytyla substituted for Catholic Canon Law a Protestantized version, which is not Catholic. It is this anti-Catholic version to which Dom Nichols is referring. Dom Nichols predicted that there is as a result now in Newchurch "a danger of possible schism" but that it was not as immediate a danger as "the spread of a moral heresy."
Fr. Nichols was specifically referring to the heresies contained in Francis-Bergoglio's March 19, 2016, document Amoris laetitia (The Joy of Sex) He said that Newchurch needs "a procedure for calling to order a [New]pope who teaches error" in order to "dissuade [New]popes from any tendency to doctrinal waywardness." He referred to the case of Pope Honorius (625-658), who was excommunicated by the Third Oecumenical Council of Constantinople (680-681) retroactively as a heretic who had taught heresy.
Honorius was only one of several heretical popes in the history of the Church. For further information, click on POPELIM: Limitations of Papal Authority to Change Sacred Tradition, From the Writings of Roman Catholic Popes, Councils, Saints, and Theologians in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files: FAQs and Traditional Apologetics department.
Dom Nichols enumerated several of Francis-Bergoglio's heresies.
True Catholics, Dom Nichols correctly pointed out that the dogmatic First Vatican Council had restricted the doctrine of papal infallibility, so that "it is not the position of the Roman Catholic Church that a pope is incapable of leading people astray by false teaching as a public doctor." It is sad that all too many Catholics are ignorant of the Catholic dogma of the limitation of papal authority. They ignorantly seem to believe that if the pope sneezes, it is a divine pronouncement! The Catholic Faith is above all a rational faith, and such silly fancies offend God Himself.
On August 16, 2016, the Newcardinals revealed the next step in correcting Francis-Bergoglio's heresies concerning marriage, contained in his March 19, 2016, document Amoris laetitia (The Joy of Sex). Since June 2016, Bergoglio has been given over a year by the Newcardinals to correct his heresies, but has failed to do so. Therefore, the Newcardinals are planning to issue a formal declaration of what the Church teaches about marriage, the family, acts that are intrinsically evil, etc., and how Bergoglio has departed from these Church teachings. Bergoglio will then be adjured to conform his own teaching in obedience to Christ and the Magisterium of the Church.
It is a common misconception that popes are the Magisterium of the Church. In Latin, magister is a masculine noun, denoting a teacher; in contrast, magisterium is a neuter noun, denoting teaching authority. That Magisterium must be, by explicit dogma, based upon Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, to which even popes must conform or be declared heretics.
Francis-Bergoglio is now being publicly charged with tearing Newchurch asunder by causing "uncertainty, confusion, and disorientation among many of the faithful" in allowing the (invalid) Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid to be given to bigamists, those who have civilly divorced their spouses and then presumed to contract a phony civil "marriage," in which they live in adulterous bigamy. Bergoglio is essentially being charged in their statement by the Newcardinals with formal schism, if not heresy, both excommunicable offenses:
People can, however, be living in a schismatic situation if the teaching of Christ has been abandoned. The more appropriate word would be the one Our Lady used in her Message of Fatima: apostasy. There can be apostasy within the Church and this, in fact, is what is going on. In connection with the apostasy, Our Lady also referred to the failure of pastors to bring the Church to unity. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
There is ample precedent in the history of the Church for denouncing a pope as a heretic. The first was related by St. Paul in his Epistle to the Galatians (2:11/DRV et seq.) in which the Saint denounced Peter in front of the Council of the Apostles for falling into heresy. Another interesting precedent is that of Pope John XXII (1316-1334).
In three sermons from 1331 until 1333, the pope preached and wrote against the common opinion of theologians, preaching instead that the souls of the just do not enjoy the Beatific Vision immediately after death, nor that the wicked are at once eternally damned, but that all await the final judgment of God at the Last Day. The pope was denounced as a heretic and summoned to be brought before a council for trial and condemnation. Yet he persisted in teaching this error, even throwing into the papal dungeon one who accused him of heresy. Eventually, however, the pope appointed a commission of theologians to examine the question, which easily showed him that his teaching was contrary to the almost universal opinion of theologians.
On the day before his death, December 3, 1334, he issued the Bull Ne super his in the presence of the College of Cardinals, formally and solemnly abjuring his erroneous teaching. Upon his deathbed, the pope solemnly recanted his every opinion, every teaching contrary to the Catholic Faith, alluding to his heretical sermons. This instance, among many others, do not leave any room for doubt but that it is possible for a pope to be guilty of heresy.
True Catholics, of course, what the Newcardinals and the Newpope have been playing in 2016-2017 is a phony game. The Newchurch of the New Order has not been the Catholic Church since 1964, when the Vatican II Anti-council changed the "institutional" Church to the Newchurch of the New Order and dumped the Catholic Church, which now exists only outside the Newchurch structure. Newcardinal Ray "Bully" Burke is a dedicated member of the New Order sect, and can be seen in his Novus Ordo get-up simulating the invalid Novus Ordo Mess. Burke has been caught red-handed in scandal after scandal, until now he has been stripped of all offices and secreted away in Newvatican. Newchurch will never become Catholic because its very constitution is anti-Catholic. No true Catholic can have anything to do with it, its phony Mess, its phony sacraments, its Protestant doctrine, and its pig-sty morals.
You've heard all the derisive Leftist, atheistic, secularist putdown: Catholicism is "mediaeval." Catholics, on the contrary, point to the Middle Ages as a high point of the Church, boasting some of the most brilliant minds in all of history, such as the scientist Roger Bacon, the composer Perotin the Great, the painter Giotto, and the philosopher-theologians St. Albert the Great, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Bonaventure, among so many others. As usual, the Leftists are dead wrong -- and new scientific study now proves it.
Medical researchers decided to test mediaeval Catholic prescriptions, fully expecting that they were worthless, if not harmful. But it makes sense that the Church was a leader in medicine, first as it spread into the West the knowledge of such legendary figures as Hippocrates (of the Hippocratic Oath, taken by physicians to this day), Galen, and Celsus. The Catholic Church's mission is the care of souls, which often overlaps with the care of the body. The Catholic Church organized history's first network of nursing and hospitals. Many monasteries had a hospital for the poor annexed to them. Mediaeval Catholic universities also developed medical science to a significant degree hitherto unrecognized.
The medical researchers fully expected the mediaeval prescriptions that they studied to be at best placebos. But what they found has startled medical science. It seems that long before Alexander Fleming, who discovered Penicillin in 1928, medieval Catholic physicians had discovered antibiotics. One mediaeval prescription, it turned out, was a more effective antibiotic against the virulent staphylococcus bacterium, which still continues to elude modern scientists, now in the form of deadly MRSA (Methycillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), which kills a million people a year, expected to reach ten million by 2050.
If the mediaeval Catholic physicians were so knowledgeable, why did this knowledge fall into desuetude and begin a return only in the modern era? Well, it seems that the cause was similar to the reason why the Black Plague wiped out more than one-third of Europe in the fourteenth century: superstition -- not on the part of the Catholics, but on the part of the anti-Catholics. It was the heretics in the Middle Ages who killed cats because they were considered to be the familiars of witches, whereas Catholics did not believe in witches. If the anti-Catholic heretics had not killed all the cats, the rats, who were the hosts for the Bubonic Plague flea and who were the prey of cats, would have been wiped out.
Just so, the heretics, who hated the Catholic Church, had characterized the mediaeval Catholic Church as dark and backward, in fancied opposition to the heretics' own "enlightened" thought. Thus, the heretics rejected all the benefits that mediaeval Catholic medicine could provide. Modern medical researchers have in fact found that Catholic mediaeval medicine was highly developed and used a scientific methodology of observation and testing. Now the mediaeval prescriptions are starting to form the basis of modern research into desperately-needed new antibiotics. Another mediaeval Catholic prescription may hold the key to reversing macular degeneration, an increasingly-common affliction among our modern senior population. One mediaeval Catholic manual contains around 6000 references to specific ingredients and 360 very detailed prescriptions, which address over 110 diseases. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.S. Library of Commerce Lecture Series.]
True Catholics, we have all heard the slurs against traditional Catholics, particularly in the High Middle Ages. Now modern medicine has put the lie to modern anti-Catholic propaganda and has found evidence that the mediaeval Catholic scientists were smarter than the modern secularist scientists, who are now seen to have been responsible for setting modern medicine back by centuries behind the Catholic advances -- and killed more than one-third of Europe as a result.
I am a 79-year old traditional Catholic, a member of a chapel that is run by one of the fully traditional Catholic organizations. I am also a retired United States Navy veteran. In planning for my eventual interment, I should like to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, which is a military cemetery in Washington, D.C. Realizing that as a traditional Catholic, I should be buried in hallowed ground, may just the single burial plot be blessed by a traditional Catholic priest, who would be the officiant at the graveside service?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Your question now becomes a general one for all traditional Catholics. Many of these abhor the thought of being buried in a cemetery run by the New Order sect, except in cases where previous family members have been buried in a Catholic cemetery before the New Order sect took it over. Thus, traditional Catholics often choose to be buried in general cemeteries not affiliated with any religious denomination. Or, as in this case, a specialized cemetery like a military cemetery.
Traditional Catholics will be happy to know that the Exsequial rites of the Church, contained in the traditional Rituale Romanum, easily provide for such cases. First, when the deceased is conveyed to the grave, the priest (and schola, if available) sings one of the most beautiful of Gregorian chants: In paradisum deducant te Angeli: "Into Paradise may the Angels lead thee: at thy arrival may the Martyrs take thee up and bear thee to the holy city Jerusalem...." When the deceased has arrived at the gravesite, the priest blesses the grave with the Oration Deus, cuius miseratione animae fidelium requisecat.... Following the blessing of the grave, the priest chants another of the most beautiful of Gregorian chants: Ego sum resurrectio et vita: "I am the resurrection and the life: He who believes in me, even if he shall have died, will live: And everyone who lives and believes in me, shall never die."
Concerning preparations for a traditional Catholic funeral, click on FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files: FAQs and Traditional Apologetics department, in the section "Cremation and Traditional Funeral Instructions."
It has taken two decades, but Bernie Fellay's house of cards is finally falling. Newchurch doesn't want him. More than 100 of his priests have abandoned him. Now one of the Neo-SSPX's most respected leaders has had enough of him, Fr. Paul Morgan, who had recently District Superior of the United Kingdom and Scandanavia, then moved on to become a Prior of Canada. Fr. Morgan had been a great missionary for the Society, having founded its mission in the Philippines.
When the three Neo-SSPX bishops (Fellay, Galarreta, Tissier de Mallerais) and 25 District Superiors met in Albano, Italy, on October 7-8, 2011, and Bernie Fellay was told in no uncertain terms that he could not engage in further "negotiations" with Newrome to sell out the Neo-SSPX, Fr. Morgan did what a leader of his people should do: he reported back to his U.K. \members what had happened at the meeting. Fellay flew into a rage and chastized the highly-respected Fr. Morgan to the horror of U.K. Neo-SSPXers. As a result, Fellay tried to impose an Order of Silence upon all Neo-SSPX leaders.
Fr. Morgan is an outspoken opponent to the Modernist Vatican II Anti-council to which Fellay is trying to play the sycophant. Fr. Morgan has publicly opposed Fellay's attempted sellout of the once-traditional Catholic SSPX of Archbishop Lefebvre to the Marxist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio.Fr. Morgan, who seems to be one its best and most honest leaders left in the Neo-SSPX, tried to continue to serve the Neo-SSPX, thinking that he could continue after the example of the great Archbishop Lefebvre, but ultimately determined that he could not do so with Superior-Dictator Fellay at the helm. Thus, he quit Fellay, joining the seven leading Prior-Pastors in France who recently quit Fellay when Fellay placed the control of Neo-SSPX in the power of the heretic Newpope, Francis-Bergoglio.
The date of Fr. Morgan's abandoning Fellay, August 10, is significant: the feastday of St. Lawrence of Rome, one of the most prominent Martyr-Saints of the Church, who suffered unspeakable tortures at the hands of the Roman emperor. Fr. Morgan is now living with a group of traditional Capuchins.
True Catholics, Fr. Morgan's departure is a crushing blow to the facade that Bernie Fellay puts up. It has become clear that Fellay is damaged goods of his own making and needs to go. Our bet is that he will be forced out at the next General Chapter meeting in Summer 2018. But the damage is done. The Neo-SSPX, which long ago departed from the traditional Catholic principles of its great founder, Archbishop Lefebvre, will hobble along, but it will never recover from the quarter century of the tyrrany of Fellay.
You know that the world has shifted on his poles when the purported Newpope is a Marxist, and the Russian President is a devout Catholic and Apostolic Christian. At a visit to the Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Kronstadt, Vladimir Putin minced no words about the purported Newpope when he proclaimed:
If you look around at what he [Francis-Bergoglio] says, it is clear that he is not a man of God.? At least not the Christian God, not the God of the Bible.
That hits the nail on the head! Not only is Bergoglio not a Christian, but a Marxist, he is an enemy of Western Civilization, which previous popes fought to protect as the foundation of the Catholic Church. Bergoglio's economics are Marxist. He is an advocate of One World Government, incompatible with Christianity; of open borders, contrary to the teaching of the Catholic Church on the sovereignty of nations; and of homosexuality, which undermines the family as the basis of society in God's Natural Law ("Who am I to judge," he says)
Francis-Bergoglio grew up in a Marxist-bent country, Argentina, and joined the Marxist Newjesuits, who advocate violent "Liberation Theology," that is, the murder of conservative South American government officials. He wants to make a Newchurch "saint" out of his fellow Marxist Oscar Romero, and has for this purpose changed the saint-making rules for his Newchurch of the New Order.
Putin, on the other hand, appears to be a devout Catholic and Apostolic Christian, albeit in formally schismatic (but valid) Russian Orthodoxy. Putin's mother was a devout Russian Orthodox Church and attended Divine Liturgy regularly, despite the atheistic Soviet Union's persecution against Christians then. Young Vladimir was baptized and himself regularly attended Divine Liturgy. To this day he wears a crucifix blessed by a priest, given to him by his mother. He is reported to approach the Sacrament of Penance regularly and to have a Russian Orthodox bishop as his confessor. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by ABC Media.]
True Catholics, who is the true believer and who is the fraud in this picture? It seems that as the years pass, Francis-Bergoglio is being exposed at the highest levels for the fraud that he is perpetrating by using the carcass of the "institutional" Church as a Marxist political vehicle, while Neocon Newchurchers and pseudo-traditionalists bow the knee to his fraud. They deserve what they get. "Deus non irridetur" [God is not mocked] (Galatians 6:7/DRV).
Numbers revealed recently by the Central Office of Statistics of the Newvatican have confirmed that from 2012 through 2016, Newchurch "vocations" continue to sink. (We put the word in quotation marks because one cannot have a vocation to a heresy.) Worldwide, the number of New Order seminarians dropped 3.1 per cent in just those five years.
The data further confirm that Francis-Bergoglio has neither arrested nor reversed the decline. Yet the situation for Newchurch is worse that even those figures would indicate. The presbyter-per-Newchurcher ratio is becoming far worse, falling by twice as much as the number of Newseminarians.
The few Newchurch "conservative" groups that were doing marginally better have been gutted by Francis-Bergoglio. Bergoglio has placed the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate under inquisition by a Newvatican commissioner because its founder was accused of a "Lefebvrist drift." Bergoglio has charged the Family of the Incarnate Word with an "exaggerated drift to doctrinal or disciplinary security" (translation: "too conservative") and has blocked the installation of the Family?s New Order presbyters.
Bergoglio has ordered an Apostolic Visitation (translation: "Inquisition") of the Heralds of the Gospel and has charged the "conservative" group with believing in an "occult doctrine supported by the Devil," that is, the doctrine of the Catholic Church. Bergoglio keeps "conservative" groups under surveillance because, as he recently told 140 Religious Superiors in Newvatican, they "seem to be soldiers ready to fight for the Faith and good morals." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by First Things.]
True Catholics, an ever-weaker Newchurch finds its "vocations" in continuing decline. Shortly, there will be no new presbyter-ministers, and the old ones will have completely died off. If Francis-Bergoglio were a Catholic pope, that would trouble him. But he is a Marxist; this destruction of the Catholic Church is exactly what he wants and works hard for every day.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
In early August 2017, the Guinean Newcardinal Robert Sarah, Francis-Bergoglio's personally-appointed Prefect for New Order Divine Worship and the Discipline of the [New Order] Sacraments, made the surprise announcement that it is high time to impose the Novus Ordo Protestantized Lectionary and Calendar of the New Mess on the pseudo-Latin Messes of 1962, erroneously termed "Extraordinary." Sarah was simply following through on the terms of Benedict-Ratzinger's 2007 Motu Proprio Summorum pontificum and the 2012 Instruction Universae Ecclesiae, which provided that the Half New Order 1962 Mess and the Full-blown invalid New Order Mess of 1969 should influence each other. Now, ten years later, Sarah is lowering the boom on the Newchurch pseudo-traditionalists.
The mendacious Newchurch "conservatives" conveniently downplayed, even ignored, this Ratzingerian provision. And now it has come back to bite them in the person of Ratzinger's Newcardinal. Sarah isn't ignoring Ratzinger's dicta from before he abdicated, which fit right in with Francis-Bergoglio's anti-traditional, anti-Catholic mentality. Sarah is known to be a Ratzingerian, and the idea of imposing the Protestantized New Order Lectionary on the "Extraordinary" 1962 Mess had long been a craving and an endeavor of Ratzinger. In fact, Ratzinger made his desire public long before he was elected Newpope in 2005. Ratzinger's dream is that, eventually, most of the Half New Order "Mess of 1962" will be merged with the invalid "New" Mess of 1969. Soon Newchurch, which has not ordained priests since the implementation of the Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968, but only presbyter-ministers, will be able to dress up in the finest fiddle-back vestments, but if a monkey dresses up in fine vestments, he's still a monkey!
In practical terms, an imposition of the Protestantized 1970 Novus Ordo Lectionary would disrupt the 1962 Mess in two very obvious and significant ways. First, it would mean moving the Feast of Christ the King from the traditional last Sunday of October to join the Protestants at the end of November. The other change would be to intrude the Divine Mercy fraud on the Sunday after Easter Sunday, which is the grandest and greatest Octave day in the Christian Faith. The Octave Day of Easter is supposed to repeat and echo and crown the glory of Easter, the most important day of the year. Instead, Newchurch removes that and puts in its place the feast of a questionable Newchurch Unsaint, whose supposed locutions from Christ were doctored by the heretical Newchurch prelates to imply the false Oecumenism of the Vatican II Anti-council and the even more erroneous suggestion of the Heresy of Universal Salvation.
So, Benedict-Ratzinger, Francis-Bergoglio, and Robert Sarah dare even to crown the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ with their heresies and abominations. Slowly and gradually, the fallen-away semi-traditionalists will gradually be led by the Leftist Newpopes further and further away from Tradition, and the Extraordinary "Mess of 1962" will fuse with the invalid Novus Ordo Mess of 1969. Simultaneously, Francis-Bergoglio has already ordered a Newest Mess to simulate with Protestants (and surely Newchurchers), which will not include the semblance of a Consecration. The "Presider" of this abomination may be a layman, a ministress, or a non-priest presbyter.
The only liturgical antidote for real Catholics is to go back to the Traditional Latin Mass, defined as no later than 1950. Anything after that has been polluted by the Protestantizations of the Chief Architect of the New Order, Hannibal Bugnini. To oppose the Heresy of the New Order, you must march in the opposite direction; no true Catholic can make peace with it. Newchurch is the antipode of Christianity; Newchurch is a pagan conventicle. True Catholics must seek not only to refuse Newchurch but also, at the right time, to attack and annihilate it.
On July 23, 2017, Francis-Bergoglio, through his Newmonsignorial aide, congratulated and imparted his blessing to a "gay" couple who were "married" in a civil ceremony in Brazil in 2011. Mr. Toni Reis, one member of the "gay" couple, is General Secretary of the Brazilian Association of Gays, Lesbians, and Transgender Persons, who wrote to Bergoglio informing him of the April 2017 (illegal) baptism of the "couple's" three adopted children in the Newcathedral of the Archdiocese of Curitiba. The couple had just baptized its three "adopted" children. The Newchurch parish presbyter performed the baptisms into the perversion of a "family," a grave violation of Church law.
Bergoglio's aide, Newmonsignor Paolo Borgia, sent the greetings in Bergoglio's name: "Pope Francis looks with appreciation, expresses to you his sentiments of esteem, and invokes upon your family [sic] abundance of divine graces, to live constantly and faithfully the condition of Christians, as good children of God and of the Church, and sends you a propitious Apostolic Blessing [sic]."
Bergoglio's message is particularly ironic because the couple is living in the state of the Sin of Sodomy, one of the Biblical Four Sins that Cry out to Heaven for Retribution. If anything, Bergoglio should have sent a letter of moral condemnation. Previously, in 2015, Bergoglio had sent a congratulatory letter to a "Lesbian couple." A week later, Newbishop Carlos Cruz Santos of Caico, Brazil, delivered a sermon characterizing homosexuality as a "gift from God." Obviously, he got the Bergoglian message!
When news of Bergoglio's blessing of a "gay" couple hit the newswires, there was such a backlash that his Newvatican tried to downplay its significance and professed ignorance. That explanation provoked even further outrage. The message clearly told Newbishops and presbyters to "welcome and bless" sodomy, even when it involves children. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic World Report.]
True Catholics, not only is Francis-Bergoglio a heretic. He is morals are more fit for a pig-sty than the putative Newpope of the Newchurch of the New Order. That Newchurchers put up with his rejection of the Catholic Church is bad enough. But that people like Bernie Fellay, the Superior-Dictator of the Neo-SSPX, want to become Bergoglio's "best buddy" is even sicker. The pigs in the sty, who are actually quite intelligent animals, are ashamed to be associated with such ilk.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
A nautical analogy of the Titanic is particularly useful to explain the present situation of the Church. In 1964, the Church of Property started to take on water down below. The cause was problems in the boiler room. Incompetent sailors had let rust set in after the death of Captain Sarto, and the following captains were too lax. The plating was rusting through, but the ship sailed merrily on, and nobody wanted to admit the problem. Small holes started to spew water in 1950, 1956, 1959 (Good Friday Office), 1960 (calendar). Faster and faster they came. The holes became larger -- much larger--in 1962, 1965 (gutting of the formula for distributing Holy Communion), 1967 (use of the vulgar tongues in the Sacred Canon, violating the anathema of the dogmatic Council of Trent), 1968 (new anti-Apostolic canons), 1969 (invalid Protestantized New Mess), and on it went.
In 1970, Lieutenant Lefebvre, realizing the inevitable outcome, lowered a lifeboat over the side. Able Seaman de Pauw had even earlier done so in 1964 even earlier, with radio broadcasts in most major cities of North America. Lefebvre lashed his boat to the Titanic so as to commiserate with Captain Montini, but all to no avail. On the horizon, one could see the sinking of other boats. They were already approaching the water-line.
Lt. Lefebvre, out of charity, refused to cut the line to the Titanic. But Captain Montini, in an act of vile rage, cut the rope himself in 1975. Lefebvre shook his head in dismay, but ordered his men to steer the lifeboat away from the sinking ship. After Lefebvre died, Captain Fellay reversed course and steered the lifeboat back into the Charybdis! The new Master of the Titanic, Captain Bergoglio, beckons him. He flashes promises to Fellay: titles, emoluments, purple socks, and priories, and a sumptuous offshore account. Fellay is mesmerized, so much so that he can no longer "discern" that the Titanic is sinking.
Bergoglio plays Captain Bligh. He has ordered his lieutenants to poke holes in the ship to make it sink faster. These holes have names: Subjectivism, Modernism, Marxism, Liberation Theology, Synodalism. The lieutenants also enlarge old holes: Oecumenism, Religious Liberty, Collegiality, Socialism, Inculturation. The other crewmen on the Titanic are not concerned with all the fuss and plans. They are too busy sodomizing one another to care about anything else.
Fellay throws time and again a death-line to the sinking Titanic, but Captain Bergoglio refuses to retrieve it. He's waiting for the Titanic to get closer to the waterline so that, once his steel-wire death-line is secure, there will be no time left for Fellay to cut it: the Neo-SSPX will be sucked down with the ship.
The Neocons are divided. Some have stayed aboard the Titanic to re-arrange the deck chairs. They feel that concentration on this vital task will divert their attention from reality, which they hope is only a passing nightmare. Others have stayed behind to polish the precious silverware and cleanse the priceless plate. Other Neocons have lowered lifeboats, but, of course, they make sure that they are lashed securely to the sinking ship. They mistake the ship for the Faith that once sustained it. They are zealously and religiously devoted to material property. They really do love their god, Mammon. If the choice is to be between the Church of Faith and the Church of Property, they are determined to have the latter at all costs.
Our Lady appears miraculously in a boat that has floated down from Heaven. She appeals to everyone: only my Son can save this ship from ruination by a miracle. But Captain Bergoglio cannot hear her. She is drowned out by the noises in his head: the noises of heresy, imaginary mercy, self-aggrandizement, tango, and other junk music -- whatever. Fellay hears Our Lady, but he puts his hands over his ears: he wants to return to the ship to be given charge of the state rooms, with their enormous shimmering mirrors framed in solid gold. He imagines himself as a prince strutting in finery. The mirrors reflect his vanity into his glowing eyes. Fellay's two episcopal lieutenants hear Our Lady, but they cannot decide what to do, and the other lieutenant was thrown over the side for suggesting that they return to Lefebvre's course -- to steer towards the eternal port.
A small courageous gang continues to steer away from the Titanic in life-rafts and small lifeboats: the Independents, the Resistance, and small groups. Some of them have only lifejackets to sustain them: they seem alone but they are protected from on high. They struggle just to survive, but they have hope because they have kept the Faith.
The TRADITIO Network covered extensively at the time the fraud involved in the building of the Newcathedral monstrosity known as "Christ the Light" in Oakland, California under Newbishop Allen Vigneron. The traditional cathedral, St. Francis de Sales, built in the 19th century by artists from Europe, was seriously damaged in a 1989 earthquake and could have been restored. However, it was "too traditional," so Newbishop John Cummins had it destroyed, even though a coalition of churches in Oakland offered to buy it to preserve the traditional cathedral structure.
The mendacious Newbishop Cummins, together with his successor, Vigneron, lied to their people, saying that Oakland didn't need a cathedral, and a nearby church was used instead for a few years. However, behind the scenes, the deadly duo were misappropriating funds out of the Newparish schools to the tune of over 200,000,000 dollars to build in 2008 what turned out to be the waste of a good parking lot in downtown Oakland. Even that exorbitant amount was not enough to complete the work. Parts of the Newcathedral were left undone when the money ran out.
The structure is a ghastly Modernistic one, which features a scummy, algae-infested open baptismal "pool" inside the entrance and a large crucifix, outside the sanctuary, of course, which features a Christ without crown of thorns, with hair effeminately parted in the middle, with no sign of the Passion. It looks as if He had just gotten out of a milk bath and walked to stand on the cross!
God is not mocked (Galatians 6:7/DRV). Now, just nine years later, it seems that the Newchurch monstrosity, stolen from the schoolchildren of Oakland, is structurally sinking. The concrete foundation is already cracking, the plumbing is falling apart, the drywall is cracking, ceilings and doors are misaligned, water is flowing into the underground parking and other structures. An entire level of the parking structure "will remain closed for the foreseeable future to limit further deflection of the floor slab and future repair costs." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the San Jose Mercury News.]
True Catholics, Allen Vigneron hightailed it out of Oakland in 2009, just before the depth of the scam could be determined. Vigneron, another one of those immoral Newbishop who tried to delude Newchurchers into thinking that he was "conservative," left Oakland in the ditch (literally) and took up residence with a bigger pointed hat in Detroit, Michigan. John Cummins never tried to pawn himself off as a "conservative." He was a Leftist, and everyone knew it. Hopefully, the monstrous Newchurch cathedral will soon be condemned, just as Newchurch itself, together with its charlatan Newbishops, should be condemned and shunned by true Catholics.
On August 6, 2017, the 39th anniversary of the death of Newpope Paul VI-Montini (1963-1978), the Marxist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio visited the tomb of his predecessor Newpope. The execrable Newpope Montini promulgated every one of the sixteen anti-Catholic and heretical documents of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965). Pope John XXIII signed not a one of them. Bergoglio enthusiastically follows in the footsteps of his heretic Newpope predecessors from Montini on.
So enraptured was Berogoglio with the Modernist heresies promulgated by Montini that he personally Novus-Ordo "beatified" him in 2014. An ex post facto and phony Novus-Ordo beatification cannot overturn the truth of Montini's doctrinal (and, by reputation, other) corruption. Like Bergoglio, Montini was also known to have Leftist (Marxist) connections. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Vatican Radio.]
True Catholics, John XXIII may have called the Vatican II Anti-council -- which veered away from his more traditional intentions for it when he was stricken by stomach cancer--, but it was Paul VI-Montini who did the official dirty work by promulgating every one of its sixteen heretical and corrupt documents. In the first of these that Montini promulgated, Lumen gentium, the constitution of the Church was changed, and the heretical Newchurch of the New Order was established as the "institutional Church" in place of the Catholic Church on that dark day that every true Catholic should burn into his head: November 21, 1964. Thence Montini went on to destroy the Mass, the Sacraments, and the priesthood. By 1970 he had destroyed most of Catholicism in the "institutional" Church.
In 2004, shortly after Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust broke out into public notice, the TRADITIO Network was a leader in covering the scandal involving the Newchurch bishop of Phoenix, Arizona, Thomas O'Brien, when the drunk Newbishop killed 43-year-old Jim Reed, a husband and father, and claimed that he was so drunk that he thought he had run over a dog. He didn't bother to get out and check. Evidence showed, however, that O'Brien knew exactly what he had done. The pedestrian's remains were splattered all over O'Brien's windshield, and O'Brien attempted to cover up evidence of his crime by scraping the man's remains off his windshield without reporting the incident to police. O'Brien got off with a slap on the wrist: no prison time, just 1,000 hours of community service -- pandering fraudulent Novus Ordo Messes, no doubt!
O'Brien got off in 2004 with a slap on the wrist. But in 2017, with hatred for Newchurch paedophile clergy supported from their Newpopes on down having become in the interim much more inflamed, O'Brien may not get off as easily, now that new evidence has come forward. It seems that killing fathers and husbands was not the only thing this besotted Newbishop did. He also engaged in a Newdiocese-wide cover-up of rampant sodomy, rape, and other sexual assaults upon children there. O'Brien in 2003 had admitted that he let Newchurch presbyters involved in sex crimes continue to assault children. It was just after this acknowledgment that an unrepentant and drunk O'Brien ran over Jim Reed with his car and then attempted to cover up his crime.
But cold cases have a way of getting hot. Now O'Brien himself is now under investigation for personally sexually assaulting a young boy on several occasions. The Newdiocese knew about the accusation since September 2016, but O'Brien's successor, Newbishop Thomas Olmsted, has remained mute. That is the Newchurch way: remain silent; call in the lawyers; above all, don't fix the problem, but allow children to continue as victims of Newchurch's unending Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
True Catholics, Newchurch and its Newbishop are frauds. Not only are they anti-Catholic, they aren't even moral human beings. Newbishop O'Brien ran a sex-crimes shop in his Newdiocese. The court gave him no punishment. Then he, in a drunken stupor, killed a pedestrian with his car and tried to cover it up. The court gave him no prison time. Now even Newchurchers are sick and tired of the corruption in their sect. The third time may be the end for O'Brien. If there is any justice on God's earth, he could spend the rest of his miserable life in prison.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers;
Why does St. Louis de Montfort say of the Lord that He is "our only life, who must animate us," but the Salve Regina hymn says of Our Lady "our life, our sweetness, and our hope." The term "only" seems quite exclusive.
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Our Lord said that He spoke in parables, which is figurative, not literal, language. St. Paul in his Epistles often says, "I speak by way of allegory." Allegory is figurative, not literal, language. Figurative language is rife in Scripture to make a point vivid, as it is in modern society. How often are we told to "go the whole nine yards" -- and nobody even knows to what the "nine yards" refers!
You are trying to be too literal. Of course, in the strict theological sense, Christ is the only way, but he chose to give us assistance in coming to him, that is, the Saints as our intercessors. This teaching is made clear in the Apocalypse of St. John, the last book of the New Testament.
The Salve Regina is a beautiful hymn, but it is essentially a poem, not as a theological text. Think of how many metaphors (figurative, not literal, phrases) are used in this hymn: mater misericordiae, vita, dulcedo, spes, hac lacrimarum valle, misericordes oculos. Many other phrases in the hymn also have metaphorical significance.
It would be instructive for you to study St. Thomas Aquinas's Eucharistic hymn, Adoro te, devote, which is found in the back of the best traditional handmissals. The great Doctor of the Church wrote in his Summa Theologica, in clear Latin prose, the most literal and accurate theology ever written. His Eucharistic hymn, however, sums up the essence of his 3,000 pages of theology in the most sublimely beautiful Latin poetry ever written, but the language used is filled with metaphor. For example, "panis vivus" is a metaphor, as bread does not literally live. "Pie pellicane" is a metaphor, as Christ is not literally a pelican. Other phrases are colored with less obvious metaphor.
Which of the two best expresses the essence of Catholic teaching, the literal Summa Theologica or the figurative Adoro te, devote? We think the latter -- and we deduce that St. Thomas would agree with us!
Use the fake Novus Ordo ritual and a fake Novus Ordo presbyter, and the Devil has a field day. Even Newrome's Chief Exorcist, Gabriele Amorth, who died in 2016, admitted that Newchurch exorcisms are fake. Amoth, who was actually ordained as a priest in 1954 -- Newchurch has not ordained priests since 1968, when the Protestantized New Order came into effect to "install presbyters (ministers)" --, said that the Novus Ordo Ritual, which was gutted in 1976 after the Vatican II Anti-council, is useless. He himself used only the traditional Catholic Rituale Romanum, whose exorcism rite was first published in 1614. He also said that vulgar (vernacular) languages are useless. He himself used only Latin.
Now the world knows from a feature story published around the world by the Cable News Network concerning a failed exorcism performed in June 2017. But this was certainly not the only failed case. The most well-known case was that of a German woman who received 67 Novus Ordo "exorcisms" in 1976, after the Novus Ordo ritual was in use and after the Novus Ordo no longer ordained priests. The 67 Novus Ordo "exorcisms" couldn't do the trick. She died. The 2005 motion picture The Exorcism of Emily Rose was based on this fake Novus Ordo exorcism. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by CNN.]
True Catholics, many Newchurchers are unaware that traditional Catholic priests receive seven Orders: Porter, Exorcist, Lector, Acolyte, Subdeacon, Deacon, and finally priest. In 1972, the first five of these -- including the Order of Exorcist -- were abolished by the Vatican II Anti-council. Thus, Newchurch presbyters are not priests and have no power to offer the Sacrifice of the Mass or to impart Absolution. They have no power of exorcism whatsoever. No wonder the Newchurch of the New Order, now headed by the Marxist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, is a "Hell on earth."
On August 1, 2017, the Newbishops' Conference in Neo-SSPX Superior-Dictator Bernie Fellay's headquarters country of Germany have forbidden marriages to be conducted by priest-presbyters of the Neo-SSPX. By the Conference's edict, Fellay's clergy are specifically denied the power to celebrate marriages. The edict applies to all 27 German Newdioceses. Neo-SSPXers now must be married in the Novus Ordo rite with an invalid Novus Ordo Mess. Not even the Half Novus Ordo Vatican II "Mess of 1962" is permitted.
If Fellay, like the Founder of the original, traditional Catholic Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, paid no attention to "Modernist Rome," which is not the Catholic Church, there would be no problem. But there is a problem because Fellay is trying to sell out his corrupted organization to the Newrome that the Archbishop rejected as "not Catholic." Now Fellay is in a bind. His Neo-SSPX marriages, at least in Germany, are not recognized by Newchurch. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Katholisch News Service.]
As we TRADITIO Fathers wrote at the time, this is the correct interpretation of Francis-Bergoglio's Letter of the Pontifical Commission ?Ecclesia Dei? to the Ordinaries of the Episcopal Conferences Concerned on the Faculties for the Celebration of Marriages of the Faithful of the [Neo-] Society Saint Pius X," dated March 27, 2017. This was the document that Bernie Fellay mendaciously hailed as some kind of a victory for his Neo-SSPX from Newchurch. In reality, it was a signal defeat for him. Fellay didn't read the document carefully, but his pastors in his French churches certainly did. They wrote to Newrome in July 2017 to dissociate themselves publicly from Newchurch -- and from Fellay.
True Catholics, Bernie Fellay is shafted and is now suffering the just punishments of his perfidy. Caught in his lie, Fellay again played the tyrant and fired seven of his leading French pastors. The loyal congregants of these priests then revolted, and now Fellay has open schism on his hands. Fellay has utterly forgotten the words of his Founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre: "On the day of my death, I shall not have to hear from the lips of Our Lord: 'What have you done with the gift of your episcopate? You've helped destroy my Church like everyone else!' I will not have to hear that terrible phrase." Fellay, to the contrary, will hear himself condemned with these words from the lips of Christ the Judge.
As history unfolds, it has become more apparent that Pope Pius XII (1939- 1958) was far from the traditional pope that conservatives and many in the Traditional Catholic Movement have made him out to be. Not only were a number of his key appointments Modernists (the most notorious being Hannibal Bugnini, Secretary to the Commission for Liturgical Reform), but his commitment to traditional theology (e.g., his Encyclical Letter Mediator Dei) have, in the light of some seventy years, come into question.
Pius XII's gutting of the Roman Missal with respect to the Apostolic rites of Holy Week (engineered for him by Bugnini and Protestant models) were quite dramatic and can now be seen as a precursor for the revolution which took place at the Second Vatican Anti-Council (1962-65) and the "reforms? which came in its wake, especially the promulgation of the New Mess by Paul VI-Montini.
The doubts about Pius XII are also exemplified by his involvement as Secretary of State with the framing of the 1937 Irish Constitution. His involvement reveals that the future pontiff was quite modern in terms of a bent toward false "oecumenism." Pius XII was far from a traditional pope in the mold of St. Pius X, but was a transitional figure who, with his subordinates, laid the groundwork for Vatican II, much more so than Pope John XXIII (1958-1963).
In the nearly six decades since Pius XII's passing, it has become clearer that his reputation as an orthodox defender of Catholic Tradition has been tarnished. His position on the Irish Constitution has added to a growing amount of evidence that, in a number of areas, he was quite modern. It would be hard to deny that his later pontificate laid the foundation for the revolution that was to come at the Vatican II Anti-council:
If Pius XII had rooted out the Modernist heretics as Pope St. Pius X had courageously done earlier in the century, then Vatican II most likely would never have taken place and the Church and world at large would not be in their current deplorable spiritual conditions.
For further details on these issues, click on the TRADITIO Network's Special Features (Articles, Reviews, Sermon Series, Other) department for the article "Pope Pius XII: Proto-False Oecumenist?"
A leading Italian analyst has reported on July 31, 2017, that Francis-Bergoglio's attempt to fix the Vatican Bank have failed. It is still infested with the Mafia and financial corruption. When Bergoglio was elected Newpope on March 13, 2013, he was given two charges by the College of Newcardinals that elected him: to fix the corruption and the Vatican Bank and to purge paedophile clergy from Newchurch. We have previously reported in these Commentaries on Bergoglio's failure to do anything about paedophilia in his Newchurch, and now a leading Italian financial analyst has reported that his purported "reforms" of the Vatican Bank have failed as well.
Massimo Franco of one of Italy's leading daily newspapers, Corriere della sera (Evening Courier), reported that Francis-Bergoglio's has failed after almost five years in his promise to the Newcardinals who elected him. He promised "shock therapy" for his bank, but in fact he has set aside any significant plans to purge his bank of the Mafia and money-laundering. Instead, he has allowed his corrupt employees to maintain their familiar patterns of corruption. Bergoglio's Chief Financial Officer, Newcardinal Pell, is on an indefinite leave of absence to face charges of child rape and assault in Australia. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio is clearly a fraud as Newpope. Whether he is actually a pope or not has been seriously questioned on canonical grounds, but, be that as it may. he has signally failed to act like a pope. He seems to be perfectly comfortable consorting with paedophiles at the top of his regime and allowing criminals to run his Bank. Bergoglio fits the description by the great Italian poet Dante Aligheri of the pope of his time: "cloaca del sangue et della puzza" (a sewer of blood and filth).
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I read that in 2006, shortly after becoming Newpope, Benedict-Ratzinger renounced the title "Patriarch of the West." Did this renunciation mean that the Newpopes are giving up their authority?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Benedict-Ratzinger renounced the title, which was used by true popes for a millennium and a half, since A.D. 538. He did so as an act of "oecumenical sensitivity" to please the Eastern Orthodox schismatics. But that move backfired because if the Newpope is not a patriarch, he cannot be accepted by the Eastern Orthodox schismatics as "Universal Patriarch."
The argument is similar to the contention of those who say that Francis-Bergoglio is not a legitimate pope because the pope must be the Bishop of Rome, and Bergoglio was never consecrated as a bishop, merely "installed" on May 20, 1992, under the invalid, Protestantized New Ordinal of August 15, 1968, which went into effect definitively worldwide on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1969. For that matter, Bergoglio is not even a priest because he was merely "installed" as a "presbyter" under that same invalid Protestantized New Ordinal on December 13, 1969.
What spark of the divine judgment is there in these Newpopes, who have destroyed Catholicism in the "institutional" Church, that leads them, after they have done their dirty-work, to see horrifically the penalty for their evil works?
The Newpope of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), Paul VI-Montini had a personal revelation of his judgment by Heaven just six months after he abolished the Catholic priesthood in his Newchurch and just three years after that Anti-council ended. On December 7, 1968, Montini told the world of the destruction that he had wrought in promulgating every single one of that Anti-councils decrees (Pope John XXIII, to the contrary, did not sign a single one):
The [New]church finds herself in an hour of anxiety, a disturbed period of self-criticism, or what would even better be called self- destruction. It is an interior upheaval, acute and complicated, which nobody expected after the [Anti-]council. It is almost as if the [New]church were attacking itself. We looked forward to a flowering, a serene expansion of conceptions which matured in the great sessions of the [Anti-\council. But ... one must notice above all the sorrowful aspect. It is as if the [New]church were destroying herself (December 7, 1968, Address to the Lombard Seminary at Rome).
Paul VI-Montini had a further revelation that drove him four years later to tell the world that it was Satan himself who inspired the Anti-council:
We have the impression that through some cracks in the wall the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God: it is doubt, uncertainty, questioning, dissatisfaction, confrontation.... We thought that after the Council a day of sunshine would have dawned for the history of the Church. What dawned, instead, was a day of clouds and storms, of darkness, of searching and uncertainties (June 29, 1972, Sermon during the Mess for Sts. Peter & Paul).
Paul VI-Montini had a final revelation a year before his death in 1978. Again he saw the Devil taking control of the once-vaunted Newchurch and destroying the Catholic world:
The tail of the Devil is functioning in the disintegration of the Catholic world. The darkness of Satan has entered and spread throughout the Catholic Church even to its summit [the Newpapacy]. Apostasy, the loss of the faith, is spreading throughout the world and into the highest levels within the Church (October 13, 1977, Address on the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions).
Now, on July 15, 2017, the ex-Nazi, Second Paedophiliac Newpope, Benedict-Ratzinger, seems also to have had a similar personal revelation of his judgment. Now over 90 and failing fast, Ratzinger was too ill to appear personally at the funeral of Newcardinal Joachim Misner on July 15, 2017, but he sent a message that can be interpreted as a confession of the damage that he had perpetrated during his term as Newpope and for decades before. "The barque," of Newchurch, said Ratzinger, " has taken on so much water as to be on the verge of capsizing." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Breitbart News.]
True Catholics, the Newpopes Paul VI-Montini, JPII-Wojtyla, Benedict-Ratzinger, and Francis-Bergoglio have all worked tirelessly to destroy the Catholic Church, but traditional Catholics have thwarted their plans from the beginning. Although traditional Catholics have been called by these men every filthy name in the book, particularly by current heretic Marxist Newpope Bergoglio, they have obeyed the teaching of the Apostle (2 Thessalonians 2:14/DRV), standing fast and holding the Traditions that they were taught by Christ and His Apostles. As David, backed by God, felled the giant Goliath with a mere slingshot, traditional Catholics are winning against the failing might of the Newpopes.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers;
Are we as Catholics obliged to boycott every product and service from companies that may have immoral interests? Or are we allowed to purchase moral products and services from such companies? Can we be held morally responsible for cooperating in another's sin?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
This is a common question received from our readers. The answer from Catholic moral theology is clear: formal cooperation is sinful, but material cooperation may be necessary for practical reasons. On each moral case that the Catholic must address in his life -- and such questions arise many times every day -- he has to make a judgment using the virtue of Prudence (Practical Wisdom). Prudence is the Queen of the Four Cardinal Moral Virtues, the other two being Justice, Fortitude (Courage), and Temperance (Continence).
In making such prudential judgments in everyday moral matters, the Catholic must take into account the circumstances of the case. For example, he might use a medication for some ailment that is manufactured by a company that also does a small percentage of its business selling prophylactics. In this case, he can morally purchase the medication because his cooperation with the sin is material rather than formal. However, if the company's principal business is the manufacture of prophylactics, he would be formally and sinfully cooperating in the sin.
An adult Catholic well educated in the Faith should be able to make such judgments for himself routinely. In a particularly troublesome case in which he needs guidance, he should speak to his traditional Catholic priest.