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Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Recently I heard of a devotion to Christ's "28,430 drops of blood lost during the Passion," which promises Heaven to anyone who says three Paters, three Aves, and three Glorias a day for three years. The individual would be considered a "martyr," and the "promise" purported extends to relatives to the fourth generation.
What are we to think about the validity of such "promises"?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
It seems that there is no end to the number of such "promises," promising this or that prayer as a "shortcut" to Heaven. First of all, be aware that none of such "promises" are doctrinal, but are at best pious beliefs with no ultimate certainty. Not even a legitimate pope can add to the Deposit of Faith, which comes to us only from Sacred Scripture (the Bible) and Sacred Tradition (the Apostles).
There is something crass about such "promises" of a "shortcut" to Heaven. There is no shortcut. The surest way to Heaven is to practice the true (traditional) Catholic faith devoutly, diligently to worship at the true Mass, to have recourse to the true Sacraments, and to practice the Christian moral and spiritual virtues in this life.
Daily prayer is, of course, very important, but there are many forms such prayer can take, and it is often best to vary one's prayer. The Divine Office is, of course, the highest of such prayers (and there are many more than three Paters, Aves, and Glorias in it anyway). Then there are other traditional prayers such as the Angelus, the Psalter, particularly the Gradual and Penitential Psalms, the Litanies, Office hymns and Gregorian chants (even Christ sang on the way to the Mount of Olives),
Another form of prayer, which many Catholics forget, is mediation, no more than thinking about God. One good way is to spend 10-15 minutes thinking about the Sunday Epistle and Gospel and considering things such as: What is God trying to tell us in this passage. What comes before and after it in the Scriptures (after all, the Epistles and Gospels are only excerpts)? What is the moral and spiritual meaning for me personally about what is being taught. It is useful to have a commentary to consult, such as Fr. George Haydock's commentary on the Douay-Rheims version.
The important thing is to pray regularly and devoutly. Avoid superstition and shortcuts. In the end, it all depends upon one's interior disposition, one's state of soul, and that is determined over a lifetime.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I have been going to a 1962 Mess at a Neo-Society of St. Pius X. church. There had been a Traditional Latin Mass there before, but when the Neo-SSPX took over after the traditional priest died, the Neo-SSPX started doing the 1962 Mess. Now the Neo-SSPX Mess seems just like a Novus Ordo Mess. Something changed when the Neo-SSPX took over and switched to the "modernized" 1962 Mess. Ever since, Neo-SSPX Messes seem drier and drier.
I am very upset with the Neo-SSPX now because many good people are struggling so hard to be good Catholics and are being led astray to who knows what end. What is it in the "Mess of 1962" that renders that Mass impotent? Is it the loss of the second Confiteor before Holy Communion is distributed?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY
The reason the "Mess of 1962" seems Novus Ordo is that it is! It is the Half Novus Ordo Mess that was used at the Vatican II Anti-council. It is already half way to the full-blown Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order Mess of 1969.
The changes in the "Mess of 1962" from the Traditional Latin Mass of 1950 and before goes far beyond the elimination of second Confiteor. It took a 203-page handbook to list and explain to priests at the time all of the changes being introduced. It includes the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Buginini's Protestantized version of the most sacred rites of Holy Week, which, in the traditional Catholic Latin rites go back to the early Church, in some cases using Greek.
By the way, it is the standard modus operandi of the Neo-SSPX to steal churches of independent traditional Catholic priests and then "modernize" the Mess at such sites. There is no surprise in this fact. The Neo-SSPX has for years after the death of Archbishop Lefebvre been acting as an agent for the heretical Newchurch that he rejected, introducing Protestant-style "modernized" worship instead of the traditional Catholic Mass and Divine Office. All true Catholics should stay completely away from these now-corrupted Neo-SSPX sites.
The latest news from France was not unexpected, at least to us TRADITIO Fathers. The people are expecting that the fire-devastated Notre-Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt. It appears, however, that the secular government of France and the anti-Catholic regime of Francis-Bergoglio are planning a "redesign," so that the cathedral will actually become a Newcathedral conforming to Novus Ordo standards. We doubt that those who have contributed over 1,000,000,000 U.S. dollars to the "rebuilding" fund had any idea that the 800-structure would be "redesigned" to look different, modernized. So we have yet another Newchurch fraud, in collaboration with French President Emmanuel Macron, an admitted Secularist.
In less than one week after the conflagration, France is openly discussing the "redesign" of the cathedral's historic spire, "endow[ing] Notre-Dame with a new spire that reflects the techniques and challenges of our era,” i.e., the New Order age. Discussions are now taking place about adapt[ing] the cathedral to the 21st century." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Reuters.]
True Catholics, we can now add to terroristic jihadists, virulently hostile secularist atheists, Satanists, and Antifa as suspects in potential arson, the Newchurch fanatics. The virtual destruction of the historic cathedral gives the New Order an opportunity to "modernize" the traditional Catholic structure into yet another product of the barbarian New Order sect. So, don't even think of contributing to the "rebuilding." You may be contributing to yet another New Order monstrosity, like the oecumenical Newshrine planned for Fatima!
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
When did Catholics start using "Messiah" instead of the traditional "Messias" for Christ? Is this a translation issue?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
"Messias" is a direct transliteration into Latin from the Greek Septuagint Bible, which is the version of the Old Testament scriptures actually quoted by the Evangelists in their Gospels and in the New Testament in general. "Messiah" is an attempt to represent (badly) the Hebrew form. Catholics have traditionally used the Latin/Greek form, as in the traditional Douay-Rheims version of the Bible.
Around the time of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), when Newchurch was fabricated to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church, Newchurch versions of the Bible started Judaizing, that is, abandoning traditional Catholic Latin/Greek and substituting Hebrew forms. Newchurch hates tradition and wants to do everything opposite to it.
At the same time, Newchurch stopped translating the Bible, but instead substituted paraphrases, in order that its heretical doctrines could easily be inserted directly into the "translations" of the Bible to appear to have more authority. Newchurch's New American Bible is an example of one of these corrupted paraphrased versions. Note that the designation "new" is almost invariably a giveaway that a book once Catholic is now filled with Newchurch heresies. Another example is the New Baltimore Catechism, which has been corrupted with Newchurch material.
Who or what burned down Notre-Dame Cathedral on April 15, 2019? The Macron government of France was quick to attribute the conflagration, before any investigation had even taken place, to an electrical power short during interior renovations. But welding was not involved because there were no metal supports in the cathedral. Moreover, there was no tinder in the wooden attic, just open space. Independent fire investigators have pointed to other anomalies.
During 2017-2019 dozens of (once) Catholic churches and cemeteries have been vandalized and even destroyed. In the past, French police have focused on groups that hate Christianity: terroristic jihadists, virulently hostile secularist atheists, Satanists, and Antifa. Such a group may be involved in the conflagration. Let's be honest: before a full and objective investigation is completed, it is too early to write off this disaster as an "accident."
True Catholics, if Providence played any role here, we should note that although the blasphemous Novus Ordo "eucharistic dinner table" was destroyed, the traditional Catholic high altar, with its beautiful Pietà scene and kneeling statues of Louis XIII and Louis XIV, was spared. Was Providence trying to teach the world something about true Catholicism?
We traditional Catholics know that the New Order Mess is an heretical, blasphemous, idolatrous, and invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service totally without Sacramental grace, which must, according to Catholic doctrine, be shunned by true Catholics completely. But what happens to the Newchurchers, who don't? Now a Newparish presbyter-pastor has confessed the truth: Newchurchers go out and assault people with their cars!
The presbyter-pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Newchurch in San Diego, California, has reported that his congregation members become so angry after the New Order Mess that they leave in anger and commit crimes of road rage. The Newchurch as a result received many bad reviews on the major rating service Yelp. The presbyter-pastor described his congregation after the Novus Ordo Mess as "bitter" and showing the fact that they received no grace at the (invalid) New Order service. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the California Catholic.]
True Catholics, have you noticed how true Catholics leave the fully Traditional Latin Mass? They are happy, composed, and filled with the grace of a true Sacrament. Even secular psychological studies show that they live longer, healthier, and happier physical lives. Now we know that the invalid New Order service makes many Newchurchers angry, and they take out their anger out upon their "brothers" in crimes of road rage. Thus, we have yet another reason to shun completely the Novus Ordo service: you could wind up causing a serious traffic accident!
Shortly after 16:00 UTC on Monday in Holy Week, April 15, 2019, Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, Francis, arguably the greatest cathedral in the world, was almost completely burned to the ground. Its construction from over 200,000 square metres of timber ensured that, once set aflame, it was impossible to stop the conflagration. Nevertheless, the French were not on their knees praying for God's mercy upon them. They were too busy playing with their cell phones.
Just a year ago, the TRADITIO Fathers warned in these Commentaries that neglect by Francis-Bergoglio and his Newchurch officials could lead to exactly this outcome. Newchurch has let Notre-Dame Cathedral fall into ruin. Bergoglio has been too busy spending Newchurch money on his new communications center and expensive foreign junkets for political causes to be bothered with preserving the traditional religious monuments of the Catholic Church, which the Marxist Newpope detests. After all, his regime and those of his predecessor Newpopes Benedict-Ratzinger and JPII-Wojtyla have been demolishing many historic, traditional Catholic churches all over the world.
Notre-Dame was one of the first Gothic cathedrals to use the flying buttress and stained-glass windows. The cathedral contained priceless Holy Relics, including the Crown of Thorns, a fragment of the True Cross, and one of the Holy Nails. Just as it has already destroyed so many Catholic edifices, Newchurch has allowed this mediaeval Catholic monument to Our Lady to fall into disrepair. Walls are chipping, stones are stapled together, Gothic gargoyles are replaced with plastic pipes, stone railings are replaced with wood, the famous flying buttresses are eroding. The whole cathedral was at risk of falling to ruin under the custody of Newchurch. And so it did.
True Catholics, Notre-Dame, once a traditional Catholic church, built from 1163 to 1260, since 1969 fell into the hands of the modern barbarians of the Newchurch of the New Order, founded during the Vatican II Anti-council in 1964. From 1969 the invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order Mess was simulated there, not the Traditional Catholic Mass as during the eight centuries preceding. Even during the French Revolution of the late eighteenth century, the atheistic revolutionaries did not commit such a sacrilege. It remained to Newpopes Francis-Bergoglio, Benedict-Ratzinger, and JPII-Wojtyla to lay the groundwork for the destruction of the greatest Catholic cathedral in the world.
Steve Bannon, U.S. President Trump's former Chief Strategist and former Executive Chairman of conservative Breitbart News, has spoken like a traditional Catholic from the time that he entered the Trump campaign and administration. On April 12, 2019, even went so far as to say boldly: "In America I'm fine with having two or three parishes in each of the 50 states. In other words, I do not mind driving two hours to attend a "real" [Traditional] Latin Mass with all of its traditions, than having thousands of so-called "Catholic" churches, most of which are bringing people to Hell."
Bannon, who has always regarded Francis-Bergoglio with suspicion and disdain, went on to take on Bergoglio and his anti-Catholic Newchurch of the New Order. Bannon called Bergoglio out for "mismanaging" Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust and charges Bergoglio with treating the situation all too lightly. Bannon also echoed statements of the TRADITIO Fathers when he stated:
The [New]church is heading to a financial crisis that will lead to a bankruptcy. It could actually bring down not the theology, not the teachings, not the community of the Catholic Church, but the physical and financial apparatus of this [New]church. This is how the devil is attempting to destroy the church, by rotting it from the inside out. I believe this will ultimately lead to closures of many parishes throughout the world.
Even from before Donald Trump's overwhelming victory in the November 2016 U.S. elections, Bannon denounced Francis-Bergoglio over the issue of Islamic "migration," that is, invasion into Europe. Bannon personally urged Italian government officials to take Bergoglio on for his lawless position and stated: "Uncontrolled immigration, an organized and financed invasion, brings chaos and problems, not peace." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Observer.]
True Catholics, the Trump administration is the most conservative religious administration to lead the United States in a long time, perhaps ever. Trump is more anti-abortion even than previous conservative presidents and has cut off foreign aid to governments funding abortions. He has issued Executive Orders that stand up uncompromisingly for the right of religion to speak out without interference from the secular government. Trump himself appears to be relatively conservative religiously, with ties to old mainline (not Evangelical) Protestantism, particularly Presbyterian and Episcopalian. And now it appears that President Trump's Chief Advisor during the years of the campaign and early administration is a traditionalist Catholic!
You may remember the proper protocol for secular political leaders to reverence the papal office by genuflecting and kissing the papal shoe. On April 11, 2019, at the Newvatican, Francis-Bergoglio reversed the protocol, by literally performing it "ass backwards." He genuflected to kiss idolatrously the feet of four South Sudan warring political leaders in turn, including South Sudan's President Salva Kiiir Mayardit. Even the Sudanese leaders were embarrassed.
Bergoglio has previously claimed that he could not genuflect at the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Mess because he had bad knees. Yet the obese Bergoglio got down on the floor to do obeisance to the political leaders, albeit with so much difficulty that his labored wheezing was caught on the official microphones, and he managed to lose his white biretta on the floor -- perhaps a comment by Providence on the state of his Newpapacy. He won't even let Newchurchers kiss his Newpapal ring. One has to wonder whether even he thinks that he is Newpope.
The two-day meeting with the South Sudanese political leaders included as chief "homilist" the heretic Protestant Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and several other Protestant clerics. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the New York Times.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio daily shows that he and his Newchurch are not at all Catholic. They spit at the Catholic Faith, just as the Jewish leaders spat at Jesus Christ during His Passion (Matthew 26/67). Bergoglio has become a comic figure now, falling on his face to worship hostile secular potentates. No wonder his Newchurchers are finally laughing in his face and leaving his phony Newchurch in droves.
On April 10, 2019, Ratzinger published a letter simultaneously in German at Klerusblatt, in Italian at Corriere della Sera, and in English at the Catholic News Agency and the National Catholic Register, in which, like a modern-day Pontius Pilate, the guilty Newpope publicly washed his hands of personal responsibility for Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, claiming instead: "The 1960s did it!"
Ratzinger had claimed in February 2013 that he had to abdicate for health reasons. In fact, it was known that the real reason for his abdication was that the international press was so tired of covering for his support of paedophile Newchurch clergy that the press threatened to expose the details of his activities if he didn't abdicate. His personal aide-de-camp, Paolo Gabriele, himself tired of Ratzinger's cover-up, had already given to the press reams of Ratzinger's confidential documents. Six years later Ratzinger is in fact still alive at age 92 and is still writing.
Benedict-Ratzinger fobs off the responsibility for Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust and the subsequent meltdown of the Newchurch of the New Order, co-founded by him in 1964 in conjunction with the Vatican II Anti-council to replace the Catholic Church with the heretical Newchurch of the New Order, upon the "cultural and historical changes" of the 1960s. He still refuses to take personal responsibility for the paedophile crimes by Newchurch clergy, over which he himself had responsibility, together with the First Paedophile Newpope JPII-Wojtyla, as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 1981-2005, then as the Second Paedophile Newpope, from 2005-2013.
JPII-Wojtyla essentially handed off to Ratzinger the responsibility for taking care of paedophile crimes by Newchurch presbyters, Newbishops, and Newcardinals for 24 years. During that time Ratzinger quietly let thousands of Newchurch sex criminals get away with their vile sex crimes against children, only to repeat those crimes against other children time and time again.
At the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), Ratzinger was one of the heretical Modernist leaders who subverted the Church from within and is now trying to exonerate himself from all blame. Even at death's door, he is dishonest and unapologetic. Benedict-Ratzinger became the Second Padeophile Newpope in 2005, succeeding his mentor, the First Paedophile Newpope JPII-Wojtyla. Ratzinger has remained a heretic Modernist his entire life, while occasionally slopping on a veneer of conservatism to fool the clueless Neocon Newchurchers. He was never "traditionalist," as some Neocon Newchurchers tried to persuade the world at the time and have now recanted from that contention. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by BBC News.]
True Catholics, presbyter Ratzinger was in fact the leader at the Vatican II Anti-council who personally devised the "subsists in" heresy that was written into the new constitution for the Newchurch, Lumen gentium, in 1964. This heresy denies the dogma that the Catholic Church is the one true Church of Christ, but instead claims that Christ's Church "subsists in" heretical Protestantism, infidel Mohammedanism, pagan Hinduism, and atheistic Buddhism. Even Newchurchers have finally had it with Benedict-Ratzinger. His letter has sparked fierce criticism from theologians who claim that it is "deeply flawed" and does not address structural issues that abetted sex-assault cover-ups or Ratzinger's own abominable 24-year rule as Prefect of Paedophiles.
At one time, Holy Week -- Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday -- was recognized and commemorated by the Western world as a solemn period when earthly matters were put aside, and focus was directed to history's most seminal event. Most businesses were closed or had reduced hours, especially during the Sacred Triduum of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Entertainment and leisurely activities were curtailed while schools and universities' "spring breaks" coincided with Holy Week as mankind contemplated, as best it could, the momentous events which took place in a small backwater outpost of the mighty, and at the time unknowing, Roman Empire.
Tragically, for the human race those days are a thing of the discredited past. Sports are played, most people work throughout the week, financial affairs are routinely conducted -- while Easter Sunday is not seen as a celebration of the Resurrection, but of egg hunts. In politics, it can be safely assumed that there will be no acknowledgment of the week, but business as usual. The triumph of secular humanism is almost complete.
Such disregard and ingratitude for what took place two millennia ago does not bode well for mankind's future, especially in those lands and among those peoples who once revered these sacred days. The ominous eternal consequences of such indifference was warned about by the Divine Savior as recounted in St. Matthew's Gospel (10:32/DRV): "Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven."
Although most people do not realize it, the grave economic, political, and social problems which the West now faces are ultimately the result of the indifference toward God -- with the neglect of Holy Week as a prime example. None of the current abominations such as abortion and "gay" marriage could have ever been possible had human societies been dedicated toward Christ.
This indifference will not go unpunished. The problems that the West faces today cannot be resolved as a matter of the right policy, but are at their core spiritual. Redress of social ills will not come about through the ballot box or reform. The forces that seek the West's destruction must be fought on the spiritual plane. These forces have long understood this fact and have tried to -- and largely succeeded in -- removing religion from society, allowing it only on Sundays, and if trends continue, even Sunday worship will no longer be tolerated. Those who seek to preserve the fruits of Western civilization must realize that this is a religious contest.
The disastrous consequences of mankind's attempting to set its own rules is on display for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see. The cultural depravity that abounds in contemporary life is stunning and has gone on for so long and with such intensity that most people are now desensitized to it. Creating jobs, halting mass immigration, appointing "conservative" judges, and the like will do little to overthrow the cultural Marxism that permeates society today.
Until the Divine Entity on which Holy Week is centered is once again placed at the summit of Western life, the chances of resolving mankind's various crises are nil.
If you think that Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust is restricted to men, think again! It is finally clear that the holocaust is not a sex problem or a male problem, it is a Newchurch problem. The Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) has completely corrupted the Newchurch of the New Order, founded in 1964 to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church. Newchurch, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church, has, like the Black Plague that wiped out half of Europe, corrupts everything it touches: The criminals in Newchurch come in both sexes and both sexual "orientations." Perverted Newchurch "nuns" promise to be the next phase of the Newchurch Holocaust.
A Fox News investigative report released on March 9, 2019, shows that the nuns' ravages started in the years immediately following the Anti-council, which gutted Catholic moral teaching. One subject of the report said that she was raped by a Newchurch "nun" starting at age 15 and was repeatedly raped for years thereafter -- at a Newchurch school and even in her own parents' home on weekends. This child victim has since left the Newchurch of the New Order and transferred to another Protestant sect (Newchurch itself is a Protestant sect, not Catholic).
In March 2019 the 185-page Anderson Report on Child Sexual Abuse listed among the 300 presbyters and Newbishops identified, half a dozen Newchurch "nuns." Nun sex crimes are even more covered up than crimes by presbyters and Newbishops. Many victims have still not come forth out of embarrassment and intimidation. And many records involving "nuns" as perpetrators of sex crimes have been destroyed by Newchurch -- a fact admitted at Francis-Bergoglio's abortive February 2019 Sex Crimes Summit in Newrome.
Since federal authorities in the United States opened an investigation into sex crimes at several Newdioceses in Pennsylvania in October 2018, 56 of the 67 interviews (83 per cent) have involved child victims of Newchurch "nuns." The victims were subjected to physical and emotional assaults. Some of the victims of the "nuns" were males. Yet Newchurch is hiding its nuns' crimes even more than its presbyters' and Newbishops' crimes. "No one wants to touch the nuns' [crimes]," said one inside source. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Fox News.]
True Catholics, the Newchurch scum is now bubbling up into the light. A Newchurch "nun" accused of sexually assaulting a ten-year-old Catholic school student was convicted in a Florida court of two felony sex crimes and was sentenced to ten years. Just as in 2002, when Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust first burst onto the public scene with the Boston Globe's Spotlight investigative report, the truth takes some time to become fully public, but if the case with the perverted Newchurch clergy is any indication, the exposure of the female part of the holocaust will now accelerate and contribute to an even speedier demise of the fake Newchurch of the New Order.
On April 4, 2019, Wilton Gregory, currently Newarchbishop of Atlanta, Georgia, was appointed by Francis-Bergoglio to succeed Newcardinals Theodore McCarrick and Donald Wuerl, both of whom were implicated in paedophile crimes. Francis-Bergoglio didn't want to oust either of them, but because the public outcry was so great, he was eventually forced to do so. Gregory has not yet been implicated in paedophile crimes, but he has been associated with financial malfeasance. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]
Wilton Gregory has never been ordained as a Catholic priest or consecrated as a Catholic bishop under the traditional Catholic Sacrament of Holy Orders. He was merely "installed" in 1973 as a Newchurch presbyter (minister) to "preside over the assembly of the people" under the invalid Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968. He was merely "installed" in 1993 as a Newbishop under the same invalid New Ordinal.
Wilton Gregory has had a checkered past, which includes:
True Catholics, that Francis-Bergoglio should appoint Wilton Gregory, with his checkered background, to replace two paedophile Newarchbishops in the United States' capital city shows clearly that Bergoglio and his Newchurch leaders have learned nothing since the Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust. They remain arrogant and unrepentant, in fact, while they try to cover up their crimes with empty words. In the United States, Washington, D.C., is known as "The Swamp" because of the corruption of the longtime politicians there. The corrupt Wilton Gregory will fit in perfectly with these!
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I read an article that claims that the Traditional Latin Mass saved St. Mary's Newchurch in Providence, Rhode Island, because it increased the Newchurch congregation and the collection plate. Is this case just an attempt to dupe the clueless Newchurchers?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
The trouble with this report is that it fails to make clear that what is going on at this Newchurch is not the Traditional Latin Mass. Newchurch never uses the Traditional Latin Mass. A few places are "allowed," for the time being only, to simulate the Half Novus Ordo Vatican II "Mess of 1962," which is most certainly not the Traditional Latin Mass.
Moreover, Newchurch presbyters simulate this Mess, not Roman Catholic priests. Newchurch has not ordained priests under the Catholic Sacrament of Holy Orders since it adopted, the year before the New Mess of 1969, an invalid Protestantized New Ordinal, which does not ordain priests, but merely "installs" what Newchurch technically calls "presybters," who are essentially Protestant ministers.
What is being perpetrated in Providence, Rhode Island, is essentially a fraud, a wolf in sheep's clothing, used to entice clueless Newchurchers into the heresy, blasphemy, idolatry, and corruption that Newchurch represents. And who knows how much of the increase in the collection plate is going to support paedophile presbyters, prelates, and lawyers against the tens of thousands of child victims of the anti-Catholic New Order sect?
What may have been temporarily saved here is a church building -- but the Newchurch precedent is that it will be closed in a year or two, when the publicity wears off. The Doctor of the Church, St. Basil the Great, pointedly commented on just this situation, which existed in his own time as well, some two millennia from the present:
Who has lost and who has won in the struggle -- the one who keeps the premises [buildings] or the one who keeps the Faith? The Faith obviously. That therefore the ordinances which have been preserved in the churches from old time until now may not be lost in our days,... rouse yourselves, brethren, seeing them now seized upon by aliens.
The Canadian Newbishops have decided to release withheld funds and continue funding Development and Peace, an organization that has twice been caught funding groups which promote such monstrous evils as the legalization and/or depenalization of abortion, the adoption of children by homosexuals, the simulation of "gay marriage," and even Marxist ideology.
After reports in 2017 (following earlier evidence supplied in 2009) that the Catholic [Sic] Canadian Organization for Development and Peace was funding such groups, the Canadian Newbishops were forced by lay pressure to insist on a review of the destination of the funding of D&P, which is the main "charity" arm of the Canadian Newbishops. In 2018, Newarchbishop Richard Smith, of Edmonton, Alberta, revealed that at least 52 of the funding recipient groups were engaging in "problematic" activities. As a result of this ongoing review, twelve Canadian Newbishops withheld funds collected and withdrew support pending their findings. However, they did not wait for that outcome. Instead, all twelve of them quietly released the withheld funds and restored funding late in 2018 and at the beginning of 2019 so that the funding would be in place in time for the big "charity drive" of Lent. There are now only two -- count them -- two Newbishops (out of 61) who completely refuse to fund the immoral D&P.
The funds were released, and the funding was restored on the condition that Development and Peace would not send any of this money to the 52 groups that were still under review. Meanwhile, however, Development and Peace continues to refuse to release the names of the organizations that it funds, and it has apparently not removed any of its employees for approving the funding of immoral recipients. The Canadian Newbishops, in a pastoral letter, are now urging Canadian Newchurchers to give generously to these enemies of Jesus Christ.
The Canadian Conference of [Newchurch] Bishops, controlled, as it is, by Leftist ideologues in the Quebec Newepiscopate, has been supporting world socialism and world communism since the 1970s. Everyone knew that. Now they also support world abortion, world contraception, and sexual perversion. Nobody knows for sure where all the money goes that is put into general collections in Newchurches. It would be fundamentally immoral to give one red cent to Development & Peace. There is nothing Catholic about Newchurch: it is a pagan, even an atheistic, Marxist organization.
And then there were only two (Neo-SSPX bishops). The SSPX's senior bishop Richard Williamson left. Bernard Tissier de Mallerais is in bad health. The remaining two, Bernie Fellay and Alfonso Galarreta, are on the way to selling our to the heretical Newchurch of the New Order, currently led by its Third Paedophile Newpope, Francis-Bergoglio.
But now the Neo-Society of St. Pius X has announced that the ordinations previously scheduled for April 5, 2019, have been indefinitely postponed because Tissier de Mallerais remains hospitalized from a serious infection and awaits surgery.
On the same date, Bishop Williamson revealed that Newchurch bishop Vitus Huonder had canceled his previously-announced plans to take up residence in the Neo-SSPX boys' school in Wangs, Switzerland, near the Neo-SSPX's principal seminary at Econe. Huonder was to be a plant from Newchurch's Congregation for the Doctrine of the [New Order] Faith, to ensure that the Neo-SSPX sold out to the heretical Newchurch of the New Order. Now Huonder has announced that he is not going to Wangs.
Huonder was also supposed to be the principal "consecrator" (even though is powerless to consecrated, as he himself has never been consecrated as bishop, but merely "installed" as a Newbishop under the invalid New Ordinal of 1968) of two new bishops for the Neo-SSPX. However, as previously reported by TRADITIO's Roman Correspondent in these Commentaries, the "consecrations" have been canceled.
True Catholics, it seems that once again Providence has brought to naught the stratagems of the perfidious Neo-SSPX leaders, Fellay and now Davide Pagliarani, the Neo-SSPX's new Superior General and puppet of Fellay, to sell out to the heretical Newchurch. Meanwhile, the Neo-SSPX hobbles along with just two sellout bishops, who have already turned over their Sacraments of Matrimony and Penance to the Newchurch heretics.
We know that the "New Mess" is a joke. No one really takes it seriously. "New Messes" are invalid from defect of form (it is a Protestantized liturgy), intention (it is officially defined as "an assembly of the people presided over by a presbyter"), and minister (as Newchurch has not ordained priests since the New Ordinal of 1968, merely "installed" Protestantized presbyter/ministers). We have long known that cookies are used instead of bread (invalid matter such as baking soda, salt, cinnamon, butter, and vanilla are used). Now the cat is out of the bag. Not only Kool-Aid but even whiskey is used instead of wine.
Malta's Newarchbishop Charles Scicluna was at the time simulating a Novus Ordo Mess at St. John's Newcathedral to open yet another questionable New Order beatification. Scicluna, after havinging "consecrated" the whiskey, started to guzzle from the cup and only then asked, "Is this wine or whiskey?" A Novus Ordo presbyter "co-presider" stepped up to take a taste test. After likewise guzzling from the cup, he pronounced it whiskey.
Although a general apology was made, no one explained why there was whiskey in the sacristy to begin with. Even though this incident was reported to have occurred on April 1, 2019, it was apparently no April Fools joke. Similar incidents have been reported in other countries. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Malta's Allied Newspapers.]
True Catholics, the New Mess is an April Fools joke every day of the year. Nothing about Newchurch is serious. It is a complete waste of time. It is a fraud perpetrated upon clueless Newchurchers, who don't know the Most Holy Eucharist from a cookie and a shot of whiskey!
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who claims to be a "devout Catholic," issued a tweet on his official government Twitter account that he was "proud" to "marry" Brian and Joe, at his own house to boot. He attached the photograph reproduced above. Brian and Joe, the two "spouses" are White House staffers. Biden declined to state which was the "husband" and which was the "wife."
Biden, who for all his gaffs has acquired the nickname of "The Bumbler," has perhaps a tad of an excuse. He claims to attend the mindless and invalid Novus Ordo Mess and to pray the JPII-Wojtyla's phony "20-decade rosary." His head is so muddled with the erroneous New Order nonsense by this point that he is truly addled and verging on being non compos mentis.
"Catholic" Biden publicly and vehemently advocates abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and "gay marriage," which presumably includes "Lesbian marriage," "bisexual marriage," "transgender marriage," and "queer marriage." Yet gutless Newchurch has done nothing against Biden, just as it did nothing against "Catholic" pro-abortion wackos Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and the late Senator Ted Kennedy. Biden blithely receives the Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid and even attended the "installation" Mess of Francis-Bergoglio (who was never crowned as a pope and has never been consecrated as a bishop or ordained as a priest), and there recommitted his multifarious sacrileges. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Vice President Biden.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio's anti-Catholic Newchurch will even bother to lift a finger against Biden's sacrilege and impose a formal excommunication or even chastise him. You see, Newchurch is so cuckoo that it is essentially lawless. Marxist Bergoglio & Co., not being Catholic, just make up things as they go along. Bergoglio is probably even now preparing a formal St. Martha's House reception for the man who claims to be a "devout Catholic" and commits open sacrilege and blasphemy with complete impunity from Bergoglio "The Merciful."
Vandals are attacking and burning Newchurches across France. Since the start of 2019, Newchurches all over France have been attacked and vandalized. Vandals have smashed statues, knocked down tabernacles, and thrown phony Novus Ordo cookies on the floor. On March 17, 2019, the historic church of St. Sulpice in Paris was set on fire by arsonists just after the midday New Mess. St. Sulpice houses three masterworks by de la Croix and appeared in the 2006 film, Da Vinci Code. St. Nicholas in Houilles, Saint-Alain Cathedral in Lavaur, and Notre-Dame des Enfants were all attacked by vandals in 2019. In February alone, 74 churches were vandalized, a 25 per cent increase.
As yet, French authorities don't know for sure why these attacks are being perpetrated on Newchurch, although. some point to the fact that France faces growing problems with anti-Christian violence, led especially by anarchists and feminist groups. We TRADITIO Fathers can think of other possible causes, among them:
First, sex crimes against children by Newchurch clergy are out of control. Francis-Bergoglio doesn't seem to care. He occasionally throws some toothless document over the Vatican Wall. He openly keeps convicted Newcardinals on staff, while calling their child victims liars. It could just be that the victims and their families are finally fed up with Bergoglio and the paedophile Newchurch sect and are consequently taking vengeance into their own hands.
Second, a war is developing between Newchurch and Mohammedanism (Islam). For all their other faults, Mohammedans take their religion seriously, and it teaches rejection, often violent rejection, of Newchurch. Bergoglio has stepped up his visits to Mohammedan countries and even signed heretical joint statements with them. Yet, it could be that much of the vandalism is coming from this source.
Third, it could be that just the opposite causation can be at work. Newchurchers may be taking out their frustrations against their Newbishops, who embrace Mohammedanism. For example, Newarchbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort officially participated in the dedication on March 14, 2019, of the Grand Mosque of Reims, France. French Newbishops, going along with the Marxist-Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, have pushed the heretical False Oecumenism of the Vatican II Anti-council ("we all worship the same god," "all religions are equally true"). [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Newsweek.
True Catholics, who knows? There may even be among the vandals a few irate traditional Catholics, who have seen beautiful historical once-Catholic churches, turned over to the Newchurch heretics to desecrate with their invalid "New Messes," phony sacraments, and jungle music. Better, they think, that the churches be destroyed than turned over to the Newchurch heretics. In a way, who could blame them for having reached their breaking point after the past fifty years?
The latest monstrosity of a Novus Ordo Temple is that of Santa Rita in Bari on the Adriatic Sea in southern Italy. It is supposed to represent a drinking elephant, of the kind that the arch-enemy of Rome, Hannibal the Cathaginian (247-182 B.C.), rode across the Alps to destroy Rome.
Perhaps the Novus Ordo architect was thinking not of Jesus Christ, Who is in no way represented in this "church," but rather of the pagan Hindu elephant god, Ganesha, with which Francis-Bergoglio and his Newchurch have associated while practicing the heresy of false Oecumenism.
True Catholics, we TRADITIO Fathers fancy rather that the architect was thinking of Hannibal the Heretic (1912-1982), namely, the Freemason presbyter Annibale Bugnini, the chief architect of the New Order "liturgy," which in the Newchurch of the New Order began in the 1950s to replace the immemorial Traditional Latin Mass with the heresy, blasphemy, and idolatry of the invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan "New Mess." We can take hope, however, in the fact that Providence intervened to save Rome from Hannibal's murderous predations, just as that enemy was nearly at Rome's doorstep. May Providence save us Our Lord's true Roman Catholic Church and destroy the fake Newchurch of the New Order, just as Providence soundly destroyed Hannibal and raised Rome up to become the great transmitter of Western Christian civilization.
Newcardinal Blase Cupich, an intimate of Francis-Bergoglio and involved in covering up Newchurch's ongoing paedophile crimes, was exposed in a Chicago Sun Times investigative report to be a grave robber. The newspaper investigation indicated that he has been quietly raiding cash from the Chicago Newarchdiocese's cemeteries to pay off for his presbyters' rampant sex crimes against children. The newspaper also called out Cupich for being a liar, as he and his Newchurch predecessors have previously stated that such payoff monies were taken only from loans and the sale of property.
The 200,000,000 dollars that Cupich and his Newchurch predecessors have so far raided from the dead has been done surreptitiously, without telling Newchurchers or the public. Another 100,000,000 dollars in payoffs is pending or foreseen. Cupich refused to comment and refused to state whether monies paid in advance by Newchurchers for cemetery plots, crypts, and burial services was raided. The Newarchdiocese rakes in 52,500,000 dollars each year in cemetery sales and services. This scam in the Chicago Newarchdiocese involves 45 cemeteries. The Newarchdiocese is the largest landholder in Chicago, much of it in cemeteries. Among the dead buried in Newchurch cemeteries are paedophile presbyters and their child victims. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Chicago Sun-Times.]
True Catholics, don't pay for advance plots to be buried in a Newchurch cemetery. Your money may be embezzled by corrupt Newchurch officials, and you may end up with not even a hole in the ground. Catholics can be buried in an individual plot in any cemetery, and a traditional Catholic priest can bless that plot in the traditional Latin rite for the deceased. Remember that, in any case, Newchurch is not the Catholic Church, and its cemeteries are not Catholic anyway.
Independent traditional Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson avers that a close collaborator of two previous superiors-general of the Neo-SSPX was the source for the rumor that Newchurch Bishop Vitus Huonder would "install" two Neo-SSPX priests as (New)bishops. One of these was to be Fr. Christian Bouchacourt, Second Assistant to the Superior-general. The other would likely have been Fr. Davide Pagliarani, Superior-general. The two previous Superiors-general referred to would have had to have been Fr. Franz Schmidberger and Bishop Bernie Fellay, because they are the only two still living.
About a week ago, Pagliarani indicated that it would be imprudent to comment on the rumor. There is reason to suppose that his interview was given for the sole purpose of suppressing the rumor, as everything else he said on that occasion was boring and irrelevant. And why would he suppress this rumor? Because the rumor had real substance, but had thereafter been torpedoed by the Conciliar Newrome!
These Newchurch shenanigans are indeed a replay of the situation faced by Archbishop Lefebvre in 1988. He asked for a new bishop to seal an arrangement. A bishop was promised and promised and promised. But this promise was also delayed and delayed and delayed. Delay is deadlier than denial. The purpose of promises and following delays is to accustom the Neo-SSPX to wait and wait like a woman scorned. The waiter becomes more and more desperate until she will take anything she can get. This makes the Neo-SSPX do more and more to satisfy Newrome that the Neo-SSPX really can work co-operatively with the anti-Catholic Modernist revolutionaries. Hence Pagliarani's action in Burghclere, England, dismissing the good nuns for the "sin" of refusing to countenance the presence of a Newbishop fox in a truly traditional school for innocent and Catholic children.
Newrome will provide a bishop for the Neo-SSPX only once it has surrendered to Newrome and its anti-Catholic Marxist pagan revolution. But true Catholics must prefer martyrdom to that. There can be no compromise with the revolution, which was hatched ultimately by the devil himself. Any attempt to infiltrate the revolution is prideful because it assumes that the pseudo-traditionalists can outsmart Satan. In fact, only God and our Lady are able to overcome the stratagems and wiles of the fallen angel. Therefore, we must rely on God and not on our own efforts. We must preach the truth of the Gospel in season and out of season, without compromise, in complete affirmation of every traditional Catholic belief and practice. As Bishop Williamson understands, instead of the Neo-SSPX's fantasy of becoming a Trojan horse in Newchurch, the revolutionaries have put their own Trojan horse, Novus Ordo Newbishop Vitus Huonder, into the Neo-SSPX. He should not be allowed to reside at a Neo-SSPX school, as proposed. If he should ever appear on Neo-SSPX property, he should be removed by the police for trespassing.
Given what is now transpiring in the Neo-Society of St. Pius X, whatever truly Catholic priests remaining therein must now plan their own exit. Our Blessed Lord did not only reprobate all those who are against Him but also those who are neutral: "He that is not with me, is against me" (Matthew 12:30/DRV). The safest place now for a truly traditional Catholic priest is an independent traditional Catholic site. As for affiliation with the loose group known as The Resistance, such affiliation should be considered only in accordance with necessity for provision of Sacraments and only until such time as The Resistance bishops begin resolutely to condemn the Marxist-Modernist Newpope from their pulpits.
On March 26, 2019, Francis-Bergoglio appointed a Newchurch bishop to administer Protestant Anglicans who want to worship in the heretical New Mess together with the Newchurchers in Australia. Canadian presbyter Carl Reid will administer the merged group in Australia, after performing the same function in the United States and Canada.
This fraudulent merge was kicked off by Benedict-Ratzinger in his Anglicanorum coetibus of 2009. The Protestant Anglicans will join with the Modernist Newchurchers in "shared liturgical celebrations," i.e., the invalid Novus Ordo Mess, which was founded upon Protestant beliefs and principles by the Chief Architect of the New Mess, the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini. Bugnini himself wrote that his "New Mess," since 1969 the Mess of the Newchurch of the New Order, was designed specifically to allow Protestant heretics and Newchurch heretics to worship together.
True Catholics, there is no doubt that the Newchurch of the New Order is Protestant (or worse!). This merger of Newchurch and the Anglicans is just further proof of this obvious fact.
When Francis-Bergoglio jerked his hand away and refused to let Newchurchers kiss his Newpapal ring during his March 26, 2019, appearance at the Holy House in Loreto. Italy, severe condemnation came in from all around the world. People have no idea how theologically corrupt the Newchurch of the New Order is, how fake its Mess and "Sacraments" are, but this ring-kissing fiasco is something that the world could easily understand. Bergoglio was showing once again that he didn't consider himself pope, at least not in any traditional sense. Newchurchers will go without protest to his fake Novus Ordo Messes, but they won't give up kissing his ring. It doesn't make any sense, but Newchurch and Newchurchers have never made any sense!
Kissing the ring of a pope, a cardinal, or a bishop traditionally carries with it an indulgence of 50 to 300 days' worth of penance. But wait! Capitulating to the Arch-heretic Martin Luther and his Protestant followers, the Newchurch of the New Order, founded on November 21, 1964, by the Vatican II Anti-council to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church, did, under its Newpope Paul VI-Montini, gut on January 1, 1967, most of the traditional indulgences of the Catholic Church. This is just another feature of the Newchurch of the New Order -- which is most certainly not the Catholic Church, -- unknown to Newchurchers. Montini's decree, like all those of the anti-Catholic Newchurch of the New Order, is, of course, null and void because violating Catholic doctrine, as explicated most clearly at the dogmatic Council of Trent. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Vatican News.]
A bishop's ring is a sign of his spiritual marriage to the diocese over which he rules. Priests are prohibited by traditional Canon Law from wearing rings, yet now Newchurch presbyters (who are not priests) violate this canon all the time. During the traditional Catholic rite of consecration (the invalid Protestantized Novus Ordo rite has modified some of the words), the episcopal ring is blessed and placed on the ring finger of the new bishop, the same finger upon which a wedding ring is worn, while the consecrating bishop recites the following words:
Accipe annulum, fidei scilicet signaculum: quatenus sponsam Dei, sanctam videlicet Ecclesiam, intemerata fide ornatus, illibate custodias.
Receive the ring, the seal indeed of your fidelity: insofar as you, equipped with the uncorrupted faith, may, without compromise, guard the bride of Christ, that is, the holy Church.
In fact, Francis-Bergoglio was never validly consecrated as a Catholic bishop in the Sacrament of Holy Orders, but merely "installed" in 1992 under the invalid Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968. Nor is Bergoglio a Catholic priest, having been merely "installed" in the Protestant fashion in 1969. (Likewise, Benedict-Ratzinger was never consecrated as a valid Catholic bishop, but merely "installed" in the Protestant fashion in 1977. He was, however, validly ordained a priest in 1951.
After Bergoglio's Catholicism was questioned worldwide, he attempted damage control by claiming that his actions arose "from fear of spreading germs." This was a bald-faced lie. Unless he licked the ring, there would be virtually no hygienic problems. On the other hand, he doesn't mind braking tradition and letting people hug him, where germs can easily be transferred by people breathing directly into his face. And if Bergoglio were so concerned about hygienic contamination, he could have acolytes unobtrusively given him a squirt of hand sanitizer from time to time. Or have them bring up a Lavabo dish and pour water over his hands, as is done at the Traditional Latin Mass.
Good Catholics, the truth is that again the world saw in Francis-Bergoglio's act a rejection of the papacy. He had to put his tail between his legs and tell a lie to cover up the truth, just has he has repeatedly lied about his cover-up of rampant paedophile crimes perpetrated by Newchurch clergy from his Newcardinals on down.