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The rector of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was devastated by a fire on April 15, 2019, announced on December 27, 2019, that there is now only a 50-50 chance that the cathedral, built starting in the twelfth century, can be saved. Scaffolding installed before the fire is threatening the three vaults of the Gothic structure. The fire destroyed the roof and spire. Now only the vaults are holding up the fragile structure.
Some 50,000 tubes of scaffolding weighing 250 metric tons must be completely removed before renovation work can be commenced. That isn't likely to happen until 2021, that is, if the vaults don't collapse first. Optimistically, the interior can be made safe in three years, but experts doubt that the historic cathedral can be rebuilt by 2024, when Paris hosts the Olympics. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
True Catholics, 2,000,000 people used to visit the cathedral during the Nativity season. Now even the vast forecourt is barricaded and bereft of its Christmas tree. The symbolism of the cathedral's demise after it fell into Newchurch hands after the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) is only too reminiscent of Newchurch itself going up in smoke..
On December 27, 2019, the Washington Post released its investigative report on the paedophile Newcardinal-archbishop of Washington, D.C., showing that Theodore McCarrick handed out more than 600,000 dollars in 200 cash gifts to the highest Newchurch officials, including Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger (291,000 dollars), JPII-Wojtyla (90,000 dollars), Secretary of State Newcardinal Angelo Sodano, Deputy Secretary of State Newarchbishop Leonard Sandri, and Washington's Newpapal Nuncio Newarchbishop Gabriel Montalvo.
McCarrick paid the cash out of a personal slush fund, the sources of which are unknown. No one but McCarrick had control of the fund, which totaled 6,000,000 dollars over the period 2001-2018. Ninety per cent of the fund is unaccounted for, as are the other bribes that McCarrick paid out, mostly as hush money to keep his paedophile predations up and down the East Coast of the United States a secret and unpunished. Newvatican sources indicated that payoffs and bribes to Newvatican officials from rich Newbishops are commonplace. Newbishop Michael Bransfield, of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, was exposed as handing out bribes and payoffs amounting to 350,000 dollars from that destitute Newdiocese.
True Catholics, thus is revealed yet deeper corruption in the Newchurch of the New Order than could even be imagined. Wealthy paedophile Newbishops have been paying hush money to Newvatican officials, including the Newpopes themselves. Newchurch has become one giant money-laundering operation headed by Newpopes who get kickbacks to keep Newchurch clergy's paedophile crimes secret.
It seems that the Marxist/Modernist Newpope is becoming more paranoid in his obsession to destroy the Catholic Faith. He has openly revealed that he intends to impose upon the Newchurch of the New Order "not simply an epoch of change, but a change of epoch.” He is moving toward this anti-Catholic goal ever faster as he foresees the end of his Newpontificate by death, abdication, or condemnation even more Newcardinals.
Anyone who stands against Bergoglio's plans to turn Newchurch into an anti-Catholic secular institution directed toward the goals of Marxism and even Communism, he told the Newroman Curial officials on December 21, 2019, is "mentally deranged." He capped his statements with outright heresy: "Tradition is not static, it is dynamic." This is a classic expression of the Modernist heresy, which was condemned outright by Pope Pius IX, Pope Leo XIII, and especially Pope St. Pius X, who denounced it as "summa omnium heresum," the synthesis of all heresies and excommunicated from the Catholic Church those clergy who taught such heresy.
It is clear that Bergoglio is an anti-Catholic Marxist/Modernist heretic by the way he slanders true Catholics. He keeps expanding his repertoire of hateful and foul-mouthed adjectives, which by our count has reached 42:
True Catholics, Newchurchers from Newcardinals on down are finally standing up against this heretic Newpope, but it is too little, too late. While they try to find the courage to return to the Catholic Faith, Francis-Bergoglio will have destroyed their Newchurch of the New Order, which is lost anyway, as it is most certainly not the Catholic Church.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
This general problem must come up many times for traditional Catholic families during holiday seasons. In my case, my brother-in-law's son has been living publicly with a woman out of wedlock for years. Is it permitted to me, as a traditional Catholic, to attend social gatherings at my brother-in-law's house where the son and his fornicatrix are present?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Such general social occasions are common, and attendance thereat does not imply approval of the moral state of the participants. The Scriptures show Our Lord consorting with all kinds of sinners. The hypocritical and sinful Church leaders of the time in fact condemned Him for this. It is almost impossible to avoid social occasions that do not include fornicators, adulterers, sodomites, heretics, pagans, and other such persons. In order to avoid such situations, you would unreasonably and impractically have to avoid all social intercourse and become a hermit!
Although others may consider as Ludwig van Betthoven's (1770-1827) greatest work his Eroica Symphony, which introduced the Romantic Period, or his Fifth Symphony with its unforgettable four-note theme, or his Ninth "Choral" Symphony with its memorable "Ode An die Freude," Beethoven himself regarded as his greatest work his Missa Solemnis in D. In the opinion of many, it is second only to the High Mass in B-minor of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), who was employed by the Lutheran Church, but whom some scholars believe was a closet Catholic.
Beethoven started out life correctly. He was baptized in a Catholic ceremony on December 17, 1770, a day after his birth. Like all too many, however, he fell away from the practice of his Catholic Faith. He never forgot his Catholic Faith, however. At age 38 he wrote his first Mass, the C-major Mass. At the mature age of 54, just two years before his death, he wrote the work that he himself considered his greatest: his Missa Solemnis in D-major.
Although Beethoven committed numerous mortal sins during his life for failing to worship his God in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, he did compose glorious music for the Catholic Church and was devoted to the text of Holy Mass. He stated about the purpose of his Missa Solemnis: “My chief aim was to awaken and permanently instill religious feelings not only into the singers but also into the listeners.”
Curiously, Beethoven admired most highly as the model of true Church music the Renaissance composer, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (ca. 1525-1594), regarded as the most Catholic of composers. When the Council of Trent (1545-1563) was about to ban polyphonic compositions at Mass in favor of only the Church's own Gregorian Chant, Palestrina composed the Missa Papae Marcelli, whose polyphony was of such beauty that the Sacred Council withdrew consideration of the ban.
Even though during his life, Beethoven had significantly fallen away from the practice of his Catholic Faith that inspired his music, he did in the end return to it when he was dying in Vienna in the year 1824 at age 56. He called for a priest and received the (traditional) Sacrament of Extreme Unction. Thus, the great composer who glorified God with his composer's pen, may have been forgiven his sins and may see the glory of God, of Whom he composed with such beauty and fervor.
Another Newchurch leader has fallen. As of December 17, 2019, Newchurch no longer has a Newpapal Nuncio (Ambassador) to France. Newarchbishop Luigi Ventura was charged sex crimes on January 17, 2019. France had to have his diplomatic immunity stripped to begin prosecution. Francis-Bergoglio, as usual, imposed no sanctions on the errant Newarchbishop, but allowed him to retire normally at age 75 and say that he quit "for reasons of age."
Ventura is facing prosecution for sexual battery on a young male staffer of Paris City Hall right in front of the Paris Mayor while giving her New Year address. Ventura is also accused of another sex crime against a young man in the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, near Quebec, Canada.. Ventura faces five years jail and a fine of 83,000 U.S. dollars, which could be increased to 166,000 U.S. dollars if the battery is found to be aggravated. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
True Catholics, what is it with these high officials of Francis-Bergoglio? So many of them are falling to vile crimes. It is rightly said that "the fish stinks from the head." Newchurch has had to deal with a series of paedophile-supporting Newpopes: the Polish Unsaint, JPII-Wojtyla; the former Nazi Benedict-Ratzinger, and now the Marxist/Modernist Francis-Bergoglio. It seems that between the corrupt Newpopes and their beloved Vatican II Anti-Council, the Newchurch of the New Order doesn't stand a chance for survival!
Newcardinal George Pell, former Newarchbishop of Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, and former Secretary of the Economy (Chief Financial Officer) for Francis-Bergoglio, has been imprisoned in solitary confinement since February 2019. He may be allowed the (invalid) Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid on Christmas, but he will not be simulating the (invalid) Novus Ordo Mess.
Pell was convicted in December 2018 on five counts of child sexual abuse upon two choir boys in his Newcathedral after the Sunday fake New Mess there. He is now serving a six-year prison sentence. Pell is described in the prison as "a very much hated figure" there. Even hardened criminals cannot tolerate a paedophile. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.
True Catholics, Pell didn't want to go back to Australia for trial, but when he hired an outside auditor to investigate Newvatican's corrupt finances, that hit too close to Francis-Bergoglio, who in retaliation expelled Pell back to Australia for sexually assaulting two choir boys right in his Newcathedral. Pell is just one of several Newcardinals perpetrating such crimes, like the infamous Theodore McCarrick, of Washington, D.C. Such is the ilk with which Bergoglio surrounds himself and whom he supports in their criminal activities. After his conviction, Pell's name still remained for several months on the Newvatican masthead as Chief Financial Officer.
Further proof that Francis-Bergoglio has been unable to manage the number of paedophile crimes committed by his Newcardinals, Newbishops, and presbyters and further proof that Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust continues unabated was announced on December 19, 2019, by Newchurch's Congregation for the Doctrine of the [New Order] Faith. The number of cases is rising so fast that the Congregation can't keep up, and the child victims are not receiving justice from their predators, who are running rampant among the Newchurch clergy.
In 2019 a record one thousand cases have been filed, many coming from countries that have not previously made such reports. This number is four times what it was a decade ago. Newchurch officials are calling the increasing numbers a tidal wave and are predicting that the worst is yet to come. Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Italy, and Poland have now joined the United States among the countries with the most cases. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
True Catholics, the head of the Congregation's investigation unit stated that pew Newchurchers have finally grown disillusioned with decades of Newchurch clergy's crimes and their cover-up by Newbishops. Bergoglio's purported "zero tolerance" policy has been shown to be a scam. Penalties for ruining childrens' lives are often trivial prayers or penances -- nothing even near Galileo's penance of saying the Seven Penitential Psalms every day for a year for a mere imprudence. Bergoglio seems to think that Newchurch is better served if the criminal Newclergy remain as presbyters, i.e., Protestant-style ministers (Newchurch has not ordained priests in the Sacrament of Holy Orders since adoption of the Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968).
Francis-Bergoglio has figured out what he wants to do when he abdicates from the Newpapacy. He wants to give up religion and go secular. He wants to be United Nations Secretary General. His application for this secular position is a proposal for a new annual secular celebration of "human fraternity."
This secular scheme Bergoglio cooked up with the infidel Sunni Grand Imam of al-Azhar Mosque in Egypt, Ahmed el-Tayeb. The Marxist/Modernist Newpope wants the U.N. to declare February 4 as the annual "World Day of Human Fraternity." He is promoting the heresy of Oecumenism ("we all worship the same gods"; "all religions are equally true"). February 4 is the date that Bergoglio and Ahmed fabricated a Joint Declaration on Human Fraternity, which has been condemned by religious leaders around the world for promoting religious indifferentism and rejecting Jesus Christ as the One Lord.
This Joint Declaration promotes outright heresy, in that it states that "the diversity of religions" is "willed by God." Such a statement conflicts with Catholic dogma that there is only one true religion, the (traditional) Catholic religion -- of which Bergoglio's Newchurch of the New Order is not a part. Bergoglio has been condemned by Christian communities worldwide for rejecting the First Commandment of God and for rejecting the Christian Gospels. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio, acting as the Marxist agent he is, has also proposed that the United Nations adopt a “Global Pact for Education” that promotes a “new humanism.” Such a humanism would put make human beings a new godhead, to set a New Morality to go along with the New Religion that was concocted at the Vatican II Anti-council in 1962-1965. By exerting control over school systems around the world, Bergoglio and his fellow Marixsts can indoctrinate children into the anti-Christian and anti-Catholic God of Secularism.
You know that annoying "second collection" (or even "third collection") in Newchurch that goes to supporting Peter's Pence, which Newchurchers were led to believe went to the poor and other charities? It has been exposed as a fraud. On December 11, 2019, the Wall Street Journal exposed the fraud on its front page, revealing that only ten per cent of the money taken in goes to Francis-Bergoglio's charities (perhaps to illegal aliens or Muslims; it's not defined). Ninety per cent of the money goes into the pockets of the bureaucracy of Newvatican.
Bad as that is, now more of the money is now going to prop up Bergoglio's Modernist/Marxist regime, given that many Newchurchers have cut off their donations because of Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust. The money is being used to keep Bergoglio's Newchurch from going bankrupt. So desperate is Bergoglio's Newchurch that recent reports show that it has been converting Newchurchers' donations, which they think are going to the poor, into shaky investment schemes, managed by Newcardinals, who know nothing about secular investments. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Catholic Herald.]
True Catholics, Newchurch's bishops have also been part of the fraud by hawking these extra collections, characterizing them as going to the poor and other charities, at the same time that promotional material from Newvatican gives the same fraudulent impression. Newcardinal Wilfred Napier, a member of Bergoglio's Council for the Economy, admitted to the Wall Street Journal: "The promotional material is not accurate; it is misleading or even wrong, because it does not reflect the truth." As a result, it may be that finally those second and third collections of Newchurch that are going to fund fraud will be eliminated, but by that time Newchurch itself might, by the grace of God, be eliminated.
Now Newchurchers know why sermons given by their presbyters and Newbishops are so bad. The respected Pew Research Center on December 16, 2019, released the results of its study of 50,000 Christian sermons, showing that Newchurch "homilies" in the United States were (far too) short, the shortest of all Christian denominations: less than even 15 minutes. The average Evangelical sermon lasts well over half an hour (39 minutes). Black Christian sermons average almost an hour (54 minutes).
Moreover, the Pew study showed that Newchurch, which is not Catholic, but now is barely even Protestant, doesn't speak about Christian topics.
The Pew study found that the most distinctive words used in Newchurch "homilies" are:
The most distinctive words used in Evangelical sermons are:
The Pew study found that the words Newchurch uses are mostly not even about Christ or the Christian Faith. The Evangelicals sermonize about Heaven, Hell, salvation, and sin. The Newchurchers don't. If the study had been done before the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), Catholic sermons would likely be found to contain the same words that are now listed in Evangelical sermons.
True Catholics, a religious subject can hardly be developed in less than 15 minutes. No wonder Newchurchers are ignorant of doctrine, don't understand their (invalid) Novus Ordo Mess service, and disagree with Biblical and Church teaching on moral matters. This Pew study confirms the fact that the Newchurch of the New Order, which became a Protestant sect during the Vatican II Anti-council, is now even deviating from Protestant Christian standards. Now Newchurch is merely a secular political institution, whose leaders speak about secular politics, not religion, and certainly not the Catholic religion.
Now we know why the Newchurch of the New Order is so full of heretics: it doesn't know what the Catholic Church's definition of heresy is! As St. Thomas Aquinas, the Church's Principal Theologian defines it: "A species of infidelity in men who, having professed the faith of Christ, corrupt its dogmas," that is, dogmata of Divine Public Revelation in Sacred Scripture or Sacred Tradition. Now isn't that a perfect definition of Newchurch and all its adherents?! The fabricated "New Mess" is heretical according to the decrees of the dogmatic Council of Trent. The atheistic Communism that Francis-Bergoglio professes is heretical. The Vatican II Anti-council's "Oecumenism," which teaches essentially that we all worship the same gods and that all religions are true, rejects the dogmatic teaching that the Catholic Church is the one true Church.
Now we have Newarchbishop Vincenzo Paglia, Francis-Bergoglio's President of the Pontifical Academy for Life [Death], pontificating on December 10, 2019: "For the Catholic Church, if someone says that Judas is in Hell, he is a heretic. Paglia is not a Catholic, so his statement not surprisingly turns on its head any true Catholic understanding of the term "heretic." His statement certainly has nothing to do with the Catholic Church. Although Judas's being in Hall is not dogma, it is most certainly supported by Sacred Scripture (e.g. Matthew 26:24, Mark 14:21, John 6:70), Sacred Tradition, and Fathers and Doctors of the Church, including the Great Doctor St. Augustine of Hippo and the Church's Principal Theologian, St. Thomas Aquinas, as by the Catechism of the dogmatic Council of Trent.
True Catholics, this is a typical tactic of the Marxist/Modernism that grips Newchurch leaders since the Vatican II Anti-council: to deny their own heresies and instead try to paint true Catholics as heretics. It won't work. God's truth is too obvious to deny. Catholic teaching remains constant, like God; Newchurch teaching changes every day, like the wiles of Satan.
Newchurch officials in the Netherlands echoed the oecumenical heresy when they proclaimed: "It’s better to have Buddhists than apartments." The beautiful traditional Catholic church in Afferden as of December 10, 2019, has been reconstructed into a Buddhist temple, operated by a pagan group from Thailand. The Afferden church is the last but one formerly Catholic church in the district. Formerly Catholic churches taken over by Newchurch are closing at an increasing rate in the Netherlands.
The once Catholic church now boasts a huge golden Buddha statue. An even larger one is being sent from Thailand, together with various painting about the life of the heathen. Some Newchurchers are even undergoing a process of conversion to the pagan sect. When the Afferden church closed, all but two Newchurchers completely abandoned the New Order sect, currently headed by Francis-Bergoglio. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Netherlands' Katholiek Nieuwsblad.]
True Catholics, Newchurch itself loves heathen Buddhism. Every Newpope from the Unsaint JPII-Wojtyla issues a sycophantic letter to the pagans on Buddha's birthday. Newchurch has already imported pagan practices under the heresy of Oecumenism (we all worship the same gods; all religions are equally true). Only a blind man cannot see what a fraud Newchurch has perpetrated. That is why so many are leaving Newchurch, the best of whom find a traditional Catholic church and keep the True Faith.
For the third straight year under the Marxist/Newpope Francis-Bergoglio's political regime, St. Susanna's Newchurch in Dedham, Massachusetts, has forced on its members and the general public a blasphemous Nativity scene. In an effort to push the Leftist political agenda on alleged "global warming," the Holy Infant is depicted as floating on water that is filled with plastic bottles. Meanwhile, the shepherd's flock and the three Magi are drowning in the water. Posted above the scene is the following political message: "God so loved the world...will we?" In 2018 presbyter Stephen Josoma erected a scene putting the Holy Infant in a cage and separating him from his parents. In 2017, Josoma erected a scene depicting mass shootings. Even Newchurchers are scandalized by the outright Leftist politics being forced upon them.
The backlash has been severe. Presbyter Josoma has been deluged with harsh phone calls against his blasphemy. Several of his Newparishioners, stating that the scenes are about Leftist political causes, have left the Newparish. They are also deserting Newchurch because they say that they're tired of having Bergoglio's Marxist/Modernist political propaganda jammed down their throats.
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio kicked off his Marxist/Modernist politicized regime with his Encyclical Letter 2015 Laudato si', which lauded the Left's "global warming" political crusade. However, except in a few outlying areas, like Dedham, Massachursetts, even most Newchurchers don't pay any attention to it. Recent reports in the international press report that Bergoglio has gotten put out because his Leftist politics are being mostly ignored, including his advocacy for illegal invaders into Europe from Muslim countries. Newchurchers are getting fed up with the rampant corruption and immorality and have been abandoning Bergoglio and his agents in large numbers. Newvatican is looking at bankruptcy, and more Newchurches are being closed because of lack of funds and lack of members.
Newarchbishop Vicenzo Paglia, personally appointed in 2017 as President of the Newpontifical Academy for Life by Francis-Bergoglio, turned that Newchurch organization into the Academy for Death on December 10, 2019. Paglia says that presbyters can be present, giving their support at assisted suicides. He does not see that presence as lending implicit support for the practice. Such a statement turns on its head Catholic doctrine -- but that is no surprise, as Newchurch is not the Catholic Church, but has become increasingly Protestantized and Paganized since the Vatican II Anti-council.
Indicating yet another schism within the Newchurch of the New Order, the Swiss Newbishops during the week of December 2, 2019, had already released their statement regarding assisted suicide, stating that "pastoral caregivers" should not be present during a person's death by assisted suicide. Thus, they differed completely with the statement of Paglia, who said that he wanted to remove "ideology" (religion) from this situation. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Catholic Herald.]
True Catholics, hostility to "ideology" is a frequent talking point of Francis-Bergoglio, who equates "ideology," a Marxist term, with Catholic orthodoxy, or correct doctrine, held by traditionalists, whom he hates. Again we see the Marxist/Modernist Bergoglio rejecting Catholic moral teaching and rejecting Catholic doctrine. No wonder his Newchurch of the New Order stinks with sodomy, paedophilia, embezzlement, and other gross immoralities, from which Newchurch is dying an ugly death.
Is Francis-Bergoglio planning a quick exit from the Newpapacy owing to all his financial and sexual scandals? Recently he set up the Marxist/Modernist Newcardinal Luis Tagle, of Manila, as his successor. Tagle will come to head a "Super-dicastery," which will subordinate the Holy Office as a sub-department under the coming new structure for the Newcuria, currently being fabricated by Bergoglio's hand-picked Executive Committee for the Newvatican. Bergoglio has clearly anointed his fellow Leftist Tagle as his successor, as Vice Newpope -- or Newpope of Vice, if you will.
On December 12, 2019, Bergoglio appointed six Newdiocesan bishops and two more auxiliarie Newbishops in just one day. That's almost unprecedented. He has already broken all records for fast appointment of Newprelates, but this is quite a strike. Is he trying to put in place his fellow-traveler Marxist/Modernists before he has to join Ratzinger in the club of ex-Newpopes?
Recently it was revealed that a portion of Bergoglio's scam charity known as Peter's Pence collection went to fund the making of a homoerotic film including a lurid sodomite sex scene. The Wall Street Journal has revealed that only 10 per cent of all the funds collected by Peter's Pence is spent to relieve the poor. The other 90 per cent is used to pay down Newatican's budget deficit, although nobody really knows exactly where all the money is spent because that is kept secret.
No wonder there are cocaine parties in Newvatican hosted by Newcardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio's former Secretary. No wonder rent boys are procured to offer their services at those parties. Bergoglio and his Newvatican are collecting "money for the poor," coughed up by Newchurch at Newparish "second collections," using it to have wild parties, and Lord only knows what else. Remember Marciel Maciel, the rampant paedophile blessed by JPII-Wojtyla? He had yachts, summerhouses, endless wealth, and a supply of boys.
The Newprelates know that the party cannot continue forever, especially because attendance at Newchurch's invalid (phony) Newmesses is continuing to plummet, especially in Western countries, where money is actually still being made (e.g., the USA and Germany). No doubt, the Newprelates have diverted funds to bank accounts in Liechtenstein, Monaco, Switzerland, and the Cayman Islands. After all, one can't live in retirement on nothing!
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
What is the traditional obligation with respect to fast and abstinence on the Vigil of Christmas?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Traditionally, the Vigils of high holydays, including that of the Feast of the Nativity, commonly called Christmas, are days of fast (one full meal, two smaller meals, liquids permitted between meals) and complete abstinence from fleshmeat under grave obligation in preparation for the high holyday. The Vigil is the day before the high holyday. This Vigil day should be a day of spiritual and bodily preparation for the high holyday.
We do penance more easily in this life, or with much more difficulty in Purgatory. We should not look at such penances as an "obligation," but as a joy to offer to Our Lord. Just how much of a difficulty is such an abstinence really? We have salad, pasta, eggs, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, not to speak of cookies, candies, and chocolate, along with so many other foods that are given to us by the abundance of God. Is it really so hard to knock off the fleshmeat for just one day before the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ?
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The noose is tightening around Francis-Bergoglio's neck on the financial side of Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust. On November 20, 2019, an international network of 160 national financial organizations suspended Newvatican’s access to its data, and Bergoglio's financial credibility has been undermined. The organizations provide data on money laundering, financing of terrorism, tax fraud, and other financial crimes. But now Bergoglio's Vatican Bank itself stands accused of these crimes.
Bergoglio's Marxist/Modernist agenda has been undermined by his being frozen out of critical financial information. The offices of his Secretary of State was recently raided and financial documents confiscated by prosecutors for an ongoing criminal investigation. In fact, his Secretary of State, the No. 2 man at Newvatican, Newcardinal Pietro Parolin, has been personally accused of financial crimes with monies donated to the Newpapal scam charity known as Peter's Pence. A member of the network's board of directors resigned in protest when Bergoglio had dismissed one of the financial regulators involved in the investigation. [Some information for this Commentary was provided by the New York Times.
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio is now deep in financial crimes. He has dismissed auditors and regulators who get too close to his money-laundering and fraud scam being perpetrated on the backs of his Newchurchers, who think that they are contributing to a Newpapal charity, but in fact Bergoglio and his cronies are using the money to facilitate their crimes and line their personal pockets. The international financial community has now caught onto Bergoglio's scam and is cutting him off. Meanwhile, his Newchurch is sinking deeper into bankruptcy.
On December 8, 2019, Francis-Bergoglio abruptly bumped Newcardinal Filoni, aged only 73, from the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples to the honorary position of Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre. And guess who is the new Prefect of the Congregation, known as the "Red Pope" because he has such power over the appointment of Newbishops in non-developed countries? Why, it's none other than Newcardinal Luis Tagle, of Manila, Philippines, aged 62. Most Filippino Newbishops are Neocons at least, but not Tagle -- he is an wild Marxist revolutionary, just like Bergoglio.
Tagle is in lockstep with Bergoglio in rejecting Catholicism and deep-diving into political matters. Tagle fawns on Bergoglio's 2015 Encyclical Letter "Laudato si," which is fixated on "global warming." Tagle rejects Christ's doctrine on divorce and remarriage being adultery and liable to the severest penalties. Tagle, on the contrary, says that "people divorce out of love" and would let them munch the (invalid) Novus Ordo cookie and swill the (invalid) Novus Ordo Kool-Aid.
Bergoglio has been actively preparing Tagle as his successor Newpope. Bergoglio has said before that he plans to abdicate at the age of 85. That's another two years away, when Tagle will be 65 -- the perfect age to succeed as Newpope and rule Newchurch for a full fifteen or twenty years. If Bergoglio's plan succeeds, there will be nothing Catholic left in the Protestant Newchurch by the time Tagle is done -- as if there is anything left now. In fact by then there will be nothing remotely Christian left in Newchurch. And Tagle need only elevate like-minded Newcardinals to close the door forever to the foolish Neocons.
Of course, the next Newpope might not be Tagle. It might be some other Marxist revolutionary, such as Newcardinal Reinhard Marx, of Germany, aged 66, and therefore also perfect to complete Francis-Bergoglio's work. The handwriting is on the wall. The preparations are being made. And Neocon Protestant Newcardinals Muller, Eick, Sarah, Woelki, Ouellet, and others are out to lunch. Their day is done. It's just that they don't realize it yet. The future lies with those who refuse Newchurch and the New Mess and the failed Vatican II Anti-council revolution of the 1960s to the present day.
One of the young children violated by the United States's top paedophile Newcardinal, Theodore McCarrick, of Washington, D.C., has revealed that he personally told JPII-Wojtyla in front of other Newchurch officials during a visit to Newvatican about the crimes against him that went on for years. The "Unsaint" Wojtyla never lifted a finger against McCarrick, but instead promoted him. Nor did any of McCarrick's other Newchurch superiors take any action.
The child, now an adult, has had it with the criminal Newpopes and Newcardinals in the Newchurch of the New Order and on December 4, 2019, charged McCarrick and Newchurch on six counts of battery, intentional affliction of emotional distress, and gross negligence under a new law that extended the statute of limitations. "Theodore McCarrick is a fraud," said child victim Christopher Grein. "McCarrick is the biggest sinner of all." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the New Jersey Journal.]
True Catholics, no wonder voices have been raised to "un-saint" JPII-Wojtyla. His Novus Ordo con-anization was rushed through "subito" before his corruption could be fully investigated. Now it turns out that most of Newchurch's paedophile crimes occurred under his direct supervision in the 1980s. At the same time Wojtyla was engaging in public demonstrations of heresy, over one hundred separate cases having been documented. Truly, this "Unsaint" should be de-con-anized, along with the Half Hindu paedophile facilitator "Mother" Theresa, and the Marxist Revolutionary Oscar Romero.
Not only is Francis-Bergoglio a Marxist/Modernist/Pagan heretic but he is also an embezzler. The Italian daily Corriere della Sera (Evening Courier) has reported that Bergoglio's cronies have embezzled funds from the Newpapal "charity" known as Peter's Pence not only to invest in real-estate speculation but also to produce a "gay porn" film. Prosecutors are investigating the crime and corruption that goes to the very top of the Newpapacy, including the powerful Secretariat of State, led by Bergoglio's favorite, Newcardinal Pietro Perolin,
The film Rocketman purports to be a biography of the Elton John and includes an explicit homosexual sex scene, as a result of which the film has been banned in several countries. John has publicly announced that he is a sodomite and has had promiscuous liaisons with both men and women until he finally "married" his male lover and had two bastard children by a sex surrogate. Naturally, John has proclaimed that he is a "fan" of Bergoglio. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
True Catholics, it is a scandal that, according to a former deputy Secretary of State, only 10-15% of Peter's Pence actually goes to charity. The rest is lost to mismanagement and finds its way into the pockets of Newcardinals and perhaps even Newpopes. Newchurchers are starting to figure out that they are being swindled and are withholding their donations in large number. Francis-Bergoglio's Newvatican is rapidly sinking into the red. Bergoglio hasn't published a budget since 2015 and hasn't had an in-house auditor since he fired the previous one in 2017 for being too zealous in exposing financial corruption in Newvatican at the highest levels. Thus, it is all too easy for Bergoglio and his Newchurch cronies to embezzle their Newchurchers' donations.
Now we know why Newcardinal Robert Sarah's retirement as Prefect of the Congregation for Novus Ordo Worship has been postponed. The buzz in Newrome is that in January 2020 the time-bomb of Benedict-Ratzinger's Motu Proprio Summorum pontificum will explode. Far from being a traditionalist document that provided permission for the New Latin Mess to be simulated by unordained Novus Ordo presbyters, Ratzinger specifically included many time-bombs in his Letter that accompanied the Motu Proprio of July 7, 2007. One of these time-bombs was the following: "The two Forms of the usage of the Roman Rite can be mutually enriching: new Saints and some of the new Prefaces can and should be inserted in the old Missal."
In other words, the New Latin Mess of 1962 (sometimes erroneously called "Extraordinary") not only could be -- but should be -- significantly corrupted by additions from the fake (invalid) Novus Ordo Mess. In January 2020, seven Novus Ordo Unsaints will be added to the New Latin Mess of 1962. We do not know the names of the seven Unsaints yet -- perhaps the Communist Oscar Romero or the Paedophile Newpope JPII-Wojtyla. The typical practice is to add new "saints" to the calendar and then incorporate them into the next edition of the Missal. This practice implies that a new, new 1962 Mess is a-coming soon. What else will it impose?
In fact, there is no "Extraordinary" rite in the Roman Catholic Church. The only Roman rite is what we now call the "Traditional Latin Mass," which in all its essentials was passed on by St. Peter, the first pope, to the Church. The Apostles themselves, according to St. Ambrose, worked at its elaboration. It reached its complete perfection with Popes St. Damasus (fourth century) and St. Gregory the Great (sixth century).
The Newchurchers that go to the Half New Order Vatican II Mess of 1962 are deluding themselves. Not only is it not the Traditional Latin Mass, but it is being simulated by Novus Ordo presbyters who have never been ordained as Catholic priests, but merely "installed" as "presbyters" (ministers) to "preside over the assembly of the people" under the Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968. What we do know is that the Marxist/Modernist/Pagan Francis-Bergoglio hates the Traditional Latin Mass and will do anything to undermine it, even its bastard progeny, the Mess of 1962.
On December 3, 2019, Francis-Bergoglio appointed his ninth of the eleven Newbishops in Austria. I have reported before on the breakneck speed at which Bergoglio is appointing Newbishops. Austria has nine Newdioceses. Only one Austrian Newbishop (Agidius Zsifkovics, of Eisenstadt) was named by the Second Paedophile Newpope, Benedict-Ratzinger.
The notorious radical Leftist, Newcardinal Christoph Schonborn, was installed by the First Paedophile Newpope, JPII-Wojtyla. He is 74 and will keep his vote as a Newcardinal for another five years and some months. If anything, he is even worse than any of the Bergoglian Newbishops of Austria. He consistently panders to anti-Catholic interests and recently turned his Newcathedral over to a blasphemous "benefit" produced by sodomites and drag queens dancing around the Novus Ordo "altar" to the beat of jungle music.
Francis-Bergoglio has been appointing Newbishops who are in their fifties, one after another after another. He moves fast to replace any Neocon bishops put in place by his two predecessors. One of these Bergoglian Newbishops has just permitted the "blessing" of two lesbians in one of his churches.
The Neocons -- those who are conservative politically, but wed themselves to the Marxist/Modernist Newpopes with nary a protest against them -- are living in Fantasyville if they think that they can bring back a "conservative" Novus Ordo Newchurch. It's over for them and their Newchurch of the New Order. The pagans have gained control, and the Neocons are being liquidated. Those who have even a scintilla of Catholicism need to get out of Newchurch -- which is most certainly not the Catholic Church -- as fast as they can. The Hellevator of Newchurch goes only in only one direction -- down.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I thought that I was attending a traditional Catholic Church, but now I find that it is moving the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which occurs on a Sunday in 2019, to the following Monday. Moreover, the priest (?) announced that Monday has become a Holyday of Obligation because Sundays in Advent cannot be superseded by a feastday. I know of a site that uses the Half Novus Ordo Mess of 1962, and that site does not transfer the Holyday either.
I am puzzled by all of this because in the past I have attended the Mass of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on a Sunday and have never had to attend Mass on day other than December 8 to fulfill the obligation for the Immaculate Conception.
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
It appears that you are not in fact attending a Traditional Latin Mass, but a site that is, at least in part, following the heretical New Order. The traditional Catholic Ordo (pre-1950) specifies that the Feast of the Immaculate Conception supersedes the Second Sunday of Advent. The former is a Double Feast of the First Class; the latter is a Sunday of the Second Class. Such a Sunday yields to a Double Feast of the First Class, with a commemoration of the Sunday and the Last Gospel of the Sunday. Moreover, there is no provision for moving a Double Feast of the First Class (which most Holydays of Obligation are) to the following Monday.
What you have encountered is yet another anti-Catholic perversion of the New Order sect. Even the so-called "Mass of 1962," as you indicate, celebrates the Sunday, December 8 feast on the Sunday. December 7 is the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception and is therefore a day of fast and abstinence from fleshmeat, as are most vigils of Holydays of Obligation. This liturgical perversion, along with thousands of others, demonstrates just how anti-Catholic the Novus Ordo is. Not only was most of the Traditional Latin Mass corrupted to invent the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan "New Mess" but also the Divine Office was completely gutted, the lectionary was changed to a Protestant form, and the traditional Catholic Calendar was substantially changed, as you have discovered. In the Novus Ordo's calendar, feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Angels, and the Saints are denigrated to a low status.
For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Traditional Liturgical Calendar department.
In a surprising move, Francis-Bergoglio on December 2, 2019, withdrew the well-known television personality and orator Bishop Fulton Sheen's name from the roll of those to be Novus-Ordo beatified. It was reported that several Newbishops in the United States had petitioned Bergoglio to stop the beatification, which had previously been rushed through to occur on December 21, 2019.
The speculation is that Sheen may not pass paedophile vetting, and that the Newbishops wanted to make sure that Newchurch was not embarrassed by another questionable con-anization. Already calls have been raised to de-con-anize Newpope JPII-Wojtyla because of recent information that he had colluded with paedophiles, in violation of the Pauline principle expressed Romans 1:32. Francis-Bergoglio was the one who con-anized Wojtyla, as well as the notorious Marxist Newarchbishop Oscar Romero, a proponent of condemned "Liberation Theology." Sheen, who was Newarchbishop of Rochester, New York, 1966-1969, may have been involved in paedophile cases that are expected to be charged in a forthcoming report of New York State's Attorney General.
Significantly, the press releases from Newvatican and from Newbishop Robert Jenky, of Peoria, Illinois, where Sheen's cadaver now resides since having been ingloriously disentombed from New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral after a scandalous and rancorous battle over who should take possession of the body, differ on how many U.S. Newbishops requested the stop to the Novus-Ordo beatification. The Newvatican release speaks of "several" Newbishops requesting a stop. The Peoria release speaks of "a few."
There was also a suspicious full-throated denial by the Peoria Newbishop that Sheen had been involved in "abuse of a minor." Jenky went on to pontificate the usual mantra: that the subject was an "exemplary model of Christian conduct," a "model of holiness and virtue." In the past, such full-throated denials of any wrong doing have regularly been turned on their head by subsequent revelations that the subject has in fact been so involved. It is revealing that Newvatican has not announced a rescheduling of the Novus Ordo beatification. Suspiciously, the U.S. Conference of Catholic [New]bishops refused all comment on the matter. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
True Catholics, all of this stinks to high Heaven. Why was Sheen's body purloined under cover of dawn, without ceremony and removed to Peoria? Why was Sheen's own will, which directed that he be buried in New York's Calvary Cemetery, completely ignored while corrupt Newprelates disputed over the cadaver. Why was Sheen's only living relative, an elderly woman, browbeaten by Newchurch into turning over the cadaver? Why all the secrecy about the reason for withdrawing Sheen's name from Novus-Ordo beatification. Who are the Newbishops who requested the stop and why? The saga of Sheen's desecrated cadaver is a particularly flagrant example of the corruption and sacrilege that is the Newchurch of the New Order, its Newpopes, and its Newprelates. None of these actions have anything to do with Catholicism.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Is it sinful to consult mediums and seers to learn about the future? My Newchurch relatives recently told me that they consulted someone known as a "medium". One reason people meet with a medium is to console themselves by apparently communicating with their deceased relatives. I understood that the Bible indicates that such mediums are not messengers from God, but from some malign force or spirit.
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Your understanding is quite correct, and your Newchurch relatives are seriously in error. Remember that Newchurchers are not Catholic; thus, they involve themselves in idolatry, heresy, and immorality. Necromancy, also known as divination, sorcery, and spiritism, which consists in the conjuring of supposed spirits of the dead to reveal the future, is most assuredly sinful. It is an abomination to God, a very serious sin against the First Commandment -- and dangerous to boot. Necromancy is condemned in many passages of both the Old Testament and the New Testament, for example: "Any one that consulteth pythonic spirits [seers], or fortune tellers: or that seeketh the truth from the dead [necromancers]. For the Lord abhorreth all these things: and for these abominations he will destroy them at thy coming (Deuteronomy 18:11-12/DRV).
Those who toy with such diabolic practices are playing with fire and expose themselves to demonic attack. He is not relying on the Lord for truth, but Satan. Sometimes such practices clothe themselves as religious "revelations" or "prophecies" or "visions" and are in opposition to Christ's Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, which warn us that these are of Satan.
St. John of the Cross, perhaps the Church's greatest mystic, warned: "The desire for private revelations deprives faith of its purity, develops a dangerous curiosity that becomes a source of illusions, fills the mind with vain fancies, and often proves the want of humility, and of submission to Our Lord, Who, through His public revelation, has given all that is needed for salvation. We must suspect those apparitions that lack dignity or proper reserve, and above all, those that are ridiculous. This last characteristic is a mark of human or diabolical machination. Stay away from visions, apparitions, and miracles as much as you can. Be careful of visions, even when they are authentic. St. Vincent Ferrer, and Pope St. Pius X, inter alios, warned similarly.
For further information on this topic, 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 "Apparitions, Miracles, Private Revelations, and Visions."
"Who am I to judge?" pontificated Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, of sodomy, one of the Four Biblical Sins that Cry out to God for Retribution. Now one of Bergoglio's intimates, Ultra-leftist Newcardinal Christoph Schonborn, has turned over St. Stephen's Newcathedral in Vienna to a group of drag queens to put on a blasphemous extravaganza to benefit sodomites. This is the third year under Bergoglio's pro-sodomite regime that Schonborn has done so -- without a peep of protest from Bergoglio.
On November 30, 2019, a congeries of perverted persons openly paraded before Newcardinal Schonborn, while the venerable St. Stephen's Newcathedral, originally founded as a Catholic cathedral in 1137, was used as the stage for blasphemy, with sodomites standing on the "altar rail" dressed as demons, while vulgar heavy rock jungle music blared forth. The extravaganza featured Thomas Neuwirth, Austria’s infamous drag queen “Conchita Wurst."
Francis-Bergoglio's Newchurch is all bought in to this grotesquerie, as the extravaganza was co-sponsored by the Knights of Malta in conjunction with Newcardinal Schonborn. Many Neocon and pseudo-traditionalist Newchurchers seem to think that the Knights of Malta is a traditionalist organization. It isn't. It is just as blasphemous, idolatrous, heretical, and immoral as any other organization in Newchurch, which corrupts everything it touches.
On the other side of the Atlantic, in the United States, Francis-Bergoglio's pro-sodomite regime at the Newjesuit Marquette University in Wisconsin openly sponsored a Drag Queen Story Hour on October 12, 2019, which is the date of (Catholic) Columbus Day. Remember that Bergoglio himself is member of the Marxist Newjesuit order, which the esteemed traditional priest, himself once a Newjesuit, Fr. Malachi Martin, exposed as a Modernist fraud in his1988 bestselling blockbuster The Jesuits: The Society of Jesus and the Betrayal of the Roman Catholic Church.
Meanwhile, James Martin, the notorious pro-sodomite presbyter being considered by Bergoglio to become Newarchbishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has published on the internet an image of Christ as a homosexual, used to illustrate a book titled The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision. Neither Bergoglio nor any U.S. Newbishop has denounced the blasphemy. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
True Catholics, it seems that the sodomite cause is losing steam in Austria. The annual drag ball had to be canceled because corporate sponsors backed out and the donations were embezzled to fund the sodomite lifestyles of the organizers. So the pro-sodomite Newcardinal Schonbron stepped in to turn over his Newcathedral to the grotesquerie. In 2017 Schonbron, had staged a "Gay Mess" in his Newcathedral. In 2018 Schonbron blessed the sodomite organizer of the event and his paramour. The extravaganza was described as “the death of a feeble [New]church." Truer words were never spoken.
The United Nations has suspended its work with Francis-Bergoglio's purported charity, Caritas International, after it was revealed by CNN that the charity's presbyter-director, Luk Delft, is a convicted paedophile, who had sexually assaulted several boys. Unlike Newchurch, the United Nations has a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual exploitation and assault. The United Nations and civil authorities are investigating Luk and Bergoglio's charity.
Francis-Bergoglio made no response to this disgusting situation. He is supposed to have a "zero tolerance" policy on paedophile Newclergy, but that is only for show. He rarely enforces the policy, and then only in the mildest ways, like letting his criminals retire. On November 29, 2019, Bergoglio visited his Caritas operation in Newrome in a photo op obviously intended to counter the bad press of the Delft affair. The Marxist/Modernist Bergoglio is interested only in playing games and trying to con clueless Newchurchers to keep coughing up money for his corrupt enterprises. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by CNN.]
True Catholics, it is ironic that the presbyter-director of Francis-Bergoglio's charity is a member of the Newsalesians, the religious order founded by St. Don Bosco (1815-1888) to protect children. All religious orders in Newchurch have now become corrupted. Not a one of them has escaped the heresy and immorality of New Order sect, founded on November 21, 1964, at the Vatican II Anti-council.
Presbyter George Clements, an activist presbyter, has died at age 87 in Chicago, Illinois. He was known for pushing Novus Ordo "social justice." His activities derived from the Vatican II Anti-council, after which the Newchurch of the New Order, founded at that Anti-council in 1964, no longer ordained priests, but merely "installed" presbyters, who are essentially Protestant ministers. Newchurch presbyters are not interested in what Catholic priests are ordained under the Sacrament of Holy Orders to do, i.e., "to offer the sacrifice of the Mass for the living and the dead." Rather, they become activities for such secular activities as "social justice."
Clements also rejected the Catholic priesthood by adopting four children. In 1974, as pastor of Holy Angels Newchurch in Chicago, Illinois, Clements was accused of sexually assaulting a boy. He was removed from the Novus Ordo "ministry."
True Catholics, presbyter Clements is yet another example of how the Newchurch clergy, not having the priesthood, have gone astray. Instead of offering the true Mass for his people, he simulated the invalid (phony) Protestant-Masonic-Pagan "New Mess" of 1969 and spent the bulk of his time nosing into secular activist crusades. Now Newchurch has a self-confessed Communist at its head. It all fits. That is why Newchurch is sinking fast, and why its Mess and "sacraments" are fake and its activities are just a mere excused to assault children and embezzle money from adults.
Francis-Bergoglio has confessed in a September 24, 2019, interview with Italian journalist Dr. Eugenio Scalfari, soon to be published in book form, that he was profoundly influenced by atheistic Communism when he decided to become presbyter of the New Order and that he found atheistic Communism to be "in harmony with the social doctrine" of the Newchurch of the New Order. Bergoglio in no way adverted to the fact that the 1949 Decree against Communism approved by Pope Pius XII declared Catholics who professed Communist doctrine to be excommunicated as apostates from the Christian faith. Thus, it appears that, by his own admission, Bergoglio was excommunicated from the Catholic Church even before he became a Novus Ordo presbyter.
In the interview, soon to be released in book form, Francis-Bergoglio calls himself a militant "Modernist revolutionary," who dismisses any attempt to convert anyone to Christianity (what he calls "proselytism"). He reveals that in his native Argentina, he was taught at the university by a "fervent Communist," whom he respected and befriended. This teacher gave Bergoglio texts from the Communist party to read. Bergoglio's teacher has been identified as a Paraguayan Marxist terrorist Esther Ballestrino de Careaga, who was put to death for her violent crimes. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by CC News.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio declares that it is the Communists who think like Christians. For him, Newchurch is a political game, having no religious import, but is merely a vehicle to pander atheistic Communism and Marxist revolution though the power of the institution. In Bergoglio's heretical view, Our Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross not to redeem the sins of man, but to establish socialistic "brotherhood." The heretic Bergoglio also rejects the absolute truth of God and declares that each man may make up the truth for himself. This is the core belief of virulent, heretical Modernism, which Pope St. Pius X condemned as "the synthesis of all heresies." Truer words were never spoken, and the current heretic Newpope is Newchurch's best representation of its endemic heresy.