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The Munich Statistical Office revealed on May 26, 2020, that 10,744 Newchurchers had formally left the Munich Newarchdiocese in 2019 alone. This number was 20 per cent higher than the 2018 number of 8,995. This is the first time that annual departures have exceeded the 10,000 mark since records began. The previous high for departures was 9,010. Newchurch in Germany, and in Europe in general, has been bleeding profusely since just after the end of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965). In 2018, 216,078 Newchurchers abandoned Newchurch in Germany.
Munich is the Newarchdiocese that the Modernist Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger ruled from 1977 to 1982, and from which he was removed by the Unsaint JPII-Wojtyla to become Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the [New Order] Faith. It was in that role that Ratzinger presided over Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust and let off scot free tens of thousands of paedophile presbyters, Newbishops, and Newcardinals. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
True Catholics, Germany has gone Ultra-Modernist/Heretic and has done little or nothing to stop the predations of paedophile presbyters, Newbishops, and Newcardinals. Germans Newchurchers are simply voting by their feet and walking out on Newchurch in droves, at the same time sticking their finger in the eye of the current heretic Newcardinal, Gerhard Marx, and the previous Newcardinal, Ratzinger.
On May 26, 2020, the Newchurch diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota, which numbers barely over 100,000 Newchurchers, agreed to settle with 70 child victims of sex crimes perpetrated by 41 of its presbyters with a payoff of 22,500,000 dollars. Subsequently, Newbishop Donald Kettler announced that his Newdiocese would declare bankruptcy. Kettler, who has been Newbishop since 2013, was dragged kicking and screaming into the settlement and bankruptcy after the State of Minnesota opened a three-year window that lifted the statute of limitations on such crimes.
St. Cloud is the 24th U.S. Newdiocese to go bankrupt in Newchurch's continuing Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust. Five of Minnesota's six Newdioceses have gone bankrupt because of sex crimes against children by their presbyters and because of a "massive cover-up" of such crimes: the St. Paul-Minneapolis, Duluth, New Ulm, and Winona-Rochester. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
True Catholics, the Newchurch of primarily the Unsaint JPII-Wojtyla, Benedict-Ratzinger, and Francis-Bergoglio still has not learned its lesson. The cover-ups continue. It is only thanks to secular governments that Newchurch's corrupt bishops have been forced to pay up and go bankrupt for their crimes and those of their underling presbyters. The three Newpopes, and most other Newchurch leaders, have continued to do nothing but support their Newclergy's paedophile crimes. Thank God that Newchurch, founded in 1964 at the Vatican II Anti-council, is not the Catholic Church, and its vile morality is not representative of the true Catholic Church.
Immediately after the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), Newchurch maintained the validity of its baptisms. No more can that be assumed. Decade after decade, Newchurch has been sinking into invalid baptisms, so that no longer can one assume that a Novus Ordo baptism is even valid.
Newchurch's first lapse into invalidity was the abandonment in many places of the form prescribed by Christ and enshrined in St. Matthew's Gospel (28:19). Instead of baptizing "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost," Newchurch began to baptize "in the name of the Creator, and of the Redeemer, and of the Sanctifier." This form is patently invalid, and no baptism takes place.
Now we read that a Newchurch presbyter has implemented an invalid method of "pseudo-baptism by squirt gun." The excuse for this invalid method is allegedly the Chinese Virus, but, dogmatically, there is no exception to the Biblical form and matter. There are three and only three valid methods of baptism, all of which are mentioned in Scripture:
In a Minnesota Newparish, however, a presbyter pseudo-baptized a two-month-old baby by squirting him with water from a squirt gun. Such a baptism is invalid because, the water must be poured over the forehead of the baptizand. Apparently, the clueless parents didn't care whether the baptism was valid or not: their main purpose was getting a photograph to spew over the internet. This incident, among many, proves just how corrupt Newchurch has become, and how mortally irresponsible Newchurchers have become. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by News18/CNN.]
True Catholics, one can no longer assume that Novus Ordo baptisms are valid. As the years have gone by, with more and more defects of form and matter, one now has to assume just the opposite: Novus Ordo baptisms are invalid -- unless they can be proven valid in an individual case.
It seems that the Chinese Virus may end Newchurch's sacrilegious "communion" in the hand. We know that the Newchurch does not have real "communion," but only fake cookies and Kool-Aid. Nevertheless, Newchurch fraudulently tries to make out to the world that its "communion," mostly dealt out into hands, is legitimate. The practice of hand "communion" is condemned by popes and councils since Pope Sixtus the First circa 115.
"Communion" in the hand is a Protestant innovation foisted upon Newchurchers in the name of false oecumenism ("we all worship the same gods; all religions are true"). The Novus Ordo practice of "communion" in the hand is rooted in the rejection of the Catholic doctrine on the Most Holy Eucharist and the denial of the Catholic priesthood. The Sixth Oecumenical Council (680-681) forbade the recipients to take the Sacred Host in their hand, excommunicating the transgressors with excommunication.
On May 24, 2020, Dr. Giulio Fanti, Professor of Mechanical Enginerring at the distinguished University of Padua, Italy, reported that he had conducted experiments on the dispersion of particles with hand "communion" and found that fragments of particles about one-tenth of a millimetre dispersed onto the floor, clothing, hair, and other articles are "countless," producing literally a "cloud" of particles. The dirty fingers of Newchurchers disperse the particles even more widely, leading to "an infinite number of sacrileges." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana.]
True Catholics, science, therefore, concurs with traditional Catholic teaching. With traditional Communion on the tongue, the risk of sacrilege is eliminated. The particles are confined to the priest's fingers, which are twice purified after Holy Communion, once with water and wine, then with wine only. But God is not mocked. As Newchurch moved to sacrilegious "communion" in the hand in 1969, they had already lost the priesthood upon adopting the Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968 and lost the Mass upon adopting the New Order Mess of 1969.
On May 23, 2020, the Catholic [Sic] Women's Community of Germany followed the Modernist/Pagan Newpope Francis-Bergoglio's lead by calling for the worship of the goddess Pachamama, which Bergoglio had installed in St. Peter's Archbasilica in connection with his Amazonian synod in October 2019. Pachamama worship is to take place instead of particularly during the month of May, the month traditionally associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The group called its blasphemous promotion of the pagan goddess "the other side of Mary" and claimed that Papachama provided "other and new access" to Mary. In fact, the Pachamama goddess was adopted by Amazonian aboriginals from pagan Hinduism. The Newchurchers' version slyly dresses the pagan goddess to suggest the Blessed Virgin Mary with a large, wide dress. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Katholisches.]
True Catholics, this Pachamama worship, suborned by the heretic Newpope Francis-Bergoglio is pure idolatry and blasphemy against the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is just one more piece of evidence how Bergoglio has poisoned his Newchurchers with outright paganism. When the Newchurch of the New Order was created on November 21, 1964, at the Vatican II Anti-council, who would have guessed that some fifty years later the idol of a pagan goddess would be established by a purported pope in St. Peter's Archbasilica? The real question is why Newchurchers so readily put up with a false Church (Newchurch is certainly not the Catholic Church), instead of revolting, as the Catholics of previous centuries did against such attacks against the true Faith.
Word has now leaked out of Neo-Society of St. Pius X that the Neo-SSPX is now down to two bishops. Bishop Richard Williamson, formerly the Neo-SSPX's senior bishop, left Fellay in 2012, because Fellay, then Superior General, now de facto Superior General using David Pagliarani as his puppet, had a policy of selling out to heretic Newrome and its Newpopes. Now word comes from France that Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais, 74, the Neo-SSPX's Gallic bishop, is being hospitalized at a Neo-SSPX facility, apparently for the rest of his life. Only the Spaniard bishop, Alfonso de Galarreta, is left with Fellay.
Fellay, 62, cannot engineer the consecration of another bishop without incurring the wrath and final excommunication from Francis-Bergoglio and his Newchurch of the New Order. So, Fellay, who still wants to join Newchurch, is stuck between Scylla and Charybdis: accept the full-blown Novus Ordo or function with only one other bishop.
One could feel sorry for the once-traditional Neo-SSPX, except that it has brought all this treachery upon itself by perfidiously working to join the heretic Newchurch since 2000. Two decades have now passed, and the NSSPXers have done nothing to eject Fellay and his henchmen from leadership in the Neo-SSPX or, better, to leave that abortive organization altogether.
Francis-Bergoglio is clearly no longer running a religious organization, but a secular political organization with a pseudo-Catholic veneer to fool his Newchurchers. Francis-Bergoglio is very proud of Laudato Si': De Communi Domo Colenda, a Leftist political screed that he issued on May 24, 2015, as a Novus Ordo encyclical letter. It has nothing to with any religion, let alone the Catholic religion. Instead, the Leftist secular politician Bergoglio rambles on in 246 paragraphs of Latin with 172 footnotes against consumers and land developers, at the same time embracing the God of Environmentalism and Global Warming. Bergoglio even concludes his screed with two silly Latin poems of his own composition.
On May 17, 2020, Bergoglio announced a Laudato Si' week to campaign against organic (carbon-based) fuels and for, in that concocted phrase so beloved of the radicals, "sustainability." He is forcing his failing Newchurch dioceses, religious orders, schools, and other institutions to convert -- not to Our Lord Jesus Christ, but to "a seven-year journey toward ecological conversion and total sustainability." Bergoglio has even laid out, in conjunction with the United Nations bureaucrats, dictated benchmarks against which he will judge his minions. Would that he devoted such frenzy to clearing out his paedophile Newclergy, who still dominate his Newchurch, and cleaning out the Mafiosi and money launderers, from his financial institutions. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
True Catholics, if you didn't think that the New Mess was crazy enough, now Bergoglio is commissioning "Ecological Liturgies," perhaps featuring the pagan Pachamama goddess statue that he installed in St. Peter's Basilica. He also plans to build a Laudato Si' Living Chapel in which to simulate those "Ecological Liturgies," built of discarded metal from cars and oil barrels. Truly Bergoglio has gone mad. His Narcissistic megalomania now has no connection with religion. He is openly promoting Paganism, and his Newchurchers are clueless to the fact that he is embezzling their charitable donations to build his phantasmagoria.
Peter Seewald’s new biography on Newpope Benedict XVI-Ratzinger, Ein Leben, has energized a few outspoken Neocon Newchurcher crackpots, who claim that Ratzinger never abdicated, but remains Newpope. These Ratzingerians join the Sirians, who believe the Giuseppe Siri was actually elected pope in 1958, not Angelo Roncalli. Such crackpots demonstrate none of the hard-headed realism of the Romans, but prefer to deal in fantasies.
The reality is that Ratzinger was and remains a Modernist heretic, that is, as defined by Pope St. Pius X, one holding the belief that there is no absolute goodness, truth, and beauty, but that everything is subjective and changeable, even God. Modernism was devised by modern German philosophers, of whom Ratzinger, a German himself, was an early adherent. It was Ratzinger, the leader of the Modernist heretics, who introduced into the Vatican II Anti-council the Heresy of Oecumenism (we all worship the same gods, all religions are true). [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by From Rome.]
True Catholics, putting on a Santa Claus bonnet doesn't make you a Catholic pope. That is simply a clever deception to fool the clueless Neocon Newchurchers, who fall for it every time. The Faith exists in the soul, not in a costume. Ratzinger remains a heretic. He has never denied Modernism. He never celebrated a Traditional Latin Mass as Newpope. In fact, he was never even consecrated as a Catholic bishop, but was merely installed under the Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968 as an Overseer. In any case, the crackpots have no realization of reality: the 93-year-old is in no physical or mental condition to "rule" as their Newpope.
On May 18, 2020, Newchurch hypocritically hailed the centennial of the birth of its Unsaint Newpope JPII-Wojtyla (r. 1978-2005). This is the Polish Newpope who ruled for 26 years over Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, which continues to this day. Wojtyla let his presbyters, Newbishops, and Newcardinals, like the ignominious Newcardinal Bernard Law, of Boston, Massachusetts, get away with rape, sodomy, and other sex crimes against children or supporting such crimes. Wojtyla is certainly the poster-boy for a corrupt Newchurch that con-anizes the most vile members of the Newchurch of the New Order.
The equally-corrupt Newpope who con-anized Wojtyla in 2014, Francis-Bergoglio, simulated a phony (invalid) New Order Mess at Wojtyla's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica. Simultaneously in the Unsaint's native Poland, more charges of paedophilia against Wojtyla's Newchurch burst again into public awareness with a new documentary, "Playing Hide and Seek," which has been viewed by 4,000,000 Poles. The film documents the sodomy committed on two young brothers by a presbyter that Wojyla's Newchurch ignored, along with thousands of other young sex-crime victims [Some information for this Commentary was contributed the Associated Press.]
True Catholics, the hypocrisy of Newchurch toward the vile Unsaint Newpope JPII-Wojtyla, who knowingly allowed his Newchurch clergy free reign to assault children sexually, not to speak of his sacrileges and blasphemies against the Catholic faith around the world, ushered in one of the worst periods in Church history, far worse even that that of the "Bad Pope" Alexander VI (r. 1492-1503). And the Unsaint JPII-Wojtyla's successor Newpopes, Benedict-Ratzinger and Francis-Bergoglio, have continued unabated Wojtyla's reign of terror against children.
The clueless Newchurchers still haven't figured out that the Heresy of "Oecumenism," which is traditionally known as Syncretism, condemned by the Church ("we all worship the same gods"; "all religions are true"), goes only one way: against Christianity and true Catholicism.
A case in point. Israel has threatened to shut down a Christian television channel because it attempts to convert Jews to Christ, their Messias. The God TV network broadcasts from Jerusalem across Israel and Christian Arabia. Shelanu TV has a seven-year contract with God TV, Israel's largest cable network, to broadcast the Christian message to "take the Gospel of Jesus into the home and lives and hearts of the Jewish people."
On May 13, 2002, the Israel Regional Director for the network said that Shelanu TV channel's evangelization for Christianity is "offensive." It turns out that there is no religious free speech in Israel. In fact, it is illegal in Israel to attempt to try to convince someone to change his religion, such as to convert from Judaism to Christianity. Israel's Communications Minister stated that he "will not allow any missionary channel to operate in Israel, at no time and under no circumstances." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Christian Media].
True Catholics, now we see the big elephant of hypocrisy in the room. Jews demand the free exercise of their religion in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere, but they do not permit to Christians the free exercise of their religion. This is the flaw in Oecumenism: in actuality, it goes only one way -- against Christianity and certainly against true Catholicism. Remember how the Modernist Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger -- no Catholic he -- bent his knee to Jews who wanted the traditional Catholic prayer on Good Friday, going back to Apostolic times, to be excised from the sacred rites of Holy Saturday?
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
A "non-practicing" Newchurcher asked me: "Does the Church still teach that one is liable to Hell for missing Mass?" How do I answer this question other than "yes"?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
The teaching does not change. We have a duty to worship God as His created beings. This necessity is expressed in the Third Commandment of God. The Church has made that obligation specific by requiring such worship, which has been the case since Apostolic times, under pain of Mortal Sin on Sundays and Holydays. But a true Catholic needs no obligation or threat of sin. He wants to be at no other place on earth on Sundays than at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, said to be "the most beautiful thing this side of Heaven."
As with all sin, the person must deliberately choose to spurn God with his act. If one is too sick to attend, misses the bus, is isolated in a time of plague, and under certain other circumstances beyond his control, that is not a deliberate act. Christ said: "If you love me, keep my commandments" (John 14:15/DRV). If you don't love God, why would you want to be in Heaven with Him anyway? You yourself have chosen Hell.
Newchurch presbyters are so anti-Catholic that they go out of their way to be sacrilegious. Tim Pelc, of Detroit, Michigan, thought that he would administer on Holy Saturday fake Novus Ordo "holy water" with a squirt gun that was given to him by some kids in his Newparish. He would probably claim that this method was being used because of the Chinese Virus, but there is no reason that he couldn't have used an aspergillum, the metal aspersory that is used traditionally to sprinkle holy water, as at the Asperges before the principal Mass on a Sunday.
The dimwitted presbyter Pelc described his sacrilege in the following words: "This is fun.... People seemed enjoy it." Newchurch is, of course, all for fun and enjoyment, not for true religion. The clueless Newchurchers praised Pelc's "creative flair." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Buzz Feed News.]
True Catholics, such sacrilegious nonsense is one of many reasons why Newparishes have been converted into circuses and why statistics show clearly that people are leaving Newchurch in droves. Paedophile crimes rule at Newvatican and throughout the Newchurch world. Francis-Bergoglio and his cronies embezzle monies donated by Newchurchers for charitable purposes to play games in the real-estate market. Bergoglio's corrupt Newvatican is drowning in red ink, and his Chief Financial Officer does not rule out the possibility that Newvatican will become bankrupt very soon.
On May 14, 2020, Francis-Bergoglio pushed, in conjunction with the Islamic-Newchurch "Higher Committee for Human Fraternity" and the United Nations organization, an "Oecumenical Prayer" Day, on which religions around the world were supposed to pray together. As a result of his heretical act, Bergoglio has been condemned even by his own Newchurchers for the Heresy of Syncretism (Indifferentism), which holds that all religions are true.
In a "homily" Bergoglio attempted to defend against the denunciations of his heretical act by claiming, "This is not religious relativism." In doing so, he compounded his previous heresy, in which he claimed that God created false religions, like Mohammedanism. He claimed that the prayers were to the "father of all," but to the Hindus, for example, that father is an elephant. Bergoglio also referred to these people praying "according to what they have received from their culture." That is a reflection of the Vatican II Heresy of Inculturation, or accommodation to heathenism, by which New Order "Messes" have featured tomtoms, barebreasted women, and now the Pachamama goddess installed by Bergoglio in St. Peter's Basilica. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Zenit News Service.]
True Catholics, because Our Lord established only one true Church, the (traditional) Catholic Church, public prayer with non-Catholics is a sin against the First Commandment of God. Non-Catholics do not worship God as truly understood. To worship publicly with them is to commit the Sin of Syncretism (Indifferentism), which was the hallmark of the Vatican II Anti-council: "we all worship the same gods," "all religions are true." This belief is a logical contradiction, as these false religions teach contradictory doctrines as simultaneously true. Even the man whom the Church's Universal Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas called "The Philosopher," the pre-Christian Aristotle, taught that there is only one truth.
Francis-Bergoglio thinks that he is above God's law. He allows his corrupt presbyters, Newbishops, and Newcardinals to rape, sodomize, and otherwise sexually assault children with virtually no consequences. He allows his corrupt officials, including his Newcardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, and his subordinates, to play what amount to real-estate lotteries with Newchurchers' donations that are supposed to go to charitable works. Most recently, hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars were lost in a London real-estate scam that went sour. Bergoglio blew off concerns that he had been engaging in fraud and embezzlement with Newchurchers' charitable donations. He sees no urgency in correcting his financial corruption any more than he sees any urgency in correcting the rampant paedophile crimes over which he rules.
The few honest officials left in Newvatican are wondering whether the crooks, including even Bergoglio and Parolin themselves, will ever face trial. There are fears on the part of Bergoglio and his leaders that in a trial the facts will come to light and more officials will be fingered as crooks. Moreover, the crooks might turn on each other. Bergoglio is facing a return of his Newvatican to the international blacklist of the European Council with the consequence of shutting down Newvatican financial transactions, which could finally bankrupt the Bergoglio regime. Not a single trial has been held in Newvatican, even though many crooks have been investigated and identified. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio may be facing an ultimatum: try and punish his criminal operatives or shut down all financial operations at Newvatican and declare bankruptcy. Bergoglio and his regime are already morally bankrupt -- what crime is worse than sexually preying upon children? It may not be far off when Newvatican will pay the ultimate price also for its financial crimes and embezzlement of charitable donations.
In a stunning admission on May 13, 2020, Newvatican's Chief Financial Officer (Prefect of the Economy), Newjesuit presbyter Antonio Guerrero Alves, admitted that Newvatican was going down the tubes financially and presented the figures to show it. Alves admitted that it is not out of the realm of possibility that Bergoglio's Newvatican could go bankrupt.
The scandal that Newchurch officials as high as the Newcardinal Secretary of State embezzled money donated by Newchurchers around the world and took a bath by investing in a fraudulent London real-estate deal has tanked contributions to Francis-Bergoglio's "Peter's Pence" slush fund to a trickle. Newvatican's closing of churches has also contributed to the dearth of donations. Kickbacks to Newvatican from Newdioceses around the world will sink in 2020 as well. Newvatican also kicks back almost 20,000,000 dollars per annum to the secular government of Italy.
The presbyter CFO has admitted that Newvatican is on track to losing half of its annual revenue. He reported that Bergoglio and his Newvatican receives on average 290,000,000 U.S. dollars per annum, with expenditures averaging around 345,000,000 dollars. Newvatican has been sinking in debt to the tune of some 75,000,000 dollars per annum from each year 2016 to 2020 -- a whopping 300,000,000 dollars. This year of 2020 is expected to lose almost double the previous annual amount 130,000,000 dollars.
True Catholics, when asked whether Newvatican will soon go bankrupt, Francis-Bergoglio's CFO didn't rule out the possibility. The quicker the corrupt and apostate Newchurch goes down the tubes, the quicker the true (traditional) Catholic Church can be restored as the institutional Church.
Hutton Gibson, father of actor-producer-director Mel Gibson and ten other children, and an outspoken traditional Catholic, who rejected both the heretical Newchurch of the New Order and the Society of St. Pius X, died (not of the Chinese Virus) on May 11, 2020, at the age of 101, having been born on August 26, 1918, three months before the armistice ending World War I was signed. He himself was a World War II veteran, serving with the United States Marines at the Battle of Guadalcanal against the Empire of Japan. Gibson was also a highly-successful quiz-show contestant in Australia and the United States, becoming Grand Champion of the famed "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions in 1968, winning well over 100,000 U.S. dollars from his various contests.
It was only fitting that a man who had so staunchly promoted and defended the traditional Catholic Faith all his life should have had a happy death, fortified by the traditional Last Rites of the true (traditional) Catholic Church and surrounded by his family. In the cause of traditional Catholicism, which he vigorously advanced throughout his long life, Hutton Gibson founded the Alliance for Catholic Tradition, wrote six books, and published a monthly traditional Catholic periodical, "The War is Now!" He rejected the post-Vatican II heretical Newpopes as null and void.
Hutton Gibson published six books and one video that expose the invalidity of the Newchurch of the New Order, founded on November 21, 1964, at the Vatican II Anti-council. He wrote early on about what has become clear to many only now, many decades after the Anti-council, that the Anti-council and Newchurch has in fact been initiated and run by Modernists and Freemasons. Gibson published three book collections from his periodical "The War Is Now!":
Gibson also published three other books and one video:
In 2006 Gibson purchased a church building in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and founded there the St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Chapel.
On May 9, 2020, Newvatican announced the imminent opening of the Vatican Museums, but said nothing about the opening of Newchurches. Italians are fuming at Francis-Bergoglio for hiding out and refusing to open their Newchurches.
There is, of course, a self-serving reason for this action. . Entrance fees to the Vatican Museums bring crowds and large amounts of money to the financially-strapped Newchurch. The churches, not as much. After Bergoglio's associates spent Newchurchers' money donated for charitable works fraudulently and lost hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars on a failed London real-estate scheme, Bergoglio and his Newvatican are tilting toward bankruptcy. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Vatican News.]
True Catholics, add to the severe losses that Newvatican suffered in the London real-estate fraud the severe cutbacks in donations to Francis-Bergoglio's regime from Newchurchers around the world because of his paedophiliac regime and then the scandal of his installing the pagan Pachamama goddess's idol in St. Peter's Basilica in October 2019, and you have a gravely teetering regime. The Chinese Virus has simply made a bad situation far worse.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
There are so many prayers out there. I would like to know which is the most powerful: the Divine Office, the Little Office of BVM or The Rosary?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLYFirst comes the Officium Divinum (Divine Office), the cycle of hours (Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers, and Compline) that constitute the central public prayer of the Church, of which Holy Mass is a part, usually celebrated after the Hour of Terce (around 09:00).
The Officium Parvum Baetae Mariae Virgin (LIttle Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary) is essentially an excerpt from the Divine Office. It is prayed by several traditional orders of sisters and by those who are enrolled in the Confraternity of the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
The Rosary is a private devotion, not a part of the Divine Office of the Church.
On the principle of "nobilius, altius" -- what is nobler is loftier -- the ranking of the three would be:
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I'm wondering which version of the Bible I should read, as there are many variations out there. As a traditional Catholic, I'm trying to guide myself and not go wrong.
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
First of all, you must avoid all the Protestant and Evangelical versions of the modern day, not least because several of the best books are omitted from these because the Arch-heretic Martin Luther didn't like their Catholic teaching. The Anglican King James Version is not a modern version and was substantially inspired by the Catholic Douay-Rheims, though it does contain a some problems.
The safest translation -- all "translations" have their problems -- is the Douay-Rheims Version, which is essentially a literal translation of the official Bible of the Catholic Church, St. Jerome's Latin Vulgate. It was originally published in 1582/1609 (about the time of the King James Bible of 1611) and was revised in 1750 by Bishop Challoner. It is available from several publishers and is also available in audio form. The next best translation is the Confraternity Version, which was published from 1941-1962, at which point the remaining untranslated books of the Old Testament were left in the Douay-Rheims version. The Confraternity Version is in somewhat more modern English than the Douay-Rheims.
For further information on this topic, click on FAQ05: What Traditional Catholic Resources Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department, in the section "Bible."
Avoid like the plague the modern "Catholic" versions, like the New American Bible and the New English Bible. These are not really translations, but essentially paraphrases, into which Newchurch officials have injected slanted, politicized, and even heretical notions.
Moreover, when you are selecting what to read first, we do not recommend trying to start with Genesis and then slogging through to the Apocalypse. Instead, start with the Gospels. We would suggest St. Mark's first, as he is the briefest and most direct. Then proceed to St. Luke and St. Matthew. Only then tackle St. John, who is more theological. After that, proceed to the Acts of the Apostles, which will acquaint you with the early history of the Church after Pentecost and introduce you to the greatest missionary of the Church, St. Paul, and his powerful preaching.
It has already become public knowledge that Francis-Bergoglio's officials in Newvatican risked money donated by Newchurchers for charitable purposes like a lottery in a London real-estate scam that went bad and involved hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars. Bergoglio refuses to identify the names of the thieves or to punish publicly those who defrauded millions of his Newchurchers.
The failed London deal is only one of many scams that Bergoglio's Newvatican has been perpetrating. Newvatican police conducted raids on the office of Bergoglio's Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, and of Newvatican's Financial Information Authority, and seized documents and computers, but Bergoglio on April 30, 2020, refused to rat on his co-conspirators. Five officials had previously been suspended, not fired, not charged criminally, but now the investigation has been greatly expanded since the five were given a slap on the wrist. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
True Catholics, Dismas and Geta died on the cross beside Christ for their thievery. Yet when Newchurchers' money is swindled by Francis-Bergoglio and his officials for non-charitable purposes, they get away with it. It is clear now that no one should give one shekel to anything involving Bergoglio and his Newchurch. Unrepentantly, they continue their swindles under color of fraud, a Moral Sin against the Eighth Commandment of God. No surprise there, as Bergoglio & his Newchurch Corporation. are clearly not of god.
In fact, Benedict-Ratzinger, at age 93, is no traditionalist, and never was. To the contrary, he has always been a Modernist heretic, a leader of that heretical faction at the Vatican II Anti-council and a propagandist for the apostate Newchurch of the New Order while its Newpope. After the Anti-council he never celebrated the Traditional Latin Mass, not once. Nor did he celebrate even his misnamed "Extraordinary Mess" of 1962, not once. He was never consecrated a bishop under the Sacrament of Holy Orders, but was only installed as a Newbishop under the invalid Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968.
Yet from his authorized biography, Benedict XVI - A Life, released in German on May 4, 2020, you'd never know the truth. In the book he condemns "humanist ideologies," the same Modernist humanist ideologies that he introduced at the Anti-council and has propagandized since then. He claims that "German theology" is misguided, yet he remains the leader of that Modernist German theology. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Guardian.]
True Catholics, it is evidence of the fake press that Benedict-Ratzinger is constantly described as a "traditionalist." Such a statement simply proves how Leftist the press has become. In the book Ratzinger claims that "the real threat to the Church ... is in the global dictatorship of purportedly humanist ideologies." Given that Ratzinger for his entire life has been the leader of such heretical Modernist humanist ideologies, to take a line from Pogo, "We have met the enemy, and he is Ratzinger."
At the same time that Francis-Bergoglio continues in rank apostasy from the Catholic Faith, he is increasingly cozying up to the Mohammedan infidels. He's again pushing his "Universal Prayer Day" on May 14,with them, and he is also trying to get the United Nations to give the proposal its blessing. Bergoglio's proposal is just another .side of the Heresy of Oecumenism ("we all worship the same gods"; "all religions are true"). Praying in public with non-Catholics has long been declared by councils and popes to be a sin against the Virtue of Religion and to reek with the odor of heresy.
On May 3, 2020, Bergoglio approved the recommendation of The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, which was established in August 2019, when Bergoglio sealed with a kiss the Abu Dhabi Declaration with the Mohammedan infidels. Bergoglio on t hat occasion preached the heresy that God willed false religions. Jesus Christ is absent from Bergoglio's approval. With him, it is commendable to worship Hindu elephant-gods, obese squatting Buddhas, and vengeful Amazonian Pachamama goddesses. Bergoglio, in addition to being a Marxist/Modernist, is essentially a pagan. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
True Catholics, so bad has Francis-Bergoglio's apostasy become that his own Newchurchers are circulating a petition demanding he affirm that all salvation comes through Jesus Christ. This teaching is Catholic dogma, based absolutely upon Sacred Scripture. No matter to Bergoglio, who has shown himself an apostate from the Catholic Faith and, worse than that, a pagan.
If you ask most traditional Catholics who the founder of the Traditional Catholic Movement was, most of them wouldn't have an clue. Some of them might say Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who founded the Society of St. Pius X in 1970. But they would be dead wrong. Such ignorance is a scandal to the Traditional Catholic Movement, as every important movement commemorates and lauds its founder, and certainly knows his name! In fact, May 6, 2020, marks the fifteenth anniversary of the death of the founder of the Catholic Traditionalist Movement, Fr. Gommar DePauw. Fr. DePauw was a noted Catholic priest, having received a triple doctorate, in Canon Law, Moral Theology, and Church History, from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (when it was Catholic), thereby exceeding Fulton Sheen, and having served as Academic Dean at the Primatial Seminary of the United States in Baltimore, Maryland.
Already in 1963, Fr. DePauw, who personally viewed the debacle of the Vatican II Anti-council sessions as a peritus (theological expert assisting a bishop), was scandalized by the promulgation of Vatican II's Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy and saw, before practically anyone else, clergy or lay, the devastation that this document would impose upon the Church. In 1964 Fr. DePauw left his Deanship at the Primatial Seminary and founded the Catholic Traditionalist Movement, having gone independent of the Newchurch structure. 1964 was the year in which the Vatican II Anti-council and Paul VI-Montini apostatized from the Catholic Faith and founded the heretical Newchurch of the New Order with the heretical document Lumen gentium. This was six years before Archbishop Lefebvre founded the Society of St. Pius X.
One of the most remarkable aspects of Fr. DePauw's anti-Modernist movement was that this remarkable priest founded the Catholic Traditionalist Movement before the Vatican II Anti-council had even ended! Before Archbishop Lefebvre, SSPX, SSPV, CMRI, SSPV, "Ecclesia Dei," the "Indult" of 1988, and Benedict-Ratzinger's "Extraordinary" New Latin Mess of 2007, it was Fr. DePauw who first saw that the flowery talk of a "new springtime" for the Church was a ruse being deceptively used to befuddle the faithful while the revolutionaries enacted their heretical Modernist anti-Catholic agenda and first destroyed the Traditional Latin Mass in their Newchurch of the New Order.
In the aftermath of the Vatican II Anti-council, there was virtually nothing left for traditional Catholics in the early 1960s except Fr. DePauw's Traditional Latin Masses on radio from major metropolitan areas and his Catholic Traditionalist Movement periodicals and recordings, broadcast all over North America from his Ave Maria Chapel on Westbury, Long Island, New York, at a time when Newchurch was trying to claim that that the two-thousand-year Traditional Latin Mass no longer existed. For those who lived through the early Novus Ordo period, it was a bleak time, yet, because of Fr. DePauw's courageous apostolic work, countless souls were inspired to resist the New Order, and thus he laid the groundwork for the current traditional Catholic movement. He continued to be an outspoken critic of Newchurch and its phony "New Mess" until his death in 2005.
Fr. DePauw, with the eye of a prophet seeing far ahead of his time, did not grovel to the Novus Ordo to seek "permission" of apostate Newchurch bishops or send petitions to apostate Newpopes to grant an "indult" for what he and every Catholic priest has the Apostolic right and duty: to dispense the Traditional Latin Mass and Traditional Latin Sacraments for the salvation of souls, and to offer the immemorial True Mass for the glory of Almighty God.
True Catholics, get down on your knees today and pray a Requiem aeternam for this courageous traditional Catholic priest who showed us all the right way, the traditional Catholic way, and refused to back down to the pretender Newclergy of the invalid New Order. If you have the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments today, you would not have them unless Fr. Gommar DePauw had paved the way to give them to you.
On May 1, 2020, Francis-Bergoglio appointed Marxist/Modernist Newcardinal Luis Tagle, of Manila, Philippines, to the highest rank of Newbishops, promoting him from a Newcardinal-Priest to a Newcardinal-Bishop. He also made Tagle the "Red Pope" by appointing him as Novus Ordo Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (formerly the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, or Propaganda Fide). This congregation wields power over a large number of missionaries around the world and vast financial assets.
Obviously, Bergoglio wanted to give his fellow Marxist Tagle his No. 2 man at Newvatican and make Tagle his obvious successor when Bergoglio abdicates or dies. Tagle is young for the position, 62. The Unsaint JPII-Wojtyla's was 58 when he was elected to the Newpapacy and ruled for an unconscionable 26 years.
In addition to sharing Bergoglio's Marxist views, Tagle is also fellow fanatic on controverted "global warming," a secular issue that Bergoglio has tried to make a matter of Novus Ordo dogma. Tagle also supports Bergoglio's position in favor of illegal immigration, which even European government leaders have admitted has overrun their countries with Mohammedan infidels from the Middle East. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Vatican Information Service.]
True Catholics, so wedded at the hip are these two Marxist/Modernists, Francis-Bergoglio and Luis Tagle, that Tagle is known as the "Asian Francis." Bergoglio at the same time appointed Newcardinal Benjamin Stella, Prefect of the Congregation for the [Novus Ordo] Clergy, another Bergoglio ally, as a Newcardinal-bishop. Bergoglio is obviously trying to force the Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church, from apostasy into the Marxist/Communist column.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I am confused about the Third Sunday in Paschaltide this year. Don Gueranger's Liturgical Year notes that this Sunday is dedicated to St Joseph. Yet I saw that in our traditional Catholic church the Mass celebrated was that of the Invention (Finding) of the True Cross. Can you clarify the choice of Mass on this Sunday?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY
Your traditional Catholic priest was correct in celebrating on Sunday, May 4, the feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross. Dom Gueranger, the eminent Benedictine liturgical authority, was writing before the liturgical corrections of Pope Pius X (1903-1914). By his time feastdays on Sundays had started proliferating again, against the decrees of the dogmatic Council of Trent. Thus, he restored these latter-day Sunday feasts to their original weekdays in the Calendar.
The Solemnity of St. Joseph is thus celebrated on the Wednesday following the Second Sunday of Advent (April 29 in 2020). Pope St. Pius X did, however, optionally allow Mass(es) of the Solemnity of St. Joseph to be celebrated on the older day, the Third Sunday of Advent, as an External Solemnity (that is, one not conforming to the Divine Office). The May 3 feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross is a Double Feast of the Second Class and thus takes precedence over the Third Sunday after Easter this year. The feast of the divine Son properly outranks the feast of His foster father. Nevertheless, the Solemnity of St. Joseph is commemorated for the Octave (eight days) after the feastday, culminating in the Octave Day itself, which is celebrated on May 6 as a Double Major feast.
The complete liturgical calendar for this and past years can always be found will be found in the TRADITIO Network's Traditional Liturgical Calendar department.
As if the invalid (fake) Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid, as well as "communion in the hand" weren't bad enough, it was reported on May 2, 2020, that Francis-Bergoglio is considering "take-out communion." The Chinese Virus pandemic would be used as the excuse to put the cookies and Kool-aid into plastic "body" bags for "pick up" by Newchurchers. The idea reeks of Domino's Pizza, but in fact the invalid Novus Ordo cookies and Kool-Aid are no more the Most Blessed Sacrament than pizza anyway!
This method is already used in some churches in Germany. Pseudo-traditionalists have expressed outrage at the idea. However, their position has no credibility because they already accepted the idea of fake presbyters with the New Ordinal of 1968 and the fake Novus Ordo Mass in 1969 and thus the invalidation of their cookies and Kool-Aid. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Crux News Service.]
True Catholics, Italy is still in lockdown by decree of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and there is no exception for churches. In Italy and in other countries, Novus Ordo Messes are being broadcast on television like "shows," with presbyters looking into the camera rather than toward God. Even some traditional groups have been doing the same thing. This is not the first time that large numbers of people have been deprived of the Mass. There are certainly temporary alternatives for such emergencies (Divine Office, spiritual communion, etc.) without having to resort to "body" bags and TV Mess "shows" equivalent to "I Love Lucy."
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I have a supposedly traditional handmissal that includes the denounced May 1 Feast of St. Joseph "the Worker," which seems to have Communist associations. This handmissal also includes the denounced Protestantized Holy Week. This supposedly traditional handmissal states that these were promulgated by Pius XII, who some traditional Catholics seem to think is the "last traditional pope." Is it legitimate to ignore his corruptions of Holy Week and the Traditional Latin Mass?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
We have covered the controverted hand of Pius XII in the Sacred Liturgy of the 1950s often in our Daily Commentaries. Whatever Pius XII may or may not have been -- and there is increasing evidence that he had far more Modernist tendencies than some want to believe -- it is undeniable that his actions introduced grossly unCatholic aberrations into the Sacred Liturgy of the 1950s, leading up to the Vatican II Anti-council of 1962-1965 and to the New Mess of 1969.
Some say that Pius XII was gravely ill and had lost control of the Vatican. Maybe so, but his signature is on some of the worst liturgical documents, and there is no doubt that he hired the Chief Architect of the "New Liturgy" and the "New Mess," the Freemason Hannibal Bugnini, who started introducing aberrations into the Sacred Liturgy from 1951 to turn it into a Novus Ordo. By the way, it was John XXIII who fired Bugnini because of his liturgical aberrations.
Bugnini, under the authority of Pius XII, introduced the first major wave of Modernist aberrations into the liturgy in 1956. He reduced the Apostolic fast from midnight, which the Church had zealously followed for 1950 years, into a three-hour "mini fast." It is to this change that the beginning of official disrespect for the Most Blessed Sacrament could be attributed. In 1956 he also degraded several traditional feasts of the Church, changed the traditional Roman Calendar, and introduced the Communistic May 1 feast of St. Joseph "the Worker," at the same time suppressing the traditional feast of St. Joseph, Protector of the Church. Even Pius XII's Sacred Congregation of Rites refused for four years to implement the denounced May 1 feast. Worst of all, he gutted and Protestantized the most Sacred Rites of Holy Week.
Many traditional Catholics have been misled into the idea that it was John XXIII who started the "liturgical revolution," but in reality it was Pius XII, who started it some ten years earlier. This fact has become clearer as the historical evidence has been brought to light over the last half century.
In any case, popes do not have the authority to make up the Sacred Liturgy as they go along. That principle applies to Pius XII just as much as to Paul VI-Montini. Popes, even true ones, make mistakes. These are not "infallible" decisions, and it is perfectly legitimate to judge such actions against the ultimate standard of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition and hold to the Sacred Liturgy before it was corrupted by the grave aberrancies. The Mass does not belong to any pope; it belongs to Our Lord Jesus Christ, its divine Author.
Granted, it was difficult in the 1950s to see what was really going on, just as it has taken some decades for people to see what was really going on in the 1960s at the Vatican II Anti-council, which is now seen more often as parallel to the infamous Council of Pisa, which was afterwards formally condemned by the Church.
On May 1, 2020, which Newchurch celebrates as the Modernist feastday ridiculed by the Italians themselves as the feast of San Giuseppe Communista (St. Joseph as Communist, as May 1 is Communist Workers' Day) and which traditional Catholics celebrate as the Feast of the Holy Apostles Philip and James the Greater, the Modernist/Marxist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio gave a "homily" in which he made the hypocritical statement that "good businessmen protect workers as if they were their children." One could almost hear the television audience breaking out in guffaws!
Bergoglio, who runs the Newchurch business, has singularly failed to protect his own spiritual children, allowing them rather to be sodomized, raped, and otherwise sexually assaulted by the likes of Washington, D.C.'s Newcardinal Theodore McCarrick, St. Paul-Minneapolis's John Nienstedt, Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Newarchbishop Rembert Weakland, and cover-up accomplices like Boston, Massachusetts' Newcardinal Bernard Law; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Newcardinals Donald Wuerl and Anthony Bevilacqua. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Zenit News Service.]
True Catholics, Bergoglio as a businessman -- and, for sure, Newchurch is a business; he has converted even its "charities" from eleemosynary works to paying off Newvatican bureaucrats -- is one of the most incompetent. His Newvatican is drowning in red ink because, in part, of the charitable monies that he risked in a high-stakes London real-estate deal and lost its shirt. Yet Bergoglio is enough of a Marxist to push the economic ploy called "guaranteed minimum income," which steals from workers to pay off out of government coffers those who don't work out. Of course, Bergoglio's Newvatican would be diplomatically exempt from such a plan!
The Projects Director of "Catholic Charities" has revealed that the New York Newarchdiocese's organization has been a cesspool of sexual predation since 2001, when Newmonsignor Kevin Sullivan took over as Executive Director. Alice Kenny filed a lawsuit in United States Federal Court on April 25, 2020 against the Newarchdiocese of New York and its "Catholic Charities," which comprises a network of more than 90 agencies. The suit, which names Catholic Charities, the Newarchdiocese of New York, Sullivan, and other executives, seeks unspecified damages for sex and age discrimination and failing to stop sexual harassment.
The lawsuit charges that Sullivan and his cronies ran a sexually-predatory environment in the large operation. Among other things, Sullivan installed in his office, viewable by all staff who passed by his door, not a representation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, but an almost nude, life-size cutout of a vulgar female pop star. He surrounded himself with nubile young women, whom he took with him on "business" travel. He judged female employees not on organizational accomplishments, but on physical "attributes." One senior manager in the organization has already been forced to resign for sexual harassment. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the New York Post.]
True Catholics, first Francis-Bergoglio has been exposed as running a bait-and-switch operation with his phony "Peter's Pence" swindle, which funds not charities around the world, but substantially the bureaucrats at Newvatican. Now "Catholic Charities" is exposed as mired with sexual predators. Every day, it seems, some Newchurch organization or top official is revealed as being vile, immoral, and corrupt. Certainly Newchurch is not the Catholic Church.
Fearing that his haul of the money from his phony Peter's Pence "charity" collection will tank if held on June 29, 2020, Francis-Bergoglio has postponed the collection to October 4, 2020. Peter's Pence was recently exposed as a fraud. Advertised as a charity, the money in fact goes to the Newchurch bureaucracy, which is currently drowning in red ink after Newvatican took a bath on its speculation with the "charity" money in a huge London real-estate deal that went belly up.
After Bergoglio was called out for his lie about his "charity," his Newvatican Press Office still issued the fraudulent statement that "the purpose of the Peter’s Pence Collection is to provide the [Un]holy Father with the financial means to respond to those who are suffering as a result of war, oppression, natural disaster, and disease." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Zenit news agency.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio, the liar Newpope, continues to defraud his clueless Newchurchers. But now some defrauded Newchurchers are publicly standing against him and his corrupt lieutenants. A lawsuit for fraud has been filed against all 300 of his Newbishops in the United States, the biggest conduit of the funds, charging that they fraudulently collected funds for their principal (Bergoglio), knowing that the funds were not going to charity, as they announced, but into the pockets of Newvatican bureaucrats.
In February 2020 the Newcardinal of Hong Kong, Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, visited the United States and spoke with members of Congress. Zen has publicly denounced the Modernist/Marxist Francis-Bergoglio's sellout of Newchurch in Red China to the Communists. Zen described the agreement of the Bergoglio with the Communist government as a Judas-like "capitulation" and maintained that Newchurch is on the verge of being wiped out in Red China. Under the agreement the Communists have de facto control over the appointment of Newbishops in the country.
Zen has turned out to be a prophet, as the Chinese Communists have resumed destroying churches and crucifixes across the Chinese mainland. The witless Chinese Newchurch suffered and died for the phony Newchurch, but they did so in sincere error. They remained faithful to Newchurch, and now its head, Bergoglio, has spit on the Chinese Newfaithful of seventy years. That is what Communists do, even if they purport to be the head of Newchurch. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Mercator.]
True Catholics, as the Communist government in Red China has resumed destruction of churches crucifixes across the mainland, Francis-Bergoglio's Newchurch, which that Modernist/Marxist Newpope sold out to the Communists, is silent. Bergoglio himself is silent. The Divine penalty is the essential wipeout of Bergoglio's fake Newchurch in a country of 1,300,000,000.