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Further evidence that Newchurch is sinking into bankruptcy came on March 23, 2021, when Francis-Bergoglio issued a Motu Proprio decree immediately slashing the pocket money of Newcardinals, as well as the salaries of religious and lay workers at his Newvatican. Without the cuts, wrote Bergoglio, his Newvatican will go bankrupt. 2021 alone is expected to see a 60,000,000 USD deficit. So bad are the finances of Newvatican that Bergoglio has immorally "converted" (i.e., stolen) funds from charitable contributions by Newchurchers to his fraudulent Peter's Pence scam, falsely thinking that the money goes to the poor.
Newcardinals working in Newvatican will have their annual 72,000 USD "pocket money" cut by 10 per cent. Other Newprelates and employees of Newvatican will have their income cut by 8 per cent. Raises are suspended for some Newprelates and employees for two years. Over half of Newvatican's budget goes toward paying salaries. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio's immoral "conversion" (i.e., theft) of charitable money contributed by Newchurchers will just make the situation worse. Already donations to Peter's Pence have been falling for years, and all 300 Newbishops of the United States are being sued for fraud in promoting the fund, which no longer goes primarily to charitable purposes. One great omission stands out from Bergoglio's Motu Proprio decree: any cut in his own salary!
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I am a traditional Catholic, who recently persuaded an adult lady to be baptized. I told her that I would teach her the traditional catechism of the Catholic faith. Because I hear that the Newchurch of the New Order still uses the traditional form for baptism, albeit in vulgar English, I recommended that she go for the actual baptism to the local Novus Ordo church.
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY
Such an action would most likely be invalid, and certainly grave sacrilege. Newchurch does not in fact typically use a valid form for baptism; thus, the "baptism" would be invalid. In fact, the Novus Ordo does not even have baptism, but since 1969 has only what it calls the "Rite of Initiation," similar to entry into a Masonic Lodge.
Even if Newchurch did use the valid form, one could not presume valid intention on the part of the heretic Novus Ordo presbyter-minister; thus, the "baptism" would be invalid. Furthermore, even if the Novus Ordo "initiation" were valid, the person involved would immediately be excommunicated by his own act for becoming a formal member of a non-Catholic sect.
As if these serious problems were not enough, the Novus Ordo church wouldn't accept this woman and your teaching her the traditional catechism. The presbyter-minister would demand that the woman undergo the mandatory year-long Modernist indoctrination program before being admitted into the heretic New Order sect.
To sum up, you are proposing to this woman a fake "sacrament," sacrilege, heresy, and excommunication. Obviously, no true Catholic can have anything to do with such a damning act.
For further information on this topic, click on FAQ03: Should I Ever Attend Newchurch's "Ordinary" or "Extraordinary" Messes? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department, in the section "Five Practical Rules for Dealing with the New Order Sect."
News reached Newrome has on March 22, 2021, that in Canada the Newarchbishop of St. John's, Newfoundland, has announced a "downsizing" and sale of its Newparishes to pay child victims, in this case orphans, of Newchurch clergy's sex crimes.
Demonstrating that nothing has changed in Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, the Newarchdiocese, run by Peter Hundt, even tried to argue in court that it was innocent and to point the finger of guilty instead at an order of Christian Brothers. But for once justice had its day, and the Canadian Court of Appeals did not buy the Newarchdiocese's attempt to wash its hands of its crimes, less than two weeks before Pontius Pilate attempted the same ploy. The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear the case further.
Normally, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) would have ignored the matter entirely, but not in this case. Newchurch's crimes are becoming far too public now to ignore, and Francis-Bergoglio's "popularity" has sunk to a new low in Canada and worldwide.
About now it is only the June 27, 2021, annual Peter's Pence collection mandated in all Newchurches that can save Newvatican. But don't count on it. Francis-Bergoglio has come under increasing criticism for his increasingly-radical actions against the Catholic Faith. Moreover, his Peter's Pence charity itself has been exposed as a fraud, with most of the money not going to charity, but to shoring up Bergoglio's corrupt and paedophiliac Newvatican. All of the Newbishops of the United States are being sued for fraud in that they knowingly tried to convince clueless Newchurchers to pay into the scam, and 30 per cent of Peter's Pence comes from the United States alone.
First there was Newvatican's involvement in the 2014 London real-estate fraud, in which close to 500,000,000 USD USD of Newchurchers' donations from Peter's Pence were lost. Then there was the loss of close to 1,000,000,000 USD that showed up on Newvatican's books as being donated to Australian Newchurch's charities, but was apparently embezzled before it ever got to Australia.
Newvatican is currently looking at another year of red ink to the tune of 100,000,000 USD. Even Bergoglio's Chief Financial Officer has admitted that the [Un]holy See is close to bankruptcy. Moreover, Bergoglio didn't raise a peep when secular leaders illegally and immorally closed down churches, using the China Virus as their excuse. Without open churches there won't even be collections. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Crux News Service.]
True Catholics, many of the dwindling number of Newchurchers sense a con, knowing that Bergoglio has siphoned off their donations to the poor to finance a real-estate fraud. Moreover, estimates are that, even if Newchurches are open by June 27, 2021, half or more of the attendees will not return. The odds against Bergoglio and his failing Newchurch are getting considerably longer.
Newchurch parish presbyters in Austria announced on March 16, 2021, that they join the German Newbishops in splitting from the Newchurch of the New Order and press on with their "gay marrying," although even Newvatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the [New Order] Faith declared on the preceding day its refusal to permit such fake "marriages."
350 Newbishops and Newparish presbyters in Germany, and now Austria, have said that they will go into schism rather than stop their "gay marrying" and will continue giving the fake (invalid) Novus Ordo cookies and Kool-Aid to Newchurchers living in bigamy. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Reuters.]
True Catholics, you have been vindicated! Those of you who left the Newchurch of the New Order, founded by the Vatican II Anti-council in 1964 to replace the Catholic Church, and you who have joined with traditional Catholic priests and bishops celebrating the fully Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments have been proven right beyond a shadow of a doubt. Only an imbecile or a blind man could now claim that Newchurch and its Newpopes represent the Catholic Church.
It was a divine miracle! Ptolemy II Philadelpus, Alexandrian Pharaoh of Egypt (284-246 B.C.), called seventy linguistic scholars to the great Library of Alexandria to translate the Hebrew Old Testament into Greek. The Jews, you see, had almost entirely forgotten Hebrew after they had returned from their captivity in Babylon in the sixth century B.C. under King Nabuchodonosor. The Library of Alexandria was the greatest library the world has ever known, because not only did it hold at least half a million books (papyri) from all over the world but also it had attached to it some of the greatest minds that the world has ever known: Euclid the geometer, Archimedes the mathematician, Hero the engineer, Eratosthenes the linguist, Hipparchus the astronomer, and many others.
When the seventy scholars turned in their separate translations from Hebrew into Greek, all seventy translations were identical -- a work of Divine Providence! The Greek Septuagint version of the Old Testament -- "Septuagint" derives from the Greek number for seventy -- was used from that time until the present day as the best version of the Old Testament available, just as St. Jerome's Latin Vulgate is the best version of the New Testament available. These versions include scriptural sources that have been lost to modern translators.
When Israeli archaeologists announced on March 16, 2021, the discovery of several new sets of Dead Sea Scrolls from a new cave, the papyri that they had found were in Greek, not Hebrew. This is the Greek version that is quoted in the New Testament itself. The archaeological discovery confirmed that the Jews living Israel were speaking Greek, and even praying and reading the scriptures in Greek, around the time of Christ, the Apostles, and the early Church. The Septuagint Greek version is much older than the work produced by Jewish scholars in mediaeval times and have more accurate readings. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Natiional Catholic Reporter.]
True Catholics, it has often been debated whether Christ spoke Greek and Latin. Modern archaeological study has shown that He had familiarity with a Greek city near Nazareth, and Greek was the lingua franca of the Roman Empire in the East. He would likely have had contact with soldiers from the Roman military, who would often speak Latin, though Greek as well. The Gospel accounts of Christ's interaction with the Roman centurion indicates such familiarity. Christ may well have spoken Latin, if not Greek, to him and to Pontius Pilate. Mel Gibson likely got it right in his 2004 film The Passion of the Christ,. in which he had Christ speak Latin in answer to Pilate's questions.
After Francis-Bergoglio unceremoniously dismissed conservative Newcardinal Robert Sarah from his position as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship on February 20, 2021, Bergoglio has instigated an unprecedented investigation by one of his henchmen of that Congregation within three weeks of Sarah's dismissal.
Speculation is now running rife in Newrome. Did Sarah and his Congregation engage in financial malfeasance or immoral conduct? Is Bergoglio retaliating because of Sarah's co-authorship of a book with ex-Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger supporting the doctrine and tradition of celibacy against Bergoglio's own desires? Or is Francis-Bergoglio just giving the shaft to a Newcardinal who, though far from traditional, had the guts every once in a while to stand up to Bergoglio's most heretical actions in Novus Ordo doctrine and liturgy, in order that Sarah will not be elected his Newpapal successor?
Bergoglio's Newpapal Inquisitor is Newbishop Claudio Maniago, a Vatican II Anti-council radical, who wants to wipe away even the few remaining vestiges of traditional Catholicism and move to even more vulgarity in the Novus Ordo Mess. Maniago wants to do away with the Half New Order "Extraordinary" New Latin Mess of 1962, so beloved of Neocon Newchurchers -- the fake (invalid) service simulated by a few unordained Novus Ordo presbyters. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Italian daily, La Nuova Bussola.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio's appointment of Claudio Maniago as Inquisitor casts a dark shadow over this whole affair. Maniago is suspected to have been one of those Bergoglian officials behind the virtual suppression recently of the "Extraordinary" Mess in St. Peter's Basilica. Maniago also stands accused of sex crimes against children, but history shows that not only does Bergoglio not care one iota about paedophile crimes committed by his Newclergy but actually seems to view it as a positive recommendation for high position in his regime.
With the increasing babel of vernacular tongues, French authorities are calling for a return to Latin as the European Union's official language. There have been other calls to designate Latin in recent decades as Latin, which has never even come close to "dying," has been experiencing a resurgence in Europe, and even in the United States, in its spoken form, as well as its read and written form.
Many European vernaculars are derived from Latin anyway, such as English (indirectly), Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian. Now that the United Kingdom has left the European Union, only two small countries there use English as their primary language, Malta and Ireland. The EU currently uses a jumbled babel of 24 vernaculars, all of which are considered "official." Thus, simultaneous translations in 24 languages have to be provided, and correspondence has to be answered in 24 languages. The current system is both cumbersome and expensive.
When the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) was being planned, Pope John XXIII was asked whether he wanted to provide simultaneous translation after the fashion of the United Nations. The pope replied: Absolutely not! They're Catholic. Let them speak Latin. Thus, the sessions of Vatican II were conducted entirely in Latin, and all documents and papers were issued entirely in Latin. The Catholic Church is officially not multilingual, but unilingual, reflecting the First Mark of the Church: unity. This unilingualism is now viewed as a solution for secular organizations as well.
Latin is being advocated as the ideal choice as the official language of the European Union. Modern Israel successfully accomplished a similar revitalization of a long-spoken, read, and written tongue, as Modern Hebrew is simply a version of the Biblical Hebrew of 2,500-3,000 years ago. Latin, however, never died, but continued to be used, even in the modern era and even to the present day.
From the Roman Empire and Christianity, to the Renaissance and Enlightenment, to the Modern Age, Latin has been continuously used. For 2,000 years it has been the only sustained common link between European countries. Every shared historical political experience in Europe leads back to Latin. Into the late 1800s, Latin was used to teach medicine and law to student bodies who spoke different vernaculars, and Latin remained the official language of the Hapsburg Empire until 1918, at the end of World War I. It has been the vehicle of the world's logic and rhetoric. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Le Figaro.]
True Catholics, the true Catholic Church's tongue is not applicable just to the Traditional Latin Mass. It has much wider utility and influence. It has been the belief of the Church from the earliest times that it was Divine Providence Itself that made the Latin language civilization's most important influence on the religious and even secular thought and activity of mankind.
Undoubtedly you will hear the Neocon Newchurchers praising the statement from Francis-Bergoglio's Congregation for the Doctrine of the [New Order] Faith on March 15, 2021, which appears to call homosexuality a "sin." Yes, those clueless Neocon Newchurchers have fallen for it yet again! Such Newvatican ploys have been perpetrated so often that you would think the Newchurchers would get smart. But it was just on October 24, 2020, that Bergoglio had proclaimed that he wants to recognize "gay marriage" (unions). He also famously proclaimed at the beginning of his regime that he couldn't judge sodomy as sinful.
Lest anyone think that Bergoglio's Newvatican has taken a sharp right to conservative morality, let him think again. The latest ploy is typical of the deceptions that have continually gone on since the inception of Newchurch founded by the Vatican II Anti-council in 1964. The Newpopes play politics, alternately making leftist and rightest moves in an effort to give everyone something, while deluding them all into Marxist Modernism. The March 15, 2021, Newvatican announcement about homosexuality as a "sin" was obviously paired for release with Bergoglio's March 12, 2021, announcement from his Secretariat of State, virtually shutting down even its (fake) Half New Order "Extraordinary" New Latin Mess from being used in St. Peter's Basilica. That move drove the Neocon Newchurchers crazy! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Wall Street Journal.]
True Catholics, it is all the same shell-game that the Newchurch of the New Order, bereft of any Catholic morality, has been using since its foundation by the Vatican II Anti-council in 1964. It simply plays politics, trying to make everybody happy and thus making nobody happy. The true Catholic Church is not here to make people happy in this world, but to teach Christ's truth, regardless of who may be politically happy about it or not.
Just as we TRADITIO Fathers predicted, in not too many years after Benedict-Ratzinger perpetrated his fraud of the "Extraordinary Mess" in his 2007 Motu Proprio "Summorum pontificum," the remnants of what was once the Traditional Latin Mass is on its way out in Newchurch. Francis-Bergoglio has often signaled this fact, most recently when he required a loyalty oath of all Newchurch presbyters to the heresy of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965). His move was a clear signal that the Neo-SSPX and the "Indult" groups, like the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), are going to be suppressed.
On March 12, 2021, Bergoglio announced through his Secretary of State that "New Latin Messes" are being strictly curtailed in St. Peter's Basilica. Only Protestant-style "concelebrated" Messes will be allowed in the basilica. "From now on," only four "Extraordinary" New Latin Messes -- which are most certainly not Traditional Latin Masses celebrated by ordained priests -- will be permitted per day underground at only one altar in the Crypt, a tiny, windowless altar hidden underground, where dead popes' and dead Newpopes' remains are housed. Only presbyters "authorized" by their Newbishops will even be entered onto the list for a >i>possible slot. Newvatican's signal is clear: even the Half New Order New Latin Mess is dead.
Much as the clueless Neocon Newchurchers would like to believe otherwise, Bergoglio is inexorably moving to suppress the New Latin Mass, called by Ratzinger "Extraordinary," a term never used before in the history of the Catholic Church. This is the Half New Order New Latin Mess of 1962, the Mess used at the Anti-council, now simulated by Novus Ordo presbyters who are not priests. (In 1968 Newchurch stopped ordaining priests under the Sacrament of Holy Orders and now merely "installs" presbyter-ministers like the Protestants.)
Bergoglio's goal is to mandate that all Newchurch services are to be simulated in accordance with the Novus Ordo of the Anti-council. Bergoglio recently proclaimed that he wants all Messes to utilize more lectors/lectoresses and cantors/cantoresses, in order words, more Protestant forms, so that any vestige of Catholicism will be wiped out of the Newchurch of the New Order. That was, after all, the goal from the inception of Newchurch at the Anti-council. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
True Catholics, the clueless Neocon Newchurchers, who still persist in trying to recognize the heretic Newchurch of the New Order and its Newpopes, will soon not be able to find a rock to hide under. They will have to leave Newchurch once and for all, or become what they most fear: full-blown Marxist Modernist Newchurchers.
The Freemasons, who have been declared enemies of the Catholic Faith, were condemned and excommunicated since the late eighteenth century. It is no surprise that the Marxist/Modernist heretic Francis-Bergoglio should find public favor with the group. Spain's Grand Lodge, which includes among its number the Master Mason at the head of the world's 4,000,000 Masons, has praised Bergoglio publicly in a message of February 10, 2021, for his "Oecumenism," the heretical notion that "we all worship the same gods" and "all religions are equally true."
Such a scandal with the excommunicated group has not occurred since 1964, the year in which the Vatican II Anti-council founded the heretic Newchurch of the New Order to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church. The chief architect of the syncretized, Protestantized New Order liturgy -- the "New Mess," so-called "Liturgy of the Hours," and Newsacraments -- the infamous presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, had received a glowing note of congratulations in 1964 from the Grandmaster of the Freemasons at Rome, using Bugnini's pet name, "Buan," and praising his heretical work. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
True Catholics, Newchurch's heresy of "Oecumenism," which is officially called Syncretism by the Catholic Church, is part of the overall heresy of Modernism, particularly condemned by Pope Pius IX, Pope Leo XIII, and Pope St. Pius X. In fact, St. Pius in his 1907 Encyclical Letter Pascendi Dominici Gregis called Modernism not just a single heresy, but essentially apostasy: "omnium hereseon collectum," the aggregation of all heresies. Yet this is the apostasy that characterizes Newchurch more than any other (and there are many others!), yet Francis-Bergoglio has not refused the "honor" conferred upon him by his Freemasonic "brothers."
A March 11, 2021, survey has indicated that one-third of German Newchurchers are leaving the New Order sect because Newchurch leaders have suborned continuing sex crimes against children, and Francis-Bergoglio has done essentially nothing to stop the crimes of his Newclergy. An additional 14 per cent of Germans haven't decided yet whether to leave. The new survey confirms a previous survey's numbers.
In the last year recorded, 2019, 272,771 German Newchurchers formally left the New Order sect -- more than ever before. There are no statistics on how many more left unofficially. The number of baptisms, which Newchurch calls "initiations," many of them apparently invalid, have fallen drastically. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
True Catholics, the solution engineered by the German Newbishops, who, after all, are responsible for much of the exodus, is the heretical Modernist "Synodal Way," which proposes making Newchurch into a political rather than a religious organization, approving fornication, divorce, and homosexuality and by importing pagan priestesses into the New Order sect. German Newbishops have indicated that to achieve these political ends, they will go into schism from Newchurch if necessary.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I see so many errors in gestures that uneducated laymen -- and I'm talking about traditional Catholics -- commit during Holy Mass. Could you clear up some questions for me?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY
You are quite correct: there are a lot of erroneous practices among laymen because of a lack of religious education. The following are the correct procedures inquired of in your question.
The last fifty years have proven that if you give Newchurchers enough rope, they will hang themselves. For example, in 1980 the chief architect of the Novus Ordo liturgy, the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, himself admitted in a 1,000-page book that his "New Mess" was a Protestantized service engineered with Newpope Paul VI-Montini to promote anti-Catholic "oecumenical" services. All the talk about the "historicity" of using vulgar tongues and turning around altars to become dinner tables was just so much bunk, perpetrated upon a surprisingly ignorant group of once-Catholics.
The fact that the fake Newchurch has hanged itself keeps showing up in statistic after statistic. Novus Ordo Mess attendance, even before the China Virus, had fallen below 10 per cent. The number of Newnuns and Newbrothers has sunk even lower. Newseminarians in many areas can now be counted on fewer than the fingers of one hand. After all, why would a young man want to devote himself to a false sect that was looking more anti-Catholic and even pagan, not to speak of his fear of being sodomized by Newbishops and Newcardinals running rampant under Newpopes actually encouraging the practices?
Each Newpope -- Paul VI-Montini, JPII-Wojtyla, Benedict-Ratzinger, Francis-Bergoglio -- became more immoral and apostate than the last. Now the latest one, Bergoglio, has now openly admitted that he faces charges of "heresy," but says that he is willing to perpetrate heresy to forward his notion of a Masonic "one-world religion." He fessed up aboard the Newpapal airplane on March 8, 2021, returning from hobnobbing with the schismatics and Mohammedans in Iraq, praising the heresies of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965).
That Anti-council concocted, primarily on the basis of the recommendation of the notorious Fr. Josef Ratzinger (later to call himself Benedict XVI), the heresy of Oecumenism: that:"we all worship the same gods" and that "all religions are equally true." Two years ago in Abu Dhabi, while schmoozing with infidel Mohammedans, Bergoglio signed off on the outright heresy that "pluralism and the diversity of religions" are "willed by God." Even some of his own Newbishops and Newcardinals denounced Bergoglio at that time for being a heretic. Bergoglio had expunged the name of Jesus Christ from the joint document issued there. Now in Iraq, Bergoglio has praised the infidel Grand Ayatollah, with whom he schmoozed there. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio had specifically promoted this Modernistic heresy of Oecumenism in his October 3, 2020, Encyclical Letter, "Fratelli tutti" (which has yet to be issued in an official Latin version). So anti-Catholic is this encyclical that it has been highly praised by the condemned Masons, who also praised Bugnini's work in destroying the Catholic Mass in Newchurch. Bergoglio's current condemnation of himself as a heretic should wake up those remaining clueless Neocon Newchurchers who think that they can make peace with the Devil.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I frequently encounter people who claim that they are Catholics, whereas they believe and spout all kinds of heresy. I find that the following Modernist heresies are particularly prevalent:
These Newchurchers don't seem to know anything about Catholicism, though they never cease to proclaim their "Catholicism." We even have a pro-abortionist and pro-sodomite President now in the United States who claims to be a "devout Catholic," and the Second Paedophile Newpope, Benedict-Ratzinger, has publicly agreed with him. What is a true (traditional) Catholic supposed to do with such a person? Refer him to a truly Catholic catechism? Just drop the subject?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
You do what you are morally required to do, i.e., correct the Newchurcher's ignorance. If you do that, he can now no longer plead ignorance. He is now morally responsible, even to the loss of his soul. Everyone has a serious moral responsibility to inform himself. However, practically speaking, any further intervention on your part will likely produce an even more negative result. Wait for him to ask for help (if he ever does). There is no point in trying to press him, and you have no obligation at this point to do so. The fate of his eternal soul is entirely in his own hands.
It is hard, after over fifty years of Newchurch, not to think that there is something intrinsic to the Novus Ordo that drives most of its clergy berserk. Newchurch sinks deeper and deeper into its Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, which shows no signs of stopping, especially with Francis-Bergoglio, the Newchurch leader, egging it on.
As just one example of this Novus Ordo mania, a Brazilian presbyter on March 8, 2021, perpetrated a crime spree in Passo Fundo, Brazil, involving robbing two grocery stores and a pharmacy at gunpoint over a period of a single hour. The 27-year-old presbyter in question claimed that he didn't know what he was doing. The car that the presbyter used to commit the crimes belonged to Newchurch. Passo Fundo is not far from Buenos Aires, where Jorge Bergoglio used to pontificate for Newchurch from 1998 to 2013. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Crux News Service.]
True Catholics, the presbyter even admitted that he was driven mad, claiming that he turned criminal in "a moment of madness." His Newarchbishop admitted that the case was "scandalous" for Newchurch. Yet, true to the pattern of the perverted New Order, the violently-criminal presbyter was described as "loving." Mania, or madness, is a word that aptly describes the Newchurch of the New Order from its beginning in 1964. The Newchurch of the New Order is truly psychotic.
Even many traditional Catholics are ignorant of the fact that for a period of forty years, there were two, or even three, popes. This was the period of the Great Western Schism (1378-1417), when even the Saints of the time did not agree on who was the real pope. Thus, the crisis was not "sede-vacantism," but "poly-vacantism." The Avignon papacy makes our current period of the apostasy of the Newpopes and their Newchurch of the New Order a cake-walk by comparison.
In the years just previous, from 1309 to 1376, seven popes had abandoned the Roman See and relocated to Avignon, France, under pressure from the French king. This devastating period is known as the Babylonian Captivity, after the ancient captivity of the Hebrews in Babylon during the fifth century B.C. This period of two/three simultaneous popes is known to history as the Great Western Schism.
By 2021 wine growers had converted the papal vineyards in Avignon, which had been turned for centuries into oil groves for olive oil, again to the production of wine, to enhance the joy and bounty that God desires for man, as Psalm 104 (v. 15/DRV) puts it: "that wine may cheer the heart of man." This once-papal wine is now available throughout the world, with 60,000 litres already produced in 2020. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
True Catholics, while the world reeled under the confusion of at times three popes, our current period of the apostasy of the Newpopes and their Newchurch of the New Order is a cake-walk in comparison. At least the popes at Avignon, starting with Clement V, repaired for their sins by producing some of the finest wine ever. All the vile and useless Newpopes of Newchurch ever do is embezzle Newchurchers' money and sodomize their children.
On March 3, 2021, the European Sunday Alliance has warned that the China Virus pandemic has intensified the degradation of Sunday into a seventh day for work. The Alliance has demanded that the European Commission put the issue on its agenda, to prevent workers from becoming little more than corporate slaves on a 24/7 work week.
The European Commission is currently considering a proposal to allow countries to disassociate from the Council of Europe's Social Charter, which requires a weekly day of rest. In 1996 the Leftist European Court of Justice nullified the working-time directive to allot Sunday as a weekly rest day. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic World News.]
True Catholics, the European Sunday Alliance includes trade unions, employers' organizations, civil society associations, churches, and religious communities in the European Union. The Alliance has been conducting a campaign to raise awareness about the unique value of Sunday for European society. The same principle should hold for the Americas and worldwide, where the same encroachment on religious practice has been gaining ground.
Condemned by the pronouncement of Pope St. Gregory the Great, corruptio optimi pessima, U.S. President J.R. Biden on March 2, 2021, committed blasphemy and sacrilege against the Blessed Virgin Mary by using the Most Holy Rosary as a political prop in favor of abortion. Biden is in reality a heretic, who mendaciously claims to be a "devout Catholic," while publicly advocating abortion and the public funding thereof, both inside his own country and by channeling U.S. taxpayer funds to fund abortions outside the United States.
Biden was meeting by videoconference with Mexican President Lopez Obrador. He sacrilegiously displayed the Most Holy Rosary and blasphemously invoked Our Lady of Guadalupe, whose intercession is called upon by true Catholics against the moral horror of abortion and infanticide. Our Lady under this title was declared to be the Patroness of the Americas by Pope Pius XII in 1946. So immoral is Biden that even many Newchurch bishops in the United States refuse to hand him the Novus Ordo "communion" cookie.
In addition to his moral deviancy on the question of abortion, Biden advocates "gay marriage" and has actually performed at least one such immorality as a high official of the U.S. government. He also countenances the gross immorality of "transgenderism" and supports an Equality Act that would punish religions that denounce the immoralities of homosexuality and transsexualism. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
True Catholics, even many of the non-Catholic bishops of Newchurch have denounced J.R. Biden for his false statements. As the Newbishops are themselves steeped in the heresy of the heretic Newchurch of the New Order, founded at the Vatican II Anti-council in 1964, it is a case of the pot calling the kettle black, but Biden is even a black sheep among the heretics.
The German Newchurch, already on the verge of schism from Newchurch, on February 23, 2021, pushed a revised Novus Ordo Ritual to include blessings and rites for "gay marriage." The German Newchurch has rejected morality and instead claims a "pastoral approach," the same justification that was used at the Vatican II Anti-council to replac the institutional Catholic Church with the anti-Catholic Newchurch of the New Order in 1964. Unconditional acceptance of "gay marriage" has the blessing of Newcardinal Reinhard Marx and the President of the German Bishops' Conference, as well as other German Newbishops.
The German Newbishops justify their heresy by referring to the Marxist/Modernist Francis-Bergoglio's own heretical 2015 document, which began to change immutable Catholic doctrine on the family. Bergoglio and his Newchurch are, of course, not Catholic. Newchurch is a Protestant sect (or worse), whereas for 2,000 years the true Catholic Church has not wavered in its teaching on the grave immorality of homosexual acts. In fact, sodomy is numbered as one of only Four Biblical Sins that Cry out to Heaven for Retribution. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
True Catholics, the truth of the matter is that Francis-Bergoglio is behind the apostasy of his German Newbishops. His 2015 document, "Amoris laetitia" (The Joy of Sex), pushed anti-Catholic doctrine on the family and at least implicitly approved of divorce and bigamy. Bergoglio has also been making statements backing off the grave immorality of abortion. Clearly, Bergoglio, who once could at best be called a Protestant, is now sinking into paganism.
Francis-Bergoglio's pet pontifical foundation, Scholas Occurentes, on February 9, 2021, continued to push "diversity" (a code word for perversion), transsexualism, "gay marriage," and LGBTXXX goals. The vehicle for this filth is its series of fifteen children's books in Spanish bearing the title "With Francis-[Bergoglio] at My Side." Scholas Occurrentes is currently mired in charges of financial corruption as well, with large sums of money going to "administration" and little going to schools. Bergoglio's foundation also hosts conferences featuring pro-abortion speakers.
The Marxist/Modernist Bergoglio has a long history with such immoral instruction of children. While he was still Newarchbishop of Buenos Aires (1998-2013), he was promoting it. As Newpope, he has re-designated the organization as a "pontifical foundation," even though it violates even Newchurch doctrine. The series features transsexual cats who self-identify as dogs and donkeys who self-identify as horses. The series also pushes homosexual "parenthood." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio has made no effort to dissociate himself and his Newchurch from this immoral filth. The series of books includes ample quotations from and images of Francis-Bergoglio. Yet when international news agencies have tried to contact the Scholas Occurentes Pontifical Foundation, the organization has consistently refused to clarify its status and operations. Apparently, this lack of transparency covers a multitude of sins.
The infamous Newcardinal Theodore McCarrick was not the only head of the Washington, D.C., Newarchdiocese, to be involved in scandal. He was succeeded by Donald Wuerl, who was also hounded out of office for his support and cover-up of paedophiile crimes. In fact, until undeniable evidence was published, Wuerl continued to maintain that he knew nothing.
Now it has come to light that the paedophiliac Wuerl was "gifted" by Newchurch with more than 2,000,000 USD in 2020 for his "continuing ministry," even though Wuerl was supposed to be sidelined like McCarrick. The "gift" gives every indication of being "hush money" to cover up the truth about Newchurch's criminal operations in Washington, D.C.
Although the current Newcardinal of Washington, D.C., Gregory Wilton, who succeeded Wuerl, had promised to be "transparent" about his handling of funds, he has refused to answer any questions about the payoff to Wuerl, nor about any "ministry" in which Wuerl may be engaged. The 2020 amount is a 35 per increase from the approximately 1,500,000 USD given Wuerl in 2019, even though Wuerl was supposed to have retired from his "ministry." Meanwhile, the Newarchdiocese cut its donations to charity.
True Catholics, in November 2020, Wuerl turned 80 years old and lost his positions on several Newvatican congregations. He is supposed to be "retired." Yet he is receiving an annual payoff of millions for doing nothing. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure about what is going here, and how Newchurch, from the Newpope on down, continues to engage in whopping monetary crimes, in which Newchurch and its leaders steal charitable collections from its followers.
A February 28, 2021, interview of Benedict-Ratzinger, published in Corriere della Sera, Italy's most widely-read newpaper, is causing quite a stir in Newrome. The date of the interview coincides with the eighth anniversary of Ratzinger's controversial abdication from the Newpapacy. In the interview Ratzinger opines that new U.S. President J.R.Biden is an "observant Catholic," who is "personally against abortion." This phrase was taken directly from the heretic Biden's campaign talking points.
The ex-Newpope is showing his true colors again: Ratzinger is a Leftist theologian from the 1960s and not a friend of Catholic Tradition at all. In fact, it was Ratzinger who provided the formulation of the key heresy of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) that led to the formation of the Newchurch of the New Order, founded by that Anti-council and Paul VI-Montini on November 21, 1964. Ratzinger provided the heretical verbiage that the Christ's Church is not the Catholic Church, but only "subsists in" what was to become the Newchurch of the New Order, together with other heretical Protestant sects.
Ratzinger's novel phrase "observant Catholic" for Biden was always used in the past to describe Orthodox Jews as opposed to unorthodox Reform or Conservative Jews. But Catholic theology, as opposed to the Modernist heretic Ratzinger's, is quite different: Catholics aren't "observant" or non-observant. You're either Catholic or you're not!
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
On February 26, 2021, one of the only four living bishops validly consecrated under Pope John XXIII, Yves-Marie Ramousse, died, just three days after celebrating his 93rd birthday. He was the Vicar Apostolic of Phnom-Phen, Cambodia, from 1962 to 1976, and then again from 1992 to 2001. There are now only three "Johanines" left, aged 99, 97, and 97. All bishops consecrated under Pope Pius XII are dead.
With Ramousse's death there are now only 32 bishops left in Newchurch who were validly consecrated before the end of 1968, when the invalid (fake) Protestantized Novus Ordo New Ordinal was imposed, and the traditional Sacrament of Holy Orders was abrogated. This New Ordinal doesn't even purport to consecrate valid bishops, only to "install" them, like Protestant ministers. (A few bishops may have validly consecrated under the traditional Ordinal as late as 1969.) We can say with great probability that there are now fewer than 40 valid bishops left in Newchurch. Most of them are in their 90s. Cardinal Arinze, aged 88, is one of the youngest left.
Even these 40 bishops are heretics, of course, because they have publicly adhered to the heresy, if not apostasy, of the New Newchurch of the New Order, which is a Protestantized sect, certainly not the Catholic Church. Even if they are Newcardinals, they cannot elect a Newpope because they were barred by age from voting by Paul VI-Montini, who limited the papal electors to cardinals under 80 years of age in his 1970 Motu Proprio "Ingravescentem aetatem," apparently because the older cardinals were "too traditional." Archbishop Marcel Lefefbvre, who founded the original (traditional) Society of St. Pius X in 1970, publicly challenged Montini's action at the time as a violation of the Tradition of the Church and thus null and void. It is interesting to note that Montini's motu proprio was promulgated exactly six years to the day after the heretic Newchurch of the New Order was established and given its constitution by the Vatican II Anti-council to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church.
The Dutch presbyter-founder of Aid to the Church in Need, Werenfried van Straaten, dubbed the "Bacon Presbyter," seems to have had particular "needs" of his own. He stands charged of raping a twenty-year-old woman who worked for the Newchurch "charity."
On February 10, 2021, even Newchurch admitted that the charges of a serious sexual assault were "credible." van Straaten was known for his "intemperate lifestyle" and dictatorial, even "Fascist," management. The charges came to light after van Straaten had been proposed for Novus Ordo beatification! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
True Catholics, the irony of this case is that a presbyter of this ilk was actually being considered for Novus Ordo beatification. That fact shows just how invalid (fake) the process of beatification and con-anization have become in Newchurch. 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 "'Canonizations' - New Order."
In yet another step by the German [New]bishops' Conference into schism from Newrome, the President of the Conference, Georg Batzing, is now openly and defiantly handing out the Novus Ordo cookie to Protestant heretics. On February 25, 2021, he also admitted that doing so was already a "practice" in Germany "every Sunday."
Batzing is pushing for a "eucharistic meal fellowship" between Newchurch heretics and Protestant heretics. What was startling, though not unexpected, was his statement that Newpope Francis-Bergoglio approved the sacrilege and idolatry, although the Newvatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the [New]faith had tried formerly to intervene in September 2020. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
True Catholics, the interheretical "eucharistic meal" is just the beginning. Newbishops in Germany want to accept fornication, adultery, and bigamy and to allow priestesses to serve at their Novus Ordo dinner tables. It was from Germany and associated countries that the Vatican II Anti-council was principally fueled. That Anti-council founded the Newchurch of the New Order on November 21, 1964, and gave it a new constitution for it to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church thenceforth.
In Mexico City, Mexico, on February 21, 2021, a man was struck dead when approaching the Novus Ordo "eucharistic" dinner table. Perhaps the Good Lord was sparing him from committing the Mortal Sins of sacrilege and idolatry by approaching the Novus Ordo dinner table of the heretic Newchurch.
In a display of Novus Ordo grotesquerie, a white cloth (not even the traditional black) was nonchalantly thrown over the corpse of the deceased, and the presbyter went on with Sunday Mess. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
True Catholics, one can no longer be shocked how barbaric the New Order has become. It is not Catholic; it is not even humane, but barbaric beyond belief. No true Catholic can have anything to do with its fakery and barbarism.