DAILY COMMENTARIES FROM THE TRADITIO FATHERS
MARCH 2024

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MARCH 31, 2024 - EASTER SUNDAY
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE FIRST CLASS

Omnibus circa Mundum in Hoc Festo Paschae
BEATAM PASCHAM

Ex: Reverendis Patribus TRADITIONIS
Haec Dies Chant

Graduale Cantandum Dominica Resurrectionis

"Haec Dies, Quam Fecit Dominus
Exsultemus, et Laetaemur in Ea"


Omnibus Lectoribus Internexus TRADITIONIS
BEATAM PASCHAM!

MEDITATION ON EASTER SUNDAY:
The days of violet are gone. The voices of the Old Testament prophets Isaias and Jeremias are stilled. The Alleluias and Glorias that have been missing since Septuagesima return once more, in profusion. "Hence it is that at the Gloria today the bells are rung, the organ peals forth, the statues and pictures are uncovered, and a few moments afterward the glad Alleluias, silenced for nine weeks past, are heard again in jubilant tones, soaring in their triple repetition higher and higher until they seem to mingle with the songs of the Angels in Heaven." As the great drama of our redemption draws to an end, let us join in the joy of Holy Mother Church today as she specially sets before us after Communion the great psalm of praise to our risen Lord: "Praise the Lord, all ye nations; praise him, all ye people. For his mercy is confirmed upon us; and the truth of the Lord remaineth forever" (Psalms 116:1-2/DRV). Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
RECOMMENDED SACRED MUSIC:
Gregorian Chant of Easter Sunday
Johann Sebastian Bach's Easter Oratorio [BWV 249]
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).

MARCH 30, 2024 - HOLY SATURDAY
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE FIRST CLASS

Holy Saturday: The Mother of All Vigils
The Light of Christ Is Kindled, We Hear the Ancient Prophecies, and the Mass of the Easter Vigil Is Celebrated at Noon

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Nadal's Christus Descendens ad Inferos

What Transpired when Christ Descended into Limbo
On Holy Saturday

WARNING AGAINST THE FALSE "NEW RITES" OF HOLY WEEK (1956-1962)." The heresy-tinged Modernist changes of 1956-1962 gutted the Traditional Latin Rites of this most holy week of the entire year. They were engineered by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, the Chief Architect of the Novus Ordo (New Order) of 1969, and were never approved by Pope Pius XII in forma specifica. They were introduced by Bugnini as a transition to the fabricated, invalid Novus Ordo of 1969.

Among the Modernisms introduced for Holy Saturday, making the false "Extraordinary" rites of 1956-1962 like the invalid Novus Ordo service, are: (1) eliminating two of the three ancient prayers blessing the new fire; (2) replacing the traditional ceremony for inscribing and blessing the Paschal candle with a new one, completely fabricated by the Modernists; (3) completely changing the ancient procession of the triple candle into the church while Lumen Christi was thrice invoked as each candle of the reed was individually lighted; (4) modifying the ancient Paschal Proclamation, the Exsultet; (5) eliminating eight of the twelve Old Testament prophecies foretelling the coming of Christ; (6) directing that the Collects be chanted at the sedilia rather than the altar, in the manner of the Novus Ordo "presider"; (7) dividing and partially eliminating the traditional Litany of the Saints; (8) introducing a spurious "Renewal of Baptismal Vows" in the vernacular, the first time that the vernacular is explicitly permitted as an integral part of a liturgical rite; (9) eliminating in their entirety from the Mass the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar and the Last Gospel, as does the Novus Ordo service; (10) moving the entire service to nighttime instead of before noon with the First Mass of Easter immediately following at noon, in contravention of the traditional principle that during Lent, in both Western and Eastern rites, there is a symbolic inversion of time as a consequence of the Fall, with the restoration of normality coming only with the victory of the Lord on Easter morning.

MEDITATION ON HOLY SATURDAY:
Through these rites of Holy Saturday, historically and devotionally so gripping, from ancient ages the most solemn of all Vigils of the year, we see Our Lord revealed to us in specific ways, and we in turn are called upon to reflect Him in those ways in our own lives. Together, on this, the "Mother of All Holy Vigils," as St. Augustine calls it, we hear the Lessons that teach us the history of our Faith, the Old Law before the fulfillment of our redemption under the New. We come through the darkness of Our Lord's Passion and Death into the light, as together we now celebrate His glorious Resurrection.

RECOMMENDED SACRED MUSIC:
Gregorian Chant of Holy Saturday
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's Music for Holy Saturday
Carlo Gesualdo's Responsoria for Holy Saturday Tenebrae
William Byrd: Music for Holy Saturday
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).


MARCH 29, 2024 - GOOD FRIDAY
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE FIRST CLASS

Good Friday: The Only Day from the Early Church on Which We Are Without Holy Mass, without Holy Communion
Just the Moving Rites of This Saddest Day in the Church's Liturgical Calendar

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Nadal's Post Erectam Crucem

What Transpired after the Erection of the Cross
Before Christ Gave up His Spirit
On Good Friday

WARNING AGAINST THE FALSE "NEW RITES" OF HOLY WEEK (1956-1962)." The heresy-tinged Modernist changes of 1956-1962 gutted the Traditional Latin Rites of this most holy week of the entire year. They were engineered by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, the Chief Architect of the Novus Ordo (New Order) of 1969, and were never approved by Pope Pius XII in forma specifica. They were introduced by Bugnini as a transition to the fabricated, invalid Novus Ordo of 1969.

Among the Modernisms introduced for Good Friday, making the false "Extraordinary" rites of 1956-1962 like the invalid Novus Ordo service, are: (1) changing the one aliturgical day, on which no Mass was celebrated because "the Apostles hid themselves for fear of the Jews," into a full-scale communion service; (2) directing that the "presider" conduct the first part of the service from the sedilia rather than from the altar in Novus Ordo style; (3) directing that the Litanical Prayers be chanted from a book at the center of the altar in contravention of the Roman rite; (4) changing the litanical Prayer for Heretics and Schismatics into a "Prayer for the Unity of Christians"; (5) commanding that a genuflection be made in the litanical Prayer for the Jews, which was anciently omitted because the Jews genuflected to mock Christ during His Agony; (6) allowing the crucifix to be held up for a brief adoration, as in the Novus Ordo, rather than having the people approach the Communion rail to kiss it; (7) suppressing the Solemn Procession from the Repository with the Blessed Sacrament and the singing of the ancient hymn Vexilla Regis; (8) eliminating the offertory, incensation, and elevation of the Blessed Sacrament; (9) directing that the congregation recite the Pater Noster with the priest in Novus Ordo style; (10) allowing Communion to be received this day, which was anciently prohibited on Good Friday; (11) adding a responsorial psalm to the communion service in Novus Ordo fashion.

After the celebration of Good Friday at the University of Durham, England, one year, Rev. Dr. T.C.G. Glover, JCD, a former priest of the Roman Oratory, who continued to celebrate the Sacred Triduum in the Traditional Latin Roman form, was asked why he didn't celebrate the false Modernist rites of 1956-1962, introduced into Newchurch by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini. His answer was pure Dr. Glover at his very best: "I would rather get drunk in a brothel than celebrate that crap."

MEDITATION ON GOOD FRIDAY:
There are few scenes liturgically more impressive than the appearance of the church at the beginning of the rites of Good Friday. The bare floor, the dismantled altar, the veiled crucifix, the unlighted candles. Then, when the procession of the celebrant in black vestments with servers has silently made its way to the sanctuary, the sudden prostration before the altar, where the celebrant annihilates himself in abject penitence -- all these are things that can hardly fail to produce an effect upon each one of us. Then follow the sorrowful lessons and tracts and the reading of the Passion of Our Lord, producing a sense of desolation that no other service in the liturgical year approaches. On this day the Church gives her churches an appearance of desolation and clothes her clergy in mourning. Today the Church, and we who enter the church, are in mourning because Our Lord has died to redeem us.

RECOMMENDED SACRED MUSIC:
Gregorian Chant of Good Friday
Carlo Gesualdo's Responsoria for Good Friday Tenebrae
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's Music for Good Friday
Tommaso Luigi da Vittoria's Popule Meus
William Byrd: Music for Good Friday
Johann Sebastian Bach's Johannes Passion [BWV 245]
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).


MARCH 28, 2024 - MAUNDY THURSDAY
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE FIRST CLASS

Maundy Thursday: The Sacred Triduum Begins
The Three Most Sacred Days of the Year for Traditional Catholics

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Nadal's Sacratissimi Sacramenti

The Institution of the Blessed Sacrament
And of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
On Maundy Thursday

WARNING AGAINST THE FALSE "NEW RITES" OF HOLY WEEK (1956-1962)." The heresy-tinged Modernist changes of 1956-1962 gutted the Traditional Latin Rites of this most holy week of the entire year. They were engineered by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, the Chief Architect of the Novus Ordo (New Order) of 1969, and were never approved by Pope Pius XII in forma specifica. They were introduced by Bugnini as a transition to the fabricated, invalid Novus Ordo of 1969.


Among the Modernisms introduced for Maundy Thursday, making the false "Extraordinary" rites of 1956-1962 like the invalid Novus Ordo service, are: (1) cutting out the Credo and the Last Gospel; (2) adding a responsorial psalm to the communion service in Novus Ordo fashion; (3) importing the Maundy (washing of feet) into the Mass, as in the Novus Ordo; (4) directing that the Collect following the Maundy be chanted "facing the people," as in the Novus Ordo; (5) eliminating the adornment and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Repository; (6) the fabrication of a new "Chrism Mass," which separates the function of the blessing and consecration of the Sacred Oils for the Sacraments from the one Mass of Maundy Thursday.

MEDITATION ON MAUNDY THURSDAY:
We have today to consider a great and awful mystery of betrayal. This betrayal is commemorated in the special Canon used only at this Mass of Maundy Thursday. Judas, one of the twelve chosen disciples of Our Lord, taught by Him for three years, confirmed in the faith by so many miracles, loaded with graces, becomes the tool of those who plot the death of Our Lord. He traitorously sells His Lord to the high priest for the ancient price of a slave, thirty Roman denarii. But Judas here is not only an historical figure of some 2000 years ago. He is spiritually each one of us, sinners, for whom Christ so grievously began His suffering and death this night. Let us consider the betrayal of Judas and what it forces us to confront in our own spiritual lives.

RECOMMENDED SACRED MUSIC:
Gregorian Chant of Maundy Thursday
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's Music for Maundy Thursday
Carlo Gesualdo's Responsoria for Maundy Thursday Tenebrae
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).


March 27, 2024 - Wednesday in Holy Week - Holy Wednesday - "Spy" Wednesday
Privileged Ferial Day

Wednesday in Holy Week
Holy Wednesday - "Spy Wednesday"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Spy Wednesday

MEDITATION ON "SPY" WEDNESDAY:
Today is known as "Spy Wednesday," in remembrance of the traitorous deed of Judas Iscariot. The Introit gives us a foretaste of what is to come after the Passion and Death of our Lord: "In nomine Domini omne genu flectatur, caelestium, terrestrium, et infernorum" (Philippians 2:10/V). But immediately juxtaposed to this acknowledgment of divine glory is the other side of the equation. This is the refrain that will be repeated at every Hour of the Divine Office beginning tomorrow: "Quia Dominus factus obediens usque ad mortem, mortem autem crucis" (Philippians 2:8/V).

RECOMMENDED SACRED MUSIC:
Gregorian Chant of Wednesday of Holy Week
Johann Sebastian Bach's Passio secundum Lucam [BWV 246]
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).


March 26, 2024 - Tuesday in Holy Week - Holy Tuesday
Privileged Ferial Day

Tuesday in Holy Week
Holy Tuesday

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Tuesday in Holy Week

MEDITATION ON TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK
Today we turn our sights to the Cross. The Introit consists not of the usual psalm, but with the words of St. Paul, putting the meaning of the Cross into perspective for us: "Nos autem gloriari oportet in cruce Domini nostri Iesu Christi (Galatians 6:14/V). Holy Mother Church then adds: "In quo est salus, vita, et resurrectio nostra, per quem salvati, et liberati sumus."

RECOMMENDED SACRED MUSIC
Gregorian Chant of Tuesday in Holy Week
Johann Sebastian Bach's Passio secundum Marcum [BWV 247]
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).


March 25, 2024 - Monday in Holy Week - Holy Monday
Privileged Ferial Day

Monday in Holy Week
Holy Monday

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Monday in Holy Week

MEDITATION ON MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK
Today we begin by placing our trust firmly in God. In the Introit Psalm (34:1/V): Iudica, Domine, nocentes me, expugna impugnantes me, we call upon the Lord to battle against those who are impugning us. We call upon the Lord to take up arms and shield, and we call upon Him as the strength of our salvation. The Collect acknowledges how many adversities we face and how we fail from human infirmity. It is only through the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ that we are given life again (respiremus).

RECOMMENDED SACRED MUSIC
Gregorian Chant of Monday in Holy Week
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).


March 24, 2024 - Palm Sunday
Semidouble Sunday of the First Class

Palm Sunday: Holy Week Begins
The Most Sacred Week of the Year for Traditional Catholics

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

AS HOLY WEEK, THE MOST SACRED WEEK OF THE YEAR, BEGINS, true Catholics traditionally complete the daily chores that might be an obstacle to participating in the ancient, traditional rites of Holy Week. All true Catholics should attend the traditional sacred rites not only on Palm Sunday but also on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. On Maundy Thursday we commemorate the institution of the Holy Eucharist, the First Mass, and the Ordination of the Apostles. The priesthood and the Holy Eucharist are living events that should remind us of the continuing value of Christ's act of redemption for the sin of man. Good Friday is an unforgettable reminder to all of us of the price of being a follower of Christ. We have to give something of ourselves to be followers of Christ. The Holy Saturday Vigil is the most solemn memorial of the central mystery of our redemption: Christ's saving death and glorious resurrection. We are reminded that we are obligated as Catholics to carry Christ into our world.

Accordingly, our Daily Commentaries during Holy Week will shift from current events and reader questions, and focus instead upon a Meditation and Recommended Sacred Music for each day of this week. Also, we shall add a "WARNING AGAINST THE FALSE 'NEW RITES' OF HOLY WEEK (1956-1962)," which are not the Catholic and Apostolic Rites of Holy Week going back to the early Church, but were instead introduced by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini in 1956 as a transition to the fabricated, invalid New Order Mess of 1969. The Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly NOT the Catholic Church, prohibits the use of the Catholic and Apostolic Rites of Holy Week. HOWEVER, THE FULLY CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC RITES OF HOLY WEEK BEFORE 1956 ARE STILL TO BE FOUND AT TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCHES, CHAPELS, AND ORATORIES INDEPENDENT OF THE HERETICAL NEWCHURCH OF THE NEW ORDER.

Palm Sunday

The Fully-Traditional (Pre-1956) Palm Sunday Rites
As Celebrated at Westminster Cathedral, London, 1919
The Traditional Holy Week Rites Were Gutted in 1956
By the Freemason Presbyter Hannibal Bugnini
It Is These Half New Order Rites
That Are Used in the "1956 Mess" and the "1962 Mess"
(Formerly Erroneously Known as the "Extraordinary Mess")

WARNING AGAINST THE FALSE "NEW RITES" OF HOLY WEEK (1956-1962)." The heresy-tinged Modernist changes of 1956-1962 gutted the Traditional Latin Rites of this most holy week of the entire year. They were engineered by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, the Chief Architect of the Novus Ordo (New Order) of 1969, and were never approved by Pope Pius XII in forma specifica. They were introduced by Bugnini as a transition to the fabricated, invalid Novus Ordo of 1969.

Among the Modernisms introduced for Palm Sunday, making the 1956-1962 rite like the invalid Novus Ordo service, are: (1) directing that red vestments be used, as in the Novus Ordo service, instead of the traditional violet vestments; (2) eliminating the Introit, Collect, Epistle, Responsory, Gospel, Preface, and Sanctus of the First Mass, after which the palms are blessed; (3) directing the priest to leave the altar and face the congregation Novus-Ordo style while blessing the palms; (4) eliminating four of the five ancient prayers of blessing; (5) eliminating the prayers and ceremonial of re-entering the church after the procession of the palms; (6) directing that the priest chant the final Collect facing the congregation Novus-Ordo style with his back to the Holy Tabernacle; (7) eliminating the beginning and end of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. Matthew; (8) eliminating the Last Gospel, as in the Novus Ordo service.

MEDITATION ON PALM SUNDAY:
All the ceremonies of Palm Sunday -- the blessing of the palms, the procession, the chanted Hosannas -- are instituted by Holy Mother Church to recall the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem on this day. What a contrast, at only six days' interval, between the honors rendered to Our Lord today and the affronts and blasphemies that will greet Him five days hence on Good Friday! Let us learn these three things from the great lesson taught us by Our Lord on Palm Sunday. First, to be content to rely not upon man, but upon God alone for consolation and the witness of our sorrows and sufferings. Second, to detach ourselves from earthly possessions, which often come at our soul's cost. Third, to set no store by earthly greatness, notice, fame, or applause. "For after all these things do the heathens seek" (Matthew 6:32/DRV).

RECOMMENDED SACRED MUSIC:
Gregorian Chant of Palm Sunday
Johann Sebastian Bach's Passio secundum Matthaeum [BWV 244]
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).



HOLY WEEK & EASTER: A TIME TO HELP

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SOLEMN RITES OF HOLY WEEK AND EASTER

St. John Schola Volume IX
It is most unfortunate that many traditional Catholics do not have access to the Solemn Rites of Holy Week and Easter in the fully-traditional rites before they were "modernized" in 1956. Even some of the so-called "traditional" groups scandalously use the "modernized" version instead of the traditional rites going back to the early Church. Fortunately, the St. John Schola has made available to the traditional Catholic faithful these significant rites on MP3. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Gregorian Chant department for Volume IX of that Gregorian schola's recordings of Holy Week and Easter. For you traditional Catholics who do not have the opportunity to attend these singular rites in person, at least you can participate in them spiritually through these recordings. Do not lose the opportunity. These rites are an essential part of your traditional Catholic Faith.

THE SACRED TRIDUUM

These three days -- Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday -- are the most sacred in the entire liturgical year. For this 72-hour period, the Church, and we, meditate upon the truths most central to our Roman Catholic Faith: the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Our Lord. The drama of these days is transfixing as we hear the various Evangelists' versions of the treachery of the Church establishment (Annas, Caiphas, the Sanhedrin), the abandonment of Christ by the first pope (the three denials of Peter) and the Apostles, the Faith beginning to touch the Gentiles (Pontius Pilate, the centurion Longinus), and the small number who stood by Christ in the end (the Marys and St. John). The liturgy of these days is the most ancient in the Church. Much is preserved from the very time of the Apostles, including the use of Greek in the Good Friday service. Up until a few hundred years ago, these were Holydays of Obligation, and no Catholic would think to miss them. Traditional Catholics should make even heroic efforts to be present at these solemn rites, in their Traditional Catholic Latin form, the ancient form that existed before 1956. Those who do not have access to the traditional Latin rites should take ample time during this period to read the solemn rites in their missals, listen to the marvelous chant appointed for these days available on recordings, perform the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross), read the Passions in Scripture, pray the Seven Penitential Psalms, and engage in other such practices.


March 23, 2024 - Ferial Day of Passiontide

The Vatican II Anti-council Suppressed and Demoted Veneration of the Saints
Even More than the Arch-heretic Martin Luther and the Heretic Protestants

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
St. Christopher Suppressed

The Vatican II Anti-council Did Far More
To Destroy the True Mass
Than "Translate" the Sacred Latin
Into the Vulgar Tongues
Among Many Other Heresies and Blasphemies
It Instituted throughout Two-thirds of Its "New Mess"
It Suppressed the Traditional Veneration of the Saints
Even the Anti-traditional "Mess of 1962" Suppresses
Prayers at Sunday Mass for the Saints
Including St. Christopher, St. Valentine, and St. Nicholas

There are probably many clueless Newchurchers who think that the only real change the Vatican II Anti-council made to the Sacred Liturgy in the Newchurch of the New Order was to "translate" the Sacred Latin into the vulgar tongues. In reality Vatican II completely destroyed the Mass in the "institutional" Church of the New Order six ways to Sunday. One of these ways was to suppress the traditional veneration of the Saints.

When the "New Mess" was introduced in 1969, the first apostate Newpope Unsaint Paul VI-Montini suppressed or demoted in the New Order sect some of the most long-venerated Saints in the Catholic Church: St. Christopher, St. Valentine, St. Nicholas, St. Blase, St. George, St. Barbara, St. Catherine, St. Philomena, and 200 other Saints. Montini even struck from the Novus Ordo Confiteor St. Michael the Archangel, St. John the Baptist, and Sts. Peter & Paul.

Already 1956 even the Half New Order Pius XII, in league with his Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, struck out most of the Commemorations of the Saints at Sunday and other Masses. In the fully Traditional Latin Mass (1950), whenever most Saintsí feastdays coincided with a Sunday, the principal Collect Prayer was that of the Sunday, but the commemorated Saints would be prayed to for their intercession as well. With the loss of these prayers, it is no wonder the apostate Newchurch of the New Order together with its pretender Newpopes is sinking fast.

Sunday, March 17, 2024, is an example of the Novus Ordo principle. At fully Traditional Latin Masses the principal Collect Prayer at Mass is that of Passion Sunday, with a Commemoration of St. Patrick, Bishop & Confessor. Bugnini-Pius XII expunged the Commemoration of St. Patrick in 1956, and St. Patrick and the rest of the commemorated Saints remain expunged in the Unextraordinary "Mess of 1962."

Traditional Catholics, so effective has Newchurch been in destroying the veneration of the Saints that most Newchurchers would now be hard-pressed even to describe the significance of their own name or baptismal Saint. Thus, the dogma of the Communion of Saints is essentially suppressed in the apostate Newchurch of the New Order, and an the heretic and blasphemous Protestant doctrine is pushed. Newchurch has also, since 1969, been removing Saints' names from the title of its temples, so that no longer names like St. Augustine's Church is used, but "Christ the Light," or some other generic Novus Ordo-style name.


March 22, 2024 - The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Double Major Feast

Another Newchurch Religious Order Goes (Almost) Dead
The Paulists Are the Latest to Feel the Newchurch Kiss of Death against Religious Orders

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Paulists

When the Paulists Went Novus Ordo
With Newchurch in 1964
Their Fate Was Sealed
Now the Once-vigorous Educational Congregation
Has Sunk to a Few Dozen Presbyters
And Is Shutting down Their National Operations
And All but Two of Their Ministries for Newchurch
They Are Planning to Go Defunct within a Decade
As the Current Newpope, Francis-Bergoglio
Has Persecuted Religious Orders

The Newchurch of the New Order has been the kiss of death for once-Catholic religious orders. Newchurch hates religious orders. Francis-Bergoglio in particular has persecuted them: the Franciscans, Carmelites, Christian Brothers, and others. Many of them have gone under entirely during the regime of the Newchurch of the New Order since its founding at the Vatican II Anti-council in 1964.

The Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle (Congregatio Sancti Pauli) announced on May 13, 2024. that its activities would be essentially defunct within a decade, with only a couple of dozen presbyters left. Since 1967 the number of presbyters has fallen 81 per cent. Since 2004 half the presbyters left or passed on. The Paulists are closing three national offices and leaving only two campus ministries operating.

The Paulists were founded in 1858 and were known for their informational services to encourage conversion to Catholicism. They once operated Catholic bookstores and published pamphlets with a distinctive yellow cover. The current apostate Newpope, Francis-Bergoglio, despises conversions and calls them "proselytizing." Moreover, since 1964 the Catholic Church does not exist in the apostate Newchurch of the New Order, founded at the Vatican II Anti-council. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Reporter.]

Traditional Catholics, Newchurch's efforts to turn itself into something not Catholic, but falsely "oecumenical," by which it proclaimed "we all worship the same gods" and "all religions are true," has been a decided flop. Therefore, the Paulists are closing their ministries on evangelization, on "estranged" Newchurchers, and on "oecumenical and interfaith relations." Newchurch at this point is in such chaos that conversions have slowed to a dribble and most Newchurchers are now estranged,


March 21, 2024 - St. Benedict, Abbot
Double Major Feast

A Reader Asks: "If I Don't Have a Traditional Mass Site Available
What Can I Do to Practice My Traditional Catholic Faith Properly?"

From: Sue
Officium Parvum BMV

Many Traditional Catholics Are Ignorant
Of the "Little Offices"
Which Are Very Suited to Laypeople
And More Varied than the Rosary
Like the "Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary"
Which Comes in a Small Book
That You Can Easily Keep with You
Throughout the Day
If You Can't Pray the Whole "Little Office"
You Can Pray Parts of It
As Your Time and Circumstances Allow

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

Until recently I had a Traditional Latin Mass available to me. Now that I don't, what can I do to practice my Traditional Catholic Faith properly? I am hearing so many confusing recommendations that sound more like practicing occultism than true Traditional Catholicism: Faustina Kowalska's "Divine Mercy," suspect "apparitions" at Garabandal and Medjugorje. Three Days of Darkness, End Times, and the like.

THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.

You are right to suspect such gnostic-type cults. Many times Our Lord and the Apostles warned against such things, which can be a grave sin against the First Commandment of God. The first requirement, of course, is that you stay close to Christ Himself, especially through the Mass and Sacraments, as much as you can in your given situation. Even if you have to travel a few times a year to access these, you should do so.

Stay close to Our Lord throughout the day. That doesn't mean mouthing reams of memorized prayers. Our Lord condemns that kind of thing too. Be focused and succinct. Take 10-15 minutes of quiet time each day to meditate upon Christ and how you can follow His teachings, obey His Commandments, and practice the Moral and Spiritual Virtues, and the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

Sanctify the day with one more of the rich traditional prayers of the Church. The Divine Office is the supreme prayer, of course, but many Catholics are ignorant of the "Little" Offices associated with it, which are very suited to laypeople, which are more varied than the Rosary. Pray all or part of the Officium Parvum Beatae Mariae Virginis (Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary), which is a kind of "mini" Divine Office that you can pray throughout the day. It comes in a small book that you can easily keep with you throughout the day. If you can't pray the whole "Little Office," pray parts of it as your time and circumstances allow. There are versions that have Latin and English on facing pages. If you can pray the Little Office in the Church's sacred Latin language, as recommended by many Saints, so much the better; otherwise, a vernacular will do.

Here are some other devotional practices that you might not have thought of:

  1. Sing your Catholic Faith. St. Paul recommends "hymns, songs, and spiritual canticles" (Colossians 3:16/DRV). St. Augustine of Canterbury teaches that when you sing prayers, you pray twice. There are many beautiful hymns of the Church that Traditional Catholics should know. Examples are St. Thomas Aquinas's "Adoro Te, Devote," the "Stabat Mater" (particularly appropriate for Lent), and the ancient and most-highly-indulgenced "Ave Maris Stella."
  2. Review your Traditional Catholic catechism in order that you will the more understand and treasure your Catholic Faith.
  3. Study the lives of a Saint: your Baptismal or Confirmation Saint, one of the great Martyrs of the early Church, or a Saint who lived in a similar state of life to your own.
  4. Study the history of the Catholic Church. Most Catholics are embarrassingly ignorant of the great Church of which they claim to be a member.

There are many more suggestions contained in FAQ5: What Traditional Catholic Resources Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department, available from the TRADITIO Network's main menu (www.traditio.com). Be sure to read carefully the General Warning at the top of that file for the kind of books to avoid.


March 20, 2024 - Ferial Day of Passiontide

Newchurch's Annual Collection for Palestine and Other Islamic Nations Is Tanking
Donations Plummeted 25 per Cent from 2022 to 2023, as even the Newchurchers Smell the Rat

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Islamic Flag

Newvatican Has Revealed
That It Is Raising Funds
For the Islamic World
Under the Banner of a "Holy Land" Collection
Many of These Countries Are Hostile
To Christian Civilization
Even Newchurchers Are Beginning to Smell the Rat
The Collection Plummeted
By 25 per Cent from 2022 to 2023

While Newchurch sites and programmes are being shut down right and left in Europe and the Americas, it turns out that Newvatican has been supporting Islamic regimes, several of which have been warring against Christian Civilization. But even the Newchurchers are beginning to smell the rat. Under the monicker of contributions to the Holy Land, Newchurch has been raising funds for Jerusalem, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Turkey, Iran and Iraq. Most of these countries are openly hostile to Christian Civilization.

On March 8, 2024, Newvatican's Dicastery for the Eastern Church reported that it had collected over 7,000,000 USD in 2023 for these countries, but that that number was down over 25 per cent from the over 9,000,000 USD collected in 2022.

Much of the annual Pro Terra Sancta "Collection for Christians in the Holy Land," as the Newvatican report itself admits, goes to non-Christians, in fact to Islamists. As just one example from the report, Newvatican spends over half a million dollars to Bethlehem University to train Palestinean Muslims and spends over one million dollars on a "Secretariat of Solidarity" with Islamists. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Vatican Press Office.]

Traditional Catholics, does Newvatican ever take a collection to replace the funds it has embezzled and to pay reparations to the children raped, sodomized, and otherwise sexually assault in Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust? Is Newvatican politically enmeshed with hostile Islamic nations in the Middle East? An Italian Newdiocese, just one of many, has "instructed" its presbyters to participate during Ramadan in Islamic rituals on the authority of Francis-Bergoglio's directives on "interreligious dialogue." One can only wonder how deeply embedded Newvatican is in what Pope Pius XI called the "darkness of Islamism."


MARCH 19, 2024 - ST. JOSEPH, SPOUSE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, CONFESSOR
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE FIRST CLASS

Bankrupt Buffalo Newdiocese Sells off Its Headquarters for 10,000,000 USD
To Pay off the Child Victims of Its Presbyters' Paedophile Sex Crimes

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Buffalo Newchurch Headquarters

The Newdiocese of Buffalo, New York
Is Losing Its Headquarters Complex in Bankruptcy
In Judgments for 900 Paedophile Sex Crimes
Perpetrated by Its Paedophile Presbyters
The Headquarters Will Net the Victims 10,000,000 USD
With Another 90,000,000 USD Yet to Be Paid
Buffalo Is Just One of 36 Newdioceses
One-fifth of All U.S. Newdioceses Bankrupted
By Presbyters' Sex Crimes against Children

On March 13, 2024, the Newchurch diocese of Buffalo, New York, announced that, having declared bankruptcy in 2020, it is now being forced to sell off its headquarters complex for 10,000,000 USD to pay off the victims of its presbyters' 900 (and still counting) paedophile sex crimes. Its staff has been reduced by two-thirds from 290 in 1985 to 88.

The almost 9,000 square-meter complex includes an additional two-story building, an adjacent garage structure, and three parking lots. The Newdiocese is also being forced to sell off its Christ the King Newseminary property. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency]

Traditional Catholics, this is just the beginning. The Buffalo Newdiocese needs to cough up ten times the amount of its headquarters to pay judgments to its child victims. 36 Newchurch dioceses in the United States have gone into bankruptcy, about one out of every five. Meanwhile, in Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, Paul VI-Montini, JPII-Wojtyla, Benedict-Ratzinger, and Francis-Bergoglio let their Newcardinal, Newbishop, and presbyter criminals off with barely a slap on the hand. In justice, the apostate Newchurch should be dismantled.


March 18, 2024 - St. Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor of the Church
Double Feast

The Pope Has Terminated Relations with (New)pope Francis-Bergoglio
Pope Theodore II Has Condemned Newpope Francis-Bergoglio's "Blessings" of Homosexual "Couples" as Uncatholic

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Francis-Bergoglio & Theodore II

Pope, Theodore II (Right)
Has Now Terminated Relations
With Newpope Francis-Bergoglio
Of the Newchurch of the New Order
The Ancient Coptic Orthodox Leader
Is Traditionally Accorded the Title "Pope"
While the Newpopes of Rome
Since Founding of the Apostate Newchurch
In 1964 after the Vatican II Anti-council
Are Apostates from the Catholic Faith
The Pope Has Condemned Bergoglio
For His Anti-Catholic Encouragement
Of "Blessings" of "Homosexual Couples"
In His Decree "Fiducia Supplicans"

On March 11, 2024, the Pope terminated relations with Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, condemning Bergoglio's "homosexual blessings" as uncatholic. Pope Theodore II of Alexandria, Patriarch of the ancient Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, who traditionally bears the title Pope, has condemned as uncatholic Bergoglio's decree "Fiducia supplicans" of December 18, 2023, essentially encouraging the "blessing" of "homosexual couples."

In issuing his condemnation, the Pope was speaking for the unanimous opinion of all Oriental Orthodox Churches. The Pope's condemnation has been described as indicating an "oecumenical collapse," as the dialogue had been ongoing for twenty years under the Newchurch regimes of Benedict-Ratzinger and Francis-Bergoglio In fact, dialogue with the Orthodox are at the top of Bergoglio's priority list, but already the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Cyril, head of the largest branch of Eastern Orthodoxy, has publicly rejected any meeting with Bergoglio. Contrary to Bergoglio's apostate statements, the Pope stated decisively and clearly the Catholic position that Bergoglio rejects:

The Coptic Orthodox Church affirms its firm position of rejecting all forms of homosexual relationships, because they violate the Holy Bible and the law by which God created man as male and female, and the Church considers any blessing of such relations, whatever its type, to be a blessing for sin, and this is unacceptable." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]

Traditional Catholics, the apostate Francis-Bergoglio, Newpope of the Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly NOT the Catholic Church, has already approved "gay marriage" under the rubric of "civil unions" and has essentially given his imprimatur to "transsexuals," recognizing them with a weekly meeting in conjunction with his Angelus. He refuses condemn sodomy, traditionally one of the traditional Four Sins that Cry out to God for Retribution, claiming "Who am I to judge?"


March 17, 2024 - Passion Sunday
Semidouble Sunday of the First Class

New York Newcardinal Shelters His Presbyter Convicted of Stealing 270,000 USD
From His Own Newparish, and Allow Him to Remain a Presbyter "in Good Standing"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Timothy Dolan

Timothy Dolan, Newcardinal of New York
Dubbed the "Laughing Cow"
Has Allowed His Presbyter
Convicted of Grand Larceny of Church Funds
From His Own Newparish
To Remain "in Good Standing"
The Presbyter Used the Stolen 800,000 USD
To Buy 50-60 Rolex Watches
Expensive Golfing Vacations
And Cosmetic Surgery

Rightly Our Lord call the High Priest and leaders of the Church of His day "speluncam latronum," a den of thieves (Luke 19:46). The same is true today, two millennia later, of the Newchurch of the New Order. Hardly a week goes by without a report of some Newpope, Newcardinal, Newbishop, or presbyter stealing large sums of money from collections and donations from their Newchurch followers. The latest scandal comes from the Newarchdiocese of New York, headed by Timothy "Laughing Cow" Dolan, who recently allowed the staging of a transsexual "funeral" in his St. Patrick's Newcathedral.

Presbyter Robert Henry, one of Dolan's presbyters, got away with stealing 270,000 USD from his Newparish. He was prosecuted by the secular authorities for grand larceny, but Newchurch has not taken any action in justice toward its own followers, who donated their hard-earned money to the Newchurch scam. Francis-Bergoglio and Dolan, by not punishing their criminal Newclergyman, have simply hoisted the white flag, surrendering to rampant theft and other corruption. Documented examples of fraud, theft, and embezzlement in Newchurch are on the rise in recent years. A recent study found that more than half of these cases showed that the criminal newclergy stole church funds "primarily to support a lavish lifestyle."

Theft in New York's Newchurch is hardly unknown. In 2008 presbyter John Woolsey, dubbed the "Rolex" presbyter, stole 800,000 USD from his Newparish and was returned to active duty in the Newarchdiocese. He used the stolen money to buy 50-60 Rolex watches, expensive golfing vacations, and cosmetic surgery. Newchurch, under Benedict-Ratzinger at the time, did nothing against Woolsey, who eventually enjoyed a nice retirement. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]

Traditional Catholics, the same leniency persists throughout Newchurch, in spite of public hand-writing by the Newpopes, which is offered merely for show, not corrective action. The same has been true in the cases of the hundreds of thousands of children raped, sodomized, and otherwise sexually assaulted by Newchurch clergy. In this case, presbyter Henry and his associates in the leadership of Newchurch have taken literally the title of the Newparish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and simply "helped" themselves to Newchurch money.


March 16, 2024 - Ferial Day of Lent

Newchurch Is Now Instructing Its Presbyters to Commit Mortal Sin on the Authority of Francis-Bergoglio
By Participating in Islamic Rituals During Ramadan

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Mecca

Newchurch Is Now "Instructing" Its Presbyters
To Participate in Islamic Rituals during Ramadan
Because Islam Is Defined as an Infidel Sect
To Do So Is a Grave Sin
Against the First Commandment of God
And against the Virtue of Faith
Yet Newchurch's Directives
On "Interreligious Dialogue"
Promote Islamism, Buddhism
And Other Anti-Catholic Sects

The Islamic period called Ramadan begins on March 10 and ends on April 8 in 2024. Islamism is categorized as an infidel sect, described in by Pope Pius XI in his Consecration to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, which is prayed annually on the Feast of Christ the King, as "tenebrae Islamismi" (the darkness of Islamism). To participate in such a non-Catholic, even anti-Catholic, religion is a Mortal Sin against the First Commandment of God and against the Virtue of Faith.

On February 8, 2024, the Newchurch diocese of Bergamo, Italy, famous for being the birthplace of John XXIII, has "instructed" its presbyters to participate during Ramadan in Islamic rituals on the authority of Francis-Bergoglio's directives on "interreligious dialogue." These directives were issued by presbyter Massimo Rizzi, Director of the Office for Interreligious Dialogue. Ironically, Mohammed taught that the highest form of service to Allah is combat against unbelievers. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic Herald.]

Traditional Catholics, the Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly NOT the Catholic Church, once again in 2024 is urging its followers to sin gravely by seeking out opportunities to participate in Ramadan observances. Ironically, the Mohammendans never tell their followers to seek out opportunities to convert to Catholicism.


March 15, 2024 - Ferial Day of Lent
Ides of March - Gaius Iulius Caesar, Summus Pontifex Romanus, Interfectus Est Idibus Martii XLIV A.C.

Even Newchurch Itself Has Had to Reject the Latest Fake Apparitions near Rome
Laypeople Are Becoming More Desperate to Justify Their Apostate Newchurch with Fabricated "Miracles and Apparitions"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Madonna di Trevignano

The "Madonna di Trevignano"
Which Was So Contrived
That even Newchurch Itself Had to Declare
It to Be a Fake
Newchurch Laypeople Are So Desperate
To Justify Their Apostate Newchurch
That They Have Concocted
A Series of "Miracles and Apparitions"
That Our Lord Himself Warned Against

Newchurch has been getting really desperate these days. So many people are leaving the sect certainly NOT the Catholic Church that some clueless laypeople have been trying to fill the gap by seeing contrived "miracles and apparitions." Many of these are falsely called "eucharistic miracles" -- an impossibility because Newchurch does not have an "eucharist," having rejected the valid Sacrament of Holy Orders in 1968 and the true Mass in 1969.

The latest "apparitions," in Trevignano, Italy, involving a so-called Madonna di Trevignano, are admitted by Newchurch itself to be fake, They are associated with the notorious Mejugorje, Yugoslavia, apparitions. Yet the desperate lay Newchurch "miracle makers" keep up the fabrications, "insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect" (Matthew 24:24/DRV), just as Our Lord predicted. The latest "apparitions" claim to weep blood and multipliy food. However, the "apparitions" contain "numerous theological errors." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]

Traditional Catholics, the Newchuch lay leaders behind this latest fraud ran into trouble also with local secular authorities, who, after an investigation, ordered the demolition of the chapel where the group was conducting its meetings. Our Lord Himself disparaged such shenanigans, which replace the true Catholic religion based on faith and reason. He chided the people, saying: "Unless you see signs and wonders, you believe not" (John 4:48/DRV).


March 14, 2024 - Ferial Day in Lent

A Reader Asks: "Is It True that a Newchurch Official Has Stated that the Neo-SSPX
Is Now 'Cooperating' with the New Order Sect?"

From: Catharine
SSPX

The Neo-SSPX
Refounded in 1992 from Archbishop Lefebvre's
Original, Traditional Society of St. Pius X
Seems to Be Changing Its Motto
From "Instaurare Omnia in Christo"
(Restoring All Things in Christ)
To "Instaurare Omnia in Novo Ordine"
(Restoring All Things in the New Order)
Recent Cooperation with the Anti-Catholic
New Order Sect Has Brought Increasing Charges
From both Within and Without the Neo-SSPX
That Some Neo-SSPX Functions May Now Be Invalid

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

I read that a Newchurch official stated that the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), or rather the Neo-SSPX, which was reorganized in 1992 by Bernie Fellay to be more amenable to joining the apostate Newchurch of the New Order, is no longer "in schism" from Newchurch, that in fact it is now "cooperating" with Newchurch. Is this true?

THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.

After the Archbishop's death in 1991, Bernie Fellay reorganized the originally traditional SSPX into a Neo-SSPX, which started to affiliate with the apostate Newchurch, and the situation became muddled. While Archbishop Lefebvre, the founder of the original, traditional SSPX, was alive, there was no doubt that SSPX Masses and Sacraments were valid. Most of the Neo-SSPX priests are still valid, but more recently there have been cases reported in which the Neo-SSPX is using invalid Novus Ordo personnel.

One must recognize the obvious fact that the Newchurch of the New Order is most certainly NOT the Catholic Church, any more than the Lutheran church is the Catholic Church. Newchurch does not have a valid Mass or Sacraments. It certainly does NOT have any of the four marks of the true Church of Christ: "one, holy, catholic, and apostolic."

The Neo-SSPX has been associating increasingly with the New Order sect since 2000 and in 2019 started using invalid New Order bishops for some functions. Reports of corruptions imported from the invalid New Order service (e.g., the use of unordained New Order presbyters, eucharistic ministresses, hosts from New Order services, and other corruptions have been reported from various sources). The Neo-SSPX is now a New Order-friendly organization, which is cooperating in certain New Order (Novus Ordo) functions, such as weddings and "reconciliation" (formerly Confession or the Sacrament of Penance).

Such cooperation with the anti-Catholic New Order sect is, of course, an abomination and has brought increasing charges both from within and without the Neo-SSPX that some Neo-SSPX functions may now be invalid.


March 13, 2024 - Ferial Day of Lent

March 7, 2024, Marks the 750th Anniversary of the Death of the Church's Universal Doctor
St. Thomas Aquinas, the Most Brilliant Theologian and Hymnodist of the Church

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
St. Thomas Aquinas

The Divine Office tells us that the Saint heard the voice of God
as he was intensely praying at Naples before the Crucifix:
"Bene scripsisti de me, Thoma; quam ergo mercedem accipies?"
[You have written well about me, Thomas. What reward, therefore, will you accept?]
To which the Saint replied:
"Non aliam, Domine, nisi teipsum."
[Nothing but Thee, O Lord.]
And God answered generously the prayer of the Angelic Doctor.

Seven hundred and fifty years ago, on March 7, 1274, the Universal Doctor of the Church passed on to his eternal reward. St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), the most brilliant theologian of the Church, saving perhaps St. Paul the Apostle and St. Augustine of Hippo, to whom St. Thomas often deferred, wrote numerous works of apologetics, theology, philosophy, and homiletics. He knew the Sacred Scripture by heart, as well as many of the works of the Church Fathers.

His masterwork, the Summa Theologica, or Summary of Theology, in three books totaling thousands of pages, answers every question one could have about the Faith, in which he quoted Scripture and dozens of Fathers of the Church to substantiate his conclusions. In addition, the Dominican theologian wrote some of the most beautiful chant for the Mass ever composed, such as the Eucharistic hymn, Adoro Te Devote. He accomplished his divine task in just 48 years of life.

History has preserved two relics purporting to be the skull that contained that amazing brain. One is housed in France, the other in Italy. The Italian relic was discovered at the Dominican abbey of Fossanova in 1585 with authenticating documents, where Aquinas spent the last days of his life. He seems to have received his inspiration directly from God. When celebrating Holy Mass three months before his death, he received an intense revelation, after which he stated: "The end of my labors has come. All that I have written appears to be as so much straw after the things that have been revealed to me." Thereafter he never wrote another word.


March 12, 2024 - St. Gregory the Great, Pope, Confessor & Doctor of the Church

Four of Francis-Bergoglio's Newchurch Cardinals Charged with Sex Crimes
One Is an Intimate of Francis-Bergoglio, Serving on His Executive Committee to Run Newchurch

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Gerard Lacroix & Francis-Bergoglio

Francis-Bergoglio Schmoozes
With the Latest of His Newcardinals
To Be Charged with Sex Crimes
Gerald Lacroix, a Member of Bergoglio's
Executive Committee to Run Newchurch
Bergoglio Has Racked up a Quite a Record
Appointing Four Paedophile Newcardinals
Who Hail from Canada, France, and the U.S.

If it doesn't rain, it pours. This maxim is certainly true of the Newchurch of the New Order when it comes to the criminality of its leaders, even Newcardinals. Four of Francis-Bergoglio's Newcardinals have been charged with sexual assaults, mostly against children.

#1. NEWCARDINAL GERALD LACROIX, of Quebec, Canada, was charged on January 25, 2024, with sexually assaulting a girl. A spokesman for the Newarchdiocese, upon hearing the news, admitted to being "in shock." The Newarchdiocese is facing a class-action suit because of its clergy's rampant sex crimes. The victims' attorney predicts that more child victims will come forth to join the suit against Newchurch. That suit already includes almost 200 child victims assaulted by more than 100 presbyters in Quebec. Lacroix is an intimate of Francis-Bergoglio, who appointed him shortly after becoming Newpope. He serves on Bergoglio's Executive Committee to run Newchurch.

#2. NEWCARDINAL MARC OUELLET, also of Quebec, was charged with sexually assaulting a female intern. He finally gave up and abdicated in January 2023 from his position at the Newvatican.

#3. NEWCARDINAL JEAN-PIERRE RICARD, of Bordeaux, France, was caught sexually assaulting a girl.

#4. NEWCARDINAL THEODORE MCCARRICK, of Washington, D.C., was charged with sexually assaulting children and young Newseminarians. For years after the charges he maintained his position because he was an effective fundraiser for Bergoglio. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Agence France-Presse.]

Traditional Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio's "Zero Toleration Policy" toward paedophile crimes on the part of his Newclergy has become a joke around the world. Not only does he appoint paedophiles, but even when they are exposed, he lets them off. His Child Protection Commission has been exposed as mere window-dressing. Other than putting up a web site, the Commission has not been given authority by Bergoglio to do anything. Most of the Commission members quit very publicly in a scandal in October 2023, when they learned that Newjesuit presbyter Marko Rupnik, who had been once excommunicated for the very grave sin of solicitation in the confessional and for sex crimes against Newchuch "nuns," and had been permanently expelled in July 2023, had in fact thereafter been received as an active presbyter for the Newdiocese of Koper, Slovenia.


March 11, 2024 - Ferial Day of Lent

A Reader Asks: "Isn't It Clear from Catholic Theology
That 'Gay' Blessings Are Tantamount to Sacrilege?"

From: Christopher
'Gay' Blessing

A Newchurch Presbyter "Blesses"
A Lesbian "Couple" with the Global Permission
Of Francis-Bergoglio
The Maelstrom of Controversy in Newchurch
Is All just the Usual Newchurch Politics
The Newchurch of the New Order
Is Most Certainly NOT the Catholic Church
The Question Wouldn't even Arise
With a Traditional Catholic Priest

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

The recent scandal created by Francis-Bergoglio's approval of purported blessings for homosexual and transsexual "couples" has sparked a maelstrom of controversy in Newchurch. Isn't it clear from Catholic theology that such blessings are sacrilege, for how could one ask God to bless those obstinately persisting in sin and vice? The same would apply, as the Epistle of St. Paul to the Ephesians makes very clear, to heterosexual "couples" (fornicators).

THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.

Of course. This controversy all just the usual Newchurch politics. It has nothing to do with the Catholic Church. The question wouldn't even arise with a Traditional Catholic priest. Remember, the Newchurch of the New Order, which replaced the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church in 1964 at the Vatican II Anti-council is most certainly NOT the Catholic Church, but is now like. e.g., the Lutheran sect. Newchurch and its officials are no more to be believed than Lutheran bishops and ministers.

The true Catholic Faith is being maintained now by Traditional Catholic priests at churches, chapels, and oratories around the world not associated with the pretender anti-Catholic Newchurch, which has no true priests or bishops/popes, and rejects Catholic doctrine and morality. Newchurch lacks all four of the dogmatic marks of the true Catholic Church: one, holy, catholic, and apostolic and thus in no way can be the Catholic Church.


March 10, 2024 - Fourth Sunday of Lent - "Laetare" Sunday
Semidouble Sunday of the First Class

Italian Newchurchers Are Spurning the Newchurch of the New Order
And Reverting to Worship of the Ancient Roman Gods

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
CAPTION

SPQR and the Chrismon of Christianity
Because the Newchurch and the Newpopes
Have So Betrayed the Traditional Catholic Faith
That a Number of Modern Romans and Italians
Are Rejecting Them and Reverting
To the Original Faith of the Ancient Roman Gods
Who Represent a Traditional Roman Spirituality

Newchurch and its Newpopes, Francis-Bergoglio, Benedict-Ratzinger, JPII-Wojtyla, and Paul VI-Montini, have so betrayed the Roman Catholic Faith with their embrace of unRoman doctrine, morals, and worship, that a number of modern Romans and also Italians, are rejecting them and reverting to their original faith, that of the ancient Roman gods, who represent a traditional Roman spirituality.

The movement is called Via Romana ad Deos (Roman Road to the Gods). It returns to the ancient Roman religion that never really died out after the Edict "Cunctos populos" of the Roman Theodosius I the Great in 380, which made Christianity the official religion of the Roman empire. In 391 Theodosius closed all non-Christian churches. In 392 he forbade pagan worship and sacrifices. Yet the ancient Roman religion continued to be practiced in rural Italy and in upper-class Italian culture. Italian poets like Dante Alighieri in his Divina Comedia kept alive the memory of the ancient Roman religion. Many Roman gods were masked in Catholic guise, such as certain Madonnas.

Communitas Populi Romani is a leading association to promote "the same spiritual and cultural values as the ancient religion of Rome." In a practice that mimics Catholicism, members set up a space in their home dedicated to the ancient Roman gods. On February 10, 2024, Communitas Populi Romani met near the ancient Forum Romanum to venerate the deities Jupiter, Juno, and Apollo. Some of the Communitas members used to be Newchurchers, but they have abandoned the Newchurch of the New Order and reverted to their ancient Roman religion, which emphasizes duty to the divine, harmony, and the virtues of fidelity. piety, and religion, religion in this sense denoting correct execution of the rites of worship. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic Herald.]

Traditional Catholics, the significant number of former Newchurchers reverting to the ancient Roman religion indicates the catastrophic collapse of Newchurch and the increasing number of former Newchurchers who seek traditional worship and values, not the Modernist ones being shoveled out by Newchurch of the New Order. As a result, recent statistics confirm that Newchurch no longer dominates Italy.


March 9, 2024 - St. Frances of Rome, Widow
Double Feast

Well-known Neocon Lay Internet Site Shuts Down
In Brouhaha with a Presbyter of the Newchurch of the New Order

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Church Militant

Church Militant, a Neocon Lay-run Site
Has Shut down in a Brouhaha
With a Presbyter of the Newchurch of the New Order
Internet Sites Must Be Used with Great Care
Sites Associated with Newchurch
Whether Run by Presbyters or Laymen
Should Be Shunned
As Should Those Purporting to Be "Traditional"
Run by Laymen with Little Knowledge
Of the True Catholic Faith
Who Have Popped up Like Fleas on the Internet

The internet can be useful, but in religious matters it must be used with great care. First of all, sites associated with the Newchurch of the New Order, whether run by presbyters or laymen, should be shunned. They are filled with heretical information to mislead the faithful. Second, sites purporting to be "traditional" run by laymen with little knowledge of the true Catholic Faith, have popped up like fleas on the internet. As the Scripture (Matthew 15:14/DRV) warns us: "Caeci sunt duces caecorum" (They are blind and leaders of the blind).

Add to this the video sites like those on YouTube, where the layman appears with a big microphone jammed down his throat and pontificates on religious matters of which he is ignorant. One telltale sign is the use of Latin terms thrown in that are mispronounced, e.g., "ex caTHEdra" instead of "ex CATHedra." One of the biggest of these is Church Militant, which purports to be "conservative," if not "traditional," which has gone bankrupt in a brouhaha with a presbyter of the Newchurch of the New Order. It will cease operations by the end of April 2024. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by National Catholic Register.]

Traditional Catholics, be sure to stay with proven traditional resources. As to books and the like, it is safest to rely on works that were published before 1950, except in the case of later authors who are explicitly proven traditional. In cases of unknown authors, consult your Traditional Catholic priest or confessor for guidance. Many books written after those years are infected with the errors of Modernism or of papolatry (idolatry pertaining to the pope, contrary to the Roman Catholic dogma of Vatican I Council) and should be studiously avoided by traditional Catholics, as they contain particularly gross errors and even deliberate disinformation.

THREE WORDS TO BEWARE OF: "NEW," "REVISED," "REPRINTED." "New" represents a product associated with the heretical Newchurch (think of "New" Mess, "New" Sacraments, "New" Doctrine, "New" Morality, "New" Bible, "New" Catechism, "New" Canon Law). Also, one must be careful of books originally published before the heretical Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), but "reprinted" afterwards. Unless these are photographic reproductions of pre-Vatican II works, they are not faithful reprints, but newly re-typeset editions "revised" to Newchurch specifications. Yet most editors do not clearly mark these editions as such.

THAT IS WHY WE GIVE A PRUDENT RULE OF THUMB: If a book is "reprinted," it can be "revised" or "updated" to heretical post-Conciliar practices and beliefs. Sometimes you can discover this information on the reverse title page or in a new preface or in the end-matter. Many times you can't, because the Novus Ordo and even "pseudo-traditional" presses don't want you to know that they have tampered with the original, traditional text. When these books are re-titled with Novus Ordo terminology, such as "Extraordinary Rite" or "Mass of 1962," you can be certain that the content has been "revised" to post-Vatican II heretical standards.

For example, Canon Francis Ripley's This is the Faith: A Complete Explanation of the Catholic Faith was originally published in 1951. However, it was "reprinted" with the text being changed to "update" it to practices and beliefs after Vatican II. This is also the case with many post-Conciliar editions of the Baltimore Catechism, the Catechism of Pope Pius X, and other original, traditional books. Avoid "reprints" and instead secure used copies of versions published before 1950.


March 8, 2024 - St. John of God, Confessor
Double Feast

A Reader Asks: "Why Has a Well-known Traditional (?) Catholic Bishop
Been Scandalizing True Traditional Catholics by Pandering to the 'Sacraments' of the New Order Sect"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Traditional Bishop?

Our Reader Quotes
A Well-known Traditional (?) Catholic Bishop
After Thirty Years He Can't Seem to Decide
Whether to Take Novus Ordo "Communion"
He Seems Ignorant of the Catholic Doctrine
That the Sacraments Must Be Morally Certain
By the Principle of Pope Leo XIII
Against the Validity of Anglican Orders
There Can Be No Doubt
That a Traditional Catholic
Can Have Nothing to Do
With the Invalid (Fake)
Newchurch "Sacraments"

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

A well-known traditional (?) Catholic bishop has been scandalizing true Traditional Catholics by suddenly pandering to the "sacraments" of the New Order (Novus Ordo) sect, aka the Newchurch of the New Order. In his most recent writing he answers the question "What about receiving hosts supposedly consecrated at Novus Ordo Masses (sic)?" by stating: "Perhaps best avoid them, because they can be invalid, and with time may be more and more so. However, in case of need you can receive such hosts, because they may also be valid." Doesn't that answer flatly contradict Catholic doctrine?

THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.

That statement most certainly does contradict Catholic doctrine. The Sacraments must be certain. There cannot be any moral doubt, or a Catholic is obliged under pain of idolatry, a grave sin against the First Commandment of God, to shun the fakery like the Devil. The idea that a Catholic could receive a doubtful "sacrament" is unconscionable.

There are certainly examples of this doctrine in the history of the Church. After the Church In England revolted and adopted a Protestant Ordinal in 1550, written by the Arch-heretic Thomas Cranmer, the Catholic Church was split. Some Catholics, even some prelates, considered Anglican ordinations valid; most did not. In this situation of doubt, the Catholic Church never allowed Catholics to receive "sacraments" from Anglican presbyter/ministers. The Catholic Church never said "perhaps." No, in the case of moral doubt, a Catholic is strictly bound to shun such spurious "sacraments" entirely.

In 1896 Pope Leo XIII settled the issue once and for all when he declared in his 1896 Papal Bull "Apostolicae curae" that all Anglican orders had been and are "absolutely null and utterly void" because the Anglican Ordinal is deficient in intention and form, not intending to ordain a sacrificing priesthood, but merely to install ministers to an ecclesiastical institution that was not Catholic in belief. For further information on this topic, click on CURAE.TXT: Apostolic Letter Apostolicae Curae [On Anglican Ordinations], Given by His Holiness Pope Leo XIII in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department.

What Pope Leo XIII decreed about the Anglicans is a fortiori, i.e., even more, true of the Novus Ordo sect, the Newchurch of the New Order, or whatever you want to call it. That Newchurch, founded in 1964 at the Vatican II Anti-council, eventually rejected, in its official writings, the traditional term "ordination" and uses instead "installation," as of a Protestant minister. It rejected the term "priest" and uses instead "presbyter," an ambiguous term, essentially meaning "elder," much as the Mormons use the term "elder" for their clergy.

Therefore, it is unconscionable that any true Catholic, let alone a supposed traditional Catholic bishop of over thirty years, would ever speak of a sacrament as "perhaps." If it isn't clear to this bishop by now that Newchurch stopped ordaining priests in 1968 and does not have the Sacraments any more than the Protestants do, he may as well go back to the Anglican sect from which he came.


March 7, 2024 - St. Thomas Aquinas, Confessor & Doctor of the Church
Double Feast

FSSP Leader Plays the Sycophant to Francis-Bergoglio, but It's No Use
Newrome Is Roiling with Rumors that the FSSP Will Be Curtailed

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Bergoglio-FSSP Meeting

The Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) Superior General
In a Panic Called for a Meeting with Francis-Bergoglio
On the Future of the New Latin Mass Society
That Is Hanging by a Thread
According to Reports from Newrome
The FSSP's Usefulness to Newchurch
As a Duplicitous Lead-up to the Full-blown
New Order Mess Has Ceased
And Its End Is in Sight

Benedict-Ratzinger said it. Francis-Bergoglio said it. The Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP)'s end is coming. We TRADITIO Fathers predicted that way back in 1988, when JPII-Wojtyla, in a panic that a schism of traditional Catholics from Newchurch was going to be accelerated because of traditional Archbishop Lefebvre's consecration in that year of four traditional bishops, recognized the FSSP on a provisional basis in a desperate effort to keep conservative Newchurchers from leaving Newchurch to go to Traditional Catholic churches, chapels, and oratories independent of the Newchurch of the New Order.

On February 29, 2024, FSSP Superior General Andrzej Komorowski met with Francis-Bergoglio at the request of Komorowski in order that the FSSP could "showcase deep gratitude to the Holy [Sic] Father." The real reason for the meeting was that the FSSP is trembling with the rumors going around Newrome that the FSSP will next be on Bergoglio's chopping block. Already the FSSP is hanging by a thread, its existence now relying on a mere "Decretum" of February 11, 2022, which contained the following timebomb:

Sanctus Pater etiam suadet ut sedulo cogitetur, quantum fieri potest, de statutis in litteris apostolicis motu proprio datis "Traditionis Custodes" [07/16/2021].
The Holy [Sic] Father also admonishes that zealous attention be paid, as far as possible, to the provisions of the Apostolic Letter given motu proprio, "Traditionis custodes" (July 16, 2021).

Inside reports from the meeting indicate that Komorowski complained to Bergoglio of the "difficulties encountered" since his decree. Afterwards Komorowski called the meeting "cordial," a de rigeur common diplomatic euphemism -- what else could he do? -- but no assurances were published by Newvatican itself. The FSSP's continued existence was left as murky as when Komorowski, in a panic, called for the meeting in the first place. Bergoglio can change course at the drop of a hat, and the FSSP could be sharply curtailed at any time. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]

Already a secret memorandum has been leaked from the meeting, which the FSSP deliberately omitted from its own summary, that Bergoglio has confirmed what JPII-Wojtyla and Benedict-Ratzinger had already de facto required as a badge of capitulation to the New Order, that FSSP presbyters annually "concelebrate" the Novus Ordo "Chrism Mess" with their diocesan Novus Ordo bishops on Maundy Thursday. Concelebration, when hordes of presbyters simulate Mess together, sacrilegiously violates traditional Catholic practice for two millennia and is in fact a Protestant practice. The "Chrism Mess" is not a Catholic traditional Mass, but was fabricated by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini and implemented in 1956 in the transition to the "New Mess."

Traditional Catholics, in "Traditionis custodes" Bergoglio has already closed the New Latin Mess at FSSP priories only to its clergy and house staff. "Traditionis custodes" was the July 16, 2021, motu proprio that all but banned throughout the world the New Latin Mess of 1962, which in fact is not even the Traditional Latin Mass. Obviously, the word has gotten out: the FSSP's usefulness to Newchurch as a duplicitous lead-up to the full-blown New Order Mess has ceased, and its end is now in sight.


March 6, 2024 - Sts. Perpetua & Felicitas, Martyrs
Double Feast

A Reader Asks: "Does the Newchurch Laity Get only the Church Leaders They Deserve?
Should We Be at All Surprised at the Outright Apostasy of the Newpopes?"

From: Charles
Clueless Laity

Newchurch's Laity Is Clueless
Particularly the Neocon
And Pseudo-traditionalist Newchurchers
Who Pander to a New Order Religion
That They Must Know Is NOT Catholic
They Should Not Be Surprised
By the Current Crisis in the Church
The Lay People Get the Church Leaders
They Deserve -- Apostates No Better than Luther

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

A Traditional Catholic priest recently told me that the laity should not be surprised by the current crisis in the Church. He said that the lay people get only the church leaders they deserve. When you have lay people in mortal sin without sanctifying grace, when you have most lay people not believing in the Sacraments, when the lay people themselves don't raise their children in the true Church, what kind of leaders do they expect?

He then said the clergy come from lay people to begin with, so, given the state of the laity, should we be at all surprised by the outright apostasy of Montini (aka Paul VI), Wojtyla (aka JPII), Ratzinger (aka Benedict), and Bergoglio (aka Francis), who represent the apostate Newchurch of the New Order?

THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.

In fact, the problems that the priest describes are not those of the Catholic Church, but of the Newchurch of the New Order, founded in 1964 at the Vatican II Anti-council to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church. Newchurch is most certainly NOT the Catholic Church. It is substantially no different from the Church that the Arch-heretic Martin Luther set up to replace the Catholic Church. It is bereft of the Mass, the Sacraments, and grace.

Yet the Newchurch laity, particularly the Neocon/Pseudo-traditionalists, continue to pander to this spurious Newchurch's corrupted Mess and "sacraments," its perverted doctrine and morals, and its unordained (invalid) clergy. They should have walked out of Newchurch long ago and found truly Catholic churches, chapels, and oratories not associated with Newchurch in order to preserve the true Catholic Faith. But they are too cowardly to do that, just as Pope St. Pius X predicted at the turn of the twentieth century.

Instead, the Neocon/Pseudo-traditionalist Newchurchers are like drug addicts: they can't kick the Newchurch habit, even though they must know that Newchurch is not Catholic, but blasphemous, sacrilegious, and idolatrous. They should have followed the example of the great Saints, like St. Augustine of Hippo, St. Basil the Great of Caesarea, St. Athanasius of Alexandria, St. Martin of Tours, and so many others over the centuries, who refused to have anything to do with an apostate Church.


March 5, 2024 - Ferial Day of Lent

Newchurch Schools in the Newdiocese of Oakland Are Being Shuttered
Because of a "Drastic Decrease in Enrollment" and Human-trafficking

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Christ the Extraterrestrial

Oakland's Newchurch Cathedral
Of Christ "the Extraterrestrial"
Looking Like a Fat E.T.
Against Its Promises
The Newdiocese Robbed the School Fund
To the Tune of 200,000,000 USD
To Pay for the Monstrosity
Newchurch Schools Are Being Shuttered
Because there Is No Money Left
To Run and Secure Them
Fortunately, Nothing Has Been Lost
Because Newschools since 1964
Stopped Teaching Catholicism

On February 27, 2024, the Newdiocese of Oakland, California, announced that it was shuttering two Newchurch schools because of a "drastic decrease in enrollment"; near bankruptcy; human-trafficking, prostitution, and pimping; and financial mismanagement by the Newdiocese. St. Anthony Newchurch School in Oakland and Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Fremont will exist no more as of June 6, becoming the latest victims of Newchurch's continuing demise.

Oakland had already come under virulent criticism because Newbishop Allen Vigneron (later shuffled off to Detroit, Michigan), contrary to the promise that he had made, pillaged the Newchurch school funds to build in 2008 the Newcathedral of Christ the Light, known as Christ "the Extraterrestrial," because of the ghastly image of Christ looking like a fat E.T. above its eucharistic dinner table. The schools suffered to the tune of almost 200,000,000 USD to build the monstrosity, which Vigneron had promised would never be built at all. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]

Traditional Catholics, not only Newchurch parishes but Newchurch schools are being shuttered right and left, largely because parents don't want to send their children to a school where they are not unlikely to be raped, sodomized, and otherwise sexually assaulted. Moreover, the children will not be taught the Catholic Faith, but the paganized apostasy of the Newchurch of the New Order, with its fake Mess, its fake sacraments, its anti-Catholic doctrines and morality, and its fake presbyters, who have not even been ordained under the Sacrament of Holy Orders, but since 1968 merely "installed," like Protestant ministers. These schools will not be missed by true Catholics.


March 4, 2024 - St. Casimir, Confessor
Semidouble Feast

Augustus Pontifex Maximus Nominatus Est XII A.C.
Augustus Named High Priest (of Rome), 12 B.C.

A Readers Asks: Is Participating in Boxing Sinful
Under Catholic Moral Theology?

From: Barbara
Professional Boxing Death

There Have Been More than 100 Deaths in Professional Boxing
Which Is Immoral under Catholic Theology
Whereas Safe, Recreational Boxing Can Be Permitted
Catholic Moral Theology Judges the Ends of Acts
If the Goal Is, as in Professional Boxing
Harming the Opponent, It Is Immoral
If the Goal is Recreational and for Exercise
With Proper Safety Precautions
Boxing Can Be Moral, Like Fencing

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

In Catholic moral theology, is participating in boxing sinful?

THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.

When engaged in for recreational purposes, with proper protective gear and with the goal being exercise, it is not sinful. However, where the goal is essentially harming the opponent and beating him into submission, with the very real possibility of doing serious physical harm, as in professional boxing, the activity is sinful. Hundreds of competitors have died as a result of professional competitions. You can consider the moral situation with boxing being like that of fencing. In recreational fencing the participants wear protective gear and are not intending to stab the opponent to death.


March 3, 2024 - Third Sunday of Lent
Semidouble Sunday of the Second Class

England Cancels New Latin 1962 Holy Week Services
The Fully-traditional Holy Week Services Are Available only at Independent Traditional Catholic Sites

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
New Holy Week Traditional Holy Week

Left: The Fraudulent Service
That Neocon/Pseudo-traditionalist Newchurchers
Will See This Holy Week
Right: The Fully-traditional Holy Week Service
Even the Corrupted New 1962 Rites
Have Been Banned by Benedict-Ratzinger
And Francis-Bergoglio
Only Traditional Catholic Churches
Chapels, and Oratories
Independent of the Apostate Newchurch
Will Celebrate the Roman Catholic Rites
That Originate from Apostolic Times

Newchurch is tightening the noose around New Latin Holy Week Services, that is, the corrupted 1962 version that was the lead-up to the invalid (fake) New Order Mess of 1969, which the Newchurch of the New Order, most certainly NOT the Catholic Church, still uses. The 1962 version includes the sacrilegious and blasphemous gutting of the new rites of Holy Week introduced by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini under the regime of Pius XII, a transitional pope to the New Order.

Benedict-Ratzinger and Francis-Bergoglio actually prohibited the Holy Week services except in the invalid (fake) New Order rite of 1969, which, in their fully-traditional form, originate from the early Church, with part of the services even being celebrated in Biblical Greek. The only sites where the fully-traditional, ancient Roman Catholic rites of Holy Week (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday) are available are Traditional Catholic churches, chapels, and oratories independent of the apostate Newchurch of the New Order.

Following Ratzinger's and Bergoglio's directives, the Newcardinal-primate of England, Vincent Nichols, on February 17, 2024, banned in no uncertain terms the New Latin 1962 rites of Holy Week. Neocon/Pseudo-traditionalists Newchurchers were stunned by the news. They had for years been playing the sycophants to Bergoglio, Nichols, and other Newchurch officials hoping to keep their corrupt 1962 services, but now in their perfidy Newchurch has pulled out the rug from under them. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]

Traditional Catholics, New Latin Requiem Messes and Confirmations had already been banned. Francis-Bergoglio has decreed that the corrupted 1962 New Latin rites "impoverish" Newchurch. It is long past time that the clueless Neocon/Pseudo-traditionalist Newchurchers got the message and hightailed it out of the apostate Newchurch of the New Order to the many independent Traditional Catholic churches, chapels, and oratories, where the Catholic Faith is being preserved intact.


March 2, 2024 - Ferial Day of Lent

Brohaha on Atheist Transsexual's Funeral at St. Patrick's Newcathedral in New York
Continues Unabated as Newcardinal Dolan, Appointed by Benedict-Ratzinger, Justifies the Sacrilege and Blasphemy

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
CAPTION

Timothy "Laughing Cow" Dolan
Newcardinal of New York
Has Changed Professions
Now He Wants to Be a Major League
Baseball Pitcher
And Has Laid Aside His Novus Ordo Duds
Lately He Attempted to Justify the Funeral
That Took Place in His Newcathedral
For an Atheist Transsexual
With Signs around the Altar
Praising the "Woman" as a "Whore"

Timothy Dolan, appointed Newcardinal of New York by Benedict-Ratzinger, earned the sobriquet "Laughing Cow" because he treats everything that is supposed to be sacred as a joke. Dolan was never consecrated as a bishop, but only "installed" as a Newbishop-Overseer under the invalid (fake) Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968. The one thing Dolan isn't is a priest. Now Dolan has decided that he wants to be a professional baseball player. In February 2024 he denuded himself of his Newbishops' duds and donned a pitcher's uniform to prove the point.

In a radio interview Dolan even tried to justify the sacrilege and blasphemy in his St. Patrick's Newcathedral, as the atheist transsexual was lauded at her February 15, 2024, funeral there by signs around the Novus Ordo eucharistic dinner table reading "TRANSVISITE" and "WHORE." Like the infamous Newcardinal of Los Angeles, Roger Mahony, Dolan would not object to dancing Novus Ordo "nuns" on his "altar." Like all Modernist heretics, Dolan knows no bounds. None of this is, of course, Catholic.

Even Dolan's own Newcathedral rector, Enrique Salvo, couldn't stand Dolan's perversion. He called out the funeral as an "outrage and Dolan's statement to explain it as: "The Church has a sacred obligation to bury the dead." That statement is a lie. Catholic doctrine and canon law specifically deny Church burial to notorious persons, heretics and atheists, those who direct their body to be cremated, and a number of other blasphemous categories.

Trying to do damage control, Salvo indicated that Dolan had been played for the fool by the atheist transsexual's arrangers. Yet that too was a lie. The Washington Post revealed that Dolan & Co. had been given "ample warning" about the (in)famous atheist transsexual's identity. Dolan simply wanted to pander to Francis-Bergoglio's LGBTXXX agenda and didn't expect the continuing backlash. Dolan himself defended his inaction in the following words: "I say to the people, 'What are you all looking at Daddy here for?... I donít have much clout, some fat, Irish, balding bishop [sic], talking about defending the Church?... people are going to say ĎHo Hum!'" [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]

Traditional Catholics, the salient point about this sacrilege and blasphemy it that it would never have taken place in the Latin of a Traditional Mass. Use of vulgar tongues in the "liturgy" instead of the Roman Catholic Church's official Sacred Language was the battering-ram that allowed the Vatican II Anti-council and its bastard Newchurch of the New Order to take over the Catholic infrastructure and introduce the apostate New Order religion, what the Freemasons call the "Novus Ordo Seclorum."


March 1, 2024 - Ferial Day of Lent

Australian Prosecutors Arrest Francis-Bergoglio's Newchurch Bishop
In What Is Becoming a Common Occurrence, even Newbishops Are Involved in Paedophile Crimes

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Christopher Sanders & Aboriginal Boy

The Latest of Francis-Bergoglio's Newprelates
To Be Arrested on Sex-crime Charges against Children
Is Christopher Sanders, of Broome, Australia
Who Has Been Charged with Raping
And Otherwise Sexually Assaulting
Aboriginal Boys
Sanders Was also Charged
With Embezzling Newchurch Funds
To Support His Perversions

On February 21, 2024, Australian police arrested Newbishop Christopher Sanders, of Broome, Australia on more than 19 counts of sex crimes, including rape (sodomy) against children. In January and February 2024 Australian officials raided Sanders' residence and questioned him. Enough evidence was found to arrest Sanders. Even Newvatican found the Newbishop guilty, but did nothing except order him to leave the Newdiocese. Sanders did not leave or give up his Newbishopric.

Sanders had a particular affinity to Aboriginal children. He embezzled thousands of dollars of Newchurch funds over a period of decades, plying the boys with cash, cell phones, cigarettes, alcohol, and travel. Sanders also hosted sex orgies with the boys. A 200-page independent report was compiled and came into the hands of Australian media. According to the report Sanders was described as "a sexual predator who seeks to prey upon vulnerable Aboriginal men and boys." The embezzler also headed nine "Catholic charities" and presumably had control of the funds. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]

Traditional Catholics, Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust has exploded to the point that now not only presbyters but Newchurch bishops are involved. It seems that everyone from the Newpopes on down, including Newcardinals, Newarchbishops, Newbishops, presbyters, and deacons, as well as lay Newchurch officials, are involved in rampant sex crimes and embezzlement. What is astonishing is that any Newchurcher still darkens the door of Newchurches around the world.


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