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The TRADITIO Network has consistently reported since 2004 that Joseph Ratzinger never wanted to be pope. And now the man himself has confirmed the TRADITIO Network's report.
Three times Ratzinger asked JPII to let him retire. Three times JPII refused. By that time Ratzinger had had two strokes and one head trauma from a fall. It was clear to us that by the time the May 2004 papal election rolled around, Ratzinger had no interest in becoming pope, but, as with JPII, he just couldn't summon up the courage to say no.
On June 25, 2007, Newpope told employees of the Vatican Library and the Vatican Secret Archives that he had hoped to retire ten years ago, when he was 70, and spend the rest of his life studying, researching, and writing. He said that he wanted to be a scholar of ancient texts, not the pastor that he is now forced to be as pope. [Source: CNS]
As a result, the papacy of Benedict-Ratzinger has been pretty close to a joke. He prances around in Prada shoes and Santa-Claus hats. He has issued one encyclical, a ridiculous piece about "love." He devotes his Angelus messages to how to drive. Supposedly a skilled diplomat, he has made more silly mistakes than a neophyte diplomat would have, setting Mohammedans, Protestants, and Russian Orthodox against the self-proclaimed "Oecumenical Pope."
One must always be very careful not to give doctrinal weight to private revelations, visions, or apparitions. No matter how venerated one may happen to be, no true or false apparition can ever be part of the Catholic and Apostolic Deposit of Faith; thus, belief in it can never be a necessary part of the Faith. St. John of the Cross, perhaps the Church's greatest mystic, bespeaks the traditional teaching of the Church when he warned:
The desire for private revelations deprives faith of its purity, develops a dangerous curiosity that becomes a source of illusions, fills the mind with vain fancies, and often proves the want of humility and of submission to Our Lord, Who, through His public revelation, has given all that is needed for salvation. We must suspect those apparitions that lack dignity or proper reserve, and above all, those that are ridiculous. This last characteristic is a mark of human or diabolical machination. Stay away from visions, apparitions, and miracles as much as you can. Be careful of visions, even when they are authentic.
The case of Fatima is a case in point. In 1917, an apparition in Fatima, Portugal, was supposed to have stated: "In Portugal the dogma of the Faith will always be preserved." To some degree, that statement is reminiscent of the prophecy of the oracle at Delphi, which, the ancient Greek historian Herodotus tells us, in answer to the Lydian King Croesus' question, "Will I defeat the Persians?," the oracle responded: "Cross the river Halys, and you will destroy a great nation." Croesus crossed the Halys, but it was not he who destroyed a great nation, but the Persians!
Yet what is happening now in Fatima can hardly be said to preserve the dogma of the Faith. Portugal introduced a new law on June 21, 2007, that allows abortion up to the tenth week of pregnancy. The Portuguese parliament voted overwhelmingly in March 2007 to scrap previous tight restrictions on abortion, bringing Portugal more in line with most of its liberalistic European neighbors. Under the law women can obtain an abortion free at a public hospital or go to a licensed private clinic. Within two weeks of the procedure women must attend a family planning session where they will be informed about contraception methods. [Source: Associated Press]
For further information, see FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs & Traditional Apologetics) in the article "Private Revelations/Apparitions/Visions."
I wanted to pass on to you and your readers another growing debate inside the Society of St. Pius X that is broiling now in the heat of summer here in the Southern United States, where I reside. This imbroglio affects independent chapels that have operated for a long time on friendly terms with the SSPX as "affiliates" and have supported the SSPX financially. More and more of these affiliates are coming to the realization that Newchurch bishops have not been consecrated in the traditional manner. In fact, many now haven't even been ordained priests in the traditional manner. So the debate has heated up here.
Affiliates are expected to provide financial support to the SSPX for whatever fund-raisers (second and third collections) they send us. The SSPX is already hankering to take over our chapel when our independent priest dies. But the pushier the SSPX gets, the more the support for it crumbles. We know that the SSPX has agents at our chapel, who remove independent educational handouts in our vestibule that the SSPX doesn't like; lately there has been a lot of this.
In addition to these sneak attacks against non-SSPX chapels, if the SSPX follows the New Order canon law and accepts the Novus Ordo Ordinal for presbyters, what purpose does the SSPX have to exist any longer? Its usefulness to the Traditional Catholic Movement has run its course, as it is now only stifling real resistence to the New Order. Catholics were always famous for apologetics, open to answering all arguments and defending any criticism hurled at them. But we here are coming to see that the one thing the SSPX cannot take is a close examination of its various activities.
The Fathers Reply.
We knew that the SSPX "recognized" certain non-SSPX sites in a kind of affiliate status. The priests at these sites are required to go to the annual SSPX retreats for the same indoctrination that SSPX priests receive. What other requirements there are, we do not know. However, yours is the first report that such affiliates have to support any fund-raisers that the SSPX imposes upon them. At this time the SSPX's own traditional status in the traditional Catholic community at large and even amongst its own clergy and members is a topic of such controversy that it is hardly in a position to "recognize" anyone as traditional!
If this is the case, it would explain why the SSPX is so virulently hostile to other independent sites, who are able to provide Catholics with the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments without having to pay what amounts to extortion money for "recognition" by the SSPX. It would also explain why there are SSPX spies at your chapel are removing independent traditional pamphlets. Such intimidation and forced takeover by the SSPX of independent sites has been well known and well documented over the years.
For example, some years ago the SSPX perpetrated a takeover of an independent church in New Jersey by infiltrating the Board. This action resulted in the dissolution of the church and the Board's issuance of the famous "Blue Paper," which was circulated around the United States to warn other independent churches of the SSPX's predatory tactics in taking over independent churches. More recently, in 2004, there were reports that when Fr. Paul Wickens, of St. Anthony of Padua Chapel, was on his deathbed, the SSPX was trying to insinuate itself to get control of his church, although Fr. Wickens was not a member of the SSPX clergy and had shown no interested in any association with the SSPX.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is said to be eyeing conversion from Anglicanism to Newchurch since he has left the office that he has held for ten years, on June 27, 2007. He has for some time been attending a private Novus Ordo "golf" service on Saturday evenings with his Newchurch wife and four children, conducted by a Royal Air Force chaplain.
Some speculate that Blair was hesitant to convert to the New Order during his Prime Ministry because it was his constitutional duty effectively to appoint Anglican bishops, who are considered invalid heretics by the Catholic Church. Although the Anglican conflict will disappear when Blair is no longer Prime Minister, he has many other problems: he rejects Catholic moral teaching on abortion, stem-cell research, "gay" marriage, and other issues. His Newchurch wife advocates priestesses and a woman pope for Newchurch. [Source: AFP]
If he converts, Blair will be in good company. Newchurch accepts as "converts" many who reject Catholic doctrine and practice. In fact, many times Newchurch just tells non-Newchurchers not to bother: "we all worship the same god," they say. Newchurch conversions have dropped from 148,212 in 1960, before Vatican II, to 79,892 in 2002, a decline of two-thirds in just over forty years.
How old is the "Tridentine" Mass? It has been brought to my attention that Pope St. Pius V in 1570 canonized the "Tridentine" Mass. Was the "Tridentine" Mass the same or similar before the Council of Trent?
The Fathers Reply.
Actually, the term Tridentine is a misnomer. It is used by the New Order sect to imply that the Traditional Latin Mass of the Roman Catholic Church was composed at the Council of Trent under Pope St. Pius V. Such a statement is demonstrably false.
The Traditional Latin Mass in all its essentials was passed on by St. Peter, the first pope, to the Church. The Apostles themselves, according to St. Ambrose, worked at its elaboration. It reached its complete perfection with Popes St. Damasus (fourth century) and St. Gregory the Great (sixth century). As the great liturgical scholar, Fr. Adrian Fortescue, wrote, this Mass is "the most venerable in all Christendom, with a history of unbroken use far longer than that of any Eastern rite, there being no doubt that the essential parts of the Mass are of Apostolic origin." For further information, see The Traditional Roman Catholic Mass in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs & Traditional Apologetics).
The Mass before and after the Council of Trent was essentially the same. One can compare the Missals produced on the Gutenberg press in the mid 15th century, some one hundred years before the Council of Trent, with the Missal of 1570 issued just after the Council of Trent and find only trivial differences.
On the other hand, the New Order service of 1969, was based upon a Protestant model. Only about one-third of the Catholic Mass remains in it, and many of the omissions and changes made to produce the New Order service affect its essential nature and validity. It is not really a Mass at all, but a Protestantized memorial service. The Novus Ordo Missae of 1969 officially calls it a "meeting" (congregatio), the term the Protestants commonly use of their services.
It is true that the Traditional Latin Mass, the Roman Mass, the Mass of the Apostolic See, had always been the standard (canon in Greek). However, because of the errors of the Protestants that were spreading in the 16th century, the Council of Trent and Pope St. Pius V, to remove any doubt created by the Protestants, dogmatically confirmed that the Traditional Latin Mass was and would perpetually be the essentially Mass of the Roman Catholic Church (a few minority Eastern rites not withstanding).
For further information, see Bull Quo Primum with Commentary and the Decree De Defectibus [On Defects Occurring in the Celebration of Masses], Given by His Holiness Pope St. Pius V in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs & Traditional Apologetics).
No matter how much it tries to portray itself as a modern country, China is still "Red," that is, in the grips of atheistic communism. Its latest attack upon Catholicism is its announcement that it will dynamite to the ground the shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, including a statue of the Virgin over 100 years old with its 14 Stations of the Cross. The shrine has been designated by the Red Chinese government as "a place of illegal religious activity," as the shrine is the focus of a pilgrimage of some 50,000 each July 16, the feastday of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The pilgrimage has been completely banned, as well as any religious gathering or function being celebrated in the area.
The traditional shrine was built in 1903 by a priest from the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, Monsignor Stefano Scarsella, then Apostolic Vicar to Northern Henan Province. The shrine was dedicated to thank the Blessed Virgin for preserving Christians from the dangers of the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. The elegantly-styled neo-Roman church associated with the shrine has been almost completely destroyed, first by the Japanese in the Second World War, then by the Red Guard in the 1960s. Only ruins are left.
700 Red soldiers have prevented access to the shrine since May 12, 2007, when the planned destruction was announced. Roads leading to the shrine are closed, and pedestrians who go near the area are searched. Sources speculate that the shrine property, which lies in a scenic, mountainous area, will be appropriated to commercial or government use. [Source: AsiaNews]
One year into what is expected to be at least a decade-long tenure, Donald Wuerl, Newchurch archbishop of Washington, D.C., who was personally appointed by Benedict-Ratzinger on May 16, 2006, provides a window into how Benedict-Ratzinger plans to staff numerous vacant bishoprics. And it certainly isn't with "conservatives"!
First of all, even Newvatican has admitted that Wuerl is deficient in his knowledge of Catholic doctrine and practice. So defective is he that Newvatican wrote him that his persecution of a presbyter was so illegal that he needed to go back to bone up on Newchurch canon law! The letter from Newrome was supposed to be kept secret, but it was leaked to the press.
Nor will Wuerl enforce Catholic doctrine upon Newchurchers. "He's not a cop," as the saying goes. The news in May 2006 that Wuerl would succeed Theodore McCarrick, who openly prayed to Allah, was met with relief in some Newchurch camps, which feared the Benedict-Ratinger would appoint someone who might use the high-profile pulpit to correct wayward Newchurch politicians. They needn't have worried: Benedict-Ratzinger doesn't appoint "conservatives," just New Order Modernists.
Politically, Wuerl has put Washington's "Catholic," that is, Newchurch, politicians at ease by stating that he will not refuse the Novus Ordo cookie to any politician who supports abortion and "gay" marriage and that he will not publicly correct any politician. Pro-abortion, pro-"gay" Senators Kennedy and Kerry and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and their many "Catholic" allies in the U.S. Congress breathed a big sigh of relief when Wuerl made that pronouncement!
Nor will Wuerl even proclaim Catholic doctrine publicly. Several politicians have called on Wuerl to explain how Catholic teachings impact a particular issue, abortion or "gay" marriage, for example, but Wuerl insists that such teachings must be kept private. When politicians consult him on Catholic doctrine, Wuerl says that he usually fobs them off to the lay bureaucrats in the U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishops. [Source: Religious News Service]
Good Catholics, if any of you were thinking that Benedict-Ratzinger was at least "conservative" and would appoint "conservative" bishops, think again. His record of appointments in just two years shows that he is New Order Modernist to the core -- just as he himself said that he would be, if they had been listening!
In a situation reminiscent of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Newvatican has reversed the Newchurch annulment of the twelve-year marriage of U.S. Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II, eldest son of Senator Robert Kennedy, and Sheila Kennedy. Joseph Kennedy had gotten a civil divorce in 1992; the next year he "married" his former aide, Beth Kelly, in a civil ceremony.
Sheila Kennedy, who as an Episcopalian had received a dispensation to marry Kennedy, objected to the annulment and wrote a book about it in 1997, charging that that the Newchurch marriage tribunal was biased and failed to follow even basic legal procedure. In the book, entitled Shattered Faith, she portrayed her ex-husband as a hot-tempered bully who browbeat her when she refused to agree to an annulment of their marriage. The book ended Joseph Kennedy's political career; he withdrew from the 1998 Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign, in which he had been considered a frontrunner. Although Newvatican's reversal came down in 2005, after Newvatican had considered it for ten years, Sheila Kennedy was informed of it only in May 2007. In response, she stated: "The [annulment] process was very dishonest, and it was a process in which I was being bullied," referring to her treatment by Newchurch.
Joseph Kennedy has regularly been taking the Novus Ordo cookie with his "wife." He openly admits that he "disagrees with many Catholic edicts." No doubt he will continue, and that Newchurch will let him, despite the fact that he is now a "bigamist," even in the eyes of Newchurch. The supposedly "Catholic" Kennedys don't let their feigned Faith stand in their way. In 1982 Senator Edward Kennedy divorced his wife of 24 years, Joan, by whom he had three children. In 1992 he married a divorcee of just two years, Victoria, who was 18 years his junior with two children.
The New Order Annulment Mill is yet another scandal in Newchurch. As Sheila Kennedy wrote: "The way [annulment] is used in American tribunals, it can be anything -- a bad hair day, your goldfish died, you weren't playing with a full deck when you got married 20 years ago, and people defending [their marriages], usually women, have been belittled and patronized." According to Newvatican's own statistics, of 56,236 hearings for an annulment that took place in 2002, 46,092 were approved, 30,968 in North America. That is an 82% dissolution rate for a Church that is supposed to respect marriage! [Source: Boston Globe]
The Chairman of the U.S. Catholic [sic] Bishops Committee on the [Novus Ordo] Liturgy, Donald Trautman, Newchurch bishop of Erie, has objected to the new English "translation" of the Novus Ordo Mess as not being dumbed down enough for badly-educated Newchurchers. It appears, therefore, that the third edition of the Novus Ordo Missal, released in Latin in March 2002, may not be issued in English "translation" for another five years! [Source: Denver Catholic Register]
Don't hold your breath that pro multis will be retranslated either -- not that it will make any difference, as the invalidity of the Novus Ordo service goes far beyond two words!
Here for your readers is a first-hand report on the address of Bernard Fellay, SSPX Superior General, at Paris on the Feast of Corpus Christi, June 7, 2007. The Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) has been in upheaval here since the publication of a book by one of its priests, Fr. Gregoire Celier, entitled Benoit XIII et les Traditionalistes [Benedict XVI and the Traditionalists], which has been endorsed by the SSPX's Superior of France, Fr. Régis de Cacqueray. Because of the controversy that that has ensued, which threatened to split the Society in France, the SSPX's Superior General, Bernard Fellay, rushed to Paris on June 7, 2007, to try to hold things together in the face of the outcry against Fr. Celier's book, which looked favorably upon a rapprochement to Benedict-Ratzinger's New Order.
Fr. Celier was present, but Fellay, to the surprise of everyone, did not address the topic of his book at all, deciding instead to give the standard line about the SSPX's two "prerequisites" of Benedict-Ratzinger. The audience appeared bored, as it had expected Fellay to address Celier's pro-New Order book, advocating a sellout to Newrome. Celier is an ally of Fr. Patrice de la Rocque, the SSPX's Prior of Tolouse, who sent a letter in January 2007 to French New Order presbyters, encouraging them to say the "Mass of 1965," in the vulgar tongue.
Perhaps the fact that SSPX bishops Tissier de Mallerais and Richard Williamson had already publicly rejected Celier's book and its advocacy of a sellout to Newrome had something to do with Fellay's silence on the issue, which has been dividing SSPX clergy and members here. Celier, who remained in the back of the room, was seen speaking to Fr. Aulangnier, one of the members of the Good Shepherd Institute, which consists of five expelled SSPX priests who had already sold out to Newrome.
As a matter of fact, Celier's pro-New Order book has failed to capture the SSPX's rank-and-file clergy here, but Celier has highly-placed allies, one of whom is Fr. Régis de Cacqueray, the SSPX's Superior of France, who is protecting Celier at the SSPX French headquarters. Nevertheless, some are now predicting that Celier will leave the SSPX and go over to the pro-Newrome "indult" Institute of the Good Shepherd with the five expelled priests.
An internal report indicates that a very-large majority of SSPX priests (more than 95%) here in France are secretly very pleased at the failure of Celier's pro-Newrome campaign, but are afraid to speak out much because of Fellay's own pro-Newrome, or at least fence-sitting, policy. More SSPX priests here are quietly discussing the invalidity of the 1968 Novus Ordo rite of episcopal "ordination" (Newchurch no longer "consecrates" its bishops). The pro-Novus Ordo study that Fellay had commissioned from Fr. Pierre-Marie of the SSPX Dominicans of Avrille and had published in the SSPX's house organ, The Angelus, is now being called a "bad argument" by many of the SSPX priests in France. Only Fr. Celier and the Avrille Dominicans are publicly supporting the argument that the Novus Ordo rite of episcopal "ordination" is unquestionably valid.
More and more SSPX priests here in France are wondering why Fellay has dropped Archbishop Lefebvre's uncompromising fight against Modernist Newrome. As a result, since the SSPX elections of Summer 2006, Fellay's credibility has been consistently slipping among the priests of the SSPX.
I thought that your readers might be interested in the fact that Eastern-rite bishops are engaging in just as much traditionally-condemned syncretism ("we all worship the same god") as Westerners. For example, an Eastern-rite Newchurch bishop has been encouraging his church to pray together with infidels, pagans, and schismatics, but not for their conversion.
On June 16, 2007, in Ukrania, the Byzantine-rite Newchurch eparch (bishop) engaged in public prayer with representatives of the schismatic Eastern Orthodox Church, Protestant sects, Jews, and Muslims. This syncretistic joint prayer was said in Old Church Slavonic (used by the Eastern Orthodox schismatics), Hungarian (used by the New Order of Newchurch), and Arabic (used by the Mohammedans).
For further information, see FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs & Traditional Apologetics) in the article "Eastern Rite Option."
Roger "Mad" Mahony, Newchurch cardinal of Los Angeles, has been the United States' most vigorous proponent of covering up Newchurch sex crimes. He even had two investigators for the U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishops, one an FBI Agent and Ex-Governor, the other an Appellate Court Justice, fired because they told the truth: that U.S. Newchurch is rotting with sex crimes and their cover-up by Newchurch bishops and that these crimes are not stopping, but going on because of a continued cover-up.
Finally "Mad" Mahony's cover-up has been exposed. The Sex Crime Cover-up King has himself been subpoenaed to testify when the largest Newchurch archdiocese in the United States will face a marathon legal process over the next six months, as the Los Angeles Superior Court, starting July 9, 2007, hears 15 cases involving 172 alleged victims of sexual abuse. 485 more cases are pending. Already, in December 2006, the Newchurch archdiocese paid $60,000,000 to 45 victims, while several Newchurch religious orders paid more millions to silence demands by sex-crime victims.
Mahony himself was already exposed in a U.S. News & World Report magazine article ("The Deathcare Business," March 23, 1998, pp. 50-58) of a scam for "cutting a deal with a funeral chain" that give Mahony and his minions a kickback in the form of "an undisclosed percentage of the proceeds from each funeral [performed] at the cemeteries."
It appears that Mahony's Napoleonic regime is all but over. The Los Angeles Newchurch archdiocese stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars and much prestige. Mahony himself, according to various source, was at the center of the crime-syndicate cover-up and may finally pay the price for his mortal trespasses.
The idea of upping any new "indult" from the "Mass of 1962" to a later form explains why the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) endorsed in a cover letter to the French Newchurch presbyters the use of the 1965 pre-Novus Ordo service. The January 2007 letter below (translated from the French) came from the SSPX's Prior at Tolouse, one Fr. Patrice de la Rocque, along with a training DVD to the French Novus Ordo presbyters, addressed as "our brother priests," on how to celebrate the "Indult" Mass:
Pursuant to your order, please find herein a copy of the DVD teaching the Mass in the Tridentine [actually, the "Indult"] rite.... Indeed you should know that although this DVD gives you the possibility of learning this Mass in Latin, one may also celebrate the Tridentine Mass in the vernacular: in 1965 an edition of the Roman missal proposed a French translation. Likewise, the Ritus Servandus introducing the edition of 1962 provides for Mass facing the people, if need be. If Benedict XVI should liberalize this rite, it seems therefore possible to introduce it progressively in the parishes, without disturbing your parishioners' habits all at once.
The Fathers Reply.
This matter was covered several months ago in the TRADITIO Network's Commentaries from Mailbox. It is beyond belief that the SSPX should state that what it inaccurately calls the "Tridentine" Mass can be celebrated in the vernacular! Such a statement goes completely contrary to the Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent. Rather, it is a specifically New Order notion, as the "Mass of 1965" was issued by the Bugnini Committee of Six Protestant Ministers after Vatican II.
What can one conclude except that the current Fellay administration of the SSPX is conflicted about its loyalties: to the Council of Trent and Pope St. Pius V or to the New Order of Benedict-Ratzinger. There is more evidence that a schism within the SSPX is growing, as the current administration is straddling the fence on such questions as: "Is the Novus Ordo valid?," "Are New Order presbyters actually priests?," and "Are New Order bishops actually consecrated?"
Indeed, the Fellay administration has placed itself on the horns of a dilemma. If it opts for the validity of the New Order service of 1969 and the New Ordinal of 1968, it will lose half its membership; if it proclaims their invalidity, it will lose the other half. However, neither faction of the SSPX membership will tolerate this fence-sitting for long. Already the question of the validity of New Ordinal of 1968 has broken out into open battles between SSPX leaders in France, and Fellay had to rush to Paris on the Feast of Corpus Christi, June 7, 2007, to try to put down the rebellion.
What is this hang-up Benedict-Ratzinger has about "good driving"? His bishops and presbyters can rape children with nary a word of censure from him, but go 5 kilometres over an arbitrary speed-limit and, voila, mortal-sin time!
At a time when Newchurch is gripped in the Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal, when most Newchurchers believe in apparitions more than in God, when children don't even know the Hail Mary by heart, what topic has Benedict-Ratzinger's Newvatican decided to "catechize" on: good driving! Newvatican has just issued a 36-page document entitled Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road. Previously, Benedict-Ratzinger has devoted Angelus messages to "good driving" on vacation. "I think the Vatican has lost its marbles," said one commentator, reflecting a view shared by many others. [Source: Reuters and others]
Good Catholics, we have been asked whether Benedict-Ratzinger and his Newchurch have lost any Catholic sense they might have left. The answer appears to be a resounding, Yes.
Any notion that, in Benedict-Ratzinger's eyes, pro-abortion politicians are "excommunicated" is put to the lie by the fact that Newpope personally gave the invalid Novus Ordo cookie for the second time to Italian Prime Minister Pomano Prodi, who favors legalizing abortion and sodomy. Some people defended Newpope the first time he communicated Prodi on the grounds that Prodi may have not have realised that he was receiving the cookie. But this time that possibility can be ruled out, since Benedict-Ratzinger lunched with Prodi afterwards and knew that he would be there: it was all scheduled.
This appears to be outright hypocrisy on the part of Benedict-Ratzinger? How can he be taken seriously as pope?
You've got to give these Vatican II popes some grudging credit for how blithely they can "spin" sacrilege into something good. Take Benedict-Ratzinger. On June 17, 2007, in Assisi, hometown of St. Francis, for the 800th anniversary of the Saint's conversion, he tried to defuse the scandal caused by his predecessor, JPII, who allowed the image of Buddha to be placed above the supposedly Catholic altar at Assisi, by calling JPII's move "authentic inter-religious dialogue"!
On October 27, 1986, JPII participated in an oecumenical prayer meeting at Assisi, Italy, during which an image of Buddha was placed on top of the tabernacle. True Catholics around the world were scandalized -- a scandal that is still talked about to this day. Benedict-Ratzinger specifically referred to the 1986 oecumenical conference convoked by JPII at Assisi and claimed that it was not "religious syncretism," that is, religious indifferentism, the condemned notion that all religions are equal, but merely "authentic inter-religious dialogue." Benedict-Ratzinger is at this point so far from Catholicism that his 260 pre-Vatican II papal predecessors would drum him out of their core. [Source: Zenit]
It is curious that Benedict-Ratzinger ignored the fact that St. Francis of Assisi himself was far from embracing the Newchurch's Modernistic notion of "oecumenism." St. Francis personally accompanied the Fifth Crusade (1217-1219), inaugurated by Pope Innocent III, and attempted to convert the Mohammedan leader Sultan Malek-el-Kamil, telling him: "We have come to preach faith in Jesus Christ to you, that you will renounce Mohammed, that wicked slave of the devil, and obtain everlasting life."
For further information, see FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs & Traditional Apologetics) in the article "Crusades."
Newcardinal Joseph Poupard, Benedict-Ratzinger's personal appointee as President of Inter-religious Dialogue, announced on June 18, 2007, that Newrome has no desire to convert Russian Orthodox schismatics to the Catholicism. He went on to say that the Russian schismatics and Newchurchers are "members of one and the same family." As if to validate Newchurch's belief that schism and orthodoxy are the same thing, Poupard accepted and wore a cross that he had received from schismatic Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Alexy II. [Source: Interfax]
The Italian daily Il Giornale has confirmed a stunning revelation that has shocked Newchurchers who have been agitating for a new "indult" for the Bugninized/Modernized "Mass of 1962" and who have been falsely looking to Benedict-Ratzinger as a "traditionalist" pope.
It turns out that when an "indult" was first being discussed in 1982, Ratzinger, who was then Newvatican's Prefect of the Doctrine of the Faith, presided over a meeting on November 16, 1982, which proposed that an "indult" be given not for the "Mass of 1962," but for the invalid "Mass of 1967." The Mass of 1967 already included three waves of changes to the Mass, issued as Instructions by Hannibal Bugnini's Commission after Vatican II (1963-1967) and before the final imposition of the Novus Ordo service in 1969.
The "Mass of 1967" includes the Bidding Prayers imported from Protestant services ("For all gays and lesbians, may Catholics embrace their sexuality and diversity: Lord, hear our prayer"), the removal of the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar and of the Last Gospel, the abolition of the traditional liturgical vestments, and the suppression of genuflections, among other Vatican II "reforms." Most notably, however, the "Mass of 1967" included the infamous corruption of the Canon and its Consecration, and the addition of Hannibal Bugnini's three fabricated new "Eucharistic prayers."
It was this very "Mass of 1967" that spurred P.H. Omlor to write his blockbuster 1968 book, Questioning the Validity of the New, All-English Canon, which was the first work to throw down the gauntlet publicly to Newchurch and to call its "Mass" an invalid contravention of Roman Catholic sacramental theology. For further information, see FAQ05: What Traditional Catholic Books Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs & Traditional Apologetics).
The recommendations of the Secret Ratzinger Commission have remained unpublished until now, when Il Giornale secured the confidential minutes of the meeting. These minutes record that Ratzinger was joined at the meeting by Newcardinals Sebastiano Baggio, the Prefect of Bishops; William Baum, the Prefect of Catholic Education; Agostino Casaroli, the Secretary of State and most important person after the pope; Silvio Oddi, the Prefect of Clergy; and Archbishop Giuseppe Casoria, the Prefect of the Sacraments and Divine Worship.
The Secret Ratzinger Commission, appointed by JPII, recommended that "the Roman Missal in the form in which it remained in use up to 1969 [when the Novus Ordo service was imposed] ... should be admitted by the Holy See for all Masses [sic] celebrated in the Latin language." There were two provisos attached to this recommendation:
Even more shocking was the Secret Ratzinger Commission's recommendation that in future "a synthesis of both Missals [the traditional Missal and the Novus Ordo missal] be made. In other words, the traditional Missal, or at least the Missal of 1962, should eventually be merged into the Novus Ordo service of 1969, fabricated by Hannibal Bugnini and his Committee of Six Protestants.
As it happened, the recommendations of the Secret Ratzinger Commission, which the minutes show were adopted unanimously by all members present, were not all included when JPII published the first "indult" for the "Mass of 1962," in the Apostolic Letter Quattuor abhinc annos of October 3, 1984, or the second "indult," in the Apostolic Letter Ecclesia Dei of July 2, 1988, probably because of the threats of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, founder of the Society of St. Pius X, and of other independent priests and organizations, many of whom refused to have anything to do even with the Bugninized/Modernized Missal of 1962.
It is obvious that if any imaginary new "indult" is forthcoming from Benedict-Ratzinger, it is not because he is a "traditionalist," but merely because he sees this as a transitional phase carrying out the Modernistic prescriptions of Vatican II. We can see the handwriting on the wall here. Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch will sucker various "conservative" groups into making deals with it and then, once they are used to the arrangements, they will gradually be "merged" into the Novus Ordo service. As a result of this revelation, Bernard Fellay of the SSPX, if he is truly traditional and not a panderer to Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch, should fight fire with fire: reject the "Mass of 1962" and go back to the Traditional Latin Mass pre 1951 before Bugnini's Modernist changes.
This is to let you know that for some time now the Eastern Rite Maronite presbyters of Our Lady of Lebanon church in Sao Paulo have been performing their services facing toward the congregation Novus Ordo style. Such celebrations are being broadcast by a charismatic television channel once a month.
On June 15, 2007, Raymond Burke, Newchurch archbishop of St. Louis, Missouri, performed what purported to be a traditional ordination rite on two men who are members of an "indult" society. The problem is that Burke himself was not consecrated as a bishop, but merely "ordained" in the Novus Ordo rite in 1995.
This type of situation is becoming more and more of a problem for the "indult" societies, because the vast majority of the Newchurch bishops around now have never been consecrated as bishops by the valid traditional rite, but only "ordained" to the Newchurch episcopate by the New Ordinal of 1968, which has more and more come under attack as invalid, just like the Novus Ordo service itself. For further information, see Apostolic Letter Apostolicae Curae [On the Nullity of Anglican Orders], Given by His Holiness Pope Leo XIII in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs & Traditional Apologetics).
Burke, who has received the eponym "Bully" for trying to suppress a traditional-leaning parish in St. Louis, is apparently undiscriminating: traditional or transgendered, it doesn't matter. Burke scandalized his previous Newchurch diocese of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, by consecrating a trangendered man as a nun to a Newchurch religious order! That's the problem with these Newchurch bishops: they go both ways indiscriminately.
A confidential letter has come to light revealing that Newcardianl Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Newchurch Primate of England and Wales, has written to Benedict-Ratzinger, objecting to any new "indult" for the Bugninized/Modernized "Mass of 1962." He speaks for the Newchurch bishops in England and Wales, who object to any extension of the "Indult" Mass. Murphy-O'Connor joins the national bishops' conferences of France and Germany in taking a position against any new "indult" and stating the current "indult" is sufficient. The report seems to indicate that Benedict-Ratzinger had specifically asked for Murphy-O'Connor's position. [Source: UK Daily Telegraph]
A new movement is now underfoot amongst many bishops worldwide opposed to any new "indult" to demand of Benedict-Ratzinger that if the imaginary new "indult" ever should be published, they be formally exempted from it. This growing anti-"indult" movement lends further credence to the conclusion that the TRADITIO Network published earlier, that the release of a new "indult" by Newchurch would actually do harm by inciting Newchurch bishops to shut down Newchurch bishops of the existing "Indult" Masses in retaliation. Newchurch "conservatives" had better be careful what they ask for by way of a new "indult"; they are likely to end up shooting themselves in the foot!
The Newchurch Primate of England and Wales, Newcardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, has approved the worship of the Mohammedan god, Allah, at Westminster Cathedral in London. The specific occasion is the premiere of a sacred work by John Taverner glorifying the Mohammedan deity Allah under his 99 names.
Traditional Catholics have announced to Murphy-O'Connor that they plan to descend upon the cathedral on June 19, 2007, in a protest action. They object to the fact that Murphy-O'Connor is apparently endorsing the worship of a false god in what is supposed to be a Catholic cathedral, although it was taken over by the New Order sectarians after Vatican II. The Catholics will picket the cathedral with placards and banners quoting Biblical passages that affirm the divinity of Christ, which Islam denies.
With the vast repertoire of truly Catholic music, first of all the sublime Gregorian chant, then the sacred polyphony of Palestrina and his Renaissance contemporaries, the baroque masterpiece of Bach's High Mass, and the heights of the classical composers, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and beyond, why the "Catholic" cathedral of London has to be the venue for a work praising the Mohammedan deity only speaks to how perverted the Vatican II "oecumenism" has become.
When contesting with the Donatist schismatics in the fourth century, the Great Western Doctor of the Church, St. Augustine proclaimed: "The clouds roll with thunder, that the House of the Lord shall be built throughout the earth. And these frogs sit in their marsh and croak: 'We are the only Christians!'" St. Augustine's words and actions give us an Apostolic approach for dealing with the Novus Ordo schismatics.
St. Augustine was one gutsy Saint. He also railed against the Arian heretics, among whom were numbered, according to St. Jerome, another Great Western Doctor of the Church, most of the bishops and perhaps even the pope at the time. When the pope went against the doctrine of the African council that he had himself approved, Augustine took an oath in the public square against the pope, saying that he would have nothing to do with him until he returned to orthodoxy.
The whole matter indicates how strongly the early Doctors of the Church felt that Doctrine and Tradition must be respected and that the pope had no authority to violate them. Even though the orthodox Catholics were in the minority at that time, they were the ones that were eventually victorious over the Arian heresy in bringing the true Faith back fully within the Church -- although it took about a century to do so. We must be patient and not sell out to servile compromises and negotiations!
For information, see POPELIM: Limitations of Papal Authority to Change Sacred Tradition, From the Writings of Roman Catholic Popes, Councils, Saints, and Theologians in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs & Traditional Apologetics).
Those who were praying for a do-nothing pope have certainly found one in Benedict-Ratzinger. More and more "conservative" Newchurchers are discovering what the TRADITIO Network pointed out after his election: that he is a conciliar pope of big words and no actions. The Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal goes on in Newchurch while Benedict-Ratzinger hasn't lifted a finger to stop it, but now he has admitted it, at least by implication. His real papal motto seems to be: Omnia in dictu, in actu nil, which, translated loosely, means: All talk and no action.
At his Wednesday, June 13, 2007, General Audience, he pleaded with Newchurchers to ignore the scandals rampant in Newchurch and focus instead on "God's love." It is often said that a pope is supposed to speak in Christ's name, but Benedict-Ratzinger seems to be on a different wavelength from what His Boss sternly declared:
But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea (Matthew 18:6/DRV).
Good Catholics, it seems that once again Benedict-Ratzinger is attempting to cover up the grave sins of his presbyters, bishops, and himself in the Great Sex & Emblezzlement Scandal, which the statistics show is going on full swing. How this man can stand before the world and say that he follows Christ is a conundrum, yet he has bamboozled many by his words that belie his actions.
A spokesman for Newvatican has confirmed the essence of what a high-ranking official of the "indult" Fraternity of St. Peter had said a few weeks ago, as reported on the TRADITIO Network, that the timeframe of any release of an imaginary new "indult" for the Bugninized/Modernized "Mass of 1962" is unknown and may wait thirty years or more. Other reports indicate that any new "indult" would include provisions for changing the text of the "Indult" Mass to satisfy the objections of the Jews, Mohammedans, and Protestants, who have objected to its non-"oecumenical" content. [Source: Katholische Nachrichten]
Here in Canada, the Eastern rites of Newchurch are in contradiction. For example, the Ukrainian Newchurch eparch in the province of Victoria, who was recently retired, had forbade altar-girls and women in the sanctuary, but had praised Vatican II publicly. The Eastern liberals here have been trying to bring about changes and are trying to get the women into the sanctuary. So far they have failed, but they never give up. The Ukranian Newchurch eparch in the adjoining province of Alberta, on the other hand, already allows his presbyters to use altar-girls. So it is not safe to rely on the Ukrainian Byzantine Church.
I also know that the Maronite Eastern-rite patriarch visited Canada in 2006 and shocked everyone when he celebrated the Divine Liturgy ad populum. This is strictly against the Eastern rubrics, but I have heard that some Maronite Newchurch presbyters are now doing it even in Lebanon. The Maronites are known for their close connexion to the Latin Church, but facing the people at Divine Liturgy has never been considered to be traditional.
A number of years ago I heard that JPII was considering the canonization of Christopher Columbus and his patrons, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, who brought the True Faith to America in 1492 and inspired other explorers -- and missionaries -- to bring Catholicism to other parts of the world. Unfortunately, this talk has died down, and I would like to know whether Newvatican is still considering this move or whether it will let it "fall by the wayside," as it were, because it is not the "politically correct" thing to do.
The Fathers Reply.
You can be sure that it is a dead issue with Newchurch. Remember, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled the Moors (Latin: Mauri), that is, the Mohammedans, from Spain at the Battle of Granada in the Reconquista [Reconquest] of 1492. The Mohammedans had occupied Spain for 700 years. In the following year, Alexander VI issued the papal bull Inter Caetera, which authorized Christian countries to occupy and convert any non-Christian nation. Issued on behalf of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, it asserted the supremacy of Christianity over paganism. Although this papal bull has not been enforced in centuries, it has never been repealed.
In that same year, as you say, the explorer whom they financed, Christopher Columbus, brought Catholicism to the Western Hemisphere. Most U.S. school-children have learned the Protestant cover-story that the enterprise was motivated by a desire for gold. The true story is that Isabella in particular was the most devout of Catholics, as was Columbus; both wished to plant the Catholic Faith in the New World. Columbus's writings, more of which are coming to light in recent years, indicate that he believed the gold he sought was spiritual gold: the souls of the pagans who might sincerely be converted to the true Faith.
As to Newchurch canonization, forget it. The New Order detests anything truly Catholic. Benedict-Ratzinger has already made one international faux pas with the Mohammedans, whom he wishes to embrace "oecumenically." He's not about to make another. Sad, isn't it, that what should be purely spiritual matters have become pure politics in Newchurch and that Newchurch canonizations are of highly doubtful validity. So what Newchurch might or might not do in this area is moot anyway.
For further information on Queen Isabella, see traditional author Patricius Anthony's article Queen Isabella: Saint or Bigoted Despot? in the TRADITIO Network's Special Features department. For further information about the doubtfulness of Newchurch canonizations, see FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs & Traditional Apologetics) in the article "Canonizations, Post-Conciliar."
Sometimes we hear from Catholics who have gone "Eastern" and advocate the use of Eastern rites by Roman Catholics who want to remain "traditional." But as an example of the Modernism inherent in most Eastern rites these days, the Byzantine Catholic [sic] Eparchy of Newchurch in the United States, as of Lent 2007, has announced that it is "modernizing" its liturgies.
The Eastern Newchurch has "revised" the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and St. Basil the Great and has commanded that the New Byzantine Liturgy be used across the United States. This further abandonment of Apostolic Eastern Rites has been approved by -- you guessed it -- the New Order at Newrome. This "modernization" is simply a continuance of the abandonment of authentic Eastern rites by the New Order, since the last "revision" occurred even while Vatican II was in progress, in 1964.
And how is the Eastern Newchurch explaining this further abandonment of the Apostolic liturgy? Why, in the same way the Western Newchurch did, by claiming: "the Holy Spirit did it!" Apparently, the "Holy Spirit" works against His Own Sacred Tradition these days, as he is issuing the New Eastern Liturgy from the "Pastoral Center" in Phoenix, Arizona, through one "Sister Joanne"!
Eastern rites are not a viable option for traditional Roman-rite Catholics. Not only are they not one's proper rite, but truly Catholic and Apostolic Eastern rite sites are very few and far between, much harder to find than Traditional Latin Masses. Almost all` of the Eastern rites have been corrupted by the Novus Ordo or have otherwise abandoned their Apostolic form, particularly in the United States.
For further information, see FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs & Traditional Apologetics) in the article "Eastern Rite Option."
Brazil, the world's most populous Newchurch country, could turn out only about 500,000 souls for Newpope on his May 2007 junket there. However, a few weeks later an estimated 3,000,000 "gays," lesbians, and transvestites paraded down the main avenue of Brazil's business capital, Sao Paulo, many wearing feather costumes and sporting giant rainbow-colored flags of the GLBT (gay/lesbian/bisexual/trangenered) advocates.
Tourism Minister Marta Suplicy called it "the biggest parade on the planet." "Our city is again showing that it respects diversity," she said. What it doesn't respect apparently is the Newpope and Newchurch. [Source: The Australian]
When Newchurch could no longer deny that it had covered up multitudes of reprehensible sex crimes on the part of its bishops and presbyters, it came up with another cover-up: that the sex-crime cover-up had stopped.
Barbara Westrick, for four years the principal of Newchurch's Our Lady of Westside parochial school in Chicago, wasn't buying it. She spoke out against Francis George, Newchurch cardinal of Chicago, for his cover-up of sex-crimes charges against the school's former Newparish presbyter, Daniel McCormack, who was arraigned on five counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse from 2001 to 2006, which he committed against five children on the Newparish's church and school grounds.
For her support of the child victims, Westrick was fired. You see, you can't tell the emperor that he is naked! Now the archdiocese had to come up with yet another cover-up, saying that Westrick was fired "because of her performance." Yet her performance was apparently satisfactory enough to renew her contract for four years! Yet Westrick is unphased. "I spoke up for children and would do it all over again," she said. Would that more Newchurchers had the guts that she has! Then maybe the corruption that is the U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishops would be rooted out.
In September 2005 Westrick reported to George a parent's charges against Presbyter McCormack. George did not remove the presbyter. So McCormack was not charged or removed as pastor until after Westrick went directly to police about yet another crime against a child in January 2006. [Source: Washington Post]
Good Catholics, what can one say about the Newchurch of the New Order except that it is incorrigible? Newchurch bishops, who mouth principles of "life," are uninterested in protecting the lives of their charges. They are concerned only in covering up the crimes that they abet, lest their Newchurch lose faith in them. These Newchurch bishops should be totally rejected as being merely the High Priests of the Phony New Order Religion. We should heed Sacred Scripture, which warns us: "It is good to trust in the Lord, rather than to trust in princes" [Psalm 117:8/DRV].
What is going on with the Society of Saint Pius X? During a sermon at Sunday Mass the SSPX priest said that the imaginary new "indult" is on a "slippery slope" and that we need to continue to pray and hope "our pontiff" makes the right decision. We are supposed to pray for Benedict-Ratzinger to overcome "his enemies" and those of the Church and return the Church Militant to Tradition. Given what you have said, it doesn't seem likely that Newrome will make the decision to return to pre-Vatican II Tradition.
The Fathers Reply.
The right decision is no new "indult." The imaginary new "indult" is merely a deception to mislead "conservative" Newchurchers. Even if something ever does come out, it certainly signals no "return to Tradition." Benedict-Ratzinger made it quite clear in his First Announcement to the Cardinals upon his election that he is a banner-carrier for Vatican II and the Church of the New Order. To keep a few "conservative" Newchurchers in the pews and pick their pockets for the New Order Sex-crimes Fund, he might them a crumb, but meanwhile the New Order will go on full speed in Newchurch under his leadership.
The salient point in all of this is that Benedict-Ratzinger continues to perform the Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service. He has never celebrated a public Traditional Latin Mass, let alone a Bugninized/Modernized "Mass of 1962" as pope. Actually, it is likely that the imaginary new "indult" will do much more harm than good. In addition to being a shill for Newchurch and the Novus Ordo service, it will have no real legal or practical force -- that is what the history of the Ecclesia Dei "indult" of 1988 clearly shows. To the contrary, it will just rile up the Newchurch bishops, presbyters, and laypeople so much that even the "Indult" Mass will likely be shoved back into the Newchurch catacombs!
For further information, see traditional author Patricius Anthony's new article Of "Indults," "Tridentine" Masses & Neo-Modernism in the TRADITIO Network's Special Features department.
I have been reading with trepidation the news coming from France and now from the United States about ex-Novus Ordo presbyters being sent to SSPX sites to perform Mass. Unfortunately, a few weeks ago at our SSPX chapel we were hit with a guest priest/presbyter, who turned out to be an ex-Novus Ordo presbyter. He mentioned it during his sermon, but never said anything about his current status. I was shocked and did not go to Communion. Some SSPX parishioners complained, but they were told to keep their mouths shut and leave the matter to the SSPX leadership.
Well, we are having another guest priest/presbyter next week, and the SSPX pastor mentioned from the pulpit that last time some people expressed concern, but that we should not be concerned. "The SSPX will take care of you -- just trust us." Doesn't that sound a lot like what we hear from Newchurch? We shouldn't question the New Order; we should just trust the Newchurch leadership and obey them?
I am so angry at the SSPX for allowing Fellay to stay as its head that I'm looking for a non-SSPX traditional church to attend. Do you think that there will be another split in the SSPX as there was when the SSPV broke away in 1983?
The Fathers Reply.
You have run up against the haughty paternalism of most SSPX leaders in the way that they treat their lay members and even their clergy: "Keep your mouth shut and obey. We know what's best for you." If anyone dares to ask a pertinent question, the SSPX leadership will launch a vicious personal attack on the individual. It's happened again and again. Because the TRADITIO Network is independently outspoken and is one of the few sources that dares to report on the internal goings-on of the Society, it is a particular target of the attacks of the Fellayites, who have even tried to intimate their followers into ignorance about what is going on in their Society. After all, they support it by their attendance and their money.
As you say, that kind of behavior on the part of the Fellayites smacks of exactly the same kind of deception that Newchurch used to destroy the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments, Catholic theology, and Catholic morality. We are balanced in our reporting, however, so it is only fair to state that not all SSPX representatives share that attitude (for example, several of the bishops detest that kind of behavior on the part of the official leadership), but it does seem to be the common situation as reported in the dozens of complaints that we receive monthly about the SSPX's behavior toward their own members and clergy.
As to whether the SSPX will suffer another schism like the one experienced in 1983 when some of its best priests left to form the more traditional Society of St. Pius V (SSPV) is hard to say. It is certainly the case that the SSPX leadership is now the subject of attacks by its own members and clergy against its tendencies toward Newrome. It is estimated that at least half or more of the SSPX membership and clergy want nothing to do with Newrome, imaginary "indults," and all the other blandishments of Newrome. The battle has become particularly vicious in France. As previously reported, the SSPX's Superior General, Bernard Fellay, made a beeline for Paris on June 7, 2007, to try to hold things together in the face of the outcry against SSPX Fr. Celier's book, which looked favorably upon a rapprochement to Benedict-Ratzinger's New Order.
Time will tell about another schism within the SSPX, but we recently had a message from one of our correspondents in France, who reported to us that Fellay recently told one of his senior priests that he is coming around to one possible analysis of affairs that the TRADITIO Network suggested almost two years ago: that Newrome's renewed dealings with the SSPX and the dangling of an imaginary "indult" are intended to split the Society, because Newrome is well aware that the SSPX is deeply divided. If only Fellay had heeded the TRADITIO Network's caution two years ago! But if Fellay has in fact come to believe that analysis, perhaps he is finally learning the sour lesson that Archbishop Lefebvre learned from his own painful experience: Newrome is never to be trusted.
I can confirm what has been said recently about some SSPX priests encouraging their members to go to the Novus Ordo service when there is no Traditional Latin Mass available at an SSPX chapel. These SSPX priests' statements have been quite ridiculous. Recently one SSPX priest stated that we shouldn't draw conclusions on the issues going on within Newchurch at this time and went on to say, during the sermon yet, that if there was a Holyday of Obligation, and there was no traditional Mass at the SSPX chapel, we could attend a "reverent" Novus Ordo Mess!
I have to say that a good number of Protestant services here are more "reverent" than any Novus Ordo Mess, and I wouldn't dare step foot in one of those churches! So much for not making conclusions.
The Fathers Reply
The current SSPX leadership is gradually sinking into dangerous quicksand by refusing to take a position on the status of the Novus Ordo. This is the question that SSPX members are most concerned about, to judge from all the correspondence that we receive from them.
The Fellay administration must make up its mind about the validity or invalidity of the Novus Ordo and act accordingly. The problem is that the Fellay leadership doesn't want to make that decision. If it decides that the Novus Ordo is valid, it will lose the allegiance of half of its members. If it decides that the Novus Ordo is invalid, it will lose the other half of its members.
What the Fellay leadership has yet to learn is that a fence-sitting position on the Novus Ordo satisfies no one. It is better to be honest and come out on one side or the other. Then individual SSPX members can make up their own mind whether to support the Society or not. Unfortunately, the autocratic paternalism that infects the Society's current leadership will not permit its members to make such a decision; it wishes to control their decision itself. That attitude just doesn't seem fair.
During the Corpus Christi -- or rather Corpus Christi Domini, the changed Novus Ordo version -- procession in Rome on June 7, 2007, it was hard to tell who was being worshipped: the Lord presumably in the Most Blessed Sacrament or Benedict-Ratzinger. Probably neither.
Reports from Rome indicate that what in the traditional Faith has been one of the most solemn days in the Church calendar was turned into some kind of "happening," some kind of "photo op," while Benedict-Ratzinger was having a high old time waving and mugging to the people standing along the streets of the Corpus Christi procession. Further reports indicated that nary a Newchurcher knelt as the cookie passed. One wonders how many of them actually believe in Corpus Christi at all!
Those who have been talking about an imaginary new "indult" for the marginally valid Bugninized/Modernized Mass of 1962 were disappointed when, before the procession, Benedict-Ratzinger performed in the piazza before St. John Lateran Basilica an invalid Novus Ordo service, not the "Indult" Mass, which he has never celebrated during his papacy.
According to the last American Religious Identification Survey of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (2001), Newchurch is sinking faster than the liberalist Protestant sects and Judaism. Twice as many Newchurchers are leaving as joining the New Order.
Sect Joined Left Net Loss Newchurch (Vatican II) 4,300,000 9,500,000 9% Methodist 2,600,000 3,800,000 7% Congregational 183,916 269,776 6% Jewish 171,447 291,390 4%
Sect Joined Left Net Gain Evangelical/Born Again 384,339 78,049 42% Nondenominational 721,683 43,548 37% Pentecostal 1,340,583 730,540 16%
Good Catholics, the "springtime" of Vatican II is a winter. Newchurch is an unCatholic institution of smoke and mirrors that is sinking fast. If you haven't bailed out yet, now is the time to get away entirely and let it sink of its own weight into the miasma from which it came. No phony compromised "indult" is going to save Newchurch from its own error and corruption. It must die altogether, and the true Roman Catholic Faith restored.
There he goes again! It seems that Benedict-Ratzinger just can't do enough to embrace Mohammedanism in his great Oecumenical Newchurch. On June 5, 2007, he didn't even hesitate to open one of the Vatican's own palaces, decorated with Catholic frescoes of the 15th century and directly under a ceiling medallion invoking "the peace of Christ," to a group of Mohammedans to pray their prayers and dance their dance, known as the "whirling dirvish."
The Palazzo della Cancelleria, which houses several tribunals of the Newvatican chancery, recognized the 800th anniversary of the birth of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi, a 13th-century Mohammedan. Newcardinal Paul Poupard, President of the Pontifical Councils for Culture and for Inter-religious Dialogue, lauded the whirling dance, which began with praising God and all the Mohammedan prophets. He deliberately made available the "sumptuous room of a Vatican palace" to house the event. [Source: Catholic News Service]
In February 2007 Fr. Gregoire Celier, a French SSPX priest of ultra-liberalist and modernist persuasion, published a book entitled Benoît XVI et les Traditionalistes [Benedict XVI and the Traditionalists]. This book aims at the sellout of the SSPX to Newrome. Despite the fact that Celier's book is promoted by the SSPX French District Superior, the majority of the SSPX's priests and faithful here have rejected it. The internal crisis in the SSPX has accelerated as Celier's book in favor of a sellout to Newrome has just been condemned openly and publicly by two of the SSPX's four bishops, Tissier de Mallerais and Richard Williamson.
In May-June 2007 Celier had written an article, De la Validité du Sacre [On the Validity of Episcopal Consecration], defending the validity of the 1968 Novus Ordo rite of episcopal consecration and attacking traditional Catholics who have called it into question as invalid. Since Celier's article has been circulated in publications of the SSPX, it has been generally accepted to represent the opinion of the SSPX's current General Superior, Bernard Fellay.
As a consequence, Fellay quickly set up a lecture in Paris on Thursday, June 7, 2007. Although this is the day that the Church traditionally reserves for worship of the Most Blessed Sacrament, as it is the Feastday of Corpus Christi, nevertheless Fellay judged the matter so urgent that he did not hesitate to come to in Paris to save and protect Celier and his book in favour of the sellout to Newrome.
Just as Benedict-Ratzinger has been cozying up to Red China, that Communist government is preparing to ban Newchurchers from the 2008 Olympic Games as "undesirables." The worshippers of the Great God of Sport are not going to like this!
China's Ministry of Public Security has issued a directive listing 43 categories of unwanteds, who are to be investigated and may be barred from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The categories include Newchurchers not sanctioned by the Communist government. Foreign athletes, members of the media, Olympic staff members, referees, sponsors, dignitaries, and the International Olympic Committee itself, will all be investigated, to determine whether they fall into any of the 43 categories.
Currently, 50 Newchurch bishops and presbyters are in prison, together with ministers of other religions. Communist China recognizes only the Patriotic Catholic Church of China (PCA), the schismatic Catholic Church in China, which, like the Church of England, recognizes the country's head of state as the head of its Church. Originally, the PNC retained the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments, but in the 1990s gradually began using Novus Ordo services, though shrouded with a traditional veneer.
JPII and now Benedict-Ratzinger have made overtures to the Communist government and unofficially recognize the schismatic Church and its eight bishops, having been involved, again unofficially, in the appointment of several. However, just as in all the other "oecumenical" deals that Newvatican has tried to make, the recipients have simply taken Newvatican's concessions without giving any return. The state-sponsored Christian persecutions and murders continue. [Source: FDIC/CSW]
There are now going around in the world plastic New Age rosaries in white, blue, and pink. I had no idea about them until this was mentioned on a pilgrimage trip to Europe. Upon arriving home, I went through my own collection of plastic rosaries and found two that had a snake wrapped above Christ's head with the mouth just beside His face. Also, there was no INRI inscription [Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum, Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews], but a pentagram, a major occult sign, surrounding each point. Please remind everyone to look carefully for these. Since they are available at places of pilgrimage, people automatically think they are fine to use.
The Fathers Reply.
Since New Ageism and even Satanism have entered the Newchurch of the New Order, this situation does not surprise us. We have heard as well that there are Black (i.e., Satanic) Masses being performed underground in Newchurch. Information on these topics will be found in past Commentaries in the Commentaries from the Mailbox department of the TRADITIO Network.
Jean-Pierre Ricard, Newchurch Cardinal of Bordeaux, France, an influential member of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, which is concerned with the "Indult Mass," has enrolled at Yeshiva Jewish University in New York, where he is studying the Talmud, together with Peter Erdo, Newchurch Cardinal of Budapest, Hungary.
The Talmud is a two-part collection of Jewish rabbinical teachings, observed particularly by Orthodox Jews, who believe that the Mosaic Law of the Old Testament is subordinate to the rabbinical teachings contained in the Talmud: "The law is water, the Talmud is wine." The Talmud harshly condemns the Gentiles in general, Christians in particular, and Christ and the Blessed Virgin specifically.
Since Ricard is also president of the French Catholic Bishops' Committee for Relationship with the Jews, it is not surprising that he has condemned the notion of a new "indult" for the Bugninized/Modernized Mass of 1962, which has come under fire from leaders of Judaism, as well as leaders of Mohammedanism, Protestantism, and various "oecumenical" groups. Benedict-Ratzinger is known to be quite concerned about the opinions of Jewish leaders in his quest for "oecumenism." For example, on his last papal visit to Germany, he very publicly participated in a Jewish religious service, containing prayers that were objectionable to Catholic beliefs.
Hannibal. The name has traditionally struck fear into Romans. The brilliant Carthaginian general (247-183 B.C.) wiped out several consular armies and was within kilometres of conquering Rome itself after the Battle of Cannae in 216 B.C. during the Second Punic War. In modern times, another Hannibal, Hannibal Bugnini, succeeded where his namesake had failed. Bugnini (1912-1982) did conquer Rome in the Battle of the New Order of 1969, when an invalid, unCatholic "New Liturgy" was fabricated by Bugnini and replaced in the Newchurch of the New Order the traditional Roman Catholic Faith.
This rise to power of this destroyer of Rome began, surprisingly, under a good pope, Pius XII, who undoubtedly looked only to his background as the editor of an influential liturgical publication. As a result, Pius XII appointed Bugnini as Secretary to the Pontificia Commissio pro Generali Liturgica Instauratione [Pontificial Commission for a General Liturgical Reform] in 1948. John XXIII appointed Bugnini as Secretary of Vatican II's Preparatory Liturgy Commission (1960-1962).
After Vatican II, Paul VI appointed him as Secretary of the Consilium ad Exsequendam Constitutionem de Sacra Liturgia [Committee to Carry out the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy] (1964-1970) and then to the new Congregatio pro Cultu Divino [Congregation for Divine Worship] (1969-1976). It was in the former capacity that he fabricated, with the active assistance of the Committee of Six Protestants, the Novus Ordo "Mess," the Novus Ordo "Liturgy of the Hours," and the New Ordinal of 1968, inter alia. All of these fabrications bore the marks of their Protestant and Masonic fabricators and brought the Novus Ordo into invalidity.
Bugnini stated publicly that his aim in designing the "New Mass" was "to create a worship service that any Hindu, Buddhist, or Protestant could attend and fell perfectly at home." Although Bugnini repeatedly denied that he had Freemasonic affiliations, when the Masonic Register of Italy dated 1976 came to light, Bugnini was shown to have been initiated into the Masonic Lodge on April 23, 1963, under the code name "Buan," the name by which the Masonic Grandmaster of Rome addressed him in the infamous note praising his work of destroying the Church. This was too much even for Paul VI. He canned Bugnini as Liturgical Czar and sent him in January 1976 to be pro-Nuncio in Iran, where in 1980 he is said to have betrayed American hostage secrets to the Iranian ayatollahs. Bugnini died in Rome at the age of 70 in 1982. Some say that he committed suicide because of his disgrace.
Good Catholics, of such ilk is the Newchurch of the New Order made. When Rome was threatened by the Carthaginians, a "traditionalist" senator, Cato the Elder, ended each of his speeches in the Roman Senate with the words: Carthago delenda est [Carthage must be destroyed]. Cato's uncompromising stance won the day: the Romans destroyed Carthage forever in 157 B.C. Rather than placing false hopes in imaginary new "indults" for the Modernized 1962 Mass of Bugnini, traditional Catholics should be as uncompromising in seeing to the exclusive restoration of the Roman Catholic Mass and Faith. Only if we are as uncompromising as Cato will we win the war.
Traditionally, preparatory (high-school) seminaries began the training of young men who thought that they might have a vocation. Before Vatican II the preparatory seminaries were a fruitful source of priests. For example, the renowned Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago was founded and housed in a Gothic-style building since 1905. Newchurch Cardinal Francis George, of Chicago, has shut down for good as of June 2007. "This is more or less the final nail in the coffin of the preparatory seminary," said one Church historian.
Before Vatican II there were 122 high school seminaries in the U.S. with a combined student body of nearly 16,000. Quigley was bursting with about 1,300 students in the 1950s. That number had shrunk to just 183 at the beginning of the 2006/2007 school year. Only seven smaller preparatory seminaries are left in the United States with a combined enrollment of about 500 students. [Source: Associated Press]
Good Catholics, preparatory seminaries have been stricken with the plague of the Newchurch of the New Order. Young men want to be priests of the traditional Roman Catholic Faith and the valid Traditional Latin Mass. They don't want to be presbyters of the invalid Novus Ordo rite or presbyter-priests of some transient "Indult" rite. As a result, only one young man has been installed as a Novus Ordo presbyter from Quigley in the last 17 years!
A dirty secret about Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal is the number of bishops personally accused of their own sex crimes in the United States alone. Eighteen Newchurch bishops in the United States have been accused of sex crimes. That is not far short of one in every ten bishops -- a far higher percentage than the number of Newchurch presbyters accused!
Now the U.S. Federal District court has ordered the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishops, William Skylstad, Newchurch Bishop of Spokane Washington, to pay $48,000,000 for his own personal sex trespass and those of his presbyters. This was a condition imposed by the court in its reorganization plan for the diocese in order for the diocese to exit bankruptcy. Skylstad's lawyer claimed that there was "no credence in the story" of the teenage girl who sued Skylstad for sexually victimizing her. Yeah, sure. Victims in Skylstad's diocese will receive settlements of anywhere from $15,000 to $1,500,000. More claimants are expected to file suits in the future.
Skylstad is being forced to sell off diocesan property to raise raising another $18,000,000, so he is turning the situation on its head and docking his Newchurch parishes and Newchurch charity organizations for $16,000,000 more. [Source: Seattle Times, Bishop Accountability]
You can imagine that, if the head of the U.S. Newchurch bishops is himself an accused sex trespasser, how corrupt the other 300-odd U.S. bishops are, gathered together in their Conference, which has been called by an FBI investigator as operating like the Cosa Nostra.
No wonder Benedict-Ratzinger is cozying up to the Mohammedans. In just a few years, they're going to be his bosses!
In metropolitan France, once termed the Eldest Daughter of the Church, more Islamic mosques have been built in the last 30 years than Catholic churches in the last 100 years. In 1976, there were 150 Mohammedan prayer rooms; in 2006, the Ministry for Internal Affairs counted 2149 mosques and prayer rooms.
Newchurchers, on the other hand, are abandoning their New Order sect in droves. In 1972, 20% of Newchurchers went to the Novus Ordo service; in 2006, that percentage had shrunk to 4.5%. Apparently the bloom is off the Novus Ordo stink-rose in France! In 1990, 60% of children aged up to seven were baptized. In 2006, that number had shrunken by 27%. Is it any wonder that traditional Catholicism is strongest in France? [Source: Christian News]
I, like most Newchurchers, prefer the New Service Mass in the vernacular rather than the Traditional Latin Mass. St. Peter didn't speak Latin. The Roman Church originally used Greek. It is more traditional.
The Fathers Reply.
First off, how do you know that St. Peter didn't speak Latin? It is more reasonable to assume that he did, having surely heard it in Jerusalem and at Rome. We know that St. Paul spoke Latin, as there are fourteen letters extant, in Latin, between the great Saint and the Stoic philosopher Seneca while St. Paul was at Rome with St. Peter. Secondly, if, as you wrongly indicate, St. Peter didn't know Latin, why assume that he knew Greek either? Illogical.
The notion that the Roman Church originally used Greek exclusively instead of Latin is yet another error spread by the Modernists of the post Vatican II New Order in order to justify using their using vulgar tongues at their Novus Ordo service, sometimes calling it a "Mass," sometimes calling it a "eucharist" or a "liturgy" or a "supper." This service is Protestant at base, fabricated principally by the Committee of Six Protestants, headed by a Freemason, presbyter (later Newchurch archbishop) Hannibal Bugnini. The notion of Greek being used in the early Roman Church to the exclusion of Latin is false. Archaeology from Pompeii, when the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 preserved the evidence, proves the Roman Mass was being said in Latin at Rome and in surrounding Italy.
This and many other New Order errors (really propaganda) have all been completely countered by one of the New Order's own scholars as pure fantasy. Msgr. Klaus Gamber was a leading liturgical scholar and advisor to Paul VI. He was honest enough to give the evidence against New Order propaganda such as "Mass" in the vulgar tongues, "Mass" facing "the people," the Aramaic myth, and so forth. It's amazing how much of the New Order propaganda gets repeated by Newchurchers who don't know what they're talking about. Msgr. Gamber knew. For further information, see FAQ05: What Traditional Catholic Books Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs & Traditional Apologetics).
But even if Greek were used in the early Church, why aren't you arguing for its use at all Masses? The Eastern Uniate rites use it. The Eastern Orthodox use it. What's wrong with you Newchurchers?!
The Newchurch diocese of Oakland, California, is one of the most extreme New Order dioceses in the United States. Its bishop, Allen Vigneron, is known for personally presiding over the "Tet" Mess, in which danceuses tripped the light fantastic before his Novus Ordo table, doped out like a Buddhist shrine right out of a scene from an oriental restaurant.
Now Vigneron is fostering the injection of gutter "rap" music into the diocese. A Newchurch Franciscan by the name of Masseo Gonzales with connections in Oakland engaged a professional "rapper" to work with the program, which rolled out its Pentecostal-based junk music on Cinco de Mayo, May 5, 2007. Curiously, the group completely ignored the fact that Cinco de Mayo is the Feastday of Pope St. Pius V, who guarded and canonized the Traditional Latin [Roman, that is, not Hispanic] Mass against vulgarization.
Instead of filling the ears of adolescents with rap-trash music, Vigneron should be lifting their minds and hearts to God with the Church's own proper music, Gregorian chant. Gonzales himself has a Protestant Charismatic approach to the whole affair. He asks, "Why couldn't we have rap contests in the Diocese of Oakland?" [Source: Catholic Voice]
Why not indeed? As authoress Gertrude Stein said: "The trouble with Oakland is that when you get there, there isn't any there there." Certainly with a bishop like Vigneron, there's nothing Catholic there either! For further information, click on the Novus Ordo Service Photo Gallery department.
Newchurch's coffers are emptying because of backlash from the Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal. Newchurch seminaries are drying up because few want to be "presbyters" for an unCatholic New Order sect.
Richard Lennon, appointed by Benedict-Ratzinger as the Newchurch bishop of Cleveland hardly a year ago, announced on May 30, 2007, that these conditions have forced him to begin dismantling the infrastructure of his diocese, as so many other Newchurch bishops have had to do. Lennon told the press that one out of three of Cleveland's Newparish "clusters" of five Newparishes each are set to be closed or downsized within a year.
Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the United States' largest dioceses, covering an eight-county area. The Newchurch of the New Order is sinking fast. [Source: Akron Beacon Journal]
Just how criminal Newchurch has become is exemplified by the lawlessness of its presbyters. Not only are so many of them child rapists and thieves, but now they have spilled over into murder and threats of murder.
The latest instance involved Chicago Presbyter Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina's Newparish, who on Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2007, publicly incited a rally, hosted by liberalist politico Jesse Jackson, to "snuff" [murder] U.S. citizen John Riggio because of his support of Second-Amendment rights. Presbyter Pfleger seemed to include certain Illinois State legislators in his threat. Newchurch Cardinal Francis George has not responded to the possible criminal behavior of his presbyter. [Source: CNS News]
Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch is certainly "soft on homosexuality." He has mouthed a few restrained disapprovals, to be sure, but has done nil to rout one of the Four Sins that Cry to Heaven for Vengeance (Genesis 18:20) from his New Order seminaries, from his bishops, from his presbyterate, and from his institutions. As a result, Newchurch organizations openly flout the moral law and actually encourage the practice.
The de facto pro-gay policy of Newchurch is represented, among other places, at Newchurch universities, which are not Catholic, no matter what their self-selected names indicate. DePaul University in Chicago, the largest Newchurch university in the United States, is hosting the second Out There conference on homosexuality and New Order education. The conference, whose full title is the Conference of Scholars and Student Affairs Personnel Involved in "LGBTQ" (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer) issues on Catholic [sic] Campuses, is being organized through the DePaul Women's and Gender Studies department. It is scheduled for October 19-20, 2007, and is calling for submissions for papers and workshops.
The first Out There conference was held at the Newchurch Jesuit-run Santa Clara University in 2005 in California and attracted 150 students and faculty from 40 different schools, including the Universities of Georgetown, Loyola Marymount, Gonzaga, Fordham, DePaul, La Salle, Marquette, and Emory, as well as Boston College and College of the Holy Cross. The Santa Clara conference was praised by "gay" activists as "opening a new door between the homosexual activist community and the world of Catholic [sic] education."
The 2005 conference did not discuss traditional Catholic teaching on the intrinsic immorality or medical dangers of "gay" activity or offer assistance to "gays" to leave their immoral lifestyle. Workshops included Curriculum and Same-Sex Marriage in a Jesuit University and Can I Be Gay and Catholic? This year's conference organizers are calling for proposals for papers on issues of "nuts-and-bolts organizing in student services to the place of LGBTQ Studies at Catholic [sic] universities and the challenges of Catholic [sic] identity for LGBTQ individuals." DePaul includes a minor undergraduate program in "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer (LGBTQ) studies." Course work includes courses in Sexual Justice: Lesbians, Gays and the Law,and Creating Change: GLBT Politics.
DePaul University was founded by priests of the Vincentian order in 1898 and is named after the Order's patron, 17th century St. Vincent de Paul, who was famed for his Christian charity. There is no evidence, however, that St. Vincent de Paul ever advocated homosexuality or approved of those who advocated it. DePaul boasts the largest student body of any Catholic university in the US with over 23,000 students."In this context, it is well to reiterate Catholic educator Archbishop Fulton Sheen (1895-1979)'s warning on higher education, given around 1967:
You are better off going to a state school where you will have the chance to fight for your faith, than going to a modern Catholic university where you will have the new watered-down, modernist version of the faith spoon-fed to your unsuspecting minds, so that you will be apt to lose your faith.
The best choice, when possible, is a conservative liberal arts college. The best major is Classics (Latin and Greek), which, in addition to giving the foundation for all secular and religious study, is usually one of the most conservative departments at any given institution. Institutions associated with the New Order and the New "Mass," even when billed as "conservative," should be particularly avoided, in accordance with the advice of Archbishop Sheen.
We TRADITIO Fathers have been getting quite a laugh out of this new "indult" nonsense. How many times has a forthcoming "indult" for the Bugninized/Modernized Mass of 1962 been announced: some fourteen since Benedict-Ratzinger was elected two years ago? Frankly, we haven't felt that it was necessary to bother you with every one of these imaginary announcements that have been circulated.
But we did think that you too might be amused at the latest rumor. According to the German weekly, Der Spiegel,, the imaginary "indult," if it is ever issued for the Newchurchers and their Novus Ordo temples, will not be a formal papal document at all, but a "minor" opinion, without seal, without signature, and without justification. In the next announcement, the item is likely to be demoted to a mere motif for toilet tissue in the Apostolic Lavatory! A high official of one of the "indult" societies recently predicted that if any "indult" were forthcoming, it wouldn't be for thirty years.
Of course, all of this prattle about a new "indult" is just so much nonsense. No "indult" is required for the canonized Traditional Latin Mass, the Mass of St. Peter, to be celebrated. In fact, according to the teaching of the Church, it must be celebrated by every priest and in every church and chapel (with the minor exception of some small Apostolic Eastern rites). It is only those who recognize the unCatholic and invalid New Order that has taken over Newchurch since Vatican II, with its New Mess, New Sacraments, New Theology, and New Morality, that pay any attention to this vapidity. For them, as for Benedict-Ratzinger, the Novus Ordo service does and shall ever reign supreme. Any true Catholic must reject such a New Order and all its tentacles.
For further information, see QUOPRIMUM.TXT: Bull Quo Primum with Commentary and the Decree De Defectibus [On Defects Occurring in the Celebration of Masses], Given by His Holiness Pope St. Pius V in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics).
Now we know another reason why Benedict-Ratzinger's theology is so unCatholic and Modernistic: his own preacher is a proponent of Protestant Charismaticism! Presbyter Raniero Cantalamessa, of the Newchurch Capuchins, was selected not only by Benedict-Ratzinger to be his personal Preacher to the Papal Household but also by JPII, who originally chose him in 1980. During penitential seasons Cantalamessa preaches weekly Charismatic sermons to Newpope and Newcardinals.
Charismaticism, which is a derivative of the Protestant heresy originating in the 17th centry, is far from true Catholicism. It represents an almost complete abandonment of even nominally Catholic practices, beliefs, and modes of discourse. Some extreme Charismatics even go to the extreme of practicing white witchcraft (wicca) and idol worship. Charismaticism bears a frightening relation to several heresies condemned by the Church and infects the following New Order movements: Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), Renew, Wicca (white witchcraft), and the pagan Gaia movement.
Archbishop Dwyer, of Portland, Oregon, who was an early critic of the New Order service fabricated by the Feemason Hannibal Bugnini, in a scathing criticism of the Charismatic movement, warned in already 1974: "We regard it bluntly as one of the most dangerous trends in the Church in our time, closely allied in spirit with other disruptive and divisive movements threatening grave harm to unity and damage to countless souls." Another author sums up the error and danger of the Charismatic Movement as "a blighted tree bearing poisonous fruit, sown by the Devil among Protestants and transplanted into the Catholic Church after Vatican II.... This fruit is truly a seed of destruction. Make no mistake. More than just a fad, the charismatic 'renewal' is a dangerous and heretical movement."
For further information, see FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs & Traditional Apologetics) in the article "Charismatic Movement."