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ADVENT: A TIME TO HELP TRADITIONAL CATHOLICISM
The Newchurch bishop of Fresno, California, John Steinbock, should be run out of town on a rail. This degenerate has appointed one of his presbyters, whom a jury found liable of sex crimes, to be principal of a Newchurch high school!
In December 2006, a Superior Court jury found that the presbyter had molested a child repeatedly during the ages of 12 and 15 in two New Order parishes. Now the demented Steinbock has appointed the presbyter to be principal of the same age group. How immoral can a bishop get? If he is too gutless to exile the presbyter completely, he should be able to find a monastic cell for him to pray in for the rest of his life -- and take Steinbock with him!
During the trial the victim testified that Swearingen allowed him to sleep overnight at the rectory and there attacked him repeatedly. Even the diocese has admitted that the victim spent nights at the rectory, contrary to a prescient diocesan policy going back to 1929 that forbade laymen from staying overnight in rectories.
The victim can certainly not be accused of filing a lawsuit to extort money from the diocese. In fact, the victim offered to settle the lawsuit with the diocese for a mere $1.00 if Steinbock would only agree to defrock the presbyter, but Steinbock refused. [Source: KFSN ABC Fresno]
Good Catholics, if the Newchurch bishops behavior doesn't make you want to run to the vomitorium, there is something wrong with your Catholic moral sense. Newchurch and its clergy are incorrigible. No true Catholic, let alone any moral human being, can have anything to do them or the Newchurch of the New Order under whose aegis these corrupt bishops and presbyters of the New Order -- and their colleagues who support them -- practice their gross immorality.
Good Catholics, you have to wonder how long these Newchurchers will allow themselves to be played for fools. Look, for example, at the Newchurch diocese of San Diego, claiming a membership of 9,800,000 Newchurchers.
After playing legal games for years, Robert Brom, the Newchurch bishop there since 1990, when faced with the prospect of a public trial that could expose his antics and those of his presbyters, decided instead to file bankruptcy for the diocese on February 27, 2007. It was widely believed that Brom was simply trying to dodge a multimillion-dollar damage payment to the victims of sex crimes perpetrated under his administration. The diocese eventually was forced to pay $198,000,000 in damages to 144 victims in September 2007.
But, more important, the court refused to let the diocese off until it released personnel files pertaining to the criminal Newchurch clergy. The release could expose Brom's own involvement in aiding and abetting the crimes. Once Brom had been nailed, he became a hypocritical font of Newchurch "apologies" to the victims. This was accomplished through a "prepared statement." Brom never even met with the victims of his malefaction. Nor did he pay damages to them without dragging his feet for years. Such is the "charity" of these Newchurch bishops.
Traditional Catholics will certainly not cry boo-hoo when they find out that the Diocesan Pastoral Center, which is the engine that drives the Vatican II New Order into the Newparishes, has had to cut its programs. Newchurch chancellor Rodrigo Valdivia announced that the diocese in October 2007 started yet another deceptive campaign to rake in money from the Newchurch ignoscenti in a ruse called "Embracing Our Mission." In this campaign Newchurchers' donations will go directly toward paying of their clergy's sex crimes.
Valdivia points with pride to the fact that "hundreds of thousands of people continue to celebrate Mass [sic] every week at the 98 parishes in the diocese and that thousands of children still attend Catholic [sic] schools within the diocese. Baptisms, weddings, funerals and other church-related events continue as well." All that proves is that the Newchurch ignoscenti are addled enough to participate at invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan services, "presided over" by the same criminal presbyters.
Justice would require that Brom be kicked out, and his stinking Augean stables be swept clean. But Benedict-Ratzinger is no Hercules. He supports these crimes of his bishops and presbyters by both action and inaction.
The light may be beginning to dawn on some of these Newchurchers, however. After ten weeks of the new "Embracing Our Mission" fundraising campaign for crime, the Newchurchers have coughed up barely one-twentieth of the needed funds. "We'll have to continue with other efforts," says Valdivia. [Source: North County Times]
We Fathers were quite amused when at the Midnight Mess at St. Peter's Basilica, Benedict-Ratzinger's "traditionalism" was again exposed as the fraud that it is. Contrary to reports from some sources that Newpope would simulate his "Motu" Mess, he fooled everybody by simulating instead the invalid Novus Ordo service. No matter how much Latin might be thrown in, it is still the same Protestant-Masonic-Pagan doppelganger:
All in all, Benedict-Ratzinger is smart enough to deceive by throwing some Latin in -- but the "Clown Pope" did that too, after all. The Newchurch ignoscenti might be fooled by such things, but traditional Catholics are not. A little traditional-looking frosting on the cake doesn't change the fact that once the frosting is licked off, the cake underneath is rancid and lethal.
A Warsaw basilica meant to commemorate the late JPII has fallen on hard times. JPII wanted the Church of Divine Providence built "swiftly," but nearly five years into renewed construction, financial problems are thwarting completion of the massive basilica. "If we fail to raise enough money, we will be forced to suspend the building work," said a presbyter overseeing the project. Only 60% of the work is completed, and the funds have run out.
Newchurch in Poland plans a new fund-raising campaign in Spring 2008 to pick the pockets of young Poles, "Woytyla's Woodstockers," who reflect a Modernistic irreligious attitude, similar to that of the rock anarchists at Woodstock, New York, in 1969. Lotsa luck! The JPII Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., has similarly fallen on hard times. The giant Modernistic building can't attract even 100 tourists a day. [Source: Associated Press]
Benedict-Ratzinger, through the archpriest of the the Archbasilica of St. Paul outside the Walls, has announced his plans to desecrate that archbasilica, in many ways the most beautiful of the four archbasilicas of Rome (the other three being St. John Lateran, St. Mary Major, and St. Peter). An "oecumenical chapel" will be built into the formerly Catholic archbasilica so that "non-Catholic Christian sects can come and pray at the basilica and celebrate liturgy." In other words, St. Paul's, by Benedict-Ratzinger's fiat, will be deconstructed to support heresy. The great St. Paul must be sending damnation down from the celestial realms upon this haughty conciliar pope, who has dared to desecrate his archbasilica!
As previously predicted, Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, "converted" to the Newchurch of the New Order on December 21, 2007. It was ironic that Blair switched from one false Christ (that of the heretical Anglican sect) to another (that of the New Order) on the Feastday of St. Thomas the Apostle, who is best known for his confirmation of the True Christ. Blair's wife, Cherie, is already a Novus Ordinarian and rabid feminist. The Anglican archbishop of Canterbury issued a statement saying, in effect: What's the difference? One sect is as good as another.
In essence, Blair was a perfect member of the New Order already: he believes in abortion "choice," "gay" marriage and adoption, and embryonic stem-cell research. Already in 1980 he went to Novus Ordo services and sacrilegiously received the cookie and grape-juice as a heretic. At least then Primate of England & Wales, Basil Hume, had enough honesty to tell Blair to stop. The new Primate, Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, personally transferred the heretic into Newchurch without blinking an eye. Benedict-Ratzinger raised no objections to this charade or to Blair's public immoral positions. [Source: BBC]
This same Tony Blair was responsible for the appointment of Rowan Williams as the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury. Rowan Williams has supported every liberalist intrusion into the Anglican Church around the world, including priestesses, bishopesses, and "gay" bishops. Traditional Anglicans have become so irate at these liberal intrusions that many congregations around the world are officially separating from Rowan's church and affiliating with the Traditional Anglican Communion.
Blair converted in private, as if he were somehow embarrassed about the whole thing. He waited until he was out of office to perform the switcheroo. If he had the courage of his convictions, one might expect him to make the event public while he was a sitting governmental leader. All things considered, the Blair should fit in quite well the Newchurch of the New Order run from Newrome.
In puzzling remarks at his Sunday, December 23, 2007, Angelus, Benedict-Ratzinger told those gathered in St. Peter's Square that "nothing can keep us from this onerous and fascinating duty" of spreading the Christian faith throughout the world. He referred to yet another New Order document issued in December 2007 by Newvatican's doctrinal office. He said, "The document serves as a reminder to all Christians, in a situation in which it is often not clear to many faithful themselves, the reason for evangelizing, that accepting the Gospel pushes one to communicate the gift of salvation.
Benedict-Ratzinger made no reference to evangelizing the Catholic Faith in particular, just some generic Christianity. Apparently, the Newchurchers don't get it either, as even Newpope had to admit that "many faithful" do not understand "the reason for evangelizing." Well, why should they?
For forty years now, the Newchurch of the New Order has been telling them that "All religions are equal" and "We all worship the same god" and preaching the error of Universal Salvation. In fact, it was the business-suited Ratzinger himself who personally went about the halls of Vatican II to get the unCatholic doctrine of False Oecumenism inserted into that council's documents. He is simply reaping now what he sowed -- and continues to sow.
Now Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal has touched American football, which has had plenty of scandals of its own. Presbyter Donald Walk, who served as chaplain for the Miami Dolphins, has been charged with raping a teenager over a five-year period. The victim is now suing the Newchurch Archdiocese of Miami for $10,000,000.
The victim stated, "Up until a few years ago, I really thought I was the only one," but later learned that Walk had used his position as chaplain for the Miami Dolphins to lure teenagers into his crimes. Walk was perpetrating his crimes in Newchurch during the same years as Presbyter Anthony Mercieca was raping another teenager, Mark Foley, later a U.S. Congressman, who was forced to resign in 2006 in another sex scandal.
Although the victim's mother reported Presbyter Walk's crimes to the archdiocese, the Miami archbishop simply transferred Walk to another Newchurch parish in southwest Florida, where he continued to perpetrate God only knows what further crimes there. [Source: Miami WPLG News]
Benedict-Ratzinger has scuttled, at least for the time being, the canonization of the hero-pope of World War II, Pius XII (1939-1958), while still keeping the "Clown" pope JPII on the way to "subito" Newchurch sainthood. On December 18, 2007, Benedict-Ratzinger, who as pope has attended synagogue and prayed for the coming of the Messias, capitulated to Secular Jewish interests and rejected the recommendation of his own commission, which reported in May 2007 that Pius XII exhibited the heroic virtues that made him Venerable, the first step toward canonization. [Source: Il Giornale]
Although Secular Jews of the 1960s and beyond disparage the holy Pope Pius XII, Israeli Prime Minister to-be (1969-1974), Golda Meir, upon the pope's death in 1958, proclaimed: "When fearful martyrdom came to our people, the voice of the Pope was raised for its victims. The life of our times was enriched by a voice speaking out about great moral truths above the tumult of daily conflict."
It is thoroughly disgusting and unCatholic that Benedict-Ratzinger, the Newpope of the New Order, would sell out to Secular Jewish bigots such as Abraham Foxman, of the B'nai B'rith (Sons of the Covenant), who targeted traditional Catholic producer-director Mel Gibson when Gibson "dared" to release The Passion of the Christ, a depiction the Crucifixion based upon Scripture.
Good Catholics, it is clear that Benedict-Ratzinger needs to discern what office he holds: Newpope of the New Order or Chief Rabbi of the Secular Judaism!
Presbyter Robert Whipkey, of St. Theresa's Newparish, appeared in court -- clothed -- to answer charges that he exposed himself indecently by running around the Fredericksburg, Maryland, High School track in the nude. This is not the first time that Whitkey has been cited. In 1999, Whitkey was picked up for shaving in the nude at a children's summer camp in Sterling, Virginia.
Whipkey claimed that he didn't wear clothes because he sweated profusely. The court didn't buy it and slapped Whipkey with a mandatory restraining order and ordered him to be fingerprinted like the common criminal he is. The court set trial for the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25, 2008.
What happens when you can't go home again? More and more Newchurchers have found out. Tired of New Order Messes, New Order Sacraments, New Order Doctrine, and New Order Morality, they are leaving Newchurch in droves, as a National Bishops Conference recently admitted publicly. So, Benedict-Ratzinger, panicked at Newchurch fatal haemorrhage, conceived the Great "Motu" Mess Hoax. For the few Newchurchers that might be tempted by a phony, "traditional-looking" service, he furnished them -- very sparingly, to be sure -- with a modified Vatican II "Mess of 1962," now resuscitated as the "Motu" Mess, to be presided over by Novus Ordo presbyters, not priests. And he warned the Newchurchers that gradually more and more Novus Ordo elements would be imported into the "Motu" Mess. The main import currently being discussed is the use of altar-girls.
Newchurchers have been deliberately "dumbed down" by their New Order bishops and presbyters, so very few of them have cognizance of the fact that the "1962 Motu Mess":
By the way, I wonder how many of you readers took a good look at the cover above, depicting one of those phony Vatican II "1962 Messes." Did you notice that the presbyter is elevating the chalice in the Novus Ordo fashion, not as prescribed by the rubrics of the Traditional Latin Mass?! But why should this be any surprise? These Novus Ordo presbyters wouldn't know a Traditional Latin Mass from a Novus Ordo doppelganger. They are steeped in the New Order, with its false "liturgy." They have never been taught Latin. They have never been taught the real Mass. The best that can be said about them is that a few of them might attend a one-day "conference" on Benedict-Ratzinger's "Motu" Mess. Thus, they have rejected their "blessed" John XXIII, who prescribed -- in a Papal Bull, proclaimed in the rare Solemn Form before the College of Cardinals at Rome -- that no man may celebrate Mass without 7-9 years of Latin instruction!
When one returns to false "tradition" in Newchurch, one must accept all the errors of Vatican II, all the immoralities of Newchurch and its clergy, the "gay" brothels that pass for Novus Ordo seminaries, and all the false doctrines that have been foisted off on the Newchurchers since 1963. As we have said, Newchurch and its New Order, even when clothed in a "traditional" hoax, should be avoided by true Catholics like the plague that it is.
Benedict-Ratzinger, whose image is far less than holy, now has an Academy Award recipient ready to make his "unhappy" media image more pleasing. Film and TV director Franco Zeffirelli, known for such potboilers as Endless Love and a "gay" version of Shakespeare's Romeo et Juliet featuring male nudity, is offering his services full time as Newpope's image and wardrobe consultant. He has cited Benedict-Ratzinger's "cold" personality and wardrobe as needing a lot of work. Among the recommendations that Zeffirelli has made is for Newpope to doff even his Modernistic stripped-down papal vestments, which Zeffirelli says are "too sumptuous and flashy." [Source: Reuters]
For Benedict-Ratzinger to have Zeffirelli as a media consultant would be like Christ having Satan as a religion consultant! Zefferelli openly practices a "gay" lifestyle, which the Church teaches is one of the four gravest Sins that Cry to God for Vengeance. The director of Zeffirelli's Romeo et Juliet said that he was the target of unwanted "gay" advances from Zefferelli during the filming of the movie. Moreover, Zeffirelli has been harshly criticized by Christian groups for what they call the blasphemous representation of biblical figures in his films.
Good Catholics, this is an allegory of what the post-conciliar papacy has come down to. Not the model of holiness, not the guardian of Catholic doctrine and morality, not the guarantee of the true Catholic Mass and Sacraments, but a phony media image. How low can the conciliar papacy get? Apparently, much lower yet!
No wonder Benedict-Ratzinger has tried to perpetrate his Great "Motu" Mess Hoax! At this point he is so desperate that he will do anything to get warm bodies in the pews of empty churches that are closing down right and left. The exodus of Newchurchers from the Newchurch of the New Order is so obvious that it has now officially admitted that Newchurchers are walking out in droves. And it isn't just the Novus Ordo service that they don't like. Even this is too "conservative" for them.
According to the research project Catholics Who Have Stopped Attending Mass commissioned by the Newchurch bishops of Australia and released on December 14, 2007, the New Order has failed its mission: Newchurchers now consider it irrelevant to their lives. They don't like homilies. They don't like their presbyters. They don't like Newchurch doctrine. And they don't like sex scandals.
And what solution did the Newchurch bishops decide upon? The same failed approach that brought them to their present nadir:
Good Catholics, the utterly complete Protestantization of Newchurch is not far away, lead by a man, Benedict-Ratzinger, whose Protestant connections from his days in Germany, are all too obvious. Remember, it was he who engineered Vatican II's adoption of the Oecumenical Heresy ("the true faith only subsists in the Catholic Church"). Aren't you glad that you have nothing to do with the Newchurch of the New Order?
At this time of year the TRADITIO Network gets a number of questions about the religious significance of such things as Advent candles, the date of Christmas, Christmas carols (like the one that the English Catholic recusants composed to hide their faith from Queen Elizabeth), the Christmas star, St. Nicholas, and the term Xmas, and even candy canes. For further information, see the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files for FAQ11: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Practices?
Maybe part of the reason why Newchurchers don't see how the Newchurch of the New Order is unCatholic is that so much of the justification is deliberately shrouded in post-conciliar gobbledygook. Benedict-Ratzinger is a past master at this, having fully imbibed the Modernistic verbiage of Vatican II from its inception. Remember, presbyter Ratzinger was there, dressed in a business suit, hobnobbing with Karl Rahner and Hans Kung. Well, perhaps the following new information is simple enough prove to reluctant Newchuchers that Newchurch is not Catholic, perhaps not even Christian.
Benedict-Ratzinger has decided that "it is time for a change." Newvatican's Nativity creche, the Giant Praesepe in front of St. Peter's Basilica, founded on the practice of St. Francis of Assisi, showing the Infant in a manager in a cave in Bethlehem, surrounded by the shepherds and animals mentioned in Sacred Scripture will, by papal fiat, be replaced with a whole new Nativity scene showing the Infant being born in Joseph's carpentry shop in Nazareth. Apparently, Benedict-Ratzinger is reading some revisionist Newchurch "Bible"!
This year, however, Newvatican has decided to change the Nativity scene radically by shifting it to Nazareth and placing the Infant in three rooms of Joseph's carpentry shop in Nazareth (not Bethlehem), complete with "the typical work tools of a carpenter." On one side, the shop will be flanked with a "covered patio," while on the other there will be the "inside of a pub, with its hearth." [Source: London Times]
Newvatican is defying Sacred Scripture, Apostolic Tradition, and the unanimous teaching of the Great Doctors of the Church, that Christ was prophesied to be born in Bethlehem and in fact was born in Bethlehem. Benedict-Ratzinger is now taking a verse of St. Matthew's (1:24) entirely out of contact to teach, at least implicitly, the unChristian notion that Christ was born in Nazareth. In fact, Benedict-Ratzinger has admitted that St. Matthew goes on to mention Christ's birthplace as Bethlehem, but in his stubborn Modernism, he decided by papal fiat -- shall we call it the Motu Proprio Summorum haeresum? -- to place the Infant's birth in Nazareth.
Good Catholics, maybe the little souls among the Newchurchers, the ones who can't follow Catholic theology, but do recognize the Scriptural account of the Nativity of the Redeemer, can once and for all reject the Modernist institution that is Newchurch and avoid the New Order and all its errors like the plague that it is. The Newchurch of the New Order does not even hesitate to change Christmas!
Good Catholics, you can't say that the crimes of Newchurch don't come with a high price tag. Newvatican has agreed to pay $41,000,000 to gambling interests for use of a Sydney racetrack to be the site of Benedict-Ratzinger's phony Novus Ordo service for World Youth Day 2008. This, folks, is a horse that won't fly!
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a "significant portion" of the multi millions that Benedict-Ratzinger is paying has nothing to do with World Youth Day, but instead provides long-term benefits to the gambling industry. $7,000,000 of the money will go to expand the Australian Jockey Club, another $3,000,000 will go to support gambling expenses, another $10,000,000 will go toward repairing the racetrack.
Knowing that Newchurchers would be scandalized by this huge price-tag to support gambling interests (the Mafia?), Newchurch has prepared a "briefing paper" with "talking points" for Newchurch leaders in Australia to do damage-control and try to quell Australian Newchurchers' justified outrage against Benedict-Ratzinger. Benedict-Ratzinger deceived Newchurchers when he indicated that he would discontinue JPII's scandalous triennial World Youth Days, satirically called "Vatican Woodstocks," at which irreligious music was featured, and prophylactics were being handed out right under the very nose of JPII and Benedict-Ratzinger.
What is it about the Newchurch of the New Order that corrupts everything it touches?
The latest scandal involves the pastor of St. John Vianney in Brookfield, in the Newchurch archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Presbyter Len Van Vlaenderen was arrested December 7, 2007 and charged with possession of cocaine. The arrest report indicates that the presbyter's car was on a sidewalk, with Van Vlaenderen unconscious and unresponsive. Fire crews had to break a car window to gain access.
The police report related that Van Vlaenderen was asked whether he had been drinking. He said: "No. I am on heavy prescription medication." Later, he admitted to being under the influence of cocaine while driving. He is now under arrest for drugged driving and possession of illegal drugs.
It really seems that under Paul VI, JPII, and Benedict-Ratzinger, the caliber of the clergy has sunk into a bottomless pit, with presbyters and bishops on drugs, embezzling, and committing sex crimes, while the papal top dog essentially ignores everything, or in fact aids and abets the crimes. Could the handwriting on the Newchurch wall be any clear?
Sounds bizarre doesn't it? And yet it is true. How low the post-conciliar papacy has sunk! During a 1993 visit to Benin, Africa, JPII praised voodoo witch doctors. They have, he said, "a sense of the sacred, a belief in a single God Who is good." The Latin report read:
Mense Februario Wojtyla in Africam iter fecit, ubi "sacerdotes" cultus vuduismi convenit, quibus dixit eos legitime majoribus gratos esse pro "sensu sacri" quem tradiderunt, necnon pro "fide in unum Deum qui bonus sit," pro "sensu celebrationis," "existimatione vitae moralis" et "concordia in societate." Paulo post, in L'Osservatore Romano, "Magnus Deus," inquit, "et spiritus [vuduismi] identificantur cum Deo Christianorum et cum sanctis Ecclesiae Catholicae."
In the month of February Woytyla made a trip to Africa, where "priests" of the cult of voodoo assembled, to whom he said that they were properly grateful to their ancestors for "a sense of the sacred," which they handed down, especially for a "faith in one God Who is good," for a "sense of celebration," "an understanding of the moral life," and a "harmony in society".... A little later he said in L'Osservatore Romano, "The Great God and the spirit [of voodoo] are identified with the God of Christians and with the Saints of the Catholic Church."
And why should such blasphemy from Newchurch be any surprise? JPII's approval of voodoo is the natural conclusion of Modernism, according to which God is in every religion. All religions are, therefore, true, insofar as they join everyone with religious experience. No religion can be excluded, so that a cult of serpents and demons, the most sordid rites, and the use of curses and poisons, as one finds in voodoo, are to be rejoiced in as part of the "truth" of the New Order.
Good Catholics, the issue of the true Roman Catholic Faith is far more than anything a "Motu" Mess "approved" by its archenemy, the New Order, can "solve." Those who fall for the Great "Motu" Mess Hoax has to realize that they are also falling for the unCatholic belief of the Newchurch of the New Order -- and that includes the "truth" of voodoo.
Newchurchers have said "Over His Dead Body" to Benedict-Ratzinger's plans to have the remains of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina removed in September 2008 from his crypt in San Giovanni Rotondo in southern Italy to a newly-built Modernistic church nearby. Benedict-Ratzinger was told by locals that his plans to remove the remains was "persecution post mortem" and that he was risking a "popular revolt." The local Newchurchers have objected to the Modernistic architecture of the new church, claiming that has unacceptable Masonic symbolism, such as a triangular-shaped prayer hall. [Source: London Times]
Newchurch built a replacement cathedral in 2004 for the traditional San Giovanni Rotondo, where Padre Pio resided, and that new cathedral is thought to have Masonic elements. Of course, there is no surprise in this. The Chief Architect of the New Order was a Freemason presbyter, Hannibal Bugnini. Padre Pio, of course, had nothing to do with the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Novus Ordo service of 1969. He died before it came in, and he refused even to say the transitional "Masses" leading up to it, stating his opposition publicly to Paul VI.
Padre Pio was the Church's first priest to receive the Visible Stigmata, the Five Wounds of Christ. (St. Francis of Assisi, another noted stigmatist, was never a priest; he was ordained only as far as the diaconate.) For further information, click on FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (Catholic Apologetics) in the article "Padre Pio.")
Alfons Cardinal Stickler, of Austria, the oldest living cardinal, passed away on December 12, 2007. Although Stickler was an advocate of the Traditional Latin Mass, he, like all Newchurch cardinals, got a Novus Ordo funeral, complete with coffin on the ground and covered up with book, while Benedict-Ratzinger vests in the red of a martyr and refused to celebrate what he now calls the "Extraordinary Rite" for the old cardinal.
Before his retirement in May 1988, Stickler was Librarian of the Vatican Library and the Archivist of the Vatican Secret Archives. During his tenure Stickler continued the preservation and modernization of the Vatican Library, which not only is a repository of the world's richest collection of manuscripts (about 70,000) but also contains 1,000,000 printed books, roughly 150,000 copper engravings, and a very valuable coin collection, as well as one of the three oldest manuscripts of the Sacred Scriptures, the Codex Vaticanus. [Source: Kathpress]
Stickler did not have the courage of Alfredo Cardinal Ottaviani and Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, and did not speak out publicly, as they did, about the unCatholic and defective nature of the Novus Ordo service of 1969. Instead, Stickler affiliated himself with the false "authority" of the conciliar popes to reject Sacred Tradition and thereby joined them as an agents for the destruction of the Traditional Latin Mass that he claimed to support.
In effect, Stickler used the old, discounted "false obedience" argument: even if the pope acts in violation of Catholic teaching (as Benedict-Ratzinger has now admitted publicly was the case), you must follow him into error. This is most decidedly not the teaching of the Church. For further information, click on POPELIM: Limitations of Papal Authority to Change Sacred Tradition, From the Writings of Roman Catholic Popes, Councils, Saints, and Theologians.
Stickler was never consecrated as a bishop, but was merely installed by JPII on September 8, 1983, according to the New Ordinal of 1969, fabricated by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini and his Commission of Six Protestant Ministers. On May 12, 1996, Stickler celebrated the Vatican II "Mess of 1962" in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. The Newchurch cardinal of New York, John O'Connor, although originally approving the Mass, later declared that there would never be another "Mess of 1962" in New York when some Newchurchers told the press that the Novus Ordo service was not a true Mass. And it is that same invalid Novus Ordo service that Benedict-Ratzinger, in his Apostolic Letter Summorum pontificum of July 7, 2007, calls the "Ordinary Mass" of the Church.
In 1986 JPII appointed a Commission of nine cardinals to examine the legal status of the Traditional Latin Mass. The Commission, consisting of Agostino Cardinal Casaroli, Bernard Cardinal Gantin, Paul Augustin Cardinal Mayer, Antonio Cardinal Innocenti, Silvio Cardinal Oddi, Petro Cardinal Palazzini, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Anfons Cardinal Stickler, and Jozef Cardinal Tomko, was instructed to examine two questions:
The Commission unanimously determined that Pope Paul VI never gave the bishops the authority to forbid priests from celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass and that priests could not be obliged to celebrate the Novus Ordo service, because the bishops had no authority to forbid or place restrictions on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, whether in public or in private. For further information, click on INDULTS: "Indults" for the Modernized Vatican II Mass Of 1962 & Related Documents.
Nevertheless, neither Stickler not the other eight cardinals stood up for the courageous independent priests, such as Fr. Gommar DePauw, of New York, who as early as 1963 maintained their right to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass exclusively. Instead, Stickler stood up for the false "authority" of the corrupt post-conciliar popes, who punished those priests for what Benedict-Ratzinger now claims was always their right. Yet even Benedict-Ratzinger and his Newvatican continue to persecute them to this day. That is just one of many reasons why we Fathers call the "Motu" Mess a "Great Hoax"!
A presbyter persecuted by Newvatican has been awarded the Polish government's human-rights award. Tadeusz Isakowicz-Zaleski drew the ire of Newchurch authorities by documenting the collaboration between Newchurch clergy and the Polish Communist Secret Police. He has now been honored for "his courage in defending basic values and the truth."
The presbyter himself was brutally beaten twice by the Communist Secret Police. His book exposing the collaboration between Newchurch clergy and the Communist regime was published over the vehement objections of Krakow's current Newchurch cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, formerly the personal secretary of JPII.
As a result of the presbyter's investigations into the documents of the National Remembrance Repository, opened after the fall of the Communist regime in 1989, implications also arose about much Krakow's former Newchurch archbishop, Karol Woytyla, later JPII, himself cooperated with the Communist Secret Police. Polish historians have concluded that up to 20% of Woytyla's diocesan clergy were involved in collaboration with the atheistic Communists. Was he himself? [Source: Catholic World News]
Newchurch archbishop Celestino Migliore, Benedict-Ratzinger's Apostolic Nuncio to the United Nations, played rabbi during a visit to Temple Judea in south Fort Myers, Florida, on December 8, 2007. The supposedly "Catholic" archbishop carried the Jewish Torah in procession, a role that is reserved to rabbis. [Source: Southwest News-Press]
Benedict-Ratzinger himself has caused scandal even among Newchurchers by participating in services at Jewish synagogues that pray for the coming of the Messias. Benedict-Ratzinger's communicatio in sacris, that is, participating in the rites of non-Catholics, automatically brings the participant, according to Catholic moral theology, under suspicion of heresy. Moreover, praying for the coming of the Messias implies on Benedict-Ratzinger's part a denial of Our Lord Jesus Christ as the one and only Messias, which is a dogma of the Catholic Faith.
Ave Maria, the university dreamt up by Domino's Pizza founder, Thomas Monaghan, an avowed Newchurch conservative, has banned Benedict-Ratzinger's "Motu" Mess outright. This action is all the more ironic as Monaghan has received an award from Benedict-Ratzinger for his activities in support of Newchurch.
Like many conservative Newchurch institutions, this university engages in a scam with prospective donors, who are treated regularly to deceptive fundraising letters from Novus Ordo presbyters, like Joseph Fessio, that tout how "traditional" the university is. In reality, the university rejects traditional Catholicism. The new head of the Music Department is in the process of being fired for having ignored the university president's directive limiting sacred music in Latin to one Novus Ordo Latin service early Sunday mornings. Latin music is not to be sung at the other Sunday Messes. Kneelers at the cookie rail are also being moved out.
Good Catholics, beware of the Newchurch conservatives' fundraising ploys, which use the word "traditional" in a Novus Ordo sense. Frequently, groups that are subservient to the New Order don't reveal that fact to you, but play on the ignorance of traditional Catholics in order to extort donations from traditional Catholic. Our advice is to throw away all unsolicited mailings and donate principally to the local site that provides you with the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments. This is your first obligation in piety, as opposed to throwing your money away on deceptive pie-in-the-sky mailings from groups that you don't even know -- most of which are Novus Ordo affiliated -- but they don't tell you that!
The TRADITIO Network has been gifted with a copy of historic recordings of Pope Pius XII and Pope John XXIII celebrating Traditional Latin Rites: Easter Pontifical Mass, Opening of the Holy Door, Pater Noster, Canonization, Close of Vatican II, Sunday Angelus. This version, originally on LPs out of copyright, has been rendered into MP3 files. For further information, click on the Traditional Latin Mass, Office & Sacraments department in the Historical Recordings section.
Savvy marketers are praying on ignorant Newchurchers as an easy target for sacrilege. They're making vitamin-and-mineral water and selling it as Holy Drinking Water. They are claiming -- and they have bought off some Newchurch presbyters to agree with them --, that if you drink the water, it makes you holy. What a crock!
First of all, real Holy Water is not drunk, but aspersed upon the faithful, after an elaborate Latin blessing and exorcism from Catholic Tradition before the principal Mass on Sundays. The faithful may asperse themselves by using Holy Water from a stoop at the entrance to a church or in their homes. This aspersion is principally a sign of penitence.
The unholy water was invented by one Kenny Mazursky, who claims that the water possesses an energy field. The water is blessed by Novus Ordo presbyters with the assistance of Mazursky, who strikes a giant gong and Tibetan bowls during the "blessing." Mazursky takes advantage of the superstition of certain uneducated Newchurchers, who won't throw away anything with a religious image on it. Thus, they are suckers for unholy "refills."
What's next, unholy water "blessed" by E.T. the Extra-terrestrial?!
Another dirty little secret kept by the current Fellay administration of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) is that its priests are abandoning it to join the New Order. Well, why not? According to Fellay, the phony "Motu" Mess of the New Order is to be greeted with Te Deums and rosaries.
In an official archdiocesan press release of December 10, 2007, Newchurch archbishop Michael Sheehan, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, announced that former SSPX priest Carlos Gonzales has defected from the Society of St. Pius X and its Superior General, Bernie Fellay to Newchurch. Regular readers of these TRADITIO Commentaries from the Mailbox will remember Sheehan. At his Newchurch cathedral in Santa Fe, New Mexico, three CD players duct-taped to the bottom of pews blared out pornographic messages in the middle of a Novus Ordo service on February 21, 2007.
Gonzales was ordained by traditional Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and has now gone personally to Newrome to genuflect at the feet of Dario "Huckster" Hoyos' Ecclesia Dei Commission and to forswear Bernie Ratzinger -- sorry -- Fellay. In order to be accepted into Newchurch, Gonzales had to swear allegiance to Benedict-Ratzinger, the first traditionally-unconsecrated Bishop of Rome, and his archbishop, Michael "Porno" Sheehan.
Undoubtedly, more SSPX priests and parishes will sell out to the Newchurch of the New Order, which Fellay now cheers with Te Deums and rosaries.
I am interested in your perspective on John F. Kennedy's famous "religion" speech in 1960. Did he articulate traditional Catholic principles, or was his position Modernist and "Americanist"?
The Fathers Reply.
Basically, Kennedy restated Our Lord's principle in Sacred Scripture, as developed principally by the Great Doctor of the Church, St. Augustine, in his most influential work, De Civitate Dei, that the ecclesiastical and the civil have their own just areas of activity, established by God. There is some overlap, to be sure, but in most cases each stays separate from the other. The question of issues of God's Natural Law (such as involves abortion and "gay" marriage, for instance) take precedence over both.
We doubt that Kennedy would have approved abortion or "gay" marriage, not because of what any pope had to say about, but because of what God said about them.
As readers of the TRADITIO Network's Commentaries from the Mailbox are aware, we are following closely the developments in the Anglican Church (called the Episcopalian Church in the United States), which bear such a strong resemblance to what is happening in the Newchurch of the New Order that falsely calls itself "Catholic." The traditional Episcopalians are getting fed up with being shoveled Modernist doctrines that aren't Christian or Biblical. Well, finally the Episcopalian diocese in San Joaquin (Fresno), California, numbering 8500 Episcopalians and 47 congregations, have courageously echoed the words of Howard Beale in Paddy Chayefsky's satire, Network:
I'm as mad as Hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore. I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell -- "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!" Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad! You've got to say, "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
After the ordination of women as priestesses, the final straw for traditional Anglicans was the "consecration" in 2003 as bishop of an Episcopalian "priest," Gene Robinson, who was openly living with a "gay" lover. The "mainstream" liberalist Episcopalians, always paragons of Christian charity, then rubbed salt into the wound of the traditional Anglicans by electing Katharine Jefferts-Schori, a bishopess, as their president. Bishopess Jefferts-Schori supports ordaining "partnered gays and lesbians." Traditional Anglicans worldwide then began to move toward leaving the "mainstream" liberalist Church, which they claim is not even Christian, by large majorities. The Episcopalians of the San Joaquin diocese voted overwhelmingly (85%-15% among the laity, 91%-9% among the clergy) to leave the liberalist "mainstream" Anglican Church.
In the stand for Christian doctrine, San Joaquin is the first full diocese to leave the "mainstream" organization and to affiliate with an independent traditional Anglican organization, but it won't be the last diocese to leave. In the United States, about 55 traditional Episcopalian parishes, out of more than 7,000 around the country, have left the "mainstream" Church since 2003. Three other dioceses have taken initial steps toward leaving "mainstream" Church: Fort Worth, Texas; Quincy, Illinois; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "We have leadership in the Episcopal[ian] Church that has drastically and radically changed directions," said a local diocesan spokesman. "They have pulled the rug out from under us. They've started teaching something very different, something very new and novel, and it's impossible for us to follow a leadership that has so drastically reinvented itself."
Displaying the hypocrisy that characterizes liberal religionists, Bishopess Jefferts Schori threatened San Joaquin Bishop John-David Schofield. She is shaking in her pants that she is going to lose the diocese's multimillion-dollar real estate holdings and other assets. You know these liberalists: they claim to be for the poor, but all they care about is money and the power that it brings! [Source: Associated Press]
Good Catholics, these traditional Episcopalians are suffering exactly what traditional Catholics have suffered. Yet they, both clergy and laity, have been courageous enough to stand up for Scripture and Tradition, whereas many traditional Catholics have not. Instead, they have been all too eager to sell out to such ruses as Benedict-Ratzinger's Great "Motu" Mess Hoax, his Modernist theology based on that of his bosom-buddies Hans Kung and Karl Rahner, and his pagan moral code that allows presbyters and bishops to rape Newchurch children with impunity. Can Newchurch priestesses and bishopesses be far behind?
The one thing that you can always count on from the conciliar popes is hypocrisy. Paul VI lamented the loss of Latin, all the while it was his signature on the documents that did it. JPII lamented the lack of sacredness in the Novus Ordo service and then introduced "Clown" Messes in Newrome. Benedict-Ratzinger laments "materialistic ways of celebrating Christmas" and then buys himself a new Mercedes as a Christmas present!
On the Second Sunday of Advent, December 9, 2007, Benedict-Ratzinger appeared on the papal balcony to criticize "materialistic" ways of celebrating Christmas. "The way of living out, and perceiving, Christmas unfortunately quite often suffers from a materialistic mentality," Benedict-Ratzinger said. Fair enough, but then what does he himself do: he buys an expensive Christmas present for himself!
Yes, Benedict-Ratzinger, who has come under fire for his expensive taste in clothes, such as red Prada shoes and Gucci sunglasses, has just bought himself a new Mercedes-Benz "popemobile." Popes have traditionally been carried aloft in the papal sedia gestatoria, so that the people can see them, but Benedict-Ratzinger, like his conciliar predecessors, has dumped that tradition, which goes back to the very beginning of the Church in classical Roman times.
The Mercedes is custom made by Daimler-Benz and painted in "Vatican mystic white" (is Daimler-Benz getting some cut from the Vatican about this?). According to the automotive-industry publication Edmund Insideline, Benedict-Ratzinger is planning to give his weekly Wednesday address from the vehicle. Apparently, he is dumping the traditional Vatican balcony venue as well. [Source: Associated Press]
The stupidity of using such a vehicle was underscored when a German Newchurcher tried to jump into the open vehicle with the pope! Since JPII, the weekly papal audiences have become a joke. JPII introduced entertainment by clowns. Benedict-Ratzinger has now turned them into fashion shows.
Newchurch bishop Jerome Listecki, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, put on his kipah to worship as a Jew in the local synagogue, Congregation Sons of Abraham. Apparently, Listecki considers himself a son of Abraham rather than a co-heir with Christ. Listecki actively prayed as a Jew from the fourth row while Rabbi Saul Prombaum led the service. It's getting to be that these Newchurch bishops can't make up their minds whether they're Christians or Jews. Recently, a deceased French cardinal had requested a Jewish funeral service.
The La Crosse diocese has had the ignominy of some of worst bishops in Newchurch. The infamous Raymond "Bully" Burke, Listecki's predecessor, was transferred out to St. Louis by Benedict-Ratzinger because Burke had stirred up the ire the diocese's Newchurchers by a massive cover-up of his presbyters' sex crimes and by "consecrating" a surgically-altered "transgendered man" as a Newchurch "nun." It's the old ploy of promovature ut amoveatur: promote him so that you can get rid of him!
Yes, good Catholics, Newchurch's sex crimes have permeated even the U.S. military. The Military Times reports that a Newchurch Marine presbyter-chaplain, infected with a fatal venereal disease, engaged in "consensual and non-consensual sex with other military men without disclosing his condition." The Newchurch chaplain was charged with five crimes: sodomy, aggravated assault, indecent assault, fraternization, and conduct unbecoming a military officer. The Newchurch chaplain inseminated his fatal disease for three years at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, for three years with Naval Forces Europe, and for three years on a guided-missile cruiser.
The Marines acted with all deliberate speed to convene a court-martial on December 6, 2007, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Before the court-martial could sit, however, Lee pled guilty to eleven crimes, including raping and assaulting two midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, coercing a Marine corporal to take nude photographs of him in the context of a "counseling" session, and knowingly passing along the HIV virus to an Air Force lieutenant colonel. One of the midshipman was underage, and presbyter Lee plied him with liquor to get him to "cooperate." Lee pled guilty because he faced a life sentence without the possibility of parole if the case had gone to trial.
Good Catholics, what must be most disgusting to you is that this Newchurch presbyter propositioned his victims when they came to him for "counseling." The military judge made Lee acknowledge that he knew that his superior rank as a lieutenant commander affected the situation. The lead prosecutor, Major Derek Brostek, called Lee a "predator" and a selfish man who had little regard for military good order and discipline, citing a picture taken at his office in the Naval Academy's Bancroft Hall that showed a naked Lee standing in front of a crucifix.... [Lee] preyed on the weak ones under guise of helping them." Such is the filthy immorality of all too many Newchurch presbyters.
In contrast to the U.S. Navy's swift and decisive action, the response of the Newchurch archbishop of Washington, D.C., Donald Wuerl, pales by comparison. He simply removed the presbyter's "faculties" to simulate the Novus Ordo service. Marines 1, Newchurch 0.1. Lee is only one of more than 25 Newchurch presbyters in the military chaplaincy who have been charged with sex crimes. "We believe that the problem may be worse in the military than in other dioceses," said the national director of a victims of Newchurch presbyters group.
I know that U.S. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is a Mormon and that we should pray for his conversion to the true Catholic Faith, but I couldn't help recalling that in 1960, U.S. President John Kennedy gave a speech that has been called the inspiration for Mitt Romney's speech on December 6, 2007. Catholic Kennedy even had to give this speech because some people were afraid that the pope (at the time John XXIII) would be running the White House. Doesn't this show the respect and almost fear of the papacy that some had before the Second Vatican Council, even from a "friendly" figure such as John XXIII.
This history showed that Catholics were viewed as being Catholics first and Americans second. When you attain public office in a country, your religion should guide you, but not rule the country. This is not to say that an American should not be subject, under the limitations of Catholic theology, to a true pope, but the United States is a country constitutionally founded on freedom of religion. Thus the conundrum.
Today we cannot even get supposed bishops to revere and respect the pope, so why would public officials, especially in light of Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal? JPII did absolutely nothing to punish or excommunicate his own criminal presbyters and bishops, and the bishops and cardinals that hid the criminals. Could you imagine what Pope St. Pius X, Pius XII, or any other pope worthy of the title would do if any of this had happened under his watch?
U.S. Presidential candidate Rudy Guiliani has said: "Archbishops are entitled to their opinion." Can you imagine a Catholic in pre-Vatican II days saying that? If anyone needs to know what the power of the papacy was before Vatican II, which is lost now, all he has to do is look at the Kennedy Speech from 1960.
The Fathers Reply.
We don't have to guess what a pope worthy of the title would do. We know what a Pope-Saint in fact did in such a case. When it was reported to Pope St. Pius V, the same pope who canonized in perpetuity the Catholic and Apostolic Roman Mass in accordance with the decrees of the dogmatic Council of Trent, that some priests were engaging in immoral acts under his watch, he issued a terse Papal Bull on the matter, stating that these individuals weren't worthy of being called priests, were "defrocked," and were immediately turned over to the civil authorities for imprisonment, and even death, in some cases.
Consequently, you don't recollect hearing about a Great Sex Scandal during Pope St. Pius V's reign, do you? We have called upon Benedict-Ratzinger to do the same thing that his saintly predecessor did. Newpope won't, of course, because he is personally implicated in crimes of immorality himself, as he has never ceased to aid and abet the rampant rape of children by his Newchurch presbyters and bishops and allows thorough cover-up artists like Roger "Rogue" Mahony of Los Angeles and Francis "Foul" George of Chicago to remain in office. Benedict-Ratzinger must be laughing in his German beer at the stupidity of the Newchurchers in letting him get away with his immorality that stinks to high heaven.
Roger Mahony, Newchurch archbishop of Los Angeles, is now beginning to feel the just consequences of his aiding and abetting of sex crimes. He wouldn't report to the police his scores of presbyters who were raping children, but when one of the sex-crime victims told Mahony himself, "You will be sorry," Mahony scuttled off to the police, "Give me a restraining order!" Mahony, who is generally held to be responsible for the cover-up of rampant sex crimes against children by his presbyters, was recently punched by the victim and kicked after he fell to the ground. The cardinal wimpered that he was badly bruised by the attack.
Mahony should instead thank God that he was forced to feel an infinitesimal part of the pain that he has caused hundreds of children by personally assigning known sex criminals to his parishes in the Los Angeles archdiocese. Perhaps the justice of God will find Mahony one night in a dark alley and subject him to exactly the kind of rape that he has perpetrated on children through his criminal neglect.
Newchurch presbyter Michael Baker was a key part of Archbishop Roger Mahony's fight to withhold records from civil authorities so that two hundred of his presbyter-rapists of 500 children (a lowball number) could get off scot free. Mahony was implicated when Baker finally pled guilty on December 3, 2007, to twelve felonies of raping children and was sentenced to over ten years in prison. One woman told Baker from the stand: "You're going straight to hell, to Satan."
Baker, after having raped twenty children in his 26 years as a presbyter, immediately reported his problem to Roger Mahony in 1986, when Mahony became Newchurch archbishop of Los Angeles. Instead of alerting police, Mahony moved Baker around to serve at nine other Newparishes, where he raped other children. When civil authorities tried to protect the children, Mahony kept Baker's "problem" secret time after time. When the U.S. Supreme Court ordered Mahony to turn over Baker's records, Mahony lied by supplying a phony name for the presbyter. Mahony didn't bat an eye when Baker performed a gruesome, secret ceremony at the altar of St. Columbkille's in which he mingled the blood of his victim with his own. Baker raped another child in the rectory of the Newchurch parish. The chief prosecutor said that the investigation was not over and that Baker can be charged with more felonies.
The real question, however, is when the prosecutor will have the guts to charge the real felon in this matter, Roger Mahony and his supporter, Benedict-Ratzinger, who hides in Newrome under the veil of "diplomatic immunity." Mahony could have stopped the twenty rapes by turning Baker over at the beginning. Yet Benedict-Ratzinger continues his Newchurch's policy of shielding corrupt prelates by maintaining them in the offices that they have desecrated. Thereby, under Catholic moral theology and civil law, Benedict-Ratzinger becomes just as guilty as Baker and Mahony. The "Motu" pope of the New Order is a multiple rapist. [Source: Los Angeles Times]
The continuing sex crimes in Newchurch, abetted by such Newchurch prelates as Roger Mahony, of Los Angeles, would be stopped overnight if the prelates themselves got some of what they are dishing out to children. Well, now one has had a taste of what it feels like to be assaulted.
Roger Mahony, Newchurch Cardinal of Los Angeles, who has earned the eponynm "Rogue" for his aiding and abetting the sex crimes of his Newchurch presbyters since 1985, was physically assaulted in October 2007 by an apparent victim of a sex crime in Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal. The aggrieved man recognized Mahony, berated him, and knocked him to the ground. Mahony had been forced by the courts to pay out damages approaching one billion dollars to victims. The man assaulted Mahony near Mahony's multi-million-dollar pagan cathedral, known as the Taj Mahony. Mahony felt the pain for a month -- a comparatively short time compared to the lifelong pain that the victim will suffer. Mahony merits being turned over to Roman authorities for thirty deadly lashes and crucifixion!
Mahony had come under fire from victims, who said he moved Newchurch presbyter sex-criminals to different parishes and then blocked efforts in court to keep records of crimes and suspect presbyters secret. Mahony has been accused of mismanaging the scandal by not removing sooner presbyters who were sexually abusing children. That lack of action has damaged Newchurch's reputation even further and has led to calls for Benedict-Ratzinger to sack Mahony. To date, however, Benedict-Ratzinger himself has joined in the Great Scandal by supporting the likes of Mahony, Bernard Law of Boston, and Francis George of Chicago. [Source: Los Angeles Daily News]
An Italian company, McKay & Sisters, which started on December 5, 2007, a service of furnishing subscribers with "virtual" prayer cards to cell phones, was accused by Newvatican of -- can you believe this? -- "blasphemy." Newchurch bishop Lucio Soravito De Franceschi, a spokesman on doctrinal matters at Newvatican, proclaimed: "It is a blasphemous idea that will horrify the true faithful."
Really? It certain doesn't horrify us traditional Roman Catholic priests. The company furnishes three images of Saints a week. Apparently, to the Catholic-challenged Newchurch, pornographic images and obscene rock dial-tones go by unchallenged, while pictures of Saints for prayer and mediation are out!
The director of the company dismissed Newchurch's response. "I had the idea from my mother who always puts a prayer card in her bag before travelling," she said. "I don't think it is scandalous or blasphemous at all. We have had saint and prayer cards for more than 600 years and we will always continue to have them." We Fathers agree. [Source: UK Telegraph]
Good Catholics, Newchurch is once again exposed for the antiCatholic institution that it has become.
This case shows the real story behind the "Motu" Mess: Newchurch doesn't want it; it's merely a publicity hoax.
Joseph Logrip, Newchurch pastor of Sts. Philip & James Church in Exton, has announced that Justin Rigali, Newchurch archbishop of Philadelphia, has asked him to cancel the Solemn Vatican II "Motu" Mess of 1962 that was scheduled in St. Mary Chapel for the Feast of the Epiphany 2008. Logrip has, accordingly, canceled the Mess and, in addition, has suspended indefinitely the plans for the monthly celebration of the "Motu" Mess there.
Good Catholics, we all know who has the power in Newchurch. (No, silly, it's not the pope!) It's the local bishop, who must do lip-service to Newrome, but Newrome under JPII and Benedict-Ratzinger is a toothless tiger. And both of these conciliar popes have admitted as much.
From: The Fathers
A Los Angeles woman has received half a million dollars in damages from the Newchurch archdiocese of Los Angeles because she was raped as a teenager by seven Newchurch presbyters, one of whom fathered her illegitimate child in a Los Angeles-area Novus Ordo temple. The presbyter then suggested that his victim get an abortion.
One of the rapist presbyters fled to the Philippines to avoid prosecution, where the Newchurch archdiocese paid him off to stay. In no fewer than three letters, the archdiocese also threatened its presbyter "not to reveal the source of the payments." Roger "Rogue" Mahony, the corrupt Newchurch archbishop of Los Angeles, refused to make a specific statement or to reveal the whereabouts of the criminal presbyters.
The victim once planned to become a Newchurch nun, but now she is an atheist. She said that she lost her Faith because of Newchurch's callousness. "I thought that [New]church would make everything okay, that they would punish them," she said. "After [New]church showed me that they didn't care about what happened, I realized what they were really about, that they were more like a business. They have no fear of God." [Source: Associated Press]
Good Catholics, this victim of Newchurch certainly got that right! Newchurch and its corrupt prelates, right up to the top in Newrome, have lost their Catholic Faith. For them, Newchurch is reduced to mere power and money, dressed in a "Motu" Mess. Benedict-Ratzinger even sent out his Secretary of State to the United States to tell the child-victims that they were responsible, not the presbyters! It's time for "Roman Catholics" to use the device of their wise and zealous predecessors and throw Benedict-Ratzinger and his corrupt bishops into the Tiber!
Two priestess of Newchurch simulated their first Novus Ordo Mess on December 1, 2007, in the form of a "Golf Mess," one of those Novus Ordo services held on the evening of the Jewish Sabbath, Saturday, instead of on the Christian Lord's Day, Sunday. Rose Marie Hudson and Elsie McGrath, from the Newchurch organization called Roman Catholic Women Priests, were recently "installed" by the Novus Ordo Ordinal of 1969 in St. Louis, Missouri. A hundred Newchurchers attended their first concelebrated Mess. Newchurch archbishop Raymond Burke, of St. Louis, has as yet taken no action against the presbyteresses. [Source: Fox News]
Already Novus Ordo priestess are simulating Mess across the United States and elsewhere, sometimes publicly, as here, sometimes secretly with the knowledge and support of certain Newchurch bishops. Much more common is the arrangement where a communion service is conducted by "extraordinary ministreses" in Newparishes that lack a presbyter. This is the intermediate step before the use of presbyteresses becomes a normal practice in Newchurch.
A Connecticut Newchurch presbyter who stole $1,300,000 from his Newchurch collection plate to support a life of luxury was sentenced by a U.S. federal court on December 4, 2007, to 37 months in prison. Michael Jude Fay was also was ordered to pay $1 million in restitution. Fay, who pled guilty to a federal fraud charge in September 2007, set up secret bank accounts to embezzle the collection-plate to his personal use.
Fay, who was the Newchurch pastor St. John Church in Darien, Connecticut, used Newchurch money to buy a condominium, to travel around the world, for limousines, stays at top hotels around the world, and jewelry and clothing from Italy. The presbyter shopped at Bergdorf Goodman and Nordstrom, drove a Jaguar, attended a sports club, bought jewelry from Cartier, spent $130,000 for limousine rides for himself and his mother, and stayed at hotels such as the Ritz Carlton, Hotel De Paris, and the Four Seasons Hotel. Fay has repaid only $280,000 of the $1,300,000 stolen. [Source: Associated Press]
Good Catholics, U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton certainly got the message. She addressed the pilfering presbyter from the bench, saying "The sentence is a message that not even the collar can protect you from prison." Imagine how Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal would have been nipped in the bud if Benedict-Ratzinger and his bishop cover-up agents had had that attitude!
One thing that you can count on Benedict-Ratzinger for: if you are a malfeasant, incompetent, child-raping bishop, you won't get fired. Just how bad does a bishop have to be to get fired by the head of Newchurch? Allowing hundreds of your presbyters (and yourself?) to rape thousands of children is not enough. Paying out $1,500,000,000 in damages is not enough. The alienation of hundreds of millions of dollars of Church property is not enough.
It is a matter of Newchurch law that alienation of Church property requires the approval of the pope. Well, that's no problem. Benedict-Ratzinger and his hand-picked point man for this affair, the Communist Newcardinal Claudio Hummes, was only too happy to have Newvatican sign off on $200,000,000 worth of closures of churches, schools, and convents in Los Angeles to pay the damage bill. His agent in Los Angeles, Newcardinal Roger "Rogue" Mahony has literally thrown kids out of their schools and thrown his Newchurch nuns out onto the streets. [Source: National Catholic Reporter]
So, the victims have been victimized twice, once by Mahony and now by Benedict-Ratzinger. One fed-up Newchurch commentator in Los Angeles wrote for the National Catholic Reporter that Mahony's record on sex crimes as Newchurch bishop of Stockton (1980-1985) and as archbishop of Los Angeles (1985-) has been dismal, going on to say that it is an outrage that Mahony passes himself off as a friend to the victims.Benedict-Ratzinger is as yet an unindicted co-conspirator with Mahony in this criminality. One of these days, Deo adiuvante, a civil court will hold his corrupt administration liable given the failure Newchurch to do so. Maybe then he and his buddy-in-crime Mahony themselves will be thrown out onto the streets, and we can get a pope and an archbishop of Los Angeles worthy of the office.
From: John, TRADITIO's Eastern Correspondent
Yesterday I was passing through Istanbul Airport en route from Ercan in North Cyprus to Bombay, and as there was a seven-hour wait at the airport, I took a taxi to the Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople at Istanbul and reached at about 12 noon. There was a large gathering in front of St. George's Cathedral comprising lay persons, orthodox priests wearing round hats, Newchurch presbyters and three bishops in purple.
I recognized an Indian presbyter and learnt from him that Walter Kasper, the Newchurch cardinal who heads Benedict-Ratzinger's Council for Promoting Christian Unity, was on a visit there. A Greek Orthodox priest confirmed that Kasper's mission was a failure: there that is no pact between the Eastern Orthodox and Modernist Rome in the offing.
The Fathers Reply.
Kasper confirmed the validity of your eyewitness report to TRADITIO readers in his message to the cardinals meeting in Newrome. He sated that "obstacles and challenges remain": Newvaticanese for "they told us to go pound sand!" The pope did not announce any further "oecumenical" initiatives. It appears that this nonsense is finally dead, at least until his successor is elected.
As has been reported in the TRADITIO Commentaries previously, Kasper is a rabid oecumenist, who has earned the derisive moniker "Kasper the Oecumenical-friendly Ghost." The Eastern Orthodox are looking with increasing horror on what they see as an abandonment by Newrome of the catholic and apostolic faith since the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). Many Eastern Orthodox communities have broken from the Oecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and refused to admit Newchurch clergy into their churches.
On November 30, 2007, Newvatican released Benedict-Ratzinger's second encyclical letter Spe Salvi. True to Modernist form, it is 75-pages of rambling, in which the heretic Jesuit Henri de Lubac is quoted. Benedict-Ratzinger is well known for his association with heretics, such as Hans Kung, whose license to teach theology was revoked by Paul VI (after which he joined the Freemasons and excommunicated himself), and Karl Rahner, who was silenced for heresy by John XXIII. Kung has several times been invited into papal councils by Benedict-Ratzinger.
In his new encyclical letter, Benedict-Ratzinger secularizes the theological, that is, God-centered, virtue of hope (spes) and begins to tie Newvatican into radical environmentalist movements like "hug a tree" and "save the whales." It is rumored that for his third encyclical letter, Benedict-Ratzinger will try to dictate scientific theory to the world and embrace the silliness of Albert Gore's "global warming" politics. Maybe Benedict-Ratzinger's next move will be into Freemasonry? With these post-conciliar popes, who knows what craziness they will next embrace.
Newcardinal Dario Hoyos, the Benedict-Ratzinger's President of the "Ecclesia Dei" Commission has declared that Newvatican will not rescind the excommunications of the Society of St. Pius X until the SSPX accepts the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). Hoyos also confirmed that Benedict-Ratzinger will not himself simulate the "Motu" Mess because "the time was not ripe." [Source: Swiss News Agency Apic]
Who cares? Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre took pride in the fact that he was excommunicated from Newchurch, since he wanted to be no part of the unCatholic Newchurch institution, which Ratzinger, whom the Archbishop then called "not a Catholic, now heads. Fellay, Galarreta, Tissier, and Williamson, as well as the rank and file of the SSPX, should all take pride in their excommunication from the Newchurch of the New Order.
Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, which was objected to by several Fundamentalist Protestant groups and members of the Newchurch cult known as Opus Dei, is reportedly doing a flip-flop in his new novel under way, The Solomon Key. (For further information on Opus Dei, click on FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (Catholic Apologetics) in the article "Opus Dei.")
Brown's new book is set to lift the veil on mysterious Freemasonic symbols carved into the very fabric of the historic streets and buildings of the U.S. capital. The Freemasons of Washington, D.C., are on edge. Brown "had a contact with us but then cut it short. We are all sitting around waiting for his book to come out but nobody knows what he's going to say," said the Grandmaster-elect of Washington D.C.'s Grand Lodge.
The first U.S. President, after whom the city is named, George Washington, was a Freemason, as were his fellow Founding Fathers James Madison and Benjamin Franklin, as well as James Hoban, the architect of the White House. The broad steps, stone sphinxes, and colonnades of a Masonic temple dominate a corner of 16th Street near the city center, one of a number of Masonic lodges in the capital, and just a stone's throw from the White House. The city's streets themselves are laid out in the shape of secret Masonic signs. If you take an aerial view of Washington, you cannot but see the perfect square and the compass which are the universal symbols of Freemasonry.
The shape of a square and compass is also formed by drawing a line on the map between two of the city's major landmarks, the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial, and along the walls of the White House and the Jefferson Memorial. At the center of these stands the George Washington monument, a vast brick obelisk. Inside the Capitol building, which sits at the dead center of the square city boundaries, lies a cornerstone laid by George Washington himself, dressed in his ceremonial apron, in a Masonic ritual in 1793. [Source: AFP]
And what about George Washington himself, the man whom Pope Leo XIII His Encyclical Letter Longinque oceani of January 6, 1895, highly praised and called "The Great Washington"? It was a long tradition among the Negro slaves of the Washington plantation and those of the surrounding area that the U.S.'s first President died a convert to Catholicism. The story is that Fr. Leonard Neale, S.J., was called to Mount Vernon from St. Mary's Mission across the Piscatawney River four hours before Washington's death. Washington's body servant, Juba, is authority for the fact that the General made the Sign of the Cross at meals. He may have learned this from his Catholic lieutenants, Stephen Moylan or John Fitzgerald. At Valley Forge, Washington forbade the burning in effigy of the Pontiff on "Pope's Day." Several times as President he is reported to have slipped into a Catholic church to hear Sunday Mass.
An elderly man wearing a kipah approached the car of a senior Greek Orthodox clergyman returning from a meeting at a government office in Jerusalem, and knocked on the car window. When the clergyman let the window down, the passerby spat in his face. The clergyman said that he was used to being spat at by Jews. According to the Jerusalem Post, many Christian clergy in Jerusalem have been subjected to anti-Christian bigotry and violence of this kind.
One Sunday a fracas developed when a yeshiva student spat at the Cross being carried by the Armenian Archbishop during a procession near the Holy Sepulchre. The archbishop's 17th-century Cross was broken during the brawl. An official of Israel's Religious Affairs Ministry on Christian Affairs admits that there has been an increase in the number of such incidents recently. "I know Christians who lock themselves indoors during the entire Purim holiday," he says. "I'm sure the phenomenon would end as soon as rabbis and well-known educators denounce it. In practice, rabbis of yeshivas ignore or even encourage it," anti-Christian bigotry and violence. The Jerusalem mayor's advisor admitted that he himself was spat at while walking with a Serbian Orthodox bishop in the Jewish quarter near his home. "A group of yeshiva students spat at us, and their teacher just stood by and watched."
Abraham Foxman, the director of the Jewish Anti Defamation League, should turn his attention away from attacking traditional Catholic Mel Gibson and start speaking out against the anti-Christian bigotry of his own people! As for Benedict-Ratzinger, who has worshipped publicly as pope in Jewish synagogues, his dirty little secret of false "oecumenism" is out. Jews are spitting on him and his Newchurch, just as they do on the more traditional Pope Pius XII, who did more to help the Jews in World War II than any other monarch of Europe.
St. Frances Cabrini Newparish in the Newchurch Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has announced its plans "publicly [to] bless the relationships of same-sex couples." The public announcement went on to represent chastity as a form of "oppression." The parish, under the authority of Newchurch archbishop Harry Flynn, will introduce "a gay/lesbian perspective in catechesis at all levels, including elementary school age."
Within the last year, Flynn personally appointed as pastor of the Newchurch parish presbyter Leo Tibesar, who is a national leader in the pro-"gay" lobbying organization Dignity. Tibesar is also a longstanding figure in Flynn's archdiocesan programs preparing couples for "gay" marriage. One Newchurch presbyter admitted: "We have people within our own ranks, wolves in sheep's clothing, who are not only not authentic Catholics, but are working on an anti-Catholic agenda from within the Church." [Source: LSN]
Good Catholics, one of those "wolves in sheep's clothing" has proven to be Benedict-Ratzinger himself. After all, it was the "Motu" pope who "softened up" Newchurch's position on homosexual acts and allowed "gays" into Newchurch seminaries after a only year or two of "chastity." Thus, it wasn't going to be long before Newchurch parishes began to understand Newpope's pro-"gay" subtext and started "blessing" perverted unions. Coming soon to the Newchurch parish in your neighborhood.
As Pope Pius IX is one of my favorite popes, it saddened me to hear that Benedict-Ratzinger supposedly wore Pius's papal tiara. Since Newpope has no papal tiara on his coat of arms and is pushing to get rid of the primacy of the pope in favor of a "shared papacy" with the schismatic Eastern Orthodox and the heretical Anglicans, his action seems to be mocking the papacy represented by Pope Pius IX, that is, the papacy of Tradition. Do you think that this move was done to sucker in traditional Catholics?
The Fathers Reply.
We think that Benedict-Ratzinger has suckered quite a few in with his "Janus Deception." You remember the old Roman god Janus, who faced in both directions. The conservative Newchurchers look at one face of Benedict-Ratzinger as some great "traditionalist" for his Great "Motu" Mess Hoax. The Modernist Newchurchers look at his other face as some great "oecumenist," adulterating the Catholic Faith to please Protestants, Jews, and Mohammedans. Even a number of leaders and members in the Society of St. Pius X have fallen for this ploy. They seem too benighted to look at the face on the other side to see that in fact they have been suckered!
It seems that when the eye of American justice was focused squarely on Tod "Bunko" Brown, Newchurch bishop of Orange, California, Brown blinked. The judge summoned Brown to appear in public court to show cause why he should not be held in contempt of court for harassing his sex-crime victims and for spiriting off his second-in-command to a mental hospital in Canada so that he would not be able to testify against Brown in court.
How much was the cover-up of his contempt worth to Brown? Nearly $7,000,000 apparently. "When it became obvious that they were really going to have to have a contempt hearing and that ... the bishop was going to have to testify, there was no way they were going to let that happen."
It's ironic that Novus Ordo "bishops" demand unconditional obedience to their "decrees" and "directives," while they themselves continue in stark disobedience to their own "head" bishop. I'm referring in this particular instance to the unambiguous encyclical of John XXIII (who in fact, at least by his writings, should be considered a "traditional" pope), which categorically and unequivocally mandated the use of Latin not only in the Mass itself (which he clearly understood in the traditional, not the Novus Ordo, sense), but also in the administration of all the Sacraments, as well as in official Church communications.
Of course, the Novus Order "bishops," in the "spirit of Vatican II" (no further comment necessary), simply ignored not only Tradition, but the strict command of John XXIII himself. Obviously, what's incumbent upon the sheep, i.e., obedience to disobedience, is totally discretionary for the "shepherds," who've obviously been granted a license to disobey true Catholic authority at will.
Since Latin is essentially no longer taught in Novus Ordo "seminaries," and obviously neither is the Catholic religion, what exactly are today's Novus Ordo "presbyters" instructed in, other than false oecumenism, diversity, tolerance (for everything except Tradition), and a disdain for the Catholic Church?
The Fathers Reply.
More than that, those who have gotten all tingly about Benedict-Ratzinger's Great "Motu" Mess Hoax conveniently forget the directives that their "Blessed" John XXIII left in his Apostolic Constitution Veterum sapientia, also promulgated in 1962 as a solemn papal bull before the College of Cardinals assembled, which required Catholic seminaries to teach all religious courses in Latin and required a minimum of seven years' study of classical and ecclesiastical Latin authors.
Now one "indult" society wants to give Novus Ordo presbyters, who wouldn't know Martial from Madonna, a "quickie" weekender so that they can simulate the Bugninized/Modernized Vatican II "Mess of 1962." What a joke! Especially since these presbyters aren't even ordained; they are merely "installed" by Bugnini's Novus Ordo Ordinal of 1969.
A neighbor gave me a Sunday bulletin from my local Novus Ordo parish, which is in the Chicago Newchurch archdiocese. (I myself attend only the fully Traditional Latin Mass at an independent traditional Catholic chapel.) I got a chuckle out of an announcement in the bulletin, which reads as follows:
Day of Prayer and Renewal for Divine Savior Parish
Feast of Christ the King [New Calendar]
Sunday, November 25th, 2007
11:30 AM Mass celebrated in Latin (Novus Ordo)
With readings in English, Italian, Polish
I have no idea whether anything but the standard throw-away missalette in English is available there. So, with three readings per Mess, that's nine readings one must sit through, assuming that they are not also read in Novus Ordo Latin!
A recent article in a local paper made mention that the Chicago Newchurch archdiocese now simulates the Novus Ordo service in no fewer than 22 vernaculars: Assyrian, Cantonese, Croatian, Czech, Filipino, French, German, Eritrean, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Lao, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. I have to wonder whether the Francis George's cathedral will improve on my local parish and repeat its Novus Ordo readings in 22 languages!
In what appears to be the first round of crackdowns on Novus Ordo presbyters who simulate the "Motu" Mess exclusively, an Italian bishop has suspended three Novus Ordo presbyters who refused to simulate the Novus Ordo service on Sunday, but simulated only the "Motu" Mess. In accordance with Benedict-Ratzinger's Summorum pontificum, Bishop Renato Corti suspended presbyters Alberto Secci, Stefano Coggiola, and Marco Pizzocchi, who refused to simulate the Novus Ordo service and would simulate nothing but the "Motu" Mess. [Source: La Stampa]
As the TRADITIO Network pointed out in a detailed Commentary when Summorum pontificum was first released, its terms are so confused, contradictory, and downright wrong that it was bound to cause problems and controversy. Many Newchurch bishops have had to redefine its terms just to make any sense of it.
And now an Italian diocese outside Genoa has stopped the use of any "Motu" Mess until Benedict-Ratzinger can issue a document that is clear, accurate, and non-contradictory. The Vicar General has issued an instruction that until the conditions permitting the "Motu" Mess are "sufficiently clarified," no church in the diocese is permitted to simulate the "Motu" Mess.
Moreover, the Vicar General stated: "The Latin Mass [by which he apparently means the 'Motu' Mess, not the Novus Ordo in Latin] was a concession by the pope; it is supposed to unite, it cannot become a way to proselytize or to please those motivated by nostalgia." [Source: Il Giornale]
Reports from Rome held that on November 26, 2007, Benedict-Ratzinger appeared in public wearing Pius IX's papal tiara. This "fashion statement" would have been ironic in several ways. First of all, Benedict-Ratzinger, like his predecessors JPI and JPII, never had a coronation; he was never crowned as pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Some even contend that as Benedict-Ratzinger was never consecrated as a bishop -- he was merely "ordained" as a bishop in the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini's Protestant New Ordinal of 1969 -- and therefore cannot be Bishop of Rome, i.e., pope.
Moreover, Benedict-Ratzinger would have appeared with the tiara on the wrong day! Pius XI, when he established the Feast of Christ the King, set it on the last Sunday of October, specifically to be a counter to Protestant "Reformation Day." Paul VI didn't consider his papal predecessor's action "oecumenical," so he moved it off Protestant Reformation Day to the last Sunday of November in the Novus Ordo calendar. Benedict-Ratzinger has joined Paul VI in rejecting the true feastday of Christ the King and in recognizing Protestant "Reformation Day." So much for Benedict-Ratzinger's "traditionalism."
Had Benedict-Ratzinger been crowned as pope, the rite would have confirmed his triple sovereign authority: his universal episcopate, his universal jurisdiction, and his temporal power, that is, the right to govern the Patrimony of St. Peter and other States of the Church, and his rights as Vicar of Christ in relation to other sovereigns and states. Since Benedict-Ratzinger was never crowned, who knows what authority he claims to have? Perhaps like JPII, he rejects the traditional powers of the papal office.
Benedict-Ratzinger has consistently shown a queer love of fancy clothes. He is very fond of Gucci sunglasses, Prada shoes, and Cartier wristwatches, and has appeared in public in them. In December 2006 he appeared wearing a camauro and white suit in a strange aping of Santa Claus. Yes, indeed, there is something very queer indeed about Benedict-Ratzinger's habadasherie!
For further information on the papal tiara, click on FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (Catholic Apologetics) in the article "Papal Tiara."