October 2008

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October 31 - Vigil of All Saints
Fast & Complete Abstinence

A First-hand Report from Massachusetts:
"Gay" Marriage Is Far Worse than You Thought

From: Brian
'Gay' Marriage

Scenes like This May be Coming to Novus Ordo Churches
Benedict-Ratzinger Has Failed to Take Any Significant Action
To Purge Perversion from His Novus Ordo Seminaries
The Newchurch Archbishop of Boston Has Told His Diocese Not to Oppose "Gay" Marriage
Because "We Don't Want to Offend Our 'Gay' Catholics"

Dear Fathers:

With the issue of "gay" marriage appearing on November 4, 2008, Election Day ballots around the United States, I thought that TRADITIO Commentary readers would be interested in knowing what the "right" to "gay" marriage has done to us here in Massachusetts since liberalist judicial activists on our state supreme court contradicted our state constitution and established a "right" to "gay" marriage on November 18, 2003. Anyone who thinks that "gay" marriage is a benign eccentricity that will not affect the average person should consider what it has done here. It has become a hammer to force the acceptance and normalization of homosexuality on everyone.

And this train is moving fast. What has happened so far is only the beginning. It is far worse than people realize. Newchurch bishops and presbyters, for the most part, will mouth opposition to abortion, but will hardly utter a peep against "gay" marriage. Sean O'Malley, the corrupt archbishop of Boston, Massachusetts, who replaced his equally-corrupt predecessor, Bernard Law, has told his diocese to keep quiet on "gay" marriage because "we don't want to offend our 'gay' Catholics." Benedict-Ratzinger has done essentially nothing to remove the perversion from his Newchurch seminaries in the United States and elsewhere.

The Impact upon Public Schools

The Impact upon Public Health

The Impact upon Business

The Impact upon the Legal Profession and Government

Homosexual "marriage" now hangs over our state like a hammer with the force of law. And it has only just begun. It is pretty clear that the homosexual movement's obsession with marriage is not because large numbers of "gays" actually want to marry each other. Rather, this is about putting the legal stamp of approval on homosexuality and imposing it with force throughout the various social and political institutions of a society that would never accept it otherwise. Your readers have been forewarned from our Massachusetts experience.


October 30 - Ferial Day

Benedict-Ratzinger Denies Again that He Is a "Traditionalist"
Says that He Is Instead a "Debtor" to Vatican II

From: The Fathers
'Fr.' Ratzinger

A Besuited "Fr." Ratzinger
As He Appeared as Peritus at Vatican II (1962-1965)
Now, as Benedict-Ratzinger, He Has Denied that He Is a "Traditionalist"
Rather, He Calls Himself a "Debtor" to Vatican II, not Trent or Vatican I

Benedict-Ratzinger has once again confirmed the primacy of Vatican II (1962-1965) and described himself an promoter of the "Modernist" Council, not of traditional Catholicism. "We are all debtors" to the Fathers of Vatican II, he wrote, in a message to participants in an international conference on the pontificate of JPII. Noting that his predecessor had devoted himself to the implementation of Vatican II, Benedict-Ratzinger said that the Conciliar documents "have shown themselves to be especially pertinent to the new exigencies of the Church and the present globalized society." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by VIS.]

Good Catholics, what in the world does a "globalized society" have to do with religion? If anything, "globalization" demands even more the global traditional Roman Catholic Faith, the global Traditional Roman Catholic Latin Mass and Sacraments, and the global traditional Roman Catholic global language, Latin, the Church's own proper language from Apostolic times, when the primatial See was moved from Antioch to Rome.


The SSPX's Use of the "Missal of John XXIII" Is Entirely Specious

From: The Fathers

Coming under increasing fire from its own membership, the SSPX has issued a specious explanation of why it uses the "Missal of John XXIII," while at the same time the SSPX condemns John XXIII as the first Modernist pope.

SSPX's Contention #1. The SSPX maintains that although that "Missal of 1962" was promulgated under the reign of John XXIII, that Missal was actually prepared before 1958, under Pope Pius XII.

The Truth of the Matter. The 1960-1962 changes were prepared under the auspices of Hannibal Bugnini and Gaetano Cicognani, the Secretary and President, respectively, of the Liturgical Revision Commission from 1948, during the last four years of Pius XII's life, when he was gravely ill. It is clear that a gravely-ill Pius XII had lost effective control over what the Liturgical Revision Commission was doing.

It is quite revealing that Pius XII himself never approved the 1956 changes to the ancient rite of Holy Week in the traditional Missale Romanum, the clearest violation of Pope St. Pius V's irreformable Quo Primum. Bugnini and Cicognani issued the new rite for Holy Week purely on their own "authority," without the usual countersignature of Pope Pius XII. Thus, these changes were not promulgated in forma specifica, and thus do not have the authority of the pope. In fact, many priests in Italy and other countries in Europe at the time simply refused to implement the new rite of Holy Week.

SSPX's Contention #2. Archbishop Lefebvre chose the "Missal of 1962" for the Society of St. Pius X.

The Truth of the Matter. Archbishop Lefebvre was not enamored of the "Missal of 1962." In fact, he publicly criticized it and required his priests to deviate from it in several respects. The only reason that he didn't make an issue of it is that he said he had other issues to deal with before the 1988 Consecrations. After those consecrations the Archbishop publicly stated the possibility that the Apostolic See was vacant, although he did not state that as his definitive conclusion at the time. He was also backing off the "Missal of 1962" as a progeny of Bugnini and the Modernists, including the Conciliar popes.

SSPX's Contention #3. The "Missal of John XXIII" and the traditional Missal of Pope St. Pius V and Pope St. Pius X are in essence the same.

The Truth of the Matter. The Bugnini-Cicognani changes of 1956, 1960, and 1962 were not minor. In 1956 the noted English rubrician J.B. O'Connell wrote a book of instructions for the changes that approached 100 pages, plus over 300 pages for the changes in Holy Week. In 1960 he wrote another book of over 200 pages to explain all of the additional changes. In 1956 the ancient rites of Holy Week were gutted. In 1960 the traditional system of the ranking of feasts was completely replaced, and the Roman calendar and its Saints were significantly revised. In 1962, with the height of pride, John XXIII did what his papal predecessors had specifically rejected as beyond their power and, on his own "authority," took the action of changing the ancient Catholic and Apostolic Canon of the Mass, which had not been touched, even in minor details, since Pope St. Gregory the Great in 600, the last of the Patristic Fathers. John XXIII took this action while Vatican II was in session.

Good Catholics, the position of the Society of St. Pius X on its use of the "Missal of John XXIII" is patently hypocritical, and no amount of obfuscatory deceit will change that fact. The SSPX members are getting smarter, and more of them are realizing how they have been duped by the Society. Many of them are now speaking up to their local SSPX priests and even to Superior General Fellay himself, putting the fear of God into the SSPX leaders, as SSPX members are no longer sitting back quietly in the face of Fellay's treats of expulsion. They are finding other traditional societies and sites independent of the SSPX's grip. The SSPX now makes up only 17 per cent of the Traditional Catholic Movement. Other traditional societies and independent traditional sites make up more than half of that number, 37 per cent.


October 29 - Ferial Day

Newrome Takes Another Step toward the Ordination of Priestesses
Synod Recommends Ordaining Women as Lectoresses

From: The Fathers
Lectoress

A Lectoress at the Novus Ordo Violates Sacred Scripture
Now Newrome's Synod of Newbishops and Benedict-Ratzinger
Are Formally Moving to "Ordain" Women as Lectoresses
JPII Already Provided for the "Ordination" of Acolytesses, Commonly Known as "Altar Girls"
The Newchurch of the New Order Will Soon "Ordain" Deaconesses and Priestesses

Traditionally, there are seven Holy Orders: porter, lector, exorcist, acolyte, subdeacon, deacon, and priest. Newchurch did away with the Orders of porter, exorcist, and subdeacon. Holy Orders are, by Divine Law, restricted to men. Under JPII acolytesses, commonly known as "altar girls," were to be "ordained." Now women are to be "ordained" as lectoresses and to be allowed to preach. Such provisions are totally contrary to Sacred Scripture, which provides: "Let women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted them to speak but to be subject, as also the law saith" (1 Corinthians 12:34/DRV).

However, among the 55 propositions adopted by the Twelfth Synod of Bishops of Newchurch, concluded on October 25, 2008, for inclusion by Benedict-Ratzinger into his subsequent Apostolic Exhortation, was the provision that women should now be "ordained" as lectoresses and that they should, in future, be allowed to preach, a possibility hitherto restricted to men. Pope Benedict said that he would ^”elabor-ate ^”a post-synod document^‘.. Although, contrary to Sacred Scripture, women frequently perform the readings at the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Service, including those "presided over" by Benedict-Ratzinger himself, the Order of Lector has from the beginning been restricted to men. Many of the participants even at this 2008 Synod rejected the change as a contradiction of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.

Good Catholics, Newchurch is shown to be hypocritical once again. The 253 Newchurch bishops of the Synod urged every Newchurch family to have a Bible and to read it. Apparently, the Bible is a book that the Newbishops themselves have not read, as their recommendation specifically contradicts the Bible's clear teaching. Newchurch blithely rejects Sacred Scripture, as well as Sacred Tradition. It now has unCatholic acolytesses and soon will have lectoresses. The High Protestant Churches, like Rowan Williams's Anglican Church, which Benedict-Ratzinger supports, already have them. Can deaconesses and priestess be far off in the Newchurch of the New Order? [Some information for this Commentary was provided by Catholic World News.]


October 28 - Sts. Simon & Jude, Apostles

Newcardinal of New York Caught with Egg on His Face -- Again
His "Catholic" University Is Giving Its Ethics Award to a Pro-abortion Jew

From: The Fathers
Stephen Breyer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Contemplates Abortion
The Liberalist Justice Approves of Even Partial-birth Abortion
Yet Fordham "Catholic" University Is Giving Him the Fordham-Stein Ethics Prize
Newcardinal Edward Egan Was Caught Flatfooted by Fordham Alumni Demanding Revocation

The Newchurch cardinal of New York, Edward Egan, was again caught flatfooted when his Fordham "Catholic" University announced Associate Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court, a Jew and a supporter of "abortion rights," as the recipient of its Fordham-Stein Ethics Prize, to be awarded at a dinner on October 29, 2008. When over a thousand alumni of the university demanded that the award be revoked, Egan quickly did a volte-face and tried to jawbone his university out of the decision, fearing significant loss of donations.

The current scandal can be no surprise to Egan. His "Catholic" university has previously highlighted campus appearances by Newchurch academics who back Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, an outspoken promoter of "abortion rights." Breyer wrote the majority opinion in a 2000 case that struck down a Nebraska law banning the horrendous procedure called partial-birth abortion. He also dissented in a 2007 case that upheld a federal law banning the same procedure. [Some information for this Commentary was provided by the Associated Press.]

Good Catholics, the lesson here is that money, not Catholicism, talks in Newchurch!


Is the SSPX's "Million-Chaplet Crusade" Merely a Ruse between Fellay and Hoyos?

From: John

Dear Fathers:

Bernie Fellay has requested that SSPXers the world over sign up for saying chaplets to total one million so that by Christmas 2008 the "excommunications" of the four SSPX bishops from the New Order will be withdrawn by Benedict-Ratzinger. It is not unlikely that behind-the-scenes talks between the SSPX and Hoyos are already on and that this crusade may be just a ruse to cover up a pre-ordained outcome.

If the "excommunications" are withdrawn, does the average SSPXer realize the most deleterious ramifications, far worse than those attached to the Great "Motu" Mess Hoax of 2007?

  1. Future SSPX bishops will be named only by a Conciliar pope.
  2. Future SSPX bishops will be merely "installed," not consecrated, by a NewChurch cardinal/archbishop/bishop himself merely "installed" under the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini's invalid New Ordinal of 1968.
  3. Future SSPX bishops will be anchored to bi-ritualism and forced to simulated both the "Motu" Mess and the Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service. That is the law of Newchurch, since Benedict-Ratzinger declared the Novus Ordo as Newchurch's "Ordinary Rite."
  4. Even the present SSPX bishops may have to join in Newrome's synods, where they will be overwhelmed by heretics.
  5. Last, but not the least, Newrome will induct its henchmen into SSPX seminaries in order to impart the new theology of Vatican II and the teachings of the Modernist, Conciliar popes.

On a related subject, I notice that more and more SSPX members are publicly criticizing the Society's duplicitous use of the so-called "Missal of 1962 of 'Blessed' John XXIII," which has come under increasing attack since the Conciliar pope, Benedict-Ratzinger, chose that edition as the one for his Great "Motu" Mess Hoax. How can the SSPX condemn John XXIII as a Modernist pope and at the same time accept his "Missal of 1962," the precursor of the Novus Ordo Service of 1969, as one SSPX bishop recently tried to do? Isn't this hypocrisy? It just doesn't wash.


Our SSPX Priest-Presbyter Has Been Incorporating Novus Ordo Practices

From: Brendan

Dear Fathers:

Concerning these Novus Ordo presbyters that have been accepted into the SSPX (seven, I think), I have seen what the one here at our SSPX site has been doing. Is it possible that he and the others were specifically put into the Society to turn it into a Novus Ordo group?

As I've noticed for two years, the particular presbyter that has been placed by the SSPX at our site has been slowly incorporating Novus Ordo practices into the liturgy on the one hand and then preaching traditional Catholicism on the other. A Society priest once told me that Hannibal Bugnini's New Ordinal of 1968 is flawed, but acceptable. I suspect that he was trying to find a specious excuse to accept Novus Ordo presbyters in the SSPX as valid -- or feared an unceremonious expulsion if he went against the Fellay line.


October 27 - Vigil of Sts. Simon & Jude

Traditional Catholic Director-Actor Mel Gibson Donates Another $15,000,000
To Build an Expanded Traditional Catholic Church

From: The Fathers
Holy Family Traditional Catholic Church

Holy Family Traditional Catholic Church in Agoura Hills, California
Traditional Catholic Mel Gibson Has Donated Another $15,000,000 to the Church
And Plans to Expand His Evangelization Work for the Traditional Catholic Movement
When the New, Expanded Church Is Completed Late in 2008

Traditional Catholic actor, director, and producer Mel Gibson has put his pocketbook where his faith is in donating another $15,200,000 to Holy Family Traditional Catholic Church in Agoura Hills, near Malibu, California. Gibson subsidized from scratch he building of the 900-square-metre church, which sits on 45,000 square metres of land amidst Tuscan-style gardens. Gibson has also decorated the church with $760,000 worth of traditional Catholic artworks.

Gibson, 52, has been courageously vocal in questioning the legitimacy of the New Order, based as it is upon teachings condemned by previous popes that were advanced at Vatican II (1962-1965) by Modernist leaders such as "Fr." Joseph Ratzinger and the Freemason presbyter, Hannibal Bugnini, chief architect of the Novus Ordo liturgy.

Gibson's donations to the Traditional Catholic Movement are far more generous than what, for example, the Newchurch archdiocese of New York spends to support its New Order, a little over $5,100,000. Of course, all the Newchurch dioceses have been crippled by damage payments that they have been forced to make because of their aiding, abetting, and covering up the sex and embezzlement crimes of their bishops and presbyters.

Holy Family Church, which maintains a staunch independence from Roger "Rogue" Mahony, the corrupt Newchurch archbishop of Los Angeles, California, offers a Traditional Latin Mass every morning, which Gibson himself faithfully attends when he is in town. The expanded church will support seating for 400, and Gibson will expand his evangelical work for the Traditional Catholic Movement to fill it. [Some information for this Commentary was provided by the Australian Herald Sun.]


Is the SSPX's Bernie Fellay Back on the Right Train Again?

From: Francois

Dear Fathers:

It is all very well to criticize Bernie Fellay when he hesitates in front of NewRome, as he often does. But isn't he now on the right trail again?

The Fathers Reply.

Obviously, you didn't read Fellay's latest letter, which was referred to in an earlier Commentary. Our criticism focused on his do-nothing policy. His entire latest letter was devoted to how Newrome was reacting to the SSPX. Who cares? He needs to get off his derriere and work for the Traditional Catholic Movement, not sitting on his hands while waiting to dance to Newrome's tune.

The SSPX's Archbishop-Founder, Marcel Lefebvre, didn't play up to Newrome. Quite the contrary. He knew Newrome's personnel personally: JPII, Ratzinger, Hoyos, and the rest. He announced publicly that they were not Catholic and said that when they returned to the Catholic Faith, they knew where to contact him. Meanwhile, he went about evangelizing for traditional Catholicism. He wasn't going to be sidetracked reacting to a bunch of Conciliar Modernists!

What Newrome does is immaterial to the Traditional Catholic Movement. Fellay should not be taking his marching orders from Benedict-Ratzinger. In fact, Fellay should use the rampant corruption and confusion of Newrome under the Benedict-Ratzinger administration to mount a counter-attack for Tradition. (The latest: a Newchurch bishop blessing a house with human blood!) Instead, Fellay has fallen into the trap that Benedict-Ratzinger "The Fox" very deftly set for him.

Fellay's history shows him to be untrustworthy and unreliable. We have seen him flip-flop on all too many occasions. In 2005 Benedict-Ratzinger was his bosom-buddy and now they are enemies? We don't buy it! How long will Fellay's latest flip-flop last before he openly panders to Newrome again? And his history indicates that he will.

The best thing that Bernie Fellay could do at this point would be to resign. He should never have been re-elected as SSPX Superior General. Twelve years is more than enough for anyone to hold a top spot in any organization, and such a long term of office is practically unknown within any Catholic order. And he had to go for twenty-four years? That is a dictatorship, pure and simple -- and Fellay is burned out to boot.

Now Fellay's obsession seems to be with his "excommunication" from the New Order. He is demanding another one of his "Million Chaplet Crusades." The last time that he tried that, Benedict-Ratzinger outsmarted him and perpetrated his Great "Motu" Mess Hoax, thus undercutting Fellay, who always comes out second best when he interacts with the Newrome Fox!

Shouldn't Fellay instead welcome his "excommunication" from the Novus Ordo as did his Archbishop-Founder, who, when notified of his own "excommunication" from the New Order, responded: Wonderful. What Catholic could morally be a part of it? That is the appropriate reply of a traditional Catholic bishop to the invalid New Order. The time is long past for Fellay to decide whether he is a traditional Catholic bishop or a puppet of the unCatholic New Order. He obviously hasn't made up his mind yet. As Our Lord said: "He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gatheret not with me, scattereth" (Matthew 12:30/DRV).


October 26 - Our Lord Jesus Christ, King
Double Feast of the First Class

SSPX's Bernie Fellay Adopts a Do-nothing Policy
Waiting for Benedict-Ratzinger to Choose the Dance

From: The Fathers
SSPX Headquarters at Menzingen

Bernie Fellay Sits in His Menzingen Headquarters in the Swiss Alps
Waiting for Benedict-Ratzinger to Send Him a Dance Card
Fellay Has Been a Do-Nothing Leader, Bereft of a Initiative
At a Time When Newchurchers Are Looking for a Return to the True Faith
Even Fellay Admits that the SSPX Is Dying: He Has No Priests to Ordain
Why Join a Dying Organization that Is Just Waiting to Go Novus Ordo?

When the history of the Traditional Catholic Movement after Vatican II is written, the Fellay administration of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) will be set down as one of the greatest lost opportunities. Since the death of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1991 and Fellay's succession as Superior General, the SSPX passed from the Archbishop's program of vital activity to a do-nothing policy under Fellay.

In his October 23, 2008, Lettre aux ami et bienfaiteurs n. 73, Fellay indicates that he has lost independent direction and is simply sitting on his hands waiting for Benedict-Ratzinger to tell him what to do. He has no alternative to affiliating with Newchurch. He has no initiative; he has no plan; he has no imagination. He is worn out after seventeen years as SSPX's top dog, with yet another seven to go. He will simply dance to Benedict-Ratzinger's pipe, when the Modernist decides what tune to play, if any.

Yet this is a period of great opportunity for the Traditional Catholic Movement. A goodly percentage of the Newchurchers who have bothered to remain are more open now than ever to the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments, and the traditional Catholic Faith. This is the period for vigorous missionary activity, vigorous publicity, and a public rejection of the New Order and its functionaries. This the time to run full page ads in the New York Times, Le Monde, and Der Spiegel, just as the Knights of Columbus did before Vatican II, to get converts to the traditional cause and publicize all Traditional Latin Mass sites, not just the SSPX's own little coterie.

Benedict-Ratzinger got the drop on Fellay by engineering his great "Motu" Mess Hoax in 2007 to undercut Fellay's SSPX. Instead of rejecting the hoax and building the SSPX and the Traditional Catholic Movement as a whole, Fellay decided to order Te Deums to be sung to this Modernist pope, who to this day announces that his greatest work is to forward the work of Vatican II and the likes of his pals, Hannibal Bugnini, Hans Kung, Karl Rahner, and Hans Urs von Balthasar. So, Fellay has shut down most SSPX missionary work and sits like a Midas counting his money at Menzingen. While other traditional societies flourish, the SSPX -- as Fellay himself admits -- is dying on the vine. When he went to Winona, Minnesota, in the summer of 2008, he lamented the fact that he had not one priest to ordain for the SSPX.

Good Catholics, Fellay is now so wedded to the New Order and its head that he has lost all incentive and inspiration to offer an alternative to the Novus Ordo Newchurch and its Great "Motu" Mess Hoax. As we said at the time, he should never have been elected to a second twelve(!)-year term as Superior General. Even now, if he had any inclination to do what was right for the true Church, Fellay would resign and allow a vigorous successor to promote the Traditional Catholic Movement after the likes of Archbishop Lefebvre.


An Interesting Message from a Newchurch Pastor

From: Michael-Edward

A recent bulletin of a Newchurch parish contained an interesting message from its pastor about the traditional chapel where I regularly attend Mass. The nature of its content may apply to any truly Traditional Latin Mass location.

Some of you are aware that there is also a chapel a few kilometres away from our church in which a traditional Catholic priest is offering the Traditional Latin Mass on Sundays. The Masses and other Sacraments offered there are true and valid Sacraments; however, they are being offered independently of the cooperation of myself as the local pastor, and of our [Novus Ordo] bishop.
Most of those attending these Masses do not live locally. The John XXIII form of the Latin Mass is offered publicly, in conjunction with the bishop, at one [Novus Ordo] parish every Sunday. There are also other parishes that offer Paul VI's New Mass in Latin. We throw in some Latin hymns and chants with the help of our mixed-sex choir.

Notice that the Newchurch pastor readily admits the validity of the Sacraments at the traditional chapel, but does not specify anything other than "a number of reasons" why his parishioners should not attend the fully Traditional Latin Mass instead of the John XXIII or Paul VI New Masses at his location.

The fully Traditional Latin Mass is certainly in full communion with any Catholic bishop, as it is the true worship of the Roman Catholic Church. If the bishop uses the invalid Novus Ordo liturgy, that is simply proof that he is not a true Catholic bishop. In fact, he may never have been consecrated as a Catholic bishop, but only installed by the invalid Conciliar-Bugnini invalid Novus Ordo Ordinal of 1968.

My fellow parishioners at the traditional chapel and I pray for all Newchurchers, as we always have, that you may find Jesus Christ in His true Catholic Church, Mass, and Sacraments.


October 25 - Our Lady's Saturday
Simple Feast

Does a Catholic Really Have to Vote?

From: The Fathers
Voter's Guide

Serious Catholics Don't Need a Phony New Order Voter's Guide
They Exercise the Virtue of Prudence, Informed by Their Traditional Catholic Faith
Now a Group of Novus Ordo Presbyters Is Trying to Influence the Political Realm
With False New Order Theology and a Propaganda "Prayer"

[The TRADITIO Fathers have had so many requests about a traditional Catholic viewpoint on secular elections that we are reprinting here our original Commentary of September 10, 2008, on the subject.]

Once again proving that it is more political than religious, the agents of the New Order in the United States are gearing up for their quadrennial campaign to coerce Newchurchers to vote -- their way? -- in the November 4, 2008, Presidential election. It seems that every four years political Newchurch in the United States (and elsewhere) gears up for its "not voting is a sin" humbug.

Now a Novus Ordo group called "Priests [sic] for Life," who are not even ordained priests, but presbyters "installed to preside over the assembly," has concocted a cockamamie "prayer," actually a thinly-veiled propaganda piece, which will probably be coming to Novus Ordo temples around the United States from September 1 to November 4 as part of an "Election Novena." (It appears that these presbyters failed arithmetic, as a novena is by definition a prayer of nine days, not 34!) This propaganda prayer contains such humbug as:

It appears once again that these Novus Ordo presbyters haven't read the Holy Gospels. The last statement in particular contradicts Scripture. Our Lord clearly stated: "My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the Jews, but now my kingdom is not from hence" (John 18:36/DRV).

Catholic moral teaching, reflecting classical philosophy, certainly counts piety as a natural virtue, as a species of the cardinal moral virtue of justice. Piety is the virtue of paying one's debts toward parents and country. It can certainly be argued that in piety one should participate, as appropriate to his individual condition, in the government. For some, that may even mean standing for election themselves. For others, it may mean simply teaching their children about God's disposition for the universe.

Those who wish to vote certainly should do so, exercising another cardinal virtue, that of prudence, or practical wisdom. This is a function properly exercised by the laity, not the clergy. No layman should be asking a priest for whom to vote as a matter of religion. On the other hand, those who wish not to vote have no obligation under Catholic moral teaching to do so. Perhaps they do not consider themselves educated enough to vote. Perhaps they think that none of the candidates is deserving of a vote. They are certainly not forced under Catholic moral teaching to accept the "lesser of two evils." Even political bodies recognize the right of their members not to be coerced, but to abstain from voting.

If Newchurchers truly want to be citizen's of Christ's kingdom, they should look to Heaven. They should dump their allegiance to the phony New Order and betake themselves to a fully Traditional Latin Mass and the true Seven Sacraments of Christ's kingdom. They should reject false New Order doctrines and return to Catholic doctrine. They should condemn violations of God's moral law, especially among the Newchurch clergy -- from the top on down!


Fully-traditional Roman Catholic Calendar and Ordo Announced
For the Traditional Latin Mass and Divine Office 2009

From: The Fathers

Around this time of year people look for a Catholic calendar and Ordo for the next year. The calendar and Ordo that the TRADITIO Fathers recommend are both based on the most traditional form of the Roman Rite, before the Conciliar-Bugnini changes of 1951, 1956, 1960, and 1962. It is the one that corresponds to the fully traditional version of the Missale Romanum and the Breviarium Romanum in four volumes.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Publications produces the best and most complete full-color calendar, both in the calendar's daily boxes and in the religious art that accompanies each month. It contains full information about all feasts, commemorations, votive Masses, fasts and abstinence, Ember Days, and more. In the back matter, there is excellently-summarized information about indulgences, fast and abstinence, and other practical matters.

The St. Lawrence Press produces the best and most complete annual Ordo available, the Ordo Recitandi Officii Divini Sacrique Peragendi [Order of Reciting the Divine Office and Carrying Out the Sacred Rite], entirely in Latin and in the traditional form. It contains detailed information about the Mass and Divine Office that priests and the most advanced laypeople use, much more complete in its detail than any calendar can give. Additional pages give the rubrics for Solemn Votive Masses, rubrics for conventual Masses and private votive Masses, and the text for the movable feasts sung on Epiphany.

For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Traditional Liturgical Calendar department.


October 24 - St. Raphael, Archangel
Double Major Feast
Complete Friday Abstinence

Newchurch Bishops Are Drowning in Novus Ordo Translation Problems
They Rue the Day That They Replaced St. Jerome's Latin Vulgate with Vulgar "Translations"

From: The Fathers
Novus Ordo Liturgy of the Hours

The Novus Ordo "Liturgy of the Hours"
The Freemason Presbyter Hannibal Bugnini's
Modernist Replacement for the Traditional Divine Office
Is It Really "Christian Prayer
Or Is It Just a Meretricious New World Order Replacement for the Christian Bible?

The U.S. Newbishops must be ruing the day that Paul VI illegally violated Sacred Tradition by introducing vulgar tongues into the Novus Ordo service. The bishops have been plagued for over forty years now with how to "translate" the Novus Ordo into English. Nobody agrees on how to do it. In fact the translation problem has gotten so bad that at their June 2008 meeting they rejected their own translation committee's version of the Novus Ordo Proper of Seasons.

At their November 10-13, 2008, meeting, the bishops will consider yet another "translation" of the Psalter for Novus Ordo use in the United States. The "Grail Psalter," on which the new translation is based, has been rejected in the past for mistranslating in order to wrench the Psalms into Modernist "inclusive language." The condemned Grail Psalter of 1963 is still being illegally used in the "Liturgy of the Hours," the Freemason Hannibal Bugnini's replacement for the traditional Divine Office.

In the Novus Ordo service itself an entirely different translation is used, that of the New American Bible of 1970, which is noted for its injection of Modernist doctrines under the guise of "translation." The Revised New American Bible of 1986 contains yet a third "translation" of the New Testament and of the Psalter.

If you are confused about these phony "translations" injecting Modernist doctrine under the guise of "translation," you can imagine how confused the few Newchurchers remaining in the pews are. The Novus Ordo bishops are yet again shown to be a laughing-stock, and their unCatholic Novus Ordo sect to be no more than an invalid vulgar joke.


October 23 - Ferial Day

Is Newchurch Rushing to Conanize JPII the Ungreat
Before Evidence that He Was a Communist Sympathizer Can Be Reviewed?

From: The Fathers
Fidel Castro & JPII

JPII Warmly Welcomes Communist Dictator Fidel Castro
After Simulating a Papal Mess in Havana's Plaza of the Revolution in 1998
More and More Evidence Is Accumulating that as Archbishop of Krakow from 1964 to 1978
Karol Woytyla, Later to Become JPII, Shielded Large Numbers of Communists
In His Archiepiscopal Bosom

What's the rush of Newchurch to conanize JPII? Could it be that it must be done subito so that the mounting evidence that he was a Communist sympathizer or harbored Communists in his archiepiscopal administration can be reviewed? Maybe so.

Research by the National Remembrance Institute has already demonstrated that 10-15 per cent of Woytyla's presbyters were spies on the payroll of the Communist Polish government, which did not fall until 1989. One of Poland's best-known presbyters and friend of JPII, Konrad Hejmo, has been named as a former Communist spy by government officials. Karol Woytyla, later JPII, was the bishop of Krakow from 1964 to 1978. Documents in the Institute show that Hejmo collaborated with the Communist Secret Police in the 1980s and "was a secret collaborator of the Polish Secret Services under the names of Hejnal and Dominik."

Another of Woytyla's Krakow presbyters, Mieczyslaw Satory, was also revealed as a spy for the Communist Secret Police from 1967 to 1987 until his death in 1980. Institute records show that this presbyter of Woytyla was paid off in insulin, coffee, wine, chocolate, football tickets, a motorbike, and 100 litres of petrol. [Some information for this commentary was provided by the UK Telegraph.]


Poland's Newbishops Wish "Godspeed!" to Those Leaving Newchurch in Droves

From: The Fathers

Another telling piece of evidence that the Newchurch of the New Order is collapsing is that once dedicated Catholic countries are losing their "Catholics" to non-Catholic and even non-Christian sects. Most recently, the bishops' conference of once-Catholic Poland, fatherland of JPII, who himself abandoned the Catholic Faith to become a New Order Modernist, has issued a 22-point guide explaining how Newchurchers who want to leave the New Order Church may renounce their baptism.

The country's bishops won't be standing in the way. "Their natural right to decide their path in life should also be upheld," the Polish Newbishops emphasized. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Zenit and Oecumenical News International.]


October 22 - Ferial Day

Newchurch Bishop "Adopts" Woman and Announces that She Will Give Birth to a "Divine" Child
He Uses Her Blood in a Novus Ordo "Blessing Ceremony", Saying that It Is "That of Jesus Christ"

From: The Fathers
John Thattunkal

John Thattunkal, Newchurcb Bishop of Cochin, India
The 58-Year-Old Has "Adopted" a 26-Year-Old Eastern Orthodox Schismatic
He Says that He Is Bewitched by Her "Spiritual Powers"
And Claims that She Will Give Birth to a "Divine Child," Who Will Reform the World!

The Hinduized state of Newchurch in India left behind by Mother Teresa is exploding just years after her death. Instead of teaching traditional Catholic doctrine and practice, she "Novus-Ordoized" it with a good dollup of pagan Hinduism. Now even Indian bishops are getting into the act. Like all Newchurch bishops, they are as nutty as fruitcakes!

John Thattunkal, aged 58, the Newchurch bishop of Cochin, India, has "adopted" a 26-year-old woman, Sony Joseph, and thereby set off yet another scandal in Newchurch. Six of his own vicars has called the Newbishop a lawbreaker and have demanded action against him. He claims that he has been bewitched by her "spiritual powers." She isn't even a Newchurcher, but a Eastern Orthodox schismatic. The woman lives, at Newchurch expense, with the Newbishop in his house and travels with him. He has announced to his presbyters that the woman will give birth to a "divine child," who will reform the world. Moreover, Thattunkal has admitted taking blood from this woman to use in a black-magic ritual to bless his own residence. He says that he considers her blood "as that of Jesus Christ." [Some information for this Commentary was provided by the Times of India and India Today.]

Curiously, Benedict-Ratzinger, who has sat on his derriere without taking any action against the thousands of his presbyters who have committed sex crimes against Newchurch children, has decided to suspend this Newbishop, who raped no one. Benedict-Ratzinger seems to have an unCatholic, not to say, perverted, view of the relative severity of crimes!


"Motu" Mess Propaganda Conceals Contradictory Facts

From: Rob

Dear Fathers:

It seems that since Benedict-Ratzinger's "Motu" Mess, we have been flooded with "Motu" Mess propaganda and materiel. Hawksters provide everything from "how-to" videos for helping unordained Novus Ordo presbyters simulate a "Motu" Mess to instructions for converting a Novus Ordo table into a "Motu" table. The whole thing is being held together with a huge rubber band. I expect the band to break shortly and the whole charade to come crashing down.

I think that this proliferation of "Motu" propaganda is designed to obscure truly-traditional sites and to snare unsuspecting Neocon Newchurchers. These "Motu" hawksters are showing their Novus Ordo connections.

The Fathers Reply.

You are correct. There is a lot of "Motu" propaganda around, but in reality it is a bun without any meat! The number of "Motu" Mess sites added, according to the Official Traditional Catholic Directory, are far from the flood predicted by the Motarians. What you are not being told is how many "Motu" Messes have been cancelled. You are told only about those that have been added. Thus, the net "Motu" gain is minimal, and many of the added Messes are merely one-offs, once-a-month services, Missae Mixtae with the Novus Ordo service, or invalid simulations by Novus Ordo presbyters, who are not traditional priests.

Beware that you are not taken. Many of these sites are trying to make money off the "Motu" before Benedict-Ratzinger's papacy soon ends, and his "Motu" Mess is consigned to oblivion. A number of pseudo-traditional missals, videos, and accoutrements are being shoveled out to unsuspecting Neocon Newchurchers, who are bamboozled into the ruse of the "Extraordinary Form" of "Blessed" John XXIII's "Mass of 1962," engineered by the Freemason Presbyter Hannibal Bugnini. The old maxim is wrong. You truly can lead a Newchurch dolt to water and make him drink!


Like the World's Financial Systems, the Novus Ordo is "Built on Sand"

From: Patricius Anthony, Traditional Catholic Author

I have provided TRADITIO readers with a new article that compares the precarious nature of the Newchurch of the New Order with the current international financial crisis. For further information, click on Like the World's Financial Systems, the Novus Ordo is "Built on Sand" in the TRADITIO Network's Special Features department.


October 21 - St. Hilarion, Abbot
Simple Feast

Benedict-Ratzinger Announces Further Non-traditional Changes to the Novus Ordo Service
For the Third Revised Edition of His Novus Ordo Missal

From: The Fathers
Novus Ordo Missal

The Third Revised 2008 Edition of the Novus Ordo Missal
Benedict-Ratzinger Has Brought out Yet Another Edition of His Novus Ordo Missal
Which Contains Startling Departures from Ancient Tradition
This Conciliar Pope Has Become the "New Bugnini" of Liturgical Destruction

The Novus Ordo never stays the same. Since its introduction by Hannibal Bugnini-Paul VI in 1969, it has been revised twice, in 1975 and 2002 by Paul VI, and now again in 2008 by Benedict-Ratzinger. And the changes certainly aren't toward the traditional, as all the false propaganda would have led you to believe.

The latest editio, announced on October 14, 2008, by Benedict-Ratzinger's Modernist Liturgy Czar, Newcardinal Francis Arinze, includes startling changes to the ancient dismissal formula, Ite Missa Est. Benedict-Ratzinger has admitted three other "alternatives" having no basis in Tradition whatsoever. They are:

These "alternatives" were fabricated at Benedict-Ratzinger's behest by the Newbishops as a "creative-writing" exercise and were picked out of a hat, as it were, from 72 concoctions submitted. More changes are anticipated in a fourth edition. The "Sign of Peace," that occasion in the Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service when people leap over pews to do the kissy-kissy, Benedict-Ratzinger wants to move from its original position to another location in the service, either before the Agnus Dei or after the Bidding Prayers. For further information, click on Cardinal Arinze's Changing Church in the TRADITIO Network's Special Features department. {Some information for this Commentary was provided by Zenit.]

Good Catholics, Benedict-Ratzinger has become the "New Bugnini." He seems obsessed with change for change's sake, as Hannibal Bugnini, the Chief Architect of the Novus Ordo Liturgy was. Benedict-Ratzinger was the first Conciliar pope to declare that the invalid Novus Ordo service is the "Ordinary Rite" of Newchurch. Not even Paul VI did that! To think that Benedict-Ratzinger is "traditional" in any way other to bamboozle conservatives to stay in Newchurch pews and keep paying into his Sex-crimes Fund is purely a psychedelic fantasy.


October 20 - St. John Cantius, Confessor
Double Feast

Bishops in Newrome Hear Women Wanting to Become Priestesses

From: The Fathers
Novus Ordo Priestesses

Priestesses for the Novus Ordo Being "Ordained" by Roman Catholic Womenpriests
Benedict-Ratzinger Has Given Encouragement to Woman Wanting to Become Newchurch Priestesses
He Has Admitted 25 Woman as Participants in the Current Synod of Bishops
The Novus Ordo Already Accepts Female Eucharistic Ministresses and Altar Girls

On October 15, 2008, women wanting to become Novus Ordo priestesses (presbyteresses) brought their cause to Benedict-Ratzinger and 253 Newchurch bishops meeting in the Synod of Bishops, October 5-26, 2008, in Newrome. The women denounced the current ban on presbyteresses as "sexist and unjust." The women, representing Newchurch organizations from around the world, marched across the Tiber River chanting: "Ordain Women! Ordain Women!" apparently unaware that Newchurch does not ordain, but merely installs, its presbyters.

Benedict-Ratzinger has already given encouragement to women who want to become priestesses by shattering tradition and admitting 25 women into the Synod of Bishops to constitute now 10% of the Synod. The Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement was founded 2002 to assist women to become priestesses and has ordained several priestesses and bishopesses over the last six years. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press and the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Post-Gazette.]


Report from the Field: "The Intention of the Second Vatican Council Realized"

From: Clare

Dear Fathers:

My husband and I have been around the block quite a bit in the world of Tradition, and we thank God every day.† As pro-life activists, however, we are forced to be in close contact with members of the Newchurch of the New Order, especially those who attend Mass according to the "Indult," now refashioned as the "Motu" service.

For many years now, deacons have been officiating at the Novus Ordo rite, and in parishes in the Midwest of the United States, laypeople attend not even a Novus Ordo Mess, but a prayer service followed by "communion" when the travelling presbyter is not available.† Nuns are pastors of parishes, and the requirement for presbyters is dispensed as long as there are enough people (and money) to keep the parish going.

This has been the case for a long time, and it seems to us that this is the intention of the Second Vatican Council realized.† I really don't see what the fuss is about, as all appears to be going according to plan, the Protestant plan. I am always the subject of recruitment efforts by the Newchurch of the New Order, which is constantly on the prowl for intelligent, dynamic people.† I am not so full of pride as to indulge them.


October 19 - Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Semidouble Sunday

Novus Ordo Mess Goes "Green" -- or, Rather, Chocolate!

From: The Fathers
Chocolate 'Hosts'

Chocolate "Hosts" Like Those to Be Distributed at the Youth Day Mess on November 23, 2008
The "Hosts" Will Be Wrapped in Paper Exhorting a Switch to Energy-saving Light Bulbs
The Youth Day Mess, on the Novus Ordo Feast of Christ the King Shared with Protestant Reformation Day
Has Been Fully "Approved" by the Newbishops of England and Wales

Anyone could still considers the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Novus Ordo service "Catholic" and valid should read carefully the latest version of the service fully "approved" by the Newchurch bishops of England and Wales for Youth Sunday, November 23, 2008. The Newchurch Bishops chose the date specifically to coincide with Protestant Reformation Day, which is now also the Feast of Christ the King in the Novus Ordo (moved from the traditional last Sunday of October). The Mess, to be presided over by the Newchurch bishops of once staid Great Britain, will include:

The funds to support this Youth Mess will be taken from the Novus Ordo collection plate, funded by conservative working people. [Some information for this Commentary was provided by the UK Telegraph.]

Good Catholics, we stress that this Mess is not some fringe thing arranged by some kooky presbyter. No, this Mess is fully approved by the episcopal "authorities" of Newchurch under the auspices of the "traditional" Benedict-Ratzinger! It is amazing how the Neocon Newchurchers bought into the Great "Motu" Mess Hoax, which for the first time made this crazy, not to say invalid, Novus Ordo service officially the Ordinary Rite of Newchurch for the first time in 2000 years.


October 18 - St. Luke, Evangelist
Double Feast of the Second Class

Newvatican Admits that Its "Last Rites" Have Been Invalid and Phony
The Novus Ordo Has Dumped the Sacrament of Extreme Unction

From: The Fathers
Novus Ordo Healing Service

A Novus Ordo "Healing Service"
Newvatican Has Now Revealed that Deacons Are Using a Phony "Oil of Gladness"
The Novus Ordo Has in Fact Dumped the Sacrament of Extreme Unction
And No Longer Has "Last Rites" or a Requiem Mass

Still reeling from the revelation that many Novus Ordo baptisms around the world have used an invalid form, Newchurch's Congregation for Divine Worship has now revealed that many of its "Last Rites" have been phony as well.

Actually, the Novus Ordo has dumped the traditional Sacrament of Extreme Unction, so powerful to the faithful in their last hours and carrying, with the proper intention on the part of the individual, a plenary indulgence for the remission from the temporal punishment for his sins. The Novus Ordo has replaced the Sacrament with a mere "Blessing of the Sick." Moreover, it has now been revealed that even this "blessing" has been phony in many cases since it has used a completely invalid "oil of gladness."

Traditionally, there are three Sacred Oils, consecrated by a bishop during the Mass of Maundy Thursday: the Chrism, the Oil of the Catechumens, and the Oil of the Sick. These are used in various of the traditional Sacraments. The Newchurch Congregation for Divine Worship has now revealed that in many places the Novus Ordo dying are being anointed by deacons with a totally phony "oil of gladness."

Novus Ordinarians do not get the valid Sacrament of Extreme Unction or a Requiem Mass. This is just one more reason for Catholics to stay completely away from the Novus Ordo. It is death to the soul and sends its people into eternity with no Sacramental grace at all. For further information, click on FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) in the section "Cremation & Traditional Funeral Instructions."


Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri, Continues Efforts to Steal Independent Church
More "Excommunications" from the Novus Ordo Fall on Deaf Ears

From: The Fathers

It seems that Newchurch has cried wolf too often with its phony "excommunications." Of course, the most celebrated of these was that of an Archbishop whose only "sin" was upholding his consecration oath to guard the Church by maintaining its Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments.

Now Novus Ordo "excommunications" have become simply political tools to steal property. The congregation of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, of St. Louis, Missouri, which were given a perpetual charter by the first Archbishop of St. Louis over 125 years ago to run its parish with a lay Board of Trustees has been facing the attempts of corrupt Newchurch officials to steal their church, now worth over $12,000,000, by force to pay for Newchurch clergy sex crimes in St. Louis.

Fortunately, the Trustees and the congregation have stood virtually unanimous against these predations by Raymond "Bully" Burke, the corrupt archbishop of St. Louis. Burke had engaged in such scandalous behavior in St. Louis that Benedict-Ratzinger removed him as archbishop and walled him up in Newrome. Now the archdiocesan administrator of the vacant diocese has hurled bolts of "excommunication" from the Novus Ordo against two more Trustees. They're not buying it. The church remains independent and has trebled its membership in just the last year or two after it got free from the Novus Ordo bureaucracy -- a lesson for other traditional churches. [Some information for this Commentary was provided by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.]

Good Catholics, like the martyrs of the early Church, we should not shun, but rather desire, excommunication from the Novus Ordo. The Novus Ordo is not Catholic. Rather, it is by having anything to do with it that we excommunicate ourselves from Christ's true Church, the traditional Roman Catholic Church.


October 17 - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin
Double Feast
Complete Friday Abstinence

Benedict-Ratzinger Turns Once Respected Vatican Newspaper into a Cheap Rag
L'Osservatore Romano Now Reports on Extraterrestrials and Papal Fashion

From: The Fathers
L'Osservatore Romano

The Front Page of the January 15, 2008, Issue of L'Osservatore Romano
Treating the Harry Potter Fantasy Series
Other Issues Have Treated Our "Extraterrestrial Brothers" and Newpope's Prada Shoes
Since 1861 Pope Pius IX's Respected Vatican Journal of Papal Activity
Has Been Turned by Benedict-Ratzinger into Newvatican's National Enquirer

Under Benedict-Ratzinger the once staid L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's newspaper, has become a laughing stock, more like a National Enquirer-style rag than a serious journal of papal activity. Few topics are now deemed too bizarre. In May 2008 the paper ran an article on aliens being our "extraterrestrials brothers" (and sisters?). A month later the paper ran a feature attacking the international media for reporting that Benedict-Ratzinger wore shoes made by the glitzy designer to the stars, Prada, quoting the asinine remark of a Spanish novelist: "The pope does not wear Prada, but Christ."

L'Osservatore Romano, founded in 1861 by Pope Pius IX to report the daily routine of the pope and to feature theological and moral discussions, like The Leprosy of Sin, the headline page was often published in Latin for a world audience. But now that his administration, and he himself, is mired in the Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal, Benedict-Ratzinger has directed his new editor-in-chief, Giovanni Maria Vian, to down play sin and feature news and women's articles.

The redesigned rag has drawn criticism from within the highest ranks of Newvatican itself, many of whose cardinals and administrations by now sick and tired of Benedict-Ratzinger's crazy whims. Some even speculate that he is losing his mental grip as a result of a heart attack, two strokes, and a knock on the head that rendered him unconscious. [Some information for this Commentary was provided by the Wall Street Journal.]


October 16 - St. Hedwig, Widow
Semidouble Feast

What Really Went on at Basingstoke?

From: Stephen (England)
Holy Ghost Church, Basingstoke, England

Holy Ghost Church at Basingstoke, England
A "Motu" Mess Recently Held There Was Confused with a Traditional Latin Mass
A Fact Unknown to Many Motarians Is That the "Motu" Mess
Was the Product of Hannibal Bugnini, the Chief Architect of the Novus Ordo Mess

Dear Fathers:

I took part in an historic event, a celebration of the Old Rite of the Latin Mass at Holy Ghost Church, Basingstoke, England. It clearly demonstrates that there is a very large body of Newchurchers who are dissatisfied with the liturgy imposed on them by Paul VI courtesy of the Freemason Presbyter Hannibal Bugnini and who would welcome a restoration of the norms of traditional worship.

The Fathers Reply.

Too bad it wasn't really the "Old Rite," but the Freemason Presbyter Hannibal Bugnini's "Mass of 1962," now known as the "Motu" Mess. Actually, "Old Rite" is a term to be deprecated. The truly Traditional Latin Mass is the "Immemorial" Rite, ever old, ever new. In fact, the "Motu" Mess is Bugnini's work, incorporating four waves of changes (1951, 1956, 1960, and 1962) to get Catholics softened up for Vatican II and the New Order Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service of 1969. Regrettably, the Mass that you so highly praise is actually quite polluted. To drink from it could kill one spiritually, but certainly it will make one quite sick.


October 15 - St. Teresa of Avila, Virgin
Double Feast

The Vatican II-Bugnini "Mass of 1962" Is Not the Traditional Latin Mass

From: Maria
St. Andrew Daily Missal of 1945

The St. Andrew Daily Missal of 1945, the Most Complete Traditional Handmissal in Print
The 1900 Pages of This Handmissal Contain the Complete Ordinary and Propers of All Masses
In Both Latin and English, as Well as Vespers and Chant
Together with Copious Commentaries on Each Mass Proper
And Details on All the Features of the Traditional Latin Mass
No Other Missal Is as Traditional and as Complete

Dear Fathers:

Please clarify the difference between the Conciliar-Bugnini "Mass of 1962" and the Traditional Mass. Is the SSPX now offering the same Mass as the Novus-Ordo-tainted "Motu" Mess? What traditional handmissal do you recommend?

The Fathers Reply.

To enumerate the differences between the Traditional Latin Mass and the Conciliar-Bugnini "Mass of 1962," which is used by the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), as further modified by Benedict-Ratzinger and Bernie Fellay, would be impossible to do in a short Commentary. The rubrical books discussing the changes number some 300 pages! Moreover, those are only the changes that were implemented by Bugnini in 1960-1962. Those books do not include the changes implemented by Bugnini in 1951 and 1956. That would add another 80 pages, plus over 300 pages for the radical changes to the traditional rites of Holy Week. Thus, the changes introduced by the "Mass of 1962" need close to 1000 pages for the rubricians to explain! To say that this amount of change is "minor" is such an understatement as to be tantamount to a lie!

For further information, click on the Traditional Latin Mass, Divine Office & Sacraments department of the TRADITIO Network. For further information, click also on the Daily Commentaries from the TRADITIO Fathers department of the TRADITIO Network, which reports daily on the latest information about developments within the Church, together with TRADITIO's unique and independent Commentaries from fifty years of experience in observing Church affairs. Use the TRADITIO Search Engine in that department to find the Commentaries that cover this topic.

The best and most complete handmissal in print is the St. Andrew Daily Missal of 1945. This book contains all of the Ordinary and Propers of all Masses and prayers, together with copious traditional commentary, introductions, and a treasury of many traditional prayers and the text of several Sacraments. For further information, click on FAQ05: What Traditional Books Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics).


October 14 - St. Callistus I, Pope & Martyr
Double Feast

Newcardinal Barbarin of France Lets the Cat out of the Bag:
Charges at Newrome Synod that the Novus Ordo Has Tampered with Scripture

From: The Fathers
Philippe Barbarin

Newcardinal Philippe Barbarin, Newchurch Archbishop of Lyon
At the Synod of Bishops Currently Meeting in Newrome
He Blows the Lid off Another of the Novus Ordo's Dirty Secrets:
It Has Dared to "Edit" Scripture to Make Christ an Effete Pansy
Barbarin Wants the Many Scriptural Passages Demonstrating the Anger of Christ Restored

On October 9, 2008, during the Third General Congregation of the Newchurch Synod of Bishops currently meeting in the Vatican on the topic of "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church," Philippe Barbarin, Newcardinal Archbishop of Lyon, France, blew the lid off another lie of the Novus Ordo.

Barbarin charged that the Novus Ordo Lectionary, which totally replaced the Propers of the Traditional Latin Mass that went back to Pope St. Gregory the Great and before, deliberately omitted passages of Scripture that shows the anger of Christ, as those against faithless people and especially the hypocritical Church leaders. The Newcardinal said: "Can we doubt Jesus' anger is but an expression of his love?"

The clueless Newchurchers are not aware that part of the lie of the Novus Ordo was to eliminate references in their service to the anger of Christ against criminals and the hypocritical church leaders of His time. In the Novus Ordo Lectionary, introduced in 1969, references to Christ as Judge, who make a scourge of cords and whipped the money-changers out of the Temple (John 2:15) and who told the leaders of the Church that outwardly they appeared beautiful, but within were full of rotting bones and of all filthiness (Matthew 23:27), were simply dropped.

In fact, modern "translations" issued after Vatican II are faithless to the original texts of Sacred Scripture. They are instead merely paraphrases, into which the committees that fabricated them have injected their own Liberalist and Politically-correct doctrines. These are the "translations" that are read out Sunday after Sunday in Novus Ordo temples and have now rung in the ears of the Novus Ordinarians for forty years. For further information, click on FAQ05: What Traditional Books Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics).


October 13 - St. Edward, King of England
Semidouble Feast

Newchurch Law Professor Resigns from Newchurch University Board
After Supporting Barack Obama's Pro-abortion Candidacy

From: The Fathers
Nicholas Cafardi

Nicholas Cafardi Resigned from the Newchurch Franciscan University of Steubenville
Cafardi Wrote an Article Supporting a Pro-abortion Candidacy
And Declared the Abortion Battle Lost "Permanently"
Cafardi Had Previously Chaired the US Bishops' Sex Crimes Board, Ineffectively

A canon law professor has resigned from the Board of Trustees of Newchurch's Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, after writing a column supporting the pro-abortion candidacy of Barack Obama, who is running as the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Presidency. The professor, Nicholas Cafardi, also declared the abortion battle lost "permanently."

When two succeeding chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishops' sex-crimes investigating board were so horrified at the depth of the bishops' cover-up of crimes that they publicly called the U.S. bishops "a Mafia" -- and were fired for telling the truth, the USCCB turned to Cafardi as a cats-paw, who was ineffective in stopping continued criminal activity on the part of Newchurch presbyters and bishops. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]

Meanwhile, a new poll of Americans aged 18-34 has found that 60 per cent of younger self-identified "Catholics" say that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 44 per cent support "gay" marriage. It appears that that the New Order's religious-education program since Vatican II has failed -- or succeeded, depending on your perspective.


Are Tough Times Coming for the SSPX?

From: Gregory

As you continue to expose the growing Modernistic practices of the SSPX, I wonder whether the Society is in for tough times ahead. People accepting Modernism will just become Motarians, while those who insist on uncompromised, unadulterated Catholic tradition will move toward the many other traditional Catholic groups out there, or become "home-aloners" with their handmissals.

The SSPX worked well with the generation who knew Catholic life before Vatican II. After the changes happened, they simply wanted to find their Traditional Latin Mass. So they eventually came upon an SSPX chapel and remained there in the pew, grateful to have the priest facing the right way and speaking Latin. They are good people, but by and large they are not going to fight with the SSPX "authorities." I hate to say it, but these people do not have the zeal that this time-period requires. They'll take what they can get. They are also the ones who kept the SSPX afloat all these years.

But the younger traditional Catholics coming on the scene new do not fall so easily into blatant compromise. From what I've seen, they aren't as complacent about issues of validity and licitness, or in their demand for the unadulterated Traditional Latin Mass. Some of them might be fooled for a time by the Conciliar-Bugnini "Mass of 1962+" because it looks so darn much like the Traditional Latin Mass, but when they find out what they're really getting, they won't likely sit quietly in the pews any more.

I feel upbeat about our situation, Fathers, because I know that these younger traditional Catholics are the future of the Church. Remember, they were born and grew up in the Conciliar madness, and they wonder constantly why the faithful didn't fight the changes when they were happening. They won't let some traditional SSPX "authority" pull the same tricks on them. And as they find out that the SSPX is actually keeping the Traditional Latin Mass away from them, I think that the SSPX is going to have a tough time attracting many of them. The SSPX's insistent "we know what's best, so don't you question what we're doing at all" will be a tough sell -- because they realize that this is the exact same hogwash used by those who instituted the Novus Ordo.

I think that the SSPX is in for hard times ahead. You can see it even in their seminaries. Unlike other traditional seminaries, the SSPX has a big shortage of men. Of course, what kind of seminarian becomes a traditional Catholic priest by studying JPII's 1983 Canon Law as they do in the SSPX? Fortunately there are other, much more traditional, seminaries out there.

As St. Athanasius said: "They [the schismatics] have the churches, but we have the Faith." What side are you on when you step into a church that celebrates a Conciliar-Bugnini "Mass of 1962+"? Yes, you have a church, you're not alone, and it's awfully comfortable in the old-fashioned pews. You might even have incense and fine old statuary there. But do you have the Faith?


October 12 - Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Semidouble Sunday

British Newspaper Claims that Summorum Pontificum Is a Failure
Reports that Traditional Catholics Are "Gloomier" than Ever Before

From: The Fathers
Benedict-Ratzinger Absent

Soon the Ailing Benedict-Ratzinger Will Soon Be off the Scene
And the Future of the Conciliar-Bugnini "Motu" Mess of 1962+ Is "Gloomy"
A Leading British Newspaper Claims that Those Who Sold out to the "Motu"
Will Be "Suffocated" into Oblivion in the Next Papacy
All the More Reason for the Motarians to Move -- Now -- to a Traditional Latin Mass Site

The UK Telegraph has published an article exposing Benedict-Ratzinger's July 7, 2008, Motu Proprio Summorum pontificum as a failure.

The newspaper reports that Benedict-Ratzinger is losing the confidence of the Motarians because the document deliberately contained so many loopholes that most Newbishop have sabotaged it. The report indicates that "the mood among traditionalist [sic] commentators is gloomy," although in their bias toward Benedict-Ratzinger they try to paint a falsely rosy picture. The report goes on to state that, in fact, the number of weekly Sunday Masses in the Conciliar-Bugnini Rite of 1962 "has barely increased since before Summorum Pontificum."

The published statistics of the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales indicates that a few Newbishops have "approved" weekday or monthly "Motu" services, but very few midmorning Sunday services. Most dioceses do not have a single "Motu" Mess. No cathedral in England or Wales offers a weekly Sunday "Motu" Mess. The situation in the United States, Australia, and France, which have the largest populations of traditional Catholics, is not much better. The Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) has grown only slightly, considering that it has had full papal "approval" since 1988, when JPII recognized it in order to butt heads with the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX). You would never know that fact, however, from the fancy and expensive full-color fund-raising brochures that it continues to send out. If the FSSP isn't really doing that much more, why does it need all these extra funds?

The UK Telegraph report goes on to blame Benedict-Ratzinger for the failure. The original document was not tightly drafted: it left plenty of room for confusion in its terms, playing the usual Vatican II game of "equivocation," that is, including contradictory provisions so that both Modernists and Neocons could tolerate the Benedict-Ratzinger administration. The report also states that "there is still not the slightest indication that His Holiness will celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form [sic] publicly."

The report states that "if the pope were to die tomorrow, he would be remembered for many fine achievements, most of all his encyclicals, but his liturgical reforms would peter out." Summorum Pontificum will perhaps remain on the statute book, but the "Motu" Mess will be suffocated into oblivion. No wonder the Motarians are alarmed! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the UK Telegraph.]

Good Catholics, this article in one of Britain's most influential newspapers could have been cribbed from the TRADITIO Network. That the "Motu" Mess is a Great Hoax is the position that we Fathers have taken from the outset and have maintained since then, in spite of the fact that the Neocon Newchurch publications have sung Benedict-Ratzinger's praises for what has amounted to a hoax. In view of his failing health, traditional Catholics should be readying their golden parachutes, and if they are not currently attending a site that maintains the fully Traditional Latin Mass (not the Conciliar-Bugnini "Motu" Mess of 1962+), they should make a beeline thither -- now!


SSPX Member Says: "We Are Being Brainwashed"
The Same Way Many Catholics Were after Vatican II

From: Joanna (Europe)

Dear Fathers:

As an SSPX member, I was not surprised find confirmed what I have been thinking for a long time. I completely agree that the Mass offered at SSPX chapels is not at all the Traditional Latin Mass, as before the "Modernizing" changes of Bugnini in the decade before Vatican II. I have personally witnessed lots of different things added and omitted according to the personal "touch" of the SSPX priest celebrating. The traditional rubrics are not always respected. This year even the dates of the traditional Ember Days were even changed. Confusion is being sown.

Here in Europe, since Conciliar-Bugnini "Mass of 1962+" has been promoted, the chaos is even worse. The SSPX does not have a traditional Low Mass, but a "Dialogue" Mass, which was pushed starting in the mid 1950s. We are being robbed of the silence that existed only in the Roman Catholic Church to enhance meditation and peace of mind and body.

Another bizarre occurrence is that the sermons are becoming longer than the Mass itself. We are constantly regaled from the pulpit by political "sermons," lasting more than thirty minutes, mostly about the ecclesiastical games that the SSPX is playing with Newrome. We want to hear about the Saints, Catholic doctrine, the Mass and Sacraments, and the history of our great Church, but all we get is ecclesiastical politics! The SSPX priests are becoming personalities instead of "other Christs." High Masses here don't follow the traditional rubrics. Instead, they are a mixture of everything, much as when the Novus Ordo was introduced. When we dare to say something to the SSPX priests, we are shut down because we supposedly doesn't know what we are talking about. We know!

I can only agree that at this moment the situation is such that I believe it is better to boycott such a Mass in order to stay a traditional Catholic. We are being brainwashed the same way many Catholics were after Vatican II. We fought the Novus Ordo service, and now we are even worse off. Let us keep fighting and praying -- but not with a 1962 missal!


October 11 - The Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Double Feast of the Second Class

Benedict-Ratzinger's Handpicked Jewish Rabbi Defames Pope Pius XII
While Newpope Himself and 263 Newchurch Bishop Sit in Silence

From: The Fathers
Joseph Ratzinger in Nazi Youth Uniform

Joseph Ratzinger in His Uniform
As a Member of the Hitler Youth (Hitlerjugend) during World War II
On October 6, 2008, Ratzinger, Now Benedict, Pontificated over a Synod of Newchurch Bishops
And Sat Silent while a Jewish Rabbi Defamed a True Pope, Pius XII
Who Was Responsible for Saving Almost a Million Jews in Rome and Italy Alone

With Benedict-Ratzinger sitting in silence in his cathedra at the October 5-26, 2008, Synod of Bishops in Newrome, the Jewish rabbi handpicked by Newpope to instruct the Synod's Newchurch bishops on what the Bible means saw fit to defame Pope Pius XII (1939-1958). [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by La Stampa and the National Catholic Reporter.]

Pope Pius XII during the Second World War did more for the Jews than any humanitarian organization, including the Red Cross, with an estimated 860,000 saved, directly or indirectly. In Rome alone, during the Nazi occupation 4,447 Jews were hidden in over 155 Catholic houses, ecclesiastical institutions, parishes and schools -- more than in all other rescue operations, including those run by the Jews themselves. But in a clear reference to Pope Pius XII, Rabbi Shear-Yashuv Cohen claimed that the pope did not speak out against Hitler's EndlŲsung, which the Jews commonly call a holocaust. Cohen viciously proclaimed: "Jews cannot forgive and forget."

It is to be noted that Jewish leaders at the time disagree with Cohen's assessment. Albert Einstein wrote a letter to Time magazine in December 1940 that only Pius XII "stood squarely in the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing truth." Golda Meir, later Israeli Prime Minister, sent the following message when Pius XII died: "We share in the grief of humanity. During the Nazi terror, 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. We mourn a great servant of peace."

Yet, 253 bishops, archbishops, cardinals, and even the pope himself stood by silent while the Jewish rabbi defamed the work of one of the two greatest popes of the 20th century. For shame, Benedict-Ratzinger, you who wore the uniform of the Hitler Youth, for not standing up for your predecessor, a true pope!


SSPX Spokesman Admits that the Society Deviates from Pope St. Pius X's Calendar and Rubrics
He Confirms Truth of the TRADITIO Network's Previous Report from an Ex-SSPX Member

From: The Fathers

An SSPX spokesman has sent out a statement admitting the truth of the report carried earlier in these Commentaries from a former SSPX member about its change of the dates of the Ember Days, as well as other calendar dates and rubrics of the Mass and Divine Office. The spokesman stated that the SSPX rejected the calendar and rubrics of Pope St. Pius X and chose instead to adopt the "modernizing" changes introduced under John XXIII.

The way of reckoning the Ember Days (along with four substantial waves of "modernizations," in 1951, 1956, 1960, and 1962) was changed from St. Pius X to John XXIII. St. Pius X did not implement this change; it was John XXIII in 1960. That was the point of the Commentary, and the SSPX spokesman admits that it is true. If anyone wants to follow up on the details of this matter, he can consult the most detailed, fully-traditional Ordo available, which uses the traditional Pope St. Pius X calendar and rubrics, even if the organization calling itself the Society of St. Pius X does not. The traditional liturgical peritus of the United Kingdom who prepares this annual Ordo for the traditional Universal Roman Rite, explains:

The traditional arrangement of the Ember Days is an ancient feature of Western liturgy. An English rhyme runs: "Fasting days and Emberings be Lent, Whitsun, Holyrood, and Lucie." The September Ember Days fall in the third week of September and always are the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Holyrood in the rhyme).
One of the many novelties contained in the "1962 liturgical books" was a new way of counting Sundays that meant that the September Ember days no longer necessarily fall on their traditional days, as is the case this year [2008]. Characteristically too there was an unprecedented "mini-Ember Day" rite [in the 1962 books], optionally reducing the number of ancient lessons (cf. Holy Saturday) and the structure of the Saturday Ember Day. In addition the ancient practice of using folded chasubles was dropped, and the sub-deacon's role curtailed by having the deacon chant Levate.

Because more and more SSPX members have been criticizing the Society because of its adherence to the Conciliar-Bugnini-Fellay "Mass of 1962+," several SSPX spokesmen have recently defended the Society by saying that the differences between the Mass that its patron, Pope St. Pius XII, and the Traditional Latin Mass are "very slight." That is certainly a deviation from reality!

The "Mass of 1962," even without Benedict-Ratzinger's and Bernie Fellay's subsequent changes, includes not one, but four waves of significant changes to the traditional calendar and rubrics of the Mass and Divine Office. These changes were implemented under the auspices of Hannibal Bugnini, who subsequently "fabricated" (Card. Ratzinger's own word in 1992) the Novus Ordo service of 1969. In fact, in 1960 a 203-page book was published by the American rubrician, Fr. Frederick McManus to try to explain all the changes. The British rubrician Fr. J.B. O'Connell also wrote a book in 1960, in which he took 206 pages to try to explain all the changes. The changes to the calendar and the rubrics of the Mass and Divine Office alone, without commentary, took 150 pages. And this didn't even include the further 1962 changes!

This surely doesn't sound like "very slight" changes to us! For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Traditional Liturgical Calendar department.


From SSPX Member: "I Though You Were Kidding about This 'Half Mass' Rubbish with the SSPX"
"Turns Out That You're Absolutely Right!"

From: Andy

Dear Fathers:

I thought you were kidding about all this "Half" Mass rubbish with the Society of St. Pius X until I scoped it out for myself. Turns out that you're completely right!

Get this: the Society uses the Conciliar Church's Rite of 1962, plus anything else that makes it through their own internal censors, so the Feast Day for "Blessed" John XXIII is obviously dumped, but other changes are fast approved. The SSPX has also gone and put in the Confiteor that John XXIII ripped out, so these Society Masses are a real mishmash. As SSPX member Jay said: the SSPX uses a "Hybrid Mass."

One traditional priest, now deceased (Fr. B., bless his soul) said that for a time the Society was out there offering what you'd best call "the Rite of Econe" because it was such a hodge-podge of this rite and that rite, and a stew of sifting from this Conciliar pope and that one, that what the Society was doing was a concoction completely their own!

This ain't the Traditional Latin Mass; at best it's a "Half Mass," but for sure it's nothing that the world ever saw before Vatican Council II! What do you suppose Pope St. Pius X would say about what's being done in his name? What Catholic Saint would ever attend such a thing. Can you picture it?

I can't either. Yet this is the Society that we members are entrusting to lead us on in battle for Catholic Tradition? Pardon my strong words, Fathers, but that sounds pretty "half-assed" to me.


October 10 - St. Francis Borgia, Confessor
Semidouble Feast
Complete Friday Abstinence

Should the Society of St. Pius X Now Rename Itself?
It Rejects John XXIII, but Hypocritically Uses His "Mass of 1962" -- with Modernizing Updates

From: Adam
Pope John XXIII

Pope John XXIII (1958-1963)
The Society of St. Pius X Condemns Him as a Modernist, Conciliar Pope
Yet the SSPX Rejects the Mass Used by Its Own Patron, Pope St. Pius X
In Favor of the "Mass of 1962" by "Blessed" John XXIII --
With Modifications by Benedict-Ratzinger and Bernie Fellay

Dear Fathers:

You might wish to know that even though Fellay's SSPX has made it mandatory to use the Modernistic "1962+" calendar and rubrics, he also picks and chooses his own "authorities." Fellay has rejected the Newchurch Feast of "Blessed" John XXIII, which occurs on October 11, the date on which the Second Vatican Council convened in 1962. The SSPX considers John XXIII to be the first of the "Conciliar" popes and rejects much of his teaching.

But this is absurd, because Fellay's Society of St. Pius X has adopted "Blessed" John XXIII's own liturgy! Since the SSPX does not celebrate the Mass that Pope St. Pius X used and even refuses to do so, I would suggest to Fellay that he consider renaming himself the Society of "Blessed" John XXIII! I think what the TRADITIO Network has uncovered is that the SSPX is now violating the Traditional Latin Mass en masse!


Are Two Conciliar Popes to Be Beatified
With One Pre-conciliar Pope Thrown in to Disarm the Neocon Newchurchers?

From: The Fathers

Newvatican officials told a Polish Radio correspondent on October 5, 2008, that serious consideration is being given to Newbeatifying Paul VI (1963-1978) and JPII (1978-2005) together, and adding in Pius XII (1939-1958), to throw a bone to Neocon Newchurchers, who would be more likely to accept the Conciliar popes if the pre-conciliar pope were thrown in to boot. [Some information for this Commentary was provided by the Poland News.]

Usually, beatification takes place a century or more after the death of a meritorious individual. However, Benedict-Ratzinger has violated that rule in approving a "rush to judgment" on JPII, who probably did more damage to the Catholic Church than any other conciliar pope, simply because of the sheer length of his term, 27 years! During that time JPII earned the moniker, "The Clown Pope," from his predilection to have clowns entertain at the Novus Ordo.


Some Traditional Catholics Have Left over the Semi-traditional 1962+ "Half" Mass

From: George

I go to an independent traditional Catholic Church where the priest takes his cues from the SSPX. Their bishops supply Confirmation. I thought that our Mass was fully traditional, but I am informed now that it is now a semi-traditional 1962+ "Half" Mass. Some traditional Catholics have already gotten up and left over it.


October 9 - St. John Leonard, Confessor
Double Feast

Newvatican Declares Many Novus Ordo Baptisms around the World Invalid

From: The Fathers
Novus Ordo Baptism

Presbyter About to Throw an Infant into the Novus Ordo "Baptismal" Dunk Tank
Newvatican Has Now Declared that Invalid Baptisms
Are Being Performed by the Novus Ordo around the World
Based on the Protestant "Oecumenical" Rite

Still reeling from the continuing Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal, Newvatican faces a yet more horrible scandal, more horrible because it pertains to the divine realm. Confirming rumors that have circulated for years, Newvatican has finally declared that many Baptisms performed in the Novus Ordo rite are invalid.

In March 2008 Newvatican issued a declaration, confirmed by Benedict-Ratzinger in forma specifica, that Novus Ordo baptisms performed with the widespread erroneous form: "I baptize you in the name of the Creator, and of the Redeemer, and of the Sanctifier" or "I baptize you in the name of the Creator, and of the Liberator, and of the Sustainer" are invalid.

This invalid form is used by many heretical Protestant sects, which otherwise Benedict-Ratzinger embraces by virtue of Vatican II's false "oecumenism." For years there have been many newspaper reports of its use around the world in Novus Ordo services. The latest report involves one of these invalid "baptisms" in Australia, which was recorded on video and published on the internet. [Some information for this Commentary was provided by the Australian.]

Baptism, the most important Sacrament of the Church, which leads to all the others, has an invariable form, prescribed by Our Lord Jesus Christ and recorded in Scripture (Matthew 28:18-20). In its traditional Latin form, it is: Ego te baptizo in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti. For further information, click on FAQ11: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Practices? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) in the section "Sacraments: Their Matter and Form."


Another SSPX Member Calls for the Boycott of the Society's "Semi-Traditional Mass of 1962+"
Saying "There's Too Much Compromise and Not Enough Courage Out There"

From: Jay

All I can say is, "Wow!" The TRADITIO Network has pulled through again. You are not afraid to address the most important issues, which are the ones those "semi-traditional" publications refuse even to allude to.

I admit to being confused when this issue of the "Semi-Traditional Mass of 1962+" Mess came up at the September 2008 Ember Days, but I think SSPX member Greg's call for a boycott is the right approach. As an SSPX member myself, I agree with Greg that it's more Catholic to be without Mass than it is to compromise by attending a "Semi-Traditional" or "Hybrid" Mess. There's too much compromise and not enough courage out there. We need to hold fast to the traditional Catholic Faith, not necessarily hold to our Sunday habits if they have become complacent.

Too often I hear Sunday-morning complaints about how Catholics in the 1960s failed to resist Modernist changes enough. That was then. What about now? Who else is resisting the 1962+ Motu/ Hybrid/Semi-Traditional/Half Mass? I'd rather keep my traditional Catholic Faith than my Sunday habit at a compromise. Add my name to those who agree with Greg's call for SSPX members to boycott these compromise "Messes."


October 8 - St. Bridget, Widow
Double Feast

Benedict-Ratzinger Violates Novus Ordo Law Allowing Heretic's Homily at His Papal Mess
Is Benedict-Ratzinger Also Rejecting His Predecessor, Pope Leo XIII on Anglican Invalidity?

From: The Fathers
Rowan Williams & Benedict-Ratzinger

Benedict-Ratzinger (Right) Warmly Greets Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams
Newpope Violated Church Law by Having the Heretic Archbishop Deliver a Papal "Homily"
Newpope's Action Also Implies His Rejection of His Predecessor's Papal Bull on Anglican Invalidity

According to the New Order's own law, only its deacons or presbyters can deliver a "homily" at the Novus Ordo Mess. Yet Benedict-Ratzinger himself broke this law when he permitted the heretic archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, to do so at the papal Mess at Lourdes on September 14, 2008. Many of Williams' ow Anglican dioceses are in the process of separating from his jurisdiction because he supports the consecration of "gay" bishops, even those openly shacking up with their paramours.

But, more than that, an Anglican theologian, Bosco Peters, a Honors-degree theologian from the Melbourne College of Divinity, has stated that Benedict-Ratzinger's action is tantamount to his rejection of the Catholic doctrine of his predecessor, Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903) in his Papal Bull Apostolicae curae of 1898: "Anglican orders are absolutely null and void." In fact, the Anglican theologian has gone further, admitting what the TRADITIO Network has long stated. [Some information for this Commentary was provided by Liturgy.]

The 1896 papal bull, Apostolicae Curae, pronounced Anglican orders "absolutely null and utterly void." Since then, however, Roman Catholics have themselves reformed their ordination rites making them highly similar to Anglican ones.

This is truly Novus Ordo false "oecumenism" gone wild: and Benedict-Ratzinger is the father of this Modernist falsity, as he has been since before Vatican II (1962-1965). For further information, click on the Apostolic Letter on the Nullity of Anglican Orders.


Pittsburg Traditionalists Split from Liberalist Diocese

From: The Fathers

Clergy and lay traditionalists of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, have voted overwhelmingly (70-30) severed their connection from the liberalist Episcopalian diocese. They join traditionalists from the diocese of San Joaquin (centered in Fresno, California) in standing for traditional biblical principles against such theological innovations as "gay" marriage and the need to accept Christ. In November 2008 the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas, and Quincy, Illinois, are expected to separate. Presbyterian, Methodist, and Lutheran traditionalists have voted for similar separations from their liberalist "mainstream" organizations.

Although traditionalists had for years resisted the liberalist unChristian principles of the "mainstream" organizations, all hell broke loose, so to speak, when the liberalist Episcopalian organization in 2003 pushed through the first episcopal "consecration" of an openly "gay" bishop, who was living with his "lover," and openly entered into a "marriage" with him.

Although a small group of traditionalists maintained that "staying in the Church" was the only way to remedy the false teachings of the liberalists, the overwhelming majority considered the current governing organization to be incorrigible with respect to its obstinate unChristian and unBiblical teachings. Said one traditionalists: "The church became as gray as the culture. Undefined Christianity became the problem, and now the Church is indistinguishable from the world."

Episcopalians in the United States constitute only 2 per cent of the world's Anglicans and are among the most unChristian and unBiblical. The traditionalists are affiliating with traditionalist bishops and rejecting the liberalist "mainstream" organization, lead by the pro-gay heretical archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. [Some information for this Commentary was provided by the Associated Press.]

The interesting question is whether Neocon Newchurchers and Motarians will match the courage of these traditionalist Episcopalians and force Benedict-Ratzinger's scheming hand by demanding the fully traditional Latin Mass, Sacraments, doctrine, and morality back in the Church -- or separate publicly from what is not Catholic. Or whether they will continue to do obeisance to what is not Catholic and continue to support the New Order that has taken over their Church.


October 7 - The Most Holy Rosary
Double Feast of the Second Class

Former SSPXer Says: The SSPX Threw Me Out for Demanding a Fully Traditional Latin Mass
He Urges Boycott of the Vatican II-Bugnini-Fellay "Mass of 1962+" in the SSPX

From: Greg
Hannibal Bugnini

The Freemason Presbyter Hannibal "Bugsy Bugnini (1912-1982)
Chief Architect of the Novus Ordo
More and More SSPXers Are Deserting the "Semi-Traditional"
Vatican II-Bugnini-Fellay "Mass of 1962+" Offered at Most SSPX Chapels

Dear Fathers:

When I discovered that the Society of St. Pius X had deviated from the traditional calendar of the Traditional Latin Mass in 2008 and had moved the Ember Days from their traditional position in the week after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross to a later week, I confronted our SSPX priest-presbyter, who I had always thought was very traditional.

I had always assumed that we were getting the Traditional Latin Mass in the SSPX. Apparently not. When the SSPX changed the Ember Days in September 2008, I asked my SSPX priest-presbyter, and he said that he does not follow the Traditional Latin Mass and Order of Service, but the later 1962 version, which, he said -- get this -- was further modified by Fellay, the SSPX's Superior General! He said that these "modifications" to the Traditional Latin Mass were introduced at the command of the New Order's "Blessed" John XXIII (except, of course, the ones introduced by Fellay after John's death).

This does not sit right with me. The SSPX has no authority to change the Traditional Latin Mass or to issue its own "modernized" rubrics and calendar. Furthermore, I know that the so-called "Mass of 1962" was introduced as a temporary change to lead to the Protestantized Novus Ordo service, which Hannibal Bugnini and his Committee of Six Protestant Ministers did in fact introduce in 1969 as the so-called "New Mass." I now use the St. Andrew Daily Missal of 1945, which has for many years been available in reprint. It is the same one that my grandmother used.

It is ridiculous for those attending such a Vatican II-Bugnini-Fallay "Mass of 1962+" to call themselves fully traditional. SSPXers should demand the Traditional Latin Mass with none of these Vatican II-era "modernizing" changes. I told the SSPX priest-presbyter that what he is offering should be called the "Semi-Traditional Latin Mass" and that his SSPX church should know that he is offering a version further modified by Fellay.

Because I questioned the status of this "Mass of 1962+," like so many of my fellow SSPXers, my SSPX priest-presbyter showed me the door -- literally! He said that he would never offer the Traditional Latin Mass, only the "Mass of 1962+," even though the Society's founder, Archbishop Lefebvre, objected to several aspects of that service. I said, in turn, that I would never come back to his church or support the SSPX seminaries, as I do each year.

Whom does the SSPX think they're fooling? SSPXers should know that they're not getting the real Traditional Latin Mass, but only a "semi-traditional" compromise. SSPXers should know that the Society is changing Masses and playing games with the rubrics and calendar. Our souls are at stake. What benefits could we have from attending such a service? If my choice is between a Vatican II-Bugnini=Fellay "Mass of 1962+" and no Mass at all, I think that it's more Catholic and better for my soul to have no Mass at all.

So that's what I'm going to do, if I cannot find a fully Traditional Latin Mass. If more traditional Catholics took their faith to heart and stood a hard line against such corruptions of our Holy Mass, maybe we would have the true Traditional Latin Mass at these sites. Come on, SSPXers, have some courage. Take a stand and boycott the compromised Vatican II-Bugnini-Fellay "Mass of 1962+." Insist that the SSPX offer a fully Traditional Latin Mass, not a "Half Mass."


Benedict-Ratzinger Tells Newbishops in Russia: Stop Conversions

From: The Fathers

Not that Newchurch has to worry, because "conversions" to the New Order are practically nil, but Benedict-Ratzinger on October 2, 2008, issued a directive to Newbishops in Russia and the former Soviet republics to lay off trying to get converts. The Eastern Orthodox call this "poaching," and Newpope dances to the drum of the Schismatics, as a payoff for a possible junket to Russia. It's all a sham anyway. The Eastern Orthodox by and large hate Catholics and are in no mood to bring their "Whore of Babylon" into Mother Russia. [Some information for this Commentary was provided by the Associated Press.]


October 6 - St. Bruno, Confessor
Double Feast

Newvatican Chief Justice Contradicts Benedict-Ratzinger
"Bully" Burke Openly Involves Himself in U.S. Politics

From: The Fathers
Benedict-Ratzinger & Nancy Pelosi

Benedict-Ratzinger Publicly Blesses U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
His Latest Bad Appointment, "Bully" Burke as Newvatican's Chief Justice
Subsequently Turned on Newpope and Violated Newchurch's Own Law against Politicking
Like Pope Pius XII and John XXIII Once
Benedict-Ratzinger Now Seems too Ill to Keep His Appointees in Line

Are we now seeing a repetition of the last years of Pope Pius XII's papacy (1939-1958), during which the ill pope was unable to control his lieutenants? Benedict-Ratzinger has now had two strokes, one episode of unconsciousness, and a heart attack. His brother says that every day may well be his last.

During Pius XII's illness, the Modernist presbyter Hannibal Bugnini began the process of destroying the Sacred Liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. He put through a raft of changes in 1956 that touched virtually every area of the rites of the Church. He changed the ancient rites of Holy Week. He changed Easter. He changed the Communion fast. He changed the calendar. He changed the Saints. He changed the Divine Office. He changed the Mass. And Pius XII was too ill to do anything about it.

Now an ailing Benedict-Ratzinger has appointed another frenetic crazy, Raymond "Bully" Burke, who thinks that his new office at Newvatican gives him the right to involve himself in civil politics, which is against even Newchurch law. On the verge of a U.S. Presidential election, Burke publicly called the U.S. Democratic party a "party of death" and attacked two of the party's highest-profile Newchurchers, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice Presidential candidate Joseph Biden. Ironically, Burke's foray into civil politics put him in direct opposition to his principal, Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger, who prominently welcomed Speaker Pelosi recently in a Newvatican ceremony, the very woman whom Burke had condemned by name. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Reuters.]

Perhaps Burke is trying to turn the spotlight from himself, as he has been involved in scandal after scandal. As Newbishop of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Burke publicly consecrated as a "nun" a surgically-transgendered man (woman?). When JPII kicked him out of La Crosse to St. Louis (promoveatur ut removeatur), Burke became involved in scam to steal an independently-chartered Newparish property to pay off $12,000,000 in sex crimes. And this is the ilk that Benedict-Ratzinger has appointed to be Chief Justice. No wonder Newvatican has earned the eponym of "lawless."


October 5 - 21st Sunday after Pentecost
Semidouble Sunday

Newbishops Dictate to U.S. Congress on Economic Crisis
The Same Newchurch Bishops Have Been Running Their Own Dioceses into Bankruptcy

From: The Fathers
William Murphy

William Murphy, Newbishop of Rockville Center, New York
Who Was Sued by One of His Own Seminary Students for Fraud in Teaching False Doctrine
And Who Flubbed Speaking even a Couple of Words in Latin at a Public Event
Has Seen Fit to Dictate "Five Key Principles" of Economics to the U.S. Congress

One thing you can be sure of about Newbishops is that you can't shut them up. Of course, they rarely address issues of their own immorality in and responsibility for Newchurch's ongoing Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal or issues of truly Catholic doctrine, but when it comes to political matters, which are out of their purview, they never hold their tongues. Wearing a fancy hat doesn't give them authority in the political realm.

Yet, in the economic crisis that is currently facing the United States and spilling over to the world, the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, William Murphy, of Rockville Center, New York, has deemed himself competent to dictate "five key principles" of economics to the U.S. Congress on September 29, 2008. Murphy did admit: "My brother bishops and I do not bring technical expertise to these complicated matters." Nevertheless, he proceeded to tell Congress how to handle the crisis!

The irony of this situation is thick. In January 2003 one of his own seminary students filed a $2,000,000 lawsuit against Murphy, the Newchurch Diocese of Rockville Center, Incorporated, and the Novus Ordo seminary rector, charging they had defrauded him by promoting teachings in contradiction to authentic Catholic doctrine. In August 2004, Murphy tried to address a Newparish in Rockville Center on its anniversary with a few words in Latin. According to the New York daily Newsday, he flubbed them. The Newbishop could even speak a couple of words of the Church's official language.

True, the U.S. Congress needs to go back to school on the economy, but William Murphy and the U.S. Newbishops are obviously not competent to teach them. The Newbishops can't even operate their own dioceses without running them into bankruptcy, or without greedily liquidating their Newparishes to pay for sex crimes!


October 4 - St. Francis of Assisi, Confessor
Double Major Feast

Chinese Communists Kidnap Newbishop; Benedict-Ratzinger Is Silent
Newpope Is Ready to "Recognize" the Pseudo-Catholics of the Communist "Patriotic National Church"

From: The Fathers
Julius Gia

Julius Gia, Newbishop of Zhending
Was Arrested for "Unauthorized Religious Activity"
The Day after the Phony "Beijing Olympics"
Benedict-Ratzinger Has Shown Himself Ready to Play into the Hands
Of the Red Chinese in Recognizing the Pseudo-Catholic "Patriotic National Church"

Amazing, isn't it, how the world bought into the political propaganda of the so-called "Olympic Games of 2008." From beginning to end, this was not an amateur sports competition, but propaganda staged to laud Communism after the fashion of Lenin, Stalin, and Krushchev. What you didn't hear was that on the closing day of the propaganda fest, August 24, 2008, Red China's most prominent underground Newbishop, Julius Jia Zhiguo, was arrested at Wuqiu cathedral. As usual, no reason was given for his arrest, and Communist Chinese authorities did not disclose where Jia was being held.

Jia was imprisoned by the Communists from 1963 to 1978 -- 15 years -- and since then has been arrested more than a dozen times, despite living under house arrest since 1989. During the phony "Modern Olympics," Chinese Newchurchers were warned that they would be severely punished if they held services, rosaries, or other public religious services. Asia News predicted a crackdown immediately after the games, when the media spotlight was turned off.

The naif, Benedict-Ratzinger, thinks that things are changing in Red China, concealing the fact that the country is founded upon the principles of Marxism-Leninism. Newpope has made overtures to the Red Chinese to "normalize" relations and recognize its agent, the Patriotic National Church, a Novus Ordo sect taking its marching orders from the Communist Chinese Government.

Pope Pius XII didn't play Modernist politics with this despicable Communist sect. He excommunicated the whole of the Communist lackeys!


Newvatican Approves Third Set of Changes for the "Motu" Mess

From: The Fathers

The idea that the "Motu" Mess is even the Vatican II-Bugnini 1962 Mess is evaporating into the ridiculous. In 2007 Benedict-Ratzinger imposed changes on this form, and in 2008 changes were made so that the "Motu" calendar would conform more closely to the Novus Ordo calendar of 1969.

Now, it seems, Newpope's mouthpiece for the "Motu" Mess, Dario Hoyos, the outgoing President of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, has approved a new set of rubrics for the "Motu" Mess based on an "updated" version of a commonly-used English rubrical text. (It is interesting that he chose this English text instead of the more authoritative Latin texts. Another doff of his cap to the Novus Ordo, it seems.)

What confirms this latest ruse is that the English text had gone out of print with its twelfth edition in 1962, after which the beginnings of the Novus Ordo were implemented by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini. The Hoyos-approved rubrics are contained in a phony "fifteenth edition" of 2008. So, Hoyos has been able to implement three editions' worth of changes to even the actual Mess of 1962!


October 3 - St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus, Virgin
Semidouble Feast
Complete Friday Abstinence

Benedict-Ratzinger Seems to Forward "Soft on Sodomy" Policy
As He Puts "Gay" Rainbow Flag Doppelganger beneath the Vatican Flag

From: The Fathers
Benedict-Ratzinger & Rainbow Flag Rainbow Flog

Left: Benedict-Ratzinger under the Vatican and "Gay" Rainbow Flags at Brindisi
Right: A Radical "Gay" Rainbow Flag with the Same Motto, Pace
Given Benedict-Ratzinger's Active Cover-up of His "Gay" Sex-criminal Presbyters
His Actions Are Increasingly Being Interpreted as Further Indication of His "Soft on Sodomy" Policy

On his visit to Brindisi in Southern Italy on June 14-15, 2008, Benedict-Ratzinger appeared in public under a rainbow flag flying under the flag of the Vatican City State. Even though the rainbow flag is a well-known symbol of the radical "Gay" Movement, Benedict-Ratzinger's Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith has adopted it, or something quite like it. His action is already being interpreted in some circles as further proof of his "Soft on Sodomy" policy. The Rainbow Flag is not infrequently in evidence at various Novus Ordo temples, particularly on "Gay Pride Day" and the like. [Some information for this Commentary was provided by TIA.]


SSPX's Fellay Has Changed His Tune -- Again

From: The Fathers

Poor Bernie. The SSPX Superior General seems to be reversing his position again for what -- the fifth time, the tenth time? We have lost track. It seems that every time Fellay reads the TRADITIO Fathers' Commentaries (and we know from internal sources that he is an avid reader) and hears from his defecting SSPXers, many of whom are hopping mad at him, he swings to the right. Then every time he kowtows to Newrome, he swings to the left.

Maybe one of these days he'll stick once and for all with the right position, the Catholic position, the position of his Archbishop-Founder Marcel Lefebvre -- uncompromisingly against the Newchurch of the New Order. Now he is only playing the well-known Vatican II game of equivocation, issuing contradictory statements, to the hilt. Recently, he gave a talk in the form of a "sermon in France, where he admitted:

It seems to me that it is not without reason that we see many things that are being done or published in [New]Rome, and which are no longer an expression of the Catholic Faith. We may even go so far as saying that we are witnessing the rise of a new Church, a Church which claims to be Catholic, but no longer has anything Catholic about her. She has her own rites, her Bible, her way of doing things, but it is no longer what the Church has been teaching for centuries. We call this new Church "conciliar," or rather, she calls herself thus. However, it is almost impossible to identify her with the true Church.

Isn't this the same Bernie Fellay who directed all his SSPX priest-presbyters to sing a Te Deum to Benedict-Ratzinger for pulling the Great "Motu" Mess Hoax? Isn't this what the TRADITIO Network has said from the outset? How can Fellay approve of the hoax of Vatican II and Newchurch in general if he claims that Newchurch has "nothing Catholic about her"? When are you going to become a follower of Christ, Bernie, and say "Yea, yea, no, no" (Matthew 5:37/DRV), as Our Lord requires? Our mailbox is full of complaints from your SSPXers who are tired of your duplicity. They want straight answers from you and are leaving you and your SSPX because you will not give them straight answers. It is not happenstance that you had not one priest to ordain in the United States this year.


U.S. Military Can't Get Newchurch Chaplains; Imports Foreigner Presbyters

From: The Fathers

The Air Force Chief of Chaplains, Major General Cecil Richardson, has announced that there are so few Newchurch presbyters that he is recruiting foreign presbyters and giving them officers' commissions in the U.S. Military. Richardson says that, in effect, he is bribing these foreigner presbyters with U.S. citizenship, primarily from Mexico, Vietnam, Poland, the Philippines, and Columbia. There are currently only 82 Newchurch chaplains in the Air Force.

The shortage of Newchurch chaplains is not unique to the Air Force. In just the last twenty years since Vatican II, the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services has seen the number of presbyters drop from 1,500 across all services to about 290 active-duty chaplains, and 250 in the reserves and the National Guard. These presbyters are supposed to serve 1,500,000 Newchurch soldiers, which makes for a ratio of one-third of a presbyter for every 1000 soldiers. [Some information for this Commentary was provided by the Air Force Times.]


October 2 - Holy Guardian Angels
Double Major Feast

If It Were Not for Newchurchers, the Killing of Unborn Children Would Cease

From: Dr. Frank
U.S. Senators Biden, Dodd & Kerry

United States Senators Joseph Biden, Christopher Dodd, and John Kerry
Newchurchers All, Plot the Killing of More Unborn Children
Biden Is Now Running for Vice President
Dodd Is Chairman of the Senatorial Finance Committee
Kerry Was Barely Defeated in the 2004 Election for President
Meanwhile, Benedict-Ratzinger Sits on His Hands

If it were not for Newchurchers, the killing of unborn children would cease. There are about 65 Newchurchers in the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Dennis Kucinich, a former U.S. President candidate. There are 15 Newchurchers in the Senate, led by Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Dick Durbin, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, Tom Harkin, Pat Leahy, Patty Murray, Susan Collins, Barbara Mikulski, and Jack Reed.

Then you have the Newchurch spinmeisters all over television and radio. Many of them, you will recognize. Their names are: Chris Mathews, Bob Shrum, James Carville, Ellis Henican, Joe Trippi, Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Terry McAuliffe, Leon Panetta, Phil Donahue, Bob Beckel, Margaret Carlson, Donna Brazile, Nancy Keenan, Paul Begala, Steve McMahon, Flavia Colgan, Bill Press, Laurence O'Donnell, Carol Moseley Braun, and General Wesley Clark. There may be more, but these are the ones that I can verify.

Newchurch governors in favor of abortion are Jennifer Granholm of Michigan, Kathleen Sebelious of Kansas, Bill Richardson of New Mexico, and David Paterson of New York.

Can you imagine if all of the above were Catholics instead of Newchurchers of the New Order and believed God when He said, "Thou shalt not kill," the good that they could do? The killing of unborn children would be history, and Roe would be overturned. But they chose their party over God.

The Fathers Reply.

Good Catholics, Newchurch is a farce. Its adherents, such as the "Catholics" in the United States Congress, are open supporters of abortion. Benedict-Ratzinger doesn't lay a finger on them, any more than he did on the Newchurch legislators of Mexico, who voted for abortion on demand. Give up the false notion that Benedict-Ratzinger and his New Order are against abortion. Outside of a few mealy-mouthed words, the all talk/no action Benedict-Ratzinger may as well be jabbing the scalpel into the unborn children himself, for all the good he does.


How Does the Vatican II-Bugnini Mess of 1962 Differ from the Traditional Latin Mass?

From: John

Dear Fathers:

I know that the Traditional Latin Mass, the one that goes back to St. Peter, the Apostles, and the early Church Fathers, and used up to the 1950s/1960s differs, in many respects from the Vatican II-Bugnini Mess of 1962, but could you give an example of these differences?

The Fathers Reply.

The month of September 2008 gives a good example of several of the differences. Traditional Catholics using the fully-traditional rite celebrated three High Feast Days in red: on September 14 the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and on September 21 the Feast of St. Matthew. In the Vatican II-Bugnini Mess of 1962, St. Bartholomew and St. Matthew were essentially ignored, and a plain "green" Sunday of Pentecost was celebrated.

Traditionally, Greater Double Feasts take precedence over the plain Sundays of Pentecost. These feasts include those of the Apostles and Evangelists, those of the Archbasilicas of Rome, those of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and those the Lord Himself, such as the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The Vatican II-Bugnini rite of 1962 suppresses these Greater Double Feasts. As J. Eppstein wrote in his Has the Catholic Church Gone Mad:

To take a striking example, until a few years ago, during the summer holidays one often came upon a Sunday Mass celebrated with red vestments because it was the feast of an apostle, such as St. James, or St. Matthew, or St. Bartholomew, instead of the invariable green. Nowadays, except for the tiny minority attending weekday Masses, no practicing Catholic ever assists at the Mass of any apostle throughout the year, with the solitary exception of SS. Peter and Paul, where their feast is a holyday of obligation [as it is not in the United States and many other countries].

Likewise, the Traditional Latin Mass respects the Saints of the Church by adding their Collect prayers after those of the Sunday. If there is a Saint of the day, these Collects are proper to the Saint. If there is not a Saint of the day, seasonal Collects are said invoking the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints as a whole, The 1962 Mess has done away with these seasonal Collects entirely, and does not even commemorate major Saints on a Sunday! No wonder that the Motarians are so bereft of heavenly intercession!

Another example is the handling of Ember Days in the 1962 Mess, which deviates from the traditional reckoning of these days. In 2008, the 1962 rite so deviated from the traditional calendar that the Ember Days were a full week late, a situation that caused no end of confusion between traditional Catholics and the Newchurch "Motu" Mess adherents.

Good Catholics, there are many, many other deviations in the 1962 Mess that the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini introduced in 1951, 1956, 1960, and 1962. No, the Vatican II-Bugnini Mess of 1962 is not the Traditional Latin Mass -- not by a long shot!


October 1 - St. Remigius, Bishop & Confessor
Simple Feast

Newvatican Suffers First Deficit in Four Years
Benedict-Ratzinger Is Exposed as the "Great Slumlord of Rome"

From: The Fathers
Two Benedict-Ratzinger Evictees

A Disabled Mother and Daughter Being Evicted by Benedict-Ratzinger
Newpope's Agents Are Evicting the Poor from Their Newvatican-owned Apartments
So that Benedict-Ratzinger Can Recover His Losses from Sex-crime Payoffs
Romans Are Hopping Mad at the Papal "Slumlord"

Newchurchers in the United States are getting fed up with Benedict-Ratzinger and his support of Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal. They are withholding their donations to "Peter's Pence," and Newvatican as a result has suffered its first financial loss in four years.

In 2007 Newvatican showed red ink of nearly $15,000,000. Annually, Nearly $30,000,000 had been contributed by U.S. Newchurchers. No longer! So strapped has Benedict-Ratzinger and his Newchurch become that Newpope has turned on his tenants and is raising the rents of the poor in Newchurch properties in Rome and throwing them out if they can't pay. Newchurch owns one-quarter of the properties in central Rome. Newvatican is converting these residential properties into five-star hotels at $600 a night or into commercial properties to rake in more money to support the New Order.

The Roman press is having a field day over Benedict-Ratzinger's hypocrisy, as he recently added an Eleventh Commandment for Newchurchers: Thou shalt not accumulate excessive wealth. In Newchurch theology what's sauce for the goose is definitely not sauce for the gander. Newchurch is said to be sitting on $5,000,000,000 in property. And that is tax free, as the Church's concordat with Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini in 1929 provides that Newchurch pays no property tax. Newvatican has accordingly devalued its properties. For example, St. Peter's Basilica is valued on its books as worth less than $1.00!

An association of Roman poor has been formed to protest Benedict-Ratzinger's un-Christian behavior. One resident said that Newvatican had raised his rent over 300 per cent. He had renovated at his own expense the rat-invested apartment that Newvatican leased to him, supposedly for life. Now Benedict-Ratzinger's agents have tried to evict him. Another resident said that she had nowhere else to go after Newpope's agents evicted her daughter and elderly disabled mother. Many of these residents have lived in Newvatican properties since World War II and have always paid their rent.


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