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In a November 21, 2008, statement, Alvaro Corrada, Newchurch bishop of Tyler, Texas, has publicly admitted that in the first three years of his administration (2000-2003), his Newchurch hospitals had performed almost 2000 sterilizations. His shocking admission indicated that Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler performed 1619 sterilizations and that Christus St. Michael in Texarkana performed 188 sterilizations. In his statement Corrada admitted his failure to oversee the putatively "Catholic" hospitals. Corrada indicated that similar immoral actions were going on in dioceses across Texas and the United States. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LSN.]
Traditional Catholics are not alone in separating themselves to various degrees from the Newchurch of the New Order. In what is becoming the religious revolution of the 21st century, traditional groups are formally separating from the Modernist-liberalist establishment sects that have been forcing unChristian practices upon them.
The Anglican-Episcopalian Church is splitting, with traditionalists rejecting the priestesses, bishopesses, and homosexual clergy pushed by establishment sect. Now traditional Presbyterians are separating from the liberalist Presbyterian Church to join the more traditional Evangelical Presbyterian Church. As a first split, 87 churches in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, voted 97 to 3 per cent to affiliate with the traditional organization. Ownership of the church properties of the departing traditionalist churches are in dispute.
The high court's decision sets, for the first time, a precedent that Benedict-Ratzinger and his Newchurch operation can be held civilly and criminally guilty for aiding and abetting sex crimes. The court found credible instances where Benedict-Ratzinger and his Newchurch organization failed to report sex crimes by their clergy and covered up crimes to protect their clergy. A class-action suit against Benedict-Ratzinger and his Vatican City State is now before the courts and will proceed on the basis of the federal appellate ruling, which charges that they orchestrated a decades-long cover-up of Newchurch clergy assaulting children through the U.S.
The ruling also opens the door to subpoenaing Benedict-Ratzinger personally for depositions under oath. Attorneys for the victims have said that they will seek to depose Newpope. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Wall Street Journal and Associated Press.]
There are no more Catholic countries. The Newchurch of the New Order prohibited it after Vatican II (1962-1965). All countries were made secular by order of Newvatican at that time. Once-Catholic countries like Ireland, Portugal, and now Spain have embraced divorce, abortion, homosexuality, euthanasia, and paganism and are deconstructing the accoutrements of their Catholic heritage.
In Spain, once considered one of the most Catholic of countries, a judge has banned crucifixes from classroom walls as contravening the secular and neutral nature of Spain's 1978 constitution. Despite the provisions of that constitution, declaring the separation of Church and State, Catholic symbols have been prominent in many of Spain's schools and colleges. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by CNA.]
It appears that all that Mozart piano-playing by Benedict-Ratzinger was just another Newchurch propaganda piece. Newvatican has now "absolved" Beatles rock-star John Lennon for claiming that he was "more popular than Jesus." "Christianity will go," he told a reporter from the London Evening Standard. It will vanish and shrink. We're more popular than Jesus now."
When Lennon made that statement in March 1966, the world had enough Christianity left to be outraged. Christians of all stripes burned piles of Beatles albums, and radio stations stopped playing the group's musical offal. More than a decade later, Lennon said that he was glad of the furor he had caused. In what was viewed by many at the time as poetic justice, a psychotic, who was allegedly crazed by the rock group, shot Lennon dead in 1980.
Benedict-Ratzinger's official journal, L'Osservatore Romano has now lavishly praised the infamous group's effluvium, which has been used as sing-alongs at the invalid Novus Ordo service. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the UK Telegraph.]
Although the SSPX announced that there will be no ordinations of priests in 2008 in the United States, the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI) has announced the ordination of two traditional Catholic priests on October 7, 2008. One of these priests will return to Russia and serve the traditional Catholic community in Moscow. The Society of St. Pius V (SSPV) had previously consecrated one traditional Catholic bishop on February 28, 2007, two traditional Catholic priests on April 11, 2007, and one on September 3, 2008. Both of these traditional Catholic organizations use the rites before the Bugnini-Conciliar versions of 1962.
U.S. President-elect Barack Hussein Obama on November 22, 2008, appointed a radical pro-abortion feminist, Ellen Moran, as his White House Communications Director. Moran currently serves as executive director of EMILY's List, an organization "dedicated to building a progressive America by electing Democratic pro-choice women to office." Previously, she had served in the Political Department of the liberalist labor union, AFL-CIO, focusing particularly on forcing, through political pressure, the Wal-mart chain to retreat from its conservative stance to accept liberalist policies, such as abortion and homosexuality.
EMILY's List (EMILY stands for "Early Money Is Like Yeast" -- it makes the dough rise), was formed in the 1980s to support pro-abortion female radicals for political office. Among those that her efforts supports with millions of U.S. dollars are U.S. Senators Diane Feinstein and Hillary Clinton. The organization discriminates on the candidates that it supports. Men need not apply. Republicans need not apply. Those who do not support unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand need not apply. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by CNA.]
What do you think about the "Motu" Mass now being designated as the "Gregorian Mass"?
The Fathers Reply.
It is so great a misnomer that it is a lie. The Traditional Latin Mass, before Hannibal Bugnini's Protestant- and Masonic-inspired corruptions of 1951, 1956, 1960, and 1962, is essentially the Mass of Pope St. Gregory the Great. The Conciliar-Bugnini "Mass of 1962" already took a giant step away from the Traditional Latin Mass. From there it was a quick path to the further changes of 1964, 1967, 1969, and 1970, by which time an unCatholic and invalid Novus Ordo Service was achieved, inspired by the goals of false oecumenism, Protestantism, and Freemasonry.
According to Roman Catholic Tradition, the Traditional Latin Mass in all its essentials was passed on by St. Peter, the first pope, to the Church. The Apostles themselves, according to St. Ambrose, worked at its elaboration. It reached its complete perfection with Popes St. Damasus (fourth century) and St. Gregory the Great (sixth century). As the great liturgical scholar, Fr. Adrian Fortescue, wrote, this Mass is "the most venerable in all Christendom, with a history of unbroken use far longer than that of any Eastern rite, there being no doubt that the essential parts of the Mass are of Apostolic origin." That history was broken in the 1950s, when Hannibal Bugnini became General Secretary of the Pontificia Commissio pro Generali Liturgica Instauratione [Pontifical Commission for a General Liturgical Renovation] in 1948. Bugnini was Secretary of Vatican II's Preparatory Liturgical Commission (1960-1962).
Between 1948 and 1962, Bugnini undertook from those positions to prepare the Church to accept a Novus Ordo Service, a replacement for the Traditional Latin Mass. After gutting the Traditional Latin Mass as far as he could by 1962, the conciliar pope Paul VI appointed him General Secretary of the Consilium ad Exsequendam Constitutionem de Sacra Liturgia [Council for the Execution of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy] (1964-1970), which proceeded, even before Vatican II was finished, to create a new, Modernistic and "oecumenical" service to replace not only the Traditional Latin Mass, but the Conciliar-Bugnini "Mass of 1962."
Interestingly, "Hannibal" means "joy of Baal," the pagan god. And indeed this Hannibal created the Novus Ordo Service after Protestant and Masonic principles, to be sure, but also after pagan principles, as can be seen in the various pagan practices introduced (women in the sanctuary, pagan music, communion in the hand, etc.).
It's worse than you thought. A June 2008 court deposition recently released to the public revealed that the Newchurch archbishop Rembert Weakland, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, paid not the $500,000 previously reported, but double that amount, a cool million U.S. dollars, as hush money to keep his homosexual catamite, Paul Marcoux, quiet about their "relationship." The money came from money put by Newchurchers into their parish collection-plates. At first Weakland denied making the payoff, but when the evidence overwhelmed him, he admitted to the embezzlement.
But that's not the worst part. Benedict-Ratzinger didn't even ask Weakland to return the million dollars that he had embezzled! So, the clueless Newchurchers in Milwaukee had $1,000,000 of their collections paid to a homosexual extortionist through the polluted hands of their Novus Ordo bishop. Marcoux had in a his possession a love letter written by Weakland to him, which Weakland didn't want made public. Marcoux retains possession of the $1,000,000 payment of the money embezzled by Weakland, courtesy of the Newchurchers of Milwaukee.
Did Benedict-Ratzinger fire Weakland's posterior? Of course not. Benedict-Ratzinger continues to suborn Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal by taking no action whatsoever against his perverted prelates. Benedict-Ratzinger is worse than worthless as a pope; he is a criminal accessory after the fact. If Newchurchers had any morals left, they would force him into resigning the office that he has defiled.
In what was a stinging slap in the face to Benedict-Ratzinger, who embraces Eastern Orthodox bishops, Orthodox bishop Hilarion Alfeyev, of Vienna and Austria, a noted theologian and scholar of the Classics, has chastised Newpope for his temerity in attempting to modify the "Motu" Mass "in line with contemporary norms." The bishop specifically criticized Benedict-Ratzinger's attempt to remove the "so-called anti-Semitic" texts from the ancient service of Good Friday. Several members of the liberalist wing of the Eastern Orthodox Church, he said, have subsequently begun to propagate the idea of revising the Apostolic Eastern Orthodox services in order to bring them closer to contemporary standards of "political correctness."
One British Orthodox archpriest, Sergius Hackel, proposed the removal of all texts from the Holy Week services that speak of the guilt of the Jews in the death of Christ. He is trying to absolve the Jewish leaders of the time of engineering Christ's death and trying to turn the blame instead to the Roman administration. This historical revisionism reflects the anti-Roman hostility of most Eastern Orthodox. The Scriptures clearly indicate that the Jewish temple leaders of the time, afraid that their power was being compromised by Christ, engineered his death, and that the Roman governor was eventually forced to approve it because of a threatened uprising of the Jews. Time and again Pilate tried to let Christ go free: "And he said to them the third time: Why; what evil hath this man done? I find no cause of death in him" (Luke 23:22/DRV).
Bishop Hilarion proclaimed:
This is just one of innumerable examples of how a distortion of the lex credendi [the law of believing] inevitably leads to "corrections" in the lex orandi [the law of praying] and vice versa. This is not only a question of revising liturgical tradition, but also a re-examination of Christian history and doctrine. The main theme of all four Gospels is the conflict between Christ and the Jews, who in the end demanded the death penalty for Jesus. There was no conflict between Christ and the Roman administration, the latter being involved only because the Jews did not have the right to carry out a death penalty.
It seems that all of this is so obvious that it does not need any explanation. This is exactly how the ancient Church understood the Gospel story, and this is the understanding that is reflected in liturgical texts. However, contemporary rules of "political correctness" demand another interpretation in order to bring not only the Church's services, but also the Christian faith itself in line with modern trends.
Bishop Hilarion may be an Eastern Orthodox schismatic, but in this instance his chastisement of Benedict-Ratzinger for succumbing to politically-motivated pro-Semitic historical revisionism is right on the mark!
As if it weren't obvious already, a new study has confirmed that "Catholic Colleges" are no longer Catholic. The National Catholic Register, a prominent Newchurch publication, has admitted in a front-page article that under JPII and Benedict-Ratzinger, the colleges under their jurisdiction have become institutions embracing the pagan secular culture. Among the findings:
The figures are worse for women than men, further confirming the fact that the gender that used to be the bedrock of society and the family is becoming its destroyer. Among the results:
The Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal presided over by JPII and Benedict-Ratzinger have resulted in the majority of Newchurch students saying that they no longer respect Newchurch bishops and popes. 10 to 13 per cent said that their "Catholic" college experience directly caused them to have no respect for Newchurch bishops and popes and to reject the Novus Ordo "sacraments."
Already at the time of Vatican II (1962-1965), the noted Catholic educator, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who taught at the Catholic University of America for nearly 25 years, noted with deep concern what was happening in Catholic education and the fact that many young people were losing the Faith. His warning on higher education, given around 1967, was as prophetic as it was startling:
You are better off going to a state school where you will have the chance to fight for your faith, than going to a modern Catholic university where you will have the new watered-down, modernist version of the faith spoon-fed to your unsuspecting minds, so that you will be apt to lose your faith.
Nowadays, the best choice for parents and students is a college is a conservative liberal-arts college. The best major is Classics (Latin and Greek), which, in addition to giving the foundation for all secular and religious study, is usually one of the most conservative departments at any given institution. Institutions associated with the New Order and the “New Mass,” even when billed as “conservative,” should be particularly avoided, in accordance with the advice of Archbishop Sheen above.
In addition to getting a thorough grounding in the classical languages, students should emphasize philosophy (particularly classical and mediaeval philosophy), music (particularly early and classical music), history (particularly ancient and mediaeval history), mathematics and the natural sciences, psychology and the social sciences (one must be careful here in choosing conservative courses), and oratory and rhetoric (sometimes called "Speech").
Even Newchurchers are outraged by a "Balloon" Mess personally simulated on November 16, 2008, by Newcardinal Christoph Schönborn, archbishop of Vienna, in Wolfsthal, Austria. Schönborn is one of the leading candidates to be the next pope. Schönborn, together with his presbyter and ministress in the "sanctuary," were handed multi-colored helium balloons to cheer on the youth present, who danced to a rock band at the Mess. A large video screen told the congregation to "write a request to God on a card and attach it to the balloon." Schönborn obeyed the command and wrote his request on a card and released his balloon to float up to the rafters of the ancient cathedral.
During the Mess the concelebrants clapped to the rhythm of electric guitars and a rock band with vocalists. When the "consecration" was performed, the Schönborn lifted a giant "peanut-butter cookie" into the air. While the giant cookie was being elevated, the bass guitarist rendered ear-shattering twangs. Schönborn then broke the cookies into big pieces and placed them into the hands of the congregation, which had just dirtied themselves on the balloons. All the while a light show with rotating and piercingly-bright searchlights was directed all over the cathedral.
Schönborn was flooded with messages of protest when Gloria TV broadcast the travesty worldwide. Yet the Newchurch cardinal defended his "Balloon" Mess and the use of the "peanut-butter cookies" as perfect within the parameters of Ordinary Mass of the Newchurch of the New Order.
On November 15, 2008, clergy from the Society of St. Pius X publicly joined with clergy from two Novus Ordo groups, the Fraternity of St. Peter (SSPX) and the Institute of the Good Shepherd. They knelt in front of St. Andrew's Cathedral at Bordeaux, France, to pray for the Touts Petits organization.
That the SSPX should join with these particular Novus Ordo groups is especially risible because the FSSP was made an "indult" group by JPII in 1988, immediately after Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, the SSPX's founder, had taken the courageous action of consecrating four traditional bishops for the world. The FSSP was specifically set up to counter the traditional Catholicism of the Archbishop, who placed the Roman Catholic religion over the membership in the Newchurch club.
Likewise, the Institute of the Good Shepherd was founded on September 8, 2008, to counter the SSPX. Its first members were five SSPX priests expelled by Superior General Bernie Fellay, as approved unanimously by the General Chapter. The expelled SSPX priests subsequently went over to the New Order. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the RU Christian News Service.]
I have provided TRADITIO readers with a new article that discusses the demise of the European family as it corresponds to the ascendancy of Vatican II-think in Newchurch. For further information, click on The Demise of the European Family in the TRADITIO Network's Special Features department.
It seems that "wearing your religion on your sleeve" has become for disingenuous politicians in our time: "wear a rosary around your neck." Maria Shriver-Schwarzenegger, wife of the California governor and member of the Kennedy family, appeared in a video interview for the Washington Post on October 22, 2008, wearing a rosary around her neck.
Maria Schwarzenneger is a Newchurcher to the core. She "religiously" attends the phony Novus Ordo Service, "but when it comes to Church teachings, I pick and choose. I think I'm probably a 'Cafeteria Catholic.' I have a dispute with a lot of the Catholic Church. Even though I consider myself a Catholic in good standing, I disagree with a lot of the teachings of the Church." She believes that the divorced and remarried should get handed the Novus Ordo cookie. He approves of public sodomites being welcomed into Newchurch without any requirement to mend their immoral behavior. She wouldn't be averse to having priestesses in Newchurch. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by California Catholic Daily.]
This poster-girl for Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch is cut from the same cloth as other great Newchurcher politicians. U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, who divorced his wife of 24 years and four children and then "married" a floozie 22 years his junior with the "approval" of JPII's New Order apparatus. The floozie herself was already divorced with two children of her own. John Kerry, who claimed to be a "Catholic" during the 2004 U.S. Presidential election to get votes, even though he was an open proponent of abortion. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, who also advocates abortion as a "woman's right." Joseph Biden, the incoming U.S. Vice President, who claims to be a "working-class Catholic" living in a mansion on a hill, whence he proclaims a "woman's right" to abort her children.
These Newchurch politicians seem to be cut from the same cloth as the Newchurchers who have desecrated their bodies with tattoos. These ignoscenti think that violating the Fifth Commandment is okay as long as the tattoos have a religious theme! It seems these days that those who never actually worship God at a true Mass make up for their paganism and rejection of the true Faith by decorating their persons, cars, etc., with religious paraphernalia. This is at best superstition and at worst a mockery of God and true religion. Yet this is what the Newchurch of the New Order, now headed by Benedict-Ratzinger, hath wrought.
75 U.S. Newchurch presbyters invited Gene Robinson, the Episcopalian bishop who is living publicly in a "gay" marriage, to direct their annual retreat. According to reports from the retreat, Robinson encouraged the presbyters to push for the ordination of priestesses, which his Episcopalian sect has, as well as bishopesses. He said that such a campaign would "go a long way toward opening the door for the acceptance of gay priests [sic]." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Southern Voice.]
Good Catholics, Robinson has spilled the beans. Now we understand why there has been such a big push for priestesses in Newchurch lately and why Benedict-Ratzinger has officially opened Newchurch seminaries to "gays." It is simply a cover-up for getting a "gay" clergy.
It is a common misconception that Archbishop Lefebvre and his Society of St. Pius X always used the "Mass of 1962." In fact, that usage came only later. In the earlier days of the SSPX, the Traditional Latin Mass that antedated the Bugnini changes of the 1950s was used. It is hypocritical that today the SSPX, including even some of its bishops, is trying to make out that it always used Benedict-Ratzinger's "Motu"-style "Mass of 1962," whereas the Society's own publications put the lie to this contention as being simply ex post facto historical revisionism to please Benedict-Ratzinger and his New Order.
In fact, according to an article in an SSPX publication of 1983, the Archbishop said that he considered the "Mass of 1962" severely compromised. He did retain the Confiteor before the Communion of the people, which the Modernists rejected because they wanted to equate the priest's Communion, which is necessary to confect the Sacrifice, with the laity's, which is not. In 1978 the Archbishop determined that the priests of the Society should not eliminate this Confiteor. The Archbishop also objected to the radical changes that had been made in the traditional rites of Holy Week in 1956, especially the elimination of traditional word perfidis in the litanical prayer for the Jews on Good Friday.
According to an SSPX priest who knew the archbishop quite well, the Archbishop just before his death was seriously considering making the pre-1955 Missale Romanum, that is, the one without the Conciliar-Bugnini changes, normative for the SSPX. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the St. Lawrence Press.]
In May 2008, Newchurchers in England and Wales who were following the Conciliar-Bugnini "Mass of 1962" were told by their Newchurch bishops that Holy Days of Obligation that had been transferred a Sunday in the Novus Ordo should be celebrated on the same day by the Motarians. The Motarians were conflicted because now they didn't have the "permission" that they thought they needed from the Newchurch bishops. They needn't have worried, of course because the Traditional Latin Mass that goes back to Apostolic times and was canonized in perpetuity by Pope St. Pius V provided that no ecclesiastical "permission" was necessary, that all Catholics had the right, in fact the obligation, to celebrate that Mass.
On July 3, 2008, the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales asked for a "clarification" of this decision of their Newchurch bishops from the Ecclesia Dei Commission. In response, Camille Perl, the Commission's Vice President, historically a hater of traditional Catholics, confirmed on October 20, 2008, that although the Motarians could use the dates under the 1962 calendar if they wished, "there is no obligation for anyone to attend services on those days." Moreover, the Motarians could choose to move the traditional dates to the Novus Ordo dates.
So, Benedict-Ratzinger's Great "Motu" Mess Hoax continues. Although the Motarians are already hailing the "option" as a victory, they are missing the Big Picture as usual. Newrome has now changed the 1962 calendar by permitting the moving of holydays to non-traditional days. If the Conciliar-Bugnini "Mass of 1962" were sacrosanct, such changes would be prohibited outright. Here we go again: the injection of the Novus Ordo camel's nose under the tent or the turning on of the Novus Ordo heat, but gradually, so that the "Motu" frog doesn't realize that he is being boiled alive! If these clueless Motarians knew their Church history, they'd realize that this is exactly the same ploy that was used to introduce the Novus Ordo of 1969 and to suppress the Traditional Latin Mass, let alone the Conciliar-Bugnini "Mass of 1962"!
The Diocese of Fort Worth has become the fourth diocese to abandon the liberalist U.S. Episcopalian synod of presiding bishopess Katherine Jefferts-Shori and go traditional with traditional bishops. On November 15, 2008, by an overwhelming 80% vote of both clergy and laity, Fort Worth joined Fresno, California; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Quincy, Illinois; and one hundred individual dioceses in the United States -- not to speak of numerous dioceses and parishes around the world -- in saying, "Enough is enough." They have severed their association with the liberalist "establishment" sect headed by the heretical Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, and his Anglican Church, which has introduced priestesses, bishopesses, bishops living openly in "gay" marriages, divorce, and other practices contrary to Sacred Scripture.
At one point the traditionalist Anglican-Episcopalians had illogically applied to Benedict-Ratzinger to become Newchurch converts. However, Newpope told them to go back to the heretic Anglican archbishop, Rowan Williams. Newchurch doesn't want converts from Protestantism. It offends Benedict-Ratzinger's "oecumenical" sensibilities.
A lengthy, expensive legal battle is expected over who owns Episcopalian property and funds. The Fort Worth diocese oversees more than 50 parishes and missions, serving about 19,000 people. The other dioceses that have gone traditionalist are already in court over who owns the diocesan assets. The liberalist "establishment" sect is treating the traditionalist hatefully, just as the Newchurch of the New Order has treated traditional Roman Catholics.
Traditionalist leaders in the United States are planning to form an Traditional Anglican Province in North America, which will have no connection with the liberalist "establishment" sect. By overwhelming majority votes, the traditionalist Episcopalians have rejected the notion of "reform from within," saying that the "establishment" sect and its leaders are so corrupt and unChristian that such an approach would be fruitless. Said one traditionalist leader: "I can only reply by quoting the saying that the definition of insanity is to keep on doing the same thing, expecting different results." That sounds like a lesson from which traditional Catholics can learn!
The separations have a large cost to the "establishment" sect, not only in legal expenses and lost donations from the traditionalist dioceses and parishes, but also in damage to the Anglican-Episcopalian sect's image, which looking more and more like that of Newchurch: a group of liberalist/Modernist fanatics with an unChristian hatred of the traditional Faith and traditionalists. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
With its President, Newcardinal Francis George, of Chicago, under increasing pressure to resign because of his involvement in suborning his own presbyter's assaults upon children, the U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] at its recent annual meeting failed to take any action to staunch the sex crimes of themselves and their presbyters. Instead, they took a "symbolic" action only, by fabricating an untraditional "Blessing of a Child in the Womb." George himself called it a "very moving blessing."
George and the U.S. Newchurch bishops are hypocrites. Composing a prayer does not cover up their complicity in the rape and assault of children by their presbyters -- and themselves. It is a dirty little secret of the U.S. bishops that 19 of their number are now charged with personally raping or assaulting children. That is close to 10% of the whole number of bishops in the United States.
George himself was just fingered for his involvement in suborning the rape of children in Chicago by his presbyter Donald McGuire, who has now been convicted on two felony counts and faces more after his extradition to Arizona. George himself secreted his presbyter in his own episcopal residence and knowingly appointed another criminal presbyter as principal of a Newchurch school. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the RU Christian News Service.]
George is coming under increasing pressure to resign as President of the U.S. Bishops Conference. He doesn't have to be so concerned about children still in the womb. His hands are already reddened from his involvement with assaults upon born children. One has to wonder whether these bishops are perpetrating yet another ruse when they focus on unborn children at the same time that they rape and assault born children and also suborn their presbyters who do the same. It is time to turn their attention from the unborn to the born and to take action against themselves and their presbyters. Pogo's fabled words seem to hit the mark here: "We have met the enemy, and he is us." These Newchurch bishops are the enemies of children, period.
On the occasion twentieth anniversary of Newvatican's "indult" concession to the Fraternity of St. Peter [FSSP], Joseph Bisig, its fired Superior General, is now trying to claim that "there was no compromise with Tradition when his movement reunited with [New]Rome." Is Bisig for real? Does he think that traditional Catholics have no memory of the truth, but will accept only latter-day Motarian propaganda?
Well, Joseph, we TRADITIO Fathers certainly remember the truth. Our memory extends back to October 18, 1988, when the Fraternity of St. Peter [FSSP], was constituted as an "indult" organization by Newcardinal Augustinus Meyer, President of the Ecclesia Dei Commission. The FSSP was "conceded" (there was no talk of a right, a right that had been canonized by Pope St. Pius V) to use the "liturgical books in force in 1962," the books that had already been modified in three waves of "modernization" (1951, 1956, 1960) by Hannibal Bugnini, who later became the Chief Architect of the Novus Ordo Service of 1969.
But it later came to light that the FSSP was lied to by the Ecclesia Dei Commission. The FSSP was told, orally, that it could use the 1962 books "exclusively," but that that word could not be put in the official published document because it would irritate Modernists in Newchurch. In effect, the FSSP was given only a "gentlemen's agreement." But the Ecclesia Dei Commission's denizens turned out not to be gentlemen, as the FSSP soon found out when the Commission issued Protocol 1411 of 1999, forcing the FSSP and all "indult" organizations to simulate the Novus Ordo Service when requested to do so by their local Newchurch bishop, especially for the Novus Ordo shivaree on Maundy Thursday, when the hoards of presbyter-celebrants de rigeur surround the "table" in a theater of Modernist "concelebration."
Joseph Bisig had become Superior General of the FSSP in January 1998. When the Ecclesia Dei Commission pulled its Protocol 1411 trick in 1999, Bisig protested, saying that the FSSP had a concession to use the 1962 liturgical books "exclusively." The Commission sprang the trap and said that the word "exclusive" did not appear in the official published document. The FSSP's goose was cooked. Newcardinal Hoyos became President of the Commission on April 14, 2000, and within three months fired Bisig for protesting the requirement that the FSSP concelebrate the Novus Ordo Service along with the Conciliar-Bugnini "Mass of 1962."
Good Catholics, you must always be careful to question whatever these Newchurch officials say. Rarely do they tell the truth. Most often they are like secular politicians who spin the truth, reinvent the truth, and revise the truth to make it conform to their ecclesiastical/political goals. The deliberate lies that Newchurch officials have told about the "Indult" of 1988 and the "Motu" of 2007 are, to use the words of Scripture, legion.
Newchurch bishops have been lying outright to parishioners in order to place sex criminals as Newchurch pastors. So proves a videotaped deposition of Milwaukee, Wisconsin's archbishop Rembert Weakland taken in June 2008 and released on November 12, 2008.
You may remember Weakland. He is a virulent opponent of traditional Catholicism. And why not? He was himself practicing Newchurch's "New Morality," by having a catamite on the side, to whom he was paying hush-money to the tune of $500,000 embezzled from Newchurch funds. When his "secret" was about to be exposed, Weakland confessed and turned himself in to the police. Benedict-Ratzinger, always soft on sodomy when it involves his Novus Ordo bishops, "accepted the resignation" of Weakland. There is no indication that Benedict-Ratzinger ever required him to return the stolen money.
In the released deposition, Weakland admitted that he had transferred priests with a history of sex crimes right back into Novus Ordo parishes without alerting parishioners. The archbishop acknowledged that he did so because "no parish would have accepted a priest [sic] unless you could say that he has gone through the kind of psychological examination and that he's not a risk to the parish." Weakland acknowledged that he had never reported any suspected abuse while he headed the local archdiocese. He also testified that he had never directly asked accused presbyters whether the allegations were true.
Trial against the Newchurch archdiocese and its leadership is expected to commence in June or July 2009. Seven victims have already come forward to testify that they were assaulted by Newchurch presbyters. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in 2007 that Newchurch could be sued by victims on fraud charges if they could show that Newchurch knew about the misconduct and deliberately attempted to cover it up. Actions against the archdiocese's insurance carrier were dismissed by the court, which said that coverage did not apply to intentional acts of fraud. If the archdiocese loses the trial, which seems likely now that Weakland has spilled the beans, it will most likely be thrown into bankruptcy, and the full details of its secret records will be exposed and become part of the public record. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
Good Catholics, maybe Benedict-Ratzinger won't lift a finger against his criminal bishops, but the U.S. courts are apparently taking up his role. Weakland's going to have to pay through the teeth for his crimes. More Newchurch dioceses will be bankrupt. And maybe some Newchurch dioceses will do what courageous Episcopalian dioceses are doing: separate from the Modernists and go traditional.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishops has approved its Modernist redo of the Propers of the Novus Ordo Service in its "Roman Missal," which Benedict-Ratzinger by his Motu Proprio of July 7, 2007, declared formally to be the Ordinary Rite of Newchurch.
The Chairman of the Bishops' Committee on Divine Worship called the action "a step forward in the continual renewal of the liturgy" and pointed to "the great progress that has been made" since the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) in creating an ever-changing "liturgy," which will never reach perfection, as did the Traditional Latin Mass, canonized in perpetuity for the Roman Catholic Church in 1570.
Further changes are already planned to be imposed on Newchurchers in 2009 and 2010. All this is a waste of time, of course, because the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Novus Ordo Service is not a Mass and is not valid. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic News Service.]
With the noted evangelical preacher Billy Graham having declined to be U.S. President-Elect Barack Obams's spiritual advisor, as he has for many previous presidents, Obama has actively been seeking spiritual guidance from the "gay" Episcopalian bishop who has caused the Anglican-Episcopalian sect around the world to go into schism between traditionalists and liberalists.
In 2003 Robinson, a blatant homosexual who lives openly with his male "spouse," was "consecrated" as a bishop over the vocal objections of many Episcopalians. The London Times reports that Obama, who was elected on November 4, 2008, has in less than one week had three advisory sessions from Robinson. Robinson has revealed that in their three private meetings, Obama voiced his support for "equal civil rights" for homosexuals and described the election as a "religious experience." Peter LaBarbera, President of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, believes that Obama's meetings with Robinson show the true tenor of Obama's upcoming administration:
It looks like Billy Graham has been replaced by a "gay" bishop. We're moving to, perhaps, our first anti-Christian president; it's beyond post-Christian. Gene Robinson advocates homosexuality as part of the Christian experience. Now, Bible-believing Christians cannot accept that. Homosexual practice is sinful, as taught by the Scriptures. This man [Obama] pretends to be faithful to Christianity, even as he works very hard to undermine it.
Having been dumped by Billy Graham, Obama himself replace his own pastor of twenty years, Jeremiah Wright, who was sidelined during the campaign because of his blatantly racist comments against "whitey," and bring Robinson on board to fill the hole.
I am the father of two victims of the paedophile ex-presbyter Donald McGuire, the former spiritual advisor to Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Your Commentaries of October 27, 2007, and November 8, 2008, were devoted to the exposé of this monster. I have been a regular reader of your Commentaries for several years. I am now also a member of the congregation of Holy Family Catholic Church in Southern California, the independent traditional church that Mel Gibson built. Between your wisdom, the spiritual direction of our pastor, and a fellow member of the congregation who is a physician, our family would not have been able to survive this enormous tragedy, which we found out about only on September 8, 2007. I am also grateful to you, as the Daily Commentaries have helped me understand the criminal nature of many Newchurch clergy, from Benedict-Ratzinger all the way down.
In the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois on October 24, 2008, after only three hours of deliberation, the jury found McGuire guilty on two counts of comparable sex crimes against children. Unfortunately for many victims of this pervert, I have been the only father who has aggressively pursued criminal charges against him. in spite of the humiliation that our family has endured, I would do it all over again. I encourage other parents of victims to be courageous and follow my example.
So many other New Order victims of this creep decades ago opted to sit around the campfire, hold hands, sing Kumbaya, and hope the problem goes away. It simply doesn't work. These deviants need to be turned over to the authorities ASAP and face criminal charges, as Donald McGuire did. He will soon be sentenced in Chicago, and it's off to Arizona where he will be on trial for three felony indictments for crimes against my sons. As I said in my interview with Fox News after the verdict. "They [the archdiocese] knew it all along. They should have done something. They did nothing. This archbishop of Chicago, Francis George, did absolutely nothing."
Thanks again for the Daily Commentaries. I authorize you to use this letter in whole or part on your web site, if you choose.
The Newchurch bishops, at their ongoing annual meeting in Washington, D.C., pledged to "confront forcefully the Obama administration over its support for abortion rights [sic]." In fact, the Newchurch bishops are simply cranking up their propaganda machine to make it appear that they are against abortion, whereas in practice they will do nothing to stop "Catholic" abortion advocates in the public forum.
On November 10, 2008, while the bishops made their propaganda statement, the Newchurch archbishop of Boston, Massachusetts, Sean O'Malley, when challenged in an interview why many of the "Catholics" in his archdiocese support abortion, including both his senators, Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, O'Malley responded:
The Church’s teaching on worthiness for communion and proper disposition is in the Catholic [Newchurch] catechism, and it's no secret, and I support that. There is perhaps a teaching where we have not done as good a job of late as we used to. When I was growing up, we would go to confession every Saturday, we would fast from midnight, there was much more of an awareness of the need to be spiritually prepared and in communion with the church and in a state of grace. Today I think we need to reinforce that teaching a lot. And once that teaching is better understood, then, I think, it will be obvious as to who should be coming to communion and who shouldn't.
What O'Malley is referring to is the reverence that Catholics had for true Communion before the desacrating changes that began in 1956. In effect, O'Malley is accusing the liberalizing modifications to the Sacrament for the fact that those who reject Catholic moral teaching now take the invalid Novus Ordo cookie with impunity. Yet, while O'Malley mouths nostalgia, he is too cowardly to take on Kennedy and Kerry. Actions speak louder than words.
Another cowardly Newchurch bishop is Francis Malooly, the Newchurch bishop of Wilmington, Delaware, the diocese of the Vice President-Elect of the United States, Joseph Biden. Biden throughout the electoral campaign emphasized the fact that he was "Catholic" in an effort to win over Newchurchers to the pro-abortion ticket of Obama-Biden. Biden did succeed in his ploy, eventually gaining a 54 per cent Newchurch vote for the ticket.
Malooly contradicted the bishops' statement by saying that although Biden "presents a seriously erroneous picture of Catholic teaching on abortion," he will not ask the Vice President-Elect to refrain from receiving the invalid Novus Ordo cookie. "I don't want to alienate people," he said. Actions speak louder than words. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Fox News.]
When the Roman emperor Theodosius, the most powerful man on the face of the earth, who had commanded the execution of women and children in a hostile city, approached the Milan Cathedral to attend Holy Mass, St. Ambrose, the Bishop of Milan, himself stood before the door of the church to prevent the entry of the sinful emperor. His aides told him that the emperor would execute him for his effrontery. That threat did not phase St. Ambrose. Was he executed? No. The emperor was moved by a courageous bishop to do a weighty penance before he could ever enter the cathedral. Actions speak louder than words.
Good Catholics, these Newchurch bishops are complete frauds. They are cowards who jabber some Newchurch propaganda, but will do nothing against error and immorality. They should turn in their pointy hats and get out of town in shame. No Newchurch bishop or pope has ever shown the guts of an Ambrose. They are all pusillanimous pansies. Their inaction speaks louder than their words of propaganda.
Regrettably, I have to agree with you in your stunningly-accurate assessment of what's going on with Bishop Fellay and the Society of St. Pius X. As you have noted, Fellay has squandered opportunity after opportunity to build up the Traditional Catholic Movement at a time when the Novus Ordo is weaker, and people desperately want an alternative. Fellay has chosen to do nothing but to "negotiate" with Newrome and then give lectures confessing his own puzzlement with the process to simple-minded SSPX laity. Oh -- and launch yet another "million-rosary crusade."
Although I am indebted to several excellent priests of the Society, I have finally realized that the internal contradictions it embraces ultimately stand a good chance of destroying the SSPX. As you noted, the Society is already suffering an acute lack of candidates for the priesthood. Absurdities abound: the prayers for lifting of "excommunications" that the SSPX itself says don't exist, the waffling positions on the validity of Newchurch "holy orders," the propagandizing in favor of "recognition" of local ordinaries at the same time that it blithely hears confessions and grants annulments, which the same ordinaries prohibit. All these and more absurdities add up to a schizophrenic organization that cannot face the consequences of what it professes to believe. How different from Archbishop Lefebvre!
Fellay has fallen victim to a fundamental intellectual error. He still believes, despite all evidence to the contrary, that Newchurch somehow remains Catholic and that being "accepted" by it and "subject" to it carry huge significance (the significance is huge, but it's all negative). He seems obsessed with being part of a hierarchy that no longer professes the religion Fellay says he believes in, a concept which clearly makes no sense. Nor does the Society ever explain what being "subject" to the current pope means in practical terms when said pope is teaching Modernism and at least material heresy.
What a colossal waste of time, money, and potential. And of course the victims will ultimately be the SSPX's own rank and file, who someday will wake up and find the churches they literally built with their own hands used for the abomination of the Novus Ordo "assembly of the people."
The epitome of a libertine Vatican II presbyter, Andrew Greeley, is in critical condition in hospital from a bump on the head. Greeley, 80, fractured his skull in a fall from a taxicab on November 7, 2008, when he caught his jacket in the door.
Greeley, a Chicago-born presbyter, has written more than 50 sex-pot novels and is known as a full-throated purveyor of Vatican II Modernism. He had just come from giving a lecture to the Newchurch Religious Education Association, in which he was effusing over the election of pro-abortion pro-"gay" marriage Barack Hussein Obama as U.S. President.
Misery loves company, they say. Perhaps that is why Benedict-Ratzinger has reached back to Pius XII (1938-1958), generally regarded to be the last traditional pope, as being the progenitor of the Modernist "Robber" Council, Vatican II (1962-1965).
Speaking on November 8, 2008, to participants in a symposium on the teaching of Pope Pius XII, Benedict-Ratzinger claimed that Pius XII was the progenitor of Vatican II. Benedict-Ratzinger is well known to be desperate to give his New Order some "Catholic" underpinning. What better way to do that than to claim that the last traditional pope was the inspiration for the Modernist Council, whose devoted follower Benedict-Ratzinger claims to be? In fact, Pius XII specifically rejected the calling of a council, claiming that at a time when Modernism was attacking the Church again, a council would be in fact dangerous. He certainly called that right!
Benedict-Ratzinger has tried to claim, against the obvious reality, that Vatican II must be understood not as a disruption, but as a development of prior Church teachings. Benedict-Ratzinger, in his speech, alluded to Pius XII's alleged support for the laity replacing the clergy, rewriting the Gospel to make it more palatable to the secular world, supporting the excesses of "scientism," and looking toward the ordination of priestesses. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]
On November 9, 2008, the day before the U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishop, is convened in Baltimore, Maryland, for its annual meeting, the resignation of the USCCB president, Francis George, the Newchurch cardinal-archbishop of Chicago, Illinois, has been demanded by The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP). David Clohessy, SNAP's national director, charged: "You have put your own reputation and comfort above the safety and well-being of your flock. The top Catholic [sic] official in America continues to set a reckless and deceitful example for his brother bishops." SNAP held a candlelight vigil to draw attention to the children who have been raped and assaulted under the auspices of Newchurch bishops and presbyters, who are headed by George.
George has in fact failed to make significant headway against the rape and assault of children by Newchurch presbyters and bishops in the United States. Moreover, George himself has been charged with secreting a known paedophile in his own episcopal mansion and with ignoring several cases of child-rape on the part of his clergy. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Chicago Tribune.]
Good Catholics, as the old saying goes, "the fish rots from the head." George and his predecessors are exemplars of the immorality and corruption that is Newchurch. They pose in fancy costumes for the press, as if it covered up their rot underneath. Newchurchers call them "Most Reverend" when they are actually not reverend at all, but "a Mafia," as their own chief investigator called them. But George is only following the dictates of the head of the ticket, Benedict-Ratzinger, who himself routinely ignores the sex crimes of his cardinals, bishops, and presbyters. "The fish rots from the top."
Benedict-Ratzinger continues to want to play oecumenical kissy-kissy with the Eastern Orthodox, but the Easterners are having their own in-fighting, just as Newchurch continues to suffer challenges from traditional Catholics, as well as from radical Modernists.
In the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the Holy Land's most sacred sites, generally accepted to be the site of the tomb of Christ, Israeli police had to intervene on Sunday morning, November 9, 2008, when dozens of Greek and Armenian Orthodox monks started punching and kicking each other in a massive brawl. Many of the monks on both sides came away with cuts and bruises. The Armenian Orthodox monks were starting a procession when the Greek Orthodox monks attacked them. Police arrested two monks, one from each sect. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press and CNN.]
A Newchurcher mentioned to me Don Bosco's vision of the pope on a ship that was being bombarded by attacks coming from enemies of the Church, who were surrounding the ship. This Newchurcher said that we should support and defend the pope and help him fight these battles against the Faith. Who was this pope, or who does this pope represent?
The Fathers Reply.
The pope was Pius IX, who was made a "prisoner of the Vatican" at the end of Vatican Council I, which ended in 1870, when the Italian revolutionaries under Victor Emmanuel were contesting the papal army in order to create the secular country of Italy. Pope Pius died in 1878, and Don Bosco died ten years later. The popes remained prisoners of the Vatican until 1929, when Pius XI signed the Lateran Treaty with the Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.
In our times, the situation is completely different. After Vatican II (1962-1965) it is the popes themselves who have become the enemies of the Catholic Faith, with their attempts to impose a Modernist "New Order" upon the Church. If one wants to listen to later-day prophecies, one can turn to Our Lady of La Salette (1846), who predicted: "The Church will be in eclipse.... Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Antichrist." Was Our Lady predicting that the papacy would become unCatholic, that the Anti-Christ would sit on the papal throne?
One can interpret purported "prophecies" any way one likes. They are not doctrinal. But it is the facts before our eyes that should be convincing to us. Vatican II in fact changed the 2000-year-old Catholic Faith. Popes starting from then are in fact preaching an unCatholic Faith that says "all gods are the same," simulating an unCatholic "New Mass" and "New Sacraments," and practicing a "New Morality" that has thoroughly corrupted the hierarchy of the Newchurch organization up to the pope himself.
In the November 4, 2008, elections, liberalist California voters shocked the world by actually voting against "gay" marriage and for traditional marriage by a five-point margin. At the same time the seventeenth Novus Ordo presbyter in the Santa Rosa, California, Newchurch diocese was being suspended by Newchurch was and being sought by the District Attorney's office for sex crimes.
The subject of the prosecution, Novus Ordo presbyter Ted Oswald, has gone into hiding. In addition to his Newparish duties at St. Mary Immaculate, Oswald had also been serving as chaplain of the local police department. Oswald is a product of Newvatican, having attending the Pontifical College of St. Bede, right in the heart of Newrome.
The Newchurch diocese has admitted to paying already $25,000,000 to an secret number of victims of Newchurch sex crimes. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.]
Dear Fathers:Is it a sin to drive over the posted speed limit? For example, if the speed limit is 40 kilometres per hour on a certain road where everyone ordinarily drives 50-55 kilometres per hour, does the realistic traffic flow plus the fact that the police themselves ordinarily drive at the faster speed mean that although the letter of the law says 40, the spirit of the law allows 50-55?
The Fathers Reply.
Speed limits are the kind of laws that are known in moral theology as penal civil laws. Many of these speed limits are set in a capricious and arbitrary way to raise income for the state through unjust traffic fines. Often localities set speed limits that are illegal, what the government itself calls illegal "speed traps." Such laws could be argued on Thomistic principles to be invalid. The only moral obligation you have is to drive safely for the conditions, what is known in civil law as the "basic speed law," and to pay the fine, unless you wish to contest it. But certainly there is no "sin."
When is Benedict-Ratzinger going to wake up to the fact that Vatican II's "oecumenism" is not only unCatholic, but lethal? Newpope turned over Newvatican to the Mohammedans on November 4-6, 2008, for the inaugural meeting a Permanent Catholic [sic]-Muslim Interfaith Forum at which 138 Mohammedan imams participated. The meeting is supposed to have as its theme "Love of God, Love of Neighbor." Benedict-Ratzinger participated personally.
Around the same time that Benedict-Ratzinger was having his love-fest with the infidels, the United Nations announced on October 24, 2008, that more than 2,200 Christian families, that is to say approximately 13,000 people, fled from the northern Iraq city of Mosul after having received Mohammedan threats for the last two weeks. The Christians were frightened by posters stuck to the doors of their houses: "Leave your house and this area within 24 hours; otherwise, you will be punished and killed according to the precepts of the Islamic religion against those which venerate the Cross!" The fears of the Christians were justified because several of their houses had already been devastated and burned recently, and their occupants assaulted and driven out, if they had escaped being violated and killed. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by UNEC].
The Mohammedans kidnapped and killed Archbishop Paulos Rahho. The Mohammedans tortured presbyter Paulos Iskander, cut off his arms and legs, and killed him, as they did his three deacons. Meanwhile, Benedict-Ratzinger hosts the deadly imams in Newrome and plays kissy-kissy with them while talking about "human dignity and mutual respect." Newpope, it seems, has had too many strokes and concussions. He's utterly lost his senses.
Overall, Newchurchers favored Barack Hussein Obama over substantially anti-abortion candidate John McCain 54 to 45 per cent in the November 4, 2008, U.S. Presidential election, according to an Edison Media Research exit poll conducted for the Catholic News Agency. These Newchurchers would vote for Satan himself!
The former Newchurch bishop of Belleville, Illinois, whom Benedict-Ratzinger paid off with the Archbishopric of Atlanta, Georgia, because of his help in covering up Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal, has backed the election of the first "Black pope" to follow on Barack Hussein Obama's election as U.S. President. Wilton Gregory, a Black himself and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishops 2001-2004, was noted for his efforts in trying to cover up the seriousness and breadth of the scandal, which has been headed by Card. Ratzinger since JPII appointed him Sex-crimes Czar for Newchurch in 2001.
Gregory remarked that Ratzinger had a "world outlook" as a theologian. He said that Ratzinger, who as a young man in his native Germany had witnessed "the horrors of the Second World War," spoke a "universal language." Gregory did not happen to mention the fact that Ratzinger served as a uniformed member of the Hitler Youth. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the London Times.]
In typical liberalist fashion, Gregory has the hybris to think that the world is all new with him, or Newchurch, or Vatican II. In fact, the Catholic Church has always embraced all nations, just as the Roman Empire did. Who was it who gave the universal citizenship to all nations? The Roman Emperor Caracalla, in 212, who was famous for building the great baths. As one TRADITIO reader remarked:
I'm astounded -- and that doesn't happen often considering how Novus Ordo-numbed I've become -- at the comments of Newchurch archbishop Wilton Gregory. It seems that modern papal elections are looking to steal some of the glamour of the secular. There's never been a Black pope? Says who? We've certainly had African popes before, who might have been Black. What would it matter anyway? Papal election isn't dependent on the skin color of the man -- if one holds the meaning of "Catholic" dear.
In fact, three popes are known to have been Black:
Breaking tradition, Benedict-Ratzinger sent a personal message of congratulations to Barack Hussein Obama on November 5, 2008, before Obama is to be installed as U.S. President on January 20, 2009. The tradition-breaking message was all the more significant in that Barack Obama is an open proponent of abortion, and even to infanticide if a child is born alive from a botched abortion. Moreover, Obama is a supporter of "gay" marriage.
Newchurchers who have fought hard against abortion and "gay" marriage were scandalized by Benedict-Ratzinger's message and wondered whether it signified the Newchurch;s departure from the Catholic Church's doctrine that abortion is the murder of a human being.
Many Newchurchers are ignorant of the fact that Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal has penetrated the highest levels: cardinals, archbishops, and bishops. One monitoring organization in the United States lists two dozen bishops in that country alone who have been charged with sex crimes. Several arranged out-of-court payoffs to victims.
Newchurch bishop Lawrence Soens, of Sioux City, Iowa, was denounced by a review board in the Newchurch diocese of Davenport, Iowa, in that credible evidence existed to support charges against Soens and three other presbyters for sex crimes. The Davenport diocese was forced into bankruptcy because of damages awarded to sex-crime victims. More than thirty men have come forward to say that they were assaulted by Soens while he was a presbyter in ther diocese of Davenport to 1983. Soens retired in 1998 as bishop of Sioux City.
Curiously, the U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishops 2002 sex-crimes policy, known as the "Dallas Charter," does not apply to bishops. Soens was denounced for his crimes while a Davenport presbyter. His case will now be forwarded to Newvatican for possible future action. If past history with the Benedict-Ratzinger administration is a guide to future behavior, Newpope will take no action against Soens. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News and the Des Moines Register.]
There has been a fair amount of discussion about whether Benedict-Ratzinger will "lift" the "excommunication" on the four SSPX bishops. The more interesting question, though, is whether SSPX would ever actually submit to the man they claim to recognize as the Roman pontiff.
The Fathers Reply.
On this point the SSPX is shown to be completely hypocritical. First of all, the SSPX claims that the excommunications are invalid, so why does what doesn't exist have to be "lifted"? Secondly, why doesn't the SSPX embrace the excommunications, as its founder, Archbishop Lefebvre, did. Lefebvre took his phony excommunication as a badge of honor. What true Catholic, he said, wouldn't want to be excommunicated from the unCatholic New Order Church?
All of this is, of course, silly ecclesiastical politics. In 1965 Paul VI "lifted the excommunication" of the Eastern Orthodox and had a kissy-kissy with Oecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras on the papal balcony. (To be fair, Athenagoras also lifted the excommunication of Paul VI at the same time.) That was over forty years ago, and the Eastern Orthodox are still regarded by Newchurch as "schismatic" and their Divine Liturgy, though valid, as prohibited to Newchurchers.
Good Catholics, Bernie Fellay's SSPX is an abject failure. Fellay has essentially halted any growth of the Society while waiting for Benedict-Ratzinger's next move. He has gone to the enemy general and said, in effect, "I'm not going to surrender, but I'm not going to fight you any more. I'll wait for your next directions because I no longer have a battle-plan of my own." With Newchurchers' increasing rejection of Modernism and the New Order, this could have been a decade of explosive growth for the SSPX. Instead, Fellay didn't have even one priest-candidate to ordain at the Society's Winona seminary this year!
It strikes us that Fellay is a lot like failed U.S. Presidential candidate John McCain. McCain abandoned his conservative Republican base, thinking that he could win the election by playing up to "moderates." He lost the election decisively. Similarly, Fellay thinks that he can save traditional Catholicism by playing up to the New Order and its head. He will lose too. In fact, he has already lost.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishops has hired forensic accounting specialists to investigate more than $1,000,000 in Newchurch funding of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), which has been implicated with voter-registration fraud in fifteen states. The USCCB fears that its own illegal actions in contributing to these crimes could jeopardize Newchurch's tax-exempt status in the United States.
The Catholic [sic] Campaign for Human Development, an arm of the USCCB, sent a $1,037,000 payoff to ACORN in 2007, including a $40,000 grant to an ACORN affiliate in Las Vegas, Nevada, that was raided in October 2008 by the Nevada Attorney General's office while probing a voter-fraud scam. The CCHD has given more than $7,300,000 in ACORN payoffs over the past decade. The CCHD's Executive Director, Ralph McCloud, stated: "I cannot reassure Catholics [sic] that the funds donated before 2008 were not used in voter fraud."
State elections officials and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are interrogating ACORN workers who submitted voter-registration forms signed by Mickey Mouse and members of the Dallas Cowboys football team in their efforts to pile up fraudulent votes for Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Hussein Obama. In fact, Obama once worked with ACORN as a "community organizer" and lawyer in Chicago. It is unknown at this time whether Obama himself was involved in the voter-registration fraud.
The funds used in the Newchurch voter fraud were gained through "second collections" from Novus Ordo temples. Newchurchers are told that the funds collected "go to groups that fight poverty, interfaith associations, peace and justice groups, immigrant aid groups, environmental coalitions, cooperatives, housing coalitions and labor rights groups," whereas in fact they are being used to pay off corrupt politicians and to support voter-registration fraud. The CCHD grants were doubled from $465,000 in 2006 to $1,000,000 in 2007. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Washington Times, the National Catholic Register, and the Catholic News Serivce.]
Twice the voters of California rejected "gay" marriage and passed initiative statutes against it by large majorities. Yet in what is often called the world's greatest democracy, the state supreme court ignored the ballot box and in May 2008 imposed the horror of "gay" marriage on Californians by judicial fiat.
As a result of the court's rejection of two votes of the people, an initiative constitutional amendment, Proposition 8, was placed on the November 4, 2008, California ballot to overturn the court's decision and to protect traditional marriage. All the liberalists came out of the woodwork to protest the banning of a "right" -- a "right" that had been concocted by court decree only a few months earlier. Barack Obama, who is not a Californian, was prominently featured in advertising against traditional marriage and Proposition 8.
A major part of the campaign for the traditional-marriage proposition focused upon the schools. A former liberalist State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jack O'Connell, was rolled out to state that "gay" marriage would have no impact on the schools. This, of course, was an outright lie, as after the court decision a public school teacher had taken her third-grade class, as a required class project, to witness a lesbian "marriage" simulated by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, and California textbooks were already being revised to describe marriage as any combination of men, women, bisexuals, transgendered, transvestites, dogs, and pigs.
The California voters, not always known for their intelligence, rejected "gay" marriage and rejected Barack Obama on election night by 52 to 47. It remains to be seen whether the state supreme court will now find some other pretext to impose "gay" marriage against now three votes of the people. It seems that the world's greatest democracy isn't.
It appears that Newchurch, which has abandoned the traditionally-required gold-plated chalices for Hannibal Bugnini's ceramic cups, will now have to dump even the ceramics for cheap plastic glasses. For, you see, ever since the election of Benedict-Ratzinger as Newpope, Newvatican has been drowning in red ink.
Moreover, because Newvatican employees are notorious goof-offs, the Newbishop-governor of the Vatican City State has decreed that all of Newvatican's employees 2,748 employees, including both clergymen and laymen, will be required to punch a time-clock for the first time since Pope Pius XII. Starting January 1, 2009, all employees will be given magnetic badges and forced to clock in and out in an effort to track their movements and to ensure that they are working a full day.
Since shortly after Benedict-Ratzinger was elected, Newvatican has fallen into red ink, with no recovery expected soon. The situation is so embarrassing that Vincenzo Di Mauro, the Secretary of the Prefecture of Economic Affairs for Newvatican, refused to comment on the state of Newvatican's finances. Newvatican workers are well paid at the hands of the Newchurchers and earn between $20,400 and $35,400 per annum, plus perks such as duty-free gas and subsidized housing. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Bloomberg News and La Stampa.]
Raymond "Bully" Burke, fired from his office as Newchurch archbishop of St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Newrome, where he was relegated to the Signatura, didn't lose an opportunity to tell Newchurch lie about the Novus Ordo Service, that it "developed organically" from the Traditional Latin Mass. Burke was caught in the lie in a November 4, 2008, interview.
Historians and liturgical scholars, even of the New Order, such as Msgr. Klaus Gamber, in his highly-respected work, Die Reform der Römischen Liturgie -- Vorgeschichte und Problematick [The Reform of the Roman Liturgy -- Its Problems and Background], have documented that the Freemason presbyter, Hannibal Bugnini, the chief architect of the Novus Ordo "liturgy," made up most of the Novus Ordo Service from Jewish, Anglican, Lutheran, and other non-Catholic sources. Even Card. Joseph Ratzinger in 1993 wrote that the Novus Ordo Service was "fabricated and manufactured." It is not based in Catholicism, let alone the Traditional Latin Mass, from which it departs by greater than 75 per cent.
A little over a year ago, Jessica Rowley was "ordained" a "Catholic" priestess in St. Louis, Missouri. Now she is giving birth to her first child and has achieved the distinction of becoming the world's first pregnant "Catholic" priestess. What the New Order hath wrought!
Rowley is one of roughly a dozen pastoresses presiding over churches in the Oecumencial Catholic Communion, which bears similarities to the Roman Catholic Womenpriests organization. Rowley said that since her "ordination" over a year ago, she has "not heard a peep" from the Newchurch archdiocese of St. Louis and its archbishop Raymond "Bully" Burke -- nor does she expect to, she says. Rowley grew up in Chicago and attended Newchurch schools there. She got her Master of Divinity at St. Louis's Eden Theological Seminary under the auspices of Newchurch. In furtherance of Benedict-Ratzinger's desire for oecumenism, she married a minister for the United Church of Christ.
You may object that this "ordination" is invalid, but that is not how the press and the world is looking at it. In one press report describing Rowley's pregnancy, the adjective "Catholic" was used four times, and "Roman Catholic" another four times. Of course, we know that "Catholic" in this case means the Newchurch of the New Order.
In truth, Benedict-Ratzinger is as soft on priestesses as he is on criminal presbyters. Oh, sure, he mouths a few weak objections, but meanwhile is moving toward the "ordination" of lectoresses, as recommended by his just-concluded Synod at Newrome. He certainly doesn't proclaim from the papal balcony with the stentorian voice of a St. Peter or a St. Paul just how unCatholic and bizarre these goings-on are. Perhaps, taking a page from his own Newbishop of Boston, Massachusetts, who directed his Newchurchers not to work against "gay" marriage because "we don't want to offend our gay Catholics," Benedict-Ratzinger doesn't want to "offend his Catholic priestesses."
Dashing across battleground states in the final race to the polls for the November 4, 2008, U.S. elections, Senator Joseph Biden never fails to bring up his Roman Catholic roots. Biden plays up his Irish Catholic roots and sprinkles his speeches with "God love you" and "God bless you." He relishes showing Ohio crowds a T-shirt with the slogan: "O'bama, O'Biden, O'hio, O'8." "I'm Joe O'Biden," he crows to the crowd.
What Biden doesn't bring up with the voters is the fact that he was born in 1942 and was actually a Roman Catholic at that time. When he was 27, in 1969, he sold out to the unCatholic Newchurch of the New Order. Since that time Biden has embraced all the significant anti-Catholic positions since then, including stances in favor of abortion and "gay" unions or marriage, whatever the liberalists what to call it now.
On abortion, "Roman Catholic" Biden has stated: "I will not vote to overturn the [U.S. Supreme] Court's [Roe vs. Wade] pro-abortion] decision. "Roman Catholic" Biden voted against the 2006 Marriage Protection Act and has stated: "On a civil side, government has the obligation to strip away every vestige of discrimination as to what individuals are able to do in terms of their personal conduct." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Reuters.]
Good Catholics, all we can say is that what is "Roman Catholic" has certainly changed since Vatican II, Hannibal Bugnini, Paul VI, JPII, and Benedict-Ratzinger have perverted it. It seems that post-Conciliar "Roman Catholicism" has become simply a tool for liberalist politicians.
Some Newchurch bishops in the United States are urging Newchurch voters to "make abortion top priority." That sounds nice, until you realize that abortion is hardly on November 4, 2008, election ballots, whereas significant "gay" marriage propositions are on several. Where is the outspokenness of the Newbishops on this perversion? Almost entirely lacking. Only 60 U.S. Newbishops even joined in the anti-abortion statement. As Christ might well have asked, where are the other 240?
It appears that with Benedict-Ratzinger being soft on homosexuality and taking essentially no action against his "gay" presbyters who rape his Newchurch children, the U.S. Newbishops have gotten his marching orders and have been pretty open about their not-so-tacit support of homosexuality. As the Archbishop of Boston said, "We don't want to offend our 'gay' Catholics," and told the advocates of traditional marriage in his archdiocese to back off.
Lay Newchurchers, who cannot be called "Catholics" since Vatican II, are overwhelmingly backing the pro-abortion candidate, Barack Hussein Obama, who supports not only abortion at any time during the entire nine months of pregnancy, supports not only killing babies when they are half born ("partial-birth abortion"), but even killing a children born alive during an abortion. His rating with the National Right to Life Committee is zero. His opponent, John McCain, is substantially anti-abortion, opposing abortion "rights" except in cases of rape, incest, and to save the mother's life. He wants to overturn Roe vs. Wade. The Committee rates him at 75 out of 100.
Good Catholics, Newchurch simply isn't Catholic. Its bishops and its laypeople have the morals of pagans. And Benedict-Ratzinger stands by doing nothing while his presbyters rape children, while homosexuals take over his seminaries, and his bishops, as recently reported, conduct blessings with human blood. True Catholics can have nothing to do with the perversion of the Newchurch of the New Order.
Ever since Vatican II (1962-1965) the Newchurch of the New Order has reeked with the odor of heresy. Because Vatican II led directly to the watering down of Christ as God and to an emphasis on Christ as "our brother," it set off a new burst of Arianism in Newchurch. Right after Vatican II, the heretics were coming out of the closet, denying every Catholic dogma from the divinity of Christ to the perpetual virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the Crucifixion and Resurrection (remember The Passover Plot? For further information, click on FAQ05: What Traditional Books Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) in the section "Modernist Authors since the Time of Vatican II."
The Arian heresy, which essentially denied the divinity of Christ, infected the Church like a virulent virus in the fourth century, carrying away with it most of the bishops and even, some authorities say, the pope. Millions of Catholics were led astray, including four out of five bishops and two out of three priests. The noted Patristic scholar, Fr. William Juergens, estimated that by the end of the fourth century, "the number of Catholic bishops in possession of sees, as opposed to Arian bishops in possession of sees, was no greater than something between 1 per cent and 3 per cent of the total." He concludes: Had doctrine been determined by popularity, today we should all be denies of Christ and opponents of the Spirit." It was at this time that St. Jerome, the Great Doctor of the Church, issued his famous lament: Ingemuit orbis terrarum, se Arianum esse miratus est [the whole world groaned and was dumbfounded that it was Arian].
Doesn't this description sound a description of Newchurch today? Actually, we would be doing well today if even 1 to 3 per cent were traditional bishops! But there was a silver lining to the cloud. This was the period when the crisis of the Church brought forth its greatest defenders: St. Basil the Great, St. Athanasius Defensor Fidei, St. Martin of Tours, St. Augustine, and several other great figures.
Presbyter Peter Dresser, of Bathurst, Australia, has now published a book in which he proclaims: "No human being can ever be God, and Jesus was a human being. It is as simple as that." That statement is outright heresy, as it denies the dogmatic teaching that Christ has two natures, of God and of man. The Newchurch presbyter goes on to deny three other Catholic dogmata, stating that Mary had as many as six children, that Joseph was the biological father of Christ, and that the resurrection of the body is not to be taken literally.
The Newchurch presbyter specifically denies the First Oecumenical Council of the Church, at Nicaea in 325, its most important council, in which a united East and West rejected the Arian heresy and expressed the dogmatic teaching of the Catholic Church on the nature of Christ, in what today we call the "Nicene Creed," the Creed that is recited on Sundays at Holy Mass. [Some of the information for this Commentary was contributed by the Australian.]
There is no word from Benedict-Ratzinger on his heretical priest. For further information, click on ARIANS.TXT: The Orthodox Saints against the Arian Heresy of the Fourth Century.
Benedict-Ratzinger has told a large meeting of Jewish activists that he is seriously considering a freeze on Pope Pius XII's sainthood case. Pope Pius XII has been attacked by Jewish activists ever since Vatican II (1962-1965), in spite of the fact that Jewish leaders during and immediately after World War II praised that pope as doing more for the Jews than any other European leader.
Benedict-Ratzinger is playing the game of Vatican II doublespeak like the Conciliar pro that he is. On the one hand, he has described Pope Pius XII as a great pope who spared no effort to try to save Jews. On the other hand, he plays up to Jewish activists by capitulating to their demands, as in this instance when he met on October 30, 2008, with Rabbi David Rosen and others from the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations. Benedict-Ratzinger has on several occasions attended Jewish services himself. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]