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As Pope St. Pius X once said, true science and true religion can never be at odds with one another as both are based on the truth. Catholics have nothing to fear from true science. Here is an example. Archeologists have recently discovered ancient Egyptian coins bearing the name and image of the Biblical Joseph the Patriarch. The coins were discovered among a multitude of unsorted artifacts stored at the Museum of Egypt.
The archaeologists reported: "A thorough examination revealed that the coins bore the year in which they were minted and their value, or effigies of the pharaohs [who ruled] at the time of their minting. Some of the coins are from the time when Joseph lived in Egypt and bear his name and portrait." According to Scripture, Joseph the Patriarch served as treasurer under Pharaoh during Joseph's time in Egypt.
Among the coins was one that had an inscription on it and an image of a cow, symbolizing Pharaoh’s dream about the seven fat cows and seven lean cows, and the seven green stalks of grain and seven dry stalks of grain, as given in the Biblical account. Joseph's name appears twice on this coin, written in hieroglyphs: once as his original name, Joseph and once as his Egyptian name, Saba Sabani, which was given to him by Pharaoh when he became treasurer of the kingdom. There is also an image of Joseph himself. [Some information for this Commentary has been contributed by Middle East Media Research.]
Investigative reporters have revealed that the liberalist organization, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), which has been at the center of a scandal in the United States, was first funded to the tune of millions of dollars by Newchurch in the United States. ACORN offices were revealed on videotapes to be aiding in the illegal importation of underage girls for prostitution and reporting them as "performance artists."
Even conservative news organizations like Fox News are afraid of reporting the truth about the Newchurch-ACORN connection, apparently fearing to be tagged as "anti-Catholic" [sic]. Barack Obama's connection with Newchurch goes back to his days as an ACORN community organizer. Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough was quoted as saying that Obama's work as an ACORN organizer was "funded partially" by Newchurch's Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), an annual collection authorized by the U.S. Newchurch Bishops. Newchurch collections have been used to fund left-wing political organizations like ACORN. CCHD itself acknowledges funding ACORN projects with grants totaling more than 7,300,000 U.S. dollars since 2000.
The Newchurch bishops in the United States used their ACORN grants to change the minds of conservative Newchurchers. The Newchurch bishops have been pushing the false doctrine that the death penalty is on the same moral plane as opposition to abortion, even though Catholic moral teaching has never precluded capital punishment. The Newchurch bishops have been pushing the false doctrine that fighting "global warming" is as important as saving the lives of unborn children or preventing the killing of the elderly. The Newchurch bishops have been bushing the false doctrine that it is a violation of Church teaching to resist abortion and homosexual "rights."
The U.S. Conference of Catholic [Sic] Bishops cut off its own funding to ACORN in November 2008 when the scandal arose, but the Newchurch bishops have continued to pour money into other liberalist/progressivist groups preaching Socialism and even Communism. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Canadian Free Press.]
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I was reading about the Dialogue Mass and read some quotes taken from Pope Pius X. Here is what he is supposed to have said: "Our first and most ardent wish is that a true Christian spirit flourish and be kept always by all the faithful, the first thing to which We must attend is the holiness and dignity of the churches in which Our people assemble, in order to acquire that spirit from its first and most indispensable source, *by taking an active part* in the sacred mysteries and in the solemn public prayers of the Church." Is it true that St. Pope Pius X wanted active participation from the faithful?
The Fathers Reply.
The real question is what Pope Pius X meant by the term that you render as "active participation." The full context of the pope's teaching clearly indicates that he did not mean for the laity to take the role of the priest or his assistants, as is done in a "Dialogue Mass," which is a product of Protestantism and the Modernist Revolution.
This case is a good example of the maxim: "Traduttore, traditore." The pope's actual Latin word, actuosa, is mistranslated by "active." That is not what the Latin word means. Latin has another word for that: activa. There is good English rendering for actuosa, but maybe "actuated" comes as close as the limitations of English will allow. The pope makes clear that what he means by the term is an internalized, spiritual participation: participation in one's soul, not by external words or actions.
I read with a mixture of fascination and horror the story published in the Daily Commentaries of the TRADITIO Fathers about Newcardinal Francis George and his involvement in abetting sex crimes. Do you happen to know whether he has attempted to offer any defense for his contemptible behavior?
The Fathers Reply.
Basically, Francis George has maintained silence about his proven association with these crimes. This is a typical ploy of the Newchurch hierarchy, all the way up to and including Benedict-Ratzinger. The hierarchs seem to think that by keeping silent about their crimes, people will just ignore them. And, to a certain extent, they are right.
It is shameful that even most traditional Catholics do not hold Benedict-Ratzinger and his crowd responsible for the rapes and assaults upon children that he and they are suborning or even participating in personally. When was the last time, for example, that you heard the SSPX's Superior General, Bernie Fellay, condemn Benedict-Ratzinger for not cleaning the corruption that he has introduced into Newrome? Fellay is too busy playing the sycophant to the Unholy Father to condemn his immoral actions.
A new wind is blowing against Newrome. The statistics are finally showing that fact, and both the Newchurchers and society as a whole are turning against the New Order Church and its immoral leader. More and more Newchurchers are simply walking out. Collections are way down. Laymen are physically blocking bishops who want to shut down traditional church buildings. The courts are throwing more and more of the Newchurch clergy into jail for their crimes.
If the federal grand jury investigating Roger "Rogue" Mahony as an accomplice in the Los Angeles archdiocese's sex crimes files charges against that Newcardinal, a new level of accountability will be imposed upon the Newchurch of the New Order. It will then be only a matter of time before Benedict-Ratzinger himself will be held legally accountable -- as it is long overdue that he should be.
In any legitimate organization, criminals like Francis George would be thrown out of his office as President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic [Sic] Bishops. But because all the bishops are involved in suborning or even perpetrating these crimes, they will take no action against any of their number. Sometimes people ask us Fathers: "Is there not even one honest Newchurch bishop?" The corruption of the Newchurch hierarchy is by now so endemic that we answer in the words of Scripture:
There is none that doth good, no, not one.... Their throat is an open sepulchre: with their tongues they acted deceitfully; the poison of asps is under their lips (Psalms 13:1, 3/DRV).
What could be a more apt than this Biblical description of the evil and deceit that these hierarchs have employed not only to assault children, but to take away from most Catholics the true Mass and Sacraments, true Catholic doctrine, and true Catholic morality?
In the new world of financial crisis, U.S. cities are not eager to approve building permits for churches, as they are tax exempt. For example, the Gardena, California, city council approved on September 22, 2009, a developer's plan to build a commercial center in place of a vacant gas station along a busy thoroughfare. But the approval is specifically conditioned on the requirement that the center not include a church. Churches just aren't profitable for cities taxwise for these increasingly godless government bureaucracies. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Fox News.]
How thoroughly Newchurch's corruption has spread to all its members! The Legionaires of Christ was once hailed as a powerful "conservative" order, but in recent years it has been exposed as a fraud. Even Legionaire officials now openly admit that the order's founder and head, Marcial Maciel, who died on January 30, 2008, was a sex criminal who repeatedly raped and assault his members, including children. He also shacked up with several mistresses, by whom he had one or more illegitimate children. Pope Pius XII had previously suspended him from the priesthood for his addiction to morphine.
Fr. Marcial Maciel founded the Legionaires of Christ in Mexico in 1941. The Legionaires have 3,250 male members, of whom 850 are presbyters. The order also has about 1,000 consecrated women, and some 60,000 members of Regnum Christi, the lay branch. Maciel established a cult of personality around himself, which enabled him to get away with a double life. If anyone criticized Maciel's immorality, the Legionaires would conduct a campaign of calumny against the whistleblower. After all, "saint" Maciel wouldn't commit a sin, now would he?!
Although the rank-and-file presbyters and members of Regnum Christi want a root-and-branch reform, the current leaders of the order want to maintain their power and be absolved of responsibility as accessories. The presbyters and members are afraid that Benedict-Ratzinger will fail to get at the root of the problem, as he has failed to address Newchurch's ongoing Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by America.]
Is a confession valid if heard by a presbyter in a Novus Ordo church?
The Fathers Reply.
With all the debate about whether the Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Service is valid, it is often overlooked that the same defects that exist with the Novus Ordo "Mess" also exist with most of the Novus Ordo Sacraments, excepting usually Baptism and Matrimony. Two Sacraments have even been abolished by the Novus Ordo: the Sacrament of Confession (replaced by a spurious rite of "Reconciliation") and the Sacrament of Extreme Unction (replaced by a mere "blessing of the sick").
Just as with the "Mess," the Novus Ordo knockoffs for the remaining five "sacraments" are invalidated by substantial changes in form, matter, intention. Moreover, the Novus Ordo "sacraments" are not conferred by ordained priests, but by unordained, merely "installed," presbyters. Specifically, in the traditional rite of ordaining a priest, the bishop, seated with mitre on, lays his hands on each priest kneeling before him, and says:
Accipe Spiritum Sanctum: quorum remiseris peccata, remittuntur eis: et quorum retinueris, retenta sunt.
[Receive the Holy Ghost: whose sins thou shalt forgive, they are forgiven them, and whose sins thou shalt retain, they are retained.]
This specific and clear conferral of the power of forgiving sins in the Sacrament of Confession was eliminated from the Novus Ordo Ordinal of 1968. For certain validity, you need to seek a traditional priests and the traditional rite of Confession, not a Novus Ordo presbyter and the Novus Ordo rite of "Reconciliation." Note that the vast majority of those performing the "Motu" Mess, Mess of 1962+, Extraordinary Mess, or whatever Newchurch is calling it today, are presbyters, not priests.
The Illinois Attorney General and the Chicago District Attorney want to keep the presbyter whom Newcardinal Francis George, of Chicago, allowed to function fully at a Newchurch parish, in jail as a "sexually violent person," deeming him "dangerous to society." George, currently elected by the U.S. Newchurch bishops to be their president, had shielded the predator-presbyter, who was eventually convicted of numerous sex crimes against children, all under the regime of George. Presbyter Daniel McCormack was convicted in 2007 of sex crimes against children. While he was under investigation for that crime, he sexually attacked another child. His behavior was "brazen and brash," the district attorney said, fitting the profile of a predator who is likely to continue sexually attacking children.
The D.A.'s determination to confine McCormack contrasts dramatically with the malfeasance of Newcardinal George, who allowed McCormack to continue in his parish ministry despite complaints that he had attacked children, even in violation of the U.S. bishops' "Dallas Charter" that a presbyter credibly accused of such crimes should be suspended. George didn't even follow the rules of the organization whose president he is!
McCormack was admitted to a Newchurch seminary in spite of prior complaints of his sexual misconduct with young men. He was ordained to the Novus Ordo presbyterate in spite of new complaints, arising while he was at the seminary. The seminary rector at that time, Gerald Kicanas, who championed McCormack's cause, is now bishop of the Tucson, Arizona, diocese and Vice President of the U.S. bishops. McCormack was charged with sexual attacks on children in 1999, in 2003, and in 2005. Although in 2006 an archdiocesan review board recommended that McCormack be removed from the ministry, Newcardinal George overrode the board's decision and placed McCormack at a Novus Ordo parish where he could rape other children. McCormack operated freely under George's protection until police finally arrested the criminal in 2006.
The Illinois Attorney General and the Illinois District Attorney agree that McCormack's predatory behavior was so consistent and so brazen that he remains a threat to society. The fact that Newcardinal Francis George sheltered the criminal indicates to these law-enforcement officers that George and Newchurch official are still mired in the sex-crime scandal and cannot be trusted with the safety of society. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]
Good Catholics, we come to understand just what these corrupt Newchurch prelates believe their job is in the answer of Roger "Rogue" Mahony, Newchurch archbishop of Los Angeles, California. Recently, when a reporter asked Mahony whether a healthcare reform bill should be amended to exclude abortion coverage, Mahony replied: "This is way beyond my field." Any Catholic layman would know the obvious answer to that question, but not Mahony. Why not? Mahony replied to the reporter: "My field is immigration"! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World Report.]
It seems that these days Newchurch officials are tripping all over each other to calling each other liars! Of course, we traditional Catholics know that the Newchurch of the New Order is based upon lies, so it is not surprising that its officials, from Benedict-Ratzinger on down, are spinning the truth wildly to serve their many secular masters instead of God.
On September 23, 2009, Swedish Public Television, which on January 21, 2009, had aired SSPX senior bishop Richard Williamson's interview essentially denying the Jewish "holocaust," followed up that interview by one with Anders Arborelius, Newchurch bishop of Stockholm, who declared that Benedict-Ratzinger's personal nuncio to Sweden had had known of Williamson's position and had presumably conveyed it to Newpope before Newpope's "unexcommunication" of the four SSPX bishops (Fellay, Galarreta, Tissier de Mallerais, and Williamson).
Benedict-Ratzinger's press secretary, presbyter Federico Lombardi, attempted to do damage control by sending a statement to Swedish Public Television that he "did not have any knowledge" about the January 21, 2009, interview with bishop Williamson before it was broadcasted. Lombardi did admit, however, that he had no proof that the papal nuncio did not inform Benedict-Ratzinger of Williamson's opinion before Newpope "unexcommunicated" him. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Swedish Public Television.]
Good Catholics, it is becoming clearer and clearer that the world cannot trust Benedict-Ratzinger, whose word has been completely and permanently compromised with undisputed proof that he covered up Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal by threatening excommunication under "pontifical secret" if any bishop turned over the presbyter criminals to the police. Benedict-Ratzinger has been trying to serve two masters: radical Jewish leaders and Neocon Newchurchers. The plain fact of the matter is that he has been caught in his lie, and Swedish Public Television has had the guts to investigate in detail and reveal to the world the fact that Benedict-Ratzinger's word cannot be trusted.
On September 22, 2009, John Manly, the attorney who represents one of the victims of sex crimes covered up by Newchurch cardinal Roger "Rogue" Mahony, declared that he will present a motion to the court hearing the case to order Mahony to produce the memo that his Vicar of Clergy, Richard Loomis, testified under oath he had sent to Mahony demanding the disclosure of the criminal presbyter to the police and to parishioners. Mahony had ordered Loomis to remain silent.
In a 2004 "Report to the People of God," Mahony admitted that he had left five criminal presbyters in the ministry despite credible complaints that they were molesters. The Los Angeles Times has essentially called Mahony a liar and published a figure more than double that admitted by Mahony. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Los Angeles Times.]
On September 18, 2009, Monsignor Richard Loomis, Roger Mahoney's Vicar for Clergy in the archdiocese of Los Angeles, California, testified under oath that Mahony ordered him not to report the sex crimes of presbyter Michael Baker to the police. Mahony is currently being investigated by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Loomis's testimony may cinch charges of obstruction of justice against Mahony. Msgr. Loomis also testified that Mahony ordered him not to leak word of the crimes to Baker's parishioners. In his testimony, Loomis said that he wanted to report the crimes to the police and to tell parishioners, but Mahony ordered him to keep silent about the crimes.
Presbyter Baker, who had admitted his sex crimes to Mahony in 1986, was transferred by Mahony to nine other parishes, where he sexually assaulted other boys. Mahony paid off the victims for their silence with $1,200,000 U.S. dollars. Baker was convicted in 2007 of sex crimes and is currently serving a 10-year prison term. Mahony, in typical Newchurch fashion, had claimed that the boys were liars, but the jury agreed with the boys against Mahony. Presbyter Baker was subpoenaed earlier in 2009 to testify before a federal grand jury investigating possible criminal wrongdoing by Newcardinal Mahony. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Los Angeles Times.
Good Catholics, the rats are coming out of the walls now. There is not a single U.S. bishop who is not personally involved in sex crimes or the cover-up of them. They are taking their orders directly from Benedict-Ratzinger, who imposed a phony "pontifical silence" on them under threat of excommunication. It is clear after all these years that it is Benedict-Ratzinger who should be excommunicated and, as the Roman Catholics of earlier days did with corrupt popes, throw him into the Tiber.
Notre Dame "Catholic" High School in Belmont, California, is one of those that will be showing a pornographic "gay" videos as part of its curriculum. Notre Dame, an all-female private college-preparatory school, along with hundreds of public schools in California, has signed up to show films from a San Francisco group billing itself as "the best in LGBT [Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transvestite] media" and to use accompanying discussion materials. One film features a boy "coming out" by wearing his mother's bikini. Another film incorporates Native American spiritualism to cast LGBT persons as "two-spirit" people.
The films and school materials are being distributed by Youth in Motion, a partnership between Frameline and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network. The films are accompanied by a "curriculum guide" and an "action guide." Inter alia, the guides encourage students to question whether religious and cultural celebrations wrongly discourage homosexual and transgender lifestyles.
The list of schools claimed to use these materials include scores of high schools throughout the State of California, as well as a few middle and junior high schools, and at least one elementary school in San Leandro, California. Although many of the affected schools are located in the Bay Area and Southern California, other regions, including the Sacramento area and small communities in the Central Valley and the Sierras, are also affected. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Pacific Justice Institute and the California Catholic Daily.]
Just as the TRADITIO Network predicted months ago, it is becoming even more clear that Benedict-Ratzinger was lying when he told Jewish radical leaders that he was ignorant of the fact that the Society of St. Pius X's senior Bishop, Richard Williamson, was a "holocaust denier." Swedish Public Television, which had conducted the controversial interview of Williamson specifically for broadcast only in Sweden in January 2009, is set to back up its interview with the revelation that top Newvatican officials, including Benedict-Ratzinger himself, knew about Williamson's historical position, although Newpope denied any knowledge when challenged by radical Jewish leaders.
Slated for September 23, 2009, airing is a broadcast that will show that Anders Arborelius, Newchurch bishop of Stockholm, had known of Williamson's historical position and had informed top Newvatican officials, including Benedict-Ratzinger's personal nuncio to Sweden, well before Newpope's "unexcommunication" of the four SSPX bishops (Fellay, Galarreta, Tissier de Mallerais, and Williamson). Newcardinal Walter Kasper, head of Benedict-Ratzinger's Council for Christian Unity, has also admitted knowledge of Williamson's position and expressed disbelief that Benedict-Ratzinger and Newcardinal Dario Hoyos (then president of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, but since fired from that position) were ignorant of the fact.
Good Catholics, the evidence just keeps mounting that Benedict-Ratzinger is an "Unholy Father," who will lie about anything for political purposes. There is no doubt that he has consistently lied about Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal. Now it has become clear that he has lied to the radical Jewish leaders, whom he has tried to win over under rubric of "false oecumenism." It seems that Benedict-Ratzinger hasn't been reading his Bible lately; otherwise, he would know: Magna est veritas, et praevalet [Great is the truth, and it prevails] (1 Esdras 4:41/DRV).
Newchurch Notre Dame University of South Bend, Indiana, has been caught in anti-Catholic activity again. Presbyter John Jenkins, its president, is pressing for one-year jail terms for anti-abortion traditional Catholic priests and laymen for demonstrating against the appearance of pro-abortion Barack Obama at its May 2009 graduation exercises. The traditional priests walked, together-with anti-abortion laymen, onto the Notre Dame campus with signs opposing abortion, and Jenkins had them arrested for trespassing. Jenkins has refused to drop the charges.
The message has been getting out that Notre Dame has become anti-Catholic. It has on several occasions allowed pornographic plays to be produced on campus, it has supported "gay-lesbian" conferences on campus, and most recently it invited the U.S.'s leading pro-abortion advocate, Barack Obama, to speak from the university's "pulpit" at graduation. Alumni have organized to cut off donations to the university and have called for Jenkins's ouster. Of course, we traditional Catholics know that Jenkins is merely representative of Newchurch anti-Catholic sentiment that goes all the totem pole to Newrome and its "Unholy Father" himself.
So far, Newchurch bishops have pretty much gotten off scot free for their involvement in the Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal. But, after all, they are the CEOs of their dioceses, and a new lawsuit indicates that in future they may be held responsible for not only for their own sex crimes but also for those of the presbyters whom they control.
Joseph Mcguire and Thomas Dupre, Newchurch bishops of Springfield, Massachusetts, and their vicar general, Richard Sneizyk, will now face justice before a U.S. superior court for allowing a child to be sexually assaulted on numerous occasions when he was 11 to 13, by one of their presbyters, who had a known history of assaulting other boys. In front of the courthouse on January 17, 2009, the victim charged the bishops as accomplices in the crimes. He explained: "These [bishops] are the men directly in charge of the man who abused me. They knew what he was and they could have prevented this from happening, but they consciously chose to do nothing. [Presbyter] Graves has no way to pay for what was forcibly taken from me. For me, this is about accountability."
The presbyter-pastor charged, Alfred Graves, who has been named in numerous other sex abuse cases brought against the diocese, was not demoted from the ministry by Benedict-Ratzinger until 2006, after the presbyter's rampage against children in the 1990s. Apparently, Newpope is ignorant of the legal maxim: "Justice delayed is justice denied."
Graves was at the time pastor of St. Patrick's Church. The archdiocese's archbishops were fully aware of presbyter Grave's assault upon at least one other boy to another parish. The victim states that Bishop McGuire took no steps to remove the criminal from the ministry, but simply "told him not to do it again." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Birkshire Eagle.]
Good Catholics, a little-known fact about Benedict-Ratzinger's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal is that two dozen of his bishops, in the United States alone, have been charge with such crimes, numbering about one in ten of all U.S. bishops. Moreover, every bishop has "supervised" the thousands of criminal presbyters. With this suit, the "superiors" are being charged as accomplices. One day, the "superior general," Benedict-Ratzinger himself, may be charged and punished for his role as Head Accomplice. We have a reminder from St. John Chrysostom for the man who is supposed to be acting as Christ's vicar: "The floor of Hell is paved with the skulls of rotten bishops" -- and popes!
The Newchurch archdiocese of Miami, Florida, reeling from sordid pictures of international television star, presbyter Alberto Cutie, frolicking on the beach with a Jezebel, has now been hit with another "Sin of the Fathers." Presbyter David Dueppen, associate pastor of Maximilian Kolbe Newparish, hooked up with an exotic dancer at a Miami strip joint called Porky's. They had a "torrid" affair, as a consequence of which he she gave birth to an illegitimate daughter. Now the woman claims that the presbyter is stalking her and "grabbed her by the throat and choked her." The matter became public when she filed for a restraining order against him during the week of September 6, 2009. "He is the Devil dressed as an Angel," said the woman.
What is even more horrifying is that archbishop John Favalora knew full well what was going on. In July 2006 Favalora paid off the woman with $60,000 for her silence. (Of course, he didn't want the public to know of Newchurch's crimes.) The dancer claimed the presbyter had abused his position of power by fornicating with her and had threatened her and her daughter with "evil spirits" if the dancer ever left him.
Yet Archbishop Favalora, instead of throwing the presbyter Dueppen out of Newchurch, merely moved him 25 kilometres up the road to another Newparish. Favalora allowed him to remain on active duty until mid-August 2009. "We are a forgiving church," said the archbishop's spokeswoman. The presbyter was living together with the dancer in her West Miami-Dade town house for more than three years.
This despicable excuse for a presbyter said: "I am following what I believe is the will of God for me." Dueppen had previously criticized the University of Miami's decision to install prophylactic vending machines on campus. "It will increase pressure for students to have sex, especially among freshmen. The only safe sex is abstinence." He failed to follow his own advice and ended up "fathering" an innocent child who will have to bear the shame her whole life. The affair ended for the first time in 2006 over -- get this -- "sexual differences"!
Presbyter Dueppen revealed the Newchurch clergy's mentality of superiority when he told the woman: "Any movement you do -- you call the cops, you call the Archdiocese -- we are powerful. You know what I will do. I will take this child away and you will never see this child again." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Miami Herald.]
Good Catholics, this nonsense about a "forgiving church" is a just cover for Newchurch clergy's victimization of women and children. This presbyter and his bishops are unrepentant. Our Lord Jesus Christ teaches that forgiveness is not unconditional. Without contrition, there is no forgiveness. Without contrition, there is no absolution. Even Catholic children know that before their First Confession.
The false notion circulated by some Motarians that Benedict-Ratzinger is a "traditionalist" has once again been put to the lie by his announcement on September 17, 2009, that he will visit Judaism's Great Synagogue of Rome after the Jewish high holydays. In this, he follows the Modernistic error of false "oecumenism," just as did his Modernist predecessor, JPII. Just as Benedict-Ratzinger has always himself proclaimed, as confirmed in his Primum Nuntium upon his accession in April 20, 2005, he is an acolyte of the Modernist council Vatican II.
JPII caused scandal on April 13, 1986, when he went officially and publicly to the Jewish synagogue at Rome and prayed for the coming of the Messias in the presence of the chief rabbi of Rome. Now Benedict-Ratzinger has told Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni that he looks forward to his own visit there in autumn 2009 "with joy." Benedict-Ratzinger has continued the scandal as he visited synagogues in Germany and the United States as pope. Catholic doctrine condemns official public prayer with those who reject the true Faith. JPII, and now Benedict-Ratzinger, have engaged in the conduct condemned by some 260 of their predecessors. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by JTA Jewish News Service.]
We TRADITIO Fathers have often revealed to our readers that state of internal schism that exists within the Society of St. Pius X. Some SSPXers go along with Superior General Bernie Fellay's sellout to the Newchurch of the New Order, while others reject him as a Modernist sellout of SSPX Founder Archbishop Lefebvre's principles.
Now, it has been publicly revealed that Newvatican is well aware of this schism within the SSPX against Fellay. One of Newchurch's largest-circulating publications, the National Catholic Reporter, in its September 18, 2009, issue, reported:
Vatican officials generally say that they sense a division in the Society of St. Pius X between a "moderate" camp centered around the superior general, Bishop Bernard Fellay, which is seriously committed to reunion, and a more "hard-line" current that still thinks of the Lefebvrite movement as the Athanasius of the modern age, standing alone against the heresy of the post-conciliar Church.
The "fox" that is the current head of Newchurch certainly has Fellay's number and can use the fact that Fellay does not represent the SSPX as a whole in the "negotiations" with the New Order that are supposed to begin in October 2009.
Richard Lennon, the Newchurch bishop of Cleveland, Ohio, is bound and determined to destroy the most beautiful and traditional church buildings in the diocese. But the City Council has foiled his plans in the case of perhaps the most strikingly beautiful of these, St. James in Lakewood.
City officials are moving an ordinance that would prohibit Lennon from tearing down St. James Church or gutting its interior. This is a precedent-setting move, as historic-preservation ordinances do not usually regulate interiors, just exteriors. This flaw has allowed Newchurch bishops to gut the insides of traditional churches, set up Novus Ordo dinner tables, destroy statues, etc., as long as the exterior facade is not touched. The ordinance will also protect any structure that the city designates as an historical or cultural landmark.
St. James was built over ten years beginning in 1925 and boasts polished marble, granite sculptures, carved oak, and inlaid ceramic tiles. Architectural historian Tim Barrett, who works for the city of Cleveland, classes it "one of the most exotic buildings in the region," he said. "It's a total experience walking into that building. It really is one of a kind."
This destruction of the Catholic Church's traditional architectural heritage by barbarian Newchurch bishops across the United States comes at a time when the respected Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life reports that Newchurch in America has lost more affiliated members than any other religion. 400,000 Newchurchers walked out in 2007 alone. One-third of those raised as Catholic have abandoned Newchurch. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Associated Press.]
And why shouldn't they abandon Newchurch? It isn't Catholic, and it will be dead in a couple of decades. One Newchurcher hit the nail on the head when she said: "I just thought the church would go on forever," she said. "I expected to be buried from there. But I guess the way things are going, I just don't know what'll happen to me." In a Newchurch committed to change, change, change, nothing is certain, nothing is sacred. Not even St. James.
Good Catholics, everybody knows the two principal causes for church closures around the United States: (1) Newchurch has had forty years to sell the Novus Ordo and has failed to do so; (2) Newchurch has had to pay the price for its sex crimes and its malfeasant Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger, who has not suborned them.
Newchurch is not the only institution overrun by embezzlement, as numerous presbyters have been prosecuted for stealing hundreds of thousands, even millions, of U.S. dollars from the congregation's collection-plate. In recent years, Jewish rabbis have done their best to equal Newchurch presbyters' embezzlement record, like the rabbi who extorted human organs at gunpoint from Jews in the United States to be shipped to Israel. Other rabbis were arrested in July 2009 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on money-laundering charges. Widely-distributed images showed them being led into the FBI building in rabbinical garb and handcuffs didn't help.
Lay Jews aren't doing so well either. Jews have been embarrassed in the past year by the arrest of former Wall Street tycoon Bernie Madoff, who is serving a 150-year prison sentence for defrauding mom-and-pope investors out of billions of dollars. Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, admitted that it was his sub-prime mortgage scheme that had essentially bankrupted the United States and started a major worldwide recession.
So public has this corruption in the Jewish synagogue become that Jewish leaders are calling on U.S. rabbis to emphasize "ethical requirements" in their sermons during 2009's high holydays. Richard Joel, President of the Jewish Yeshiva University in New York City, wrote to graduates: "The rabbis of America have a lot of Jews trapped in synagogues this weekend, and it's a wonderful time to focus on who we are and how we are."
In 2009 the Jewish high holydays begin on September 18 with Rosh Hashana and end ten days later with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It's customary for religious Jews to seek forgiveness during that time from those they have wronged. One of Judaism's biggest problems is that very few people who call themselves Jews are "religious," about the same percentage of Newchurchers who attend the Novus Ordo service regularly, about one in seven. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Associated Press.]
When the Society of St. John the Evangelist of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was exposed for sex crimes and embezzlement, then Newchurch bishop James Timlin defended the criminals. Eventually, Timlin retired, and his spot as Scranton's Newchurch bishop was taken by Joseph Martino. One of Martino's first actions was rightly to suppress the "Indult" organization in November 2004 and eject it from his diocese "after years of credible accusations of moral turpitude and gross financial fraud." But early in September 2009, Martino was himself forced out by Benedict-Ratzinger because Martino was "too conservative" in demanding conformity to Catholic doctrine. Bishops can't do that in Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch and get away with it.
Now the U.S. Coalition for Life International, in a September 14, 2009, press release from its director, Randy Engel, and published by the Pittsburg [Pennsylvania] Independent Examiner, has revealed what has happened to this 1962-Mess "Indult" organization, steeped in sex crimes and embezzlement of funds donated by Indultarians. Another Newchurch bishop, this one meeting Benedict-Ratzinger's liberalist qualifications, Rogelio Livieres Plano, of Paraguay, has taken the SSJE into his bosom and granted it "recognition." Engel describes the scandal of the SSJE "one of the most outrageous examples of ecclesiastical malfeasance" in Benedict-Ratzinger's administration.
Engel reports that bishop Martino repeatedly warned bishop Livieres of SSJE founder Carlos Urrutigoity's "unchastity, disobedience, and outright rebellion, and financial extravagance." Engel reports that "from his earliest days as a seminarian at the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) Seminary of Our Lady of Co-Redemptrix in La Reja, Argentina, Urrutigoity was accused of ... acts against his fellow seminarians and layman living at the seminary." Engel went on: "Later, after a brief stay at the priory of Cordoba (Argentina), Urrutigoity was shipped out of Argentina to the SSPX's St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona, Minnesota, where he was ordained in 1989 and given a teaching position." Engel goes on to report: "Finally, in 1997, the SSPX expelled Urrutigoity from St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary -- not for sex crimes, but for "subversive activities, that is, secretly plotting a new religious order."
When Urrutigoity found a safe haven with Newchurch bishop Timlin in Scranton, the SSJE started a massive fund-raising drive to build a "City of God." The SSJE's phony mailings, in expensive four-color, die-cut brochures, attracted more than 5,000,000 U.S. dollars from clueless Indultarians, but the "City of God" never materialized. The SSJE absconded with the money to South America. SSJE clergy also "serviced" St. Gregory Academy boys preparatory school run by another 1962-Mess "Indult" organization, the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), as reported by Engel.
On March 21, 2002, the Scranton Independent Review Board determined: "In view of the credible allegation from the seminarian, his [Urrugoity's] admitted practice of sleeping with boys and young men, and the troubling evaluation by The Southdown Institute, Fr. Carlos Urrutigoity should be removed from active ministry; his faculties should be revoked; and he should be asked to live privately." Engel reports that in 2002 the Scranton Newchurch diocese was named as a co-defendant in a 1,000,000-plus U.S. dollars lawsuit brought by a former student at St. Gregory’s Academy, who charged Urrutigoity and another SSJE priest, Eric Ensey, with sex crimes. The case was eventually settled in the plaintiff's favor for $454,550.
In the press release for the U.S. Coalition for Life International, Engel announced: "We also plan to challenge the Society’s IRS tax-deductible tax status, which currently enables the Society to raise funds from clueless Catholics in the United States for shipment to Paraguay.
The sound of church bells is considered by Catholics to be the Vox Dei, the Voice of God. Church bells remind the faithful thrice daily to recite the Angelus morning, noon, and night; they remind the faithful that Holy Mass is about to begin; they accompany the faithful departed to their Exequial Mass and burial. But in many countries, even those once Catholic, the secular governments are trying to silence church bells on the grounds that the Voice of God is "noise pollution" in a travesty of the radical tree-hugging "green" movement that has been sweeping the clueless around the world.
And now the extremist "greenie" Benedict-Ratzinger, who has supported this political movement, together with his Newchurch of the New Order and other Christian sects, are starting to pay the price for their own sellout. A bishop in Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced in June 2009 to ten days in jail (temporarily suspended) and three years' probation for causing "noise pollution," even though an independent investigation revealed that the church bells were no louder on the street than traffic noise or even conversations. Even ice-cream truck are allowed to play their annoying music at higher sound levels! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by World Net Daily.]
Good Catholics, it is the height of irony that someone is sentenced to jail for ringing church bells, while those who kill foetuses are not liable to any criminal penalty whatsoever!
Paolo Pezzi, Newchurch archbishop of Moscow, Russia, has announced in Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper that Newchurch may soon join itself to the Russian Orthodox schismatics, in even as soon as two months. Pezzi said that there are "no real obstacles" to this "reunification."
No real obstacles? Well, perhaps not for Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch of the New Order, but for true Catholics there certainly are! The Russian Orthodox sect has been in schism from the Catholic Church for some ten centuries. the Russian Orthodox hold doctrinal, ecclesiastical, and liturgical differences from Catholic teaching on:
No real obstacles? Perhaps not for a Benedict-Ratzinger is so desperate for any oecumenical success that he is willing to sell out Catholic doctrine for it! He has blundered so badly with the Jews (the 2009 Williamson scandal), the Mohammedans (his 2006 Regensburg speech), and the Protestants (rejecting the traditional Anglicans), that he is getting a black eye for failing to deliver the "oecumenism" that he promised on his election.
The Russian Orthodox sect's new primate, Kirill I has more of an "oecumenical" bent than previous primates, which has already led to one bishop abandoning Kirill's jurisdiction in 2008. The primate, also known as Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev, has been charged with having links to the KGB, the Communist secret police during much of the Soviet period. His KGB agent’s codename was said to be "Mikhailov." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Reuters.]
Although the Sacraments of the Russian Orthodox schismatics, like those of all the Eastern Orthodox and of the Old Catholic schismatics, are held to be valid, theologians have argued that since the Communists took over the state sect and tampered with the ordination and consecration rites, the Apostolic succession in the Russian Orthodox sect was brought into question.
As a backdrop to Benedict-Ratzinger's potential sellout of the Catholic Faith to a former Communist agent and his schismatic sect, we have the bright light of a truly Catholic site in Moscow, served by a priest of the traditional Congregation of Mary Immaculate (CMRI). Fr. Alexander Kryssov celebrates the Traditional Latin Mass in the St. Pius V Chapel in that capital city. For making available the Traditional Latin Mass in Moscow, Fr. Kryssov has faced not only the expected persecution from the Russian government but also from persecution of agents of Benedict-Ratzinger's Novus Ordo sect.
"The floodgate is open and victims are pouring through." The U.S. bankruptcy case against Newchurch Jesuits in the Northwest of the United States, brought on by the sex crimes against children perpetrated by the Newjesuits, who since 2001 have paid out more than 25,000,000 U.S. dollars to sex-crime victims, has escalated to include fifty more victims. An attorney in the bankruptcy remarked: "In truth, all the victims of priest [sic] abuse will never be found. There's an element to this that will always keep people silent. The church has really had the ability to silence people." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Oregon Missoulian.]
Good Catholics, the civil courts now have Benedict-Ratzinger's number, and they are not going to let up. The evidence for his corruption in Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal is mounting so high that he should stop worrying about the Jewish "holocaust" and worry about a Nuremberg Trial of his own in the genocide of children.
Christoph Schonborn, Newchurch's Cardinal Primate of Austria and Newvatican Curial officer, announced on September 12, 2009, that the Newchurch Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith's commission to investigate the status of the Society of St. Pius X is demanding as a nonnegotiable pre-condition that the SSPX accept the "core values" of the New Order, including "oecumenism," "religious liberty," and Judaism. Schonborn declared that the Newroman Curia would not be giving the SSPX a "free pass" on these issues.
Schonborn was critical of the "unexcommunication" of the SSPX bishops, saying that Newchurch leadership in Newrome had drawn criticism "from within and outside" Newchurch because of the unexcommunication of Bernie Fellay, Alfonso de Galarreta, Tissier de Mallerais, and particularly the SSPX's senior bishop, Richard Williamson, who angered radical Jews by questioning a disputed matter of secular history.
Benedict-Ratzinger, after he had drawn criticism for the lenient approach toward the SSPX exhibited by Newcardinal Dario Hoyos, President of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, fired Hoyos from that position and abolished the commission on July 6, 2009. By his Motu Proprio Ecclesiae unitatem of that date, Benedict-Ratzinger then brought all contact with the SSPX under the purview of his main watchdog organization, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, presided over by another outspoken critic of the SSPX, Newcardinal William Levada.
Benedict-Ratzinger has suspended the SSPX bishops and other SSPX clergy from performing any Sacramental functions, although the SSPX routinely violates this decree of the pope whom they claim to recognize. After the Williamson scandal and the Newchurch-prohibited SSPX ordinations of summer 2009, Newchurch has increasingly turned a cold shoulder to the SSPX, although its Superior General, Bernie Fellay, still seems eager to "negotiate" for full admission into the Newchurch of the New Order. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Passauer Neue Presse.]
A former Prior of the Society of St. Pius X, Fr. Basilio Meramo, has announced that he will celebrate a second public Traditional Latin High Mass in Paris, France, on September 20, 2009, "in resistance to the treason of Bishop Fellay," because of the enthusiastic response to the first such Mass on September 13, 2009. Bishop Fellay is the Superior General of the SSPX, who is in the process of selling out the anti-Modernist principles of the SSPX's founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, in order to be received into the Newchurch of the New Order in Newrome.
Fr. Meramo was personally ordained by Archbishop Lefebvre in 1986. On April 7, 2009, Fellay expelled Prior Meramo from the SSPX for his refusal to capitulate to "Benedict-Ratzinger, and Modernist and apostate Rome," the term used by Archbishop Lefebvre to denote the anti-Catholic Modernist machinery that had taken over the Vatican after Vatican II (1962-1965).
Newvatican is reeling with the results of an Associated Press investigative report released September 13, 2009, on sex crimes involving 73 Newchurch bishops and presbyters in Benedict-Ratzinger's own backyard, Italy itself. Among the cases that Associated Press has exposed involve inducing boys into prostitution and participation in Satanic rituals.
Although Benedict-Ratzinger has desperately tried to keep information of the crimes secret since 2001, a lay movement to root out criminal Novus Ordo presbyters in Italy is taking hold in spite of his papally-decreed cover-up. What is particularly important to note is that these are not cases from years in the past. The Associated Press reports that almost all of the cases occurred in the last seven years, during which Benedict-Ratzinger has been Newchurch's official Sex-crimes Czar. Associated Press reports that these 73 cases are just the "tip of the iceberg," as Benedict-Ratzinger has forbidden the release of the actual statistics.
The implications of Newchurch bishop and presbyter sex crimes loom large in Italy. With its 50,850 presbyters in a nation of 60,000,000, Italy counts more presbyters than all of South America or Africa. In the United States, which has 44,700 presbyters in a nation of 300,000,000, more than 4,000 Newchurch clergy have been accused of raping and assaulting children, or almost one in ten. The prosecutor for Newchurch's Congregation of the Faith has admitted that there is a continuing "tsunami" of sex crimes being perpetrated by Newchurch bishops and presbyters against children.
Breaking the conspiracy of silence, 67 former students from Verona, Italy's Antonio Provolo Institute for the Deaf signed a statement stating that sex crimes occurred at the school at the hands of 24 presbyters and brothers of the Newchurch Congregation for the Company of Mary. One victim revealed: "You couldn't tell your parents because the [presbyter]s would beat you."
One of the victims identified Verona's bishop, Giuseppe Carraro, as one of these sex criminals. In spite of his association with these crimes, Carraro is still in the process of being made a Novus Ordo "saint." The victim stated that Carraro sodomized him on five separate occasions while he was a student at Provolo as young as nine years of age. A Novus Ordo tribunal, which refused to admit the testimony of the victims themselves, was quick to exonerate Carraro and proceeded with arrangements for his conanization. But further testimony now indicating that the Newchurch bishop had sodomized the deaf boy at his episcopal residence with a banana has led to Newchurch's admission that sex crimes were indeed perpetrated against the boys in the deaf school.
Good Catholics, what further evidence is necessary to demonstrate that Benedict-Ratzinger is mired in perversion and criminality, even in his own backyard? His policy of threatening clergy, and even child victims, to silence rather than turning the Newchurch criminals over to the civil authorities to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, as Pope St. Pius V did, is destroying him and his Novus Ordo sect. Much as Benedict-Ratzinger wants to spread the propaganda that his Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal is now under control, the evidence, now admitted to by his own prosecutor, shows that this myth is just more of Newchurch's false propaganda for the New Order. Any true Catholic should shun this man and his perverted Newchurch with its phony "Ordinary" and "Extraordinary" Messes. Moreover, the SSPX's Superior General, Bernie Fellay, and his Neo-SSPX should be ashamed of their efforts to sell out Archbishop Lefebvre's once traditional Catholic organization to one of the most corrupt and immoral popes in the history of the Church.
I have been faithfully reading the TRADITIO Commentaries for the past fourteen years and have received excellent advice and analysis from them. I credit TRADITIO with bringing me back to the traditional Catholic Faith after I left in 1970 because my "Catholic sense" told me that the New Mess was Protestant. I doubted my own Catholic sense back then and decided that I must not know what is truly Catholic since I could not abide the New Mass. TRADITIO showed me that my sense was correct.
Now I have encountered another situation that makes me question my Catholic sense. I was raised in a pre-Vatican II Catholic school classroom. Now I attend an SSPX site. We have some priest/presbyters here that strike me as "rigorist" and unCatholic -- at least according to the Catholicism in which I was raised before Vatican II. For example, one SSPX priest/presbyter believes that it is inappropriate for students to visit he Sistine Chapel because of the nudity in some of the great paintings by Michelangelo, such as "The Last Judgment." But my Catholic sense tells me that there is a difference between the innocence displayed in the Sistine Chapel, under which popes have celebrated Mass for four hundred years, and pornography.
Another SSPX priest/presbyter spends fifteen minutes lecturing students on the correct method of genuflecting and having them bob up and down like marionettes. Yes, proper reverence is an appropriate goal, but does it need to be this fanatical? Again, my Catholic sense tells me that such a fanatical "exercise gulag" is a caricature of true reverence.
The priest/presbyter also tells us that men should not wear Bermuda shorts anywhere. He never gives us a rational justification for this position, but apparently men's shorts of any kind under any circumstances are an automatic violation of modesty. If men cannot wear Bermuda shorts, then I definitely missed something in my pre-Vatican II Catholic education. Not to speak of warm climates where such garb is reasonable on certain occasions, this SSPX priest/presbyter apparently hasn't noticed that most men's legs are quite the opposite of a libidinous object!
In sum, my question is, has the SSPX become no better than the Protestant Puritans -- rigorist without substance? Or have SSPX priest/presbyters become some kind of obsessives, seeing illicit sex even in innocuous things? I am an SSPX attendee now, but am reconsidering my association with the Society because of its unCatholic extremism.
The Fathers Reply.
Your "Catholic sense" is working just fine. What you are describing are common examples of the extremism that has taken over the Neo-SSPX since Bernie Fellay's accession as Superior General in 1994. We TRADITIO Fathers have heard these same reports numerous times from all over the world. In our age, when traditional Catholic priests are fighting hard for the fully Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments, for Catholic doctrine and morality, the SSPX priest/presbyters seem obsessed with things like women's hem lines and with disparaging some of the greatest treasures of Catholic art -- and papally-approved at that!
Fellay can easily enough accept the 1962 corruptions of the Holy Mass engineered by the same Hannibal Bugnini who the chief architect of the Novus Ordo of 1969. He can even accept the validity of that Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Novus Ordo service, but if a woman's dress is one centimetre off the ground, the Fellayites scream: "Off to Hell with her!"
I understand that many of the significant changes that were made to turn the Traditional Latin Mass first into the Conciliar Mess of 1962 and then into the invalid Novus Ordo service were made in the 1950s under Pius XII. Is that correct? Would Pius XII then be classified as a Modernist pope? After 30 year in the U.S. Marines, I have come to understand that the commander is responsible for what his people do or fail to do. That would make Pius XII complicit in the Modernist liturgical revolution, no different from the Conciliar popes.
The Fathers Reply.
We agree and have been about the only source to have brought this fact to the attention of traditional Catholics, most of whom, probably in ignorance, have given Pius XII a pass on his involvement, probably unwittingly, with the Modernist liturgical revolution. There is no question that the liturgical revolution started in the 1950s under Pius XII, not in 1962 under John XXIII, as many have incorrectly been led to believe. There is also no question that the "Mess of 1962+," also called the "Motu" Mess and the "Extraordinary Rite," is a product of the Modernist liturgical revolution that began in 1948 under Hannibal Bugnini and culminated in his Novus Ordo service of 1969, now called by Benedict-Ratzinger the "Ordinary Rite" of the Newchurch of the New Order.
Pius XII was not himself a Modernist, but he did, perhaps unknowingly, appoint a Modernist to "modernize" the Mass. In 1948 Pius XII appointed Hannibal Bugnini to head a "Liturgical Modernization Committee," and Bugnini took full advantage of his appointment to start the conversion of the Traditional Latin Mass to the invalid Novus Ordo service. Bugnini accomplished this in stages, in 1951, 1954, 1956, 1960, and 1962, and then after Vatican II in 1964, 1967, 1968, 1969. For further information, click on the Traditional Latin Mass, Divine Office & Sacraments department of the TRADITIO Network in the section "The Descent into the 'Black Hole' of the New Order."
Did Pius XII specifically approve these Bugnini corruptions? In some cases, yes; in others, no, as he was gravely ill from 1954 on and was losing control of the Church in the last four years of his papacy. During those years he is reported to have seriously considered abdicating the papacy. Did things get out of his control? Definitely. The same thing happened in 1962 when the Modernists hijacked Vatican II while John XXIII was dying of stomach cancer.
In the case of the most radical corruption of the traditional rite, the gutting of the traditional Holy Week in 1956 to such an extent that few additional changes were necessary to turn it into the Novus Ordo version of 1969, Pius XII never approved the changes at all. His name appears nowhere on the document, and the document does not bear the usual paragraph indicating that it was presented to him at the usual audience. In fact, many priests in Europe simply refused outright to use the gutted version and maintained the traditional form long after 1956.
So, the idea that there is some chasm upon the death of Pius XII in 1958 between "Tradition" and Modernism is just not borne out by the facts. Some "ultra-traditionalists" might wish that the situation were that cut and dried, but the documents and actions during that critical period demonstrate that such a conclusion is quite simplistic.
The TRADITIO Fathers have received an announcement from the Society of St. Pius X that Fr. Didier Bonneterre, one of its priest/presbyters, died on September 15, 2009, in a car accident outside of Paris, France. Fr. Bonneterre had served the SSPX in various capacities at Econe, Albano, Nantes, and finally Paris.
Bonneterre was known as an "Ultramontanist," that is, a "papolator." From the early days of the SSPX, his associates describe him as a liberalist, devoted to the Modernist Newpopes, particularly JPII and Benedict-Ratzinger, and supportive of Bernie Fellay's Novus Ordo-bent takeover of the Society from its founder, Archbishop Lefebvre, shortly after his death.
This "photograph" of JPII being consoled by Mary has been making the rounds in Newrome. It looks phony to me. It doesn't even look like a photograph; it looks like some kind of a drawing. Contradictory stories are also circulating about its origins. Some claim that it was taken by a security guard; others claim that it was taken by someone in the crowd. Also, I understand that the "photograph" has been used as a scam for chain letters and fund-raising schemes.
The Fathers Reply.
Such "photographs" are notoriously easy to fake. Now that JPII has been exposed as a possible fornicator and as a suborner of Communism in Poland, this "photograph" (which proves nothing) suddenly comes to light. Is this an act of desperation on the part of Newchurch? Even the Newchurch commission has held up JPII's cause for Novus Ordo "sainthood" in order to investigate thoroughly the many damning reports about JPII's conduct that have recently come to light.
Remember that the same type of scam was pulled by a desperate Newchurch to phony up the popular Hindu/Newchurcher Mother Teresa as a Novus Ordo "saint." Since 1983 only one miracle had to be alleged, so the perpetrators found a woman dying of cancer who they said was cured by a Mother Teresa "miracle." Even the woman's doctors disputed that contention. They admitted that they had given the woman an anti-cancer drug and that her condition went into remission as a normal result of administering that drug. Her cancer had not been cured. When the doctors stated that they would be willing to travel to Rome and testify before the Novus Ordo commission, the commission told the doctors: don't bother. It seems that if they couldn't confirm the "miracle," their testimony was not welcome.
This is all part of the phony Novus Ordo "conanization" process that JPII cooked up in 1983, which contradicted the very careful traditional process that had been used for centuries up to that time. As Our Lord warned, Satan has the power to deceive even the elect. St. Paul in his Epistles wrote of Satan's deceptive "wonders," and several popes and true Saints have warned against Catholics falling prey to these fakes. For further information, click on FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs? in the section "Canonizations - Post-conciliar."
What we know for certain is that JPII was an unabashed Modernist who published unCatholic "encyclicals" in which he denied the nature of the papacy itself and participated publicly in the worship of false sects, not only Protestant and Jewish, but even pagan. That bars him from any consideration as a true Saint. Yet Newchurch, desperate now for respectability in the midst of its great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal, will do everything in its power to make him one of their phony Novus Ordo "unsaints."
I came up this interesting bit of information about archbishop Giovanni Montini, later to become Paul VI, and his association with Saul Alinkski, the mentor of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton:
One summer [Jacques] Maritain brought to Montini's house an American who he considered to be "one of only three revolutionaries worthy of the name, indeed, one of the few really great men of this century." It was Saul David Alinsky. The self styled "professional radical" was to spend a week with Archbishop Montini discussing the Church's relationship with the powerful communist trade union. "There I was", Alinsky told his biographer S.K. Sanders, "sitting between the Archbishop and the beautiful blonde union official discussing the common interests bridging communism and capitalism.
Alinsky's disparagement of religion was well known. He dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals, to "the first radical, Lucifer." As for the destruction of the Catholic Church, Saul Alinsky explained his position to Playboy a few years later. He had left his strict Jewish family to join the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War. Going on to develop his theory of "people power," he said that it was after meeting Jacques Maritain that he began to see how the revolution could become part of the Catholic Church.
Alinsky, however, preferred to call the institution the "Church of Today and Tomorrow." It was a Church that he felt must become quite free of dogma: "I detest and fear dogma. Nobody owns truth and dogma, whatever form it takes; it is the ultimate enemy of human freedom. Alinsky, Maritain, and Montini expressed serene accord that the Church Militant must give way to the 'Church Loving.'" And that is the Church that Benedict-Ratzinger heads today, one that is, in the Modernist style, devoid of definite doctrine and "liturgies" detached from Tradition, which can be selected cafeteria style to suit any taste.
A German priest/presbyter of the Society of St. Pius X, one Marcus Jasny, too impatient to wait for the SSPX sellout to the New Order to be signed on the dotted line, stole into St. Peter's Basilica to perform the Vatican II-Bugnini "Mess of 1962+" at a side altar. Under the cover of the pre-dawn darkness in late August 2009, Jasny took some underage schoolgirls with him. The sacristan of the Basilica said that, in violation of the procedure at St. Peter's, Jasny had not submitted a written request to celebrate Mass in the basilica.
The action was condemned by some, who believe that the illicit prank played by Jasny will lead to tightened security against the SSPX in St. Peter's Basilica. The SSPX has come under severe criticism by Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch bishops and cardinals in Germany, because the SSPX continues to offer the Sacraments in spite of the fact that Benedict-Ratzinger has declared that SSPX clergy are suspended from Sacramental functions. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Kreuz.]
It seems that the SSPX is still trying to play both sides of the fence, and that it will resort even to unauthorized Messes and roping underage girls into the illiceity. How sick is this?
Are the prayers after Low Mass that are called the Leonine Prayers after Pope Leo XIII who instituted them in 1884, required or optional? I always thought that they were required.
The Fathers Reply.
With few exceptions, the Leonine Prayers are required after Low Mass. Those exceptions involve (1) Low Masses that have the privilege of a Solemn Mass, as an Exequial Mass that is not sung; (2) Low Masses that are celebrated with a certain solemnity, as a Nuptial Mass; and (3) Low Masses after which a sacred function follows without the celebrant leaving the altar, as Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
With the Conciliar-Bugnini changes of 1960-1962, however, another exemption was added, Masses at which a sermon is delivered. One sees in this change the deceptive methodology the coming Novus Ordo. Since Sunday Masses typically have a sermon, Sunday Masses would be exempt from the Leonine Prayers and, therefore, those prayers became obsolete without their having to be abolished outright. Such are the dumpings of traditional rubrics included in the Mess of 1962+, "Extraordinary Mess," or whatever you want to call this corrupted version of the Traditional Latin Mass.
Visitors to Washington, D.C., capital of the United States of America, are unaware that some 170 metres high, on one of the four sides of the pyramidion at the apex of the Washington Monument, are engraved the words Laus Deo, Praise to God, placed at the highest point over the most powerful city in the world. The builders selected an aluminum casement for the apex, a metal that would not tarnish and would act as a lightning rod. In comparison, the Great Pyramid of Cheops reached a slightly shorter height, 146 metres, but was topped with gold, the glint of which when hit by the sun could be seen by ships at sea. There is no ancient record that the gold apex was engraved with any text.
The first president of the United States, George Washington, may have died a Catholic. It was a long tradition among both the Maryland Province Jesuit Fathers and the Negro slaves of the Mount Vernon plantation and those of the surrounding area that Washington died a Catholic. Fr. Leonard Neale, S.J., was called to Mount Vernon from St. Mary's Mission across the Piscatawney River four hours before Washington's death.
Washington's body servant, Juba, is authority for the fact that the General made the Sign of the Cross at meals. He may have learned this from his Catholic lieutenants, Stephen Moylan or John Fitzgerald. Washington kept a picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary and one of St. John. These were among the effects found in an inventory of the articles at Mount Vernon at the president's death. At Valley Forge Washington forbade the burning in effigy of the Roman pontiff on "Pope's Day." Several times as President he is reported to have slipped into a Catholic church to hear Sunday Mass. Perhaps Washington converted on his deathbed, like Voltaire, Oscar Wilde, and John Wayne.
The report was accepted by a Protestant, Edward Everett, the noted United States senator who lived just two generations after Washington, in his Life of George Washington. At a time in American history when Catholics were reviled by Protestants, and a political party was even formed to ensure that Catholics would not win elected office, Everett would seem to have had no reason to accept the report of Washington's Catholicism if he did not believe in its authenticity.
Pope Leo XIII in his Encyclical Letter Longinque oceani of January 6, 1895, he highly praised the American Republic and its wise founders, even calling George Washington "the Great." The pope wrote: "Thanks are due to the equity of the laws which obtain in America and to the customs of the well-ordered Republic. For the Church amongst you, unopposed by the Constitution and government of your nation, fettered by no hostile legislation, protected against violence by the common laws and the impartiality of the tribunals, is free to live and act without hindrance."
It is pathetic that the Newchurch of the New Order, with its false presbyters and phony "Mess" and "Sacraments," has to resort to deceiving children into worshipping a cookie and Kool-Aid. Yet this travesty will take place when Gregory Aymond, the Newchurch archbishop of New Orleans, Louisiana, will lead the annual Worldwide Children’s Eucharistic [sic] Holy Hour on October 2, 2009, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
Some sense of the perversion of this occasion is underscored by the fact that it will be carried on the Charismatic Catholic [sic] Cable Network, EWTN. The archbishop's press agent offensively claimed that this phony "eucharistic" hour is a "witness to our Catholic Culture." The "Catholic Culture" that he was referring to is the one that has replaced the true Mass with the invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Novus Ordo service, or even the corrupted Freemasonic Vatican II-Bugnini Mess of 1962+. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
Don't you just love these "Motu" hypocrites who try to rewrite the history of the Modernist Council Vatican II (1962-1965)? To listen to them, you would think that this Modernist Council was perfectly orthodox. It was just some nasty people like the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini who perverted its true purpose. Of course, what these Newchurch hypocrites don't tell you is that the Modernistic documents that destroyed the Traditional Latin Mass and substituted the invalid Novus Ordo service in Newchurch were signed by its Conciliar pope Paul VI!
Forty years of history and research by even neutral investigators have shown that Vatican II, while posing as Catholic, was actually hijacked by the Modernists shortly after its inception, as they took advantage of the fact that John XXIII lay dying of stomach cancer. The historical evidence is clear that John XXIII would never have approved of vernacularizing the Mass, changing orthodox doctrine, and gutting the Sacraments if he had remained in control. He stated that position in the most solemn papal form in 1962 before the cardinals assembled, just as Vatican II was beginning. How easily both the Ultra-traditionalists and the Modernists forget that John XXIII never signed even a single document of Vatican II.
Now it seems that an FSSP presbyter, in publishing a response to a Zenit News Service piece entitled "Why Go Back?," has unwittingly stated the truth when he said that Benedict-Ratzinger is "trying to save a sinking liturgical ship." Of course, this FSSP presbyter is all in favor of Benedict-Ratzinger's "Ordinary Rite," aka the Novus Ordo service! Moreover, this FSSP presbyter admits that the Mess of 1962+ "will never, at least in our lifetime, supersede the 'Missa Normativa' of Pope Paul VI." What this presbyter deceptively avoids stating is that this "Missa Normativa" (that is just a fancy term for the invalid Novus Ordo service) was supported by the besuited "Fr." Ratzinger, who was personally present at Vatican II and sponsored doctrinal and liturgical innovations himself1
The German fox has not changed his stripes. In his 2007 Motu Proprio Summorum pontificum, this same Ratzinger, now Benedict-Ratzinger, for the first time officially declared the invalid Novus Ordo service to be the "Ordinary Rite" for his Newchurch. So, it turns out that the "sinking liturgical ship" that Benedict-Ratzinger is trying to save is the ship that he himself built and publicly chooses to sail in!
I have spent nearly five years as a traditional Catholic, having become aware of Tradition primarily through the TRADITIO Network web site. Your site saved me from the Novus Ordo's phony RCIA "baptism" program and directed me to true doctrine. But over these years I have struggled to believe what my reason has taught me: that the people occupying the buildings all the way from the local dioceses to the Vatican are really Protestants. Several times I experimented by trying a Novus Ordo Mess, out of fatigue, loneliness, and desire not to stick out as a "weirdo."
I recently have been reading Tumultuous Times by the Fathers Radecki and highly recommend it to your readers, who may be struggling, as I have been. This book describes all the councils of the Catholic Church and puts Vatican II in such a clear light that it is apparent that the Council was another Protestant Reformation. I see now that after the Council, Catholics underwent a mass conversion to a form of "Roman Protestantism." The real Catholics are those individuals and families standing by the timeless Catholic doctrines. To try, as some do, like the Motarians and Neocons, to hang onto both Faiths: the traditional Catholic Faith and the New Order Faith, causes real insanity. They end up violating, daily, the principle of non-contradiction. Those who have deranged their minds this way walk around with the guilt that comes from lying and betrayal, of themselves and of Christ.
I'm old enough to remember Catholics before the Council making insistent "truth claims" and saying non-Catholics risked Hell. Now the Newchurchers say that any faith can get you to Heaven. I know one thing now: if pre-traditional Catholicism is not the true faith, any faith really is good enough to please God. The day I decide that the Modernist Newchurch is right is the day I go back to Protestantism. Why should I settle for phony "Roman Protestantism" when I can have the real thing?
Newchurchers might just as well adore the cookies and grape juice served at Methodist churches. Newchurch's cookies are just as invalid, just as wanting in any grace. The reality is no different just because Newchurch perpetrates a fraud by putting the word "Catholic" on the door, whereas the Methodists do not. The National Catholic Reporter got it right in a September 8, 2009, article, in which it condemned the perpetual "eucharistic adoration" at St. Clement Novus Ordo temple in Boston, Massachusetts, as idolatry.
In the 1940s a group of cloistered (traditional) nuns began the practice of adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament at St. Clement's Shrine. When the disaster of the Modernist Council Vatican II hit in the mid 1960s, the practice ended. It was "restored" in 2009, but with an important change. No longer is the True Presence being adored, but the phony cookies of the Novus Ordo. That is, as the Newchurch National Catholic Reporter correctly stated (without knowing the real reason), idolatry, a grave sin against the First Commandment of God.
Curiously, the National Catholic Reporter, which claims to be Catholic by its very title, is quick to reject its own Benedict-Ratzinger. NCR comments: "Notwithstanding Pope Benedict XVI's personal endorsement of eucharistic adoration [sic] and the sporadic restoration of the practice in the archdiocese of Boston and elsewhere, it is difficult to speak favorably about the devotion today. Eucharistic adoration, perpetual or not, is a doctrinal, theological, and spiritual step backward, not forward."
Good Catholics, here we have here another instance of Newchurch hypocrisy. When traditional Catholics reject false New Order teaching from Benedict-Ratzinger, they are called every nasty name in the book, but the National Catholic Reporter can publish -- and get away with -- rejecting the teaching of its own Newpope! But take heart: we have the Most Blessed Sacrament. They have merely an invalid cookie, like the Methodists.
A revised New International Version of the Bible, first published in 1978, will be released in 2011 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the King James Version. Since 1978 the NIV has become the most popular modern English Bible version in the world. The 2011 revision will mark the first complete update of the NIV since 1984. Its publication also will force out of print the "gender-neutral Bible" that rankled conservative Evangelical Protestants when it was published in 2005.
The NIV won high praise as a literal, faithful, and euphonious version, characteristics that Newchurch's New American Bible, issued after Vatican II (1962-1965), signally lacked. The NAB also included "gender-neutral" language. The NIV is used primarily by conservative Evangelical Protestants, who are offended by recent attempts to impose a feminist agenda on the Bible. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Chicago Tribune.]
For recommendations on Bibles for traditional Catholics, click on FAQ05: What Traditional Catholic Resources Do You Recommend?
It seems that the duplicity of these Newchurch bishops just gets worse and worse. Now Robert Morlino, of Madison, Wisconsin, is equating the term "pro life" not with the rejection of abortion as a grave moral evil, but with "helping the poor and downtrodden." Actually, the Pro-life Movement was essentially dealt its deathblow by JPII, who perversely equated "pro life" with opposition to the execution of heinous criminals. Now that Modernist claptrap has been extended to equating "pro life" with aid to government welfare recipients. Morlino was commenting on the late U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, the bigamist, pro-abortion, pro-"gay" marriage, suborner of his nephew's rape (or at least fornication). This perverted Newchurch bishop had more to say about those who objected to Kennedy's phony "Catholicism." It wasn't Kennedy who was "sinful," but traditional Catholics!
You see, in Benedict-Ratzinger's perverted Newchurch of the New Order, Kennedy gets a pass because Newchurch theologians can't agree on the immorality of abortion. Yes, you read it right. According to Morlino, Newchurch theologians have a "two-conscience approach to the faith for Catholic [sic] political leaders -- that is, the approach which says, 'privately I'm opposed to abortion, but in the public arena there are other conflicting responsibilities which allow me to vote in favor of legal abortion.'" And to fund it at taxpayer expense, Morlino -- you forgot to mention that!
Morlino opined that Kennedy had made a "good confession" because of his letter to Benedict-Ratzinger, the Sex-crimes Czar, shortly before his death. That letter, read at Kennedy's Newchurch gravesite service, which contained nary a prayer for the deceased, but plenty of political propaganda, included the following self-serving claptrap:
I want you to know, Your Holiness, that in my nearly 50 years of elective office, I have done my best to champion the rights of the poor and open doors of economic opportunity. I've worked to welcome the immigrant, fight discrimination, and expand access to health care and education.... I also want you to know that even though I am ill, I am committed to do everything I can to achieve access to health care for everyone in my country. This has been the political cause of my life.
Kennedy was facing his divine Judgment. Where was his public contrition expressed
The Newchurch bishop Morlino noted that he was glad that it [the Kennedy funeral] was celebrated in "a subdued fashion." Subdued?! Newchurch pulled out all the stops for its "Catholic" hypocrite. It was held in basilica designed by the pope. The cardinal archbishop of Boston, Massachusetts, presided. Liberalist U.S. Presidents Obama and Clinton were honored guests, and Protestant-Mohammedan Obama was allowed to gave an eulogy, condemned in Catholicism, from the pulpit of the basilica. Subdued?!
Morlino proclaimed that those Catholics who considered the funeral rites for the pro-abortion, pro-"gay" Kennedy to be a scandal were "sinful." That those who stood for life against Kennedy's pro-death positions were "sinful." Morlino claimed that this was all "according to the teaching of Pope Benedict." And we all know how "traditionalist" Pope Benedict is! [Some information for this Commentary was supplied by the Catholic News Agency, an organ of the U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishops.]
Good Catholics, here we have yet another example of how Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch of the New Order is diametrically opposed to the teaching of Christ. Those good Catholics who stand up for the right to life of the young and the old, which it seems that Benedict-Ratzinger and certainly Barack Obama oppose, are now the "sinful" ones in the eyes of Newchurch, while an immoral bigamist who supports abortion and sodomy "sitteth at the right hand of the Father in Heaven." This is not Catholicism. It is, as St. Paul called it, "filthy" (Romans 1:27/DRV).
The TRADITIO Fathers have been notified that Brother Francis Maluf, Superior of the Mancipia Immaculatae Cordis Mariae, died on the Feast of St. Lawrence Justinian, Saturday, September 5, 2009, at the St. Benedict Center in Richmond, New Hampshire, in the United States. Brother Francis received Holy Viaticum and passed away peacefully around 16:00 UTC (09:00 local time). Brother Francis' wake will be held at the Center on Wednesday. A Traditional Latin Requiem Missa Cantata will be sung for the repose of his soul the following day.
It would be appropriate in this context to note that all Catholics traditionally are to receive not just a Requiem Low Mass, but a Requiem Missa Cantata as part of their exequies. Of course, the pagan practice of cremation is not an option for a Catholic, unless he dies in a plague or in a battle of war. For further information, click on FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs? in the section "Cremation and Traditional Funeral Instructions."
Brother Francis was what is commonly known as a "Feeneyite." This term is now commonly used for those who diverge from the teaching of the dogmatic Council of Trent on the Sacrament of Baptism, in that the Feeneyites do not accept Baptism by Blood (de sanguine) and Baptism by Desire (de voto), but only Baptism by water. For further information, click on FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs? in the section "Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus and Baptism of Desire."
A former Prior of the Society of St. Pius X, Fr. Basilio Meramo, has announced that he will celebrate a public Traditional Latin High Mass in Paris, France, on September 13, 2009, "in resistance to the treason of Bishop Fellay." Bishop Fellay is the Superior General of the SSPX, who is in the process of selling out the anti-Modernist principles of the SSPX's founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, in order to be received into the Newchurch of the New Order in Newrome.
Fr. Meramo was personally ordained by Archbishop Lefebvre in 1986. On April 7, 2009, Fellay expelled Prior Meramo from the SSPX for his refusal to capitulate to "Benedict-Ratzinger, and Modernist and apostate Rome," the term used by Archbishop Lefebvre to denote the anti-Catholic Modernist machinery that had taken over the Vatican after Vatican II (1962-1965).
I cannot believe how pusillanimous the once courageous SSPX's senior Bishop Richard Williamson has become since his "holocaust" affair. I give my own version of some recent comments of his, filling in the blanks that he is now too cowardly to fill in.
Short of a stupendous miracle of God, there is, humanly speaking, no hope whatsoever of the Newchurch establishment abandoning its devotion to Vatican II (1962-1965), that Modernist Council whose letter mixes the religions of God and man, while its spirit is definitely the religion of man. For over forty years the churchmen controlling Newrome have been possessed by the conviction that God's religion needs to be adapted to Modern man, and nothing indicates that they are collectively about to abandon their deadly combinazione.
"He who lies down with dogs gets up with fleas." The SSPX Superior General, Bernie Fellay, succumbed to the temptations of Newrome when Newome waved both the stick of further condemnation and the carrot of "recognition" in front of the still scorned Fellay donkey's nose. Fellay has already indicated that he is quite ready to glide over the doctrinal gulf and settle for some kind of "practical agreement" whereby his Neo-SSPX, already sycophantic to Benedict-Ratzinger, would, for instance, be granted juridical status as a Novus Ordo "fraternity" within Newchurch of the New Order.
However, any such sellout would be the end of the SSPX because, as atheistic Communists knew, it should never fight Catholics over doctrine, where Catholics are strongest. Rather, the strategy of atheistic Communists, as is the strategy of the Newchurch of the New Order, is to propose any kind of "practical agreement" whereby the Catholics would pass over the New Order's doctrinal heresy and just co-operate in "practical action." In agreeing to negotiate away the traditional Catholic Faith, Fellay is no better than an atheistic Communist.
The Fathers Reply.
We TRADITIO Fathers believe that one of the main purposes of Benedict-Ratzinger is to preoccupy the resources of the SSPX so completely that it is unable to further the Traditional Catholic Movement. Bernie Fellay, the SSPX Superior General, has fallen for this ploy like a hooked fish. Since the Benedict-Ratzinger papacy, he has essentially done nothing by way of traditional Catholic outreach. Fellay is now simply reacting to Newrome and devoting all his Neo-SSPX's resource to pointless "defenses."
Too bad that Fellay fails to follow the path of the SSPX's founder, Archbishop Lefebvre, who was a man wise in the ways of ecclesiastical politics and knew, personally and intimately, the players involved, including "Fr." Ratzinger, whom he rejected from the time of Vatican II as a Modernist. Like the Archbishop, Fellay should be giving Newrome and its corrupt leader the raspberry, and devoting all the resources of the SSPX to forwarding the Traditional Catholic Movement. Instead, Fellay has made himself a puppet of the New Order, and Benedict-Ratzinger is his puppeteer.
Benedict-Ratzinger's Motu Proprio of 2007, which created the "Motu" Mess, a hybrid of the Vatican II-Bugnini 1962 rite, the invalid Novus Ordo service, and dollops of new modernizations, was intended to create a schismatic hybrid service. The word used originally was to "liberalize" the Latin Mass (not the real Traditional Latin Mass) with the condemned principles of Modernism that Benedict-Ratzinger was deceptively introducing with under cover of a few words in Latin.
The Fathers Reply.
The TRADITIO Fathers' warning that that Benedict-Ratzinger's Motu Proprio Summorum pontificum of July 7, 2007, which fabricated a "Motu" Mess, which is a mixture of the 1962 Mess, the Novus Ordo service, and some newly-composed components is exactly what we said it is: a great hoax. JPII couldn't get away with it, but because Benedict-Ratzinger is has outfoxed the clueless Motarians, he was able to bamboozle those Motarians to settle for the invalid Novus Ordo "Ordinary Rite," if they could get a little of the fabricated Latin "Extraordinary Rite." Of course, these terms, like everything else about the "Motu," he made up. They do not come from Catholic Tradition.
The business-suit-wearing "Fr." Ratzinger of Vatican II is the same Modernist today as he was then. He has now learned to cover it up better, just as he has covered up the rape and assault of tens of thousands of children by his Newchurch bishops and presbyters. But, as Scripture says, "Magna est veritas, et praevalet" [Great is the truth, and it prevails]. Just as Benedict-Ratzinger is being increasingly "outed" for his Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal, the "Motu" Mess is being exposed for the fraud that it is. No truly traditional Catholic would stand for the Great "Motu" Mess Hoax, much less participate in it.
What are traditional Catholics to make of alleged "eucharistic miracles" in the Novus Ordo? Are these all demonic in nature?
The Fathers Reply.
Our Lord Himself warned us that false "miracles" can be used by Satan to deceive: "For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect" (Matthew 24:24/DRV). The test of a true miracle is whether it is consonant with the Catholic Faith. Any "miracle" that supports doctrines and practices contrary to the Faith, such does the New Order, is exactly what Our Lord was talking about and must be rejected out of hand by true Catholics as false.
In spite of the scandal caused by the Assisi "Oecumenical" Conference of 1986, Benedict-Ratzinger proposes to sponsor another one, this time in Auschwitz and Krakow on September 6-8, 2009. Benedict-Ratzinger's conference is said to be a continuance "in the Spirit of Assisi," demonstrating once again that the Clown Pope and the Cover-up Pope are cut from the same unCatholic cloth. Participants will include the Chief Rabbi of Israel, the President of the European Council of [Protestant] Churches, and the schismatic Eastern Orthodox Church of Russia. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Zenit.]
Benedict-Ratzinger has concocted 2009-2010 as "The Year of the Presbyter." Newvatican has made it clear that traditional Catholic priests are not welcome, just presbyters, in a campaign to push the invalid Novus Ordo sacraments and the "Ordinary Rite" of Newchurch. In particular, Benedict-Ratzinger is reaching out to presbyters who abandoned their religious vows. Newvatican's No. 2 Man, Secretary of State Newcardinal Tarcisio Bertone, said that Benedict-Ratzinger wants to show "special attention" to installing more Novus Ordo presbyters. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Zenit.]
Readers of these Daily Commentaries from the Fathers will remember that the SSPX's Superior General, Bernie Fellay, expelled Prior Basilio Meramo from the Society of St. Pius X on April 7, 2009. Fr. Meramo was the SSPX Prior of Mexico, who broke Fellay's order of silence upon all clergy not to speak out against Benedict-Ratzinger's Great "Motu" Mess Hoax. Prior Meramo courageously ignored Fellay's autocratic dictum and preached that the "Motu" Mess is merely a hoax to undermine traditional Catholicism and ensnare it into the New Order through the back door, a hoax in which the Prior stated that Fellay was actively cooperating with the New Order.
Prior Meramo's opposition to Fellay's policy of playing up to the New Order in Newrome is said to represent the opinion of a large number of SSPX clergy, most of whom have been intimidated from speaking out because of Fellay's order of silence. Fellay also expelled the SSPX's Northern Italian Dean, Fr. Floriano Abrahamowicz, and sidelined Fr. Juan Carlos Ceriani on similar grounds. Prior Meramo has continued to fight Fellay's sellout to the New Order and to Benedict-Ratzinger via the Great "Motu" Mess Hoax. On the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15, 2009, Fr. Meramo issued an Open Letter to the slamming the duplicity of Bernie Fellay as follows:
I therefore appeal to all the faithful who want to resist the sellout of the insidious Bishop Fellay and who understand that the Motu Proprio [Benedict-Ratzinger's Summorum pontificum] is a subtle and perverted stratagem to ignore the liturgical and doctrinal schism of the New Religion with its new Conciliar Mass, the fruit of adultery.... The work of Archbishop Lefebvre has been basely betrayed by Bishop Fellay and all senior officials of the Society.
Prior Meramo calls upon the traditional Catholic faithful to "continue the resistance without any real compromise" to the New Religion its Novus Ordo service. He directly rejects the "Motu" Mess as a hoax to legitimize the invalid Novus Ordo service as the "Ordinary Rite" of Newchurch. (And, in fact, the Motarians have swallowed the Novus Ordo rite as their "Ordinary Rite," hook, like, and sinker!)
The Motu Proprio, under the pretext of recognizing the legality of the Eternal Mass, is all about the legitimization the New Mass, the New Bastard Cult. It is now called the "Ordinary Rite," that is to say, the normal rite, whereas the Mass always described as the "Extraordinary Rite" is the exception.
He also reminds traditional Catholics that they, not the New Order, are the true Church of Christ:
Let us remember what Archbishop Lefebvre said in 1988: "Where is the visible church? The visible church will be recognized by the signs that she has always been given for her visibility: it is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. I ask you: Where are the marks of the true Church? Are they more in the official Church (this is not the visible church; it is the official Church) or with us, in what we represent, in what we are? It is clear that it is with us who keep the unity of faith, which has disappeared from the official Church.
Prior Meramo specifically blames Bernie Fellay for the sellout in the most direct language:
It is impossible not to resist, not to react to the misleading and unintelligent -- if not completely insane -- talk from Bishop Fellay, who with his flute mystifies us and puts us to sleep, preventing us from thinking, reflecting, remaining vigilant, and responding.
Prior Meramo concludes his Open Letter to the traditional Catholic faithful by reminding them of what happened when Bishop Antonio de Castro Mayer's traditional priests of Campos, Brazil, "surrendered without complaint," with the connivance of Fellay's Neo-SSPX, to the Novus Ordo puppet bishop Fernando Rifan. Prior Meramo says that SSPX members today are likewise surrendering today to Bernie Fellay and his plans to become part of the New Order.
Good Catholics, Prior Meramo, once one of the SSPX's own, has in his Open Letter hit the nail on the head. He has a unique perspective, as a former SSPX leader, on the personality of Bernie Fellay and his motivations. Truly, Fellay is a Pied Piper, leading the Neo-SSPX, just like the lemmings of the fable, over the precipice into the doom of the New Order.
Many Newchurchers are under the mistaken assumption that they are not accessories to the rape of children in Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal. But they are wrong. And the Newchurch archbishop of Melbourne, Australia, Denis Hart, said so as early as 2002.
A leaked confidential minute from a meeting of the Senate of Priests in 2002 reveals that compensation paid in sex-crime cases come from "the money of the archdiocese given by its people," the Sunday Herald Sun revealed. "The money is not the Archbishop's, nor the money of the Roman Catholic Trusts Corporation, but the money of the archdiocese given by its people," he was quoted as saying at the secret meeting.
A spokesman for the Newchurch archdiocese of Melbourne confirmed that Newchurch collection plates are still being pilfered to fund sex-crime payoffs, not just in Melbourne, but in Newchurch dioceses around the world. Those associated with the victims are outraged parishioners are not being told that they were "paying for the sins of the Fathers."
Benedict-Ratzinger has canned one of the most conservative bishops in the United States, Joseph Martino, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, at the young age of 63. Martino had taken over from James Timlin, who had been besotted with scandal, primarily from his approval and support of a 1962-Mess "indult" organization, the Society of St. John the Evangelist of Scranton.
Under the guise of operating under JPII's "indult" for the 1962 Mess, the SSJE perpetrated a fraud by misappropriating hundreds of thousands of U.S. dollars of donations received. At the same time, many of the organizations presbyters were implicated in sex crimes. Eventually, when the law started to breathe down Timlin's neck about this "indult" organization, he retired in 2003, and Martino immediately shut down the organization, several of whose presbyters fled to South America to avoid arrest.
Martino, though hardly a "traditionalist," did nevertheless enunciate conservative moral positions that rankled other Newchurch bishops in the United States. He denounced Newchurch nuns for sponsoring lectures by "gay"-rights advocates and directed presbyters to deny the Novus Ordo cookie and kool-aid to pro-abortionists. Most Newchurch bishops wanted Martino to shut up and look the other way, as they were doing.
In a press conference on August 31, 2009, Martino explained that he had become a target of Modernist-Liberalists in his Newchurch diocese who did not want him to enforce Catholic morality. His conservatism finally became even too much for Benedict-Ratzinger, who "accepted the resignation of" (Vatican II-speak for "canned"), 12 years in advance of the retirement age, under the canon governing bishops "unsuited" to carry out their duties.
Don't you think that the priests around Christ's time were more corrupt than the presbyters today?
The Fathers Reply.
Certainly there was corruption in the Church of Christ's time. He condemned it often, particularly its hypocrisy. The priests then were probably getting kickbacks of money from the Temple, as through the money-changing operation there. But that is small potatoes compared with the rape and assault of children that has been engaged in by Newchurch presbyters under the cover-up of Benedict-Ratzinger, who has institutionalized the corruption by the cover-up of the "Holy Father."
Nor is Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch innocent of widespread embezzlement, just as the Jewish priests probably were. It is the second half of Newchurch's ongoing Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal, although the embezzlement half doesn't get the attention that the more "sexy" sex crimes do. Yet Newchurch presbyters have been stealing millions and millions of U.S. dollars from the collection-plate. Both the sex and financial crimes have been covered again and again here in the Daily Commentaries from the Fathers, as reported from sources around the world.
As expected, the Newchurch of the New Order sold out completely to the "sanctity" of excommunicate U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, known for his pseudo-Catholicism and loose morals and for his strong public positions in favor of abortion and "gay" marriage. The funeral was one of those Novus Ordo "White" Messes, in which the deceased is praised to the sky as a Novus Ordo saint and inhabitant of Heaven. No mention of Purgatory. (Did Newchurch do away with that?) Certainly no mention of Hell. (Newchurch certainly did away with that!) The Mess was all in the vulgar tongue, including the "for all" eucharistic prayer.
As various lay "homilists" got up to give their eulogies, including the children of the divorcee Victoria Reggie, with whom Kennedy had contracted in 1992 an excommunicating "marriage" in front of a civil official, it seemed that Kennedy's casket was in the way. They tripped over it. They fumbled around it. They didn't know what to do with it. They didn't genuflect upon approach to the Novus Ordo table, and the few Signs of the Cross in evidence were of the "fly-swatter" variety, as if the person were brushing away a fly -- you now how the Newchurchers do it!
The Novus Ordo Mess itself was one of those "conservative" deceits, put on for the irreligious media cameras. When was the last time Newchurchers heard in their Novus Ordo temples an Ave Maria, in Latin, or a Panis Angelicus, in Latin? Actually, at some points the Mess seemed more suited to a performance in a an opera house. The rendition of the pieces were not in the sober classical style, but in the ostentatious operatic style traditionally condemned by the Church. And what does a cello sonata have to do with a Catholic funeral? Undoubtedly to "showcase" Yo-yo Ma, who formed the most distracting -- and ugly -- facial gestures throughout the piece.
Through it all sat the divorcee-consort, who had contracted the invalid marriage with Kennedy before a civil official, which violated the word of the Lord and the Catholic Faith that Kennedy was eulogized as practicing: "He that marrieth her that is put away from her husband, commmitteth adultery" (Luke 16:18/DRV). The act earned traditionally earned them excommunication from the Catholic Church. Her children read the Sacred Scripture at the Mess. Not so sacred in the New Order, is it?
At the grave-site service, also Novus Ordo, the presbyter read part of the letter that Kennedy wrote in his dying days to Benedict-Ratzinger. The letter ticked off what he thought were his legislative accomplishments (not mentioning his work on behalf of abortion and "gay" marriage). The whole grave-site service thus ended the day not with pleas for the mercy of God, but with disgusting promotion by the deceased and by the New Order sect. One could not help but think of the Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican.
Good Catholics, it is clear that the succeeding generations of Kennedys have lost their Catholic Faith. We Fathers wonder whether many of them are even Newchurchers! All in all, the funeral Mess was wonderful Novus Ordo and liberalist theatre, with a generous dollop of hypocrisy!
When Vatican Press Office and the Secretary of State said that Benedict-Ratzinger was ending the "reform of the reform" of Vatican II that the Neocons wanted, you have to realize that the Vatican Press Secretary and the Secretary of State do not represent the pope. Also, the Missal of 1962 is the Missal of St. Pius V and in no way violates Quo Primum.
The Fathers Reply.
Sometimes we are forced to conclude that the Motarians are smoking cannabis in the "extraordinary form"! Of course the pope's Press Office and the his Second-in-command represent the pope. He appoints them. They speak for him. They serve at his pleasure. The Secretary of State is the No. 2 man at the pope's Newvatican and meets with the pope daily.
The Missal of 1962 is definitely not the Traditional Roman Missal of St. Pius V. It was refashioned to reflect Modernistic heresies in 1951, 1956, 1960, and 1962, with great waves of "updates" that deliberately ushered in the Novus Ordo of 1969. These "modernizations" were engineered by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, General Secretary of the Papal Commission for a General Liturgical Modernization, who deliberately destroyed the traditional liturgy -- so he himself says in his 1000-page book, La riforma liturgica (1948-1975), and substituted for it the invalid Novus Ordo service.
Take off the rose-colored glasses of synophantic Motarianism and look at reality straight on, as a true Roman would. For further information, click on the Traditional Latin Mass, Divine Office & Sacraments department of the TRADITIO Network for the section "The Descent into the 'Black Hole' of the New Order."
To show just how perverse Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch of the New Order is, Edward Kmiec, Newchurch bishop of Buffalo, New York, suddenly removed a presbyter and an auditor who had the courage to report to the District Attorney's Office a Newparish's potential embezzlement of Mess collections. Kmiec canned on August 28, 2009, Monsignor Fred Voorhees and Business Manager March Pasquale because the two men had reported missing financial records and other financial irregularities at St. Teresa Newparish.
“Why there is such a huge cover-up going on, I don’t know,” Pasquale said in an interview with the Buffalo News. Pasquale said he had been trying for months to point out to Kmiec "questionable financial practices" at St. Teresa's that occurred prior to his being hired as business manager in September 2008. The questionable practices, he said, included missing invoices, shredded documents, and unexplained charges on a parish credit card. Kmiec never investigated the charges, perhaps because he was complicit in them.
Kmiec has been reeling from a series of financial scandals in recent years. In July 2009, for example, the former pastor of a Cheektowaga Newparish admitted stealing 213,000 U.S. dollars from the parish over the course of several years. Since 2004 the Erie County District Attorney’s Office has prosecuted at least five other embezzlements from Novus Ordo parishes and schools, ranging from $230,000 to $488,000. Some parishioners were so disgusted at bishop Kmiec's cover-up that they walked out of the Novus Ordo service the following Sunday. "We’re all devastated," they said. "The best thing that ever happened to St. Teresa's was when Monsignor Voorhes came in."
Janet Strachan, who sits on the parish’s finance council, said that Pasquale and Voorhees discovered information that was embarrassing to Kmiec. "I think the diocese is afraid of them. I think they want to squash this." When the previous pastor, James Bartnik, had tried to communicate concerns to Kmiec in Autumn 2008 about financial irregularities, he suffered a stroke during the meeting. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Buffalo News.]
Good Catholics, Newchurch is crooked from Benedict-Ratzinger at the top down to the Newparishes. Cover-ups of crime are, under the Ratzinger-then-Benedict administration standard operating procedure. Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal goes on and on. Don't you believe that it is anywhere near over!
On August 28, 2009, Benedict-Ratzinger approved what appears to be an heretical formulation of the teaching of the Church on the Jews. The U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishop had adopted in 2008 a statement on the Jews for its adult catechism: "To the Jewish people, whom God first chose to hear his Word, belong the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ." This statement, now approved by Newvatican, is said by the Conference to mean that the Jewish people continue to live within the truth of the covenant God made with Abraham, and that God continues to be faithful to them. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Service.]
This teaching is contrary to the Catholic Faith. It is clearly contrary to the teaching of Christ's Apostles in the New Testament. St. Paul, for example, calls the Mosaic Law "the ministration of death, engraven with letters upon stones" (2 Corinthians 3:7/DRV). He, St. Peter, St. John, and the other Apostles consistently taught that the Old Covenant of the Jews -- and, remember, they were Jews themselves! -- is "dead" and that the Jews must turn to Christ -- now -- as their only Messias. No revision by Benedict-Ratzinger of the traditional Good Friday prayer or any weasel-words of the U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishops have the power to change the teaching of Christ and His Apostles.
It has been announced that U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy will receive one of those invalid Novus Ordo "white" funeral Messes. After Vatican II (1962-1965), the traditional black vestments were replaced with violet, then, when the full-blown Novus Ordo service came in 1969, with white vestments. All dogs go to heaven, right? The traditional funereal hymn, the Dies Irae, was suppressed, and pretty much everything having to do with Penance, Purgatory, or Hell was eliminated.
The "homilist" in the pulpit for Ted Kennedy's Novus Ordo funeral Mess will be the Protestant (or Muslim, nobody seems to know for sure) Barack Obama. Obama refused to visit the dying senator in his last hours, too busy on his vacation at neighboring Martha's Vineyard to perform this act of charity to the man who he claimed was so influential upon him. This is just the typical hypocrisy from a dyed-in-wool liberalist, who talks about charity, but does not practice it.
The Obama eulogy breaks the Catholic ban on eulogies at funerals. The Catholic theology is that God judges, not man. The purpose of a Catholic funeral is not to praise the deceased, but to pray for him. Look at the example of his brother, John Kennedy, who did not have a eulogy at his funeral. What an embarrassment it would have been to have eulogized John Kennedy when it came out shortly thereafter that he was a flagrant adulterer against his long-suffering wife, Jacqueline.
During Ted Kennedy's lying in repose at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library on August 28, 2009, the world saw how far even this custom had deviated from simply human respect. Many of those that filed by the casket were dressed as if for the sports bleachers. Some wore T-shirts; others wore football jerseys. Those wearing black were in the great minority. Even the members of the Kennedy family who greeted the passers-by at the end were not dressed in black, except one, who wore a dark suit and tie. One of Kennedy's teen-age children wore a dark suit, but no tie. The two female members of the family in attendance wore white. All of them were smiling up a storm. You would think that knowing the cameras were on them, they would at least dress properly and maintain a respectful posture. But no, that is not the Novus Ordo way.
On August 27, 2009, the President of the American Life League, Judie Brown, told Newchurch archbishop Sean O'Malley, of Boston, Massachusetts, to stop the funeral Mess of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, as it would be a travesty of the Catholic Faith. The letter is reproduced here in its entirety:
We are aware of the impending disaster that is about to take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in your Archdiocese. We are positive that you are aware that Senator Edward Kennedy spent the past 30 years doing all he could to advocate and support the act of procured abortion, and yet he continued to call himself Catholic. We know that you are also aware of his divorce, remarriage, et cetera. These are public matters, not private. We are therefore astounded that you are permitting a funeral Mass for this man at the Basilica, and that you have obviously approved the appearance of President Barack Obama, the United States president who has done more to facilitate the direct killing of innocent children before birth than any president in the history of this nation.
There is still time to stop this scandal, Your Eminence. The truth does not change because of the respect the world is paying to this man. The Catholic principles which you have sworn to uphold have not disappeared because of Senator Kennedy’s death. As I have told several reporters, if this funeral Mass proceeds as planned, Senator Edward Kennedy will have spit one more time on Christ, this time from a casket.
Good Catholics, you know that this plea will fall on deaf ears because O'Malley is not a Catholic bishop, but a Novus Ordo "installee." Nor is the Mess that will be simulated be a valid Catholic Mass, but merely an invalid and sacrilegious Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service.