December 2009

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December 31, 2009 - St. Sylvester I, Pope & Confessor
Double Feast

Two More Irish Newchurch Bishops Resign, but Refuse Personal Responsibility for Sex Crimes
The Irish Are Hopping Mad at the Effrontery of Benedict-Ratzinger's Criminal Hierarchs

From: The Fathers
Eamon Walsh Raymond Field

Irish Newbishops Eamon Walsh (Left) and Raymond Field Have Resigned
But Have Not Acknowledged Personal Responsibility for the Sex Crimes
That They Suborned as Auxiliary Bishops of Dublin, Ireland
The Irish Are Now Publicly Lashing Out against Benedict-Ratzinger's Corrupt Hierarchs

Two more Irish Newchurch bishops have resigned on Christmas Eve 2009 in the wake of Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal, making a total of four so far. Newbishops Eamon Walsh and Raymond Field, of Dublin, joined Donal Murray, of Limerick, and James Moriarty, of Kildare & Leighlin. Yet, for the Irish, this was too little and too late. In fact, the Irish are hopping mad at the bishops because they have refused to acknowledge any wrongdoing or personal responsibility for the rampage of sex crimes against children that they suborned and that were exposed in the Irish government's recently-released Murphy Report.

The Irish Times flayed Benedict-Ratzinger's corrupt bishops, who "failed over many decades to respond properly to criminal acts against children." The Times charged the bishops with refusing to acknowledge being "party to a collective governance of the archdiocese which had so many inadequacies where child protection was concerned." One victim said that getting rid of corrupt Newchurch bishops "is about removing a culture with which they were so strongly associated from the heart of Dublin's Catholic [sic] archdiocese."

A Reader Asks: Are Hosts Tampered with at a "Motu" Mess Valid?

From: Lou

Dear Fathers:

I have a friend whose daughter attends a "Motu" Mess where the priest-presbyter gives gluten-free hosts to her because she is celiac. Are these hosts valid matter?

The Fathers Reply.

No, a host to be valid must be bread, that is, natural wheat flour and water only. In such cases, the individual should contact the priest in advance and arrange to receive only a small Particle. Invalid matter invalidates the Sacrament, but small size is not invalidating. By the same principle, alcohol-free "wine" is invalid, as wine is naturally the fermented juice of grapes.

December 30, 2009 - Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity (Transferred)
Semidouble Sunday

The Mass of this Sunday, which would ordinarily have been celebrated on the Sunday following the Feast of the Nativity, had to be transferred to a later day in 2009, because the Double Feast of the Second Class of St. John, Apostle & Evangelist, took precedence over the Sunday. Monday and Tuesday of this week were also Double Feasts, of The Holy Innocents and of St. Thomas of Canterbury, respectively. Therefore, Wednesday of this week is the first available day on which this required Mass can be celebrated.

Irish Cathedral Is Burned to the Ground on Christmas Morning
Did Irishmen Fed up with the New Order Church after the Murphy Report Torch It?

From: The Fathers
St. Mel's Cathedral

St. Mel's Cathedral in Lonford, Ireland, Burns to the Ground
Police Are Investigating the Possibility of Arson
As Ireland Has Been Consumed with the Murphy Report
That Charged Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch with Covering Up
A Rampage of Sex Crimes across Ireland

Things are getting hot, literally, for Newchurch in Ireland. After the Irish government issued its Murphy Report, which showed that Newchurch in Ireland has been engaged in a rampage of rapes, assaults, and even murders of children, which the members of the Novus Ordo hierarchy up to an including Benedict-Ratzinger himself, covered up and even abetted, four Irish Newbishops have already resigned over the scandal. As a consequence, the Irish government is removing Newchurch from control of schools.

But corrective action is perhaps not coming fast enough for the multitudes of Irish people who are fed up with Benedict-Ratzinger's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal and his own involvement in covering it up. Victims of sex crimes by his Newbishops and presbyters have condemned Benedict-Ratzinger's statement on the report as "inadequate" and "meaningless," with one man vowing to take legal action against Newpope because of his lack of any real response to the crimes.

It may be just such Irishmen irate at Newchurch who burned St. Mel's Cathedral in Longford to the ground on Christmas morning 2009. Fire officers battled to save the 19th-century cathedral, pumping water from a canal, but it was left in ruins. Smoke was still billowing from St. Mel's into the night as fire officers assessed the damage. The Irish police, known as the Gardai, are investigating the blaze for arson. Colm O'Reilly, Newchurch bishop of Ardagh, at the Novus Ordo Christmas "Midnight" service (actually held at 22:00), had spoken of "difficult times facing the Church," alluding to Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal that has gripped this nation, and seven hours latter the cathedral was burnt to the ground.

An SSPXer Writes: "My Wife and I Have Decided Not to Contribute
Any More Money to the Society of St. Pius X"

From: John

Our SSPX church here is going beserk. The priest-presbyter has been lengthening the Mass to two-hours, with an extra-long sermon. Then he decided to ape the Novus Ordo by having the lights shut off for Christmas Midnight Mass and distributing candles with paper holders around the base. One member of the congregation burned himself while he tried to stamp out a fire caused by the burning of the paper. I couldn't read anything because the church remained black as the pit of Hell!

My wife and I are thoroughly dissatisfied with what's going on between our superior general, Bernie Fellay, and Newrome. So, we have decided not to contribute any more money to the SSPX. I think that if more of us SSPXers withheld contributions and refused to fill out Fellay's political "Rosary Crusade" forms, Fellay and his minions would get the message that we SSPXers are not all his sheep, and we want to be advised where our money is going. For all we know, a lot of it is going into the Novus Ordo activities of what our founder, Archbishop Lefebvre, called "Modernist Rome."

December 29, 2009 - St. Thomas of Canterbury, Bishop & Martyr
Double Feast

Woman Assaults Benedict-Ratzinger before Papal Christmas Novus Ordo Service
Was She an Aggrieved Mother, Whose Child Was Raped by One of Newpope's Presbyters?

From: The Fathers
Woman Attacks Benedict-Ratzinger

A Woman, Dressed in the Red of Martyrdom, Attacks Benedict-Ratzinger
Newvatican Has Been Close-mouthed about Her Motives
This Is Her Second Attack upon Benedict-Ratzinger
Is She the Mother of a Child Victim
Of Benedict-Ratzinger's Continuing Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal?

Like all Conciliar popes, Benedict-Ratzinger has rejected the papal processional chair of Roman tradition, called the sedia gestatoria. The purpose of the chair was to facilitate the faithful seeing the pope as he processed to the altar. Benedict-Ratzinger goes on foot and cannot easily be seen. On Christmas Eve 2009 he probably wished that he had not rejected tradition. A woman dressed in red jumped over the main-aisle barrier in St. Peter's Basilica and attacked him as he began his procession to the altar.

No Swiss guards were in evidence, and when the woman beat Benedict-Ratzinger to the ground, the clergy accompanying him seemed confused. They did not rush to his defense. One bishop was caught by the cameras shrugging as if to say: who cares? It seems that Novus Ordo presbyters are good for nothing, even for protecting the pope! This is the second year that the same woman has attacked Benedict-Ratzinger in the Christmas procession. Why is Newvatican security so incompetent? What was the woman's motive? Was she an aggrieved mother of a child victim of Benedict-Ratzinger's continuing Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal?

The ceremony this year broke tradition and was held at 22:00 Rome time, not Midnight, so technically it wasn't a Midnight service. Nor was it a Mass, of course, since Benedict-Ratzinger always uses the invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Novus Ordo service, not the Traditional Latin Mass. Even the papal press spokesman, Federico Lombardi, admitted that Benedict-Ratzinger was too frail to perform the duties of his office according to the regular schedule by which, after the Midnight Christmas service, he gives the papal blessing Urbi et orbi from the papal balcony the following noon. What a rigorous schedule!

At the Christmas noon blessing, Benedict was described as stumbling and needed an assistant to get him into his chair on the balcony. Much as Lombardi tried to cover up the situation, rumors were rife in Rome that Benedict-Ratzinger is not long for this world. He is not a well man. He has suffered one heart attack and two strokes. Once he lost his balance and knocked himself unconscious on a radiator. Recently, he fell trying to flip a light-switch and broke his wrist. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the New York Times.]

The Meaning of the "Twelve Days of Christmas"
A Song of Anti-Catholic Persecution in a Once-Catholic Country

From: The Fathers

On December 26 starts the Twelve Days of Christmas, ending on the Twelfth Day, January 6, Epiphany. The popular Christmas song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," was written in England during the persecution (1558-1820), when the Roman Catholic Faith could not openly be practiced. It was actually a catechism song for young Catholics with different levels of meaning. The hidden meanings of the song's gifts were intended to help children remember the lessons of their Faith.

Also during the time of persecution in England, an 18th-century English candy maker decided to make a candy commemorating Christmas. The candy cane represents a shepherd's staff and upside down is the letter commencing the Holy Name of Jesus. It is made of white candy to represent purity with three red stripes for the Holy Trinity and one large red stripe for Our Lord's Precious Blood later shed.

For further information, click on FAQ11: "How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Practices?" in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department, in the section "Christmas: Carols."

December 28, 2009 - The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
Double Feast

Benedict-Ratzinger's Heretical Friend Schillebeeckx Dies at Age 95
Schillebeeckx and Ratzinger Were Co-conspirators of the Modernist Takeover of Vatican II

From: The Fathers
Edward Schillebeeckx Joseph Ratzinger

Besuited Edward Schillebeeckx (Left) and Joseph Ratzinger at Vatican II
The Two Joined with Karl Rahner, Hans Kung, and Others at the Council
To Oppose Cardinal Ottaviani, Archbishop Lefebvre, and Other Traditional Forces
To Turn Vatican II into a Virus to Promote a Newchurch of a New Order

Dead on December 23, 2009, at age 95, Edward Schillebeeckx, a Dutchman, was one of the rare Dominicans who sold out to Modernism at Vatican II (1962-1965). Most Dominicans, schooled in the Catholic philosophy of their member, St. Thomas Aquinas, the Church's Principal Theologian, remained conservative. Schillebeeckx, however, so reeked of the odor of heresy that even the Conciliar pope Paul VI sent him official notification that his views were heretical.

One of Schillebeeckx's co-conspirators at the Council was Joseph Ratzinger, both of them conspiring with other Modernists like Karl Rahner and Hans Kung to engineer the takeover of the Council by the already-Protestantized North European bishops. Ratzinger himself had been declared under suspicion of heresy by Pope Pius XII, and his book, Introduction to Christianity, was banned because of heresy.

Schillebeeckx was responsible for forwarding several Modernist propositions at the Council. He advocated the notion of "collegiality," by which bishops became essentially independent of the pope and petty potentates in their own dioceses, responsible to no one but themselves. He advocated a non-celibate clergy contrary to Apostolic Tradition. He advocated the Protestant notion of the "priesthood" of the laity.

Even after the New Order had taken over Newchurch, Schillebeeckx's Modernism was so extreme that even as late as 1984 he was charged with denying the resurrection of Christ as an objective fact of faith. In 1986 Schillebeeckx was warned that his teaching on the Sacraments was heretical. Schillebeeckx was accused of denying the resurrection of Christ as an objective fact of faith. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]

Good Catholics, they say, "Birds of a feather flock together." Such was the kind of man with whom Joseph Ratzinger conspired at Vatican II to kick off the Newchurch of the New Order with a different doctrine, morality, and liturgy. The notion that Benedict-Ratzinger has one shred of traditional Catholicism in him is a joke -- or rather a carefully-engineered fraud to win the allegiance and money of the conservative Novus Ordinarians and pseudo-traditionalists, many of whom have bough the fraud hook, line, and sinker.

Second Newchurch University Exposed as Sponsoring Pro-abortion Work
Pays to Send Two Fellows to Work at Planned Parenthood for Abortion

From: The Fathers

Now that Newchurch's Notre Dame University of South Bend, Indiana, has been exposed as a non-Catholic fraud, when it invited the pro-abortion/pro-"gay" Barack Obama to give its 2009 Commencement Speech and then jailed priests who demonstrated in opposition, Newchurch's Georgetown University Law School has also been exposed as a non-Catholic fraud for its placement of two Women's Law and Public Policy Fellows with the pro-abortion advocacy group, Planned Parenthood.

Georgetown pays the fellows to do pro-abortion work for Planned Parenthood. Among other projects, they will be working on litigation to overturn a vote of the people restricting abortions. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]

December 27, 2009 - St. John, Apostle & Evangelist
Double Feast of the Second Class

VATICAN II-BUGNINI "LITURGICAL BOOKS OF 1962" WARNING. The traditional Double Feast of the Second Class for St. John, Apostle & Evangelist, has been reduced in the "Motu" Mess to a mere commemoration for the Apostle, whereas the "Motu" Mess is merely that of the Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity. The Apostle doesn't even get a commemoration at Second Vespers. All in all, this liturgical day in Benedict-Ratzinger's "Motu" Mess degrades Our Lord's "Beloved Apostle," as it consistently demotes and degrades feastdays of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the other Saints.

Benedict-Ratzinger Has Ordered the Bethlehem Manger Scene Suppressed
In Front of St. Peter's Basilica

From: The Fathers

Benedict-Ratzinger Mugs in front of a Representation of St. Joseph
2009 Will Be the Third Year that Newvatican Will Not Have a Creche
Newpope Ordered It Replaced
With a More "Socialist" Carpenter's Workshop at Nazareth
What Does That Have to Do with Christ's Nativity at Bethlehem?

2009 will be the third year that Benedict-Ratzinger's Newvatican has done away with the popularly-recognized Bethlehem manager scene known as the Praesepe, or creche, in front of St. Peter's Basilica. In many countries around the world, the Bethlehem creche is being prohibited forcibly by law. In Newvatican, which is a law unto itself, the Bethlehem creche is being voluntarily suppressed.

In a wrenching rewriting of Christmas, Benedict-Ratzinger ordered in 2007 that the remembrance of Christ's birth at Bethlehem be suppressed and instead replaced by a kind of Socialist-worker-inspired "St. Joseph the Worker" (Newchurch doesn't like "Workman" -- it isn't feminist enough) scene. Gone are the sheep and the hay. The setting is Nazareth, with "the typical work tools of a carpenter." On one side, the carpenter's shop is flanked by a covered patio and, on the other, there is the "inside of a pub, with its hearth."

A spokesman for Benedict-Ratzinger admitted that St. Matthew's Gospel indicated that the Nativity took place in "Bethlehem of Juda" (2:1/DRV). The spokesman said that Newvatican decided to rewrite the Gospel and place the scene in Nazareth, nevertheless. In the words that traditional Catholics have heard so often since the Modernist Council Vatican II (1962-1965), Newpope's spokesman proclaimed: "It was time for a change." No more explanation than that, just as all of the Vatican II "reforms" were imposed ostensibly by force of law, not reason. When the Novus Ordo authorities were asked by traditionalmput c Catholics, "Why the changes?," the answer was an answer more characteristic of dictators, not Catholic prelates: "Because I say so!" [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Telegraph.]

Benedict-Ratzinger's Newspaper Praises Foul-mouthed, Violent Cartoon
As Homer Simpson Joins the Witch Harry Potter In Newpope's Praise

From: The Fathers

As the symptoms of senility begin to impinge on Benedict-Ratzinger, who will be 83 in April 2010, Newpope's official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, in its December 23, 2009, issue, has singled out for praise yet another questionable figure, to say the least. The newspaper has previously praised Harry Potter, the witch in a popular series of novels by J.K. Rowling. Now, it is the foul-mouthed Homer Simpson, patriarch of The Simpsons, who is the subject of praise.

Benedict-Ratzinger's newspaper has also praised real figures, such as Karl Marx, the originator of the philosophy of atheistic Communism and Oscar Wilde, the playright who was convicted and sentenced on charges of sodomy against young men. The foul-mouthed Simpsons are described by Newpope's newspaper as "profound," even though the newspaper admits that the cartoon uses "crude language and violence." We're surely not talking about Mickey Mouse here!

Good Catholics, this is purely papal pandering to the lowest common denominator in order to increase his newspaper subscriptions. With the dramatic falloff in contributions to Benedict-Ratzinger because of his continuing Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal, poor Newpope has apparently decided to pander for money any way he can to try to up his sinking New Order Church.

December 26, 2009 - St. Stephen Protomartyr
Double Feast of the Second Class

France's Chief Rabbi Says: Pope Is "Not an Example of Morality"

From: The Fathers

The Young Joseph Ratzinger Was a Member of Hitler's Youth Organization
Then, as He Himself Admits, Went on to Wear the Nazi Uniform
As a Member of Hitler's Armed Forces, the Wehrmacht
Now Benedict-Ratzinger Plays Both Sides of the Fence
Defending Pope Pius XII while Simultaneously Playing the Sycophant to Secular Jewish Leaders

We would have had to say that France's Chief Rabbi, Gilles Bernheim, had a point when he stated on December 20, 2009, that the pope is "not an example of morality." If, that is, Bernheim were speaking of Benedict-Ratzinger, who since 2001 has been ultimately responsible for a sex "holocaust" against tens of thousands of his Newchurch children by his Novus Ordo clergy. But Bernheim is not concerned about the assault, rape, and even murder of Newchurch children under Benedict-Ratzinger's supervision.

No, Bernheim was speaking of Pope Pius XII, who since Vatican II (1962-1965) has been the target of secular Jewish radical leaders. It must be craven politics that is behind this slander against a saintly pope, as in fact Pope Pius XII was instrumental in protecting the Jews of Rome, even to the point of gathering 50 kilograms of gold to provide "indemnity" money to save them from imprisonment. He also ordered that all monasteries and convents be opened to hide Jewish refugees, and the Vatican coordinated a wide effort to obtain passports and other documents to help thousands of Jews to escape. In Rome, 155 convents and monasteries sheltered some 5,000 Jews. At least 3,000 found refuge at the Pope's summer residence at Castel Gandolfo. Sixty Jews lived for nine months at the Gregorian University, and many were sheltered in the cellar of the Pontifical Biblical Institute. Hundreds found sanctuary within the Vatican itself.

At the end of the war, the chief rabbi of Rome, Israel Zolli, was converted to Catholicism and chose for his baptismal name, Eugenio, after the pontiff. The notorious Nazi official, Adolph Eichmann, in his diary, released on March 1, 2000, complains that the Vatican "vigorously protested the arrest of Jews, requesting the interruption of such action; to the contrary, the Pope would denounce it publicly." Even the Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir, publicly praised Pius XII on his death in 1958: "We share in the grief of humanity. During the Nazi terror, when fearful martyrdom came to our people, the voice of the Pope was raised for its victims. The life of our times was enriched by a voice speaking out about great moral truths above the tumult of daily conflict. We mourn a great servant of peace."

French chief rabbi Bernheim even wants to interfere in the internal affairs of Newchurch by stopping Pius XII's Novus Ordo beatification. It is only the senior bishop of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), Richard Williamson, who has implicitly stood up for Pius XII, words for which he has been charged in Germany with "sedition," placed under virtual house arrest by the Neo-SSPX leader, Bernie Fellay, and denounced by Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger, who, ironically, himself wore the Nazi uniform of Adolf Hitler as a member of the Hitler-Jugend and Hitler's Wehrmacht.

Benedict-Ratzinger has hypocritically played both sides of the fence on the "holocaust," by defending his predecessor's actions, but at the same time playing the sycophant to secular Jewish radical organizations, such as the American Jewish Committee, who with the French chief rabbi Bernheim, denounced the recent step toward Pius XII's beatification in Newchurch.

A Reader Asks: "What Has Been Going Wrong with the SSPX Lately?"

From: Leo

Dear Fathers:

As a layman who attends the SSPX Mass, as otherwise there is only the invalid Novus Ordo service in my area, I have become troubled, wondering what has been going wrong with the SSPX lately. Can you shed some light on this?

The Fathers Reply.

Since Bernie Fellay took over as superior general of the SSPX and turned it into a Neo-SSPX, rejecting the founding principles of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre against the Novus Ordo, we have received very troubling reports from around the world, to say the least. Fellay proudly proclaims that the SSPX uses Bugnini's Mess of 1962 -- the same Freemason presbyter Bugnini who fabricated the invalid Novus Ordo service of 1969 with his Committee of Six Protestant Ministers. Moreover, reports to us from around the world indicate that Fellay has posted at various SSPX sites not ordained traditional Catholic priests, but Novus Ordo presbyters merely installed under Bugnini's invalid New Ordinal of 1968.

The Neo-SSPX under Fellay is clearly moving toward joining the Novus Ordo establishment. Information on the topic of the Neo-SSPX will be found in past Daily Commentaries from the TRADITIO Fathers department of the TRADITIO Network. To keep current on developments, read the Commentaries daily and subscribe to the free RSS Feed (click on the RSS icon above).

December 25 - Nativity of Our Lord
Holyday of Obligation
Double Feast of the First Class

Omnibus circa Mundum in Hoc Festo Nativitatis MMIX

From: The Fathers
Lauds Hymn

Hymnus Cantandus in Laudibus Nativitatis D.N.I.C.
A Solis Ortus Cardine

Omnibus Lectoribus Internexus TRADITIONIS
Beatam Nativitatem!

The TRADITIO Fathers hope that on Christmas you will be able to attend a fully Traditional Latin Mass augmented with the strains of the traditional Sacred Chant. If you have this blessing, be sure to offer a prayer there for the many traditional Catholics who have to settle for Hannibal Bugnini's corrupted "Motu" Mess of 1962-2008 -- or nothing at all.

December 24, 2009 - Vigil of the Nativity

Novus Ordo Archbishop Laicized after over Twenty Years of Anti-Catholic Actions
The Question Is: Why Did Benedict-Ratzinger Wait So Long?!

From: The Fathers
Emmanuel Milingo & JPII

JPII (Right) Warmly Receives Newchurch Archbishop Milingo (Left)
After He Was Forced to Resign in 1983 for Faith-healing
Milingo Later Violated His Vow of Celibacy by Marrying a "Moonie"
And Consecrated Four Novus Ordo Bishops without Newpope's Approval
Yet It Took Benedict-Ratzinger 26 Years to Laicize the Wacko!

One of the best examples of how Benedict-Ratzinger fails to act as a Catholic pope is his pandering to Newbishops who are incompetent, embezzlers, sex criminals -- and just plain wackos! The best example of the latter category is Emmanuel Milingo, Newchurch archbishop of Lusaka, Zambia. Benedict-Ratzinger let this wacko off for over 25 years before taking any action:

Good Catholics, what do we conclude about Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch from all of this? His Newbishops incur no penalty if they are immoral criminals. It is only when they violate a "technical" rule like consecrating a bishop without papal approval that you're chopped off at the knees. JPII did this to the courageous traditional Archbishop Lefebvre, and now Benedict-Ratzinger has done it to the crazy Archbishop Milingo. If you are a follower of the Novus Ordo, however, all is forgiven: violation of the vow of celibacy, embezzlement, rape of children, obstruction of justice, perjury. Who would want to be a member of a sect like Newchurch or a pope like Benedict-Ratzinger? Quod Deus avertat!

A Reader Asks: "What Happens to a Catholic Who Marries a Heretic?"

From: Julech

Dear Fathers:

I have a friend who plans to marry a heretic before a heretic minister. I have told her that such an action would result in her automatic excommunication. Now she wants a "translation" of "canon law." I have told her that she is way out of her league with such a request and that she should talk to a traditional priest instead. What happens to a Catholic who marries a heretic before a Protestant minister?

The Fathers Reply.

Your advice is correct. "Translations" of the Sacred Canons were prohibited by Pope St. Pius X, and for very good reason. In order to understand such a subject, you must have the requisite training, and you need to be able to read the Latin technical language of the Sacred Canons. Would your sister read a medical text with its technical medical language and then attempt brain surgery? Of course not. What makes people think that they can understand the technicalities of the Sacred Canons, with no background and using a phony "translation," escapes rationality.

This woman doesn't need lawbooks. She needs guidance about living a truly Catholic life from a traditional Catholic priest. Anyone who would marry a heretic before a Protestant minister is no Catholic. By such an act she does in fact excommunicate herself. That makes perfect sense.

December 23, 2009 - Ferial Day
Great Antiphon at Vespers: O Emmanuel [O Emmanuel]

Legionnaires of Christ Founder Exposed as a Plagiarist by His Own Religious Order
Marcial Maciel, a Favorite of JPII, Adds Eight Commmandment Sin to His Sex Crimes

From: The Fathers
Marcial Maciel

Marcial Maciel, Founder of the Legionnaires of Christ
Exposed as a Sex Criminal and Plagiarist, Blessed by JPII "The Ungreat"
JPII Regarded the Pervert as a Novus Ordo "Saint" and Showered Him with Papal Favors
His Victims Denounced Him before JPII, Who Ignored the Charges that Have Been Proven True
Now Benedict-Ratzinger Has Declared JPII "Venerable" in the Novus Ordo!

Now that JPII "the Ungreat" is not around any longer to run interference for the sex-criminal Marcial Maciel, the Legionnaires of Christ are rapidly working to come clean on their founder Maciel's gross sex crimes and frauds. It is ironic that Newpope JPII, who was declared "venerable" on December 12, 2009, by his successor Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger, gave his papal favors to a man who was a predatory sex criminal against various and sundry. Now the JPII favorite has been exposed by his own religious order as a liar. Business as usual in Newchurch!

In an effort to distance itself from the wrongdoings of its founder, the Legionnaires of Christ has revealed that the well-known work of spirituality, El Salterio de Mis Dias, to which the now-discredited Marcial Maciel put his name, was a lie, a fraud, which had actually been plagiarized from Luis Lucia's little-known El Salterio de Mis Horas of the 1930s. Maciel's plagiarism is reported to reproduce "80 per cent of the original book in content and style." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]

Irish Newbishops Caught in Sex Crimes Tell Benedict-Ratzinger:
We Won't Resign; Our Conscience Is Clear!

Benedict-Ratzinger's bishops, which a shocking Irish government report has exposed as flagrantly abetting and suborning sex crimes against children, including handicapped children, have told Benedict-Ratzinger: We won't resign; our conscience is clear. Martin Drennan, Jim Moriarty, Eamonn Walsh, and Ray Field won't go. Donal Murray is the only one to resign so far.

The pusillanimous Benedict-Ratzinger, of course, will not fire their sorry glutei. Newpope has shamelessly sheltered his bishops from any Newchurch punishment and has retained them in his Novus Ordo coterie "in good standing." However, the Irish government is rapidly taking steps against the Newchurch for their malfeasance and is removing them from any supervision of schools.

Good Catholics, Ireland used to be one of the most Catholic of countries. It hasn't been that since the Newchurch of the New Order took it over in the 1960s. It became a corrupt institution, whose bishops and presbyters didn't stop short even of raping handicapped children in their schools. The Irish people are rightly outraged, and their government is disestablishing Newchurch from any involvement with children or schools. Too bad the Irish government can't get rid of the man ultimately responsible for Newchurch's crimes, the "Bad Pope" Benedict-Ratzinger.

December 22, 2009 - Ferial Day
Great Antiphon at Vespers: O Rex Gentium [O King of Nations]

What Is Going on with the SSPX and the Novus Ordo Doctrine Commission?
French Reports Reveal Superior General Bernie Fellay's Ulterior Motives

From: The Fathers

Newcardinals of the Novus Ordo Doctrine of the Faith Commission
Stand Around While Trying to Figure out What to Do with the SSPX
French Reports Indicate that Neo-SSPX Leader Fellay's Ego Is a Major Factor
Fellay Is Reportedly Aching to Be Recognized as a Legitimate Bishop by the Novus Ordo

French reports have been exposing the activities of the Swiss-French superior general of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), Bernie Fellay, to sell out the traditional Catholic organization that Archbishop Lefebvre founded, to the Newchurch of the New Order. They report that Fellay spent part of September 2009 in a luxurious Roman palace paid for by Benedict-Ratzinger.

The French reports note that Fellay's head appears to be turned by Newvatican's mereticiousness and that he is most eager to have Newvatican recognize the legitimacy of his episcopacy, just as he agreed in late 2005 with former Ecclesia Dei president Castrillon Hoyos to recognize the legitimacy of Benedict-Rattzinger's episcopacy. Benedict-Ratzinger knows that some traditional Catholics are challenging his legitimacy as Bishop of Rome, because he is the first Conciliar pope not to have been traditionally consecrated as a bishop, but only to be installed under Hannibal Bugnini's Protestant-Masonic New Ordinal of 1968. In late 2005 Benedict-Ratzinger instructed Hoyos to get a confirmation from Fellay that Fellay believed him to be a legitimate Bishop of Rome.

Although Fellay has been using another SSPX bishop, Tissier de Mallerais, as his front-man with Newvatican, the French reports note that Tissier, who originally issued strong statements that followed the founding policies of Archbishop Lefebvre against the Novus Ordo, has become increasingly timid and subservient to Fellay and his sellout plan, as Fellay's dictatorial control over the Neo-SSPX has been cemented by his expulsion or intimidation of any SSPX priest-presbyter who disagrees with him.

The French reports relay the claim that Fellay is using the cover of "doctrinal discussions" with Newvatican to jettison once and for all the anti-New Order position of the SSPX's founder, Archbishop Lefebvre. Fellay has already indicated his readiness to accept the essence of Vatican II, and he has placed his senior bishop, Richard Williamson, under virtual house arrest because he took a position on a disputed issue of secular history that contradicted that of the New Order.

A Reader Asks: Did Our Lord's Nativity Actually Happen on December 25?

From: Ralph

Dear Fathers:

Is it more or less a fact that Our Lord's nativity actually happened on December 25? The reason I'm asking this question is that I have been hearing from various people that December 25 is not really the birth of Our Lord or that it's not really a given that it happened at that time. Can you please shed some light on this, please?

The Fathers Reply.

The internal evidence in Scripture seems to indicate a date around spring, when the shepherds would be tending their flocks at night. The date of December 25 is a conventional date for the liturgical celebration of the event. No official reason has been handed down in ecclesiastical documents for the choice of this date. There are basically three theories on the origin of the date:

  1. Some early Church Fathers and writers claimed that December 25 was the actual date of Christ's birth. However, it was expressly stated at Rome that the actual date of the Savior's birth was unknown and that different traditions prevailed in different parts of the world.
  2. Since Scripture calls the Messias the "Sun of Justice," it was argued that His birth had to coincide with the beginning of a new solar cycle, that is, He had to be born at the time of the winter solstice, around December 25.
  3. The date of December 25 was influenced by the fact that the Romans celebrated the feast of the sun god on that day. December 25 was called the "Birthday of the Sun," and great religious celebrations were held throughout the empire. What was more natural than that the Christians celebrate the birth of Him Who was the "Light of the World" and the true "Sun of Justice" on this very day?

Although it has sometimes been said that the Nativity is only a "Christianized pagan festival," the Christians of the early centuries were keenly aware of the difference between the two festivals -- one pagan and one Christian -- on the same day. For further information, click on FAQ11: "How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Practices?" in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department, in the section "Christmas: Date."

December 21, 2009 - St. Thomas, Apostle
Double Feast of the Second Class
Great Antiphon at Vespers: O Oriens [O Daystar]

Irish Newbishop Takes Fall for Benedict-Ratzinger
Donal Murray Covered up a Few Sex Crimes; Benedict-Ratzinger Has Covered up Tens of Thousands

From: The Fathers
Donal Murray

The Irish Government's Explosive Report into Newchurch's Sex-crime Rampage
Donal Murray, Newchurch Bishop of Limerick, Ireland, Resigned
As Benedict-Ratzinger Needed a Scapegoat for His Own Involvement in Heading the Scandal
The Irish Are Now Beginning to Turn Their Ire against Benedict-Ratzinger Himself
Who Has Pointedly Refused to Cooperate in Ireland's Criminal Investigation of His Clergy

Donal Murray, former auxiliary Newbishop of Dublin and now Newbishop of Limerick, Ireland, has taken the fall for Benedict-Ratzinger as a consequence of the government's recently-released Murphy Report, which showed that Newchurch in Ireland has been engaged in a rampage of rapes, assaults, and even murders of children, which the members of the Novus Ordo hierarchy covered up and even abetted. So Donal resigned from his episcopate months early, on December 17, 2009.

Benedict-Ratzinger has been Newchurch's Sex Crimes Czar since 2001 by appointment of JPII and has yet to take any personal responsibility for the Irish rampage and sex rampages by Newchurch clergy in many other countries such as the United States. Like Rembert Weakland, the perverted Newchurch archbishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who stole half a million U.S. dollars from Newchurch collections to pay off his catamite hush-money, Benedict-Ratzinger exacted no penalty from the malfeasant bishop but his slightly early retirement. Murray remains "in good standing" with Newchurch and Benedict-Ratzinger.

Because of Benedict-Ratzinger's hands-off policy toward his bishops who have fueled Newchurch's sex-crime rampage, the Irish press and people are now turning against Benedict-Ratzinger himself. A news headlines proclaimed: "Self-serving Vatican Runs True to Form" and slammed Benedict-Ratzinger in strong terms:

The over-riding focus of the Vatican response is the intention to look after its own interests. It makes an obscure pledge to tweak the system, but there is no acknowledgement that some practices of the worldwide church must be overhauled to effect real change.

In fact, Benedict-Ratzinger still refuses even to answer inquiries in the Irish government's official investigation, and Newchurch is rapidly being disestablished from control of schools in Ireland. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the London Times.]

Jews Urinate on Franciscan Church of the Cenacle and Spray Obscene Graffiti
In Increasing Rampages by Jews against Christians and Christian Sites in Israel

From: The Fathers

On December 11, 2009, Jews attacked the Franciscan church adjoining the Cenacle, the room on Mount Zion in Jerusalem where Christ kept the Last Supper with His Apostles. The Jews sprayed the doors of the church with such obscene graffiti as: "We killed Jesus," "Death to Christians," and "F... off," signed with a Star of David. As they have done every day for some time, the Jews left a long trail of urine on the floor of the church. The desecrations are a result of Benedict-Ratzinger trying to claim sovereignty over Mount Zion. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by AsiaNews.]

Good Catholics, it seems that the more Benedict-Ratzinger tries to play the "oecumenical" friend of the Jews and worship with them in their synagogues, the more they spit in his face. He, like his Conciliar predecessors Paul VI and JPII, are just plain dumb. As Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting to get different results."

December 20, 2009 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
Semidouble Sunday
Great Antiphon at Vespers: O Clavis David [O Key of David]

SSPX's Senior Bishop Williamson: "I Should Stay Away from [Novus Ordo Sacraments]"
So He Has Said, but What Has He Done?

From: Kerry
Richard Williamson

SSPX Senior Bishop Richard Williamson
Once Thought to Be a Courageous Defender of Traditional Catholicism against Bernie Fellay
Has Been Shown in 2009 to Be All Talk and No Action, just like Benedict-Ratzinger
SSPX Is Essentially Novus Ordo Already; It Just Hasn't Been Formally Signed Off Yet

Dear Fathers:

The SSPX's senior bishop, Richard Williamson, has said in a recent letter: "Newchurch is on its way to disappearing altogether, and ... the Society of St. Pius X can in no way allow itself to be absorbed into it.... The Conciliar Rites have put God's Sacraments on a slide away from God, and once it is clear to me that they are helping to destroy the Church, that they were even designed to destroy the Church, I should stay away from them." I hope that the SSPX's Superior General Bernie Fellay listens to this wise bishop.

The Fathers Reply.

Williamson's statement is characterized by the same double-speak that Newchurch has engaged in since Vatican II (1962-1962). What is he saying, that he is not convinced that the Novus Ordo "sacraments" are not designed to destroy the Church? Where has Williamson been hiding out? Even Hannibal Bugnini, the Freemason presbyter who engineered the Novus Ordo "sacraments" admitted that!

Kerry, you can hope all you want, as many of us did, but recent events have made it clear that Williamson is merely a talker. He could have acted to stop Fellay's machinations to sell the Society of St. Pius X out to the Newchurch of the Novus Ordo, but he didn't. He could have run against Fellay in the 2004 SSPX elections, but he didn't Now he is Fellay's pawn, acquiescing to be held by Fellay under virtual house arrest because he won't defend his statements on a disputed matter of secular history.

Williamson had his opportunity to address all the world's media at his feet back in January 2009 when he became a celebrity in the world's press. He didn't. Even though what he says may be more palatable from a traditional perspective, Williamson has turned out to be essentially like Benedict-Ratzinger -- all talk and no action.

"A Great Many Anglicans Don't Believe the Pope"
Says Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams

From: The Fathers

Commenting on December 15, 2009, the Anglican archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, discounted any significance to Benedict-Ratzinger's Anglicanorum coetibus of November 4, 2009, which is supposed to make it easier for Protestant Anglicans to enter Newchurch. Williams said of the document:

Actually I don't think it is a solution. A great many Anglo-Catholics have good reason for not being Roman Catholics. They don't believe the pope is infallible. And that's why they're still pressing for a solution in Anglican terms, rather than what many of them see as a theologically rather eccentric option on the Roman side.

Before Anglicanorum coetibus, Benedict-Ratzinger and Rowan Williams were thick as thieves. Since the issuance of that papal document, the "oecumenism" between the two has cooled off considerably, and there has been no great demand on the part of individual Anglicans to convert to Newchurch. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Christian Messenger.]

December 19, 2009 - Ferial Day - Ember Saturday
Great Antiphon at Vespers: O Radix Jesse [O Root of Jesse]

Benedict-Ratzinger Declares Potentially Millions of Novus Ordo Marriages to Be Invalid
In Secret Motu Proprio Just Now Being Made Public

From: The Fathers
Novus Ordo Marriage

Benedict-Ratzinger Turns Tail and Declares Potentially Millions of Novus Ordo Marriages Invalid
Those after 1983 Who Married before Protestant Ministers, Rabbis, and Imams
Or Those Who Married Non-Newchurchers May Not Be Married at All!
Newchurch Flip-flopped on Marriage in 1983 with a Phony "New" Canon Law
Now It Has Flip-flopped again with a "New, New" Canon Law

Benedict-Ratzinger has now brought into question millions of Novus Ordo marriages performed between 1983, when the traditional canon law was dumped by his Newchurch and a "New" Canon Law fabricated by the Novus Ordo, and October 26, 2009, to be potentially invalid. In yet another Motu Proprio Omnium in mentem, just made public more than a month after its signing, Newpope has potentially declared millions of marriages of Newchurchers to be invalid. The invalidation pertains to those Newchurchers who married before Protestant ministers, Jewish rabbis, Mohammedan imams, and other non-Newchurch ministers, and to those who married non-Newchurchers.

Why such a document that invalidates potentially millions of marriages by Novus Ordinarians should had been kept secret for over a month was not explained by Newvatican officials. So much for trusting the Newchurch of the Novus Ordo in even as important a matter as marriage!

Mel Gibson Now Has Little Time for Adulteress and His Illegitimate Child
Producer-Director of the Traditional The Passion of the Christ Sits Apart from His Mistress at Mass

From: The Fathers

The novelty of an adulteress and an illegitimate child by her may already have worn off for actor-director Mel Gibson. Though Gibson's girlfriend, Russian chanteuse Oksana Grigorieva, has publicly praised her partner in adultery, a source close to Gibson insists that he rarely has time for Grigorieva or their six-week-old illegitimate daughter, Lucia. "Mel can go days without even stopping by Oksana’s home and checking in on Lucia -- much less feeding her, putting her down for a nap or changing a diaper," a family friend reported.

That hardly sounds like the "hands-on" and "tremendous" doting father Grigorieva described to Hello! magazine just one month ago. "Mel tells Oksana he isn’t raising Lucia any differently than he did his other passel of kids, and that [his wife] Robyn Gibson really did the raising," the family friend reported. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by MSNBC.]

The TRADITIO Network's local sources report that Gibson sits apart from his adulteress when he attends Mass at Holy Family Church, and neither the adulterer nor the adulteress receives Communion.

December 18, 2009 - Ferial Day - Ember Friday
Great Antiphon at Vespers: O Adonai [O Lord]

EXCLUSIVE TO THE TRADITIO NETWORK: All Hell Breaks Lose at Holy Family Church
As Mel Gibson Brings His Adulteress to Church

From: Several TRADITIO Correspondents at Holy Family Church
Mel Gibson & Oksana Grigorieva

Mel Gibson and His Adulteress Okasana Grigorieva
Prance into Holy Family Church, Which He Built in Agoura Hills, California
From the Proceeds of His 2009 Traditional Catholic Film, The Passion of the Christ
Gibson Kicked out Members of the Congregation Who Objected
The Remainder Have Been Intimidated into Silence, as Has the Ninety-year-old Priest There

The TRADITIO Network's local correspondents are reporting that things are going from bad to worse at Holy Family Church in Agoura Park, California, which Mel Gibson built from the proceeds of his traditional Catholic version of the last hours of Christ, his 2005 film entitled The Passion of the Christ.

Mel Gibson's adulteress, Okasana-Grigorieva appeared at Holy Family Church on December 6 and 13, 2009. Some members of the congregation had previously been unhappy about what Mel was doing and supported his wife, Robyn Gibson. So Mel shut the church for two weeks and kicked all the objectors out. They don't sit together, and neither is taking Communion.

Clearly, Mel Gibson has gone totally south since he abandoned the principles of his traditional Catholic Faith and abandoned his wife. As the traditional Divine Office of the last Hour of each day, Compline, reminds us: Sobrii estote, et vigilate: quia adversarius vester diabolus tamquam leo rugiens circuit quaerens quem devoret (1 Peter 5:8/DRV).

More than 700 Child Victims Charge Newjesuit Presbyters with Sex Crimes
There Were More, but They Missed the Court Deadline

From: The Fathers

The court in the State of Washington was swamped with victims charging sex crimes against Newchurch Jesuits there. More than 500 people raped and assaulted by Newjesuit presbyters filed claims against the northwest Province of the Society of Jesus in advance of a November 30, 2009 deadline, charging that members of the Catholic order raped and assaulted them when children.

The crimes took place during the post-Vatican II years and range from those against Eskimo children to children at Spokane's Gonzaga Preparatory School. These 500-plus cases are in addition to the 200 sex-crime cases that the Newjesuits have already settled. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Spokesman-Review.]

December 17, 2009 - Ferial Day
Great Antiphon at Vespers: O Sapientia [O Wisdom]

Dutch Newbishop Wants Friday Abstinence for Politics, not God
Paedophilia Is Okay, but "Global Warming" Is a Sin

From: The Fathers
The Great O Antiphons of Advent are a series of seven antiphons chanted or recited before and after the Magnificat of Vespers of the traditional Divine Office on the last seven days before the Vigil of Christmas (December 17-December 23). Their name comes from the Latin interjection O with which they all begin. Nothing similar precedes any other feast. Longing for the coming of the Messias, which is the characteristic mood of Advent, is seen most poetically in these O Antiphons. The melody to which they are chanted is marvelously expressive of the intense desire with which the patriarchs, the prophets, the Jewish people, and now the Gentiles wait for God's presence in Jesus Christ.
Gerard de Korte

Gerard De Korte Needs Thicker Glasses
This Newchurch Bishop Is Blind to Sin, unless It's "Global Warming"
This Pseudo-scientific Scam Has Been Discredited
Yet De Korte Wants Pseudo-penance from Newchurchers Who Eat Meat

A Dutch Newbishop has called for abstinence from meat on Fridays to help combat "global warming," a conclusion of pseudo-science exposed as a scam. "We know that every kilogram of meat takes a vast amount energy to produce and causes a great deal of CO2 emissions," said Gerard de Korte, Newchurch bishop of Groningen-Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. So Novus Ordo would have Newchurchers abstain from meat, not for the Apostolic reason of penance from personal sin and mortification of the flesh, but for pure politics! De Korte allied himself with Paul McCartney, the well-known adulterer and bigamist of junk music, who called for a meatless Monday. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Radio Netherlands.]

t The irony of all this is that the Friday abstinence from fleshmeat is still the general law, even in Newchurch. As usual, Newchurch instruction is so flawed that most Newchurchers walk around thinking that they can devour hamburgers and hotdogs on Friday to their heart's content. What did St. Paul say about such people? "Whose end is destruction; whose God is their belly; and whose glory is in their shame; who mind earthly things (Philippians 3:19/DRV). St. Paul certainly had their number! For further information, click on FAQ11: "How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Practices?" in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department, in the section "Friday Abstinence."

A Reader Asks: "Should Traditional Catholics Have a Public Debate with Novus Ordinarians?"

From: Paul

Dear Fathers:

Has it ever been proposed, or do you think it would ever be appropriate, for informed traditional Catholics to have a public debate with the Novus Ordinarians on the relevant issues? Given the scholarly and logical approach of traditional Catholicism versus Novus Ordo relativism, it seems to me that traditional Catholics would "clean their clocks."

The Fathers Reply.

Such debates are pointless. There have been several held, and they resulted in no light, only heat. The Novus Ordinarians, like all Postmodern Liberalists, are living in an objective universe created not by God, but a subjective construct of their own fabrication. They are like those who believe in the Wizard of Oz, but are not interested in pulling back the curtain to see the fraud being perpetrated on them.

The Big Picture is clear to anyone that has eyes to see. Just like the Pharisees whom we have been hearing about in the Gospels of Holy Mass this Advent, those who push the New Order are deliberately blinding themselves to the obvious truth. They cannot even take refuge in ignorance "for they know what they do." Since the New Order took over at Vatican II, we have:

As Benedict-Ratzinger's predecessor, the High Priest Caiphas, once said, "What further need have we of witnesses?" (Matthew 26:65/DRV) -- or debates?

December 16, 2009 - St. Eusebius, Bishop & Martyr - Ember Wednesday
Semidouble Feast

President of U.S. Conference of Catholic [Sic] Bishops Charged with Conspiracy and Racketeering
Tinged with Racism in the Fabrication of a False Legal Report

From: The Fathers
Francis George

The United States' Head Bishop, Francis George, Newcardinal-Archbishop of Chicago
Has Been Charged in Federal Court with Conspiracy, Racketeering, and Fraud
This Man Is Benedict-Ratzinger's Most Corrupt Bishops in the United States
Yet He Was Elected by the Other Corrupt U.S. Bishops as Their President
George and Benedict-Ratzinger Should Both Be Hounded out of Office for Crimes against Children

The SSPX has its "holocaust denier" bishop Richard Williamson. Now Newchurch has its racist cardinal-archbishop, Francis George, of Chicago, Illinois, Benedict-Ratzinger's Head Bishop in the United States. A federal lawsuit, filed December 10, 2009, by 41 men and 8 women, charges Newcardinal George of racial discrimination against Black child victims of his archdiocese's sex crimes, breach of contract, infliction of emotional distress, fraud, conspiracy, and racketeering. The suit charges that George and his lieutenants tried to silence Black child victims' claims of rape and assault and proposed smaller settlements than those offered to White victims. Damages of 98,000,000 U.S. dollars is sought.

In a July 2009 sworn deposition, the Newchurch archdiocese's second-highest-ranking bishop, Raymond Goedert, testified that he believed Novus Ordo law required him to keep clergy sex crimes confidential, even when most of the presbyters whom he confronted admitted to raping and assaulting minors. The suit also charges that Newcardinal George and his lieutenants conspired with the mediator in settlement proceedings and with a Chicago law firm to issue a false report. The November 2009 report claimed that the average settlement for Black victims was more than 28 per cent higher than settlements with White victims. "The report commissioned by the defendants ... is a sham and intended to deceive the public," according to the suit. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Chicago Tribune.]

Good Catholics, here once again we have the hierarchy of Benedict-Ratzinger's New Order exposed as a mafia of unrepentant liars. Newchurch is far from the "Church of Love" that it purports to be. Its highest officials, including the Head Bishop of the United States and the Newpope to whom he reports, are conspirators, racketeers, and liars against children. How low does Benedict-Ratzinger's New Order have to get before Newchurchers have the guts to abandon their pews and reject their corrupt leaders?

U.S. "Catholic" Legislators Slap Our Blessed Mother on the Feast of Her Immaculate Conception
Benedict-Ratzinger's Followers Killed Restrictions on Abortion

From: The Fathers

December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the patronal feastday of Our Lady in the United States, where it is a Holyday of Obligation. On that day in 2009, an amendment introduced in the U.S. Congress by Senators Ben Nelson (Democrat of Nebraska), Orrin Hatch (Republican of Utah), and Robert Casey, Jr. (Democrat of Pennsylvania), intended to restrict federal funding of abortions, was tabled because of the votes of fifteen senators who claim to be "Catholic." Of course, in Benedict-Ratzinger's New Order Church, that means that they can publicly advocate abortion, homosexuality, and other immoralities with impunity.

Just how low Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch of the New Order has sunk when his "Catholics" kill anti-abortion legislation and non-Catholics sponsor it. Senator Nelson is a Methodist, and Senator Hatch is a Mormon. The "Catholic" Democratic Senators who voted not to restrict abortions were:

One anti-abortion leader stated: "There is no social justice when the life of an innocent child is taken by abortion; abortion destroys a whole life and protects no one. The greatest threat to human dignity in the United States is the destruction of human life in the womb, not a lack of 'healthcare reform.'" [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]

December 15, 2009 - Octave Day of the Immaculate Conception
Double Major Feast

Jews Spurn Benedict-Ratzinger Yet Again
Jews Maintain that They Will Retain Possession of the Room of the Last Supper

From: The Fathers

The Jews Have Rejected Benedict-Ratzinger's Claim to the Cenacle
The Room in Jerusalem Where the Last Supper Took Place
All of Benedict-Ratzinger's Pandering to Jewish Authorities
Including His Sell-out of Traditional SSPX Bishop Richard Williamson
Has Resulted in a Goose Egg for the "Oecumenical Pope"

All of Benedict-Ratzinger's playing up to the Jews and selling out traditional SSPX bishop Richard Williamson of the SSPX has yielded a big goose egg for Newpope's administration. Israel has told him that it will retain possession of the room in which the Last Supper is believed to have taken place, called the Cenacle, which is on Mount Sion next to King David's tomb, as well as 46 other Christian sites in Jerusalem and on the West Bank.

The Israeli delegation, which included officials from Israel's Justice Ministry and Finance Ministry, told Benedict-Ratzinger personally in Newrome on December 10, 2009, that he cannot have possession of the 47 Christian sites in the Holy Land. Israel's Chief Rabbi, successor to Caiphas, refused Benedict-Ratzinger's demand for sovereignty over the 47 Christian holy sites. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Israel News.]

A Reader Asks: Is the Novus Ordo Service a Valid Mass?

From: Gene

Dear Fathers:

When asked the question, "Is the Novus Ordo a valid Mass," some reply, "The Novus Ordo can be celebrated in such a way as to confect a valid enactment of Christ's sacrifice on Calvary." Is this correct?

The Fathers Reply.

No, it isn't correct, and the pope himself says so. The Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service is invalid under any circumstances. Inter alia, it fails the criteria for a valid Mass specified by Pope Leo XIII in his Apostolic Letter Apostolicae Curae. That papal bull declared the Anglican service, which is based in large part on the Traditional Latin Mass and is contemporaneous with the Council of Trent, to be invalid. The Novus Ordo service, which gutted two-thirds of the Traditional Latin Mass, is much more defective than the Anglican service that Pope Leo declared invalid.

Note that Pope Leo did not say that the Anglican service "could be celebrated in such a way as to confect a valid Sacrament." He declared flatly that there was no way such a service could be valid and no way that those simulating such a service could confect a valid Sacrament. The intent of the service itself and the lack of a valid priesthood, like the Novus Ordo, implicitly make it theologically invalid, and nothing can change that.

Like Forrest Gump, you can intend all you want that an orange be a box of chocolates, but all the wishing in the world won't make it so. That is what Catholic theology and its principal theologian, St. Thomas Aquinas, clearly teaches. For further information, click on the Novus Ordo Service Photo Gallery department of the TRADITIO Network, in the section "The Invalidity of the Novus Ordo Service by Papal Declaration.

December 14, 2009 - Within the Octave of the Immaculate Conception
Semidouble Sunday

Benedict-Ratzinger Points His Finger for Sex Crimes at Everyone but Himself
Refuses to Resign in Wake of Growing Scandal, as Divine Justice Breathes Down on the 82-Year-Old

From: The Fathers

Newpope, Here Dressed in His "Mr. Ratzinger" Suit
Is Still Blinded to His Involvement in Sex Crimes against Children
He Has Won History's "Bad Pope" Award
In the Wake of the Irish Report Charging Thousands of Presbyters
With Raping and Assaulting Handicapped Children
Benedict-Ratzinger Promises More Words
But No Action against a Growing Number of Newchurch Sex Crimes

Even Alexander VI, commonly known as the "Bad Pope" can't hold a candle to Benedict-Ratzinger for that title. Maybe Alexander VI committed a murder to advance his Borgia family's interests; maybe he didn't. What is unquestionable is that Benedict-Ratzinger has been responsible as Vicar of Christ (the title sticks in the craw, doesn't it?) for the rape, assault, and, yes, even murder of tens of thousands of children. Yet the His Wholiness never acknowledges any responsibility for letting of thousands of his criminal bishops and presbyters for their complicity in these crimes.

The buck stops with Ratzinger at Top Dog of Newchurch, but he figures that he can weasel (rat?) his way out of any responsibility by washing his guilty hands, just like Pontius Pilate. But he's wrong if he thinks that he can escape the penalty for his own grievous crimes. If he doesn't pay for them in this world, there is a very deep place in Hell reserved for bad popes -- so the Fathers of the Church tell us. If Benedict-Ratzinger had any shred of Catholic morality left, he would resign immediately from the papal office that he has besotted and betake himself to a remote monastery to do abject prayer and penance for the rest of his life in fear of the divine justice presumably to be meted out to him in a very few years.

Like the do-nothing pope that he is, he met on December 11, with his Irish Newchurch leaders and expressed his "outrage, betrayal, and shame" at the revelations that sex-abuse complaints had been covered up in the Dublin archdiocese. Gee, isn't that a surprise? The crimes have been covered up all over the world by Benedict-Ratzinger's own order, first appointed by JPII in 2001 as Sex Crimes Czar and then elected as Plenipotentiary of Sex Crimes in his own right in 2005. He says that he's going to write a "pastoral letter" to the Irish Newchurchers. More words and no action for the do-nothing pope. More of the man's effete blah, blah, blah.

Benedict-Ratzinger claims that that he wants to "develop effective and secure strategies to prevent any recurrence." Too little, too late, Your Wholiness. Figures published by the U.S. Newbishops show that sex crimes among the Newchurch clergy there are increasing, not decreasing. Over two dozen bishops of Benedict-Ratzinger's bishops there have now been charged for themselves "indulging" in the crimes. The group One in Four, which supports child victims of Newchurch sex crimes, stated that Benedict-Ratzinger's response was "inadequate" and likely to cause further distress and frustration to the thousands of Irish people who are survivors of clerical sex abuse.

The hypocritical Benedict-Ratzinger voiced "his profound regret at the actions of some members of the clergy who have betrayed their solemn promises to God, as well as the trust placed in them by the victims and their families, and by society at large." Well, hasn't he himself done exactly that? The man is incorrigible: everybody is responsible for the sex crimes but the man in charge: Benedict-Ratzinger himself. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Vatican Information Services.]

Investigation Demanded in the Murder of a 10-year-old Schoolgirl
Newchurch Presbyter Is the Chief Suspect in the Rape and Murder

From: The Fathers

The murder of an innocent schoolgirl in Ireland is being re-investigated in the wake of two harrowing reports into the cover-up of Newchurch clergy's sex crimes. Bernadette Connolly was just ten years old when she was abducted in Sligo and her mutilated body found in a bog four months later. The Irish National Police, the Garda, have announced that they will reopen the investigation into the case in light of new evidence against Newchurch senior clergy and in response to a request by the surviving sisters of the victim.

Evidence leads to the conclusion a local presbyter of the Novus Ordo raped the girl then committed the murder, while his Newchurch superiors covered up his crime with a wall of silence. Fr. Columba went to his (presumed) damnation in 2001.

December 13, 2009 - Third Sunday of Advent "Gaudete"
Semidouble Sunday

"Pope Pius XIII" Dies
Fr. Lucian Pulvermacher Passes of Old Age at 91

From: The Fathers
Lucian Pulvermacher

Lucian Pulvermarcher Dies at 91
The Capuchin Properly Rejected Vatican II
But Then Went on to the Craziness of Being Elected "Pope Pius XIII"
St. Paul Gives Traditional Catholics the Proper Response:
"Stand Fast: And Hold the Traditions That You Have Learned"

Fr. Lucian Pulvermacher once knew the right path. In the aftermath of the Vatican II Council (1962-1965), he rejected the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan new worship service known as the Novus Ordo (New Order). Upon retirement from missionary work in Japan, he traveled extensively from his Wisconsin residence. He served a number of families throughout the USA and in other countries such as England and Australia, to whom he brought the traditional Sacraments and the Traditional Latin Mass.

But then Fr. Pulvermarcher went wigged out. He was involved in a "lay conclave" for the election of a pope, was "elected," and took the name of "Pius XIII." He believed that Pius XII was not one of the Modernist popes, even though he recognized that most of the departures from Catholicism implemented at Vatican II had been drawn up years prior to that Council during Pius XII's pontificate. After he became "Pius XIII," Fr. Pulvermacher discontinued the rigors of extensive travel and relocated from Wisconsin to the State of Washington in the United States, where he lived out the remainder of his life. He seemed to be in satisfactory health and became ill rather quickly. He died of a heart attack en route to a doctor. There was a graveside service on December 7, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at the Springdale Cemetery.

Good Catholics, even though the Newchurch of the New Order is completely over the edge, Christ's Catholic Church, based upon Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, will continue, as He promised, until the end of time. Popes may come and go, the Novus Ordo may come and go, but Christ's "words shall not pass" (Matthew 24:35/DRV). St. Paul tells us how to meet properly such crises as have occurred in the Church many times in the past: "Stand fast: and hold the traditions that you have learned" (2 Thessalonians 2:14/DRV). It is not necessary for a Catholic to wig out with such ridiculous notions as a "lay conclave" and a "Pope Pius XIII."

Benedict-Ratzinger's Bosom-buddy Heretic Hans Kung Calls for a Vatican III
To Approve an Uncelibate Clergy and Divorce in Newchurch

From: The Fathers

Benedict-Ratzinger's bosom-buddy, the heretic Hans Kung, whom Hewpope has several times invited to his Papal Castle at Gandolfo, has called for a Vatican III Council "to move reforms forward." Kung's license to teach theology was revoked by Paul VI. Kung then joined the Freemasons and excommunicated himself. Kung wants a Vatican III to revoke celibacy in the priesthood and to approve "Catholic" divorce, which he called "justified concerns that were not fulfilled in the last council." When he made his statement, Kung was attending the syncretistic Parliament of the World's Religions to launch his manifesto for a liberalist/modernist "global economic ethic." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by The Age.]

December 12, 2009 - Within the Octave of the Immaculate Conception
Semidouble Feast

Benedict-Ratzinger Refuses to Acknowledge His Sex Crimes
Lashes out at the Press for Reporting the "Evil News"

From: The Fathers

Who Me? Benedict-Ratzinger, Clueless as Ever
Takes No Responsibility for the Tens of Thousands of Child Rapes and Assaults
He Claims that It Is the Fault of the Press for Reporting the Facts
After Two Strokes and a Bump on the Head, Benedict-Ratzinger Seems to Have Lost His Senses
He Has Certainly Lost Any Realization of His Own Horrendous Sins against God and Man

Refusing to acknowledge the acts that he and his papacy have perpetrated against Newchurch children, Benedict-Ratzinger instead used an old exculpatory trick: blame the messenger. He blamed the press for telling the bad news to the world. Apparently, he believes that if the crimes aren't reported in the press, they didn't happen!

The pope whose papacy has now surpassed in its evil fallout that of the "Bad Pope" Alexander VI, lamented at the Spanish Steps the fact that "through the newspapers, television, radio, evil is reported. He did not even mention the plight of the child victims of his papacy, who, when they apply to him for justice, are ignored. Recent statistics indicate that the number of rapes and assaults by Benedict-Ratzinger's clergy are increasing, not decreasing, undoubtedly a result of the fact that he tries to cover up the reality of what is going on and metes out no punishment to his bishop and presbyter offenders.

Benedict-Ratzinger, still clueless, claimed: "We are all actors, and for better or worse, our behavior has an influence on others." Yet, he offered no mea maxima culpa for being the Head of Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal. Yet he was all too ready to point the finger at others, but not at himself, at whom, as U.S. President Harry Truman said, "the buck stops." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]

Irish Newbishop Murray Expected to Be the Scapegoat
For Benedict-Ratzinger's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal

From: The Fathers

Donel Murray, bishop of Limerick, Ireland, is expected to become the scapegoat for Benedict-Ratzinger's malfeasance in allowing Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal to explode. Murray is being used as a scapegoat for bigger fish, like Dublin Newarchbishop Diarmuid Martin, and top fish, Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger, who has been personally responsible for the scandal since 2001, when he was appointed to that office by JPII.

In the recently-released report of the Irish government about the rampant sex crimes in Newchurch, known as the Murphy Report, Murray was said to have reacted "inexcusably" to one known case of clerical child abuse and engaged in a cover-up. Benedict-Ratzinger has reacted inexcusably to tens of thousands and has engaged in a cover-up of all of them. Too bad that none of these Newbishops has the guts to stand up to Benedict-Ratzinger and denounce him for the criminal conspiracy that he has perpetrated since 2001. But that is what Vatican II has made of its New Order bishops: a hierarchy of pusillanimous wimps. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by RTE News.]

December 11, 2009 - St. Damascus I
Semidouble Feast

Benedict-Ratzinger Admits that Marxist Liberation Theology Still Infests Newchurch
Forty Years after Vatican II that Started It

From: The Fathers
Liberation Theology

An Icon of Communist "Liberation Theology," Which Entered the Church at Vatican II
Christ Takes up Machine Guns to Impose "Liberation Theology" on the Secular World
As the Newchurch Jesuits Did in Latin America
Benedict-Ratzinger Now Admits that This "Theology" Still Infests Newchurch after Forty Years
But Like Drug-addicts, the Newpopes Cannot Kick the Vatican II Habit

In a revealing statement to Brazilian bishops on December 5, 2009, Benedict-Ratzinger admitted that Marxist "liberation theology" still infests Newchurch. "Liberation Theology" is a code-name for Communist beliefs and tactics used in Newchurch after Vatican II (1962-1965). It preaches political liberation to liberalism, not Christian liberation (redemption). In Latin America, it swept in particular the Jesuit order, many of whose members put down the crucifix and took up machine guns to wipe out conservative governments. It has enjoyed a recent metamorphosis in the political strategm of Barack Obama, who uses its Communist-based principles and techniques, as described in Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals.

In describing Liberation Theology, Benedict-Ratzinger inadvertently described the characteristics of the Vatican II Council that set it off: "rebellion, division, dissent, offence, and anarchy." This description is reminiscent of Paul VI's (1963-1978) description in 1972 of Vatican II as "the smoke of Satan," [bringing] "doubt, uncertainty, questioning, dissatisfaction, confrontation." Yet the Conciliar popes Paul VI, JPII, and Benedict-Ratzinger are so congested with what "the smoke of Satan" that, like drug addicts, they cannot shake the false doctrine, liturgy, and morals engineered by the Modernists/Liberalists at Vatican II. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Vatican Information Service.]

For further information, click on FAQ08: "What Is the Authority of Vatican II" in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department.

SSPX Sightings

From: John, TRADITIO Network Correspondent from London, England

Dear Fathers:

SSPX watchers may be interested to know that sighted at the Society of Pius X House in London recently were not only SSPX bishop Alfonso de Galarreta but also bishop Tissier de Mallerais, Fr. Alain-Marc Nely, the Second Assistant to Superior General Bernie Fellay, and another unidentified priest. The reason for this conclave can only be left to the imagination!

December 10, 2009 - Within the Octave of the Immaculate Conception
Semidouble Feast

New York Times Denounces Its Cardinal-archbishop, Edward Egan
As a Result of His Just-released Depositions on Sex Crimes

From: The Fathers
Edward Egan

Edward Egan, Newchurch Cardinal of New York, Exposed in Sworn Depositions
As One of the Most Vile of Newchurch's Hierarchy
His Support of Presbyter Rapists Was So Vile
That His Own New York Times Has Publicly Denounced Him

The New York Times has publicly denounced its recently-retired Newchurch archbishop, Edward Egan, as a result of his 1997 and 1999 depositions, just opened by court order, concerning the sex crimes in his previous Newdiocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The Times hit the nail on the head:

In the end it was not the power of repentance or compassion that compelled the Roman Catholic Diocese [sic] of Bridgeport, Conn., to release more than 12,000 pages of documents relating to lawsuits alleging decades of sexual abuse of children by its priests [sic]. It was a court order. The accounts of priests preying on children, being moved among parishes and shielded by their bishops, while their accusers were ignored or bullied into silence, are a familiar, awful story.

The Times has pointed to a fact that religious sources have rarely commented upon: Egan and his fellow Newchurch bishops have never repented of their crimes. After a few mealy-mouthed self-serving "apologies" for P.R. purposes, they continued right on with their criminality against children. The Times further denounced Egan for betraying a "distressing tendency to disbelieve accusers and to shuck off blame."

The Times drew particular attention to Egan's malfeasance and gross negligence in the case of presbyter Raymond Pcolka, who was charged in twelve cases of beating and sodomizing children. "I am not aware of those things," said Egan, totally unconcerned to seek just punishments for the perpetrators, who answered to him.

Good Catholics, let's face it. Every one of these Newchurch bishops are vile offal. They have all participated in criminality against children to one degree or another. It is only because the clueless Newchurchers let them get away with their crimes that they and their fearless leader have been exalted above the law. Christ, however, would have them all executed by drowning in the sea.

Benedict-Ratzinger Coddles "Global-warming" Scam

From: The Fathers

In a message on December 6, 2009, Benedict-Ratzinger appeared to be coddling the United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, which was to start the following day. Benedict-Ratzinger seemed ignorant of the growing international "Climate-gate," in which E-mails published from the Climate Research Institute, a consultant to the United Nations, proved that scientists had colluded to phony-up data to prove the discredited theory.

Benedict-Ratzinger devoted a good deal of his supposedly-religious encyclical letter of September 29, 2009, Caritas in veritate, to this secular topic, leading some to wonder whether he considers himself Christ's Vicar or the secular World President. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]

December 9, 2009 - Within the Octave of the Immaculate Conception
Semidouble Feast

When Is Midnight Not Midnight?
When Benedict-Ratzinger Is on His Last Legs

From: The Fathers

Benedict-Ratzinger Looking Ill with Dark Circles under His Eyes
Now His "Midnight" Novus Ordo Service Will Be Performed at 10 P.M.
The Man Has Had a Heart Attack, Two Strokes, and a Concussion
His May Be a Short Papacy

Newvatican has a reputation for lying. Remember when it said that JPII was celebrating the Novus Ordo service in his bedroom at the same time that his doctors said that he was in a coma, dying? Now there's a miracle for you! For Christmas 2009 Newchurch has declared that the clock will be turned back for the papal Christmas "Midnight" Novus Ordo service to 10 p.m., "to tire the pope a bit less."

It seems that if Benedict-Ratzinger performed the midnight service at midnight, he wouldn't be able to get up by noon the next day to give his noon balcony appearance. That sounds pretty specious. Ten hours sleep isn't enough? On the other hand, Benedict-Ratzinger has had many serious health problems, including a heart attack, two strokes, and a concussion. Various sources are openly speculating again about Benedict-Ratzinger's precarious health. JPII, with his serious health problems, never did a Christmas "Pre-Midnight" Mess. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the London Times.]

Newchurch of "Love" Throws Sick Presbyter Out onto the Street
Newarchbishop Dolan Prefers to Spend Money on Sex Crimes Rather than an Ill Presbyters

From: The Fathers

No wonder nobody wants to be a Novus Ordo presbyter any more. Not only are you not a priest and can't say a valid Mass or administer most of the Sacraments, but now, if you get sick, Newchurch will throw you out on the street!

You've heard it all before. The pre-Vatican II Church was heartless. The Newchurch of the New Order is just brimming with love. Really?! Ask the tens of thousands of children who have been raped and assaulted by Newchurch presbyters while their Newbishops suborned and covered up their criminal acts. And ask this faithful presbyter of the New Order, now sick, who has been thrown out on the street just two weeks before Christmas.

Eusebio Maghari left his native Philippines to answer the call of an extensive presbyter shortage in a foreign country: the United States. You would think that Newchurch would give Maghari a papal medal for his generosity these past six years, but instead Newchurch archbishop Timothy Dolan, of New York City, ordered him out by December 1, 2009, just a few weeks before Christmas, and cut him off from performing any religious function.

Presbyter Maghari suffers from acute kidney disease and has lost sight in one eye, so Dolan ordered Maghari to go back to the Philippines because the New York archdiocese had already spent its money supporting paedophile "love" on the part of its presbyters. In spite of his ill health, Maghari has for six years continued to serve St. Peter's Newparish. Many Newparishioners expressed their outrage that a presbyter of 33 years would be thrown out on the street when ill.

Good Catholics, Newchurchers are coming to learn exactly what kind of "love" Newchurch stands for. Expect many more defections from the New Order sect, which is already leaking like a sieve. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Staten Island Advance.]

December 8, 2009 - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
A Holyday of Obligation
Double Feast of the First Class

Unbeknownst to Europeans, Their Union Flag Represents the Immaculate Conception
Flag Originator Now Confesses

From: The Fathers
European Union Flag

The European Union Flag with Its Twelve Sun-colored Stars on a Sky-blue Background
The Flag's Designer Now Admits that He Based His Design
On the Description of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St. John's Apocalypse
The Flag, as Fate Would Have It, Was Adopted on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

The sky-blue flag with twelve sun-yellow stars flies all over the European Union now. But what does it represent? It has been commonly thought that 12 stars symbolized perfection and completeness. For example, there are 12 hours on a clock, 12 months in a year, 12 tables of Roman Law, 12 Apostles, 12 days of Christmastide.

But recently the flag's designer, Arsene Heitz, has acknowledged that he derived the design of a circle of 12 golden stars on a sky-blue background from St. John's Apocalypse, the last book of the New Testament. Heitz wears the Miraculous Medal of the Blessed Virgin Mary and had in mind the passage: "And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars (12:1/DRV).

The Miraculous Medal is associated with three apparitions in 1830 to Sister Catherine, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris. Thus, the symbol of the European Union recognized worldwide even by atheists, secularists, Jews, and Mohammedans, is a symbol of the Immaculate Conception herself. As fate would have it, the flag was adopted by the then European Economic Community on December 8, 1955, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic Herald.]

Is Benedict-Ratzinger a Closet Punk Rapper-Rocker?
He Has Officially Blessed the Trash Music of a Man Convicted of Rape and Sodomy

From: The Fathers

Yeah, yeah, we've heard it all before. His handlers like to give out with the P.R. that Benedict-Ratzinger plays Mozart on the piano and supposedly likes the "Motu" Mess. We don't believe it. He has never celebrated one papal "Motu" Mess, let alone the Traditional Latin Mass, sometimes incorrectly termed the "Tridentine" Latin Mass. No, not once. And now it has slipped through the vetters of papal behavior that he has blessed not only the music of the venerable Mozart, but also the punk rapper-rocker Tupac Shakur's psychedelic trip "Changes" by including it in Newvatican's official "Music Playlist."

More than that, the papal stamp of approval has been given to yet another sex criminal (as if there weren't thousands already in Benedict-Ratzinger's papacy): the punk rapper-rocker Shakur, who in 1993 was convicted in the gang rape and sodomizing of a 20-year-old woman in a Manhattan hotel suite. Shakur became the victim of his own violent lifestyle when he was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in 1996. The lyrics of the song that received Benedict-Ratzinger's blessing by law had to be labeled as "explicit." Included are Shakur's contemplation of suicide: "Is life worth living, should I blast myself?" His ruminations on drug use: "Give the crack to the kids, who the hell cares, one less hungry mouth on the welfare." His propensity to violent crime: "My stomach hurts, so I'm looking for a purse to snatch."

Good Catholics, Benedict-Ratzinger blasphemously pairs on his official "playlist" such rapper-rocker criminality -- quite an example to set for his Newchurch children -- with Marian devotional hymns such as Advocata nostra and Causa nostrae laetitiae. One doesn't have to wonder too hard what Our Blessed Mother would have to say about this pairing of her Son's supposed vicar with her devotional hymns!

December 7, 2009 - St. Ambrose, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor
Double Feast

Newchurch Archbishop Who Stole Half a Million Dollars from the Newchurch Collection-plate
Is Being Investigated for Destruction of Documents Proving Sex Crimes

From: The Fathers
Rembert Weakland

Rembert Weakland, Confessed Thief of Newchurch Money
Swears under Oath that He Shredded All Evidence of His Presbyters' Sex Crimes
The District Attorney Is Investigating Charges against the Newchurch Archbishop
Whom Benedict-Ratzinger Has Still Not Forced to Pay Back
The 500,000 U.S. Dollars that Weakland Stole from the Collection-plate
As Pay Hush-money to His Male Prostitute

It seems that the poster-boy for Newchurch Modernism/Liberalism, Rembert Weakland, past archbishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is on an unstoppable downward spiral into the pit of Hell. This is the man who shacked up with a male prostitute and, when that catamite threatened to expose their relationship, Weakland admittedly stole half a million U.S. dollars from the Newchurch collection-plate to pay for his silence. The payoff didn't work, owever; the catamite outed him anyway. Weakland went on to write a book in which he admitted that he was a pervert and had led a disgusting moral life while posing as a Newchurch bishop. But what is more scandalous: Benedict-Ratzinger hasn't lifted a finger against Weakland, even to get back the money stolen from the pockets of Newchurchers.

Now, on November 3, 2009, a sworn deposition was released to the public, in which Weakland admitted that in his office he routinely shredded weekly reports about sex crimes by his presbyters from his vicars and never informed police of the crimes. The Milwaukee County District Attorney is consequently investigating Weakland for criminal charges.

Benedict-Ratzinger's new archbishop-designate for Milwaukee, who is similarly embroiled in charges of suborning sex crimes because more criminal presbyters have been let off in his current diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, that most other dioceses in the United States, flatly refused to investigate Weakland or any other Newchurch clergyman involved in the cover-up of sex crimes. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal.]

Good Catholics, any notion that Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal is going away is utterly ridiculous. The crimes and their cover-up, with the full support of Benedict-Ratzinger, is just getting worse.

Protestants Admit that Bible "Translations" Are Doctored
Liberalistic Politics Is Routinely Inserted under the Guise of "Translation"

From: The Fathers

With good reason did the dogmatic Council of Trent decree that the only version of the Bible that was free from doctrinal and moral error is St. Jerome's venerable Latin Vulgate, which preserves the best manuscript tradition, from sources of the Greek that we no longer have. No single scholar today can hold a candle to St. Jerome, who not only knew all three Sacred Languages of Scripture, but spoke and read them like a native speaker -- something no modern scholar can do.

The Conservative Bible Project, sponsored by Fundamentalist Protestants, who at least have some respect for Sacred Scripture, have charged that contemporary scholars have inserted liberalistic views and ahistorical passages into the Bible, turning the Christ into little more than a well-meaning social worker with a store of watered-down platitudes. The same is true of Newchurch versions of the Bible, such as the New American Bible, used in Novus Ordo churches in the United States.

According to Timothy Jones, of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and spokesman for the Project, "professors are the most liberal group of people in the world, and it's professors who are doing the popular modern translations of the Bible. This is not making scripture understandable to people today; it's reworking scripture to support a particular political or social agenda."

As one example, the Project points out that Luke 23:34, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do," which is "a favorite of liberals," is disputed as to its authenticity, as many manuscripts omite that passage. "There are so many factors to consider when looking at that, but here it gets boiled down to 'liberals put it in,'" said Jones. "Virtually everyone in a mainstream Protestant or Roman Catholic [sic] church in the United States is reading a doctored version of the Bible." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]

December 6, 2009 - Second Sunday of Advent
Semidouble Sunday

Boston Newchurch Diocese Wants to Desecrate Tomb of Pre Vatican II Bishop
Relatives Tell Court: Don't Let Church Dig up the Cardinal's Corpse to Pay for Sex Crimes!

From: The Fathers
O'Connell Mausoleum

Boston Cardinal William O'Connell Is Interred in His Mausoleum in 1944
His Successor, Newcardinal Sean O'Malley, Now Wants to Dig Him Up
And Destroy His Marian Chapel to Sell the Property for 2,000,000 Dollars
And Pay for Newchurch Sex Crimes
Newchurch Certainly Has No Scruples and Will Even Desecrate Corpses for Money

William O'Connell, Cardinal-Archbishop of Boston, Massachusetts, from 1906 to 1944, is giving the Newchurch archdiocese a problem: or at least his corpse is. And 22 of the cardinal's relatives are putting their foot down. They have asked a judge to block current cardinal Sean O'Malley's plans to dig up his predecessor to cinch a land deal. The only significant relative who declined object to the desecration was the cardinal's grandnephew, Paul Kirk, Jr., who was appointed to a U.S. Senate seat, partially because of his unCatholic pro-abortion stance.

Objecting to what they describe as the "irreparable damage to the mortal remains of the cardinal," the relatives have asked for an injunction against digging up his bronze casket and dismantling the mausoleum in which he was laid to rest more than six decades ago. Newchurch has sold out its principles for money. The archdiocese of Boston will lose 2,000,000 U.S. dollars to Boston College if it fails to desecrate the cardinal's tomb. The archdiocese had promised to remove the cardinal's corpse and destroy the Marian chapel as a condition of selling the land on which it sits, to Boston College in order to pay for sex crimes.

In 1928, the Cardinal O'Connell ordered the construction of the small chapel, dedicated to Mary, on the site, and publicly said that "in that crypt is the place my body after death shall repose until the Judgment Day." In 1943, in his will, O’Connell reiterated his desire to be buried under the Marian chapel, and the next year, when he died at 84, his remains were encased in the bronze casket and lowered into a cement vault beneath the Marian chapel's marble floor. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Boston Globe.]

Good Catholics, Newchurch's corruption and predations against the faithful don't end even at death. Benedict-Ratzinger's Novus Ordo sect is entirely without scruples.

Swiss People Ban the Building of Minarets in Referendum
Newvatican Supports the Mohammedans!

From: The Fathers

Benedict-Ratzinger's Newvatican joined the Newchurch Conference of Swiss Bishops in criticizing the referendum in which the Swiss people voted to ban the building of Mohammedan minarets in their country. More than 57.5 per cent of Swiss voters and 22 out of 26 cantons voted in favor of the ban on November 29, 2009. The proposal had been put forward by the Swiss People's Party (SVP), the largest party in parliament, which said that minarets were a sign of Islamization.

"The elites should stop denying the hopes and fears of European peoples who, without opposing religious freedom, reject ostentatious symbols forced on them by politico-religious Muslim groups, often verging on provocation," said one government official advocating the referendum. Switzerland is home to some 400,000 Mohammedans and already has four minarets. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by BBC News.]

December 5, 2009 - St. Sabbas, Abbot
Double Feast

Newbishop Shuts Down "Motu" Mess for Not Giving Communion in the Hand
Newbishop Enforces Novus Ordo Sacrilege on Newchurchers Who Sold out to the "Motu" Mess

From: The Fathers
Frederick Henry

Frederick Henry, Newchurch Bishop of Calgary, Alberta
Holds up the Filthy Hands into Which He Is Forcing "Motu" Presbyters to Put the Cookie
Communion on the Tongue Is Medically Safer
Yet He Wants to Impose the Sacrilegious Practice of the Novus Ordo
On "Motu" Newchurchers with a False Excuse

The TRADITIO Fathers have warned readers against the "Indult" and "Motu" Messes for many reasons, but they all boil down to one: such Messes are part of and obedient to the false Novus Ordo sect. Now there is further proof of just how far this obedience goes.

The Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) is an "indult"/"motu" organization, established in 1988 under the authority of the Novus Ordo and its Modernist Newbishops. Now Frederick Henry, Newchurch bishop of Alberta, Canada, has issued an order that because of supposed concerns about the swine flu, the cookie cannot be given on the tongue to anybody, including attending at "Motu" Messes. The FSSP at St. Anthony's Newparish refused to comply, and because the FSSP has its operating license under the sponsorship of Newchurch, Henry ordered the Newparish closed. Even Newchurch's own Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith stated on July 24, 2009, that it is not licit to deny the Newchurch cookie on the tongue, regardless of any concern about swine flu.

Newbishop Henry's response is instructive in revealing just how powerless Benedict-Ratzinger is and how powerful individual bishops in the Newchurch of the New Order are. Henry's response was: "I am well aware of what the Congregation decided, but quite frankly it is not their call. It is mine." Or, as King Louis XIV said: La loi, ce moi! [the law is me!] In other words, Newchurch bishops feel free to spit in the face of the man they acknowledge as the pope. And Newbishop Henry is far from the only one.

All this feigned concern about swine flu as a justification for the sacrilege of handing out cookies in the hand is purely a subterfuge to impose the sacrilegious and unCatholic practice of communion in the hand. For further information, click on FAQ10: "How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs?" in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department, in the section "Communion in the Hand."

First of all, the swine flu has turned out to be far less deadly than the regular season flu, which kills 36,000 annually in the United States, for example. The swine flu so far has killed only one-ninth of that number, 4,000. Secondly, cookies in the hand are more transmissive of flu and other viruses than reception on the tongue. The reason for that is that the traditional priest distributes communion the tongue without touching the tongue. When a cookie is placed in a hand, however, the filthiness of the human hand is transmitted to the cookie and then to the mouth.

Just think how bug-infested the human hand is. It shakes hands with others, it touches contaminated membranes of the eyes and nose (notice how many people rub their eyes or pick their noses), and it touches other body parts that we won't mention. Medical experts constantly warn us to wash our hands or use alcohol solution so that we reduce the transmission of germs. You don't hear any medical advice to wash your mouth out with soap!

Good Catholics, this case shows the reality what selling out to Newchurch really means. Is Bernie Fellay, superior general of the SSPX, too clueless to see exactly what a sellout to Benedict-Ratzinger's Novus Ordo church will mean: the suppression of traditional Catholicism by both Newvatican and Newbishops? Or is he so deep into the cassock of Benedict-Ratzinger that he doesn't care -- or actually desires the suppression of true Catholicism?

New York Newcardinal Says that 19 Child Rapes by His Presbyters Was Not "Significant"
His Answer Stunned Those Taking His Sworn Deposition

From: The Fathers

Documents released by the Newchurch diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, on December 1, 2009, revealed that Newcardinal Edward Egan, while bishop of the diocese from 1988 to 2000, in sworn depositions of 1997-1999 characterized the 19 child victims of rape and assault by his presbyters as "insignificant." The attorney questioning Egan was stunned at that answer of a "Catholic" bishop. He retorted: "Would you agree with me, Bishop Egan, that if one person, one individual, has been affected by the sexual abuse of a clergy member, when that person was a child, that that's far too much to accept in any diocese?"

Egan went on to become the Newchurch archbishop of New York City in 2000-2008 and a Newchurch cardinal in 2001. During that period Egan saw the number of charges against presbyters in Bridgeport almost double, to 32, although as many as 90 were alleged. In New York under his administration, 54 of his presbyters were publicly charged with rape and assault of children. Clearly, Egan had learned nothing from the Bridgeport experience. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the New York Times.]

December 4, 2009 - St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor
Double Feast

Historical Recording of Traditional Parisian Organ Mass Is Released

From: The Fathers
Vierne Mass

Cover of a New 2-CD Set of the Vierne Mass of 1899
Released in an Historical Recording of a Traditional Latin Mass of the Time
The Practice in Paris Was to Use the Organ throughout the Mass
And to Include Organ Improvisations during the Consecration

A 2-CD set has recently been released that re-creates a traditional Easter Sunday Mass as it might have been sung at Saint Sulpice in Paris in the 1920s. It includes all of the Propers for Easter Sunday, the Louis Vierne (1970-1937) Messe Sollenelle as the Ordinary, and all the improvisations that would have happened at this time. This is not an actual live Mass. The organist is the titular organist at Saint-Sulpice, and three soloists sing the parts of the celebrant, deacon and subdeacon.

The set comes with a 64-page booklet containing the entire Mass in Latin, with an English translation and photographs showing what would be happening at the altar and with full explanations of everything that would have been happening at both the west and east ends of the church. The booklet also contains essays on the Vierne Mass and on Parisian liturgical practices, which include the organ playing throughout almost the entire Mass.

For further information, see the JAV Recordings online catalog at

Newchurch Toppling in Ireland after "Shocking" Murphy Commission Report
As Resignation of Cardinal Primate and Newbishops Is Demanded

From: The Fathers

"Perversion of power and trust" exposed in the Murphy Commission report released November 26, 2009, involving a pattern of subornation and cover-up of sex crimes among Ireland's Novus Ordo hierarchy, has prompted calls for the resignation of Ireland's Cardinal-Primate Diarmuid Martin, as well as Newbishops Donal Murray, of Limerick; Jim Moriarty, of Kildare Leighlin; and Martin Drennan, of Galway. Also implicated are two current Dublin auxiliary Newbishops, Ray Field and Eamonn Walsh. The exhaustive report, covering sex crimes by Newchurch clergy after Vatican II in the years 1974 and 2004, fulfilled Martin's prediction that Newchurchers would find the material "shocking."

"The report leaves us in no doubt that clerical child sexual abuse was tolerated and covered up by the Archdiocese of Dublin and other Church authorities," the Irish government noted in a statement released in conjunction with the report's publication. The government saw a "systematic, calculated perversion of power and trust." Justice Minister Dermot Ahern noted "the cruel irony that the Church, partly motivated by a desire to avoid scandal, in fact created a scandal on an astonishing scale."

The Murphy Commission charges that the Newchurch archdiocese "did not implement its own canon law rules and did its best to avoid any application of the law of the State. The Dublin archdiocese’s preoccupations in dealing with cases of child sexual abuse, at least until the mid-1990s, were the maintenance of secrecy, the avoidance of scandal, the protection of the reputation of the Church, and the preservation of its assets," the Murphy Commission concluded.

The Murphy Commission complained that Benedict-Ratzinger had not responded to requests for information about sex-crime cases. Bishop Eamonn Walsh, the Dublin auxiliary Newbishop, is trying to dissuade the Murphy Commission from expanding its inquiry to Ireland's other dioceses. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Sunday Business Post.]

December 3, 2009 - St. Francis Xavier, Confessor
Double Major Feast

Newchurch Connection with the Planned Parenthood Abortion Mill Exposed
Despite His Weak Words Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch Is in Bed with Abortion

From: The Fathers

You Can't Be Catholic and Pro-abortion?
Oh Yes You Can -- in Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch of the New Order
Administrators of His "Catholic" Colleges Are on Planned Parenthood's Abortion-mill Board
And "Catholic" College Students Are Sent to Intern at Planned Parenthood

Higher education in the Newchurch of the New Order is now completely devoid of Catholicism. In scandal after scandal, Newchurch universities have been revealed as involved in false doctrine, filthy plays, blasphemous art, "gay" advocacy, and abortion.

Now it has come to light that Newchurch's Alverno College in Wisconsin, a women's college run by the School Sisters of St. Francis, is placing its students as interns with Planned Parenthood, the notorious abortion mill. The information shamelessly appears in the college's own Statement of Financial Giving.

It has been further revealed that a prominent administrator at a Newchurch college in Kentucky has served on the board of Planned Parenthood. Diane Tobin, dean of the College of Business and Communication at Spalding University, is shameless reported on the college's own web site as a Planned Parenthood director.

In July 2009 Spalding University and an organization funded by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development jointly hosted a conference that featured a speaker from Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. CCHD, an arm of the U.S. Conference of Catholic [sic] Bishops, has been under fire for its association with anti-Catholic activities. CCHD is funded by parish collections from clueless Newchurchers. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]

No. 1 Traditional Catholic Periodical Released

From: The Fathers

The traditional Catholic periodical that places No. 1 on the Traditional Catholic Periodicals list has released its November 2009 issue. Catholic Voice is not extravagant in its format, so it doesn't have to charge $40.00 a year for an annual subscription. In fact, it exists on donations only.

Unlike those pretentious publications issued by clueless pseudo-traditionalist laymen, this periodical is written entirely by an independent traditional Catholic priest of long standing. The articles focus on topical Catholic teaching and practice, focusing on the Holy Mass. It is issued by the Society of Traditional Roman Catholics (STRC), an organization that has been in existence since before the specious "Indult" and "Motu" Messes.

The current issue contains topics such as:

For address information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Official Traditional Catholic Directory department and refer to the chapter "Traditional Catholic Periodicals."

December 2, 2009 - St. Bibiana, Virgin & Martyr
Semidouble Feast

New Novus Ordo Swiss Bishops' Head Wants to Dump Tradition
Advocates a Non-celibate Clergy for Newchurch

From: The Fathers
Norbert Brunner

Norbert Brunner, New Head of the Newchurch Swiss Bishop Conference
Another Clueless Novus Ordo Bishop
Brunner Is Ignorant of Catholic Scripture and Tradition
And Wants Newchurch Paedophile Presbyters to Impose Their Predations
On Their Own Progeny

The new head of Newchurch's Swiss Bishops Conference, Norbert Brunner, Newbishop of Sion, Switzerland, has kicked off his administration by calling for the rejection of Sacred Scripture and Tradition by embracing non-celibate presbyters in the New Order. Brunner told the newspaper NCC am Sontag that the Novus Ordo Swiss Bishops were "quite unanimous" in favor of the move. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Swiss News.]

Far from the unCatholic position of Brunner, the celibacy of the priesthood has a firm Biblical basis in the Evangelical Counsel of Our Lord as relayed in St. Matthew's Gospel, also taken up by St. Paul in his First Epistle to the Corinthians and confirmed by St. John in the Apocalypse (14:4-5). It is clear that once the Apostles received the call, they did not lead a married life.

The Apostolic Tradition of clerical celibacy was solemnly confirmed by the Council of Nicaea, the First Oecumenical Council, in 325 and unanimously approved by the Fathers, who admitted of no exceptions whatsoever. The Council considered that the prohibition imposed thereby on all bishops, priests, and deacons against having a wife to be absolute. The Council of Carthage in 390 stated that celibacy is of Apostolic origin. All subsequent councils that have addressed the subject have renewed this interdiction.

Not only would it be a violation of Sacred Tradition to blot out a tradition decreed for 2,000 years to be absolutely obligatory, but also one must recognize that clerical celibacy is to be seen not merely as of ecclesiastical institution, but part of what is more broadly known in Catholic moral theology as Divine Positive Law, initiated by Christ and His Apostles. That is, clerical celibacy it is not merely disciplinary in nature, as the Novus Ordinarians often prattle, just as they say that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is not Traditional, but merely "disciplinary"!

The universal law of clerical celibacy confirmed by the Council of Nicaea applied, and still applies, to the Eastern Church as well as the Western. Most of the bishops at the Council of Nicaea were Eastern. The Eastern Church began at a late date to violate its own law of celibacy and planted the seeds of its schism from the Catholic Church. For further information, click on FAQ10: "How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs?" in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department, in the section "Clerical Celibacy."

A Reader Asks: When Was the New Feast of St. Joseph the Worker Instituted?

From: Patrick

Dear Fathers:

When was the new feast of St. Joseph the Worker instituted on May 1 in place of the traditional Feast of Sts. Philip & James, Apostles? I received in the mail a supposedly traditional calendar that features a new Feast of St. Joseph on May 1.

The Fathers Reply.

It was in the first wave of "modernizing" corruptions of the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, leading up to his full-blown Novus Ordo of 1969, that May 1 was changed in 1956 from the traditional Double Feast of the Second Class of Christ's Apostles Philip & James to a new Feast of St. Joseph the Workman (Opifex). Because of the feminist influence in the New Order, this term is usually changed in English to "Worker," in order to avoid use of the word man.

It has been pointed out that this feast shows the beginnings of a Communist-friendly attitude in the just pre-Conciliar Newchurch, which was confirmed at Vatican II (1962-1965), when John XXIII struck the topic of atheistic Communism off the agenda in order to get the Russian Orthodox patriarchs to attend the council as spectators. May 1 was Communist Worker Day.

The calendar and ordo that we TRADITIO Fathers recommend are both based on the most traditional form of the Roman Rite, before the Conciliar-Bugnini changes of 1951, 1956, 1960, and 1962. It is the one that corresponds to the fully traditional version of the Missale Romanum and the Breviarium Romanum in four volumes. The calendar for 2010 features beautiful renderings of the Stations of the Cross. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Traditional Liturgical Calendar.

December 1, 2009 - Ferial Day

Newchurch Diocese Is "Absolutely Reprehensible" and "Horrific"
Concludes Irish Government Report

From: The Fathers
Diarmuid Martin

Pastor of Perversion
Diarmuid Martin, Newchurch Archbishop of Dublin, Ireland
Martin Has Been Charged in a Scathing Justice Report
Of Knowingly Concealing Sex Crimes against Children from the Police
Many of the Victims Were Handicapped Children under His "Fatherly" Care
Newchurch Schools in Ireland Are Now in the Process of Being Secularized

A report by the Irish Department of Justice has concluded that the behavior of Newchurch bishops and presbyters in the Newdiocese of Dublin has been "reprehensible" in perpetrating a wave of sex crimes against children, many of them handicapped. The November 26, 2009, report finds that the Newchurch hierarchy failed to respond to the sex crimes. The charges against Newchurch and its agents in this and a previous governmental report, the Ryan Report, are so serious that Ireland is now in the process of secularizing many Newchurch schools.

"The Dublin archdiocese behaved in a manner that was absolutely reprehensible. Over the space of 20 years, they moved the problem on, looked after their own financial interests, looked after their priests [sic] and not the victims," the report concludes. The report was issued in two parts: 100 pages of findings and 500 pages of specific detail on sample cases of crimes by 46 presbyters. Damage compensation to children sexually victimized by presbyters is expected to reach more than 30,000,000 U.S. dollars. Damages by Newchurch in the United States, which has a population 70 times larger than Ireland, are expected to reach more than 100 times that figure.

The report details "horrific" sex crimes against abuse on children and excoriates the failure of Newchurch to report the criminals to police. The Newarchdiocese has identified up to 450 child victims. The Justice report charges current Newarchbishop Diarmuid Martin (2004-) and his Newchurch predecessors John McQuaid (retired 1971), Dermot Ryan (1971-1984), Kevin McNamara (1984-1987), and Desmond Connell (1988-2004), of knowing about complaints of sex crimes involving presbyters in the Dublin Newarchdiocese, but failing to report them to police. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Irish Independent.]

Paraguayan Bishop Going for the Newchurch "Fatherhood" Record
A Third Woman Now Claims to Be His Episcopal Daughter

From: The Fathers

It seems that Fernando Lugo Méndez, Newchurch bishop of San Pedro, Paraguay, since 1994, is going for the Newchurch "Fatherhood" Record. Already with two daughters who are suing him for paternity, one of whom he admits he fathered while a presbyter, a third daughter has now come to light. Lugo went on to become Paraguay's President in 2008, at which point he was finally laicized by Benedict-Ratzinger.

A family member admitted that "for years we all knew she [the mother of the illegitimate daughter] was having an affair with him" while a bishop and presbyter. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by MercoPress.]

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