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German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger on February 23, 2010, accused Benedict-Ratzinger of "failing to cooperate" with officials in the investigation of sex crimes against children at Newjesuit schools. 120 child-victims have so far come forth from around Germany to finger presbyters in various schools in the growing scandal, which now involves the United States, Ireland, England, Germany, Italy, and Australia.
"Child abuse is a official criminal offence," the Justice Minister said, "so others can’t decide whether this crime will be looked into or not." Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger also said that she feared many of these crimes may have passed their statute of limitation after decades of silence by Newchurch and its Conciliar popes. "The worst part is that what happens to young people can destroy their entire lives." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the German Local.]
Good Catholics, this is exactly the same immoral ploy that Benedict-Ratzinger pulled with the Irish government, refusing to cooperate in the investigation that led to the November 2009 Murphy Report, which documented a rampage of sex crimes against children, particularly handicapped children, by Newchurch clergy. Benedict-Ratzinger said that he would not cooperate in the Irish government's investigation because it didn't "go through the proper channels." Well, Josef, tell that story to the raped children and see whether they buy your self-serving Novus Ordo nonsense!
How much difference is there between the Traditional Latin Mass and the "Motu" Mess, sometimes (incorrectly) called the "Mass of 1962"? Some of the Motarians claim that the differences are "negligible." I, on the other hand, understand that the changes were made by the same Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini who also fabricated the invalid Novus Ordo service of 1969.
The Fathers Reply.
Negligible?! Only if you consider 400 pages of changes and rubrical explanations for Bugnini's modifications of 1956, 1960, and 1962, which went about half way to the invalid Novus Ordo service of 1969 from the Traditional Latin Mass as it existed in 1950. Naturally, any true Catholic would want to avoid such a service, which forms that basis for Benedict-Ratzinger's Great "Motu" Mess Hoax. His version includes additional changes to accord with the invalid Novus Ordo service.
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That Newchurchers still put their hard-earned dollars into the Novus Ordo collection-plate when they know for a certainty now that their donations are being embezzled right and left by Newchurch clergy for all kinds of illegitimate activities is beyond belief! Newchurchers are clearly either clueless or indolent -- or immoral!
Now it has been revealed by the Spanish police that a Toledo presbyter there spent 23,000 U.S. dollars from the collection-plates of two churches that he pastored for calls to porno phone lines, services from porno web sites, and prostitutes. When the municipalities in Spain nabbed him, Newchurch, always the last to act, finally had no choice but to can his "pastorate." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Europe News.]
Can you please tell me whether Catholics may receive Holy Communion on Good Friday? Many are confused about this matter.
The Fathers Reply.
Good Friday is traditionally an aliturgical day; that is, Holy Mass is not celebrated on that day. There is only a Mass of the Presanctified, so called because there is no Consecration on this day, but only the last Sacred Host, which was consecrated the day before on Maundy Thursday ("presanctified"), is consumed by the priest. There is no Communion of the faithful, as at the end of the Maundy Thursday Mass, all Hosts but the one are consumed, and the church, chapel, or oratory is stripped bare. That is the traditional rite of Good Friday. Anything else is a post-traditional rite.
The TRADITIO Fathers have been informed that the Abbe de Nantes, also known as Frère Georges de Jesus-Marie, passed into eternity on February 15, 2010. The abbe was known for his outspoken criticisms of Vatican II and its Conciliar popes. For him, the Council and its upholders demonstrably taught, or at least insinuated, novel and unCatholic beliefs, which had never been maintained in the Catholic Church. In fact, he maintained, such beliefs had been forcefully condemned by previous popes, right up to Pope Pius XII in 1958.
He wrote three Libri Accusationis: against Paul VI (1973), JPII (1983), and the Novus Ordo Catechism of the Catholic [Sic] Church (1993). He openly accused the Conciliar popes with heresy, schism, and scandal. He called JPII a "Communist pope." Yet he continued to play ecclesiastical games with the Newchurch at Newrome until his death.
Your readers may like to know that the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP)'s "Motu" operation in Toronto, Canada, has been suddenly shut down by the Newchurch archbishop there, Thomas Collins. One cause was that the FSSP didn't fit into the Newarchbishop's programme of consistently giving the cookie in the hand throughout the diocese. Sic transit motu proprio!
The Fathers Reply.
Like all "Motu" clergy, the FSSP clergy are required by the terms of Protocol 1411 of 1999 from the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" to simulate the (invalid) Novus Ordo service when so requested by their Novus Ordo diocesan bishop, on Maundy Thursday or whenever else. "Communion" in the hand is part of the whole "Motu" system, which offers a kind of Half Novus Ordo. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Official Traditional Catholic Directory department, provided to the TRADITIO Network by the National Registry of Traditional Latin Masses, in the chapter "Warning against Pseudo-traditional Services.
Another TRADITIO Network correspondent relayed a somewhat different story. There is the usual Newchurch confusion and disinformation. We concur with the conclusion of this correspondent: "There is no doubt that this whole situation has been badly handled and communicated." That's par for the course for Newchurch now. How can an organization that communicates a phony version of "Catholicism" be expected to get anything right!
Benedict-Ratzinger's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal has now moved "down under," with Australian presbyter, John Denham, who has been charged with raping forty children. Denham has so far been found guilty of 29 of the crimes and is due to be sentenced on these in March 2010. Charges in the cases of eleven other children so far are pending. Then Newchurch bishop Michael Malone, of Maitland-Newcastle, will be faced with paying damages to all those assault victims. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by ABC Australia.]
Is today's Newroman Curia equivalent to the Jewish Pharisees of the time of Christ, with their power threatened by the Traditional Latin Mass and conspiring to silence it, just as Caiphas and the other Pharisees schemed to silence Christ's teaching in the temple? Recently, we saw the quislings in the now-downgraded "Ecclesia Dei" subdepartment of the Doctrine of the [Novus Ordo] Faith Congregation issuing paragraphs of illegitimate instructions that clearly violate Catholic dogma and overtly conspiring with Novus Ordo bishops to suppress the Traditional Latin Mass.
The Fathers Reply.
All departments of Newchurch are subservient to the New Order, lead by the Newchurcher-in-Chief. Sometimes the agencies of Newrome cover their Neo-Modernist activities with a little Latin or "conservativism," but that is just another room in the cover-up mansion that has even Newchurchers in the United States, Ireland, England, Germany, and Italy (so far) beginning to hold Benedict-Ratzinger himself personally responsible for the destruction of the Church. Naturally, the Neocon Newchurchers and the Motarians, who have sold out to the New Order, stick their heads in the sand and refuse to see what everyone else clearly sees: that the Newchurch of the New Order is not the Catholic Church.
After Newbishop James Timlin left the Newchurch diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, in July 2003, one of the first things that his successor, Joseph Martino, did was to suppress the fraudulent "Motu" (then called "Indult") organization that Timlin had supported, called the Society of St. John the Evangelist of Scranton. Even though the evidence was overwhelming that this supposed "Mess of 1962" organization was raising funds under false pretences from clueless Motarians and spending them on expensive props while engaging in sexual assaults upon children under their care, Timlin stood idle, as did Benedict-Ratzinger. As a result of Martino's action, the SSJE fled to South America. (Timlin was also known for signing a phony "updated" version of the "1962 Missal.")
Although Martino's action in the matter of the SSJE could be commended, it seems that Martino did several other things that were not commendable, which led to his own sudden resignation in August 2009. Although Martino claimed that he was quitting the episcopacy "for health reasons," it has now been revealed that Martino had been lying: he himself had admitted that he had no major health problems.
Martino's problem was exactly the opposite. It seems that he was living an ecclesiastical lifestyle of excess, which Newcardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia termed with the usual Novus Ordo whitewashed understatement was "deeply troubling." Martino left the Newdiocese in such a financial shambles that it may have to cut Novus Ordo social services and declare bankruptcy. [Some information for this report came from Citizen's Voice.]
Why would we, as traditional Catholics, ignore the Friday abstinence as a serious obligation, as the Society of St. Pius X does, following the Conciliar pope Paul VI? If Paul VI was truly a pope, he didn't have the power to change that Apostolic practice, did he?
The Fathers Reply.
Paul VI was a died-in-the-wool Modernist, some say a Freemason, who signed off on the dumping of numerous points of Tradition and Dogma of the Catholic Church. These were not a matter of "discipline." No pope has the power to change Tradition and Dogma. He is merely the "vicar" (subordinate) of Christ, and must conform himself to the teachings of Him Whose vicar he claims to be: his Lord Jesus Christ. For further information, click on POPELIM: "Limitations of Papal Authority to Change Sacred Tradition, From the Writings of Roman Catholic Popes, Councils, Saints, and Theologians" in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department.
Explicit mention is made of the practice of abstaining from fleshmeat on Fridays in a document from the end of the first century A.D., the Didache of the Apostles, as well as by St. Clement of Alexandria and Tertullian in the third century. The perpetual Tradition of the Church is clear beyond possibility of mistake on this matter. The Friday abstinence was the universal custom from the very beginning, as Friday was dedicated to the memory of the Passion of Our Lord, as a day on which we should make a special effort to practice penance. It is in recognition of the fact that Christ suffered and died, and gave up his human flesh and life for our sins on a Friday, that Catholics do not eat fleshmeat on Fridays.
The abstinence from fleshmeat is an ecclesiastical law with associations to Divine Positive Law. It has long obliged under pain of mortal sin. Pope Alexander VII anathematized those who would minimize the character of a breach as only venially sinful. Traditional Catholics know full well that they have a grave obligation of maintaining this immemorial practice since the Apostles. They can and should confess a knowing and willful breach as a mortal sin.
What does it say when the Novus Ordo apparatus turns its back on such an Apostolic practice of the Church for no good reason whatsoever? Can we not do such a little self-mortification for our spiritual health by abstaining from fleshmeat on that one day of the week, which so many nonCatholics do so do anyway for reasons of mere bodily health? 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."
In an interview on February 18, 2010, Franz Schmidberger, the German Superior for the Society of St. Pius X "condemned" SSPX's senior bishop, Richard Williamson, for stating publicly that the negotiations with the Novus Ordo promoted by SSPX Superior Bernie Fellay would come to nothing.
Schmidberger is a Fellayite and promotes the Novus Ordo agenda of Fellay's Neo-SSPX, which has consistently rejected the principles of that organization's founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (1905-1991). Williamson tends to hold to the traditional position of the SSPX's founder. Schmidberger, who, like Fellay, inclines to Benedict-Ratzinger's New Order in Newrome, stated that the January 2009 reception of the four SSPX bishops into the Newchurch of the New Order had had a "positive effect." (For the Novus Ordo perhaps, but not for traditional Catholicism!)
Schmidberger also agreed with Newchurch's "Big Lie" that Benedict-Ratzinger's "Motu" Mess of 2007, which is really the Conciliar-Bugnini Mess of 1962, is the Traditional Latin Mass. In fact, that Mess is not the Traditional Latin Mass, but a Half Novus Ordo, substantially fabricated by the Masonic presbyter Hannibal Bugnini to lead just seven years later to the Novus Ordo of 1969.
What is a trope? I have seen this term used in relation to traditional Sacred Music.
The Fathers Reply.
The devotion of the Catholics of the Middle Ages was so great that they wisedh to elaborate upon the texts of the Sacred Liturgy. Therefore, to various parts of the Ordinary of the Mass, such as the Kyrie, they added a new text between existing sections of chant and text. In fact, it was from the text of these tropes that the various Gregorian-chant Masses acquired their names, such as Mass XI, known as Orbis factor from the Kyrie trope that began Orbis factor, rex aeterne [Creator of the world, eternal King].
The trope was the first step from Gregorian chant, that is, plainsong, in which there is only one melody line without harmony, to Sacred Polyphony, such as that of Palestrina, which uses harmony between the voices. Recordings of tropes are relatively rare, considering their importance in Sacred Music, but a recording of one has recently been included in Volume VIII in the St. John Schola's series "A Traditional Chapel Sings Gregorian Chant." For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Gregorian Chant department.
Listeners to Vatican Radio on February 18, 2010, were shocked when it was revealed by presbyter Fortunato Di Noto, head of the anti-paedophilia organization "eMter," that in just the last decade, during which Benedict-Ratzinger has been personally in charge, first as Sex-crimes Czar in 2001, then as Newpope in 2005, eighty Italian presbyters have been implicated in the rape and assault of children. Although Benedict-Ratzinger did nothing about these criminal clergymen, the civil courts have tried them and found them guilty.
Meanwhile, in Benedict-Ratzinger's home country, the number of school children who have accused German Newjesuit presbyters of raping and assaulting them, many in the prestigious Novus Ordo Canisius Kolleg in Berlin, has jumped to 120. According to local reports the charges have "taken on a dimension of previously unbelievable proportions." The sexual assaults involved both boys and girls. The Newchurch school principals evidently knew of the allegations, but did nothing to stop them. Benedict-Ratzinger, who has consistently covered up these crimes, is expected to be even more close-mouthed about his fellow clergy in Germany and Italy and instead to focus on Ireland.
Bishop Walter Mixa, of Augsburg, Germany, tried to exculpate Benedict-Ratzinger and his Newchurch by claiming that the crimes were due to the "sexual revolution." Mixa was immediately slammed for not owning up to the fact that Newchurch leaders were responsible for suborning, covering up, and in some cases personally participating in the crimes.
Newjesuit presbyter Hans Langendorfer, the No. 2 man in the Newchurch German Bishops Conference as its Secretary-General, admitted that these crimes "show a dark face of the [New]church that frightens me." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Reuters.]
Are books published by self-proclaimed traditional Catholic presses safe?
The Fathers Reply.
The answer is most often a resounding No! The problem is that there are a number of presses that shout from the rooftops that they are "traditional," but it turns out that they are shills, promoting the Bugnini-Conciliar "Mess of 1962" and even the validity of the Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service.
One press that used to be considered "traditional" was sold out a couple of years ago to a Protestant conglomerate, but still calls itself "traditional," even though its publications now fully support the Protestant Novus Ordo. That press that published Fr. James Wathen's 1971 seminal work against the validity of the Novus Ordo, The Great Sacrilege, has pulled the book from its list because, now under its Protestant directors, it is no longer permitted to state that "the New Mass [sic] is illegal, immoral, and not Catholic." The once-courageous press can no longer publish a book that it now claims, under its new Protestant management, "defames the [New]church and calls its approved form of the mass [sic] an invalid sacrilege." The press now specifically rejects the truth that the Traditional Latin Mass "is the 'only' and 'true' Mass and that the Novus Ordo is invalid or illicit."
Many presses calling themselves "traditional" in order to entice traditional Catholics as buyers of their publications have tampered with the original traditional texts. For example, one of these presses sells the second edition of the late Michael Davies books, which have been modified from the first edition to accord with the validity of the Novus Ordo. Before his death in 2004, Davies himself publicly stated in his letter of resignation as chairman from the "indult" group Una Voce International that he had been bamboozled by Card. Ratzinger about the Novus Ordo and stated that his some ten years as chairman had been an entire waste because Ratzinger and his Novus Ordo associates had no intention of supporting the real Traditional Latin Mass.
So, here is the best rule of thumb. It is safest to rely on works that were published before 1950, except in the case of later authors who are explicitly traditional. In cases of unknown authors, consult your traditional priest or confessor for guidance. Many books written after those years are infected with the errors of Modernism or of Papolatry (idolatry pertaining to the pope, contrary to the Roman Catholic dogma of Vatican Council I) and should be studiously avoided by traditional Catholics, as they contain particularly gross errors and even deliberate disinformation.
Also, be careful of books originally published before Vatican II, but "reprinted" afterwards. Almost always, these are not faithful reprints, but "revised" editions not honestly marked as such. For example, Canon Francis Ripley's This is the Faith: A Complete Explanation of the Catholic Faith was originally published in 1951. However, it was "reprinted" with the text being changed to "update" it to practices after Vatican II. This is also the case with many post-Conciliar editions of the Baltimore Catechism, the Catechism of Pope Pius X, and other originally traditional books. Avoid "reprints" and instead secure used copies of the versions published before 1950. When these books are re-titled with Novus Ordo terminology, such as "Extaordinary Rite," it is certain that the content has been "revised" to Novus Ordo standards.
Jose Maria Escriva de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei, anticipated and developed 30 years before Vatican II a revolutionary, new, secular theology of the laity, and accepted the principle of pluralism and indifferentism: a Novus Ordo Seclorum. In 1982 John Paul II created this group as a "personal prelature." Suspiciously, this act occurred in the same year that the wealthy sect allegedly had transferred almost 1,000,000,000 U.S. dollars into the Vatican Bank, bailing it out of an embarrassing bankruptcy.
Although Opus Dei is often described as "conservative," it is a Modernist/Liberalist New Order cult. It is a chameleon organization, being liberal or conservative, whichever benefits its agenda. There are numerous books documenting how it is operated as a cult and how it has harmed its adherents.
Now the anti-Catholic agenda of Opus Dei has been revealed with its sponsorship at its Catholic [Sic] Information Center in Washington, D.C., of notorious Modernist/Liberalist Cokie Roberts, who openly rejects and ridicules traditional Catholic moral teaching on abortion and homosexuality. The TV commentator attacked the partial-birth abortion ban as "cynical game-playing." The Center sponsors a Novus Ordo chapel in conjunction with a bookstore featuring Novus Ordo and Modernist titles.
In the Da Vinci Code book and movie, Opus Dei was portrayed as a radical right-wing vigilante force dispatching assassin monks to liquidate heretics. In fact, Opus Dei is a propagandist for the Modernist/Liberalist principles of the New Order. Is it any wonder that the bookstore features the Harry Potter books, which have no place in a religious bookstore -- unless you consider wicca (witchcraft) a religion! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Washington Times.]
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 "Opus Dei."
Just to let you know that the Novus Ordo is just as corrupt as ever here in New York City, Channel 5 News showed live coverage of the impious Novus Ordo Ash Wednesday, at which two young boyish-looking women with pixie haircuts and wearing black clerical robes, ran around smudging people with ashes. It seems that this is a function no longer reserved in the Novus Ordo even to presbyters (since the New Order doesn't have priests), but to every Thomasina, Dixie, and Harriet that can be dragged into the unsanctuary! Ministresses later served the smudgees Novus Ordo cookies and Kool-Aid at the Mess that followed.
The Irish child-victims of Newchurch bishops and presbyters are calling Benedict-Ratzinger's February 15-16, 2010, powwow in Newrome with the 24 Irish Newbishops a "papal whitewash," "a charade," and "a cynical P.R. exercise." One victim called it "two days of the grandest window-dressing I have ever seen." Benedict-Ratzinger didn't fire any of the Newbishops, including the ones specifically identified in the Irish government's November 26, 2009, Murphy Report, which determined that Newchurch leaders had spent decades "obsessively" protecting child-raping presbyters from the law.
Benedict-Ratzinger, who was Prefect of the Holy Office since 1981 and was appointed Sex Crimes Czar in 2001, did not accept at the powwow any personal responsibility for facilitating his clergy's sex crimes and for the out-of-control lawlessness in Newchurch. He did not even give the Newbishops an instruction to follow the criminal law. In effect, Benedict-Ratzinger showed once again that he is not acting as the pope of the Newchurch of the New Order, which is essentially headless.
The Irish populace and government is becoming more and more outspoken in their denunciation of Benedict-Ratzinger personally, whom they claim "failed to put child protection above protecting the good name" of the criminals in his Newchurch clergy. In Ireland, critics of Benedict-Ratzinger charged that the sex crimes were ultimately caused by Newvatican policies and that the Conciliar popes had thwarted efforts by Irish Newbishops to rein in criminal bishops and presbyters.
One in Four, a Irish child-victims' group, condemned Benedict-Ratzinger for "offering no explanation for the failure of the Vatican and the Papal Nuncio to cooperate with the Murphy Commission." The group went on: "It is deeply insulting to survivors to suggest that they were abused due to failures of faith, rather than because sex offending priests [sic] were moved from parish to parish, and those in authority looked away while further children were sexually abused."
Benedict-Ratzinger's personal nuncio to Ireland, Newcardinal Giuseppi Leanza, sent a letter to the Irish parliament on February 15, 2010, stating that he refused to testify about Newchurch's cover-up of sex crimes by its clergy against children. His refusal produced heavy criticism by the government. Benedict-Ratzinger and Leanza have consistently refused any cooperation with the Irish government to identify and prosecute sex criminals among the Newchurch clergy.
The papal press spokesman, Federico Lombardi, admitted that Benedict-Ratzinger had refused to address the issue of resignations by his Newbishops accused of a systematic cover-up of the sex crimes and beatings against thousands of children, even handicapped children, over a period of the four decades since Vatican II (1962-1965). Lombardi indicated that Benedict-Ratzinger was too busy even to issue a pastoral letter now, but might get around to it before the end of Lent!
The Irish are beginning to call upon Benedict-Ratzinger to act like a pope and say: "I will go to Ireland. I will meet with the victims of institutional and clerical abuse. I will unveil a memorial. I will start a first world conference for victims of this holocaust of institutional and sexual abuse." Instead, the Irish are realizing that he has entirely washed his hands of Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal. One critic said: "He thinks it's okay and that a Lenten pastoral letter is going to help our pain. No, it is not." Andrew Madden, who in 1995 became the first in Ireland to go public with a lawsuit against Newchurch, said submissions made by survivors had been completely ignored during the powwow:
It would appear that self-preservation and damage limitation for the Catholic [sic] Church is still a higher priority for Pope Benedict and the bishops than the concerns and wishes of people who had been sexually abused as children by priests [sic] in the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin over many decades, and that hardly represents change. I can only conclude that the Catholic Church remains a disgraced, discredited organisation that seems to be entirely incapable of responding in any intelligent, meaningful way to the findings of the Ferns, Ryan and Murphy Reports.
Good Catholics, it is no secret that the Newbishops in Ireland were dancing to Newrome's tune in participating in and covering up these sex crimes against children. Benedict-Ratzinger is personally on documentary record as trying to silence victims under threat of Novus Ordo "excommunication" and to move rapists to the next hunting-ground. Benedict-Ratzinger is all talk and no action. He fired not one of 24 bishops implicated in the sex crimes. Benedict-Ratzinger is not just a paper-tiger, but a co-conspirator in the crimes. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Irish Times, Irish Examiner, and the London Telegraph.]
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Matthew Clark, Newchurch bishop of Rochester, New York, has put out a new book, in which he essentially adopts the Protestant teaching of the "priesthood of the laity." In Forward in Hope: Saying Amen to Lay Ecclesial Ministry, Clark lauds the Vatican II-based "lay ministers." Now Protestantized lay lectors, deacons, and ministers are wandering around in virtually every Novus Ordo temple.
The Newchurch of the New Order is in a serious dearth of presbyters. After all, who would want to be a Novus Ordo presbyter when you have to go to a Novus Ordo seminary filled with and run by perverts? When, at the end of this period of indoctrination in the New Order, you can't even celebrate Holy Mass, but only a phony Protestant Novus Ordo service?
Newbishop Clark holds the conversion from presbyters to lay ministers in the New Order to be "inevitable." He is probably right. By the next decade the statistics show that most Novus Ordo presybters will be dead. Traditional Catholicism don't seem to be having any trouble with vocations. More men feel called to the priesthood (as contrasted to the Novus Ordo presbyterate!) than can be accommodated. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Democrat and Chronicle.]
Did you ever wonder what Newchurch does with all the churches that it is closing? In the case of the Newdiocese of Buffalo, New York, 38 of 77 churches have so far been sold off, to pagans and secularist groups. The Newdiocesan spokesman proclaimed proudly: "We've sold to Muslims, we've sold to Buddhists." Another church was sold to Protestants to become a recording studio for heretical programmes. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Plain Dealer.] ]
The reasons that these traditional Catholic churches are being "repurposed," in some cases to paganism, is that, as the Newchurch of the New Order admits:
It is clear now how Benedict-Ratzinger will deal with Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal, particularly as it pertains to the holocaust of his clergy's rapes and assaults of children in Ireland. His No. 2 Man, Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, let the cat out of the bag. On February 15, 2010, Bertone concelebrated a Novus Ordo Mess and concocted a "homily" that was simply a political announcement. It appears that Benedict-Ratzinger, like Pontius Pilate, is going to wash his hands of the whole affair and call on the Irish bishops to admit all the blame, even though they were only doing his bidding and that of his predecessor. Ratzinger has been Newchurch's top official responsible for the crimes since his appointment to that post in 2001 by JPII.
The Mess was one of those rank Novus Ordo affairs with six senior curial officials (Bertone, Re, Levada, Hummes, Rode, Grocholewski, Coccopalmeiro) and the 24 Irish bishops involved in the meetings all stumbling over one another at the altar in St. Peter's Basilica. Immediately after the Mess the 24 Irish bishops were to engage on February 15-16, 2010, in two days of affected hand-wringing about responsibility for the rape and assault of thousands of Newchurch children, many of them handicapped school children. Benedict-Ratzinger himself is supposed to waltz in from time to time ad libitum.
The child-victims are not buying the Newvatican's stage-play. The attorney who brought the first lawsuit in 1995 told the press that he didn't expect that "the pope and the bishops will do what's required or what's right. It's clear that most of Ireland's bishops should go, because they conspired in covering up heinous crimes. Most of them will cling to their positions regardless of the anguish this causes the victims. For the bishops to say that resignations aren't on the agenda just compounds the anger and grief of abuse victims."
Some bishops may resign -- or maybe not. One of the Irish bishops revealed that resignations were not on Benedict-Ratzinger's agenda for the meeting. The child-victims have demanded that the bishops involved in the sex holocaust resign. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Good Catholics, for Benedict-Ratzinger's corrupt Newchurch of the New Order, this is not a question of victimized children or aggrieved parents. It is a matter of ecclesiastical "position." These degenerate Newbishops above all want to keep their positions, their fancy clothes, their expensive mansions, and most of all their power. Well, the Irish populace aren't buying it. Television programs slamming Benedict-Ratzinger for complicity are being aired in Ireland. He is, after all, not the conflicted Pontius Pilate, but evil Caiphas.
Is it permitted to eat chicken on Fridays during Lent?
The Fathers Reply.
The definition of fleshmeat for the Friday abstinence differs somewhat by local custom. In most countries, chicken is considered meat, and eating chicken violates the abstinence as much as a hamburger.
You seem to have the erroneous notion that the Friday abstinence from fleshmeat pertains only to Fridays of Lent. In fact, the Friday abstinence, which goes back to Apostolic times, is a serious covenant for all Catholics pertaining to every Friday of the year (unless a holyday feast falls on a Friday), in recognition of the day that Our Lord died on the cross for us.
As the United States, Ireland, Germany, and Great Britain reel from more and more revelations that Newchurch bishops and presbyters continue to conduct a holocaust of sex crimes against the children under their charge, Benedict-Ratzinger's personal appointee in 2006 as Prefect of Newchurch Clergy, Claudio Hummes, says that the problem is "limited."
Hummes told L'Osservatore Romano, that the rampage of rapes, assaults, and even murders by Newchurch bishops and presbyters, which have been documented to number in the tens of thousands, with more being exposed every day, are "a limited number of cases." Hummes is known as a "moderate on social justice issues." That's for sure! The children sodomized by Newchurch bishops and presbyters certainly haven't gotten any justice from Hummes!
However, even Hummes had to admit that Benedict-Ratzinger and his Newvatican have "kept a very low initial profile with regard to the fallout from the Murphy report." The Murphy Report, issued in November 2009 by the Irish government, documents a holocaust of rapes of Irish children in Newchurch institutions, particularly centered upon handicapped children. Hummes said that Benedict-Ratzinger was going to act on the situation -- by writing a letter! Aggrieved parents denounced Hummes' statements as an attempt to minimize Benedict-Ratzinger's unconscionable participation in abetting and covering up these grotesque crimes and their perpetrators, his Newchurch clergy. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Irish Times.]
Good Catholics, it is long past time that the tens of thousands of fathers of these raped and sodomized should break down the walls of Benedict-Ratzinger's P.R. machine headquartered in Newrome and imposed upon this corrupt pope the penalty that the Lord Whose vicar he claims to be: "a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and he should be drowned in the depth of the sea" (Matthew 18:6/DRV).
A paragon of Modernist duplicity, Benedict-Ratzinger's official Newvatican newspaper has recommended for his Newchurchers not Gregorian chant, Palestrina, or Mozart, but vulgar, even profane, music. Among its Ten Commandments for Good Listening are Thriller by the paedophile Michael Jackson, Dark Side of the Moon by the druggie band Pink Floyd, and Revolver by the prurient Beatles. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the London Times.]
This offal is what Benedict-Ratzinger's L'Osservatore Romano calls a "guide on the road to good [sic] music," "classics [sic] to pack for a desert island." The rest of Newpope's Top Ten are similarly vulgar and profane trash. This is the "traditionalist" pope, the "conservative" pope? Try the "demented" pope!
Recent polls in the United States indicate that a majority of Americans have wised up and now reject Barack Obama's socialistic domestic and erenistic international policies. Is it possible that the same is happening within the Society of St. Pius X: that a majority of its clergy and laity are now coming to reject its Superior General's continuing sellout to Newchurch, its Novus Ordo and "Motu" services, and its decadent morality?
It has taken four years of Benedict-Ratzinger's deceptive tactics to get the SSPX under the Novus Ordo wing, but recently two bishops of the SSPX, Richard Williamson and Tissier de Mallerais, have publicly parted company with Bernie Fellay on the SSPX sellout to the Novus Ordo. Fellay wants to play in Newchurch's sandbox. Williamson and Mallerais seem now to reject this approach -- and Benedict-Ratzinger's Modernistic theology -- publicly. Williamson stated in a recent bulletin:
Alas, Benedict XVI is more Conciliar than he is Catholic. But the Council, putting man before God, constantly undermined the Revealed doctrine of God, or the Faith, in the name of the ecumenical unity of men. That is why Benedict XVI is incapable of grasping, short of a miracle, the significance of [traditional Catholicism's] doctrinal stand. Yet how many Catholics are not liable to be deceived by the smoothness of his transition from much Truth to its undoing?
Perhaps even more telling is SSPX bishop Tissier de Mallerais' admission, after just three months associating with the Newchurch negotiators as head of the SSPX's negotiating committee, that he was deceived about Benedict-Ratzinger's Neo-Modernism:
Benedict XVI frequently calls for a "hermeneutic of continuity", meaning an interpretation of Vatican II and of Catholic Tradition that shows no break, but a continuity between them. After studying the pope's teachings, I now realize that this "hermeneutic" goes further than I originally thought. It means not just a new reading of Faith and Reason, but a new birth of both.
It seems that Tissier has had the same kind of "revelation" that Archbishop Lefebfre, the SSPX's founder had, when he was drawn into then Card. Ratzinger's web of deceit in 1988. Fortunately, the Archbishop's Catholic sense, and he rejected in the end Ratzinger's proposed 1988 sellout document. That document would have required the SSPX to simulate the invalid Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service at various times and places in order to be "in full communion" with the New Order.
Williamson's and Tissier's public whacks against aside Fellay's head could explain why Fellay seems once again to be flipflopping. At a January 8-10, 2010, conference in Paris, France, he responded publicly to criticisms, such as that of this TRADITIO Network, of his negotiations with the Newchurch of the New Order. In essence, he rejected the term, but didn't reject the fact of what he was doing. Fellay's was a ploy typical of his mentor, Prof. Ratzinger: deny reality by getting all balled up in vague terminology and, above all, do not call a spade a spade!
Good Catholics, Bernie Fellay is blowing in the wind, being hung out to dry by more and more of his own clergy, even his bishops, and his laypeople. He can't expel them fast enough now; there are too many! Fellay is, after all, a quintessential bishop of the Vatican II mentality, to deny reality and play both sides of the field. To people like Fellay and Prof. Ratzinger, truth is relative.
Sometimes ignorance of our Catholic mother tongue can cost actual money. Since Hannibal Bugnini and Paul VI started replacing the traditional Latin with vulgar tongues in the once Catholic Church, the classical basis of western and Catholic education was eroded, and more than a generation of students have become dumber and dumber.
A case in point. On the quiz show popular in the United States and the United Kingdom, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, one young contestant ignorant of Latin blew a 125,000-dollars prize because he did not know that the vexillology is the study of flags, vexillum being the Latin word for flag. The young contestant incorrectly thought that the term referred to puzzles. Moreover, if the contestant had even been a traditional Catholic, he would have remembered the Good Friday hymn, Vexilla regis prodeunt, the flags of the king go forth.
As the great Cicero said in a statement often quoted by popes: Non enim tam praeclarum est scire Latine quam turpe nescire. And if you're a traditional Catholic and don't know what that means, get out a Latin primer. If every Jew has to learn Hebrew to be confirmed, you should at least know the rudiments of Latin.
If you thought that Benedict-Ratzinger's, purported "conservativism" has had any effect upon his Newchurch, think again. A new survey by the Novus Ordo Knights of Columbus and Marist College Institute for Public Opinion confirms that 82 per cent -- that's more than four in every five -- Newchurchers between 18 and 29 don't believe in an absolute moral standard. Fornication, drugs, divorce, and sodomy are all moral for them. No wonder the Newchurch of the New Order is sinking like a rock!
"Morals are relative; that is, there is no definite right and wrong for everybody," the young Newchurchers said. Only 18 per cent believe the Catholic doctrine -- for that matter, Natural Law -- that "morals are fixed and based on unchanging standards." No wonder the Newchurch of the New Order is sinking like a rock.
A large majority of the young Newchurchers support drug use, "gay" marriage, homosexual and lesbian sodomy, divorce, embryonic stem-cell research, and fornication. What is even more interesting is the immoral act that young Newchurchers thought to be the worst. Take a guess. No, not murder or terrorism, not the rape and assault of children by their clergy, but -- plagiarism! (Do they not know that the Newchurch St. Martin Luther King received his "doctorate" by plagiarism?) No wonder the Newchurch of the New Order is sinking like a rock.
The young Newchurchers have been so fouled up by the New Order that one in seven don't even believe in God. How these youth can say that their "Catholic faith" is "important" to them and not believe in God is beyond any rationality that we Fathers know of! Well, maybe these young Newchurchers don't consider themselves "Catholic" after all. Sixty-one per cent of them believe that "it is okay for someone of your religion to also practice other religions." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Knights of Columbus.]
Good Catholics, after being corrupted by the Novus Ordo, these Newchurch youth now have, as the literary figure Professor Charles Kingsfield said of his students, "a skullful of mush"! In a 1997 report to the American Newchurch bishops, Archbishop Daniel Buechlein, of Indianapolis, Indiana, reported to the U.S. Conference of Catholic [Sic] Bishops that the Novus Ordo catechism contained "a pattern of doctrinal deficiencies." Twelve years later, the fruits of the corrupt Novus Ordo catechism, Mess, and moral teachings are clear for all to see. The "Unholy Father" might as well close up shop now and save his Newchurchers a lot of hard-earned money that they are pouring into a Novus Ordo institution that is an offense to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
I was speaking with a Novus Ordo presbyter. After a heated discussion about the Newchurch clergy's sex crimes against children, in which he defended the local bishop (crime boss), he began to bemoan the loss of respect for the priesthood [sic] and Newchurch. "Well," I told him, "If you want people to respect you, you and your brethren might consider acting more like the Bride of Christ and less like the Whore of Babylon." The conversation ended very soon thereafter!
Newcardinal Walter Kasper, President of Benedict-Ratzinger's Council for Promoting Christian Unity, has officially proposed the idea of dumping the Vatican II catechism of 1994, originally approved by Newcardinal Josef Ratzinger as head of the Novus Ordo Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in favor of an "oecumenical catechism," now that "forty years of fruitful dialogue" has taken place among Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and members of the Reformed sects.
Kasper said that Benedict-Ratzinger's Oecumenical Council, which he heads, proposes "an oecumenical catechism that would be written in consultation with our partners," those "partners" being the Protestant heretics. Kasper said that the teaching on the sacraments are not a problem. He said that "common agreement" had already been reached by Newchurch with the Protestants on what the installation of presbyters means -- what the Protestants call "ministers" -- since the Novus Ordo dumped the idea of "ordination to the priesthood" with Hannibal Bugnini's Novus Ordo Ordinal of 1968 and now "installs presbyters," who are essentially ministers. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Service.]
As the Scripture says, "Out of the mouth of infants ... thou mayst destroy the enemy..." (Psalms 8:2/DRV). Now the Irish child-victims of sex crimes under Benedict-Ratzinger's watch have written to that Newpope asking him to take responsibility for his cover-up of those crimes by forcing out his Newchurch bishops implicated. Benedict-Ratzinger has taken no action to date, even though the scathing Murphy report from the Irish government was issued almost three months ago, on November 26, 2009.
Benedict-Ratzinger has basically looked the other way while thousands of his bishops and presbyters have assaulted, raped, and even murdered children in a sex-crimes holocaust under Newchurch's charge, and continue to do so unabated. Unlike the Americans, the Irish aren't letting Benedict-Ratzinger get away with it. Benedict-Ratzinger has been in charge of sex crimes now for eight years, first being appointed Sex Crimes Czar by JPII in 2001. The Irish child-victims have demanded an Encyclical Letter from Benedict-Ratzinger "to all people of Ireland, accepting fully the harm" that has been caused by his Newchurch bishops, presbyters, nuns, and brothers. The Irish child-victims have further demanded that he replace immediately any of his Newbishops implicated in withholding evidence from police and transferring paedophiles to other Newchurch parishes.
Good Catholics, if Benedict-Ratzinger did the right thing and did what the child-victims have demanded, Newchurch in Ireland would be rocked to its foundations -- as it should be. Newchurch has become, as the saying is, "the scum of the earth," when its head permits children to be raped and assaulted with hardly a word of censure from "His Unholiness." Is it any wonder that his bishops and presbyters have gotten the message from him, not you criminals are "cast out into the exterior darkness," but "full speed ahead"?!
While Benedict-Ratzinger is trying to claim that Anglican Protestants can be received en masse into the Newchurch of the New Order pretty much intact, the Anglican archbishop of York, England, has taken a much more Catholic position. Archbishop John Sentamu told the British Broadcasting Corporation that any Anglicans who went into Newchurch would not be proper Newchurchers. He said that rather than being allowed to retain their (invalid) Anglican service, if they wanted to be "in full communion" with the Novus Ordo at Newrome, they should follow the same training in the Novus Ordo that non-Anglican converts to the Novus Ordo do. Archbishop Sentamu is actually enunciating the traditional Catholic position on conversion, whereas Benedict-Ratzinger is playing fast and lose -- again -- with Catholic doctrine.
Good Catholics, after all the hoopla about Benedict-Ratzinger's acceptance of Protestant Anglicans being received en masse by his Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus of November 4, 2009, only one group, which had already gone independent from the Anglican synod, the so-called Traditional Anglican Communion, which has few followers in Britain, has so far indicated any interest in converting to the Novus Ordo under Benedict-Ratzinger's Great Anglican Hoax.
It seems to me that by legalizing the "Latin Mass," that is, not the Traditional Latin Mass, but the Conciliar-Bugnini Modernized Mess of 1962, Benedict-Ratzinger was simply trying to control it, preying on the ignorance of the Neo-cons and pseudo-traditionalists, not in any way trying to promote the truly Traditional Latin Mass. In any case, the Novus Ordo doesn't have any priests left, to speak of, who could validly celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass even if Benedict-Ratzinger "approved" it. All Newchurch has now is presbyters, not priests, installed, not ordained, who are given no power to celebrated any valid Mass "for the living and the dead." That power was excised from the Novus Ordo Ordinal of 1968. There is indeed something very odd about this "Latin Mass" arrangement in Newchurch.
The Fathers Reply.
Yes, it is very odd -- actually, it is another shrewd hoax on the part of Benedict-Ratzinger. It is a misconception that Benedict-Ratzinger lifted any "ban" on the Traditional Latin Mass. What he did was to foist off the Conciliar-Bugnini Mess of 1962, which was the Mass of Vatican II as engineered by the chief architect of the invalid Novus Ordo service of 1969 just seven years later. In effect, Benedict-Ratzinger has bamboozled a lot of Neocons and pseudo-traditionalists into accepting a Half Novus Ordo service as a "Latin Mass." And most of them are too dumb to know it. They probably wouldn't even know if it were the Novus Ordo in Latin, which many of these "Latin Masses" in fact are.
We Fathers warned against Ratzinger from the first as being a hoaxster, a Modernist with a few "traditionalist" trappings for effect. He has subsequently confirmed as true every word we said about him. He is certainly in the running as the worst pope in the history of the Church. Just ask the tens of thousands of children in the United States, Germany, England, and around the world who have been raped, assaulted, and even murdered by his bishops and presbyters while the "Unholy Father" stands around, with full power to correct the situation, and does nothing but abet and cover up their crimes, which then, in Catholic theology, become his crimes.
Newchurchers in the United States should be livid against the Newchurch of the New Order, which knowingly shipped to them across the Atlantic Ocean at least one hundred known sex-criminal presbyters. Once these Irish presbyters got onto U.S. territory, they conducted a sex-crime holocaust against American children that now numbers in the thousands. The clueless U.S. Newchurchers, of course, don't have the guts to call a spade a spade and will continue doing obeisance to the Sex-crimes "Czar," since his appointment to that post by JPII in 2001, Card. Ratzinger, who became in his own rite the "Unholy Father" in 2005.
As hard as Benedict-Ratzinger and his Newbishop co-conspirators have tried to cover up this Ireland-United States crime syndicate in Newchurch, a new U.S. group based in Boston, Massachusetts, is bound and determined to expose Newpope's filthy laundry. The group has so far exposed 70 Irish presbyters who were shipped to the United States, where they assaulted more children. When these presbyters were later identified as sex criminals, the Newbishops of the United States did nothing but put them out of sight and out of mind.
It is not mere coincidence that many of the U.S. Newchurch bishops also are Irish or of Irish descent. In fact, one-third of the Newchurch presbyters in the United States came from Ireland. Thus, the whole affair became an Irish Syndicate, an Irish sex-club, where Irish Newchurch bishops covered up their fellow-countrymen's crimes -- and participated in it themselves. The United States was used as a dumping ground for the sex criminals, many of them shipped to the U.S. directly from Irish Novus Ordo seminaries, which were, as the etymology of the word "seminary" implies, literally, "seed-beds" of crime.
The Boston group, Bishop Accountability, which had a bellyful of Newcardinal Bernard Law's criminal complicity in covering up the sex crimes of his clergy, says that by revealing the names of Newchurch's criminal clergy, it hopes to highlight the culture of "outsourcing" known Irish criminal presbyters to the United States. JPII "the Ungreat," far from penalizing Law for his crimes, flew him to Newrome, gave him a diplomatic passport, and showered him with a cushy job and a fancy apartment as archpriest of the Archbasilica of St. Mary Major.
Bishop Accountability's list of Irish criminal exportees, which is growing every day, is partially based upon the Irish government's Ferns, Murphy, and Ryan reports on the rampant criminality in the Newchurch clergy of Ireland. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Irish Tribune.'
Recently our SSPX priest informed us that he was going to be implementing some minor changes in the posture for High Mass at our chapel. The changes would include standing, instead of kneeling, beginning at the Preface until the Sanctus is finished, and also at the Agnus Dei. His purpose was to bring our chapel in conformity with other Society chapels. What is the correct posture for Mass?
The Fathers Reply.
Such postures are not prescribed, but merely follow custom, which frequently differs in minor points from place to place. Those attending a Traditional Latin Mass should follow the custom at their Mass site. For further information, click on "Posture for the Congregation at the Traditional Latin Mass: Low, Missa Cantata, High in the TRADITIO Network's Traditional Latin Mass, Divine Office & Sacraments department.
You could consider how trivial this matter is compared to the fact that this priest is performing the Modernized Conciliar-Bugnini Mess of 1962. What you should really be fighting for is the use of the pre-Bugnini Mass. it seems a feature of the present-day confusion that people fight for over trivial things while ignoring the elephants in the middle of the room: the Novus Ordo, the Church-approved (passively) rape and assault of children. That is what they should be fighting against, not whether you are standing or kneeling while doing it!
Under John XXIII and his predecessors, a general papal audience used to be a serious affair, consisting of a sermon to the faithful in attendance and a devotion, such as the communal recitation of the Angelus, in Latin, the Prayer to the Guardian Angel, in Latin, and the papal benediction, chanted in Latin.
JPII changed all that. The first "Clown Pope" substituted circus acts into the Novus Ordo mockery of a papal audience, and then had the gall to lament that the Newchurchers in attendance were too ignorant to recite even the Pater Noster in the Church's language. And who was responsible for that? The buck stopped with him, who claimed to be the Man in Charge. How is it that these Newchurch Head Bishops always point the finger at others for their own failings? Pretty sick, isn't it?
At the General Papal Audience of February 3, 2010 -- and this is not the first time that he has done this -- Benedict-Ratzinger mocked the Catholic Faith and his office by substituting circus clowns, who performed juggling and acrobatics set to disco music, while Newpope clapped like an idiot. Truly, after two stokes, a heart attack, and a severe knock on the head, the man has reverted his second childhood. This man acts like no pope. And he is certainly is no "traditionalist."
It is hard for me to say that Pope John XXIII was as Modernist as Paul VI, who promulgated so-called "religious liberty" and a Protestantized Novus Ordo Service. Pope John XXIII was orthodox in theology, especially in his 1959 encyclical, Ad Petri cathedram. He also condemned in advance his Novus Ordo successors Paul VI, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI:
All, therefore, who wish to remain Christians must be aware of their serious obligation to avoid those false principles, which Our redecessors, especially Popes Pius XI and Pius XII, have condemned in the past, and which We condemn once again.
Was John XXIII really a Modernist/Liberalist like Paul VI and his successors?
The Fathers Reply.
The conclusion that we Fathers have drawn from considering the evidence over many years is that John XXIII (1958-1963) was substantially traditional. He did make some misjudgments, like calling Vatican II (1962-1965), but that turned out to be not what he had envisioned: a short council of maybe three months, of no doctrinal significance. John XXIII never signed one document of Vatican II. John XXIII did not change any Catholic doctrine, which his successor Paul VI did immediately after his election and never stopped until 1978.
Even the Conciliar-Bugnini Mess of 1962 was not the work of his papacy. John XXIII specifically said that he would approve it only because it was completed under his predecessor, Pius XII. Yes, he did add the patriarch St. Joseph's name to the Sacred Canon of the Mass, and that was wrong, but the evidence clearly indicates that he did it from his lifelong devotion to St. Joseph. He fired the Freemason presbyter, who was the Chief Architect of the Novus Ordo Service of 1969, Hannibal Bugnini, whereas Pius XII and Paul VI hired him. Moreover, in 1962, the Modernists were pushing for far more radical changes in the Holy Mass, and John XXIII turned them down.
One has take note of the fact that, like Pius XII, John XXIII was gravely ill in the last years of his papacy. In this power gap, his lieutenants, some of whom were closet Modernists, took over and highjacked the Council behind the pope's back. The pope's closest friend, Jean Guitton, who was present at his deathbed, reported that the pope's last words were: "Stop the Council! Stop the Council!" Nor have we seen any convincing evidence of the old internet-bandied chestnut about John XXIII being a "Mason." If he was, he certainly didn't act like one!
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.
Not to loose track of the embezzlement side of Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal, a presbyter in Sydney, Australia, has come up with a new scan: fake cancer and take a trip to France. And your Newchurch bishop won't touch you!
Presbyter Richard Abourjaily told his congregation that he had cancer in order to scam money from them. You'd think that his Newchurch bishop would expel him from the presbyterate, but, no, Abourjaily is back in the saddle, "in good standing" with Newchurch. Just like one of Newchurch's sex criminals, Abourjaily was merely transferred by Sydney's "conservative" Newcardinal, George Pell, from Sydney to Perth. Newchurch has learned nothing about morality as a result of its continuing Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal. It is engaging in exactly the same corrupt practices that has forced it to pay out billions of U.S. dollars in damages, to declare bankruptcy, and to close over half of its church buildings.
The ironic thing about this incident is that Abourjaily is not new to lies and embezzlement. He has pulled the same thing before. He attended the Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) Seminary in Lincoln, Nebraska, a "Motu" organization, where he bamboozled the Motarians there with similar lies. Presbyter John Flader, Abourjaily's Newchurch "spiritual advisor," said that Abourjaily would not tell a lie for a third time. Flader cluelessly tried to pass off Abourjaily's action as an innocuous "lie." No: Abourjaily engaged in despicable sacrilege and fraud. He is not worthy even to be a Novus Ordo presbyter. If Newchurch had any justice left, it would bind Abourjaily's hands and feet, an cast him out into the exterior darkness, where he could spend the rest of his days weeping and gnashing his teeth (Matthew 22:13/DRV).
One diocesan presbyter, however, was livid that Abourjaily got off. He said: "What other victims will he now seduce? Why does the Church just cover up scandal and just move priests [sic] about? Have we learnt nothing from the sex abuse scandals? Why wasn't he dismissed from the clerical state and sacked from the priesthood altogether?" [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Sydney Morning Herald.]
Police Chief Jerry Matysik, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, charged Newchurch archbishop Jerome Listecki, now of Milwaukee, with lying before the State Senate Judiciary Committee on January 12, 2010, about his policy against reporting sex crimes in Listecki's former Newchurch diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin in 2004 to 2009.
Chief Matysik said that Listeck lied about the policy, "still covers up child rapists," and opposes new legislation that would make it easier to prosecute child rapists. The chief advocates direct notification by the child-victims to the police. "Archbishop Listecki appears more interested in protecting the organization than he is in protecting children," said Chief Matysik. Listecki was mute in response to the chief's charges. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.]
While in Rome for their quinquennial ad limina report to Newpope, English and Welsh Newbishops desecrated the Capella dei Magi (Chapel of the Magi), in which John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890), the great writer, philosopher, theologian, orator, and convert had been ordained to the traditional Catholic priesthood. Committing the concelebrated Novus Ordo sacrilege on February 3, 2010, were Newarchbishop Vincent Nichols, of Westminster (head of the Bishops' Conference), Newcardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, and Newcardinal Ivan Dias (head of the Congregration for the Evangelization of Peoples). [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Agenzia Fides and the Catholic Communications Network.]
Good Catholics, Newman suffered much to become a Catholic. As a Protestant Anglican in the conservative Oxford Movement, he was ostracized by the Anglicans when he finally rejected their invalid "Mess" and converted to Catholicism. He wrote much about how hateful his former Anglican friends were to him after his conversion to the true Faith. From his own words Newman, after his conversion, demonstrated a love of the Holy Catholic Mass that he never expressed for the invalid Protestant Anglican service:
To me nothing is so consoling, so piercing, so thrilling, so overcoming as the Mass, said as it is among us. I could attend Masses forever and not be tired. It is not a mere form of words, it is a great action, the greatest action that can be on earth. It is not the invocation merely, but, if I dare use the word, the evocation of the Eternal. He becomes present on the altar in flesh and blood, before whom angels bow and devils tremble. This is that awful event which is the scope, and the interpretation, of every part of the solemnity. Words are necessary, but as means, not as ends; they are not mere addresses to the throne of grace, they are instruments of what is higher, of consecration, of sacrifice....
Each in his own place, with his own heart, with his own wants, with his own thoughts, with his own intentions, with his own prayers, separate but concordant, watching what is going on, watching its progress, uniting in its consummation; not painfully and hopelessly following a hard form of prayer from beginning to end, but like a concert of musical instruments, each different but concurring in a sweet harmony, we take our part with God's priest supporting him yet guided by him.... And the great Action is the measure and the scope of it. (Loss and Gain, 1845)
My question is about cannabis. I've head a lot about "intoxication" being a sin, but wine was the chosen Sacrament at the Last Supper, so that doesn't make sense to me. God made everything, so he made cannabis, didn't he?
The Fathers Reply.
Wine is not an intoxicating beverage when drunk in moderation. St. Paul even recommends it to his fellow bishop Timothy: "Use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thy frequent infirmities" (1 Timothy 5:23/DRV). In this, St. Paul seems to be well ahead of his time, as modern doctors also recommend wine as a healthful food, in moderation. There are many complex antioxidants and phytonutrients in wine that protect the heart and brain, in moderation.
Cannabis presents a different case. Modern doctors indicate that cannabis has a harmful effect upon the body, like cigarettes, even in small quantities. Therefore, you are dealing with the Fifth Commandment. By the principle of the greater evil, for example where the harm might be outweighed by some medical benefit, such as a pallative for advanced cancer, one could justify its use, but not as a general principle.
One cannot excuse the use of a substance because "God made it." There are many substances in nature that are poisonous to man (e.g., a toadstool), but they obviously have their proper role in the larger picture. That is why God gave man the gift of reason, so that man could avoid the things that are harmful to him.
Unlike the Americans, the Irish are not letting Benedict-Ratzinger get off scot free for heading his Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal. Irish television has aired a documentary on Benedict-Ratzinger's personal complicity in the worldwide sex-crimes holocaust against children, which has devastated Newchurch and its schools in Ireland. On February 4, 2010, Benedict-Ratzinger's Papal Nuncio, Newarchbishop Giuseppe Leanza, was summoned to answer charges contained in the Murphy Report before the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Irish Parliament. The government's Murphy Report, issued in November 2009, detailed an horrendous pattern of Newchurch sex crimes against children under their charge in Dublin, particularly handicapped children.
It is not known when last, if ever, a pope's nuncio has been summoned to answer charges before the Irish parliament. The Committee wants to grill the nuncio about why Benedict-Ratzinger did not respond directly to the Murphy Commission when the Commission requested information relevant to its work, but did everything he could not to block the investigation of Newchurch bishops' and presbyters' rampant sex crimes against children. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Irish Catholic.]
Good Catholics, Benedict-Ratzinger should be embarrassed to have come up with his specious excuse that he was not going to cooperate in the discovery of just which of his bishops and presbyters are sex criminals, because the Commission didn't "go through the proper channels," whatever hurdles they might be. If Benedict-Ratzinger had any Catholic morality, he would have personally carried all the relevant Church records to Ireland himself, to product the children whose "Holy Father" he claims to be. In fact, he has abandoned all right to the title "Holy Father." He will be to history the first pope known as the "Unholy Father," the father who aided and abetted his bishops and presbyters in sexually assaulting, raping, and even murdering his children.
The head of the largest Newchruch archdiocese in the United States faced a five-hour deposition in January 2010, described as "grueling," in which he was forced, under oath, to answer questions about his knowledge of his presbyters who are sex criminals and his own attempts to obstruct justice by preventing information on their crimes from reaching the police. So devastating was the deposition that Mahony's normally loquacious spokesman, Tod Tamberg, refused to answer any questions about it.
The Cable News Network (CNN) reported in 2009 that the U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles had launched a federal grand jury investigation to determine whether Mahony violated the law in his response to the assault and rape of children by his presbyters. Sources close to the investigation told CNN that Michael Baker, one of Mahony's presbyters, who was convicted in 2007 of sex crimes against children and is now serving a ten-year prison sentence, admitted to Mahony in 1986 that he was guilty and should be turned over to the authorities. Mahony, however, transferred Baker from Newparish to Newparish without telling the Newparishoners that Baker was a risk for raping their children.
Although Mahony has publicly denied the charges, his No. 2 man, Monsignor Richard Loomis, Mahony's archdiocesan Vicar for Clergy, swore under oath that he himself had written a memorandum in 2000 advising Mahony that he must inform police about Baker. Msgr. Loomis swore that Mahony, in response, directed him not to report the crimes to police. In 2007 Mahony paid out 600,000,000 U.S. dollars to pay damages to 508 children who claimed that they had been raped and assaulted by Mahony's presbyters. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by CNN.]
The SSPX's Superior General, Bernie Fellay, has learned much from his Novus Ordo master, Benedict-Ratzinger, one of the Fathers of Neo-modernism at Vatican II. These two henchmen, like many corrupt modern leaders, echo the sentiments of a popular television anti-hero: "There are no facts any more, just good and bad fiction."
After all, Benedict-Ratzinger is the world's master spin-doctor, pretending to be a virtuous man in white, whereas in reality he has been one of the most immoral, blackest popes in the history of the Church, presiding over his now eight-year-long support and cover-up of the rape, assault, and even murder of children by his personal agents, the bishops and presbyters of his Newchurch. And Fellay now imitates his Novus Ordo master in denying the reality and playing spin-doctor to a degree that even Benedict-Ratzinger must admire!
At an SSPX propaganda conference, held January 8-10, 2010, in Paris, France, Fellay denied outright the fact that he had personally appointed on October 15, 2009, four representatives to negotiate a sellout of the SSPX to Newrome. One of these representatives, Patrice de la Roche, was instrumental in negotiating the sellout of the SSPX in a protocol that the SSPX founder, Archbishop Lefebvre, rejected on May 6, 1988. Among other things, the sellout protocol would have forced the SSPX to simulate a Novus Ordo service at its principal church in Paris.
At his propaganda conference Fellay tried to deny the reality of what he and the SSPX are participating in at Newrome. "Please, let us not use the word negotiations; it completely misses the point. This has nothing to do with negotiating, bargaining—nothing at all. For us, we must really see this opportunity for the discussions with Rome." Now, what "Rome" is this to which Fellay is referring. Why, it is the very "Modernist Rome" that Archbishop Lefebvre denounced as "not Catholic," affiliated with the Modernist pope, Benedict-Ratzinger, whom the Archbishop, who knew him personally for many years, denounced as "not a Catholic." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Communication Agency of the Society of St. Pius X.]
Fellay has already accepted without question and ordered Te Deums sung to the bastardized Conciliar-Bugnini Mess of 1962, fabricated by the same Freemason presbyter, Hannibal Bugnini, who just seven years later rolled out to Newchurches around the world the invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Novus Ordo Mess. Fellay has accepted without question his "communion" with the Novus Ordo sect on January 21, 2010. Fellay has even publicly stated that he is willing to accept all of the heretical doctrines of Vatican II, as long as they can be given a traditional "spin" to fool his SSPXers.
Archbishop Lefebvre, on the contrary, would have nothing to do with the Novus Ordo sect, which he condemned as heretical and not Catholic. One can only imagine what fire and brimstone the Archbishop would have hurled against Benedict-Ratzinger, had the former lived long enough to see the latter's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal. As far as we Fathers know, Bernie Fellay has not uttered one word of condemnation against Benedict-Ratzinger for heading one of the most immoral papal regimes in the history of the Church, so black that he has done virtually nothing to stop his perverted bishops and presbyters from raping and assaulting tens of thousands of children, including the blind, the deaf, the mute, and the handicapped placed in his charge. The New "Church of Love" that Benedict-Ratzinger heads certainly involves a kind of "love" entirely different from what Our Lord taught!
Good Catholics, what is the reality? Fellay himself has admitted publicly on many occasions that he is negotiating for full entry into Newchurch. He has even spoken of dumping Archbishop Lefebvre's Society of St. Pius X to become under the Novus Ordo sect the "Apostolic Administration of Saint Savior." If he weren't in fact negotiating, Fellay would do what his consecrating bishop and the founder of his organization did: stay away from the Novus Ordo sect and its officers entirely. Instead, Fellay, like a junkie, has got to have his Novus Ordo "fix"!
The Newchurch diocese of Burlington, Vermont, and its bishop Salvatore Matano have been forced by the Vermont State Supreme Court to sell its palatial headquarters of 130,000 square metres and other properties to pay damages to children raped and assaulted by its diocesan presbyters. Three past juries have found the diocese negligent in supervising its criminal clergy and have already found the diocese liable for nearly 15,000,000 U.S. dollars. Twenty-five more altar-boys have now instituted new suits against the diocese for its complicity in sex crimes against them.
Victims' representatives are having none of Newbishop Matano's duplicity. "This is a fairly common maneuver by Church officials, as clergy sex abuse and cover-up cases near resolution: to plead poverty, hoping to win public sympathy and persuade victims to settle cheaply." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the [Rutland Herald and the Burlington Free Press]
Just as the TRADITIO Network predicted, Benedict-Ratzinger, who has been criminally negligent in doing anything about meting out justice to his criminal bishops and presbyters, has been hit in recent weeks by an ever-increasing spiral of sex crimes.
The spread of Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal to Germany, already reported in these Daily Commentaries from the TRADITIO Fathers, appears to be only the tip of the iceberg. Twenty more child-victims have come forward in Germany to implicate Newchurch presbyters, in league with the hierarchy of the Novus Ordo Jesuits. The Newchurch presbyters, in filling their various positions over the years, have travelled far abroad and have had contact with thousands of children. Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal has now gained "legs," implicating not only the United States, but Ireland, Germany, South America -- and now England.
In the biggest historical sex-crimes case against Newchurch in England, a British court has ordered in the Middlesborough diocese, headed by Terence Drainey, a personal appointee of Benedict-Ratzinger, to pay 13,000,000 U.S. dollars in damages for running a children's home at which Newchurch presbyters assaulted and raped the children, aged between 10 and 16, at will, while the Novus Ordo hierarchy stood by and did nothing. 142 child-victims have already been identified at the St. Williams Community Home in Market Weighton, near York. The former Brother Principal at the home run by the De La Salle Christian Brothers was convicted of assaulting 22 children in the home and is now serving a 14-year prison sentence.
Newchurch is now reeling with a European nightmare on their hands. It was easier for Benedict-Ratzinger to blow off those Americans across the Atlantic Ocean, but now the scandal sits squarely on his own continent. As yet, following his practice since 2001 of just ignoring the serious crimes being perpetrated by his clergy, Benedict-Ratzinger has so far remained silent about the new scandals revealed in Germany and England on his watch. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Hull Daily Mail and the Yorkshire Post.]
I am terribly concerned that since Newchurch uses an invalid rite of ordination, and only a few bishops retain the true Faith and perform valid ordinations, will the Church lose the Apostolic succession? How will a faithful remnant that does not have a pope, cardinals, or, with few exceptions, any bishops remaining faithful to the true Sacraments be able to continue the Church at all?
The Fathers Reply.
You have to have more confidence in Christ and worry less! St. Paul told you exactly what you must do: "Therefore, brethren, stand fast: and hold the traditions that you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle" (2 Thessalonians 2:14/DRV). As to the Church, Christ will take care that, as He promised he would.
Most Catholics, even traditional Catholics are unaware that there have been periods in the Church when there was no pope, or when even the Saints couldn't agree on who the pope was, as in the Great Western Schism of the 14th and 15th centuries (1378-1417). So that has never been the most critical issue. Cardinals are ecclesiastical creations, so their presence or absence is not an essential concern. As to bishops, St. Jerome, the Great Father and Doctor of the Church, tells us that in the fourth century, four out of five bishops were Arian heretics (and one or two popes of that period were probably were so as well).
At the present time there are a number of traditional bishops and true priests, more than adequate to serve the number of truly-faithful Catholics. If that number were to increase, no doubt Christ would see to it that they would have priests and bishops. The real problem of our times is not the number of traditional bishops and priests, but the deficient number of truly-faithful Catholics. If there were more truly-faithful Catholics, the Mass sites of the traditional bishops and priests whom Christ has provided to His Church would be filled to overflowing. They are not. This is where you should place your concern. "But yet the Son of Man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?" (Luke 18:8/DRV).
Will the real Saint please stand up? In what has got to be one of the most bizarre episodes in Newchurch annals, an "apparition" of JPII told a pregnant cancer-stricken woman that he is powerless to save her. He told her husband to pray not to him, but to Pope Pius XII. Was an "apparition" of the Conciliar pope a heaven-sent message to reveal that Newchurch is a powerless fraud?
On January 19, 2010, a tribunal in the Newchurch archdiocese of Sorrento-Castellammare di Stabia, Italy, revealed to the public that it is investigating a possible miracle attributed to Pope Pius XII. In 2005 a teacher of 31 years of age, expecting her third child, was diagnosed with cancer. Not only was her own health in danger, but that of her unborn child as well.
The woman's husband first prayed for the intercession of JPII. Before long, revealed the husband, JPII appeared to him in a dream. "He had a serious face. He said to me, 'I can't do anything, you must pray to this other priest,'" and showed him a picture of Pope Pius XII. The husband immediately prayed to Pope Pius XII, and after her very first treatments, his wife was declared free of the cancer. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
On December 15, 2009, Benedict-Ratzinger appointed William Medley as Newchurch bishop of Owensboro, Kentucky. Now it has been discovered that when Medley served as the Louisville Newarchdiocese's director of clergy personnel from 1989 to 1993, he transferred five presbyters credibly accused of sex crimes to other positions. Two of these presbyters were ultimately jailed for their sex crimes. Ten years later, Newchurch admitted that its five presbyters had committed sex crimes and finally got around to removing them from ministries.
Medley now conveniently says that he "doesn't remember." Apparently, his cover-up of presbyter sex criminals was so common that he has forgotten all about it! But internal Newarchdiocese documents released in court proceedings show that Benedict-Ratzinger's personal appointee for Newchurch archbishop helped to carry out the cover-up.
Medley said he "truly did not have responsibility" for handling sexual crimes, but church records show that contention to be a lie: he was regularly involved in and informed of such cases. Medley transferred the known presbyter sex criminals priests to other assignments. It then took a decade before Newchurch got off its derriere and removed them. The records show no evidence that Medley informed police of what he knew. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Courier Journal.]
Good Catholics, Benedict-Ratzinger's Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal is just getting worse and worse. It is far from over. Now he is appointing his co-conspirators in the cover-up of sex crimes against children to become the new generation of Newbishops. How immoral can Benedict-Ratzinger get before his own Newchurchers throw him in the Tiber once and for all?!
Anglican Archbishop John Hepworth, head of the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC), on January 29, 2010, reported substantial progress toward the goal of entering into league with the Newchurch of the New Order. Hepworth told the press that Benedict-Ratzinger is not asking his group to become Roman Catholic, but only "Anglican Catholic." Hepworth further admitted that Benedict-Ratzinger had devised a scheme whereby Anglican ministers and bishops would be "conditionally re-ordained."
Benedict-Ratzinger's Great Anglican Hoax was fully substantiated by Hepworth's mention of "Anglican Catholics." "Anglican Catholics" is the word used by Protestant Anglican heretics in the Oxford (conservative Anglican) Movement of the 19th century. John Henry Cardinal Newman was that movement's best-known proponent, but in 1844, Newman completely rejected the false notion of "Anglican Catholicism" and converted to the Roman Catholic Faith. "Anglican Catholics" are heretics, and nothing Benedict-Ratzinger does can can change that.
Pope Leo XIII's Papal Bull, Apostolicae Curae, of September 18, 1896, declared that by reason of both defect of form (rite) and intention: "Wherefore, strictly adhering in this matter to the decrees of the Pontiffs Our Predecessors, and confirming them most fully, and, as it were, renewing them by Our authority, of Our own motion and certain knowledge, We pronounce and declare that ordinations carried out according to the Anglican rite have been and are absolutely null and void."
The so-called "conditional re-ordination" of Anglican ministers is a hoax being perpetrated by Benedict-Ratzinger. Pope Leo specifically condemned it. Anglican "orders" are invalid; therefore, you can't "conditionally" make what is invalid valid. You have to start absolutely de novo. Any Anglican ministers truly wishing to convert to the Roman Catholic Faith would have to restart a period of years of testing their vocation and learning the true Faith and its practice. You can't just flip a Protestant minister like a light-switch and turn him into a Catholic priest.
But even more to the point, the Protestant Anglicans are going to be "fixed" under to Hannibal Bugnini's Protestantized New Ordinal, which the Novus Ordo has used since 1968. It is ironic that Bugnini's invalid ordinal, which rejected the traditional Catholic rites of ordination and consecration, is based on -- you guessed it -- the heretical Protestant Anglican ordinal itself! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]
When are you considered late for Mass? If you are late for Mass, should you receive Communion?
The Fathers Reply.
You are considered late if you arrive after Holy Mass begins. The faithful do not speak of "obligation" or play Pharasaical games about how late is late. We Catholics love the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and want to be there to give glory to God -- for the whole time. Occasionally, one might be inadvertently late (because of a flat tire, traffic accident, etc.), but, otherwise, leaving a little earlier would have remedied the lateness. If you were invited for dinner at the White House, you wouldn't dare be late. How much the more so should you not be late at the Eucharistic altar of the King of Kings!
In addition, even too many traditional Catholics receive Holy Communion unprepared. The Church encourages the faithful to arrive early and to prepare themselves with prayer and meditation for the Mass to follow. Would you arrive late for a dinner to which you are invited and then proceed to gobble down the courses that you missed so that you could keep up with the rest of the diners? If you don't have time to prepare properly, you should refrain from Communion so as not to commit sacrilege against the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Sacrilege against the Blessed Sacrament is characteristic of the Novus Ordo, not traditional Catholicism. Perhaps that is why Almighty God has allowed It to be taken from them, leaving them to gobble up only their invalid cookie and slurp up their unCatholic Kool-aid.
The German weekly, Der Spiegel, one of Europe's largest-circulating periodicals, reported on February 1, 2010, that the SSPX's senior bishop, Richard Williamson, age 69, has had Parkinson's Disease for several years and cites this disease as a possible explanation for his "moody and unpredictable behavior." Parkinson's Disease also enfeebled and eventually killed Newpope JPII. The periodical's source for this information was apparently Niklaus Pflueger, SSPX Superior General Bernie Fellay's First Assistant, who called Williamson a "ticking time-bomb." Fellay himself told Der Spiegel: "We have lost one of our four bishops."
Williamson faces trial on April 16, 2010, in a German court for "inciting racial hatred," in that he expressed a controversial view on a disputed matter of secular history. Although it is not certain whether he will personally travel to Regensburg for the trail, he has assembled a powerful legal time to defend him.
Der Spiegel speculates that Fellay and Benedict-Ratzinger are living in fear of the outspoken Williamson's disaffiliating from the Society of St. Pius X and going independent. Williamson is already outside of Benedict-Ratzinger's control. If he leaves the SSPX, he will no longer be even under the control of Fellay, who is now serving as Benedict-Ratzinger's hatchetman in keeping Williamson under virtual house-arrest. An independent Williamson could then form a truly traditional movement, for which he has the power to ordain traditional priests and consecrate traditional bishops. In fear of this possibility, Benedict-Ratzinger and Fellay have left Williamson alone, beyond his house-arrest.
An unconfirmed report indicates that on January 20, 2010, laymen from the Society of St. Pius X organized a protest against an oecumenical "Motu" Mess staged by the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), a "Motu" group, at its chapel of St. Peter the Apostle in Guadalajara. Others say that the Mass was for "Church unity." The SSPX laymen were reported to have spray-painted the walls around the chapel with Ecumenismo no! Judas!
Good Catholics, if this report is true, it is further confirmation that the SSPX is deeply divided over the issue of selling out Archbishop Lefebvre's SSPX to Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch of the New Order. SSPX Superior General Bernie Fellay, in order to lie in the bosom of Benedict-Ratzinger and his Newchurch, can try to downplay the division in his Neo-SSPX between the Lefebvrites, who remain true to the anti-Newchurch principles of Archbishop Lefebvre, and his own Fellayites, who back Fellay's sellout to Newchurch, but it won't wash. Fellay's sellout policy is now too obvious to the world to deny -- as well as to his own SSPXers.
On January 28, 2010, 284 Newchurch parishioners in Camden, Jersey, sued their bishop, Joseph Galante, for fraud. Galante perpetrated a fraud on them that commonly goes on now in the Newchurch of the New Order. He announced a grand building project for the parish, sought donations for the project, and then, when he raked in 1,400,000 U.S. dollars for his scheme, he shut down the parish and shipped the parishioners off to a facility in a different town.
The parishioners are livid and are demanding their 1,400,00 dollars back -- with interest. They claim that Galante perpetrated a fraud because he knew, when he was asking them for donations, that he would shortly close the parish. The parishioners' attorney castigated Galante's moral corruption: "Prior to the start of construction, he [Galante] had an obligation to tell the parish to [suspend the campaign] until he decided what he was doing with the parish." Galante was so dumbfounded that his fraud was exposed by his parishioners that he couldn't even issue a response. But the mute Galante was not so mute in court. He tried to quash his parishioners' lawsuit, but the court ruled against him and directed that the suit proceed.
Galante announced in April 2008 that he was shutting down over half of his parishes because nobody wants to be a Novus Ordo presbyter. And with good reason, since Novus Ordo seminaries have been exposed as little more than homosexual brothels and most Newchurch clergy have been exposed as sex criminals, or aiders, abetters, and/or suborners thereof.
The parishioners, who had hoped to get some justice from Benedict-Ratzinger have already been foiled by that co-conspirator. His Congregation of the Clergy, to whom the parishioners had appealed against Galante, has already ruled in favor of the fraudulent bishop! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Courier Post.]
Good Catholics, Newchurch is in a moral abyss. Benedict-Ratzinger won't lift a finger against his corrupt presbyters and bishops. Sex crimes and embezzlement are worse under his regime than they were under JPII "the Ungreat" because the Newchurch clergy knows that Benedict-Ratzinger will not hold them accountable for their crimes. In that context, one can praise the guts of the parishioners for suing their bishop for his fraud. But the real question is: why did they give the money to a corrupt Newchurch bishop in the first place?
An elite Newchurch school in Germany run by Jesuits has been charged with sex crimes against 13-year-old students perpetrated over a number of years by Jesuit presbyters. The director of Canisius-Kolleg admitted in a public letter on January 28, 2010, that the school's authorities had suborned the sex crimes by "looking the other way."
As shocking as these revelations were, they are merely the tip of the iceberg. According to the widely-circulating German weekly, Der Spiegel, at least 94 presbyters in Germany have been identified as sex criminals just since 1995.
To date, Germany has so far not been charged with the vast network of sex crimes by Newchurch clergy and their subornation by corrupt Newchurch bishops that the United States and Ireland have been charged with, but that has now changed. [Some information for this report was contributed by the Associated Press.]
SSPX's senior bishop, Richard Williamson, was summoned on January 27, 2010, by a German court to stand trial for "inciting racial hatred" by downplaying the extent of the "holocaust" in an interview on German soil. The court sits in Regensburg (Ratisbon), Germany, in the Bavaria district where Benedict-Ratzinger was born. Trial is set for April 16, 2010. Williamson is not required to be personally present; he may be tried in absentia.
Initially, the court fined Williamson 17,000 U.S. dollars for what he said in on a disputed matter of secular history in an interview that he gave to Swedish Public Television, which filmed the interview at the SSPX's seminary near Regensburg. Williamson mentioned, in response to a question by the interviewer, that as far as he had studied the evidence, he thought that between 200,000 and 300,000 Jews had perished in Nazi concentration camps, a number that is considerably less than the number proposed by Jewish radical groups in recent years. "Holocaust-denial" (which is not even what Williamson did) is a criminal offense in Germany. Williamson appealed against the fine; thus, the case will come to trial.
Three witnesses, journalists from Sweden who interviewed Williamson, have been asked to take the stand. The fine already issued against Williamson could be changed at trial, he could be acquitted, or he could be sentenced to jail. Williamson has appealed the fine on the grounds that he made every effort to ensure that the interview was not published in Germany. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Deutsche Welle.]
What has happened to the defender of the traditional Faith who chastised Liberalism, the Masonic order, and the New World Order so many times from the pulpit, on tapes, and in writing? The present leader of the SSPX, Bernie Fellay, is busy making deals with Newrome, while Williamson is vegetating away every day in some remote gaol in merry olde England. The congregation of the Society of St. Pius X needs Williamson's guidance to restore the principles of its founder, Archbishop Lefebvre, and to continue Lefebvre's work. What has happened to the vociferous priest who made so many audio tapes such as "Faith Built On Rock," "Where Is Our Heart?," "Priestly Humility," "Trust In God," and "Life Is Short & Eternity Is Long," to name but a few?
Fellay is moving SSPX priest-presbyters around the world as if they were pieces on a chessboard. Those who are principled and brave enough to tell us that they would never sell out to the Novus Ordo are suddenly no longer around, expelled from the SSPX or transferred against their will to some remote outpost and replaced with some mealy-mouthed robot who drinks Fellay's Kool-aid.
Bishop Williamson, will you please come out of hiding and show us that you have the intestinal fortitude to head up a new traditional Catholic organization, one that truly is pre-Vatican II?