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A Catholic publisher here in France has announced that in 2011, which marks the 20th anniversary of the death of the founder of the SSPX, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, it is publishing the unexpurgated sermons of the Archbishop in three volumes in his original French. The publisher states that "the text of the sermons is fully compliant with the words of Archbishop Lefebvre and has not been censored or modified at all." The publisher further states that the Archbishop's brother Joseph and a sister, Mrs. Toulemonde, both still living, have signed with the publisher a formal agreement approving the publication of the sermons of their brother bishop.
Apparently, not even the approval of the Archbishop's family is enough for Bernie Fellay, who is bound and determined to suppress the publication of the Archbishop's unexpurgated words, even though the Archbishop is the founder of the SSPX and consecrated Fellay as one of four bishops for the SSPX. This anti-Lefevrite attitude on the part of Fellay is just further evidence that he no longer heads the original Society of St. Pius X, but some kind of a "Neo-SSPX" of his own making.
Fellay's position has become totally compromised by his continuing efforts to sell out what is left of the SSPX to the Newchurch of Benedict-Ratzinger. Incredibly, Fellay claims that he, and he alone, is the owner of even the public sermons of the archbishop and may censor the sermons at his pleasure. He has sent threats to two French religious news agencies that published the public sermons of the Archbishop.
Fellay is reported to be trying to censor some 200 sermons that the Archbishop gave in public. It is well known that the Archbishop did not believe the Newchurch of the New Order to be the Catholic Church and that he did not regard Josef Ratzinger, whom he knew intimately as a Newchurch cardinal, to be a Catholic. Many Catholic faithful in France, who knew the Archbishop well when his was alive, believe that the Archbishop eschewed any copyright of his works, but rather wanted them to be distributed as widely as possible, as their goal was to save souls.
More and more SSPX clergy and laity here, especially the younger generation, are openly speculating about whether Fellay has been lying to them from the beginning and whether he has ever really been loyal to the SSPX's founder, the many who consecrated him.
At one time the Jesuits were noted for their devotion to the Catholic Faith. One thinks of St. Isaac Jogues, St. John de Brebeuf, and their companions, who suffered martyrdom for the Faith at the hands of the savage Indians of North America. All that changed, however, with the advent of the Newchurch of the New Order after the Modernist Vatican II Council (1962-1965). Now Jesuit presbyters rape Indian children like the savage Indians of centuries past.
Clarita Vargas was such a victim of the Newjesuit presbyters. She was sent to an Newjesuit-run Indian boarding school not long after Vatican II. There she was one of many victims of paedophile presbyters. On March 19, 2011, she, as well as several hundreds of other Indians, got justice -- not at the hands of the Newchurch that raped her, which has allowed the rapes to continue -- but from the secular courts, which ordered that the Newjesuits of the Pacific Northwest pay 166,100,000 dollars to the victims of Newchurch schools in the Pacific Northwest. The order was the third-largest damage award yet against Newchurch in its Great Sex & Embezzlement Scandal, presided over, for the most part, by Newcardinal Josef Ratzinger, then Newpope Benedict. The damages were exceeded only by those adjudged against Roger "Rogue" Mahony, the Newcardinal of Los Angeles, California (660,000,000 dollars to 508 victims) and Newbishop Robert "Renegade" Brom, of San Diego, California (198,000,000 to 144 victims).
Vargas's story exemplified the experience of the child-victims under the hands of the Newjesuit presbyters. She was raped from the age of 6 or 7, and she was told by the Jesuit presbyters "to obey the priest [sic] who was abusing her or forfeit the chance to go to heaven." That statement is so horrific and sacrilegious that to any such presbyter shold be applied the punishment Christ prescribed (Matthew 18:6/DRV): "a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea."
The Newjesuit order, called the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, has been accused of using its schools in remote villages and on reservations as dumping grounds for known paedophile presbyters to perpetrate their predations upon innocent children. The rampant crimes were perpetrated in the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. As a result of its crimes, the Newjesuit province has been bankrupted. As it should be, and their very existence voided as a criminal syndicate worse than the Mafia. At least the Mafia had unbreakable rules against molesting women and children. The Newjesuits didn't. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Good Catholics, the court found that not only have not all the child-victims yet come forward but also that the pattern of sexual assault by presbyters upon children continues. The court couldn't get at the pervert Novus Ordo presbyters themselves because the statute of limitations in Washington is too restrictive. A bill currently before the Washington State legislature would remove that statute of limitations altogether. Deo volente, that bill will pass, and then the millstones can be prepared!
With all the Newvatican-staged hoopla over the release of Benedict-Ratzinger's Jesus of Nazareth: Volume II, on March 9, 2011, his bosom buddy Hans Kung's book, Can the Church Still Be Saved?, issued in the same week, was overshadowed. But Hans Kung and Benedict-Ratzinger have much in common between them, not only their Modernist books.
Both Kung and Ratzinger were declared suspect theologically. Josef Ratzinger, later Benedict XVI, was declared under suspicion of heresy by Pope Pius XII and the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office. His book, Introduction to Christianity, was banned because of heresy by Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski, Primate of Poland. Hans Kung, whose license to teach theology was revoked by Paul VI, later joined the Freemasons and excommunicated himself. Yet Benedict-Ratzinger still invites Kung for summer holidays with him at his papal palace in Castel Gandolfo.
Both Kung and Ratzinger taught at the same at the secular University of Tügingen. During the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), they both served as theological experts, periti, with reputations as Modernists. Observers noticed that the main difference between the two was not their theology -- both were, and remain, flaming Modernists -- but in their personalities. Kung was naturally fiery and outspoken. Ratzinger affected a certain affability. Kung was the lightening rod for Modernism, while Ratzinger covertly got the Modernist agenda passed. After all, it was Ratzinger himself who was responsible for the false "oecumenical" doctrine of Vatican II. He formulated the proposition that the Church of Christ merely "subsists in" the Catholic Church, but is not the one and only true Church, as Catholic doctrine teaches.
The Neocon Newchurchers try to concoct the myth that Ratzinger became a defender of Catholic orthodoxy, while Kung became an antagonist. But that is truly a myth. Kung and Ratzinger are two peas in a pod. The difference is that Kung is more honest, whereas Ratzinger supports the New Order under a thin veneer of spurious "conservatism." Perhaps in comparison to Kung, Ratzinger seems more conservative, but in comparison to Catholic popes, Ratzinger is not even a Catholic, as Archbishop Lefebvre, who knew him intimately, so convincingly demonstrated even back in the 1980s.
Good Catholics, one thing you can truly say about Ratzinger: like the corrupt Herod Antipas, he is a "fox" (Luke 13:32/DRV), and his deviousness has sucked in the Neocon Newchurchers and Motarians, the kind of clueless people that Vladimir Lenin called "useful idiots."
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I am a traditional Catholic student in a public high school. I am in a drama class that is staging a play that glorifies homosexuality. I, of course, am going to drop out of the play, that's a given, but I am considering if I can go to the event at all. The play is part of something called Drama Fest, and there will be acting classes in conjunction with it. Should I stay away from the "gay"-associated Drama Fest, even if it affects my grade?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
When you say that the play "glorifies homosexuality," we are assuming that there is a political purpose in the writing and the staging of the play at the high school, perhaps to teach "diversity" and "gay rights." That, of course, is to be rejected. On the other hand, there are plays that involve the treatment of various immoralities, but the plays are not promoting those immoralities, e.g., the ancient Greek tragedian Aeschylus' Agammemnon, a classic of Western literature, which was not written to promote the murder and adultery portrayed in the play. (Too bad Aeschylus' play was not the play chosen for presentation at your high school!)
As to the Drama Fest, if it is significantly focused around the objectionable play that overtly promotes an immoral message, you should absent yourself. If, however, the Drama Fest is mainly an opportunity to learn how to act, with the play itself not being integral to the dramatic instruction, participating would probably not be formal cooperation in evil. If you are going to be academically hurt by non-participation, perhaps you cold arrange with your teacher an alternative activity for credit.
You seem like a bright young man. You can make a prudent judgment about the nature and purpose of the respective activities. Remember that part of your education should be that in the moral virtues, of which prudence, or practical judgment, is the chief. Every day of your life you will need to make practical moral judgments on your own, based upon the principles of your Faith. That is part of being an adult Catholic. In the end, standing up for what is right, even though it might involve a price and discrimination against you, is the "learning experience" -- far more than the play itself.
At long last Samuel Ciccolini has been fired, on March 18, 2011, by the Newarchdiocese of Cleveland, Ohio. The well-known presbyter "Father Sam" has been suspended from publicly performing the Novus Ordo service and hearing "reconciliations." Well, almost fired. The convicted felon will maintains his standing as a presbyter, live in a Newparish rectory, and will continue to receive his benefits, which include health care and pension. Ciccolini is the latest embarrassment in Newchurch's continuing Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust.
In October 2010, presbyter Ciccolini pled guilty and was convicted of U.S. federal banking and income tax fraud. In spite of that conviction, Richard Lennon, the Newchurch archbishop the Newarchdiocese was going to reassign the convicted felon in January 2011 to financial positions in two "Catholic Charity" institutions, where he could continue his financial fraud! But Lennon was thwarted in the end from doing so by Ciccolini's felony conviction, which prohibits him from employment at facilities that receive public money.
Ciccolini was executive director of the Interval Brotherhood Home, a residential treatment facility for drug and alcohol addicts that he founded in 1970. Ciccolini got off lightly. In October 2010 he was sentenced to one day in jail, fined 350,000 dollars, and ordered to pay 3,500,000 dollars in restitution to the Interval Brotherhood Foundation. Ciccolini had admitted embezzling money from the Foundation by falsifying invoices and financial records, with 5,590,000 dollars in cash, stock, and bonds found in his personal account. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Ohio Beacon Journal.]
Good Catholics, you will not be surprised to hear that Newchurchers lauded this felon presbyter, brushing off his theft of millions of dollars from the sick by saying simply that he "made some bad decisions." When are these clueless Newchurchers going to wake up to the criminality of their Newclergy and hold them accountable for their grievous sins and crimes?
The French religious news agencies Résistence Catholique and Virgo Maria have reported that they have received a threatening letter, dated February 15, 2011, from the SSPX Secretary General, one Christian Thouvenot, representing the SSPX's Superior General, Bernie Fellay, because the agencies published the public sermons and statements of the SSPX's founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
The French religious news agencies have charged that Fellay is trying to prohibit the dissemination of the Archbishop's unedited sermons. The agencies had published in text form on line 219 sermons by the Archbishop, delivered between 1971 and 1990, all but seven of them also in audio form. The agencies state that these sermons were circulating within a very restricted clerical circle within the SSPX, but Fellay had banned their release to SSPX members or to the general public.
Fellay has been maintaining a relentless censorship of sermons and statements of the Archbishop considered offensive to the Novus Ordo sect and its head, Benedict-Ratzinger, to whom Fellay has been trying to sell out, and has been trying to silence by all means possible those who denounce the compromises of his Neo-SSPX with the New Order sect.
The French religious news agencies further report that Fellay has been trying to censor from publication the Archbishop's frequently-expressed opinions about the unCatholic nature of the New Order and of Josef Ratzinger himself, whom he knew intimately. The Archbishop's unexpurgated statements expose Fellay as colluding with the Novus Ordo sect that the Archbishop condemned as unCatholic. The Archbishop himself always called for the publication, as freely and widely as possible, of his public sermons and statements.
In other developments, internal SSPX sources are said to maintain that Fellay, in spite of his protestations for public consumption, is proceeding on sellout talks with Newchurch representatives with the utmost secrecy, not even informing the other SSPX bishops and senior officials. The reason given is that there are too many "enemies" who want the sellout talks permanently derailed. May God grant many more "enemies" to Fellay's Neo-SSPX sellout to the Novus Ordo sect!
A Washington Post-ABC News poll, released on March 21, 2011, shows that support by Newchurchers for sodomy and "gay" marriage has increased by 23 per cent in just five years! A large majority of Newchurchers, following Benedict-Ratzinger's acceptance of homosexual acts, not, as traditionally, One of the Four Sins that Cry out to Heaven for Vengeance, but as merely a "disorientation," which does not even disqualify a candidate from Novus Ordo seminaries.
Although the poll showed a bare majority of Americans in favor of "gay marriage," 53 per cent, in 2004 a similar poll found the increasingly-immoral American public opposing "gay" marriage. A few decades earlier the question might have been considered unthinkable. The poll, however, showed a sharp division in public opinion, with an unusually high number of respondents indicating that they were "strongly" opposed to, or in favor of, "gay marriage."
But the real surprise revealed by the polls is that among Newchurchers support for sodomy and "gay marriage" increased in just five years by 23 per cent. Now 63 per cent of Newchurchers, who falsely call themselves "Catholic," approve of the gross immorality of sodomy and "gay marriage." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]
Good Catholics, you probably still hear from your Newchurch relatives and friends that their Novus Ordo sect is "Catholic." Don't you believe it! Newchurchers don't meet even the most basic definition of "Catholic" and are in many cases not even Christian, holding doctrines that are in contravention even of the Bible. As traditional Catholics, you have no reason to be defensive. You should hold these phonies' feet to the fire for the unCatholic pagans that they have become.
SSPX senior bishop Richard Williamson's appeals trial in Germany on charges of "holocaust denial," postponed for eight months, will resume on July 4, 2011, announced German officials on March 23, 2011. In an interview for Swedish Public Television, but recorded in the Regensberg area of Germany, near Benedict-Ratzinger's hometown, Williamson had expressed doubts about the "historical evidence" for the most extravagant claims about the World War II "Holocaust," which were developed starting in the mid 1960s in part to discredit Pope Pius XII.
This German Inquisition may seem odd in the 21st century, where free speech is considered a human right. Yet neither the autocratic SSPX Superior General, Bernie Fellay, nor the Modernist Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger have lifted a finger to assist their colleague in upholding his right of free speech.
Williamson had been fined 14,000 U.S. dollars, but appealed the fine. The case was supposed to be heard in November 2010. Although authorities cannot force him to attend, if Williamson is not represented at the hearing, then the appeal against the fine would be thrown out, a court spokesman said, and the fine would become legally binding. Williamson had hired a conservative lawyer, Wolfram Nahrath, a member of the recognized National Democratic Party. Nahrath has a reputation for defending his clients vigorously, but apparently he didn't sit well with Fellay, who apparently wishes Williamson to lose the trial so that he can be sidelined as the only anti-Fellay, anti-Newchurch spokesman in the SSPX.
Fellay reportedly strong-armed the Williamson under threat of "excommunication" (for which Fellay has dubious, if any, power), said by some sources to be ill with a debilitating disease, into letting Narath go and into accepting a crony of Fellay's business partner, Maximilian Krah, German lawyer who has done fund-raising for Jewish causes. Fellay has been implicated in running some dozen financial companies with Krah in a virtually-secret collaboration, challenged by several sources as shady. Because Williamson retained a new lawyer, the appeal had been postponed so that the new lawyer could familiarize himself with the documents. The new laywer, Norbert Wingertner, is an elderly, semi-retired person, hardly the firebrand that Williamson's chosen advocate, the youthful Narath, would have been.
Good Catholics, it has become clear that the SSPX's senior bishop Williamson, the closest colleague of the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and a zealous adherent to the Archbishop's founding principles, is being used as a pawn in a massive powerplay by Bernie Fellay, who wishes to become in the SSPX a more powerful dictator than Caesar and in Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch a "recognized" prelate of the Novus Ordo. Benedict-Ratzinger, who on many occasions has publicly supported the most vicious of his paedophile bishops and presbyters, said not one word of support in favor of Williamson's human right of free speech. Even the secular German authorities have tried to victimize Williamson. Angela Merkel, the wily chancelloress of Germany, weighed in on the case in a blatantly political manoeuvre.
But Bishop Williamson's dry martyrdom has not been without its own powerful effect. It was clear to the TRADITIO Fathers from our inside information that the Feast of the Purification, February 2, 2009, was set to be day upon which Bernie Fellay, acting as Caiphas, would sell out the Society of St. Pius X to Newchurch to Benedict-Ratzinger as Pontius Pilate. The revelation of Williamson's interview in late January 2009 blew this treachery out of the water, as it became an international cause celčbre, forcing Benedict-Ratzinger to cancel the sellout deal in order to remain in good standing with his oecumenical buddies, the secular Jews.
The TRADITIO Network has been informed that Msgr. Charles Jackson died on the Ember Friday of Lent, March 18, 2011, after a long and complicated illness. Msgr. Jackson served the independent traditional Catholic chapel of St. Rita of Cascia in Bradenton, Florida, for many years and always remained faithful to the traditional Roman Catholic Faith and priesthood.
Given an era in which some purportedly "traditional" priests are all too ready to sell out to the Novus Ordo and the Great "Motu" Mess Hoax, Msgr. Jackson's fidelity to the traditional Catholic Faith against the Novus Ordo institution is highly commendable.
How can Newchurch get any more perverted? you may ask. Well, here's an example. The Victims Services Offices so highly publicized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic [Sic] Bishops, which was caught with its cassocks down in abetting child rape by its Newclergy, has turned out to be just as much of a fraud as everything else about the unCatholic New Order. These offices have now been exposed as merely vehicles to protect Newchurch's own interests, not to help Newchurch's child-victims.
The Newchurch archdiocese of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which was recently forced to fire 26 presbyters and monsignori because two grand juries exposed its archbishop, Justin Rigali, as having perpetrated a hoax on the public when he claimed that he had taken steps against paedophile presbyters. The grand juries found that he had in fact done nothing. Three of the shielded presbyters and a parochial-school teacher are now being prosecuted for child rape, and the head monsignor was the first (and undoubtedly not the last) Newchurch monsignor to be charged with child endangerment.
On March 21, 2011, Rigali and his predecessor Anthony Bevilacqua were charged with fraud by another victim, who revealed that their head monsignor was allowed to work with children after the Newarchdiocese had received numerous complaints of sexual assaults upon children. Also implicated were the monsignor Secretary for Clergy, the head of the Newarchdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection, and a Victim Assistance Coordinator. The charges are substantiated by the Grand Jury report.
Notable in these latest charges is that they finger Rigali and Bevilacqua personally for using their Victims Services Office not to protect the child victims, but to protect his own interests. In the words of the charges: "The actual reason that [New]cardinal Rigali requested that the victims contact the Archdiocese's Victim's Assistance Coordinator was to obtain information to begin to prepare a defense against any claim and to conceal the sexual assault from any law enforcement and the public." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Good Catholics, it astounds us that after the extensive, undeniable evidence that Newchurch has, as a matter of policy, harbored and continues to harbor in its clergy, from the top down, the most immoral brood of perverted abetters, accomplices, and co-conspirators in child rape, Newchurchers still fork over their money and respect to these villains. Now the Newchurchers, who can no longer plead ignorance, must be considered to be themselves mortally sinning for their knowing complicity with the criminal clergy, if they put one penny in the collection-plate, or even approve of the crimes by their presence at the services in the Novus Ordo temples.
A year prior to his untimely death in 1999, I visited Fr. Malachi Martin New York City. Among other revelations, he said he was finishing a manuscript for a new book that he said would be a "blockbuster." Further, he said he could get Windswept House published only as a work of fiction. Nevertheless, he said 85% of the book was based on facts! I've wondered whatever happened to that "blockbuster" manuscript. Shortly after the closing of Vatican II, we had a visiting bishop who told us that documents for publication were presented to John XXIII for his signature and after signing, the contents were changed!
A local source in the traditional Catholic community at Cullman, Alabama, has reported to the TRADITIO Network the latest in the attempted sellout by the usurper monks, Sebastian and Michael, of the late Abbot Leonard Giardina's independent traditional Benedictine Christ the King Abbey. The Judas monk Sebastian has announced that he is officially renouncing his traditional priesthood and joining the Novus Ordo sect.
An informed source has told the TRADITIO Network that the usurper monks have taken possession of 1,000,000 dollars of Abbot Leonard Giardina's development fund. These monies will likely end up in the hands of the Newchurch bishop of Birmingham, Alabama, Robert Baker, who is desperate to confiscate the funds to pay off for sex crimes.
The informed source has also informed us that Abbot Giardina had been given for safekeeping two completed two completed "tell-all" book manuscripts, with all accompanying notes, references, and documents, by the late best-selling traditional author, Fr. Malachi Martin, to be published after his death. Malachi Martin, a noted Vatican insider and confident of several popes, wrote about the corruption of the New Order sect, and even wrote of its Satanic foundation and operations under cover of fiction. Several times he said that if he had published his books as nonfiction, he would be assassinated. Abbot Giardina was arranging to publish these manuscripts, the royalties from which Fr. Martin had specified to benefit specific traditional organizations.
If Newchurch gets possession of these unpublished Malachi Martin manuscripts in a sellout, you can be sure that they will never see the light of day! For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Who's Who in Windswept House: A Key to the Characters in Fr. Malachi Martin's Windswept House in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics).
It has also been reported to the TRADITIO Network that the local traditional Catholic community has been able to arrange, through the kind auspices of traditional bishop Mark Pivarunis, of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate, to have a traditional priest say Mass for them at a temporary site. On March 2, 2011, the Second Sunday of Lent, Bishop Pivarunis personally traveled to Cullman to offer the Mass for the now-orphaned traditional Catholics of that area.
Meanwhile, the local traditional Catholic community has initiated action to reclaim the abbey for the purposes for which it was incorporated by Abbot Giardina. Its traditional foundation, not to be associated with the New Order, is enshrined in its Articles of Incorporation. A complaint has already been filed with the Internal Revenue Service to investigate whether the charitable foundation of the abbey has been illegally vitiated by the usurper monks. Other legal and possibly criminal action through the District Attorney is currently being worked on.
The President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic [Sic] Bishops was accosted on March 11, 2011, for the third time on an airplane over his leadership of the bishops who preside over, and continue to preside over, Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust in the United States, the country were it first blew up in an international scandal that goes on to this day. Timothy Dolan, the Newarchbishop of New York, admitted the incident in a March 17, 2011, Pastoral Letter.
Dolan states that the encounter at Denver International Airport "left me so shaken I was near nausea. He admits that he staggered with shame and trembling, saying, "I felt like I needed an exorcism." The man who accosted Dolan had told him angrily: "I was raised a Catholic [sic], and now, as a father of two boys, I can't look at you or any other Catholic priest [sic] without thinking of a sexual abuser. The [New]church is the only group that knew it was going on, did nothing about it, and kept transferring the perverts around." This man, like more and more Newchurchers who are leaving Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch of the New Order in droves, gets it.
And there is the solution to the problem: Newchurchers need to shame their Newpope, Newcardinals, Newbishops, and presbyters. They need to run them out of town, just as they did Boston's Newcardinal Bernard Law, when the unsaintly John Paul II-Wojtyla refused to take any action for Law's complicity in the predations against children. But, curiously, Newchurchers more often than not support their criminal presbyters. They refuse to believe their crimes, even after they are convicted in open court and have to confront the lives ruined by their sins. The sloth of rank and file Newchurchers to protest the criminality of their clergy is just more evidence that Newchurch is sick unto death from top to bottom and contaminates with its immorality everyone who comes into contact with it.
EWTN Newchurch Cable Network wasn't all that Catholic under Mother Angelica, but since her being sidelined by strokes in 2001, it has become a fully Charismatic New Order station, run by hosts whose behind-the-camera activities are about as far from Catholic as you can get.
One example is host Scott Hahn, an Charismatic Protestant minister of the extremist "pope is the whore of Babylon" fringe, until his book sales to the Protestant fringe petered out, and he needed to find a new market. He found that market in the equally fringe Novus Ordo sect, to which he converted. That opened up to him a brand new, lucrative market for his lightly-revised Protestant books. He threw the word Mary in a few times and mentioned the Rosary, and the Newchurchers lined up to buy his spurious texts.
Then there is presbyter-host George Rutler, who was exposed as a member of Opus Dei, a secretive sect with associations to condemned Freemasonry. Actually, this fact was proudly proclaimed in the Opus Dei's own book, Canonical Path of Opus Dei. For further information about Opus Dei, click on FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics), in the section, "Opus Dei."
Now we have presbyter John Corapi, another presbyter-host, who was exposed on March 9, 2011, in a letter from a former employee accusing him in a three-page letter of drug addiction and numerous sexual trysts with her and several other women employees. Newchurch authorities have deemed "credible" the charges of his behavior as "conduct unbecoming" and have placed him on administrative leave. Corapi naturally proclaimed his innocence, but one former member of Corapi's Novus Ordo cult was honest enough to admit:
I have been concerned recently by his change in appearance, with a dyed beard and eyebrows, closely-shaved head and very-tanned complexion. There may be medical reasons for such a significant change in appearance over twelve months, but one hopes and prays that the good father [sic] has not given into the temptations of vanity which accompany success on the scale that he has achieved and that he admits he was prone to prior to his reversion to the [New Order] faith.
Corapi's cult members have gone off the deep end in frenzied support of him. He is, to them, a cult figure -- a Michael Jackson or a Charlie Sheen, whose vicious behavior is excused by their "fan(atic)s." Their best answer to the charges against Corapi would be silence, while the gears of the Newchurch that they claim to recognize performs its investigation. But, no, many of these clueless New Order sectarians openly proclaim that he, as well as the woman who revealed the charge, is the target of the Devil.
One Novus Ordo sectarian even claimed, "The Devil is working vigorously to destroy the Church." This sectarian is apparently so clueless that he does not even realize that Paul VI-Montini already proclaimed in 1972, just seven years after the close of the Modernist Vatican II Council and just three years after the introduction of the invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Novus Ordo service: "the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God," referring, according to his Chief Liturgist and Papal Master of Ceremonies, specifically to the Novus Ordo service. For further information, click on FAQ08: What Is the Authority of Vatican II? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics).
Next to the Freemason presybter Hannibal Bugnini, the chief architect of the Novus Ordo, the worst villain of the immediately post-Vatican II period has to be the first post-conciliar, Modernist pope, Paul VI-Montini. Without this Newpope's connivance, Bugnini could not have foisted off his all-encompassing Novus Ordo, which invalidated Newchurch's Mass and five of its seven Sacraments (excepting Baptism and Matrimony).
Paul VI-Montini knew what was right. He was educated traditionally and was ordained, consecrated, and crowned traditionally, but he perpetrated the Novus Ordo scam on the once-Catholic Church deliberately. There was a move to Novus Ordo beatify him, but Newrome has been surprised by objection from an unexpected source, the editor of one of Newvatican's own magazines, Chiesa Viva [Living Church], presbyter Luigi Villa. His 1998 book, issued in a 2001 second edition, Paolo Sesto, Beato? has now been translated into English as Is Paul VI Beatified?
Villa is a doctor of dogmatic theology, given a mandate from Pope Pius XII to defend the Catholic Church from Freemasonry, particularly within the Church. In 1963 Padre Pio warned Villa that Freemasonry had already invaded the Catholic Church and had "made it into the shoes of the pope." Villa's book is based upon the study of thousands of pages of encyclicals, speeches, Conciliar documents, historical journals, commentaries, and magazines connected with Paul VI. It is said that the revelations of Villa's book stopped the beatification of the Newpope in its tracks.
Paul VI-Montini promulgated every one of documents of the Modernist Vatican II Council (1962-1965). Contrary to an erroneous assumption, John XXIII did not promulgate a single one of them. In fact, there is evidence that John XXIII had determined that the Modernists had sabotaged the Council from the purposes for which he had called it and that he had wished to stop it from his deathbed, where he was dying from stomach cancer. He died on June 3, 1963, and by his death the Council legally came to an end, without his having promulgated a single document. It was left to Paul VI-Montini to reconvoke the Council under his own authority, to do its dastardly work. 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).
Villa lays out the evidence that Paul VI-Montini was a foe of Tradition and a disciple of Humanism, not even Christian Humanism, but a kind of naturalistic, even pagan, humanism. The Newpope hoped to create a New Religion under the cover of the once-Catholic religion. That New Religion, which become the Newchurch of the New Order, required a New Mass, New Sacraments, New Theology, and New Morality. It required a New Clergy of Protestantized ministers, to be called not sacrificial priests, but presbyters, from the Greek for "elders."
Villa documents Paul VI-Montini's associations with Freemasonry, which had been condemned by pre-Conciliar popes, who placed its adherents under pain of excommunication, as well as with similarly-condemned Socialism and Communism. During his papacy Freemasonry was allowed to infiltrate Newchurch. One of many high-level Freemasons infiltrating Newchurch during his papacy, as noted in the Roman journalist Carmine Pecorelli's list, was Hannibal Bugnini, who was openly praised by the Roman Grandmaster of Freemasonry. Also in Pecorelli's list was Paul VI-Montini himself!
Villa concludes that although not all post-Conciliar abuses can be laid at the feet of Paul VI-Montini, nevertheless the invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order service of 1969, which another Conciliar pope, Benedict-Ratzinger, declared in 2007, for the first time in history, to be the "Ordinary Rite" of Newchurch, was deliberately promulgated by Paul VI-Montini, whose false authority and approval were necessary for Bugnini to carry the graceless and invalid service to all corners of the Newchurch of the New Order.
Good Catholics, when the Biblically-predicted Anti-Christ appears on earth, he will be hard pressed to do more damage to the Catholic Faith than did Paul VI-Montini. And yet to this day he has servants of deception in the ranks of the pseudo-traditionalists, the Motarians and SSPXers who do his work by accepting the validity of the Novus Ordo service as the price of their getting a little Latin approved by the corrupt Newchurch of the New Order.
For three years Lluis Martínez-Sistach. the Newcardinal-archbishop of Barcelona, Spain, personally appointed to that position by Benedict-Ratzinger, has refused to act against a presbyter in his Newdiocese who boasts openly of having financed abortions. Presbyter Manel Pousa is the subject of a new book by Francesc Buxeda in Catalonian, Pare Manel: Més a Prop de la Terra que del Ciel [Fr. Manel: Closer to Earth than to Heaven]. Pousa has also stated proudly that he has performed "blessings" of homosexual unions, endorses the ordination of priestesses, and regards clerical celibacy as "optional." To show that he is not a hypocrite to his Modernist views, he has taken up with a tart -- and we don't mean the pastry!
Pousa is quoted as saying: "It is true that there are ethical principles, but there are reasons that, for example, lead certain women to have an abortion. I have paid for abortions." In Catholic moral theology, those who assist in an abortion are automatically excommunicated. However, the Newchurch of the New Order that was so quick to Novus Ordo "excommunicate" traditional Catholic bishops, such as Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and Bishop Antonio de Castro Meyer, has yet to lift a finger against its corrupt presbyter -- or against its Newcardinal-archbishop.
In fact, Newcardinal Martínez-Sistach has left this abortive presbyter in place to continue to lead his parish, although the public spotlight that Buxeda's book has turned upon Pousa may at long least be forcing the Newarchbishop to do something. This Newcardinal had the audacity to issue a statement that "these procedures required by canonical norms do not impede the recognition of the social work that this priest has been carrying out for many years at the service of the most needy groups of our society." Now, just a minute! Pousa has admitted paying for the killing of one or more human lives. Who is more needy than an innocent human life? No amount of "service of the needy" can weigh against murder. That this Newchurch cardinal, personally appointed by Benedict-Ratzinger, should attempt to excuse murder by a bit of social work shows just how sick Newchurch is under the current Newpope. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LSN.]
But Martinez-Sistak's own failure to be a Catholic bishop should surprise no one, because it was revealed in September 2010 that he himself was allowing Newchurch hospitals under his jurisdiction to perform abortions and to distribute the deadly abortion drug, RU-486. It seems that Martinez-Sistak needs to declare excommunication against himself! One has to wonder about Benedict-Ratzinger too, as he has consistently been appointing pro-abortion and pro-"gay" Newprelates to serve him and has been suspected of pro-abortion and pro-"gay" leanings himself.
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Judas sold out Christ for thirty pieces of silver. The Newchurch archdiocese of Boston wants more: 2,300,000 dollars for the traditional church that was the site of a " Motu" Mess. Southeby's Auction House will auction off, at Newarchbishop Sean O'Malley's behest, Holy Trinity Church in Boston, Massachusetts. The auction house's description of the "commercial property" is: "large-scale South End development opportunity. Holy Trinity Church."
Holy Trinity Church was designed by one of New England's most distinguished church architects, a Brooklyn native named Patrick C. Keely, and opened in 1874. Keely designed over sixteen cathedrals, including Boston's, and six hundred churches throughout the country. Its traditional elegance is overwhelmingly beautiful. If the Newchurch of the New Order has its way, the traditional church will probably be sold to be turned into a bar! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Southeby's International Realty.]
Just as we TRADITIO Fathers predicted, Superior General Bernie Fellay's "negotiations" for his Neo-SSPX to become part of the Newchurch of the New Order have fallen apart. The SSPX's senior bishop, Richard Williamson, who has opposed Fellay's efforts to turn Archbishop Lefebvre's Society of St. Pius X into an arm of the Novus Ordo that Lefebvre condemned as "unCatholic" announced on March 5, 2011, that the "negotiations" will likely end in the Spring 2011, as "there is no prospect for an understanding."
Unlike Fellay, whose Novus Ordo leanings are obvious, Bishop Williamson has criticized Benedict-Ratzinger and his regime as "untrue Romans." He openly states that the "Conciliar Church," that is, the Church based upon the Modernist Vatican II Council (1962-1965), will fall because it is not concerned with reality. He was critical of the Conciliar Church, which has placed human interests on the same place with divine truth. Bishop Williamson foresees the fall of the false Conciliar Church, whereas Bernie Fellay wants to be recognized by that unCatholic institution. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Kreuz.]
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I have heard the term "neo-Catholic" to describe the Novus-Ordo-sect followers, who accept the invalid Novus Ordo communion cookie in the hand while standing, altar girls, females in the sanctuary, women not covering their heads in accordance with Biblical prescription, those making lame excuses for John Paul II-Wojtyla's Koran kissing, those taking part in prayers with demon worshipers at Assisi, those supporting "gay" and non-celibate presbyters, etc. They are neo-Catholics in the sense that before Vatican II, these people would be condemned as heretics.
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
The term "neo-Catholic" is defective. We have never used it in these Commentaries because Novus-Ordo-sect followers are not Catholic, "neo" or "traditional." Their rites, doctrines, and morality are those of Protestants, Freemasons, and pagans, whether they realize it or not. We call them "Newchurchers of the New Order" or members of the "Novus Ordo sect," for that is truly what they are, not Catholics at all.
How does the spurious New Order sect observe Ash Wednesday, the first day of the penitential season of Lent? With a "flash mob." What is a flash mob, you ask? One definition is "a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment and/or satire." Actually, that could be the definition of the Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service itself!
In this case, the flash mob was ginned up by Newchurch parochial teachers for one of the most solemn days of the year, Ash Wednesday. The sacrilege, staged at St. Mary's Uncatholic Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on March 9, 2011, involved having the elementary-school pupils jump up and down in a mob and throw streamers around as if they were at a New Year's Eve party. The kids danced in the aisles while the presbyter sat like a fat Buddha, oogling them. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Keloland Television.]
Not only does this incident prove that the Novus Ordo is incorrigibly unCatholic, but also that parents should not waste a second thinking about sending their children to Newchurch schools, which are bathed in sacrilege, false doctrine, and immorality. Even the well-known Bishop Fulton Sheen, who accepted the Modernist Vatican II Council, saw, with the eyes of a Catholic educator, the loss of faith within just a couple of years of that Council and warned:
You are better off going to a state school where you will have the chance to fight for your Faith, than going to a modern Catholic [school] where you will have the new watered-down, modernist version of the Faith spoon-fed to your unsuspecting minds, so that you will be apt to lose your Faith.
On March 11, 2011, a so-called Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the high altar of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., slated for April 9, 2011, was announced as canceled. The Paulus Institute, a Novus Ordo-affiliated organization, had hoped to fly under the Newchurch radar by claiming that the service was to be held "honor of the Holy [Sic] Father on the sixth anniversary of his election to the papacy."
But some kind of coup occurred in Newrome. The performer of the Mess was supposed to be Newarchbishop Augustine DiNoia, of the Newchurch Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. DiNola subsequently withdrew his acceptance of the invitation as a result of "changed circumstances." The Paulus Institute, emulating the Newchurch secrecy that has been so obvious in the multitudinous cases of Newchurch clergy raping children, would not reveal what those changed circumstances were, but apparently the rug was pulled out from under the extravaganza by Newchurch authorities.
The "Motu" Mess, created by Benedict-Ratzinger's 2007 Motu Proprio, which is partially, but not entirely, the Half Novus Ordo Mess of 1962, was jumped upon by some Novus Ordinarians who were too cowardly to stand up for the true Mass since Vatican II (1962-1965), but claimed that they could attend the sacrilegious and invalid Novus Ordo service because of "obedience." These sellouts to the Novus Ordo ignored the Catholic doctrine that obedience to evil is not a virtue; it is a sin. They put to shame their Catholic predecessors who died rather than submit to a phony Mass. Now Satan's tail is stinging the Motarians black and blue, for "God is not mocked."
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
If a Catholic commits suicide, why is he denied ecclesiastical burial? Isn't it for God to judge and not for us? We don't know what kind of mental illness the individual may have been suffering from, and we don't know what was in his heart. Shouldn't we let God decide? He is a loving and forgiving God, and I know He loves all of us despite our sins. In addition, the family of the suicide is deprived of an ecclesiastical burial for their relative. The family were not involved in the suicide, yet they are, in a sense, punished too.
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
God judges the interior conscience for the individual's eternal judgment, but man, given the authority by God, judges the exterior act. Otherwise, we should repeal all laws, dismiss all courts, and let criminals perpetrate their crimes upon society, whether civil or ecclesiastical, with impunity. Christ certainly did not teach this perversion of love and justice. For example, He did not repudiate the Sanhedrin, but he did harshly criticize the exterior acts of most of that Council's members.
The crime of suicide partakes of both civil and ecclesiastical aspects. Suicide is a public and grievous crime against God, Who alone, as our Creator, is to give and take away life. Suicide is as serious as murder. Public criminals who show no remorse are denied ecclesiastical burial. Because they have publicly spurned God by their act, they have not merited the privilege of ecclesiastical burial. Moreover, the approval implied by an ecclesiastical burial of an unrepentant public criminal would cause scandal to the faithful.
Sin by its nature hurts many innocent people: the person who is stolen from, the spouse who is cheated upon, the victim who is murdered. Do we say of the criminal: "Let God decide"? No, man judges his exterior act and applies just penalties for that exterior act. Such a situation is, if you will, "tough love." It may well dissuade some other person from committing a crime because of the heartache he will cause to his family. If there were no just consequences for evil acts, evildoers would commit crimes without reservation. Even the Good Thief on the cross, who was executed, told the bad thief:
Dost not even thou fear God, seeing that thou art under the same sentence? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving what our deeds deserved (Luke 23:40-41/DRV).
The case of suicide is something of a special case, as, unlike the murder, the suicide's act is even more serious because it takes away the perpetrator's possibility of repentance. In the case of a suicide, if it is a provable objective fact that the person was not acting in his right mind, that is, he did not know what he was doing and did not know that he was committing an act grievously offensive to God (for example, if he were under a psychiatrist's care for a serious mental condition), a dispensation can be granted for the ecclesiastical burial. But if the case is not clear enough for man to judge, the suicide receives the just consequences of his exterior act, that is, the denial of ecclesiastical burial, and what he merits for eternity is in the province of God.
As the evidence mounts that not only Benedict-Ratzinger but also his predecessor, John Paul II-Wojtyla, were accomplices in their Newclergy's sex crimes, more and more cries, even from Newchurchers, are being heard to stop the con-anization bandwagon. More and more Newchurchers are asking: What's Benedict-Ratzinger's frantic rush to fabricate Novus Ordo sainthood for this man? Does Benedict-Ratzinger want to rush "subito Santo" through before more of JPII's sins and crimes become public?
If John Paul II-Wojtyla's Novus Ordo beatification takes place as scheduled on May 1, 2011, it will have been the fastest in history. Benedict-Ratzinger waived the requirement of a five-year waiting period for the gutted process of Novus Ordo beatification. Is JPII more obviously a saint than Pope St. Pius V and Pope St. Pius X? Heavens no! Maybe Benedict-Ratzinger, an aficionado of extraterrestrials, is living on Mars. One way or another, JPII was complicit in Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust. Given his vast intelligence network, the Newvatican CIA, and the worldwide publicity surrounding the plague of paedophile Newchurch presbyters, bishops, and cardinals, if JPII pope had no idea what was going on, he was irresponsible beyond belief.
It is impossible to believe that John Paul II-Wojtyla had no direct knowledge that multitudinous sex crimes against children were in fact being perpetrated by his agent Newclergy, and rather than aggressively addressing the crimes perpetrated in his name, he chose to bury his head in the sand and turn the whole matter over to his equally-irresponsible Newcardinal Josef Ratzinger. That makes JPII's tens of thousands of sins mortal, as he bears in Catholic moral theology the responsibility for each of the children raped and assaulted, just as much as if he were the getaway driver at a lethal bank robbery.
Almost worse than the crimes themselves was the enabling of predator presbyters and the subsequent cover-ups by the entire Newchurch hierarchy. Not only was appropriate action not taken, but often victims and their families were intimidated from going to the police, with some even being threatened with excommunication from the Novus Ordo. In fact, a 1997 letter was uncovered in February 2011 from JPII's papal nuncio to Ireland, demanding that Irish Newbishops not turn over even the most perverted paedophile presbyters to police. This letter exposes JPII as a liar to boot, as he denied to the world the truth of his complicity. Now this man, who was an accomplice in the rapes and assaults upon tens of thousands of children, some as young as age 3, Benedict-Ratzinger has decreed had "heroic virtue." The very notion is perverted and an offense to everyone who calls himself Catholic.
Given all that we now know transpired with John Paul II-Wojtyla's personal complicity, "sainthood," even phony Novus Ordo "sainthood," is out of the question. For Benedict-Ratzinger to push it through just shows how morally perverted JPII's successor is. It is tragic that JPII and Benedict-Ratzinger didn't practice the Catholic Faith that they purported to preach. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Philadelphia Inquirer.]
Since the publication of volume II of Benedict-Ratzinger's books, Jesus of Nazareth, on March 9, 2011, Catholics are now wrestling with the problem: how can it be that the man who claims to be the successor of St. Peter, teaches a doctrine contrary to first pope and to the Bible itself?
St. Peter, First Pope. to the Jews:
"Therefore let all the house of Israel know most certainly, that God hath made both Lord and Christ, this same Jesus, whom you have crucified." Now when they had heard these things, they had compunction in their heart, and said to Peter, and to the rest of the apostles: "What shall we do, men and brethren?" But Peter said to them: "Do penance, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins: and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are far off, whomsoever the Lord our God shall call." And with very many other words did he testify and exhort them, saying: "Save yourselves from this perverse generation." (Acts of the Apostles 2:36-40/DRV)
Benedict-Ratzinger to the Jews:
"Israel is in the hands of God, who will save it 'as a whole' at the proper time, when the number of Gentiles is full.... 'The church must not concern herself with the conversion of the Jews, since she must wait for the time fixed for this by God. It is not necessary that he [the individual Jew] recognize Christ the savior, and it is not given to us to explore how salvation, the gift of God, can come even for him."
The "abuses" at Newchurch's Ordinary Rite, the invalid Novus Ordo service are so bad the head of Newvatican's supreme tribunal has admitted that under some circumstances: "The Mass [sic] will lead to a loss of Faith." But who is making this statement?
Raymond "Bully" Burke, who was recalled to Newrome after being fired as Newarchbishop of St. Louis, Missouri, is one of the biggest hypocrites in the Great Newchurch Hypocrisy, perhaps second only to the "Paedophile Pope," Benedict-Ratzinger himself. Newcardinal Burke openly supported and covered up his paedophile presbyters in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Newcardinal Burke "consecrated" a surgically-castrated man as a Novus Ordo "nun." Newcardinal Burke tried to steal an independently-chartered parish, St. Stanislaus Kosta, in St. Louis.
Moreover, Newcardinal Burke openly "performs" the invalid Novus Ordo service. Like all the other clergy of Newchurch, he is pulling a hoax on Newchurchers, since the Novus Ordo is neither a Mass nor is it Catholic. It is a Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service fabricated by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini. It is no more valid than a Methodist service. It is sacrilegious and devoid of graces, leading all those who attend it into heresy.
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Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I pray with all my heart that Christ the King Abbey in Cullman, Alabama, returns to what it was designed to be: a fully-traditional independent Benedictine abbey. When I did all of the work for Abbot Leonard Giardina for the Christ the King religious nonprofit corporation, the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the corporation provided that if the corporation could no longer be used as set forth in those documents, the corporation was to be turned over to a "like-kind" institution. That "like kind" was defined in the documents and does not include a diocese or any aspect of the Conciliar Church. I wrote those Articles specifically to be iron-clad so that under no circumstances could the Abbey be turned over to the Novus Ordo sect.
I pray that the information I have turned over to the local traditional Catholic lay steering committee is not too late and that any and all means can be implemented to stop a tragic loss from occurring and to secure all the assets of the corporation. I have been assured that the steering committee will fight against the usurper monks Sebastian and Michael to maintain complete independent control of the monastery that Fr. Abbot Leonard started.
After his latest rejection of Christian doctrine, not just Catholics, but Christians as a whole, now have to wonder how Benedict-Ratzinger is any different from the Jewish High Priest Caiphas, who engineered the crucifixion of Christ. In the full text of Volume 2 of his book, Jesus of Nazareth, released March 9, 2011, Benedict-Ratzinger compounded his personal errors rejecting the traditional Catholic teaching concerning the involvement of the Jews in the crucifixion of Christ, by adding the additional error that the Christian Church "must not concern herself with the conversion of the Jews." The connection here is obvious: Modernist pope supports Modernist Jews, not traditional Catholics.
Benedict-Ratzinger seems to be saying that only Gentiles must be converted to Christ and His New Covenant. This is a doctrine of the secular Jews of the modern day, to whom Benedict-Ratzinger seems Hell-bent to pander. The Modernist secular Jews don't want anyone even to try to convert them. Apparently, they are afraid that some of their number might be won over to Christ, if given the opportunity. Any true pope would want all men to be converted to Christ, but he seems more to be acting more as a spokesman for secular Jewish interests rather than as the Vicar of -- now what was that name? -- oh yes: Christ!
If Benedict-Ratzinger is siding with the Modernist secular Jews, he is rejecting the Holy Gospels, the Apostles, and particularly St. Paul, epecially in his Epistle to the Hebrews. If Benedict-Ratzinger is not following Christ or St. Paul, whom is he following? It turns out that this Newchurch "doctrine" comes from a Swiss Novus Ordo nun, Hildegard Brem. Now there's an authority on Catholic doctrine for you! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Reporter.]
Good Catholics, it is necessary to point out once again that, even if one accepts Benedict-Ratzinger as a valid pope, what he writes in a personal book has no doctrinal force whatever. It is confusion such as Benedict-Ratzinger is now causing that has led all previous Catholic popes not to write books.
The lie has been put to any notion that Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust is over. In fact, it is worse than ever before, and in the United States, the Newbishops have failed to apply their much-publicized "corrective" standards. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Grand Jury report charged 37 Newchurch presbyters as child-rape suspects in a scathing February 2011 report. The report, two years in the making, comes six years after U.S. Newbishops lied to the public when they pledged "swift action" to halt further child rapes.
Justin Rigali, the Newchurch archbishop of Philadelphia, who had been sheltering these paeophile presbyters, was forced by the publicity finally to sack 21 of them. Those charged in the report included a high-ranking Newchurch official, who transferred paedophile presbyters to new parishes without warning anyone of prior sex-crime charges. The Grand Jury exposed Rigali, who has presided over the crimes since his appointment in 2003, charging that the Newarchbishop had lied to the public in 2005, when he promised to correct the problems. The 2011 Grand Jury found that instead he had worked mostly to protect Newchurch, not the child victims.
The Survivors Network of those Abused by Pr[esbyers] said that Rigali should have canned the paedophile presbyers much sooner. "There's a simple reason that dozens of credibly-accused child molesters have recklessly been kept in unsuspecting parishes for years, instead of being promptly suspended. It's because Rigali and his top aides want it that way," SNAP said. "They have taken and still take steps to protect, above all else, themselves, their secrets, and their staff, instead of their flock. That's what two separate Philadelphia grand juries, working with two prosecutors, after two long investigations, found over the last six years."
Bishop Accountability said that Rigali's move to suspend the presbyters "was forced on him by the Philadelphia grand jury report, and is an act of desperation, not transparency. In Philadelphia, a Catholic official had to be indicted before the archdiocese finally began to comply with its own policies. We have no reason to believe that Philadelphia is unusual -- in other U.S. dioceses, credibly-accused priests [sic] are no doubt still in ministry, and review boards are protecting priests [sic] instead of protecting children." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Good Catholics, the evidence is in -- again. Newchurch prelates have been playing you for fools, lying again and again that they are doing anything to stop their Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust. It just goes on and on and on. And why not? Its head, Benedict-Ratzinger, has done nothing in fact to stop it, and he consistently backs his paedophile clergy instead of his children. He is clearly bucking for the historical designation of "Bad Pope." He has already surpassed Rodrigo Borgia, known as Alexander VI, who already holds that distinction.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Your reports of the treachery at Cullman Abbey are extremely disturbing. How did two monks manage to fool Abbot Giardina, the other eight monks, the nuns, and the lay supporters? Why didn't the late abbot get a lawyer to protect his institution while he still could? The law does not put Novus Ordo bishops above itself. What happened there? It is tragic.
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
This is not a unique situation. It turns out that certain "traditionalists" actually turn out to quite ready to "flip" to the Novus Ordo if they get a little payback: a little Latin, recognition by the Newchurch "institution," etc. These are people who are not solid in the Faith, but sway in the wind according to who is in charge and what they can get out of him for their own purposes. The SSPX's Bernie Fellay has sold out. The Motarians (supporters of the spurious "Motu" Mess of 1962+) have sold out. That the Newchurch of the New Order makes such people "useful idiots," to use the term coined by Vladimir Lenin, for the unCatholic New Order should, therefore, not surprise us.
Abbot Giardina did draw the legal papers well. It just takes people with guts to enforce them. It now appears that the local traditional Catholic community in Cullman is doing so. Traditional Catholics around the world are outraged by what the usurper monks Sebastian and Michael are trying to do. Judas is not just some myth. His treachery lives in people today.
The two Novus Ordo-bent monk "moles write in their Special Announcement locking the traditional Catholic faithful out of Christ the King Abbey: "You see in this church the monks' empty choir stalls." Under traditional Benedictine Abbot Leonard Giardina, there were ten monks. Now eight of them are gone, not participating in the Novus Ordo takeover by the usurper monks Sebastian and Michael, the latter having once been termed a spy by Abbot Giardina.
The two remaining Judas monks write in their Special Announcement: "We, the monks of Christ the King Abbey, are now rendering that obedience to the Church by submitting ourselves to the authority of the Church." And what "church" is it to which these Judases are submitting? It is Newchurch of the New Order, the Newchurch of the Modernists, whose head is the Vatican II Modernist Benedict-Ratzinger, the Newchurch whose "Ordinary Rite" is the invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Novus Ordo service, fabricated by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini.
The two saboteur monks write in their Special Announcement: "After Mass today this monastery church will be closed to the public for an indeterminate time. We hope to reopen to the public shortly" as a Novus Ordo facility.
Already the local traditional Catholic lay steering committee has been receiving offers of assistance from around the world, by those who respected Abbot Giardina and his determination to remain traditional Benedictine against the corruption of the Newchurch of the New Order. These traditional Catholics are enraged at the treachery of the two monk "moles" who pretended to be traditional when the abbot was alive, and then when the abbot's body wasn't even cold, connived with Sanhedrin of the Novus Ordo to sell out his traditional abbey. One traditional bishop and one traditional abbot have already offered their assistance, including providing a traditional Catholic priest to serve the local faithful.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I would like to ask at what time the Easter Vigil Mass is traditionally celebrated. I noticed that a SSPX chapel has its Mass scheduled at 10 p.m.
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Traditionally, for about the last millennium, the Holy Saturday rites begin around 9:00 or 10:00 a.m., depending upon whether there is a baptismal font to be blessed and baptisms to be administered. Then at noon the First Mass of Easter, sometimes called the Vigil Mass, is celebrated. The Society of St. Pius X does not use the Traditional Latin Mass, but the "Motu" Mess of 1962+. That Half Novus Ordo rite changed the time to what is now that of the Novus Ordo, midnight, which the Novus Ordo often advances, like its "Golf" Mess, to 4:00 p.m.
The 1962+ Half Novus Ordo is truly "extraordinary" in its gutting of the traditional and very ancient rites of the most sacred week of the year, Holy Week. Among the Modernisms introduced for Holy Saturday, making the 1962+ rite like the invalid Novus Ordo service, are:
As a consequence it is hard to recognize in the 1962+ rite the traditional Roman rites of Holy Week after the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, the Chief Architect of the Novus Ordo, got through butchering it!
Reports to the TRADITIO Network from the local traditional Catholic community indicate that the usurper monks Sebastian and Michael have without notice locked shut the doors of the independent, traditional Christ the King Traditional Benedictine Abbey in Cullman, Alabama, as of March 6, 2011. The reports indicate that the two, who pretended to be traditional Catholics, were actually Novus Ordo-bent "moles," who are now trying to sell the traditional Catholic abbey out to the Newchurch bishop of Birmingham, Robert Baker, whom the abbey's recently-deceased founder, traditional Abbot Leonard Giardina, told to go pound sand.
The two monks posted on the door of the abbey a "Special Announcement" deemed arrogant by the 200-300 members of the local traditional community. This notice essentially told these laypeople, who, after all, were principal contributors to the daily support of the abbey and the monks, that they had no call even to attend Mass there and that the lucrative property and assets of the abbey were essentially the personal property of the two Novus Ordo-bent monks, perhaps soon to become the personal property of the New Order and its Newbishop to pay off damages for sex crimes. This attitude seems to be entirely contrary to the non-profit foundation of the abbey, as stated in the Articles of Incoporation by Abbot Giardina.
The TRADITIO Network has received a report from irate local laypeople associated with the abbey that they are prepared to fight to the end the Novus Ordo confiscation of the abbey's foundation by the two monks. The TRADITIO Network has also received a report that Sebastian called the sheriff to remove an elderly woman whose only crime was that she remained inside the abbey to pray the Stations of the Cross. Another woman, whose two children are buried on the abbey grounds, was also ejected from the church when she was praying the Rosary there.
Now the details of the abbey's plight are coming out. It appears that the usurper monks Sebastian and Michael were "moles," that is, plants, who pretended to be traditional Catholics, but all the time were waiting until the time was ripe to show their true colors and turn Abbot Giardina's independent traditional abbey over to the Novus Ordo sect. The abbey was originally built upon the Abbot's personal property, and the Articles of Incorporation for the abbey provide that it shall remain "independent" from the Newchurch diocese, as the Abbot was publicly opposed to that corrupt organization.
One of the monks reportedly was heard to say that he placed more faith in the Novus Ordo sect than in traditional Catholics. Local traditional Catholics also complained that while the usurper monks Sebastian and Michael admitted Novus Ordo presbyters to the Abbot's much-scaled-down funeral, they attempted to exclude traditional Catholic bishops and priests who knew and wanted to honor the late abbot.
In December 2010, when the abbot was incapacitated, the two monks told the congregation that they intended to continue the abbey in conformity with Abbot Giardiana's founding principles. In fact, it seems that the two monks even then were preparing to sell the abbey and property out to the Novus Ordo sect. They were heard to say that Abbot Giardina was a "fool" not to have affiliated himself with the Novus Ordo sect. They told the three traditional priests remaining at the abbey to "get out" if they were not prepared to accept the Novus Ordo sect.
To combat the attempted takeover of the independent traditional abbey by the two Novus Ordo-bent monks, a "Quinquagesima" meeting of leading laypeople associated with the abbey was held on March 13, 2011. This steering committee decided to contest these two monks to the bitter end. Committees are in the process of being formed to bring the local press to bear against the two Judases, to have the District Attorney investigate the usurper monks for fraud, to have an Internal Revenue Service investigation of their activities, and to hire legal counsel to contest, in court if necessary. the apparent illegalities being perpetrated.
Local traditional Catholics are determined that the Cullman Abbey not become another St. Anthony of Padua, referring to the Novus Ordo confiscation of the late Fr. Paul Wickens' independent traditional Catholic church in West Orange, New Jersey, by the Novus Ordo sect. The TRADITIO Network will be reporting further developments in this situation, so important to traditional Catholics, as we receive them. We applaud the local traditional Catholics for finally deciding to stand up to this treachery to Abbot Giardina and his determination to remain independent from the corrupt the Novus Ordo sect.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Isn't it disgraceful how corrupt the Novus Ordo bishops are? Here in Camden, New Jersey, Joseph Galante, the Newchurch bishop, is preaching Modernist theology in bars to kids as young as 18. Apparently, these kids won't set foot in any of his Novus Ordo churches.
You may remember Galante. On January 28, 2010, 284 of his Newparishioners sued Galante for fraud. He announced a grand building project for a Newparish, sought donations for the project, and then, when he raked in 1,400,000 dollars for his scheme, he shut down the Newparish and shipped the parishioners off to a facility in a different town. The Newchurch 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 Newparishioners, who had hoped to get some justice from Benedict-Ratzinger, have received a resounding No! from Newpope, whose Congregation of the Clergy hardly dropped a beat in rushing to back their fraudulent Newbishop!
I am now a traditional Catholic, even though I grew up in the Novus Ordo sect, and have demonstrated against the unCatholic Newbishop Galante. At these protests the "charitable" Newchurchers physically and verbally attacked us. I am so glad that I am now a real Catholic and am working on converting my Novus Ordo friends and family.
What can we all do to protect the Newchurch bishops from conniving to steal our independent traditional church as they have St. Anthony of Padua in West Orange, New Jersey, and Christ the King Abbey in Cullman, Alabama?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
The keys are knowledge and vigilance. First, you have to know the contents of the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws of the religious corporation owning the property, who has control of the property, and how those people are chosen. Safeguards should be put in place in these documents so that someone cannot come in from the outside and connive to convert the property to a non-traditional organization.
Then your traditional Catholic community needs to be vigilant. Watch for "moles" coming onto the Board of Directors from outside organizations like the Novus Ordo diocese, including Motarians, or the SSPX. These moles can at any point come out of their holes to use some opportunity to facilitate the theft of your traditional property for their own organizations. St. Peter said it best when he wrote:
Sobrii estote et vigilate: quia adversarius vester diabolus tamquam leo rugiens circuit, quaerens quem devoret: cui resisite fortes in fide.
Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour. Whom resist ye, strong in faith (1 Peter 5:8-9/DRV).
He is called the "vicar of Christ"? But just how vicarious of Christ is this pope really? Benedict-Ratzinger, far from the "traditionalist" that the clueless ignoscenti term him, is actually a rampant Modernist, just like his heretic friends Karl Rahner, Edward Schillebeeckx, and Hans Kung. Two recent events confirm once again that Benedict-Ratzinger's "Catholic" faith is highly suspect, like several popes of the past, who have been deemed by ecclesiastical historians as outright heretics or at least suffused with the odor of heresy.
The first event was the issuance of a new English "translation" of the Bible. Like all the Novus Ordo "translations," this one is really not a translation, but a deceit to introduce new doctrines. And Benedict-Ratzinger's new "approved" Novus Ordo rendition is a doozy: it implicitly denies an article of the Catholic Faith: the Virgin Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Benedict-Ratzinger's agents won't admit this of course. The phony Novus Ordo claim is that this is just a better "translation," just as they changed "hail, full of grace" to "hail, O highly favored one." This is the same false claim of "authenticity" that the Freemason presbyter, Hannibal Bugnini, used to justify all of his liturgical innovations: changing the Sacred Canon of Holy Mass, turning the altar around, and the for all consecration in the invalid Novus Ordo service.
In the new "translation," set to be released on Ash Wednesday 2011, the New New American Bible of 2011 has specifically doctored a verse that is often used by missionaries to convert Jews changed as well, foreshadowing for the birth of Jesus Christ, the Messias: "Behold a virgin shall conceived and bear a son: and his name shall be called Emmanuel" (Isaias 7:14 in the Douay Version). Even the New American Bible of 1970 translated the verse as "the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel."
The Novus Ordo version being released on March 9, 2011, deletes the reference to a "virgin" and instead uses merely the term "young woman." The next new version will probably render term "girl"! Benedict-Ratzinger's agents announced that the new version "didn't signify any change in the Catholic Church's belief in the virgin birth of Jesus. No, of course not. That's the same scam by which the Newchurch of the New Order has rammed through every unCatholic change since Vatican II. Those who fall for that old ruse are truly hoodwinked by a false Novus Ordo faith!
It appears once again that since Benedict-Ratzinger has given up on traditional Catholics joining his New Order Church (particularly after the statement of SSPX senior bishop Richard Williamson on the "holocaust" -- and, by the way, that is another word that has been deleted from Benedict-Ratzinger's new New American Bible for reasons of political correctness), he is out again to please the Jews. In his latest book, Jesus of Nazareth - Part II, released March 2, 2011 -- before Vatican II, popes did not write books because their personal opinions could be confused with real Catholic doctrine -- Benedict-Ratzinger tries by Vatican II Modernist principles, many of which he himself authored at the time for his bishop to get adopted at the Council, to exonerate the Jewish people of Our Lord's time for the death of their Messias, Jesus Christ. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Associated Press.]
St. Matthew the Evangelist, a Jew himself, disagrees with Benedict-Ratzinger, reporting in his inerrant Holy Gospel:
And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man. Look you to it. And the whole people answering, said: His blood be upon us and upon our children (Matthew 27:24-25).
It is clear from the context of St. Matthew -- does a true Catholic really want to deny one of Holy Apostles in Sacred Scripture? -- that the Jewish people, prompted by their leaders, made the quoted statement and that they meant what they said. As much as Benedict-Ratzinger wants to pander to the secularist Jews of the modern day, it just won't wash. No matter how much he tries to "translate out" Catholic doctrine from Sacred Scripture, it just won't wash. This is just more of Newpope's pandering to Jews in contravention of the Sacred Scriptures.
To the contrary, the Holy Apostles understood what Christ meant. They were Jews, and they converted to Christ and His New Covenant. That is what was supposed to happen: the Old Covenant passed away in favor of the New Covenant of Jesus Christ. The New Testament makes this clear again and again: the Jews of the Old Testament are called to recognize Christ as their Messias and join the New Covenant, as all the Apostles all did. As St. Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles did. The Old Covenant is no more.
Good Catholics, it is easy for us to dismiss Benedict-Ratzinger's personal statements as self-serving politically-correct claptrap and as having no doctrinal value whatever. He should have followed Tradition and the practice of his precessors, and refrained from writing a book at all -- and a highly suspect one at that!
What's wrong with this statement? "Oecumenism’s goal is union with pope," said an official for Newchurch's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
First of all, what about union with Christ? What about union with the Church that he founded? No, the Modernist Newchurchers look at their Novus Ordo sect in the same way that much of secular society now looks at the world. Goe are the days when people argued principles and doctrines. Now everything is looked at through a filter of people, not principles, the so-called "rock-star" syndrome.
Popes come and go. This Newpope is not long for the world or for his New Order sect. Yet he wants to become top dog of some kind of mongrel super-sect, which would comprise a pack of thinly-veiled heretics. He has already sold out the Catholic Faith to the Anglicans. Now there are reports that he plans a similar sellout to the Lutherans, according to Hermann Geissler, the Novus Ordo presbyter who leads the Congregation’s doctrinal office.
Many Lutherans are more honest than Josef Ratzinger. When Newchurch needed an "oecumenical" victory, it tried to ram through with the Lutherans a Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification in 1999. The Declaration was in opposition to both Catholic and Lutheran teaching. The Newchurchers didn't protest, but many of the Lutherans did -- and walked out on Newcardinal Ratzinger, who was the Novus Ordo sect's point-man in the "negotiations."
Good Catholics, so concerned is Newchurch with a nice picture of "visible union" behind a Newpope who no longer upholds Catholic teaching that everyone is too embarrassed to ask under just what religion this unity is occurring. It certainly isn't Catholicism as that Faith has been traditionally understood for two millennia. No, it is an Anglican-Lutheran-New Order syncretism, a hodgepodge, that, according to Catholic doctrine and the First Commandment of God, is literally damned! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic Culture.]
Christians who protest homosexuality in demonstrations, even in a contumelious manner, are protected under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court decided on March 2, 2011, by an almost unanimous vote (8-1). The decision was made specifically in the case of members of the Westboro Baptist Church, who hold confrontational anti-"gay" protests, often at military venues. Some of the protests have included those "gay" clergy of Newchurch who have been committing sex crimes against children, with the connivance of prelates from Benedict-Ratzinger on down.
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the Supreme Court: "Speech is powerful. It can stir people to action.... As a nation we have chosen ... to protect even hurtful speech on public issues to ensure that we do not stifle public debate.... Westboro addressed matters of public import on public property, in a peaceful manner, in full compliance with the guidance of local officials."
The ruling upholds a U.S. Court of Appeals decision to invalidate a 5,000,000 dollar judgment to those targeted by the protesters, holding that free speech trumped "infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy." For years, the Westboro protesters have courageously appeared at venues across the country to voice their protest against government policies that promote homosexuality. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Reuters.]
The darling doctrine of Vatican II, "oecumenism," traditionally condemned by the Church as sycretism, that is, participation in false religions, once seen by Modernists as the salvation of the world, has been consistently unraveling since that Council. After the Mohammedans' cancellation of the latest "dialogue" with Newchurch, the President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, Newcardinal, Jean-Louis Tauran in the January 29, 2011, L'Osservatore Romano, the Newpapal newspaper, threw up his hands, saying that "future dialogue will continue on God's time." In other words, God's clock is not that of Newchurch!
A two-day meeting between Newchurch and an Egyptian institute of Sunni Islam set for February 23-24 was canceled by the Mohammedans until Benedict-Ratzinger apologizes for interfering in the nation's affairs. The government also recalled its ambassador to Newrome. The Grand Imam said that for the dialogue to be reopened, Benedict-Ratzinger must apologize for his words on Mohammed in his September 12, 2006, speech at Regensburg, Germany, in which he quoted: "Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I was shocked to discover in a recent Daily Commentary that the "hosts" used in Novus Ordo Messes are actually invalid cookies. I am now traditional, but when I was with the Novus Ordo I received "communion" many times. Now I discover that it was all a hoax.
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
This topic has been covered many times in past Daily Commentaries from the TRADITIO Fathers, as to the invalidating form, matter, and intention of the
Novus Ordo service.
The matter of the Novus Ordo service is invalid. Even the Newchurch Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith officially determined that many Novus Ordo "hosts" are actually invalid cookies. It required that all those invalid "Masses" be redone, but Novus Ordo bishops and presbyters never did, and the composition of the "hosts" was never changed. They are as invalid as ever. To be valid, a host must be made of wheaten flour and water exclusively. Many recipes published by Newchurch dioceses indicate that invalidating matter has been routinely added: baking powder, cinnamon, cooking oil, salt, etc.
The form of the Novus Ordo service is invalid. The Novus Ordo service is not a Catholic Mass, but an invalid Protestantized service fabricated by the Freemason Presbyter, Hannibal Bugnini, introduced in stages from 1956 to 1968, then in its full-blown form in 1969. Bugnini used as his examplars Jewish services, Protestant services, and heretical services from the early Gnostic sect, none of which can claim to be a Catholic Mass.
The intention of the Novus Ordo is invalid. The definition given in the Novus Ordo Missae of 1969 indicates that it is "Sunday supper in which the presbyter presides over the assembly." That is an heretical Protestant definition, which any Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist, etc., can accept.
Not only are the Novus Ordo form, matter, and intention invalid, but also the service is "performed" not by a priest, but by a presbyter, similar to a Protestant minister, who is not empowered to offer a Catholic Mass. The traditional rite of Holy Orders explicitly provides that the man is being ordained "to offer Mass for the living and the dead." Bugnini's invalid New Ordinal of 1968, based on Protestant models, provides that a presbyter, not a priest, is being ordained to "preside over the assembly." The intention of offering a sacrifice is essentially absent. This invalidity also pertains to "Motu" presbyters ordained under the New Ordinal, as well as ordaining Newchurch bishops who themselves have not been consecrated in the traditional rite, but merely "installed" as bishops under the invalid New Ordinal.
Thus, on any of a number of grounds, the Novus Ordo service is not a valid Mass, but essentially a Protestant service, which is not the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, but a Protestant memorial service. In fact, several Protestant sects now use the Novus Ordo service. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Novus Ordo Service Photo Gallery department.
Benedict-Ratzinger has broken yet another promise to his Newchurchers. He criticized John Paul II-Wojtyla's two "oecumenical" convocations at Assisi, at which the Buddha was placed upon the tabernacle, yet now he has called a third one for October 2011. He promised that he would not hold another Catholic Youth Day, reviled as "Catholic Woodstocks" because the participants used condoms embossed with the papal countenance in the grandstands of the papal Mess, yet he continued to hold the World Youth Days and to attend them personally.
Now he has issued YouCat: A Youth Catechism for the Catholic Church for the next World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain, set for August 2011. What is quite revealing is that in his introduction to YouCat, Benedict-Ratzinger admits that under a traditional title, Catechism of the Catholic Church, he is introducing something "stimulating and new." When the Newchurch so-called Catechism of the Catholic Church was issued in 1994 under Newcardinal Ratzinger's personal direction, it was used as a vehicle to introduce many novel, un-Catholic teachings.
Good Catholics, having been burned once, Newchurchers should recall the words of St. Paul: "For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables" (2 Timothy 4:3-4/DRV). Newchurch and its New Order constitute the very challenge to "sound doctrine" that the Apostle to the Gentiles condemned.
The St. John Schola for Gregorian Chant, which provides the TRADITIO Network with its Gregorian Chant department, informs us that it has just issued its ninth CD of live Gregorian chant recordings in its A Traditional Chapel Sings Gregorian Chant series.
Holy Week and Easter (Volume 9) includes significant excerpts from the Rites of Palm Sunday, the Sacred Triduum, and Easter. A small traditional Catholic schola sings part of the sacred liturgy from Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Holy Week and Easter include some of the most ancient chant and the most elaborate ceremonial in the Roman rite. This recording follows the fully-traditional rite, before modernizations were introduced in 1956. This CD includes the Procession of the Palms to the tolling of the carillon and the Gloria laus, alternating inside and outside at the closed door of the church; the polyphony Popule Meus for Good Friday by Vittoria, sung a duetto by the cantors; the Pro-Vespers from the Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday morning; the Kyrie Eleison, troped by the cantor in the mediaeval style; the special Paschal Gradual Haec dies, sung by the cantors; the Easter Sequence Victimae paschali laudes; and the Paschal Ite, missa est with distinctive doubled Alleluia.
The St. John Schola series is highly recommended by the TRADITIO Network for its fidelity to the fully-traditional Roman Liturgy and for its utility in training Gregorian scholae (chant choirs) in traditional churches, chapels, and oratories. Although there are many chant recordings made in recording studios, or sometimes in larger churches or monasteries with professional or dedicated choirs, there are few, if any, recordings made by the average small lay choir, chanting what can actually be attempted in the smaller churches, chapels, and oratories, to which the Sacred Chant can be a great addition in the traditional Roman liturgy, not as mere secular performance, but in the actual religious setting for which it was composed, the Traditional Latin Mass and Divine Office of the classical Roman Rite.
Free music sheets are available to accompany the recordings. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Gregorian Chant department, provided as a courtesy to the TRADITIO Network by the St. John Schola for Gregorian Chant, an independent organization separate from the TRADITIO Network.
We TRADITIO Fathers are amused when Newchurchers talk about the requirements of "canon law." There is essentially no "canon law" in the Newchurch of the New Order, particularly since John Paul II-Wojtyla rescinded the traditional canon law in 1983 and replaced it with a Protestant-Masonic-Pagan version. The following is just another case in point.
The Governor of New York, New York, Andrew Cuomo, who fobs himself off as a "Catholic" in order to win votes, is actually a virtual excommunicate, living as an adulterer in public sin with his adulteress/concubine. Cuomo is married to Kerry Kennedy, the seventh child of U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy, by whom he has had three children. He put Kennedy away and is now living in public concubinage with cable celebrity Sandra Lee.
A professor at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, and Newvatican official, Edward Peters, has now publicly chastised the Newbishop of Albany, Howard Hubbard, for handing Cuomo the Novus Ordo cookie, because he is publicly living in sin with the woman and moreover is a public advocate of abortion, homosexuality, and "gay marriage." Peters called Cuomo's reception of the cookie during a Novus Ordo Mess for his gubernatorial inauguration on January 2, 2011, to be a "grave scandal." Newbishop Hubbard in his "homily" on that occasion said that Governor Cuomo would be "deeply immersed in the work of evangelization" in his new post. (Evangelizing for polygamy perhaps?)
Hubbard, as a Novus Ordo bishop, seemed unsurprisingly ignorant of Catholic teaching, when he termed the matter "private." Cuomo also tried to avoid responsibility for his public acts by claiming: "My religion is a private matter." To the contrary, religion is a public profession of one's Faith, and public reception of Communion (or what falsely is taken for it in the Novus Ordo) is a sacrilege, just as is obstinate and persistent advocacy of abortion "rights," homosexual "rights," and "gay marriage."
In fact, these are not just objective mortal sins, but "crimes" in ecclesiastical terms. Novus Ordo canon 915 is supposed to exclude persistent public sinners from Newchurch's Unsacraments. Cuomo also claimed that his religion "is not something I discuss in the political arena." Yet he does not hesitate to abuse it as a way of enticing votes from clueless Newchurchers. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Service.]
Good Catholics, "canon law" in the Newchurch of the New Order is just as phony as everything else about Newchurch. Benedict-Ratzinger has again and again showed himself to be a complete hypocrite in refusing to enforce his own "canon law" and to excommunicate abortionist politicians and to deny the Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid to obstinate and persistent public sinners. His Newbishops follow his lead in hypocrisy. He seems perfectly happy with allowing unCatholic politicians to call themselves "Catholic" in order to entice votes from clueless Newchurchers.