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Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Concerning Pope John XXIII, certain traditionalists claim that he dropped the Leonine prayers after Mass, suppressed the Last Gospel, made other "modernizing" changes in the Mass, and inserted the name of St. Joseph into the Canon of the Mass to pave the way for subsequent "modernizing" changes. Is that really true?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Pope John XXIII did not "drop the Leonine prayers," nor did he "suppress the Last Gospel." Those acts were perpetrated by his successor, Paul VI-Montini, the first Modernist Newpope, after the death of John XXIII. The other "modernizing" changes were engineered by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini under Pope Pius XII, who appointed him to "modernize" the Sacred Liturgy in 1947. The first great wave of modernizations in fact occurred not under Pope John, but under Pius XII. Pope John specifically stated that he was promulgating the second wave of modernizations in 1960 only because they were the work of Pius XII. The errors of fact these points commonly circulated by certain traditionalists demonstrate how Pope John's detractors have constructed many of their criticisms out of whole cloth.
It is true that John XXIII added the name of St. Joseph to the Sacred Canon, but the evidence clearly indicates that he did this because of his well-known great devotion to the Saint, whose cult had increased dramatically during the 19th and 20th centuries with the approval of the traditional popes of those years. That does not make Pope John's tampering with the Sacred Canon sacrilegious and condemnable, not to be followed by any priest, but there is no evidence to conclude that he intended to "pave the way for all the subsequent changes." Quite the contrary. Pope John publicly rejected "modernizing" changes and confirmed the decree of the dogmatic Council of Trent against the use of the vulgar tongues.
Our point was not to claim that John XXIII was perfectly traditional, but to point out the factual error of those traditionalists who ignore the clear evidence and nevertheless state that Pius XII was the "last traditional pope." In fact, the evidence indicates that Pius XII was more Modernist-leaning than the myth that certain traditionalists like to paint about him -- myths that are not backed up by the facts. This latent Modernism of Pius XII is already clear in the "nuanced" language that he used in his 1947 Encyclical Letter Mediator Dei, On the Sacred Liturgy, issued in the same year that he appointed the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini to "modernize" the Sacred Liturgy, the same Bugnini who fabricated the invalid Novus Ordo service of 1969, which has been declared the "Ordinary" service of the New Order sect by Benedict-Ratzinger.
Remember Anthony Bevilacqua, the recently deceased, perhaps murdered, Newcardinal of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who, although charged in two Grand July reports as a paedophile facilitator, was nevertheless given a munificent Novus Ordo funeral with scores of Newbishops prancing around with their invalid mitres on the unCatholic, Charismatic EWTN Cable Network, which aired the phony service in all its phony splendor?
Now Newmonsignor William Lynn, who is on trial for engineering Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust in Philadelphia under direct orders from Bevilacqua, has presented a document proving that he had created a list of 35 paedophile presbyters in 1994, but Bevilacqua had ordered it shredded. Curiously, Bevilacqua died the day before he was compelled to testify under oath about his involvement in the child rapes.
The Philadelphia District Attorney thought Bevilacqua's death on January 31, 2012, to be too coincidental and ordered an autopsy to investigate whether there was evidence of murder to prevent Bevilacqua's testimony. Newchurch officials had been shrewd enough to have the Newcardinal's cadaver immediately embalmed to destroy most of the evidence. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Good Catholics, any notion that the cover-ups of child rape by Benedict-Ratzinger's New Order officials has stopped is pure propaganda. The rapes and the cover-ups continue unabated, as published statistics clearly indicate.
In February 2012 Barack Obama ruthlessly attempted, contrary to the traditional "conscience exception," to impose abortion, sterilization, and contraception practices upon Biblical Christian churches, even against the advice of his administration's token "Catholic," U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden. Now Obama's immoral Attorney General, who is under investigation for perjury and complicity in the "Fast and Furious" gun-running operation, which resulted in the death of a federal agent, has indicated in a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker that his next target is likely to be military chaplains, who would be required to perform bogus "gay marriages" against their conscience. The letter involved a federal court case entitled McLaughlin vs. Panetta, which seeks to extort from the American taxpayer "equal benefits" for gay "spouses" of military members.
Holder indicated that he would not defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as "the legal union of one man and one woman." Liberalists have been trying ever since 1996 to get the Act overturned. Clearly, such an action would result in a zero-tolerance program for those who dare to criticize, or even express a concern, about homosexual acts.
In the military, those who criticize homosexual acts will be either driven out or denied promotion because of their religious or moral objections. A traditional moral stance will be termed as "hate speech," and military members will lose their job or have their career ruined for being a Christian. From the military, the sanctions will undoubtedly come to apply to ordinary citizens. It has already happened in the United States' neighbor to the north, Canada. Military chaplains who refuse to perform bogus "gay marriages" or who preach against homosexual acts as Biblically one of the Four Sins Crying out to God for Vengeance would be stripped of rank, discharged, and/or humiliated in the public forum.
House Resolution 3828 has been introduced to protect military chaplains and to defend traditional marriage within the military. Because of the growing strength of the pro-sodomy lobby in the Congress, including the vast majority of Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurchers in the U.S., the resolution's fate is uncertain.
February 22, 2012, marks the fiftieth anniversary of Pope John XXIII's Apostolic Constitution Veterum sapientia, On the Promotion of the Study of Latin. In this document Pope John expressed in a most cogent form the doctrine why the Roman Catholic Mass must forever remain in Latin and could never legitimately be vernacularized. You are probably saying to yourself: Why have I never heard of this document? Wasn't Pope John in favor of the vernacular in the Mass?
No, Pope John was not in favor of the vernacular in the Mass. Quite the contrary: he condemned it. Therefore, the Modernists have buried his Apostolic Constitution and have perpetrated yet another fraud on the Catholic world by painting Pope John as some kind of a revolutionary. In fact, more and more evidence is showing that Pope John XXIII was in many ways more traditional than Pope Pius XII, his predecessor, who is falsely considered by some "The Last Traditional Pope."
After all, it was Pius XII who, in 1947, appointed the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini as head of a new commission to "modernize" the Mass, a task which Bugnini performed with demonic effect. In 1956, while Pius XII was pope, the most ancient Rites in the Roman Missal, those of Holy Week, were rewritten. The Roman Calendar was "reformed". The Divine Office was "modernized." The Mass was affected significantly by these "modernizing reforms." Pius XII played into the hands of Bugnini, just as Paul VI-Montini was to do again after the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).
Pope John XXIII would have none of the Freemason Bugnini and his destruction of the Traditional Latin Mass. Pope John fired Bugnini! After the Second Vatican Council, Paul VI-Montini hired Bugnini back to complete his dirty work in fabricating the invalid Novus Ordo Mess of 1969. Pope John, in his Apostolic Constitution Veterum sapientia, brilliantly explained why Latin must always be the language of the Roman Catholic Mass and why the vernacular was anathema, as the dogmatic Council of Trent had decreed.
Two months later to the day, on April 22, 1962, the Sacred Congregation on Seminaries and Universities issued its Decrees to carry out Pope John's Apostolic Constitution. Those Decrees required 7-9 years of Latin study by every seminarian. It is revealing to note that the "Motu" Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) has made a mockery of Pope John's Apostolic Constitution by perpetrating its "quickie" Latin classes, in which invalid Novus Ordo presbyters can supposedly learn Latin and fraudulently perform Bugnin's Half Novus Ordo "Motu" Mess of 1962+ -- all in the space of one day!
Good Catholics, Pope John was substantially traditional, at least in matters of the Sacred Liturgy and Catholic Doctrine, and meant business. He promulgated his Apostolic Constitution confirming the dogmatic Council of Trent, which anathematized anyone who advocated that the Mass should be in vernacular tongues, before the College of Cardinals assembled, with a solemnity that had not been seen for the promulgation of a Papal decree in some fifty years.
The TRADITIO Network has made available the eyewitness account of a German priest who was actually present at this event. For further information, click on LATNECES.TXT: Necessity of Latin for the Roman Catholic Church, From the writings of Roman Catholic Saints, Popes, and Theologians in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department"
Benedict-Ratzinger still does not get it! Despite millions paid out in settlements to victims of rape and assault by his perverted Novus Ordo clergy, the defection of millions of Novus Ordinarians over his unwillingness and indifference to address the sex scandals that continue to this day, Benedict-Ratzinger does not understand the destruction that he and his predecessors have inflicted on Christ's once Holy, Catholic Church. If he did, he could not write such words to the world's youth on the occasion of the World Day of Peace as if nothing has happened:
My Message is also addressed to parents, families and all those involved in the area of education and formation, as well as to leaders in the various spheres of religious, social, political, economic, and cultural life and in the media. Attentiveness to young people and their concerns, the ability to listen to them and appreciate them, is not merely something expedient; it represents a primary duty for society as a whole, for the sake of building a future of justice and peace.
What "youth" in his or her right mind or, for that matter, what parent or guardian of one would listen to or abide by anything this cretin would have to say in the development or formation of young people?! It is lucky that Benedict-Ratzinger has lived in such a pusillanimous age. For if he had covered up the heinous crimes of his subordinates in an epoch where Catholics took their faith seriously, the "Holy Father" might find himself at the bottom of the Tiber with a millstone around his neck!
While the Conciliar Church is sinking into the abyss of apostasy, corruption and scandal, Benedict-Ratzinger and the Council for Justice and Peace have the temerity to make proposals in a field which neither have any competence. Not only that, but their recommendations, if implemented, would only exacerbate the situation, causing further misery while continuing to enrich those who have "profited" from the current political and financial configuration.
A true vicar of Christ would never call for a secular global political authority to oversee international financial matters. To remedy the current crisis, a real vicar of Christ would argue for a return to the Social Reign of Christ the King, Whose sovereignty extends not only to the spiritual world, but to every facet of human endeavor.
To read my entire feature article, click on GLOBAL.HTM: Newvatican's Global Financial Reform Proposals: A Review of Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority and Benedict Ratzinger's 2012 World Day of Peace Message in the TRADITIO Network's Special Features department.
Benedict-Ratzinger tried to quash him and failed. Bernie Fellay tried to quash him and failed. Anti-Catholic secularist radicals tried to quash him and failed. Finally, after three years, in an Ash Wednesday (February 22, 2012) decision, a German Appeals Court has quashed the conviction of the Neo-SSPX's senior bishop, Richard Williamson, for expressing his opinion on a disputed matter of secular history. The Appeals Court in Nuremberg ruled that there were "irremediable procedural problems" and vacated the decision against Williamson, at the same time rescinding the 8,600-dollar fine previously imposed.
Since January 2009, Williamson must have been suffering three years of Hell for simply expressing an opinion in an interview for Swedish Public Television, recorded in Germany. He must now must rightly be feeling vindicated, because he has claimed from the beginning that his trial was deeply flawed in what amounted to a "kangaroo court." Williamson now might well be thinking of Our Lord's statement:
Every one therefore that heareth these my words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man that built his house upon a rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell not. And every one that heareth these my words, and doth them not, shall be like a foolish man that built his house upon the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall thereof (Matthew 7:24-27/DRV).
In the process, Williamson crippled the Benedict-Ratzinger Newpapacy, which experienced a brutal trauma in its "oecumenical" pandering to anti-Catholic secularist Jewish interests. In January 2009 Ratzinger had tried to entice Williamson and the other three Neo-SSPX bishops into his New Order sect by "unexcommunicating" them from that sect.
Williamson refused to pander to Benedict-Ratzinger, one of the Modernist leaders of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), and courageously spoke his mind. Ratzinger was so publicly embarrassed that he lied to the world, saying that he would not have proceeded with the "unexcommunications" of the four Neo-SSPX bishops if he had known about Williamson's opinion on the disputed matter of secular history. In fact, Ratzinger's own nuncio had informed him weeks in advance of Williamson's opinion, to be aired on Swedish Public Television, an opinion that Williamson had also expressed publicly several years previously in Canada.
The frantic secularists, however, have vowed not to leave the courageous traditional Catholic bishop in peace. They have already indicated that they will try to engineer a new trial against him, perhaps as soon as the end of March 2012. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Agence France-Presse.]
When the godless Barack Obama presented his "compromise" on February 17, 2012, which permits Newchurch organizations to offer coverage for abortions, sterilizations, and contraception while claiming that they don't, was hailed by the head of the Catholic [Sic] Health Association, a Novus Ordo "nun," Carol Keehan, when even the Newchurch bishops had to deplore the phony "compromise."
Most organizations using "Catholic" in their names are more anti-Catholic than those who have dropped the false moniker. It turns out that Daughter of Charity "Sister" Carol with her vow of poverty is actually is paid 962,467 dollars annually in total salary and benefits (including abortion, sterilization, and contraceptive coverage) by Newchurch! In this capacity, far from "Catholic," she helped Barack Obama engineer his latest con job -- the bogus conscience "compromise" designed to hoodwink the clueless Newchurchers into voting for his reelection.
Although Obama dissed the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic [Sic] Bishops, Newcardinal Timothy Dolan, of New York, he took the liberalist "Sister" Carol to his bosom, to the point that she was only to happy to approve his immoral "compromise." "Sister" Carol and her falsely-titled Catholic Health Association stand to receive a torrent of cash from the U.S. government if Obamacare holds up past 2012. Although "Sister" Carol's payoff is supposed to go to her order, U.S. government filings indicate that this is not the case.
Left-wing "Catholic" social justice turns out to be a good career move, and lobbying for the corporal works of mercy pays very well to those who have taken vows of poverty. The dirty little secret of secularized "nonprofit" Catholic [sic] hospitals is that they rake in enormous profits. Hence, some of its "religious" are paid off with salaries and benefits totaling ten million dollars. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the American Spectator.]
Meanwhile, a new study from Baylor University in Texas, shows that nearly half of the Newchurch hospitals in the United States calling themselves "Catholic" perform immoral sterilizations. The study of hospital records found over 20,000 cases of direct sterilizations at "Catholic" institutions between 2007 and 2009.
Good Catholics, even Benedict-Ratzinger participates in the fraud. Several of his intimates have praised Obama's support of abortion, sterilization, and contraception. For example, the editor of his official papal newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, had no compunction in claiming, against the obvious facts: "Obama is not a pro-abortion president"!
As Benedict-Ratzinger installed 22 new Newcardinals in Newrome on February 17, 2012, the mood was gloomy, as Ratzinger's curia released more confidential letters showing the Newpope as a conniver and financial fraudster.
Ratzinger has become a hated figure in Newrome, first because of his complicity in suborning the rape of tens of thousands of children around the world, and now because internal documents have come to light showing that he has engaged in contract fraud for his friends and wholesale violation of European Union banking regulations against money-laundering. In addition, he has apparently interfered in the free selection of his successor.
The veil of Newchurch's internal workings has been pierced, and what the world is now seeing is not pretty. Day after day more incriminating E-mails, letters, and documents are being leaked by one or more insiders from within Benedict-Ratzinger's own curia. The scandals revealed by Newvatican's own internal documents have become so extensive that they have been given their own monicker, "VatiLeaks."
In a February 13, 2012, interview with the leading German daily newspaper Die Welt, Franz Schmidberger, the SSPX's Superior General from 1982 to 1994, revealed that his successor, Bernie Fellay, is willing to throw the Society's senior bishop, Richard Williamson, under the bus in order to consummate a sellout to the New Order sect. Williamson is a persona non grata with Benedict-Ratzinger and his New Order sect because he spoke out on a disputed topic of secular history, which compromised Ratzinger's "oecumenical" attempts to play the sycophant to secular Jews.
Schmidberger, who rivals Fellay in his dictatorial attitude toward members of the SSPX, is one of Fellay's few remaining supporters. Just what kind of people we are dealing with here is illustrated by the fact that in 1991 Fellay and Schmidberger both abandoned the SSPX's founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, while he was suffering in agony from cancer in the hospital at Martigny, Switzerland, during the last sixteen days of his life.
Die Welt asked Schmidberger what would happen to Bishop Williamson if Fellay were to sell out the Neo-SSPX to Ratzinger and his New Order sect. Schmidberger replied that he believed this topic would come up should the plans for such a sellout be discussed and implied that if Williamson didn't play the patsy to Fellay, he would be ousted.
At this rate, however, with large numbers of the Neo-SSPX's bishops, priests, and laity all bashing Fellay for his desire to sell out to the New Order sect and laying plans to oust Fellay at the next Neo-SSPX Chapter meeting in July 2012, it may be that Fellay will be ousted before Williamson!
Italy's new Prime Minister, who took over in November 2011, when Benedict-Ratzinger's immoral friend, Silvio Berluscone was ousted for financial fraud, is telling Ratzinger that Newchurch will have to pay taxes on its commercial property throughout Italy. The annual bill is estimated at over 2,500,000,000 U.S. dollars. Ratzinger's Newchurch, which is already in financial straits, could be forced into bankruptcy.
Whether Italy plans to collect from Ratzinger for arrears in taxes for previous years of avoidance is not yet known. Monti's predecessor, Silvio Berlusconi, who pandered to Ratzinger, did not pursue a similar plan because Berlusconi was swimming in a sex scandal of his own that was a reflection of the Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust that has been sinking Ratzinger's Newpapacy.
Prime Minister Monti's plan already has the blessing of the European Commission, whose Commissioner has previously complained that Ratzinger's tax arrangement presents unfair competition. By some estimates, Newchurch is thought to own as much as a fifth of the entire country of Italy, with over 100,000 properties! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Dublin Journal.
We reported previously on the hypocritical sermon given by Bernie Fellay, the Neo-SSPX's capo, on February 2, 2012, at his seminary in Winona, Minnesota. In his sermon he attacks traditional Catholic priests who remain independent of his organization and insists that his Neo-SSPX has some kind of "status" above that of independent traditional Catholic priests. Fellay, who has proven traitor to the traditional Catholicism of the SSPX's founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, hypocritically dared to denegrate those traditional priests who have stood up not only against the Novus Ordo sect but also Fellay's pseudo-traditional and dictatorial Neo-SSPX cult.
A priest who went independent from the Novus Ordo has struck back in an open letter of February 16, 2012, against Fellay's hypocrisy. The priest challenges Fellay's absurd contention that "the SSPX is not an independent group and never has been." How does Fellay, who acts completely independently of the Novus Ordo sect, ordaining priests without its permission, carrying on shady financial activities without its approval, and acting overall like a "Traditionalist Newpope," hypocritically consider himself not "independent"?!
Under traditional canon law, a layman can, for just cause, approach any Catholic priest for the Sacraments, particularly in a "state of emergency." And who can deny that the Catholic Church today is in a state of emergency, with Fellay's beloved Benedict-Ratzinger known around the world as the immoral "Paedophile Pope" and as the Vatican II Modernist destroyer of Catholic doctrine and worship?
The independent priest in his open letter points out that in fact Archbishop Lefebvre, who was not a dictator like Bernie Fellay, did not believe that it was necessary for all traditional Catholic priests to join the SSPX. In fact, the SSPX to this day uses independent Catholic priests, but criticizes them behind their backs. The SSPX has also used Old Catholic bishops, valid, but formally schismatic, to ordain its priests. Now Fellay's Neo-SSPX never speaks of this practice, but the documentation is there for anyone to see. Archbishop Lefebvre, an honorable man, praised these Old Catholic bishops for helping when the need existed to preserve the line of traditional Catholicism, but the hypocritical Fellay has no gratitude in his soul. He, like all cult leaders, is an ingrate.
Good Catholics, Bernie Fellay and his Neo-SSPX are day by day being exposed as a pseudo-traditionalist scam, no longer the traditional Catholic organization founded by the courageous Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. Fellay's ship is sinking, and the day cannot come too soon when he is unceremoniously booted out by the other Neo-SSPX bishops and district superiors and a new head chosen to abide by the founding principles of Archbishop Lefebvre, who clearly and directly called the Newchurch of the New Order "not Catholic."
The Myth. Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch is against abortion, sterilization, and contraception. The Reality. Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch of the New Order supports all of the above.
Because of the recent brouhaha between the godless Barack Obama and the U.S. Newbishops, the impression was left that Newchurch in the United States was against abortion, sterilization, and contraception. The controversy spurred investigations by many news sources into the facts of the matter. It turns out that several flagship Newchurch institutions, which dare to call themselves "Catholic" -- including Georgetown (Washington, D.C.), Fordham (New York, New York), and DePaul (Chicago, Illinois) Universities among them -- have already been funding these immoral practices on the part of their employees for years. Although the U.S. Newbishops hypocritically took the high moral ground in public, in private they were supporting Newchurch institutions practicing the immoralities. "The sky didn't fall. They didn't shut down. They didn't get kicked out of the Catholic [Sic] Church," said one official.
Each Newchurch bishop is supposed to have the obligation of making sure that the institutions in his Newdiocese follow the moral teachings. In practice, however, the Newbishops have done nothing to stop widespread immoral practices, while New Order institutions revel in their spurious use of the name "Catholic." 2009, for example, Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana, bestowed an honorary degree on the godless Obama, who publicly advocated the practice and funding of abortions. No penalty whatsoever was imposed by the local Newbishop, although a number of Newchurchers demonstrated against the scandal.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic [Sic] Bishops has always been a political body, not a religious body. It arose, in its modern form, like all National Conferences, from the Modernist Vatican II Council and, ultimately, from the Protestant Revolution, which incorporated a strong streak of political and secular nationalism. The USCCB in 2011 spent 31,000,000 dollars on government lobbying, a ten per cent increase since 2008. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Reuters.]
Good Catholics, Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch of the New Order is all politics, not only in the United States, but throughout the world. There is hardly even the veneer of religion left any longer. Even Ratzinger himself writes "encyclical letters" that are no more than political screeds for an autocratic, supranational European Union. But recent events have ripped off hypocritical scab to expose the festering infection underneath that is Newchurch.
One of the French news sources that has been following at close hand the activities of Bernie Fellay in selling out the Neo-SSPX to the New Order sect reported on February 15, 2012, that the July 2012 General Chapter may oust him as Superior General "after 17 years of catastrophic governance." The source reveals that Fellay was about to place the legal and financial control of the Neo-SSPX under the authority of Newrome.
Instead, the news source reports, Fellay is losing control of the Neo-SSPX (just as Benedict-Ratzinger is losing control of the New Order sect). Fellay has been canceling public theological meetings and now shuns contact with the press. He is being increasingly abandoned by those who had once collaborated with him.
In view of these circumstances, this news source foresees the days of Fellay's term as head of the Neo-SSPX to be numbered. A new Superior General could take his place and return the Neo-SSPX to the original principles set by Archbishop Lefebvre. The question increasingly arises: who should take over as head of the Neo-SSPX? That head could be a future bishop of the younger generation to be consecrated by Bishop Tissier de Mallerais. One name mentioned is Fr. Xavier Beauvais, the Prior of Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet in Paris, a very independent church, which has consistently attacked Fellay for his sellout programme. It was in this church on February 12, 2012, before 5,000 worshippers, that one of the Neo-SSPX's District Superiors, Christian Bouchacourt, denounced "Fr." Ratzinger's Vatican II as a "disaster."
The French news source estimates that 98 per cent of the Neo-SSPX is now against Fellay and his programme of selling out to the New Order sect. Only a few Neo-SSPXers are now defending Fellay, now called a "has-been," whose authority is openly under attack within the Society. Only 2 per cent of the old guard of Modernist clerics with whom he has surrounded himself is said to collaborate with him still.
The news source reports that Bishop Alfonso de Galarreta returned to Europe in March 2012 to be closer to the centers of decision. He appears to be the man who could manage the transition for the "post Fellay" period and save the Neo-SSPX a deadly split caused by Fellay's "suicidal policy orchestrated by the Newvatican" of Benedict-Ratzinger. The Neo-SSPX's senior bishop, Richard Williamson, is said to be playing an active role in finding an alternative to the pro-New Order Fellay.
To add to Newchurch's latest embarrassments -- financial, moral, political, and liturgical -- now a leading world periodical, United States' Time magazine, has blown the cover off the Newbishops' ruse that they are in control. Benedict-Ratzinger's New Order sect is now patently and irretrievably out of control.
Time Magazine poked fun at pompous New Order bishops who haven't realized that no one is paying attention to them any more. At the same time that Newbishops in the United States were being bested by the godless Barack Obama over abortion coverage and religious liberty, a symposium called by Benedict-Ratzinger in Newrome February 6-9, 2012, was desperately trying to dig itself out of the moral stink-hole into which its bishops, including the Bishop of Rome, placed it. Ratzinger's New Order sect was rightly being called out for omertà, the Italian word to denote the Mafia code of silence, in that Ratzinger tried to prevent his Newbishops from reporting sex crimes against children to the police.
Time reports on just how much the Newchurch bishops' influence has tanked in the last ten years since Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust burst into the searing light of day. Obama was stripping from their New Order institutions even the "conscience exception," that had historically exempted churches from government regulations that contradicted their moral teaching. That moral teaching, at least in the case of the Newchurch of the New Order, has now become a hypocritical joke.
Obama, says Time, has illustrated the reality that the New Order bishops are routinely ignored by their Newchurchers, who prefer immoral secular positions on major issues such as "gay marriage," abortion, homosexuality, contraception, divorce, priestesses, celibacy, and fornication. 98 per cent of Newchurch woman blithely use artificial birth control, a number that embarrasses even Protestant Christians. Obama was right: according to a recent Public Religion Research Institute poll, most "Catholics" actually endorse his immoral mandate. And here's the rub. Protestants are more "Catholic" that the Newchurchers who falsely call themselves Catholic. Protestants support the conscience exception.
Good Catholics, as we TRADITIO Fathers have been writing long before Time realized it, when it became clear that so many of the men in phony Novus Ordo miters cared more about safeguarding Benedict-Ratzingers's immoral New Order corporation than about protecting children from sexual assaults by Newbishops and presbyters, the myth of any episcopal "authority" resident in the New Order vanished like so much incense smoke.
Money-laundering at the Vatican bank. Corruption in the awarding of Vatican contracts. Benedict-Ratzinger's Newpapacy is being besieged by near-daily leaks of criminal documents and reports confirming financial mismanagement. In June 2012 Newvatican will face a European commission, which will decide whether Ratzinger has abided by tough international anti-money-laundering and anti-terrorist finance laws. Currently, Ratzinger is notorious as the head of a scandal-plagued, secrecy-obsessed tax haven.
In the midst of financial corruption, Ratzinger was implicated on February 10, 2012, in ecclesiastical corruption when he was named in a diplomatic document as fomenting a plot to put another Modernist, Milan's Newcardinal-archbishop Angelo Scola, on the Newpapal throne as his successor. Scola was the editor of the journal Communio, founded by three leaders of the unCatholic Modernist movement at Vatican II: Henri de Lubac (whose works were condemned for heresy by the Holy Office), Hans Urs von Balthasar (declared under suspicion of heresy by the Holy Office), and Josef Ratzinger, who later assumed the name Benedict (declared under suspicion of heresy by Pope Pius XII and the Holy Office). Ratzinger's book, Introduction to Christianity, was banned on account of heresy.
Some of the leaked documents implicating Benedict-Ratzinger have carried the processing stamp of the Vatican Secretariat of State, implying an internal leak. Other reports have been based on information from Rome judicial authorities. In January 2012, letters that he had formerly sent to Ratzinger were published by the former No. 2 in the Vatican City State administration, Newarchbishop Carlo Vigano, in which Vigano exposed corruption in the awarding of Newvatican contracts. It seems that Ratzinger was giving his friends an immoral leg-up in the contract process. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Newchurch today is no different from the Church of Our Lord's time, of which He charged: "Domus mea domus orationis est, vos autem fecistis illam speluncam latronum [My house shall be a house of prayer; but you have made it a den of robbers] (Luke 19:46/DRV).
Many Newchurchers are oblivious to the fact that their donations to the New Order sect for religious purposes are being sold off right and left for sacrilege. In law, "conversion" is the unauthorized assumption and exercise of rights of ownership over personal property belonging to another. Donations of vessels, statues, vestments, marble altars, and many other sacred items are routinely being auctioned off for sacrilegious use without first allowing the donors to reclaim the items. Since the items are being converted to a different, sacrilegious use, the Newchurch officials are engaging in theft, a Mortal Sin against the Seventh Commandment of God.
A case in point. A New Order Benedictine Abbey will sell off on February 8-9, 2012, through a secular auction house, donated sacred items 160,000 dollars. The sacred objects being placed in sacrilegious hands include sacred vessels, chalices –- including a Charles I chalice made in 1633 and an Arts and Crafts chalice worth 25,000 dollars –- as well as reliquaries and a 19th-century monstrance.
Even the usually-complicit Novus Ordo clergy in England have been scandalized by the sale. The sacred items should be given to other abbeys where they can be used. They were not intended by their donors to become part of a "fire sale" to support sex criminals and sacrilegious interests. The clergy denouncing the sale wrote: "Their fate is more likely to become part of some decorative scheme or possibly even to be used for a sacrilegious purpose."
St. Augustine's Abbey in Ramsgate was the first monastery to be built in England since the Reformation. It was founded in 1856. Owing to the takeover of the Catholic Church by non-Catholic Modernists after the Modernist Vatican II Council (1962-1965), vocations to the Benedictines have sunk through the floor. By 2009 only eleven Novus Ordo Benedictines remained in the once teeming abbey. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic Herald U.K.]
Good Catholics, the moral of this story is clear: never donate one penny to the Newchurch of the New Order. You intend it to go for religious purposes, but the New Order will eventually steal the donation from you for sacrilegious purposes, or even to pay Newchurch sex criminals. By your donations to Newchurch, you become an accomplice in that immorality.
We take notice that today is not Valentine's Day, but Saint Valentine's Day. Somewhere amongst all commercialism that enriches confectioners and florists on this day, the religious origin of the day has been lost in the shuffle. Hallmark now does not produce even a single greeting card in English that has the word Saint on it, although a few cards in Spanish preserve the proper term.
Even the Newchurch of the New Order has dumped Saint Valentine, removing the third-century Martyr-Saint, one of the revered Fourteen Auxiliary Saints of Rome, from its Newroman calendar when the invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Novus Ordo service was introduced in 1969.
Good Catholics, St. Valentine was not employee of Hallmark or Hershey, much less the Playboy Channel, but a priest and a Martyr for the Catholic Faith, whose letters to his congregation from prison are likely the origin of the term valentine for a greeting on this day. The red heart represents the blood that he shed for the Faith. Venerate this day not as a commercialist, but as a true Catholic, and pray that the courage of the Martyr St. Valentine may give us today the courage to stand up for the true Catholic Faith.
The District Attorney's office is investigating the death on January 31, 2012, of Newcardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Suspiciously, Bevilacqua's death came just one day after a Common Pleas Court Judge ruled that he would be compelled to take the witness stand under oath in the child-rape trial of three presbyters who had served him in the Newarchdiocse. The county coroner has already conducted a post-mortem examination of Bevilacqua’s corpse the day after he died, but after it had already been embalmed. That coroner would not comment on whether he saw signs of foul play and said that it would be a few weeks before he officially declared the cause of death.
Philadelphia is abuzz about whether Bevilacqua either was killed by those who didn't want him to testify or whether he killed himself in order to avoid testifying. The timing is so suspicious that any reasonable person would suspect foul play. Bevilacqua covered up for known pedophiles according to two Philadelphia Grand Jury reports.
Suspicious also is the fact that Bevilacqua's corpse was embalmed before the autopsy, since a shot of adrenaline and certain other lethal method would not show up on an autopsy of an embalmed cadaver. Bevilacqua's death at this particular time is just a little too convenient, given the Grand Jury reports documenting his complicity in child rape and the fact that Newchurch has a previous record of covering up from local authorities its Newclergy's crimes against children. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Philadelphia Inquirer.]
Meanwhile, the now autopsied, embalmed corpse of the guilty Newcardinal will become the featured "relic" at a grandiose "Mess of Resurrection" -- in white yet -- at Philadelphia's Novus Ordo basilica. Under traditional Catholic canons, in order to avoid scandal to the Faith, "notorious" persons, such as this one, are to be denied a public funeral. But, of course, this isn't a Catholic funeral. It is merely another one of those invalid Novus Ordo apotheoses.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I thought that you might be interested in the sermon given by Bernie Fellay on February 2, 2012, at the seminary in Winona, Minnesota. In his sermon he attacks traditional Catholic priests who remain independent of his organization and insists that his Neo-SSPX has some kind of "status" above that of independents. Fellay's hypocrisy and dishonesty is all part of his scheme to brainwash the Neo-SSPX laity and seminarians to go along with his deal to sell out to the New Order sect.
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Of course Fellay fears the traditional Catholic priests who remain independent from his pseudo-traditional Neo-SSPX. These priests are the last bastion in standing firm in the Catholic Faith, which Fellay wants to sell out to become "approved" by the unCatholic New Order sect. Fellay's style is an autocratic dictatorship that hates independence of any kind. He wants to rule the members of his own organization in a kind of Hitlerian "ja woll" to his own personal predilections. He has not hesitated even to manhandle his own senior bishop, Richard Williamson, in an impious fashion.
We have received reports from around the world of Fellay's "sermons" -- which are really thinly-disguised propaganda rants to bamboozle as many Neo-SSPXers as he can into the New Order sect -- that the easiest way to wrench the mask off his phony smile is to mention some independent priest who has publicly stood up against his treachery to traditional Catholicism.
That number of public dissenters now includes former priests in his own organization, the Anti-Fellay Priestly Troika: Prior Basilio Meramo, Dean Floriano Abrahamowicz, and Fr. Juan Carlos Ceriani, all of whom Fellay expelled from his Neo-SSPX because the three priests stood against his New Order-leaning principles in favor of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre's original traditional Catholic principles.
During the week of February 6, 2012, Newvatican staged a "sex summit" to attempt to resuscitate Benedict-Ratzinger's reputation as the immoral "Paedophile Pope." Victims' rights groups, who were not invited to the conference, denounced it as a "P.R. exercise." "You don't need a jolly in Rome to learn what the right thing to do is," said one victims' advocate. "This is just a PR stunt. It's just theatre really. It's no use whatsoever."
Benedict-Ratzinger is under intense pressure to protect child victims of rape by his Newclergy rather than, as in the past, rallying to the defense of Newbishops and presbyters accused of these vile crimes. One victim denounced Ratzinger, stating, "There have been few apologies for protection given to them by their [the Newclergy criminals'] superiors. There seems to be a lack of penalty for any of these men in leadership who deliberately or negligently covered up for abusers." Child victims of Newchurch crimes and government investigations have long blamed Ratzinger's "let my criminals go free" policy for failing to report the crimes to police. Victims' groups have denounced Ratzinger for never punishing his Newbishops who moved presbyters from parish to parish where they could rape children again.
While Benedict-Ratzinger has been slow to punish his high-ranking prelates who fail to turn over sex criminals to the police, civil law has begun to pick up the slack. In the United States, a monsignor is facing trial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for failing to protect children from paedophile presbyters under his charge. In Kansas City, Missouri, Newbishop Robert Finn was indicted in October 2011 for failing to report suspected crimes against children by a presbyter who was later charged with possessing child pornography. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by BBC News and the Associated Press.]
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I've been hearing a lot about 2012 theories lately, and it got me thinking: from a Catholic perspective, what should Catholics do if they somehow knew that the world was going to end tomorrow?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Our Lord Jesus Christ was quite clear about this. As He is reported to have told his Apostles (Acts of the Apostles 1:7/DRV): "It is not for you to know the times or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power." Therefore, we are not to speculate about these things. It is a virtual certainly that our own death and particular judgment will occur long before the end of the world. That is what the Catholic should be worried about. We should be prepared "to meet our maker" any time. It won't be the misinterpretation of an Aztec calendar that spirits us off to our own judgment, but a car accident, a heart attack, or a robber.
Ireland's Newarchbishop-Primate, Diarmuid Martin, stated on Ireland's RTE Radio on February 6, 2012, that "Ireland is not prepared to receive a visit" by the "Paedophile Pope," Benedict-Ratzinger, who had been scheduled to travel there in June 2012. Martin has been an outspoken critic of Ratzinger because he instructed his Newbishops not to report sex crimes against Irish children to the police, the Garda. Newchurch authorities in Ireland fear that if Ratzinger sets foot in Ireland, widespread protests would consume the capital of Dublin and elsewhere "in the wake of the sexual, emotional, and physical scandals" in Newchurch-run institutions and the subsequent fall in Novus Ordo service attendance.
Irish government authorities are also hostile to Ratzinger. The country's Foreign Minister said that the government will not extend an entry visa to Ratzinger, "nor is one currently under active consideration." Ireland's Prime Minister before Parliament in July 2011 essentially declared Ratzinger a personal non grata in a blistering attack on Ratzinger's complicity in sex crimes against children by his Newbishops and presbyters. Ireland has recently shut down its embassy in Newvatican in protest. [Some information for this commentary was contributed by the Irish Independent and the Irish Times.]
Benedict-Ratzinger has certainly been next to silent about the spread of immoral "gay marriage" throughout western, once Christian, countries. He writes only liberalist/socialist political tracts disguised as "encyclical letters." The time is long overdue for this Modernist/Liberalist to issue a hard-hitting encyclical against all species of sexual perversions, including homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, transgenderism, transvestitism, and bestiality/zoophilia.
Now perversion is sweeping through Ratzinger's own fatherland of Germany. A German newspaper, Frankfurter Rundschau, has reported that "animal brothels" are on the rise, as bestiality is increasingly excused as a "lifestyle," like homosexuality. In Germany, circulating animal pornography is illegal, but bestiality itself is legal. The problem of zoophilia is getting worse. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Business Insider Europe.]
On January 20, 2012, the godless Obama mandated that religious groups must pay for abortions, sterilization, and contraceptives for their employees, even when it violates their moral doctrine. In the past, religious organizations were always exempt from immoral practices that contravened their doctrine, the so-called "conscience exception." Under the Obama administration, no more.
And the No. 2 guy in the Obama administration is none other than a man who calls himself "Catholic," Joseph Biden, Vice President of the United States, the first "Catholic" to hold that office and the country's most prominent lay "Catholic." In fact, Biden is a member of the New Order sect. Biden, who is usually so loquacious about his "Catholicism" that you can't shut him up on the subject, has taken a vow of silence -- as the Wall Street Journal described him, "as silent and reclusive as a Trappist monk" -- on the gross immorality of the government's imposition of abortion, sterilization, and contraception upon religious groups. His guilty silence proclaims more than any Newchurch "encyclical" the fact that the New Order sect is not Catholic, but a fraud.
It is certainly hypocritical of the Newchurch bishops to pose as innocent of abortion, sterilization, and contraception. Doesn't their sister organization, so-called Catholic Charities, partially fund Planned Parenthood already? Don't their so-called "Catholic" colleges and hospitals already provide "women's" services for students and faculty? These Newchurch bishops long ago made a pact with the Devil. Obama is merely godless enough to collect on their hypocrisy.
Obama, during the 2008 elections, fraudulently presented himself as "welcoming of people of faith." As recently as November 2011, Obama told the U.S. president of the New Order sect, Newarchbishop Timothy Dolan, of New York, that he supported the "conscience exception." On January 24, 2012, Dolan admitted to the world that he had been lied to and duped: that Obama was all along going to void the conscience exception for religious organizations. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Wall Street Journal.]
The Newchurch archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland, has sold the historic traditional Catholic church of St. Peter the Apostle to heretical interests. A renowned architect designed the church in 1842 in the Greek revival style with massive pillars at its entry. Irish laborers dug the foundation by hand, donating their labor to build it. Its early parishioners spared no expense in adorning their traditional house of Catholic worship. They installed an elaborate white marble altar, with a life-size statue of the church's patron saint towering over it, and placed intricately carved Angels at the sides of the tabernacle.
That, of course, was when the Catholic Church was the guardian of churches. Now, under the barbaric Newchurch of the New Order, which wrested control of once Catholic churches after the Modernist Vatican II Council, the Angels have been ripped out of their place of honor and transferred elsewhere in a Novus Ordo "scavenger sale." The marble baptismal font, in which baseball notable Babe Ruth was baptized, and even the pews are for sale. Statuary of the Holy Angels and Saints will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. A revered statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been ripped out of its traditional place on the side altar, its fingers broken off.
The exterior of the building is protected by local and national historic preservation laws, but the interior will be gutted to serve a strange god. A judge and former city councilman who led efforts to place the church on the city's list of historic places said: "I can't believe this is happening to one of the city's oldest and most historic churches." Why can't he believe it? Novus Ordo barbarian-bishops have been destroying and gutting traditional Catholic church all over his country. Is he too blind to see it?
Baltimore was the first see of the United States, presided over by the country's first bishop, John Carroll (r. 1784-1815). When the Newchurch of the New Order took control of what was once the Catholic Church and enforced its Protestantized New Order Service, attendance and revenues declined at St. Peter's, and its schools closed. The church was closed and shuttered in 2008. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Baltimore Sun.]
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Do you think that in the wake of the rejection of Bernie Fellay's Neo-SSPX by Newrome, the SSPX can return to the original course charted for it by its founder, Archbishop Lefebvre? Could Benedict-Ratzinger's leaving Fellay "at the altar" actually be a positive occurrence, where his group could unite with other groups to solidify and unify traditional Catholics, or is this merely wishful thinking?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Yes, it is wishful thinking. After all, traditional Catholic groups detest Bernie Fellay's Neo-SSPX for a number of reasons, among them:
At this point the only way to begin to fix the Neo-SSPX would be to boot Fellay out unceremoniously and to appoint another leader whose stance against the New Order as being unCatholic, with an invalid Mess and Sacraments, would be clear and public. Moreover, that leader would have to spurn the dictatorial, even bellicose, modus operandi that Fellay has pursued against the traditional clergy and laity in the Neo-SSPX who "dared" to remain traditional rather than to become sellouts to the New Order sect.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Some feminists who desire priestesses in the New Order sect sent me this photo that supposedly proves there was a bishopess in the ancient Church. I suspect that this "Episcopa Theodora" is a phony. Was there really an ancient bishopess?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
No, there was no bishopess in the early Church. Episcopa doesn't mean "bishopess" just because episcopos (Latinized to episcopus) is used in Greek sometimes (but not always) to mean "bishop." Episcopa, a feminine form coined from the masculine form episcopos, is rather an honorific title in Greek that was applied to distinguished female relatives of bishops, in this case, apparently, the mother of a pope, Paschal I (r. 817-824).
Modern-day "priestesses," desperate to justify their clearly heretical status, will glom onto any shred of spurious evidence to try to justify their heresy. But if priestesses and bishopesses were recognized by the Catholic and Apostolic Church, surely there would be more than one in 2,000 years! Even the Eastern Orthodox schismatics don't recognize them. In any case, episcopos in the New Testament does not always mean "bishop." In the Epistle of St. Peter, it seems to refer more to its root meaning of "overseer" or "guardian" (epi-, the verbal prefix "upon" or "over" + skopos, one who looks.
One of our readers, an Eastern-rite priest, has informed us that Greek/Eastern Orthodox Church, the wife of a clergyman receives the feminized title of her husband. For example, a presbyter's wife is a presbytera, a deacon's is diaconissa, and I am assuming if you go back early enough to the time when some bishops were married, their wives would then be called episcopessa.
A hoax similar to that of "Bishopess Theodora" is that of the spurious "Pope Joan." For further information, click on FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs?" in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department, in the section "Pope 'Joan.'"
The results of a plenary meeting of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the [New Order] Faith, held in Newrome January 24-27, 2012, are now becoming public: Benedict-Ratzinger and high-level officials in Newvatican have rejected a merger with Bernie Fellay's Neo-SSPX. Ratzinger falsely fancies that the carrot of "full communion" with the New Order sect is an offer that cannot be refused.
To be sure, Bernie Fellay, the Neo-SSPX's Superior General, at least for the time being, was only to eager too munch the New Order carrot and sign Ratzinger's "Doctrinal Preamble," which would have recognized the Modernist Vatican II Council and made the Neo-SSPX a full-fledged member of the New Order sect and under its control. But Fellay was cut off at the knees when his District Superiors at a meeting on October 7, 2011, in Albano, Italy, told him to take his sellout mentality back to Menzingen and supported instead their founder, Archbishop Lefebvre's assessment that the New Order sect, and Ratzinger in particular, were "not Catholic."
Fellay thereupon retreated with his tail between his legs to his bunker in Menzingen, Switzerland, whence he threw over the wall two ambiguous responses to Ratzinger's "Doctrinal Preamble," in December 2011 and January 2012. These responses were analyzed at the plenary meeting. After a final review, the Newbishops of the Congregation rejected any attitude but full-throated acceptance of the Modernistic principles of Vatican II. Fellay cannot give that because his own officials and membeship would revolt. There are already reports that the other three Neo-SSPX bishops are working to depose him and install bishop Alfonso Galarreta as temporary administrator until the Neo-SSPX Chapter Meeting in July 2012 can elect a New Superior General.
The Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), a pseudo-traditionalist "Indult" (now "Motu") society cobbled together by JPII-Wojtyla in 1988 in response to Archbishop Lefebvre's courageous break from the New Order sect, which he denounced as "not Catholic," has announced that it is closing its flagship high school, St. Gregory's Academy in Elmhurst, Pennsylvania, after twenty years because there aren't enough "Motu" presbyter-priests to staff it.
Only one "Motu" presbyter-priest now remains, as the pseudo-traditionalist group, associated with the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini's Half Novus Ordo Vatican II Mess of 1962+ under the auspices of the New Order sect, wanes into oblivion. The FSSP has desperately tried to stimulate vocations, but, contrary to all the glossy advertising material sent out to entice donations from deceived pseudo-traditionalists, vocations are tanking, particularly since the FSSP moved from Pennsylvania to Lincoln, Nebraska, under the control of the Novus Ordo bishop Fabian Bruskewitz.
The FSSP, which poses as "traditional," has always been part of the Novus Ordo structure and has frequently engaged in Novus Ordo practices. In Providence, Rhode Island, and Vienna, Austria, it has given communion in the hand. Its members have, in the Modernistic Vatican II fashion, "concelebrated" the Half Novus Ordo "Mess of 1962+" and even the invalid Full Novus Ordo Mess of 1969. The "Ecclesia Dei" Commission from the beginning has required FSSP presbyter-priests to simulate the Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service Mass when requested by a local Newbishop.
When will the pseudo-traditionalists realize that they are being played for fools by Benedict-Ratzinger's New Order sect? Not only have they been deceived with a Half Novus Ordo Vatican II "Mess of 1962+" in place of the Traditional Latin Mass, but now it turns out that their donations for "Motu" Messes have been converted to paying for invalid Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan services.
It seems that Armando Ochoa, the Newchurch bishop of El Paso, Texas, received funds from the Motarians specifically to build a chapel for the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini's "Mess of 1962+." The Motarians accept this Modernistic, adulterated substitute for the Traditional Latin Mass so that they can claim to be "in good standing" with the unCatholic New Order sect. Ochoa is charged with taking the money under false pretenses and used it for other Novus Ordo purposes. The foolish Motarians now want their money back, but Ochoa won't give it back.
What goes around comes around. Ochoa, who has since hightailed it to Fresno, California, to become Newchurch's newest Newbishop there, had sued one of his own presbyters, Michael Rodriguez, for committing financial irregularities and violations of Newdiocesan policy on the handling of Newparish funds. Said Ochoa: "Rodriguez's handling and use of donated funds has compromised the financial integrity of San Juan Bautista. I have appealed repeatedly to Fr. Rodriguez to make a complete disclosure and a thorough accounting of his financial administration of the parish but he has refused to do so."
In retaliation, the Newparishioners announced on January 30, 2012, their own lawsuit against Ochoa for conversion of the funds ("conversion" is a fancy legal word for misappropriation of funds, i.e., theft). Said the Newparishioners: "We did not donate our money in order for it to be seized by the diocese or San Juan Bautista Parish and used for other purposes. We simply asked that our money be used for the specific intention for which it had been donated or that it be returned to the rightful owners."
The foolish Motarians had "expressed a desire to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in accordance with the Usus Antiquior of the Roman Rite and to do so with the installation of an altar and sanctuary designed for such Mass." Usus Antiquior is the unCatholic and untraditional phrase that the Motarians use to describe the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini's Half Novus Ordo Vatican II "Mess of 1962+." The Motarians, foolishly placing their trust in Newchurch, ponied up some 40,000 dollars for the chapel in the Novus Ordo church. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by CCD.]
Good Catholics, this is just one example of the robbery that goes amongst Newchurch officials every day. What did Our Lord say: "My house shall be a house of prayer; but you have made it a den of robbers" (Luke 19:46/DRV). And it is this den of robbers to which Bernie Fellay wants to sell out his Neo-SSPX. The Motarians, Fellay, and the rest of the pseudo-traditionalists have all forgotten the warning of the philosopher George Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"!
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
What is the state of a Catholic who marries before a Protestant minister?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
A Catholic who marries before a Protestant minister (or a civil official) has by that public act apostatized from the Faith and excommunicated himself from the Church, placing himself in a state of imminent damnation. If the excommunicate is sincerely contrite and has a firm purpose to rectify his act and its consequences, he must approach a priest, who will determine whether the excommunicate exhibits true contrition for his sin and a firm purpose of rectification.
If so, the excommunicate must profess his contrition publicly (as his act of apostasy was public), and accept a penance in the external forum in front of witnesses before he can be readmitted to the Church. This is essentially the same process that is used for Protestants to adjure their heresy before being admitted into the Church.
One of the pseudo-traditional organizations that fell for Benedict-Ratzinger's deceit in "approving" for the New Order sect the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini's Half Novus Ordo Vatican II Mess of 1962+ is now ruing the day that it bought into the fraud of this Mess, which is by no means the Traditional Latin Mass. Una Voce International, whose president, the traditional historian Michael Davies, before his death in 2004, recanted from his uselessness of his decades-long negotiations with Newvatican for a full restoration of the Traditional Latin Mass. In his swan-song, facing death from cancer, Davies confessed that he had been duped by Josef Ratzinger and the other Modernists at Newvatican, who had merely wasted his time and energy in an effort that they had doomed to failure from the beginning.
This is the lesson that Davies clearly learned, but his organization apparently did not, as Una Voce International is still playing the sycophant to the New Order in Newrome. Nor has Bernie Fellay of the Neo-SSPX learned the lesson, as he too is playing the sycophant to the New Order in Newrome. The only one with the guts to call Josef Ratzinger a fraudster and "not a Catholic" was traditional Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who cut Newrome off at the knees and shunned it in favor of developing a strong traditional organization to contest it -- an organization that Fellay has essentially dismantled to play up to the New Order sect in his burning ambition to wear the Novus Ordo purple.
Now Una Voce International has taken official notice of the fact that Newrome, that is, the New Order sect, is working away furiously on "modernizing" to Novus Ordo standards, the already Half Novus Ordo Mess of 1962, which has already been modernized, but so far in only a few places, like the Good Friday prayer for the Jews, which rejects the millennia-long traditional form to made it "oecumenically" correct. Benedict-Ratzinger's 2007 Summorum pontificum specifically provided that the "Motu" Mess should be modernized. He specifically mentioned the addition of disputed Novus Ordo "saints" and modernized "Prefaces," but, a là Vatican II's weasel-wording that surreptitiously led to the traditionally-condemned use of the vulgar tongues, Ratzinger left the door open to other "possibilities" for modernization.
Una Voce International itself is not a traditional organization. It openly recognizes the Robber Council Vatican II's Constitution on the Sacred [Sic] Liturgy and its provision to hold "all lawfully recognized rites to be of equal right and dignity" (No. 4). In accepting that Modernist principle, Una Voce International is recognizing the equality of the invalid Full Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service of 1969 with the immemorial Traditional Latin Mass. This position of Una Voce International contradicts the anathema of the dogmatic Council of Trent and opens Una Voce International to the odor of heresy.
Una Voce International hypocritically talks about Benedict-Ratzinger's planned "adulteration of the Missal of 1962," but fails to mention that that Half Novus Ordo Missal of 1962+, engineered by the Freemason presybter Hannibal Bugnini, who also fabricated the invalid Full Novus Ordo Missal of 1969, is itself an adulteration of the immemorial Traditional Latin Mass. Shockingly, Una Voce International declares that it "accepts organic development" of the "Motu" Mess. Is this organization demented? This is the same specious justification that the Modernists of Vatican II used to introduce the unCatholic and invalid Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service of 1969.
Good Catholics, now that pseudo-traditionalists have already dumped the Traditional Latin Mass for the Half Novus Ordo "Motu Mess of 1962+", what will be the result of this renewed bowdlerization of the Mess? As one source put it: "a true cosmic liturgy" based on Benedict-Ratzinger's "oecumenical/evolutionary thinking a là Teilhard de Chardin" -- that is, no Mass at all!
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
It is really possible that Fellay believes he has any kind of future with Newchurch? Once Newchurch accomplishes a "regularization" of his Neo-SSPX, the future of Fellay and his cadre of administrators will be over. Even a Newchurcher strategist knows that you can't promote traitors. Why not? Because it encourages more traitors in the future. The rule is ultimately to destroy those who deviate from the power structure, simply as an example to others who might entertain similar plans.
The SSPX long ago broke the Newchurch "politically-correct" rules and has already faced down and embarrassed the corrupt Newchurch. Once he sells out, not only will Fellay never be accepted or promoted, but he may even encounter a fate far worse. It wouldn't be the first time Newchurch Modernists took vengeance on those who would defy them, even while conning them with blandishments and lies.
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
It is truly remarkable how ambition and personal pride have blinded Fellay to the handwriting on the wall that his Archbishop-founder clearly saw.
Salvatore Cordileone, the Newchurch bishop of Oakland, California, personally appointed by Benedict-Ratzinger in 2009, has ordered that his Newchurchers not kneel to receive the Novus Ordo cookie. "The proper posture is standing," he directed. "Receiving communion [sic] kneeling, or genuflecting before receiving, while often motivated by the praiseworthy desire to show greater respect to the Most Blessed Sacrament [sic], is not proper according to the liturgical norms." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the CCD.]
Good Catholics, Cordileone is one of those phony Novus Ordo "bishops," who was merely installed in 2002 under Bugnini's Protestantized invalid New Ordinal of 1968, and was never consecrated as a bishop. Thus, he is simply a hired mouthpiece for the invalid New Order. In fact, "communion in the hand" is a Protestant innovation foisted upon the New Order world in the name of false oecumenism. The Novus Ordo practice of communion in the hand is rooted in the rejection of the Catholic doctrine on the Holy Eucharist and the denial of the Catholic priesthood. The Church and many of its popes have condemned communion in the hand from the early centuries on. For further information, click on FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs?" in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department, in the section "Communion in the Hand."
While the Italy's leading newspaper Corriere della Sera exposed yet another Newvatican financial scandal, Benedict-Ratzinger, through his mouthpiece, presbyter Federico Lombardi, responded on January 31, 2012, by attempting to distance himself from the Italian presbyter who invested some 200,000,000 dollars in ponzi scheme run by an Italian financier known as the "Madoff of Parioli."
The Italian newspaper's story documented that the presbyter, who is connected with the New Order's Congregation for the Causes of Saints [Sic], had been involved in a swindle, possibly to promote various Novus Ordo "sainthood" causes for the New Order Dominicans. Presbyter Francesco Ricci is a postulator, an official responsible for "sainthood" causes for his Novus Ordo Dominican order. He invested the possible payoff money in a financial-services operation run by criminal financier who was charged in April 2011 by Italian authorities with several counts of fraud. Benedict-Ratzinger attempted to claim that "technically" Ricci is not an member of the Congregation, but a postulator associated with it. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Reporter.]
Good Catholics, one can only wonder how many phony Novus Ordo "sainthood" causes have been bought by the likes of presbyter Ricci.
Warner Brothers has announced that it will distribute traditional Catholic Mel Gibson's Biblical epic on the Machabees, based on the history of the traditionalist Judaeans who fought against the pagan Alexandrian rulers of the 2nd century B.C., who wanted to impose their pagan worship upon the Temple. Gibson has previously stated that he views the Machabee freedom-fighters to be analogous to today's fighters for traditional Catholicism against the New Order. Gibson has first option to direct the epic, and he will produce the film through his Icon Productions banner, the same banner under which he produced and directed the 2004 Biblical traditional Catholic blockbuster The Passion of the Christ.
The relevant history is contained in two Books of Machabees of the Bible, which are found in the Greek Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate, but excluded from Protestant Bibles in the revolt of the 16th century. Many Protestants are now realizing the errors of their ways and are admitting those and other Catholic books into their versions. The King James translators had translated these books as part of what they called the "Apocrypha."
It can be expected that the same secular Jews of today, who wouldn't know a Machabee if it hit them in the face, and who, like the Protestants, are lacking these two historical books even from their Unitestamental Hebrew Bible, will probably find some excuse to attack Gibson. If you remember, Gibson faced two years of virulent personal attacks while he was producing and directing The Passion of the Christ, primarily from Abraham Foxman, head of the Sons of the Jewish Covenant, aka B'nai B'rith. Extremist secular Jews simply don't want the name of Christ, which means Messias after all, publicized if they can help it!
Simultaneously, Warner Brothers announced that Steven Spielberg, known for major movies like Jaws, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, and Saving Private Ryan, has been tapped to direct a film portraying the Hebrew warrior Moses. The working title of the film is Gods and Kings and will emulate in spirit Mel Gibson's 1995 Academy Award-winning Braveheart, a history of the 13th-century Scottish warrior, William Wallace. The new Moses film is supposed to be a "grittier" military analogue to Paramount's 1956 Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston, one of the most profitable films of its era, grossing 65,000,000 dollars. Warner Brothers wants to start production sometime in March or April 2013. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Deadline.]
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
A leading French Neo-SSPX priest who is spearheading the Join-the-New-Order-Sect faction has suggested that Novus Ordo presbyters in France be inducted into "Tradition" by being allowed to perform Bugnini's Half Novus Ordo "Motu" Mess in French. Seemingly taking a cue from this Neo-SSPX leader, Newvatican has been trying to sell revamped vernacular versions of the Novus Ordo Mess, so that there would be no need for presbyters to have a vernacular version of the "Motu" Mess, but they could use the revamped Novus Ordo Mess instead. Of course, traditional Catholics know that such a proposal is tantamount to heresy, as the dogmatic Council of Trent decreed: "If anyone says that the Mass ought to be celebrated in the vernacular only ..., let him be excommunicated."
While it seems that there may be underhanded dealings between Fellay's Neo-SSPX and Newrome, it remains a mystery as to why Newrome is as keen to wrap up a deal as is Fellay.
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
The reason is pretty evident. Benedict-Ratzinger is desperate to accomplish something, anything, for his historical dossier. In more than five years of his Newpapacy, he has pretty much been a complete washout as Newpope. Not only has he, by his personal subornation of child rape by his Newbishops and presbyters, caused the mass exodus of many of the dwindling Newchurchers, but he has also offended the Mohammedans, offended the Jews, and offended the Protestants. Thus, his "oecumenical" reputation, all important to New Order leaders, is a big fat zero.To have deceived Fellay and his Neo-SSPXers into the Novus Ordo sect that Archbishop Lefebvre condemned as "not Catholic," would have been at least one redeeming act in the view of his Newchurch prelates. But even goal that went sour. The SSPX's senior bishop, Richard Williamson, blew to smithereens the sellout that was scheduled for February 2, 2009, when he expressed his opinion on a disputed point of secular history. The Jews went ballistic, since Ratzinger had just "unexcommunicated" from the New Order sect the four Neo-SSPX bishops. Fellay and his group are now strangled with the epithet "anti-Semitic," which is deadly to a Modernist/Liberalist like Ratzinger.
Even so, Fellay thought that he could ram the sellout down the throats of the other three Neo-SSPX bishops and his district superiors by accepting Benedict-Ratzinger's "Doctrinal Preamble," which requires acceptance of the Neo-Modernistic Vatican II Council. In that hope Fellay was deluded. The three bishops and his district superiors told him at the October 7, 2011, Albano meeting in no uncertain terms that they would not become traitors to Archbishop Lefebvre's founding traditional principles, but would sooner see Fellay ejected from the General Superiorate. Fellay fled the Albano meeting with his tail between his legs and secreted himself in his Menzingen bunker, from which thenceforth he has dared to issue only a few impersonal press releases.
Benedict-Ratzinger, meanwhile, was reported to have been shocked when he learned of Fellay's fate. Ratzinger, as an unCatholic Modernist, believes that "communion" with his paedophile New Order is a great gift, and doesn't understand why the Neo-SSPX leaders threw Fellay under the bus for suggesting a sellout. This Ratzinger is out of touch with reality. He seems to be oblivious -- or at least wants to appear to be so -- to the fact that in many quarters he is a despised figure, the most immoral pope since Alexander VI, the "Bad Pope." In fact, Ratzinger is than Pope Alexander. As far as we can tell, Alexander was no paedophile supporter. Nor did he corrupt doctrine or the Holy Mass and Sacraments.
In virtually all the public appearances made by U.S. Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, there she is standing beside him: Callista Bisek, Gingrich's purported third "wife." Gingrich publicly converted to the New Order sect from the Southern Baptist sect in 2010, just in time to prepare for the presidential race, when he was already sporting his third wife. Even Newchurchers were asking: how did Gingrich dispose of his first two wives so that he could munch the Novus Ordo cookie and swill the Novus Ordo Kool-Aid?
In some way, Gingrich seems to fit the immoral pattern of the New Order sect exemplified by the "Paedophile Pope," Benedict-Ratzinger. Gingrich is an admitted serial adulterer, whose second wife has accused him of wanting an "open marriage" so that he could continue his adultery. Gingrich cheated on Wife No. 1 (Jackie Battley, married in 1962 and presented with divorce papers in 1981, according to some accounts, when she in the hospital for cancer) with Wife No. 2 (Marianne Ginter, married in 1993 and divorced in 2000), and on Wife No. 2 with Wife No. 3 (Callista Bisek, married in 2000), a fetching, blonde congressional staffer 23 years his junior.
Gingrich, who is so prolix on every topic under the sun, won't talk in any detail about his trigamy. From what can be surmised, he tried to dispose of his first two wives by complicity with the fraudulent New Order "annulment" mill. So the trigamist is now "in good standing" with the equally fraudulent New Order sect.
Without clarity on this point, even in the New Order sect, Gingrich should be denied the Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid for living in apparent concubinage. Although Wife No. 2 had been married previously, so she was committing bigamy in marrying Gingrich, and Gingrich was already married to Wife No. 1, so he was also committing bigamy, and marriage number two was thus invalid, no one can figure why the marriage to Wife No. 1 did not remain valid. Somehow Gingrich got the New Order sect throw her under the bus.
Gingrich bristles when asked about his marriages, but says that he has "asked forgiveness." Of whom he doesn't specify. It certainly wasn't Wife No. 2, who has stated publicly that he never asked her for forgiveness. Probably Gingrich asked forgiveness of the Novus Ordo god, but that didn't stop him from continuing with the adultery and failing to rectify his gravely-sinful situation.
Good Catholics, here we have a man smart in politics, but dumb in religion. In fact, the evidence might indicate that the religion was entered into for political ends. Complicit in this fraud is Benedict-Ratzinger's Newchurch of the New Order, which runs an "annulment mill" that is the Newchurch equivalent to divorce. The morality of all involved stinks to high heaven.