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U.S. Leftists Spread Their Hatred from Confederate Heroes
To Traditional Catholic Heroes in a New Racist "Reign of Terror"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Junipero Serra

A Statue of Fra Junipero Serra in Front of Mission San Fernando
Serra Brought Catholicism to the Spaniards and Indians of Alta California
By Founding 21 Missions between 1769 and 1833
The (Traditional) Franciscan Established a Chain of 21 Catholic Missions
His Statue Was Vandalized, Apparently by La Raza Racists
The Padres at the Missions Protected the Indians from Hostile Tribes
And Taught Them the Catholic Faith, Sacred Vocal and Instrumental Music
And Practical Arts Such as Viticulture, Candle-making, and Animal Husbandry

As Radical Leftist factions in the United States conduct their desecration of historic statuary and monuments, their vendetta is now extending to religious statues. It is now not only the great figures of the Confederacy that are being attacked, but Catholic religious figures. The first victim was Fra Junipero Serra, the (traditional) Catholic Franciscan who brought the Catholic Faith to the Spaniards and Indians in Alta California by establishing there a chain of 21 Catholic Missions. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Holy Cards, California Missions & Stations of the Cross department in the section "Catholic Missions."

The statue of Padre Serra that stands in the park outside Mission San Fernando was vandalized, presumably by La Raza racists, on August 17, 2017. The statue was spray-painted in red, and the word "murder" was sprayed on Padre Serra's image in white paint. The Indian child standing beside the Serra figure, representing the local Indians whom the padres at the Missions protected from hostile Indian tribes and taught the Catholic faith, sacred vocal and instrumental music, and practical arts such as viticulture, candle-making, and animal husbandry, was also spray-painted in red. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by CBS News.]

True Catholics, it seems that the world, both civil society and the Newchurch of the New Order, is sinking into a like chaos that followed the Fall of Rome and led St. Benedict of Nursia to gather up books and religious articles into his monastery at Monte Cassino, there to preserve Roman Culture until the Dark Ages ended. It did take half a millennium, but the true Church did rise once, at that time into the glory of the Catholic High Middle Ages. One cannot become pessimistic about the eventual victory of the true Church and of Western Civilization, whose divine spark the barbarians cannot suppress indefinitely.

August 21, 2017 - St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Widow
Double Feast

Newchurch Theologian Wants to Change Newcanon Law
To Deal with Heretical Newpopes Like Francis-Bergoglio

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Honorius I

Pope Honorius I Was Excommunicated
By the Third Oecumenical Council of Constaninople
Now a Leading Newchurch Dominican Theologian
Has Called out Francis-Bergoglio
For His Heretical Teachings in Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Sex)
And Has Called for a Change in Newchurch Canon Law
To Provide for "a Procedure for Calling to Order a [New]pope
Who Teaches Error" In Order to "Dissuade [New]popes
From Any Tendency to Doctrinal Waywardness"
The Dogmatic First Vatican Council Taught
That Even Popes Could Fall into Heresy

Dom Aidan Nichols, a leading Newchurch Dominican theologian, on August 18, 2017, broke his silence and publicly denounced Francis-Bergoglio's heretical teaching on marriage as leading to a "very grave situation" and has proposed a change in Newcanon Law to correct Newpopes' doctrinal errors. He was a signatory to a private letter of 45 presbyters and theologians to Bergoglio in 2016 to the College of Newcardinals requesting that they demand Bergoglio to correct his heresies on marriage.

Many Catholics are unaware that in 1983 the Unsaint JPII-Woytyla substituted for Catholic Canon Law a Protestantized version, which is not Catholic. It is this anti-Catholic version to which Dom Nichols is referring. Dom Nichols predicted that there is as a result now in Newchurch "a danger of possible schism" but that it was not as immediate a danger as "the spread of a moral heresy."

Fr. Nichols was specifically referring to the heresies contained in Francis-Bergoglio's March 19, 2016, document Amoris laetitia (The Joy of Sex) He said that Newchurch needs "a procedure for calling to order a [New]pope who teaches error" in order to "dissuade [New]popes from any tendency to doctrinal waywardness." He referred to the case of Pope Honorius (625-658), who was excommunicated by the Third Oecumenical Council of Constantinople (680-681) retroactively as a heretic who had taught heresy.

Honorius was only one of several heretical popes in the history of the Church. For further information, click on POPELIM: Limitations of Papal Authority to Change Sacred Tradition, From the Writings of Roman Catholic Popes, Councils, Saints, and Theologians in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files: FAQs and Traditional Apologetics department.

Dom Nichols enumerated several of Francis-Bergoglio's heresies.

  1. Bergoglio would permit the sacrilegious "communion" of bigamists (although technically Newchurch has not had the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist since 1968, when the Protestantized presbyterate and the invalid New Mess were instituted).
  2. Bergoglio would introduce a "a previously unheard-of state of life. Put bluntly, this state of life is one of tolerated concubinage."
  3. Bergoglio would teach that "actions condemned by the law of Christ can sometimes be morally right or even, indeed, requested by God" and instead teach the heresy that some divinely-condemned acts are not always morally wrong.
  4. Bergoglio would reject the dogmatic Council of Trent's anathema of the opinion that "the commandments of God are impossible to observe even for a man who is justified and established in grace" and instead teach the heresy that it is not always possible or even advisable to follow God's moral law. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Catholic Herald.]

True Catholics, Dom Nichols correctly pointed out that the dogmatic First Vatican Council had restricted the doctrine of papal infallibility, so that "it is not the position of the Roman Catholic Church that a pope is incapable of leading people astray by false teaching as a public doctor." It is sad that all too many Catholics are ignorant of the Catholic dogma of the limitation of papal authority. They ignorantly seem to believe that if the pope sneezes, it is a divine pronouncement! The Catholic Faith is above all a rational faith, and such silly fancies offend God Himself.

August 20, 2017 - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Semidouble Sunday

Doctrinal Chaos Continues in Francis-Bergoglio's Newchurch
As Newcardinals Plan a Formal Declaration of Heresy against the Marxist Newpope

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Four Newcardinals

Left to Right, Top then Bottom: Newcardinals Raymond Burke
Joachim Meisner (Now deceased), Walter Brandmuller and Carlo Caffarra
Because Francis-Bergoglio Has Ignored Their Request for Correction
Of Heretical Positions Taken in His 2016 Document
Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Sex)
They Are Planning a Formal Declaration of Heresy
In Which Bergoglio Will Then Be Adjured to Conform His Own Teaching
In Obedience to Christ and the Magisterium of the Church

On August 16, 2016, the Newcardinals revealed the next step in correcting Francis-Bergoglio's heresies concerning marriage, contained in his March 19, 2016, document Amoris laetitia (The Joy of Sex). Since June 2016, Bergoglio has been given over a year by the Newcardinals to correct his heresies, but has failed to do so. Therefore, the Newcardinals are planning to issue a formal declaration of what the Church teaches about marriage, the family, acts that are intrinsically evil, etc., and how Bergoglio has departed from these Church teachings. Bergoglio will then be adjured to conform his own teaching in obedience to Christ and the Magisterium of the Church.

It is a common misconception that popes are the Magisterium of the Church. In Latin, magister is a masculine noun, denoting a teacher; in contrast, magisterium is a neuter noun, denoting teaching authority. That Magisterium must be, by explicit dogma, based upon Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, to which even popes must conform or be declared heretics.

Francis-Bergoglio is now being publicly charged with tearing Newchurch asunder by causing "uncertainty, confusion, and disorientation among many of the faithful" in allowing the (invalid) Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid to be given to bigamists, those who have civilly divorced their spouses and then presumed to contract a phony civil "marriage," in which they live in adulterous bigamy. Bergoglio is essentially being charged in their statement by the Newcardinals with formal schism, if not heresy, both excommunicable offenses:

People can, however, be living in a schismatic situation if the teaching of Christ has been abandoned. The more appropriate word would be the one Our Lady used in her Message of Fatima: apostasy. There can be apostasy within the Church and this, in fact, is what is going on. In connection with the apostasy, Our Lady also referred to the failure of pastors to bring the Church to unity. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]

There is ample precedent in the history of the Church for denouncing a pope as a heretic. The first was related by St. Paul in his Epistle to the Galatians (2:11/DRV et seq.) in which the Saint denounced Peter in front of the Council of the Apostles for falling into heresy. Another interesting precedent is that of Pope John XXII (1316-1334).

In three sermons from 1331 until 1333, the pope preached and wrote against the common opinion of theologians, preaching instead that the souls of the just do not enjoy the Beatific Vision immediately after death, nor that the wicked are at once eternally damned, but that all await the final judgment of God at the Last Day. The pope was denounced as a heretic and summoned to be brought before a council for trial and condemnation. Yet he persisted in teaching this error, even throwing into the papal dungeon one who accused him of heresy. Eventually, however, the pope appointed a commission of theologians to examine the question, which easily showed him that his teaching was contrary to the almost universal opinion of theologians.

On the day before his death, December 3, 1334, he issued the Bull Ne super his in the presence of the College of Cardinals, formally and solemnly abjuring his erroneous teaching. Upon his deathbed, the pope solemnly recanted his every opinion, every teaching contrary to the Catholic Faith, alluding to his heretical sermons. This instance, among many others, do not leave any room for doubt but that it is possible for a pope to be guilty of heresy.

True Catholics, of course, what the Newcardinals and the Newpope have been playing in 2016-2017 is a phony game. The Newchurch of the New Order has not been the Catholic Church since 1964, when the Vatican II Anti-council changed the "institutional" Church to the Newchurch of the New Order and dumped the Catholic Church, which now exists only outside the Newchurch structure. Newcardinal Ray "Bully" Burke is a dedicated member of the New Order sect, and can be seen in his Novus Ordo get-up simulating the invalid Novus Ordo Mess. Burke has been caught red-handed in scandal after scandal, until now he has been stripped of all offices and secreted away in Newvatican. Newchurch will never become Catholic because its very constitution is anti-Catholic. No true Catholic can have anything to do with it, its phony Mess, its phony sacraments, its Protestant doctrine, and its pig-sty morals.

August 19, 2017 - St. John Eudes, Confessor
Double Feast

New Study: Catholic Scientists First Discovered Antibiotics
But Anti-Catholic Heretics Stopped the Advance of the Science

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Cat & the Black Plague

A Mediaeval Latin Manuscript Describes How Cats
Could Have Stopped the Black Plague by Killing Rats that Bore the Plague Flea
It Was Not the Catholics, but the Anti-Catholic Heretics
Who Believed that Cats Were Witches' Familiars
And Who Superstitiously Exterminated the Very Cats Who Could Have Saved Europe
From the Black Plague that Decimated More than One-third of the Population
A New Medical Study Shows that Mediaeval Catholic Physicians
Had Discovered More Effective Antibiotics than Even Some Today
But the Heretics Hated the "Mediaeval" Catholic Church
And Destroyed Its Saving Medical Knowledge for Many Centuries

You've heard all the derisive Leftist, atheistic, secularist putdown: Catholicism is "mediaeval." Catholics, on the contrary, point to the Middle Ages as a high point of the Church, boasting some of the most brilliant minds in all of history, such as the scientist Roger Bacon, the composer Perotin the Great, the painter Giotto, and the philosopher-theologians St. Albert the Great, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Bonaventure, among so many others. As usual, the Leftists are dead wrong -- and new scientific study now proves it.

Medical researchers decided to test mediaeval Catholic prescriptions, fully expecting that they were worthless, if not harmful. But it makes sense that the Church was a leader in medicine, first as it spread into the West the knowledge of such legendary figures as Hippocrates (of the Hippocratic Oath, taken by physicians to this day), Galen, and Celsus. The Catholic Church's mission is the care of souls, which often overlaps with the care of the body. The Catholic Church organized history's first network of nursing and hospitals. Many monasteries had a hospital for the poor annexed to them. Mediaeval Catholic universities also developed medical science to a significant degree hitherto unrecognized.

The medical researchers fully expected the mediaeval prescriptions that they studied to be at best placebos. But what they found has startled medical science. It seems that long before Alexander Fleming, who discovered Penicillin in 1928, medieval Catholic physicians had discovered antibiotics. One mediaeval prescription, it turned out, was a more effective antibiotic against the virulent staphylococcus bacterium, which still continues to elude modern scientists, now in the form of deadly MRSA (Methycillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), which kills a million people a year, expected to reach ten million by 2050.

If the mediaeval Catholic physicians were so knowledgeable, why did this knowledge fall into desuetude and begin a return only in the modern era? Well, it seems that the cause was similar to the reason why the Black Plague wiped out more than one-third of Europe in the fourteenth century: superstition -- not on the part of the Catholics, but on the part of the anti-Catholics. It was the heretics in the Middle Ages who killed cats because they were considered to be the familiars of witches, whereas Catholics did not believe in witches. If the anti-Catholic heretics had not killed all the cats, the rats, who were the hosts for the Bubonic Plague flea and who were the prey of cats, would have been wiped out.

Just so, the heretics, who hated the Catholic Church, had characterized the mediaeval Catholic Church as dark and backward, in fancied opposition to the heretics' own "enlightened" thought. Thus, the heretics rejected all the benefits that mediaeval Catholic medicine could provide. Modern medical researchers have in fact found that Catholic mediaeval medicine was highly developed and used a scientific methodology of observation and testing. Now the mediaeval prescriptions are starting to form the basis of modern research into desperately-needed new antibiotics. Another mediaeval Catholic prescription may hold the key to reversing macular degeneration, an increasingly-common affliction among our modern senior population. One mediaeval Catholic manual contains around 6000 references to specific ingredients and 360 very detailed prescriptions, which address over 110 diseases. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.S. Library of Commerce Lecture Series.]

True Catholics, we have all heard the slurs against traditional Catholics, particularly in the High Middle Ages. Now modern medicine has put the lie to modern anti-Catholic propaganda and has found evidence that the mediaeval Catholic scientists were smarter than the modern secularist scientists, who are now seen to have been responsible for setting modern medicine back by centuries behind the Catholic advances -- and killed more than one-third of Europe as a result.

August 18, 2017 - Within the Octave of the Assumption
Semidouble Feast

A Reader Asks: "Can a Traditional Catholic Be Buried
In a Military Cemetery or Other Non-denominational Cemetery?"

From: Ron
Ritual Romanum

The Traditional Rituale Romanum
Which Governs the Administration of the Sacraments
Traditional Catholics Will Be Happy to Know
That the Exsequial Rites of the Church
Easily Provide for Such Cases
When the Deceased Has Arrived at the Graveside
The Priest (and Schola, if Available) Sings
One the Most Beautiful of Gregorian Chants: "In Paradisum"
"Into Paradise May the Angels Lead Thee:
At Thy Arrival May the Martyrs Take Thee Up
And Bear Thee to the Holy City Jerusalem"

I am a 79-year old traditional Catholic, a member of a chapel that is run by one of the fully traditional Catholic organizations. I am also a retired United States Navy veteran. In planning for my eventual interment, I should like to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, which is a military cemetery in Washington, D.C. Realizing that as a traditional Catholic, I should be buried in hallowed ground, may just the single burial plot be blessed by a traditional Catholic priest, who would be the officiant at the graveside service?

The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.

Your question now becomes a general one for all traditional Catholics. Many of these abhor the thought of being buried in a cemetery run by the New Order sect, except in cases where previous family members have been buried in a Catholic cemetery before the New Order sect took it over. Thus, traditional Catholics often choose to be buried in general cemeteries not affiliated with any religious denomination. Or, as in this case, a specialized cemetery like a military cemetery.

Traditional Catholics will be happy to know that the Exsequial rites of the Church, contained in the traditional Rituale Romanum, easily provide for such cases. First, when the deceased is conveyed to the grave, the priest (and schola, if available) sings one of the most beautiful of Gregorian chants: In paradisum deducant te Angeli: "Into Paradise may the Angels lead thee: at thy arrival may the Martyrs take thee up and bear thee to the holy city Jerusalem...." When the deceased has arrived at the gravesite, the priest blesses the grave with the Oration Deus, cuius miseratione animae fidelium requisecat.... Following the blessing of the grave, the priest chants another of the most beautiful of Gregorian chants: Ego sum resurrectio et vita: "I am the resurrection and the life: He who believes in me, even if he shall have died, will live: And everyone who lives and believes in me, shall never die."

Concerning preparations for a traditional Catholic funeral, 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 "Cremation and Traditional Funeral Instructions."

August 17, 2017 - St. Hyacinth, Confessor
Double Feast

Top Neo-SSPX Leader Quits Bernie Fellay
District Superior of the U.K. Paul Morgan's Exit Shocks Neo-SSPX to the Core

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Paul Morgan & Bernie Fellay

The Neo-SSPX Has Been Stunned by the News
That Fr. Paul Morgan, District Superior of the United Kingdom
And Founder of Its Philippines Mission
Has Quit the Neo-SSPX's Superior-Dictator Bernie Fellay
Morgan Thus Joins the Neo-SSPX's Leading Pastors in France
And over 100 Other Neo-SSPX Priests Who Have Rejected Fellay
Because of His Incompetent and Incoherent Programme
To Sell out Archbishop Lefebvre's Once Traditional Catholic
Society of St. Pius X to the Modernists in Newrome
Whom the Great Archbishop Called "Not Catholic"

It has taken two decades, but Bernie Fellay's house of cards is finally falling. Newchurch doesn't want him. More than 100 of his priests have abandoned him. Now one of the Neo-SSPX's most respected leaders has had enough of him, Fr. Paul Morgan, who had recently District Superior of the United Kingdom and Scandanavia, then moved on to become a Prior of Canada. Fr. Morgan had been a great missionary for the Society, having founded its mission in the Philippines.

When the three Neo-SSPX bishops (Fellay, Galarreta, Tissier de Mallerais) and 25 District Superiors met in Albano, Italy, on October 7-8, 2011, and Bernie Fellay was told in no uncertain terms that he could not engage in further "negotiations" with Newrome to sell out the Neo-SSPX, Fr. Morgan did what a leader of his people should do: he reported back to his U.K. \members what had happened at the meeting. Fellay flew into a rage and chastized the highly-respected Fr. Morgan to the horror of U.K. Neo-SSPXers. As a result, Fellay tried to impose an Order of Silence upon all Neo-SSPX leaders.

Fr. Morgan is an outspoken opponent to the Modernist Vatican II Anti-council to which Fellay is trying to play the sycophant. Fr. Morgan has publicly opposed Fellay's attempted sellout of the once-traditional Catholic SSPX of Archbishop Lefebvre to the Marxist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio.

Fr. Morgan, who seems to be one its best and most honest leaders left in the Neo-SSPX, tried to continue to serve the Neo-SSPX, thinking that he could continue after the example of the great Archbishop Lefebvre, but ultimately determined that he could not do so with Superior-Dictator Fellay at the helm. Thus, he quit Fellay, joining the seven leading Prior-Pastors in France who recently quit Fellay when Fellay placed the control of Neo-SSPX in the power of the heretic Newpope, Francis-Bergoglio.

The date of Fr. Morgan's abandoning Fellay, August 10, is significant: the feastday of St. Lawrence of Rome, one of the most prominent Martyr-Saints of the Church, who suffered unspeakable tortures at the hands of the Roman emperor. Fr. Morgan is now living with a group of traditional Capuchins.

True Catholics, Fr. Morgan's departure is a crushing blow to the facade that Bernie Fellay puts up. It has become clear that Fellay is damaged goods of his own making and needs to go. Our bet is that he will be forced out at the next General Chapter meeting in Summer 2018. But the damage is done. The Neo-SSPX, which long ago departed from the traditional Catholic principles of its great founder, Archbishop Lefebvre, will hobble along, but it will never recover from the quarter century of the tyrrany of Fellay.

Liturgical Rank

Russian President Calls Francis-Bergoglio "Not a Christian"
Vladimir Putin Himself Is a Devout Catholic and Apostolic Christian

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Vladimir & Svetlana Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and His Wife Svetlana
Publicly Worship at the Divine Liturgy of Easter on May 5, 2013
Putin Is a Catholic and Apostolic Christian
And His Called out Francis-Bergoglio, the Marxist Newpope
For Being "Not a Man of God ... at Least Not the Christian God"
Francis-Bergoglio Grew up in a Marxist-bent Country, Argentina
And Joined the Marxist Newjesuits
Who Advocate Violent "Liberation Theology"

You know that the world has shifted on his poles when the purported Newpope is a Marxist, and the Russian President is a devout Catholic and Apostolic Christian. At a visit to the Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Kronstadt, Vladimir Putin minced no words about the purported Newpope when he proclaimed:

If you look around at what he [Francis-Bergoglio] says, it is clear that he is not a man of God.  At least not the Christian God, not the God of the Bible.

That hits the nail on the head! Not only is Bergoglio not a Christian, but a Marxist, he is an enemy of Western Civilization, which previous popes fought to protect as the foundation of the Catholic Church. Bergoglio's economics are Marxist. He is an advocate of One World Government, incompatible with Christianity; of open borders, contrary to the teaching of the Catholic Church on the sovereignty of nations; and of homosexuality, which undermines the family as the basis of society in God's Natural Law ("Who am I to judge," he says)

Francis-Bergoglio grew up in a Marxist-bent country, Argentina, and joined the Marxist Newjesuits, who advocate violent "Liberation Theology," that is, the murder of conservative South American government officials. He wants to make a Newchurch "saint" out of his fellow Marxist Oscar Romero, and has for this purpose changed the saint-making rules for his Newchurch of the New Order.

Putin, on the other hand, appears to be a devout Catholic and Apostolic Christian, albeit in formally schismatic (but valid) Russian Orthodoxy. Putin's mother was a devout Russian Orthodox Church and attended Divine Liturgy regularly, despite the atheistic Soviet Union's persecution against Christians then. Young Vladimir was baptized and himself regularly attended Divine Liturgy. To this day he wears a crucifix blessed by a priest, given to him by his mother. He is reported to approach the Sacrament of Penance regularly and to have a Russian Orthodox bishop as his confessor. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by ABC Media.]

True Catholics, who is the true believer and who is the fraud in this picture? It seems that as the years pass, Francis-Bergoglio is being exposed at the highest levels for the fraud that he is perpetrating by using the carcass of the "institutional" Church as a Marxist political vehicle, while Neocon Newchurchers and pseudo-traditionalists bow the knee to his fraud. They deserve what they get. "Deus non irridetur" [God is not mocked] (Galatians 6:7/DRV).


New Data Confirm that Newchurch "Vocations" Continue to Sink
Francis-Bergoglio Has Had the Opposite Effect and Is Shutting down Newserminaries

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Deserted Newseminary

With Few Men Entering Newchurch Seminaries
To Become Be "Installed" as "Presbyter-Ministers"
Newchurch Seminaries Stand Deserted
With No One to Chant the Office
Only a Phonograph Is Left to Provide Music
New Data Confirm that Francis-Bergoglio Has Neither Arrested
Nor Reversed the Decline
The Vaunted "Francis Effect" Has Turned out to Be a Ruse

Numbers revealed recently by the Central Office of Statistics of the Newvatican have confirmed that from 2012 through 2016, Newchurch "vocations" continue to sink. (We put the word in quotation marks because one cannot have a vocation to a heresy.) Worldwide, the number of New Order seminarians dropped 3.1 per cent in just those five years.

The data further confirm that Francis-Bergoglio has neither arrested nor reversed the decline. Yet the situation for Newchurch is worse that even those figures would indicate. The presbyter-per-Newchurcher ratio is becoming far worse, falling by twice as much as the number of Newseminarians.

The few Newchurch "conservative" groups that were doing marginally better have been gutted by Francis-Bergoglio. Bergoglio has placed the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate under inquisition by a Newvatican commissioner because its founder was accused of a "Lefebvrist drift." Bergoglio has charged the Family of the Incarnate Word with an "exaggerated drift to doctrinal or disciplinary security" (translation: "too conservative") and has blocked the installation of the Family’s New Order presbyters.

Bergoglio has ordered an Apostolic Visitation (translation: "Inquisition") of the Heralds of the Gospel and has charged the "conservative" group with believing in an "occult doctrine supported by the Devil," that is, the doctrine of the Catholic Church. Bergoglio keeps "conservative" groups under surveillance because, as he recently told 140 Religious Superiors in Newvatican, they "seem to be soldiers ready to fight for the Faith and good morals." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by First Things.]

True Catholics, an ever-weaker Newchurch finds its "vocations" in continuing decline. Shortly, there will be no new presbyter-ministers, and the old ones will have completely died off. If Francis-Bergoglio were a Catholic pope, that would trouble him. But he is a Marxist; this destruction of the Catholic Church is exactly what he wants and works hard for every day.

August 14, 2017 - Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Newchurch Liturgy Head Makes Surprise Announcement
1962 "Extraordinary Latin" Mess Must Is to Use New Order Lectionary and Calendar

From: Peter, the TRADITIO Network's Canadian Correspondent
Robert Sarah

Leftist Newcardinal Robert Sarah, of Guinea
Francis-Bergoglio's Prefect of the Invalid New Order Mess and Sacraments
Has Declared War on Newchurch "Extraordinary Latin" Mess of 1962
In Early 2017 Sarah Made the Surprise Announcement
That the Novus Ordo Protestantized Lectionary Calendar of the New Mess
Are to Be Imposed on the Pseudo-Latin Messes of 1962
In Doing So, Sarah and His Boss, the Marxist Francis-Bergoglio
Are Simply Following through on the Terms of Benedict-Ratzinger's Summorum Pontificum
Which Provided that the Half New Order 1962 Mess
And the Full-blown Invalid New Order Mess of 1969 Should Influence Each Other
Now, Ten Years Later, Sarah Is Lowering the Boom on the Newchurch Pseudo-traditionalists

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

In early August 2017, the Guinean Newcardinal Robert Sarah, Francis-Bergoglio's personally-appointed Prefect for New Order Divine Worship and the Discipline of the [New Order] Sacraments, made the surprise announcement that it is high time to impose the Novus Ordo Protestantized Lectionary and Calendar of the New Mess on the pseudo-Latin Messes of 1962, erroneously termed "Extraordinary." Sarah was simply following through on the terms of Benedict-Ratzinger's 2007 Motu Proprio Summorum pontificum and the 2012 Instruction Universae Ecclesiae, which provided that the Half New Order 1962 Mess and the Full-blown invalid New Order Mess of 1969 should influence each other. Now, ten years later, Sarah is lowering the boom on the Newchurch pseudo-traditionalists.

The mendacious Newchurch "conservatives" conveniently downplayed, even ignored, this Ratzingerian provision. And now it has come back to bite them in the person of Ratzinger's Newcardinal. Sarah isn't ignoring Ratzinger's dicta from before he abdicated, which fit right in with Francis-Bergoglio's anti-traditional, anti-Catholic mentality. Sarah is known to be a Ratzingerian, and the idea of imposing the Protestantized New Order Lectionary on the "Extraordinary" 1962 Mess had long been a craving and an endeavor of Ratzinger. In fact, Ratzinger made his desire public long before he was elected Newpope in 2005. Ratzinger's dream is that, eventually, most of the Half New Order "Mess of 1962" will be merged with the invalid "New" Mess of 1969. Soon Newchurch, which has not ordained priests since the implementation of the Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968, but only presbyter-ministers, will be able to dress up in the finest fiddle-back vestments, but if a monkey dresses up in fine vestments, he's still a monkey!

In practical terms, an imposition of the Protestantized 1970 Novus Ordo Lectionary would disrupt the 1962 Mess in two very obvious and significant ways. First, it would mean moving the Feast of Christ the King from the traditional last Sunday of October to join the Protestants at the end of November. The other change would be to intrude the Divine Mercy fraud on the Sunday after Easter Sunday, which is the grandest and greatest Octave day in the Christian Faith. The Octave Day of Easter is supposed to repeat and echo and crown the glory of Easter, the most important day of the year. Instead, Newchurch removes that and puts in its place the feast of a questionable Newchurch Unsaint, whose supposed locutions from Christ were doctored by the heretical Newchurch prelates to imply the false Oecumenism of the Vatican II Anti-council and the even more erroneous suggestion of the Heresy of Universal Salvation.

So, Benedict-Ratzinger, Francis-Bergoglio, and Robert Sarah dare even to crown the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ with their heresies and abominations. Slowly and gradually, the fallen-away semi-traditionalists will gradually be led by the Leftist Newpopes further and further away from Tradition, and the Extraordinary "Mess of 1962" will fuse with the invalid Novus Ordo Mess of 1969. Simultaneously, Francis-Bergoglio has already ordered a Newest Mess to simulate with Protestants (and surely Newchurchers), which will not include the semblance of a Consecration. The "Presider" of this abomination may be a layman, a ministress, or a non-priest presbyter.

The only liturgical antidote for real Catholics is to go back to the Traditional Latin Mass, defined as no later than 1950. Anything after that has been polluted by the Protestantizations of the Chief Architect of the New Order, Hannibal Bugnini. To oppose the Heresy of the New Order, you must march in the opposite direction; no true Catholic can make peace with it. Newchurch is the antipode of Christianity; Newchurch is a pagan conventicle. True Catholics must seek not only to refuse Newchurch but also, at the right time, to attack and annihilate it.

August 13, 2017 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Semidouble Sunday

Francis-Bergoglio Blesses "Gay" Couple
But Tries to Back out after Being Exposed when the Story Hit the Newswires

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Francis-Bergoglio's 'Gay' Blessing

Francis-Bergoglio's Letter Blessing a "Gay" Couple
And the Illegal Baptism of Their Three "Adopted" Children
Bergoglio Said that He "Esteemed" the "Gay" Couple
Called the Sodomites "Good Children of God and of the Church"
And Then Imparted to Them His (Fake) Apostolic Blessing
When News of Bergoglio's Blessing of a "Gay" Couple Hit the Newswires
There Was Such a Backlash that He Professed Ignorance
That Explanation Provoked Even Further Outrage

On July 23, 2017, Francis-Bergoglio, through his Newmonsignorial aide, congratulated and imparted his blessing to a "gay" couple who were "married" in a civil ceremony in Brazil in 2011. Mr. Toni Reis, one member of the "gay" couple, is General Secretary of the Brazilian Association of Gays, Lesbians, and Transgender Persons, who wrote to Bergoglio informing him of the April 2017 (illegal) baptism of the "couple's" three adopted children in the Newcathedral of the Archdiocese of Curitiba. The couple had just baptized its three "adopted" children. The Newchurch parish presbyter performed the baptisms into the perversion of a "family," a grave violation of Church law.

Bergoglio's aide, Newmonsignor Paolo Borgia, sent the greetings in Bergoglio's name: "Pope Francis looks with appreciation, expresses to you his sentiments of esteem, and invokes upon your family [sic] abundance of divine graces, to live constantly and faithfully the condition of Christians, as good children of God and of the Church, and sends you a propitious Apostolic Blessing [sic]."

Bergoglio's message is particularly ironic because the couple is living in the state of the Sin of Sodomy, one of the Biblical Four Sins that Cry out to Heaven for Retribution. If anything, Bergoglio should have sent a letter of moral condemnation. Previously, in 2015, Bergoglio had sent a congratulatory letter to a "Lesbian couple." A week later, Newbishop Carlos Cruz Santos of Caico, Brazil, delivered a sermon characterizing homosexuality as a "gift from God." Obviously, he got the Bergoglian message!

When news of Bergoglio's blessing of a "gay" couple hit the newswires, there was such a backlash that his Newvatican tried to downplay its significance and professed ignorance. That explanation provoked even further outrage. The message clearly told Newbishops and presbyters to "welcome and bless" sodomy, even when it involves children. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic World Report.]

True Catholics, not only is Francis-Bergoglio a heretic. He is morals are more fit for a pig-sty than the putative Newpope of the Newchurch of the New Order. That Newchurchers put up with his rejection of the Catholic Church is bad enough. But that people like Bernie Fellay, the Superior-Dictator of the Neo-SSPX, want to become Bergoglio's "best buddy" is even sicker. The pigs in the sty, who are actually quite intelligent animals, are ashamed to be associated with such ilk.

August 12, 2017 - St. Clare, Virgin
Double Feast

A Nautical Analogy of the Titanic Is Particularly Useful
To Explain the Present Situation of the Church

From: Peter, the TRADITIO Network's Canadian Correspondent
Vision of St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco in 1862 Was Given the "Vision of the Two Pillars"
In Which the Church Adrift Is Trying to Fight off the Enemy Fleet
And to Return to a Safe Harbor between the Two Pillars:
The Smaller Pillar Being Mary, Help of Christians
And the Much Larger and Sounder Pillar
Being Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament
What the Church Suffered
In the Period Just before the First Vatican Council (1870)
Is as Nothing Compared to What It Has Been Suffering
After the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965)

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

A nautical analogy of the Titanic is particularly useful to explain the present situation of the Church. In 1964, the Church of Property started to take on water down below. The cause was problems in the boiler room. Incompetent sailors had let rust set in after the death of Captain Sarto, and the following captains were too lax. The plating was rusting through, but the ship sailed merrily on, and nobody wanted to admit the problem. Small holes started to spew water in 1950, 1956, 1959 (Good Friday Office), 1960 (calendar). Faster and faster they came. The holes became larger -- much larger--in 1962, 1965 (gutting of the formula for distributing Holy Communion), 1967 (use of the vulgar tongues in the Sacred Canon, violating the anathema of the dogmatic Council of Trent), 1968 (new anti-Apostolic canons), 1969 (invalid Protestantized New Mess), and on it went.

In 1970, Lieutenant Lefebvre, realizing the inevitable outcome, lowered a lifeboat over the side. Able Seaman de Pauw had even earlier done so in 1964 even earlier, with radio broadcasts in most major cities of North America. Lefebvre lashed his boat to the Titanic so as to commiserate with Captain Montini, but all to no avail. On the horizon, one could see the sinking of other boats. They were already approaching the water-line.

Lt. Lefebvre, out of charity, refused to cut the line to the Titanic. But Captain Montini, in an act of vile rage, cut the rope himself in 1975. Lefebvre shook his head in dismay, but ordered his men to steer the lifeboat away from the sinking ship. After Lefebvre died, Captain Fellay reversed course and steered the lifeboat back into the Charybdis! The new Master of the Titanic, Captain Bergoglio, beckons him. He flashes promises to Fellay: titles, emoluments, purple socks, and priories, and a sumptuous offshore account. Fellay is mesmerized, so much so that he can no longer "discern" that the Titanic is sinking.

Bergoglio plays Captain Bligh. He has ordered his lieutenants to poke holes in the ship to make it sink faster. These holes have names: Subjectivism, Modernism, Marxism, Liberation Theology, Synodalism. The lieutenants also enlarge old holes: Oecumenism, Religious Liberty, Collegiality, Socialism, Inculturation. The other crewmen on the Titanic are not concerned with all the fuss and plans. They are too busy sodomizing one another to care about anything else.

Fellay throws time and again a death-line to the sinking Titanic, but Captain Bergoglio refuses to retrieve it. He's waiting for the Titanic to get closer to the waterline so that, once his steel-wire death-line is secure, there will be no time left for Fellay to cut it: the Neo-SSPX will be sucked down with the ship.

The Neocons are divided. Some have stayed aboard the Titanic to re-arrange the deck chairs. They feel that concentration on this vital task will divert their attention from reality, which they hope is only a passing nightmare. Others have stayed behind to polish the precious silverware and cleanse the priceless plate. Other Neocons have lowered lifeboats, but, of course, they make sure that they are lashed securely to the sinking ship. They mistake the ship for the Faith that once sustained it. They are zealously and religiously devoted to material property. They really do love their god, Mammon. If the choice is to be between the Church of Faith and the Church of Property, they are determined to have the latter at all costs.

Our Lady appears miraculously in a boat that has floated down from Heaven. She appeals to everyone: only my Son can save this ship from ruination by a miracle. But Captain Bergoglio cannot hear her. She is drowned out by the noises in his head: the noises of heresy, imaginary mercy, self-aggrandizement, tango, and other junk music -- whatever. Fellay hears Our Lady, but he puts his hands over his ears: he wants to return to the ship to be given charge of the state rooms, with their enormous shimmering mirrors framed in solid gold. He imagines himself as a prince strutting in finery. The mirrors reflect his vanity into his glowing eyes. Fellay's two episcopal lieutenants hear Our Lady, but they cannot decide what to do, and the other lieutenant was thrown over the side for suggesting that they return to Lefebvre's course -- to steer towards the eternal port.

A small courageous gang continues to steer away from the Titanic in life-rafts and small lifeboats: the Independents, the Resistance, and small groups. Some of them have only lifejackets to sustain them: they seem alone but they are protected from on high. They struggle just to survive, but they have hope because they have kept the Faith.

August 11, 2017 - Sts. Tiburtius & Susanna, Martyrs
Simple Feast

Ill-gotten Oakland Newcathdral Is Structurally Sinking
Oakland Newbishop Lied and Misappropriated Money from Schoolchildren to Build It

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Oakland Newcathedral

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Spaceship!
Oakland, California's Modernistic Monstrosity Newcathedral
"Christ the Light," Which Was Built in 2008 from Money Misappropriated from Schoolchildren
Is Structurally Sinking in Less than Nine Years
Charlatan Newbishop, Allen Vigneron, Hightailed It out of Oakland
Now Parts of the Structure Are Being Closed
The Concrete Foundation Is Already Cracking
The Plumbing Is Falling Apart, the Drywall Is Cracking
Ceilings And Doors Are Misaligned, Water Is Flowing Into Structures
"God Is Not Mocked"
The Newchurch Building that Was Built on Fraud, Waste, Chicanery, Theft
And the False New Order Religion
Is Reaping Its Just Deserts: Destruction

The TRADITIO Network covered extensively at the time the fraud involved in the building of the Newcathedral monstrosity known as "Christ the Light" in Oakland, California under Newbishop Allen Vigneron. The traditional cathedral, St. Francis de Sales, built in the 19th century by artists from Europe, was seriously damaged in a 1989 earthquake and could have been restored. However, it was "too traditional," so Newbishop John Cummins had it destroyed, even though a coalition of churches in Oakland offered to buy it to preserve the traditional cathedral structure.

The mendacious Newbishop Cummins, together with his successor, Vigneron, lied to their people, saying that Oakland didn't need a cathedral, and a nearby church was used instead for a few years. However, behind the scenes, the deadly duo were misappropriating funds out of the Newparish schools to the tune of over 200,000,000 dollars to build in 2008 what turned out to be the waste of a good parking lot in downtown Oakland. Even that exorbitant amount was not enough to complete the work. Parts of the Newcathedral were left undone when the money ran out.

The structure is a ghastly Modernistic one, which features a scummy, algae-infested open baptismal "pool" inside the entrance and a large crucifix, outside the sanctuary, of course, which features a Christ without crown of thorns, with hair effeminately parted in the middle, with no sign of the Passion. It looks as if He had just gotten out of a milk bath and walked to stand on the cross!

God is not mocked (Galatians 6:7/DRV). Now, just nine years later, it seems that the Newchurch monstrosity, stolen from the schoolchildren of Oakland, is structurally sinking. The concrete foundation is already cracking, the plumbing is falling apart, the drywall is cracking, ceilings and doors are misaligned, water is flowing into the underground parking and other structures. An entire level of the parking structure "will remain closed for the foreseeable future to limit further deflection of the floor slab and future repair costs." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the San Jose Mercury News.]

True Catholics, Allen Vigneron hightailed it out of Oakland in 2009, just before the depth of the scam could be determined. Vigneron, another one of those immoral Newbishop who tried to delude Newchurchers into thinking that he was "conservative," left Oakland in the ditch (literally) and took up residence with a bigger pointed hat in Detroit, Michigan. John Cummins never tried to pawn himself off as a "conservative." He was a Leftist, and everyone knew it. Hopefully, the monstrous Newchurch cathedral will soon be condemned, just as Newchurch itself, together with its charlatan Newbishops, should be condemned and shunned by true Catholics.


Francis-Bergoglio Visits the Tomb of the "Unblessed"
Paul VI-Montini Promulgated Every Document of the Heretic Vatican II Anti-council

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Paul VI-Montini's Tomb

One Heretic Adores Another
The Heretic Newpope Francis-Bergoglio Reverences the Tomb
Of His Heretic Newpope Predecessor, the "Unblessed" Paul VI-Montini
Montini Promulgated Every One of the Heretical Docuements
Of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965)
Pope John XXIII Did Not Promulgate a Single One of Them
On November 21, 1964, Montini Replaced the Catholic Church
As the "Institutional" Church with the Heretical Newchurch of the New Order

On August 6, 2017, the 39th anniversary of the death of Newpope Paul VI-Montini (1963-1978), the Marxist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio visited the tomb of his predecessor Newpope. The execrable Newpope Montini promulgated every one of the sixteen anti-Catholic and heretical documents of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965). Pope John XXIII signed not a one of them. Bergoglio enthusiastically follows in the footsteps of his heretic Newpope predecessors from Montini on.

So enraptured was Berogoglio with the Modernist heresies promulgated by Montini that he personally Novus-Ordo "beatified" him in 2014. An ex post facto and phony Novus-Ordo beatification cannot overturn the truth of Montini's doctrinal (and, by reputation, other) corruption. Like Bergoglio, Montini was also known to have Leftist (Marxist) connections. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Vatican Radio.]

True Catholics, John XXIII may have called the Vatican II Anti-council -- which veered away from his more traditional intentions for it when he was stricken by stomach cancer--, but it was Paul VI-Montini who did the official dirty work by promulgating every one of its sixteen heretical and corrupt documents. In the first of these that Montini promulgated, Lumen gentium, the constitution of the Church was changed, and the heretical Newchurch of the New Order was established as the "institutional Church" in place of the Catholic Church on that dark day that every true Catholic should burn into his head: November 21, 1964. Thence Montini went on to destroy the Mass, the Sacraments, and the priesthood. By 1970 he had destroyed most of Catholicism in the "institutional" Church.

August 9, 2017 - St. John Mary Vianney (Curé of Ars), Confessor
Double Feast

Newbishop Who Ran a Sex-crimes Operation and Killed a Man
And Got No Prison Time Is Now Facing a Lifelong Sentence for Personal Paedophilia

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
JPII-Wojtyla & Thomas O'Brien

Phoenix Newbishop Thomas O'Brien Stands
With the Second Paedophiliac Newpope, the "Unsaint" JPII-Wojtyla
O'Brien, Who Got off with No Prison Time for Running a Sex-crimes Operation
In His Phoenix, Arizona, Newdiocese
And Who, in a Drunken Stupor, Killed a Husband and Father with His Car
And Then Tried to Cover It up by Scraping the Man's Remains off His Windshield
Has Now Been Fingered for Personally Sodomizing a Young Boy
If There Is any Justice on God's Earth
O'Brien Could Spend the Rest of His Miserable Life in Prison

In 2004, shortly after Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust broke out into public notice, the TRADITIO Network was a leader in covering the scandal involving the Newchurch bishop of Phoenix, Arizona, Thomas O'Brien, when the drunk Newbishop killed 43-year-old Jim Reed, a husband and father, and claimed that he was so drunk that he thought he had run over a dog. He didn't bother to get out and check. Evidence showed, however, that O'Brien knew exactly what he had done. The pedestrian's remains were splattered all over O'Brien's windshield, and O'Brien attempted to cover up evidence of his crime by scraping the man's remains off his windshield without reporting the incident to police. O'Brien got off with a slap on the wrist: no prison time, just 1,000 hours of community service -- pandering fraudulent Novus Ordo Messes, no doubt!

O'Brien got off in 2004 with a slap on the wrist. But in 2017, with hatred for Newchurch paedophile clergy supported from their Newpopes on down having become in the interim much more inflamed, O'Brien may not get off as easily, now that new evidence has come forward. It seems that killing fathers and husbands was not the only thing this besotted Newbishop did. He also engaged in a Newdiocese-wide cover-up of rampant sodomy, rape, and other sexual assaults upon children there. O'Brien in 2003 had admitted that he let Newchurch presbyters involved in sex crimes continue to assault children. It was just after this acknowledgment that an unrepentant and drunk O'Brien ran over Jim Reed with his car and then attempted to cover up his crime.

But cold cases have a way of getting hot. Now O'Brien himself is now under investigation for personally sexually assaulting a young boy on several occasions. The Newdiocese knew about the accusation since September 2016, but O'Brien's successor, Newbishop Thomas Olmsted, has remained mute. That is the Newchurch way: remain silent; call in the lawyers; above all, don't fix the problem, but allow children to continue as victims of Newchurch's unending Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]

True Catholics, Newchurch and its Newbishop are frauds. Not only are they anti-Catholic, they aren't even moral human beings. Newbishop O'Brien ran a sex-crimes shop in his Newdiocese. The court gave him no punishment. Then he, in a drunken stupor, killed a pedestrian with his car and tried to cover it up. The court gave him no prison time. Now even Newchurchers are sick and tired of the corruption in their sect. The third time may be the end for O'Brien. If there is any justice on God's earth, he could spend the rest of his miserable life in prison.

August 8, 2017 - St. Cyriacus & Companions, Martyrs
Semidouble Feast

A Reader Asks: "Why Does St. Louis Say Christ Is "Our Only Life"
But the Salve Regina Hymn Says of Our Lady, "Our Life, Our Sweetness, and Our Hope?"

From: Andrew
Adoro Te, Devote

St. Thomas Aquinas's Sublimely Beautiful Eucharistic Hymn
Adore Te, Devote
Figurative Language -- Metaphors, Allegories, Parables
Are Rife in Scripture to Make a Point Vivid
St. Thomas Aquinas Wrote the Most Literal and Accurate Theology
In the Clear Latin Prose of His 3000-page Summa Theologica
But His Eucharistic Hymn Sums up the Essence in the Most Sublime Latin Poetry
Which of the Two Best Expresses the Essence of Catholic Teaching?
We Think the Poem -- and We Deduce that St. Thomas Would Agree with Us!

Dear TRADITIO Fathers;

Why does St. Louis de Montfort say of the Lord that He is "our only life, who must animate us," but the Salve Regina hymn says of Our Lady "our life, our sweetness, and our hope." The term "only" seems quite exclusive.

The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.

Our Lord said that He spoke in parables, which is figurative, not literal, language. St. Paul in his Epistles often says, "I speak by way of allegory." Allegory is figurative, not literal, language. Figurative language is rife in Scripture to make a point vivid, as it is in modern society. How often are we told to "go the whole nine yards" -- and nobody even knows to what the "nine yards" refers!

You are trying to be too literal. Of course, in the strict theological sense, Christ is the only way, but he chose to give us assistance in coming to him, that is, the Saints as our intercessors. This teaching is made clear in the Apocalypse of St. John, the last book of the New Testament.

The Salve Regina is a beautiful hymn, but it is essentially a poem, not as a theological text. Think of how many metaphors (figurative, not literal, phrases) are used in this hymn: mater misericordiae, vita, dulcedo, spes, hac lacrimarum valle, misericordes oculos. Many other phrases in the hymn also have metaphorical significance.

It would be instructive for you to study St. Thomas Aquinas's Eucharistic hymn, Adoro te, devote, which is found in the back of the best traditional handmissals. The great Doctor of the Church wrote in his Summa Theologica, in clear Latin prose, the most literal and accurate theology ever written. His Eucharistic hymn, however, sums up the essence of his 3,000 pages of theology in the most sublimely beautiful Latin poetry ever written, but the language used is filled with metaphor. For example, "panis vivus" is a metaphor, as bread does not literally live. "Pie pellicane" is a metaphor, as Christ is not literally a pelican. Other phrases are colored with less obvious metaphor.

Which of the two best expresses the essence of Catholic teaching, the literal Summa Theologica or the figurative Adoro te, devote? We think the latter -- and we deduce that St. Thomas would agree with us!

August 7, 2017 - St. Cajetan, Confessor
Double Feast

Use Fake Novus Ordo Ritual and Presbyter, and Devil Has a Field Day
Newrome's Chief Exorcist Admitted that Newchurch Exorcisms Are Fake

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Gabriele Amorth

Newvatican's Chief Exorcist Gabriele Amorth, Who Died in 2016
Amorth Admitted that Newchurch Exorcisms Are Fake
Amorth Admitted that the Novus Ordo Ritual
Which Was Gutted after Vatican II, Is Useless
He Himself Used Only the Traditional Catholic Rituale Romanum
Amorth Also Said that the Vulgar (Vernacular) Languages Are Useless
He Himself Used only Latin
Now the World Knows from a Feature Story by the Cable News Network

Use the fake Novus Ordo ritual and a fake Novus Ordo presbyter, and the Devil has a field day. Even Newrome's Chief Exorcist, Gabriele Amorth, who died in 2016, admitted that Newchurch exorcisms are fake. Amoth, who was actually ordained as a priest in 1954 -- Newchurch has not ordained priests since 1968, when the Protestantized New Order came into effect to "install presbyters (ministers)" --, said that the Novus Ordo Ritual, which was gutted in 1976 after the Vatican II Anti-council, is useless. He himself used only the traditional Catholic Rituale Romanum, whose exorcism rite was first published in 1614. He also said that vulgar (vernacular) languages are useless. He himself used only Latin.

Now the world knows from a feature story published around the world by the Cable News Network concerning a failed exorcism performed in June 2017. But this was certainly not the only failed case. The most well-known case was that of a German woman who received 67 Novus Ordo "exorcisms" in 1976, after the Novus Ordo ritual was in use and after the Novus Ordo no longer ordained priests. The 67 Novus Ordo "exorcisms" couldn't do the trick. She died. The 2005 motion picture The Exorcism of Emily Rose was based on this fake Novus Ordo exorcism. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by CNN.]

True Catholics, many Newchurchers are unaware that traditional Catholic priests receive seven Orders: Porter, Exorcist, Lector, Acolyte, Subdeacon, Deacon, and finally priest. In 1972, the first five of these -- including the Order of Exorcist -- were abolished by the Vatican II Anti-council. Thus, Newchurch presbyters are not priests and have no power to offer the Sacrifice of the Mass or to impart Absolution. They have no power of exorcism whatsoever. No wonder the Newchurch of the New Order, now headed by the Marxist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, is a "Hell on earth."


When Will Fellay Learn? Newchurch Shafts Him Yet Again
His Own German Newbishops Refuse to Recognize His Neo-SSPX Marriages

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Bernie Fellay

The Neo-SSPX's Superior-Dictator, Bernie Fellay
Newchurch Has Now Told Him that His Neo-SSPX Marriages
Are Not Recognized
The German Newbishops' Conference Has Now Forbidden
Neo-SSPX Marriages to Be Conducted by His Priest-Presbyters
Fellay Has Fired Seven of His Leading French Pastors
Who wrote to Newrome to Dissociate Themselves Publicly
From Newchurch -- and from Fellay

On August 1, 2017, the Newbishops' Conference in Neo-SSPX Superior-Dictator Bernie Fellay's headquarters country of Germany have forbidden marriages to be conducted by priest-presbyters of the Neo-SSPX. By the Conference's edict, Fellay's clergy are specifically denied the power to celebrate marriages. The edict applies to all 27 German Newdioceses. Neo-SSPXers now must be married in the Novus Ordo rite with an invalid Novus Ordo Mess. Not even the Half Novus Ordo Vatican II "Mess of 1962" is permitted.

If Fellay, like the Founder of the original, traditional Catholic Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, paid no attention to "Modernist Rome," which is not the Catholic Church, there would be no problem. But there is a problem because Fellay is trying to sell out his corrupted organization to the Newrome that the Archbishop rejected as "not Catholic." Now Fellay is in a bind. His Neo-SSPX marriages, at least in Germany, are not recognized by Newchurch. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Katholisch News Service.]

As we TRADITIO Fathers wrote at the time, this is the correct interpretation of Francis-Bergoglio's Letter of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” to the Ordinaries of the Episcopal Conferences Concerned on the Faculties for the Celebration of Marriages of the Faithful of the [Neo-] Society Saint Pius X," dated March 27, 2017. This was the document that Bernie Fellay mendaciously hailed as some kind of a victory for his Neo-SSPX from Newchurch. In reality, it was a signal defeat for him. Fellay didn't read the document carefully, but his pastors in his French churches certainly did. They wrote to Newrome in July 2017 to dissociate themselves publicly from Newchurch -- and from Fellay.

True Catholics, Bernie Fellay is shafted and is now suffering the just punishments of his perfidy. Caught in his lie, Fellay again played the tyrant and fired seven of his leading French pastors. The loyal congregants of these priests then revolted, and now Fellay has open schism on his hands. Fellay has utterly forgotten the words of his Founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre: "On the day of my death, I shall not have to hear from the lips of Our Lord: 'What have you done with the gift of your episcopate? You've helped destroy my Church like everyone else!' I will not have to hear that terrible phrase." Fellay, to the contrary, will hear himself condemned with these words from the lips of Christ the Judge.

August 5, 2017 - Dedication of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows
Double Major Feast

Was Pius XII a Proto-Oecumenist?
Recent Findings Have Tarnished His Reputation as a Defender of Tradition

From: Patricius Anthony
Pius XII

It Has Become More Apparent that Pope Pius XII
Was Far from the Traditional Pope that Conservatives
And Many in the Traditional Movement Have Made Him out to Be
He Made Many Anti-traditional "Changes"
To the Catholic and Apostolic Roman Missal and Divine Office
If Pius XII Had Rooted out the Modernist Heretics as Did Pope St. Pius X
Then the Vatican II Anti-council Most Likely Would Never Have Taken Place
And the Church and the World at Large Would Not Be in Their Deplorable Conditions

As history unfolds, it has become more apparent that Pope Pius XII (1939- 1958) was far from the traditional pope that conservatives and many in the Traditional Catholic Movement have made him out to be. Not only were a number of his key appointments Modernists (the most notorious being Hannibal Bugnini, Secretary to the Commission for Liturgical Reform), but his commitment to traditional theology (e.g., his Encyclical Letter Mediator Dei) have, in the light of some seventy years, come into question.

Pius XII's gutting of the Roman Missal with respect to the Apostolic rites of Holy Week (engineered for him by Bugnini and Protestant models) were quite dramatic and can now be seen as a precursor for the revolution which took place at the Second Vatican Anti-Council (1962-65) and the "reforms” which came in its wake, especially the promulgation of the New Mess by Paul VI-Montini.

The doubts about Pius XII are also exemplified by his involvement as Secretary of State with the framing of the 1937 Irish Constitution. His involvement reveals that the future pontiff was quite modern in terms of a bent toward false "oecumenism." Pius XII was far from a traditional pope in the mold of St. Pius X, but was a transitional figure who, with his subordinates, laid the groundwork for Vatican II, much more so than Pope John XXIII (1958-1963).

In the nearly six decades since Pius XII's passing, it has become clearer that his reputation as an orthodox defender of Catholic Tradition has been tarnished. His position on the Irish Constitution has added to a growing amount of evidence that, in a number of areas, he was quite modern. It would be hard to deny that his later pontificate laid the foundation for the revolution that was to come at the Vatican II Anti-council:

  1. In 1945, his partial replacement of the traditional Catholic psalter of St. Jerome's Latin Vulgate with a Modern Latin version
  2. In 1954, his introduction of vulgar tongues into the Sacraments for the first time in the history of the Church
  3. In 1956, his strongly anti-traditional and Protestantizing changes to the Most Sacred Rites of Holy Week
  4. In 1956, his gutting of the feasts of the Divine Office and the traditional Catholic calendar
  5. In 1956, his denigration of the Most Holy Eucharist by the "mini fast"

If Pius XII had rooted out the Modernist heretics as Pope St. Pius X had courageously done earlier in the century, then Vatican II most likely would never have taken place and the Church and world at large would not be in their current deplorable spiritual conditions.

For further details on these issues, click on the TRADITIO Network's Special Features (Articles, Reviews, Sermon Series, Other) department for the article "Pope Pius XII: Proto-False Oecumenist?"

August 4, 2017 - St. Dominic, Confessor
Double Major Feast

Italian Analyst Reports that Francis-Bergoglio Has Reneged
On His Promise to the Newcardinals to Clean up His Vatican Bank

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

A New Report Shows Francis-Bergoglio Asleep at the Switch
He Has Failed after Almost Five Years in His Promise
To the Newcardinals Who Elected Him
To Purge His Vatican Bank of the Mafia and Corruption
In Fact, He Has Set aside Any Significant Plans to Purge His Bank
He Has Allowed His Corrupt Employees to Maintain Their Corruption
Bergoglio's Chief Financial Officer, Newcardinal Pell
Is on an Indefinite Leave of Absence in Australia
There to Face Charges of Paedophile Crimes

A leading Italian analyst has reported on July 31, 2017, that Francis-Bergoglio's attempt to fix the Vatican Bank have failed. It is still infested with the Mafia and financial corruption. When Bergoglio was elected Newpope on March 13, 2013, he was given two charges by the College of Newcardinals that elected him: to fix the corruption and the Vatican Bank and to purge paedophile clergy from Newchurch. We have previously reported in these Commentaries on Bergoglio's failure to do anything about paedophilia in his Newchurch, and now a leading Italian financial analyst has reported that his purported "reforms" of the Vatican Bank have failed as well.

Massimo Franco of one of Italy's leading daily newspapers, Corriere della sera (Evening Courier), reported that Francis-Bergoglio's has failed after almost five years in his promise to the Newcardinals who elected him. He promised "shock therapy" for his bank, but in fact he has set aside any significant plans to purge his bank of the Mafia and money-laundering. Instead, he has allowed his corrupt employees to maintain their familiar patterns of corruption. Bergoglio's Chief Financial Officer, Newcardinal Pell, is on an indefinite leave of absence to face charges of child rape and assault in Australia. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]

True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio is clearly a fraud as Newpope. Whether he is actually a pope or not has been seriously questioned on canonical grounds, but, be that as it may. he has signally failed to act like a pope. He seems to be perfectly comfortable consorting with paedophiles at the top of his regime and allowing criminals to run his Bank. Bergoglio fits the description by the great Italian poet Dante Aligheri of the pope of his time: "cloaca del sangue et della puzza" (a sewer of blood and filth).

August 3, 2017 - Finding of the Body of St. Stephen, Proto-martyr
Semidouble Feast

A Reader Asks: "Does the Newpopes' Renunciation of the Title
'Patriarch of the West' Mean that the Newpopes Are Giving up Their Authority?"

From: Neil
Benedict-Ratzinger & Kirill of Moscow

Ex-Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger Renounced in 2006
The Title "Patriarch of the West"
That Title Was Used for a Millennium and a Half since A.D. 538
Ratzinger Claimed that It Was an Act of "Oecumenical Sensitivity"
To Please the Eastern Orthodox Schismatics
But That Move Backfired because if the Newpope Is Not a Patriarch
He Cannot Be Accepted by the Eastern Orthodox Schismatics
As "Universal Patriarch"

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

I read that in 2006, shortly after becoming Newpope, Benedict-Ratzinger renounced the title "Patriarch of the West." Did this renunciation mean that the Newpopes are giving up their authority?

The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.

Benedict-Ratzinger renounced the title, which was used by true popes for a millennium and a half, since A.D. 538. He did so as an act of "oecumenical sensitivity" to please the Eastern Orthodox schismatics. But that move backfired because if the Newpope is not a patriarch, he cannot be accepted by the Eastern Orthodox schismatics as "Universal Patriarch."

The argument is similar to the contention of those who say that Francis-Bergoglio is not a legitimate pope because the pope must be the Bishop of Rome, and Bergoglio was never consecrated as a bishop, merely "installed" on May 20, 1992, under the invalid, Protestantized New Ordinal of August 15, 1968, which went into effect definitively worldwide on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1969. For that matter, Bergoglio is not even a priest because he was merely "installed" as a "presbyter" under that same invalid Protestantized New Ordinal on December 13, 1969.

August 2, 2017 - St. Alphonsus Mary Liguori, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor
Double Feast

Benedict-Ratzinger on the Verge of Death Admits Sin
He Now Intimates that He Brought Newchurch to the Verge of Capsizing

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

Now Abandoned by Virtually Everyone
The Ex-Nazi, Second Paedophiliac Ex-Newpope Sits Alone on a Park Bench
During His House Arrest under the Watchful Eye of Francis-Bergoglio
On July 15, 2017, Ratzinger Seems to Have Had a Private Revelation
Of His Own Judgment, Charging Him with Having Brought Newchurch
To the Verge of Capsizing
The Newpope of the Vatican II Anti-Council, the "Unblessed" Paul VI-Montini
Had Several Revelations after That Council and before His Death
In Which He Saw the Devil Taking Control of the Newchurch of the New Order

What spark of the divine judgment is there in these Newpopes, who have destroyed Catholicism in the "institutional" Church, that leads them, after they have done their dirty-work, to see horrifically the penalty for their evil works?

The Newpope of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), Paul VI-Montini had a personal revelation of his judgment by Heaven just six months after he abolished the Catholic priesthood in his Newchurch and just three years after that Anti-council ended. On December 7, 1968, Montini told the world of the destruction that he had wrought in promulgating every single one of that Anti-councils decrees (Pope John XXIII, to the contrary, did not sign a single one):

The [New]church finds herself in an hour of anxiety, a disturbed period of self-criticism, or what would even better be called self- destruction. It is an interior upheaval, acute and complicated, which nobody expected after the [Anti-]council. It is almost as if the [New]church were attacking itself. We looked forward to a flowering, a serene expansion of conceptions which matured in the great sessions of the [Anti-\council. But ... one must notice above all the sorrowful aspect. It is as if the [New]church were destroying herself (December 7, 1968, Address to the Lombard Seminary at Rome).

Paul VI-Montini had a further revelation that drove him four years later to tell the world that it was Satan himself who inspired the Anti-council:

We have the impression that through some cracks in the wall the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God: it is doubt, uncertainty, questioning, dissatisfaction, confrontation.... We thought that after the Council a day of sunshine would have dawned for the history of the Church. What dawned, instead, was a day of clouds and storms, of darkness, of searching and uncertainties (June 29, 1972, Sermon during the Mess for Sts. Peter & Paul).

Paul VI-Montini had a final revelation a year before his death in 1978. Again he saw the Devil taking control of the once-vaunted Newchurch and destroying the Catholic world:

The tail of the Devil is functioning in the disintegration of the Catholic world. The darkness of Satan has entered and spread throughout the Catholic Church even to its summit [the Newpapacy]. Apostasy, the loss of the faith, is spreading throughout the world and into the highest levels within the Church (October 13, 1977, Address on the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions).

Now, on July 15, 2017, the ex-Nazi, Second Paedophiliac Newpope, Benedict-Ratzinger, seems also to have had a similar personal revelation of his judgment. Now over 90 and failing fast, Ratzinger was too ill to appear personally at the funeral of Newcardinal Joachim Misner on July 15, 2017, but he sent a message that can be interpreted as a confession of the damage that he had perpetrated during his term as Newpope and for decades before. "The barque," of Newchurch, said Ratzinger, " has taken on so much water as to be on the verge of capsizing." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Breitbart News.]

True Catholics, the Newpopes Paul VI-Montini, JPII-Wojtyla, Benedict-Ratzinger, and Francis-Bergoglio have all worked tirelessly to destroy the Catholic Church, but traditional Catholics have thwarted their plans from the beginning. Although traditional Catholics have been called by these men every filthy name in the book, particularly by current heretic Marxist Newpope Bergoglio, they have obeyed the teaching of the Apostle (2 Thessalonians 2:14/DRV), standing fast and holding the Traditions that they were taught by Christ and His Apostles. As David, backed by God, felled the giant Goliath with a mere slingshot, traditional Catholics are winning against the failing might of the Newpopes.

August 1, 2017 - St. Peter's Chains
Double Major Feast

A Reader Asks: "Are We Catholics Obliged to Boycott
Every Product and Service from Companies that Have Immoral Interests?"

From: Simon
Moral Virtues

The Universal Doctor of the Catholic Church, St. Thomas Aquinas
Taught on the Basis of the Works of The Philosopher (Aristotle)
That the Queen of the Moral Virtues Is Prudence (Practical Judgment)
On Each Moral Case that the Catholic Must Address in His Life
He Has to Make a Judgment Using the Virtue of Prudence
In a Particularly Troublesome Case in Which He Needs Guidance
He Should Speak to His Traditional Catholic Priest

Dear TRADITIO Fathers;

Are we as Catholics obliged to boycott every product and service from companies that may have immoral interests? Or are we allowed to purchase moral products and services from such companies? Can we be held morally responsible for cooperating in another's sin?

The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.

This is a common question received from our readers. The answer from Catholic moral theology is clear: formal cooperation is sinful, but material cooperation may be necessary for practical reasons. On each moral case that the Catholic must address in his life -- and such questions arise many times every day -- he has to make a judgment using the virtue of Prudence (Practical Wisdom). Prudence is the Queen of the Four Cardinal Moral Virtues, the other two being Justice, Fortitude (Courage), and Temperance (Continence).

In making such prudential judgments in everyday moral matters, the Catholic must take into account the circumstances of the case. For example, he might use a medication for some ailment that is manufactured by a company that also does a small percentage of its business selling prophylactics. In this case, he can morally purchase the medication because his cooperation with the sin is material rather than formal. However, if the company's principal business is the manufacture of prophylactics, he would be formally and sinfully cooperating in the sin.

An adult Catholic well educated in the Faith should be able to make such judgments for himself routinely. In a particularly troublesome case in which he needs guidance, he should speak to his traditional Catholic priest.

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