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France was once known as the "Eldest Daughter of the Church," but as the Newchurch of the New Order, founded in 1964, took over the buildings of the Catholic Church, France's greatest Catholic treasure, Notre-Dame Cathedral, is crumbling into ruin, just like Newchurch that now owns it. Moreover, the French won't fix it. As at the time the French Revolution, France is now anti-Catholic. So, a few Frenchmen are hoping once again to get a bailout from the United States, which previously bailed them out in the two World Wars.
The cornerstone of Notre-Dame was laid in 1163. Notre-Dame was one of the first Gothic cathedrals to use the flying buttress and stained-glass windows. The cathedral contains priceless Holy Relics, including the Crown of Thorns, a fragment of the True Cross, and one of the Holy Nails.
Just as it has already closed and destroyed so many Catholic edifices, Now Newchurch has allowed the mediaeval Catholic monument to Our Lady to fall into disrepair. Walls are chipping, stones are stapled together, Gothic gargoyles are replaced with plastic pipes, stone railings are replaced with wood, the famous flying buttresses are eroding. The whole cathedral is at risk of falling to ruin under the custody of Newchurch. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by CBS News.]
True Catholics, what of the anti-Catholic French, who, like the Irish once, were considered the most Catholic in Europe? They refuse to spend money on Notre-Dame. And Francis-Bergoglio is too busy spending money on his new Communications Centre and expensive foreign junkets for political causes to be bothered with preserving the religious monuments of the Catholic Church, of which the Marxist Newpope is not a member. Thus does Newchurch treat Our Lady's great cathedral. No wonder she has turned her back on Bergoglio's anti-Catholic New Order sect.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
As a traditional Catholic, I cannot be myself here in the Novus Ordo seminary. I am always pretending to be someone else. I feel like I am playing a game with the rector and the other "priests" here, putting on a facade in order to please them, so that I do not get into trouble. This exhausts me especially not only spiritually but also physically.
At the center of my desire to become a priest is my love for the Traditional Mass. It is that love that I cannot show here. I have to suppress my love for the Traditional Mass and never let it show, for the faculty would see that in a negative way, and that would affect my future in the Newdiocese and might even prevent me from being ordained.
The other guys here who have the same love for the Traditional Mass have the common attitude to go with the current flow, keep their head down, smile, never let the rector know what they are thinking until they are ordained. Then it is safe to come out of the liturgical closet so to speak. Even writing that last sentence dismays me that I should say such a thing.
So I ask myself: Do I want to spend three more years not being honest about who I am and what drives me? Will not this have a bad effect on me personally, and if I am ordained, will not this way of living, this self-denial in a deep sense, not continue and make my priesthood a sham?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Yours is a story that we hear all the time. Traditional Catholics think that they can survive in the anti-Catholic Newchurch if they play along, but they end up suffering a very real schizophrenia and often lose they souls. You are in the wrong place. Newchuch doesn't have the Traditional Latin Mass. At best it has the Half New Order Vatican II New Latin Mess of 1962, but doesn't ordain priests to celebrate it.
Since 1968, Newchurch has adopted a Protestantized New Ordinal to "install presbyter-ministers to preside over the assembly of the people." It does not "ordain priests to offer the Sacrifice of the Mass for the living and the dead and to forgive sins." Thus, even if you survived the lie, you will never be ordained in Newchurch as a Catholic priest, nor will you ever be able to celebrate a valid Traditional Latin Mass. You must get out of the Newseminary now, before you waste any more time and further jeopardize your immortal soul. Instead, click on the TRADITIO Network's Official Traditional Catholic Directory department and find a truly traditional Catholic seminary that is not affiliated with the anti-Catholic and invalid Newchurch of the New Order.
The "conservatives" in Newchurch still haven't gotten it. They are pseudo-traditionalists, who think that the solution to their problem is to embrace Newchurch presbyters (who are not priests since Newchurch's implementation of the Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968, which merely installs presbyter-ministers) who simulate the New Latin Mass, aka the "1962" Mess, aka the "Extrordinary" Mess. They "hide out" with such pseudo-traditionalist groups as the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) and the Institute of Christ the King (ICRSS). The problem is that not only are such Messes not valid because of defect of lack of a priest, but they are associated with the immorality and corruption of the Newchurch of the New Order, which is certainly not the Catholic Church, and its head, the Marxist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio.
A case that became public on March 19, 2018, has caused scandal and horror in the pseudo-traditionalist communities that "perform" the New Latin Mess in newchurches. One of their most revered personages, one Frank Phillips, who founded the so-called Canons Regular of St. John Cantius and who headed since 1988 Newchurch's New Latin Mass activities as pastor of St. John Cantius Newparish in Chicago, Illinois, has been removed from his Newpastorate on account of "improper conduct involving adult men" (sodomy). Phillips has been prohibited from "performing" Newchurch Messes, whether in Latin or the vulgar tongues.
St. John Cantius Newparish was, in any case, a fake as a "traditionalist" site. Phillips oversaw not just the 1962 New Latin Mess, but the 1969 Novus Ordo Latin Mass, and the 1969 vulgar-tongued Novus Ordo Mess. A local report to the TRADITIO Network has indicated that the homosexual cesspool at St. John Cantius was known to many of the pseudo-traditionalists there for some 25 years, yet they preferred to cover up the immorality with some Latin. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Chicago Tribune.]
True Catholics, this is a common problem with Newchurch's pseudo-traditional sites: when personnel change, the site can be shut down or seriously compromised ad nutum Episcopi. Such sites have no security whatsoever, and there have been numerous cases of overnight shutdowns of the New Latin Mass. For now, the invalid New Latin Mess of 1962 will have a place beside the Novus Ordo Latin Mess of 1969 and the vulgar-tongued New Mess of 1962, but that could change overnight. Newchurch is a filthy cesspool, and the Newchurch pseudo-traditionalists in Chicago and elsewhere have now been warned by this latest case once again to get out of Newchurch.
On March 16, 2018, the results of the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA)'s Newchurch membership study set off shock waves. Membership in Newchurch in the United States has continued to sink since the beginning of the decade. Although the overall U.S. population increased over eight per cent from 2010 to 2016, membership in Newchurch has fallen about one per cent in just those six years. Fewer than one-quarter (23 per cent) in the U.S. now identify themselves as Newchurchers. Baptisms and marriages are way down as well.
Nor are Hispanic illegal and legal immigrants making up for the shortfall any longer. The drop was the same among Hispanics, although their growth in the U.S. population increased by 16 per cent. Those entering the Church in the last twenty years has fallen by 28 per cent. By 2016, only 29 per cent of "marriages" of Newchurchers were valid. More than two-thirds of "marriages" in Newchurch were null and void, having been conducted by heretic ministers or by civil officers, and the parties thus excommunicated themselves from the Catholic Church. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]
True Catholics, Newchurch is sinking fast. Newchurch has nothing spiritual to offer: no graces, no valid Masses, no valid Sacraments (except perhaps Baptism and Matrimony). The "worship services" that replace the valid Mass are the worst of Protestantism and have no spiritually uplifting factor. Thus, Newchurchers much more readily abandon their sect than true Catholics who have the immorial Traditional Latin Mass, Traditional Latin Sacraments, and real grace that does along with them. Newchurchers have lost Faith, Hope, and Charity.
On March 16, 2018, the long-delayed verdict of Francis-Bergoglio's court was announced: Guamanian Newarchbishop Anthony Apuron, although found guilty of numerous unnamed paedophile crimes, will get only a slap on the wrist. He has been relieved of his Newarchbishopric, but he had already been relieved, so nothing changes.
Bergoglio even dragged in the shill Newcardinal Ray "Bully" Burke to go to Guam to preside over the preliminaries personally, but the resulting verdict indicates that Burke is in reality a stooge of Bergoglio's corrupt regime. In fact, the verdict is said to have been reached in October 2017, but was not announced until now, while Newchurch in Guam was in a state of pandemonium over Apuron.
A cleric found guilty of paedophile crimes is supposed to be laicized, that is, kicked out of the clergy entirely and stripped of his position and offices. The slap on the wrist given Apuron is a complete contradiction of the verdict. But the three Paedophile Newpopes Francis-Bergoglio, Benedict-Ratzinger, and JPII-Wojtyla have regularly let off the worst criminals among their Newbishops and Newcardinals.
The most recent charge against Apuron was made on January 10, 2018, by his own nephew, who has filed a lawsuit on the charge that his uncle raped him in a Newchurch bathroom in 1990. This was the fifth lawsuit to charge the Newarchbishop of sex crimes against children during his time as a Newpastor and Newbishop. Apuron had also been charged with four other accusations from former Novus Ordo "altar boys." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
True Catholics, the Guamanian Newarchdiocese is currently a defendant in 96 sex-crime lawsuits, involving Apuron, 13 presbyters, a Newchurch schoolteacher, and a Newchurch school janitor. The corruption of the Newchurch of the New Order and its three Paedophile Newpopes stinks to High Heaven. No true Catholic can have anything to do with its immoral leaders, its false doctrines, or its phony "liturgy" and unordained presbyter-ministers.
The InfoVatica news agency, based in Madrid, Spain, was founded in 2013 to report worldwide on Newvatican's goings-on. Its coverage, as has been that of the TRADITIO Network from long before that, has been strongly critical of Francis-Bergoglio. Bergoglio, like all tyrants, doesn't like to be questioned, so he has directed his henchmen to attempt to force the news agency to transfer its domain to Newvatican. You see, InfoVaticaana is going against Bergoglio's Newvatican "brand" and the new Communications Centre for his Newreligion, on which he has spent tens of millions.
On March 12, 2018, InfoVaticana announced that it will fight like a St. Paul against the tyrannical Newpope Bergoglio, who has in fact shown himself to be not merciful and kind, but a supporter of crimes against children and a basically Narcissistic and nasty individual. InfoVaticana says that it is a free and independent medium with the vocation of serving the true Catholic Church and society. It has denounced the corruption of Bergoglio's Newchurch of the New Order, the powerful lesbian-gay-transsexual lobby that Bergoglio has publicly admitted runs his Newchurch, Bergoglio's heretical document Amoris laetitia, and his illegal takeover of the autonomous Knights of Malta.
Newvatican has been ridiculed for its objection to the use of "vaticana" in the InfoVaticana title. Newvatican's position has been likened to what would be the absurd position of the government of the United States if it were to attempt to take over the news periodical titled USA Today, or the State of New York if it were to attempt to take over the news periodical titled the New York Times. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
True Catholics, out of all the law firms in the world from which Bergoglio could have chosen to represent it, he chose the Irish law firm of Baker & McKenzie, which represented the radical homosexual organization Stonewall and the pro-abortion organization Planned Parenthood. In addition, it is an active promoter of so-called "transgender" sex-changes in its own firm. Truly, Francis-Bergoglio is a Marxist dictator, who takes as his example from the dictator Joseph Stalin. No wonder one of the best-selling books in Rome this year is Il Papa Dittatore (The Dictator Pope)!
The Associated Press, which has been investigating various aspects of Francis-Bergoglio and his Newvatican, has caught them in yet another lie. As previously reported in these Commentaries, Bergoglio wanted to get ex-Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger's "imprimatur" on his new theology book. Ratzinger was reported to have issued a letter that Bergoglio's theology was "in continuity" with Ratzinger's own. Now it turns out that Newvatican lied about Ratzinger's statement.
On March 14, 2018, under pressure from the Associated Press and other international news organizations, Francis-Bergoglio's Newvatican was forced to admit it doctored a paragraph of Ratzinger's letter by smudging out a paragraph in which the abdicated Newpope admitted that he had no time for reading Bergoglio's new theology book. Bergoglio was hoping for a ringing endorsement from Ratzinger of his anti-Catholic, Marxist theology, and when he didn't get it, Bergoglio's Newvatican blurred the paragraph in which Ratzinger refused to do so. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Catholic Herald.]
True Catholics, because Benedict-Ratzinger hadn't even read Francis-Bergoglio's new theology book, his statement that Bergoglio's theology was "in continuity" with his own seems also to be a deliberate lie. Newvatican and its Newpopes have been caught in so many lies now that no one can trust anything they say, not only on religious matters but even in such a simple thing as a book review!
Things are heating up in Newrome these days. Francis-Bergoglio is coming under increasing censure from his own Newcardinals and Newbishops for pushing the heresies concerning marriage and bigamy contained in his March 19, 2017, document Amoris laetitiae (The Joy of Sex). So desperate is he now to regain control of Newchurch that on March 12, 2018, he rolled out for an endorsement Ex-Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger, who abdicated in disgrace because of widespread reports of his support for paedophile clergy in Newchurch.
Ratzinger was forced to issue a letter that Francis-Bergoglio's Marxist doctrines were "in continuity" with his own. Thus, Ratzinger admitted what we TRADITIO Fathers have consistently reported, that Ratzinger is no "traditionalist," and never was. He is and has always been a flaming Modernist, preaching the heresy that Pope St. Pius X had condemned as "omnium hereseon collectum, the aggregation of all heresies. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Vatican News.]
True Catholics, what else is the Ex-Newpope Ratzinger, who is being held under virtual arrest within eyesight of Bergoglio in the Vatican Gardens, supposed to say? And of what possible validity is an endorsement by the notorious leader of the Modernist heresy at the Vatican II Anti-council, Josef Ratzinger? Clearly, Francis-Bergoglio is showing how deeply the censures of his heresies are getting to him, just more evidence that his Newpapacy may not last much beyond his fifth year this March 13, 2018.
Sister Catherine Rose Holzman, at age 89, was fighting tooth and nail against the Newchurch archbishop of Los Angeles, California, Jose Gomez, who wants to take possession of her Convent of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in Los Feliz, California. The nuns have owned the convent independently for forty years, but Gomez wants to hand it over to gutter-trash singer Katy Perry, known for her filthy lyrics and indecent costumes. Sister Catherine was one of two elderly surviving nuns of their order, because women today don't want to enter convents in the anti-Catholic Newchurch of the New Order.
On March 9, 2018, Sister Catherine collapsed and died during a court hearing on the case. Sister's last words were: "To Katy Perry, please stop. It's not doing anyone any good except hurting a lot of people." Perry attempted to steal away the convent form the elderly sisters by waving 15,000,000 USD before Jose Gomez. The grasping Novus Ordo archbishop, who needs money to pay off judgments for his paedophile Newclergy, took the bribe like a red flag waved in front of a bull.
The gutter chanteuse Katy Perry, a Protestant, even attempted to win over the nuns by staging a performance of her execrable music for them. But, to the contrary, the nuns were disgusted by Perry's lascivious lyrics and her "Jesus" tattoo blasphemously displayed on her exposed body. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Fox Television-Los Angeles.]
True Catholics, Jose Gomez was all condolences when his stalwart opponent died. He even offered a phony New Mess for her. It would appear that Sister Catherine didn't need it, but Gomez should pray for himself because he seems to be bound in the opposite direction. This is just another injustice perpetrated against true Catholics by Francis-Bergoglio's fake, anti-Catholic Newchurch of the New Order.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Is red wine required to be used at the Traditional Latin Mass? Several women at the Traditional Latin Mass that we attend offered by an independent traditional Catholic priest object to the priest's using white wine and as a result will not receive Communion because of it. Does using white wine make the consecration invalid?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
It is scandalous that such ignorant women would set themselves up as judge and jury against the traditional Catholic priest that charitably makes available to them the true Mass. These biddies should be on their knees thanking Almighty God for him rather than giving him problems. What they are doing is quite sinful because we must assume that they didn't first bring to him their question so that he could inform their ignorance. And indeed, in their spiteful ignorance, they are mortally wrong.
The valid material for the wine that is to become the Most Precious Blood has always been the fermented juice of grapes (not of other fruits, such as apple wine), according to Sacred Scripture and Catholic Sacramental Theology based upon it. Thus, the variety and color of the wine is immaterial, and it may even be fortified wine, such as sherry or port. In fact, priests often use white wine out of practicality, because red wine stains the sacred linens and is more difficult for the priest to wash out. A compromise, if a priest wishes to preserve a reddish appearance (which is not at all necessary), would be to use a rosť or a "pink" wine, such as "pink" cabernet sauvignon, from which some, but not all, of the erythematous factor (the grape skins) has been removed.
It should go without saying that it is based on a Protestant heresy that the invalid Novus Ordo service distributes wine to the congregation. In fact, the material is often not even wine, but grape juice (like the Protestants) or Kool-Aid. 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 under One Species."
While Francis-Bergoglio has been closing Newchurch monasteries around the world, it was revealed on March 7, 2018, that he gave a large sum from Newchurch funds, some 100,000 USD, to build the first schismatic Greek Orthodox monastery in Austria.
Bergoglio's representative, Newcardinal Kurt Koch, presented to schismatic "Oecumenical" Patriarch Bartholomew I the gift at a festive ceremony in the Greek Orthodox cathedral in Vienna. Kock announced that Bergoglio wanted "many others" to contribute by their "prayers and material help" to the schism. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Tablet.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio's purpose is clear. He hates the Catholic Church, so he takes Newchurch money and gives it to schismatic sects. Because of his Marxism and rejection of the Mass, Sacraments, doctrine, and morality of the Catholic Church, we know that Bergoglio is a heretic. Now he has shown himself to be a schismatic as well, just like the Greek Orthodox.
We know that Newchurch is not the Catholic Church, but it is a stretch even for Newchurch to hold a synod devoted to -- ecology? What in the world does that have to do with Catholicism, or even religion? Yet that is the theme announced on March 9, 2018, by Francis-Bergoglio for the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Pan-Amazon Region to take place in October 2019: "Amazonia: New Pathways for the Church and for an Integral Ecology."
Yet even the theme of ecology is a cover for the Marxist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio to destroy more of the Catholic Church. It is common knowledge that he will use this opportunity to introduce an end to Catholic and Apostolic celibacy of the Newclergy. Bergoglio, together with his anti-traditionalist predecessor Benedict-Ratzinger, has already chipped away at that with the acceptance of married Eastern and Anglican ministers into Newchurch.
The theme of the synod, in addition to "integral ecology" includes "new pathways for the [New]church." It is the Vatican II Anti-council all over again. History tells us that whenever Newchurch uses the word "new," you can be sure that more of Catholic and Apostolic doctrine and tradition will be scrapped, and more Protestantism will be added.
And, to be sure, Francis-Bergoglio has stacked the deck. He appointed to the council that will prepare the synod Newcardinal Claudio Hummes and Newbishop Edwin Krautler, who are both outspoken advocates of destroying Catholic and Apostolic celibacy of the Newchurch clergy, not to say the installation of priestesses. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
True Catholics, the vehicle for accomplishing the goal of an uncelilbate clergy and priestesses will undoubtedly be the "back door" of delegating the decision-making power to local Newbishops' conferences. This was the vehicle that was used by the Vatican II Anti-council to introduced a phony "New Mess" and "New Sacraments." It was a technique that comes straight from the innovations of Martin Luther and the Protestant Revolution. Is it any wonder that Newchurch is not Catholic?
What is described by its Newchurch pastor as a "small community church" in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is going to move to Post Falls and spend 10,000,000 USD on a 2,600 square-meter property run by the Newchurch of the New Order, as announced on March 8, 2018. The Novus Ordo temple is currently run by the pseudo-traditional Fraternity of St. Peter, a Novus Ordo-associated group that uses both the New Order service and the New Latin Mess of 1962.
One could well wonder why such an astonishingly expensive move is being made, when Idaho is the 39th in order of population of the 50 United States, and Post Falls has a population of fewer than 30,000 souls. If Newchurch and its FSSP agents were serious about bring the 1962 Mess to the United States, Post Falls is one of the last places that an ten-million dollar church project would be undertaken. So why does Newchurch want to move its Half Novus Ordo Vatican II New Latin Mess of 1962 to Post Falls?
Clearly because Newchurch and Bergoglio, on the contrary, hate the Traditional Latin Mass. The small Idaho community already has two independent traditional Catholic churches, two Traditional Resistance churches, and one Congregation of Mary Immaculate traditional church, in addition to the Novus Ordo-leaning Neo-SSPX church. Of all the places in the world, Post Falls is the last place the FSSP should go. Obviously, the purpose of the Newchurch's FSSP, as was revealed by the Unsaint JPII-Wojtyla himself in 1988, is to lure traditional Catholics away from the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments by means of the "indult" ruse, originally set up in 1988 to counter traditional Archbishop Lefebvre, to the Vatican II New Latin Mess of 1962.
But the ruse will not work because true traditional Catholicism is obviously strong in Post Falls. Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, the founder of the original traditional Catholic Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), had Newchurch's number, and exposed its anti-Catholic stratagem in 1989, the same year in which the head of the perfidious "Ecclesia Dei" Commission, Newcardinal Augustin Meyer, admitted that the purpose of the "indult" Mess was intended to be only a "temporary solution," until recalcitrant "traditionalists" could be moved to the (invalid) Novus Ordo Mess.
Those pseudo-traditional "indult" groups, like the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), the Institute of Christ the King (ICRSS), the Fraternal Society of St. John Vianney (SSJV), and the Institute of the Good Shepherd (IBP), in addition to having only Novus Ordo-based unordained presbyters and unconsecrated Newbishops, their announced purpose is expel the Traditional Latin Mass and traditional Catholic priests with the ruse of the Protestantized Vatican II New Latin Mess. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Post Falls Press.]
True Catholics, the Newchurch FSSP's decision to go to Post Falls shows graphically how weak Bernie Fellay and his Neo-SSPX are. If Francis-Bergoglio had any respect for Fellay, he certainly wouldn't allow such a slap in the face to Fellay by setting up shop in the Neo-SSPX's own priory site. But it has been clear from the beginning that Bergoglio does not respect Fellay, but that Fellay, for his part, has shamelessly pandered to the Newpope of the Newchurch of the New Order.
Newchurch has truly hit bottom, now that Francis-Bergolio announced on March 7, 2018, that its next two Unsaints to be con-anized in October 2018 will be the Newpope who destroyed the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church and a Marxist Revolutionary Newarchbishop, Paul VI-Montini and Oscar Romero. And the Newpope who will con-anize the pair is an anti-Catholic like Montini and a Marxist like Romero.
Paul VI-Montini, who served as Newpope from 1963 to 1978, personally signed and promulgated every single one of the Vatican II Anti-council's sixteen documents that destroyed in the Novus Ordo sect the Catholic Mass, the Catholic Sacraments, Catholic doctrine, and Catholic morality. Montini also created thereby a phony Newchurch of the New Order to replace the Catholic Church.
Oscar Romero was killed in 1980 when Newarchbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador. He was a promotor of the murderous "Liberation Theology" Movement in Latin America, in which Newjesuits take up weapons to fight conservative governments and fight with violence for "social and economic justice." Romero became the victim of his own violent philosophy, killed while simulating an invalid New Order Mess. Before Francis-Bergoglio, Newchurh's Congregation for the Causes of [Un]saints had blocked Romero's con-anization because it deemed Liberation Theology to be an atheistic Communist philosophy. However, Bergoglio, a Marxist himself, unblocked Romero's con-anization. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
True Catholics, you don't have to pay any attention to this nonsense. Even you were to accept the Newchurch of the New Order as the Catholic Church (which it isn't), canonization is not invariably held to be an act of papal infallibility and is certainly not a primary exercise thereof. St. Thomas Aquinas (Quodlibet IX, Q. 8, a. 16) holds that canonization is merely a pious belief (pie credendum est), not a dogma. St. Robert Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church, holds that it is quite possible for the pope "to err in particular controversies of fact that depend chiefly on human information and testimony." Newvatican has gone one step further than that; it has made up "miracles," which even medical authorities dispute!
According to respected Pew Research Center, which has gathered statistics for many years on religious and other social issues, Francis-Bergoglio's reputation is rapidly sinking among his own Newchurchers in the United States. The Pew study, released March 8, 2018, shows that in just four years, 2014-2018, his unfavorables have more than doubled. Bergoglio is now described as:
Bergoglio is rated "only fair to poor" in:
Each category shows a significantly larger number of Newchurchers rating Bergoglio low in each of these categories. Among conservative Newchurchers his ratings are even worse.
True Catholics, these ratings were taken before the Associated Press exposed documents in Francis-Bergoglio's own hand showing that he lied when he claimed ignorance about the activities of the paedophile Newbishop he appointed in Chile and before the scandal broke in Italy concerning the infiltration of Newchurch seminaries by male prostitutes, with customers including Newbishops. Bergoglio is on a decided decline, not least because there are fewer Newchurchers to poll. Tens of millions of them are turning their back on Bergoglio and walking out on his Newchurch of the New Order.
It is curious that Newvatican, which seems all to ready to gloss over "historical" crimes of rape and sodomy by Newchurch presbyters and bishops, now wants to throttle its former Vatican Bank officials to make them pay up into Newchurch's coffers. It was announced on March 5, 2018, that the Bergoglio regime was going aver two former officials of its bank for bad real-estate sales 10-30 years ago.
Reports are that Newchurch is desperate for money as it has been suffering financially for years because of Newchurch's continuing Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, particularly under Benedict-Ratzinger and Francis-Bergoglio. Newchurchers are quitting the New Order sect in large number because of the paedophile crimes that Ratzinger and Bergoglio merely wink at. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
True Catholics, while Francis-Bergoglio's Newvatican tries to squeeze money from former officials who operated under Benedict-Ratzinger and JPII-Woytla, Bergoglio seems to have turned a blind eye to the corruption in his own Vatican Bank that is going on right now. It's just another case of misdirection, to turn focus onto past irregularities from for ongoing corruption under the Newpope who is becoming known around the world by the moniker Francis "The Fraud."
On March 8, 2018, the Newchurch archdiocese of Naples, Italy, sent to Francis-Bergoglio a 1,200-page dossier in which a male prostitute identifies scores of presbyter-johns and Newseminarian-johns operating in Italy. The prostitute told the Italian media that he outed the presbyters and Newseminarians because he "couldn't stand their hypocrisy any longer." It is well known that Newchurch seminaries are hotbeds for all kinds of perversion and crimes. The prostitute says that he has received death-threats, probably from Francis-Bergoglio's operatives.
In February 2018 a high official of Newvatican, in fact a judge himself, pled guilty in a Rome (not Newchurch) court on sex-crime charges. On March 8, 2018, a presbyter-pastor of two Newparishes known as "Don Euro" because of his extravagant lifestyle will appear in court on charges of blackmail, fraud, drug distribution, embezzlement, extortion, and money-laundering. He particularly extorted the elderly and needy over twenty years of tens of millions of dollars. He was turned in by the male prostitute because the prostitute believed that the financial source for the presbyter's lavish expenditures was the Newparishes' collection plate.
"Don Euro"'s Newbishop wasn't going to do anything to the criminal presbyter until national television announced that it was going to expose the scandal. The Newbishop then had the temerity to excuse the presbyter-pastor's vile crimes by claiming that they were "due to sickness." It turns out that "Don Euro" had blackmailed two Newbishops, who then paid him hush-money from Newdiocesan funds. The Newbishops are under investigation as well.
In a particularly blasphemous scam, the presbyter-pastor "Don Euro" would tell individual Newchurch parishioners that he had seen Padre Pio in the "host" (which is, of course, an invalid Novus Ordo cookie) and that Padre Pio had mentioned the individual by name. Then the presbyter would then demand money from the Newparishioner for "Padre Pio's protection." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
True Catholics, Newchurch has really hit bottom when male prostitutes are more honest than Newpope Francis-Bergoglio and his minions! Bergoglio has been a hypocrite and, as a Marxist, a hater of the Catholic Church from the beginning of his regime, which is now almost five years old. With all the scandals exposing Bergoglio's lies and ties with paedophilia and perversion, he may soon be joining his predecessor, Benedict-Ratzinger, under house arrest in the ex-Newpope's residence, for complicity with the most despicable of sins and crimes.
It has taken 25 years, but now what we TRADITIO Fathers have been warning about since the founding of the TRADITIIO Network is being admitted by Newchurch leaders themselves: Newchurch is no longer Catholic, but is teaching an anti-Catholic doctrine and morality. Newcardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of Newchurch's Congregation for Novus Ordo Worship, has now warned that high-ranking Newprelates are trying to change Catholic morality [which Newchurch has actually lost already] on life, marriage, and the family.
In a February 28, 2018, speech in Belgium, Sarah accused high-ranking Newprelates from "opulent nations" [the United States and Europe] of trying to change Catholic morality through pressure groups that "with powerful financial means and ties to the media, attack the natural purpose of marriage and commit themselves to destroying the family unit."
What Sarah didn't admit was that the same ilk, like the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini and Newpope Paul "the Gay" Montini, had already changed the Catholic Mass and Sacraments in the 1960s and had thus deprived the Newchurch institution, founded in 1964 to replace the Catholic Church, of divine grace. Thus it is that Newchurch has fallen into depravity liturgically, doctrinally, and morally. Sarah himself still clings to the invalid and heretical "New Mess" and Protestantized Newchurch "sacraments."
As if to prove Newcardinal Sarah right, on the very next day, March 1, 2018, Newchurch bishops in Germany announced that they were changing Catholic doctrine on marriage to allow heretic spouses to munch the (invalid) Novus Ordo cookie and swill the (invalid) Novus Ordo Kool-Aid, falsely claiming that that it was an "emergency situation." Newcardinal Gerhard Muller, echoing similar concerns as Sarah, denounced the German Newbishops as playing a "rhetorical trick" and proclaimed that "an interdenominational marriage is not an emergency situation." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Catholic Herald.]
True Catholics, just as we TRADITIO Fathers predicted those many years ago, the phony, anti-Catholic, and now Marxist Newchurch is unravelling before the eyes of the world. The same week that Protestant preacher Billy Graham was laid to rest, praised, heretic though he may have been, as a humble and Christ-centered man, Francis-Bergoglio was being condemned in the world press as a liar, a supporter of paedophile Newbishops and presbyters, and a disciple of Karl Marx. As Scripture teaches us (Esdras 4:41): "Magna est veritas, et praevalet" (Great is the truth, and it prevails).
Even most traditional Catholics probably think that the only thing that the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) did was to "translate" the Traditional Latin Mass into the vulgar tongues -- Swahili, Chinese, English, and the rest. Nothing could be further from the truth. More than two-thirds of the Mass was wiped out, and verbiage from heretical Judaeo-Protestant services substituted. Even the Sacred Canon, which had not been touched since the early Church was essentially dumped and a Protestant service substituted. What resulted was an invalid, heretical, sacrilegious, idolatrous, and blasphemous "New Service" that was not a Mass. But that wasn't all that the Modernist heretics perpetrated.
Another side of the Newchurch liturgical shenanigans that is infrequently mentioned pertains to the dumping of Saints and the musical-chairs played with their feastdays, so that now no one, including Newchurch presbyters, has any grasp of when Saints' feastdays fall. St. Christopher is gone. St. Valentine is gone. The three Archangels were degraded. Even the Blessed Virgin Mary was decimated.
Now, on March 3, 2018, Francis-Bergoglio claimed to be creating a Novus Ordo feast of Mary as Mother of the Church. He apparently has been so distracted of late in paedophile scandals that he forgot that before his New Order took over, there already was a Feast of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The feast goes back to the 18th century and was extended to the Universal Church by Pope Pius XI in 1931, until Newchurch essentially dumped it in the post-Vatican II period. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
Moreover, there is an implicit idolatry in the notion that Mary is "mother of the Church," as that would imply that Mary, a human being, is above the Church and its divine Founder, Jesus Christ.
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio cannot now "resurrect" the feast to cover up his blasphemies against the Blessed Virgin Mary by his support for his paedophile Newbishops and presbyters, perpetrated by lies that were recently exposed by the Associated Press's investigation. The rub is that in many years, as in 2018, the Newfeast falls on higher liturgical days and will be suppressed. In 2018, May 21 falls on Pentecost Monday, a traditional Double Feast of the First Class, so Mary is again out in newchurch.
Newcardinal George Pell, who was compelled in July 2017 to return to Victoria, Australia, to face sex-crimes charges, has had one "lucky break." One of the child victims died and therefore cannot testify against him, so that one count of the indictment was withdrawn on March 2, 2018. The exact number of remaining charges have not yet been made public, though it is believed to be at least fifteen.
A month-long preliminary hearing on the charges against Pell is to start March 5, 2018. The child victim who died, along with his fellow classmate at St. Alipius Newchurch school, accused Pell in 2016 of sex crimes when they were minors. Pell had previously been accused of sex crimes against children dating as far back as 1961. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
True Catholics, Pell had been riding high at Newvatican as a member of Francis-Bergoglio's Executive Committee of nine Newcardinals to run the Newchurch and as Prefect of the Economy (Chief Financial Officer). He had come up with a number of excuses why he couldn't return to Australia to face the music, but when fifteen of the child victims went to Newrome in 2016 to plead their case in person, the international press coverage went through the roof, and Pell had no choice but to return to Australia. So Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust continues unabated.
One would have thought that Southern Baptist preacher Billy Graham, who died on February 21, 2018, at age 99, would have been forthrightly anti-Catholic, just as Catholics would be forthrightly anti-Protestant. It turns out, however, that the once fire-and-brimstone Protestant Graham and the Modernist "Catholic" prelates of the 1950s actually converged on the same Modernist, Oecumenist Religion that was fabricated at the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965). This syncretistic religion, condemned with excommunication by Pope St. Pius X, teaches that "all religions are equally true" and that "we all worship the same god."
There were many signs that lead to this conclusion. For example, Graham and Bishop Fulton Sheen, the television personality of the 1950s, had a close association. Sheen's highly-popular television program, which ran from 1951, was not known for its unadulterated Catholicism. The programme was a whitewashed version of the Catholic Faith, and much of the programme was not identifiable as particularly Catholic at all. It was the precursor of the Modernist Heresy of Oecumenism that broke out full blown at the Vatican II Anti-council and led to the replacement of the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church by the Modernist, Oecumenist, Newchurch of the New Order on November 21, 1964.
Sheen had received an advanced degree from the Catholic University of the Louvain with honors. His superior academic background was in many ways equivalent to that of the Founder of the Catholic Traditionalist Movement in 1964, Fr. Gommar DePauw, who as a Triple Licensate in Canon Law, Moral Theology, and Ecclesiastical History. Sheen was a full-throated supporter of the Anti-council, whereas Fr. DePauw, who was a peritus (expert) at the first session in 1962, saw immediately, like Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, that it had been engineered by the Modernists (though not Pope John XXIII) to found a Newchurch of the New Order in place of the Catholic Church.
After the Anti-council, however, Sheen realized in part the error of his ways. By the early 1970s, he was speaking about the errors being spread in the name of the Anti-council. However, the man who had written in 1958 the beautifully-illustrated, best-selling book on the Traditional Latin Mass, This Is the Mass, persisted in performing the heretical and invalid New Mess of 1969 and pandering to the Newpope Paul VI-Montini, who had cooperated with the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, and others, to destroy the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church.
Graham even had a particular affinity for the "Unsaint" JPII-Wojtyla, who was responsible for perpetuating Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust and who was known as a notorious Oecumenist, who prayed with pagans in their "sacred forest" and allowed himself to be anointed with cow dung by a Hindu priestess, among some one hundred other documented heretical sacrileges.
Just as traditional Catholics have the number of the anti-Catholic Newchurch of the New Order, many of Graham's fellow evangelicals denounced Graham for his oecumenism, even calling him "Antichrist." One Protestant leader summed up Graham's fall from grace in these words: "Graham's concessions are sad words from one who once spoke on the basis of Biblical certainties."
True Catholics, it is possible that Billy Graham, who by the 1950s was falling away even from Biblical Protestantism, associating with Newchurch leaders to be, like Fulton Sheen, foresaw that the true Catholic Church, detested by Protestant Evangelicals, would sell out and eventually meet him in the Modernist Heresy of Oecumenism, fabricated by the Vatican II Anti-council. The irony is that even at the time of his death, Billy Graham was more Christian than the members of Newchurch of the New Order, currently headed by the Marxist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, which is not only fully Protestantized, but is well on its way to full-blown atheistic paganism -- for that is what Marxism is.
The fact that Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust is continuing unabated under Francis-Bergoglio was splashed into the headlines yet again when Presbyter Robert DeLand, Jr., age 71, was apprehended in sex crime by a teenage victim working undercover. (Actually, Newchurch doesn't have altars any longer, merely "eucharistic" dinner tables.)
DeLand, who is pastor of St. Agnes newchurch in Freeland, Michigan, was arrested on February 25, 2018, and charged with sex crimes after months of investigative work by a teenage victim working under cover. A 17-year-old boy and his parents had to police concerned about DeLand's relationship with the boy. The teen, whom the presbyter attempted to ply with liquor and a "date rape" drug called Ecstasy, agreed to work undercover to expose the perverted Newchurch presbyter, who was subsequently charged with two counts of sexual assault upon a minor and indecent exposure. The presbyter's church and rectory were raided.
The Newchurch pastor has now been lassoed to an electronic tether. He is prohibited from any contact with persons under 21 and is banned from the school district where he serves as a board member. Ironically, DeLand served on the Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. It appears that DeLand was using his positions as a lure to contact minors and commit sex crimes upon this. This pattern is common among perverted Newchurch clergy.
The arresting officer summarized the depravity of the Newchurch presbyter by stating: "What I seen through this four-month investigation has been detestable, and I've been doing this for 35 years. The activities, in this case, are detestable." Yet clueless Newchurch parents described DeLand as "charismatic and extremely jovial." Such Newchurch parents have clearly lost their Catholic Faith. Lucifer (the "Light-bearer") fraudulently presents himself as beautiful, not as evil, in order to entice the weak. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Saginaw, Michigan, MNEM News.]
True Catholics, Newchurch "authorities" in the Newchurch Diocese of Saginaw, as usual in these cases, pled ignorance. Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, who pretends to be concerned about his presbyters' and Newbishops' crimes against children, has remained mute on the case. The Newbishop in charge of Presbyter DeLand, one Joseph Cistone, claimed to be "distressed." Yet he was blind to the depravity of his underling. As an auxiliary Newbishop of Philadelphia, Cistone, according to court documents, oversaw the shredding of documents containing the names of paedophile presbyters and lied about it to a grand jury. ANY PARENT WHO SENDS HIS CHILD TO A NEWCHURCH SCHOOL OR HIMSELF ATTENDS A NEWCHURCH TEMPLE MUST BE REGARDED MORALLY AS AN ACCOMPLICE TO AND A FACILITATOR OF PAEDOPHILIA.
When push came to shove, Jews in Israel rated tourist money in their pockets more important than anti-Christian discrimination. When Jewish leaders hatched a plan to violate the terms of the Status Quo agreement and to impose taxes on Christian churches in Israel, the Guardians of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre charged bad faith on the part of the Jewish authorities.
On February 25, 2018, the Guardians courageously slammed shut to tourists the doors of the holiest church in Christendom, the place where Jesus Christ was entombed and resurrected. Tourists from around the world flock to Holy Sepulchre during this season of Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. Realizing how much tourist money they would be losing, the Jews quickly suspended their plan against Christian churches in the Holy City. On March 1, 2018, the Guardians reopened Holy Sepulchre. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by U.S. News & World Report.]
True Catholics, the Jews had also been violating the Status Quo agreement by selling Christian church lands in Jerusalem. This Jewish violation too was stopped by the shuttering of Holy Sepulchre. It is rare that Christians these days stand up to Jews. Most Christians, particularly Newchurchers, have been emasculated through the heretical Vatican II doctrine of "oecumenism," condemned by the Catholic Church as the grave sin of "syncretism" ("all religions are equally true," "all gods are the same"). Even many "Evangelical" Protestant sects scandalously speak as if they were Jews themselves and advert far more from the Old Mosaic Testament than the New Testament of Jesus Christ, Who they claim to be their God.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
With Holy Week coming up, somebody had the audacity to tell me that I would be "schismatic" for refusing to receive Holy Communion on Good Friday where it is offered on that day. It was claimed that Pope Pius XII allowed every Tom, Dick, and Harriet to violate Catholic and Apostolic Tradition and to receive Communion on Good Friday, in spite of the fact that Good Friday is the only day on which no Sacrament can be confected, out of mourning for the suffering and death of Our Lord on the Cross. Even many traditional Catholics are ignorant of this principle, so your answer on whether Communion can be received on that Good Friday would be appreciated.
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
You are absolutely not schismatic; you are a true Catholic. In fact, it is those who attend such half Novus Ordo "communion" services who are in error. You are quite correct that on Good Friday, from the earliest times, there is no Mass and no Communion. Only the celebrant consumes the one remaining Host that had been pre-consecrated on Maundy Thursday.
From the earliest times, Good Friday has been an a-liturgical day; that is, Holy Mass is not celebrated on this day, the only such day in the Universal Roman rite. Instead, a rite without Mass is conducted as prescribed in the Missale Romanum and canonized in perpetuum by the dogmatic Council of Trent.
In 1956, the Catholic and Apostolic Sacred Rites of Holy Week, which are contained in the canonized Roman Missal, were corrupted by the same Hannibal Bugnini who was the fabricator of the invalid Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Mess of 1969. Pius XII never affixed his signature to this abominable document, which essentially Protestantized the most sacred rites of the year, which prepared the way for the half Novus Ordo service of 1962 and the full-blown invalid Novus Ordo service of 1969.
Neither Pope Pius XII nor any other pope has the authority to change substantially the canonized Catholic and Apostolic Universal Rite of the Church. The Dogmatic Theologians of the Church (Torquemada, Cajetan, Suarez, et al.) teach that if a pope were to attempt to do so, he would be the schismatic. After the Mass of Maundy Thursday until the First Mass of Easter at noon on Holy Saturday, it is prohibited that the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass be celebrated. No Sacraments of the Church -- no baptisms, no confessions, no marriages, no funerals -- are permitted during this period.
True Catholics should not attend the corrupted 1956 services of Holy Week, but even now prepare to find a site where the fully-traditional Catholic rites (pre-1956) of Holy Week are celebrated.