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On April 16, 2018, his 91st birthday, the leader of the Modernist heretics at the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) Josef Ratzinger, thereafter Benedict XVI, thereafter back to Josef Ratzinger upon his abdication, confirmed his support of the invalid Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service by simulating it in the presence of his brother, Georg, the monsignor who was charged with "sadistic punishments in connection with sexual lust" against the boys while he was director of the Regensburg (Germany) Boy's School and Choir.
Ratzinger simulated a full-blown Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Latin Mess, which is just as invalid in Latin as it is in vulgar Italian or Ratzinger's native German. Josef uses Latin only when his elder brother Georg is present. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Zenit News Service.]
True Catholics, Josef Ratzinger is just as much a Modernist heretic today as he was in 1962-1965 when he led the Modernist heretic faction at the Vatican II Anti-council and associated himself publicly with the likes of Karl Rahner, silenced and declared under suspicion of heresy by the Holy Office; Edward Schillebeeckx, who was notified of holding heretical views; and Hans Urs Von Balthasar, declared under suspicion of heresy by the Holy Office and banned from teaching. Although Ratzinger in 2007's Summorum pontificum allowed some use of the Half Novus Ordo New Latin Mess of 1962, he has never used it himself, staunchly standing behind the invalid Novus Ordo Protestantized service.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Aren't pseudo-traditionalist rites (such as the Half Novus Ordo New Latin Mess of 1962) and clergy (such as the Fraternity of St. Peter, the Institute of Christ the King, Fraternity of St. John Vianney, etc.) better than completely non-traditional ones? At least they appear to be trying to be somewhat true to doctrine and dogma.
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
"Appear" is the operative word here. Pseudo-traditionalists, who are associated with the Newchurch of the New Order, are not valid priests. No valid priests have been ordained in Newchurch since 1968; no valid bishops have been consecrated in Newchurch since 1968. In that third year after the Vatican II Anti-council, Newchurch adopted the invalid Protestantized New Ordinal and voided the Sacrament of Holy Orders. It doesn't matter what the rite is; if you don't have a valid priest, the Mass is invalid. It would be like a Protestant minister saying a Traditional Latin Mass -- not a Mass at all!
Catholic Sacramental Theology is clear: there can be no true doubt in the Sacraments, even 1 per cent. Similarly, Catholic doctrinal teaching is that if you are a heretic in one thing, you are a heretic in all. In fact, the pseudo-traditionalists are worse than the Protestants. The pseudo-traditionalists are deceiving the faithful by pretending that they are valid and conniving to bring the faithful into the heretical Newchurch. At least the Protestants are honest; they make no such pretensions.
For further information, click on FAQ03: "Should I Ever Attend Newchurch's "Ordinary" or "Extraordinary" Messes?" in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files: FAQs and Traditional Apologetics department.
On April 13, 2018, Francis-Bergoglio confirmed under his signature and seal the dissolution the Priestly Fraternity of the Holy Apostles, a Newchurch "traditionalist" (Indult) society. With the dissolution the two "traditionalist" Newparishes that the Fraternity had been running in Brussels, Belgium, have been nullified, and the something over two dozen presbyters, deacons, and seminaries have been expelled. The "traditionalist" Newchurch order had been founded in April 2013.
In fact, within Newchurch, there are no priests being ordained, whether Novus Ordo or "traditionalist" (in reality, pseudo-traditionalist), because Newchurch since 1968 has been using the invalid, Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968 for both its presbyters and its Newbishops. Even if the 1962 Ordinal is used, the Newbishops involved have themselves not been validly consecrated since 1968, so they have no sacramental power to ordain priests.
The Priestly Fraternity of the Holy Apostles had actually been disbanded in June 2016 by Francis-Bergoglio's newly-appointed Newchurch Cardinal Archbishop Josef de Kesel, and an appeal was heard later that year by Newvatican's Congregation for the [New]clergy. That appeal was denied. A further appeal was taken to Newvatican's supreme court, the Apostolic Signatura, which is not independent, but under the direct control of the Newpope, which closed the case out of hand. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Katholisches.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio's decree of dissolution of the Priestly Fraternity of the Holy Apostles is another in his series of purges of "traditionalist" orders within the Newchurch of the New Order. Bergoglio also suppressed the Franciscans of the Immaculata because they were simulating the Half Novus Ordo New Latin Mess ("Extraordinary") of 1962. Can the dissolution of the other Newchurch "traditionalist" (Indult) societies like the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP), the Institute of Christ the King (ICRSS), the Fraternity of St. John Vianney (FSSV), and the Institute of the Good Shepherd (IBP) be far behind? And Bernie Fallay may as well throw in the towel on all his stratagems to join the Novus Ordo sect. Bergoglio doesn't want him or his Neo-SSPX either!
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I received a Novus Ordo Newrosary as a gift from someone who visited Newrome, which has one of those Novus Ordo blasphemous "bent" crucifixes on it. I want to remove the "bent" crucifix and replace it with one from a broken rosary. Or should I dispose of it and, if so, how?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Either course of action would be appropriate in removing the "Bent" or "Twisted Serpent" crucifix, which has Satanic associations and sources in heretical Protestantism. 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 "Papal Crucifix."
When a sacramental, particularly a blessed sacramental, becomes so worn that it can no longer be used decorously, the sacramental should, as much as possible, be returned to the earthly elements: earth, air, fire, or water. Excess Holy Water, for example, can be poured into a suitable spot of earth, such as a garden. Excess incense can be burned into the air. A holy card or book can be burned. Excess blessed ashes can be poured into a body of water, such as a lake or ocean.
If such disposal is not convenient, at least the sacramental should be altered so that its form no longer appears to be a sacramental. For instance, a holy card can be torn into pieces and then disposed of. A statue can be broken into small pieces and then disposed of. Of course, a "bent" Newrosary cannot be a sacramental and can be disposed of as a piece of trash, preferably by fire, which will consume the blsphemy entirely. For further information, click on FAQ11: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files: FAQs and Traditional Apologetics department, in the section "Sacramentals - How to Dispose of."
More truth is coming out about the disaster that is Newchurch and the regime of the Francis-Bergoglio. Even the Newchurchers aren't buying Bergoglio's Marxist anti-Catholicism and heresies. On April 13, 2018, Gallup Polls released its latest report, which shows that in the five years (2013-2018) of Bergoglio's regime, attendance at Novus Ordo temples in America has fallen by 6 per cent, more than 1 per cent per annum. Bergoglio's fraudulent facade of popularity is shot!
Weekly attendance at the invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Novus Ordo service performed by Newchurch's unordained presbyters, before the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), Gallup had found to be 80 per cent. Then, after the "New Mess" was instituted by that anti-council in 1969, attendance fell precipitously. That fact alone demonstrates that the "New Mess" was not desired by the Catholic people, as the Modernist leaders of Newchurch lied, but was being imposed for political reasons by Newchurch leadeers pursuing the Post-modernist heresy of their own making.
The downward spiral leveled out for a decade around the year 2000 because by that time most true Catholics had reached the decision to leave the fake Newchurch of the New Order. But when the Marxist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio took over in 2013, the downward spiral resumed at an even-increased rate. And the age groups of the Newchurchers who are leaving the sect is surprising. It is not the youth, but the older categories, particularly the 50-59 age group, whose attendance fell not 6 per cent, but 15 per cent.
Bergoglio's leftist politics, his denial of Christ's teaching on divorce and remarriage, his denial of the de-fide doctrine of Hell, his refusal to condemn the Most Grave Sin of Sodomy, especially as perpetrated by his own Newchurch clergy against children have all led to an increased exodus from Bergoglio's fake Newchurch, which is not the Catholic Church, a fact that many around the world have begun to see in the last five years. Thus, the so-called "Francis Effect" is now being redefined as a negative, not a positive.
Newchurchers interviewed are increasingly turning against Bergoglio because they view him unfavorably as "too liberal" and "naïve." The percentage of American Newchurchers who say that they disapprove of Bergoglio has more than doubled from 2014 to 2018. The number who believe that Bergoglio represents a "major change for the worse" has more than doubled from 2015 to 2018. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
True Catholics, the rotten underbelly of the fake Newchurch of the New Order since the Vatican II Anti-council, particularly as culminating in its latest Avatar, Francis-Bergoglio, is now exposed so purulent that no one can deny it. A number of press retrospectives on his five years as Newpope have been substantially negative. It seems that each Newpope is worse than the previous one. That is why true Catholics, for the sake of their souls, must cut off any connection with the heretic Newchurch without compromise. Until they do that, the situation will just get worse until the moribund Newchurch dies a deserved death.
On April 11, 2018, battered by proof published by the Associated Press that he twice lied about ignorance in appointing a paedophile Newbishop for Osorno, Chile, Francis-Bergoglio admitted that he has committed "grave errors" on paedophilia. Bergoglio admitted that he knew that his appointee, Juan Barros, had stood by watching while Chile's most notorious paedophile presbyter, Fernando Karadima, sexually assaulted a child.
Yet, like the Newpope himself, the apology was fake. Bergoglio blamed not himself for his sin, but a lack of "truthful and balanced information." This was yet another lie from Bergoglio, who had plenty of factual information at his disposal. The executive committee of Chile's [New]bishops Conference had informed Bergoglio about the paedophile accomplice Barros. Members of Bergoglio's own Child Protection Commission had informed Bergoglio about the paedophile accomplice Barros. One of the child victims had a personal description of the sexual assault upon him, with Barros watching, placed directly into the hands of Bergoglio. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio can't change the facts of his complicity with his paedophile Newclergy. His lies have been documented and exposed by the Associated Press investigation. Bergoglio is trying to posture this scandal as local to Chile, but in fact it is worldwide, officially suborned by him from Newrome. In just view years of his Marxist regime, the international press has exposed Bergoglio as a liar, an accomplice in paedophilia, and a heretic who denies the de-fide doctrines on Matrimony and Hell. As Bergoglio's predecessor, the High Priest Caiphas, once asked: "What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard the blasphemy" (Matthew 26:65/DRV).
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I was privileged to have been able this year to attend the fully-traditional rites of Holy Saturday and its accompanying Easter Vigil Mass following at noon. These were not the curtailed and Protetstantized rites introduced in 1956 by the chief architect of the Novus Ordo, Hannibal Bugnini, but the traditional ones that were universally celebrated before the first stage in 1956 of the ramp-up to the (invalid) Novus Ordo service, which reached its culmination in 1969.
No one has been able to explain to me clearly why the Easter Vigil Mass begins at noon on Holy Saturday. I know that this has nothing to do with the phony Novus Ordo "vigil" Messes, otherwise known as "Golf Messes," fabricated after the Vatican II Anti-council to take place on the Jewish Sabbath to allow Newchurchers to play golf on the Lord's Day, Sunday.
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Two millennia ago Catholics would spend from midnight Good Friday to midnight Holy Saturday in vigil: 24 hours. Evidence of this practice is documented from early accounts. As the years went by, Catholics became lazy (we have the statement of the popes to confirm this fact and the confirmation of our own times as well), and, as the centuries went by, the 24-hour vigil became shorter and shorter: fewer psalms, fewer prayers, fewer sermons. Eventually, the rite that took 24 hours settled in at 12 hours, which is the rite that we have today, which ends with the Easter Vigil Mass starting at noon on Holy Saturday. This Mass has several differences from a regular Mass, which indicate its antiquity. There is no Introit, no Credo, no Offertory Verse. The Mass essentially ends after the Communion and an abbreviated Vespers follows. This is the traditional rite that has been used for a millennium.
In 1956, Hannibal Bugnini, the chief architect of the (invalid) New Order (or in this case, the ramp-up to the New Order), moved a gutted version of Holy Saturday ahead to midnight, but this was a fraud, both because he did not add back the original 24 hours of psalms, prayers, sermons, etc., and because his new rite was gutted into a Protestantized form. Pope Pius XII never officially approved Bugnini's Protestantized rites of 1956. They were issued directly from Bugnini's "Reform" Committee without papal approval. But, like so many of the Vatican II Anti-council's Protestantizing "reforms," the revolutionaries had enough power to see that they were implemented nevertheless. However, several countries, such as Great Britain, refused to implement the changes, just as fully-traditional Catholics priests around the world refuse to this day.
Historically, the Church has seen a spiritual meaning in starting the Easter Vigil Mass at noon on Holy Saturday. During Lent, Passiontide, and Holy Week, in both the traditional Western and Eastern rites, there is a symbolic inversion of time as a consequence of the Fall of Adam, with the restoration of normality coming only with the victory of the Lord on Easter morning. This inversion also occurs in the Hours of the Divine Office for Lent. On Ash Wednesday and for the rest of Lent, with the exception of Sundays, Vespers are not sung at the usual time of late afternoon, but are sung before lunchtime, even on feastdays. This practice was associated with fasting, which Bugnini and the Revolutionaries hated, of course, because it was traditional and biblically required. The Lenten practice also represents a symbolic inversion of time, with the restoration of "normality" coming with the victory of the Lord at Easter.
After the shockingly low attendance at Francis-Bergoglio's Novus Ordo Easter Service, the Newpope whom more and more Newchurchers are calling a heretic, and even an invalid pope, garnered an even lower attendance as the fabricated feast of "Divine Mercy" on the following Sunday, April 8, 2018. That feast was concocted by the "Unsaint" Newpope JPII-Wojtyla on the basis of fabricated documents and the Vatican II Anti-council's heresies. Wojtyla violated the traditional principle of the Church calendar, in placing his feast on the very Octave Day of Easter, on which any other feast is prohibited. For further information, click on FAQ11: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files: FAQs and Traditional Apologetics department, in the section "'Divine Mercy' - A False Devotion."
Newchurchers are really being turned off after five years of this hypocritical Newpope and his introduction of vulgar languages and songs into Newpapal services. The turnout was poor, even though the Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia near the Vatican, now dedicated to the fabricated "Divine Mercy" devotion, cancelled all its Messes in order that the congregants could attend Bergoglio's fiasco at St. Peter's Piazza. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Service.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio is increasingly being exposed as a fraud by his own Newchurchers. Bishop Emeritus Rene Gracida has called for a conclave to elect a new pope on the grounds that Bergoglio's election was invalid because the conclave broke the prohibition against outside communication and against "political" meetings to engineer the election. Now there is the additional issue of Bergoglio's publicly-published heretical statements, which he has not recanted.
On April 7, 2018, the Rome Conference, which was inspired by the late Carlo Caffarra, one of the original Newcardinals who called upon Francis-Bergoglio to recant his heresy on divorce and bigamy, issued its Final Declaration, eighteen months after Bergoglio's original heretical statement. The Conference noted that Bergoglio had persisted in this and his other heresies by remaining silent despite continued calls for him to recant. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]
The Final Declaration attests that neither to so-called Filial Appeal for Bergoglio to recant his heresies, signed by nearly 1,000,000 signatories, nor the so-called Filial Correction of 250 scholars, nor the dubia (theological challenges) of the four original Newcardinals have received a response from Bergoglio.
The Conference itself, therefore, attempted to answer six issues:
True Catholics, this is an indeed a case of, as the Scripture says, the blind leading the blind, and both falling into the pit (Matthew 14:31). All of the participants the Rome Conference, whether Newbishops or presbyters or laymen, themselves embrace other heresies of the Newchurch of the New Order, including those of the Vatican II Anti-council. Nothing coming from such a source can be trusted as Catholic. The traditional teaching of the Church is: heretic in one, heretic in all.
On April 9, 2018, blaspheming the Blessed Virgin Mary, because the Double Feast of the First Class of her Annunciation falls on that day (having been traditionally transferred from March 25 because that date fell within Holy Week in 2018, and Mary always yields to her Divine Son), Francis-Bergoglio issued a prolix "Apostolic Exhortation" entitled Gaudete et Exsultate, purporting to teach Newchurchers about the holiness that he himself lacks as a Marxist Modernist. Yet remember that he has pre-con-anized himself as a Newsaint immediately upon his death. This self-proclaimed "humble" man apparently doesn't entertain the likelihood, according to Catholic belief about popes, that he will go not up, but down, where, by definition, there are no Saints!
Again in the "exhortation," the Marxist Modernist Newpope slams traditional Catholicism, for which his code-word is "Pelagianism," an ancient heresy that has nothing to do with traditional Catholicism. Bergoglio creates out of whole cloth a "Neo-Pelagianism" that has, he fabricates, an “obsession with the law..., a punctilious concern for the Church’s liturgy, doctrine, and prestige." With a leader having an attitude like that, no wonder Newchurch is sinking fast, with more and more Newchurchers simply walking out the door, tired of a purported pope who denies the doctrine of Hell and who denies God's moral law by complicity in the rape and sodomy of children.
Traditional Catholics are to be condemned, Bergoglio fabricates, because they have "an excessive emphasis on doctrine, and gossip." Well, following Catholic doctrine used to be a Catholic virtue, but not in Bergoglio's Newchurch! As to "gossip," only paranoid leaders are obsessed with that chimera, which isn't even a sin in cases when it is represented to mean telling the truth about public leaders in the public forum. Doing so is part of the virtue of truth. Bernie Fellay, the infamous Dictator-General of the Novus Ordo-bent Neo-SSPX, is also obsessed with "gossip," which is really virtuous public condemnation of his perfidious desire to sell out Archbishop Lefebvre's original traditional Catholic Society of St. Pius X to the heretical Newchurch of the New Order, currently led by Bergoglio.
Francis-Bergoglio's "authorities" for his Apostolic Exhortation are a Leftist Newjesuit Newcardinal, Carlo Martini, and a Leftist Newjesuit leader at the Vatican II Anti-council, Hans Urs von Balthasar. Martini intimated his approval of fornication, unnatural contraception, and homosexuality, as well as the "installation" of women as deaconesses and presbyteresses/ministeresses. von Baltasar was during his lifetime declared "suspect of heresy" and was banned from teaching. Such is the ilk upon whom Bergoglio rests his heretical views. [Some information for this Commentary was contributged by the National Catholic Register.]
True Catholics, the hypocrisy of this man, Francis-Bergoglio, who purports to believe in the Devil, but not in Hell, boggles the mind. Fresh in every true Catholic's mind this Easter week are the Passions of Our Lord Jesus Christ, proclaimed during last Holy Week. Some people debate whether it was the Jews or the Romans who killed Christ. The answer is neither: it was the leaders of the Church that killed him and, according to the shrewd Pilate who knew well the politics of the time, and he correctly assigns the reason: per invidiam (Matthew 27:18, Mark 15:10), one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
The dogmatic Council of Trent was a true Catholic council (1545-1563). So was Vatican I (1868-1870), but it was prematurely aborted and thus became subject to misinterpretation. Vatican II (1962-1965) was what is traditionally called in the Catholic Church a "Latrocinium," a Robber Council, that is, a false council that robs the people of the true Catholic Faith.
Since Vatican II, the Newchurch of the New Order, founded in 1964, switched from rare councils to frequent synods, after the model of the Arch-heretic Martin Luther. It is becoming clear over the last fifty years just how "cooked" these synods are. Far from being the open channels of communication that they pretend to be, they are in fact engineered to advance the Heresy of Modernism and now Francis-Bergoglio's Marxist agenda.
Such has been the case with preparations for the Synod of Bishops on Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment to take place in October 2018. Newchurch gathered subjects for a pre-synodal document. In this process, what has been described as a "huge online community" of pseudo-traditional youth expressed their preference for the "New Latin" of 1962. However, when the final pre-synodal document was released, it omitted mention of this position entirely.
True Catholics, Newchurch is an anti-Catholic fraud. Pseudo-traditionalists should wake up to the fact that they are never going to get even the Half Novus Ordo "New Latin" Mess of 1962. Even if they did, such Masses would be invalid because they are simulated by Novus Ordo presbyters, who have not been validly ordained in the Sacrament of Holy Orders since 1968. These pseudo-traditional youth should give up on the fake "New Latin" Mess and immediately join fully-traditional Catholic churches, chapels, and oratories independent of the heretical Newchurch and its heretic Newpopes.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I recently read that Cardinal John Henry Newman wrote that Shakespeare had "so little of a Protestant about him that Catholics have been able, without extravagance, to claim him as their own." Today, those who claim that Shakespeare was a Catholic can employ the historical facts of his life and times, as well as the textual evidence to be gleaned from his poetry and plays. Today it is widely accepted, albeit reluctantly by many, that Shakespeare was raised in a devoutly Catholic family at a time when the practice of the Faith was illegal. His mother's family was one of the most notoriously defiant of all the Recusant Catholic families in England.
As for Shakespeare himself, he seems to have inherited and embraced the Catholicism of his parents. Apart from the overwhelming evidence for Shakespeare's Catholicism to be found in the facts of his life there is an abundance of converging evidence that emerges in his works. Several of his sonnets and poems allude sympathetically to known Catholics, killed or persecuted for their faith, including St. Thomas More, St. Robert Southwell, St. Anne Line, and the Catholic composer William Byrd. As for his plays, his sympathy for Catholic martyrs is evident in his part in the writing of Sir Thomas More and in the sympathetic portrayal of Catherine of Aragon in Henry VIII.
Is it really true that Shakespeare was a Catholic?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
The latest historical research indicates that William Shakespeare (1564-1616), the English language's greatest playwright, was raised as a Catholic and probably remained so in secret. He lived under the regime of Elizabeth I, an anti-Catholic excommunicate, who murdered countless Catholic priests. "Master Shakespeare died a papist," stated a Protestant minister living in Stratford at the time of Shakespeare's death.
Historical records indicate that Shakespeare's father and daughter Susanna were fined as Recusants, a term used to describe Catholics who refused to follow the heretical Protestant regimes established by the excommunicates Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. Shakespeare may also have had a Catholic wedding. Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in 1582. They were married by John Frith at his little church in the nearby village of Temple Grafton. Four years later, the government accused Frith of secretly being a Roman Catholic priest.
Clare Asquith's 2005 Shadowplay: The Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare argues that Shakespeare was constantly attacking and exposing a regime that he believed had seized illegal control of the country he loved, by the common code used covertly by Catholic Recusant writers in the sixteenth century. Another recent work (2013) arguing for Shakespeare's Catholicism is Robert Morrison's A Tale Told Softly: Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale and Hidden Catholic England.
The heresies of Francis-Bergoglio -- on the existence of Hell, on divorce/bigamy, and on homosexuality, inter alia -- are accumulating to the point that more individuals and groups are separating from him. Most recently, the Patriarch Elijah, of the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate, has formally excommunicated Bergoglio for heresy, apostasy, and rejection of the divine Natural Law. The Patriarchate's priests and bishops have been forbidden to mention Bergoglio in the Divine Liturgy (Mass).
The Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate is an offshoot of the Newchurch-associated Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church that is affiliated with Newchurch, not with the schismatic Eastern Orthodox sects. The Patriarchate separated from the UGCC because of the latter's heresy and apostasy in supporting immoral divorce/bigamy, condemned syncretism (renamed "oecuemnism" by the Vatican II Anti-council: "we all worship the same god"; "all religions are equal") and homosexuality.
The Decree of Excommunication of Bergoglio was issued at the beginning of Lent, on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018, after Bergoglio had been admonished several times, as required by Our Lord in Scripture, to distance himself from heresies. The Decree states, however, that Bergoglio has obstinately rejected any repentance and continued to cause extreme offense not only to the believers of the Roman Catholic Church but also to all Christians and unbelievers and that he has promoted the self-destruction of the Catholic Church in matters of both faith and morals.
The Decree of Excommunication cites a number of counts, including:
True Catholics, the Eastern sects are just as confused as the Novus Ordo western sect, but, as this Decree of Excommunication reveals, there is a growing movement in the East toward separating from Newchurch and forming traditional groups. As traditional Catholics have been praying for over fifty years, the false Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church, is finally disintegrating before our eyes.
This Sunday goes by many names. The official one given in the Roman Missal is Dominica in Albis in Octava Paschae (Sunday in White on the Octave Day of Easter). Those baptized on Easter would still be wearing their white baptismal robe to Holy Mass. The day is commonly known, in English-speaking countries only, as Low Sunday, in contrast to the "High" Sunday of the Resurrection, or Easter Sunday. It is also known, as all Sundays are, by the first word(s) of its Introit, by the name Quasimodo Sunday, as we are said to be "born like (quasimodo) infants" in the waters of Baptism.
What this Sunday is not is "Divine Mercy Sunday." The cult of "Divine Mercy," which arose in Poland just before World War II, was condemned by the Church because it was suffused with the odor of heresy. In 1958 John XXIII suppressed the cult outright. By 1978 the cult had resurfaced, now clothed with the heresies of Oecumenism and Universal Salvation. The "Divine Mercy" cult, twice condemned by the Church, has no basis in traditional Catholicism. The Octave Day of a Feast, the eighth day after a great feast, as this day is the eighth day after Easter, is a significant day in itself. The great Benedictine scholar Dom Gueranger commented on this day in his monumental fifteen-volume Liturgical Year series: "Such is the solemnity of this Sunday that not only is it of Greater Double rite, but no feast, however great, can ever be kept upon it." The Octave Day of Easter is the feast that true Catholics keep.
The "Divine Mercy" cult associated with one Sister Faustina Kowalska is false in many ways. Before the founding of the Newchurch of the New Order in 1964 to replace the Catholic Church, this false cult was condemned. Most of Faustina's "diary" was concocted by her sisters after her death. The cult was suppressed, and her diary was placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, so Catholics were prohibited from reading the corrupt book. This decision was upheld by Pope John XXIII on November 28, 1958. Moreover, after Pope John XXIII's suppression of the cult, deliberate mistranslations began to be circulated that "oecumenized" the original diary, to preach the Vatican II Heresy of Oecumenism: "we all worship the same god," "all religions are equal." Faustina's original diary condemned "pagans, heretics, and schismatics." Those and similar statements were expunged by Newchurch as not "oecumenical." The "Divine Mercy" cult is strictly Novus Ordo and has no basis in traditional Catholicism.
True Catholics, is it any wonder that the "Divine Mercy" cult in Newchurch has overtaken the Great Feast of Our Lord's Resurrection (Easter) and has associated itself with the condemned cult of " Charismaticism, a derivative of the Protestant heresy? Is it any wonder that the Newchurch of the New Order pushes this heretical cult of "Divine Mercy" in its Protestant-Masonic-Pagan invalid Mess?
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Can you lay to rest the date/time controversy concerning JPII-Wojtyla's death? Newvatican has claimed it to be officially at 19:37 UTC on April 2, 2005, but I remember it happening on Friday, April 1, 2005, as reported contemporaneously on radio and television. I remember people making fun of Wojtyla as an "April Fool's" joke because of his numerous public heresies. What is the truth here?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
We recall the announcement over radio the evening of April 1, 2005, local Rome time. Then Newvatican tried to undo the announcement. It appears that Newvatican engineered the fake "death date" on the following day to avoid April Fool's Day and to confirm in some bizarre way the false Novus Ordo Feast of "Divine Mercy," which was fabricated by Newchurch on April 2 to suppress Catholic teaching on sin and Divine justice.
Newvatican also told several other lies regarding the death of Wojtyla. The Newvatican Press Office issued a bulletin that he was saying the (invalid) Novus Ordo Mess in his bedroom and that he was reciting in bed his fabricated Newrosary with the people in St. Peter's Piazza. Both were lies. When the official death record was published in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis, the Newpapal physician's report indicated that during that period Wojtyla was unconscious with a high fever of 40 degrees Celsius and septicemia ravaging all his body's organ.
Newvatican just cannot be trusted to tell the truth. Everything out of Newrome must be considered at least suspect and most likely false.
We TRADITIO Fathers wrote extensively on this matter at the time. Information on this topic will be found in the contemporaneous Daily Commentaries from the TRADITIO Fathers department. For further information on the false Novus Ordo Feast of "Divine Mercy," click on FAQ11: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Practices? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files: FAQs and Traditional Apologetics department, in the section "'Divine Mercy' - A False Devotion."
Newchurch and its Newpope Francis-Bergoglio are now sinking fast before the eyes of the world. Even Newchurchers are beginning to shun their Marxist Newpope, now dubbed the "Heretic Pope," because of his denial of the dogma of Hell (as well as because of his other heresies). The Newpopes since the Vatican II Anti-council are not expected to be religious, and certainly not religious in a Catholic sense, but have become little more than circus clowns, who perform for the public to raise money for criminally-investigated Newvatican causes.
Francis-Bergoglio was greatly embarrassed by the lack for turnout for his Novus Ordo performance on Easter Sunday 2018. The Newvatican coffers are being rapidly drained as fewer Newchurcher contribute to Bergoglio's upkeep and because he is spending Newchurch funds like a drunken sailor in order to prop up his Vatican Communications behemoth, which sprews out his Marxist, Novus Ordo propaganda. Even the "Bad Pope," Alexander VI-Borgia, knew how to bring crowds to Rome to participate in the devout Catholic solemn papal ceremonies. But in the post-Vatican II era, the Holy Mass doesn't exist, having been replaced by an invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service, further degraded with vulgar songs and vulgar tongues. Why would anyone want to attend this graceless fiasco?
The world is now seeing what we TRADITIO Fathers saw from the beginning of Francis-Bergoglio's regime on March 13, 2013. Even the clueless Neocon Newchurchers like ex-U.S. Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan and those Neocon newspapers who nuzzle the "Heretic Pope" around like lap dogs, are now seeing the reality. Yet the Newchurchers are still swallowing the heresies and the fake Novus Ordo Mess and Sackraments. The period of testing that Our Lord is imposing on His Church in our perverted times is far from over. We predict at least 50 to 100 years will pass before things start getting back to Catholic in Newchurch. It took about that amount of time to rid the Church of the Arian heresy of the fourth century, to which most bishops and some popes attached themselves, according to St. Jerome, the Great Doctor of the Church.
True Catholics, only a Catholic Faith like that the Saints of the Arian period had will change the current deplorable state. Church history shows that it is not popes who save the Church, but a devout Catholic people. Yet, up until now, the people have done nothing. Where are the names of Catholics now that will ring through the centuries like those of John, Stephen, Matthias, Barnabas, Ignatius, Alexander, Marcellinus, Felicitas, Perpetua, Agatha, Lucy, Agnes, Cecilia, and Anastasia, whose names are enshrined in the Sacred Canon of the true Holy Mass?
The roof literally collapsed on the Marxist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio just hours after his statement was published that "Hell does not exist." It was as if God were speaking to the man who is becoming known worldwide as the "Heretic Pope." And the collapse occurred on Good Friday to boot! Part of the ceiling of St. Peter's Archbasilica in Rome collapsed and rained down stones on the Newchurchers and others below, and had to be closed on one of its busiest days of the year.
The Divine will did preserve the Michelangelo's famous devout sculpture of 1499, the Pietà, depicting the Deposition of Our Lord after the crucifixion into the arms of his mother. Part of the ceiling did collapse near the alcove that holds the sculpture, which was itself not harmed. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Sun.]
True Catholics, was the collapse of St. Peter's happenstance or a mark of Divine wrath? Was it this a warning to Newchurchers who follow Francis-Bergoglio of the dire spiritual consequences to themselves? In any case, Bergoglio has now been branded throughout the world now as the "Heretic Pope," as perfidious as the heretic popes of the Arian Heresy of the fourth century who denied the divinity of Christ. St. Jerome recorded that several popes and most of the bishops of the time embraced the heresy. It took more than a century to rid the Church of the heretic popes and bishops -- a period that gave the Church some of its greatest Saints and Doctors of the Church: St. Athanasius of Alexandria "Defensor Fidei," St. Basil the Great, St. August of Hippo, St. Martin of Tours, and several others. That Almighty God has not sent such Saints to us in these troubled times may well indicate a Divine disfavor that exceeds even the wretched century of the Arian heresy.
Those Newchurchers who have not yet been convinced that Francis-Bergoglio is a heretic from the Catholic Faith by the overwhelming body of heretical statements enunciated by this Newspope cannot ignore the latest, which is a blockbuster. In an interview titled "The Pope: It Is an Honor to Be Called a Revolutionary" and released March 28, 2018, which Bergoglio gave to his longtime atheist friend Eugenio Scalfari for the Italian daily La Repubblica, Bergoglio is reported to have said that Hell does not exist and that condemned souls just "disappear." The newspaper used to be anti-Newvatican, but has become more pro-Newvatican since the ascendency of the Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, who stated:
They [condemned souls] are not punished. Those who repent obtain the forgiveness of God and enter the rank of souls who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot therefore be forgiven disappear. There is no hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls.
Such a statement is overtly heretical and conforms more to the belief of the pagan Ancient Egyptians, who believed that condemned souls are devoured by the goddess Ammit and are deprived of eternal existence. The De Fide dogma of the Catholic Church from Scripture and Tradition, which not even a pope can deny without becoming a heretic, is: The souls of those who die in the condition of personal grievous sin enter Hell. It is a known heresy to state that there is no Hell and that condemned souls simply "disappear." Even Newchurch's own corrupted new Catechism teaches the existence of Hell and the punishment of the condemned souls there.
Within a period of just 24 hours, Francis-Bergoglio's heretical statement caused such a backlash that Newvatican did immediate damage control. But Bergoglio himself has not publicly corrected the statement that he gave. Instead, his Newvatican has attacked Scalfari, who has an impeccable reputation for journalistic honesty. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Service.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio's status as a heretic from the Catholic Faith is too obvious to deny. He is a Marxist, holding an atheistic philosophy that believes in no God and no soul. His order, the Newjesuits, has been corrupted since at least the 1960s with Marxism, as attested to by one of their own, the noted Vaticanologist and former Jesuit, Fr. Malachi Martin, in his famous 1988 opus The Jesuits: The Society of Jesus and the Betrayal of the Roman Catholic Church. Now the truth about Francis "The Fraud" is coming out, and not all the rivers of propaganda issued from the Newvatican propaganda machine can stop it.
We wrote previously about the Marxist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio setting up a false feast of "Mary, Mother of the Church." 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.
Now word comes that the date Bergoglio has designated for this Novus Ordo feast is Pentecost Monday. Such a designation violates the Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church, in that Pentecost Monday is a sacrosanct High Feast unto itself, as a feast of Christ the Lord, and is, to boot, within the Privileged Octave of the First Class of Pentecost. No other feasts are permitted to be celebrated on this day. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Deutsche Welle.]
The heretical Newpope JPII-Wojtyla similarly placed the false feast of the "Divine Mercy" on the very Octave Day of Easter, similarly a Privileged Octave of the First Class. As the great Benedictine liturgical expert of the 19th century, Dom Prosper Gueranger, in his authoritative fifteen-volume series, The Liturgical Year, wrote: the Sacred Tradition of the Church prohibits any feasts from being placed on such a sacrosanct day. For further information, click on FAQ11: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files: FAQs and Traditional Apologetics department, in the section "'Divine Mercy' - A False Devotion."
True Catholics, the Novus Ordo Mess is itself fake and invalid, so it is not surprising that the heretical Newpopes after the Vatican II Anti-council have introduced anti-Catholic days into their Novus Ordo calendar. It is just another confirmation that no true Catholic can have anything to do with the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Mess or the Protestantized New Latin Mass of 1962, simulated by Newchurch's presbyters, who have not been ordained in the Sacrament of Holy Orders since 1968.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Is it really true that the Jews had to turn to the Roman authorities for an execution, as stated in John 18:31? As I recall, the elders of the temple rose up in rage, dragged St. Stephen outside the city walls, and stoned him. Also, the woman taken in adultery was about to be stoned by the masses when Our Lord stopped them by his most probing declaration. Did the high priests involve Rome, so as many people as possible would know that Our Lord had been put to death?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply:
The evidence of Roman history does indicate that it was the Roman procurator who had the responsibility over executions in the province. The Scriptures seem to indicate that Pontius Pilate was not aware of this fact until Caiphas reminded him. There did seem to be stonings, but perhaps these were considered "spontaneous," without a judicial process.
Pilate was meticulous in his legal process, as the Romans greatly respected the law and followed it to the letter. It is remarkable how considerate Pilate was of Christ, given the fact that the later was not a Roman citizen. St. Paul was a Roman and therefore got the full benefit of Roman law, as documented in the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament.