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April 30, 2018 - St. Catherine of Siena
Double Feast

Canadian Newbishops Fund Abortion through the Collection Plate
And Have Thus Made Newchurchers Accomplices to Abortion

From: Petrus Romanus, the TRADITIO Network's International Correspondent
Development and Peace

Exposed as a Fraud Supporting Abortion:
Newchurch's Organization Caritas Canada: Development and Peace
The "Charity" Was Found in Fact to Be Diverting Funds
To Groups that Support Abortion, Paederasty, and Marxism
Yet even after the Exposure of the Newchurch Charity as a Fraud
Fewer than One-quarter of the Canadian Newbishops Have Withdrawn Funding
And Have Thus Made Newchurchers Accomplices to Abortion
When They Contribute to the Newchurch Collection Plate

The Newbishop of Victoria, in Canada, is the latest Canadian Newbishop to withdraw funding from Caritas Canada's Development and Peace organization after the evidence became incontrovertible that this so-called "Catholic" charity was, in fact, diverting funds to groups that support abortion, paederasty, and Marxism. However, this latest Newbishop's letter, to be read in all his Newpulpits, is mostly a defense of the Newbishops' support for Development and Peace over the last fifty years, even though the evidence was clear about where the money was going as long ago as 2009. He writes that, once "clear assurances" have been given that this won't happen again, he will "consider" re-funding the iniquitous groups!

Even after the exposure of the Newchurch charity as a fraud, fewer than one-quarter of the Canadian Newbishops have to date withdrawn funding from Development and Peace. Not one Newbishop has done so in Quebec or Atlantic Canada, and nor have the metropolitan Newarchbishops of Kingston, Regina, or St. Boniface, to name only some. Thus, Newchurch has made Newchurchers accomplices to abortion when they contribute to the Newchurch collection plate.

There are no assurances from the Canadian Newbishops that they will not make additional contributions to Development and Peace from the general collections. Those Canadians who have even a scintilla of Catholic Faith left are morally obligated to find a Traditional Catholic Mass independent of the abortion-promoting Newchurch of the New Order. For a list of sites, click on the TRADITIO Network's Official Traditional Catholic Directory department.

April 29, 2018 - Fourth Sunday after Easter

Boy Who Was Sodomized by Francis-Bergoglio's Paedophile Newbishop
Will Confront the Newpope and Demand Retribution

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

Francis-Bergoglio's Efforts to Silence the Children
Sodomized with His Connivance
By His Newchurch Presbyters and Newbishops
Have Been Exposed in the International Press
Having Told Lies about the Sodomized Children
Bergoglio Is Now Trying to Restore His Reputation by More Lies
But the Boy Who Is the Principal Whistleblower against Him
Is Going to Newrome to Confront Bergoglio
For His Complicity in Paedophilia

The courageous boy who turned whistleblower against Francis-Bergoglio arrived in Newrome on April 24, 2018, to confront the Newpope who lied about his complicity in paedophilia. According to an investigation by the Associated Press, Bergoglio lied twice about his personal involvement, once when he denied that his Chilean Newbishops warned him against appointing the paedophoile Juan Barros and again when he denied receipt of a letter from the sodomized boy, which was in fact hand delivered by Newcardinal Sean O'Malley.

Francis-Bergoglio has been severely and justifiably beaten up by the international press over his lies and complicity in paedophilia, so he is trying once again to lie himself out his fix by claiming in a phony "apology" that he was not informed of Barros's crimes. The Associated Press had already put the lie to that falsehood.

The boy, Juan Carlos Cruz, is going to demand personally from Bergoglio that he get rid of his "toxic" Newbishops and Newcardinals who "have defamed and discredited abuse survivors around the world." The boy is implicitly demanding that Bergoglio resign, as he himself is one of these, having badmouthed Cruz during his Newpapal junket to Chile in January 2018. Bergoglio enraged Chileans by saying during that junket that the accusations by Cruz and other boys against Barros were "calumny." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]

True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio has once and for all been exposed as a liar and paedophile accomplice. He cannot turn back the clock on what he did, and his phony "apology," in which he refused to take responsibility for his sinful actions, but instead tried unjustly to blame others, makes him look even worse, if that were possible, the High Priest Caiphas of our time, whose hateful purpose was to destroy the Christ and His true Church.

April 28, 2018 - St. Paul of the Cross, Confessor
Double Feast

Francis-Bergoglio Is Ultra-modernizing the Cadre of Newbishops
At a Rate than Will Wipe Neocons and Pseudo-traditionalists Entirely Out

From: Petrus Romanus, the TRADITIO Network's International Correspondent

The Marxist/Heretic Newpope Francis-Bergoglio
Is Appointing Ultramodernist Newchurch Bishops
At a Pace that Is Breeding like the Biblical Plague of Locusts
By Summer 2018 a Majority of Newbishops Will Be His Appointees
By Summer 2019 a Majority of Newcardinals Will Be His Appointees
The Neocons and Pseudo-tradititionalists
Like the FSSPers and the Extraordinarians, Are Now Fighting
For Their Existence to Remain as Protestants
In the Bergoglian Pagan Organization

As your readers know, I maintain the most detailed database of Newbishops appointed by the Marxist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio. On April 26, 2018, he continued his ferocious rate at replacing existing Newbishops with eveb more Marxist/Modernists. While the number of his appointments on this date is not typical, is it not unusual for him. He appointed seven more Newbishops, all of them to lead Newdioceses; he appointed no merely subordinate auxiliary bishops.

Bergoglio's selections on this date indicate that he determined to smash any vestige of even Neocon or Pseudo-traditionalists in the Newhierarchy. He is removing any of the slightly more conservative appointees of the Unsaint JPII-Wojtyla at a mad rate. By the end of Summer 2018, a clear majority of the gaggle of Newbishops will be his appointees, hand-picked by his Newjesuit Marxist network.

The Neocons and Pseudo-tradititionalists, like the FSSPers and the Extraordinarians, are now fighting for their existence to remain as Protestants in the Bergoglian pagan Newchurch organization. By Summer 2019 the Newcollege of cardinals will also be dominated by Bergoglio's own appointees. To these must be added the current crop of Newcardinals who elected him in the first place.

Farewell to the Protestant Newchurch of JPII-Wojtyla. Welcome to the Pagan NewChurch of Bergoglio, whose Newepiscopal agents promote abortion, transgenderism (genderbenderism), and Marxism. It has long been over for Newchurch, but now this fact is becoming so obvious that no honest, true Catholic can deny it.

April 27, 2018 - St. Peter Canisius, Confessor & Doctor
Double Feast

Newchurch "Installations" Plunge over 25% in Just One Year
The U.S. Will "Install" an All Time Low of at Best 430 Presbyter-ministers in 2018

Empty Newseminary

A Newchurch Seminary with Its Novus Ordo Dinner Table
Stands Empty as More than One-quarter of Newseminaries
Walk out in just One Year
Between 2017 and 2018 Attendance Plunged 27.1 per Cent
To an All-time Low of 430
Young Men in the U.S. Are Not Stupid
They Realize that after Newseminary, if They Are Not Sodomized
They Will End up Being No Better than Protestant Ministers
As Newchurch has not Ordained Priests
In the Valid, Traditional Sacrament of Holy Orders since 1968

It's a disaster. The so-called "Francis Effect" has turned as sour as the wine offered to Christ on the Cross. The Marxist Newpope's support of paedophilia among Newchurch clergy, his heretical teachings over the last five years of his regime, his vile comments against his own pseudo-traditionalist Newchurchers, his increased vulgarizing of the already invalidated Novus Ordo rites -- all have led to an emptying of Newchurch seminaries, according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic [Sic] Bishops' annual report, released on April 20, 2018.

In just one year, the number of those to be installed in 2018 as Novus Ordo presbyter-ministers dropped by 27.1 per cent, from 590 in 2017 to 430 in 2018. At that, the remaining 430 for the entire United States is a ridiculously small number, for Newchurch, which lies in claiming to have some 70,000,000 adherents in the U.S.

Young men in the U.S. are not stupid. They realize that after their time in a Newseminary, if they are not sodomized, they will end up being no better than Protestant ministers, as Newchurch has not ordained priests in the valid, traditional Sacrament of Holy Orders since 1968, when the Protestantized New Ordinal was adopted. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]

True Catholics, Newchurch is dying at a rapid rate. But the U.S. Newbishops aren't even honest enough to admit it. Newcardinal Joseph Tobin cluelessly told the press that the report showed room "for future growth." Well, yes, when you're in the basement, there is no other direction to go but up! Because the USCCB is ignoring the elephant in the middle of the room -- that Newchurch and its Newpope are anti-Catholic shams, and the world is finally recognizing that fact -- Newchurch will never be "fixed." The only alternative is to trash it, while the true Catholic Church returns, having been kept alive by courageous traditional Catholic priests and organizations who have remained independent of Newchurch for fifty years.

April 26, 2018 - Sts. Cletus & Marcellinus, Popes & Martyrs
Semidouble Feast

A Reader Asks: "What about the 'Restored Order of Initiation'
Used for Baptism and Confirmation by the Indult Fraternity of St. Peter?"

From: Bo

The FSSP Merely Pretends to be Traditional
It Is Not even a Catholic Organization at All
But a Handmaiden of the Newchurch of the New Order
The FSSP Uses Unconsecrated Novus Ordo Newchurch "Bishops"
Who Are No Different from Protestant "Bishops"
To "Install" Presbyter-ministers for the FSSP
(Newchurch Has Not Ordained Priests
In the Traditional Sacrament of Holy Orders since 1968)
Thus, FSSP Services Are Not Valid Masses
Because They Are Being "Performed"
By the Equivalent of Protestant Ministers

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

I would like to ask the TRADITIO Fathers what their opinion is of the Novus Ordo "Restored Order of Initiation," which is being used by the indult Fraternity of St. Peter for Baptism. We have been attending an FSSP Newparish with our children aged 6, 5, and 4 and were shocked to find that the FSSP is not a traditional Catholic organization, but is subject to the directives of the Novus Ordo Newchurch diocese in the teaching of children for First Communion.

Those directives include the requirement that children must be prepared for Confirmation at the same time as their Baptism. I know that traditionally my children are confirmed when they are older, to give them opportunity to deepen their Catholic Faith in the later formative stages of their life. All of these FSSP deviations from Catholicism are a big problem for us.

The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.

Your Catholic instincts are right on the money to question the Catholicity of the Fraternity of St. Peter. If you have not been reading these Daily Commentaries regularly, you may be surprised to learn that the Fraternity of St. Peter merely pretends to be traditional, but it is not even a Catholic organization at all, but a handmaiden of the Newchurch of the New Order, associated with the Vatican II Anti-council and tightly bound to the heretical umbrella of Newchurch. Moreover, the FSSP uses unconsecrated Novus Ordo Newchurch "bishops," who are no different from Protestant bishops, to "install" presbyter-ministers for the FSSP (Newchurch has not ordained priests in the traditional Sacrament of Holy Orders since 1968). Thus, FSSP services are not valid Masses because they are not being celebrated by priests at all, but by the equivalent of Protestant ministers.

Corruption of the Catholic Sacraments to invalidity is just a part of the problem, which also includes Novus Ordo sermons, the use of a Protestantized liturgical calendar that has dumped many Catholic Saints, and the use of a Protestantized form of the Mess, the Half Novus Ordo "New Latin Mess" of 1962, the year of the Vatican II Anti-council. As to the Novus Ordo Rite of Confirmation, fabricated in 1971 to replace the valid traditional Catholic rite, it is completely from the valid traditional Catholic rite and is patently invalid.

As you obviously see the truth, you must entirely shun, for the good of your won and your children's souls, this Newchurch organization and find a real Traditional Latin Mass site. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Official Traditional Catholic Directory department.

Remember that it is the primary responsibility of the parents to teach their children the Catholic Faith. Stay away from the FSSP entirely. Instead, you and your wife should undertake the religious instruction of your children. You will brush up on your own Faith and give your children much better training in living the Catholic life in the real world, as you yourselves must do. You can teach your children the real Catholic Faith without having it corrupted by the anti-Catholic Newchurch and its associated organizations, like the FSSP.


Film Pope Francis - A Man of His Word to Be Released
But Bergoglio Is Now a Proven Liar, Hardly a Man of His Word

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
'Pope Francis - A Man of His Word' Film

The German Version of the Erroneously Named Film
Pope Francis - A Man of His Word
To Be Released on May 18, 2018
In a Fruitless Effort to Restore the Reputation of the Marxist Newpope
Who Clearly Has an Anti-Catholic Mind and Character
And Has Been Caught by an Associated Press Investigation
In Two Bald-faced Lies concerning His Complicity with Paedophilia
On the Part of His Newchurch Clergy

Francis-Bergoglio, having been exposed by an Associated Press investigative report as having publicly lied about his involvement in the paedophilia scandal of the Newchurch bishop whom he appointed for Osorno, Chile, is revving up his propaganda machine, on which he has spent millions of Newchurch money during his pontificate. Pope Francis - A Man of His Word is set for a May 18, 2018, release.

The film sounds eminently boring. It is not even a dramatic presentation of Bergoglio's life (that might be too embarrassing for the Marxist), but instead is a series of answers to questions, called a "dialogue" (a word much loved by Modernists since the Vatican II Anti-council) submitted to the Newpope, all carefully selected by -- himself. No tough questions, no questions from his opposition, just softballs.

The questions and answers have nothing to do with religion, and certainly not the Catholic religion, but are on "social issues," such as poverty, immigration, and "global warming." You can be sure that the whole film will have the cast of a Marxist training film.

True Catholics, the very title of the film is a lie. Bergoglio is anything but a man of his word. He took an oath to uphold the Catholic religion, but instead has promoted Marxism and heresy. Bergoglio is supposed to model Catholic virtues, but instead is complicit in paedophilia by his Newchurch clergy. Bergoglio is supposed to uphold Sacred Tradition, but instead has converted Newpapal ceremonial into a bad Protestant service, fully of vulgar tongues and vulgar music. Bergoglio is supposed to uphold Sacred Scripture, but has proposed changing the words of the Lord's Prayer.

Bergoglio a man of his word? We think not. This film is undoubtedly an attempt by the Newvatican Propaganda Machine to restore credibility to a man whose true anti-Catholic mind and character are finally becoming clear to the entire world after just five years. But the Bergoglian propaganda won't work. The genie is out of the bottle, and Bergoglio is on a fast slide down -- and out.

April 24, 2018 - St. Felis of Sigmaringen, Martyr
Double Feast

Research Study Shows that Traditional-style Churches
Are the Leading Factor in Converting Young People to Christianity

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
A Traditional Catholic Church

Before Newchurch Started Destroying Traditional Church Buildings
In 1964 in the Aftermath of the Vatican II Anti-council
Many Catholic Parishes Churches Looked like That Above
A Beautiful Little Romanesque Gem Built in 1954
Newchurch Has Destroyed Many of These Churches
In the Ensuing Fifty Years
Leaving Mostly Modernist Monstrosities
Now It Turns out that Young People
Are Not Attracted to the Modernistic Monstrosities
But to Traditional-style Catholic Churches
Most of Which Have by Now Been Destroyed
By the Newchurch of the New Order

A research study released on April 9, 2018, yielded the surprising result that the architecture of traditional churches is the leading factor that influences young people to convert to Christianity. The study surprised Newchurch leaders, who, ever since the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), have been dismantling traditional Catholic churches, including irreplaceable historic traditional churches, at an alarming rate. In many Newchurch dioceses in the United States, for example, half of the traditional churches have been closed in order to garner money to pay off lawsuits against the Newdioceses by child victims of paedophile presbyters and Newbishops.

Thirteen per cent of teenagers who decided to convert to Christianity did so because of their experience visiting a traditional church. This rate of conversion exceeded those produced by youth groups, attending weddings, and speaking with Christians. The study's finding confirms the results of the Gallup study, issued on April 13, 2018, that found Newchurch attendence taking a steep decline under the Ultra-modernist regime of Francis-Bergoglio: a drop of six percent in just five years. If the churches that young people want to attend are being destroyed by Newchurch, it is no wonder that fewer and fewer people want to be associated with Newchurch.

Of the classic triad -- goodness, truth, and beauty --, goodness shows us the moral right, truth shows us doctrinal right, and beauty attracts us to goodness and truth. Instead, Newchurch has done just the opposite. It has destroyed the most beautiful traditional churches and allowed Modernist monstrosities to remain. It has replaced the beauty of the immemorial Catholic and Apostolic language, Latin, with the cacophony of modern vulgar tongues, even at Newpapal ceremonies. It has replaced the beauty of the Sacred Chant, Catholicism's own proper music, with Kumbaya and vulgar modern hymns, many of them Protestant in origin. It has replaced beautiful sacred vestments with tawdry wash-and-wear panchos. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by California Catholic.]

True Catholics, the research group discovered why, among Newchurch youth, there was a desire to embrace not the New Order, but the rich traditional Catholic history, relics, Saints, the Traditional Latin Mass (not the "New Mess" of 1969 or the "Half New Mess" of 1962 (erroneously called "Extraordinary"), and traditionally-architected churches, chapels, and oratories. As usual, the Newchurch of the New Order, founded in 1964 by the Vatican II Anti-council to replace the Catholic Church, is marching in exactly the wrong direction, not only from God but also from the yearning of Catholic youth.

April 23, 2018 - St. George, Martyr
Semidouble Feast

Francis-Bergoglio Plays God
Tells Boy that His Dead Atheist Father Is in Heaven

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

Francis-Bergoglio Plays God to a Group of Children
At San Paolo della Croce Newparish outside Rome
He Tells a Boy that His Dead Atheist Father Is in Heaven
Because He Was a "Good Man" and Would Be "Welcomed by God"
He Then Proceeded to Proclaim the Statement Publicly
To the Crowd Standing Around
The Boy Was Smarter than the Newpope
As His Question Indicated that the Answer Could Well Be Different
Bergoglio Made No Attempt in a Compassionate, but Honest Way
To Instruct the Boy in the Catholic Faith

All the world knows that Francis-Bergoglio is a prideful Narcissist. Now he seems to think that he is God Almighty.

On April 19, 2018, during a visit to San Paolo della Croce Newparish in Corviale, a suburb of Rome, a boy asked Bergoglio whether his recently-deceased atheist father was in Heaven. Bergoglio decided to blaspheme and not only to tell the boy essentially that his atheist father was in Heaven because he was a "good man" and would be "welcomed by God," even though "he hadn't believed in God," but also to proclaim the statement publicly to the crowd standing around.

Apparently, the boy knew that the answer could well be different, as he asked the question in the first place. Francis-Bergoglio could have, in a compassionate, but honest way, instructed the boy in the Catholic Faith and used his father's death as a way to encourage the boy to live his life as a true Catholic. The Marxist Newpope, of course, didn't do that. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Reporter.]

True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio, in addition to his many heresies and schisms, is now an outright blasphemer. How can any Newchurcher, let alone a pseudo-traditionalist, take any position on such a man except to shun him and his teachings completely. To use the words of Scripture: "He hath blasphemed; what further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard the blasphemy" (Matthew 26:65/DRV).

April 22, 2018 - Third Sunday after Easter
Semidouble Sunday

A Reader Asks: "Is there Any Truth to Newcardinal Burke's
Potential Excommunication by Francis-Bergoglio?"

From: Ruth
Ray Burke

Pseudo-traditionalist/Modernist Newcardinal Ray Burke
Wigs out Again (Just Look at the Eyes!)
Burke Now "Envisions Excommunication" by Francis-Bergoglio
Who in Fact Just Appointed Him to Bergoglio's Own Supreme Court
Burke Is No "Traditionalist," but a Fraud
Who Has Embraced the New Order, Persecuted Traditional Catholics
Consecrated a "Transgender" Novus Ordo Nun
And Wears Novus Ordo Get-up
For His Phony Novus Ordo Protestantized Services

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

Newcardinal Ray Burke says that he has "envisioned the consequences" of resisting the heretic Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, including excommunication. He has even placed himself in the ranks of St. Athanasius and Archbishop Lefebfvre. Is there any truth to Burke's potential excommunication by Francis-Bergoglio?

The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.

We TRADITIO Fathers have written many times in our Daily Commentaries about Burke. He is a fraud, who has had no problem identifying with the heretical Newchurch of the New Order and the Vatican II Anti-council when he was able to get power and money from it. He consecrated a "transgender" nun in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He persecuted semi-traditionalists in St. Louis, Missouri. We have posted photographs of him in his Novus Ordo get-up. Even now he is serving openly on Francis-Bergoglio's supreme court, which recently went soft on the Newarchbishop of Guam, who had been tried on charges of sodomy, even against his own nephew.

Like Benedict-Ratzinger,the leader of the heretical Modernists at Vatican II, who, to this day, remains a vocal Modernist, some "vipers," as St. John the Baptist called the leaders of the Church of his time, disguise themselves with a veneer of "traditionalism," when it suits their personal ambitions. Burke is trying to develop a following of pseudo-tradtionalists now that he has been relegated to the dustbin in Newchurch.

For Ray "Bully" Burke to join his name in the same breath as the Great St. Athanasius, Defensor Fidei, and traditional Archbishop Lefebvre, whom Burke himself persecuted as a Newchurch bishop, is tantamount to blasphemy and is historical revision to an appalling degree. Does the hypocrisy of these Newchurch leaders never end?

April 21, 2018 - St. Anselm, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor
Double Feast

The Abdicated Ex-Newpope and Modernist Leader Benedict-Ratzinger
Supports the Invalid Novus Ordo Mess on His 91st Birthday

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Benedict-Ratzinger & Georg Ratzinger

Benedict-Ratzinger Looks Gaunt on His 91st Birthday
The Ex-Newpope Remains under Virtual House Arrest
In the Vatican Gardens under the Nose of Francis-Bergoglio
Since His Abdication from the Newpapacy in 2013
Forced upon Him because of His Scandalous Complicity in Paedophilia

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.

April 20, 2018 - Within the Octave of the Solemnity of St. Joseph
Semidouble Feast

A Reader Asks: "Aren't Pseudo-traditional Priests and Rites
Better than Completely Non-traditional Ones?" -- Not on Your Life!

From: Neil
Pseudo-traditional Mess

An Invalid Pseudo-traditional New Latin Mess of 1962
Because Using Invalid Presbyters, Who Are Not Ordained
This Mess Is Associated with the Newchurch of the New Order
Which since 1968 Newchurch Has Voided the Sacrament of Holy Orders
These Half New Order Latin Messes Are the Same as Having
A Protestant Minister Simulating a Pseudo-traditional Service --
Not a Mass at All!

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.

April 19, 2018 - Within the Octave of the Solemnity of St. Joseph
Semidouble Feast

Francis-Bergoglio Shuts down a Second "Traditionalist" Order
By His Decree the Priestly Fraternity of the Holy Apostles Is Dissolved

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

New Latin Messes ("Extraordinary") of 1962 Have Been Shut Down
At St. Catherine's (Supra) and St. Joseph's Churches in Brussels, Belgium
Under Signature and Seal of Francis-Bergoglio
Who Has Also Dissolved the "Traditionalist" (Indult) Order
Of the Priestly Society of the Holy Apostles
This Is the Second "Traditionalist" Order Suspended or Dissolved
By Bergoglio, Who Is Engaged in a Purge of Such Orders
Within the Newchurch of the New Order
These Newchurch Pseudo-traditionalist Orders in Newchurch
In Reality Do Not Have Valid Masses or Priests

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!


A Reader Asks: "How Do I Dispose of a Blasphemous
Novus Ordo 'Bent' Crucifix Newrosary from Newrome?"

From: Joan
JPII-Wojtyla & 'Bent' Crucifix  Benedict-Ratzinger & 'Bent' Crucifix

"Unsaint" JPII-Wojtyla (Left) and Ex-Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger
No "Traditionalists" They, Brandish the "Bent" Crucifix
The Hallmark of the New Order
Also Known as the "Twisted Serpent" Crucifix
Which Has Associations with Satanism
And Sources in Heretical Protestantism
Both Newpopes, together with Francis-Bergoglio
Have Been Complicit in Paedophilia within Newchurch
Newrome Is Disseminating These Blasphemous Crucifixes
Throughout the World on Newrosaries
As Part of Its Campaign to Destroy True Catholicism

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."

April 17, 2018 - St. Anicetus, Pope & Martyr
Simple Feast

Newchurch Attendance Drops 6 per Cent under Francis-Bergoglio
The Sharpest Drop in Recent Decades, Reports Gallup

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Empty Novus Ordo Temple

A Lay Lector Reads to a Congregation of One
In a Novus Ordo Temple
The Latest Gallup Report
Shows that Attendance at the Novus Ordo
Has Sunk Precipitously under Francis-Bergoglio
Newchurchers View Bergoglio as "Too Liberal" and "Naive"
And a "Major Change for the Worse"
The percentage of Newchurchers Who Disapprove of Bergoglio
Has More than Doubled from 2014 to 2018
Accordingly, the "Francis Effect"
Is Now Being Redefined as a Negative

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 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.

April 16, 2018 - Ferial Day

Francis-Bergoglio Admits His "Grave Errors" of Paedophilia
But Still Tries to Excuse Himself for Appointing Paedophile Newbishop Barros

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

Francis-Bergoglio Has Now Admitted
That He Has Committed "Grave Errors" in Paedophilia
He Has Admitted that He Knew that His Appointee
As Newbishop of Osorno, Chile, Juan Barros
Had Stood by Watching
While Chile's Most Notorious Paedophile Presbyter
Sexually Assaulted a Child
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

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).

April 15, 2018 - Second Sunday after Easter
Semidouble Sunday

A Reader Asks: "Why Does the Easter Vigil Mass
Traditionally Begin at Noon on Holy Saturday?"

From: Rob
Easter Vigil Mass

Traditionally, the Easter Vigil Mass
Has Begun at Noon on Holy Saturday
Originally, the Vigil Lasted for 24 Hours
From Midnight on Good Friday
But Catholics Became Lazy
In 1956 a Protestantized Rite
Was Introduced by the Revolutionaries
That Was Not Officially Approved by Pope Pius XII
Shockingly, Some Sites that Call Themselves Traditional
Use the 1956 Half Novus Ordo Form
For the Most Sacred Rites of Holy Week

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.

April 14, 2018 - St. Justin, Martyr
Double Feast

"Divine Mercy" Sunday Attendance Way Down at St. Peter's
As a Newchurch Bishop Calls for a Conclave to Depose Francis-Bergoglio

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
St. Peter's Piazza

Newchurchers' Turnout for Francis-Bergoglio's
"Divine Mercy" Sunday on April 8, 2018
Was Even Lower than That
For His Novus Ordo Easter Service the Week Before
"Divine Mercy" Sunday, Based upon Falsified Documents
And the Vatican II Anti-council's Heresies
Of Oecumenism and Universal Salvation
Couldn't Fill up St. Peter's Piazza
Even to Bernini's Fountain

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.

April 13, 2018 - St. Heremegild, Martyr
Semi-double Feast

Rome Conference Virtually Calls Francis-Bergoglio a Heretic
Because He Has Not Recanted His Heresies in over 18 Months

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Rome Conference

Where Have All the True Catholics Gone?
They Certainly Weren't at the Rome Conference 2018
Inspired by the Late Carlo Caffarra
One of the "Dubia" Newcardinals
Who Questioned Francis-Bergoglio's Heretical Teachings
All of the Participants at the Conference
Themselves Embrace Other Heresies
Of the Newchurch of the New Order
Including Those of the Vatican II Anti-council

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:

  1. the indissolubility of marriage
  2. adultery
  3. the question of a defective subjective conscience
  4. absolute moral norms
  5. the need of a firm intention to change one's way of life in order to receive a valid sacramental absolution
    (in spite of the fact that since 1973 Newchurch has not had a valid sacrament of Penance, but only a Protestantized Rite of Reconciliation)
  6. the fact that "remarried divorcees" who do not intend to live in continence may not receive the (invalid) Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid

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.

April 12, 2018 - Ferial Day

Francis-Bergoglio's Latest Document Quotes Heretics
And Takes Aim against Traditional Catholics

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Apostolic Exhortation

Francis-Bergoglio's So-called "Apostolic Exhortation"
Blasphemously Issued on the Feast of the Annunciation
Of the Blessed Virgin Mary Herself
In It He Takes Aim against Traditional Catholicism
Chastises Following Catholic Doctrine
And Denounces the Widespread Demand
For the Traditional Roman Liturgy and Valid Catholic Priests
The Exhortation Bespeaks of a Schizophrenic
Now Besieged on All Sides by Newchurchers
Even Questioning the Validity of His Newpapacy

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.

April 11, 2018 - St. Leo I, Pope, Confessor & Doctor
Double Feast

Newchurch Shut up the Voices of Pseudo-traditionalist Youth
Their Call for a More Traditional "Liturgy" Was Purged from the Pre-synodal Document

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Newchurch Synod

The Newchurch of the New Order Has Given Up
On Infrequent Councils and Substituted Archeretic Martin Luther's Idea
Of Frequent Protestantized Synods, Like that Pictured Above
The Upcoming 2018 Synod on Youth Is Being Engineered
To Exclude All Conservative Subjects
As Francis-Bergoglio Is on a Tear to Purge Newchurch Entirely
Of Sacred Scripture and Tradition
A Large Segment of Youth Indicated a Preference against the Novus Ordo
But Their Subjects Were Entirely Omitted from the Pre-synodal Document

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.

April 10, 2018 - Ferial Day

A Reader Asks: "Is It Really True
That Shakespeare Was a Catholic?"

From: Joseph
William Shakespeare

The English Language's Greatest Playwright
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
So Mounting Historical Evidence Shows
Was Probably a Catholic His Entire Lifetime
His Mother's Family Was Recusant
A Term Used to Describe Catholics Who Refused to Follow
The Heretical Protestant Regimes
Established by the Excommunicates Henry VIII and Elizabeth I
Pope St. Pius V Decreed that Catholics Could Not Cooperate
With Those Regimes, Equivalent to Newchurch in Our Times

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.


Byzantine Catholic Patriarch Excommunicates Francis-Bergoglio
For Heresy and Forbids Clergy to Mention Bergoglio's Name at Mass

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Byzantine Catholic Patriarch Elijah

Byzantine Catholic Patriarch Elijah
Excommunicated Francis-Bergoglio on Ash Wednesday 2018
On Charges of Obstinate Heresy, Apostasy
And Rejection of the Divine Natural Law
After Several Admonishments Required by Christ in Scripture
Because Bergoglio Has Nevertheless Continued
To Cause Extreme Offense
To Believers of the Roman Catholic Church
Priests and Bishops Have Been Forbidden
To Mention Bergoglio at Holy Mass

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:

  1. denial of the moral norms of Matrimony by promoting divorce and bigamy
  2. promotion of condemned Syncretism, also known as false "Oecumenism"
  3. promotion of infidel Mohammedanism and the dechristianization of Europe
  4. promotion of homosexuality and other sexual deviations, which is contrary to the teaching of the Scriptures and Tradition

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.

April 8, 2018 - White Sunday - Octave Day of Easter (Quasimodo Sunday, Low Sunday)
NOT the False "Divine Mercy" Sunday, Fabricate by Newchurch
Greater Double Feast

Traditional Catholics Reject "Divine Mercy" Sunday
Fabricated by a Cult of Heretical "Oecumenists"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Faustina Kowalska

A Private Devotion of One Sister Faustina Kowalska
Has Been Turned by the Newchurch of the New Order
Into the Feast of "Divine Mercy"
Reeking of the Vatican II Heresy of Oecumenism:
"We All Worship the Same God," "All Religions Are Equal"
Is It Any Wonder that the "Divine Mercy" Cult in Newchurch
Has Overtaken the Great Feast of Our Lord's Resurrection
And Is Pushed in Its Invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Mess?

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?

April 7, 2018 - Easter Saturday
Semidouble Feast

Newvatican Lied about the Death of JPII-Wojtyla
He Actually Died on April Fool's Day 2005, not on Phony "Divine Mercy" Sunday

From: Alex
JPII-Wojtyla's Tombstone

JPII-Wojtyla's Tombstone Bearing the Fake
Death Date of April 2, 2005
Whereas Wojtyla Actually Died on April Fool's Day
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" on April 2
Which Was Fabricated by Newchurch
To Suppress Catholic Teaching on Sin and Divine Justice

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."

April 6, 2018 - Easter Friday
Semidouble Feast

St. Peter's Piazza Half Empty for Easter 2018
As Newchurchers Spurn the "Heretic Pope" Francis-Bergoglio

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
 St. Peter's Piazza Pius XII  St. Peter's Piazza 2018 Francis-Bergoglio

Where Did All the Newchurchers Go for Easter?
Francis-Bergoglio (Right) Couldn't even Fill the Piazza to the Obelisk
Pope Pius XII (Left) Filled St. Peter's Piazza Well beyond Nero's Obelisk
Bergoglio's Newchurch Ceremonies Have Become So Vulgar
That the Crowds Who Used to Jam St. Peter's Piazza on Easter
Have Largely Disappeared, Leaving Newchurch Strapped for Money
This Year there Was a Double Whammy
As Bergoglio's Interview Denying Hell Was Published on Good Friday
To the Outrage of Even His Own Newchurchers

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?

April 5, 2018 - Easter Thursday
Semidouble Feast

The Ceiling of St. Peter's Collapsed
Just Hours after Francis-Bergoglio Denied the Dogma of the Existence of Hell

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
St. Peter's Damage

Part of the Ceiling of St. Peter's Archbasilica in Rome
Collapsed and Rained down Stones on Newchurchers and Others Below
Just after Francis-Bergoglio's Heretical Statement
That Hell Does Not Exist Was Published
Bergoglio, Who Had Already Made Heretical Statements
Was Confirmed as a Heretic by His Statement on Hell
Carried around a World Incredulous
That a Purported Pope Would Say Such Thing
The Doctrine on Hell Is Found over 100 Times in the Bible
And Is a De Fide Dogma of the Church
Meaning that Anyone -- including a Pope
Who Denies the Teaching Is a Heretic

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.

April 4, 2018 - Easter Wednesday
Semidouble Feast

Francis-Bergoglio Proclaims Overt Heresy
Hell Does Not Exist, He Says; the Condemned just "Disappear"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Michaelangelo's 'Last Judgment'

Michelangelo's "Last Judgment"
Dominates the Papal Altar of the Sistine Chapel
Yet the Marxist Heretic Newpope Francis-Bergoglio
Has Openly Stated that Hell Does Not Exist
And Condemned Souls Are Not Consigned There
Those Newchurchers Who Have Not Yet Been Convinced
That Bergoglio Is Not a Heretic from the Catholic Faith
Can Deny His Overt Heresy No Longer

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.


Francis-Bergoglio Places a False Feast on Pentecost Monday
Sacred Tradition Prohibits Other Feasts from Being Placed on Such a Sacrosanct Day

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Prosper Gueranger

The Great Benedictine Liturgical Expert of the 19th century
Dom Prosper Gueranger, in His Authoritative
Fifteen-volume Series The Liturgical Year
Put the Lie to Francis-Bergoglio's
Placement of a False Feast of "Mary, Mother of the Church"
On Pentecost Monday
The Sacred Tradition of the Church Prohibits Any Feasts
From Being Placed on Such a Sacrosanct Day

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.


A Reader Asks: Is It Really True that the Jews
Had to Turn to the Roman Authorities for an Execution?"

From: Austin
Christ before Pilate

"Christ before Pilate" by English Artist William Hole (1846-1917)
The Evidence of Roman History Does Indicate
That It Was the Roman Procurator Who Had the Responsibility
Over Executions in the Province
It Is Remarkable How Considerate Pilate Was of Christ
Given the Fact that the Latter Was Not a Roman Citizen

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.

Double Feast of the First Class

The days of violet are gone. The voices of the Old Testament prophets Isaias and Jeremias are stilled. The Alleluias and Glorias that have been missing since Septuagesima return once more, in profusion. "Hence it is that at the Gloria today the bells are rung, the organ peals forth, the statues and pictures are uncovered, and a few moments afterward the glad Alleluias, silenced for nine weeks past, are heard again in jubilant tones, soaring in their triple repetition higher and higher until they seem to mingle with the songs of the angels in heaven." As the great drama of our redemption draws to an end, let us join in the joy of Holy Mother Church today as she specially sets before us after Communion the great psalm of praise to our risen Lord: "Praise the Lord, all ye nations; praise him, all ye people. For his mercy is confirmed upon us; and the truth of the Lord remaineth forever" (Psalms 116:1-2/DRV). Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Gregorian Chant of Easter Sunday
Johann Sebastian Bach's Easter Oratorio [BWV 249]
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).

Omnibus Lectoribus Internexus TRADITIONIS

Ex: Reverendis Patribus Internexus TRADITIONIS
Resurrexi Chant

Introitus Cantandus in Dominica Resurrectionis

"Resurrexi, et adhuc tecum sum, alleluia"


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