April 2019

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The TRADITIO Network recommends the Gregorian chant recordings of the St. John Schola, which is recording a CD series consisting of live recordings of the type of chant pieces that may be used at traditional churches and chapels. It makes no pretense to being professional, but to what is achievable, with a little work, by the average small lay choir. The hope is that this series will serve as a practical guide for the wider use of Gregorian chant in the traditional Roman Catholic liturgy. For ordering and descriptive information on the CD series, click on A Traditional Chapel Sings Gregorian Chant. This month's featured Gregorian Chant CD is: 4TH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER (VOLUME VI).

St. John Schola Volume IV


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Solemn Rites of Holy Week and Easter

St. John Schola Volume IX
It is most unfortunate that many traditional Catholics do not have access to the Solemn Rites of Holy Week and Easter in the fully-traditional rites before they were "modernized" in 1956. Even some of the so-called "traditional" groups scandalously use the "modernized" version instead of the traditional rites going back to the early Church. Fortunately, the St. John Schola has made available to the traditional Catholic faithful these significant rites on CD. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Gregorian Chant department for Volume IX of that Gregorian schola's recordings of Holy Week and Easter. For you traditional Catholics who do not have the opportunity to attend these singular rites in person, at least you can participate in them spiritually through these recordings. Do not lose the opportunity. These rites are an essential part of your traditional Catholic Faith.

The Sacred Triduum

These three days -- Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday -- are the most sacred in the entire liturgical year. For this 72-hour period, the Church, and we, meditate upon the truths most central to our Roman Catholic Faith: the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Our Lord. The drama of these days is transfixing as we hear the various Evangelists' versions of the treachery of the Church establishment (Annas, Caiphas, the Sanhedrin), the abandonment of Christ by the first pope (the three denials of Peter) and the Apostles, the Faith beginning to touch the Gentiles (Pontius Pilate, the centurion Longinus), and the small number who stood by Christ in the end (the Marys and St. John). The liturgy of these days is the most ancient in the Church. Much is preserved from the very time of the Apostles, including the use of Greek in the Good Friday service. Up until a few hundred years ago, these were Holydays of Obligation, and no Catholic would think to miss them. Traditional Catholics should make even heroic efforts to be present at these solemn rites of Holy Week, in their traditional Catholic Latin form, the ancient form that existed before 1956. Those who do not have access to the traditional Latin rites should take ample time during this period to read the solemn rites in their missals, listen to the marvelous chant appointed for these days available on recordings, perform the Via Crucis, read the Passions in Scripture, review the Imitation of Christ, and engage in other such practices.

April 30, 2019 - St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin
Double Feast

Yet Another Newbishop Bans the Latin "Mess of 1962"
Because It Drew Too Many Young People

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

The "Sly Fox," Ex-Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger
As Our Lord Called the Equally Corrupt Herod Antipas
Left a Loophole in His 2011 Universae Ecclesiae
Which Allows the Local Newbishop to Shut Down
Any Half New Order Vatican II Latin Mess of 1962
That is Why Neocon Newchurchers Are Daft
If They Think that They Have a Right to the Corrupt 1962 Mess
Which Is Most Certainly Not the Traditional Latin Mass

On April 23, 2019, Newbishop Antonio Napolioni, of Cremona, ordered a presbyter to cease simulating the Latin Mess of 1962, aka erroneously as the "Extraordinary Mess" or the "New Latin Mess," because it drew too many young people, aged 20-35. In doing so, he was upholding a ten-year on the 1962 Mess begun by his predecessor, Dante Lafranconi. Franconi had called this Mess "disharmonious" and "threatening ecclesial communion." Napolioni claims that he has the backing of Francis-Bergoglio for his ban. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News..]

True Catholics, Neocon Newchurchers forgot that Benedict Ratzinger's 2011 Universae Ecclesiae deliberately contained a loophole to let Newchurch bishops suppress even this Half New Order Vatican II Mess. It provides that the local Newbishop is the "moderator of the liturgy" within his own Newdiocese. Thus, he can by force majure shut down any 1962 Messes in his Newdiocese. Newrome is its usual deceitful self, speaking with forked tongue. That is why Neocon Newchurchers are daft if they think that they have a "right," even to the corrupt 1962 Mess, which is most certainly not the Traditional Latin Mass.

(Transferred from April 25, 2019, Which Fell This Year within the Octave of Easter)

Notre Dame Cathedral to Be Rebuilt with an Islamic Minaret?
Francis-Bergoglio and Emmanuel Macron Have Advocated Blending Christianity and Islam

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Catholic Notre Dame Chrisislamic Notre Dame

The Original, Traditional Notre Dame Cathedral of 1160
Left: The Cathedral as Gutted in the Conflagration of April 15, 2019
Its 90-metre High Spired Had Toppled in the Fire
By the Time This Photograph Was Taken
Right: An Artist's Sketch of a Proposed New Notre Dame
With Islamic Minaret Added to the Originally Catholic Structure
It Is Francis-Bergoglio's "Equality" Covenant with Islam
And Vatican II's "Oecumenical" Heresy
That Have Led to This Nadir

The fire that consumed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Francis, has opened to the Revolutionaries the possibility of rebuilding the traditional structure with significant Modernist modifications. French President Emmanuel Macron went back on his promise faithfully to restore the cathedral as it existed before the fire and now states that Notre Dame should be rebuilt "consistent with the modern, diverse France." In accordance with this new "diversity," architects are suggesting that the original Catholic spire be replaced by an Islamic minaret. Minarets are towers included in infidel mosques, from which the caterwauling Islamic call to worship are screamed five times a day over booming loudspeakers.

The April 15, 2019, fire that consumed the 100-metre-long roof of Notre Dame toppled its iconic spire, which rose some 90 metres above ground. The French government has already announced an international competition to resign Notre Dame's spire, apparently into a Chrisislamic conglomeration. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Voice of Europe.]

True Catholics, on February 4, 2019, Francis-Bergoglio signed a covenant with Islam, in which he accepted the equality of Newchurch and Islam. It is this kind of heresy on his part that will allow France and Newrome to "modernize" and "oecumenize" the eight-century old traditional structure. It is exactly the same Modernist technique used at the Vatican II Anti-council to destroy the Catholic Church as the "institutional Church" and replace it with the Protestantized Newchurch of the New Order.

April 28, 2019 - Sunday in White on the Octave of Easter / Low Sunday / Quasimodo Sunday
NOT the False "Divine Mercy" Sunday, Fabricated 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 as the "institutional 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 and its Newpopes push this heretical cult of "Divine Mercy" in its Protestant-Masonic-Pagan invalid Mess?

April 27, 2019 - Ember Saturday
Semidouble Feast

Francis-Bergoglio Signs Covenant with Islamic Infidels
One Month Later Christian Churches Are Massively Bombed in Sri Lanka

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Francis-Bergoglio &  Grand Imam of al-Azhar

Francis-Bergoglio Gives the Kissy-kissy
To the Grand Imam of al-Azhar
On February 4, 2019, in Saudi Arabia
So This Is the Result of Bergoglio's Sellout
In the Covenant Signed, Bergoglio Openly Declares
The Oecumenical Heresy
That God Willed the "Diversity of Religions"
So, for the Marxist-Modernist Bergoglio
The Religion of a True Catholic
And an Elephant-worshipping Hindu Are Equally Valid

It was only on February 4, 2019, that Francis-Bergoglio in the Middle East signed a covenant with Islam, "hand in hand in a symbol of interfaith brotherhood.” Bergoglio signed the covenant "in front of a global audience of religious leaders from Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and other faiths." The covenant called for "peace between nations, religions, and races." In the Covenant, the word “God” is used over and over to include both God and "Allah." It is interesting that Newcardinal Theodore McCarrick, now deposed for rampant paedophilia for decades, did the same thing at a commencement ceremony at the Newchurch's George Washington University in the U.S. capital city.

After Francis-Bergoglio's sellout to infidel Islam, it took only a little more than a month for Islamic terrorists to murder 300 and injure 500 in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) on Easter Day, April 21, 2019. The attacks were directed at Christian churches, many of them Bergoglio's Newchurches. One Christian-hating British journalist told readers: "Don't send your prayers." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Guardian.]

True Catholics, this is result of Francis-Bergoglio's sellout covenant with the Islamic terrorists. In the Covenant, Bergoglio openly declares the heresy that God willed the "diversity of religions." That statement partakes of the Oecumenical Heresy that "all religions are equally" and "we all worship the same god." So the religion of a true Catholic and an elephant-worshipping Hindu are equally valid. Bergoglio thinks that he can deal with the Islamists by selling out to them. Bergoglio is acting like a child. He has forgotten the sage warning of the Roman philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero: "To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child." Has he never heard of what happened to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in 1938, when he sold Britain out to Adolph Hitler in the Anglo-German Agreement?

April 26, 2019 - Easter Friday
Semidouble Feast

A Reader Asks: "Why Do the Eastern Orthodox Celebrate Easter
One Week Later than Roman Catholics in 2019?

From: Mark
Inter Gravissimas

Pope Gregory XIII's 1582 Decree, Inter Gravissimas
By Which the Catholic World Ceased Using the Julian Calendar
And Adopted What Is Now Called the Gregorian Calendar
Which Corrected the Slight Error that Remained
In Julius Caesar's Reformed Calendar
Still Today Some Eastern Orthodox Sects
Retain the Julian Calendar for Religious Purposes
Thus the Difference in the Date of Easter Celebrated by Them

Why do the Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter one week later than Roman Catholics? For example, the Catholics celebrate Easter in 2019 on April 21, whereas some Eastern Orthodox sects celebrate Easter on April 28.


It is a matter of the calendar used. Up until the 16th century, all Christians used the Julian calendar, promulgated by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. to correct the woefully deficient Old Roman calendar. By the time of Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585), however, the slight error that remained in the Julian calendar had accumulated to some ten days by 1582, when Pope Gregory introduced what is now called the Gregorian calendar into the Church. This charge also altered the calculation of the lunar cycle used to calculate the date of Easter, returning it to the method used in the early Church.

Although Catholic countries immediately adopted the Gregorian calendar, it took the next three centuries for most of the rest of the world to do so. However, some of the Eastern Orthodox sects still retain the Julian calendar for religious purposes. Thus the difference in the date of Easter celebrated by them.

Unbeknownst to virtually all Catholics, this new calculation is actually described in detail in the Missale Romanum published after the Council of Trent in the late 16th century, in the section "De Anno et Eius Partibus." Next Sunday ask your traditional priest to show you this historic section in the altar missal.

Also unbeknownst to virtually all Catholics is a little-known Appendix to the Vatican II Anti-council's Sacrosanctum concilium (Constitution the Sacred Liturgy), entitled "A Declaration of the Second Oecumenical Council of the Vatican on Revision of the Calendar," in which the Anti-council says that it is willing to have a "New Calendar," with a fixed Sunday for Easter rather than the Sunday calculated from ancient times in the Catholic Church.

April 25, 2019 - Easter Thursday - The Greater Litanies
Semidouble Feast

A Reader Asks: "Have You Heard of the 'Drops of Blood' Devotion
That Promises a Shortcut to Heaven?"

From: Lisa
Drop of Blood

What Are We to Think of the "Promises"
For the "Drops of the Blood of Christ" Devotion?
There Seems to Be No End to the Number of Such "Promises
As a "Shortcut" to Heaven
Such "Promises" Are Not a Matter of Doctrine
Not even a Legitimate Pope Can Add to the Deposit of Faith
Which Comes to Us only from Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition
In Catholic Moral Theology, We Are Bound to Avoid Superstition

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

Recently I heard of a devotion to Christ's "28,430 drops of blood lost during the Passion," which promises Heaven to anyone who says three Paters, three Aves, and three Glorias a day for three years. The individual would be considered a "martyr," and the "promise" purported extends to relatives to the fourth generation.

What are we to think about the validity of such "promises"?

The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.

It seems that there is no end to the number of such "promises," promising this or that prayer as a "shortcut" to Heaven. First of all, be aware that none of such "promises" are doctrinal, but are at best pious beliefs with no ultimate certainty. Not even a legitimate pope can add to the Deposit of Faith, which comes to us only from Sacred Scripture (the Bible) and Sacred Tradition (the Apostles).

There is something crass about such "promises" of a "shortcut" to Heaven. There is no shortcut. The surest way to Heaven is to practice the true (traditional) Catholic faith devoutly, diligently to worship at the true Mass, to have recourse to the true Sacraments, and to practice the Christian moral and spiritual virtues in this life.

Daily prayer is, of course, very important, but there are many forms such prayer can take, and it is often best to vary one's prayer. The Divine Office is, of course, the highest of such prayers (and there are many more than three Paters, Aves, and Glorias in it anyway). Then there are other traditional prayers such as the Angelus, the Psalter, particularly the Gradual and Penitential Psalms, the Litanies, Office hymns and Gregorian chants (even Christ sang on the way to the Mount of Olives),

Another form of prayer, which many Catholics forget, is mediation, no more than thinking about God. One good way is to spend 10-15 minutes thinking about the Sunday Epistle and Gospel and considering things such as: What is God trying to tell us in this passage. What comes before and after it in the Scriptures (after all, the Epistles and Gospels are only excerpts)? What is the moral and spiritual meaning for me personally about what is being taught. It is useful to have a commentary to consult, such as Fr. George Haydock's commentary on the Douay-Rheims version.

The important thing is to pray regularly and devoutly. Avoid superstition and shortcuts. In the end, it all depends upon one's interior disposition, one's state of soul, and that is determined over a lifetime.

April 24, 2019 - Easter Wednesday
Semidouble Feast

A Reader Asks: "What Is It in the Latin 'Mess of 1962'
That Renders That Mess Impotent?"

From: Ronald

The Neo-Society of St. Pius X Is Walking Away
From Traditional Catholicism
In Order to Embrace the Heretical Newchurch of the New Order
Its Modernized "Mess of 1962" Seems just Like a Novus Ordo Mess
The "Mess of 1962" Is the Half Novus Ordo Mess
That Was Used at the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965)
It Is Already Half Way to the Full-blown
Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order Mess of 1969
Also Fabricated by the Freemason Presbyter Hannibal Bugnini

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

I have been going to a 1962 Latin Mess at a Neo-Society of St. Pius X. church. There had been a Traditional Latin Mass there before, but when the Neo-SSPX took over after the traditional priest died, the Neo-SSPX started doing the 1962 Mess. Now the Neo-SSPX Mess seems just like a Novus Ordo Mess. Something changed when the Neo-SSPX took over and switched to the "modernized" 1962 Mess. Ever since, Neo-SSPX Messes seem drier and drier.

I am very upset with the Neo-SSPX now because many good people are struggling so hard to be good Catholics and are being led astray to who knows what end. What is it in the "Mess of 1962" that renders that Mass impotent? Is it the loss of the second Confiteor before Holy Communion is distributed?


The reason the "Mess of 1962" seems Novus Ordo is that it is! It is the Half Novus Ordo Mess that was used at the Vatican II Anti-council. It is already half way to the full-blown Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order Mess of 1969.

The changes in the "Mess of 1962" from the Traditional Latin Mass of 1950 and before goes far beyond the elimination of second Confiteor. It took a 203-page handbook to list and explain to priests at the time all of the changes being introduced. It includes the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Buginini's Protestantized version of the most sacred rites of Holy Week, which, in the traditional Catholic Latin rites go back to the early Church, in some cases using Greek.

By the way, it is the standard modus operandi of the Neo-SSPX to steal churches of independent traditional Catholic priests and then "modernize" the Mess at such sites. There is no surprise in this fact. The Neo-SSPX has for years after the death of Archbishop Lefebvre been acting as an agent for the heretical Newchurch that he rejected, introducing Protestant-style "modernized" worship instead of the traditional Catholic Mass and Divine Office. All true Catholics should stay completely away from these now-corrupted Neo-SSPX sites.


Newchurch Will Oversee the "Redesign" of Notre-Dame Cathedral
The Fire Has Opened the Possibility of Novus-Ordoizing the Structure

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Fatima Newshrine

The Oecumenical "Tennis Racket" Newshrine Monstrosity
With Which Newchurch Is Planning to Replace the Traditional Basilica
Of Our Lady of Fatima
Similarly, within a Week after the Virtual Destruction by Fire
Of the Historic Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France
Already Discussions Are under Way to "Redesign," not "Rebuild"
The Cathedral to "Modernized" New Order Specifications
Of the Barbarian New Order Sect

The latest news from France was not unexpected, at least to us TRADITIO Fathers. The people are expecting that the fire-devastated Notre-Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt. It appears, however, that the secular government of France and the anti-Catholic regime of Francis-Bergoglio are planning a "redesign," so that the cathedral will actually become a Newcathedral conforming to Novus Ordo standards. We doubt that those who have contributed over 1,000,000,000 U.S. dollars to the "rebuilding" fund had any idea that the 800-structure would be "redesigned" to look different, modernized. So we have yet another Newchurch fraud, in collaboration with French President Emmanuel Macron, an admitted Secularist.

In less than one week after the conflagration, France is openly discussing the "redesign" of the cathedral's historic spire, "endow[ing] Notre-Dame with a new spire that reflects the techniques and challenges of our era,” i.e., the New Order age. Discussions are now taking place about adapt[ing] the cathedral to the 21st century." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Reuters.]

True Catholics, we can now add to terroristic jihadists, virulently hostile secularist atheists, Satanists, and Antifa as suspects in potential arson, the Newchurch fanatics. The virtual destruction of the historic cathedral gives the New Order an opportunity to "modernize" the traditional Catholic structure into yet another product of the barbarian New Order sect. So, don't even think of contributing to the "rebuilding." You may be contributing to yet another New Order monstrosity, like the oecumenical Newshrine planned for Fatima!


A Reader Asks: When Did Catholics Start using "Messiah"
Instead of the Traditional "Messias" for Christ?

From: Robert
Handel's Messiah

Newchurch Agrees with the Protestant King James Version
Used Also by the Protestant Composer Handel
In Substituting the Hebrew Transliteration "Messiah"
Instead of the Traditional Catholic Douay-Rheims Version's
Latin/Greek "Messias"
Newchurch Also Uses Other Jewish Transliterations
And Follows the Jewish-Protestant Numbering of the Psalms
That Is Why the Famous Psalm 22 (Dominus Regit Me)
Becomes, in the Newchurch/Protestant Numbering
Psalm 23 ("The Lord Is My Shepherd")

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

When did Catholics start using "Messiah" instead of the traditional "Messias" for Christ? Is this a translation issue?


"Messias" is a direct transliteration into Latin from the Greek Septuagint Bible, which is the version of the Old Testament scriptures actually quoted by the Evangelists in their Gospels and in the New Testament in general. "Messiah" is an attempt to represent (badly) the Hebrew form. Catholics have traditionally used the Latin/Greek form, as in the traditional Douay-Rheims version of the Bible.

Around the time of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), when Newchurch was fabricated to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church, Newchurch versions of the Bible started Judaizing, that is, abandoning traditional Catholic Latin/Greek and substituting Hebrew forms. Newchurch hates tradition and wants to do everything opposite to it.

At the same time, Newchurch stopped translating the Bible, but instead substituted paraphrases, in order that its heretical doctrines could easily be inserted directly into the "translations" of the Bible to appear to have more authority. Newchurch's New American Bible is an example of one of these corrupted paraphrased versions. Note that the designation "new" is almost invariably a giveaway that a book once Catholic is now filled with Newchurch heresies. Another example is the New Baltimore Catechism, which has been corrupted with Newchurch material.


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 TRADITIONIS

Ex: Reverendis Patribus TRADITIONIS
Resurrexi Chant

Introitus Cantandus in Dominica Resurrectionis

"Resurrexi, et adhuc tecum sum, alleluia"



Through these rites of Holy Saturday, historically and devotionally so gripping, from ancient ages the most solemn of all Vigils of the year, we see Our Lord revealed to us in specific ways, and we in turn are called upon to reflect Him in those ways in our own lives. Together, on this, the "Mother of All Holy Vigils," as St. Augustine calls it, we hear the Lessons that teach us the history of our Faith, the Old Law before the fulfillment of our redemption under the New. We come through the darkness of Our Lord's Passion and Death into the light, as together we now celebrate His glorious Resurrection.
Gregorian Chant of Holy Saturday
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's Music for Holy Saturday
Carlo Gesualdo's Responsoria for Holy Saturday Tenebrae
William Byrd: Music for Holy Saturday
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).

WARNING AGAINST THE CONCILIAR-BUGNINI FALSE NEW LATIN RITES OF 1962. The Modernist changes of 1956-1962 gutted the Traditional Latin Rites of this most holy week of the entire year. They were engineered by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, the Chief Architect of the Novus Ordo of 1969, and were never approved by Pope Pius XII in forma specifica. They were introduced by Bugnini as the opening salvo toward the completely-fabricated, invalid Novus Ordo of 1969.

Among the Modernisms introduced for Holy Saturday, making the "Motu" rite like the invalid Novus Ordo service, are: (1) eliminating two of the three ancient prayers blessing the new fire; (2) replacing the traditional ceremony for inscribing and blessing the Paschal candle with a new one, completely fabricated by the Modernists; (3) eliminating the ancient procession of the triple candle into the church while Lumen Christi was thrice invoked; (4) modifying the ancient Paschal Proclamation, the Exsultet; (5) eliminating eight of the twelve Old Testament prophecies foretelling the coming of Christ; (6) directing that the Collects be chanted at the sedilia rather than the altar, in the manner of the Novus Ordo "presider"; (7) dividing and partially eliminating the traditional Litany of the Saints; (8) introducing a spurious "Renewal of Baptismal Vows" in the vernacular, the first time that the vernacular is explicitly permitted as an integral part of a liturgical rite; (9) eliminating in their entirety from the Mass the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar and the Last Gospel, as does the Novus Ordo service; (10) moving the entire service to nighttime instead of before noon with the First Mass of Easter immediately following at noon, in contravention of the traditional principle that during Lent, in both Western and Eastern rites, there is a symbolic inversion of time as a consequence of the Fall, with the restoration of normality coming only with the victory of the Lord on Easter morning.

Nadal's Christus Descendens ad Inferos

What Transpired when Christ Descended into Limbo
On Holy Saturday

Who or What Burned down Notre-Dame Cathedral?
It Is Too Early to Write off This Disaster as an "Accident"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Notre-Dame High Altar before Fire Notre-Dame High Altar after Fire

Notre-Dame Cathedral's High Altar before the April 15, 2019, Fire (Left)
Notre-Dame Cathedral's High Altar before the April 15, 2019, Fire (Right)
The Pietà Scene of the Traditional High Altar Remained Virtually Unscathed
While the Phony Novus Ordo "Eucharistic Dinner Table" Was Destroyed
Was Providence Trying to Tell the World Something about True Catholicism?

Who or what burned down Notre-Dame Cathedral on April 15, 2019? The Macron government of France was quick to attribute the conflagration, before any investigation had even taken place, to an electrical power short during interior renovations. But welding was not involved because there were no metal supports in the cathedral. Moreover, there was no tinder in the wooden attic, just open space. Independent fire investigators have pointed to other anomalies.

During 2017-2019 dozens of (once) Catholic churches and cemeteries have been vandalized and even destroyed. In the past, French police have focused on groups that hate Christianity: terroristic jihadists, virulently hostile secularist atheists, Satanists, and Antifa. Such a group may be involved in the conflagration. Let's be honest: before a full and objective investigation is completed, it is too early to write off this disaster as an "accident."

True Catholics, if Providence played any role here, we should note that although the blasphemous Novus Ordo "eucharistic dinner table" was destroyed, the traditional Catholic high altar, with its beautiful Pietà scene and kneeling statues of Louis XIII and Louis XIV, was spared. Was Providence trying to teach the world something about true Catholicism?


There are few scenes liturgically more impressive than the appearance of the church at the beginning of the rites of Good Friday. The bare floor, the dismantled altar, the veiled crucifix, the unlighted candles. Then, when the procession of the celebrant in black vestments with servers has silently made its way to the sanctuary, the sudden prostration before the altar, where the celebrant annihilates himself in abject penitence -- all these are things that can hardly fail to produce an effect upon each one of us. Then follow the sorrowful lessons and tracts and the reading of the Passion of Our Lord, producing a sense of desolation that no other service in the liturgical year approaches. On this day the Church gives her churches an appearance of desolation and clothes her clergy in mourning. Today the Church, and we who enter the church, are in mourning because Our Lord has died to redeem us.
Gregorian Chant of Good Friday
Carlo Gesualdo's Responsoria for Good Friday Tenebrae
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's Music for Good Friday
Tommaso Luigi da Vittoria's Popule Meus
William Byrd: Music for Good Friday
Johann Sebastian Bach's Johannes Passion [BWV 245]
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).
WARNING AGAINST THE CONCILIAR-BUGNINI FALSE NEW LATIN RITES OF 1962. The Modernist changes of 1956-1962 gutted the Traditional Latin Rites of this most holy week of the entire year. They were engineered by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, the Chief Architect of the Novus Ordo of 1969, and were never approved by Pope Pius XII in forma specifica. They were introduced by Bugnini as the opening salvo toward the completely-fabricated, invalid Novus Ordo of 1969.

Among the Modernisms introduced for Good Friday, making the "Motu" rite like the invalid Novus Ordo service, are: (1) changing the one aliturgical day, on which no Mass was celebrated because "the Apostles hid themselves for fear of the Jews," into a full-scale communion service; (2) directing that the "presider" conduct the first part of the service from the sedilia rather than from the altar in Novus Ordo style; (3) directing that the Litanical Prayers be chanted from a book at the center of the altar in contravention of the Roman rite; (4) changing the litanical Prayer for Heretics and Schismatics into a "Prayer for the Unity of Christians"; (5) commanding that a genuflection be made in the litanical Prayer for the Jews, which was anciently omitted because the Jews genuflected to mock Christ during His Agony; (6) allowing the crucifix to be held up for a brief adoration, as in the Novus Ordo, rather than having the people approach the Communion rail to kiss it; (7) suppressing the Solemn Procession from the Repository with the Blessed Sacrament and the singing of the ancient hymn Vexilla Regis; (8) eliminating the offertory, incensation, and elevation of the Blessed Sacrament; (9) directing that the congregation recite the Pater Noster with the priest in Novus Ordo style; (10) allowing Communion to be received this day, which was anciently prohibited on Good Friday; (11) adding a responsorial psalm to the communion service in Novus Ordo fashion.

After the celebration of Good Friday at the University of Durham, England, one year, Rev. Dr. T.C.G. Glover, JCD, a former priest of the Roman Oratory, who continued to celebrate the Sacred Triduum in the traditional Roman form, not in the Conciliar-Bugnini "Motu/Extraordinary/1962+" false rites, was asked why he didn't celebrate the New Rite of Holy Week introduced into the New Order church by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini. His answer was pure Dr. Glover at his very best: "I would rather get drunk in a brothel than celebrate that crap."
Nadal's Post Erectam Crucem

What Transpired after the Erection of the Cross
Before Christ Gave up His Spirit
On Good Friday

Newchurchers Are So Angry after Attending the New Order Service
That They Take It out in Road Rage against Their "Brothers"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Newchurch

A San Diego, California, Newparish Has Now Admitted
That Its Congregation Members Become So Angry after Its New Order Mess
That They Leave in Anger and Commit Crimes of Road Rage
Even the Newparish's Own Presbyter-pastor Describes Them as "Bitter"
The New Order Mess, in Addition to Being Heretical, Blasphemous, Idolatrous
Invalid and Totally without Sacramental Grace
Makes Newchurchers Angry, and They Take Their Anger Out
Upon Their "Brothers" in Crimes of Road Rage
Thus, True Catholics Have Yet Another Reason to Shun Completely
The Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Mess

We traditional Catholics know that the New Order Mess is an heretical, blasphemous, idolatrous, and invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service totally without Sacramental grace, which must, according to Catholic doctrine, be shunned by true Catholics completely. But what happens to the Newchurchers, who don't? Now a Newparish presbyter-pastor has confessed the truth: Newchurchers go out and assault people with their cars!

The presbyter-pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Newchurch in San Diego, California, has reported that his congregation members become so angry after the New Order Mess that they leave in anger and commit crimes of road rage. The Newchurch as a result received many bad reviews on the major rating service Yelp. The presbyter-pastor described his congregation after the Novus Ordo Mess as "bitter" and showing the fact that they received no grace at the (invalid) New Order service. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the California Catholic.]

True Catholics, have you noticed how true Catholics leave the fully Traditional Latin Mass? They are happy, composed, and filled with the grace of a true Sacrament. Even secular psychological studies show that they live longer, healthier, and happier physical lives. Now we know that the invalid New Order service makes many Newchurchers angry, and they take out their anger out upon their "brothers" in crimes of road rage. Thus, we have yet another reason to shun completely the Novus Ordo service: you could wind up causing a serious traffic accident!


We have today to consider a great and awful mystery of betrayal. This betrayal is commemorated in the special Canon used only at this Mass of Maundy Thursday. Judas, one of the twelve chosen disciples of Our Lord, taught by Him for three years, confirmed in the faith by so many miracles, loaded with graces, becomes the tool of those who plot the death of Our Lord. He traitorously sells His Lord to the high priest for the ancient price of a slave, thirty Roman denarii. But Judas here is not only an historical figure of some 2000 years ago. He is spiritually each one of us, sinners, for whom Christ so grievously began His suffering and death this night. Let us consider the betrayal of Judas and what it forces us to confront in our own spiritual lives.
Gregorian Chant of Maundy Thursday
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's Music for Maundy Thursday
Carlo Gesualdo's Responsoria for Maundy Thursday Tenebrae
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).
WARNING AGAINST THE CONCILIAR-BUGNINI FALSE NEW LATIN RITES OF 1962. The Modernist changes of 1956-1962 gutted the Traditional Latin Rites of this most holy week of the entire year. They were engineered by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, the Chief Architect of the Novus Ordo of 1969, and were never approved by Pope Pius XII in forma specifica. They were introduced by Bugnini as the opening salvo toward the completely-fabricated, invalid Novus Ordo of 1969.

Among the Modernisms introduced for Maundy Thursday, making the "Motu" rite like the invalid Novus Ordo service, are: (1) cutting out the Credo and the Last Gospel; (2) adding a responsorial psalm to the communion service in Novus Ordo fashion; (3) importing the Maundy (washing of feet) into the Mass, as in the Novus Ordo; (4) directing that the Collect following the Maundy be chanted "facing the people," as in the Novus Ordo; (5) eliminating the adornment and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Repository; (6) the fabrication of a new "Chrism Mass," which separates the function of the blessing and consecration of the Sacred Oils for the Sacraments from the one Mass of Maundy Thursday.
Nadal's Sacratissimi Sacramenti

The Institution of the Blessed Sacrament
And of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
On Maundy Thursday

Did Francis-Bergoglio's Negligence Burn down Historic Notre-Dame Cathedral?
After All, the Marxist Newpope Has Been Demolishing Traditional Churches All over the World

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Notre-Dame Cathedral

Was Almighty God Giving the World a Prophetic Lesson
On What Its Neglect of the True Catholic Faith Portends
As the Crucifix atop Notre-Dame de Paris Topppled on April 15, 2019
In a Conflagration that Almost Completely Burned to the Ground
The Greatest Catholic Cathedral in the World for 800 Years
What the Atheists of the 18th-century French Revolution Could Not Do
It Remained to Francis-Bergoglio, Benedict-Ratzinger, and JPII-Wojtyla
To Do in Laying the Groundwork for the Destruction
Of Our Lady's Greatest Cathedral

Shortly after 16:00 UTC on Monday in Holy Week, April 15, 2019, Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, Francis, arguably the greatest cathedral in the world, was almost completely burned to the ground. Its construction from over 200,000 square metres of timber ensured that, once set aflame, it was impossible to stop the conflagration. Nevertheless, the French were not on their knees praying for God's mercy upon them. They were too busy playing with their cell phones.

Just a year ago, the TRADITIO Fathers warned in these Commentaries that neglect by Francis-Bergoglio and his Newchurch officials could lead to exactly this outcome. Newchurch has let Notre-Dame Cathedral fall into ruin. Bergoglio has been too busy spending Newchurch money on his new communications center and expensive foreign junkets for political causes to be bothered with preserving the traditional religious monuments of the Catholic Church, which the Marxist Newpope detests. After all, his regime and those of his predecessor Newpopes Benedict-Ratzinger and JPII-Wojtyla have been demolishing many historic, traditional Catholic churches all over the world.

Notre-Dame was one of the first Gothic cathedrals to use the flying buttress and stained-glass windows. The cathedral contained priceless Holy Relics, including the Crown of Thorns, a fragment of the True Cross, and one of the Holy Nails. Just as it has already destroyed so many Catholic edifices, Newchurch has allowed this mediaeval Catholic monument to Our Lady to fall into disrepair. Walls are chipping, stones are stapled together, Gothic gargoyles are replaced with plastic pipes, stone railings are replaced with wood, the famous flying buttresses are eroding. The whole cathedral was at risk of falling to ruin under the custody of Newchurch. And so it did.

True Catholics, Notre-Dame, once a traditional Catholic church, built from 1163 to 1260, since 1969 fell into the hands of the modern barbarians of the Newchurch of the New Order, founded during the Vatican II Anti-council in 1964. From 1969 the invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order Mess was simulated there, not the Traditional Catholic Mass as during the eight centuries preceding. Even during the French Revolution of the late eighteenth century, the atheistic revolutionaries did not commit such a sacrilege. It remained to Newpopes Francis-Bergoglio, Benedict-Ratzinger, and JPII-Wojtyla to lay the groundwork for the destruction of the greatest Catholic cathedral in the world.

April 17, 2019 - Wednesday in Holy Week - "Spy" Wednesday
Privileged Ferial Day

Today is known as "Spy Wednesday," in remembrance of the traitorous deed of Judas Iscariot. The Introit gives us a foretaste of what is to come after the passion and death of our Lord: "That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth" (Philippians 2:10/DRV). But immediately juxtaposed to this acknowledgment of divine glory is the other side of the equation. This is the refrain that will be repeated at every Hour of the Divine Office beginning tomorrow: "He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross" (Philippians 2:8/DRV).
Gregorian Chant of Wednesday of Holy Week
Johann Sebastian Bach's Lukas Passion [BWV 246]
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).

Chief Advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon
Turns Out to Be an Outspoken, Anti-Bergoglian Traditionalist Catholic

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Steven Bannon

Steve Bannon, U.S. President Trump's Former Chief Advisor
And Former Executive Chairman of Conservative Breitbart News
Standing in Front of Trevi Fountain in Rome
Bannon Turns out to Be an Outspoken Traditionalist Catholic
Who Would Rather Have a Few Traditional Catholic Churches
Than Thousands of Anti-Catholic Newchuches
He Says that He Does Not Mind Driving Two Hours
To Attend the Real, Traditional Latin Mass
Bannon Has Also Publicly Denounced Francis-Bergoglio
For His Lawless Migration Policy
And For His "Mismanagement" of Newchurch's
Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust

Steve Bannon, U.S. President Trump's former Chief Strategist and former Executive Chairman of conservative Breitbart News, has spoken like a traditional Catholic from the time that he entered the Trump campaign and administration. On April 12, 2019, even went so far as to say boldly: "In America I'm fine with having two or three parishes in each of the 50 states. In other words, I do not mind driving two hours to attend a "real" [Traditional] Latin Mass with all of its traditions, than having thousands of so-called "Catholic" churches, most of which are bringing people to Hell."

Bannon, who has always regarded Francis-Bergoglio with suspicion and disdain, went on to take on Bergoglio and his anti-Catholic Newchurch of the New Order. Bannon called Bergoglio out for "mismanaging" Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust and charges Bergoglio with treating the situation all too lightly. Bannon also echoed statements of the TRADITIO Fathers when he stated:

The [New]church is heading to a financial crisis that will lead to a bankruptcy. It could actually bring down not the theology, not the teachings, not the community of the Catholic Church, but the physical and financial apparatus of this [New]church. This is how the devil is attempting to destroy the church, by rotting it from the inside out. I believe this will ultimately lead to closures of many parishes throughout the world.

Even from before Donald Trump's overwhelming victory in the November 2016 U.S. elections, Bannon denounced Francis-Bergoglio over the issue of Islamic "migration," that is, invasion into Europe. Bannon personally urged Italian government officials to take Bergoglio on for his lawless position and stated: "Uncontrolled immigration, an organized and financed invasion, brings chaos and problems, not peace." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Observer.]

True Catholics, the Trump administration is the most conservative religious administration to lead the United States in a long time, perhaps ever. Trump is more anti-abortion even than previous conservative presidents and has cut off foreign aid to governments funding abortions. He has issued Executive Orders that stand up uncompromisingly for the right of religion to speak out without interference from the secular government. Trump himself appears to be relatively conservative religiously, with ties to old mainline (not Evangelical) Protestantism, particularly Presbyterian and Episcopalian. And now it appears that President Trump's Chief Advisor during the years of the campaign and early administration is a traditionalist Catholic!

April 16, 2019 - Tuesday in Holy Week
Privileged Ferial Day

Today we turn our sights to the Cross. The Introit consists not of the usual psalm, but with the words of St. Paul, putting the meaning of the Cross into perspective for us: "But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Galatians 6:14/DRV). Holy Mother Church then adds: "In Whom is our salvation, life, and resurrection: through Whom we have been saved and set free."
Gregorian Chant of Tuesday in Holy Week
Johann Sebastian Bach's Markus Passion [BWV 247]
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).

Francis-Bergoglio Does It Literally "Ass Backwards"
As He Genuflects to and Kisses the Feet of South Sudan Political Leaders

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

Francis-Bergoglio Literally Does It "Ass Backwards"
As He Genuflects to Four Warring South Sudan Political Leaders
And Kisses Their Feet
In a Surrealistic Reversal of the Traditional Catholic Protocol
In Which the Faithful Reverenced the Real Papal Office
By Kissing the Papal Shoe
Instead, Bergoglio and His Newchurch Spit at the Catholic Faith
Just as the Jewish Leaders Spat at Jesus Christ during His Passion
Bergoglio Has Become a Comic Figure
No Wonder His Newchurchers Are Finally Laughing in His Face
And Leaving His Phony Newchurch in Droves

You may remember the proper protocol for secular political leaders to reverence the papal office by genuflecting and kissing the papal shoe. On April 11, 2019, at the Newvatican, Francis-Bergoglio reversed the protocol, by literally performing it "ass backwards." He genuflected to kiss idolatrously the feet of four South Sudan warring political leaders in turn, including South Sudan's President Salva Kiiir Mayardit. Even the Sudanese leaders were embarrassed.

Bergoglio has previously claimed that he could not genuflect at the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Mess because he had bad knees. Yet the obese Bergoglio got down on the floor to do obeisance to the political leaders, albeit with so much difficulty that his labored wheezing was caught on the official microphones, and he managed to lose his white biretta on the floor -- perhaps a comment by Providence on the state of his Newpapacy. He won't even let Newchurchers kiss his Newpapal ring. One has to wonder whether even he thinks that he is Newpope.

The two-day meeting with the South Sudanese political leaders included as chief "homilist" the heretic Protestant Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and several other Protestant clerics. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the New York Times.]

True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio daily shows that he and his Newchurch are not at all Catholic. They spit at the Catholic Faith, just as the Jewish leaders spat at Jesus Christ during His Passion (Matthew 26/67). Bergoglio has become a comic figure now, falling on his face to worship hostile secular potentates. No wonder his Newchurchers are finally laughing in his face and leaving his phony Newchurch in droves.

April 15, 2019 - Monday in Holy Week
Privileged Ferial Day

Today we begin by placing our trust firmly in God. In the Introit psalm (Iudica, Domine, nocentes me, expugna impugnantes me), we call upon the Lord to battle against those who are impugning us. We call upon the Lord to take up arms and shield, and we call upon Him as the strength of our salvation. The Collect acknowledges how many adversities we face and how we fail from human infirmity. It is only through the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ that we are given life again (respiremus).
Gregorian Chant of Monday in Holy Week
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).

Ex-Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger Publicly Washes His Hands Like Pontius Pilate
Of Personal Responsibility for Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Karl Rahner & Josef Ratzinger

Two Heretics Booze It up at the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965)
Karl Rahner (Left), Declared under Suspicion of Heresy by Pope John XXIII
Presbyter Josef Ratzinger (Right), the Modernist Leader at the Anti-council
Who Preferred Dressing in a Secular Suit and Tie without Roman Collar
Ratzinger Engineered Replacing the Catholic Church
With the Heretical Newchurch of the New Order in 1964
Ratzinger Takes No Personal Responsibility
For All the Newchurch Sex Crimes against Children
Even though He Was the Prefect of Paedophilia for 24 Years
Instead Ratzinger Fobs off the Responsibility
Onto the "Cultural and Historical Changes" of the 1960s

On April 10, 2019, Ratzinger published a letter simultaneously in German at Klerusblatt, in Italian at Corriere della Sera, and in English at the Catholic News Agency and the National Catholic Register, in which, like a modern-day Pontius Pilate, the guilty Newpope publicly washed his hands of personal responsibility for Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, claiming instead: "The 1960s did it!"

Ratzinger had claimed in February 2013 that he had to abdicate for health reasons. In fact, it was known that the real reason for his abdication was that the international press was so tired of covering for his support of paedophile Newchurch clergy that the press threatened to expose the details of his activities if he didn't abdicate. His personal aide-de-camp, Paolo Gabriele, himself tired of Ratzinger's cover-up, had already given to the press reams of Ratzinger's confidential documents. Six years later Ratzinger is in fact still alive at age 92 and is still writing.

Benedict-Ratzinger fobs off the responsibility for Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust and the subsequent meltdown of the Newchurch of the New Order, co-founded by him in 1964 in conjunction with the Vatican II Anti-council to replace the Catholic Church with the heretical Newchurch of the New Order, upon the "cultural and historical changes" of the 1960s. He still refuses to take personal responsibility for the paedophile crimes by Newchurch clergy, over which he himself had responsibility, together with the First Paedophile Newpope JPII-Wojtyla, as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 1981-2005, then as the Second Paedophile Newpope, from 2005-2013.

JPII-Wojtyla essentially handed off to Ratzinger the responsibility for taking care of paedophile crimes by Newchurch presbyters, Newbishops, and Newcardinals for 24 years. During that time Ratzinger quietly let thousands of Newchurch sex criminals get away with their vile sex crimes against children, only to repeat those crimes against other children time and time again.

At the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), Ratzinger was one of the heretical Modernist leaders who subverted the Church from within and is now trying to exonerate himself from all blame. Even at death's door, he is dishonest and unapologetic. Benedict-Ratzinger became the Second Padeophile Newpope in 2005, succeeding his mentor, the First Paedophile Newpope JPII-Wojtyla. Ratzinger has remained a heretic Modernist his entire life, while occasionally slopping on a veneer of conservatism to fool the clueless Neocon Newchurchers. He was never "traditionalist," as some Neocon Newchurchers tried to persuade the world at the time and have now recanted from that contention. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by BBC News.]

True Catholics, presbyter Ratzinger was in fact the leader at the Vatican II Anti-council who personally devised the "subsists in" heresy that was written into the new constitution for the Newchurch, Lumen gentium, in 1964. This heresy denies the dogma that the Catholic Church is the one true Church of Christ, but instead claims that Christ's Church "subsists in" heretical Protestantism, infidel Mohammedanism, pagan Hinduism, and atheistic Buddhism. Even Newchurchers have finally had it with Benedict-Ratzinger. His letter has sparked fierce criticism from theologians who claim that it is "deeply flawed" and does not address structural issues that abetted sex-assault cover-ups or Ratzinger's own abominable 24-year rule as Prefect of Paedophiles.

April 14, 2019 - Palm Sunday
Semidouble Sunday of the First Class

AS HOLY WEEK, THE MOST SACRED WEEK OF THE YEAR, BEGINS, true Catholics traditionally complete the daily chores that might be an obstacle to participating in the ancient, traditional rites of Holy Week. All true Catholics should attend the traditional sacred rites not only on Palm Sunday but also on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. On Maundy Thursday we commemorate the institution of the Holy Eucharist, the First Mass, and the Ordination of the Apostles. The priesthood and the holy Eucharist are living events that should remind us of the continuing value of Christ's act of redemption for the sin of man. Good Friday is an unforgettable reminder to all of us of the price of being a follower of Christ. We have to give something of ourselves to be followers of Christ. The Holy Saturday Vigil is the most solemn memorial of the central mystery of our redemption: Christ's saving death and glorious resurrection. We are reminded that we are obligated as Catholics to carry Christ into our world.

Palm Sunday

The Fully-Traditional (Pre-1956) Palm Sunday Rites
As Celebrated at Westminster Cathedral, London, 1919
The Traditional Holy Week Rites Were Gutted in 1956
By the Freemason Presbyter Hannibal Bugnini
It Is These Half Novus Ordo Vatican II Rites
That Are Used in the New Latin Missal of 1962
(aka Erroneously as the "Extraordinary Mess")

WARNING AGAINST THE CONCILIAR-BUGNINI FALSE NEW LATIN RITES OF 1962. The Modernist changes of 1956-1962 gutted the Traditional Latin Rites of this most holy week of the entire year. They were engineered by the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, the Chief Architect of the Novus Ordo of 1969, and were never approved by Pope Pius XII in forma specifica. They were introduced by Bugnini as the opening salvo toward the completely-fabricated, invalid Novus Ordo of 1969.

Among the Modernisms introduced for Palm Sunday, making the 1956-1962 rite like the invalid Novus Ordo service, are: (1) directing that red vestments be used, as in the Novus Ordo service, instead of the traditional violet vestments; (2) eliminating the Introit, Collect, Epistle, Responsory, Gospel, Preface, and Sanctus of the First Mass, after which the palms are blessed; (3) directing the priest to leave the altar and face the congregation Novus-Ordo style while blessing the palms; (4) eliminating four of the five ancient prayers of blessing; (5) eliminating the prayers and ceremonial of re-entering the church after the procession of the palms; (6) directing that the priest chant the final Collect facing the congregation Novus-Ordo style with his back to the Holy Tabernacle; (7) eliminating entirely the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar; (8) eliminating the beginning and end of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. Matthew; (9) eliminating the Last Gospel, as in the Novus Ordo service.
All the ceremonies of Palm Sunday -- the blessing of the palms, the procession, the chanted Hosannas -- are instituted by Holy Mother Church to recall the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem on this day. What a contrast, at only six days' interval, between the honors rendered to Our Lord today and the affronts and blasphemies that will greet Him five days hence on Good Friday! Let us learn these three things from the great lesson taught us by Our Lord on Palm Sunday. First, to be content to rely not upon man, but upon God alone for consolation and the witness of our sorrows and sufferings. Second, to detach ourselves from earthly possessions, which often come at our soul's cost. Third, to set no store by earthly greatness, notice, fame, or applause. "For after all these things do the heathens seek" (Matthew 6:32/DRV).
Gregorian Chant of Palm Sunday
Johann Sebastian Bach's Mattaeus Passion [BWV 244]
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).

Holy Week Is a Week to Put aside Earthly Concerns and Contemplate
The Momentous Events Celebrated during the Traditional Catholic Solemn Holy Week Rites

From: Patricius Anthony, TRADITIO Columnist
The Week that Changed the World

The Disregard and Ingratitude for What Jesus Christ Did
During "The Week that Changed the World"
Does Not Bode Well for Mankind's Future
The Grave Economic, Political, and Social Problems
That the West Now Faces
Are Ultimately the Result of the Indifference toward God
With the Neglect of Holy Week as a Prime Example
Every True Catholic Should Treat the Days of Holy Week
As Days to Put aside Earthly Concerns
And Walk with Christ on Every Day
On Which the Traditional Latin Solemn Rites
Are Celebrated during That Holy Week that Changed the World

At one time, Holy Week -- Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday -- was recognized and commemorated by the Western world as a solemn period when earthly matters were put aside, and focus was directed to history's most seminal event. Most businesses were closed or had reduced hours, especially during the Sacred Triduum of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Entertainment and leisurely activities were curtailed while schools and universities' "spring breaks" coincided with Holy Week as mankind contemplated, as best it could, the momentous events which took place in a small backwater outpost of the mighty, and at the time unknowing, Roman Empire.

Tragically, for the human race those days are a thing of the discredited past. Sports are played, most people work throughout the week, financial affairs are routinely conducted -- while Easter Sunday is not seen as a celebration of the Resurrection, but of egg hunts. In politics, it can be safely assumed that there will be no acknowledgment of the week, but business as usual. The triumph of secular humanism is almost complete.

Such disregard and ingratitude for what took place two millennia ago does not bode well for mankind's future, especially in those lands and among those peoples who once revered these sacred days. The ominous eternal consequences of such indifference was warned about by the Divine Savior as recounted in St. Matthew's Gospel (10:32/DRV): "Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven."

Although most people do not realize it, the grave economic, political, and social problems which the West now faces are ultimately the result of the indifference toward God -- with the neglect of Holy Week as a prime example. None of the current abominations such as abortion and "gay" marriage could have ever been possible had human societies been dedicated toward Christ.

This indifference will not go unpunished. The problems that the West faces today cannot be resolved as a matter of the right policy, but are at their core spiritual. Redress of social ills will not come about through the ballot box or reform. The forces that seek the West's destruction must be fought on the spiritual plane. These forces have long understood this fact and have tried to -- and largely succeeded in -- removing religion from society, allowing it only on Sundays, and if trends continue, even Sunday worship will no longer be tolerated. Those who seek to preserve the fruits of Western civilization must realize that this is a religious contest.

The disastrous consequences of mankind's attempting to set its own rules is on display for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see. The cultural depravity that abounds in contemporary life is stunning and has gone on for so long and with such intensity that most people are now desensitized to it. Creating jobs, halting mass immigration, appointing "conservative" judges, and the like will do little to overthrow the cultural Marxism that permeates society today.

Until the Divine Entity on which Holy Week is centered is once again placed at the summit of Western life, the chances of resolving mankind's various crises are nil.

March 13, 2019 - Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Double Major Feast

Report: Newchurch "Nuns" Have Been Committing Sex Crimes against Children
For Many Years, just Like Their Fellow Newchurch Presbyters and Newbishops

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Newchurch 'Nuns'

Newchurch "Nuns" Haven't Been Catholic since 1964
When the Vatican II Anti-council
Founded the Anti-Catholic New Order Sect
And Gutted Catholic Moral Teaching
Newchurch "Nuns" Wear Scandalous Habits
And Frequent Formerly Prohibited Places, Such as Bars
Now an Investigation Has Shown
That They Have Been Sexually Assaulting both Girls and Boys
Rapes of Children by Newchurch "Nuns" Are Kept even More Secret
By Newchurch Officials, Who Have Been Destroying Incriminating Records

If you think that Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust is restricted to men, think again! It is finally clear that the holocaust is not a sex problem or a male problem, it is a Newchurch problem. The Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) has completely corrupted the Newchurch of the New Order, founded in 1964 to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church. Newchurch, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church, has, like the Black Plague that wiped out half of Europe, corrupts everything it touches: The criminals in Newchurch come in both sexes and both sexual "orientations." Perverted Newchurch "nuns" promise to be the next phase of the Newchurch Holocaust.

A Fox News investigative report released on March 9, 2019, shows that the nuns' ravages started in the years immediately following the Anti-council, which gutted Catholic moral teaching. One subject of the report said that she was raped by a Newchurch "nun" starting at age 15 and was repeatedly raped for years thereafter -- at a Newchurch school and even in her own parents' home on weekends. This child victim has since left the Newchurch of the New Order and transferred to another Protestant sect (Newchurch itself is a Protestant sect, not Catholic).

In March 2019 the 185-page Anderson Report on Child Sexual Abuse listed among the 300 presbyters and Newbishops identified, half a dozen Newchurch "nuns." Nun sex crimes are even more covered up than crimes by presbyters and Newbishops. Many victims have still not come forth out of embarrassment and intimidation. And many records involving "nuns" as perpetrators of sex crimes have been destroyed by Newchurch -- a fact admitted at Francis-Bergoglio's abortive February 2019 Sex Crimes Summit in Newrome.

Since federal authorities in the United States opened an investigation into sex crimes at several Newdioceses in Pennsylvania in October 2018, 56 of the 67 interviews (83 per cent) have involved child victims of Newchurch "nuns." The victims were subjected to physical and emotional assaults. Some of the victims of the "nuns" were males. Yet Newchurch is hiding its nuns' crimes even more than its presbyters' and Newbishops' crimes. "No one wants to touch the nuns' [crimes]," said one inside source. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Fox News.]

True Catholics, the Newchurch scum is now bubbling up into the light. A Newchurch "nun" accused of sexually assaulting a ten-year-old Catholic school student was convicted in a Florida court of two felony sex crimes and was sentenced to ten years. Just as in 2002, when Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust first burst onto the public scene with the Boston Globe's Spotlight investigative report, the truth takes some time to become fully public, but if the case with the perverted Newchurch clergy is any indication, the exposure of the female part of the holocaust will now accelerate and contribute to an even speedier demise of the fake Newchurch of the New Order.

April 12, 2019 - Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Double Major Feast

Francis-Bergoglio Appoints the Corrupt Wilton Gregory
To Become the Newarchbishop of Washington, D.C., to Succeed Two Paedophile Newcardinals

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Wilton Gregory

The Corrupt Wilton Gregory, Newarchbishop of Atlanta, Georgia
Has Been Appointed by Francis-Bergoglio to Move to Washington, D.C.
To Succeed the Two Paedophile Newcardinals
Theodore McCarrick and Donald Wuerl
Wilton Himself Has a Checkered Past
The Duplicitous Gregory Talks a Good Game about Serving the Poor
But Then He Diverted over Two Million U.S. Dollars from a Bequest
To Build for Himself a New Archiepiscopal Palace
The Public Outcry Was So Great
That He Was Forced to Sell off His Palace after Just three Months

On April 4, 2019, Wilton Gregory, currently Newarchbishop of Atlanta, Georgia, was appointed by Francis-Bergoglio to succeed Newcardinals Theodore McCarrick and Donald Wuerl, both of whom were implicated in paedophile crimes. Francis-Bergoglio didn't want to oust either of them, but because the public outcry was so great, he was eventually forced to do so. Gregory has not yet been implicated in paedophile crimes, but he has been associated with financial malfeasance. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic World News.]

Wilton Gregory has never been ordained as a Catholic priest or consecrated as a Catholic bishop under the traditional Catholic Sacrament of Holy Orders. He was merely "installed" in 1973 as a Newchurch presbyter (minister) to "preside over the assembly of the people" under the invalid Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968. He was merely "installed" in 1993 as a Newbishop under the same invalid New Ordinal.

Wilton Gregory has had a checkered past, which includes:

  1. Gregory pushed the invalid "New Mess" of 1969 as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic [Sic] Bishops "Liturgy" Committee from 2015-2018.
  2. Gregory supported Francis-Bergoglio's 2016 document on marriage, Amoris laetitia, which even Newchurch cardinals and bishops condemned as heretical.
  3. Gregory refused to fire Newmonsignor Henry Gracz, a virulent pro-sodomite presbyter, whom Gregory had appointed as a spiritual advisor to sex-crime victims. Gregory rejected the petition of his own Newchurchers to can Gracz and instead praised him for his pro-sodomite orientation.
  4. Gregory divereted 2,200,000 dollars from a bequest to the Atlanta Newarchdiocese to build a new archbishop's palace for himself. When his duplicity (Gregory claims to be an advocate for the poor) was exposed and his own Newchurchers condemned him, Gregory issued the standard mea culpa press release and was pressure to sell his new palace and return the money to the purposes for which the bequest was intended,

True Catholics, that Francis-Bergoglio should appoint Wilton Gregory, with his checkered background, to replace two paedophile Newarchbishops in the United States' capital city shows clearly that Bergoglio and his Newchurch leaders have learned nothing since the Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust. They remain arrogant and unrepentant, in fact, while they try to cover up their crimes with empty words. In the United States, Washington, D.C., is known as "The Swamp" because of the corruption of the longtime politicians there. The corrupt Wilton Gregory will fit in perfectly with these!

April 11, 2019 - St Leo I, Pope, Confessor & Doctor
Double Feast

A Reader Writes: "Did the Traditional Latin Mass Really Save a Newchurch
Or Is the Whole Providence Affair an Attempt to Dupe the Clueless Newchurchers?"

From: James
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Newchurch Is the Proverbial Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
It Is Never Honest
But Always Panders Heresy, Blasphemy, Idolatry, and Immorality
It Never Uses a Traditional Latin Mass
But only, on a Few Occasions, the Half Novus Ordo Vatican II "Mess of 1962"
What May Have Been Temporarily Saved in Providence, Rhode Island
Is a Church Building
But the Precedent Is that It Will Be Shut down in a Year or Two
When the Publicity Wears Off

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

I read an article that claims that the Traditional Latin Mass saved St. Mary's Newchurch in Providence, Rhode Island, because it increased the Newchurch congregation and the collection plate. Is this case just an attempt to dupe the clueless Newchurchers?

The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.

The trouble with this report is that it fails to make clear that what is going on at this Newchurch is not the Traditional Latin Mass. Newchurch never uses the Traditional Latin Mass. A few places are "allowed," for the time being only, to simulate the Half Novus Ordo Vatican II "Mess of 1962," which is most certainly not the Traditional Latin Mass.

Moreover, Newchurch presbyters simulate this Mess, not Roman Catholic priests. Newchurch has not ordained priests under the Catholic Sacrament of Holy Orders since it adopted, the year before the New Mess of 1969, an invalid Protestantized New Ordinal, which does not ordain priests, but merely "installs" what Newchurch technically calls "presybters," who are essentially Protestant ministers.

What is being perpetrated in Providence, Rhode Island, is essentially a fraud, a wolf in sheep's clothing, used to entice clueless Newchurchers into the heresy, blasphemy, idolatry, and corruption that Newchurch represents. And who knows how much of the increase in the collection plate is going to support paedophile presbyters, prelates, and lawyers against the tens of thousands of child victims of the anti-Catholic New Order sect?

What may have been temporarily saved here is a church building -- but the Newchurch precedent is that it will be closed in a year or two, when the publicity wears off. The Doctor of the Church, St. Basil the Great, pointedly commented on just this situation, which existed in his own time as well, some two millennia from the present:

Who has lost and who has won in the struggle -- the one who keeps the premises [buildings] or the one who keeps the Faith? The Faith obviously. That therefore the ordinances which have been preserved in the churches from old time until now may not be lost in our days,... rouse yourselves, brethren, seeing them now seized upon by aliens.

April 10, 2019 - Ferial Day of Lent

Canadian Newbishops Restore Funding to Pro-abortionists
They Also Fund Atheistic Marxism

From: Petrus Romanus, TRADITIO's Roman Correspondent
Canadian Newbishops

The Canadian Conference of [Newchurch] Bishops
In Their Novus Ordo Get-up
Controlled by Leftist Ideologues
Has Been Supporting World Socialism
And World Communism since the 1970s
They Also Support World Abortion, World Contraception
And Sexual Perversion
Newchurchers Do Not Know
That Their Newchurch Collections Go
To Immorality and Atheistic Modernism-Marxism

The Canadian Newbishops have decided to release withheld funds and continue funding Development and Peace, an organization that has twice been caught funding groups which promote such monstrous evils as the legalization and/or depenalization of abortion, the adoption of children by homosexuals, the simulation of "gay marriage," and even Marxist ideology.

After reports in 2017 (following earlier evidence supplied in 2009) that the Catholic [Sic] Canadian Organization for Development and Peace was funding such groups, the Canadian Newbishops were forced by lay pressure to insist on a review of the destination of the funding of D&P, which is the main "charity" arm of the Canadian Newbishops. In 2018, Newarchbishop Richard Smith, of Edmonton, Alberta, revealed that at least 52 of the funding recipient groups were engaging in "problematic" activities. As a result of this ongoing review, twelve Canadian Newbishops withheld funds collected and withdrew support pending their findings. However, they did not wait for that outcome. Instead, all twelve of them quietly released the withheld funds and restored funding late in 2018 and at the beginning of 2019 so that the funding would be in place in time for the big "charity drive" of Lent. There are now only two -- count them -- two Newbishops (out of 61) who completely refuse to fund the immoral D&P.

The funds were released, and the funding was restored on the condition that Development and Peace would not send any of this money to the 52 groups that were still under review. Meanwhile, however, Development and Peace continues to refuse to release the names of the organizations that it funds, and it has apparently not removed any of its employees for approving the funding of immoral recipients. The Canadian Newbishops, in a pastoral letter, are now urging Canadian Newchurchers to give generously to these enemies of Jesus Christ.

The Canadian Conference of [Newchurch] Bishops, controlled, as it is, by Leftist ideologues in the Quebec Newepiscopate, has been supporting world socialism and world communism since the 1970s. Everyone knew that. Now they also support world abortion, world contraception, and sexual perversion. Nobody knows for sure where all the money goes that is put into general collections in Newchurches. It would be fundamentally immoral to give one red cent to Development & Peace. There is nothing Catholic about Newchurch: it is a pagan, even an atheistic, Marxist organization.

April 9, 2019 - Ferial Day of Lent

Neo-SSPX Is Now on the Ropes
One Bishop Is Bad Health; Two New "Consecrations" Are Canceled

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Francis-Bergogliio & Vitus Huonder

Francis-Bergoglio Deputizes Newbishop Vitus Huonder
To Act a Plant with the Neo-SSPX in Switzerland
To Ensure that the Neo-SSPX Sells Out
To the Heretical Newchurch of the New Order
Providence Has Seen to It that the Plans of Corrupt Men
Have Come to Naught
Huonder Has Canceled His Plans to Inflitrate the Neo-SSPX
And His "Consecration" of Two New Bishops for the Neo-SSPX
Have Also Been Canceled

And then there were only two (Neo-SSPX bishops). The SSPX's senior bishop Richard Williamson left. Bernard Tissier de Mallerais is in bad health. The remaining two, Bernie Fellay and Alfonso Galarreta, are on the way to selling our to the heretical Newchurch of the New Order, currently led by its Third Paedophile Newpope, Francis-Bergoglio.

But now the Neo-Society of St. Pius X has announced that the ordinations previously scheduled for April 5, 2019, have been indefinitely postponed because Tissier de Mallerais remains hospitalized from a serious infection and awaits surgery.

On the same date, Bishop Williamson revealed that Newchurch bishop Vitus Huonder had canceled his previously-announced plans to take up residence in the Neo-SSPX boys' school in Wangs, Switzerland, near the Neo-SSPX's principal seminary at Econe. Huonder was to be a plant from Newchurch's Congregation for the Doctrine of the [New Order] Faith, to ensure that the Neo-SSPX sold out to the heretical Newchurch of the New Order. Now Huonder has announced that he is not going to Wangs.

Huonder was also supposed to be the principal "consecrator" (even though is powerless to consecrated, as he himself has never been consecrated as bishop, but merely "installed" as a Newbishop under the invalid New Ordinal of 1968) of two new bishops for the Neo-SSPX. However, as previously reported by TRADITIO's Roman Correspondent in these Commentaries, the "consecrations" have been canceled.

True Catholics, it seems that once again Providence has brought to naught the stratagems of the perfidious Neo-SSPX leaders, Fellay and now Davide Pagliarani, the Neo-SSPX's new Superior General and puppet of Fellay, to sell out to the heretical Newchurch. Meanwhile, the Neo-SSPX hobbles along with just two sellout bishops, who have already turned over their Sacraments of Matrimony and Penance to the Newchurch heretics.

April 8, 2019 - Ferial Day of Lent

Newarchbishop of Malta "Consecrates" Whiskey in Place of Wine
As the Latest Embarrassment for the New Mess Is Laughed at around the World

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Whiskey Mess

Malta's Newarchbishop Belches as He Realizes
That He Has "Consecrated" a Cup of Whiskey
The Sacristan Supposedly Pulled a Bottle of Whiskey
Off the Sacristy Shelf instead of a Bottle of Wine
A Likely Story!
What Was Whiskey Doing in the Sacristy to Begin With?
The "New Mess" Is a Joke
It Is Phony from Defect of Form, Matter, and Intention
Not to Speak of Its Unordained Protestantized Ministers

We know that the "New Mess" is a joke. No one really takes it seriously. "New Messes" are invalid from defect of form (it is a Protestantized liturgy), intention (it is officially defined as "an assembly of the people presided over by a presbyter"), and minister (as Newchurch has not ordained priests since the New Ordinal of 1968, merely "installed" Protestantized presbyter/ministers). We have long known that cookies are used instead of bread (invalid matter such as baking soda, salt, cinnamon, butter, and vanilla are used). Now the cat is out of the bag. Not only Kool-Aid but even whiskey is used instead of wine.

Malta's Newarchbishop Charles Scicluna was at the time simulating a Novus Ordo Mess at St. John's Newcathedral to open yet another questionable New Order beatification. Scicluna, after havinging "consecrated" the whiskey, started to guzzle from the cup and only then asked, "Is this wine or whiskey?" A Novus Ordo presbyter "co-presider" stepped up to take a taste test. After likewise guzzling from the cup, he pronounced it whiskey.

Although a general apology was made, no one explained why there was whiskey in the sacristy to begin with. Even though this incident was reported to have occurred on April 1, 2019, it was apparently no April Fools joke. Similar incidents have been reported in other countries. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Malta's Allied Newspapers.]

True Catholics, the New Mess is an April Fools joke every day of the year. Nothing about Newchurch is serious. It is a complete waste of time. It is a fraud perpetrated upon clueless Newchurchers, who don't know the Most Holy Eucharist from a cookie and a shot of whiskey!

April 7, 2019 - Passion Sunday
Semidouble Sunday of the First Class

Has U.S. Vice President Biden Finally Excommunicated Himself?
He Played Presbyter and "Married" Two Gay "Spouses"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Joe Biden & Gay 'Spouses'

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden
Who Claims to Be a "Devout Catholic"
Was Caught in the Act of Playing Presbyter
And Performing a "Gay Marriage"
Newchurch Is So Corrupt by Now
That Biden Didn't Even Bother to Deny the Fact
But Actually Took Pride in His Immoral Sacrilege
Tweeting that He Was "Proud" to Spit in the Face of Christ
And the Catholic Church

[Because of the recent hubbub in the United States about the possibility that former Vice President Joe Biden may enter the Democratic primaries for the 2020 Presidential election, we reprint here our Commentary of August 8, 2016, concerning Biden's hypocrisy about calling himself a "Catholic" and his status as an excommunicate from the Catholic Church, in order to keep the fact vividly before true Catholics.]

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who claims to be a "devout Catholic," issued a tweet on his official government Twitter account that he was "proud" to "marry" Brian and Joe, at his own house to boot. He attached the photograph reproduced above. Brian and Joe, the two "spouses" are White House staffers. Biden declined to state which was the "husband" and which was the "wife."

Biden, who for all his gaffs has acquired the nickname of "The Bumbler," has perhaps a tad of an excuse. He claims to attend the mindless and invalid Novus Ordo Mess and to pray the JPII-Wojtyla's phony "20-decade rosary." His head is so muddled with the erroneous New Order nonsense by this point that he is truly addled and verging on being non compos mentis.

"Catholic" Biden publicly and vehemently advocates abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and "gay marriage," which presumably includes "Lesbian marriage," "bisexual marriage," "transgender marriage," and "queer marriage." Yet gutless Newchurch has done nothing against Biden, just as it did nothing against "Catholic" pro-abortion wackos Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and the late Senator Ted Kennedy. Biden blithely receives the Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid and even attended the "installation" Mess of Francis-Bergoglio (who was never crowned as a pope and has never been consecrated as a bishop or ordained as a priest), and there recommitted his multifarious sacrileges. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Vice President Biden.]

True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio's anti-Catholic Newchurch will even bother to lift a finger against Biden's sacrilege and impose a formal excommunication or even chastise him. You see, Newchurch is so cuckoo that it is essentially lawless. Marxist Bergoglio & Co., not being Catholic, just make up things as they go along. Bergoglio is probably even now preparing a formal St. Martha's House reception for the man who claims to be a "devout Catholic" and commits open sacrilege and blasphemy with complete impunity from Bergoglio "The Merciful."

April 6, 2019 - Ferial Day of Lent

Hatred for Francis-Bergoglio's Paedophile Newchurch
Incites Unprecedented Vandalism and Arson across France

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Vandalized Newchurch

Newchurches Are Being Vandalized across France
In Just the First Two Months of 2019
100 Newchurches Were Attacked
Statues Smashed, Tabernacles Knocked Down
And Phony Novus Ordo Cookies Thrown onto the Floor
French Authorities Are at a Loss as to the Cause
But It Could Be Victims of Newchurch's Paedophile Holocaust
Taking Vengeance upon the Paedophile Facilitator, Francis-Bergoglio
Or It Could Be Mohammedans Taking Vengeance upon Newchurch
Even though Francis-Bergoglio and Newchurch Have Sold Out
To the Mohammedans under the heresy of False Oecumenism

Vandals are attacking and burning Newchurches across France. Since the start of 2019, Newchurches all over France have been attacked and vandalized. Vandals have smashed statues, knocked down tabernacles, and thrown phony Novus Ordo cookies on the floor. On March 17, 2019, the historic church of St. Sulpice in Paris was set on fire by arsonists just after the midday New Mess. St. Sulpice houses three masterworks by de la Croix and appeared in the 2006 film, Da Vinci Code. St. Nicholas in Houilles, Saint-Alain Cathedral in Lavaur, and Notre-Dame des Enfants were all attacked by vandals in 2019. In February alone, 74 churches were vandalized, a 25 per cent increase.

As yet, French authorities don't know for sure why these attacks are being perpetrated on Newchurch, although. some point to the fact that France faces growing problems with anti-Christian violence, led especially by anarchists and feminist groups. We TRADITIO Fathers can think of other possible causes, among them:

First, sex crimes against children by Newchurch clergy are out of control. Francis-Bergoglio doesn't seem to care. He occasionally throws some toothless document over the Vatican Wall. He openly keeps convicted Newcardinals on staff, while calling their child victims liars. It could just be that the victims and their families are finally fed up with Bergoglio and the paedophile Newchurch sect and are consequently taking vengeance into their own hands.

Second, a war is developing between Newchurch and Mohammedanism (Islam). For all their other faults, Mohammedans take their religion seriously, and it teaches rejection, often violent rejection, of Newchurch. Bergoglio has stepped up his visits to Mohammedan countries and even signed heretical joint statements with them. Yet, it could be that much of the vandalism is coming from this source.

Third, it could be that just the opposite causation can be at work. Newchurchers may be taking out their frustrations against their Newbishops, who embrace Mohammedanism. For example, Newarchbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort officially participated in the dedication on March 14, 2019, of the Grand Mosque of Reims, France. French Newbishops, going along with the Marxist-Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, have pushed the heretical False Oecumenism of the Vatican II Anti-council ("we all worship the same god," "all religions are equally true"). [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Newsweek.

True Catholics, who knows? There may even be among the vandals a few irate traditional Catholics, who have seen beautiful historical once-Catholic churches, turned over to the Newchurch heretics to desecrate with their invalid "New Messes," phony sacraments, and jungle music. Better, they think, that the churches be destroyed than turned over to the Newchurch heretics. In a way, who could blame them for having reached their breaking point after the past fifty years?

April 5, 2019 - St. Vincent Ferrer, Confessor
Double Feast

Newchurch's Latest Monstrosity of a Novus Ordo Temple
Glorifies the Man Who Was Once Rome's Greatest Enemy

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
St. Rita Newchurch

The Latest Architectural Monstrosity of Newchurch
St. Rita Newchurch in Bari, Italy
The Novus Ordo Temple Is Supposed to Represent
A Drinking Elephant of the Kind
With Which Hannibal the Carthaginian Attempted to Destroy Rome
Providence Then Intervened to Save Rome
Just as We Pray that Providence Will in Our Time
Will Intervene to Destroy the Heretical, Blasphemous, and Idolatrous
Newchurch of the New Order

The latest monstrosity of a Novus Ordo Temple is that of Santa Rita in Bari on the Adriatic Sea in southern Italy. It is supposed to represent a drinking elephant, of the kind that the arch-enemy of Rome, Hannibal the Cathaginian (247-182 B.C.), rode across the Alps to destroy Rome.

Perhaps the Novus Ordo architect was thinking not of Jesus Christ, Who is in no way represented in this "church," but rather of the pagan Hindu elephant god, Ganesha, with which Francis-Bergoglio and his Newchurch have associated while practicing the heresy of false Oecumenism.

True Catholics, we TRADITIO Fathers fancy rather that the architect was thinking of Hannibal the Heretic (1912-1982), namely, the Freemason presbyter Annibale Bugnini, the chief architect of the New Order "liturgy," which in the Newchurch of the New Order began in the 1950s to replace the immemorial Traditional Latin Mass with the heresy, blasphemy, and idolatry of the invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan "New Mess." We can take hope, however, in the fact that Providence intervened to save Rome from Hannibal's murderous predations, just as that enemy was nearly at Rome's doorstep. May Providence save us Our Lord's true Roman Catholic Church and destroy the fake Newchurch of the New Order, just as Providence soundly destroyed Hannibal and raised Rome up to become the great transmitter of Western Christian civilization.

April 4, 2019 - Ferial Day of Lent

Not Even the Dead Can Escape Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust
Francis-Bergoglio's Intimate, Newcardinal Cupich, Caught Raiding Cemeteries

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Mount Carmel Cemetery

Some of the Dead in Mount Carmel Cemetery
Outside Chicago, Illinois
From Whom Francis-Bergoglio's Intimate, Blase Cupich
Has Been Raiding Funds
To Pay off, to Date, 200,000,000 Dollars
To Children Raped, Sodomized, and Sexually Assaulted
By Newchurch Presbyters in the Newarchdiocese of Chicago
Cupich Refused to Give His Newchurchers the Facts
About How He Is Raiding Their Money
Among the Dead Buried in Newchurch Cemeteries
Are Paedophile Presbyters Themselves

Newcardinal Blase Cupich, an intimate of Francis-Bergoglio and involved in covering up Newchurch's ongoing paedophile crimes, was exposed in a Chicago Sun Times investigative report to be a grave robber. The newspaper investigation indicated that he has been quietly raiding cash from the Chicago Newarchdiocese's cemeteries to pay off for his presbyters' rampant sex crimes against children. The newspaper also called out Cupich for being a liar, as he and his Newchurch predecessors have previously stated that such payoff monies were taken only from loans and the sale of property.

The 200,000,000 dollars that Cupich and his Newchurch predecessors have so far raided from the dead has been done surreptitiously, without telling Newchurchers or the public. Another 100,000,000 dollars in payoffs is pending or foreseen. Cupich refused to comment and refused to state whether monies paid in advance by Newchurchers for cemetery plots, crypts, and burial services was raided. The Newarchdiocese rakes in 52,500,000 dollars each year in cemetery sales and services. This scam in the Chicago Newarchdiocese involves 45 cemeteries. The Newarchdiocese is the largest landholder in Chicago, much of it in cemeteries. Among the dead buried in Newchurch cemeteries are paedophile presbyters and their child victims. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Chicago Sun-Times.]

True Catholics, don't pay for advance plots to be buried in a Newchurch cemetery. Your money may be embezzled by corrupt Newchurch officials, and you may end up with not even a hole in the ground. Catholics can be buried in an individual plot in any cemetery, and a traditional Catholic priest can bless that plot in the traditional Latin rite for the deceased. Remember that, in any case, Newchurch is not the Catholic Church, and its cemeteries are not Catholic anyway.

April 3, 2019 - Ferial Day of Lent

Newrome Torpedoes Two New Bishops for the Neo-SSPX
The Newchurch of the New Order Wants to Wear out the Neo-SSPX

From: Petrus Romanus, the TRADITIO Network's Roman Correspondent
Davide Pagliarani & Christian Bouchacourt

Ambitions of Two Neo-SSPX Priests Were Torpedoed
Pagliarani (Left), Superior-general, and Bouchacourt, Second Assistant
Newrome Failed to Proceed with "Installing" Them as Newbishops
To Rule over the Novus Ordo-bent Neo-SSPX
Instead, Newrome Is Trying to Lead Them around by the Nose
So that The Naifs Will Eventually, out of Desperation
Take Any Sellout Deal Proposed by the Heretical Newchurch
Newrome Tried to Play the Same Game with Archbishop Lefebvre
But the Sagacious Archbishop Outsmarted Newrome Instead!

Independent traditional Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson avers that a close collaborator of two previous superiors-general of the Neo-SSPX was the source for the rumor that Newchurch Bishop Vitus Huonder would "install" two Neo-SSPX priests as (New)bishops. One of these was to be Fr. Christian Bouchacourt, Second Assistant to the Superior-general. The other would likely have been Fr. Davide Pagliarani, Superior-general. The two previous Superiors-general referred to would have had to have been Fr. Franz Schmidberger and Bishop Bernie Fellay, because they are the only two still living.

About a week ago, Pagliarani indicated that it would be imprudent to comment on the rumor. There is reason to suppose that his interview was given for the sole purpose of suppressing the rumor, as everything else he said on that occasion was boring and irrelevant. And why would he suppress this rumor? Because the rumor had real substance, but had thereafter been torpedoed by the Conciliar Newrome!

These Newchurch shenanigans are indeed a replay of the situation faced by Archbishop Lefebvre in 1988. He asked for a new bishop to seal an arrangement. A bishop was promised and promised and promised. But this promise was also delayed and delayed and delayed. Delay is deadlier than denial. The purpose of promises and following delays is to accustom the Neo-SSPX to wait and wait like a woman scorned. The waiter becomes more and more desperate until she will take anything she can get. This makes the Neo-SSPX do more and more to satisfy Newrome that the Neo-SSPX really can work co-operatively with the anti-Catholic Modernist revolutionaries. Hence Pagliarani's action in Burghclere, England, dismissing the good nuns for the "sin" of refusing to countenance the presence of a Newbishop fox in a truly traditional school for innocent and Catholic children.

Newrome will provide a bishop for the Neo-SSPX only once it has surrendered to Newrome and its anti-Catholic Marxist pagan revolution. But true Catholics must prefer martyrdom to that. There can be no compromise with the revolution, which was hatched ultimately by the devil himself. Any attempt to infiltrate the revolution is prideful because it assumes that the pseudo-traditionalists can outsmart Satan. In fact, only God and our Lady are able to overcome the stratagems and wiles of the fallen angel. Therefore, we must rely on God and not on our own efforts. We must preach the truth of the Gospel in season and out of season, without compromise, in complete affirmation of every traditional Catholic belief and practice. As Bishop Williamson understands, instead of the Neo-SSPX's fantasy of becoming a Trojan horse in Newchurch, the revolutionaries have put their own Trojan horse, Novus Ordo Newbishop Vitus Huonder, into the Neo-SSPX. He should not be allowed to reside at a Neo-SSPX school, as proposed. If he should ever appear on Neo-SSPX property, he should be removed by the police for trespassing.

Given what is now transpiring in the Neo-Society of St. Pius X, whatever truly Catholic priests remaining therein must now plan their own exit. Our Blessed Lord did not only reprobate all those who are against Him but also those who are neutral: "He that is not with me, is against me" (Matthew 12:30/DRV). The safest place now for a truly traditional Catholic priest is an independent traditional Catholic site. As for affiliation with the loose group known as The Resistance, such affiliation should be considered only in accordance with necessity for provision of Sacraments and only until such time as The Resistance bishops begin resolutely to condemn the Marxist-Modernist Newpope from their pulpits.

April 2, 2019 - St. Francis of Paula, Confessor
Double Feast

Newchurch Merges with Protestant Anglicans
Now Newchurchers Can Worship with Protestants Using a Single Invalid Mess

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

Anglican Presbyter Carl Reid Will Preside over the Merger
Of the Newchurch of the New Order with Protestant Anglicans
Who Will "Share Liturgical Celebrations," i.e., the Invalid Novus Ordo Mess
Which Is Founded upon Protestant Beliefs and Principles
By the Chief Architect of the New Mess
The Freemason Presbyter Hannibal Bugnini
There Is No Doubt that, as This Merger Proves
The Newchurch of the New Order Is Protestant (or Worse!)

On March 26, 2019, Francis-Bergoglio appointed a Newchurch bishop to administer Protestant Anglicans who want to worship in the heretical New Mess together with the Newchurchers in Australia. Canadian presbyter Carl Reid will administer the merged group in Australia, after performing the same function in the United States and Canada.

This fraudulent merge was kicked off by Benedict-Ratzinger in his Anglicanorum coetibus of 2009. The Protestant Anglicans will join with the Modernist Newchurchers in "shared liturgical celebrations," i.e., the invalid Novus Ordo Mess, which was founded upon Protestant beliefs and principles by the Chief Architect of the New Mess, the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini. Bugnini himself wrote that his "New Mess," since 1969 the Mess of the Newchurch of the New Order, was designed specifically to allow Protestant heretics and Newchurch heretics to worship together.

True Catholics, there is no doubt that the Newchurch of the New Order is Protestant (or worse!). This merger of Newchurch and the Anglicans is just further proof of this obvious fact.

April 1, 2019 - Ferial Day in Lent

Francis-Bergoglio Jerks His Hand away from Those Wishing to Kiss His Ring
Then Lies to Cover up when there Was Worldwide Condemnation of Him

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

Francis-Bergoglio Jerks His Hand Away
From Those Wishing to Kiss His Ring at Loretto, Italy
It Seems that He Doesn't Really Consider Himself a Pope --
At Least in the Traditional Sense
When He Received Worldwide Condemnation for His Action
He Lied and Said that He Had Jerked His Hand Away
Because of "Fear of Spreading Germs"
Yet He Has No Problem with People Breathing Directly into His Face
When He Breaks Tradition and Allows People to Hug Him

When Francis-Bergoglio jerked his hand away and refused to let Newchurchers kiss his Newpapal ring during his March 26, 2019, appearance at the Holy House in Loreto. Italy, severe condemnation came in from all around the world. People have no idea how theologically corrupt the Newchurch of the New Order is, how fake its Mess and "Sacraments" are, but this ring-kissing fiasco is something that the world could easily understand. Bergoglio was showing once again that he didn't consider himself pope, at least not in any traditional sense. Newchurchers will go without protest to his fake Novus Ordo Messes, but they won't give up kissing his ring. It doesn't make any sense, but Newchurch and Newchurchers have never made any sense!

Kissing the ring of a pope, a cardinal, or a bishop traditionally carries with it an indulgence of 50 to 300 days' worth of penance. But wait! Capitulating to the Arch-heretic Martin Luther and his Protestant followers, the Newchurch of the New Order, founded on November 21, 1964, by the Vatican II Anti-council to replace the Catholic Church as the "institutional" Church, did, under its Newpope Paul VI-Montini, gut on January 1, 1967, most of the traditional indulgences of the Catholic Church. This is just another feature of the Newchurch of the New Order -- which is most certainly not the Catholic Church, -- unknown to Newchurchers. Montini's decree, like all those of the anti-Catholic Newchurch of the New Order, is, of course, null and void because violating Catholic doctrine, as explicated most clearly at the dogmatic Council of Trent. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Vatican News.]

A bishop's ring is a sign of his spiritual marriage to the diocese over which he rules. Priests are prohibited by traditional Canon Law from wearing rings, yet now Newchurch presbyters (who are not priests) violate this canon all the time. During the traditional Catholic rite of consecration (the invalid Protestantized Novus Ordo rite has modified some of the words), the episcopal ring is blessed and placed on the ring finger of the new bishop, the same finger upon which a wedding ring is worn, while the consecrating bishop recites the following words:

Accipe annulum, fidei scilicet signaculum: quatenus sponsam Dei, sanctam videlicet Ecclesiam, intemerata fide ornatus, illibate custodias.
Receive the ring, the seal indeed of your fidelity: insofar as you, equipped with the uncorrupted faith, may, without compromise, guard the bride of Christ, that is, the holy Church.

In fact, Francis-Bergoglio was never validly consecrated as a Catholic bishop in the Sacrament of Holy Orders, but merely "installed" in 1992 under the invalid Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968. Nor is Bergoglio a Catholic priest, having been merely "installed" in the Protestant fashion in 1969. (Likewise, Benedict-Ratzinger was never consecrated as a valid Catholic bishop, but merely "installed" in the Protestant fashion in 1977. He was, however, validly ordained a priest in 1951.

After Bergoglio's Catholicism was questioned worldwide, he attempted damage control by claiming that his actions arose "from fear of spreading germs." This was a bald-faced lie. Unless he licked the ring, there would be virtually no hygienic problems. On the other hand, he doesn't mind braking tradition and letting people hug him, where germs can easily be transferred by people breathing directly into his face. And if Bergoglio were so concerned about hygienic contamination, he could have acolytes unobtrusively given him a squirt of hand sanitizer from time to time. Or have them bring up a Lavabo dish and pour water over his hands, as is done at the Traditional Latin Mass.

Good Catholics, the truth is that again the world saw in Francis-Bergoglio's act a rejection of the papacy. He had to put his tail between his legs and tell a lie to cover up the truth, just has he has repeatedly lied about his cover-up of rampant paedophile crimes perpetrated by Newchurch clergy from his Newcardinals on down.

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