For answers to many questions, consult the CURRENT MONTHLY REVISED EDITION of the Official Traditional Catholic Directory, Listing All Traditional Latin Masses and Traditional Resources for North America. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Official Traditional Catholic Directory department, provided to the TRADITIO Network by the National Registry of Traditional Latin Masses.
If you have you have personally benefited from the services of the TRADITIO Network, please support the continuation of the TRADITIO Network's Apostolate by clicking on the box to the left to made a donation easily, securely, and confidentially by bank account or credit card through PayPal. Regular contributors become Benefactors of the TRADITIO Network, and their intentions are specially commemorated at Traditional Latin Masses offered. Using PayPal reduces our administrative burden considerably, but if need to use a paper check, click on FAQ01: "How Can I Help the TRADITIO Network's Apostolate?" We have always refused to display those annoying "click" ads to raise money. We hate those ads, and we think that you do too, so we have kept TRADITIO 100 per cent free of them and rely instead on you for voluntary donations.
We don't hear much concrete information of the Fellay-Pagliarini Neo-SSPX, the Hell-bent, Novus Ordo-leaning sect that in 1994 replaced Archbishop Lefebvre's original traditional Catholic Society of St. Pius X. The Neo-SSPX is very secretive, as if it had something to hide. All we generally get is propaganda from its headquarters in Menzingen, Switzerland. But buried in its August 20, 2019, St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary bulletin is startling new information in the bulletin's "Interview with Rev. Fr. Patrick Troadec," Troadec is rector of the Neo-SSPX's St. Curé of Ars Seminary in Flavigny, France, where the largest contingent of Neo-SSPXers reside. Troadec is retiring after 23 years in that position.
Previously we have learned from sources outside the Neo-SSPX that over 100 priest-presbyters, almost 20 per cent of the total Neo-SSPX clergy, have abandoned Fellay over the last few years because they didn't go along with his attempted sellout to the Newchurch of the New Order, which Archbishop Lefebvre rejected as Modernist Rome. Now we find out from this 23-year seminary rector that Neo-SSPX vocations under Fellay-Pagliarani have "stagnated." Troadec was asked: "The number of vocations seems to have stagnated, then, because today there are many more pupils in [Neo-]SSPX schools than there were 20 years ago. How do you explain the difficulty of developing vocations?"
Troadec is honest in assigning the following causes for this stagnation in the Neo-SSPX:
True Catholics, the Neo-SSPX is paying the same price as the sect that it wishes to join, the Modernist/Marxist Francis-Bergoglio's Newchurch. "Vocations" -- if one can use that word of a false sect -- in Newchurch have sunk into the toilet. Now we have evidence from the Neo-SSPX itself that the traitorous Fellay-Pagliarani sect is sinking as well.
Six days after Francis-Bergoglio expressed fears that the "orthodox" (his word) Newchurchers in the United States who have criticized him as a heretic and not a real pope could be headed toward "schism," the Newchurch bishops of Germany actually committed the "schism." We put the word in quotation-marks because Bergoglio's Newchurch of the New Order is not the Catholic Church, so technically there cannot be a schism from an heretical sect.
On September 12, 2019, the President of the German [Newchurch] Bishops' Conference, Newcardinal Reinhard Marx, wrote to Newrome that the bishops would disobey his will not to hold a synod on matters that had already been decided by Bergoglio. "I cannot see why questions about which the magisterium has made determinations should be withdrawn from any debate," Marx wrote. In other words, Bergoglio can go pound sand: the German Newbishops will pass binding resolutions on doctrine and discipline without Bergoglio's approval. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
True Catholics, it's the Protestant Revolution all over again, except this time it's not Martin Luther against the legitimate Pope Leo X, but the unconsecrated German Newchurch bishops against the unconsecrated Newpope Jorge Bergoglio, whom more and more Newchurchers are recognizing as not a real pope. So, it's heretics against a heretic. It remains to be see whether Bergoglio, who has made statements indicating that he is not sure that he is pope, will collapse in the standoff against one of the most power groups of his Newbishops in the world..
On September 9, 2019, Newchurch author Leila Miller published an interview that she conducted with a Newchurch marriage tribunal judge, in which the judge admits outright that Newchurch is implementing "Catholic divorce" in direct contravention of the teaching of Jesus Christ. This judge ought to know: she adjudicates hundreds of cases a year for Newchurch.
It is no surprise that for decades Newchurch has secretly been granting divorces and calling them "annulments." There is a big difference between a non-existent divorce and a Catholic annulment. Annulments are quite rare and are supposed to be based solely on factors that made the marriage invalid before it was entered into, for example, marriage between relatives or between underage parties. Thus, the fact that a spouse is lazy, or nags, or drinks in excess, or takes drugs, or is an adulterer/adulteress cannot be a basis for an annulment. But, then, Newchurch is not Catholic, so it doesn't follow Christ or the Catholic Church.
The Newchurch judge interviewed was a woman in a medium-sized Newdiocese in the United States for over twenty years. And did she expose the Newchurch lie! First of all, she questions whether Newchurch even believes in the Sacrament of Matrimony. After all, the other Catholic sacraments except (in some cases) Baptism have been invalidated by Newchurch. A ridiculous 90-100 per cent of marriages are secretly nullified by Newchurch, whereas before the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), the Catholic Church nullified fewer than 300 marriages per annum in the entire United States. This judge's Newdiocese nullifies that many in just her one Newdiocese. Now that number has skyrocketed over 200 times, close to 100,000 marriages! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic World Report.].
True Catholics, Newchurch is certainly not the Catholic Church. It is a sham. Its current Newpope, Francis-Bergoglio, openly works for the destruction of marriage in his 2019 document Amoris laetitia [The Joy of Sex]. His heresy on this point is so bad that many of his own Newcardinals, Newbishops, and Newtheologians have publicly called him a heretic and an invalid pope. Now we have the evidence of what is going on in these secret tribunals to destroy marriage from the mouth of a tribunal judge. It is not, after all, any surprise, for the Newchurch, which has already lost its sacraments and openly defies Jesus Christ, Whose teachings it pretends to represent.
Memphis, Tennessee's first Newbishop, Carroll Dozier (r. 1971-1982), should have paid more attention to the commission of sodomy, one of the Biblical Four Sins that Cry out to Heaven for Retribution than trying to make a political name for himself on "political rights." On September 7, 2019, Dozier's image on a downtown Memphis mural was obliterated after his name was posted on an official list of "credible and substantiated claims" of sex crimes against children.
One children's advocate group issued a statement saying: "We are glad that the group Facing History and Ourselves has realized that we cannot honor paedophiles in any way." The Survivors' Network.of those Abused by Pr[esbyters] called on the current Newbishop of Memphis, David Talley, to remove Dozier's corpse from the Newchurch cathedral, scrape his name from the walls, and obliterate his images from all churches and schools. "It is the least we can do for our children," said SNAP. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by News3-Memphis.
True Catholics, the paedophile Newbishop Dozier was "installed" as a Newbishop by the first Newpope, the "Unsaint" Paul VI-Montini, who destroyed the Catholic Church with the stroke of his pen and replaced it with the heretical Newchurch of the New Order. In league with his henchman, the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini, he also replaced the true Mass and Sacraments with the invalid (fake) Novus Ordo rites. Is it any wonder that he would appoint such a Newbishop of horror as Carroll Dozier? It is remarkable that the children whom he sexually assaulted didn't throw whitewash on his "upstanding" image long ago!
The Newchurch archdiocese of Rochester, New York, which claims 372,000 Newchurch (24 per cent) of a total population of 1,527,000, with 92 Newparishes and 228 presbyters, has declared bankruptcy because of "potentially huge judgments" for the sex crimes of its Newclergy. The Newdiocese encompasses 12 counties in upstate New York. Newdiocesan assets are as low as 50,000,000 dollars, and its liabilities ten times that. Twenty Newdioceses so far in the United States of the total 177 have declared bankruptcy because of their sex crimes. Newchurch's operations will be seriously curtailed as a result.
Rochester is just the first of other eight Newdioceses in New York State, which anticipates a flood of bankruptcies triggered by New York’s 2019 Child Victims Act, that suspends for one year from August 14, 2019, the statute of limitations for all crimes. In just one month over 500 lawsuits have been filed in Rochester against Newchurch for sex crimes by Newbishops, presbyters, Newbrothers, Newnuns, and non-celibate "lay deacons." Defendants are the Newchurch dioceses and their officials who were complicit in the crimes. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Rochester, New York, Democrat and Chronicle.]
True Catholics, don't think that Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust is anywhere near over. Not only are more historical crimes being exposed every day -- particularly from the 1990s when the "Unsaint" Newpope JPII-Wojtyla and his henchman Josef Ratzinger were in charge of Newchurch's sex crimes, but ongoing since then right up to the present day. Francis-Bergoglio refuses to acknowedge the full extent of his Newchurch's crimes against children, often blaming the children themselves and exonerating the vile perpetrators. To the contrary, St. Paul speaks with the authority of the true Church about such crimes: "They who do such things are worth of death: and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them" (Romans 1:32/DRV) -- like all the Newbishops and their chief Newbishop, Jorge Bergoglio himself.
Wrong-headed Newchurch, saturated with the Heresy of Oecumenism, also known as the Heresy of Syncretism ("we all worship the same god(s)"; "all religions are equally true") was attacked by Hindu pagans in India. These pagans, far from being benign, are actually Christian haters, whose attacks on Newchurches and Newchurchers has been increasing in recent years.
On September 3, 2019, a crowd of 500 Hindu pagans attacked the Newjesuit St. John Berchmans College in Mundli Tinpahar. Notably, the Marxist/Modernist and chief Oecumenist Francis-Bergoglio is a Newjesuit. The crowd came to the campus with weapons: sticks, chains, iron bars, knives, and pistols, and beat the college boys, seriously wounding two of them. Then the pagan crowd tried to rape the college girls. A presbyter, who tried to intervene, was hit in the head.
The Hindu pagan crowd then went on a rampage of the college and its boarding school, "completely destroying" it. Even the Hindu pagan police could not control the crowd, which continued its rampage against the Newchurch college for four hours. The Indian police, also Hindu pagans, supported the attackers, and have taken no action to date. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Zenit News Service.]
True Catholics, this is the end result of Newchurch's fifty years of kowtowing to heretics, infidels, and pagans. Instead of teaching pagans the true Faith, as did the real Jesuits, such as the Martyrs of North America, Newchurch and its Newpopes have in essence recognized paganism as legitimate and given recognition to pagan and similar sects, like the Hindus, the Buddhists, and the Muslims, at the same time denouncing and persecuting true (traditional) Catholics. In just fifty years, the Newchurch of the New Order has become inverted and perverted, and is by no stretch of the imagination the Catholic Church.
Newchurch was stunned on September 10, 2019, to learn from a video published by a high presbyter closely associated with Francis-Bergoglio and Newcardinal Matteo Zuppi, of Bologna, Italy, that married "lay deacons" are simulating Novus Ordo Messes. "Lay deacons" are a phony office concocted in 1967 by the Newchurch of the New Order just before the imposition of the invalid (fake) Novus Ordo Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service of 1969 ("New Mess"). They are part of the Protestantization of Newchurch and are, of course, bogus, but the fraud is being allowed by the local bishops and supported by Bergoglio. At the Amazonian Synod upcoming in October 2019, official approval for the fakery is expected to be formalized.
The "New" Mess itself is, of course, invalid per se. It suffers from defect of form (the text), of matter (cookies and Kool-Aid), and of priest (Newchurch has not ordained priests since the Protestantized 1968 Ordinal, which merely "installs presbyters to preside over the assembly of the people," who are thus powerless to say a valid Mass or confect the Most Holy Eucharist. Even if the Mess itself were valid, deacons do not have the power to say Mass. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Italian weekly, L'Espresso.]
True Catholics, all Novus Ordo and "Extraordinary" Messes simulated in Newchurch are fakes. Francis-Bergoglio, as a Marxist/Modernist heretic, has deliberately destroyed the Catholic Church and has introduced in its stead a secular, paganistic institution to be used for political purposes only. Forget Christ, Mary, and the Saints. Forget the Mass and the Sacraments. Forget Catholic doctrine. Forget morality. The end that Bergoglio has in mind is worse than the Communist states that he so admires. By now, anyone who sets foot in a Novus Ordo temple must be ignorant beyond belief or as pagan as Bergoglio himself.
In the clearest statement yet that he is not Catholic, Francis-Bergoglio told a plane-full of international reporters on September 10, 2019, that if you are an "orthodox" Catholic, he doesn't want you in his Newchurch. The Marxist/Modernist Newpope is reeling from denunciations from everywhere that he is a heretic and a schismatic, even that is not a valid pope. These denunciations have come from his own Newcardinals and Newbishops, the Newroman Curia, the religious press, and his own lay Newchurchers. Bergoglio compared his denouncers to "arsenic pills." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
"Orthodox" Catholics are those who hold ὀρθὴ (orthé - correct) δόξα (doxa - doctrine). Those who do are truly Catholics; those who don't, like Bergoglio himself and his followers, are heretics. It's that simple.
Francis-Bergoglio even lowered himself to try to turn the "s" word against his critics. Yet it is he himself who is not only the heretic, but the schismatic. The greatest theologian of the Society of Jesus, Francisco Suarez (1548-1617), called by Pope Paul V "Most Exalted and Pious Doctor, " wrote:
"Et hoc secundo modo posset Papa esse schismaticus, si nollet tenere cum toto Ecclesiae corpore unionem et coniunctionem quam debet, ut si tentat et totem Ecclesiam excommunicare, aut si vellet omnes Ecclesiasticas caeremonias apostolica traditione firmatas evertere" (De Charitate, Disputatio XII de Schismate, sectio 1)
[And in this second way the pope could be schismatic, if he were unwilling to be in union and association with the whole body of the Church, as would occur if he attempted to excommunicate the whole Church, or, as both [Cardinal-Theologians] Cajetan and Torquemada observe, if he wished to overturn the rites of the Church established in Apostolic Tradition.]
Certainly Francis-Bergoglio has done just that, as well as all his predecessor Newpopes, in rejecting the Catholic and Apostolic Traditional Latin Mass and substituting for it an invalid heretical Protestant service.
True Catholics, in answering the question about schism from a New York Times reporter, Francis-Bergoglio rambled on with over 500 incoherent words, centered on "poor me," the innocent, battered Newpope. Yet in reality this is the man who has destroyed the Catholic liturgy, Catholic doctrine, and Catholic morality. It is clear that the man is as much as ever suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). He has lost it (if he ever had it), and his Newchurch is toppling around him, with large numbers of Newchurchers disgusted and leaving, taking with them their donations to the point that Newvatican is drowning in red ink and has been ordered by Bergoglio to cut operations severely. Who knows? This may be the Marxist/Modernist Newpope's first official step to wind up the Newchurch corporation.
The Newdiocese of Buffalo, New York, has been ablaze in scandal for over a year now, a scandal that is deepening as its Newbishop, Richard Malone, has been publicly accused of numerous sex crimes against both children and adults by two whistleblowers. Now the Newbishop's own presbyter-secretary has charged that Malone's auxiliary Newbishop silenced him after he tried to report sex crimes. His secretary also has the embattled Malone on tape and has revealed records that Malone kept on sex crimes.
One victim had reported to the secretary that he had been sexually assaulted by a drunken presbyter and that when he reported it to the auxiliary Newbishop, he was told that it was his own fault: he should have locked the door against the drunken presbyter! Newbishop Malone admits that he informed Francis-Bergoglio of the incident, and neither of them took any action against the perpetrator.
Now the Newchurchers of Buffalo want Newbishop Malone out. The man who is supposed to make that decision, Newcardinal Timothy "Laughing Cow" Dolan, of New York, is dragging his feet, claiming that he is "consulting" about the matter, "with a view to possible action." "Consulting" is a Newvatican code-word for non-action. But now the Buffalo Newchurchers are becoming more vocal, and Dolan may soon be forced to axe Malone. On September 5, 2019, the leading lay reform group called for his ouster. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Buffalo News.]
True Catholics, this is a typical Newchurch crime story. We have a complicit Newcardinal, a complicit Newbishop, a drunken presbyter sex criminal, and both child and adult victims of the corrupt Newchurch corporation headed by the Marxist/Modernist Francis-Bergoglio, who is too consumed by his own Narcissistic Personality Disorder to do anything for the crime victims. At this point Newchurch needs a Hercules to clear out the deep muck of the Augean stables that constitute the Newchurch of the New Order, which, with its fake Mess and sacraments, heretical doctrine, and pig-sty morals, is most certainly not the Catholic Church.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I am a traditional Catholic. My daughter was one until she married a non-Christian. They just had their first baby. My question is: because the baby can't be baptized in the (traditional) Catholic Church, can I baptize the child, or is that possible only in danger of death?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Such action on your part would be going in entirely wrongheaded. Such a "baptism" could be invalid and would involve you in sacrilege, unless the child were dying. But you don't mention that you have done the one thing that you are morally obliged to do: seek the counsel of your traditional Catholic priest. You are merely assuming that the child cannot be baptized in the Church without even having consulted a priest. You may be entirely wrong in this assumption.
In any case, many Christians from the beginning of the Church, and afterward, were not baptized as children. If this child cannot be baptized under the present circumstances, just be sure that you are an encouraging and good Catholic influence so that when the child grows up, he will choose to be baptized of his own accord.
What you are experiencing is no different from what a majority of Christians were faced with in the early Church, and even afterward. That is why St. Paul counsels the Christian spouse to make every effort to live in peace with the pagan. You have not indicated that this is not happening; in fact, the contrary seems to be true.
A good example of such a case is St. Monica, a Christian, and her pagan husband, who were the parents of him who was to become the greatest Doctor of the Western Church, St. Augustine of Hippo, , who was not baptized until he had converted from paganism in midlife by the great Doctor of the Church, St. Ambrose, of Milan. St. Monica, in addition to prayer, exhibited great patience and lived in peace with her husband, and her patience was rewarded a hundredfold.
Sacred Scripture (the Bible) clearly teaches that there is only one Savior for all mankind, and that is Jesus Christ. There is only one true Church through which salvation is possible, and that is the Roman Catholic Church. Outside this Church there is no salvation (Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus). It would be illogical, even ridiculous, to maintain that a "diversity of religions" all teaching different doctrine could all be true at the same time.
Yet that is just the heresy, known as Syncretism, that the Marxist/Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio proclaimed in his “Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together,” which Bergoglio signed on February 4, 2019, which Pope Francis jointly signed on Feb. 4, 2019, jointly with the Grand Imam: "The pluralism and the diversity of religions .... are willed by God in His wisdom."
On August 26, 2019, a Chrislamic "Higher Committee" to spread this heresy was constituted, including Mohammedan leaders, Bergoglio's personal secretary, and the President of his Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Yet, in the words of that President, Newbishop Ayuso Guixot, this heresy "is the threshold that today the Church of [New]pope Francis asks us to cross." Note the wording of Guixot's statement: "the Church of [New]pope Francis," not the Catholic Church. Guixot also referred to the "Spirit of Assisi," which led to the sacrilege at the First Assisi Conference of 1986, presided over by the "Unsaint" JPII-Wojtyla, when the pagan Buddha was placed on top of the tabernacle containing the Novus Ordo cookie. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio is spinning out of control faster and faster, like whirling dirvish. Day by day, he pushes one heresy after another, together with a phony Mess and Sacraments, false doctrine, and vile immorality. So bad has Bergoglio become that many leaders of his own Newchurch, from Newcardinals on down, have called him a false pope.
Francis-Bergoglio has shot off his rash mouth once again in another one of his extemporaneous tirades aboard the Newpapal airplane on September 4, 2019. In the past, his intemperate remarks to the press have gotten him into trouble, as when he denied that he had heard about a single case of child sexual assault by his presbyters and Newbishops. Now, he has said that he is "honored" that Americans are "attacking" him: "Per me è un onore che mi attaccano gli americani," In fact, more and more Newchurch voices there are charging that Bergoglio is not acting like a valid pope and should leave.
Francis-Bergoglio's statement is suicidal. The United States for many decades has been by far Newvatican's biggest contributor. However, Francis-Bergoglio's popularity in the United States has plunged precipitously during the six years of his Marxist/Modernist regime from over 80 per cent to below 20 per cent. Newchurchers in the United States, which is experiencing an economic boom under the Trump administration, have nevertheless been significantly cutting their donations to Bergoglio because of his personal complicity in Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust and his support of perverted U.S. Newcardinals like Theodore McCarrick and Donald Wuerl. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
True Catholics, as a result of Bergoglio's latest remark, donations from the United States to Francis-Bergoglio's Leftist political causes (pushing invasions of European countries by illegal aliens, fancied anthropogenic "global warming," etc.) -- he doesn't pay much attention to truly religious causes -- may be cut further. Meanwhile, Bergoglio has announced that his Newvatican is drowning in red ink and that the expenditures of all departments are being slashed. He desperately needs donations from the Americans whom he has now publicly despised so much for the hypocritical Bergoglio's Biblical "charity." The Ship of Newchurch is seriously foundering while Bergoglio prattles on.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Because the Newchurch of the New Order is not the Catholic Church, should it matter to traditional Catholics what Newchurch does?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Most of the questions that we Fathers receive from readers relate to the state of the Church and how they should regard the Novus Ordo sect. Every day we have to confront abysmal ignorance about religion and Catholicism, which has skyrocketing since the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965). Good teaching involves a lot of repetition to cement points: repetitio mater memoriae. When people are ignorant, all the more repetition is necessary.
In addition, many of the confused family, friends, co-workers, and other acquaintances of traditional Catholics read news items about the Newchurch, which they erroneously think is the "Catholic" Church. Thus, every traditional Catholic must be a defender and teacher of the True Faith and needs to have as much information to inform confused souls as possible from a traditional Catholic source. Surely when you have read these news items, you have said to yourself, "They got that wrong," so you know the need to have ammunition for the True Faith.
We Fathers talk to a wide variety of confused people every day, so we know what is actually going on out there. It is worse than you think. Even many traditional Catholics want to stick their heads in the sand and not engage actively in promoting the True Faith. Many confused souls do not know of the filth and corruption that goes on in Newchurch, which many of them still think is the "Catholic" Church. Regrettably, it is necessary to force these Newchurchers to smell the stench before they are inclined even to think about converting to traditional (true) Catholicism. Someone living in a pig-sty will not be able to perceive anything true until he realizes the reality of where he is and gets himself out!
And the defense and teaching offered by traditional Catholics is gradually working. It has taken sixty years, but more and more traditional Catholic voices are now speaking out against the fraud of the Newchurch and its Newpopes, who are Marxists and Modernists of the worst sort. Attendance and money going to Newchurch, according to reliable studies, are plummeting. We can only hope that, Deo adiuvante, at least a few of these souls will now be able to find their way to the True Faith, the traditional Catholic Faith. And it is only through traditional Catholics' realistic truth-telling -- exactly what Newchurch doesn't do -- that this process can grow.
In the face of severe income shortages to Newvatican because Newchurch's continuing Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, Francis-Bergoglio has ordered all departments to slash their expenditures. He called Newvatican's financial situation "grave." Newvatican's deficit of some over 77,000,000 U.S. dollars in 2017 doubled in the following year. The 2018 deficit equals about one quarter of Newvatican's budget
Moreover, Bergoglio has been without a Chief Financial Officer since 2017, when Newcardinal George Pell left Newvatican to stand trial in Australia for sex crimes. In December 2018 Pell was convicted and is now in prison. Bergoglio continues to hold the position open for Pell and refuses to accept his conviction and appoint a replacement. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Fox Business News.]
True Catholics, almost half of Newvatican's budget goes to pay bloated salaries and pensions for its 3,000 lay employees, many of whom are non-essential. Financial corruption has played a major role in the deficit. For example, Newvatican paid 600,000 dollars in what amounted to graft for a Christmas manger scene in St. Peter's Square. Many of the Newchurchers who have not quit Francis-Bergoglio outright have severely cut their donations to his financial and paedophile scams, like Peter's Pence.
On August 8, 2019, the German Newchurch reported the alarming exodus of 216,078 Newchurchers in 2018, as Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust and Newchurch's moral, doctrinal, and liturgical corruption continues. The exodus is growing year by year with no end in sight. Five years ago, in 2013, 178,805 Newchurchers quit. So, the 2018 figures show a drop of one in five over just a five-year period. This is an catastrophic drop!
Like some other mostly Germanic countries, a church tax, known as the Kirchensteuer, Germany imposes a tax on members of religious congregations. Over one million Newchurchers have contacted the German government to renounce Newchurch and take themselves off the church-tax rolls. In Germany, Novus Ordo "initiated" Newchurchers pay a church tax of just under 10 per cent of their income to the state, which, after the government takes 3 per cent for itself, is transferred to Newchurch, unless they contact the state to cancel their Newchurch membership. The German Newchurch is the second richest in the world, after the United States. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by UK's. The Tablet.]
True Catholics, by this time two-thirds of German Newhurchers have quit since the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) and taken themselves off the church-tax rolls. It is only through the meagre remainder of church-tax collections that the German Newchurch is able to survive at all. The church tax is by far the most important source of income for the German Newchurch. German [New]bishops' Conference President, Newcardinal Reinhard Marx, admits that Newchurch is going through “stormy times." A more accurate metaphor would be a tornado!
Neo-conservatives in Newchurch are reeling today at the news that Francis-Bergoglio has pulled a fast one on them to remove their remaining influence and their remaining power. Today Bergoglio named ten new voting Newcardinals, who will enter his College of Newcardinals on October 5, 2019, on the eve of his heretical Amazon Synod. Nine of the ten new electors are archleftists from the Neo-pagan branch of Newchurch. Only one, an African, is a even a Neo-con. This consistory spells a take-over of the Newcollege in favor of the Neo-pagan party.
Telling is the fact that although there are now Newcardinals from the Congo, Morocco, Indonesia, Guatemala, Tunisia, and Communist Cuba, Francis-Bergoglio did not name any from Europe (outside of little Luxembourg) who are not servants in Bergoglio's Newvatican bureaucracy. Newchurch still does not have a Newcardinal for Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., or St. Louis. The College of Newcardinals currently has 215 members, 118 of whom are electors. Bergoglio has obviously padded the number -- to the extreme. The 11 new voting Newcdardinals are:
There were only two vacancies among the 120 voting Newcardinals, so Bergoglio decided to overfill the Newcollege by eight (not counting three new appointees who are over eighty years of age and therefore cannot vote in a conclave). It can now be calculated that, as of at January, 1, 2020, 51+ per cent of all the electors in the Newcollege will be Marxist/Modernist Bergoglians, and a majority will be reached even by October 5, 2019.
And who was responsible for the mispractice of overfilling the Newcollege? Why, it was Karol Wojtyla, of Poland, AKA "Unsaint" JPII-Wojtyla.. So the Neo-cons are getting a taste of their own medicine! To the 51-plus per cent of Bergoglian electors must be added the numerous Marxist/Modernist/Leftists (i.e. Neo-pagans) named by JPII-Wojtyla and Benedict-Ratzinger to "keep a balance" of influences. Don't forget that it was those Modernist/Leftist Newcardinals who elected Bergoglio in the first place!
With this new consistory, the chance of getting even a Neocon pope (i.e. a Leftist heretic from the 1960s) like Benedict Ratzinger is as nil as can be. In any case, Bergoglio will not retire until he turns 85 in 2021 -- and he probably not even then! By then, even more Newcardinals will be Marxist/Leftist Bergoglians. Neocon Newcardinals like Muller and Burke can forget it. This is a time for action, not words, so there is no place for them in the Bergoglian future. The next Newpope will likely be someone like Newcardinal Tagle, of the Philippines, and the paganization of Newchurch will therefore continue indefinitely into the future.
The last vestiges of Catholicism have dissolved into the mist in Newchurch. The Catholic Church, already absent from Newchurch, now exists entirely outside of Newchurch. So now is long past the time to abandon ship, for Newchurch is the Titanic, and it is heading for the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, not the port of a blessed eternity.
So why do Davide Fellay and Bernard Pagliarani of the untraditional Neo-SSPX negotiate with Newchurch for a poisoned "personal prelature"? Because they want to join the largest real estate giant on the planet earth. They don't give a fig about Jesus Christ or His holy and immaculate mother. They want financial security for their presbyters and Newbishops.
We cannot blame Bergoglio for being lazy or irresolute! These Marxist/Modernist/Leftists work very hard to destroy the Church founded by Jesus Christ. Sloth may be the one sin they do not commit! What is needed is traditional Catholic priests and laymen who do not merely stand their ground against these Neo-pagans, but pull strongly in the opposite direction against them. The basis of such action is the exclusive use of the valid Traditional Latin Mass (of 1950, before Bugnini's Freemasonic Protestantization and gutting of Holy Week). The so-called "Mass of 1962 (AKA "Extraordinary") is a part of the Neo-paganization and cannot be tolerated.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
The Congregation of Mary Immaculate (CMRI) seems to be a traditional Catholic organization. From the reports that you have received over the years, do you conclude that the CMRI is staffed by priests, brothers, and sisters who have remained faithful to the authentic traditional Catholic Faith?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
The CMRI is on the whole a truly traditional Catholic organization. We have been impressed over the years with the prudence of its bishop of many years and with the balanced traditional Catholicism that we have observed in its clergy.
CMRI does have one significant problem that it needs to address and has been the subject of communications from concerned readers over the years. CMRI holds to the revised Mass and Divine Office through 1958, not the fully Traditional Latin Mass of 1950. Thus, CMRI uses the first stage (1950) of the Freemason presbyter Hannibal Bugnini's Protestantizing revisions of the Holy Mass and Divine Office. Those revisions include not the traditional Catholic and Apostolic Holy Week, some parts of which go back to the early Church, but Bugnini's 1956 gutting of Holy Week to make it adhere to a Protestant model. In fact, Bugnini already went so far in 1956 that the Half Novus Ordo "New Latin Mess" of 1962 includes it almost without change, as does the full-blown Novus Ordo of 1969.
CMRI tries to justify its use of the Protestantized 1956 Holy Week by claiming that it occurred under Pius XII, whom they consider the last traditional pope (a contention that is coming under increasing scrutiny by traditional Catholics). The fact of the matter is, however, that Pius XII never approved this Protestantization of the traditional Holy Week. It was rammed through by the Modernists while Pius XII was gravely ill after 1954, was suffering hallucinations from the medical treatments that he was receiving, and was often screamed out in pain, to be heard throughout the Papal Apartments. Pius XII never approved the document for the Protestantized Holy Week in forma specifica, as was required to make it binding as a papal document. At the time churches in Britain, Italy, and other localities refused to implement the Protestantized Holy Week.
Over the years we have received a number of complaints from traditional Catholics who won't go to CMRI Holy Week services for this reason. They have been trying to persuade the CMRI bishop to correct the situation. It is unclear whether he now allows his CMRI priests to use the traditional rite at their choice or not. The reports that we have received are contradictory. At least such a choice would be a step in the right direction and a pathway to eventual exclusive use of the traditional Catholic and Apostolic rites for the most sacred week of the liturgical year before they were Novus Ordoized.
On August 31, 2019, Francis-Bergoglio appointed as his Vice Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, with specific authority over the communications sector for those academies, a man whom the international press in March 2018 had exposed as a liar.
The notorious Newmonsignor Dario Vigano had been handpicked by Bergoglio as Prefect of the Secretariat of Communications to shake up the Bergoglian communications. Then Vigano in March 2018 created the scandal called "Lettergate," in which Vigano blurred out from the international press a paragraph in which Ex-Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger had told Bergoglio that he did not intend to read Bergoglio's new theological book, The Theology of Pope Francis, and would not give it his "imprimatur." Ratzinger in fact criticized the Bergoglio book in the letter. Vigano's lie was discovered by the international press, and Vigano was denounced for spreading "fake news." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
True Catholics, Benedict-Ratzinger's letter in reality indicated disapproval of Bergoglio's theology, which has consistently been called heretical from Newcardinals on down. The scandal also exposed tension between the two popes, a fact that Francis-Bergoglio did not want to get out. So Vigano lied to the press, probably with the connivance of Bergoglio, as Vigano, denounced by the international press as a liar, now a year latter has been reappointed by Bergoglio to head communication for the Pontifical Academies. This appointment stinks to high Heaven and exposes Bergoglio himself yet again as a complicit liar.
Just how anti-Catholic is the Vatican II Anti-council's Newchurch of the New Order was revealed at the outset. The first Newpope of the Newchurch, Paul VI-Montini, yet another one of those vile latter-day Newchurch "Unsaints," didn't wait even two weeks after his accession before giving his "blessing" to the Masonic/Pagan/Atheistic practice of cremating the bodies of the dead. Now in Newchurch cemeteries, beside bodies entombed or interred in the traditional manner, stand the ashen remains of those whose bodies have been burned to a crisp in violation of traditional Canon Law 1240.5, which provides: "Ecclesiastical burial is denied ... to those who have directed that their body be handed over for cremation."
Newchurch has now been mightily embarrassed that the State of Washington after 2019 will permit the "disposal" of human bodies by "composting." Newchurch, which has backed off under Francis-Bergoglio from its condemnation of abortion and euthanasia, is now troubled by the fact that composting "might not give the human body the dignity it deserves." Yet it was the hypocritical Newchurch itself that opened the door when its first act was to approve of burning human bodies to a crisp instead of reverently entombing them, as Our Lord's body was entombed, or interring them, as the ancient Romans and the Jews did. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Service.]
Nineteen U.S. states already permit "biocremation," a ghastly process in which the human body is thrown into a vat of lye and dissolved. Now the State of Washington has approved, starting in 2020, the "composting" of human bodies, in which the body is mixed with wood chips and straw. In order words, "the temple of the Holy Ghost" (1 Corinthians 6:20/DRV) becomes fertilizer.
True Catholics, the ancient Romans, who were, after all, the predecessors of the Roman Catholic religion, started to burn bodies only in the Empire, when manners became corrupt. In the Roman Republic, bodies were interred, and desecration of graves, so common today, was severely punished then, as Cicero tells us, with derision against the practice. Christians designed the catacombs primarily as burial grounds to safeguard Christian graves against desecration, especially because the bodies of Christians were sometimes burned for the purpose of mocking their belief in the future life.
With the conversion of the Roman emperor Constantine to the Catholic Faith in the fourth century, the persecutions ceased. Gradually, as Christianity spread throughout the empire, pagan practices such as cremation were discontinued. St. Augustine denounces the practice as horrible and barbarous. Cremation ceased altogether by the fifth century and did not exist in the Western world from that time until the 19th century, when the Freemasons, pagans, and atheists revived the practice as a way of attacking Christianity. The first crematorium in modern times was built in Milan in 1974.
For further information on this topic, click on FAQ10: How Do You Explain These Traditional Catholic Beliefs? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department, in the section "Cremation and Traditional Funeral Instructions."
"Stay away from visions, apparitions, and miracles as much as you can. Be careful of visions, even when they are authentic," warned St. John of the Cross (1542-1591), regarded as the Church's greatest mystic. "Our Lord ... through his Public Revelation [Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition] has given all that is needed for salvation.... [Ridiculousness] is a mark of human or diabolical machination."
The Mystic Saint's words were proven true yet again when a Newchurch woman, blasphemously wearing a crucifix around her neck, painted tears of blood on a Marian statute in a Newparish church near Fort Worth, Texas. She then claimed that she was a Marian "visionary." This fraud is reminiscent of others like Medjugorje, Garabandal, and even, to some extent, Fatima, which was proclaimed by a well-known Marian presbyter, now dead, to be on the same level as Sacred Scripture. Heresy! No private revelation, a term that includes any purported revelation outside of Catholic Scripture and Apostolic Tradition, can be a part of the Public Revelation of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Newchurch fraud claimed to have received "apparitions" from Christ, Mary, and several Saints. She also claims that several miracles occurred as a result of these visions: rose petals from the sky, crying statues, and stigmata. However, when a cleaning woman revealed on August 28, 2019, that the "tears of blood," the "crying statues," and the "stigmata" were all latex make-up paint, security footage from the Novus Ordo church revealed that the fake "visionary" herself planted the rose petals.
The Newchurch parishioners were reportedly "devastated" because they wanted to believe the fakery. Instead of being outraged at the fake "visionary," they turned against the cleaning woman who had exposed the fraud. And these Newchurchers make fun of mediaeval Catholic belief in apparitions?! [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Newchurch sources.]
True Catholics, in place of Catholic and Apostolic teaching and practice, to presume to find a new basis of faith in private revelations, prophecies, visions, and "signs and wonders" is the sin of "Apparitionism." The Gospels, St. Paul, and many other Saints warn us that visions, apparitions, signs, and wonders are much more likely of the Devil than of Heaven. In any case, it is Catholic dogma that none of them is necessary for salvation. Yet Newchurchers, and all too many traditional Catholics, fall prey to this kind of -- as St. John of the Cross terms it -- ridiculousness.