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Is this the beginning of the expected schism in the Newchurch of the New Order? Newarchbishop Jan Lenga, of Karaganda, Kazakhstan, has publicly proclaimed Francis-Bergoglio "The Antichrist" and has refused to include his name in prayers.
As a result of the public denunciation, Newchurch has panicked, attempting to silence its Newarchbishop. First to react was Poland, the homeland of the First Paedophile Newpope, the "Unsaint" Newpope JPII-Wojtyla, which has tried to stop Lenga from preaching and simulating the invalid (fake) New Order Mess, as well as speaking to the media. The "Polish Church" (note that even it does not dare to call itself the Catholic Church) admitted that it feared "scandal" on top of the scandals already caused by the "Unsaint" Wojtyla for his public support of paedophile presbyters and Newbishops.
In May 2019 Newarchbishop Lenga co-signed a 40-point "Declaration of Truths," together with Newcardinals Raymond "Bully" Burke and Janis Pujats and with Newarchbishop Tomasz Peta, which demonstrated that Bergoglio preaches heresy. Lenga proclaimed: [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Tablet]
Bergoglio [Lenga refuses to use the term "Francis"] has not confirmed himself in the Faith and is not passing that Faith to others; he is leading the world astray. He proclaims untruths and sins, not the Tradition that has endured for 2000 years... He proclaims the truth of this world, which is precisely the truth of the Devil.
True Catholics, that fact that the Newchurch of the New Order and its current leader, Francis-Bergoglio, are not Catholic is becoming too obvious to deny. Many voices in Newchurch, even in its upper echelons, are now simply stating this obvious fact publicly. But a dwindling number of Newchurchers still immorally support the heretical Newchurch with their attendance and money, knowing full well that it is infested with not merely the Coronavirus, but the deadly Black Plague that killed more half of the Catholic Church in the 14th century.
Even during the Black Plague of the fourteenth century that devastated one-third of the European population with a pustulent, bacterial pestilence, Catholic churches remained open to give whatever solace they could through the Holy Mass and Sacraments. But not the fake Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church. When a couple of hundred cases of infection by the Coronavirus appeared in Northern Italy, Newchurch on February 23, 2020, used the convenient excuse to slam shut the doors of its churches, most of them stolen from the Catholic Church, the heretic King Henry VIII stole the Catholic churches in England.
Newchurchers in Milan, Venice, and other areas of Northern Italy will no longer have access to the phony Newchurch service nor its phony "sacraments." It is possible that some of these N ewchurches will never reopen. All in all, that would be a good result to stop the spread, not of the Corona virus, but of the heresy and fraud that is the Newchurch of the New Order. Other surrounding Newdioceses used the convenient excuse to ban Newchurchers from taking the Novus Ordo cookie on the tongue and force them to take it into their filthy hands only. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
True Catholics, the Coronavirus is far less epidemic and serious than the seasonal winter flu., which kills annually up to 500,000 souls. As of the date the Newchurches were closed, only 17 souls had died. Newchurch obviously understands what a fraud it is perpetrating upon its followers. In truly difficult times real Catholics resort to the Mass and Sacraments more than ever. Newchurch, which as an heretical and even pagan organization, is completely devoid of grace and sacraments for its followers. Thus, it is so easily shut down -- and should remain shut down forever.
It has happened in many civil governments: the permanent bureaucracy, which is never changed or fired, runs the government, not the elected officials. The same is true in the Newchurch of the New Order, which is not a religious organization (it is most certainly not the Catholic Church), but a secular one. Newchurch has increasingly lost any truly religious content, but now has secular goals such as promoting illegal immigration and pushing the political "global warming" agenda, even more so under the regime of Francis-Bergoglio.
At Bergoglio's United States arm, the U.S. Conference of [Newchurch] Bishops, the situation has been exposed to be just the same. A deep-state permanent bureaucracy runs the organization, not the 427 Newbishops of the United States. Recently, the bureaucracy overruled the Newbishops, who directed by a vote of 143-69 that anti-abortion efforts should be treated as a "preeminent issue." Yet on March 20, 2020, the bureaucracy released a series of five videos on Newchurch "social teaching," in which the "preeminent" subject of abortion was completely omitted.
Instead, the bureaucracy's activities have been criticized for supporting the policies of the U.S. Democratic Party's anti-Christian National Committee. Of the 99 Democrats in the House of Representatives who call themselves Newchurchers, 98 support a mother's "right" to abort her child at least until birth. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the CCI Newsletter.]
True Catholics, these unCatholic videos produced and disseminated across Newchurch in the United States by the deep-state permanent bureaucracy are paid for -- without their knowledge -- by their dwindling number of Newchurchers in their Sunday collections, from which a tax is paid to the Newbishops' Conference. That tax was increased November 2019 to support that ever-growing bureaucracy. Already the 427 Newbishops, who are supposed to be in control of that bureaucracy, are being sued for fraud in a class action suit for knowingly promoting Francis-Bergoglio's Peter's Pence as a charity while knowing full well that most of the money does not go to charity, but to the Newvatican's own bureaucracy. Those U.S. Newchurchers in the class-action suit can now add this Political Video Fraud to their lawsuit.
Applause is prohibited in church. Among others, Pope St. Pius X made that very clear. Yet at the "New Mess," applause is quite common. Of course, the "New Mess" is not a Catholic Mass, so the sacrilege is not surprising.
One Novus Ordo voice was raised recently, from a unconsecrated (Newchurch has not consecrated bishops since the 1968 Protestantized New Ordinal, so there are no valid bishops in Newchurch, just as there are no priests since 1968) Filipino Newarchbishop, Socrates Buenaventura Villegas. In a pastoral letter issued February 21, 2020, he condemned the practice of applause during the New Mess. "Would anyone have applauded as Christ ascended Calvary? Would the Blessed Mother or John, their favorite, have done it?"
Instead of applause, Villegas advocated sobriety, silence, and self-control. Yet these are just the qualities in which the New Mess is essentially lacking. Even Protestants behave better in their churches. Newchurchers have simply lost it because of their invalid (fake) Mess. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Asia News.]
True Catholics, the Newarchbishop described applause in church as "shallow and cheap." That is true, as far as it goes. But he and his fellow unconsecrated Newbishops are still blind to the fact that the "New Mess" is not a Mess. The proper response is to throw it out completely. Until that happens Newchurch is dead, devoid of grace and the sacraments.
Francis-Bergoglio, like all Marxist/Modernist/Communists is a very effective fraudster. Although he backed off in his February 2, 2020, document, "Querida Amazonia," which has not yet been issued in its official Latin version, from the most radical proposals that he wanted, he left loopholes in the document to get his Marxist/Modernist revolution through the backdoor. He was forced to forgo the front door after the embarrassing dustup with the Ex-Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger on a celibate clergy.
Now Francis-Bergoglio's ghostwriter, Newarchbishop Víctor Manuel Fernandez, of Argentina, who wrote Bergoglio's heretical 2016 document Amoris laetititia (The Joy of Sex), which opened the door to bigamists living in sin to munch the Novus Ordo cookie and swill the Novus Ordo Kool-Aid, has revealed that Bergoglio's latest document opens the door to non-celibate presbyters through some contrived pagan "Amazonian Rite," yet another unCatholic fabrication like the "New Mess." This new rite would be clothed in the teaching of the Vatican II Anti-council on "inculturation" and will likely include worship of the pagan Pachamama goddess, whose statue Bergoglio had installed in St. Peter's. Basilica. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
True Catholics, the "inculturation" heresy maintains that phony rites can be fabricated at will to please local groups though the vehicle of the Protestant heresy known as the "priesthood of the people." It has been the death-knell for the Roman Catholic Mass in Newchurch through the introduction of the vulgar tongues and of lay ministers running all around the sanctuary. No one can say that Francis-Bergoglio is a devious devil!
Voices are now being raised against the Marxist/Modernist Francis-Bergoglio's sellout of his Newchurch to the murderous and autocratic state of Communist China. The latest to denounce Bergoglio for his sellout is U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, a candidate for the U.S. Presidency in 2016. He criticized Bergoglio's silence about Communist China's war on religious freedom and supported the position of Newcardinal Joseph Zen, of Hong Kong, who has also attacked Bergoglio's sellout. Bergoglio has recently given indications in an interview released as a book that he himself is a Communist.
Rubio stated: "The [New]vatican made a pact with the Chinese Communist Party to force Chinese [Newchurchers] to support the [Communist] party. The [New]church shouldn't ignore China's continuing violations of religious freedom. The party’s abuse knows no bounds, whether Buddhist, Muslim, or Christian, and we cannot be silent. Senator Rubio's point is correct, even if he is not the best proponent of it. Rubio is not a Catholic, but a Newchurcher, and he even left Newchurch to embrace Mormonism and Evangelicalism before returning to the heretical Newchurch of the New Order.
Newcardinal Zen was once Catholic, but then deserted the Catholic Church to embrace the Newchurch of the New Order. He stated: “You can never compromise with a totalitarian regime because they want everything. Would you have encouraged St. Joseph to negotiate with Herod?" Since Bergoglio's sellout, the Communist Chinese government has markedly increased persecution of Christians, while Bergoglio has remained mute. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
True Catholics, while Newchurchers have lost their tongues, their leader, Francis-Bergoglio, is destroying their church in front of their eyes. At least the Chinese Newchurchers are trying to fight back. Faithless Western Newchurchers are doing nothing, and they will get what they deserve: the death of the fake Newchurch of the New Order faster than they imagine.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, became the 22nd Newchurch diocese to crash into bankruptcy.as a result of Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust. It had already had to pay 12,000,000 dollars to 106 child victims raped, sodomized, and otherwise sexually-assaulted by its Newchurch presbyters, Newdeacons, and Newseminarians.
In addition to the 106 child victims already paid off, there are more than 400 more as yet unpaid, to the tune of up to 100,000,000 dollars. Gainer is trying to get the jump on a pending constitutional amendment for Pennsylvania that would allow victims to continue to sue after the current statute of limitations. Bankruptcy would stop further victims from filing. Thus, Newbishop Ronald Gainer threw in the towel on February 19, 2020. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
Newdioceses that have already been bankrupted by the Newchurch Holocaust include:
True Catholics, while the criminal Newbishops of the United States try to outrun the law and deprive their child victims of at least financial recompense for the horrible crimes that Newchurch clergy have committed against them, many of the states of the United States are extending or eliminating the statutes of limitation for these paedophile crimes. At the same time the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating Newchurch crimes, and a case currently pending in federal court has charged all 300 Newbishops for fraud in the Peter's Pence scam, under which Francis-Bergoglio was raking in money to shore up the failing and immoral Newchurch although the donors were told that their donations were going to charitable works.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
What are Catholics to make of the 1000-year reign of Christ that certain Protestant sects call "The Millennium"? Is it a part of Catholic belief?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Millennialism (or Millenarianism) is not held by the Catholic Church, but is characteristic of certain heretical Protestant sects, mostly Evangelical. It holds that at the end of time Christ will return to bring the saints to life and found a kingdom on earth, over which He Himself will reign as its king for a period of 1,000 years (a millennium in Latin).
The problem is that this notion is earth based and contradicts Christ's command to look to Heaven. The Great Western Doctor of the Church,. St. Augustine of Hippo, did originally accept Millennialism, just as he was a pagan at the beginning, but in his mature thinking came to reject the notion and to hold to the Church's teaching of one universal resurrection and the final judgment at the end of time, which the Catholic Church calls the General Judgment.
The ,am known as "007" for targeting financial corruption in organizations left his position on February 18, 2020, as head of Newvatican's financial watchdog agency, the Financial Information Authority. Rene Bruelhart, who had held the position since 2012 to clean up Newvatican financial corruption, told the press that he had quit because Francis-Bergoglio was not meeting his international obligations for financial transparency and instead continues to be involved with money-laundering, tax evasion, bribery, and other financial crimes through his "Vatican Bank," which poses as the Institute for Religious Works. The total amount of money involved is estimated to be 1,000,000,000 U.S. dollars.
Police have already raided Newvatican's Financial Information Authority and its Secretariat of State seizing evidence of collusion in a 160,000,000 scam perpetrated in the London real-estate market. Newvatican's own prosecutor called Newvatican's use of charitable donations from Newchurchers to speculate in real estate to be "highly risky and speculative."
On the same day that the Newvatican watchdog resigned, police raided the office and home of a senior official of Bergoglio's Secretariat of State, Msgr. Alberto Perlasca, who is the latest of Bergoglio's officials to be investigated for financial crimes. Four of Bergoglio's officials have already been suspended from their functions in previous raids. More raids of Bergoglio's top officials are expected. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]
True Catholics, the degree of Francis-Bergoglio's involvement in financial corruption is truly staggering. When confronted with the fact that he and his officials were essentially embezzling funds donated by Newchurchers thinking that the donations were going to charitable works, not real-estate speculation, Bergoglio's flippant reply was, "Why should they care?" It has long been clear that the Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church, is completely corrupt and must be altogether dismantled. Until then, the Catholic Church will reside not in the Newrome of the Modernist heresy, but in the churches, chapels, and oratories of those courageous traditional Catholic priests, bishops, and faithful not in any way associated with the fake Newchurch.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
It is hard to say that Pius XII himself was "going Protestant." More historical analysis needs to be done on this point. It seems that all too many traditional Catholic have a knee-jerk reaction about this issue, being of the opinion that Pius XII was traditional and that his successor, John XXIII, was not. Such a simplistic view of the evidence is getting shakier and shakier as more historical analysis is done. It may well be that the opposite is closer to the reality.
There is no doubt about the fact that Pius XII selected Hannibal Bugnini, a known Modernist, to head a brand-new Pontificia Commissio pro Generali Liturgica Instauratione (commonly called the "Reform Commission"). Pius XII charged the new Commission with "modernizing" the Traditional Latin Mass and Sacraments. This Pius XII did in 1948, some twenty years before the invalid (fake) "New Mess" of 1969 was finally imposed upon the Newchurch of the New Order.
Bugnini became the chief architect of the Novus Ordo "liturgy," and his commission essentially replaced the traditional Sacred Congregation of Rites, which since the time of the Council of Trent, had served as a watchdog against corruptions of the true Mass. Bugnini's commission began the destruction of the Traditional Latin Mass in 1951 and virtually year by year introduced changes that led to the full-blown Protestant-Masonic-Pagan "New Mess" of 1969. For a timeline of the changes, information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Traditional Latin Mass, Divine Office, and Sacraments department.
Whereas Pius XII favored the Modernist Bugnini, John XXIII detested his Modernism and fired him from his position on the commission. Moreover, John XXIII issued in 1962, eight months before the opening of the Vatican II Anti-council, the Apostolic Constitution Veterum Sapientia, which further confirmed the dogmata of the Council of Trent about the exclusive use of the Latin language in perpetuity in the precedential Roman rites, provided excellent arguments for that use, and established a commission to ensure that seminarians read, wrote, and spoke Latin fluently, as well as studied deeply the great works of Classical and Christian Rome for years. This is a far cry from what those few Novus Ordo presbyters of Newchurch who simulate the so-called "Extraordinary Mess" get: at best an eight-hour "crash course" in Latin. What a travesty is the "Extraordinary Mess," by which Benedict-Ratzinger wanted only to pull the wool over its Novus Ordo origins.
It started with the Vatican II Anti-council's (1962-1965) embracing the Oecumenical Heresy ("we all worship the same gods; all religions are equally true"), encouraged by the heretical Newpopes and brought to a nadir by the Marxist/Modernist Francis-Bergoglio, who is building a mosque on a Saudi Arabian island after signing an Oecumenical Declaration with the Grand Imam of al-Azhar on February 4, 2019.
Now the once leading "Catholic" University of Louvain, together with the "Catholic" University of Leuven, will train imams under a six-year program to serve infidel Mohammendan mosques. The Louvain, which once boasted Catholic graduates of the caliber of the Catholic orator and apologist Fulton Sheen and the founder of the Catholic Traditionalist Movement, Fr. Gommar DePauw, will now start by training thirty seminarians for the Islamic sect. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
True Catholics, these once Catholic universities now embrace the Islamic sect and have gone anti-life as well, recently declaring their support for a woman's supposed "right to abort." This corruption of the faith can be laid directly at the door of the Vatican II Anti-council, the putative Newpopes that issued from it, and especially the Marxist/Modernist pagan heretic, Francis-Bergoglio.
After an Irish presbyter was outed as the birth father of a boy -- just the latest of a rash of such cases -- Newchurch on January 20, 2020, released guidelines to deal with fornicating presbyters. In fact, so immoral are Newchurch presbyters that an international organization, Coping International, has been formed to advocate for the "children of presbyters."
The guidelines provide that presbyters who have fathered children may remain in the Newchurch presbyterate. This capitulation to immorality parallels Francis-Bergoglio's hotly-disputed desire to have divorced and remarried Newchurchers receive the invalid (fake) Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid. Whether the bastarized children would be housed and raised in Newchurch rectories was not mentioned by Newvatican. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the U.K. Tablet.]
True Catholics, the swamp gas of the Newrome marsh keeps eructating more and more corruption in Newchurch. Newchurch presbyters are routinely involved now in paedophilia, fornication, embezzlement, sodomy, and other grievous criminal sins. Is it any wonder that Newchurch is rapidly dissolving into the Newroman swamp, reminiscent of the fall of the House of Usher in Edgar Allan Poe's famous short story:
My brain reeled as I saw the mighty walls rushing asunder -- there was a long tumultuous shouting sound like the voice of a thousand waters -- and the deep and dank tarn at my feet closed sullenly and silently over the fragments of the "HOUSE OF [NEWCHURCH].
True Catholics are now wise to the false ways of Newchurch. One of the techniques used successfully since the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) to Protestantize the Newchurch of the New Order is to make a major change in doctrine by taking a small, almost unnoticed step, then let that one exception take over the entire Newchurch. This was the technique used to Protestantize the Mass into the vulgar tongues: at first there were only a few exceptions; now Newchurch has lost the true Mass and has only an invalid (fake) service.
A case in point. On February 13, 2020, Newchurch staged a blasphemous funeral for the well-known sodomite fashion designer Wendell Rodricks at St. Francis of Assisi Newchurch in Colval, Goa. Goa, on the southwestern coast of India, was settled by Portuguese Catholics in the 16th century, but has now defected to the Newchurch sect. Rodricks prominently pushed his sodomite orientation and his open "liaison" with his "partner " there.
Rodricks was known as a "gay rights champion." In spite of the fact that Rodericks was living in sin with his "partner," five Newchurch presbyters "concelebrated" his funeral Mess, including the secretary to the Newarchbishop of Goa. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Times of India.]
True Catholics, the Newcardinal of Bombay, Oswald Gracias, a member of Bergoglio's Executive Committee to run Newchurch, not only gave this blasphemy his "total approval and support" but also told his Newclergy to be less condemning of sodomy, one of the Four Biblical Sins that Cry out to Heaven for Retribution. No doubt Gracias first checked with the Third Paedophile Newpope Bergoglio. After all, Bergoglio, who himself isn't sure that he is a pope, famously claimed that he cannot judge one of the worst sins condemned throughout the Old and New Testaments.
If you want to know how low Newchurch "seminaries" have fallen, just look at the case of the presbyter "professor" at Christ the King Seminary in Buffalo, New York. Paul Lubienecki has been arrested by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation on February 12, 2020, for threatening the life of an investigative reporter for the local Buffalo television station. The reporter was investigating sexual and financial corruption in the Newdiocese of Buffalo, New York, where the notorious Newbishop Richard Malone was forced out on December 4, 2019.
Presbyter Lubienecki now faces five years in prison for his numerous death threats issued over a period of six months against the reporter, who has won state and national awards for his "I-Team" investigations of the Newdiocese of Buffalo. The reporter was investigating and reporting on sex crimes perpetrated at the Newseminary against the Newseminarians there. Several Newseminarians quit the Newseminary and reported the crimes. Lubienecki threatened the reporter and members of his family if he did not stop his reporting on the Newdiocese and its Newseminary.
In September 2019 the I-Team stepped up its investigation into the corruption when phone recordings of Newbishop Malone came to light and provided undeniable proof of his corruption. When Malone was forced out, presbyter Lubienecki stepped up his threats and extended them to two other victims. He left a message: “I love the bishop. Now you got rid of him. I hope you burn in hell.” (We wonder whether Lubienecki, as a good lieutenant of the immoral Newchurch, even believes in Hell!)
The case came to a head when, on February 4, 2020, the Newdiocese announced the closure of Christ the King Newseminary, Lubienecki left a message to the reporter: "You must be so happy the seminary's closing. You’re a bad person. I know where you live..... I'm gonna find you. I'm gonna kill you." The reporter and his family had to leave their home and go into hiding for a week while the FBI determined Lubienecki's identity (the coward had been leaving his threats anonymously) and effected his arrest for violation of federal law. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Buffalo, New York's WKBW-TV.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio himself sent out his agents to hunt down his own accusers: the man who wrote 2017's Il Papa Dittatore (The Dictator Pope), who turned out to be one of Britain's leading historians; and Newarchbishop Carlo Vigano, former Newpapal Ambassador to the United States. The Marxist/Modernist Bergoglio shares the same pattern of high corruption as his predecessor, the High Priest Caiphas, who also engineered the betrayal of Christ. At the time the Jewish Temple was riddled with corruption and embezzlement. Bergoglio has now added paedophilia to those crimes.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
Do Mary of Agreda's writings called Mistica Ciudad de Dios, Vida de la Virgen María (Mystical City of God, Life of the Virgin Mary) have any dogmatic value, or are they merely pious speculations? I ask specifically in reference to her description of the crucifixion in terms that are not described in the Holy Gospels.
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Your question provides a good opportunity to clarify once again what is dogmatic, i.e., what must be believed by all Catholics on pain of heresy as coming from Sacred Scripture or Sacred Tradition, and what any Catholic is free to accept or reject, as non-dogmatic pious speculations.
The writings of Mary of Agreda clearly fall into the pious-speculations category. They are, of course, not part of Apostolic Tradition, as they were written in the seventeenth century, 1700 years after the actual events, not handed down from the Apostles. Post-apostolic writings can never be affirmatively approved by the Church, as they are not part of Apostolic Tradition. The Church can determine only negatively that nothing in such writings is contrary to Apostolic Tradition. Accordingly, there is no obligation for a Catholic to believe anything in such post-apostolic writings. It is the dogma of the Church that Apostolic Tradition closed with the death of the last Apostle, St. John ca. A.D. 100.
It seems that Mary of Agreda's work is particularly controversial, coming from the exceedingly-graphic mode of Spanish Catholicism of the time, which was also reflected in Spanish art of the time.
As to the specific issue of the mode of Christ's crucifixion, we have historical records contemporaneous to the crucifixion that clearly indicate what the process was. Horrible as it was, to soft-pedal the reality is wishful thinking and does no honor to Our Lord. Actually, Our Lord's sacrifice is seen to be all the greater if we understand the truth of it. What Our Lord suffered to redeem us was horrible beyond belief. This horror is described in Sacred Scripture, particularly in chapter 50 of the Old Testament Book of Isaias the Prophet. The Church reminds of this horror also in Psalm 21 (Deus, Deus meus), recited during the stripping of the altar on Maundy Thursday.
It would surely be wrongheaded and unCatholic to sugarcoat the horror of the crucifixion, much as our cowardly human hearts may wish to. The truth about our redemption is certainly a fit subject for our Lenten meditations and one with which Mary of Agreda would certainly agree.
True Catholics have noticed that Saint Valentine's Day, February 14, the day commemorating the martyrdom of the Martyr-Priest, has disappeared and has been replaced by a vulgar knockoff, no-SaintValentine's Day, for commercial corporations to collect filthy lucre from ignorant secularists.
The origins of Saint Valentine's day are not in a saccharine sentimentalism, but in a love of God. The Roman priest Valentine was imprisoned for courageously professing his Catholic Faith and for helping other Catholics to do so, during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Claudius the Goth about the year 269. St. Valentine, who sent letters of spiritual encouragement (from which English derives the term "valentines") in the Faith from his prison cell, was eventually martyred by beating and beheading.
Far from representing mere sentimentalism, the red color and the hearts that are so prevalent this day amongst the secularist ignoscenti recall the fact that St. Valentine gave his body's red heart and his life's red blood as a Martyr for his Catholic Faith. As St. Augustine writes, quoted in the traditional Divine Office for this day: "In cuius glorioso agone duo nobis praecipue consideranda sunt: indurata videlicet tortoris saevitia, et Martyris invicta patienitia" (Sermo 44 de Sanctis) [In whose glorious agony two things must especially be considered by us: namely, the hardened brutality of his torture, and the unconquered patience of the Martyr].
In fact, the heretic Newchurch of the New Order on February 14, 1969, already obliterated the name of the Martyr-Priest from its Protestantized liturgical calendar, along with many other Saints who have been venerated since Apostolic Times: St. Christopher, St. Blase, St. George, St. Barbara, St. Catherine, St. Philomena, and 200 other traditional Saints.
True Catholics, you should set an example to others by rejecting the commercialized sentimentality around you on this day. Instead, you should be recalling how much blood the millions of courageous Catholic martyrs shed in the early centuries of the Church to purchase the precious true Catholic Faith for you -- a faith that today is being persecuted not only by the secular governments of the world, but by anti-Catholic Newrome itself.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
On January 31, 2020, Francis-Bergoglio gave another one of his interminable Novus Ordo "homilies," in which he claimed that Christ suffered "the death of the lowest criminals, physically and also morally terrible, naked in front of the people, and before his mother." Is it true that Christ was crucified naked?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Even broken clock is correct twice a day. It is true that the Roman crucified criminals naked on their cross. The whole purpose of crucifixion was exact the greatest humiliation from the criminals in order that others would be deterred from committing crimes. So horrible was crucifixion that Roman citizens by law could not be subjected to this penalty. St. Paul, who was a Roman citizen through his father, was not subjected to this punishment, but was beheaded.
It is only out of a desire to avoid offending public sensibilities that crucifixes depict the Crucified with a loincloth. We have no real sense of what Christ suffered to redeem us! When we remember the fact of His nakedness, His sacrifice makes even more poignant the Gospels' descriptions of the scene at the foot of the cross, with the hypocritical high priest Caiphas, symbolizing the pope, and his minions, symbolizing the bishops and the Jews who rejected Christ.
There it is right in the Bible in St. Matthew's Gospel (6:6-13), the Pater Noster (Our Father), ending, in the venerable Douay-Rheims version: "And led us not into temptation." This is a literal rendering of the Catholic Church's official Latin Vulgate: "et ne nos inducas in tentationem," which is, in turn, a literal version of the original Greek. Francis-Bergoglio doesn't like that phrasing, which even he admits is from "immemorial antiquity," so he ordered it changed. Even a pope (if that is what Bergoglio is) has no authority to change Sacred Scripture, in this case the very words of Our Lord, the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity.
The Italian Newbishops' Conference, nevertheless, kowtowed to Bergoglio's blasphemy, as has the French Newbishops' conference, and announced on January 27, 2020, that the Italian conference will change the Pater Noster, effective November 29, 2020, to end: non abbondonarci alla tentazione (abandon us not to the temptation). Scholars of Biblical Greek have ridiculed Bergoglio's change, confirming that the Latin version and the vulgar-tongued versions are "authentic, idiomatic, and literal renderings of the Greek." Even the Leftist German Newbishops, who always support radical change, surprisingly in this case reject Bergoglio. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
True Catholics, it appears that Francis-Bergoglio's own understanding of the prayer is defective, yet he has the temerity to reject Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the teaching of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church. Bergoglio blasphemously insinuates that God could "abandon" us to temptation., which is certainly not the meaning of the phrase. This case also highlights the folly of attempting "translations" into vulgar tongues and vulgar Novus Ordo Messes.
As Newchurch plummets in attendance since the imposition of the New Order sect with its fake Mess and Sacraments and its anti-Catholic doctrine and morality, the magnificent churches that were once built by true Catholics are being demolished or reused to serve secular purposes: liquor bars, condominia, grocery stores, and the like.
The National Trust for Canada estimates that 9,000 churches in Canada, many of them once Catholic, will be demolished or repurposed within a decade. Thus, history and heritage, as well as religion, will be destroyed in a confused and immoral secular world that needs true Faith more than ever. Churches have been making the situation worse by prostituting their spaces for blasphemous purposes such as "circus cabarets." One observer summed up the situation: "There is ... ]a mixture of shame, embarrassment, and anger." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.]
True Catholics, the actions of the Newpopes of Newchurch, viz., Paul VI-Montini, JPII-Wojtyla, Benedict-Ratzinger, and Francis-Bergoglio, to destroy the Catholic Church have led to plummeting attendance and donations. What true Catholic would want to fund heresy, immorality, and a pagan service? What is the point of saving a beautiful traditional church only to be gutted and turned into a liquor bar?
Francis-Bergoglio's document implementing Vatican III (aka Amazon Synod) will be issued on February 12, 2020. The letter is expected to open the door to deaconnesses, priestesses, and non-celibate presbyters. It is also expected to include a good dollop of "global warming" propaganda and the introduction of pagan practices into Newchurch. Newvatican has lined up a number of Newchurch mouthpieces to roll out the document, so you can be sure that it will be a doozy, as the draft leaked to the press already indicates.
The Marxist/Modernist Newpope has from the beginning of his regime set out to Protestantize and paganize his Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church. Convening an "Oecumentical Council" is too cumbersome and too expensive these days, so he decided to pursue his heretical goals through the Amazon Synod, which met in Newrome October 6-27, 2019. It is this vehicle through which he intends to metamorphose the Newclergy further into a Protestantism, in fact, into paganism. His announcement of that fact was his "blessing" of the Pachamama pagan idol in the Vatican Gardens on the day before the opening of the synod and his installation of that idol in St. Peter's Basilica. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio took his cue from the anti-traditional Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger, who opened the door into Newchurch for heretical Anglican Protestant congregations and their ministers in 2009. This is how Newchurch has operated since its fabrication on November 21, 1964, during the Vatican II Anti-council. A seemingly-limited first step is tried, and once people get used to that, all Hell breaks loose. In 1964, the use of vulgar tongues in the Mass was limited, but by five years later, the full-blown Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Mess, all in the vulgar tongues, was rolled out, and Newchurch no longer had a valid Mass, but instead an invalid (phony) New Mess, which could no longer even confect the Blessed Sacrament. That is why Newchurch since then has been so patently devoid of grace and has been enveloped in the worst liturgical, doctrinal, and moral holocaust imaginable.
Newvatian's unveiled its Easter postage stamp on February 6, 2020. It depicts the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity as a "hippie," as rendered by a street artist. Italians have been scandalized by the image, which follows on Francis-Bergoglio's funding through his "Peter's Pence," which has been exposed as a fake charity, of a film, complete with sodomite scenes, favorably portraying the life of a homosexual pop singer living in sin with his paramour. In addition, Newvatican's 2019 Nativity scene in St. Peter's Square was decorated with homoerotic figures. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Die Tagespost.]
True Catholics, before the advent of the pagan Newchurch, which now worships the pagan goddess Pachamama, installed by Francis-Bergoglio in St. Peter's Basilica, the subject for postage stamps was most often religious art of the great masters like Raphael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci. Bergoglio detests Catholic culture and prefers examples from the pagan jungle and the Novus Ordo creed that Christ is not our Lord, but our "buddy." It is just another example of the fact that Bergoglio and his Newchurch are in no wise the Catholic Church.
At base Francis-Bergoglio is a vindictive Marxist/Modernist. On February 5, 2020, he essentially fired his private secretary, Newarchbishop George Ganswein, for telling the truth about the book co-authored by Ex-Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger and Novus Ordo Worship Prefect Newcardinal Robert Sarah, in which the two challenged Bergoglio's desire to make the Newchurch presbyterate non-celibate. When even Ratzinger, under virtual house arrest by Bergoglio, recanted, Ganswein joined Sarah and the book's publisher in standing up for the truth, saying that the book reflected "100 per cent Benedict."
Ganswein had disappeared from heading Bergoglio's audiences in recent days. According to the Italian media, Bergoglio and Ganswein had a "violent encounter," and Bergoglio told Ganswein: I don't want to see you anymore. Bergoglio apparently became enraged at his private secretary for telling the truth and compromising Bergoglio's desire to reject Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition and to set up a non-celibate clergy like the Protestant heretics. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by The Tablet.]
True Catholics, Ganswein, who is also private secretary to Ratzinger, was exiled to the Old Newpopes' Retirement Villa in the Vatican Gardens, where Ratzinger is under virtual house arrest. Such is the penalty one pays in Francis-Bergoglio's Marxist/Modernist dictatorship if one tells the truth. It is all reeks of the Communist Soviet Union and the Communist regime of Red China, not of true Catholicism.
It should not be surprising to anyone that Francis-Bergoglio, the Third Paedophile Newpope, would want to reject the teaching of Christ and His Apostles on celibacy in the clergy. In yet another step in the process that has made the Newchurch of the New Order an heretical Protestant sect with a Protestant Mess and Protestant doctrine and with a morality far worse than the Protestants, Newbishops hostile to Bergoglio's Marxist/Modernism have leaked the contents of his pending February 2019 document that will open the door to a non-celibate clergy and then pagan priestesses.
The latest inspiration for Bergoglio's hostility to Catholicism was his blasphemous blessing of the idol of the pagan goddess, Pachamama, in the Vatican Gardens and then his installation of that idol in St. Peter's Basilica. His document will be the wrap-up of the heretical Amazon Synod (aka Vatican III) held in October 2019 at Newvatican, which was Bergoglio's staged effort to introduce overt paganism into his heretical Newchurch.
Bergoglio's expected document would spit not only upon Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, but more recently in the face of his predecessor, Ex-Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger, and his Prefect of Novus Ordo Worship, Newcardinal Robert Sarah, who coauthored a book denouncing a married clergy as non-Catholic. 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 "Priestly Celibacy."
True Catholics, at the time of the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), the influential heretic Swiss theologian Hans Kung, the bosom buddy of Ratzinger (later to call himself "Benedict"), whose license to teach theology was revoked and who later joined the Freemasons and excommunicated himself, advocated suppressing celibacy for the clergy and adoption of the heretical Protestant example. Francis-Bergoglio's efforts to destroy celibacy in his clergy are a natural consequence of Newchurch's heretical elimination of the Catholic priesthood by its adoption of the Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968, as a result of which Newchurch has had neither a priesthood nor a Mass since that time.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I went to a Traditional Latin Mass on February 2 and expected the Collects, Epistle, and Gospel to be from the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but the priest instead celebrated the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany. Yet before the beginning of Mass, he conducted the rite of blessing candles for Candlemas.
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
The priest made a mistake. The Neo-SSPX, which uses the Vatican II New Latin Mass of 1962, made the same mistake originally and had to send out a correction, as did the Newchurch of the New Order. The abolition of Marian feasts began with the Vatican II New Latin Mass of 1962 and became even more extreme in the invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan "New Mess" of 1969, so the pseudo-traditional groups became confused.
A fully traditional Catholic priest celebrating the fully Traditional Latin Mass should not have been confused. The 2020 Ordo, a publication that gives all of the liturgical instructions for each year, is clear. The Feast of the Purification (Candlemas) is a Double of the Second Class and thus takes precedence over Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany in 2020. About once every seven years the Purification falls on a Sunday and takes precedence over the Sunday, and the Sunday is merely commemorated; that is, its prayer immediately follows the Collect, Secret, and Postcommunion. The Last Gospel is that of the Sunday, as the Gospel of the Purification should have been chanted or recited as the Gospel of the Mass.
Your priest should have a copy of the most complete ordo for the year, published by the St. Lawrence Press. For further information, click on the TRADITIO Network's Traditional Liturgical Calendar department.
On January 31, 2020, Newvatican released the worldwide statistics for "nuns" in the Newchurch of the New Order, and it was a dismal picture: 70,000 left over the decade. Only 650,000 remain in the whole world. The Executive Secretary of the women's International Union of Superiors General had to admit: "We [are] diminishing." Although there were some small increases in Africa and Asia, numbers are sinking all the more in North and South America, Europe, and Australia.
The Novus Ordo "nuns" have all but given up their role as elementary teachers, which provided a backbone of Catholicism and education in general. Test scores in mathematics and language are, accordingly, falling to some of the lowest levels ever seen. Nor do the "nuns" work in hospitals any longer, as Newchurch has sold off its hospitals to secular interests. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Service.]
True Catholics, if Newchurch "nuns" don't teach and serve as nurses, what are they doing? They now point with pride to their involvement in useless areas such as Newchurch politics. They have also become quite involved in Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlment Holocaust. Although it doesn't get much coverage, probably from the embarrassment, there have been numerous cases of lesbian "nuns" assaulting children -- and each other. These "nuns" have fallen a long way from the time when traditional teaching and nursing nuns were so effective in educational and charitable work. No more. By their own assessment, they're now politicians!
The Knights of Columbus, which went heretic with the Newchurch of the New Order in 1964, now admits that it is paying the price. Because Newchurch membership is tanking, the Novus Ordo Knights are tanking too. The Knight have flourished since their founding in 1882, but Supreme Knight Carl Anderson at the Knights November 23, 2019, organizational meeting that the statistics are bad:
The Anderson admitted: "This is a crisis for our order.” The Knights are finding it harder to recruit men, especially younger men. Anderson admitted that the Knights of Columbus may have no future. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
True Catholics, the Knights in addition have been raising annually close to 200,000,000 million dollars, some of which recent investigations have revealed to have been embezzled by Francis-Bergoglio and his Newchurch leaders for political projects, not for the charitable projects that were supposed to be funded by the donations. No wonder the Knights went sour when they became Novus Ordo!
The institutional Church did not turn false all at once, or even at the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965). In fact, the heretical Modernists were already doing their dirty work from at least the reign of Pius XII (1939-1958). In 1948 it was Pius XII himself who snubbed the Sacred Congregation of Rites, which had zealously guarded the Holy Mass since the reign of Pope Sixtus V in 1588, just after the dogmatic Council of Trent, and started the heretical Modernist liturgical revolution by appointing the Freemason Hannibal Bugnini as General Secretary to run a new commission to change wholesale the traditional liturgy.
That commission's very name, Pontificia Commissio pro Generali Liturgica Instauratione (Pontifical Commission for a General Reform of the Liturgy), or the "Reform Commission" for short, indicated its nefarious purpose. For twelve years this Pian Commission worked hard to destroy the Roman Catholic Mass and substitute for it a Protestant service. That goal was achieved partially with the Half New Mess of 1960-1962 and the Full New Mess of 1969.
The Commission's final project, the Protestantized Half New Mess of 1962, included a wholesale revision of the Calendar, of the ranking of feasts (which demoted or abolished feasts of Mary and the Saints), and even of the sacrosanct Sacred Canon of Holy Mass. This work was promulgated by John XXIII, but in so doing, he specifically stated that the work had been done under Pius XII, and he was promulgating it merely out of respect to his predecessor.
To take just one example, which was sneaked into the Half New Mess of 1962, has great Sacramental significance. The Sacred Canon of the Mass, which begins after the Sanctus and ends after the Pater Noster, contains the holy words of Consecration, handed down (tradita) from Christ and His Apostles themselves. It is the earliest and holiest part of the Mass, changing which subjects the Mass into invalidity, i.e., makes it null and void, with no grace and no valid confection of the Most Holy Eucharist.
The dogmatic Council of Trent declared an anathema (excommunication) of anyone who dared to deny the Apostolic teaching: "If anyone says that the rite of the Roman Church, according to which a part of the Canon and the words of Consecration are pronounced in a low tone (submissa voce), is to be condemned" (Sessio XXII, Cap. IX, Can. 9) because of its holiness and solemnity. In the Traditional Latin Mass from Trent and before, the priest is required from Apostolic Tradition to use three tones of voice:
The first step toward the Protestantized "New Mess of 1969" (no longer the Mass) was Pius XII/John XXIII's elimination of the low voice in 1960. Within a decade, in the New Mess, the silent tone was eliminated altogether because Martin Luther disputed the true Catholic priesthood and advocated the heresy of the "priesthood of the people." Thus, thus the purveyors of the New Mass incurred the anathema (excommunication) decreed by the dogmatic Council of Trent.
The abolition of this Apostolic practice was intended by Pius XII/John XXIII to equate the roles of Christ's priesthood with the laity. The same heretical Protestant intention, partially incorporated into the Half New Mess of 1962 and fully incorporated into the New Mess of 1969, explains other changes intended to create the fake Protestant service that is used by Newchurch to this day:
So many voices are now being raised on all sides against Newpope Francis-Bergoglio because of his corruption, fraud, embezzlement, and heresies that he is becoming desperate. His Peter's Pence charity has been exposed as a scam to put money into his own Newchurch pockets, not to charity, and to be used in part to fund sodomite films. In the United States, his Papal Foundation is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for fraud, and all 300 U.S. Newbishops have been named in a federal suit for fraud.
Newcardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, President of the Italian Bishops' Conference, delivered the desperate message on January 29, 2020: "If you don't like [New]pope Francis[-Bergoglio], you can become Protestant." Bassetti admitted that an increasingly-large number of Newchurchers are denouncing Bergoglio: "There are too many people talking about the [New]pope." Bassetti also admitted that there is a growing disaffectedness among Newchurchers with Bergoglio.
Bassetti also admitted that the Marxist Bergoglio is stubborn in rejecting the teaching of the Catholic Church: "It's useless." Bassetti also referred to the growing influence in Italy of the populist Lega party, led by a conservative Newchurcher, Matteo Salvini, former Interior Minister, who publicly carries a Rosary to his public meetings. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
True Catholics, Bassetti is one of Bergoglio's henchmen, appointed by him as a Newcardinal in 2014. It is no suprise that he is a supporter of the Leftist party in Italy. Yet even Bassetti admits that the hostility against the Marxist/Modernist Bergoglio is significantly increasing and that Bergoglio has gone off on his own tangent. Newcardinals, Newbishops, and presbyters around the world are now courageously calling out Bergoglio for his heresies, alluding to the Catholic teaching: "Papa hereticus depositus est" (An heretical pope is deposed).
On January 28, 2020 it was announced that the Third Paedophile Newpope, Francis-Bergoglio, had co-authored a book on the life of the First Paedophile Newpope, Unsaint JPII-Wojtyla, in which he declares Wojtyla "The Great." Only three true popes have been given that appellation: Pope Leo the Great (r. 440-461), Pope Gregory the Great (r. 590-604), and Pope Nicholas the Great (r. 858-867). The book is a transcription of a series of conversations with a presbyter, Luigi Epicoco, and is expected to be published before the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Wojtyla, May 18, 1920.
The Newpopes since the founding of the heretical Newchurch of the New Order in 1964 at the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) are members of a paedophile Newpopes' clique. Wojtyla appointed Bergoglio as a Newbishop in 1992 and then made him the Newarchbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and Newcardinal in 2001. It was in Buenos Aires that Bergoglio was associated with the cover-up of rampant paedophile activity in his Newarchdiocese. Bergoglio returned the favor by invalidly rushing through, before proper investigation, the invalid Novus Ordo con-anizing of Wojtyla in 2014.
Under the Unsaint Wojtyla, paedophile crimes by Newchurch presbyters, bishops, and cardinals reached a peak that his been unequalled before or since. One particularly notorious example was the Legionnaires of Christ head, the pervert presbyter Marciel Maciel, who for years raped and sodomized boys and girls, men and women, even his own illegitimate children, which he sacrilegiously sired while under a vow of celibacy. Wojtyla's jig was up when the Boston Globe in 2001 exposed Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, news of which broke like a ranging wildfire around the world. The poster-boy for the cover-up was Newcardinal Bernard Law, of Boston, whom Wojyla refused to fire. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]
True Catholics, no wonder Francis-Bergoglio rushed through the con-anization of JPII-Wojtyla before the fact could come to light that under from 1978 to 2005 Wojtyla ran a paedophile operation in Newchurch, during which the greatest number of Newclergy criminals were given a Polish pat on the head and a thumbs-up to continue their predations against children. But now the worm has turned. The more Newchurch tries to praise Wojtyla, the more cases are revealed of children deflowered under his regime. No wonder his apparition displayed no halo, but the flames of Hell