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The TRADITIO Network recommends the Gregorian chant recordings of the St. John Schola, which is recording a CD series consisting of live recordings of the type of chant pieces that may be used at traditional churches and chapels. It makes no pretense to being professional, but to what is achievable, with a little work, by the average small lay choir. The hope is that this series will serve as a practical guide for the wider use of Gregorian chant in the traditional Roman Catholic liturgy. For ordering and descriptive information on the CD series, click on A Traditional Chapel Sings Gregorian Chant. This month's featured Gregorian Chant CD is: 14TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (VOLUME V)

St. John Schola Volume V

August 31, 2020 - St. Raymond Nonnatus, Confessor
Double Feast

Is Donald Trump a Closet Catholic?
His RNC Acceptance Speech at the White House Featured the "Ave Maria"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Christopher Macchio

Christopher Macchio, an Operatic Tenor
Whom U.S. President Donald Trump Personally Selected
To Sing the Schubert "Ave Maria"
From the Balcony of the White House
After the President Accepted Renomination for 2020
The Latin Prayer Was Electrifying
You Could Hear a Pin Drop
Even the Leftist Rioters outside the Grounds
Stopped Their Vile Noise
While the Sacred Hymn Was Being Sung
Perhaps Instinctively Respecting Its Divine Message

Viewers of U.S. President Trump's RNC acceptance speech on August 27, 2020, were given a rare treat when the President and his entire family turned to stand beneath the balcony of the south portico of the White House. They and the thousands of guests on the White House grounds listened spellbound for fifteen minutes while operatic tenor Christopher Macchio sang a stirring program of classical, operatic, and traditional patriotic music, accompanied by a small ensemble of operatic vocalists and instrumentalists (no electric guitars!).

Macchio began with Leonard Cohen's "Halleluja," followed by the final aria (in Italian) of Puccini's opera Turandot "Nesun dorma," made world famous by the Three Tenors (Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras). The final word of the aria, thrice repeated, is "Vincero" (I shall win), perhaps unwittingly prophesying the outcome of the President's 2020 campaign. Traditional Catholics would have been reminded of the words of the famous mediaeval hymn, "Christus Vincit" (Christ wins), whose "vincit" provides the root of the Italian "vincero."

Macchio followed this aria with an electrifying rendition of the Schubert "Ave Maria" in Latin. Among the thousands on the White House lawn, you could hear a pin drop. Even the Leftist rioters outside the grounds stopped their vile noise while the sacred hymn was being sung, perhaps instinctively respecting its divine message. Macchio concluded with stirring operatic renditions of the traditional American patriotic hymns "God Bless America" and "America the Beautiful," both prominently featuring the name of God in their verses.

True Catholics, the President specifically chose Macchio to sing on this occasion, having heard the operatic tenor before and describing him as "phenomenal, unbelievable, and incredible.? Nothing like this classical tour de force has been heard at the White House since the famous classical concerts organized by Jacqueline Kennedy in the early 1960s, featuring such performers as cellist Pablo Casals, pianist/conductor Leonard Bernstein, composer Igor Stravinsky, and violinist Isaac Stern. Usually all one hears at such political events is jungle music with jarring electric guitars (Obama), blaring saxophones (Clinton), and the like. It is certainly refreshing to hear for a change the beauty of the "Ave Maria" ringing out from the Trump White House over Masonic Washington, D.C.

August 30, 2020 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Semidouble Sunday

A New Study Show that Hispanic Young Men Reject the Novus Ordo Presbyterate
They Have Apparently Figured out that Newchurch Presbyters Are Not Priests

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Hispanic Newchurchers Declining

Although 40 per Cent of Newchurchers in the U.S. Are Hispanic
Hispanic Young Men Have Deserted the Novus Ordo Presbyterate
Hispanics Constitute only 3 per Cent of Newchurch's U.S. Presbyters
Of Whom Two-thirds Are Foreign Born
Hispanics, Once a Majority of Newchurchers in the United States
Have Fallen in the Last Decade to a Minority Group
A 20 per Cent Drop in a Decade

Although 40 per cent of Newchurchers in the United States are now either illegal or legal Hispanics, a study conducted by the Associated Press in early 2020 showed that Hispanic young men have deserted the Novus Ordo presbyterate (Newchurch has not ordained priests in the Sacrament of Holy Orders since 1968). Apparently, Hispanic young men are quite smart: they have figured out the fact that Newchurch presbyters are in essence Protestant ministers, not Catholic priests. Hispanics constitute only 3 per cent of Newchurch's U.S. presbyters, of whom two-thirds were not even born in the United States.

Moreover, Hispanic young men don't want to be sodomized by Newchurch Newcardinals and Newbishops, like the infamous Theodore McCarrick, who Bergoglio knew was a predator of Newseminarians, but allowed to continue in office because the predator McCarrick was Bergoglio's fund-raising arm for the corrupt financial administration of Newvatican. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Associated Press.]

True Catholics, not only are potential Newseminarians deserting Newchurch but also Hispanics at large are deserting Newchurch. The Pew Research Center reports that the majority U.S. Hispanics have now rejected Newchurch. In 2009, Hispanics constituted a majority of Newchurchers in the United States: 57 per cent. Now, just ten years later, Hispanics have fallen to a minority: only 47 per cent, a 20 per cent drop in a decade. The phoniness and corruption of Newchurch can no longer be hidden. It is now obvious to all.

August 29, 2020 - Beheading of St. John the Baptist
Double Major

Newchurch Admits Presbyter Was Never Baptized and Is thus a Fake
He Is the First of Thousands, Now that Newchurch Has Declared Many Newchurch Baptisms Invalid

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

Not only Is This Man Not a Catholic Priest
He Wasn't even a Newchurch Presbyter
Because He Was Baptized with a Non-Biblical Form
That Was Made up by a Novus Ordo "Lay Deacon"
But for Three Oblivious Years
The Presbyter Went Doing Novus Ordo Non-sacraments
His Newarchbishop Kept the Matter a Secret for Many Months
There Could Be Thousands of These Fake Baptisms
Nobody Can Trust Novus Ordo "Baptisms" Now
Because the Non-Biblical Form Used
Is Now Common in Newchurch

As if Newchurch didn't have enough problems with paedophile presbyters, now it has admitted that many of its presbyters are fake because they were never even baptized. On August 6, 2020, Newchurch admitted that many of its Baptisms have been phony. In a decree of that date, Newchurch's Congregation for the Doctrine of the [New Order] Faith unequivocally declared invalid a formula used in many Newparishes: "We [sic] baptize you...." The Congregation further declared that persons "baptized" with that form are in fact not baptized at all and have to start all over again. Presumably, corresponding baptismal records will have to be expunged.

Newchurch has not ordained priests since 1968, when it adopted the Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968, which merely "installs," in the Protestant manner, presbyter-ministers "to preside over the assembly," no longer priests under the Sacrament of Holy Orders "to offer the sacrifice of the Mass." Even a priest ordained under the traditional Sacrament of Holy Orders is not valid if he has not been baptized. But even Newchurchers must be baptized before they can be "installed" as presbyter-ministers.

On August 22, 2020, the first of what will be many cases of invalid Newchurch presbyters has come to light since the Congregation's August 6, 2020, declaration. Matthew Hood, of Detroit, Michigan, realized that he had been baptized in the non-Biblical form declared invalid by the Congregation. He saw a video of his own fake baptism, which used the invalid form. The Newarchbishop of Detroit, Allen Vigneron, kept Hood's invalidity secret, while he rammed through an equally fake re-"installation" to the Novus Ordo diaconate and re-"installation" to the Novus Ordo presbyterate. Meanwhile, Vigneron allowed his congregations to believe that the fake presbyter was real. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]

It doesn't really make any difference. Newchurch presbyters are not priests and, therefore, cannot effectuate any valid sacraments requiring a priest:

True Catholics, the fake Novus Ordo operation has now been exposed. And the Newarchbishop knew about the situation many months before he reported it publicly. Vigneron is also trying to ferret out all the other invalid "baptisms." There could be thousands of these, because the "laydeacon" who "baptized" Hood had been performing many other invalid "baptisms." Nobody can trust anything about Newchurch. It is a complete fraud; it is certainly not Catholic.

August 28, 2020 - St. Augustine of Hippo, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor
Liturgical Rank

The Leading Newchurch Publisher Uses Mormon "Angel" Moroni
On the Cover of Its Novus Ordo Throwaway Missalettes for 2021

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

The Mormon "Angel" Moroni
Who the Mormons Say Gave Joseph Smith
The Apostate Book of Mormon
Stands Atop Most Mormon "Temples"
Yet Newchurch's Premier Publisher in the U.S.
Claimed Not to Recognize Him
And Put the Iconic Image on the Cover
Of the Novus Ordo Throwaway Missalette for 2021

In addition to introducing an heretical, invalid (null and void) Novus Ordo Mess and "sacraments," the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) completely destroyed Catholic doctrine and education in the Newchurch of the New Order. So bad has it gotten in the fake Newchurch of the New Order -- which is most certainly not the Catholic Church -- that the leading Newchurch publisher in the United States placed a picture of the Mormon "angel" Moroni on the cover of its throwaway missalettes for 2021. The publisher, Oregon Catholic [Sic] Press, apologized in a press release, stating that it didn't recognize the iconic "angel" of the apostate Mormon sect! The image was provided by a Newchurcher who abandoned the Newchurch sect to join the Mormon sect.

So far has "Catholic" education sunk under the Newchurch of the heretic Newpopes Paul VI-Montini, JPII-Wojtyla, Benedict-Ratzinger, and Francis-Bergoglio! Yet the "Catholic" publisher claimed that "great care goes into chosing the art for our [throwaway Novus Ordo] missal[ettes]." Oops! But that "Catholic" publisher does not plan to trash the missalettes that have the Mormon angel on its cover. In any case, that Novus Ordo publisher probably knew exactly what it was doing and really intended to put the Mormon "angel" on the cover of the Novus Ordo missalettes for 2021.

Moroni is the "angel" who the Mormon (Latter Day Saints) sect's founder, Joseph Smith, claimed visited him on numerous occasions and showed him the fake Book of Mormon, buried in his backyard. This "angel" is prominently featured atop Mormon "temples" around the world. Moroni claimed to bring the "true Gospel" to Joseph Smith. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]

True Catholics, at least a few Newparishes have cancelled their OCP missalette orders. OCP is an illegal Novus Ordo monopoly, which is being challenged in U.S. courts. Publishing those throwaway missalettes is big business! But the problem is much more serious. The missalettes themselves contain the invalid, heretic New Order Mess. All Novus Ordo missalettes must be trashed. Newchurch and its fake Mess, doctrine, and morals must likewise be trashed. For a true Catholic, according to the First Commandment of God, there can be no compromise on this point.

August 27, 2020 - St. Joseph Calasanctius, Confessor
Double Feast

A Newchurcher Punches a "Lectoress" Twice in the Face at a Novus Ordo Pontifical Mess
As Newchurch Continues to Spin out of Control, Realizing that It Has Been Robbed of the Catholic Faith

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Lectoress Slapped

As Newchurch Begins to Turn against Itself
A Black Female Congregant
At Newchurch's Philadelphia Cathedral
Perhaps Objecting to the Fact That
A Modernist "Lectoress" Dared to Read
The Novus Ordo Scripture
Against the Stricture of St. Paul
That Women Should Remain Silent in Church
Punched the "Lectoress" Twice in the Face
As She Left the Novus Ordo "Sanctuary"
And Calmly Walked back to Her Pew

"I'm as mad as Hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore," says Howard Beale in Paddy Chayefsky's 1976 film Network. It seems that Newchurchers offended by the Vatican II Anti-council's aberrations may finally be getting to that point, as violent episodes strike Newchurch and especially its paedoophile presbyters.

A masked congregant at Newchurch's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Newcathedral, right in front of the whole congregation, a livestream audience, and Newarchbishop Nelson Perez, pontificating at the August 23, 2020, 11:00 Novus Ordo Mess, punched a "lectoress" twice in the face as she left the "sanctuary." Perhaps the congregant objected the fact that a Modernist "lectoress" dared to read Novus Ordo Scripture against the stricture of St. Paul that women should remain silent in church (1 Corinthians 14:34/DRV). The assailant, a Black woman, then calmly walked back to her pew.

The Newarchbishop was was obviously caught with his cassock down. He claimed that "there are safety and security plans in place," but obviously those plans failed. He admitted so when he called a meeting for the following day concerning increased security. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by ABC and CBS News.]

True Catholics, incidents of violence have been increasing in Newchurch, as some Newchurchers are coming to the realization that they have been robbed of the Catholic Faith by the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) and its handmaiden, the Newchurch of the New Order. There have certainly been incidents, reported in these Daily Commentaries, of aggrieved fathers attacking Newchurch's paedophile presbyters who have raped and sodomized their children. If Newchurch and its current head, Francis-Bergoglio, think that they can hide from justice, they have another think coming!

August 26, 2020 - St. Zephyrinus, Pope & Martyr
Simple Feast

British Archaeological Dig Discovers Artifacts for Illegal Masses
Used during the Time of "Bloody" Elizabeth I, when Catholics Were Murdered for the Faith

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Illuminated Manuscript

An Illuminated Manuscript Used in an Illegal Mass
During the Reign of "Bloody" Elizabeth I
It Was Discovered in an Archaeological Dig of a "Priest's Hole"
The Catholic Mass Was Prohibited in Elizabethan England
Under Penalty of Prison, Torture, and Death
In Our Own Times Government Enemies of the True Faith
Are Using Exaggerated Fears of the Chinese Virus
To Close down Churches Indefinitely

At an archaeological dig at Oxburgh Hall, a moated Tudor mansion in Norfolk, England, thousands of artifacts have been found, including manuscripts and music to celebrate illegal Catholic Masses. The hidden artifacts for Mass were .hidden under the floorboards of the estate's attic. When "Bloody" Elizabeth I persecuted, imprisoned, tortured, and brutally murdered Catholics during her reign (1558-1603), some Catholics escaped to the Continent, but others continued to celebrate Mass in secret in England.

The owners of the estate, the Bedingfelds, hid priests in a secret ?priest hole? at their home and participated in secret masses. The religious artifacts discovered in the attic may have been used in these illegal services. Among the greatest treasures discovered was a parchment fragment with gold leaf and blue ink that contained the Latin Vulgate text of Psalm 39, probably from a book used to celebrate the Divine Office.

The Bedingfelds were devout Catholics, persecuted for their Faith after "Bloody" Elizabeth succeeded Mary Tudor, who vigorously attempted to reverse the English Protestant Revolution. She attempted to restore to the Catholic Church the property stolen from it by her father, King Henry VIII, who apostatized from the Faith and was excommunicated by Pope Paul III. The Bedingfelds refused to sign the Act of Uniformity, which outlawed the Catholic Mass in England. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Smithsonian Magazine.]

True Catholics, these artifacts, speaking of a time when the government persecuted Catholics for the Mass, remind us of the current time, in which anti-Catholic government officials are using exaggerated fears of the Chinese Virus as an excuse to close down churches indefinitely and to persecute Catholics once again. In the Spanish Influenza of 1918, churches were closed only for a month or so, even though the death toll was over 50,000,000, whereas the toll from the Chinese Virus is around 750,000 -- only one per cent of the 1918 number.

August 25, 2020 - St. Louis IX, King of France, Confessor
Semidouble Feast

Francis-Bergoglio Thinks that the Mafia Is Too Devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Many of the Mafia Are Infinitely More Catholic than Bergoglio Himself

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Francis-Bergoglio & Soccer Ball

Francis-Bergoglio Now Wants the Mafia
To Stop Public Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Whereas He Himself Has Continually Desecrated
Her Greatest Shrine
The Archbasilica of St. Mary Major
By Placing on Her Altar There Profane Trash
Like the Soccer Ball Shown Above

In yet another apparent degradation of the Blessed Virgin, Francis-Bergoglio on August 15, 2020, seemed to indicate that the Mafia was too devoted to the Mary and called for "safeguarding religious-cultural heritage" and "the evangelical criteria of justice, freedom, honesty and solidarity." Whatever that gobbledygook means, Bergoglio didn't commend praying for Mary's intercession -- a Catholic dogma -- even by those associated with the Mafia, many of whom are infinitely more Catholic than Bergoglio's Newchurchers.-- and Bergoglio himself.

The whole confused affair sounded like some kind of Marxist/Modernist doubletalk, especially since Bergoglio, as his predecessor Newpopes, have employed the Mafia to run their own corrupt Vatican Bank. Moreover, on October 6, 2019, Bergoglio scandalized the world by blessing an idol of the pregnant pagan goddess Pachamama in the Vatican Gardens, while Newcardinals bowed in veneration of the idol. Bergoglio seemed to be associating this pagan idol with the Blessed Virgin. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Crux News Service.]

True Catholics, we seem to have here once again a kind of psychotic displacement. Francis-Bergoglio condemns the Mafia for the very same crimes that he is committing. He claims that Mafiosi are "excommunicated" and that they are "not in communion with God." Yet Bergoglio himself falls under excommunication for heresy. Nor is Bergoglio, as a Marxist/Modernist, in communion with God. But apparently the Mafia is not so "excommunicated" that Bergoglio cannot tap them to run his own corrupt Vatican Bank!


Ireland Once Had So Many Priests that Most Emigrated to Serve Other Countries
Now "Vocations" in Ireland Are So Low that Newbishops Outnumber Presbyters Annually

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
'Installation' of a Single Presbyter

In 2020, Only One Newchurch Presbyter
Will Be "Installed," Like a Protestant Minister
In the Entire Country of Ireland
No Man Wants to Waste His Life
Serving a Heretic Sect that Has Lost
The Catholic Faith, Mass, Sacraments, and Morality
Moreover, since 1968 He Won't Even Be Ordained
As a Catholic Priest under the Sacrament of Holy Orders
But Merely "Installed" Like a Protestant Minister

Once Ireland was so Catholic that it had a large surplus of priests, many of whom emigrated to foreign countries like the United States, where they made up a large percentage of the clergy. Now that Newchurch has taken over the institutional Church, the number of "vocations" -- if one can speak of "vocations" to a heretic sect -- is so low that there are more chiefs than Indians. In other words, the Novus Ordo "tribe" now has more chiefs (Newbishops) that than Indians (Newseminarians) to do the actual work.

In 2020, two Newbishops will be "installed," whereas only one presbyter will be "installed." Ireland currently has 90 Newbishops in 26 Newdioceses. In 2020 more Newbishops will be "installed" (Newchurch stopped consecrating bishops under the Sacrament of Holy Orders with the "New Ordinal" of 1968 and now merely "installs" them like Protestant bishops) than Newseminarians will be "installed" as presbyters (Newchurch stopped consecrating bishops under the Sacrament of Holy Orders with the "New Ordinal" of 1968 and now "installs" them like Protestant ministers). [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Irish Independent.]

True Catholics, only Newchurch is deaf, dumb, and blind to the cause of its "vocations" crisis. from which Ireland is far from the only country to be suffering. No man wants to waste his life serving a heretic sect that has lost its Catholic Faith, Mass, Sacraments, and morality. Moreover, since 1968 he won't even be ordained as a Catholic priest under the Sacrament of Holy Orders, but merely "installed" like a Protestant minister. Ireland has been particularly hard hit by Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust, which has only grown under Francis-Bergoglio. Until Newchurch repents and converts to the Catholic Faith again, it will continue to sink into oblivion -- as it should.

August 23, 2020 - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Semidouble Sunday

Francis-Bergoglio Blesses "Transsexual" Home for Men-Women
And Receives a Woman-Man and Her-His "Spouse" in Newvatican as "Gay Married"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
'Transsexual Spouses' with Francis-Bergoglio

Francis-Bergoglio Officially Receives
A Women Who Had Surgically Mutilated
Herself into a "Man" (Right)
And Her-His "Spouse" (Left)
Into Bergoglio's Newvatican Cesspool
Thus Implicitly Accepting "Gay Marriage"
It Is No Surprise that Bergoglio
Already Awash in Paedophilia
Would Spurn God's Natural Law
In Many Other Immoral Ways as Well

There he goes again! Newpope Francis-Bergoglio speaks out of both sides of his mouth. Now he has been caught blessing a "transsexual" home for men who have mutilated themselves into women, when even he had said at one time that "transsexualism" is immoral -- as it certainly is by Catholic moral teaching in accordance with the God's Natural Law. The home is called the ?Tutored Social Condominium for Trans (Men-)Women? and is supported by Newchurch Discalced Carmelites.

On August 18, 2020, Bergoglio blessed an infamous Argentinian Newchurch "Neo-nun" known as the "Nun of the Trans," and her new home for men mutilated into women and their homosexual male "spouses." Bergoglio admiringly addressed the "men," aged between 40 and 70, as "girls." He even added blasphemy by invoking the "Holy Virgin." In 2016 Bergoglio had referred to a woman who had surgically mutilated herself into a "man" and had received the woman-man and her-his "spouse" into Newvatican cesspool, thus implicitly accepting "gay marriage." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]

True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio despicably compared men who had immorally mutilated themselves into "women" as equivalent to lepers. One wonders what kind of immoral training Bergoglio received for Marxist-tainted Newclergy in Argentina. The two moral situations are entirely different. A leper is diseased through no fault of his own any more than one affected by tuberculosis. A man who mutilates himself into a "women" commits a grave offense against the moral law of God known as the Natural Law. It Is no surprise that Bergoglio, already awash in contemptible paedophilia, would spurn God's Natural Law in many other immoral ways as well.


Mohammedans Steal the Great Hagia Sophia Cathedral from Catholics
Such Provocative Action Once United Europe to Fight Nine Holy Crusades

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Hagia Sophia

The Cathedral of Hagia Sophia In Constantinople (now Istanbul)
For a Millennium the Largest Catholic Cathedral in the World
For a Century It Has Been a Museum at Least
But Now the Mohammedans Have Taken It Over Again
And Covered over Its Beautiful Mosaics, Icons, and Frescos
The Mohammedan Infidels Had Already Desecrated the Cathedral
By Adding Arabic Scrawls, Seen Here at the Front and Sides
The Lukewarm "Catholics" of This Age Will Surely Not Fight
Against the Mohammedans for Their Catholic Cathedral
With the Courage and Devotion
With Which the Holy Crusaders Once Did

In 1934 one of the greatest Christian Churches, Hagia Sophia, Greek for Holy Wisdom, the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, was built by the Roman Emperor Justinian the Great in 537 as the patriarchal cathedral in the imperial city of Constantinople. Its importance as a Catholic church cannot be overstated. Truly, Hagia Sophia changed the history of architecture and remained the largest cathedral for a millennium, almost 6,000 square metres.

Its famous dome, based upon the great Pantheon of ancient Rome, influenced Michelangelo's dome of St. Peter's Archbasilica. After the fall of Constantinople (later called Istanbul) in 1453, it was converted into an infidel Mohammedan mosque, but in 1935 the new secular Turkish Republic established it as a museum. The holy church remained safe in that condition until July 24, 2020, when it was again converted into a mosque, to the imprecations of true Catholics, Eastern and Western, around the world.

Such provocative action by the Mohammedans once united Europe to fight nine Holy Crusades, from the First Crusade in 1096 to the Ninth Crusade in 1271-72. The Catholic Church fought in the Holy Crusades against the Mohammedans to maintain the right of Christians to safe pilgrimage to the Holy Land, which had been blocked by new Mohammedan rulers of the area. Moreover, the Crusaders were attempting to free Christians who had been enslaved by the Mohammedans, a number estimated at well over one million. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by AsiaNews.]

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 "Crusades."

Good Catholics, Hagia Sophia's incomparably-beautiful Eastern Catholic mosaics, icons, and frescos were supposed to remain visible, but in fact they have been completely covered over by the Mohammedans, who had already desecrated the cathedral with the additional of Arabic scrawls in the sanctuary and along the colonnades. Control of the historic Catholic cathedral has been turned over to the Mohammedan Directorate of Religious Affairs from the secular Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The lukewarm "Catholics" of this age will surely not fight against the Mohammedans for their Catholic cathedral with the courage and devotion with which the Holy Crusaders once did.

August 18, 2020 - St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Widow
Double Feast

Naples Newcathedral Staged a Sacrilege on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Francis-Bergoglio's Regime Is Targeting Mary in Particular for Desecration

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

Naples Cathedral of St. Januarius
Now in the Possession of Newchurch
Desecrated the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
By Staging in Its Nave a Pagan Hindu Dance
Associated with the Hindu God Shiva
"The Destroyer" and Snake God
Francis-Bergoglio & Co. Have Singled Out
Mary in Particular
For Blasphemy, Sacrilege, and Idolatry

It has become clear that the Francis-Bergoglio regime has targeted the Blessed Virgin Mary for desecration. Unforgettable was the parody of the Virgin in the worship of the pagan Pachamama idol that was blessed by Bergoglio in the Vatican Gardens while Newcardinals bowed to the idol in veneration.

Bergoglio thereafter desecrated St. Peter's by erecting the idol in the very archbasilica itself. It was only through the courageous action of two offended Austrian youths that the idol was appropriated under cover of night and tossed into the Tiber River. Bergoglio himself desecrated the ancient altar of Santa Maria Major Archbasilica in Rome, the most venerable church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, by installing on it a soccer ball.

Now it is reported that in the "liturgy" for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15, 2020, the principal feastday of the Virgin, Bergoglio's Newcardinal of Naples, Italy, Crescenzio Sepe, staged pagan Hindu dancing in the Naples Newcathedral of St. Januarius. The Hindus danced their way down the nave to the high altar to the accompaniment of drums, which are traditionally prohibited in a Catholic church. (Of course, Newchurch, which has taken over once-traditional Catholic sites, is not the Catholic church.)

The particular dance involved is associated with the Hindu god Shiva "The Destroyer," one of the three gods in the pagan Hindu trinity. Buddhism later appropriated the dance, which is used in the rite to venerate the Holy Tooth Relic of the Buddha. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by La Repubblica.]

True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio and his Newpope predecessors together with their heretic clergy, having destroyed the Mass and the Sacraments, are now turning up the heat on their desecration of the Saints, particularly the Blessed Virgin Mary. Many of the traditional Saints and feasts of Mary were removed from Newchurch's anti-Catholic Novus Ordo calendar and replaced with Marxists. We TRADITIO Fathers have long called Newchurch "Protestant-Masonic-Pagan." Having gone through Protestantism and Freemasony, Bergoglio & Co. are now careening toward outright paganism. There is nothing of the Catholic Church in them and their New Order institutions. All true Catholics must completely shun such heretics and pagans, so strongly denounced by St. Paul the Apostle in Sacred Scripture.

August 20, 2020 - St. Bernard, Abbot & Doctor
Double Feast

U.S. Leftist Candidate for U.S. President Joe Biden
Is an Apostate Who Blasphemously Calls Himself "Catholic" for Votes

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Biden Performs 'Gay Marriage'

U.S. Presidential Candidate for the Leftist Party
Joe Biden (Center) Is All Smiles
Performing a "Gay Marriage" Ceremony
In His Official Residence when Vice President
Biden Claims to Be "Catholic"
While He Is Exactly the Opposite
An Apostate Who Uses the Term "Catholic"
Because He Thinks It Will Win Him Votes
This Is What Newchurch Has Become These Days
Merely a Scam to Harvest Secular Votes
From Defrauded Newchurchers

The Leftist candidate for U.S. President, Joe Biden, has once again exposed himself as a religious hypocrite. He claims to be "Catholic," that is, Newchurch (which is definitely not Catholic), but in fact he is an apostate, who claims to be "Catholic" to gain, he thinks, vile votes in the secular election. U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi is similarly a hypocrite who claims to be "Catholic" for merely for electoral purposes.

Both "Catholic" Biden and Pelosi strongly favor abortion up to full term and government funding thereof. Both strongly favor "gay marriage" (which is null and void, not marriage at all). These apostate politicians are thereby excommunicates for public heresy and apostasy. Even Newchurch in various places has denied Biden the Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid.

On August 9, Biden released a campaign video in which he claims that his "Catholic faith, [New]pope Francis, and the example of nuns" inspired him to run, yet he plans to sue Newchurch's Little Sisters of the Poor to provide gravely-immoral abortion on demand, sterilization, and contraceptive drugs. The U.S. Supreme Court has twice upheld the Sisters' First-Amendment right not to do so. But that is not good enough for Biden the Apostate, who opposes freedom-of-conscience protections in the U.S. Constitution. Biden also wants to restore full funding for the abortion-provider group, Planned Parenthood. Yet the Newchurch Sisters have not publicly disowned the Biden the Apostate. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Agency.]

True Catholics, Biden is an equal opportunity apostate, it seems. He did the kissy-kissy with the anti-Catholic Marxist/Modernist Newpope at Newvatican in 2013 and 2016 and does not hesitate to use publicity photographs from those occasions to perpetrate the fraud that he is "Catholic." B`iden is a hypocrite who blasphemes the Catholic Faith and abuses it for petty political purposes.

August 19, 2020 - St. John Eudes, Confessor
Double Feast

A Reader Asks: "Can a Catholic Have a 'Natural' Burial
As Long as there Is a Traditional Latin Requiem Mass?"

From: Michael
Natural Burial

'Natural' Burial Is Permitted to a Catholic
In the End, the Disposition of the Body
As Long as It Is Reverent
As Befits the "Temple of the Holy Ghost"
Is Far Less Important
Than the Traditional Latin Requiem Mass

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

My preference, when I die, is to have a "natural" burial:. no embalming, no metal casket (preferably a wicker casket with a cotton shroud), no headstone (although a small stone in memoriam would suffice). A small rosary prayer vigil among my family, friends, and benefactors, on the day before my burial would be most appreciated, along with a Traditional Latin Requiem Mass on the day of interment. Is this type of burial permitted to a traditional Catholic?


Yes, it is permitted. In the end, the disposition of the body, as long as it is reverent as befits the "Temple of the Holy Ghost," is far less important than the Traditional Latin Requiem Mass. For suggested traditional Catholic funeral instructions, 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."

August 18, 2020 - Within the Octave of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Semidouble Feast

Francis-Bergoglio Is Now Described as No Better than a Nazi
For His Silence while Communist China Hauls off Newchurchers, Jews, and Muslims to Its Gulag

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Xi Jinping

Communist Chinese Dictator Xi Jinping
Has Been Loading Muslims onto Trains
For Deportation to Internment Camps
Xi Is Facing Increasing Pressure
To Answer for His Atheistic Regime
But Not from Francis-Bergoglio
A Fellow Marxist Who Has Said Not One Word
Against the Red China's Pogrom
Even against Bergoglio's Own Newchurchers

There's one thing you have to say about those Communists: they stick together. The current Marxist/Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio has lost his tongue when it comes to speaking out against the round-up and internment of Newchurchers, Jews, Muslims, and other sects into Red China's gulags.

On July 25, 2020, Newcardinal Charles Bo of Burma, President of the Federation of Asian Bishops? Conferences, chastised atheist Communist China's "mass atrocities" against religion and, by implication, Bergoglio's culpable silence about the massacres. Earlier, that silence had been compared to the silence about Nazi Germany.

Why has Bergoglio, who pontificates to other countries about "human rights" said nothing about the predations and interment of religious people, including his own Newchurchers, that the government of Xi Jinping has been carrying out? Because Bergoglio engineered in September 2018 a multi-billion-dollar secret deal with the Communist dictator that bought Bergoglio's immoral silence. In fact, Bergoglio expunged from an already-published speech any reference to the plight of his own Newchurchers in that imprisoned country.

In the secret agreement, some of whose terms have now leaked out, Bergoglio gave away his Newpapal right to appoint Newbishops in Red China to the Dictator Xi Jinping. Now Bergoglio has been charged by the last British governor of Hong Kong with "cozying up to a Chinese Communist Party at the worst conceivable moment, just as it is embarking on a loutish rampage in China and beyond." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Foreign Policy.]

True Catholics, why should anyone be surprised? Francis-Bergoglio has essentially admitted that he is a Communist and that many now consider him to be so. It has famously been said: "Silence in the face of evil is itself evil.? Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." This is Catholic moral theology, in which St. Paul teaches that leaders who silently consent to evil will have to answer for their equal moral culpability.

August 17, 2020 - St. Hyacinth, Confessor
Double Feast

A Reader Asks: "How Many Times Is a Catholic Allowed
To Receive the Sacrament of Extreme Unction?

From: Maria
Extreme Unction

The Sacrament of Extreme Unction
Depicted by Rogier van der Weyden
A Dutch Painter of the Fifteenth Century
From His Triptych Altarpiece of the Seven Sacraments
This Sacrament, Often Called the Last Rites
No Longer Exists in Newchurch
In 1972 It Was Abolished and Replaced
With a Mere Non-sacramental "Blessing of the Sick"

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

How many times is a Catholic allowed to receive Extreme Unction? I've even been hearing that a person may receive it every time the person gets very sick or even before surgery.


The recipient must be ill, and the illness must be so serious that death may reasonably be feared. For example, if the person is not ill, but is to undergo an operation, Extreme Unction may not be administered. The Sacrament may be received only once during the same danger of death.

Note that the Sacrament of Extreme Unction no longer exists in the anti-Catholic Newchurch. In 1972 it was abolished and replaced with a non-sacramental "Blessing of the Sick." In Newchurch the dying person has no access to the Sacrament of Penance either. That Sacrament was done away with in 1973 and replaced by a non-sacramental "Rite of Reconciliation." Holy Communion was already invalidated in 1969 with the fake (invalid) New Mess.

The traditional Catholic Sacrament of Extreme Unction is often called the Last Rites because it includes several rites: the (final) Sacrament of Penance, the Holy Anointing itself with the consecrated Oleum Infirmorum (Oil of the Sick), Holy Viaticum (final Communion), and the Apostolic Blessing with Plenary Indulgence. All of this has been swept away in the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order. These days, Newchurchers are lucky if they get a eucharistic ministress to give them the fake (invalid) cookie and Kool-Aid.


As Rejection of Francis-Bergoglio's Newpapacy Increases
A Presbyter Who Publicly Refused to Use His Name in the New Mess Is Excommunicated

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Jeremy Leatherby

Presbyter Jeremy Leatherby
Of Sacramento, California
Is One of Many Newchurch Presbyters
Who Do Not Recognize the Marxist/Modernist
Newpope Francis-Bergoglio as Legitimate
Leatherby Took More than 350 Newparishioners
Away from His Newparish to His Independent Messes
His Newbishop Ran Scared
And Novus Ordo "Excommunicated" Leatherby
Even though Bergoglio Doesn't "Excommunicate"
Even His Criminal Paedophile Newclergy

Presbyter Jeremy Leatherby, of the Newdiocese of Sacramento, California, like a growing number of presbyters in Newchurch, has publicly refused to include Francis-Bergoglio's name in the New Mess. Newchurch is now running scared because more and more presbyters are standing against the Marxist/Modernist Newpope, who has never been ordained as a priest or consecrated as a bishop under the Catholic Sacrament of Holy Orders, merely "installed" like a Protestant minister. They view Bergoglio as illegitimate.

Therefore, on August 7, 2020, Newbishop Jaime Soto, who himself has never been ordained as a priest or consecrated as a bishop, proceeded to Novus-Ordo "excommunicate" Leatherby. Leatherby doesn't mention Soto's name at the New Mess either. But, surprisingly, over 350 people have been attending Leatherby's independent Messes, abandoning their Newparish. Perhaps it was this fact that scared Soto into doing what Francis-Bergoglio has refused to do even to his criminal paedophile presbyters, Newbishops, and Newcardinals: Novus-Ordo excommunicate them. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Sacramento Bee.]

True Catholics, presbyter Leatherby has figured out at least part of reality. He regards the sect that Francis-Bergoglio leads as not the Catholic Church. Now he has to come to the logical conclusion that the New Mess and "Sacraments" of that Newchurch sect are also fake. The worm is turning, and Newchurch is more and more being recognized for what it is: in no way the Catholic Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ.


U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate Didn't Prosecute Newchurch Paedophile Criminals
She Was in the Pocket of the Newarchdiocese of San Francisco

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris: I Swear to Protect Newchurch
From Doing Justice to the Child Victims
Of Its Paedophile Clergy
The Woman Who Wants to Be U.S. Vice President
Is a Known Colluder with Newchurch against Children
For Which She Was Amply Rewarded
With Maximum Campaign Donations
From Newchurch Operatives
She Also Wants to Kill Babies up to Birth
And to Have the Government Fund the Killing

When Kamala Harris was District Attorney of San Francisco (2004-2011) and Attorney General of California (2011-2017), she turned a deaf ear to the pleas of children who were victims of Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other regions of California. Nevertheless, on August 11, 2020, Harris was tapped by presumptive Democrat party U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden, who nevertheless called her a "fearless fighter for the little guy."

In fact, throughout all of the thirteen years of her tenure, Harris brought not one prosecution against a Newchurch clergyman, but instead acted as an accomplice to Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust. During the same period fifty major cities had brought charges against Newchurch paedophile presbyters and Newbishops. She was even accused of colluding with Newchurch by hiding criminal records of its paedophiles. She refused legal requests to provide these documents to journalists requesting them under the First Amendment. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Breitbart.]

True Catholics, Kamala Harris, who now yearns to be Vice President, then President, of the United States, claimed to be protecting the victims, whereas in fact she was protecting the corrupt Newchurch machine. She was accused of "showing a pattern of practice and policy of ignoring the rights of children." As a result, Harris's election fund received the maximum donations from law firms representing Newchurch and from organizations associated with the Newarchdiocse of San Francisco. Newchurch and Harris deserve each other. They are both corrupt and immoral, and both care not one jot or tittle, to use the Biblical expression, for innocent children. Harris is also a vocal advocate for full-term abortion and for government funding of abortions.

August 14, 2020 - Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Newbishop Who Embezzled Millions of Dollars Has Disappeared into "a Dark Hole"
Bransfield Has Not Made a Single Step toward the Required Amends for His Thievery

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Benedict-Ratzinger & Michael Bransfield

Newbishop Michael Bransfield, of West Virginia
Exposed as a Major Embezzler and Sex Assailant
Worked under the Second Paedophile Newpope
Benedict-Ratzinger, and Then
The Third Paedophile Newpope, Francis-Bergoglio
Bransfield Has Now Disappeared into Thin Air
Without Having Repaid the Million-dollar Restitution
Or Issuing the Required Public Apology to His Victims
He Stole the Funds from His Poor Newdiocese's Hospital
To Spend on Lavish Vacations and His Lavish Mansion
While Newchurch Looked the Other Way

The latest disgraced Newbishop, Michael Bransfield, of Wheeling-Charleston in West Virginia, was supposed to pay $792,638 in restitution for the monies that he embezzled for sexual assaults against students. He was also supposed to make public apologies to his victims. But as of August 4, 2020, Brennan has disappeared into thin air. According to his successor Newbishop, he is "in a dark hole" and has not been heard from "in many months." Nor has Francis-Bergoglio heard anything from him either.

Bransfield was Novus-Ordo installed as Newbishop of Wheeling-Charleston (he was never consecrated as a bishop under the Sacrament of Holy Orders) by the notorious paedophile Newcardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2005 and lasted until he "retired" in 2018. According to the investigation conducted, Bransfield embezzled millions of dollars from the Newdiocese's hospital for his "bishop's fund," from which he drew to finance his lavish vacations and to build a mansion for himself. His Newdiocese is one of the poorest in the United States.

The most vile part of this story is that Newchurch officials knew what Bransfield was doing and looked the other way while he continued to embezzle and assault. If Bransfield had gotten away with his thefts and assaults, he could have retired at 72,000 per annum, in addition to healthcare benefits, and a car free and clear. Being a Newbishop in Newchurch is certainly lucrative! Maybe that explains why there are so many of them now. In 1962 there were 2,860 Newbishops; now there are 5,600 -- double the number. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by West Virginia MetroNews.]

True Catholics, Michael Bransfield displayed himself throughout as a filius canis, who refused to apologize to his victims. Nor would he accept the plan of financial restitution. In Catholic moral theology, a theft this size is a Mortal Sin that cannot be forgiven until restitution is made. Without that, Bransfield, 76, is headed toward that place described in the Gospels as "the exterior darkness, [where] there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Bransfield has already been denied ecclesiastical burial for his gross public sins.

August 13, 2020 - Sts. Hippolytus & Cassian, Martyrs
Simple Feast

Do Traditional Catholics Believe that Restaurants Are More Important than God?
There Is Hypocrisy (as well as Grave Sin) in Refusing to Worship God when Possible

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Mass in World War II

Even in the Midst of World War II
Which Carried away Some 75,000,000 Souls
Holy Mass Went on in Destroyed Churches
Catholics Need to Get out of the Trenches
That They Have Created for Themselves
In the Time of the Passing Chinese Virus
And Find the True Mass wherever They Find It
If They Can't Find It, They Mast Demand It

We recall throughout the two millennia of the Catholic Church so many instance of courageous Catholics who would do anything to have a Mass. In most times and in most places, Mass was not available, or was only sporadically available. Even traditional Catholics today in the United States, for example, have forgotten that the U.S. did not lose its designation as a "missionary country" until the 1930s. Many areas of the United States, just as many areas of the world, the faithful did not have the benefit of Mass every Sunday.

Even in the days before the China Virus, we Fathers knew many traditional Catholic individuals and families who would travel hours on a Sunday, even though inclement weather, to attend the true Mass because all they had around them were fake Protestant-Masonic-Modernist New Messes simulated by the New Order sect. These Catholics were the modern equivalent of the Martyrs, who gave all they had for the Mass, as Our Lord asked them.

After the Roman persecutions had ended with Constantine's Edict of Milan in 313, only fifty years had gone by before the pope chastised the Catholics who had come out of the catacombs for becominmg just as bad as the pagans around them. We find a similar thing happening today in the time of the passing China Virus. Restaurants, beauty parlors, nail shops, gymnasia, sports events, are being patronized, but Holy Mass, when it has become available in so many locations since religious services have been declared by the federal government on May 23, 2020, "essential services" just like doctor's offices, grocery stores, and pharmacies -- good heavens no!

Even some traditional Catholics, when the opportunity to assist prudently at Holy Mass exists, will have their nails done, but to attend Mass is a no-no for them. In effect, they are Protestants. The true Mass is not mere "fellowship," bad music and "homilies," as the Protestants have. The true Mass is not some electronic phantasm displayed on a screen. It is Christ Himself in the Most Blessed Sacrament, His Real Presence, which you must attend personally in order to get any Sacrament grace. Why? Because Christ, knowing our human nature, made it that way for very good reason. We have to have an intimate experience with Him, not some showy fake, even if it be some recorded Mass.

If true Catholics who are healthy give themselves moral permission to keep that hair appointment, go shopping in stores, go to the gym, does their conscience really allow them to skip worshipping their Lord and Creator, Who suffered more than they every will to redeem them? True Catholics should be looking around for the Traditional Latin Mass wherever they can find it, and, if they can't find it, they should be ceaseless in demanding the Mass.

Attendance upon the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is something that has no substitute. Not even the Rosary substitute for it. For as one of the Church's most beloved Saints, John-Baptiste Marie Vianney, better known as the Cur? of Ars, put it: "Private prayer is like straw scattered about: if you set it on fire, it makes a lot of little flames. But if these straw be gathered into a bundle and lit, you get a mighty fire blazing to the sky. The Mass is like that."

August 12, 2020 - St. Clare, Virgin
Double Feast

A Reader Asks: "Am I Committing a Mortal Sin by Attending a Novus Ordo Mess
And by Thereby Associating Myself with Its Heresies?"

From: Rick
Novus Ordo Mess

A Typical Newparish Novus Ordo Mess
Not a One True Priest
But Three Phony Novus Ordo "Officiants"
Donned in "Gay" Stoles
Lift Their Hands in Protestant Fashion
Over the Cookies and Kool-Aid
The Novus Ordo Is Not a Catholic Mass
But a Protestant-Masonic-Pagan Service
Anyone Who Participates in Such a Service
Is a Heretic or Apostate No Different
From a Protestant, a Freemason, or a Pagan
And Commits a Mortal Sin
Against the First Commandment of God

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

Is it a Mortal Sin to attend a Novus Ordo Mess because the New Order sect does not adhere to the Roman Catholic Faith, doctrine, or liturgy? Is it permitted to go to a Novus Ordo presbyter-minister for "Confession"?


It is a grave sin against the First Commandment of God, as the Novus Ordo (New Order) is a heretic, even apostate, sect, much worse in many ways, if possible, even than Protestant Lutheranism, Episcopalianism, Methodism, etc.

The 1969 Novus Ordo service is not a Mass, but an invalid Protestant-Masonic-Pagan service at best. There is no "eucharist" coming from it as there is no Mass and no priesthood to confect it. Priests were replaced in Newchurch in 1968 with presbyter-ministers when the invalid Protestantized New Ordinal was adopted to "install" (not "ordain" under the Sacrament of Holy Orders) these ministers. Newchurch does not have the Sacrament of Penance either. That was replaced in 1973 with an invalid Protestantized "Reconciliation."

For further information, click on FAQ03: Should I Ever Attend Newchurch's "Ordinary" or "Extraordinary" Messes? in the TRADITIO Network's Library of Files (FAQs and Traditional Apologetics) department, in the section "Five Practical Rules for Dealing with the New Order Sect."

August 11, 2020 - Sts. Tiburtius & Susanna, Virgins & Martyrs
Simple Feast

A Reader Asks: "Could You Provide Guidance on Advance Health Care Directives
And on Final Issues Like the Prohibition against Cremation and Traditional Catholic Funeral Instructions?"

From: Vanessa
Advance Health Care Directive

An Advance Health Care Directive
Is an Appropriate and Prudent Action
For End-of-Life Issues
A Catholic, Exercising the Virtue of Prudence
Plans for Such Exigencies
Traditional Catholic Moral Teachings
Must Be Kept in Mind
When an Individual Makes His Choices on the Form
Which Differs between Jurisdictions

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

Could you provide guidance for an end-of-life Advance Health Care Directives that is aligned with traditional Catholic teachings? Is having an Advance Health Care Directive even appropriate? What about final issues like the prohibition against cremation and traditional Catholic funeral instructions?


Yes, an end-of-life Advance Medical Directive is appropriate and prudent. No general form can be given because each jurisdiction has its own form. Moreover, there are a number of options under each category from which you may morally choose according to your own personal preferences. All you need to do is to keep in mind traditional Catholic moral teachings when you make your choices. If you have a moral question on any point, the person whom you should consult is your traditional Catholic confessor or pastor.

As to detailed information on the prohibition against cremation and on traditional Catholic funeral instructions, 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."


Newchurch Doctrinal Congregation Declares Most Novus Ordo Baptisms Phony
The Victims of These Phony Baptisms Will Have to Start All over Again

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Invalid Novus Ordo Baptism

Newchurch Has Admitted
That Many of Its "Baptisms"
What It Likes to Call "Initiations"
Are Phony, i.e., Invalid, Null and Void
Newchurch Presbyters Have Been Using
A Variety of Non-Biblical Forms
The Newchurch Doctrinal Congregation Has Decreed
That the Victims of These Phony Baptisms
Will Have to Start All Over Again

On August 6, 2020, Newchurch admitted that many of its Baptisms have been phony. In a decree of that date, Newchurch's Congregation for the Doctrine of the [New Order] Faith unequivocally declared invalid a formula used in many Newparishes: "We baptize you...." The Congregation further declared that persons "baptized" with that form are in fact not baptized at all and have to start all over again. Presumably, corresponding baptismal records will have to be expunged.

Contrary to what many heretic Newchurch clergy have been pushing ever since the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), the "community" (we) does not baptize, but the priest in persona Christi. (I). The valid form (even "translations" into vulgar tongues must be regarded with suspicion) in Latin is taken from Sacred Scripture: "[Nomen], ego te baptizo in nomine Pa + tris, et Fi + lii, et Spiritus + Sancti. Nomen here stands for the Baptismal name of the baptizand in Latin. Note that there is no "Amen" at the end of the form.

True Catholics, Newchurch has a real problem. It is quite possible that the majority of the "baptisms" performed in Newchurch over the last fifty years are phony, i.e., invalid, null and void. The invalid "we" form is not the only phony one in use at Newparishes. There are much worse forms, including one purporting to baptize -- or as Newchurch calls it, "initiate" -- "in the name of the Creator, the Redeemer, and the Sanctifier." It is bad enough that Newchurch has no valid Holy Eucharist, no confessional Absolution, no priestly ordination, but now it has almost lost even baptism, without which it is no Church at all.

August 9, 2020 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Semidouble Sunday

Fellay-Pagliarani's Neo-SSPX Lawyers up against Paedophile Charges
As KBI Pursues the Neo-SSPX for Sex Crimes

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
St. Mary's Academy & College

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Has Been Conducting a Formal Investigation
Into "Reports of Sex Crimes"
At the Neo-SSPX's
St. Mary's Chapel, Academy & College
In St. Marys, Kansas
NSSPX Officials Have Ordered
Its Priests, Staff, and Employees
Not to Cooperate with the KBI
Except in the Presence of NSSPX Attorneys
The Order Has Been Characterized by Some Victims
As a Familiar Attempt
To "Silence Witnesses" and "Stonewalling"
In a Continuing "Cover-up" of Sex Crimes
By the Highly-secretive Society

Now that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is conducting a formal investigation into "reports of sex" crimes at St. Mary's Chapel, Academy & College, and other Neo-SSPX sites in Kansas, the NSSPX's USA District Bursar, headquartered in Platte, Missouri, on August 4, 2020, ordered NSSPX priest-presbyters, staff, and employees not to cooperate with the KBI except with the presence of NSSPX attorneys. The NSSPX leadership has already warned the KBI "not to contact any priest, staff, or employee without our legal staff being present."

The order has been characterized by some victims as a familiar attempt to "silence witnesses," and "stonewalling," in a continuing "cover-up" of sex crimes by the highly-secretive Society. The order also seems to contradict an April 2020 statement claiming that the NSSPX is ?committed to full transparency regarding recent allegations involving its current and former clergy, religious and employees.? [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Kansas City Star.]

True Catholics, the KBI has requested that all individuals who have information related to potential NSSPX sex crimes to call its 1-800-KS-CRIME line. One individual publicly stated that she had gone to the KBI after she had made several reports about NSSPX priest-presbyters that were covered up and ignored by the NSSPX. She said that "if they were good men/priests they would want to work with the investigation openly to clean house.? The Pellay-Pagliarani Neo-SSPX -- which since 1994 is clearly no longer the original traditional Catholic organization founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre -- is notorious for its secrecy and for its lack of transparency and responsiveness.

August 8, 2020 - St. Cyriacus & Companions, Martyrs
Simple Feast

A Reader Asks: "Is a New Latin Mess of 1962 Celebrated
By a Newchurch Presbyter or Newbishop Valid or a Fake Simulation?"

From: Tim
New Latin Mess

A Novus Ordo Presbyter Simulating
A New Latin Mess of 1962
On a Novus Ordo Dinner Table
Recently Presbyters and a Newbishops
Have Been Simulating Such Fake (Invalid) Messes
Under the Auspices of the Heretical Newchurch
Even though They Have Never Been Ordained
Under the Sacrament of Holy Orders
Merely "Installed" under the Invalid Protestantized
New Ordinal of 1968, Which Predated
Even the New Mess of 1969
True Catholics Must Beware of Such Fake Messes

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

A certain Novus Ordo bishop in the United States is reported to have said the New Latin Mess of 1962. Was it a valid Mass or a simulation? The Newbishop in question was never ordained as a Catholic priest or consecrated as a Catholic bishop under the Sacrament of Holy Orders. He was merely "installed" as a presbyter and a Newbishop under the invalid Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968, which was introduced just after the Vatican II Anti-council. Or does his "sincerity" make the Mass valid?


The "Mess" is a simulation, an invalid fake. You give the reason yourself. Without a priest there is no Mass, no Sacrament. "Sincerity" does not change objective reality. Many Protestant ministers are far more "sincere" than Newchurch presbyters and Newbishops, so if "sincerity" were the criterion for a valid Mass and Sacrament, you would have to admit, absurdly, that Protestant ministers say valid Masses and that Protestants have true "Communion."

What you are relating is the heresy of Modernism, or Subjectivism, which rejects objective reality and substitutes for it a person's (erroneous) subjective judgement: if I believe something is true, it is true, whether in reality it is true or not. This heresy is the foundation of Protestantism and the Modernist heresy that was so strongly condemned by Pope St. Pius X and his immediate predecessors. It is completely contrary to the theology of the Catholic Church, as so clearly explained by the Catholic's Church's Principal Theologian, St. Thomas Aquinas. Catholics are Realists.

August 8, 2020 - St. Cajetan, Confessor
Double Feast

The Latest Newchurch Sacrilege: "Wine-Cookies"
Now Newchurch "Communion" Is Triply Fake: in Form, Matter, and Minister

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

Newchurch's Latest Sacrilege: "Wine-Cookies"
Fake Novus Ordo "Communion" Cookies
Made from Wine and Cookies Together
Such "Wine-Cookies" Are of Course Totally Invalid
But then Newchurch Hasn't Had Valid Communion
Since It Stopped Ordaining Priests in 1968
And Stopped Celebrating Mass in 1969
Novus Ordo Cookies and Kool-Aid
And Now Wine Cookies
Add the Third Coffin to the New Order's Coffin

Newchurch must now wish that it had never violated Catholic tradition -- granted, Newchurch is not the Catholic Church -- by allowing its Newchurchers to "take the cup" like the Protestants. Drinking from a common Protestantized "cup" is a messy process, however you do it. Moreover, objection to everyone consuming alcohol has led to the substitution of (invalid) Kool-Aid. However, It is Catholic dogma that reception of Holy Communion (which is, of course, not: what Newchurch has, with its fake Mess and fake presbyter-ministers) is complete under the species of bread alone. (After all, doesn't the body include the blood?).

Although Newchurch has never feared spreading bacterial (e.g., "strep throat") and viral (e.g., the flu) infections through a common Protestant drinking "cup," now it has gone berserk over the China Virus. So it has come up with the patently invalid option of "wine-cookies," which are Novus Ordo "communion" cookies mixed with wine. It is no surprise that the idea came from heretic Protestant Evangelicals. However, it is Catholic dogma that valid Communion bread must be made from water and wheat flour only, as was the Passover bread at the Last Supper. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Katholische Net.]

True Catholics, Newchurch just gets crazier and crazier. It lost the Mass in 1968, when it adopted the Protestantized New Ordinal that no longer "ordained priests" under the Sacrament of Holy Orders, but merely "installed presbyters" like Protestant ministers. Thus, those "installed" as presbyters or Newbishops by Newchurch after 1968 are invalid and have no power to confect the Sacrament. Newchurch drove the second nail into its coffin by adopting the Protestantized New Mess, which has no more power to confect the Sacrament than a Protestant service. Since then it has driven the third nail into its coffin by replacing bread and wine with cookies and Kool-Aid, or, as in this case, "Wine-Cookies."


Benedict-Ratzinger's Own Biographer Reports that Ratzinger May Be Close to Death
Newvatican Admits that Ratzinger Is Gravely Ill

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

Benedict-Ratzinger's Biographer Reported
To a German Newspaper on August 1, 2020
That Ratzinger Was "Exceptionally Frail"
And "in Shaky Health"
His Voice Being Barely Audible
Ratzinger Wasn't even Expected to Return
From Germany, where He Visited Elder Brother
Who Died on July 1, 2020
Now even Newvatican's Press Service
Reports that Ratzinger Has a Grave Malady

Benedict-Ratzinger's biographer, Peter, Seewald, has reported to a German newspaper that the disgraced Newpope was "exceptionally frail" and "in shaky health" when he visited him on August 1, 2020. Seewald also reported that Ratzinger's voice was barely audible. Josef Ratzinger is 93 and recently returned from visiting his older brother, Newmonsignor Georg Ratzinger, who died a week after the visit, on July 1, 2020.

It was anticipated that Josef Ratzinger himself might die shortly thereafter and would remain in his hometown in Germany, but Francis-Bergoglio recalled him immediately to Newrome. Meanwhile, Newvatican's press service whistled through the graveyard and claimed that Ratzinger's condition is "not particularly worrying." The service did, however, admit that, inter alia, Ratzinger is now suffering from facial erysipelas, a painful and sometimes serious streptococcal infection .

Ratzinger had abdicated on February 28, 2013, leaving Newchurch in even worse condition than his predecessor, the "Unsaint" JPII-Wojtyla. He could no longer deal with the financial mismanagement and embezzlement, with the number of ever-increasing sex crimes by his Newchurch clergy, most notably Ratzinger's own Newcardinals and Newbishops, and finally with the leaking by his own longtime butler of documents incriminating Ratzinger himself in the crimes. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Reuters.]

True Catholics, you sometimes read in fanciful Neocon Newchurch publications that Benedict-Ratzinger is still the "real pope" (as if any heretic Newpope could be considered a "real pope"), is a "traditionalist" (as if the continuous leader of the Modernist heretics since the Vatican II Anti-council could be considered a "traditionalist"), and is going to reassume the Newpapacy from Francis-Bergoglio (as if a gravely ill man of 93 is going to lead some revolution). Those who hold to these fantasies must certainly be confounded today with the truth of the matter.

August 5, 2020 - Dedication of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows
Double Major Feast

The U.S. Newbishops Have Sold out to Francis-Bergoglio's "Climate Change"
They Are Now Spending Half a Million Dollars from Collections to Bolster Pseudoscience

From: The TRADITIO Fathers

The True Catholic Church Comes down Hard
On Pseudoscience, Like Astrology
Yet the Newpopes Have Embraced Not only Extraterrestrials
But even Highly-disputed Anthropogenic Climate Change
The U.S. Newbishops, in Order to Play the Sycophants
To the Marxist/Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio
Are Now Misappropriating Half a Million Dollars
From the Newchurchers' Collection Plate
To Fund "Community Organizing" for Pseudoscience
What in the World Does This Have to Do with Religion?

The true Catholic Church comes down hard on pseudo-science, like astrology. However, Newchurch's U.S. Conference of Catholic [Sic] Bishops and its Chief Newbishop, Francis-Bergoglio, are "all in" on the pseudoscience surrounding anthropogenic "climate change. Now, through its "Direct Action & Research Training Center," the U.S. Newbishops are turning in their miters to become political "community organizers."

The first grant from the Newbishops of half a million dollars goes from Newchurchers' collections to "organizations in campaigns to identify the local impact of environmental changes on their community." What does that, if it can even be proven, have to do with religion? [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Zenit News Service.]

True Catholics, the real purpose of the grant and the programme is actually quite different: to play the sycophant to Francis-Bergoglio, who was prouder than the father of a newborn when in 2015 he issued his lengthy Marxist political screed on highly-disputed anthropogenic global-warming, under cover of an encyclical letter entitled Laudato si. Newchurch in reality is a cesspool of politics and grasping for ecclesiastical perks from the Chief Marxist/Modernist Bergoglio. There is very little religion of any sort going on in Newchurch since the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965).

August 4, 2020 - St. Dominic, Confessor
Double Major Feast

The Newchurch of the New Order Is Sinking Fast even in France
Which Was Once Called the "Eldest Daughter of the Church"

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Crimes against French Churches

A Map Depicting Newchurches
And Other Protestant Churches
In France during 2017 and 2018
Some of Them Devastating Fires
Such as the Torching Of
Notre-Dame Cathedral
And Nantes Cathedral
Newchurch Is Sinking Fast in France
Because of the Peoples' Hatred
Of Newchurch's Support of Sex Crimes
By Its Top Newclergy
And because of Francis-Bergoglio's Support
Of Illegal Immigration into France

On April 15, 2019, Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral was torched and seriously damaged. On July 18, 2020, Nantes Cathedral was torched and seriously damaged, the fire set by one of Newchurch's own "altar" servers. These are just two of the most significant attacks in just the last year, which has seen 1,052 hate crimes against Francis-Bergoglio's Newchurch and other Protestant churches -- almost twice the number of "anti-Semitic" crimes and ten times the number of crimes against Mohammedans.

"France" came into being in the year 843, when the Treaty of Verdun divided the empire of Charlemagne into independent kingdoms. France was thus Catholic from the beginning, called la fille a?n?e de l??glise (the eldest daughter of the Church). Although Newchurchers are said to make up 41 per cent of the French population, the number of them that practice the Protestantized New Order religion is estimated at 5 per cent.

When Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday of Holy Week 2019, Francis-Bergoglio, who has taken junkets all over the world to promote his Marxist/Modernist programme, couldn't even be bothered to take the short trip from Rome to Paris. He couldn't be bothered to make a donation for the cathedral's restoration or to undertake fundraising for such a purpose. To Newchurch, one of the world's once-greatest Catholic cathedrals wasn't worth the bother. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Religious News Service.]

True Catholics, is there any question why Newchurch is sinking fast in France and is even under physical attack because of hatred Newchurch paedophile crimes committed by its presbyters, Newbishops, and Newcardinals with the support of the First Paedophile Newpope, the Unsaint JPII-Wojtyla; the Second Paedophile Newpope, the Nazi Benedict-Ratzinger; and the Third Paedophile Newpope, the Marxist Francis-Bergoglio? And Bergoglio has added insult to injury by publicly supporting illegal immigration into a country that is proudly nationalistic No wonder the French want to burn down Newchurch!

August 3, 2020 - Finding of the Body of St. Stephen, Pro-martyr
Semidouble feast

Another Benedict-Ratzinger/Francis-Bergoglio Appointee Bites the Dust
Their Ambassador to France Is on Trial for Sexual Assault of Four Young Men

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Luigi Ventura & Francis-Bergoglio

Newarchbishop Luigi Ventura (Left)
Francis-Bergoglio's (Right) Ambassador to France
Has Been Stripped of His Diplomatic Immunity
And Will Stand Trial in Paris on November 10, 2020
For Sexually Assaulting Four Young Men
He Was Charged with a Similar Offense
At His Previous Post as Ambassador to Canada
As Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust
Continues to Increase

So bad were the sexual-assault crimes of four young men that Newarchbishop Luigi Ventura, appointed by Benedict-Ratzinger and Francis-Bergoglio to be Newpapal Ambassador (Papal Nuncio) to France, on July 24, 2020, was stripped of his diplomatic immunity and slated for trial on November 10, 2020, in Paris. He had served from 2009-2019 in the post, and the crimes were said to have occurred in 2018-2019.

Before Benedict-Ratzinger appointed Ventura to be his ambassador to France, the "Unsaint" JPII-Wojtyla appointed him in 2001 to be ambassador to Canada. Ventura was also charged there in 2008 by an Ottawa man for sexual assault. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Agence France-Press.]

True Catholics, Newarchbishop Ventura's trial comes after the notorious presbyter Bernard Preynat had been sentenced in March 2020 to five years in prison for sexually assaulting boy scouts. Who knows but that Ventura may have been conducting his personal sex holocaust across all his postings under JPII-Wojtyla to the Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Chile before he moved on to Canada and France. Just more evidence that Newchurch's Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust has not stopped, but has even increased from Newpope to Newpope: Wojtyla to Ratzinger to Bergoglio.

August 2, 2020 - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Semidouble Sunday

Francis-Bergoglio Effectively Prohibits Newchurchers the Novus Ordo Cookie on the Tongue
But Requires Cookies to Be Grabbed in the Hand Only

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Cookies in the Hand

Francis-Bergoglio Has Effectively Changed
The Novus Ordo "Rules" Once Again
No Longer Do Newchurchers Have the Right
To Receive the Novus Ordo Cookie on the Tongue
They Must Grab Them in the Hand
A Sacrilegious and Modernist Practice
Condemned by the Church and Its Popes
Since the Second Century

On July 29, 2020, Francis-Bergoglio has refused to allow Newchurchers to take their Novus Ordo cookie kneeling and on the tongue, as is supposedly their right under Newchurch "rules." But Newchurch can never be trusted; it is not Catholic. Thus, Bergoglio has effectively changed the Novus Ordo "rules" once again. Of course, the Novus Ordo cookies are no more "communion" than the Protestant soda crackers, and Novus Ordo presbyters are no more priests than Protestant ministers.

But the consequences of Bergoglio's rules change has gone even farther than that. He has backed Eduardo Taussig, the Newbishop of San Rafael in Francis-Bergoglio's native Argentina, in dismissing the rector of his Newseminary there and then completely shutting down that largest Newseminary in Argentina because the presbyters there took a stand against the sacrilegious and Modernist practice of giving Novus Ordo cookies in the hand. This practice has been condemned by the Church and its popes since the second century. 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 "Communion in the Hand."

Bergoglio went further and had his Congregation for the [New]clergy proclaim that distributing cookies in on the tongue does not "conform to the [New]church's discipline." In the 2004 instruction Redemptionis sacramentum, Newchurch had decreed that a Newchurcher always has the right to receive the Novus Ordo cookie on the tongue. But in Newchurch even "rights" are taken away. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]

True Catholics, many of the 40 shut-out Newchurch seminarians, feed up with the fake Newchurch, are likely to go to independent traditional Catholic groups rather than to Newchurch "approved" groups like the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). They thought that their Newseminary would remain conservative, but in Newchurch nothing can be counted on. The Newseminarians would then have a good outcome and strengthen the wave of Newchurchers who have abandoned Francis-Bergoglio and the Newchurch of the New Order. Newbishop Taussig is himself a product of the heretic Newchurch: he was co-installed by Bergoglio himself when he was Newarchbishop of Buenos Aires.

August 1, 2020 - St. Peter's Chains
Double Major Feast

Italian Leader of a Traditionalist Movement Denounces "False Bergoglian Church"
As even Newchurch Presbyters Are Defecting from Francis-Bergoglio to Traditional Catholicism

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Alessandro Minutella

Don Alessandro Minutella, of Palermo, Sicily
Is Trying to Become the Next Archbishop Lefebvre
He Has Left Francis-Bergoglio and the New Order
And Aspires to Lead the "Catholic Resistance"
He Rejects the "False Bergoglian Church"
The Problem Is that He Is a Novus Ordo Presbyter
Who Has Never Been Validly Ordained as a Priest
And Is also a Heretic Excommunicate
He Must First Publicly and Formally
Recant His Heresy
Then, if He Is Judged to Have a Legitimate Vocation
To Become a Traditional Catholic Priest
He Must Test His Vocation by Entering Onto
A Course of Traditional Catholic Seminary Study

Could we be seeing the next Archbishop Lefebvre? On July 29, 2020, Don Alessandro Minutella, Novus Ordo presbyter, has left Francis-Bergoglio's Newchurch of the New Order and aspires to lead what he calls the ?Catholic resistance? in Italy, forming a ?small remnant? who spurn the ?false Bergoglian Church? of Francis-Bergoglio.

However, a Novus Ordo presbyter cannot simply decide one day to become a traditional Catholic priest. Novus Ordo presbyters have never been ordained as valid Catholic priests, merely "installed" under the Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968. Moreover, Novus Ordo presbyters are formal heretics, having publicly adhered to the non-Catholic Newchurch of the New Order. An excommunicate presbyter must first publicly and formally recant his heresy according to the rite of the traditional Rituale Romanum.

This rite consists of the heretic excommunicate kneeling before the priest wearing only an undershirt and being struck lightly with a rod or a rope, while saying Psalm 50 (Miserere) [Have mercy on me, O God....]. The Psalm is followed by a series of versicles and responses, a prayer, and then a public absolution. This absolution in the public forum is followed by confession and absolution in the internal form (private confession). As the heretic has spread his heresy in public, he must repent in public. He cannot be absolved merely in private confession. If an absolved presbyter is judged to have a legitimate vocation to become a (traditional) Catholic priest, he must test his vocation by entering onto a course of traditional Catholic seminary study. Only then is it possible for him to be ordained as a (traditional) Catholic priest. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Crux News Service.]

Presbyter Minutella has courageously said: ?I am not afraid of Bergoglian contempt and the shame it merits, in order to make those souls who wish to be saved aware of the anti-Christian nature of this absurd messianism.? He has provided a ten-point indictment of Francis-Bergoglio's heresies:

  1. providing the (fake) Novus Ordo cookies and Kool-Aid for bigamists in his 2016 document "Amoris Laetitia"
  2. implicitly denying Marian dogmata
  3. preaching mercy to the exclusion of judgment
  4. signing with the Grand Imam a document promoting syncretism (oecumenism)
  5. denying Christ's Great Mission to convert all to the True Faith
  6. teaching Neo-Arianism, effectively denying the divinity of Christ
  7. rehabilitating the Arch-heretic Martin Luther and Judas Iscariot
  8. implicitly denying Hell and Purgatory
  9. implicitly denying Biblical celibacy for clergy via the Amazon Synod
  10. installing the idol of the pagan Pachamama goddess in St. Peter's Archbasilica

True Catholics, Minutella has been celebrating the Traditional Latin Mass in Rome -- invalidly, to be sure, because he has not recanted his Novus Ordo heresy or been validly ordained after traditional Catholic study. Yet he has drawn crowds in the hundreds, of all ages and social classes, by word of mouth. He has encouraged his followers not to enter Novus Ordo churches. One can only hope that he, and other Novus Ordo presbyters, will formally and publicly renounce their Novus Ordo heresy, enter onto traditional Catholic seminary study, and one day be validly ordained as Catholic priests.

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