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There have been constant reports in recent years that the Mafia has infiltrated Newvatican. Even Francis-Bergoglio famously admitted that there is a Mafia in his Newchurch.
On January 16, 2021, Corriere della Sera, Italy's most-read daily newspaper, reported that Newvatican's finances, particularly under Francis-Bergoglio, have so scandalized and disgraced Newchurch that Newvatican's reputation is now destroyed. Thus, Bergoglio's own moral authority has all but disappeared. Newchurch has become a foundering fish, easy prey to the Mafia's infiltration. The report documents examples of this infiltration throughout Italy, particularly though Newchurch's corrupted "charity," Caritas. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Crux News service.]
True Catholics, it seems that the Mafia is doing more charitable work, if with strings, than Newchurch is doing, also with strings. Newchurch is still trying to live down its almost half-a-billion U.S. dollar London real-estate scam, from which Bergoglio committed grand larceny to move funds from Newchurchers' charitable donations to shore up his failing administration. More recently, investigators are still trying to find out why four billion dollars, which on Newvatican's books had been sent to Australian charities for the last six years was never received by Newchurch's Australian bishops.
You'd think that Newchurch would have learned something by now, twenty years after its Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust was exposed to the public in January 2002 by the Boston Globe Spotlight investigation. But, no, the crimes go on in even greater numbers than before, and Newchurch openly supports these crimes by retaining paedophile Newclergy in major roles. The First Paedophile Newpope, JPII-Wojtyla, and the Second Paedophile Newpope, Benedict-Ratzinger, were dismal, but Francis-Bergoglio is abysmal. He refuses to fire his paedophile Newcardinals and Newbishops and has famously claimed instead that the child victims are liars.
The mother of one of these child victims was grossly imprudent, if not sacrilegious, by going to a phony (invalid) New Order "Rite of Reconciliation," which isn't even a sacrament, but replaced the valid Sacrament of Penance in Newchurch in 1973. The presbyter (Newchurch has not ordained priests since 1968, only presbyter-ministers) broke the "seal of the confessional" (which doesn't exist in Newchurch as there is no sacrament) and ratted on the mother to the Newchurch hierarchy to give the hierarchy advance warning that it was going to be investigated.
Newchurch was eventually foiled, however, when the presbyter known as "Archangel" was arrested for raping six girls. Italian prosecutors also charged three of the Archangel's women accomplices and two men in the Newchurch leadership. The mother was, therefore, stunned on January 12, 2021, to find out that the presbyter who had ratted on her "reconciliation," investigated by prosecutors for aiding and abetting a criminal conspiracy, had been appointed a regional Vice Director of local Caritas, Newchurch's global "charity." Prosecutors even have the presbyter's guilty complicity on a wiretap recording. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Religion News Service.]
True Catholics, for violating the "seal" of its fake "Rite of Reconciliation" and for aiding and abetting sex crimes, Newchurch did not excommunicate the presbyter, as required even by Newchurch canon law, but gave him a promotion as No. 2 for a Newchurch "charity." So corrupt is Newchurch, whose Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust accordingly goes on, and on, and on.
2021 marks the 700th anniversary of the death of Italy's most renowned writer, who had an immense influence upon the Catholic Faith. This is Dante Alighieri, who has been called the "Aquinas in verse," as St. Thomas Aquinas wrote exquisitely of the Faith in theological prose. Dante was a Third Order Franciscan.
Certainly Dante's most noted work is his La Divina Commedia, a monumental poem of 14,233 lines in three parts: Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Heaven). On the 600th anniversary of Dante's death in 1921, Pope Benedict XV called him "the greatest of Catholic artists." Many popes have remarked on his orthodox theology in verse. He has influenced particularly the way Catholics think about Hell, which he wrote about in the first part of his work.
Although the Divine Comedy was written in Italian verse, Dante wrote prose works in Latin. His De Monarchia is particularly interesting in that he posited that Christ arranged that the Incarnation wait until the time of Augustus, when there was a complete and single-world government that pacified the world, when mankind enjoyed the blessing of universal peace and tranquility.
True Catholics, Dante was very hard on evil popes, of which his time had several. He castigated Boniface VIII in the Inferno of Divina Commedia for simony, political ambitions, and willingness to use his office to acquire worldly power. Dante has St. Peter in Paradiso (XXVII.25-26) proclaim that the pope (Boniface VIII) "has made my tomb [Rome] a sewer of blood and filth" (fatt' ha del cimiterio mio cloaca del sangue e della puzza). It is amazing how current and fresh Dante's works are. The things of which he spoke 700 years ago are descriptive of our own age as well, as if no time had passed.
Now he has it, now he doesn't. Perfidious Newchurch has decided to withdraw the award and monetary prize it announced to presbyter Frank Pavone, of Amarillo, Texas, a noted anti-abortion presbyter as National Director of P[rebyters] for Life. Francis-Bergoglio's Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum university withdrew the award and monetary prize because of of Pavone's anti-abortion politics.
Yet the Newchurch faculty originally admitted that “the award honors a person who has dedicated his life to defending the sacredness of human life." The award was to be given on January 25, 2021, but withdrawn "because of the political situation." That is code for: he supported U.S. President Donald Trump's strong anti-abortion stance. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Service.]
True Catholics, here again we have the hypocritical duplicity of Francis-Bergoglio and his Newchurch. Someone like Joe Biden, who supports abortion and the funding of abortion, and performed a "gay" marriage in his official capacity and at his official residence as U.S. Vice President can receive the (fake) Novus Ordo cookie and Kool-Aid in most Newchurches, but presbyter Pavone, who supports an anti-abortion official, is deprived of what even the Pontifical University admitted was dedicated life work against abortion. Or maybe the real problem is that Bergoglio, as his statements indicate, is not really opposed to abortion.
Newchurch Novus Ordo Mess attendance has been plummeting ever since the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965), which replaced the "institutional" Catholic Church with the Anti-Catholic Church of the New Order. By 1958 (Traditional Latin) Mass attendance had risen to a high of 80 per cent attending every Sunday. That percentage has sunk, even before the China Virus, into single digits. Moreover, it is probably worse than that, as Newchurch Mess attendance figures have been proven by objective sources, like the Pew Study on Religion in America, as inflated by about 75 per cent.
Naturally, attendance would go down to virtually nothing when the first "Slow the Spread" closures took place on March 16, 2020. But in the summer, when churches were opened on a limited basis, the percentage increased to only about 2.5% by the end of the year (adjusted down by 75 per cent for Newchurch's inflated numbers). Now it is down even more as enforced closures were again implemented on account of the "surge."
Newchurch has reported an even worse statistic. Since 2000, the critical number of infant baptisms plummeted 40 per cent below even the nadir of 2000. In addition, many reports have indicated that Newchurch presbyters have commonly been performing invalid baptisms, because of invalid form (the words) or matter (the water and the manner of administering it). [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Crisis.]
True Catholics, as hard as we traditional Catholics have fought for the True Faith, the True Mass, True Doctrine, and True Morality against the Anti-Catholic Newchurch of the New Order, it seems that Our Lord may be doing the job for us. We are in a time of great test, as has happened throughout the history of the Church. Newchurch, not having the Catholic Faith, is failing miserably -- to its demise. We TRADITIO Fathers have been predicting that the Newchurch would be essentially dead in a decade or two. Now it seems that it will be essentially dead in just a year or two.
Before a man is ordained to the priesthood, he had to go through four Minor Orders (Porter, Lector, Exorcist, Acolyte) and Two Major Orders (Subdeacon, Deacon). In 1972 Newchurch abolished the Minor Orders. But on January 11, 2021, Francis-Bergoglio officially directed that women be admitted to the Novus Ordo dinner table as ministers and to the pulpit as lectors.
Thus, we have even more evidence that Newchurch is most certainly not the Catholic Church; rather, that it is based in the heretical Protestant principle known as "priesthood of the baptized," specifically invoked by Bergoglio, who so loves the Arch-heretic, Martin Luther, a heresy specifically condemned by the dogmatic Council of Trent.
Contrary even to New Order regulation, women for years have been running around the Novus Ordo eucharistic dinner table, handing out the fake (invalid) Novus Ordo cookies and Kool-Aid, and in the pulpit, reading Scripture -- in the corrupt new heretical Modernist "translations," of course. Certainly all of this violates Sacred Scripture: "Mulieres in ecclesiis taceant, non enim permittitur eis loqui, sed subditas esse, sicut et lex dicit (Let women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted them to speak, but to be subject, as also the law saith" (1 Corinthians 14:34/DRV).
True Catholics, you can be sure that, just as the replacement of Sacred Latin in the true Mass with the babble of vulgar tongues, Bergoglio is the camel sticking his nose under the tent. Next will be deaconesses, but pagan presbyteresses for the New Order sect are clearly his ultimate goal. Even radical Newchurch women admit this fact.
Since January 10, 2021, the internet has been abuzz with reports that there was a blackout at Newvatican while Francis-Bergoglio was being arrested the previous day by Italian police on eighty counts of complicity in paedophile crimes (child trafficking), embezzlement (fraud), and related crimes. The report derived from a satirical article published on the internet, which clueless individuals took for real.
Although the report of the arrest was false, the underlying facts are true. Bergoglio has been complicit in allowing paedophile crimes by his Newchurch cardinals, bishops, and presbyters. He is the CEO of the Newvatican Corporation that has been credibly accused as committing larceny by moving half a billion U.S. dollars from his scam "charity," Peter's Pence to the Vatican Bank to prevent his Newchurch from going bankrupt in the 2014 London real-estate scam. More recently, he has been accused by his Australian Newbishops for "losing" in transfer some four billion dollars that was supposed to be transferred to Australian charities. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
True Catholics, although Francis-Bergoglio has denounced "media distortions," he has not raised his voice against the Apple-Amazon-Facebook-Twitter mega-consortium, with major offices in Communist China, that has become so bold as to cut off a U.S. President from addressing his people. The current fracas has proven simply that Bergoglio is now so regarded by many around the world as a sex and finance criminal that a report of his indictment and arrest on such charges is easily believable.
Bishop Fulton Sheen, whose 1950's television program "Life Is Worth Living" surpassed in audience all of the network programs in his time-slot, raged against the evils of the time in the Church and society, which are the same evils that we face today. Sheen, along with Fr. Charles Coughlin, the noted radio priest of the 1930s, and Fr. Denis Fahey, prolific popular writer in the 1930s and 1940s, vehemently prophesied and warned against atheistic Communism and counterfeit Catholicism. He was certainly correct in these prophecies and warnings, as both evils have grown far greater in the succeeding half century or so.
One of Sheen's most interesting prophecies was that "there will be an Anti-Christ one day who seeks to take over the world, and there will be his prophet who is a religious leader who seeks to deceive people with a fake system of spirituality." The first part of that prophecy seems to relate to the secular regime of atheistic Communism, and the second part could well refer to the Newpopes of the heretical Newchurch of the New Order.
In the secular realm, when the Soviet Union fell in 1992, it numbered about 300,000,000 souls in its Communist regime, approximately the current population of the United States. Today, the atheistic Communist dictatorship of China rules 1,500,000,000 souls, five times that number.
As to his prophesy of a counterfeit Catholicism, Sheen described it as
a new religion without a Cross, a liturgy without a world to come, a religion to destroy a religion, or a politics which is a religion. The Antichrist will not believe in God, but he will be religious. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the Antichrist that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ.
It is hard to think of a better description of the apostate Newchurch of the New Order, founded in 1964 at the Vatican II Anticouncil to replace the Catholic Church, and its leaders the Newpopes, who in word or deed no longer even claim to be Catholic popes, let alone act like Catholic popes..
True Catholics, Our Lord warned: "There shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect" (Matthew 24:24/DRV). Unfortunately, Bishop Sheen, who was so accurate in his prophecies, himself succumbed to the Counterfeit Church that he had predicted. He fell prey to the apostasy of Vatican II, but shortly thereafter came to regret it and tried to return to the Catholic Church, but never quite made it. He was too damaged by his sycophancy to the very structure that he himself had described as a Counterfeit Church "emptied of its divine content."
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
I have noticed that in traditional Catholic churches when there is no Mass, the linen altar cloth is protected with a cover cloth. This cloth seems to come in different colors, which are not the color of the liturgical day. Could you explain what this cloth is and what color it is supposed to be?
The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
In traditional Catholic churches great care is exhibited toward the altar of God. When the sacred linens of the altar are not in use, a cover, known as a Vesperale, is used to protect them from becoming dusty or soiled when the altar is not actually in use. In contrast, the New Order sect does not have an altar, but what it calls a "eucharistic dinner table." In many cases, this table is hardly more than a TV table.
The rubrics do not prescribe the use of a Vesperale, but it is highly recommended from a purely utilitarian motive. The Vesperale can be made of any material. Red or green seems to be the accepted colors, although any color except black is permitted, according to the traditional Catholic rubricians. The front edge of the Vesperale may bear an inscription, such as: Sanctus Sanctus Sanctus, O Bone Iesu, Ecce Agnus Dei, Ave Maria, or Ite ad Joseph..
More evidence that Newchurch is not the Catholic Church was provided on January 7, 2021, when Francis-Bergoglio's Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity reissued the 1999 New Order document of the "Unsaint" JPII-Wojtyla's, accepting the heresy of Martin Luther on justification, which Luther notoriously and heretically held was by Faith alone, not the Sacraments of the New Covenant and certainly not by works. Martin Luther, known as "The Arch-heretic", was excommunicated exactly 500 years ago, on January 3, 1521, by Pope Leo X in his Bull <.i>Decet Romanum Pontificem.
The 2021 document uses the heretical Newchurch catchphrase "unity in diversity." This is the motto of the Vatican II Anti-council, which worked to overturn the dogmatic Council of Trent. As a result, the unity of the Traditional Latin Mass was replaced by a make-it-up-as-you go sham, Gregorian chant was replaced by punk rock ditties, everyone was allowed to come up with his own doctrine and morality accepting abortion, homosexuality, and the like, so that no one knows any more what Newchurch actually stands for. And that is exactly what Bergoglio wants. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by LS News.]
True Catholics, the Secretary of Francis-Bergoglio's Council proclaimed, again, that the Newchurch sect and the Lutheran sect "have the same doctrine." Thus, one can say that Newchurchers have become full-throated Lutheran heretics. They follow Martin Luther instead of Catholicism.
Dear TRADITIO Fathers:
As Catholics, will our personal ignorance of the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church weigh against us at our individual judgment? As the scope of our knowledge expands due to communication technologies, will the scope of the knowledge that God expects of us expand as well?
THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.
A Catholic does have a serious obligation to inform himself about his Faith. It is scandalous that so many rely on a First Communion catechism throughout their lives, when there are so many resources to learn about the richness and depth of the true Faith. Just as a worker in his job who learned nothing than what he knew on his first day of work would soon be without a job, we have an moral and spiritual obligation always to increase our knowledge of God from Sacred Scripture, the Sacred Liturgy (Mass, Divine Office, and Sacred Music), the doctrinal and moral teachings of the Church, the history of the Church and salvation, and similar Church teachings.
Technology itself does not bring wisdom. In many cases, it simply makes the propagation of deception and evil that much easier. It is up to us to use its resources to moral ends. A gun can be used to provide dinner, or it can be used to kill someone. It is our responsibility to make prudent use of the resources of technology to learn every more deeply about the teachings of Christ and His true Church.
Newchurchers in Chicago, Illinois, were shocked when they woke up on January 5, 2020, to find that presbyter Michael Pfleger, senior pastor of St. Sabina Newparish, had been removed on accusation of sex crimes against a child. The case has been reported to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Pfleger was a Leftist activist, who had been the subject of the 2009 documentary “Radical Disciple: The Story of Father Pfleger." He had appeared with radical preacher Jesse Jackson on numerous occasions. Jackson, on hearing the news, had to admit: "I'm in shock." Members of Pfleger's Newparish said that they were "appalled." In 2008 Pfleger had been suspended for actively engaging in politics. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Chicago Sun Times.]
True Catholics, this is not the first time that presbyter Pfleger had been sanctioned. In 2008 he had been suspended for engaging in politics. Yet that is what Newchurch is: a political organization, not a religious organization. Its leader, Francis-Bergoglio, is a Marxist and Communist sympathizer, whose passion is for illegal aliens to overrun Western Europe and for whole economies to be destroyed by the politics of climate control.
It is clear that Francis-Bergoglio is not offended at gross immorality of abortion. His statements have fallen far short of denouncing it. He has even met publicly with Italy's most prominent abortionist.
Now his native Argentina, where he served as Newbishop and Newarchbishop of Buenos Aires from 1992 until his election as Newpope in 2013, legalized abortion on December 30, 2020, without a single public word from him. Argentina thus becomes Latin America's largest country to permit abortion, joining the Modernist/Marxist Bergoglio's Communist Cuba in that ignominy. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Reuters.]
True Catholics, polls showed that the majority of Argentinians were against legalizing abortion, but Fernandez' Leftist Argentinian government overrode those objections. Francis-Bergoglio could have had an effect on that outcome, but he remained silent. Thus, he became an accomplice in murder, falling under the condemnation of Sacred Scripture: "They who do such things are worthy of death, and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them (Romans 1:34/DRV).
On Monday, January 4, 2021, a Requiem Mass was celebrated for traditional Catholic priest Fr. Yves Normandin, who passed to eternity on December 30, 2020, at the age of 95. Known as the "Defender of Tradition in Canada" and founder of the Traditional Latin Mass Movement in Canada, he sustained the true Church when the Modernist Revolution of the heretical Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) overwhelmed everyone else. He had been ill for some time and was not expected to survive to Christmas. But he outlived, as the American satirist Mark Twain put it, the reports of his death. He died at Shawinigan, Quebec, on the Sixth Day of Christmas.
Fr. Normandin had been removed by the Newchurch of the New Order from his parish in 1975 because he refused to simulate the invalid (fake) Novus Ordo Mess. Fr. Normandin was the most important independent traditional priest in all of Canada and founded most of the traditional Catholic chapels across the Dominion in the 1970s and 1980s.
Fr. Normandin suffered greatly for refusing to convert to the heretical Newchurch of the New Order when took over the Roman Catholic Church in 1964 as the "institutional" Church. He completely broke with his Newarchdiocese and went independent. He founded independent traditional chapels all over Western Canada in particular, with the cooperation of local traditional Catholic laymen who also refused to convert to the heretical Newchurch. Many of his Traditional Latin Masses started in private homes, as was the case in the Apostolic Age, but eventually transitioned to permanent traditional chapels.
True Catholics, in latter days the Neo-SSPX seems to have taken over many of Fr. Normandin's independent chapels in Western Canada, as that is its modus operandi: to appropriate the work of others, as it did with Fr. Paul Wickens and others in the United States and elsewhere. However, Fr. Gommar DePauw, of New York, the founder of the Traditional Latin Mass Movement in the United States, and Fr. Francis LeBlanc, of Arizona,, for example, prudently made provisions against such hostile takeovers by the Neo-SSPX Fellayites.
On December 29, 2020, the French daily Le Figaro exposed secret Newchurch plans to wreckovate Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral into a model of the apostate Novus Ordo architecture, reminiscent of an airport runway or a parking lot. This modus operandi has frequently been used by the apostate Newchurch of the New Order to destroy traditional Catholic churches and basilicas. Fires have sometimes been set by Newchurchers, as was the case with the fire at Notre Dame on April 15, 2019, to destroy the traditional structures and replace them with Novus Ordo architectural monstrosities, such as with the "tennis racket" style Newbasilica at Fatima, Portugal.
Its plans having been exposed by Le Figaro, the Newarchdiocese admitted that it was considering using the principles of the Novus Ordo "catechetical path" to deconstruct the historic cathedral, originally built in the twelfth century, consecrated to the Virgin Mary and considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, with enormous and colorful rose windows that are renowned worldwide. But Newchurch is considering replacing the historic glass-stained windows in the chapels around the nave, which survived the fire, by Modernistic ones. Also under active consideration are spotlights to be installed at the base of the cathedral’s pillars, which would "give an impression of an airport runway, or even of a parking lot.”
Already the Newchurch proposals have stirred a firestorm of negative comment. If Newchurch proceeds with his plans, it appears that the needed financial support from the French population will be gutted in protest against Newchurch's barbarism. By a July 2019 law regulating the rebuilding of Notre-Dame, the funds raised for rebuilding the monument can be used only for restoration and conservation work, not for Novus Ordo "innovations." Thus, a battle in France is now going on between Tradition and Modernism, with Paris Newarchbishop Andre Vingt-Trois admitting that he wishes to go beyond "the heritage the cathedral represents." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
True Catholics, the exposure of Newchurch's malign intentions is just the latest proof that the apostate Newchurch is composed of barbarians who are liars and thieves. Thank God, Newchurch does not own the historic cathedral; but the French state does. The French Ministress of Culture has already denounced Vingt-Trois's barbaric proposal to replace the historic stained-glass windows. She has stated unequivocally: “[This project] is for me inadmissible and contrary to the agreements we signed."
U.S. President Donald Trump in four years has compiled an amazing record on behalf of the Christian, even Catholic, religion. He even exhibits some beliefs of traditional Catholicism, whereas Francis-Bergoglio, who purports to be a pope, displays the characteristics of a heretic, apostate, and atheistic Communist.
The Newchurch of the New Order, which is certainly not the Catholic Church, demoted the December 29 feastday of St. Thomas Becket, Bishop & Martyr (1119-1170), to a mere commemoration, whereas the traditional Catholic calendar recognizes the great Martyr with a Double Feast. President Trump followed traditional Catholicism is singling out the feastday of St. Thomas Becket for a rare Presidential Proclamation as one who courageously stood for the rights of religion against the state. Trump thereby left the atheist-leaning Leftists who are attempting to take control of the U.S. government sputtering in utter disbelief.
The occasion of the December 28, 2020, President Proclamation was the 850th anniversary of the martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket on December 29, 1170, the date on which he is recognized with a high feastday by traditional Catholics. King Henry II (r. 1154-1189) tried to take control of the Catholic Church in England four centuries before King Henry VIII actually succeeded in doing so. Henry II's supporters murdered Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, while he was chanting Vespers in the cathedral.
King Henry's attempt to suppress the Catholic Church backfired. Henry was threatened by the English with deposition from the kingship and forced to crawl on his hands and knees in a bitter winter snow to the cathedral, where he had to reverence the Martyr at his tomb. England thereafter imposed numerous constitutional limitations on the power of its king. Forty-five years later, in 1215, the great document of freedom for the Church, known as the Magna Carta, was signed, providing that "the English [Catholic] Church shall be free, and shall have its rights undiminished and its liberties unimpaired." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]
True Catholics, in addition to this remarkable Presidential Proclamation, calling upon "the people of the United States to observe the day [of the Catholic Archbishop St. Thomas Becket's Martyrdom] in schools and churches and customary places of meeting with appropriate ceremonies in commemoration of the life and legacy of Thomas Becket," President Trump has also issued unique proclaims on Ash Wednesday and on the Incarnation (Christmas). In his Becket proclamation, the U.S. President specifically invoked the modern case of Newcardinal Joseph Zen, of Hong Kong, who has very publicly denounced Francis-Bergoglio for his sellout of his Newchurch to the atheistic Communist Chinese. After his remarkable successes in four years as U.S. President, Mr. Trump as Newpope would certainly shake up the corrupt and criminal Newchurch of the New Order to its foundations!
The true seat of Catholic popes is traditionally not the new St. Peter's, which was built in the sixteenth century, but the fourth-century St. John Lateran Archbasilica, known as the Mater Ecclesiae, or Mother Church, of Catholicism and the historic Cathedral of the Diocese of Rome. The Church's oldest basilica was dedicated in A.D. 324 by the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, who brought the powerful Roman empire into the Catholic Church and changed the world thenceforth.
The baptistery of St. John Lateran, the only one in Rome, has been in use since the fourth century. It is decorated with some of the oldest mosaics in Christianity, dated to circa 450, on its side wall and apse. These are now in 2020 being restored. The mosaics are dedicated to Saints Cyprian and Justina, ornamented with depictions of flowers and animals, reflecting the divine light of Baptism conquering the death of the soul in Original Sin. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Catholic News Service.]
True Catholics, no one exceeded the Romans in the art of mosaic. From the pre-Christian era of Republican Rome to the post-Christian era of the Roman Empire, Roman mosaics surpass all others. In early Catholic churches from the time of the Roman emperor Constantine the Great in the fourth century, mosaics were used by Christian artists to depict the true Faith, putting to shame the modern-day trash that Newchurch imposes upon its handmaidens to its apostate New Order.
It's a pretty sad circumstance when officials whose job it is to prevent theft, embezzlement, larceny, and other financial crimes themselves are guilty of the same crimes. In the Newchurch of the New Order such contradictions are rife, right up to Newpope Francis-Bergoglio. Now another Newchurch thief has been caught red-handed.
The comptroller of the Newchurch diocese of Steubenville, Ohio, its Office of Social Ministry, and its cemetery association has been throw into the slammer for embezzling payroll taxes withheld from Newchurch employees and pocketing the tax revenue instead of sending it to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service from 2004 to 2017. To perpetrate his crimes, he filed false tax returns in a scheme that eventually amounted to 2,700,000 USD.
On December 28, 2020, the United States District Court imprisoned David Franklin for a year on three counts of thievery and fraud, to which he pled guilty, and required him to pay full restitution. The Newdiocese forked over the money, including 1,000,000 USD in interest and penalties. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Steubenville, Ohio Highland County Press.]
True Catholics, how is it that Newchurch became, to use Our Lord's words, "a den of thieves" (Matthew 21:13/DRV)? Because the Newchurch of the New Order, founded in 1964 at the Vatican II Anti-council (1962-1965) to replace the Catholic Church, is based upon fraud, heresy, and apostasy, it should be no surprise how corrupt it has become in the last sixty years. But what is a surprise is how clueless Newchurchers are in supporting this fraud and its fraudster leaders, like the Third Paedophile Newpope Francis-Bergoglio.
In addition to the crimes of Francis-Bergoglio's regime in the area of sex crimes against children are crimes of embezzlement. In 2014, 425,000,000 USD of donations by Newchurchers for charitable purposes were illegally converted to pay off a disastrous loss in the London real-estate market engineered by Bergoglio and his Newsecretariate of State, headed by Newcardinal Pietro Parolin. Now 1,700,000,000 USD going from Bergoglio's Newvatican to Australia for charitable purposes was "lost in transfer." International regulators are investigating Bergoglio's regime for fraud.
So what is Bergoglio's response to these crimes? It should be abdication. At this point he is up to his eyeballs in two of the four worst crimes possible, what are called the Biblical Sins that Cry out to God for Retribution, namely, sodomy (the paedophile crimes) and defrauding the poor (the embezzlement crimes). Instead, it is the typical propaganda non-response to which Bergoglio always resorts, a bureaucratic reshuffling. That way, it looks as if something were being done while the situation actually worsens. Bergoglio tried the same tactic with his paedophile Newclergy, and the result was more crimes against children.
On December 28, 2020, Bergoglio moved financial transactions from his Secretariat of State to his Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See (APSA). He is in charge of both corrupt organizations, so actually there is no change in ultimate responsibility. He could have involved independent outside financial directors, as required by law in many countries, but he did not. He is keeping his own palms greased with continued ownership of all funds, bank accounts, and investments, including real estate. He is desperate, after all. His Newchurch of the New Order is sinking into bankruptcy, so he needs to embezzle the funds to keep himself afloat., as more and more Newchurchers refuse to contribute to his phony charities, like Peter's Pence, which is being investigated for fraud in the United States, among other countries.
True Catholics, the situation was so dire that Bergoglio couldn't even issue his order (motu proprio) officially in Latin, but had to go with a draft Italian version. By February 4, 2020, "all liquid assets held in current accounts" at the Newvatican Bank and foreign banks must be transferred to APSA. Bergoglio has cleverly sneaked into his motu proprio a provision that he will have a new "sub-account" called “Holy [Sic] Father’s Discretionary Fund,” will be operated solely at Bergoglio's direction. In Newvatican, there is certainly "no honor among thieves"!