April 2021

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NOW RELEASED: THE 25TH EDITION (2020)
OF THE OFFICIAL TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC DIRECTORY
THE 2020 ANNUAL USE FEE IS NOW DUE
FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO USE THE NEW EDITION

The TRADITIO Network has been informed by the National Registry of Traditional Latin Masses that the new April 2021 Monthly Revised Edition of the 26th Annual Edition (2021) of the Official Traditional Catholic Directory, Listing All Traditional Latin Masses and Traditional Resources for North America has been published. For further information, click on the Official Traditional Catholic Directory department, provided to the TRADITIO Network by the National Registry of Traditional Latin Masses. The annual use fee is now due for those who wish to use the new 2021 Original Edition and its monthly Revised Editions. Site representatives, be sure to check your traditional site's listing for correctness.


FEATURED GREGORIAN CHANT CD OF THE MONTH

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: APRIL: 4TH SUNDAY AFTER EASTER (VOLUME VI)

St. John Schola Volume VI


HOLY WEEK & EASTER: A TIME TO HELP

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SOLEMN RITES OF HOLY WEEK AND EASTER

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

THE SACRED TRIDUUM

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


April 14, 2021 - St. Justin, Martyr
Double Feast

Newchurch Presbyter Who Engaged in Sex Acts with Satanic Prostitutes
On a Novus Ordo "Eucharistic Dinner Table" Is Charged with a Civil Crime

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Travis Clark

Newchurch Presbyter Travis Clark Was Caught
Together with His Two Prostitutes, Mindy and Melissa
Filming a Pornographic Video on the "Altar" of His Newparish
One of the Prostitutes Is a Self-avowed Satanist
An Attempt by the New Orleans Newarchbishop
To Fumigate the "Altar" Was of No Use
Because as a Newchurch Bishop
He Was Never Consecrated in the Sacrament of Holy Orders
But Merely "Installed" in a Protestantized Rite
Seminaries in Newchurch Have Been Broken since 1964
When the Newchurch of the New Order Was Founded
To Replace the Catholic Church

Ordo Presbyter Travis Clark was charged with a civil crime on March 23, 2021, in a bizarre incident that occurred on the Novus Ordo eucharistic dinner table at Sts. Peter & Paul Newchurch outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. Clark, together with his two prostitutes, Mindy and Melissa, had been caught at night filming a pornographic video on the "altar" five days earlier. One of the prostitutes is a self-avowed satanist. All three face two years' imprisonment.

In vain, Newarchbishop Gregory Aymond, of New Orleans, attempted to fumigate the "altar" with a fake Novus Ordo "penitential rite," but, of course, it was of no use. Aymond was never validly consecrated as a bishop in the Sacrament of Holy Orders, merely "installed" as a Newbishop in the invalid Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968, which the Newchurch of the New Order adopted in 1968. Thus, Aymond, together with his fellow Novus Ordo "bishops," has no sacramental power whatsoever to function as a priest or bishop. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the Natiional Catholic Register.]

True Catholics, it was not as if Newchurch didn't have advance warning of serious problems with presbyter Clark. His Newseminary teacher reported that he was a poor student and made little effort. He didnít participate in class, was negligent in assignments, and generally seemed to be minus habens. However, Newchurch is so desperate now to get a man, any man -- including paedophiles and embezzlers -- to become a phony presbyter, that Clark was nevertheless "installed" as a presbyter-minister under the Protestantized New Ordinal in 2013. Let's face it, the system has been broken ever since 1964, when the Newchurch of the New Order took over traditional Catholic seminaries wholesale and has destroyed them.


April 13, 2021 - St. Hermenegild, Martyr
Semidouble Feast

New Analysis Show the U.S. Newchurch Losing 1,200,000 USD in 2020 Collections
Many More Newchurches Will Now Slam Their Doors Shut Forever

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
 Newparish Collection Decline

An Analysis of Newchurch Parishes in the United States
Has Indicated a 1,200,000,000 USD Decline
In Collection Revenue Last Year
The Decline Is Not Entirely Attributable to the China Virus
As Newparish Collections Were Already in Steep Decline
Because of Newchurch's Continuing
Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust
Which Has Now Ensnared Francis-Bergoglio Personally

An analysis of 100 Newchurch parishes in the United States has indicated that the average parish suffered a decline of 12 per cent between 2020 and 2019. If that figure is extrapolated across the nearly 17,000 Newparishes in the country, collections last year suffered a 1,200,000,000 decline. The decline is not entirely attributable to the China Virus, as Newparish collections were already in steep decline because of Newchurch's continuing Great Sex & Embezzlement Holocaust.

Most recently, it came to light that Francis-Bergoglio's Peter's Pence collection, which goes entirely to the Newvatican is essentially a fraud. The donations by Newchurchers to the collection, supposedly for charity, were risked in the London real-estate market for a loss of some 400,000,000 USD. Some 1,200,000,00 USD that were supposedly sent from Newvatican for Australian charities never arrived. Nor has Bergoglio expended any great effort to investigate where it went. Other money went not to charitable causes, but to shore up Bergoglio's bankrupted regime. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by Catholic Canada.]

True Catholics, if you thought that Newchurch was already in bad straits, the situation is worse than you thought. As a result of boycotts against a Newchurch rapidly sinking from its own moral and financial corruption, look for many more Newchurches slamming their doors shut forever. In the end, some of these may fall into the hands of independent traditional Catholic congregations, who can then begin the process of reestablishing the true Catholic Church out of the hands of the heretic Newchurch of the New Order, now crippled beyond redemption.


April 12, 2021 - Ferial Day

A Reader Asks: "What Are the Details for Women's Head Coverings
That Are to Be Used at Mass?"

From: Ann
CAPTION

Too Much?
It Seems that This Reader's Traditional Catholic Chapel
Is Engaged in Carping about Every Detail of Head Coverings
Such Carpers Consult Their Pastor and Accept His Judgment
One Should Be Careful Not to Elevate Insignificant Matters
To the Level of Doctrine
But Rather Concentrate on the Sublimity
Of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Which Should Be Taking Their Full Attention

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

Women's head coverings have caused a tempest at our traditional Catholic chapel. There is carping, it seems, over every little detail: should the material be lace, can the veil be in a scarf style, can any color be used? Could you provide some guidance about this situation?

THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.

All that St. Paul requires of women in his First Epistle to the Corinthians that their head be covered in church. One would respect local custom in a given locality, as clothing is strongly based on local custom. Otherwise, this is a question on which your pastor should be consulted, and his judgment accepted.

These carpers should be careful not to elevate insignificant matters to the level of doctrine, but rather concentrate on the sublimity of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, which should be taking their full attention. They should be guided by Our Lord's words: "And for raiment why are you solicitous? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they labour not, neither do they spin. But I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these" (Matthew 6:28-29/DRV).


April 11, 2021 - Sunday in White on the Octave of Easter / Low Sunday / Quasimodo Sunday
Greater Double Sunday
NOT the Fake "Divine Mercy" Sunday of the New Order
Which True Catholics Reject as Fabricated by the Cult of Heretical Newchurch "Oecumenists"

Apostate Hans Kung, Co-conspirator with Josef Ratzinger at the Vatican II Anti-council, Is Dead at 93
The Pair Conspired to Replace the Catholic Church with the Newchurch of the New Order in 1964

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Hans Kung

The Apostate "Priest" Hans Kung
Co-conspirator with Josef Ratzinger
Later to Become the Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger
The Pair Introduced at the Vatican II Anti-council
The Oecumenical Heresy
That "We All Worship the Same Gods"
And that "All Religions Are Equally True"
And Were Principal Founders of the Heretic Newchurch
Kung Was Suspended even by Newpope Paul VI-Montini
And Excommunicated Himself by Becoming a Freemason

Hans Kung, the apostate Swiss "priest" who conspired with Josef Ratzinger, later to become the heretic Newpope Benedict-Ratzinger, to found at the Vatican II Anti-council the heretic Newchurch of the New Order to replace the Catholic Church, has died at 93 on April 6, 2021.

As periti (theological consultants) at the Anti-council, the two "birds of a feather" were seen in the halls outside the Anti-council "vested" in coat and tie. They associated with their fellow heretics to take over the Anti-council and found the Newchurch of the New Order while Pope John XXIII lay dying of stomach cancer: Karl Rahner, Louis Boyer, Raymond Brown, Anibale Bugnini, Yves Congar, Charles Curran, Henri de Lubac, Thomas Merton, John Courtney Murray, Edward Schillebeeckx, Hans Urs von Balthasar, et alii.

Kung was also noted for publicly rejecting the dogma of papal infallibility in his 1971 book Infallible? and for introducing at the Anti-council the Oecumenical Heresy, which taught that "we all worship the same gods" and "all religions are equally true." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]

True Catholics, Kung was so heretical that even his fellow heretic, the first Newpope, Paul VI-Montini, revoked his license to teach theology. Later, Kung joined the Freemasons and once and for all publicly excommunicated himself. As an apostate and excommunicate, he would be buried in an unmarked grave outside consecrated grounds.


April 10, 2021 - Easter Saturday
Semidouble Feast

A Reader Asks: "Is Work for Pleasure Prohibited on Sundays
Or Is Servile Work for Any Purpose Prohibited on the Lord's Day?"

From: Mary
Third Commandment

The Third Commandment of God
Which Requires Religious Worship on the Lord's Day
And Abstinence from Servile Work for Any Purpose
Is Frequently -- and Sinfully -- Ignored by Catholics
One Has to Look No Farther than Such an Attitude
To Understand Why Secular Society
Is Falling Deeper and Faster into the Abyss
Of a Murder, Thievery, Lying, and Covetousness

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

I have a question concerning work on Sundays. Would sewing for pleasure little craft items or embroidery or crochet be considered servile work if it is not to be sold?

THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY

By the Third Commandment of God, Sunday is to be a day of rest from servile work, with the day being devoted to religious, recreational, and mental activities. Work is work, regardless of the purpose, without a serious excusing cause. However, a trivial amount of such work would probably not be sinful. However, yet one should nevertheless arrange to perform even such work on other days. In case of doubt, one should consult one's confessor or pastor.


April 9, 2021 - Easter Friday
Semidouble Sunday

Young Swedes Are Increasingly Leaving the Lutheran Protestant Sect
And Marching Closer to Traditional Catholicism, the Religion of Their Forefathers before the Protestant Revolution

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Swedish March

It Was Not until 1951 that Swedes Could Legally Convert
From the Heretic Protestant Lutheran Sect
That Is the Official Church of Sweden
Until 1861 Catholics Were Deported or Suffered the Death Penalty
Now the Vatican II Anti-council's Half New Order New Latin Mess
Has Become Increasingly Popular, Especially among the Youth
Unfortunately, This Mess Is Just as Invalid
As the Full-blown Novus Ordo Mess
As the Newchurch of the New Order Has Not Ordained Priests
Since Its Adoption of the Invalid Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968

Sweden, now one of the farthest left socialist countries in Europe, was at one time a vibrantly Catholic country. In recent times, Sweden has joined Communist China, Japan, Estonia, Norway, and the Czech Republic to become one of the five least religious countries in the world. After the Protestant Revolution the Lutheran heretics gradually gained the upper hand, and in 1593 the Lutheran sect became the state church, as confirmed by a war between a Catholic and a Protestant king. After the Protestants won that war, the government deported Catholics and imposed the death penalty upon them.

In 1654, Christina, Queen of Sweden, was forced to abdicate when she converted to Catholicism. It was not until 1781 that the Law of Intolerance toward Catholics was repealed. It was not until 1861 that the crime of converting to the Catholic Church was repealed. It was not until 1951 that Swedes could legally leave the Swedish Lutheran sect. It was not until 1977 that the ban on Catholic -- that is to say Newchurch -- convents was repealed. To this day Newchurchers are prohibited from becoming king or queen of Sweden.

But in recent years a strange thing has been happening. Significant numbers of Swedes are turning against the Protestant establishment in Sweden and are also rejecting the Protestant-Masonic-Pagan New Order (Novus) Mess in favor of the Vatican II Anti-council's Half New Order New Latin Mess, sometimes erroneously termed the "Extraordinary Rite." [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the National Catholic Register.]

True Catholics, it is the sad fact that the New Latin Messes simulated are just as invalid as the full-blown New Order vulgar-tongued Mess because Newchurch has not ordained priests, merely Protestantized presbyter-ministers, since its adoption of the invalid Protestantized New Ordinal of 1968. Nevertheless, this trend in Sweden toward conservativism, if not, traditional Catholicism, has been noticed especially in Gothenberg, Sweden's second-largest city, and most especially among the youth of the country.


April 8, 2021 - Easter Thursday
Semidouble Feast

Francis-Bergoglio Ducked out on Washing Dirty Feet at Maundy Thursday Mess
In Favor of Simulating a Novus Ordo Service with His Embezzler Newcardinal

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Mandatum

The Marxist/Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio
Has Turned the (Optional) Maundy Thursday Mandatum
Or Foot-washing Ceremony, into a Political Side Show
As when He Washed the Feet of Illegal Aliens
But in 2021 He Ducked out of the Mandatum Entirely
Instead Simulating a Private Novus Ordo Mess
With His Accused Embezzler Newcardinal Becciu
Who Had Resigned His Post as Deputy Secretary of State
Complaining that Newvatican Prosecutors
Had Deprived Him of Becoming the Next Newpope!

Francis-Bergoglio is nothing if not predicable in his support of crime and no punishment.. Bergoglio, who has turned the (optional) Mandatum, or foot-washing ceremony, on Maundy Thursday, into a political side show, suddenly and without explanation eschewed the Mandatum on April 1, 2021, in favor of simulating a private Mess in the apartment of his accusede embezzler Newcardinal, Giovanni Becciu, and members of the heretic Focolare Movement, leaving Newcardinal Giovanni Batista Re to simulate the Maundy Thursday Mess in St. Peter's Archbasilica.

Becciu, the Sostituto, or Deputy Secretary of State of the Newvatican, resigned in disgrace from his office on September 24, 2020, because of reports that he had embezzled some 120,000 USD from charitable donations and siphoned them off to his brother. After being exposed, Becciu whined to the press that Newvatican prosecutors had compromised his chances of becoming the next Newpope!

Bergoglio is now griping to the press that no one is coming to see his Novus Ordo Messes because Italy is on lockdown again. What he fails to mention is that by the 1929 Concordat with the Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, Vatican City is not under the jurisdiction of Italy and can open its doors wide to Newchurch if Bergoglio wants-- but Bergoglio doesn't want that. St. Peter's Archbasilica is so large that it could accommodate thousands of Newchurchers with metres and metres of distance between them.

True Catholics, Francis-Bergoglio is again playing the hypocrite. The Marxist/Modernist doesn't want people worshipping God. He wants them worshipping man, playing the proletariat in his Marxist political revolution. To this end he has perverted his Newchurch of the New Order, which is most certainly not the Catholic Church. This he admits it in his own book!


April 7, 2021 - Easter Wednesday
Semidouble Feast

A U.K. Court Makes Public Documents that Implicate Francis-Bergoglio's Newpapacy
In Crimes of Intimidation, Extortion, Money Laundering Fraud, Embezzlement, Blackmail, and Prostitutes

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
Francis-Bergoglio

Francis-Bergoglio Hides His Head in Shame
As Documents Made Public by a U.K. Judge
Implicate His Newpapacy in Intimidation, Extortion
Money Laundering, Fraud, Embezzlement
Blackmail, and Prostitutes
Related to the 2014 London Real Estate Fraud
That Involved Using Some 400,000,000 USD
Donated by Newchurchers to His Fake Charity
Known as Peter's Pence

On March 24, 2021, a U.K. judge made public documents implicating Francis-Bergoglio and his top Newcardinals in the notorious 2014 London Real Estate Fraud, a crime that involved intimidation, extortion, money laundering, fraud, embezzlement, blackmail, and prostitutes. Bergoglio used money donated by Newchurchers to his fake charity known as Peter's Pence in the fraud, which lost Bergoglio monies totaling up to 400,000,000 USD. Even Newvatican's own prosecutors have dubbed the scam "fraudulent ... secretive and dishonest."

The documents submitted by Newvatican prosecutors indicate that Francis-Bergoglio's Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, personally authorized the fraud. It is hard to imagine that with such significant funds involved, coming from his own Peter's Pence, Bergoglio did not know of the matte, may have signed off on it, or allowed Parolin to do so to keep the blame from himself. [Some information for this Commentary was contributed by the CC News Service.]

True Catholics, the noose is tightening around Francis-Bergoglio's neck. Already three of his top Newcardinals have been implicated in the crimes. Because these Newcardinals report directly to Bergoglio and because of the large sum of money involved, it is getting harder and harder to believe that Bergoglio himself was not a party to the fraud. Perhaps the British courts will ferret out the truth that the Newvatican's courts, reporting to Bergoglio, have so far failed to do.


APRIL 6, 2021 - EASTER TUESDAY
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE SECOND CLASS

A Reader Asks: "Is It Required that Confessions Be Heard behind a Screen
And that Penitents Be Anonymous to the Confessor?"

From: Diego
Confession

It Is Not Required that a Screen Be Used for Confession
Or that Penitents Be Anonymous to the Confessor
Well before the Vatican II Anti-council and the Newchurch
(Traditional) Catholic Priests Would Hear Confessions
If Necessary, in the Open, as before Holydays
When there Were Not Enough Confessionals
To Accommodate the Number of Penitents

Dear TRADITIO Fathers:

I have attended an "Indult" Mess on occasion, as it is relatively close, in contrast to a fully Traditional Latin Mass over two hours away. The "Indult" providers offer "confession" face to face. I did not make a confession because I believe in the anonymity and privacy with the screen in confession. Is it valid to offer confession without a screen and that confessions be anonymous to the confessor?

THE TRADITIO FATHERS REPLY.

It is not required that there be anonymity between the confessor and the penitent. Screens are not required. In fact, well before the Vatican II Anti-council and the Newchurch, (traditional) Catholic priests would hear confessions, if necessary, in the open, as before holydays, when there were not enough confessionals to accommodate the number of penitents.

In any case, these days, when the number of penitents is small, the confessor usually knows the identify of the penitent anyway. Actually, it is a good thing for the confessor to know, because then he can give knowledgeable, continuing spiritual counsel to the penitent instead of dealing with a one-off confession out of context.

Confessions should be private, and arrangements should be made for other penitents to remain out of earshot. However, if anyone should hear any part of a confession, he is obliged under pain of excommunication never to reveal what he heard, just as the priest is bound under the seal.

However, much more important for you to consider than screens is the fact that so-called "Indult" clergy are not priests at all, as they are merely "installed" by invalid Novus Ordo bishops, who have not been consecrated under the Sacrament of Holy Orders, but themselves merely "installed" under the invalid Protestantized New Ordinal of 1969. Thus, they are not Catholic priests, but invalid presbyter-ministers, like the Protestants. You seem to have some awareness of this fact, as you call the "Indult" clergy "providers."

It follows from this fact that the "Indult" Mess, i.e., the Half New Order New Latin Mess aka the "Extraordinary" Mess of 1962 is not valid either. Thus, your concern should be not about screens, but about the fact that your confession is not even being heard by a priest.

In your situation, you should attend the fully Traditional Latin Mass that is available to you, even if, because of distance, you may be able to attend only less frequently. Unavailability of a true Mass or the true Sacrament of Penance is never an excuse to resort to essentially Protestant ministers for invalid "sacraments."

For further information on this topic, 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."


APRIL 5, 2021 - EASTER MONDAY
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE FIRST CLASS

"The Four Marks" Traditional Catholic Newspaper
Has Apparently Become a Victim of the Annus Horribilis 2020

From: The TRADITIO Fathers
'The Four Marks'

The Four Marks
An Independent Traditional Catholic Newspaper
A Leading Traditional Catholics Newspaper in the U.S.
Founded in 2006
Since the Catholic Observer Ceased Publication
The Four Marks Has Apparently Become a Victim
Of the Annus Horribilis 2020

The TRADITIO Network has received inquiries about the status of The Four Marks independent traditional Catholic newspaper, one of the leading traditional Catholic publications in the United States. After the Catholic Observer ceased publication, The Four Marks picked up the baton in 2006 and began publishing a well-edited 16-page monthly newspaper that conformed to independent traditional Catholic beliefs. The title of the newspaper was taken from the statement in the Nicaeo-Constantinopolitan Creed, in which true Catholics profess their belief in "unam, sanctam, catholicam, et apostolicam Ecclesiam, what are known as the Four Marks of the True Church.

From all that we have been able to determine, the newspaper has apparently become a victim of the Annus Horribilis 2020. The newspaper's internet host now shows that its web site is suspended, and E-mails to the editor have gone unanswered, whereas previous replies had been prompt.

When certain other traditional Catholic publications -- which shall remain nameless -- gave up the ghost to become apologists for the heretic Modernist Newchurch of the New Order and its heretic Newpopes, The Four Marks had resisted that malign temptation. Now those other publications have been left with egg on their mastheads, having gotten themselves into the horrific position of carrying the banner now for the openly and proudly Marxist/Modernist Newpope Francis-Bergoglio, who has embraced heretical and immoral positions on sodomy, "gay marriage," abortion, and other moral and doctrinal issues, to the extent that even several of his own Newcardinals are now publicly calling him a heretic, a fact that he acknowledges and of which he even seems proud.


APRIL 4, 2021 - EASTER SUNDAY
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE FIRST CLASS

MEDITATION ON EASTER SUNDAY:
The days of violet are gone. The voices of the Old Testament prophets Isaias and Jeremias are stilled. The Alleluias and Glorias that have been missing since Septuagesima return once more, in profusion. "Hence it is that at the Gloria today the bells are rung, the organ peals forth, the statues and pictures are uncovered, and a few moments afterward the glad Alleluias, silenced for nine weeks past, are heard again in jubilant tones, soaring in their triple repetition higher and higher until they seem to mingle with the songs of the angels in heaven." As the great drama of our redemption draws to an end, let us join in the joy of Holy Mother Church today as she specially sets before us after Communion the great psalm of praise to our risen Lord: "Praise the Lord, all ye nations; praise him, all ye people. For his mercy is confirmed upon us; and the truth of the Lord remaineth forever" (Psalms 116:1-2/DRV). Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

RECOMMENDED SACRED MUSIC:
Gregorian Chant of Easter Sunday
Johann Sebastian Bach's Easter Oratorio [BWV 249]
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).


Omnibus Lectoribus TRADITIONIS

Ex: Reverendis Patribus TRADITIONIS
Resurrexi Chant

Introitus Cantandus in Dominica Resurrectionis

"Resurrexi, et adhuc tecum sum, alleluia"

BEATUM PASCHA!


APRIL 3, 2021 - HOLY SATURDAY
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE FIRST CLASS

MEDITATION ON HOLY SATURDAY:
Through these rites of Holy Saturday, historically and devotionally so gripping, from ancient ages the most solemn of all Vigils of the year, we see Our Lord revealed to us in specific ways, and we in turn are called upon to reflect Him in those ways in our own lives. Together, on this, the "Mother of All Holy Vigils," as St. Augustine calls it, we hear the Lessons that teach us the history of our Faith, the Old Law before the fulfillment of our redemption under the New. We come through the darkness of Our Lord's Passion and Death into the light, as together we now celebrate His glorious Resurrection.

RECOMMENDED SACRED MUSIC:
Gregorian Chant of Holy Saturday
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's Music for Holy Saturday
Carlo Gesualdo's Responsoria for Holy Saturday Tenebrae
William Byrd: Music for Holy Saturday
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).

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

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

Nadal's Christus Descendens ad Inferos

What Transpired when Christ Descended into Limbo
On Holy Saturday


APRIL 2, 2021 - GOOD FRIDAY
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE FIRST CLASS

MEDITATION ON GOOD FRIDAY:
There are few scenes liturgically more impressive than the appearance of the church at the beginning of the rites of Good Friday. The bare floor, the dismantled altar, the veiled crucifix, the unlighted candles. Then, when the procession of the celebrant in black vestments with servers has silently made its way to the sanctuary, the sudden prostration before the altar, where the celebrant annihilates himself in abject penitence -- all these are things that can hardly fail to produce an effect upon each one of us. Then follow the sorrowful lessons and tracts and the reading of the Passion of Our Lord, producing a sense of desolation that no other service in the liturgical year approaches. On this day the Church gives her churches an appearance of desolation and clothes her clergy in mourning. Today the Church, and we who enter the church, are in mourning because Our Lord has died to redeem us.

RECOMMENDED SACRED MUSIC:
Gregorian Chant of Good Friday
Carlo Gesualdo's Responsoria for Good Friday Tenebrae
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's Music for Good Friday
Tommaso Luigi da Vittoria's Popule Meus
William Byrd: Music for Good Friday
Johann Sebastian Bach's Johannes Passion [BWV 245]
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).

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

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

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

Nadal's Post Erectam Crucem

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


APRIL 1, 2021 - MAUNDY THURSDAY
DOUBLE FEAST OF THE FIRST CLASS

MEDITATION ON MAUNDY THURSDAY:
We have today to consider a great and awful mystery of betrayal. This betrayal is commemorated in the special Canon used only at this Mass of Maundy Thursday. Judas, one of the twelve chosen disciples of Our Lord, taught by Him for three years, confirmed in the faith by so many miracles, loaded with graces, becomes the tool of those who plot the death of Our Lord. He traitorously sells His Lord to the high priest for the ancient price of a slave, thirty Roman denarii. But Judas here is not only an historical figure of some 2000 years ago. He is spiritually each one of us, sinners, for whom Christ so grievously began His suffering and death this night. Let us consider the betrayal of Judas and what it forces us to confront in our own spiritual lives.

RECOMMENDED SACRED MUSIC:
Gregorian Chant of Maundy Thursday
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's Music for Maundy Thursday
Carlo Gesualdo's Responsoria for Maundy Thursday Tenebrae
For further information, see FAQ07: What Sacred Music Recordings Do You Recommend? in the TRADITIO Library of Files (FAQs and Catholic Apologetics).

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

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

Nadal's Sacratissimi Sacramenti

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


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